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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240723/identi%C3%AF-cation-of-key-genes-and-pathways-in-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma-using-bioinformatics-analysis
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Huayong Zhang, Jianmin Liu, Xiaoyan Fu, Ankui Yang
BACKGROUND Tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) is a major type of oral cancers and has remained an intractable cancer over the past decades. The aim of this study was to identify differentially expressed genes (DEGs) during TSCC and reveal their potential mechanisms. MATERIAL AND METHODS The gene expression profiles of GSE13601 were downloaded from the GEO database. The GSE13601 dataset contains 57 samples, including 31 tongue SCC samples and 26 matched normal mucosa samples. Gene ontology (GO) and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes pathway (KEGG) enrichment analyses were performed; Cytoscape software was used for the protein-protein interaction (PPI) network and module analysis of the DEGs...
December 14, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236049/effect-of-monthly-high-dose-long-term-vitamin-d-on-lung-function-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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John D Sluyter, Carlos A Camargo, Debbie Waayer, Carlene M M Lawes, Les Toop, Kay-Tee Khaw, Robert Scragg
Although observational studies suggest positive vitamin D-lung function associations, randomized trials are inconsistent. We examined effects of vitamin D supplementation on lung function. We recruited 442 adults (50-84 years, 58% male) into a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial. Participants received, for 1.1 years (median; range = 0.9-1.5 years), either (1) vitamin D₃ 200,000 IU, followed by monthly 100,000 IU doses (n = 226); or (2) placebo monthly (n = 216). At baseline and follow-up, spirometry yielded forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1; primary outcome)...
December 13, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234939/the-role-of-preoperative-high-resolution-manometry-in-predicting-dysphagia-after-laparoscopic-nissen-fundoplication
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Sonam Kapadia, Turner Osler, Allen Lee, Edward Borrazzo
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic fundoplication is an accepted surgical management of refractory gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD). The use of high resolution esophageal manometry (HRM) in preoperative evaluation is often applied to determine the degree of fundoplication to optimize reflux control while minimizing adverse sequela of postoperative dysphagia. OBJECTIVE: Assess the role of preoperative HRM in predicting surgical outcomes, specifically risk assessment of postoperative dysphagia and quality of life, among patients receiving laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication for GERD with immediate postoperative (< 4 weeks clinic), short-term (3-month clinic), and long-term (34 ± 10...
December 12, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232128/mechanisms-underlying-the-formation-of-complexes-between-maize-starch-and-lipids
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Chen Chao, Jinglin Yu, Shuo Wang, Les Copeland, Shujun Wang
This study aimed to reveal the mechanism of formation of complexes between native maize starch (NMS) and different types of lipids, namely palmitic acid (PA), monopalmitate glycerol (MPG), dipalmitate glycerol (DPG) and tripalmitate glycerol (TPG). The complexing index followed the order of MPG (96.3%) > PA (41.8%) > TPG (8.3%) > DPG (1.1%), indicating that MPG formed more complexes with NMS than PA, and that few complexes were formed between NMS and DPG and TPG. The NMS-PA complex presented higher thermal transition temperatures and lower enthalpy change than the NMS-MPG complex, indicating that although MPG formed more starch complexes, they had less stable crystalline structures than the complex between NMS and PA...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230939/normative-values-and-factors-affecting-water-perfused-esophageal-high-resolution-impedance-manometry-for-a-chinese-population
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P-H Tseng, R K M Wong, J-F Wu, C-C Chen, C-H Tu, Y-C Lee, H-C Lee, H-P Wang, M-S Wu
BACKGROUND: Combined esophageal high-resolution impedance manometry (HRIM) measures multiple pressures and bolus transit simultaneously, facilitating detailed assessment of esophageal motility. Currently, normative values for water-perfused HRIM systems for Chinese populations are lacking. METHODS: Healthy volunteers were enrolled for comprehensive anthropometric measures, blood biochemistry tests, and an HRIM study using 22 water-perfused pressure sensors and 12 impedance channels...
December 12, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230275/the-efficacy-of-a-haptic-enhanced-virtual-reality-system-for-precision-grasp-acquisition-in-stroke-rehabilitation
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Shih-Ching Yeh, Si-Huei Lee, Rai-Chi Chan, Yi Wu, Li-Rong Zheng, Sheryl Flynn
Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability, and virtual reality- (VR-) based stroke rehabilitation is effective in increasing motivation and the functional performance. Although much of the functional reach and grasp capabilities of the upper extremities were regained, the pinch movement remains impaired following stroke. In this study, we developed a haptic-enhanced VR system to simulate haptic pinch tasks to assist the recovery of upper-extremity fine motor function. We recruited 16 adults with stroke to verify the efficacy of this new VR system...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228980/lipoxin-a4-reverses-mesenchymal-phenotypes-to-attenuate-invasion-and-metastasis-via-the-inhibition-of-autocrine-tgf-%C3%AE-1-signaling-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Liang Zong, Ke Chen, Zhengdong Jiang, Xin Chen, Liankang Sun, Jiguang Ma, Cancan Zhou, Qinhong Xu, Wanxing Duan, Liang Han, Jianjun Lei, Xuqi Li, Qingyong Ma, Zheng Wang
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is a lethal disease in part because of its potential for aggressive invasion and metastasis. Lipoxin A4 (LXA4) is one of the metabolites that is derived from arachidonic acid and that is catalyzed by 15-lipoxygenase (15-LOX), and it has recently been reported to exhibit anti-cancer effects. However, the role of LXA4 in pancreatic cancer remains to be elucidated. METHODS: Pancreatic cell lines were treated with vehicle or LXA4, and the invasive capacity was then assessed by Transwell assays...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227586/identification-of-potential-crucial-genes-associated-with-carcinogenesis-of-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Erlin Song, Wenting Song, Minghua Ren, Li Xing, Wenjun Ni, Yongxiang Li, Mancheng Gong, Mingbo Zhao, Xin Ma, Xu Zhang, Ruihua An
Clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) is a common genitourinary malignancy with high mortality. However, the molecular pathogenesis of ccRCC remains unclear and effective biomarkers for daily practice are still limited. Thus, we aimed to identify the potential crucial genes and pathways associated with carcinogenesis of ccRCC and further analyze the molecular mechanisms implicated in tumorigenesis. In the present study, expression profiles GSE 66270, GSE 53757, GSE 36895 and GSE 76351 were downloaded from GEO database, including 244 matched primary and adjacent normal tissues, furthermore, the level 3 RNAseq dataset (RNAseqV2 RSEM) of KIRC was also downloaded from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA), which consist of 529 ccRCC tumors and 72 normal tissues...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209212/identification-of-antibody-and-small-molecule-antagonists-of-ferroportin-hepcidin-interaction
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Sandra L Ross, Kaustav Biswas, James Rottman, Jennifer R Allen, Jason Long, Les P Miranda, Aaron Winters, Tara L Arvedson
The iron exporter ferroportin and its ligand, the hormone hepcidin, control fluxes of stored and recycled iron for use in a variety of essential biochemical processes. Inflammatory disorders and malignancies are often associated with high hepcidin levels, leading to ferroportin down-regulation, iron sequestration in tissue macrophages and subsequent anemia. The objective of this research was to develop reagents to characterize the expression of ferroportin, the interaction between ferroportin and hepcidin, as well as to identify novel ferroportin antagonists capable of maintaining iron export in the presence of hepcidin...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206813/a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-cross-over-study-using-baclofen-in-the-treatment-of-rumination-syndrome
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Ans Pauwels, Charlotte Broers, Brecht Van Houtte, Nathalie Rommel, Tim Vanuytsel, Jan Tack
OBJECTIVES: Both rumination syndrome and supra-gastric belching (SGB) have limited treatment options. We demonstrated (open-label) that baclofen reduces pressure flow events in these patients. We aimed to study the effect of baclofen in a placebo-controlled, double-blind, cross-over study in patients with clinically suspected rumination and/or SGB. METHODS: Twenty tertiary-care patients (mean age 42 years (range 18-61), 13f) with clinically suspected rumination and/or SGB were randomized to receive baclofen (10 mg, t...
December 5, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203918/the-beef-with-sustainability
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Les G Firbank
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 4, 2017: Nature Ecology & Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201930/a-case-of-sub-diaphragmatic-abscess-after-injection-of-botulinum-toxin-to-treat-achalasia
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Constantine Fisher, Frances Puello, Samson Ferm, Moshe Rubin, H Alan Schnall
Achalasia is a disorder of the esophagus characterized by decreased lower esophageal sphincter (LES) relaxation and absence of esophageal peristalsis. Botulinum toxin (BT) injection targeting the LES has been used in the treatment of achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders, and it is considered to be safe and effective for short-term symptomatic relief. Serious adverse events of this procedure are rare. We report the case of an 83-year-old woman treated with BT injection for achalasia who subsequently developed a subdiaphragmatic abscess...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198740/early-transmissible-ampicillin-resistance-in-zoonotic-salmonella-enterica-serotype-typhimurium-in-the-late-1950s-a-retrospective-whole-genome-sequencing-study
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Alicia Tran-Dien, Simon Le Hello, Christiane Bouchier, François-Xavier Weill
BACKGROUND: Ampicillin, the first semi-synthetic penicillin active against Enterobacteriaceae, was released onto the market in 1961. The first outbreaks of disease caused by ampicillin-resistant strains of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhimurium were identified in the UK in 1962 and 1964. We aimed to date the emergence of this resistance in historical isolates of S enterica serotype Typhimurium. METHODS: In this retrospective, whole-genome sequencing study, we analysed 288 S enterica serotype Typhimurium isolates collected between 1911 and 1969 from 31 countries on four continents and from various sources including human beings, animals, feed, and food...
November 29, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197492/n%C3%A2-281-classification-des-c%C3%A3-sariennes-au-canada-les-crit%C3%A3-res-modifi%C3%A3-s-de-robson
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Dan Farine, Debra Shepherd
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194495/reply-clinical-trial-registry-alone-is-not-adequate-on-the-perception-of-possible-endpoint-switching-and-p-hacking
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Ali Abbara, Sophie Clarke, Rumana Islam, Julia K Prague, Alexander Comninos, Shakunthala Narayanaswamy, Deborah A Papadopoulou, Rachel E Roberts, Chioma N Izzi-Engbeaya, Risheka Ratnasabapathy, Alexander Nesbitt, Sunitha Vimalesvaran, Rehan Salim, Stuart A Lavery, Stephen R Bloom, Les Huson, Geoffrey H Trew, Waljit S Dhillo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 29, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191800/implementation-intention-and-reminder-effects-on-behavior-change-in-a-mobile-health-system-a-predictive-cognitive-model
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Peter Pirolli, Shiwali Mohan, Anusha Venkatakrishnan, Les Nelson, Michael Silva, Aaron Springer
BACKGROUND: Implementation intentions are mental representations of simple plans to translate goal intentions into behavior under specific conditions. Studies show implementation intentions can produce moderate to large improvements in behavioral goal achievement. Human associative memory mechanisms have been implicated in the processes by which implementation intentions produce effects. On the basis of the adaptive control of thought-rational (ACT-R) theory of cognition, we hypothesized that the strength of implementation intention effect could be manipulated in predictable ways using reminders delivered by a mobile health (mHealth) app...
November 30, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191374/-involuntary-psychiatric-care-for-inmates-in-france-only-for-dangerous-patients
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T Fovet, M Bertrand, M Horn, W Si Mohammed, D Dandelot, M-C Dalle, P Thomas, A Amad
The unités hospitalières spécialement aménagées (UHSA) are full-time inpatient psychiatric units for inmates in France. Their creation has been associated with several advances in access to psychiatric care for inmates in recent years. However, there is still only one means of involuntary hospitalization for prisoners in France: care by decision of a representative of the state (les soins sur décision d'un représentant de l'état [SDRE]). Interestingly, for SDRE to be recognized as legal by the French judge, the patient must be "a danger to himself or to the others"...
November 27, 2017: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184637/preliminary-study-of-a-novel-dental-hand-instrument-for-restorative-procedures
#18
Les Kalman, Allen Xian
Background. There is no clear consensus on operative hand instrumentation. In general, there is one hand instrument that completes one task. Consequently, numerous instruments are required for the placement, shaping and carving of a restoration. This reduces clinical efficiency, increases cost and may generate frustration. Methods. A novel dental hand instrument has been developed. The instrument (GTI) can complete several tasks. The instrument was assessed in a laboratory setting with amalgam, composite and glass-ionomer restorations on dentoform teeth...
2017: Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180266/heart-kidney-and-fgf23-les-liaisons-dangereuses
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Giuseppe Vergaro, Alberto Aimo, Claudio Passino, Michele Emdin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 22, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179292/bringing-value-based-perspectives-to-care-including-patient-and-family-members-in-decision-making-processes
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Graeme Kohler, Tara Sampalli, Ashley Ryer, Judy Porter, Les Wood, Lisa Bedford, Irene Higgins-Bowser, Lynn Edwards, Erin Christian, Susan Dunn, Rick Gibson, Shannon Ryan Carson, Michael Vallis, Joanna Zed, Barna Tugwell, Colin Van Zoost, Carolyn Canfield, Eleanor Rivoire
BACKGROUND: Recent evidence shows that patient engagement is an important strategy in achieving a high performing healthcare system. While there is considerable evidence of implementation initiatives in direct care context, there is limited investigation of implementation initiatives in decision-making context as it relates to program planning, service delivery and developing policies. Research has also shown a gap in consistent application of system-level strategies that can effectively translate organizational policies around patient and family engagement into practice...
March 6, 2017: International Journal of Health Policy and Management
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