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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222935/global-initiative-for-chronic-obstructive-lung-disease-gold-2017-the-alat-perspective
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Maria Montes de Oca, Rogelio Pérez-Padilla
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 17, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210969/host-tissue-response-by-the-expression-of-collagen-to-cyanoacrylate-adhesives-used-in-implant-fixation-for-abdominal-hernia-repair
#2
Gemma Pascual, Marta Rodríguez, Bárbara Pérez-Köhler, Claudia Mesa-Ciller, Mar Fernández-Gutiérrez, Julio San Román, Juan M Bellón
The less traumatic use of surgical adhesives rather than sutures for mesh fixation in hernia repair has started to gain popularity because they induce less host tissue damage and provoke less postoperative pain. This study examines the host tissue response to a new cyanoacrylate (CA) adhesive (n-octyl, OCA). Partial defects (3 × 5 cm) created in the rabbit anterior abdominal wall were repaired by mesh fixation using OCA, Glubran2(®)(n-butyl-CA), Ifabond(®)(n-hexyl-CA) or sutures. Samples were obtained at 14/90 days for morphology, collagens qRT-PCR/immunofluorescence and biomechanical studies...
April 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209550/pathogenicity-of-mexican-isolates-of-aeromonas-sp-in-immersion-experimentally-infected-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-walbaum-1792
#3
Andrea Paloma Zepeda-Velázquez, Vicente Vega-Sánchez, César Ortega-Santana, Miguel Rubio-Godoy, Dany Montes de Oca-Mira, Edgardo Soriano-Vargas
Ten species of Aeromonas have been previously identified in farmed rainbow trout from Mexico. The aim of the current study was to investigate the pathogenicity of 10 Aeromonas isolates belonging to 10 different Aeromonas species in immersion experimentally-infected rainbow trout fry. Isolates of A. bestiarum, A. hydrophila, A. salmonicida, and A. veronii produced significant mortality (8.8%, 12.2%, 18.8%, and 8.8%, respectively). Isolates of A. caviae and A. sobria produced no significantly mortality (3.3% and 1...
February 13, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205149/making-implicit-assumptions-explicit-in-the-costing-of-informal-care-the-case-of-head-and-neck-cancer-in-ireland
#4
Paul Hanly, Rebecca Maguire, Myles Balfe, Eleanor O'Sullivan, Linda Sharp
BACKGROUND: From a health service perspective, informal care is often viewed as a potentially cost-effective way of transferring costs out of the formal healthcare sector. However, informal care is not a free resource. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to assess the impact of alternative valuation methods and key assumptions on the cost of informal care. METHODS: Informal carers who assisted in the care of a head and neck cancer survivor for at least 1 year were sent a postal questionnaire during January-June 2014 requesting information on time spent on caring tasks in the month prior to the survey...
February 15, 2017: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195307/effect-of-obeticholic-acid-on-liver-regeneration-following-portal-vein-embolization-in-an-experimental-model
#5
P B Olthof, F Huisman, F G Schaap, K P van Lienden, R J Bennink, R F van Golen, M Heger, J Verheij, P L Jansen, S W Olde Damink, T M van Gulik
BACKGROUND: The bile salt-activated transcription factor farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is a key mediator of proliferative bile salt signalling, which is assumed to play a role in the early phase of compensatory liver growth. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a potent FXR agonist (obeticholic acid, OCA) on liver growth following portal vein embolization (PVE). METHODS: Rabbits were allocated to receive daily oral gavage with OCA (10 mg/kg) or vehicle (control group) starting 7 days before PVE (n = 18 per group), and continued until 7 days after PVE...
February 13, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187655/-i-digitonthophagus-i-i-gazella-i-auctorum-an-unfortunate-case-of-mistaken-identity-for-a-widely-introduced-species-coleoptera-scarabaeidae-scarabaeinae-onthophagini
#6
François Génier, Adrian L V Davis
At risk of committing entomological heresy, we question the identity of a dung-burying beetle species that originates from Africa and has been introduced first into Hawaii and subsequently to Australasia, North America, and South America (Fincher 1986; Edwards 2007; Noriega et al. 2010) for pasture improvement and biological control of dung-breeding flies (Waterhouse 1974; Bornemissza 1979).  Under the name Onthophagus gazella (Fabricius 1787), it was the first species selected for introduction into Australia by the CSIRO Dung Beetle Project (Bornemissza 1976; Edwards 2007)...
January 19, 2017: Zootaxa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177841/dna-barcoding-as-an-aid-for-species-identification-in-austral-black-flies-insecta-diptera-simuliidae
#7
Luis Miguel Hernandez-Triana, Fernanda Montes DE Oca, Sean W J Prosser, Paul D N Hebert, Ryan Gregory, Shelley McMurtrie
In this paper, the utility of a partial sequence of the COI gene, the DNA barcoding region, for the identification of species of black flies in the Austral Region was assessed. Twenty eight morphospecies were analysed, 8 in the genus Austrosimulium (4 species in the subgenus Austrosimulium s.str., 3 in the subgenus Novaustrosimulium, and 1 species unassigned to subgenus), 2 of the genus Cnesia, 8 of Gigantodax, 3 of Paracnephia, 1 Paraustrosimulium and 4 species to Simulium, subgenera (Morops, Nevermannia, and Pternaspatha)...
November 21, 2016: Genome Génome / Conseil National de Recherches Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166296/incidence-of-urinary-retention-during-treatment-with-single-tablet-combinations-of-solifenacin-tamsulosin-ocas%C3%A2-for-up-to-1-year-in-adult-men-with-both-storage-and-voiding-luts-a-subanalysis-of-the-neptune-neptune-ii-randomized-controlled-studies
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Marcus J Drake, Matthias Oelke, Robert Snijder, Monique Klaver, Klaudia Traudtner, Karin van Charldorp, Dominique Bongaerts, Philip Van Kerrebroeck
INTRODUCTION: The emergence of urinary retention (UR), specifically acute urinary retention (AUR), has been a concern when treating men with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) with antimuscarinic drugs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In NEPTUNE (12-week, double-blind), men (≥45 years) with LUTS were randomized to receive tamsulosin oral-controlled absorption system (TOCAS) 0.4 mg, fixed-dose combination (FDC) of solifenacin (Soli) 6 mg + TOCAS 0.4 mg, FDC Soli 9 mg + TOCAS 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162881/midterm-results-of-osteochondral-allograft-transplantation-to-the-humeral-head
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Andrew J Riff, Adam B Yanke, Jason J Shin, Anthony A Romeo, Brian J Cole
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated clinical outcomes of osteochondral allograft (OCA) transplantation for humeral head osteochondral defects. We hypothesized that patients with isolated humeral head disease would achieve favorable results and that patients with bipolar disease would experience inferior outcomes. METHODS: We identified patients who underwent humeral head OCA transplantation. Subjective questionnaire data were obtained preoperatively and at a minimum of 2 years postoperatively...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152723/a-multidisciplinary-quality-improvement-project-to-improve-the-safety-of-oral-chemotherapy-in-hospitalized-patients
#10
Amer Sidani, Gelenis Calzadilla Domingo, Diana Sullivan, Katherine Sencion, Dominic Ho, Christina Haaf, Adam Bursua, Neeta K Venepalli
: 110 Background: At the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System (UIC), inpatient IV chemotherapy administration occurs in the setting of specific protocols and multidisciplinary safety assessments while oral chemotherapy agent (OCA) inpatient administration occurs less formally. Baseline 8 week review of 174 admissions to the oncology service revealed that of 16 patients (9.2%) on outpatient OCA, 50% received OCAs while inpatient, with 12. 55% having a formal chemotherapy note in place...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148963/photodynamic-therapy-monitoring-with-optical-coherence-angiography
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M A Sirotkina, L A Matveev, M V Shirmanova, V Y Zaitsev, N L Buyanova, V V Elagin, G V Gelikonov, S S Kuznetsov, E B Kiseleva, A A Moiseev, S V Gamayunov, E V Zagaynova, F I Feldchtein, A Vitkin, N D Gladkova
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a promising modern approach for cancer therapy with low normal tissue toxicity. This study was focused on a vascular-targeting Chlorine E6 mediated PDT. A new angiographic imaging approach known as M-mode-like optical coherence angiography (MML-OCA) was able to sensitively detect PDT-induced microvascular alterations in the mouse ear tumour model CT26. Histological analysis showed that the main mechanisms of vascular PDT was thrombosis of blood vessels and hemorrhage, which agrees with angiographic imaging by MML-OCA...
February 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133923/a-comparative-study-of-ex-vivo-skin-optical-clearing-using-two-photon-microscopy
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Anton Sdobnov, Maxim E Darvin, Juergen Lademann, Valery Tuchin
Multiphoton tomography (MPT) is a prospective tool for imaging the skin structure. Aiming to increase the probing depth, a comparative ex vivo study of optical clearing of porcine ear skin was performed by using two optical clearing agents (OCAs), i.e., glycerol and iohexol (Omnipaque(TM) ) at different concentrations, which exhibit different osmotic properties. The results show that a topical application of glycerol or Omnipaque(TM) solutions onto the skin for 60 min significantly improved the depth and contrast of the MPT signals...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131904/potential-therapeutic-targets-of-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-melanoma
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Ross L Pearlman, Mary Katherine Montes de Oca, Harish Chandra Pal, Farrukh Afaq
Melanoma is a cutaneous neoplastic growth of melanocytes with great potential to invade and metastasize, especially when not treated early and effectively. Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is the process by which melanocytes lose their epithelial characteristics and acquire mesenchymal phenotypes. Mesenchymal protein expression increases the motility, invasiveness, and metastatic potential of melanoma. Many pathways play a role in promotion of mesenchymal protein expression including RAS/RAF/MEK/ERK, PI3K/AKT/mTOR, Wnt/β-catenin, and several others...
January 25, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122450/molecular-understanding-on-the-underwater-oleophobicity-of-self-assembled-monolayers-zwitterionic-versus-nonionic
#14
Gang Cheng, Mingrui Liao, Daohui Zhao, Jian Zhou
Molecular dynamics simulations are conducted to investigate the underwater oleophobicity of self-assembled monolayers (SAMs) with different head groups. Simulation results show that the order of underwater oleophobicity of SAMs is methyl < amide < oligo(ethylene glycol) (OEG) < ethanolamine (ETA) < hydroxyl < mixed-charged zwitterionic. The underwater-oil contact angles (OCAs) are <133° for all nonionic hydrophilic SAMs, while the mixed-charged zwitterionic SAMs are underwater superoleophobic (OCA can reach 180°)...
February 7, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116470/-obeticholic-acid-in-primary-biliary-cholangitis-pbc-oca-international-study-of-efficacy-poise
#15
G Gerken, S Nitschmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115235/anti-fibrotic-effects-of-chronic-treatment-with-the-selective-fxr-agonist-obeticholic-acid-in-the-bleomycin-induced-rat-model-of-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Paolo Comeglio, Sandra Filippi, Erica Sarchielli, Annamaria Morelli, Ilaria Cellai, Francesca Corcetto, Chiara Corno, Elena Maneschi, Alessandro Pini, Luciano Adorini, Gabriella Barbara Vannelli, Mario Maggi, Linda Vignozzi
Farnesoid X receptor (FXR) activation by obeticholic acid (OCA) has been demonstrated to inhibit inflammation and fibrosis development in liver, kidney and intestine in multiple disease models. FXR activation has also been demonstrated to suppress the inflammatory response and to promote lung repair after lung injury. This study investigated the protective effects of OCA treatment (3 or 10mg/kg/day) on inflammation, tissue remodeling and fibrosis in the bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis rat model. Effects of OCA treatment on morphological and molecular alterations of the lung, as well as remodeling of the alveoli and the right ventricle were also evaluated...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112372/identification-of-a-missense-mutation-in-the-tyrosinase-gene-in-a-chinese-family-with-oculocutaneous-albinism-type-1
#17
Qian Lu, Lamei Yuan, Hongbo Xu, Xiangjun Huang, Zhijian Yang, Junhui Yi, Bin Ni, Yong Chen, Hao Deng
Oculocutaneous albinism (OCA) is a group of heterogeneous and autosomal recessive disorders characterized by a reduction or complete loss of melanin biosynthesis in melanocytes. OCA type 1 (OCA1) is the most severe and common form of OCA, and is caused by mutations in the tyrosinase gene (TYR). The present study aimed to identify the genetic cause of OCA1 in a four‑generation consanguineous Chinese Han family. Complete physical examinations were performed and blood samples were collected from five members of the family and 100 unrelated healthy controls...
January 23, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086756/concomitant-disseminated-histoplasmosis-and-disseminated-tuberculosis-after-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitor-treatment-a-case-report
#18
Juan E Muñoz-Oca, Martha L Villarreal Morales, Aracelis Nieves-Rodriguez, Lemuel Martínez-Bonilla
BACKGROUND: Tumor necrosis factor antagonist inhibitors have transformed the approach to patients with severe autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Although the therapy can be highly effective, TNF-α inhibitors are associated with an increased risk of opportunistic infections. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we report a case of concomitant disseminated histoplasmosis and tuberculosis in a 65-year-old female with rheumatoid arthritis treated with TNF-α inhibitor...
January 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063168/phytochemicals-for-the-prevention-of-photocarcinogenesis
#19
Mary Katherine Montes de Oca, Ross L Pearlman, Sarah F McClees, Rebecca Strickland, Farrukh Afaq
Ultraviolet (UV) exposure has an array of damaging effects and is the main cause of skin cancer in humans. Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC), including basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma, is the most common type of cancer. Incidence of NMSC has increased due to greater UV radiation, increased life expectancy, and other changes in lifestyle; the annual cost of skin cancer treatment in the United States has increased concurrently to around eight billion dollars. Because of these trends, novel approaches to skin cancer prevention have become an important area of research to decrease skin cancer morbidity and defray the costs associated with treatment...
January 7, 2017: Photochemistry and Photobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060943/farnesoid-x-receptor-activation-attenuates-intestinal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
#20
Laurens J Ceulemans, Len Verbeke, Jean-Paul Decuypere, Ricard Farré, Gert De Hertogh, Kaatje Lenaerts, Ina Jochmans, Diethard Monbaliu, Frederik Nevens, Jan Tack, Wim Laleman, Jacques Pirenne
INTRODUCTION: The farnesoid X receptor (FXR) is abundantly expressed in the ileum, where it exerts an enteroprotective role as a key regulator of intestinal innate immunity and homeostasis, as shown in pre-clinical models of inflammatory bowel disease. Since intestinal ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) is characterized by hyperpermeability, bacterial translocation and inflammation, we aimed to investigate, for the first time, if the FXR-agonist obeticholic acid (OCA) could attenuate intestinal ischemia reperfusion injury...
2017: PloS One
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