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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526449/predictors-of-vaginal-delivery-in-medically-indicated-early-preterm-induction-of-labor
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Rachel A Sievert, Spencer G Kuper, Victoria C Jauk, Melissa Parrish, Joseph R Biggio, Lorie M Harper
BACKGROUND: When delivery is indicated prior to 34 weeks, many providers perform a cesarean delivery (CD) rather than induce labor based on perceptions of a high failure rate. Given the morbidity of CD, an accurate estimate of the success rate and factors associated with success in preterm induction of labor (IOL) is important in management decisions. OBJECTIVE: We sought to develop a prediction model for successful induction of labor in preterm patients using factors known at the time the decision is made to deliver...
May 16, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521472/cd117-expression-is-a-predictive-marker-for-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Tomohiko Sakabe, Junya Azumi, Tomohiro Haruki, Yoshihisa Umekita, Hiroshige Nakamura, Goshi Shiota
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for >85% of incidences of lung cancer, for which the predicted 5-year survival rates are low and recurrence rates remain high. Although it has been reported that the patients with SCLC cells that possess the cluster of differentiation (CD) 117 marker exhibited poor prognosis and poor response to chemotherapy, no studies concerning the association of CD117 expression with prognosis of the patients with NSCLC have been reported. An in vitro study reportedly revealed that CD117-positive cell populations in NSCLC cell lines exhibited cancer stem cell (CSC) phenotypes including self-renewal and chemoresistance...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488225/distribution-and-bioaccessibility-of-metals-in-urban-soils-of-kumasi-ghana
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Godfred Darko, Matt Dodd, Marian Asantewah Nkansah, Eugene Ansah, Yaw Aduse-Poku
To assess the potential risk associated with incidental ingestion of metal contaminants in soils from areas where most of the commercial activities are concentrated in Kumasi, Ghana, total and bioaccessible concentrations of metals were determined in surface soil samples. Arsenic, Cr, Cu, Pb, and Zn in some of the samples exceeded international environmental soil quality guidelines. The use of geoaccumulation and enrichment factor indices also indicated high contamination in select areas of the commercial hub...
June 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470440/-fifteen%C3%A2-years-of-the-histopathological-synovitis-score-review-and-further-developments-of%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-diagnostic-score
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V Krenn, G Perino, W Rüther, V T Krenn, M Huber, T Hügle, A Najm, S Müller, F Boettner, F Pessler, W Waldstein, J Kriegsmann, T Häupl, S Wienert, M G Krukemeyer, S Sesselmann, R Tikhilov, L Morawietz
The histopathological synovitis score evaluates in a graded approach, as is largely usual for diagnostic histopathological scores, the immunological and inflammatory changes caused by synovitis. A synovitis score of between 1 and ≤ 4 is classified as low-grade (osteoarthritis-related synovitis, post-traumatic synovitis, meniscopathy-related synovitis and synovitis in hemochromatosis). Synovitis scores of between ≥ 5 and 9 are classified as high-grade synovitis (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, Lyme's arthritis, post-infection/reactive arthritis and peripheral arthritis in Bechterew disease); sensitivity is 61...
May 3, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454269/bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells-under-influence-of-experimental-breast-cancer-and-physical-activity
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Douglas R Abdalla, Bruno B M Gomes, Eddie F C Murta, Márcia A Michelin
Immune cells are required in the immune response against tumours, although sometimes without success. The present study aimed to investigate dendritic cell (DC) maturation in animals with induced immunosuppression that were subjected to physical activity (PA). Immunosuppression was induced using 7,12-dimethyl-benzanthracene (DMBA). A total of 56 Balb/c mice were divided into four groups, including the control group, non-DMBA administered/PA group (GII), DMBA administered/non-PA group (GIII) and the DMBA administered/PA group (GIV)...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411431/simultaneous-removal-of-cd-ii-ni-ii-pb-ii-and-cu-ii-ions-via-their-complexation-with-hbansa-based-on-a-combined-ultrasound-assisted-and-cloud-point-adsorption-method-using-csg-bipo4-fepo4-as-novel-adsorbent-faas-detection-and-optimization-process
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Shadi Kheirandish, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Kheibar Dashtian, Ramin Jannesar, Morteza Montazerozohori, Faezeh Pourebrahim, Mohammad Ali Zare
Ultrasound irradiation, cloud point and adsorption methods were coupled to develop a new technique for the simultaneous removal of Cd(II), Ni(II), Pb(II) and Cu(II) ions after their complexation with (E)-4-((2-hydroxybenzylidene) amino) naphthalene-1-sulfonic acid (HBANSA). In order to reduce cost and improve practicability of process, chitosan gel (CSG) composited with bismuth(III) phosphate/iron(III) phosphate nanoparticles (CSG-BiPO4/FePO4) were hydrothermally synthesized followed by their characterization using FE-SEM, EDS and XRD analysis...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407309/cadmium-exposure-and-osteoporosis-a-population-based-study-and-benchmark-dose-estimation-in-southern-china
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Lv Yingjian, Wang Ping, Huang Rui, Liang Xuxia, Wang Peng, Tan Jianbin, Chen Zihui, Dun Zhongjun, Wang Jing, Jiang Qi, Wu Shixuan, Ling Haituan, Li Zhixue, Yang Xinfen
This study aimed to assess the association between osteoporosis and long-term environmental Cd exposure through diet in southern China. A total of 1116 subjects from a Cd-polluted area and a non-Cd-polluted area were investigated. All subjects met the criteria of having been living in the investigated area for more than 15 years and lived on a subsistence diet of rice and vegetables grown in that area. Besides bone mineral density, the levels of urinary markers of early renal impairment, such as urinary N-acetyl-β-D-glucosaminidase (NAG), α1 -microglobulin, β2 -microglobulin, and urinary albumin, were also determined...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402136/survey-of-discomfort-glare-from-the-headlamps-of-cars-widely-used-in-iran
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Ahmad Mehri, Somayeh Farhang Dehghan, Roohalah Hajizadeh, Seyed Abolfazl Zakerian, Hamzeh Mohammadi, Milad Abbasi
OBJECTIVE: In two-lane roads, a discomfort glare can cause annoyance, discomfort and inconvenience, stress and fatigue to drivers on the front line. This can cause accidents. The aim of this study is to evaluate the discomfort glare from the headlamps of cars widely used in Iran. METHODS: The discomfort glare of new vehicles including Pride Saba model GTX, Pride Model 131SL, Samand Soren, Peugeot 405, Megan, and Peugeot Pars was examined at distances of 5 to 100 metres and in background luminance of 50 cd/m(2) (late twilight / early dawn lighting) and 1 cd/m(2) (night time) by Schmidt-Clausen and Bindels model and de Boer subjective scale...
April 12, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387059/pouch-excision-indications-and-outcomes
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Amy L Lightner, Sheev Dattani, Eric J Dozois, Sara B Moncrief, John H Pemberton, Kellie L Mathis
INTRODUCTION: Resotrative proctolectomy (RPC) with Ileal-pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the procedure of choice for ulcerative colitis. Unfortunately, up to 10% of pouches will fail, requiring either reconstruction or excision. While several series have reported on the aetiology of pouch failure, no study to date has focused on the postoperative complications associated with pouch excision. METHODS: Patients who had excision of ileoanal reservoir with ileostomy (CPT code 45136) were included...
April 7, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383546/mosaic-trisomy-16-what-are-the-obstetric-and-long-term-childhood-outcomes
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Teresa N Sparks, Kao Thao, Mary E Norton
PURPOSE: To evaluate obstetric and neonatal outcomes as well as long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes and quality of life among prenatally detected cases of mosaic trisomy (MT16) and confined placental mosaicism (CPM) for trisomy 16. METHODS: We recruited participants for this cross-sectional study through an international registry of families with children diagnosed with MT16 or CPM. Parents were interviewed about expectations based on prenatal counseling as well as about actual perinatal outcomes, congenital anomalies, medical conditions, and school progress...
April 6, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379745/endoscopic-skipping-of-the-terminal-ileum-in-pediatric-crohn-disease
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Ishrat Mansuri, Joel G Fletcher, David H Bruining, Amy B Kolbe, Jeff L Fidler, Sunil Samuel, Jeanne Tung
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric small-bowel (SB) Crohn disease (CD) may be missed if the terminal ileum (TI) appears normal at endoscopy and SB imaging is not performed. We sought to estimate the prevalence and clinical characteristics of pediatric patients with CD and endoscopic skipping of the TI-that is, pediatric patients with active SB or upper gut inflammation and an endoscopically normal TI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included pediatric patients with CD who underwent both CT enterography (CTE) or MR enterography (MRE) and ileocolonoscopy within a 30-day period between July 2004 and April 2014...
April 5, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365844/characteristics-and-impacts-of-trace-elements-in-atmospheric-deposition-at-a-high-elevation-site-southern-china
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Xiaoling Nie, Yan Wang, Yaxin Li, Lei Sun, Tao Li, Minmin Yang, Xueqiao Yang, Wenxing Wang
To investigate the regional background trace element (TE) level in atmospheric deposition (dry and wet), TEs (Fe, Al, V, Cr, Mn, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Mo, Cd, Ba, and Pb) in 52 rainwater samples and 73 total suspended particles (TSP) samples collected in Mt. Lushan, Southern China, were analyzed using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The results showed that TEs in wet and dry deposition of the target area were significantly elevated compared within and outside China and the volume weight mean pH of rainwater was 4...
April 1, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340993/antimony-speciation-as-geochemical-tracer-for-anthropogenic-emissions-of-atmospheric-particulate-matter
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Daniel Sánchez-Rodas, Louay Alsioufi, Ana M Sánchez de la Campa, Yolanda González-Castanedo
The chemical composition of atmospheric particulate matter (PM) has been studied at the cities of Cordoba and Granada (South of Spain) between 2007 and 2013, considering urban background, traffic and industrial monitoring stations. The results of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) indicated that geochemical anomalies observed in the ambient air of Cordoba (mainly Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd) are closely related to the geochemical profile obtained from fugitive metallurgy emissions of brass industries. These findings have been confirmed performing an Sb speciation analysis of PM10 samples, which allowed to distinguish between Sb(III) and Sb(V)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340527/synthesis-and-adsorption-properties-of-4-vinylpyridine-and-styrene-copolymer-in-situ-immobilized-on-silica-surface
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E S Yanovska, L O Vretik, O A Nikolaeva, Y Polonska, D Sternik, O Yu Kichkiruk
Copolymer of 4-vinylpyridine with styrene was in situ immobilized on silica gel surface via the heterogeneous radical polymerization. Anchorage of the copolymer on the surface layer was confirmed by IR spectroscopy. The quantity of copolymer on the silica gel surface was evaluated as 25.73 wt.% by TG and DSC-MS analysis. "Islet" location of polymer layer on the silica surface was confirmed by the scanning electron microscopy. A high adsorption activity of silica gel with immobilized copolymer towards microquantitatives of Cu(II), Cd(II), Pb(II), Fe(III), and Ni(II) ions in steady state conditions as well as of Ni(II) ions in dynamic regime was found...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333328/the-time-course-of-diagnostic-delay-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-over-the-last-sixty-years-an-italian-multicentre-study
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Laura Cantoro, Antonio Di Sabatino, Claudio Papi, Giovanna Margagnoni, Sandro Ardizzone, Paolo Giuffrida, Diana Giannarelli, Alessandro Massari, Rita Monterubbianesi, Marco Vincenzo Lenti, Gino Roberto Corazza, Anna Kohn
Background and Aims: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients are still under-diagnosed or diagnosed with serious delay. We examined whether diagnostic delay (DD) in IBD has changed over the last 60 years, and explored the risk factors of longer DD. Methods: 3392 IBD patients recorded in the registry of four IBD Italian centres were divided according to the year of diagnosis into a historical cohort (HC: 1955-1984) and modern cohort (MC: 1985-2014). DD, i.e. time lapse between onset of symptoms indicative of IBD and definitive diagnosis, was divided into four sub-periods (0-6, 7-12, 13-24, >24 months) which were correlated with age and disease location/behaviour at diagnosis...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322969/arsenic-cadmium-mercury-sodium-and-potassium-concentrations-in-common-foods-and-estimated-daily-intake-of-the-population-in-valdivia-chile-using-a-total-diet-study
#16
Ociel Muñoz, Pedro Zamorano, Olga Garcia, José Miguel Bastías
This study was designed to estimate the dietary intake of total arsenic, inorganic arsenic, cadmium, mercury, sodium, and potassium by the general adult population (aged 18-65) of Valdivia, Chile. Calculations were based on a 24-h dietary recall survey. The highest dietary intake of t-As (73.0 μg/day), i-As (20.0 μg/day), Cd (18.0 μg/day), Hg (5.8 μg/day), Na(+) (3112.8 mg/day), and K(+) (2077.5 mg/day) were for 70-kg adults. Estimating carcinogenic risk (CR > 4 × 10(-4)) due to exposure to i-As indicated that consumers remain at low risk for cancer...
March 16, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320622/heavy-metal-concentrations-and-arsenic-speciation-in-animal-manure-composts-in-china
#17
Xinping Yang, Qian Li, Zhu Tang, Wenwen Zhang, Guanghui Yu, Qirong Shen, Fang-Jie Zhao
A nationwide survey of animal manure-based composts was carried out in China. Two hundred and twelve samples were collected and analyzed for the concentrations of 9 heavy metals or metalloids and arsenic (As) speciation. The concentrations of heavy metals vary widely (Zn 11.8-3692, Cu 3.6-916, Cr 0.7-6603, Ni 0.7-73, Pb 0.05-189, As 0.4-72, Co 0.1-94, Cd 0.01-8.7 and Hg 0.01-1.9mgkg(-1) dry weight). Compared with the maximum permissible values of the Chinese standard for organic fertilizers, 13.7% and 2.4% of the composts exceeded the limits for As (15mgkg(-1)) and Cd (3mgkg(-1)), respectively...
March 17, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317321/development-of-a-home-based-auditory-training-to-improve-speech-recognition-on-the-telephone-for-patients-with-cochlear-implants-a-randomized-trial
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Friedrich Ihler, Jenny Blum, Gino Steinmetz, Bernhard G Weiss, Stefan Zirn, Martin Canis
OBJECTIVES: Speech recognition on the telephone poses a challenge for patients with cochlear implants due to a reduced bandwidth of transmission. This trial evaluates a home-based auditory training with telephone-specific filtered speech material to improve sentence recognition. DESIGN: Randomized controlled parallel double-blind. SETTING: One tertiary referral center. PARTICIPANTS: 20 postlingually deafened patients with cochlear implants...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315037/incidence-of-and-risk-factors-for-free-bowel-perforation-in-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Jong Wook Kim, Ho-Su Lee, Byong Duk Ye, Suk-Kyun Yang, Sung Wook Hwang, Sang Hyoung Park, Dong-Hoon Yang, Kyung-Jo Kim, Jeong-Sik Byeon, Seung-Jae Myung, Yong Sik Yoon, Chang Sik Yu, Jin-Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: Incidence of and risk factors for intestinal free perforation (FP) in patients with Crohn's disease (CD) are not established. AIM: To establish rate of and risk factors for FP in a large cohort of CD patients. METHODS: Medical records of CD patients who visited Asan Medical Center from June 1989 to December 2012 were reviewed. After matching the FP patients to controls (1:4) by gender, year, and age at CD diagnosis, and disease location, their clinical characteristics were compared using conditional logistic regression analysis...
March 17, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294972/potential-impact-of-diet-on-treatment-effect-from-anti-tnf-drugs-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
Vibeke Andersen, Axel Kornerup Hansen, Berit Lilienthal Heitmann
We wanted to investigate the current knowledge on the impact of diet on anti-TNF response in inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), to identify dietary factors that warrant further investigations in relation to anti-TNF treatment response, and, finally, to discuss potential strategies for such investigations. PubMed was searched using specified search terms. One small prospective study on diet and anti-TNF treatment in 56 patients with CD found similar remission rates after 56 weeks among 32 patients with good compliance that received concomitant enteral nutrition and 24 with poor compliance that had no dietary restrictions (78% versus 67%, p = 0...
March 15, 2017: Nutrients
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