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Daniel Jardines, Francesco Botrè, Cristiana Colamonici, Davide Curcio, Gemma Procida, Xavier de la Torre
The detection of the abuse of pseudo-endogenous steroids (testosterone and/or its precursors) is currently based on the application of the steroid module of the World Antidoping Agency (WADA), Athletes' Biological Passport (ABP), implemented through ADAMS. Diagnostic metabolites are monitored for every athlete and statistically evaluated with a predictive Bayesian approach. In the case of suspicious samples, the data of the ABP are confirmed and the isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) test is activated. We have previously demonstrated that IRMS enables confirmation of the non-endogenous origin of pseudo-endogenous steroids in otherwise non-suspicious samples, after a longitudinal evaluation of the ABP, even after the inclusion of additional long term diagnostic hydroxylated metabolites, and that the delta values of the parameters obtained during the IRMS confirmation process presented a much lesser variability compared to the parameters of the ABP...
October 12, 2016: Drug Testing and Analysis
Takumi Aota, Hideo Wada, Naoki Fujimoto, Yoshiki Yamashita, Takeshi Matsumoto, Kohshi Ohishi, Kei Suzuki, Hiroshi Imai, Masanobu Usui, Shuji Isaji, Toshimasa Uchiyama, Yoshinobu Seki, Naoyuki Katayama
We evaluated the diagnostic criteria for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), which was published by the Japanese Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (JSTH), in 232 patients with suspected DIC without hematopoietic injury or infection. The diagnoses of the patients were as follows: DIC (n = 116), pre-DIC (n = 54), and non-DIC (n = 63). The efficacy of the diagnostic criteria for DIC was evaluated using a receiver operating characteristic analysis. The area under the curve and odds ratio for the global coagulation test (GCT) scores in the diagnosis of "DIC" were high, whereas those for the diagnosis of "DIC and pre-DIC" were low, suggesting that the addition of a reduced platelet count (RPC), antithrombin (AT), and soluble fibrin (SF)/thrombin AT (TAT) complex was required to diagnose DIC and pre-DIC...
October 11, 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
Yuko Wada, Yukie Takaoka, Mitsuru Nozawa, Miho Goto, Ken-Ichi Shimokawa, Fumiyoshi Ishii
We measured the pH, water-vapor permeability, adhesive force, peeling-force, elongation rate, support flexibility, and peeling time of medicinal and over-the-counter (OTC) tape preparations containing felbinac. When measuring the pH of each preparation, Felnabion (pH 4.5) was weakly acidic, and EMEC and Tokuon (pH 7.0) were neutral. When measuring the water-vapor permeability of each preparation, that of a generic product, EMEC (380 g/m(2)/24h), was twice as high as that of a brand-name product, Seltouch (189 g/m(2)/24 h)...
October 4, 2016: Drug Discoveries & Therapeutics
Geoffrey D Miller, Vinod Nair, M Scott Morrison, Maggie Summers, Stuart E Willick, Daniel Eichner
The laboratory profile of intranasal testosterone gel has not been previously reported from an anti-doping perspective. Because intranasal testosterone gel is newly available as a commercial product, we sought to examine the laboratory parameters following administration of this formulation, with particular attention to anti-doping guidelines. Five healthy and active male subjects were administered testosterone intranasal gel three times daily for four weeks, using a five consecutive days on, two days off, pattern...
October 7, 2016: Drug Testing and Analysis
Takumi Aota, Hideo Wada, Naoki Fujimoto, Kazushi Sugimoto, Yoshiki Yamashita, Takeshi Matsumoto, Kohshi Ohishi, Kei Suzuki, Hiroshi Imai, Kazuo Kawasugi, Seiji Madoiwa, Hidesaku Asakura, Naoyuki Katayama
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the modified diagnostic criteria for disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), which was published by the Japanese Society of Thrombosis and Hemostasis (JSTH), in 274 suspected DIC patients with hematopoietic injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The diagnoses of the patients were as follows: DIC (n=125); pre-DIC (n=42) and non-DIC (n=107). The efficacy of the diagnostic criteria for DIC was evaluated using a receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis...
September 28, 2016: Thrombosis Research
Takuma Tsuzuki Wada, Kojiro Sato, Toshihide Mimura
We encountered a case of a middle-aged woman with systemic lupus erythematosus. As the patient had progressive peripheral neuropathy including foot drop, we intended to treat her with intensive immunosuppressive therapy as soon as possible. Pretreatment assessment, however, revealed multiple nodular lesions in the lungs and bones, suggesting disseminated tumor metastasis or miliary tuberculosis. To our surprise, gallium and bone scintigraphy as well as cytodiagnosis revealed no sign of malignancy or infection, leading us to suspect the presence of another multisystem disorder...
March 2016: Eur J Rheumatol
Tomoko Imura, Tomohiro Masuda, Yuji Wada, Masaki Tomonaga, Katsunori Okajima
Colour vision in primates is believed to be an adaptation for finding ripe fruit and young leaves. The contribution of the luminance distribution, which influences how humans evaluate the freshness of food, has not been explored with respect to the detection of subtle distinctions in food quality in non-human primates. We examined how chimpanzees, which are closely related to humans, perceive the freshness of foods. The findings suggest that chimpanzees were able to choose fresher cabbage based on both colour and grey-scale images...
October 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
Christian Görgens, Sven Guddat, Andreas Thomas, Philipp Wachsmuth, Anne-Katrin Orlovius, Gerd Sigmund, Mario Thevis, Wilhelm Schänzer
So far, in sports drug testing compounds of different classes are processed and measured using different screening procedures. The constantly increasing number of samples in doping analysis, as well as the large number of substances with doping related, pharmacological effects require the development of even more powerful assays than those already employed in sports drug testing, indispensably with reduced sample preparation procedures. The analysis of native urine samples after direct injection provides a promising analytical approach, which thereby possesses a broad applicability to many different compounds and their metabolites, without a time-consuming sample preparation...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
Futoshi Yamanaka, Koki Shishido, Tomoki Ochiai, Noriaki Moriyama, Kazuki Tobita, Tomoyuki Tani, Kyosuke Furuhashi, Kazuya Sugitatsu, Daisuke Hachinohe, Tadashi Wada, Shingo Mizuno, Hidetaka Suenaga, Yutaka Tanaka, Masato Murakami, Junya Matsumi, Saeko Takahashi, Takeshi Akasaka, Shinji Tanaka, Shigeru Saito
OBJECTIVE: Multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) coronary angiography has been reported as an effective alternative to invasive conventional coronary angiography (CCA) for the diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, in previous reports, the diagnostic accuracy of MSCT has not been significant enough to be of benefit in symptomatic patients. The aim of this study was to identify the usefulness of 320-slice computed tomography coronary angiography (320-CTA) for symptomatic patients in terms of the diagnostic accuracy of 320-CTA and the prevalence of vasospastic angina pectoris (VSAP) within the study cohort...
September 29, 2016: European Journal of Internal Medicine
Takeshi Wada, Satoshi Gando, Yuichi Ono, Kunihiko Maekawa, Kenichi Katabami, Mineji Hayakawa, Atsushi Sawamura
BACKGROUND: We tested the hypothesis that disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) during the early phase of post-cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is associated with systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), multiple organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS) and affects the outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. METHODS: A review of the computer-based medical records of OHCA patients was retrospectively conducted and included 388 patients who were divided into DIC and non-DIC patients based on the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine DIC diagnostic criteria...
2016: Thrombosis Journal
Nobuhiro Wada, Satoru Yamanaka, Junko Shibato, Randeep Rakwal, Satoshi Hirako, Yuzuru Iizuka, Hyounju Kim, Akiyo Matsumoto, Ai Kimura, Fumiko Takenoya, Genta Yasunaga, Seiji Shioda
This study investigates effects of dipeptide balenine, as a major component of whale meat extract (hereafter, WME), supplementation on senescence-accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8), an Alzheimer's disease (AD) model at level of learning and memory formation and brain expression profiles genome-wide in brain. Mice fed experimental balenine (+ WME) supplemented diet for 26 weeks were subjected to four behavioral tests - open field, Y-maze, new object recognition, and water-filled multiple T-maze - to examine effects on learning and memory...
December 2016: Genomics Data
Ayato Murata, Takuya Genda, Takafumi Ichida, Nozomi Amano, Sho Sato, Hironori Tsuzura, Shunsuke Sato, Yutaka Narita, Yoshio Kanemitsu, Yuji Shimada, Katsuharu Hirano, Katsuyori Iijima, Ryo Wada, Akihito Nagahara, Sumio Watanabe
AIM: To clarify the association between aldo-keto reductase family 1 member B10 (AKR1B10) expression and hepatocarcinogenesis after hepatitis C virus eradication. METHODS: In this study, we enrolled 303 chronic hepatitis C patients who had achieved sustained virological response (SVR) through interferon-based antiviral therapy. Pretreatment AKR1B10 expression in the liver was immunohistochemically assessed and quantified as a percentage of positive staining area by using image-analysis software...
September 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
Muhammad T Khan, Roger Oghlakian, Mohamad Z Koubeissi
Determining the language-dominant hemisphere is essential for planning epilepsy surgery. A 60-year-old right-handed woman with epilepsy since age 16 failed a partial right anterior lobectomy at age 21. Later, a brain MRI found extensive right-sided cortical dysplasia and periventricular heterotopia. Subsequently, prolonged video-EEG monitoring localized her seizures to the right temporoparietal region. Functional MRI was inconclusive in lateralizing her language, prompting a Wada test, which strongly lateralized language to the right...
2016: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
Ioanna Athanasiadou, Sven Voss, Emmanouil Lyris, Amina Aljaber, Mohammed Alsayrafi, Costas Georgakopoulos
The 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the biggest event in human sports, was held in Rio de Janeiro with more than 10,500 athletes from 206 countries over the world competing for the highest of sports honors, an Olympic medal. With the hope that the Olympic ideal accompanies all aspects of the XXXI Olympiad, WADA accredited antidoping laboratories use the spearhead of analytical technology as a powerful tool in the fight against doping. This review summarizes the main analytical developments applied in antidoping testing methodology combined with the main amendments on the WADA regulations regarding analytical testing starting from the 2012 London Olympics until the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro...
November 2016: Bioanalysis
Chinami Makii, Katsutoshi Oda, Yuji Ikeda, Kenbun Sone, Kosei Hasegawa, Yuriko Uehara, Akira Nishijima, Kayo Asada, Takahiro Koso, Tomohiko Fukuda, Kanako Inaba, Shinya Oki, Hidenori Machino, Machiko Kojima, Tomoko Kashiyama, Mayuyo Mori-Uchino, Takahide Arimoto, Osamu Wada-Hiraike, Kei Kawana, Tetsu Yano, Keiichi Fujiwara, Hiroyuki Aburatani, Yutaka Osuga, Tomoyuki Fujii
MDM2, a ubiquitin ligase, suppresses wild type TP53 via proteasome-mediated degradation. We evaluated the prognostic and therapeutic value of MDM2 in ovarian clear cell carcinoma. MDM2 expression in ovarian cancer tissues was analyzed by microarray and real-time PCR, and its relationship with prognosis was evaluated by Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank test. The anti-tumor activities of MDM2 siRNA and the MDM2 inhibitor RG7112 were assessed by cell viability assay, western blotting, and flow cytometry. The anti-tumor effects of RG7112 in vivo were examined in a mouse xenograft model...
September 21, 2016: Oncotarget
Hans-Jörg Helmlin, André Mürner, Samuel Steiner, Matthias Kamber, Christina Weber, Hans Geyer, Sven Guddat, Wilhelm Schänzer, Mario Thevis
Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ, 6-chloro-3,4-dihydro-2H-1,2,4-benzothiadiazine-7-sulfonamide-1,1-dioxide) belongs to the class of diuretic agents that represent one of today's cornerstones of the treatment of hypertensive patients. In addition to its clinical relevance, HCTZ is prohibited in sports according to the regulations of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at all times and has frequently been detected in sports drug testing urine samples worldwide since its ban was introduced in 1988. Despite these facts, the adverse analytical finding concerning HCTZ in an in-competition routine doping control sample collected in December 2014 was further investigated, particularly motivated by the comparably low urinary concentration of the drug accounting for approximately 5ng/mL...
October 2016: Forensic Science International
Daisuke Yamada, Keiji Wada, Masayuki Sekiguchi
Converging evidence suggests that an imbalance of ω3 to ω6 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) in the brain is involved in mental illnesses such as anxiety disorders. However, the underlying mechanism is unknown. We previously reported that the dietary ratio of ω3 to ω6 PUFA alters this ratio in the brain, and influences contextual fear memory. In addition to behavioral change, enhancement of cannabinoid CB1 receptor-mediated short-term synaptic plasticity and facilitation of the agonist sensitivity of CB1 receptors have been observed in excitatory synaptic responses in the basolateral nucleus of the amygdala (BLA)...
2016: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
Tomoki Wada, Hideo Yasunaga, Hayato Yamana, Hiroki Matsui, Takehiro Matsubara, Kiyohide Fushimi, Susumu Nakajima
INTRODUCTION: To develop and validate a new trauma mortality prediction scoring system based on International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 codes, using a Japanese administrative claims and discharge abstract database. METHODS: This retrospective observational study used the Japanese Diagnosis Procedure Combination database. Injuries were categorised into 33 groups with 5 additional groups based on injury sites and types. A multivariable logistic regression analysis was performed for in-hospital mortality in a derivation cohort after adjusting for the 38 groups, patient's sex, age and Charlson Comorbidity Index score...
September 5, 2016: Injury Prevention: Journal of the International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention
Shun-Ichi Wada, Ryuichi Sawa, Shun-Ichi Ohba, Chigusa Hayashi, Maya Umekita, Yuko Shibuya, Kiyoko Iijima, Fumiki Iwanami, Masayuki Igarashi
Trehalose is widely used as a sweetener, humectant, and stabilizer, but is ubiquitously degraded by the enzyme trehalase expressed in a broad variety of organisms. The stability of the new trehalose analogues lentztrehaloses A, B, and C in microbial and mammalian cell cultures and their pharmacokinetics in mice were analyzed to evaluate their potential as successors of trehalose. Among the 12 species of microbes and 2 cancer cell lines tested, 7 digested trehalose, whereas no definitive digestion of the lentztrehaloses was observed in any of them...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Enrico Donegani, Peter Paal, Thomas Küpper, Urs Hefti, Buddha Basnyat, Anna Carceller, Pierre Bouzat, Rianne van der Spek, David Hillebrandt
: Donegani, Enrico, Peter Paal, Thomas Küpper, Urs Hefti, Buddha Basnyat, Anna Carceller, Pierre Bouzat, Rianne van der Spek, and David Hillebrandt. Drug use and misuse in the mountains: a UIAA MedCom consensus guide for medical professionals. High Alt Med Biol. 17:157-184, 2016.-Aims: The aim of this review is to inform mountaineers about drugs commonly used in mountains. For many years, drugs have been used to enhance performance in mountaineering. It is the UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation-Union International des Associations d'Alpinisme) Medcom's duty to protect mountaineers from possible harm caused by uninformed drug use...
September 2016: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
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