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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649039/pm2-5-exposure-in-utero-contributes-to-neonatal-cardiac-dysfunction-in-mice
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Vineeta Tanwar, Jeremy M Adelstein, Jacob A Grimmer, Dane J Youtz, Benjamin P Sugar, Loren E Wold
OBJECTIVE: Exposure of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) to pregnant dams has been shown to be strongly associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes in offspring at adulthood, however, effects evident during neonatal periods are unclear. We designed this study to examine cardiac function of neonatal mice (14 days old) exposed to in utero PM2.5. METHODS: Pregnant FVB female mice were exposed either to filtered air (FA) or PM2.5 at an average concentration of 91...
June 22, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647548/the-bioeconomy-in-poland-within-the-context-of-the-european-union
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REVIEW
Ewa Woźniak, Tomasz Twardowski
This article outlines the potential of the development of bioeconomy in Poland in the context of the European Union (EU). The analyses take into account the concept of bioeconomy, the overview of documents referring to the bioeconomy in the EU, including policy frameworks and agendas. Many countries including Poland emphasise the importance of bioeconomy, but have not yet developed a complex strategy. The state of bioeconomy in Poland is characterised by the sectors of agriculture, forestry and food production, as well as parts of the chemical, biotechnology and energy industries...
June 21, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643586/new-insights-into-the-burden-and-costs-of-multiple-sclerosis-in-europe-results-for-poland
#3
Krzysztof Selmaj, Gisela Kobelt, Jenny Berg, Ewa Orlewska, Daniela Capsa, Johan Dalén
BACKGROUND: In order to estimate the value of interventions in multiple sclerosis (MS) - where lifetime costs and outcomes cannot be observed - outcome data have to be combined with costs. This requires that cost data be regularly updated. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: This study is part of a cross-sectional retrospective study in 16 European countries collecting current data on resource consumption, work capacity, health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and prevalent symptoms for patients with MS...
August 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643322/difficulties-in-funding-of-va-ecmo-therapy-for-patients-with-severe-accidental-hypothermia
#4
Sylweriusz Kosiński, Tomasz Darocha, Anna Jarosz, Aleksandra Czerw, Paweł Podsiadło, Tomasz Sanak, Robert Gałązkowski, Jacek Piątek, Janusz Konstanty-Kalandyk, Mirosław Ziętkiewicz, Krzysztof Kusza, Łukasz J Krzych, Rafał Drwiła
BACKGROUND: Severe accidental hypothermia is defined as a core temperature below 28 Celsius degrees. Within the last years, the issue of accidental hypothermia and accompanying cardiac arrest has been broadly discussed and European Resuscitation Council (ERC) Guidelines underline the importance of Extracorporeal Rewarming (ECR) in treatment of severely hypothermic victims. The study aimed to evaluate the actual costs of ECR with VA-ECMO and of further management in the Intensive Care Unit of patients admitted to the Severe Accidental Hypothermia Centre in Cracow, Poland...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643218/empagliflozin-improves-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-a-genetic-model-of-type-2-diabetes
#5
Nadjib Hammoudi, Dongtak Jeong, Rajvir Singh, Ahmed Farhat, Michel Komajda, Eric Mayoux, Roger Hajjar, Djamel Lebeche
PURPOSE: Cardiovascular (CV) diseases in type 2 diabetes (T2DM) represent an enormous burden with high mortality and morbidity. Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors have recently emerged as a new antidiabetic class that improves glucose control, as well as body weight and blood pressure with no increased risk of hypoglycemia. The first CV outcome study terminated with empagliflozin, a specific SGLT2 inhibitor, has shown a reduction in CV mortality and in heart failure hospitalization, suggesting a beneficial impact on cardiac function which remains to be demonstrated...
June 22, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618335/specific-interactions-between-zinc-metalloproteinase-and-its-inhibitors-ab-initio-fragment-molecular-orbital-calculations
#6
Ayami Ara, Ryushi Kadoya, Hiromi Ishimura, Kanako Shimamura, Ingebrigt Sylte, Noriyuki Kurita
Bacteria secrete the enzyme pseudolysin (PLN) to degrade exocellular proteins, and the produced peptides are used as a nutrient for the bacteria. It is thus expected that inhibition of PLN can suppress bacterial growth. Since such inhibitors do not attack to bacteria directly, the risk of producing drug-resistance bacteria is less. However, endogenous proteinases such as the matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) have active site similar to that of PLN, and there is a possibility that PLN inhibitors also inhibit the activity of MMPs, resulting in a loss of substrate degradation by these proteinases...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608577/use-of-a-granulocyte-immunofluorescence-assay-designed-for-humans-for-detection-of-antineutrophil-cytoplasmic-antibodies-in-dogs-with-chronic-enteropathies
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J Florey, A Viall, S Streu, V DiMuro, A Riddle, J Kirk, L Perazzotti, K Affeldt, R Wagner, S Vaden, T Harris, K Allenspach
BACKGROUND: Perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies (pANCA) previously have been shown to be serum markers in dogs with chronic enteropathies, with dogs that have food-responsive disease (FRD) having higher frequencies of seropositivity than dogs with steroid-responsive disease (SRD). The indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) assay used in previous publications is time-consuming to perform, with low interobserver agreement. HYPOTHESIS/OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that a commercially available granulocyte IIF assay designed for humans could be used to detect perinuclear antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibodies in dogs...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592907/-epidemiology-of-asthma-in-adults-living-in-the-silesian-voivodeship-according-to-secondary-epidemiological-data
#8
Ewa Niewiadomska, Małgorzata Kowalska
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a serious public health challenge because of the increasing number of people with a new diagnosis and consequently the increasing costs of medical treatment (direct and indirect). The aim of this study is to analyze available epidemiological data with respect to their spatial and temporal variability in the Silesian voivodeship. In addition, the costs incurred by the National Health Fund (Narodowy Fundusz Zdrowia - NFZ) in treating asthmaic patients are analyzed...
June 8, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590366/effect-of-gwas-identified-genetic-variants-on-maximum-qt-interval-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-receiving-antipsychotic-agents-a-24-hour-holter-ecg-study
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Junzo Watanabe, Naoki Fukui, Yutaro Suzuki, Takuro Sugai, Shin Ono, Nobuto Tsuneyama, Mami Saito, Misuzu Tajiri, Toshiyuki Someya
BACKGROUND: Users of antipsychotics (APs) have a risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD). Sudden cardiac death in such patients is thought to be largely due to drug-induced QT prolongation. It has been reported that many subjects with drug-induced torsades de pointes (TdP) have risk alleles associated with subclinical congenital long QT syndrome. METHODS: We investigated the effects of the risk alleles associated with long QT on the QT interval in patients receiving APs using 24-hour Holter electrocardiograms to take into account the circadian fluctuation of QT intervals...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582491/role-of-cell-intrinsic-and-environmental-age-related-changes-in-altered-maintenance-of-murine-t-cells-in-lymphoid-organs
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John S Davies, Heather L Thompson, Vesna Pulko, Jose Padilla Torres, Janko Nikolich-Žugich
Age-related changes in primary lymphoid organs are well described. Less is known about age-related changes affecting peripheral lymphoid organs, although defects in old peripheral lymph nodes (pLN) were recently described in both steady state and during viral infection. To address whether such pLN defects were intrinsic to old T cells or extrinsic (due to aging microenvironment) we employed heterochronic parabiosis. We found no age-related intrinsic or extrinsic barriers to T cell circulation and seeding of pLN, spleen and bone marrow...
June 3, 2017: Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554993/a-review-of-the-structure-preparation-and-application-of-nlcs-pnps-and-plns
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REVIEW
Qianwen Li, Tiange Cai, Yinghong Huang, Xi Xia, Susan P C Cole, Yu Cai
Nanostructured lipid carriers (NLCs) are modified solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) that retain the characteristics of the SLN, improve drug stability and loading capacity, and prevent drug leakage. Polymer nanoparticles (PNPs) are an important component of drug delivery. These nanoparticles can effectively direct drug delivery to specific targets and improve drug stability and controlled drug release. Lipid-polymer nanoparticles (PLNs), a new type of carrier that combines liposomes and polymers, have been employed in recent years...
May 27, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541592/cath-lab-costs-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-angioplasty-detailed-analysis-of-consecutive-procedures
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Beata Dziki, Izabela Miechowicz, Piotr Iwachów, Michał Kuzemczak, Piotr Kałmucki, Andrzej Szyszka, Artur Baszko, Tomasz Siminiak
BACKGROUND: Costs of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) have important impact on health care expenditures. Despite the present stress upon the cost-effectiveness issues in medicine, few comprehensive data exist on costs and resource use in different clinical settings. AIM: To assess catheterization laboratory costs related to use of drugs and single-use devices in patients undergoing PCI due to coronary artery disease. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 1500 consecutive PCIs (radial approach, n=1103; femoral approach, n=397) performed due to myocardial infarction type STEMI (n=345) and NSTEMI (n=426) as well as unstable (UA; n=489) and (SA; n=241) angina was undertaken...
May 25, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536695/cardiac-protection-of-valsartan-on-juvenile-rats-with-heart-failure-by-inhibiting-activity-of-camkii-via-attenuating-phosphorylation
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Yao Wu, Feifei Si, Xiaojuan Ji, Kunfeng Jiang, Sijie Song, Qijian Yi
Background. This study was undertaken to determine relative contributions of phosphorylation and oxidation to the increased activity of calcium/calmodulin-stimulated protein kinase II (CaMKII) in juveniles with cardiac myocyte dysfunction due to increased pressure overload. Methods. Juvenile rats underwent abdominal aortic constriction to induce heart failure. Four weeks after surgery, rats were then randomly divided into two groups: one group given valsartan (HF + Val) and the other group given placebo (HF + PBO)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526544/interleukin-18-gene-deletion-protects-against-sepsis-induced-cardiac-dysfunction-by-inhibiting-pp2a-activity
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Yoshitaka Okuhara, Shunichi Yokoe, Toshihiro Iwasaku, Akiyo Eguchi, Koichi Nishimura, Wen Li, Makiko Oboshi, Yoshiro Naito, Toshiaki Mano, Michio Asahi, Haruki Okamura, Tohru Masuyama, Shinichi Hirotani
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-18 (IL-18) neutralization protects against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced injuries, including myocardial dysfunction. However, the mechanism is yet to be fully elucidated. The aim of the present study was to determine whether IL-18 gene deletion prevents sepsis-induced cardiac dysfunction and to elucidate the potential mechanisms underlying IL-18-mediated cardiotoxicity by LPS. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ten-week-old male wild-type (WT) and IL-18 knockout (IL-18 KO) mice were intraperitoneally administered LPS...
May 4, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498261/clear-cell-carcinoma-of-the-uterine-cervix-a-clinical-and-pathological-analysis-of-47-patients-without-intrauterine-diethylstilbestrol-exposure
#15
Li Yang, Aiwen Zheng, Xiang Zhang, Xianhua Fang, Wenyong Sun, Yaqing Chen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to summarize the clinical and pathological characteristics and to conduct prognosis analysis of patients who were diagnosed with clear cell carcinoma of the uterine cervix (CCCUC) and without a history of exposure to diethylstilbestrol. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of all the patients with CCCUC who were diagnosed and treated at Zhejiang Cancer Hospital between 1998 and 2014. Charts were reviewed for clinical and pathological characteristics, and prognosis analysis was conducted...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498238/nomogram-predicting-overall-survival-in-operable-cervical-cancer-patients
#16
Ru-Ru Zheng, Xiao-Wan Huang, Wen-Yue Liu, Rong-Rong Lin, Fei-Yun Zheng, Feng Lin
OBJECTIVE: Nomograms are widely used as predictive tools to predict oncological outcomes intuitively and precisely. The aim of our study was to develop a nomogram for predicting overall survival (OS) of patients with early stage cervical cancer. METHODS: In this retrospective study, the clinical, pathological, and hematological data and prognosis of 795 cervical cancer patients were investigated. We identified and incorporated independent significant prognostic factors for OS to develop a nomogram...
June 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487373/interactions-between-small-ankyrin-1-and-sarcolipin-coordinately-regulate-activity-of-the-sarco-endo-plasmic-reticulum-ca2-atpase-serca1
#17
Patrick F Desmond, Amanda Labuza, Joaquin Muriel, Michele L Markwardt, Allison E Mancini, Mark A Rizzo, Robert J Bloch
SERCA1, the sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase of skeletal muscle, is essential for muscle relaxation and maintenance of low resting Ca2+ levels in the myoplasm. We recently reported that small ankyrin 1 (sAnk1) interacts with the sarco(endo)plasmic reticulum Ca2+-ATPase in skeletal muscle (SERCA1) to inhibit its activity (1). We also showed that this interaction is mediated at least in part through sAnk1's transmembrane domain in a manner similar to that of sarcolipin (SLN). Earlier studies have shown that SLN and phospholamban (PLN), the other well-studied small SERCA-regulatory proteins, oligomerize either alone or together...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482122/para-aortic-lymphadenectomy-can-be-omitted-in-most-endometrial-cancer-patients-at-risk-of-lymph-node-metastasis
#18
Glauco Baiocchi, Carlos Chaves Faloppa, Henrique Mantoan, Willian Ricardo Camarço, Levon Badiglian-Filho, Lillian Yuri Kumagai, Louise De Brot, Alexandre Andre Balieiro Anastacio da Costa
OBJECTIVES: To determine the predictive factors of para-aortic lymph node (PALN) metastasis in endometrial cancer (EC) and recommend a subgroup of patients who can safely forgo PALN dissection. METHODS: We analyzed a series of 255 patients who were at risk of lymph node metastasis and treated from June 2007 to June 2015. All patients underwent systematic pelvic and para-aortic lymphadenectomy. RESULTS: The median number of pelvic lymph nodes (PLN) and PALNs that were resected was 33 and 15, respectively...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472932/chromosome-microarray-analysis-in-the-investigation-of-children-with-congenital-heart-disease
#19
Xiao-Li Wu, Ru Li, Fang Fu, Min Pan, Jin Han, Xin Yang, Yong-Ling Zhang, Fa-Tao Li, Can Liao
BACKGROUND: Our study was aimed to explore the clinical implication of chromosome microarray analysis (CMA) in genetically etiological diagnosis of children with congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: A total of 104 children with CHD with or without multiple congenital anomalies (MCA) or intellectual disabilities/developmental delay (ID/DD) but normal karyotype were investigated using Affymetrix CytoScan HD array. RESULT: Pathogenic copy number variations (PCNVs) were identified in 29 children (27...
May 4, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466451/multiscale-assessment-of-progress-of-electrification-in-indonesia-based-on-brightness-level-derived-from-nighttime-satellite-imagery
#20
Fatwa Ramdani, Putri Setiani
Availability of electricity can be used as an indicator to proximate parameters related to human well-being. Overall, the electrification process in Indonesia has been accelerating in the past two decades. Unfortunately, monitoring the country's progress on its effort to provide wider access to electricity poses challenges due to inconsistency of data provided by each national bureau, and limited availability of information. This study attempts to provide a reliable measure by employing nighttime satellite imagery to observe and to map the progress of electrification within a duration of 20 years, from 1993 to 2013...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
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