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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936488/ro52-trim21-deficient-expression-and-function-in-different-subsets-of-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-is-associated-with-a-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-response-in-patients-with-idiopathic-inflammatory-myopathies
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D Gómez-Martín, A S Galindo-Feria, A Barrera-Vargas, J Merayo-Chalico, G Juárez-Vega, J Torres-Ruiz, J Alcocer-Varela
The presence of anti-Ro52/Trim21 autoantibodies has been associated with a distinctive clinical profile and has gained value as a prognostic marker in idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIM). The aim of the present work was to analyze Ro52/Trim21 expression in different subsets of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) of patients with IIM, as well as the ubiquitination profile and its association with pro-inflammatory cytokine production. We included 18 patients with recent onset IIM and 18 age and gender-matched healthy donors...
December 9, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936481/patients-with-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-hepatic-steatosis-are-at-high-metabolic-risk
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J Kälsch, H Keskin, A Schütte, T Baars, H A Baba, L P Bechmann, A Canbay, J P Sowa
Background and aims: Hepatic steatosis is the basis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NALFD). Mere fat accumulation within hepatocytes is considered the mild form of NAFLD, but can progress in some patients to advanced steatohepatitis (NASH), which may lead to fibrosis, cirrhosis or hepatocellular carcinoma. However, even hepatic steatosis alone may be a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Patients and methods: In the present real life study 106 patients from the outpatient clinic of the Department for Gastroenterology and Hepatology with either NAFLD (n = 60) or other typical diagnoses (n = 46) were included...
December 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936476/necrotizing-enterocolitis-and-growth-in-preterm-infants-fed-predominantly-maternal-milk-pasteurized-donor-milk-or-preterm-formula-a-retrospective-study
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Paula M Sisk, Tinisha M Lambeth, Mario A Rojas, Teisha Lightbourne, Maria Barahona, Evelyn Anthony, Sam T Auringer
Objective To evaluate the association between necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), growth, and feeding. Methods This is a retrospective study of 551 infants (birth weight ≤ 1,500 g, ≤32 weeks' gestation). NEC, Bell's stage ≥ 2, was confirmed by independent review of sentinel radiographs. Feeding type was defined as ≥ 50% maternal milk (MM), pasteurized donor human milk (PDHM), or preterm formula (PF). Demographic and clinical characteristics including growth were compared between the three groups...
December 9, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936468/rosiglitazone-reduces-breast-cancer-risk-in-taiwanese-female-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Chin-Hsiao Tseng
This study investigated whether rosiglitazone may affect breast cancer risk in female patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus in Taiwan. The reimbursement database of all female patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus under oral antidiabetic agents or insulin from 1996 to 2009 was retrieved from the National Health Insurance. An entry date was set on 1 January 2006 and a total of 431447 patients were followed up for breast cancer incidence till the end of 2009. Incidences for ever users, never users and subgroups of rosiglitazone dose-response parameters (tertile cutoffs of cumulative duration and cumulative dose) were calculated and hazard ratios estimated by Cox regression...
December 8, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936451/onset-polarity-in-bipolar-disorder-a-strong-association-between-first-depressive-episode-and-suicide-attempts
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Laura Cremaschi, Bernardo Dell'Osso, Matteo Vismara, Cristina Dobrea, Massimiliano Buoli, Terence A Ketter, A Carlo Altamura
BACKGROUND: The role of onset polarity (OP) in patients with bipolar disorder (BD) has been increasingly investigated over the last few years, for its clinical, prognostic, and therapeutic implications. The present study sought to assess whether OP was associated with specific correlates, in particular with a differential suicidal risk in BD patients. METHODS: A sample of 362 recovered BD patients was dichotomized by OP: depressed (DO) or elevated onset (EO: hypomanic/manic/mixed)...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936428/dental-age-estimation-root-pulp-visibility-rpv-patterns-a-reliable-mandibular-maturity-marker-at-the-18-year-threshold
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Victoria S Lucas, Fraser McDonald, Manoharan Andiappan, Graham Roberts
: The purpose of this paper was to explore the potential application of Root Pulp Visibility (RPV) to determine whether or not a subject of unknown date of birth is under or over the 18year threshold. PATIENTS, MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two thousand Dental Panoramic Radiographs comprising equal numbers of females and males evenly distributed between the ages of 16 and 26 years were examined. All third molars were scored using the Anglo-Canadian 8 Stage Tooth Development system [1]...
December 6, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936409/is-body-shame-a-significant-mediator-of-the-relationship-between-mindfulness-skills-and-the-quality-of-life-of-treatment-seeking-children-and-adolescents-with-overweight-and-obesity
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Helena Moreira, Maria Cristina Canavarro
This study aimed to examine (a) whether mindfulness skills were associated with higher quality of life through lower body shame for treatment-seeking children/adolescents with overweight and obesity and (b) whether this indirect effect was moderated by children/adolescents' age and gender. The sample included 153 children/adolescents with overweight/obesity followed in individual nutrition consultations. Participants completed self-report measures of mindfulness, body shame, and quality of life. Moderated mediation analyses showed that higher levels of mindfulness were associated with better perceived quality of life through lower body shame, but only among girls...
December 6, 2016: Body Image
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936404/dexmedetomidine-vs-propofol-sedation-reduces-delirium-in-patients-after-cardiac-surgery-a-meta-analysis-with-trial-sequential-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Xu Liu, Guohao Xie, Kai Zhang, Shengwen Song, Fang Song, Yue Jin, Xiangming Fang
PURPOSE: It is uncertain whether dexmedetomidine is better than propofol for sedation in postcardiac surgery patients. The purpose of this meta-analysis was to compare the effects of dexmedetomidine and propofol sedation on outcomes in adult patients after cardiac surgery. METHODS: Randomized controlled trials comparing outcomes in cardiac surgery patients sedated with dexmedetomidine or propofol were retrieved from PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, the Cochrane Library, and Clinicaltrials...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936398/microrna138-regulates-keratin-17-protein-expression-to-affect-hacat-cell-proliferation-and-apoptosis-by-targeting-htert-in-psoriasis-vulgaris
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Shi-Jun Feng, Rui-Qi Chu, Jing Ma, Zheng-Xiang Wang, Guang-Jing Zhang, Xiu-Fang Yang, Zhi Song, Yun-Yi Ma
The purpose of this study is to explore the how microRNA-138 (miR-138) affects the expression of keratin 17 (K17) and psoriasis development. Twenty-eight skin lesions from patients with psoriasis vulgaris and twenty-four normal skin tissues from healthy controls were collected. The HaCaT cells were assigned into blank, negative control (NC), miR-138 mimic, miR-138 inhibitor, hTERT siRNA and miR-138 inhibitor+hTERT siRNA groups. Quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) was performed to detect the miR-138 expression...
December 6, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936397/design-of-a-new-comprehensive-continuous-monitoring-system-for-environmental-radioactive-aerosol
#10
Hongkun Xu, Zihan Huang, Ge Wang, Changli Mu, Yin Yin
In order to comprehensive monitoring the radioactive isotopes from nuclear facilities, we developed a dual channel spectral monitoring instrument, and realized synchronous measurement for alpha, beta and gamma radionuclides. This article focuses on how to ensure its accuracy, stability and efficiency. First is the accuracy. In order to lower the interference of environmental and detector performance variation, the zero phase shift filter was designed to ensure the accuracy of characteristic peak position. Lorenz fitting algorithm was designed to reduce the effect of spectral low-energy tailing...
December 1, 2016: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936370/episodic-future-thinking-involving-the-nonsmoking-self-can-induce-lower-discounting-and-cigarette-consumption
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Wen-Bin Chiou, Wen-Hsiung Wu
OBJECTIVE: Building on recent advances showing that the engagement in episodic future thinking (EFT) rather than semantic future thinking (SFT) can induce individuals to delay gratification and that activation of the ideal self may promote goal attainment, we tested whether imagining life events after smoking cessation led to lower discounting and reduced smoking. METHOD: Ninety smokers (21 women, 69 men) with intentions to quit or reduce smoking were randomly assigned to one of the three experimental conditions: EFT, SFT, and control...
January 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936367/alcohol-warning-label-perceptions-do-warning-sizes-and-plain-packaging-matter
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Mohammed Al-Hamdani, Steven M Smith
OBJECTIVE: There is a dearth of research on the effectiveness of stringent alcohol warning labels. Our experiment tested whether increasing the size of an alcohol health warning lowers product-based ratings. We examined whether plain packaging lowers ratings of alcohol products and the consumers who use them, increases ratings of bottle "boringness," and enhances warning recognition compared with branded packaging. METHOD: A total of 440 adults (51.7% female) viewed one of three warning sizes (50%, 75%, or 90% of label surface) on either a plain or branded bottle of distilled spirits, wine, and beer...
January 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936362/prevalence-of-self-reported-prescription-drug-use-in-a-national-sample-of-u-s-drivers
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Tara Kelley-Baker, Geetha Waehrer, Robin A Pollini
OBJECTIVE: Drug-involved driving has become an increasing concern. Although the focus has been on illegal drugs, there is evidence that prescribed medications can impair driving ability. The purpose of this study was to determine the self-reported prevalence of prescription drug use, including medical and nonmedical use, among a nationally representative sample of drivers and to report related driver characteristics. METHOD: As part of the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey, drivers from 60 sites were randomly recruited and asked to complete a survey on prescription drug use...
January 2017: Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936340/high-morning-blood-pressure-surge-is-associated-with-oxidative-stress-and-paraoxonase-1-activity-in-newly-diagnosed-hypertensive-patients
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Onur Kaypaklı, Mustafa Gür, Hazar Harbalıoğlu, Taner Şeker, Şahabettin Selek
BACKGROUND: Both oxidative stress and morning surge (MS) of blood pressure (BP) were found to be closely related with cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. We investigated the association between MS of BP and oxidative stress in newly diagnosed hypertensive patients. METHODS: We prospectively included 237 newly diagnosed hypertensive patients in the present study (mean age: 51.6 ± 11.7 years). The patients were classified according to the extent of the sleep-through surge as follows: the top decile of sleep-through surge (>47...
December 9, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936335/rac2-p38-mapk-dependent-nadph-oxidase-activity-is-associated-with-the-resistance-of-quiescent-cells-to-ionizing-radiation
#15
Hailong Pei, Jian Zhang, Jing Nie, Nan Ding, Wentao Hu, Junrui Hua, Ryoichi Hirayama, Yoshiya Furusawa, Cuihua Liu, Bingyan Li, Tom K Hei, Guangming Zhou
Our recent study showed that quiescent G0 cells are more resistant to ionizing radiation than G1 cells; however, the underlying mechanism for this increased radioresistance is unknown. Based on the relatively lower DNA damage induced in G0 cells, we hypothesize that these cells are exposed to less oxidative stress during exposure. As a catalytic subunit of NADPH oxidase, Ras-related C3 botulinum toxin substrate 2 (RAC2) may be involved in the cellular response to ionizing radiation. Here, we show that RAC2 was expressed at low levels in G0 cells but increased substantially in G1 cells...
December 9, 2016: Cell Cycle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936310/schistosomicidal-effects-of-the-essential-oils-of-citrus-limonia-and-c-reticulata-against-schistosoma-mansoni
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Moara H G Martins, Letícia Fracarolli, Tatiana M Vieira, Herbert J Dias, Michele G Cruz, Cássia C H Deus, Heloiza D Nicolella, Ricardo Stefani, Vanderlei Rodrigues, Denise C Tavares, Lizandra G Magalhães, Antônio E M Crotti
We report the in vitro schistosomicidal effects of the essential oil obtained from Citrus limonia leaves (CL-EO) and C. reticulata fruit peels (CR-EO), cultivated in Brazil, against Schistosoma mansoni worms. Limonene (29.9%), β-pinene (12.0%), sabinene (9.0%), citronellal (9.0%), and citronellol (5.8%) are the major constituents of CL-EO; limonene (26.5%), γ-terpinene (17.2%), linalool (11.1%), octanal (8.0%), myrcene (6.2%), and capraldehyde (3.9%) predominate in CR-EO. CL-EO displayed moderate lethal concentration 50% (LC50 ) of 81...
December 9, 2016: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936272/uncertainty-of-sensory-signal-explains-variation-of-color-constancy
#17
Christoph Witzel, Carlijn van Alphen, Christoph Godau, J Kevin O'Regan
Color constancy is the ability to recognize the color of an object (or more generally of a surface) under different illuminations. Without color constancy, surface color as a perceptual attribute would not be meaningful in the visual environment, where illumination changes all the time. Nevertheless, it is not obvious how color constancy is possible in the light of metamer mismatching. Surfaces that produce exactly the same sensory color signal under one illumination (metamerism) may produce utterly different sensory signals under another illumination (metamer mismatching)...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936270/the-relative-contribution-of-noise-and-adaptation-to-competition-during-tri-stable-motion-perception
#18
Andrew Isaac Meso, James Rankin, Olivier Faugeras, Pierre Kornprobst, Guillaume S Masson
Animals exploit antagonistic interactions for sensory processing and these can cause oscillations between competing states. Ambiguous sensory inputs yield such perceptual multistability. Despite numerous empirical studies using binocular rivalry or plaid pattern motion, the driving mechanisms behind the spontaneous transitions between alternatives remain unclear. In the current work, we used a tristable barber pole motion stimulus combining empirical and modeling approaches to elucidate the contributions of noise and adaptation to underlying competition...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936249/the-impact-of-exercise-on-statin-associated-skeletal-muscle-myopathy
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Hae R Chung, Mayand Vakil, Michael Munroe, Alay Parikh, Benjamin M Meador, Pei T Wu, Jin H Jeong, Jeffrey A Woods, Kenneth R Wilund, Marni D Boppart
HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (statins) are the most effective pharmacological means of reducing cardiovascular disease risk. The most common side effect of statin use is skeletal muscle myopathy, which may be exacerbated by exercise. Hypercholesterolemia and training status are factors that are rarely considered in the progression of myopathy. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which acute and chronic exercise can influence statin-induced myopathy in hypercholesterolemic (ApoE-/-) mice...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936245/in-vitro-selective-growth-inhibitory-effect-of-8-hydroxyquinoline-on-clostridium-perfringens-versus-bifidobacteria-in-a-medium-containing-chicken-ileal-digesta
#20
Eva Skrivanova, Filip Van Immerseel, Petra Hovorkova, Ladislav Kokoska
Clostridium perfringens-induced necrotic enteritis is generally controlled by antibiotics. However, because of increasing antibiotic resistance, other antibacterial agents are required, preferably ones that do not affect the beneficial intestinal microbiota of the host. This study evaluated the in vitro selective growth-inhibitory effect of 8-hydroxyquinoline (8HQ) on C. perfringens vs. bifidobacteria in a medium containing chicken ileal digesta. Prior to the experiments, the minimum inhibitory concentrations of 8HQ and penicillin G were determined by broth microdilution assay...
2016: PloS One
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