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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823141/targeted-therapy-of-ovarian-cancer-including-immune-check-point-inhibitor
#1
Jin Young Kim, Chi Heum Cho, Hong Suk Song
Epithelial ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women because most patients present with advanced stage disease at the time of diagnosis. Although cytoreductive surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy remain the gold standards of treatment, the recurrence rate of ovarian cancer remains high. Attempts to improve this standard two-drug chemotherapy by adding a third cytotoxic drug have failed to affect either progression-free survival or overall survival and have resulted in an increase in toxic side effects...
August 22, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823134/effects-of-roughage-quality-period-of-day-and-time-lapse-after-meal-termination-on-rumen-digesta-load-in-goats-and-sheep
#2
Mehluli Moyo, Rasheed Adekunle Adebayo, Ignatius Verla Nsahlai
Objective: This study ascertained effects of roughage quality, period of day at meal termination and time lapse after feeding on digesta load in the rumen. Methods: Veld hay was untreated (PRQ), improved (IRQ) by treating with urea or semi-improved by spraying with urea (SIRQ). Experiment 1a used four rumen fistulated sheep to determine in-sacco degradability. Twelve sheep (56.3 ± 4.59 kg) were blocked by weight and randomly allocated to IRQ (n=6) and PRQ (n=6) to determine solid and liquid passage rates...
August 16, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823132/a-short-term-supranutritional-vitamin-e-supplementation-alleviated-respiratory-alkalosis-but-did-not-reduce-oxidative-stress-in-heat-stressed-pigs
#3
Fan Liu, Pietro Celi, Surinder Singh Chauhan, Jeremy James Cottrell, Brian Joseph Leury, Frank Rowland Dunshea
Objective: Heat stress (HS) triggers oxidative stress and respiratory alkalosis in pigs. The objective of this experiment was to study whether a short-term supranutritional amount of dietary vitamin E (VE) can mitigate oxidative stress and respiratory alkalosis in heat-stressed pigs. Methods: A total of 24 pigs were given either a control diet (17 IU/kg VE) or a high VE (200 IU/kg VE; HiVE) diet for 14 d, then exposed to thermoneutral (TN; 20°C, 45% humidity) or HS (35°C, 35-45% humidity, 8 h daily) conditions for 7 d...
August 16, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823129/effect-of-different-grinding-levels-of-corn-grain-on-ruminal-fermentation-and-blood-metabolites-of-holstein-steers-fed-total-mixed-ration-as-a-basal
#4
Do Hyung Kim, Seong Ho Choi, Sung Kwon Park, Sung Sill Lee, Chang Weon Choi
Objective: This study was conducted to investigate the effect different grinding levels of corn grain on ruminal fermentation and blood metabolites in Holstein steers fed TMR as a basal diet in order to provide fundamental data of corn grain for cattle in Korea. Methods: Four ruminally cannulated Holstein steers (BW 592 ± 29.9 kg) fed TMR as a basal diet were used and housed individually in an auto temperature and humidity modulated chamber (24ºC and 60% for 22 h/d)...
August 16, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823128/molecular-cloning-and-expression-analysis-of-annexin-a2-gene-in-sika-deer-antler-tip
#5
Yanling Xia, Haomiao Qu, Binshan Lu, Qiang Zhang, Heping Li
Objective: Molecular cloning and bioinformatics analysis of Annexin A2 gene in sika deer antler tip were conducted. The role of Annexin A2 gene in the growth and development of the antler were analyzed initially. Methods: The reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was used to clone the cDNA sequence of the Anxa2 gene from antler tip of sika deer (Cervus nippon hortulorum) and the bioinformatics tools provided on the web site were applied to analyze the amino acid sequence of Anxa2 protein...
August 16, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823125/the-importance-of-post-thaw-subculture-for-standardizing-cellular-activity-of-fresh-or-cryopreserved-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells
#6
Dong Woo Ko, Jung Ki Yoon, Jong Il Ahn, Myungook Lee, Woo Sub Yang, Ji Yeon Ahn, Jeong Mook Lim
Objective: Much difference in cellular activity was detected between early and late subpassaged embryonic stem cell (ESCs) lines, which can be created by subtle changes in cell manipulation protocol. This study was subsequently examined whether post-thaw subculture of early subpassaged ESC lines could further affect their cellular activity, which results can contribute to standardizing ESC manipulation protocol for minimizing batch difference or data fluctuation. Methods: Fresh (as a control treatment) or cryopreserved F1 hybrid (B6CBAF1) early ESC lines (C57BL/6xCBA) of the 4 (P4) or the 19 passage (P19) were subcultured once, twice or six times under the same condition...
August 16, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823112/miniaturized-pulsed-laser-source-for-time-domain-diffuse-optics-routes-to-wearable-devices
#7
Laura Di Sieno, Jan Nissinen, Lauri Hallman, Edoardo Martinenghi, Davide Contini, Antonio Pifferi, Juha Kostamovaara, Alberto Dalla Mora
We validate a miniaturized pulsed laser source for use in time-domain (TD) diffuse optics, following rigorous and shared protocols for performance assessment of this class of devices. This compact source (12×6  mm2) has been previously developed for range finding applications and is able to provide short, high energy (∼100  ps, ∼0.5  nJ) optical pulses at up to 1 MHz repetition rate. Here, we start with a basic level laser characterization with an analysis of suitability of this laser for the diffuse optics application...
August 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823111/welfare-to-work-interventions-and-their-effects-on-the-mental-and-physical-health-of-lone-parents-and-their-children
#8
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Marcia Gibson, Hilary Thomson, Kasia Banas, Vittoria Lutje, Martin J McKee, Susan P Martin, Candida Fenton, Clare Bambra, Lyndal Bond
BACKGROUND: Lone parents in high-income countries have high rates of poverty (including in-work poverty) and poor health. Employment requirements for these parents are increasingly common. 'Welfare-to-work' (WtW) interventions involving financial sanctions and incentives, training, childcare subsidies and lifetime limits on benefit receipt have been used to support or mandate employment among lone parents. These and other interventions that affect employment and income may also affect people's health, and it is important to understand the available evidence on these effects in lone parents...
August 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823109/comparison-of-two-home-sleep-testing-devices-with-different-strategies-for-diagnosis-of-osa
#9
Tyler Gumb, Akosua Twumasi, Shahnaz Alimokhtari, Alan Perez, Kathleen Black, David M Rapoport, Jag Sunderram, Indu Ayappa
PURPOSE: Home sleep testing devices are being widely used in diagnosis/screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We examined differences in OSA metrics obtained from two devices with divergent home monitoring strategies, the Apnea Risk Evaluation System (ARES™, multiple signals plus forehead reflectance oximetry) and the Nonin WristOx2™ (single channel finger transmission pulse oximeter), compared to differences from night-night variability of OSA. METHODS: One hundred fifty-two male/26 female subjects (BMI = 30...
August 19, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823108/temperature-effect-on-the-development-of-tropical-dragonfly-eggs
#10
F Z Mendonça, J V Bernardy, C E K Oliveira, P B G Oliveira, P De Marco
Physiological constraints in insects are related to several large-scale processes such as species distribution and thermal adaptation. Here, we fill an important gap in ecophysiology knowledge by accessing the relationship between temperature and embrionary development time in four dragonfly species. We evaluated two questions (1) what is the effect of temperature on the development time of Odonata eggs, and (2) considering a degree-day relationship, could a simple linear model describe the dependence of embrionary development time on temperature or it is better described by a more complex non-linear relation...
August 19, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823103/bariatric-surgery-is-accompanied-by-changes-in-extracellular-vesicle-associated-and-plasma-fatty-acid-binding-protein-4
#11
Justyna K Witczak, Thinzar Min, Sarah L Prior, Jeffrey W Stephens, Philip E James, Aled Rees
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery markedly reduces fat mass with beneficial effects on cardiometabolic health but the mechanisms involved are not fully understood. Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are secreted by a variety of cells, including adipocytes, and may mediate some of these benefits. However, the effects of bariatric surgery on circulating EVs are unclear. METHODS: Concentration of plasma EVs isolated by ultracentrifugation at baseline, 1 and 6 months post-bariatric surgery (n = 20) was established using Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis...
August 19, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823071/accelerating-the-integration-of-distributed-water-solutions-a-conceptual-financing-model-from-the-electricity-sector
#12
Kimberly J Quesnel, Newsha K Ajami, Noemi Wyss
Modern challenges require new approaches to urban water management. One solution in the portfolio of potential strategies is the integration of distributed water infrastructure, practices, and technologies into existing systems. However, many practical barriers have prevented the widespread adoption of these systems in the US. The objective of this paper is to address these challenges by developing a conceptual model encompassing regulatory, financial, and governance components that can be used to incorporate new distributed water solutions into our current network...
August 19, 2017: Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823068/stress-affects-surface-glycoconjugates-of-the-rat-endometrium-at-the-time-of-implantation
#13
Elham Aliabadi, Zohreh Makoolati, Tahereh Talaei-Khozani, Fakhreddin Mesbah Ardekani
One of the treatments to infertility is In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). In the course of IVF, fertilization rate can be improved through stress reduction. Probably one of the causes of low outcome of IVF is changes in uterine glycoconjugates that are first site of contact between blastocyst and uterus, due to stress, e.g., stress of injection. Thus, the study of the injectional stress effects on implantation period is very important to improve the outcome of IVF. Sixteen mature female rats were divided to experimental and control groups...
August 19, 2017: Glycoconjugate Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823059/influence-of-dextrins-on-the-production-of-spiramycin-and-impurity-components-by-streptomyces-ambofaciens
#14
Kaiya Yao, Shuhong Gao, Yanjie Wu, Zhen Zhao, Wen Wang, Quangui Mao
Spiramycin is a 16-membered macrolide antibiotic produced by Streptomyces ambofaciens and used in human medicine for the treatment of various respiratory tract and genital infections. Several impurities were detected in spiramycin-fermentation broth, especially impurities D and F, which decreased the separation-extraction yield and increased production cost. Dextrins, as the main carbon source, influence the accumulation of spiramycin and impurities. In this work, two types of dextrin from vendor Y and Z were compared to study their influences on spiramycin production...
August 19, 2017: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823057/fusobacterium-nucleatum-as-a-prognostic-marker-of-colorectal-cancer-in-a-japanese-population
#15
Yuko Yamaoka, Yutaka Suehiro, Shinichi Hashimoto, Tomomi Hoshida, Michiyo Fujimoto, Michiya Watanabe, Daiki Imanaga, Kouhei Sakai, Toshihiko Matsumoto, Mitsuaki Nishioka, Taro Takami, Nobuaki Suzuki, Shoichi Hazama, Hiroaki Nagano, Isao Sakaida, Takahiro Yamasaki
BACKGROUND: Accumulating evidence shows an overabundance of Fusobacterium nucleatum in colorectal tumor tissues. However, the correlation between the absolute copy number of F. nucleatum in colorectal cancer tissues and colorectal cancer progression is unclear from previous reports. Therefore, we performed a study to compare the abundance of F. nucleatum in colorectal tissues with clinicopathologic and molecular features of colorectal cancer. METHODS: We collected 100 colorectal cancer tissues and 72 matched normal-appearing mucosal tissues...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823052/sensitivity-analysis-of-ventricular-activation-and-electrocardiogram-in-tailored-models-of-heart-failure-patients
#16
C Sánchez, G D'Ambrosio, F Maffessanti, E G Caiani, F W Prinzen, R Krause, A Auricchio, M Potse
Cardiac resynchronization therapy is not effective in a variable proportion of heart failure patients. An accurate knowledge of each patient's electroanatomical features could be helpful to determine the most appropriate treatment. The goal of this study was to analyze and quantify the sensitivity of left ventricular (LV) activation and the electrocardiogram (ECG) to changes in 39 parameters used to tune realistic anatomical-electrophysiological models of the heart. Electrical activity in the ventricles was simulated using a reaction-diffusion equation...
August 19, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823021/control-by-low-levels-of-calcium-of-mammalian-cell-membrane-electropermeabilization
#17
Ciobanu Florin, Golzio Muriel, Kovacs Eugenia, Teissié Justin
Electric pulses, when applied to a cell suspension, induce a reversible permeabilization of the plasma membrane. This permeabilized state is a long-lived process (minutes). The biophysical molecular mechanisms supporting the membrane reorganization associated to its permeabilization remain poorly understood. Modeling the transmembrane structures as toroidal lipidic pores cannot explain why they are long-lived and why their resealing is under the control of the ATP level. Our results describe the effect of the level of free Calcium ions...
August 20, 2017: Journal of Membrane Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823017/near-infrared-spectroscopy-monitoring-during-immediate-transition-after-birth-time-to-obtain-cerebral-tissue-oxygenation
#18
Evelyn Ziehenberger, Berndt Urlesberger, Corinna Binder-Heschl, Bernhard Schwaberger, Nariae Baik-Schneditz, Gerhard Pichler
Feasibility of cerebral tissue oxygenation measurements immediately after birth has been published starting with first values 2 min after birth. Aim of this study was to evaluate, the time periods from birth and from arrival at the resuscitation table to obtain the first cerebral tissue oxygenation values with two different near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) devices. The present study is an analysis of exploratory parameters of two prospective observational studies. Cerebral tissue oxygen saturation was measured by the NIRO 200NX measuring "cerebral-tissue-oxygenation-index" (cTOI) or the INVOS5100C measuring "cerebral-regional-oxygen-saturation" (crSO2)...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823013/dynamics-of-total-microcystin-lr-concentration-in-three-subtropical-hydroelectric-generation-reservoirs-in-uruguay-south-america
#19
Mauricio González-Piana, Daniel Fabián, Andrea Piccardo, Guillermo Chalar
This study analyzed the temporal dynamics of total microcystin LR concentrations between the years of 2012 and 2015 in the Bonete, Baygorria and Palmar hydroelectric generation reservoirs in the central region of the Negro River, Uruguay. The three reservoirs showed differents total microcystin LR concentration, with no significant differences among them. Over 20 sampling dates, the three reservoirs exhibited total microcystin LR concentrations on eight occasions that corresponded to a slight to moderate human health risk according to WHO guideline values for recreational waters...
August 20, 2017: Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823009/proton-pump-inhibitors-as-risk-factor-for-metabolic-syndrome-and-hepatic-steatosis-in-coeliac-disease-patients-on-gluten-free-diet
#20
Nicola Imperatore, Raffaella Tortora, Testa Anna, Nicolò Gerbino, Nicola Caporaso, Antonio Rispo
BACKGROUND: Recent research has shown that patients with coeliac disease (CD) are at risk of developing metabolic syndrome (MS) and hepatic steatosis (HS) after commencing a gluten-free diet (GFD). This study aimed to evaluate the predictive factors for MS and HS in CD after 1 year of GFD. METHODS: All consecutive newly diagnosed CD patients were enrolled. We prospectively collected data about BMI; waist circumference; blood pressure; cholesterol; triglycerides, glucose and insulin blood levels; insulin resistance (through the homeostatic model assessment HOMA-IR) and treatment with proton pump inhibitors (PPI)...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
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