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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156875/sex-related-differences-in-the-efficacy-of-dexamethasone-pretreatment-for-postoperative-analgesia-in-patients-undergoing-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Cheol Lee, Jae-Yoon Chung, Myeongjong Lee
Background/aim: Sex-related differences in response to pain have become a topic of increasing interest. However, sex-related differences in the efficacy of dexamethasone for postoperative analgesia have not been previously addressed. Materials and methods: The study included 196 men and 196 women, aged between 18 and 45 years, who were scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. The patients were randomly allocated into dexamethasone (M/F: 98/98) and control (normal saline; M/F: 98/98) groups. Patients in the study group received intravenous dexamethasone at 0...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156846/s100a14-rs11548103-g-a-polymorphism-is-associated-with-a-decreased-risk-of-esophageal-cancer-in-a-chinese-population
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Yang Zhao, Feng Yao, Weifeng Tang, Haiyong Gu, Heng Zhao
Objective: In China in 2009, esophageal cancer was the fifth most commonly diagnosed malignancy and the fourth leading cause of malignancy-related death. Accumulating evidence indicates that genetic factors might play an important role in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) carcinogenesis. Materials and Methods: In total, we recruited 629 ESCC patients and 686 controls. Genetic variations in the S100A14, MLH1, SMAD7 and CCL22/MDC genes were measured using the ligation detection reaction method...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156784/marital-status-and-survival-of-patients-with-kidney-cancer
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Tingru Miao, Yufeng Li, Xiaoli Sheng, Dingguo Yao
Background: The relationship between marital status and prognosis of kidney cancer has not been explored in detail. In this study, we aimed to investigate the impact of marital status on survival outcomes in kidney cancer. Methods: We used the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) program to identify 112860 patients with kidney cancer diagnosed in 2004 through 2013. Kaplan-Meier methods and multivariable Cox regression models were used to analyze the influence of marital status on overall survival (OS) and cancer-specific survival (CSS)...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156748/association-of-melatonin-membrane-receptor-1a-1b-gene-polymorphisms-with-the-occurrence-and-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Shih-Chi Su, Yung-Chuan Ho, Yu-Fan Liu, Russel J Reiter, Chia-Hsuan Chou, Chia-Ming Yeh, Hsiang-Lin Lee, Wen-Hung Chung, Ming-Ju Hsieh, Shun-Fa Yang
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a prevalent primary neoplasm of the liver, whose heterogeneous global incidence suggests the likely impact of genetic variations among individuals on the susceptibility to this disease. Increasing evidence indicates that melatonin exhibits oncostatic properties in many cancer types at least in part mediated by its membrane-bound receptors, melatonin receptor 1A (encoded by MTNR1A) and 1B (MTNR1B). In this study, the effect of melatonin receptor gene polymorphisms on the risk and progression of hepatic tumors was evaluated between 335 HCC patients and 1196 cancer-free subjects...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156732/dietary-inflammatory-index-and-the-risk-of-gastric-cancer-in-a-korean-population
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Sunghee Lee, Jeonghee Lee, Il Ju Choi, Young-Woo Kim, Keun Won Ryu, Young-Il Kim, Jin-Kyoung Oh, Binh Thang Tran, Jeongseon Kim
We aimed to investigate the association with the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII™) on the risk of gastric cancer and whether histological type modifies this association. From March 2011 to December 2014, 388 cases and 776 controls were enrolled at the National Cancer Center. Utilizing a food frequency questionnaire, thirty-five food components were used to score the DII. The tertile distribution of DII for controls was as follows: T1: <0.96, T2: 0.96-2.97, and T3: ≥2.97. To investigate the association between DII and the gastric cancer risk, multivariable logistic models were constructed...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156675/glioblastoma-and-glioblastoma-stem-cells-are-dependent-on-functional-mth1
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Linda Pudelko, Pegah Rouhi, Kumar Sanjiv, Helge Gad, Christina Kalderén, Andreas Höglund, Massimo Squatrito, Alberto J Schuhmacher, Steven Edwards, Daniel Hägerstrand, Ulrika Warpman Berglund, Thomas Helleday, Lars Bräutigam
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is an aggressive form of brain cancer with poor prognosis. Cancer cells are characterized by a specific redox environment that adjusts metabolism to its specific needs and allows the tumor to grow and metastasize. As a consequence, cancer cells and especially GBM cells suffer from elevated oxidative pressure which requires antioxidant-defense and other sanitation enzymes to be upregulated. MTH1, which degrades oxidized nucleotides, is one of these defense enzymes and represents a promising cancer target...
October 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156641/facile-control-of-the-porous-structure-of-larch-derived-mesoporous-carbons-via-self-assembly-for-supercapacitors
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Xin Zhao, Wei Li, Honglei Chen, Shoujuan Wang, Fangong Kong, Shouxin Liu
Mesoporous carbons have been successfully synthesized via self-assembly using larch-based resins as precursors and triblock copolymers as soft templates. The porous structure of mesoporous carbons can be tailored by adjusting the ratio of hydrophilic/hydrophobic (EO/PO) units owing to interfacial curvature. Interestingly, the porous structures show a distinct change from vortex-like to worm-like pores, to stripe-like pores, and to ordered two-dimensional hexagonal pores as the ratio of hydrophilic/hydrophobic units increases, indicating the significant effect of EO/PO ratio on the porous structure...
November 20, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156621/influence-of-shenxiong-glucose-injection-on-the-activities-of-six-cyp-isozymes-and-metabolism-of-warfarin-in-rats-assessed-using-probe-cocktail-and-pharmacokinetic-approaches
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Jia Sun, Yuan Lu, Yueting Li, Jie Pan, Chunhua Liu, Zipeng Gong, Jing Huang, Jiang Zheng, Lin Zheng, Yongjun Li, Ting Liu, Yonglin Wang
Shenxiong glucose injection (SGI), a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) preparation, has been widely used for the treatment of various cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases for many years. We assessed the potential influences of SGI on the activities of six CYP enzymes (CYP1A2, CYP2C11, CYP2C19, CYP2D4, CYP2E1, and CYP3A2) and on the pharmacokinetics of warfarin in rats. We compared plasma pharmacokinetics of six probe drugs (caffeine/CYP1A2, tolbutamide/CYP2C11, omeprazole/CYP2C19, metoprolol/CYP2D4, chlorzoxazone/CYP2E1, and midazolam/CYP3A2) and of warfarin between control and SGI-pretreated groups, to estimate the effect on the relative activities of the six isozymes and warfarin metabolism...
November 20, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156551/is-all-urban-green-space-the-same-a-comparison-of-the-health-benefits-of-trees-and-grass-in-new-york-city
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Colleen E Reid, Jane E Clougherty, Jessie L C Shmool, Laura D Kubzansky
Living near vegetation, often called "green space" or "greenness", has been associated with numerous health benefits. We hypothesized that the two key components of urban vegetation, trees and grass, may differentially affect health. We estimated the association between near-residence trees, grass, and total vegetation (from the 2010 High Resolution Land Cover dataset for New York City (NYC)) with self-reported health from a survey of NYC adults (n = 1281). We found higher reporting of "very good" or "excellent" health for respondents with the highest, compared to the lowest, quartiles of tree (RR = 1...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156506/lower-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease-on-antithrombotics-and-subsequent-mortality-risk
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Parita Patel, Neha Nigam, Neil Sengupta
BACKGROUND: Lower gastrointestinal bleeding (LGIB) is a common complication for patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) due to use of antithrombotic medications. Limited data exists describing which patients are at increased risk for mortality. AIM: To 1) determine whether patients on dual antiplatelet (DAPT) therapy or triple therapy are at higher risk of 90-day and 6-month mortality compared to patients on aspirin (ASA) alone and 2) evaluate risk factors for mortality in patients with CAD on antithrombotics hospitalized with LGIB...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156491/long-term-calcineurin-inhibitor-therapy-and-brain-function-in-patients-after-liver-transplantation
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Henning Pflugrad, Anna-Kristina Schrader, Anita Blanka Tryc, Xiaoqi Ding, Heinrich Lanfermann, Elmar Jäckel, Harald Schrem, Jan Beneke, Hannelore Barg-Hock, Jürgen Klempnauer, Karin Weissenborn
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Calcineurin inhibitors (CNI) frequently induce neurological complications early after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). We hypothesize that long-term CNI therapy after OLT causes dose-dependent cognitive dysfunction and alteration of brain structure. METHODS: Eighty-five OLT patients (20 with CNI free, 35 with CNI low dose and 30 with standard dose CNI immunosuppression) underwent psychometric testing and cerebral magnetic resonance tomography about 10 years after OLT to assess brain function and structural brain alterations...
November 20, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156465/-pseudophacic-additive-lenses
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Fritz H Hengerer, Ina Conrad-Hengerer
Implantation of artificial intraocular lenses (IOL) after cataract removal today represents the standard of care in the field of anterior segment surgery. In refractive lens exchange cases the natural lens is replaced by an IOL to correct different types of refractive situations. In the majority of the operations the refractive result is satisfying with only few deviations from target refraction.But daily practice reveals some outliers from the intended corrections with the need for further refractive enhancements, respectively...
November 20, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156451/impact-of-stressful-life-events-on-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Tsung Yu, Anja Frei, Gerben Ter Riet, Milo A Puhan
BACKGROUND: There is a general notion that stressful life events may cause mental and physical health problems. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to describe stressful life events reported by patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and to assess their impact on health outcomes and behaviors. METHODS: Two hundred and sixty-six primary care patients who participated in the ICE COLD ERIC cohort study were asked to document any stressful life events in the past 3 years...
November 1, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156414/schizophrenia-heterogeneity-revisited-clinical-cognitive-and-psychosocial-correlates-of-statistically-derived-negative-symptoms-subgroups
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Anthony O Ahmed, Gregory P Strauss, Robert W Buchanan, Brian Kirkpatrick, William T Carpenter
Traditional efforts to delineate the clinical heterogeneity of schizophrenia have been unsuccessful because of the absence of a valid, stable, and meaningful subtyping scheme. A clinically-informed nosology supported by multivariate statistical classification methods may provide a better approach for classifying schizophrenia. The goals of the current study were to 1) use multivariate classification methods to validate a clinical subtyping scheme based on the profile of negative symptoms; and 2) following validation to contrast the statistically-derived subgroups to ascertain distinguishing demographic, clinical, cognitive, and functional characteristics...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156365/antidepressant-polypharmacy-and-the-potential-of-pharmacokinetic-interactions-doxepin-but-not-mirtazapine-causes-clinically-relevant-changes-in-venlafaxine-metabolism
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Michael Paulzen, Ekkehard Haen, Christoph Hiemke, Bianca Fay, Sandra Unholzer, Gerhard Gründer, Georgios Schoretsanitis
BACKGROUND: To uncover pharmacokinetic interactions between venlafaxine and doxepin or mirtazapine in a naturalistic sample. METHODS: A therapeutic drug monitoring database containing plasma concentrations of venlafaxine (VEN) and its active metabolite O-desmethylvenlafaxine (ODVEN) was analyzed. We included 1067 of 1594 patients in the analysis. Three study groups were considered; a group of patients under venlafaxine without confounding medications, V0 (n = 905), a group of patients co-medicated with doxepin, VDOX (n = 25) and a second group, co-medicated with mirtazapine, VMIR, n = 137...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156363/quality-of-life-is-associated-with-chronic-inflammation-in-depression-a-cross-sectional-study
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M Faugere, J-A Micoulaud-Franchi, C Faget-Agius, C Lançon, M Cermolacce, R Richieri
BACKGROUND: Inflammation may play a crucial role in the pathophysiology of depression. However, the association between chronic inflammation and health outcomes in depression remains unclear, particularly for patient-reported outcomes. METHODS: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between quality of life (QoL) (physical and mental health, assessed by the SF-36) and chronic inflammation assessed using C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients with current major depressive disorder...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156342/a-prospective-cohort-study-of-the-association-between-bisphenol-a-exposure-and-the-serum-levels-of-liver-enzymes-in-children
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Seonhwa Lee, Hye Ah Lee, Bomi Park, Hyejin Han, Bo Hyun Park, Se Young Oh, Young Sun Hong, Eun Hee Ha, Hyesook Park
BACKGROUND: Bisphenol A (BPA) is an endocrine disrupter that acts in an estrogen-like manner. Few studies have investigated the association between urinary BPA concentrations and adverse liver function. Additionally, most studies were cross-sectional in nature and included only adults. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated BPA exposure levels and prospectively explored the association between BPA exposure and liver function in children. METHODS: Data were retrieved from the ongoing prospective Ewha Birth and Growth Cohort Study...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156341/urinary-bisphenol-a-concentrations-are-associated-with-reproductive-parameters-in-young-men
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Evdochia Adoamnei, Jaime Mendiola, Fernando Vela-Soria, Mariana F Fernández, Nicolás Olea, Niels Jørgensen, Shanna H Swan, Alberto M Torres-Cantero
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a pervasive environmental toxicant with known reproductive effects on sperm parameters and hormone levels. Several observational studies have investigated the associations between BPA exposure and male reproductive function, but findings are inconsistent. The objective of this study was to assess the associations between urinary BPA concentrations and semen quality and reproductive hormone levels in a cross-sectional study with 215 healthy young university students (18-23 years old), investigated between 2010 and 2011 in Southern Spain (Murcia Region)...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156285/modelling-spatial-and-temporal-variations-of-annual-suspended-sediment-yields-from-small-agricultural-catchments
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A Rymszewicz, M Bruen, J J O'Sullivan, J N Turner, D M Lawler, J R Harrington, E Conroy, M Kelly-Quinn
Estimates of sediment yield are important for ecological and geomorphological assessment of fluvial systems and for assessment of soil erosion within a catchment. Many regulatory frameworks, such as the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic, derived from the Oslo and Paris Commissions (OSPAR) require reporting of annual sediment fluxes. While they may be measured in large rivers, sediment flux is rarely measured in smaller rivers. Measurements of sediment transport at a national scale can be also challenging and therefore, sediment yield models are often utilised by water resource managers for the predictions of sediment yields in the ungauged catchments...
November 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156256/effects-of-ambient-temperature-on-lung-function-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-time-series-panel-study
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Zhijing Lin, Yutong Gu, Cong Liu, Yuanlin Song, Chunxue Bai, Renjie Chen, Shujing Chen, Haidong Kan
BACKGROUND: Limited evidence concerns the associations between ambient temperature and lung function and the results are mixed. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the associations between temperature variations and daily fluctuations in pulmonary function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. METHODS: We designed a time-series panel study of 28 male urban COPD patients with repeated daily lung function measurements from December 2012 to May 2013 in Shanghai, China...
November 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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