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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051112/in-vivo-and-in-silico-evaluation-of-a-new-nitric-oxide-donor-s-s-dinitrosobucillamine
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Marie-Lynda Bouressam, Benjamin Meyer, Ariane Boudier, Igor Clarot, Pierre Leroy, Alessandro Genoni, Manuel Ruiz-Lopez, Philippe Giummelly, Patrick Liminana, Valérie Salgues, Mostafa Kouach, Caroline Perrin-Sarrado, Isabelle Lartaud, François Dupuis
PURPOSE: In a previous work, we have synthetized a new dinitrosothiol, i.e. S,S'-dinitrosobucillamine BUC(NO)2 combining S-nitroso-N-acetylpenicillamine (SNAP) and S-nitroso-N-acetylcysteine (NACNO) in its structure. When exposed to isolated aorta, we observed a 1.5-fold increase of (•)NO content and a more potent vasorelaxation (1 log higher pD2) compared to NACNO and SNAP alone or combined (Dahboul et al., 2014). In the present study, we analyzed the thermodynamics and kinetics for the release of (•)NO through computational modeling techniques and correlated it to plasma assays...
October 16, 2017: Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051018/access-to-employee-wellness-programs-and-use-of-preventive-care-services-among-u-s-adults
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Oluwaseyi O Isehunwa, Erik L Carlton, Yang Wang, Yu Jiang, Satish Kedia, Cyril F Chang, Daniel Fijabi, Soumitra S Bhuyan
INTRODUCTION: There is little research at the national level on access to employee wellness programs and the use of preventive care services. This study examined the use of seven preventive care services among U.S working adults with access to employee wellness programs. METHODS: The study population comprised 17,699 working adults aged ≥18 years, obtained from the 2015 National Health Interview Survey. Multivariate logistic regression models examined the relationship between access to employee wellness programs and use of seven preventive care services: influenza vaccination, blood pressure check, diabetes check, cholesterol check, Pap smear test, mammogram, and colon cancer screening...
October 16, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050873/comparing-the-sensation-of-common-donor-site-regions-for-autologous-breast-reconstruction-to-that-of-a-healthy-breast
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Anouk J M Cornelissen, Jop Beugels, Arno Lataster, Esther M Heuts, Shai M Rozen, Aldona J Spiegel, René R W J van der Hulst, Stefania M H Tuinder
INTRODUCTION: Autologous breast reconstruction has become the standard care for breast cancer patients. Although excellent cosmetic results can be achieved, most reconstructed breasts fail to regain normal sensation. Nerve coaptation of the flap has been suggested to improve sensation; the effect of the donor flap native sensory threshold on the degree of sensory restoration is yet to be determined. The aim of this study is to evaluate the differences in sensation between various potential donor site regions in comparison to the sensation of the healthy breast...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050352/ras-testing-and-cetuximab-treatment-for-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis-in-a-setting-with-limited-health-resources
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Bin Wu, Yuan Yao, Ke Zhang, Xuezhen Ma
PURPOSE: To test the cost-effectiveness of cetuximab plus irinotecan, fluorouracil, and leucovorin (FOLFIRI) as first-line treatment in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) from a Chinese medical insurance perspective. RESULTS: Baseline analysis showed that the addition of cetuximab increased quality-adjusted life-years (QALYs) by 0.63, an increase of $17,086 relative to FOLFIRI chemotherapy, resulting in an incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) of $27,145/QALY...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048335/bone-marrow-derived-stem-cell-populations-are-differentially-regulated-by-thyroid-or-and-ovarian-hormone-loss
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Bassam F Mogharbel, Eltyeb Abdelwahid, Ana C Irioda, Julio C Francisco, Rossana B Simeoni, Daiany de Souza, Carolina M C O de Souza, Míriam P Beltrame, Reginaldo J Ferreira, Luiz C Guarita-Souza, Katherine A T de Carvalho
Bone marrow-derived stem cells (BMDSCs) play an essential role in organ repair and regeneration. The molecular mechanisms by which hormones control BMDSCs proliferation and differentiation are unclear. Our aim in this study was to investigate how a lack of ovarian or/and thyroid hormones affects stem cell number in bone marrow lineage. To examine the effect of thyroid or/and ovarian hormones on the proliferative activity of BMDSCs, we removed the thyroid or/and the ovaries of adult female rats. An absence of ovarian and thyroid hormones was confirmed by Pap staining and Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) measurement, respectively...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045742/white-leaf-and-panicle-2-encoding-a-pep-associated-protein-is-required-for-chloroplast-biogenesis-under-heat-stress-in-rice
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Yusong Lv, Gaoneng Shao, Jiehua Qiu, Guiai Jiao, Zhonghua Sheng, Lihong Xie, Yawen Wu, Shaoqing Tang, Xiangjin Wei, Peisong Hu, Robert Sharwood
The plastid-encoded RNA polymerase (PEP) plays an important role in the transcription machinery of mature chloroplasts, yet details of its function remain elusive in rice. Here, we identified a novel PEP-associated protein (PAP), WLP2, based on its two allelic white leaf and panicle mutants, wlp2s and wlp2w. The two mutants were albino lethal at high temperatures and showed decreased chlorophyll accumulation, abnormal chloroplast ultrastructure, and attenuated photosynthetic activity. Map-based cloning suggested that WLP2 encodes a putative pfkB-type carbohydrate kinase family protein, which is homologous to fructokinase-like 1 (AtFLN1) in Arabidopsis...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043283/barriers-to-pap-smear-test-for-the-second-time-in-women-referring-to-health-care-centers-in-the-south-of-tehran-a-qualitative-approach
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Laleh Hassani, Tahereh Dehdari, Ebrahim Hajizadeh, Davoud Shojaeizadeh, Mehrandokht Abedini, Saharnaz Nedjat
BACKGROUND: Cervical cancer is a preventable disease with a regular screening program. Many studies have reported a large number of barriers that women had for the first time, but this study decided to find other barriers for the second time pap smear. METHODS: In this qualitative research, data were gathered through in-depth interviews and expressed through conventional content analysis in the form of constant comparison. The participants were 15 women with family profile at 30 health care centers who lived in the south of Tehran and had done Pap smear for one time but didn't do it for the second time...
October 2017: International Journal of Community Based Nursing and Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038761/comparison-of-human-papillomavirus-hpv-detection-in-urine-and-cervical-swab-samples-using-the-hpv-genoarray-diagnostic-assay
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Pornjarim Nilyanimit, Jira Chansaenroj, Anant Karalak, Piyawat Laowahutanont, Pairoj Junyangdikul, Yong Poovorawan
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the leading cause of cervical cancer. Urine-based HPV testing offers a simple and non-invasive method because of its increasing acceptance. A total of 164 pairs of cervical swab and urine samples from Thai women who underwent cervical cancer screening were used for HPV testing with HPV GenoArray Diagnostic Kits. The overall concordance percentage for HPV detection in the cervical swab and urine samples was 65.2%. The HPV genotypes most commonly detected were HPV16 and HPV18. An analysis of the urine samples and a second analysis of the cervical swab samples showed that the differences in the overall HPV detection rate between women with normal and abnormal cytology were not significant (p > 0...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038177/cervical-and-breast-cancer-screening-participation-and-utilisation-of-maternal-health-services-a-cross-sectional-study-among-immigrant-women-in-southern-italy
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Aida Bianco, Elisabetta Larosa, Claudia Pileggi, Carmelo G A Nobile, Maria Pavia
OBJECTIVES: Women make up approximately half of the world's one billion migrants. Immigrant women tend to be one of the most vulnerable population groups with respect to healthcare. Cancer screening (CS) and maternal and reproductive health have been included among the 10 main issues pertinent to women's health. The aim of this study is to explore breast and cervical CS participation and to acquire information regarding access to healthcare services during pregnancy, childbirth and the postpartum period among age eligible immigrant women in Southern Italy...
October 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034324/a-review-of-epidemiologic-studies-of-the-health-of-gulf-war-women-veterans
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Steven S Coughlin, Maxine Krengel, Kimberly Sullivan, Penny F Pierce, Vahé Heboyan, Lt Col Candy Wilson
INTRODUCTION: In the 25 years since the 1990-1991 Gulf War (GW), studies have evaluated Gulf War Illness (GWI), sometimes referred to as medically unexplained multi symptom illness, and other medical and neurological conditions in women GW veterans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this article, we review epidemiologic studies of the health of women who served in the 1990-1991 GW based upon bibliographic searches in PubMed and CINAHL with relevant search terms through September 2015...
2017: Journal of Environment and Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034212/regulation-of-proliferation-by-a-mitochondrial-potassium-channel-in-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-cells
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Roberta Peruzzo, Andrea Mattarei, Matteo Romio, Cristina Paradisi, Mario Zoratti, Ildikò Szabò, Luigi Leanza
Previous results link the mitochondrial potassium channel Kv1.3 (mitoKv1.3) to the regulation of apoptosis. By synthesizing new, mitochondria-targeted derivatives (PAPTP and PCARBTP) of PAP-1, a specific membrane-permeant Kv1.3 inhibitor, we have recently provided evidence that both drugs acting on mitoKv1.3 are able to induce apoptosis and reduce tumor growth in vivo without affecting healthy tissues and cells. In the present article, by exploiting these new drugs, we addressed the question whether mitoKv1...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031760/impact-of-diagnosing-and-treating-obstructive-sleep-apnea-on-healthcare-utilization
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Robert J Walter, Scott I Hagedorn, Christopher J Lettieri
PURPOSE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) contributes to an increased risk for multiple co-morbidities and decreased quality of life. As a result, OSA patients may have higher usage of healthcare resources which can be mitigated with effective treatment. This study evaluates changes in healthcare utilization (HCU) following the initiation of therapy for OSA. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of newly diagnosed OSA patients. To assess total HCU, we incorporated the sum total of outpatient clinic encounters, laboratory tests, and medication prescriptions into a composite HCU score...
October 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027631/detrimental-roles-of-tnf-alpha-in-the-antiphospholipid-syndrome-and-de-novo-synthesis-of-antiphospholipid-antibodies-induced-by-biopharmaceuticals-against-tnf-alpha
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REVIEW
Mirjana Bećarević
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune disease that is characterized by arterial and/or venous thrombosis and/or recurrent pregnancy losses. Obstetric APS (OAPS) is considered as a distinct entity from vascular APS (VAPS). In the absence of any additional disease, APS is designated as primary (PAPS), while the term secondary APS (SAPS) is used when other diseases are associated. Catastrophic APS (CAPS) is characterized by the rapid development of multiple thrombosis in various vital organs. The presence of antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL Abs) is considered as a laboratory criterion for APS diagnosis...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026785/evaluation-of-p16-ink4%C3%AE-hypermethylation-from-liquid-based-pap-test-samples-in-vietnamese-population
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Phuong Kim Truong, Thuan Duc Lao, Thuy Ai Huyen LE
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection has been considered as main cause of cervical cancer. Recently, aberrant DNA methylation at tumor suppressor genes (TSGs), leading to inactivation, has also been an early epigenetic event and cofactor in cervical carcinogenesis. This study was performed to evaluate an association between the hypermethylation of p16(INK4α) gene's promoter and HPV exposure in non-invasive samples (liquid-based papanicolaous samples) in Vietnamese population...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025500/the-influence-of-self-efficacy-in-medical-drama-television-programming-on-behaviors-and-emotions-that-promote-cervical-cancer-prevention
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Sungsu Kim, Jay D Hmielowski
OBJECTIVES: We explored the influences of medical drama viewing on health behaviors and emotions, and examined the role of self-efficacy in medical drama programming. METHODS: A single-factor, 2-condition experimental design that manipulated self-efficacy levels was adopted. A total of 131 female undergraduate students who were likely involved with the issues of HPV vaccination and cervical cancer participated in this experiment. RESULTS: In line with social cognitive theory, the results indicated that participants in the high self-efficacy condition showed greater behavioral intention to receive a Pap smear (F (1, 126) = 4...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Health Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024512/the-clinical-performance-of-computer-assisted-liquid-based-cytology-primary-hrhpv-screening-and-cotesting-at-a-turkish-tertiare-care-hospital
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Gozde Kir, Hatice Seneldir, Billur Cosan Sarbay
BACKGROUND: We aimed to compare the performance of computer-assisted liquid-based cytology, primary high-risk human papillomavirus (hrHPV) screening, and cytology-hrHPV cotesting with regards to the detection rate of cervical cancer precursor lesions. METHODS: A total of 22,653 computer-assisted liquid-based cytology specimens interpreted between 2013 and 2015 were included in the study. We compared the false-negative rates and sensitivities for computer-assisted liquid-based cytology, primary hrHPV screening and cytology-hrHPV cotesting among women with normal and abnormal cytologies...
October 12, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023464/role-of-p16-testing-in-cervical-cancer-screening-among-hiv-infected-women
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Christine J McGrath, Rochelle Garcia, Trong T Trinh, Barbra A Richardson, Grace C John-Stewart, Evans Nyongesa-Malava, Nelly R Mugo, Emily H Glynn, Samah R Sakr, Hugo De Vuyst, Michael H Chung
BACKGROUND: p16 immunohistochemistry is used to evaluate for HPV-associated cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. The diagnostic performance of p16 in HIV infection is unclear. METHODS: Between June-December 2009, HIV-infected women underwent Papanicolaou (Pap) smear, human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, visual inspection with acetic acid (VIA), and colposcopy-directed biopsy as the disease gold standard at a HIV clinic in Kenya. Pap smears were evaluated for p16 expression...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023129/robust-and-selective-switching-of-an-fe-iii-spin-crossover-compound-on-cu2n-cu-100-with-memristance-behavior
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Torben Jasper-Toennies, Manuel Gruber, Sujoy Karan, Hanne Jacob, Felix Tuczek, Richard Berndt
The switching between two spin states makes spin-crossover molecules on surfaces very attractive for potential applications in molecular spintronics. Using scanning tunneling microscopy, the successful deposition of [Fe(pap)2](+) (pap = N-2-pyridylmethylidene-2-hydroxyphenylaminato) molecules on Cu2N/Cu(100) surface is evidenced. The deposited Fe(III) spin-crossover compound is controllably switched between three different states, each of them exhibiting a characteristic tunneling conductance. The conductance is therefore employed to readily read the state of the molecules...
October 17, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021953/bilateral-lung-disease-extensive-and-diffuse-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-alveolar-proteinosis-by-bronchoscopic-cryobiopsy
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Sebastián Gando, Roberto Duré, Damián Violi, Bibiana Vazquez, Gonzalo Labarca, Sebastián Fernandez-Bussy
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare disease characterized by the intra-alveolar accumulation of a proteinaceous phospholipid-laden material called surfactant. Clinically, this disease should be suspected with respiratory failure in association with a crazy paving pattern on high-resolution chest computed tomography. We report a 24-year-old gentleman who was referred to us for a history of respiratory failure, treatment with invasive ventilation and tracheostomy. His blood exams and biochemistry were normal...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021811/significance-of-finding-benign-endometrial-cells-in-women-40-45-versus-46-years-or-older-on-papanicolaou-tests-and-histologic-follow-up
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Shanna M Colletti, Ghassan A Tranesh, Aziza Nassar
BACKGROUND: The 2014 Bethesda System recommends reporting the finding of benign-appearing, exfoliated endometrial cells on Papanicolaou (Pap) tests in women aged 45 years and older. We aimed to determine the significance of normal endometrial cells on liquid-based Pap tests in women aged 40 years and older and to correlate this finding with clinical factors and cytologic/histologic follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified all women aged 40 years and older who had benign endometrial cells (BECs) on Pap tests at our institution during a 6-year period...
2017: CytoJournal
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