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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436960/amyloid-fibril-systems-reduce-stabilize-and-deliver-bioavailable-nanosized-iron
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Yi Shen, Lidija Posavec, Sreenath Bolisetty, Florentine M Hilty, Gustav Nyström, Joachim Kohlbrecher, Monika Hilbe, Antonella Rossi, Jeannine Baumgartner, Michael B Zimmermann, Raffaele Mezzenga
Iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA) is a major global public health problem. A sustainable and cost-effective strategy to reduce IDA is iron fortification of foods, but the most bioavailable fortificants cause adverse organoleptic changes in foods. Iron nanoparticles are a promising solution in food matrices, although their tendency to oxidize and rapidly aggregate in solution severely limits their use in fortification. Amyloid fibrils are protein aggregates initially known for their association with neurodegenerative disorders, but recently described in the context of biological functions in living organisms and emerging as unique biomaterial building blocks...
April 24, 2017: Nature Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435129/laparoscopic-sacral-colpopexy-the-%C3%A2-6points-%C3%A2-technique
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Marie Schaub Resident, Lise Lecointre, Emilie Faller, Thomas Boisramé, Jean-Jacques Baldauf, Arnaud Wattiez, Cherif Youssef Akladios
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Illustrate laparoscopic sacral colpopexy for pelvic organ prolapse, a new method using a simplified mesh fixation technique, with only six fixation points DESIGN: A step-by-step explanation of the surgery using video (educative video) The video was approved by the local IRB. SETTING: University Hospital of Strasbourg, France. PATIENTS: Women with multicompartment prolapse INTERVENTION: First, we dissect the promontorium, and vertically incise the posterior parietal peritoneum on the right pelvic sidewall until the pouch of Douglas...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433101/wilson-disease-currently-used-anticopper-therapy
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Anna Członkowska, Tomasz Litwin
Wilson disease (WD) is a genetic disorder of copper metabolism that can be treated successfully with pharmacologic treatment. Two groups of drugs are currently used: chelators (e.g., d-penicillamine and trientine), which increase urinary copper excretion, and zinc salts, which inhibit copper absorption in the digestive tract. The mechanisms of action lead to a negative copper balance, stopping pathologic accumulation of copper in the tissues and clearing affected organs of copper overload. Due to a lack of prospective clinical trials, the use of drugs depends mainly on center experience and the accessibility in different countries or regions...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427645/ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-achyrocline-satureioides-prevents-contrast-induced-nephropathy-in-mice
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Ketheley L Guss, Stefano Pavanni, Bruno Prati, Lucas Dazzi, Jairo P de Oliveira, Breno V Nogueira, Thiago M C Pereira, Marcio Fronza, Denise C Endringer, Rodrigo Scherer
Achyrocline satureioides or Macela, has been largely used in traditional folk medicine in Brazil as an anti-inflammatory agent and to treat various digestive disorders. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the preventive action of the extracts of A. satureioides obtained by maceration and ultrasound-assisted extraction, quercetin and N-acetylcysteine against contrast-induced nephropathy in mice. The antioxidant activity, cytotoxicity and inhibition of nitric oxide (NO) production in macrophages were evaluated...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427536/health-risks-of-food-oxidation
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Mario Estévez, Zhuqing Li, Olugbenga P Soladoye, Thomas Van-Hecke
The impact of dietary habits on our health is indisputable. Consumer's concern on aging and age-related diseases challenges scientists to underline the potential role of food on the extension and guarantee of lifespan and healthspan. While some dietary components and habits are generally regarded as beneficial for our health, some others are being found to exert potential toxic effects and hence, contribute to the onset of particular health disorders. Among the latter, lipid and protein oxidation products formed during food production, storage, processing, and culinary preparation have been recently identified as potentially harmful to humans...
2017: Advances in Food and Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425423/pathology-and-molecular-analysis-of-hapalotrema-mistroides-digenea-spirorchiidae-infecting-a-mediterranean-loggerhead-turtle-caretta-caretta
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M Santoro, F Di Nocera, D Iaccarino, S P Lawton, A Cerrone, B Degli Uberti, M D'Amore, A Affuso, S Hochscheid, F Maffucci, G Galiero
Turtle blood flukes belonging to the family Spirorchiidae (Digenea) represent a major threat for sea turtle health and are considered the most important parasitic cause of turtle stranding and mortality worldwide. Despite the large diversity of spirorchiid species found globally, there are only 2 records for free-ranging Mediterranean sea turtles that date back to the late 1800s involving just Hapalotrema mistroides Monticelli, 1896. This study describes the first fatal confirmed case of spirorchiidiasis in a free-ranging Mediterranean loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta (Linnaeus) and, owing to the complexities of taxonomic identification of these parasites, provides the first molecular characterization and phylogenetic analysis of H...
April 20, 2017: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425123/a-5-year-follow-up-of-a-cohort-of-italian-alcoholics-hospital-admissions-and-overall-survival
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Gabriele Bardazzi, Ines Zanna, Marco Ceroti, Benedetta Bendinelli, Adriana Iozzi, Saverio Caini, Gabriella Nesi, Calogero Saieva
BACKGROUND: Alcohol-use disorders (AUDs), including alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse defined according to specific DSM-IV and ICD-X criteria, can be potentially lethal, since they are associated with several medical and psychiatric conditions. This study aims to describe the causes of hospitalization of a large cohort of subjects with alcohol dependence (alcoholics) enrolled in Florence (Italy) over a 5-year follow-up period and to evaluate the effect of hospitalization on overall survival...
April 20, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424967/disparities-of-selected-metal-levels-in-the-blood-and-scalp-hair-of-ischemia-heart-disease-patients-and-healthy-subjects
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Asim Ilyas, Munir H Shah
Imbalances in the concentrations of trace metals have become an increasingly recognized source of infirmity worldwide particularly in the development of ischemia heart disease (IHD). Present study is intended to analyze the concentrations of Ca, Cd, Co, Cr, Cu, Fe, K, Li, Mg, Mn, Na, Pb, Sr, and Zn in the blood and scalp hair of the patients and counterpart controls by flame atomic absorption spectrometry after wet-acid digestion. On the average, Cd, Co, Cr, Fe, K, Li, Mn, Na, and Pb revealed significantly elevated concentrations in the blood of the patients compared with the controls (p < 0...
April 20, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421777/quality-control-of-enteral-nutrition-therapy-in-cancer-patients-at-nutritional-risk
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Ariana Lee, Ronaldo Sousa Oliveira Filho, Thais De Campos Cardenas, Gislaine Aparecida Ozório, Juliana Pereira Lima Gropp, Dan Linetzky Waitzberg
INTRODUCTION: Quality indicators in nutritional therapy (QINTs) allow for the practical assessment of quality in the management of enteral nutrition therapy (ENT) among hospitalized patients. OBJECTIVE: To control ENT quality in cancer patients at nutritional risk. METHODS: A prospective, observational study was performed with cancer patients over 19 years of age who had undergone exclusive ENT for at least 72 h. Nutritional Risk Screening was used to assess nutritional risk; in the presence of nutritional risk, the Subjective Global Assessment (SGA) was used...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415672/efficacy-and-safety-of-pramlintide-injection-adjunct-to-insulin-therapy-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yong-Chao Qiao, Wei Ling, Yan-Hong Pan, Yin-Ling Chen, Dan Zhou, Yan-Mei Huang, Xiao-Xi Zhang, Hai-Lu Zhao
AIMS: We aim to assess the efficacy and safety of pramlintide plus insulin therapy in patients with type 1 diabetes. METHODS: We included clinical studies comparing pramlintide plus insulin to placebo plus insulin. Efficacy was reflected by glycemic control and reduction in body weight and insulin use. Safety concerns were hypoglycemia and other adverse events. Subgroup analysis was performed for different doses (30, 60, 90 µg/meal) and durations (≤4, 26, 29, >29 weeks) of the treatment...
March 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403205/spontaneous-diseases-in-captive-ratites-struthioniformes-in-northwestern-germany-a-retrospective-study
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Aimara Bello, Samuel Frei, Martin Peters, Anne Balkema-Buschmann, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Peter Wohlsein
A retrospective study was carried out to define the spectrum of spontaneous diseases in ostriches and few other captive ratites, order Struthioniformes, in northwestern Germany. The investigation included 71 ratites necropsied between 1968 and 2014. They consisted of 54 ostriches, 5 emus, and 12 rheas with 37 adults, 23 juveniles and 11 neonates and embryonated eggs. Necropsy reports were reviewed, histologic preparations were re-examined and additional histochemical and immunohistochemical stains were carried out in selected cases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401070/simple-and-easy-to-perform-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-for-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-using-combination-of-conventional-and-fluorescent-polymerase-chain-reaction
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Rasoul Salehi, Sharifeh Khosravi, Mansour Salehi, Majid Kheirollahi, Hossein Khanahmad
BACKGROUND: Thalassemias are the most common monogenic disorders in many countries throughout the world. The best practice to control the prevalence of the disease is prenatal diagnosis (PND) services. Extensive practicing of PND proved effective in reducing new cases but on the other side of this success high abortion rate is hided, which ethically unfair and for many couples, especially with a previous experience of a therapeutic abortion, or moral concerns, is not a suitable choice...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396623/modified-mediterranean-diet-for-enrichment-of-short-chain-fatty-acids-potential-adjunctive-therapeutic-to-target-immune-and-metabolic-dysfunction-in-schizophrenia
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Jamie Joseph, Colin Depp, Pei-An B Shih, Kristen S Cadenhead, Geert Schmid-Schönbein
Growing interest in gut and digestive processes and their potential link to brain and peripheral based inflammation or biobehavioral phenotypes has led to an increasing number of basic and translational scientific reports focused on the role of gut microbiota within the context of neuropsychiatric disorders. However, the effect of dietary modification on specific gut metabolites, in association with immune, metabolic, and psychopathological functioning in schizophrenia spectrum disorders has not been well characterized...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393287/starch-enriched-diet-modulates-the-glucidic-profile-in-the-rat-colonic-mucosa
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Maria Gabriella Gabrielli, Daniele Tomassoni
PURPOSE: The protective function of the intestinal mucosa largely depends on carbohydrate moieties that as a part of glycoproteins and glycolipids form the epithelial glycocalyx or are secreted as mucins. Modifications of their expression can be induced by an altered intestinal microenvironment and have been associated with inflammatory disorders and colorectal cancer. Given the influence of dietary factors on the gut ecosystem, here we have investigated whether a long term feeding on a starch-rich diet can modulate the glucidic profile in the colonic mucosa of rats...
April 9, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391102/contributions-of-specific-causes-of-death-to-lost-life-expectancy-in-severe-mental-illness
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N Jayatilleke, R D Hayes, R Dutta, H Shetty, M Hotopf, C-K Chang, R Stewart
The life expectancy gap between people with severe mental illness (SMI) and the general population persists and may even be widening. This study aimed to estimate contributions of specific causes of death to the gap. Age of death and primary cause of death were used to estimate life expectancy at birth for people with SMI from a large mental healthcare case register during 2007-2012. Using data for England and Wales in 2010, death rates in the SMI cohort for each primary cause of death category were replaced with gender- and age-specific norms for that cause...
March 17, 2017: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388637/unintentional-weight-loss-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-a-prospective-cohort-of-2677-patients
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Xavier Bosch, Esther Monclús, Ona Escoda, Mar Guerra-García, Pedro Moreno, Neus Guasch, Alfons López-Soto
BACKGROUND: Whereas there are numerous studies on unintentional weight loss (UWL), these have been limited by small sample sizes, short or variable follow-up, and focus on older patients. Although some case series have revealed that malignancies escaping early detection and uncovered subsequently are exceptional, reported follow-ups have been too short or unspecified and necropsies seldom made. Our objective was to examine the etiologies, characteristics, and long-term outcome of UWL in a large cohort of outpatients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383504/starch-characteristics-linked-to-gluten-free-products
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Stefan W Horstmann, Kieran M Lynch, Elke K Arendt
The increasing prevalence of coeliac disease (CD) and gluten-related disorders has led to increasing consumer demand for gluten-free products with quality characteristics similar to wheat bread. The replacement of gluten in cereal-based products remains a challenge for scientists, due to its unique role in network formation, which entraps air bubbles. When gluten is removed from a flour, starch is the main component left. Starch is used as gelling, thickening, adhesion, moisture-retention, stabilizing, film forming, texturizing and anti-staling ingredient...
April 6, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376123/a-novel-enterovirus-species-identified-from-severe-diarrheal-goats
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Mingyue Wang, Jia He, Haibing Lu, Yajing Liu, Yingrui Deng, Lisai Zhu, Changming Guo, Changchun Tu, Xinping Wang
BACKGROUNDS: The Enterovirus genus of the family of Picornaviridae consists of 9 species of Enteroviruses and 3 species of Rhinoviruses based on the latest virus taxonomy. Those viruses contribute significantly to respiratory and digestive disorders in human and animals. Out of 9 Enterovirus species, Enterovirus E-G are closely related to diseases affecting on livestock industry. While enterovirus infection has been increasingly reported in cattle and swine, the enterovirus infections in small ruminants remain largely unknown...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375889/the-main-cause-of-death-following-primary-total-hip-and-knee-replacement-for-osteoarthritis-a-cohort-study-of-26-766-deaths-following-332-734-hip-replacements-and-29-802-deaths-following-384-291-knee-replacements
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Linda P Hunt, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Michael R Whitehouse, Martyn L Porter, Ashley W Blom
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing primary total joint replacement are selected for surgery and thus (other than having a transiently increased mortality rate postoperatively) have a lower mortality rate than age and sex-matched individuals do. Understanding the causes of death following joint replacement would allow targeted strategies to reduce the risk of death and optimize outcome. We aimed to determine the rates and causes of mortality for patients undergoing primary total hip or knee replacement compared with individuals in the general population who were matched for age and sex...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375840/one-year-in-review-2017-systemic-vasculitis
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Elena Elefante, Sara Monti, Milena Bond, Gemma Lepri, Luca Quartuccio, Rosaria Talarico, Chiara Baldini
Systemic vasculitis is a group of heterogeneous, disabling disorders. Great interest has recently arisen in pathophysiology, clinical phenotypes and therapy of large- and small-vessel vasculitis. The general work hypothesis has been to promote research focused on disease-related pathogenetic pathways, with the ultimate goal of identifying novel diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers, thus leading towards more effective targeted treatments. Following the previous annual reviews of this series, we will hereby provide a critical digest of the recent literature on small- and large-vessel systemic vasculitis, with a specific focus on novel possible disease-related biomarkers and their impact on current and future therapies...
March 29, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
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