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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346798/uric-acid-in-the-follow-up-determines-30-decline-in-estimated-gfr-over-2-years-a-propensity-score-analysis
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Wen Xiu Chang, Ning Xu, Takanori Kumagai, Ryutaro Iijima, Kaito Waki, Masaki Yamanaka, Michito Nagura, Shigeyuki Arai, Yoshifuru Tamura, Shigeru Shibata, Yoshihide Fujigaki, Shunya Uchida
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Higher level of serum uric acid (SUA) predicts early entry to dialysis in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. However, a short-term effect of SUA remains to be elucidated using a novel surrogate endpoint. METHODS: Japanese CKD stage 3 to 4 patients were retrospectively examined (n= 701). The follow-up level of SUA was estimated as time-averaged uric acid (TA-UA). A propensity score for 6.0, 6.5 or 7.0 mg/dL of TA-UA was respectively calculated using baseline 23 covariates...
December 4, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346314/sustainable-transportation-attitudes-and-health-behavior-change-evaluation-of-a-brief-stage-targeted-video-intervention
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Norbert Mundorf, Colleen A Redding, Andrea L Paiva
Promoting physical activity and sustainable transportation is essential in the face of rising health care costs, obesity rates, and other public health threats resulting from lack of physical activity. Targeted communications can encourage distinct population segments to adopt active and sustainable transportation modes. Our work is designed to promote the health, social, and environmental benefits of sustainable/active transportation (ST) using the Transtheoretical Model of Change (TTM), which has been successfully applied to a range of health, and more recently, sustainability behaviors...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346311/apoptotic-and-nonapoptotic-activities-of-pterostilbene-against-cancer
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REVIEW
Rong-Jane Chen, Hsiao-Che Kuo, Li-Hsin Cheng, Yu-Hsuan Lee, Wen-Tsan Chang, Bour-Jr Wang, Ying-Jan Wang, Hung-Chi Cheng
Cancer is a major cause of death. The outcomes of current therapeutic strategies against cancer often ironically lead to even increased mortality due to the subsequent drug resistance and to metastatic recurrence. Alternative medicines are thus urgently needed. Cumulative evidence has pointed out that pterostilbene (trans-3,5-dimethoxy-4-hydroxystilbene, PS) has excellent pharmacological benefits for the prevention and treatment for various types of cancer in their different stages of progression by evoking apoptotic or nonapoptotic anti-cancer activities...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346167/new-reference-values-for-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing-in-children
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Joel Blanchard, Samuel Blais, Philippe Chetaille, Michele Bisson, François P Counil, Thelma H Girard, Jade Berbari, Pierre Boulay, Frederic Dallaire
INTRODUCTION: Cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) is an essential tool to assess cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in children. There is a paucity of adequate pediatric reference values that are independent of body size and pubertal stage. The purpose of this study is to provide Z score equations for several maximal and sub-maximal CRF parameters derived from a prospectively recruited sample of healthy children. METHODS: In this cross-sectional multicenter study, we prospectively recruited 228 healthy children aged 12 to 17 years old in local schools...
January 17, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346107/brain-mr-image-restoration-using-an-automatic-trilateral-filter-with-gpu-based-acceleration
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Herng-Hua Chang, Cheng-Yuan Li, Audrey Haihong Gallogly
OBJECTIVE: Noise reduction in brain magnetic resonance (MR) images has been a challenging and demanding task. This study develops a new trilateral filter that aims to achieve robust and efficient image restoration. METHODS: Extended from the bilateral filter, the proposed algorithm contains one additional intensity similarity funct-ion, which compensates for the unique characteristics of noise in brain MR images. An entropy function adaptive to intensity variations is introduced to regulate the contributions of the weighting components...
February 2018: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346077/three-dimensional-graphene-biointerface-with-extremely-high-sensitivity-to-single-cancer-cell-monitoring
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Xiahua Wang, Aiping Liu, Yun Xing, Hongwei Duan, Weizhong Xu, Qi Zhou, Huaping Wu, Cen Chen, Benyong Chen
We developed a three-dimensional biointerface of graphene-based electrical impedance sensor for metastatic cancer diagnosis at single-cell resolution. Compared with traditional impedance sensor with two-dimensional interface, the graphene biointerface mimiced the topography and somatotype features of cancer cells, achieving more comprehensive and thorough single cell signals in the three-dimensional space. At the nodes of physiological behavior change of single cell, namely cell capture, adhesion, migration and proliferation, the collected electrical signals from graphene biointerface were about two times stronger than those from the two-dimensional gold interface due to the substantial increase in contact area and significant improvement of topographical interaction between cells and graphene electrode...
January 9, 2018: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345724/effects-of-cognitive-training-on-cognition-and-quality-of-life-of-older-persons-with-dementia
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Eeva-Liisa Kallio, Hannareeta Öhman, Marja Hietanen, Helena Soini, Timo E Strandberg, Hannu Kautiainen, Kaisu H Pitkälä
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of cognitive training on cognition and health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in community-dwelling persons with dementia. DESIGN: Single-blind randomized controlled trial with 3- and 9-month follow-up. SETTING: Adult day care centers in Helsinki, Finland. PARTICIPANTS: Older individuals with mild to moderate dementia living at home and attending adult day care twice a week (N = 147; mean age 83, 72% female, 63% at mild stage of dementia)...
January 18, 2018: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345717/vasoconstrictive-responses-of-the-cephalic-vein-during-first-time-cardiac-implantable-electronic-device-placement
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Roman Steckiewicz, Elżbieta Barbara Świętoń, Magdalena Bogdańska, Przemysław Stolarz
BACKGROUND: During cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation procedures cardiac leads have been mostly introduced transvenously. The associated injury to the selected vessel and adjacent tissues may induce reflex vasoconstriction. PURPOSE: To assess the incidence of cephalic vein (CV) vasoconstriction during first-time CIED implantation. METHODS: Of the 146 evaluated first-time CIED implantation procedures conducted in our center in 2016, we selected those during which CV vasoconstriction was recorded...
January 18, 2018: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345517/pet-adapted-therapy-for-advanced-hodgkin-lymphoma-systematic-review
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Irina Amitai, Ronit Gurion, Liat Vidal, Eldad J Dann, Pia Raanani, Anat Gafter-Gvili
INTRODUCTION: Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) performed after two chemotherapy cycles (PET-2) has become an accepted prognostic tool in Hodgkin lymphoma (HL). We evaluated the effect of PET-adapted strategy on outcome in advanced stage HL. METHODS: In August 2017, we searched electronic databases, conference proceedings and ongoing trials. We included all studies in which treatment modification for advanced HL was performed based on the results of the interim PET scan...
January 18, 2018: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345446/the-first-south-american-case-of-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis-to-select-compatible-embryo-for-cord-blood-transplantation-as-treatment-for-sickle-cell-anemia
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Ciro D Martinhago, Kalina Rn Endo, Mariana A Oliveira, Alex Mm Dias, Gislaine S Pereira, Augusto M Azzolini, Paula Rq Estrada, Caio G Bruzaca, Ana Carolina N Martinhago
Sickle cell anemia is an inherited systemic hemoglobinopathy that affects hemoglobin production in red blood cells, leading to early morbidity and mortality. It is caused by a homozygous nucleotide substitution (c.20A>T) in the β-globin gene (HBB) that changes a glutamic acid to a valine in the protein. We present a case report of a fertile couple, both carriers of the sickle cell anemia mutation, with one affected daughter. Six cycles of assisted reproductive techniques were performed, resulting in 53 embryos in cleavage stage...
January 18, 2018: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345291/microrna-1271-functions-as-a-metastasis-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-inhibitor-in-human-hcc-by-targeting-the-ptp4a1-c-src-axis
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Chao Li, Yezhen Jiang, Runchen Miao, Kai Qu, Jingyao Zhang, Chang Liu
MicroRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) have been shown to regulate hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) metastasis. In the present study, we focused on the functions of miR-1271 in HCC metastasis. The downregulation of miR-1271 was found to be associated with to venous infiltration, an advanced TNM stage (III+IV stage) and a shorter survival time. Our in vitro and in vivo data demonstrated that miR-1271 prevented HCC cell migration and invasion, as well as the formation of lung metastatic clusters. In addition, miR-1271 was demonstrated to markedly inhibit the epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of HCC cells...
February 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345151/emerging-technologies-for-biotherapeutic-bioanalysis-from-a-high-throughput-and-multiplexing-perspective-insights-from-an-aaps-emerging-technology-action-program-committee
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Shobha Purushothama, Mark Dysinger, Yao Chen, Karolina Österlund, Johanna Mora, Allison Given Chunyk, Russ Peloquin
This manuscript aims to provide insights and updates on emerging technologies from a throughput and multiplexing perspective and to update readers on changes in previously reported technologies. The technologies discussed range from nascent (ultrasensitive Cira, Intellicyt®, Dynaxi and Captsure™) to the more established (Ella and SQIDlite™). For the nascent technologies, there was an emphasis on user interviews and reviews, where available, to help provide an unbiased view to our readers. For the Ella, a review of published user data as well as author and other user experiences are summarized...
January 18, 2018: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345109/effectiveness-of-smartphone-technologies-on-glycaemic-control-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-of-17-trials
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REVIEW
I X Y Wu, J C Y Kee, D E Threapleton, R Ma, V C K Lam, E K P Lee, S Y S Wong, V C H Chung
Patient education and behavioural interventions for self-management of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are effective but place demands on manpower resources. This systematic review aimed to investigate the effectiveness of smartphone technologies (STs) for improving glycaemic control among T2DM patients. CENTRAL, MEDLINE, Embase, CINAHL and ScienceDirect were searched through December 2016. Randomized controlled trials comparing STs with usual diabetes care among T2DM patients and reporting change in glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c) level were included...
January 17, 2018: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345107/introduction-to-methodology-of-dose-response-meta-analysis-for-binary-outcome-with-application-on-software
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Chao Zhang, Pengli Jia, Liu Yu, Chang Xu
OBJECTIVE: Dose-response meta-analysis (DRMA) is widely applied to investigate the dose-specific relationship between independent and dependent variables. Such methods have been in use for over 30 years and are increasingly employed in healthcare and clinical decision-making. In this article, we give an overview of the methodology used in DRMA. METHODS: We summarize the commonly used regression model and the pooled method in DRMA. We also use an example to illustrate how to employ a DRMA by these methods...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Evidence-based Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345061/monocyte-subsets-exhibit-transcriptional-plasticity-and-a-shared-response-to-interferon-in-siv-infected-rhesus-macaques
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Brian T Nowlin, John Wang, Jamie L Schafer, Patrick Autissier, Tricia H Burdo, Kenneth C Williams
The progression to AIDS is influenced by changes in the biology of heterogeneous monocyte subsets. Classical (CD14++CD16-), intermediate (CD14++CD16+), and nonclassical (CD14+CD16++) monocytes may represent progressive stages of monocyte maturation or disparate myeloid lineages with different turnover rates and function. To investigate the relationship between monocyte subsets and the response to SIV infection, we performed microarray analysis of monocyte subsets in rhesus macaques at three time points: prior to SIV infection, 26 days postinfection, and necropsy with AIDS...
January 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344914/high-lithium-tolerance-of-apocynum-venetum-seeds-during-germination
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Li Jiang, Lei Wang, Chang-Yan Tian
Identification and use of lithium (Li) accumulator plants is a promising strategy to remediate Li-contaminated soil. Apocynum venetum is reported as a Li accumulator. However, its tolerance to Li salt during germination is still unknown. The primary aim of this study was to investigate the effects of two Li salts on seed germination of A. venetum. At the same concentrations, germination percentages in LiCl solution were higher than that in Li2CO3 solution. At 25 °C, seeds germinated to 4-90% at 0-400 mmol L-1 LiCl and 3-91% at 0-150 mmol L-1 Li2CO3...
January 17, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344813/stroke-volume-variation-and-serum-creatinine-changes-during-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-surgery-a-time-integrated-analysis
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Paolo Lentini, Luca Zanoli, Pasquale Fatuzzo, Faeq Husain-Syed, Rudi Stramanà, Diego Cognolato, Vincenzo Catena, Marco Baiocchi, Antonio Granata, Roberto Dell'Aquila
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery with suprarenal clamping are at high risk for acute kidney injury (AKI) and major cardiac and cerebrovascular events (MACCE). We aimed to assess whether the stroke volume variation (SVV), a measure of hemodynamic instability, is associated with AKI in hypertensive patients undergoing elective AAA surgery with suprarenal clamping. METHODS: In a cohort of 51 hypertensive patients, we performed serial measurements of SVV (n = 459) and serum creatinine (sCr) (n = 255)...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344746/desvenlafaxine-induced-interstitial-pneumonitis-a-case-report
#18
Arjan Flora, Daniel Pipoly
A 52-year-old man developed interstitial pneumonitis during treatment with desvenlafaxine for major depressive disorder. The man received desvenlafaxine at 50 mg for symptoms of depression 4 years earlier. Six months after a dose increase to 100 mg, he developed bronchitic symptoms with mild, persistent dyspnea. Investigations revealed a restrictive pattern on pulmonary function testing, bilateral upper lobe reticular opacities with traction bronchiectasis on radiology imaging, and end-stage interstitial fibrosis with honeycomb changes consistent with chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis on open lung biopsy...
January 17, 2018: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344679/distribution-and-dynamic-expression-of-serotonin-and-dopamine-in-the-nervous-system-and-ovary-of-holothuria-scabra-during-ovarian-maturation
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Arada Chaiyamoon, Ruchanok Tinikul, Supakant Chaichotranunt, Tanes Poomthong, Worawit Suphamungmee, Prasert Sobhon, Yotsawan Tinikul
In the present study, the distribution and dynamic expression of serotonin and dopamine in the nervous system and ovary of the sea cucumber, Holothuria scabra, during different ovarian stages were investigated. We found that serotonin-immunoreactivity was more intense in the neurons and neuropils of the outer ectoneural part, the inner hyponeural part, and the wall of hyponeural canal of radial nerve cord during the mature stages of ovarian cycle, whereas dopamine-immunoreactivity was detected at a higher intensity in these tissues during the early stages...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344178/long-non-coding-rna-lnctcf7-activates-the-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-pathway-to-promote-metastasis-and-invasion-in-colorectal-cancer
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Tengyu Li, Jing Zhu, Xin Wang, Guowei Chen, Lie Sun, Shuai Zuo, Junling Zhang, Shanwen Chen, Ju Ma, Zihao Yao, Youwen Zheng, Zeyang Chen, Yucun Liu, Pengyuan Wang
Long non-coding RNA (Lnc)TCF7 is a novel lncRNA that is involved in tumorigenesis. Previous studies have revealed that lncTCF7 serves an essential role in maintaining cancer stem cell self-renewal; however, the functions of lncTCF7 in colorectal cancer (CRC) remain unknown. Therefore, the present study aimed to investigate the role of lncTCF7 in CRC. LncTCF7 was upregulated in 52/58 CRC tissues, and its expression correlated with tumor size, lymph metastasis and tumor-node-metastasis stage in CRC. Knocking down lncTCF7 in colon cancer cell lines decreased cell proliferation, migration and invasion, while lncTCF7 overexpression showed opposite changes...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
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