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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900151/can-the-otago-falls-prevention-program-be-delivered-by-video-a-feasibility-study
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Jennifer C Davis, Chun Liang Hsu, Winnie Cheung, Penny M A Brasher, Linda C Li, Karim M Khan, Jonathan Sykes, Dawn A Skelton, Teresa Liu-Ambrose
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the feasibility of delivering the Otago Exercise Programme (OEP) via an interactive DVD (ie, OEP-DVD) in combination with monthly physical therapist phone calls to older adults. DESIGN: This pre-post (baseline and 6-month follow-up) study included an intervention group (n=61) based in a rural location and a control group (n=21) based in a city. SETTING: Sechelt and Vancouver, British Columbia. PARTICIPANTS: 82 community-dwelling adults ≥75 years...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900150/sex-differences-in-the-effects-of-12%C3%A2-weeks-sprint-interval-training-on-body-fat-mass-and-the-rates-of-fatty-acid-oxidation-and-vo2max-during-exercise
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Liam Bagley, Mark Slevin, Steven Bradburn, Donghui Liu, Chris Murgatroyd, George Morrissey, Michael Carroll, Mathew Piasecki, William S Gilmore, Jamie S McPhee
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to examine whether very short duration, very high intensity sprint interval training (SIT) leads to loss of body fat mass in association with improvements to VO2max and fatty acid oxidation, and to assess the extent of sex dimorphism in these physiological responses. METHODS: A total of 24 men and 17 women (mean (SEM) age: 39 (±2) years; body mass index 24.6 (0.6)) completed measurements of the maximal rate of oxygen uptake (VO2max) and fatty acid oxidation (FATmax)...
2016: BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899395/functional-definition-of-progenitors-versus-mature-endothelial-cells-reveals-key-soxf-dependent-differentiation-process
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Jatin Patel, Elke J Seppanen, Mathieu P Rodero, Ho Yi Wong, Prudence Donovan, Zoltan Neufeld, Nicholas M Fisk, Mathias François, Kiarash Khosrotehrani
BACKGROUND: -During adult life, blood vessel formation is thought to occur via angiogenic processes involving branching from existing vessels. An alternate proposal suggests that neo-vessels form from endothelial progenitors able to assemble the intimal layers. We here aimed to define vessel-resident endothelial progenitors in vivo in a variety of tissues in physiological and pathological situations such as normal aorta, lungs, as well as wound healing, tumors and placenta. METHODS: -Based on protein expression levels of common endothelial markers using flow cytometry, three sub-populations of endothelial cells could be identified among VE-Cadherin+ and CD45- cells...
November 29, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898071/are-adolescents-more-vulnerable-to-the-harmful-effects-of-cannabis-than-adults-a-placebo-controlled-study-in-human-males
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C Mokrysz, T P Freeman, S Korkki, K Griffiths, H V Curran
Preclinical research demonstrates that cannabinoids have differing effects in adolescent and adult animals. Whether these findings translate to humans has not yet been investigated. Here we believe we conducted the first study to compare the acute effects of cannabis in human adolescent (n=20; 16-17 years old) and adult (n=20; 24-28 years old) male cannabis users, in a placebo-controlled, double-blind cross-over design. After inhaling vaporized active or placebo cannabis, participants completed tasks assessing spatial working memory, episodic memory and response inhibition, alongside measures of blood pressure and heart rate, psychotomimetic symptoms and subjective drug effects (for example, 'stoned', 'want to have cannabis')...
November 29, 2016: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884973/the-emerging-role-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibition-in-malignant-lymphoma
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Ida Hude, Stephanie Sasse, Andreas Engert, Paul J Bröckelmann
To evade elimination by the host immune system, tumor cells commonly exploit physiological immune checkpoint pathways, restraining efficient anti-tumor immune cell function. Growing understanding of the complex dialog between tumor cells and their microenvironment contributed to the development of immune checkpoint inhibitors. This innovative strategy has demonstrated paradigm-shifting clinical activity in various malignancies. Antibodies targeting programmed death 1 and cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein-4 are also being investigated in lymphoid malignancies with varying levels of activity and a favorable toxicity profile...
November 24, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880808/natural-schistosoma-mansoni-infection-in-the-wild-reservoir-nectomys-squamipes-leads-to-excessive-lipid-droplet-accumulation-in-hepatocytes-in-the-absence-of-liver-functional-impairment
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Kátia B Amaral, Thiago P Silva, Kássia K Malta, Lívia A S Carmo, Felipe F Dias, Mariana R Almeida, Gustavo F S Andrade, Jefferson S Martins, Roberto R Pinho, Sócrates F Costa-Neto, Rosana Gentile, Rossana C N Melo
Schistosomiasis is a neglected tropical disease of a significant public health impact. The water rat Nectomys squamipes is one of the most important non-human hosts in the schistosomiasis mansoni transmission in Brazil, being considered a wild reservoir. Cellular mechanisms that contribute to the physiological adaptation of this rodent to the Schistosoma mansoni parasite are poorly understood. Here we identified, for the first time, that a hepatic steatosis, a condition characterized by excessive lipid accumulation with formation of lipid droplets (LDs) within hepatocytes, occurs in response to the natural S...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874176/effects-of-tai-chi-on-cognition-and-fall-risk-in-older-adults-with-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Somporn Sungkarat, Sirinun Boripuntakul, Nipon Chattipakorn, Kanokwan Watcharasaksilp, Stephen R Lord
OBJECTIVES: To examine whether combined center- and home-based Tai Chi training can improve cognitive ability and reduce physiological fall risk in older adults with amnestic mild cognitive impairment (a-MCI). DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Chiang Mai, Thailand. PARTICIPANTS: Adults aged 60 and older who met Petersen's criteria for multiple-domain a-MCI (N = 66). INTERVENTION: Three weeks center-based and 12 weeks home-based Tai Chi (50 minutes per session, 3 times per week)...
November 22, 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872146/organic-anion-transporter-2-oat2-an-enigmatic-human-solute-carrier
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Hong Shen, Yurong Lai, A David Rodrigues
As a member of the solute carrier 22A (SLC22A) family, OAT2 (SLC22A7) is emerging as an important drug transporter because of its expression in both the liver and kidney, two major eliminating organs, and its ability to transport not only a wide variety of xenobiotics, but also numerous physiologically important endogenous compounds, like creatinine and guanosine 3,5-cyclic monophosphate (cGMP). However, OAT2 has received relatively little attention when compared to other OATs and solute carriers (SLCs) like organic cation transporters, sodium-dependent taurocholate co-transporting polypeptide, multidrug and toxin extrusion proteins, and organic anion-transporting polypeptides...
November 21, 2016: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872122/polymyxin-b-immobilised-haemoperfusion-and-mortality-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis-septic-shock-a-protocol-for-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Tomoko Fujii, Riki Ganeko, Yuki Kataoka, Robin Featherstone, Sean M Bagshaw, Toshi A Furukawa
INTRODUCTION: Polymyxin-B immobilised haemoperfusion (PMX-HP) is a promising adjuvant strategy for the treatment of sepsis and septic shock. PMX-HP therapy works by clearing circulating endotoxin through binding to polymyxin-immobilised fibres during haemoperfusion. Small clinical trials have shown that PMX-HP therapy is associated with improved haemodynamic profile, oxygenation and survival. However, clear inferences have been largely inconclusive due to limitations in study design (eg, small, unblinded) and generalisability...
November 21, 2016: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868205/antioxidant-properties-and-global-metabolite-screening-of-the-probiotic-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-var-boulardii
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Suprama Datta, David J Timson, Uday S Annapure
BACKGROUND: Saccharomyces cerevisiae var. boulardii is the only yeast species with probiotic properties. It is considered to have therapeutic significance in gastro-intestinal disorders. In this paper, a comparative physiological study between this yeast and Saccharomyces cerevisiae (BY4742) was performed by evaluating two prominent traits of probiotic species, responses to different stress conditions and antioxidant capacity. A global metabolite profile was also developed in order to identify which therapeutically important secondary metabolites are produced...
November 21, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865610/assessment-of-bioequivalence-of-weak-base-formulations-under-various-dosing-conditions-using-physiologically-based-pharmacokinetic-simulations-in-virtual-populations-case-examples-ketoconazole-and-posaconazole
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Rodrigo Cristofoletti, Nikunjkumar Patel, Jennifer B Dressman
Postabsorptive factors which can affect systemic drug exposure are assumed to be dependent on the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API), and thus independent of formulation. In contrast, preabsorptive factors, for example, hypochlorhydria, might affect systemic exposure in both an API and a formulation-dependent way. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether the oral absorption of 2 poorly soluble, weakly basic APIs, ketoconazole (KETO) and posaconazole (POSA), would be equally sensitive to changes in dissolution rate under the following dosing conditions-coadministration with water, with food, with carbonated drinks, and in drug-induced hypochlorhydria...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862964/morphological-and-molecular-analyses-of-an-anatomical-novelty-the-pelvic-fin-filaments-of-the-south-american-lungfish
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Sergio Q Lima, Carinne M Costa, Chris T Amemiya, Igor Schneider
The pelvic fins of male South American lungfish, Lepidosiren paradoxa, are adorned with a distinctive array of filaments, which grow and become highly vascularized during the breeding season. The resemblance between these pelvic fin filaments (PFFs) and external gills of other vertebrates suggested that this gill-like structure was used for physiological gas exchange. It has been proposed that the unique pelvic fin of male L. paradoxa is used for release of oxygen from its blood into the environment in order to aerate its nesting brood, or, conversely, as an auxiliary respiratory organ by absorbing oxygen from the environment into its bloodstream...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27854379/longitudinal-maternal-haemodynamics-in-fetal-growth-restriction-in-pregnancies-at-high-risk-for-placental-insufficiency
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Daniel Stott, Papastefanou I, Daniela Paraschiv, Katherine Clark, Nikos A Kametas
OBJECTIVE: Fetal growth restriction is a powerful determinant of poor perinatal outcomes. Our previous work in pregnancies at high risk for the development of hypertension found that early in pregnancy maternal haemodynamics show impaired cardiovascular adaptation in gestations destined to deliver growth-restricted infants. In this study, we serially monitored maternal haemodynamics from the first through to the third trimester in a similar high-risk cohort, in order to determine if, in pregnancies complicated by growth-restriction, these distinct haemodynamic profiles found at presentation persisted throughout pregnancy...
October 31, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824942/identifying-maternal-constraints-on-fetal-growth-and-subsequent-perinatal-outcomes-using-a-multiple-embryo-implantation-model
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Nigel Pereira, Tyler Cozzubbo, Stephanie Cheung, Zev Rosenwaks, Gianpiero D Palermo, Queenie V Neri
INTRODUCTION: Although the majority of singleton births after in vitro fertilization (IVF) are uncomplicated, studies have suggested that IVF pregnancies may be independently associated with low birth weight (LBW), preterm birth (PTB), and perinatal mortality. These outcomes complicate multiple gestations as expected, but have also been reported in singletons. A multiple embryo implantation model allows for assessment of the early in utero environment, and therefore, assessment of any maternal constraints on developing fetuses...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817108/effects-of-neonatal-methamphetamine-and-stress-on-brain-monoamines-and-corticosterone-in-preweanling-rats
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Sarah A Jablonski, Devon L Graham, Charles V Vorhees, Michael T Williams
Neonatal exposure to methamphetamine (MA) and developmental chronic stress significantly alter neurodevelopmental profiles that show a variety of long-term physiological and behavioral effects. In the current experiment, Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to one of two housing conditions along with MA. Rats were given 0 (saline), 5, or 7.5 mg/kg MA, four times per day from postnatal day (P)11 to 15 or P11 to 20. Half of the litters were reared in cages with standard bedding and half with no bedding. Separate litters were assessed at P15 or P20 for organ weights (adrenals, spleen, thymus); corticosterone; and monoamine assessments (dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine) and their metabolites within the neostriatum, hippocampus, and prefrontal cortex...
November 5, 2016: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27813674/induction-of-tissue-factor-pathway-inhibitor-2-by-hcg-regulates-periovulatory-gene-expression-and-plasmin-activity
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Muraly Puttabyatappa, Linah F Al-Alem, Farnosh Zakerkish, Katherine L Rosewell, Mats Brännström, Thomas E Curry
A key event during the process of ovulation is an increased proteolytic activity that aids in breakdown of the follicular wall to permit oocyte release. How the activity of these proteases is regulated is still not known. We hypothesize that Tissue Factor Pathway Inhibitor 2 (TFPI2), a matrix-associated Kunitz-type serine protease inhibitor, plays a role in regulating proteolytic activity during the periovulatory period as in other tissues. TFPI2 is secreted into the extracellular matrix (ECM) where it is postulated to regulate physiological ECM remodeling...
November 4, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809538/development-of-a-physiologically-relevant-population-pharmacokinetic-in-vitro-in-vivo-correlation-approach-for-designing-extended-release-oral-dosage-formulation
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Tae Hwan Kim, Soyoung Shin, Jürgen B Bulitta, Yu Seok Youn, Sun Dong Yoo, Beom Soo Shin
Establishing a level A in vitro-in vivo correlation (IVIVC) for a drug with complex absorption kinetics is challenging. The objective of the present study was to develop an IVIVC approach based on population pharmacokinetic (POP-PK) modeling that incorporated physiologically relevant absorption kinetics. To prepare three extended release (ER) tablets of loxoprofen, three types of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC 100, 4000, and 15000 cps) were used as drug release modifiers, while lactose and magnesium stearate were used as the diluent and lubricant, respectively...
November 3, 2016: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27808433/adaptation-of-exercise-induced-stress-in-well-trained-healthy-young-men
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Lonneke M JanssenDuijghuijsen, Jaap Keijer, Marco Mensink, Kaatje Lenaerts, Lars Ridder, Stefan Nierkens, Shirley W Kartaram, Martie C M Verschuren, Raymond H H Pieters, Richard Bas, Renger F Witkamp, Harry J Wichers, Klaske van Norren
Strenuous exercise induces different stress-related physiological changes, potentially including changes in intestinal barrier function. In the Protégé Study (ISRCTN14236739; www.isrctn.com) we determined the test-retest repeatability in responses to exercise in well-trained individuals. Eleven well-trained males (27 ± 4 years old) completed an exercise protocol that consisted of intensive cycling intervals, followed by an overnight fast and an additional 90 min cycling phase at 50% Wmax the next morning...
November 3, 2016: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793139/a-short-term-statin-treatment-changes-the-contractile-properties-of-fast-twitch-skeletal-muscles
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Antoine Boulanger Piette, Sébastien S Dufresne, Jérôme Frenette
BACKGROUND: Cumulative evidence indicates that statins induce myotoxicity. However, the lack of understanding of how statins affect skeletal muscles at the structural, functional, and physiological levels hampers proper healthcare management. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the early after-effects of lovastatin on the slow-twitch soleus (Sol) and fast-twitch extensor digitorum longus (EDL) muscles. METHODS: Adult C57BL/6 mice were orally administrated with placebo or lovastatin [50 mg/kg/d] for 28 days...
October 28, 2016: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780299/biochar-stimulated-plant-performance-is-strongly-linked-to-microbial-diversity-and-metabolic-potential-in-the-rhizosphere
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Max Kolton, Ellen R Graber, Ludmila Tsehansky, Yigal Elad, Eddie Cytryn
The 'biochar effect' depicts a phenomenon in which biochar soil amendment enhances plant performance by promoting growth and suppressing disease. Although this phenomenon has been observed in numerous studies, the mode of action that explains it is currently unknown. In order to elucidate mechanisms responsible for the 'biochar effect', we comprehensively monitored tomato plant development and resistance to the foliar fungal pathogen Botrytis cinerea, in biochar-amended and nonamended soils using native biochar and washed biochar, striped of labile chemical constituents...
October 25, 2016: New Phytologist
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