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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921044/non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-cause-or-effect-of-metabolic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Christoph Grander, Felix Grabherr, Alexander R Moschen, Herbert Tilg
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease throughout the world. Pathophysiological insights into this disease have recently illustrated that various factors such as insulin resistance, innate immunity, metabolic inflammation, and the microbiota are of relevance. NAFLD, metabolic syndrome (MS), and type 2 diabetes (T2D) share many pathophysiological aspects, and inflammatory processes in the adipose tissue, gut, and liver have evolved to be of exceptional importance. Most of NAFLD patients are obese and encounter a high risk of developing MS and T2D...
October 2016: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920558/monitoring-the-effects-of-doxorubicin-on-3d-spheroid-tumor-cells-in-real-time
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NamHuk Baek, Ok Won Seo, MinSung Kim, John Hulme, Seong Soo A An
Recently, increasing numbers of cell culture experiments with 3D spheroids presented better correlating results in vivo than traditional 2D cell culture systems. 3D spheroids could offer a simple and highly reproducible model that would exhibit many characteristics of natural tissue, such as the production of extracellular matrix. In this paper numerous cell lines were screened and selected depending on their ability to form and maintain a spherical shape. The effects of increasing concentrations of doxorubicin (DXR) on the integrity and viability of the selected spheroids were then measured at regular intervals and in real-time...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920535/prevalence-of-alcohol-use-disorders-and-associated-factors-among-people-with-epilepsy-attending-amanuel-mental-specialized-hospital-addis-ababa-ethiopia
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Tsegereda Waja, Jemal Ebrahim, Zegeye Yohannis, Asres Bedaso
INTRODUCTION: Alcohol use disorders represent one of the leading causes of preventable death, illness, and injury in many societies throughout the world. Heavy alcohol consumption has multiple negative consequences for people with epilepsy such as precipitation of seizure, exacerbation of seizure, poor seizure control, increased side effects of antiepileptic drugs, noncompliance to antiepileptic drugs, alcohol withdrawal seizures, long-term hospital admission, status epilepticus, sudden unexpected death, and premature mortality...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918697/psychosocial-and-friend-influences-on-objective-sedentary-behavior-and-screen-time-a-mixed-methods-analysis
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Jeanette M Garcia, Alen Agaronov, John R Sirard, Diane Whaley, David J Rice, Arthur Weltman
BACKGROUND: Sedentary behavior (SB) increases throughout adolescence, and is associated with adverse health outcomes. PURPOSE: Examine psychosocial and friend influences on SB and screen time in adolescents using a mixed-methods design. METHODS: 108 middle and high school students wore accelerometers to measure objective SB, completed screen time and psychosocial questionnaires, and nominated friends to complete activity questionnaires. Focus groups centered around influences on SB behavior...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911380/method-for-identifying-small-molecule-inhibitors-of-the-protein-protein-interaction-between-hcn1-and-trip8b
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Ye Han, Kyle A Lyman, Matt Clutter, Gary E Schiltz, Quratul-Ain Ismail, Xiangying Cheng, Chi-Hao Luan, Dane M Chetkovich
Hyperpolarization-activated cyclic nucleotide-gated (HCN) channels are expressed ubiquitously throughout the brain, where they function to regulate the excitability of neurons. The subcellular distribution of these channels in pyramidal neurons of hippocampal area CA1 is regulated by tetratricopeptide repeat-containing Rab8b interacting protein (TRIP8b), an auxiliary subunit. Genetic knockout of HCN pore forming subunits or TRIP8b, both lead to an increase in antidepressant-like behavior, suggesting that limiting the function of HCN channels may be useful as a treatment for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902427/phenotypic-and-genetic-characterization-of-multi-drug-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-the-tropics-of-southeast-asia
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Siti Norayuni Mohd Zulkeflle, Yus Amira Yusaimi, Norio Sugiura, Koji Iwamoto, Masafumi Goto, Motoo Utsumi, Nor'azizi Bin Othman, Zuriati Zakaria, Hirofumi Hara
Antibiotic resistance has become a major public health problem throughout the world. The presence of antibiotic resistant bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) and antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in hospital wastewater is cause for great concern today. In this study, 276 S. aureus isolates were recovered from hospital wastewater samples in Malaysia. All of the isolates were screened for susceptibility to nine different classes of antibiotics: ampicillin (AMP), ciprofloxacin (CFX), gentamicin (GMN), kanamycin (KMN), erythromycin (ERM), vancomycin (VAN), trimetoprim and sulfamethaxazole (TM-SMZ), chloramphenicol (CMP), tetracycline (TET), and nalidixic acid (NAL)...
November 3, 2016: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880032/zeolite-based-dry-formulations-for-conservation-and-practical-application-of-paraburkholderia-phytofirmans-psjn
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Teresa Berninger, Birgit Mitter, Claudia Preininger
AIM: Producing dry, zeolite-based granular and powder inoculants of the Gram negative, plant growth-promoting bacterium Paraburkholderia phytofirmans PsJN. Key aspects were maintenance of cell viability during desiccation and throughout storage at ambient conditions. METHODS AND RESULTS: 20 additives and exopolysaccharide (EPS) produced by PsJN were screened for conserving cell viability of PsJN in air drying and lyophilization. Suitable combinations (e.g. skimmed milk + air drying) increased survival of PsJN up to 100,000-fold and maintained it for > seven months...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879969/factors-associated-with-choice-of-approach-for-group-b-streptococcus-screening
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H Sefty, A Klivitsky, M Bromberg, R Dichtiar, M Ben Ami, T Shohat, A Glatman-Freedman
BACKGROUND: The crude rate of early-onset Group B streptococcus disease (EOGBS) in Israel has been consistently under 0.5 for 1000 live births for the past 8 years. The Israeli Ministry of Health has adapted the risk factor based approach for preventing EOGBS and universal bacteriological screening for GBS is not recommended. In spite of this policy, there are indications that many pregnant women in Israel undergo bacteriological screening for GBS. The objective of this study is to assess the rate and characteristics of pregnant women who undergo screening for group B streptococcus (GBS) colonization in Israel...
2016: Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875542/educational-outreach-with-an-integrated-clinical-tool-for-nurse-led-non-communicable-chronic-disease-management-in-primary-care-in-south-africa-a-pragmatic-cluster-randomised-controlled-trial
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Lara R Fairall, Naomi Folb, Venessa Timmerman, Carl Lombard, Krisela Steyn, Max O Bachmann, Eric D Bateman, Crick Lund, Ruth Cornick, Gill Faris, Thomas Gaziano, Daniella Georgeu-Pepper, Merrick Zwarenstein, Naomi S Levitt
BACKGROUND: In many low-income countries, care for patients with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and mental health conditions is provided by nurses. The benefits of nurse substitution and supplementation in NCD care in high-income settings are well recognised, but evidence from low- and middle-income countries is limited. Primary Care 101 (PC101) is a programme designed to support and expand nurses' role in NCD care, comprising educational outreach to nurses and a clinical management tool with enhanced prescribing provisions...
November 2016: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871235/development-of-the-interrai-home-care-frailty-scale
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John N Morris, Elizabeth P Howard, Knight R Steel
BACKGROUND: The concept of frailty, a relative state of weakness reflecting multiple functional and health domains, continues to receive attention within the geriatrics field. It offers a summary of key personal characteristics, providing perspective on an individual's life course. There have been multiple attempts to measure frailty, some focusing on physiologic losses, others on specific diseases, disabilities or health deficits. Recently, multidimensional approaches to measuring frailty have included cognition, mood and social components...
November 21, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861465/universal-newborn-hearing-screening-methods-and-results-obstacles-and-benefits-newborn-hearing-screening
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Katarzyna E Wroblewska-Seniuk, Piotr Dabrowski, Witold Szyfter, Jan Mazela
The incidence of sensorineural hearing loss ranges from 1 to 3 per 1000 live births in term healthy neonates, and 2-4 per 100 in high-risk infants, a ten-fold increase. Early identification and intervention with hearing augmentation within 6 months yields optimal effect. If undetected and without treatment, significant hearing impairment may negatively impact speech development and lead to disorders in psychological and mental behaviors.Hearing screening programs in newborns enable detection of hearing impairment in the first days after birth...
November 18, 2016: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846239/high-throughput-accurate-single-cell-screening-of-euglena-gracilis-with-fluorescence-assisted-optofluidic-time-stretch-microscopy
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Baoshan Guo, Cheng Lei, Takuro Ito, Yiyue Jiang, Yasuyuki Ozeki, Keisuke Goda
The development of reliable, sustainable, and economical sources of alternative fuels is an important, but challenging goal for the world. As an alternative to liquid fossil fuels, algal biofuel is expected to play a key role in alleviating global warming since algae absorb atmospheric CO2 via photosynthesis. Among various algae for fuel production, Euglena gracilis is an attractive microalgal species as it is known to produce wax ester (good for biodiesel and aviation fuel) within lipid droplets. To date, while there exist many techniques for inducing microalgal cells to produce and accumulate lipid with high efficiency, few analytical methods are available for characterizing a population of such lipid-accumulated microalgae including E...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836668/a-genome-wide-analysis-of-simple-sequence-repeats-in-apis-cerana-and-its-development-as-polymorphism-markers
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Lu Liu, Mingzhu Qin, Lin Yang, Zhenzhen Song, Li Luo, Hongyin Bao, Zhenggang Ma, Zeyang Zhou, Jinshan Xu
The Asian honeybee (Apis cerana) is an important indigenous species that play an indispensable role in the ecological balance and biological diversity. Few studies have been conducted to characterize the simple sequence repeats (SSRs) derived from A. cerana, so, in this study, a genome-wide screening for SSRs were firstly performed in the genome of A. cerana by comparison with that in west honeybee (Apis mellifera). There were 20,9991 SSRs distributed throughout the genome of A. cerana (Korea strain) and di-nucleotides were the most frequent SSR type...
November 9, 2016: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834213/high-density-array-cgh-with-targeted-ngs-unmask-multiple-noncontiguous-minute-deletions-on-chromosome-3p21-in-mesothelioma
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Yoshie Yoshikawa, Mitsuru Emi, Tomoko Hashimoto-Tamaoki, Masaki Ohmuraya, Ayuko Sato, Tohru Tsujimura, Seiki Hasegawa, Takashi Nakano, Masaki Nasu, Sandra Pastorino, Agata Szymiczek, Angela Bononi, Mika Tanji, Ian Pagano, Giovanni Gaudino, Andrea Napolitano, Chandra Goparaju, Harvey I Pass, Haining Yang, Michele Carbone
We used a custom-made comparative genomic hybridization array (aCGH; average probe interval 254 bp) to screen 33 malignant mesothelioma (MM) biopsies for somatic copy number loss throughout the 3p21 region (10.7 Mb) that harbors 251 genes, including BRCA1 (breast cancer 1)-associated protein 1 (BAP1), the most commonly mutated gene in MM. We identified frequent minute biallelic deletions (<3 kb) in 46 of 251 genes: four were cancer-associated genes: SETD2 (SET domain-containing protein 2) (7 of 33), BAP1 (8 of 33), PBRM1 (polybromo 1) (3 of 33), and SMARCC1 (switch/sucrose nonfermentable- SWI/SNF-related, matrix-associated, actin-dependent regulator of chromatin, subfamily c, member 1) (2 of 33)...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821776/ligand-induced-and-small-molecule-control-of-substrate-loading-in-a-hexameric-helicase
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Michael R Lawson, Kevin Dyer, James M Berger
Processive, ring-shaped protein and nucleic acid protein translocases control essential biochemical processes throughout biology and are considered high-prospect therapeutic targets. The Escherichia coli Rho factor is an exemplar hexameric RNA translocase that terminates transcription in bacteria. As with many ring-shaped motor proteins, Rho activity is modulated by a variety of poorly understood mechanisms, including small-molecule therapeutics, protein-protein interactions, and the sequence of its translocation substrate...
November 29, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804209/national-registry-of-hemoglobinopathies-in-spain-rephem
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Elena Cela, José M Bellón, María de la Cruz, Cristina Beléndez, Rubén Berrueco, Anna Ruiz, Izaskun Elorza, Cristina Díaz de Heredia, Aurea Cervera, Griselda Vallés, J Antonio Salinas, M Teresa Coll, Mar Bermúdez, Marta Prudencio, Bienvenida Argilés, Cruz Vecilla
BACKGROUND: Although highly prevalent throughout the world, the accurate prevalence of hemoglobinopathies in Spain is unknown. PROCEDURE: This study presents data on the national registry of hemoglobinopathies of patients with thalassemia major (TM), thalassemia intermedia (TI), and sickle cell disease (SCD) in Spain created in 2014. Fifty centers reported cases retrospectively. Data were registered from neonatal screening or from the first contact at diagnosis until last follow-up or death...
November 2, 2016: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802153/expert-opinions-and-scientific-evidence-for-colonoscopy-key-performance-indicators
#17
REVIEW
Colin J Rees, Roisin Bevan, Katharina Zimmermann-Fraedrich, Matthew D Rutter, Douglas Rex, Evelien Dekker, Thierry Ponchon, Michael Bretthauer, Jaroslaw Regula, Brian Saunders, Cesare Hassan, Michael J Bourke, Thomas Rösch
Colonoscopy is a widely performed procedure with procedural volumes increasing annually throughout the world. Many procedures are now performed as part of colorectal cancer screening programmes. Colonoscopy should be of high quality and measures of this quality should be evidence based. New UK key performance indicators and quality assurance standards have been developed by a working group with consensus agreement on each standard reached. This paper reviews the scientific basis for each of the quality measures published in the UK standards...
October 8, 2016: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800645/serial-haemodynamic-monitoring-to-guide-treatment-of-maternal-hypertension-leads-to-a-reduction-in-severe-hypertension-rates
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Daniel Stott, Ioannis Papastefanou, Daniela Paraschiv, Katherine Clark, Nikos A Kametas
OBJECTIVE: Firstly, to examine if treatment for hypertension in pregnancy guided by the serial assessment of maternal central haemodynamics leads to a reduction in the rates of severe hypertension, defined as blood pressure greater than or equal to 160/110mmHg. Secondly, to assess the distinct longitudinal haemodynamic profiles associated with either beta-blocker monotherapy, vasodilator monotherapy, or dual agent therapy, and their relationship with outcomes including fetal growth restriction...
October 31, 2016: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799747/reaching-women-in-the-peruvian-andes-through-cervical-cancer-screening-campaigns-assessing-attitudes-of-stakeholders-and-patients
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John S Luque, Jonathan N Maupin, Daron G Ferris, Wendy S Guevara Condorhuaman
BACKGROUND: Peru is characterized by high cervical cancer incidence and mortality rates. The country also experiences significant gaps in quality cervical cancer screening coverage for the population. OBJECTIVE: This descriptive mixed methods study conducted in Cusco, Peru, aimed to assess the attitudes and perceptions of medical staff, health care workers, and patients toward a cervical cancer screening program that included both clinic-based and community outreach services conducted by a nongovernmental organization clinic (CerviCusco)...
2016: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797851/identification-of-novel-genes-and-networks-governing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-development
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Tianxu Han, Chao-Shun Yang, Kung-Yen Chang, Danhua Zhang, Farhad B Imam, Tariq M Rana
Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) are capable of giving rise to all blood cell lineages throughout adulthood, and the generation of engraftable HSCs from human pluripotent stem cells is a major goal for regenerative medicine. Here, we describe a functional genome-wide RNAi screen to identify genes required for the differentiation of embryonic stem cell (ESC) into hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells (HSPCs) in vitro We report the discovery of novel genes important for the endothelial-to-hematopoietic transition and subsequently for HSPC specification...
December 2016: EMBO Reports
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