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Erika von Mutius
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February 14, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453995/changes-of-lipid-peroxidation-and-glutathione-redox-system-and-expression-of-glutathione-peroxidase-regulatory-genes-as-effect-of-short-term-aflatoxin-b-1-exposure-in-common-carp
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Benjamin Kövesi, Csilla Pelyhe, Erika Zándoki, Miklós Mézes, Krisztián Balogh
Lipid peroxidation, glutathione content, glutathione peroxidase activity and gene expression of transcription factors, glutathione peroxidase, glutathione synthetase and glutathione reductase was investigated in common carp liver. Short term (24 h) exposure of aflatoxin B 1 at different doses (100, 200 and 400 μg AFB 1 kg -1 feed) was used. It was found that conjugated dienes and trienes elevated after 16 h, while thiobarbituric acid reactive substances content increased only at the lowest dose after 16 and 24 h of exposure...
February 14, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453750/administration-of-lactobacillus-plantarum-lp62-to-dam-rats-at-the-end-of-delivery-and-during-lactation-affects-tgf-%C3%AE-1-level-and-nutritional-milk-composition-and-body-weight-of-pups
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Gladistone Correia Messias, Ana Marta Novais Rocha, Beatriz Manuela Silva Santos, Ana Marques Botelho, Dhaísa Cristhina Alves Silva, Erika Santos Porto, Marina Lima Dos Anjos, Rayra Almeida Sousa, Mara Viana Silva, Thainara Barros da Rocha, Aracely Vieira de Melo, Manoela Rios Trindade Carneiro, Nayonara Santana Aguiar, Patrícia Prado Santos, Erika Pereira de Souza, Mariluze Peixoto Cruz, Lucas Miranda Marques, Raquel Passos Rezende, Carla Cristina Romano, Ana Paula Uetanabaro, Gabriel Vinderola, Regiane Yatsuda
PURPOSE: Lactobacillus plantarum Lp62 is a lactic acid bacteria strain that has been isolated from cocoa beans and exhibited probiotic potential. The influence of oral administration of L. plantarum Lp62 on the growth of rat's pups; on yield, cytokines and milk composition was studied. METHODS: Lactobacillus plantarum Lp62 is a lactic acid bacteria strain that has been isolated from cocoa beans. It was administered daily by gavage to Wistar rats (n = 8), from the 7th day before delivery and for 20 days during lactation, in a concentration of 1...
February 16, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453425/chronic-treatment-with-fluoride-affects-the-jejunum-insights-from-proteomics-and-enteric-innervation-analysis
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Aline Salgado Dionizio, Carina Guimarães Souza Melo, Isabela Tomazini Sabino-Arias, Talita Mendes Silva Ventura, Aline Lima Leite, Sara Raquel Garcia Souza, Erika Xavier Santos, Alessandro Domingues Heubel, Juliana Gadelha Souza, Juliana Vanessa Colombo Martins Perles, Jacqueline Nelisis Zanoni, Marília Afonso Rabelo Buzalaf
Gastrointestinal symptoms are the first signs of fluoride (F) toxicity. In the present study, the jejunum of rats chronically exposed to F was evaluated by proteomics, as well as by morphological analysis. Wistar rats received water containing 0, 10 or 50 mgF/L during 30 days. HuC/D, neuronal Nitric Oxide (nNOS), Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide (VIP), Calcitonin Gene Related Peptide (CGRP), and Substance P (SP) were detected in the myenteric plexus of the jejunum by immunofluorescence. The density of nNOS-IR neurons was significantly decreased (compared to both control and 10 mgF/L groups), while the VIP-IR varicosities were significantly increased (compared to control) in the group treated with the highest F concentration...
February 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452949/estimation-of-the-effectiveness-ratio-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-for-resistant-cancer-cells-in-u87mg-human-glioblastoma
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Perla Marmolejo-León, Erika Patricia Azorín-Vega, Nallely Jiménez-Mancilla, Héctor Javier Mendoza-Nava, Eleni Mitsoura, Benjamín Pineda, Eugenio Torres-García
Glioblastoma contains self-renewing, tumorigenic cancer stem-like cells that contribute to tumor initiation and therapeutic resistance. The aim of this research was to estimate and compare the effectiveness ratio (α/β) of stem-like cells and differentiated glioma cells derived from the U87MG glioblastoma cell line. Cell survival experiments were obtained in a dose range of 0-20 Gy (13.52 ± 0.09 Gy/h) as a hyperfractionationated accelerated radiotherapy scheme. Biochemical characterization of the post-irradiated cells was performed by flow cytometry analysis and the percentage of stem-like cells that resisted irradiation was determined by the CD133 expression...
January 11, 2018: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452942/early-safety-and-efficacy-of-the-combination-of-bedaquiline-and-delamanid-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-in-armenia-india-and-south-africa-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Gabriella Ferlazzo, Erika Mohr, Chinmay Laxmeshwar, Catherine Hewison, Jennifer Hughes, Sylvie Jonckheere, Naira Khachatryan, Virginia De Avezedo, Lusine Egazaryan, Amir Shroufi, Stobdan Kalon, Helen Cox, Jennifer Furin, Petros Isaakidis
BACKGROUND: Bedaquiline and delamanid have been approved for treatment of multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis in the past 5 years. Because of theoretical safety concerns, patients have been unable to access the two drugs in combination. Médecins Sans Frontières has supported the use of combination bedaquiline and delamanid for people with few treatment options since 2016. We describe early safety and efficacy of regimens containing the bedaquiline and delamanid combination in patients with drug-resistant tuberculosis in Yerevan, Armenia; Mumbai, India; and Khayelitsha, South Africa...
February 13, 2018: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452766/traumatic-stress-and-accelerated-dna-methylation-age-a-meta-analysis
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Erika J Wolf, Hannah Maniates, Nicole Nugent, Adam X Maihofer, Don Armstrong, Andrew Ratanatharathorn, Allison E Ashley-Koch, Melanie Garrett, Nathan A Kimbrel, Adriana Lori, Va Mid-Atlantic Mirecc Workgroup, Allison E Aiello, Dewleen G Baker, Jean C Beckham, Marco P Boks, Sandro Galea, Elbert Geuze, Michael A Hauser, Ronald C Kessler, Karestan C Koenen, Mark W Miller, Kerry J Ressler, Victoria Risbrough, Bart P F Rutten, Murray B Stein, Robert J Ursano, Eric Vermetten, Christiaan H Vinkers, Monica Uddin, Alicia K Smith, Caroline M Nievergelt, Mark W Logue
BACKGROUND: Recent studies examining the association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and accelerated aging, as defined by DNA methylation-based estimates of cellular age that exceed chronological age, have yielded mixed results. METHODS: We conducted a meta-analysis of trauma exposure and PTSD diagnosis and symptom severity in association with accelerated DNA methylation age using data from 9 cohorts contributing to the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium PTSD Epigenetics Workgroup (combined N = 2186)...
December 27, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451431/study-protocol-of-hypoalgesic-effects-of-low-frequency-and-burst-modulated-alternating-currents-on-healthy-individuals
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Érika Patrícia Rampazo da Silva, Viviane Ribeiro da Silva, Anabelly Sato Bernardes, Fabio Massao Matuzawa, Richard Eloin Liebano
The aim of the study will be to compare different types of analgesic electrical currents in relation to the pressure pain threshold and sensory comfort in healthy individuals. A total of 100 individuals will be randomly assigned to four groups: transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, interferential current, Aussie current or placebo. The electrical stimulation will be administered with a strong level for 30 min and to the placebo group, the electrodes will be positioned while the equipment will remain switched off...
February 16, 2018: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451358/electronic-structure-characterisation-of-cross-linked-sulfur-polymers
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Ute Cappel, Peng Liu, Fredrik Johansson, Bertrand Philippe, Erika Giangrisostomi, Ruslan Ovsyannikov, Andreas Lindblad, Lars Kloo, James Gardner, Håkan Rensmo
Cross-linked polymers of elemental sulfur are of potential interest for electronic applications as they enable facile thin film processing of an abundant and cheap starting material. In this paper, we characterize the electronic structure of a cross-linked sulfur / diisopropenyl benzene (DIB) polymer by a combination of soft and hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Two different approaches for enhancing the conductivity of the polymer are compared: the addition of selenium in the polymer synthesis and the addition of lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (LiTFSI) during film preparation...
February 16, 2018: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451339/an-indispensable-role-of-androgen-receptor-in-wnt-responsive-cells-during-prostate-development-maturation-and-regeneration
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Yongfeng He, Erika Hooker, Eun-Jeong Yu, Huiqing Wu, Gerald R Cunha, Zijie Sun
Androgen signaling is essential for prostate development, morphogenesis, and regeneration. Emerging evidence indicates that Wnt/β-catenin signaling also contributes to prostate development specifically through regulation of cell fate determination. Prostatic Axin2-expressing cells are able to respond to Wnt signals and possess the progenitor properties to regenerate prostatic epithelium. Despite critical roles of both signaling pathways, the biological significance of androgen receptor (AR) in Axin2-expressing Wnt-responsive cells remains largely unexplored...
February 16, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450594/position-paper-for-the-organization-of-ecmo-programs-for-cardiac-failure-in-adults
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Darryl Abrams, A Reshad Garan, Akram Abdelbary, Matthew Bacchetta, Robert H Bartlett, James Beck, Jan Belohlavek, Yih-Sharng Chen, Eddy Fan, Niall D Ferguson, Jo-Anne Fowles, John Fraser, Michelle Gong, Ibrahim F Hassan, Carol Hodgson, Xiaotong Hou, Katarzyna Hryniewicz, Shingo Ichiba, William A Jakobleff, Roberto Lorusso, Graeme MacLaren, Shay McGuinness, Thomas Mueller, Pauline K Park, Giles Peek, Vin Pellegrino, Susanna Price, Erika B Rosenzweig, Tetsuya Sakamoto, Leonardo Salazar, Matthieu Schmidt, Arthur S Slutsky, Christian Spaulding, Hiroo Takayama, Koji Takeda, Alain Vuylsteke, Alain Combes, Daniel Brodie
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) has been used increasingly for both respiratory and cardiac failure in adult patients. Indications for ECMO use in cardiac failure include severe refractory cardiogenic shock, refractory ventricular arrhythmia, active cardiopulmonary resuscitation for cardiac arrest, and acute or decompensated right heart failure. Evidence is emerging to guide the use of this therapy for some of these indications, but there remains a need for additional evidence to guide best practices...
February 15, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450446/association-between-mental-health-status-and-patient-satisfaction-with-the-functional-outcomes-of-rhinoplasty
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Erika Strazdins, Yu Feng Nie, Raziqah Ramli, Tom Palesy, Jenna M Christensen, Raquel Alvarado, George N Marcells, Richard J Harvey
Importance: Mental health can have an impact on patient satisfaction with rhinoplasty. However, the association between mental health and patient satisfaction with functional outcomes of rhinoplasty is poorly understood. Objective: To determine whether preoperative mental health is associated with satisfaction with functional outcomes of rhinoplasty. Design, Setting, and Participants: This case-control study assessed baseline nasal function and postsurgical functional outcomes for 88 consecutive patients undergoing rhinoplasty with both cosmetic and functional goals at 2 tertiary rhinologic centers in Sydney, Australia...
February 15, 2018: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449014/periarticular-bone-predicts-knee-osteoarthritis-progression-data-from-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Grace H Lo, Erika Schneider, Jeffrey B Driban, Lori Lyn Price, David J Hunter, Charles B Eaton, Marc C Hochberg, Rebecca D Jackson, C Kent Kwoh, Michael C Nevitt, John A Lynch, Timothy E McAlindon
OBJECTIVE: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease with a substantial public health burden. Quantitative assessments of periarticular bone may be a biomarker capable of monitoring early disease progression. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether measures of periarticular bone associate with longitudinal structural progression. METHODS: We conducted a 12-18 months longitudinal study using the Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI). Participants received knee dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), trabecular magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, and x-rays...
January 31, 2018: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448048/scholarly-activity-training-during-residency-are-we-hitting-the-mark-a-national-assessment-of-pediatric-residents
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Erika L Abramson, Monique M Naifeh, Michelle D Stevenson, Elizabeth Mauer, Hoda T Hammad, Linda M Gerber, Su-Ting T Li
OBJECTIVE: Participation in scholarly activity (SA) is an ACGME requirement. Yet, the authors' previous research with program directors (PDs) suggests pediatric SA training is variable and suboptimal. To help programs better meet requirements, our objective was to understand the resident perspective regarding SA training, including factors associated with satisfaction and productivity. METHODS: The authors conducted cross-sectional surveys of second and third year pediatric residents and PDs at 22 diverse programs in 2016...
February 12, 2018: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447299/effects-of-breast-stimulation-for-spontaneous-onset-of-labor-on-salivary-oxytocin-levels-in-low-risk-pregnant-women-a-feasibility-study
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Kaori Takahata, Shigeko Horiuchi, Yuriko Tadokoro, Takuya Shuo, Erika Sawano, Kazuyuki Shinohara
OBJECTIVES: This preliminary study aimed to 1) determine changes in the salivary oxytocin (OT) level during breast stimulation for promoting the spontaneous onset of labor in low-risk term pregnancies, and 2) clarify the feasibility of the breast stimulation intervention protocol in terms of practicality and acceptability. METHODS: We used a single arm trial design. Sixteen low-risk pregnant women between 38 and 40 weeks of gestation with cephalic presentation participated...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446968/aging-and-altruism-in-intertemporal-choice
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Erika P Sparrow, Julia Spaniol
In addition to making decisions about gains and losses that affect only ourselves, we often make decisions that affect others. Research on life span changes in motivation suggests that altruistic motives become stronger with age, but no prior research has examined how altruism affects tolerance for temporal delays. Experiment 1 used a realistic financial decision making task involving choices for gains, losses, and donations. Each decision required an intertemporal choice between a smaller-immediate and a larger-later option...
February 15, 2018: Psychology and Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446866/tacrolimus-concentration-to-dose-ratio-in-solid-organ-transplant-patients-treated-with-fecal-microbiota-transplantation-for-recurrent-clostridium-difficile-infection
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Michael H Woodworth, Colleen S Kraft, Erika J Meredith, Aneesh K Mehta, Tiffany Wang, Yafet T Mamo, Tanvi Dhere, Kaitlin L Sitchenko, Rachel E Patzer, Rachel J Friedman-Moraco
Fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is increasingly being performed for Clostridium difficile infection in solid organ transplant patients; however, little is known about the potential pharmacokinetic or pharmacomicrobial effects this may have on tacrolimus levels. We reviewed the medical records of 10 solid organ transplant patients from September 2012 - December 2016 who were taking tacrolimus at time of FMT for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection. We compared the differences in tacrolimus concentration / dose ratio (C/D ratio) three months prior to FMT vs three months after FMT...
February 15, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446714/blunted-shear-mediated-dilation-of-the-internal-but-not-common-carotid-artery-in-response-to-lower-body-negative-pressure
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Erika Iwamoto, Joshua M Bock, Darren P Casey
Shear-mediated dilation in peripheral conduit arteries is blunted with sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation; however, the effect of SNS activation on shear-mediated dilation in carotid arteries is unknown. We hypothesized that SNS activation reduces shear-mediated dilation in common and internal carotid arteries (CCA and ICA, respectively) and this attenuation is greater in the ICA compared to the CCA. Shear-mediated dilation in the CCA and ICA were measured in nine healthy males (24{plus minus}1 yrs) with and without SNS activation...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445877/sodium-lactate-improves-renal-microvascular-thrombosis-compared-to-sodium-bicarbonate-and-0-9-nacl-in-a-porcine-model-of-endotoxic-shock-an-experimental-randomized-open-label-controlled-study
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Thibault Duburcq, Arthur Durand, Antoine Tournoys, Viviane Gnemmi, Valery Gmyr, François Pattou, Mercedes Jourdain, Fabienne Tamion, Emmanuel Besnier, Sebastien Préau, Erika Parmentier-Decrucq, Daniel Mathieu, Julien Poissy, Raphaël Favory
BACKGROUND: Sodium lactate seemed to improve fluid balance and avoid fluid overload. The objective of this study was to determine if these beneficial effects can be at least partly explained by an improvement in disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)-associated renal microvascular thrombosis. METHODS: Ancillary work of an interventional randomized open label controlled experimental study. Fifteen female "Large White" pigs (2 months old) were challenged with intravenous infusion of E...
February 14, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445296/the-ultrasound-guided-retrolaminar-block-volume-dependent-injectate-distribution
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Marija Damjanovska, Tatjana Stopar Pintaric, Erika Cvetko, Kamen Vlassakov
Purpose: The ultrasound-guided retrolaminar block is one of the newer and simpler alternatives to the traditional, often technically challenging, paravertebral (PV) block. Its feasibility, safety, and efficacy have already been clinically demonstrated in patients with multiple rib fractures using higher volumes of local anesthetic, when compared with the traditional approach. The primary aim of this observational anatomical study was to assess the spread of local anesthetic from the retrolaminar injection point to the PV space and its volume dependence...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
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