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Pernille Wismann, Søren L Pedersen, Gitte Hansen, Karin Mannerstedt, Philip J Pedersen, Palle B Jeppesen, Niels Vrang, Keld Fosgerau, Jacob Jelsing
AIM: Analogues of several gastrointestinal peptide hormones have been developed into effective medicines for treatment of diseases such as type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), obesity and short bowel syndrome (SBS). In this study, we aimed to explore whether the combination of glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) and glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) into a potent co-agonist could provide additional benefits compared to existing monotherapies. METHODS: A short-acting (GUB09-123) and a half-life extended (GUB09-145) GLP-1/GLP-2 co-agonist were generated using solid-phase peptide synthesis and tested for effects on food intake, body weight, glucose homeostasis, and gut proliferation in lean mice and in diabetic db/db mice...
March 11, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
Federica Pederiva, Basem Khalil, Antonino Morabito, Sarah J Wood
BACKGROUND:  Short bowel syndrome (SBS) has an impact on children and their families not only physically, but also emotionally, mentally, and socially. This study aimed to evaluate quality of life and family impact in patients with SBS, using the Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedsQL) measurement model. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  PedsQL questionnaires were administered to patients with SBS followed at the Pediatric Surgery of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital...
January 30, 2018: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Zhaohong Liu, Yulei Wang, Yirui Wang, Sensen Li, Zhenxu Bai, Dianyang Lin, Weiming He, Zhiwei Lu
A new approach to sub-phonon lifetime pulse compression by stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) is presented. Triangular and step pulse pumps are both used as a pump source in a single-cell SBS compression setup. Compared with a Gaussian pump (shortest compressed pulse is the phonon lifetime with the highest energy conversion, approximately 60% under the same conditions), the compression ratio is significantly improved in the case of triangular and step pulse pumps, and there is some improvement in the energy conversion when a step pulse pump is used...
March 5, 2018: Optics Express
Yahel Segal, Shani Dahan, Kassem Sharif, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi, Abdulla Watad, Howard Amital
Autoimmune Syndrome Induced by Adjuvant (ASIA) is a definition aimed to describe the common etiological process at the root of five clinical entities sharing similar symptomatology: macrophagic myofasciitis syndrome (MMF), Gulf War Syndrome (GWS), sick building syndrome (SBS), siliconosis, and post vaccination autoimmune phenomena. ASIA illustrates the role of environmental immune stimulating agents, or adjuvants, in the instigation of complex autoimmune reactions among individuals bearing a genetic preponderance for autoimmunity...
March 8, 2018: Autoimmunity Reviews
Carlo Annunziatella, Andrea M Chiariello, Andrea Esposito, Simona Bianco, Luca Fiorillo, Mario Nicodemi
In recent years interest has grown on the applications of polymer physics to model chromatin folding in order to try to make sense of the complexity of experimental data emerging from new technologies such as Hi-C or GAM, in a principled way. Here we review the methods employed to efficiently implement Molecular Dynamics computer simulations of polymer models, focusing in particular on the String&Binders Switch (SBS) model. The constant improvement of such methods and computer power is returning increasingly more accurate insights on the structure and molecular mechanisms underlying the spatial organization of chromosomes in the cell nucleus...
March 6, 2018: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
Kwang-Hyun Song, Yong-Woon Im, Jung-Hwan Lee, Jonghyuk Lee, Hae-Hyoung Lee
This study aimed to evaluate the mold-enclosed shear bond strength (ME-SBS) of zirconia to veneering porcelain with different surface treatments. Colored or uncolored zirconia coupons were either highly polished or airborne-particle abraded. The specimens were divided into groups with/without application of liner. Veneering porcelain was fired into an alumina ring mold on the zirconia coupons. The assembled specimens were subjected to the ME-SBS test. The mean ME-SBS for groups ranged from 7-10 MPa with no significant difference (p>0...
March 7, 2018: Dental Materials Journal
Carianne Mendes de Almeida, Carine Tais Welter Meereis, Fernanda Barbosa Leal, Aline Oliveira Ogliari, Evandro Piva, Fabrício A Ogliari
This study evaluated the shear bond strength (SBS) of self-adhesive resin cements (SARCs) to dentin and their physical-chemical properties. Five commercial SARCs were evaluated [SmartCem®2 - DENTSPLY (SC2); BisCem® - Bisco (BC); SeT PP® - SDI (SeT); Relyx U100® - 3M ESPE (U100) and YCEM® SA - Yller (YCEM)]. The SARCs were evaluated for SBS to dentin (n = 10) after 24 h, 6 months, and 12 months. The dentin demineralization caused by acidic monomers was observed by SEM, and pH-neutralization of eluate was observed for 24 h...
March 1, 2018: Brazilian Oral Research
Luciana T Parreiras-E-Silva, Iana M de Araújo, Jorge Elias, Marcello H Nogueira-Barbosa, Vivian M M Suen, Julio S Marchini, Jéssica Bonella, Andressa K Nahas, Carlos E G Salmon, Francisco J A de Paula
Energy deprivation leads to a decrease in white adipose tissue and bone mineral density (BMD), while simultaneously inducing the expansion of marrow adipose tissue (MAT). In short bowel syndrome (SBS), parenteral nutrition mitigates the deterioration of nutritional status, including decreases in MAT. Osteoporosis is, however, a frequent complication of SBS. The objective of our study here was to evaluate the association of fat deposit sites (subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissues: intrahepatic lipid (IHL) and MAT) and the incretin glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP1) with BMD in individuals with SBS...
March 6, 2018: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Keiichi Sai, Toshiki Takamizawa, Arisa Imai, Akimasa Tsujimoto, Ryo Ishii, Wayne W Barkmeier, Mark A Latta, Masashi Miyazaki
PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of application time and etching mode of universal adhesives on enamel adhesion. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Five universal adhesives, Adhese Universal, Bondmer Lightless, Clearfil Universal Bond Quick, G-Premio Bond, and Scotchbond Universal, were used. Bovine incisors were prepared and divided into four groups of ten teeth each. SBS, Ra, and SFE were determined after the following procedures: 1. self-etch mode with immediate air blowing after application (IA); 2...
2018: Journal of Adhesive Dentistry
Kwai Lam, Lauren Schwartz, Jennifer Batisti, Kishore R Iyer
BACKGROUND: Teduglutide is a glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) analog that has been approved for the treatment of adult short bowel syndrome (SBS)-associated intestinal failure (IF; SBS-IF). Teduglutide increases villus height and crypt depth in the small bowel mucosa, promoting nutrition absorption and enteral independence from parenteral nutrition (PN). We aim to report our single-center experience with teduglutide in adult patients with SBS to provide real-world context to its use. METHOD: We conducted a retrospective analysis on patients managed within our tertiary-level intestinal rehabilitation program to identify patients with SBS-IF treated with teduglutide from 2009-2015...
January 2018: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Y Jiao, J D Wang, J P Deng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of 3 surface different treatments on the crystal structure, shear bond strength,roughness value and flexural strength of zirconia. METHODS: The zirconia specimens were prepared and randomly divided into 4 groups and received the following treatments: (1) blank control group,the specimens without treatments; (2)sandblasting with alumina group, sandblasting the specimens with 110 μm alumina particles for 21 s as working pressure 0...
February 18, 2018: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
Lorenzo Norsa, Solene Artru, Cecile Lambe, Cecile Talbotec, Benedicte Pigneur, Frank Ruemmele, Virginie Colomb, Carmen Capito, Christophe Chardot, Florence Lacaille, Olivier Goulet
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intestinal rehabilitation is the preferred treatment for children with short bowel syndrome (SBS) whatever the residual bowel length, and depends on the accurate management of long-term parenteral nutrition (PN). If nutritional failure develops, intestinal transplantation (ITx) should be discussed and may be life-saving. This study aimed to evaluate survival, PN dependency and nutritional status in children with neonatal very SBS on PN or after ITx, in order to define indications and timing of both treatments...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Z Leguay, E Figueiredo, L Evrillus, V Jacques-Terracol, M Le Verger
INTRODUCTION: The choice of packaging is crucial for the sterility of a reusable medical device. The use-by dates for sterile barrier systems (SBSs) are currently determined solely on the basis of an empirical rating scale developed in 1985. The objective of our work is to validate in a scientific way this deadline for the use of SBS for heat-sealable sleeves and bags, with protective packaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty SBSs were tested after different storage periods ; six, nine and twelve months...
February 22, 2018: Annales Pharmaceutiques Françaises
Fei Liu, Furkan Türker Saricaoglu, Roberto J Avena-Bustillos, David F Bridges, Gary R Takeoka, Vivian C H Wu, Bor-Sen Chiou, Delilah F Wood, Tara H McHugh, Fang Zhong
Cinnamaldehyde, a natural preservative that can non-specifically deactivate foodborne pathogens, was successfully incorporated into fish skin gelatin (FSG) solutions and blow spun into uniform nanofibers. The effects of cinnamaldehyde ratios (5-30%, w / w FSG) on physicochemical properties of fiber-forming emulsions (FFEs) and their nanofibers were investigated. Higher ratios resulted in higher values in particle size and viscosity of FFEs, as well as higher values in diameter of nanofibers. Loss of cinnamaldehyde was observed during solution blow spinning (SBS) process and cinnamaldehyde was mainly located on the surface of resultant nanofibers...
February 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Julia A Schultz, Irina Ruf, Thomas Martin
Middle ear ossicles (malleus, incus, stapes) are known for few multituberculate taxa, and three different stapedial morphotypes have been suggested: (i) slender, columelliform and microperforate, (ii) robust and rod-like, and (iii) bicrural. Reinvestigation of Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) mammalian petrosals from the Guimarota coal mine in central Portugal (Western Europe) revealed an asymmetric bicrural stapes (ABS) in the paulchoffatiid Pseudobolodon oreas The middle ear ossicles displaced inside the osseous vestibule were detected by a µCT analysis...
February 28, 2018: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
Gennady Landa, Joseph Benevento, Richard Rosen
OBJECTIVE: To compare the anatomic and visual outcomes in primary rhegmatogenous retinal detachment repair involving combined pars plana vitrectomy (PPV)/scleral buckle (SB) using a sutureless belt loops technique versus a conventional sutured buckle technique. METHODS: This is a retrospective, consecutive, interventional, comparative case series study using patients treated for primary retinal detachment who underwent the SB procedure in combination with PPV. Details regarding anatomic and visual outcome were analyzed...
February 21, 2018: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
Anthony F J van Raan, Jos J Winnink
In this paper we investigate recent Sleeping Beauties cited in patents (SB-SNPRs). We find that the increasing trend of the relative number of SBs stopped around 1998. Moreover, we find that the time lag between the publication year of the SB-SNPRs and their first citation in a patent is becoming shorter in recent years. Our observations also suggest that, on average, in the more recent years SBs are awakened increasingly earlier by a 'technological prince' rather than by a 'scientific prince'. These observations suggest that SBs with technological importance are 'discovered' earlier in an application-oriented context...
2018: Scientometrics
Seyoung Lee, Dong Jun Park, Jihee Yoon, Seung Hyuck Bang, Yang-Hoon Kim, Jiho Min
Formaldehyde is a toxic compound due to its ability to react with proteins, nucleic acids and lipids and is the primary cause of nasopharyngeal cancer and sick building syndrome (SBS). Aldehyde dehydrogenases (ALDHs) are able to oxidize aldehyde substrates and maintain cellular homeostasis by metabolic reactions in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. ALDHs catalyze the conversions of various aldehydes to carboxylic acids using NAD or NADP as a cofactor. In this study, we designed a method for using aldehyde dehydrogenase 6 (ALD6) from recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae to reduce formaldehyde...
April 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Xiwen Chen, Yixin Zhang, Jinru Zhou, Chenfeng Chen, Zhimin Zhu, Lei Li
The aim of this study was to investigate the adhesive property of palladium-silver alloy (Pd-Ag) and the simulated clinical performance of Pd-Ag porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM), resin-bonded, fixed partial dentures (RBFPDs). A total of 40 Pd-Ag discs (diameter=5 mm) were prepared and divided into the following four groups (n=10): a) No sandblasting, used as a control; and b, 50 µm; c, 110 µm; and d, 250 µm aluminum oxide (Al2O3) particles, respectively. Another 50 discs were pre-sandblasted and divided into five groups (n=10) subjected to different treatments: e) Sandblasting, used as a control; f) silane; g) alloy primer; h) silica coating + silane and i) silica coating + alloy primer...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Kavelin Rumalla, Vijay Letchuman, Kyle A Smith, Paul M Arnold
BACKGROUND: Hydrocephalus is a life-threatening sequela of traumatic brain injury (TBI) with poorly defined epidemiology in children. Here, we report the national incidence, risk factors, and outcomes associated with post-traumatic hydrocephalus (PTH). METHODS: The Kids Inpatient Database (2003, 2006, 2009, 2012) was queried using the International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Edition, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM) codes to identify all patients (age 0 to 20) with TBI (850...
December 11, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
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