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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222500/conventional-us-combined-with-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-imaging-arfi-for%C3%A2-prediction-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer-and-the-risk-of-lymphatic-metastasis
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Huan Pu, Li-Xia Zhao, Ming-Hua Yao, Guang Xu, Hui Liu, Huixiong Xu, Rong Wu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the combination of conventional ultrasound (US) and acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI) in predicting triple-negative breast cancer and the likelihood of lymphatic metastasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In total 178 women presenting from May 2013 to September 2015 with pathologically proven triple-negative (n = 60) or hormone receptor (HR)-positive/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer (n = 118) were reviewed...
February 4, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221854/effects-of-fish-derived-biological-preservatives-on-cold-storage-of-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idellus-fillets
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Tingting Li, Yang Jiang, Gaowei Jin, Qiancheng Zhao, Jianrong Li
Two kinds of fish-derived natural antimicrobial substances, protamine and catfish ( Clarias fuscus ) epidermal mucus extract (CEME), were evaluated for their effect on the quality of grass carp fillets. Fillets were atmosphere packaged in cast polypropylene bags and were stored at 4°C in a low-temperature incubator without light. Solutions (0.5%, wt/vol) of CEME and protamine were used for dip pretreatment, respectively. Bacteriological (aerobic plate count, Shewanella putrefaciens , Pseudomonas fluorescens ) and physicochemical (pH, total volatile basic nitrogen, K value, surface color, texture profiles, water distribution) parameters and volatile odor compounds were measured on days 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, and 15...
October 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221799/insoluble-off-pathway-aggregates-as-crowding-agents-during-amyloid-fibril-formation
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Rosa Crespo, Eva M Villar-Alvarez, Pablo Taboada, Fernando A Rocha, Ana M Damas, Pedro M Martins
The study of drug candidates for the treatment of amyloidosis and neurodegenerative diseases frequently involves in vitro measurements of amyloid fibril formation. Macromolecular crowding and off-pathway aggregation (OPA) are, by different reasons, two important phenomena affecting the scalability of amyloid inhibitors and their successful application in vivo. On the one hand, the cellular milieu is crowded with macromolecules that drastically increase the effective (thermodynamic) concentration of the amyloidogenic protein...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221044/tunable-volumetric-density-and-porous-structure-of-spherical-poly-%C3%A9-caprolactone-microcarriers-as-applied-in-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell-expansion
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Jian Li, Alan Tin-Lun Lam, Jessica Pei Wen Toh, Shaul Reuveny, Steve Kah-Weng Oh, William R Birch
Polymeric microspheres may serve as microcarrier matrices, for the expansion of anchorage-dependent stem cells. They require surface properties that both promote initial cell adhesion and the subsequent spreading of cells, which is a prerequisite for successful expansion. When implemented in a three-dimensional culture environment, under agitation, their suspension under low shear rates depends on the microcarriers having a modest negative buoyancy, with a density of 1.02-1.05 g/cm(3). Bioresorbable polycaprolactone (PCL), with a density of 1...
February 21, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220476/response-of-trabecular-bone-thyroid-c-and-follicular-cells-to-synthetic-salmon-calcitonin-in-middle-aged-orchidectomized-male-rats
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Branko Filipović, Branka Šošić-Jurjević, Vladimir Ajdžanović, Jasmina Živanović, Nataša Ristić, Svetlana Trifunović, Verica Milošević
In contrast to studies in women, male osteoporosis is poorly understood and strictly related to advancing age. Among the first antiresorptive substances used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis is calcitonin (CT), a hypocalcemic hormone that potently inhibits osteoclastic bone resorption. Natural CT is produced and secreted by thyroid C-cells. The other endocrine population of thyroid cells produces thyroid hormones (TH), which also affect bone turnover. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of salmon CT on trabecular bone microarchitecture with special reference to effects on the structure and function of both CT- and TH-producing thyroid cells in orchidectomized (Orx) middle-aged rats...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220182/retrospective-25-year-follow-up-of-treatment-outcomes-in-angle-class-iii-patients-early-versus-late-treatment
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B Wendl, A P Muchitsch, H Winsauer, A Walter, H Droschl, N Jakse, M Wendl, T Wendl
OBJECTIVES: To assess early versus late treatment of Class III syndrome for skeletal and dental differences. METHODS: Thirty-eight Class III patients treated with a chincup were retrospectively analyzed. Baseline data were obtained by reviewing pretreatment (T0) anamnestic records, cephalograms, and casts. The cases were assigned to an early or a late treatment group based on age at T0 (up to 9 years or older than 9 years but before the pubertal growth spurt)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Fortschritte der Kieferorthopädie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220080/validation-of-a-method-for-the-assessment-of-urinary-neopterin-levels-to-monitor-health-status-in-non-human-primate-species
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Verena Behringer, Jeroen M G Stevens, Fabian H Leendertz, Gottfried Hohmann, Tobias Deschner
Determining individual health status is of great importance for a better understanding of life history trade-offs between growth, reproduction, and maintenance. However, existing immunological methods are invasive and therefore not suitable for investigating health status in wild populations. Thus, there is an urgent need for non-invasive methods to assess the immune status of animals. Neopterin is involved in the cell-mediated pathway of the immune response (Th1-type), secreted during the activation of monocytes and macrophages...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220053/simulation-study-on-effects-of-order-and-step-size-of-runge-kutta-methods-that-solve-contagious-disease-and-tumor-models
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Wang Z, Wang Q, Klinke Dj
Biological processes such as contagious disease spread patterns and tumor growth dynamics are modelled using a set of coupled differential equations. Experimental data is usually used to calibrate models so they can be used to make future predictions. In this study, numerical methods were implemented to approximate solutions to mathematical models that were not solvable analytically, such as a SARS model. More complex models such as a tumor growth model involve high-dimensional parameter spaces; efficient numerical simulation techniques were used to search for optimal or close-to-optimal parameter values in the equations...
September 2016: Journal of Computer Science and Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219211/-value-of-ct-imaging-in-the-differentiation-of-gastric-leiomyomas-from-gastric-stromal-tumors
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J W Weng, J Wang, F Li, J L Xu, H J Hu
Objective: To explore the application value of CT imaging in differentiating gastric stromal tumors (GST) from gastric leiomyomas (GLMs). Methods: CT images of patients with GST (n=65) or GLMs (n=13, maximum diameter of tumor ≤5 cm) proved by surgery and pathology were retrospectively analyzed. The tumor size, location, contour, growth pattern, degree and pattern of enhancement, calcification, necrosis, surface ulceration, lymph nodes, and patient clinical data were evaluated by two independent reviewers...
February 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219157/-long-term-effect-of-iodine-deficiency-on-growth-and-food-utilization-rate-in-second-filial-generation-rats
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Ainiwaer Muyeseer, G X Zhang, J Wang, Y Liu, X H Meng, Q Liu
Objective: To study the effect of iodine deficiency on body weight, food consumption, and food utilization rate of second filial generation Wistar rats. Methods: According to the food pattern of a high-iodine deficient population, two types of low-iodine food have been produced using the main crops grown in this area (iodine levels of 50 and 20 μg/kg, respectively). Wistar rats were randomly divided into three groups, normal iodine group (NI group), low-iodine group one (LI group) and low-iodine group two (LII group), using the random number table method and fed diets containing 300, 50, and 20 μg/kg of iodine, respectively...
February 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219019/inferring-physiological-energetics-of-loggerhead-turtle-caretta-caretta-from-existing-data-using-a-general-metabolic-theory
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Nina Marn, S A L M Kooijman, Marko Jusup, Tarzan Legović, Tin Klanjšček
Loggerhead turtle is an endangered sea turtle species with a migratory lifestyle and worldwide distribution, experiencing markedly different habitats throughout its lifetime. Environmental conditions, especially food availability and temperature, constrain the acquisition and the use of available energy, thus affecting physiological processes such as growth, maturation, and reproduction. These physiological processes at the population level determine survival, fecundity, and ultimately the population growth rate-a key indicator of the success of conservation efforts...
February 3, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218579/effect-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-on-carotid-artery-intima-media-thickness-related-to-inflammation
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Delei Kong, Zheng Qin, Wei Wang, Jian Kang
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is an independent risk factor for atherosclerosis. To ascertain the effect of OSAHS on the development of atherosclerosis in Chinese OSAHS patients, we evaluated markers of atherosclerosis as well as vascular endothelial function and inflammation. METHODS: Chinese men with polysomnography-diagnosed OSAHS were subgrouped into mild-moderate (n = 28) and severe (n = 54) OSAHS groups on the basis of apnea hypopnea index (AHI) scores...
February 19, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218369/effect-of-intravitreal-aflibercept-on-central-retinal-arterial-blood-flow-in-type-1-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Emine A Sukgen, Gökhan Söker, Yusuf Koçluk, Bozkurt Gülek
PURPOSE: To evaluate the blood flow changes of the central retinal artery measured with color Doppler imaging (CDI) in infants receiving intravitreal aflibercept (IVA) for treatment of type 1 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS: Patients with type 1 ROP were assessed prospectively by CDI following IVA. Color Doppler imaging was used to measure the peak systolic velocity, end diastolic velocity (EDV), pulsatility index (PI), and resistivity index (RI) of the central retinal artery (CRA) before IVA injection and 1 hour, 1 week, and 1 month after injection...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217934/population-dynamics-of-wild-rodents-induce-stochastic-fadeouts-of-a-zoonotic-pathogen
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Giorgio Guzzetta, Valentina Tagliapietra, Sarah E Perkins, Heidi C Hauffe, Piero Poletti, Stefano Merler, Annapaola Rizzoli
Stochastic processes play an important role in the infectious disease dynamics of wildlife, especially in species subject to large population oscillations. Here we study the case of a free ranging population of yellow-necked mice (Apodemus flavicollis) in northern Italy, where circulation of Dobrava-Belgrade hantavirus (DOBV) has been detected intermittently since 2001, until an outbreak emerged in 2010. We analyzed the transmission dynamics of the recent outbreak using a computational model that accounts for seasonal changes of the host population and territorial behavior...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Animal Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217888/computed-tomography-airway-lumen-volumetry-in-patients-with-acromegaly-association-with-growth-hormone-levels-and-lung-function
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Gustavo Bittencourt Camilo, Alysson Roncally Silva Carvalho, Alan Ranieri Medeiros Guimarães, Leandro Kasuki, Mônica Roberto Gadelha, Roberto Mogami, Pedro Lopes de Melo, Agnaldo José Lopes
INTRODUCTION: The segmentation and skeletonisation of images via computed tomography (CT) airway lumen volumetry provide a new perspective regarding the incorporation of this technique in medical practice. Our aim was to quantify morphological changes in the large airways of patients with acromegaly through CT and, secondarily, to correlate these findings with hormone levels and pulmonary function testing (PFT) parameters. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study in which 28 non-smoker patients with acromegaly and 15 control subjects underwent CT analysis of airway lumen volumetry with subsequent image segmentation and skeletonisation...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217797/poly-vinyl-alcohol-as-a-water-protecting-agent-for-silver-nanoparticles-the-role-of-polymer-size-and-structure
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Alexander Kyrychenko, Dmitry A Pasko, Oleg N Kalugin
Chemical modification of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) with a stabilizing agent, such as poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA), plays an important role in shape-controlled seeded-growth and colloidal stability. However, theoretical aspects of the stabilizing mechanism of PVA are still poorly understood. To gain a better understanding of the role of PVA in water protecting effects for silver nanoparticles, we developed an atomistic model of a AgNP grafted with single-chain PVA of various lengths. Our model, designed for classical molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, approximates the AgNP as a quasi-spherical silver nanocrystal with 3...
February 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216810/nasal-correction-in-nasomaxillary-hypoplasia-binder-s-syndrome-an-optimised-classification-and-treatment
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Venkata Ramana Yamani, Shakuntala Ghosh, Shreekumar Tirunagari
BACKGROUND: Nasomaxillary hypoplasia is a rare congenital disorder involving the central face. It imparts a distinctive appearance to the individual face as the age advances. Severity of the disorder varies, so do the manifestations. METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted on the records and photographic data of 560 rhinoplasty cases performed between 2006 March and 2016 March. About 16 cases of nasomaxillary hypoplasia were selected from the group and they were classified based on the severity of the features...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216694/analytical-methods-for-determining-third-and-fourth-generation-fluoroquinolones-a-review
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REVIEW
Andrzej Czyrski
ABSTRACT: Fluoroquinolones of the third and fourth generation posses wide bactericidal activity. Monitoring concentrations of antibacterial agents provides effective therapy and prevents the increase of bacterial resistance to antibiotics. The pharmacodynamic parameters that best describe fluoroquinalone activity are AUC/MIC and Cmax/MIC. Determining the level of this type of drug is essential to reach the effective concentration that inhibits the growth of bacteria. Determining the pharmaceutical formulation confirms the purity of a substance...
2017: Chromatographia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215996/morphological-and-behavioral-responses-of-zebrafish-after-24h-of-ketamine-embryonic-exposure
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Luís M Félix, Cindy Serafim, Maria J Martins, Ana M Valentim, Luís M Antunes, Manuela Matos, Ana M Coimbra
Ketamine, one anesthetic used as an illicit drug, has been detected both in freshwater and marine ecosystems. However, knowledge of its impact on aquatic life is still limited. This study aimed to test its effects in zebrafish embryos by analyzing its time- and dose-dependent developmental toxicity and long-term behavioral changes. The 24h-LC50 was calculated from percent survival using probit analysis. Based on the 24h-LC50 (94.4mgL(-1)), embryos (2hour post-fertilization - hpf) were divided into four groups, including control, and exposed for 24h to ketamine concentrations of 50, 70 or 90mgL(-1)...
February 16, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215981/vacuolar-control-of-subcellular-cation-distribution-is-a-key-parameter-in-the-adaptation-of-debaryomyces-hansenii-to-high-salt-concentrations
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R Herrera, A Salazar, L Ramos-Moreno, C Ruiz-Roldan, J Ramos
Debaryomyces hansenii is a halotolerant and Na(+)-includer yeast that can be isolated from different food and low-water activity products. It has also been defined as a marine-occurring yeast but key aspects for this salt tolerant behavior are far from being understood. Here, we searched for clues helping to elucidate the basis of this ability. Our results on growth, Rb(+) transport, total K(+) and Na(+) content and vacuolar fragmentation are compatible with a yeast species adapted to cope with salt stress...
February 12, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
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