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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648040/-effects-of-seawater-immersion-on-the-inflammatory-response-and-oxygen-free-radical-injury-of-rats-with-superficial-partial-thickness-scald-at-early-stage
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Y X Yang, J H Wang, L Liu, Q Zou, Y Zhang, Z Bai
Objective: To study the effects of seawater immersion on the inflammatory response and oxygen free radical injury of rats with superficial-thickness scald at early stage. Methods: Seventy Wistar rats were divided into healthy control group (HC, n=7), pure scald group (PS, n=21), scald+ fresh water immersion group (SF, n=21), and scald+ seawater immersion group (SS, n=21) according to the random number table. Rats in group HC did not receive any treatment, while 5% total body surface area superficial partial-thickness scald was made on the back of rats in the latter three groups...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648037/-effects-of-activating-silent-information-regulator-1-on-early-kidney-damage-in-rats-with-severe-burn
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X Z Bai, T He, Y Liu, W Zhang, F Han, C Yang, W X Cai, Y H Jia, J H Shi, J T Han, L L Su, D H Hu
Objective: To investigate the effects of activating silent information regulator 1 (SIRT1) on the early kidney damage in rats with severe burn. Methods: Thirty healthy male SD rats were divided into sham injury group (SI), pure burn group (PB), and SIRT1 activator group (SA) according to the random number table, with 10 rats in each group. Rats in groups PB and SA were inflicted with 30% total body surface area full-thickness scald (hereinafter referred to as burn) on the back. Immediately after injury, rats in group PB were intraperitoneally injected with normal saline in the dosage of 50 mL/kg, and those in group SA with 1 mg/mL (final mass concentration) resveratrol in the dosage of 50 mL/kg...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648024/-comparison-on-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-different-occlusion-devices-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-patent-foramen-ovale
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W J Liu, Y S Zhang, G S Cheng, Y J Du, L He, X Y Wang, X M He
Objective: To compare the efficacy and safety of Cardi-O-fix patent foramen ovale (PFO) occluder and Amplatzer PFO occluder for the treatment of patients with PFO. Methods: A total of 246 consecutive patients (105 males and 141 females) with PFO were prospectively enrolled from May 30, 2013 to March 30, 2015 in our hospital. PFO interventional closure was applied according to the anatomical structure of the disease and patients' wishes.Cardi-O-fix PFO occluder was used in 180 cases (COF group), Amplatzer PFO occluder was used in the remaining 66 cases (Amp group)...
June 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647998/-analysis-of-optical-coherence-tomography-of-early-and-very-late-stent-restenosis-after-drug-eluting-stent-implantation
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Z J Liu, B Shi, C C Deng, G X Xu, R Z Zhao, C Y Shen, Z L Wang, H L Liu
Objective: Using optical coherence tomography (OCT) to analyze the morphological characteristics of lesions between early in-stent restenosis (E-ISR) and very late in-stent restenosis (VL-ISR) after drug-eluting stents (DES) implantation. Methods: In 25 patients (DES) with ISR, OCT images were acquired before percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), the morphological characteristics of E-ISR (<1 years, n=14) and VL-ISR (>3 years, n=11) were compared.The quantitative and qualitative analysis of the entire stent and the minimum lumen area (MLA) site were carried out respectively...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647925/psychobehavioral-effects-of-meditation
#5
Mieczyslaw Pokorski, Anna Suchorzynska
Meditation is an increasingly popular psychobehavioral therapy. Various meditation techniques in use make it hard to objectively scrutinize the psychological benefits. Therefore, in this study we set out to examine the effects of two fundamentally different meditative techniques, Zazen, 'seated meditation', in which the body and mind are calmed, and Tai Chi, 'meditation in motion', based on energetic martial art performance. The aim was to compare the effects of both techniques on personality structure, emotional intelligence, mood, and coping with stress...
June 25, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647903/farmers-attitude-toward-treated-sludge-use-in-the-villages-of-west-bank-palestine
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Md M Rashid, Mary G Kattou'a, Issam A Al-Khatib, Chikashi Sato
An application of treated sewage sludge on agricultural land has been widely accepted, as this method is simple and economical for disposal of wastewater residues. When applied properly on an agricultural land, sludge can replenish organic matter and nutrients in soil. Although sewage sludge has been used in agriculture in many parts of the world, its acceptability varies with different cultures and beliefs among farmers. Farmers' concerns on sludge use are primarily due to its anthropogenic origin, pollutants that it carries, a general perception of sewage being dirty, and its offensive odor...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647902/ultrasonography-assessment-of-heel-entheses-in-patients-with-spondyloarthritis-a-comparative-study-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-conventional-radiography
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Rodrigo Aguila Maldonado, Santiago Ruta, María Laura Valuntas, Mercedes García
The aim of the present study was to determine the agreement between ultrasonography (US), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and conventional radiography (CR) in the detection of findings indicative of enthesopathy in spondyloarthritis (SpA) patients. A cross-sectional study was performed in 40 SpA patients. Heel entheses (Achilles tendon and plantar fascia) were bilaterally examined by US, MRI, and CR. The three imaging modalities were carried out by three independent operators blinded to the other imaging modality data...
June 25, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647896/omics-based-hybrid-prediction-in-maize
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Matthias Westhues, Tobias A Schrag, Claas Heuer, Georg Thaller, H Friedrich Utz, Wolfgang Schipprack, Alexander Thiemann, Felix Seifert, Anita Ehret, Armin Schlereth, Mark Stitt, Zoran Nikoloski, Lothar Willmitzer, Chris C Schön, Stefan Scholten, Albrecht E Melchinger
Complementing genomic data with other "omics" predictors can increase the probability of success for predicting the best hybrid combinations using complex agronomic traits. Accurate prediction of traits with complex genetic architecture is crucial for selecting superior candidates in animal and plant breeding and for guiding decisions in personalized medicine. Whole-genome prediction has revolutionized these areas but has inherent limitations in incorporating intricate epistatic interactions. Downstream "omics" data are expected to integrate interactions within and between different biological strata and provide the opportunity to improve trait prediction...
June 24, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647894/keratin-gene-mutations-influence-the-keratinocyte-response-to-dna-damage-and-cytokine-induced-apoptosis
#9
Tina Zupancic, Gregor Sersa, Hans Törmä, Ellen Birgitte Lane, Harald Herrmann, Radovan Komel, Mirjana Liovic
The keratin filament cytoskeleton is vital to the normal function of epithelial cells. It provides structural support and regulates different aspects of cell metabolism. Mutations in keratins 5 and 14 cause a skin fragility disorder, epidermolysis bullosa simplex (EBS). Patients with severe EBS have an increased cumulative risk for basal cell carcinoma. In this study, we tested how keratin 5 and 14 mutant EBS patient-derived keratinocytes behave in the face of two different types of stressors that are able to induce cell death: ionizing radiation and cytokines TNF-α and TRAIL...
June 24, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647890/comparison-of-lercanidipine-plus-hydrochlorothiazide-vs-lercanidipine-plus-enalapril-on-micro-and-macrocirculation-in-patients-with-mild-essential-hypertension
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Carolina De Ciuceis, Massimo Salvetti, Anna Paini, Claudia Rossini, Maria Lorenza Muiesan, Sarah Duse, Stefano Caletti, Maria Antonietta Coschignano, Francesco Semeraro, Valentina Trapletti, Fabio Bertacchini, Valeria Brami, Alina Petelca, Enrico Agabiti Rosei, Damiano Rizzoni, Claudia Agabiti Rosei
Dihydropyridine calcium channel blockers may possess antioxidant properties, and might improve micro and macrovascular structure and function. Combination treatment with an ACE inhibitor may have additional advantages, compared with a thiazide diuretic. The aim of the present study is to investigate the effects of a short-term treatment with lercanidipine, and to compare two combination treatments: lercanidipine + enalapril vs. lercanidipine + hydrochlorothiazide on structural alterations in retinal arterioles, on skin capillary density and on large artery distensibility...
June 24, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647881/alterations-in-soil-microbial-communities-caused-by-treatments-with-penicillin-or-neomycin
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Qichun Zhang, Ouyang Kang, Salma Jabeen, Warren A Dick
Antibiotic residues in soils can lead to serious health risk and ecological hazards. In this study, the effects of penicillin and neomycin, two antibiotics widely used in animal production, were investigated on soil bacterial communities. Changes in the community structure were monitored using three 16S ribosomal DNA (rDNA) polymerase chain reaction-based approaches, including denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE), amplified rDNA restriction analysis (ARDRA), and terminal-restriction fragment length polymorphism (T-RFLP) analysis...
June 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647878/selection-of-zygosaccharomyces-rouxii-strains-resistant-to-cadmium-with-improved-removal-abilities-through-ultraviolet-diethyl-sulfate-cooperative-mutagenesis
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Yu Liu, Ying Xu, Dongfeng Wang, Wei Jiang
Cd(2+) resistance and bioaccumulation capacity were selected from parental Zygosaccharomyces rouxii (CRZ-0) while maintaining NaCl tolerance using protoplast mutagenesis technology. Ultraviolet-diethyl sulfate (UV-DES) cooperative mutagenesis, followed by preliminary screening and rescreening, was used to select the mutant strain CRZ-9. CRZ-9 grew better than CRZ-0 in YPD medium with 20 or 50 mg L(-1) of Cd(2+). Scanning electron microscopy observations and flow cytometry tests indicated that CRZ-9 was more effective at eliminating reactive oxygen species (ROS) generated by Cd(2+), which led to less cellular structural damage and lower lethality...
June 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647875/evaluating-the-efficiency-of-nuclear-energy-policies-an-empirical-examination-for-26-countries
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Giray Gozgor, Ender Demir
The decarbonization of the global economy is an urgent concern. As a potential solution, it can be important to understand the efficiency of nuclear energy policies. For this purpose, the paper analyzes whether there is a unit root in nuclear energy consumption in 26 countries and it uses the unit root tests with two endogenous (unknown) structural breaks. The paper finds that nuclear energy consumption is stationary around a level and the time trend in 25 of 26 countries and nuclear energy consumption contains a unit root only in France...
June 24, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647845/recent-progress-in-the-development-of-white-spot-syndrome-virus-vaccines-for-protecting-shrimp-against-viral-infection
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REVIEW
Shuying Feng, Chen Wang, Shu Hu, Qiongya Wu, Aifang Li
White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) has been extensively investigated since the white spot disease outbreak in shrimp in 1990. These investigations have mainly focused on determining the function of viral structural proteins, and on utilizing the envelope proteins as subunit vaccines to protect the host. These studies have shown that a WSSV vaccine can be a practical and effective approach for controlling WSSV infection. The development of such a vaccine has become an intense focus of research in the field. This research has resulted in significant progress in the development of WSSV vaccines...
June 24, 2017: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647836/from-medicinal-plant-extracts-to-defined-chemical-compounds-targeting-the-histamine-h4-receptor-curcuma-longa-in-the-treatment-of-inflammation
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Annika Frank, Saleh Abu-Lafi, Azmi Adawi, Johannes S Schwed, Holger Stark, Anwar Rayan
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to evaluate the activity of seven medicinal, anti-inflammatory plants at the hH4R with focus on defined chemical compounds from Curcuma longa. MATERIALS: Activities were analyzed with membrane preparations from Sf9 cells, transiently expressing the hH4R, Gαi2 and Gβ1γ2 subunits. METHODS: From the methanolic extract of C. longa curcumin (1), demethoxycurcumin (2) and bis(4-hydroxy-cinnamoyl)methane (3) were isolated, purified with HPLC (elution-time 10...
June 24, 2017: Inflammation Research: Official Journal of the European Histamine Research Society ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647813/ghvln4-is-involved-in-cell-elongation-via-regulation-of-actin-organization
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Fenni Lv, Mingya Han, Dongdong Ge, Hui Dong, Xiaotong Zhang, Lifeng Li, Peipei Zhang, Zhongqi Zhang, Jing Sun, Kang Liu, Youlu Yuan
GhVLN4 exhibited activity of cross-linking actin filaments into bundles. Overexpression of GhVLN4 increased the abundance of thick actin bundles and resulted in longer cell phenotypes. Actin bundle is a dynamic, higher-order cytoskeleton structure that is essential for cell expansion. Villin is one of the major proteins responsible for crosslinking actin filaments into bundles. However, this kind of actin binding protein has rarely been investigated in cotton. In the present work, a cotton villin gene was molecularly cloned from Upland cotton and denominated as GhVLN4...
June 24, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647805/a-comprehensive-health-profile-of-guyanese-immigrants-aged-18-64-in-schenectady-new-york
#17
Akiko S Hosler, Jamie R Kammer
Guyanese immigrants are the 5th largest foreign-born group in NY State, but sparse literature is available on their health status and health needs. A community-based health interview survey of Schenectady NY residents aged 18-64 (N = 1861) was analyzed. Bivariate comparisons between Guyanese respondents and White, Black, and Hispanic respondents were made for each variable to identify disparities. As predominantly low SES immigrants, Guyanese adults were less likely to be covered by health insurance, have a usual place for care, and receive cancer screenings...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647801/prognostic-factors-of-atrial-fibrillation-following-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
#18
Mantas Kievišas, Vytenis Keturakis, Egidijus Vaitiekūnas, Lukas Dambrauskas, Loreta Jankauskienė, Šarūnas Kinduris
OBJECTIVE: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is the most common complication after cardiac surgery. To prevent this complication, routine pharmacological prophylactic drugs could be administered. Our study aimed to analyze the various perioperative factors associated with the development of POAF after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. METHODS: This prospective study included 617 patients, who received CABG surgery in the year 2014. RESULTS: There were 429 (69...
June 24, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647793/training-in-robotic-surgery-an-overview
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REVIEW
Ashwin N Sridhar, Tim P Briggs, John D Kelly, Senthil Nathan
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There has been a rapid and widespread adoption of the robotic surgical system with a lag in the development of a comprehensive training and credentialing framework. A literature search on robotic surgical training techniques and benchmarks was conducted to provide an evidence-based road map for the development of a robotic surgical skills for the novice robotic surgeon. RECENT FINDINGS: A structured training curriculum is suggested incorporating evidence-based training techniques and benchmarks for progress...
August 2017: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647785/fertility-preservation-for-trans-men-frozen-thawed-in-vitro-matured-oocytes-collected-at-the-time-of-ovarian-tissue-processing-exhibit-normal-meiotic%C3%A2-spindles
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S Lierman, K Tilleman, K Braeckmans, K Peynshaert, S Weyers, G T'Sjoen, P De Sutter
PURPOSES: At the moment of sex reassignment surgery (SRS), the ovarian tissue is sometimes cryopreserved as fertility preservation option for female-to-male trans men, also called trans men. During this preparation, cumulus-oocyte-complexes (COCs) can be found and in vitro matured. It is not known if these oocytes are developmentally competent. In order to use these oocytes for fertility preservation and subsequent fertilization, a normal spindle structure before and after vitrification is necessary...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
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