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Akihiko Kida, Koichiro Matsuda, Kai Takegoshi, Mitsuru Matsuda, Akito Sakai, Yatsugi Noda
A 59-year-old man was admitted to the hospital with acute pancreatitis. The cause was suggested to be a pancreatic tumor based on computed tomography (CT). The pancreatic tumor was 45 mm with an extensive tumor embolism at the trunk of the portal vein and intraductal infiltration of the main pancreatic duct (MPD). The pancreatic tumor was diagnosed as acinar cell carcinoma (ACC) by endoscopic ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration. Therefore, the cause of acute pancreatitis was diagnosed to be intraductal infiltration of ACC in the MPD...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
Peng Du, Yueyong Xiao, Wei Lu
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the safety and effectiveness of fan-shaped distribution and coaxial puncture technology for radioactive iodine 125 (125I) seed implantation in treatment of lung cancer patients with lung dysfunction. MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled and analyzed 33 lung cancer patients with lung dysfunction diagnosed in our hospital from 2013 to 2014 in this study, all of which were implanted with radioactive 125I seed with technology of fan-shaped distribution and coaxial puncture...
September 10, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Eizaburo Ohno, Yoshiki Hirooka, Hiroki Kawashima, Takuya Ishikawa, Akira Kanamori, Hideki Ishikawa, Yoji Sasaki, Koji Nonogaki, Kazuo Hara, Senju Hashimoto, Hiroshi Matsubara, Takanori Hirai, Hajime Sumi, Hiroyuki Sugimoto, Hidemi Goto
BACKGROUD AND AIM: To elucidate the natural history of pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs), including branch-duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (BD-IPMN), via mid-term follow-up analysis of a multicenter prospective observational study (NSPINAL study). METHODS: From July 2011 to October 2016, 881 patients with PCLs were enrolled in NSPINAL study, and 664 patients with >12 months of follow-up were analysed. Every patient was asymptomatic, and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) was performed at the initial diagnosis to exclude high-risk individuals...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Masoud Rastgar, Alireza Shakeri, Hasan Salehi
In recent years, forward osmosis (FO) has received considerable attention due to its huge potentials in water desalination. The thin film composite (TFC) membrane used in the FO desalination consists of a bottom support layer covered by an active layer on top. Polyamide (PA) is commonly employed as an active layer forming via interfacial polymerization between m-phenylenediamine (MPD) and trimesoyl chloride (TMC) monomers. In this study, the effects that the MPD and TMC concentrations could have on the performance and anti-fouling behavior of the obtained FO membrane have been investigated...
September 5, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Phillip C F Law, Steven M Miller, Trung T Ngo
Binocular rivalry (BR) occurs when conflicting images concurrently presented to corresponding retinal locations of each eye stochastically alternate in perception. Anomalies of BR rate have been examined in a range of clinical psychiatric conditions. In particular, slow BR rate has been proposed as an endophenotype for bipolar disorder (BD) to improve power in large-scale genome-wide association studies. Examining the validity of BR rate as a BD endophenotype however requires large-scale datasets (n=1000s to 10,000s), a standardized testing protocol, and optimization of stimulus parameters to maximize separation between BD and healthy groups...
August 28, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
Chuanshang Cheng, Xiaming Zhang, Mao Xia, Zuhong Liu, Hongkui Wei, Zhao Deng, Chao Wang, Siwen Jiang, Jian Peng
BACKGROUND: Consumers are becoming increasingly interested in food containing appropriately high concentration of intramuscular fat (IMF) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The supplementation of feed with antioxidants decreases degradation of lipids in muscles thereby enhances nutritional and sensory properties of meat. Two experiments were conducted to determine the effects of adding oregano essential oil (OEO) and benzoic acid (BA) to low-protein, amino acid-supplemented diets on meat quality, sensory profile, fatty acid composition, and lipid oxidation of longissimus thoracis (LT) muscle in pigs...
August 31, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
Michael Dare Asemoloye, Rafiq Ahmad, Segun Gbolagade Jonathan
Fungi are usually involved in degradation/deterioration of many anthropogenic wastes due to their verse enzyme secretions and adaptive capabilities. In this study, five dominant fungal strains were isolated from an aged lindane polluted site, they were all mixed (100 mg each) together with pent mushroom compost (SMC) and applied to lindane polluted soil (5 kg) at 10, 20, 30, 40% and control 0% (soil with no treatment), these were used to grow M. maximus Jacq for 3 months. To establish lindane degradation, deductions such as Degradation rate (K1), Half-life (t1/2) and Degradation efficiency (DE) were made based on the analyzed lindane concentrations before and after the experiment...
2017: PloS One
Se Woo Kim, Se Hyung Kim, Dong Ho Lee, Sang Min Lee, Yeon Soo Kim, Jin Young Jang, Joon Koo Han
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to retrospectively evaluate the differential CT features of isolated benign and malignant main pancreatic duct (MPD) dilatation and to investigate whether the diagnostic performance of radiologists can be improved with knowledge of these differential CT features. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-one patients who had isolated MPD dilatation without any visible mass on CT from January 2000 to October 2016 were retrospectively enrolled in the study...
August 31, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Julia Kinzel, Daniel F Sauer, Marco Bocola, Marcus Arlt, Tayebeh Mirzaei Garakani, Andreas Thiel, Klaus Beckerle, Tino Polen, Jun Okuda, Ulrich Schwaneberg
Covering hydrophobic regions with stabilization agents to solubilize purified transmembrane proteins is crucial for their application in aqueous media. The small molecule 2-methyl-2,4-pentanediol (MPD) was used to stabilize the transmembrane protein Ferric hydroxamate uptake protein component A (FhuA) utilized as host for the construction of a rhodium-based biohybrid catalyst. Unlike commonly used detergents such as sodium dodecyl sulfate or polyethylene polyethyleneglycol, MPD does not form micelles in solution...
2017: Beilstein Journal of Organic Chemistry
Diogo Magalhães, Patrício Soares-da-Silva, Fernando Magro
BACKGROUND: Disproportionate signaling through intestinal epithelial pattern recognition receptors (PRR) plays a role in IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) pathophysiology. Diarrhea is a clinical trademark of IBD and altered activity of K(+) channels (KC) may contribute to the low sodium absorption state. Here we sought to study the impact of PRR activation on the membrane potential of human intestinal epithelial cells and the role of KC in it. METHODS: All assays were performed in cultured HT-29 cells...
April 23, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
Tuba Dinçer, Gülden Yorgancıoğlu-Budak, Akgün Ölmez, İdris Er, Yavuz Dodurga, Özmert Ma Özdemir, Bayram Toraman, Adem Yıldırım, Nuran Sabir, Nurten A Akarsu, C Nur Semerci, Ersan Kalay
Microcephalic primordial dwarfism (MPD) is a group of autosomal recessive inherited single-gene disorders with intrauterine and postnatal global growth failure. Seckel syndrome is the most common form of the MPD. Ten genes are known with Seckel syndrome. Using genome-wide SNP genotyping and homozygosity mapping we mapped a Seckel syndrome gene to chromosomal region 4q28.1-q28.3 in a Turkish family. Direct sequencing of PLK4 (polo-like kinase 4) revealed a homozygous splicing acceptor site transition (c.31-3 A>G) that results in a premature translation termination (p...
October 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
Tammy M Scott, Helen M Rasmussen, Oliver Chen, Elizabeth J Johnson
Lutein is selectively incorporated into the macula and brain. Lutein levels in the macula (macular pigment; MP) and the brain are related to better cognition. MP density (MPD) is a biomarker of brain lutein. Avocados are a bioavailable source of lutein. This study tests the effects of the intake of avocado on cognition. This was a six-month, randomized, controlled trial. Healthy subjects consumed one avocado (n = 20, 0.5 mg/day lutein, AV) vs. one potato or one cup of chickpeas (n = 20, 0 mg/day lutein, C)...
August 23, 2017: Nutrients
Guihua Xiao, Yilin Song, Song Zhang, Lili Yang, Shengwei Xu, Yu Zhang, Huiren Xu, Fei Gao, Ziyue Li, Xinxia Cai
BACKGROUND: Hippocampus is a critical part of brain tissue involved in many cognitive neural activities. They are controlled by various neurotransmitters such as glutamate (Glu), and affected by electrophysiology. NEW METHOD: Herein, we fabricated a 16-site (25μm in diameter) microelectrode array (MEA) biosensor applied in dual-mode tests including Glu and neural spike measurements. METHODS: All the 16 recording sites were electrodeposited with platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs) and 8 sites were used for electrical recording...
August 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
Yama Issa, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Paul Fockens, Marc G Besselink, Thomas L Bollen, Marco J Bruno, Marja A Boermeester
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the current opinion and clinical decision-making process of international pancreatologists, and to systematically identify key study questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis (CP) for future research. METHODS: An online survey, including questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of CP and several controversial clinical case vignettes, was send by e-mail to members of various international pancreatic associations: IHPBA, APA, EPC, ESGE and DPSG...
August 15, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
Karl J Jarvis, Gerard J Allan, Ashley J Craig, Rebecca K Beresic-Perrins, Gina Wimp, Catherine A Gehring, Thomas G Whitham
Although hybridization in plants has been recognized as an important pathway in plant speciation, it may also affect the ecology and evolution of associated communities. Cottonwood species (Populus angustifolia and P. fremontii) and their naturally occurring hybrids are known to support different plant, animal, and microbial communities, but no studies have examined community structure within the context of phylogenetic history. Using a community composed of 199 arthropod species, we tested for differences in arthropod phylogenetic patterns within and among hybrid and parental tree types in a common garden...
August 2017: Ecology and Evolution
Jan Turek, Benoît Braïda, Frank De Proft
The bonding in heavier Group 14 zero-valent complexes of a general formula L2 E (E=Si-Pb; L=phosphine, N-heterocyclic and acyclic carbene, cyclic tetrylene and carbon monoxide) is probed by combining valence bond (VB) theory and maximum probability domain (MPD) approaches. All studied complexes are initially evaluated on the basis of the structural parameters and the shape of frontier orbitals revealing a bent structural motif and the presence of two lone pairs at the central E atom. For the VB calculations three resonance structures are suggested, representing the "ylidone", "ylidene" and "bent allene" structures, respectively...
August 7, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
Zoi Terzopoulou, Nejib Kasmi, Vasilios Tsanaktsis, Nikolaos Doulakas, Dimitrios N Bikiaris, Dimitris S Achilias, George Z Papageorgiou
In the present study, three new biobased furanoate polyesters with potential use in food packaging applications, named poly(isosorbide furanoate) (PIsF), poly(methyl-propylene furanoate) (PMePF) and poly(1,4-cyclohexane-dimethylene 2,5-furanoate) (PCHDMF) were synthesized. As monomers for the preparation of the polyesters, 2,5-furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and diols with irregular or complicated structure were used, including isosorbide (IS), 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol (MPD) and 1,4-cyclohexane-dimethanol (CHDM)...
July 14, 2017: Materials
Ward M Glasoe, Michael W Rodriguez, Kara E Pioske
BACKGROUND: First metatarsal protrusion distance (MPD) has been commonly studied as a characteristic of hallux valgus deformity. To date, the majority of investigations have used radiographic methods, with most reporting first metatarsal (ray) protrusion to be associated with deformity. As an alternative, this study used a three dimensional (3D) image acquisition and data analysis method to quantify MPD. METHODS: Magnetic resonance images were acquired in weightbearing on 29 women (19 with hallux valgus; 10 controls)...
August 2, 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Gastón O Carvallo, Sergio A Castro
We assessed changes in phylogenetic diversity of angiosperm flora on six oceanic islands located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, by comparing flora from two periods: the pre-European colonization of islands and current times. We hypothesize that, in the time between these periods, extinction of local plant species and addition of exotic plants modified phylogenetic-α-diversity at different levels (deeper and terminal phylogeny) and increased phylo-β-diversity among islands. Based on floristic studies, we assembled a phylogenetic tree from occurrence data that includes 921 species, of which 165 and 756 were native or exotic in origin, respectively...
2017: PloS One
Marco Porceddu, Efisio Mattana, Hugh W Pritchard, Gianluigi Bacchetta
Threshold-based thermal time models provide insight to the physiological switch from the dormant to the non-dormant, germinating seed. This approach was used to quantify the different growth responses of the embryo of seeds purported to have morphophysiological dormancy (MPD) through the complex phases of dormancy release and germination. Aquilegia barbaricina seeds were incubated at constant temperatures (10 - 25°C) and 25/10°C, without pre-treatment, after warm+cold stratification (W+C), and GA3 treatment...
August 1, 2017: Plant Biology
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