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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088227/simplified-chinese-version-of-the-forgotten-joint-score-fjs-for-patients-who-underwent-joint-arthroplasty-cross-cultural-adaptation-and-validation
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Shiqi Cao, Ning Liu, Wuxiang Han, Yunpeng Zi, Fan Peng, Lexiang Li, Qiwei Fu, Yi Chen, Weijie Zheng, Qirong Qian
BACKGROUND: The Forgotten Joint Score (FJS) is a newly developed health-related quality of life (HRQoL) questionnaire designed to evaluate the awareness after total knee arthroplasty (TKA). This study cross-culturally adapted and psychometrically validated a simplified Chinese version of the FJS (SC-FJS). METHODS: Cross-cultural adaptation was performed according to the internationally recognized guidelines. One-hundred and fifty participants who underwent primary TKA were recruited in this study...
January 14, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087384/epidermal-growth-factor-egf-fragment-guided-anticancer-theranostic-particles-for-ph-responsive-release-of-doxorubicin
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Myun Koo Kang, Wei Mao, Jun Bae Lee, Hyuk Sang Yoo
An EGF fragment and doxorubicin were chemically co-decorated on single magnetic nanoparticles for concomitant cancer targeting and treatment. Magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) were prepared by the precipitation of ferric chloride hydrates in an ammonia solution and subsequent surface-functionalization with amines. The terminal thiol group of the EGF fragment (EGFfr) was first conjugated to surface amines of the MNPs using a heterofunctional crosslinker, and doxorubicin was sequentially conjugated to the MNPs via a hydrazone linker, where the degree of substation of the surface amines to EGF was varied from 1% to 40%...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087103/identifying-methanogen-community-structures-and-their-correlations-with-performance-parameters-in-four-full-scale-anaerobic-sludge-digesters
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Taewoan Koo, Seung Gu Shin, Joonyeob Lee, Gyuseong Han, Woong Kim, Kyungjin Cho, Seokhwan Hwang
Four full-scale mesophilic anaerobic digesters treating waste sludge were monitored to characterize methanogen communities and their relationship with process parameters. The performance of the four digesters were dissimilar with the average chemical oxygen demand removal efficiencies between 24 and 45% and differing pH. Real-time quantitative PCR showed that archaeal 16S rRNA gene concentration ([ARC]) and, more pronouncedly, its ratio to bacterial counterpart ([ARC]/[BAC]) correlated positively with the performance parameters, including the lipid removal efficiency...
January 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081539/regulation-of-anoikis-resistance-by-nadph-oxidase-4-and-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor
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Hyeryeong Kim, Jee Young Sung, Eun-Kyung Park, Seongho Kho, Kyung Hee Koo, Seog-Yun Park, Sung-Ho Goh, Yoon Kyung Jeon, Sekyung Oh, Byung-Kiu Park, Yong-Keun Jung, Yong-Nyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Normal cells are sensitive to anoikis, which is a cell detachment-induced apoptosis. However, cancer cells acquire anoikis resistance that is essential for successful metastasis. This study aimed to demonstrate the function and potential mechanism of NADPH oxidase 4 (NOX4) and EGFR activation in regulating anoikis resistance in lung cancer. METHODS: Cells were cultured either in the attached or suspended condition. Cell viability was measured by cell counting and live and dead cell staining...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077877/integration-of-temporal-and-spatial-patterning-generates-neural-diversity
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Ted Erclik, Xin Li, Maximilien Courgeon, Claire Bertet, Zhenqing Chen, Ryan Baumert, June Ng, Clara Koo, Urfa Arain, Rudy Behnia, Alberto Del Valle Rodriguez, Lionel Senderowicz, Nicolas Negre, Kevin P White, Claude Desplan
In the Drosophila optic lobes, 800 retinotopically organized columns in the medulla act as functional units for processing visual information. The medulla contains over 80 types of neuron, which belong to two classes: uni-columnar neurons have a stoichiometry of one per column, while multi-columnar neurons contact multiple columns. Here we show that combinatorial inputs from temporal and spatial axes generate this neuronal diversity: all neuroblasts switch fates over time to produce different neurons; the neuroepithelium that generates neuroblasts is also subdivided into six compartments by the expression of specific factors...
January 11, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077250/role-of-video-head-impulse-test-in-lateralization-of-vestibulopathy-comparative-study-with-caloric-test
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Pona Park, Joo Hyun Park, Ji Soo Kim, Ja-Won Koo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the lateralization value of video head-impulse test (vHIT) for the diagnosis of vestibulopathy and to analyze cases showing dissociated results with caloric test. METHODS: In total, 19 healthy volunteers and 92 dizzy patients who underwent both a caloric test and a vHIT were enrolled. Patients were divided into two groups depending on their fluctuating pattern of vertigo. The vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR) gain and gain asymmetry (GA) of a vHIT as well as unilateral weakness (UW) and the sum of the slow-phase velocities (SPVs) of warm and cold irrigation of the same side were compared...
January 8, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072902/development-of-an-encompassing-questionnaire-for-evaluating-the-outcomes-following-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Morad Chughtai, Anton Khlopas, Melbin Thomas, Chukwuweike U Gwam, Julio J Jauregui, Randa K Elmallah, Martin Roche, Michael A Mont
INTRODUCTION: There are many standardized scales and questionnaires used to evaluate TKA patients; however, individually they do not always assess patients adequately. Consequently, many are used in combinations to provide a thorough evaluation. However, this leads to redundancy, confusion, and an excessive patient time-burden. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to develop a usable combined knee questionnaire that combines questions in a non-redundant manner. Specifically, we aimed to: 1) create a combined knee questionnaire that encompasses questions from multiple systems, while eliminating redundancy; 2) correlate the new system with the existing validated questionnaires; and 3) determine the length of time it takes to administer this new questionnaire...
10, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071916/gold-catalyzed-unexpected-ring-transformation-of-pyrimidodiazepine-derivatives
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Jaeyoung Koo, Jonghoon Kim, Seung Bum Park
Pyrimidodiazepine derivatives underwent an unexpected gold-catalyzed retro-Mannich-type carbon-carbon bond cleavage and intramolecular nucleophilic cyclization. The pyrimidodiazepines bearing an alkyne moiety showed novel orthogonal reactivity in the presence of a gold catalyst, as opposed to the alkynophilicity that is commonly observed with gold catalysts. The ring transformation reaction of pyrimidodiazepines probably proceeds through an acyclic iminium intermediate. The potential of this synthetic method for the skeletal diversification of pyrimidine-containing macrocycles was also demonstrated...
January 10, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070719/sunitinib-paracetamol-sex-divergent-pharmacokinetics-and-tissue-distribution-drug-drug-interaction-in-mice
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Ming Hui Liew, Salby Ng, Chii Chii Chew, Teng Wai Koo, Yun Lee Chee, Evelyn Li-Ching Chee, Pilar Modamio, Cecilia Fernández, Eduardo L Mariño, Ignacio Segarra
The sex-divergent pharmacokinetics and interaction of tyrosine kinase inhibitor sunitinib with paracetamol was evaluated in male and female mice. Mice (control groups) were administered 60 mg/kg PO sunitinib alone or with 200 mg/kg PO paracetamol (study groups). Sunitinib concentration in plasma, brain, kidney and liver were determined and non-compartmental pharmacokinetic analysis performed. Female control mice showed 36% higher plasma sunitinib AUC0→∞, 31% and 27% lower liver and kidney AUC0→∞ and 2...
January 9, 2017: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070461/transcriptome-analysis-of-the-oriental-melon-cucumis-melo-l-var-makuwa-during-fruit-development
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Ah-Young Shin, Yong-Min Kim, Namjin Koo, Su Min Lee, Seokhyeon Nahm, Suk-Yoon Kwon
BACKGROUND: The oriental melon (Cucumis melo L. var. makuwa) is one of the most important cultivated cucurbits grown widely in Korea, Japan, and northern China. It is cultivated because its fruit has a sweet aromatic flavor and is rich in soluble sugars, organic acids, minerals, and vitamins. In order to elucidate the genetic and molecular basis of the developmental changes that determine size, color, and sugar contents of the fruit, we performed de novo transcriptome sequencing to analyze the genes expressed during fruit development...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068363/quantitative-computed-tomography-features-for-predicting-tumor-recurrence-in-patients-with-surgically-resected-adenocarcinoma-of-the-lung
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Hyun Jung Koo, Yu Sub Sung, Woo Hyun Shim, Hai Xu, Chang-Min Choi, Hyeong Ryul Kim, Jung Bok Lee, Mi Young Kim
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine if preoperative quantitative computed tomography (CT) features including texture and histogram analysis measurements are associated with tumor recurrence in patients with surgically resected adenocarcinoma of the lung. METHODS: The study included 194 patients with surgically resected lung adenocarcinoma who underwent preoperative CT between January 2013 and December 2013. Quantitative CT feature analysis of the lung adenocarcinomas were performed using in-house software based on plug-in package for ImageJ...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067351/targeted-combinational-therapy-inducing-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Weon Sup Shin, Soon Ki Park, Peter Verwilst, Seyoung Koo, Joung Hae Lee, Sung-Gil Chi, Jong Seung Kim
We report on a mitochondria-specific combinational theranostic agent, 1. This system contains a chlorambucil prodrug and an aggregation induced emission dye. In addition, compound 1 bears both an intracellular thiol-triggered moiety and a mitochondria targeting unit (triphenylphosphonium). Glutathione (GSH) is the most abundant thiol and its concentrations are significantly higher in a great number of cancer cell lines, compared to normal cells. The GSH-induced prodrug 1 upon activation releases chlorambucil and exhibits mitochondria targeted aggregation induced emission (AIE) fluorescence, resulting in cell apoptosis via the caspase pathway due to mitochondrial dysfunction...
January 9, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066605/relationship-between-survival-and-age-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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So-My Koo, Soo-Taek Uh, Dong Soon Kim, Young Whan Kim, Man Pyo Chung, Choon Sik Park, Sung Hwan Jeong, Yong Bum Park, Hong Lyeol Lee, Jong Wook Shin, Eun Joo Lee, Jin Hwa Lee, Yangin Jegal, Hyun Kyung Lee, Yong Hyun Kim, Jin Woo Song, Moo Suk Park, Young Hwangbo
BACKGROUND: There is a debate that older patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have a worse prognosis. We evaluated whether age affects the survival of patients with IPF. METHODS: The Korean Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) Research Group conducted a national survey to evaluate the clinical, physiological, radiological, and survival characteristics of patients with IPF. A total of 1,663 patients with IPF were stratified into three groups according to age: (I) <60 years (n=309); (II) 60-69 years (n=613); and (III) ≥70 years (n=741)...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062976/the-predictive-accuracy-of-sentinel-nodes-mapping-in-the-setting-of-pulmonary-metastasectomy
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Hyun Koo Kim, Kwanghyoung Lee, Kook Nam Han, Jae Seon Eo, Sungeun Kim, Young Ho Choi
This is the first study to evaluate the feasibility of mediastinal lymph node dissection (MLND) based on sentinel lymph node (SLN) status during pulmonary metastasectomy. A total of 22 patients (16 men, 6 women; age 63.3 ± 7.01 years) who were candidates for metastasectomy through segmentectomy or lobectomy with MLND owing to cancers metastatic to the lung were enrolled in this study. Radiotracer was administered at the peritumoral region before surgery or soon after initiating surgery. During the operation, the radioactivity of the lymph nodes (ex vivo) was counted with a handheld gamma probe after MLND...
January 6, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062967/septal-cartilage-ethmoid-bone-composite-graft-a-new-and-improved-method-for-the-correction-underdeveloped-nasal-septum-in-patients-with-short-noses
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Soo Hyang Lee, Mun Geun Koo, Eun Taek Kang
BACKGROUND: Septal extension grafts are an effective means of extending nasal length in patients with a short nose. However, such grafts can be challenging in patients who only have small quantities of weak septal cartilage, such as some East Asian patients. We developed a rhinoplasty technique using ethmoid bone to create a cartilage-bone complex to overcome this issue, allowing adequate nasal lengthening. METHODS: Sixty-four women with short noses and inadequate septal cartilage determined by preoperative computed tomography underwent septal extension grafting with a cartilage-bone complex between January 2009 and December 2014...
January 7, 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062370/treadmill-exercise-alleviates-motor-deficits-and-improves-mitochondrial-import-machinery-in-an-mptp-induced-mouse-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Jung-Hoon Koo, Joon-Yong Cho, Ung-Bae Lee
Alpha-synuclein (α-Syn) accumulation is significantly correlated with motor deficits and mitochondrial dysfunction in Parkinson's disease (PD), but the molecular mechanism underlying its pathogenesis is unclear. In this study, we investigated the effects of treadmill exercise on motor deficits and mitochondrial dysfunction in the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3,6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP)-induced mouse model of PD. Treadmill exercise inhibited dopaminergic neuron loss by promoting the expression of tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) and dopamine transporter (DAT) and seemed to improve cell survival by reducing α-Syn expression...
January 3, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061841/supervised-neuromuscular-exercise-prior-to-hip-and-knee-replacement-12-month-clinical-effect-and-cost-utility-analysis-alongside-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Linda Fernandes, Ewa M Roos, Søren Overgaard, Allan Villadsen, Rikke Søgaard
BACKGROUND: There are indications of beneficial short-term effect of pre-operative exercise in reducing pain and improving activity of daily living after total hip replacement (THR) and total knee replacement (TKR) surgery. Though, information from studies conducting longer follow-ups and economic evaluations of exercise prior to THR and TKR is needed. The aim of the study was to analyse 12-month clinical effect and cost-utility of supervised neuromuscular exercise prior to THR and TKR surgery...
January 6, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061515/spacer-based-gap-balancing-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-clinical-success-with-a-reproducible-technique
#18
Frédéric Lavoie
Purpose Proper coronal and transverse ligament balancing is an important aspect of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and has an impact on postoperative outcome. Many variations of the gap balancing technique were described to address this challenge, most of them using various tensioning devices, but none for which the use is widespread. The aim of this paper is to describe a gap technique variant for TKA using spacer blocks and report the clinical results for a cohort of patients on which it was used. Methods A total of 114 TKAs were performed in 101 patients using a standardized surgical technique that integrates ligament balancing with sizing and positioning of the femoral component...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059801/repeated-anodal-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-induces-neural-plasticity-associated-gene-expression-in-the-rat-cortex-and-hippocampus
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Min Sun Kim, Ho Koo, Sang Who Han, Walter Paulus, Michael A Nitsche, Yun-Hee Kim, Jin A Yoon, Yong-Il Shin
BACKGROUND: Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (A-tDCS) induces a long-lasting increase in cortical excitability that can increase gene transcription in the brain. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the expression of genes related to activity-dependent neuronal plasticity in the sensorimotor cortex and hippocampus of young Sprague-Dawley rats following A-tDCS. METHODS: We applied A-tDCS over the right sensorimotor cortex epicranially with a circular electrode (3 mm diameter) at 250 μA for 20 min per day for 7 consecutive days...
January 4, 2017: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059382/improving-the-performance-of-an-electrowetting-lenticular-lens-array-by-using-a-thin-polycarbonate-chamber
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Junsik Lee, Junoh Kim, Cheoljoong Kim, Dooseub Shin, Gyohyun Koo, Jee Hoon Sim, Yong Hyub Won
In this paper, we used a thin polycarbonate (PC) chamber to improve the performance of an electrowetting lenticular lens array. The polycarbonate chamber changed the radius of curvature (ROC) of the oil acting as a lens, which increased the dioptric power of the liquid lens to 1666.7D. The increase in dioptric power required a reduction in the distance between the optical center of the lens and the display pixels under the chamber, which was accomplished by reducing the thickness of the chamber. The optimal thickness of the chamber was determined to be 0...
December 26, 2016: Optics Express
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