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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454484/effect-of-topical-application-of-hard-water-in-weakening-of-hair-in-men
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Waqas Muhammad
BACKGROUND: Hard water is thought to play a key role in weakening of hair (not Hair Loss) and breakage especially when travelling is involved. In our community, commonly men do the travelling and complain more about hair problem which is why only young male individuals were included in this study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Water samples from different districts of KPK, Pakistan, were collected and their hardness values were estimated to find the water sample of maximum and minimum water hardness in order to know the maximum hardness hair would encounter in KPK, Pakistan...
September 30, 2016: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453999/symptoms-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-predict-cannabis-misuse
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Alexander Spradlin, Dakota Mauzay, Carrie Cuttler
INTRODUCTION: Cannabis use has been linked to many psychological disorders. There is, however, a paucity of research investigating the link between cannabis use and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The present study sought to examine this link by exploring associations between severity of OCD symptoms, cannabis use, and cannabis misuse; determining whether these associations exist above and beyond symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress; and testing the mediating role of cannabis coping motives (i...
March 31, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453959/uroflowmetric-changes-success-rate-and-complications-following-tension-free-vaginal-tape-obturator-tvt-o-operation-in-obese-females
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Reham Fouad, Yahia M El-Faissal, Ahmed T Hashem, Sherine H Gad Allah
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to evaluate the outcome of Tension-free Vaginal Tape Obturator (TVT-O) operation in the treatment of urodynamic stress incontinence (USI) in obese females, with respect to uroflowmetric changes, success rate and postoperative complications. METHODS: This prospective observational study included 26 patients with USI at the Obstetrics & Gynecology department-Cairo University hospital during the year 2015. The participants had body mass index (BMI)≥30...
April 23, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453582/-frailty-in-patients-admitted-to-hospital-with-acute-decompensated-heart-failure
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Felipe Díaz-Toro, Carolina Nazzal Nazal, Hugo Verdejo, VÍctor Rossel, Pablo Castro, Ricardo Larrea, Roberto Concepción, Luis Sepúlveda
BACKGROUND: Frailty is a geriatric syndrome characterized by a progressive impairment in the subjects’ ability to respond to environmental stress. Frailty is more commonly found in heart failure (HF) patients than in general population and it is an independent predictor of rehospitalization, emergency room visits and death. AIM: To estimate the prevalence of frailty in patients with decompensated HF admitted to four hospitals in Santiago, Chile. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study...
February 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453574/social-defeat-stress-causes-depression-like-behavior-with-metabolite-changes-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-of-rats
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Yi-Yun Liu, Xin-Yu Zhou, Li-Ning Yang, Hai-Yang Wang, Yu-Qing Zhang, Jun-Cai Pu, Lan-Xiang Liu, Si-Wen Gui, Li Zeng, Jian-Jun Chen, Chan-Juan Zhou, Peng Xie
Major depressive disorder is a serious mental disorder with high morbidity and mortality. The role of social stress in the development of depression remains unclear. Here, we used the social defeat stress paradigm to induce depression-like behavior in rats, then evaluated the behavior of the rats and measured metabolic changes in the prefrontal cortex using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry. Within the first week after the social defeat procedure, the sucrose preference test (SPT), open field test (OFT), elevated plus maze (EPM) and forced swim test (FST) were conducted to examine the depressive-like and anxiety-like behaviors...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453480/a-multifunctional-biocompatible-drug-candidate-is-highly-effective-in-delaying-pathological-signs-of-alzheimer-s-disease-in-5xfad-mice
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Hadar Segal-Gavish, Ortal Danino, Yael Barhum, Tali Ben-Zur, Ella Shai, David Varon, Daniel Offen, Bilha Fischer
BACKGROUND: Metal-ion-chelation was suggested to prevent zinc and copper ions-induced amyloid-β (Aβ) aggregation and oxidative stress, both implicated in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). In a quest for biocompatible metal-ion chelators potentially useful for AD therapy, we previously tested a series of nucleoside 5'-phosphorothioate derivatives as agents for decomposition of Cu(I)/Cu(II)/Zn(II)-Aβ-aggregates, and as inhibitors of OH radicals formation in Cu(I) or Fe(II) /H2O2 solution...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453460/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-regulates-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-of-human-ovarian-cancer-skov3-cells-through-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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Na Yang, Yan-Jun Qu, Yan Cheng, Tian Liang, Mei-Na Zhang, Dan Zhang, Li-Na Dong, Xiao-Wei Wang, Guang-Mei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The study is to explore the role of tunicamycin-induced endoplasmic reticulum stress (ERS) in human ovarian cancer (OC) SKOV3 cells proliferation, migration and invasion by modulating the activity of PI3K/AKT/mTOR pathway. METHODS: The collected human OC SKOV3 cells were randomly separated into three groups: The control group, the Tun group (treated with tunicamycin to induce ERS) and the CHOP-si group (transfected with CHOP-siRNA before tunicamycin treatment)...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453363/a-polyphenol-based-multicomponent-nutraceutical-in-dysmetabolism-and-oxidative-stress-results-from-a-pilot-study
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Roberto Corsi, Giovanni Mosti, Attilio Cavezzi, Simone Ugo Urso, Gayla Dimitrova, Elena Fioroni, Roberto Colucci, Valentina Quinzi
To assess short-term efficacy and safety of a multicomponent nutraceutical (MCN) on dysmetabolism and oxidative stress, a pilot prospective observational study was performed on 21 individuals (12 men and 9 women) who took, for 60 days, 2 tablets per day of an MCN based on antioxidants and metabolism regulators: hydroxytyrosol (15 mg), maqui (300 mg), amla (200 mg), monacolin K (10 mg), berberine (245 mg), astaxanthin (0.5 mg), coenzyme Q10 (100 mg), and folic acid (200 mcg). On day 0 (T0) and day 60 (T60), all participants underwent laboratory tests related to lipid profile, carbohydrate metabolism, oxidative stress, and cellular inflammation...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449369/exposure-to-the-insecticide-endosulfan-induces-liver-morphology-alterations-and-oxidative-stress-in-fruit-eating-bats-artibeus-lituratus
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Jerusa Maria Oliveira, Alessandro Brinati, Liany Divina Lima Miranda, Danielle Barbosa Morais, José Cola Zanuncio, Reggiani Vilela Gonçalves, Maria do Carmo Gouveia Peluzio, Mariella Bontempo Freitas
Exposure to pesticides may increase the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), leading to oxidation of cell membrane lipids and proteins. Although fruit bats are potentially exposed to pesticides during their entire lifespan, the impacts of this exposure are still poorly investigated. We examined the effects of low, commercially recommended concentrations (0, 1.05 and 2.1 g/l) of an organochlorine insecticide endosulfan (EDS) formulation on oxidative responses in the liver and kidneys of Neotropical fruit bats (Artibeus lituratus), as well as possible liver morphological alterations following a 35-day oral exposure...
April 27, 2017: International Journal of Experimental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448946/oral-administration-of-methysticin-improves-cognitive-deficits-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Athanassios Fragoulis, Stephanie Siegl, Markus Fendt, Sandra Jansen, Ulf Soppa, Lars-Ove Brandenburg, Thomas Pufe, Joachim Weis, Christoph Jan Wruck
INTRODUCTION: There is increasing evidence for the involvement of chronic inflammation and oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) is an anti-inflammatory transcription factor that regulates the oxidative stress defense. Our previous experiments demonstrated that kavalactones protect neuronal cells against Amyloid β (Aβ)-induced oxidative stress in vitro by Nrf2 pathway activation. Here, we tested an in vivo kavalactone treatment in a mouse model of AD...
April 19, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448903/violence-trauma-and-living-with-hiv-longitudinal-predictors-of-initiating-crystal-methamphetamine-injection-among-sex-workers
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Elena Argento, Steffanie A Strathdee, Shira Goldenberg, Melissa Braschel, Julio Montaner, Kate Shannon
BACKGROUND: Despite rapid increases in crystal methamphetamine (CM) use worldwide and established gendered patterns of use, empirical research on CM injection initiation among sex workers is limited. Given the wide range of harms associated with CM, alongside stimulant effects including sexual dis-inhibition and prolonged awake-ness, this study aimed to longitudinally investigate socio-structural predictors of initiating CM injection among sex workers in Vancouver, Canada. METHODS: Data (2010-2014) were drawn from a community-based cohort of women sex workers: AESHA (An Evaluation of Sex Workers Health Access)...
April 19, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448373/effects-of-parental-stress-optimism-and-health-promoting-behaviors-on-the-quality-of-life-of-primiparous-and-multiparous-mothers
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Jennifer Loh, Craig Harms, Bronwyn Harman
BACKGROUND: Parental stress, optimism, and health-promoting behaviors (HPBs) are important predictors of the quality of life (QoL) of mothers. However, it is unclear how strongly these predictors affect the QoL of mothers. It is also unclear if the impact of these predictors on QoL differs between primiparous and multiparous mothers. In this study, we defined primiparous as "bearing young for the first time" and multiparous as "having experienced one or more previous childbirths." OBJECTIVES: The first objective of this study was to examine the relative effect of parental stress, optimism, and HPBs on the QoL of mothers...
May 2017: Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448143/effect-directed-analysis-of-toxicants-in-sediment-with-combined-passive-dosing-and-in-vivo-toxicity-testing
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Hongxue Qi, Huizhen Li, Yanli Wei, W Tyler Mehler, Eddy Y Zeng, Jing You
Identifying key toxicants in sediment is a great challenge, particularly if non-target toxicants are involved. To identify the contaminants responsible for sediment toxicity to Chironomus dilutus in Guangzhou reach of the Pearl River in South China, passive dosing and in vivo toxicity testing were incorporated into effect-directed analysis (EDA) to account for bioavailability. Fractionation of sediment extracts was performed with gel permeation chromatography and reverse phase liquid chromatography sequentially...
April 27, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448043/challenges-in-rheological-characterization-of-highly-concentrated-suspensions-a-case-study-for-screen-printing-silver-pastes
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Ceren Yüce, Norbert Willenbacher
A comprehensive rheological characterization of highly concentrated suspensions or pastes is mandatory for a targeted product development meeting the manifold requirements during processing and application of such complex fluids. In this investigation, measuring protocols for a conclusive assessment of different process relevant rheological parameters have been evaluated. This includes the determination of yield stress, viscosity, wall slip velocity, structural recovery after large deformation and elongation at break as well as tensile force during filament stretching...
April 10, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448019/a-tandem-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-based-approach-for-metabolite-analysis-of-staphylococcus-aureus
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David J Samuels, Zhe Wang, Kyu Y Rhee, Shaun R Brinsmade
In an effort to thwart bacterial pathogens, hosts often limit the availability of nutrients at the site of infection. This limitation can alter the abundances of key metabolites to which regulatory factors respond, adjusting cellular metabolism. In recent years, a number of proteins and RNA have emerged as important regulators of virulence gene expression. For example, the CodY protein responds to levels of branched-chain amino acids and GTP and is widely conserved in low G+C Gram-positive bacteria. As a global regulator in Staphylococcus aureus, CodY controls the expression of dozens of virulence and metabolic genes...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447506/anti-inflammatory-and-gastroprotective-potential-of-leaf-essential-oil-of-cinnamomum-glanduliferum-in-ethanol-induced-rat-experimental-gastritis
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Samar S Azab, Gehad A Abdel Jaleel, Omayma A Eldahshan
CONTEXT: Nothing could be found in the literature concerning Cinnamomum glanduliferum (Wall) Meissn (Lauraceae) bark (CG) in Egypt. OBJECTIVE: To investigate CG volatile oil chemically and its anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Essential oils were investigated by GC-MS. Leaves oil was assessed at doses of 250, 500 and 1000 mg/kg for its anti-inflammatory effect against carrageenan-induced rat oedema model...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447404/potential-biomechanical-roles-of-risk-factors-in-the-evolution-of-thrombus-laden-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Lana Virag, John S Wilson, Jay D Humphrey, Igor Karšaj
Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) typically harbour an intraluminal thrombus (ILT), yet most prior computational models neglect biochemomechanical effects of thrombus on lesion evolution. We recently proposed a growth and remodelling model of thrombus-laden AAAs that introduced a number of new constitutive relations and associated model parameters. Because values of several of these parameters have yet to be elucidated by clinical data, and could vary significantly from patient to patient, the aim of this study was to investigate the possible extent to which these parameters influence AAA evolution...
April 26, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447283/adenosine-stress-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-octogenarians-safety-tolerability-and-long-term-prognostic-implications-of-hemodynamic-response-and-spect-related-variables
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Athanasios Katsikis, Athanasios Theodorakos, Spyridon Papaioannou, Antonios Kalkinis, Genovefa Kolovou, Konstantinos Konstantinou, Maria Koutelou
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of tolerability, safety, and prognostic implications of adenosine stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) in octogenarians. METHODS: 370 octogenarians (49% known coronary artery disease) were studied. Hemodynamic response, MPI-related data, and rest-left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) based on echocardiography were registered per patient, and prospective follow-up was performed to document all-cause death (ACD), cardiac death (CD), myocardial infarction (MI), and late revascularization...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446837/level-of-stress-and-its-determinants-among-intensive-care-unit-staff
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Arunesh Kumar, Prasad Pore, Sachin Gupta, Aziz O Wani
CONTEXT: Stress is a usual and normal part of our daily lives. It is a normal physical reaction to an internal or external pressure that is placed on a person's system. Extended periods of stress can cause destructive changes in the body. OBJECTIVES: (1) To assess the prevalence of stress and its level among intensive care unit (ICU) staff (doctors and nurses) of various hospitals and (2) to correlate the level of stress with certain variables. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the ICU of various hospital of Pune for a period of 1 month...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446597/the-histone-variant-h2a-z-promotes-splicing-of-weak-introns
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Kelly E Nissen, Christina M Homer, Colm J Ryan, Michael Shales, Nevan J Krogan, Kristin L Patrick, Christine Guthrie
Multiple lines of evidence implicate chromatin in the regulation of premessenger RNA (pre-mRNA) splicing. However, the influence of chromatin factors on cotranscriptional splice site usage remains unclear. Here we investigated the function of the highly conserved histone variant H2A.Z in pre-mRNA splicing using the intron-rich model yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe Using epistatic miniarray profiles (EMAPs) to survey the genetic interaction landscape of the Swr1 nucleosome remodeling complex, which deposits H2A...
April 1, 2017: Genes & Development
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