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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888464/mycobiota-of-ground-red-pepper-and-their-aflatoxigenic-potential
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Hyeonheui Ham, Sosoo Kim, Min-Hee Kim, Soohyung Lee, Sung Kee Hong, Jae-Gee Ryu, Theresa Lee
To investigate contamination of ground red pepper with fungi and mycotoxin, we obtained 30 ground red pepper samples from 15 manufacturers in the main chili-pepper-producing areas in Korea. Fungal contamination was evaluated by spreading diluted samples on potato dextrose agar plates. The total fungi counts ranged from 0 to 7.3 × 10(3) CFU/g. In the samples, the genus Aspergillus had the highest incidence, while Paecilomyces was isolated most frequently. The next most frequent genera were Rhizopus, Penicillium, Cladosporium, and Alternaria...
December 2016: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790371/total-or-partial-vertebrectomy-for-lung-cancer-invading-the-spine
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Soichi Oka, Hiroki Matsumiya, Shuichi Shinohara, Taiji Kuwata, Masaru Takenaka, Yasuhiro Chikaishi, Ayako Hirai, Naoko Imanishi, Koji Kuroda, Sohsuke Yamada, Hidetaka Uramoto, Eiichiro Nakamura, Fumihiro Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Surgery for lung cancer invading the spine remains challenging associated with high morbidity and mortality. However, recent advances in surgical techniques as well as in perioperative care may improve outcomes of lung cancer surgery with vertebrectomy. We describe our surgical approach and assess the outcome lung cancer invading the spine. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed our recent experiences of lung cancer with vertebral invasion, in which we have performed total or partial vertebrectomy from January 2011 through April 2015...
December 2016: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753872/ish-aha-1-a-case-of-refractory-hypertension-controlled-by-repeated-renal-denervation-and-celiac-plexus-block-a-case-of-refractory-sympathetic-overload
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Chan Joo Lee, Yeongmin Woo, Byeong-Keuk Kim, Kyung Bong Yoon, Hae-Young Lee, Sungha Park
A 30-year-old woman was referred to our hospital due to high blood pressure, dizziness, headache and blurred vision. She had past history of preeclampsia and gestational hypertension 4 years ago but she had not taken antihypertensive medication in spite of remained hypertension after delivery. She was hospitalized for fever due to urinary tract infection and severe hypertension which was above 210/140 mmHg. Despite maximal medical treatment with telmisartan 80 mg, nifedipine 120 mg, carvedilol 50 mg, doxazocin 8 mg, chlorthalidone 50 mg, spironolactone 50 mg#2, isosorbide dinitrate 80 mg and intermittent intravenous administration of nicardipine and labetalol, her systolic blood pressure remained above 160 mmHg and repeatedly measured above 200 mmHg...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647227/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-breast-cancer-patients
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Seokwon Lee, Younglae Jung, Youngtae Bae, Sung Pil Yun, Suk Kim, Hongjae Jo, Hyung-Il Seo
AIMS AND BACKGROUND: We aimed to evaluate the prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in breast cancer patients using liver magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and to investigate factors associated with NAFLD. METHODS: We evaluated 104 patients surgically treated for breast cancer at our hospital between September and November 2013. None of the patients had any other causes of secondary hepatic fat accumulation (such as significant alcohol consumption, use of steatogenic medication or inborn disorders)...
August 24, 2016: Tumori
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27643109/ish-aha-1-a-case-of-refractory-hypertension-controlled-by-repeated-renal-denervation-and-celiac-plexus-block-a-case-of-refractory-sympathetic-overload
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Chan Joo Lee, Yeongmin Woo, Byeong-Keuk Kim, Kyung Bong Yoon, Hae-Young Lee, Sungha Park
A 30-year-old woman was referred to our hospital due to high blood pressure, dizziness, headache and blurred vision. She had past history of preeclampsia and gestational hypertension 4 years ago but she had not taken antihypertensive medication in spite of remained hypertension after delivery. She was hospitalized for fever due to urinary tract infection and severe hypertension which was above 210/140 mmHg. Despite maximal medical treatment with telmisartan 80 mg, nifedipine 120 mg, carvedilol 50 mg, doxazocin 8 mg, chlorthalidone 50 mg, spironolactone 50 mg#2, isosorbide dinitrate 80 mg and intermittent intravenous administration of nicardipine and labetalol, her systolic blood pressure remained above 160 mmHg and repeatedly measured above 200 mmHg...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27428343/-teacher-s-perfomance-assessment-in-family-medicine-specialization
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Adrián Martínez-González, Francisco J Gómez-Clavelina, Isaías Hernández-Torres, Fernando Flores-Hernández, Melchor Sánchez-Mendiola
BACKGROUND: In Mexico there is no systematic evaluation of teachers in medical specialties. It is difficult to identify appropriate teaching practices. The lack of evaluation has limited the recognition and improvement of teaching. The objective of this study was to analyze feedback from students about teaching activities of teachers-tutors responsible for the specialization course in family medicine, and evaluate the evidence of reliability and validity of the instrument applied online...
September 2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27311424/anodic-oxidation-as-a-means-to-produce-memristive-films
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Maria Vittoria Diamanti, Riccardo Pisoni, Andrea Cologni, Andrea Brenna, Fernando Corinto, MariaPia Pedeferri
PURPOSE: In the past few years there has been growing interest in memristive devices. These devices rely on thin metal oxide films with a peculiar structure and composition, making precise control of oxide features vital. To this end, anodic oxidation allows a very large range of oxides to be formed on the surface of valve metals, whose thickness, structure and functional properties depend on the process parameters introduced. This work reports how memristive anodic oxides were obtained on titanium and other valve metals, such as niobium and tantalum...
2016: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27305417/ambulatory-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-is-safe-and-cost-effective-a-brazilian-single-center-experience
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Uirá Fernandes Teixeira, Marcos Bertozzi Goldoni, Mayara Christ Machry, Pedro Ney Ceccon, Paulo Roberto Ott Fontes, Fábio Luiz Waechter
BACKGROUND: - Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the treatment of choice for gallstone disease, and has been perfomed as an outpatient surgery in many Institutions over the last few years. OBJECTIVE: - This is a retrospective study of a single center in Brazil, that aims to analyze the outcomes of 200 cases of ambulatory laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed by the same Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary team, evaluating the safety and cost-effectiveness of the method. METHODS: - Two hundred consecutive patients who underwent elective laparoscopic cholecystectomy were retrospectively analyzed; some of them underwent additional procedures, as liver biopsies and abdominal hernias repair...
April 2016: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27159291/all-inside-versus-inside-out-meniscal-repair-with-concurrent-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-a-meta-regression-analysis
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Robert W Westermann, Kyle R Duchman, Annunziato Amendola, Natalie Glass, Brian R Wolf
BACKGROUND: Meniscal tears are frequently repaired during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR). PURPOSE: To systematically evaluate differences in clinical failures between all-inside and inside-out meniscal repairs performed during ACLR. STUDY DESIGN: Meta-analysis; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: A systematic review was perfomed according to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) guidelines...
April 25, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26924417/flexosomes-for-transdermal-delivery-of-meloxicam-characterization-and-antiinflammatory-activity
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Abdullah H Alomrani, Mohamed M Badran
The study aims to investigate the impact of flexosomes (FLs) on transdermal delivery of meloxicam (MLX). FLs are composed of phospholipid, Tween 80, and ethanol which were prepared by film hydration method. The prepared FLs were characterized for particle size, zeta potential, and entrapment efficiency (EE). Ex vivo skin penetration studies were perfomed, and the best formulation was further evaluated using in vivo antiinflammatory activity test. FLs were in nano-size scale carring negative charge and observed high EE% and enhanced skin penetration of MLX compared to conventional liposomes (CLs)...
February 28, 2016: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26869022/mauritia-flexuosa-l-protects-against-deficits-in-memory-acquisition-and-oxidative-stress-in-rat-hippocampus-induced-by-methylmercury-exposure
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Luana K R Leão, Anderson M Herculano, Caio Maximino, Alódia Brasil Costa, Amauri Gouveia, Evander O Batista, Fernando F Rocha, Maria Elena Crespo-Lopez, Rosivaldo Borges, Karen Oliveira
OBJECTIVE: Methylmercury (MeHg) is the most toxic form of mercury that can affect humans through the food chain by bioaccumulation. Human organism is capable of triggering visual and cognitive disorders, neurodegeneration, as well as increased production of reactive species of O2 and depletion of natural anti-oxidant agents. In this context, Mauritia flexuosa L., a fruit rich in compounds with anti-oxidant properties, emerged as an important strategy to prevent the MeHg damages. So, this work has aimed to elucidate the protective effect of Mauritia flexuosa L...
February 11, 2016: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26777995/project-based-faculty-development-for-e-learning
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Rashmi Vyas, Minnie Faith, Dhayakani Selvakumar, Anna Pulimood, Mary Lee
BACKGROUND: The Christian Medical College, Vellore, in collaboration with Tufts University, Boston, conducted an advanced workshop in e-learning for medical faculty members in India. CONTEXT: E-learning can enhance educational reforms for today's computer-literate generation, and keep faculty members up to speed in a rapidly changing world. The purpose of this paper is to report on the design and evaluation of a project-based faculty member development programme focused on developing faculty members as educators and as peer trainers who can use e-learning for educational reforms...
December 2016: Clinical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26774882/beat-to-beat-electrocardiographic-analysis-of-ventricular-repolarization-variability-in-patients-after-myocardial-infarction
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Pedro D Arini, Esteban R Valverde
Several studies have shown that the beat-to-beat variability of ventricular repolarization, which can be computed by T-wave spectral variance (TSV) index, constitutes a marker of cardiac risk. Moreover, the fact that properties of action potential duration are altered during the healing (days, weeks) and healed (months) infarct stages, have been reported. However, no data exist regarding the influence of the time elapsed after myocardial infarction (MI) on modulation of the beat-to-beat ventricular repolarization variability...
March 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26708446/the-open-branch-technique-a-new-way-to-prevent-paraplegia-after-total-endovascular-repair-of-thoracoabdominal-aneurysm
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Nicola Mangialardi, Mario Lachat, Andrea Esposito, Gilberte Puippe, Matteo Orrico, Vittorio Alberti, Stefano Fazzini, Sonia Ronchey
INTRODUCTION: Staged endovascular treatment of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms (TAAA) has been proved to be an effective strategy to reduce the risk of spinal cord ischemia (SCI). Several techniques have been described: some imply the staged coverage of the aorta, other the temporarily perfusion of the sac through a branch left unstented or a dedicated branch that will be occluded later. The aim of those is to facilitate the expansion of the collateral network that perfuses the spinal cord...
March 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26617144/effect-of-carvedilol-on-secondary-damage-in-experimental-spinal-cord-injury-in-rats
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Yasar Karatas, Sahika Liva Cengiz, Hasan Esen, Aysun Toker, Cigdem Savas
AIM: Previous studies have shown that carvedilol has a neuroprotective effect in animal models of brain ischemia and brain oxidative damage in vitro. This study was perfomed to investigate the effect of carvedilol on the secondary damage in experimental spinal cord injury (SCI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four Wistar albino rats were divided into three groups. Group 1 underwent laminectomy alone. Group 2 underwent laminectomy followed by SCI and received carvedilol...
2015: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26557570/prevalence-of-co-existing-endometrial-carcinoma-in-patients-with-preoperative-diagnosis-of-endometrial-hyperplasia
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Pinar Kadirogullari, Cemal Resat Atalay, Ozhan Ozdemir, Mustafa Erkan Sari
INTRODUCTION: Endometrial hyperplasia has been associated with the presence of concomitant endometrial carcinoma. In this study, patients who were diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia and had hysterectomy, determination of the incidence of endometrial cancer accompanying postoperatively and clinical parameters associated with cancer are aimed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Endometrial biopsies were taken from patients for various reasons and among them 158 patients diagnosed with endometrial hyperplasia from pathologic examination results were retrospectively evaluated...
October 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26513061/association-of-patient-self-esteem-with-perceived-outcome-after-face-lift-surgery
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Andrew Jacono, Ryan P Chastant, Greg Dibelius
IMPORTANCE: It is well understood that optimal psychological health is imperative to success in aesthetic surgical procedures. Self-esteem is a very sensitive psychological factor that can influence patients' motivations for seeking surgery as well as their perceptions of outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To use the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) to correlate the outcome of rhytidectomy as perceived by the patient to further understand the association of self-esteem and the results of aesthetic facial rejuvenation...
January 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26358289/immunohistochemical-and-radiological-characterization-of-wound-healing-in-porcine-liver-after-radiofrequency-ablation
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Vanessa Stadlbauer, Ingrid Lang-Olip, Bettina Leber, Ursula Mayrhauser, Sonja Koestenbauer, Monika Tawdrous, Michael Moche, Michael Sereinigg, Daniel Seider, Florian Iberer, Iris Wiederstein-Grasser, Rupert Horst Portugaller, Philipp Stiegler
BACKGROUND: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a minimal invasive therapeutic option for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma or liver metastases. We investigated RFA-induced cellular changes in the liver of pigs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Healthy pigs (n=18) were sacrificed between day 0 and 3 months after RFA. The wound healing process was evaluated by computed tomography (CT), chromotrope anilinblue (CAB) staining of large-scale and standard tissue sections. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) for heat shock protein 70, Caspase-3, Ki67, Reelin, Vinculin, Vimentin and α-SMA was perfomed...
January 2016: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26222340/different-profile-of-efficacy-of-thiopurines-in-ulcerative-colitis-and-crohn-s-disease
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Antonio Rispo, Anna Testa, Giovanni Domenico De Palma, Sara Donetto, Maria Diaferia, Dario Musto, Olga Nardone, Francesco Maione, Nicola Caporaso, Fabiana Castiglione
BACKGROUND: Thiopurines are effective drugs in treating ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's disease (CD) even if studies that specifically investigate these drugs' profile of efficacy in UC compared with CD are scarce. Our aim was to compare the profile of efficacy of thiopurines in patients with UC and CD. METHODS: We perfomed a longitudinal observational study evaluating steroid-free clinical remission (CR) and mucosal healing (MH) in all patients with UC and CD who would complete 2 years of maintenance treatment with thiopurines...
November 2015: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26147975/nano-drugs-based-on-nano-sterically-stabilized-liposomes-for-the-treatment-of-inflammatory-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Keren Turjeman, Yaelle Bavli, Pablo Kizelsztein, Yaelle Schilt, Nahum Allon, Tamar Blumenfeld Katzir, Efrat Sasson, Uri Raviv, Haim Ovadia, Yechezkel Barenholz
The present study shows the advantages of liposome-based nano-drugs as a novel strategy of delivering active pharmaceutical ingredients for treatment of neurodegenerative diseases that involve neuroinflammation. We used the most common animal model for multiple sclerosis (MS), mice experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE). The main challenges to overcome are the drugs' unfavorable pharmacokinetics and biodistribution, which result in inadequate therapeutic efficacy and in drug toxicity (due to high and repeated dosage)...
2015: PloS One
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