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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677701/surgical-treatment-and-long-term-outcome-of-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-related-epilepsy-in-pediatric-patients
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Qiao Lin, Peng-Fan Yang, Yan-Zeng Jia, Jia-Sheng Pei, Hui Xiao, Ting-Ting Zhang, Zhong-Hui Zhong, Shou-Sen Wang
Cerebral cavernous malformations (CMs) are vascular malformations affecting any part of the central nervous system. Clinical data and surgical outcomes for 27 pediatric patients with CM-related epilepsy were retrospectively reviewed. The mean age of onset was 12.71 ± 4.09 years, and the mean duration of epilepsy was 2.34 ± 1.95 years. All 27 patients were treated with microsurgery for resection of the CMs, and the hemosiderin rim, and the secondary epileptogenic zone if necessary. The mean follow-up period was 6...
April 20, 2018: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677681/pphb22-a-member-of-hd-zip-proteins-activates-ppdam1-to-regulate-bud-dormancy-transition-in-suli-pear-pyrus-pyrifolia-white-pear-group
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Qinsong Yang, Qingfeng Niu, Jianzhao Li, Xiaoyan Zheng, Yunjing Ma, Songling Bai, Yuanwen Teng
Homeodomain-leucine zipper (HD-Zip) proteins, which form one of the largest and most diverse families, regulate many biological processes in plants, including differentiation, flowering, vascular development, and stress signaling. Abscisic acid (ABA) has been proved to be one of the key regulators of bud dormancy and to influence several HD-Zip genes expression. However, the role of HD-Zip genes in regulating bud dormancy remains unclear. We identified 47 pear (P. pyrifolia White Pear Group) HD-Zip genes, which were classified into four subfamilies (HD-Zip I-IV)...
April 5, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677680/transcriptomic-identification-of-salt-related-genes-and-de-novo-assembly-in-common-buckwheat-f-esculentum
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Qi-Huan Lu, Ya-Qi Wang, Jin-Nan Song, Hong-Bing Yang
Common buckwheat (F. esculentum), annually herbaceous crop, is prevalent in people's daily life with the increasing development of economics. Compared with wheat, it is highly praised with high content of rutin and flavonoid. Common buckwheat is recognized as healthy food with good taste, and the product price of which such as noodles, flour, bread and so on are higher than wheat, and the seeds of which are bigger than that of tartary buckwheat, so if common buckwheat are planted more widely, people will spend less money on this healthy and delicious food...
April 4, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677678/%C3%AE-glucosidase-enzyme-inhibitory-effects-and-ursolic-and-oleanolic-acid-contents-of-fourteen-anatolian-salvia-species
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Zeynep Kalaycıoğlu, Sesil Uzaşçı, Tuncay Dirmenci, F Bedia Erim
During the last decade, ursolic and oleanolic acids have been of considerable interest because of their α-glucosidase inhibitory activities and potential effects for treatment of type 2 diabetes. A simple and sensitive reversed-phase HPLC method was developed for the simultaneous determination of ursolic acid and oleanolic acid. The optimal mobile phase was selected as 85% acetonitrile solution. The limit of detection of the method for ursolic acid and oleanolic acid were 14 ng mL-1 and 13 ng mL-1 , respectively...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677665/development-and-prospects-of-standardization-in-the-german-municipal-wastewater-sector
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Claudia Freimuth, Mark Oelmann, Erwin Amann
Given the significance of wastewater treatment and disposal for society and the economy together with the omnipresence of standards in the sector, we studied the development and prospects of the rules governing standardization in the German municipal wastewater sector. We thereby provide a detailed description of sector-specific committee-based standardization and significantly contribute to the understanding of this complex arena. We find that the German Association for Water Wastewater and Waste (DWA) has significantly improved its rules on standardization over time by aligning them closer to the generally accepted superordinate standardization principles...
April 17, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677660/variation-in-bacterial-community-structure-of-aerobic-granular-and-suspended-activated-sludge-in-the-presence-of-the-antibiotic-sulfamethoxazole
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Abbass Jafari Kang, Alistair K Brown, Charles S Wong, Zhiyong Huang, Qiuyan Yuan
The treatment performance and bacterial community structure of conventional activated sludge and aerobic granules exposed to antibiotic sulfamethoxazole (SMX) was studied. For three months, two sets of sequencing batch reactors inoculated with conventional and granular biomass were fed with a synthetic municipal wastewater containing 2 μg/L SMX. The presence of SMX had no significant impacts on treatment performance of the reactors as well as stability of the granules. Results confirmed different bacterial community structure of flocs and granules...
April 13, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677656/process-for-calcium-xylonate-production-as-a-concrete-admixture-derived-from-in-situ-fermentation-of-wheat-straw-pre-hydrolysate
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Xin Zhou, Xuelian Zhou, Xiusheng Tang, Yong Xu
One of the major obstacles in process of lignocellulosic biorefinery is the utilization of pre-hydrolysate from pre-treatment. Although lignocellulosic pre-hydrolysate can serve as an economic starting material for xylonic acid production, the advancement of xylonic acid or xylonate is still limited by further commercial value or applications. In the present study, xylose in the high concentration wheat straw pre-hydrolysate was first in-situ biooxidized to xylonate by Gluconobacter oxydans. To meet the needs of commercialization, crude powdered calcium xylonate was prepared by drying process and calcium xylonate content in the prepared crude product was more than 70%...
April 10, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677655/stimulation-of-methane-yield-rate-from-food-waste-by-aerobic-pre-treatment
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Chuanfu Wu, Miao Yu, Qiqi Huang, Hongzhi Ma, Ming Gao, Qunhui Wang, Kenji Sakai
Aerobic pre-treatment (AP) was applied to enhance methane yield from food waste through anaerobic digestion. Different AP durations (i.e. 2, 5 and 8 days) prior to anaerobic digestion were tested. The results indicated that AP of food waste led to no significant differences (p > 0.05) in methane yield potential (ca. 418 mL/g-VS). However, a suitable AP duration (5 days) increased methane yield rates (ca. 18 mL/d/g-VS; 22.0% higher than the control) by anticipating methane generation and shortening the methanogenic phase via volatile fatty acid reduction and pH increase...
April 9, 2018: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677654/diagnosis-of-lumbar-spinal-fractures-in-emergency-department-low-dose-versus-standard-dose-ct-using-model-based-iterative-reconstruction
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Sun Hwa Lee, Seong Jong Yun, Hyeon Hwan Jo, Jae Gwang Song
PURPOSE: To compared the diagnostic performance of low-dose (LD) lumbar-spine (L-spine) CT with that of standard-dose (SD) L-spine CT. METHODS: Patients who underwent SD (n = 76) or LD (n = 68) L-spine CT using model-based iterative reconstruction were included. Two reviewers independently analyzed 10 anatomical regions on both CT scans. Also, suggested treatment decision between both CT scans was compared. RESULTS: LD L-spine CT showed an excellent diagnostic accuracy (98...
April 14, 2018: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677647/arsenic-effects-on-some-photophysical-parameters-of-cichorium-intybus-under-different-radiation-and-water-irrigation-regimes
#10
Gabriela Cordon, Analia Iriel, Alicia Fernández Cirelli, M Gabriela Lagorio
The presence of arsenic (As) in groundwater is a major problem in several parts of Latin America. In the present work, non-destructive approaches to monitor the effects of As on plants of Cichorium intybus, an herbaceous Asteraceae, were explored. In this sense, the effects of As at different levels of water and radiation were evaluated on these crops. Plants were grown in a greenhouse, watered daily with As solutions and exposed to different water and/or light conditions for four months, using a three-factor (As, water, radiation) and two-level resource (As vs non As, field capacity vs half-field capacity condition, light vs shade condition) factorial design...
April 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677641/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-1-year-adjuvant-chemotherapy-with-oral-tegafur-uracil-versus-surgery-alone-in-stage-ii-colon-cancer-sacura-trial
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Chu Matsuda, Megumi Ishiguro, Satoshi Teramukai, Yoshiki Kajiwara, Shoichi Fujii, Yusuke Kinugasa, Yoshihiko Nakamoto, Masanori Kotake, Yoshiyuki Sakamoto, Kiyotaka Kurachi, Atsuyuki Maeda, Koji Komori, Naohiro Tomita, Yasuhiro Shimada, Keiichi Takahashi, Kenjiro Kotake, Masahiko Watanabe, Hidetaka Mochizuki, Yoko Nakagawa, Kenichi Sugihara
BACKGROUND: Efficacy of adjuvant chemotherapy in patients with stage II colon cancer is still controversial. The SACURA trial is a randomised-controlled study evaluating the superiority of 1-year adjuvant treatment with oral tegafur-uracil (UFT) to surgery alone for stage II colon cancer. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to the surgery-alone group or UFT group (UFT at 500-600 mg/day for 5 days, followed by 2-day rest, for 1 year). The primary end-point was disease-free survival (DFS)...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677640/18%C3%AE-glycyrrhetinic-acid-mitigates-radiation-induced-skin-damage-via-nadph-oxidase-ros-p38mapk-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathways
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Li Su, Zeng Wang, Fei Huang, Ruilong Lan, Xiuying Chen, Deping Han, Lurong Zhang, Weijian Zhang, Jinsheng Hong
Radiation-induced inflammation plays an important role in radiation-induced tissue injury. 18β-glycyrrhetinic acid (18β-GA) has shown an anti-inflammatory activity. This study aimed to assess the activity of 18β-GA against radiation-induced skin damage, and explore the underlying mechanisms. In vitro assay revealed 18β-GA treatment decreased the production of IL-1β, IL-6, PGE2 and decreased p38MAPK phosphorylation, DNA-binding activity of AP-1, and NF-κB activation in irradiated RAW264.7 macrophages. Additionally, 18β-GA suppressed NF-κB activation by inhibiting NF-κB/p65 and IκB-α phosphorylation and alleviated ROS overproduction in irradiated RAW264...
April 13, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677638/gestational-glucocorticoid-exposure-disrupts-glucose-homeostasis-that-is-accompanied-by-increased-endoglin-and-dpp-4-activity-instead-of-gsk-3-in-rats
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Olufunto O Badmus, Olugbenga S Michael, Saheed Rabiu, Lawrence A Olatunji
Gestational glucocorticoid (GC) treatment has been associated with cardiometabolic disorder (CMD) in offspring's in later life. Elevated dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) activity, endoglin and glycogen synthase kinase-3 (GSK-3) has also been implicated in the development of insulin resistance (IR) and/or vascular inflammation. We aimed to investigate the impact of GC exposure on glucose metabolism and the circulating levels of inflammatory biomarkers, DPP-4 activity and GSK-3 in pregnant rats. Pregnant Wistar rats received either vehicle or dexamethasone (DEX; 0...
April 13, 2018: Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677631/enhancement-of-monoclonal-antibody-production-after-single-and-combination-treatment-of-the-hybridoma-cells-with-all-trans-retinoic-acid-and-docosahexaenoic-acid-an-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-study
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Mohsen Rokni, Ali Reza Razavi, Fazel Shokri, Kazem Ahmadi Kia, Farid Solaymani-Mohammadi, Reza Chahardoli, Ali Akbar Saboor-Yaraghi
Murine hybridoma cells can produce monoclonal antibody (MAb) and the production of these antibodies in culture and peritoneum can be affected by different factors, including stimulants, inhibitors and supplements. Among these factors, the impact of micronutrients on the production of MAbs by mouse hybridoma cells has not fully been explored. In this study the murine hybridoma cells, M3C5, were cultured and treated with different concentrations of ATRA and DHA, alone, in combinations, and at different time of exposure...
April 17, 2018: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677623/cerebrospinal-fluid-fgf23-levels-correlate-with-a-measure-of-impulsivity
#15
Hui Li, Zhiyong Cao, Jinzhong Xu, Fan Wang, Rongrong Xiong, Zeping Xu, Xianming Luo, Guohua Li, Xingqi Tan, Zhiyang Liu, Zhiqin Gao, Yimin Kang, Jian Xiao, Yanlong Liu, Xiaokun Li
Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) is a bone-derived protein produced mainly by osteocytes and osteoblasts and at low levels in specific parts of the brain. It has been shown to associate with mood regulation. Lithium treatment gives rise to significant elevations of serum FGF23 levels in depressive patients. High peripheral blood FGF23 levels correlated with poor cognitive performance in hemodialysis patients. However, no direct evidence demonstrates a relationship between FGF23 and mood regulation. In this study, we aimed to measure the concentration of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) FGF23 and to explore its relationship with a cluster of emotional characteristics...
April 12, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677621/depressive-symptoms-in-chinese-male-inpatients-with-schizophrenia-prevalence-and-clinical-correlates
#16
Yan-Min Xu, Fu Li, Xiao-Bo Liu, Bao-Liang Zhong
Depression is common in patients with schizophrenia and associated with serious consequences. However, previous studies have mixed findings on characteristics of depression in schizophrenia, partly because of the use of depressive symptom scales that are not specific to schizophrenia. This study examined the prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in Chinese patients with schizophrenia. A consecutive sample of 349 male inpatients with schizophrenia was recruited from the largest psychiatric specialty hospital in south-central China...
April 5, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677619/associations-of-early-childhood-adversities-with-mental-disorders-psychological-functioning-and-suitability-for-psychotherapy-in-adulthood
#17
Erkki Heinonen, Paul Knekt, Tommi Härkänen, Esa Virtala, Olavi Lindfors
Childhood adversities frequently precede adulthood depression and anxiety. Yet, how they impact needed treatment duration, type or focus in these common disorders, is unclear. For developing more individualized and precise interventions, we investigated whether specific early adversities associate with patients' distinct psychiatric problems, psychological vulnerabilities, and suitability for psychotherapy. A total of 221 depressed and anxious adult outpatients (excluding psychotic, severe personality, bipolar, and substance abuse disorders) referred from community, student, occupational, and private healthcare services filled the Childhood Family Atmosphere Questionnaire (CFAQ)...
April 4, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677603/the-comparative-evidence-basis-for-the-efficacy-of-second-generation-antidepressants-in-the-treatment-of-depression-in-the-us-a-bayesian-meta-analysis-of-food-and-drug-administration-reviews
#18
Rei Monden, Annelieke M Roest, Don van Ravenzwaaij, Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, Richard Morey, Klaas J Wardenaar, Peter de Jonge
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown similar efficacy of different antidepressants in the treatment of depression. METHOD: Data of phase-2 and -3 clinical-trials for 16 antidepressants (levomilnacipran, desvenlafaxine, duloxetine, venlafaxine, paroxetine, escitalopram, vortioxetine, mirtazapine, venlafaxine XR, sertraline, fluoxetine, citalopram, paroxetine CR, nefazodone, bupropion, vilazodone), approved by the FDA for the treatment of depression between 1987 and 2016, were extracted from the FDA reviews that were used to evaluate efficacy prior to marketing approval, which are less liable to reporting biases...
April 6, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677576/early-mortality-in-scn8a-related-epilepsies
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Katrine M Johannesen, Elena Gardella, Ingrid Scheffer, Katherine Howell, Douglas M Smith, Ingo Helbig, Rikke S Møller, Guido Rubboli
SCN8A-related epilepsies are often severe developmental and epileptic encephalopathies. Seizures can be treatment resistant, and patients suffer from severe intellectual disability. Reports have suggested that SCN8A-related epilepsies have a high mortality with SUDEP as the major underlying cause. SUDEP is a catastrophic event, and the risk of occurrence should be correctly and carefully discussed with patients and families. We tested the hypothesis of SUDEP as the main cause of death in SCN8A-related epilepsies by reviewing all the currently reported patients with SCN8A...
April 13, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677572/temperament-and-character-profiles-are-associated-with-depression-outcome-in-psychiatric-secondary-care-patients-with-harmful-drinking
#20
Vesa Paavonen, Kaisa Luoto, Antero Lassila, Esa Leinonen, Olli Kampman
BACKGROUND: Temperament and character profiles have been associated with depression outcome and alcohol abuse comorbidity in depressed patients. How harmful alcohol use modifies the effects of temperament and character on depression outcome is not well known. Knowledge of these associations could provide a method for enhancing more individualized treatment strategies for these patients. METHODS: We screened 242 depressed patients with at least moderate level of depressive symptoms...
April 7, 2018: Comprehensive Psychiatry
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