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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426113/health-problems-among-thai-tourists-returning-from-india
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Jutarmas Olanwijitwong, Watcharapong Piyaphanee, Kittiyod Poovorawan, Saranath Lawpoolsri, Pornthep Chanthavanich, Pongdej Wichainprasast, Terapong Tantawichien
Background: The number of Thai tourists visiting India is increasing each year. Most studies investigating health problems among international travellers to India have focused on travellers from Europe or North America, and the applicability of these studies to Asian travellers is unknown. Methods: This cross-sectional study used data collected from Thai tourists who had recently completed a trip to India. A questionnaire on demographic data, travel characteristics, pre-travel health preparation, and health problems during the trip to India was administered...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Travel Medicine
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/28419970/effect-of-premedication-with-subcutaneous-adrenaline-on-the-pharmacokinetics-and-immunogenicity-of-equine-whole-igg-antivenom-in-a-rabbit-model
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María Herrera, Melvin Sánchez, Anderson Machado, Nils Ramírez, Mariángela Vargas, Mauren Villalta, Andrés Sánchez, Álvaro Segura, Aarón Gómez, Gabriela Solano, José María Gutiérrez, Guillermo León
Subcutaneous administration of a low dose of adrenaline is used to prevent the early adverse reactions (EARs) induced by snake antivenoms. We used a rabbit model to study the effect of premedication with adrenaline on the potential of antivenoms to exert therapeutic effects and to induce late adverse reactions. We found that premedication with adrenaline did not change the heart rate or blood pressure of normal rabbits, but reduced the rise in temperature in rabbits previously sensitized with antivenom. Pharmacokinetic studies suggest that premedication with adrenaline does not affect the ability of the antivenom to exert the initial control of envenomation nor the susceptibility of rabbits to develop recurrence of antigenemia and envenomation...
April 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418324/prosody-perception-and-production-in-children-with-hearing-loss-and-age-and-gender-matched-controls
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Rose Thomas Kalathottukaren, Suzanne C Purdy, Elaine Ballard
BACKGROUND: Auditory development in children with hearing loss, including the perception of prosody, depends on having adequate input from cochlear implants and/or hearing aids. Lack of adequate auditory stimulation can lead to delayed speech and language development. Nevertheless, prosody perception and production in people with hearing loss have received less attention than other aspects of language. The perception of auditory information conveyed through prosody using variations in the pitch, amplitude, and duration of speech is not usually evaluated clinically...
April 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418286/external-application-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inhibitor-dhmeq-suppresses-development-of-atopic-dermatitis-like-lesions-induced-with-dncb-ox-in-balb-c-mice
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Xiaoxue Jiang, Yi Lan, Bing Wei, Cailing Dai, Yaru Gu, Jun Ma, Xiaoyan Liu, Kazuo Umezawa, Yuyang Zhang
CONTEXT: Dehydroxymethylepoxyquinomicin (DHMEQ) which is originally developed as an analog of antibiotic epoxyquinomicin C is a specific and potent inhibitor of NF-κB and has been shown to possess promising potential as an anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor agent. OBJECTIVE: This study examines DHMEQ's effect on therapeutic potential for atopic dermatitis (AD)-like lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: AD lesions were chronically induced by the repetitive and alternative application of 2,4-dinitrochlorobenzene (DNCB) and oxazolone (OX) on ears in BALB/c mice...
June 2017: Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416082/final-diagnosis-of-patients-with-clinically-suspected-vestibular-neuritis-showing-normal-caloric-response
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Sung Hwan Ahn, Jung Eun Shin, Chang-Hee Kim
Vestibular neuritis is one of the most common peripheral causes of acute vestibular syndrome, of which the diagnosis is generally based on a comprehensive interpretation of clinical and laboratory findings following reasonable exclusion of other disorders. This study aimed to investigate the final diagnosis of patients admitted to hospital under the clinical impression of vestibular neuritis who showed no unilateral caloric paresis. Forty-five patients who visited the emergency department with isolated acute spontaneous vertigo were included...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414278/otoacoustic-emissions-in-young-children-with-autism
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Memduha Taş, Şule Yılmaz, Erdoğan Bulut, Zahra Polat, Abdullah Taş
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to investigate otoacoustic emissions (OAEs) in young children with autism compared with those in an age-matched control group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-eight children with autism aged 3-6 years and 27 typically developing (normally developing) control subjects participated in this study. All the participants had normal hearing and middle-ear function. Auditory brainstem responses were used to determine the hearing status in the autism group...
April 17, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414155/recent-advances-in-cochlear-hair-cell-regeneration-a-promising-opportunity-for-the-treatment-of-age-related-hearing-loss
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Miren Revuelta, Francisco Santaolalla, Olatz Arteaga, Antonia Alvarez, Ana Sánchez Del Rey, Enrique Hilario
The objective of this paper is to review current information regarding the treatment of age-related hearing loss by using cochlear hair cell regeneration. Recent advances in the regeneration of the inner ear, including the usefulness of stem cells, are also presented. Based on the current literature, cochlear cell regeneration may well be possible in the short term and cochlear gene therapy may also be useful for the treatment of hearing loss associated with ageing. The present review provide further insight into the pathogenesis of Inner Ear senescence and aged-related hearing loss and facilitate the development of therapeutic strategies to repair hair cells damaged by ageing...
April 13, 2017: Ageing Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413698/simultaneous-bilateral-cochlear-implants-developmental-advances-do-not-yet-achieve-normal-cortical-processing
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Vijayalakshmi Easwar, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Michael Deighton, Blake Papsin, Karen Gordon
BACKGROUND: Simultaneous bilateral cochlear implantation promotes symmetric development of bilateral auditory pathways but binaural hearing remains abnormal. To evaluate whether bilateral cortical processing remains impaired in such children, cortical activity to unilateral and bilateral stimuli was assessed in a unique cohort of 16 children who received bilateral cochlear implants (CIs) simultaneously at 1.97 ± 0.86 years of age and had ~4 years of CI experience, providing the first opportunity to assess electrically driven cortical development in the absence of reorganized asymmetries from sequential implantation...
April 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413602/do-sex-differences-in-ceoaes-and-2d-4d-ratios-reflect-androgen-exposure-a-study-in-women-with-complete-androgen-insensitivity-syndrome
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Judy van Hemmen, Peggy T Cohen-Kettenis, Thomas D Steensma, Dick J Veltman, Julie Bakker
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating the influence of perinatal hormone exposure on sexually differentiated traits would greatly benefit from biomarkers of these early hormone actions. Click-evoked otoacoustic emissions show sex differences that are thought to reflect differences in early androgen exposure. Women with complete androgen insensitivity syndrome (CAIS), who lack androgen action in the presence of XY-chromosomes, enabled us to study the effect of complete androgen inaction. The main goal was to investigate a possible link between click-evoked otoacoustic emissions and effective androgen exposure and, thus, whether this can be used as a biomarker...
2017: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405574/formulation-and-evaluation-of-transdermal-drug-delivery-of-topiramate
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Suneetha Cherukuri, Uma Rajeswari Batchu, Kiranmai Mandava, Vidhyullatha Cherukuri, Koteswara Rao Ganapuram
BACKGROUND: Transdermal drug delivery system (TDDS) was designed to sustain the release and improve the bioavailability of drug and patient compliance. Among the various types of transdermal patches, matrix dispersion type systems disperse the drug in the solvent along with the polymers and solvent is allowed to evaporate forming a homogeneous drug-polymer matrix. The objective of the present study was to design and formulate TDDS of topiramate (TPM) and to evaluate their extended release in vitro and ex vivo...
January 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403831/the-role-of-tre6p-and-snrk1-in-maize-early-kernel-development-and-events-leading-to-stress-induced-kernel-abortion
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Samuel W Bledsoe, Clémence Henry, Cara A Griffiths, Matthew J Paul, Regina Feil, John E Lunn, Mark Stitt, L Mark Lagrimini
BACKGROUND: Drought stress during flowering is a major contributor to yield loss in maize. Genetic and biotechnological improvement in yield sustainability requires an understanding of the mechanisms underpinning yield loss. Sucrose starvation has been proposed as the cause for kernel abortion; however, potential targets for genetic improvement have not been identified. Field and greenhouse drought studies with maize are expensive and it can be difficult to reproduce results; therefore, an in vitro kernel culture method is presented as a proxy for drought stress occurring at the time of flowering in maize (3 days after pollination)...
April 12, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403634/potential-use-of-secondary-products-of-the-agri-food-industry-for-topical-formulations-and-comparative-analysis-of-antioxidant-activity-of-grape-leaf-polyphenols
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Roger Remy Dresch, Maria Terezinha Kreinecker Dresch, Renata Biegelmeyer, Débora Fretes Argenta, Ricardo Fagundes da Rocha, Helder Ferreira Teixeira, José Cláudio Fonseca Moreira, Amélia Teresinha Henriques
The aim of the present study was to develop a phytocosmetic using Vitis waste by-products, for use as a topical formulation for skin protection against ultraviolet radiation damage. The study also evaluates the free radical scavenger activity of the crude extracts of dried leaves of Vitis vinifera and Vitis labrusca, as well as the anthocyanins, flavonoid fraction and isolated compounds. Next, release and permeation studies of hydrogels were performed using Franz-type diffusion cells. Flavonoid acted more intensively in TRAP and conjugated dienes antioxidant assays, whereas anthocyanins had higher antioxidant activity in hydroxyl and nitric oxide assay...
April 13, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401585/a-proposed-scoring-system-for-assessing-the-severity-of-actinic-keratosis-on-the-head-actinic-keratosis-area-and-severity-index-akasi
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T Dirschka, G Pellacani, G Micali, J Malvehy, A J Stratigos, A Casari, L Schmitz, G Gupta
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratosis (AK) severity is currently evaluated by subjective assessment of patients. OBJECTIVE: To develop and perform an initial pilot validation of a new easy-to-use quantitative tool for assessing AK severity on the head. METHODS: The actinic keratosis area and severity index (AKASI) for the head was developed based on a review of other severity scoring systems in dermatology, in particular the psoriasis area and severity index (PASI)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400833/over-expression-of-myosin7a-in-cochlear-hair-cells-of-circling-mice
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Yoo Yeon Kim, Hajin Nam, Harry Jung, Boyoung Kim, Jun Gyo Suh
Circling mouse (C57BL/6J-cir/cir) deleted the transmembrane inner ear (Tmie) gene is an animal model for human non-syndromic recessive deafness, DFNB6. In circling mouse, hair cells in the cochlea have degenerated and hair bundles have become irregularity as time goes on. Tmie protein carries out a function of the mechanoelectrical transduction channel in cochlear hair cells. Myosin7a (MYO7A) protein has key roles in development of the cochlear hair bundles as well as in the function of cochlear hair cells...
March 2017: Laboratory Animal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395490/-pilot-study-on-the-functional-evaluation-of-vestibular-otolith-organ-pathway-in-the-stage-of-patients-with-meniere-disease
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X R Niu, P Han, Z C Chen, Y Z Zhang, Y Gao, Y Cheng, J Hu, Y Xu, Q Zhang, M Xu
Objective: To observe the features of air-conducted sound elicited ocular vestibular-evoked myogenic potential(ACS-oVEMP) and cervical vestibular-evoked myogenic potential(ACS-cVEMP) in patients with Meniere disease (MD). To analyze the relationship between air-conducted sound elicited vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (ACS-VEMP) responses and clinical stages of disease, as well as its clinical application of cervical and ocular vestibular evoked myogenic potentials in MD. Method: Fifty six patients with MD and 50 normal subjects (100 ears) were recruited for conventional cVEMP and oVEMP examinations...
March 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394490/synthesis-and-validation-of-functional-nanogels-as-ph-sensors-in-the-hair-follicle
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Mathias Dimde, Fitsum Feleke Sahle, Virginia Wycisk, Dirk Steinhilber, Luis Cuellar Camacho, Kai Licha, Jürgen Lademann, Rainer Haag
In the present study, a pH responsive dendritic polyglycerol nanogel (dPG-NG) is developed to measure the pH values inside the hair follicle (HF) using an ex vivo porcine ear model. The macromolecular precursors are labeled with a pH sensitive indodicarbocyanine dye (pH-IDCC) and a control dye (indocarbocyanine dye: ICC) and crosslinked via a mild and surfactant-free Thiol-Michael reaction using an inverse nanoprecipitation method. With this method, it is possible to prepare tailor-made particles in the range of 100 nm to 1 µm with a narrow polydispersity...
April 10, 2017: Macromolecular Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393736/detecting-lameness-in-sows-from-ear-tag-sampled-acceleration-data-using-wavelets
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C Scheel, I Traulsen, W Auer, K Müller, E Stamer, J Krieter
The objective of this study was to develop an automated monitoring system to detect lameness in group-housed sows early and reliably on the basis of acceleration data sampled from ear tags. To this end, acceleration data from ear tags were acquired from an experimental system deployed at the Futterkamp Agriculture Research Farm from May 2012 until November 2013. The developed method performs a wavelet transform for each individual sow's time series of total acceleration. Feature series are then computed by locally estimating the energy, variation and variance in a small moving window...
April 10, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393066/signaling-and-transcription-factors-during-inner-ear-development-the-generation-of-hair-cells-and-otic-neurons
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Héctor Gálvez, Gina Abelló, Fernando Giraldez
Integration between cell signals and bHLH transcription factors plays a prominent role during the development of hair cells of the inner ear. Hair cells are the sensory receptors of the inner ear, responsible for the mechano-transduction of sound waves into electrical signals. They derive from multipotent progenitors that reside in the otic placode. Progenitor commitment is the result of cell signaling from the surrounding tissues that result in the restricted expression of SoxB1 transcription factors, Sox2 and Sox3...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390803/eustachian-tube-diameter-is-it-associated-with-chronic-otitis-media-development
#20
Ceki Paltura, Tuba Selçuk Can, Behice Kaniye Yilmaz, Mehmet Emre Dinç, Ömer Necati Develioğlu, Mehmet Külekçi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of ET diameter on Chronic Otitis Media (COM) pathogenesis. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients with unilateral COM disease are included in the study. The connection between fibrocartilaginous and osseous segments of the Eustachian Tube (ET) on axial Computed Tomography (CT) images was defined and the diameter of this segment is measured. The measurements were carried out bilaterally and statistically compared...
March 31, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
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