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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221866/hormonal-maintenance-therapy-for-women-with-low-grade-serous-cancer-of-the-ovary-or-peritoneum
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David M Gershenson, Diane C Bodurka, Robert L Coleman, Karen H Lu, Anais Malpica, Charlotte C Sun
Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine outcomes associated with hormonal maintenance therapy (HMT) compared with routine observation (OBS) after primary cytoreductive surgery and platinum-based chemotherapy in women with stage II to IV low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary or peritoneum. Patients and Methods Eligibility criteria for patients from our database were: treatment with primary surgery followed by platinum-based chemotherapy, stage II to IV disease, at least 2 years of follow-up for patients who had not experienced recurrence, and adequate clinical information...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210351/cross-continuum-tool-is-associated-with-reduced-utilization-and-cost-for-frequent-high-need-users
#2
Lauran Hardin, Adam Kilian, Leslie Muller, Kevin Callison, Michael Olgren
INTRODUCTION: High-need, high-cost (HNHC) patients can over-use acute care services, a pattern of behavior associated with many poor outcomes that disproportionately contributes to increased U.S. healthcare cost. Our objective was to reduce healthcare cost and improve outcomes by optimizing the system of care. We targeted HNHC patients and identified root causes of frequent healthcare utilization. We developed a cross-continuum intervention process and a succinct tool called a Complex Care Map (CCM)© that addresses fragmentation in the system and links providers to a comprehensive individualized analysis of the patient story and causes for frequent access to health services...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205330/effect-of-matrix-stiffness-on-osteoblast-functionalization
#3
Tao Zhang, Shiyu Lin, Xiaoru Shao, Qi Zhang, Changyue Xue, Shu Zhang, Yunfeng Lin, Bofeng Zhu, Xiaoxiao Cai
OBJECTIVES: Stiffness of bone tissue differs response to its physiological or pathological status, such as osteoporosis or osteosclerosis. Consequently, the function of cells residing in bone tissue including osteoblasts (OBs), osteoclasts and osteocytes will be affected. However, to the best of our knowledge, the detailed mechanism of how extracellular matrix stiffness affects OB function remains unclear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a study that exposed rat primary OBs to polydimethylsiloxane substrates with varied stiffness to investigate the alterations of cell morphology, osteoblastic differentiation and its potential mechanism in mechanotransduction...
February 15, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202732/atomic-structure-of-granulin-determined-from-native-nanocrystalline-granulovirus-using-an-x-ray-free-electron-laser
#4
Cornelius Gati, Dominik Oberthuer, Oleksandr Yefanov, Richard D Bunker, Francesco Stellato, Elaine Chiu, Shin-Mei Yeh, Andrew Aquila, Shibom Basu, Richard Bean, Kenneth R Beyerlein, Sabine Botha, Sébastien Boutet, Daniel P DePonte, R Bruce Doak, Raimund Fromme, Lorenzo Galli, Ingo Grotjohann, Daniel R James, Christopher Kupitz, Lukas Lomb, Marc Messerschmidt, Karol Nass, Kimberly Rendek, Robert L Shoeman, Dingjie Wang, Uwe Weierstall, Thomas A White, Garth J Williams, Nadia A Zatsepin, Petra Fromme, John C H Spence, Kenneth N Goldie, Johannes A Jehle, Peter Metcalf, Anton Barty, Henry N Chapman
To understand how molecules function in biological systems, new methods are required to obtain atomic resolution structures from biological material under physiological conditions. Intense femtosecond-duration pulses from X-ray free-electron lasers (XFELs) can outrun most damage processes, vastly increasing the tolerable dose before the specimen is destroyed. This in turn allows structure determination from crystals much smaller and more radiation sensitive than previously considered possible, allowing data collection from room temperature structures and avoiding structural changes due to cooling...
February 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197775/individual-indicators-of-appropriate-hypnotic-level-during-propofol-anesthesia-highest-alpha-power-and-effect-site-concentrations-of-propofol-at-loss-of-response
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Hongling Kang, Hassan Mamdouh Hassan Mohamed, Masaki Takashina, Takahiko Mori, Yuji Fujino, Satoshi Hagihira
BACKGROUND: Electroencephalogram (EEG) waveforms vary widely among individuals, this decreases the usefulness of BIS™ monitors for assessing the effects of propofol. Practically, anesthesia is only seen as too deep when evidence of burst-suppression is seen. We designed an experiment to help towards better assessment of individual anesthetic needs. First, to mark the Ce (effect-site concentration) of propofol at loss of response to calling name and gently shaking shoulders (LOR), we defined Ce-LOR...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193701/osteoblastic-lrp4-promotes-osteoclastogenesis-by-regulating-atp-release-and-adenosine-a2ar-signaling
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Lei Xiong, Ji-Ung Jung, Hao-Han Guo, Jin-Xiu Pan, Xiang-Dong Sun, Lin Mei, Wen-Cheng Xiong
Bone homeostasis depends on the functional balance of osteoblasts (OBs) and osteoclasts (OCs). Lrp4 is a transmembrane protein that is mutated in patients with high bone mass. Loss of Lrp4 in OB-lineage cells increases bone mass by elevating bone formation by OBs and reducing bone resorption by OCs. However, it is unclear how Lrp4 deficiency in OBs impairs osteoclastogenesis. Here, we provide evidence that loss of Lrp4 in the OB lineage stabilizes the prorenin receptor (PRR) and increases PRR/V-ATPase-driven ATP release, thereby enhancing the production of the ATP derivative adenosine...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191276/pathway-driven-approaches-of-interaction-between-oxidative-balance-and-genetic-polymorphism-on-metabolic-syndrome
#7
Ho-Sun Lee, Taesung Park
Despite evidences of association between basic redox biology and metabolic syndrome (MetS), few studies have evaluated indices that account for multiple oxidative effectors for MetS. Oxidative balance score (OBS) has indicated the role of oxidative stress in chronic disease pathophysiology. In this study, we evaluated OBS as an oxidative balance indicator for estimating risk of MetS with 6414 study participants. OBS is a multiple exogenous factor score for development of disease; therefore, we investigated interplay between oxidative balance and genetic variation for development of MetS focusing on biological pathways by using gene-set-enrichment analysis...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186756/kinetics-of-alpha-2-6-dimethylphenl-vinyllithium-how-to-control-errors-caused-by-inefficient-mixing-with-pairs-of-rapidly-competing-ketones
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Rudolf Knorr, Monika Knittl, Claudia Behringer, Jakob Ruhdorfer, Petra Böhrer
Kinetic studies are a suitable tool to disclose the role of tiny reagent fractions. The title compound 2 reacted in a kinetic reaction order of 0.5 (square root of its concentration) with an excess of the electrophiles ClSiMe3, 1-bromobutane (n-BuBr), or 1-iodobutane (n-BuI) at 32 degrees C in Et2O or in hydrocarbon solvents. This revealed that the tiny (NMR-invisible) amount of a deaggregated equilibrium component (presumably monomeric 2) was the reactive species, whereas the disolvated dimer of 2 was only indirectly involved as a supply depot...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183129/the-type-localities-of-i-anolis-i-i-aequatorialis-i-werner-1894-sauria-iguania-dactyloidae-and-i-pristimantis-i-i-appendiculatus-i-werner-1894-amphibia-anura-craugastoridae
#9
Diego F Cisneros-Heredia
The eminent Austrian zoologist Franz Werner described several new species of amphibians and reptiles from America, including Anolis aequatorialis Werner, 1894 and Hylodes appendiculatus Werner, 1894. Both species were described based on single specimens, with no more specific type localities than "Ecuador" (Werner 1894a,b). After its description, A. aequatorialis remained unreported until Peters (1967) and Fitch et al. (1976) published information on its distribution and natural history. Anolis aequatorialis is currently known to inhabit low montane and cloud forest on the western slopes of the Andes from extreme southern Colombia to central Ecuador, between 1300 and 2300 m elevation (Ayala-Varela & Velasco 2010; Ayala-Varela et al...
January 4, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150691/repair-of-bone-defects-with-prefabricated-vascularized-bone-grafts-and-double-labeled-bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-rat-model
#10
Xiao-Rui Jiang, Hui-Ying Yang, Xin-Xin Zhang, Guo-Dong Lin, Yong-Chun Meng, Pei-Xun Zhang, Shan Jiang, Chun-Lei Zhang, Fei Huang, Lin Xu
This study aims to investigate the repair of bone defects with prefabricated vascularized bone grafts and double-labeled bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) in a rat model. BMSCs were separated from rat bone marrow. LTR-CMVpro-RFP and LTR-CMVpro-GFP were transfected into the BMSCs for in vitro and in vivo tracking. BMSCs-RFP and BMSCs-GFP were induced into endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and osteoblasts (OBs). Rats were divided into five groups: Group A: in vitro prefabrication with EPCs-RFP + in vivo prefabrication with arteriovenous vascular bundle + secondary OBs-GFP implantation; Group B: in vitro prefabrication with EPCs-RFP + secondary OBs-GFP implantation; Group C: in vivo prefabrication with arteriovenous vascular bundle + secondary OBs-GFP implantation; Group D: implantation of EPCs-RFP + implantation of with arteriovenous vascular bundle + simultaneous OBs-GFP implantation; Group E: demineralized bone matrix (DBM) grafts (blank control)...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135150/phase-iii-randomized-study-of-4-weeks-of-high-dose-interferon-%C3%AE-2b-in-stage-t2bno-t3a-bno-t4a-bno-and-t1-4n1a-2a-microscopic-melanoma-a-trial-of-the-eastern-cooperative-oncology-group-american-college-of-radiology-imaging-network-cancer-research-group-e1697
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Sanjiv S Agarwala, Sandra J Lee, Waiki Yip, Uma N Rao, Ahmad A Tarhini, Gary I Cohen, Douglas S Reintgen, Terry L Evans, Joanna M Brell, Mark R Albertini, Michael B Atkins, Shaker R Dakhil, Robert M Conry, Jeffrey A Sosman, Lawrence E Flaherty, Vernon K Sondak, William E Carson, Michael G Smylie, Alberto S Pappo, Richard F Kefford, John M Kirkwood
Purpose To test the efficacy of 4 weeks of intravenous (IV) induction with high-dose interferon (IFN) as part of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group regimen compared with observation (OBS) in patients with surgically resected intermediate-risk melanoma. Patients and Methods In this intergroup international trial, eligible patients had surgically resected cutaneous melanoma in the following categories: (1) T2bN0, (2) T3a-bN0, (3) T4a-bN0, and (4) T1-4N1a-2a (microscopic). Patients were randomly assigned to receive IFN α-2b at 20 MU/m(2)/d IV for 5 days (Monday to Friday) every week for 4 weeks (IFN) or OBS...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125096/diabetes-mellitus-an-independent-predictor-of-duration-of-prostaglandin-labor-induction
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J S Hawkins, M Stephenson, B Powers, D A Wing
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to analyze the association of diabetes mellitus with progress and outcomes of prostaglandin (PG) labor induction using a retrievable vaginal insert. STUDY DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis of data collected during the Misoprostol Vaginal Insert Trial (Miso-Obs-004), a multicenter, double-blind, randomized controlled trial of women undergoing induction of labor with PGs. The duration, characteristics and outcomes of labor were compared in women with and without diabetes...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120344/dna-base-excision-repair-genetic-risk-scores-oxidative-balance-and-incident-sporadic-colorectal-adenoma
#13
Tengteng Wang, Michael Goodman, Yan V Sun, Bharat Thyagarajan, Myron Gross, Roberd M Bostick
Associations of individual base excision repair (BER) genotypes with colorectal adenoma risk are unclear, but likely modest. However, genetic risk scores (GRS) that aggregate information from multiple genetic variants might be useful for assessing genetic predisposition to colorectal adenoma. We analyzed data pooled from three colonoscopy-based case-control studies of incident, sporadic colorectal adenoma (n = 488 cases, 604 controls) that collected blood for genotyping and extensive dietary and other data...
January 24, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119394/use-and-outcomes-of-targeted-therapies-in-early-and-metastatic-her2-positive-breast-cancer-in-australia-protocol-detailing-observations-in-a-whole-of-population-cohort
#14
Benjamin Daniels, Sarah J Lord, Belinda E Kiely, Nehmat Houssami, Philip Haywood, Christine Y Lu, Robyn L Ward, Sallie-Anne Pearson
BACKGROUND: The management of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive breast cancer (BC) has changed dramatically with the introduction and widespread use of HER2-targeted therapies. However, there is relatively limited real-world information on patterns of use, effectiveness and safety in whole of population cohorts. The research programme detailed in this protocol will generate evidence on the prescribing patterns, safety monitoring and outcomes of patients with BC treated with HER2-targeted therapies in Australia...
January 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092827/conjugated-polymer-with-carboxylate-groups-hg-2-system-as-a-turn-on-fluorescence-probe-for-label-free-detection-of-cysteine-containing-compounds
#15
Hongyu Mi, Mingming Guan, Jilin Liu, Hongyan Shan, Qiang Fei, Yanfu Huan, Guodong Feng
In this work, a turn on fluorescent sensor, based on Hg(2+) coordination conjugated polymer, was developed to detect cysteine-containing compounds. The fluorescence of conjugated polymer (poly(2,5-bis (sodium 4-oxybutyrate) -1,4 - phenylethynylene-alt-1,4-phenyleneethynylene; PPE-OBS) would be quenched by Hg(2+) because of the coordination-induced aggregation and electron transfers of PPE-OBS toward Hg(2+). When there were some cysteine-containing compounds in PPE-OBS-Hg(2+) system, the fluorescence of PPE-OBS would be recovered...
January 13, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057268/control-of-neuronal-development-by-t-box-genes-in-the-brain
#16
A B Mihalas, R F Hevner
T-box transcription factors play key roles in the regulation of developmental processes such as cell differentiation and migration. Mammals have 17 T-box genes, of which several regulate brain development. The Tbr1 subfamily of T-box genes is particularly important in development of the cerebral cortex, olfactory bulbs (OBs), and cerebellum. This subfamily is comprised of Tbr1, Tbr2 (also known as Eomes), and Tbx21. In developing cerebral cortex, Tbr2 and Tbr1 are expressed during successive stages of differentiation in the pyramidal neuron lineage, from Tbr2+ intermediate progenitors to Tbr1+ postmitotic glutamatergic neurons...
2017: Current Topics in Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051328/a-single-step-enrichment-medium-for-nonchromogenic-isolation-of-healthy-and-cold-injured-salmonella-spp-from-fresh-vegetables
#17
Hong-Seok Kim, Dasom Choi, Il-Byeong Kang, Dong-Hyeon Kim, Jin-Hyeok Yim, Young-Ji Kim, Jung-Whan Chon, Deog-Hwan Oh, Kun-Ho Seo
Culture-based detection of nontyphoidal Salmonella spp. in foods requires at least four working days; therefore, new detection methods that shorten the test time are needed. In this study, we developed a novel single-step Salmonella enrichment broth, SSE-1, and compared its detection capability with that of commercial single-step ONE broth-Salmonella (OBS) medium and a conventional two-step enrichment method using buffered peptone water and Rappaport-Vassiliadis soy broth (BPW-RVS). Minimally processed lettuce samples were artificially inoculated with low levels of healthy and cold-injured Salmonella Enteritidis (10(0) or 10(1) colony-forming unit/25 g), incubated in OBS, BPW-RVS, and SSE-1 broths, and streaked on xylose lysine deoxycholate (XLD) agar...
February 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035364/cyr61-ccn1-stimulates-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-osteoblasts-in-vitro-and-contributes-to-bone-remodeling-in-vivo-in-myeloma-bone-disease
#18
Hui Liu, Fengping Peng, Zhaoyun Liu, Fengjuan Jiang, Lijuan Li, Shan Gao, Guojin Wang, Jia Song, Erbao Ruan, Zonghong Shao, Rong Fu
Cysteine-rich 61 (CYR61/CCN1), a secreted protein in bone marrow (BM) microenvironment, has diverse effects on many cellular activities such as growth and differentiation. However, the effect of CCN1 on osteoblasts (OBs) in myeloma bone disease remains unclear. In our study, the level of CCN1 in multiple myeloma (MM) patients was detected by ELISA and RT-PCR. The proliferation and differentiation of OBs from MM patients were observed after stimulated by CCN1 in vitro. The myeloma cells transduced with CYR61 gene (RPMI‑8226/CYR61) were injected in a mouse model to evaluate the efficacy of CCN1 in vivo and compare with zoledronic acid...
February 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029807/physicians-perspectives-and-practice-patterns-toward-opportunistic-salpingectomy-in-high-and-low-risk-women
#19
Nathaniel L Jones, Jay Schulkin, Renata R Urban, Jason D Wright, William M Burke, June Y Hou, Cora A McElwain, Ana I Tergas
BACKGROUND: Opportunistic bilateral salpingectomy (OBS) has been proposed as an ovarian cancer risk-reducing strategy. METHODS: A survey was emailed to 300 members of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. RESULTS: 125 (42%) surveys were returned: 60% female, 88% generalists, 67% private practice. Only 36% correctly identified the lifetime risk of ovarian cancer, only 23% understood the risk-reducing benefit of bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy...
January 2, 2017: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024413/ferulic-acid-induces-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-rat-osteoblasts-in-vitro-through-cgmp-pkgii-enac-signaling
#20
Jian-Lin Gao, Jun Chen, Guo-Zhu Yang, Li Lu, Xing-Yan Lu, Huan-Huan Jia, Xiao-Dong Jin, Hao Zhang, Qing-Nan Li
Ferulic acid (FA) is an active component of the traditional Chinese herb Angelica sinensis. Numerous health benefits have been attributed to FA, but few studies have investigated the effects of FA on osteoblasts (Obs). Our work studied the effects of FA on proliferation, differentiation, and mineralization of rat calvarial Obs and examined the signaling pathways involved. Cell proliferation and differentiation were evaluated by Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8) and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) assay kit, respectively...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
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