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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545284/-expression-profiles-and-clinical-implication-of-plasma-chemokines-in-patients-with-stanford-type-a-aortic-dissection
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F D Fan, Z J Xu, Q Zhou, D J Wang
Objective: To explore the plasma chemokines expressions and related clinical implication in patients with Stanford type A aortic dissection (AD). Methods: We retrospectively analyzed the data of 65 patients with Stanford type A aortic dissection, hypertensive patients and 11 healthy subjects admitted in our department from October 2013 to December 2014, they were divided into four groups: NH-CON group (11 healthy subjects), H-AD group (29 AD patients with hypertension), NH-AD group (21 AD patients without hypertension), and H-CON group (14 hypertension patients)...
April 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545176/cement-mantle-thickness-at-the-bone-cement-interface-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-comparison-of-ps150-rp-and-lps-flex-knee-implants
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Dong Oh Ko, Song Lee, Kyung Tae Kim, Jae Il Lee, Jin Woo Kim, Seong Min Yi
Purpose: To analyze the thickness of cement mantle at the bone cement interface in knees with closed and open box designs in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Materials and Methods: Eighty cases of TKA were performed from October 2013 to March 2014. The average age of the patients was 68.4 years. All patients were women and they were divided into two groups: group I with a closed box implant (PS150 RP, n=40) and group II with an open box implant (LPS-Flex, n=40). We measured the cement mantle thickness at the bone cement interface from the distal femur and proximal tibia...
June 1, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544775/potentiation-of-spinal-glutamatergic-response-in-the-neuron-glia-interactions-underlies-the-intrathecal-il-1%C3%AE-induced-thermal-hyperalgesia-in-rats
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Chun-Sung Sung, Zhi-Hong Wen, Chien-Wei Feng, Chun-Hong Chen, Shi-Ying Huang, Nan-Fu Chen, Wu-Fu Chen, Chih-Shung Wong
AIMS: We previously demonstrated that intrathecal IL-1β upregulated phosphorylation of p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (P-p38 MAPK) and inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) in microglia and astrocytes in spinal cord, increased nitric oxide (NO) release into cerebrospinal fluid, and induced thermal hyperalgesia in rats. This study investigated the role of spinal glutamatergic response in intrathecal IL-1β-induced nociception in rats. METHODS: The pretreatment effects of MK-801 (5 μg), minocycline (20 μg), and SB203580 (5 μg) on intrathecal IL-1β (100 ng) in rats were measured by behavior, Western blotting, CSF analysis, and immunofluorescence studies...
May 19, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544362/cxcl10-and-il-6-markers-of-two-different-forms-of-intra-amniotic-inflammation-in-preterm-labor
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Roberto Romero, Piya Chaemsaithong, Noppadol Chaiyasit, Nikolina Docheva, Zhong Dong, Chong Jai Kim, Yeon Mee Kim, Jung-Sun Kim, Faisal Qureshi, Suzanne M Jacques, Bo Hyun Yoon, Tinnakorn Chaiworapongsa, Lami Yeo, Sonia S Hassan, Offer Erez, Steven J Korzeniewski
PROBLEM: To determine whether amniotic fluid (AF) CXCL10 concentration is associated with histologic chronic chorioamnionitis in patients with preterm labor (PTL) and preterm prelabor rupture of the membranes (PROM). METHOD OF STUDY: This study included 168 women who had an episode of PTL or preterm PROM. AF interleukin (IL)-6 and CXCL10 concentrations were determined by immunoassay. RESULTS: (i) Increased AF CXCL10 concentration was associated with chronic (OR: 4...
May 19, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543747/oxazolo-4-5-b-pyridine-based-piperazinamides-as-gsk-3%C3%AE-inhibitors-with-potential-for-attenuating-inflammation-and-suppression-of-pro-inflammatory-mediators
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Mushtaq A Tantray, Imran Khan, Hinna Hamid, Mohammad Sarwar Alam, Abhijeet Dhulap, Ajaz Ahmad Ganai
Recent studies reveal that glycogen synthase kinase-3β (GSK-3β) acts as a pro-inflammatory enzyme, and by inhibiting this kinase, inflammation can be controlled. In this regard, a series of 17 piperazine-linked oxazolo[4,5-b]pyridine-based derivatives was synthesized and evaluated for in vitro GSK-3β inhibitory and in vivo anti-inflammatory activity. The compounds 7d, 7e, 7g, and 7c displayed the best GSK-3β inhibitory activity among all the synthesized compounds, with corresponding IC50 values of 0.34, 0...
May 22, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543687/effect-of-a-single-intravenous-zoledronic-acid-administration-on-biomarkers-of-acute-kidney-injury-aki-in-patients-with-osteoporosis-a-pilot-study
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C Cipriani, J Pepe, C Clementelli, R Manai, L Colangelo, V Fassino, L Nieddu, S Minisola
AIMS: The pilot study was designed to evaluate the early effect of intravenous (iv) zoledronic acid (ZA) on renal function. METHODS: Five mg iv ZA was administered to 23 patients with osteoporosis (17 women and 6 men, mean age 73±7 SD years). Urinary NGAL, KIM-1, and MCP-1, plasma (p) MCP-1 and serum (s) IL-18, serum calcium (sCa), Creatinine clearance (CrCl), parathyroid hormone (PTH), plasma C-terminal FGF23 (pFGF23), serum (s) Klotho, calcium excretion (CaEx) and renal threshold phosphate concentration/GFR (TmPO4/GFR) were assessed at baseline, 24 hours (h) and day (d) 30 after administration...
May 25, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543436/prenatal-environmental-tobacco-smoke-exposure-increases-allergic-asthma-risk-with-methylation-changes-in-mice
#7
Sonja Christensen, Zeina Jaffar, Elizabeth Cole, Virginia Porter, Maria Ferrini, Britten Postma, Kent E Pinkerton, Mihi Yang, Yang Jee Kim, Luke Montrose, Kevan Roberts, Andrij Holian, Yoon Hee Cho
Allergic asthma remains an inadequately understood disease. In utero exposure to environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) has been identified as an environmental exposure that can increase an individual's asthma risk. To improve our understanding of asthma onset and development, we examined the effect of in utero ETS exposure on allergic disease susceptibility in an asthmatic phenotype using a house dust mite (HDM) allergen-induced murine model. Pregnant C57BL/6 mice were exposed to either filtered air or ETS during gestation, and their offspring were further exposed to HDM at 6-7 weeks old to induce allergic inflammation...
May 25, 2017: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543283/targeting-pp2a-and-proteasome-activity-ameliorates-features-of-allergic-airway-disease-in-mice
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Prema M Nair, Malcolm R Starkey, Tatt Jhong Haw, Gang Liu, Jay C Horvat, Jonathan C Morris, Nikki M Verrills, Andrew R Clark, Alaina J Ammit, Philip M Hansbro
BACKGROUND: Asthma is an allergic airway disease (AAD) caused by aberrant immune responses to allergens. Protein phosphatase-2A (PP2A) is an abundant serine/threonine phosphatase with anti-inflammatory activity. The ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) controls many cellular processes, including the initiation of inflammatory responses by protein degradation. We assessed if enhancing PP2A activity with Fingolimod (FTY720) or 2-amino-4-(4-(heptyloxy) phenyl)-2-methylbutan-1-ol (AAL(S) ), or inhibiting proteasome activity with Bortezomib (BORT) could suppress experimental AAD...
May 24, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542882/butyrate-and-retinoic-acid-synergistically-imprint-mucosal-like-dendritic-cell-development-from-bone-marrow-cells
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Yetao Qiang, Jie Xu, Cheng Yan, Huimin Jin, Tengfei Xiao, Nannan Yan, Liping Zhou, Huazhang An, Xiaoming Zhou, Qixiang Shao, Sheng Xia
Accumulating data show that the phenotypes and functions of distinctive mucosal dendritic cells (DCs) in the gut are regulated by retinoic acid (RA). Unfortunately, the exact role of butyrate in RA mediated mucosal DC differentiation has not been thoroughly elucidated to date. Mucosal like dendritic cell differentiation was completed in vitro by culturing bone marrow cells with growth factors (GM-CSF/IL-4), RA and/or butyrate. The phenotypes, cytokine secretion, immune functions and levels of retinal dehydrogenase of different DCs were detected using qPCR, ELISA and flow cytometry, respectively...
May 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542874/comparison-of-ixekizumab-with-ustekinumab-in-moderate-to-severe-psoriasis-24-week-results-from-ixora-s-a-phase-3-study
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K Reich, A Pinter, J P Lacour, C Ferrandiz, G Micali, L E French, M Lomaga, Y Dutronc, C Henneges, S Wilhelm, S Hartz, C Paul
BACKGROUND: The interleukin (IL)-23/IL-17 axis has been shown critical in the pathogenesis of psoriasis. OBJECTIVES: To present the primary endpoint (Week 12) and safety/efficacy data up to Week 24 from a head-to-head trial (IXORA-S) of the IL-17A inhibitor, ixekizumab (IXE), vs. the IL-12/23 inhibitor ustekinumab (UST). METHODS: Randomised patients received IXE (160-mg starting dose, then 80 mg every two weeks for 12 weeks, then 80 mg every four weeks, N=136) or UST (45 mg/90 mg weight-based dosing per label, N=166)...
May 19, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542796/interleukin-2-as-an-adjunct-to-antiretroviral-therapy-for-hiv-positive-adults
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Jennifer Onwumeh, Charles I Okwundu, Tamara Kredo
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) continues to be a leading cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. Although antiretroviral drugs have helped to improve the quality of life and life expectancy of HIV-positive individuals, there is still a need to explore other interventions that will help to further reduce the disease burden. One potential strategy is the use of interleukin-2 (IL-2) in combination with antiretroviral therapy (ART). IL-2 is a cytokine that regulates the proliferation and differentiation of lymphocytes and may help to boost the immune system...
May 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542626/the-relationship-between-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-and-pain-appetite-and-fatigue-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer
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Ørnulf Paulsen, Barry Laird, Nina Aass, Tor Lea, Peter Fayers, Stein Kaasa, Pål Klepstad
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammation is associated with reduced quality of life and increased symptoms in patients with advanced cancer. The aims of this study were to examine the relationships between inflammatory biomarkers and the Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) of pain, appetite and fatigue; and to explore whether levels of baseline biomarkers were associated with changes in these PROMs following treatment with corticosteroids. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An exploratory analysis was done on a trial examining the analgesic properties of corticosteroids in patients with advanced cancer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542440/plasma-kallistatin-in-critically-ill-patients-with-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock
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Wei-Chieh Lin, Chang-Wen Chen, Lee Chao, Julie Chao, Yee-Shin Lin
Kallistatin, an endogenous serine proteinase inhibitor, is protective against sepsis in animal models. The aim of this study was to determine the plasma concentration of kallistatin in intensive care unit (ICU) patients with severe sepsis and septic shock and to determine their potential correlation with disease severity and outcomes. We enrolled 86 ICU patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Their plasma concentrations of kallistatin, kallikrein, tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and IL-8 were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542419/in-vivo-oxidized-albumin-a-pro-inflammatory-agent-in-hypoalbuminemia
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Faiga Magzal, Shifra Sela, Andrea Szuchman-Sapir, Snait Tamir, Regina Michelis, Batya Kristal
Hypoalbuminemia of Hemodialysis (HD) patients is an independent cardiovascular risk factor, however, there is no mechanistic explanation between hypoalbuminemia and vascular injury. In the event of oxidative stress and inflammation to which HD patients are exposed, albumin is oxidized and undetected by common laboratory methods, rendering an apparent hypoalbuminemia. We wanted to show that these circulating modified oxidized albumin molecules cause direct vascular damage, mediating inflammation. Once these in-vivo albumin modifications were reduced in- vitro, the apparent hypoalbuminemia concomitantly with its inflammatory effects, were eliminated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541089/decreased-frequency-of-peripheral-blood-cd8-cd25-foxp3-regulatory-t-cells-correlates-with-il-33-levels-in-pre-eclampsia
#15
Jianxiu Yu, Lei Qian, Fenghui Wu, Ming Li, Wei Chen, Hongyou Wang
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the role of CD8(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+)regulatory T (Treg) cells in pre-eclampsia (PE). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 46 patients with PE and 24 normotensive women within the third trimester of gestation. We analyzed the percentages of CD8(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+)Treg cells in peripheral blood using flow cytometry and the serum levels of interleukin (IL)-6, IL-17A, IL-10, TGF-β1, IL-1β, and IL-33 by Luminex 200. RESULTS: We found that patients with PE had lower percentages of CD8(+)CD25(+)Foxp3(+)Treg cells than normotensive pregnant women...
May 25, 2017: Hypertension in Pregnancy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540994/clinical-efficacy-and-safety-of-naftopidil-treatment-for-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-and-hypertension-a-prospective-open-label-study
#16
Mun Su Chung, Byung Il Yoon, Seung Hwan Lee
PURPOSE: To investigate the efficacy and safety of naftopidil for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) patients, mainly focusing on changes in blood pressure (BP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Of a total of 118 patients, 90 normotensive (NT) and 28 hypertensive (HT) patients were randomly assigned to be treated with naftopidil 50 mg or 75 mg for 12 weeks, once-daily. Safety and efficacy were assessed by analyzing changes from baseline in systolic/diastolic BP and total International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) at 4 and 12 weeks...
July 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540823/the-effects-of-hyperthermia-on-the-immunomodulatory-properties-of-human-umbilical-cord-vein-mesenchymal-stem-cells-mscs
#17
Shilan Hesami, Mehdi Mohammadi, Mohamad Ali Rezaee, Ali Jalili, Mohammad Reza Rahmani
PURPOSE: Hyperthermia can modulate inflammation and the immune response. Based on the recruitment of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to inflamed tissues and the immunomodulatory properties of these cells, the aim of this study was to examine the effects of hyperthermia on the immunomodulatory properties of MSCs in a mixed lymphocyte reaction (MLR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Passages 4-6 of human umbilical cord vein mesenchymal stem cells were co-cultured in a two-way MLR...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540795/radiofrequency-ablation-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-depicting-early-sign-of-regrowth-by-calculating-vital-volume
#18
Jung Suk Sim, Jung Hwan Baek, Joongyub Lee, Woojin Cho, Sung Il Jung
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated long-term follow-up results of radiofrequency ablation of benign thyroid nodules to analyse the role of marginal vital tissue on nodule regrowth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 54 patients who underwent radiofrequency ablation between June 2008 and November 2013 with pressure symptoms, and/or cosmetic problems. All patients were followed up at least 12 months on three occasions. To evaluate an early sign of regrowth, three types of nodule volumes (total volume, ablated volume and vital volume) were measured and calculated using ultrasonography...
April 10, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540169/establishment-of-a-new-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-model
#19
Fangfang Li, Luyang Miao, Hua Sun, Yuyang Zhang, Xiuqi Bao, Dan Zhang
To establish an animal model of acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) that would replicate the pathological process of ACLF in humans, rats were administered porcine serum (PS) for 11 weeks. Liver fibrosis was determined by pathological and biochemical assessments. The animals then were injected with d-galactosamine (d-gal) and lipopolysaccharide (LPS). The survival times of animals with cirrhosis and ACLF were determined over 48 h. Other animals were killed at 0, 4, 8 and 12 h after administration of d-gal/LPS...
May 2017: Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540102/awareness-and-knowledge-of-undergraduate-dental-students-about-sterilization-disinfection-methods-of-extracted-human-teeth
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S C Deogade, S S Mantri, S Saxena, K Sumathi
BACKGROUND: Dental undergraduate students work on extracted human teeth in preclinical practical's to learn technical skills before entering the clinics and delivering dental care to the patients. AIM: The aim of the present investigation was to assess the awareness and knowledge toward sterilization/disinfection methods of extracted human teeth in a selected group of Indian dental students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, the participants consisted of 2(nd)-, 3(rd)-, 4(th)-, and 5(th)-year dental students...
November 2016: Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research
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