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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050461/comparison-of-clinical-utility-between-diaphragm-excursion-and-thickening-change-using-ultrasonography-to-predict-extubation-success
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Jung-Wan Yoo, Seung Jun Lee, Jong Deog Lee, Ho Cheol Kim
Background/Aims: Both diaphragmatic excursion and change in muscle thickening are measured using ultrasonography (US) to assess diaphragm function and mechanical ventilation weaning outcomes. However, which parameter can better predict successful extubation remains to be determined. The aim of this study was to compare the clinical utility of these two diaphragmatic parameters to predict extubation success. Methods: This study included patients subjected to extubation trial in the medical or surgical intensive care unit of a university-affiliated hospital from May 2015 through February 2016...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050459/third-party-regulatory-t-cells-prevent-murine-acute-graft-versus-host-disease
#2
Jung-Yeon Lim, Keon-Il Im, Yunejin Song, Nayoun Kim, Young-Sun Nam, Young-Woo Jeon, Seok-Goo Cho
Background/Aims: Adoptive therapy with regulatory T (Treg) cells to prevent graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) would benefit from a strategy to improve homing to the sites of inflammation following hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Although donor-derived Treg cells have mainly been used in these models, third-party-derived Treg cells are a promising alternative for cell-based immunotherapy, as they can be screened for pathogens and cell activity, and banked for GVHD prevention...
October 19, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050458/endoscopic-treatment-of-jejunal-heterotopic-gastric-mucosa-that-caused-recurrent-intussusception
#3
Ke Ryun Ahn, Ja Seol Koo, Hwan Il Kim, Ji Hye Kim, Jee Hyun Lee, Seung Young Kim, Sung Woo Jung, Sang Woo Lee
Heterotopic gastric mucosa (HGM) is a rare anomaly in the small bowel and may be the cause of intussusception when it gets a lead point in the jejunum. All cases of intussusception due to intestinal HGM have been treated with surgical resection. A 5-year-old girl presented with chief complaints of vomiting and abdominal pain for 2 weeks. A computed tomography scan of the abdomen showed intussusception at the proximal jejunal loops. Three air reductions and one saline reduction were attempted without success...
October 18, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050351/the-prognostic-significance-of-preoperative-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-and-left-atrial-enlargement-on-acute-coronary-syndrome-in-kidney-transplantation
#4
Jin Ho Hwang, Jun-Bean Park, Yong-Jin Kim, Jung Nam An, Jaeseok Yang, Curie Ahn, In Mok Jung, Chun Soo Lim, Yon Su Kim, Young Hoon Kim, Jung Pyo Lee
Echocardiography is commonly performed as a screening test to evaluate perioperative risks before kidney transplantation. However, only limited data are available on echocardiographic parameters of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) and left atrial enlargement (LAE) on acute coronary syndrome and mortality in kidney transplant recipients. We reviewed 2779 adult recipients who underwent pretransplant echocardiography from 1997 to 2012. We divided the patients into two and four groups by two categories: LVDD grades 0-1 vs...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050348/imatinib-dose-escalation-versus-sunitinib-as-a-second-line-treatment-against-advanced-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Jun-Te Hsu, Puo-Hsien Le, Chang-Fu Kuo, Meng-Jiun Chiou, Chia-Jung Kuo, Tsung-Hsing Chen, Chun-Jung Lin, Jen-Shi Chen, Huang-Pin Yu, Chun-Nan Yeh, Yi-Yin Jan, Ta-Sen Yeh
BACKGROUND: Although treatment with imatinib in advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) patients has led to significant clinical benefits, the disease will eventually progress due to imatinib resistance. Treatment options after failure of first-line imatinib include imatinib dose escalation or shifting to sunitinib. However, there is no large-scale study to compare the efficacy difference between these two treatment strategies or the role of surgery. RESULTS: This study recruited 521 advanced GIST patients including 246, 125, and 150 placed in groups 1, 2, and 3, respectively...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050342/role-of-the-cyp3a4-mediated-11-12-epoxyeicosatrienoic-acid-pathway-in-the-development-of-tamoxifen-resistant-breast-cancer
#6
Nguyen Thi Thuy Phuong, Ji Won Kim, Jung-Ae Kim, Jang Su Jeon, Ji-Yoon Lee, Wen Jun Xu, Jin Won Yang, Sang Kyum Kim, Keon Wook Kang
Epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (EET) production via cytochrome P450 (CYP) epoxygenases closely correlates with the progression of breast cancer. However, its role in the development of chemoresistant breast cancers has yet to be elucidated. Here, we found that CYP3A4 expression and its epoxy-product, 11,12-epoxyeicosatrienoic acid (11,12-EET) was enhanced in tamoxifen (TAM)-resistant MCF-7 (TAMR-MCF-7) breast cancer cells compared to control MCF-7 cells. Treatment of TAMR-MCF-7 cells with ketoconazole and azamulin (selective CYP3A4 inhibitors) or 14,15-epoxyeicosa-5(Z)-enoic acid (14,15-EEZE, an EET antagonist) inhibited cellular proliferation and recovered the sensitivity to 4-hydroxytamoxifen...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050303/dysregulated-expression-of-homeobox-family-genes-may-influence-survival-outcomes-of-patients-with-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-analysis-of-data-from-the-cancer-genome-atlas
#7
Kyung Jin Eoh, Hee Jung Kim, Jung-Yun Lee, Eun Ji Nam, Sunghoon Kim, Sang Wun Kim, Young Tae Kim
Homeobox (HOX) family genes encode key transcription factors for embryogenesis and may be correlated with carcinogenesis. The aim of this study was to elucidate whether aberrant expression of HOX genes influences outcomes in epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). Gene expression data and clinicopathologic information from 630 patients with EOC were downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas database. We explored correlations between expression levels of HOX gene family members and clinicopathological variables. Higher expression of HOXA1, A4, A5, A7, A10, A11, B13, C13, D1, and D3 was associated with advanced FIGO stage...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050291/natural-killer-cell-activity-for-ifn-gamma-production-as-a-supportive-diagnostic-marker-for-gastric-cancer
#8
Jongmi Lee, Ki Hyun Park, Ji Hyeong Ryu, Hyun Jin Bae, Aeran Choi, Hyeyoung Lee, Jihyang Lim, Kyungja Han, Cho Hyun Park, Eun Sun Jung, Eun-Jee Oh
BACKGROUND/AIM: Decreased Natural killer cell activity (NKA) for interferon-gamma production (NKA-IFNγ) has been reported in cancer patients. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic performance of NKA-IFNγ for gastric cancer (GC). RESULTS: NKA-IFNγ levels were decreased in 261 GC patients with all stages of tumor compared to those in 48 healthy donors (P < 0.001), and lower levels of NKA-IFNγ were associated with higher GC stages. NKA-IFNγ levels were also associated with clinicopathological parameters including tumor size, depth of invasion, and lymph node metastasis...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050265/reactive-oxygen-species-dependent-phosphorylation-of-the-liver-kinase-b1-amp-activated-protein-kinase-acetyl-coa-carboxylase-signaling-is-critically-involved-in-apoptotic-effect-of-lambertianic-acid-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
#9
Arong Jeong, Ju-Ha Kim, Hyo-Jung Lee, Sung-Hoon Kim
Though lambertianic acid (LA) is reported to have hypolipidemic activity in liver, its underlying anticancer mechanism is poorly understood so far. Thus, in the present study, apoptotic mechanism of LA was elucidated in HepG2 and SK-Hep1 hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. Here LA increased cytotoxicity, sub-G1 population and Annexin V/PI positive cells in two HCC cells. Also, LA cleaved caspase-3 and poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP), activated phosphorylation of liver kinase B1 (LKB1)/AMP activated protein kinase (AMPK)/ acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) pathway and also suppressed antiapoptotic proteins such as phosphorylation of Akt/ mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and the expression of B cell lymphoma-2 (Bcl-2)/ B-cell lymphoma-extra large (Bcl-xL) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in two HCC cells...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050212/recombination-activating-gene-2-null-severe-combined-immunodeficient-pigs-and-mice-engraft-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-differently
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Yun-Jung Choi, EunSu Kim, Abu Musa Md Talimur Reza, Kwonho Hong, Hyuk Song, Chankyu Park, Seong-Keun Cho, Kiho Lee, Randall S Prather, Jin-Hoi Kim
This study comparatively investigated the transcriptional, physiological, and phenotypic differences of the immune disorder between severe combined immunodeficient (SCID) mouse and pig models. We discovered that the recombination activating gene-2 (Rag-2) SCID mice, but not RAG-2 SCID pigs, showed intense, infrequent, and mild cluster of CD3(+)-, CD4(+)-, and CD8(+) signals respectively, suggesting that distinct species-specific effects exist. Furthermore, the expression of six relevant genes (NFATC1, CD79B, CD2, BLNK, FOXO1, and CD40) was more downregulated than that in the Rag-2 SCID mice, which provides a partial rationale for the death of T/B cells in the lymphoid organs of RAG-2 SCID pigs but not in Rag-2 SCID mice...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050208/hif-1%C3%AE-crat-mir-144-3p-axis-dysregulation-promotes-osteoarthritis-chondrocyte-apoptosis-and-vlcfa-accumulation
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Jinsoo Song, Yeon-Ho Kang, Sik Yoon, Churl-Hong Chun, Eun-Jung Jin
The functional role(s) of peroxisomes in osteoarthritis remains unclear. We demonstrated that peroxisomal dysfunction in osteoarthritis is responsible for very-long-chain fatty acid (VLCFA) accumulation. Through gene-profiling analyses, we identified CRAT as the gene responsible for this event. CRAT expression was suppressed in osteoarthritis chondrocytes, and its knockdown yielded pathological osteoarthritic characteristics, including VLCFA accumulation, apoptosis, autophagic inhibition, and mitochondrial dysfunction...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049988/magnolia-officinalis-bark-extract-induces-depolarization-of-pacemaker-potentials-through-m2-and-m3-muscarinic-receptors-in-cultured-murine-small-intestine-interstitial-cells-of-cajal
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Hyun Jung Kim, Taewon Han, Yun Tai Kim, Insuk So, Byung Joo Kim
BACKGROUND: Magnolia officinalis Rehder and EH Wilson (M. officinalis) are traditional Chinese medicines widely used for gastrointestinal (GI) tract motility disorder in Asian countries. We investigated the effects of an ethanol extract of M. officinalis (MOE) on the pacemaker potentials of cultured interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) in vitro and its effects on GI motor functions in vivo. METHODS: We isolated ICCs from small intestines, and the whole-cell patch-clamp configuration was used to record the pacemaker potentials in cultured ICCs in vitro...
October 19, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049922/effect-of-co-culture-canine-cumulus-and-oviduct-cells-with-porcine-oocytes-during-maturation-and-subsequent-embryo-development-of-parthenotes-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Seok Hee Lee, Hyun Ju Oh, Min Jung Kim, Geon A Kim, Yoo Bin Choi, Young Kwang Jo, Erif Maha Nugraha Setyawan, Byeong Chun Lee
In the estrus stage, canine oocytes are surrounded by cumulus cells and undergo maturation in the oviduct for 2-3 days after ovulation. We hypothesized that canine oviduct cells (cOC) and canine cumulus cells (cCC) during this stage might affect the maturation of oocytes and thereby improve subsequent embryo development. Therefore, the objective of this study was to compare the effects of a cOC and cCC co-culture on oocyte in vitro maturation (IVM) and subsequent embryo development, and to analyze the gene expressions in a molecular fashion what co-culture actually gives the specific pathways in which the co-culture cells act to improve maturation and embryo development...
October 3, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049897/nonenzymatic-flexible-field-effect-transistor-based-glucose-sensor-fabricated-using-nio-quantum-dots-modified-zno-nanorods
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Da-Un-Jin Jung, Rafiq Ahmad, Yoon-Bong Hahn
Herein, we fabricated nonenzymatic flexible field-effect transistor (f-FET) based glucose sensor using nickel oxide quantum dots (NiO QDs) modified zinc oxide nanorods (ZnO NRs). The ZnO NRs surfaces were coated with NiO QDs using radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering to enhance the electrocatalytic feature and the surface area of ZnO NRs. Under physiological conditions (pH 7.4), the nonenzymatic f-FET glucose sensor shows two linear ranges of 0.001-10mM and 10-50mM with the high sensitivity of 13.14μAcm(-2)mM(-1) and 7...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049607/dose-response-association-of-cd8-tumor-infiltrating-lymphocytes-and-survival-time-in-high-grade-serous-ovarian-cancer
#15
Ellen L Goode, Matthew S Block, Kimberly R Kalli, Robert A Vierkant, Wenqian Chen, Zachary C Fogarty, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Aleksandra Toloczko, Alexander Hein, Aliecia L Bouligny, Allan Jensen, Ana Osorio, Andreas D Hartkopf, Andy Ryan, Anita Chudecka-Glaz, Anthony M Magliocco, Arndt Hartmann, Audrey Y Jung, Bo Gao, Brenda Y Hernandez, Brooke L Fridley, Bryan M McCauley, Catherine J Kennedy, Chen Wang, Chloe Karpinskyj, Christiani B de Sousa, Daniel G Tiezzi, David L Wachter, Esther Herpel, Florin Andrei Taran, Francesmary Modugno, Gregg Nelson, Jan Lubinski, Janusz Menkiszak, Jennifer Alsop, Jenny Lester, Jesús García-Donas, Jill Nation, Jillian Hung, José Palacios, Joseph H Rothstein, Joseph L Kelley, Jurandyr M de Andrade, Luis Robles-Díaz, Maria P Intermaggio, Martin Widschwendter, Matthias W Beckmann, Matthias Ruebner, Mercedes Jimenez-Linan, Naveena Singh, Oleg Oszurek, Paul R Harnett, Peter F Rambau, Peter Sinn, Philipp Wagner, Prafull Ghatage, Raghwa Sharma, Robert P Edwards, Roberta B Ness, Sandra Orsulic, Sara Y Brucker, Sharon E Johnatty, Teri A Longacre, Ursula Eilber, Valerie McGuire, Weiva Sieh, Yanina Natanzon, Zheng Li, Alice S Whittemore, Anna deFazio, Annette Staebler, Beth Y Karlan, Blake Gilks, David D Bowtell, Estrid Høgdall, Francisco J Candido Dos Reis, Helen Steed, Ian G Campbell, Jacek Gronwald, Javier Benítez, Jennifer M Koziak, Jenny Chang-Claude, Kirsten B Moysich, Linda E Kelemen, Linda S Cook, Marc T Goodman, María José García, Peter A Fasching, Stefan Kommoss, Suha Deen, Susanne K Kjaer, Usha Menon, James D Brenton, Paul D P Pharoah, Georgia Chenevix-Trench, David G Huntsman, Stacey J Winham, Martin Köbel, Susan J Ramus
Importance: Cytotoxic CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs) participate in immune control of epithelial ovarian cancer; however, little is known about prognostic patterns of CD8+ TILs by histotype and in relation to other clinical factors. Objective: To define the prognostic role of CD8+ TILs in epithelial ovarian cancer. Design, Setting, and Participants: This was a multicenter observational, prospective survival cohort study of the Ovarian Tumor Tissue Analysis Consortium...
October 12, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049519/association-of-bone-mineral-density-with-the-risk-of-intracranial-aneurysm
#16
Yong-Won Shin, Kyung-Il Park, Jangsup Moon, Soon-Tae Lee, Kon Chu, Sang Kun Lee, Jae-Kyu Roh, Keun-Hwa Jung
Importance: Disruption of extracellular matrix integrity is critically involved in both intracranial aneurysm and bone fragility. Furthermore, both intracranial aneurysm and osteoporosis have a female predominance, and sex hormones are considered to affect this discrepancy. Objective: To evaluate the association between bone mineral density and intracranial aneurysm. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional study conducted with 14 328 patients who underwent brain magnetic resonance angiography and bone mineral densitometry as a part of a health examination at a specialized center for comprehensive health examination in Seoul, the largest metropolitan area in the Republic of Korea, between December 2004 and November 2015...
October 16, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049380/persistent-smoking-after-a-cardiovascular-event-a-nationwide-retrospective-study-in-korea
#17
Yoo Kyoung Lim, Dong Wook Shin, Hyeon Suk Kim, Jae Moon Yun, Jung-Hyun Shin, Hyejin Lee, Hye Yeon Koo, Min Jung Kim, Jeong Yeon Yoon, Mi Hee Cho
Smoking is a major risk factor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) such as stroke and ischemic heart disease. Prior studies have observed people continued smoking even after being diagnosed with CVD. However, population-level data regarding smoking behavior changes among people who are diagnosed with CVD are still lacking. From the National Health Insurance sample cohort database, we identified 1,700 patients diagnosed as having CVD between 2003 and 2012, and underwent the national health screening examination in the year before and after the CVD event...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049347/correlative-microscopy-of-the-constituents-of-a-dinosaur-rib-fossil-and-hosting-mudstone-implications-on-diagenesis-and-fossil-preservation
#18
Jung-Kyun Kim, Yong-Eun Kwon, Sang-Gil Lee, Chang-Yeon Kim, Jin-Gyu Kim, Min Huh, Eunji Lee, Youn-Joong Kim
We have applied correlative microscopy to identify the key constituents of a dorsal rib fossil from Koreanosaurus boseongensis and its hosting mudstone discovered at the rich fossil site in Boseong, South Korea, to investigate the factors that likely contributed to diagenesis and the preservation of fossil bone. Calcite and illite were the commonly occurring phases in the rib bone, hosting mudstone, and the boundary region in-between. The boundary region may have contributed to bone preservation once it fully formed by acting as a protective shell...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049314/evaluation-of-characteristic-of-human-turbinate-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-cultured-in-the-serum-free-media
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Se Hwan Hwang, WeonSun Lee, Sang Hi Park, Hee Jin Lee, Sun Hwa Park, Dong Chang Lee, Mi Hyun Lim, Sang A Back, Byeong Gon Yun, Jung Ho Jeun, Jung Yeon Lim, Jun Myung Kang, Sung Won Kim
We evaluated the effect of serum-free and xeno-cultivation (SFXFM) on the characterization, proliferation, and differentiation properties of human nasal stem cells (airway tissue; hTMSCs). hTMSCs were isolated from 10 patients, after which patient samples were separated into two groups, an SFXFM group and a control group. The control group was treated with bovine serum-containing medium. FACS analysis revealed that SFXFM-cultured hTMSCs maintained a characteristic mesenchymal stem cell phenotype. hTMSC proliferation was not influenced by SFXFM...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049308/the-relationship-between-intradialytic-hypotension-and-vascular-calcification-in-hemodialysis-patients
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AJin Cho, Young-Ki Lee, Jieun Oh, Jong-Woo Yoon, Dong Ho Shin, Hee Jung Jeon, Myung-Jin Choi, Jung-Woo Noh
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification is associated with structural and functional abnormality of the heart and blood vessels. We investigated the relationship between intradialytic hypotension (IDH) and vascular calcification in hemodialysis (HD) patients, and their impacts on cardiovascular events (CVEs). METHOD: We enrolled 191 maintenance HD patients who underwent plain abdomen radiography for abdominal aortic calcification score (AACS). A nadir systolic blood pressure (BP) < 90 mm Hg or the requirement of bolus fluid administration was required to quantify the hypotension diagnosis...
2017: PloS One
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