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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150736/effect-of-erythrocyte-sperm-separation-medium-on-nuclear-acrosomal-and-membrane-maturity-parameters-in-human-sperm
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Bikem Soygur, Soner Celik, Ciler Celik-Ozenci, Leyla Sati
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether erythrocyte-sperm separation medium (ESSM) has effects on human sperm motility, morphology, viability, membrane maturity, acrosome integrity, and nuclear attributes before and after cryopreservation. METHODS: Semen samples from normozoospermic (n = 36) and oligozoospermic (n = 9) patients were analyzed. Samples from the same patient were divided into three aliquots: group 1 and group 2 were resuspended in sperm washing media and ESSM, respectively...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142547/an-evaluation-of-thyroid-autoimmunity-in-patients-with-beta-thalassemia-minor-a-case-control-study
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Ali Ramazan Benli, Sati Sena Yildiz, Mehmet Ali Cikrikcioglu
Objective: The tendency to autoimmune diseases has been reported to be increased in beta thalassemia minor (BTM). The aim of this study was to evaluate whether thyroid autoimmunity is higher in BTM. Methods: Patients with BTM (n=86) and a healthy control group (n=93) were included in this cross-sectional case-control study. The two groups were compared in terms of anti-thyroglobulin (anti-TG) and anti-thyroid peroxidase (anti-TPO) and thyroid hormones. Results: In the BTM group, thyroid hormones and serum anti-TG and anti-TPO antibody levels were not statistically different from those of the control group...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137507/nationwide-mortality-studies-to-quantify-causes-of-death-relevant-lessons-from-india-s-million-death-study
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Mireille Gomes, Rehana Begum, Prabha Sati, Rajesh Dikshit, Prakash C Gupta, Rajesh Kumar, Jay Sheth, Asad Habib, Prabhat Jha
Progress toward the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals requires improved information on mortality and causes of death. However, causes of many of the fifty million annual deaths in low- and middle-income countries remain unknown, as most of the deaths occur at home without medical attention. In 2001 India began the Million Death Study in 1.3 million nationally representative households. Nonmedical staff conduct verbal autopsies, which are structured interviews including a half-page narrative in local language of the family's story of the symptoms and events leading to death...
November 2017: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133417/human-resistin-protects-against-endotoxic-shock-by-blocking-lps-tlr4-interaction
#4
Jessica C Jang, Jiang Li, Luca Gambini, Hashini M Batugedara, Sandeep Sati, Mitchell A Lazar, Li Fan, Maurizio Pellecchia, Meera G Nair
Helminths trigger multiple immunomodulatory pathways that can protect from sepsis. Human resistin (hRetn) is an immune cell-derived protein that is highly elevated in helminth infection and sepsis. However, the function of hRetn in sepsis, or whether hRetn influences helminth protection against sepsis, is unknown. Employing hRetn-expressing transgenic mice (hRETNTg(+)) and recombinant hRetn, we identify a therapeutic function for hRetn in lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced septic shock. hRetn promoted helminth-induced immunomodulation, with increased survival of Nippostrongylus brasiliensis (Nb)-infected hRETNTg(+) mice after a fatal LPS dose compared with naive mice or Nb-infected hRETNTg(-) mice...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118592/a-review-of-the-genus-lordiphosa-basden-in-india-with-descriptions-of-four-new-species-from-the-himalayan-region-diptera-drosophilidae
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Rajendra S Fartyal, Pradeep C Sati, Sushmika Pradhan, Mukul C Kandpal, Masanori J Toda, Rabindra N Chatterjee, Birendra K Singh, Asha Bhardwai
All Indian species of the genus Lordiphosa Basden are reviewed, with descriptions of four new species, L. curva Fartyal & Toda, sp. n. of the denticeps species group and L. ayarpathaensis Kandpal & Singh, sp. n., L. makaibarensis Pradhan & Chatterjee, sp. n. and L. srinagarensis Sati & Fartyal, sp. n. of the nigricolor species group. Two of the new species, L. ayarpathaensis and L. makaibarensis, were found visiting flowers of Hedychium spicatum and Datura suaveolens, respectively. This is the first record of flower visitation in Lordiphosa flies...
2017: ZooKeys
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051509/the-transcriptional-regulator-ntrc-controls-glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-expression-and-polyhydroxybutyrate-synthesis-through-nadph-availability-in-herbaspirillum-seropedicae
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Euclides Nenga Manuel Sacomboio, Edson Yu Sin Kim, Henrique Leonardo Ruchaud Correa, Paloma Bonato, Fabio de Oliveira Pedrosa, Emanuel Maltempi de Souza, Leda Satie Chubatsu, Marcelo Müller-Santos
The NTR system is the major regulator of nitrogen metabolism in Bacteria. Despite its broad and well-known role in the assimilation, biosynthesis and recycling of nitrogenous molecules, little is known about its role in carbon metabolism. In this work, we present a new facet of the NTR system in the control of NADPH concentration and the biosynthesis of molecules dependent on reduced coenzyme in Herbaspirillum seropedicae SmR1. We demonstrated that a ntrC mutant strain accumulated high levels of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB), reaching levels up to 2-fold higher than the parental strain...
October 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034204/studies-on-analgesic-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-stem-and-roots-of-inula-cuspidata-c-b-clarke
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Sarvesh Kumar Paliwal, Bhawana Sati, Samriti Faujdar, Swapnil Sharma
The present study was carried out to evaluate analgesic and anti-inflammatory activities in Inula cuspidata stem and root extracts along with heavy metals estimation in stem and root powder. Stem and roots were extracted with chloroform (ICSCE, ICRCE) and methanol (ICSME, ICRME). Acute oral toxicity of all extracts was determined by OECD guidelines 425. Analgesic activity was investigated by using hot plate and acetic acid induced writhing models. Anti-inflammatory activity (acute) of all extracts was evaluated by carrageenan induced paw edema model...
October 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032809/evaluation-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-bioavailability-on-santos-bay-brazil-through-levels-of-biliary-metabolites
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Ana Cecília Rizzatti de Albergaria-Barbosa, Denis Albuquerque Moreira da Silva, Arthur José da Silva Rocha, Satie Taniguchi, Vinicius Faria Patire, June Ferraz Dias, Wellington Silva Fernandez, Marcia Caruso Bícego
This study evaluated the PAH bioavailability from Santos Bay (Brazil) in 4 species of fish, using PAH biliary metabolites. The collection was done monthly, between July and December, in three different regions of Santos Bay. The metabolites were analyzed through a high performance liquid chromatograph with fluorescence detectors. Total metabolites concentrations ranged from 65.5 to 589μgg(-1) of bile, evidencing PAH bioavailability on Santos Bay. Levels of phenanthrene and benzo[a]pyrene metabolites were in the classification range of areas moderate contaminated...
October 10, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28971799/human-and-nonhuman-primate-meninges-harbor-lymphatic-vessels-that-can-be-visualized-noninvasively-by-mri
#9
Martina Absinta, Seung-Kwon Ha, Govind Nair, Pascal Sati, Nicholas J Luciano, Maryknoll Palisoc, Antoine Louveau, Kareem A Zaghloul, Stefania Pittaluga, Jonathan Kipnis, Daniel S Reich
Here, we report the existence of meningeal lymphatic vessels in human and nonhuman primates (common marmoset monkeys) and the feasibility of noninvasively imaging and mapping them in vivo with high-resolution, clinical MRI. On T2-FLAIR and T1-weighted black-blood imaging, lymphatic vessels enhance with gadobutrol, a gadolinium-based contrast agent with high propensity to extravasate across a permeable capillary endothelial barrier, but not with gadofosveset, a blood-pool contrast agent. The topography of these vessels, running alongside dural venous sinuses, recapitulates the meningeal lymphatic system of rodents...
October 3, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953235/comparative-evaluation-of-polyphenol-contents-and-antioxidant-activities-between-ethanol-extracts-of-vitex-negundo-and-vitex-trifolia-l-leaves-by-different-methods
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Sarla Saklani, Abhay Prakash Mishra, Harish Chandra, Maria Stefanova Atanassova, Milan Stankovic, Bhawana Sati, Mohammad Ali Shariati, Manisha Nigam, Mohammad Usman Khan, Sergey Plygun, Hicham Elmsellem, Hafiz Ansar Rasul Suleria
The in vitro antioxidant potential assay between ethanolic extracts of two species from the genus Vitex (Vitex negundo L. and Vitex trifolia L.) belonging to the Lamiaceae family were evaluated. The antioxidant properties of different extracts prepared from both plant species were evaluated by different methods. DPPH scavenging, nitric oxide scavenging, and β-carotene-linoleic acid and ferrous ion chelation methods were applied. The antioxidant activities of these two species were compared to standard antioxidants such as butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT), ascorbic acid, and Ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid (EDTA)...
September 27, 2017: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941702/young-bamboo-culm-potential-food-as-source-of-fiber-and-starch
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Mária Herminia Ferrari Felisberto, Patricia Satie Endo Miyake, Antonio Ludovico Beraldo, Maria Teresa Pedrosa Silva Clerici
With the objective of widening the use of bamboo in the food industry, the present work aimed to produce and characterize the young bamboo culm flours from varieties Dendrocalamus asper, Bambusa tuldoides and Bambusa vulgaris as potential sources of fiber and starch. The young culms were collected, cut in three sections (bottom, middle, top), processed into flour, and they were physically, chemically and technologically analyzed. The data were obtained in triplicate and evaluated by means of average differences, using analysis of variance (ANOVA) and Scott-Knott test (p<0...
November 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927247/relationship-between-sleeping-difficulties-and-airway-symptoms-severity-with-the-health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-gerd
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Claudio Andaloro, Mario Sati, Calogero Grillo, Caterina M Grillo, Ignazio LA Mantia
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a chronic disease highly associated with several pulmonary disease and sleep disorders leading to a negative impact on the quality of life. Aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between these disorders and the health-related quality of life. METHODS: Patients were recruited from the Department of Medical Sciences, Surgical and Advanced Technologies, GF Ingrassia, University of Catania, from October 2015 to May 2016...
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912009/an-inflammation-based-prognostic-score-the-c-reactive-protein-albumin-ratio-predicts-the-morbidity-and-mortality-of-patients-on-parenteral-nutrition
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J Llop-Talaveron, M B Badia-Tahull, E Leiva-Badosa
BACKGROUND: There is no "gold standard" score for predicting poor-nutrition-related outcomes. The objective of this study was to identify the optimal predictive score, based on inflammatory parameters, for the clinical outcomes of parenteral nutrition (PN). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This was a 4-year retrospective observational study of 460 patients treated with PN. C-reactive protein (CRP), prealbumin, albumin, CRP/prealbumin and CRP/albumin were studied as potential prognostic scores at the beginning of PN for clinical outcomes during PN...
August 21, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854184/exploring-virulence-and-immunogenicity-in-the-emerging-pathogen-sporothrix-brasiliensis
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Paula Portella Della Terra, Anderson Messias Rodrigues, Geisa Ferreira Fernandes, Angela Satie Nishikaku, Eva Burger, Zoilo Pires de Camargo
Sporotrichosis is a polymorphic chronic infection of humans and animals classically acquired after traumatic inoculation with soil and plant material contaminated with Sporothrix spp. propagules. An alternative and successful route of transmission is bites and scratches from diseased cats, through which Sporothrix yeasts are inoculated into mammalian tissue. The development of a murine model of subcutaneous sporotrichosis mimicking the alternative route of transmission is essential to understanding disease pathogenesis and the development of novel therapeutic strategies...
August 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851615/assessing-the-role-of-dopamine-in-the-differential-neurotoxicity-patterns-of-methamphetamine-mephedrone-methcathinone-and-4-methylmethamphetamine
#15
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John H Anneken, Mariana Angoa-Perez, Girish C Sati, David Crich, Donald M Kuhn
Methamphetamine and mephedrone are designer drugs with high abuse liability and they share extensive similarities in their chemical structures and neuropharmacological effects. However, these drugs differ in one significant regard: methamphetamine elicits dopamine neurotoxicity and mephedrone does not. From a structural perspective, mephedrone has a β-keto group and a 4-methyl ring addition, both of which are lacking in methamphetamine. Our previous studies found that methcathinone, which contains only the β-keto substituent, is neurotoxic, while 4-methylmethamphetamine, which contains only the 4-methyl ring substituent, elicits minimal neurotoxicity...
August 26, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835354/comparing-inpatient-satisfaction-collected-via-a-web-based-questionnaire-self-completion-and-through-a-telephone-interview-an-ancillary-study-of-the-sentipat-randomized-controlled-trial
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Sarah F Feldman, Nathanael Lapidus, Jacques Cosnes, Emmanuel Tiret, Laurent Fonquernie, Jean Cabane, Olivier Chazouilleres, Laure Surgers, Marc Beaussier, Alain-Jacques Valleron, Fabrice Carrat, Gilles Hejblum
BACKGROUND: Assessing the satisfaction of patients about the health care they have received is relatively common nowadays. In France, the satisfaction questionnaire, I-Satis, is deployed in each institution admitting inpatients. Internet self-completion and telephone interview are the two modes of administration for collecting inpatient satisfaction that have never been compared in a multicenter randomized experiment involving a substantial number of patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare two modes of survey administration for collecting inpatient satisfaction: Internet self-completion and telephone interview...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832847/satisfaction-with-mental-health-community-services-among-patients-relatives
#17
Luciane Prado Kantorski, Vanda Maria da Rosa Jardim, Carlos Alberto Dos Santos Treichel, Daiane Aquino Demarco, Aline Dos Santos Neutzling, Michele Mandagará de Oliveira, Valéria Cristina Chirstello Coimbra
Objective: This study aims to assess the satisfaction of family members of patients of mental health community services through a tested, validated and previously applied scale in order to allow comparison of results. Methods: The results were obtained by applying the scale SATIS-BR to 1242 relatives of patients of 40 mental health community services in Brazil. The average scores of the three subscales of the SATIS-BR scale were compared using the Wilcoxon test...
April 2017: Revista Brasileira de Epidemiologia, Brazilian Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829804/classes-1-and-2-integrons-in-faecal-escherichia-coli-strains-isolated-from-mother-child-pairs-in-nigeria
#18
Babatunde W Odetoyin, Amy S Labar, Adebayo Lamikanra, Aaron O Aboderin, Iruka N Okeke
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial resistance among enteric bacteria in Africa is increasingly mediated by integrons on horizontally acquired genetic elements. There have been recent reports of such elements in invasive pathogens across Africa, but very little is known about the faecal reservoir of integron-borne genes. METHODS AND FINDINGS: We screened 1098 faecal Escherichia coli isolates from 134 mother-child pairs for integron cassettes by PCR using primers that anneal to the 5' and 3' conserved ends of the cassette regions and for plasmid replicons...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820013/diagnostic-performance-of-central-vein-sign-for-multiple-sclerosis-with-a-simplified-three-lesion-algorithm
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Andrew J Solomon, Richard Watts, Daniel Ontaneda, Martina Absinta, Pascal Sati, Daniel S Reich
BACKGROUND: Detection of a "central vein sign" (CVS) on FLAIR* magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is highly specific and sensitive for multiple sclerosis (MS). We evaluated the specificity and sensitivity of simplified CVS algorithms for MS diagnosis. METHODS: MRIs from 10 participants with MS without additional comorbidities for MRI white matter abnormalities; 10 with MS and additional comorbidities for white matter abnormalities; 10 with migraine, white matter abnormalities, and no additional comorbidities; and 10 who had previously been erroneously diagnosed with MS were evaluated...
August 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812028/expression-profile-of-genes-potentially-associated-with-adequate-glycemic-control-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Sâmia Cruz Tfaile Corbi, Alliny Souza Bastos, Rafael Nepomuceno, Thamiris Cirelli, Raquel Alves Dos Santos, Catarina Satie Takahashi, Cristiane S Rocha, Silvana Regina Perez Orrico, Claudia V Maurer-Morelli, Raquel Mantuaneli Scarel-Caminaga
Despite increasing research in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), there are few studies showing the impact of the poor glycemic control on biological processes occurring in T2D. In order to identify potential genes related to poorly/well-controlled patients with T2D, our strategy of investigation included a primary screen by microarray (Human Genome U133) in a small group of individuals followed by an independent validation in a greater group using RT-qPCR. Ninety patients were divided as follows: poorly controlled T2D (G1), well-controlled T2D (G2), and normoglycemic individuals (G3)...
2017: Journal of Diabetes Research
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