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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786957/statistical-approaches-to-adjusting-weights-for-dependent-arms-in-network-meta-analysis
#1
Yu-Xuan Su, Yu-Kang Tu
Network meta-analysis compares multiple treatments in terms of their efficacy and harm by including evidence from randomized controlled trials. Most clinical trials use parallel design, where patients are randomly allocated to different treatments and receive only one treatment. However, some trials use within person designs such as split-body, split-mouth and cross-over designs, where each patient may receive more than one treatment. Data from treatment arms within these trials are no longer independent, so the correlations between dependent arms need to be accounted for within the statistical analyses...
May 22, 2018: Research Synthesis Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786767/oral-supplementation-of-lanthanum-zirconate-nanoparticles-moderately-affected-behavior-but-drastically-disturbed-leukocyte-count-serum-cholesterol-levels-and-antioxidant-parameters-from-vital-organs-of-albino-mice-in-a-gender-specific-manner
#2
Muhammad Nazar Aftab, Irum Naz Akram, Tafheem Khosa, Syeda Qandeel Zahra, Irum Bashir, Muhammad Naeem Ashiq, Furhan Iqbal
Lanthanum Zirconate nanoparticles (NPs) are used in blades of gas turbine engines to thermally insulate them and to protect them against hot and corrosive gas streams. However, the information regarding their biocompatibility is limited. The present study was aimed to report the effect of Lanthanum Zirconate NPs on selected aspects of behavior, serum biochemistry, complete blood count and antioxidant parameters from vital organs of albino mice in a gender specific manner. Albino mice, seven weeks old, were orally treated with 75 mg/ml solvent/Kg body weight of Lanthanum Zirconate nanoparticles for consecutive 22 days...
May 21, 2018: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786674/choline-supplementation-prevents-a-hallmark-disturbance-of-kwashiorkor-in-weanling-mice-fed-a-maize-vegetable-diet-hepatic-steatosis-of-undernutrition
#3
Thaddaeus May, Kevin C Klatt, Jacob Smith, Eumenia Castro, Mark Manary, Marie A Caudill, Farook Jahoor, Marta L Fiorotto
Hepatic steatosis is a hallmark feature of kwashiorkor malnutrition. However, the pathogenesis of hepatic steatosis in kwashiorkor is uncertain. Our objective was to develop a mouse model of childhood undernutrition in order to test the hypothesis that feeding a maize vegetable diet (MVD), like that consumed by children at risk for kwashiorkor, will cause hepatic steatosis which is prevented by supplementation with choline. A MVD was developed with locally sourced organic ingredients, and fed to weanling mice ( n = 9) for 6 or 13 days...
May 22, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786653/role-for-cystathionine-%C3%AE-lyase-cse-in-an-ethanol-e-induced-lesion-in-fetal-brain-gsh-homeostasis
#4
Dhyanesh Patel, Marylatha Rathinam, Courtney Jarvis, Lenin Mahimainathan, George Henderson, Madhusudhanan Narasimhan
Earlier, we reported that gestational ethanol (E) can dysregulate neuron glutathione (GSH) homeostasis partially via impairing the EAAC1-mediated inward transport of Cysteine (Cys) and this can affect fetal brain development. In this study, we investigated if there is a role for the transulfuration pathway (TSP), a critical bio-synthetic point to supply Cys in E-induced dysregulation of GSH homeostasis. These studies utilized an in utero E binge model where the pregnant Sprague⁻Dawley (SD) rat dams received five doses of E at 3...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786631/comparison-between-elite-and-subelite-swimmers-on-dry-land-and-tumble-turn-leg-extensor-force-time-characteristics
#5
Julian V Jones, David B Pyne, G Greg Haff, Robert U Newton
Jones, JV, Pyne, DB, Haff, GG, and Newton, RU. Comparison between elite and subelite swimmers on dry land and tumble turn leg extensor force-time characteristics. J Strength Cond Res 32(6): 1762-1769, 2018-Elite swimmers demonstrate faster swimming turn times that are potentially a result of having better strength-power characteristics than subelite swimmers. We quantified differences between dry-land and swimming turn force-time characteristics in elite swimmers and subelite swimmers. Subelite (11 males: 17...
June 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786490/gallium-68-psma-11-pet-mr-imaging-in-patients-with-intermediate-or-high-risk-prostate-cancer
#6
Sonya Youngju Park, Claudia Zacharias, Caitlyn Harrison, Richard E Fan, Christian Kunder, Negin Hatami, Frederik Giesel, Pejman Ghanouni, Bruce Daniel, Andreas M Loening, Geoffrey A Sonn, Andrei Iagaru
Purpose To report the results of dual-time-point gallium 68 (68 Ga) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-11 positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging prior to prostatectomy in patients with intermediate- or high-risk cancer. Materials and Methods Thirty-three men who underwent conventional imaging as clinically indicated and who were scheduled for radical prostatectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection were recruited for this study. A mean dose of 4.1 mCi ± 0.7 (151.7 MBq ± 25...
May 16, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786486/one-year-retention-of-gadolinium-in-the-brain-comparison-of-gadodiamide-and-gadoterate-meglumine-in-a-rodent-model
#7
Philippe Robert, Stefanie Fingerhut, Cécile Factor, Véronique Vives, Justine Letien, Michael Sperling, Marlène Rasschaert, Robin Santus, Sébastien Ballet, Jean-Marc Idée, Claire Corot, Uwe Karst
Purpose To compare the long-term brain elimination kinetics and gadolinium species in healthy rats after repeated injections of the contrast agents gadodiamide (a linear contrast agent) or gadoterate (a macrocyclic contrast agent). Materials and Methods Nine-week-old rats received five doses of 2.4 mmol gadolinium per kilogram of body weight over 5 weeks and were followed for 12 months with T1-weighted MRI (n = 140 rats, corresponding to seven time points, two contrast agents, and 10 rats per group). Animals were sacrificed at 1 week, 1 month, and 2, 3, 4, 5, and 12 months after the last injection...
May 17, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786140/gender-differences-in-the-association-of-periodontitis-and-type-2-diabetes
#8
Ying Liu, Yang Yu, Jeffrey C Nickel, Laura R Iwasaki, Peipei Duan, Melanie Simmer-Beck, Laura Brown
AIMS: THE OBJECTIVE WAS TO INVESTIGATE IF GENDER DIFFERENCES EXIST IN THE ASSOCIATIONS BETWEEN PERIODONTITIS AND TYPE 2 DIABETES. DISPROPORTIONATE DISPARITIES BY GENDER WERE FOUND TO EXIST IN RATES OF BOTH PERIODONTITIS AND DIABETES WITH RESPECT TO DEMOGRAPHICS AND BEHAVIOURAL PREDICTORS THAT CANNOT BE EXPLAINED SOLELY BY THE WELL-ESTABLISHED ASSOCIATION BETWEEN THESE TWO DISEASES. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MULTIPLE DATASETS WERE EXTRACTED FROM THE NATIONAL HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY (NHANES) 2009-2014, WHICH USED A STRATIFIED MULTISTAGE PROBABILITY SAMPLING TO OBTAIN SAMPLES FROM ALL CIVILIAN NON-INSTITUTIONALISED PEOPLE IN THE USA...
May 22, 2018: International Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786048/cardiac-hypertrophy-is-positively-regulated-by-microrna-24-in-ratsmicrorna-24
#9
Juan Gao, Min Zhu, Rui-Feng Liu, Jian-Shu Zhang, Ming Xu
Background: MicroRNA-24 (miR-24) plays an important role in heart failure by reducing the efficiency of myocardial excitation-contraction coupling. Prolonged cardiac hypertrophy may lead to heart failure, but little is known about the role of miR-24 in cardiac hypertrophy. This study aimed to preliminarily investigate the function of miR-24 and its mechanisms in cardiac hypertrophy. Methods: Twelve Sprague-Dawley rats with a body weight of 50 ± 5 g were recruited and randomly divided into two groups: a transverse aortic constriction (TAC) group and a sham surgery group...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785941/life-style-and-risk-of-atypical-eating-disorders-in-university-students-reality-versus-perception
#10
Olga Castelao-Naval, Ascensión Blanco-Fernández, Carmen Marina Meseguer-Barros, Israel J Thuissard-Vasallo, Begoña Cerdá, Mar Larrosa
OBJECTIVE: The objectives of this paper were to determine weight status, eating, and alcohol drinking and smoking habits of university students, to determine the association between these variables with negative self-perception of their eating habits and to assess the risk of developing eating disorders. METHOD: A cross-sectional study was carried out on 422 university students. The parameters analyzed were: nutritional status, eating habits, alcohol/ tobacco consumption, and risk of eating disorder...
May 18, 2018: Enfermería Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785940/metabolic-effects-safety-and-acceptability-of-very-low-calorie-ketogenic-dietetic-scheme-on-candidates-for-bariatric-surgery
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Vincenzo Pilone, Salvatore Tramontano, Michele Renzulli, Mafalda Romano, Luigi Cobellis, Tiziano Berselli, Luigi Schiavo
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have demonstrated significant advantages from a preoperative dietetic regimen for candidates to bariatric procedure. OBJECTIVES: Evaluation of safety, efficacy, and acceptability of a very low-calorie ketogenic diet in patients before bariatric surgery. SETTING: University Hospital. METHODS: A standardized 30-day sequential preoperative diet regimen has been analyzed, optimizing metabolic response with gradual carbohydrate reintroduction...
March 21, 2018: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785931/first-bone-cracking-dog-coprolites-provide-new-insight-into-bone-consumption-in-borophagus-and-their-unique-ecological-niche
#12
Xiaoming Wang, Stuart C White, Mairin Balisi, Jacob Biewer, Julia Sankey, Dennis Garber, Z Jack Tseng
Borophagine canids have long been hypothesized to be North American ecological 'avatars' of living hyenas in Africa and Asia, but direct fossil evidence of hyena-like bone consumption is hitherto unknown. We report rare coprolites (fossilized feces) of Borophagus parvus from the late Miocene of California and, for the first time, describe unambiguous evidence that these predatory canids ingested large amounts of bone. Surface morphology, micro-CT analyses, and contextual information reveal (1) droppings in concentrations signifying scent-marking behavior, similar to latrines used by living social carnivorans; (2) routine consumption of skeletons; (3) undissolved bones inside coprolites indicating gastrointestinal similarity to modern striped and brown hyenas; (4) B...
May 22, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785874/-because-the-baby-asks-for-it-a-mixed-methods-study-on-local-perceptions-toward-nutrition-during-pregnancy-among-marginalised-migrant-women-along-the-myanmar-thailand-border
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Ahmar H Hashmi, Moo Kho Paw, Suphak Nosten, Mu Chae Darakamon, Mary Ellen Gilder, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, Verena I Carrara, Kremlin Wickramasinghe, Chaisiri Angkurawaranon, Emma Plugge, Rose McGready
BACKGROUND: Under- and over-nutrition during pregnancy are known risk factors for pregnancy complications and adverse pregnancy and infant outcomes. Understanding perceptions around nutrition in pregnancy can create culturally appropriate interventions for improved health outcomes. OBJECTIVE: A mixed-methods study was performed to explore local perceptions and practices of diet and physical activity in pregnancy in a marginalised population along the Myanmar-Thailand border...
2018: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785843/insulin-therapy-weight-gain-and-prognosis
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REVIEW
Israel Hodish
Insulin therapy is mainly used by patients with type 2 diabetes who have failed other therapeutic modalities and have become insulin deficient. This group of patients represents about a quarter of all patients with type 2 diabetes. Almost all patients with type 2 diabetes who start insulin therapy or intensify it gain weight, which may potentially diminish the prognostic advantage of improved glycaemia. To date, all available guidelines emphasize both the attainment of A1c goals and weight control, without directing clinician which element is of a higher priority...
May 21, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785744/fumonisin-b1-actuates-oxidative-stress-associated-colonic-damage-via-apoptosis-and-autophagy-activation-in-murine-model
#15
Sang Ho Kim, Mahendra Pal Singh, Chanchal Sharma, Sun Chul Kang
In the present study, we investigated the cytotoxic mechanism of Fumonisin B1 (FB1) in mice colonic region in a time course manner. Herein, after consecutive 4 days of exposure to FBI (2.5 mg/kg body weight), we observed disintegration of mice colon, as evidenced by histopathological analysis. FB1 significantly increased alanine aminotransferase, aspartate aminotransferase, and alkaline phosphatase activities in serum and plasma, decreased ceramide level, increased sphinganine level, and increased lipid peroxidase level along with the breakdown of the antioxidant system...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785666/evaluation-of-ostarine-as-a-selective-androgen-receptor-modulator-in-a-rat-model-of-postmenopausal-osteoporosis
#16
D B Hoffmann, M Komrakova, S Pflug, M von Oertzen, D Saul, L Weiser, T A Walde, M Wassmann, A F Schilling, W Lehmann, S Sehmisch
Selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs) have shown beneficial effects on muscle wasting, general physical function and bone properties in male mammals. However, data on the effects of SARMs in postmenopausal osteoporotic bone are scarce. We evaluated the effects of the SARM drug ostarine on postmenopausal osteoporotic bone in a rat osteoporosis model. Ovariectomy was performed on 46 of 56 3-month-old female Sprague-Dawley rats. Eight weeks after ovariectomy, ostarine was orally administered daily for 5 weeks in dosages of 0...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785640/switching-from-high-fat-diet-to-foods-containing-resveratrol-as-a-calorie-restriction-mimetic-changes-the-architecture-of-arcuate-nucleus-to-produce-more-newborn-anorexigenic-neurons
#17
Maryam Safahani, Hadi Aligholi, Farshid Noorbakhsh, Mahmoud Djalali, Hamideh Pishva, Sayed Mostafa Modarres Mousavi, Leila Alizadeh, Ali Gorji, Fariba Koohdani
PURPOSE: These days, obesity threatens the health for which one of the main interventions is calorie restriction (CR). Due to the difficulty of compliance with this treatment, CR mimetics such as resveratrol (RSV) have been considered. The present study compared the effects of RSV and CR on hypothalamic remodeling in a diet-switching experiment. METHODS: C57BL/6 male mice received high-fat diet (HFD) for 4 weeks, subsequently their diet switched to chow diet, HFD + RSV, chow diet + RSV or CR diet for a further 6 weeks...
May 21, 2018: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785570/phase-1b-investigation-of-the-mek-inhibitor-binimetinib-in-patients-with-advanced-or-metastatic-biliary-tract-cancer
#18
R S Finn, D H Ahn, M M Javle, B R Tan, C D Weekes, J C Bendell, A Patnaik, G N Khan, D Laheru, R Chavira, J Christy-Bittel, E Barrett, M B Sawyer, Tanios S Bekaii-Saab
Background The MAPK pathway plays a central role in regulation of several cellular processes, and its dysregulation is a hallmark of biliary tract cancer (BTC). Binimetinib (MEK162), a potent, selective oral MEK1/2 inhibitor, was assessed in patients with advanced BTC. Patients and Methods An expansion cohort study in patients who received ≤1 line of therapy for advanced BTC was conducted after determination of the maximum tolerated dose in this Phase 1 trial. Patients received binimetinib 60 mg twice daily...
May 22, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785565/supplementation-strategies-for-nellore-female-calves-in-creep-feeding-to-improve-the-performance-nutritional-and-metabolic-responses
#19
Daniel Mageste de Almeida, Marcos Inácio Marcondes, Luciana Navajas Rennó, Leandro Soares Martins, David Esteban Contreras Marquez, Faider Castaño Villadiego, Felipe Velez Saldarriaga, Román Maza Ortega, Deilen Paff Sotelo Moreno, Sidnei Antônio Lopes, Manuela Acevedo Cardozo, Mário Fonseca Paulino
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of supplementation strategy on performance, nutritional and metabolic characteristics of Nellore suckling female calves, on grazing Urochloa decumbens during the rainy-dry transition period. Forty-four Nellore female calves, averaging 147.6 ± 1.34 kg (4 months), were used. A single supplement 20% of crude protein of dry matter was provided, consisting of daily supplement at 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, or 0.6% of body weight. A positive linear effect (P < 0...
May 21, 2018: Tropical Animal Health and Production
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785472/the-impacts-of-gastroileostomy-rat-model-on-glucagon-like-peptide-1-a-promising-model-to-control-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#20
Behrouz Keleidari, Rastin Mohammadi Mofrad, Shahab Shahabi Shahmiri, Mohammad Hossein Sanei, Mohsen Kolahdouzan, Erfan Sheikhbahaei
BACKGROUND: One of the new current treatment options for Diabetes Mellitus is about increasing glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) activity. GLP-1 with its incretin effect showed major role in glucose homeostasis. Gastroileostomy can increase GLP-1 secretion by rapid delivery of undigested food to the terminal ileum. We studied the early effects of a gastroileostomy on serum levels of GLP-1, glucose, and insulin in rats. METHODS: Gastroileostomies with side-to-side anastomosis were performed on 15 male New Zealand rats...
May 21, 2018: Obesity Surgery
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