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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786039/role-of-soluble-st2-levels-and-beta-blockers-dosage-on-cardiovascular-events-of-patients-with-unselected-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Wei-Ping Huang, Xuan Zheng, Lei He, Xi Su, Cheng-Wei Liu, Ming-Xiang Wu
Background: Serum soluble ST2 (sST2) levels are elevated early after acute myocardial infarction and are related to adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling and cardiovascular outcomes in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Beta-blockers (BB) have been shown to improve LV remodeling and survival. However, the relationship between sST2, final therapeutic BB dose, and cardiovascular outcomes in STEMI patients remains unknown. Methods: A total of 186 STEMI patients were enrolled at the Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital between January 2015 and June 2015...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784944/value-of-urinary-kim-1-and-ngal-combined-with-serum-cys-c-for-predicting-acute-kidney-injury-secondary-to-decompensated-cirrhosis
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Lei Lei, Liang Ping Li, Zhen Zeng, Jing Xi Mu, Xue Yang, Chao Zhou, Zhi Lan Wang, Hu Zhang
Urinary kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1), neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL), and serum cystatin C (Cys C) are biomarkers of acute kidney injury (AKI). However, the efficacy of combining these indices to diagnose decompensated cirrhosis is unknown. This study involved 150 patients divided into AKI and non-AKI, and healthy individuals. Urinary KIM-1 and NGAL, serum Cys and creatine, and glomerular filtration rate (GFR) were compared based on Child-Pugh liver function class. Urinary KIM-1 and NGAL concentrations and serum Cys C levels were significantly higher in patients with AKI secondary to decompensated cirrhosis than in those with AKI not secondary to decompensated cirrhosis (p < 0...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784125/catheter-directed-thrombolysis-for-pulmonary-embolism-the-state-of-practice
#3
Xi Xue, Akhilesh K Sista
Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a major public health problem. It is the third most common cause of death in hospitalized patients. In the United States, there are up to 600,000 cases diagnosed per year with 100,000-180,000 acute PE-related deaths. Common risk factors include underlying genetic conditions, acquired conditions, and acquired hypercoagulable states. Acute PE increases the pulmonary vascular resistance and the load on the right ventricle (RV). Increased RV loading causes compensatory RV dilation, impaired contractility, tachycardia, and sympathetic activation...
June 2018: Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782848/impaired-tfeb-mediated-lysosome-biogenesis-and-autophagy-promote-chronic-ethanol-induced-liver-injury-and-steatosis-in-mice
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Xiaojuan Chao, Shaogui Wang, Katrina Zhao, Yuan Li, Jessica A Williams, Tiangang Li, Hemantkumar Chavan, Partha Krishnamurthy, Xi C He, Linheng Li, Andrea Ballabio, Hong-Min Ni, Wen-Xing Ding
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Defects in lysosome function and autophagy contribute to pathogenesis of alcoholic liver disease. We investigated the mechanisms by which alcohol consumption affects these processes, evaluating the functions transcription factor EB (TFEB), which regulates lysosomal biogenesis. METHODS: We performed studies with GFP-LC3 mice, mice with liver-specific deletion of transcription factor EB (TFEB), mice with disruption of the transcription factor E3 gene (TFE3-knockout mice), mice with disruption of the Tefb and Tfe3 genes (TFEB, TFE3 double-knockout mice), and Tfebflox/flox albumin cre-negative mice (controls)...
May 18, 2018: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782324/meta-analysis-of-the-association-between-variants-in-abca7-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Fang-Chen Ma, Hui-Fu Wang, Xi-Peng Cao, Chen-Chen Tan, Lan Tan, Jin-Tai Yu
The ATP-binding cassette transporter A7 (ABCA7) was identified as a known risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the relation between ABCA7 and AD was still inconsistent across these studies. Here, our meta-analysis aimed at confirming the association of ABCA7 with AD. Finally, 16 case-control studies (63747 versus 85833) were retrieved from PubMed and other databases. Three common loci were confirmed to increase the risk of AD (rs3764650: OR = 1.20, 95% CI = 1.16-1.24; rs3752246: OR = 1...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778550/the-factors-associated-with-negative-colonoscopy-in-screening-subjects-with-positive-immunochemical-stool-occult-blood-test-outcomes
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Po-Hsiang Ting, Xi-Hsuan Lin, Jeng-Kai Jiang, Jiing-Chyuan Luo, Ping-Hsien Chen, Yen-Po Wang, I-Fang Hsin, Chin Lin Perng, Ming-Chih Hou, Fa-Yauh Lee
BACKGROUND: The immunochemical fecal occult blood test (iFOBT) is an alternative method to colonoscopy that can be used for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. If the iFOBT result is positive, a colonoscopy is recommended. In this retrospective study, we identify factors associated with negative colonoscopy and positive iFOBT results obtained during CRC screening. METHODS: We collected data for subjects who received a colonoscopy at Taipei Veterans General Hospital after receiving a positive iFOBT result during CRC screening from January 2015 to December 2015...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778548/risk-factors-of-the-peptic-ulcer-bleeding-in-aging-uremia-patients-under-regular-hemodialysis
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Xi-Hsuan Lin, Chung-Chi Lin, Yuan-Jen Wang, Jiing-Chyuan Luo, Shih-Hao Young, Ping-Hsien Chen, Ming-Chih Hou, Fa-Yauh Lee
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown that uremia patients under hemodialysis (HD) have a significantly higher occurrence of peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) than healthy controls and that elderly patients remain at high risk of peptic ulcer disease (PUD) and PUB. Here we aimed to identify the risk factors for PUB in aging (≥65-years-old) uremic patients under regular HD. METHODS: Using data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan, we compared 18,252 aging regular HD patients and 17,883 age-, gender-, and medication-matched patients without kidney disease (control group)...
May 16, 2018: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778142/behaviors-and-kinetics-of-toluene-adsorption-desorption-on-activated-carbons-with-varying-pore-structure
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Xi Yang, Honghong Yi, Xiaolong Tang, Shunzheng Zhao, Zhongyu Yang, Yueqiang Ma, Tiecheng Feng, Xiaoxu Cui
This work was undertaken to investigate the behaviors and kinetics of toluene adsorption and desorption on activated carbons with varying pore structure. Five kinds of activated carbon from different raw materials were selected. Adsorption isotherms and breakthrough curves for toluene were measured. Langmuir and Freundlich equations were fitted to the equilibrium data, and the Freundlich equation was more suitable for simulating toluene adsorption. The process consisted of monolayer, multilayer and partial active site adsorption types...
May 2018: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775862/identification-and-functional-characterization-of-a-max2-ortholog-from-switchgrass-panicum-virgatum-l
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Tingting Cheng, Donghua Wang, Yongfeng Wang, Shumeng Zhang, Chao Zhang, Shudong Liu, Yajun Xi, Fengli Sun
Switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) is a sustainable cellulosic energy crop with high biomass yield on marginal soils. Tillering, an important agronomic characteristic related to biomass production in gramineous plants, is regulated by complex interacting factors, such as plant hormones. Strigolactones (SLs) comprise a novel class of plant hormones that inhibit shoot branching. The MORE AXILLARY GROWTH2 (MAX2)/DWARF 3 (D3)/RAMOSUS (RMS4) genes encode proteins involved in the SL signaling pathway in various plants...
May 15, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775849/development-and-validation-of-the-chinese-version-of-the-adult-epilepsy-self-management-scale-c-esms-in-western-china
#10
Xiaoqiang Xiao, Yang Si, Qianning Mo, Yao Liu, Cong Li, Jialing Zhao, Shuai Ma, Lili Si, Zhijie Xi, Lang Chen, Dongmei Wu, Qin He, Meiling Hu, Chenqi Zhang, Hongbin Sun
PURPOSE: To develop and validate the Epilepsy Self-Management Scale (ESMS) for Chinese persons with epilepsy (PWE). METHODS: On the basis of ESMS, the standard translation procedure was used to set up the Chinese version of the ESMS (C-ESMS). A consecutive cohort of PWE admitted in Sichuan Provincial People's Hospital were recruited randomly from May 2017 to December 2017 and required to complete the C-ESMS. Project analysis was employed to test the homogeneity of each dimension...
May 2, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774931/-comparison-of-clinicopathological-features-and-prognosis-analysis-between-gastric-stump-cancer-and-recurrence-of-gastric-cancer-after-radical-gastrectomy
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Hongqing Xi, Jiyang Li, Shaoqing Li, Zhi Qiao, Bo Wei, Lin Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and compare the clinicopathological characteristics of gastric stump cancer(GSC) and the recurrent of gastric cancer (RGC) following radical gastrectomy, and to evaluate survival prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on clinicopathological and survival data of patients with GSC (n=31) and with RGC (n=105) following radical gastrectomy at the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital between January 1992 and August 2017...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773105/-protective-role-of-green-tea-polyphenols-in-intestinal-mucosal-barrier-function-of-mice-with-colitis-induced-by-tnbs-through-inhibiting-jak2-stat3-pathway
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Jin Xi, Sitang Ge, Lugen Zuo, Yuke Zhu, Lian Wang, Qiaoli Xie
Objective To analyze the therapeutic effect of green tea polyphenols (GTP) in mice with colitis induced by TNBS and its possible mechanism. Methods Colitis was induced by TNBS in BALB/C mice. The mice were randomly divided into GTP group (n=10) and TNBS model group (n=10). Mice in the GTP group were given GTP [0.2 mL at a dose level of 100 mg/(kg.d)] by oral gavage, and mice in the model group were given normal saline [0.2 ml/d] by gavage. Four weeks later, the mice were sacrificed. Disease activity index (DAI) and inflammatory score were evaluated by HE staining...
March 2018: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773088/lipoprotein-a-as-a-marker-for-predicting-the-presence-and-severity-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-untreated-chinese-patients-undergoing-coronary-angiography
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Di Sun, Xi Zhao, Sha Li, Yan Zhang, Na Qiong Wu, Cheng Gang Zhu, Yuan Lin Guo, Ying Gao, Ping Qing, Geng Liu, Qian Dong, Jian Jun Li
OBJECTIVE: Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) has been well known as the risk factor of coronary artery disease (CAD). However, the role of lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)] in the development of CAD is of great interest but still controversial. Thus, we aim to explore the effect of Lp(a) on predicting the presence and severity of CAD in Chinese untreated patients, especially in combination with LDL-C. METHODS: We consecutively recruited 1,980 non-treated patients undergoing coronary angiography, among which 1,162 patients were diagnosed with CAD...
April 2018: Biomedical and Environmental Sciences: BES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771407/association-of-sox11-gene-expression-withclinical-features-and-prognosis-of-mantle-cell-lymphoma
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J-X He, Y-F Xi, L-P Su, N Gao, E-W Xu, L-W Xie, L-Y Wang, Y-P Zheng, W-E Han, J Chang, H-W Wang
OBJECTIVE: To study the expression of SOX11 in the patients with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) and explore the clinical values of SOX11 in MCL. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the paraffin-embedded MCL tissues of 75 patients diagnosed in the Department of Hematology, Shanxi Tumor Hospital, were performed the immunohistochemical labeling of Ki67 and SOX11 by the EnVision method. Meanwhile, the expression of SOX11 mRNA was also detected by reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), and the association of SOX11 with such prognostic indexes as pathological typing, staging, immunophenotyping, and MIPI was analyzed using the statistical method...
May 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770746/-express-chronic-inflammatory-pain-decreases-the-glutamate-vesicles-in-presynaptic-terminals-of-the-nucleus-accumbens
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Chuchu Qi, Baolin Guo, Keke Ren, Han Yao, Mengmeng Wang, Tangna Sun, Guohong Cai, Haiying Liu, Rui Li, Ceng Luo, Wenting Wang, Sheng-Xi Wu
Reward system has been proved to be important to nociceptive behavior, and the nucleus accumbens (NAc) is a key node in reward circuitry. It has been further revealed that dopamine system modulates the NAc to influence the pain sensation, whereas the role of glutamatergic projection in the NAc in the modulation of chronic pain is still elusive. In this study, we used a Complete Freund adjuvant (CFA) -induced chronic inflammatory pain model to explore the changes of the glutamatergic terminals in the NAc, and we found that following the chronic inflammation, the protein level of vesicular glutamate transporters1 (VGLUT1) was significant decreased in the NAc...
January 1, 2018: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769415/upregulation-of-microrna-340-promotes-osteosarcoma-cell-apoptosis-while-suppressing-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-by-inactivating-the-ctnnb1-mediated-notch-signaling-pathway
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Bao-Long Pan, Ling Wu, Li Pan, Yu-Xi Yang, Hu-Huan Li, Yan-Juan Dai, Zi-Qian He, Ling Tan, You-Guang Huang, Zong-Wu Tong, Jun-Long Liao
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common histological form of primary bone cancer. It is most prevalent in teenagers and young adults. This study aims at exploring the regulatory effect of microRNA-340 (miR-340) on OS cell proliferation, invasion, migration and apoptosis via regulating the Notch signaling pathway by targeting CTNNB1. OS tissues belonging to 45 patients and normal femoral head tissues of 45 amputees were selected. Cells were allocated to different groups. In Situ hybridization was performed to determine the positive rate of miR-340 expression while immunohistochemistry was used to determine that of CTNNB1 and B-cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl-2)...
May 16, 2018: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769289/metarrestin-a-perinucleolar-compartment-inhibitor-effectively-suppresses-metastasis
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Kevin J Frankowski, Chen Wang, Samarjit Patnaik, Frank J Schoenen, Noel Southall, Dandan Li, Yaroslav Teper, Wei Sun, Irawati Kandela, Deqing Hu, Christopher Dextras, Zachary Knotts, Yansong Bian, John Norton, Steve Titus, Marzena A Lewandowska, Yiping Wen, Katherine I Farley, Lesley Mathews Griner, Jamey Sultan, Zhaojing Meng, Ming Zhou, Tomas Vilimas, Astin S Powers, Serguei Kozlov, Kunio Nagashima, Humair S Quadri, Min Fang, Charles Long, Ojus Khanolkar, Warren Chen, Jinsol Kang, Helen Huang, Eric Chow, Esthermanya Goldberg, Coral Feldman, Romi Xi, Hye Rim Kim, Gary Sahagian, Susan J Baserga, Andrew Mazar, Marc Ferrer, Wei Zheng, Ali Shilatifard, Jeffrey Aubé, Udo Rudloff, Juan Jose Marugan, Sui Huang
Metastasis remains a leading cause of cancer mortality due to the lack of specific inhibitors against this complex process. To identify compounds selectively targeting the metastatic state, we used the perinuclear compartment (PNC), a complex nuclear structure associated with metastatic behaviors of cancer cells, as a phenotypic marker for a high-content screen of over 140,000 structurally diverse compounds. Metarrestin, obtained through optimization of a screening hit, disassembles PNCs in multiple cancer cell lines, inhibits invasion in vitro, suppresses metastatic development in three mouse models of human cancer, and extends survival of mice in a metastatic pancreatic cancer xenograft model with no organ toxicity or discernable adverse effects...
May 16, 2018: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767244/propranolol-induces-hemangioma-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-via-a-p53%C3%A2-bax-mediated-pathway
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Tian-Hua Yao, Parekejiang Pataer, Krishna Prasad Regmi, Xi-Wen Gu, Quan-Yan Li, Jing-Ting Du, Su-Meng Ge, Jun-Bo Tu
The use of propranolol for the treatment of infantile hemangioma (IH) has been widely investigated in recent years. However, the underlying therapeutic mechanism of propranolol for the treatment of IH remains poorly understood. The aim of the present study was to investigate the expression of proteins regulated by cellular tumor antigen p53 (p53) in associated apoptosis pathways in IH endothelial cells (HemECs) treated with propranolol. Furthermore, the present study aimed to investigate the exact apoptotic pathway underlying the therapeutic effect of propranolol against IH...
May 14, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766587/all-solution-processed-metal-oxide-free-flexible-organic-solar-cells-with-over-10-efficiency
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Wei Song, Xi Fan, Bingang Xu, Feng Yan, Huiqin Cui, Qiang Wei, Ruixiang Peng, Ling Hong, Jiaming Huang, Ziyi Ge
All-solution-processing at low temperatures is important and desirable for making printed photovoltaic devices and also offers the possibility of a safe and cost-effective fabrication environment for the devices. Herein, an all-solution-processed flexible organic solar cell (OSC) using poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene):poly-(styrenesulfonate) electrodes is reported. The all-solution-processed flexible devices yield the highest power conversion efficiency of 10.12% with high fill factor of over 70%, which is the highest value for metal-oxide-free flexible OSCs reported so far...
May 16, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765110/mast-cells-contribute-to-enterovirus-71-infection-induced-pulmonary-edema-in-neonatal-mice
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Yuefei Jin, Chao Zhang, Hui Wang, Guangyuan Zhou, Xiangpeng Wang, Rongguang Zhang, Shuaiyin Chen, Jingchao Ren, Lu Chen, Dejian Dang, Peng Zhang, Yuanlin Xi, Weidong Wu, Weiguo Zhang, Guangcai Duan
Enterovirus (EV) 71 infection has been widely acknowledged as the leading cause of severe hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), which may rapidly lead to fatal pulmonary edema. In this study, we established a mouse model for EV71 infection exhibiting high incidence of severe symptoms with pulmonary edema. Mast cells (MCs) accumulation, activation and allergic inflammation were found in the brains, lungs and skeletal muscle of mice after EV71 infection, especially in the lungs of mice. Levels of histamine, platelet-activating factor (PAF), interleukin (IL)-4, IL-5, IL-13, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), nitric oxide (NO), endocrine gland-derived vascular endothelial growth factor (EG-VEGF) and noradrenaline (NA) were increased in EV71-infected lungs...
May 15, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
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