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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735431/a-systematic-review-of-primary-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-in-male-and-paediatric-populations
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Simrun Virdee, James Greenan-Barrett, Coziana Ciurtin
Primary Sjögren's syndrome (pSS) is a chronic multisystem autoimmune rheumatic disease characterised by female predominance. Although the disease is rare in the male and paediatric populations, it has been suggested that it may have a different disease phenotype, which has not been investigated before using a systematic approach. A systematic literature search of PubMed databases (updated to December 2016) was performed to identify all published data on the epidemiological, clinical and laboratory manifestations of pSS in the male and paediatric populations...
July 22, 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734833/transforming-growth-factor-beta-promotes-liver-tumorigenesis-in-mice-via-upregulation-of-snail
#2
Hyuk Moon, Hye-Lim Ju, Sook In Chung, Kyung Joo Cho, Jung Woo Eun, Suk Woo Nam, Kwang-Hyub Han, Diego F Calvisi, Simon Weonsang Ro
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Transforming growth factor beta (TGFB) suppresses early stages of tumorigenesis, but also contributes to migration and metastasis of cancer cells. A large number of human tumors contain mutations that inactivate its receptors, or downstream proteins such as Smad transcription factors, indicating that the TGFB signaling pathway prevents tumor growth. We investigated the effects of TGFB inhibition on liver tumorigenesis in mice. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice received hydrodynamic tail injections of transposons encoding HRAS(G12V) and a short hairpin RNA (shRNA) to downregulate p53, or those encoding HRAS(G12V) and MYC, or those encoding HRAS(G12V) and TAZ(S89), to induce liver tumor formation; mice were also given injections of transposons encoding SMAD7 or shRNA against SMAD2, SMAD3, SMAD4, or SNAI1 (Snail), with or without ectopic expression of Snail...
July 19, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733811/pharmacological-evidence-that-5-ht2c-receptor-blockade-selectively-improves-decision-making-when-rewards-are-paired-with-audiovisual-cues-in-a-rat-gambling-task
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Wendy K Adams, Chris Barkus, Jacqueline-Marie N Ferland, Trevor Sharp, Catharine A Winstanley
RATIONALE: Adding reward-concurrent cues to a rat gambling task (rGT) increases risky choice. This cued version of the task may reflect an "addiction-like" cognitive process, more similar to human gambling than the uncued task. Serotonergic drugs that target 5-HT2 receptors alter mechanisms linked to impulse control. However, relatively little is known regarding the impact of such agents on either risky decision making, or the ability of conditioned stimuli to bias the choice process, despite potential relevance to addiction development and treatment...
July 21, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730571/early-trigeminal-nerve-involvement-in-listeria-monocytogenes-rhombencephalitis-case-series-and-systematic-review
#4
William K Karlsson, Zitta Barrella Harboe, Casper Roed, Jeppe B Monrad, Mette Lindelof, Vibeke Andrée Larsen, Daniel Kondziella
Listeria monocytogenes is associated with rhombencephalitis. However, the exact mechanisms of brainstem invasion remains poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate clinical and radiological data suggesting that Listeria may invade the brainstem via the trigeminal nerve. Three females (41, 64 and 70 years) with culture proven L. monocytogenes bacteremia and rhombencephalitis were investigated in the period of 2014-16. T2-weighted and contrast-enhanced T1-weighted MRI revealed a cerebellopontine abscess in all three patients, including the involvement of the trigeminal nerve root...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729229/pharbitis-nil-pn-induces-apoptosis-and-autophagy-in-lung-cancer-cells-and-autophagy-inhibition-enhances-pn-induced-apoptosis
#5
Hyun Jin Jung, Ju-Hee Kang, Seungho Choi, Youn Kyoung Son, Kang Ro Lee, Je Kyung Seong, Sun Yeou Kim, Seung Hyun Oh
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Pharbitis Nil (PN) is used as a main component of the existing drug, DA-9701, which was developed to treat functional dyspepsia (FD) in Korea. PN extracts isolated from its seeds have been reported to have anticancer effects. AIM OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanism of the chemotherapeutic effects of PN in lung cancer cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed MTT assays, colony formation assays, flow cytometry assays, Western blot analysis, reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), immunofluorescence analysis, and cell counting assays to study the molecular mechanism of chemotherapeutic effects of PN in lung cancer cells...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728302/-clinical-efficacy-of-ladder-neoadjuvant-therapy-in-treatment-of-advanced-mid-low-rectal-cancer
#6
Y X Zhang, H B Wang, Y J Lu, H Y Liu
Objective: To explore the clinical efficacy of ladder neoadjuvant therapy in treatment of advanced mid-low rectal cancer. Methods: We performed a retrospective study of one hundred and eighty mid and low rectal cancer patients who underwent ladder neoadjuvant therapy(neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by surgery if neoadjuvant chemotherapy was effective; neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy if neoadjuvant chemotherapy was ineffective)(n=90) or neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy (n=90)...
July 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724100/ammonia-and-nitrous-oxide-emissions-from-broiler-houses-with-downtime-windrowed-litter
#7
Kyoung S Ro, Philip A Moore, Ariel A Szogi, Patricia D Millner
An emerging poultry manure management practice is in-house windrowing to disinfect the litter. However, this practice is likely to increase emissions of ammonia (NH) and nitrous oxide (NO) from the windrowed litter. The objective of this study was to quantitatively compare NH and NO emissions from broiler houses with and without in-house windrowing. Two broiler houses at a commercial farm were used to compare the NH and NO emissions. Gas emission measurements were conducted continuously and simultaneously for both the control house (without windrowing) and the house with windrowing during the same production periods...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721719/imprinted-nanovelcro-microchips-for-isolation-and-characterization-of-circulating-fetal-trophoblasts-toward-noninvasive-prenatal-diagnostics
#8
Shuang Hou, Jie-Fu Chen, Min Song, Yazhen Zhu, Yu Jen Jan, Szu Hao Chen, Tzu-Hua Weng, Dean-An Ling, Shang-Fu Chen, Tracy Ro, An-Jou Liang, Tom Lee, Helen Jin, Man Li, Lian Liu, Yu-Sheng Hsiao, Peilin Chen, Hsiao-Hua Yu, Ming-Song Tsai, Margareta D Pisarska, Angela Chen, Li-Ching Chen, Hsian-Rong Tseng
Circulating fetal nucleated cells (CFNCs) in maternal blood offer an ideal source of fetal genomic DNA for noninvasive prenatal diagnostics (NIPD). We developed a class of nanoVelcro microchips to effectively enrich a subcategory of CFNCs, i.e., circulating trophoblasts (cTBs) from maternal blood, which can then be isolated with single-cell resolution by a laser capture microdissection (LCM) technique for downstream genetic testing. We first established a nanoimprinting fabrication process to prepare the LCM-compatible nanoVelcro substrates...
July 19, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720950/importance-of-the-higher-retention-of-tocopherols-and-sterols-for-the-oxidative-stability-of-soybean-and-rapeseed-oils
#9
Bing Fang, Ming Zhang, Yue Min Shen
Tocopherols and sterols were lost considerably during the refining process of vegetable oils, resulting in a dramatic decrease in the oxidation stability. However, the oxidation stability of vegetable oils was not directly proportional to tocopherol content, not mention to its synergistic interaction with sterol. Based on the peroxide values of oils with different content of tocopherols and sterols during storage at 65 °C, it was found that soybean oil (SO) had the best stability when the content of tocopherols and sterols was 0...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720271/it-s-a-question-of-endurance-patients-with-head-and-neck-cancer-experiences-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-a-fixation-mask
#10
Camilla Andersson, Marta Röing, Ylva Tiblom Ehrsson, Birgitta Johansson
PURPOSE: This study aimed to explore how patients with head and neck cancer experienced undergoing an (18)F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose positrons emissions tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) examination in a fixation mask. METHOD: Interviews were conducted with nine patients with known or suspected head and neck cancer who were scheduled for the examination for the first time. The phenomenological method according to van Manen and his four lifeworld existentials; lived space, lived body, lived time, and lived relation was used to analyse the interviews...
August 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719964/discovery-of-parasite-eggs-in-archeological-residence-during-the-15th-century-in-seoul-korea
#11
Pyo Yeon Cho, Jung-Min Park, Myeong-Ki Hwang, Seo Hye Park, Yun-Kyu Park, Bo-Young Jeon, Tong-Soo Kim, Hyeong-Woo Lee
During civil engineering construction near Sejong-ro, Jongro-ku, Seoul, cultural sites were found that are thought to have been built in the 15th century. This area was home to many different people as well as the leaders of the Yi dynasty. To gain further insight into the life styles of the inhabitants of the old capital, soil samples were collected from various areas such as toilets, water foundations, and drainage ways. Parasite eggs were examined by microscopy after 5 g soil samples were rehydrated in 0...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715988/a-metasynthesis-of-phenomenographic-articles-on-understandings-of-work-among-healthcare-professionals
#12
Marta Röing, Inger K Holmström, Jan Larsson
Phenomenography is a qualitative research method based on the assumption that almost any phenomenon will be understood by a group of people in a limited number of ways. Our aim in this article was to identify the different ways work can be understood by healthcare professionals. In a world where the delivery of healthcare is continually changing, a metasynthesis of phenomenographic articles on healthcare professionals' understandings can provide knowledge about the focus and meaning of work for these individuals today...
July 1, 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709913/upregulation-of-neuronal-kynurenine-3-monooxygenase-mediates-depression-like-behavior-in-a-mouse-model-of-neuropathic-pain
#13
Geoffroy Laumet, Wenjun Zhou, Robert Dantzer, Jules D Edralin, XiaoJiao Huo, David P Budac, Jason C O'Connor, Anna W Lee, Cobi J Heijnen, Annemieke Kavelaars
Pain and depression often co-occur, but the underlying mechanisms have not been elucidated. Here, we used the spared nerve injury (SNI) model in mice to induce both neuropathic pain and depression-like behavior. We investigated whether brain IL-1 signaling and activity of kynurenine 3-monoxygenase (KMO), a key enzyme for metabolism of kynurenine into the neurotoxic NMDA receptor agonist quinolinic acid, are necessary for comorbid neuropathic pain and depression-like behavior. SNI mice showed increased expression levels of Il1b and Kmo mRNA in the contralateral side of the brain...
July 11, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709760/clinical-and-pathologic-implications-of-extending-the-spectrum-of-maternal-autoantibodies-reactive-with-ribonucleoproteins-associated-with-cutaneous-and-now-cardiac-neonatal-lupus-from-ssa-ro-and-ssb-la-to-u1rnp
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Peter M Izmirly, Marc K Halushka, Avi Z Rosenberg, Sean Whelton, Khodayar Rais-Bahrami, Dilip S Nath, Hilary Parton, Robert M Clancy, Sara Rasmussen, Amit Saxena, Jill P Buyon
While the relationship between maternal connective tissue diseases and neonatal rashes was described in the 1960s and congenital heart block in the 1970s, the "culprit" antibody reactivity to the SSA/Ro-SSB/La ribonucleoprotein complex was not identified until the 1980s. However, studies have shown that approximately 10-15% of cases of congenital heart block are not exposed to anti-SSA/Ro-SSB/La. Whether those cases represent a different disease entity or whether another antibody is associated has yet to be determined...
July 11, 2017: Autoimmunity Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709747/interaction-of-the-innate-immune-system-with-positive-strand-rna-virus-replication-organelles
#15
Enzo Maxim Scutigliani, Marjolein Kikkert
The potential health risks associated with (re-)emerging positive-strand RNA (+RNA) viruses emphasizes the need for understanding host-pathogen interactions for these viruses. The innate immune system forms the first line of defense against pathogenic organisms like these and is responsible for detecting pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). Viral RNA is a potent inducer of antiviral innate immune signaling, provoking an antiviral state by directing expression of interferons (IFNs) and pro-inflammatory cytokines...
June 27, 2017: Cytokine & Growth Factor Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701214/the-effect-of-oral-acetazolamide-on-cystoid-macular-edema-in-hydroxychloroquine-retinopathy-a-case-report
#16
Eun Hee Hong, Seong Joon Ahn, Han Woong Lim, Byung Ro Lee
BACKGROUND: Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) retinopathy can accompany other retinal complications such as cystoid macular edema (CME), which leads to central visual loss. We report a case of CME with HCQ retinopathy that improved with the use of oral acetazolamide, and discussed the possible mechanisms of CME in HCQ retinopathy using multimodal imaging modalities. CASE PRESENTATION: A 62-year-old patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and HCQ retinopathy developed bilateral CME with visual decline...
July 12, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700670/taurine-does-not-affect-the-composition-diversity-or-metabolism-of-human-colonic-microbiota-simulated-in-a-single-batch-fermentation-system
#17
Kengo Sasaki, Daisuke Sasaki, Naoko Okai, Kosei Tanaka, Ryohei Nomoto, Itsuko Fukuda, Ken-Ichi Yoshida, Akihiko Kondo, Ro Osawa
Accumulating evidence suggests that dietary taurine (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) exerts beneficial anti-inflammatory effects in the large intestine. In this study, we investigated the possible impact of taurine on human colonic microbiota using our single-batch fermentation system (Kobe University Human Intestinal Microbiota Model; KUHIMM). Fecal samples from eight humans were individually cultivated with and without taurine in the KUHIMM. The results showed that taurine remained largely undegraded after 30 h of culturing in the absence of oxygen, although some 83% of the taurine was degraded after 30 h of culturing under aerobic conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697954/antinociceptive-action-of-nop-and-opioid-receptor-agonists-in-the-mouse-orofacial-formalin-test
#18
A Rizzi, C Ruzza, S Bianco, C Trapella, G Calo'
Nociceptin/orphanin FQ (N/OFQ) modulates several biological functions, including pain transmission via selective activation of a specific receptor named NOP. The aim of this study was the investigation of the antinociceptive properties of NOP agonists and their interaction with opioids in the trigeminal territory. The orofacial formalin (OFF) test in mice was used to investigate the antinociceptive potential associated to the activation of NOP and opioid receptors. Mice subjected to OFF test displayed the typical biphasic nociceptive response and sensitivity to opioid and NSAID drugs...
July 8, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693304/prepubertal-growth-and-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-analysis-of-the-growth-hormone-gene-of-holstein-calves-born-smaller
#19
Younghye Ro, Woojae Choi, Hoyung Kim, Hojin Jang, Hoseon Lee, Yoonseok Lee, Danil Kim
Holstein calves weighing less than 20 kg at birth have been born, but no studies on small Holstein calves have been reported in South Korea. We raised small calves with age-matched normal-birth weight Holstein calves and measured body weight before puberty. Three single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the growth hormone gene were also analyzed. Up to 10 months of age, low-birth weight calves remained undersized compared to normal calves. In exon 5 of the growth hormone, the SNP was detected in some small calves; however, this did not appear to be the only factor inducing low-birth weight and slow growth...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689250/multicenter-cross-sectional-observational-study-of-the-impact-of-neuropathic-pain-on-quality-of-life-in-cancer-patients
#20
So Yeon Oh, Sang Won Shin, Su-Jin Koh, Sang Byung Bae, Hyun Chang, Jung Han Kim, Hyo Jung Kim, Young Seon Hong, Keon Uk Park, Jeanno Park, Kyung Hee Lee, Na Ri Lee, Jung Lim Lee, Joung Soon Jang, Dae Sik Hong, Seung-Sei Lee, Sun Kyung Baek, Dae Ro Choi, Jooseop Chung, Sang Cheul Oh, Hye Sook Han, Hwan Jung Yun, Sun Jin Sym, So Young Yoon, In Sil Choi, Byoung Yong Shim, Seok Yun Kang, Sung Rok Kim, Hyun Joo Kim
PURPOSE: Neuropathic cancer pain (NCP) is a common and potentially debilitating symptom in cancer patients. We investigated the prevalence of NCP, as well as its management and association with QOL. METHODS: Cancer patients with pain ≥1 on the visual analogue scale (VAS) were surveyed with the Douleur Neuropathique (DN4) questionnaire, the Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form (BPI-SF), and the EuroQOL five dimensions (EQ-5D) questionnaire. The associations between NCP and pain severity or NCP and QOL, while controlling for variables relevant to QOL, were then analyzed...
July 8, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
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