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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317488/association-between-periodontal-health-status-and-cognitive-abilities-the-role-of-cytokine-profile-and-systemic-inflammation
#1
Marta Sochocka, Maciej Sobczyński, Aleksandra Sender-Janeczek, Katarzyna Zwolińska, Olga Błachowicz, Tomasz Tomczyk, Marek Ziętek, Jerzy Leszek
BACKGROUND: Contemporary neurobiology, periodontal medicine, and immunology are now focusing on the relationship between chronic periodontitis and systemic diseases, that also include Alzheimer's disease (AD). However a causative relationship between dementia and periodontitis has yet to be confirmed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to determine whether periodontal health status and cognitive abilities are correlated with the relative changes in systemic measures of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines as a reflection of systemic inflammation...
March 16, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315145/educational-intervention-on-undergraduate-cancer-awareness-and-self-directed-learning
#2
Lih-Lian Hwang
Traditional lecture-based learning (LBL) can increase cancer awareness in undergraduates. However, because of the rapidly changing knowledge base in medicine, undergraduates must develop skills required for lifelong self-directed learning (SDL). Problem-based learning (PBL) has been suggested as an SDL approach. This study used a nonequivalent control group with a pretest-posttest design for comparing PBL and LBL for their effectiveness in increasing cancer awareness and SDL among nonmedicine or nonnursing major undergraduates in a health-related general education course...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Cancer Education: the Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285165/effect-of-a-pbl-teaching-method-on-learning-about-nursing-care-for-patients-with-depression
#3
Marta Arrue, Begoña Ruiz de Alegría, Jagoba Zarandona, Itziar Hoyos Cillero
BACKGROUND: Depression is a worldwide public health problem that requires the attention of qualified health professionals. The training of skilled nurses is a challenge for nursing instructors due to the complexity of this pathology. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to analyse the declarative and argumentative knowledge acquired about depression by students receiving traditional expository instruction versus students receiving problem-based learning instruction. METHODS: Quasi-experimental study with pre-test and post-test design in experimental and control group to measure differences in the improvement of declarative and argumentative knowledge...
February 27, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283953/the-effects-of-agaricus-blazei-murill-polysaccharides-on-cadmium-induced-apoptosis-and-the-tlr4-signaling-pathway-of-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-in-chicken
#4
Wenjing Liu, Ming Ge, Xuequan Hu, Ai Lv, Dexing Ma, Xiaodan Huang, Ruili Zhang
In this study, we investigated the effects of Agaricus blazei Murill polysaccharides (ABP) on cadmium (Cd)-induced apoptosis and the TLR4 signaling pathway of chicken peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBLs). Seven-day-old healthy chickens were randomly divided into four groups, and each group contained 20 males. The cadmium-supplemented diet group (Cd group) was fed daily with full feed that contained 140 mg cadmium chloride (CdCl2)/kg and 0.2 mL saline. The A. blazei Murill polysaccharide diet group (ABP group) was fed daily with full feed with 0...
March 10, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282548/attenuated-in-vitro-effects-of-ifn-%C3%AE-il-2-and-il-12-on-functional-and-receptor-characteristics-of-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-in-metastatic-melanoma-patients
#5
Katarina M Mirjačić Martinović, Ana M Vuletić, Nada Lj Babović, Radan R Džodić, Gordana M Konjević, Vladimir B Jurišić
Considering tumor-induced suppression of lymphocytes the aim of this study was to investigate in vitro effects of IFN-α, IL-2, IL-12 and IL-18 as immunomodulating agents on the functional and receptor characteristics of peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) in metastatic melanoma (MM) patients compared to healthy controls (HC). In HC IFN-α, IL-2 and IL-12 enhanced mRNA level of perforin by inducing pSTAT-1 and pSTAT-5 signaling molecules. Additionally, the expression of NKG2D activating receptor and its DAP10 signaling molecule was upregulated by IL-2...
March 7, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281516/-features-of-a-necrotic-and-inflammatory-process-in-different-forms-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#6
I V Kurbatova, O P Dudanova
AIM: To identify the features of development of a necrotic and inflammatory process in different forms of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), by comparatively analyzing a full set of clinical and laboratory parameters, including the cytokine status and the expression level of enzyme genes controlling the apoptosis of peripheral leukocytes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 86 patients with NAFLD, including 8 (9.3%) with hepatic steatosis (HS), 70 (81.4%) with nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), 40, 19, and 11 with mild, moderate, and high disease activity, respectively, and 8 (9...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260650/characterizations-of-cd4-1-cd4-2-and-cd8%C3%AE-t-cell-subpopulations-in-peripheral-blood-leucocytes-spleen-and-head-kidney-of-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
#7
Jing Xing, Junjie Ma, Xiaoqian Tang, Xiuzhen Sheng, Wenbin Zhan
In the previous study, antibodies against CD3 molecule have been produced and were used in labeling T cells in Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus). In this paper, CD4(+) and CD8(+) lymphocytes subpopulations in peripheral blood leucocytes (PBL), spleen and head kidney of flounder were investigated. The flounder CD4-1, CD4-2 and CD8β recombinant proteins and their antibodies (Abs) were produced, then the cross-reactivity of the Abs to CD4-1, CD4-2 and CD8β was detected by Western blotting, respectively, and the reactions of Abs to PBL were analyzed by immunofluorescence staining (IFS) and flow cytometry (FCM)...
March 2, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260153/effects-of-different-methods-of-using-pneumatic-tourniquet-in-patients-undergoing-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-control-trial
#8
Y Zhang, D Li, P Liu, X Wang, M Li
BACKGROUND: The goal of this work was to investigate the effects of different methods of using pneumatic tourniquet on reducing blood loss in patients undergoing cemented total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: One hundred and fifty patients undergoing unilateral cemented TKA were randomly divided into three groups (50 patients per group). The tourniquet was used during the entire operation (Group A), used from the beginning of operation to the completion of joint replacement (Group B), and from the beginning of osteotomy to the completion of arthroplasty (Group C)...
March 4, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255498/identification-of-nurr1-exon-4-and-foxa1-exon-3-haplotypes-associated-with-mrna-expression-levels-in-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-of-parkinson-s-patients-in-small-indian-population
#9
Jayakrishna Tippabathani, Jayshree Nellore, Vaishnavie Radhakrishnan, Somashree Banik, Sonia Kapoor
Here, we study the expression of NURR1 and FOXA1 mRNA in peripheral blood lymphocytes and its haplotypes in coding region in a small Chennai population of India. Thirty cases of Parkinson's patients (PD) with anti-PD medications (20 males aged 65.85 ± 1.19 and 10 females aged 65.7 ± 1.202) and 30 age matched healthy people (20 males aged 68.45 ± 1.282 and 10 females aged 65.8 ± 1.133) were included. The expression of NURR1 and FOXA1 in PBL was detected by Q-PCR and haplotypes were identified by PCR-SSCP...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248855/plasmablastic-lymphoma-review-of-60-chinese-cases-and-prognosis-analysis
#10
Xiao Han, Minghui Duan, Lixing Hu, Daobin Zhou, Wei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL) is a B-cell malignancy associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). PBL could also influence the HIV-negative patients. The study aimed to identify prognostic factors for survival among Chinese PBL patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eligible patients from literature and Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH) were included in this study. Clinical characteristics and immunophenotypic data were extracted. Kaplan-Meier curve was used to describe the survival status...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230827/astaxanthin-modifies-clastogenic-effects-of-ionizing-radiation-in-vitro-in-peripheral-blood-lymphocytes-of-the-persons-recovered-from-acute-radiation-sickness
#11
D А Kurinnyi, S R Rushkovsky, O B Dybska, G V Dubrovina, M А Pilinska
AIM: To assess radioprotective activity of astaxanthin toward radiation-induced in vitro cytogenetic effects in human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: PBL from the cleanup workers exposed to ionizing radiation at high doses in 1986 during accident on Chornobyl nuclear power plant and who were diagnosed with acute radiation sickness of the first and second degrees, were cultured in vitro. Astaxanthin was added into the culture medium at a final concentration of 20...
December 2016: Experimental Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228595/hepatitis-c-virus-specific-t-cell-receptor-mrna-engineered-human-t-cells-impact-of-antigen-specificity-on-functional-properties
#12
Anangi Balasiddaiah, Haleh Davanian, Soo Aleman, Anna Pasetto, Lars Frelin, Matti Sällberg, Volker Lohmann, Sarene Koh, Antonio Bertoletti, Margaret Chen
Therapy with genetically modified autologous T cells has shown great promise in cancer therapy. For an efficient control of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, cytotoxic T cells (CTL) are pivotal but persistence of activated T cells may lead to liver toxicity. Here, anti-HCV T cell receptors (TCRs) recognising the HCV non-structural (NS) NS3 or NS5 viral peptide target were examined by mRNA transfection of human peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) derived from healthy donors as well as chronically infected HCV patients...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226184/cd117-kit-is-a-useful-marker-in-the-diagnosis-of-plasmablastic-plasma-cell-myeloma
#13
Etan Marks, Yang Shi, Yanhua Wang
AIMS: Plasmablastic plasma cell myeloma (PPCM) is a rare morphological presentation of multiple myeloma and can resemble plasmablastic lymphoma (PBL), an HIV related lymphoid neoplasm, morphologically and immunophenotypically. We retrospectively searched for factors that could help differentiate these two entities. METHODS: We used Clinical Looking Glass (CLG), a data mining tool, to identify patients with a diagnosis of either PPCM or PBL with a CD117 test performed...
February 22, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225435/the-role-of-18f-fdg-pet-ct-in-staging-and-restaging-primary-bone-lymphoma
#14
Yiyan Liu
PURPOSE: Primary bone lymphoma (PBL) is one of the rarest primary bone malignancies. Very limited data are available on the role of fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT in PBL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Overall, 16 relevant patients had F-FDG PET/CT for staging or staging/restaging PBL. The cases with extraskeletal lesions such as lymphadenopathy or with osseous involvements in disseminated lymphoma were excluded on the basis of the definition of PBL. F-FDG PET/CT findings were correlated to pathologic and/or anatomic image information...
April 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220843/dusp1-promoter-methylation-in-peripheral-blood-leukocyte-is-associated-with-triple-negative-breast-cancer-risk
#15
Jing Li, Yanbo Chen, Hongyuan Yu, Jingshen Tian, Fengshun Yuan, Jialong Fan, Yupeng Liu, Lin Zhu, Fan Wang, Yashuang Zhao, Da Pang
DNA methylation is one of the most common epigenetic alterations, providing important information regarding cancer risk and prognosis. A case-control study (423 breast cancer cases, 509 controls) and a case-only study (326 cases) were conducted to evaluate the association of DUSP1 promoter methylation with breast cancer risk and clinicopathological characteristics. No significant association between DUSP1 methylation in peripheral blood leukocyte (PBL) DNA and breast cancer risk was observed. DUSP1 methylation was significantly associated with ER/PR-negative status; in particular, triple-negative breast cancer patients showed the highest frequency of DUSP1 methylation in both tumour DNA and PBL DNA...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214365/peripheral-blood-leukocytes-show-differential-expression-of-tumour-progression-related-genes-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-who-have-a-postoperative-intra-abdominal-infection-a-prospective-matched-cohort-study
#16
S Alonso, X Mayol, L Nonell, S Salvans, M Pascual, M Pera
AIM: Anastomotic leak is associated with higher rates of recurrence after surgery for colorectal cancer. However, the mechanisms responsible are unknown. We hypothesized that the infection-induced inflammatory response may induce overexpression of tumour progression-related genes in immune cells. The aim was to investigate the effect of postoperative intra-abdominal infection on the gene expression patterns of peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL) after surgery for colorectal cancer. METHODS: Prospective matched cohort study...
February 18, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213366/tumor-infiltrating-and-peripheral-blood-t-cell-immunophenotypes-predict-early-relapse-in-localized-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
#17
Nicolas A Giraldo, Etienne Becht, Yann Vano, Florent Petitprez, Laetitia Lacroix, Pierre Validire, Rafael Sanchez-Salas, Alexandre Ingels, Stephane Marie Oudard, Audrey Moatti, Bénédicte Buttard, Sarah Bourras, Claire Germain, Xavier Cathelineau, Wolf-Herman Fridman, Catherine Sautes-Fridman
PURPOSE: The efficacy of PD-1 Checkpoint Blockade (ChB) as adjuvant therapy in localized clear cell Renal Cell Carcinoma (ccRCC) is currently unknown. The identification of tumor microenvironment (TME) prognostic biomarkers in this setting may help to define which patients could benefit from ChB and to uncover new therapeutic targets. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: We performed multiparametric flow cytometry immunophenotypic analysis of T cells isolated from tumor tissue (TIL), adjacent non-malignant renal tissue (RIL) and peripheral blood (PBL), in a cohort of patients (n=40) with localized ccRCC...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212520/adp-ribosyl-cyclases-cd38-cd157-social-skills-and-friendship
#18
Anne Chong, Fabio Malavasi, Salomon Israel, Chiea Chuen Khor, Von Bing Yap, Mikhail Monakhov, Soo Hong Chew, Poh San Lai, Richard P Ebstein
Why some individuals seek social engagement while others shy away has profound implications for normal and pathological human behavior. Evidence suggests that oxytocin (OT), the paramount human social hormone, and CD38 that governs OT release, contribute to individual differences in social skills from intense social involvement to extreme avoidance that characterize autism. To explore the neurochemical underpinnings of sociality, CD38 expression of peripheral blood leukocytes (PBL) was measured in Han Chinese undergraduates...
January 16, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211028/short-term-supra-physiological-rhgh-administration-induces-transient-dna-damage-in-peripheral-lymphocytes-of-healthy-women
#19
C Fantini, P Sgrò, M Pittaluga, A de Perini, I Dimauro, A Sartorio, D Caporossi, L Di Luigi
PURPOSE: While a good safety for recombinant human growth hormone (rhGH) therapy at replacement doses is recognized, a possible link between high concentration of the GH-IGF-I axis hormones and side negative effect has been reported. The aim of this pilot study was to assess whether a short-term exposure to supra-physiological doses of rhGH may affect DNA integrity in human lymphocytes (PBL). METHODS: Eighteen healthy Caucasian female (24.2 ± 3.5 years) were randomly included in a Control (n = 9) and rhGH administration group (n = 9, 3-week treatment)...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208882/pbl-trigger-design-by-medical-students-an-effective-active-learning-strategy-outside-the-classroom
#20
Maya Roche, Indira Kakkunje Adiga, Akshatha G Nayak
INTRODUCTION: Problem Based Learning (PBL) is known world over as an effective, active learning strategy with many benefits for the student. Usually, in medical schools, PBL triggers are designed by a well-trained group of faculty from basic and clinical sciences. The challenge was whether this task could be given to students in the first year of their curriculum and be executed by them effectively. AIM: To enhance active learning, comprehension and critical thinking with a view to promote horizontal and vertical integration between subjects...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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