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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328084/control-of-nanoparticle-release-kinetics-from-3d-printed-hydrogel-scaffolds
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Bernhard Baumann, Tomasz Jungst, Simone Stichler, Susanne Feineis, Oliver Wiltschka, Matthias Kuhlmann, Mika Lindén, Jürgen Groll
The convergence of biofabrication with nanotechnology is largely unexplored but enables geometrical control of cell-biomaterial arrangement combined with controlled drug delivery and release. As a step towards integration of these two fields of research, this study demonstrates that modulation of electrostatic nanoparticle-polymer and nanoparticle-nanoparticle interactions can be used for tuning nanoparticle release kinetics from 3D printed hydrogel scaffolds. This generic strategy can be used for spatiotemporal control of the release kinetics of nanoparticulate drug vectors in biofabricated constructs...
March 22, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327648/comparison-of-multivariate-analysis-methods-for-extracting-the-paraffin-component-from-the-paraffin-embedded-cancer-tissue-spectra-for-raman-imaging
#2
Phiranuphon Meksiarun, Mika Ishigaki, Verena A C Huck-Pezzei, Christian W Huck, Kanet Wongravee, Hidetoshi Sato, Yukihiro Ozaki
This study aimed to extract the paraffin component from paraffin-embedded oral cancer tissue spectra using three multivariate analysis (MVA) methods; Independent Component Analysis (ICA), Partial Least Squares (PLS) and Independent Component - Partial Least Square (IC-PLS). The estimated paraffin components were used for removing the contribution of paraffin from the tissue spectra. These three methods were compared in terms of the efficiency of paraffin removal and the ability to retain the tissue information...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327474/measurement-and-properties-of-dose-area-product-ratio-in-external-small-beam-radiotherapy
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Jarkko Tapio Niemelä, Mari Partanen, Jarkko Ojala, Petri Sipilae, Mikko Björkqvist, Mika Kapanen, Jani Keyriläinen
In small-beam radiation therapy (RT) the measurement of beam quality parameter i.e. tissue-phantom ratio or TPR<sub>20,10</sub> with conventional point detector is a challenge. To obtain reliable results, one has to consider potential sources of error, including volume averaging and adjustment of the point detector into the narrow beam. To overcome these challenges, a different type of possible beam quality parameter in small beams was studied, namely the dose-area product ratio or DAPR<sub>20,10</sub>...
March 22, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325020/socioeconomic-status-age-and-heart-rate-variability-in-a-bangladeshi-community
#4
Nishat E-Sharmin Trisha, Herbert F Jelinek, Mika P Tarvainen, David J Cornforth, Dewan S Alam, Megan Smith
Socioeconomic status (SES) is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and either low or high heart rate variability (HRV) at rest has been shown to predict cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The study investigated the extent HRV features can predict SES. Four hundred and twenty eight people were randomly selected from the commercial districts (high SES) and slum areas (low SES) within Dhaka city. Demographic, clinical, and HRV features were recorded. Of the clinical variables age, waist circumference and diastolic blood pressure (p<;0...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323160/effect-of-age-and-the-apoe-gene-on-metabolite-concentrations-in-the-posterior-cingulate-cortex
#5
Sana Suri, Uzay Emir, Charlotte J Stagg, Jamie Near, Ralf Mekle, Florian Schubert, E Zsoldos, Abda Mahmood, Archana Singh-Manoux, Mika Kivimäki, Klaus P Ebmeier, Clare E Mackay, Nicola Filippini
Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H-MRS) has provided valuable information about the neurochemical profile of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, its clinical utility has been limited in part by the lack of consistent information on how metabolite concentrations vary in the normal aging brain and in carriers of apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4, an established risk gene for AD. We quantified metabolites within an 8cm(3) voxel within the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC)/precuneus in 30 younger (20-40 years) and 151 cognitively healthy older individuals (60-85 years)...
March 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321027/effects-of-long-acting-loop-diuretics-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-patients-with-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Masahiko Asami, Jiro Aoki, Shuzou Tanimoto, Yu Horiuchi, Mika Watanabe, Koichi Furui, Kentaro Yasuhara, Tatsuyuki Sato, Kengo Tanabe, Kazuhiro Hara
There have been no reports evaluating the impact of long-acting loop diuretics (LLD) on the outcome of heart failure (HF) and arrhythmia treatment in HF with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) patients implanted with a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device.This was a prospective, single-blind, randomized crossover study. We allocated 21 consecutive CRT implanted patients into 2 groups. The furosemide group received furosemide as a first treatment and azosemide as a second treatment. The azosemide group received this treatment in the reverse order...
March 17, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320344/risk-factors-associated-with-adverse-perinatal-outcome-in-planned-vaginal-breech-labors-at-term-a-retrospective-population-based-case-control-study
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Georg Macharey, Mika Gissler, Veli-Matti Ulander, Leena Rahkonen, Mervi Väisänen-Tommiska, Mika Nuutila, Seppo Heinonen
BACKGROUND: Vaginal breech delivery is associated with adverse perinatal outcome. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with adverse perinatal outcome in term breech pregnancies, and to provide clinicians an aid in selecting women for a trial of vaginal labor with the fetus in breech position. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, nationwide, Finnish population-based case-control study. All planned singleton vaginal deliveries at term with the fetus in breech position between the years 2005 and 2014 were analyzed...
March 20, 2017: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318384/increased-adipose-and-muscle-insulin-sensitivity-without-changes-in-serum-adiponectin-in-young-female-collegiate-athletes
#8
Kaori Kitaoka, Mika Takeuchi, Ayaka Tsuboi, Satomi Minato, Miki Kurata, Shigehiro Tanaka, Tsutomu Kazumi, Keisuke Fukuo
BACKGROUND: Effects of endurance training on adipose insulin sensitivity in association with body composition, circulating adipokines, and markers of inflammation have been studied less in young Asian subjects. METHODS: Adipose insulin sensitivity/resistance was compared between 170 female Japanese collegiate athletes and 311 nonathletes (18-24 years), who underwent measurements of serum adipokines, markers of insulin sensitivity, inflammation, and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...
March 20, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317458/use-of-the-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-or-fractional-flow-reserve-in-pci
#9
Justin E Davies, Sayan Sen, Hakim-Moulay Dehbi, Rasha Al-Lamee, Ricardo Petraco, Sukhjinder S Nijjer, Ravinay Bhindi, Sam J Lehman, Darren Walters, James Sapontis, Luc Janssens, Christiaan J Vrints, Ahmed Khashaba, Mika Laine, Eric Van Belle, Florian Krackhardt, Waldemar Bojara, Olaf Going, Tobias Härle, Ciro Indolfi, Giampaolo Niccoli, Flavo Ribichini, Nobuhiro Tanaka, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Hiroaki Takashima, Yuetsu Kikuta, Andrejs Erglis, Hugo Vinhas, Pedro Canas Silva, Sérgio B Baptista, Ali Alghamdi, Farrel Hellig, Bon-Kwon Koo, Chang-Wook Nam, Eun-Seok Shin, Joon-Hyung Doh, Salvatore Brugaletta, Eduardo Alegria-Barrero, Martijin Meuwissen, Jan J Piek, Niels van Royen, Murat Sezer, Carlo Di Mario, Robert T Gerber, Iqbal S Malik, Andrew S P Sharp, Suneel Talwar, Kare Tang, Habib Samady, John Altman, Arnold H Seto, Jasvindar Singh, Allen Jeremias, Hitoshi Matsuo, Rajesh K Kharbanda, Manesh R Patel, Patrick Serruys, Javier Escaned
Background Coronary revascularization guided by fractional flow reserve (FFR) is associated with better patient outcomes after the procedure than revascularization guided by angiography alone. It is unknown whether the instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR), an alternative measure that does not require the administration of adenosine, will offer benefits similar to those of FFR. Methods We randomly assigned 2492 patients with coronary artery disease, in a 1:1 ratio, to undergo either iFR-guided or FFR-guided coronary revascularization...
March 18, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317274/quality-of-warfarin-therapy-and-risk-of-stroke-bleeding-and-mortality-among-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-results-from-the-nationwide-finwaf-registry
#10
Mika Lehto, Jussi Niiranen, Pasi Korhonen, Juha Mehtälä, Houssem Khanfir, Fabian Hoti, Riitta Lassila, Pekka Raatikainen
PURPOSE: The most important management strategy in atrial fibrillation (AF) patients is preventing stroke with oral anticoagulants. Warfarin is still used as a first-line anticoagulant, although non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants are currently recommended to manage AF. Using a large, unselected national sample of AF patients, we evaluated the relationships between quality of warfarin therapy and the risks of thromboembolism, bleeding complications, and mortality. METHODS: The nationwide FinWAF study included 54 568 AF patients taking warfarin...
March 19, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315460/classification-and-characterization-of-periventricular-and-deep-white-matter-hyperintensities-on-mri-a-study-in-older-adults
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Ludovica Griffanti, Mark Jenkinson, Sana Suri, X X, Abda Mahmood, Nicola Filippini, Claire E Sexton, Anya Topiwala, Charlotte Allan, Mika Kivimäki, Archana Singh-Manoux, Klaus P Ebmeier, Clare E Mackay, Giovanna Zamboni
White matter hyperintensities (WMH) are frequently divided into periventricular (PWMH) and deep (DWMH), and the two classes have been associated with different cognitive, microstructural, and clinical correlates. However, although this distinction is widely used in visual ratings scales, how to best anatomically define the two classes is still disputed. In fact, the methods used to define PWMH and DWMH vary significantly between studies, making results difficult to compare. The purpose of this study was twofold: first, to compare four current criteria used to define PWMH and DWMH in a cohort of healthy older adults (mean age: 69...
March 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303609/pathological-analysis-of-children-with-childhood-central-nervous-system-infection-based-on-changes-in-chemokines-and-interleukin-17-family-cytokines-in-cerebrospinal-fluid
#12
Shinichiro Morichi, Tomomi Urabe, Natsumi Morishita, Mika Takeshita, Yu Ishida, Shingo Oana, Gaku Yamanaka, Yasuyo Kashiwagi, Hisashi Kawashima
BACKGROUND: In this study, the pathologies of acute meningitis and encephalopathy were investigated, and biomarkers useful as prognostic indices were searched for. METHODS: The subjects were 31 children with meningitis, 30 with encephalopathy, and 12 with convulsions following gastroenteritis. Control group consisted of 24 children with non-central nervous system infection. Cerebrospinal fluid cytokine analysis was performed. RESULTS: Chemokines significantly increased in the bacterial meningitis group compared with those in viral meningitis and encephalopathy groups...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298417/organisational-justice-protects-against-the-negative-effect-of-workplace-violence-on-teachers-sleep-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Kia Gluschkoff, Marko Elovainio, Taina Hintsa, Jaana Pentti, Paula Salo, Mika Kivimäki, Jussi Vahtera
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to examine the longitudinal association of workplace violence with disturbed sleep and the moderating role of organisational justice (ie, the extent to which employees are treated with fairness) in teaching. METHODS: We identified 4988 teachers participating in the Finnish Public Sector study who reported encountering violence at work. Disturbed sleep was measured in three waves with 2-year intervals: the wave preceding exposure to violence, the wave of exposure and the wave following the exposure...
March 15, 2017: Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298211/fty720-inhibits-mesothelioma-growth-in-vitro-and-in-a-syngeneic-mouse-model
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Agata Szymiczek, Sandra Pastorino, David Larson, Mika Tanji, Laura Pellegrini, Jiaming Xue, Shuangjing Li, Carlotta Giorgi, Paolo Pinton, Yasutaka Takinishi, Harvey I Pass, Hideki Furuya, Giovanni Gaudino, Andrea Napolitano, Michele Carbone, Haining Yang
BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a very aggressive type of cancer, with a dismal prognosis and inherent resistance to chemotherapeutics. Development and evaluation of new therapeutic approaches is highly needed. Immunosuppressant FTY720, approved for multiple sclerosis treatment, has recently raised attention for its anti-tumor activity in a variety of cancers. However, its therapeutic potential in MM has not been evaluated yet. METHODS: Cell viability and anchorage-independent growth were evaluated in a panel of MM cell lines and human mesothelial cells (HM) upon FTY720 treatment to assess in vitro anti-tumor efficacy...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296885/oral-health-in-transition-the-hadza-foragers-of-tanzania
#15
Alyssa N Crittenden, John Sorrentino, Sheniz A Moonie, Mika Peterson, Audax Mabulla, Peter S Ungar
Conventional wisdom holds that a decline in oral health accompanies the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture, given increased consumption of carbohydrates. This widely touted example of the mismatch between our biology and modern lifestyle has been intuited largely from the bioarchaeological record of the Neolithic Revolution in the New World. Recent studies of other populations have, however, challenged the universality of this assertion. Here, we present the first comprehensive study of oral health among a living population in transition from the bush to village life, the Hadza hunter-gatherers of Tanzania, to test the hypothesis that the shift from foraging to farming, or agricultural intensification, inevitably leads to increased periodontal disease, caries, and orthodontic disorders...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296331/treatment-accuracy-without-rotational-setup-corrections-in-intracranial-srt
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Eeva Boman, Mika Kapanen, Marko Laaksomaa, Hanna Mäenpää, Simo Hyödynmaa, Pirkko-Liisa Kellokumpu-Lehtinen
The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of actual rotational setup errors on dose distributions in intracranial stereotactic radiotherapy (SRT) with different alternatives for treatment position selection. A total of 38 SRT fractions from 18 patients were retrospectively evaluated with rotational setup errors obtained from actual treatments. The planning computed tomography (CT) images were rotated according to online cone-beam CT (CBCT) images and the dose distribution was recalculated to the rotated CT images using three different patient positionings derived from: 1) an automatic 6D match neglecting rotation correction (Auto6D); 2) an automatic 3D match (Auto3D); and 3) a manual 3D match from actual treatment (Treat3D)...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296310/a-novel-arc-geometry-setting-for-pelvic-radiotherapy-with-extensive-nodal-involvement
#17
Maija Rossi, Eeva Boman, Tanja Skyttä, Mika Kapanen
The aim of this study was to find optimal planning approach for large planning targets with complicated geometry requiring wide field openings. The study presents a novel approach for arc geometry design for pelvic targets with extensive nodal involvement. A total of 15 patients with anorectal carcinoma or vulvar cancer were selected retrospectively. For each patient, one seven-field IMRT plan and three VMAT plans were calculated: one with two 360° arcs with no limitations for the field size (VMATw); one with two asymmetrically field-size-restricted 360° arcs (VMATr); and the proposed novel approach which consisted of one 360° arc with the field size restricted to the central PTV, and another arc divided into two 180° arcs, restricting the field sizes with the focus on the lymph nodes...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295574/cd38-positively-regulates-postnatal-development-of-astrocytes-cell-autonomously-and-oligodendrocytes-non-cell-autonomously
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Tsuyoshi Hattori, Minoru Kaji, Hiroshi Ishii, Roboon Jureepon, Mika Takarada-Iemata, Hieu Minh Ta, Thuong Manh Le, Ayumu Konno, Hirokazu Hirai, Yoshitake Shiraishi, Noriyuki Ozaki, Yasuhiko Yamamoto, Hiroshi Okamoto, Shigeru Yokoyama, Haruhiro Higashida, Yasuko Kitao, Osamu Hori
Glial development is critical for the function of the central nervous system. CD38 is a multifunctional molecule with ADP-ribosyl cyclase activity. While critical roles of CD38 in the adult brain such as oxytocin release and social behavior have been reported, those in the developing brain remain largely unknown. Here we demonstrate that deletion of Cd38 leads to impaired development of astrocytes and oligodendrocytes in mice. CD38 is highly expressed in the developing brains between postnatal day 14 (P14) and day 28 (P28)...
March 13, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293802/history-of-hypertension-heart-disease-and-diabetes-and-ovarian-cancer-patient-survival-evidence-from-the-ovarian-cancer-association-consortium
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Albina N Minlikeeva, Jo L Freudenheim, Rikki A Cannioto, J Brian Szender, Kevin H Eng, Francesmary Modugno, Roberta B Ness, Michael J LaMonte, Grace Friel, Brahm H Segal, Kunle Odunsi, Paul Mayor, Emese Zsiros, Barbara Schmalfeldt, Rüdiger Klapdor, Thilo Dӧrk, Peter Hillemanns, Linda E Kelemen, Martin Kӧbel, Helen Steed, Anna de Fazio, Susan J Jordan, Christina M Nagle, Harvey A Risch, Mary Anne Rossing, Jennifer A Doherty, Marc T Goodman, Robert Edwards, Keitaro Matsuo, Mika Mizuno, Beth Y Karlan, Susanne K Kjær, Estrid Høgdall, Allan Jensen, Joellen M Schildkraut, Kathryn L Terry, Daniel W Cramer, Elisa V Bandera, Lisa E Paddock, Lambertus A Kiemeney, Leon F Massuger, Jolanta Kupryjanczyk, Andrew Berchuck, Jenny Chang-Claude, Brenda Diergaarde, Penelope M Webb, Kirsten B Moysich
PURPOSE: Survival following ovarian cancer diagnosis is generally low; understanding factors related to prognosis could be important to optimize treatment. The role of previously diagnosed comorbidities and use of medications for those conditions in relation to prognosis for ovarian cancer patients has not been studied extensively, particularly according to histological subtype. METHODS: Using pooled data from fifteen studies participating in the Ovarian Cancer Association Consortium, we examined the associations between history of hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, and medications taken for these conditions and overall survival (OS) and progression-free survival (PFS) among patients diagnosed with invasive epithelial ovarian carcinoma...
March 14, 2017: Cancer Causes & Control: CCC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291223/liver-specific-deletion-of-the-plpp3-gene-alters-plasma-lipid-composition-and-worsens-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-mice
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Marco Busnelli, Stefano Manzini, Mika Hilvo, Cinzia Parolini, Giulia S Ganzetti, Federica Dellera, Kim Ekroos, Minna Jänis, Diana Escalante-Alcalde, Cesare R Sirtori, Reijo Laaksonen, Giulia Chiesa
The PLPP3 gene encodes for a ubiquitous enzyme that dephosphorylates several lipid substrates. Genome-wide association studies identified PLPP3 as a gene that plays a role in coronary artery disease susceptibility. The aim of the study was to investigate the effect of Plpp3 deletion on atherosclerosis development in mice. Because the constitutive deletion of Plpp3 in mice is lethal, conditional Plpp3 hepatocyte-specific null mice were generated by crossing floxed Plpp3 mice with animals expressing Cre recombinase under control of the albumin promoter...
March 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
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