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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074978/-effect-of-meal-frequency-and-carbohydrate-intake-on-the-metabolic-control-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Tamara Leiva, Karen Basfi-Fer, Pamela Rojas, Fernando Carrasco, Manuel Ruz O
BACKGROUND: Increasing meal frequency is commonly used in the clinical practice as part of the nutritional treatment of patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (DM2), although its effect on metabolic control parameters is controversial. AIM: To evaluate the association of energy intake, meal frequency, and amount of carbohydrates with fasting plasma glucose and glycosylated hemoglobin in a group of patients with DM2 without insulin therapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Dietary intake was evaluated in 60 subjects with DM2 through three-day food records...
October 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060498/1-8-cineole-in-french-red-wines-evidence-for-a-contribution-related-to-its-various-origins
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Xavier Poitou, Cécile Thibon, Philippe Darriet
The aromatic descriptor "green", reflecting grape unripeness in French red wines, is frequently associated with the levels of 3-alkyl-2-methoxypyrazines, particularly 3-isobutyl-2-methoxypyrazine (IBMP), which has bell pepper nuances. Nevertheless, not all green aromatic expressions in red wines correlate with 3-alkyl-2-methoxypyrazine concentrations. This study considered sensory and chemical approaches using Cabernet Sauvignon wines obtained from grapes harvested at one-month intervals during the 2014 and 2015 vintages to investigate other volatile odoriferous compounds...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058833/de-novo-discovery-of-hdabco-bf4-molecular-ferroelectric-thin-film-for-non-volatile-low-voltage-memories
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Ping-Ping Shi, Yuan-Yuan Tang, Peng-Fei Li, Heng-Yun Ye, Ren-Gen Xiong
To date, the field of ferroelectric random access memories (FeRAMs) is mainly dominated by inorganic ferroelectric thin films like Pb(Zr,Ti)O3, which suffer from the issues of environmental harmfulness, high processing temperatures and high fabrication costs. In these respects, molecular ferroelectric thin films are particularly advantageous and thus become promis-ing alternatives to the conventional inorganic ones. For the prospect of FeRAMs applications, they should fulfill the require-ments of effective polarization switching and low-voltage, high-speed operation...
January 6, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024224/facial-emotion-recognition-theory-of-mind-and-the-role-of-facial-mimicry-in-depression
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Julia C Zwick, Larissa Wolkenstein
BACKGROUND: This study examined whether acutely (aMDD) and remitted depressed patients (rMDD) show deficits in the two aspects of social cognition - facial emotion recognition (FER) and reasoning - when using ecologically valid material. Furthermore, we examined whether reduced facial mimicry mediates the association between depressive symptoms and FER, and whether FER deficits and reasoning deficits are associated. METHOD: In 42 aMDD, 43 rMDD, and 39 healthy controls (HC) FER was assessed using stimuli from the Amsterdam Dynamic Facial Expression Set, reasoning by the Movie for the Assessment of Social Cognition...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007789/reproductive-hormones-of-icsi-conceived-young-adult-men-the-first-results
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Florence Belva, Mathieu Roelants, Jean De Schepper, André Van Steirteghem, Herman Tournaye, Maryse Bonduelle
STUDY QUESTION: Are reproductive hormone levels (FSH, LH, inhibin B and testosterone) in male offspring conceived by ICSI because of male infertility comparable with those from peers born after spontaneous conception? SUMMARY ANSWER: In this cohort of 54 young men conceived by ICSI because of male-factor infertility, mean and median reproductive hormone levels were found to be comparable with results from spontaneously conceived peers, but ICSI-conceived men were more likely to have low inhibin B (<10th percentile) and high FSH (>90th percentile) levels...
December 21, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999118/effect-of-pretreatment-with-oral-contraceptives-and-progestins-on-ivf-outcomes-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Daimin Wei, Yuhua Shi, Jing Li, Ze Wang, Lin Zhang, Yun Sun, Hong Zhou, Yuping Xu, Chunxiang Wu, Ling Liu, Qiongfang Wu, Lili Zhuang, Yanzhi Du, Weiping Li, Heping Zhang, Richard S Legro, Zi-Jiang Chen
STUDY QUESTION: Do oral contraceptives (OCs) and progestins impact live birth rate of IVF when used for cycle scheduling in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: OCs used for scheduling IVF cycle were associated with lowered rates of pregnancy and live birth after fresh embryo transfer, whereas progestins used for this purpose yield higher rates of pregnancy and live birth than OCs. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Due to oligo-menorrhea in PCOS, OCs and progestin are extensively used to schedule the start of an IVF cycle in women with PCOS...
December 19, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997103/kinetic-isotope-effects-and-transition-state-structure-for-human-phenylethanolamine-n-methyltransferase
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Christopher F Stratton, Myles B Poulin, Quan Du, Vern L Schramm
Phenylethanolamine N-methyltransferase (PNMT) catalyzes the S-adenosyl-l-methionine (SAM)-dependent conversion of norepinephrine to epinephrine. Epinephrine has been associated with critical processes in humans including the control of respiration and blood pressure. Additionally, PNMT activity has been suggested to play a role in hypertension and Alzheimer's disease. In the current study, labeled SAM substrates were used to measure primary methyl-(14)C and (36)S and secondary methyl-(3)H, 5'-(3)H, and 5'-(14)C intrinsic kinetic isotope effects for human PNMT...
December 28, 2016: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976501/pore-topology-effects-in-positron-annihilation-spectroscopy-of-zeolites
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Asier Zubiaga, Robbie Warringham, Sharon Mitchell, Lars Gerchow, David Cooke, Paolo Crivelli, Javier Pérez-Ramírez
Positron annihilation spectroscopy (PAS) is a powerful method to study the size and connectivity of pores in zeolites. The lifetime of positronium within the host material is commonly described by the Tao-Eldrup model. However, one of its largest limitations arises from the simple geometries considered for the shape of the pores, which cannot describe accurately the complex topologies in zeolites. Here, an atomic model that combines the Tao potential with the crystallographic structure is introduced to calculate the distribution and lifetime of Ps intrinsic to a given framework...
December 14, 2016: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957818/optimal-pharmacological-treatment-and-adherence-to-medication-in-secondary-prevention-of-cardiovascular-events-in-spain-results-from-the-caps-study
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Alberto Cordero, Luis Rodriguez Padial, Alberto Batalla, Luis López Barreiro, Francisco Torres Calvo, Jose M Castellano, Emilio Ruiz, Vicente Bertomeu-Martínez
INTRODUCTION: Despite the large amount of evidence supporting the use of antiplatelet agents, beta-blockers, angiotensin antagonists, and lipid-lowering statins in patients with stable coronary artery disease, several studies have documented underprescription of optimal medical treatment (OMT) in Spain. AIMS: The present study aims to describe the current trend of pharmacological prescription in secondary prevention treatment for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in a Spanish cohort...
December 13, 2016: Cardiovascular Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943135/degarelix-for-treating-advanced-hormone-dependent-prostate-cancer-an-evidence-review-group-perspective-of-a-nice-single-technology-appraisal
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Lesley Uttley, Sophie Whyte, Timothy Gomersall, Shijie Ren, Ruth Wong, Duncan Chambers, Paul Tappenden
As part of its Single Technology Appraisal Process, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) invited the manufacturer of degarelix (Ferring Pharmaceuticals) to submit evidence for the clinical and cost effectiveness of degarelix for the treatment of advanced hormone-dependent prostate cancer. The School of Health and Related Research Technology Appraisal Group at the University of Sheffield was commissioned to act as the independent Evidence Review Group (ERG). The ERG produced a critical review of the evidence contained within the company's submission to NICE...
December 10, 2016: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930296/receptor-kinase-complex-transmits-ralf-peptide-signal-to-inhibit-root-growth-in-arabidopsis
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Changqing Du, Xiushan Li, Jia Chen, Weijun Chen, Bin Li, Chiyu Li, Long Wang, Jianglin Li, Xiaoying Zhao, Jianzhong Lin, Xuanming Liu, Sheng Luan, Feng Yu
A number of hormones work together to control plant cell growth. Rapid Alkalinization Factor 1 (RALF1), a plant-derived small regulatory peptide, inhibits cell elongation through suppression of rhizosphere acidification in plants. Although a receptor-like kinase, FERONIA (FER), has been shown to act as a receptor for RALF1, the signaling mechanism remains unknown. In this study, we identified a receptor-like cytoplasmic kinase (RPM1-induced protein kinase, RIPK), a plasma membrane-associated member of the RLCK-VII subfamily, that is recruited to the receptor complex through interacting with FER in response to RALF1...
December 20, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920089/world-endometriosis-society-consensus-on-the-classification-of-endometriosis
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Neil P Johnson, Lone Hummelshoj, G David Adamson, Jörg Keckstein, Hugh S Taylor, Mauricio S Abrao, Deborah Bush, Ludwig Kiesel, Rulla Tamimi, Kathy L Sharpe-Timms, Luk Rombauts, Linda C Giudice
STUDY QUESTION: What is the global consensus on the classification of endometriosis that considers the views of women with endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: We have produced an international consensus statement on the classification of endometriosis through systematic appraisal of evidence and a consensus process that included representatives of national and international, medical and non-medical societies, patient organizations, and companies with an interest in endometriosis...
December 5, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917794/facial-emotion-recognition-ability-psychiatry-nurses-versus-nurses-from-other-departments
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Gozde Gultekin, Zeliha Kincir, Merve Kurt, Yasir Catal, Asli Acil, Aybike Aydin, Mualla Özcan, Busra N Delikkaya, Selma Kacar, Murat Emul
PURPOSE: Facial emotion recognition is a basic element in non-verbal communication. Although some researchers have shown that recognizing facial expressions may be important in the interaction between doctors and patients, there are no studies concerning facial emotion recognition in nurses. Here, we aimed to investigate facial emotion recognition ability in nurses and compare the abilities between nurses from psychiatry and other departments. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, sixty seven nurses were divided into two groups according to their departments: psychiatry (n=31); and, other departments (n=36)...
1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915107/association-between-the-agr-locus-and-the-presence-of-virulence-genes-and-pathogenesis-in-staphylococcus-aureus-using-a-caenorhabditis-elegans-model
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Terissa A Thompson, Paul D Brown
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus is a commensal pathogen with a virulon that is under agr control. agr dysfunction has been seen in clinical strains that do not respond positively to treatment. This study aimed to establish the association between the genes in the virulon and the presence of agr and to determine the relationship between the presence or absence of agr and pathogenicity. METHODS: PCR was used to identify the presence of the agr operon in 101 clinical S...
January 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914537/the-fenpropathrin-resistant-tetranychus-cinnabarinus-showed-increased-fecundity-with-high-content-of-vitellogenin-and-vitellogenin-receptor
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Xing Liu, Guangmao Shen, Haoran Xu, Lin He
Carmine spider mite, Tetranychus cinnabarinus (Boisduval), an agricultural pest of economically important crops, has developed resistance to a group of pesticides. We have selected a fenpropathrin-resistant strain (FeR) of T. cinnabarinus from the isogenous and susceptible strain (SS), and found that the FeR not only showed resistance but its fecundity also increased. According to the numbers of eggs laid per day of both strains, the FeR was more fertile than SS throughout the life span. To investigate the underlying reason, the protein contents of vitellogenin (vg) and vitellogenin receptor (vgr) were detected, and the results showed both of them were significantly higher in FeR than in SS...
November 2016: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909561/korean-solar-salts-reduce-obesity-and-alter-its-related-markers-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
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Jaehyun Ju, Jia-Le Song, Eui-Seong Park, Myoung-Sool Do, Kun-Young Park
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The aim of this experiments was to show anti-obesity effects of Korean solar salt from different salt fields in diet-induced obese mice. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Diet-induced obesity (DIO) was induced by a high-fat diet (HFD; 45% cal from fat) in C57BL/6J mice for eight weeks. The mice were fed with the designated diets (chow diet for Normal, HFD for Control, 0.47%-salt-mixed HFD for purified salt (PS), Guerande solar salt from France (SS-G), solar salt from Y salt field (SS-Y), solar salts from T salt field (SS-T) and S salt field (SS-S)) for another eight weeks...
December 2016: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907901/serum-amh-levels-in-healthy-women-from-brca1-2-mutated-families-are-they-reduced
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Theodora C van Tilborg, Inge A P Derks-Smeets, Anna M E Bos, Jan C Oosterwijk, Ron J van Golde, Christine E de Die-Smulders, Lizet E van der Kolk, Wendy A G van Zelst-Stams, Maria E Velthuizen, Annemieke Hoek, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Joop S E Laven, Margreet G E M Ausems, Frank J M Broekmans
STUDY QUESTION: Do BRCA1/2 mutation carriers have a compromised ovarian reserve compared to proven non-carriers, based on serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) levels? SUMMARY ANSWER: BRCA1/2 mutation carriers do not show a lower serum AMH level in comparison to proven non-carriers, after adjustment for potential confounders. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: It has been suggested that the BRCA genes play a role in the process of ovarian reserve depletion, although previous studies have shown inconsistent results regarding the association between serum AMH levels and BRCA mutation status...
November 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885520/the-effect-of-pre-operative-topical-anaesthetic-cream-on-the-ablative-width-and-coagulative-depth-of-ablative-fractional-resurfacing-laser
#18
Preawphan Punyaratabandhu, Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha, Penvadee Pattanaprichakul, Panitta Sitthinamsuwan, Weeranut Phothong, Sasima Eimpunth, Visnu Lohsiriwat, Woraphong Manuskiatti
Topical anaesthetic cream (TAC) is commonly used as a pre-treatment of ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR) laser. Most of anaesthetic cream contains distilled water as major component. Therefore, pre-operative TAC may interfere the photothermal reaction in the skin treated with fractional carbon-dioxide (FCO2) laser and fractional erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (FEr:YAG) laser. The objective of the study was to compare the ablative width (AW) and coagulative depth (CD) of AFR laser with and without pre-treatment with TAC...
November 24, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821706/longitudinal-follow-up-in-female-childhood-cancer-survivors-no-signs-of-accelerated-ovarian-function-loss
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A L F van der Kooi, M M van den Heuvel-Eibrink, A van Noortwijk, S J C M M Neggers, S M F Pluijm, E van Dulmen-den Broeder, W van Dorp, J S E Laven
STUDY QUESTION: Is the long-term decline of ovarian function, as reflected by a decrease in serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) concentration, accelerated over time in female childhood cancer survivors (CCS) as compared to healthy women of the same age? SUMMARY ANSWER: The median decline of AMH levels in long-term female CCS is not accelerated and similar to that observed in healthy controls. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Gonadal function is compromised in female CCS treated with chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy...
January 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813018/potential-impact-of-biologically-derived-hyaluronic-acid-on-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-in-the-united-states
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Jeffrey Rosen, Parag Sancheti, Anke Fierlinger, Faizan Niazi, Herman Johal, Asheesh Bedi
INTRODUCTION: Knee osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of disability in the world. Intra-articular hyaluronic acid (IA-HA) is a treatment modality that provides a minimally invasive treatment option for the management of osteoarthritis-related symptoms. This study examined the current and potential economic impact of using a biologically derived, high molecular weight hyaluronic acid preparation (Euflexxa) on the US population for the management of knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: A model was developed to estimate the total number of patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis in the US in 2015, distributed by Kellgren-Lawrence (K-L) grade, and the number of people living with total knee arthroplasty (TKA)...
January 2017: Advances in Therapy
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