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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285313/oxidative-balance-score-and-the-risk-of-end-stage-renal-disease-and-cardiovascular-disease
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Titilayo O Ilori, Xiao Wang, Morong Huang, Orlando M Gutierrez, K M Venkat Narayan, Michael Goodman, William McClellan, Laura Plantinga, Akinlolu O Ojo
BACKGROUND: Oxidative balance score (OBS) is a composite measure of oxidative stress-related exposures. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between OBS, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and cardiovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Using data from the Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort, we calculated the main exposure OBS by summing up 12 apriori-defined pro- and antioxidant factors obtained from the diet history questionnaire and lifestyle assessment...
March 11, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279683/long-term-pulmonary-complications-in-perinatally-hiv-infected-youth
#2
William T Shearer, Denise L Jacobson, Wendy Yu, George K Siberry, Murli Purswani, Suzanne Siminski, Laurie Butler, Erin Leister, Gwendolyn Scott, Russell B Van Dyke, Ram Yogev, Mary E Paul, Ana Puga, Andrew A Colin, Meyer Kattan
BACKGROUND: Increased incidence and prevalence of asthma have been documented for perinatally HIV-infected (HIV) youth 10-21 years of age (youth) compared to HIV-exposed uninfected (HEU) youth. OBJECTIVE: To perform objective pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in HIV and HEU youth with and without diagnosed asthma. METHOD: Asthma was determined in 370 participants (218 HIV, 152 HEU) by chart review and self-report at 13 sites. Interpretable PFTs (188 HIV, 132 HEU) were classified as obstructive, restrictive, or normal and reversibility was determined after bronchodilator inhalation...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274194/the-combined-effects-of-nanotopography-and-sr-ion-for-enhanced-osteogenic-activity-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-bmscs
#3
Dandan Hu, Kai Li, Youtao Xie, Houhua Pan, Jun Zhao, Liping Huang, Xuebin Zheng
Both surface topography and chemistry have a significant influence on the biological performance of orthopedic implant coatings. In our study, a surface modification strategy embodying bioactive trace element incorporation and nanotopography construction was employed to enhance the osteogenic activity of calcium silicate (Ca-Si) coatings. We developed strontium-loaded nanolayer on plasma sprayed Ca-Si (CS) coating via hydrothermal treatment which was denoted as Sr-NT-CS. The original CS coating and the CS coating modified with similar nanotopography (NT-CS) were studied in parallel...
March 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265352/nutritional-quality-and-sensory-acceptability-of-complementary-food-blended-from-maize-zea-mays-roasted-pea-pisum-sativum-and-malted-barley-hordium-vulgare
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Obse Fikiru, Geremew Bultosa, Sirawdink Fikreyesus Forsido, Mathewos Temesgen
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of blending ratio of malted barley, maize, and roasted pea flour on complementary food quality and sensory acceptability. D- Optimal mixture design was used to generate 14 formulations. Each ingredient had 55-90% maize, 20-35% pea and 4-12% malted barley. Pretreatments like debranning of maize, roasting of pea and dehusking of malted barley were done. The three component-constrained mixture design was conducted using Design-Expert(®) 6 (Stat-Ease). Ash, protein, fat, fiber, moisture, and carbohydrate contents were found in between range of 1...
March 2017: Food Science & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258305/oxidative-balance-score-and-serum-%C3%AE-glutamyltransferase-level-among-korean-adults-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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A-Ra Cho, Yu-Jin Kwon, Hyoung-Ji Lim, Hye Sun Lee, Sinae Kim, Jae-Yong Shim, Hye-Ree Lee, Yong-Jae Lee
PURPOSE: The oxidative balance score (OBS) comprises dietary and non-dietary lifestyle pro-oxidants and antioxidants. Elevated serum γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) level has currently emerged as a biomarker of oxidative stress. In this study, we examined whether OBS was inversely associated with serum GGT level and whether OBS could be a useful marker to predict GGT among Korean adults. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was based on data obtained from the 2010 and 2011 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
March 3, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245117/octadentate-zirconium-iv-loaded-macrocycles-with-varied-stoichiometry-assembled-from-hydroxamic-acid-monomers-using-metal-templated-synthesis
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William Tieu, Tulip Lifa, Andrew Katsifis, Rachel Codd
The reaction between Zr(IV) and the forward endo-hydroxamic acid monomer 4-[(5-aminopentyl)(hydroxy)amino]-4-oxobutanoic acid (for-PBH) in a 1:4 stoichiometry in the presence of diphenylphosphoryl azide and triethylamine gave the octadentate Zr(IV)-loaded tetrameric hydroxamic acid macrocycle for-[Zr(DFOT1)] ([M + H](+) calc 887.3, obs 887.2). In this metal-templated synthesis (MTS) approach, the coordination preferences of Zr(IV) directed the preorganization of four oxygen-rich bidentate for-PBH ligands about the metal ion prior to ring closure under peptide coupling conditions...
February 28, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240358/an-advanced-tri-culture-model-to-evaluate-the-dynamic-interplay-among-osteoblasts-osteoclasts-and-endothelial-cells
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Stefania Pagani, Paola Torricelli, Francesca Veronesi, Francesca Salamanna, Simona Cepollaro, Milena Fini
The dynamic metabolism and the numerous roles of bone tissue necessitate a suitable in vitro model to represent them. In order to investigate the interaction among the several cell types composing bone microenvironment, we studied a tri-culture model including human osteoblasts (OBs), osteoclasts (OCs) and endothelial cells (HUVEC). While OBs are essential for bone deposition and OCs for bone resorption, the vasculature is necessary to provide growth factors, nutrients and oxygen in the mature tissue. The results of this study showed a strong mutual influence between OBs, OCs and HUVEC in term of proliferation, viability and activity (release of ALP, Coll I, OPG, RANKL, VEGF, CTSK, TGFβ and IL-6)...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
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
#9
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
#10
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
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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 28, 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...
March 6, 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
#14
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-%C3%AE-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 °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 2 was only indirectly involved as a supply depot...
February 24, 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
#16
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
#17
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...
March 10, 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
#19
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
#20
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
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