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Hypercortisolism in Newly Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Study of 384 Newly Diagnosed Patients.

Horm Metab Res 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.

Cross-sectional studies in small and selected populations report a high prevalence of hypercortisolism in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D), which could have therapeutic implications, if confirmed. We therefore estimated the prevalence of hypercortisolism in a large and unselected cohort of recently diagnosed T2D patients. Consecutive patients with recently diagnosed T2D first underwent an overnight dexamethasone (1 mg) suppression test (OD). Read More

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December 2018
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High Circulating Alarin Levels Are Associated with Presence of Metabolic Syndrome.

Cell Physiol Biochem 2018 Dec 6;51(5):2041-2051. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Endocrinology, the Second Affiliated Hospital, Chongqing Medical University and Chongqing Clinical Research Center for Geriatrics, Chongqing,

Background/aims: Alarin has been reported to be related with increased food intake and body weight. The relationship of circulating Alarin with insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome (MetS), however, is unknown. This study aimed to investigate the physiological role of Alarin and its association with MetS in humans. Read More

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December 2018
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A giant sacrococcygeal teratoma in adult female: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 Nov 22;54:47-50. Epub 2018 Nov 22.

Department of General Surgery, King Abdulla University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, P.O. Box (3030), Irbid, 22110, Jordan. Electronic address:

Introduction: Sacrococcygealteratoma is very rare in adults with only few cases reported in literature. It is a slow growing benign cystic tumor with 1-2% chance for malignant transformation and may attain a huge size causing pressure effect on pelvic and intra-abdominal organs. When grows caudally, it causes discomfort, skin excoriation and cosmetic disfigurement. Read More

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November 2018
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Longer schooling but not better off? A quasi-experimental study of the effect of compulsory schooling on biomarkers in France.

Soc Sci Med 2018 Nov 23;220:379-386. Epub 2018 Nov 23.

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA, 02115, USA; CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, 205 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017, USA.

Less schooling is associated with increased biological risks for chronic disease, but whether increasing years of schooling through policy interventions reduces these risks remains unclear. We examine the effect of a major education reform introduced in 1959 that raised the minimum school leaving age from 14 to 16 years in France, offering a unique natural experiment. We assess the causal impact of increased schooling duration on 16 biomarkers of cardiovascular, metabolic, organ and immune function in a large cohort of men and women born around 1953. Read More

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November 2018
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Microbubble aeration enhances performance of vacuum membrane distillation desalination by alleviating membrane scaling.

Water Res 2018 Nov 20;149:588-595. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

School of Environmental Science and Engineering, State Key Laboratory of Control and Resource Reuse, Tongji University, 1239, Siping Road, Shanghai, China; Shanghai Institute of Pollution Control and Ecological Security, Shanghai, 200092, China. Electronic address:

Membrane fouling, especially inorganic fouling due to salt crystal formation and deposition on the membrane surface, is still a major technical issue in membrane distillation (MD) applications. In this study, microbubble aeration (MBA) was included in a laboratory-scale vacuum membrane distillation (VMD) rig and its effect on a desalination process was examined. Without MBA, serious membrane scaling occurred during desalination of simulated high-salinity sea water (100 g. Read More

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November 2018
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Quality improvement: A practical nursing program's admission test.

Nurse Educ Today 2018 Nov 29;73:65-70. Epub 2018 Nov 29.

Department of Child Health, School of Medicine, University of Missouri, 430 Sinclair School of Nursing, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211, United States of America. Electronic address:

Introduction: Academic institutions are under pressure to maintain a nearly flawless retention rate, while graduating successful students. The use of standardized admission tests to provide data driven decisions regarding applicant selection is common. The varying reliability and validity of current standardized tests inspired a large Canadian academic institution to use a faculty developed admission test for admission to its practical nursing (PN) program. Read More

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November 2018
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Effects of anterior tongue strengthening exercises on posterior tongue strength in healthy young adults.

Arch Oral Biol 2018 Nov 28;98:238-242. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare, 288 Matsushima, Kurashiki, Okayama 701-0193, Japan. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of the present study was to investigate whether anterior tongue muscle strengthening exercises can affect the strength of posterior tongue muscles.

Design: Eleven healthy subjects (20.6 ± 1. Read More

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November 2018
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An integrated quantitative proteomic and metabolomics approach to reveal the negative regulation mechanism of LamB in antibiotics resistance.

J Proteomics 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Fujian Provincial Key Laboratory of Agroecological Processing and Safety Monitoring (School of Life Sciences), Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, PR China; Key Laboratory of Crop Ecology and Molecular Physiology (Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University), Fujian Province University, Fuzhou 350002, PR China. Electronic address:

Previously, a maltose-specific channel porin, LamB was found to be associate with multi-drug resistance in a lamB deleted strain, but the exact mechanisms require further elucidation. Herein, differential protein expression between the Escherichia coli mutant strain ΔlamB and the wild type strain BW25113, with and without ciprofloxacin (CFLX), was identified using iTRAQ based liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS); while differential metabolite expression was examined using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Further Gene ontology and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) analyses showed that lamB deletion leads to a decrease in several key metabolic pathways such as tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle, pentose phosphate pathway and glycolysis/gluconeogenesis. Read More

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December 2018

Polysaccharide from a Tunisian red seaweed Chondrus canaliculatus: Structural characteristics, antioxidant activity and in vivo hemato-nephroprotective properties on maneb induced toxicity.

Int J Biol Macromol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Laboratory of Enzyme engineering and Microbiology, National Engineering School in Sfax, University of Sfax, B.P. 1173, 3038 Sfax, Tunisia. Electronic address:

The present study aims to investigate the physicochemical and the structural features of polysaccharide isolated from the red marine macro alga Chondrus canaliculatus (C.C.P) using FT-IR, gel filtration high-pressure chromatograph, HPLC-FID and solid state C NMR analysis. Read More

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December 2018

Gene polymorphisms of angiotensin-converting enzyme and angiotensinogen and risk of idiopathic ischemic stroke.

Gene 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Unidad de Investigación Médica en Trombosis, Hemostasia y Aterogénesis, H.G.R. No 1. Dr. "Carlos Mac Gregor Sánchez Navarro" Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Gabriel Mancera No. 222, Colonia Del Valle, CP 03100 Ciudad de México, Mexico.

Objective: The renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is a hormonal signaling mechanism implicated in the atherosclerosis and regulation of blood pressure. Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) a key enzyme in the RAS, plays important roles in vascular remodeling atherosclerosis, and ischemic stroke. The aim of this study was to examine the possible contribution of the I/D in the ACE gene, M235T and T174M in the angiotensinogen (AGT) gene polymorphisms with ischemic stroke in young Mexican population. Read More

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December 2018
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Vascular and metabolic profiles in offspring born to pregnant mice with metabolic syndrome treated with inositols.

Am J Obstet Gynecol 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas.

Background: Inositols (INOs) supplementation during pregnancy, specifically the combination of myo-inositol (MI) and D-chiro-inositol (DCI), has been reported to improve vascular parameters in women with gestational diabetes mellitus. We demonstrated previously that offspring born to pregnant mice lacking endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS+/-) gene have hypertension (HTN) as adults and when fed high fat diet (HFD) develop a metabolic syndrome (MS) phenotype.

Objective: Our aim was to evaluate if INOs treatment in pregnancy complicated by MS improves the vascular and metabolic profile in mice offspring programmed in utero to develop HTN and MS. Read More

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December 2018

Healthcare Providers' Advice on Lifestyle Modification in the US Population: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2011-2016.

Am J Med 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Epidemiology, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna, Kinderspitalgasse 15/1, 1090 Vienna, Austria; Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research, Alberta Health Services, Holy Cross Centre, 2210-2nd Street SW, Box ACB, Calgary, AB, T2S 3C3, Canada; Preventive Oncology & Community Health Sciences, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Hospital Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Electronic address:

Objective: Healthcare providers are encouraged to prescribe lifestyle modifications for preventing and managing obesity and associated chronic conditions. However, the pattern of lifestyle advice provision is unknown. We investigate the prevalence of advised lifestyle modification according to weight status and chronic conditions in a US nationally representative sample. Read More

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December 2018

Intensive versus standard multifactorial cardiovascular risk factor control in screen-detected type 2 diabetes: 5 year and longer-term modelled outcomes of the ADDITION-Leicester study.

Diabetes Metab Res Rev 2018 Dec 6:e3111. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Leicester Diabetes Centre, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.

Aims: Diabetes treatment algorithms recommend intensive intervention in those with a shorter duration of disease. Screening provides opportunities for earlier multifactorial cardiovascular risk factor control. Using data from the ADDITION-Leicester study (NCT00318032), we estimated the effects of this approach on modelled risk of diabetes related complications in screen-detected patients. Read More

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December 2018
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Influence of UV irradiation and cold atmospheric pressure plasma on zirconia surfaces: an in vitro study.

Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Purpose: To compare the influence of ultraviolet (UV) irradiation and cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP) treatment on surface structure, surface chemistry, cytocompatibility, and cell behavior on zirconia in vitro.

Materials And Methods: Zirconia samples (TZ-3YSBE) were treated by UV irradiation, oxygen plasma, or argon plasma for 12 minutes each and compared with the nontreated samples. Surface analysis was conducted using scanning electron microscopy, roughness analysis, and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. Read More

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December 2018

Instrument Selection and Application Used to Probe Dental Implants.

Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to survey clinicians' choice of peri-implant instrument selection and the application used to probe dental implants as well as to evaluate peri-implant probing force and pressure applied as compared to that reported in current literature.

Materials And Methods: 48 clinicians (16 periodontists/periodontal residents, 16 restorative dentists and 16 hygienists) participated in the study. A questionnaire to determine the frequency and method of probing dental implants was provided and subject to the Chi-square test. Read More

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December 2018
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Modelling Toxoplasma gondii infection in a 3D cell culture system In Vitro: Comparison with infection in 2D cell monolayers.

PLoS One 2018 6;13(12):e0208558. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, United States of America.

Three-dimensional (3D) cell culture models bridge the gap between two-dimensional (2D) monolayer cultures and animal models. Physiologically relevant, 3D culture models have significantly advanced basic cell science and provide unique insights into host-pathogen interactions intrinsically linked to cell morphology. Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intravacuolar parasite that chronically infects a large portion of the global human population. Read More

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December 2018

Baroreflex function, haemodynamic responses to an orthostatic challenge, and falls in haemodialysis patients.

PLoS One 2018 6;13(12):e0208127. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Queen Margaret University, Centre of Health, Activity and Rehabilitation Research, Edinburgh, United Kingdom.

Background: Stage 5 chronic kidney disease patients on haemodialysis (HD) often present with dizziness and pre-syncopal events as a result of the combined effect of HD therapy and cardiovascular disease. The dysregulation of blood pressure (BP) during orthostasis may be implicated in the aetiology of falls in these patients. Therefore, we explored the relationship between baroreflex function, the haemodynamic responses to a passive orthostatic challenge, and falls in HD patients. Read More

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December 2018

Association between metabolic parameters and glomerular hyperfiltration in a representative Korean population without chronic kidney disease.

PLoS One 2018 6;13(12):e0207843. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Hallym University Dongtan Sacred Heart Hospital, Hwaseong, Korea.

Aims: To investigate associations of glomerular hyperfiltration with other metabolic factors in a nationally representative dataset.

Methods: We analyzed cross-sectional data from 15,918 subjects with estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) >60 ml/min/1.73 m2 and urine albumin creation ratio (ACR) <30 mg/g, who participated in the 5th and 6th Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. Read More

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December 2018

Uterine contractility changes in a perfused swine uterus model induced by local anesthetics procaine, lidocaine, and ropivacaine.

PLoS One 2018 6;13(12):e0206053. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Gynecological Endocrinology and Fertility Disorders, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany.

Background: Local anesthetics (LAs) are increasingly used as therapeutics due to their multiple molecular effects. They may be potential agents also in gynecology and reproductive medicine. The objective of this study was to investigate the contractility response of the perfused swine uterus to different concentrations of the LAs procaine, lidocaine, and ropivacaine. Read More

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December 2018

Outbreak of Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis Caused by Human Adenovirus Type D53 in an Eye Care Clinic - Los Angeles County, 2017.

MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018 Dec 7;67(48):1347-1349. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

On June 22, 2017, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LAC DPH) was notified of seven patients who were seen at an eye care clinic on June 8, 2017, and later developed symptoms of epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC). EKC is a contagious, severe form of viral conjunctivitis that can cause pain and blurred vision for up to 4 weeks (1). LAC DPH conducted an investigation, which identified 17 patients with EKC, including 15 who had visited the optometry clinic and two who were household contacts of clinic patients. Read More

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December 2018
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Quasi-degenerate magnetic states in α-RuCl.

J Phys Condens Matter 2019 Jan;31(2):025803

Department of Physics and Beijing Key Laboratory of Opto-electronic Functional Materials & Micro-nano Devices, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, People's Republic of China.

Exploring quantum spin liquid (QSL) state has both fundamental scientific value and realistic application potential. Recently, α-RuCl was experimentally observed to hold in-plane zigzag antiferromagnetic (AFM) order at low temperature, which was further proposed to be proximate to a Kitaev QSL ground state. We have studied the magnetic properties of α-RuCl in the framework of electronic structure calculation based on density functional theory (DFT) with Hubbard U correction (DFT+U) and spin-orbit coupling. Read More

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January 2019
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An integrated method for quantitative morphometry and oxygen transport modelling in striated muscle.

J Appl Physiol (1985) 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Biomedical Sciences, University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Identifying structural limitations in O transport is primarily restricted by current methods employed to characterise the nature of physiological remodelling. Inadequate resolution or breadth of available data has impaired development of routine diagnostic protocols and effective therapeutic strategies. Understanding O transport within striated muscle faces major challenges, most notably in quantifying how well individual fibres are supplied by the microcirculation, which has necessitated exploring tissue O supply using theoretical modelling of diffusive exchange. Read More

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December 2018
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The effect of net gas volume changes on alveolar and arterial gas partial pressures in the presence of ventilation-perfusion mismatch.

J Appl Physiol (1985) 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Anaesthesia, Austin Hospital, Australia.

The second gas effect (SGE) occurs when nitrous oxide enhances the uptake of volatile anesthetics administered simultaneously. Recent work shows that the SGE is greater in blood than in the gas phase, that this is due to ventilation-perfusion mismatch, that as mismatch increases, the SGE increases in blood but is diminished in the gas phase, and that these effects persist well into the period of nitrous oxide maintenance anesthesia. These modifications of the SGE are most pronounced with the low soluble agents in current use. Read More

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December 2018

Nordic homecare nursing from the perspective of homecare nurses-a meta-ethnography.

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Dec;23(12):597-604

Associate professor, Study director, Aarhus University, Department of Public Health, Denmark.

The pressure on homecare nursing in the Nordic countries has increased in recent years because of a reorganisation of healthcare systems that has put a focus on very early discharge from hospital as well as demographic changes. This article details an analysis of the findings of 13 published qualitative research reports about Nordic homecare nurses' experiences of their work. Using a process of meta-ethnography, the authors identify five themes within the primary research: home care as a professional practice on foreign ground; home care as a massive time constraint; home care as fair rationing; home care as relationships with relatives as fellow players or opponents; and home care as latent paternalism. Read More

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December 2018

Can early detection prevent venous leg ulceration?

Authors:
Michelle Porter

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Dec;23(Sup12):S14-S17

Senior Tissue Viability Clinical Nurse Specialist, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust.

Venous leg ulceration is the most common form of leg ulceration, affecting 1.5% of the UK adult population. This was reviewed within the latest best practice statement (2016) which set out to create clear guidance on the assessment, management and preventing the reoccurrence of venous leg ulceration. Read More

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December 2018

Pressure ulcer definitions and core curricula-how does this affect wound care and the older patient?

Br J Community Nurs 2018 Dec;23(Sup12):S6-S12

Professor and Director for the Institute of Skin Integrity and Infection prevention, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

Chronic wounds are associated with a significant patient, healthcare and financial burden and can have extensive implications for healthcare. Age is a significant risk factor for developing chronic wounds, due to physical changes in skin integrity and several age-related complex comorbidities, including poor nutrition and mobility. Pressure ulcers (PU) are a common type of chronic wound that can have a substantial impact on health-related quality of life and patient outcomes. Read More

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December 2018
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Hemodynamic Responses to an Exercise Stress Test in Parkinson's Disease Patients without Orthostatic Hypotension.

Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

University of Miami, Kinesiology and Sport Sciences, Coral Gable, Florida, United States ;

The presence of postganglionic sympathetic denervation is well established in Parkinson's disease (PD). Denervation at cardiac and blood vessel sites may lead to abnormal cardiovascular and hemodynamic responses to exercise. The aim of the present investigation was to examine how heart rate (HR) and hemodynamics are affected by an exercise test in PD patients without orthostatic hypotension. Read More

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December 2018

Variability of arterial and peripheral venous blood gases parameters in subjects with stable obstructive pulmonary disease

Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2018 11 30;56(4):342-346. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Hospital de Cardiología, Departamento de Hipertensión Pulmonar y Corazón Derecho. Ciudad de México, México

Background: Peripheral venous blood gases may be useful in subjects with exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to evaluate their gas exchange.

Objective: To describe the variability of parameters of arterial and peripheral venous blood gases in subjects with stable obstructive pulmonary disease.

Methods: Cross-sectional design, consecutive subjects were studied in a blinded manner, while arterial and peripheral venous blood was obtained for analysis. Read More

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November 2018

Pulmonary embolectomy in a case of subacute pulmonary embolism, with previous unsuccessful fibrinolysis

Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2018 11 30;56(4):418-423. Epub 2018 Nov 30.

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Medicina, División de Estudios de Posgrado. Ciudad de México, México

Background: Pulmonary embolism is a potentially fatal heart condition that requires prompt restoration of blood flow in the pulmonary vascular bed and prevention of recurrent events. Mortality is associated to the degree of hemodynamic repercussion, complications and opportunity in the treatment.

Case Report: Male 33 years of age who began with sudden dyspnea, chest pain of moderate intensity, sweating and syncope. Read More

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November 2018

Gallic Acid Suppresses Cardiac Hypertrophic Remodeling and Heart Failure.

Mol Nutr Food Res 2018 Dec 6:e1800807. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Dr. X. Yan, Y.-L. Zhang, L. Zhang, L.-X. Zou, C. Chen, Prof. Y. Liu, Prof. Y.-L. Xia, Prof. H.-H. Li, Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, 116044, China.

Scope: Gallic acid (GA) is a dietary phenolic acid found in tea, red wine, and some plants. It exhibits antioxidative and anti-inflammatory activities. Recent studies have revealed that GA has beneficial effects against several cardiovascular diseases; however, whether GA attenuates pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy and the underlying mechanism remain unclear. Read More

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December 2018
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Increased urinary miR-196a level predicts the progression of renal injury in patients with diabetic nephropathy.

Nephrol Dial Transplant 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

National Clinical Research Center of Kidney Diseases, Jinling Hospital, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, China.

Background: Recent data suggest that miR-196a is predominantly expressed in the kidney and plays an inhibitory role in the progress of renal interstitial fibrosis (IF). However, the predictive value of miR-196a in diabetic nephropathy (DN) remains unknown. We validated the role of urinary miR-196a in the progression of renal injury in a cohort of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Read More

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December 2018

Loss of CXCR4 on non-classical monocytes in participants of the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS) with subclinical atherosclerosis.

Cardiovasc Res 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

La Jolla Institute of Immunology, La Jolla, California, USA.

Aims: To test whether human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and subclinical cardiovascular disease (sCVD) are associated with expression of CXCR4 and other surface markers on classical, intermediate, and non-classical monocytes in women.

Methods And Results: sCVD was defined as presence of atherosclerotic lesions in the carotid artery in 92 participants of the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS). Participants were stratified into 4 sets (n = 23 each) by HIV and sCVD status (HIV-/sCVD-, HIV-/sCVD+, HIV+/sCVD-, HIV+/sCVD+) matched by age, race/ethnicity, and smoking status. Read More

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December 2018

Outcomes of minority patients with very severe hypertension (>220/>120 mmHg).

J Hypertens 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Clinical Pharmacology Research Unit (CPRU), Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami.

Objectives: Acute severe hypertension is a common problem among inner-city ethnic minority populations. Nevertheless, the effects of currently employed treatment regimens on blood pressure have not been determined in a clinical practice setting. We determined the SBP responses to acute antihypertensive drug protocols and the 2-year natural history of patients presenting with severe hypertension. Read More

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December 2018

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair-Are Complication Rates Really Increased?

J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

From the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Background: A few investigations exist which evaluate the influence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on complications after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

Methods: A database was queried for patients undergoing rotator cuff repair with and without OSA and further subdivided into those with and without a billing code for a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device. Thirty-day and 6-month adverse events were assessed. Read More

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December 2018

Widened QRS-T Angle May Be a Measure of Poor Ventricular Stretch During Exercise Among On-duty Firefighters.

J Cardiovasc Nurs 2018 Dec 5. Epub 2018 Dec 5.

Dillon J. Dzikowicz, BS, RN Doctoral (PhD) Student, School of Nursing, University of Rochester, New York. Mary G. Carey, PhD, RN, FAHA, FAAN Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Rochester, New York.

Background: The spatial QRS-T angle is a measure of repolarization heterogeneity and may be a predictor of poor ventricular health. It is unknown whether a relationship exists between QRS-T angle and blood pressure (BP) during exercise.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the potential relationship between QRS-T angle and BP during exercise, which may be indicative of ventricular stretch. Read More

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December 2018

A secretory pathway kinase regulates sarcoplasmic reticulum Ca homeostasis and protects against heart failure.

Elife 2018 Dec 6;7. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Pharmacology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, United States.

Ca signaling is important for many cellular and physiological processes, including cardiac function. Although sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) proteins involved in Ca signaling have been shown to be phosphorylated, the biochemical and physiological roles of protein phosphorylation within the lumen of the SR remain essentially uncharacterized. Our laboratory recently identified an atypical protein kinase, Fam20C, which is uniquely localized to the secretory pathway lumen. Read More

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December 2018
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Impaired Hypoxic Pulmonary Vasoconstriction in a Mouse Model of Leigh Syndrome.

Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Anesthesia, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States.

Hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction (HPV) is a physiological vasomotor response that maintains systemic oxygenation by matching perfusion to ventilation during alveolar hypoxia. Although mitochondria appear to play an essential role in HPV, the impact of mitochondrial dysfunction on HPV remains incompletely defined. Mice lacking the mitochondrial complex I (CI) subunit Ndufs4 (Ndufs4-/-) develop a fatal progressive encephalopathy and serve as a model for Leigh syndrome, the most common mitochondrial disease in children. Read More

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December 2018

High-Pressure Synthesis, Crystal Chemistry, and Ionic Conductivity of a Structural Polymorph of LiBPO.

Inorg Chem 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) , AIST Tsukuba Central 5, 1-1-1 Higashi , Tsukuba , Ibaraki 305-8565 , Japan.

A new structural polymorph of LiBPO has been successfully synthesized via a solid-state reaction between LiPO and BPO at 4 GPa and 600 °C. The high-pressure phase of LiBPO (HP-LiBPO) was found to crystallize in monoclinic symmetry with the cell parameters of a = 8.57010(4) Å, b = 11. Read More

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December 2018

Posturographic and ankle muscle activation characteristics in patients with haemophilia.

Haemophilia 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Department of Sports Medicine, University of Wuppertal, Wuppertal, Germany.

Introduction: The objective of this work was to examine the interrelations of posturographic and surface EMG (SEMG) characteristics of ankle muscles in patients with haemophilia while standing naturally.

Methods: Surface EMG of five bilaterally recorded ankle muscles was conducted in 24 patients with haemophilia (PwH, age: 42 [11] years, mean [SD], 22 A, 2 B, 21 severe, 3 moderate) with median (quartiles) WFH orthopaedic joint score of 30 (20/39) points and 24 non-haemophilic controls (Con, age: 42 [12]). Force plate (IBS) signals were captured simultaneously during bipedal stance with eyes open. Read More

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December 2018
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Center of plantar pressure during gait in pregnancy-related pelvic girdle pain and the effect of pelvic belts.

Acta Bioeng Biomech 2018 ;20(4):69-76

Laboratory of Functional Anatomy, Faculty of Motor Sciences, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Brussels, Belgium.

Purpose: Many pregnant women suffer from pelvic girdle pain (PGP) during pregnancy. Etiologies are multifactorial and affect the joint stability of the sacroiliac joint. Pelvic belts could restore stability and reduce pain during gait. Read More

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January 2018

Acute effects of core stability exercises on balance control.

Acta Bioeng Biomech 2018 ;20(4):145-151

Department of Biomechanics, Opole University of Technology, Opole, Poland.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate whether a single bout of core stability exercises improves body balance immediately after the bout of exercise and during a retention test.

Methods: The study involved 16 women (age 22-25 years, body weight 60.5 ± 5. Read More

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January 2018

The effect of aging and gender on plantar pressure distribution during the gait in elderly.

Acta Bioeng Biomech 2018 ;20(4):139-144

Faculty of Sports Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

Purpose: The effect of age on structural foot characteristics as well as on the plantar pressure distribution has been shown previously. However, the number of studies focused also on gender gait differences of elderly is lacking. The purpose of this study was to compare dynamic gait characteristic in younger and older elderly and to investigate the gender differences as the life-long load and footwear choice differ in males and females. Read More

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January 2018

The influence of minimalist and conventional sports shoes and lower limbs dominance on running gait.

Acta Bioeng Biomech 2018 ;20(3):3-9

University of Ostrava, Faculty of Education, Department of Human Movement Studies, Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine how minimalist running shoes (MRS), conventional running shoes (CRS) and the dominance of lower limbs influence the running gait.

Methods: Trained recreational runners (N = 13) who have been engaged in regulary running for more than one year were participants in this study. They were experienced with using MRS and CRS for more than half year and they used both types of shoes. Read More

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January 2018

A critical review on 3D-printed dosage forms.

Curr Pharm Des 2018 Dec 6. Epub 2018 Dec 6.

Institute of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf, Universitaetsstr. 1, 40225 Duesseldorf. Germany.

Background: In the last decades, 3D-printing has been investigated and used intensively in the field of tissue engineering, automotive and aerospace. With the first FDA approved printed medicinal product in 2015, the research on 3D-printing for pharmaceutical application has attracted attention of pharmaceutical scientists. Due to its potential of fabricating complex structures and geometrics, it is a highly promising technology for manufacturing individualized dosage forms. Read More

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December 2018

Abstract 79: Chronic and Acute Hypertension in Ischemic Stroke Are Distinct Markers of Impaired Collateral Circulation.

Stroke 2018 Jan;49(Suppl_1):A79

Univ of Vermont, Burlington, VT.

Background: Acute blood pressure (BP) elevation in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is common, yet the link with collateral circulation remains elusive due to lack of longitudinal data on premorbid hypertension (HTN) and serial BP changes within an individual. Precision medicine for AIS and management of HTN requires an understanding of collateral circulation.

Methods: The Interventional Management of Stroke III angiography core lab prospectively evaluated collateral circulation utilizing the ASITN scale prior to endovascular therapy. Read More

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January 2018
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