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Erin E Centeio, Nate McCaughtry, E Whitney G Moore, Noel Kulik, Alex Garn, Jeffrey Martin, Bo Shen, Cheryl L Somers, Mariane Fahlman
Obesity among children is highly prevalent and can lead to risk factors for chronic disease in adulthood. Key organizations have called on schools to play a larger role by increasing children's physical activity and nutrition by adopting an overall culture of health. This study examined the impact of a socioecological theory driven school-wide nutrition and physical activity intervention on 5th graders' central adiposity and obesity level. In 2015-2016, in the Midwest region of U.S., four treatment and two control schools, including 628 (377 treatment) 5th grade children participated in an eight-month intervention...
March 13, 2018: Preventive Medicine
Andrea Bacigalupo, Rosi Oneto, Hubert Schrezenmeier, Britta Hochsmann, Carlo Dufour, Seiji Kojima, Xiaofan Zhu, Xiaojuan Chen, Surapol Issaragrisil, Suporn Chuncharunee, Dae Chul Jeong, Sabrina Giammarco, Maria Teresa Van Lint, Yizhou Zheng, Carlos Vallejo
The aim of this study was to assess the outcome of patients with aplastic anemia (AA), receiving rabbit anti-thymocyte globulin (Thymoglobulin, SANOFI) and cyclosporin, as first line treatment. Eligible were 955 patients with AA, treated first line with Thymoglobulin, between 2001 and 2008 (n=492), or between 2009-2012 (n=463). The median age of the patients was 21 years (range 1-84). Mortality within 90 days was 5.7% and 2.4%, respectively in the two time periods (p=0.007).The actuarial 10 year survival for the entire population was 70%; transplant free survival was 64%...
March 2, 2018: American Journal of Hematology
Penghua Fang, Mei Yu, Wen Min, Dan Wan, Shiyu Han, Yizhi Shan, Rui Wang, Mingyi Shi, Zhenwen Zhang, Ping Bo
AIMS: Although baicalin could attenuate obesity-induced insulin resistance, the detailed mechanism of baicalin on glucose uptake has not been sufficiently explored as yet. The aim of this study was to survey if baicalin might facilitate glucose uptake and to explore its signal mechanisms in L6 myotubes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: L6 myotubes were treated with 100, 200, 400 μM baicalin for 6 h, 12 h and 24 h in this study. Then 2-NBDG and insulin signal protein levels in myotubes of L6 cells were examined...
March 1, 2018: Life Sciences
Hua-Jun Yu, Gou-Ping Ma, Qiao-Feng Guo, Xiao-Wen Zhang, Chun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the middle-long-term clinical effects of unilateral and bilateral percutaneous kyphoplasty(PKP) for vertebral fragility fracture in the elderly. METHODS: The clinical data in elderly patients with vertebral fragility fracture treated by unilateral and bilateral PKP between January 2008 and January 2010 was retrospective analyzed. According to a unified criteria to divided into two groups for 104 patients(44 males and 60 females), of them, 50 cases were divided in unilateral group using unilateral pedicle surgical approach for PKP and 54 cases were in bilateral group using bilateral pedicle approach...
May 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Daniel Steel, Kirsten Marchand, Eugenia Oviedo-Joekes
Supervised injectable opioid assisted treament (siOAT) prescribes injectable opioids to individuals for whom other forms of addiction treatment have been ineffective. In this article, we examine arguments that opioid-dependent people should be assumed incompetent to voluntarily consent to clinical research on siOAT unless proven otherwise. We agree that concerns about competence and voluntary consent deserve careful attention in this context. But we oppose framing the issue solely as a matter of the competence of opioid-dependent people and emphasize that it should be considered in the context of inequities in access to siOAT as a medical treatment...
December 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
Jie Zhu, Ze-Geng Li, Bao-Qin Wang, Xiang-Li Tong, Qing-He Peng
To investigate the ATP-sensitive potassium channel (KATP channel) protein expressions during different periods under hypoxia condition and explore the effect of Qibai Pingfei capsule medicated serum (hereinafter referred to as QBPF) on the correlation between the protein expressions of KATP channel and nitric oxide in rat pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells(PASMCs). Qibai Pingfei capsules were given to SD rats via continuous gavage for 10 days to obtain QBPF. Primary rats PASMCs were cultured by the direct adherent culture method...
April 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
Ümit Tuhanioğlu, Hakan Cicek, Hasan U Ogur, Firat Seyfettinoglu, Ahmet Kapukaya
INTRODUCTION: The goal in the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is to achieve a stable and concentric reduction and to create a congruent relationship between the femoral head and the acetabulum. This study discusses the causes of loss of reduction in DDH patients who had a concentrically reduced hip at the time of removal of the hip spica cast and cessation of brace use and who later appeared with hip redislocation after mobilisation and ambulation. In addition, the possible interventions in such cases are also discussed...
October 16, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
Erdem Diker
Despite evidence of significant clinical benefit, for patients with cardiovascular disease, adherence and persistence to treatment is often problematic. Once Daily dosing may increase treatment adherence and persistence. In this review, we discussed the effects of single dose anticoagulant use on treament adherence and persistence.
September 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
Hui Chen, Xiang Xu, Xiao-Yu Yang, Bing-Yu Ling, He-Ping Sun, Chao Liu, Yu Qiu Zhang, Hong Cao, Lan Xu
Painful diabetic neuropathy (PDN) is a common complication of diabetes mellitus. However, the treatment for PDN is limited in clinical practice. In the present study, we investigated the effect of systemic administration dexmedetomidine (DEX), a selective alpha 2 adrenergic receptor (α2AR) agonist, on mechanical allodynia and its underlying mechanism in db/db mice, an animal model of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Our data demonstrated that db/db mice develop mechanical allodynia at the early stage of diabetes...
July 28, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
Erden Atilla, Pinar Ataca Atilla, Selami Kocak Toprak, Taner Demirer
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is an effective and curative treatment of different malignant and non-malignant diseases. Early transplant-related mortality after allo-HSCT has decreased with reduced-intensity conditioning regimens and effective anti-infectious treatments, but late transplant-related mortality is still a problem. Physicians are now paying more attention to late complications that may worsen the quality of life of many transplant recipients. Chronic graft versus host disease (cGVHD) is one of the major causes of late transplant-related mortality after allo-HSCT...
October 2017: Clinical Transplantation
Miklós M Mózes, Petra Szoleczky, László Rosivall, Gábor Kökény
BACKGROUND: Although TGF-ß and the transcription factor Egr-1 play an important role in both kidney fibrosis and in response to acute changes of renal medullary osmolarity, their role under sustained hypo- or hyperosmolar conditions has not been elucidated. We investigated the effects of chronic hypertonicity and hypotonicity on the renal medullary TGF-ß and Egr-1 expression. METHODS: Male adult Sprague Dawley rats (n = 6/group) were treated with 15 mg/day furosemide, or the rats were water restricted to 15 ml/200 g body weight per day...
July 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
Irene Anderson
Leg ulcers present with a variety of aetiologies, sometimes in combination. The most common aetiology is venous, with treament involving compression, elevation and exercise; the most common treatment setting is the community. However, people with leg ulcers do sometimes require admission to hospital for conditions and situations which may, or may not, be ulcer-related. There is a lack of contemporary evidence on the experience of inpatients and insufficient analysis of the impact on healing and complications to the lower limb when patients with leg ulcers and compression therapy are admitted to hospital...
June 22, 2017: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Abhishek G Singh, Shrikant J Jai, Arvind P Ganpule, Mohankumar VijayKumar, Ravindra B Sabnis, Mahesh R Desai
INTRODUCTION: Lymphyocele by definition is the collection of lymph that is contained by a pseudomembrane. Management of lymphocele varies from simple aspiration or aspiration with sclerothreapy to more invasive technique, such as internal/external drainage. We present the results of 36 patients who developed pelvic lymphocele after renal transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1720 patients underwent living related donor renal allograft transplant at our centre...
September 2017: World Journal of Urology
Qing Zeng, Xiao-Long He, Han-Sheng Xiao, Lei DU, Yu-Jing Li, Le-Cheng Chen, Hui-Wen Tian, Sheng-He Huang, Hong Cao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG conditioned medium(LGG-CM)has preventive effect against E. coli K1-induced neuropathogenicity in vitro by inhibiting nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) signaling pathway. METHODS: An in vitro blood-brain barrier (BBB) model was constructed using human brain microvascular endothelial cells (HBMECs). The effect of LGG-CM on E. coli-actived NF-κB signaling pathway was assayed using Western blotting. Invasion assay and polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) transmigration assay were performed to explore whether LGG-CM could inhibit E...
January 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
Winfried Häuser, Jacob Ablin, Serge Perrot, Mary-Ann Fitzcharles
Fibromyalgia (FM) is a prevalent and costly condition worldwide, affecting approximately 2% of the general population. Recent evidence- and consensus‑based guidelines from Canada, Germany, Israel, and the European League Against Rheumatism aim to support physicians in achieving a comprehensive diagnostic workup of patients with chronic widespread (generalized) pain (CWP) and to assist patients and physicians in shared decision making on treatment options. Every patient with CWP requires, at the first medical evaluation, a complete history, medical examination, and some laboratory tests (complete blood count, measurement of C‑reactive protein, serum calcium, creatine phosphokinase, thyroid‑stimulating hormone, and 25‑hydroxyvitamin D levels) to screen for metabolic or inflammatory causes of CWP...
January 4, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
Zahari Krastev, Diana Petrova, Iskren Kotzev, Mustafa Kemal Celen, Meryl Mendelson, Richa Chandra, Priti Pandey, Kamal Hamed
AIM: To make efficacy and safety comparison of telbivudine-raodmap and tenofovir-roadmap in hepatitis B e antigen (HBeAg)-negative chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. METHODS: This was the first prospective, randomised, two-arm, open-label, non-inferiority study in HBeAg-negative CHB patients that compared telbivudine and tenofovir administered as per roadmap concept. Patients were treated up to 24 wk and, depending on virologic response, continued the same therapy or received add-on therapy up to 104 wk...
November 18, 2016: World Journal of Hepatology
Qing-Ran Kong, Bing-Teng Xie, Heng Zhang, Jing-Yu Li, Tian-Qing Huang, Ren-Yue Wei, Zhong-Hua Liu
Differentiated cells can be reprogrammed by transcription factors, and these factors that are responsible for successful reprogramming need to be further identified. Here, we show that the neuronal repressor RE1-silencing transcription factor (REST) is rich in porcine oocytes and requires for nuclear transfer (NT)-mediated reprogramming through inhibiting TGFβ signaling pathway. REST was dramatically degraded after oocyte activation, but the residual REST was incorporated into the transferred donor nuclei during reprogramming in NT embryos...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Sae Jung Na, Jin Kyoung Oh, Seung Hyup Hyun, Jeong Won Lee, Il Ki Hong, Bong-Il Song, Tae-Sung Kim, Jae Seon Eo, Sung Won Lee, Ie Ryung Yoo, Yong An Chung, Mijin Yun
Barcelona Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) stage C hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) consists of a heterogeneous group of patients with a wide range of survival times, requiring further prognostic stratification to facilitate treatment allocation. We evaluated the prognostic value of (18)F-FDG uptake on PET/CT at the time of presentation in patients with BCLC stage C HCC. Methods: A total of 291 patients with BCLC stage C HCC who underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT between 2009 and 2010 for staging were retrospectively enrolled from 7 university hospitals...
May 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Yingguo Ren, Baochao Zhang, Dongpei Jia, Ke Hu
Objective To investigate the effects of tetramethylpyrazine (TMP) on experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis (EAMG) in rats and explore the possible immune regulation mechanism. Methods Lewis rats were randomly divided into 4 groups: control group, EAMG group, TMP low-dose group (TMP-L, 10 mg/kg) and TMP high-dose group (TMP-H, 20 mg/kg). Except the control group, the other 3 groups were subjected to EAMG modeling. The body mass was determined and the symptoms of muscular weakness in rats were scored by Lennon EAMG criteria...
November 2016: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
B S Sukovatykh, L N Belikov, M B Sukovatykh, D V Sidorov, M A Inarkhov, E B Inokhodova
AIM: to improve treatment of patients with severe atherosclerotic lesion of lower extremities arteries followed by critical ischemia by optimization of femoropopliteal bypass surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Treament and survey of 60 patients with severe atherosclerotic lesion of femoropopliteotibial segment and critical lower limb ischemia were analyzed. Patients were divided into 2 groups depending on technique of femoropopliteal bypass. Conventional in situ autovenous technique was used in group 1...
2016: Khirurgiia
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