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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550593/impact-of-black-soldier-fly-larval-meal-on-growth-performance-apparent-digestibility-haematological-and-blood-chemistry-indices-of-guinea-fowl-starter-keets-under-tropical-conditions
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P A Wallace, J K Nyameasem, G A Adu-Aboagye, S Affedzie-Obresi, E K Nkegbe, N Karbo, F Murray, W Leschen, P -O Maquart
In order to assess the impact of larval meal on guinea fowl, six iso-caloric and iso-nitrogenous diets were fed to day-old-keets ad libitum till 8 weeks of age. Water was also freely provided. The fishmeal (FM) component of the experimental diets was replaced with black soldier fly larval meal (BSFLM) in the following percentage ratios of 0-100%. Results showed that body weight gain significantly (P < 0.05) increased in all the BSFLM treatment groups compared to the control group. The final body weight of the birds at age 8 weeks differed significantly (P < 0...
May 26, 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548649/aqueous-humor-endothelin-1-and-total-retinal-blood-flow-in-patients-with-non-proliferative-diabetic-retinopathy
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L-A Khuu, F Tayyari, J M Sivak, J G Flanagan, S Singer, M H Brent, D Huang, O Tan, C Hudson
PurposeThe purpose of this study was to determine the association between aqueous ET-1 levels and total retinal blood flow (TRBF) in patients with non-insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and early non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR).Patients and methodsA total of 15 age-matched controls and 15 T2DM patients with NPDR were recruited into the study. Aqueous humor (~80-120 μl) was collected before cataract surgery to measure the levels of ET-1 using suspension multiplex array technology...
May 26, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546754/patient-perceived-health-related-quality-of-life-before-and-after-laparoscopic-aortobifemoral-bypass
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Syed Sh Kazmi, Anne H Krog, Simen T Berge, Jon O Sundhagen, Mehdi Sahba, Ragnhild S Falk
BACKGROUND: In patients operated with laparoscopic aortobifemoral bypass (LABFB) for atherosclerotic obstruction in aortoiliac segment, the main focus of the reports published during the last two decades has been morbidity and mortality. The primary objective of this study was to examine the health-related quality of life (HRQL) in these patients before and after LABFB. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients (27 females) with Trans-Atlantic Inter-Society Consensus II, type D lesions were prospectively included...
2017: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540563/offering-self-administered-oral-hiv-testing-as-a-choice-to-truck-drivers-in-kenya-predictors-of-uptake-and-need-for-guidance-while-self-testing
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Elizabeth A Kelvin, Gavin George, Eva Mwai, Eston N Nyaga, Joanne E Mantell, Matthew L Romo, Jacob O Odhiambo, Kaymarlin Govender
We assessed predictors of choosing self-administered oral HIV testing in the clinic with supervision versus the standard provider-administered blood test when offered the choice among 149 Kenyan truck drivers, described the types of guidance participants needed during self-testing and predictors of needing guidance. Overall, 56.38% of participants chose the self-test, 23.49% the provider-administered test, and 20.13% refused testing. In the adjusted regression models, each additional unit on the fatalism and self-efficacy scales was associated with 0...
May 24, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539861/a-5-year-review-of-pattern-of-placenta-previa-in-ilorin-nigeria
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L O Omokanye, A W O Olatinwo, A G Salaudeen, A D Ajiboye, K A Durowade
BACKGROUND: Placenta previa, a major cause of obstetric hemorrhage, is potentially life-threatening to the mother and frequently results in high perinatal morbidity and mortality. METHODOLOGY: This is a retrospective study of all cases of placenta previa managed at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital over a 5-year from January 2011 to December 2015. A pro forma template was used to harvest information from case notes of patients involved in the study. RESULTS: There were a total of 10,250 deliveries over the 5-year study and 164 cases of placenta previa were managed during this period; giving an incidence of 1...
April 2017: International Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533752/protocatechuic-acid-a-phenolic-from-sansevieria-roxburghiana-leaves-suppresses-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-via-stimulating-glucose-metabolism-ameliorating-oxidative-stress-and-inhibiting-inflammation
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Niloy Bhattacharjee, Tarun K Dua, Ritu Khanra, Swarnalata Joardar, Ashis Nandy, Achintya Saha, Vincenzo De Feo, Saikat Dewanjee
Persistent hyperglycemia, impairment of redox status and establishment of inflammatory pathophysiology integrally play important role in the pathogenesis of diabetic cardiomyopathy (DC). Present study examined the therapeutic potential of protocatechuic acid isolated from the Sansevieria roxburghiana rhizomes against DC employing rodent model of type 2 diabetes (T2D). T2D was induced by high fat diet + a low-single dose of streptozotocin (35 mg/kg, i.p.). T2D rats exhibited significantly (p < 0.01) high fasting blood glucose level...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532261/abo-blood-types-and-postpartum-depression-among-chinese-women-a-prospective-cohort-study-in-tianjin-china
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Chunhua Song, Junhong Leng, Leishen Wang, Wei Li, Shuang Zhang, Wei Wang, Pingying Liu, Jing Zhang, Bin Xie, Weidong Li, Juliana Cn Chan, Xilin Yang
Postpartum depression is associated with adverse consequences for mother and offspring. The heritable ABO blood group has been associated with multiple diseases, including mental illness and diabetes. We explored the association of ABO blood group and postpartum depressive symptoms (PPDS) in a population-based cohort of pregnant Chinese women. From 2010 to August 2012, we recruited 8842 pregnant women with a mean age of 28.5 years (SD: 2.94) and mean body mass index of 22.4kg/m(2) (SD: 3.45) in Tianjin, China...
May 22, 2017: Women & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531311/the-genotypes-of-orientia-tsutsugamushi-identified-in-scrub-typhus-patients-in-northern-vietnam
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Hang L K Nguyen, Hang T T Pham, Tinh V Nguyen, Phuong Vm Hoang, Mai T Q Le, Taichiro Takemura, Futoshi Hasebe, Daisuke Hayasaka, Akio Yamada, Kozue Hotta
Background: There are an estimated one million patients with scrub typhus in the Asia-Pacific region. There are few reports describing the incidence of scrub typhus in Vietnam. Methods: Blood samples collected from 63 patients clinically diagnosed as having scrub typhus from July 2015 to September 2016 were subjected to genotyping of Orientia tsutsugamushi. Results and Conclusions: Of these patients, 42 (67%) tested positive for O. tsutsugamushi, and the most common genotype was identified to be Karp (55%)...
May 22, 2017: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526416/treatment-strategy-for-type-2-diabetes-with-obesity-focus-on-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonists
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REVIEW
Qiuhe Ji
PURPOSE: The progressive nature of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) calls for step-wise intensification of therapy for maintaining normal glycemic levels and lowering cardiovascular (CV) risk. Because obesity is a prominent risk factor and comorbidity of T2DM, it further elevates the CV risk in T2DM. Therefore, it is vital to manage weight, obesity, and glycemic parameters for effective T2DM management. Few oral antidiabetic drugs (sulfonylureas and thiazolidinediones) and insulin are not suitable for obese patients with T2DM because these drugs cause weight gain...
May 16, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525638/glucokinase-gene-may-be-a-more-suitable-target-than-the-insulin-gene-for-detection-of-beta-cell-death
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J Sklenarova, L Petruzelkova, S Kolouskova, J Lebl, Z Sumnik, O Cinek
Detection and quantification of unmethylated circulating insulin (INS) DNA presumably released from beta cells has been previously used for assessing their destruction. As the targets within the INS gene suffer from suboptimal specificity, we sought to improve the assay parameters by using the glucokinase gene (GCK) tissue-specific pancreatic promoter.The amount of methylated and unmethylated GCK DNA was measured using a droplet PCR assay, and compared with the previously published INS-targeted assay. The method was tested using synthetic target sequences and DNA from pancreatic islets, blood, brain, kidney, large intestine, liver, lung, small intestine and stomach...
May 18, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522373/population-pharmacokinetics-of-carvedilol-enantiomers-and-their-metabolites-in-type-2-diabetes-and-healthy-subjects
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Glauco H B Nardotto, Vera L Lanchote, Eduardo B Coelho, Oscar Della Pasqua
Carvedilol, a drug available as a racemic mixture, is eliminated as hydroxyphenylcarvedilol (OHC) by CYP2D6 and O-desmethylcarvedilol (DMC) by CYP2C9 followed by conjugation to glucuronides. In contrast to other β-adrenergic receptor antagonists, carvedilol does not induce insulin resistance or worsen glycaemic control in the diabetic hypertensive patients. This study aims to investigate the implications of type 2 diabetes (T2DM) on the pharmacokinetics of carvedilol enantiomers using an integrated population pharmacokinetic modelling approach...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515743/acute-phase-proteins-and-oxidative-stress-in-patients-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-comparison-of-cardioplegia-strategy
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Dariusz Plicner, Jarosław Stoliński, Anna Rzucidło-Hymczak, Bogusław Kapelak, Anetta Undas
INTRODUCTION: Several strategies are still being introduced to cardiac surgery techniques to reduce the signs of the inflammatory response and oxidative stress. Many efforts have been made to develop the best possible method for myocardial protection. AIM: To assess the effect of the cardioplegia strategy on the systemic inflammatory response and oxidative stress. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A group of 238 consecutive, elective on-pump coronary artery bypass graft patients (CABG; 183 men, aged 64...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513884/oxidized-quasi-carbon-nitride-quantum-dots-inhibit-ice-growth
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Guoying Bai, Zhiping Song, Hongya Geng, Dong Gao, Kai Liu, Shuwang Wu, Wei Rao, Liangqia Guo, Jianjun Wang
Antifreeze proteins (AFPs), a type of high-efficiency but expensive and often unstable biological antifreeze, have stimulated substantial interest in the search for synthetic mimics. However, only a few reported AFP mimics display thermal hysteresis, and general criteria for the design of AFP mimics remain unknown. Herein, oxidized quasi-carbon nitride quantum dots (OQCNs) are synthesized through an up-scalable bottom-up approach. They exhibit thermal-hysteresis activity, an ice-crystal shaping effect, and activity on ice-recrystallization inhibition...
May 17, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512557/increased-vasoocclusive-crises-in-o-blood-group-sickle-cell-disease-patients-association-with-underlying-thrombospondin-levels
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M Al Huneini, S Alkindi, V Panjwani, K Al Falahi, B Al Balushi, D Gravell, C H Ho, R Krishnamoorthy, A V Pathare
OBJECTIVES: To explore the incidence of vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) in Blood Group "O" sickle cell disease (SCD) patients, and correlate it with the blood group and thrombospondin (TSP) levels. METHODS: In 89 consecutive SCD patients, blood samples were obtained for von Williebrand factor (vWF:Ag) antigen, collagen binding activity (CBA), ristocetin binding activity (RCo), blood group typing, C-reactive protein (CRP), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), Serum TSP 1 and TSP 2 levels, complete blood counts (CBC), lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) levels, liver function (LFT) and renal function tests (RFT) during VOC episodes and in steady state conditions...
2017: Mediterranean Journal of Hematology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507916/past-present-and-future-of-kidney-paired-donation-transplantation-in-india
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REVIEW
Vivek B Kute, Himanshu V Patel, Pankaj R Shah, Pranjal R Modi, Veena R Shah, Sayyed J Rizvi, Bipin C Pal, Manisha P Modi, Priya S Shah, Umesh T Varyani, Pavan S Wakhare, Saiprasad G Shinde, Vijay A Ghodela, Minaxi H Patel, Varsha B Trivedi, Hargovind L Trivedi
One third of healthy willing living kidney donors are rejected due to ABO blood group incompatibility and donor specific antibody. This increases pre-transplant dialysis duration leading to increased morbidity and mortality on the kidney transplantation waiting list. Over the last decade kidney paired donation is most rapidly increased source of living kidney donors. In a kidney transplantation program dominated by living donor kidney transplantation, kidney paired donation is a legal and valid alternative strategy to increase living donor kidney transplantation...
April 24, 2017: World Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503726/baroreflex-dysfunction-and-augmented-sympathetic-nerve-responses-during-mental-stress-in-veterans-with-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd
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Jeanie Park, Paul J Marvar, Peizhou Liao, Melanie L Kankam, Seth D Norrholm, Ryan M Downey, S Ashley McCullough, Ngoc-Anh Le, Barbara O Rothbaum
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is associated with increased cardiovascular (CV) risk. We tested the hypothesis that PTSD patients have augmented sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and hemodynamic reactivity during mental stress, and impaired arterial baroreflex sensitivity (BRS). 14 otherwise healthy Veterans with combat-related PTSD were compared to 14 matched Controls without PTSD.  Muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA), continuous blood pressure (BP), and electrocardiography were measured at baseline, and during two types of mental stress:  combat-related mental stress using virtual reality combat exposure (VRCE); and noncombat related stress using mental arithmetic (MA)...
May 14, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502905/inhibition-of-proinflammatory-mediators-by-coumaroyl-lupendioic-acid-a-new-lupane-type-triterpene-from-careya-arborea-on-inflammation-induced-animal-model
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Rayhana Begum, Manjur Ali Sheliya, Showkat R Mir, Ekta Singh, Manju Sharma
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Careya arborea Roxb. (Lecythidaceae) is a large tree found throughout India in deciduous forests and grasslands. C. arborea is traditionally used in tumors, inflammation, anthelmintic, bronchitis, epileptic fits, astringents, antidote to snake-venom, skin disease, diarrhea, dysentery with bloody stools, dyspepsia, ulcer, tooth ache, and ear pain. AIM OF THE STUDY: In our previous work, the methanolic extract of Careya arborea stem bark showed significant anti-inflammatory activity...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500618/prognostic-value-of-abo-blood-types-in-young-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-nationwide-study-in-korean-breast-cancer-society
#18
Sungmin Park, Ku Sang Kim, Jeong-Soo Kim, Wonshik Han, Byeong-Woo Park, Seokwon Lee, Ye Won Jeon, Se Kyung Lee, Jonghan Yu, Jeong Eon Lee, Seok Won Kim, Seok Jin Nam
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between ABO blood types and breast cancer survival in young Korean patients. This was a retrospective study of 115,474 patients who were surgically treated for primary breast cancer between 1987 and 2011 in Korea. All data were collected by the Korean Breast Cancer Society (KBCS) online breast cancer registry. Each hospital serologically examined the ABO blood types of patients before surgery. There was no significant difference in overall survival (OS) or breast cancer-specific survival (BCSS) among ABO blood types...
June 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490423/declining-trends-of-cardiovascular-renal-complications-and-mortality-in-type-2-diabetes-the-hong-kong-diabetes-database
#19
Andrea O Y Luk, Eric M T Hui, Ming-Chuen Sin, Chun-Yip Yeung, Wing-Sun Chow, Andrew Y Y Ho, Hin-Fai Hung, Eva Kan, Chiu-Ming Ng, Wing-Yee So, Chi-Kin Yeung, Kin-Sang Chan, Kin-Wah Chan, Pang-Fai Chan, Shing-Chung Siu, Sau-Cheung Tiu, Vincent T F Yeung, Juliana C N Chan, Frank W K Chan, Clement Cheung, Ngai-Tseung Cheung, Siu-Tung Ho, Karen S L Lam, Linda W L Yu, David Chao, Ip-Tim Lau
OBJECTIVE: Nationwide studies on secular trends of diabetes complications are not available in Asia. We examined changes in risk factor control and incidence of complications from diabetes and death in a large longitudinal cohort of Chinese adults with type 2 diabetes in Hong Kong. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2012, 338,908 Chinese adults with type 2 diabetes underwent metabolic and complication assessment in 16 diabetes centers operated by Hong Kong Hospital Authority that provided care to a large majority of diagnosed patients...
May 10, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488693/icos-protects-against-mortality-from-acute-lung-injury-through-activation-of-il-5-ilc2s
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C L Hrusch, S T Manns, D Bryazka, J Casaos, C A Bonham, M R Jaffery, K M Blaine, K A M Mills, P A Verhoef, A O Adegunsoye, J W Williams, M Y Tjota, T V Moore, M E Strek, I Noth, A I Sperling
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a progressive lung disease causing irreversible lung scarring and loss of pulmonary function. IPF Patients suffer from a high rate of pulmonary infections and acute exacerbations of disease that further contribute to pulmonary decline. Low expression of the inducible T-cell costimulatory molecule (ICOS) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells predicts decreased survival of IPF patients, but the mechanisms by which ICOS protects are unclear. Using a model of bleomycin-induced lung injury and fibrosis, we now demonstrate that ICOS expression enhances survival from lung injury rather than regulating fibrogenesis...
May 10, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
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