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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221896/correlative-imaging-reveals-physiochemical-heterogeneity-of-microcalcifications-in-human-breast-carcinomas
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Jennie A M R Kunitake, Siyoung Choi, Kayla X Nguyen, Meredith M Lee, Frank He, Daniel Sudilovsky, Patrick G Morris, Maxine S Jochelson, Clifford A Hudis, David A Muller, Peter Fratzl, Claudia Fischbach, Admir Masic, Lara A Estroff
Microcalcifications (MCs) are routinely used to detect breast cancer in mammography. Little is known, however, about their materials properties and associated organic matrix, or their correlation to breast cancer prognosis. We combine histopathology, Raman microscopy, and electron microscopy to image MCs within snap-frozen human breast tissue and generate micron-scale resolution correlative maps of crystalline phase, trace metals, particle morphology, and organic matrix chemical signatures within high grade ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) and invasive cancer...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218382/restrictive-pulmonary-dysfunction-is-associated-with-vertebral-fractures-and-bone-loss-in-elderly-postmenopausal-women
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R Watanabe, M Shiraki, M Saito, R Okazaki, D Inoue
Association between lung function and bone metabolism remains controversial. We found that impaired lung function was associated with vertebral fractures and bone loss in Japanese postmenopausal women. While vertebral deformities would impair lung function, respiratory dysfunction might in turn increase fracture risk, suggesting a complex bidirectional interaction. INTRODUCTION: Association between bone metabolism and pulmonary function in the general population is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate relationship between lung and bone parameters in elderly postmenopausal women...
December 7, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216909/which-measuring-site-in-ankylosing-spondylitis-is-best-to-detect-bone-loss-and-what-predicts-the-decline-results-from-a-5-year-prospective-study
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Anna Deminger, Eva Klingberg, Mattias Lorentzon, Mats Geijer, Jan Göthlin, Martin Hedberg, Eva Rehnberg, Hans Carlsten, Lennart T Jacobsson, Helena Forsblad-d'Elia
BACKGROUND: Studies have shown increased prevalence of osteoporosis and increased risk for vertebral fractures in patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). Measurements of bone mineral density (BMD) in the lumbar spine anterior-posterior (AP) projection may be difficult to interpret due to the ligamentous calcifications, and the lateral projection might be a better measuring site. Our objectives were to investigate BMD changes after 5 years at different measuring sites in patients with AS and to evaluate disease-related variables and medications as predictors for BMD changes...
December 8, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211283/systemic-effect-of-mineral-aggregate-based-cements-histopathological-analysis-in-rats
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Lucas da Fonseca Roberti Garcia, Claudia Huck, Fernando Augusto Cintra Magalhães, Pedro Paulo Chaves de Souza, Carlos Alberto de Souza Costa
OBJECTIVE: Several studies reported the local tissue reaction caused by mineral aggregate-based cements. However, few studies have investigated the systemic effects promoted by these cements on liver and kidney when directly applied to connective tissue. The purpose of this in vivo study was to investigate the systemic effect of mineral aggregate-based cements on the livers and kidneys of rats. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Samples of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) and a calcium aluminate-based cement (EndoBinder) containing different radiopacifiers were implanted into the dorsum of 40 rats...
November 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196083/the-good-and-the-bad-about-the-2017-american-college-of-physicians-osteoporosis-guidelines
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Violet Lagari, Tara Gavcovich, Silvina Levis
PURPOSE: The American College of Physicians (ACP) published a set of guidelines on how to prevent fractures in men and women with low bone density or osteoporosis. As the population ages, the overall risk of fractures increases, thus burdening the health care system. These guidelines review current evidence for osteoporosis management, providing an update to the previous 2008 ACP's guidelines. METHODS: The ACP put forth 6 recommendations addressing the complexities in osteoporosis management based on evidence available through October 2016 with a focus on bisphosphonates, calcium, vitamin D, and estrogen...
November 28, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182917/natural-radioactivity-in-soils-of-the-state-of-rio-de-janeiro-brazil-radiological-characterization-and-relationships-to-geological-formation-soil-types-and-soil-properties
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F C A Ribeiro, J I R Silva, E S A Lima, N M B do Amaral Sobrinho, D V Perez, D C Lauria
Located in the south-western part of Brazil, the state of Rio de Janeiro is geotectonically contained within a complex structural province that resulted in the amalgamation of the Western Gondwana Paleocontinent. To undertake an extensive radiological characterization of this complex geological province and investigate the influence of bedrock, soil type and soil chemical-physical characteristics on natural radionuclide levels in soils, 259 surface soil samples were collected that encompassed the main soil types and geological formations throughout the state...
November 25, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179355/use-of-vital-pulp-therapies-in-primary-teeth-with-deep-caries-lesions
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PURPOSE: This manuscript presents evidence-based guidance on the use of vital pulp therapies for treatment of deep caries lesions in children. A guideline panel convened by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry formulated evidence-based recommendations on three vital pulp therapies: indirect pulp treatment (IPT; also known as indirect pulp cap), direct pulp cap (DPC), and pulpotomy. METHODS: The basis of the guideline's recommendations was evidence from "Primary Tooth Vital Pulp Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168569/point-of-use-fortification-of-foods-with-micronutrient-powders-containing-iron-in-children-of-preschool-and-school-age
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Luz Maria De-Regil, Maria Elena D Jefferds, Juan Pablo Peña-Rosas
BACKGROUND: Approximately 600 million children of preschool and school age are anaemic worldwide. It is estimated that at least half of the cases are due to iron deficiency. Point-of-use fortification of foods with micronutrient powders (MNP) has been proposed as a feasible intervention to prevent and treat anaemia. It refers to the addition of iron alone or in combination with other vitamins and minerals in powder form, to energy-containing foods (excluding beverages) at home or in any other place where meals are to be consumed...
November 23, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167970/independent-association-of-bone-mineral-density-and-trabecular-bone-score-to-vertebral-fracture-in-male-subjects-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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R Watanabe, N Tai, J Hirano, Y Ban, D Inoue, R Okazaki
Osteoporosis is a major comorbidity of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but the mechanism of bone fragility is unknown. We demonstrated that trabecular bone score, a parameter of bone quality, was associated with systemic inflammation and was a significant determinant of vertebral fracture independent of bone mineral density. INTRODUCTION: COPD is a major cause of secondary osteoporosis. However, the mechanism of bone fragility is unclear. We previously reported that vertebral fracture was highly prevalent in male COPD patients...
November 22, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163638/network-analysis-reveals-putative-genes-affecting-meat-quality-in-angus-cattle
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Raluca G Mateescu, Dorian J Garrick, James M Reecy
Improvements in eating satisfaction will benefit consumers and should increase beef demand which is of interest to the beef industry. Tenderness, juiciness, and flavor are major determinants of the palatability of beef and are often used to reflect eating satisfaction. Carcass qualities are used as indicator traits for meat quality, with higher quality grade carcasses expected to relate to more tender and palatable meat. However, meat quality is a complex concept determined by many component traits making interpretation of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) on any one component challenging to interpret...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150107/pre-sarcopenia-and-bone-mineral-density-in-adults-submitted-to-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Cristiane Pavan Pereira, Denise Johnsson Campos Amaral, Vaneuza Araujo Moreira Funke, Victória Zeghbi Cochenski Borba
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of pre-sarcopenia and bone mineral density after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. METHODS: The study group consisted of over 18-year-old patients who had been submitted to allogeneic transplantation at least one year previously. Patients and healthy controls were matched by sex, ethnic background, age, and body mass index. Body composition and bone mineral density were measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Hematologia e Hemoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147753/defective-wnt-signaling-associates-with-bone-marrow-fibrosis-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study-in-a-family-with-wnt1-osteoporosis
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R E Mäkitie, R Niinimäki, S Kakko, T Honkanen, P E Kovanen, O Mäkitie
This study explores bone marrow function in patients with defective WNT1 signaling. Bone marrow samples showed increased reticulin and altered granulopoiesis while overall hematopoiesis was normal. Findings did not associate with severity of osteoporosis. These observations provide new insight into the role of WNT signaling in bone marrow homeostasis. INTRODUCTION: WNT signaling regulates bone homeostasis and survival and self-renewal of hematopoietic stem cells. Aberrant activation may lead to osteoporosis and bone marrow pathology...
November 16, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140269/the-prevalence-of-dietary-supplement-use-among-college-students-a-nationwide-survey-in-japan
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Etsuko Kobayashi, Yoko Sato, Keizo Umegaki, Tsuyoshi Chiba
To clarify the prevalence of dietary supplement use among college students, we conducted Internet-based nationwide questionnaire surveys with 157,595 Japanese college students aged between 18 to 24 years old who were registrants of Macromill Inc. (Tokyo, Japan). Among the 9066 respondents (response rate 5.8%), 16.8% were currently using dietary supplements. The prevalence of dietary supplement use did not differ significantly between males (17.1%) and females (16.7%). However, it increased according to their grade (13...
November 15, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131675/dedifferentiated-chondrosarcoma-in-the-dog-and-cat-a-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Arathi Vinayak, Deanna R Worley, Stephen J Withrow, Dustin S Adams, Barbara E Powers
This retrospective case series describes seven dogs and one cat diagnosed with dedifferentiated chondrosarcoma, an uncommon, aggressive variant of chondrosarcoma. The purpose of the study is to describe clinical, imaging, and histopathological findings of this tumor. Medical records and the diagnostic laboratory database at Colorado State University from 2000 to 2015 were reviewed and complete medical records were available for the eight animals in this report. Similar to what has been reported in people, poor long-term survival and high metastatic rate, particularly to the lungs, was observed in our case series...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118626/abyssal-fauna-of-the-uk-1-polymetallic-nodule-exploration-area-clarion-clipperton-zone-central-pacific-ocean-mollusca
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Helena Wiklund, John D Taylor, Thomas G Dahlgren, Christiane Todt, Chiho Ikebe, Muriel Rabone, Adrian G Glover
We present the first DNA taxonomy publication on abyssal Mollusca from the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ), central Pacific ocean, using material collected as part of the Abyssal Baseline (ABYSSLINE) environmental survey cruise 'AB01' to the UK Seabed Resources Ltd (UKSRL) polymetallic-nodule exploration area 'UK-1' in the eastern CCZ. This is the third paper in a series to provide regional taxonomic data for a region that is undergoing intense deep-sea mineral exploration for high-grade polymetallic nodules...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116414/effect-of-denosumab-administration-on-low-bone-mineral-density-t-score-1-0-to-2-5-in-postmenopausal-japanese-women-receiving-adjuvant-aromatase-inhibitors-for-non-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Katsuhiko Nakatsukasa, Hiroshi Koyama, Yoshimi Ouchi, Kouichi Sakaguchi, Yoshifumi Fujita, Takayuki Matsuda, Makoto Kato, Eiichi Konishi, Tetsuya Taguchi
Although adjuvant aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy is widely used in postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, it is known to be associated with bone loss and increased fracture risk. Denosumab, a fully human monoclonal antibody against the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand, has been shown to protect against AI-induced bone loss. However, the efficacy of denosumab in the treatment of AI-associated bone loss has not been prospectively evaluated in Japan. We prospectively monitored bone mineral density (BMD) of the lumbar spine and bilateral femoral necks in 100 postmenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive postoperative breast cancer of clinical stage I-IIIA in whom treatment with AI as adjuvant endocrine therapy was planned or had been ongoing...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096714/isolation-and-prolonged-expansion-of-oral-mesenchymal-stem-cells-under-clinical-grade-gmp-compliant-conditions-differentially-affects-stemness-properties
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Athina Bakopoulou, Danae Apatzidou, Eleni Aggelidou, Evangelia Gousopoulou, Gabriele Leyhausen, Joachim Volk, Aristeidis Kritis, Petros Koidis, Werner Geurtsen
BACKGROUND: Development of clinical-grade cell preparations is central to meeting the regulatory requirements for cellular therapies under good manufacturing practice-compliant (cGMP) conditions. Since addition of animal serum in culture media may compromise safe and efficient expansion of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) for clinical use, this study aimed to investigate the potential of two serum/xeno-free, cGMP culture systems to maintain long-term "stemness" of oral MSCs (dental pulp stem cells (DPSCs) and alveolar bone marrow MSCs (aBMMSCs)), compared to conventional serum-based expansion...
November 2, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070150/use-of-vital-pulp-therapies-in-primary-teeth-with-deep-caries-lesions
#18
Vineet Dhar, Abdullah A Marghalani, Yasmi O Crystal, Ashok Kumar, Priyanshi Ritwik, Ozlem Tulunoglu, Laurel Graham
PURPOSE: This manuscript presents evidence-based guidance on the use of vital pulp therapies for treatment of deep caries lesions in children. A guideline panel convened by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry formulated evidence-based recommendations on three vital pulp therapies: indirect pulp treatment (IPT; also known as indirect pulp cap), direct pulp cap (DPC), and pulpotomy. METHODS: The basis of the guideline's recommendations was evidence from "Primary Tooth Vital Pulp Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040848/responses-of-microbial-community-to-ph-stress-in-bioleaching-of-low-grade-copper-sulfide
#19
Yuguang Wang, Kai Li, Xinhua Chen, Hongbo Zhou
The microbial diversity and dynamics in the leachates and on the ore surfaces of different depth of the column were analyzed during bioleaching of low grade copper sulfide at different pH, after inoculation with the same inoculum containing mesophiles and moderate thermophiles. The results indicate that low pH was beneficial to enhance copper extraction. The highest copper extraction (86%) was obtained when pH was controlled at 1.0-1.5. The microbial structures on the ore surfaces were independent of community structures in the leachate, even at the top portion of column...
October 7, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037743/the-effect-of-platelet-rich-fibrin-on-autologous-osteochondral-transplantation-an-in-vivo-porcine-model
#20
S Y Sheu, C H Wang, Y H Pao, Y T Fu, C H Liu, C H Yao, T F Kuo
BACKGROUND: This work aimed to evaluate the efficacy of cartilage transplantation to the medial femoral condyle±platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) augmentation in a porcine model. The hypothesis of the study was that PRF may act as a bioactive cell scaffold to fill defects and enhance cartilage regeneration. METHODS: Thirty-two knees of 16 miniature pigs were randomly assigned to four groups. The critical-size osteochondral defects (8x5mm) in femoral condyle of both knees were treated with one of the following: group 1-untreated controls; group 2-cartilage fragments alone; group 3-PRF alone; group 4-PRFT+cartilage fragments...
October 13, 2017: Knee
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