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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822260/bioavailability-and-chronic-toxicity-of-bismuth-citrate-to-earthworm-eisenia-andrei-exposed-to-natural-sandy-soil
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Zohra Omouri, Jalal Hawari, Michel Fournier, Pierre Yves Robidoux
The present study describes bioavailability and chronic effects of bismuth to earthworms Eisenia andrei using OECD reproduction test. Adult earthworms were exposed to natural sandy soil contaminated artificially by bismuth citrate. Average total concentrations of bismuth in soil recovered by HNO3 digestion ranged from 75 to 289mg/kg. Results indicate that bismuth decreased significantly all reproduction parameters of Eisenia andrei at concentrations ≥ 116mg/kg. However, number of hatched cocoons and number of juveniles seem to be more sensitive than total number of cocoons, as determined by IC50; i...
August 16, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822020/polysomnographic-determinants-of-requirement-for-advanced-positive-pressure-therapeutic-options-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea
#2
Anupama Gupta, Garima Shukla
BACKGROUND: A small percentage of adult patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been recognized to be extraordinarily difficult to treat with conventional continuous or Bi-level positive airway pressure (together referred to as PAP) therapy. AIM AND OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine polysomnographic (PSG) characteristics, which may help predict the requirement for advanced therapeutic options for OSA. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent PAP titration at our sleep laboratory over a 2-year period were included...
August 18, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821966/application-of-transcutaneous-ultrasonography-for-the-diagnosis-of-muscle-mass-loss-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#3
Kazufumi Kobayashi, Hitoshi Maruyama, Soichiro Kiyono, Sadahisa Ogasawara, Eiichiro Suzuki, Yoshihiko Ooka, Tetsuhiro Chiba, Naoya Kato, Tadashi Yamaguchi
BACKGROUND: To propose an ultrasound-based parameter for the diagnosis of muscle mass loss (MML) in cirrhosis. METHODS: This is an IRB-approved cross-sectional study (October 2013 to January 2017) with written informed consent including 357 subjects-234 cirrhosis and 123 controls. MML was diagnosed using the skeletal muscle index at the L3 level (L3-SMI) on computed tomography (CT). Transcutaneous ultrasound was used to demonstrate a cross section of the right iliopsoas muscle, and the iliopsoas muscle index (IP index) was defined by the iliopsoas muscle area/height(2) (mm(2)/m(2))...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821572/rolling-neutrophils-form-tethers-and-slings-under-physiologic-conditions-in-vivo
#4
Alex Marki, Konrad Buscher, Zbigniew Mikulski, Axel Pries, Klaus Ley
Human and mouse neutrophils are known to form tethers when rolling on selectins in vitro. Tethers are ∼0.2 μm thin, ∼5-10 μm-long structures behind rolling cells that can swing around to form slings that serve as self-adhesive substrates. Here, we developed a mouse intravital imaging method, where the neutrophil surface is labeled by injecting fluorescently labeled mAb to Ly-6G. Venules in the cremaster muscle of live mice were imaged at a high frame rate using a confocal microscope equipped with a fast resonant scanner...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821133/single-helix-in-v-type-starch-carrier-determines-the-encapsulation-capacity-of-ethylene
#5
Linfan Shi, Xiong Fu, Qiang Huang, Bin Zhang
V-type starch carriers with different single helix contents were prepared using alcoholic-alkaline treatment followed by ethanol precipitation. Ethylene gas was entrapped into V-type starch carriers using a solid encapsulation method. The morphological and structural properties of inclusion complexes (ICs) were characterized using scanning electron and light microscopy, X-ray diffractometry, (13)C solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and Raman spectroscopy. Aqueous ethanol treatment resulted in swelling and aggregation of starch granules, and B-type diffraction reflections were either reduced or completely lost with evolution of V-type pattern...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819380/phase-ii-trial-of-adjuvant-immunotherapy-with-autologous-tumor-derived-gp96-vaccination-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Kecheng Zhang, Zheng Peng, Xiaohui Huang, Zhi Qiao, Xinxin Wang, Ning Wang, Hongqing Xi, Jianxin Cui, Yunhe Gao, Xijian Huang, Hua Gao, Bo Wei, Lin Chen
Background/Aims: Autologous, tumor-derived, heat shock protein gp96 peptide complexes have antitumor potential. We conducted the first Phase II trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of gp96 vaccination in adjuvant settings for patients with gastric cancer. Methods: We enrolled 73 consecutive patients from October 2012 to December 2015. Thirty-eight patients received gp96 vaccination plus chemotherapy and 35 received chemotherapy alone. The primary endpoints were disease-free survival (DFS) and toxicity...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818586/a-rare-presentation-of-the-syndrome-of-inappropriate-antidiuretic-hormone-in-a-12-year-old-female-as-the-initial-presentation-of-an-immature-ovarian-teratoma
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Anoop Mohamed Iqbal, W Frederick Schwenk
BACKGROUND: Immature ovarian teratoma is very rare in childhood. We are reporting 12 yo female with immature ovarian teratoma who presented initially with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone. CASE: A 12 yo female presented with acute abdomen and distention. Initial laboratory tests showed hyponatremia (sodium -123 mmol/L), that did not respond to fluid management. Computerized tomography showed a 15 cm x 9 cm x 20 cm mass in the right ovary with multifocal internal fat, and dystrophic calcifications...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818037/association-of-coral-algal-symbionts-with-a-diverse-viral-community-responsive-to-heat-shock
#8
Jan D Brüwer, Shobhit Agrawal, Yi Jin Liew, Manuel Aranda, Christian R Voolstra
BACKGROUND: Stony corals provide the structural foundation of coral reef ecosystems and are termed holobionts given they engage in symbioses, in particular with photosynthetic dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium. Besides Symbiodinium, corals also engage with bacteria affecting metabolism, immunity, and resilience of the coral holobiont, but the role of associated viruses is largely unknown. In this regard, the increase of studies using RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) to assess gene expression provides an opportunity to elucidate viral signatures encompassed within the data via careful delineation of sequence reads and their source of origin...
August 17, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817965/trametes-versicolor-ethanol-extract-a-promising-candidate-for-health-promoting-food-supplement
#9
Ljiljana Janjušević, Boris Pejin, Sonja Kaišarević, Stanislava Gorjanović, Ferenc Pastor, Kristina Tešanović, Maja Karaman
This study aimed to estimate antiradical, antioxidant (AO) and cytotoxic activities of the fungus Trametes versicolor ethanol fruiting body extract. The extract was found to effectively scavenge both O2(•-) and NO(•) (29.62 and 52.48 μg/mL, respectively). It also showed a good AO activity in the polarographic HPMC assay (950%/mL). p-Hydroxybenzoic acid may be one of the responsible compounds for the afore-mentioned activities. The same extract also exhibited a concentration-dependent cytotoxicity against MCF-7 and HepG2 tumour cell lines reaching IC50 values of 123...
August 18, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817753/efficacy-and-safety-of-durvalumab-in-locally-advanced-or-metastatic-urothelial-carcinoma-updated-results-from-a-phase-1-2-open-label-study
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Thomas Powles, Peter H O'Donnell, Christophe Massard, Hendrik-Tobias Arkenau, Terence W Friedlander, Christopher J Hoimes, Jae Lyun Lee, Michael Ong, Srikala S Sridhar, Nicholas J Vogelzang, Mayer N Fishman, Jingsong Zhang, Sandy Srinivas, Jigar Parikh, Joyce Antal, Xiaoping Jin, Ashok K Gupta, Yong Ben, Noah M Hahn
Importance: The data reported herein were accepted for assessment by the US Food and Drug Administration for Biologics License Application under priority review to establish the clinical benefit of durvalumab as second-line therapy for locally advanced or metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC), resulting in its recent US approval. Objective: To report a planned update of the safety and efficacy of durvalumab in patients with locally advanced/metastatic UC. Design, Setting, and Participants: This is an ongoing phase 1/2 open-label study of 191 adult patients with histologically or cytologically confirmed locally advanced/metastatic UC whose disease had progressed on, were ineligible for, or refused prior chemotherapy from 60 sites in 9 countries as reported herein...
August 17, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816927/use-of-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-and-bone-mineral-density-change-a-population-based-longitudinal-study-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-individuals
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Annelies C Ham, Nikkie Aarts, Raymond Noordam, Fernando Rivadeneira, Gijsbertus Ziere, M Carola Zillikens, Henning Tiemeier, Nathalie van der Velde, Albert Hofman, André G Uitterlinden, Loes E Visser, Bruno H Stricker
BACKGROUND: Longitudinal studies showed conflicting results regarding the association between use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and bone mineral density (BMD). Therefore, we investigate the association between-duration of-SSRI use and BMD, and change in BMD ([INCREMENT]BMD). METHODS: Data from the population-based Rotterdam Study cohort (1991-2008) were used. In total, 4915 men and 5831 postmenopausal women, aged 45 years and older, were included, having measurement visits at 4- to 5-year intervals...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816192/tobacco-abuse-and-associated-oral-lesions-among-interstate-migrant-construction-workers
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Anzil Ks Ali, Arshad Mohammed, Archana A Thomas, Shann Paul, M Shahul, K Kasim
AIM: The present study was conducted to assess the prevalence of tobacco use and associated oral mucosal lesions among construction workers of Cochin, Kerala, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study was carried at various construction sites of Cochin and 2,163 workers were selected using multistage sampling method and were interviewed and examined. Information regarding demographic details, form, type, frequency of tobacco use, earlier attempt to quit, and willingness to quit tobacco use was obtained using predesigned questionnaire...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815312/trilateral-retinoblastoma-a-systematic-review-of-211-cases
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Ryuya Yamanaka, Azusa Hayano, Yasuo Takashima
We conducted a systematic review of 72 studies to characterize trilateral retinoblastomas. Kaplan-Meier analysis was used to estimate survival, and statistical significance was assessed by using a log-rank test. We analyzed 211 cases of trilateral retinoblastomas. The average age of onset of retinoblastoma was 0.79 ± 1.38 years, and the average latency period between the onset of retinoblastomas and trilateral retinoblastomas was 1.49 ± 1.76 years. The brain tumors were found before the retinoblastoma diagnosis in 6 cases (3...
August 16, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815240/-research-on-physical-and-mechanical-properties-crown-accuracy-by-using-self-made-fus-invest-dental-investment
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Jin-Shuang Wu, He-Lin Xing, Chao-Fang Dong, Tian-Wen Guo, Se-Fei Yang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the physical and mechanical properties of pure titanium castings cast by self- made FUS-invest dental investment, and evaluate casting accuracy. METHODS: Seven pure titanium castings were cast by self-made FUS-invest zirconium investment and analyzed using servo hydraulic dynamic experiment system (JJG139-83 standard), scanning electron microscope and energy spectrum analysis. Thirty-eight crowns of pure titanium were cast by two different methods...
April 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815026/the-diagnostic-value-of-24-hour-ambulatory-intraesophageal-ph-impedance-in-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-symptoms-comparable-with-typical-symptoms
#15
Yusuf S Sakin, Rukiye Vardar, Baha Sezgin, Zeynep Erdogan Cetin, Yasemin Alev, Esra Yildirim, Tayfun Kirazli, Serhat Bor
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux is currently based on a combination of the patient history of multichannel intraluminal impedance and ambulatory pH (MII-pH); however, none of these findings alone is specific for the diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux. We aimed to compare the baseline characteristics and esophageal baseline impedance values between patients with and without laryngopharyngeal reflux symptoms. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from two groups of patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux according to their reflux finding score (RFS) as scored by ENTs...
August 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814847/relationship-between-tongue-strength-lip-strength-and-nutrition-related-sarcopenia-in-older-rehabilitation-inpatients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Kotomi Sakai, Enri Nakayama, Haruka Tohara, Keiji Kodama, Takahiro Takehisa, Yozo Takehisa, Koichiro Ueda
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to clarify the relationship between tongue strength, lip strength, and nutrition-related sarcopenia (NRS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 201 older inpatients aged ≥65 years (70 men, median age: 84 years, interquartile range: 79-89 years) consecutively admitted for rehabilitation were included in this cross-sectional study. The main factors evaluated were the presence of NRS diagnosed by malnutrition using the Mini-Nutrition Assessment - Short Form, sarcopenia based on the criteria of the Asian Working Group for Sarcopenia, tongue strength, and lip strength...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814831/schiff-base-derived-from-thiosemicarbazone-and-anthracene-showed-high-potential-in-overcoming-multidrug-resistance-in-vitro-with-low-drug-resistance-index
#17
Jie Bai, Rui-Hui Wang, Yan Qiao, Aidong Wang, Chen-Jie Fang
Multidrug resistance (MDR) is a huge obstacle in cancer chemotherapeutics. Overcoming MDR is a great challenge for anticancer drug discovery. Here, DNA binding and cytotoxicity of Schiff base L1 and L2 were explored to assess their efficiency in fighting cancer and overcoming the MDR. L1 and L2 could treat extremely chemoresistant MCF-7/ADR cell as drug-sensitive cell, with drug resistance index (DRI) <2.13, showing high potential in overcoming the MDR. The apoptotic ratio induced by L1 and L2 was low for both MCF-7 and MCF-7/ADR cells...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812403/text-messaging-sms-as-a-tool-to-facilitate-weight-loss-and-prevent-metabolic-deterioration-in-clinically-healthy-overweight-and-obese-subjects-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
Vija Silina, Mesfin K Tessma, Silva Senkane, Gita Krievina, Guntis Bahs
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether SMS text messaging facilitates a reduction of weight and waist circumference (WC) and favourable changes in lipid profile and insulin levels in clinically healthy overweight and obese subjects. DESIGN: A randomised controlled trial. SETTING AND INTERVENTION: Primary care health centre in Riga, Latvia. Text messaging once in two weeks. SUBJECTS: A total of 123 overweight and obese men and women aged 30-45 years with no cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) or diabetes...
August 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812016/syntool-a-novel-region-based-intolerance-score-to-single-nucleotide-substitution-for-synonymous-mutations-predictions-based-on-123-136-individuals
#19
Tongda Zhang, Yiran Wu, Zhangzhang Lan, Quan Shi, Ying Yang, Jian Guo
BACKGROUND: Synonymous mutation is the single nucleotide change that does not cause an amino acid change but can affect the rate and efficiency of translation. So recent increase in our knowledge has revealed a substantial contribution of synonymous mutations to human disease risk and other complex traits. Nevertheless, there are still rarely synonymous mutation prediction methods. METHODS: Nonsynonymous and synonymous coding SNPs show similar likelihood and effect size of human disease association...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811955/the-effects-of-group-based-versus-individual-based-tai-chi-training-on-nonmotor-symptoms-in-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-parkinson-s-disease-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-trial
#20
Jing Hui Yang, Ya Qun Wang, Sai Qing Ye, You Gen Cheng, Yu Chen, Xiao Zhen Feng
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of group-based and individual-based Tai Chi training on nonmotor symptoms in patients with mild to moderate Parkinson's disease. DESIGN: Randomized controlled pilot study. METHODS: 36 community-dwelling patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) were randomly assigned to either group-based training group (n = 19) or individual-based group (n = 17). Both groups received same content of Tai Chi training 3 times a week for 13 weeks...
2017: Parkinson's Disease
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