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Cmg van Driel, A S Stuursma, M J Schroevers, Mje Mourits, G H de Bock
BACKGROUND: During menopause women experience vasomotor and psychosexual symptoms that cannot entirely be alleviated with hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Besides, HRT is contraindicated after breast cancer. OBJECTIVES: To review the evidence on the effectiveness of psychological interventions in reducing symptoms associated with menopause in natural or treatment-induced menopausal women. SEARCH STRATEGY: Medline/Pubmed, PsycINFO, EMBASE and AMED were searched until June 2017...
March 15, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Wan Yang, Shilong He, Ming Han, Bingbing Wang, Qigui Niu, Yujia Xu, Yi Chen, Haibo Wang
In this study, the nitrogen removal performance and microbial community structure were investigated during the start-up, instability, and recovery stages of an anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) reactor loaded with compound carriers (shale ceramsite and suspended ball carrier). The results indicated that the anammox reactor successfully started up on 116th d when the nitrogen loading rate (NLR) reached 0.72 ± 0.05 kg N m-3  d-1 . The anammox reactor ran well with free ammonia (FA) at 13.65 ± 2...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Xuanwei Zhang, Gabriele Niedermann
PURPOSE: Hypofractionated radiation therapy (hRT) combined with immune checkpoint blockade can induce T-cell-mediated local and abscopal antitumor effects. We had previously observed peak levels of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) between days 5 and 8 after hRT. Because TILs are regarded as radiosensitive, hRT schedules extending into this period might be less immunogenic, prompting us to compare clinically relevant, short and extended schedules with equivalent biologically effective doses combined with anti-programmed cell death 1 (PD1) antibody treatment...
February 3, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Sumeya A Kheiri, Abdelillah Kunna, Ali Yousif Babiker, Sultan A Alsuhaibani, Rami Yousif Ahmed, Mohamed Alkhatim Alsammani
INTRODUCTION: Ovarian cancer is the cause of a high case-fatality ratio, and most of the cases are diagnosed in late stages. OBJECTIVES: To determine the histopathological types, age distribution, and ovarian tumour stages among diagnosed with ovarian cancer at Al - Amal Tower a multi-referral polyclinic of Radiology & Isotope Center Khartoum (RICK), Sudan. METHODS: All histopathology reports patients' case from January to June 2015 were reviewed...
February 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
Feng Yan, Jianguo Jiang, Haowei Zhang, Nuo Liu, Quan Zou
The mature landfill leachate containing high ammonia concentration (>1000 mg/L) is a serious threat to environment; however, the low COD to TN ratio (C/N, <3) strongly inhibits the denitrification process and poses a severe obstacle for efficient treatment. Herein, two kinds of acidogenic liquids, fermented from oil-removed food waste and oil-added food waste, were first applied as external carbon sources for the biological nitrogen removal from mature landfill leachate in an aerobic/anoxic membrane bioreactor...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
Mark D Aupperlee, Anastasia Kariagina, Nicole Zaremba, Marc D Basson, Richard C Schwartz, Sandra Z Haslam
Increased proliferation and breast cancer risk has been observed in postmenopausal women receiving estrogen (E) + progestin hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Progestin action is mediated through two progesterone receptor (PR) isoforms, PRA and PRB, with unique transcriptional activity and function. The current study examines hormonal regulation of PR isoforms in the normal postmenopausal human breast and the mechanism by which progestins increase proliferation and breast cancer risk. Archival benign breast biopsies from postmenopausal and premenopausal women, and luminal breast tumor biopsies from postmenopausal women, were analyzed for regulation of PRA and PRB expression by E and E+medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA)...
March 7, 2018: Translational Oncology
Jacqui Wise
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March 9, 2018: BMJ: British Medical Journal
Nina Roswall, Zorana Jovanovic Andersen, My von Euler-Chelpin, Ilse Vejborg, Elsebeth Lynge, Steen Solvang Jensen, Ole Raaschou-Nielsen, Anne Tjønneland, Mette Sørensen
OBJECTIVES: Traffic is the most important source of community noise, and it has been proposed to be associated with a range of disease outcomes, including breast cancer. As mammographic breast density (MD) is one of the strongest risk factors for developing breast cancer, the present study investigated whether there is an association between residential exposure to traffic noise and MD in a Danish cohort. METHODS: We included women with reproductive and lifestyle information available from the Diet, Cancer, and Health cohort, who also participated in the Copenhagen Mammography Screening Programme (n = 5,260)...
March 8, 2018: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
Sultana Monira Hussain, Yuanyuan Wang, Graham G Giles, Stephen Graves, Anita E Wluka, Flavia M Cicuttini
OBJECTIVES: To examine the associations of female reproductive and hormonal factors with incidence of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for osteoarthritis, and whether the associations differ according to overweight/obesity status. DESIGN: This study included 22,289 women in the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study. Data on age at menarche, pregnancy, parity, years of menstruation, oral contraceptive pill (OCP), menopausal status and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) were collected in 1990-1994...
March 7, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
Gah-Hyun Lim, Timothy Hoey, Shifeng Zhu, Marion Clavel, Keshun Yu, Duroy Navarre, Aardra Kachroo, Jean-Marc Deragon, Pradeep Kachroo
The E3 ubiquitin ligase COP1 (Constitutive Photomorphogenesis 1) is a well known component of the light-mediated plant development that acts as a repressor of photomorphogenesis. Here we show that COP1 positively regulates defense against turnip crinkle virus (TCV) and avrRPM1 bacteria by contributing to stability of resistance (R) protein HRT and RPM1, respectively. HRT and RPM1 levels and thereby pathogen resistance is significantly reduced in the cop1 mutant background. Notably, the levels of at least two double-stranded RNA binding (DRB) proteins DRB1 and DRB4 are reduced in the cop1 mutant background suggesting that COP1 affects HRT stability via its effect on the DRB proteins...
March 7, 2018: PLoS Pathogens
Abbas Ahmadi-Vasmehjani, Rasoul Baharlou, Mohammad Reza Atashzar, Rahim Raofi, Mohammad Jafari, Faezeh-Sadat Razavi
Asthma prevalence and severity are greater in women than in men, and mounting evidence suggests this is in part related to female steroid sex hormones. Conflicting data are reported regarding pro- and anti-inflammatory properties of estradiol. This study was designed to clarify whether estradiol may contribute to enhanced T helper (Th) 17-associated cytokines production by peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) in asthmatic patients and healthy individuals. PBMCs from patients with asthma and healthy donors were cultured with 17-β estradiol (E2) and phytohemagglutinin (PHA)...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
Alex Tsui, Diana Kuh, Linda Cardozo, Daniel Davis
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) at age 68 years and the contribution of vascular risk factors to male and female UUI pathogenesis in addition to the associations with raised body mass index (BMI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In all, 1 762 participants from the Medical Research Council (MRC) National Survey for Health and Development birth cohort who answered the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire short form (ICIQ-SF), at age 68 years, were included...
March 7, 2018: BJU International
Ramanjit Sihota, Harathy Selvan, Ajay Sharma, Amisha Gupta, Viney Gupta, Tanuj Dada, Ashish Datt Upadhyay
PURPOSE: To evaluate the long-term course of primary angle-closure ocular hypertension and primary open-angle ocular hypertension and possible risk factors for progression to glaucoma. METHODS: A total of 109 eyes of 109 ocular hypertension (OHT) patients with a minimum follow-up period of 5 years having complete ocular/medical records were evaluated. They were classified into primary angle closure or primary open angle based on gonioscopy at baseline. Baseline and review data of Humphrey field analyser, HFA, and Heidelberg retinal tomography, HRT, were recorded...
March 5, 2018: International Ophthalmology
Clinton G Lauritsen, Abigail L Chua, Stephanie J Nahas
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Menopause is a life-changing event in numerous ways. Many women with migraine hold hope that the transition to the climacteric state will coincide with a cessation or improvement of migraine. This assumption is based mainly on common lay perceptions as well as assertions from many in the healthcare community. Unfortunately, evidence suggests this is far from the rule. Many women turn to a general practitioner or a headache specialist for prognosis and management. A natural instinct is to manipulate the offending agent, but in some cases, this approach backfires, or the concern for adverse events outweighs the desire for a therapeutic trial, and other strategies must be pursued...
March 6, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
Donna L Sutherland, Stephan Heubeck, Jason Park, Matthew H Turnbull, Rupert J Craggs
Enhanced pond systems (EPS) consist of a series of ponds that have been designed to work in synergy to provide both cost-effective enhanced wastewater treatment and resource recovery, in the form of algal biomass, for beneficial reuse. Due to the limited number of full-scale EPS systems worldwide, our understanding of factors governing both enhanced wastewater treatment and resource recovery is limited. This paper investigates the seasonal performance of a full-scale municipal wastewater EPS with respect to nutrient removal from the liquid fraction, microalgal biomass production and subsequent removal through the system...
February 20, 2018: Water Research
Cristina Soguero-Ruiz, Inmaculada Mora-Jiménez, Javier Ramos-López, Teresa Quintanilla Fernández, Antonio García-García, Daniel Díez-Mazuela, Arcadi García-Alberola, José Luis Rojo-Álvarez
Many indices have been proposed for cardiovascular risk stratification from electrocardiogram signal processing, still with limited use in clinical practice. We created a system integrating the clinical definition of cardiac risk subdomains from ECGs and the use of diverse signal processing techniques. Three subdomains were defined from the joint analysis of the technical and clinical viewpoints. One subdomain was devoted to demographic and clinical data. The other two subdomains were intended to obtain widely defined risk indices from ECG monitoring: a simple-domain (heart rate turbulence (HRT)), and a complex-domain (heart rate variability (HRV))...
March 1, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Jemal Fito, Nurelegne Tefera, Helmut Kloos, Stijn W H Van Hulle
This study aimed to investigate the physicochemical properties of sugar industry and ethanol distillery wastewater and the treatment of the blended wastewater through a two-stage anaerobic reactor. For this treatment, different initial chemical oxygen demand (COD) concentrations (5-20 g/L) and hydraulic retention times (HRTs) (2-10 days) were applied. The sugar industry effluent characteristics obtained in terms of organic matter (mg/L) were as follows: 5 days biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5 ): 654.5-1,968; COD: 1,100-2,148...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
A Butkovskyi, L Sevenou, R J W Meulepas, L Hernandez Leal, G Zeeman, H H M Rijnaarts
The effect of granular activated carbon (GAC) addition on the removal of diclofenac, ibuprofen, metoprolol, galaxolide and triclosan in a up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor was studied. Prior to the reactor studies, batch experiments indicated that addition of activated carbon to UASB sludge can decrease micropollutant concentrations in both liquid phase and sludge. In continuous experiments, two UASB reactors were operated for 260 days at an HRT of 20 days, using a mixture of source separated black water and sludge from aerobic grey water treatment as influent...
February 2018: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
Yan-Xiang Cui, Di Wu, Hamish R Mackey, Ho-Kwong Chui, Guang-Hao Chen
Sulfur-oxidizing autotrophic denitrification (SO-AD) was investigated in a laboratory-scale moving-bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) at a sewage temperature of 22 °C. A synthetic wastewater with nitrate, sulfide and thiosulfate was fed into the MBBR. After 20 days' acclimation, the reduced sulfur compounds were completely oxidized and nitrogen removal efficiency achieved up to 82%. The operation proceeded to examine the denitrification by decreasing hydraulic retention time (HRT) from 12 to 4 h in stages. At steady state, this laboratory-scale SO-AD MBBR achieved the nitrogen removal efficiency of 94% at the volumetric loading rate of 0...
February 2018: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
Yili Fang, Weizhao Yin, Yanbin Jiang, Hengjun Ge, Ping Li, Jinhua Wu
In this study, a sequential Fe0 /H2 O2 reaction and biological process was employed as a low-cost depth treatment method to remove recalcitrant compounds from coal-chemical engineering wastewater after regular biological treatment. First of all, a chemical oxygen demand (COD) and color removal efficiency of 66 and 63% was achieved at initial pH of 6.8, 25 mmol L-1 of H2 O2 , and 2 g L-1 of Fe0 in the Fe0 /H2 O2 reaction. According to the gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GC-MS) and gas chromatography-flame ionization detector (GC-FID) analysis, the recalcitrant compounds were effectively decomposed into short-chain organic acids such as acetic, propionic, and butyric acids...
February 27, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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