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Guillermo Mendoza et al.
International journal of medicinal mushrooms, 17(6), 501-509 (2015-09-10)
Various species of the genus Ganoderma have been used for centuries according to oriental tradition as a source of medicines and nutrients. A chemical study of the fruiting bodies and mycelial culture of G. oerstedii was carried out with the
Akiyoshi Hamaguchi et al.
Journal of neuroimaging : official journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging, 24(6), 548-553 (2014-07-22)
Vasospasm has been considered the most severe acute complication after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). MRA is not considered ideal for detecting cerebral vasospasm because of background including the hemorrhage. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of Subtraction
Wei Huang et al.
Food and nutrition bulletin, 34(3), 331-337 (2013-10-31)
Since universal salt iodization (USI) was implemented in Shenzhen, China, in 1996, evaluation of the time trend of USI to indicate the control of iodine-deficiency disorders has not been performed. To assess the time trend of median urinary iodine and
David E Nichols et al.
ACS chemical neuroscience, 6(7), 1165-1175 (2014-12-31)
A series of N-benzylated-5-methoxytryptamine analogues was prepared and investigated, with special emphasis on substituents in the meta position of the benzyl group. A parallel series of several N-benzylated analogues of 2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenethylamine (2C-I) also was included for comparison of the two
Eike I Piechowiak et al.
Radiology, 275(3), 692-697 (2015-02-06)
To determine the effect of the use of iodinated contrast agents on the formation of DNA double-strand breaks during chest computed tomography (CT). This study was approved by the institutional review board, and written informed consent was obtained from all
B Meunier et al.
Revue medicale de Liege, 68(9), 465-469 (2013-11-05)
The term "iodine allergy" is an old phrase that refers to a reaction to iodinated contrast media. After a brief review of definitions, pathophysiological mechanisms and risk factors of this clinical entity, management is urged immediate and delayed according to
A T Parry et al.
The Journal of small animal practice, 56(11), 657-661 (2015-08-11)
To compare and contrast the findings of intra-operative mesenteric portovenography (IOMP) and computed tomography angiography (CTA) for the visualisation and identification of the extrahepatic and intrahepatic portal venous system in the normal dog. Retrospective study of dogs with raised post-prandial
Tim I M Korevaar et al.
The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism, 98(11), 4382-4390 (2013-09-17)
Premature delivery is an important risk factor for child mortality and psychiatric, metabolic, and cardiovascular disease later in life. In the majority of cases, the cause of prematurity cannot be identified. Currently, it remains controversial whether abnormal maternal thyroid function
S van Grinsven et al.
Clinical radiology, 69(11), 1157-1164 (2014-09-15)
To prospectively evaluate the influence of observer experience, consensus assessment, and abduction and external rotation (ABER) view on the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) in patients with traumatic anterior-shoulder instability (TASI). Fifty-eight MRA examinations (of which 51 had
Jing Li et al.
Chinese medical journal, 127(12), 2332-2336 (2014-06-17)
The occurrence of contrast induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI) has a pronounced impact on morbidity and mortality. The aim of the present study was to appraise the diagnostic efficacy of age, estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and ejection fraction (AGEF)
James Owusu-Kwarteng et al.
BMC microbiology, 15, 261-261 (2015-11-13)
Throughout Africa, food fermentations are still driven by indigenous microorganisms which influence the nutritional, organoleptic and safety of the final products. However, for improved safety, consistent quality and beneficial health effects, a trend has emerged which involves the isolation of
Xiaohui Xu et al.
Cellular physiology and biochemistry : international journal of experimental cellular physiology, biochemistry, and pharmacology, 33(5), 1272-1282 (2014-05-08)
In Chinese culture, the roots of Averrhoa carambola L. have long been used for medical purposes due to their potent pharmaceutical activities, such as improving digestive function and treating diabetes. Recently, we prepared extracts of Averrhoa carambola L. root (EACR)
Sara Bersani et al.
European journal of pharmaceutics and biopharmaceutics : official journal of Arbeitsgemeinschaft fur Pharmazeutische Verfahrenstechnik e.V, 88(3), 670-682 (2014-08-27)
Novel, acid-sensitive liposomes that respond to physiopathological pH for tumour targeting applications were obtained by surface decoration with 1,2-distearoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine-N-[methoxy(polyethylene glycol)] (mPEG-DSPE) and stearoyl-poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(methacryloyl sulfadimethoxine) copolymer (stearoyl-PEG-polySDM). The pH-sensitive stearoyl-PEG-polySDM copolymer contained an average of seven methacryloyl sulfadimethoxines per molecule
[Hyperthyroidism after iodine-containing contrast agent administration].
Marcin Żach et al.
Kardiologia polska, 71(7), 752-756 (2013-08-03)
Min Cheol Ku et al.
Clinical imaging, 39(5), 820-826 (2015-07-15)
To compare diagnostic accuracy of gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) (original set) and original MRI combined with the arterial phase of low-tube-voltage computed tomography (CT) (hybrid set). In hybrid set, we substituted the CT arterial phase for MRI arterial
Jaime J Gahche et al.
The Journal of nutrition, 143(6), 872-877 (2013-04-26)
During pregnancy, the iodine requirement rises to meet demands for neurological development and fetal growth. If these requirements are not met, irreversible pathological cognitive and behavioral changes to the fetus may ensue. This study estimated the prevalence of iodine-containing dietary
Michael Kuncewitch et al.
Shock (Augusta, Ga.), 43(3), 268-275 (2014-12-17)
Renal ischemia-reperfusion (IR) injury (IRI) after shock states or transplantation causes tissue damage and delayed graft function, respectively. The Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway plays a critical role in nephrogenesis. We therefore hypothesized that pharmacological activation of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling by the
Mary Dwyer et al.
Biochemistry, 53(27), 4476-4487 (2014-06-06)
Human butyrylcholinesterase (hBChE) is currently being developed as a detoxication enzyme for stoichiometric binding and/or catalytic hydrolysis of organophosphates. Herein, we describe the use of a molecular evolution method to develop novel hBChE variants with increased resistance to stereochemically defined
P Omoumi et al.
Osteoarthritis and cartilage, 23(1), 83-87 (2014-12-03)
To determine subregions of normal and abnormal cartilage in advanced stages of femorotibial osteoarthritis (OA) by mapping the entire femorotibial joint in a cohort of pre-total knee replacement (TKR) OA knees. We defined an areal subdivision of the femorotibial articular
Nachiketa Chatterjee et al.
Organic & biomolecular chemistry, 13(29), 7940-7945 (2015-06-26)
A metal and base free synthesis of primary amines has been developed at ambient temperature through ipso amination of diversely functionalized organoboronic acids, employing a combination of [bis(trifluoroacetoxy)iodo]benzene (PIFA)-N-bromosuccinimide (NBS) and methoxyamine hydrochloride as the aminating reagent. The amines were
Soichiro Takahashi et al.
FEBS letters, 589(7), 829-835 (2015-03-01)
Phospholipase A2 receptor 1 (PLA2R) mediates collagen-dependent migration. The mechanisms by which PLA2R interacts with collagen remain unclear. We produced HEK293 cells expressing full-length wild-type PLA2R or a truncated PLA2R that lacks fibronectin-like type II (FNII) domains or several regions
Elena De Gianni et al.
Toxins, 7(2), 535-552 (2015-02-14)
One important strategy to develop effective anticancer agents is based on natural products. Many active phytochemicals are in human clinical trials and have been used for a long time, alone and in association with conventional anticancer drugs, for the treatment
[Euthyroid struma with a thyroid nodule. Is the combination of L-thyroxine and iodine effective here?].
H S Füessl et al.
MMW Fortschritte der Medizin, 156(8), 17-17 (2014-05-24)
Eric A Rowe et al.
Veterinary surgery : VS, 43(6), 642-649 (2014-06-10)
To radiographically and histologically evaluate the effects of photodynamic therapy on the cisterna chyli in rats. Experimental study. Adult male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 60). Cecal lymph nodes were injected with the photodynamic compound verteporfin. A 690 nm, 500 mW diode laser was then
Zulfiqar A Bhutta et al.
Lancet (London, England), 382(9890), 452-477 (2013-06-12)
Maternal undernutrition contributes to 800,000 neonatal deaths annually through small for gestational age births; stunting, wasting, and micronutrient deficiencies are estimated to underlie nearly 3·1 million child deaths annually. Progress has been made with many interventions implemented at scale and
Yuhua Fan et al.
PloS one, 9(8), e105890-e105890 (2014-08-22)
Cardiotoxicity is an aggravating side effect of many clinical antineoplastic agents such as arsenic trioxide (As2O3), which is the first-line treatment for acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). Clinically, drug combination strategies are widely applied for complex disease management. Here, an optimized
Teruhito Kido et al.
SpringerPlus, 3, 75-75 (2014-02-27)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the utility incremental diagnostic value of combined assessment with coronary CT angiography (CCTA) and myocardial CT perfusion imaging (CTP) using dual-energy technology with an Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) load technique. Twenty-one patients underwent
Geoffrey D Keeler et al.
Acta biomaterialia, 23, 27-37 (2015-05-20)
Macrophage activation is of interest in the biomaterials field since macrophages with an M(Dex) characteristic phenotype, i.e., CD68(+)CD163(+), are believed to result in improved integration of the biomaterial as well as improved tissue remodeling and increased biomaterial longevity. To facilitate
Takuma Tsuda et al.
Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society, 79(7), 1542-1548 (2015-03-31)
Until now, there have been few reports on the accuracy of in-stent restenosis (ISR) detection using high-definition computed tomography (HDCT). The purpose of this study was to assess ISR using HDCT with a new gemstone detector and to examine the
Kenneth W Jackson et al.
Neoplasia (New York, N.Y.), 17(1), 43-54 (2015-01-28)
Tumor microenvironments (TMEs) are composed of cancer cells, fibroblasts, extracellular matrix, microvessels, and endothelial cells. Two prolyl endopeptidases, fibroblast activation protein (FAP) and prolyl oligopeptidase (POP), are commonly overexpressed by epithelial-derived malignancies, with the specificity of FAP expression by cancer
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