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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732439/the-extract-of-portulaca-oleracea-and-its-constituent-alpha-linolenic-acid-affects-serum-oxidant-levels-and-inflammatory-cells-in-sensitized-rats
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Mahsa Kaveh, Akram Eidi, Ali Nemati, Mohammad Hossein Boskabady
The effects of Portulaca oleracea and its constituent, alpha linolenic acid on serum oxidant levels and inflammatory cells in sensitized rats were examined. Eight groups of rats including control, sensitized, sensitized rats treated with 1, 2 and 4 mg/mL extract of P. oleracea, 0.2 and 0.4 mg/mL alpha linolenic acid (ALA) and 1.25 μg/mL dexamethaswere studied serum levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT, thiol groups, NO2, NO3, and Malondialdehyde (MDA) as well as total and differential WBC in blood were measured...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732403/ecosystem-service-trade-offs-and-their-influencing-factors-a-case-study-in-the-loess-plateau-of-china
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Qiang Feng, Wenwu Zhao, Bojie Fu, Jingyi Ding, Shuai Wang
Soil erosion control (SEC), carbon sequestration (CAS), and soil moisture (SMO) strongly interact in the semi-arid Loess Plateau. Since SMO has supportive effects on SEC and CAS, it can be considered as ecosystem service (ES), and there is an immediate need to coordinate the relationships among these ecosystem services (ESs) to promote the sustainability of vegetation recovery. In this study, we quantified the ESs, ES trade-offs, and the environmental factors in 151 sample plots in the Ansai watershed, and we used a redundancy analysis (RDA) to clarify the effects of environmental factors on these ESs and their trade-offs...
July 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732400/solar-photocatalytic-disinfection-of-agricultural-pathogenic-fungi-curvularia-sp-in-real-urban-wastewater
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Yelitza Aguas, Margarita Hincapie, Pilar Fernández-Ibáñez, María Inmaculada Polo-López
The interest in developing alternative water disinfection methods that increase the access to irrigation water free of pathogens for agricultural purposes is increasing in the last decades. Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOPs) have been demonstrated to be very efficient for the abatement of several kind of pathogens in contaminated water. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate and compare the capability of several solar AOPs for the inactivation of resistant spores of agricultural fungi. Solar photoassisted H2O2, solar photo-Fenton at acid and near-neutral pH, and solar heterogeneous photocatalysis using TiO2, with and without H2O2, have been studied for the inactivation of spores of Curvularia sp...
July 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732397/combined-sewer-overflow-events-and-childhood-emergency-department-visits-a-case-crossover-study
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Cole Brokamp, Andrew F Beck, Louis Muglia, Patrick Ryan
In localities with combined sewer systems, combined sewer overflow (CSO) events frequently occur following high precipitation and can result in the release of untreated sewage and industrial wastewater into surface waters. We hypothesized that either direct contact with or proximity to aerosolized CSO effluent would increase the risk for childhood emergency department (ED) visits for asthma, gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses, and skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) in Cincinnati, OH, USA. ED visits for 2010-2014 due to GI diseases, asthma, and SSTIs were extracted from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center electronic health records...
July 17, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732390/a-novel-hitch-and-ride-deep-biliary-cannulation-method-during-rendezvous-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-ercp-technique
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Yousuke Nakai, Hiroyuki Isayama, Saburo Matsubara, Hirofumi Kogure, Suguru Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Hamada, Naminatsu Takahara, Tomoka Nakamura, Tatsuya Sato, Tsuyoshi Takeda, Ryunosuke Hakuta, Kazunaga Ishigaki, Kei Saito, Minoru Tada, Kazuhiko Koike
Background and study aim Endoscopic ultrasound-guided rendezvous (EUS-RV) is increasingly reported as a treatment option after failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. We developed a novel "hitch-and-ride" catheter for biliary cannulation to reduce the risk of guidewire loss during EUS-RV. Patients and methods We retrospectively evaluated safety and technical success of EUS-RV between June 2011 and May 2016. Biliary cannulation during EUS-RV using three methods - over-the-wire, along-the-wire, and hitch-and-ride - were compared...
July 21, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732376/risk-factors-associated-with-fatality-of-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome-a-meta-analysis
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Yuxin Chen, Bei Jia, Yong Liu, Rui Huang, Junhao Chen, Chao Wu
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome is an emerging life-threatening infectious disease identified in 2009. Given high case-fatality rate among patients with severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, identification of the risk factors at acute phase associated with fatality is crucial for treatment. Therefore, we aimed to meta-analytically evaluate risk factors of fatal clinical outcome of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome. 238 fatal cases and 873 non-fatal cases from 12 studies were included in this meta-analysis...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732372/combined-ki67-and-ercc1-for-prognosis-in-non-keratinizing-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-underwent-chemoradiotherapy
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Ying Lu, Haixin Huang, Min Kang, Min Yi, Hui Yang, Sibei Wu, Rensheng Wang
This study aimed to assess the predictive value of combined Ki67 and ERCC1 in distant metastasis-free nasopharyngeal carcinoma. 334 such cases were retrospectively assessed. Immunohistochemistry was used to evaluate Ki67 and ERCC1 protein levels in tumor tissues. Associations of Ki67 and ERCC1 amounts with clinical characteristics and survival were analyzed. Medium follow-up was 48.7 months; overall survival (OS), disease-free survival (DFS), distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS), and local recurrence-free survival (LRFS) were 91...
July 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732363/meta-analysis-of-the-association-between-the-inflammatory-potential-of-diet-and-colorectal-cancer-risk
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Yu Fan, Xin Jin, Changfeng Man, Zhenjun Gao, Xiaoyan Wang
OBJECTIVES: The inflammatory potential of diet has been inconsistently linked to colorectal cancer (CRC) risk. This meta-analysis aimed to evaluate the association of the inflammatory potential of diet, as estimated by the dietary inflammatory index (DII) score, with CRC risk. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The PubMed and Embase databases were searched for relevant studies from inception to February 2017. All cohort and case-control studies investigating the association of the DII score with CRC risk were selected...
July 14, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732327/prediagnostic-serum-calcium-and-albumin-and-ovarian-cancer-a-nested-case-control-study-in-the-norwegian-janus-serum-bank-cohort
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Gary G Schwartz, Steinar Tretli, Linda Vos, Trude E Robsahm
BACKGROUND: Women with higher serum calcium may be more likely to be diagnosed and die of ovarian cancer. We evaluated that finding in a large, prospective cohort. METHODS: We conducted a nested case-control study using a population-based biobank from Norway. We compared 202 ovarian cancer cases and 202 controls, matched for age, date at blood draw, and county of residence, with respect to serum calcium and albumin, adjusted for anthropometric variables. We evaluated risks using the entire follow-up period as well as 2-15 years and 16-25 years ("early" and "late", respectively)...
July 18, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732321/aggregating-exposures-cumulating-risk-for-semivolatile-organic-compounds-a-review
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REVIEW
Maud Pelletier, Nathalie Bonvallot, Philippe Glorennec
Increasingly, health risk assessment is addressing multiple pathway exposures to multiple contaminants. We reviewed aggregated exposure and cumulative risk approaches for contemporary and ubiquitous semivolatile organic compounds (SVOC). We identified 22 studies aggregating exposure pathways, and 31 cumulating risk. Exposure aggregation is based on the addition of pathway-specific doses, using kinetic modeling where it exists, and classic external dose equations otherwise. In most cases, exposure is dominated by a single route or source of exposure - mainly the oral pathway - via dietary or non-dietary exposure...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732301/a-case-of-multiple-inflammatory-hepatic-pseudotumor-protruding-from-the-liver-surface-after-colonic-cancer
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Toshikatsu Nitta, Jun Kataoka, Yoshihiro Inoue, Kensuke Fujii, Masahito Ohta, Hiroshi Kawasaki, Atsushi Takeshita, Takashi Ishibashi
INTRODUCTION: Inflammatory hepatic pseudotumor (IHPT) is an important benign liver disease because it is difficult to clinically and radiologically distinguish from malignant tumors. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here, we describe a case of a 67-year-old male patient diagnosed with multiple inflammatory hepatic pseudotumors. The patient had undergone left hemicolectomy for descending colonic cancer (T3 N0 M0 stage IIA) 2 years prior. He underwent segment 6 and segment 7 partial hepatectomy because of suspected liver metastasis...
June 8, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732300/complete-torsion-of-gallbladder-following-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-case-study
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Tomoaki Bekki, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Nobuaki Fujikuni, Hiroshi Okuda, Tatsunari Sasada, Minoru Yamaki, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Toshio Noriyuki, Masahiro Nakahara
INTRODUCTION: Gallbladder torsion is mainly associated with a floating gallbladder. From an anatomical perspective, laparoscopic cholecystectomy is a more optimal treatment than open cholecystectomy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 84-year-old woman visited the Onomichi General Hospital because of progressive pain in the right upper quadrant of her abdomen. Physical examination revealed a positive Murphy sign and peritoneal irritation. Laboratory data demonstrated that inflammatory marker levels were increased...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732295/determination-of-54-pesticides-in-waters-of-the-iberian-douro-river-estuary-and-risk-assessment-of-environmentally-relevant-mixtures-using-theoretical-approaches-and-artemia-salina-and-daphnia-magna-bioassays
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Catarina Cruzeiro, Sofia Amaral, Eduardo Rocha, Maria João Rocha
As a case study, the estuary of the international Douro River (Iberian Peninsula) was sampled over a year (2010) at six sampling sites to determine the presence of 56 pesticides of different categories (insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides). 96% of measured pesticides were detected in 79% of the quantified samples. Individual average pesticide concentrations ranged from 39 to 1 265ng/L, indicating a ubiquitous presence of the selected compounds; moreover, twelve pesticides were above the 2013/39/EU Directive limits...
July 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732253/diminished-ovarian-reserve-in-women-with-transfusion-dependent-beta-thalassemia-major-is-iron-gonadotoxic
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Aysel Uysal, Gül Alkan, Ayşegül Kurtoğlu, Onur Erol, Erdal Kurtoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Iron accumulation in the endocrine glands has been implicated in the aetiopathogenesis of decreased reproductive capacity in patients with beta-thalassemia major (β-TM). The aim of the current study was to investigate the serum concentration of anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH), a marker of ovarian reserve, in women with transfusion-dependent β-TM. STUDY DESIGN: In this case-control study, we recruited 43 women with transfusion-dependent TM and 44 age-matched healthy controls...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732234/computational-modelling-of-genome-scale-metabolic-networks-and-its-application-to-cho-cell-cultures
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REVIEW
Živa Rejc, Lidija Magdevska, Tilen Tršelič, Timotej Osolin, Rok Vodopivec, Jakob Mraz, Eva Pavliha, Nikolaj Zimic, Tanja Cvitanović, Damjana Rozman, Miha Moškon, Miha Mraz
Genome-scale metabolic models (GEMs) have become increasingly important in recent years. Currently, GEMs are the most accurate in silico representation of the genotype-phenotype link. They allow us to study complex networks from the systems perspective. Their application may drastically reduce the amount of experimental and clinical work, improve diagnostic tools and increase our understanding of complex biological phenomena. GEMs have also demonstrated high potential for the optimisation of bio-based production of recombinant proteins...
July 8, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732225/influence-of-hypo-and-hyperthermia-on-death-time-estimation-a-simulation-study
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H Muggenthaler, M Hubig, S Schenkl, G Mall
Numerous physiological and pathological mechanisms can cause elevated or lowered body core temperatures. Deviations from the physiological level of about 37°C can influence temperature based death time estimations. However, it has not been investigated by means of thermodynamics, to which extent hypo- and hyperthermia bias death time estimates. Using numerical simulation, the present study investigates the errors inherent in temperature based death time estimation in case of elevated or lowered body core temperatures before death...
June 27, 2017: Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732221/atrophic-mandible-fractures-are-bone-grafts-necessary-an-update
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Jaime Castro-Núñez, Larry L Cunningham, Joseph E Van Sickels
PURPOSE: The management of atrophic mandibular fractures poses a challenge because of anatomic variations and medical comorbidities associated with elderly patients. The purpose of this article is to review and update the literature regarding the management of atrophic mandible fractures using load-bearing reconstruction plates placed without bone grafts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a review of the English-language literature looking for atrophic mandibular fractures with or without continuity defects and reconstruction without bone grafts...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732209/the-effect-of-a-peer-education-program-on-combating-violence-against-women-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Özlem C Gürkan, Nuran Kömürcü
BACKGROUND: Student nurses in Turkey need to be exposed to appropriate undergraduate training if they are to acquire the required knowledge, attitudes and skills that will help them to fight the issue of violence against women (VAW). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this research study was to assess the effect of a peer education program about combating VAW on the knowledge, attitudes and skills of nursing students. DESIGN: The study was designed as a randomized controlled trial...
July 12, 2017: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732188/adapted-methods-for-scanning-electron-microscopy-in-assessment-of-human-sperm-morphology
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Petra Nussdorfer, Ines Cilenšek, Branko Zorn, Daniel Petrovič
Infertility is a widespread problem, and in some cases, the routine basic semen analysis is not sufficient to detect the cause of male infertility. The use of the scanning electron microscope (SEM) could provide a detailed insight into spermatozoa morphology, but it requires specific sample preparation techniques. The purpose of this study was to select, adjust, and optimize a method for the preparation of spermatozoa samples prior to SEM analysis, and to establish the protocol required for its use in clinical practice...
July 21, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732186/assessing-the-impact-of-surgeon-experience-on-urinary-continence-recovery-after-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-results-of-four-high-volume-surgeons
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Nicola Fossati, Ettore Di Trapani, Giorgio Gandaglia, Paolo Dell'Oglio, Paolo Umari, Nicolò Maria Buffi, Giorgio Guazzoni, Alexander Mottrie, Franco Gaboardi, Francesco Montorsi, Alberto Briganti, Nazareno Suardi
PURPOSE: To test the impact of surgeon experience on urinary continence (UC) recovery after robot-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 1477 consecutive patients treated with RARP by four surgeons between 2006 and 2014. UC recovery was defined as being completely dry over a 24-hour period at follow-up. Surgeon experience was coded as the total number of RARP performed by the surgeon before the patient's operation. Multivariable analysis tested the association between surgeon experience and UC recovery...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Endourology
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