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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161807/intravenous-dextran-70-infusion-has-protective-effects-on-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-of-kidney-an-experimental-study
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Atilla Semercioz, Mustafa Z Temiz, Ipek Erbarut, Ugur Izol, Serdar Aykan, Murat Tuken, Engin Kandirali
BACKGROUND: Renal ischemia-reperfusion (IR) leads to alterations of tubular epithelial cells, interstitial microvasculopathy and endothelial cell dysfunction in peritubular capillaries. Although dextrans have deteriorative effects on healthy kidney, their favorable effects on post-ischemic microvascular disturbances have been demonstrated. Therefore, we aimed to investigate in vivo effects of systemic Dextran 70 administration in kidney tissue with ischemia-reperfusion injury. METHODS: Twenty-one rats were allocated as sham, IR and IR+ Dextran 70 treatment groups...
November 21, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161806/young-academic-urologist-benign-prostatic-obstruction-nomogram-predicts-clinical-outcome-in-patients-treated-with-transurethral-resection-of-prostate-an-italian-cohort-study
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Cosimo DE Nunzio, Riccardo Lombardo, Antonio Nacchia, Marianna Deroma, Hassan Alkhatatbeh, Aldo Brassetti, Andrea Tubaro
BACKROUND: Aim of our study was to test the Young Academic Urologist nomogram for the prediction of transurethral resection of prostate outcome in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms and benign prostatic enlargement. METHODS: Between April 2014 and March 2016, a consecutive series of patients with lower urinary tract symptoms undergoing trans-urethral resection of prostate in one center were enrolled. At baseline patients were assessed with international prostate symptom score, prostate specific antigen, prostate volume, transitional zone volume, maximal urinary flow rate and post void residual urine...
November 21, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161805/robot-assisted-radical-cystectomy-with-totally-intracorporeal-urinary-diversion-initial-single-surgeon-s-experience-after-a-modified-modular-training
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Angelo Porreca, Francesco Chessa, Daniele Romagnoli, Antonio Salvaggio, Angelo Cafarelli, Marco Borghesi, Lorenzo Bianchi, Matteo Dandrea, Daniele D'Agostino, Donato Dente, Emanuele Cappa, Peter Wiklund, Eugenio Brunocilla, Riccardo Schiavina
BACKGROUND: To report the perioperative and early functional outcomes of patients undergoing Robot-assisted radical cystectomy (RARC) with totally intracorporeal urinary diversion performed by a single surgeon after a modified modular training. METHODS: The surgeon (A.P.) attained a 30-days modified modular training at a referring Centre mentored by a worldwide-recognized robotic surgeon (P.W.). The training program consisted of: a) e-learning based on 10 hours of theoretical lessons made by the mentor; b) video-session concerning the different steps of the procedure, c) step-by-step in vivo modular training...
November 21, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161771/tetramethylpyrazine-nitrone-activates-akt-creb-through-increasing-bdnf-expression-to-promote-post-ischemic-neuroregeneration-and-recovery-of-neurological-functions-in-rats
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Gaoxiao Zhang, Tao Zhang, Ning Li, Liangmiao Wu, Jianbo Gu, Cuimei Li, Chen Zhao, Wei Liu, Luchen Shan, Pei Yu, Xifei Yang, Yaohui Tang, Guo-Yuan Yang, Yuqiang Wang, Yewei Sun, Zaijun Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neuronal regeneration from endogenous precursors is an attractive strategy for the treatment of ischemic stroke; however, most stroke-generated new born neurons die over time. Therefore, a drug that is both neuroprotective and pro-neurogenic may be promising. In this study, we assessed the neurogenic and oligodendrogenic effects of tetramethylpyrazine nitrone (TBN), a neuroprotective drug candidate for stroke, in a rat model of ischemic stroke. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
November 21, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161756/factors-to-improve-the-interobserver-agreement-for-gastric-atrophy-and-intestinal-metaplasia-consensus-of-definition-and-criteria
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Sung Sun Kim, Myeong-Cherl Kook, Ok-Ran Shin, Hee Sung Kim, Han-Ik Bae, Anna Seo, Do Youn Park, Il Ju Choi, Young-Il Kim, Byung Ho Nam, Sohee Kim
AIMS: Intestinal metaplasia and atrophy of the gastric mucosa are associated with Helicobacter pylori infection and are considered premalignant lesions. The updated Sydney system is used to these parameters but experienced pathologists and consensus processes are required for interobserver agreement. We sought to determine the influence of consensus process on assessment of intestinal metaplasia and atrophy. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two study sets were used; consensus set and validation set...
November 21, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161747/a-functional-mri-exploration-of-hamstring-activation-during-the-supine-bridge-exercise
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Matthew Bourne, Morgan Williams, Tania Pizzari, Anthony Shield
The single leg supine bridge (SLB) is a commonly employed strengthening exercise and is used as a clinical test for hamstring function in sports, however, little is known about the patterns of muscle activation in this task. To explore these activation patterns, nine healthy, recreationally active males underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of their thighs at rest and immediately after 5 sets of 10 repetitions of the SLB exercise. Exercise-induced increases in the transverse (T2) relaxation time of the biceps femoris long and short heads, semitendinosus and semimembranosus, were determined via signal intensity changes in pre- and post-exercise images and used as an index of muscle activation...
November 21, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161684/higher-versus-lower-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-intensity-in-critically-ill-patients-with-liver-dysfunction
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Zachary O'Brien, Alan Cass, Louise Cole, Simon Finfer, Martin Gallagher, Colin McArthur, Shay McGuiness, John Myburgh, Rinaldo Bellomo, Johan Mårtensson
AIMS: To study the association between higher versus lower continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) intensity and mortality in critically ill patients with combined acute kidney injury and liver dysfunction. METHODS: Post-hoc analysis of patients with liver dysfunction (Sequential Organ Failure Assessment liver score ≥2 or diagnosis of liver failure/transplant) included in the Randomized Evaluation of Normal versus Augmented Level renal replacement therapy (RENAL) trial...
November 22, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161680/prediction-of-violent-crime-on-discharge-from-secure-psychiatric-hospitals-a-clinical-prediction-rule-fovox
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A Wolf, T R Fanshawe, A Sariaslan, R Cornish, H Larsson, S Fazel
BACKGROUND: Current approaches to assess violence risk in secure hospitals are resource intensive, limited by accuracy and authorship bias and may have reached a performance ceiling. This study seeks to develop scalable predictive models for violent offending following discharge from secure psychiatric hospitals. METHODS: We identified all patients discharged from secure hospitals in Sweden between January 1, 1992 and December 31, 2013. Using multiple Cox regression, pre-specified criminal, sociodemographic, and clinical risk factors were included in a model that was tested for discrimination and calibration in the prediction of violent crime at 12 and 24 months post-discharge...
August 4, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161658/reproductive-performance-of-lactating-dairy-cows-after-inducing-ovulation-using-hcg-in-a-five-day-progesterone-based-fixed-time-ai-protocol
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I Garcia-Ispierto, F De Rensis, X Casas, F Caballero, R Mur-Novales, F López-Gatius
This study compares the effects of inducing ovulation using human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) or gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) at the end of a 5-day progesterone(P4)-based protocol for fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) in lactating dairy cows on ovarian dynamics and fertility. A P4 intravaginal device (PRID) was fitted for five days and GnRH administered upon PRID insertion and a double dose (24 h apart) of prostaglandin F2α upon PRID removal. Cows received either GnRH (GnRH group; n = 98), 1000 IU hCG (hCG-1 group; n = 97), or 3000 IU hCG (hCG-2 group; n = 104) 36 h after PRID removal and were inseminated 50-56 h after PRID removal...
November 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161657/effects-of-local-lipopolysaccharide-administration-on-the-expression-of-toll-like-receptor-4-and-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-uterus-and-oviduct-of-rabbit-does
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Laura Menchetti, Olimpia Barbato, Iulia Elena Filipescu, Giovanna Traina, Leonardo Leonardi, Angela Polisca, Alessandro Troisi, Gabriella Guelfi, Federica Piro, Gabriele Brecchia
Inflammation of the uterus and oviduct is associated with reduced reproductive performance in humans and domestic animals. Toll-like receptors are expressed in various immune and non-immune cells and play a crucial role in innate immunity. Toll-like receptor - 4 (TLR4) can detect lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Gram-negative bacteria leading to the secretion of pro-inflammatory cytokines, chemokines, antimicrobial peptides and other inflammatory mediators. To investigate the effects of a local inflammation on the expression levels of TLR4 and pro-inflammatory cytokines, 12 female rabbits received an intracervical infusion with either saline solution endotoxin-free (carrier, 2 mL; n = 6) or LPS (500 μg diluted in 2 mL of saline solution; n = 6)...
November 5, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161597/sustainability-of-mega-water-diversion-projects-experience-and-lessons-from-china
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Min Yu, Chaoran Wang, Yi Liu, Gustaf Olsson, Chunyan Wang
Water availability and water demand are not evenly distributed in time and space. Many mega water diversion projects have been launched to alleviate water shortages in China. This paper analyzes the temporal and spatial features of 59 mega water diversion projects in China using statistical analysis. The relationship between nine major basins is measured using a network analysis method, and the associated economic, environmental and social impacts are explored using an impact analysis method. The study finds the development of water diversion has experienced four stages in China, from a starting period through to a period of high-speed development...
November 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161579/correlation-between-lung-perfusion-blood-volume-and-spect-images-in-patients-with-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-by-balloon-pulmonary-angioplasty
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Hirofumi Koike, Eijun Sueyoshi, Ichiro Sakamoto, Masataka Uetani, Tomoo Nakata, Kouji Maemura
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the reperfusion by balloon pulmonary angioplasty (BPA) in lung PBV and SPECT images. METHODS: In total, 17 patients and 57 sessions were evaluated. Pre-BPA and post-BPA lung PBV and SPECT/CT images, based on both anatomical segments and physiologic regions (upper/middle/lower) were compared. RESULTS: BPA had a positive effect on most hypoperfused/unperfused segments/regions. There was generally a high rate of agreement between PBV measurements and SPECT/CT...
November 11, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161537/association-of-h3k79-monomethylation-an-epigenetic-signature-with-arsenic-induced-skin-lesions
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Pritha Bhattacharjee, Somnath Paul, Sandip Bhattacharjee, Ashok K Giri, Pritha Bhattacharjee
Arsenic, a non mutagenic carcinogen, poses a profound health risk upon prolonged exposure. The objective of the study was to analyze the post-translational modifications of the major histone H3 and the associated molecular crosstalk to identify the epigenetic signature of arsenic susceptibility. Herein, we identified significant upregulation of H3K79me1, in individuals with arsenic-induced skin lesion (WSL), and H3K79me1 was found to be regulated by the upstream methyltransferase DOT1L. Moreover, the downstream target molecule 53BP1, a tumor suppressor protein that has a docking preference for H3K79me1 at a site of a double-strand break (DSB), was downregulated, indicating greater DNA damage in the WSL group...
November 14, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161526/individualism-collectivism-social-self-control-and-adolescent-substance-use-and-risky-sexual-behavior
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Pallav Pokhrel, Brooke L Bennett, Sakshi Regmi, Bulat Idrisov, Artur Galimov, Leila Akhmadeeva, Steve Sussman
Individualism and collectivism are cultural syndromes that have been associated with adolescent problem behavior in studies conducted in the U.S. and Southeast Asia. However, research investigating the mechanisms of how cultural orientation impacts health risk behaviors has been limited. This study tested a new model explaining the relationship between cultural orientation (i.e., individualism, collectivism) and adolescent problem behavior (i.e., substance use and risky sex) in terms of interpersonal self-regulation (i...
November 21, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161490/-estimation-of-time-detection-limit-for-human-cytochrome-b-in-females-of-lutzomyia-evansi
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José Gabriel Vergara, Daniel Verbel-Vergara, Ana Milena Montesino, Alveiro Pérez-Doria, Eduar Elías Bejarano
INTRODUCTION: Molecular biology techniques have allowed a better knowledge of sources of blood meals in vector insects. However, the usefulness of these techniques depends on both the quantity of ingested blood and the digestion process in the insect. OBJECTIVE: To identify the time limit for detection of the human cytochrome b (Cyt b) gene in experimentally fed females of Lutzomyia evansi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight groups of L. evansi females were fed on human blood and sacrificed at intervals of 24 hours post-ingestion...
March 29, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161471/peer-to-peer-mentoring-for-african-american-women-with-lupus-a-feasibility-pilot
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Edith M Williams, J Madison Hyer, Ramakrishnan Viswanathan, Trevor D Faith, Delia Voronca, Mulugeta Gebregzaibher, Jim C Oates, Leonard Egede
OBJECTIVE: To examine the feasibility and potential benefits of peer mentoring to improve the disease self-management and quality of life of individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS: Peer mentors were trained and paired with up to three mentees to receive self-management education and support by telephone over 12 weeks. This study took place at an academic teaching hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. Seven quads consisting of one peer mentor and three mentees were matched based on factors such as age, area of residence, marital and work status...
November 21, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161457/the-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-cyg12-is-required-for-the-acclimation-to-hypoxia-and-trophic-regimes-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
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Melis Düner, Jan Lambertz, Carolin Mügge, Anja Hemschemeier
Oxygenic phototrophs frequently encounter environmental conditions that result in intracellular energy crises. Growth of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in hypoxia in the light depends on acclimatory responses of which the induction of photosynthetic cyclic electron flow is essential. The microalga cannot grow in the absence of molecular oxygen (O2 ) in the dark, although it possesses an elaborate fermentation metabolism. Not much is known about how the microalga senses and signals the lack of O2 or about its survival strategies during energy crises...
November 21, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161455/responding-to-concerning-posts-on-social-media-insights-and-solutions-from-american-indian-and-alaska-native-youth
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Jesse Gritton, Stephanie Craig Rushing, David Stephens, Thomas Ghost Dog, Bradley Kerr, Megan A Moreno
PURPOSE: This study aimed to understand American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) adolescents' perspectives on concerning social media posts, including those expressing suicidal intent. METHODS: A purposive sample of AI/AN youth were recruited; trained facilitators conducted focus groups. Participants discussed experiences viewing concerning posts on social media. Qualitative analysis used the constant comparative method. RESULTS: A total of 32 AI/AN youth ages 14-22 participated...
2017: American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research: the Journal of the National Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161451/combat-ptsd-and-smoking-trajectory-in-a-cohort-of-male-australian-army-vietnam-veterans
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Brian I O'Toole, Robyn Kirk, Renée Bittoun, Stanley V Catts
Background: Whether trauma exposure itself or consequent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is primarily responsible for smoking and failure to quit remains unclear. Methods: A cohort of male Australian Vietnam veterans (N = 388) was interviewed twice, 22 and 36 years after their return to Australia using standardized psychiatric diagnostic and health interviews and assessment of combat exposure. The smoking trajectory over time revealed a spectrum of outcomes (never smoked, early quitters, late quitters, continuing smokers)...
November 17, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161419/incidence-of-postoperative-atrial-fibrillation-recurrence-in-patients-discharged-in-sinus-rhythm-after-cardiac-surgery-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Nicole Lowres, Georgina Mulcahy, Kai Jin, Robyn Gallagher, Lis Neubeck, Ben Freedman
Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is associated with increased stroke risk and mortality post-discharge. POAF is often considered transient; however, recurrence is likely under-recognized as symptoms are an unreliable guide. Surveillance post-discharge may identify asymptomatic POAF recurrences in patients discharged in sinus rhythm. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies investigating POAF recurrence post-discharge, in patients with new-onset POAF following cardiac surgery who reverted to sinus rhythm prior to discharge...
November 17, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
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