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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194560/a-comparative-study-of-electroacupuncture-at-zhongliao-bl33-and-other-acupoints-for-overactive-bladder-symptoms
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Likun Yang, Yang Wang, Qian Mo, Zhishun Liu
Electroacupuncture (EA) at Zhongliao (BL33) can improve the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB), such as urinary frequency, urgency, and incontinence. However, its performance compared with other acupoints remains unclear. This study investigated the effects of EA at BL33 with deep needling on rats with OAB by detecting urodynamics in eight groups: no intervention group, D-BL33 group (deep needling at BL33), S-BL33 group (shallow needling at BL33), non-acupoint group (needling at the non-acupoint next to BL33), Weizhong (BL40) group, Sanyinjiao (SP6) group, Tongtian (BL7) group, and Hegu (LI4) group...
February 14, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192567/development-and-internal-validation-of-a-clinical-risk-score-for-treating-children-with-mild-head-trauma-and-intracranial-injury
#2
Jacob K Greenberg, Yan Yan, Christopher R Carpenter, Angela Lumba-Brown, Martin S Keller, Jose A Pineda, Ross C Brownson, David D Limbrick
Importance: The appropriate treatment of children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and intracranial injury (ICI) on computed tomographic imaging remains unclear. Evidence-based risk assessments may improve patient safety and reduce resource use. Objective: To derive a risk score predicting the need for intensive care unit observation in children with mTBI and ICI. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective analysis of the prospective Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) head injury cohort study included patients enrolled in 25 North American emergency departments from 2004 to 2006...
February 13, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191286/the-regulation-of-tumor-suppressor-protein-p53-and-estrogen-receptor-er%C3%AE-by-resveratrol-in-breast-cancer-cells
#3
Julieta Saluzzo, Kelly M Hallman, Katie Aleck, Brigitte Dwyer, Meghan Quigley, Viktoria Mladenovik, Amy E Siebert, Sumi Dinda
Resveratrol (RES) is a natural antioxidant found abundantly in grapes, peanuts, and berries, and is known to possess anti-tumorigenic properties. However, there is a noticeable lack of studies on the mechanistic effects of Resveratrol on tumor suppressors. Previous studies from our laboratory have shown the tumor suppressor protein p53 and estrogen receptor-alpha (ERα) to be possible molecular targets for RES. In this study, the anti-estrogenic effects of RES were analyzed on the expression of ERα and p53...
November 2016: Genes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190811/histological-evaluation-of-direct-pulp-capping-with-all-in-one-adhesives-in-rat-teeth
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Koichi Shinkai, Yoshihisa Taira, Satoki Kawashima, Shiro Suzuki, Masaya Suzuki
The aim of this study was to histologically evaluate direct pulp capping using different all-in-one adhesives in rat teeth. Five all-in-one adhesives and a control material (MTA) were used. Each material was applied on the exposed pulp, and each cavity was subsequently restored with the resin composite. Rats were sacrificed 14 days after the surgical procedure. Serial stained sections were histologically evaluated for examining pulp tissue disorganization (PTD), inflammatory cell infiltration (ICI), dentin bridge formation (DBF), and bacterial penetration (BP)...
February 11, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190453/an-empirical-vs-risk-based-approach-algorithm-to-intracavernosal-injection-therapy-a-prospective-study
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Helen Levey Bernie, Robert Segal, Brian Le, Arthur Burnett, Trinity J Bivalacqua
INTRODUCTION: Intracavernosal injection (ICI) therapy is widely used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Its use in practice is largely empirical and has not been validated with evidence-based approaches. AIM: To compare two strategies for ICI, specifically a risk-based approach and an empiric-based approach, and assess the efficacy, patient satisfaction, and complication rates of the two treatment approaches. METHODS: After obtaining approval from the institutional review board, a prospective database of patients enrolled in the ICI program at the Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD, USA) from May 2012 through May 2014 was amassed...
March 2017: Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188843/rapid-expression-of-rasd1-is-regulated-by-estrogen-receptor-dependent-intracellular-signaling-pathway-in-the-mouse-uterus
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Hye-Ryun Kim, Kil-Sang Cho, Eunhye Kim, Ok-Hee Lee, Hyemin Yoon, Sangho Lee, Sohyeon Moon, Miseon Park, Kwonho Hong, Younghwa Na, Ji-Eun Shin, Hwang Kwon, Haengseok Song, Dong Hee Choi, Youngsok Choi
Dexamethasone-induced RAS-related protein 1 (RASD1) is a signaling protein that is involved in various cellular processes. In a previous study, we found that RASD1 expression was down-regulated in the uterine endometrium of repeated implantation failure patients. The study aim was to determine whether RASD1 is expressed in the endometrium of mouse uterus and how it is regulated by steroid hormones during the estrous cycle. In this study, we investigated RASD1 expression and regulation in an ovariectomized female mouse model...
February 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149757/are-immune-checkpoint-blockade-monoclonal-antibodies-active-against-cns-metastases-from-nsclc-current-evidence-and-future-perspectives
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Grainne M O'Kane, Natasha B Leighl
Brain metastases occur in approximately half of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and are associated with a poor prognosis and an inferior quality of life. Historically systemic therapy has had a limited role in CNS disease with a reliance placed on local treatments. The emergence of targeted therapies and immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) in recent years has dramatically changed the treatment landscape of NSCLC. Programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) inhibitors have demonstrated efficacy in three randomized trials and now represent standard second line therapy after platinum failure...
December 2016: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131844/mas-receptor-is-involved-in-the-estrogen-receptor-induced-nitric-oxide-dependent-vasorelaxation
#8
Agua Sobrino, Susana Vallejo, Susana Novella, Macarena Lázaro-Franco, Ana Mompeón, Carlos Bueno-Betí, Thomas Walther, Carlos Sánchez-Ferrer, Concepción Peiró, Carlos Hermenegildo
The Mas receptor is involved in the angiotensin (Ang)-(1-7) vasodilatory actions by increasing nitric oxide production (NO). We have previously demonstrated an increased production of Ang-(1-7) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) exposed to estradiol (E2), suggesting a potential cross-talk between E2 and the Ang-(1-7)/Mas receptor axis. Here, we explored whether the vasoactive response and NO-related signalling exerted by E2 are influenced by Mas. HUVEC were exposed to 10 nM E2 for 24 h in the presence or absence of the selective Mas receptor antagonist A779, and the estrogen receptor (ER) antagonist ICI182780 (ICI)...
January 25, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120449/correlation-between-advanced-glycation-end-products-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-and-bladder-dysfunctions-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Alessandro Galì, Giuseppe Mucciardi, Salvatore Butticè, Enrica Subba, Carmela D'Amico, Francesco Lembo, Carlo Magno
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether serum and urinary advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are related to urinary symptoms and bladder dysfunctions in diabetic patients. METHODS: Forty-seven patients with type 2 Diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were enrolled. LUTS evaluation was performed by IPSS (International Prostatic Symptoms Score), QoL (quality of life), OAB (overactive bladder). ICI-SF (International Consultation on Incontinence - short form) quaestionneires; ultrasound examination, evaluation of postvoid residual (PVR), uroflowmetry, cystometry with pressure-flow study (PFS) were performed to detect bladder dysfunctions...
January 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114898/initial-therapeutic-strategy-of-invasive-candidiasis-for-intensive-care-unit-patients-a-retrospective-analysis-from-the-china-scan-study
#10
Na Cui, Hao Wang, Longxiang Su, Haibo Qiu, Ruoyu Li, Dawei Liu
BACKGROUND: To investigate the impact of initial antifungal therapeutic strategies on the prognosis of invasive Candida infections (ICIs) in intensive care units (ICUs) in China. METHODS: A total of 306 patients with proven ICIs in the China-SCAN study were analyzed retrospectively. Empiric, pre-emptive, and targeted therapy were adopted based on starting criteria including clinical, microbiological, and other conventional prediction rules. The primary outcome was hospital mortality and the secondary endpoints were duration days in ICU and duration days in hospital...
January 23, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114591/%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptor-antagonism-attenuates-cnv-through-inhibition-of-vegf-and-il-6-expression
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Jeremy A Lavine, Mitra Farnoodian, Shoujian Wang, Soesiawati R Darjatmoko, Lynda S Wright, David M Gamm, Michael S Ip, Christine M Sorenson, Nader Sheibani
Purpose: The role of β-adrenergic receptor (AR) signaling in neovascular ocular diseases has recently emerged. We have previously reported that intraperitoneal propranolol inhibits choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in vivo and β2-AR blockade reduces vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression in mouse retinal pigment epithelium and choroidal endothelial cells in culture. Here we tested the hypothesis that the β2-AR regulates CNV through modulation of VEGF and inflammatory cytokine expression...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101481/evaluation-of-ictal-consciousness-in-temporal-and-extra-temporal-epilepsy-observations-from-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-india
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Rima M Chaudhari, Deepa Dash, Bhargavi Ramanujam, Manit K Rana, Renjith Appukuttan, Anubha Sharma, Yuvraj Kunwar, Gaurav Tejaniya, Vasantha Padma, Sarat P Chandra, Manjari Tripathi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Differences in consciousness during seizures depend on the location of the seizure onset. METHODS: The present study evaluates ictal consciousness using the ictal consciousness inventory (ICI) in drug refractory mesial temporal (MTLE), neocortical temporal (NTLE) and extra temporal epilepsy (ETLE). This was a cross sectional cohort study with 45 patients with mesial temporal epilepsy, 47 with extra temporal and 11 patients with neocortical temporal epilepsy...
December 2016: Journal of Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088261/parquetina-nigrescens-leaves-chemical-profile-and-influence-on-the-physical-and-biochemical-indices-of-sexual-activity-of-male-wistar-rats
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Omowumi Titilola Kayode, Musa Toyin Yakubu
OBJECTIVE: The leaves of Parquetina nigrescens have been claimed in folk medicine to be useful for managing sexual dysfunction, but there is inadequate scientific evidence for this claim. This investigation was conducted to assess the effects of aqueous leaf extract of Parquetina nigrescens (AEPN) in rats induced with sexual dysfunction. METHODS: Male rats were allocated into various groups after being induced into sexual dysfunction with paroxetine hydrochloride...
January 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078471/effects-of-estrogen-on-esophageal-function-through-regulation-of-ca-2-related-proteins
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Kipung Kim, Dongoh Lee, Changhwan Ahn, Hee Young Kang, Beum-Soo An, Yeon Hee Seong, Eui-Bae Jeung
BACKGROUND: The calcium ion is important for physiological functions in all tissues and organs and essential to many vital functions, including hormone secretion and muscle contraction. The intracellular concentration of calcium is regulated by calcium related proteins such as CaBP-9k, PMCA1, and NCX1. In this study, we investigated the relationship between calcium regulation and esophageal functions such as mucin secretion and smooth muscle contraction. METHODS: To evaluate the influence of sex steroid hormones, immature rats were treated for 3 days with estradiol (E2), progesterone (P4), and their antagonists (ICI 182,780, and RU486)...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064316/-changes-in-the-receptor-activity-of-%C3%AE-2-adrenoreceptors-of-human-t-lymphocytes-under-the-effect-of-%C3%AE-2-agonists
#15
O Y Agapova, Y S Skoblov, G A Tkachev, N A Mironova, S P Golitsyn, V P Masenko, I E Chazova, K A Zykov
Changes in the activity of β2-adrenergic receptors of human T-lymphocytes under the effect of salbutamol (a short-acting β2-agonist) have been evaluated with a new modified radioligand method utilizing [^(125)I]cyanopindolol and a specific ligand ICI 118551. In healthy volunteers, the receptor activity decreased after 30 min upon the inhalation of salbutamol and restored to the initial level after 2 h. At the same time, there were changes in the transcription level of the ADRB2 gene, which encodes the protein component of the β2-adrenoreceptor...
November 2016: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064139/neurological-adverse-events-associated-with-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-review-of-the-literature
#16
REVIEW
S Cuzzubbo, F Javeri, M Tissier, A Roumi, C Barlog, J Doridam, C Lebbe, C Belin, R Ursu, A F Carpentier
Immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICIs) targeting CTLA4 and PD1 constitute a promising class of cancer treatment but are associated with several immune-related disorders. We here review the literature reporting neurological adverse events (nAEs) associated with ICIs. A systematic search of literature, up to February 2016, mentioning nAEs in patients treated with ICIs was conducted. Eligible studies included case reports and prospective trials. One case seen in our ward was also added. Within the 59 clinical trials (totalling 9208 patients) analysed, the overall incidence of nAEs was 3...
January 5, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063803/tamoxifen-and-ici-182-780-activate-hypothalamic-g-protein-coupled-estrogen-receptor-1-to-rapidly-facilitate-lordosis-in-female-rats
#17
Nathan Long, Bertha Long, Asma Mana, Dream Le, Lam Nguyen, Sima Chokr, Kevin Sinchak
In the female rat, sexual receptivity (lordosis) can be facilitated by sequential activation of estrogen receptor (ER) α and G protein-coupled estrogen receptor 1 (GPER) by estradiol. In the estradiol benzoate (EB) primed ovariectomized (OVX) rat, EB initially binds to ERα in the plasma membrane that complexes with and transactivates metabotropic glutamate receptor 1a to activate β-endorphin neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus (ARH) that project to the medial preoptic nucleus (MPN). This activates MPN μ-opioid receptors (MOP), inhibiting lordosis...
January 4, 2017: Hormones and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048631/su-f-t-393-using-commercially-available-software-to-prove-that-providing-planning-objectives-to-the-planner-improves-plan-quality
#18
F Younan, A Arnold, S Patel, E Clouser
PURPOSE: Use commercially available software to evaluate whether providing planning objectives during the treatment planning process improves overall plan quality in head and neck cases METHODS: The commercially available software, PlanIQ, was used to evaluate the plan quality of head and neck cases before and after the introduction of an inhouse developed evaluation tool, Integrated Clinical Information System (ICIS). Twenty patients were selected; ten from before the introduction of ICIS and ten that used ICIS during the treatment planning process...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025412/effects-of-17%C3%AE-estradiol-on-leptin-signaling-in-anterior-pituitary-of-ovariectomized-rats
#19
Chunhua Yin, Lumei Kang, Cong Lai, Jing Zhou, Bin Shi, Lei Zhang, Hongping Chen
Leptin is secreted predominantly by adipocytes and exerts its role mainly by interaction with the long form of leptin receptor (LEPR_V2). It has been identified that LEPR_V2 is widely distributed in various tissues, including the anterior pituitary. Cross-talk between leptin and estrogens has been indentified. Estrogen is known to modulate the tissue-specific expression of LEPR_V2 and leptin in ovariectomized (OVX) rats, a model of postmenopausal condition. Our previous data showed that 17β-estradiol (E2) up-regulated the expression of LEPR_V2 protein and mRNA in rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) in an estrogen receptor alpha (ERα)-dependent manner...
December 26, 2016: Experimental Animals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010884/efficacy-of-lumbar-cistern-drainage-combined-with-intrathecal-antibiotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-ventriculo-subarachnoid-infections-following-surgery-for-hypertensive-intracerebral-hemorrhage
#20
Q-H Chen, D Lin, Q-G Yu, J Zhou
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of lumbar cistern drainage combined with intrathecal injection of antibiotics (LCD-ITI) in treating postoperative intracranial infections of hypertensive intracerebral hemorrhage (pHIH-ICI). METHODS: Sixty pHIH-ICI patients were randomly divided into the control group and the treatment group, with 30 patients in each group. Conventional treatment was performed in the control group, while LCD-ITI was performed in the treatment group...
December 20, 2016: Neuro-Chirurgie
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