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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210014/dilemma-correlation-between-serum-level-of-hepcidin-and-il-6-in-anemic-myeloma-patients
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Lejla Ibricevic-Balic, Emina Icindic-Nakas, Sabaheta Hasic, Emina Kiseljakovic, Alma Sofo-Hafizovic, Sefkija Balic
INTRODUCTION: Anemia occurs in 60% to 80 % of patients with newly diagnosed myeloma multiplex (MM). The cause of anemia in MM is probably multi factorial and involved among the others hepcidin and some cytokines, especially interleukine-6. Anemia in MM is one of the risk factor used in Durie-Salmon classification for staging and prognostic score. Treatment options are set according to this score with most significant impact on survival. AIM: To estimate baseline level of serum hepcidin, IL-6 and iron metabolism markers in anemic MM patients, possible role of hepcidin and its interaction with IL-6...
December 2016: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198912/inflammatory-bowel-disease-outpatient-treatment-profile
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Rachael Miranda Dos Santos, Ana Teresa Pugas Carvalho, Kelly Dos Santos Silva, Selma Petra Chaves Sá, Aparecida Helena Dos Santos, Millene Ramos Sandinha
BACKGROUND: Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are the two major forms of inflammatory bowel disease. The incidence and prevalence of both conditions have increased and are progressively increasing. These diseases are frequently recurrent and clinically highly severe. In Brazil, the lack of epidemiological data related to such diseases has left these patients in a vulnerable state and contributed to increased morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To describe the profiles of patients with inflammatory bowel disease treated in an outpatient service in Brazil...
February 13, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198515/development-and-characterization-of-microsatellite-markers-for-solen-grandis-using-illumina-sequencing-approach
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Y W Feng, H L Jiang, Y T Liu, X P Wu, X Q Liu, X M Wei
Solen grandis is an important economic and overexploited bivalve species. In order to perform its fine-scale genetic analyses, 105 pairs of microsatellites with polymorphism were identified through Illumina Hiseq platform and bioinformatic assembly technology in this study. The estimated fragment size ranged from 100 to 268 bp and the number of alleles per locus varied between 2 and 23. Observed and expected heterozygosities varied from 0.0667 to 1.0000 and 0.0966 to 0.9492, respectively. Fourteen loci deviated significantly from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium after Bonferroni correction...
February 8, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195932/contrast-agent-induced-high-signal-intensity-in-dentate-nucleus-on-unenhanced-t1-weighted-images-comparison-of-gadodiamide-and-gadoxetic-acid
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Shintaro Ichikawa, Utaroh Motosugi, Yoshie Omiya, Hiroshi Onishi
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether an association exists between T1-signal increase in the dentate nucleus (DN) on unenhanced magnetic resonance imaging and previous administration of gadoxetic acid and gadodiamide. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board; the requirement for informed patient consent was waived. A total of 132 patients (male-female ratio, 86:46; mean age, 68.8 ± 11.6 years) who underwent imaging between December 2000 and April 2016 were divided into 4 groups: patients with 5 or more administrations of gadoxetic acid ("gadoxetic acid ≥5 administrations" group), only 1 administration of gadoxetic acid ("gadoxetic acid 1 administration" group), no gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) administration or chronic liver disease (CLD; "no GBCA administration and no CLD" group), and 5 or more administrations of gadodiamide ("gadodiamide ≥5 administrations" group)...
February 11, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185841/varicocele-embolization-with-glue-and-coils-a-single-center-experience
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C Bilreiro, P Donato, J F Costa, A Agostinho, V Carvalheiro, F Caseiro-Alves
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare metallic coils and glue (n-butyl-2 cyanoacrylate) for varicocele embolization, regarding immediate technical and clinical success, procedure time, complications and recurrence rates. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis of a consecutive series of varicocele embolization procedures performed between July 2012 and July 2015 was undertaken. A total of 129 procedures were performed, 26 using glue (20.2%; 26 men with a mean age of 32...
February 6, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176917/xiaozhi-decoction-reduced-posthemorrhoidectomy-pain-and-analgesic-medication-consumption-a-prospective-study
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Jianbin Shen, Xiagang Luo, Xiao Zhou, Chengwu Tang, Huanyu Ju, Yongqiang Xu, Lianjin Qin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Xiaozhi decoction (XZD) on posthemorrhoidectomy pain and analgesic medication consumption. METHODS: From May 2013 to March 2015, 315 patients who underwent open hemorrhoidectomy in our hospital were enrolled in this study, of whom, 160 patients were randomly assigned to accept sitz bath with warm water after hemorrhoidectomy (control group) and 155 patients were randomly assigned to accept sitz bath with XZD (XZD group) after hemorrhoidectomy...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176673/surgical-hip-dislocation-in-treatment-of-slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis
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Mohammed Elmarghany, Tarek M Abd El-Ghaffar, Mahmoud Seddik, Ahmed Akar, Yousef Gad, Eissa Ragheb, Alessandro Aprato, Alessandro Massè
BACKGROUND: Most surgeons advocate in situ fixation of the slipped epiphysis with acceptance of any persistent deformity in the proximal femur [Aronsson DD, Loder RT, Breur GJ, Weinstein SL (2006) Slipped capital femoral epiphysis: current concepts. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 14, 666-679]. This residual deformity can lead to osteoarthritis due to femoroacetabular cam impingement (FAI) [Leunig M, Slongo T, Ganz R (2008) Subcapital realignment in slipped capital femoral epiphysis: surgical hip dislocation and trimming of the stable trochanter to protect the perfusion of the epiphysis...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155601/comparison-of-the-acute-hematopoietic-capacities-of-erythropoietin-and-u-74389g-concerning-hematocrit-levels
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Constantinos Tsompos, Constantinos Panoulis, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Aggeliki Triantafyllou, George Zografos, Apostolos Papalois
AIM: This study compared the hematopoietic capacities of erythropoietin (Epo) and antioxidant drug U-74389G, based on 2 preliminary studies. The provided results on hematocrit levels augmentation were co-evaluated in a hypoxia reoxygenation protocol of an animal model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hematocrit levels were evaluated at the 60th reoxygenation min (for groups A, C and E) and at the 120th reoxygenation min (for groups B, D and F) in 60 rats. Groups A and B received no drugs, rats from groups C and D were administered with Epo; whereas rats from groups E and F were administered with U-74389G...
January 31, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153154/evaluation-of-invisalign-treatment-effectiveness-and-efficiency-compared-with-conventional-fixed-appliances-using-the-peer-assessment-rating-index
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Jiafeng Gu, Jack Shengyu Tang, Brennan Skulski, Henry W Fields, F Michael Beck, Allen R Firestone, Do-Gyoon Kim, Toru Deguchi
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this retrospective case-control study was to compare the treatment effectiveness and efficiency of the Invisalign system with conventional fixed appliances in treating orthodontic patients with mild to moderate malocclusion in a graduate orthodontic clinic. METHODS: Using the peer assessment rating (PAR) index, we evaluated pretreatment and posttreatment records of 48 Invisalign patients and 48 fixed appliances patients. The 2 groups of patients were controlled for general characteristics and initial severity of malocclusion...
February 2017: American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128678/permanent-atrial-fibrillation-impairs-the-function-of-circulating-endothelial-progenitor-cells
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Qiang Tan, Shuangyue Zhang, Ximing Qi, Xiaoyi Zou, Qiang Sun
OBJECTIVE: to determine whether functions of endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) were impaired in patients with permanent atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS: 35 patients with permanent AF (AF group) and 35 age and sex matched controls (control group) were collected. The numbers of circulating CD34(+)/KDR(+) cells were determined with flow cytometry in the two groups. Cell proliferation, tube formation, nitric oxygen (NO) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) were assayed...
January 27, 2017: Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127386/the-surgical-pathology-laboratory-in-mwanza-tanzania-a-survey-on-the-reproducibility-of-diagnoses-after-the-first-years-of-autonomous-activity
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R Tumino, P F Rambau, F Callea, L Leoncini, R Monaco, J Kahima, V Stracca Pansa, L Viberti, D Amadori, P Giovenali, K A Mteta
BACKGROUND: In 2000, an Italian non-governmental organisation (NGO) began a 9-year project to establish a surgical pathology laboratory at the Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) in Mwanza, Tanzania, a country with a low Human Development Index (HDI), and as of 2009, the laboratory was operating autonomously. The present survey aims to evaluate the reproducibility of histological and cytological diagnoses assigned in the laboratory's early years of autonomous activity. We selected a random sample of 196 histological and cytological diagnoses issued in 2010-2011 at the BMC surgical pathology laboratory...
2017: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125294/effects-of-exposure-parameters-and-slice-thickness-on-detecting-clear-and-unclear-mandibular-canals-using-cone-beam-ct
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Gainer R Jasa, Mayumi Shimizu, Kazutoshi Okamura, Kenji Tokumori, Yohei Takeshita, Warangkana Weerawanich, Kazunori Yoshiura
: Objectives The purpose of this study was to clarify the effects of exposure parameters and image processing methods when using cone beam CT (CBCT) to detect clear and unclear mandibular canals (MCs). Methods Twenty-four dry half mandibles were divided into two groups with clear and unclear MCs based on a previous CBCT study. Mandibles were scanned using a CBCT system with varying exposure parameters (tube voltages 60, 70, and 90 kV; and tube currents 2, 5, 10 and 15 mA) to obtain a total of 144 scans...
January 26, 2017: Dento Maxillo Facial Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105260/shear-wave-elastography-in-hepatitis-c-patients-before-and-after-antiviral-therapy
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Toshikuni Suda, Osamu Okawa, Rion Masaoka, Yoshinori Gyotoku, Naohiko Tokutomi, Yasumi Katayama, Masaya Tamano
AIM: To investigate shear wave (SW) propagation velocity in patients with untreated hepatitis C and patients with sustained virological response (SVR). METHODS: A total of 136 hepatitis C patients [85 patients who had not received antiviral therapy (naïve group) and 51 patients who had received antiviral therapy and subsequently achieved SVR of at least 24 wk (SVR group)] and 58 healthy volunteers and outpatients without liver disease (control group) underwent evaluation of liver stiffness by SW elastography (SWE)...
January 8, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101700/predicting-brain-metastases-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-based-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Gang Yin, Churong Li, Heng Chen, Yangkun Luo, Lucia Clara Orlandini, Pei Wang, Jinyi Lang
In this study the relationship between brain structure and brain metastases (BM) occurrence was analyzed. A model for predicting the time of BM onset in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was proposed. Twenty patients were used to develop the model, whereas the remaining 69 were used for independent validation and verification of the model. Magnetic resonance images were segmented into cerebrospinal fluid, gray matter (GM), and white matter using voxel-based morphometry. Automatic anatomic labeling template was used to extract 116 brain regions from the GM volume...
January 18, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039296/effectiveness-of-senior-dance-on-risk-factors-for-falls-in-older-adults-danse-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Marcia R Franco, Catherine Sherrington, Anne Tiedemann, Leani S Pereira, Monica R Perracini, Claudia R S Faria, Rafael Z Pinto, Carlos M Pastre
INTRODUCTION: Strong evidence shows that exercise is effective to improve fall risk factors among older people. However, older people's participation and adherence to exercise programmes is suboptimal. Type of exercise and apathy are reported to be barriers to exercise participation, suggesting that new effective interventions are needed. The primary aim of this randomised controlled trial is to investigate the effect of Senior Dance plus brief education for falls prevention on balance among people aged 60 years or over, compared with a control group receiving only brief education...
December 30, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024428/population-structure-and-genetic-diversity-of-indian-major-carp-labeo-rohita-hamilton-1822-from-three-phylo-geographically-isolated-riverine-ecosystems-of-india-as-revealed-by-mtdna-cytochrome-b-region-sequences
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Bijay Kumar Behera, Vishwamitra Singh Baisvar, Swaraj Priyaranjan Kunal, Dharmendra Kumar Meena, Debarata Panda, Sudip Pakrashi, Prasenjit Paria, Pronob Das, Dibakar Bhakta, Dipesh Debnath, Suvra Roy, V R Suresh, J K Jena
The population structure and genetic diversity of Rohu (Labeo rohita Hamilton, 1822) was studied by analysis of the partial sequences of mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b region. We examined 133 samples collected from six locations in three geographically isolated rivers of India. Analysis of 11 haplotypes showed low haplotype diversity (0.00150), nucleotide diversity (π) (0.02884) and low heterogeneity value (0.00374). Analysis of molecular variance (AMOVA) revealed the genetic diversity of L. rohita within population is very high than between the populations...
December 26, 2016: Mitochondrial DNA. Part A. DNA Mapping, Sequencing, and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009315/differences-in-ecg-characteristics-and-co-morbidities-among-patients-who-underwent-elective-surgical-repair
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I Botchorishvili, N Sharashidze, N Pargalava, Z Pagava, G Saatashvili
The aim of the study was to assess differences in ECG features and prevalence of comorbidies between two groups of patiens: with Abdominal Aortic Aneurism (AAA) and Aorto-Iliac Occlusive Desieses-Lerish Syndrome (LS). Data was collected for all consecutive adult patients who underwent elective surgical repair of AAA (fusiform aneurysm) or LS at "The Center of Vascular and Heart Diseases" (Tbilisi, Georgia) between 2010 and 2014. We studied a prevalence of Arterial Hypertension (AHT); Diabetes mellitus (DM); Renal Failure (RF),Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD), Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and rate of coronary revascularization in these patients; We also, investigate some of the electrocariographic characteristics: Corrected QT interval(QTC),QT dispersion(QTD)...
November 2016: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995667/liver-dysfunction-in-women-with-pregnancy-induced-antithrombin-deficiency
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Mamoru Morikawa, Kosuke Kawabata, Emi Kato-Hirayama, Yasunari Oda, Hiroto Ueda, Soromon Kataoka, Takashi Yamada, Kazuhiko Okuyama, Kazuo Sengoku, Hisanori Minakami
AIM: The aim of this study was to determine whether women with pregnancy-induced antithrombin deficiency (PIATD) had higher risk of liver dysfunction in the absence of thrombocytopenia. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective observational study at five centers in all 129 women with incidentally found PIATD among 5249 maternities and 129 control women without PIATD matched for number of fetuses and gestational week at delivery. PIATD was diagnosed in women with antenatal antithrombin (AT) activities of ≤75% followed by a further decrease to ≤65% peripartum...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992935/qsar-differential-model-for-prediction-of-sirt1-modulation-using-monte-carlo-method
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A Kumar, S Chauhan
Silent information regulator 2 homologue one (SIRT1) modulators have therapeutic potential for a number of diseases like cardiovascular, metabolic, inflammatory and age related disorders. Here, we have studied both activators and inhibitors of SIRT1 and constructed differential quantitative structure activity relationship (QSAR) models using CORAL software by Monte Carlo optimization method and SMILES notation. 3 splits divided into 3 subsets: sub-training, calibration and test sets, were examined and validated with a prediction set...
December 19, 2016: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978834/comparison-of-the-placebo-effect-between-different-non-penetrating-acupuncture-devices-and-real-acupuncture-in-healthy-subjects-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Leonardo Yung Dos Santos Maciel, Paula Michele Dos Santos Leite, Mauricio Lima Poderoso Neto, Andreza Carvalho Rabelo Mendonça, Carla Carolina Alves de Araujo, Jersica da Hora Santos Souza, Josimari Melo DeSantana
BACKGROUND: Several studies have used placebo acupuncture methods in recent years as a way for blinding therapeutic effect of acupuncture, however placebo method selection has not followed enough methodological criteria to the point of stabilishing a consensus of what should be the best method to be used. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of three different placebo acupuncture methods for blinding applied in healthy subjects. METHODS: This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Federal University of Sergipe with the number 47193015...
December 15, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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