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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110491/a-two-stage-hybrid-approach-for-complex-aortic-coarctation-combined-with-ascending-descending-aorta-dilatation-and-concomitant-aortic-valve-regurgitation
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Shi-Jian Chen, Xiao-Bo Pu, Qi An, Yuan Feng, Mao Chen
We present a case of aortic coarctation combined with ascending-descending aorta dilatation and concomitant aortic valve regurgitation. The technique involved using endovascular stenting, a two-stage balloon dilation procedure post-stent implantation and a Bentall procedure.
January 22, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110467/an-overview-of-autosomal-dominant-tumour-syndromes-with-prominent-features-in-the-oral-and-maxillofacial-region
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REVIEW
Robert A Kennedy, Selvam Thavaraj, Salvador Diaz-Cano
Several autosomal dominant inherited tumour syndromes demonstrate prominent features in the oral and maxillofacial region. Although multiple organ systems are frequently involved, the target organs more frequently affected are the skin (nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, Brooke-Spiegler syndrome, Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome and Muir-Torre syndrome), gastrointestinal tract (Peutz-Jegher syndrome and Gardner syndrome) or endocrine system (multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2b and hyperparathyroidism-jaw tumour syndrome)...
January 21, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110454/tackling-the-salinity-pollution-nexus-in-coastal-aquifers-from-arid-regions-using-nitrate-and-boron-isotopes
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V Re, E Sacchi
Salinization and nitrate pollution are generally ascertained as the main issues affecting coastal aquifers worldwide. In arid zones, where agricultural activities also result in soil salinization, both phenomena tend to co-exist and synergically contribute to alter groundwater quality, with severe negative impacts on human populations and natural ecosystems' wellbeing. It becomes therefore necessary to understand if and to what extent integrated hydrogeochemical tools can help in distinguishing among possible different salinization and nitrate contamination origins, in order to provide adequate science-based support to local development and environmental protection...
January 22, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110440/molecular-characterization-of-echinococcus-granulosus-isolates-from-bulgarian-human-cystic-echinococcosis-patients
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Irina Marinova, Markus Spiliotis, Junhua Wang, Marin Muhtarov, Ilias Chaligiannis, Smaro Sotiraki, Iskra Rainova, Bruno Gottstein, Ghalia Boubaker
Although cystic echinococcosis (CE) is highly endemic in Bulgaria, there is still scarce information about species and/or genotypes of the Echinococcus granulosus complex that infect humans. Our study tackled the genetic diversity of E. granulosus complex in a cohort of 30 Bulgarian CE patients. Ten animal E. granulosus isolates from neighboring Greece were additionally included. Specimens were comparatively analyzed for partial sequences of five mitochondrial (mt) (cox I, nad I, rrnS, rrnL, and atp6) and three nuclear (nc) genes (act II, hbx 2, and ef-1α) using a PCR-sequencing approach...
January 21, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110436/contribution-of-inducible-and-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthases-to-mitochondrial-damage-and-melatonin-rescue-in-lps-treated-mice
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José Antonio García, Francisco Ortiz, Javier Miana, Carolina Doerrier, Marisol Fernández-Ortiz, Iryna Rusanova, Germaine Escames, José Joaquín García, Darío Acuña-Castroviejo
NOS isoform activation is related to liver failure during sepsis, but the mechanisms driving mitochondrial impairment remain unclear. We induced sepsis by LPS administration to inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS(-/-)) and neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS(-/-)) mice and their respective wild-type controls to examine the contribution of iNOS to mitochondrial failure in the absence of nNOS. To achieve this goal, the determination of messenger RNA (mRNA) expression and protein content of iNOS in cytosol and mitochondria, the mitochondrial respiratory complex content, and the levels of nitrosative and oxidative stress (by measuring 3-nitrotyrosine residues and carbonyl groups, respectively) were examined in the liver of control and septic mice...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110430/ontological-issues-and-the-possible-development-of-cultural-psychology
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Gilberto Pérez-Campos
Ontological issues have a bad reputation within mainstream psychology. This paper, however, is an attempt to argue that ontological reflection may play an important role in the development of cultural psychology. A cross-reading of two recent papers on the subject (Mammen & Mironenko, Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 49(4), 681-713, 2015; Simão Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 50, 568-585, 2016), aimed at characterizing their respective approaches to ontological issues, sets the stage for a presentation of Cornelius Castoriadis' ontological reflections...
January 21, 2017: Integrative Psychological & Behavioral Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110419/patients-trust-in-physician-patient-enablement-and-health-related-quality-of-life-during-colon-cancer-treatment
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Nicole Ernstmann, Markus Wirtz, Anika Nitzsche, Sophie E Gross, Lena Ansmann, Tristan D Gloede, Julia Jung, Holger Pfaff, Walter Baumann, Stephan Schmitz, Melanie Neumann
In cancer care, where patients and their families experience significant emotional distress and patients have to deal with complex medical information, patient centeredness is an important aspect of quality of care. The aim of this study is to examine the impact of patients' trust in their oncologists and patients' enablement on changes in health-related quality of life of colon cancer patients during follow-up care. We conducted a prospective study in a representative sample of private practices of German oncologists (N = 44)...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110384/compass-systems
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Nikita Chernetsov
Three compass systems based on global cues known to exist in migrating birds are reviewed. Two of these systems are based on celestial cues, a time-dependent sun compass and time-independent, i.e. not involving the internal clock, star compass. The third system is the magnetic compass, based on a separate sensory modality, which currently attracts much attention from behavioural ecologists, physiologists and physicists. The complex pattern of hierarchy and interactions between these compass systems is briefly discussed...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110379/-they-are-talking-about-me-but-not-with-me-a-focus-group-study-to-explore-the-patient-perspective-on-interprofessional-team-meetings-in-primary-care
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Jerôme Jean Jacques van Dongen, Maarten de Wit, Hester Wilhelmina Henrica Smeets, Esther Stoffers, Marloes Amantia van Bokhoven, Ramon Daniëls
BACKGROUND: The number of people with multiple chronic conditions receiving primary care services is growing. To deal with their increasingly complex health care demands, professionals from different disciplines need to collaborate. Interprofessional team (IPT) meetings are becoming more popular. Several studies describe important factors related to conducting IPT meetings, mostly from a professional perspective. However, in the light of patient-centeredness, it is valuable to also explore the patients' perspective...
January 21, 2017: Patient
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110378/belfast-limb-arterial-and-skeletal-trauma-blast-the-evolution-of-punishment-shooting-in-northern-ireland
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REVIEW
M Lau, S McCain, R Baker, D W Harkin
INTRODUCTION: Northern Ireland has developed significant experience in specific punishment injuries due to its unique civil unrest. Simple gunshot wound (GSW) injuries have begun to evolve into more complex injuries. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe three cases of young male victims who suffered from GSW injuries-from a single GSW injury to multiple GSW injuries involving all four limbs; the phenomenon of Belfast Limb Arterial and Skeletal Trauma. We describe the management of these injuries, with a review of current literature...
January 21, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110367/accurate-simultaneous-quantification-of-liver-steatosis-and-iron-overload-in-diffuse-liver-diseases-with-mri
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Manuela França, Ángel Alberich-Bayarri, Luis Martí-Bonmatí, Pedro Oliveira, Francisca Emanuel Costa, Graça Porto, José Ramón Vizcaíno, Javier Sanchez Gonzalez, Eduardo Ribeiro, João Oliveira, Helena Pessegueiro Miranda
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic performances of 3 Tesla multi-echo chemical shift-encoded gradient echo magnetic resonance (MECSE-MR) imaging to simultaneously quantify liver steatosis and iron overload in a wide spectrum of diffuse liver diseases having biopsy as reference standard. METHODS: MECSE-MR-acquired images were used to calculate fat fraction and iron content in a single breath-hold in 109 adult patients. Proton density fat fraction (PDFF) was prospectively estimated using complex-based data reconstruction with multipeak fat modeling...
January 21, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110323/aggf1-attenuates-hepatic-inflammation-and-activation-of-hepatic-stellate-cells-by-repressing-ccl2-transcription
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Xu Wenping, Zeng Sheng, Li Min, Fan Zhiwen, Zhou Bisheng
Liver injury represents a continuum of pathophysiological processes involving a complex interplay between hepatocytes, macrophages, and hepatic stellate cells. The mechanism whereby these intercellular interactions contribute to liver injury and fibrosis is not completely understood. We report here that angiogenic factor with G patch and FHA domains 1 (Aggf1) was downregulated in the livers of cirrhotic patients compared to healthy controls and in primary hepatocytes in response to carbon tetrachloride (CCl4) stimulation...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110300/irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-diet
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REVIEW
Piero Portincasa, Leonilde Bonfrate, Ornella de Bari, Anthony Lembo, Sarah Ballou
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract and is one of the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal diseases. The impact of IBS on the general population is large due to its high prevalence, suboptimal medical treatments and significant economic burden. The pathophysiology of IBS is complex and treatments are often symptom-specific. The most common therapeutic approaches for IBS include education and reassurance, lifestyles (especially nutrition-based interventions), peripherally acting medications (which typically target motility), centrally acting medications (which target visceral hypersensitivity and pain) and psychological interventions (which aim to reduce the effects of stress or symptom-specific anxiety)...
January 20, 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110249/design-an-aptasensor-based-on-structure-switching-aptamer-on-dendritic-gold-nanostructures-fe3o4-sio2-dabco-modified-screen-printed-electrode-for-highly-selective-detection-of-epirubicin
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Ayemeh Bagheri Hashkavayi, Jahan Bakhsh Raoof
The present work describes a label free electrochemical aptasensor for selective detection of epirubicin. In this project, 5'-thiole terminated aptamer was self-assembled on carbon screen printed electrode, which modified with electrodeposited gold nanoparticles on magnetic double-charged diazoniabicyclo [2.2.2] octane dichloride silica hybrid (Fe3O4@SiO2/DABCO) by Au-S bond. The interactions of epirubicin with aptamer on the AuNPs/Fe3O4@SiO2/DABCO/SPE have been studied by cyclic voltammetry, linear sweep voltammetry and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy...
January 14, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110234/effect-of-ethylenediamine-n-n-disuccinic-acid-edds-on-the-speciation-and-bioavailability-of-fe-2-in-the-presence-of-sulfide-in-anaerobic-digestion
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Pham Minh Thanh, Balachandran Ketheesan, Zhou Yan, David Stuckey
The effects of a biodegradable chelating agent, Ethylenediamine-N,N'-disuccinic acid (EDDS), on the speciation and bioavailability of iron (Fe(2+)) in anaerobic digestion were examined. Fe(2+) supplementation at 10mg/L increased methane yield, but the presence of 8mg/L sulfide led to the precipitation of Fe(2+) as FeS which limited its bioavailability. The results confirmed that the EDDS could replace common chelating agents with low biodegradability (EDTA and NTA), and improve the bioavailability of Fe(2+) by forming an Fe-EDDS complex, thereby protecting Fe(2+) from sulfide precipitation...
January 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110188/p53-dependent-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-delay-induced-by-heteroleptic-complexes-in-human-cervical-cancer-cells
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Gunjan Sharma, Nishant Kumar Rana, Priya Singh, Pradeep Dubey, Daya Shankar Pandey, Biplob Koch
We previously reported synthesis of novel arene ruthenium (Ru) complexes and evaluated their antitumor activity in murine lymphoma (DL) cells. In this present study we further investigated the mechanism of action of two ruthenium complexes [complex 1 (η6-arene)RuCl(2-pcdpm)] and complex 2 (η6-arene)RuCl(4-mtdpm)] in cervical cancer cell line (HeLa). Our studies demonstrate that anticancer property of these two complexes was due to induction of apoptosis through p53 mediated pathway as well as arrest of cells in G2/M phase of cell cycle...
January 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110185/computational-analysis-of-amsacrine-resistance-in-human-topoisomerase-ii-alpha-mutants-r487k-and-e571k-using-homology-modeling-docking-and-all-atom-molecular-dynamics-simulation-in-explicit-solvent
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Safaa Sader, Chun Wu
Amsacrine is an effective topoisomerase II enzyme inhibitor in acute lymphatic leukemia. Previous experimental studies have successfully identified two important mutations (R487K and E571K) conferring 100 and 25 fold resistance to Amsacrine respectively. Although the reduction of the cleavage ligand-DNA-protein ternary complex has been well thought as the major cause of drug resistance, the detailed energetic, structural and dynamic mechanisms remain to be elusive. In this study, we constructed human topoisomerase II alpha (hTop2α) homology model docked with Amsacrine based on crystal structure of human Top2β in complex with etoposide...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110183/noncovalent-interaction-assisted-fullerene-for-the-transportation-of-some-brain-anticancer-drugs-a-theoretical-study
#18
Pabitra Narayan Samanta, Kalyan Kumar Das
The treatment of brain cancer like glioblastoma multiforme often uses chemotherapeutic drugs like temozolomide, procarbazine, carmustine, and lomustine. Fullerene loaded with these drugs help to cross the blood brain barriers. The adsorptions of the four drug molecules on the surface of the fullerene are studied mostly by using density functional theory (DFT) based method at the M06-2X/6-31G(d) level of calculations. In all four cases, the estimated interactions are noncovalent type and the average adsorption energy lies in between -5 and -11kcal/mol in the gas phase...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110180/combinatorial-function-of-transcription-factors-and-cofactors
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REVIEW
Franziska Reiter, Sebastian Wienerroither, Alexander Stark
Differential gene expression gives rise to the many cell types of complex organisms. Enhancers regulate transcription by binding transcription factors (TFs), which in turn recruit cofactors to activate RNA Polymerase II at core promoters. Transcriptional regulation is typically mediated by distinct combinations of TFs, enabling a relatively small number of TFs to generate a large diversity of cell types. However, how TFs achieve combinatorial enhancer control and how enhancers, enhancer-bound TFs, and the cofactors they recruit regulate RNA Polymerase II activity is not entirely clear...
January 19, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110173/tuning-physical-properties-and-bmp-2-release-rates-of-injectable-hydrogel-systems-for-an-optimal-bone-regeneration-effect
#20
Bo-Bae Seo, Jeong-Tae Koh, Soo-Chang Song
For a substance to be used as a drug delivery carrier and tissue inducible material for a target disease, its drug release rate and physical properties should be optimized to facilitate the healing process. We developed multi-tunable hydrogel systems with various physical properties and release behaviors to determine the optimal conditions for bone regeneration. Five injectable poly(phosphazene) hydrogels were developed with different types and amounts of anionic side-chains. The five polymer hydrogels showed considerably different in vitro and in vivo performances for sol-gel phase transition, dissolution/degradation, water uptake, and pore size...
January 12, 2017: Biomaterials
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