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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222903/vitamin-d-status-and-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-young-adults-in-hong-kong-associations-and-implications
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Erica Wei-Lan Wang, Marco Yiu-Chung Pang, Parco Ming-Fai Siu, Claudia Kam-Yuk Lai, Jean Woo, Andrew R Collins, Iris Ff Benzie
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Vitamin D deficiency is reportedly common, but we lack data from young adults. Such data are of interest because epidemiological data support vitamin D as a possible risk modulator for diabetes and cardiovascular ('cardiometabolic') disease. Our objectives were to assess vitamin D status (as plasma 25(OH)D concentration) and investigate associations between this and biomarkers of cardiometabolic disease risk in a group of still-healthy young adults in Hong Kong...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215790/inhibition-of-fucosylation-in-human-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-reduces-e-selectin-ligand-expression-cell-proliferation-and-erk1-2-and-p38-mapk-activation
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M A Carrascal, M Silva, J S Ramalho, C Pen, M Martins, C Pascoal, C Amaral, I Serrano, M J Oliveira, R Sackstein, P A Videira
Breast cancer tissue overexpresses fucosylated glycans, such as sialyl-Lewis X/A (sLeX/A ), and α-1,3/4-fucosyltransferases in relation to increased disease progression and metastasis. These glycans in tumor circulating cells mediate binding to vascular E-selectin, initiating tumor extravasation. However, their role(s) in breast carcinogenesis is still unknown. Here, we aimed to define the contribution of the fucosylated structures, including sLeX/A , to cell adhesion, cell signaling and proliferation in invasive ductal carcinomas (IDC), the most frequent type of breast cancer...
December 7, 2017: Molecular Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215760/synergistic-effects-of-selenophene-and-extended-ladder-type-donor-units-for-efficient-polymer-solar-cells
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Hua-Chun Wang, Qing-Ya Li, Hong-Bo Yin, Xiancheng Ren, Kai Yao, Yonghao Zheng, Yun-Xiang Xu
Two pairs of polymer donor materials based on indacenodithiophene (IDT) and indacenodithieno[3,2-b]thiophene (IDTT) as the donor units are synthesized. Thiophene or selenophene is introduced as the π-bridge units and electron-deficient fluorine-substituted quinoxaline is used as acceptor unit. Selenophene-containing polymers PIDT-DFQ-Se and PIDTT-DFQ-Se show redshifted absorption and narrower bandgaps. Combined with IDTT donor unit, PIDTT-DFQ-Se shows the highest absorption coefficient. Both the IDTT unit and selenophene unit have positive effects on the hole mobilities, making PIDTT-DFQ-Se the highest one...
December 7, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213297/infant-feeding-pattern-in-the-first-six-months-of-age-in-usa-a-follow-up-study
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Wilfried Karmaus, Nelís Soto-Ramírez, Hongmei Zhang
Background: Infant feeding may consist of direct breastfeeding (DBF), pumping and bottle feeding (P&F), formula feeding (FF), solid food feeding (SFF), and any combination. An accurate evaluation of infant feeding requires descriptions of different patterns, consistency, and transition over time. Methods: In United States of America, the Infant Feeding Practice Study II collected information on the mode of feeding on nine occasions in 12 months. We focused on the first 6 months with six feeding occasions...
2017: International Breastfeeding Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212562/a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-monoaminergic-stabiliser-osu6162-in-treatment-of-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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Marie Karin Lena Nilsson, Olof Zachrisson, Carl-Gerhard Gottfries, Michael Matousek, Birgitta Peilot, Sara Forsmark, Robert Christiaan Schuit, Maria Lizzie Carlsson, Angelica Kloberg, Arvid Carlsson
OBJECTIVE: The monoaminergic stabiliser (-)-OSU6162 has in previous studies shown promising effects on mental fatigue after stroke and traumatic brain injury. This study investigated the safety and effectiveness of (-)-OSU6162 in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome. METHODS: A total of 62 patients were randomly assigned to placebo or (-)-OSU6162. Primary outcomes were assessment on the mental fatigue scale (MFS) and the clinical global impression of change (CGI-C) scale...
December 7, 2017: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211448/inverted-planar-perovskite-solar-cells-with-a-high-fill-factor-and-negligible-hysteresis-by-the-dual-effect-of-nacl-doped-pedot-pss
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Lijun Hu, Kuan Sun, Ming Wang, Wei Chen, Bo Yang, Jiehao Fu, Zhuang Xiong, Xinyi Li, Xiaosheng Tang, Zhigang Zang, Shupeng Zhang, Lidong Sun, Meng Li
The performance of inverted perovskite solar cells is highly dependent on hole extraction and surface properties of hole transport layers. To highlight the important role of hole transport layers, a facile and simple method is developed by adding sodium chloride (NaCl) into poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS). The average power conversion efficiency of the perovskite solar cells prepared on NaCl-doped PEDOT:PSS is 17.1% with negligible hysteresis, compared favorably to the control devices (15...
December 6, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207223/-fragility-fracture-in-the-chronic-kidney-disease-ckd
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Maria Fusaro, Andrea Aghi, Maria Cristina Mereu, Andrea Giusti
Fragility fractures (FF) are common in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and they occur at a younger age and with a higher frequency than in the general population, producing significant morbidity, mortality and healthcare costs. The pathogenic mechanisms underlying FF in CKD patients have not been completely understood. Behind CKD-MBD, the uremic toxicity should play a role in their pathogenesis, by affecting bone quality (uremic osteoporosis). There are very few prospective studies investigating risk factors for fragility fractures in CKD patients, and available algorithms for fracture risk prediction (FRAX and DeFRA) have never considered CKD...
December 5, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205617/epigenetic-states-of-donor-cells-significantly-affect-the-development-of-somatic-cell-nuclear-transfer-scnt-embryos-in-pigs
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Yanhui Zhai, Wei Li, Zhiren Zhang, Yunqing Cao, Zhengzhu Wang, Sheng Zhang, Ziyi Li
The type and pattern of epigenetic modification in donor cells can significantly affect the developmental competency of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) embryos. Here, we investigated the developmental capacity, gene expression, and epigenetic modifications of SCNT embryos derived from porcine bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) and fetal fibroblasts (FFs) donor cells compared to embryos obtained from in vitro fertilization (IVF). Compared to FFs, the donor BMSCs had more active epigenetic markers (Histone H3 modifications: H3K9Ac, H3K4me3, and H3K4me2) and fewer repressive epigenetic markers (H3K9me3, H3K9me2, and DNA methyltransferase 1)...
December 4, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202692/a-comparative-analysis-of-nonhost-resistance-across-the-two-triticeae-crop-species-wheat-and-barley
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Rhoda Delventhal, Jeyaraman Rajaraman, Francesca L Stefanato, Sajid Rehman, Reza Aghnoum, Graham R D McGrann, Marie Bolger, Björn Usadel, Pete E Hedley, Lesley Boyd, Rients E Niks, Patrick Schweizer, Ulrich Schaffrath
BACKGROUND: Nonhost resistance (NHR) protects plants against a vast number of non-adapted pathogens which implicates a potential exploitation as source for novel disease resistance strategies. Aiming at a fundamental understanding of NHR a global analysis of transcriptome reprogramming in the economically important Triticeae cereals wheat and barley, comparing host and nonhost interactions in three major fungal pathosystems responsible for powdery mildew (Blumeria graminis ff. ssp.), cereal blast (Magnaporthe sp...
December 4, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201793/intrahepatic-cholestasis-of-pregnancy-spontaneous-vs-in-vitro-fertilization
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Filiz F Bolukbas, Cengiz Bolukbas, Hatice Y Balaban, Cem Aygun, Seyda Ignak, Emine Ergul, Mehtap Yazicioglu, Suat S Ersahin
Aim: Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is the most common liver disease in pregnancy. Although it was shown that multiple pregnancy and hormone therapies increase the risk of ICP, there is limited information that compared spontaneous fertilization and in vitro fertilization (IVF) from the aspect of developing ICP. In our study, we investigated the potential relationship between ICP and IVF/ spontaneous pregnancy. Materials and methods: We reviewed the records (between June 2007 and December 2014) of pregnancies with ICP who were referred to gastroenterology clinics in three different hospitals...
July 2017: Euroasian Journal of Hepato-Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200739/a-study-of-the-anti-cancer-effects-of-the-hexane-fraction-of-the-methanol-extract-of-forsythiae-fructus
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Se-Eun Lee, Chiyeon Lim, Soon-Cheol Ahn, Suin Cho
Background: Forsythiae Fructus (FF) is a well-known medicinal herb derived from the dried fruits of Forsythia suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl. (Oleaceae). Recently, bioactive compounds isolated from hydrophobic solvent fractions of FF have been reported to have anti-oxidant, antibacterial, and anti-cancer effects. Objective: Almost all herbal medicines are derived from water extracts, which suggests different extraction methods might enhance the practical efficacies of herbal medicines...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198896/computed-tomographic-imaging-in-the-pediatric-patient-with-a-seatbelt-sign-still-not-good-enough
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Tammy R Kopelman, Ramin Jamshidi, Paola G Pieri, Karole Davis, James Bogert, Sydney J Vail, Daniel Gridley, Melissa A Singer Pressman
PURPOSE: Considering the improvements in CT over the past decade, this study aimed to determine whether CT can diagnose HVI in pediatric trauma patients with seatbelt signs (SBS). METHODS: We retrospectively identified pediatric patients with SBS who had abdominopelvic CT performed on initial evaluation over 5 1/2years. Abnormal CT was defined by identification of any intra-abdominal abnormality possibly related to trauma. RESULTS: One hundred twenty patients met inclusion criteria...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197839/rupture-of-the-posterior-cul-de-sac-during-trial-of-labour-after-caesarean-section
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Lysanne D C Graafmans, Marja G K Dijksterhuis, Louwerens D Vos, Jeroen van Bavel
Rupture of the vaginal wall in unobstructed labour is a rare entity in the developed world. This case report describes rupture of the posterior cul-de-sac in a healthy 34-year-old multiparous woman attempting trial of labour after caesarean section. The woman presented to the labour ward at term with spontaneous onset of contractions. In the second stage of labour, the woman experienced sudden severe abdominal pain, different in character from the contraction pain. Therefore, the baby was delivered by ventouse extraction...
December 2, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187377/a-novel-irreversible-flt3-inhibitor-ff-10101-shows-excellent-efficacy-against-aml-cells-with-flt3-mutations
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Takeshi Yamaura, Toshiyuki Nakatani, Ken Uda, Hayato Ogura, Wigyon Shin, Naoya Kurokawa, Koichi Saito, Norie Fujikawa, Tomomi Date, Masaru Takasaki, Daisuke Terada, Atsushi Hirai, Akimi Akashi, Fangli Chen, Yoshiya Adachi, Yuichi Ishikawa, Fumihiko Hayakawa, Shinji Hagiwara, Tomoki Naoe, Hitoshi Kiyoi
An activating mutation of FLT3 is the most frequent genetic alteration associated with poor prognosis in acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Although many FLT3 inhibitors have been clinically developed, no first-generation inhibitors have demonstrated clinical efficacy by monotherapy, due to poor pharmacokinetics or unfavorable safety profiles possibly associated with low selectivity against FLT3 kinase. Recently, a selective FLT3 inhibitor, quizartinib, demonstrated favorable outcomes in clinical studies. However, several resistant mutations emerged during the disease progression...
November 29, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186659/operating-mechanisms-of-mesoscopic-perovskite-solar-cells-through-impedance-spectroscopy-and-j-v-modeling
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Isaac Zarazua, Siraj Sidhik, Tzarara Lopez-Luke, Diego Esparza, Elder De La Rosa, Juan Reyes-Gomez, Ivan Mora-Sero, Germà Garcia-Belmonte
Halide perovskite materials have shown to be an excellent alternative for low-cost, solution processed high-efficiency solar cells. The performance of perovskite solar cell (PSC) is highly sensitive to several aspects; the deposition conditions, the substrate, humidity and even the efficiency of solvent extraction after solution deposition. However, the physical mechanism involved in the observed changes of efficiency with different deposition conditions have not been totally elucidated yet. In this work , PSCs were fabricated by the well-known Anti-solvent Deposition (AD) and the recently proposed Air-extraction Anti-solvent (AAD) process...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29185361/melatonin-concentration-in-follicular-fluid-is-correlated-with-antral-follicle-count-afc-and-in-vitro-fertilization-ivf-outcomes-in-women-undergoing-assisted-reproductive-technology-art-procedures
#16
Min Zheng, Jing Tong, Wei-Ping Li, Zi-Jiang Chen, Cong Zhang
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the possible relationship between melatonin levels in the follicular fluid (FF) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes in women undergoing assisted reproductive treatment. Sixty-three females (20 to 40 years old) scheduled for IVF were divided into three groups based on their antral follicle count (AFC). We determined FF melatonin concentrations in group A (AFC≦6, n = 21), group B (7≦AFC≦14, n = 22), group C (AFC≧15, n = 20) on oocyte retrieval day...
November 29, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182551/transparent-and-flexible-capacitors-with-an-ultrathin-structure-by-using-graphene-as-bottom-electrodes
#17
Tao Guo, Guozhen Zhang, Xi Su, Heng Zhang, Jiaxian Wan, Xue Chen, Hao Wu, Chang Liu
Ultrathin, transparent and flexible capacitors using graphene as the bottom electrodes were directly fabricated on polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) substrates. ZrO₂ dielectric films were deposited on the treated surface of graphene by atomic layer deposition (ALD). The deposition process did not introduce any detectible defects in the graphene, as indicated by Raman measurements, guaranteeing the electrical performances of the graphene electrodes. The Aluminum-doped zinc oxide (AZO) films were prepared as the top electrodes using the ALD technique...
November 28, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179698/fast-food-diet-induced-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-exerts-early-protective-effect-against-acetaminophen-intoxication-in-mice
#18
Tae Hyung Kim, Dahee Choi, Joo Young Kim, Jeong Hyeon Lee, Seung-Hoi Koo
BACKGROUND: Acetaminophen (APAP) is a readily available and safe painkiller. However, its overdose is the most common cause of acute liver injury (ALI). Many predisposing factors contribute to susceptibility to APAP-induced ALI. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the major cause of chronic liver disease, is considered an important predictor of APAP-induced ALI, although the exact mechanism controversial. In this study, we aimed to elucidate the effects of NAFLD on APAP-induced ALI...
November 28, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177079/effect-of-fc%C3%AE-receptor-3a-fcgr3a-gene-polymorphisms-on-rituximab-therapy-in-hungarian-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ildikó Pál, Szilvia Szamosi, Katalin Hodosi, Zoltan Szekanecz, László Váróczy
Background: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment includes the use of the anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody rituximab (RTX). RTX acts through Fcγ-receptors (FCGR) on effector natural killer cells and macrophages and it can be administered effectively in RA and in lymphomas. Based on the results of in vitro experiments, its efficacy may depend of FCGR gene polymorphisms in both diseases. Aim: As genetic background of diseases and therapeutic efficacy (pharmacogenetics) may vary among different geographical regions, we wished to assess possible relationships between FCGR3A polymorphism and the therapeutic outcome of RTX therapy in a Hungarian RA cohort...
2017: RMD Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172266/dosimetric-validation-of-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-vmat-using-aapm-tg-119-benchmark-plans-in-an-upgraded-clinac-2100cd-for-flattening-filter-free-fff-photon-beams
#20
Ashokkumar Sangaiah, K M Ganesh, K Ramalingam, K Karthikeyan, N Jagadheeskumar
Background: Recently we have upgraded our Varian Clinac 2100CD with a 6MV FFF beam, this upgrade being the first of its kind in our country. Even though the dosimetric characteristics of FFF beams have been reported both in experimental and Monte Carlo studies, application in planning and delivery is complex. The aim of this study was to validate the commissioning of upgraded FFF beams dosimetrically using AAPM TG-119 bench mark plans for VMAT and to make a comparison with IMRT plans for both flattened filtered and FFF beams...
November 26, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
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