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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146890/effectiveness-of-topical-green-tea-against-multidrug-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-in-cases-of-primary-pyoderma-an-open-controlled-trial
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Nagaraju Umashankar, Belliappa Pemmanda, P Gopkumar, A J Hemalatha, Priya K Sundar, H V Prashanth
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial activity of green tea against Staphylococcus aureus both in vitro and in vivo has been reported recently. Studies on clinical efficacy and safety of green tea as antibacterial agent against S. aureus in human cases are rare. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the clinical effectiveness and safety of topical green tea on primary pyoderma caused by S. aureus. We also attempted to determine the minimum inhibitory concentration of green tea against S...
November 14, 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115998/effect-of-gastric-acid-suppressive-therapy-and-biological-variation-of-serum-gastrin-concentrations-in-dogs-with-chronic-enteropathies
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Romy M Heilmann, Nora Berghoff, Niels Grützner, Nolie K Parnell, Jan S Suchodolski, Jörg M Steiner
BACKGROUND: Serum gastrin concentration can help diagnose gastrinomas in dogs if >3-10× the upper reference limit (URL), but antisecretory therapy and other conditions can also cause hypergastrinemia. Effects of antisecretory therapy (famotidine or ranitidine, omeprazole) on serum gastrin concentration in dogs with chronic enteropathy (CE) and its biological variation (BV) are unknown. Aim of the study was to evaluate serum gastrin in acid-suppressant-treated or -naïve CE dogs; test the association between serum gastrin and histopathologic findings in acid-suppressant-naïve CE dogs; and evaluate the BV of serum gastrin in dogs not receiving any gastric acid suppressive therapy...
November 7, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083246/reduced-insulin-sensitivity-in-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-patients-with-suppressed-tsh
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Thaís Gomes De Melo, Aglecio Luiz Souza, Elizabeth Ficher, Arlete Maria Fernandes, Ligia Vera Montali Da Assumpção, Sarah Monte Alegre, Denise Engelbrecht Zantut-Wittmann
OBJECTIVE: TSH-suppression is a therapy for thyroid cancer management, but it may lead to adverse effects, which should be balanced with its benefits. Previous studies evaluating the consequences of TSH suppression on insulin sensitivity have only been done with indirect techniques, and results were controversial. Therefore, we aimed to assess insulin sensitivity in patients with thyroid cancer and suppressed thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) with the most appropriate direct method (hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp) in order to get a more conclusive response about the topic...
October 30, 2017: Endocrine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068880/quantitative-magnetization-transfer-mri-measurements-of-the-anterior-spinal-cord-region-are-associated-with-clinical-outcomes-in-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Michael Brendan Cloney, Zachary A Smith, Kenneth A Weber, Todd B Parrish
STUDY DESIGN: case-control. OBJECTIVE: To understand the role of magnetization transfer ratio in identifying patients with clinically significant myelopathy and disability. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Magnetization transfer ratio (MTR) is a quantitative measure that correlates with myelin loss and neural tissue destruction in a variety of neurological diseases. However, the usefulness of MTR in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) has not been examined...
October 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053905/distinct-predictive-role-of-collateral-status-on-clinical-outcome-in-variant-stroke-subtypes-of-acute-large-arterial-occlusion
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Xuting Zhang, Meixia Zhang, Wenhong Ding, Shenqiang Yan, David S Liebeskind, Min Lou
BACKGROUND: Clinical trials have showed that robust collateral flow has a relationship with good clinical outcome, however, different stroke subtypes were lumped together. This study explored the relationship between baseline collaterals and the onset-to-imaging time (OIT), and the correlation between pre-treatment collateral status and clinical outcome among different subtypes. METHOD: We reviewed prospectively collected data from consecutive acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients with acute middle cerebral artery occlusion who received reperfusion therapy...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859588/september-2017-letter-to-the-editor-in-chief
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Letter to the Editor-in-Chief of JOSPT as follows: "Clinically Meaningful Outcome Measures in Patients With Shoulder Problems" with Authors' Response J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2017;47(9):693-695. doi:10.2519/jospt.2017.0205.
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700646/efficacy-and-safety-of-micafungin-versus-extensive-azoles-in-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-invasive-fungal-infections-for-neutropenia-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Cho-Hao Lee, Jung-Chung Lin, Ching-Liang Ho, Min Sun, Wel-Ting Yen, Chin Lin
BACKGROUND: Current studies that compare the efficacy and safety of micafungin (MCFG) with that of triazoles for the prophylaxis and treatment of invasive fungal infections (IFIs) demonstrate a lack of sufficient evidence and yield conflicting results. To compare the efficacy and safety of MCFG and triazoles in the prevention and treatment of IFIs, we conducted a meta-analysis and trial sequential analysis (TSA). METHODS: For the meta-analysis, we systematically searched the databases of PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials and relevant database articles for randomized controlled studies published through November 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535648/-effect-of-%C3%AE-40p53-isoform-on-enhancing-the-pro-apoptotic-function-of-p53-in-tumor-cells
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B S Wang, H W Zhao, L X Qiao, J Q Shan, Q S Hou, D X Chen, H L Guo
Objective: To investigate the effect of Δ40p53, an alternative spliced isoform of p53 lacking the N-ter minus, on the pro-apoptotic function of p53. Methods: The wild-type p53 was ectopically expressed in HCT116-p53(-/-) (endogenous Δ40p53 expression), HCT116-p53(+ /+) (wild-type p53) and H1299 (p53-null) cells by adenoviral delivery, while Δ40p53 plasmid were transfected into these cells to overexpress Δ40p53. The levels of Δ40p53 and p53 mRNA were detected by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and quantitative PCR...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357066/association-of-two-synonymous-splicing-associated-cpg-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-in-calpain-10-and-solute-carrier-family-2-member-2-with-type-2-diabetes
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Maria Karambataki, Andigoni Malousi, Georgios Tzimagiorgis, Constantinos Haitoglou, Aikaterini Fragou, Elisavet Georgiou, Foteini Papadopoulou, Gerasimos E Krassas, Sofia Kouidou
Coding synonymous single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) have attracted little attention until recently. However, such SNPs located in epigenetic, CpG sites modifying exonic splicing enhancers (ESEs) can be informative with regards to the recently verified association of intragenic methylation and splicing. The present study describes the association of type 2 diabetes (T2D) with the exonic, synonymous, epigenetic SNPs, rs3749166 in calpain 10 (CAPN10) glucose transporter (GLUT4) translocator and rs5404 in solute carrier family 2, member 2 (SLC2A2), also termed GLUT2, which, according to prior bioinformatic analysis, strongly modify the splicing potential of glucose transport-associated genes...
February 2017: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282753/reliability-of-the-virtual-elevation-method-to-evaluate-rolling-resistance-of-different-mountain-bike-cross-country-tyres
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Thomas Maier, Beat Müller, Lucas Schmid, Thomas Steiner, Jon Peter Wehrlin
Although a low rolling resistance is advantageous in mountain bike cross-country racing, no studies have used the virtual elevation method to compare tyres from different manufacturers as used in international competitions so far. The aims of this study were to assess the reliability of this method, to compare the off-road rolling resistance between tyres and to calculate the influence on off-road speed. Nine 29-in. mountain bike cross-country tyres were tested on a course representing typical ground surface conditions 5 or 6 times...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266892/inflammatory-and-metalloproteinases-profiles-predict-three-month-poor-outcomes-in-ischemic-stroke-treated-with-thrombolysis
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Anna Maria Gori, Betti Giusti, Benedetta Piccardi, Patrizia Nencini, Vanessa Palumbo, Mascia Nesi, Antonia Nucera, Giovanni Pracucci, Paolina Tonelli, Eleonora Innocenti, Alice Sereni, Elena Sticchi, Danilo Toni, Paolo Bovi, Mario Guidotti, Maria Rosaria Tola, Domenico Consoli, Giuseppe Micieli, Rossana Tassi, Giovanni Orlandi, Maria Sessa, Francesco Perini, Maria Luisa Delodovici, Maria Luisa Zedde, Francesca Massaro, Rosanna Abbate, Domenico Inzitari
Inflammatory mediators and metalloproteinases are altered in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) and play a detrimental effect on clinical severity and hemorrhagic transformation of the ischemic brain lesion. Using data from the Italian multicenter observational MAGIC (MArker bioloGici nell'Ictus Cerebrale) Study, we evaluated the effect of inflammatory and metalloproteinases profiles on three-month functional outcome, hemorrhagic transformation and mortality in 327 patients with AIS treated with intravenous thrombolys in according to SITS-MOST (Safe Implementation of Thrombolysis in Stroke-MOnitoring STudy) criteria...
September 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215413/ratio-of-systolic-blood-pressure-to-right-atrial-pressure-a-novel-marker-to-predict-morbidity-and-mortality-in-acute-systolic-heart-failure
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Hesham R Omar, Richard Charnigo, Maya Guglin
Congestion is the main contributor to heart failure (HF) morbidity and mortality. We assessed the combined role of congestion and decreased forward flow in predicting morbidity and mortality in acute systolic HF. The Evaluation Study of Congestive Heart Failure and Pulmonary Artery Catheterization Effectiveness trial data set was used to determine if the ratio of simultaneously measured systolic blood pressure (SBP)/right atrial pressure (RAP) on admission predicted HF rehospitalization and 6-month mortality...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169190/galactosylation-and-sialylation-levels-of-igg-predict-relapse-in-patients-with-pr3-anca-associated-vasculitis
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Michael J Kemna, Rosina Plomp, Pieter van Paassen, Carolien A M Koeleman, Bas C Jansen, Jan G M C Damoiseaux, Jan Willem Cohen Tervaert, Manfred Wuhrer
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study is to investigate the Fc glycosylation profiles of both antigen-specific IgG targeted against proteinase 3 (PR3-ANCA) and total IgG as prognostic markers of relapse in patients with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA). METHODS: Seventy-five patients with GPA and a PR3-ANCA rise during follow-up were included, of whom 43 patients relapsed within a median period of 8 (2-16) months. The N-glycan at Asn297 of affinity-purified and denatured total IgG and PR3-ANCA was determined by mass spectrometry of glycopeptides in samples obtained at the time of the PR3-ANCA rise and at the time of the relapse or time-matched during remission...
March 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123142/investigation-of-metabolic-factors-associated-with-egfr-decline-over-1-year-in-a-japanese-population-without-ckd
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Kaori Hayashi, Michiyo Takayama, Takayuki Abe, Takeshi Kanda, Hiroshi Hirose, Ryoko Shimizu-Hirota, Eisuke Shiomi, Yasushi Iwao, Hiroshi Itoh
AIM: Early intervention before the progression of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is essential to prevent end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and cardiovascular complications. This study evaluated the correlation between metabolic and lifestyle-related factors and the decline of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) over 1 year in a Japanese population without CKD. METHODS: Subjects who received two consecutive annual health checkups from 2013 to 2015 were involved...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891568/oral-hygiene-compliance-in-orthodontic-patients-a-randomized-controlled-study-on-the-effects-of-a-post-treatment-communication
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mauro Cozzani, Giulia Ragazzini, Alessia Delucchi, Sabrina Mutinelli, Carlo Barreca, Daniel J Rinchuse, Roberto Servetto, Vincenzo Piras
BACKGROUND: Several studies have recently demonstrated that a post-treatment communication to explain the importance of an oral hygiene can improve the orthodontic patients' compliance over a period of 66 days. The main goal of this study is to evaluate the effects of a structured follow-up communication after orthodontic appliance application on oral hygiene compliance after 30-40 days. METHODS: Eighty-four orthodontic participants enrolled from patients who were beginning fixed orthodontic treatment at the Orthodontic Department, Gaslini Hospital, Genova, between July and October 2014 were randomly assigned to one of three trial arms...
December 2016: Progress in Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648002/regulatory-snps-alter-the-gene-expression-of-diabetic-retinopathy-associated-secretary-factors
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Chian-Feng Chen, Shiow-Wen Liou, Hsin-Han Wu, Chin-Hui Lin, Li-Shan Huang, Lin-Chung Woung, Ching-Yao Tsai
OBJECTIVES: Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a common microvascular complication in both type I and type II diabetes. Several previous reports indicated the serum centration of some secretary factors were highly associated with DR. Therefore, we hypothesis regulatory SNPs (rSNPs) genotype in secretary factors may alter these gene expression and lead to DR. METHODS: At first, pyrosequencing were applying to screen the SNPs which present allele frequency different in DR and DNR...
2016: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27617874/visualization-of-tear-clearance-using-anterior-segment-optical-coherence-tomography-and-polymethylmethacrylate-particles
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Xiaodong Zheng, Masahiko Yamaguchi, Tomoyuki Kamao, Yuri Sakane, Tomoko Goto, Atsushi Shiraishi, Yuichi Ohashi
We previously reported 2 new methods, anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) and polymethylmethacrylate particles suspended in fluorescein solution (PPF), for the evaluation of tear clearance and rapid tear flow after blinking (tear Krehbiel flow). Here, we investigated age-related OCT tear clearance and tear film thickness (TFT) and the potential correlation of OCT tear clearance and PPF velocity indicative of tear Krehbiel flow. Normal subjects separated into young and older groups received 5 μL of saline solution into the lower conjunctival sac, and an image of the central lower eyelid tear meniscus was captured by AS-OCT immediately and 30 seconds after natural blinking...
November 2016: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27474751/regulation-of-ugt2b-expression-and-activity-by-mir-216b-5p-in-liver-cancer-cell-lines
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Douglas F Dluzen, Aimee K Sutliff, Gang Chen, Christy J W Watson, Faoud T Ishmael, Philip Lazarus
The UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 2B enzymes are important in the detoxification of a variety of endogenous and exogenous compounds, including many hormones, drugs, and carcinogens. Identifying novel mechanisms governing their expression is important in understanding patient-specific response to drugs and cancer risk factors. In silico prediction algorithm programs were used to screen for microRNAs (miRNAs) as potential regulators of UGT2B enzymes, with miR-216b-5p identified as a potential candidate. Luciferase data suggested the presence of a functional miR-216b-5p binding motif within the 3' untranslated regions of UGTs 2B7, 2B4, and 2B10...
October 2016: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27454634/recovery-of-wrist-function-after-volar-locking-plate-fixation-for-distal-radius-fractures
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Naohide Takeuchi, Shunsuke Hotokezaka, Takamitsu Okada, Hidehiko Yuge, Takao Mae, Yukihide Iwamoto
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our present study was to examine the recovery of the postoperative wrist function, and to compare the range of motion among each direction ofthe wrist joint during the same time periods after surgery for distal radius fractures. METHODS: Twenty patients treated with a volar locking plate were evaluated. The active range of motion and grip strength were assessed at four weeks, six weeks, three months, six months and one year after surgery...
June 2016: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27438849/molecular-and-genetic-characterization-of-hiv-1-tat-exon-1-gene-from-cameroon-shows-conserved-tat-hla-binding-epitopes-functional-implications
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Georges Teto, Julius Y Fonsah, Claude T Tagny, Dora Mbanya, Emilienne Nchindap, Leopoldine Kenmogne, Joseph Fokam, Dora M Njamnshi, Charles Kouanfack, Alfred K Njamnshi, Georgette D Kanmogne
HIV-1 Tat plays a critical role in viral transactivation. Subtype-B Tat has potential use as a therapeutic vaccine. However, viral genetic diversity and population genetics would significantly impact the efficacy of such a vaccine. Over 70% of the 37-million HIV-infected individuals are in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and harbor non-subtype-B HIV-1. Using specimens from 100 HIV-infected Cameroonians, we analyzed the sequences of HIV-1 Tat exon-1, its functional domains, post-translational modifications (PTMs), and human leukocyte antigens (HLA)-binding epitopes...
July 18, 2016: Viruses
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