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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531997/sustained-release-of-growth-hormone-and-sodium-nitrite-from-biomimetic-collagen-coating-immobilized-on-silicone-tubes-improves-endothelialization
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Nasim Salehi-Nik, Zahra Malaie-Balasi, Ghassem Amoabediny, Seyedeh Parnian Banikarimi, Behrouz Zandieh-Doulabi, Jenneke Klein-Nulend
Biocompatibility of biomedical devices can be improved by endothelialization of blood-contacting parts mimicking the vascular endothelium's function. Improved endothelialization might be obtained by using biomimetic coatings that allow local sustained release of biologically active molecules, e.g. anti-thrombotic and growth-inducing agents, from nanoliposomes. We aimed to test whether incorporation of growth-inducing nanoliposomal growth hormone (nGH) and anti-thrombotic nanoliposomal sodium nitrite (nNitrite) into collagen coating of silicone tubes enhances endothelialization by stimulating endothelial cell proliferation and inhibiting platelet adhesion...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531959/occurrence-and-removal-of-pharmaceuticals-hormones-personal-care-products-and-endocrine-disrupters-in-a-full-scale-water-reclamation-plant
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Ngoc Han Tran, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin
This study provided the first comprehensive data on the occurrence and removal of twenty-five target emerging contaminants (ECs) in a full-scale water reclamation plant (WRP) in the Southeast Asian region. Nineteen out of the twenty-five ECs were ubiquitously detected in raw influent samples. Concentrations of the detected ECs in raw influent samples ranged substantially from 44.3 to 124,966ng/L, depending upon the compound and sampling date. The elimination of ECs in full-scale conventional activated sludge (CAS) and membrane bioreactor (MBR) systems at a local WRP was evaluated and compared...
May 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531784/gut-microbiota-mediated-benefits-of-barley-kernel-products-on-metabolism-gut-hormones-and-inflammatory-markers-as-affected-by-co-ingestion-of-commercially-available-probiotics-a-randomized-controlled-study-in-healthy-subjects
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Anne Nilsson, Elin Johansson-Boll, Jonna Sandberg, Inger Björck
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Barley kernel based products have been shown to induce benefits on blood glucose regulation, cardio-metabolic risk markers and appetite regulating hormones in a time perspective of 11-16 h after intake. The mechanisms have been assigned to gut fermentation of indigestible carbohydrates. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate if the modulatory effects of barley on markers of metabolic- and appetite regulation are affected by a dietary background including a mixture of commercially available probiotics...
October 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531659/risk-assessment-of-the-endocrine-disrupting-effects-of-nine-chiral-pesticides
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Qin Song, Yi Zhang, Lu Yan, Jinghua Wang, Chensheng Lu, Quan Zhang, Meirong Zhao
The increased release of chiral pesticides into the environment has generated interest in the role of enantioselectivity in the environmental fate and ecotoxicological effects of these compounds. However, the information on the endocrine disrupting effects (EDEs) of chiral pesticides is still limited and discrepancies are also usually observed among different assays. In this study, we investigated the enantioselectivity of EDEs via estrogen and thyroid hormone receptors for nine chiral pesticides using in vitro and in silico approaches...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531375/mouse-minipuberty-coincides-with-gonocyte-transformation-into-spermatogonial-stem-cells-a-model-for-human-minipuberty
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Ruili Li, Amanda Vannitamby, Sarah S K Yue, David Handelsman, John Hutson
As the transient postnatal hormone surge in humans, known as 'minipuberty', occurs simultaneously with key steps in germ-cell development, we investigated whether similar changes occur in the hypothalamic-pituitary-testicular axis of neonatal mice at a time that would coincide with gonocyte transformation into spermatogonial stem cells (SSC). Serum and testes were collected from C57Bl/6 mice at embryonic Day 17 (E17), birth (postnatal Day 0; P0) and daily until P10. Serum FSH and testosterone levels in both serum and testes were analysed and gene expression of FSH receptor (Fshr), luteinising hormone receptor (Lhr), anti-Müllerian hormone (Amh), octamer-binding transcription factor 4 (Oct-4), membrane type 1 metalloprotease (Mt1-mmp), proto-oncogene C-kit and promyelocytic leukaemia zinc finger (Plzf ) was quantified by real-time polymerase chain reaction...
May 23, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531357/prostate-specific-antigen-decline-pattern-in-advanced-prostate-cancer-receiving-androgen-deprivation-therapy-and-relationship-with-prostate-specific-antigen-progression
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Erdem Akbay, Murat Bozlu, Selahittin Çayan, Pelin Özcan Kara, Mesut Tek, Cuma Aytekin
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study is to evaluate prostate-specific antigen decline pattern including prostate-specific antigen kinetics following androgen deprivation therapy on prostate-specific antigen progression in the patients with advanced prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-seven advanced prostate cancer patients receiving maximum androgen deprivation therapy were enrolled in case-control study. Baseline prostate-specific antigen, Gleason Score, bone metastase, nadir prostate-specific antigen, time to nadir prostate-specific antigen, declining slope to nadir prostate-specific antigen, estimated baseline prostate-specific antigen half-time, current prostate-specific antigen, post-nadir prostate-specific antigen time, estimated prostate-specific antigen, estimated decline of baseline prostate-specific antigen as quantitative, and ratio were recorded and calculated...
May 20, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531316/a-comprehensive-method-to-quantify-adaptations-by-male-and-female-mice-with-hot-flashes-induced-by-the-neurokinin-b-receptor-agonist-senktide
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Ashley A Krull, Sarah A Larsen, Donald K Clifton, Genevieve Neal-Perry, Robert A Steiner
Vasomotor symptoms (VMS, or hot flashes) plague millions of reproductive age men and women who have natural or iatrogenic loss of sex steroid production. Many affected individuals are left without treatment options because of contraindications to hormone replacement therapy and the lack of equally effective non-hormonal alternatives. Moreover, development of safer, more effective therapies has been stymied by the lack of an animal model that recapitulates the hot flash phenomenon and enables direct testing of hypotheses regarding the pathophysiology underlying hot flashes...
May 22, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531286/is-foetal-hyperexposure-to-androgens-a-cause-of-pcos
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Panagiota Filippou, Roy Homburg
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrinopathy affecting reproductive-aged women. The pathophysiology of this syndrome is still not completely understood but recent evidence suggests that the intra-uterine environment may be a key factor in the pathogenesis of PCOS, in particular, hyperexposure of the foetus to androgens. High concentrations of maternal serum testosterone during pregnancy have been shown to influence behaviour during childhood, the prevalence of autism disorders and anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) concentrations in adolescence...
May 20, 2017: Human Reproduction Update
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531146/current-and-potential-developments-of-cortisol-aptasensing-towards-point-of-care-diagnostics-potc
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REVIEW
Azrul Syafiq Zainol Abidin, Ruslinda A Rahim, Mohd Khairuddin Md Arshad, Mohd Faudzi Fatin Nabilah, Chun Hong Voon, Thean-Hock Tang, Marimuthu Citartan
Anxiety is a psychological problem that often emerges during the normal course of human life. The detection of anxiety often involves a physical exam and a self-reporting questionnaire. However, these approaches have limitations, as the data might lack reliability and consistency upon application to the same population over time. Furthermore, there might be varying understanding and interpretations of the particular question by the participant, which necessitating the approach of using biomarker-based measurement for stress diagnosis...
May 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530853/designing-clinical-trials-that-accept-new-arms-an-example-in-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Steffen Ventz, Brian M Alexander, Giovanni Parmigiani, Richard D Gelber, Lorenzo Trippa
Purpose The majority of randomized oncology trials are two-arm studies that test the efficacy of new therapies against a standard of care, thereby assigning a large proportion of patients to nonexperimental therapies. In contrast, multiarm studies efficiently share a common control arm while evaluating multiple experimental therapies. A major bottleneck for traditional multiarm trials is the requirement that all therapies-often drugs from different companies-have to be available at the same time when the trial starts...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530666/parasitic-plants-injecting-hormone-into-host
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Lei Lei
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 22, 2017: Nature Plants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530498/negative-consequences-of-low-energy-availability-in-natural-male-bodybuilding-a-review
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Petter Fagerberg
Energy availability (EA) is a scientific concept describing how much energy is available for basic metabolic functions such as reproduction, immunity and skeletal homeostasis. Carefully controlled studies on women have shown pathological effects of EA<30kcal/kg fat free mass (FFM) and this state has been labeled low EA (LEA). Bodybuilding is a sport in which athletes compete to show muscular definition, symmetry and low body fat. The process of contest preparation in bodybuilding includes months of underfeeding, thus increasing the risk of LEA and its negative health consequences...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530481/hormone-replacement-therapy-in-pre-menopausal-women-undergoing-bilateral-salpingo-oophorectomy-for-benign-disease-a-review-of-practice
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Alison Richardson, Emily West, Mike Cust
Introduction The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline on the diagnosis and management of the menopause states that women who are likely to go through the menopause as a result of surgical treatment should be offered information about the menopause and the importance of starting hormonal replacement therapy before they have their treatment. Objectives To determine compliance with NICE guidelines at the Royal Derby Hospital. Study design We undertook a retrospective review of all pre-menopausal women undergoing bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for benign pathology between 1 January 2016 and 30 June 2016...
January 1, 2017: Post Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530342/-behavioral-physiological-and-morphological-characteristics-associated-with-post-traumatic-response-to-continuous-exposure-versus-alternate-exposure-in-an-animal-model-of-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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Ishay Ostfeld, Zeev Kaplan, Hagit Cohen
AIMS: The aim of this study was to approximate these conditions in an animal model of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). More specifically, the neurobiological basis of these conditions, focusing on stress-related behavioral changes, HPA-axis and morphological were evaluated. The intention was to employ this well-validated, reproducible and reliable model for PTSD, to elicit data which will provide some guidance in the planning of a prospective study involving military personal. BACKGROUND: Combat personnel are exposed to significant stress and hardship, both physical and emotional, during their service and especially during active combat...
December 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530340/-can-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-be-prevented-with-glucocorticoids
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REVIEW
Hagit Cohen, Zeev Kaplan, Joseph Zohar
Glucocorticoids (GCs) play a major role in orchestrating the complex physiological and behavioral reactions essential for the maintenance of homeostasis. These compounds enable the organism to prepare for, respond to and cope with the acute demands of physical and emotional stressors. The appropriate GC release, commensurate with stressor severity, enables the body to properly contain stress responses so as to promote recovery by rapidly restoring homeostasis. Indeed, inadequate GC release following stress not only delays recovery by disrupting biological homeostasis in the short run but can also interfere with the processing or interpretation of stressful information that results in long-term disruptions in memory integration...
December 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530316/-radiosurgery-for-pituitary-adenomas
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REVIEW
Or Cohen-Inbar
Pituitary adenomas represent one of the most common types of intracranial tumors, accounting for 10-20% of intracranial tumors. While their macroscopic appearance and anatomical location are relatively homogeneous, pituitary tumors differ widely, generating a variety of neurological and endocrine clinical sequelae. Treatment options include hormone suppressive medical therapy, microscopic or endoscopic neurosurgical resection, radiosurgery, radiation therapy, or observation depending on the biochemical profile and the clinical status of the patient...
January 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530065/-the-relationship-between-overweight-obesity-and-knee-osteoarthritis
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REVIEW
Tal Frenkel Rutenberg, Michael Drexler
The prevalence of overweight and obesity in the western world is growing, and with it there is a growing number of patients with osteoarthritis, a condition that leads to pain and disability. The association between body weight and osteoarthritis is mediated by both mechanical and humeral factors such as growth factors, hormones and mediators of the immune system. This review will present the mechanisms which lead to osteoarthritis, and will discuss available treatments which are suitable for the overweight and obese population, along with promising emerging new treatments...
November 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530051/-bullous-pemphigoid-resistant-to-corticosteroids
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Mohammad Sah, Dganit Rozenman, Eran Cohen, Michael Ziv
Bullous pemphigoid is the most common autoimmune bullous disease, treated with low dosage local or systemic corticosteroids. This is a case report of a 65 years-old female patient with a month long history of a bullous disease before admission to the dermatology department with a generalized bullous rash. Clinical examination and histopathology revealed bullous pemphigoid. She was treated according to the established protocol with systemic corticosteroids. The amount of prednisone was raised to 100mg per day for 8 weeks without any noticeable improvement, instead there was a worsening of her symptoms...
October 2016: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530033/concomitant-contraceptive-implant-and-efavirenz-use-in-women-living-with-hiv-perspectives-on-current-evidence-and-policy-implications-for-family-planning-and-hiv-treatment-guidelines
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REVIEW
Rena C Patel, Chelsea Morroni, Kimberly K Scarsi, Tabitha Sripipatana, James Kiarie, Craig R Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Preventing unintended pregnancies is important among all women, including those living with HIV. Increasing numbers of women, including HIV-positive women, choose progestin-containing subdermal implants, which are one of the most effective forms of contraception. However, drug-drug interactions between contraceptive hormones and efavirenz-based antiretroviral therapy (ART) may reduce implant effectiveness. We present four inter-related perspectives on this issue. DISCUSSION: First, as a case study, we discuss how limited data prompted country-level guidance against the use of implants among women concomitantly using efavirenz in South Africa and its subsequent negative effects on the use of implants in general...
May 11, 2017: Journal of the International AIDS Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530018/performance-of-low-dose-cosyntropin-stimulation-test-handled-via-plastic-tube
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Leonard Saiegh, Asala Abu-Ahmad, Mohammad Sheikh-Ahmad, Maria Reut, Limor Chen-Konak, Nizar Jiries, Carmela Shechner
PURPOSE: Studies on 1 μg low-dose test showed that among 1 μg cosyntropin samples pushed through long IV plastic tubing, some adrenocorticotropic hormone dosage was not recovered, and in healthy volunteers it provided subnormal cortisol responses. The aim of the current study is to assess whether there is any loss in adrenocorticotropic hormone 1-24 concentration when pushed through a short plastic tube, and to assess serum and salivary cortisol responses in low-dose test among healthy volunteers, using a similar short plastic tube vs...
May 22, 2017: Endocrine
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