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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629849/analysis-of-archived-newborn-dried-blood-spots-dbs-identifies-congenital-cytomegalovirus-as-a-major-cause-of-unexplained-pediatric-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Lucy Meyer, Bazak Sharon, Tina C Huang, Abby C Meyer, Kristin E Gravel, Lisa A Schimmenti, Elizabeth C Swanson, Hannah E Herd, Nelmary Hernandez-Alvarado, Kirsten R Coverstone, Mark McCann, Mark R Schleiss
PURPOSE: Congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection is the most common non-genetic cause of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). However, accurate diagnosis of cCMV as the etiology of SNHL is problematic beyond the neonatal period. This study therefore examined whether cCMV infection could be identified retrospectively in children presenting with unexplained SNHL to a multidisciplinary diagnostic outpatient otolaryngology clinic at an academic medical center in Minnesota. METHODS: Over a 4-year period, 57 patients with an age range of 3months to 10years with unexplained SNHL were recruited to participate in this study...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629085/design-of-a-hybrid-biomaterial-for-tissue-engineering-biopolymer-scaffold-integrated-with-an-autologous-hydrogel-carrying-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Caroline R Weinstein-Oppenheimer, Donald I Brown, Rodrigo Coloma, Patricio Morales, Mauricio Reyna-Jeldes, María J Díaz, Elizabeth Sánchez, Cristian A Acevedo
Biologically active biomaterials as biopolymers and hydrogels have been used in medical applications providing favorable results in tissue engineering. In this research, a wound dressing device was designed by integration of an autologous clot hydrogel carrying mesenchymal stem-cells onto a biopolymeric scaffold. This hybrid biomaterial was tested in-vitro and in-vivo, and used in a human clinical case. The biopolymeric scaffold was made with gelatin, chitosan and hyaluronic acid, using a freeze-drying method...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606186/comparison-of-chemical-profiles-between-the-root-and-aerial-parts-from-three-bupleurum-species-based-on-a-uhplc-qtof-ms-metabolomics-approach
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Lin Zhu, Zhi-Tao Liang, Tao Yi, Yue Ma, Zhong-Zhen Zhao, Bao-Lin Guo, Jian-Ye Zhang, Hu-Biao Chen
BACKGROUND: Bupleuri Radix (Chaihu) represents one of the most successful and widely used herbal medicines in Asia for the treatment of many diseases such as inflammatory disorders and infectious diseases over the past 2000 years. In the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, Chaihu is recorded as the dried roots of Bupleurum chinense DC. and B. scorzonerifolium Willd. (Umbelliferae). However, the widespread demand for the herb has tended to far outstrip the supply. Whether the aerial parts, which account for 70 ~ 85% of the dry weights of Bupleurum species, could be used as an alternative for the root has become an important scientific issue for the sustainable utilization of Bupleurum species...
June 12, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599038/albumin-for-prehospital-fluid-resuscitation-of-hemorrhagic-shock-in-tactical-combat-casualty-care
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Nicholas M Studer, Michael D April, F Bowling, Paul D Danielson, Andrew P Cap
Optimal fluid resuscitation on the battlefield in the absence of blood products remains unclear. Contemporary Combat medics are generally limited to hydroxyethyl starch or crystalloid solutions, both of which present significant drawbacks. Obtaining US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved freeze-dried plasma (FDP) is a top casualty care research priority for the US Military. Interest in this agent reflects a desire to simultaneously expand intravascular volume and address coagulopathy. The history of FDP dates to the Second World War, when American expeditionary forces used this agent frequently...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557536/preoperative-hand-decontamination-in-ophthalmic-surgery-a-comparison-of-the-removal-of-bacteria-from-surgeons-hands-by-routine-antimicrobial-scrub-versus-an-alcoholic-hand-rub
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Yaara Forer, Colin Block, Shahar Frenkel
PURPOSE: The goal of this experiment was to evaluate and compare the antimicrobial efficacy of routine preoperative hand washing using commercial medicated sponge brushes versus an alcoholic hand rub, by comparing bacterial growth on ophthalmic surgeons' hands after application of each of these methods. METHODS: Twenty ophthalmic surgeons were recruited at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. Samples were collected twice from the hands of each surgeon after hand decontamination using two different protocols during routine surgical practice...
May 30, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525790/quantitative-lc-hrms-determination-of-selected-cardiovascular-drugs-in-dried-blood-spots-as-an-indicator-of-adherence-to-medication
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Dennis Bernieh, Graham Lawson, Sangeeta Tanna
Dried blood spot (DBS) sampling was investigated as a means of obtaining micro-volume blood samples for the quantitative analyses of ten commonly UK prescribed cardiovascular drugs as an indicator of medication adherence. An 8mm disc was punched out from each DBS from calibration, quality control and volunteer samples and extracted using methanol containing the internal standard. Each extract was evaporated to dryness, the residue reconstituted in methanol:water (40:60v/v) containing 0.1% formic acid and analysed by LC-HRMS...
May 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513733/polylactic-acid-nano-and-microchamber-arrays-for-encapsulation-of-small-hydrophilic-molecules-featuring-drug-release-via-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound
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Meiyu Gai, Johannes Frueh, Tianyi Tao, Arseniy V Petrov, Vladimir V Petrov, Evgeniy V Shesterikov, Sergei I Tverdokhlebov, Gleb B Sukhorukov
Long term encapsulation combined with spatiotemporal release for a precisely defined quantity of small hydrophilic molecules on demand remains a challenge in various fields ranging from medical drug delivery, controlled release of catalysts to industrial anti-corrosion systems. Free-standing individually sealed polylactic acid (PLA) nano- and microchamber arrays were produced by one-step dip-coating a PDMS stamp into PLA solution for 5 s followed by drying under ambient conditions. The wall thickness of these hydrophobic nano-microchambers is tunable from 150 nm to 7 μm by varying the PLA solution concentration...
June 1, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504347/a-rapid-method-to-screen-poisoning-causative-agents-in-an-acute-care-hospital-in-japan
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K Usui, H Mori, T Tachi, T Matsumura, K Mori, A Takeda, Y Noguchi, T Yoshimura, H Teramachi
WHAT IS KNOWN AND OBJECTIVE: A simple, rapid analysis is required to simultaneously analyse medicinal toxicants in emergency medical care. In this regard, the analysis of blood samples by LC-MS/MS equipped with a spin column, involving a rapid, simple pretreatment, has attracted attention. In this study, sample pretreatment using a Monospin C18 column was performed to screen 11 medicinal toxicants in blood samples by LC-MS/MS. METHODS: Serum samples supplemented with 11 medical toxicants-acetaminophen, salicylic acid, nitrazepam, diphenhydramine, bromvalerylurea, phenobarbital, amitriptyline, risperidone, fenitrothion, malathion and methomyl-were pretreated with the Monospin C18 column according to Pretreatment I and Pretreatment II, followed by LC-MS/MS analysis...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501802/stability-of-proteins-in-dried-blood-spot-biobanks
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Johan Björkesten, Stefan Enroth, Qiujin Shen, Lotta Wik, David Hougaard, Arieh Cohen, Lene Sörensen, Vilmantas Giedraitis, Martin Ingelsson, Anders Larsson, Masood Kamali-Moghaddam, Ulf Landegren
An important motivation for the construction of biobanks is to discover biomarkers that identify diseases at early, potentially curable stages. This will require biobanks from large numbers of individuals, preferably sampled repeatedly, where the samples are collected and stored under conditions that preserve potential biomarkers. Dried blood samples are attractive for biobanking because of the ease and low cost of collection and storage. Here we have investigated their suitability for protein measurements...
May 13, 2017: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501425/the-effects-of-kratom-on-restraint-stress-induced-analgesia-and-its-mechanisms-of-action
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José Luis Vázquez López, Lorenz Schild, Thomas Günther, Stefan Schulz, Hartmud Neurath, Axel Becker
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Mitragyna speciosa and its extracts are called kratom (dried leaves, extract). They contain several alkaloids with an affinity for different opioid receptors. They are used in traditional medicine for the treatment of different diseases, as a substitute by opiate addicts, and to mitigate opioid withdrawal symptoms. Apart from their medical properties, they are used to enhance physical endurance and as a means of overcoming stress. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the mechanisms underlying the effects of kratom on restraint-stress-induced analgesia which occurs during or following exposure to a stressful or fearful stimulus...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495190/antibodies-to-toxoplasma-gondii-and-leishmania-spp-in-domestic-cats-from-luanda-angola
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Ana Patrícia Lopes, Ana Cristina Oliveira, Sara Granada, Filipa T Rodrigues, Elias Papadopoulos, Henk Schallig, Jitender P Dubey, Luís Cardoso
Toxoplasma gondii and Leishmania spp. are zoonotic protozoa of importance to animal and public health. The present study aimed to assess for the first time the seroprevalence of these zoonotic parasites in a domestic feline population living in Luanda, Angola. One hundred and two cats were sampled at a veterinary medical centre, from May 2014 to February 2016. The age of the cats ranged from 2.5 to 143 months (median: 12 months; interquartile range: 7.5-24). Serum samples were tested for immunoglobulin (Ig) G antibodies to T...
May 30, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493805/creating-three-dimensional-printed-models-of-acetabular-fractures-for-use-as-educational-tools
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Matthew S Manganaro, Yoav Morag, William J Weadock, Corrie M Yablon, Kara Gaetke-Udager, Erica B Stein
Acetabular fractures are frequently encountered in some clinical practices, and the precise classification of these fractures greatly influences treatments and outcomes. The authors identified the need for an educational aid when teaching acetabular fracture classifications, given the complex spatial anatomy and the nonintuitive classification system that is commonly used. Three-dimensional ( 3D three-dimensional ) printing is an evolving technique that has applications as an educational aid, providing the student with a tangible object to interact with and learn from...
May 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492472/molecular-surveillance-of-cronobacter-spp-isolated-from-a-wide-variety-of-foods-from-44-different-countries-by-sequence-typing-of-16s-rrna-rpob-and-o-antigen-genes
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Nancy Miranda, Pratik Banerjee, Steven Simpson, Khalil Kerdahi, Irshad M Sulaiman
Cronobacter spp. are emerging infectious bacteria that can cause acute meningitis and necrotizing enterocolitis in neonatal and immunocompromised individuals. Although this opportunistic human-pathogenic microorganism has been isolated from a wide variety of food and environmental samples, it has been primarily linked to foodborne outbreaks associated with powdered infant formula. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration use the presence of these microbes as one of the criteria to assess food adulteration and to implement regulatory actions...
May 11, 2017: Foods (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463880/medication-adherence-condom-use-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-in-australian-prep-users-interim-results-from-the-victorian-prep-demonstration-project
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Luxi Lal, Jennifer Audsley, Dean Murphy, Christopher K Fairley, Mark Stoove, Norm Roth, Richard Moore, B K Tee, Nalagafiar Puratmaja, Peter L Anderson, David Leslie, Robert M Grant, John De Wit, Edwina Wright
OBJECTIVE: HIV Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) decreases risk of HIV acquisition however its efficacy is closely dependent on adherence. There is also concern that the preventive effect of PrEP may be offset by risk compensation, notably an increase in condomless anal sex. DESIGN: Multi-site, open-label demonstration study that recruited people at current or recent risk of HIV infection in Melbourne, Australia. METHODS: Participants were recruited from three general practice clinics and one sexual health clinic in Melbourne and consented to take daily tenofovir/emtricitabine for 30 months...
May 1, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458701/is-herbal-therapy-safe-in-obesity-a-case-of-apium-graveolens-celery-induced-hyperthyroidism
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Hojjat Rouhi-Boroujeni, Masih Hosseini, Mojgan Gharipour, Hamid Rouhi-Boroujeni
BACKGROUND: Apium graveolens is one of the well-known herbs used for the treatment of different; however, allergic reactions have been reported after its use. This report aimed to demonstrate the A. graveolens induced hyperthyroidism after its oral consumption for weight loss. CASE REPORT: Mr. A, 48-year-old, with no history of any thyroid diseases, was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism due to daily consumption of 4 g of dried celery leaves for 45 days. After cessation of consumption and treatment with methimazole, the symptoms remitted...
September 2016: ARYA Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456049/silk-fibroin-thelebolan-matrix-a-promising-chemopreventive-scaffold-for-soft-tissue-cancer
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Sourav K Mukhopadhyay, Deboki Naskar, Promita Bhattacharjee, Abheepsa Mishra, Subhas C Kundu, Satyahari Dey
Research of improved functional bio-mimetic matrix for regenerative medicine is currently one of the rapidly growing fields in tissue engineering and medical sciences. This study reports a novel bio-polymeric matrix, which is fabricated using silk protein fibroin from Bombyx mori silkworm and fungal exopolysaccharide Thelebolan from Antarctic fungus Thelebolus sp. IITKGP-BT12 by solvent evaporation and freeze drying method. Natural cross linker genipin is used to imprison the Thelebolan within the fibroin network...
April 9, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414191/instant-odfs-development-of-an-intermediate-nanoparticle-based-product-platform-for-individualized-medication
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Denise Steiner, Jan Henrik Finke, Arno Kwade
The individualization of solid dosage forms to realize a flexible therapy for all patient groups is a topic which increasingly gains importance in pharmaceutical research. The goal of this study was to develop a nanoparticulate, instant orodispersible film (iODF) powder which can easily be reconstituted in water to cast ODFs containing an individualized concentration of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). It was shown that the processing of the film casing mass to iODF powders by spray drying provides the same advantageous film properties, particles sizes redispersed from the ODF and dissolution profiles as compared to the common production route...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413108/moisturisers-in-scar-management-following-burn-a-survey-report
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Tanja Klotz, Rochelle Kurmis, Zachary Munn, Kathryn Heath, John Greenwood
Scar management is a recognised key component of rehabilitation following burn. Moisturising often combined with massage is commenced once healing tissue has gained sufficient strength to tolerate surface friction, with the aim being to hydrate the dry scar. The studies on various moisturisers and creams provide some guidance on moisturiser selection, but many are inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: This survey aimed to determine the current expert opinion regarding moisturiser recommendations, including the basis for these recommendations, across the burns community...
April 13, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403748/an-effective-method-of-atelocollagen-type-1-3-isolation-from-human-placenta-and-its-in-vitro-characterization-in-two-dimesional-and-three-dimensional-cell-culture-applications
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Johannes Hackethal, Severin Mühleder, Alexandra Hofer, Karl Heinrich Schneider, Johanna Prüller, Simone Hennerbichler, Heinz Redl, Andreas Teuschl
Pepsin-solubilized atelocollagen can be used to form highly complex three-dimensional matrices for a broad spectrum of tissue engineering applications. Moreover, it has a long history as a favorable biomaterial in pharmaceutical and medical industries. So far, the main sources for these approaches are collagens from xenogenic sources. Yet, these nonhuman collagens carry a risk of provoking immune reactions in patients. Here we describe an effective method of isolating atelocollagen type 1/3 (COL1/3) from human placenta...
May 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385244/novel-ethanol-induced-pectin-xanthan-aerogel-coatings-for-orthopedic-applications
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Gabrijela Horvat, Klodian Xhanari, Matjaž Finšgar, Lidija Gradišnik, Uroš Maver, Željko Knez, Zoran Novak
In this study, we developed a novel high methoxyl pectin-xanthan aerogel coating on medical-grade stainless steel, prepared by ethanol-induced gelation and subsequent supercritical drying. Two non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, i.e. diclofenac sodium and indomethacin, were incorporated into the aerogel coating. Electrochemical analyses were performed on the coated samples using electrochemical impedance spectroscopy and cyclic polarization techniques. The results showed that all passivated samples were highly resistant to general corrosion...
June 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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