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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053168/fl-926-16-a-novel-bioavailable-carnosinase-resistant-carnosine-derivative-prevents-onset-and-stops-progression-of-diabetic-nephropathy-in-db-db-mice
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Carla Iacobini, Stefano Menini, Claudia Blasetti Fantauzzi, Carlo M Pesce, Andrea Giaccari, Enrica Salomone, Annunziata Lapolla, Marica Orioli, Giancarlo Aldini, Giuseppe Pugliese
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The advanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) participate in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN) by promoting renal inflammation and injury. L-carnosine acts as a quencher of the AGE precursors reactive carbonyl species (RCS), but it is rapidly inactivated by carnosinase. This study evaluated the effect of FL-926-16, a carnosinase-resistant and bioavailable carnosine derivative, on the onset and progression of DN in db/db mice. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Adult male db/db mice and coeval db/m controls were left untreated or treated with FL-926-16 (30 mg·kg(-1) body weight) from week 6 to 20 (prevention protocol) or from week 20 to 34 (regression protocol)...
October 20, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052964/brief-interactive-psychoeducation-for-caregivers-of-patients-with-early-phase-psychosis-in-yogyakarta-indonesia
#2
Carla R Marchira, Irwan Supriyanto, Subandi Subandi, Mary Jo D Good, Byron J Good
AIM: Brief psychoeducation for families of psychotic patients has been shown to significantly increase family members' knowledge of the disorder. This increase is associated with reductions in relapse and rehospitalization. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of brief psychoeducation about schizophrenia to caregivers of patients in early phases of psychotic disorders in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. METHODS: This study was a prospective, randomized trial with 2 parallel groups...
October 20, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052096/life-paths-of-patients-with-transthyretin-related-familial-amyloid-polyneuropathy-val30met-a-descriptive-study
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Alice Lopes, Alexandra Sousa, Isabel Fonseca, Margarida Branco, Carla Rodrigues, Teresa Coelho, Jorge Sequeiros, Paula Freitas
Transthyretin-related familial amyloid polyneuropathy Val30Met is a fatal progressive disease. It is a rare hereditary amyloidosis, manifesting as a sensorimotor neuropathy and autonomic dysfunction. It begins during adulthood and is a disabling disease, posing a great psychological burden to patients and their families. Our aim was to describe and characterize life events related to the disease and discuss its psychosocial implications. Social and demographic data and a questionnaire on history of family and personal disease, and biographic events, were applied to 209 subjects attending an outpatient specialized clinic...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Community Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051440/cytotoxic-and-inflammatory-potential-of-air-samples-from-occupational-settings-with-exposure-to-organic-dust
#4
Susana Viegas, Liliana Aranha Caetano, Merja Korkalainen, Tiago Faria, Cátia Pacífico, Elisabete Carolino, Anita Quintal Gomes, Carla Viegas
Organic dust and related microbial exposures are the main inducers of several respiratory symptoms. Occupational exposure to organic dust is very common and has been reported in diverse settings. In vitro tests using relevant cell cultures can be very useful for characterizing the toxicity of complex mixtures present in the air of occupational environments such as organic dust. In this study, the cell viability and the inflammatory response, as measured by the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα) and interleukin-1 β (IL-1β), were determined in human macrophages derived from THP-1 monocytic cells...
March 1, 2017: Toxics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051034/pre-operative-and-post-operative-changes-in-crp-and-other-biomarkers-sensitive-to-inflammatory-status-in-patients-with-severe-obesity-undergoing-laparoscopic-sleeve-gastrectomy
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Edward W Randell, Laurie K Twells, Deborah M Gregory, Kendra K Lester, Noriko Daneshtalab, Carla Dillon, David Pace, Chris Smith, Darrell Boone
INTRODUCTION: C-reactive protein (CRP) is often elevated in patients living with severe obesity (BMI≥35kg/m(2)). However, there is limited information on how CRP, and other inflammation responsive biomarkers, change in response to weight loss following laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). We studied how CRP, ferritin and albumin change following LSG surgery in relation to obesity, metabolic syndrome (MetS) ATPIII risk components and diabetes mellitus (DM). METHODS: Laboratory parameters (including CRP) were examined in 197 patients prior to LSG, and at 6, 12, 18 and 24months...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050773/detection-of-mycobacterial-infection-in-non-human-primates-using-the-xpert-mtb-rif-molecular-assay
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Duanne Alves da Silva, Amanda M Rêgo, Nicole V Ferreira, Manoela A S de Andrade, Aline R Campelo, Paulo César S Caldas, Márcia Aparecida S Pereira, Paulo Redner, Lucindo C de Pina, Felipe C Resende, Thalita A Pissinatti, Claudia A A Lopes, Tatiana Kugelmeier, Javier A S Perea, Igo V de Souza, Fábio A da Silva, Carla F Campos, Fátima C O Fandinho Montes, L Caetano M Antunes
Tuberculosis is a major public health concern, and diagnostic strategies applied to animal populations are scarce. As part of ongoing efforts to control tuberculosis dissemination at our animal facility, two non-human primates (NHP, Saimiri sciureus) presenting cutaneous lesions were examined for mycobacterial infection. Both animals tested positive for acid-fast bacilli and Mycobacterium tuberculosis using a molecular assay (IS6110 PCR). Animals were euthanized and several samples were tested for M. tuberculosis using the Xpert MTB/RIF assay...
December 2017: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050715/the-effect-of-two-attending-surgeons-on-patients-with-large-curve-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-undergoing-posterior-spinal-fusion
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Liam Bosch, Carla Boan, Miranda Falk, Greg R White, M Wade Shrader
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective, chart review. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study is to investigate the impact of using two surgeons for posterior spinal fusion (PSF) in patients with AIS with large-magnitude curves (greater than 70°). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Previous studies have shown that intraoperative risk factors can be reduced by having two surgeons operate simultaneously. METHODS: A retrospective chart review identified 47 patients between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2014, who underwent a posterior spinal fusion (PSF) with AIS with large-magnitude curves (greater than 70°)...
November 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050014/a-real-life-analysis-of-reproductive-outcome-after-fertility-preservation-in-female-cancer-patients
#8
Sofie Hulsbosch, Martin Koskas, Carla Tomassetti, Petra De Sutter, Hans Wildiers, Patrick Neven, Thomas D'Hooghe, Frederic Amant
BACKGROUND: Fertility preservation before or during cancer treatment in young women has become an important health issue because of delayed motherhood and improved survival rates. This study evaluates the necessity and the efficacy of fertility preservation, with a focus on actual pregnancy wish and outcome after fertility preservation and cancer treatment. PATIENTS AND METHODS: All consecutive patients who received fertility preservation in 2 university referral centers before or during cancer treatment were included...
October 20, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049303/a-mediterranean-diet-with-additional-extra-virgin-olive-oil-and-pistachios-reduces-the-incidence-of-gestational-diabetes-mellitus-gdm-a-randomized-controlled-trial-the-st-carlos-gdm-prevention-study
#9
Carla Assaf-Balut, Nuria García de la Torre, Alejandra Durán, Manuel Fuentes, Elena Bordiú, Laura Del Valle, Cristina Familiar, Ana Ortolá, Inés Jiménez, Miguel A Herraiz, Nuria Izquierdo, Noelia Perez, María J Torrejon, María I Ortega, Francisco J Illana, Isabelle Runkle, Maria P de Miguel, Carmen Montañez, Ana Barabash, Martín Cuesta, Miguel A Rubio, Alfonso L Calle-Pascual
BACKGROUND: Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) prevalence is increasing and becoming a major public health concern. Whether a Mediterranean diet can help prevent GDM in unselected pregnant women has yet to be studied. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, randomized controlled trial to evaluate the incidence of GDM with two different dietary models. All consecutive normoglycemic (<92 mg/dL) pregnant women at 8-12 gestational weeks (GW) were assigned to Intervention Group (IG, n = 500): MedDiet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and pistachios; or Control Group (CG, n = 500): standard diet with limited fat intake...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049273/tdap-vaccination-coverage-during-pregnancy-selected-sites-united-states-2006-2015
#10
Stephen Kerr, Carla M Van Bennekom, Jennifer L Liang, Allen A Mitchell
Tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine is recommended during the third trimester of each pregnancy to provide protection to newborns, who are at risk for pertussis-related morbidity and mortality (1). As part of its case-control surveillance study of medications and birth defects, the Birth Defects Study of the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University (the Birth Defects Study) has recorded data on vaccinations received during pregnancy since 2006. Among 5,606 mothers of infants without structural birth defects in this population (control group), <1% had received Tdap vaccine before 2009...
October 20, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049078/hearts-and-minds-real-life-cardiotoxicity-with-clozapine-in-psychosis
#11
George Joy, Eromona Whiskey, Mark Bolstridge, Alejandro Porras-Segovia, Theresa A McDonagh, Carla M Plymen, Sukhi S Shergill
BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia has a 1% prevalence in the population; 30% of these patients are treatment refractory. Clozapine is the only drug licensed to treat treatment refractory psychosis, but concerns about potential adverse effects result in only a proportion of eligible patients being treated. Although a well-documented neutropenia risk is mitigated by routine blood testing, cardiac toxicity is a commonly cited reason to discontinue clozapine treatment. However, there is little data on the real-life cardiac outcomes in those receiving clozapine treatment...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048889/lipoyl-homotaurine-derivative-adm_12-reverts-oxaliplatin-induced-neuropathy-and-reduces-cancer-cells-malignancy-by-inhibiting-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-caix
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Marco Fragai, Giuseppina Comito, Lorenzo Di Cesare Mannelli, Roberta Gualdani, Vito Calderone, Alexandra Louka, Barbara Richichi, Oscar Francesconi, Andrea Angeli, Alessio Nocentini, Paola Gratteri, Paola Chiarugi, Carla Ghelardini, Francesco Tadini-Buoninsegni, Claudiu T Supuran, Cristina Nativi
Oxaliplatin (OXA) is a valuable and largely used cancer drug, which induces a serious and intractable neuropathy. The lipoyl-homotaurine derivative, ADM_12, reverts in vivo OXA-induced neuropathy and it is an effective antagonist of the nociceptive sensor channel TRPA1. Unprecedentedly, this safe analgesic showed a synergy with OXA in vitro and proved to inhibit CA IX, a relevant therapeutic target, clearly interfering with pancreatic cancer cells aggressiveness.
October 19, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048312/adhd-symptoms-and-peer-problems-mediation-of-executive-function-and-theory-of-mind
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Carmen Berenguer Forner, Belén Roselló Miranda, Inmaculada Baixauli Fortea, Rosa García Castellar, Carla Colomer Diago, Ana Miranda Casas
BACKGROUND: The social maladjustment suffered by many children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is maintained over time, increasing the risk of subsequent adverse outcomes. The objectives of the study were to explore the mechanisms that operate between ADHD symptoms and social problems with peers, considering the mediation of FE and ToM. METHOD: 35 children with ADHD and 37 with typical development matched in age and IQ were compared. Parents assessed ToM skills and relationships with peers, and teachers provided EF ratings...
November 2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047048/correction-to-omeprazole-absorption-and-fasting-gastrinemia-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#14
Renata V A Collares-Pelizaro, José S Santos, Carla B Nonino, Larissa Alves Dos Reis Dias, Cristiane M Gaitani, Wilson Salgado
Larissa Alves dos Reis Dias wasmistakenly included in the 13 acknowledgment section of this article, and was mistakenly.
October 18, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046927/fdg-pet-ct-radiomics-for-predicting-the-outcome-of-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer
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Pierre Lovinfosse, Marc Polus, Daniel Van Daele, Philippe Martinive, Frédéric Daenen, Mathieu Hatt, Dimitris Visvikis, Benjamin Koopmansch, Frédéric Lambert, Carla Coimbra, Laurence Seidel, Adelin Albert, Philippe Delvenne, Roland Hustinx
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the prognostic value of baseline (18)F-FDG PET/CT textural analysis in locally-advanced rectal cancer (LARC). METHODS: Eighty-six patients with LARC underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT before treatment. Maximum and mean standard uptake values (SUVmax and SUVmean), metabolic tumoral volume (MTV), total lesion glycolysis (TLG), histogram-intensity features, as well as 11 local and regional textural features, were evaluated...
October 18, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046868/inactive-trans-sialidase-expression-in-its-null-trypanosoma-cruzi-generates-virulent-trypomastigotes
#16
Carla A Pascuale, Juan M Burgos, Miriam Postan, Andrés B Lantos, Adriano Bertelli, Oscar Campetella, M Susana Leguizamón
Disclosing virulence factors from pathogens is required to better understand the pathogenic mechanisms involved in their interaction with the host. In the case of Trypanosoma cruzi several molecules are associated with virulence. Among them, the trans-sialidase (TS) has arisen as one of particular relevance due to its effect on the immune system and involvement in the interaction/invasion of the host cells. The presence of conserved genes encoding for an inactive TS (iTS) isoform is puzzlingly restricted to the genome of parasites from the Discrete Typing Units TcII, TcV, and TcVI, which include highly virulent strains...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046640/antiparkinsonian-efficacy-of-guanosine-in-rodent-models-of-movement-disorder
#17
Caio M Massari, Marc López-Cano, Fabiana Núñez, Víctor Fernández-Dueñas, Carla I Tasca, Francisco Ciruela
Guanosine (GUO) is a guanine-based purine nucleoside with important trophic functions and promising neuroprotective properties. Although the neuroprotective effects of GUO have been corroborated in cellular models of Parkinson's disease (PD), its efficacy as an antiparkinsonian agent has not been fully explored in PD animal models. Accordingly, we evaluated the effectiveness of GUO in reversing motor impairments in several rodent movement disorder models, including catalepsy, tremor, and hemiparkinsonism. Our results showed that orally administered GUO antagonized reserpine-mediated catalepsy, reduced reserpine-induced tremulous jaw movements, and potentiated the number of contralateral rotations induced by L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine in unilaterally 6-hydroxidopamine-lesioned rats...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046194/the-role-of-intravenous-access-during-oral-food-challenges-in-food-protein-induced-enterocolitis-syndrome
#18
Laura E Pena, Danielle Guffey, Charles G Minard, Sara Anvari, Carla M Davis
BACKGROUND: Food protein-induced enterocolitis syndrome (FPIES) is a non-immunoglobulin E mediated food hypersensitivity syndrome characterized by profuse vomiting and diarrhea, which leads to lethargy, dehydration, and hypotension. Given the potential severity of reactions, resolution of FPIES is confirmed via oral food challenge (OFC) during which intravenous (IV) access is recommended to facilitate IV fluids (IVF) and steroid therapy. Risk factors for IV treatment are not well characterized...
November 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045741/respiratory-syncytial-virus-genotypes-host-immune-profiles-and-disease-severity-in-young-children-hospitalized-with-bronchiolitis
#19
Rosa Rodriguez-Fernandez, Lorena I Tapia, Chin-Fen Yang, Juan Pablo Torres, Susana Chavez-Bueno, Carla Garcia, Lisa M Jaramillo, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Hasan S Jafri, Mark E Peeples, Pedro A Piedra, Octavio Ramilo, Asuncion Mejias
Background: Data on how RSV genotypes influence disease severity and host immune responses is limited. We characterized the genetic variability of RSV during five seasons, and evaluated the role of RSV subtypes, genotypes and viral loads on disease severity and host transcriptional profiles. Methods: Prospective, observational study including a convenience sample of healthy infants hospitalized with RSV bronchiolitis. Nasopharyngeal samples for viral load quantitation, typing and genotyping, and blood samples for transcriptome analyses were obtained within 24h of hospitalization...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045492/multitasking-in-older-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-a-cross-sectional-analysis
#20
Jason L Rucker, Joan M McDowd, Jonathan D Mahnken, Jeffrey M Burns, Carla H Sabus, Amanda J Britton-Carpenter, Nora B Utech, Patricia M Kluding
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Deficits in the ability to multitask contribute to gait abnormalities and falls in many at-risk populations. However, it is unclear whether older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) also demonstrate impairments in multitasking. The purpose of this study was to compare multitasking performance in cognitively intact older adults with and without DM and explore its relationship to measures of gait and functional ability. METHODS: We performed a cross-sectional analysis of 40 individuals aged 60 and older with type 2 DM and a matched group of 40 cognitively intact older adults without DM...
2017: PloS One
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