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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334670/genetic-ablation-of-trpv1-exacerbates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy
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Beihua Zhong, Jack Rubinstein, Shuangtao Ma, Donna H Wang
Transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) channels expressed in sensory nerves may regulate vascular tone and cardiovascular function via their anti-inflammatory effects by releasing neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP). Inflammation plays a role in the progression of cardiac hypertrophy and TRPV1 activation may be key to cardiac inflammatory processes. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that TRPV1 modulates inflammatory processes to protect the heart from pressure overload-induced hypertrophy and inflammatory responses...
January 12, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334627/testosterone-dhea-and-dhea-s-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Błażej Misiak, Dorota Frydecka, Olga Loska, Ahmed A Moustafa, Jerzy Samochowiec, Justyna Kasznia, Bartłomiej Stańczykiewicz
Neuroactive steroids, including testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfate (DHEA-S) might play an important role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Therefore, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies comparing the levels of testosterone, DHEA and DHEA-S in patients with schizophrenia and healthy controls. We searched electronic databases from their inception until Oct 29, 2017. Effect size (ES) estimates were calculated as Hedges' g. Data analysis was performed using random-effects models...
January 9, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334487/a-novel-hinged-scleral-patch-graft-for-the-repair-of-overfiltration-and-bleb-leaks
#3
Pierre G Mardelli, Marc E Mardelli, Zeina Bakkour
INTRODUCTION: The repair of the scleral flap is often needed in cases of severe hypotony or bleb leaks with over filtration. We present a simple novel technique to restore the hinged flap using a scleral patch graft. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We present 4 eyes of 4 patients that present with hypotony (IOP <6▒mm Hg) from overfiltration secondary to loose scleral flap (2 eyes) and bleb leak (2 eyes). A scleral patch from human donor preserved in 95% ehtanol is cut in a trapezoidal shape and placed over the area of filtration after a conjunctival peritomy...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334216/lysosome-independent-intracellular-drug-gene-co-delivery-by-lipoprotein-derived-nanovector-for-synergistic-apoptosis-inducing-cancer-targeted-therapy
#4
Wei Wang, Kerong Chen, Yujie Su, Jielei Zhang, Min Li, Jianping Zhou
In this paper, reconstituted high-density lipoprotein (rHDL), a lipoprotein-derived nanovector, were constructed for co-delivery of paclitaxel (PTX) and wild type p53 gene (p53). The particle size and the zeta potential of PTX-DODAB/p53-rHDL nanoparticles were 177.2 nm and -20.06 mV, respectively. Meanwhile, they exhibited great serum stability and satisfactory sustained release characteristics in vitro. PTX-DODAB/pDNA-rHDL nanoparticles simultaneously improved the cellular uptake of PTX and pDNA via scavenger receptor B type I (SR-BI) mediated lysosome-independent internalization and promoted the transfection of pDNA in MCF-7 cells, which were revealed by flow cytometry and confocal laser scanning microscopy analyses...
January 15, 2018: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334206/decreased-expression-of-arginine-phenylalanine-amide-related-peptide-3-gene-in-dorsomedial-hypothalamic-nucleus-of-constant-light-exposure-model-of-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
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Zahra Shaaban, Mohammad Reza Jafarzadeh Shirazi, Mohammad Hossein Nooranizadeh, Amin Tamadon, Farhad Rahmanifar, Somayeh Ahmadloo, Amin Ramezani, Mohammad Javad Zamiri, Iman Razeghian Jahromi, Fatemeh Sabet Sarvestani, Omid Koohi Hosseinabadi
Background: An abnormality in pulse amplitude and frequency of gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) secretion is the most characteristics of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). On the other hand, arginine-phenylalanine-amide (RFamide)-related peptide-3 (RFRP3) inhibits the secretion of GnRH in mammalian hypothalamus. The current study performed in order to investigate the expression of RFRP3 mRNA in the dorsomedial hypothalamic nucleus (DMH) after the induction of PCOS in a rat model of constant light exposure, and the possible role of parity on occurrence of PCOS...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334200/comparative-effectiveness-of-antidepressant-medication-versus-psychological-intervention-on-depression-symptoms-in-women-with-infertility-and-sexual-dysfunction
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Hajar Pasha, Zahra Basirat, Mahbobeh Faramarzi, Farzan Kheirkhah
Background: Fertility loss is considered as a challenging experience. This study was conducted to compare the effectiveness of antidepressant medication and psychological intervention on depression symptoms in women with infertility and sexual dysfunctions (SD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This randomized, controlled clinical trial study was completed from December 2014 to June 2015 in Babol, Iran. Of the 485 participants, 93 were randomly assigned in a 1:1:1 ratio to psychosexual therapy (PST), bupropion extended-release (BUP ER) at a dose of 150 mg/d, and control (no intervention) groups...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333854/cucurbit-8-uril-based-giant-supramolecular-vesicles-highly-stable-versatile-carriers-for-photoresponsive-and-targeted-drug-delivery
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Cuihua Hu, Ningning Ma, Fei Li, Yu Fang, Yao Liu, Linlu Zhao, Shanpeng Qiao, Xiumei Li, Xiaojia Jiang, Tiezhu Li, Fangzhong Shen, Yibing Huang, Quan Luo, Junqiu Liu
Highly stable giant supramolecular vesicles were constructed by hierarchical self-assembly of cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8])-based supra-amphiphiles for photoresponsive and targeted intracellular drug delivery. These smart vesicles can encapsulate the model drugs with high loading efficiencies, and then release them by manipulating photoswitchable CB[8] heteroternary complexation to regulate the formation and dissociation of supra-amphiphiles that cause dramatic morphological changes of the assemblies to achieve remote optically-controlled drug delivery...
January 15, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333769/-significance-of-the-expression-of-proliferating-cell-nuclear-antigen-and-p53-in-the-regeneration-process-of-an-atrophic-parotid-gland
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Wei Yueduan, Zuo Jinhua, Ding Changling, Zhu Yuhong, Wang Lifang, Song Bing, Wang Jing
OBJECTIVE: This research aims to further explore the expression and significance of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) and P53 in regenerating rat atrophy parotid gland from the gene and protein levels. METHODS: One hundred and two Wistar rats were randomly divided into experimental and control groups; the former group's duct was ligated and then released respectively in 7 (Group A) and 14 days (Group B). Fresh parotid specimens were obtained at 0, 3, 5, 7, 10, 14, 21, and 28 days after being released...
December 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333693/polypeptide-polymer-brushes-by-light-induced-surface-polymerization-of-amino-acid-n-carboxyanhydrides
#9
Timo Stukenkemper, Xavier Paquez, M W G M Verhoeven, Emiel J M Hensen, Aylvin A Dias, Dermot F Brougham, Andreas Heise
Silicon wafers are decorated with photoamine generator 4,5-dimethoxy-2-nitrobenzyl 3-(triethoxysilyl)propyl carbamate. UV-irradiation in the presence of benzyl-l-glutamate N-carboxyanhydride is carried out, resulting in the release of the surface-bound primary amines, making them viable N-carboxyanhydride (NCA) polymerization initiators. Successful polypeptide grafting is confirmed by water contact angle measurements as well as by ellipsometry, revealing a poly(benzyl-l-glutamate) (PBLG) layer of ≈3 nm. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy confirms the presence of amide groups in the grafted PBLG while time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectroscopy provides additional evidence for the presence of PBLG on the surface...
January 15, 2018: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333367/stepwise-verification-of-bone-regeneration-using-recombinant-human-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-in-rat-fibula-model
#10
Jung-Woo Nam, Hyung-Jun Kim
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to introduce our three experiments on bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) and its carriers performed using the critical sized segmental defect (CSD) model in rat fibula and to investigate development of animal models and carriers for more effective bone regeneration. Materials and Methods: For the experiments, 14, 16, and 24 rats with CSDs on both fibulae were used in Experiments 1, 2, and 3, respectively. BMP-2 with absorbable collagen sponge (ACS) (Experiments 1 and 2), autoclaved autogenous bone (AAB) and fibrin glue (FG) (Experiment 3), and xenogenic bone (Experiment 2) were used in the experimental groups...
December 2017: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333278/clinical-influence-of-exercise-therapy-on-sarcopenia-in-patients-with-chronic-pancreatitis-a-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Kazunori Yoh, Hiroki Nishikawa, Hirayuki Enomoto, Yoshinori Iwata, Akio Ishii, Yukihisa Yuri, Noriko Ishii, Yuho Miyamoto, Kunihiro Hasegawa, Chikage Nakano, Ryo Takata, Takashi Nishimura, Nobuhiro Aizawa, Yoshiyuki Sakai, Naoto Ikeda, Tomoyuki Takashima, Hiroko Iijima, Shuhei Nishiguchi
Introduction and purpose: Chronic pancreatitis (CP) involves progressive inflammatory changes to the pancreas and can lead to permanent structural damage and impairment of both endocrine and exocrine functions. Current reports highlight a rise in the incidence and prevalence of CP. However, there is limited data currently available concerning patients with CP undergoing exercise therapy (ET). We aim to prospectively examine the influence of ET on sarcopenia in patients with CP. Methods and analysis: A detailed evaluation of the nutritional condition and the daily physical activities of each participant will be conducted prior to entering the study...
2018: BMJ Open Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333207/development-and-feasibility-of-a-robotic-laparoscopic-clipping-tool-for-wound-closure-and-anastomosis
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Axel Krieger, Justin Opfermann, Peter C W Kim
This paper reports the design, development, and initial evaluation of a robotic laparoscopic clipping tool for single manipulator wound closure and anastomosis (tubular reconnection). The tool deploys biodegradable clips and clasps with the goal of (i) integrating grasping and suturing into a single device for single hand or manipulator use, (ii) applying the equivalent of interrupted sutures without the need of managing suture thread, and (iii) allowing for full six degrees-of-freedom (DOFs) laparoscopic control when mounted on a robot arm...
March 2018: Journal of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333081/innate-immunity-recovers-earlier-than-acquired-immunity-during-severe-postoperative-immunosuppression
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Gunnar Lachmann, Clarissa von Haefen, Johannes Kurth, Fatima Yuerek, Claudia Spies
Background: Postoperative immune suppression, particularly a loss of cell-mediated immunity, is commonly seen after surgery and is associated with worse outcome, i.e. delayed wound healing, infections, sepsis, multiple-organ failure and cancer recurrence. However, the recovery of immune cells focusing on differences between innate and acquired immunity during severe postoperative immunosuppression is not investigated. Methods: In this retrospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) subgroup analysis, 10 postoperatively immune suppressed patients after esophageal or pancreatic resection were analyzed...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332765/aquatic-myofascial-release-applied-after-high-intensity-exercise-increases-flexibility-and-decreases-pain
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Viviane Ramos Costa Lêdo, Ana Paula Xavier, Cesar Augustus Zocoler de Souza, Susi Mary de Souza Fernandes, Étria Rodrigues, Érico Chagas Caperuto
OBJECTIVES: To investigate aquatic myofascial release (AMR) effects on flexibility and delayed onset muscle soreness, after high intensity exercises. STUDY DESIGN: 15 participants, control (CON) and intervention (INT), 3 moments, pre (Pre), after (Post) and 50 min after (Post 50/Post AMR). 6 exercises, 5 sets, 15 reps at 85% of 1 maximum repetition, followed, or not, by 50 min of AMR. VARIABLES: Heart rate, lactate, rate of perceived exertion, pain and flexibility...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332566/stimuli-responsive-nanoparticles-for-controlled-anti-cancer-drug-release
#15
Qi Tang, Bing Yu, Lilong Gao, Hailin Cong, Na Song, Chenghao Lu
Conventional drugs used for cancer chemotherapy have severe toxic side effects and show individually varied therapeutic responses. The convergence of nanotechnology, biology, material science and pharmacy offers a perspective strategy for cancer chemotherapy. Nanoparticles loaded with anti-cancer drug have been designed to overcome the limitations associated with conventional drugs, several nanomedicines have been approved by FDA and shown good performances in clinical practice. However, the therapeutic efficacies cannot be enhanced...
January 10, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332538/role-of-infiltrating-monocytes-in-the-development-of-radiation-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis
#16
Angela M Groves, Carl J Johnston, Jacqueline P Williams, Jacob N Finkelstein
Lung exposure to radiation induces an injury response that includes the release of cytokines and chemotactic mediators; these signals recruit immune cells to execute inflammatory and wound-healing processes. However, radiation alters the pulmonary microenvironment, dysregulating the immune responses and preventing a return to homeostasis. Importantly, dysregulation is observed as a chronic inflammation, which can progress into pneumonitis and promote pulmonary fibrosis; inflammatory monocytes, which are bone marrow derived and express CCR2, have been shown to migrate into the lung after radiation exposure...
January 13, 2018: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332135/sequential-versus-simultaneous-use-of-chemotherapy-and-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist-gnrha-among-estrogen-receptor-er-positive-premenopausal-breast-cancer-patients-effects-on-ovarian-function-disease-free-survival-and-overall-survival
#17
Ying Zhang, Yajie Ji, Jianwei Li, Li Lei, Siyu Wu, Wenjia Zuo, Xiaoqing Jia, Yujie Wang, Miao Mo, Na Zhang, Zhenzhou Shen, Jiong Wu, Zhimin Shao, Guangyu Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate ovarian function and therapeutic efficacy among estrogen receptor (ER)-positive, premenopausal breast cancer patients treated with gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist (GnRHa) and chemotherapy simultaneously or sequentially. METHOD: This study was a phase 3, open-label, parallel, randomized controlled trial (NCT01712893). Two hundred sixteen premenopausal patients (under 45 years) diagnosed with invasive ER-positive breast cancer were enrolled from July 2009 to May 2013 and randomized at a 1:1 ratio to receive (neo)adjuvant chemotherapy combined with sequential or simultaneous GnRHa treatment...
January 13, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332092/early-life-stress-activates-glial-cells-in-the-hippocampus-but-attenuates-cytokine-secretion-in-response-to-an-immune-challenge-in-rat-pups
#18
Luis Miguel Saavedra, Bertha Fenton Navarro, Luz Torner
OBJECTIVE: Early life stress (ELS) increases the vulnerability to developing psychopathological disorders in adulthood that are accompanied by brain inflammatory processes. However, it is not known how a combined double hit (stress and immune) at an early age affects the response of the neuroimmune system. Here we investigated the effect of periodic maternal separation (MS) followed by administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on glial cells in the CA3 region and hilus of the hippocampus and on cytokine release on postnatal day (PN) 15...
January 13, 2018: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331953/efficacy-tolerability-and-acceptability-of-oxycodone-for-cancer-related-pain-in-adults-an-updated-cochrane-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mia Schmidt-Hansen, Michael I Bennett, Stephanie Arnold, Nathan Bromham, Jennifer S Hilgart
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy, tolerability and acceptability of oxycodone for cancer pain in adults METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, MEDLINE, MEDLINE In-Process, Embase, SCI, Conference Proceedings Citation Index-Science, BIOSIS, PsycINFO and four trials registries to November 2016. RESULTS: We included 23 randomised controlled trials with 2144 patients analysed for efficacy and 2363 for safety. Meta-analyses showed no significant differences between controlled-release (CR) and immediate-release oxycodone in pain intensity or adverse events but did show significantly better pain relief after treatment with CR morphine compared with CR oxycodone...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331934/characterization-and-release-profile-of-mn-al-bearing-deposits-in-drinking-water-distribution-systems
#20
Guiwei Li, Yuanxun Ding, Hongfu Xu, Junwei Jin, Baoyou Shi
Inorganic contaminants accumulation in drinking water distribution systems (DWDS) is a great threat to water quality and safety. This work assessed the main risk factors for different water pipes and discovered the release profile of accumulated materials in a full scale distribution system frequently suffered from water discoloration problem. Physicochemical characterization of pipe deposits were performed using X-ray fluorescence, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy...
January 9, 2018: Chemosphere
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