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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722287/plasma-thiobarbituric-acid-reactive-substances-tbars-in-young-adults-obesity-increases-fasting-levels-only-in-men-whereas-glucose-ingestion-and-not-protein-or-lipid-intake-increases-postprandial-concentrations-regardless-of-sex-and-obesity
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Rafael Montes-Nieto, María Insenser, Mora Murri, Elena Fernández-Durán, Miriam Ojeda-Ojeda, M Ángeles Martínez-García, Manuel Luque-Ramírez, Héctor F Escobar-Morreale
SCOPE: Oxidative stress and damage participate in the pathophysiology of obesity and its metabolic complications. We studied the influence of sex, obesity and ingestion of different macronutrients on fasting and postprandial thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), which can be considered as an index of lipid peroxidation and oxidative damage. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 19 men and 17 women, out of whom 9 men and 8 women had obesity. We collected blood samples in the fasting state and, on alternate days, following the ingestion of 300 kcal in the form of glucose, lipids or proteins...
July 19, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696894/preference-of-aerosolized-pirfenidone-to-oral-intake-an-experimental-model-of-pulmonary-fibrosis-by-paraquat
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Rokhsana Rasooli, Hamid Rajaian, Abbas Pardakhty, Ali Mandegary
BACKGROUND: Inhalation drug delivery is a fast, effective, and safe route of delivering medication directly to the lungs. Thanks to the large surface area and highly vascularized epithelium in lung, pulmonary drug delivery has been considered as an effective route to deliver drugs to the systemic circulation. Pirfenidone (PF), an oral antifibrotic agent, has been shown to slow down the progression of the lung fibrosis. Inhalation or intrapulmonary delivery of PF appears to be a good alternative to optimize drug delivery and minimize the dosage, adverse and nonspecific effects...
July 11, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695267/impact-of-an-alternative-steroid-on-the-relative-bioavailability-and-bioequivalence-of-a-novel-versus-the-originator-formulation-of-abiraterone-acetate
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Azra Hussaini, Anthony J Olszanski, Cy A Stein, Bill Bosch, Paul Nemeth
PURPOSE: The originator abiraterone acetate (OAA) formulation is used for the treatment of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). This study evaluated the bioavailability and bioequivalence of a novel formulation, abiraterone acetate fine particle (AAFP), versus OAA on a steady-state background of steroids. METHODS: Thirty-seven healthy male subjects were randomized in a crossover design to receive methylprednisolone (4 mg twice daily) or prednisone (5 mg twice daily) for 12 days in Period 1...
July 10, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638110/a-novel-and-effective-method-to-generate-human-porcine-specific-regulatory-t-cells-with-high-expression-of-il-10-tgf-%C3%AE-1-and-il-35
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Mingqian Li, Judith Eckl, Christiane Geiger, Dolores J Schendel, Heike Pohla
Organ transplantation remains the most effective treatment for patients with late stage organ failure. Transgenic pigs provide an alternative organ donor source to the limited availability of human organs. However, cellular rejection still remains to be the obstacle for xenotransplantation. Superior to other methods, antigen-specific regulatory T cells (Treg) alleviate cellular rejection with fewer side effects. Here we demonstrate the use of a fast method to provide tolerogenic dendritic cells (tolDC) that can be used to generate effective porcine-specific Treg cells (PSTreg)...
June 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636262/increased-renal-concentrating-ability-after-long-term-oral-desmopressin-lyophilisate-treatment-contributes-to-continued-success-for-monosymptomatic-nocturnal-enuresis
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Hirokazu Ikeda, Tsuneki Watanabe, Keiichi Isoyama
OBJECTIVES: To investigate renal concentrating ability after long-term fast-melting oral desmopressin lyophilisate treatment in children with monosymptomatic nocturnal enuresis. METHODS: The present retrospective study involved 58 children (43 boys, 15 girls; aged 6-12 years) with nocturnal enuresis receiving oral desmopressin lyophilisate. After treatment for 4 weeks with a complete response, patients were placed on a reduced dose of 120 μg on alternate days. Moring urine osmolality was measured using urine samples obtained after medication and non-medication dry nights...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Urology: Official Journal of the Japanese Urological Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619129/randomized-two-way-crossover-bioequivalence-study-of-levamlodipine-besylate-tablets-in-healthy-chinese-subjects%C3%A2
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Su-Mei Xu, Yu-Lu Wang, Dan Li, Xiao-Min Li, Dai Li, Ping-Sheng Xu
OBJECTIVE: The present bioequivalence study was designed to compare the newly-developed levamlodipine besylate 2.5-mg tablet (test) with that of its 2.5-mg marketed counterpart (reference) in healthy Chinese adult male volunteers. METHODS: A single-dose, randomized, open-label, two-period, and two-treatment self-crossover study was conducted in healthy Chinese volunteers after informed consent was obtained. In each part of the study, the subjects were randomly assigned to receive the test or reference product (5 mg levamlodipine) in a 1 : 1 ratio, and then received the alternative product, following a 14-day washout period...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599043/ketones-and-human-performance
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Jonathan M Scott, Patricia A Deuster
Everyone is seeking nutritional strategies that might benefit performance. One approach receiving much attention is ketones, or ketosis. Ketones are very simple compounds made of hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen, and ketosis is a metabolic state whereby the body uses predominantly ketones. Ketosis can be achieved by fasting for longer than 72 hours or by following a very lowcarbohydrate, high-fat diet (ketogenic diet) for several days to weeks. Alternatively, ketone supplements purportedly induce ketosis rapidly and do not require strict adherence to any specific type of diet; however, much of the touted benefits are anecdotal...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598045/soft-drinks-consumption-and-the-risk-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Zeba Siddiqi, Ritu Karoli, Jalees Fatima, Sachin Khanduri, Shishir Varshneya, Sara Sabina Ahmad
INTRODUCTION: The increased consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has been implicated in the increased incidence of obesity and metabolic syndrome Little of the research on sugar-sweetened beverage intake has examined the consumption patterns of sugared beverages by college students, despite the vulnerabilities of this population to weight gain. The current study sought to characterize sugar-sweetened beverage intake of undergraduate students who belong to high socio-economic strata and to study its correlation with presence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease...
May 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579695/self-powered-autonomous-biological-oxygen-demand-biosensor-for-online-water-quality-monitoring
#9
Grzegorz Pasternak, John Greenman, Ioannis Ieropoulos
Standard Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) analysis requires 5 days to complete. To date, microbial fuel cell biosensors used as an alternative method for BOD assessment requires external apparatus, which limits their use for on-line monitoring in remote, off-grid locations. In this study, a self-powered, floating biosensor was developed for online water quality monitoring. This approach eliminated the need for external apparatus and maintenance that would otherwise be required by other techniques. The biosensor was able to detect urine in freshwater and turn ON a visual and sound cues (85 dB)...
June 2017: Sensors and Actuators. B, Chemical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538017/feasibility-study-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-with-modified-weekly-nab-paclitaxel-and-carboplatin-for-completely-resected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-fast-nab
#10
Hisashi Saji, Hideki Marushima, Tomoyuki Miyazawa, Hiroki Sakai, Hiroyuki Kimura, Noriaki Kurimoto, Haruhiko Nakamura
The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of adjuvant administration of nab-paclitaxel (nab-P) plus carboplatin and for completely resected patients with stage IB, II, and IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (FAST-nab study, UMIN000011225). Twenty-nine eligible NSCLC patients received surgical resection for pathological stage IB, II, or IIIA, followed by postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy with modified 3-week cycles of either nab-P (100 mg/m) on days 1 and 8, followed by carboplatin area (area under the curve=6) on day 1...
August 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515159/intermittent-fasting-pretreatment-prevents-cognitive-impairment-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion
#11
Yuan Hu, Ying Yang, Miao Zhang, Min Deng, Jun-Jian Zhang
Background: Whether intermittent fasting (IF) pretreatment can prevent vascular cognitive dysfunction remains unknown to our knowledge.Objective: We investigated the effects and underlying mechanisms of IF pretreatment on cognitive dysfunction in a permanent 2-vessel occlusion (2VO) vascular dementia rat model.Methods: Male Wistar rats weighing 200 g were subjected to either IF or ad libitum feeding for 12 wk before 2VO surgery. Rats in the IF protocol underwent alternative-day feed deprivation (FD). Memory of the animals was assessed by using the Morris water maze (MWM) and the novel object recognition (NOR) test 6 wk after the surgery...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512155/functional-high-intensity-training-improves-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-function-in-adults-with-type-2-diabetes
#12
Stephan Nieuwoudt, Ciarán E Fealy, Julie A Foucher, Amanda R Scelsi, Steven K Malin, Mangesh R Pagadala, Michael Rocco, Bartolome Burguera, John P Kirwan
Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is characterized by reductions in β-cell function and insulin secretion on the background of elevated insulin resistance. Aerobic exercise has been shown to improve β-cell function, despite a subset of T2D patients displaying "exercise resistance". Further investigations into the effectiveness of alternate forms of exercise on β-cell function in the T2D patient population are needed. We examined the effect of a novel 6-week CrossFit™ Functional High Intensity Training (F-HIT) intervention on β-cell function in 12 sedentary adults with clinically diagnosed T2D (54±2 years, 166±16 mg/dL fasting glucose)...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495662/the-development-validation-and-user-evaluation-of-foodbook24-a-web-based-dietary-assessment-tool-developed-for-the-irish-adult-population
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Claire M Timon, Richard J Blain, Breige McNulty, Laura Kehoe, Katie Evans, Janette Walton, Albert Flynn, Eileen R Gibney
BACKGROUND: The application of technology in the area of dietary assessment has resulted in the development of an array of tools, which are often specifically designed for a particular country or region. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to describe the development, validation, and user evaluation of a Web-based dietary assessment tool "Foodbook24." METHODS: Foodbook24 is a Web-based, dietary assessment tool consisting of a 24-hour dietary recall (24HDR) and food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) alongside supplementary questionnaires...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483633/gastric-modulation-of-startle-eye-blink
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André Schulz, Zoé van Dyck, Annika P C Lutz, Silke Rost, Claus Vögele
Previous assessment methods of gastric interoception either rely on self-reports, or imply invasive procedures. We investigated the reliability of startle methodology as a non-invasive alternative for the assessment of afferent gastric signals. Twenty-four participants were tested on three separate days, on which they were requested to ingest water (either 0, 300 or 600ml), after 8h of fasting. On each assessment day, eye blink responses (EMG) to 10 acoustic startle stimuli (105dB) were assessed at 4 measurement points (before, 0, 7, 14min...
May 5, 2017: Biological Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477230/a-matched-case-control-comparison-of-hospital-costs-and-outcomes-for-knee-replacement-patients-admitted-postoperatively-to-acute-care-versus-rehabilitation
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Brian K Tse, Tessa L Walters, Steven K Howard, T Edward Kim, Stavros G Memtsoudis, Eric C Sun, Alex Kou, Lorrie Graham, Robert King, Edward R Mariano
For select total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients, we have established an alternative pathway to bypass the acute care surgical ward and directly admit patients from the post-anesthesia care unit to on-campus rehabilitation. We retrospectively examined whether this 'fast track' pathway decreased costs and improved patient outcomes. After reviewing records of consecutive primary unilateral TKA patients over a 15-month period, each patient admitted to rehabilitation was matched with a control admitted to the acute care ward...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465314/alternate-day-fasting-is-no-better-for-weight-loss-than-conventional-diets-study-finds
#16
Jacqui Wise
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May 2, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460350/spheroidal-formation-preserves-human-stem-cells-for-prolonged-time-under-ambient-conditions-for-facile-storage-and-transportation
#17
Bin Jiang, Li Yan, Zhengqiang Miao, Enqin Li, Koon Ho Wong, Ren-He Xu
Human stem cells are vulnerable to unfavorable conditions, and their transportation relies on costly and inconvenient cryopreservation. We report here that human mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) in spheroids survived ambient conditions (AC) many days longer than in monolayer. Under AC, the viability of MSC in spheroids remained >90% even after seven days, whereas MSC in monolayer mostly died fast. AC-exposed MSC spheroids, after recovery under normal monolayer culture conditions with controlled carbon dioxide and humidity contents, resumed typical morphology and proliferation, and retained differentiating and immunosuppressive capabilities...
April 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459931/effect-of-alternate-day-fasting-on-weight-loss-weight-maintenance-and-cardioprotection-among-metabolically-healthy-obese-adults-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
John F Trepanowski, Cynthia M Kroeger, Adrienne Barnosky, Monica C Klempel, Surabhi Bhutani, Kristin K Hoddy, Kelsey Gabel, Sally Freels, Joseph Rigdon, Jennifer Rood, Eric Ravussin, Krista A Varady
Importance: Alternate-day fasting has become increasingly popular, yet, to date, no long-term randomized clinical trials have evaluated its efficacy. Objective: To compare the effects of alternate-day fasting vs daily calorie restriction on weight loss, weight maintenance, and risk indicators for cardiovascular disease. Design, Setting, and Participants: A single-center randomized clinical trial of obese adults (18 to 64 years of age; mean body mass index, 34) was conducted between October 1, 2011, and January 15, 2015, at an academic institution in Chicago, Illinois...
July 1, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442892/bioequivalence-study-of-a-new-sildenafil-100-mg-orodispersible-film-compared-to-the-conventional-film-coated-100-mg-tablet-administered-to-healthy-male-volunteers
#19
Milko Radicioni, Chiara Castiglioni, Andrea Giori, Irma Cupone, Valeria Frangione, Stefano Rovati
A new orodispersible film formulation of the phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitor, sildenafil, has been developed to examine the advantages of an orally disintegrating film formulation and provide an alternative to the current marketed products for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The pharmacokinetics of the sildenafil 100 mg orodispersible film (IBSA) was compared to that of the conventional marketed 100 mg film-coated tablet (Viagra(®)) after single-dose administration to 53 healthy male volunteers (aged 18-51 years) in a randomized, open, two-way crossover bioequivalence study...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400146/comparison-of-four-brief-depression-screening-instruments-in-ovarian-cancer-patients-diagnostic-accuracy-using-traditional-versus-alternative-cutpoints
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Eileen H Shinn, Alan Valentine, George Baum, Cindy Carmack, Kelly Kilgore, Diane Bodurka, Karen Basen-Engquist
OBJECTIVES: We compared the diagnostic accuracy of 4 depression screening scales, using traditional and alternative scoring methods, to the gold standard Structured Clinical Interview-DSM IV major depressive episode (MDE) in ovarian cancer patients on active treatment. METHODS: At the beginning of a new chemotherapy regimen, ovarian cancer patients completed the following surveys on the same day: the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D), the Beck Depression Inventory Fast-Screen for Primary Care (BDI-FastScreen), the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), and a 1-item screener ("Are you depressed?")...
June 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
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