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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635516/concentration-of-uhcl1-in-the-serum-of-children-with-acute-appendicitis-before-and-after-surgery-and-its-correlation-with-crp-and-prealbumin
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Ewa Matuszczak, Marzena Tylicka, Wojciech Dębek, Anna Tokarzewicz, Ewa Gorodkiewicz, Adam Hermanowicz
Ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation plays a crucial role in various cellular processes, including signal transduction, cell differentiation, and stress response. Ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase 1 (UCHL1) is a unique deubiquitinating enzyme that has both hydrolase and ligase activities. The aim of this study was the determination of UCHL1 concentration in serum of children with appendicitis, before and after the surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 42 children with acute appendicitis, who were managed at the Pediatric Surgery Department, between 2013 and 2014, were randomly included into the study (age 9 months up to 14 years, mean age 2...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634467/brain-network-activation-technology-does-not-assist-with-concussion-diagnosis-and-return-to-play-in-football-athletes
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Steven P Broglio, Richelle Williams, Andrew Lapointe, Ashley Rettmann, Brandon Moore, Sean K Meehan, James T Eckner
BACKGROUND: Concussion diagnosis and management remains a largely subjective process. This investigation sought to evaluate the utility of a novel neuroelectric measure for concussion diagnosis and return to play decision-making. HYPOTHESIS: Brain Network Activation (BNA) scores obtained within 72-h of injury will be lower than the athlete's preseason evaluation and that of a matched control athlete; and the BNA will demonstrate ongoing declines at the return to play and post-season time points, while standard measures will have returned to pre-injury and control athlete levels...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634419/elevated-plasma-levels-of-sil-2r-in-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-a-pathogenic-role-for-t-lymphocytes
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Krishna D Bharwani, Maaike Dirckx, Dirk L Stronks, Willem A Dik, Marco W J Schreurs, Frank J P M Huygen
The immune system has long been thought to be involved in the pathophysiology of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). However, not much is known about the role of the immune system and specifically T-cells in the onset and maintenance of this disease. In this study, we aimed to evaluate T-cell activity in CRPS by comparing blood soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) levels between CRPS patients and healthy controls. CRPS patients had statistically significant elevated levels of sIL-2R as compared to healthy controls (median sIL-2R levels: 4151 pg/ml (Q3 - Q1 = 5731 pg/ml - 3546 pg/ml) versus 1907 pg/ml (Q3 - Q1: 2206 pg/ml - 1374 pg/ml), p < 0...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633944/gene-expression-analysis-identify-a-metabolic-and-cell-function-alterations-as-a-hallmark-of-obesity-without-metabolic-syndrome-in-peripheral-blood-a-pilot-study
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Daniel Antonio de Luis, Raquel Almansa, Rocío Aller, Olatz Izaola, E Romero
BACKGROUND: Understanding molecular basis involved in overweight is an important first step in developing therapeutic pathways against excess in body weight gain. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our pilot study was to evaluate the gene expression profiles in the peripheral blood of obese patients without other metabolic complications. DESIGN: A sample of 17 obese patients without metabolic syndrome and 15 non obese control subjects was evaluated in a prospective way...
June 10, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633145/urinary-volatile-organic-compounds-as-potential-biomarkers-in-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy
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Mingao Wang, Rujuan Xie, Xibei Jia, Ruichan Liu
OBJECTIVE: To detect urinary volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in patients with idiopathic membranous nephropathy (iMN) and normal controls, and whether or not the urinary VOCs can act as biomarkers for diagnosis of iMN independent of renal biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) was used to assess the urine collected from 63 iMN patients and 15 normal controls. The statistical methods of principal component analysis (PCA) and partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLSDA) were performed to process the final data in CDF format which were converted from GC/MS data...
June 19, 2017: Medical Principles and Practice: International Journal of the Kuwait University, Health Science Centre
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631913/-molecular-aspects-of-the-impact-of-the-speroton-complex-on-the-male-fertility-in-idiopathic-infertility
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Sh N Galimov, R M Akhmetov, E F Galimova, F M Bairamgulov, L R Bikkulova
AIM: To characterize the effect of the Speroton complex on the free radical homeostasis in the ejaculate of males of infertile couples and the likelihood of pregnancy in partners. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study group comprised 30 men aged between 26 and 43 years (mean 33 +/- 4.8 years) with idiopathic infertility. All patients received Speroton one sachet once daily during meals for 3 months. The comparison group consisted of 29 men of fertile age having 1 to 3 healthy children...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631205/chemical-tongues-and-noses-based-upon-conjugated-polymers
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Jan Freudenberg, Felix Hinkel, Daniel Jänsch, Uwe H F Bunz
We report the uses of conjugated polymers in multisensory applications and in chemical and optoelectronic tongues. We look at the potential of single polymers to discriminate multiple analytes and into small libraries of conjugated polymers that represent sensors. These small libraries combine several barely selective, promiscuous sensor elements and react with the analytes in a fairly non-selective fashion by change of color, emission wavelength, or emission intensity. In such optoelectronic noses and tongues, response of a single element is not specific or particularly useful at all, but the response pattern after the combination of several sensor elements is often specific for an analyte and allows discrimination and identification without any problem...
August 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631183/comprehension-of-idioms-in-turkish-aphasic-participants
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Burcu Aydin, Muzaffer Barin, Oktay Yagiz
Brain damaged participants offer an opportunity to evaluate the cognitive and linguistic processes and make assumptions about how the brain works. Cognitive linguists have been investigating the underlying mechanisms of idiom comprehension to unravel the ongoing debate on hemispheric specialization in figurative language comprehension. The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the comprehension of idiomatic expressions in left brain damaged (LBD) aphasic, right brain damaged (RBD) and healthy control participants...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Psycholinguistic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630391/cost-and-value-in-medical-education-the-role-of-statistical-process-control
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Walsh Kieran
Medical education is associated with significant costs. These costs have led to a growing interest in how to deliver high quality or high quantity education on a limited budget. This in turn has led to an interest in how best to measure quantity, quality and cost and how to track these variables over time. The ultimate aim of the interest in cost and value in medical education is to improve quality or quantity over time and to reduce costs. This may occur by a number of methods - which might include e-learning or simple simulations...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628740/stuck-in-the-spin-cycle-avoidance-and-intrusions-following-breast-cancer-diagnosis
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Margaret R Bauer, Joshua F Wiley, Karen L Weihs, Annette L Stanton
OBJECTIVES: Theories and research regarding cognitive and emotional processing during the experience of profound stressors suggest that the presence of intrusive thoughts and feelings predicts greater use of avoidance and that the use of avoidance paradoxically predicts more intrusions. However, empirical investigations of their purported bidirectional relationship are limited. DESIGN: This study presents a longitudinal investigation of the reciprocal relationship between intrusions and avoidance coping over a 6-month period in the year following breast cancer diagnosis...
June 19, 2017: British Journal of Health Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628135/-effect-of-nano-tio2-on-intestinal-glucose-absorption-in-young-rat-on-the-everted-gut-sac-model
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Y L Zhang, Z J Chen, S Chen, L Zhuo, G Jia, Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To study the effect of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles on intestinal glucose absorption in young rats and its size effect. METHODS: In the study, 63 small intestine segments were isolated from 63 Sprague-Dawley rats (SD rats, 4-week-old) to prepare the everted gut sac model. In the first part of our work, the everted sacs were exposed to 0, 50 mg/L TiO2 nanoparticles (24 nm) for 2 h with the presence of a series of glucose concentrations (10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 400, and 800 mmol/L), and the glucose absorbing function of the everted sacs were assessed in the process...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627942/diffusion-imaging-of-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-impact-accelerated-rodent-model-a-pilot-study
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Zora Kikinis, Marc Muehlmann, Ofer Pasternak, Sharon Peled, Praveen Kulkarni, Craig Ferris, Sylvain Bouix, Yogesh Rathi, Inga K Koerte, Steve Pieper, Alexander Yarmarkovich, Caryn L Porter, Bruce S Kristal, Martha E Shenton
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: There is a need to understand pathologic processes of the brain following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Previous studies report axonal injury and oedema in the first week after injury in a rodent model. This study aims to investigate the processes occurring 1 week after injury at the time of regeneration and degeneration using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) in the impact acceleration rat mTBI model. RESEARCH DESIGN: Eighteen rats were subjected to impact acceleration injury, and three rats served as sham controls...
June 19, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627686/hypoxia-and-acidosis-driven-aberrations-of-secreted-micrornas-in-endometrial-cancer-in-vitro
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Julia Eismann, Marc Hirschfeld, Thalia Erbes, Gerta Rücker, Markus Jäger, Andrea Ritter, Daniela Weiss, Gerald Gitsch, Sebastian Mayer
Due to their post-transcriptional regulatory impact on gene expression, microRNAs (miRNA, miRs) influence decisively cellular processes of differentiation, proliferation and apoptosis. In oncogenic pathways various miRNAs exert either oncogenic or tumor suppressor activities in a stage-specific manner. Dysregulation of miRNA expression pattern has been associated with several human cancers including endometrial cancer (EC). In the present study, expression profile alterations of EC associated secreted miRNAs were determined under the microenvironmental stress situations hypoxia and acidosis occurring in tumor progression and metastasis...
June 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627196/comparison-of-gene-expression-profile-between-blood-cells-and-white-adipose-tissue-of-patients-with-obesity
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Marcela Augusta de Souza Pinhel, Natália Yumi Noronha, Carolina Ferreira Nicoletti, Driele Cristina Gomes Quinhoneiro, Bruno Affonso Parenti Oliveira, Cristiana Cortes-Oliveira, Wilson Salgado-Junior, Wilson Araújo da Silva-Junior, Júlio Sergio Marchini, Dorotéia Rossi Silva Souza, Carla Barbosa Nonino
INTRODUCTION: Gene expression analyses from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and white adipose tissue are conflicting. It seems that results from single tissue are not enough to explain how changes affect humans as a complex biological system. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare, from obesity subjects, PBMC and white adipose tissue gene expression that regulates adipogenesis (perilipin 1 [PLIN1], adrenoreceptor beta 3 [ADRB3] and peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor [PPARG2]) and the energy metabolism (uncoupling protein UCP1, UCP2 and UCP3) process...
June 5, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626765/serum-metabolomics-profiling-to-identify-biomarkers-for-unstable-angina
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Wei Yao, Yuxia Gao, Zheng Wan
Although statistical evidence is clear regarding the dangerousness of unstable angina (UA), a form of coronary heart disease (CHD) characterised by high mortality and morbidity globally, it is important to recognise that diagnostic precision for the condition is unfavourable. In the present research, to gain insight into candidate biomarkers, the author draws on (1)H NMR-based serum metabolic profiling to analyze the unstable angina pectoris (UAP) metabolic signatures; this constitutes an effective way to produce medical diagnosis...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626438/sensitivity-to-stroke-emerges-in-kindergartners-reading-chinese-script
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Su Li, Li Yin
To what extent are young children sensitive to individual stroke, the smallest unit of writing in Chinese that carries no phonological or semantic information? The present study examined Chinese kindergartners' sensitivity to stroke and the contribution of reading ability and age to stroke sensitivity. Fifty five children from Beijing, including 28 4-year-olds (Mage = 4.55 years, SD = 0.28, 16 males) and 29 5-year-olds (Mage = 5.58 years, SD = 0.30, 14 males), were administered an orthographic matching task and assessed on non-verbal IQ and Chinese word reading...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625424/scheduling-non-operating-room-anesthesia-cases-in-endoscopy-using-the-sandbox-analogy
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Mitchell H Tsai, Leah A Cipri, Stephen E O'Donnell, J Matthew Fisher, Dimitrios A Andritsos
STUDY OBJECTIVE: For many hospitals, the non-operating room anesthesia (NORA) workload continues to expand. We developed a new NORA scheduling process with shared block time - a sandbox - amongst all of the gastroenterology groups and measured the efficacy of the intervention using basic operating room management metrics. DESIGN: Prospective analysis, statistical process control. SETTING: Academic, rural hospital; endoscopy suite; postoperative recovery area...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624130/assessing-the-hydrogeochemical-processes-affecting-groundwater-pollution-in-arid-areas-using-an-integration-of-geochemical-equilibrium-and-multivariate-statistical-techniques
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Mohamed El Alfy, Aref Lashin, Fathy Abdalla, Abdulaziz Al-Bassam
Rapid economic expansion poses serious problems for groundwater resources in arid areas, which typically have high rates of groundwater depletion. In this study, integration of hydrochemical investigations involving chemical and statistical analyses are conducted to assess the factors controlling hydrochemistry and potential pollution in an arid region. Fifty-four groundwater samples were collected from the Dhurma aquifer in Saudi Arabia, and twenty-one physicochemical variables were examined for each sample...
June 14, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623398/endothelial-vascular-markers-in-coronary-surgery
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Diana M Valencia-Nuñez, Willy Kreutler, Javier Moya-Gonzalez, Pedro Alados-Arboledas, Ignacio Muñoz-Carvajal, Andrés Carmona, Rafael Ramirez-Chamond, Julia Carracedo-Añon
Coronary heart disease is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Endothelial dysfunction in affected patients is linked to long-term atherosclerotic disease progression and cardiovascular event rates. The present paper reports on changes in the levels of endothelial progenitor cells (VEGFR2/CD133/CD34), essential for endothelial repair, and of endothelial microvesicles (CD31/annexin V) as indicators of endothelial lesion, in patients undergoing coronary bypass surgery with respect both to baseline levels and to counts in healthy subjects...
June 16, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622369/comparative-sequence-analysis-reveals-regulation-of-genes-in-developing-schistosomula-of-schistosoma-mansoni-exposed-to-host-portal-serum
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Wander de Jesus Jeremias, Flávio Marcos Gomes Araújo, Fábio Ribeiro Queiroz, Fabiano Sviatopolk Mirsky Pais, Ana Carolina Alves de Mattos, Anna Christina de Matos Salim, Paulo Marcos Zech Coelho, Guilherme Correa Oliveira, John Robert Kusel, Renata Guerra-Sá, Roney Santos Coimbra, Élio Hideo Babá
Once inside a vertebrate host after infection, individual schistosomula of the parasite Schistosoma mansoni find a new and complex environment, which requires quick adjustments for survival, such as those that allow it to avoid the innate immune response of the host. Thus, it is very important for the parasite to remain within the skin after entering the host for a period of about 3 days, at which time it can then reach the venous system, migrate to the lungs and, by the end of eighth day post-infection, it reach the portal venous system, while undergoing minimal changes in morphology...
2017: PloS One
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