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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911314/updating-the-evidence-on-the-association-between-serum-cholesterol-and-risk-of%C3%A2-late-life-dementia-review-and%C3%A2-meta-analysis
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Kaarin J Anstey, Kimberly Ashby-Mitchell, Ruth Peters
BACKGROUND: Cohort studies have reported that midlife high total serum cholesterol (TC) is associated with increased risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD) in late-life but findings have been based on few studies and previous reviews have been limited by a lack of compatible data. OBJECTIVE: We synthesized all high quality data from cohort studies reporting on the association between total serum cholesterol measured and late-life cognitive outcomes including Alzheimer's disease (AD), vascular dementia (VaD), any dementia, mild cognitive impairment (MCI), and cognitive decline...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910999/relationship-between-serum-cytokines-receptors-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-9-levels-and-coronary-artery-disease
#2
Seyed Reza Mirhafez, Amir Avan, Mohammad Tajfard, Shabnam Mohammadi, Mohsen Moohebati, Arash Fallah, Hamed Ghazavi, Hossein Savadi, Majid Ghayour Mobarhan
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of coronary artery disease (CAD) is increasing globally, supporting the need for the identification of novel biomarkers. Therefore in the present study, we have explored the association of SIL2A, SIL6R, STNFRI, STNFRII, and MMP9 in CAD patients. METHODS: Twenty one patients with angiographically defined CAD with more than 50% occlusion, at least, in one coronary artery and twenty healthy subjects (n=20) without the history of cardiovascular symptoms were enrolled...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910914/in-vivo-stepwise-immunomodulation-using-chitosan-nanoparticles-as-a-platform-nanotechnology-for-cancer-immunotherapy
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Hee Dong Han, Yeongseon Byeon, Jong-Hwa Jang, Hat Nim Jeon, Ga Hee Kim, Min Gi Kim, Chan-Gi Pack, Tae Heung Kang, In Duk Jung, Yong Taik Lim, Young Joo Lee, Jeong-Won Lee, Byung Cheol Shin, Hyung Jun Ahn, Anil K Sood, Yeong-Min Park
Dentritic cell (DC)-based cancer immunotherapy faces challenges in both efficacy and practicality. However, DC-based vaccination requires multiple injections and elaborates ex vivo manipulation, which substantially limits their use. Therefore, we sought to develop a chitosan nanoparticle (CH-NP)-based platform for the next generation of vaccines to bypass the ex vivo manipulation and induce immune responses via active delivery of polyinosinic-polycytidylic acid sodium salt (poly I:C) to target Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) in endosomes...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910223/synthesis-and-preliminary-evaluation-of-a-99m-tc-labeled-folate-pamam-dendrimer-for-fr-imaging
#4
Manli Song, Zhide Guo, Mengna Gao, Changrong Shi, Duo Xu, Linyi You, Xiaowei Wu, Xinhui Su, Rongqiang Zhuang, Weimin Pan, Ting Liu, Xianzhong Zhang
Folate receptor is an ideal target for tumor-specific diagnostic and therapeutic. The aim of this study was to synthesize (99m) Tc-labeled folate-polyamidoamine dendrimer modified with 2-hydrazinonicotinic acid ((99m) Tc-HP3 FA) for FR imaging. The (99m) Tc-HP3 FA conjugate was prepared using N-tris-(hydroxymethyl)-methylglycine and trisodium triphenylphosphine-3,3',3″-trisulfonate as coligands. Physicochemical properties, in vitro cell uptake study, and in vivo micro-single-photon emission computed tomography/CT imaging were performed...
November 7, 2016: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910084/levosimendan-accelerates-recovery-in-patients-with-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy
#5
Mehmet Yaman, Ugur Arslan, Ahmet Kaya, Aytac Akyol, Fatih Ozturk, Yunus Emre Okudan, Adil Bayramoglu, Osman Bektas
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of levosimendan in takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TC). METHODS: The study was conducted in a retrospective design and 42 consecutive patients were enrolled in 6 cardiovascular centers in Turkey. The records of TC patients having left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) ≤ 35% were examined at admission, discharge and recovery period including their clinical and echocardiographic data were recorded...
December 2, 2016: Cardiology Journal
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/27909712/myocardial-perfusion-spect-2015-in-germany-results-of-the-7th-survey
#7
Oliver Lindner, Wolfgang Burchert, Wolfgang Schäfer, Marcus Hacker
AIM: The working group Cardiovascular Nuclear Medicine of the German Society of Nuclear Medicine presents the results of the 7th survey of myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) of the reporting year 2015. METHOD: 268 questionnaires (173 practices [PR], 67 hospitals [HO], 28 university hospitals [UH]) were evaluated. Results of the last survey from 2012 are set in squared brackets. RESULTS: MPS of 121 939 [105 941] patients were reported. 98 % [95 %] of all MPS were performed with Tc-99m radiopharmaceuticals and 2 % [5 %] with Tl-201...
December 2, 2016: Nuklearmedizin. Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909561/korean-solar-salts-reduce-obesity-and-alter-its-related-markers-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
#8
Jaehyun Ju, Jia-Le Song, Eui-Seong Park, Myoung-Sool Do, Kun-Young Park
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The aim of this experiments was to show anti-obesity effects of Korean solar salt from different salt fields in diet-induced obese mice. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Diet-induced obesity (DIO) was induced by a high-fat diet (HFD; 45% cal from fat) in C57BL/6J mice for eight weeks. The mice were fed with the designated diets (chow diet for Normal, HFD for Control, 0.47%-salt-mixed HFD for purified salt (PS), Guerande solar salt from France (SS-G), solar salt from Y salt field (SS-Y), solar salts from T salt field (SS-T) and S salt field (SS-S)) for another eight weeks...
December 2016: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909556/the-amelioration-of-plasma-lipids-by-korean-traditional-confectionery-in-middle-aged-women-a-cross-over-study-with-western-cookie
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Sun Hee Hong, Mijeong Kim, Minji Woo, Jeong Sook Noh, JaeHwan Lee, Lana Chung, Yeong Ok Song
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine whether plasma lipid profiles are affected differently by snack kinds with equal calorific values. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We compared a Korean traditional confectionery (dasik) with Western confectionery (cookie) in this regard. Controlled cross-over study consisted of two 3-week snack intake phases and for separating, a 2-week washout period (3-2-3) was carried out with 30 healthy women aged between 40-59 years old...
December 2016: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909491/idiopathic-vpc-distribution-of-foci-and-tips-of-ablation
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REVIEW
Jose C Pachon M Md PhD, Tasso J Lobo Md, Enrique I Pachon M Md, Tomas G Santillana P Md, Carlos Tc Pachon Md, Juan C Pachon M Md, Remy N Albornoz V Md, Juan C Zerpa A Md, Felipe A Ortencio Md
Idiopathic Ventricular Premature Contraction (VPC) is currently more routinely referred for electrophysiology evaluation. Usually it carries a good prognosis but, when symptomatic or suspected to produce ventricular dysfunction, will require treatment. Nowadays, RF ablation has great advantages over antiarrhythmic drugs. Classically the outflow tract (right or left), with the typical inferior axis with left (eventually right) bundle brunch block like ECG morphology, is considered the most frequent site of origin for idiopathic VPC, but with the widespread of EP procedures and advancement of technology making possible to map and ablate difficult locations, it is possible to see a growing and changing population referred for idiopathic VPC ablation, displaying that, almost any region of the heart may be source of this kind of arrhythmia that can be successfully treated...
April 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909351/new-precipitation-method-for-isolation-of-99m-tc-from-irradiated-100-mo-target
#11
M Gumiela, J Dudek, A Bilewicz
Technetium-99m is the most widely used radionuclide in nuclear medicine. This work describes the method to separate (99m)Tc from irradiated (100)Mo target. For this purpose we utilized formation of ammonium molybdenum phosphate (AMP) and have optimized the four parameters of the process. The proposed process is promising and allows fast separation of macroamounts of molybdenum without co-precipitation of (99m)Tc. The concentration of molybdenum in solution after precipitation of AMP was lower than 300 µg ml(-1)...
2016: Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909226/unique-cytokine-and-chemokine-responses-to-exertional-heat-stroke-in-mice
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Michelle A King, Lisa R Leon, Deborah A Morse, Thomas L Clanton
In heat stroke, cytokines are believed to play important roles in multi-organ dysfunction and recovery of damaged tissue. The time course of the cytokine response is well defined in passive heat stroke (PHS), but little is known about exertional heat stroke (EHS). In this study we used a recently developed mouse EHS model to measure the responses of circulating cytokines/chemokines and cytokine gene expression in muscle. A very rapid increase in circulating IL-6 was observed at max core temperature (Tc,max) that peaked at 0...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908786/distinct-requirements-of-wls-wnt9a-wnt5b-and-gpc4-in-regulating-chondrocyte-maturation-and-timing-of-endochondral-ossification
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Irving Tc Ling, Lucie Rochard, Eric C Liao
Formation of the mandible requires progressive morphologic change, proliferation, differentiation and organization of chondrocytes preceding osteogenesis. The Wnt signaling pathway is involved in regulating bone development and maintenance. Chondrocytes that are fated to become bone require Wnt to polarize and orientate appropriately to initiate the endochondral ossification program. Although the canonical Wnt signaling has been well studied in the context of bone development, the effects of non-canonical Wnt signaling in regulating the timing of cartilage maturation and subsequent bone formation in shaping ventral craniofacial structure is not fully understood...
November 28, 2016: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908779/lipoprotein-lipase-does-not-increase-significantly-in-the-postprandial-plasma
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Nobuyoshi Ishiyama, Kouji Sakamaki, Younosuke Shimomura, Kazuhiko Kotani, Kokoro Tsuzaki, Naoki Sakane, Kazuya Miyashita, Isao Fukamachi, Junji Kobayashi, Kimber L Stanhope, Peter J Havel, Keiko Kamachi, Akira Tanaka, Yoshiharu Tokita, Tetsuo Machida, Masami Murakami, Katsuyuki Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Previous reports have shown that lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity significantly increases in the postprandial plasma associated with the increase of TG-rich lipoproteins. Therefore, we have reexamined those relationships using newly developed LPL assay with the different kinds of food intake. METHODS: Standard meal (n=81), 50g of fat (n=54), 75g of glucose (n=25) and cookie (25g fat and 75g carbohydrate fat) (n=28) were administered in generally healthy volunteers...
November 28, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908622/biomonitoring-of-persistent-organic-pollutants-pops-in-child-populations-living-near-contaminated-sites-in-mexico
#15
R Flores-Ramírez, F J Pérez-Vázquez, M Rodríguez-Aguilar, S E Medellín-Garibay, E Van Brussel, A C Cubillas-Tejeda, L Carrizales-Yáñez, F Díaz-Barriga
The aim of this study was to conduct a POP biomonitoring programme for children in high-risk areas. We evaluated 247 serum samples from children between the ages of 6 and 12years old from two zones in Mexico: (1) indigenous zones, which included Cuatlamayan (CUA), Tocoy (TOC), and Santa Maria Picula (SAM); and (2) industrial zones, which included Tercera Chica (TC), Industrial San Luis (IND) and Rincon de San Jose (SJR); Mundo Nuevo (MN); and Alpuyeca (ALP). Our results showed that α-endosulfan was similar to CUA, TOC, SAM, TC and MN (178...
November 28, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908565/determinants-of-hyperhomocysteinemia-in-healthy-and-hypertensive-subjects-a-population-based-study-and-systematic-review
#16
REVIEW
Liyuan Han, Yanfen Liu, Changyi Wang, Linlin Tang, Xiaoqi Feng, Thomas Astell-Burt, Qi Wen, Donghui Duan, Nanjia Lu, Guodong Xu, Kaiyue Wang, Lu Zhang, Kaibo Gu, Sihan Chen, Jianping Ma, Tao Zhang, Dingyun You, Shiwei Duan
AIMS: Hyperhomocysteinemia (HHcy) is known to increase the risk of many diseases. Factors influencing HHcy in healthy and hypertensive subjects remain under-researched. METHODS: A large population-based study was conducted in 60 communities from Shenzhen, China. Responses to standardized questions on lifestyle factors and blood samples were collected from all participants after a 12-h overnight fast. Multiple linear and multivariate logistic regressions were used to explore risk factors for HHcy...
November 19, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908190/accuracy-reproducibility-and-uncertainty-analysis-of-thyroid-probe-based-activity-measurements-for-determination-of-dose-calibrator-settings
#17
Pedro L Esquinas, Jesse Tanguay, Marjorie Gonzalez, Milan Vuckovic, Cristina Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Urs O Häfeli, Anna Celler
PURPOSE: In the nuclear medicine department, the activity of radiopharmaceuticals is measured using dose calibrators (DCs) prior to patient injection. The DC consists of an ionization chamber that measures current generated by ionizing radiation (emitted from the radiotracer). In order to obtain an activity reading, the current is converted into units of activity by applying an appropriate calibration factor (also referred to as DC dial setting). Accurate determination of DC dial settings is crucial to ensure that patients receive the appropriate dose in diagnostic scans or radionuclide therapies...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908176/activity-cross-calibration-of-unsealed-radionuclides-utilizing-a-portable-ion-chamber
#18
Hans-Sonke Jans
PURPOSE: To present and evaluate an ion chamber-based method for the cross-calibration between sites of activity measurements of unsealed radionuclides. Notably, the method allows direct comparison of short lived (i.e., clinically used) radioisotopes and the cross-calibration of radionuclide activity meters (also known as "dose calibrators"). METHODS: A portable ion chamber has been designed which is easily shipped between sites, e.g., between a standards laboratory and a nuclear medicine department...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908147/strategies-for-ct-tissue-segmentation-for-monte-carlo-calculations-in-nuclear-medicine-dosimetry
#19
P E N Braad, T Andersen, S B Hansen, P F Høilund-Carlsen
PURPOSE: CT images are used for patient specific Monte Carlo treatment planning in radionuclide therapy. The authors investigated the impact of tissue classification, CT image segmentation, and CT errors on Monte Carlo calculated absorbed dose estimates in nuclear medicine. METHODS: CT errors as a function of patient size, CT reconstruction, and tube current modulation methods were assessed in a phantom experiment on a clinical CT system. The impact of tissue segmentation methods and CT number variations on EGSnrc Monte Carlo calculated absorbed dose distributions was assessed for (99m)Tc and (131)I in the ICRP/ICRU male phantom and in a patient PET/CT-scanned with (124)I prior to radioiodine therapy...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906917/efficacy-and-safety-of-tc-325-hemospraytm-for-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-at-middlemore-hospital-the-early-new-zealand-experience
#20
Hannah Giles, Dinesh Lal, Stephen Gerred, Paul Casey, Alasdair Patrick, Derek Luo, Ravinder Ogra
AIMS: A case series to review early experiences with HemosprayTM for a variety of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) at Middlemore Hospital. METHODS: HemosprayTM was administered therapeutically as first line or rescue at the discretion of the endoscopist. All cases of UGIB requiring HemosprayTM at Middlemore Hospital were identified to the investigator who undertook analysis of electronic and hard copy notes. RESULTS: Between October 2013 and July 2016, 36 patients were treated endoscopically with HemosprayTM...
December 2, 2016: New Zealand Medical Journal
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