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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668124/a-reduced-dose-of-fluconazole-as-primary-antifungal-prophylaxis-is-not-associated-with-increased-risk-of-invasive-fungal-infections-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-from-a-hla-identical-sibling
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B Sarina, J Mariotti, S Bramanti, L Morabito, R Crocchiolo, A Rimondo, F Tordato, D Pocaterra, E Casari, Chiara De Philippis, C Carlo-Stella, A Santoro, L Castagna
BACKGROUND: Invasive fungal infections (IFI) represent a common side effect of allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (allo-SCT), resulting in increased non relapse mortality (NRM) and reduced overall survival (OS) rates. 75-days of Fluconazole 400 mg/day represents the standard primary antifungal prophylaxis (PAP) after allo-SCT, especially for low-risk transplants. However, the ideal dosage of fluconazole has never been tested. METHODS: Here we report the experience of our institution on 113 consecutive patients receiving an allo-SCT from a HLA identical sibling between 1999 and 2015, where PAP consisted of fluconazole 100 mg/day only during the pre-engraftment phase...
April 18, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668046/black-cohosh-extracts-and-powders-induce-micronuclei-a-biomarker-of-genetic-damage-in-human-cells
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Stephanie L Smith-Roe, Carol D Swartz, Kim G Shepard, Steven M Bryce, Stephen D Dertinger, Suramya Waidyanatha, Grace E Kissling, Scott S Auerbach, Kristine L Witt
Black cohosh extract (BCE) is a widely used dietary supplement marketed to women to alleviate symptoms of gynecological ailments, yet its toxicity has not been well characterized. The National Toxicology Program (NTP) previously reported significant increases in micronucleated erythrocytes in peripheral blood of female Wistar Han rats and B6C3F1/N mice administered 15-1,000 mg BCE/kg/day by gavage for 90 days. These animals also developed a dose-dependent nonregenerative macrocytic anemia characterized by clinical changes consistent with megaloblastic anemia...
April 18, 2018: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668043/folate-deficiency-increases-chromosomal-damage-and-mutations-in-hematopoietic-cells-in-the-transgenic-mutamouse-model
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Danielle P LeBlanc, Nathalie A Behan, Jason M O'Brien, Francesco Marchetti, Amanda J MacFarlane
Folate deficiency causes megaloblastic anemia and neural tube defects, and is also associated with some cancers. In vitro, folate deficiency increases mutation frequency and genome instability, as well as exacerbates the mutagenic potential of known environmental mutagens. Conversely, it remains unclear whether or not elevated folic acid (FA) intakes are beneficial or detrimental to the induction of DNA mutations and by proxy human health. We used the MutaMouse transgenic model to examine the in vivo effects of FA deficient, control, and supplemented diets on somatic DNA mutant frequency (MF) and genome instability in hematopoietic cells...
April 18, 2018: Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668042/amazon-soil-charcoal-pyrogenic-carbon-stock-depends-of-ignition-source-distance-and-forest-type-in-roraima-brazil
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Lidiany C da Silva Carvalho, Philip M Fearnside, Marcelo T Nascimento, Reinaldo I Barbosa
Pyrogenic carbon (PyC) derived from charcoal particles (paleo + modern) deposited in the soil column has been little studied in the Amazon, and our understanding of the factors that control the spatial and vertical distribution of these materials in the region's forest soils is still unclear. The objective of this study was to test the effect of forest type and distance from the ignition source on the PyC stocks contained in macroscopic particles of soil charcoal (≥ 2 mm; 1-m depth) dispersed in ecotone forests of the northern Brazilian Amazon...
April 18, 2018: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668036/optimization-of-extraction-of-hypoglycemic-ingredients-from-grape-seeds-and-evaluation-of-%C3%AE-glucosidase-and-%C3%AE-amylase-inhibitory-effects-in-vitro
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Fansheng Kong, Yaru Qin, Zhipeng Su, Zhengxiang Ning, Shujuan Yu
Grape seeds full with oil and also rich in hypoglycemic ingredients. This study is to improve the comprehensive utilization of grape seeds and the quality of grape seeds oil. Extract water soluble active substances before extracting oil from grape seeds, which show the grape seeds in water soluble extracts containing TP, TC, PC contents, respectively, are 171.1 ± 1.1, 658.8 ± 0.2, 482.3 ± 0.2 (mg GSAE/g). Also we found GSAE samples containing catechin and epicatechin were 44.12 ± 0.21 mg/mL, 111.23 ± 1...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668034/response-of-formed-biofilm-of-enterobacter-cloacae-klebsiella-oxytoca-and-citrobacter-freundii-to-chlorite-based-disinfectants
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Linlin Cai, Huawei Wang, Lijiao Liang, Guangyu Wang, Xinglian Xu, Huhu Wang
Bacterial biofilms formed on equipment surfaces are potential sources of cross-contamination and can be responsible for the spread of bacteria involved in food spoilage, such as some Enterobacteriaceae family members. In this study, the effect of chlorite-based disinfectants, including sodium hypochlorite (SH), chlorine dioxide (CD), strongly acidic electrolyzed water (StAEW), and neutral electrolyzed water (NEW), on inactivation of mono-biofilms of Enterobacter cloacae, Klebsiella oxytoca, and Citrobacter freundii was evaluated separately...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667909/losartan-does-not-decrease-renal-oxygenation-and-norepinephrine-effects-in-rats-after-resuscitated-haemorrhage
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Sofia Jönsson, Jacqueline M Melville, Mediha Becirovic-Agic, Michael Hultström
Renin-angiotensin-system blockers are thought to increase the risk of acute kidney injury after surgery and haemorrhage. We found that Losartan does not cause renal cortical hypoxia after haemorrhage in rats because of decreased renal vascular resistance, but did not evaluate resuscitation. AIM: Study Losartan´s effect on renal cortical and medullary oxygenation, and norepinephrine´s vasopressor effect in a model of resuscitated haemorrhage. METHOD: After seven days Losartan (60 mg/kg/day) or control treatment, male Wistar rats were haemorrhaged 20 % of the blood volume and resuscitated with Ringer's Acetate...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667896/a-phase-1-study-to-assess-the-pharmacokinetics-safety-and-tolerability-of-fremanezumab-doses-225-mg-675-mg-and-900-mg-in-japanese-and-caucasian-healthy-subjects
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Orit Cohen-Barak, Sivan Weiss, Michele Rasamoelisolo, Nicola Faulhaber, Paul P Yeung, Pippa S Loupe, Esther Yoon, Mohit D Gandhi, Ofer Spiegelstein, Ernesto Aycardi
Objectives The primary and secondary objectives of this phase 1 study were to evaluate the pharmacokinetic profile, safety, and immunogenicity of fremanezumab subcutaneous (sc) doses tested in phase 2 and 3 trials (225 mg, 675 mg and 900 mg) following single administration in Japanese (n = 32) and Caucasian (n = 32) healthy subjects. Methods Japanese and matched Caucasian healthy subjects were enrolled into one of four cohorts and were randomly assigned to one of four treatments: 225, 675, or 900 mg fremanezumab, or placebo...
January 1, 2018: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667857/determining-risk-factors-that-increase-hospitalizations-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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D Li, H M Madhoun, W N Roberts, W Jarjour
Introduction Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex disease that is associated with significant mortality and an increased risk of hospitalization. Several validated instruments are available to measure disease activity in SLE patients. However, these instruments were not designed to screen for SLE patients at an increased risk of hospitalization. These instruments also fail to incorporate some data that are easily obtainable from electronic health records, such as the frequency of missed outpatient appointments...
January 1, 2018: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667781/ameliorative-effect-of-nanoencapsulated-flavonoid-against-chlorpyrifos-induced-hepatic-oxidative-damage-and-immunotoxicity-in-wistar-rats
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Sanvidhan G Suke, Prasad Sherekar, Vivek Kahale, Shaktipal Patil, Dharmendra Mundhada, Vivek M Nanoti
The theme of the present work is to evaluate the protective effect of nanoencapsulated quercetin (NEQ) against chlorpyrifos (CPF)-induced hepatic damage and immune alterations in animals. Nanoparticles (NP) drug encapsulation was prepared. Forty male Wistar rats were divided into eight groups. Two groups served as control and CPF (13.5 mg/kg) treatment for 28 days. Other three groups were free quercetin (QC), NP and NEQ treated with 3 mg/kg respectively for 15 days; whereas remaining three groups received treatment of CPF and QC, NP, NEQ, respectively, for 15 days...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667763/prospective-randomized-study-of-sexual-function-in-men-taking-dutasteride-for-the-treatment-of-androgenetic-alopecia
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Tsen-Fang Tsai, Gwang Seong Choi, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Bum Kim, Chi Fai Ng, Puja Kochhar, Stacy Jasper, Betsy Brotherton, Barbara Orban, Zrinka Lulic
Treatment with 5α-reductase inhibitors has been associated with sexual adverse events such as impotence (erectile dysfunction) and decreased libido. The primary objective of this study was to evaluate adverse events related to sexual function, based on their frequency, duration, persistence and associated treatment discontinuations, in men treated with dutasteride for androgenetic alopecia. Participants were randomized to receive double-blind dutasteride 0.5 mg or placebo once daily for 24 weeks, followed by open-label dutasteride 0...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667743/a-combined-25mg-solid-state-nmr-and-ab-initio-dft-approach-to-probe-the-local-structural-differences-in-magnesium-acetate-phases-mg-ch3coo-2-nh2o-n-0-1-4
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Valerie Seymour, Stephen Day, Gudrun Scholz, Kerstin Scheurell, Dinu Iuga, John Griffin, Erhard Kemnitz, John Hanna, Mark E Smith
Multinuclear (1H, 13C, 25Mg) solid-state NMR data is reported for a series of magnesium acetate phases Mg(CH3COO)2.nH2O (n = 0 (two polymorphs), 1, 4). The central focus here is 25Mg as this set of compounds provides an expanded range of local magnesium coordinations compared to what has previously been reported in the literature using NMR. These four compounds provide 10 distinct magnesium sites with varying NMR interaction parameters. One of the anhydrous crystal structures (α) has an MgO7 site which is reported, to the best of our knowledge, for the first time...
April 18, 2018: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667730/succinate-decreases-bladder-function-in-a-rat-model-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Monica Velasquez Flores, Abubakr H Mossa, Philippe Cammisotto, Lysanne Campeau
AIMS: Succinate and its receptor, GPR91, have been implicated in different aspects of metabolic syndrome. As GPR91 is expressed in the urinary bladder, the aim of this study is to show the effect of chronically increased succinate levels on bladder function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Healthy Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats and hypertensive Dahl rats received an intraperitoneal injection of either saline or succinate (50 mg/kg) daily for a period of 4 weeks. Conscious cystometry was performed at the end of this period...
April 18, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667726/interventions-for-infantile-haemangiomas-of-the-skin
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Monica Novoa, Eulalia Baselga, Sandra Beltran, Lucia Giraldo, Ali Shahbaz, Hector Pardo-Hernandez, Ingrid Arevalo-Rodriguez
BACKGROUND: Infantile haemangiomas (previously known as strawberry birthmarks) are soft, raised swellings of the skin that occur in 3% to 10% of infants. These benign vascular tumours are usually uncomplicated and tend to regress spontaneously. However, when haemangiomas occur in high-risk areas, such as near the eyes, throat, or nose, impairing their function, or when complications develop, intervention may be necessary. This is an update of a Cochrane Review first published in 2011...
April 18, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667720/mycophenolate-mofetil-administered-every-8-hours-in-combination-with-tacrolimus-is-efficacious-in-the-prophylaxis-of-acute-graft-versus-host-disease-in-childhood-adolescent-and-young-adult-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients
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Olga Militano, Mehmet F Ozkaynak, Brinda Mehta, Carmella van deVen, Carl Hamby, Mitchell S Cairo
BACKGROUND: The optimal dose and schedule of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in pediatric allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients remains to be determined. We previously reported safety and pharmacokinetics of MMF at 900 mg/m2 q6h dosing. This study was conducted to investigate the efficacy of tacrolimus plus q8h MMF dosing for acute graft versus host disease (GVHD) prophylaxis in a heterogeneous population of children, adolescent, young adult allogeneic stem cell transplant recipients, utilizing multiple allogeneic donor sources...
April 18, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667684/interaction-of-na-k-mg-2-and-ca-2-counter-cations-with-rna
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REVIEW
Stefan K Kolev, Petko St Petkov, Miroslav A Rangelov, Dimitar V Trifonov, Teodor I Milenov, Georgi N Vayssilov
Alkaline and alkaline earth ions, namely Na+, K+, Mg2+ and Ca2+, are critical for the stability, proper folding and functioning of RNA. Moreover, those metal ions help to facilitate macromolecular interactions as well as the formation of supramolecular structures (e.g. the ribosome and the ribozymes). Therefore, identifying the interactions between ions and nucleic acids is a key to the better comprehension of the physical nature and biological functions of those biomolecules. The scope of this review is to highlight the preferential location and binding sites of alkaline and alkaline earth metal ions compensating the negatively charged backbone of nucleic acids and interacting with other electronegative centers, focusing on RNA...
April 18, 2018: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667662/camel-milk-attenuates-methotrexate-induced-kidney-injury-via-activation-of-pi3k-akt-enos-signaling-and-intervention-with-oxidative-aberrations
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Hany H Arab, Samir A Salama, Ibrahim A Maghrabi
Methotrexate (MTX) is a classical chemotherapeutic agent with nephrotoxicity as the most disturbing adverse effect. So far, its underlying molecular mechanisms, particularly PI3K/Akt/eNOS transduction, are inadequately explored. Several antioxidant modalities have been characterized to ameliorate MTX-induced renal injury. In this regard, Camel milk (CM) is a natural product with recognized antioxidant and anti-inflammatory features. Thus, the current study aimed to investigate the potential ameliorating effects of CM in MTX-induced kidney injury in rats...
April 18, 2018: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667561/comparative-in-vitro-efficacy-of-kefir-produced-from-camel-goat-ewe-and-cow-milk-on-haemonchus-contortus
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D Alimi, M Rekik, H Akkari
One of the great challenges of veterinary parasitology is the search for alternative methods for controlling gastrointestinal parasites in small ruminants. Milk kefir is a traditional source of probiotic, with great therapeutic potential. The objective of this study was to investigate the anthelmintic effects of kefir on the abomasal nematode Haemonchus contortus from sheep. The study used camel, goat, ewe and cow milk as a starting material, to produce camel, goat, cow and ewe milk kefir. All kefirs showed a significant concentration-dependent effect on H...
April 18, 2018: Journal of Helminthology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667557/modification-of-sexual-hormones-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-by-m2000-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-as-a-novel-nsaid-with-immunosuppressive-property
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Mozhgan Jahanbakhshi, Zohreh Babaloo, Seyed Shahabeddin Mortazavi-Jahromi, Maryam Monsef Shokri, Hossein Ahmadi, Abbas Mirshafiey
BACKGROUND: Based on in-vitro, in-vivo and human studies, the β-D-mannuronic acid (M2000) has been introduced as a novel non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) with immunosuppressive properties. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of this drug on serum level of sex hormones (Estradiol, Progesterone, and DHEAS) in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS: The present research was performed on 10 RA patients who had an inadequate response to conventional treatments (clinical trial identifier: IRCT2014011213739N2)...
April 17, 2018: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667533/the-use-of-metal-hydroxide-sludge-in-natura-and-calcined-for-the-adsorption-of-brilliant-blue-dye-in-aqueous-solution
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Ana Maria Salgueiro Baptisttella, Andressa Aziz Diniz Araújo, Matheus Caldas Barreto, Vivian Stumpf Madeira, Mauricio Alves da Motta Sobrinho
Industrial waste such as metal hydroxide sludge (in natura and calcined) from galvanic bath was evaluated as an adsorbent in the removal of brilliant blue synthetic dye (NB 180) in aqueous solution. The samples were characterised using X-ray fluorescence analysis (XRF), X-ray diffraction analysis (XRD), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), infrared spectroscopy (FT - IR), as well as the specific surface area (BET) and the point of zero charge (pHZCP ). The effects of the conditions in relation to pH and adsorbent dosage were also investigated...
April 18, 2018: Environmental Technology
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