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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434194/cytotoxic-triterpenoids-from-the-stalks-of-microtropis-triflora
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Xiao-Wei Zhang, Kui-Wu Wang, Man-Qing Zhou
Bioassay-guided phytochemcal investigation of the stalks of Microtropis triflora Merr. et Freem led to the isolation of ten triterpenes 1-10, including one novel compound 24-epoxy-2α, 24-dihydroxy-29-friedelanoic acid (1). Their chemical structures were identified on the basis of spectroscopic analysis, including HRESI mass spectrometry, 1D and 2D NMR ((1) H, (13) C, (1) H-(1) H COSY, HSQC, HMBC and NOESY), and by comparison with the data reported. The cytotoxicities of the compounds 1-10 against a panel of cultured human tumor cell lines (Bcap37, SMMC7721, Hela, CNE) were evaluated...
April 23, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434187/ultrasound-guided-intra-articular-injection-of-the-radio-ulnar-radio-humeral-joints-and-ultrasound-guided-dry-needling-of-the-affected-limb-muscles-to-relieve-fixed-pronation-deformity-and-myofascial-issues-around-the-shoulder-in-a-case-of-complex-regional
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Renuka Pai, Lakshmi Vas
BACKGROUND: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) occurs due to different pathophysiological mechanisms. Presently there is no description of definitive treatment that can resolve the especially recalcitrant motor issues of disability in CRPS-1. CASE REPORT: We have herein described the successful management of motor disability with a multi-modal approach in a patient with CRPS-1 that occurred as a result of a fracture sustained in the lower end of the radius. Sensory/sudomotor/vasomotor symptoms were relieved completely by medications and stellate ganglion block, in two weeks...
April 23, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434157/general-practitioner-attitudes-towards-prescribing-aspirin-to-carriers-of-lynch-syndrome-findings-from-a-national-survey
#3
Samuel G Smith, Robbie Foy, Jennifer McGowan, Lindsay C Kobayashi, John Burn, Karen Brown, Lucy Side, Jack Cuzick
A dose non-inferiority study comparing 100 mg, 300 mg and 600 mg of aspirin for cancer prevention among Lynch Syndrome carriers is underway (Colorectal Adenoma/Carcinoma Prevention Programme trial 3, CaPP3). To guide implementation of the findings, we investigated general practitioner (GP) attitudes towards aspirin prescribing for Lynch Syndrome carriers. We surveyed 1007 UK GPs (9.6% response rate). Using a within-subjects design, GPs read a statement on harms and benefits of aspirin and indicated their willingness to prescribe aspirin at three doses (100 mg, 300 mg, 600 mg)...
April 22, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434148/advancing-chimeric-antigen-receptor-t-cell-therapy-with-crispr-cas9
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REVIEW
Jiangtao Ren, Yangbing Zhao
The clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)/CRISPR-associated 9 (CRISPR/Cas9) system, an RNA-guided DNA targeting technology, is triggering a revolution in the field of biology. CRISPR/Cas9 has demonstrated great potential for genetic manipulation. In this review, we discuss the current development of CRISPR/Cas9 technologies for therapeutic applications, especially chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell-based adoptive immunotherapy. Different methods used to facilitate efficient CRISPR delivery and gene editing in T cells are compared...
April 22, 2017: Protein & Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433935/distinct-on-off-fluorescence-signals-from-dual-responsive-activatable-nanoprobes-allows-detection-of-inflammation-with-improved-contrast
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Mathieu L Viger, Guillaume Collet, Jacques Lux, Viet Anh Nguyen Huu, Monica Guma, Alexandra Foucault-Collet, Jason Olejniczak, Shivanjali Joshi-Barr, Gary S Firestein, Adah Almutairi
Visualization of biochemical changes associated with disease is of great clinical significance, as it should allow earlier, more accurate diagnosis than structural imaging, facilitating timely clinical intervention. Herein, we report combining stimuli-responsive polymers and near-infrared fluorescent dyes (emission max: 790 nm) to create robust activatable fluorescent nanoprobes capable of simultaneously detecting acidosis and oxidative stress associated with inflammatory microenvironments. The spectrally-resolved mechanism of fluorescence activation allows removal of unwanted background signal (up to 20-fold reduction) and isolation of a pure activated signal, which enables sensitive and unambiguous localization of inflamed areas; target-to-background ratios reach 22 as early as 3 h post-injection...
March 28, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433784/needle-tract-tumour-seeding-following-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-eus-fna-of-metastatic-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Anurag Goel, Kenneth Ca Hon, Andre Chong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433775/looking-is-buying-how-visual-attention-and-choice-are-affected-by-consumer-preferences-and-properties-of-the-supermarket-shelf
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Kerstin Gidlöf, Andrey Anikin, Martin Lingonblad, Annika Wallin
There is a battle in the supermarket isle, a battle between what the consumer wants and what the retailer and others want her to see, and subsequently to buy. Product packages and displays contain a number of features and attributes tailored to catch consumers' attention. These are what we call external factors comprising the visual saliency, the number of facings, and the placement of each product. But a consumer also brings with her a number of goals and interests related to the products and their attributes...
April 19, 2017: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433723/elimination-of-the-cryptic-plasmid-in-leuconostoc-citreum-by-crispr-cas9-system
#8
Ye-Ji Jang, Seung-Oh Seo, Seul-Ah Kim, Ling Li, Tae-Jip Kim, Sun Chang Kim, Yong-Su Jin, Nam Soo Han
Leuconostoc spp. are important lactic acid bacteria for the fermentation of foods. In particular, L. citreum strains isolated from various foods have been used as host strains for genetic and metabolic engineering studies. In order to develop a food-grade genetic engineering system, L. citreum CB2567 was isolated from Kimchi. However, the isolated bacterium contained a cryptic plasmid which was difficult to eliminate. As the existence of the plasmid might hinder strain engineering, we eliminated the plasmid using an RNA-guided DNA endonuclease CRISPR/Cas9 system...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433671/montreal-accord-on-patient-reported-outcomes-use-series-paper-3-patient-reported-outcomes-pro-can-facilitate-shared-decision-making-and-guide-self-management
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V K Noonan, A Lyddiatt, P Ware, S B Jaglal, R J Riopelle, C O Bingham, S Figueiredo, R Sawatzky, M Santana, S J Bartlett, S Ahmed
BACKGROUND: There is a shift towards making health care patient-centred whereby patients are part of medical decision-making and take responsibility for managing their health. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) capture the patient voice and can be used to engage patients in medical decision-making. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper is to present important factors from patients', clinicians', researchers', and decision-makers' perspectives that influence successful adoption of PROs in clinical practice...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433618/evidence-based-recommendations-for-insulin-intensification-strategies-after-basal-insulin-in-type-2-diabetes
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Sujoy Ghosh, A G Unnikrishnan, Banshi Saboo, Jothydev Kesavadev, S R Aravind, Sarita Bajaj, Rajesh Rajput, Krishna Seshadri, Narsingh Verma, Arvind Gupta, Brij Mohan Makkar, Mihir Saikia, Shailaja Kale, Suresh Damodaran, Ashish Dengra, T K M Eashwar, Anuj Maheshwari, Sharad Pendsey, Sanjeev R Phatak, Surendra Kumar Sharma, Surya Kumar Singh, A Ramachandran, Abdul H Zargar, Shashank R Joshi, Shaukat M Sadikot
Over the time due to progressive nature of diabetes, proactive intensification of the existing insulin therapy becomes imminent as it minimizes patients' exposure to chronic hypo/hyperglycaemia and reduces weight gain while achieving individualized glycaemic targets. This review focuses on the strength of evidence behind various options for intensification, primarily the insulins as also the GLP-1 analogues. The recommendations presented here are meant to serve as a guide for the physician managing type 2 diabetes patients requiring insulin intensification upon failing of basal insulin therapy...
April 5, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433494/patterns-of-care-and-clinical-outcomes-in-primary-oesophageal-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumours-gist-a-retrospective-study-of-the-french-sarcoma-group-fsg
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F Duffaud, P Meeus, F Bertucci, J-B Delhorme, E Stoeckle, N Isambert, E Bompas, J Gagniere, O Bouché, M Toulmonde, S Salas, J-Y Blay, S Bonvalot
BACKGROUND: Oesophageal GIST (ESOGIST) are very rare tumours requiring special consideration regarding diagnosis, surgical management, and perioperative treatment. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted across 9 centres in the French Sarcoma Group (FSG) to characterize all patients in the years 2000-2014. RESULTS: Seventeen patients (pts) with primary localized ESOGIST were identified, with median age 69 years (36-81) and 11 females...
April 1, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433488/guided-internet-based-psycho-educational-intervention-using-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-and-self-management-for-individuals-with-chronic-pain-a-feasibility-study
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Jennifer Perry, Elizabeth G VanDenKerkhof, Rosemary Wilson, Dean A Tripp
When considering barriers to chronic pain treatment, there is a need to deliver nonpharmacological therapies in a way that is accessible to all individuals who may benefit. To conduct feasibility testing using a guided, Internet-based intervention for individuals with chronic pain, a novel, Internet-based, chronic pain intervention (ICPI) was developed, using concepts proven effective in face-to-face interventions. This study was designed to assess usability of the ICPI and feasibility of conducting larger-scale research, and to collect preliminary data on effectiveness of the intervention...
April 19, 2017: Pain Management Nursing: Official Journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433483/functional-image-guided-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-planning-for-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Uranchimeg Tsegmed, Tomoki Kimura, Takeo Nakashima, Yuko Nakamura, Toru Higaki, Nobuki Imano, Yoshiko Doi, Masahiro Kenjo, Shuichi Ozawa, Yuji Murakami, Kazuo Awai, Yasushi Nagata
The aim of the current planning study is to evaluate the ability of gadoxetate disodium-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (EOB-MRI)-guided stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) planning by using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) techniques in sparing the functional liver tissues during SBRT for hepatocellular carcinoma. In this study, 20 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma were enrolled. Functional liver tissues were defined according to quantitative liver-spleen contrast ratios ≥ 1...
April 19, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433482/variations-of-target-volume-definition-and-daily-target-volume-localization-in-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-under-abdominal-compression
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Chunhui Han, Sagus Sampath, Timothy E Schultheisss, Jeffrey Y C Wong
We aimed to compare gross tumor volumes (GTV) in 3-dimensional computed tomography (3DCT) simulation and daily cone beam CT (CBCT) with the internal target volume (ITV) in 4-dimensional CT (4DCT) simulation in stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) treatment of patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) under abdominal compression. We retrospectively selected 10 patients with NSCLC who received image-guided SBRT treatments under abdominal compression with daily CBCT imaging. GTVs were contoured as visible gross tumor on the planning 3DCT and daily CBCT, and ITVs were contoured using maximum intensity projection (MIP) images of the planning 4DCT...
April 19, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433459/depressive-disorders-processes-leading-to-neurogeneration-and-potential-novel-treatments
#15
REVIEW
Gregory M Brown, Roger S McIntyre, Joshua Rosenblat, Rüdiger Hardeland
Mood disorders are wide spread with estimates that one in seven of the population are affected at some time in their life (Kessler et al., 2012). Many of those affected with severe depressive disorders have cognitive deficits which may progress to frank neurodegeneration. There are several peripheral markers shown by patients who have cognitive deficits that could represent causative factors and could potentially serve as guides to the prevention or even treatment of neurodegeneration. Circadian rhythm misalignment, immune dysfunction and oxidative stress and circadian rhythm misalignment are key pathologic processes implicated in neurodegeneration and cognitive dysfunction in depressive disorders...
April 19, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433443/arthroscopic-debridement-versus-platelet-rich-plasma-injection-a-prospective-randomized-comparative-study-of-chronic-lateral-epicondylitis-with-a-nearly-2-year-follow-up
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Giovanni Merolla, Fabio Dellabiancia, Annamaria Ricci, Maria Pia Mussoni, Simonetta Nucci, Gustavo Zanoli, Paolo Paladini, Giuseppe Porcellini
PURPOSE: The purpose of this prospective, randomized study was to compare the efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections and arthroscopic lateral release in treating chronic lateral epicondylitis (LE). METHODS: Patients who had a clinical diagnosis of LE confirmed by ultrasound (US) were included in this study. A total of 101 patients received arthroscopic release (n = 50) or US-guided PRP injections (n = 51). Outcomes were assessed using a visual analog scale for pain, the Patient-Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation (PRTEE), and a calibrated hand dynamometer for grip strength...
April 19, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433420/dna-methylation-program-in-normal-and-alcohol-induced-thinning-cortex
#17
Nail Can Öztürk, Marisol Resendiz, Hakan Öztürk, Feng C Zhou
While cerebral underdevelopment is a hallmark of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), the mechanism(s) guiding the broad cortical neurodevelopmental deficits are not clear. DNA methylation is known to regulate early development and tissue specification through gene regulation. Here, we examined DNA methylation in the onset of alcohol-induced cortical thinning in a mouse model of FASD. C57BL/6 (B6) mice were administered a 4% alcohol (v/v) liquid diet from embryonic (E) days 7-16, and their embryos were harvested at E17, along with isocaloric liquid diet and lab chow controls...
February 20, 2017: Alcohol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433412/quantitative-imaging-correlating-image-features-with-the-segmentation-accuracy-of-pet-based-tumor-contours-in-the-lung
#18
Perry B Johnson, Lori A Young, Narottam Lamichhane, Vivek Patel, Felix M Chinea, Fei Yang
The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between image features extracted from PET images and the accuracy of manually drawn lesion contours in the lung. Such correlations are interesting in that they could potentially be used in predictive models to help guide physician contouring. In this work, 26 synthetic PET datasets were created using an anthropomorphic phantom and Monte Carlo simulation. Manual contours of simulated lesions were provided by 10 physicians. Contour accuracy was quantified using five commonly used similarity metrics which were then correlated with several features extracted from the images...
April 19, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433404/-local-food-production-for-school-feeding-programmes-in-spain
#19
Panmela Soares, Maria Asunción Martínez-Mián, Pablo Caballero, Carmen Vives-Cases, Mari Carmen Davó-Blanes
OBJECTIVE: To identify and characterize initiatives that promote the purchase of locally-sourced foods to supply schools and the school centres carrying out the initiatives. METHOD: Exploratory, descriptive study based on secondary data and key informant reports. A search of governmental and non-governmental initiatives was carried out at the autonomous community level. Government initiatives were located through school feeding programmes in the different autonomous communities, their nutritional guides and representatives of the councils for education and agriculture...
April 19, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433382/applications-of-the-crispr-cas9-system-in-kidney-research
#20
REVIEW
Yoshiki Higashijima, Seiichi Hirano, Masaomi Nangaku, Osamu Nureki
The recently discovered clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat (CRISPR)-CRISPR-associated protein 9 (Cas9) is an RNA-guided DNA nuclease, and has been harnessed for the development of simple, efficient, and relatively inexpensive technologies to precisely manipulate the genomic information in virtually all cell types and organisms. The CRIPSR-Cas9 systems have already been effectively used to disrupt multiple genes simultaneously, create conditional alleles, and generate reporter proteins, even in vivo...
April 19, 2017: Kidney International
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