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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632846/suppression-of-hsp27-restores-retinal-function-and-protects-photoreceptors-from-apoptosis-in-a-light-induced-retinal-degeneration-animal-model
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Chih-Cheng Chien, Chi-Jung Huang, Lu-Tai Tien, Yu-Che Cheng, Chia-Ying Ke, Yih-Jing Lee
Purpose: We used a light-induced retinal degeneration animal model to investigate possible roles of heat shock protein 27 (HSP27) in retinal/photoreceptor protection. Methods: Sprague-Dawley rats were used for the light-induced retinal degeneration animal model. The histology of eye sections was observed for morphologic changes in the retina. Cell apoptosis was examined in each group using the terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick-end labeling assay, and electroretinography was used to evaluate retinal function...
June 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632690/noninvasive-nuclear-spect-myocardial-blood-flow-quantitation-to-guide-management-for-coronary-artery-disease
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Lung-Ching Chen, Bor-Hsin Jong, Sheng-Che Lin, Chi-Tai Ku, Ing-Jou Chen, Yen-Kung Chen, Bailing Hsu
Recently, myocardial blood flow quantitation with dynamic SPECT has been validated to enhance the detection of multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD) and conclude equivocal SPECT myocardial perfusion study. This advance opened an important clinical application to utilize the tool in guiding CAD management for area where myocardial perfusion tracers for PET are unavailable or unaffordable. We present a clinical patient with ongoing recursive angina who underwent multiple nuclear stress tests for a sequence of CAD evaluation in 26 months and demonstrated that SPECT myocardial blood flow quantitation properly guided CAD management to warrant patient outcome...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632239/feasibility-of-mind-body-movement-programs-for-cancer-survivors
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Kristine K Browning, Jennifer Kue, Felisha Lyons, Janine Overcash
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: To evaluate mind-body movement exercise (MBME) classes (yoga, tai chi, and Qigong) for cancer survivors. 
. DESIGN: A single-group, repeated-measures design.
. SETTING: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center-Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital in Columbus.
. SAMPLE: 33 adult cancer survivors, with any cancer diagnosis, participating in MBME classes.
. METHODS: The researchers sought to examine feasibility of multiple data collection time points and data collection measures; acceptability; and changes to physical, emotional, and biometric measures over time, as a result of participation in MBME classes...
July 1, 2017: Oncology Nursing Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627559/a-luminescent-lanthanide-approach-towards-direct-visualization-of-primary-cilia-in-living-cells
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Hongguang Li, Rongfeng Lan, Chi-Fai Chan, Guochen Bao, Chen Xie, Pak-Ho Chu, William C S Tai, Shuai Zha, Jing-Xiang Zhang, Ka-Leung Wong
We report a direct imaging tool, HGEu001, for primary cilia in living cells, which is specific, and based on the UV light or near infrared laser (via two-photon excitation) induced long-lived europium luminescence.
June 19, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608523/the-effects-of-twelve-weeks-of-tai-chi-practice-on-anxiety-in-stressed-but-healthy-people-compared-to-exercise-and-wait-list-groups-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Shuai Zheng, Christine Kim, Sara Lal, Peter Meier, David Sibbritt, Chris Zaslawski
OBJECTIVE: This randomized controlled trial was undertaken to determine whether 12 weeks of Tai Chi (TC) practice can reduce anxiety in healthy but stressed people. METHOD: Fifty participants were randomized into TC (n=17), exercise (n=17), and wait-list (WL) groups (n=16). Outcome measures used were State Trait Anxiety Inventory, Perceived Stress Scale 14 (PSS14), blood pressure and heart rate variability, visual analogue scale (VAS), and Short Form 36. RESULTS: Significant improvements were observed from baseline for both TC and exercise groups for both state (p <0...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602756/antrodia-cinnamomea-sensitizes-radio-chemo-therapy-of-cancer-stem-like-cells-by-modulating-microrna-expression
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Yu-Kai Su, Ping-Hsiao Shih, Wei-Hwa Lee, Oluwaseun Adebayo Bamodu, Alexander T H Wu, Chun-Chih Huang, Yew-Min Tzeng, Michael Hsiao, Chi-Tai Yeh, Chien-Min Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The discovery of many tissue-specific cancer stem cells (CSCs) continues to attract scientific attention. These CSCs are considered to be associated with chemo- and radio-resistance, and consequently, failure of conventional anticancer therapies. The recent demonstration of several microRNAs as enhancers of tumorigenicity via modulation of epithelial-mesenchymal transition and cancer stemness, makes them putative novel therapeutic target in oncology. Antrodia cinnamomea is a Chinese traditional medicine with several biological functions including anti-inflammation, antioxidant, and cancer prevention...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602515/the-impact-of-tai-chi-and-qigong-mind-body-exercises-on-motor-and-non-motor-function-and-quality-of-life-in-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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R Song, W Grabowska, M Park, K Osypiuk, G P Vergara-Diaz, P Bonato, J M Hausdorff, M Fox, L R Sudarsky, E Macklin, P M Wayne
PURPOSE: To systematically evaluate and quantify the effects of Tai Chi/Qigong (TCQ) on motor (UPDRS III, balance, falls, Timed-Up-and-Go, and 6-Minute Walk) and non-motor (depression and cognition) function, and quality of life (QOL) in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). METHODS: A systematic search in 7 electronic databases targeted clinical studies evaluating TCQ for individuals with PD published through August 2016. Meta-analysis was used to estimate effect sizes (Hedges's g) and publication bias for randomized controlled trials (RCTs)...
May 25, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578978/modality-of-treatment-and-potential-outcome-of-wilson-disease-in-taiwan-a-population-based-longitudinal-study
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Chi-San Tai, Jia-Feng Wu, Huey-Ling Chen, Hong-Yuan Hsu, Mei-Hwei Chang, Yen-Hsuan Ni
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the epidemiology, the preference of medication, and the potential outcome of Wilson disease in Taiwan. We aimed to provide better therapeutic options for patients with Wilson disease based on the data generated from this study. METHODS: We utilized the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD), which stores clinical records of nearly 99% of Taiwan's residents. The database used is a random sample of two-million out of 23-million beneficiaries in Taiwan's NHIRD in 2005...
June 1, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578571/hypervalent-iodine-mediated-formation-of-epoxides-from-carbon-sp-2-carbon-sp-3-single-bonds
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Shan Jiang, Tai-Shan Yan, Yong-Chao Han, Li-Qian Cui, Xiao-Song Xue, Chi Zhang
We have developed an efficient method for direct formation of epoxide groups from carbon(sp(2))-carbon(sp(3)) single bonds of β-keto esters; the reaction is mediated by the water-soluble hypervalent iodine(V) reagent AIBX (5-trimethylammonio-1,3-dioxo-1,3-dihydro-1λ(5)-benzo[d][1,2]iodoxol-1-ol anion). On the basis of the results of density functional theory calculations and experimental studies, we propose that the reaction proceeds by a two-stage mechanism involving dehydrogenation of the β-keto ester substrates and epoxidation of the resulting enone intermediates...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576734/protocol-for-the-match-study-mindfulness-and-tai-chi-for-cancer-health-a-preference-based-multi-site-randomized-comparative-effectiveness-trial-cet-of-mindfulness-based-cancer-recovery-mbcr-vs-tai-chi-qigong-tcq-for-cancer-survivors
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Linda E Carlson, Erin L Zelinski, Michael Speca, Lynda G Balneaves, Jennifer M Jones, Daniel Santa Mina, Peter M Wayne, Tavis S Campbell, Janine Giese-Davis, Peter Faris, Jennifer Zwicker, Kamala Patel, Tara L Beattie, Steve Cole, Kirsti Toivonen, Jill Nation, Philip Peng, Bruce Thong, Raimond Wong, Sunita Vohra
PURPOSE: A growing number of cancer survivors suffer high levels of distress, depression and stress, as well as sleep disturbance, pain and fatigue. Two different mind-body interventions helpful for treating these problems are Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR) and Tai Chi/Qigong (TCQ). However, while both interventions show efficacy compared to usual care, they have never been evaluated in the same study or directly compared. This study will be the first to incorporate innovative design features including patient choice while evaluating two interventions to treat distressed cancer survivors...
May 30, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570792/a-pilot-randomized-controlled-study-of-tai-chi-with-passive-and-active-controls-in-the-treatment-of-depressed-chinese-americans
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Albert S Yeung, Run Feng, Daniel Ju Hyung Kim, Peter M Wayne, Gloria Y Yeh, Lee Baer, Othelia E Lee, John W Denninger, Herbert Benson, Gregory L Fricchione, Jonathan Alpert, Maurizio Fava
OBJECTIVE: This pilot, randomized clinical trial investigates the effectiveness of tai chi as the primary treatment for Chinese Americans with major depressive disorder (MDD). METHODS: 67 Chinese Americans with DSM-IV MDD and no treatment for depression were recruited between March 2012 and April 2013 and randomized (1:1:1) into a tai chi intervention, an education program, or a waitlisted group for 12 weeks. The primary outcome measure was the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS₁₇); positive response for this outcome was defined as a decrease in total score of 50% or more, and remission was defined as HDRS₁₇ ≤ 7...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551848/mri-features-of-pediatric-intracranial-germ-cell-tumor-subtypes
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Chih-Chun Wu, Wan-Yuo Guo, Feng-Chi Chang, Chao-Bao Luo, Han-Jui Lee, Yi-Wei Chen, Yi-Yen Lee, Tai-Tong Wong
Intracranial germ cell tumors differ in histology and location, and require different clinical management strategies. We characterized the imaging features that may aid pre-operative differentiation of intracranial germinomas and non-germinomatous germ cell tumors (NGGCTs). This retrospective study analyzed 85 patients with intracranial germ cell tumors and adequate preoperative or pretreatment MRIs between 2000 and 2013 at our institution. Pretreatment MRI characteristics, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values, tumor histopathology, and patient outcomes were compared...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538267/cirrhosis-has-no-impact-on-therapeutic-responses-of-entecavir-for-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Pin-Chao Wang, Tao-Yang Wei, Tai-Chung Tseng, Hans Hsienhong Lin, Chia-Chi Wang
OBJECTIVE: As the efficacy of a direct antiviral agent is reduced in cirrhotic chronic hepatitis C patients, prolonged duration of treatment or addition of ribavirin is recommended to improve the rates of sustained virological response. However, the impact of cirrhosis on the efficacy of antiviral treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remained unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study screened entecavir (ETV)-treated CHB patients in Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital from January 2007 till October 2014...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532886/the-effects-of-tai-chi-on-physical-function-and-well-being-among-persons-with-parkinson-s-disease-a-systematic-review
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Klaudia J Ćwiękała-Lewis, Matthew Gallek, Ruth E Taylor-Piliae
Current medical treatments for Parkinson's disease (PD) are mainly palliative, though research indicates Tai Chi exercise improves physical function and well-being. An electronic database search of PubMed, CINAHL, Web of Science, Cochrane Library, PsycINFO and Embase was conducted, to examine current scientific literature for potential benefits of Tai Chi on physical function and well-being among persons with PD. A total of 11 studies met the inclusion criteria: 7 randomized clinical trials and 4 quasi-experimental studies...
April 2017: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529544/complementary-and-alternative-interventions-for-fatigue-management-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-systematic-review
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Gang-Zhu Xu, Yan-Feng Li, Mao-De Wang, Dong-Yuan Cao
BACKGROUND: We systematically reviewed randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of complementary and alternative interventions for fatigue after traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHODS: We searched multiple online sources including ClinicalTrials.gov, the Cochrane Library database, MEDLINE, CINAHL, Embase, the Web of Science, AMED, PsychINFO, Toxline, ProQuest Digital Dissertations, PEDro, PsycBite, and the World Health Organization (WHO) trial registry, in addition to hand searching of grey literature...
May 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513765/factors-associated-with-suicidal-ideation-among-university-students
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Hugo Gedeon Barros Dos Santos, Samira Reschetti Marcon, Mariano Martínez Espinosa, Makilin Nunes Baptista, Paula Mirianh Cabral de Paulo
Objective: to analyze the factors associated with suicidal ideation in a representative sample of university students. Methods: cross-sectional study, carried out with 637 students of the Federal University of Mato Grosso. The presence of suicidal ideation, demographic and socioeconomic variables, use of alcohol through the Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test, and depressive symptoms (Major Depression Inventory) were investigated. Bivariate analysis was performed with the Chi-square test and multivariate analysis using the Poisson regression model...
May 15, 2017: Revista Latino-americana de Enfermagem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511866/differences-in-mental-health-among-young-adults-with-borderline-personality-symptoms-of-various-severities
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Wei-Hsin Lu, Peng-Wei Wang, Chih-Hung Ko, Ray C Hsiao, Tai-Ling Liu, Cheng-Fang Yen
PURPOSE: This study examined the differences in mental health and behavioral problems among young adults with borderline personality symptoms of various severities. METHODS: 500 college students participated in this study. Borderline personality symptoms were evaluated using the Taiwanese version of the Borderline Symptom List (BSL-23). Mental health problems were assessed using the Symptom Checklist-90-Revised Scale. Suicidality and other behavioral problems were assessed using questions from the epidemiological version of the Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia and BSL-23 Supplement...
May 13, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506776/mindfulness-is-associated-with-treatment-response-from-non-pharmacological-exercise-interventions-in-knee-osteoarthritis
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Augustine C Lee, William F Harvey, Lori Lyn Price, Xingyi Han, Jeffrey B Driban, John B Wong, Mei Chung, Timothy E McAlindon, Chenchen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between baseline mindfulness and response from exercise interventions in knee osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN: Cohort Study; Responder analysis of a clinical trial subset SETTING: Urban tertiary care academic hospital PARTICIPANTS: 86 participants with symptomatic, radiographic knee OA (mean age, 60 years; 74% female; 48% white) INTERVENTIONS: 12 weeks (twice per week) of Tai Chi or Physical Therapy exercise MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): Treatment response was defined using Osteoarthritis Research Society International criteria indicating meaningful improvements in the Western Ontario and McMaster Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain, function, or Patient Global Assessment scores...
May 12, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501804/exercise-and-other-non-pharmaceutical-interventions-for-cancer-related-fatigue-in-patients-during-or-after-cancer-treatment-a-systematic-review-incorporating-an-indirect-comparisons-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Roger Hilfiker, Andre Meichtry, Manuela Eicher, Balfe Lina Nilsson, Ruud H Knols, Martin L Verra, Jan Taeymans
AIM: To assess the relative effects of different types of exercise and other non-pharmaceutical interventions on cancer-related fatigue (CRF) in patients during and after cancer treatment. DESIGN: Systematic review and indirect-comparisons meta-analysis. DATA SOURCES: Articles were searched in PubMed, Cochrane CENTRAL and published meta-analyses. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SELECTING STUDIES: Randomised studies published up to January 2017 evaluating different types of exercise or other non-pharmaceutical interventions to reduce CRF in any cancer type during or after treatment...
May 13, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501708/responsiveness-and-minimally-important-differences-for-four-patient-reported-outcomes-measurement-information-system-promis-short-forms-physical-function-pain-interference-depression-and-anxiety-in-knee-osteoarthritis
#20
Augustine C Lee, Jeffrey B Driban, Lori Lyn Price, William F Harvey, Angie Mae Rodday, Chenchen Wang
Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) instruments can provide valid, interpretable measures of health status among adults with osteoarthritis (OA). However, their ability to detect meaningful change over time is unknown. We evaluated the responsiveness and minimally important differences (MID) for 4 PROMIS Short Forms: Physical Function, Pain Interference, Depression, and Anxiety. We analyzed adults with symptomatic knee OA from our randomized trial comparing Tai Chi and physical therapy...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Pain: Official Journal of the American Pain Society
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