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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884928/expression-of-receptor-tyrosine-kinase-targets-pdgfr-%C3%AE-vegfr2-and-kit-in-canine-transitional-cell-carcinoma
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L Walters, O Martin, J Price, M M Sula
Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) is the most common neoplasia of the canine urinary tract. It tends to be locally invasive and has a moderate metastatic rate. Receptor tyrosine kinases (RTKs) play an important role in promoting cell growth, differentiation and regulation of cell function. RTK inhibitor toceranib phosphate has been used anecdotally to treat TCC. The goal of this study was to evaluate archived normal urinary bladder, TCC and cystitis bladder samples for expression of toceranib phosphate targets: VEGFR2, PDGFR-β and stem cell factor receptor (KIT)...
September 8, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878336/effect-of-gnrhr-polymorphisms-on-in-vitro-fertilization-and-embryo-transfer-in-patients-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
#2
Wei-Yan Chen, Yan-Qiu Du, Xia Guan, Hong-Yun Zhang, Ting Liu
We investigated the relationship between gonadotropin-releasing hormone receptor (GnRHR) gene polymorphisms and outcome of patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) undergoing in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET). PCOS patients undergoing IVF-ET were selected, and infertile patients due to dysfunctional oviducts served as controls. GnRHR gene polymorphisms were detected using the polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism assay. Gene-gene interaction and linkage disequilibrium tests were performed using the SHEsis software...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878160/diuretic-activity-of-compatible-triterpene-components-of-alismatis-rhizoma
#3
Xue Zhang, Xiao-Yan Li, Na Lin, Wan-Li Zhao, Xiao-Qiang Huang, Ying Chen, Ming-Qing Huang, Wen Xu, Shui-Sheng Wu
Alismatis rhizoma (AR), the dried rhizoma of Alisma orientale Juzepzuk (Alismataceae), is a traditional Chinese medicine. AR is an important part of many prescriptions and is commonly used as a diuretic agent in Asia. This study aimed to evaluate the diuretic effects of total triterpene extract (TTE) and triterpene component compatibility (TCC, the mixture of alisol B 23-acetate, alisol B, alisol A 24-acetate, alisol A, and alisol C 23-acetate) of AR in saline-loaded rats. The optimal diuretic TCC of AR was optimized using a uniform design...
September 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871659/overexpression-of-her-2-via-immunohistochemistry-in-canine-urinary-bladder-transitional-cell-carcinoma-a-marker-of-malignancy-and-possible-therapeutic-target
#4
F Millanta, J Impellizeri, L McSherry, G Rocchigiani, L Aurisicchio, G Lubas
Transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) is the most commonly diagnosed neoplasm in the urinary bladder. Distant metastases to the regional lymph nodes, lungs, abdominal organs or bones are noted in up to 50% of dogs at time of death. Surgical excision is often not practical as TCC typically involve the trigone of the bladder and/or occurs multifocally throughout the bladder with field cancerization. Therapeutic approaches are very challenging and the requirement to evaluate alternative therapeutic protocols that may prolong survival times in dogs bearing these tumours is compelling...
September 4, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868100/safety-and-feasibility-of-transcatheter-interruption-of-ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-using-the-cocoon-duct-occluder-immediate-results-and-mid-term-follow-up
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Santosh Kumar Sinha, Narendra Nath Khanna, Mahmadula Razi, Vinay Krishna, Mukesh Jitendra Jha, Vikas Mishra, Puneet Aggarwal, Amit Goel, Karandeep Singh, Ramesh Thakur, Lawrence Rajan, Chandra Mohan Varma
BACKGROUND: Limited data are available regarding safety and feasibility of transcatheter interruption of ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (RSOVA) using the Cocoon duct occluder (CDO) with immediate and mid-term follow-up result. METHODS: Transcatheter closure (TCC) was successfully done among eight patients, whereas five cases, not amenable to TCC, were referred for surgical correction among 13 consecutive patients of RSOVA at LPS Institute of Cardiology, Kanpur between January 2010 and March 2015...
August 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865418/odf4-magea3-and-mageb4-potential-biomarkers-in-patients-with-transitional-cell-carcinoma
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Mandana Afsharpad, Mohammad Reza Nowroozi, Mohsen Ayati, Mojtaba Saffari, Saeed Nemati, Elham Mohebbi, Leila Nekoohesh, Kazem Zendehdel, Mohammad Hossein Modarressi
Background: This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic value of outer dense fiber 4 (ODF4), melanoma-associated antigen A3 (MAGEA3), and MAGEAB4 mRNAs in transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), using a small amount of cell reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) on urinary exfoliated cells. Methods: We recruited a total of 105 suspected TCC patients and 54 sex- and age-matched non-TCC controls. The candidates’ genetic expression patterns were investigated with RT-PCR, while reverse transcription quantitative PCR was applied to quantify and compare each mRNA level between cases and control groups...
September 3, 2017: Iranian Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837926/triclosan-tcs-and-triclocarban-tcc-induce-systemic-toxic-effects-in-a-model-organism-the-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans
#7
Katrina A Lenz, Claire Pattison, Hongbo Ma
The broad application of triclosan (TCS) and triclocarban (TCC) as antimicrobials in household and personal care products has led to the concerns regarding their human health risk and environmental impact. Although many studies have examined the toxicological effects of these compounds to a wide range of aquatic organisms from algae to fish, their potential toxicity to an important model organism the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans has never been systematically investigated. Here we assessed the toxicological effects of TCS and TCC in C...
August 21, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832994/c4b-gene-influences-intestinal-microbiota-through-complement-activation-in-patients-with-pediatric-onset-inflammatory-bowel-disease
#8
Eija Nissilä, Katri Korpela, A Inkeri Lokki, Riitta Paakkanen, Sakari Jokiranta, Willem de Vos, Marja-Liisa Lokki, Kaija-Leena Kolho, Seppo Meri
Complement C4 genes are linked to pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (PIBD), but the mechanisms have remained unclear. We examined the influence of C4B gene number on intestinal microbiota and in vitro serum complement activation by intestinal microbes in PIBD patients. Complement C4A and C4B gene numbers were determined by genomic RT-PCR from 64 patients with PIBD (Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis). The severity of the disease course was determined from fecal calprotectin levels. Intestinal microbiota was assessed using the HITChip microarray...
August 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821718/high-energy-storage-density-over-a-broad-temperature-range-in-sodium-bismuth-titanate-based-lead-free-ceramics
#9
Haibo Yang, Fei Yan, Ying Lin, Tong Wang, Fen Wang
A series of (1-x)Bi0.48La0.02Na0.48Li0.02Ti0.98Zr0.02O3-xNa0.73Bi0.09NbO3 ((1-x)LLBNTZ-xNBN) (x = 0-0.14) ceramics were designed and fabricated using the conventional solid-state sintering method. The phase structure, microstructure, dielectric, ferroelectric and energy storage properties of the ceramics were systematically investigated. The results indicate that the addition of Na0.73Bi0.09NbO3 (NBN) could decrease the remnant polarization (P r ) and improve the temperature stability of dielectric constant obviously...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800712/outcomes-achieved-with-use-of-a-prefabricated-roll-on-total-contact-cast
#10
Jonathan F Arnold, Valerie Marmolejo
BACKGROUND: The total contact cast (TCC) is considered the gold standard for offloading of plantar diabetic foot ulcerations, yet its use remains suboptimal for a variety of reasons. Prefabricated TCC systems have been developed to help enhance TCC use. The primary objective of this study was to determine if healing rates obtained with use of a prefabricated roll-on TCC were similar to those reported with conventional TCC use. Secondary outcomes measured were the incidence of iatrogenic ulceration, amputation, and recurrent ulceration, and patient tolerance of the device...
August 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797757/micro-textured-films-for-reducing-microbial-colonization-in-a-clinical-setting
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Alon R Mendez, Thean Yen Tan, Hong Yee Low, Katja Holtta Otto, Helena Tan, Xiaojuan Khoo
Transmission of microbes in the hospital environment occurs frequently through human interactions with high touch surfaces such as patient beds and over-bed tables. Although stringent cleaning routines are implemented as a preventive measure to minimize transmission of microbes, it is desirable to have high touch surfaces made of anti-microbial materials. Physical texturing of solid surfaces offers a non-bactericidal approach to control the colonization of such surfaces by microbes. This study investigated the efficacy of micro-textured polycarbonate (PC) films in reducing bacterial load on over-bed tables in a hospital ward...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792966/maternal-exposure-to-an-environmentally-relevant-dose-of-triclocarban-results-in-perinatal-exposure-and-potential-alterations-in-offspring-development-in-the-mouse-model
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Heather A Enright, Miranda J S Falso, Michael A Malfatti, Victoria Lao, Edward A Kuhn, Nicholas Hum, Yilan Shi, Ana Paula Sales, Kurt W Haack, Kristen S Kulp, Bruce A Buchholz, Gabriela G Loots, Graham Bench, Kenneth W Turteltaub
Triclocarban (TCC) is among the top 10 most commonly detected wastewater contaminants in both concentration and frequency. Its presence in water, as well as its propensity to bioaccumulate, has raised numerous questions about potential endocrine and developmental effects. Here, we investigated whether exposure to an environmentally relevant concentration of TCC could result in transfer from mother to offspring in CD-1 mice during gestation and lactation using accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). 14C-TCC (100 nM) was administered to dams through drinking water up to gestation day 18, or from birth to post-natal day 10...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773986/nanoindentation-characterization-of-a-ternary-clay-based-composite-used-in-ancient-chinese-construction
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Dongwei Hou, Guoping Zhang, Rohit Raj Pant, Jack S Shen, Mingming Liu, Hao Luo
Ternary clay-based composite material (TCC), composed of lime, clay and sand, and usually modified with sticky rice and other organic compounds as additives, was widely used historically in Chinese construction and buildings due to its high mechanical performance. In this study, to gain an insight into the micromechanical mechanism of this cementitious material, the nanomechanical properties and volume fraction of mechanically different phases of the binder matrix are derived from the analysis of grid nanoindentation tests...
October 26, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771518/cholecystectomy-can-increase-the-risk-of-colorectal-cancer-a-meta-analysis-of-10-cohort-studies
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Yong Zhang, Hao Liu, Li Li, Min Ai, Zheng Gong, Yong He, Yunlong Dong, Shuanglan Xu, Jun Wang, Bo Jin, Jianping Liu, Zhaowei Teng
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to elucidate the effects of cholecystectomy on the risk of colorectal cancer (CRC) by conducting a meta-analysis of 10 cohort studies. METHODS: The eligible cohort studies were selected by searching the PubMed and EMBASE databases from their origination to June 30, 2016, as well as by consulting the reference lists of the selected articles. Two authors individually collected the data from the 10 papers. When the data showed marked heterogeneity, we used a random-effects model to estimate the overall pooled risk; otherwise, a fixed effects model was employed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759793/modelling-recovery-of-ammonium-from-urine-by-electro-concentration-in-a-3-chamber-cell
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Emma Thompson Brewster, Johannes Jermakka, Stefano Freguia, Damien J Batstone
Electro-concentration enables treatment and nutrient recovery from source-separated urine, and is a potential technology for on-site treatment using a 3 compartment configuration that has anode, cathode and middle concentrate compartments. There is a particular focus on driving concentration towards the precipitation threshold in the concentrate compartment to generate solid ammonium salts, including ammonium bicarbonate. To evaluate controlling mechanisms and the feasibility of achieving high concentrations, a dynamic mechanistic model was developed and validated using experiments with synthetic urine...
July 20, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746232/the-effect-of-topical-thiocolchicoside-in-preventing-and-reducing-the-increase-of-muscle-tone-stiffness-and-soreness-a-real-life-study-on-top-level-road-cyclists-during-stage-competition
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Marco Gervasi, Davide Sisti, Piero Benelli, Eneko Fernández-Peña, Cinzia Calcabrini, Marco B L Rocchi, Luigi Lanata, Michela Bagnasco, Andrea Tonti, Stocchi Vilberto, Piero Sestili
In professional road cyclists, the majority of overuse injuries affect the lower limbs and are mostly represented by contractures or muscle shortening, characterized by an increase of tone and stiffness and a variation of elasticity. Treatment and prevention of these specific conditions may include physical, supplementary, and pharmacologic support. The aim of this real-life study was to determine: first, the alterations of tone, stiffness, elasticity, and soreness of rectus femoris (RF) and biceps femoris (BF) in top class cyclists engaged in 3 multistage races, and second, whether any variable in the management of the athletes may affect the prevention and/or reduction of such alterations...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745692/-changes-in-the-complement-system-in-membranoproliferative-glomerulonephritis
#17
V A Yurova, L A Bobrova, N L Kozlovskaya, Yu V Korotchaeva, A G Serova, L V Kozlov, S S Andina, K A Demyanova, A M Kuchieva, S V Roshchupkina
AIM: To compare the clinical manifestations membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN) in its idiopathic variant, lupus nephritis (LN), and C3 glomerulopathy (C3-GP), by comparing them with changes in the complement system. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The clinic of nephrology followed up 42 patients with different types of MPGN in 2013 to 2015. The study included 35 patients divided into 3 groups: 1) 8 patients with C3-GP, 2) 13 with idiopathic MPGN; 3) 14 with Class IV LN...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744142/sex-related-differences-in-clinicopathological-features-and-survival-of-patients-with-primary-urethral-carcinoma-a-population-based-study
#18
Yong Wei, Yu-Peng Wu, Ning Xu, Xiao-Dong Li, Shao-Hao Chen, Hai Cai, Qing-Shui Zheng, Xue-Yi Xue
PURPOSE: To analyze the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) database to determine the effects of sex and prognostic factors on the survival of patients with primary urethral carcinoma (PUC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We selected 453 patients diagnosed with PUC from 2004 to 2013 from the SEER database. Statistical analysis was used to identify sex-specific differences associated with tumor characteristics and cancer-specific survival (CSS) and overall survival (OS)...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736535/mind-body-practice-changes-fractional-amplitude-of-low-frequency-fluctuations-in-intrinsic-control-networks
#19
Gao-Xia Wei, Zhu-Qing Gong, Zhi Yang, Xi-Nian Zuo
Cognitive control impairment is a typical symptom largely reported in populations with neurological disorders. Previous studies have provided evidence about the changes in cognitive control induced by mind-body training. However, the neural correlates underlying the effect of extensive mind-body practice on cognitive control remain largely unknown. Using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging, we characterized dynamic fluctuations in large-scale intrinsic connectivity networks associated with mind-body practice, and examined their differences between healthy controls and Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) practitioners...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733008/highly-transparent-cerium-doped-gadolinium-gallium-aluminum-garnet-ceramic-prepared-with-precursors-fabricated-by-ultrasonic-enhanced-chemical-co-precipitation
#20
Ji-Yun Zhang, Zhao-Hua Luo, Hao-Chuan Jiang, Jun Jiang, Chun-Hua Chen, Jing-Xian Zhang, Zhen-Zhen Gui, Na Xiao
Cerium doped gadolinium gallium aluminum garnet (GGAG:Ce) ceramic precursors have been synthesized with an ultrasonic chemical co-precipitation method (UCC) and for comparison with a traditional chemical co-precipitation method (TCC). The effect of ultra-sonication on the morphology of powders and the transmittance of GGAG:Ce ceramics are studied. The results indicate that the UCC method can effectively improve the homogenization and sinterability of GGAG:Ce powders, which contribute to obtain high transparent GGAG ceramic with the highest transmittance of 81%...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
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