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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319493/advantages-of-robotic-right-colectomy-with-intracorporeal-anastomosis
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Henry J Lujan, Gustavo Plasencia, Brian X Rivera, Andres Molano, Alex Fagenson, Louis A Jane, Diego Holguin
Through retrospective review of consecutive charts, we compare the short-term and long-term clinical outcomes after robotic-assisted right colectomy with intracorporeal anastomosis (RIA) (n=89) and laparoscopic right colectomy with extracorporeal anastomosis (LEA) (n=135). Cohorts were similar in demographic characteristics, comorbidities, pathology, and perioperative outcomes (conversion, days to flatus and bowel movement, and length of hospitalization). The RIA cohort experienced statistically significant: less blood loss, shorter incision lengths, and longer specimen lengths than the LEA cohort...
March 17, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301754/bioanalytical-measurements-enabled-by-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-sers-probes
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Lauren E Jamieson, Steven M Asiala, Kirsten Gracie, Karen Faulds, Duncan Graham
Since its discovery in 1974, surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) has gained momentum as an important tool in analytical chemistry. SERS is used widely for analysis of biological samples, ranging from in vitro cell culture models, ex vivo tissue and blood samples, and direct in vivo application. New insights have been gained into biochemistry, with an emphasis on biomolecule detection, from small molecules such as glucose and amino acids to larger biomolecules such as DNA, proteins, and lipids. These measurements have increased our understanding of biological systems, and significantly, they have improved diagnostic capabilities...
February 23, 2017: Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301735/glutaminolysis-a-hallmark-of-cancer-metabolism
#3
Lifeng Yang, Sriram Venneti, Deepak Nagrath
Glutamine is the most abundant circulating amino acid in blood and muscle and is critical for many fundamental cell functions in cancer cells, including synthesis of metabolites that maintain mitochondrial metabolism; generation of antioxidants to remove reactive oxygen species; synthesis of nonessential amino acids (NEAAs), purines and pyrimidines, and fatty acids for cellular replication; and activation of cell signaling. In light of the pleiotropic role of glutamine in cancer cells, a comprehensive understanding of glutamine metabolism is essential for the development of metabolic therapeutic strategies for targeting cancer cells...
March 8, 2017: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300071/hypomethylation-of-interleukin-6-il-6-gene-increases-the-risk-of-essential-hypertension-a-matched-case-control-study
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S-Q Mao, J-H Sun, T-L Gu, F-B Zhu, F-Y Yin, L-N Zhang
Essential hypertension (EH) is a chronic disease with clear epigenetic component. Inflammation and endothelial dysfunction have a great role in the development of persistent blood pressure elevation. The aim of this study was to explore an association between EH and DNA methylation in pro-inflammation cytokine gene interleukin-6 (IL-6) during the inflammatory process. We performed methylation analysis of peripheral blood DNA using bisulphite pyrosequencing technology between 96 EH patients and 96 age- and gender-matched healthy controls...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300070/hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy-in-women-with-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-on-overweight-status-of-their-children
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S Zhang, L Wang, J Leng, H Liu, W Li, T Zhang, N Li, W Li, H Tian, A A Baccarelli, L Hou, G Hu
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) as a group of medical complications in pregnancy are believed to be associated with an increased risk of poor fetal growth, but the influence on offspring's body composition is not clear. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between maternal HDP and overweight status in the offspring of mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). A cross-sectional study among 1263 GDM mother-child pairs was performed in Tianjin, China. General linear models and logistic regression models were used to assess the associations of maternal hypertension in pregnancy with anthropometry and overweight status in the offspring from birth to 1-5 years old...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296713/whole-exome-sequencing-identifies-recurrent-sf3b1-r625-mutation-and-comutation-of-nf1-and-kit-in-mucosal-melanoma
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Jennifer D Hintzsche, Nicholas T Gorden, Carol M Amato, Jihye Kim, Kelsey E Wuensch, Steven E Robinson, Allison J Applegate, Kasey L Couts, Theresa M Medina, Keith R Wells, Joshua A Wisell, Martin D McCarter, Neil F Box, Yiqun G Shellman, Rene C Gonzalez, Karl D Lewis, John J Tentler, Aik Choon Tan, William A Robinson
Mucosal melanomas are a rare subtype of melanoma, arising in mucosal tissues, which have a very poor prognosis due to the lack of effective targeted therapies. This study aimed to better understand the molecular landscape of these cancers and find potential new therapeutic targets. Whole-exome sequencing was performed on mucosal melanomas from 19 patients and 135 sun-exposed cutaneous melanomas, with matched peripheral blood samples when available. Mutational profiles were compared between mucosal subgroups and sun-exposed cutaneous melanomas...
March 14, 2017: Melanoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294173/the-effect-of-uht-processed-dairy-milk-on-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors
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C K Hansen, L Klingenberg, L B Larsen, J K Lorenzen, K V Sørensen, A Astrup
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a major cause of death worldwide. Whereas dairy generally is associated with a neutral or a beneficial CVD effect, the consumption of ultra-high temperature (UHT)-treated milk has been reported to increase levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in an uncontrolled study. Our aim was to examine whether semi-skimmed UHT dairy milk increases the risk of CVD development compared with pasteurized (PAST) dairy milk in overweight healthy adults...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293020/untangling-the-relationship-between-diet-and-visceral-fat-mass-through-blood-metabolomics-and-gut-microbiome-profiling
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T Pallister, M A Jackson, T C Martin, C A Glastonbury, A Jennings, M Beaumont, R P Mohney, K S Small, A MacGregor, C J Steves, A Cassidy, T D Spector, C Menni, A M Valdes
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Higher visceral fat mass (VFM) is associated with an increased risk for developing cardio-metabolic diseases. The mechanisms by which an unhealthy diet pattern may influence VF development has yet to be examined through cutting-edge multi-omic methods. Therefore, our objective was to examine the dietary influences on VFM and identify gut microbiome and metabolite profiles that link food intakes to VFM. SUBJECTS/METHODS: In 2218 twins with VFM, food intake and metabolomics data available we identified food intakes most strongly associated with VFM in 50% of the sample, then constructed and tested the 'VFM diet score' in the remainder of the sample...
March 15, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289826/polyarteritis-nodosum-of-the-breast-in-a-patient-with-history-of-bilateral-augmentation-mammoplasty
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Andrew Griffiths, Ashit Patel, Malcolm Z Roth
Polyarteritis nodosum belongs to a group of inflammatory disorders characterized by necrotizing vasculitis of small and medium-sized blood vessels. To date, there are 14 publications that document involvement of the breast. Our publication is the second study documenting polyarteritis nodosum of the breast in a patient who had previously had augmentation mammoplasty. Level of Evidence V This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www...
March 13, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282468/correction-time-dependent-impact-of-irreversible-electroporation-on-pancreas-liver-blood-vessels-and-nerves-a-systematic-review-of-experimental-studies
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J A Vogel, E van Veldhuisen, P Agnass, J Crezee, F Dijk, J Verheij, T M van Gulik, M R Meijerink, L G Vroomen, K P van Lienden, M G Besselink
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0166987.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281283/artificial-organs-2016-a-year-in-review
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REVIEW
Angela T Hadsell, Paul S Malchesky
In this Editor's Review, articles published in 2016 are organized by category and briefly summarized. We aim to provide a brief reflection of the currently available worldwide knowledge that is intended to advance and better human life while providing insight for continued application of technologies and methods of organ Replacement, Recovery, and Regeneration. As the official journal of The International Federation for Artificial Organs, The International Faculty for Artificial Organs, the International Society for Mechanical Circulatory Support, the International Society for Pediatric Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support, and the Vienna International Workshop on Functional Electrical Stimulation, Artificial Organs continues in the original mission of its founders "to foster communications in the field of artificial organs on an international level...
March 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280893/aesthetic-eyebrow-reconstruction-with-an-expanded-scalp-island-flap-pedicled-by-the-superficial-temporal-artery
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Xing Yuan Pang, Jun Ren, Wei Xu, Rui Wan, Wei Yuan, Ying Shu
PURPOSE: This case study demonstrates a new operative method of eyebrow reconstruction, in which the hair density of the reconstructed eyebrow is controlled by the surgeon and is more similar to that of the uninjured side, resulting in a more natural facial expression and greater aesthetic value for our patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The operation was divided into two stages: Stage 1: Implantation of a soft tissue expander into the corresponding subgaleal position of the parietal branch of the superficial temporal artery on the injured side, followed by dilation of the expander until the density of the hair on the expanded scalp reached a suitable value and was lower than that of the uninjured eyebrow...
March 9, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275245/prevalence-of-fabry-disease-and-gla-c-196g-c-variant-in-japanese-stroke-patients
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Kiyoshiro Nagamatsu, Yoshiki Sekijima, Katsuya Nakamura, Kimitoshi Nakamura, Kiyoko Hattori, Masao Ota, Yusaku Shimizu, Fumio Endo, Shu-Ichi Ikeda
Fabry disease is an important underlying disease in young cryptogenic stroke patients. However, little is known regarding the frequency of Fabry disease in the general stroke population, especially in elderly patients. A total of 588 stroke patients (61.7% men; average age 74.1±12.5 years) were enrolled in this prospective study. Blood samples were obtained to produce blood spots to determine α-galactosidase A (α-GalA) activity and for GLA gene analysis. One 65-year-old female patient had a known GLA gene mutation, c...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275244/mosaic-chromosome-y-loss-and-testicular-germ-cell-tumor-risk
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Mitchell J Machiela, Casey L Dagnall, Anand Pathak, Jennifer T Loud, Stephen J Chanock, Mark H Greene, Katherine A McGlynn, Douglas R Stewart
Studies have suggested mosaic loss of chromosome Y (mLOY) in blood-derived DNA is common in older men. Cohort studies investigating mLOY and mortality have reported contradictory results. Previous work found that a 1.6 Mb deletion of the AZFc region on the Y chromosome (the 'gr/gr' deletion) is associated with both male infertility and increased risk of testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT). We investigated whether mosaic loss across the entire Y chromosome was associated with TGCT. We obtained blood- and buccal-derived DNA from two case-control studies: the NCI Familial Testicular Cancer Study (cases=172; controls=163) and the NCI US Servicemen's Testicular Tumor Environmental and Endocrine Determinants Study (cases=506; controls=611)...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264826/computer-determined-dosage-of-insulin-in-the-management-of-neonatal-hyperglycaemia-hint2-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jane Alsweiler, Kathryn Williamson, Frank Bloomfield, Geoffrey Chase, Jane Harding
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal hyperglycaemia is frequently treated with insulin, which may increase the risk of hypoglycaemia. Computer-determined dosage of insulin (CDD) with the STAR-GRYPHON program uses a computer model to predict an effective dose of insulin to treat hyperglycaemia while minimising the risk of hypoglycaemia. However, CDD models can require more frequent blood glucose testing than common clinical protocols. The aim of this trial is to determine if CDD using STAR-GRYPHON reduces hypoglycaemia in hyperglycaemic preterm babies treated with insulin independent of the frequency of blood glucose testing...
March 6, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262925/washout-policies-in-long-term-indwelling-urinary-catheterisation-in-adults
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REVIEW
Ashley J Shepherd, William G Mackay, Suzanne Hagen
BACKGROUND: People requiring long-term bladder draining with an indwelling catheter can experience catheter blockage. Regimens involving different solutions can be used to wash out catheters with the aim of preventing blockage. This is an update of a review published in 2010. OBJECTIVES: To determine if certain washout regimens are better than others in terms of effectiveness, acceptability, complications, quality of life and critically appraise and summarise economic evidence for the management of long-term indwelling urinary catheterisation in adults...
March 6, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259850/blood-flow-restriction-training-in-clinical-musculoskeletal-rehabilitation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Luke Hughes, Bruce Paton, Ben Rosenblatt, Conor Gissane, Stephen David Patterson
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Low-load exercise training with blood flow restriction (BFR) can increase muscle strength and may offer an effective clinical musculoskeletal (MSK) rehabilitation tool. The aim of this review was to systematically analyse the evidence regarding the effectiveness of this novel training modality in clinical MSK rehabilitation. DESIGN: This is a systematic review and meta-analysis of peer-reviewed literature examining BFR training in clinical MSK rehabilitation (Research Registry; researchregistry91)...
March 4, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253525/predicting-the-presence-of-colon-cancer-in-members-of-a-health-maintenance-organisation-by-evaluating-analytes-from-standard-laboratory-records
#18
Ran Goshen, Barak Mizrahi, Pini Akiva, Yaron Kinar, Eran Choman, Varda Shalev, Victoria Sopik, Revital Kariv, Steven A Narod
BACKGROUND: A valid risk prediction model for colorectal cancer (CRC) could be used to identify individuals in the population who would most benefit from CRC screening. We evaluated the potential for information derived from a panel of blood tests to predict a diagnosis of CRC from 1 month to 3 years in the future. METHODS: We abstracted information on 1755 CRC cases and 54 730 matched cancer-free controls who had one or more blood tests recorded in the electronic records of Maccabi Health Services (MHS) during the period 30-180 days before diagnosis...
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252041/protective-effects-of-nebivolol-from-oxidative-stress-to-prevent-hypertension-related-target-organ-damage
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REVIEW
A Coats, S Jain
Hypertension is one of the leading risk factors for morbidity and mortality in patients with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and renal impairment. It also leads to target organ damage (TOD), which worsens organ function and the patient's clinical status. Reactive oxygen species (ROS)-mediated oxidative stress may contribute significantly to TOD in patients with hypertension. NO (nitric oxide) is a paracrine factor derived from endothelial cells that has been shown to alleviate ROS-mediated oxidative damage...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252040/plasma-levels-of-natriuretic-peptides-and-year-by-year-blood-pressure-variability-a-population-based-study
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J Kato, Y Kawagoe, D Jiang, K Kuwasako, S Shimamoto, K Igarashi, M Tokashiki, K Kitamura
Augmented blood pressure (BP) variability over various time periods has been recognized as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. Both atrial and B-type natriuretic peptides (ANP and BNP) are secreted in response to volume or pressure overload to the heart, exerting natriuretic and vasodilator actions. In this study, we examined the relationships between year-by-year BP variability and plasma levels of ANP and BNP in the general population. Study subjects were local residents receiving an annual heath checkup, who had an estimated glomerular filtration rate of >30 ml min(-1) per 1...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Human Hypertension
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