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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528464/evidence-based-identification-of-key-beliefs-explaining-infant-male-circumcision-motivation-among-expectant-parents-in-zimbabwe-targets-for-behavior-change-messaging
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Daniel E Montaño, Mufuta Tshimanga, Deven T Hamilton, Gerald Gorn, Danuta Kasprzyk
Slow adult male circumcision uptake is one factor leading some to recommend increased priority for infant male circumcision (IMC) in sub-Saharan African countries. This research, guided by the integrated behavioral model (IBM), was carried out to identify key beliefs that best explain Zimbabwean parents' motivation to have their infant sons circumcised. A quantitative survey, designed from qualitative elicitation study results, was administered to independent representative samples of 800 expectant mothers and 795 expectant fathers in two urban and two rural areas in Zimbabwe...
May 20, 2017: AIDS and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489173/new-technique-for-obesity-surgery-internal-gastric-plication-technique-using-intragastric-single-port-igs-igp-in-experimental-model
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Verena Müller, Panagiotis Fikatas, Safak Gül, Maximilian Noesser, Kirs Ten Fuehrer, Igor Sauer, Johann Pratschke, Ricardo Zorron
Background: Bariatric surgery is currently the most effective method to ameliorate co-morbidities as consequence of morbidly obese patients with BMI over 35 kg/m2. Endoscopic techniques have been developed to treat patients with mild obesity and ameliorate comorbidities, but endoscopic skills are needed, beside the costs of the devices. Aim: To report a new technique for internal gastric plication using an intragastric single port device in an experimental swine model...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489164/different-protocols-of-postconditioning-does-not-attenuate-mesenteric-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-after-short-term-reperfusion
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Marcus Vinicius Henriques Brito, Edson Yuzur Yasojima, Andressa Abnader Machado, Matheus Paiva Pacheco Reis Silveira, Renan Kleber Costa Teixeira, Vitor Nagai Yamaki, Felipe Lobato da Silva Costa
Background: Mesenteric ischemia is a challenging diagnosis. Delay in diagnosis can lead to extent bowel necrosis and poor outcomes. Ischemia and reperfusion syndrome plays an important role in this scenario. Aim: To access effects of different post-conditioning cycles on mesenteric ischemia-reperfusion syndrome. Method: Twenty-five rats were assigned into five groups: Sham, used to establish normal parameters; control group, submitted to mesenteric ischemia for 30 min; in groups GP3, GP1 and GP30, ischemia was followed by post-conditioning protocol, which consisted of 1 cycle of 3 min (GP3), 3 cycles of 1 min (GP1) or 6 cycles of 30 s (GP30), respectively...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489162/endoscopic-sleeve-gastroplasty-for-obesity-treatment-two-years-of-experience
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Gontrand Lopez-Nava, M P Galvão, I Bautista-Castaño, J P Fernandez-Corbelle, M Trell, N Lopez
Background: Bariatric endoscopic techniques are minimally invasive and induce gastric volume reduction to treat obesity. Aim : To evaluate endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (Apollo method) using a suturing method directed at the greater curvature, as well as the perioperative care, two year safety and weight loss. Method: Prospective single-center study over 154 patients (108 females) using the endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty procedure under general anesthesia with overnight inpatient observation...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489161/quality-of-life-after-vertical-gastrectomy-evaluated-by-the-baros-questionnaire
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Giselle Abigail Mendes, Guilherme Pedroso Vargas
Background: The satisfactory outcome in the surgical treatment of obesity must include, in addition to weight loss, a significant change in the pre-existing comorbidities and in the quality of life. Aim: To evaluate the quality of life in the late postoperative period in patients that underwent videolaparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. Methods: It was applied the questionnaire "Bariatric Analysis and Reporting Outcome System" (BAROS) in patients that underwent videolaparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489158/prevalence-and-predictors-of-changes-in-bowel-habits-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Leonardo de Mello Del Grande, Luis Fernando Paes Leme, Francisco Pimenta Marques, Andressa Teruya Ramos, Paula Teruya Ramos, Felipe Araújo de Souza
Background: The incidence of cholecystolithiasis is approximately 15% of the population. It is believed that between 30-40% of cholecystectomy patients have symptoms after surgery, being changes in bowel habits the most common among them. Aim: 1) Defining the prevalence, and 2) identifying predictors of changes in bowel habits after laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Methods: This is a retrospective cross-sectional study with an initial sample of 150 patients diagnosed with cholecystolithiasis operated between July and September 2014...
January 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464418/measurement-of-optical-properties-of-pig-esophagus-by-using-a-modified-spectrometer-set-up
#7
Martin Hohmann, B Lengenfelder, R Kanawade, F Klämpfl, A Douplik, H Albrecht
Optical properties (μa , μs and g) of certain human tissue types such as skin and blood have been very well investigated. However until today, for internal body organs such as the esophagus they are not well characterized. For ex-vivo measurements "Inverse Adding Doubling" (IAD) and Inverse Monte-Carlo-Simulation (IMCS) are state of the art. Both methods need the measurement of the collimated transmission. Current methods lack a proper way of measuring the collimated transmission. Hence, this measurement of the g-factor has a systematic error...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452085/use-of-chimeric-type-iv-secretion-systems-to-define-contributions-of-outer-membrane-subassemblies-for-contact-dependent-translocation
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Jay E Gordon, Tiago R D Costa, Roosheel S Patel, Christian Gonzalez-Rivera, Mayukh K Sarkar, Elena V Orlova, Gabriel Waksman, Peter J Christie
Recent studies have shown that conjugation systems of Gram-negative bacteria are composed of distinct inner and outer membrane core complexes (IMCs and OMCCs, respectively). Here, we functionally characterized the OMCC, focusing first on a cap domain that forms a channel across the outer membrane. Strikingly, the OMCC caps of the Escherichia coli pKM101 Tra and Agrobacterium tumefaciens VirB/VirD4 systems are completely dispensable for substrate transfer, but required for formation of conjugative pili. The pKM101 OMCC cap and extended pilus also are dispensable for activation of a Pseudomonas aeruginosa type VI secretion system (T6SS)...
April 27, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444064/assessment-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-as-an-early-marker-of-vascular-damage-in-hypertensive-children
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Liz Andréa Villela Baroncini, Lucimary de Castro Sylvestre, Camila Varotto Baroncini, Roberto Pecoits
Background: The increased carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) correlates with the presence of atherosclerosis in adults and describes vascular abnormalities in both hypertensive children and adolescents. Objective: To assess CIMT as an early marker of atherosclerosis and vascular damage in hypertensive children and adolescents compared with non-hypertensive controls and to evaluate the influence of gender, age, and body mass index (BMI) on CIMT on each group. Methods: Observational cohort study...
April 20, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427669/rapid-ag-sn-ag-transient-liquid-phase-bonding-for-high-temperature-power-devices-packaging-by-the-assistance-of-ultrasound
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Huakai Shao, Aiping Wu, Yudian Bao, Yue Zhao, Lei Liu, Guisheng Zou
Rapid transient liquid phase (TLP) bonding process on Ag/Sn/Ag system is achieved in air by the assistance of ultrasonic, which has great potential to be applied to high-temperature power devices packaging. In this study, the influence of ultrasonic effect on the morphology and growth kinetics of Ag3Sn grains, and the joint microstructure, mechanical property and thermal reliability were systematically investigated. Experimental results indicated that the rapid consumption of the "dynamic" transient liquid phase was attributed to the accelerated dissolution of Ag substrate and the extrusion of liquid Sn, which were entirely induced by the complex sonochemical effects on the liquid/solid intermetallic compounds (IMCs) interface...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426120/a-phase-ii-study-of-a-human-anti-pdgfr%C3%AE-monoclonal-antibody-olaratumab-imc-3g3-in-previously-treated-patients-with-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
Background: This study evaluated tumor response to olaratumab (an anti-PDGFRα monoclonal antibody) in previously treated patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) with or without PDGFRα mutations (cohorts 1 and 2, respectively). Patients and methods: Patients received olaratumab 20 mg/kg intravenously every 14 days until disease progression, death, or intolerable toxicity occurred. Outcome measures were 12-week tumor response, progression-free survival (PFS), overall survival (OS), and safety...
March 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425854/rationale-design-synthesis-cytotoxicity-evaluation-and-molecular-docking-studies-of-1-3-4-oxadiazole-analogues
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Mohamed Jawed Ahsan, Arun Choupra, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Surender Singh Jadav, Mohd Zaheen Hassan, Mohammed Afroz Bakht, Pannala Padmaja, Abdulmalik Bin Saleh Al-Tamimi, Mohammed H Geesi
We report herein, the synthesis of two new series of oxadiazole analogues, and their cytotoxicity evaluation. The oxadiazole analogues (5a-h and 12a-h) were structurally related to the heterocyclic (1,3,4- oxadiazole) linked aryl core of IMC-038525 (tubulin polymerization inhibitor), NSC 776715, and NSC 776716, with further modification by incorporating methylene linker. The title compounds (5a-h and 12a-h) were synthesized in good yields, and were characterized by IR, NMR, and mass spectral data. The cytotoxicity evaluation was carried out according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI US) Protocol against NCI-60 human cell lines derived from nine different panels...
April 19, 2017: Anti-cancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421808/insatisfacci%C3%A3-n-con-la-imagen-corporal-en-ni%C3%A3-os-y-adolescentes-revisi%C3%A3-n-sistem%C3%A3-tica
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Paloma Jiménez Flores, Arturo Jiménez Cruz, Montserrat Bacardi Gascón
Introducción: la diferencia de la percepción entre la silueta percibida y la deseada se ha definido como insatisfacción con la imagen corporal (IMCO).Objetivo: evaluar los métodos utilizados para medir la IMCO y la frecuencia de la IMCO en niños y adolescentes.Metodología: se buscaron artículos registrados en las bases de datos de PubMed, EBSCOhost y Scielo, de estudios transversales en inglés y español, que valoraran la IMCO en niños y adolescentes publicados de abril de 2010 al mes de abril de 2015...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421800/prevalencia-y-factores-asociados-al-consumo-de-bebidas-azucaradas-en-escolares-de-9-a-17-a%C3%A3-os-de-bogot%C3%A3-colombia-estudio-fuprecol
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Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Juan Camilo Fuerte-Celis, Javier Martínez-Torres, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista
Objetivo: determinar la prevalencia y los factores asociados al consumo de bebidas azucaradas en una población escolar de Bogotá, Colombia, pertenecientes al Estudio FUPRECOL.Métodos: estudio descriptivo y transversal, realizado en 8.136 niños y adolescentes en edad escolar entre 9 y 17 años de Bogotá, Colombia. El peso, la estatura, el índice de masa corporal (IMC), la circunferencia de cintura y el porcentaje de grasa se recogieron como marcadores antropométricos y de composición corporal. El consumo de bebidas azucaradas (bebidas carbonatadas, jugos ultra-procesados y/o té), y los factores asociados (sexo, edad, obesidad abdominal, clasificación del IMC, grado de estudios de la madre/padre, y nivel nutricional por cuestionario "Krece plus" indicador de adherencia a la dieta mediterránea), se recogieron por encuesta estructurada...
March 30, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416485/targeting-autocrine-ccl5-ccr5-axis-reprograms-immunosuppressive-myeloid-cells-and-reinvigorates-antitumor-immunity
#15
Yi Ban, Junhua Mai, Xin Li, Marisa Mitchell-Flack, Tuo Zhang, Lixing Zhang, Lotfi Chouchane, Mauro Ferrari, Haifa Shen, Xiaojing Ma
The tumor-promoting potential of CCL5 has been proposed but remains poorly understood. We demonstrate here that an autocrine CCL5-CCR5 axis is a major regulator of immunosuppressive myeloid cells (IMC) of both monocytic and granulocytic lineages. The absence of the autocrine CCL5 abrogated the generation of granulocytic myeloid-derived suppressor cells and tumor-associated macrophages. In parallel, enhanced maturation of intratumoral neutrophils and macrophages occurred in spite of tumor-derived CCL5. The refractory nature of ccl5-null myeloid precursors to tumor-derived CCL5 was attributable to their persistent lack of membrane-bound CCR5...
April 17, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405317/changes-in-gene-expression-of-neo-squamous-mucosa-after-endoscopic-treatment-for-dysplastic-barrett-s-esophagus-and-intramucosal-adenocarcinoma
#16
Angelique Levert-Mignon, Michael J Bourke, Sarah J Lord, Andrew C Taylor, Antony R Wettstein, Melanie Edwards, Natalia K Botelho, Rebecca Sonson, Chatura Jayasekera, Oliver M Fisher, Melissa L Thomas, Finlay Macrae, Damian J Hussey, David I Watson, Reginald V Lord
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic therapy, including by radiofrequency ablation (RFA) or endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), is first line treatment for Barrett's esophagus (BE) with high-grade dysplasia (HGD) or intramucosal cancer (IMC) and may be appropriate for some patients with low-grade dysplasia (LGD). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the molecular effects of endotherapy. METHODS: mRNA expression of 16 genes significantly associated with different BE stages was measured in paired pre-treatment BE tissues and post-treatment neo-squamous biopsies from 36 patients treated by RFA (19 patients, 3 IMC, 4 HGD, 12 LGD) or EMR (17 patients, 4 IMC, 13 HGD)...
February 2017: United European Gastroenterology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380135/mcp-1-levels-are-associated-with-cardiac-remodeling-but-not-with-resistant-hypertension
#17
Alessandra Mileni Versuti Ritter, Ana Paula Cabral de Faria, Andrea Sabbatini, Nathalia Batista Corrêa, Veridiana Brunelli, Rodrigo Modolo, Heitor Moreno
Background: Hypertension is a chronic, low-grade inflammation process associated with the release of cytokines and development of target organ damage. Deregulated monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) levels have been associated with high blood pressure and cardiovascular complications; however, the mechanisms involved are complex and not fully understood. Objective: This study aimed to compare the levels of MCP-1 in patients with resistant (RH) versus mild-to-moderate (HTN) hypertension and their association with the presence or absence of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in all hypertensive subjects...
March 30, 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364375/longitudinal-motion-assessment-of-the-carotid-artery-using-speckle-tracking-and-scale-invariant-feature-transform
#18
Salvatore Scaramuzzino, Claudio Carallo, Giampaolo Pileggi, Agostino Gnasso, Maria Francesca Spadea
The purpose of this work is to present and validate a novel approach for ultra-sound-based speckle tracking to measure the carotid artery longitudinal displacement, and to assess the apparent sliding between of Intima-Media Complex (IMC) and Adventitia (Ad) layers. This method utilizes feature detectors and descriptors to localize and track keypoints for local motion quantification. The procedure was tested and validated on an in silico dataset and on 18 heathy volunteers and 16 patients. Accuracy measured on in silico data gave a mean ± standard deviation of 23 ± 15 and 19 ± 18 μm for IMC and Ad respectively, and thus smaller than the pixel size (0...
March 31, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363236/x-ray-study-of-structural-formation-and-thermomechanical-properties-of-silver-containing-polymer-nanocomposites
#19
Valeriy Demchenko, Sergii Riabov, Volodymyr Shtompel'
The structural organization and thermomechanical properties of nanocomposites prepared from interpolyelectrolyte-metal complex (IMC) involving anionic polyelectrolyte, pectin and AgNO3, and cationic polyelectrolyte, poly(4-vinylpyridine), have been investigated using the methods of wide- and small-angle X-ray scattering and thermomechanical analysis. It is established that chemical reduction of Ag(+) ions in the IMC by sodium borohydride results in formation of the nanocomposite based on the "pectin-poly(4-vinylpyridine)" interpolyelectrolyte complex (IPEC) and Ag(0) nanoparticles as well...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28363028/spectroscopic-investigation-of-the-formation-and-disruption-of-hydrogen-bonds-in-pharmaceutical-semicrystalline-dispersions
#20
Tu Van Duong, Gunter Reekmans, Akkaladevi Venkatesham, Arthur Van Aerschot, Peter Adriaensens, Jan Van Humbeeck, Guy Van den Mooter
We recently found that indomethacin (IMC) can effectively act as a powerful crystallization inhibitor for polyethylene glycol 6000 (PEG) despite the fact that the absence of interactions between the drug and the carrier in the solid state was reported in the literature. However, in the present study, we investigate the possibility of drug-carrier interactions in the liquid state to explain the polymer crystallization inhibition effect of IMC. We also aim to discover other potential PEG crystallization inhibitors...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
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