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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229203/-real-time-3d-echocardiography-for-estimation-of-severity-in-valvular-heart-disease-impact-on-current-guidelines
#1
T Buck, L Bösche, B Plicht
Besides providing spatial anatomic information on heart valves, real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) combined with color Doppler has the potential to overcome the limitations of flow quantification inherent to conventional 2D color Doppler methods. Recent studies validated the application of color Doppler 3DE (cD-3DE) for the quantification of regurgitation flow based on the vena contracta area (VCA) and the proximal isovelocity surface area (PISA) methods. Particularly the assessment of VCA by cD-3DE led to a change of paradigm by understanding of the VCA as being strongly asymmetric in the majority of patients and etiologies...
February 22, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224184/irritable-temperament-profile-prevails-among-patients-with-boxer-fractures
#2
A Taşkesen, I Demirkale, N Taşkesen, M Okumuş, D Ö Can
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this prospective study was to examine the temperament dimensions of the patients with boxer fracture and compare them with age- and sex-matched controls. METHODS: We performed a prospective analysis investigating affective temperaments of the 102 patients with boxer fractures and compared them with 100 sex- and age-matched controls that were referred to the emergency department due to incidental soft-tissue trauma. Affective temperament of the patients was evaluated by Memphis, Pisa, Paris, and San Diego-Auto questionnaire (TEMPS-A)...
February 21, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222309/gemcitabine-erlotinib-versus-gemcitabine-erlotinib-capecitabine-in-the-first-line-treatment-of-patients-with-metastatic-pancreatic-cancer-efficacy-and-safety-results-of-a-phase-iib-randomised-study-from-the-spanish-ttd-collaborative-group
#3
Antonio Irigoyen, Javier Gallego, Carmen Guillén Ponce, Ruth Vera, Vega Iranzo, Inmaculada Ales, Sara Arévalo, Aleydis Pisa, Marta Martín, Antonieta Salud, Esther Falcó, Alberto Sáenz, José Luis Manzano Mozo, Gema Pulido, Joaquina Martínez Galán, Roberto Pazo-Cid, Fernando Rivera, Teresa García García, Olbia Serra, Eva Ma Fernández Parra, Alicia Hurtado, Ma José Gómez Reina, Luis Jesús López Gomez, Esther Martínez Ortega, Manuel Benavides, Enrique Aranda
BACKGROUND: Gemcitabine and erlotinib have shown a survival benefit in the first-line setting in metastatic pancreatic cancer (mPC). The aim of this study was to assess whether combining capecitabine (C) with gemcitabine + erlotinib (GE) was safe and effective versus GE in patients with mPC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Previously untreated mPC patients were randomised to receive G (1000 mg/m(2), days 1, 8, 15) + E (100 mg/day, days 1-28) + C (1660 mg/m(2), days 1-21) or GE, q4 weeks, until progression or unacceptable toxicity...
February 17, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220901/distinct-signatures-of-dental-plaque-metabolic-byproducts-dictated-by-periodontal-inflammatory-status
#4
Akito Sakanaka, Masae Kuboniwa, Ei Hashino, Takeshi Bamba, Eiichiro Fukusaki, Atsuo Amano
Onset of chronic periodontitis is associated with an aberrant polymicrobial community, termed dysbiosis. Findings regarding its etiology obtained using high-throughput sequencing technique suggested that dysbiosis holds a conserved metabolic signature as an emergent property. The purpose of this study was to identify robust biomarkers for periodontal inflammation severity. Furthermore, we investigated disease-associated metabolic signatures of periodontal microbiota using a salivary metabolomics approach. Whole saliva samples were obtained from adult subjects before and after removal of supragingival plaque (debridement)...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216792/effect-of-monomer-solubility-on-the-evolution-of-copolymer-morphology-during-polymerization-induced-self-assembly-in-aqueous-solution
#5
Amy A Cockram, Thomas J Neal, Matthew J Derry, Oleksandr O Mykhaylyk, Neal S J Williams, Martin W Murray, Simon N Emmett, Steven P Armes
Polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) has become a widely used technique for the rational design of diblock copolymer nano-objects in concentrated aqueous solution. Depending on the specific PISA formulation, reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) aqueous dispersion polymerization typically provides straightforward access to either spheres, worms, or vesicles. In contrast, RAFT aqueous emulsion polymerization formulations often lead to just kinetically-trapped spheres. This limitation is currently not understood, and only a few empirical exceptions have been reported in the literature...
February 14, 2017: Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214173/pyrocarbon-interposition-shoulder-arthroplasty-preliminary-results-from-a-prospective-multicenter-study-at-2-years-of-follow-up
#6
Jérôme Garret, Arnaud Godeneche, Pascal Boileau, Daniel Molé, Mikael Etzner, Luc Favard, Christophe Levigne, François Sirveaux, Marc-Olivier Gauci, Charles Dezaly, Gilles Walch
BACKGROUND: The concept of free interposition arthroplasty proved successful for small joints of the hand, wrist, and foot, particularly after the use of implants coated with pyrocarbon, which enhanced their tribologic and elastic properties. The present study reports preliminary outcomes of a pyrocarbon-coated interposition shoulder arthroplasty (PISA) implant. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 67 consecutive patients who underwent shoulder PISA at 9 centers...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207944/relationship-between-renal-function-and-periodontal-disease-in-community-dwelling-elderly-women-with-different-genotypes
#7
Akihiro Yoshihara, Noriko Sugita, Masanori Iwasaki, Yanming Wang, Hideo Miyazaki, Hiromasa Yoshie, Kazutoshi Nakamura
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to examine the association between periodontal disease and renal function in elderly women with different genotypes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 332 postmenopausal never-smoking women were analyzed. Poor renal function was defined as serum cystatin C >0.91 mg/L. Periodontal disease markers such as periodontal inflamed surface area (PISA) were evaluated. Selected variables, including PISA quartile, body mass index (BMI), HbA1C and age in Arg allele carriers and non-carriers based on the beta-3 adrenergic receptor, or between Ala allele carriers and non-carriers based on peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma, were analyzed using multiple logistic regression analysis...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202724/chemistry-at-the-protein-mineral-interface-in-l-ferritin-assists-the-assembly-of-a-functional-%C3%AE-3-oxo-tris-%C3%AE-2-peroxo-triiron-iii-cluster
#8
Cecilia Pozzi, Silvia Ciambellotti, Caterina Bernacchioni, Flavio Di Pisa, Stefano Mangani, Paola Turano
X-ray structures of homopolymeric L-ferritin obtained by freezing protein crystals at increasing exposure times to a ferrous solution showed the progressive formation of a triiron cluster on the inner cage surface of each subunit. After 60 min exposure, a fully assembled (μ(3)-oxo)Tris[(μ(2)-peroxo)(μ(2)-glutamato-κO:κO')](glutamato-κO)(diaquo)triiron(III) anionic cluster appears in human L-ferritin. Glu60, Glu61, and Glu64 provide the anchoring of the cluster to the protein cage. Glu57 shuttles incoming iron ions toward the cluster...
February 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193039/molecularly-imprinted-polymer-based-plasmonic-immunosandwich-assay-for-fast-and-ultrasensitive-determination-of-trace-glycoproteins-in-complex-samples
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Xueying Tu, Pir Muhammad, Jia Liu, Yanyan Ma, Shuangshou Wang, Danyang Yin, Zhen Liu
Glycoproteins play significant roles in many biological processes. Assays of glycoproteins have significant biological importance and clinical values, for which immunoassay has been the workhorse tool. However, immunoassay suffers from some disadvantages, such as poor availability of high-specificity antibodies and limited stability of biological reagents. Herein, we present an antibody-free and enzyme-free approach, called molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP)-based plasmonic immunosandwich assay (PISA), for fast and ultrasensitive detection of trace glycoproteins in complex samples...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177503/breast-cancer-trends-differ-by-ethnicity-a-report-from-the-south-african-national-cancer-registry-1994-2009
#10
E Singh, M Joffe, H Cubasch, P Ruff, S A Norris, P T Pisa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: European Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135688/measuring-affective-temperaments-a-systematic-review-of-validation-studies-of-the-temperament-evaluation-in-memphis-pisa-and-san-diego-temps-instruments
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Liana R Elias, Cristiano A Köhler, Brendon Stubbs, Beatriz R Maciel, Lígia M Cavalcante, Antonio M O Vale, Xénia Gonda, João Quevedo, Thomas N Hyphantis, Jair C Soares, Eduard Vieta, André F Carvalho
BACKGROUND: The assessment of affective temperaments has provided useful insights for the psychopathological understanding of affective disorders and for the conceptualization of bipolar spectrum disorders. The Temperament in Memphis Pisa and San Diego (TEMPS) instrument has been widely used in research, yet its psychometric properties and optimal factor structure are unclear. METHODS: The PubMed/MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and EMBASE electronic databases were searched from inception until March 15th, 2016...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128307/emergent-properties-of-giant-vesicles-formed-by-a-polymerization-induced-self-assembly-pisa-reaction
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Anders N Albertsen, Jan K Szymański, Juan Pérez-Mercader
Giant micrometer sized vesicles are of obvious interest to the natural sciences as well as engineering, having potential application in fields ranging from drug delivery to synthetic biology. Their formation often requires elaborate experimental techniques and attempts to obtain giant vesicles from chemical media in a one-pot fashion have so far led to much smaller nanoscale structures. Here we show that a tailored medium undergoing controlled radical polymerization is capable of forming giant polymer vesicles...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106939/maximizing-output-in-rna-programmed-peptidyl-transfer-reactions
#13
Margherita Di Pisa, Anett Hauser, Oliver Seitz
A chemical reaction that is triggered by specific RNA molecules may provide opportunities for the design of artificial feedback loops. We envision a peptidyl transfer reaction, in which mRNA encoding for antiapoptotic protein would instruct the synthesis of apoptosis-inducing peptides. In this study, we tackled the RNA-programmed synthesis of a 16mer peptide derived from the Bak-BH3 protein which inhibits the antiapoptotic protein Bcl-xL. The reaction involves the transfer of a thioester-linked donor peptide fragment from one PNA conjugate onto an acceptor peptide-PNA conjugate...
January 20, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106816/nutrient-patterns-associated-with-fasting-glucose-and-glycated-haemoglobin-levels-in-a-black-south-african-population
#14
Tinashe Chikowore, Pedro T Pisa, Tertia van Zyl, Edith J M Feskens, Edelweiss Wentzel-Viljoen, Karin R Conradie
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) burden is increasing globally. However, evidence regarding nutrient patterns associated with the biomarkers of T2D is limited. This study set out to determine the nutrient patterns associated with fasting glucose and glycated haemoglobin the biomarkers of T2D. Factor analysis was used to derive nutrient patterns of 2010 participants stratified by urban/rural status and gender. Principal Component Analysis (PCA) was applied to 25 nutrients, computed from the quantified food frequency questionnaires (QFFQ)...
January 19, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106512/endoglucanase-and-xylanase-production-by-bacillus-sp-ar03-in-co-culture-glycosyl-hydrolases-by-bacillus-sp-ar03-in-co-culture
#15
Johan S Hero, José H Pisa, Nora I Perotti, Cintia M Romero, María A Martínez
The behaviour of three isolates retrieved from different cellulolytic consortia, Bacillus sp. AR03, Paenibacillus sp. AR247 and Achromobacter sp. AR476-2, were examined individually and as co-cultures in order evaluate their ability to produce extracellular cellulases and xylanases. Utilizing a peptone-based medium supplemented with carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), an increase estimated of 1.30 and 1.50 times was obtained by the co-culture containing the strains AR03 and AR247, with respect to enzyme titles registered by their individual cultivation...
January 20, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104598/pisa-syndrome-due-to-donepezil-pharmacokinetic-interactions-to-blame
#16
David Pollock, Emma Cunningham, Bernadette McGuinness, Anthony Peter Passmore
We report a case of Pisa syndrome (PS) due to the acetylcholinesterase inhibitor donepezil which may have been precipitated by pharmacokinetic interactions with commonly used medications. PS is defined as a reversible lateral bending of the trunk with a tendency to lean to one side. This is a rare but very distressing complication with this commonly used medication which was not initially recognised, leading to increasing disability for the patient and significant carer stress. Cessation of donepezil and modulation of potential interacting medications resulted in complete resolution...
January 18, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092690/post-translational-selective-intracellular-silencing-of-acetylated-proteins-with-de-novo-selected-intrabodies
#17
Michele Chirichella, Simonetta Lisi, Marco Fantini, Martina Goracci, Mariantonietta Calvello, Rossella Brandi, Ivan Arisi, Mara D'Onofrio, Cristina Di Primio, Antonino Cattaneo
The ability to selectively interfere with post-translationally modified proteins would have many biological and therapeutic applications. However, post-translational modifications cannot be selectively targeted by nucleic-acid-based interference approaches. Here we describe post-translational intracellular silencing antibody technology (PISA), a method for selecting intrabodies against post-translationally modified proteins. We demonstrate our method by generating intrabodies against native acetylated proteins and showing functional interference in living cells...
January 16, 2017: Nature Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091795/mood-spectrum-disorders-and-perception-of-pain
#18
Antonella Ciaramella
: Evaluation of pain perception in chronic pain patients with a concomitant mood-spectrum disorder. DESIGN: The observational retrospective study is based on patient data collected in psychosomatic consultations held at the Gift Institute for Integrative Medicine in Pisa, Italy, from 2002 to 2014. Evoked pain stimulus threshold and tolerance were evaluated using the cold pressor test. Clinical pain intensity and Sensorial, Affective, and Evaluative dimensions were assessed using the Italian Pain Questionnaire, and Anxiety and Depressive symptoms using the Hospital Anxiety Depression Scale...
January 14, 2017: Psychiatric Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072641/sensory-hypersensitivity-predicts-reduced-sleeping-quality-in-patients-with-major-affective-disorders
#19
Batya Engel-Yeger, Xenia Gonda, Muffy Walker, Zoltan Rihmer, Maurizio Pompili, Mario Amore, Gianluca Serafini
The goal of this study was to examine the sensory profile (expressed as hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity) of patients with major affective disorders and its relative contribution to the prediction of sleep quality while considering affective temperaments and depression, which may impact sleep quality. We recruited 176 participants (mean age, 47.3 y), of whom 56.8% had a diagnosis of unipolar major depressive disorder and 43.2% a diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Reduced sleep quality was evaluated using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index...
January 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050765/association-of-periodontal-disease-with-glycemic-control-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-in-indian-population
#20
Palka Kaur Khanuja, Satish Chander Narula, Rajesh Rajput, Rajinder Kumar Sharma, Shikha Tewari
This study aims to investigate the link between glycated hemoglobin and diabetic complications with chronic periodontitis. A total of 207 patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic periodontitis (CP) were divided according to tertiles of mean PISA (periodontal inflamed surface area) scores as low, middle and high PISA groups. Simultaneously a group of 67 periodontally healthy individuals (PH) was recruited. Periodontal examinations, including full-mouth assessment of probing depths (PPD), bleeding on probing, clinical attachment level and plaque scores were determined...
January 3, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
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