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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618907/green-tobacco-sickness-a-brief-review
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REVIEW
Shailee Fotedar, Vikas Fotedar
Green tobacco sickness (GTS) is the condition that mainly affects the tobacco harvesters. The condition is prevalent in Asian and South American tobacco harvesters. The present review was conducted to discuss the etiology, epidemiology, symptoms, and prevention of GTS. It is caused by the absorption of nicotine through the skin while the workers are engaged in handling the uncured tobacco leaves. The symptoms include nausea, vomiting, pallor, dizziness, headaches, increased perspiration, chills, abdominal pain, diarrhea, increased salivation, prostration, weakness, breathlessness, and occasional lowering of blood pressure...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588874/clinical-and-laboratory-profile-of-zika-and-dengue-infected-patients-lessons-learned-from-the-co-circulation-of-dengue-zika-and-chikungunya-in-brazil
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Elzinandes Leal Azeredo, Flavia Barreto Dos Santos, Luciana Santos Barbosa, Thiara Manuele Alves Souza, Jessica Badolato-Corrêa, Juan Camilo Sánchez-Arcila, Priscila Conrado Guerra Nunes, Luzia Maria de-Oliveira-Pinto, Ana Maria de Filippis, Márcia Dal Fabbro, Izilyanne Hoscher Romanholi, Rivaldo Venancio da Cunha
BACKGROUND: The current triple epidemic caused by dengue, zika and chikungunya constitutes a serious health problem in Brazil. The aim of this study was to investigate acute samples (up to the 7 days of symptoms) from patients presenting acute fever syndrome suspected as arboviral infection and characterize the clinical and laboratorial profile during the co-circulation of dengue, zika and chikungunya in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul (MS), midwest region of Brazil. METHODS: All suspected cases (n=134) were tested by using serological and molecular diagnostic tests including DENV, ZIKV and CHIKV RT-PCR, Dengue nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) antigen capture ELISA, anti- DENV IgM ELISA and anti-CHIKV IgM ELISA...
February 15, 2018: PLoS Currents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557985/isolation-of-infectious-zika-virus-from-a-urine-sample-cultured-in-sirc-cells-from-a-patient-suspected-of-having-rubella-virus
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Maria Isabel de Oliveira, Gislene Mitsue Namiyama, Gabriela Bastos Cabral, João Leandro Ferreira, Noemi Taniwaki, Ana Maria Sardinha Afonso, Isabella Rillo Lima, Luís Fernando Macedo de Brigido
A great variety of viruses which cause exanthema share other clinical manifestations, making the etiologic identification a very difficult task, relying exclusively on the clinical examination. Rubella virus (RV) infection during the early stages of pregnancy can lead to serious birth defects, known as congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). In the present report, we described the presence of Zika virus (ZIKV) particles in urine samples and also ZIKV isolation in SIRC cells from the urine of a patient in acute phase of suspected rubella disease...
2018: Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537667/the-domestication-of-plant-architecture-in-african-rice
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Min Hu, Shuwei Lv, Wenguang Wu, Yongcai Fu, Fengxia Liu, Bingbing Wang, Weiguo Li, Ping Gu, Hongwei Cai, Chuanqing Sun, Zuofeng Zhu
Plant architecture is a key agronomical factor determining crop yield, which has been a major target of cereal crop domestication. The plant architecture transition from the prostrate tiller of typical African wild rice (O. barthii) to the erect tiller of African cultivated rice (Oryza glaberrima) was a key step during African rice domestication. Here we show that PROG7 (PROSTRATE GROWTH 7), a zinc-finger transcription factor gene on chromosome 7, was required for the prostrate growth of African wild rice. Mutations in the promoter region of prog7 reduced the level of gene expression in the tiller base, leading to erect growth in African cultivated rice...
March 14, 2018: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29518214/perfluorohexane-sulfonate-pfhxs-and-a-mixture-of-endocrine-disrupters-reduce-thyroxine-levels-and-cause-anti-androgenic-effects-in-rats
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Louise Ramhøj, Ulla Hass, Julie Boberg, Martin Scholze, Sofie Christiansen, Flemming Nielsen, Marta Axelstad
The developmental toxicity of perfluorohexane sulfonate (PFHxS) is largely unknown despite widespread environmental contamination and presence in human serum, tissues and milk.To thoroughly investigate PFHxS toxicity in developing rats and to mimic a realistic human exposure situation, we examined a low dose close to human relevant PFHxS exposure, and combined the dose-response studies of PFHxS with a fixed dose of twelve environmentally relevant endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDmix).Two reproductive toxicity studies in time-mated Wistar rats exposed throughout gestation and lactation were performed...
March 6, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454952/probing-the-interaction-of-the-phytochemical-6-gingerol-from-the-spice-ginger-with-dna
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Poovvathingal Haris, Varughese Mary, Chellappanpillai Sudarsanakumar
6-Gingerol [5-hydroxy-1-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl) decan-3-one], the bio-active ingredient of the popular Indian spice ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe), is well-known for its pharmacological and physiological actions. The potent antioxidant, antiemetic, antiulcer, antimicrobial, analgesic, hypoglycemic, antihypertensive, antihyperlipidemic, immunostimulant, anti-inflammatory, cardiotonic, and cancer prevention activities of 6-Gingerol has been investigated and explored. 6-Gingerol is a good candidate for the treatment of various cancers including prostrate, pancreatic, breast, skin, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, and renal cancer...
February 16, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420581/towards-the-identification-of-a-gene-for-prostrate-tillers-in-barley-hordeum-vulgare-l
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Yi Zhou, Gaofeng Zhou, Sue Broughton, Sharon Westcott, Xiaoqi Zhang, Yanhao Xu, Le Xu, Chengdao Li, Wenying Zhang
Tiller angle, an important agronomic trait, contributes to crop production and plays a vital role in breeding for plant architecture. A barley line V-V-HD, which has prostrate tillers during vegetative growth and erect tillers after booting, is considered the ideal type for repressing weed growth and increasing leaf area during early growth. Genetic analysis identified that the prostrate trait in V-V-HD is controlled by a single gene. A double haploid population with 208 lines from V-V-HD × Buloke was used to map the prostrate growth gene...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412311/-investigation-of-an-outbreak-of-acute-chagas-disease-outside-the-amazon-region-in-rio-grande-do-norte-state-brazil-2016
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Alexander Vargas, Juliane Maria Alves Siqueira Malta, Veruska Maia da Costa, Leandro Del Grande Cláudio, Renato Vieira Alves, Gilmar da Silva Cordeiro, Lúcia Maria Abrantes Aguiar, Jadher Percio
The aim of this article was to confirm and describe an outbreak of acute Chagas disease involving oral transmission in the western region of Rio Grande do Norte State, Brazil. This was a descriptive case series study in which the data sources were medical records and interviews with suspected cases from September 16 to November 19, 2015. An entomological investigation was conducted in the probable sites of infection for acute Chagas disease cases. Eighteen cases of acute Chagas disease were confirmed in residents of four municipalities (counties) in Rio Grande do Norte State...
February 5, 2018: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288003/tertiary-gleason-pattern-in-radical-prostatectomy-specimens-is-associated-with-worse-outcomes-than-the-next-higher-gleason-score-group-in-localized-prostate-cancer
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Mehmet Özsoy, David D'Andrea, Marco Moschini, Beat Foerster, Mohammad Abufaraj, Romain Mathieu, Alberto Briganti, Pierre I Karakiewicz, Morgan Roupret, Christian Seitz, Anna Katarzyna Czech, Martin Susani, Shahrokh F Shariat
AIM: To assess the predictive value of TGP on biochemical recurrence (BCR) and its association with clinicopathological outcomes in a large, multicenter cohort of patients with localized prostate cancer (PCa) treated with radical prostatectomy (RP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Records of 6,041 patients who were treated with RP between 2000 and 2011 for clinically nonmetastatic PCa were, retrospectively, analyzed from prospectively collected datasets. BCR-free survival rates were assessed using univariable and multivariable cox-regression analyses...
December 26, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284844/comparative-effects-of-buprenorphine-and-dexmedetomidine-as-adjuvants-to-bupivacaine-spinal-anaesthesia-in-elderly-male-patients-undergoing-transurethral-resection-of-prostrate-a-randomized-prospective-study
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Navdeep Kaur, Umesh Goneppanavar, Ramkumar Venkateswaran, Sadasivan Shankar Iyer
Background and Aims: Transurethral resection of the prostate is a commonly performed urological procedure in elderly men with spinal anaesthesia being the technique of choice. Use of low-dose spinal anesthetic drug with adjuvants is desirable. This study compares the sensorimotor effects of addition of buprenorphine or dexmedetomidine to low-dose bupivacaine. Methods: Sixty patients were randomly allocated to three different groups. All received 1.8 mL 0.5% hyperbaric bupivacaine intrathecally...
October 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29272993/effect-of-maturation-time-on-dormancy-and-germination-of-citrullus-colocynthis-cucurbitaceae-seeds-from-the-arabian-hyper-arid-deserts
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Ali El-Keblawy, Hatem A Shabana, Teresa Navarro, Sameh Soliman
BACKGROUND: Light and temperatures of germination greatly affect germination of several Cucurbitaceae species. Environmental conditions prevailing at seed maturation time can affect dormancy and germination requirements. Citrullus colocynthis seeds have a deep dormancy. This perennial prostrate shrub grows all over the year in the arid Arabian deserts. We explored if seed dormancy and germination requirements of C. colocynthis depend on time of fruit collection. Matured seeds were collected at five different times during 2014/2015 year from a population around Dubai city...
December 22, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222026/transcriptome-analysis-provides-insights-into-the-immune-responsive-pathways-and-genes-in-the-head-kidney-of-tiger-grouper-epinephelus-fuscoguttatus-fed-with-spatholobus-suberectus-phellodendron-amurense-or-eclipta-prostrata
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Yan Cai, Shifeng Wang, Weiliang Guo, Zhenyu Xie, Yu Zheng, Zhenjie Cao, Yongcan Zhou
The tiger grouper, Epinephelus fuscoguttatus, is an economically important fish in Southeast Asia but has been plagued by several diseases. Spatholobus suberectus (S), Phellodendron amurense (P), and Eclipta prostrate (E) are three commonly used Chinese medicinal herbs. Although previous pharmacological and clinical studies indicated that S, P, and E possess a variety of beneficial functions in mammals, little is known about their functions in farmed fish and the underlying molecular mechanism of their actions...
February 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157279/coinfection-with-haemophilus-parasuis-serovar-4-increases-the-virulence-of-porcine-circovirus-type-2-in-piglets
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Shuqing Liu, Wentao Li, Yang Wang, Changqin Gu, Xiaoli Liu, Catherine Charreyre, Shenxian Fan, Qigai He
BACKGROUND: Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) is an emerging disease in swine. Pigs with PMWS are often infected with a variety of other pathogens, including bacteria, viruses and mycoplasm, in addition to porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2). PCV2 and Haemophilus parasuis serovar 4 (HPS4) coinfection remain epidemic in China. METHODS: Here we report construction of a three-week-old naturally farrowed, colostrum-deprived (NFCD) piglet's infection model and demonstrate that PCV2-infected piglets with the HPS4 coinfection increased the virulence of PCV2 and these pathogens interact acquired PMWS...
November 21, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109817/diagnosis-of-the-diatom-community-upon-biofilm-development-on-stainless-steels-in-natural-freshwater
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Caroline Richard, Smita Mitbavkar, Jessem Landoulsi
This paper reports the development of biofilms on stainless steels (SS) upon exposure in a natural freshwater ecosystem for about six months and focuses on the composition of diatom populations. By using environmental scanning electron microscopy (ESEM) technique, we provide a detailed description regarding diatom identification at species level as well as their main characteristics, including type, morphology, ability to form colony, and motility. Results reveal the presence of both prostrate (initial colonizers) and stalked (late colonizers) forms...
2017: Scanning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107268/whom-to-biopsy-prediagnostic-risk-stratification-with-biomarkers-nomograms-and-risk-calculators
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REVIEW
Stacy Loeb, Hasan Dani
This article describes markers used for prostate biopsy decisions, including prostrate-specific antigen (PSA), free PSA, the prostate health index, 4Kscore, PCA3, and ConfirmMDx. It also summarizes the use of nomograms combining multiple variables for prostate cancer detection.
November 2017: Urologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102724/synthesis-of-benzo-d-imidazo-2-1-b-thiazole-chalcone-conjugates-as-microtubule-targeting-and-apoptosis-inducing-agents
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Faria Sultana, Srinivasa Reddy Bonam, V Ganga Reddy, V Lakshma Nayak, Ravikumar Akunuri, Sunitha Rani Routhu, Abdullah Alarifi, M Sampath Kumar Halmuthur, Ahmed Kamal
A series of benzo[d]imidazo[2,1-b]thiazole-chalcone conjugates (5a-aa) were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their cytotoxic potency against a panel of human cancer cell lines like lung (A-549), breast (MDA MB-231), prostrate (DU-145) and colon cancer (HT-29). Preliminary results revealed that some of these conjugates like 5d and 5u exhibited significant antiproliferative effect against human breast cancer (MDA MB-231) with IC50 values of 1.3 and 1.2 µM respectively. To investigate the mechanistic aspects underlying the activity, the detailed biological studies of these promising conjugates (5d and 5u) were carried out on the MDA MB-231 cancer cells...
November 2, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29080425/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-provides-new-insights-into-erect-and-prostrate-growth-in-bermudagrass-cynodon-dactylon-l
#17
Bing Zhang, Xiaolin Xiao, Junqin Zong, Jingbo Chen, Jianjian Li, Hailin Guo, Jianxiu Liu
Bermudagrass (Cynodon dactylon L.) is a prominent warm-season turf and forage grass species with multiple applications. In most C. dactylon cultivars and accessions, erect-growing stems (shoot) and prostrate-growing stems (stolon) often coexist. These two types of stems are both formed through tillering but grow in two directions with different tiller angles. Elucidating the mechanism of tiller angle regulation in bermudagrass could provide important clues to breed cultivars with different plant architectural features for diverse usage...
October 21, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023514/prostate-cancer-screening-knowledge-attitudes-and-practices-in-a-sample-of-men-in-italy-a-survey
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Marianna Morlando, Concetta Paola Pelullo, Gabriella Di Giuseppe
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge, attitudes and behaviors towards prostate cancer and its prevention. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted on a random sample of 625 fathers of students attending eight public schools. The self-administered questionnaire included questions on: socio-demographic characteristics, personal and familiar medical history of prostate cancer, knowledge about prostate cancer and the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, perception of risk towards prostate cancer, perception of the benefits of having a PSA-test, willingness to receive the PSA-test and sources of and needs of information regarding prostate cancer and the PSA-test...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29022249/common-subcluster-mining-in-microarray-data-for-molecular-biomarker-discovery
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Arnab Sadhu, Balaram Bhattacharyya
Molecular biomarkers can be potential facilitators for detection of cancer at early stage which is otherwise difficult through conventional biomarkers. Gene expression data from microarray experiments on both normal and diseased cell samples provide enormous scope to explore genetic relations of disease using computational techniques. Varied patterns of expressions of thousands of genes at different cell conditions along with inherent experimental error make the task of isolating disease related genes challenging...
October 11, 2017: Interdisciplinary Sciences, Computational Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972425/lord-nelson-s-1758-1805-left-eye
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William Pryse-Phillips
Following the loss of his right eye at Calvi in 1794, Lord Nelson suffered increasing left-sided visual loss, here considered most likely to have been due to the ocular inflammatory condition 'sympathetic ophthalmia'. It is also argued that his succeeding episodes of violent headaches with nausea and prostration, and possible depigmentation of hair, reflected the development of an uveomeningoencephalitic syndrome akin to that of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease, which is best regarded as the same condition with a different aetiology...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Biography
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