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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334697/sepsis-induced-activation-of-endogenous-glp-1-system-is-enhanced-in-type-2-diabetes
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Sivan H Perl, Olga Bloch, Dana Zelnic-Yuval, Itamar Love, Lior Mendel-Cohen, Hadar Flor, Micha J Rapoport
BACKGROUND: High levels of circulating GLP-1 are associated with severity of sepsis in critically ill non-diabetic patients. Whether type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients display different activation of the endogenous GLP-1 system during sepsis and whether it is affected by diabetes related metabolic parameters is not known. METHODS: Serum levels of GLP-1 (total and active forms) and its inhibitor enzyme sDPP-4 were determined by ELISA on admission and after 2-4 days in 37 sepsis patients with (n=13) and without T2D (n=24) and compared to normal healthy controls (n=25)...
January 15, 2018: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333788/enhancement-of-standard-ecgs-by-a-new-method-for-multi-cycle-superimposition-and-summation
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Aharon Frimerman, Simcha Meisel, Avraham Shotan, David S Blondheim
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of the electrocardiogram (ECG) in 1902, the fundamentals of ECG data acquisition, display, and interpretation in the clinical arena have not changed much. OBJECTIVES: To present a new method to enhance and improve acquisition, analysis, and display of the standard ECG. METHODS: We performed ECG enhancement by superimposition and summation of multiple standard ECG cycles of each lead, by temporal alignment to peak R wave and voltage alignment to an improved baseline, at the T-P segment...
January 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332601/quantitative-structure-activity-relationship-study-of-betulinic-acid-derivatives-against-hiv-using-smiles-based-descriptors
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Apilak Worachartcheewan, Alla P Toropova, Andrey A Toropov, Suphakit Siriwong, Jatupat Prapojanasomboon, Virapong Prachayasittikul, Chanin Nanatasenamat
BACKGROUND: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the causative agent of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) that imposes a global health burden. Therefore, HIV therapeutic agents have been discovery and development. OBJECTIVE: To construct quantitative-structure activity relationship (QSAR) models of betulinic acid derivatives with anti-HIV activity using simplified molecular-input line-entry system (SMILES)-based descriptors Methods: A data set of 107 betulinic acid derivatives and their anti-HIV activity was used to develop QSAR models...
January 11, 2018: Current Computer-aided Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332446/lung-cancer-complicated-with-asymptomatic-pulmonary-embolism-clinical-analysis-of-84-patients
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Guangsheng Li, Yuechuan Li, Shuping Ma
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary embolism is potentially life-threatening in patients with lung cancer, but the clinical studies on patients with lung cancer having asymptomatic pulmonary embolism were barely reported. METHODS: Clinical data of patients with lung cancer were obtained from the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine of Tianjin Chest Hospital during July 2012 and June 2015 and were reviewed retrospectively. A total of 28 patients with lung cancer having pulmonary embolism (LP group) were enrolled, and another 56 cases with lung cancer alone (LC group) were enrolled as controls...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332422/unexpected-management-behaviors-in-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes-using-sensor-augmented-pump-therapy
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Mary Binsu Abraham, Kristine Heels, Jennifer A Nicholas, Carol Cole, Rebecca Gebert, Julie Klimek, Tracey Jopling, Geoffrey Ambler, Fergus Cameron, Elizabeth Davis, Timothy W Jones
BACKGROUND: Continuous glucose monitoring can improve glycemic outcomes in individuals with type 1 diabetes. However, the constant exposure to real-time glucose levels can sometimes lead the individual to make some risky choices to address the glycemic excursions. Hence, the purpose of this study was to explore the aberrant management behaviors of youth with type 1 diabetes on sensor-augmented pump therapy (SAPT). METHODS: Participants in a clinical trial using SAPT on Medtronic MiniMed™ 640G pump who experienced deteriorating glycemic control or unexplained hypoglycemia were identified by the health care professional...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332006/global-evidence-on-the-effect-of-point-of-sale-display-bans-on-smoking-prevalence
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Yanyun He, Ce Shang, Jidong Huang, Kai-Wen Cheng, Frank J Chaloupka
BACKGROUND: Since Iceland became the first country to impose a ban on point-of-sale (POS) tobacco product displays in 2001, 20 countries have implemented POS display bans as of 2016. This study examined the effect that POS display bans have on smoking prevalence. METHODS: Data were sourced from Euromonitor International and the WHO MPOWER package for 2007-2014 from 77 countries worldwide. generalised linear models with country and year fixed effects were estimated to analyse the effect of POS display bans on smoking prevalence...
January 13, 2018: Tobacco Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331849/sociodemographic-lifestyle-and-health-determinants-of-suicidal-behaviour-in-malaysia
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Yong Kang Cheah, Mohd Azahadi, Siew Nooi Phang, Noor Hazilah Abd Manaf
Suicide has become a serious matter in both developed and developing countries. The objective of the present study is to examine the factors affecting suicidal behaviour among adults in Malaysia. A nationally representative data which consists of 10,141 respondents is used for analysis. A trivariate probit model is utilised to identify the probability of having suicide ideation, suicide plan and suicide attempt. Results of the regression analysis show that to ensure unbiased estimates, a trivariate probit model should be used instead of three separate probit models...
January 5, 2018: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331608/allosteric-effects-in-bacteriophage-hk97-procapsids-revealed-directly-from-covariance-analysis-of-cryo-em-data
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Nan Xu, David Veesler, Peter C Doerschuk, John E Johnson
The information content of cryo EM data sets exceeds that of the electron scattering potential (cryo EM) density initially derived for structure determination. Previously we demonstrated the power of data variance analysis for characterizing regions of cryo EM density that displayed functionally important variance anomalies associated with maturation cleavage events in Nudaurelia Omega Capensis Virus and the presence or absence of a maturation protease in bacteriophage HK97 procapsids. Here we extend the analysis in two ways...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331532/high-fat-diet-mediates-anxiolytic-like-behaviors-in-a-time-dependent-manner-through-the-regulation-of-sirt1-in-the-brain
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Liu Xu, Shuang Xu, Lifang Lin, Xi Gu, Congcong Fu, Yingying Fang, Xiaowen Li, Xuemin Wang
The consumption of a high-fat diet (HFD) and obesity have been associated not only with metabolic diseases but also with neuropsychiatric diseases, such as depression and anxiety. However, results on the effects of an HFD on anxiety are controversial, since both anxiogenic and anxiolytic effects have been reported. In this study, we evaluated the effects of both short- and long-term intake of an HFD on anxiety-like behaviors. To explore the impact of time on the association between an HFD and anxiety, mice were fed with an HFD for 4 weeks or 12 weeks...
January 10, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331468/symposium-review-the-influences-of-heat-stress-on-bovine-mammary-gland-function
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S Tao, R M Orellana, X Weng, T N Marins, G E Dahl, J K Bernard
Heat stress reduces cow milk yield and results in a significant economic loss for the dairy industry. During lactation, heat stress lowers milk production by 25 to 40% with half of the decrease in milk synthesis resulting from the reduced feed intake. In vitro studies indicate that primary bovine mammary epithelial cells display greater rates of programmed cell death when exposed to high ambient temperatures, which may lead to a decrease in the total number of mammary epithelial cells in the mammary gland, partially explaining the lower milk production of lactating cows under heat stress...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331340/hsp72-protects-from-liver-injury-via-attenuation-of-hepatocellular-death-oxidative-stress-and-jnk-signaling
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Kateryna Levada, Nurdan Guldiken, Xiaoji Zhang, Giovanna Vella, Fa-Rong Mo, Laura P James, Johannes Haybaeck, Sonja M Kessler, Alexandra K Kiemer, Thomas Ott, Daniel Hartmann, Norbert Hüser, Marianne Ziol, Christian Trautwein, Pavel Strnad
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Heat shock protein (Hsp) 72 is a molecular chaperone that is upregulated in response to stress and possesses broad cytoprotective functions. To determine its hepatic function, we studied its expression in human liver disorders and its biological significance in newly generated transgenic animals. AIM AND METHODS: Double transgenic mice overexpressing Hsp72 (gene HSPA1A) under the control of a tissue-specific tetracycline-inducible system (Hsp72-LAP mice) were produced...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331281/-do-online-ratings-reflect-structural-differences-in-healthcare-the-example-of-german-physician-rating-websites
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Nina Meszmer, Lena Jaegers, Oliver Schöffski, Martin Emmert
BACKGROUND: Previous surveys have shown that patient satisfaction varies with the regional supply of physicians. Online ratings on physician-rating websites represent a relatively new instrument to display patient satisfaction results. The aim of this study was (1) to assess the current state of online ratings for two medical disciplines (dermatologists and ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists), and (2) to analyze online derived patient satisfaction results according to the physician density in Germany...
January 10, 2018: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331033/the-efficacy-and-safety-comparison-of-surgical-treatments-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-a-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Pan Song, Yibo Wen, Chuiguo Huang, Wancong Wang, Naijun Yuan, Yinliang Lu, Qingwei Wang, Tao Zhang, Jianguo Wen
AIMS: Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a common problem worldwide. Mainstream surgical procedures include tension-free vaginal tape (TVT), transobturator tape (TOT), tension-free vaginal tape-obturator (TVT-O), tension-free vaginal tape SECUR (TVT-S), and adjustable single-incision sling (Ajust). The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and safety of these surgical procedures and assess which surgery is most optimal for SUI by adopting a network meta-analysis (NMA). METHODS: Electronic databases including PubMed, Cochrance Library, and Embase database were researched systematically, until March 21, 2017...
January 13, 2018: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330949/functional-morphology-of-mimetic-musculature-in-primates-how-social-variables-and-body-size-stack-up-to-phylogeny
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Anne M Burrows
Mammalian skeletal muscle is influenced by the functional demands placed upon it. Functional morphology of facial expression musculature, or mimetic musculature, is largely unknown. Recently, primate mimetic musculature has been shown to respond to demands associated with social factors. Body size has also been demonstrated to affect many aspects of primate functional morphology and evolutionary morphology. The present study was designed to further examine the role of social variables and body size in influencing the morphology of primate mimetic musculature using a broad phylogenetic range of primates, primates with varying body sizes, and those that exploit differing time of day activity cycles and social group sizes...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330946/skull-size-and-biomechanics-are-good-estimators-of-in-vivo-bite-force-in-murid-rodents
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Samuel Ginot, Anthony Herrel, Julien Claude, Lionel Hautier
Rodentia is a species-rich group with diversified modes of life and diets. Although rodent skull morphology has been the focus of a voluminous literature, the functional significance of its variations has yet to be explored in live animals. Myomorphous rodents, including murids, have been suggested to represent "high-performance generalists." We measured in vivo bite force in 14 species of wild and lab-reared murid rodents of various sizes and diets to investigate potential morphofunctional differences between them...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330708/living-with-lymphoedema-the-perspective-of-cancer-patients-a-qualitative-study
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Ángela Río-González, Francisco Molina-Rueda, Domingo Palacios-Ceña, Isabel M Alguacil-Diego
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to describe the lived experience of lymphoedema and the barriers faced by cancer sufferers receiving physiotherapy outpatient treatment. METHODS: A qualitative, phenomenological study was performed. Purposeful sampling method was used. Data collection methods included unstructured and semi-structured interviews and researcher field notes. A thematic analysis was used. The study was conducted following the Consolidated Criteria for Reporting Qualitative Research guidelines...
January 12, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330180/genomic-and-phenotypic-characterization-of-type-strains-and-dairy-associated-isolates-in-the-bacillus-cereus-group-indicates-considerable-intra-clade-variability-in-toxin-production-and-cytotoxicity
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Rachel A Miller, Jiahui Jian, Sarah M Beno, Martin Wiedmann, Jasna Kovac
While some species in the B. cereus group are well-characterized human pathogens (e.g., B. anthracis and B. cereus s.s.), the pathogenicity of other species (e.g., B. pseudomycoides) either has not been characterized or is presently not well understood. To provide an updated characterization of the pathogenic potential of species in the B. cereus group, we classified a set of 52 isolates, including 8 type strains and 44 environmental isolates from dairy-associated sources, into 7 phylogenetic clades and characterized them for (i) the presence of toxin genes, (ii) phenotypic characteristics used for identification, and (iii) cytotoxicity to human epithelial cells...
January 12, 2018: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329912/identification-and-fate-mapping-of-the-pancreatic-mesenchyme
#18
Jesse Angelo, Kimberly D Tremblay
The murine pancreas buds from the ventral embryonic endoderm at approximately 8.75 dpc and a second pancreas bud emerges from the dorsal endoderm by 9.0 dpc. Although it is clear that secreted signals from adjacent mesoderm-derived sources are required for both the appropriate emergence and further refinement of the pancreatic endoderm, neither the exact signals nor the requisite tissue sources have been defined in mammalian systems. Herein we use DiI fate mapping of cultured murine embryos to identify the embryonic sources of both the early inductive and later condensed pancreatic mesenchyme...
January 9, 2018: Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329889/exploring-individual-adaptations-to-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-injury-prevention-programme
#19
Aaron S Fox, Jason Bonacci, Scott G McLean, Natalie Saunders
BACKGROUND: Individual responses to anterior cruciate ligament injury prevention programmes (ACL IPPs) have received little attention. This study examined the effects of an ACL IPP on neuromuscular control and lower limb biomechanics during landing at the group and individual levels. METHODS: Sixteen female athletes were randomly allocated to training (n=8) or control (n=8) groups. Electromyography, and three-dimensional kinematic and kinetic data were collected during landing at two testing sessions...
January 9, 2018: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329390/human-oocyte-calcium-analysis-predicts-the-response-to-assisted-oocyte-activation-in-patients-experiencing-fertilization-failure-after-icsi
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M Ferrer-Buitrago, L Dhaenens, Y Lu, D Bonte, F Vanden Meerschaut, P De Sutter, L Leybaert, B Heindryckx
STUDY QUESTION: Can human oocyte calcium analysis predict fertilization success after assisted oocyte activation (AOA) in patients experiencing fertilization failure after ICSI? SUMMARY ANSWER: ICSI-AOA restores the fertilization rate only in patients displaying abnormal Ca2+ oscillations during human oocyte activation. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Patients capable of activating mouse oocytes and who showed abnormal Ca2+ profiles after mouse oocyte Ca2+ analysis (M-OCA), have variable responses to ICSI-AOA...
January 10, 2018: Human Reproduction
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