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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635562/nanoformulated-natural-therapeutics-for-management-of-streptozotocin-induced-diabetes-potential-use-of-curcumin-nanoformulation
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Yousra M El-Far, Mahmoud M Zakaria, Mahmoud M Gabr, Amal M El Gayar, Laila A Eissa, Ibrahim M El-Sherbiny
AIM: The goal of this study was to improve curcumin (CUR) aqueous solubility and bioavailability via nanoformulation, and then study its activity and mechanism of action as an antidiabetic agent. METHODS: CUR-loaded pluronic nanomicelles (CURnp) were prepared and characterized. Biochemical assessments were performed as well as histological, confocal and RTPCR studies on pancreatic target tissues. RESULTS: CURnp with a diameter of 333 ± 6 nm and ζ potential of -26...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631636/profiling-of-peripheral-t-cell-lymphomas-in-kerala-south-india-a-5-year-study
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Rekha A Nair, Jayasudha Arundhathi Vasudevan, Priya Mary Jacob, Renu Sukumaran
BACKGROUND: Peripheral T-cell lymphomas (PTCLs) are non-Hodgkin's lymphomas (NHLs) with considerable variation in incidence across the world. They show a wide variety of clinicopathological features and generally associated with poor clinical outcome. Lymphoma data from different geographic regions will definitely aid in routine clinical practice and research work. PTCLs are reported with a higher frequency in Asia as compared to Western countries. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to analyze the frequency and distribution of PTCLs diagnosed in a tertiary care cancer center in Kerala...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631156/diagnosis-of-secondary-pulmonary-lymphangiectasia-in-congenital-heart-disease-a-novel-role-for-chest-ultrasound-and-prognostic-implications
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Christopher Z Lam, Tanmay Anant Bhamare, Tamadhir Gazzaz, David Manson, Tilman Humpl, Mike Seed
BACKGROUND: Secondary pulmonary lymphangiectasia is a complication of congenital heart disease that results from chronic pulmonary venous obstruction. OBJECTIVES: We aimed to evaluate the performance of chest ultrasound (US) in diagnosing secondary pulmonary lymphangiectasia and to review the clinical course of children with secondary pulmonary lymphangiectasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Chest US was performed on 26 children with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, total anomalous pulmonary venous connection or cor triatriatum in a prospective observational study...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628488/falls-and-physical-activity-in-persons-with-mild-to-moderate-dementia-participating-in-an-intensive-motor-training-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tania Zieschang, Michael Schwenk, Clemens Becker, Lorenz Uhlmann, Peter Oster, Klaus Hauer
BACKGROUND: Physical activity is beneficial in people with dementia. As physical activity increases risk exposure for falls, safety concerns arise. Prior exercise trials in people with dementia have not measured physical activity. Falls in relation to exposure time rather than person-years as outcome measure has been promoted but not investigated in people with dementia. METHODS: Patients with mild to moderate dementia (n=110) were randomized to an intensive, progressive strength and functional training intervention or to a low-intensity group training for 12 weeks each...
June 16, 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628071/reflective-responses-following-a-role-play-simulation-of-nurse-bullying
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Deborah L Ulrich, Gordon Lee Gillespie, Maura C Boesch, Kyle M Bateman, Paula L Grubb
A qualitative exploratory design was used for this study to evaluate role-play simulation as an active learning strategy. The context for the role-play was bullying in nursing practice. Following a simulation, 333 students from five college campuses of three universities completed a reflection worksheet. Qualitative thematic findings were personal responses, nonverbal communications exhibited, actions taken by participants, and the perceived impact of bullying during the simulation. Role-play simulation was a highly effective pedagogy, eliciting learning at both the cognitive and affective domains...
July 2017: Nursing Education Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627328/book-review-raza-g-ren-f-khan-hj-and-he-w-eds-constructing-culture-of-science-communication-of-science-in-india-and-china-raza-g-ren-f-khan-hj-he-w-eds-constructing-culture-of-science-communication-of-science-in-india-and-china-new-delhi-india-csir-niscair
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626099/-a-cross-sectional-study-on-the-correlation-between-mri-signal-for-ipfp-and-knee-osteoarthritis
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Song Wu, Hongliang Ba, Jinshen He, Yunjie Liao
To investigate the correlation between MRI signal for infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) and pathological changes in knee osteoarthritis (KOA), and to analyze the role of IPFP in the development of knee osteoarthritis.
 Methods: A total of 114 subjects (without special knee disease) were enrolled for this study. The intensity of MRI signal for IPFP was determined by fat-suppressed proton-density-weighted turbospin-echo magnetic resonance imaging. Based on the cartilage defects and osteophytes of knee joint, the subjects were divided into a KOA group and a control group...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625534/predictors-of-urinary-and-rectal-toxicity-after-external-conformed-radiation-therapy-in-prostate-cancer-correlation-between-clinical-tumour-and-dosimetric-parameters-and-radical-and-postoperative-radiation-therapy
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C M Martínez-Arribas, C González-San Segundo, P Cuesta-Álvaro, F A Calvo-Manuel
OBJECTIVE: To determine rectal and urinary toxicity after external beam radiation therapy (EBRT), assessing the results of patients who undergo radical or postoperative therapy for prostate cancer (pancreatic cancer) and their correlation with potential risk factors. METHOD: A total of 333 patients were treated with EBRT. Of these, 285 underwent radical therapy and 48 underwent postoperative therapy (39 cases of rescue and 9 of adjuvant therapy). We collected clinical, tumour and dosimetric variable to correlate with toxicity parameters...
June 15, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625258/-plasma-level-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-in-septic-patients-and-its-clinical-significance-a-prospective-observational-study
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Fangxiao Zhang, Zhidan Zhang, Xiaochun Ma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) level in plasma of sepsis patients and judge its clinical value for early diagnosing of sepsis. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted. The patients after surgery aged > 18 years and expected to stay in the ICU > 24 hours admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University from November 2014 to February 2015 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623573/bisphenol-a-exposure-assessment-from-olive-oil-consumption
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Tarek F Abou Omar, Carol Sukhn, Souha A Fares, Mohamad G Abiad, Rima R Habib, Hassan R Dhaini
The use of bisphenol A (BPA) in packaging has grown over the past 50 years despite concerns of its migration into packaged food and beverages, resulting in human exposure. Many studies have reported tumorigenic effects and endocrine alterations associated with BPA in animal models. This study aims at assessing human exposure to BPA from olive oil. A total of 27 olive oil samples were collected from mills and local villagers in the Hasbaya District, a major olive oil harvesting region in Lebanon. Information on storage conditions was also collected...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611878/physician-variability-in-management-of-emergency-department-patients-with-chest-pain
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Peter B Smulowitz, Orit Barrett, Matthew M Hall, Shamai A Grossman, Edward A Ullman, Victor Novack
INTRODUCTION: Chest pain is a common emergency department (ED) presentation accounting for 8-10 million visits per year in the United States. Physician-level factors such as risk tolerance are predictive of admission rates. The recent advent of accelerated diagnostic pathways and ED observation units may have an impact in reducing variation in admission rates on the individual physician level. METHODS: We conducted a single-institution retrospective observational study of ED patients with a diagnosis of chest pain as determined by diagnostic code from our hospital administrative database...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609140/lipid-lowering-activity-of-artichoke-extracts-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Amirhossein Sahebkar, Matteo Pirro, Maciej Banach, Dimitri P Mikhailidis, Stephen L Atkin, Arrigo F G Cicero
Artichoke is a component of the Mediterranean diet. Therefore, the aim of this meta-analysis was to determine if artichoke extract supplementation affected human lipid parameters. The search included PubMed-Medline, Scopus, Web of Science and Google Scholar databases up to March 28, 2017, to identify RCTs investigating the impact of artichoke extracts on plasma lipid levels. Quantitative data synthesis was performed using a random-effects model, with weighed mean difference (WMD) and 95% confidence interval (CI) as summary statistics...
June 13, 2017: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604139/major-bleeding-risk-and-healthcare-economic-outcomes-of-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation-patients-newly-initiated-with-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-in-the-real-world-setting
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Jay Lin, Jeffrey Trocio, Kiran Gupta, Jack Mardekian, Melissa Lingohr-Smith, Brandy Menges, Min You, Anagha Nadkarni
AIMS: This study compared the risk for major bleeding (MB) and healthcare economic outcomes of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) after initiating treatment with apixaban versus rivaroxaban, dabigatran, or warfarin. METHODS: NVAF patients who initiated apixaban, rivaroxaban, dabigatran, or warfarin were identified from the IMS Pharmetrics Plus database (1/1/2013-9/30/2015). Propensity score matching (PSM) was used to balance differences in patient characteristics between study cohorts: patients treated with apixaban versus rivaroxaban, apixaban versus dabigatran, and apixaban versus warfarin...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600559/transcriptome-of-pterospermum-kingtungense-provides-implications-on-the-mechanism-underlying-its-rapid-vegetative-growth-and-limestone-adaption
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Yandong Ren, Yanan Zhu, Qi Wang, Hui Xiang, Boyi Wang
Pterospermum kingtungense C.Y.Wu ex Hsue is a typical tree species living in the relatively adverse limestone habitat. Due to its excellent wood quality and big size, it is an important timber resource which caused its endangered. We firstly provide the data resources by reporting an annotated transcriptome assembly. 203 million unique Illumina RNA-seq reads were produced with totally 50,333 transcripts, among which 48,778 transcripts were annotated. By a global comparison of homology between P. kingtungense and cacao, we identified 9,507 single copy orthologues and 990 P...
June 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599842/composite-breast-reconstruction-implant-based-breast-reconstruction-with%C3%A2-adjunctive-lipofilling
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C E Sommeling, K Van Landuyt, H Depypere, R Van den Broecke, S Monstrey, P N Blondeel, W A Morrison, F B Stillaert
INTRODUCTION: Options for breast reconstructions enclose autologous tissue transfers or implants. Fat grafting is gaining more interest in this specific field of breast surgery. This study concentrates on the technique and aesthetic results of breast reconstruction with fat grafts combined with implants, in women who have undergone total mastectomy. METHODS: Breast reconstructions (n = 23) was performed using a protocol of intratissular expansion with serial deflation-lipofilling...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598716/evaluation-and-application-of-a-passive-air-sampler-for-polycylic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-pahs
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Fatma Esen, Yildiz M Evci, Yucel Tasdemir
Sampling of 15 PAHs by the use of both passive air sampler developed (D-PAS) in our research group and PAS (C-PAS) having widespread use in the literature was conducted to compare the performances of the samplers. Sampling was carried out for 1-year period (February 2013-February 2014), in different sampling periods by employing D-PAS and C-PAS. D-PAS and C-PAS were run in parallel for 10, 20, 30, 40 and 60 days. Sampling rates were calculated for both PASs by the use of concentration values obtained from a high-volume air sampler (HVAS)...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous Substances & Environmental Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598710/the-use-of-yoga-by-physical-therapists-in-the-united-states
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Mary E Wims, Shayla M McIntyre, Ann York, Laura G Covill
How physical therapists (PTs) in the United States currently use yoga in their clinical practices is unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine how PTs in the United States view yoga as a physical therapy (PT) tool and how PTs use yoga therapeutically. The authors conducted a 24-item survey via electronic communications of the Geriatric, Orthopedic, Pediatric, and Women's Health Sections of the American Physical Therapy Association. Participants (n = 333) from 47 states and the District of Columbia replied...
June 9, 2017: International Journal of Yoga Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598316/how-do-the-epidemiology-of-paediatric-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-and-methicillin-susceptible-staphylococcus-aureus-bacteraemia-differ
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Julia Abernethy, Mike Sharland, Alan P Johnson, Russell Hope
PURPOSE: To examine whether the epidemiology of bacteraemia caused by methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) and methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) differed in children aged <1 year and in comparison to older age groups. METHODOLOGY: English mandatory MRSA and MSSA surveillance data from 2006 and 2011, respectively, were collected. Epidemiological information was descriptively analysed in relation to methicillin susceptibility and patient age...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598221/the-beneficial-effects-of-renin-angiotensin-system-blockades-on-two-year-s-outcomes-in-coronary-artery-ectasia-patients
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Yintang Wang, Yang Wang, Dong Yin, Kefei Dou, Yongjian Wu, Weihua Song
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to investigate the impact of renin-angiotensin system blockade (RASB) therapy with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin-receptor blockers on the outcomes of coronary artery ectasia (CAE). METHODS: The CAE patients identified by coronary angiography from our center were consecutively enrolled. We obtained the baseline discharge prescription of RASB from medical records system and conducted follow-up through telephone interviews...
June 9, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598097/-correlation-between-gross-motor-function-and-risk-factors-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-an-epidemiology-study-in-chengdu
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Qiu Wang, Rong Luo, Ya-Ya Shi, Hua-Ying Jiang, Fang-Fang Wang, Na Li, Dan Ma
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the correlation between gross motor function and risk factors in children with cerebral palsy(CP). METHODS: We included the children aged 2-12 years old who were diagnosed with CP and registered in Chengdu Federation of Disabled Persons in 20 districts of Chengdu. Gross motor function was estimated by gross motor function classification system (CMFCS). Risk factors of the CP children were investigated retrospectively. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to analysis the correlation of the CP risk factors and GMFCS grades in the children with CP...
September 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
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