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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149700/protective-role-of-biosynthesized-silver-nanoparticles-against-early-blight-disease-in-solanum-lycopersicum
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Madhuree Kumari, Shipra Pandey, Arpita Bhattacharya, Aradhana Mishra, C S Nautiyal
Tomato suffers a huge loss every year because of early blight disease. This study focuses on efficient inhibition of Alternaria solani, the causative agent of early blight disease in tomato in vitro and in vivo. Foliar spray of 5 μg/mL of biosynthesized silver nanoparticles in A. solani infected plants resulted in significant increase of 32.58% in fresh weight and 23.52% in total chlorophyll content of tomato as compared to A. solani infected plants. A decrease of 48.57, 30, 39.59 and 28.57% was observed in fungal spore count, lipid peroxidation, proline content and superoxide dismutase respectively in infected tomato plants after treatment with synthesized silver nanoparticles as compared to A...
November 10, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145894/inositol-in-the-management-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-imagen-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Sophie E Rowbotham, Jenna L Pinchbeck, Georgina Anderson, Bernie Bourke, Michael Bourke, T Christian Gasser, Rene Jaeggi, Jason S Jenkins, Corey S Moran, Susan K Morton, Christopher M Reid, Ramesh Velu, Lisan Yip, Joseph V Moxon, Jonathan Golledge
BACKGROUND: An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a focal dilation of the abdominal aorta and is associated with a risk of fatal rupture. Experimental studies suggest that myo-inositol may exert beneficial effects on AAAs through favourable changes to biological pathways implicated in AAA pathology. The aim of the Inositol in the MAnaGemENt of abdominal aortic aneurysm (IMAGEN) trial is to assess if myo-inositol will reduce AAA growth. METHODS/DESIGN: IMAGEN is a multi-centre, prospective, parallel-group, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...
November 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145720/phospholipase-d-and-its-essential-role-in-cancer
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Ju Hwan Cho, Joong-Soo Han
The role of Phospholipase D (PLD) in cancer development and management has been a major area of interest for researchers. The purpose of this mini-review is to explore PLD and its distinct role during chemotherapy including anti-apoptotic function. PLD is an enzyme that belongs to the phospholipase super family and is found in a broad range of organisms such as viruses, yeast, bacteria, animals, and plants. The function and activity of PLD are widely dependent on and regulated by neurotransmitters, hormones, small monomeric GTPases, and lipids...
November 16, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145552/association-between-perceived-barriers-to-diabetes-self-management-and-diabetic-retinopathy-in-asian-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ryan Eyn Kidd Man, Eva K Fenwick, Alfred Tau Liang Gan, Charumathi Sabanayagam, Preeti Gupta, Amudha Aravindhan, Tien Yin Wong, Gavin Siew Wei Tan, Ecosse L Lamoureux
Importance: A patient's perceived barriers to diabetes self-management (DSM) may affect his or her risk of diabetic retinopathy (DR); however, few studies have examined this association. Objective: To examine the association between perceived barriers to DSM and the severity spectrum of DR in Asian patients with type 2 diabetes. Design, Setting, and Participants: A cross-sectional clinic-based study, the Singapore Diabetes Management Project, was conducted from December 28, 2010, to March 20, 2013, at the Singapore National Eye Centre, a tertiary eye care institute...
November 16, 2017: JAMA Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143876/deregulation-of-genes-associated-with-alternate-drug-resistance-mechanisms-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Kalpana Sriraman, Kayzad Nilgiriwala, Dhananjaya Saranath, Anirvan Chatterjee, Nerges Mistry
Alternate mechanisms of drug resistance involving intrinsic defense pathways play an important role in development of drug resistance. Deregulation of drug efflux, cellular metabolism, and DNA repair have been indicated to have effect on drug tolerance and persistence. Here we chose eight genes from these pathways to investigate their association with development of multidrug resistance (MDR). We generated mono drug resistant and MDR strains of rifampicin and isoniazid and examined the differential expression of genes belonging to efflux, DNA repair and cell wall lipid synthesis pathways...
November 16, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142578/food-exchange-list-and-dietary-management-of-non-communicable-diseases-in-cultural-perspective
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REVIEW
Mahnaz Nasir Khan, Samia Kalsoom, Ayyaz Ali Khan
This review focuses at highlighting the importance of Food Exchange List in cultural perspective, as an effective dietary tool to help individuals' manage their dietary modifications in relation to non communicable diseases whilst specifying measures that can help improve the quality of Food Exchange Lists for combating various non communicable diseases and addressing adherence related issues to specialized diets. A search was done using PubMed & Google Scholar till June 2016. Search terms used were food exchange list AND disease, diet AND non-communicable diseases...
September 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142430/topical-delivery-of-withania-somnifera-crude-extracts-in-niosomes-and-solid-lipid-nanoparticles
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Tawona N Chinembiri, Minja Gerber, Lissinda H du Plessis, Jan L du Preez, Josias H Hamman, Jeanetta du Plessis
Background: Withania somnifera is a medicinal plant native to India and is known to have anticancer properties. It has been investigated for its anti-melanoma properties, and since melanoma presents on the skin, it is prudent to probe the use of W. somnifera in topical formulations. To enhance topical drug delivery and to allow for controlled release, the use of niosomes and solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) as delivery vesicles were explored. Objective: The objective of this study is to determine the stability and topical delivery of W...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142389/bioactive-constituents-radical-scavenging-and-antibacterial-properties-of-the-leaves-and-stem-essential-oils-from-peperomia-pellucida-l-kunth
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Sunday O Okoh, Benson C Iweriebor, Omobola O Okoh, Anthony I Okoh
Background: Peperomia pellucida is an annual herbaceous ethnomedicinal plant used in the treatment of a variety of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in the Amazon region. Objective: The study aimed at profiling the bioactive constituents of the leaves and stem essential oils (LEO and SEO) of P. pellucida, their in vitro antibacterial and radical scavenging properties as probable lead constituents in the management of oxidative stress and infectious diseases...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142280/mild-heat-induces-a-distinct-eustress-response-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells-but-does-not-induce-heat-shock-protein-synthesis
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Begüm Peksel, Imre Gombos, Mária Péter, László Vigh, Ádám Tiszlavicz, Mario Brameshuber, Gábor Balogh, Gerhard J Schütz, Ibolya Horváth, László Vigh, Zsolt Török
The current research on cellular heat stress management focuses on the roles of heat shock proteins (HSPs) and the proteostasis network under severe stress conditions. The mild, fever-type stress and the maintenance of membrane homeostasis are less well understood. Herein, we characterized the acute effect of mild, fever-range heat shock on membrane organization, and HSP synthesis and localization in two mammalian cell lines, to delineate the role of membranes in the sensing and adaptation to heat. A multidisciplinary approach combining ultrasensitive fluorescence microscopy and lipidomics revealed the molecular details of novel cellular "eustress", when cells adapt to mild heat by maintaining membrane homeostasis, activating lipid remodeling, and redistributing chaperone proteins...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141535/sln-and-nlc-encapsulating-antifungal-agents-skin-drug-delivery-and-their-unexplored-potential-for-treating-onychomycosis
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Tais Gratieri, Anna Paula Krawczyk-Santos, Priscila Bianca Rodrigues da Rocha, Marcilio Cunha-Filho, Guilherme Martins Gelfuso, Ricardo Neves Marreto, Stephania Fleury Taveira
BACKGROUND: Lipid nanoparticles have been extensively studied for drug delivery of antifungal drugs, especially for dermatophytosis treatments. They can accumulate in skin appendages and release drugs in a controlled manner and also increase skin moisture, due to the formation of an occlusive film. Since moisture heavily influences nail and skin permeability, these systems seem to pose great potential for antifungal drug delivery. METHODS: We therefore compare skin and nail physiopathological structure and discuss the potential use of lipid nanoparticles in managing skin and nail mycoses, highlighting their unexplored use in onychomycosis...
November 14, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141467/oxidative-stress-biomarkers-in-amniotic-fluid-of-pregnant-women-with-hypothyroidism
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Tanja R Novakovic, Zana C Dolicanin, Natasa Z Djordjevic
PURPOSE: Hypothyroidism in pregnancy is the serious state that may lead to fetal morbidity and mortality. Oxidative stress biomarkers in the amniotic fluid can provide important information on the health, development and maturation of the fetus during pregnancy. In this study, we examined whether maternal hypothyroidism contributes to increased oxidative stress biomarkers in the amniotic fluid during the first trimester of pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was conducted on healthy pregnant women and pregnant women with hypothyroidism (gestational age: 16-18 weeks)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136945/mitochondria-protection-as-a-mechanism-underlying-the-hepatoprotective-effects-of-glycine-in-cholestatic-mice
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Reza Heidari, Vahid Ghanbarinejad, Hamidreza Mohammadi, Asrin Ahmadi, Mohammad Mehdi Ommati, Narges Abdoli, Fatemeh Aghaei, Athena Esfandiari, Negar Azarpira, Hossein Niknahad
Cholestasis is the stoppage of bile flow which could lead to serious clinical complications if not managed. Cytotoxic bile acids are involved in the pathogenesis of liver injury during cholestasis. There are no promising pharmacological interventions against cholestasis and its associated complications. This study examined the impact of glycine supplementation on liver mitochondria as a major target of bile acids-induced toxicity during cholestasis. Mice underwent BDL operation and received glycine (0.25% and 1% w:v in drinking water)...
November 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136331/risk-factor-management-in-a-contemporary-australian-population-at-increased-cardiovascular-disease-risk
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D J Campbell, J M Coller, F F Gong, M McGrady, D L Prior, U Boffa, L Shiel, D Liew, R Wolfe, A J Owen, H Krum, C M Reid
BACKGROUND: Effective management of cardiovascular and chronic kidney disease risk factors offers longer, healthier lives and savings in health care. We examined risk factor management in participants of the SCReening Evaluation of the Evolution of New Heart Failure (SCREEN-HF) study, a self-selected population at increased cardiovascular disease risk recruited from members of a health insurance fund in Melbourne and Shepparton, Australia. METHODS: Inclusion criteria were age ≥60 years with one or more of self-reported ischaemic or other heart disease, irregular or rapid heart rhythm, cerebrovascular disease, renal impairment, or treatment for hypertension or diabetes for ≥2 years...
November 14, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133580/successful-downstaging-of-locally-recurrent-penile-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-neoadjuvant-nanosomal-docetaxel-lipid-suspension-ndls-based-regimen-followed-by-curative-surgery
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Sameer Gupta, Shashi Singh Pawar, Deepak Bunger
Penile squamous cell carcinoma (pSCC) is a relatively rare disease in Western world but is a significant health problem in developing countries like India. We report here a case of successful multimodality management of recurrent pSCC with pelvic lymphadenopathy in a 56-year-old male patient with poorly controlled diabetes. The patient presented with ulceroproliferative growth over the residual penile stump clinically involving root of penis and with right pelvic lymphadenopathy. The patient had a history of partial penectomy done elsewhere 20 months ago...
November 12, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131014/early-nutrition-and-growth-until-the-corrected-age-of-2-years-in-extremely-preterm-infants
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Henni Hiltunen, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Erika Isolauri, Samuli Rautava
BACKGROUND: Extremely preterm birth is associated with a high risk of extrauterine growth retardation, which has been linked with adverse developmental outcomes. OBJECTIVE: We investigated whether nutritional management during the first 7 days of life affects growth patterns until the corrected age of 2 years in extremely preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of 78 extremely preterm (<28 weeks' gestation) neonates was conducted...
November 10, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129260/lipid-management-in-contemporary-community-practice-results-from-the-provider-assessment-of-lipid-management-palm-registry
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Ann Marie Navar, Tracy Y Wang, Shuang Li, Jennifer G Robinson, Anne C Goldberg, Salim Virani, Veronique L Roger, Peter W F Wilson, Joseph Elassal, L Veronica Lee, Eric D Peterson
BACKGROUND: The latest cholesterol guidelines have shifted focus from achieving low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) targets toward statin use and intensity guided by atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) risk. METHODS: Statin use and intensity were evaluated in 5,905 statin-eligible primary or secondary prevention patients from 138 PALM Registry practices. RESULTS: Overall, 74.7% of eligible adults were on statins; only 42...
November 2017: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128682/randomized-double-masked-trial-of-eyelid-cleansing-treatments-for-blepharitis
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Justin Sung, Michael T M Wang, Sang H Lee, Isabella M Y Cheung, Salim Ismail, Trevor Sherwin, Jennifer P Craig
PURPOSE: To compare the efficacy of a dedicated eyelid cleanser and diluted baby shampoo in the management of blepharitis. METHODS: Forty-three participants with clinical blepharitis signs were enrolled in a prospective, randomized, double-masked, paired-eye trial. A dedicated eyelid cleanser (TheraTears(®) SteriLid(®)) was applied to the eyelids of one eye (randomized) and diluted baby shampoo (Johnson's(®) No More Tears(®)) to the fellow eye, twice daily for 4 weeks...
November 8, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127566/monitoring-and-treating-metabolic-abnormalities-in-patients-with-early-psychosis-initiated-on-antipsychotic-medications
#18
Kevin M Bozymski, Jessica A Whitten, Mary E Blair, Ashley M Overley, Carol A Ott
Antipsychotic medications carry an established lifetime risk of metabolic syndrome. This retrospective chart review evaluated feasibility of a metabolic monitoring clinical decision support tool (CDST) for weight, lipid, blood glucose, and blood pressure management of 163 clients in an early psychosis outpatient clinic over 2 years. Each parameter had at least 98 (60.1%) clients with a recorded value, the most being documented for weight with 112 (68.7%) clients. CDST adherence ranged from at least 54.3-100% for non-pharmacologic interventions (e...
November 11, 2017: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125476/adrenalectomy-was-recommended-for-patients-with-subclinical-cushing-s-syndrome-due-to-adrenal-incidentaloma
#19
Dong Wang, Zhi-Gang Ji, Han-Zhong Li, Yu-Shi Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether adrenalectomy may improve biochemical and metabolic impairment for patients with subclinical Cushing syndrome (SCS) due to adrenal incidentaloma (AI) compared with conservative management. METHODS: A total of 87 patients with SCS due to AI in Peking Union Medical College Hospital between September 2011 and January 2016 have been treated. Forty-eight patients underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy (operative group), whereas 39 were managed conservatively (control group)...
October 31, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123854/local-anesthetic-toxicity-acute-and-chronic-management
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REVIEW
Kenichi Sekimoto, Masaru Tobe, Shigeru Saito
Local anesthetics are commonly used medicines in clinical settings. They are used for pain management during minor interventional treatments, and for postoperative care after major surgeries. Cocaine is the well-known origin of local anesthetics, and the drug and related derivatives have long history of clinical usage for more than several centuries. Although illegal use of cocaine and its abuse are social problem in some countries, other local anesthetics are safely and effectively used in clinics and hospitals all over the world...
April 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
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