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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938015/non-pharmacological-treatment-for-depressed-older-patients-in-primary-care-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Floor Holvast, Btissame Massoudi, Richard C Oude Voshaar, Peter F M Verhaak
BACKGROUND: Late-life depression is most often treated in primary care, and it usually coincides with chronic somatic diseases. Given that antidepressants contribute to polypharmacy in these patients, and potentially to interactions with other drugs, non-pharmacological treatments are essential. In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we aimed to present an overview of the non-pharmacological treatments available in primary care for late-life depression. METHOD: The databases of PubMed, PsychINFO, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were systematically searched in January 2017 with combinations of MeSH-terms and free text words for "general practice," "older adults," "depression," and "non-pharmacological treatment"...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937744/methane-c-h-activation-via-3d-metal-methoxide-complexes-with-potentially-redox-noninnocent-pincer-ligands-a-density-functional-theory-study
#2
Ahmad Najafian, Thomas R Cundari
This paper reports a density functional theory study of 3d transition-metal methoxide complexes with potentially redox-noninnocent pincer supporting ligands for methane C-H bond activation to form methanol (LnM-OMe + CH4 → LnM-Me + CH3OH). The three types of tridentate pincer ligands [terpyridine (NNN), bis(2-pyridyl)phenyl-C,N,N' (NCN), and 2,6-bis(2-phenyl)pyridine-N,C,C' (CNC)] and different first-row transition metals (M = Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu) are used to elucidate the reaction mechanism as well as the effect of the metal identity on the thermodynamics and kinetics of a methane activation reaction...
September 22, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937624/therapeutic-mechanisms-of-vernonia-amygdalina-delile-in-the-treatment-of-prostate-cancer
#3
William Johnson, Paul B Tchounwou, Clement G Yedjou
Prostate cancer patients have been suffering from limited treatment options due to late diagnosis, poor drug tolerance, and multi-drug resistance to almost all the current drug treatments. Therefore, it is important to seek a new alternative therapeutic medicine that can effectively prevent the disease and even eradicate the progression and metastasis of prostate cancer. Vernonia amygdalina Delile (VAD) is a common edible vegetable in Cameroon that has been used as a traditional medicine for some human diseases...
September 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937017/the-effects-of-repeated-low-level-blast-exposure-on-hearing-in-marines
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Lina R Kubli, Robin L Pinto, Holly L Burrows, Philip D Littlefield, Douglas S Brungart
BACKGROUND: The study evaluates a group of Military Service Members specialized in blast explosive training called "Breachers" who are routinely exposed to multiple low-level blasts while teaching breaching at the U.S. Marine Corps in Quantico Virginia. The objective of this study was to determine if there are any acute or long-term auditory changes due to repeated low-level blast exposures used in training. The performance of the instructor group "Breachers" was compared to a control group, "Engineers"...
September 2017: Noise & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936895/a-study-on-the-post-radiotherapy-changes-of-temporomandibular-joint-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-patients
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Vincent W C Wu, Michael Tc Ying, Dora Lw Kwong
BACKGROUND: Radiation induced trismus, which is resulted from damage of the temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ), is one of the common late complications in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients after radical radiotherapy. This study investigated the radiation induced TMJ changes using ultrasonography in post-radiotherapy (post-RT) NPC patients. METHODS: 114 NPC patients, who had completed radiotherapy for more than four years, were assessed with the maximum incisal distance (MID) and ultrasonography examination of TMJ from which the thickness of the joint disc (MDT), the condyle irregularity (CI), joint vascularity (JV) and relative muscle echogenicity (RME) were assessed...
September 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936842/-rapid-analysis-on-chemical-constituents-in-yinyanghuo-zonghuangtong-capsule-by-uplc-q-tof-ms-ms
#6
Xue-E Yu, Jian-Ping Qin, Jia-Chun Li, Wen-Zhe Huang, Zhen-Zhong Wang, Wei Xiao
To analyze and identify the chemical constituents from Yinyanghuo Zonghuangtong capsule by using UPLC/Q-TOF-MS/MS. Chromatographic separation was carried out on an Agilent SB-C₁₈ column (2.1 mm×100 mm, 1.8 μm) at the temperature of 30 ℃. The mobile phase was 0.1% formic acid and acetonitrile by gradient elution, with a flow rate at 0.30 mL•min⁻¹, and the injection volume of 2 μL. The MS spectrum was acquired in both negative and positive ion modes using ESI ion source. Based on relative accurate molecular weight, secondary mass spectrometry pyrolysis fragments and chromatographic peak retention time, as well as fragmentation regularity summarized from reference substance and the literature, we could effectively identify the chemical structure of the components under test...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936523/mesoporous-zno-nanocapsules-for-the-induction-of-enhanced-antigen-specific-immunological-responses
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Sumbul Afroz, Himadri Medhi, Somedutta Maity, Gillipsie Minhas, Srikanth Battu, Jeevan Giddaluru, Koushi Kumar, Pradip Paik, Nooruddin Khan
The application of nanotechnology in vaccinology has fuelled rapid advancement towards the design and development of nanovaccines. Nanoparticles have been found to enhance vaccine efficacy through the spatiotemporal orchestration of antigen delivery to secondary lymphoid organs and antigen-presentation by Antigen Presenting Cells (APCs) synchronized with stimulation of innate and adaptive immune responses. Metal based nanoparticles (MNPs) have been extensively engineered for the generation of nanovaccines owing to their intrinsic adjuvant-like properties and immunomodulatory functions...
September 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936295/dentoskeletal-modifications-in-class-ii-deep-bite-malocclusion-treatment-with-anterior-bite-plane-functional-appliance
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Domenico Ciavarella, Michele Laurenziello, Laura Guida, Graziano Montaruli, Crescenzio Gallo, Michele Tepedino, Lorenzo Lo Muzio
BACKGROUND: A treatment modality for Class II division 1 malocclusion is discussed. Orthodontic treatment of patients with deep bite and Class II malocclusion is an important challenge in clinical practice. The aim of this work is to compare the efficacy of anterior bite plane functional appliance (ABPFA) by assessing the changes in different times with untreated patients by literature. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group comprised 22 subjects with Class II division 1 malocclusion and hypo-divergent...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935982/glycogen-synthase-kinase-3%C3%AE-inhibition-links-mitochondrial-dysfunction-extracellular-matrix-remodelling-and-terminal-differentiation-in-chondrocytes
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S Guidotti, M Minguzzi, D Platano, S Santi, G Trisolino, G Filardo, E Mariani, R M Borzì
Following inflammatory stimuli, GSK3 inhibition functions as a hub with pleiotropic effects leading to cartilage degradation. However, little is known about the effects triggered by its direct inhibition as well as the effects on mitochondrial pathology, that contributes to osteoarthritis pathogenesis. To this aim we assessed the molecular mechanisms triggered by GSK3β inactivating stimuli on 3-D (micromass) cultures of human articular chondrocytes. Stimuli were delivered either at micromass seeding (long term) or after maturation (short term) to explore "late" effects on terminal differentiation or "early" mitochondrial effects, respectively...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935081/efficacy-and-safety-of-the-absorb-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold-in-females-and-males-results-of-an-individual-patient-level-pooled-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Satya Shreenivas, Dean J Kereiakes, Stephen G Ellis, Runlin Gao, Takeshi Kimura, Yoshinobu Onuma, Karine Piard-Ruster, Yunlong Zhang, Kai Koo, Minh-Thien Vu, Patrick W Serruys, Gregg W Stone
OBJECTIVES: Because females are under-represented in coronary trials, this study sought to assess the relative safety and efficacy of Absorb bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS) (Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara, California) and the Xience everolimus-eluting stent in females compared with males. BACKGROUND: The Absorb everolimus-eluting BVS provides drug delivery and mechanical support similar to a metallic drug-eluting stent, followed by resorption and restoration of more normal vascular structure with the potential to improve late clinical outcomes...
September 25, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935079/effect-of-post-dilatation-following-primary-pci-with-everolimus-eluting-bioresorbable-scaffold-versus-everolimus-eluting-metallic-stent-implantation-an-angiographic-and-optical-coherence-tomography-trofi%C3%A2-ii%C3%A2-substudy
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Kyohei Yamaji, Salvatore Brugaletta, Manel Sabaté, Andrés Iñiguez, Lisette Okkels Jensen, Angel Cequier, Sjoerd H Hofma, Evald Høj Christiansen, Maarten Suttorp, Gerrit Anne van Es, Yohei Sotomi, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W Serruys, Stephan Windecker, Lorenz Räber
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the effect of post-dilatation on angiographic and intracoronary imaging parameters in the setting of primary percutaneous coronary intervention comparing the everolimus-eluting bioresorbable scaffold (BRS) with the everolimus-eluting metallic stent (EES). BACKGROUND: Routine post-dilatation of BRS has been suggested to improve post-procedural angiographic and subsequent device-related clinical outcomes. METHODS: In the ABSORB STEMI TROFI II trial, 191 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction were randomly assigned to treatment with BRS (n = 95) or EES (n = 96)...
September 25, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934968/comparison-of-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy-using-simultaneous-integrated-boosts-sib-vmat-of-45%C3%A2-gy-55%C3%A2-gy-in-25-fractions-with-conventional-radiotherapy-in-preoperative-chemoradiation-for-rectal-cancers-a-propensity-score-case-matched-analysis
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Hideomi Yamashita, Soichiro Ishihara, Hiroaki Nozawa, Kazushige Kawai, Tomomichi Kiyomatsu, Kae Okuma, Osamu Abe, Toshiaki Watanabe, Keiichi Nakagawa
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The aim of this retrospective study was to compare volumetric-modulated arc therapy using simultaneous integrated boosts (SIB-VMAT) of 45 Gy/55 Gy in 25 fractions with three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) in preoperative chemoradiation for rectal cancers. METHODS AND MATERIALS: In the propensity score-matching analysis of 1:2, we selected 60 patients from the SIB-VMAT group and 120patients from the 3D-CRT group matched pairings out of 145 patients between 2005 and 2015...
September 21, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934833/hemodynamic-analysis-of-radiation-induced-damage-in-common-carotid-arteries-by-using-color-doppler-ultrasonography
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Alireza Mohammadkarim, Manijhe Mokhtari-Dizaji, Ali Kazemian, Hazhir Saberi
Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess vascular changes and blood flow abnormalities in the common carotid arteries of patients with head and neck cancers after external radiotherapy, using color Doppler ultrasonography. Methods: We studied 24 patients treated with external radiotherapy for various head and neck cancers. In order to study the acute effects of irradiation on common carotid blood flow and arterial diameter changes, color Doppler ultrasonography parameters such as peak systolic velocity, end diastolic velocity, mean velocity, systolic-to-diastolic velocity (S/D) ratio, pulsatility index (PI), resistive index (RI), and instantaneous diameter changes were evaluated before and after external radiotherapy...
April 14, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934525/short-daytime-naps-briefly-attenuate-objectively-measured-sleepiness-under-chronic-sleep-restriction
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Jared M Saletin, Cassie J Hilditch, William C Dement, Mary A Carskadon
Study Objectives: Napping is a useful countermeasure to the negative effects of acute sleep loss on alertness. The efficacy of naps to recover from chronic sleep loss is less well understood. Methods: Following 2 baseline nights (10 hours' time-in-bed), participants were restricted to 7 nights of 5-hour sleep opportunity. Ten adults participated in the No-Nap condition, and a further 9 were assigned to a Nap condition with a daily 45-minute nap opportunity at 1300 h...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934241/hla-dr7-and-hla-dq2-transgenic-mouse-strains-tested-as-a-model-system-for-ximelagatran-hepatotoxicity
#15
Hanna Lundgren, Klara Martinsson, Karin Cederbrant, Johan Jirholt, Daniel Mucs, Katja Madeyski-Bengtson, Said Havarinasab, Per Hultman
The oral thrombin inhibitor ximelagatran was withdrawn in the late clinical trial phase because it adversely affected the liver. In approximately 8% of treated patients, drug-induced liver injury (DILI) was expressed as transient alanine transaminase (ALT) elevations. No evidence of DILI had been revealed in the pre-clinical in vivo studies. A whole genome scan study performed on the clinical study material identified a strong genetic association between the major histocompatibility complex alleles for human leucocyte antigens (HLA) (HLA-DR7 and HLA-DQ2) and elevated ALT levels in treated patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933895/individual-variability-in-the-semantic-processing-of-english-compound-words
#16
Daniel Schmidtke, Julie A Van Dyke, Victor Kuperman
Semantic transparency effects during compound word recognition provide critical insight into the organization of semantic knowledge and the nature of semantic processing. The past 25 years of psycholinguistic research on compound semantic transparency has produced discrepant effects, leaving the existence and nature of its influence unresolved. In the present study, we examined the influence of semantic transparency and individual reading experience on eye-movement behavior during sentence reading. Eye-movement data were collected from 138 non-college-bound 16- to 26-year-old speakers of English in a sentence-reading task representing a total of 455 different compound words...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933412/genetic-substrate-reduction-therapy-a-promising-approach-for-lysosomal-storage-disorders
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Maria Francisca Coutinho, Juliana Inês Santos, Liliana Matos, Sandra Alves
Lysosomal storage diseases are a group of rare genetic disorders characterized by the accumulation of storage molecules in late endosomes/lysosomes. Most of them result from mutations in genes encoding for the catabolic enzymes that ensure intralysosomal digestion. Conventional therapeutic options include enzyme replacement therapy, an approach targeting the functional loss of the enzyme by injection of a recombinant one. Even though this is successful for some diseases, it is mostly effective for peripheral manifestations and has no impact on neuropathology...
November 9, 2016: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933270/11c-choline-pet-ct-based-helical-tomotherapy-as-treatment-approach-for-bone-metastases-in-recurrent-prostate-cancer-patients
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Elena Incerti, Vincenzo Gangemi, Paola Mapelli, Chiara Lucrezia Deantoni, Giampiero Giovacchini, Federico Fallanca, Andrei Fodor, Andrea Ciarmiello, Sergio Baldari, Luigi Gianolli, Nadia Di Muzio, Maria Picchio
To evaluate the efficacy of 11C-choline PET/CT (CHO-PET/CT) based helical tomotherapy (HTT) as a therapeutic approach for bone metastases in recurrent prostate cancer (PCa) patients. METHODS This retrospective study includes 20 PCa patients (median age: 67; range: 51-80 years) presenting biochemical relapse after primary treatment who underwent CHO-PET/CT based HTT on positive bone metastases from December 2007 to June 2014. The effectiveness of HTT assessed with biochemical response at 3/6/12 months, biochemical relapse free survival (bRFS) and overall survival (OS) at 2 years...
September 19, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933050/toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-mediates-inflammation-and-tissue-injury-in-diabetic-nephropathy
#19
REVIEW
Giacomo Garibotto, Annalisa Carta, Daniela Picciotto, Francesca Viazzi, Daniela Verzola
Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are a class of receptors of the innate immune system which detect pathogen-associated and danger-associated molecular patterns in order to initiate an inflammatory response. TLR2 and TLR4 downward signaling causes the production of proinflammatory cytokines that can induce insulin resistance and cardiovascular damage in obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus. In diabetic nephropathy, TLR4, nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing protein 2 (NOD2), and NLRP3 inflammasome are involved in the production and persistence of inflammation...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933047/the-right-touch-stroking-of-ct-innervated-skin-promotes-vocal-emotion-processing
#20
Annett Schirmer, Thomas C Gunter
Research has revealed a special mechanoreceptor, called C-tactile (CT) afferent, that is situated in hairy skin and that seems relevant for the processing of social touch. We pursued a possible role of this receptor in the perception of other social signals such as a person's voice. Participants completed three sessions in which they heard surprised and neutral vocal and nonvocal sounds and detected rare sound repetitions. In a given session, participants received no touch or soft brushstrokes to the arm (CT innervated) or palm (CT free)...
September 20, 2017: Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience
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