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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914297/long-term-efficacy-and-safety-of-vildagliptin-add-on-therapy-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-with-insulin-treatment
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Ippei Kanazawa, Ken-Ichiro Tanaka, Masakazu Notsu, Sayuri Tanaka, Nobuaki Kiyohara, Sayo Koike, Yuko Yamane, Yuko Tada, Motofumi Sasaki, Mika Yamauchi, Toshitsugu Sugimoto
BACKGROUND: The use of dipeptidyl peptidase (DPP)-4 inhibitors in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin may be beneficial. However, the long-term efficacy and safety of vildagliptin add-on therapy in these patients remains unclear. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 73 patients with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin were randomly assigned to receive either add-on therapy of vildagliptin (n=37) or conventional therapy without DPP-4 inhibitors (n=36) for glucose control...
November 20, 2016: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913026/assessing-membrane-fouling-and-the-performance-of-pilot-scale-membrane-bioreactor-mbr-to-treat-real-municipal-wastewater-during-winter-season-in-nordic-regions
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Khum Gurung, Mohamed Chaker Ncibi, Mika Sillanpää
In this study, the performance of a pilot-scale membrane bioreactor (MBR) to treat real municipal wastewater was assessed at low temperatures (7 to 20°C) in Nordic regions. First, the effect of low temperatures on membrane fouling was evaluated by monitoring trans-membrane pressure. A significant membrane fouling was observed when the sludge temperature inside the MBR unit was below 10°C with a 75% permeability drop, thus indicating high deterioration of the membrane performance at low temperatures. Moreover, increasing values of sludge volume index (SVI) during low temperatures showed high deterioration of sludge settleability...
November 29, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913014/characterizations-of-atmospheric-particulate-bound-mercury-in-the-kathmandu-valley-of-nepal-south-asia
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Junming Guo, Shichang Kang, Jie Huang, Qianggong Zhang, Maheswar Rupakheti, Shiwei Sun, Lekhendra Tripathee, Dipesh Rupakheti, Arnico K Panday, Mika Sillanpää, Rukumesh Paudyal
The Kathmandu Valley, located in the Himalayan foothills in Nepal, is heavily polluted. In order to investigate ambient particulate-bound mercury (Hg) in the Kathmandu Valley, a total 64 total suspended particulates (TSP) samples were collected from a sub-urban site in the Kathmandu Valley, the capital region of Nepal during a sampling period of an entire year (April 2013-April 2014). They were analyzed for ambient particulate-bound Hg (PBM) using thermal desorption combined with cold vapor atomic spectroscopy...
November 30, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911315/decreased-expression-of-hsa-mir-4274-in%C3%A2-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-mimics-with-parkinsonian-syndromes
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Ivana Jurjević, Masakazu Miyajima, Ikuko Ogino, Chihiro Akiba, Madoka Nakajima, Akihide Kondo, Mika Kikkawa, Mitsuyasu Kanai, Nobutaka Hattori, Hajime Arai
BACKGROUND: Patients presenting with the classical idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) triad often show additional parkinsonian spectrum signs. Accurate differential diagnosis strongly influences the long-term outcome of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunting. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to find potential CSF microRNA (miRNA) biomarkers for NPH mimics with parkinsonian syndromes that can reliably distinguish them from iNPH patients. METHODS: Two cohorts of 81 patients (cohort 1, n = 55; cohort 2, n = 26) with possible iNPH who were treated in two centers between January 2011 and May 2014 were studied...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908689/pcsk9-genetic-variants-and-risk-of-type-2-diabetes-a-mendelian-randomisation-study
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Amand F Schmidt, Daniel I Swerdlow, Michael V Holmes, Riyaz S Patel, Zammy Fairhurst-Hunter, Donald M Lyall, Fernando Pires Hartwig, Bernardo Lessa Horta, Elina Hyppönen, Christine Power, Max Moldovan, Erik van Iperen, G Kees Hovingh, Ilja Demuth, Kristina Norman, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Juri Demuth, Lars Bertram, Tian Liu, Stefan Coassin, Johann Willeit, Stefan Kiechl, Karin Willeit, Dan Mason, John Wright, Richard Morris, Goya Wanamethee, Peter Whincup, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Stela McLachlan, Jackie F Price, Mika Kivimaki, Catherine Welch, Adelaida Sanchez-Galvez, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Andrew Nicolaides, Andrie G Panayiotou, N Charlotte Onland-Moret, Yvonne T van der Schouw, Giuseppe Matullo, Giovanni Fiorito, Simonetta Guarrera, Carlotta Sacerdote, Nicholas J Wareham, Claudia Langenberg, Robert Scott, Jian'an Luan, Martin Bobak, Sofia Malyutina, Andrzej Pająk, Ruzena Kubinova, Abdonas Tamosiunas, Hynek Pikhart, Lise Lotte Nystrup Husemoen, Niels Grarup, Oluf Pedersen, Torben Hansen, Allan Linneberg, Kenneth Starup Simonsen, Jackie Cooper, Steve E Humphries, Murray Brilliant, Terrie Kitchner, Hakon Hakonarson, David S Carrell, Catherine A McCarty, H Lester Kirchner, Eric B Larson, David R Crosslin, Mariza de Andrade, Dan M Roden, Joshua C Denny, Cara Carty, Stephen Hancock, John Attia, Elizabeth Holliday, Martin O' Donnell, Salim Yusuf, Michael Chong, Guillaume Pare, Pim van der Harst, M Abdullah Said, Ruben N Eppinga, Niek Verweij, Harold Snieder, Tim Christen, Dennis O Mook-Kanamori, Stefan Gustafsson, Lars Lind, Erik Ingelsson, Raha Pazoki, Oscar Franco, Albert Hofman, Andre Uitterlinden, Abbas Dehghan, Alexander Teumer, Sebastian Baumeister, Marcus Dörr, Markus M Lerch, Uwe Völker, Henry Völzke, Joey Ward, Jill P Pell, Daniel J Smith, Tom Meade, Anke H Maitland-van der Zee, Ekaterina V Baranova, Robin Young, Ian Ford, Archie Campbell, Sandosh Padmanabhan, Michiel L Bots, Diederick E Grobbee, Philippe Froguel, Dorothée Thuillier, Beverley Balkau, Amélie Bonnefond, Bertrand Cariou, Melissa Smart, Yanchun Bao, Meena Kumari, Anubha Mahajan, Paul M Ridker, Daniel I Chasman, Alex P Reiner, Leslie A Lange, Marylyn D Ritchie, Folkert W Asselbergs, Juan-Pablo Casas, Brendan J Keating, David Preiss, Aroon D Hingorani, Naveed Sattar
BACKGROUND: Statin treatment and variants in the gene encoding HMG-CoA reductase are associated with reductions in both the concentration of LDL cholesterol and the risk of coronary heart disease, but also with modest hyperglycaemia, increased bodyweight, and modestly increased risk of type 2 diabetes, which in no way offsets their substantial benefits. We sought to investigate the associations of LDL cholesterol-lowering PCSK9 variants with type 2 diabetes and related biomarkers to gauge the likely effects of PCSK9 inhibitors on diabetes risk...
November 28, 2016: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906568/lower-death-risk-for-vascular-dementia-than-for-alzheimer-s-disease-with-postmenopausal-hormone-therapy-users
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Tomi S Mikkola, Hanna Savolainen-Peltonen, Pauliina Tuomikoski, Fabian Hoti, Pia Vattulainen, Mika Gissler, Olavi Ylikorkala
CONTEXT: There are conflicting data on postmenopausal hormone therapy (HT) and the risk of vascular dementia (VD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). OBJECTIVE: We analyzed the mortality risk attributable to VD or AD in women with a history of HT use. Design, Patients, Interventions and Main Outcome Measures: A total of 489,105 Finnish women using systemic HT in 1994-2009 were identified from the nationwide drug reimbursement register. Of these women, 581 died of VD and 1057 of AD in 1998-2009...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905298/haploinsufficiency-of-the-folliculin-gene-leads-to-impaired-functions-of-lung-fibroblasts-in-patients-with-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome
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Yoshito Hoshika, Fumiyuki Takahashi, Shinsaku Togo, Muneaki Hashimoto, Takeshi Nara, Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Fariz Nurwidya, Hideyuki Kataoka, Masatoshi Kurihara, Etsuko Kobayashi, Hiroki Ebana, Mika Kikkawa, Katsutoshi Ando, Koichi Nishino, Okio Hino, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Kuniaki Seyama
Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS) is an autosomal dominant inherited disorder caused by germline mutations in the FLCN gene, and characterized by skin fibrofolliculomas, multiple lung cysts, spontaneous pneumothorax, and renal neoplasms. Pulmonary manifestations frequently develop earlier than other organ involvements, prompting a diagnosis of BHDS However, the mechanism of lung cyst formation and pathogenesis of pneumothorax have not yet been clarified. Fibroblasts were isolated from lung tissues obtained from patients with BHDS (n = 12) and lung cancer (n = 10) as controls...
November 2016: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905013/impact-of-stent-type-and-prolonged-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-on-long-term-clinical-outcomes-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Masahiko Asami, Jiro Aoki, Tatsuyuki Sato, Shuzou Tanimoto, Mika Watanabe, Yu Horiuchi, Koichi Furui, Kentaro Yasuhara, Yu Sato, Takuya Hashimoto, Sen Yachi, Kazuhiro Hara, Kengo Tanabe
The aim of this study was to address 7-year clinical outcomes and impact of prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after coronary stenting in hemodialysis patients. Our study included 123 consecutive hemodialysis patients who had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention with a drug-eluting stent (DES) or bare-metal stent (BMS) (DES: 64, BMS: 59) in our institution. We compared long-term clinical outcomes following DES with BMS implantation as well as clinical outcomes in patients on DAPT for ≥1 year (DAPT on group, 89) with those on DAPT for <1 year (DAPT off group, 34)...
November 30, 2016: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904883/interactions-of-respiratory-viruses-and-the-nasal-microbiota-during-the-first-year-of-life-in-healthy-infants
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Insa Korten, Moana Mika, Shkipe Klenja, Elisabeth Kieninger, Ines Mack, Maria Teresa Barbani, Meri Gorgievski, Urs Frey, Markus Hilty, Philipp Latzin
Traditional culture techniques have shown that increased bacterial colonization is associated with viral colonization; however, the influence of viral colonization on the whole microbiota composition is less clear. We thus aimed to understand the interaction of viral infections and the nasal microbiota in early life to appraise their roles in disease development. Thirty-two healthy, unselected infants were included in this prospective longitudinal cohort study within the first year of life. Biweekly nasal swabs (n = 559) were taken, and the microbiota was analyzed by 16S rRNA pyrosequencing, and 10 different viruses and 2 atypical bacteria were characterized by real-time PCR (combination of seven duplex samples)...
November 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902183/lactobacillus-ixorae-sp-nov-isolated-from-a-flower-west-indian-jasmine
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Sujitra Techo, Mika Miyashita, Chiyo Shibata, Naoto Tanaka, Preeyarach Wisetkhan, Wonnop Visessanguan, Somboon Tanasupawat
A Gram-stain positive, lactic acid bacterium strain Ru20-1T was isolated from a flower (West-Indian Jasmine) collected from Kalasin province, Thailand. Polyphasic approaches were used to determine the taxonomic position of this strain. Studies of morphological and biochemical characteristics revealed that strain Ru20-1T belonged to the genus Lactobacillus. The strain was heterofermentative, non-spore forming and rod-shaped. It produced DL-lactic acid. Based on 16S rRNA gene sequences similarity, this strain was closely related to Lactobacillus lindneri LMG 14528T (96...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900354/dataset-of-botulinum-toxin-a-influence-on-interleukins-under-neuropathy
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Magdalena Zychowska, Ewelina Rojewska, Wioletta Makuch, Siro Luvisetto, Flaminia Pavone, Sara Marinelli, Barbara Przewlocka, Joanna Mika
Our data show that botulinum toxin A (BoNT/A) didn't influence motor functions in naïve and CCI-exposed rats, but diminished the neuropathic pain-related behavior. The results indicate that BoNT/A administration diminished the spinal Iba-1 positive cells activation and, in parallel, downregulated IL-1beta. Moreover, we observed that in DRG the protein level of pronociceptive factors (IL-1beta and IL-18) decreased and antinociceptive (IL-10 and IL-1RA) factors increased. Additionally, our behavioral analysis shows that chronic minocycline treatment together with a single BoNT/A injection in CCI-exposed rats has beneficial analgesic effects (M...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899022/alterations-of-specific-lipid-groups-in-serum-of-obese-humans-a-review
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REVIEW
A Mika, T Sledzinski
Obesity is a major contributor to the dysfunction of liver, cardiac, pulmonary, endocrine and reproductive system, as well as a component of metabolic syndrome. Although development of obesity-related disorders is associated with lipid abnormalities, most previous studies dealing with the problem in question were limited to routinely determined parameters, such as serum concentrations of triacylglycerols, total cholesterol, low-density and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Many authors postulated to extend the scope of analysed lipid compounds and to study obesity-related alterations in other, previously non-examined groups of lipids...
November 29, 2016: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898704/genetic-structure-and-potential-environmental-determinants-of-local-genetic-diversity-in-japanese-honeybees-apis-cerana-japonica
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Teruyoshi Nagamitsu, Mika Yasuda, Fuki Saito-Morooka, Maki N Inoue, Mio Nishiyama, Koichi Goka, Shinji Sugiura, Kaoru Maeto, Kimiko Okabe, Hisatomo Taki
Declines in honeybee populations have been a recent concern. Although causes of the declines remain unclear, environmental factors may be responsible. We focused on the potential environmental determinants of local populations of wild honeybees, Apis cerana japonica, in Japan. This subspecies has little genetic variation in terms of its mitochondrial DNA sequences, and genetic variations at nuclear loci are as yet unknown. We estimated the genetic structure and environmental determinants of local genetic diversity in nuclear microsatellite genotypes of fathers and mothers, inferred from workers collected at 139 sites...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897156/quantitative-evaluation-of-the-mechanical-risks-caused-by-focal-cartilage-defects-in-the-knee
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Mikko S Venäläinen, Mika E Mononen, Jari Salo, Lasse P Räsänen, Jukka S Jurvelin, Juha Töyräs, Tuomas Virén, Rami K Korhonen
Focal cartilage lesions can proceed to severe osteoarthritis or remain unaltered even for years. A method to identify high risk defects would be of utmost importance to guide clinical decision making and to identify the patients that are at the highest risk for the onset and progression of osteoarthritis. Based on cone beam computed tomography arthrography, we present a novel computational model for evaluating changes in local mechanical responses around cartilage defects. Our model, based on data obtained from a human knee in vivo, demonstrated that the most substantial alterations around the defect, as compared to the intact tissue, were observed in minimum principal (compressive) strains and shear strains...
November 29, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895426/influence-of-night-duty-on-endoscopic-therapy-for-bile-duct-stones
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Mitsuru Sugimoto, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Hitomi Kikuchi, Yuichi Waragai, Mika Takasumi, Takuto Hikichi, Hiromasa Ohira
AIM: To examine the influence of night duty (ND) on endoscopic therapy for biliary duct stones. METHODS: The subjects consisted of 133 patients who received initial endoscopic therapy for biliary duct stones performed by eight endoscopists after they had been on (ND group, n = 34 patients) or not [day duty (DD) group, n = 99 patients]. Patient characteristics (age, gender, history of abdominal surgery, transverse diameter of the largest stone, number of stones), years of experience of the endoscopists, endoscopic procedures [sphincterotomy, papillary balloon dilation (EPBD), papillary large balloon dilation (EPLBD)], and outcomes of initial endoscopy (procedure time; rate of stone removal by the first endoscopist; procedure success rate by the first endoscopist: removal of stones or endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage; rate of final stone removal; final procedure success rate; complications; hospitalization after the procedure) were compared retrospectively between the two groups...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895145/association-between-inflammatory-biomarkers-and-all-cause-cardiovascular-and-cancer-related-mortality
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Archana Singh-Manoux, Martin J Shipley, Joshua A Bell, Marianne Canonico, Alexis Elbaz, Mika Kivimäki
BACKGROUND: The inflammatory biomarker α1-acid glycoprotein (AGP) was found to have the strongest association with 5-year mortality in a recent study of 106 biomarkers. We examined whether AGP is a better biomarker of mortality risk than the more widely used inflammatory biomarkers interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP). METHODS: We analyzed data for 6545 men and women aged 45-69 (mean 55.7) years from the Whitehall II cohort study. We assayed AGP, IL-6 and CRP levels from fasting serum samples collected in 1997-1999...
November 28, 2016: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893547/letters-to-the-editor
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Anita Afzali, Mika N Sinanan, Scott D Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2016: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892411/metabolic-signatures-of-birthweight-in-18%C3%A2-288-adolescents-and-adults
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Peter Würtz, Qin Wang, Marjo Niironen, Tuulia Tynkkynen, Mika Tiainen, Fotios Drenos, Antti J Kangas, Pasi Soininen, Michael R Skilton, Kauko Heikkilä, Anneli Pouta, Mika Kähönen, Terho Lehtimäki, Richard J Rose, Eero Kajantie, Markus Perola, Jaakko Kaprio, Johan G Eriksson, Olli T Raitakari, Debbie A Lawlor, George Davey Smith, Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, Mika Ala-Korpela, Kirsi Auro
BACKGROUND: Lower birthweight is associated with increased susceptibility to cardiometabolic diseases in adulthood, but the underlying molecular pathways are incompletely understood. We examined associations of birthweight with a comprehensive metabolic profile measured in adolescents and adults. METHODS: High-throughput nuclear magnetic resonance metabolomics and biochemical assays were used to quantify 87 circulating metabolic measures in seven cohorts from Finland and the UK, comprising altogether 18 288 individuals (mean age 26 years, range 15-75)...
October 2016: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889519/iron-induced-nitric-oxide-leads-to-an-increase-in-the-expression-of-ferritin-during-the-senescence-of-lotus-japonicus-nodules
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Sirinapa Chungopast, Mallika Duangkhet, Shigeyuki Tajima, Jian Feng Ma, Mika Nomura
Iron is an essential nutrient for legume-rhizobium symbiosis and accumulates abundantly in the nodules. However, the concentration of free iron in the cells is strictly controlled to avoid toxicity. It is known that ferritin accumulates in the cells as an iron storage protein. During nodule senescence, the expression of the ferritin gene, Ljfer1, was induced in Lotus japonicus. We investigated a signal transduction pathway leading to the increase of Ljfer1 in the nodule. The Ljfer1 promoter of L. japonicus contains a conserved Iron-Dependent Regulatory Sequence (IDRS)...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887787/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-and-platelet-derived-growth-factor-pdgf-levels-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-children-with-influenza-associated-encephalopathy
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Shinichiro Morichi, Natsumi Morishita, Mika Takeshita, Yu Ishida, Shingo Oana, Gaku Yamanaka, Yasuyo Kashiwagi, Hisashi Kawashima
INTRODUCTION: To search for an index of neurologic prognosis of children with influenza-associated encephalopathy (IAE), involvement of angiogenesis-related growth factors in the pathology was investigated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The subjects were 11 IAE patients, 6 patients with bacterial meningitis (BM), and 24 patients with non-central nervous system infection as a control group admitted to our hospital. The correlation between the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) levels in cerebrospinal fluid and the relationship with an index of inflammatory marker, interleukin (IL)-6, were investigated...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
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