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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440093/turmeric-curcuma-longa-l-extract-may-prevent-the-deterioration-of-spatial-memory-and-the-deficit-of-estimated-total-number-of-hippocampal-pyramidal-cells-of-trimethyltin-exposed-rats
#1
Sapto Yuliani, Mustofa, Ginus Partadiredja
CONTEXT: Protection of neurons from degeneration is an important preventive strategy for dementia. Much of the dementia pathology implicates oxidative stress pathways. Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) contains curcuminoids which has anti-oxidative and neuro-protective effects. These effects are considered to be similar to those of citicoline which has been regularly used as one of standard medications for dementia. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at investigating the effects of turmeric rhizome extract on the hippocampus of trimethyltin (TMT)-treated Sprague-Dawley rats...
April 25, 2017: Drug and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436761/androgen-and-estrogen-shifts-in-men-before-and-after-bariatric-surgery-and-links-to-vitamins-and-trace-elements
#2
Alberto Rosenblatt, Joel Faintuch, Ivan Cecconello
Androgens and estrogens play a key role regarding sexual life and reproduction. Along with hypotestosteronemia, obese men exhibit a 2-fold increase in estradiol concentration, adversely infl uencing these parameters. Estrogens and adipokines also infl uence bone metabolism, exerting a direct effect on vitamin D, calcium homeostasis and bone health. Bariatric procedures normalize some sex hormones, and may reverse several obesity-related conditions. Estrogens levels may remain elevated postoperatively, and despite its protective effect on the skeleton, bariatric patients are more prone to fractures when compared to the general population...
April 24, 2017: International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research. Journal International de Vitaminologie et de Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436657/role-of-humic-acid-in-the-stability-of-ag-nanoparticles-in-sub-oxic-conditions
#3
Christopher J Milne, Dan J Lapworth, Daren C Gooddy, Christine N Elgy, Eugenia Valsami-Jones
Stability and temporal changes in size distributions have been observed for citrate- and polyvinylpyrrolidone- (PVP) capped silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), in the presence or absence of sulfide and natural organic matter (NOM - as humic acid), whilst under sub-oxic conditions. There were substantial differences in the influence of the two capping agents, with PVP-AgNPs showing few or no significant changes in apparent stability or particle size distribution under the conditions examined, whilst the apparent size distributions of citrate-capped AgNPs changed rapidly...
April 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428714/predictors-for-difficult-cecal-insertion-in-colonoscopy-the-impact-of-obesity-indices
#4
Soo Yun Moon, Byung Chang Kim, Dae Kyung Sohn, Kyung Su Han, Bun Kim, Chang Won Hong, Bum Joon Park, Kum Hei Ryu, Ji Hyung Nam
AIM: To identify the factors influencing cecal insertion time (CIT) and to evaluate the effect of obesity indices on CIT. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data for participants who received both colonoscopy and abdominal computed tomography (CT) from February 2008 to May 2008 as part of a comprehensive health screening program. Age, gender, obesity indices [body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip circumference ratio (WHR), waist circumference (WC), visceral adipose tissue (VAT) volume and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) volume on abdominal CT], history of prior abdominal surgery, constipation, experience of the colonoscopist, quality of bowel preparation, diverticulosis and time required to reach the cecum were analyzed...
April 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424858/electrochemical-simulation-of-biotransformation-reactions-of-citrinin-and-dihydroergocristine-compared-to-uv-irradiation-and-fenton-like-reaction
#5
Julia Keller, Hajo Haase, Matthias Koch
Mycotoxins occur widely in foodstuffs and cause a variety of mold-related health risks to humans and animals. Elucidation of the metabolic fate of mycotoxins and the growing number of newly discovered mycotoxins have enhanced the demand for fast and reliable simulation methods. The viability of electrochemistry coupled with mass spectrometry (EC/ESI-MS), Fenton-like oxidation, and UV irradiation for the simulation of oxidative phase I metabolism of the mycotoxins citrinin (CIT) and dihydroergocristine (DHEC) was investigated...
April 19, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424541/physician-s-recommendation-and-explanation-is-important-in-the-initiation-and-maintenance-of-allergen-immunotherapy
#6
Young-Hee Nam, Soo-Keol Lee
BACKGROUND: Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) is currently the only immune-modifying treatment for allergic disease. The clinical efficacy of AIT for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and bronchial asthma is well documented. However, many factors including inconvenience, cost, side effects, and adherence influence the initiation and persistence of AIT, and patients lack knowledge and have misconceptions about the treatment. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the knowledge, attitude, and satisfaction of patients who received AIT...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422979/correlation-of-egfr-or-kras-mutation-status-with-18f-fdg-uptake-on-pet-ct-scan-in-lung-adenocarcinoma
#7
Kazuya Takamochi, Kaoru Mogushi, Hideya Kawaji, Kota Imashimizu, Mariko Fukui, Shiaki Oh, Masayoshi Itoh, Yoshihide Hayashizaki, Weijey Ko, Masao Akeboshi, Kenji Suzuki
BACKGROUND: 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-glucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) is a functional imaging modality based on glucose metabolism. The correlation between EGFR or KRAS mutation status and the standardized uptake value (SUV) of 18F-FDG PET scanning has not been fully elucidated. METHODS: Correlations between EGFR or KRAS mutation status and clinicopathological factors including SUVmax were statistically analyzed in 734 surgically resected lung adenocarcinoma patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415998/effectiveness-of-current-policing-related-mental-health-interventions-in-england-and-wales-and-crisis-intervention-teams-as-a-future-potential-model-a-systematic-review
#8
Eddie Kane, Emily Evans, Farhad Shokraneh
BACKGROUND: Experiencing mental ill health adds a layer of complexity for individuals in touch with the justice system and for those responsible for working in the justice service with these individuals, such as frontline police officers. In England and Wales, there are three commonly used but not necessarily commonly designed or operated, mental health interventions associated with policing, Liaison and Diversion, Street Triage and specialist staff embedded in Police Contact Control Rooms...
April 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412271/impact-of-a-new-distal-attachment-on-colonoscopy-performance-in-an-academic-screening-center
#9
Zacharias P Tsiamoulos, Ravi Misra, Rajaratanam Rameshshanker, Timothy R Elliott, Iosif Beintaris, Siwan Thomas-Gibson, Adam Haycock, Noriko Suzuki, Colin Rees, Brian P Saunders
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Distal attachments placed on the colonoscope tip may positively affect performance by assisting insertion and polyp detection. The Endocuff-original appears to improve adenoma detection rate, but there are no data assessing the performance of the second generation Endocuff-vision. METHODS: A pilot service evaluation study (April-2013/September-2014) was conducted on patients with positive faecal occult blood tests within the National Bowel Cancer Programme during 3 consecutive periods: pre-cuff/no device used, during-cuff/device used and post-cuff/no device used...
April 12, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411324/determinants-of-social-competence-in-pediatric-brain-tumor-survivors-who-participated-in-an-intervention-study
#10
Maru Barrera, Eshetu G Atenafu, Fiona Schulte, Ute Bartels, Lillian Sung, Laura Janzen, Joanna Chung, Danielle Cataudella, Kelly Hancock, Amani Saleh, Douglas Strother, Dina McConnell, Andrea Downie, Juliette Hukin, Shayna Zelcer
PURPOSE: This prospective study describes disease/treatment, personal characteristics, and social/family contextual variables as risk and resilience factors that predict social competence in pediatric brain tumor survivors (PBTS). METHODS: Ninety-one PBTS (51% male, mean age 11.21 years, off-treatment, attending a regular classroom >50% of the time) participated. PBTS and their primary caregivers (proxy) completed the Social Skills Rating System (SSRS) to assess social competence at baseline, 2, and 8 months follow-up...
April 14, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410288/the-utility-of-the-combination-of-a-spect-study-with-123i-fp-cit-of-dopamine-transporters-and-123i-mibg-myocardial-scintigraphy-in-differentiating-parkinson-disease-from-other-degenerative-parkinsonian-syndromes
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Naoto Uyama, Hideki Otsuka, Takayoshi Shinya, Yoichi Otomi, Masafumi Harada, Wataru Sako, Yuishin Izumi, Ryuji Kaji, Yuya Watanabe, Satoru Takashi, Yamato Kunikane
OBJECTIVE: Molecular imaging of nigrostriatal dopamine transporters (DAT) and sympathetic cardiac innervation with single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) are useful tools for differentiating idiopathic Parkinson disease (PD) from other degenerative parkinsonian syndromes (non-PD). Nevertheless, these modalities are often insufficient for achieving a definite diagnosis. The aims of this study were to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the combination of these tools. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The SPECT radiotracers [I]-N-ω-fluoropropyl-2β-carbomethoxy-3β-(4-iodophenyl)-nortropane (FP-CIT) and meta-[I]-iodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) were used to research presynaptic dopaminergic projections (DAT SPECT) and myocardial adrenergic innervation (MIBG scintigraphy), respectively...
April 13, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402176/identification-of-bacterial-contaminants-from-calcium-carbonate-filler-production-lines-and-an-evaluation-of-biocide-based-decontamination-procedures
#12
Duško Odić, Jana Prah, Gorazd Avguštin
The aim of this study was to analyze the bacterial community in the production line of a calcium carbonate filler production company and to investigate possible causes for bacterial presence. Throughout 2012, 24 carbonate slurry and six groundwater samples were analyzed. Pseudomonas and Microbacterium were the most frequent contaminants in the slurry, whereas Pseudomonas and Brevundimonas dominated the groundwater samples. Of the 43 different bacterial strains isolated, only five were found both in the slurry and the groundwater, indicating that the latter was not a major source of contamination...
April 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400245/psychophysiological-correlates-of-the-misinformation-effect
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Katja Volz, Rainer Leonhart, Rudolf Stark, Dieter Vaitl, Wolfgang Ambach
The misinformation effect refers to memory impairment that arises after exposure to misleading information (Loftus, 2005, p. 361). The present study focuses on the peripheral psychophysiology of false memories induced in a misleading information paradigm. On the basis of Sokolov's orienting reflex and studies concerning the Concealed Information Test (CIT, Lykken, 1959), the main hypothesis assumes differences between true and false memories in terms of the accompanying autonomic measures. It also is assumed that a cued recall of original information preceding the recollection phase reduces misinformation effects...
April 8, 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399184/genetic-factors-influencing-frontostriatal-dysfunction-and-the-development-of-dementia-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Ismael Huertas, Silvia Jesús, Francisco Javier García-Gómez, José Antonio Lojo, Inmaculada Bernal-Bernal, Marta Bonilla-Toribio, Juan Francisco Martín-Rodriguez, David García-Solís, Pilar Gómez-Garre, Pablo Mir
The dual syndrome hypothesis for cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease (PD) establishes a dichotomy between a frontrostriatal dopamine-mediated syndrome, which leads to executive deficits, and a posterior cortical syndrome, which leads to dementia. Certain genes have been linked to these syndromes although the exact contribution is still controversial. The study's objective was to investigate the role of APOE, MAPT, COMT, SNCA and GBA genes in the dual syndromes. We genotyped APOE (rs429358 and rs7412), MAPT (rs9468), COMT (rs4680) and SNCA (rs356219) risk polymorphisms and sequenced GBA in a cohort of 298 PD patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391816/subject-based-discriminative-sparse-representation-model-for-detection-of-concealed-information
#15
Amir Akhavan, Mohammad Hassan Moradi, Safa Rafiei Vand
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The use of machine learning approaches in concealed information test (CIT) plays a key role in the progress of this neurophysiological field. In this paper, we presented a new machine learning method for CIT in which each subject is considered independent of the others. The main goal of this study is to adapt the discriminative sparse models to be applicable for subject-based concealed information test. METHODS: In order to provide sufficient discriminability between guilty and innocent subjects, we introduced a novel discriminative sparse representation model and its appropriate learning methods...
May 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389938/combined-visual-and-semi-quantitative-assessment-of-123-i-fp-cit-spect-for-the-diagnosis-of-dopaminergic-neurodegenerative-diseases
#16
Jun Ueda, Hajime Yoshimura, Keiji Shimizu, Megumu Hino, Nobuo Kohara
Visual and semi-quantitative assessments of (123)I-FP-CIT single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) are useful for the diagnosis of dopaminergic neurodegenerative diseases (dNDD), including Parkinson's disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy, and corticobasal degeneration. However, the diagnostic value of combined visual and semi-quantitative assessment in dNDD remains unclear. Among 239 consecutive patients with a newly diagnosed possible parkinsonian syndrome who underwent (123)I-FP-CIT SPECT in our medical center, 114 patients with a disease duration less than 7 years were diagnosed as dNDD with the established criteria or as non-dNDD according to clinical judgment...
April 7, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389687/advances-in-the-treatment-of-relapsed-refractory-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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REVIEW
C Shustik, I Bence-Bruckler, R Delage, C J Owen, C L Toze, S Coutre
Treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has advanced with the introduction of chemoimmunotherapy (CIT) agents that have improved the outcomes of frontline therapy. However, most treated patients will relapse and require subsequent therapy. This review focuses on recent advances in the treatment of relapsed or refractory CLL. Until recently, treatment options for relapsed CLL were of limited efficacy. Retreatment with fludarabine, cyclophosphamide, and rituximab (FCR) was recommended for patients with a durable response to first-line FCR, although acquired genetic aberrations, impaired marrow reserve, and comorbidities often made this suboptimal therapy for many patients...
April 7, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382589/age-related-effects-and-gender-differences-in-japanese-healthy-controls-for-123-i-fp-cit-spect
#18
Hideo Yamamoto, Shinichi Arimura, Atsushi Nakanishi, Yasushi Shimo, Yumiko Motoi, Koichi Ishiguro, Koji Murakami, Nobutaka Hattori, Shigeki Aoki
OBJECTIVE: Dopamine transporter (DAT) imaging with [(123)I]FP-CIT (DaTSCAN) is a widely used diagnostic tool for Parkinsonism and dementia. Since it was approved by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare in 2013, there have been no articles focusing on a Japanese normal population. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of aging and gender on DAT availability in Japanese people. METHODS: SPECT imaging of 30 healthy Japanese controls (17 males, 13 females; range 50-86 years, mean 70 years) was performed...
April 5, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381807/evaluation-of-the-effects-and-mechanism-of-l-citrulline-on-anti-obesity-by-appetite-suppression-in-obese-diabetic-kk-ay-mice-and-high-fat-diet-fed-sd-rats
#19
Maya Kudo, Hisae Yoshitomi, Maki Momoo, Shiori Suguro, Yoshie Yamagishi, Ming Gao
L-Citrulline (L-Cit), a free amino acid from watermelon, has effects on hypertension and anti-oxidization; however, there are few reports of effects related to obesity. This study investigated the effects and mechanism of L-Cit on anti-obesity in obese/diabetic KK-Ay mice and high-fat diet fed Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats. L-Cit induced significant reduction of food intake, body weight and fat tissue mass in obese/diabetic KK-Ay mice. Moreover, blood glucose level did not change but free fatty acid level and serum insulin level were significantly decreased by treatment with L-Cit, suggesting that L-Cit improved glucose and fatty metabolism in obesity model mice...
2017: Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375656/evidence-based-treatment-and-supervision-practices-for-co-occurring-mental-and-substance-use-disorders-in-the-criminal-justice-system
#20
Roger H Peters, M Scott Young, Elizabeth C Rojas, Claire M Gorey
BACKGROUND: Over seven million persons in the United States are supervised by the criminal justice system, including many who have co-occurring mental and substance use disorders (CODs). This population is at high risk for recidivism and presents numerous challenges to those working in the justice system. OBJECTIVES: To provide a contemporary review of the existing research and examine key issues and evidence-based treatment and supervision practices related to CODs in the justice system...
April 4, 2017: American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
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