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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091708/the-effect-of-motor-overflow-on-bimanual-asymmetric-force-coordination
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David A Cunningham, Sarah M Roelle, Didier Allexandre, Kelsey A Potter-Baker, Vishwanath Sankarasubramanian, Jayme S Knutson, Guang H Yue, Andre G Machado, Ela B Plow
Motor overflow, typically described in the context of unimanual movements, refers to the natural tendency for a 'resting' limb to move during movement of the opposite limb and is thought to be influenced by inter-hemispheric interactions and intra-cortical networks within the 'resting' hemisphere. It is currently unknown, however, how motor overflow contributes to asymmetric force coordination task accuracy, referred to as bimanual interference, as there is need to generate unequal forces and corticospinal output for each limb...
January 16, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090570/targeted-inhibition-of-pancreatic-acinar-cell-calcineurin-is-a-novel-strategy-to-prevent-post-ercp-pancreatitis
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Abrahim I Orabi, Li Wen, Tanveer A Javed, Tianming Le, Ping Guo, Subramaniam Sanker, David Ricks, Kristy Boggs, John F Eisses, Carlos Castro, Xiangwei Xiao, Krishna Prasadan, Farzad Esni, George K Gittes, Sohail Z Husain
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is a pressing need to develop effective preventative therapies for post-ERCP pancreatitis (PEP). We demonstrated that early PEP events are induced through the calcium-activated phosphatase calcineurin and that global calcineurin deletion abolishes PEP in mice. A crucial question is whether acinar cell calcineurin controls the initiation of PEP in vivo. METHODS: We used a mouse model of PEP and examined the effects of in vivo acinar cell-specific calcineurin deletion by either generating a conditional knockout line or infusing a novel AAV-Ela-iCre into the pancreatic duct of a calcineurin floxed line...
January 2017: Cellular and Molecular Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076610/intraoperative-near-infrared-fluorescent-imaging-during-robotic-operations
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Antonio Luiz de Vasconcellos Macedo, Vladimir Schraibman
The intraoperative identification of certain anatomical structures because they are small or visually occult may be challenging. The development of minimally invasive surgery brought additional difficulties to identify these structures due to the lack of complete tactile sensitivity. A number of different forms of intraoperative mapping have been tried. Recently, the near-infrared fluorescence imaging technology with indocyanine green has been added to robotic platforms. In addition, this technology has been tested in several types of operations, and has advantages such as safety, low cost and good results...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076477/pediatric-liver-transplantation-with-ex-situ-liver-transection-and-the-application-of-the-human-fibrinogen-and-thrombin-sponge-in-the-wound-area
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Fernando Pompeu Piza Vicentine, Adriano Miziara Gonzalez, Ramiro Anthero de Azevedo, Barbara Burza Benini, Marcelo Moura Linhares, Gaspar de Jesus Lopes-Filho, Jose Luiz Martins, Alcides Augusto Salzedas-Netto
Background: Surgical strategy to increase the number of liver transplants in the pediatric population is the ex-situ liver transection (reduction or split). However, it is associated with complications such as hemorrhage and leaks. The human fibrinogen and thrombin sponge is useful for improving hemostasis in liver surgery. Aim: Compare pediatric liver transplants with ex-situ liver transection (reduction or split) with or without the human fibrinogen and thrombin sponge...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076476/do-proximal-and-distal-gastric-tumours-behave-differently
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Laurence Bedin da Costa, Marcelo Garcia Toneto, Luis Fernando Moreira
Background: Although the incidence of gastric (adenocarcinoma) cancer has been decreasing over time, it is still one of the most common malignancies worldwide, and proximal tumours tend to have a worse prognosis. Aim: To compare surgical outcomes and prognosis between proximal - excluding tumours of the cardia - and distal gastric cancer. Methods: Out of 293 cases reviewed - 209 with distal and 69 with proximal gastric cancer - were compared for clinical and pathological features, stage, surgical outcome, mortality and survival...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040664/adsorption-of-the-mycotoxin-zearalenone-by-clinoptilolite-and-phillipsite-zeolites-treated-with-cetylpyridinium-surfactant
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Marija Marković, Aleksandra Daković, George E Rottinghaus, Milan Kragović, Anđela Petković, Danina Krajišnik, Jela Milić, Mariano Mercurio, Bruno de Gennaro
In this study, organozeolites were prepared by treatment of the natural zeolites (clinoptilolite and phillipsite) with cetylpyridinium chloride (CP) equivalent to 50 and 100% of their external cation exchange capacities (ECEC). Organoclinoptilolites (ZCPs) and organophillipsites (PCPs) were characterized by FTIR spectroscopy, thermal analysis, determination of the point of zero charge and zeta potential. Adsorption of zearalenone (ZEN) by ZCPs and PCPs at pH 3 and 7 was investigated. Results showed that adsorption of ZEN increases with increasing amounts of CP at the zeolitic surfaces for both ZCPs and PCPs but the adsorption mechanism was different...
December 23, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032597/elevation-of-%C3%AE-galactoside-%C3%AE-2-6-sialyltransferase-1-in-a-fructoseresponsive-manner-promotes-pancreatic-cancer-metastasis
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Chi-Che Hsieh, Yi-Ming Shyr, Wen-Ying Liao, Tien-Hua Chen, Shin-E Wang, Peir-Chuen Lu, Pei-Yu Lin, Yan-Bo Chen, Wan-Yu Mao, Hsin-Ying Han, Michael Hsiao, Wen-Bin Yang, Wen-Shan Li, Yuh-Pyng Sher, Chia-Ning Shen
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is an aggressive type of pancreatic cancer with clinical characteristics of local invasion and early metastasis. Recent cohort studies indicate high fructose intake is associated with an increase in pancreatic cancer risk. However, the mechanisms by which fructose promotes pancreatic tumorigenesis remain unclear. Herein, Kras+/LSLG12D mice were crossed with Elas-CreER transgenic mice to determine whether fructose intake directly contributes to tumor formation. Orthotopic tumor-xenograft experiments were performed to determine whether fructose substitution enhances the metastatic potential of PDAC cells...
December 9, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017168/comparisons-of-the-effects-of-the-sevoflurane-and-propofol-on-acute-ischemia-reperfusion-and-dna-damages-in-rabbits
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Sema Oncul, Lale Karabiyik, Erdem Coskun, Ela Kadioglu, Ozlem Gulbahar
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of sevoflurane and propofol anesthesia on oxidative DNA damage that occurs in low-extremity ischemia and is caused by tourniquet application. METHODS: Fourteen New Zealand rabbits were randomly allocated into two equal groups. Group S (n=7) received sevoflurane (2.5-4 percent) inhalation and Group P (n=7) received a propofol infusion (1-2mg·kg(-1)·min(-1)), after which a pneumatic tourniquet was placed on the right lower extremity...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005961/comparative-transcriptomic-study-of-muscle-provides-new-insights-into-the-growth-superiority-of-a-novel-grouper-hybrid
#9
Ying Sun, Yu Huang, Guojun Hu, Xinhui Zhang, Zhiqiang Ruan, Xiaomeng Zhao, Chuanyu Guo, Zhujing Tang, Xiaofeng Li, Xinxin You, Haoran Lin, Yong Zhang, Qiong Shi
Grouper (Epinephelus spp.) is a group of fish species with great economic importance in Asian countries. A novel hybrid grouper, generated by us and called the Hulong grouper (Hyb), has better growth performance than its parents, E. fuscoguttatus (Efu, ♀) and E. lanceolatus (Ela, ♂). We previously reported that the GH/IGF (growth hormone/insulin-like growth factor) system in the brain and liver contributed to the superior growth of the Hyb. In this study, using transcriptome sequencing (RNA-seq) and quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR), we analyzed RNA expression levels of comprehensive genes in the muscle of the hybrid and its parents...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982392/understanding-of-the-life-experience-of-homeless-women
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Priscilla Ribeiro Biscotto, Maria Cristina Pinto de Jesus, Marcelo Henrique da Silva, Deíse Moura de Oliveira, Miriam Aparecida Barbosa Merighi
OBJECTIVE: To understand the life experience of homeless women. METHOD: A social phenomenological study was conducted with 10 women assisted by a shelter. The analysis of the interviews was based on the theoretical framework of social phenomenology of Alfred Schütz and thematic literature. RESULTS: The participants face adversities in the street context, with emphasis on the risk of physical and sexual abuse, and seek shelters as a possibility for minimizing difficulties experienced...
September 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982269/blood-pressure-treatment-adherence-and-control-after-participation-in-the-rehot
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Nathália Silva de Jesus, Armando da Rocha Nogueira, Cacilda Oliveira Pachu, Ronir Raggio Luiz, Glaucia Maria Moraes de Oliveira
Background: Lack of adherence to pharmacological treatment is one of the main causes of low control rates in hypertension. Objective: To verify treatment adherence and associated factors, as well as blood pressure (BP) control in participants of the Resistant Hypertension Optimal Treatment (ReHOT) clinical trial. Method: Cross-sectional study including all 109 patients who had completed the ReHOT for at least 6 months. We excluded those participants who failed to respond to the new recruitment after three phone contact attempts...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982266/iii-sbc-guidelines-on-the-analysis-and-issuance-of-electrocardiographic-reports-executive-summary
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Carlos Alberto Pastore, Nelson Samesima, Horacio Gomes Pereira-Filho
The third version of the guidelines covers recently described topics, such as ion channel diseases, acute ischemic changes, the electrocardiogram in athletes, and analysis of ventricular repolarization. It sought to revise the criteria for overloads, conduction disorders, and analysis of data for internet transmission. Resumo A terceira versão das diretrizes aborda tópicos recentemente descritos, como as doenças dos canais iônicos, alterações isquêmicas agudas, o eletrocardiograma dos atletas e análise da repolarização ventricular...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932522/comparative-evaluation-of-triphala-and-ela-decoction-with-0-2-chlorhexidine-as-mouthwash-in-the-treatment-of-plaque-induced-gingivitis-and-halitosis-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Pratibha Mamgain, Abhishek Kandwal, Ravindra K Mamgain
: Present study evaluates efficacy of Trifala and Ela as plaque controlling agent and compares it with chlorhexidine. AIM: To evaluate Antigingivitis, Antiplaque and Antihalitosis effect of Triphala and Ela decoction. A randomized sample of 60 patients with plaque induced gingivitis was enrolled and equally divided into two groups group A and group B. Group A was given Trifala and Ela decoction and Group B Chlorehexidine mouthwash for 21 days twice daily. Gingival inflammation index, plaque index and Organoleptic scoring scale was recorded at baseline, 14th day and 21st day...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932200/the-seroprevalence-of-hepatitis-b-hepatitis-c-and-human-immunodeficiency-virus-in-patients-undergoing-septoplasty
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Ozlem Onerci Celebi, Ela Araz Server, Bahtiyar Hamit, Özgür Yiğit
INTRODUCTION: Worldwide, hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, and human immunodeficiency virus are major health problems. Healthcare workers are at risk of transmitting blood-borne viruses, and surgeons have a higher risk of exposure to blood and higher rates of percutaneous injury than other healthcare workers. Septoplasty is among the 3 most commonly performed otolaryngological surgeries worldwide. OBJECTIVE: To determine the seroprevalence of Hepatitis B surface antigen, Hepatitis C virus antibody, and Human Immunodeficiency Virus antibody in patients undergoing septoplasty with and without turbinate surgery under general anesthesia, and to determine if preoperative testing should be performed in such patients...
November 17, 2016: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903222/sustained-elabela-gene-therapy-in-high-salt-induced-hypertensive-rats
#15
Claire A Schreiber, Sara J Holditch, Alex Generous, Yasuhiro Ikeda
BACKGROUND: Elabela (ELA) is a recently identified apelin receptor agonist essential for cardiac development, but its biology and therapeutic potential are unclear. In humans ELA transcripts are detected in embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells, kidney, heart and blood vessels. ELA through the apelin receptor promotes angiogenesis in vitro, relaxes murine aortic blood vessels and attenuates high blood pressure in vivo. The apelin receptor when bound to its original ligand, apelin, exerts peripheral vasodilatory and positive inotropic effects, conferring cardioprotection in vivo...
November 21, 2016: Current Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902922/the-extent-to-which-immunity-apoptosis-and-detoxification-gene-expression-interact-with-17-alpha-methyltestosterone
#16
Haitham G Abo-Al-Ela, Abeer F El-Nahas, Shawky Mahmoud, Essam M Ibrahim
Innate immunity is the first line of defence against invasion by foreign pathogens. One widely used synthetic androgen for the production of all-male fish, particularly commercially valuable Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus, is 17 alpha-methyltestosterone (MT). The present study investigates the effect of MT on innate immunity, cellular apoptosis and detoxification and the mortality rate, during and after the feeding of fry with 0-, 40-and 60-mg MT/kg. Expression analysis was completed on interleukin 1 beta (il1β), interleukin 8 (il8), tumour necrosis factor alpha (tnfα), CXC2- and CC-chemokines, interferon (ifn), myxovirus resistance (mx), toll-like receptor 7 (tlr7), immunoglobulin M heavy chain (IgM heavy chain), vitellogenin (vtg), cellular apoptosis susceptibility (cas) and glutathione S-transferase α1 (gstα1)...
November 27, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891154/preparation-of-ecofriendly-formulations-containing-biologically-active-monoterpenes-with-their-fumigant-and-residual-toxicities-against-adults-of-culex-pipiens
#17
Mohamed E I Badawy, Nehad E M Taktak, Osama M Awad, Souraya A Elfiki, Nadia E Abou El-Ela
Different mixtures of monoterpenes (ketone, alcohol, and alkene) were loaded on paper discs and wax and their knockdown activities were evaluated against Culex pipiens adults. Some individual monoterpenes were also evaluated by residual toxicity technique. Citronella oil as a reference was also loaded separately or in combination with monoterpenes on paper discs and wax. The ketone monoterpenes mixture (camphor, menthone, carvone, and fenchone) on paper discs was the most active (KT50 = 17.20 min) followed by ketone monoterpenes with citronella oil (KT50 = 20...
2016: Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889800/polymorphism-at-expressed-dq-and-dr-loci-in-five-common-equine-mhc-haplotypes
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Donald Miller, Rebecca L Tallmadge, Matthew Binns, Baoli Zhu, Yasmin Ali Mohamoud, Ayeda Ahmed, Samantha A Brooks, Douglas F Antczak
The polymorphism of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) class II DQ and DR genes in five common equine leukocyte antigen (ELA) haplotypes was determined through sequencing of mRNA transcripts isolated from lymphocytes of eight ELA homozygous horses. Ten expressed MHC class II genes were detected in horses of the ELA-A3 haplotype carried by the donor horses of the equine bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) library and the reference genome sequence: four DR genes and six DQ genes. The other four ELA haplotypes contained at least eight expressed polymorphic MHC class II loci...
November 26, 2016: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888822/long-term-results-of-pillar-implant-procedure
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Ela Araz Server, Zeynep Alkan, Özgür Yiğit, Ahmet Görkem Yasak
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the long-term efficiency and reliability of the Pillar Implant (PI) procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between January 2008 and January 2010, a total of 27 patients (16 males, 11 females; mean age 45.8±7.2 years; range 31 to 58 years) who were diagnosed with low obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and simple snoring underwent the PI procedure in this retrospective, nonrandomized study. The patients were evaluated preoperatively with visual analog scale (VAS) scores in terms of snoring, dysphagia, mouth dryness, foreign body sensation, and pain at the first month, third month, and sixth year intervals...
September 2016: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872103/rapid-and-continued-t-cell-differentiation-into-long-term-effector-and-memory-stem-cells-in-vaccinated-melanoma-patients
#20
Philippe Gannon, Petra Baumgaertner, Alexandre Huber, Emanuela M Iancu, Laurene Cagnon, Samia Abed-Maillard, Helene Maby-El Hajjami, Daniel E Speiser, Nathalie Rufer
PURPOSE: Cancer patients benefit increasingly from T cell-based therapies, such as adoptive T cell transfer, checkpoint blockade or vaccination. We have previously shown that serial vaccinations with Melan-AMART-126-35 peptide, CpG-B and IFA generated robust tumor-specific CD8 T cell responses in melanoma patients. Here, we describe the detailed kinetics of early- and long-term establishment of T cell frequency, differentiation (into memory and effector cells), poly-functionality and clonotype repertoire induced by vaccination...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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