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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161808/renal-outcome-of-congenital-anomalies-of-the-kidney-and-urinary-tract-system-a-singe-center-retrospective-study
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Rahime Renda
BACKGROUND: Congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) have been defined in 20 to 50% of all fetal anomalies. The aim of this study was to determine the demographic and clinical characteristics of such patients, as well as to describe the outcome and risk factors that affect the prognosis. METHODS: The analysis investigated retrospective data from 303 patients diagnosed with CAKUT between January 2015 and April 2017. Demographic data, clinical history, diagnosis, investigations, disease outcomes, and treatment procedures were evaluated...
November 21, 2017: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161804/importance-of-biological-ultrafine-particles-in-indoor-dust-as-a-pathogenesis-of-chronic-inflammatory-lung-diseases
#2
Young-Koo Jee, Jinho Yang, Yoon-Keun Kim, You-Young Kim, Tae Soo Kang
The role of infectious agents in the etiology of inflammatory diseases once believed to be non-infectious is increasingly being recognized. Many bacterial components in the indoor dust can evoke inflammatory lung diseases. Bacteria secrete nanometer-sized vesicles into the extracellular milieu, so-called extracellular vesicles (EVs). which are pathophysiologically related to inflammatory diseases. Microbiota compositions in the indoor dust revealed the presence of both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria...
November 17, 2017: Environmental Health and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161800/present-status-and-perspectives-of-endosonography-2017-in-gastroenterology
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Michael Hocke, Barbara Braden, Christian Jenssen, Christoph F Dietrich
Endoscopic ultrasound has become an essential tool in modern gastroenterology and abdominal surgery. Compared with all other endoscopic methods, it has the most potential for innovation and its future looks bright. Thus, we compiled this summary of established and novel applications of endoscopic ultrasound methods to inform the reader about what is already possible and where future developments will lead in improving patient care further. This review is structured in four parts. The first section reports on developments in diagnostic endoscopic ultrasound, the second looks at semi-invasive endoscopic ultrasound, and the third discusses advances in therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound...
November 23, 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161795/superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-combined-with-renal-nutcracker-syndrome-in-a-young-male-a-case-report
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Myung Jin Oh
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is one of the rare causes of small bowel obstruction. It develops following a marked decrease in the angle between SMA and the abdominal aorta due to weight loss, anatomical anomalies, or following surgeries. Nutcracker syndrome in the left renal vein may also occur following a decrease in the aortomesenteric angle. Though SMA syndrome and renal nutcracker syndrome share the same pathogenesis, concurrent development has rarely been reported. Herein, we report a 23-year-old healthy male diagnosed with SMA syndrome and renal nutcracker syndrome due to severe weight reduction...
November 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161794/feasibility-of-temporary-pancreatic-stenting-after-early-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography-in-patients-with-acute-biliary-pancreatitis
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Jun Kyu Lee, Dong Kee Jang, Hyun Woo Kang, Sang Hyub Lee
Background/Aims: To assess the safety and effectiveness of temporary pancreatic stenting after early endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) in patients with acute biliary pancreatitis regardless of the severity or concomitant cholangitis. Methods: Temporary pancreatic stenting was performed in 79 patients with visualized pancreatic duct during ERCP. The outcomes of 64 patients with adequate pancreatic stenting (PS) and 15 patients with inadequate pancreatic stenting (no PS) were compared in this prospective, observational trial...
November 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161791/development-of-metachronous-tumors-after-endoscopic-resection-for-gastric-neoplasm-according-to-the-baseline-tumor-grade-at-a-health-checkup-center
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Goh Eun Chung, Su Jin Chung, Jong In Yang, Eun Hyo Jin, Min Jung Park, Sang Gyun Kim, Joo Sung Kim
Background/Aims: Endoscopic resection (ER) procedure has been performed widely to treat gastric neoplasms. Here, we compared the long-term prognosis based on the clinical features of three types of recurred gastric neoplasms after ER, including low-grade dysplasia (LGD), high-grade dysplasia (HGD), and early gastric carcinoma (EGC). Methods: Between 2003 and 2014, subjects who were diagnosed with gastric neoplasm during screening endoscopy were included. The baseline clinicopathologic and tumor recurrence were analyzed...
November 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161781/in-silico-docking-studies-of-lupeol-with-mapk-pathway-proteins-raf-1-mek-erk
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Mital H Bhatt, Chirag K Prajapati, M N Reddy
Lupeol, A triterpenoid found in variety of plants is reported to have beneficial medicinal effects on several ailments. Lupeol is also found to show inhibitory effect on proliferation of breast cancer cells. Metastasis is considered to be a major cause for worldwide deaths related to cancer. Ras related MAPK Signaling Pathway is one of the crucial pathways leading to metastasis. Lupeols binding possibility with Ras is already reported. In present study, Interaction between with downstream proteins of Ras- MAPK pathway, Raf ,MEK ,ERK1/2 and their corresponding domains are studied using STRING Database and their structures are retrieved in PDB Format...
November 2017: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161780/assessment-of-relationship-of-abo-blood-groups-among-tobacco-induced-oral-cancer-patients-of-kanpur-population-uttar-pradesh
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Gayathri Ramesh, Anuradha Katiyar, Amrita Raj, Amit Kumar, Ramesh Nagarajappa, Amit Pandey
Background: The possibility of association between ABO blood groups and malignancy was first discussed by Anderson DE & Haas C. The association between blood group and oral cancer is least explored and hence this study was undertaken to evaluate relationship of ABO blood groups with an increased risk for oral cancer. Materials and method: The present study was conducted at various cancer hospitals in Kanpur. The study samples comprised 100 oral cancer patients and 50 controls with tobacco chewing habit...
November 2017: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161775/the-influence-of-different-peptide-combinations-to-increase-the-immunogenicity-of-the-gonadotrophin-releasing-hormone-vaccine-for-prostate-cancer-treatment
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Franklin Fuentes Aguilar, Jesús Junco Barranco, Lesvia Calzada Aguilera, Eddy Bover Fuentes, Jose André Serradelo Leal, Eduardo Hernández López, Eulogio Pimentel Vázquez, Roberto Basulto Baker, Osvaldo Reyes Acosta, Hilda Garay Pérez, Gerardo Guillén Nieto
Purpose: Therapeutic vaccines, specifically the Gonadotrophin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) vaccine, are considered an additional therapeutic option for advanced stage prostate cancer. Our work showed amplification of the immune response when combining two peptides with and without the Very Small Size Proteoliposomes (VSSP). VSSP is a potent adjuvant for dendritic cells activation and Th1 differentiation. as enhanced immune response. Methods: The test was carried out in Copenhagen rats as animal model...
November 2017: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161772/microarray-analysis-of-gene-expression-in-the-cyclooxygenase-cox-knockout-mice-a-connection-to-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Ravneet Rai-Bhogal, Eizaaz Ahmad, Hongyan Li, Dorota A Crawford
The cellular and molecular events that take place during brain development play an important role in governing function of the mature brain. Lipid signalling molecules such as prostaglandin E2 (PGE2 ) play an important role in healthy brain development. Abnormalities along the COX/PGE2 signalling pathway due to genetic or environmental causes have been linked to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs). This study aims to evaluate the effect of altered COX/PGE2 signalling on development and function of the prenatal brain using male mice lacking cyclooxygenase-1 and -2 (COX-1(-/-) and COX-2(-/-) ) as potential model systems of ASD...
November 21, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161770/twin-models-of-environmental-and-genetic-influences-on-pubertal-development-salivary-testosterone-and-estradiol-in-adolescence
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Andrew D Grotzinger, Frank D Mann, Megan W Patterson, Kathrin Herzhoff, Jennifer L Tackett, Elliot M Tucker-Drob, K Paige Harden
OBJECTIVE: Research on sources of variation in adolescent's gonadal hormone levels is limited. We sought to decompose individual differences in adolescent testosterone, estradiol and pubertal status, into genetic and environmental components. DESIGN: A sample of male and female adolescent twins from the greater Austin and Houston areas provided salivary samples, with a subset of participants providing longitudinal data at two waves. PARTICIPANTS: The sample included 902 adolescent twins, 49% female, ages 13-20 years (M = 15...
November 21, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161764/mechanism-of-doxorubicin-cardiotoxicity-evaluated-by-integrating-multiple-molecular-effects-into-a-biophysical-model
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M Fernandez-Chas, M J Curtis, S A Niederer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Doxorubicin (DOX) is an effective cancer therapeutic agent but causes therapy-limiting cardiotoxicity. The effects of DOX and its metabolite doxorubicinol (DOXL) on individual channels have been well characterised in isolation. However, it is unknown how the action and interaction of affected channels combine to generate the phenotypic cardiotoxic outcome. We sought to develop an in silico model that links drug effects on channels to action potential duration (APD) and intracellular Ca(2+) concentration in order to address this gap in knowledge...
November 21, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161763/quantifying-the-relationship-between-inhibition-of-vegfr-2-drug-induced-blood-pressure-elevation-and-hypertension
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Teresa Collins, Kelly Gray, Michal Bista, Matt Skinner, Christopher Hardy, Haiyun Wang, Jerome T Mettetal, Alexander R Harmer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Several anti-angiogenic cancer drugs that inhibit VEGF receptor (VEGFR) signalling for efficacy are associated with a 15-60% incidence of hypertension. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) that have off-target activity at VEGFR-2 may also cause blood pressure elevation as an undesirable side effect. Therefore, the ability to translate VEGFR-2 off-target potency into blood pressure elevation would be useful in development of novel TKIs. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: We sought to quantify the relationship between VEGFR-2 inhibition and blood pressure elevation for a range of kinase inhibitors...
November 21, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161758/young-athletes-health-knowledge-system-qualitative-analysis-of-health-learning-processes-in-adolescent-sportspersons
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Laura I Rodríguez-Serrano, Toomas Timpka, Joakim Ekberg, Örjan Dahlström, Jenny Jacobsson
Recognized side effects on health associated with sports participation in youth include overtraining, doping, and exposure to harassment and violence. Many of these effects originate in contexts where young athletes are beginning to make decisions about their sports practices on their own. This study set out to explore knowledge and reasoning about health among adolescent athletes and to describe how health knowledge management structures are associated with different social systems. Qualitative data were collected from focus groups involving 65 young Swedish athletes aged 16 to 17 years...
November 21, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161754/the-sorghum-bicolor-reference-genome-improved-assembly-gene-annotations-a-transcriptome-atlas-and-signatures-of-genome-organization
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Ryan F McCormick, Sandra K Truong, Avinash Sreedasyam, Jerry Jenkins, Shengqiang Shu, David Sims, Megan Kennedy, Mojgan Amirebrahimi, Brock D Weers, Brian McKinley, Ashley Mattison, Daryl T Morishige, Jane Grimwood, Jeremy Schmutz, John E Mullet
Sorghum bicolor is a drought tolerant C4 grass used for production of grain, forage, sugar, and lignocellulosic biomass and a genetic model for C4 grasses due to its relatively small genome (~800 Mbp), diploid genetics, diverse germplasm, and colinearity with other C4 grass genomes. In this study, deep sequencing, genetic linkage analysis, and transcriptome data were used to produce and annotate a high-quality reference genome sequence. Reference genome sequence order was improved, 29.6 Mbp of additional sequence was incorporated, the number of genes annotated increased 24% to 34,211, average gene length and N50 increased, and error frequency was reduced 10-fold to 1 per 100 kbp...
November 21, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161743/pharmacological-foundations-of-cannabis-chemovars
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Mark A Lewis, Ethan B Russo, Kevin M Smith
An advanced Mendelian Cannabis breeding program has been developed utilizing chemical markers to maximize the yield of phytocannabinoids and terpenoids with the aim to improve therapeutic efficacy and safety. Cannabis is often divided into several categories based on cannabinoid content. Type I, Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol-predominant, is the prevalent offering in both medical and recreational marketplaces. In recent years, the therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol have been better recognized, leading to the promotion of additional chemovars: Type II, Cannabis that contains both Δ(9)-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol, and cannabidiol-predominant Type III Cannabis...
November 21, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161720/development-of-ostqol-a-measure-of-quality-of-life-for-patients-in-opioid-substitution-treatment
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Lisa Strada, Gabriele Helga Franke, Bernd Schulte, Jens Reimer, Uwe Verthein
BACKGROUND: Quality of life (QOL) of patients in opioid substitution treatment (OST) is increasingly being addressed in research. However, no disease- or treatment-specific instrument is available to assess the QOL of this target population. The purpose of this project was to develop the first QOL instrument for OST patients. METHODS: Focus groups with 60 OST patients were analyzed using thematic analysis to elicit key QOL themes as perceived by patients. Identified themes were developed into items and refined through pilot testing and cognitive debriefing...
November 21, 2017: European Addiction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161719/palmitic-acid-curcumin-ester-facilitates-protection-of-neuroblastoma-against-oligomeric-a%C3%AE-40-insult
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Zhangyang Qi, Meihao Wu, Yun Fu, Tengfei Huang, Tingting Wang, Yanjie Sun, Zhibo Feng, Changzheng Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) caused by amyloid-β (Aβ) is considered to be one of mechanisms underlying the development of Alzheimer's disease. Curcumin can attenuate Aβ-induced neurotoxicity through ROS scavenging, but the protective effect of intracellular curcumin on neurocyte membranes against extracellular Aβ may be compromised. To address this issue, we synthesized a palmitic acid curcumin ester (P-curcumin) which can be cultivated on the cell membrane and investigated the neuroprotective effect of P-curcumin and its interaction with Aβ...
November 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161709/impact-of-local-and-systemic-factors-on-kidney-dysfunction-in-bardet-biedl-syndrome
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Miriam Zacchia, Giovanna Capolongo, Francesco Trepiccione, Vincent Marion
Bardet Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a rare inherited syndromic condition characterized by renal and extra-renal disorders. Renal defect, at either structural or functional level, is one of the cardinal clinical features, and is a major cause of morbidity. However, the pathogenic mechanism underlying its dysfunction remains largely unknown, and to date only symptomatic treatment with no specific therapy is available for these patients. Elucidating aberrant cellular and/or systemic processes that impact kidney function is therefore a prerequisite to develop targeted innovative therapeutic strategies for the BBS patients...
November 21, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161708/association-between-childhood-obesity-and-neighbourhood-accessibility-to-fast-food-outlets-a-nationwide-6-year-follow-up-study-of-944-487-children
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Tsuyoshi Hamano, Xinjun Li, Jan Sundquist, Kristina Sundquist
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this 6-year follow-up study was to examine whether neighbourhood accessibility to fast-food outlets was associated with diagnosed childhood obesity, after adjustment for neighbourhood- and individual-level socio-demographic factors. METHODS: This 6-year follow-up study comprised 484,677 boys and 459,810 girls aged 0-14 years in Sweden. The follow-up period ran from January 1, 2005, until hospitalisation/out-patient treatment for obesity, death, emigration or the end of the study period on December 31, 2010...
November 22, 2017: Obesity Facts
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