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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777706/n-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-ameliorate-hepatic-steatosis-via-the-ppar-%C3%AE-cpt-1%C3%AE-pathway-in-a-mouse-model-of-parenteral-nutrition
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Feng Tian, Jiwei Wang, Haifeng Sun, Jianbo Yang, Peng Wang, Songlin Wan, Xuejin Gao, Li Zhang, Jieshou Li, Xinying Wang
Parenteral nutrition (PN) is one of the basic therapies for patients with intestinal failure; however, hepatic steatosis associated with PN limits the long-term use of PN. N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) have been used to improve clinical outcomes of patients receiving PN; however, the mechanisms by which n-3 PUFAs ameliorate hepatic steatosis remain unclear. In the present study, C57BL/6J mice were randomly assigned to three treatment groups, namely, enteral nutrition (EN), n-3 PUFAs, and n-6 PUFAs...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775890/triterpenic-acids-enriched-fraction-from-cyclocarya-paliurus-attenuates-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-via-improving-oxidative-stress-and-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Meng-Ge Zhao, Xue-Ping Sheng, Ya-Ping Huang, Yi-Ting Wang, Cui-Hua Jiang, Jian Zhang, Zhi-Qi Yin
The effects of triterpenic acids-enriched fraction from Cyclocarya paliurus (CPT) on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) were investigated using in vivo and in vitro models. In high fat diet-induced Wister rats, CPT significantly increased superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity and glutathione/oxidized glutathione (GSH/GSSG) ratio, reduced malondialdehyde (MDA) and protein carbonyl (PCO) levels. Moreover, CPT restored mitochondrial membrane potential dysfunction, decreased cytochrome P450 enzyme 2E1 (CYP2E1) activity, improved nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) and Nrf2-mediated antioxidant enzyme heme oxygenase1 (HO-1) expression...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774227/identifying-what-matters-to-hysterectomy-patients-postsurgery-perceptions-beliefs-and-experiences
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Andrew S Bossick, Roopina Sangha, Heather Olden, Gwen L Alexander, Ganesa Wegienka
Purpose: Hysterectomy is the most common non-obstetrical surgery for women in the United States. Few investigations comparing hysterectomy surgical approaches include patient-centered outcomes. Methods: The study was performed at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan between February 2015 and May 2015. The data were collected through structured focus groups with 24 post-hysterectomy women in order to identify PCOs to employ in a subsequent cohort study of hysterectomy surgical approaches...
2018: Journal of Patient-centered Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774099/camptothecin-induces-g-2-m-phase-arrest-through-the-atm-chk2-cdc25c-axis-as-a-result-of-autophagy-induced-cytoprotection-implications-of-reactive-oxygen-species
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Rajapaksha Gedara Prasad Tharanga Jayasooriya, Matharage Gayani Dilshara, Ilandarage Menu Neelaka Molagoda, Cheol Park, Sang Rul Park, Seungheon Lee, Yung Hyun Choi, Gi-Young Kim
In the present study, we report that camptothecin (CPT) caused irreversible cell cycle arrest at the G2 /M phase, and was associated with decreased levels of cell division cycle 25C (Cdc25C) and increased levels of cyclin B1, p21, and phospho-H3. Interestingly, the reactive oxygen species (ROS) inhibitor, glutathione, decreased CPT-induced G2 /M phase arrest and moderately induced S phase arrest, indicating that the ROS is required for the regulation of CPT-induced G2 /M phase arrest. Furthermore, transient knockdown of nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), in the presence of CPT, increased the ROS' level and further shifted the cell cycle from early S phase to the G2 /M phase, indicating that Nrf2 delayed the S phase in response to CPT...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773367/reduction-active-polymeric-prodrug-micelles-based-on-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-polyrotaxanes-for-triggered-drug-release-and-enhanced-cancer-therapy
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Shuang Bai, Meili Hou, Xiaoxiao Shi, Jiucun Chen, Xiaoqian Ma, Yong-E Gao, Yajun Wang, Peng Xue, Yuejun Kang, Zhigang Xu
As one of the medical polymers approved by US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), poly(ethylene glycol) has low toxicity, high stability, good biocompatibility, unique physical and chemical properties. Cyclodextrin is an ideal candidate as a drug carrier due to its special structures and characteristics. These two materials were successfully assembled through chemosynthesis in combination with the hydrophilic poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methacrylate (OEGMA) chain and hydrophobic polymeric camptothecin (CPT) chain by atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP)...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770585/exploring-the-effect-of-vitamin-e-in-cancer-chemotherapy-a-biochemical-and-biophysical-insight
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Mustansir Bhori, Kanchanlata Singh, Thankamani Marar, C MuraliKrishna
Many oncologists contend that patient undergoing chemotherapy must avoid antioxidant supplementation as it may interfere with the activity of the drug. In the present investigation, we have explored the influence of vitamin E, a well known antioxidant on Camptothecin (CPT), a potent anti-cancer drug induced cell apoptosis and death of cervical cancer cells. HeLa cells were treated with different concentrations of CPT in presence and absence of 100μm vitamin E. Treated cells were subjected to cytotoxicity studies, catalase assay, DNA fragmentation assay, clonogenic assay and flow cytometry based apoptosis detection...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768274/reliability-of-a-new-symptom-score-in-a-titrated-quantitative-conjunctival-provocation-test-supported-by-an-objective-photodocumentation
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Oliver Pfaar, Dan Philipp Claßen, Anatoli Astvatsatourov, Ludger Klimek, Ralph Mösges
BACKGROUND: Allergen provocation tests are useful methods for proving the clinical relevance of an allergen-specific sensitization. Among these methods, the conjunctival provocation test (CPT) represents an easy-to-use tool. However, its readout parameters have not yet been internationally standardized or validated. Photodocumentation has been shown as a good option for objectifying a CPT reaction, supporting the local investigator assessment. Based on test-retest reliability of the score and an objective digital photoanalysis of the conjunctival redness, this study aimed to prove the reproducibility of a new CPT scoring system for use in clinical trials (ClinicalTrials...
May 16, 2018: International Archives of Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767649/experimental-psychological-stress-on-quantitative-sensory-testing-response-in-patients-with-temporomandibular-disorders
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Dyna Mara Araújo Oliveira Ferreira, Yuri Martins Costa, Henrique Müller de Quevedo, Leonardo Rigoldi Bonjardim, Paulo César Rodrigues Conti
AIMS: To assess the modulatory effects of experimental psychological stress on the somatosensory evaluation of myofascial temporomandibular disorder (TMD) patients. METHODS: A total of 20 women with myofascial TMD and 20 age-matched healthy women were assessed by means of a standardized battery of quantitative sensory testing. Cold detection threshold (CDT), warm detection threshold (WDT), cold pain threshold (CPT), heat pain threshold (HPT), mechanical pain threshold (MPT), wind-up ratio (WUR), and pressure pain threshold (PPT) were performed on the facial skin overlying the masseter muscle...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765522/establishment-of-preclinical-chemotherapy-models-for-gastroenteropancreatic-neuroendocrine-carcinoma
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Akihiro Ohmoto, Masami Suzuki, Erina Takai, Hirofumi Rokutan, Yuko Fujiwara, Chigusa Morizane, Kazuyoshi Yanagihara, Tatsuhiro Shibata, Shinichi Yachida
Gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma (GEP-NEC) is a rare and devastating malignancy, and preclinical studies are needed to evaluate potential therapeutic regimens. Here, we examined the antitumor effects of cisplatin (CDDP), etoposide (ETP) and irinotecan (CPT-11) and their combinations on GEP-NEC using three small-cell GEP-NEC cell lines (pancreatic NEC, A99; esophageal NEC, TYUC-1; duodenum NEC, TCC-NECT-2). In vitro studies were conducted using cell viability assays. In vivo experiments were conducted in mice inoculated with A99 or TCC-NECT-2 and treated with no agent, CDDP, CDDP+ETP (EP) or CDDP+CPT-11 (IP)...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764877/efficacy-of-practising-tai-chi-for-older-people-with-mild-dementia-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-study
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Jihui Lyu, Wenjie Li, Xiangjiang Rong, Lian Wei, Nayan Huang, Mei Champ, Qian Xiong, Xueli Chen, Mo Li, Fangling Li
INTRODUCTION: Many studies suggest that Tai Chi exercise is a safe and appropriate mind-body exercise for older people and effectively slows down age-related cognitive decline. A set of bespoke Tai Chi exercise named 'Cognition Protecting Tai Chi' (CPT) has been created for older people with cognitive impairments by the research team of geriatricians, neurologists, rehabilitation specialists, experts of sports medicine and experienced practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine. This trial is designed to evaluate its effects on cognitive function, behaviour/moods, risk of falls and activities of daily living of the participants with mild dementia...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764646/association-between-attendance-and-overall-academic-performance-on-a-module-within-a-professional-pharmacy-degree
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Nigel Irwin, Kathryn M Burnett, Paul A McCarron
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: As the higher education (HE) classroom begins to adopt newer internet-based technologies, the relationship between attendance and performance needs to be re-evaluated, particularly for professional degree courses such as pharmacy. In the present study, we aimed to establish if an association exists between attendance at all timetabled classes and academic performance, in a Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics (CPT) module, as part of the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree course at Ulster University...
March 2018: Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763611/risk-of-glaucoma-surgery-after-corneal-transplant-surgery-in-medicare-patients
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Chengjie Zheng, Fei Yu, Victoria L Tseng, Flora Lum, Anne L Coleman
PURPOSE: Glaucoma is a well-documented complication of corneal transplants, contributing significantly to ultimate visual loss. Reported incidence of glaucoma following corneal transplants is highly variable, and definitions of post-transplant glaucoma are inconsistent. Here we use glaucoma surgery as a more rigid and specific endpoint to compare rates following different corneal transplant surgeries. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study METHODS: A 5% random sample of Medicare beneficiaries from 2010-2013 was obtained and patients were identified with Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for penetrating keratoplasty (PK), endothelial keratoplasty (EK), anterior lamellar keratoplasty (ALK), and keratoprosthesis (KPro)...
May 12, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762291/profiles-of-practicing-female-orthopaedists-caring-for-medicare-patients-in-the-united-states
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Talia R Chapman, Benjamin Zmistowski, James J Purtill, Antonia F Chen
BACKGROUND: The increase in the percentage of women in orthopaedics in the United States over the last half century has been substantially slower than in every other surgical specialty. While this percentage has improved recently, the current demographic and practice characteristics of female orthopaedic surgeons are not well known. This study defines the landscape of practicing female orthopaedic surgeons caring for Medicare patients. METHODS: Publicly available Medicare billing data sets from 2012 to 2014 were utilized to identify practicing orthopaedic surgeons...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761740/treatment-of-cutaneous-warts-with-multiple-puncture-technique
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Joseph S Mclaughlin, Thomas J Fischer, Gregory A Merrell
BACKGROUND: Despite a multitude of treatment options, cutaneous warts on the hands can be a recalcitrant clinical problem. METHODS: Based on Current Procedural Terminology ( CPT) billing codes, the office database was searched for a 10-year period of warts treated with a puncture technique after institutional review board approval. Office notes were examined, and patients were contacted to assess wart resolution or the need for further treatment as well as any complications...
May 1, 2018: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761018/behavioral-and-neurophysiological-abnormalities-during-cued-continuous-performance-tasks-in-patients-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Weixiang Zhao, Ruhong Wu, Suhong Wang, Haihui Qi, Yitao Qian, Suinuan Wang
Objective: This study's aim was to investigate the features and neural mechanisms of sustained attention in patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) by comparing and analyzing neuropsychological, behavioral, event-related potentials, and event-related desynchronization and synchronization between mTBI patients and healthy controls. Methods: Twenty mTBI patients with mTBI and 20 healthy controls underwent the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and a cued continuous performance task (AX-CPT)...
May 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760141/efficacy-of-daptomycin-monotherapy-and-in-combination-with-%C3%AE-lactams-for-daptomycin-susceptible-enterococcus-faecium-harboring-liasr-substitutions-influence-of-the-inoculum-effect
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Razieh Kebriaei, Seth A Rice, Kavindra V Singh, Kyle C Stamper, An Q Dinh, Rafael Rios, Lorena Diaz, Barbara E Murray, Jose M Munita, Truc T Tran, Cesar A Arias, Michael J Rybak
Enterococcus faecium that harbor LiaFSR substitutions but are phenotypically susceptible to daptomycin (DAP) by current breakpoints are problematic since predisposition to resistance may lead to therapeutic failure. Using a simulated endocardial vegetation (SEV) PK/PD model, we investigated DAP regimens (6, 8 and 10 mg/kg/day) as monotherapy and in combination with ampicillin (AMP), ceftaroline (CPT) or ertapenem (ERT) against E. faecium HOU503, a DAP-susceptible strain that harbors common LiaS and LiaR substitutions found in clinical isolates (T120S and W73C, respectively)...
May 14, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758875/thifluzamide-affects-lipid-metabolism-in-zebrafish-danio-reio
#17
Yang Yang, Fengshou Dong, Xingang Liu, Jun Xu, Xiaohu Wu, Suzhen Qi, Wenxian Liu, Yongquan Zheng
Thifluzamide, a succinate dehydrogenase inhibitor (SDHI) fungicide, has been widely used in rice fields throughout the world and causes hepatotoxicity in zebrafish (Danio reio). This study was conducted to investigate the effect of thifluzamide on lipid metabolism in zebrafish after exposure to a control or, 0.019, 0.19, or 1.90mg/L thifluzamide for 28days. Following exposure, pathological changes in the liver were evaluated. Total cholesterol (TCHO) level, and triglyceride (TG) levels as well as hepatic lipase (HL), lipoprotein lipase (LPL), fatty acid synthetase (FAS) and carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT-I) activities were measured...
August 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756791/individual-and-group-cognitive-processing-therapy-effectiveness-across-two-veterans-affairs-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-treatment-clinics
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Kristen E Lamp, Kimberly M Avallone, Kelly P Maieritsch, Katherine R Buchholz, Sheila A M Rauch
OBJECTIVE: In accordance with Veterans Affairs (VA) policy, VA posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) clinics offer evidence-based treatments including cognitive processing therapy (CPT). To facilitate access to care, CPT is offered in both group and individual formats in many VA PTSD clinics. Group and individual delivery of CPT have been directly compared in active duty samples, but these findings have not been extended to VA populations. The present article directly compares the effectiveness of group and individual CPT with a written trauma account (CPT+A) across two VA PTSD clinics...
May 14, 2018: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752102/cyclodextrin-and-dendrimer-conjugated-graphene-oxide-as-a-nanocarrier-for-the-delivery-of-selected-chemotherapeutic-and-photosensitizing-agents
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Ampornphan Siriviriyanun, Ya-Ju Tsai, Siew Hui Voon, Siaw Fui Kiew, Toyoko Imae, Lik Voon Kiew, Chung Yeng Looi, Won Fen Wong, Hong Boon Lee, Lip Yong Chung
In this study, nanohybrid materials consisting of graphene oxide (GO), β‑cyclodextrin (CD) and poly(amido amine) dendrimer (DEN) were successfully prepared by covalent bonding. GO-CD and GO-CD-DEN were found to be potential nanocarriers for anticancer drugs including chemotherapeutics (doxorubicin (DOX), camptothecin (CPT)) and photosensitizer (protoporphyrin IX (PpIX)). GO-CD possessed 1.2 times higher DOX-loading capacity than GO due to inclusion of additional DOX to the CD. The drug loading on GO-CD-DEN increased in the order: DOX < PpIX < CPT...
August 1, 2018: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745707/proactive-control-as-a-double-edged-sword-in-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Jeremy Hogeveen, Marie K Krug, Matthew V Elliott, Cameron S Carter, Marjorie Solomon
Proactive control refers to the active representation of contextual information to bias cognitive processing and facilitate goal-directed behavior. Despite research suggesting that proactive control may be impaired in autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the associations between proactive control and clinical symptoms of ASD remain underspecified. Here, we combined a children's version of the AX Continuous Performance Task (AX-CPT) with gold standard clinical assessments in children with ASD (N = 34) or typical development (TYP; N = 45)...
May 2018: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
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