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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220862/induction-of-hair-follicle-dermal-papilla-cell-properties-in-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-multipotent-lngfr-thy-1-mesenchymal-cells
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Ophelia Veraitch, Yo Mabuchi, Yumi Matsuzaki, Takashi Sasaki, Hironobu Okuno, Aki Tsukashima, Masayuki Amagai, Hideyuki Okano, Manabu Ohyama
The dermal papilla (DP) is a specialised mesenchymal component of the hair follicle (HF) that plays key roles in HF morphogenesis and regeneration. Current technical difficulties in preparing trichogenic human DP cells could be overcome by the use of highly proliferative and plastic human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). In this study, hiPSCs were differentiated into induced mesenchymal cells (iMCs) with a bone marrow stromal cell phenotype. A highly proliferative and plastic LNGFR(+)THY-1(+) subset of iMCs was subsequently programmed using retinoic acid and DP cell activating culture medium to acquire DP properties...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220071/efficient-computation-of-functional-brain-networks-toward-real-time-functional-connectivity
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Juan García-Prieto, Ricardo Bajo, Ernesto Pereda
Functional Connectivity has demonstrated to be a key concept for unraveling how the brain balances functional segregation and integration properties while processing information. This work presents a set of open-source tools that significantly increase computational efficiency of some well-known connectivity indices and Graph-Theory measures. PLV, PLI, ImC, and wPLI as Phase Synchronization measures, Mutual Information as an information theory based measure, and Generalized Synchronization indices are computed much more efficiently than prior open-source available implementations...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28200030/a-phase-ii-study-of-a-human-anti-pdgfr%C3%AE-monoclonal-antibody-olaratumab-imc-3g3-in-previously-treated-patients-with-unresectable-and-or-metastatic-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors
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A J Wagner, H Kindler, H Gelderblom, P Schöffski, S Bauer, P Hohenberger, H-G Kopp, J A Lopez-Martin, M Peeters, P Reichardt, A Qin, J Nippgen, R L Ilaria, P Rutkowski
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 14, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161886/phase-1-study-of-narnatumab-an-anti-ron-receptor-monoclonal-antibody-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Patricia M LoRusso, Mrinal Gounder, Shadia I Jalal, Valérie André, Siva Rama Prasad Kambhampati, Nick Loizos, Jennifer Hall, Timothy R Holzer, Aejaz Nasir, Jan Cosaert, John Kauh, E Gabriela Chiorean
Purpose Macrophage-stimulating 1-receptor (RON) is expressed on macrophages, epithelial cells, and a variety of tumors. Narnatumab (IMC-RON8; LY3012219) is a neutralizing monoclonal antibody that blocks RON binding to its ligand, macrophage-stimulating protein (MSP). This study assessed safety, maximum tolerated dose (MTD), pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and efficacy of narnatumab in patients with advanced solid tumors. Methods Narnatumab was administered intravenously weekly at 5, 10, 15, or 20 mg/kg or every 2 weeks at 15, 20, 30, or 40 mg/kg in 4-week cycles...
February 4, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160444/imaging-mass-cytometry
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EDITORIAL
Qing Chang, Olga I Ornatsky, Iram Siddiqui, Alexander Loboda, Vladimir I Baranov, David W Hedley
Imaging Mass Cytometry (IMC) is an expansion of mass cytometry, but rather than analyzing single cells in suspension, it uses laser ablation to generate plumes of particles that are carried to the mass cytometer by a stream of inert gas. Images reconstructed from tissue sections scanned by IMC have a resolution comparable to light microscopy, with the high content of mass cytometry enabled through the use of isotopically labeled probes and ICP-MS detection. Importantly, IMC can be performed on paraffin-embedded tissue sections, so can be applied to the retrospective analysis of patient cohorts whose outcome is known, and eventually to personalized medicine...
February 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150285/cross-sectional-study-of-the-ankle-brachial-index-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-postmenopausal-women
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Paweł Wierzchowski, Tadeusz Dereziński, Arkadiusz Migdalski, Łukasz Woda, Beata Wąsikowska, Grzegorz Jakubowski, Arkadiusz Jawień
BACKGROUND: The incidence of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and cardiovascular events in the female population has been on the increase. A: IM: To analyze the risk factors of a cardiovascular event and PAD in women and to assess the usefulness of the ankle-brachial index (ABI). METHODS: Evaluation of selected parameters in a cohort of 365 women living in the same district. The following data were prospectively recorded: weight, height, waist size, hip circumference, smoking, the Intima Media Complex (IMC), ABI value and laboratory results...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076480/preliminary-analysis-of-interleukin-6-changes-in-pre-and-postoperative-in-diabetic-patients-with-bmi-35-submitted-to-partial-duodenal-switch
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Luciano Dias de Oliveira Reis, Paulo Afonso Nunes Nassif, Fernando Issamu Tabushi, Fábio Quirillo Milléo, Giovani Marino Favero, Bruno Luiz Ariede, Cassiana Franco Dias Dos Reis, Bruno Franco Dalabona
Background: Studies related to obesity have shown association with metabolic syndrome. Data showing that obesity is capable to cause low grade chronic inflammation, without its classic signs and symptoms, call attention to researches to study different cells types and the mechanism of the inflammatory process. Aim: To evaluate the variation of glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 (IL6) in diabetic patients with BMI <35 kg/m2 in the pre and postoperative of partial duodenal switch...
November 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058770/robotic-versus-open-liver-resections-a-case-matched-comparison
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Philippe Morel, Minoa Jung, Sorina Cornateanu, Leo Buehler, Pietro Majno, Christian Toso, Nicolas C Buchs, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Monika E Hagen
BACKGROUND: Most hepatic resections are currently performed using an open approach. Robotic surgery might enable the transition of these procedures to minimally invasive surgery. METHODS: Pre-, peri- and post-operative data of all patients who underwent a liver resection from 2009/2012 to 2001/2015, were collected prospectively. All robotic resection patients were matched 1:1 to patients who underwent open surgery. Pre- and perioperative data, up to 30 days, were analyzed...
January 6, 2017: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042857/estimation-of-ground-reaction-forces-and-moments-during-gait-using-only-inertial-motion-capture
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Angelos Karatsidis, Giovanni Bellusci, H Martin Schepers, Mark de Zee, Michael S Andersen, Peter H Veltink
Ground reaction forces and moments (GRF&M) are important measures used as input in biomechanical analysis to estimate joint kinetics, which often are used to infer information for many musculoskeletal diseases. Their assessment is conventionally achieved using laboratory-based equipment that cannot be applied in daily life monitoring. In this study, we propose a method to predict GRF&M during walking, using exclusively kinematic information from fully-ambulatory inertial motion capture (IMC). From the equations of motion, we derive the total external forces and moments...
December 31, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018690/multiple-renal-abscesses-due-to-esbl-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-escherichia-coli-causing-acute-pyelonephritis-and-bacteremia-a-case-report-with-a-good-outcome-no-drainage-required
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Abdalla Khalil, Musaad Qurash, Asem Saleh, Rasha Ali, Mohamed Elwakil
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae urinary tract infections are challenging infections with increased mortality, morbidity, and failure of therapy. A 44-year-old Saudi male diabetic patient was seen at the ER of IMC Hospital with features of acute pyelonephritis: fever, burning urine, and left flank pain for three days. He was treated for cystitis at the Endocrine Clinic two weeks prior to his ER visit with nitrofurantoin and levofloxacin orally according to urine culture and sensitivity result...
2016: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010843/an-in-source-multiple-collision-neutral-loss-filtering-based-nontargeted-metabolomics-approach-for-the-comprehensive-analysis-of-malonyl-ginsenosides-from-panax-ginseng-p-%C3%A2-quinquefolius-and-p-%C3%A2-notoginseng
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Xiao-Jian Shi, Wen-Zhi Yang, Shi Qiu, Chang-Liang Yao, Yao Shen, Hui-Qin Pan, Qi-Rui Bi, Min Yang, Wan-Ying Wu, De-An Guo
The simultaneous identification and quantification of target metabolites from herbal medicines are difficult to implement by the full-scan MS based nontargeted metabolomics approaches. Here an in-source multiple collision-neutral loss filtering (IMC-NLF) based nontargeted metabolomics approach is developed and applied to identify and quantify the variations of malonyl-ginsenosides, a common group of acyl saponins with potential anti-diabetic activity, among Panax ginseng, P. quinquefolius, and P. notoginseng...
February 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000461/efectos-de-un-programa-de-danzaterapia-en-la-composici%C3%A3-n-corporal-y-calidad-de-vida-de-mujeres-mayores-espa%C3%A3-olas-con-sobrepeso
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María Serrano-Guzmán, Carmen M Valenza-Peña, Carmen Serrano-Guzmán, Encarnación Aguilar-Ferrándiz, Milagrosa Olmedo-Alguacil, Carmen Villaverde-Gutiérrez
Objetivo: este estudio tuvo como objetivo probar la eficacia de un programa de danzaterapia en la composición corporal y calidad de vida en mujeres mayores de 65 años, que no realizan ejercicio físico de forma habitual. Métodos: cincuenta y dos mujeres sedentarias (edad media de 69,27 ± 3,85 años) fueron asignadas al azar para realizar un programa de danzaterapia (n = 27) o formar parte del grupo control (n = 25). El grupo de danza, participó durante ocho semanas en un programa de danza, tres sesiones semanales de 50 minutos cada una, basado en danza popular española (sevillanas) y ballet...
November 29, 2016: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000460/sobrepeso-y-obesidad-maternos-como-factores-de-riesgo-independientes-para-que-el-parto-finalice-en-ces%C3%A3-rea
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Juan Jesús Fernández Alba, María Del Carmen Paublete Herrera, María Del Carmen González Macías, Florentino Carral San Laureano, Concepción Carnicer Fuentes, Ángel Vilar Sánchez, Rafael Torrejón Cardoso, Luis Javier Moreno Corral
Introducción: el sobrepeso y la obesidad se asocian a una mayor probabilidad de que el parto finalice en cesárea. Dado que dicho incremento del riesgo podría estar sesgado por variables de confusión como la diabetes o la hipertensión, en el presente trabajo pretendemos determinar si este riesgo persiste tras ser ajustado por numerosas variables de control.Objetivo: determinar si el sobrepeso y/o la obesidad son factores de riesgo independientes para que el parto finalice en cesárea.Métodos: estudio de cohortes retrospectivo...
November 29, 2016: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994586/improved-antitumor-activity-of-a-therapeutic-melanoma-vaccine-through-the-use-of-the-dual-cox-2-5-lo-inhibitor-licofelone
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Silke Neumann, Simon A Shirley, Roslyn A Kemp, Sarah M Hook
Immune-suppressive cell populations impair antitumor immunity and can contribute to the failure of immune therapeutic approaches. We hypothesized that the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug licofelone, a dual cyclooxygenase-2/5-LO inhibitor, would improve therapeutic melanoma vaccination by reducing immune-suppressive cell populations. Therefore, licofelone was administered after tumor implantation, either alone or in combination with a peptide vaccine containing a long tyrosinase-related protein 2-peptide and the adjuvant α-galactosylceramide, all formulated into cationic liposomes...
2016: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982330/bariatric-surgery-is-it-reasonable-before-the-age-of-16
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Lilian Helena Polak Massabki, Letícia Esposito Sewaybricker, Keila Hayashi Nakamura, Roberto Teixeira Mendes, Antonio DE Azevedo Barros, Maria Ângela Reis DE Góes Monteiro Antonio, Mariana Porto Zambon
Objective: to assess the severity of obesity in children and adolescents through the presence of comorbidities and the potential indication of bariatric surgery. Methods: we conducted a cross-sectional study with clinical and laboratory data of the first consultation of patients at the childhood obesity clinic at a tertiary hospital from 2005 to 2013. We divided the patients into groups with or without potential indication for surgery, and recorded age, gender, birth weight, age of obesity onset, BMI Z score, presence of acanthosis nigricans, blood pressure, total cholesterol and fractions, triglycerides, blood glucose and fasting insulin, HOMA1-IR, CRP and ESR...
September 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943093/relevance-of-self-reported-behavioral-changes-before-bariatric-surgery-to-predict-success-after-surgery
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Séverine Ledoux, Ouidad Sami, Marie-Christine Breuil, Marie Delapierre, Daniela Calabrese, Simon Msika, Muriel Coupaye
BACKGROUND: International guidelines emphasize the need for multidisciplinary preparation to improve the safety and effectiveness of bariatric surgery (BS), but whether the patient is ready for surgery is difficult to assess. The objective of this study was to explore whether inquiries on dietary habits and physical activity before surgery are predictive of postoperative weight loss. METHODS: We prospectively assessed in 78 candidates for BS (age, 43 ± 12 years; M/F, 15/63; weight, 122 ± 17 kg; IMC, 44 ± 5 kg/m(2)) anthropometric parameters, food intake, and physical activity (Baecke questionnaire) at the beginning and the end of a systematized preoperative preparation (7 ± 2 months) including consultations (mean number 7 ± 2) with a nutritionist, dietician, psychologist, and sports coach...
December 9, 2016: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856523/beyond-histological-remission-intramucosal-calprotectin-as-a-potential-predictor-of-outcomes-in-ulcerative-colitis
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Marianne Guirgis, Emily Wendt, Lai Mun Wang, Alissa Walsh, Daniel Burger, Robert V Bryant, Alex Kent, Rebecca Adamson, Oliver Brain, Simon P L Travis, Satish Keshav
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Histological remission and low faecal calprotectin are positive prognostic factors in ulcerative colitis [UC]. Intramucosal calprotectin [iMC], which can be readily determined by immunohistochemistry, has not so far been evaluated as a predictor of outcome in UC. We aimed to investigate the relationship between iMC and clinical, endoscopic, and histological measures of remission in UC, and the independent prognostic value of iMC. METHODS: Ambulant patients with UC were recruited for a study comparing clinical activity indices...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845697/-efficacy-and-safety-of-bilateral-rirs-for-renal-lithiasis
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José Luis Bauzá, Enrique Pieras, Valentí Tubau, Arnau Sabaté, Jordi Guimerá, Ana Martínez, Juan Ferrutxe, Pedro Pizá
OBJECTIVES: We present our experience in single-stage bilateral retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS), analyzing the stone free rate (SFR), surgical time, hospital stay, pre- and post procedure creatinine, stone composition and complications. METHODS: Between April 2012 and February 2016, 24 RIRS were carried out in 12 patients with bilateral renal stones. Patients were 9 men and 3 women with a median age of 47.5 (range:55),IMC: 23.59 (range: 12.5). RESULTS: Mean number of stones per renal unit was 2...
November 2016: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803680/survey-satisficing-inflates-stereotypical-responses-in-online-experiment-the-case-of-immigration-study
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Asako Miura, Tetsuro Kobayashi
Though survey satisficing, grudging cognitive efforts required to provide optimal answers in the survey response process, poses a serious threat to the validity of online experiments, a detailed explanation of the mechanism has yet to be established. Focusing on attitudes toward immigrants, we examined the mechanism by which survey satisficing distorts treatment effect estimates in online experiments. We hypothesized that satisficers would display more stereotypical responses than non-satisficers would when presented with stereotype-disconfirming information about an immigrant...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797971/an-open-label-dose-escalation-phase-i-study-of-anti-tyrp1-monoclonal-antibody-imc-20d7s-for-patients-with-relapsed-or-refractory-melanoma
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Danny N Khalil, Michael A Postow, Nageatte Ibrahim, Dale L Ludwig, Jan Cosaert, Siva Rama Prasad Kambhampati, Shande Tang, Dmitri Grebennik, John Sae Wook Kauh, Heinz-Josef Lenz, Keith T Flaherty, F Stephen Hodi, Donald P Lawrence, Jedd D Wolchok
PURPOSE: Tyrosinase-related protein-1 (TYRP1) is a transmembrane glycoprotein that is specifically expressed in melanocytes and melanoma cells. Preclinical data suggest that mAbs targeting TYRP1 confer antimelanoma activity. IMC-20D7S is a recombinant human IgG1 mAb targeting TYRP1. Here, we report the first-in-human phase I/Ib trial of IMC-20D7S. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: The primary objective of this study was to establish the safety profile and the MTD of IMC-20D7S...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
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