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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325022/comparing-glucose-and-insulin-data-from-the-two-hour-oral-glucose-tolerance-test-in-metabolic-syndrome-subjects-and-marathon-runners
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Miguel Altuve, Gilberto Perpinan, Erika Severeyn, Sara Wong
Glucose is the main energy source of the body's cells and is essential for normal metabolism. Two pancreatic hormones, insulin and glucagon, are involved in glucose home-ostasis. Alteration in the plasma glucose and insulin concentrations could lead to distinct symptoms and diseases, ranging from mental function impairment to coma and even death. Type 2 diabetes, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome are typical examples of abnormal glucose metabolism that increase the risk for cardiovascular disease and mortality...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324245/comparison-of-dna-microarray-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification-lamp-and-real-time-pcr-with-dna-sequencing-for-identification-of-fusarium-spp-obtained-from-patients-with-hematologic-malignancies
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Marcela de Souza, Tetsuhiro Matsuzawa, Kanae Sakai, Yasunori Muraosa, Luzia Lyra, Ariane Fidelis Busso-Lopes, Anna Sara Shafferman Levin, Angélica Zaninelli Schreiber, Yuzuru Mikami, Tohoru Gonoi, Katsuhiko Kamei, Maria Luiza Moretti, Plínio Trabasso
The performance of three molecular biology techniques, i.e., DNA microarray, loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), and real-time PCR were compared with DNA sequencing for properly identification of 20 isolates of Fusarium spp. obtained from blood stream as etiologic agent of invasive infections in patients with hematologic malignancies. DNA microarray, LAMP and real-time PCR identified 16 (80%) out of 20 samples as Fusarium solani species complex (FSSC) and four (20%) as Fusarium spp. The agreement among the techniques was 100%...
March 21, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323907/resveratrol-inhibits-androgen-production-of-human-adrenocortical-h295r-cells-by-lowering-cyp17-and-cyp21-expression-and-activities
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Nesa Marti, Nadia Bouchoucha, Kay-Sara Sauter, Christa E Flück
Resveratrol, a natural compound found in grapes, became very popular for its suggested protective effects against aging. It was reported to have similar positive effects on the human metabolism as caloric restriction. Recently, positive effects of resveratrol on steroid biosynthesis in cell systems and in humans suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome have also been reported, but the exact mechanism of this action remains unknown. Sirtuins seem targeted by resveratrol to mediate its action on energy homeostasis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323675/30-day-readmission-after-pancreatic-resection-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
#4
Alexander V Fisher, Sara Fernandes-Taylor, Stephanie A Campbell-Flohr, Sam J Clarkson, Emily R Winslow, Daniel E Abbott, Sharon M Weber
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to identify and compare common reasons and risk factors for 30-day readmission after pancreatic resection. BACKGROUND: Hospital readmission after pancreatic resection is common and costly. Many studies have evaluated this problem and numerous discrepancies exist regarding the primary reasons and risk factors for readmission. METHODS: Multiple electronic databases were searched from 2002 to 2016, and 15 relevant articles identified...
March 20, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323674/emergency-presentation-of-esophagogastric-cancer-predictors-and-long-term-prognosis
#5
Sheraz R Markar, Hugh Mackenzie, Sara Jemal, Omar Faiz, David Cunningham, George B Hanna
OBJECTIVE: To identify patient factors that are associated with emergency presentation of esophageal and gastric cancer, and further to evaluate long-term prognosis in this cohort. BACKGROUND: The incidence of emergency presentation is variable, with the prognosis of patients stabilized and discharged to return for elective surgery unknown. METHODS: The primary admission of patients with esophageal or gastric cancer within the Hospital Episode Statistics database (1997-2012) was used to classify as emergency or elective diagnosis...
March 20, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323481/the-emergence-of-life-as-a-first-order-phase-transition
#6
Cole Mathis, Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Sara Imari Walker
It is well known that life on Earth alters its environment over evolutionary and geological timescales. An important open question is whether this is a result of evolutionary optimization or a universal feature of life. In the latter case, the origin of life would be coincident with a shift in environmental conditions. Here we present a model for the emergence of life in which replicators are explicitly coupled to their environment through the recycling of a finite supply of resources. The model exhibits a dynamic, first-order phase transition from nonlife to life, where the life phase is distinguished by selection on replicators...
March 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323449/the-relative-importance-of-real-time-in-cab-and-external-feedback-in-managing-fatigue-in-real-world-commercial-transport-operations
#7
Michael Fitzharris, Sara Liu, Amanda N Stephens, Michael G Lenné
OBJECTIVE: Real-time driver monitoring systems represent a solution to address key behavioral risks as they occur, particularly distraction and fatigue. The efficacy of these systems in real-world settings is largely unknown. This paper has three objectives: 1) to document the incidence and duration of fatigue in real-world commercial truck driving operations, 2) to determine the reduction, if any, in the incidence of fatigue episodes associated with providing feedback, and 3) to tease apart the relative contribution of in-cab warnings from 24 monitoring and feedback to employers...
March 21, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320199/comparison-of-imaging-using-11-c-itmm-and-18-f-fdg-for-the-detection-of-cerebellar-ataxia
#8
Kenji Ishibashi, Yoshiharu Miura, Jun Toyohara, Kenji Ishii, Kiichi Ishiwata
Objective Newly developed methods for imaging type 1 metabotropic glutamate receptor (mGluR1) have the potential use for estimating cerebellar function. We aimed to compare mGluR1 imaging using N-[4-[6-(isopropylamino)pyrimidin-4-yl]-1,3-thiazol-2-yl]-4-(11)C-methoxy-N-methylbenzamide ((11)C-ITMM) with the existing marker, fluorine-18-labeled fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) imaging, in the cerebellum. METHODS: Fourteen subjects consisting of 12 patients with cerebellar ataxia and two healthy subjects underwent (11)C-ITMM and (18)F-FDG positron emission tomography...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320115/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-in-puerperium-a-prospective-study
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Gian Paolo Anzola, Renato Brighenti, Milena Cobelli, Alessia Giossi, Sara Mazzucco, Silvia Olivato, Elisa Pari, Maria Paola Piras, Alessandro Padovani, Fabrizio Rinaldi, Giulia Turri
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is characterized by severe "thunderclap" headache, with or without associated neurological symptoms and neuroimaging findings of reversible vasoconstriction of cerebral arteries. Puerperium is a recognized precipitant, but the incidence of puerperal RCVS is unknown. We conducted a prospective study to assess incidence, risk factors and clinical features of RCVS. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Nine-hundred consecutive puerperae were prospectively enrolled within three days of delivery...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320088/flower-extract-of-allium-atroviolaceum-triggered-apoptosis-activated-caspase-3-and-down-regulated-antiapoptotic-bcl-2-gene-in-hela-cancer-cell-line
#10
Somayeh Khazaei, Vasudevan Ramachandran, Roslida Abdul Hamid, Norhaizan Mohd Esa, Ali Etemad, Sara Moradipoor, Patimah Ismail
Cervical cancer accounts for the second most frequent cancer and also third leading cause of cancer mortality (15%) among women worldwide. The major problems of chemotherapeutic treatment in cervical cancer are non-specific cytotoxicity and drug resistance. Plant-derived products, known as natural therapies, have been used for thousands of years in cancer treatment with a very low number of side effects. Allium atroviolaceum is a species in the genus Allium and Liliaceae family, which could prove to have beneficial effects on cancer treatment, although there is a lack of corresponding attention...
March 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320050/the-practice-pattern-of-hepatitis-b-testing-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-a-cross-national-comparison-between-us-and-taiwan
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Tzu-Chieh Lin, Nikroo Hashemi, Seoyoung C Kim, Yea-Huei Kao Yang, Kazuki Yoshida, Sara Tedeschi, Rishi Desai, Daniel H Solomon
OBJECTIVE: The Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) testing rates and patterns in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients starting disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) have not been well studied. We describe and compare the practice patterns of HBV testing among RA patients in U.S. and Taiwan. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study including RA patients starting first DMARD in U.S. or Taiwan. The first date patients newly received any DMARD was defined as the index date, and the 1-year period before the index date was the baseline period...
March 20, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319944/time-of-day-could-affect-cognitive-screening-performance-in-older-patients-with-tia-and-stroke
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Sara Mazzucco, Linxin Li, Maria A Tuna, Sarah T Pendlebury, Rhoda Frost, Rose Wharton, Peter M Rothwell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The impact of time-of-day on the cognitive performance of older patients with limited cognitive reserve after a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke, and on short cognitive tests, such as the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA), is unknown. We retrospectively studied whether morning versus afternoon assessment might affect the classification of patients aged 70 or older as severe (SCI), mild (MCI), and no (NCI) cognitive impairment by the MoCA. METHODS: Morning (12 p...
March 21, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319814/time-specific-and-cumulative-effects-of-exposure-to-parental-externalizing-behavior-on-risk-for-young-adult-alcohol-use-disorder
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Alexis C Edwards, Sara L Lönn, Katherine J Karriker-Jaffe, Jan Sundquist, Kenneth S Kendler, Kristina Sundquist
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicate that parental externalizing behavior (EB) is a robust risk factor for alcohol use disorder (AUD) in their children, and that this is due to both inherited genetic liability and environmental exposure. However, it remains unclear whether the effects of exposure to parental EB vary as a function of timing and/or chronicity. METHODS: We identified biological parents with an alcohol use disorder, drug abuse, or criminal behavior, during different periods of their child's upbringing, using Swedish national registries...
March 8, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319804/are-diabetes-guidelines-truly-evidence-based
#14
REVIEW
Matthew F Bouchonville, Sara Matani, Jason J DuBroff, Robert J DuBroff
The global epidemic of obesity and diabetes underscores the urgency to develop strategies to prevent cardiovascular (CV) disease in this vulnerable population. Clinical guidelines are intended to help the clinician manage these patients, but guidelines are often discordant among professional organizations and not always evidence based. Clinicians must rely upon the best available evidence, and therefore we critically reviewed the evidence behind the American Diabetes Association (ADA) 2016 guidelines on the prevention of CV disease in diabetes...
March 7, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319737/relationship-between-c9orf72-repeat-size-and-clinical-phenotype
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REVIEW
Sara Van Mossevelde, Julie van der Zee, Marc Cruts, Christine Van Broeckhoven
Patient carriers of a C9orf72 repeat expansion exhibit remarkable heterogeneous clinical and pathological characteristics suggesting the presence of modifying factors. In accordance with other repeat expansion diseases, repeat length is the prime candidate as a genetic modifier. Observations of earlier onset ages in younger generations of large families suggested a mechanism of disease anticipation. Yet, studies of repeat size and onset age have led to conflicting results. Also, the correlation between repeat size and diagnosis is poorly understood...
March 17, 2017: Current Opinion in Genetics & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319623/expanding-pruritic-plaque-on-the-forearm
#16
Sara E Chapman, Marie J Han, Jennifer Alfar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319607/reduced-bone-mineral-density-in-children-with-screening-detected-celiac-disease
#17
Sara Björck, Charlotte Brundin, Magnus Karlsson, Daniel Agardh
OBJECTIVES: To assess if bone mass and metabolism are impaired in genetically at risk children with screening-detected celiac disease. METHODS: Included were 71 children with screening-detected celiac disease diagnosed at 10.0 ± 0.7 (mean ± SD) years and 142 matched controls as well as 30 children with screening-detected celiac disease diagnosed at 3.3 ± 0.4 years of age presently on a gluten-free diet for 6.9 ± 1.1 years and 60 matched controls...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319533/-perfscore-a-multidimensional-score-a-simple-way-to-predict-the-success-of-cardiac-rehabilitation
#18
Patrizia Maras, Sara Doimo, Alessando Altinier, Alessio Della Mattia, Luigia Scudeller, Gianfranco Sinagra, Catherine Klersy
BACKGROUND: We propose a simple and reliable score, performance score ('PERFSCORE'), that allows cardiologists to assess the achievement of therapeutic goals. METHODS: We identified six indicators of cardiac rehabilitation performance: heart rate (HR) less than 70 beats/min; blood pressure (BP) less than 140/90 mmHg; smoking cessation or non-smokers; left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) more than 40%; LDLc less than 100 mg/dl or more than 70 mg/dl if diabetic; and on treatment at least with three drugs among angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARBs), β-blockers, statins, and ASA...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319183/an-integrated-analysis-of-micro-and-macro-habitat-features-as-a-tool-to-detect-weather-driven-constraints-a-case-study-with-cavity-nesters
#19
D Campobello, J Lindström, R Di Maggio, M Sarà
The effects of climate change on animal populations may be shaped by habitat characteristics at both micro- and macro-habitat level, however, empirical studies integrating these two scales of observation are lacking. As analyses of the effects of climate change commonly rely on data from a much larger scale than the microhabitat level organisms are affected at, this mismatch risks hampering progress in developing understanding of the details of the ecological and evolutionary responses of organisms and, ultimately, effective actions to preserve their populations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319094/targeting-c-fos-and-dusp1-abrogates-intrinsic-resistance-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy-in-bcr-abl-induced-leukemia
#20
Meenu Kesarwani, Zachary Kincaid, Ahmed Gomaa, Erika Huber, Sara Rohrabaugh, Zain Siddiqui, Muhammad F Bouso, Tahir Latif, Ming Xu, Kakajan Komurov, James C Mulloy, Jose A Cancelas, H Leighton Grimes, Mohammad Azam
Tyrosine-kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy for human cancers is not curative, and relapse occurs owing to the continued presence of tumor cells, referred to as minimal residual disease (MRD). The survival of MRD stem or progenitor cells in the absence of oncogenic kinase signaling, a phenomenon referred to as intrinsic resistance, depends on diverse growth factors. Here we report that oncogenic kinase and growth-factor signaling converge to induce the expression of the signaling proteins FBJ osteosarcoma oncogene (c-FOS, encoded by Fos) and dual-specificity phosphatase 1 (DUSP1)...
March 20, 2017: Nature Medicine
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