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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550806/lettuce-facing-microcystins-rich-irrigation-water-at-different-developmental-stages-effects-on-plant-performance-and-microcystins-bioaccumulation
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Efi Levizou, George Statiris, Theodoti Papadimitriou, Chrysi S Laspidou, Konstantinos Ar Kormas
This study investigated the microcystins (MCs)-rich irrigation water effect on lettuce of different developmental stages, i.e. during a two months period, covering the whole period from seed germination to harvest at marketable size of the plant. We followed four lettuce plant groups receiving MCs-rich water (1.81μgl(-1) of dissolved MCs), originating from the Karla Reservoir, central Greece: 1) from seeds, 2) the cotyledon, 3) two true leaves and 4) four true leaves stages, all of which were compared to control plants that received tap water...
May 24, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550598/serum-ebv-ea-iga-and-vca-iga-antibodies-can-be-used-for-risk-group-stratification-and-prognostic-prediction-in-extranodal-nk-t-cell-lymphoma-24-year-experience-at-a-single-institution
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Yuhua Huang, Huilan Rao, Shumei Yan, Fang Wang, Qinian Wu, Yanfen Feng, Yujing Zhang
Although extranodal NK/T cell lymphoma (ENKTCL) is consistently associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, the manifestation and prognostic value of serum EBV antibodies still remain unknown. One hundred and forty-one patients with ENKTCL were evaluated for serum EBV EA-IgA and VCA-IgA antibodies levels in the past 24 years in our institution. Their correlation with clinicopathological features, plasma EBV DNA load, and patients' outcomes was analyzed. EBV EA-IgA ≥1:10 and VCA-IgA ≥1:160 were found in 18...
May 27, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550452/evaluation-of-long-term-outcomes-of-microsatellite-instability-status-in-an-asian-cohort-of-sporadic-colorectal-cancers
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Winson Jianhong Tan, Julie Liana Hamzah, Sanchalika Acharyya, Fung Joon Foo, Kiat Hon Lim, Iain Bee Huat Tan, Choong Leong Tang, Min Hoe Chew
PURPOSE: Microsatellite instability in colorectal cancer (CRC) and its long-term outcomes remains poorly studied in Asians. We investigate the prognostic significance of microsatellite instability in an Asian population and assess its clinical impact in patients who undergo adjuvant chemotherapy. METHODS: Six hundred fifty-four consecutive CRC patients who underwent surgical resection between January 2010 and December 2012 were recruited. Survival was estimated using the Kaplan-Meier approach...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550435/lymph-node-retrieval-is-inferior-in-the-modified-merendino-resection-for-early-barrett-s-carcinoma-a-matched-pair-comparison-with-ivor-lewis-resection
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Thomas Haist, Markus Mann, Christina Oetzmann von Sochaczewski, Michael Pauthner, Annette Fisseler-Eckhoff, Dietmar Lorenz
AIM OF THE STUDY: A matched-pair comparison between the modified Merendino resection (MER) and Ivor Lewis resection (ILR) for early Barrett's carcinoma. BACKGROUND: Early adenocarcinoma of the esophagus (eACE) with positive risk factors for lymph node metastasis (LNM) needs surgery for cure. MER appeared to be an alternative to ILR. METHODS: Between July 2000 and July 2012, 156 patients with high-grade dysplasia or eACE received ILR, whereas in 30 cases MER was performed in a tertiary care center for GI Surgery...
May 26, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550385/metastatic-breast-carcinoma-to-the-superior-oblique-in-a-male
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Yao Wang, Pradeep Mettu, Amanda Maltry, Andrew Harrison, Ali Mokhtarzadeh
We describe a case of breast cancer metastatic to the superior oblique, in a male. The patient was a 66-year-old Caucasian male with a history of stage IIIB rectal adenocarcinoma and stage IIA left breast carcinoma diagnosed 12 years and 5 years prior, respectively, who presented with headaches and intermittent diplopia. He underwent left total mastectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy 6 years prior, which showed ER/PR+, HER2/neu-, moderately-differentiated, infiltrating ductal carcinoma with 3/14 positive nodes...
May 26, 2017: Ophthalmology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550080/two-phosphate-targets-in-end-stage-renal-disease-trial-target-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ron Wald, Christian G Rabbat, Louis Girard, Amit X Garg, Karthik Tennankore, Jessica Tyrwhitt, Andrew Smyth, Andrea Rathe-Skafel, Peggy Gao, Andrea Mazzetti, Jackie Bosch, Andrew T Yan, Patrick Parfrey, Braden J Manns, Michael Walsh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Hyperphosphatemia is common among recipients of maintenance dialysis and is associated with a higher risk of mortality and cardiovascular events. A large randomized trial is needed to determine whether lowering phosphate concentrations with binders improves patient-important outcomes. To inform such an effort we conducted a pilot randomized controlled trial. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial of prevalent hemodialysis recipients already receiving calcium carbonate as a phosphate binder at five Canadian centers between March 31, 2014 and October 2, 2014...
May 26, 2017: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550072/plasma-%C3%AE-synuclein-predicts-cognitive-decline-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Chin-Hsien Lin, Shieh-Yueh Yang, Herng-Er Horng, Che-Chuan Yang, Jen-Jie Chieh, Hsin-Hsien Chen, Bing-Hsien Liu, Ming-Jang Chiu
OBJECTIVE: α-Synuclein is critical to the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD). Few studies examined the plasma levels of α-synuclein due to the exceptionally low level of α-synuclein in plasma compared with cerebrospinal fluid. We aimed to investigate plasma α-synuclein in patients with PD of different disease severity. METHODS: There were total 114 participants, including 80 patients with PD and 34 controls, in the study. Participants received a complete evaluation of motor and non-motor symptoms, including cognitive function...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549966/lentivirus-mediated-inhibition-of-aqp4-accelerates-motor-function-recovery-associated-with-ngf-in-spinal-cord-contusion-rats
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Jianmin Chen, Xi Zeng, Shengnan Li, Zhanqiong Zhong, Xi Hu, Hongyu Xiang, Ying Rao, Lixin Zhang, Xiuya Zhou, Qingjie Xia, Tinghua Wang, Xiao Zhang
Aquaporin-4 (AQP4) is a water channel protein in spinal cord and plays a critical role in the pathophysiological process of spinal cord injury (SCI). However, little is known about the molecular mechanism of AQP4 involved in SCI. The present study was performed to investigate the possible molecules regulated by AQP4 after SCI by use of lentiviral-mediated RNA interference (RNAi). First, the motor function was evaluated by Basso, Beattie, Bresnahan (BBB) scale and the expression of AQP4 was measured by western blot, immunohistochemical staining and immunofluorescence in rats after contusion spinal cord injury (cSCI)...
May 23, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549921/two-representations-of-a-high-dimensional-perceptual-space
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Jonathan D Victor, Syed M Rizvi, Mary M Conte
A perceptual space is a mental workspace of points in a sensory domain that supports similarity and difference judgments and enables further processing such as classification and naming. Perceptual spaces are present across sensory modalities; examples include colors, faces, auditory textures, and odors. Color is perhaps the best-studied perceptual space, but it is atypical in two respects. First, the dimensions of color space are directly linked to the three cone absorption spectra, but the dimensions of generic perceptual spaces are not as readily traceable to single-neuron properties...
May 23, 2017: Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549911/insecticidal-activity-of-stemona-collinsiae-root-extract-against-parasarcophaga-ruficornis-diptera-sarcophagidae
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Aurapa Sakulpanich, Siriluck Attrapadung, Wandee Gritsanapan
In Thai indigenous knowledge, Stemona plant has traditionally been used as insecticide on plantations. Recently, S. collinsiae extract was showed to be an anti-feedant and growth inhibitor and to exert strong insecticidal activity. Here, the insecticidal activity of S. collinsiae root extract against Parasarcophaga ruficornis is studied. The larvicidal and pupacidal activities of the ethanolic root extract of S. collinsiae were tested using contact toxicity tests, and adulticidal activity was tested using the topical contact toxicity and sugar bait methods The ethanolic extract at concentration ranging of 0...
May 23, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549862/clinicopathologic-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-xp11-2-translocation-renal-cell-carcinoma-multicenter-propensity-score-matching-analysis
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Min Soo Choo, Chang Wook Jeong, Cheryn Song, Hwang Gyun Jeon, Seong Il Seo, Sung Kyu Hong, Seok-Soo Byun, Jin Soo Chung, Sung-Hoo Hong, Eu Chang Hwang, Hyeon Hoe Kim, Cheol Kwak
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the clinicopathologic characteristics and prognosis of Xp11.2 translocation (Xp11.2t) renal cell carcinoma (RCC) from a multicenter study and compare them with clear-cell RCC using a propensity score matching analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between 2004 and 2013, 8384 consecutive patients from 7 institutions who were diagnosed with RCC were reviewed, and the pathologically confirmed Xp11.2t cases were enrolled. The oncological outcomes of Xp11...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549730/-feasability-and-morbidity-of-apical-and-anterior-mesh-repair-a-multicenter-cohort-study
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S Poizac, P Ferry, M Cayrac, E Quiboeuf, M Marcelli, C Tourette, A Agostini
OBJECTIVE: To assess safety anatomic results, satisfaction patient and to report short-term results of a new surgical approach for a combined treatment of pelvic organ prolapse (POP) of anterior and medium compartments. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A longitudinal case series of 83 consecutive patients operated between January 2012 and April 2014 in four tertiary centers by 8 surgeons. Potential complications have been reported. The satisfaction of patients was conducted at 6 weeks post-procedure...
May 23, 2017: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549629/testicular-tumors-of-adrenogenital-syndrome-from-physiopathology-to-therapy
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Sahbi Naouar, Salem Braiek, Rafik El Kamel
Testicular tumor of adrenogenital syndrome is a rare and benign anomaly usually presenting as bilateral testicular masses. It is the most important cause of infertility in adult male congenital adrenal hyperplasia. Distinction between testicular tumors of adrenogenital syndrome and Leydig cell tumors can be problematic; it is based on clinical, histopathologic, immunohistochemical and endocrine features. Biopsy is advised in cases of longstanding tumors in infertile patients and when surgery is indicated. Fertility preservation is a key management goal in testicular tumor of adrenogenital syndrome...
May 23, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549477/surgical-and-survival-outcomes-of-lung-cancer-patients-with-intratumoral-lung-abscesses
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Keiji Yamanashi, Norihito Okumura, Ayuko Takahashi, Takashi Nakashima, Tomoaki Matsuoka
BACKGROUND: Intratumoral lung abscess is a secondary lung abscess that is considered to be fatal. Therefore, surgical procedures, although high-risk, have sometimes been performed for intratumoral lung abscesses. However, no studies have examined the surgical outcomes of non-small cell lung cancer patients with intratumoral lung abscesses. The aim of this study was to investigate the surgical and survival outcomes of non-small cell lung cancer patients with intratumoral lung abscesses...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549034/mantle-cell-lymphoma-with-hodgkin-and-reed-sternberg-cells-review-with-illustrative-case
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Steven Kramer, Guldeep Uppal, Zi-Xuan Wang, Jerald Z Gong
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma may occasionally contain large transformed cells resembling Hodgkin and Reed-Sternberg cells (HRS cells). We report a 63-year-old man with HRS cells in a recurrent mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). The patient initially presented with orbital MCL and recurred after 8 years with widespread involvement. The HRS cells were present in the recurrent disease but not in the initial orbital lesions, suggesting a transformed event after a prolonged disease course. Morphologically, the HRS cells were single cells and small clusters among the MCL cells and were frequently accompanied by histiocytes but without eosinophils or other inflammatory cells...
May 25, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548995/invasive-fungal-infections-following-liver-transplantation
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Rachel Hogen, Kiran Dhanireddy
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The review outlines the microbiology, presentation, prophylactic strategies, resistance patterns, and consequences of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) in orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) recipients. RECENT FINDINGS: There has been an increase in the proportion of non-albicans Candida causing IFIs. The biomarkers galactomannan and β-D-glucan should not be routinely used in the diagnosis of IFIs in OLT recipients due to their limited accuracy...
May 25, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548646/prevalence-and-the-risk-factors-for-visual-impairment-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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S Srinivasan, G Swaminathan, V Kulothungan, R Raman, T Sharma
PurposeTo characterize the type, and the causes of visual impairment (VI) in various stages of early and late age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and the factors associated with visual impairment in subjects with AMDMethods6617 subjects ≥60 years were enumerated; 5495 (83.04%) participated in eye examination. Of which, 4791 subjects had gradable fundus images. AMD was graded per International ARM Epidemiological Study Group. Subjects underwent detailed ophthalmic exam. VI was defined per the WHO classification...
May 26, 2017: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548619/stages-of-change-model-has-limited-value-in-explaining-the-change-in-use-of-cannabis-among-adolescent-participants-in-an-efficacious-motivational-interviewing-intervention
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Hans B Dupont, Math J J M Candel, Paul Lemmens, Charles D Kaplan, Dike van de Mheen, Nanne K De Vries
Previously, a Dutch randomized controlled trial evaluating an intervention aimed at changing adolescents' cannabis use, called Moti-4, has shown its efficacy. A secondary analysis of the Moti-4 data investigated the process of change specified by the Stage of Change (SOC) model in cannabis use during the trial. Seventy-one Moti-4 participants and 60 controls were recruited for the study with a pre-test, post-test (T1), and six-month follow-up (T2). All participants showed signs of problematic cannabis use. No contribution of the Moti-4 intervention to a change in SOC between T1 and T2 was found...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548481/isolation-of-phenotypically-distinct-cancer-cells-using-nanoparticle-mediated-sorting
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Brenda Green, Leyla Kermanshah, Mahmoud Labib, Sharif Ahmed, Pamuditha Silva, Laili Mahmoudian, I-Hsin Chang, Reza M Mohamadi, Jonathan V Rocheleau, Shana O Kelley
Isolating subpopulations of heterogeneous cancer cells is an important capability for the meaningful characterization of circulating tumor cells at different stages of tumor progression and during epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT). Here, we describe a two-dimensional separation approach that yields phenotypically-distinct subpopulations of cancer cells. Magnetic nanoparticles coated with antibodies against the epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM) are used to enrich cancer cells in a microfluidic platform...
May 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548465/assessment-of-infantile-hemangiomas-using-a-handheld-wireless-diffuse-optical-spectroscopic-device
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Christopher J Fong, Maria C Garzon, Jennifer W Hoi, Hyun K Kim, Christine T Lauren, Kimberly Morel, Lauren Geller, Nina Antonov, Nicole Weitz, June Wu, Andreas H Hielscher
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Infantile hemangiomas (IHs) are vascular tumors with the potential for significant morbidity. There is a lack of validated objective tools to assess IH severity and response to treatment. Diffuse optical spectroscopy (DOS), a noninvasive, nonionizing imaging modality, can measure total hemoglobin concentration and hemoglobin oxygen saturation in tissue to assess IH vascularity and response to treatment. Our objective was to evaluate the utility of a wireless, handheld DOS system to assess IH characteristics at selected points during their clinical course...
May 26, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
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