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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646813/hepatoprotective-activity-of-satwa-an-ayurvedic-formulation-against-alcohol-induced-liver-injury-in-rats
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Tejaswi Chavan, Abhijit Ghadge, Manjiri Karandikar, Vijaya Pandit, Prabhakar Ranjekar, Omkar Kulkarni, Aniket Kuvalekar, Nitin Mantri
Context • Guduchi Satwa is an Ayurvedic formulation prepared from Tinospora species. It has been used since ancient times to treat liver disorders. Objectives • The study intended to assess the hepatoprotective potential of Satwa prepared from 3 forms of Tinospora against alcohol-induced hepatotoxicity. Design • Male, albino Wistar rats were divided into 6 groups, with 6 rats each: 3 control groups-healthy controls, negative controls, and positive controls-and 3 intervention groups-Tinospora cordifolia, Tinospora sinensis, and Neem-Guduchi...
July 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646803/effects-of-balneotherapy-on-serum-levels-of-shingosine-1-phosphate-in-patients-with-osteoarthritis
#2
Esra Aycan Ustyol, Fatih Karaarslan, Seldag Bekpinar, Kagan Ozkuk, Nergis Erdogan
Context • Balneotherapy is one of the most commonly used nonpharmacological interventions for osteoarthritis (OA), but its mechanism of action in relieving pain and stiffness and in improving physical function is not well understood. Studies have found that therapy provokes a series of neuroendocrinal reactions with anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P), a bioactive lipid, has been implicated as an important mediator in the maintenance of physiological processes (eg, vascular barrier integrity) and in pathophysiologic processes such as inflammatory conditions...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646801/the-effects-of-exposure-to-low-frequency-electromagnetic-fields-on-male-fertility
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Mahsa Darbandi, Sara Darbandi, Ashok Agarwal, Ralf Henkle, Mohammad Reza Sadeghi
Context • People are increasingly exposed to low frequency (LF) electromagnetic fields (EMFs), mainly from electricity distribution networks and electronic devices. Critics of this widespread exposure believe that it can have detrimental effects on the human body. On the other hand, many in vivo and in vitro studies have claimed that low frequency electromagnetic therapy can function as a form of alternative medicine and that therapists can treat disease by applying electromagnetic radiation or pulsed EMFs to the body or cells...
June 23, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646282/surgery-for-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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R Vera, L Díez, E Martín Pérez, J C Plaza, A Sanjuanbenito, A Carrato
Surgical resection is the only potentially curative option in the treatment of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Preoperative radiological imaging allows to rule out the presence of metastases. Three resectability categories are established based on the radiological findings depending on the degree of contact between the tumor and the blood vessels. Histological confirmation of malignancy is only required in cases of borderline or non-resectable tumors, prior to neoadjuvant treatment initiation. Diagnostic laparoscopy is recommended in the presence of large tumors of the body or tail and in borderline tumors to explore the possibility of resection and to apply treatment with curative intent, as well as in those cases with high level of biomarkers to rule out peritoneal involvement...
June 23, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646031/metabolism-and-acetylation-contribute-to-leucine-mediated-inhibition-of-cardiac-glucose-uptake
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Edith Renguet, Audrey Ginion, Roselle Gélinas, Laurent Bultot, Julien Auquier, Isabelle Robillard Frayne, Caroline Daneault, Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde, Christine Des Rosiers, Louis Hue, Sandrine Horman, Christophe Beauloye, Luc Bertrand
High plasma leucine levels strongly correlate with type 2 diabetes. Studies of muscle cells suggest that leucine alters the insulin response for glucose transport by activating an insulin-negative feedback loop driven by the mammalian target of rapamycin/p70 ribosomal S6 kinase (mTOR/p70S6K) pathway. Here, we examined the molecular mechanism involved in leucine's action on cardiac glucose uptake. Leucine was indeed able to curb glucose uptake after insulin stimulation in both cultured cardiomyocytes and perfused hearts...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645611/activation-of-central-nesfatin-1-nucb2-after-intraperitoneally-administered-cisplatin-in-rats
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Yasuki Akiyama, Mitsuhiro Yoshimura, Kazuaki Nishimura, Haruki Nishimura, Satomi Sonoda, Hiromichi Ueno, Yasuhito Mitojima, Reiko Saito, Takashi Maruyama, Yuki Nonaka, Hirofumi Hashimoto, Yasuhito Uezono, Keiji Hirata, Yoichi Ueta
Cisplatin, known as an anticancer drug, has been widely used; however, diverse disadvantageous side effects, including appetite loss, afflict patients. Nesfatin-1/NucB2, discovered as an anorexic neuropeptide, is broadly expressed in the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral organ. In the present study, we examined the effects of intraperitoneally (i.p.) administered cisplatin on central nesfatin-1/NucB2. Saline, as control, or cisplatin (6 mg/kg dissolved in saline) was i.p. administered in adult male Wistar rats (180-220 g)...
June 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645212/google-searches-for-cheap-cigarettes-spike-at-tax-increases-evidence-from-an-algorithm-to-detect-spikes-in-time-series-data
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Theodore L Caputi
Introduction: Online cigarette dealers have lower prices than brick-and-mortar retailers and advertise tax-free status 1-8. Previous studies show smokers search out these online alternatives at the time of a cigarette tax increase 9-10. However, these studies rely upon researchers' decision to consider a specific date and preclude the possibility that researchers focus on the wrong date. The purpose of this study is to introduce an unbiased methodology to the field of observing search patterns and to use this methodology to determine whether smokers search Google for "cheap cigarettes" at cigarette tax increases and, if so, whether the increased level of searches persists...
June 22, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644982/assessment-of-sublethal-endpoints-after-chronic-exposure-of-the-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans-to-palladium-platinum-and-rhodium
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Gerhard Schertzinger, Sonja Zimmermann, Daniel Grabner, Bernd Sures
The aim of this study was to investigate chronic effects of the platinum-group elements (PGE) palladium (Pd), platinum (Pt) and rhodium (Rh) on the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans. Aquatic toxicity testing was carried out according to ISO 10872 by determining 96 h EC50 values for sublethal endpoints, including growth, fertility and reproduction. Single PGE standard solutions were used as metal source. Based on the EC50 values for Pt, reproduction (96 h EC50 = 497 μg/L) was the most sensitive endpoint followed by fertility (96 h EC50 = 726 μg/L) and growth (96 h EC50 = 808 μg/L)...
June 20, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644075/spine-stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-metastatic-sarcoma-patterns-of-failure-and-radiation-treatment-volume-considerations
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Andrew J Bishop, Randa Tao, B Ashleigh Guadagnolo, Pamela K Allen, Neal C Rebueno, Xin A Wang, Behrang Amini, Claudio E Tatsui, Laurence D Rhines, Jing Li, Eric L Chang, Paul D Brown, Amol J Ghia
OBJECTIVE Given the relatively lower radiosensitivity of sarcomas and the locally infiltrative patterns of spread, the authors sought to investigate spine stereotactic radiosurgery (SSRS) outcomes for metastatic sarcomas and to analyze patterns of failure. METHODS The records of 48 patients with 66 sarcoma spinal metastases consecutively treated with SSRS between 2002 and 2013 were reviewed. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate rates of overall survival (OS) and local control (LC). Local recurrences were categorized as occurring infield (within the 95% isodose line [IDL]), marginally (between the 20% and 95% IDLs), or out of field...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644054/the-thermoexpandable-nitinol-stent-a-long-term-alternative-in-patients-without-nephropathy-or-malignancy
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Simone Bier, Bastian Amend, Elena Wagner, Steffen Rausch, Johannes Mischinger, Eva Neumann, Viktoria Stühler, Joerg Hennenlotter, Tilman Todenhoefer, Arnulf Stenzl, Jens Bedke, Stephan Kruck
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the long-term outcome of a thermoexpandable nickel-titanium nitinol ureteral stent (Memokath 051™) and to identify individual risk factors for failure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective single-centre study included 125 patients who underwent implantation of the self-expandable Memokath 051 stent. Complications, indwelling time and reason for explantation were recorded. Analyses were stratified by gender, age, body mass index, American Society of Anesthesiologists score, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), side, localization and cause of the stricture...
June 23, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643312/-comparison-of-short-term-outcomes-of-transrectal-specimen-extraction-during-laparoscopic-sigmoid-radical-resection-versus-conventional-laparoscopically-assisted-procedure
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Junjie Xing, Chenxin Zhang, Xiaohong Yang, Hao Wang, Hantao Wang, Enda Yu, Chuangang Fu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the short-term outcomes between transrectal specimen extraction during laparoscopic sigmoid radical resection and conventional laparoscopy-assisted sigmoid radical resection. METHODS: Sixteen patients(transrectal specimen extraction group,4 females and 12 males), who were planned to undergo laparoscopically assisted sigmoid radical resection with BMI<28 kg/m(2) and were evaluated as T1-T3 tumor by iconography without distant metastasis, were selected to undergo transrectal specimen extraction during laparoscopic sigmoid radical resection from December 2015 to April 2016 in the Department of Anorectal Surgery of Changhai Hospital...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643293/-why-is-a-combination-of-basal-insulin-with-a-glp-1-receptor-agonist-useful-in-many-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Michael Nauck, Birgit Wilhelm
BACKGROUND: In 2015, the combination of basal insulin and GLP-1 receptor agonist (RA) was incorporated into the guideline recommendations for type 2 diabetes as an option for the last escalation step. The two antidiabetics to be injected subcutaneously are complementary regarding their respective main effects and limitations. Basal insulin is predominantly active between meals and in the fasting state, whereas the main action of GLP-1 RA consists in preventing an excessive postprandial blood glucose increase...
June 2017: MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643272/prevalence-and-risk-factors-for-low-bone-mineral-density-in-ulcerative-colitis
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Ram Pratap Singh Bundela, Prachis Ashdhir, Kumar Shwetanshu Narayan, Mukesh Jain, Rupesh Kumar Pokharna, Sandeep Nijhawan
BACKGROUND: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been associated with increased risk of osteopenia and osteoporosis. Several risk factors contribute to this; however, studies evaluating their association have conflicting results. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study with prospective enrollment of adult ulcerative colitis patients attending the Gastroenterology Department of Sawai Man Singh Hospital, Jaipur Rajasthan between June 2015 and December 2015. Demographic data including age, gender, body mass index (BMI), disease duration, type of disease, prior steroid use and vitamin D levels were recorded and compared with bone mineral density (BMD) using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)...
June 23, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643089/time-lapse-observation-and-transcriptome-analysis-of-a-case-with-repeated-multiple-pronuclei-after-ivf-icsi
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J Dai, L Z Leng, C F Lu, F Gong, S P Zhang, W Zheng, G X Lu, G Lin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the cause of repeated multipronucleus (MPN) formation in zygotes in a patient after both in vitro fertilization (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI). METHOD: This is a case study. A patient had unexplained primary infertility with recurring total MPN zygotes after IVF and ICSI cycles. Time-lapse monitoring of pronucleus formation was carried out. Embryos developed from MPN zygotes were analyzed by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643058/prospective-randomized-comparison-of-the-use-of-floshield-air-system-%C3%A2-versus-the-reference-technique-water%C3%A2-%C3%A2-povidone-iodine-solution-during-gynecologic-endoscopic-surgery-to-evaluate-the-operative-lens-vision-quality
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S Bendifallah, E Salakos, I Naoura, P Aristizabal, E Furet, S Zilberman, M Ballester, E Darai
BACKGROUND: The FloShield Air System(®) is a new device for laparoscopic surgery that utilizes a continuous dry CO2 gas flow over the scope to defog the lens and protect it from condensation, debris and smoke. We set out to compare the performance and efficiency of the device in terms of operative lens vision quality (OLVQ) with the reference technique (water + povidone-iodine (PVI) solution) during gynecologic laparoscopic surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a single-center randomized prospective study between March and June 2016 (Trials Database Registration NCT02702531) including 53 patients undergoing gynecologic laparoscopic surgery with water + PVI solution and 51 patients who underwent surgical procedures with the FloShield Air System...
June 22, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642582/plasmonic-opals-observation-of-a-collective-molecular-exciton-mode-beyond-the-strong-coupling
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Pierre Fauché, Christian Gebhardt, Maxim Sukharev, Renaud A L Vallée
Achieving and controlling strong light-matter interactions in many-body systems is of paramount importance both for fundamental understanding and potential applications. In this paper we demonstrate both experimentally and theoretically how to manipulate strong coupling between the Bragg-plasmon mode supported by an organo-metallic array and molecular excitons in the form of J-aggregates dispersed on the hybrid structure. We observe experimentally the transition from a conventional strong coupling regime exhibiting the usual upper and lower polaritonic branches to a more complex regime, where a third nondispersive mode is seen, as the concentration of J-aggregates is increased...
June 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642541/can-uk-undergraduate-dental-programmes-provide-training-in-non-surgical-facial-aesthetics
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T W M Walker, F Gately, S Stagnell, A Kerai, C Mills, S Thomas
Aim Recently, more and more dentists have found themselves engaging in the delivery of non-surgical facial aesthetics (NSFA) as part of their regular practice routine. NSFA is a growing field in aesthetic medicine that is practised by a range of clinicians including doctors, dentists and registered prescriber nurses and is an industry estimated to be worth over £3 billion in the UK alone. In the past few years, several public scandals in aesthetic medicine have prompted reactions by several bodies including the Government and Royal Colleges...
June 23, 2017: British Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642182/the-effect-of-morbid-obesity-on-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-prognosis-in-the-united-states
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Ross-Jordon S Elliott, Daniel Agustin Godoy, Joel E Michalek, Réza Behrouz, Marwah A Elsehety, Shaheryar Hafeez, Denise Rios, Ali Seifi
BACKGROUND: The association between obesity and non-traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) patient outcome is unclear. AIMS: Determine the impact of morbid obesity (body mass index ≥40 kg/m(2)) on non-traumatic SAH outcomes. METHODS: Using the Nationwide Inpatient Sample, we identified hospitalized, non-traumatic SAH patients diagnosed from 2008 to 2013 and tested the effect of obesity on their mortality and clinical outcomes. Odds ratios were estimated with a mixed effects linear logistic model with adjustment for hospital clustering...
June 19, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641917/complications-in-tissue-expansion-a-logistic-regression-analysis-for-risk-factors
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Christian Smolle, Alexandru Tuca, Paul Wurzer, Stephanie M Spendel, Abigail A Forbes, Stephan Spendel, Michael Schintler, Emir Haxhija, Katja Schwenzer-Zimmerer, Herwig Friedl, Lars-Peter Kamolz, Daryousch Parvizi
BACKGROUND: Tissue expansion is frequently used in reconstructive surgery. Although the surgical procedure is typically considered simple, reported complication rates of tissue expansions exceed 40%. There is little evidence concerning risk factors for complications in tissue expansion in body regions other than breast. The aim was to determine risk factors for complications in non-breast tissue expansion. METHODS: 34 patients treated with subcutaneous tissue expanders between 2005 and 2014 were analyzed...
June 19, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641681/the-effects-of-training-on-anxiety-and-task-performance-in-simulated-suborbital-spaceflight
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Rebecca S Blue, Frederick Bonato, Kimberly Seaton, Andrea Bubka, Johnené L Vardiman, Charles Mathers, Tarah L Castleberry, James M Vanderploeg
INTRODUCTION: In commercial spaceflight, anxiety could become mission-impacting, causing negative experiences or endangering the flight itself. We studied layperson response to four varied-length training programs (ranging from 1 h-2 d of preparation) prior to centrifuge simulation of launch and re-entry acceleration profiles expected during suborbital spaceflight. We examined subject task execution, evaluating performance in high-stress conditions. We sought to identify any trends in demographics, hemodynamics, or similar factors in subjects with the highest anxiety or poorest tolerance of the experience...
July 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
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