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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046728/high-prevalence-of-berardinelli-seip-congenital-lipodystrophy-in-rio-grande-do-norte-state-northeast-brazil
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Lázaro Batista de Azevedo Medeiros, Verônica Kristina Cândido Dantas, Aquiles Sales Craveiro Sarmento, Lucymara Fassarella Agnez-Lima, Adriana Lúcia Meireles, Thaiza Teixeira Xavier Nobre, Josivan Gomes de Lima, Julliane Tamara Araújo de Melo Campos
BACKGROUND: Berardinelli-Seip Congenital Lipodystrophy (BSCL) is a rare disease characterized by the almost complete absence of adipose tissue. Although a large number of BSCL cases was previously identified in Rio Grande do Norte (RN), a state in Northeast Brazil, its prevalence in RN regions and municipalities remains unknown. The purpose of this study was to better characterize the prevalence of BSCL in RN. METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted using secondary data obtained from the Association of Parents and People with BSCL of RN to determine its prevalence...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030586/batrachochytrium-salamandrivorans-not-detected-in-u-s-survey-of-pet-salamanders
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Blake Klocke, Matthew Becker, James Lewis, Robert C Fleischer, Carly R Muletz-Wolz, Larry Rockwood, A Alonso Aguirre, Brian Gratwicke
We engaged pet salamander owners in the United States to screen their animals for two amphibian chytrid fungal pathogens Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) and B. salamandrivorans (Bsal). We provided pet owners with a sampling kit and instructional video to swab the skin of their animals. We received 639 salamander samples from 65 species by mail, and tested them for Bd and Bsal using qPCR. We detected Bd on 1.3% of salamanders (95% CI 0.0053-0.0267) and did not detect Bsal (95% CI 0.0000-0.0071). If Bsal is present in the U...
October 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992016/determining-the-effects-of-early-gestation-in-utero-heat-stress-on-postnatal-fasting-heat-production-and-circulating-biomarkers-associated-with-metabolism-in-growing-pigs
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N M Chapel, C J Byrd, D W Lugar, G M Morello, L H Baumgard, J W Ross, T J Safranski, M C Lucy, J S Johnson
The study objective was to characterize effects of early gestation in utero heat stress (IUHS) on postnatal fasting heat production (FHP) and blood biomarkers associated with metabolism in growing pigs. Based on previous observation of increased postnatal core body temperature set point in IUHS pigs, we hypothesized that FHP would be altered during postnatal life because of IUHS. Pregnant first-parity gilts were exposed to thermoneutral (TN; = 4; 17.8 ± 0.1°C) or heat stress (HS; = 4; cyclical 28 to 38°C) conditions from d 30 to 60 of gestation...
September 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985325/home-based-telerehabilitation-in-older-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-heart-failure-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Palmira Bernocchi, Michele Vitacca, Maria Teresa La Rovere, Maurizio Volterrani, Tiziana Galli, Doriana Baratti, Mara Paneroni, Giuseppe Campolongo, Barbara Sposato, Simonetta Scalvini
Background: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and chronic heart failure (CHF) frequently coexist in older people, reducing patients' quality of life (QoL) and increasing morbidity and mortality. Objective: we studied the feasibility and efficacy of an integrated telerehabilitation home-based programme (Telereab-HBP), 4 months long, in patients with combined COPD and CHF. The primary outcome was exercise tolerance evaluated at the 6-min walk test (6MWT)...
August 30, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980998/low-temperature-behaviour-of-k2sc-si2o6-f-determination-of-the-lock-in-phase-and-its-relationships-with-fresnoite-and-melilite-type-compounds
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C Hejny, L Bindi
K2Sc[Si2O6]F exhibits, at room temperature, a (3 + 2)-dimensional incommensurately modulated structure [a = 8.9878 (1), c = 8.2694 (2) Å, V = 668.01 (2) Å(3); superspace group P42/mnm(α,α,0)000s(-α,α,0)0000] with modulation wavevectors q1 = 0.2982 (4)(a* + b*) and q2 = 0.2982 (4)(-a* + b*). Its low-temperature behaviour has been studied by single-crystal X-ray diffraction. Down to 45 K, the irrational component α of the modulation wavevectors is quite constant varying from 0.2982 (4) (RT), through 0...
October 1, 2017: Acta Crystallographica Section B, Structural Science, Crystal Engineering and Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965050/trace-level-determination-of-chloroacetyl-chloride-and-degradation-products-by-derivatization-gas-chromatography
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Marie-France Morissette, Larry Wigman, Jerry Tso
A gas chromatographic procedure has been developed for the trace determination of chloroacetyl chloride (CAC) and two of its impurities: methyl chloroacetate (MCA) and chloroacetic acid (CAA). All three compounds are derivatized using piperidine in dichloroethane prior to their analysis via gas chromatography coupled with a flame ionization detection (GC-FID). Recoveries of each compound were assessed in two different pharmaceutical matrices (intermediate and final active pharmaceutical ingredient) and ranged from 75 to 125%...
September 23, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963744/factors-associated-with-low-anterior-resection-syndrome-after-surgical-treatment-of-rectal-cancer
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Luis Miguel Jimenez-Gomez, Eloy Espin-Basany, Loris Trenti, Marc Martí-Gallostra, José Luis Sánchez-García, Francesc Vallribera-Valls, Esther Kreisler, Sebastiano Biondo, Manuel Armengol-Carrasco
AIM: To assess factors independently associated with low anterior resection syndrome (LARS) following resection or rectal cancer. METHOD: Cross-sectional study carried out in two acute-care teaching hospitals in Barcelona, Spain. Patients who had undergone sphincter preserving low anterior resection with curative intent, with total or partial mesorectal excision (with and without protective ileostomy) between January 2001 and December 2009 completed a self-administered questionnaire to assess bowel dysfunction after rectal cancer surgery...
September 29, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952360/migrant-elders-in-hainan-china-report-better-health-and-lower-depression-than-local-born-elderly-residents
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Wei Wang, Qingxia Wu, Xiaoyang Yang, Xin He, Xuefang An
BACKGROUND: The number of migrant elders is increasing due to ageing of the global population and increasing life expectancy. There is accumulating evidence of the impact of internal or international migration on health. AIM: To compare the health and depression of local and migrant elders in Hainan province. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Health and depression were assessed by the Self-Rated Health Measurement Scale Version 1.0 (SRHMS V1.0) and the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS), respectively...
September 27, 2017: Annals of Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944359/crestal-sinus-lift-using-an-implant-with-an-internal-l-shaped-channel-1-year-after-loading-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Marco Tallarico, David L Cochran, Erta Xhanari, Claudia Dellavia, Elena Canciani, Eitan Mijiritsky, Silvio Mario Meloni
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical and radiographic outcomes of a one-stage crestal sinus elevation procedure using a self-tapping endosseous implant system (iRaise, Maxillent, Herzliya, Israel) developed for sinus augmentation, 1 year after loading. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients needing restoration in the posterior maxilla with a residual alveolar crest of 3 to 8 mm in height and 5 mm in width distal to the canine as measured on CBCT scan were treated using the iRaise sinus lift system...
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943894/prevalence-and-severity-of-syndrome-z-in-women-with-metabolic-syndrome-on-waiting-list-for-bariatric-surgery-a-cross-sectional-study
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Eduardo Araujo Perez, Luis Vicente Franco Oliveira, Wilson Rodrigues Freitas, Carlos Alberto Malheiros, Elias Jirjoss Ilias, Anderson Soares Silva, Jessica Julioti Urbano, Patricia Clemente Oliveira, Felipe X Cepeda, Luciana M M Sampaio, Ivani C Trombetta, Humberto Delle, Daniel Gianella Neto, Sergio Roberto Nacif, Roberto Stirbulov
BACKGROUND: In recent years, obesity has become one of the most important public health problems in the world, with a growing prevalence in both developed and developing countries. Recent studies show that sleep disturbances, especially obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) may be a manifestation of metabolic syndrome (MetS). Although the association of OSA with the MetS is largely attributed to obesity, the exact pathophysiological mechanisms and their individual characteristics still need to be identified...
2017: Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921310/effects-of-vildagliptin-add-on-insulin-therapy-on-nocturnal-glycemic-variations-in-uncontrolled-type-2-diabetes
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Feng-Fei Li, Yun Shen, Rui Sun, Dan-Feng Zhang, Xing Jin, Xiao-Fang Zhai, Mao-Yuan Chen, Xiao-Fei Su, Jin-Dan Wu, Lei Ye, Jian-Hua Ma
INTRODUCTION: To investigate whether vildagliptin add-on insulin therapy improves glycemic variations in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes (T2D) compared to patients with placebo therapy. METHODS: This was a 24-week, single-center, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Inadequately controlled T2D patients treated with insulin therapy were recruited between June 2012 and April 2013. The trial included a 2-week screening period and a 24-week randomized period...
September 18, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915682/systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-breast-conservation-therapy-followed-by-radiotherapy-in-four-breast-cancer-subtypes
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Xin-Bin Pan, Rou-Jun Chen, Shi-Ting Huang, Yan-Ming Jiang, Xiao-Dong Zhu
The different molecular subtypes of breast cancer are associated with distinct outcomes. We assessed the efficacy of breast conservation therapy (BCT) followed by radiotherapy for patients with different breast cancer subtypes. We searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Library databases to identify studies published prior to April 30, 2016 that assessed the efficacy of BCT followed by radiotherapy in breast cancer patients with different molecular subtypes. A meta-analysis of seven studies that included 3,798 luminal A, 770 luminal B, 344 human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (Her-2), and 767 triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patients was performed...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905161/retrospective-observation-on-trabeculectomy-of-primary-congenital-glaucoma-by-applying-biological-amniotic-membranes-soaked-with-5-fluorouracil
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Chenming Zhang, Jing Wang, Hui Gao, Xiuqin Wang, Min Wu, Bailing Guo, Chunlei Liu, Wei Liu
PURPOSE: To report our experience on treatment of primary congenital glaucoma with trabeculectomy in combination with biological amniotic membranes soaked with 5-fluorouracil. METHODS: This is a retrospective study. Thirty primary congenital glaucoma (PCG) patients (41 eyes) were treated with trabeculectomy in combination with biological amniotic membranes soaked with 5-fluorouracil before operation and followed up for 2.75 ± 1.35 years in average ranging from 1...
September 13, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874937/antimicrobial-therapy-for-pneumonia-in-the-emergency-department-the-impact-of-clinical-pharmacists-on-appropriateness
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Brett A Faine, Nicholas Mohr, Jenna Dietrich, Laura Meadow, Kari K Harland, Elizabeth Chrischilles
INTRODUCTION: Pneumonia impacts over four million people annually and is the leading cause of infectious disease-related hospitalization and mortality in the United States. Appropriate empiric antimicrobial therapy decreases hospital length of stay and improves mortality. The objective of our study was to test the hypothesis that the presence of an emergency medicine (EM) clinical pharmacist improves the timing and appropriateness of empiric antimicrobial therapy for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP)...
August 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868961/serotonin-gated-inward-currents-are-three-times-more-frequent-in-rat-hairy-skin-sensory-afferents-than-in-those-innervating-the-skeletal-muscle
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Leonardo Fierro
Tight whole-cell patch clamp was performed in 191 DiI (1,1'-dioctadecyl-3,3,3'3'-tetramethylindocarbocyanine perchlorate) retrogradely labeled rat sensory afferents from skin shoulders ( n = 93) and biceps femoris muscles ( n = 98). 5-HT-gated inward currents were evoked with 50-µM serotonin (5-HT; 5-hydroxytryptamine), and their frequency and current densities were compared between skin and skeletal muscle sensory afferents. To evaluate if 5-HT-gated inward currents coexist with other ligand-gated currents, the skin and skeletal muscle sensory afferents were also sequentially exposed to external solution at pH 6...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867709/neuroprotective-effect-of-corydalis-ternata-extract-and-its-phytochemical-quantitative-analysis
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Yu Jin Kim, Hye-Sun Lim, Yoonju Kim, Jun Lee, Bu-Yeo Kim, Soo-Jin Jeong
The tubers of Corydalis ternata have been used to treat cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and cardiac arrhythmia. Its active components have anticholinesterase, antiamnesic, and anti-inflammatory activities, and analgesic effects. In the present study, we performed quantitative analyses of the two components of C. ternata, coptisine and berberine, using HPLC. A 70% ethanol extract of C. ternata was prepared and the two components were separated using a C-18 analytical column on a gradient solvent system of acetonitrile and 0...
2017: Chemical & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795537/proteomics-investigations-into-serum-proteins-adsorbed-by-high-flux-and-low-flux-dialysis-membranes
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Shuai Han, Kaiguang Yang, Jingdi Sun, Jianhui Liu, Lihua Zhang, Jiuyang Zhao
PURPOSE: Hemodialysis is one of the most important therapies for patients with uremia, and the dialysis membrane is the predominant factor that impacts the efficiency of dialysis. Here, we investigated protein adsorption on two different membranes to provide a basis for improving dialysis materials. METHODS: Two cases treated with the Polyflux 14L low-flux dialyzer and the Polyflux 140H high-flux dialyzers during two continuous therapies were selected. Four used dialyzers from selected patients were infused with C12Im-Cl to elute the adsorbed proteins...
August 10, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782347/the-diurnal-pattern-of-salivary-il-1%C3%AE-in-healthy-young-adults
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Nur Basirah Ghazali, Michael Steele, David Koh, Adi Idris
Disruption in circadian rhythm affects the production of inflammatory cytokines. Understanding how it behaves in diseased conditions is essential. Despite the role of the interleukin-1β (IL-1β), a potent inflammatory cytokine, in human diseases, little is known about the steady-state circadian rhythm of IL-1β in healthy individuals. This short study investigates the diurnal pattern of salivary IL-1β throughout the day in healthy young adults. Twelve participants provided saliva samples at various times throughout the day...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768500/long-term-safety-and-tolerability-of-tafluprost-0-0015-vs-timolol-0-1-preservative-free-in-ocular-hypertensive-and-in-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Teresa Rolle, Roberta Spinetta, Raffaele Nuzzi
BACKGROUND: The effects of preservatives of antiglaucoma medications on corneal surface and tear function have been widely shown in literature; it's not the same as regards the active compounds themselves. The purpose of our study was to compare Ocular Surface Disease (OSD) signs and symptoms of Tafluprost 0.0015% versus preservative free (PF) Timolol 0.1% eyedrops in ocular hypertensive (OH) and in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study included patients in monotherapy for at least 36 months with Tafluprost 0...
August 3, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763917/-analysis-of-the-patterns-of-female-breast-cancer-incidence-in-shanghai-2003-2012
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C X Wu, Y Zheng, P P Bao, Z Z Huang, M L Zhang, K Gu, Y M Xiang, P Peng, Y M Gong, W J Zhong
Objective: To analyze the patterns of female breast cancer and their incidence in Shanghai during 2003-2012, and to compare them with international data. Methods: The data of female breast cancer cases diagnosed between 2003 and 2012 were collected from the Shanghai Cancer Registry. The record of cancer cases included the patient's name, gender, date of birth, permanent and residential address, diagnosis site or name, histological type, date of first diagnosis, diagnostic basis and diagnostic stage, etc. Data source of cancer incidence of World, Developed Countries, Developing Countries, East Asia and China in 2012 sourced from GLOBOCAN 2012 database of the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC); and the data of USA during 2008-2012 was collected from SEER 18 database from Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)...
August 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
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