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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619353/an-evaluation-of-h-index-as-a-measure-of-research-productivity-among-canadian-academic-plastic-surgeons
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Jiayi Hu, Arian Gholami, Nicholas Stone, Justyna Bartoszko, Achilleas Thoma
Background: Evaluation of research productivity among plastic surgeons can be complex. The Hirsch index (h-index) was recently introduced to evaluate both the quality and quantity of one's research activity. It has been proposed to be valuable in assessing promotions and grant funding within academic medicine, including plastic surgery. Our objective is to evaluate research productivity among Canadian academic plastic surgeons using the h-index. Methods: A list of Canadian academic plastic surgeons was obtained from websites of academic training programs...
February 2018: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29611658/antimicrobial-activity-of-some-plant-extracts-against-bacterial-pathogens-isolated-from-faeces-of-red-deer-cervus-elaphus
#2
S Gnat, B Majer-Dziedzic, A Nowakiewicz, A Trościańczyk, G Ziółkowska, W Jesionek, I Choma, R Dziedzic, P Zięba
Antibacterial activity is the most widely studied aspect of plant extracts. Antibiotics extensively produced and consumed in large quantities, have proved to be problematic due to various types of adverse effects. The development of bacterial resistance to currently available antibiotics has necessitated the search for new antibacterial agents. One of the alternative strategies for fighting antibiotic- resistant bacteria is the use of natural antimicrobial substances such as plant extracts. We tested the antimicrobial activity of nine extracts from different plants against pathogenic bacteria isolated from the faeces of red deer (Cervus elaphus)...
December 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602633/the-lateralization-and-distalization-shoulder-angles-are-important-determinants-of-clinical-outcomes-in-reverse-shoulder-arthroplasty
#3
Achilleas Boutsiadis, Hubert Lenoir, Patrick J Denard, Jean-Claude Panisset, Paul Brossard, Philippe Delsol, Frédéric Guichard, Johannes Barth
BACKGROUND: Reverse shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) designs vary in the lateralization and distalization geometry, which may affect functional outcomes. The purpose was to determine the effect of RSA lateralization and distalization on final functional outcomes by using the "lateralization shoulder angle" (LSA) and the "distalization shoulder angle" (DSA). METHODS: Forty-six consecutive patients who underwent RSA for cuff tear arthropathy were retrospectively evaluated...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602084/a-comprehensive-lc-ms-ms-method-validation-for-the-quantitative-investigation-of-37-fingerprint-phytochemicals-in-achillea-species-a-detailed-examination-of-a-coarctata-and-a-monocephala
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Mustafa Abdullah Yilmaz, Abdulselam Ertas, Ismail Yener, Mehmet Akdeniz, Oguz Cakir, Muhammed Altun, Ibrahim Demirtas, Mehmet Boga, Hamdi Temel
The current study aims to optimize and validate a comprehensive LC-MS/MS method for the quantification of 37 phytochemicals (15 phenolic acids, 17 flavonoids, 3 non-phenolic organic acids, 1 phenolic aldehyde and 1 benzopyrene) in Achillea species. Though Achillea species were chosen as real life samples, the current method is applicable to a wide range of plant species. The developed method was fully validated in terms of linearity, accuracy (recovery), inter-day and intra-day precision (repeatability), limits of detection and quantification (LOD/LOQ) and relative standard uncertainty (U% at 95% confidence level (k = 2))...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29557581/unilateral-pulmonary-hypoplasia-in-an-adult-patient
#5
Dimitrios Papadopoulos, Panagiotis Misthos, Maria Chorti, Vlasios Skopas, Alexandra Nakou, Napoleon Karagianidis, Achilleas Lioulias, Vasiliki Filaditaki
Pulmonary hypoplasia (PH) is a developmental anomaly of the lung parenchyma, characterized by a decrease in the number and size of airways, alveoli and vessels. We present a case of a 31-year-old patient with a history of chronic productive cough and frequent respiratory infections, who was referred for investigation of abnormal chest x-ray. The combination of chest computed tomography (CT) and bronchoscopy set the diagnosis of left pulmonary hypoplasia and the patient was treated surgically with a left pneumonectomy...
January 29, 2018: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29552803/cervical-cancer-in-the-work-of-the-unconventional-samuel-pozzi-1846-1918-pioneer-of-modern-gynaecology
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Marianna Karamanou, Achilleas Drogosis, Nikolaos Salakos, Kostas Markatos, Efthimios Deligeoroglou, George Androutsos
Advocate of Lister's antiseptic techniques, promoter of anesthesia, professor of the first chair of gynaecology in Medical School of Paris, academician, successful politician, art collector, friend and lover of the famous, Samuel Pozzi lived a fascinating life. His book "Treatise of clinical and surgical gynaecology" published in 1890 became the gold standard in medical practice while his approach in the treatment of cervical cancer, including cases of pregnant women, remained in vogue for almost fifty years...
January 2018: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546477/%C3%AE-amyloid-cytotoxicity-is-prevented-by-natural-achillolide-a
#7
Anat Elmann, Alona Telerman, Rivka Ofir, Yoel Kashman, Orly Lazarov
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent cause of dementia in adults. Current available drugs for AD transiently alleviate some of the symptoms, but do not modify the disease mechanism or cure it. Therefore, new drugs are desperately needed. Key contributors to AD are amyloid beta (Aβ)- and reactive oxygen species (ROS)-induced cytotoxicities. Plant-derived substances have been shown to affect various potential targets in various diseases including AD. Therefore, phytochemicals which can protect neuronal cells against these insults might help in preventing and treating this disease...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Natural Medicines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485537/is-screening-for-chlamydia-and-gonorrhea-in-men-who-have-sex-with-men-associated-with-reduction-of-the-prevalence-of-these-infections-a-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
#8
Achilleas Tsoumanis, Niel Hens, Chris Richard Kenyon
BACKGROUND: Neisseria gonorrhoeae (gonorrhea) could become untreatable in the near future. Indeed, while the treatment of symptomatic gonorrhea in core groups, such men who have sex with men (MSM), is crucial for gonorrhea control programs, screening for and treating asymptomatic gonorrhea/Chlamydia trachomatis(chlamydia) in MSM may contribute to antibiotic resistance in gonorrhea. In this systematic review we aim to assess if there is evidence that screening MSM for gonorrhea/chlamydia is associated with a decline in the prevalence of these infections...
February 26, 2018: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29470847/cryo-electron-tomography-analyses-of-terminal-organelle-mutants-suggest-the-motility-mechanism-of-mycoplasma-genitalium
#9
Anja Seybert, Luis Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Margot P Scheffer, Maria Lluch-Senar, Ana M Mariscal, Enrique Querol, Franziska Matthaeus, Jaume Piñol, Achilleas S Frangakis
The terminal organelle of Mycoplasma genitalium is responsible for bacterial adhesion, motility and pathogenicity. Localized at the cell tip, it comprises an electron-dense core that is anchored to the cell membrane at its distal end and to the cytoplasm at its proximal end. The surface of the terminal organelle is also covered with adhesion proteins. We performed cellular cryo-electron tomography on deletion mutants of eleven proteins that are implicated in building the terminal organelle, in order to systematically analyse the ultrastructural effects...
February 22, 2018: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467042/effect-of-selected-plant-species-within-biodiverse-pasture-on-in-vitro-fatty-acid-biohydrogenation-and-tissue-fatty-acid-composition-of-lamb
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K E Kliem, A L Thomson, L A Crompton, D I Givens
The effect of botanical diversity on supply of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) to ruminants in vitro, and the fatty acid (FA) composition of muscle in lambs was investigated. Six plant species, commonly grown as part of UK herbal ley mixtures (Trifolium pratense, Lotus corniculatus, Achillea millefolium, Centaurea nigra, Plantago lanceolata and Prunella vulgaris), were assessed for FA profile, and in vitro biohydrogenation of constituent PUFA, to estimate intestinal supply of PUFA available for absorption by ruminants...
February 22, 2018: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29436543/stepwise-synthesis-characterization-dna-binding-properties-and-cytotoxicity-of-diruthenium-oligopyridine-compounds-conjugated-with-peptides
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Konstantinos Ypsilantis, John C Plakatouras, Manolis J Manos, Andreas Kourtellaris, Georgios Markopoulos, Evangelos Kolettas, Achilleas Garoufis
Although the interactions of oligopyridine ruthenium complexes with DNA have been widely studied, the biological activity of similar diruthenium oligopyridine complexes conjugated with peptides has not been investigated. Herein, we report the stepwise synthesis and characterization of diruthenium complexes with the general formula [(L a )Ru(tppz)Ru(L b )] n+ (tppz = 2,3,5,6-tetra(2-pyridyl)pyrazine, L a = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine or 4-phenyl-2,2':6',2''-terpyridine and L b = 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine-4'-CO(Gly 1 -Gly 2 -Gly 3 -LysCONH 2 ) (5), (6), n = 5; 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine-4'-CO(Gly 1 -Gly 2 -Lys 1 -Lys 2 CONH 2 ) (7), (8), n = 6; 2,2':6',2''-terpyridine-4'-CO(Ahx-Lys 1 Lys 2 CONH 2 ) (9), (10), n = 5, Ahx = 6-aminohexanoic acid)...
February 13, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415021/exploratory-palynological-studies-at-the-tell-el-daba-a-avaris-archaeological-site
#12
Mohamed F Azzazy
A palynological study of samples collected from the Tell el-Daba'a (Avaris) archaeological site, the capital of the Hyksos located in the Northeastern Nile Delta, Egypt, was conducted. A range of samples were analyzed for pollen content: mudbricks from tomb walls dating from the Middle (cal. 2124-1778 BC) and New Kingdom ages (cal. 1550-1750 BC), kitchen remains dating from the Middle Kingdom, kitchen middens from the 19th Dynasty (cal. 1750-1058 BC), and tomb offering jars from the Late Period (cal.1000-600 BC)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29387992/smer28-is-a-mtor-independent-small-molecule-enhancer-of-autophagy-that-protects-mouse-bone-morrow-and-liver-against-radiotherapy
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Michael I Koukourakis, Alexandra Giatromanolaki, Konstantina Fylaktakidou, Efthimios Sivridis, Christos E Zois, Dimitra Kalamida, Achilleas Mitrakas, Stamatia Pouliliou, Ilias V Karagounis, Konstantinos Simopoulos, David J P Ferguson, Adrian L Harris
Effective cytoprotectors that are selective for normal tissues could decrease radiotherapy and chemotherapy sequelae and facilitate the safe administration of higher radiation doses. This could improve the cure rates of radiotherapy for cancer patients. Autophagy is a cytoplasmic cellular process that is necessary for the clearance of damaged or aged proteins and organelles. It is a strong determinant of post-irradiation cell fate. In this study, we investigated the effect of the mTOR-independent small molecule enhancer of autophagy (SMER28) on mouse liver autophagy and post-irradiation recovery of mouse bone marrow and liver...
January 31, 2018: Investigational New Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381490/comparison-of-the-effect-of-the-antiandrogen-apalutamide-arn-509-versus-bicalutamide-on-the-androgen-receptor-pathway-in-prostate-cancer-cell-lines
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Michael I Koukourakis, Christos Kakouratos, Dimitra Kalamida, Achilleas Mitrakas, Stamatia Pouliliou, Erasmia Xanthopoulou, Evdokia Papadopoulou, Virginia Fasoulaki, Alexandra Giatromanolaki
Apalutamide (ARN-509) is an antiandrogen that binds selectively to androgen receptors (AR) and does not show antagonist-to-agonist switch like bicalutamide. We compared the activity of ARN versus bicalutamide on prostate cancer cell lines. The 22Rv1, PC3, and DU145 cell lines were used to study the effect of ARN and bicalutamide on the expression cytoplasmic/nuclear kinetics of AR, AR-V7 variant, phosphorylated AR, as well as the levels of the AR downstream proteins prostate-specific antigen and TMPRSS2, under exposure to testosterone and/or hypoxia...
January 29, 2018: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29361029/the-pros-and-cons-of-the-pros
#15
Achilleas Thoma, Felmont F Eaves
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29359661/colchicine-pharmacokinetics-and-mechanism-of-action
#16
Christos Angelidis, Zoi Kotsialou, Charalampos Kossyvakis, Agathi-Rosa Vrettou, Achilleas Zacharoulis, Fotios Kolokathis, Vasilios Kekeris, Georgios Giannopoulos
Colchicine is a tricyclic, lipid-soluble alkaloid derived from the plant of the Lily family Colchicum autumnale, sometimes called the "autumn crocus". It is predominantly metabolized in the gastrointestinal tract. Two proteins, P-glycoprotein (P-gp) and CYP3A4 seem to play a pivotal role, governing its pharmacokinetic. The commonest side effects are gastrointestinal (nausea, vomiting and particularly dose-related-diarrhea) occurring in 5-10% of patients. Colchicine exerts its unique action mainly through inhibition of microtubule polymerization...
January 22, 2018: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354474/long-head-of-the-biceps-as-a-suitable-available-local-tissue-autograft-for-superior-capsular-reconstruction-the-chinese-way
#17
Achilleas Boutsiadis, Shiyi Chen, Chunyan Jiang, Hubert Lenoir, Philippe Delsol, Johannes Barth
Massive irreparable rotator cuff tears remain a challenging condition during daily clinical practice. Irreversible fatty infiltration of muscles and excessive chronic retraction of tendons predispose to high failure rates of their surgical treatment. Superior capsular reconstruction with either fascia lata autograft or a dermal allograft patch is a newly described solution that could prevent superior humeral head migration and restore the anteroposterior shoulder muscle force couples. The purpose of this article is to propose a technical modification of superior capsular reconstruction using long head of the biceps tendon autograft...
October 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324993/the-pros-and-cons-of-the-pros
#18
Achilleas Thoma, Felmont F Eaves
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321920/impact-of-medial-to-lateral-vs-lateral-to-medial-approach-on-short-term-and-cancer-related-outcomes-in-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#19
Anwar Hussain, Fahad Mahmood, Andrew W Torrance, Achilleas Tsiamis
Background: Laparoscopic surgery is the favoured method of colorectal cancer resections. It is surgeon expertise and discretion to choose whether to mobilize colon lateral-to-medial or medial-to-lateral. We aim to identify the advantage of one approach over the other in short-term and cancerrelated outcomes. Methods: A retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database of all laparoscopic colorectal resections with curative-intent, in a single unit, from March 2013 to October 2014...
February 2018: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318564/strategies-to-target-matrix-metalloproteinases-as-therapeutic-approach-in-cancer
#20
Zoi Piperigkou, Dimitra Manou, Konstantina Karamanou, Achilleas D Theocharis
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of zinc-dependent endopeptidases that are capable of degrading numerous extracellular matrix (ECM) components thus participating in physiological and pathological processes. Apart from the remodeling of ECM, they affect cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions and are implicated in the development and progression of various diseases such as cancer. Numerous studies have demonstrated that MMPs evoke epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) of cancer cells and affect their signaling, adhesion, migration and invasion to promote cancer cell aggressiveness...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
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