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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346837/a-phase-1-randomized-placebo-and-active-controlled-crossover-study-to-determine-the-effect-of-single-dose-ertugliflozin-on-qtc-interval-in-healthy-volunteers
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Vaishali Sahasrabudhe, Didier Saur, Kyle Matschke, Steven G Terra, Anne Hickman, Isabelle Huyghe, Haihong Shi, David L Cutler
Ertugliflozin, a selective sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor, is being developed for the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus. This randomized, 6-sequence, 3-period crossover study assessed the effect of ertugliflozin (100 mg; supratherapeutic dose) vs placebo and moxifloxacin (400 mg; positive control) on the QT interval corrected for heart rate (QTc) in 42 male or female healthy subjects. Triplicate electrocardiograms were performed predose and serially over 48 hours postdose in each treatment period...
January 18, 2018: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346836/emergency-demand-repeat-and-frequent-presentations-by-older-patients-in-metropolitan-melbourne-a-retrospective-cohort-study-using-routinely-collected-hospital-data
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Judy Lowthian, Lyle Turner, Angela Joe, Christopher Pearce, Bianca Brijnath, Colette Browning, Marianne Shearer, Danielle Mazza
OBJECTIVE: To describe patterns for potentially avoidable general practice (PAGP)-type and non-PAGP-type ED presentations by older patients during 2008 and 2012. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of ED presentations by patients ≥70 years for 2008 and 2012. Metropolitan Melbourne public hospital data were obtained from the Victorian Emergency Minimum Dataset. Outcomes were characteristics of PAGP-type and non-PAGP-type presentations as defined by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; numbers and rates per 1000 population ≥70 years of repeat (×2-3/year) and frequent (≥ ×4/year) PAGP-type and non-PAGP-type presentations...
January 18, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346788/vitamin-d-classic-and-novel-actions
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Ángel Gil, Julio Plaza-Diaz, María Dolores Mesa
BACKGROUND: Classically, vitamin D has been implicated in bone health by promoting calcium absorption in the gut and maintenance of serum calcium and phosphate concentrations, as well as by its action on bone growth and reorganization through the action of osteoblasts and osteoclasts cells. However, in the last 2 decades, novel actions of vitamin D have been discovered. The present report summarizes both classic and novel actions of vitamin D. SUMMARY: 1,25(OH)2 vitamin D, the active metabolite of vitamin D, also known as calcitriol, regulates not only calcium and phosphate homeostasis but also cell proliferation and differentiation, and has a key a role to play in the responses of the immune and nervous systems...
January 18, 2018: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346780/prevention-of-aortic-dissection-suggests-a-diameter-shift-to-a-lower-aortic-size-threshold-for-intervention
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Ahmed M Mansour, Sven Peterss, Mohammad A Zafar, John A Rizzo, Hai Fang, Paris Charilaou, Bulat A Ziganshin, Umer M Darr, John A Elefteriades
BACKGROUND: Multiple studies have quantified the relationship between aortic size and risk of dissection. However, these studies estimated the risk of dissection without accounting for any increase in aortic size from the dissection process itself. OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare aortic size before and after dissection and to evaluate the change in size consequent to the dissection itself. METHODS: Fifty-five consecutive patients (29 type A; 26 type B) with aortic dissection and incidental imaging studies prior to dissection were identified and compared to a control group of aneurysm patients (n = 205)...
January 19, 2018: Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346779/predictors-of-recoverability-of-renal-function-after-pyeloplasty-in-adults-with-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction
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Xiao-Dong Li, Yu-Peng Wu, Yong Wei, Shao-Hao Chen, Qing-Shui Zheng, Hai Cai, Xue-Yi Xue, Ning Xu
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to identify factors predicting the recoverability of renal function after pyeloplasty in adult patients with ureteropelvic junction obstruction. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 138 adults with unilateral renal obstruction-induced hydronephrosis and who underwent Anderson-Hynes dismembered pyeloplasty from January 2013 to January 2016. Hydronephrosis was classified preoperatively according to the Society for Fetal Urology (SFU) grading system...
January 18, 2018: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346716/neuropeptide-af-induces-piecemeal-degranulation-in-murine-mucosal-mast-cells-a-new-mediator-in-neuro-immune-communication-in-the-intestinal-lamina-propria
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Nada Abdellah, Samuel Van Remoortel, Omnia Mohey-Elsaeed, Mohamed-Nabil Mostafa, Yasser A Ahmed, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, Roeland Buckinx
Neuropeptides AF (NPAF), FF (NPFF) and SF (NPSF) are RFamide neuropeptides known to be widely expressed in the mammalian central nervous system, where they fulfill a wide range of functions with pain modulation being the most prominent one. Recent evidence indicates that RFamides act as mediators in mast cell-sensory nerve communications related to allergic disease. Previous work by our group has shown that the expression levels of some members of the Mas-related gene receptor (Mrgpr) family in both enteric neurons and mucosal mast cells change during intestinal inflammation...
January 18, 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346712/synergetic-effects-of-prenatal-and-postnatal-high-sucrose-intake-on-glucose-tolerance-and-hepatic-insulin-resistance-in-rat-offspring
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Pengjie Zhang, Di Zhu, Yueming Zhang, Lingjun Li, Xionghui Chen, Wenna Zhang, Ruixiu Shi, Jianying Tao, Bing Han, Zhice Xu
SCOPE: High sucrose intake during pregnancy is linked to type 2 diabetes mellitus and altered insulin resistance. METHODS AND RESULTS: This study attempted to ascertain whether prenatal high sucrose intake (20% sucrose) alleviates the detrimental effects of high postnatal sugar consumption in the offspring, and the molecular mechanisms were investigated using a rat model. High prenatal sucrose exposure increased the body weight of the offspring at 1 to 3 weeks of age...
January 18, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346705/effect-of-dys-1-mutation-on-gene-expression-profile-in-space-flown-c-elegans
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Dan Xu, Ying Gao, Lin Guo, Chenggang Lin, Yeqing Sun
INTRODUCTION: Dystrophin-like dys-1 gene expression increases in the body-wall muscles of Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) after spaceflight. Here, we utilized a dys-1(cx18) mutant to analyze the molecular adaptive responses of C. elegans to spaceflight. METHODS: DNA microarrays were performed to identify differentially expressed genes between wild-type and dys-1 mutant worms after spaceflight. We performed Gene Ontology and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathway analyses, predicted human diseases and screened out key genes for human muscle diseases with NextBio...
January 18, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346655/does-the-additional-component-of-calf-circumference-refine-metabolic-syndrome-in-correlating-with-cardiovascular-risk
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Chen-Jung Wu, Tung-Wei Kao, Yaw-Wen Chang, Tao-Chun Peng, Li-Wei Wu, Hui-Fang Yang, Wei-Liang Chen
Context: Calf circumference (CC) was a useful anthropometric tool, but there was limited study on the effect of CC on metabolic syndrome (MetS) for cardiovascular risk. Objective: The objective of our study was to determine whether additional component of CC refined MetS in correlating with cardiovascular, all-cause and cancer mortality. Design, Setting, Patients, and Interventions: From the 1999-2002 NHANES dataset, we analyzed four types of MetS: WaistMetS (increased waist circumference and ≥ two of four MetS components), CalfMetS (decreased CC and ≥ two of four MetS components), WCRMetS (increased waist-to-calf ratio and ≥ two of four MetS components), and CC plus MetS (decreased CC and ≥ three of five MetS components)...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346613/review-of-chronic-non-cancer-pain-research-among-aboriginal-people-in-canada
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Nancy Julien, Anaïs Lacasse, Oscar Labra, Hugo Asselin
Purpose: Aboriginal people in Canada are disproportionately affected by chronic illnesses, compared to non-Aboriginal Canadians. The purpose of this review was to determine whether differences exist between the two groups with respect to chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) in order to better inform clinical practice and to identify research gaps. Data sources: Four electronic databases were searched for the period of 1990-2015. Study selection: Only English and French language original studies that examined CNCP prevalence, assessment tools and beliefs among Aboriginal people in Canada were considered...
January 16, 2018: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346597/exenatide-increases-il-1ra-concentration-and-induces-nrf-2-keap-1-regulated-anti-oxidant-enzymes-relevance-to-%C3%AE-cell-function
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Paresh Dandona, Husam Ghanim, Sanaa Abuaysheh, Kelly Green, Sandeep Dhindsa, Antoine Makdissi, Manav Batra, Nitesh D Kuhadiya, Ajay Chaudhuri
Purpose: We have previously demonstrated anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of exenatide. We have now hypothesized that exenatide also increases the plasma concentration of IL-1RA, an endogenous anti-inflammatory protein and modulates the Nrf-2-Keap-1-ARE system to induce key antioxidant enzymes to suppress inflammatory and oxidative stress. Methods: Twenty four obese type 2 diabetic patients on combined oral and insulin therapy were randomized to receive either exenatide 10μg or placebo b...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346583/datamed-an-open-source-discovery-index-for-finding-biomedical-datasets
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Xiaoling Chen, Anupama E Gururaj, Burak Ozyurt, Ruiling Liu, Ergin Soysal, Trevor Cohen, Firat Tiryaki, Yueling Li, Nansu Zong, Min Jiang, Deevakar Rogith, Mandana Salimi, Hyeon-Eui Kim, Philippe Rocca-Serra, Alejandra Gonzalez-Beltran, Claudiu Farcas, Todd Johnson, Ron Margolis, George Alter, Susanna-Assunta Sansone, Ian M Fore, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Jeffrey S Grethe, Hua Xu
Objective: Finding relevant datasets is important for promoting data reuse in the biomedical domain, but it is challenging given the volume and complexity of biomedical data. Here we describe the development of an open source biomedical data discovery system called DataMed, with the goal of promoting the building of additional data indexes in the biomedical domain. Materials and Methods: DataMed, which can efficiently index and search diverse types of biomedical datasets across repositories, is developed through the National Institutes of Health-funded biomedical and healthCAre Data Discovery Index Ecosystem (bioCADDIE) consortium...
January 13, 2018: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346571/natural-course-of-htlv-1-proviral-dna-levels-in-carriers-during-pregnancy
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Naoki Fuchi, Kiyonori Miura, Takashi Tsukiyama, Daisuke Sasaki, Kaori Ishihara, Kazuto Tsuruda, Hiroo Hasegawa, Shoko Miura, Katsumi Yanagihara, Hideaki Masuzaki
The measurement of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) proviral DNA levels using polymerase chain reaction has been beneficial for confirming HTLV-1 infection during pregnancy. However, the influence of pregnancy on HTLV-1 infection and proviral DNA levels among pregnant women with HTLV-1 has not been clarified. We prospectively gathered blood samples from 36 pregnant women who were previously diagnosed as HTLV-1 carriers and sequentially measured their proviral DNA levels. The HTLV-1 proviral DNA levels remained in a plateau during pregnancy but were elevated after delivery...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346563/lc3-immunostaining-in-the-inferior-olivary-nuclei-of-cats-with-niemann-pick-disease-type-c1-is-associated-with-patterned-purkinje-cell-loss
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Brittney L Gurda, Jessica H Bagel, Samantha J Fisher, Mark L Schultz, Andrew P Lieberman, Peter Hand, Charles H Vite, Gary P Swain
The feline model of Niemann-Pick disease, type C1 (NPC1) recapitulates the clinical, neuropathological, and biochemical abnormalities present in children with NPC1. The hallmarks of disease are the lysosomal storage of unesterified cholesterol and multiple sphingolipids in neurons, and the spatial and temporal distribution of Purkinje cell death. In feline NPC1 brain, microtubule-associated protein 1 light chain 3 (LC3) accumulations, indicating autophagosomes, were found within axons and presynaptic terminals...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346507/activity-and-safety-of-afatinib-in-a-window-pre-operative-eortc-study-in-patients-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-scchn
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J P Machiels, P Bossi, J Menis, M Lia, C Fortpied, Y Liu, R Lhommel, M Lemort, S Schmitz, S Canevari, L De Cecco, M Guzzo, R Bianchi, P Quattrone, F Crippa, T Duprez, Y Lalami, M Quiriny, N de Saint Aubain, P M Clement, R Coropciuc, E Hauben, L F Licitra
Background: To investigate the activity and safety of afatinib in the pre-operative treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN). Patients and methods: This study was an open-label, randomized, multicenter, phase II window of opportunity trial. Treatment-naïve SCCHN patients selected for primary curative surgery were randomized (5:1 ratio) to receive afatinib during 14 days (day -15 until day -1) before surgery (day 0) or no treatment. Tumor biopsies, 2-[fluorine-18]-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed at diagnosis and just before surgery...
January 15, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346503/p53%C3%AE-a-new-prognostic-marker-for-patients-with-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-from-5-3-years-of-median-followup
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Haiyang Zhang, Yong Zhao, Peng Sun, Miaoqing Zhao, Zhenhui Su, Xunbo Jin, Wei Song
We previously reported six different p53 isoforms in renal cell carcinoma (RCC). In the present study, influences of p53β on recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS) were evaluated. Patients diagnosed with RCC in our center were into this study. mRNA expressions of p53 isoforms (p53α, p53β, p53γ) in tumors were determined by RT-PCR and real-time PCR. Functional yeast-based assay was performed to analyze p53 mutational status. p53β transfected 786-O and CAKi-1 cells were cultured to examine expressions of B-cell lymphoma 2-associated X protein (bax) and caspase-3, and ratios of apoptosis...
January 15, 2018: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346448/a-cross-sectional-study-to-estimate-prevalence-of-periodontal-disease-in-a-population-of-dogs-canis-familiaris-in-commercial-breeding-facilities-in-indiana-and-illinois
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Judith L Stella, Amy E Bauer, Candace C Croney
The objectives of this cross-sectional study were: 1) to estimate the prevalence and characterize the severity of periodontal disease in a population of dogs housed in commercial breeding facilities; 2) to characterize PD preventive care utilized by facility owners; and 3) to assess inter-rater reliability of a visual scoring assessment tool. Adult dogs (N = 445) representing 42 breeds at 24 CB facilities in Indiana and Illinois were assessed. Periodontal disease was scored visually using the American Veterinary Dental Collage 0-IV scale...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346424/higher-sequence-diversity-in-the-vaginal-tract-than-in-blood-at-early-hiv-1-infection
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Katja Klein, Gabrielle Nickel, Immaculate Nankya, Fred Kyeyune, Korey Demers, Emmanuel Ndashimye, Cynthia Kwok, Pai-Lien Chen, Sandra Rwambuya, Art Poon, Marshall Munjoma, Tsungai Chipato, Josaphat Byamugisha, Peter Mugyenyi, Robert A Salata, Charles S Morrison, Eric J Arts
In the majority of cases, human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection is transmitted through sexual intercourse. A single founder virus in the blood of the newly infected donor emerges from a genetic bottleneck, while in rarer instances multiple viruses are responsible for systemic infection. We sought to characterize the sequence diversity at early infection, between two distinct anatomical sites; the female reproductive tract vs. systemic compartment. We recruited 72 women from Uganda and Zimbabwe within seven months of HIV-1 infection...
January 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346396/serum-mirna-levels-are-related-to-glucose-homeostasis-and-islet-autoantibodies-in-children-with-high-risk-for-type-1-diabetes
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Linda Åkerman, Rosaura Casas, Johnny Ludvigsson, Beatriz Tavira, Camilla Skoglund
Micro RNAs (miRNAs) are promising disease biomarkers due to their high stability. Their expression in serum is altered in type 1 diabetes, but whether deviations exist in individuals with high risk for type 1 diabetes remains unexplored. We therefore assessed serum miRNAs in high-risk individuals (n = 21) positive for multiple islet autoantibodies, age-matched healthy children (n = 17) and recent-onset type 1 diabetes patients (n = 8), using Serum/Plasma Focus microRNA PCR Panels from Exiqon. The miRNA levels in the high-risk group were similar to healthy controls, and no specific miRNA profile was identified for the high-risk group...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346381/control-of-recollection-by-slow-gamma-dominating-mid-frequency-gamma-in-hippocampus-ca1
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Dino Dvorak, Basma Radwan, Fraser T Sparks, Zoe Nicole Talbot, André A Fenton
Behavior is used to assess memory and cognitive deficits in animals like Fmr1-null mice that model Fragile X Syndrome, but behavior is a proxy for unknown neural events that define cognitive variables like recollection. We identified an electrophysiological signature of recollection in mouse dorsal Cornu Ammonis 1 (CA1) hippocampus. During a shocked-place avoidance task, slow gamma (SG) (30-50 Hz) dominates mid-frequency gamma (MG) (70-90 Hz) oscillations 2-3 s before successful avoidance, but not failures...
January 18, 2018: PLoS Biology
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