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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436362/comparative-analysis-of-anticipated-pain-versus-experienced-pain-in-patients-undergoing-office-vasectomy
#1
James Furr, Ryan Baker, Quy Pham, Puneet Sindhwani
INTRODUCTION: Advances in vasectomy technique have minimized patient discomfort; however fear of pain remains a primary concern. The objective is to determine how the anticipation of pain associated with vasectomy compares with patient's actual intraoperative experienced pain levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of patients undergoing clinic vasectomy was analyzed. Using visual analog pain scale patients were asked to rate their anticipated pain score (APS) pre-procedure and then an experienced pain score (EPS) post-procedure...
April 2017: Canadian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435136/chitosan-enhances-nanoparticle-delivery-from-the-reproductive-tract-to-target-draining-lymphoid-organs
#2
Jaehyung Park, Renuka Ramanathan, Linhchi Pham, Kim A Woodrow
To prime adaptive immune responses from the female reproductive tract (FRT), particulate antigens must be transported to draining lymph nodes (dLNs) since there are no local organized lymphoid structures equivalent to those found in the respiratory or gastrointestinal tracts. However, little is known about how to safely and effectively navigate successive barriers to transport such as crossing the epithelium and gaining access to migratory cells and lymphatic drainage that provide entry into dLNs. Here, we demonstrate that intravaginal pre-treatment with chitosan significantly facilitates translocation of nanoparticles (NPs) across the multilayered vaginal epithelium to target dLNs...
April 20, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435085/adolescent-changes-in-hindbrain-noradrenergic-a2-neurons-in-male-rats
#3
Laurie Pham, Madelyn R Baker, Ziasmin Shahanoor, Russell D Romeo
During adolescence, the increased susceptibility to stress-related dysfunctions (e.g., anxiety, drug use, obesity) may be influenced by changes in the hormonal stress response mediated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. We have previously reported that restraint stress leads to significantly prolonged HPA responses in pre-adolescent compared to adult rats. Further, pre-adolescent animals exposed to restraint show greater levels of neural activation than adults in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN), a key nucleus integrating information from brain regions that coordinate HPA responses...
April 20, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434809/real-world-performance-of-the-new-us-hiv-testing-algorithm-in-medical-settings
#4
Kara G Marson, Robert Marlin, Phong Pham, Stephanie E Cohen, Diane Jones, Marguerite Roemer, Philip J Peters, Barbara Haller, Christopher D Pilcher
BACKGROUND: Our medical center laboratory recently adapted its 24/7, two-hourly testing program to use an ARCHITECT-Multispot-viral load (AR-MS-VL) algorithm in place of a previous rapid test-immunofluorescence (RT-IF) algorithm. OBJECTIVES: We evaluated screening test performance, acute case detection, turnaround time and ability to resolve HIV status under the new algorithm. STUDY DESIGN: We considered consecutive HIV tests from January to November 2015...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433470/daily-supplementation-of-dietary-protein-improves-the-metabolic-effects-of-glp-1-based-pharmacotherapy-in-lean-and-obese-rats
#5
Elizabeth G Mietlicki-Baase, Kieran Koch-Laskowski, Lauren E McGrath, Joanna Krawczyk, Tram Pham, Rinzin Lhamo, David J Reiner, Matthew R Hayes
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is an incretin hormone released from intestinal L-cells in response to food entering into the gastrointestinal tract. GLP-1-based pharmaceuticals improve blood glucose regulation and reduce feeding. Specific macronutrients, when ingested, may trigger GLP-1 secretion and enhance the effects of systemic sitagliptin, a pharmacological inhibitor of DPP-IV (an enzyme that rapidly degrades GLP-1). In particular, macronutrient constituents found in dairy foods may act as potent secretagogues for GLP-1, and acute preclinical trials show that ingestion of dairy protein may represent a promising adjunct behavioral therapy in combination with sitagliptin...
April 19, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432730/assessment-of-voluntary-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-with-cine-imaging-for-breast-radiotherapy
#6
Reuben Patrick Estoesta, Lani Attwood, Diana Naehrig, Elizabeth Claridge-Mackonis, David Odgers, Darren Martin, Melissa Pham, Joanne Toohey, Susan Carroll
Deep Inspiration Breath-Hold (DIBH) techniques for breast cancer radiation therapy (RT) have reduced cardiac dose compared to Free Breathing (FB). Recently, a voluntary deep inspiration breath-hold (vDIBH) technique was established using in-room lasers and skin tattoos to monitor breath-hold. An in-house quality assessment of positional reproducibility during RT delivery with vDIBH in patients with left-sided breast cancer was evaluated. The electronic portal imaging device (EPID) was used in cinematographic (CINE) mode to capture a sequence of images during beam delivery...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432188/magnetic-resonance-neurography-visualizes-abnormalities-in-sciatic-and-tibial-nerves-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-and-neuropathy
#7
Michael Vaeggemose, Mirko Pham, Steffen Ringgaard, Hatice Tankisi, Niels Ejskjaer, Sabine Heiland, Per L Poulsen, Henning Andersen
This study evaluates whether diffusion-tensor-imaging MR-Neurography (DTI-MRN), T2-relaxation-time and proton-spin-density can detect and grade neuropathic abnormalities in patients with type 1 diabetes.Forty-nine patients with type 1 diabetes (11 with severe polyneuropathy (sDPN), 13 with mild polyneuropathy (mDPN) and 25 without polyneuropathy (nDPN)) and 30 healthy controls (HC) were included. Clinical examinations, nerve-conduction-studies and vibratory-perception-thresholds determined the presence and severity of DPN...
April 21, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429916/opportunities-and-barriers-to-public-health-nutrition-education-in-vietnamese-universities
#8
Quynh Th Pham, Anthony Worsley, Mark Lawrence, Bernie Marshall
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A core challenge for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in combating the negative effects of the nutrition transition is to implement appropriate prevention strategies to halt the increasing prevalence of obesity and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), against a background of prevailing under nutrition. There have been several proposals for the enhancement of university nutrition education for future health and related professionals who are expected to communicate knowledge of health risks to the broad community...
May 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429296/diurnal-changes-in-transcript-and-metabolite-levels-during-the-iron-deficiency-response-of-rice
#9
Jamie Selby-Pham, Adrian Lutz, Laura T Moreno-Moyano, Berin A Boughton, Ute Roessner, Alexander A T Johnson
BACKGROUND: Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is highly susceptible to iron (Fe) deficiency due to low secretion levels of the mugineic acid (MA) family phytosiderophore (PS) 2'-deoxymugineic acid (DMA) into the rhizosphere. The low levels of DMA secreted by rice have proved challenging to measure and, therefore, the pattern of DMA secretion under Fe deficiency has been less extensively studied relative to other graminaceous monocot species that secrete high levels of PS, such as barley (Hordeum vulgare L...
December 2017: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425558/real-time-temperature-monitoring-with-fiber-bragg-grating-sensor-during-diffuser-assisted-laser-induced-interstitial-thermotherapy
#10
Ngot Thi Pham, Seul Lee Lee, Suhyun Park, Yong Wook Lee, Hyun Wook Kang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424975/etv-2-activated-proliferation-of-endothelial-cells-and-attenuated-acute-hindlimb-ischemia-in-mice
#11
Phuc Van Pham, Ngoc Bich Vu, Hoa Trong Nguyen, Thuy Thi-Thanh Dao, Ha Thi-Ngan Le, Lan Thi Phi, Oanh Thi-Kieu Nguyen, Ngoc Kim Phan
Ischemia is the reduction of blood flow to tissues by injury of blood vessels. Depending on the sites of tissues and grade of ischemia, ischemia can cause many serious complications. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of the E-twenty six (ETS) factor Ets variant 2 (ETV2) gene expression in angiogenesis and the effect of ETV2 gene therapy in a mouse model of hindlimb ischemia. The role of ETV2 on endothelial cell proliferation was evaluated in vitro. Knockdown of ETV2 expression was done using short hairpin RNA (shRNA) lentiviral viral particles...
April 19, 2017: In Vitro Cellular & Developmental Biology. Animal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424265/effects-of-altered-sialic-acid-biosynthesis-on-n-linked-glycan-branching-and-cell-surface-interactions
#12
Nam D Pham, Poh-Choo Pang, Soumya Krishnamurthy, Amberlyn M Wands, Paola Grassi, Anne Dell, Stuart M Haslam, Jennifer J Kohler
GNE myopathy is a rare muscle disorder associated with aging and is related to sporadic inclusion body myositis (sIBM), the most common acquired muscle disease of aging. While the cause of sIBM is unknown, GNE myopathy is associated with mutations in UDP-GlcNAc 2-epimerase/ManNAc kinase (GNE). GNE harbors two enzymatic activities required for biosynthesis of sialic acid in mammalian cells. Mutations to both GNE domains are linked to GNE myopathy. However, correlation between mutation-associated reductions in sialic acid production and disease severity is imperfect...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424257/an-animal-source-food-supplement-increases-micronutrient-intakes-and-iron-status-among-reproductive-age-women-in-rural-vietnam
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Andrew G Hall, Tu Ngu, Hoang T Nga, Phi N Quyen, Pham T Hong Anh, Janet C King
Background: Few studies have examined the impact of local animal-source foods (ASFs) on the nutritional status of reproductive-age women in developing countries.Objective: We hypothesized that a midmorning snack of local ASF for 6 mo would reduce dietary micronutrient deficiencies [usual intake less than the estimated average requirement (EAR)] and improve blood biomarkers of iron, zinc, and vitamins A and B-12 status among nonpregnant, reproductive-age women in rural Vietnam.Methods: One hundred seventeen women, 18-30 y old, were randomly assigned to receive either an ASF (mean: 144 kcal, 8...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422919/the-lung-rescue-unit-lru-does-a-dedicated-intensive-care-unit-for-veno-venous-extra-corporeal-membrane-oxygenation-vv-ecmo-improve-survival-to-discharge
#14
Jay Menaker, Katelyn Dolly, Raymond Rector, Joseph Kufera, Eugenia E Lee, Ali Tabatabai, Ronald P Rabinowitz, Zachary Kon, Pablo Sanchez, Si Pham, Daniel L Herr, James V O'Connor, Deborah M Stein, Thomas M Scalea
BACKGROUND: The use of veno-venous extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (VV ECMO) for acute respiratory failure/distress syndrome (ARF/ARDS) has increased since 2009. Specialized units for patients requiring VV ECMO are not standard and patients are often cohorted with other critically ill patients. The purpose of this study was to report the outcome of adult patients admitted in 2015 to the LRU, which, to our knowledge, is the first intensive care unit in the United States that has been specifically created to provide care for patients requiring VV ECMO...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422299/incorporation-of-pre-therapy-18-f-fdg-uptake-data-with-ct-texture-features-into-a-radiomics-model-for-radiation-pneumonitis-diagnosis
#15
Gregory J Anthony, Alexandra Cunliffe, Richard Castillo, Ngoc Pham, Thomas Guerrero, Samuel G Armato, Hania Al-Hallaq
PURPOSE: To determine whether the addition of standardized uptake value (SUV) from PET scans to CT lung texture features could improve a radiomics-based model of radiation pneumonitis (RP) diagnosis in patients undergoing radiotherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Anonymized data from 96 esophageal cancer patients (18 RP-positive cases of Grade ≥ 2) were collected including pre-therapy PET/CT scans, pre-/post-therapy diagnostic CT scans and RP status. Twenty texture features (first-order, fractal, Laws' filter and gray-level co-occurrence matrix) were calculated from diagnostic CT scans and compared in anatomically matched regions of the lung...
April 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422209/engineering-the-strongly-correlated-properties-of-bulk-ruddlesden-popper-transition-metal-oxides-via-self-doping
#16
Anh Pham, Sean Li
We demonstrate via first-principles calculations a novel method of tuning the electron-electron interactions in bulk oxide materials via controlling the cationic layer arrangement. Using the Ruddlesden-Popper oxides LaSrMnO4 and LaSrTiO4 as examples, our study demonstrates that a self-doping effect can be induced by changing the stacking of the neutral and charged cationic layers. It is believed that such a phenomenon is associated with different movements of apical oxygen atoms, resulting in diverse bandgaps, magnetism and orbital degrees of freedom in the same stoichiometric strongly-correlated material...
April 19, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422186/high-fat-diet-induces-systemic-b-cell-repertoire-changes-associated-with-insulin-resistance
#17
T D Pham, M H Y Chng, K M Roskin, K J L Jackson, K D Nguyen, J Glanville, J-Y Lee, E G Engleman, S D Boyd
The development of obesity-associated insulin resistance is associated with B-lymphocyte accumulation in visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and is prevented by B-cell ablation. To characterize potentially pathogenic B-cell repertoires in this disorder, we performed high-throughput immunoglobulin (Ig) sequencing from multiple tissues of mice fed high-fat diet (HFD) and regular diet (RD). HFD significantly changed the biochemical properties of Ig heavy-chain complementarity-determining region-3 (CDRH3) sequences, selecting for IgA antibodies with shorter and more hydrophobic CDRH3 in multiple tissues...
April 19, 2017: Mucosal Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421456/filling-the-void-a-review-of-intragastric-balloons-for-obesity
#18
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Patrick Laing, Tuan Pham, Linda Jo Taylor, John Fang
Endoscopic bariatric therapies are predicted to become much more widely used in North America for obese patients who are not candidates for bariatric surgery. Of all the endoscopic bariatric therapies, intragastric balloons (IGBs) have the greatest amount of clinical experience and published data supporting their use. Three IGBs are FDA approved and are now commercially available in the USA (Orbera, ReShape Duo, and Obalon) with others likely soon to follow. They are generally indicated for patients whose BMI ranges from 30 to 40 mg/kg(2) and who have failed to lose weight with diet and exercise...
April 18, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420753/the-kinase-tpl2-activates-erk-and-p38-signaling-to-promote-neutrophilic-inflammation
#19
Kate Senger, Victoria C Pham, Eugene Varfolomeev, Jason A Hackney, Cesar A Corzo, Jenna Collier, Vivian W C Lau, Zhiyu Huang, Kajal Hamidzhadeh, Patrick Caplazi, Ivan Peng, A Francesca Setiadi, Ross Francis, Andres Paler-Martinez, Youngsu C Kwon, Vladimir Ramirez-Carrozzi, Yonglian Sun, Patricia W Grigg, Merone Roose-Girma, Surinder Jeet, Kai H Barck, Anna Pham, Naruhisa Ota, Connie Ha, Jeremy Stinson, Joseph Guillory, Lucinda Tam, Zora Modrusan, Claire Emson, Brent S McKenzie, Michael J Townsend, Richard A D Carano, Søren Warming, Domagoj Vucic, Jason DeVoss, Wyne P Lee, Jennie R Lill, Ali A Zarrin
Tumor progression locus 2 (TPL2; also known as MAP3K8) is a mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) kinase kinase (MAP3K) that phosphorylates the MAPK kinases MEK1 and MEK2 (MEK1/2), which, in turn, activate the MAPKs extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 (ERK1) and ERK2 (ERK1/2) in macrophages stimulated through the interleukin-1 receptor (IL-1R), Toll-like receptors (TLRs), or the tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR). We describe a conserved and critical role for TPL2 in mediating the effector functions of neutrophils through the activation of the p38 MAPK signaling pathway...
April 18, 2017: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420710/reciprocal-proteasome-mediated-degradation-of-pifs-and-hfr1-underlying-photomorphogenic-development-in-arabidopsis
#20
Xiaosa Xu, Praveen Kumar Kathare, Vinh Ngoc Pham, Qingyun Bu, Andrew Nguyen, Enamul Huq
The phytochrome-mediated regulation of photomorphogenesis under red and far-red light conditions involves both positive and negatively acting factors. The positively acting factors (e.g., HY5/HFR1/LAF1 and others) are degraded in the dark to prevent photomorphogenesis. By contrast, the negatively acting factors (e.g., PIFs) are degraded in response to light to promote photomorphogenesis. Here we show that the negatively acting factor, PIF1 is also degraded in the dark by direct heterodimerization with the positively acting factor, HFR1...
April 18, 2017: Development
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