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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218255/oncology-section-edge-task-force-on-urogenital-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-measures-for-incontinence
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Alicia Jeffrey, Shana E Harrington, Alexandra Hill, Amanda Roscow, Meryl Alappattu
Background: Compared to the general population, women and men with urogenital and colorectal cancer experience higher rates of urinary and fecal incontinence. Although a variety of measures exist to assess these areas, currently, there are no guidelines recommending which outcomes rehabilitation professionals should administer to examine these impairments in those with cancer. Purpose: To identify outcome measures for assessing urinary and fecal incontinence and evaluate their psychometric data and applicability to the cancer population...
July 2017: Rehabilitation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167926/angiopoietin-like-protein-8-in-early-pregnancy-improves-the-prediction-of-gestational-diabetes
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Yun Huang, Xin Chen, Xiaohong Chen, Yu Feng, Heming Guo, Sicheng Li, Ting Dai, Rong Jiang, Xiaoyan Zhang, Chen Fang, Ji Hu
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Screening high-risk individuals for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in early pregnancy conventionally relies on established maternal risk factors; however, the sensitivity and specificity of these factors are not satisfactory. The present study aimed to determine whether the concentration of angiopoietin-like protein 8 (ANGPTL8), either alone or combined with other risk factors in early pregnancy, could be used to predict subsequent GDM. METHODS: From August 2015 to January 2016, 474 women receiving prenatal care at around 12-16 weeks of gestation were recruited into the study...
November 22, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152127/minocycline-treatment-increases-resistance-to-oxidative-stress-and-extends-lifespan-in-drosophila-via-foxo
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Gang Jun Lee, Jin Ju Lim, Seogang Hyun
Minocycline is a semi-synthetic tetracycline derivative antibiotic that has received increasing attention for its non-antibiotic properties, mainly anti-inflammatory, tumor-suppressive, and neuroprotective effects. Drosophila is a widely used genetically tractable model organism for studying organismal aging by virtue of its short lifespan and ease of cultivation. In this study, we examined the effects of minocycline on Drosophila lifespan and its associated traits. Minocycline-supplemented food significantly extended lifespan in both Canton S and w(1118) Drosophila strains...
October 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141060/efficacy-of-low-fluence-nd-yag-1064-nm-laser-for-the-treatment-of-post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation-in-the-axillary-area
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Sahar Ghannam, Fatemah K Al Otabi, Konstantin Frank, Sebastian Cotofana
<p>OBJECTIVE: Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation results in aesthetically unpleasant discoloration of the skin in the affected area. The efficacy of low-fluence Q-switched 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser has so far not been evaluated for the treatment of the axilla. This observational study was designed to evaluate whether the application of the laser treatment can satisfactorily reduce axillary hyperpigmentation. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 17 females (mean age, 34.27 ± 9.24; range, 19-48) were treated in a single center between 2014 and 2016 for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation of the axillary area...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119571/targeted-exome-sequencing-defines-novel-and-rare-variants-in-complex-blood-group-serology-cases-for-a-red-blood-cell-reference-laboratory-setting
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Elizna M Schoeman, Eileen V Roulis, Yew-Wah Liew, Jacqueline R Martin, Tanya Powley, Brett Wilson, Glenda M Millard, Eunike C McGowan, Genghis H Lopez, Helen O'Brien, Jennifer A Condon, Robert L Flower, Catherine A Hyland
BACKGROUND: We previously demonstrated that targeted exome sequencing accurately defined blood group genotypes for reference panel samples characterized by serology and single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping. Here we investigate the application of this approach to resolve problematic serology and SNP-typing cases. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The TruSight One sequencing panel and MiSeq platform was used for sequencing. CLC Genomics Workbench software was used for data analysis of the blood group genes implicated in the serology and SNP-typing problem...
November 8, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114259/identification-of-splicing-quantitative-trait-loci-sqtl-in-drosophila-melanogaster-with-developmental-lead-pb-2-exposure
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Wen Qu, Katherine Gurdziel, Roger Pique-Regi, Douglas M Ruden
Lead (Pb) poisoning has been a major public health issue globally and the recent Flint water crisis has drawn nation-wide attention to its effects. To better understand how lead plays a role as a neurotoxin, we utilized the Drosophila melanogaster model to study the genetic effects of lead exposure during development and identified lead-responsive genes. In our previous studies, we have successfully identified hundreds of lead-responsive expression QTLs (eQTLs) by using RNA-seq analysis on heads collected from the Drosophila Synthetic Population Resource...
2017: Frontiers in Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100984/sexual-dimorphism-in-oxidant-induced-adaptive-homeostasis-in-multiple-wild-type-d-melanogaster-strains
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Laura C D Pomatto, Sarah Wong, John Tower, Kelvin J A Davies
Sexual dimorphism includes the physical and reproductive differences between the sexes, including differences that are conserved across species, ranging from the common fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to humans. Sex-dependent variations in adaptive homeostasis, and adaptive stress responses may offer insight into the underlying mechanisms for male and female survival differences and into differences in chronic disease incidence and severity in humans. Earlier work showed sex-specific differences in adaptive responses to oxidative stressors in hybrid laboratory strains of D...
October 31, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082117/oncology-section-edge-task-force-on-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-patient-reported-measures-for-sexual-dysfunction
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Meryl Alappattu, Shana E Harrington, Alexandra Hill, Amanda Roscow, Alicia Jeffrey
BACKGROUND: Sexual dysfunction is an important and infrequently addressed issue in patients with cancer. PURPOSE: To identify self-report measures for assessing sexual dysfunction and to evaluate their psychometric properties and relevance to patients with cancer. METHODS: Multiple electronic databases (CINAHL, Medline, PsycInfo) were reviewed using specific search terms to locate articles that identify self-report measures assessing sexual dysfunction...
July 2017: Rehabilitation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29076439/influence-of-shift-work-on-manual-dexterity-and-reaction-time-in-tunisian-nurses
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Irtyah Merchaoui, N Chaari, Mohamed Bouhlel, Lamia Bouzgarrou, Jacques Malchaire, Mohamed Akrout
BACKGROUND: Major effects of shift schedule are related to sleep alertness and performance , but also to long term health outcomes. For nurses, these negative effects have consequences not only on the individual, but also on the workplace, as decreased alertness and reduced job performance could endanger human lives. OBJECTIVE: The specific aim of our study is to assess the influence of shift schedule on nurses´ cognitive ability and rapidity of execution. METHOD: Our survey is a cross sectional study which had been conducted for 15 months; it involved a sample of 293 participants representative of 1118 nurses working in two Tunisian university hospitals...
October 26, 2017: Recent Patents on Inflammation & Allergy Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064659/cobalt-ii-magnetic-metal-organic-framework-with-an-effective-kagom%C3%A3-lattice-large-surface-area-and-high-spin-canted-ordering-temperature
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Tao Zhang, Yue-Qiao Hu, Zong-Wen Mo, Pei-Qin Liao, Hiroshi Sakiyama, Tian Han, Xiao-Ming Chen, Yan-Zhen Zheng
To make a porous material with high magnetic ordering temperature is challenging because the low density of the material is adverse to the dense magnetic moment, a prerequisite to high-performance magnets. Herein, we report a hollow magnetic metal-organic framework (MMOF) [Co3(bpdc)3(tpt)0.66] 1 (H2bpdc = 4,4'-biphenyldicarboxylic acid) with a Langmuir surface area of 1118 m(2)/g and spin-canted long-range magnetic ordering up to 22 K. Such a high performance is owing to the unique antiferromagnetic Kagomé lattice made of ferromagnetic Co3 clusters and conjugated 2,4,6-tri(4-pyridinyl)-1,3,5-triazine (tpt) ligands, which is closely coupled with each other via double-interpenetration of the porous networks...
November 8, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045932/modulation-of-sestrin-confers-protection-to-cr-vi-induced-neuronal-cell-death-in-drosophila-melanogaster
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Pallavi Singh, D Kar Chowdhuri
Increased oxidative stress is one of the major causes of hexavalent chromium [Cr(VI)], a heavy metal with diverse applications and environmental presence, induced neuronal adversities in exposed organism including Drosophila. Sestrin (sesn), an oxidative stress responsive gene, emerges as a novel player in the management of oxidative stress response. It is reported to be regulated by Target of rapamycin (TOR) and the former regulates autophagy and plays an important role in the prevention of neurodegeneration...
October 7, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038278/fidaxomicin-and-op-1118-inhibit-c-difficile-toxin-a-and-b-mediated-inflammatory-responses-via-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activity
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Hon Wai Koon, Jiani Wang, Caroline C Mussatto, Christina Ortiz, Elaine C Lee, Diana Hoang-Ngoc Tran, Xinhua Chen, Ciaran P Kelly, Charalabos Pothoulakis
Objective:Clostridium difficile causes diarrhea and colitis by releasing toxin A and toxin B. In the human colon, both toxins cause intestinal inflammation and stimulate TNFα expression via activation of NF-κB. It is well established that the macrolide antibiotic fidaxomicin is associated with reduced relapses of C. difficile infection. We showed that fidaxomicin and its primary metabolite, OP-1118, significantly inhibited toxin A-mediated intestinal inflammation in mice in vivo and toxin A-induced cell rounding in vitro We aim to determine whether fidaxomicin and OP-1118 possess anti-inflammatory effects against toxin A and toxin B in the human colon and examine the mechanism of this response...
October 16, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032401/fine-mapping-of-the-genic-male-sterile-ms-1-gene-in-capsicum-annuum-l
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Kyumi Jeong, Doil Choi, Jundae Lee
The genomic region cosegregating with the genic male-sterile ms 1 gene of Capsicum annuum L. was delimited to a region of 869.9 kb on chromosome 5 through fine mapping analysis. A strong candidate gene, CA05g06780, a homolog of the Arabidopsis MALE STERILITY 1 gene that controls pollen development, was identified in this region. Genic male sterility caused by the ms 1 gene has been used for the economically efficient production of massive hybrid seeds in paprika (Capsicum annuum L.), a colored bell-type sweet pepper...
October 14, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030095/postoperative-rehabilitation-following-thumb-base-surgery-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Robbert M Wouters, Jonathan Tsehaie, Steven E R Hovius, Burcu Dilek, Ruud W Selles
OBJECTIVE: To provide an overview of rehabilitation for patients who underwent CMC-1 arthroplasty, with emphasis on early active mobilization. DATA SOURCES/STUDY SELECTION: PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL and Cochrane were searched for articles written in English that described postoperative regime (including immobilization period/method and/or description of exercises/physical therapy, follow-up ≥six weeks) on CMC-1 arthroplasty. DATA EXTRACTION: The PRISMA statement was used as guidance in this review and methodological quality was assessed using the Effective Public Health Practice Project quality assessment tool...
October 10, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027301/challenges-of-post-authorization-safety-studies-lessons-learned-and-results-of-a-french-study-of-fentanyl-buccal-tablet
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REVIEW
Natalie Gavrielov-Yusim, Ilda Bidollari, Sigal Kaplan, Netta Bartov
PURPOSE: Recruiting and retaining participants in real-world studies that collect primary data are challenging. This article illustrates these challenges using a post-authorization safety study (PASS) to assess adverse events (AEs) experienced with fentanyl buccal tablet (FBT) over 3 months of treatment. METHODS: This was an observational, prospective, multicenter study in France conducted over 1 year. The study employed primary data collection in FBT-treated patients and their treating physicians via a site qualification questionnaire and patient log completed by physicians and a questionnaire and pain diary completed by patients...
October 13, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984188/scapd-a-database-for-human-scaffold-proteins
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Xiaomei Han, Jenny Wang, Jie Wang, Sheng Liu, Jianfei Hu, Heng Zhu, Jiang Qian
BACKGROUND: Scaffold proteins play a critical role in an increasing number of biological signaling processes, including simple tethering mechanism, regulating selectivity in pathways, shaping cellular behaviors. While many databases document the signaling pathways, few databases are devoted to the scaffold proteins that medicate signal transduction. RESULTS: Here, we have developed a user-friendly database, ScaPD, to describe computationally predicted, experimentally validated scaffold proteins and associated signaling pathways...
October 3, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28946871/ntprobnp-in-insulin-resistance-mediated-conditions-overweight-obesity-metabolic-syndrome-and-diabetes-the-population-based-casale-monferrato-study
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Stefano Baldassarre, Salvatore Fragapani, Antonio Panero, Debora Fedele, Silvia Pinach, Manuela Lucchiari, Anna Rita Vitale, Giulio Mengozzi, Gabriella Gruden, Graziella Bruno
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: NTproBNP and BNP levels are reduced in obese subjects, but population-based data comparing the pattern of this relationship in the full spectrum of insulin-resistance mediated conditions, overweight/obesity, metabolic syndrome and diabetes, are limited. METHODS: The study-base were 3244 individuals aged 45-74 years, none of whom had heart failure, 1880 without diabetes and 1364 with diabetes, identified as part of two surveys of the population-based Casale Monferrato Study...
September 25, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938337/pulse-pressure-is-associated-with-plasma-amyloid-%C3%AE-transport-dysfunction
#18
Yu Jiang, Suhang Shang, Pei Li, Chen Chen, Liangjun Dang, Jin Wang, Kang Huo, Meiying Deng, Jingyi Wang, Qiumin Qu
OBJECTIVE: Increased pulse pressure (PP) has been implicated in the development and progression of Alzheimer's disease in middle-aged and elderly adults. Considering the close relationship between peripheral amyloid-β clearance and brain amyloid-β deposition, we investigated the potential association between PP and plasma amyloid-β transport function. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, a total of 1118 participants underwent a health assessment and quantification of plasma amyloid-β and amyloid-β transporter expression...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931037/assessment-of-renal-function-in-routine-care-of-people-living-with-hiv-on-art-in-a-resource-limited-setting-in-urban-zambia
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Andreas Deckert, Florian Neuhann, Christina Klose, Thomas Bruckner, Claudia Beiersmann, John Haloka, Mannie Nsofwa, Greg Banda, Maik Brune, Helmut Reutter, Dietrich Rothenbacher, Martin Zeier
INTRODUCTION: Data on renal impairment in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) remains scarce, determination of renal function is not part of routine assessments. We evaluated renal function and blood pressure in a cohort of people living with HIV (PLWH) on antiretroviral treatment (ART) in the Renal Care Zambia project (ReCaZa). METHODS: Using routine data from an HIV outpatient clinic from 2011-2013, we retrospectively estimated the glomerular filtration rate (eGFR, CKD-Epi formula) of PLWH on ART in Lusaka, Zambia...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926867/diabetes-associated-biobanking-more-topical-than-ever
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Katharina Lydia Kynast, Nadine Volk, Thomas Fleming, Esther Herpel
The increasing prevalence of diabetes and its accompanying long-term complications, as well as the associated economic burden, calls for a rapid clinical translation of biomedical research to better valid the physiological relevance of the findings from basic research. To meet this condition, the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 1118 has established the first nationwide diabetes-specific Biomaterialbank (BMB) that permanently preserves solid and liquid specimen retro- and prospectively at the Institute of Pathology and Department of Endocrinology of the University Hospital Heidelberg...
October 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
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