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Ling Guo, Hui Zhang, Wangyang Li, Danting Zhan, Min Wang
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a potent stimulator of osteoclastic activity. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) has been shown to regulate the expression of potent inflammatory factors, including TNF-α and IL-6. Currently, effective therapeutic treatments for bacteria-caused bone destruction are limited. N-acetyl cysteine (NAC) is an antioxidant small molecule that possibly modulates osteoblastic differentiation. However, whether NAC can affect the LPS-mediated reduction of IL-6 synthesis in MC3T3-E1 cells is still unknown...
June 6, 2018: Archives of Oral Biology
Sidneia S Costa, Thamy C Souza Silva, Akemi Kuroda Chiba, Bruno R Cruz, Dante Mário Langhi Junior, José O Bordin
BACKGROUND: The Cw (RH:8), Cx (RH:9), and MAR (RH:51) antigens are encoded by alleles at the Cc locus of the Rh system, where Cw and Cx are considered low-frequency antigens and antithetical to the high-frequency antigen MAR. The frequency of Cw (RH:8) is approximately 2% in Caucasians, 1% in Black people, 4% in Finns, and 9% in Latvians. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of RhD+ phenotypes in a population of southeast Brazilian blood donors and to perform a molecular study to distinguish the RHCE*Ce...
June 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Isabelle Gauthier, Aisling A Clancy, Jennifer Lipson, Dante Pascali
BACKGROUND: Vaginal injury can result from entry of water into the vagina under high pressure. Previously reported cases describe water-jet vaginal injuries in women participating in water-related activities, including: water skiing, personal watercraft use, waterslides, water hose and fountains, with and without foreign body in situ. CASE: We describe the case of a severe vaginal laceration and hemorrhage in a 44-year-old female from a high-pressure water-jet generated during a water-ski fall requiring operative repair...
July 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Dante Antonelli, Ehud Rozner, Yoav Turgeman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
Dong Zhao, Lichun Huang, Danting Su, Wei Wang, Yueqiang Fang, Wei Gu, Enshan Huang, Ronghua Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the dietary energy and pattern of the elderly in different economic area of Zhejiang Province. METHODS: Data was from Chinese National Nutrition and Health Survey from 2010 to 2012 in Zhejiang Province. The 24 h dietary recall method for 3 consecutive days was used in dietary survey and weighing method was used for condiment intake. RESULTS: There were 793 elderly( age≥60 years) attended in the survey. The intake of beans and nuts, fish and shrimps, eggs, cereals and vegetables respectively were 30...
January 2018: Wei Sheng Yan Jiu, Journal of Hygiene Research
Fang Wang, Hongxia Wang, Danting Jin, Yang Zhang
Clinical studies have exhibited microRNAs or cytokines could be used as new biomarkers in the diagnosis of endometriosis, respectively. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of serum miR-17, IL-4, and IL-6 as early diagnostic markers of endometriosis. One hundred forty patients aged 22 to 45 years were recruited, 80 patients with pathologically confirmed endometriosis were assigned to endometriosis group whereas the remaining 60 patients were in the control group. The blood samples were collected immediately before laparoscopy and analyzed using real-time quantitative PCR analysis...
June 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Riccardo Gallotti, Dante R Chialvo
The motion of social insects is often used as a paradigmatic example of complex adaptive dynamics arising from decentralized individual behaviour. In this paper, we revisit the topic of the ruling laws behind the burst of activity in ants. The analysis, done over previously reported data, reconsiders the causation arrows, proposed at individual level, not finding any link between the duration of the ants' activity and their moving speed. Secondly, synthetic trajectories created from steps of different ants demonstrate that a Markov process can explain the previously reported speed shape profile...
June 2018: Journal of the Royal Society, Interface
Guido Villa-Gómez Roig, Manuel Alejandro Mahler, Dante Manazzoni, Miguel Villa-Gomez, Gustavo Vidales, Mariano Marcolongo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 12, 2018: Endoscopy
Octavio Gómez-Dantés
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 8, 2018: Health Policy and Planning
Marco Marino, Quanying Liu, Vlastimil Koudelka, Camillo Porcaro, Jaroslav Hlinka, Nicole Wenderoth, Dante Mantini
Electroencephalography (EEG) signals recorded during simultaneous functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) are contaminated by strong artifacts. Among these, the ballistocardiographic (BCG) artifact is the most challenging, due to its complex spatio-temporal dynamics associated with ongoing cardiac activity. The presence of BCG residuals in EEG data may hide true, or generate spurious correlations between EEG and fMRI time-courses. Here, we propose an adaptive Optimal Basis Set (aOBS) method for BCG artifact removal...
June 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
Roberto Gabrielli, Franco Ciocca, Angelica Dante, Aldo Musilli, Maurizio Maiorano, Marco Ventura
BACKGROUND: Redo area region operation is associated with a significant morbidity such as neurovascular injury, infection and lymphorrhea. The traditional management of occluded femoro-popliteal grafts often includes redissection of a scarred groin to obtain adequate inflow via the common femoral artery. These procedures are more technically demanding and require more expertise and judgment than the primary operation. We describe a case of using the ipsilateral iliac branch prosthesis of aorto-bifemoral as inflow for iliac-peroneal bypass, avoiding the previous groin incisions, to minimize the local complications related to a redo groin dissection and to decrease the operative time required to obtain an adequate inflow source...
June 7, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Jessica Bulthé, Jellina Prinsen, Jolijn Vanderauwera, Stefanie Duyck, Nicky Daniels, Céline R Gillebert, Dante Mantini, Hans P Op de Beeck, Bert De Smedt
Two hypotheses have been proposed about the etiology of neurodevelopmental learning disorders, such as dyslexia and dyscalculia: representation impairments and disrupted access to representations. We implemented a multi-method brain imaging approach to directly investigate these representation and access hypotheses in dyscalculia, a highly prevalent but understudied neurodevelopmental disorder in learning to calculate. We combined several magnetic resonance imaging methods and analyses, including univariate and multivariate analyses, functional and structural connectivity...
June 6, 2018: NeuroImage
Christopher M Crittenden, Carmen M Herrera, Peggy E Williams, Dante P Ricci, Lee R Swem, M Stephen Trent, Jennifer S Brodbelt
Structural characterization of lipid A from Gram-negative bacteria remains a significant challenge, especially with respect to localizing modifications of the phosphate groups typically found on the reducing and non-reducing ends of the β-1',6-linked glucosamine disaccharide backbone of lipid A. As reported here, combining traditional collisional activated dissociation (CAD) and ultraviolet photodissociation (UVPD) in a hybrid MS3 approach facilitates identification and localization of substituents of the phosphate groups...
June 8, 2018: Analyst
Olarn Roengvoraphoj, Chukwuka Eze, Cherylina Wijaya, Maurice Dantes, Julian Taugner, Amanda Tufman, Rudolf Maria Huber, Peter Bartenstein, Claus Belka, Farkhad Manapov
PURPOSE: We analysed a correlation between pre- to post-treatment primary tumour metabolic volume (PT-MV) reduction on 18F-FDG-PET/CT and survival in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients treated with chemoradiotherapy (CRT). METHODS: Sixty consecutive patients with NSCLC stage IIIA-B (UICC 7th edition), treated with chemoradiotherapy, who underwent 18F-FDG-PET/CT at the same institution before and 6 weeks after treatment, were analysed. Different metabolic response values were investigated on their correlation with survival parameters: complete response (100% PT-MV reduction); major response (80-99% PT-MV reduction); moderate response (50-79% PT-MV reduction); minor response (1-49% PT-MV reduction) and non-response (no change or increase in uptake)...
June 6, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Elizabeth M Demeusy, Elizabeth D Handley, Fred A Rogosch, Dante Cicchetti, Sheree L Toth
Previous research has provided evidence for the robust relation between maltreatment and the development of externalizing behavior, including aggression. However, less empirical attention has been given to the specific role of neglect. The current study aimed to examine the role of working memory in the association between early neglect and aggression in toddlerhood. Longitudinal data were collected from 89 infants and their biological mothers when the infant was approximately 12, 26, and 38 months old. History of neglect was assessed at 12 months using official Child Protective Service records...
January 1, 2018: Child Maltreatment
Marco Salerno, Silvia Dante
We report and comment on the possible increase of application of scanning Kelvin probe microscopy (SKPM) for biomaterials, biological substrates, and biological samples. First, the fundamental concepts and the practical limitations of SKPM are presented, pointing out the difficulties in proper probe calibration. Then, the most relevant literature on the use of SKPM on biological substrates and samples is briefly reviewed. We report first about biocompatible surfaces used as substrates for subsequent biological applications, such as cultures of living cells...
June 5, 2018: Materials
F Manapov, C Eze, L Käsmann, M Dantes, O Roengvoraphoj
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 4, 2018: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
Derek Ballas, Megan Cesta, G Dante Roulette, Margaret Rusnak, Rami Ahmed
The following is a training platform to allow robotic surgeons to develop the skills necessary to lead an interprofessional team in emergency undocking of a robotic system. In traditional robotic training for surgeons, a brief web based overview of performing an emergency undocking is provided during initial introductory training to the robotics system. During such a process, there is no training in delineation of interdisciplinary roles for operating room (OR) personnel. The training presented here uses formative simulation and debriefing followed by a lecture...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Raymund B Dantes, Lauren Epstein
Public health professionals and organizations have an opportunity to create a more comprehensive sepsis prevention strategy that spans the continuum of care and merges existing infection prevention strategies with chronic disease management and improved education on the signs and symptoms of worsening infection and sepsis. Recent public health efforts have improved our understanding of US national sepsis epidemiology and focused on increasing sepsis awareness. Additional opportunities and challenges include creating more integrated sepsis and infection prevention programs that encompass outpatient and inpatient care...
May 29, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Cecilia Canales, Ali Elsayes, D Dante Yeh, Donna Belcher, Anna Nakayama, Caitlin M McCarthy, Nalin Chokengarmwong, Sadeq A Quraishi
BACKGROUND: Malnutrition influences clinical outcomes. Although various screening tools are available to assess nutrition status, their use in the intensive care unit (ICU) has not been rigorously studied. Our goal was to compare the Nutrition Risk in Critically Ill (NUTRIC) to the Nutritional Risk Screening (NRS) 2002 in terms of their associations with macronutrient deficit in ICU patients. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis to investigate the relationship between NUTRIC vs NRS 2002 and macronutrient deficit (protein and calories) in critically ill patients...
May 30, 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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