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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906172/inflammatory-macrophages-can-transdifferentiate-into-myofibroblasts-during-renal-fibrosis
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Xiao-Ming Meng, Shuang Wang, Xiao-Ru Huang, Chen Yang, Jun Xiao, Yang Zhang, Ka-Fai To, David J Nikolic-Paterson, Hui-Yao Lan
Myofibroblasts play a central role in renal fibrosis although the origin of these cells remains controversial. We recently reported that bone marrow-derived macrophages can give rise to myofibroblasts through macrophage to myofibroblast transition (MMT). However, several important issues remain to be addressed, including whether MMT occurs in human kidney disease and verification of the MMT process through lineage tracing. Biopsies from a cohort of 58 patients with various forms of kidney disease were examined for MMT cells that co-express macrophage (CD68) and myofibroblast (α-smooth muscle actin, α-SMA) markers...
December 1, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905019/multi-disciplinary-concurrent-management-of-recurrent-hepatocellular-therapy-is-superior-to-sequential-therapy
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Tyler D Fields, Prejesh Philips, Charles R Scoggins, Cliff Tatum, Lawrence Kelly, Kelly M McMasters, Robert C G Martin
BACKGROUND: Recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma after a patient's initial therapy, whether it is transplantation, resection, or ablation, remains a challenging clinical problem. Since recurrence occurs in 70% of all initially treated disease within 5 years, optimal management to treat this recurrence is needed. Currently, a bias exists toward mono-therapy (i.e., ablation alone, hepatic arterial therapy alone, or sorafenib therapy alone) instead of concurrent sequential therapy-as is common in other primary and metastatic disease to the liver...
November 30, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903263/estimating-the-accuracy-of-muscle-response-testing-two-randomised-order-blinded-studies
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Anne M Jensen, Richard J Stevens, Amanda J Burls
BACKGROUND: Manual muscle testing (MMT) is a non-invasive assessment tool used by a variety of health care providers to evaluate neuromusculoskeletal integrity, and muscular strength in particular. In one form of MMT called muscle response testing (MRT), muscles are said to be tested, not to evaluate muscular strength, but neural control. One established, but insufficiently validated, application of MRT is to assess a patient's response to semantic stimuli (e.g. spoken lies) during a therapy session...
November 30, 2016: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903083/club-drugs-and-alcohol-abuse-predicted-dropout-and-poor-adherence-among-methadone-maintenance-treatment-patients-in-guangzhou-china
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Di Liu, Jing Gu, Huifang Xu, Chun Hao, Mingxu Jiao, Xiao Zhang, Yuteng Zhao, Babbitt Andrew, Yuantao Hao
Club drugs and alcohol abuse are prevalent among methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients. However, little is known about the association between these abuse and treatment outcomes among MMT patients. The aim of this study was to examine the prevalence of club drugs and alcohol abuse among MMT patients and to investigate the associations between these abuse and treatment outcomes - dropout and poor adherence. In this one-year cohort study conducting in Guangzhou, China, data including background characteristics, club drugs use in the last six months, alcohol use history and treatment-related information was collected...
November 30, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901393/comparison-of-desired-radiographic-advancement-distance-and-true-advancement-distance-required-for-patellar-tendon-tibial-plateau-angle-reduction-to-the-ideal-90%C3%A2-in-dogs-by-use-of-the-modified-maquet-technique
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Paul Pillard, Veronique Livet, Quentin Cabon, Camille Bismuth, Juliette Sonet, Denise Remy, Didier Fau, Claude Carozzo, Eric Viguier, Thibaut Cachon
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the validity of 2 radiographic methods for measurement of the tibial tuberosity advancement distance required to achieve a reduction in patellar tendon-tibial plateau angle (PTA) to the ideal 90° in dogs by use of the modified Maquet technique (MMT). SAMPLE 24 stifle joints harvested from 12 canine cadavers. PROCEDURES Radiographs of stifle joints placed at 135° in the true lateral position were used to measure the required tibial tuberosity advancement distance with the conventional (A(M)) and correction (A(E)) methods...
December 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901355/folic-acid-conjugated-and-ag-carrying-organoclay-nanoparticles-and-their-response-to-l929-fibroblast-and-dld-1-cancer-cells
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Zakir M O Rzayev, Sevda Khalilova, Kouroush Salimi
This work presents the synthesis and characterization of intercalated nanocomposites (NCs) from dispersed water solution blends of octadecyl amine-montmorillonite (ODA-MMT) (NC-0), folic acid (FA) conjugated ODA-MMT (NC-1) and Ag-MMT clay as a stable silver carrying agent (NC-2). The composition, chemical/physical and morphology of NCs with in situ intercalating nanostructures were investigated. Effect of organoclay, FA and Ag-MMT on L929 fibroblast (control), human colon carcinoma (DLD-1) cell lines, and the cytotoxicity, apoptosis and necrosis degree were estimated via WST-1/hemocytometric, double staining (as a ribonuclease A enzyme based method) and fluorescence microscopy methods in dose-dependent manner...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Microencapsulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894746/roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-versus-calorie-restriction-support-for-surgery-per-se-as-the-direct-contributor-to-altered-responses-of-insulin-and-incretins-to-a-mixed-meal
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Johan Berggren, Andreas Lindqvist, Jan Hedenbro, Leif Groop, Nils Wierup
OBJECTIVE: To study the immediate effects of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on glucose homeostasis, insulin, and incretin responses to mixed-meal tests compared with the effects of calorie restriction (CR). SETTING: University-affiliated bariatric surgery clinic. BACKGROUND: RYGB induces remission of type 2 diabetes (T2D) long before significant weight loss occurs. The time course and underlying mechanisms of this remission remain enigmatic...
September 28, 2016: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882205/sleep-disorders-in-methadone-maintenance-treatment-volunteers-and-opium-dependent-patients
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Habibolah Khazaie, Farid Najafi, Mohammad Rasoul Ghadami, Atena Azami, Marzieh Nasouri, Masoud Tahmasian, Behnam Khaledi-Paveh
BACKGROUND: The relationship between substance use and sleep is bidirectional. Substance use directly causessleep disturbances, and sleep problems are a critical factor in substance-use relapse. METHODS: This study evaluated sleep disorders in 65 methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) patients, and61 opium-dependent patients who did not receive any treatment between September 2011 and July 2012 inKermanshah, Iran. Both groups filled out the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and Global SleepAssessment Questionnaire (GSAQ)...
April 2016: Addiction & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862025/a-review-of-muscle-and-performance-based-assessment-instruments-in-dm1
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Tara Symonds, Patrick Campbell, Jason A Randall
INTRODUCTION: Many outcome assessments used in myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) were developed in other populations. Therefore, reliability and validity of these must be established in DM1 populations. METHODS: A structured literature review was conducted to identify muscle strength and performance-based functional outcome assessments used in DM1 and to review the DM1-specific reliability and validity evidence for those outcome assessments. RESULTS: Eighteen articles met inclusion criteria and were included in the review...
November 11, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853667/resection-of-beak-type-thoracic-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-from-a-posterior-approach-under-intraoperative-neurophysiological-monitoring-for-paralysis-after-posterior-decompression-and-fusion-surgery
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Shiro Imagama, Kei Ando, Zenya Ito, Kazuyoshi Kobayashi, Tetsuro Hida, Kenyu Ito, Yoshimoto Ishikawa, Mikito Tsushima, Akiyuki Matsumoto, Satoshi Tanaka, Masayoshi Morozumi, Masaaki Machino, Kyotaro Ota, Hiroaki Nakashima, Norimitsu Wakao, Yoshihiro Nishida, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Naoki Ishiguro
Study Design Prospective clinical study. Objective Posterior decompression and fusion surgery for beak-type thoracic ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (T-OPLL) generally has a favorable outcome. However, some patients require additional surgery for postoperative severe paralysis, a condition that is inadequately discussed in the literature. The objective of this study was to describe the efficacy of a procedure we refer to as "resection at an anterior site of the spinal cord from a posterior approach" (RASPA) for severely paralyzed patients after posterior decompression and fusion surgery for beak-type T-OPLL...
December 2016: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851984/intra-articular-therapy-with-recombinant-human-gdf5-arrests-disease-progression-and-stimulates-cartilage-repair-in-the-rat-medial-meniscus-transection-mmt-model-of-osteoarthritis
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W R Parrish, B A Byers, D Su, J Geesin, U Herzberg, S Wadsworth, A Bendele, B Story
OBJECTIVE: Investigation of osteoarthritis (OA) risk alleles suggests that reduced levels of growth and differentiation factor-5 (GDF5) may be a precipitating factor in OA. We hypothesized that intra-articular recombinant human GDF5 (rhGDF5) supplementation to the OA joint may alter disease progression. METHODS: A rat medial meniscus transection (MMT) joint instability OA model was used. Animals received either one intra-articular injection, or two or three bi-weekly intra-articular injections of either 30 μg or 100 μg of rhGDF5 beginning on day 21 post surgery after structural pathology had been established...
November 13, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834588/generation-of-ggta1-mutant-pigs-by-direct-pronuclear-microinjection-of-crispr-cas9-plasmid-vectors
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Chin-Kai Chuang, Chien-Hong Chen, Chung-Ling Huang, Yu-Hsiu Su, Shu-Hui Peng, Tai-Yun Lin, Hao-Chih Tai, Tien-Shuh Yang, Ching-Fu Tu
This study was conducted to confirm that 1-site and 4-site ppU6-GGTA1-gRNA CRISPR vectors together with the pCX-Flag2-NLS1-Cas9-NLS2 plasmid can both generate KO pigs by direct pronuclear microinjection. In total, 41 and 53 fertilized eggs were microinjected on 1-site and 4-site strategies, respectively. The 1-site construction generated a litter of 8 piglets, and 2 were mono-allelic mutant (mMt). The injection of 4-site constructions resulted in one biallelic mutant (bMt) and one mMt piglet in a litter of 7...
November 11, 2016: Animal Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834104/upregulating-dab2ip-expression-via-egr-1-inhibition-a-new-approach-for-overcoming-fractionated-irradiation-induced-cross-tolerance-to-ionizing-radiation-and-mitomycin-c-in-tumor-cells
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Rulve Chang, Hui He, Guangmin Mao, Zhaolu Kong
PURPOSE: In this study, we evaluated the effect of fractionated irradiation (FI) on tumor cells sensitivity to ionizing radiation (IR) and antineoplastic drugs, and examined the potential of early growth response-1 (EGR-1) inhibition to sensitize tumor cells to IR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: PC3 and HepG2 cells were subjected to γ-rays at 2 Gy for ten times. Survived cells were named PC3/R and HepG2/R, respectively. Cells sensitivity to irradiation and chemotherapeutic drugs, including cisplatin (PT), doxorubicin (DOX), mitomycin C (MMC) and 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) were identified by colony formation assay and MMT method, respectively...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825278/resilience-associated-with-mental-health-problems-among-methadone-maintenance-treatment-patients-in-guangzhou-china
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Mingxu Jiao, Jing Gu, Huifang Xu, Chun Hao, Joseph T F Lau, Phoenix Mo, Di Liu, Yuteng Zhao, Xiao Zhang, Andrew Babbitt, Yuantao Hao
A considerable proportion of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) clients have experienced mental health problems (e.g., depression and anxiety), and poor mental health status is associated with HIV-related risk behaviors and treatment drop-out. Resilience is known to be a protective factor for mental health problems but is not studied among MMT clients in China. This study aimed to explore the relationship between resilience and mental health problems (depression, anxiety and stress) among clients of community-based MMT clinics in China...
November 8, 2016: AIDS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824066/a-novel-insulin-glucose-model-after-a-mixed-meal-test-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-on-insulin-pump-therapy
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Luca Marchetti, Federico Reali, Marco Dauriz, Corinna Brangani, Linda Boselli, Giulia Ceradini, Enzo Bonora, Riccardo C Bonadonna, Corrado Priami
Current closed-loop insulin delivery methods stem from sophisticated models of the glucose-insulin (G/I) system, mostly based on complex studies employing glucose tracer technology. We tested the performance of a new minimal model (GLUKINSLOOP 2.0) of the G/I system to characterize the glucose and insulin dynamics during multiple mixed meal tests (MMT) of different sizes in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) on insulin pump therapy (continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion, CSII). The GLUKINSLOOP 2.0 identified the G/I system, provided a close fit of the G/I time-courses and showed acceptable reproducibility of the G/I system parameters in repeated studies of identical and double-sized MMTs...
November 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807773/drop-finger-caused-by-8th-cervical-nerve-root-impairment-a-clinical-case-series
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Masao Koda, Takeo Furuya, Tomoyuki Rokkaku, Masazumi Murakami, Yasushi Ijima, Junya Saito, Mitsuhiro Kitamura, Seiji Ohtori, Sumihisa Orita, Kazuhide Inage, Masashi Yamazaki, Chikato Mannoji
PURPOSE: Recently, it has been reported that impairment by an 8th cervical nerve root lesion can cause drop finger, namely C8 drop finger. Here, we report a clinical case series of C8 drop finger to reveal the clinical outcome of surgical treatments to allow for a better choice of treatment. METHODS: The present study included 17 consecutive patients who were diagnosed as having C8 drop finger, in which muscle strength of the extensor digitorum communis (EDC) showed a manual muscle testing (MMT) grade of 3 or less...
November 2, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803890/predictors-of-one-year-retention-in-methadone-maintenance-treatment-mmt-in-iran-rafsanjan
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Mahmood Sheikh Fathollahi, Fateme Torkashvand, Hamid Najmeddin, Mohsen Rezaeian
BACKGROUND: Retention in treatment is a key factor to the success of methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and considered an important measure in evaluation of treatment effectiveness. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate the retention rate and predictors of retention in MMT in Rafsanjan. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a historical cohort study. A total of 1396 patients admitted between March 2011 and March 2012 in 16 MMT clinics (13 private and 3 state clinics) in Rafsanjan, entered the study and their retention rate was examined for one year...
September 2016: International Journal of High Risk Behaviors & Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797605/quantitative-histological-grading-methods-to-assess-subchondral-bone-and-synovium-changes-subsequent-to-medial-meniscus-transection-in-the-rat
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Heidi E Kloefkorn, Kyle D Allen
AIM OF THE STUDY: The importance of the medial meniscus to knee health is demonstrated by studies which show meniscus injuries significantly increase the likelihood of developing osteoarthritis (OA), and knee OA can be modeled in rodents using simulated meniscus injuries. Traditionally, histological assessments of OA in these models have focused on damage to the articular cartilage; however, OA is now viewed as a disease of the entire joint as an organ system. The aim of this study was to develop quantitative histological measures of bone and synovial changes in a rat medial meniscus injury model of knee OA...
October 31, 2016: Connective Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27789240/post-rehabilitation-functional-improvements-in-patients-with-inflammatory-myopathies-the-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Vincent Tiffreau, François Rannou, François Kopciuch, Eric Hachulla, Luc Mouthon, Serge Herson, Philippe Thoumie, Jean Sibilia, Elodie Drumez, André Thevenon
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the medium-term functional impact and effect on quality of life of a standardized rehabilitation programme in patients with inflammatory myopathies (IM). DESIGN: A multicentre, randomized, controlled trial. SETTING: Four university hospitals in France. PARTICIPANTS: 20 patients suffering from polymyositis. INTERVENTIONS: The intervention group participated in a four-week standardized, hospital-based rehabilitation programme and then a personalized, self-managed, home-based rehabilitation programme...
October 24, 2016: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784231/effect-of-oral-methadone-on-ecg-characteristics-and-endocrine-hormonal-changes-and-their-inter-relationship
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Shokoufeh Bonakdaran, Mahdi Hassan Zadeh Daloee, Ali Akhoondpoor Manteghi, Mina Akbarirad, Abdollah Firoozi, Fatemeh Akbarirad
INTRODUCTION: Methadone is the most common opioid in use for opioid substitution therapy. The Relation of methadone and electrocardiographic findings is nearly well known while the relationship between its electrocardiographic indexes and hormonal changes are not well recognized. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the hormonal changes in patients who are taking methadone maintenance treatment (MMT) and its effects on electrocardiographic indexes, in comparison with healthy control groups...
October 26, 2016: Endocrine, Metabolic & Immune Disorders Drug Targets
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