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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100702/zanthoxylum-alkylamides-ameliorate-protein-metabolism-disorder-in-stz-induced-diabetic-rats
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Tingyuan Ren, Zhu Yu Ping, Xuejuan Xia, Ding Bo Yong, Guo Jing, Kan Jian Quan
This study aimed to evaluate the protein metabolism effect of Zanthoxylum alkylamides and to explore the potential mechanism in streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic rats. Diabetic rats were orally treated with 2, 4 and 8 mg per kg bw of alkylamides daily for 28 days. Alkylamides decreased the relative weight of the liver and food intake, significantly increased the relative skeletal muscle weight and significantly decreased the blood urea nitrogen levels. Insulin, insulin-like growth factor I, total protein (TP) and albumin (ALB), globular proteins and ALB proteins/globulin protein levels in serum significantly increased...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100318/-clinical-characteristics-of-clonal-evolution-after-immunosuppressive-therapy-in-children-with-severe-very-severe-aplastic-anemia
#2
Jing-Liao Zhang, Tian-Feng Liu, Li-Xian Chang, Xia Chen, Yuan-Yuan Ren, Cong-Cong Sun, Chao Liu, Wen-Bin An, Yang Wan, Xiao-Juan Chen, Wen-Yu Yang, Shu-Chun Wang, Ye Guo, Yao Zou, Yu-Mei Chen, Xiao-Fan Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical characteristics and risk factors of clonal evolution after immunosuppressive therapy (IST) in children with severe/very severe aplastic anemia (SAA/VSAA). METHODS: The clinical data of 231 children with newly-diagnosed SAA/VSAA who received IST were retrospectively studied. The incidence and risk factors of clonal evolution after IST were analyzed. RESULTS: The 5-year overall survival rate of the 231 patients was 82...
January 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099331/atorvastatin-induced-necrotizing-autoimmune-myositis-an-emerging-dominant-entity-in-patients-with-autoimmune-myositis-presenting-with-a-pure-polymyositis-phenotype
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Yves Troyanov, Océane Landon-Cardinal, Marvin J Fritzler, José Ferreira, Ira N Targoff, Eric Rich, Michelle Goulet, Jean-Richard Goulet, Josiane Bourré-Tessier, Yves Robitaille, Julie Drouin, Alexandra Albert, Jean-Luc Senécal
The general aim of this study was to evaluate the disease spectrum in patients presenting with a pure polymyositis (pPM) phenotype. Specific objectives were to characterize clinical features, autoantibodies (aAbs), and membrane attack complex (MAC) in muscle biopsies of patients with treatment-responsive, statin-exposed necrotizing autoimmune myositis (NAM). Patients from the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal autoimmune myositis (AIM) Cohort with a pPM phenotype, response to immunosuppression, and follow-up ≥3 years were included...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098101/insulin-resistance-in-predialytic-nondiabetic-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-hospital-based-study-in-eastern-uttar-pradesh-india
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Neha Srivastava, R G Singh, Alok Kumar, Shivendra Singh
Most investigations have focused on patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). More recently, due to increased recognition of the high prevalence of moderate-to-severe chronic kidney disease (CKD), attention has been redirected to this patient population to identify risk factors associated with hospitalization, death, and progression to ESRD. The objective of this study was to examine the degree and determinants of insulin resistance (IR) in predialytic, nondiabetic, CKD patients. Our study is a hospital-based cross-sectional study...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098040/-hypocortisolism-associated-with-nephrotic-syndrome
#5
R H Westerdijk, B H R Wolffenbuttel, I P Kema, R S M E Wouters
BACKGROUND: With nephrotic syndrome, cortisol levels may be falsely lowered by loss of cortisol-binding globulin (CBG) in the urine. An incorrect diagnosis of adrenal insufficiency could therefore be made. CASE DESCRIPTION: We describe the case of a 52-year-old female with nephrotic syndrome that did not sufficiently respond to medication. Treatment management was complicated by symptomatic hypotension, which was thought to be caused by adrenal insufficiency. The cortisol levels in the blood were low and a clinical cause could not be identified...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097602/dietary-supplementation-of-chromium-can-alleviate-negative-impacts-of-heat-stress-on-performance-carcass-yield-and-some-blood-hematology-and-chemistry-indices-of-growing-japanese-quail
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Mohamed Soliman El-Kholy, Mohamed Mohamed El-Hindawy, Mahmoud Alagawany, Mohamed Ezzat Abd El-Hack, Sabry Abd El-Gawad Abd El-Halim El-Sayed
The main objective of this work was to investigate the impact of dietary chromium supplementation on growth indices, carcass yield, and some hematological and biochemical blood parameters of growing Japanese quails subjected to heat stress. A total of 360 unsexed 2-week-old Japanese quail chicks were used in a 2 × 3 factorial arrangement that had two ambient temperatures (23 ± 2 and 33 ± 2 °C) and three dietary chromium (0.00, 500, and 1000 μg Cr/kg diet as chromium picolinate). For induction of heat stress, the room temperature was set at 33 ± 2 °C from 2 to 6 weeks of age...
January 17, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097299/evaluation-of-potencies-of-immune-globulin-products-against-hepatitis-a
#7
Alexandra Tejada-Strop, Maria Isabel Costafreda, Zoya Dimitrova, Gerardo G Kaplan, Chong-Gee Teo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097298/regulatory-action-necessary-for-immune-globulin-preparations-for-hepatitis-a-prophylaxis
#8
Mitchell H Katz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097088/icariin-ameliorates-iga-nephropathy-by-inhibition-of-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-nlrp3-pathway
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Lei Zhang, Xing-Zhi Wang, Yu-Shu Li, Lei Zhang, Li-Rong Hao
Immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN) is the most frequent form of glomerulonephritis, which is characterized by glomerular proliferation and renal inflammation. Icariin is a flavonoid from the Chinese herb Epimedium, and its anti-inflammatory effect has been reported. This study aimed to investigate the effects of icariin on the renal damage in IgAN rats and the mechanisms behind these effects. IgAN model was established in Sprague-Dawley rats by oral and intravenous immunization with bovine gamma-globulin for 12 weeks, and rats were treated with icariin from 12 to 18 weeks...
January 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096609/studies-on-alterations-of-clinical-and-hemato-biochemical-parameters-before-and-after-treatment-in-calves-naturally-infected-with-theileriosis
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J P Kachhawa, Surender Kumar, Ankita Sharma, A P Singh, Anil Ahuja
AIM: The aim was to determine hemato-biochemical alterations and to determine the better treatment of theileriosis in naturally infected calves. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 74 Holstein crossbred calves below 6 months of age, of either sex were included for present investigation in Bikaner. Based on the clinical examinations and laboratory results, 20 calves included for hemato-biochemical studies (before and after treatment) and divided into two groups (having 10 calves each)...
December 2016: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090281/successful-treatment-of-immune-reconstitution-inflammatory-syndrome-related-hemophagocytic-syndrome-in-an-hiv-patient-with-primary-effusion-lymphoma
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Markela-P Zorzou, Maria Chini, Athina Lioni, Georgios Tsekes, Thomas Nitsotolis, Ioannis Tierris, Nicolaos Panagiotou, Dimitra Rontogianni, Nicolaos Harhalakis, Marios Lazanas
Although the connection of [secondary hemophagocytic syndrome (sHS)] with HIV has been well documented, optimal treatment regimen is not well established. This is due not only to the rarity of the syndrome, but also to the heterogeneity of the involved population. Most cases are related to opportunistic infections or malignancies in advanced stage, but many cases are also related to seroconversion, in the primary infection setting. Moreover, in the [antiretroviral treatment (ART)] era, rare cases of ART-related sHS have been reported...
November 2, 2016: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089844/familial-cluster-of-exposure-to-a-confirmed-rabid-dog-in-travelers-to-algeria
#12
Sylvie Antwi, Philippe Parola, Doudou Sow, Victoria Sornin, Maxime Henrion, Philippe Gautret
A 10 person-family originating from Algeria traveled in rural Algeria for the purpose of visiting friends and relatives without seeking pre-travel advice, did not received pre-travel rabies immunization, and were exposed to a confirmed rabid dog including 8 within less than 4 days of arrival. Three received suckling mouse brain rabies vaccine although WHO strongly recommends that its production and administration be discontinued and seven received insufficient doses of equine rabies immune globulin abroad. Rabies treatment was completed on returning to France...
January 9, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088952/-comparison-of-clinical-outcomes-between-antithymocyte-globulin-and-basiliximab-in-renal-transplantation-from-donation-after-citizen-death-a-matched-pair-study
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K L Lin, L Zhu, C Fu, Z B Lin, G Chen
Objective: To compare the safety and effectiveness between antithymocyte globulin (ATG) and basiliximab in deceased donor renal transplantation within matched groups where paired recipients received graft donations from same donors. Methods: A total of 124 cases of deceased donor kidney transplantation performed at Wuhan Tongji Hospital from January 2013 to November 2015 were retrospectively analyzed. Based upon their induction therapies, the recipients receiving graft donations from same donors were divided into two groups, namely ATG group (n=62) and basiliximab group (n=62)...
January 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087298/the-utility-of-sex-hormone-binding-globulin-in-hypogonadism-and-infertile-males
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Joshua Ring, Charles Welliver, Mike Parenteau, Stephen Markwell, Robert E Brannigan, Tobias S Köhler
PURPOSE: We sought to determine what role SHBG played with male infertility patients. METHODS: Retrospective review of 168 males seen in a fertility clinic from 2012-2014, to investigate the accuracy of TT in the biochemical diagnosis of hypogonadism using cBT as the reference value. We used a multivariable analysis to assess SHBG as an independent predictor of infertility. RESULTS: Computations using cBT as a standard in the measurement of definitive biochemical hypogonadism (<156 ng/dL) revealed a sensitivity, specificity, PPV, and NPV respectively of 81%, 83%, 81%, and 82% in diagnosing hypogonadism with TT alone...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081250/cutaneous-deficiency-of-filaggrin-and-stat3-exacerbates-vaccinia-disease-in-vivo
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Yong He, Ishrat Sultana, Kazuyo Takeda, Jennifer L Reed
RATIONALE: Defects in filaggrin and STAT3 are associated with atopic dermatitis (AD) and susceptibility to severe skin infection. METHODS: We evaluated skin infection with the current smallpox vaccine, ACAM-2000, in immunosuppressed mice with combined cutaneous deficiency in filaggrin and STAT3. In parallel, early events post-infection with ACAM-2000 were investigated in cultured keratinocytes in which filaggrin expression was knocked down via siRNA. RESULTS: Immunosuppressed, filaggrin-deficient mice, treated with the topical STAT3 inhibitor Stattic® prior to ACAM-2000 infection, demonstrated rapid weight loss, prolonged vaccinia burden in skin, and dermatitis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080924/selected-plasma-biochemistry-analytes-of-healthy-captive-sulcata-african-spurred-tortoises-centrochelys-sulcata
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David Eshar, Ady Y Gancz, Nili Avni-Magen, Effi Wagshal, Lisa M Pohlman, Mark A Mitchell
The sulcata or African spurred tortoise (Centrochelys sulcata) is a large tortoise species that is commonly kept in zoologic collections and as a pet. The objectives of this study were to establish reference intervals for selected biochemical analytes in clinically healthy captive sulcata tortoises and to evaluate the impact of blood sampling site and sex. Blood samples were collected from 60 tortoises from either the dorsal coccygeal (tail) vein or the subcarapacial venous plexus based on their body size. The packed cell volume and refractometric total solids (TS) were determined...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080905/plasma-protein-electrophoresis-and-select-acute-phase-proteins-in-healthy-bonnethead-sharks-sphyrna-tiburo-under-managed-care
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Michael W Hyatt, Cara L Field, Tonya M Clauss, Kristopher L Arheart, Carolyn Cray
Preventative health care of elasmobranchs is an important but understudied field of aquatic veterinary medicine. Evaluation of inflammation through the acute phase response is a valuable tool in health assessments. To better assess the health of bonnethead sharks ( Sphyrna tiburo ) under managed care, normal reference intervals of protein electrophoresis (EPH) and the acute phase proteins, C-reactive protein (CRP) and haptoglobin (HP), were established. Blood was collected from wild caught, captive raised bonnethead sharks housed at public aquaria...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080899/health-and-nutritional-assessment-of-free-ranging-eastern-indigo-snakes-drymarchon-couperi-in-georgia-united-states
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S Emmanuelle Knafo, Terry M Norton, Mark Mitchell, Dirk J Stevenson, Natalie Hyslop, Robert Poppenga, Marcie Oliva, Tai Chen, Carolyn Cray, Samantha E J Gibbs, Lance Durden, Nancy Stedman, Stephen Divers, Ellen Dierenfeld
Clinical pathology and nutritional parameters are useful in evaluating and monitoring threatened and endangered wildlife populations, but reference ranges for most snake species are lacking. From 2001 to 2005, health assessments were performed on 58 eastern indigo snakes (EIS) (Drymarchon couperi) captured in the wild in southeastern Georgia, United States. Health and nutritional assessments performed included hematology, serum biochemistry, fat-soluble vitamins, heavy metals, pesticide contaminants, parasitology, and surveys of other pathogens...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078653/meta-analysis-of-treatment-with-rabbit-and-horse-antithymocyte-globulin-for-aplastic-anemia
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Jin Hayakawa, Junya Kanda, Yu Akahoshi, Naonori Harada, Kazuaki Kameda, Tomotaka Ugai, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Masahiro Ashizawa, Miki Sato, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Shun-Ichi Kimura, Misato Kikuchi, Rie Yamazaki, Shinichi Kako, Yoshinobu Kanda
Aplastic anemia patients who received rabbit antithymocyte globulin exhibited response and survival rates inferior to those who received horse antithymocyte globulin in several studies. Therefore, we conducted a meta-analysis to compare rabbit and horse antithymocyte globulin as immunosuppressive therapy for aplastic anemia. We searched online databases for studies that compared antithymocyte globulin regimens as first-line treatment for aplastic anemia, including both randomized and non-randomized controlled trials...
January 11, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077654/neutralization-of-diverse-human-cytomegalovirus-strains-conferred-by-antibodies-targets-viral-gh-gl-pul128-131-pentameric-complex
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Sha Ha, Fengsheng Li, Matthew C Troutman, Daniel C Freed, Aimin Tang, John W Loughney, Dai Wang, I-Ming Wang, Josef Vlasak, David C Nickle, Richard R Rustandi, Melissa Hamm, Pete A DePhillips, Ningyan Zhang, Jason S McLellan, Hua Zhu, Stuart P Adler, Michael A McVoy, Zhiqiang An, Tong-Ming Fu
: Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the leading cause of congenital viral infection and developing a prophylactic vaccine is of high priority to public health. We recently reported a replication-defective human cytomegalovirus with restored pentameric complex gH/gL/pUL128-131 for prevention of congenital HCMV infection. While the quantity of vaccine-induced antibody responses can be measured in a viral neutralization assay, assessing the quality of such responses, including the ability of vaccine-induced antibodies to cross neutralize the field strains of HCMV, remains a challenge...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Virology
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