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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314265/next-generation-sequencing-for-microrna-profiling-microrna-21-3p-promotes-oral-cancer-metastasis
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Hui-Hwa Tseng, Yu-Kai Tseng, Jyun-Jie You, Bor-Hwang Kang, Tsung-Han Wang, Cheng-Mei Yang, Hung-Chih Chen, Huei-Han Liou, Pei-Feng Liu, Luo-Ping Ger, Kuo-Wang Tsai
Dysfunctional microRNAs (miRNAs) play a crucial role in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) progression. In the present study, we performed next-generation sequencing for miRNA profiling of the OSCC tissues and corresponding adjacent normal tissues in two patients with OSCC. We observed that 45 miRNAs were substantially up-regulated and 17 miRNAs were down-regulated in OSCC tissues. Since information on the biological role of miR-21-3p (passenger strand) in OSCC is limited, the expression levels of miR-21-3p were further evaluated in 95 OSCC tissue samples by a stem-loop real-time polymerase chain reaction...
March 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303733/bi-parametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-applied-to-obstetrics
#2
Lucia Manganaro, Valeria Vinci, Antonella Giancotti, Sandro Gerli, Denis A Cozzi, Teresa Pusiol, Michele Scialpi, Luca Roncati
Foetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays an increasingly important role in the diagnosis of foetal abnormalities. Over the years, we have successfully applied bi-parametric MRI (bp-MRI) to the following obstetric conditions: (1) neurologic vascular diseases; (2) assessment of lung parenchyma maturation; (3) renal pathologies, such as polycystic kidney, suspected renal infarction, unilateral or bilateral renal agenesis; (4) placental pathologies, as twin-twin transfusion syndrome or placenta accreta; (5) benignant and malignant congenital tumours or cysts of the liver, such as haemangioendothelioma, hepatoblastoma or metastatic neuroblastoma, of the kidney (e...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303340/the-influence-of-the-systematic-birth-preparation-program-on-childbirth-satisfaction
#3
Aysu Akca, Aytul Corbacioglu Esmer, Eser Sefik Ozyurek, Arife Aydin, Nazli Korkmaz, Husnu Gorgen, Ozgur Akbayir
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of this study was to assess the influence of a systematic multidisciplinary birth preparation program on satisfaction with childbirth experience. A secondary aim was to detect factors that affect the childbirth satisfaction. METHODS: In this prospective study, 77 pregnant women who completed the 4-month birth preparation program (Group 1) and 75 women in the control group (Group 2) were asked to fill out two questionnaires with face-to-face interviews within 48 h after labor...
March 16, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300572/the-potential-role-of-aspiration-in-the-asthmatic-airway
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Eoin B Hunt, Chris Ward, Stephen Power, Ashley Sullivan, Jeffrey Pearson, Susan Lapthorne, Paul M O'Byrne, Joseph Eustace, Barry J Plant, Michael M Maher, John MacSharry, Desmond M Murphy
BACKGROUND: Many asthmatics remain sub-optimally controlled despite current treatments. Reasons include comorbidities that could aggravate asthma, including gastro-esophageal reflux (GER). We aimed to investigate whether aspiration occurs in asthmatic patients and if so does it correlate with asthma control. METHODS: Patients had ACQ-7, FeNO, and spirometry performed to characterize their level of asthma control. Barium swallow with provocation was performed to assess for predisposition to aspiration...
March 11, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299914/the-onset-site-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-joints-or-the-lung
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G Cafaro, A Alunno, V Valentini, M Comasia Leone, E Marcucci, E Bartoloni, R Gerli
The etiopathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not yet fully elucidated and the site of inflammation onset is still a matter of debate. The presence of autoantibodies as well as clinical manifestations, such as interstitial lung disease, before the onset of arthritis seems to be in favour of the hypothesis that initial pathogenic events take place in tissues other than the joint. In this review article we summarize the most recent literature on extra-synovial autoimmunity triggers eventually leading to RA, with particular focus on the role of the lung...
December 31, 2016: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286015/rutin-protects-against-h2o2-triggered-impaired-relaxation-of-placental-arterioles-and-induces-nrf2-mediated-adaptation-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-exposed-to-oxidative-stress
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Mireille M J P E Sthijns, Paul M Schiffers, Ger M Janssen, Kristien J A Lemmens, Bart Ides, Philippe Vangrieken, Freek G Bouwman, Edwin C Mariman, Irina Pader, Elias S J Arnér, Katarina Johansson, Aalt Bast, Guido R M M Haenen
BACKGROUND: Rutin intake is associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The exact mechanism by which rutin can protect against CVD development is still enigmatic. Since, rutin is a compound with a relatively short half-life, the direct antioxidant effect of rutin cannot explain the long-lasting effect on human health. We hypothesized that rutin next to its direct antioxidant effect that improves endothelial function, may also induce an adaptive response in endogenous antioxidant systems...
March 7, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284645/influence-of-stormflow-and-baseflow-phosphorus-pressures-on-stream-ecology-in-agricultural-catchments
#7
Mairead Shore, Sinead Murphy, Per-Erik Mellander, Ger Shortle, Alice R Melland, Lucy Crockford, Vincent O'Flaherty, Lauren Williams, Ger Morgan, Phil Jordan
Stormflow and baseflow phosphorus (P) concentrations and loads in rivers may exert different ecological pressures during different seasons. These pressures and subsequent impacts are important to disentangle in order to target and monitor the effectiveness of mitigation measures. This study investigated the influence of stormflow and baseflow P pressures on stream ecology in six contrasting agricultural catchments. A five-year high resolution dataset was used consisting of stream discharge, P chemistry, macroinvertebrate and diatom ecology, supported with microbial source tracking and turbidity data...
March 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281472/impact-of-concomitant-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy-and-hiatal-hernia-repair-on-gastro-oesophageal-reflux-disease-in-morbidly-obese-patients
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Harshit Garg, Balasubiramaniyan Vigneshwaran, Sandeep Aggarwal, Vineet Ahuja
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to analyse the impact of hiatal hernia repair (HHR) on gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in morbidly obese patients with hiatus hernia undergoing laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). MATERIALS AND METHODS: It is a retrospective study involving ten morbidly obese patients with large hiatus hernia diagnosed on pre-operative endoscopy who underwent LSG and simultaneous HHR. The patients were assessed for symptoms of GERD using a Severity symptom score (SS) questionnaire and anti-reflux medications...
April 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273563/discovery-of-highly-selective-and-potent-monoamine-oxidase-b-inhibitors-contribution-of-additional-phenyl-rings-introduced-into%C3%A2-2-aryl-1-3-4-oxadiazin-5-6h-one
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Jungeun Lee, Yeongcheol Lee, So Jung Park, Joohee Lee, Yeong Shik Kim, Young-Ger Suh, Jeeyeon Lee
Monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) is a flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD)-containing enzyme that plays a major role in the oxidative deamination of biogenic amines and neurotransmitters. Inhibiting MAO-B activity is a promising approach in the treatment of neurological disorders. Here, we report a series of 2-aryl-1,3,4-oxadiazin-5(6H)-one derivatives as highly selective and potent MAO-B inhibitors. Analysis of the binding sites of hMAO-A and hMAO-B led to design of linear analogs of 2-aryl-1,3,4-oxadiazin-5(6H)-one with an additional phenyl ring...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270122/implementation-of-integrated-geriatric-care-at-a-german-hospital-a-case-study-to-understand-when-and-why-beneficial-outcomes-can-be-achieved
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Loraine Busetto, Jörn Kiselev, Katrien Ger Luijkx, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Hubertus Johannes Maria Vrijhoef
BACKGROUND: Many health systems have implemented integrated care as an alternative approach to health care delivery that is more appropriate for patients with complex, long-term needs. The objective of this article was to analyse the implementation of integrated care at a German geriatric hospital and explore whether the use of a "context-mechanisms-outcomes"-based model provides insights into when and why beneficial outcomes can be achieved. METHODS: We conducted 15 semi-structured interviews with health professionals employed at the hospital...
March 7, 2017: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265101/myosin-filament-activation-in-the-heart-is-tuned-to-the-mechanical-task
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Massimo Reconditi, Marco Caremani, Francesca Pinzauti, Joseph D Powers, Theyencheri Narayanan, Ger J M Stienen, Marco Linari, Vincenzo Lombardi, Gabriella Piazzesi
The mammalian heart pumps blood through the vessels, maintaining the dynamic equilibrium in a circulatory system driven by two pumps in series. This vital function is based on the fine-tuning of cardiac performance by the Frank-Starling mechanism that relates the pressure exerted by the contracting ventricle (end systolic pressure) to its volume (end systolic volume). At the level of the sarcomere, the structural unit of the cardiac myocytes, the Frank-Starling mechanism consists of the increase in active force with the increase of sarcomere length (length-dependent activation)...
March 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262384/influence-of-seafood-and-vitamin-supplementation-on-maternal-and-umbilical-cord-blood-mercury-concentration
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Shih-Hui Huang, Ken-Pen Weng, Luo-Ping Ger, Huei Han Liou, Ching-Chiang Lin, Chung-Cheng Wang, Charles Tzu-Chi Lee, Ming-Tsang Wu
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of maternal seafood consumption and vitamin supplementation during pregnancy on maternal and umbilical cord blood mercury (Hg) concentration. METHODS: In this study of 145 healthy pregnant women (mean age 28.1±5.2 years), we administered questionnaires, collected paired maternal/umbilical cord blood samples, and measured the anthropometrics of newborns. Blood Hg concentration was assayed by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry...
March 2, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256048/multiple-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders-linked-to-gastroesophageal-reflux-and-somatization-a-population-based-study
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R S Choung, G Richard Locke, C D Schleck, A R Zinsmeister, N J Talley
BACKGROUND: It is unknown why functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) overlap and limited information exists on risk factors for those with overlap. Our aim was to estimate the prevalence of combinations of FGIDs including reflux (FGIDs-gastroesophageal reflux [GER]), and evaluate potential risk factors for people with multiple disorders in a representative US community. METHODS: A population-based study was conducted by mailing a valid GI symptom questionnaire to an age- and gender-stratified random sample of residents of Olmsted County, MN...
March 3, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248794/intestinal-metaplasia-of-the-esophagus-in-children-with-esophageal-atresia
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Helen Hsieh, Adam Frenette, Laurent Michaud, Usha Krishnan, Dorothée Bouron Dal-Soglio, Frederic Gottrand, Christophe Faure
OBJECTIVES: Patients with esophageal atresia/tracheo-esophageal fistula (EA-TEF) can develop Barrett's esophagus as a long-term consequence of their condition. Intestinal metaplasia (IM), a risk factor for developing adenocarcinoma of the esophagus, has not been well characterized in the pediatric population. METHODS: Retrospective review of EA-TEF patients followed at three academic pediatric centers between the years 1997 and 2014. RESULTS: Among 542 children and adolescents, 1...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235713/gastroesophageal-reflux-is-not-associated-with-short-term-variability-of-parasympathetic-activity-in-children
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Jan Krzysztof Nowak, Agata Łaźniak, Aleksandra Lisowska, Zdzisława Kycler, Waldemar Bobkowski, Jarosław Walkowiak
PURPOSE: A lower parasympathetic activity was described in patients with the gastroesophageal reflux disease. We aimed to determine whether gastroesophageal reflux (GER) episodes are associated with a short-term parasympathetic tone variability in children. METHODS: In order to address this question we performed simultaneous 24-h esophageal multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH and electrocardiographic monitoring in 16 children (age range 6-18 years), including 8 with asthma and 2 with gastroesophageal reflux disease...
February 21, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229815/correlation-between-essdai-and-clinessdai-in-a-real-life-cohort-of-patients-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Luca Quartuccio, Chiara Baldini, Elena Bartoloni, Roberta Priori, Francesco Carubbi, Alessia Alunno, Saviana Gandolfo, Angelica Gattamelata, Roberto Giacomelli, Roberto Gerli, Guido Valesini, Stefano Bombardieri, Salvatore De Vita
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February 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224108/implementation-of-enteral-feeding-protocol-in-an-intensive-care-unit-before-and-after-study
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Martin Padar, Gerli Uusvel, Liis Starkopf, Joel Starkopf, Annika Reintam Blaser
AIM: To determine the effects of implementing an enteral feeding protocol on the nutritional delivery and outcomes of intensive care patients. METHODS: An uncontrolled, observational before-and-after study was performed in a tertiary mixed medical-surgical intensive care unit (ICU). In 2013, a nurse-driven enteral feeding protocol was developed and implemented in the ICU. Nutrition and outcome-related data from patients who were treated in the study unit from 2011-2012 (the Before group) and 2014-2015 (the After group) were obtained from a local electronic database, the national Population Registry and the hospital's Infection Control Service...
February 4, 2017: World Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221010/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-predicts-mortality-after-hospitalization-for-community-acquired-pneumonia
#18
Stefan M T Vestjens, Simone M C Spoorenberg, Ger T Rijkers, Jan C Grutters, Jurriën M Ten Berg, Peter G Noordzij, Ewoudt M W Van de Garde, Willem Jan W Bos
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Mortality after hospitalization with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is high, compared with age-matched controls. Available evidence suggests a strong link with cardiovascular disease. Our aim was to explore the prognostic value of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (cTnT) for mortality in patients hospitalized with CAP. METHODS: CTnT level on admission was measured (assay conducted in 2015) in 295 patients hospitalized with CAP who participated in a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind trial on adjunctive dexamethasone treatment...
February 21, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205324/evaluation-of-subcutaneous-glucose-monitoring-systems-under-routine-environmental-conditions-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
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Felix Aberer, Martin Hajnsek, Markus Rumpler, Sabine Zenz, Petra Baumann, Hesham Elsayed, Adelheid Puffing, Gerlies Treiber, Thomas R Pieber, Harald Sourij, Julia K Mader
Continuous and flash glucose monitoring (GM) systems have been established in diabetes care. We compared sensor performance of three commercially available GM systems. 12 patients with type 1 diabetes were included in a single-centre, open-label study where sensor performance of Abbott FreeStyle libre (Abbott), Dexcom G4 Platinum (Dexcom) and Medtronic MiniMed 640G (Medtronic) over 12 hours was compared during mimicked real-life conditions (meals, exercise, hypo- and hyperglycaemia). Sensor performance was determined by fulfilment of ISO 15197:2013 criteria, calculating mean absolute relative difference (MARD) as well as illustrated by Parkes Error grid and Bland-Altman plot...
February 16, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198768/long-term-follow-up-of-humoral-immune-status-in-adult-lung-transplant-recipients
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Diana A van Kessel, Thijs W Hoffman, Johanna M Kwakkel-van Erp, Erik-Jan D Oudijk, Pieter Zanen, Ger T Rijkers, Jan C Grutters
BACKGROUND: Lung transplant recipients have an increased risk for infections in the posttransplant period due to immunosuppressive therapy. Protection against infections can be achieved through vaccination, but the optimal vaccination schedule in lung transplant recipients is unknown. Data on long-term immunological follow up and vaccination responses after lung transplantation are scarce. METHODS: Here we present long-term immunological follow up of a cohort of 55 lung transplant recipients...
February 14, 2017: Transplantation
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