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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803984/canagliflozin-potentiates-glp-1-secretion-and-lowers-the-peak-of-gip-secretion-in-rats-fed-a-high-fat-high-sucrose-diet
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Tohru Hira, Toshiki Koga, Kazuyo Sasaki, Hiroshi Hara
The glucose-induced secretion of incretins, including glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP), is dependent on luminal glucose levels and transport of glucose via the sodium-glucose transporter 1 (SGLT1) in the small intestine. Because GLP-1 and GIP function in decreasing and increasing the body weight, respectively, we aimed to analyze the effect of transient inhibition of SGLT1 by canagliflozin on incretin secretion in an obese rat model. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were maintained on a high-fat high-sucrose diet for 6-7 weeks, and plasma GLP-1 and GIP levels were measured using an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT)...
August 10, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801336/isolated-clival-metastasis-a-rare-presentation-of-renal-cell-carcinoma
#2
Anil Mani, Priyank Yadav, Vimal Kumar Paliwal, Hira Lal
Renal cell carcinoma accounts for 3% of all adult malignancies. Usual sites of metastasis are lymph nodes, lungs, bone, liver and brain. We describe a patient who presented with complaints of holocranial headache and diplopia. MRI of the head showed a clival-based lesion with associated bony erosion. With suspicion of a metastatic lesion, an ultrasonogram of the abdomen was done which showed a left renal mass that enhanced on contrast-enhanced CT. There were no other metastatic foci. Patient underwent radiotherapy for the clival lesion...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801322/portal-vein-aneurysm-in-thalassaemia
#3
Simi Das, Mousam Dey, Vinay Kumar, Hira Lal
Arterial aneurysms are more common than visceral venous aneurysms. Portal vein aneurysms being the most common type of visceral venous aneurysms. Here, we present an 18-year-old young woman with thalassaemia major, who presented with headache, palpitation, shortness of breath and a recent increase in blood transfusion rate. On clinical examination, she had hepatosplenomegaly. Ultrasonography revealed hepatosplenomegaly with fusiform dilatation of extrahepatic portal vein, which was confirmed to be portal vein aneurysm on contrast enhanced CT...
August 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799224/genomic-insights-into-the-pathogenicity-and-environmental-adaptability-of-enterococcus-hirae-r17-isolated-from-pork-offered-for-retail-sale
#4
Zixin Peng, Menghan Li, Wei Wang, Hongtao Liu, Séamus Fanning, Yujie Hu, Jianzhong Zhang, Fengqin Li
Genetic information about Enterococcus hirae is limited, a feature that has compromised our understanding of these clinically challenging bacteria. In this study, comparative analysis was performed of E. hirae R17, a daptomycin-resistant strain isolated from pork purchased from a retail market in Beijing, China, and three other enterococcal genomes (Enterococcus faecium DO, Enterococcus faecalis V583, and E. hirae ATCC(™) 9790). Some 1,412 genes were identified that represented the core genome together with an additional 139 genes that were specific to E...
August 10, 2017: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766884/risk-factors-for-orofacial-clefts-in-india-a-case-control-study
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Sutapa Bandyopadhyay Neogi, Samiksha Singh, Dinesh Raj Pallepogula, Hira Pant, Sunanda Reddy Kolli, Priyanka Bharti, Vikram Datta, Srinivas Reddy Gosla, Krishnamurthy Bonanthaya, Andy Ness, Sanjay Kinra, Pat Doyle, Venkata Satyanarayana Murthy Gudlavalleti
BACKGROUND: Orofacial clefts (OFC) are linked with several genetic and environmental factors. The aim of this study was to explore the association of potential risk factors with OFCs in India. METHODS: This was a hospital-based, matched case-control (1:4 ratio; matching done for parity) study conducted in Hyderabad, Bengaluru, and Delhi-National Capital Region. Cases (nonsyndromic clefts) were recruited from treatment centers, while controls (live births) were recruited from maternity centers...
August 2, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766498/comparison-of-first-and-second-generation-antihistamines-prescribing-pattern-in-the-elderly-outpatients-a-health-insurance-database-study-in-2013%C3%A2
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Young-Mi Lee, Inmyung Song, Eui-Kyung Lee, Ju-Young Shin
BACKGROUND: This descriptive study analyzed the scale of first- and second-generation antihistamine prescription in elderly outpatients in Korea and the characteristics associated with this prescription. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a drug utilization study using the Korea Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service-Aged Patient Sample (HIRA-APS) database from January 1 to December 31, 2013. The study subjects were elderly outpatients aged 65 years and older who were prescribed antihistamines...
August 2, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760353/evaluation-of-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-association-of-selenoprotein-p-with-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-endothelium-dependent-vasodilation
#7
Ibrahim Cetindağlı, Muammer Kara, Alpaslan Tanoglu, Veysel Ozalper, Serkan Aribal, Yusuf Hancerli, Mehmet Unal, Onur Ozarı, Serdar Hira, Mustafa Kaplan, Yusuf Yazgan
BACKGROUND: In patients with NAFLD, there is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Selenoprotein P (SelP), a hepatokine, is associated with insulin resistance (IR) and serum SelP was found to be elevated in patients with NAFLD. AIM: This study aimed to determine the risk of CVD in NAFLD patients and the association of serum SelP levels with this NAFLD related CVD risk. METHODS: Ninety-three patients with NAFLD and 37 healthy controls were included in the study...
July 28, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754707/repression-of-salmonella-host-cell-invasion-by-aromatic-small-molecules-from-the-human-fecal-metabolome
#8
Rafael J M Peixoto, Eduardo S Alves, Melody Wang, Rosana B R Ferreira, Alessandra Granato, Jun Han, Hira Gill, Kevan Jacobson, Leandro A Lobo, Regina M C P Domingues, Christoph H Borchers, Julian E Davies, B Brett Finlay, L Caetano M Antunes
The human microbiome is a collection of microorganisms that inhabit every surface of the body that is exposed to the environment, generally coexisting peacefully with their host. These microbes have important functions such as the production of vitamins, maturation of the immune system and protection against pathogens. We have previously shown that a small-molecule extract from the human fecal microbiome has a strong repressive effect on Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium host cell invasion by modulating the expression of genes involved in this process...
July 28, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747956/evaluation-of-appropriate-management-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-in-korea-based-on-health-insurance-review-and-assessment-service-hira-claims
#9
REVIEW
Sang Mi Chung, Sung Yong Lee
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an ambulatory care-sensitive condition, and effective treatment of outpatients can prevent worsening of the illness and hospitalization. Current COPD guidelines provide appropriate guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of patients with COPD. In fact, it has been shown that when appropriate guidance and treatment are performed, the morbidity and mortality rates of COPD patients are reduced. However, there is a gap between the clinical guidelines and the actual clinical treatment...
July 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747953/current-epidemiological-data-on-asthma-management-in-south-korea-from-qualitative-assessment-of-asthma-management-by-health-insurance-review-and-assessment-service-hira
#10
REVIEW
So Ri Kim, Yong Chul Lee, Myung Ju Sung, Hye Won Bae
Since 2015, the Health Insurance Review and Assessment Service (HIRA) has performed annual qualitative assessments of asthma management provided by all medical institutions that care for asthma patients in Korea. According to the third report of qualitative assessment of asthma management in 2017, the assessment appears to have contributed to improving the quality of asthma care provided by medical institutions, especially primary clinics. However, there is still a gap between the ideal goals of asthma management and actual health care policies/regulations in real clinical settings, which leads to the state of standstill with respect to the quality of asthma management despite considerable efforts such as the qualitative assessment of asthma management by national agencies such as the HIRA...
July 2017: Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747923/mapping-qtl-for-seed-germinability-under-low-temperature-using-a-new-high-density-genetic-map-of-rice
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Ningfei Jiang, Shilai Shi, Huan Shi, Hira Khanzada, Ghulam M Wassan, Changlan Zhu, Xiaosong Peng, Qiuying Yu, Xiaorong Chen, Xiaopeng He, Junru Fu, Lifang Hu, Jie Xu, Linjuan Ouyang, Xiaotang Sun, Dahu Zhou, Haohua He, Jianmin Bian
Mapping major quantitative trait loci (QTL) responsible for rice seed germinability under low temperature (GULT) can provide valuable genetic source for improving cold tolerance in rice breeding. In this study, 124 rice backcross recombinant inbred lines (BRILs) derived from a cross indica cv. Changhui 891 and japonica cv. 02428 were genotyped through re-sequencing technology. A bin map was generated which includes 3057 bins covering distance of 1266.5 cM with an average of 0.41 cM between markers. On the basis of newly constructed high-density genetic map, six QTL were detected ranging from 40 to 140 kb on Nipponbare genome...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732802/carica-papaya-ameliorates-allergic-asthma-via-down-regulation-of-il-4-il-5-eotaxin-tnf-%C3%AE-nf-%C3%A4-b-and-inos-levels
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Asma Inam, Muhammad Shahzad, Arham Shabbir, Hira Shahid, Khadija Shahid, Aqeel Javeed
BACKGROUND: Natural products have a prime importance as an essential source for new drug discovery. Carica papaya leaves (CPL) have been used to treat inflammation in traditional system of medicine. AIM/HYPOTHESIS: Current study evaluates the anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects of CPL extract using mouse model of ovalbumin- (OVA) induced allergic asthma. METHODS: All the mice were intraperitoneally sensitized and subsequently given intranasal challenge with OVA except the control group...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720918/perceived-motivating-factors-and-barriers-for-the-completion-of-postgraduate-training-among-american-pharmacy-students-prior-to-beginning-advanced-pharmacy-practice-experiences
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Drayton A Hammond, Douglas R Oyler, John W Devlin, Jacob T Painter, Scott Bolesta, Joseph M Swanson, Brett J Bailey, Trisha Branan, Jeffrey F Barletta, Brianne Dunn, Jason S Haney, Paul Juang, Sandra L Kane-Gill, Tyree H Kiser, Hira Shafeeq, Debra Skaar, Pamela Smithburger, Jodi Taylor
Objective. To examine perceived motivating factors and barriers (MFB) to postgraduate training (PGT) pursuit among pharmacy students. Methods. Third-year pharmacy students at 13 schools of pharmacy provided demographics and their plan and perceived MFBs for pursuing PGT. Responses were characterized using descriptive statistics. Kruskal-Wallis equality-of-proportions rank tests determined if differences in perceived MFBs existed between students based on plan to pursue PGT. Results. Among 1218 (69.5%) respondents, 37...
June 2017: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714016/elastin%C3%A2-derived-peptides-are-involved-in-the-processes-of-human-temporomandibular-disorder-by-inducing-inflammatory-responses-in-synovial-cells
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Kazuhiko Kobayashi, Rei Jokaji, Mayuko Miyazawa-Hira, Shigeyuki Takatsuka, Akira Tanaka, Kazuhiro Ooi, Hiroyuki Nakamura, Shuichi Kawashiri
Temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMD) is a collection of clinical symptoms that involve masticatory muscles and the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). Common symptoms include limited jaw motion and joint sound/pain, along with TMJ disc displacement. TMD is frequently associated with synovitis, a chronic inflammation of the synovium. Fibroblast‑like synovial cells have been identified to produce several inflammatory mediators and may have an important role in the progression of TMJ inflammation. Degradation of the extracellular matrix molecule elastin may lead to the release of bioactive peptides...
September 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712772/spatio-temporal-variations-in-bloom-of-the-red-tide-dinoflagellate-karenia-mikimotoi-in-imari-bay-japan-in-2014-factors-controlling-horizontal-and-vertical-distribution
#15
Kazuhiro Aoki, Takahiko Kameda, Toshifumi Yamatogi, Naoya Ishida, Sou Hirae, Mayumi Kawaguchi, Toshio Syutou
A massive bloom of the dinoflagellate Karenia mikimotoi appeared in 2014 in Imari Bay, Japan. Bloom dynamics and hydrographical conditions were examined by field survey. The bloom initially developed in the eastern area of Imari Bay, subsequently after rainfall during the neap tides, cell density exceeded over 10,000cellsml. Vertical distribution of K. mikimotoi was primarily controlled by the light intensity and secondarily by the water quality during the daytime. Almost all cell-density maxima occurred in depths with weak daytime light intensities of <300μmolm(-2)s(-1)...
July 13, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711640/recent-advances-in-tpgs-based-nanoparticles-of-docetaxel-for-improved-chemotherapy
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REVIEW
Hira Choudhury, Bapi Gorain, Manisha Pandey, Santosh Ashok Kumbhar, Rakesh Kumar Tekade, Arun K Iyer, Prashant Kesharwani
Docetaxel (DTX) is one of the important antitumor drugs, being used in several common chemotherapies to control leading cancer types. Severe toxicities of the DTX are prominent due to sudden parenteral exposure of desired loading dose to maintain the therapeutic concentration. Field of nanotechnology is leading to resist sudden systemic exposure of DTX with more specific delivery to the site of cancer. Further nanometric size range of the formulation aid for prolonged circulation, thereby extensive exposure results better efficacy...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705849/anaplastic-carcinoma-of-thyroid-gland-with-widespread-soft-tissue-metastasis-an-unusual-presentation
#17
Muhammad Hassan, Taimoor Khalid Janjua, Hira Khan Afridi, Naila Anjum Zahid
Anaplastic thyroid cancer is the rarest tumour of the thyroid gland, representing only 2% of clinically recognised thyroid cancers. The most common metastatic sites are lungs, followed by the intrathoracic and neck lymph nodes. We report the case of a 62-year-old woman who presented to our setting with multiple soft tissue nodules, thyroid mass, head swelling and weight loss. Radiological investigation showed a large thyroid mass with widespread metastasis in subcutaneous tissues of both upper limbs, chest and abdomen...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704245/inciting-events-associated-with-lumbar-facet-joint-pain
#18
Charles A Odonkor, Yian Chen, Peju Adekoya, Bryan J Marascalchi, Hira Chaudhry-Richter, Teresa Tang, Christopher Abruzzese, Berklee K Cohen, Steven P Cohen
BACKGROUND: Low back pain is the leading cause of years lost to disability with approximately 15%-25% of the chronic back pain population suffering from lumbar facet arthropathy. No large-scale study has sought to systematically identify inciting events for lumbar facet arthropathy. The aim of this study is to quantify the proportion of individuals with lumbar facetogenic pain who report a specific precipitating event(s) and to determine if there is a correlation between these events and treatment outcome...
July 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698830/prevalence-and-predictors-of-home-use-of-glucometers-in-diabetic-patients
#19
Syed A Farhan, Ali T Shaikh, Maria Zia, Bilal R Kahara, Ramsha Muneer, Muzna Rehman, Ayesha Mubashir, Hassaan Sadiq, Durr-E-Amna Siddiqui, Syed M Haseeb, Hafsa Tanveer, Khadijah Siddiq, Saib B Mujtaba, Samir A Mirza, Hira Feroz, Kaneez Fatima
BACKGROUND: Self-monitoring of blood glucose (SMBG) is a critical component of diabetes care. However, it has been shown that use of glucometers in developing countries such as Pakistan is limited. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of glucometer usage in the urban diabetic population of Karachi and to identify variables that influenced the likelihood of practice of SMBG. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 567 adult diabetic patients selected at random from the out-patient departments of multiple healthcare institutions in Karachi categorized into two settings; Government and Private...
June 10, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694023/reactivity-toward-bifidobacterium-longum-and-enterococcus-hirae-demonstrate-robust-cd8-t-cell-response-and-better-prognosis-in-hbv-related-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#20
Yihui Rong, Zheng Dong, Zhixian Hong, Yun Jin, Wei Zhang, Bailong Zhang, Wei Mao, Huifang Kong, Chunping Wang, Bin Yang, Xudong Gao, Zhenyu Song, Susan E Green, Haihan K Song, Hongbo Wang, Yinying Lu
Recent studies suggest that several bacterial species are involved in tumor immunosurveillance and antitumor immunity. The role of bacteria in immune responses in HBV-related hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients is still unknown. In this study, we examined the bacteria-reactive CD8(+) T cell response in patients with HBV-related HCC. We found that circulating CD8(+) T cells from healthy individuals demonstrated minimal or zero specificity toward a series of commensals and bacteria previously associated with antitumor effects, including Escherichia coli, Enterococcus faecium, Bifidobacterium longum, Bacteroides fragilis, and Enterococcus hirae...
July 7, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
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