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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911361/spin-saturation-transfer-difference-nmr-sstd-nmr-a-new-tool-to-obtain-kinetic-parameters-of-chemical-exchange-processes
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María Teresa Quirós, Colin Macdonald, Jesús Angulo, María Paz Muñoz
This detailed protocol describes the new Spin Saturation Transfer Difference Nuclear Magnetic Resonance protocol (SSTD NMR), recently developed in our group to study processes of mutual-site chemical exchange that are difficult to analyze by traditional methods. As the name suggests, this method combines the Spin Saturation Transfer method used for small molecules, with the Saturation Transfer Difference (STD) NMR method employed for the study of protein-ligand interactions, by measuring transient spin saturation transfer along increasing saturation times (build-up curves) in small organic and organometallic molecules undergoing chemical exchange...
November 12, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911357/characterization-of-metabolic-status-in-nonhuman-primates-with-the-intravenous-glucose-tolerance-test
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Michael Staup, George Aoyagi, TeQuana Bayless, Yixin Wang, Keefe Chng
The intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) plays a key role in the characterization of glucose homeostasis. When taken together with serum biochemical profiles, inclusive of blood glucose levels in both the fed and fasted state, HbA1c, insulin levels, clinical history of diet, body composition, and body weight status, an assessment of normal and abnormal glycemic control can be made. Interpretation of an IVGTT is done through measurement of changes in glucose and insulin levels over time in relation to the dextrose challenge...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911109/confocal-microscopy-and-imaging-profilometry-a-new-tool-aimed-to-evaluate-aesthetic-procedures
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Gabriella Fabbrocini, Caterina Mazzella, Fabio Montagnaro, Maria Pia De Padova, Sandra Lorenzi, Aurora Tedeschi, Patrizia Forgione, Claudia Capasso, Luigi Sivero, Carla Velotti, Daniela Russo, Rosa Vitiello, Gennaro Ilardi
According to the American Academy of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, more than 11 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, dermatologists and otolaryngologists in the United States, totaling more than 12 billion dollars. We performed a retrospective observational multi-centric study on patients treated with a non-animal origin cross-linked hyaluronic acid with different molecular weights for nasolabial folds, evaluating through a new imaging system, profilometric techniques with the confocal microscopy, the durability, the efficacy and the safety of this product...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic and Laser Therapy: Official Publication of the European Society for Laser Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910996/speckle-tracking-echocardiography-predicts-early-subclinical-anthracycline-cardiotoxicity-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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Qi Tang, Yan Jiang, Yali Xu, Hongmei Xia
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the early changes of left ventricular (LV) and right ventricular (RV) mechanics associated with anthracycline treatment for breast cancer and to determine whether two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE) analysis could predict chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity. BACKGROUND: Anthracycline generates progressive LV dysfunction associated with a poor prognosis. Early detection of minor change of myocardial mechanics is thus important...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909770/the-natural-history-of-takotsubo-syndrome-a-two-year-follow-up-study-with-myocardial-sympathetic-and-perfusion-g-spect-imaging
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Stelvio Sestini, Francesco Pestelli, Mario Leoncini, Francesco Bellandi, Christian Mazzeo, Luigi Mansi, Ignasi Carrio, Antonio Castagnoli
PURPOSE: To investigate changes in sympathetic activity, perfusion, and left ventricular (LV) functionality in takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) patients from onset (T0) to post-onset conditions at 1 month (T1), 1-2 years (T2, T3). METHODS: Twenty-two patients (70 ± 11 years) underwent serial gated single photon emission tomography (G-SPECT) studies with (123)I-mIBG and (99m)Tc-Sestamibi. Statistics were performed using ANOVA/Sheffé post-hoc, correlation test, and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis (p < 0...
December 1, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908841/study-of-gene-polymorphisms-of-glutathione-s-transferase-t1-m1-in-egyptian-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Naglaa Barseem, Mona Elsamalehy
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of glutathione S- transferase mu 1 (GST M1) and glutathione S- transferase theta 1 (GST T1) polymorphisms with the development of T1DM and disease-related risk factors. METHODS: Sixty-four diabetic children and 41 controls were enrolled and subjected to fasting glucose, serum creatinine, lipid profile, HbA1c and evaluation of GST T1 and M1 genetic polymorphisms using polymerase chain reaction (PCR). RESULTS: There were significantly higher fasting glucose, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and cholesterol in the diabetics...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908444/clinical-application-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-mapping-in-voxel-based-morphometry-in-the-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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H Takahashi, K Ishii, N Kashiwagi, Y Watanabe, H Tanaka, T Murakami, N Tomiyama
AIM: To evaluate the performance of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mapping compared with voxel-based morphometry and to demonstrate the clinical usefulness of ADC mapping in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population comprised 31 patients with AD (group A) and 24 patients without dementia (group B) who underwent three-dimensional (3D) T1-weighted imaging (WI) and two-dimensional (2D) echo-planar diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) at 3 T...
November 28, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908251/effects-of-an-outpatient-service-rehabilitation-programme-in-patients-affected-by-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-an-observational-study
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Maurizio Bussotti, Paola Gremigni, Roberto Fe Pedretti, Patrycja Kransinska, Silvia Di Marco, Paola Corbo, Giovanni Marchese, Paolo Totaro, Marinella Sommaruga
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disease characterised by a severe impairment of functional status and quality of life (QoL). Use of rehabilitative programmes may help to improve outcomes. The aim of this pre/post test case series was to evaluate the impact of a training program, including sessions of aerobic and resistance exercise, inspiratory muscle reinforcement, slow breathing, relaxation, and psychological support, on functional outcomes. METHODS: Fifteen patients affected by PAH, in World Health Organization (WHO) Functional Class (FC) II or III and in stable clinical condition, were included in a 4-week cardiorespiratory training programme conducted in outpatient service...
November 30, 2016: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908187/dosimetric-characterization-of-mri-only-treatment-planning-for-brain-tumors-in-atlas-based-pseudo-ct-images-generated-from-standard-t1-weighted-mr-images
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Benjamin Demol, Christine Boydev, Juha Korhonen, Nick Reynaert
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-only radiotherapy treatment planning requires accurate pseudo-CT (pCT) images for precise dose calculation. The current work introduced an atlas-based method combined with MR intensity information. pCT analyses and Monte Carlo dose calculations for intracranial stereotactic treatments were performed. METHODS: Twenty-two patients, representing 35 tumor targets, were scanned using a 3D T1-weighted MRI sequence according to the clinical protocol...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906948/cervical-interlaminar-epidural-injections-at-high-doses-do-not-increase-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-on-a-long-term-basis
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Hyunzu Kim, Joo Hyeon O, Sung-Jun Hong, Keun Man Shin, JungChan Park, Sang Soo Kang
BACKGROUND: Cervical epidural injection (CEI) is widely performed on patients with pain originating from the cervical spine. Studies have shown a good relationship between the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) and the intracranial pressure (ICP). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in the ONSD as a non-invasive surrogate marker of ICP after CEI. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Hospital and ambulatory pain clinic...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906418/assessment-of-celecoxib-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-nanoformulation-on-drug-pharmacodynamics-and-pharmacokinetics-in-rats
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S Harirforoosh, K O West, D E Murrell, J W Denham, P C Panus, G A Hanley
OBJECTIVE:  Celecoxib (CEL) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) showing selective cycloxygenase-2 inhibition. While effective as a pain reducer, CEL exerts some negative influence on renal and gastrointestinal parameters. This study examined CEL pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics following drug reformulation as a poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid nanoparticle (NP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were administered either vehicle (VEH) (methylcellulose solution), blank NP, 40 mg/kg CEL in methylcellulose, or an equivalent NP dose (CEL-NP)...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906396/gadolinium-oxysulfide-coated-gold-nanorods-with-improved-stability-and-dual-modal-magnetic-resonance-photoacoustic-imaging-contrast-enhancement-for-cancer-theranostics
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Tao Guo, Yan Lin, Zhi Li, Shan Chen, Guoming Huang, Huirong Lin, Jun Wang, Gang Liu, Huang-Hao Yang
Gold nanorods (GNRs) are emerging as a promising nanoplatform for cancer theranostics because of their unique optical properties. However, they still suffer from many limitations, such as high cytotoxicity, low thermodynamic and biological stability, and a tedious process for integrating other imaging modalities, for further practical biomedical applications. In this work, a strategy by one-step coating of Gd2O2S around GNRs is reported to address these limitations of GNRs. After the coating of the Gd2O2S shell, the as-fabricated Gd2O2S coated GNRs (GNRs@Gd2O2S) show enhanced biocompatibility and photostability, and tunable localized surface plasmon resonance...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905903/immediate-effect-of-cpap-titration-on-perceived-health-related-quality-of-life-a-prospective-observational-study
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Serena Iacono Isidoro, Adriana Salvaggio, Anna Lo Bue, Salvatore Romano, Oreste Marrone, Giuseppe Insalaco
BACKGROUND: Perceived Health Related Quality of Life (HRQoL) is impaired in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This study examines changes in HRQoL aspects occurring immediately after CPAP titration. Furthermore, we analyzed variations in each gender and in patients undergoing home or laboratory-based CPAP titration pathways. METHODS: Twohundredfive outpatients (151 M) (56.7 ± 10.3 years) were evaluated, before first visit and nocturnal diagnostic examination (T0), and the morning after CPAP titration (T1)...
December 1, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905324/primary-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-breast-a-single-center-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Paolo Locurto, Angelo Danilo Antona, Antonietta Grillo, Antonio Ciulla, Stefania Martorana, Calogero Cipolla, Giuseppa Graceffa, Salvatore Vieni
: Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the breast is an extremely rare tumor. A standard treatment has yet to be established because only a few cases have been reported in literature. The authors report five cases observed from January 2007 to December 2014 and a review of literature. Four patients underwent quadrantectomy and in two cases axillary nodal dissection and only one to mastectomy with axillary nodal dissection. Tumor size was from T1 to T2 with N0 to N1, according TNM classification...
November 28, 2016: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905120/incidence-of-contralateral-bilateral-nodes-in-the-human-papillomavirus-era
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Andrew G Tritter, Vikas Mehta, Madeleine Samuelson, Ginger deGravelle, Xiaohui Ma, Tara Medlin-Moore, Amol Takalkar, Gloria Caldito, Cherie-Ann O Nathan
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma has a more favorable prognosis when compared to HPV-negative disease, regardless of the presence of nodal metastases. However, the importance of contralateral neck treatment based on HPV status has not been well studied. Given the historically poor prognostic implications of cervical nodal metastases, this study sought to elucidate the relationship between HPV status and contralateral/bilateral nodal metastasis in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma...
December 1, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904982/magnetic-resonance-evaluation-of-cardiac-thrombi-and-masses-by-t1-and-t2-mapping-an-observational-study
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Thibault Caspar, Soraya El Ghannudi, Mickaël Ohana, Aïssam Labani, Aubrietia Lawson, Patrick Ohlmann, Olivier Morel, Michel De Mathelin, Catherine Roy, Afshin Gangi, Philippe Germain
The purpose of this work was to evaluate CMR T1 and T2 mapping sequences in patients with intracardiac thrombi and masses in order to assess T1 and T2 relaxometry usefulness and to allow better etiological diagnosis. This observational study of patients scheduled for routine CMR was performed from September 2014 to August 2015. All patients referred to our department for a 1.5 T CMR were screened to participate. T1 mapping were acquired before and after Gadolinium injection; T2 mapping images were obtained before injection...
December 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904171/temporal-issues-in-person-organization-fit-person-job-fit-and-turnover-the-role-of-leader-member-exchange
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Corine Boon, Michal Biron
Person-environment fit has been found to have significant implications for employee attitudes and behaviors. Most research to date has approached person-environment fit as a static phenomenon, and without examining how different types of person-environment fit may affect each other. In particular, little is known about the conditions under which fit with one aspect of the environment influences another aspect, as well as subsequent behavior. To address this gap we examine the role of leader-member exchange in the relationship between two types of person-environment fit over time: person-organization and person-job fit, and subsequent turnover...
December 2016: Human Relations; Studies Towards the Integration of the Social Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903941/prep-t1-preteen-re-education-with-parents-type-1-diabetes-feasibility-intervention-results
#18
Susan Sullivan-Bolyai, Sybil Crawford, Kim Johnson, Neesha Ramchandani, Diane Quinn, Bianca D'Alesandro, Kailyn Stern, Terry Lipman, Gail Melkus, Randi Streisand
There has been a 2% to 3% increase in Type 1 diabetes (T1D) in children below 11 years old. Preteens (9-12 years old) with T1D are often overlooked regarding future diabetes self-management (DSM) expectations because parents are still in the "driver's seat." The study purpose was to explore feasibility/ability to recruit and conduct a two-arm trial on reeducation, collaboration, and social support. One component of DSM was reviewed (hypoglycemia) with preteens (n = 22) and parents (n = 22). The experimental preteens discussed hypoglycemia management with a teen mentor and nurse educator using a human patient simulator for practice, and working collaboratively with parents...
November 2016: Journal of Family Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903856/laparoscopic-left-hemicolectomy-for-colon-cancer-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-a-valid-and-safe-surgical-technique-to-ensure-peritoneal-dialysis-survival
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Sara Auricchio, Giulio Mari, Andrea Galassi, Beatrice Dozio, Marco Pozzi, Dario Maggioni, Renzo Scanziani
A laparoscopic approach represents an effective alternative to open surgery in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). In these patients, conventional thinking provides for removal of the peritoneal catheter during left colon resections because of higher risk of patient contamination and peritonitis. The present paper describes 3 cases of laparoscopic left hemicolectomy for colon cancer performed in PD patients without complications and without peritoneal catheter removal, leading to subsequent early PD resumption...
November 2016: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903592/alpha-angle-measurements-in-healthy-adult-volunteers-vary-depending-on-the-mri-plane-acquisition-used
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Mohammad Golfam, Luigia A Di Primio, Paul E Beaulé, Kalesha Hack, Mark E Schweitzer
BACKGROUND: It has been shown that cam deformities are located at a more anterosuperior location than was previously described. PURPOSE: To establish, in a large group of asymptomatic participants, the normative range of the alpha angle in the anterosuperior location in both the oblique axial and radial views of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional study; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: In 197 asymptomatic participants (394 asymptomatic hips) with a mean age of 29...
November 9, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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