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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945054/intracranial-stereotactic-radiosurgery
#1
Andrew A Fanous, Dheerendra Prasad, David Mathieu, Andrew J Fabiano
Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is the use of a single high dose of radiation, stereotactically directed to an intracranial region of interest, in order to create a lesion or obliterate a preexisting one. This technology has evolved over the years into the use of multiple radiation sources oriented at a variety of angles, thus permitting the creation of various treatment target shapes. This allows for non-open surgical treatment of intracranial pathologies, which significantly decreases the risk of morbidity...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945052/negative-influence-of-preoperative-tinnitus-on-hearing-preservation-in-vestibular-schwannoma-surgery
#2
Luciano Mastronardi, Guglielmo Cacciotti, Raffaellino Roperto, Ettore DI Scipio
BACKGROUNDS: Goals of vestibular schwannoma (VS) microsurgery are: maximal resection, facial nerve (FN) preservation and, in selected cases, hearing preservation (HP). Postoperative HP rates are related to clinical and radiographic factors: size of tumor, preoperative hearing, hypertension, diabetes, and presence or absence of preoperative tinnitus. In this retrospective review we evaluated the influence of preoperative tinnitus on HP after VS surgery in patients with preoperative socially useful hearing (SUH)...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945050/decreased-nitric-oxide-serum-level-after-pituitary-adenoma-resection
#3
Daniel Babula, Anna Horecka, Dorota Luchowska-Kocot, Joanna Kocot, Jacek Kurzepa
BACKGROUND: Nitric oxide (NO) is synthesized by the conversion of Arginine (Arg) into the NO and Citrulline (Cit). Although the NO is involved into the pathogenesis of several physiological and pathological processes, the role of NO in pituitary adenomas (PA) progres-sion is not determined. Our purpose was to evaluate the relationship between NO and PA as well as the effect of tumor resection on NO metabolites level in serum. METHODS: The study group consisted of 21 patients with PA, 18 patients with macroade-nomas and 3 with microadenomas...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945040/-ginsenoside-rh%C3%A2-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-of-k562-cells-by-activating-p38
#4
Xiao-Xia Liu, Jing Xia, Jia-Feng Tang, Ming-Hua Zhou, Di-Long Chen, Ze-Hong Liu
To study the effect of ginseng saponin Rh₂ in inducing apoptosis of human leukemia K562 cells, and explore its mechanism from the aspect of autophagy pathway. CCK-8 assay was used to examine the growth inhibition of human leukemia cell lines K562 treated with ginsenoside Rh₂; flow cytometry (FCM) was used to detect cell apoptosis; Hoechst staining was used to observe the changes of cell morphological apoptosis; Acridine and MDC staining were used to detect the effects of the Rh₂ on autophagy; Western blot and RT-PCR were used to detect the expression levels of the proteins closely associated with autophagy and apoptosis...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945035/-preliminary-research-on-effect-of-licorice-processed-tripterygium-wilfordii-on-reducing-liver-toxicity
#5
Xiao-Mei Zhao, Man Gong, Jie-Ming Dong, Jia-Bo Wang, Xiao-He Xiao, Kui-Jun Zhao, Zhi-Jie Ma
To explore the effect of the licorice-processed Tripterygium wilfordii on reducing the liver toxicity. In animal experiments, the liver toxicity of T. wilfordii was evaluated both before and after processing, and the differences in liver tissue biopsy, serum biochemical indexes and inflammatory cell factor among blank group, T. wilfordii group and licorice-processed T. wilfordii group were observed. Liver tissue biopsy results showed that liver tissue injury was obvious in T. wilfordii group, and no obvious injury was found in licorice-processed T...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945033/-preparation-and-evaluation-of-gastric-adhesive-floating-pellets-for-bolo-leaf-phenols
#6
Ya-Li He, Ying Li, Dan-Dan Yang, Chun-Yan Zhu
Gastric adhesive-floating pellets for Bolo leaf phenols (BLP) were prepared by extrusion-spheronization method, with chitosan as skeleton bioadhesive material, and stearyl alcohol as help-bleaching agent to evaluate its in vitro adhesivity, floatability and in vivo retention situation, and investigate its in vitro release characteristics. The in vitro adhesivity and floatability were evaluated respectively by in vitro tissue retention method and visual observation method. The retention of pellets in rats was investigated by in vivo tissue retention method and in vivo imaging of small animals...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945027/-dna-marker-assisted-selection-of-medicinal-plants-%C3%A2-breeding-research-of-disease-resistant-cultivars-of-panax-notoginseng
#7
Min Liu, Wen-Li Huang, Xiao Wang, Rui-Han Wan, Hai Wang, Zhu-Yun Yan
The study is aimed to estimate the diversity of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) in the main producing areas of Salvia miltiorrhiza.Diversity of AMF was surveyed directly on spores isolated from the field soil, collected from 20 sites of 8 provinces. Identification of the AMF was made by observation of spore morphology. At least 27 recognized AMF species were identified in samples from field soil, belonging to seven genera of AMF-Acaulospora, Glomus, Funneliformis, Ambispora, Rhizophagus, Pacispora, and Claroideoglomus...
January 2017: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945006/microrna-let-7-targets-the-ecdysone-signaling-pathway-e75-gene-to-control-larval-pupal-development-in-bactrocera-dorsalis
#8
Wei Peng, Wei-Wei Zheng, Kaleem Tariq, Shu-Ning Yu, Hong-Yu Zhang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) regulate various biological processes during insect development; however, their role in larval-pupal development in oriental fruit fly, Bactrocera dorsalis (Hendel) remains unknown. In current study, we address the biological function of a conserved miRNA, Bdo-Let-7 in the regulation of BdE75 gene, which belongs to ecdysone signaling pathway and participates in the larval-pupal development in B. dorsalis. Using dual luciferase reporter assay in HEK293T cells we show that Bdo-Let-7 miRNA interacts with the 3' UTR of BdE75 gene and suppresses its expression...
September 25, 2017: Insect Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945004/tlr3-contributes-to-persistent-autophagy-and-heart-failure-in-mice-after-myocardial-infarction
#9
Ting Gao, Shao-Ping Zhang, Jian-Fei Wang, Li Liu, Yin Wang, Zhi-Yong Cao, Qi-Kuan Hu, Wen-Jun Yuan, Li Lin
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are essential immunoreceptors involved in host defence against invading microbes. Recent studies indicate that certain TLRs activate immunological autophagy to eliminate microbes. It remains unknown whether TLRs regulate autophagy to play a role in the heart. This study examined this question. The activation of TLR3 in cultured cardiomyocytes was observed to increase protein levels of autophagic components, including LC3-II, a specific marker for autophagy induction, and p62/SQSTM1, an autophagy receptor normally degraded in the final step of autophagy...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944996/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-promotes-muscle-derived-stem-cell-osteogenic-differentiation-through-mapk-pathway
#10
Hong Liu, Xun Zheng, Liang Chen, Chao Jian, Xiang Hu, Yong Zhao, Zonghuan Li, Aixi Yu
Negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has been revealed to be effective in the treatment of open fractures, although the underlying mechanism is not clear. This article aimed to investigate the effects of NPWT on muscle-derived stem cell (MDSC) osteoblastic differentiation and the related potential mechanism. The cell proliferation rate was substantially increased in NPWT-treated MDSCs in comparison with a static group for 3 days. There was no observable effect on the apoptosis of MDSC treated with NPWT compared with the control group for 3 days...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944983/oral-prolonged-release-oxycodone-naloxone-for-managing-pain-and-opioid-induced-constipation-a-review-of-the-evidence
#11
REVIEW
Bart J Morlion, Stefan A Mueller-Lissner, Renato Vellucci, Wojciech Leppert, Benoît C Coffin, Sara L Dickerson, Tony O'Brien
BACKGROUND: Opioids provide effective relief from moderate-to-severe pain and should be prescribed as part of a multifaceted approach to pain management when other treatments have failed. Fixed-dose oxycodone/naloxone prolonged-release tablets (OXN PR) were designed to address the opioid class effect of opioid-induced constipation (OIC) by combining the analgesic efficacy of oxycodone with the opioid receptor antagonist, naloxone, which has negligible systemic availability when administered orally...
September 25, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944977/characterization-of-dicarboxylic-naphthenic-acid-fraction-compounds-utilizing-amide-derivatization-proof-of-concept
#12
Kevin A Kovalchik, Matthew S MacLennan, Kerry M Peru, Chukwuemeka Ajaero, Dena W McMartin, John V Headley, David D Y Chen
RATIONALE: The characterization of naphthenic acid fraction compounds (NAFCs) in oil sands process affected water (OSPW) is of interest for both toxicology studies and regulatory reasons. Previous studies utilizing authentic standards have identified dicarboxylic naphthenic acids using two-dimensional gas chromatography hyphenated to time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GCxGC/TOFMS). The selective derivatization of hydroxyl groups has also recently aided in the characterization of oxy-NAFCs, and indirectly the characterization of dicarboxylic NAFCs...
September 25, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944976/obesity-and-frontal-striatal-brain-structures-in-offspring-of-individuals-with-bipolar-disorder-results-from-the-global-mood-and-brain-science-initiative
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Rodrigo B Mansur, Roger S McIntyre, Bo Cao, Yena Lee, Letícia Japiassú, Kun Chen, Rui Lu, Weicong Lu, Xiaodong Chen, Ting Li, Guiyun Xu, Kangguang Lin
OBJECTIVES: To compare frontal-striatal brain volumes between offspring of individuals with bipolar disorder (BD) and healthy controls; to investigate the associations of body mass index (BMI) and age with brain volumes; and to assess the moderating effects of BMI and age on the relationship between risk status and structural brain differences. METHODS: We cross-sectionally assessed structural regional and global brain volumes using magnetic resonance imaging and BMI among 53 BD offspring subjects, stratified by risk status, and 23 non-BD offspring controls (aged 8-28 years)...
September 25, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944974/granulomatous-enteritis-in-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-associated-with-soya-bean-meal-regardless-of-water-dissolved-oxygen-level
#14
P Mosberian-Tanha, T Landsverk, C M Press, L T Mydland, J W Schrama, M Øverland
This study investigated morphological changes associated with soya bean meal-induced enteritis (SBMIE) in distal intestine (DI) of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fed a soya bean meal (SBM)-based diet and exposed to normoxia or hypoxia created by optimal and low water flow rates, respectively. A 28-day adaption period was followed by a 42-day challenge period where 600 fish were subjected to dietary challenge and/or hypoxia. Twelve tanks each containing 50 juvenile trout were assigned randomly in triplicate to each treatment...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944967/risk-for-chromosomal-aberrations-in-apparently-isolated-intra-uterine-growth-restriction-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Lena Sagi-Dain, Amir Peleg, Shlomi Sagi
OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review examining the risk of chromosomal aberrations in apparently isolated intra-uterine growth restriction (IUGR). METHODS: Search was conducted by research librarian in five databases. By independent screening of 2894 references, two investigators selected original studies examining the risk of chromosomal aberrations in apparently isolated IUGR diagnosed at the second and third trimesters using ultrasound. We excluded studies describing IUGR combined with additional fetal anomalies detected by ultrasound and those where fetuses with structural anomalies or aneuploidy were not reported...
September 25, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944964/wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-and-erk-pathway-activation-a-possible-mechanism-of-photobiomodulation-therapy-with-light-emitting-diodes-that-regulate-the-proliferation-of-human-outer-root-sheath-cells
#16
Jung E Kim, Young J Woo, Ki M Sohn, Kwan H Jeong, Hoon Kang
BACKGROUND: Outer root sheath cells (ORSCs) play important roles in maintaining hair follicle structure and provide support for the bulge area. The hair growth promoting effects of photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) have been reported, but the mechanisms for this in human ORCs (hORSCs) have rarely been studied. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of various wavelengths of light-emitting diode (LED) irradiation on human ORSCs (hORSCs). METHODS: LED irradiation effects on hORSC proliferation and migration were examined with MTT assay, BrdU incorporation assay and migration assays...
September 25, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944955/trends-in-use-of-risk-reducing-mastectomy-in-a-context-of-celebrity-decisions-and-media-coverage-an-observational-study-in-the-united-states-and-australia
#17
Jialin Mao, Louisa Jorm, Art Sedrakyan
OBJECTIVE: To examine trends in risk-reducing mastectomy (RRM) and immediate breast reconstruction in New York State and New South Wales, especially before and after Angelina Jolie's announcement of her surgery in 2013. DATA SOURCE: Hospital discharge data, 2004-2014. STUDY DESIGN: Trends in procedures were assessed using Poisson regression and the Cochrane-Armitage test. DATA EXTRACTION METHODS: Extracted using procedure codes...
September 25, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944953/nk-cells-produce-high-levels-of-il-10-early-after-allogeneic-stem-cell-transplantation-and-suppress-development-of-acute-gvhd
#18
Yl Tracey Chan, Jianmin Zuo, Charlotte Inman, Wayne Croft, Jusnara Begum, Joanne Croudace, Francesca Kinsella, Luke Maggs, Sandeep Nagra, Jane Nunnick, Ben Abbotts, Charles Craddock, Ram Malladi, Paul Moss
Natural killer (NK) cells rapidly reconstitute following allogeneic stem cell transplantation (allo-SCT), at the time when alloreactive T cell immunity is being established. We investigated very early NK cell reconstitution in 82 patients following T cell-depleted allo-SCT. NK cell number rapidly increased, exceeding T cell reconstitution such that the NK:T cell ratio was over 40 by day 14. NK cells at day 14 (NK-14) were donor-derived, intensely proliferating and expressed chemokine receptors targeted to lymphoid and peripheral tissue...
September 25, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944950/comparison-of-unilateral-versus-bilateral-pedicle-screw-fixation-in-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-for-single-level-lumbar-degenerative-diseases-and-review-of-literature
#19
Hasan Serdar Işik, Özerk Okutan, Timur Yildirim, Elif Akpinar, Ali Yilmaz
AIM: There are some recognized treatment modalities in the literature for the treatment of lumbar degenerative diseases,which cause pain and avoidance of daily life activities for the patients.The most widely accepted algorithm in the literature is medical treatment,physical therapy and minimally invasive pain-relieving therapies,if necessary,followed by surgical interventions.The common procedure used in neurosurgery practice is the decompression of neural elements followed by fusion...
July 30, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944945/safety-and-efficacy-of-ventriculostomy-procedures-under-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-treated-with-stent-assisted-coiling-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
#20
Soner Civi, Cagatay Andic, Ozgur Kardes, Halil İbrahim Suner, Emre Durdag, Ozlem Ozmete, Kadir Tufan
AIM: Stent assisted coilling (SAC) is an alternative in the treatment of ruptured aneurysms. Stenting requires the use of dual antiplatelet agents. Hydrocephaly is a complication of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) requiring ventriculostomy. Antiplatelet treatment reveal a risk of hemorrhage in ventriculostomy. Anti-aggregant effect starts at least four hours after the initial doses of treatment. However, in many studies, ventriculostomy was performed before antiplatelet treatment and the hemorrhagic complications were related to the procedure...
July 16, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
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