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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738472/-effect-of-interleukin-6-and-interleukin-12-on-immune-response-to-hepatitis-b-vaccination-in-infants-of-hbsag-positive-mothers
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X F Wang, X H Shi, X X Xu, Z Q Yang, H Y Hao, F Zhang, B Wang, H X Wen, Z D Fu, T Wang, S Y Feng, B Wang, S P Wang
Objective: To explore the effect of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and Interleukin-12 (IL-12) on immune response to hepatitis B vaccination in infants of HBsAg-positive mothers. Methods: A total of 91 neonates whose mothers were HBsAg-positive were included and followed up for 12 months. HBV DNA and HBV serological markers in the peripheral blood of the neonates and infants were detected with fluorescence quantitative polymerase chain reaction (FQ-PCR) and chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA), and the levels of IL-6 and IL-12 in the peripheral blood of the neonates and infants were detected with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738460/-association-between-sleep-and-leukocyte-telomere-length-in-middle-aged-and-older-adults
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H F Liu, F Li, Y H Wang, J H Chen, D X Peng, J Chen, L H Tan, X Mi, B H Zhao
Objective: To understand the association between peripheral leukocytes telomere length (TL) and sleep in middle-aged and old adults. Methods: A total of 176 middle-aged and old adults were investigated by using the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and questionnaire. TL was measured by fluorescence quantitative PCR. The correlation and regression analysis between sleep and telomere length was performed. Results: TL had a mean T/S ratio of 0.995±0.23. There was a negative correlation between TL and age (r=-0.241, P=0...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738459/-gene-gene-interaction-on-central-obesity-in-school-aged-children-in-china
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L W Fu, M X Zhang, L J Wu, L W Gao, J Mi
Objective: To investigate possible effect of 6 obesity-associated SNPs in contribution to central obesity and examine whether there is an interaction in the 6 SNPs in the cause of central obesity in school-aged children in China. Methods: A total of 3 502 school-aged children who were included in Beijing Child and Adolescent Metabolic Syndrome (BCAMS) Study were selected, and based on the age and sex specific waist circumference (WC) standards in the BCAMS study, 1 196 central obese cases and 2 306 controls were identified...
July 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738405/peripheral-vascular-disease-and-death-in-southern-european-kidney-transplant-candidates-a-competing-risk-modeling-approach-erratum
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August 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738402/biodistribution-of-liver-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-after-peripheral-injection-in-a-hemophilia-a-patient
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Etienne M Sokal, Catherine Anne Lombard, Véronique Roelants, Mustapha Najimi, Sharat Varma, Camillo Sargiacomo, Joachim Ravau, Giuseppe Mazza, François Jamar, Julia Versavau, Vanessa Jacobs, Marc Jacquemin, Stéphane Eeckhoudt, Catherine Lambert, Xavier Stéphenne, Françoise Smets, Cédric Hermans
BACKGROUND: With the exception of liver transplantation, there is no cure for hemophilia, which is currently managed by preemptive replacement therapy. Liver-derived stem cells are in clinical development for inborn and acquired liver diseases and could represent a curative treatment for hemophilia A. The liver is a major factor VIII (FVIII) synthesis site, and mesenchymal stem cells have been shown to control joint bleeding in animal models of hemophilia. Adult-derived human liver stem cells (ADHLSCs) have mesenchymal characteristics and have been shown able to engraft in and repopulate both animal and human livers...
August 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738359/predictors-of-subclinical-inflammatory-obesity-plasma-levels-of-leptin-very-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-and-cd14-expression-of-cd16-monocytes
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Fernanda Leite, Ângela Leite, Ana Santos, Margarida Lima, Joselina Barbosa, Marco Cosentino, Laura Ribeiro
OBJECTIVE: Predictors of subclinical inflammatory obesity (SIO) can be important tools for early therapeutic interventions in obesity-related comorbidities. Waist circumference (WC) and BMI have different SIO sensitivity. We aimed to i) identify SIO predictors and ii) investigate whether CD16+ monocytes are associated with BMI- (generally) or WC-defined (centrally) obesity. METHODS: Anthropometric and metabolic/endocrine (namely catecholamines, adrenaline and noradrenaline) parameters were evaluated, and CD16+ monocytes were studied by flow cytometry in the peripheral blood from 63 blood donors, and compared and correlated to each other...
July 22, 2017: Obesity Facts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738336/innate-immune-memory-implications-for-microglial-function-and-neuroprogression
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Alex P Salam, Carmine M Pariante, Patricia Zunszain
Immunostimulatory insults such as stress and infection are risk factors for the development of several neuropsychiatric disorders characterized by neuroprogression. Inflammatory and neurotoxic molecules in the brain can cause disruptions in neurogenesis, neuronal excitability, synaptic transmission, synaptic plasticity, and neuronal survival - changes that characterize neuroprogression. We draw on recent findings in the immunology literature that peripheral innate immune cells are capable of retaining long-term memory of infectious insults and displaying long-lasting upregulated proinflammatory function in response to repeated infectious insults - a concept known as "innate immune memory...
July 24, 2017: Modern Trends in Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738235/treatment-decisions-in-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-beyond-first-and-second-line-combination-therapies
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REVIEW
A Vogel, R D Hofheinz, S Kubicka, D Arnold
Median overall survival (OS) of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) has reached up to 30months in recent clinical trials of first line therapies. Following disease progression after the standard in both, 1st and 2nd line, combination chemotherapy with monoclonal antibodies, many patients maintain a good performance status and a significant proportion is motivated to undergo further therapy. Choices of treatment beyond the second line setting for mCRC are therefore becoming increasingly important...
May 4, 2017: Cancer Treatment Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738080/effects-of-exogenous-glucagon-like-peptide-2-and-distal-bowel-resection-on-intestinal-and-systemic-adaptive-responses-in-rats
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Sarah W Lai, Elaine de Heuvel, Laurie E Wallace, Bolette Hartmann, Jens J Holst, Mary E Brindle, Prasanth K Chelikani, David L Sigalet
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of exogenous glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2), with or without massive distal bowel resection, on adaptation of jejunal mucosa, enteric neurons, gut hormones and tissue reserves in rats. BACKGROUND: GLP-2 is a gut hormone known to be trophic for small bowel mucosa, and to mimic intestinal adaptation in short bowel syndrome (SBS). However, the effects of exogenous GLP-2 and SBS on enteric neurons are unclear. METHODS: Sprague Dawley rats were randomized to four treatments: Transected Bowel (TB) (n = 8), TB + GLP-2 (2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738028/ebv-hlh-children-with-reductions-in-cd4-t-cells-and-excessive-activation-of-cd8-t-cells
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Cheng Yang, Xiujuan Zhu, Ting Zhang, Qing Ye
BACKGROUND: In this report, we analyzed the number and activation profiles of T cells in EBV-HLH patients and assessed their value for the diagnosis of EBV-HLH. METHODS: We compared the quantity of CD4+ T cells and CD8+ T cells in peripheral blood among HLH patients, a sepsis group and healthy controls. We then analyzed variations in the activation marker in CD4+ T cells and CD8+ T cells. RESULTS: The percentage of CD4+ T cells decreased in the EBV-HLH patients compared to healthy controls, which induced significant differences in the ratio of CD4+ T cells/CD8+ T cells...
July 24, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738010/effects-of-the-%C3%AE-2-adrenoceptor-agonist-medetomidine-on-the-distribution-and-clearance-of-alfaxalone-during-coadministration-by-constant-rate-infusion-in-dogs
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Rachel C Bennett, Kati M Salla, Marja R Raekallio, Mika Scheinin, Outi M Vainio
OBJECTIVE To assess the possible impact of medetomidine on concentrations of alfaxalone in plasma, when coadministered as a constant rate infusion (CRI) to dogs, and to determine the possible impact of medetomidine on the cardiopulmonary effects of alfaxalone during CRI. ANIMALS 8 healthy adult Beagles. PROCEDURES 3 treatments were administered in a randomized crossover design as follows: 1 = saline (0.9% NaCl) solution injection, followed in 10 minutes by induction of anesthesia with alfaxalone (loading dose, 2...
August 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737956/hypophonia-as-a-sign-of-thalamus-lesion-a-case-report
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Claudia Rodríguez-López, Blanca Ayuso García, Sara Moreno García
Hypophonia is a neurological sign usually seen after brainstem or peripheral damage, either at the recurrent laryngeal nerve or vocal cord level. However, it has been described as a sign of supratentorial strokes in a few studies, specifically when anterior and ventral thalamic involvement is reported. In addition, it is a prominent sign of other neurological disorders such as Parkinson Disease and other extrapiramidal conditions. We describe a case of hypophonia secondary to a left thalamic hemorrhage, after a careful search of other potential causes of this deficit, and we discuss the underlying neuroanatomical circuits...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737871/normoblastemia-multinuclear-en-un-reci%C3%A3-n-nacido-secundaria-a-hipoxia
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Gozdem Kayki, Davut Bozkaya, Melek Buyukeren, Betul Tavil, Sule Yigit
Normoblasts may be seen in peripheral blood smear of newborns. The number of normoblasts per 100 white blood cells is generally in the range of 0-10.They can be seen more common than usual in hypoxic condition, because intrauterine hypoxia increases the production of red blood cells. However, multinucleated normoblasts in a newborn caused by hypoxia haven't been reported before. We present a newborn with multinucleated normoblasts secondary to intrauterine hypoxia. This case is important; because it is the first time multinucleated normoblasts in peripheral blood smear of a hypoxic newborn has been detected...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737807/npy-binds-with-heme-to-form-a-npy-heme-complex-enhancing-peroxidase-activity-in-free-heme-and-promoting-npy-nitration-and-inactivation
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Huixian Ye, Zhen Yang, Hailing Li, Zhonghong Gao
Neuropeptide Y (NPY) is a member of the pancreatic peptide family of neuropeptides that play a crucial role in numerous central and peripheral nervous system responses. Recently, it has been shown that NPY protects cells against neurotoxic damage from β-amyloid peptides (Aβ) in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Heme is a common factor linking several metabolic perturbations in AD and altered heme metabolism has been shown to be related to the pathologies of AD. Thus, heme may have a chance to act on NPY and potentially counteract its function...
July 24, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737711/the-effects-of-artemisinin-on-the-cytolytic-activity-of-natural-killer-nk-cells
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Youn Kyung Houh, Kyung Eun Kim, Sunyoung Park, Dae Young Hur, Seonghan Kim, Daejin Kim, Sa Ik Bang, Yoolhee Yang, Hyun Jeong Park, Daeho Cho
Artemisinin, a chemical compound used for the treatment of malaria, has been known to show anti-cancer activity. However, the effect of this chemical on natural killer (NK) cells, which are involved in tumor killing, remains unknown. Here, we demonstrate that artemisinin exerts a potent anti-cancer effect by activating NK cells. NK-92MI cells pre-treated with artemisinin were subjected to a cytotoxicity assay using K562 cells. The results showed that artemisinin significantly enhances the cytolytic activity of NK cells in a dose-dependent manner...
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737608/a-randomized-trial-of-soft-multifocal-contact-lenses-for-myopia-control-baseline-data-and-methods
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Jeffrey J Walline, Amber Gaume Giannoni, Loraine T Sinnott, Moriah A Chandler, Juan Huang, Donald O Mutti, Lisa A Jones-Jordan, David A Berntsen
SIGNIFICANCE: The Bifocal Lenses In Nearsighted Kids (BLINK) study is the first soft multifocal contact lens myopia control study to compare add powers and measure peripheral refractive error in the vertical meridian, so it will provide important information about the potential mechanism of myopia control. PURPOSE: The BLINK study is a National Eye Institute-sponsored, double-masked, randomized clinical trial to investigate the effects of soft multifocal contact lenses on myopia progression...
July 21, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737601/new-ways-to-detect-pediatric-sickle-cell-retinopathy-a-comprehensive-review
#17
Daniel A Pahl, Nancy S Green, Monica Bhatia, Royce W S Chen
Sickle retinopathy reflects disease-related vascular injury of the eye, which can potentially result in visual loss from vitreous hemorrhage or retinal detachment. Here we review sickle retinopathy among children with sickle cell disease, describe the epidemiology, pediatric risk factors, pathophysiology, ocular findings, and treatment. Newer, more sensitive ophthalmological imaging modalities are available for retinal imaging, including ultra-widefield fluorescein angiography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, and optical coherence tomography angiography...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737561/a-cadaver-study-to-assess-the-feasibility-of-a-cross-nerve-transfer-of-the-infraorbital-nerve-for-patients-with-peripheral-infraorbital-nerve-injury
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Tomoyuki Yano, Keiichi Akita, Kumiko Yamaguchi, Masayuki Sawaizumi
BACKGROUND: Patients with facial fracture or head and neck surgery sometimes suffer from infraorbital nerve injury. This injury results in severe hemilateral numbness in the midfacial area. The infraorbital nerve ends with two major branches; the infra nasal branch (INB) and superior labial branch (SLB). In this study, we assessed the feasibility of cross-nerve transfer of the INB and SLB based on a cadaver study. METHODS: The INB/SLB from a total 20 sides of 10 cadavers (2 men and 8 women; average age, 79...
July 22, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737533/prophylactic-preoperative-laser-retinopexy-does-not-reduce-the-occurrence-of-rhegmatogenous-retinal-complications-in-macular-surgery
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Aakriti Garg, Jonathan S Chang, Gian Marco Tosi, Pierluigi Esposti, Royce W Chen, Jason Horowitz, Quan V Hoang, William M Schiff, Gaetano R Barile, Stanley Chang
PURPOSE: Knowledge on the utility of prophylactic 360° laser retinopexy before pars plana vitrectomy in the absence of peripheral retinal pathology is limited. This study compares the occurrence of rhegmatogenous events in the setting of small-gauge pars plana vitrectomy with and without prophylactic preoperative laser. METHODS: Our multicenter, retrospective case-control analysis reviewed patients who underwent epiretinal membrane removal or macular hole repair through 23- or 25-gauge pars plana vitrectomy: 205 controls who did not receive prophylactic laser and 176 cases who received preoperative prophylactic laser retinopexy anterior to the equator...
July 21, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737436/dna-methylation-in-the-norepinephrine-transporter-gene-promoter-region-is-not-associated-with-depression-and-hypertension
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Lin Meng, Dongmei Chen, Fei Pei, Rutai Hui, Yang Zheng, Jingzhou Chen
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to detect the role of DNA methylation in norepinephrine transporter (NET) gene promoter region on the association between depression and hypertension. METHODS: A total of 162 subjects were categorized into four groups based on depression scores and blood pressure. DNA was extracted from peripheral white blood cells and methylation levels of nine CpG sites in NET gene promoter region were investigated by pyrosequencing. RESULTS: For each CpG site and the average value of nine CpG sites, there were no significant differences in DNA methylation of the NET gene promoter between healthy controls and patients with depression or hypertension...
July 24, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
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