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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934094/estimated-changes-in-life-expectancy-and-adult-mortality-resulting-from-declining-pm2-5-exposures-in-the-contiguous-united-states-1980-2010
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Neal Fann, Sun-Young Kim, Casey Olives, Lianne Sheppard
BACKGROUND: PM2.5 precursor emissions have declined over the course of several decades, following the implementation of local, state, and federal air quality policies. Estimating the corresponding change in population exposure and PM2.5-attributable risk of death prior to the year 2000 is made difficult by the lack of PM2.5 monitoring data. OBJECTIVES: We used a new technique to estimate historical PM2.5 concentrations, and estimated the effects of changes in PM2...
September 6, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934030/metabolomic-analysis-of-n-acetylcysteine-protection-of-injury-from-gadolinium-dtpa-contrast-agent-in-rats-with-chronic-renal-failure
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Chuanling Wan, Rong Xue, Youyang Zhan, Yijie Wu, Xiaojing Li, Fengkui Pei
Gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are frequently used to enhance the diagnostic efficacy of magnetic resonance imaging. On the other hand, the association between GBCA administration in patients with advanced renal disease and nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF) was also noted. NSF is a systemic disorder characterized by widespread tissue fibrosis that may lead to death. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) protects rats from injury induced by gadolinium-based contrast agents, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear...
September 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931411/topiramate-s-effectiveness-on-weight-reduction-in-overweight-obese-persons-with-schizophrenia-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Miyuru Chandradasa, Layani Champika, Silumini de Silva, K A L A Kuruppuarachchi
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia is a psychiatric disorder with a higher mortality than that of the general population. Most of the deaths are due to cardiovascular causes and are related to metabolic risks. This risk is due not only to antipsychotics but also to inherent factors of the disorder. Studies in the West have shown topiramate to be effective in schizophrenia to reduce weight gain and for symptomatic control. Whether this is effective for South Asians is not known. It is important because South Asians have a higher risk of metabolic syndrome...
September 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928807/effects-of-low-dose-of-bisphenol-a-on-the-proliferation-and-mechanism-of-primary-cultured-prostate-epithelial-cells-in-rodents
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Dongyan Huang, Jianhui Wu, Xin Su, Han Yan, Zuyue Sun
Bisphenol A (BPA) is a well-known endocrine disruptor compound (EDC) that aggravates testosterone-induced benign prostate hyperplasia by increasing the relative weight of the ventral and dorsolateral prostate in rats. This phenomenon is primarily attributed to the exogenous estrogen effect of BPA. However, the direct effect of BPA on prostate cells has not been characterized. The present study investigated the proliferative effect and possible mechanisms of action of BPA on the prostatic epithelium of rats...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928215/influenza-virus-hemagglutinin-stalk-specific-antibodies-in-human-serum-are-a-surrogate-marker-for-in-vivo-protection-in-a-serum-transfer-mouse-challenge-model
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Henning Jacobsen, Madhusudan Rajendran, Angela Choi, Haakon Sjursen, Karl A Brokstad, Rebecca J Cox, Peter Palese, Florian Krammer, Raffael Nachbagauer
The immunogenicity of current influenza virus vaccines is assessed by measuring an increase of influenza virus-specific antibodies in a hemagglutination inhibition assay. This method exclusively measures antibodies against the hemagglutinin head domain. While this domain is immunodominant, it has been shown that hemagglutination inhibition titers do not always accurately predict protection from disease. In addition, several novel influenza virus vaccines that are currently under development do not target the hemagglutinin head domain, but rather more conserved sites, including the hemagglutinin stalk...
September 19, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920721/-changes-in-carbohydrate-metabolism-after-kidney-transplantation-and-their-effects-on-cardiovascular-risk
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Bernadett Borda, Edit Szederkényi, Zoltán Hódi, Aurél Ottlakán, Viktor Szabó, György Lázár
INTRODUCTION: Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of deaths after transplantation, with diabetes mellitus being the main risk factor in development. AIM: The aim of our study was to assess the prevalence of new onset diabetes mellitus in connection with the cardiovascular risk predicted by the HEART Score. METHOD: 44 patients were involved in our study; after overview of baseline data, OGTT was performed, followed by patient classification into the following groups: normal, impaired fasting glucose/impaired glucose tolerance, and new onset diabetes mellitus...
September 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911936/exercise-training-in-patients-with-pulmonary-and-systemic-hypertension-a-unique-therapy-for-two-different-diseases
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REVIEW
Massimo Leggio, Augusto Fusco, Giorgio Limongelli, Luca Sgorbini
Pulmonary hypertension is a potentially life-threatening condition. Given its evolving definition, the incidence and prevalence of the disease is difficult to define, but registries suggest an increased global awareness. The management of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension is highly specialised and requires multi-disciplinary input from a range of healthcare professionals, including cardiologists, respiratory physicians, rheumatologists, rehabilitation physicians and cardio-pulmonary physiotherapists...
September 11, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905134/postmortem-mr-diffusion-weighted-imaging-of-the-liver-time-behavior-of-the-hepatic-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-in-the-early-death-interval
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Sarah Keller, Tony M Schmidt, Anne Catherine Kim, Roland Fischer, Axel Heinemann, Gerhard Adam, Jin Yamamura
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess postmortem changes of the hepatic apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) at multiple time points in the time interval of 16 hours postmortem in comparison to in vivo controls and to literature data. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Hepatic diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) was repeatedly performed at 1.5 Tesla (b values 50, 400, and 800 s/mm(2)) in 2-hourly steps within 16 hours postmortem in 19 cases (male to female 13:6, mean age 68...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900454/the-effect-of-alpha-lipoic-acid-supplementation-on-anthropometric-indices-and-food-intake-in-patients-who-experienced-stroke-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-clinical-trial
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Vida Mohammadi, Fariborz Khorvash, Awat Feizi, Gholamreza Askari
BACKGROUND: Stroke as a devastating condition is a major cause of death worldwide. It is accountable for long-term disability with high personal and social cost in adults. Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is an eight-carbon, sulfur-containing compound with antioxidant properties which reduces body weight, changes other anthropometric indices, and regulates food intake by suppressing appetite and increasing metabolism This study was designed to evaluate the possible effects of ALA supplementation on anthropometric indices and dietary intake in patients with stroke...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891588/ursodeoxycholic-acid-for-cystic-fibrosis-related-liver-disease
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REVIEW
Katharine Cheng, Deborah Ashby, Rosalind L Smyth
BACKGROUND: Abnormal biliary secretion leads to the thickening of bile and the formation of plugs within the bile ducts; the consequent obstruction and abnormal bile flow ultimately results in the development of cystic fibrosis-related liver disease. This condition peaks in adolescence with up to 20% of adolescents with cystic fibrosis developing chronic liver disease. Early changes in the liver may ultimately result in end-stage liver disease with people needing transplantation. One therapeutic option currently used is ursodeoxycholic acid...
September 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885999/weight-change-in-older-adults-and-mortality-the-multiethnic-cohort-study
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S-Y Park, L R Wilkens, G Maskarinec, C A Haiman, L N Kolonel, L L Marchand
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between weight change in older adults and mortality in a multiethnic population. METHODS: We performed a prospective analysis using data on weight change between the baseline (1993-1996) and the 10-year follow-up (2003-2007) surveys in relation to subsequent mortality among 63 040 participants in the Multiethnic Cohort Study in Hawaii and California. The participants were African American, Native Hawaiian, Japanese American, Latino and white, aged 45-75 years at baseline, and did not report heart disease or cancer at either survey...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884517/biocompatibility-assessment-of-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-in-mice-feto-placental-unit
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Parvaneh Naserzadeh, Fatemeh Ghanbary, Parviz Ashtari, Enayatollah Seydi, Khadijeh Ashtari, Mohsen Akbari
As the applications of titanium dioxide nanomaterials (nTiO2 ) are growing with an ever-increasing speed, the hazardous risks of this material have become a major concern. Several recent studies have reported that nTiO2 can cross the placental barrier in pregnant mice and cause neurotoxicity in their offspring. However, the influence of these nanoparticles on the fetoplacental unit during the pregnancy is yet to be studied. The present study reports on the effects of nTiO2 on the anatomical structure of fetal brain and liver in a pregnant mice model...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858124/an-injury-mortality-prediction-based-on-the-anatomic-injury-scale
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Muding Wang, Dan Wu, Wusi Qiu, Weimi Wang, Yunji Zeng, Yi Shen
To determine whether the injury mortality prediction (IMP) statistically outperforms the trauma mortality prediction model (TMPM) as a predictor of mortality.The TMPM is currently the best trauma score method, which is based on the anatomic injury. Its ability of mortality prediction is superior to the injury severity score (ISS) and to the new injury severity score (NISS). However, despite its statistical significance, the predictive power of TMPM needs to be further improved.Retrospective cohort study is based on the data of 1,148,359 injured patients in the National Trauma Data Bank hospitalized from 2010 to 2011...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851918/atp6ap2-ablation-in-adult-mice-impairs-viability-through-multiple-organ-deficiencies
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Olivia Wendling, Marie-France Champy, Solène Jaubert, Guillaume Pavlovic, Aline Dubos, Loic Lindner, Hugues Jacobs, Manuel Mark, Roy Combe, Isabelle Goncalves Da Cruz, Hervé Luche, John S Mudgett, Thomas Rosahl, Tania Sorg, Marie Malissen, Patrick T Reilly, Yann Hérault
ATP6AP2 codes for the (pro)renin receptor and is an essential component of vacuolar H+ ATPase. Activating (pro)renin for conversion of Angiotensinogen to Angiotensin makes ATP6AP2 attractive for drug intervention. Tissue-specific ATP6AP2 inactivation in mouse suggested a strong impact on various organs. Consistent with this, we found that embryonic ablation of Atp6ap2 resulted in both male hemizygous lethality and female haploinsufficiency. Next, we examined the phenotype of an induced inactivation in the adult animal, most akin to detect potential effect of functional interference of ATP6AP2 through drug therapy...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851355/integrative-model-of-leukocyte-genomics-and-organ-dysfunction-in-heart-failure-patients-requiring-mechanical-circulatory-support-a-prospective-observational-study
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Nicholas Wisniewski, Galyna Bondar, Christoph Rau, Jay Chittoor, Eleanor Chang, Azadeh Esmaeili, Martin Cadeiras, Mario Deng
BACKGROUND: The implantation of mechanical circulatory support devices in heart failure patients is associated with a systemic inflammatory response, potentially leading to death from multiple organ dysfunction syndrome. Previous studies point to the involvement of many mechanisms, but an integrative hypothesis does not yet exist. Using time-dependent whole-genome mRNA expression in circulating leukocytes, we constructed a systems-model to improve mechanistic understanding and prediction of adverse outcomes...
August 29, 2017: BMC Medical Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843661/reproductive-losses-caused-by-the-ingestion-of-poincianella-pyramidalis-in-sheep
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José Radmácyo G Lopes, José Rômulo S Santos, Márcia A Medeiros, Édipo Moreira Campos, Franklin Riet-Correa, Rosane Maria T Medeiros
Malformations have been observed in sheep and goats in the Brazilian semiarid region in areas where Poincianella pyramidalis is dominant. The objective of this trial was to determine whether Poincianella pyramidalis causes reproductive changes in pregnant sheep. Sixteen non-pregnant sheep were mated with two rams. After confirmation of the pregnancy by ultrasonography on the 18th day after mating, pregnant sheep were randomly divided into four groups (#1, 2, 3, and 4), with four animals each. Sheep received roughage in an amount equivalent to 2% of their body weight, mixed with 0%, 10%, 20% and 40% of dried leaves of P...
August 24, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835229/does-dapagliflozin-regress-left-ventricular-hypertrophy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-a-prospective-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-study
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Alexander J M Brown, Chim Lang, Rory McCrimmon, Allan Struthers
BACKGROUND: Patients with diabetes have a two to fourfold increased risk for development of and death from cardiovascular disease [CVD]. The current oral hypoglycaemic agents result in limited reduction in this cardiovascular risk. Sodium glucose linked co-transporter type 2 [SGLT2] inhibitors are a relatively new class of antidiabetic agent that have been shown to have potential cardiovascular benefits. In support of this, the EMPA-REG trial showed a striking 38% and 35% reduction in cardiovascular mortality and heart failure [HF] hospitalisation respectively...
August 23, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829421/electroconvulsive-seizures-in-rats-and-fractionation-of-their-hippocampi-to-examine-seizure-induced-changes-in-postsynaptic-density-proteins
#18
Sung-Soo Jang, Han Gil Jeong, Hee Jung Chung
Electroconvulsive seizure (ECS) is an experimental animal model of electroconvulsive therapy, the most effective treatment for severe depression. ECS induces generalized tonic-clonic seizures with low mortality and neuronal death and is a widely-used model to screen anti-epileptic drugs. Here, we describe an ECS induction method in which a brief 55-mA current is delivered for 0.5 s to male rats 200 - 250 g in weight via ear-clip electrodes. Such bilateral stimulation produced stage 4 - 5 clonic seizures that lasted about 10 s...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827819/the-effects-of-dexamethasone-administered-during-pregnancy-on-the-postpartum-spiny-mouse-ovary
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Monika Hułas-Stasiak, Piotr Dobrowolski, Bożena Pawlikowska-Pawlęga, Ewa Tomaszewska, Siemowit Muszyński
Excessive exposure to glucocorticoids can alter ovarian function by modulating oogenesis, folliculogenesis and steroidogenesis. The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of dexamethasone (DEX) administered during pregnancy on folliculogenesis and corpus luteum development in the postpartum spiny mouse ovary. DEX (125 μg kg-1 body weight per day) was applied to pregnant spiny mouse from day 20 of gestation to parturition. The obtained ovaries were fixed and used for immunohistochemistry and TEM analysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826679/worldwide-burden-of-and-trends-in-mortality-from-gallbladder-and-other-biliary-tract-cancers
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Lindsey A Torre, Rebecca L Siegel, Farhad Islami, Freddie Bray, Ahmedin Jemal
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Gallbladder cancer has a low rate of survival, a unique geographic distribution, and is associated with lifestyle factors that have changed in recent decades. Little is known about the extent to which behavioral patterns have affected global trends in gallbladder cancer. We investigated recent mortality patterns and trends worldwide. METHODS: We collected data from the World Health Organization's Cancer Mortality Database to examine sex-specific, age-standardized rates of death from gallbladder and other biliary tract cancers (excluding intrahepatic bile duct cancer; ICD-9 code 156 or ICD-10 C23-24)...
August 18, 2017: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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