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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086773/pleurotus-giganteus-berk-karun-hyde-the-giant-oyster-mushroom-inhibits-no-production-in-lps-h2o2-stimulated-raw-264-7-cells-via-stat-3-and-cox-2-pathways
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Asweni Baskaran, Kek Heng Chua, Vikineswary Sabaratnam, Mani Ravishankar Ram, Umah Rani Kuppusamy
BACKGROUND: Pleurotus giganteus (Berk. Karunarathna and K.D. Hyde), has been used as a culinary mushroom and is known to have medicinal properties but its potential as an anti-inflammatory agent to mitigate inflammation triggered diseases is untapped. In this study, the molecular mechanism underlying the protective effect of ethanol extract of P. giganteus (EPG) against lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and combination of LPS and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced inflammation on RAW 264.7 macrophages was investigated...
January 13, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070668/what-happens-to-asymptomatic-lower-pole-kidney-stones-smaller-than-10%C3%A2-mm-in-children-during-watchful-waiting
#2
Onur Telli, Nurullah Hamidi, Uygar Bagci, Arif Demirbas, Ahmet Metin Hascicek, Tarkan Soygur, Berk Burgu
BACKGROUND: The optimal management of lower pole kidney (LPK) stones in children is controversial. The aim of this study was to determine the outcomes of children with asymptomatic isolated LPK stones smaller than 10 mm during follow-up. METHODS: A total of 242 patients with 284 stones presenting at our institution between June 2004 and December 2014 with an asymptomatic, single LPK stone with a diameter of <10 mm were enrolled in the study. All children were assigned to receive first-line therapy and then categorized according to the need for medical intervention...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063505/alternative-treatment-methods-attenuate-the-development-of-nafld-a-review-of-resveratrol-molecular-mechanisms-and-clinical-trials
#3
REVIEW
Tomasz Charytoniuk, Krzysztof Drygalski, Karolina Konstantynowicz-Nowicka, Klaudia Berk, Adrian Chabowski
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is considered to be one of the most common liver pathologies that occur widely among societies with a predominance of the Western dietary pattern. NAFLD may progress from hepatic steatosis to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), subsequently leading to cirrhosis and becoming a major cause of hepatocellular carcinoma. Thus its prevention and therapy play an important role in hepatology. To our knowledge, there is no effective treatment for patients with NAFLD. The aim of this review was to summarize the results of recent alternative treatment studies conducted both on cell cultures and in vivo that concern molecular effects of resveratrol (3,5,4'-trihydroxystilbene) in the treatment of NAFLD...
February 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063170/assessing-mnis-7ionis-and-international-neurologists-proficiency-in-an-fap-trial
#4
Peter J Dyck, John C Kincaid, P James B Dyck, Vinay Chaudhry, Namita A Goyal, Christina Alves, Hayet Salhi, Janice F Wiesman, Celine Labeyrie, Jessica Robinson-Papp, Márcio Cardoso, Matilde Laura, Katherine Ruzhansky, Andrea Cortese, Thomas H Brannagan, Julie Khoury, Sami Khella, Márcia Waddington-Cruz, João Ferreira, Annabel K Wang, Marcus V Pinto, Samar S Ayache, Merrill D Benson, John L Berk, Teresa Coelho, Michael Polydefkis, Peter Gorevic, David H Adams, Violaine Plante-Bordeneuve, Carol Whelan, Giampaolo Merlini, Stephen Heitner, Brian M Drachman, Isabel Conceição, Christopher J Klein, Morie A Gertz, Elizabeth J Ackermann, Steven G Hughes, Michelle L Mauermann, Rito Bergemann, Karen A Lodermeier, Jenny L Davies, Rickey E Carter, William J Litchy
INTRODUCTION: Polyneuropathy signs (Neuropathy Impairment Score, NIS), neurophysiologic tests (m+7Ionis ), disability, and health scores were assessed in baseline evaluations of 100 patients entered into an oligonucleotide familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy (FAP) trial. METHODS: We assessed: 1) Proficiency of grading neurologic signs and correlation with neurophysiologic tests, and 2) clinometric performance of mNIS+7Ionis and its subscores and correlation with disability and health scores...
January 7, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053912/management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-in-a-treacher-collins-syndrome-patient-using-distraction-osteogenesis-of-the-mandible
#5
İbrahim Damlar, Ahmet Altan, Berk Turgay, Soydan Kiliç
In this study, we present the surgical treatment of obstructive sleep apnea in a child with Treacher Collins syndrome. A 10-year-old girl with a past history of Treacher Collins syndrome presented to our clinic with her parents for respiratory distress and insomnia. The patient was referred to a sleep laboratory where she was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, which was a consequence of her Treacher Collins syndrome. The patient underwent mandibular distraction osteogenesis under general anesthesia. The mandible was expanded by 15 mm using internal bilateral distractors...
December 2016: Journal of the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052841/preventing-depression-in-adults-with-subthreshold-depression-health-economic-evaluation-alongside-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-web-based-intervention
#6
Claudia Buntrock, Matthias Berking, Filip Smit, Dirk Lehr, Stephanie Nobis, Heleen Riper, Pim Cuijpers, David Ebert
BACKGROUND: Psychological interventions for the prevention of depression might be a cost-effective way to reduce the burden associated with depressive disorders. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a Web-based guided self-help intervention to prevent major depressive disorder (MDD) in people with subthreshold depression (sD). METHODS: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial was conducted with follow-up at 12 months. Participants were recruited from the general population via a large statutory health insurance company and an open access website...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052453/comparison-of-calculated-and-experimentally-determined-sid-of-cp-and-aa-in-complex-diets-differing-in-aa-contents-for-grower-finisher-pigs
#7
K Büsing, A Berk, S Müller, S Kieckhäven, K Krüger, A Zeyner
In practice, the content of standardized ileal digestible AA in complex feeds for pigs is calculated on the basis of tabulated values for individual feedstuffs. It comes into question, however, whether this truly reflects an accurate content based upon the estimate made for the individual feedstuffs. The objective of this study was to compare standardized ileal digestibility (SID) of crude protein (CP) and selected AA in complex feeds for grower and finisher pigs either calculated or experimentally determined...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045426/deoxynivalenol-don-contamination-of-feed-and-grinding-fineness-are-there-interactive-implications-on-stomach-integrity-and-health-of-piglets
#8
Sven Dänicke, Andreas Beineke, Andreas Berk, Susanne Kersten
The common feed contaminant deoxynivalenol (DON) was reported to influence the morphology of the pars nonglandularis (PN) of porcine stomach. Moreover, finely ground feed is known to trigger the development of ulcers and other pathologies of PN while coarsely ground feed protects from such lesions. The interactions between grinding fineness and DON contamination of feed were not examined so far. Therefore, both finely and coarsely ground feeds were tested either in the absence or presence of a DON contaminated wheat on growth performance and health of rearing piglets, including stomach integrity...
January 1, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011441/cannabinoid-receptors-on-peripheral-leukocytes-from-patients-with-schizophrenia-evidence-for-defective-immunomodulatory-mechanisms
#9
Salvina Maria de Campos-Carli, Marcio Sobreira Araújo, Amanda Cardoso de Oliveira Silveira, Vitor Bortolo de Rezende, Natalia Pessoa Rocha, Rodrigo Ferretjans, Rafael Ribeiro-Santos, Andrea Teixeira-Carvalho, Olindo Assis Martins-Filho, Michael Berk, João Vinícius Salgado, Antonio Lucio Teixeira
OBJECTIVES: to evaluate cannabinoid receptors (CBRs) expression on peripheral immune cells, i.e., blood monocytes, neutrophils, lymphocytes, and NK cells, and their relationship to a wide range of serum cytokine levels in subjects with schizophrenia and controls. METHODS: A sample of 55 people with chronic schizophrenia and 48 controls were enrolled in the study. The expression of the cannabinoid receptors CB1R and CB2R was evaluated in peripheral blood leukocytes by flow cytometry...
December 3, 2016: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001365/redox-roll-front-mobilization-of-geogenic-uranium-by-nitrate-input-into-aquifers-risks-for-groundwater-resources
#10
Wolfgang van Berk, Yunjiao Fu
Redox conditions are seen as the key to controlling aqueous uranium concentrations (cU(aq)). Groundwater data collected by a state-wide groundwater quality monitoring study in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania (Germany) reveal peak cU(aq) up to 75 μg L(-1) but low background uranium concentrations (median cU(aq) < 0.5 μg L(-1)). To characterize the hydrogeochemical processes causing such groundwater contamination by peak cU(aq), we reanalyzed measured redox potentials and total concentrations of aqueous uranium, nitrate, and sulfate species in groundwater together with their distribution across the aquifer depth and performed semigeneric 2D reactive mass transport modeling which is based on chemical thermodynamics...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997977/regulation-of-hepatocellular-fatty-acid-uptake-in-mouse-models-of-fatty-liver-disease-with-and-without-functional-leptin-signaling-roles-of-nfkb-and-srebp-1c-and-the-effects-of-spexin
#11
Jasmine F Ge, J L Walewski, D Anglade, P D Berk
The processes causing increased hepatic triglycerides (TGs) in mouse models of hepatic steatosis (HS) due to high fat diet (HFD)-induced obesity (DIO), EtOH consumption, or obesity mutations (ob/ob, db/db) are uncertain. This report summarizes two studies. Study 1 focused on regulation by five transcription factors (TFs) (NfKb, Srebp-lc, AMPK, PPARα, PPARγ) of seven, much-studied hepatic long-chain fatty acid (LCFA) transporters (FABPpm, CD36, FATPl, FATP2, FATP4, FATP5, & Caveolin-1 [CAV-1]), and expression of genes for enzymes of LCFA synthesis (SCD-1, FASN) in mice with HS from various causes...
September 2016: Seminars in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997967/the-last-hurrah
#12
Paul D Berk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Seminars in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986644/guidelines-for-developing-and-reporting-machine-learning-predictive-models-in-biomedical-research-a-multidisciplinary-view
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Wei Luo, Dinh Phung, Truyen Tran, Sunil Gupta, Santu Rana, Chandan Karmakar, Alistair Shilton, John Yearwood, Nevenka Dimitrova, Tu Bao Ho, Svetha Venkatesh, Michael Berk
BACKGROUND: As more and more researchers are turning to big data for new opportunities of biomedical discoveries, machine learning models, as the backbone of big data analysis, are mentioned more often in biomedical journals. However, owing to the inherent complexity of machine learning methods, they are prone to misuse. Because of the flexibility in specifying machine learning models, the results are often insufficiently reported in research articles, hindering reliable assessment of model validity and consistent interpretation of model outputs...
December 16, 2016: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27970909/burden-of-illness-for-patients-with-hereditary-attr-amyloidosis-with-polyneuropathy-begins-with-symptom-onset-and-increases-with-disease-progression
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R N Denoncourt, D Adams, A Gonzalez-Duarte, W O'Riordan, C Yang, T Yamashita, A Kristen, I Tournev, H Schmidt, T Coelho, J Berk, K Lin, J Chen, J Gollob, O Suhr
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966701/synthesis-and-cellular-activity-of-stereochemically-pure-2-o-2-methoxyethyl-phosphorothioate-oligonucleotides
#15
M Li, H L Lightfoot, F Halloy, A L Malinowska, C Berk, A Behera, D Schümperli, J Hall
Stereochemically-pure 2'-O-(2-methoxyethyl)-phosphorothioate (PS-MOE) oligonucleotides were synthesized from new chiral oxazaphospholidine-containing nucleosides. Thermal stability studies showed that the incorporation of Rp-PS linkages increased RNA-binding affinity. In cells, a full Rp-PS-MOE splice-switching oligonucleotide targeting part of the ferrochelatase gene was more potent than its Sp-PS counterpart, but of similar potency to the stereorandom PS-parent sequence.
January 3, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965280/longitudinal-systolic-strain-cardiac-function-improvement-and-survival-following-treatment-of-light-chain-al-cardiac-amyloidosis
#16
Francesco Salinaro, Hans K Meier-Ewert, Edward J Miller, Shivda Pandey, Vaishali Sanchorawala, John L Berk, David C Seldin, Frederick L Ruberg
AIMS: To determine whether echocardiographic longitudinal systolic strain (LS) parameters identify short-term improvement following chemotherapy for light-chain (AL) cardiac amyloidosis (CA). Among patients with CA, standard echocardiographic measures are commonly unchanged at 1 year following successful chemotherapy, despite observed reductions in cardiac biomarkers. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively identified 61 patients with AL-CA treated with high-dose melphalan or bortezomib-based regimens...
December 12, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935995/into-the-bowels-of-depression-unravelling-medical-symptoms-associated-with-depression-by-applying-machine-learning-techniques-to-a-community-based-population-sample
#17
Joanna F Dipnall, Julie A Pasco, Michael Berk, Lana J Williams, Seetal Dodd, Felice N Jacka, Denny Meyer
BACKGROUND: Depression is commonly comorbid with many other somatic diseases and symptoms. Identification of individuals in clusters with comorbid symptoms may reveal new pathophysiological mechanisms and treatment targets. The aim of this research was to combine machine-learning (ML) algorithms with traditional regression techniques by utilising self-reported medical symptoms to identify and describe clusters of individuals with increased rates of depression from a large cross-sectional community based population epidemiological study...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926858/g-protein-coupled-receptor-2-interacting-protein-1-controls-stalk-cell-fate-by-inhibiting-delta-like-4-notch1-signaling
#18
Syamantak Majumder, GuoFu Zhu, Xiangbin Xu, Sharon Senchanthisai, Dongyang Jiang, Hao Liu, Chao Xue, Xiaoqun Wang, Heidi Coia, Zhaoqiang Cui, Elaine M Smolock, Richard T Libby, Bradford C Berk, Jinjiang Pang
The spatiotemporal localization and expression of Dll4 are critical for sprouting angiogenesis. However, the related mechanisms are poorly understood. Here, we show that G-protein-coupled receptor-kinase interacting protein-1 (GIT1) is a robust endogenous inhibitor of Dll4-Notch1 signaling that specifically controls stalk cell fate. GIT1 is highly expressed in stalk cells but not in tip cells. GIT1 deficiency remarkably enhances Dll4 expression and Notch1 signaling, resulting in impaired retinal sprouting angiogenesis, which can be rescued by treatment with the Notch inhibitor or Dll4 neutralizing antibody...
December 6, 2016: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924663/myomectomy-for-intramural-fibroids-during-caesarean-section-a-therapeutic-dilemma
#19
Murat Akbas, Veli Mihmanli, Berk Bulut, Ilkbal Temel Yuksel, Gulsen Karahisar, Gokhan Demirayak
The aim of the present study was to assess the safety of myomectomy for intramural fibroids during caesarean section. A retrospective study of 63 women who underwent myomectomy during caesarean section and 63 women who underwent caesarean delivery without myomectomy was conducted. The study group was divided into subgroups according to the volume of fibroids and total incision count. The volume of fibroids, the preoperative and postoperative haemoglobin values and the difference between them, incidence of haemorrhage and blood transfusion, duration of operation and postoperative fever of patients were investigated...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922249/severe-hyperphosphatemia-after-oral-laxative-administration-in-a-7-year-old-patient
#20
Çağlar Ödek, Tanıl Kendirli, Ayhan Yaman, Eda Didem Kurt-Şükür, Onur Telli, Berk Burgu, Z Birsin Özçakar
Sodium phosphate based laxatives are commonly used for constipation and pre-procedural bowel cleansing. Phosphate intoxication related with these preparations is well recognized. Herein, we present a case of severe hyperphosphatemia and seizure in a 7-year-old male patient after administration of an oral sodium phosphate based laxative. At the time of admission, serum phosphorus level was 25.6 mg/dl. Aggressive fluid therapy was started. Although serum phosphorus level decreased to 20.9 mg/dl eight hours after admission, hemodialysis was performed because of the preexisting renal disease and declined glomerular filtration rate...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
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