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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731516/mir-181d-regulates-human-dendritic-cell-maturation-through-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
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Xian Wei Su, Gang Lu, Chi Kwan Leung, Qiang Liu, Yi Li, Kam Sze Tsang, Shi Dou Zhao, Danny Tat Ming Chan, Hsiang Fu Kung, Wai Sang Poon
OBJECTIVES: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are considered as the cellular regulators which post-transcriptionally modulate gene expression in diverse biological processes including cell development and immunity. In this study, we investigated functions of miR-181d in dendritic cells (DCs) maturation, and the underlying mechanisms were also explored. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Here we did the miRNA screening in human DCs in response to lipopolysaccharides (LPS) by quantitative real-time PCR (qRT-PCR)...
July 21, 2017: Cell Proliferation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731437/computerized-cognitive-screen-cocosc-a-self-administered-computerized-test-for-screening-for-cognitive-impairment-in-community-social-centers
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Adrian Wong, Ching-Hang Fong, Vincent Mok, Kam Tat Leung, Raymond Kai-Yu Tong
BACKGROUND: Computerized cognitive tests may serve as a preliminary, low-cost method to identify individuals with suspected cognitive impairment in the community. OBJECTIVE: To develop a self-administered computerized test, namely the "Computerized Cognitive Screen (CoCoSc), Hong Kong version", for screening of individuals with cognitive impairment (CI) in community settings. METHODS: The CoCoSc is a 15-min computerized cognitive screen covering memory, executive functions, orientation, attention and working memory, and prospective memory administered on a touchscreen computer...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729938/abnormal-resting-state-effective-connectivity-within-the-default-mode-network-in-major-depressive-disorder-a-spectral-dynamic-causal-modeling-study
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Liang Li, Baojuan Li, Yuanhan Bai, Wenlei Liu, Huaning Wang, Hoi-Chung Leung, Ping Tian, Linchuan Zhang, Fan Guo, Long-Biao Cui, Hong Yin, Hongbing Lu, Qingrong Tan
INTRODUCTION: Understanding the neural basis underlying major depressive disorder (MDD) is essential for the diagnosis and treatment of this mental disorder. Aberrant activation and functional connectivity of the default mode network (DMN) have been consistently found in patients with MDD. It is not known whether effective connectivity within the DMN is altered in MDD. OBJECTS: The primary object of this study is to investigate the effective connectivity within the DMN during resting state in MDD patients before and after eight weeks of antidepressant treatment...
July 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727581/perioperative-gabapentin-does-not-reduce-postoperative-delirium-in-older-surgical-patients-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Jacqueline M Leung, Laura P Sands, Ningning Chen, Christopher Ames, Sigurd Berven, Kevin Bozic, Shane Burch, Dean Chou, Kenneth Covinsky, Vedat Deviren, Sakura Kinjo, Joel H Kramer, Michael Ries, Bobby Tay, Thomas Vail, Philip Weinstein, Stacey Chang, Gabriela Meckler, Stacey Newman, Tiffany Tsai, Vanessa Voss, Emily Youngblom
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pain and opioid use are associated with postoperative delirium. We designed a single-center, randomized, placebo-controlled, parallel-arm, double-blinded trial to determine whether perioperative administration of gabapentin reduced postoperative delirium after noncardiac surgery. METHODS: Patients were randomly assigned to receive placebo (N = 347) or gabapentin 900 mg (N = 350) administered preoperatively and for the first 3 postoperative days...
July 20, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727543/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-radiogenomics-map-identifies-relationships-between-molecular-and-imaging-phenotypes-with-prognostic-implications
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Mu Zhou, Ann Leung, Sebastian Echegaray, Andrew Gentles, Joseph B Shrager, Kristin C Jensen, Gerald J Berry, Sylvia K Plevritis, Daniel L Rubin, Sandy Napel, Olivier Gevaert
Purpose To create a radiogenomic map linking computed tomographic (CT) image features and gene expression profiles generated by RNA sequencing for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Materials and Methods A cohort of 113 patients with NSCLC diagnosed between April 2008 and September 2014 who had preoperative CT data and tumor tissue available was studied. For each tumor, a thoracic radiologist recorded 87 semantic image features, selected to reflect radiologic characteristics of nodule shape, margin, texture, tumor environment, and overall lung characteristics...
July 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725975/supporting-sustainability-initiatives-through-biometeorology-education-and-training
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Michael J Allen, Jennifer Vanos, David M Hondula, Daniel J Vecellio, David Knight, Hamed Mehdipoor, Rebekah Lucas, Chris Fuhrmann, Hanna Lokys, Angela Lees, Sheila Tavares Nascimento, Andrew C W Leung, David R Perkins
The International Society of Biometeorology (ISB) has covered significant breadth and depth addressing fundamental and applied societal and environmental challenges in the last 60 years. Biometeorology is an interdisciplinary science connecting living organisms to their environment, but there is very little understanding of the existence and placement of this discipline within formal educational systems and institutions. It is thus difficult to project the ability of members of the biometeorological community-especially the biometeorologists of the future-to help solve global challenges...
July 19, 2017: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720981/cerebral-reorganization-in-subacute-stroke-survivors-after-virtual-reality-based-training-a-preliminary-study
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Xiang Xiao, Qiang Lin, Wai-Leung Lo, Yu-Rong Mao, Xin-Chong Shi, Ryan S Cates, Shu-Feng Zhou, Dong-Feng Huang, Le Li
BACKGROUND: Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a promising method for quantifying brain recovery and investigating the intervention-induced changes in corticomotor excitability after stroke. This study aimed to evaluate cortical reorganization subsequent to virtual reality-enhanced treadmill (VRET) training in subacute stroke survivors. METHODS: Eight participants with ischemic stroke underwent VRET for 5 sections per week and for 3 weeks. fMRI was conducted to quantify the activity of selected brain regions when the subject performed ankle dorsiflexion...
2017: Behavioural Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719540/clinical-predictors-of-the-risk-of-early-colectomy-in-ulcerative-colitis-a-population-based-study
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Ahmed Al-Darmaki, James Hubbard, Cynthia H Seow, Yvette Leung, Kerri Novak, Abdel Aziz Shaheen, Remo Panaccione, Gilaad G Kaplan
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) will require colectomy within a few years of diagnosis. Thus, our aim was to determine the clinical predictors of early colectomy among patients with UC who are hospitalized with an acute flare. METHODS: Using population-based surveillance (1996-2009), all adults (≥18 years) hospitalized for UC within 3 years of diagnosis (n = 489) were identified. The primary outcome was a colectomy within 3 years of diagnosis...
August 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719421/lifelong-estradiol-exposure-and-risk-of-depressive-symptoms-during-the-transition-to-menopause-and-postmenopause
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Wendy K Marsh, Joyce T Bromberger, Sybil L Crawford, Katherine Leung, Howard M Kravitz, John F Randolph, Hadine Joffe, Claudio N Soares
OBJECTIVE: Depression risk increases during the menopausal transition (MT) and initial postmenopausal years-both times of significant fluctuations of estrogen. Research to date provides limited support for the hypothesis that estrogen fluctuations play a role in the greater susceptibility to midlife depression. Importantly, not all women report depressive symptoms during the MT, and recent reports suggest that duration of exposure to estradiol throughout the adult years may also play a role in vulnerability to depression...
July 17, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719276/high-hepatitis-e-seroprevalence-among-displaced-persons-in-south-sudan
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Andrew S Azman, Malika Bouhenia, Anita S Iyer, John Rumunu, Richard Lino Laku, Joseph F Wamala, Isabel Rodriguez-Barraquer, Justin Lessler, Etienne Gignoux, Francisco J Luquero, Daniel T Leung, Emily S Gurley, Iza Ciglenecki
AbstractLarge protracted outbreaks of hepatitis E virus (HEV) have been documented in displaced populations in Africa over the past decade though data are limited outside these exceptional settings. Serological studies can provide insights useful for improving surveillance and disease control. We conducted an age-stratified serological survey using samples previously collected for another research study from 206 residents of an internally displaced person camp in Juba, South Sudan. We tested serum for anti-HEV antibodies (IgM and IgG) and estimated the prevalence of recent and historical exposure to the virus...
June 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718649/ensemble-and-single-particle-fluorescence-characterization-of-dye-labeled-cellulose-nanocrystals
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Tianyang Leng, Zygmunt J Jakubek, Mahyar Mazloumi, Alfred C W Leung, Linda J Johnston
Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) have been covalently labeled with both fluorescein and rhodamine and studied by a combination of UV-Vis absorption spectroscopy and ensemble and single molecule fluorescence spectroscopy. For all samples the fluorescence anisotropy and lifetimes were consistent with effects expected for covalently bound dye molecules. Low dye loading levels (~ 0.1 dye/particle) were estimated for the fluorescein-labeled CNC which coupled with the strong pH dependence make this a less suitable fluorophore for most applications...
July 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718286/functionalized-selenium-nanosystem-as-radiation-sensitizer-of-125i-seeds-for-precise-cancer-therapy
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Yahui Yang, Qiang Xie, Zhennan Zhao, Lizhen He, Leung Chan, Yingxiang Liu, Yongle Chen, Mingjun Bai, Tao Pan, Yanni Qu, Long Ling, Tianfeng Chen
Although radiotherapy has been extensively applied in cancer treatment, external beam radiation therapy is still difficult to avoid damage to adjacent normal tissues in the process of delivering a sufficient radiation dose to the tumor sites of patients. To overcome this limitation, chemoradiotherapy, as a combination of chemotherapy and radiotherapy of radioactive seed, has been proposed to decrease the damage for tumor surrounding tissues and enhance the radiosensitivity of solid tumors. In the study, we designed and synthesized folic acid-conjugated selenium nanoparticles (FA@SeNPs) as cancer-targeting agent, which could be synergistically enhanced by the radioactive 125I seeds to realize anticancer efficacy and inhibited colony formation ability...
July 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717774/role-of-oral-proficiency-on-reading-comprehension-within-language-and-cross-language-relationships
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Yuuko Uchikoshi, Lu Yang, Brandi Lohr, Genevieve Leung
This longitudinal study examined the role of oral proficiency, as measured with elicited narratives using a wordless picture book, Frog Where are You? (Meyer, 1969/1994), on English reading comprehension with a total of 102 English Language Learners (ELLs), including both Spanish and Cantonese speakers. Narrative samples were collected in the winter of first grade and reading skills were assessed on the same children one year later in second grade. Children were enrolled in either bilingual programs or mainstream programs...
November 2016: Lit Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715459/efficacy-of-abdominal-acupuncture-for-neck-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lai Fun Ho, Zhi Xiu Lin, Albert Wing Nang Leung, Liyi Chen, Hongwei Zhang, Bacon Fung Leung Ng, Eric Tat Chi Ziea, Yuanqi Guo
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to provide evidence regarding the clinical efficacy of abdominal acupuncture for neck pain. METHODS: This randomized, patient and assessor-blind, sham-controlled trial was conducted at a Chinese medicine center in Hong Kong between November 2014 and March 2016. A total of 154 eligible participants (age range, 18-65 years) with neck pain were randomly assigned to receive abdominal (n = 77) or non-penetrating sham abdominal (sham group; n = 77) acupuncture...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713851/building-an-experimental-model-of-the-human-body-with-non-physiological-parameters
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Joseph M Labuz, Christopher Moraes, David R Mertz, Brendan M Leung, Shuichi Takayama
New advances in engineering and biomedical technology have enabled recent efforts to capture essential aspects of human physiology in microscale, in-vitro systems. The application of these advances to experimentally model complex processes in an integrated platform - commonly called a 'human-on-a-chip (HOC)' - requires that relevant compartments and parameters be sized correctly relative to each other and to the system as a whole. Empirical observation, theoretical treatments of resource distribution systems and natural experiments can all be used to inform rational design of such a system, but technical and fundamental challenges (e...
March 2017: Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713170/sexual-behaviour-in-early-adolescence-a-cross-national-comparison-of-australian-and-united-states-youth
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Laura E Prendergast, Rachel Leung, John W Toumbourou, Angela Taft, Barbara J McMorris, Richard F Catalano
OBJECTIVE: This study used matched samples from schools in the states of Victoria, Australia and Washington, United States (US), to compare sexual behaviour in early adolescence. It was hypothesised that the contrasting dominant policy objectives of harm minimisation in Australia and abstinence in the US would result in state differences for markers of sexual risk, mirroring prior cross-national findings in substance use. METHOD: A two-stage cluster sampling approach was used to recruit students from the two states...
March 2017: Australian Journal of Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712056/the-crescent-sign-in-pneumatic-reduction-of-intussusception
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Man Leung Yu, Kam Ho Lee, Yan Lin Li
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 15, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711625/suppressing-mpges-1-expression-by-sinomenine-ameliorates-inflammation-and-arthritis
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Hua Zhou, Jian-Xin Liu, Jin-Fang Luo, Chun-Song Cheng, Elaine Lai-Han Leung, Ying Li, Xiao-Hui Su, Zhong-Qiu Liu, Ting-Bo Chen, Fu-Gang Duan, Yan Dong, Yi-Han Zuo, Chong Li, Chon Kit Lio, Ting Li, Pei Luo, Ying Xie, Xiao-Jun Yao, Pei-Xun Wang, Liang Liu
Recently, microsomal prostaglandin E synthase 1 (mPGES-1) has attracted much attention from pharmacologists as a promising strategy and an attractive target for treating various types of diseases including rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which could preserve the anti-inflammatory effect while reducing the adverse effects often occur during administration of Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Here, we report that Sinomenine (SIN) decreased prostaglandin (PG)E2 levels without affecting prostacyclin (PG)I2 and thromboxane (TX)A2 synthesis via selective inhibiting mPGES-1 expression, a possible reason of low risk of cardiovascular event compared with NSAIDs...
July 12, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711604/an-animal-model-of-co-existing-sarcopenia-and-osteoporotic-fracture-in-senescence-accelerated-mouse-prone-8-samp8
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Ning Zhang, Simon Kwoon Ho Chow, Kwok Sui Leung, Ho Hin Lee, Wing Hoi Cheung
Sarcopenia and osteoporotic fracture are common aging-related musculoskeletal problems. Recent evidences report that osteoporotic fracture patients showed high prevalence of sarcopenia; however, current clinical practice basically does not consider sarcopenia in the treatment or rehabilitation of osteoporotic fracture. There is almost no report studying the relationship of the co-existing of sarcopenia and osteoporotic fracture healing. In this study, we validated aged senescence accelerated mouse prone 8 (SAMP8) and senescence accelerated mouse resistant 1 (SAMR1) as animal models of senile osteoporosis with/without sarcopenia...
July 12, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711441/emergence-of-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-st787-in-clinical-isolates-from-blood-in-a-tertiary-teaching-hospital-in-northern-taiwan
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Yi-Fan Hu, Charles Jia-Yin Hou, Chien-Feng Kuo, Nai-Yu Wang, Alice Ying-Jung Wu, Ching-Hsiang Leung, Chang-Pan Liu, Hung-I Yeh
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to investigate the predominant clones of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) in our hospital in Taiwan by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus sequence typing (MLST) technique. METHODS: We collected 108 non-duplicate A. baumannii clinical blood isolates from January 2012 to December 2013 in MacKay Memorial Hospital. PFGE and MLST were used for typing the A. baumannii isolates and for investigation of the predominant clones...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
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