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Vania Mattoso Ribeiro, Teresa Palmisciano Bede, Gabrielle S Rocha, Sergio Barroso, Samuel Valença, Vilma Blondet de Azeredo
BACKGROUND: High fat diets have been implicated in the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS). Polyphenols from grapes may reduce ROS and restore oxidative balance. The aim of this study is to investigate the antioxidant properties of high polyphenols beverages associated with a high fat diet in enzymatic and non-enzymatic antioxidant activity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty female rats were divided into five groups: a) control group (CG) - control diet (4% fat); b) high fat diet group (HFD) - high fat diet (20% fat); c) grape juice group (GJ) - grape juice (15 ml/day) + high fat diet; d) red wine group (RW) - red wine (10 ml/day) + high fat diet; and e) resveratrol solution group (RS) - resveratrol solution (15 ml/day) + high fat diet...
November 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Erandis D Torres-Sánchez, Fermín P Pacheco-Moisés, Miguel A Macias-Islas, Eddic W Morales-Sánchez, Viridiana Ramírez-Ramírez, Alfredo J Celis de la Rosa, Margarita Cid-Hernández, Tanya E Sorto-Gómez, Genaro G Ortiz
BACKGROUND: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease of the central nervous system associated with increased oxidative stress (OS) and mitochondrial alterations. Fish oil consumption has neuroprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in patients with relapsing-recurrent MS (RR-MS). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate changes in the hydrolytic activity of ATP synthase and mitochondrial membrane fluidity in patients with RR-MS who receive fish oil or olive oil as a dietary supplement...
January 12, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
Godela M Brosnahan, Kaleab Z Abebe, Charity G Moore, Kyongtae T Bae, William E Braun, Arlene B Chapman, Michael F Flessner, Peter C Harris, Marie C Hogan, Ronald D Perrone, Frederic F Rahbari-Oskoui, Theodore I Steinman, Vicente E Torres, The Halt Pkd Investigators
BACKGROUND: The HALT PKD trial in early autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) showed that intensive control of systolic blood pressure to 95-110 mmHg was associated with a 14% slower rate of kidney volume growth compared to standard control. It is unclear whether this result was due to greater blockade of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) by allowing the use of higher drug doses in the low blood pressure arm, or due to the lower blood pressure per se. METHODS: In this secondary analysis of HALT PKD Study A, we categorized participants into high and low dose groups based on the median daily equivalent dose of RAAS blocking drugs used after the initial dose titration period...
March 21, 2018: Current Hypertension Reviews
Gabriella Fabbrocini, Antonio Cristaudo, Marius-Anton Ionescu, Luigia Panariello, Geraldine Robert, Marcello Pellicano, Fabio Ayala
BACKGROUND: Many cytotoxic and biological drugs are cause of severe dermatological side effects, such as hand-foot syndrome (HFS) and hand-foot skin reaction (HFSR). Oncologic patients with HFS or HFSR presents relevant symptoms that interferes with daily activities and with adherence to anticancer treatment. The HFRS control and treatment are important goals to enhance the quality of life of oncologic patients. The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy and tolerability of a b...
April 2018: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
David F Tate, Benjamin S C Wade, Carmen S Velez, Ann Marie Drennon, Jacob D Bolzenius, Douglas B Cooper, Jan E Kennedy, Matthew W Reid, Amy O Bowles, Paul M Thompson, Boris A Gutman, Jeffrey D Lewis, John L Ritter, Gerald E York, Erin D Bigler
In a recent manuscript, our group demonstrated shape differences in the thalamus, nucleus accumbens, and amygdala in a cohort of U.S. Service Members with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Given the significant role these structures play in cognitive function, this study directly examined the relationship between shape metrics and neuropsychological performance. The imaging and neuropsychological data from 135 post-deployed United States Service Members from two groups (mTBI and orthopedic injured) were examined...
March 21, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
O S Albahri, A S Albahri, K I Mohammed, A A Zaidan, B B Zaidan, M Hashim, Omar H Salman
The new and ground-breaking real-time remote monitoring in triage and priority-based sensor technology used in telemedicine have significantly bounded and dispersed communication components. To examine these technologies and provide researchers with a clear vision of this area, we must first be aware of the utilised approaches and existing limitations in this line of research. To this end, an extensive search was conducted to find articles dealing with (a) telemedicine, (b) triage, (c) priority and (d) sensor; (e) comprehensively review related applications and establish the coherent taxonomy of these articles...
March 22, 2018: Journal of Medical Systems
F Johannesdottir, B Allaire, D E Anderson, E J Samelson, D P Kiel, M L Bouxsein
Relative age-related deficit in trunk muscle density was greater in women than men whereas the relative decrease in muscle mass with age was similar in both sexes. The greater muscle fat content and greater age-related fat accumulation among women may contribute to women suffering more functional disabilities than men. INTRODUCTION: A better understanding of the effect of aging on trunk musculature will have implications for physical function, disability, pain, and risk of injury in older adults...
March 22, 2018: Osteoporosis International
Raúl O Saucedo-Alderete, Joseph D Eifert, Renee R Boyer, Robert C Williams, Gregory E Welbaum
Since the surfaces of cantaloupes are highly rough or irregular, bacteria can easily attach and become difficult to remove. Appropriate postharvest washing and sanitizing procedures can help control Salmonella and other pathogens on cantaloupe or other melons during postharvest operations. Delmopinol hydrochloride (delmopinol) is a cationic surfactant that is effective for treating and preventing gingivitis and periodontitis. The application of delmopinol to two cantaloupe cultivars was evaluated for reducing the level of inoculated Salmonella ...
March 2018: Food Science & Nutrition
M I Muradov, K B Mukhamedkerim, А А Baiguzeva, K E Kazantaev, D Zh Koshkarbaev
The problem of treating tissue defects of the scalp to date remains one of the actual problems of modern medicine. Low elasticity, stiffness, and the presence of hair follicles and skin deficit dictate the need for new treatments, cosmetic relevant requirements of this zone. The use of expander dermotension in recent years has found its wide distribution in the treatment of defects and deformities of covering tissue anywhere on the body. On the example of a patient K.32 years old hospitalized with diagnosis-basal cell epithelioma of the scalp-the defect of soft tissues, we demonstrated the use of expander plastic in the treatment of defect covering tissues of the scalp...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
M Justin Iampietro, Rafael A Larocca, Nicholas M Provine, Peter Abbink, Zi Han Kang, Christine A Bricault, Dan H Barouch
Adenovirus (Ad) vectors are being investigated as vaccine candidates, but baseline anti-vector immunity exists in human populations to both human Ad (HuAd) and chimpanzee Ad (ChAd) vectors. In this study, we investigated the immunogenicity and cross-reactivity of a panel of recently described rhesus adenoviral (RhAd) vectors. RhAd vectors elicited T cells with low exhaustion markers and robust anamnestic potential. Moreover, RhAd vector immunogenicity was unaffected by high levels of pre-existing anti-HuAd immunity...
March 21, 2018: Journal of Virology
V Mathys, E Roycroft, P Raftery, R Groenheit, D B Folkvardsen, D Homorodean, E Vasiliauskiene, L Vasiliauskaite, C Kodmon, M J van der Werf, F Drobniewski, V Nikolayevskyy
SETTING: Implementation of novel diagnostic assays in tuberculosis (TB) laboratory diagnosis requires effective management of time and resources. OBJECTIVE: To further develop and assess at multiple centres a time-and-motion (T&M) tool as an objective means for recording the actual time spent on running laboratory assays. DESIGN: Multicentre prospective study conducted in six European Union (EU) reference TB laboratories. RESULTS: A total of 1060 specimens were tested using four laboratory assays...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
J Heyckendorf, F van Leth, K Avsar, G Glattki, G Günther, B Kalsdorf, M Müller, I D Olaru, T Rolling, H J F Salzer, M Schuhmann, E Terhalle, C Lange
BACKGROUND: Excellent treatment outcomes have recently been reported for patients with multi/extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (M/XDR-TB) in settings where optimal resources for individualised therapy are available. OBJECTIVE: To ascertain whether differences remain in treatment responses between patients with M/XDR-TB and those with non-M/XDR-TB. METHOD: Patients with TB were prospectively enrolled between March 2013 and March 2016 at five hospitals in Germany...
April 1, 2018: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
Xue-Juan Bai, You-Rong Yang, Jian-Qin Liang, Hui-Ru An, Jie Wang, Yan-Bo Ling, Zhong-Yuan Wang, Xue-Qiong Wu
BACKGROUND: The diagnosis of bacterium-negative pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and extra-pulmonary TB is challenging clinically. The detection of the anti-TB antibody has an important, auxiliary, clinical diagnostic value. Therefore, TB antibody detection kits should be screened and evaluated, and the reagents with the highest sensitivity and specificity should be chosen and used clinically. METHODS: The diagnostic performance of 7 commercially available TB antibody detection kits (kits A, B, C, D, E, F and G) based on the gold immunoassay detection of immunoglobulin (Ig) G or IgM antibodies were simultaneously evaluated and compared in 62 TB cases and 56 non-TB cases in a laboratory...
March 22, 2018: Military Medical Research
Farhaan S Vahidy, Ellie G Meyer, Arvind B Bambhroliya, Jennifer R Meeks, Charles E Begley, Tzu-Ching Wu, Jon E Tyson, Charles C Miller, Ritvij Bowry, Wamda O Ahmed, Gretchel A Gealogo, Louise D McCullough, Steven Warach, Sean I Savitz
BACKGROUND: Intracerebral hemorrhage is a devastating disease with no specific treatment modalities. A significant proportion of patients with intracerebral hemorrhage are transferred to large stroke treatment centers, such as Comprehensive Stroke Centers, because of perceived need for higher level of care. However, evidence of improvement in patient-centered outcomes for these patients treated at larger stroke treatment centers as compared to community hospitals is lacking. METHODS / DESIGN: "Efficient Resource Utilization for Patients with Intracerebral Hemorrhage (EnRICH)" is a prospective, multisite, state-wide, cohort study designed to assess the impact of level of care on long-term patient-centered outcomes for patients with primary / non-traumatic intracerebral hemorrhage...
March 21, 2018: BMC Neurology
Hongda Gao, He Chen, Jun Feng, Xianjing Qin, Xuan Wang, Shenglin Liang, Jinmin Zhao, Qiming Feng
Objective Since the Guangxi government implemented public county hospital reform in 2009, there have been no studies of county hospitals in this underdeveloped area of China. This study aimed to establish an evaluation indicator system for Guangxi county hospitals and to generate recommendations for hospital development and policymaking. Methods A performance evaluation indicator system was developed based on balanced scorecard theory. Opinions were elicited from 25 experts from administrative units, universities and hospitals and the Delphi method was used to modify the performance indicators...
January 1, 2018: Journal of International Medical Research
Daniela Caccamo, Sergio Ricca, Monica Currò, Riccardo Ientile
Hypovitaminosis D has become a pandemic, being observed in all ethnicities and age groups worldwide. Environmental factors, such as increased air pollution and reduced ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation, as well as lifestyle factors, i.e., decreased outdoor activities and/or poor intake of vitamin D-rich food, are likely involved in the etiology of a dramatic reduction of vitamin D circulating levels. The insufficiency/deficiency of vitamin D has long been known for its association with osteoporosis and rickets...
March 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
N M S Luna, P R G Lucareli, V C Sales, D Speciali, A C Alonso, M D Peterson, R B M Rodrigues, E T Fonoffc, E R Barbosac, M J Teixeira, J M D A Greve
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of treadmill training with body weight support on gait kinematics parameters in patients with PD using DBS. DESIGN: Twelve patients completed the protocols (age: 60.9±10.6 years; disease duration: 20±7 years; and time since DBS surgery: 20±4 months). The same set of patients underwent two trainings protocols and four gait analyses (before and after each training). They received eight weeks of treadmill training without body weight support (16 sessions) in conjunction with physiotherapy program followed by six weeks of wash out period, followed by eight weeks of body-weight-supported treadmill training in conjunction with a same physiotherapy program...
2018: NeuroRehabilitation
Ralph N Martins, Victor Villemagne, Hamid R Sohrabi, Pratishtha Chatterjee, Tejal M Shah, Giuseppe Verdile, Paul Fraser, Kevin Taddei, Veer B Gupta, Stephanie R Rainey-Smith, Eugene Hone, Steve Pedrini, Wei Ling Lim, Ian Martins, Shaun Frost, Sunil Gupta, Sid O'Bryant, Alan Rembach, David Ames, Kathryn Ellis, Stephanie J Fuller, Belinda Brown, Samantha L Gardener, Binosha Fernando, Prashant Bharadwaj, Samantha Burnham, Simon M Laws, Anna M Barron, Kathryn Goozee, Eka J Wahjoepramono, Prita R Asih, James D Doecke, Olivier Salvado, Ashley I Bush, Christopher C Rowe, Samuel E Gandy, Colin L Masters
Worldwide there are over 46 million people living with dementia, and this number is expected to double every 20 years reaching about 131 million by 2050. The cost to the community and government health systems, as well as the stress on families and carers is incalculable. Over three decades of research into this disease have been undertaken by several research groups in Australia, including work by our original research group in Western Australia which was involved in the discovery and sequencing of the amyloid-β peptide (also known as Aβ or A4 peptide) extracted from cerebral amyloid plaques...
2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
G H Chen, H W Huang, Y Wang, H W Liu, L J Xu, X Ma, S L Xue, X F He, Y Wang, B Gu, C X Li, H Y Qiu, X W Tang, Z M Jin, M Miao, A N Sun, D P Wu
Objective: To study the specific killing effect of CD4 membrane protein targeted chimeric antigen receptor modified T (CAR-T) cell. Methods: The second generation CD4 targeted chimeric antigen receptor containing 4-1BB costimulation domain was insert into lentiviral vector through recombinant DNA technology. Lentivirus was prepared and packaged by 293T cells with four plasmids. Beads activated T cells were transduced with lentivirus and the transduction efficiency was checked with Protein L and flow cytometry...
February 14, 2018: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
X D Chu, E L Chen, X Y Zhu, B L Tang, C C Zheng, K D Song, X H Zhang, J Tong, X Wan, L Zhang, H L Liu, Z M Sun
Objective: To explore the clinical efficacy and safety of unrelated umbilical cord blood transplantation (UCBT) in the treatment of refractory and relapsed acute leukemia (AL) patients. Methods: The clinical data of 22 refractory and relapsed AL patients who were treated with UCBT as salvage therapy from November 2009 to May 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. All patients received a myeloablative conditioning regimen for prevention of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) with cyclosporine A (CSA)/short course of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF)...
February 14, 2018: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
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