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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540008/predictors-of-successful-laser-capsulotomy-for-significant-posterior-capsule-opacification-after-phacoemulsification
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Brijesh Takkar, Parijat Chandra, Shreyas Temkar, Ashutosh Kumar Singh, Indrish Bhatia
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the reasons behind the failure of laser capsulotomy (LC) performed for significant posterior capsular opacification (PCO). METHODS: Eighty-eight eyes of 88 patients referred for LC at a tertiary care center were retrospectively analyzed. The data recorded included the cause of cataract, visual acuity, duration of PCO, location of PCO, intraocular lens (IOL) position, IOL type, and lens capsule status. These data were later analyzed for determining the requirement of high pulse energy during LC and the success rate of primary LC...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540007/anterior-chamber-depth-change-following-cataract-surgery-in-pseudoexfoliation-syndrome-a-preliminary-study
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Mohammad Reza Fallah Tafti, Hossein Abdollah Beiki, S Farzad Mohammadi, Golshan Latifi, Elham Ashrafi, Zahra Fallah Tafti
PURPOSE: To assess the pseudophakic anterior chamber depth (PP-ACD) or effective lens position (ELP) change after cataract surgery in patients with pseudoexfoliation syndrome (PEX). METHODS: Consecutive eyes with PEX and cataract underwent standard phacoemulsification and were implanted with single-piece acrylic posterior chamber intraocular lenses (IOLs). Eyes with severe PEX and with axial length (AL) greater than 24 mm or less than 22 mm were not included. Eyes with capsular complication or unstable bags that needed capsular tension ring insertion were excluded...
April 2017: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514891/synergistic-effect-of-rapamycin-and-metformin-against-age-dependent-oxidative-stress-in-rat-erythrocyte
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Abhishek Kumar Singh, Geetika Garg, Sandeep Singh, Syed Ibrahim Rizvi
Erythrocytes are particularly vulnerable towards age-dependent oxidative stress mediated damage. Caloric restriction mimetics (CRMs) may provide a novel strategy for the maintenance of redox balance as well as effective treatment of age associated diseases. Herein, we have investigated the beneficial effect of co-treatment of CRM-candidate drugs, rapamycin (an immunosuppressant drug and inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin) and metformin (an anti-diabetic biguanide and activator of adenosine monophosphate kinase) against aging-induced oxidative stress in erythrocytes and plasma of aging rats...
May 17, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512581/refractive-lens-exchange-combined-with-primary-posterior-vitrectorhexis-in-highly-myopic-patients
#4
Tarek A Mohamed, Wael Soliman, Dalia M El Sebaity, Ahmed M Fathalla
Purpose. To evaluate efficacy and safety of primary vitrectorhexis for posterior capsulotomy in highly myopic patients undergoing refractive lens exchange. Methods. The study is a prospective nonrandomized interventional study. The study comprised 60 eyes of 60 myopic patients. All patients underwent refractive lens exchange (RLE) and foldable IOL implantation combined with primary posterior capsulotomy. We used a 23-gauge vitrectomy probe for the creation of the posterior capsule opening. We followed the patients for one year...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511643/long-noncoding-rna-expression-profile-in-hle-b-3-cells-during-tgf-%C3%AE-2-induced-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Bingyu Zhang, Yang Chen, Meiyuan Qiu, Zhixiang Ding
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence has shown that long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are involved in the process of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). However, little research has focused on the expression profile of lncRNAs during EMT in human lens epithelial cells (LECs) and their functions have not yet been described. METHODS: Dysregulated lncRNAs and mRNAs in normal human lens epithelial B-3(HLE B-3) cells and during transforming growth factor β2(TGF-β2)-induced EMT were analyzed via lncRNA microarray...
May 16, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506673/high-frequency-of-silver-resistance-genes-in-invasive-isolates-of-enterobacter-and-klebsiella-species
#6
S Sütterlin, M Dahlö, C Tellgren-Roth, W Schaal, Å Melhus
BACKGROUND: Silver-based products have been marketed as an alternative to antibiotics, and their consumption has increased. Bacteria may, however, develop resistance to silver. AIM: To study the presence of genes encoding silver resistance (silE, silP, silS) over time in three clinically important Enterobacteriaceae genera. METHODS: Using polymerase chain reaction (PCR), 752 bloodstream isolates from the years 1990-2010 were investigated. Age, gender, and ward of patients were registered, and the susceptibility to antibiotics and silver nitrate was tested...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505246/effects-of-long-term-exogenous-testosterone-administration-on-ovarian-morphology-determined-by-transvaginal-3d-ultrasound-in-female-to-male-transsexuals
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Mirte R Caanen, Nienke E Schouten, Esther A M Kuijper, Joukje van Rijswijk, Marleen H van den Berg, Eline van Dulmen-den Broeder, Annelies Overbeek, Flora E van Leeuwen, Mick van Trotsenburg, Cornelis B Lambalk
STUDY QUESTION: Does long-term exogenous testosterone administration result in polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM), determined by (3D) transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) in female-to-male transsexuals (FtMs). SUMMARY ANSWER: Long-term exogenous testosterone administration in FtMs does not result in PCOM determined by (3D) TVU. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: The role of androgens in the pathophysiology of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is still unclear...
May 13, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481344/dynamic-chemical-expansion-of-thin-film-non-stoichiometric-oxides-at-extreme-temperatures
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Jessica G Swallow, Jae Jin Kim, John M Maloney, Di Chen, James F Smith, Sean R Bishop, Harry L Tuller, Krystyn J Van Vliet
Actuator operation in increasingly extreme and remote conditions requires materials that reliably sense and actuate at elevated temperatures, and over a range of gas environments. Design of such materials will rely on high-temperature, high-resolution approaches for characterizing material actuation in situ. Here, we demonstrate a novel type of high-temperature, low-voltage electromechanical oxide actuator based on the model material PrxCe1-xO2-δ (PCO). Chemical strain and interfacial stress resulted from electrochemically pumping oxygen into or out of PCO films, leading to measurable film volume changes due to chemical expansion...
May 8, 2017: Nature Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467185/copper-and-zinc-tolerance-in-bacteria-isolated-from-fresh-produce
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Ismael Cidre, Rubén Pérez Pulido, Maria José Grande Burgos, Antonio Gálvez, Rosario Lucas
The continued agricultural exposure of bacteria to metals such as copper and zinc may result in an increased copper tolerance through the food chain. The aim of this study was to determine the Cu and Zn tolerance of bacteria from fresh produce (cucumber, zucchini, green pepper, tomato, lettuce, vegetable salad, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, green onion, onion, and mango). Isolates (506 aerobic mesophiles) from 12 different food produce products were tested for growth in a range of Cu and Zn concentrations. Selected isolates were identified using 16S rDNA sequencing, and the presence of metal resistance genes was studied using PCR amplification...
May 3, 2017: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463030/use-of-cyproterone-acetate-ethinylestradiol-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-rationale-and-practical-aspects
#10
X Ruan, A Kubba, A Aguilar, A O Mueck
INTRODUCTION: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common, heterogeneous disorder characterised by hyperandrogenic skin symptoms, irregular menstruation and subfertility, increased risk of endometrial malignancy, and increased risk of preventable diseases associated with metabolic syndrome. Cyproterone acetate (CPA) 2 mg, combined with ethinylestradiol (EE) 35 μg, is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe acne related to androgen-sensitivity (with or without seborrhea) and/or hirsutism, in women of reproductive age...
May 2, 2017: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460931/bioaccessibility-and-antioxidant-activity-of-curcumin-after-encapsulated-by-nano-and-pickering-emulsion-based-on-chitosan-tripolyphosphate-nanoparticles
#11
Bakht Ramin Shah, Chunlan Zhang, Yan Li, Bin Li
In the current study the influence of different lipid-based formulations (Pickering and nanoemulsions) and their droplet size on curcumin encapsulation and bioaccessibility, as well as on its anti-oxidant activity was investigated. Oil-in-water Pickering emulsion stabilized by chitosan-tripolyphosphate (CS-TPP) nanoparticles and nanoemulsions containing an organic phase (Span80:Tween80), were prepared with either medium chain triglyceride (MCT) or corn oil as long chain triglyceride (LCT). An in vitro gastrointestinal (GIT) model consisting of mouth, gastric and intestinal phases was used to characterize the rate and extent of lipid phase digestion of the ingested samples...
November 2016: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449962/posterior-versus-three-column-osteotomy-for-late-correction-of-residual-coronal-deformity-in-patients-with-previous-fusions-for-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Stephen J Lewis, Sam G Keshen, So Kato, Aaron M Gazendam
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. OBJECTIVE: To compare the early results of posterior column (PCO) and three-column (3CO) osteotomies performed in patients with previously fused idiopathic scoliosis and review their abilities to achieve coronal correction of residual deformities. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Residual deformity of previously fused AIS can accelerate adjacent segment degeneration secondary to lowest instrumented vertebra (LIV) tilt and rotation...
May 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447674/role-of-grain-size-on-redox-induced-compositional-stresses-in-pr-doped-ceria-thin-films
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Jay Sheth, Di Chen, Harry L Tuller, Scott T Misture, Sean R Bishop, Brian W Sheldon
In constrained geometries and in varying oxygen partial pressures and operating temperatures, exchange of oxygen ions between non-stoichiometric oxide thin films (for example, doped and undoped ceria systems) and the gas phase can lead to stresses. In this study, these compositional stresses were investigated in thin films of nanocrystalline 10% praseodymium doped ceria (PCO), as a function of average grain size. In situ wafer curvature measurements, along with High Temperature X-Ray Diffraction (HTXRD), were employed to measure stresses and strains, respectively on the PCO films during oxidation-reduction cycling, over the pO2 range of 10(-1)-10(-5) atm at 750 °C...
May 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441112/second-line-hormonal-therapy-for-men-with-chemotherapy-na%C3%A3-ve-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-american-society-of-clinical-oncology-provisional-clinical-opinion
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Katherine S Virgo, Ethan Basch, D Andrew Loblaw, Tom Oliver, R Bryan Rumble, Michael A Carducci, Luke Nordquist, Mary-Ellen Taplin, Eric Winquist, Eric A Singer
Purpose ASCO provisional clinical opinions (PCOs) offer direction to the ASCO membership after publication or presentation of potential practice-changing data. This PCO addresses second-line hormonal therapy for chemotherapy-naïve men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) who range from being asymptomatic with only biochemical evidence of CRPC to having documented metastases but minimal symptoms. Clinical Context The treatment goal for CRPC is palliation. Despite resistance to initial androgen deprivation therapy, most men respond to second-line hormonal therapies...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429670/expression-of-dominant-negative-k6w-ubiquitin-in-the-lens-epithelium-via-an-adenoviral-vector-delays-posterior-capsule-opacification-in-a-rabbit-model
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Xuan Bao, Min Hou, Ruiping Peng, Furong Luo, Mingxing Wu
PURPOSE: Ubiquitin is involved in cell proliferation and differentiation, and the objective of this study is to investigate the potential of dominant negative Ubiquitin (Ub) with a lysine to tryptophan mutation at the 6 position (K6W) through an adenoviral expression vector in the prevention of posterior capsule opacification (PCO) in a rabbit PCO model. METHODS: Recombinant dominant negative K6W-Ub adenovirus (RAd-K6W-Ub) with green fluorescent protein (RAd-K6W-Ub/GFP) and RAd-GFP viruses (control) were generated with QBI-HEK 293A cells...
March 31, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427041/the-efficacy-of-donepezil-administration-on-acetylcholinesterase-activity-and-altered-redox-homeostasis-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Pinar Atukeren, Mahir Cengiz, Hakan Yavuzer, Remise Gelisgen, Esma Altunoglu, Sena Oner, Fusun Erdenen, Damla Yuceakın, Himmet Derici, Ufuk Cakatay, Hafize Uzun
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a serious multifactorial disorder with progressive neurodegenerative outcomes related with impaired redox homeostasis. Inhibition of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase (AChE), as one of the major therapeutic strategies, is considered to be offering only symptomatic relief and moderate disease modifying effect. We intended to investigate the effects of acetylcholinesterase inhibition via donepezil on protein carbonyl (PCO), advanced protein oxidation products (AOPP) and ischemia modified albumin (IMA) as protein oxidation markers and ferric reducing antioxidant power (FRAP), prooxidant-antioxidant balance (PAB), total thiol (T-SH), protein thiol (P-SH) as antioxidant status markers and also kynurenine (KYN), N-formyl kynurenine (N-FKYN) and protein bound dityrosine (DT) levels all in one demonstrating the redox homeostasis in Alzheimer patients also correlated with AChE activity...
June 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425965/comparison-of-cpap-and-hfnc-in-management-of-bronchiolitis-in-infants-and-young-children
#17
Majken Bisgaard Pedersen, Signe Vahlkvist
Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been used in infants with bronchiolitis for decades. Recently, high flow nasal cannula (HFNC) therapy was introduced We conducted a retrospective study of treatment with CPAP vs. HFNC between 2013 and 2015, comparing the development in respiratory rate, fraction of inspired oxygen (FiO2) and heart rate, treatment failure, duration of treatment, and length of hospital stay. A sample size of 49 children were included. Median age was 1.9 months. Median baseline pCO₂ was 7...
April 20, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415768/interleukin-27-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-premature-coronary-artery-disease-and-metabolic-parameters-in-the-mexican-population-the-genetics-of-atherosclerotic-disease-gea-mexican-study
#18
Rosalinda Posadas-Sánchez, Nonanzit Pérez-Hernández, José Manuel Rodríguez-Pérez, Ramón M Coral-Vázquez, Bladimir Roque-Ramírez, Luis Llorente, Guadalupe Lima, Carmina Flores-Dominguez, Teresa Villarreal-Molina, Carlos Posadas-Romero, Gilberto Vargas-Alarcón
Several studies suggest an important role of Interleukin-27 in the development of atherosclerosis. The aim of this study was to establish whether the IL-27p28 gene polymorphisms are associated with premature coronary artery disease and/or other cardiovascular risk factors. Four IL-27p28 gene polymorphisms were selected and genotyped in 1162 premature coronary artery disease cases and 1107 controls. rs26528 T and rs40837 A alleles were significantly associated with a lower risk of premature coronary artery disease under different inheritance models (Pdominant = 0...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415418/uv-assisted-treatment-on-hydrophobic-acrylic-iols-anterior-surface-with-methacryloyloxyethyl-phosphorylcholine-reducing-inflammation-and-maintaining-low-posterior-capsular-opacification-properties
#19
Xiaodan Huang, Chenqi Luo, Lin Lin, Li Zhang, Heyi Li, Ke Yao, Zhikang Xu
In order to enhance the surface biocompatibility of hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lenses (IOLs), the anterior surface was modified through graft polymerization with methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC) initiated by ultraviolet radiation. Chemical changes on the IOL surface were characterised by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) to confirm the covalent binding of MPC. Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM) analysis were used to characterise the morphological changes to the IOL surface...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399584/-recommendations-for-physical-activity-during-and-after-pregnancy
#20
Nina Ferrari, Christine Graf
Regular physical activity during and after pregnancy has beneficial effects for mother and child. German recommendations for physical activity during pregnancy are still missing.We searched PubMed (MedLine) for guidelines published between January 2010 and September 2015 on physical activity during and after pregnancy.A systematic literature research identified 29 articles. Recommendations in the context of specific diseases (gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, obesity, hypertension, PCO, incontinence) or intervention programs were excluded...
March 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
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