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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458161/multiple-mycotoxin-analysis-in-nut-products-occurrence-and-risk-characterization
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Sara C Cunha, S Sá, José O Fernandes
Nuts consumption plays an important role in Mediterranean diet, being a good source of proteins, vitamins, minerals and unsaturated fatty acids. However, nuts can be also a source of harmful mycotoxins with negative impact on human health. In this work, the occurrence of 16 mycotoxins belonging to different chemical classes, was assessed in several nut products. The analytical method used was based on modified QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe) procedure followed by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis...
February 16, 2018: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458108/the-relaxin-receptor-as-a-therapeutic-target-perspectives-from-evolution-and-drug-targeting
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REVIEW
Ross A D Bathgate, Martina Kocan, Daniel J Scott, M Akhter Hossain, Sara V Good, Sergey Yegorov, Jan Bogerd, Paul Gooley
The peptide relaxin was first identified as an important circulating hormone during pregnancy over 90 years ago. Research over many years defined the numerous biological roles that relaxin plays throughout pregnancy in many mammalian species. These important biological actions have led to the testing of relaxin as a therapeutic agent for a number of indications. The discovery of the relaxin receptor, RXFP1, in 2002 facilitated the better understanding of the cellular targets of relaxin, its mechanism of action and enabled the development of relaxin mimetics and screening for small molecule agonists...
February 16, 2018: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457919/enterobacteriaceae-antibiotic-resistance-in-ready-to-eat-foods-collected-from-hospital-and-community-canteens-analysis-of-prevalence
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Sara Vincenti, Matteo Raponi, Romina Sezzatini, Gabriele Giubbini, Patrizia Laurenti
Foodborne diseases and antibiotic resistance are serious widespread health problems in the contemporary world. In this study, we compared the microbiological quality of ready-to-eat (RTE) foods found in community canteens versus hospital canteens in Rome, Italy, focusing on detection and quantification of Enterobacteriaceae and the antibiotic resistance of these bacteria. Our findings show a remarkable difference in Enterobacteriaceae contamination between RTE foods distributed in community canteens (33.5% of samples) and those distributed in hospital canteens (5...
February 19, 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457842/long-term-outcomes-of-patients-undergoing-simultaneous-liver-transplantation-and-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Daniel Zamora-Valdes, Kymberly D Watt, Todd A Kellogg, John J Poterucha, Sara R Di Cecco, Nicki M Francisco-Ziller, Timucin Taner, Charles B Rosen, Julie K Heimbach
BACKGROUND: Obesity is increasingly common before and after liver transplantation (LT), yet optimal management remains unclear. AIM: To analyze the long term outcomes for obese patients undergoing LT including a non-invasive weight loss program and combined LT and sleeve gastrectomy (SG). METHODS: Since 2006, all patients referred for LT with a body mass index (BMI) ≥35 kg/m2 were enrolled. Patients who achieved weight loss (BMI<35) underwent LT alone, and those who did not underwent simultaneous LT+SG...
February 19, 2018: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457693/growth-yield-and-selection-of-nosz-clade-ii-types-in-a-continuous-enrichment-culture-of-n-2-o-respiring-bacteria
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Monica Conthe, Lea Wittorf, J Gijs Kuenen, Robbert Kleerebezem, Sara Hallin, Mark C M van Loosdrecht
Nitrous oxide (N2 O) reducing microorganisms may be key in the mitigation of N2 O emissions from managed ecosystems. However, there is still no clear understanding of the physiological and bioenergetic implications of microorganisms possessing either of the two N2 O reductase genes (nosZ), clade I and the more recently described clade II type nosZ. It has been suggested that organisms with nosZ clade II have higher growth yields and a lower affinity constant (Ks ) for N2 O. We compared N2 O reducing communities with different nosZI/nosZII ratios selected in chemostat enrichment cultures, inoculated with activated sludge, fed with N2 O as a sole electron acceptor and growth limiting factor, and acetate as electron donor...
February 19, 2018: Environmental Microbiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457478/the-interrelationships-among-pain-interference-depressive-symptoms-loneliness-and-employment-status-a-moderated-mediation-study
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George Ct Mugoya, Lisa M Hooper, Sara Tomek, Safiya George Dalmida, Anneliese Bolland, Joy Ufomadu, John Bolland
OBJECTIVE: To explore the mediating effect of loneliness on the relationship between pain interference and depressive symptoms and to determine whether this mechanism is contingent on employment status. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: A total of 876 adult caregivers of adolescents living in extremely impoverished conditions. ANALYSIS: Mediation and moderated mediation analyses using standard path-analytic approaches...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457290/imaging-heterogeneously-distributed-photo-active-traps-in-perovskite-single-crystals
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Haifeng Yuan, Elke Debroye, Eva Bladt, Gang Lu, Masoumeh Keshavarz, Kris P F Janssen, Maarten B J Roeffaers, Sara Bals, Edward H Sargent, Johan Hofkens
Organic-inorganic halide perovskites (OIHPs) have demonstrated outstanding energy conversion efficiency in solar cells and light-emitting devices. In spite of intensive developments in both materials and devices, electronic traps and defects that significantly affect their device properties remain under-investigated. Particularly, it remains challenging to identify and to resolve traps individually at the nanoscopic scale. Here, photo-active traps (PATs) are mapped over OIHP nanocrystal morphology of different crystallinity by means of correlative optical differential super-resolution localization microscopy (Δ-SRLM) and electron microscopy...
February 19, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456968/alternative-splicing-of-differentiated-myeloid-cell-transcripts-after-infection-by-anaplasma-phagocytophilum-impacts-a-selective-group-of-cellular-programs
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J Stephen Dumler, Sara H Sinclair, Amol C Shetty
Eukaryotic proteome diversity exceeds that encoded within individual genes, and results in part from alternative splicing events of pre-messenger RNA. The diversity of these splicing events can shape the outcome in development and differentiation of normal tissues, and is important in pathogenic circumstances such as cancer and some heritable conditions. A role for alternative splicing of eukaryotic genes in response to viral and intracellular bacterial infections has only recently been recognized, and plays an important role in providing fitness for microbial survival, while potentially enhancing pathogenicity...
2018: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456932/neither-hereditary-periodic-fever-nor-periodic-fever-aphthae-pharingitis-adenitis-undifferentiated-periodic-fever-in-a-tertiary-pediatric-center
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Silvia De Pauli, Sara Lega, Serena Pastore, Domenico Leonardo Grasso, Anna Monica Rosaria Bianco, Giovanni Maria Severini, Alberto Tommasini, Andrea Taddio
AIM: To describe the frequency and clinical characteristics of patients with undifferentiated periodic fever (UPF) and to investigate whether a clinical classification of UPF based on the PRINTO-Eurofever score can help predicting the response to treatment and the outcome at follow-up. METHODS: Clinical and therapeutic information of patients with recurrent fever who presented at a single pediatric rheumatology center from January 2006 through April 2016 were retrospectively collected...
February 8, 2018: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456568/harnessing-the-immune-system-in-the-battle-against-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Elizabeth S Nakasone, Sara A Hurvitz, Kelly E McCann
Breast cancer is the most prevalent malignancy in women and the second most common cause of cancer-related death worldwide. Despite major innovations in early detection and advanced therapeutics, up to 30% of women with node-negative breast cancer and 70% of women with node-positive breast cancer will develop recurrence. The recognition that breast tumors are infiltrated by a complex array of immune cells that influence their development, progression, and metastasis, as well as their responsiveness to systemic therapies has sparked major interest in the development of immunotherapies...
2018: Drugs in Context
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456566/is-application-of-kinesio-tape-to-treat-hyperlordosis-more-effective-on-abdominal-muscles-or-hamstrings
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Sara Abolahrari Shirazi, Farzaneh Moslemi Haghighi, Seyedeh Mahshid Alavi, Fahimeh Freiydoon Nezhad, Farahnaz Emami
Background: Hyperlordosis is defined as an abnormal increase in the lumbar arch of >40°. This study compared two taping techniques include abdominal muscles and hamstrings taping for the treatment of lumbar hyperlordosis. Materials and Methods: The randomized clinical trial was performed in Shiraz, Iran, during June and September 2014. Thirty women aged 20-45 years old with at least 40° lumbar lordosis participated. The women were randomized into two groups ( n = 15)...
2018: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456542/editorial-advances-in-ascochyta-research
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EDITORIAL
Diego Rubiales, Sara Fondevilla, Weidong Chen, Jennifer Davidson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456224/alport-s-syndrome-with-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-lesion-pattern-to-recognize
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Afnan A Alsahli, Sara I Alshahwan, Amal O Alotaibi, Khaled O Alsaad, Nourah Aloudah, Mahfooz Farooqui, Abdullah A Al Sayyari
The association between Alport's syndrome (AS) and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) in the same patient is complex and rarely reported. We report a case of a 42-year-old male presenting with proteinuria, microscopic hematuria, elevated serum creatinine and hypertension with unremarkable physical examination apart from obesity. The renal biopsy showed well-established FSGS pattern of injury with mild interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy, while the electron microscopic examination demonstrated glomerular basement membranes (GBM) changes compatible with AS...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456204/renoprotective-effect-of-nigella-sativa-against-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity-and-oxidative-stress-in-rat
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Sara Hosseinian, Mousa-Al-Reza Hadjzadeh, Noma Mohamadian Roshan, Majid Khazaei, Samira Shahraki, Reza Mohebbati, Abolfazl Khajavi Rad
Cisplatin is one of the important antineoplastic drugs. Its clinical use has been restricted due to severe kidney toxicity. Nigella sativa (N. sativa) is an herbaceous plant with many pharmacologic effects. In the present study, we evaluated the protective effects of aqueous-ethanolic extract of N. sativa and Vitamin E on cisplatin-induced nephrotoxicity in rats. Eighty male rats were divided into eight groups: control, cisplatin (6 mg/kg; ip), preventive Vitamin E (100 mg/kg), preventive N. sativa (100,200 mg/kg), preventive + treatment Vitamin E, and preventive + treatment N...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456181/an-ultraconserved-element-containing-lncrna-preserves-transcriptional-dynamics-and-maintains-esc-self-renewal
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Alessandro Fiorenzano, Emilia Pascale, Miriam Gagliardi, Sara Terreri, Mariarosaria Papa, Gennaro Andolfi, Marco Galasso, Guidantonio Malagoli Tagliazucchi, Cristian Taccioli, Eduardo Jorge Patriarca, Amelia Cimmino, Maria Rosaria Matarazzo, Gabriella Minchiotti, Annalisa Fico
Ultraconserved elements (UCEs) show the peculiar feature to retain extended perfect sequence identity among human, mouse, and rat genomes. Most of them are transcribed and represent a new family of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), the transcribed UCEs (T-UCEs). Despite their involvement in human cancer, the physiological role of T-UCEs is still unknown. Here, we identify a lncRNA containing the uc.170+, named T-UCstem1, and provide in vitro and in vivo evidence that it plays essential roles in embryonic stem cells (ESCs) by modulating cytoplasmic miRNA levels and preserving transcriptional dynamics...
February 8, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455789/geographical-variation-in-the-clinical-presentation-of-endomyocardial-fibrosis-in-india
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Prabha Nini Gupta, Subair M Kunju, Baiju Rajan, A George Koshy, Sunitha Vishwanathan, Preeti Sara George, Praveen Velappan
OBJECTIVES: To compare the clinical presentation, clinical profile and survival of two groups of endomyocardial fibrosis patients. METHODS: The study was a prospective cohort study, or a prospective case series, comparing all consecutive echocardiographically proven patients with endomyocardial fibrosis seen in Medical College Trivandrum with the patients seen in Medical College Hospital, Alappuzha(Alleppey) (or TD Medical College). In all patients the clinical details like age, sex, type of endomyocardial fibrosis, the presence of anaemia, eosinophilia, neutrophilia and type of rhythm(Sinus or atrial fibrillation) etc were compared by both simple X2 and by Kaplan Meier survival curves...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455689/industry-s-experiences-with-the-scientific-advice-offered-by-the-federal-joint-committee-within-the-early-benefit-assessment-of-pharmaceuticals-in-germany
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Charalabos-Markos Dintsios, Sara Schlenkrich
OBJECTIVES: Optional scientific advice (SA) for the early benefit assessment of pharmaceuticals is offered by the German decision maker, the Federal Joint Committee (FJC). The aim of this study was to elicit manufacturers' experiences with the SA procedures offered by the FJC to date. METHODS: A preliminary survey on a small sample size was conducted. Subsequently, a questionnaire comprising eight items, which was developed on the basis of that survey, was used...
February 19, 2018: International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455131/downscaling-hydrodynamics-features-to-depict-causes-of-major-productivity-of-sicilian-maltese-area-and-implications-for-resource-management
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Fulvio Capodici, Giuseppe Ciraolo, Simone Cosoli, Antonino Maltese, M Cristina Mangano, Gianluca Sarà
Chlorophyll-a (CHL-a) and sea surface temperature (SST) are generally accepted as proxies for water quality. They can be easily retrieved in a quasi-near real time mode through satellite remote sensing and, as such, they provide an overview of the water quality on a synoptic scale in open waters. Their distributions evolve in space and time in response to local and remote forcing, such as winds and currents, which however have much finer temporal and spatial scales than those resolvable by satellites in spite of recent advances in satellite remote-sensing techniques...
February 15, 2018: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454840/melanocortin-4-receptor-stimulation-improves-social-deficits-in-mice-through-oxytocin-pathway
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Andrea Mastinu, Marika Premoli, Giuseppina Maccarinelli, Mariagrazia Grilli, Maurizio Memo, Sara Anna Bonini
Several studies on humans and mice support oxytocin's role in improving social behaviour, but its use in pharmacotherapy presents some important limiting factors. To date, it is emerging a pharmacological potential for melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) agonism in social deficits treatment. Recently, we demonstrated that the deletion of the NFKB1 gene, which encodes the p50 NF-κB subunit, causes impairment in social behaviours, with reductions in social interactions in mice. In this work, we tested the acute effects of THIQ, a selective melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) agonist...
February 15, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454229/pancreatic-cancer-presenting-as-colonic-disease-a-rare-case-report
#20
Sara Tavares Nogueira, Bruno Lima Pinto, Eduardo Faria Silva, Hermano Anjos Garcia, Francisco Carneiro
INTRODUCTION: Pancreatic cancer is the fourth major cause of cancer-related deaths. About 50% of the patients are diagnosed with advanced disease. Metastatic disease to the colon is a very rare entity with only 5 cases described in english literature. CASE PRESENTATION: Male, 60 years-old, presents to a surgical consult with the diagnosis of an adenocarcinoma of the sigmoid colon. The physical exam revealed a periumbilical nodule with suspicious features. The staging CT-scan showed a mass in the tail of the pancreas involving the spleen and left kidney, thickening of the sigmoid colon, multiple mesenteric masses and trabecular changes in the ischium, suggesting metastatic disease...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
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