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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334308/neuromuscular-degenerative-effects-of-ankaferd-blood-stopper%C3%A2-in-mouse-sciatic-nerve-model
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Ramazan Üstün, Elif Kaval Oğuz, Çağrı Delilbaşı, Ayşe Şeker, Filiz Taşpınar, Mehmet Reşit Öncü, Ahmet Regaip Oğuz
Purpose Ankaferd Blood Stopper® (ABS), a licenced medicinal herbal extract, is commonly used as an effective topical haemostatic agent. This study is designed to investigate whether topical ABS application may cause peripheral nerve degeneration and neuromuscular dysfunction in a mouse sciatic nerve model. Methods Twenty mice were randomly divided into two groups; an ABS treated experimental group and a saline-treated control group. Left sciatic nerves were treated with 0.3 ml of ABS in the experimental group and 0...
January 15, 2018: Somatosensory & Motor Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334214/quality-of-life-and-its-influencing-factors-of-couples-referred-to-an-infertility-center-in-shiraz-iran
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Bahia Namavar Jahromi, Mahsa Mansouri, Sedighe Forouhari, Tahere Poordast, Alireza Salehi
In this article which was published in Int J Fertil Steril, Vol 11, No 4, Jan-Mar 2018, on pages 293-297, the "Duration of tducation (male)" was misspelled in Table 1. The corrected one is "Duration of education (male)". In the sentence "These differences might be related to the use of a fertility-specific instrument (FertiQoL) in the study by Huppelschoten et al. (23) and the current study compared to the general QoL assessment instrument by Chachamovich et al. (24) and Rashidi et al. (15)." Which was at the page of 296 in the discussion section, the word "generic" was corrected in to "general"...
April 2018: International Journal of Fertility & Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333553/microwave-assisted-synthesis-of-tempo-labeled-hydrogels-traceable-with-mri
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Emanuele Mauri, Edoardo Micotti, Arianna Rossetti, Lucio Melone, Simonetta Papa, Giulia Azzolini, Stefano Rimondo, Pietro Veglianese, Carlo Punta, Filippo Rossi, Alessandro Sacchetti
Polymer functionalization strategies have recently attracted considerable attention for several applications in biomaterials science. In particular, technological advancements in medical imaging have focused on the design of polymeric matrices to improve non-invasive approaches and diagnostic accuracy. In this scenario, the use of microwave irradiation of aqueous solutions containing appropriate combinations of polymers is gaining increasing interest in the synthesis of sterile hydrogels without using monomers, eliminating the need to remove unreacted species...
January 15, 2018: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333335/recommendations-for-contraception-examining-the-role-of-patients-age-and-race
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Amanda Williams, Kasey Kajiwara, Reni Soon, Jennifer Salcedo, Mary Tschann, Jennifer Elia, Kristin Pauker, Bliss Kaneshiro
The literature suggests that women of different races are more or less likely to use certain contraceptive methods and patient race can influence which contraceptive recommendations a provider makes. To explore whether health care providers treat individuals of different races differently, we conducted a preliminary investigation on whether medical students recommended different contraceptive methods for hypothetical patients presenting with the same clinical features who only varied by race. Third- and fourth-year medical students (n=103) at the University of Hawai'i completed an online survey...
January 2018: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332167/non-coding-rnas-and-plant-male-sterility-current-knowledge-and-future-prospects
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REVIEW
Ankita Mishra, Abhishek Bohra
Latest outcomes assign functional role to non-coding (nc) RNA molecules in regulatory networks that confer male sterility to plants. Male sterility in plants offers great opportunity for improving crop performance through application of hybrid technology. In this respect, cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) and sterility induced by photoperiod (PGMS)/temperature (TGMS) have greatly facilitated development of high-yielding hybrids in crops. Participation of non-coding (nc) RNA molecules in plant reproductive development is increasingly becoming evident...
January 13, 2018: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331341/effects-of-the-gut-liver-axis-on-ischemia-mediated-hepatocellular-carcinoma-recurrence-in-the-mouse-liver
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Lorenzo A Orci, Stéphanie Lacotte, Vaihere Delaune, Florence Slits, Graziano Oldani, Vladimir Lazarevic, Carlo Rossetti, Laura Rubbia-Brandt, Philippe Morel, Christian Toso
BACKGROUND & AIMS: There is growing evidence that liver graft ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) is a risk factor for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence, but the involved mechanisms are unclear. Here, we tested the hypothesis that mesenteric congestion due to portal blood flow interruption induces endotoxin-mediated Toll-Like Receptor 4 (Tlr4) engagement, resulting in elevated liver cancer burden. We also assessed the role of remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC) in this context. METHODS: C57Bl/6j mice were exposed to standardized models of liver I/R injury and RIPC, by occluding hepatic and femoral blood vessels...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331080/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-novel-oxazaborine-inhibitors-of-the-nlrp3-inflammasome
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Alex George Baldwin, Victor S Tapia, Tessa Swanton, Claire S White, James A Beswick, David Brough, Sally Freeman
The NLRP3 inflammasome is an important regulator of the sterile inflammatory response and its activation by host-derived sterile molecules leads to the intracellular activation of caspase-1, processing of the pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin-1β (IL 1β)/IL-18, and pyroptotic cell death. Inappropriate activation of NLRP3 drives a chronic inflammatory response and is implicated in several non-communicable diseases, including gout, atherosclerosis, type II diabetes and Alzheimer's disease. In this study, we report the design, synthesis and biological evaluation of novel boron compounds (NBCs) as NLRP3 inflammasome inhibitors...
January 13, 2018: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330692/a-new-method-for-the-in-vitro-determination-of-the-bile-tolerance-of-potentially-probiotic-lactobacilli
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Peng-Li Hu, Ya-Hong Yuan, Tian-Li Yue, Chun-Feng Guo
A new in vitro method was developed to determine the bile tolerance of potentially probiotic lactobacilli. The overnight culture of various lactobacilli strains was inoculated into sterile, half-strength MRS broth supplemented with and without 0.3% (wt/vol) oxgall, buffered with 0.1 M sodium phosphate buffer at a final pH of 7.3, and incubated at 37 °C for 12 h under anaerobic conditions. The bile tolerance ability of the lactobacilli strains was expressed as the percentage of the propagation generations of the bacterial cells in the presence of oxgall to those in the absence of oxgall...
January 12, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330277/bancroftian-filariasis-associated-with-male-sterility
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Dwijesh Kumar Panda, Devi Prasad Mohapatra
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330276/cutaneous-mycobacterium-massiliense-infection-from-tattooing-a-common-yet-under-reported-and-persistent-epidemic-hazard-for-dermatologists
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Lymaries Velez, Jennifer Harb, Stephanie Anuszewski, Stanton Wesson
Tattoo popularity continues to rise, with 3 in 10 Americans bearing at least one. Among tattoo complications, non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) has emerged as a global public health concern. NTM infections associated with tattooing of immunocompetent individuals have occurred as sporadic cases and community outbreaks. Water sources are considered the major pathogenic reservoirs. Tattoo-related inoculation has been linked to contamination of ink, either during the manufacturing process or during dilution of black ink using non-sterile water...
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330224/vitamin-d-ameliorates-impaired-wound-healing-in-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-mice-by-suppressing-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-inflammatory-genes-expression
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Yifeng Yuan, Sushant K Das, MaoQuan Li
[Background] : Diabetic wounds are characterized by delayed wound healing due to persistent inflammation and excessive production of reactive oxygen species. Vitamin D, which is well acknowledged as enhanced intestinal calcium absorption and increase in plasma calcium level, has recently been shown to display beneficial effects in various vascular diseases by promoting angiogenesis and inhibiting inflammatory responses. However the role of Vitamin Din diabetic wound healing is still unclear. [Materials and Methods] : In the present study, we investigated the role of Vitamin D in cutaneous wound healing in streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetic mice...
January 12, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330188/germination-outgrowth-and-vegetative-growth-kinetics-of-dry-heat-treated-individual-spores-of-bacillus-species
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Lin He, Zhan Chen, Shiwei Wang, Muying Wu, Peter Setlow, Yong-Qing Li
DNA damage kills dry-heated spores of Bacillus subtilis, but dry heat-treatment effects on spore germination and outgrowth have not been studied. This is important, since if dry heat-killed spores germinate and undergo outgrowth, toxic proteins could be synthesized. Here, Raman spectroscopy and differential interference contrast microscopy were used to study germination and outgrowth of individual dry heat-treated B. subtilis and Bacillus megaterium spores. Major findings in this work were as follows. 1) Spores dry heat-treated at 140°C for 20 min nearly all lost viability but retained their Ca2+-dipicolinic acid (CaDPA) depot...
January 12, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330113/runt-related-transcription-factor-1-runx1-deficiency-attenuates-inflammation-induced-pro-inflammatory-and-pro-labour-mediators-in-myometrium
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Martha Lappas
Identifying new targets that regulate myometrial activation are required to develop effective treatments to stop preterm labor. Inflammation, which can be induced by sterile or infective insults, plays a role in initiating and maintaining uterine contractions. Several high throughput transcription screening studies have identified an upregulation of runt-related transcription factor 1 (RUNX1) mRNA expression in myometrium with labor. The role of RUNX1 in labor, however, is not known. We report increased RUNX1 during late gestation which was further augmented in labor, suggesting that RUNX1 may be involved in the transition of the myometrium from a quiescent into a contractile state in preparation for labor...
January 9, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329883/oxidation-damage-mechanisms-and-reasons-for-revision-of-sequentially-annealed-highly-crosslinked-polyethylene-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Daniel W MacDonald, Genymphas B Higgs, Antonia F Chen, Arthur L Malkani, Michael A Mont, Steven M Kurtz
BACKGROUND: Sequentially annealed, highly crosslinked polyethylene (HXLPE) has been used clinically in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) for over a decade. However, little is known about the revision reasons; its surface damage mechanisms; or its in vivo oxidative stability relative to conventional polyethylene. We asked whether retrieved HLXPE tibial inserts exhibited: (1) similar revision reasons; (2) improved resistance to surface damage; and (3) improved oxidative stability, when compared with conventional gamma inert sterilized polyethylene inserts...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329700/-a-listeria-breast-abscess-in-a-man
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E Marsaudon, J Berthy, S Mamoune, A Deniel, S Ksiyer, D Tiuca
INTRODUCTION: Listeriosis is a food-borne illness leading to bacteriemia or central nervous system infection especially in pregnant women or high-risk patients. It is rarely a localized infection. Breast contamination has rarely been reported in lactating women. We report a breast abscess in man. CASE REPORT: A 80 year old man, hypertensive and arrhythmic, was explored for weakness and dehydration. Type 2 diabetes and chronic lymphocytic leukemia were diagnosed...
January 9, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329494/contraceptive-use-over-five-years-after-receipt-or-denial-of-abortion-services
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Heidi Moseson, Diana Greene Foster, Ushma D Upadhyay, Eric Vittinghoff, Corinne H Rocca
CONTEXT: Nonuse and inconsistent use of contraceptives contribute to a high incidence of unintended pregnancy and abortion among U.S. women. Little is known, however, about how these outcomes shape women's subsequent contraceptive use and unintended pregnancy risk. METHODS: Contraceptive use was examined among 880 participants in the Turnaway Study, a five-year longitudinal study of women who sought abortions at 30 U.S. facilities in 2008-2010. Multivariable mixed-effects logistic and multinomial regression models assessed differences in use by whether women received the abortion; results were used to calculate predicted percentages of women using each method...
January 12, 2018: Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329389/in-vivo-daptomycin-efficacy-against-experimental-vancomycin-resistant-enterococcus-faecium-endocarditis
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Sophie Reissier, Azzam Saleh-Mghir, François Guerin, Laurent Massias, Idir Ghout, Clara Sinel, Vincent Cattoir, Anne-Claude Cremieux
Objectives: Daptomycin has become a first-line therapeutic option for vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium infective endocarditis (IE). Although high doses (≥8 mg/kg) are often recommended, optimal doses, particularly for strains with MICs close to the susceptibility breakpoint (4 mg/L), are still debated. Methods: Daptomycin efficacy at doses equivalent to 8 mg/kg daptomycin (DAP8) and 12 mg/kg daptomycin (DAP12) in humans was evaluated in a rabbit model of aortic valve IE induced by 108 cfu of E...
January 9, 2018: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329290/morc2b-is-essential-for-meiotic-progression-and-fertility
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Baolu Shi, Jiangyang Xue, Jian Zhou, Seth D Kasowitz, Yuanwei Zhang, Guanxiang Liang, Yongjuan Guan, Qinghua Shi, Mingxi Liu, Jiahao Sha, Xiaoyan Huang, P Jeremy Wang
The microrchidia (MORC) family proteins are chromatin-remodelling factors and function in diverse biological processes such as DNA damage response and transposon silencing. Here, we report that mouse Morc2b encodes a functional germ cell-specific member of the MORC protein family. Morc2b arose specifically in the rodent lineage through retrotransposition of Morc2a during evolution. Inactivation of Morc2b leads to meiotic arrest and sterility in both sexes. Morc2b-deficient spermatocytes and oocytes exhibit failures in chromosomal synapsis, blockades in meiotic recombination, and increased apoptosis...
January 12, 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329080/intrauterine-inflammatory-activation-functional-progesterone-withdrawal-and-the-timing-of-term-and-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
Jeffrey A Keelan
The central role of inflammatory processes in labour and delivery is now well-recognised. However, the biomolecular, immunological and endocrine mechanisms involved in the labour process, and the clinical manifestations of inflammation in pregnancy, are complex, variable and modulated by factors such as aetiology, ethnicity and gestational age. In this review, evidence is presented of the pivotal relationship between progesterone and inflammation in pregnancy in terms of determining the timing of labour and delivery...
December 22, 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328970/spore-based-biosensor-to-monitor-the-microbicidal-efficacy-of-gaseous-hydrogen-peroxide-sterilization-processes
#20
Jan Oberländer, Marlena Mayer, Anton Greeff, Michael Keusgen, Michael J Schöning
In this work, a spore-based biosensor is evaluated to monitor the microbicidal efficacy of sterilization processes applying gaseous hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). The sensor is based on interdigitated electrode structures (IDEs) that have been fabricated by means of thin-film technologies. Impedimetric measurements are applied to study the effect of sterilization process on spores of Bacillus atrophaeus. This resilient microorganism is commonly used in industry to proof the sterilization efficiency. The sensor measurements are accompanied by conventional microbiological challenge tests, as well as morphological characterizations with scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM)...
December 27, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
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