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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719765/beetroot-juice-is-more-beneficial-than-sodium-nitrate-for-attenuating-muscle-pain-after-strenuous-eccentric-bias-exercise
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Tom Clifford, Glyn Howatson, Daniel J West, Emma J Stevenson
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of beetroot juice (BTJ) and a nitrate only drink (sodium nitrate; SN) on indices of exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD). Thirty recreationally active males consumed either BTJ (n=10), a nitrate matched SN drink (n=10) or an isocaloric placebo (PLA; n=10) immediately, 24 and 48 h after performing 100 drop jumps. To assess muscle damage, maximal isometric voluntary contractions (MIVC), countermovement jumps (CMJ), pressure-pain threshold (PPT), creatine kinase (CK) and high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) were measured pre, immediately post, 24, 48 and 72 h following the drop jumps...
July 18, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719656/phenotypic-characterization-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-the-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-small-cell-lung-cancer
#2
Ippokratis Messaritakis, Eleni Politaki, Athanasios Kotsakis, Eleftheria-Kleio Dermitzaki, Filippos Koinis, Eleni Lagoudaki, Anastasios Koutsopoulos, Galatea Kallergi, John Souglakos, Vassilis Georgoulias
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the phenotypic heterogeneity of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) based on the expression of proliferative, apoptotic and Epithelial-to-Mesenchymal Transmission (EMT) markers during front-line treatment in patients with small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and to evaluate their clinical relevance. METHODS: CTCs from 108 chemotherapy-naïve patients with SCLC were analyzed by double immunofluorescence staining using anti-Ki67, anti-M30, anti-Vimentin along with anti-CKs antibodies...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718889/veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-in-patients-undergoing-aortic-surgery
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Zhaopeng Zhong, Chunjing Jiang, Feng Yang, Xing Hao, Jialin Xing, Hong Wang, Xiaotong Hou
Veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) is an option for mechanical support for patients with postcardiotomy cardiogenic shock (PCS). However, the use of VA-ECMO in patients suffering from aortic disease with PCS has not been greatly reported. This is a retrospective review of adult patients undergoing aortic surgery who received VA-ECMO support to treat refractory PCS from August 2009 to May 2016. A total of 36 patients who underwent aortic surgery with VA-ECMO support for refractory PCS were included...
July 18, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717983/evaluation-of-acute-kidney-injury-aki-with-rifle-akin-ck-and-kdigo-in-critically-ill-trauma-patients
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F Ülger, M Pehlivanlar Küçük, A O Küçük, N K İlkaya, N Murat, B Bilgiç, H Abanoz
PURPOSE: The aim of our study was to evaluate the effects of AKI development on mortality with four different classification systems (RIFLE, AKIN, CK, KDIGO) in critically ill trauma patients followed in the intensive care unit. METHODS: A retrospective review of 2034 patients in our intensive care unit was conducted between July 2010 and August 2013. A total of 198 patients with primary trauma were included in the study to evaluate the development of AKI. RESULTS: When the presence of AKI was investigated according to the four criteria (RIFLE, AKIN, CK, and KDIGO), the highest incidence of AKI was found according to the KDIGO classification (74...
July 17, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717355/correlation-of-creatine-kinase-levels-with-clinical-features-and-survival-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
#5
Hongfei Tai, Liying Cui, Yuzhou Guan, Mingsheng Liu, Xiaoguang Li, Dongchao Shen, Dawei Li, Bo Cui, Jia Fang, Qingyun Ding, Kang Zhang, Shuangwu Liu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate serum creatine kinase (CK) levels of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients and to explore the relationship between CK levels and the clinical characteristics and survival prognosis of ALS patients. METHODS: We analyzed the CK levels of 185 ALS patients who underwent long-term follow-up. The relationship between CK levels and clinical features including sex, age, disease duration, site of onset, body mass index (BMI), serum creatinine (Cr), and spontaneous electromyographic activity was analyzed by univariate analysis and multiple linear regression...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717195/stability-of-the-phf10-subunit-of-pbaf-signature-module-is-regulated-by-phosphorylation-role-of-%C3%AE-trcp
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Victor V Tatarskiy, Yuriy P Simonov, Dmitrii S Shcherbinin, Alexander V Brechalov, Sofia G Georgieva, Nataliya V Soshnikova
The PBAF chromatin-remodeling complexes are multi-protein machines, regulating expression of genes involved in proliferation and differentiation. PHF10 is a subunit of the PBAF essential for its association with chromatin. Mammalian PHF10 is expressed as four ubiquitous isoforms, which are alternatively incorporated in the complex and differ by their influence on transcription of target genes. PHF10 have different domain structure and two of them (PHF10-S isoforms) lack C-terminal PHD domains, which enables their phosphorylation by CK-1...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717097/plasma-2-hydroxyglutarate-and-hexanoylcarnitine-levels-are-potential-biomarkers-for-skeletal-muscle-toxicity-in-male-fischer-344-rats
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Hisakuni Obayashi, Naoko Kobayashi, Yoshikazu Nezu, Takashi Yamoto, Mitsuyuki Shirai, Fumitoshi Asai
To identify new candidate biomarkers for skeletal muscle toxicity, an unbiased metabolomic analysis was performed in rats treated with two distinct myotoxicants, cerivastatin (CER) and tetramethyl-p-phenylenediamine (TMPD). Skeletal muscle toxicity was induced in male Fischer 344 rats by administering CER or TMPD and monitored using established endpoints, such as increased plasma creatine kinase (CK) activity and histopathology, and a metabolomic analysis of skeletal muscle and plasma samples. Plasma CK levels in CER-treated rats were markedly elevated at Day 11; however, those in TMPD-treated rats showed a statistically significant decrease at 24 hr after dosing...
2017: Journal of Toxicological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716623/a-second-truncation-in-ttn-causes-early-onset-recessive-muscular-dystrophy
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Elizabeth Harris, Ana Töpf, Anna Vihola, Anni Evilä, Rita Barresi, Judith Hudson, Peter Hackman, Brian Herron, Daniel MacArthur, Hanns Lochmüller, Kate Bushby, Bjarne Udd, Volker Straub
Mutations in the gene encoding the giant skeletal muscle protein titin are associated with a variety of muscle disorders, including recessive congenital myopathies ±cardiomyopathy, limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) and late onset dominant distal myopathy. Heterozygous truncating mutations have also been linked to dilated cardiomyopathy. The phenotypic spectrum of titinopathies is emerging and expanding, as next generation sequencing techniques make this large gene amenable to sequencing. We undertook whole exome sequencing in four individuals with LGMD...
June 22, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716573/htra3-stromal-expression-is-correlated-with-tumor-budding-in-stage-ii-colorectal-cancer
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Catherine L Forse, Mahdi Rahimi, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Naziheh Assarzadegan, Heather Dawson, Andrea Grin, Erin Kennedy, Brenda O'Connor, David E Messenger, Robert H Riddell, Richard Kirsch, George S Karagiannis
Tumor budding is a well-established adverse prognostic factor in colorectal carcinoma (CRC). It may represent a form of epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), although the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. High-temperature requirement A3 (HtrA3) is an inhibitor of the bone morphogenetic protein pathway, the suppression of which has been linked to EMT. Since HtrA3 is highly expressed in the desmoplastic stroma at the CRC invasive front, we sought to evaluate the relationship between tumor budding and HtrA3 expression in 172 stage II CRC resection specimens...
July 14, 2017: Experimental and Molecular Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716131/rhabdomyolysis-in-an-hiv-cohort-epidemiology-causes-and-outcomes
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Sahar H Koubar, Michelle M Estrella, Rugmini Warrier, Richard D Moore, Gregory M Lucas, Mohamed G Atta, Derek M Fine
BACKGROUND: The Literature on rhabdomyolysis in the HIV-positive population is sparse and limited. We aimed to explore the incidence, patient characteristics, etiologies and outcomes of rhabdomyolysis in a cohort of HIV-positive patients identified through the Johns Hopkins HIV clinical registry between June 1992 and April 2014. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 362 HIV-positive patients with non-cardiac CK elevation ≥1000 IU/L was performed. Both inpatients and outpatients were included...
July 17, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715471/habitat-and-indigenous-gut-microbes-contribute-to-the-plasticity-of-gut-microbiome-in-oriental-river-prawn-during-rapid-environmental-change
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Cheng-Yu Chen, Po-Cheng Chen, Francis Cheng-Hsuan Weng, Grace Tzun-Wen Shaw, Daryi Wang
Growing evidence points out that the capacity of organisms to acclimate or adapt to new habitat conditions basically depends on their phenomic plasticity attributes, of which their gut commensal microbiota might be an essential impact factor. Especially in aquatic organisms, which are in direct and continual contact with the aquatic environment, the complex and dynamic microbiota have significant effects on health and development. However, an understanding of the relative contribution of internal sorting (host genetic) and colonization (environmental) processes is still unclear...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715073/platelet-distribution-width-and-plateletcrit-novel-biomarkers-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-in-young-patients
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Mehmet Serkan Çetin, Elif Hande Özcan Çetin, Ahmet Akdi, Dursun Aras, Serkan Topaloğlu, Ahmet Temizhan, Sinan Aydoğdu
BACKGROUND: Platelets play a central role in myocardial infarction, and platelet activity can be evaluated with platelet indices including, platelet distribution width (PDW) and plateletcrit (PCT). These indices have been demonstrated as markers of prothrombotic state in cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, we aimed to investigate, the usefulness of these biomarkers in ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in young patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study consisted 565 subjects which classified into three groups: group 1 (168 young patients with STEMI), group 2 (173 non-young patients with STEMI), and group 3 (224 age-matched controls with angiographically normal coronary arteries)...
July 17, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714526/different-postconditioning-cycles-affect-prognosis-of-aged-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Jie Zhang, Xin Zhang, Yuqi Cui, Misbahul Ferdous, Lianqun Cui, Peng Zhao
BACKGROUND: Postconditioning can affect the infarct size in acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, few studies show an effect of different postconditioning cycles on AMI aged patients. This study sought to assess the effect of different postconditioning cycles on prognosis in aged patients with AMI who underwent primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: 74 aged patients were randomly assigned to three groups. Control group; PC-1 group accepted postconditioning 4 cycles of 30 s inflation and 30 s deflation; PC-2 group accepted postconditioning 4 cycles of 60 s...
July 17, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714023/protective-effects-of-shexiang-tongxin-dropping-pill-on-pituitrin%C3%A2-induced-acute-myocardial-ischemia-in-rats
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Shan Lin, Jianfeng Chu, Ling Zhang, Daxin Chen, Fei Xiao, Hongwei Chen, Jiumao Lin, Youqin Chen, Yuling Zhu, Jun Peng
Shexiang Tongxin Dropping Pill (STP) is an established traditional Chinese medicine that is widely used for the treatment of ischemic heart disease (IHD), although its mechanisms remain unclear. The present study investigated the protective effects of STP following pituitrin (PTT)‑induced myocardial ischemia in rats. ST‑segment elevation, blood rheology, and the serum levels of creatine kinase‑MB (CK‑MB) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) were measured. Following heart excision, histological analysis using hematoxylin and eosin and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling were performed...
July 13, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713946/ginkgo-biloba-extract-prevents-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-suppresses-the-inflammation%C3%A2-and-apoptosis%C3%A2-regulating-p38-mitogen%C3%A2-activated-protein-kinases-nuclear-factor%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-b%C3%A2-cell-lymphoma-2-signaling-pathways
#15
Yanping Li, Ya Zhang, Min Wen, Ju Zhang, Xia Zhao, Yuan Zhao, Jiagang Deng
Ginkgo biloba is a plant known from the Mesozoic and has been regarded as one of the first to be used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). The plant extract has attracted a great deal of attention in recent years. The Ginkgo biloba leaf contains flavones and diterpenes. In addition, Ginkgo biloba performs certain pharmacologic actions, including antioxidant and anti‑aging activities. The aim of the present study was to examine whether Ginkgo biloba extract prevents acute myocardial infarction (AMI)...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712262/evaluation-of-efforts-in-untrained-wistar-rats-following-exercise-on-forced-running-wheel-at-maximal-lactate-steady-state
#16
Sajjad Rezaei, Hamid Agha-Alinejad, Mahdieh Molanouri Shamsi, Mahvash Jafari, Fabricio Azevedo Voltarelli, Alireza Naderi, Conrad Earnest
PURPOSE: We aimed to examine the effect of running speed on metabolic responses associated with maximal lactate steady state (MLSS) in rats during forced running wheel (FRW) exercise. METHODS: Forty male adult Wistar rats were divided into seven groups. The blood lactate threshold and peak running speed were determined for an incremental power test group. Five groups participated in constant power tests at intensities 10, 13, 14.5, 16, and 17.5 m/min to determine MLSS and a non-exercise group was chosen as the control...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Exercise Nutrition & Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712188/a-novel-link-between-adipokines-and-lipoprotein-a-to-contemplate-their-diagnostic-role-in-patients-with-stemi-and-nstemi
#17
Shazia Rashid, Rukhshan Khurshid, Uzma Faryal Amir, Arif Malik, Sumera Qazi
BACKGROUND: Early detection of cardiac events allow better and cost-effective triage and welltimed management of these patients. Study was conducted to evaluate the prognostic significance of plasma adiponectin, resistin and lipoprotein (a) in a group of patients with ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. These parameters were also compared with other predictors like troponin T, troponin I and CK-MB. METHODS: Present study was based on the 100 patients with AMI of whom 52 had a diagnosis of STEMI, and 48 had NSTEMI...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705085/international-survey-of-als-experts-about-critical-questions-for-assessing-patients-with-als
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Mamede De Carvalho, Adam Ryczkowski, Peter Andersen, Marta Gromicho, Julian Grosskreutz, Magdalena Kuźma-Kozakiewicz, Susanne Petri, Maria Piotrkiewicz, Gabriel Miltenberger Miltenyi
OBJECTIVE: To define an applicable dataset for ALS patient registries we weighted specific clinical items as scored by worldwide ALS experts. METHODS: Sixty participants were invited based on relevant clinical work, publications and personal acquaintance. They rated 160 clinical items consensually agreed by the members of our project, incorporating specialists from five European Centres. Scoring scheme was defined as: 1 - essential; 2 - important; 3 - not very important...
July 13, 2017: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704420/relation-between-high-levels-of-myeloperoxidase-in-the-culprit-artery-and-microvascular-obstruction-infarct-size-and-reverse-remodeling-in-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Karim Stamboul, Marianne Zeller, Luc Rochette, Yves Cottin, Alexandre Cochet, Thibault Leclercq, Guillaume Porot, Charles Guenancia, Marie Fichot, Nicolas Maillot, Catherine Vergely, Luc Lorgis
MAIN OBJECTIVE: To better understand the role of myeloperoxidases (MPO) in microvascular obstruction (MO) phenomenon and infarct size (IS) using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) data in patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI). METHOD: 40 consecutive patients classified according to the median level of MPO in the culprit artery. A CMR study was performed during the week following AMI and at 6 months, with late gadolinium enhancement sequences. RESULTS: Persistent MO was observed in the same proportion (50 vs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704194/sarcomatoid-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-penis-a-report-of-two-cases
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Svitlana Y Bachurska, Petar A Antonov, Dmitriy G Staykov, Ivan Y Dechev
BACKGROUND: Sarcomatoid (spindle cell) squamous cell carcinoma is a rare, highgrade, aggressive tumor consisting of the squamous cell carcinoma admixed with the malignant spindle cell (sarcomatoid) elements. These tumors are relatively uncommon in the genitourinary system and particularly in the penis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two sarcomatoid squamous cell carcinomas of the penis were diagnosed in our hospital between 2012 and 2015. Clinical histories, pathology reports, hematoxylin and eosin-stained and immunohistochemical slides were reviewed...
June 1, 2017: Folia Medica
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