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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917655/inactivation-of-tnf-lt-locus-alters-mouse-metabolic-response-to-concentrated-ambient-pm2-5
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Ziying Hu, Minjie Chen, Huifen Zhou, Anui Tharakan, Xiaoke Wang, Lianglin Qiu, Shuai Liang, Xiaobo Qin, Yuhao Zhang, Wanjun Wang, Yanyi Xu, Zhekang Ying
BACKGROUND: Exposure to ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) is associated with increased cardiometabolic morbidity and mortality. This is widely believed to be attributable to PM2.5 exposure-induced pulmonary and subsequent systemic inflammation. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), lymphotoxin α (LTα), and lymphotoxin β (LTβ) are three homologous pro-inflammatory cytokines, each with both unique and redundant activities in inflammation. Their role in PM2.5 exposure-induced inflammation and adverse cardiometabolic effects has to be determined...
September 13, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917235/reconfirmation-of-improved-tolerance-to-a-new-amino-acid-based-formula-by-infants-with-cow-s-milk-protein-allergy
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Pipop Jirapinyo, Narumon Densupsoontorn, Channagan Kangwanpornsiri, Renu Wongarn, Hathaichanok Tirapongporn, Kwanjai Chotipanang, Phakkanan Phuangphan
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Reasons for intolerance to commercial amino acid-based formulas (cAAF) in infants diagnosed with cow's milk protein allergy (CMA) remain unknown. We assume that minute amounts of proteins, presenting in the glucose polymers derived from corn starch (cGPs), can elicit the intolerance to the cAAFs observed in some infants with CMA. By replacing cGPs with glucose polymers derived from rice starch (rGPs), a new amino acid-based (nAAF) formula has been shown to be better tolerated than an existing cAAF...
2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915879/the-effect-of-sedation-and-or-analgesia-as-rescue-treatment-during-noninvasive-positive-pressure-ventilation-in-the-patients-with-interface-intolerance-after-extubation
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Yue-Nan Ni, Ting Wang, He Yu, Bin-Miao Liang, Zong-An Liang
BACKGROUND: Sedation and/or analgesia can relieve the patient-ventilator asynchrony. However, whether sedation and/or analgesia can benefit the clinical outcome of the patients with interface intolerance is still unclear. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on patients with interface intolerance who received noninvasive positive pressure ventilation (NIPPV) after extubation in seven intensive care units (ICU) of West China Hospital, Sichuan University. The primary outcome was rate of NIPPV failure (defined as need for reintubation and mechanical ventilation); Secondary outcomes were hospital mortality rate and length of ICU stay after extubation...
September 15, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915712/formation-function-and-exhaustion-of-notochordal-cytoplasmic-vacuoles-within-intervertebral-disc-current-understanding-and-speculation
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REVIEW
Feng Wang, Zeng-Xin Gao, Feng Cai, Arjun Sinkemani, Zhi-Yang Xie, Rui Shi, Ji-Nan Wei, Xiao-Tao Wu
Notochord nucleus pulposus cells are characteristic of containing abundant and giant cytoplasmic vacuoles. This review explores the embryonic formation, biological function, and postnatal exhaustion of notochord vacuoles, aiming to characterize the signal network transforming the vacuolated nucleus pulposus cells into the vacuole-less chondrocytic cells. Embryonically, the cytoplasmic vacuoles within vertebrate notochord originate from an evolutionarily conserved vacuolation process during neurulation, which may continue to provide mechanical and signal support in constructing a mammalian intervertebral disc...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915624/microwave-ablation-combined-with-egfr-tkis-versus-only-egfr-tkis-in-advanced-nsclc-patients-with-egfr-sensitive-mutations
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Zhigang Wei, Xin Ye, Xia Yang, Aimin Zheng, Guanghui Huang, Wenhong Li, Jiao Wang, Xiaoying Han, Min Meng, Yang Ni
We conducted this retrospective study to investigate whether microwave ablation (MWA) of primary tumor sites plus epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) could improve survival in advanced non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with EGFR mutations. MWA was conducted at the primary tumor sites, followed by EGFR-TKIs in the MWA plus EGFR-TKIs group. EGFR-TKIs were administered until disease progression or intolerable toxicity. The primary endpoint was progression-free survival (PFS); secondary endpoints were overall survival (OS) and objective response rate (ORR)...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915538/long-term-t3-and-t4-treatment-as-an-alternative-to-aerobic-exercise-training-in-improving-cardiac-function-post-myocardial-infarction
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Rayane Brinck Teixeira, Alexsandra Zimmer, Alexandre Luz de Castro, Bruna Gazzi de Lima-Seolin, Patrick Türck, Rafaela Siqueira, Adriane Belló-Klein, Pawan K Singal, Alex Sander da Rosa Araujo
Here we aimed to compare the beneficial effects of T3 and T4 hormone treatment to those provided by aerobic exercise training in Wistar rats post-myocardial infarction (MI). Rats in one group were SHAM-operated and in the other group were subjected to MI surgery. One week after surgery, the MI group animals either received T3 and T4 hormones by gavage or underwent a low intensity aerobic exercise training protocol on a treadmill, and both treatments lasted until 10 weeks after MI. Untreated SHAM-operated and MI groups were also followed for the same duration...
September 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915139/left-and-right-ventricular-morphology-function-and-late-gadolinium-enhancement-extent-and-localization-change-with-different-clinical-presentation-of-acute-myocarditis-data-from-the-italian-multicenter-study-on-myocarditis-itamy
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Gianluca Di Bella, Giovanni Camastra, Lorenzo Monti, Santo Dellegrottaglie, Paolo Piaggi, Claudio Moro, Alessia Pepe, Chiara Lanzillo, Gianluca Pontone, Martina Perazzolo Marra, Mauro Di Roma, Alessandra Scatteia, Giovanni D Aquaro
AIMS: Poor data exist about cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) findings in a large sample of acute myocarditis with different clinical presentations (heart failure, arrhythmias, and infarct-like presentation). METHODS: Five hundred and forty-three in-patients with a clinical suspected of acute myocarditis confirmed by CMR were enrolled. The clinical indications to perform CMR were chest pain and/or dyspnea and/or palpitations, or effort intolerance/malaise in the last month; elevated troponin and/or new ventricular dysfunction, and/or new ECG abnormalities; and suspected inflammatory cause...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914630/strategies-for-the-use-of-nonstatin-therapies
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Angela Pirillo, Giuseppe D Norata, Alberico L Catapano
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Dyslipidaemias are a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD); in particular, high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) have been associated to a higher cardiovascular risk. Reducing LDL-C levels decreases the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), and the greater the LDL-C reduction, the greater the decrease in cardiovascular risk. Although statins represent the first line lipid-lowering therapy, many patients do not reach the recommended goals or exhibit adverse side effects leading to therapy discontinuation; in addition, a significant percentage of statin-treated patients continue to experience cardiovascular events even in the presence of well controlled LDL-C levels, because of alterations in other lipid/lipoprotein classes, including triglycerides and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol...
September 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913590/challenges-of-anticoagulation-therapy-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Annemarie E Fogerty
Thrombotic complications in pregnancy represent a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Pregnancy is a primary hypercoagulable state due to enhanced production of clotting factors, a decrease in protein S activity, and inhibition of fibrinolysis. These physiologic changes will yield a collective rate of venous thromboembolism (VTE) of about 1-2 in 1000 pregnancies for the general obstetric population, which represents a five- to tenfold increased risk in pregnancy compared to age-matched non-pregnant peers...
September 14, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913508/confocal-biomicroscopic-changes-of-the-corneal-layers-following-femtosecond-laser-assisted-myoring-implantation-in-keratoconus
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Heidar Siatiri, Mahmoud Jabbarvand, Mehrdad Mohammadpour, Amirhossein Mollazadeh, Nasim Siatiri, Arash Mirmohammadsadeghi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of the femtosecond laser-assisted MyoRing implantation on the confocal biomicroscopic findings in different corneal layers of the patients with keratoconus. METHODS: Twelve eyes of 12 patients with mild to moderate keratoconus (keratometry between 48 and 52 diopters) and intolerance to hard contact lens entered the study. All the included patients underwent femtosecond laser-assisted MyoRing (Dioptex GmBH, Linz, Austria) implantation...
September 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911865/3-2-amino-ethyl-5-3-4-butoxyl-phenyl-propylidene-thiazolidine-2-4-dione-k145-ameliorated-dexamethasone-induced-hepatic-gluconeogenesis-through-activation-of-akt-foxo1-pathway
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Yanan Shi, Jiayun Qiao, Biao Mu, Bingfeng Zuo, Jihong Yuan
3-(2-amino-ethyl)-5-[3-(4-butoxyl-phenyl)-propylidene]-thiazolidine-2,4-dione (K145) is identified as a selective SphK2 inhibitor. It was previously reported as an anti-tumor agent, in this study we demonstrated that K145 was able to regulate hepatic gluconeogenesis and improve glucose intolerance in mice. C57BL/6 mice treated with dexamethasone injection were used as experimental animals, which exhibited impaired glucose tolerance and increased gluconeogenetic enzymes. After K145 treatment, we found that the impairment of glucose tolerance and gluconeogenetic genes mRNA expression were improved...
September 11, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911640/long-term-feeding-of-red-algae-gelidium-amansii-ameliorates-glucose-and-lipid-metabolism-in-a-high-fructose-diet-impaired-glucose-tolerance-rat-model
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Hshuan-Chen Liu, Chun-Ju Chang, Tsung-Han Yang, Meng-Tsan Chiang
This study was designed to investigate the effect of Gelidium amansii (GA) on carbohydrate and lipid metabolism in rats with high fructose (HF) diet (57.1% w/w). Five-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were fed a HF diet to induce glucose intolerance and hyperlipidemia. The experiment was divided into three groups: (1) control diet group (Con); (2) HF diet group (HF); and (3) HF with GA diet group (HF + 5% GA). The rats were fed the experimental diets and drinking water ad libitum for 23 weeks. The results showed that GA significantly decreased retroperitoneal fat mass weight of HF diet-fed rats...
July 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911175/hyperandrogenemia-induced-by-letrozole-treatment-of-pubertal-female-mice-results-in-hyperinsulinemia-prior-to-weight-gain-and-insulin-resistance
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Danalea V Skarra, Angelina Hernández-Carretero, Alissa J Rivera, Arya R Anvar, Varykina G Thackray
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) diagnosed with hyperandrogenism and ovulatory dysfunction have an increased risk of developing metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We previously developed a model that uses letrozole to elevate endogenous testosterone levels in female mice. This model has hallmarks of PCOS, including hyperandrogenism, anovulation, and polycystic ovaries, as well as increased abdominal adiposity and glucose intolerance. In the current study, we further characterized the metabolic dysfunction that occurs after letrozole treatment to determine whether this model represents a PCOS-like metabolic phenotype...
September 1, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910703/long-term-manganese-toxicity-induced-alterations-of-physiology-and-leaf-protein-profiles-in-two-citrus-species-differing-in-manganese-tolerance
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Xiang You, Lin-Tong Yang, Yi-Ping Qi, Peng Guo, Ning-Wei Lai, Xin Ye, Qiang Li, Li-Song Chen
Manganese (Mn)-intolerant 'Sour pummelo' (Citrus grandis) and Mn-tolerant 'Xuegan' (Citrus sinensis) seedlings were irrigated for 17 weeks with 2 (control) or 600μM (Mn-toxicity or -excess) MnSO4. C. sinensis had higher Mn-tolerance than C. grandis, as indicated by the higher photosynthesis rates in Mn-excess C. sinensis leaves. Under Mn-toxicity, Mn levels were similar between C. sinensis and C. grandis roots, but lower in C. sinensis leaves than in C. grandis leaves. This might be responsible for C. sinensis Mn-tolerance...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906019/response-letter-to-optimising-physiology-for-adolescents-with-dysautonomia
#15
K Armstrong, A M De Souza, P Sneddon, J E Potts, V E Claydon, S Sanatani
We would like to thank Dr Thaxter Nesbeth (1) for her interest and insightful comments on our paper entitled, "Exercise and the multidisciplinary holistic approach to adolescent dysautonomia"(2). We agree that recurrent orthostatic intolerance is often best managed through lifestyle modification rather than pharmacologic intervention (at least as an initial step), and as such in the present study we evaluated the impact of our exercise programme incorporated in addition to our standard clinical multidisciplinary management approach...
September 14, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905830/plication-as-an-alternative-to-resection-in-horizontal-strabismus-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Prabha Sonwani, Abadan Khan Amitava, Adeeb Alam Khan, Shalini Gupta, Shivani Grover, Namita Kumari
PURPOSE: Resections and plications tighten recti although the latter are less traumatic, potentially reversible, quicker, and vascularity preserving. To compare inflammation, scarring, and alignment in horizontal strabismus, operated uniocularly by either resections or plications (with recessions): recession and resection (R&R) or recession and plication (R&P) groups. This was a prospective, patient and assessor blind, randomized trial. METHODS: All consenting strabismus patients qualifying for the first-time uniocular horizontal rectus surgeries underwent detailed ocular examination and were randomized into standard R&R or R&P groups...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905722/calculation-of-glucose-dose-for-intraperitoneal-glucose-tolerance-tests-in-lean-and-obese-mice
#17
Mikkel S Jørgensen, Kristina S Tornqvist, Henning Hvid
Glucose tolerance tests are used frequently in nonclinical research with laboratory animals, for example during characterization of obese phenotypes. Despite published standard operating procedures for glucose tolerance tests in rodents, how glucose doses should be calculated when obese and lean animals are compared is not well documented. Typically the glucose dose is calculated as 2 g/kg body weight, regardless of body composition. With this approach, obese mice receive larger glucose doses than do lean animals, potentially leading to overestimation of glucose intolerance in obese animals...
January 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905687/victimisation-and-life-satisfaction-of-gay-and-bisexual-individuals-in-44-european-countries-the-moderating-role-of-country-level-and-person-level-attitudes-towards-homosexuality
#18
Paraskevas Petrou, Richard Lemke
We examined the link between victimisation and life satisfaction for 85,301 gay and bisexual individuals across 44 European countries. We expected this negative link to be stronger when the internalised homonegativity of the victim was high (e.g. because the victim is more vulnerable) and weaker when victimisation occurs in countries that express intolerance towards homosexuality (e.g. because in such contexts victims expect victimisation more and they attribute it to their external environment). Additionally, we expected internalised homonegativity to relate negatively to life satisfaction...
September 14, 2017: Culture, Health & Sexuality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904879/renoprotective-effects-of-febuxostat-compared-with-allopurinol-in-patients-with-hyperuricemia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sollip Kim, Hyun-Jung Kim, Hyeong-Sik Ahn, Se Won Oh, Kum Hyun Han, Tae-Hyun Um, Chong-Rae Cho, Sang Youb Han
BACKGROUND: Hyperuricemia is reported to be related to rapid progression of renal function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Allopurinol, a uric acid lowering agent, protects renal progression. However, it is not widely used in patients with CKD because of its serious adverse event. Febuxostat can be alternatively used for patients who are intolerable to allopurinol. We aimed to determine renoprotective effect and urate-lowering effect between the two drugs. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials to assess the effects of febuxostat compared to allopurinol in patients with hyperuricemia...
September 2017: Kidney Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904022/pi3k%C3%AE-ablation-does-not-promote-diabetes-in-db-db-mice-but-improves-insulin-sensitivity-and-reduces-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-apoptosis
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Ludovic Breasson, Claudia Sardi, Barbara Becattini, Fabio Zani, Giovanni Solinas
PI3Kγ has emerged as a promising target for the treatment of obesity and insulin resistance; however, previous studies have indicated that PI3Kγ activity in pancreatic β-cells is required for normal insulin secretion in response to glucose. Hence, a possible deterioration of insulin secretion capacity in patients who are predisposed to the failure of pancreatic β-cell function is a major concern for the pharmacologic inhibition of PI3Kγ. To address this issue, we investigated the effects of PI3Kγ ablation in db/db diabetic mice, a genetic model of obesity-driven β-cell failure and diabetes...
September 13, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
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