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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786813/prediction-of-mortality-in-pediatric-traumatic-brain-injury-implementations-from-a-tertiary-pediatric-intensive-care-facility
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Ebru Atike Ongun, Oğuz Dursun
BACKGROUND: To explore the mortality risk factors of traumatic brain injury in pediatric intensive care unit admissions. METHODS: Eighty-eight children (categorized using the Glasgow Coma Scale) between September 2014 and December 2016 were analyzed. Emergency department and intensive care course, treatment strategies, axonal injury, intubation and tracheostomy rates, length of intensive care and hospitalization, Rotterdam-CT scores, injury severity scores, and PRISM-III scores were recorded...
May 2018: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786773/survival-analysis-according-to-period-and-analysis-of-the-factors-influencing-changes-in-survival-in-patients-with-recurrent-breast-cancer-a-large-scale-single-center-study
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Sae Byul Lee, Guiyun Sohn, Jisun Kim, Il Yong Chung, Jong Won Lee, Hee Jeong Kim, Beom Seok Ko, Byung Ho Son, Sei-Hyun Ahn
BACKGROUND: We performed this study to analyze changing survival patterns regarding recurrent breast cancer in Korea during the last 16 years (1993-2008). We also sought to determine factors possibly influencing outcomes and changes over time in the duration of survival after recurrence. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 9671 patients with breast cancer treated between January 1993 and December 2008, comparing the periods 1993-2002 and 2003-2008.We retrospectively reviewed the collected database including the age at diagnosis, clinical manifestations, pathology report, surgical methods, types of adjuvant treatment modalities, type of recurrence, and follow-up period...
May 21, 2018: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786508/-use-of-the-evalobs-%C3%A2-adherence-scale-in-an-unselected-french-population-of-treated-subjects-with-antihypertensive-hypolipemiants-or-oral-antidiabetics-medications-the-flahs-2017-adherence-survey
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X Girerd, O Hanon, B Vaïsse
OBJECTIVE: A Visual Analog Scale (VAS) is useful for diagnosing medication nonadherence and its validity has been evaluated using electronic pillbox as the gold standard. We have developed the EvaLobs® scale for use on paper or on smartphone and the aim of the study was to administrate the scale among FLAHS 2017 participants treated for an hypertension, a dyslipidemia or diabetes. In subjects treated with antihypertensive medications, participants completed the 6-item Girerd Scale and EvaLobs® ...
May 18, 2018: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785581/anti-jc-virus-antibody-sera-positivity-and-index-value-among-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-may-be-correlated-with-age-sex-and-area-of-residence
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Sogol Koolaji, Narges Sistany Allahabadi, Arash Ahmadi, Sharareh Eskandarieh, Abdorreza Naser Moghadasi, Amir Reza Azimi, Mohammad Ali Sahraian
Anti-JC virus (JCV) antibody index is the predictive factor of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients treating with natalizumab. The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of anti-JCV antibody positivity and index among Iranian patients who are the candidate for natalizumab and its correlation with their demographic data and previous therapies. A cross-sectional design was assessed for receiving anti-JCV antibody test results between January 2014 and December 2016...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785473/changes-in-melatonin-cortisol-and-body-temperature-and-the-relationship-between-endogenous-melatonin-levels-and-analgesia-consumption-in-patients-undergoing-bariatric-surgery
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Neslihan Altunkaya, Mehmet Ali Erdogan, Ulku Ozgul, Mukadder Sanli, Muharrem Ucar, Onural Ozhan, Fatih Sumer, Selim Erdogan, Cemil Colak, Mahmut Durmus
BACKGROUND: Melatonin has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, sedative, and anxiolytic properties. However, the relationship between endogenous melatonin levels and postoperative analgesic requirements has not been well elucidated in patients undergoing bariatric surgery. We studied endogenous melatonin levels, cortisol levels, body temperatures, and the relationship between the level of endogenous melatonin and postoperative morphine consumption. METHODS: The trial was conducted among 30 patients who were scheduled for laparoscopic bariatric surgery...
May 21, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785261/aggressive-fibromatosis-response-to-tamoxifen-lack-of-correlation-between-mri-and-symptomatic-response
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M Libertini, I Mitra, W T A van der Graaf, A B Miah, I Judson, R L Jones, K Thomas, E Moskovic, Z Szucs, C Benson, C Messiou
Background: One of the commonly used systemic agents for the treatment of aggressive fibromatosis is the anti-oestrogen drug tamoxifen. However, data on efficacy and optimum methods of response assessment are limited, consisting mainly of small case series and reports. Methods: A retrospective database was used to identify consecutive patients diagnosed with aggressive fibromatosis (AF) and treated with tamoxifen plus/minus non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs at our tertiary referral centre between 2007 and 2014...
2018: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784618/ovarian-reserve-and-response-to-stimulation-in-women-undergoing-fertility-preservation-according-to-malignancy-type
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Tiphaine Lefebvre, Sophie Mirallié, Florence Leperlier, Arnaud Reignier, Paul Barrière, Thomas Fréour
RESEARCH QUESTION: Does ovarian reserve and ovarian response to ovarian stimulation in women with cancer undergoing oocyte vitrification for fertility preservation vary according to the type of malignancy? DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study including 105 women aged between 18 and 40 years, who were referred for fertility preservation (oocyte vitrification) between 2013 and 2016. The women were divided into three groups: breast cancer, lymphoma or other cancer. All of them had been recently diagnosed with cancer, with gonadotoxic treatment scheduled, and had oocyte vitrification after ovarian stimulation with antagonist protocol...
May 2, 2018: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784590/prognostic-factors-and-predictive-model-for-in-hospital-mortality-following-hip-fractures-in-the-elderly
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J Sanz-Reig, J Salvador Marín, J Ferrández Martínez, D Orozco Beltrán, J F Martínez López, J A Quesada Rico
PURPOSE: The incidence of hip fractures is increasing within the aging population. Our objective was to identify and quantify the risk factors and develop a predictive model for the in-hospital mortality among hip fracture patients older than 65 years. METHODS: This is a prospective study conducted on 331 hip fracture patients older than 65 years admitted to our hospital from 2011 to 2014. Patients' demographics, prehospitalization residential status, prefracture comorbidity data, anti-aggregant and anticoagulant medication, preoperative hemoglobin value, type of fractures, type of treatments, time to surgery, and complications were recorded...
April 25, 2018: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784463/anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-profiling-in-prepubertal-horses-and-its-relationship-with-gonadal-function
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Dragos Scarlet, Manuela Wulf, Juliane Kuhl, Martin Köhne, Natascha Ille, Alan J Conley, Christine Aurich
Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) has gained increasing interest as a biomarker for assessment of gonadal activity. The ability to predict the ovarian follicular reserve of prepubertal female horses (fillies) or to identify stallions with testicular pathologies already during their prepubertal life has not been analyzed so far. Both would help to select fertile horses and reduce costs associated with keeping animals. The objectives of the present study were to (1) assess AMH, LH, FSH, progesterone (females) and testosterone (males) dynamics in prepubertal horses from birth onwards and (2) determine whether AMH concentrations detected in plasma of prepubertal female and male horses are correlated with postpubertal gonadal development...
May 15, 2018: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784049/identification-and-therapeutic-modulation-of-a-pro-inflammatory-subset-of-disease-associated-microglia-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#10
Srikant Rangaraju, Eric B Dammer, Syed Ali Raza, Priyadharshini Rathakrishnan, Hailian Xiao, Tianwen Gao, Duc M Duong, Michael W Pennington, James J Lah, Nicholas T Seyfried, Allan I Levey
BACKGROUND: Disease-associated-microglia (DAM) represent transcriptionally-distinct and neurodegeneration-specific microglial profiles with unclear significance in Alzheimer's disease (AD). An understanding of heterogeneity within DAM and their key regulators may guide pre-clinical experimentation and drug discovery. METHODS: Weighted co-expression network analysis (WGCNA) was applied to existing microglial transcriptomic datasets from neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative disease mouse models to identify modules of highly co-expressed genes...
May 21, 2018: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783967/characterization-of-a-novel-thermostable-and-xylose-tolerant-gh-39-%C3%AE-xylosidase-from-dictyoglomus-thermophilum
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Qi Li, Tao Wu, Zhipeng Qi, Linguo Zhao, Jianjun Pei, Feng Tang
BACKGROUND: β-D-xylosidase is a vital exoglycosidase with the ability to hydrolyze xylooligosaccharides to xylose and to biotransform some saponins by cleaving outer β-xylose. β-D-xylosidase is widely used as one of the xylanolytic enzymes in a diverse range of applications, such as fuel, food and the pharmaceutical industry; therefore, more and more studies have focused on the thermostable and xylose-tolerant β-D-xylosidases. RESULTS: A thermostable β-xylosidase gene (xln-DT) of 1509 bp was cloned from Dictyoglomus thermophilum and expressed in E...
May 21, 2018: BMC Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783751/targeting-protein-quality-control-mechanisms-by-natural-products-to-promote-healthy-ageing
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Sophia Wedel, Maria Manola, Maria Cavinato, Ioannis P Trougakos, Pidder Jansen-Dürr
Organismal ageing is associated with increased chance of morbidity or mortality and it is driven by diverse molecular pathways that are affected by both environmental and genetic factors. The progression of ageing correlates with the gradual accumulation of stressors and damaged biomolecules due to the time-dependent decline of stress resistance and functional capacity, which eventually compromise cellular homeodynamics. As protein machines carry out the majority of cellular functions, proteome quality control is critical for cellular functionality and is carried out through the curating activity of the proteostasis network (PN)...
May 19, 2018: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783708/following-acute-encephalitis-semliki-forest-virus-is-undetectable-in-the-brain-by-infectivity-assays-but-functional-virus-rna-capable-of-generating-infectious-virus-persists-for-life
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Rennos Fragkoudis, Catherine M Dixon-Ballany, Adrian K Zagrajek, Lukasz Kedzierski, John K Fazakerley
Alphaviruses are mosquito-transmitted RNA viruses which generally cause acute disease including mild febrile illness, rash, arthralgia, myalgia and more severely, encephalitis. In the mouse, peripheral infection with Semliki Forest virus (SFV) results in encephalitis. With non-virulent strains, infectious virus is detectable in the brain, by standard infectivity assays, for around ten days. As we have shown previously, in severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mice, infectious virus is detectable for months in the brain...
May 18, 2018: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783656/aging-resistant-functionalized-ldh%C3%A2-sas-nitrile-butadiene-rubber-composites-preparation-and-study-of-aging-kinetics-anti-aging-mechanism
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Tianxiang Li, Zhengren Shi, Xianru He, Ping Jiang, Xiaobin Lu, Rui Zhang, Xin Wang
With the aim of improving the anti-aging properties of nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR), a functional organic filler, namely LDH⁻SAS, prepared by intercalating 4-amino-benzenesulfonic acid monosodium salt (SAS) into layered double hydroxides (LDHs) through anion exchange, was added to nitrile-butadiene rubber (NBR), giving the NBR/LDH⁻SAS composites. Successful preparation of LDH⁻SAS was confirmed by XRD, TGA and FTIR. LDH⁻SAS was well dispersed in the NBR matrix, owing to its strong interaction with the nitrile group of NBR...
May 18, 2018: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783061/enhanced-extinction-of-aversive-memories-in-mice-lacking-sparc-related-protein-containing-immunoglobulin-domains-1-spig1-fstl4
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Ryoko Suzuki, Akihiro Fujikawa, Yukio Komatsu, Kazuya Kuboyama, Naomi Tanga, Masaharu Noda
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays an important role in synaptic plasticity related to learning and memory. We previously reported that SPARC-related protein-containing immunoglobulin domains 1 (SPIG1, also known as Follistatin-like protein 4, FSTL4) binds to pro-BDNF and negatively regulates BDNF maturation; however, its neurological functions, particularly in learning and memory, have not yet been elucidated. We herein examined the electrophysiological and behavioral phenotypes of Spig1-knockout (Spig1-KO) mice...
May 18, 2018: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782986/antiglycation-study-of-hmg-r-inhibitors-and-tocotrienol-against-glycated-bsa-and-ldl-a-comparative-study
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Rabia Nabi, Sahir Sultan Alvi, Rizwan Khan, Shafeeque Ahmad, Saheem Ahmad, M Salman Khan
Non-enzymatic glycation mediated advanced glycation end products (AGEs) generation results in the pathogenesis of diabetic complications and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) which is greatly influenced by 3-hydroxy-3-methyl-glutaryl Co-A reductase (HMG-R) activity. HMG-R inhibitors, statins, are well known for reducing mortality and morbidity of ASCVD in patients with diabetes due to their pleiotropic effects independent of cholesterol lowering. Due to distinct chemical structures, various statins may play important role in the inhibition of AGEs mediated pathologies...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782660/the-feared-five-fungal-infections-in-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-single-center20-year-experience
#17
Sandesh Parajuli, Alexandra Wick, Sameer Pandeya, Brad C Astor, Jeannina Smith, Arjang Djamali, Didier A Mandelbrot
Invasive fungal infections are a feared complication in kidney transplant recipients (KTRs). Here we present the University of Wisconsin experience with five invasive fungal infections - aspergillosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, and coccidioidomycosis - in KTRs transplanted between 01/01/1994 and 06/30/2014. During this period there were 128 cases of fungal infections; aspergillosis was the most common (72), followed by cryptococcosis (29), histoplasmosis (14), blastomycosis (10) and coccidioidomycosis (3)...
May 21, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782502/a-monoclonal-antibody-targeting-amyloid-%C3%AE-a%C3%AE-restores-complement-factor-i-bioactivity-potential-implications-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Kameran Lashkari, Gianna Teague, Hong Chen, Yong-Qing Lin, Sanjay Kumar, Megan M McLaughlin, Francisco J López
Activation of the alternative complement cascade has been implicated in the pathogenesis of age related macular degeneration (AMD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Amyloid β (Aβ), a component of drusen, may promote complement activation by inhibiting CFI bioactivity. We determined whether Aβ reduced CFI bioactivity and whether antibodies against Aβ including a monoclonal antibody, GSK933776 could restore CFI bioactivity. We also measured CFI bioactivity in plasma of subjects with AMD and AD. In support of the GSK933776 development program in AMD (geographic atrophy), we developed a quantitative assay to measure CFI bioactivity based on its ability to cleave C3b to iC3b, and repeated it in presence or absence of Aβ and anti-Aβ antibodies...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782427/clinical-profile-of-levamisole-adulterated-cocaine-induced-vasculitis-vasculopathy-a-30-case-series
#19
Carlos Horacio Muñoz-Vahos, Sebastián Herrera-Uribe, Álvaro Arbeláez-Cortés, Daniel Jaramillo-Arroyave, Luis Alonso González-Naranjo, Gloria Vásquez-Duque, Mauricio Restrepo-Escobar, Luis Alfonso Correa-Londoño, Luis Fernando Arias-Restrepo, Adriana Lucía Vanegas-García
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe clinical and laboratory manifestations of patients with levamisole-adulterated cocaine-induced vasculitis/vasculopathy and to propose a skin classification according to the distribution and severity of lesions. METHODS: We report the characteristics of 30 patients admitted with levamisole-adulterated cocaine-induced vasculitis/vasculopathy in 4 high-complexity institutions in Colombia, from December 2010 to May 2017...
May 19, 2018: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782325/early-emotional-attention-is-impacted-in-alzheimer-s-disease-an-eye-tracking-study
#20
Jessica Bourgin, Nathalie Guyader, Alan Chauvin, Alexandra Juphard, Mathilde Sauvée, Olivier Moreaud, Laetitia Silvert, Pascal Hot
Emotional deficits have been repetitively reported in Alzheimer's disease (AD) without clearly identifying how emotional processing is impaired in this pathology. This paper describes an investigation of early emotional processing, as measured by the effects of emotional visual stimuli on a saccadic task involving both pro (PS) and anti (AS) saccades. Sixteen patients with AD and 25 age-matched healthy controls were eye-tracked while they had to quickly move their gaze toward a positive, negative, or neutral image presented on a computer screen (in the PS condition) or away from the image (in the AS condition)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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