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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545164/loss-of-appendicular-muscle-mass-in-haemodialysis-patients-is-associated-with-increased-self-reported-depression-anxiety-and-lower-general-health-scores
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Helen Alston, Aine Burns, Andrew Davenport
AIMS: Depressive symptoms are commonly reported by haemodialysis (HD) patients. Previous reports have suggested an association between depression and nutritional status. To investigate this, we measured muscle mass in HD patients screened for depression. METHODS: The Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) were used to screen for depression, and quality of life assessed by the short form 36 (SF36), and measured appendicular lean mass (ALM) post-dialysis with segmental bioimpedance...
May 25, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540205/clinicopathological-spectrum-of-snake-bite-induced-acute-kidney-injury-from-india
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Sanjay Vikrant, Ajay Jaryal, Anupam Parashar
AIM: To study the clinico-pathological spectrum of snake bite-induced acute kidney injury (AKI). METHODS: A retrospective study of patients admitted at Indira Gandhi Medical College Hospital, Shimla with snake bite-induced AKI from July 2003 to June 2016. Medical records were evaluated for patient's information on demographic, clinical characteristics, complications and outcome. Outcomes of duration of hospital stay, requirement for intensive care unit support, treatment with dialysis, survival and mortality were analyzed...
May 6, 2017: World Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537519/burden-and-outcome-of-vitamin-d-deficiency-among-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-study
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Enas Anwar, Gehan Hamdy, Eman Taher, Esmat Fawzy, Sherif Abdulattif, Mohamed H Attia
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D deficiency is a prevalent condition among critically ill patients. Information about the relationship between vitamin D levels and outcomes in the intensive care unit (ICU) is sparse. PURPOSE: To evaluate vitamin D status among critically ill patients and its relevance to severity of illness, ICU stay period, and mortality. METHODS: This prospective multicenter study was conducted in the ICUs of Fayoum, Cairo, Alazhar, and Ain Shams university hospitals...
June 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536229/cyclooxygenase-2-inhibitor-induced-acute-interstitial-nephritis
#4
Brittany Albrecht, Shelley Giebel, Michelle McCarron, Bhanu Prasad
A 64-year-old female patient presented to the emergency department with a 3-week history of persistent nausea and vomiting. Her serum creatine prior to admission was 118 µmol/L and on presentation was elevated to 420 µmol/L. On clinical history, she indicated that 3 weeks prior, she had been initiated on a cyclooygenase-2 (COX-2) inhibitor, celecoxib, for her osteoarthritis of her knees. Renal biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of acute interstitial nephritis (AIN). Celecoxib was discontinued and the patient's renal function improved to a discharge creatine of 205-220 µmol/L...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536169/inflammatory-stroke-extracellular-vesicles-induce-macrophage-activation
#5
Yvonne Couch, Naveed Akbar, Simon Davis, Roman Fischer, Alex M Dickens, Ain A Neuhaus, Annette I Burgess, Peter M Rothwell, Alastair M Buchan
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are protein-lipid complexes released from cells, as well as actively exocytosed, as part of normal physiology, but also during pathological processes such as those occurring during a stroke. Our aim was to determine the inflammatory potential of stroke EVs. METHODS: EVs were quantified and analyzed in the sera of patients after an acute stroke (<24 hours; OXVASC [Oxford Vascular Study]). Isolated EV fractions were subjected to untargeted proteomic analysis by liquid chromatography mass-spectrometry/mass-spectrometry and then applied to macrophages in culture to investigate inflammatory gene expression...
May 23, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532994/johne-s-disease-in-the-eyes-of-irish-cattle-farmers-a-qualitative-narrative-research-approach-to-understanding-implications-for-disease-management
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Conor G McAloon, Áine Macken-Walsh, Lisa Moran, Paul Whyte, Simon J More, Luke O'Grady, Michael L Doherty
Bovine Johne's Disease (JD) is a disease characterised by chronic granulomatous enteritis which manifests clinically as a protein-losing enteropathy causing diarrhoea, hypoproteinaemia, emaciation and, eventually death. Some research exists to suggest that the aetiologic pathogen Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis may pose a zoonotic risk. Nationally coordinated control programmes have been introduced in many of the major milk producing countries across the world. However, JD is challenging to control in infected herds owing to limitations of diagnostic tests and the long incubation period of the disease...
June 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530494/review-anal-intraepithelial-neoplasia-in-hiv-infected-men-who-have-sex-with-men-is-screening-and-treatment-justified
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Peter Wasserman, David S Rubin, Glenn Turett
Anal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the fourth most prevalent cancer in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected men who have sex with men (MSM). Human papillomavirus (HPV) has been detected in over 90% of anal carcinoma biopsy specimens from MSM, and is considered a necessary, but alone, insufficient factor for carcinogenesis. Anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN) may be precursive for SCC, and screening cytology with referral of persons with abnormality for high-resolution anoscopy-guided biopsy, and AIN treatment, has been recommended for prevention...
May 22, 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522726/draft-genome-sequences-of-bacillus-cereus-e41-and-bacillus-anthracis-f34-isolated-from-algerian-salt-lakes
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Mohamed Seghir Daas, Albert Remus R Rosana, Jeella Z Acedo, Farida Nateche, Salima Kebbouche-Gana, John C Vederas, Rebecca J Case
Two strains of Bacillus, B. cereus E41 and B. anthracis F34, were isolated from a salt lake in Aïn M'lila-Oum El Bouaghi, eastern Algeria, and Ain Baida-Ouargla, southern Algeria, respectively. Their genomes display genes for the production of several bioactive secondary metabolites, including polyhydroxyalkanoate, iron siderophores, lipopeptides, and bacteriocins.
May 18, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521172/hetarylcoumarins-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-as-potent-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitors
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Faryal Chaudhry, Shahnaz Choudhry, Rahila Huma, Muhammad Ashraf, Mariya Al-Rashida, Rubina Munir, Ramsha Sohail, Bakhat Jahan, Munawar Ali Munawar, Misbahul Ain Khan
In search of better α-glucosidase inhibitors, a series of novel hetarylcoumarins (3a-3j) were designed and synthesized through a facile multicomponent route where p-toluenesulfonic acid (PTSA) was explored as an efficient catalyst. These new scaffolds were further evaluated for their α-glucosidase inhibition potentials. All the derivatives exhibited good to excellent results which were comparable or even better than of standard drug acarbose. Of these compounds, a dihalogenated compound 3f was found to be the most effective one with IC50: 2...
May 10, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514832/anti-obesity-effects-of-tea-from-mangifera-indica-l-leaves-of-the-ub%C3%A3-variety-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-rats
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Natalia Medina Ramírez, Renata C Lopes Toledo, Maria E Castro Moreira, Hércia Stampini Duarte Martino, Laércio Dos Anjos Benjamin, José H de Queiroz, Andréia Queiroz Ribeiro, Sônia Machado Rocha Ribeiro
Due to the high content of bioactive compounds, herbal teas are being investigated as adjuvant in chronic disease management. Studies have shown that mango leaf tea contain mangiferin, total phenolics and antioxidants, compounds with many functional properties. Therefore, this study aims to evaluate the anti-obesity effects of tea from Mangifera indica L. leaves, Ubá variety (TML), in obese rats fed a high-fat diet (HFD). For this, adult male Wistar rats were divided into three groups (n=8): the control group (fed AIN-93 diet), obese group (fed a HFD) and treated group (fed a HFD and supplemented with TML for 8 weeks)...
May 13, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508344/vaginal-hysterectomy-versus-laparoscopically-assisted-vaginal-hysterectomy-for-large-uteri-between-280-and-700%C3%A2-g-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Walid E Mohammed, Fekrya Salama, Ahmed Tharwat, Ibrahim Mohamed, Ahmed ElMaraghy
OBJECTIVE: To compare surgical outcomes, postoperative complications and costs between vaginal hysterectomy and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy in cases of large uteri. METHODS: Prospective randomized controlled trial done at Ain Shams University Maternity Hospital, where 50 patients were recruited and divided into two equal groups (each 25 patients). First group underwent vaginal hysterectomy, and the second underwent laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy...
May 15, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507100/the-microrna-machinery-regulates-fasting-induced-changes-in-gene-expression-and-longevity-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Akiko Kogure, Masaharu Uno, Takako Ikeda, Eisuke Nishida
Intermittent fasting (IF) is a dietary restriction regimen that extends the lifespans of Caenorhabditis elegans and mammals by inducing changes in gene expression. However, how IF induces these changes and promotes longevity remains unclear. One proposed mechanism involves gene regulation by microRNAs (miRNAs), small non-coding RNAs (approximately 22 nucleotides) that repress gene expression and whose expression can be altered by fasting. To test this proposition, we examined the role of the miRNA machinery in fasting-induced transcriptional changes and longevity in C...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504053/improved-antifouling-potential-of-polyether-sulfone-polymeric-membrane-containing-silver-nanoparticles-self-cleaning-membranes
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Umair Nazar, Jafar Ali, Qurat Ul Ain Ali, Nasir M Ahmad, Fiza Sarwar, Hassan Waseem, Syed Umair Ullah Jamil
A new strategy to enhance the antifouling potential of polyether sulfone membrane is presented. Chemically synthesized silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were used to prepare mixed matrix polyether sulfone membrane by phase inversion technique. Primarily, AgNPs synthesis was confirmed by Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) at 410-430 nm using UV-vis spectroscopy. XRD analysis revealed AgNPs were crystalline with a diameter of 21 ±2 nm. Furthermore, PES membranes were characterized by Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS) to confirm the incorporation of AgNPs in membranes...
May 13, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501137/supinator-to-ulnar-nerve-transfer-via-in-situ-anterior-interosseous-nerve-bridge-to-restore-intrinsic-muscle-function-in-combined-proximal-median-and-ulnar-nerve-injury-a-novel-cadaveric-study
#14
Hamid Namazi, Shahin HajiVandi
BACKGROUND: In cases of high ulnar nerve palsy, result of nerve repair in term of intrinsic muscle recovery is unsatisfactory. Distal nerve transfer can diminish the regeneration time and improve the results. But, there was no perfect distal nerve transfer for restoring intrinsic hand function in combined proximal median and ulnar nerve injuries. This cadaveric study aims to evaluate the possibility and feasibility of supinator nerve transfer to motor branch of ulnar nerve (MUN). METHODS: Ten cadaveric upper limbs dissected to identify the location of the supinator branch, anterior interosseous nerve (AIN), and MUN...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499084/psychological-assessment-of-emirati-patients-pursuing-bariatric-surgery-for-obesity
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Ossama T Osman, Essam Emam, Taoufik Zoubeidi, Fadwa Al-Mugaddam, Abdul-Kader Souid
Background: Obesity is currently a rapidly growing global problem of epidemic proportions and is especially prevalent in economically developed countries such as the United Arab Emirates. Obese individuals are increasingly considering bariatric surgery as their preferred means of choice for the reduction of excess body fat. This study explored the psychological characteristics that may potentially complicate the surgical management of obesity. Methods: This was a cross-sectional study of Emirati patients attending a bariatric clinic at Tawam Hospital, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, between December 2010 and February 2012...
May 11, 2017: Primary Care Companion to CNS Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494646/a-randomized-study-comparing-stem-cell-transplantation-vs-conventional-therapy-for-low-and-intermediate-risk-myelodysplastic-syndrome-patients
#16
Zhengping Yu, Jiahua Ding, Aining Sun, Zheng Ge, Baoan Chen, Depei Wu
The treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) involves improving patient survival and quality of life and decreasing the likelihood of progression to AML. Although the treatment outcomes of MDS remain unsatisfactory, few comparative studies have been performed comparing the outcomes of low-risk and intermediate-risk patients treated with supportive care and chemotherapeutics to those of patients treated with allo-HSCT. Therefore, we designed a clinical control study to compare the outcomes of supportive care and chemotherapeutics versus allo-HSCT treatment in MDS patients...
May 11, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491853/infection-associated-acute-interstitial-nephritis-a-case-report
#17
Rupesh Raina, Shirisha Ale, Tushar Chaturvedi, Luke Fraley, Robert Novak, Natthavat Tanphaichitr
BACKGROUND: Acute interstitial nephritis (AIN) is a clinico-pathological syndrome associated with a variety of infections, drugs, and sometimes with unknown causes. It is a common cause of acute kidney injury (AKI) and subsequent renal impairment, which often times is under-diagnosed. Infection-associated AIN occurs as a consequence of many systemic bacterial, viral, and parasitic infec-tions; however, its incidence has decreased significantly after the advent of antimicrobials. Infection-associated AIN presents with both oliguric or non-oliguric renal insufficiency, without the classical clinical triad of AIN (fever, rash, and arthralgia)...
March 2017: Journal of Nephropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484873/geo-accumulation-index-and-contamination-factors-of-heavy-metals-zn-and-pb-in-urban-river-sediment
#18
Hazzeman Haris, Ley Juen Looi, Ahmad Zaharin Aris, Nor Farhanna Mokhtar, Nur Ain Ayunie Ayob, Fatimah Md Yusoff, Abu Bakar Salleh, Sarva Mangala Praveena
The aim of the present study was to appraise the levels of heavy metal contamination (Zn and Pb) in sediment of the Langat River (Selangor, Malaysia). Samples were collected randomly from 15 sampling stations located along the Langat River. The parameters measured were pH, redox potential, salinity, electrical conductivity, loss of ignition, cation exchanges capacity (Na, Mg, Ca, K), and metal ions (Zn and Pb). The geo-accumulation index (I geo) and contamination factor (C f) were applied to determine and classify the magnitude of heavy metal pollution in this urban river sediment...
May 8, 2017: Environmental Geochemistry and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481231/zeolite-containing-mixture-supplementation-ameliorated-dextran-sodium-sulfate-induced-colitis-in-mice-by-suppressing-the-inflammatory-bowel-disease-pathway-and-improving-apoptosis-in-colon-mucosa
#19
Weida Lyu, Huijuan Jia, Chuanzong Deng, Kenji Saito, Seigo Yamada, Hisanori Kato
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is induced by multiple environmental factors, and there is still no known treatment capable of curing the disease completely. We propose a zeolite-containing mixture (Hydryeast(®), HY)-a multi-component nutraceutical of which the main ingredients are Azumaceramics (mixture of zeolite and oyster shell burned under high temperature), citric acid, red rice yeast (monascus) and calcium stearate-as a nutraceutical intervention in IBD to ameliorate dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced colitis...
May 6, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472600/glucomannan-or-glucomannan-plus-spirulina-enriched-squid-surimi-diets-reduce-histological-damage-to-liver-and-heart-in-zucker-fa-fa-rats-fed-a-cholesterol-enriched-and-non-cholesterol-enriched-atherogenic-diet
#20
Miguel Vázquez-Velasco, Laura González-Torres, Rosa A García-Fernández, María Teresa Méndez, Sara Bastida, Juana Benedí, María José González-Muñoz, Francisco J Sánchez-Muniz
Glucomannan-enriched squid surimi improves cholesterolemia and liver antioxidant status. The effect of squid surimi enriched with glucomannan or glucomannan plus spirulina on liver and heart structures and cell damage markers was tested in fa/fa rats fed highly saturated-hyper-energetic diets. Animals were fed 70% AIN-93M rodent diet plus six versions of 30% squid surimi for 7 weeks: control (C), glucomannan (G), and glucomannan plus spirulina (GS). The cholesterol-control (HC), cholesterol-glucomannan (HG), and cholesterol-glucomannan plus spirulina (HGS) groups were given similar diets that were enriched with 2% cholesterol and 0...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
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