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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935977/the-effects-of-a-community-based-sodium-reduction-program-in-rural-china-a-cluster-randomized-trial
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Nicole Li, Lijing L Yan, Wenyi Niu, Chen Yao, Xiangxian Feng, Jianxin Zhang, Jingpu Shi, Yuhong Zhang, Ruijuan Zhang, Zhixin Hao, Hongling Chu, Jing Zhang, Xian Li, Jianhong Pan, Zhifang Li, Jixin Sun, Bo Zhou, Yi Zhao, Yan Yu, Michael Engelgau, Darwin Labarthe, Jixiang Ma, Stephen MacMahon, Paul Elliott, Yangfeng Wu, Bruce Neal
BACKGROUND: Average sodium intake and stroke mortality in northern China are both among the highest in the world. An effective, low-cost strategy to reduce sodium intake in this population is urgently needed. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the effects of a community-based sodium reduction program on salt consumption in rural northern China. DESIGN: This study was a cluster-randomized trial done over 18 months in 120 townships (one village from each township) from five provinces...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935319/haplotype-association-and-synergistic-effect-of-human-aldosterone-synthase-cyp11b2-gene-polymorphisms-causing-susceptibility-to-essential-hypertension-in-indian-patients
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Uppuluri Mohana Vamsi, Nagalingam Swapna, Gunda Padma, Satti Vishnupriya, Tirunilai Padma
BACKGROUND: Aldosterone synthase (CYP11B2) is a key enzyme involved in the terminal steps of aldosterone biosynthesis. Genetic variability in CYP11B2 gene has been associated with heterogeneous aldosterone production, which can affect sodium homeostasis and thereby regulation of blood pressure. Hence, the present study was aimed to explore the single-locus variations, haplotype and epistasis patterns of CYP11B2 (C-344T, intron-2 gene conversion and Lys173Arg) gene polymorphisms, and the risk contributed by them to the development of essential hypertension (EHT)...
December 9, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27934264/reductive-dechlorination-of-trichloroethene-by-zero-valent-iron-nanoparticles-reactivity-enhancement-through-sulfidation-treatment
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Yanlai Han, Weile Yan
Zero-valent iron nanoparticles (nZVI) synthesized in the presence of reduced sulfur compounds have been shown to degrade trichloroethene (TCE) at significantly higher rates. However, the applicability of sulfidation as a general means to enhance nZVI reactivity under different particle preparation conditions and the underlying cause for this enhancement effect are not well understood. In this study, the effects of sulfidation reagent, time point of sulfidation, and sulfur loading on the resultant particles were assessed through TCE degradation experiments...
December 6, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932503/computational-modelling-of-epithelial-fluid-and-ion-transport-in-the-parotid-duct-after-transfection-of-human-aquaporin-1
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Shelley Fong, John A Chiorini, James Sneyd, Vinod Suresh
Previous studies have shown that localized delivery of the aquaporin-1 (AQP1) gene to the parotid duct can restore saliva flow in minipigs following irradiation-induced salivary hypofunction. The resulting flow rate and electrochemisty of secreted saliva contradicts current understanding of ductal fluid transport. We hypothesized that changes in expression of ion transport proteins have occurred following AQP1 transfection. We use a mathematical model of ion and fluid transport across the parotid duct epithelial cells to predict the expression profile of ion transporters that are consistent with the experimental measurements of saliva composition and secretion rates...
December 8, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931689/rapid-drug-susceptibility-testing-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-clinical-isolates-to-first-line-antitubercular-drugs-by-nitrate-reductase-assay-a-comparison-with-proportion-method
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Amrish Kohli, Gulnaz Bashir, Akeela Fatima, Abiroo Jan, Nayeem-U-Din Wani, Junaid Ahmad
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Early initiation of therapy in patients with tuberculosis is imperative for its control. Conventional methods of susceptibility testing such as the proportion method (PM) require visual detection and counting of colonies that takes up to 6weeks. Rapid and simple phenotypic methods that have been endorsed by the World Health Organization can serve as alternatives. METHODS: In this study, we evaluated the colorimetric nitrate reductase assay, which utilizes the detection of nitrate reduction as an indicator of growth much earlier compared with PM (within 7-14days)...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930553/the-effects-of-hyaluronic-acid-on-hemiplegic-shoulder-injury-and-pain-in-patients-with-subacute-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Yu-Chi Huang, Chau-Peng Leong, Lin Wang, Mei-Ju Chen, Chien-Yi Chuang, Mei-Yun Liaw, Lin-Yi Wang
BACKGROUND: Hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) is one of the most common comorbidities in stroke patients with flaccid shoulders. The pain limits functional motor recovery and affects the activities of daily living after acute stroke. This study investigated the effects of hyaluronic acid (HA) injection on pain reduction and motor function in subacute stroke patients with HSP and injury. METHODS: A randomized, double-blinded controlled trial was conducted in a medical center...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930500/effect-of-rivastigmine-augmentation-in-treatment-of-male-patients-with-combat-related-chronic-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Amir Rezaei Ardani, Golkoo Hosseini, Mohammad Reza Fayyazi Bordbar, Ali Talaei, Hesam Mostafavi Toroghi
BACKGROUND: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the chronic and disabling psychiatric disorders, particularly in combat veterans. In a case series, rivastigmine was suggested to be an effective augmentation in treatment of PTSD. The aim of the present study was to evaluate this finding in a randomized controlled trial. METHOD: A 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was performed on 36 male patients (aged 42-60 years) diagnosed with chronic, combat-related PTSD...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928947/oral-glucose-lowering-drugs-and-cardiovascular-outcomes-from-the-negative-record-and-accord-to-neutral-tecos-and-promising-empa-reg
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C Tsioufis, E Andrikou, C Thomopoulos, N Papanas, D Tousoulis
Cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality are higher among patients with diabetes mellitus type 2 (T2DM), particularly those with concomitant CV diseases, compared with other populations. In patients with T2DM, intensive glucose lowering reduces microvascular disease, but has a smaller and debated effect on CV events or mortality. In this setting, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required in 2008 that all new agents for the treatment of T2DM should be evaluated in terms of CV safety. Metformin has long been established as first-line pharmacological therapy in patients with T2DM, due to its proven beneficial CV effects...
December 8, 2016: Current Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926931/microbial-translocation-and-inflammation-occur-in-hyperacute-immunodeficiency-virus-infection-and-compromise-host-control-of-virus-replication
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Adam J Ericsen, Michael Lauck, Mariel S Mohns, Sarah R DiNapoli, James P Mutschler, Justin M Greene, Jason T Weinfurter, Gabrielle Lehrer-Brey, Trent M Prall, Samantha M Gieger, Connor R Buechler, Kristin A Crosno, Eric J Peterson, Matthew R Reynolds, Roger W Wiseman, Benjamin J Burwitz, Jacob D Estes, Jonah B Sacha, Thomas C Friedrich, Jason M Brenchley, David H O'Connor
Within the first three weeks of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, virus replication peaks in peripheral blood. Despite the critical, causal role of virus replication in determining transmissibility and kinetics of progression to acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), there is limited understanding of the conditions required to transform the small localized transmitted founder virus population into a large and heterogeneous systemic infection. Here we show that during the hyperacute "pre-peak" phase of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection in macaques, high levels of microbial DNA transiently translocate into peripheral blood...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925707/natural-mineral-bottled-waters-available-on-the-polish-market-as-a-source-of-minerals-for-the-consumers-part-2-the-intake-of-sodium-and-potassium
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Anna Gątarska, Joanna Ciborska, Elżbieta Tońska
Background: Natural mineral waters are purchased and consumed according to consumer preferences and possible recommendations. The choice of appropriate water should take into account not only the general level of mineralization but also the content of individual components, including electrolytes such as sodium and potassium. Sodium is necessary to ensure the proper physiological functions of the body. It is defined as a health risk factor only when its excessive intake occurs. Potassium acts antagonistically towards sodium and calcium ions, contributes to a reduction of the volume of extracellular fluids and at the same time reduces muscle tension and permeability of cell membranes...
2016: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925353/effect-of-sodium-glucose-cotransporter-2-inhibitor-on-liver-function-tests-in-japanese-patients-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Yuya Seko, Yoshio Sumida, Saiyu Tanaka, Kojiroh Mori, Hiroyoshi Taketani, Hiroshi Ishiba, Tasuku Hara, Akira Okajima, Atsushi Umemura, Taichiro Nishikawa, Kanji Yamaguchi, Michihisa Moriguchi, Kazuyuki Kanemasa, Kohichiroh Yasui, Shunsuke Imai, Keiji Shimada, Yoshito Itoh
AIM: No pharmacological therapies have been established for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitor (SGLT2I) was developed for the treatment of adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the efficacy of SGLT2I in NAFLD patients with T2DM. METHODS: Twenty-four biopsy-proven NAFLD patients with T2DM who received SGLT2I for 24 weeks were retrospectively enrolled as the SGLT2I group...
November 2, 2016: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925243/hemodiafiltration-a-technique-for-physiological-correction-of-priming-solution-in-pediatric-cardiac-surgery-an-in-vitro-study
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Pankaj Garg, Arvind Kumar Bishnoi, Kartik Patel, Vivek Wadhawa, Jigar Surti, Atul Solanki, Komal Shah, Sanjay Patel
Pediatric cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit invariably requires priming with packed red blood cells (PRBCs). Metabolic composition of stored PRBCs is unphysiological and becomes worse with increasing duration of storage. It is recommended to correct these abnormalities before initiation of CPB. We tested the hypothesis that hemodiafiltration of the prime with 0.45% saline is sufficient for reducing the metabolic load and reaching a physiologic state. In an in vitro study, 100 mL of blood each from 45 units of PRBCs stored for 3-20 days were used for priming the 45 neonatal CPB circuits...
December 7, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923977/absence-of-renal-enlargement-in-fructose-fed-proximal-tubule-select-insulin-receptor-ir-insulin-like-growth-factor-receptor-igf1r-double-knockout-mice
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Lijun Li, Marcus Byrd, Kwame Doh, Patrice D Dixon, Hwal Lee, Swasti Tiwari, Carolyn M Ecelbarger
The major site of fructose metabolism in the kidney is the proximal tubule (PT). To test whether insulin and/or IGF1 signaling in the PT is involved in renal structural/functional responses to dietary fructose, we bred mice with dual knockout (KO) of the insulin receptor (IR) and the IGF1 receptor (IGF1R) in PT by Cre-lox recombination, using a γ-glutamyl transferase promoter. KO mice had slightly (~10%) reduced body and kidney weights, as well as, a reduction in mean protein-to-DNA ratio in kidney cortex suggesting smaller cell size...
December 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921261/attempting-to-compensate-for-reduced-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-protein-with-nitrate-supplementation-cannot-overcome-metabolic-dysfunction-but-rather-has-detrimental-effects-in-dystrophin-deficient-mdx-muscle
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Cara A Timpani, Adam J Trewin, Vanesa Stojanovska, Ainsley Robinson, Craig A Goodman, Kulmira Nurgali, Andrew C Betik, Nigel Stepto, Alan Hayes, Glenn K McConell, Emma Rybalka
Duchenne muscular dystrophy arises from the loss of dystrophin and is characterized by calcium dysregulation, muscular atrophy, and metabolic dysfunction. The secondary reduction of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) from the sarcolemma reduces NO production and bioavailability. As NO modulates glucose uptake, metabolism, and mitochondrial bioenergetics, we investigated whether an 8-week nitrate supplementation regimen could overcome metabolic dysfunction in the mdx mouse. Dystrophin-positive control (C57BL/10) and dystrophin-deficient mdx mice were supplemented with sodium nitrate (85 mg/l) in drinking water...
December 5, 2016: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920129/chronic-inhibition-of-renal-outer-medullary-potassium-channel-not-only-prevented-but-also-reversed-development-of-hypertension-and-end-organ-damage-in-dahl-salt-sensitive-rats
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Xiaoyan Zhou, Michael J Forrest, Wanda Sharif-Rodriguez, Gail Forrest, Daphne Szeto, Olga Urosevic-Price, Yonghua Zhu, Andra S Stevenson, Yuchen Zhou, Sloan Stribling, Maya Dajee, Shawn P Walsh, Alexander Pasternak, Kathleen A Sullivan
The renal outer medullary potassium (ROMK) channel mediates potassium recycling and facilitates sodium reabsorption through the Na(+)/K(+)/2Cl(-) cotransporter in the loop of Henle and potassium secretion at the cortical collecting duct. Evidence from the phenotype of humans and rodents with functional ROMK deficiency supports the contention that selective ROMK inhibitors (ROMKi) will represent a novel diuretic with potential of therapeutic benefit for hypertension. ROMKi have recently been synthesized by Merck & Co, Inc...
December 5, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920027/sodium-taste-during-sodium-appetite
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Ralph Norgren
Sodium appetite appears to be an excellent model to study the neural mechanisms of motivation. In this issue of Chemical Senses, experiments by St John (2016) challenge 2 hypotheses for how a systemic sodium deficit guides an animal to find and ingest more Na ions in the environment. Both hypotheses deal with modifications of the sensory neural code produced by Na(+) ions on the tongue. One envisions a change in the Na(+) signal amplitude. A reduction could make the strong Na(+) signals less aversive; an increase, weak signals more noticeable...
December 5, 2016: Chemical Senses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918616/nitric-oxide-donors-for-cervical-ripening-and-induction-of-labour
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Arpita Ghosh, Katherine R Lattey, Anthony J Kelly
BACKGROUND: Sometimes it is necessary to bring on labour artificially because of safety concerns for the mother or baby. This review is one of a series of reviews of methods of labour induction using a standardised protocol. OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of NO donors (isosorbide mononitrate (ISMN), isosorbide dinitrate (ISDN), nitroglycerin and sodium nitroprusside) for third trimester cervical ripening or induction of labour, in comparison with placebo or no treatment or other treatments from a predefined hierarchy...
December 5, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917836/the-crystal-structure-of-dihydrodipicolinate-reductase-from-the-human-pathogenic-bacterium-bartonella-henselae-strain-houston-1-at-2-3%C3%A2-%C3%A3-resolution
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Ali R Cala, Maria T Nadeau, Jan Abendroth, Bart L Staker, Alexandra R Reers, Anthony W Weatherhead, Renwick C J Dobson, Peter J Myler, André O Hudson
In bacteria, the second committed step in the diaminopimelate/lysine anabolic pathways is catalyzed by the enzyme dihydrodipicolinate reductase (DapB). DapB catalyzes the reduction of dihydrodipicolinate to yield tetrahydrodipicolinate. Here, the cloning, expression, purification, crystallization and X-ray diffraction analysis of DapB from the human-pathogenic bacterium Bartonella henselae, the causative bacterium of cat-scratch disease, are reported. Protein crystals were grown in conditions consisting of 5%(w/v) PEG 4000, 200 mM sodium acetate, 100 mM sodium citrate tribasic pH 5...
December 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917793/high-dose-oral-furosemide-with-salt-ingestion-in-the-treatment-of-refractory-ascites-of-liver-cirrhosis
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Tolga Yakar, Mehmet Demir, Ozlem Dogan, Alper Parlakgumus, Birol Ozer, Ender Serin
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate and compare the efficacy and safety of high-dose furosemide+salt orally by comparing HSS+ furosemide (i.v.) and repeated paracentesis in patients with RA. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 78 cirrhotic patients with RA, randomized into three groups: Group A (n= 25) i.v. furosemide (200-300 mg bid) and 3% hypotonic saline solution (HSS) (once or twice a day); Group B (n= 26) oral furosemide tablets (360-520 mg bid) and salt (2...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916928/the-effect-of-lupinus-albus-and-calcium-chloride-on-growth-performance-body-composition-plasma-biochemistry-and-meat-quality-of-male-pigs-immunized-against-gonadotrophin-releasing-factor
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Karen Moore, Bruce Mullan, Jae Cheol Kim, Frank Dunshea
Two hundred and ninety-four pigs were used to assess the effect of two ingredients (Lupinus albus (albus lupins) or a combination of calcium chloride and sodium tri-polyphosphate (mineral salts)) on growth performance, body composition and objective meat quality of pigs immunized against gonadotrophin releasing factor (immunocastrates) and entire male pigs in the late finishing phase. Pigs fed mineral salts ate less feed than those fed the control diet with no effect on growth rate (p > 0.05), backfat (p > 0...
December 1, 2016: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
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