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Laetitia Piane, Marie-Laure Théron, Marcel Aumann, Catherine Trumel
A 9-year-old, female Maltese dog was referred to the Veterinary School of Toulouse with a 2-day history of anorexia and weakness. On clinical examination, the dog had hyperthermia (39.7°C), abdominal discomfort, and polypnea. Significant laboratory findings included pigmenturia, hyperbilirubinemia, hypercreatininemia, hyperfibrinogenemia, abnormal Snap canine pancreas-specific lipase, and pancytopenia with a nonregenerative anemia. A peripheral blood smear revealed numerous intraerythrocytic large Babesia but no polychromasia...
October 18, 2016: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Andreas Hellak, Jennifer Ebeling, Michael Schauseil, Steffen Stein, Matthias Roggendorf, Heike Korbmacher-Steiner
Objective. The aim of this in vitro study was to determine the shear bond strength (SBS) and adhesive remnant index (ARI) score of two self-etching no-mix adhesives (iBond™ and Scotchbond™) on different prosthetic surfaces and enamel, in comparison with the commonly used total etch system Transbond XT™. Materials and Methods. A total of 270 surfaces (1 enamel and 8 restorative surfaces, n = 30) were randomly divided into three adhesive groups. In group 1 (control) brackets were bonded with Transbond XT primer...
2016: BioMed Research International
Huijuan Liu, Jie Wang, Guiyun Ren, Yanning Zhang, Fusheng Dong
OBJECTIVE: To study the relationship between proteoglycan inhibition and the implantation of salivary pleomorphic adenoma (SPA). METHODS: SPA fresh tissue was primitively cultured and identified. The Ad-shRNA-XT-II adenovirus vector was constructed and transfected into SPA cells to silence the XT-II gene. The expression of the XT-II gene and protein was detected using real-time PCR and western blotting, respectively. The proteoglycan content of the cells was determined 48 hours after transfectction...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
Gopinath Swapna, Sandeep Sharma, Vivek P Soni, Sandhya Tamgadge
BACKGROUND: Enamel demineralization is an event which is always an integral part of fixed orthodontic treatment due to which fluoride releasing bonding agents are considered to be the most effective but have lower bond strength. Thus, this in vitro study has compared the degree of demineralization and bond strength of conventional and fluoridated bonding agents. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and five extracted human premolars divided into Group I evaluated to study demineralization and Group II to evaluate bond strength...
July 2016: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
Leily Macedo Firoozmand, Mariana Gonçalves Cordeiro, Marcos André Dos Santos Da Silva, Rudys Rodolfo De Jesus Tavarez, Etevaldo Matos Maia Filho
The aim of this study was to evaluate the radiopacity of silorane and methacrylate resin composites, comparing them to the enamel, dentin, and aluminum penetrometer using a digital image. From six resin composites (Filtek™ P90, Filtek Z350, Filtek Z350 XT flow, Tetric Ceram, TPH Spectrum, and SureFil SDR flow) cylindrical disks (5 × 1 mm) were made and radiographed by a digital method, together with a 15-step aluminum step-wedge and a 1 mm slice of human tooth. The degree of radiopacity of each image was quantified using digital image processing...
2016: TheScientificWorldJournal
Laetitia Piane, Karen M Young, Lena Giraud, Nathalie Bourges-Abella, Catherine Trumel
BACKGROUND: Erroneously high reticulocyte counts (pseudoreticulocytosis) have been reported in dogs with leukemia. Pseudoreticulocytosis and an abnormal reticulocyte profile were observed in a dog with large form babesiosis presented at our institution. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this retrospective study were to determine if dogs with babesiosis and other dogs had abnormal reticulocyte profiles, and to correlate these profiles with the primary diagnosis. METHODS: All canine CBCs obtained with the Sysmex XT-2000iV or Procyte DX were reviewed...
October 4, 2016: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Cleidiel Aa Lemos, Sílvio J Mauro, Renata A de Campos, Paulo H Dos Santos, Lucas S Machado, Ticiane C Fagundes
The aim of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength of resin composite repairs with and without aging of the surface to be repaired, using different adhesive systems and resin composites. Ninety specimens were prepared: 10 for the Control Group (GC - without repair); 40 for Group I (GI - repairs after 7 days) and 40 for Group II (GII - repairs after 180 days). Groups I and II were divided into 4 subgroups of 10 specimens each, according to the adhesive system and composite resin used: A) Adper Scotch Bond Multipurpose + Filtek Z350 XT; B) Adper Single Bond Plus + Filtek Z350 XT; C) Adper Scotch Bond Multipurpose + Esthet-X; D) Adper Single Bond Plus + Esthet-X...
April 2016: Acta Odontológica Latinoamericana: AOL
Uri Landes, Alexander Sagie, Ran Kornowski
Sutureless aortic bioprostheses (SAB) are increasingly being used to provide shorter cross-clamp time. Valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (VIV-A) is shown to be effective and safe in the vast majority of patients with degenerated bioprosthetics, yet its' use in SAB failure is infrequent. We present a case of balloon-expandable VIV-A in an 80-year-old woman who suffered severe symptomatic aortic regurgitation in a failed Perceval S 21-mm valve. Computed tomography scan demonstrated a deformed valve...
October 3, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Christian Rinke, Serene Low, Ben J Woodcroft, Jean-Baptiste Raina, Adam Skarshewski, Xuyen H Le, Margaret K Butler, Roman Stocker, Justin Seymour, Gene W Tyson, Philip Hugenholtz
High-throughput sequencing libraries are typically limited by the requirement for nanograms to micrograms of input DNA. This bottleneck impedes the microscale analysis of ecosystems and the exploration of low biomass samples. Current methods for amplifying environmental DNA to bypass this bottleneck introduce considerable bias into metagenomic profiles. Here we describe and validate a simple modification of the Illumina Nextera XT DNA library preparation kit which allows creation of shotgun libraries from sub-nanogram amounts of input DNA...
2016: PeerJ
Sanja Jurišić, Gordan Jurišić, Hrvoje Jurić
AIM: The objective of present study was to examine influence of adhesives and methods of enamel pretreatment on the shear bond strength (SBS) of orthodontic brackets. The adhesives used were resin-reinforced glass ionomer cements-GIC (Fuji Ortho LC) and composite resin (Transbond XT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The experimental sample consisted of 80 extracted human first premolars. The sample was divided into four equal groups, and the metal brackets were bonded with different enamel pretreatments by using two adhesives: group A-10% polyacrylic acid; Fuji Ortho LC, group B-37% phosphoric acid; Fuji Ortho LC, group C-self etching primer; Transbond XT, group D-37% phosphoric acid, primer; Transbond XT...
December 2015: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
Hong-Xin Peng, Lin Yang, Bang-Shun He, Yu-Qin Pan, Hou-Qun Ying, Hui-Ling Sun, Kang Lin, Xiu-Xiu Hu, Tao Xu, Shu-Kui Wang
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays an important role in the development and progression of CRC. The members of inflammatory biomarkers, preoperative NLR and PLR, have been proved by numerous studies to be promising prognostic biomarkers for CRC. However, the diagnostic value of the two biomarkers in CRC remains unknown, and no study reported the combined diagnostic efficacy of NLR, PLR and CEA. METHODS: Five hundred and fifty-nine patients with I-III stage CRC undergoing surgical resection and 559 gender- and age-matched healthy controls were enrolled in this retrospective study...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
Josh D Silvertown, Bonny P Y Wong, Stephen H Abrams, Koneswaran S Sivagurunathan, Sapna M Mathews, Bennett T Amaechi
AIM: The aim of the present study was to investigate the ability of operators using The Canary System and DIAGNOdent to detect natural pit and fissure caries under four commonly-used opaque dental sealants. METHODS: Mixed sound and carious pits/fissures (N = 105) selected from 40 human teeth were randomly assigned (10 teeth/group) to one of four opaque sealant groups (Delton, Embrace WetBond, Helioseal F, UltraSeal XT Plus). Selected pits/fissures sites on occlusal surfaces were scanned with The Canary System and DIAGNOdent, sealed, re-scanned, and subjected to polarized light microscopy to confirm whether the scanned regions were sound or carious...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry
Tzahi Neuman, Michal London, Juliane Kania-Almog, Anna Litvin, Yaniv Zohar, Ludmila Fridel, Judith Sandbank, Iris Barshak, Gilad W Vainer
INTRODUCTION: Immunotherapy is a novel treatment for lung cancer. Pembrolizumab (Merck Sharp and Dohme, Kenilworth, NJ) is a monoclonal antibody against programmed cell death 1 that has been approved for use with NSCLC together with a companion diagnostic by Dako (Carpinteria, CA). Ventana's BenchMark XT (Ventana Medical Systems, Tucson, AZ) is a widely used immunohistochemical (IHC) platform. However, data on its reliability and reproducibility with the 22C3 antibody are scant. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive calibration of 22C3 programmed cell death ligand 1 (PD-L1) staining on the BenchMark XT platform using Dako's prediluted 22C3 anti-PD-L1 primary antibody with two of Ventana's detection systems...
September 21, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
Jie Zhang, Yunqi Yan, Soumyadyuti Samai, David S Ginger
We use dynamic force spectroscopy to study the melting properties of azobenzene-modified double-stranded DNA (azo-dsDNA) in both the shearing and unzipping geometries. By fitting the rupture force vs loading rate data with a Friddle-Noy-De Yoreo model, we extract the location of the barrier (xt), the equilibrium force for the bond/transducer system (Feq), and the dissociation rate of dsDNA (koff(0)). We find that the koff(0) of azo-dsDNA increases after UV illumination (365 nm) in both the shearing and unzipping geometries...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
Divya Ratan Verma, Yash Pershad, Ashish Pershad, Kenith Fang, George Gellert, Michael F Morris
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) has become the standard imaging modality for pre-procedural aortic annular sizing prior to transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). We hypothesized that the accuracy of CT derived annular measurements would be greater at sites with higher TAVR procedural volume. METHODS: Within a large integrated health system, TAVR was performed at low (<40 cases), intermediate (40-75 cases), and high-volume sites (>75 cases). 181 patients underwent TAVR with a Sapien XT transcatheter heart valve (THV)...
August 27, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
Matheus Simonato, Ali N Azadani, John Webb, Jonathon Leipsic, Ran Kornowski, Alec Vahanian, David Wood, Nicolo Piazza, Susheel Kodali, Jian Ye, Brian Whisenant, Diego Gaia, Mina Aziz, Tilak Pasala, Julinda Mehilli, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Didier Tchetche, Neil Moat, Rui Teles, Anna Sonia Petronio, David Hildick-Smith, Uri Landes, Stephan Windecker, Yaron Arbel, Oscar Mendiz, Raj Makkar, Elaine Tseng, Danny Dvir
AIMS: Transcatheter heart valve (THV) implantation in failed bioprosthetic valves (valve-in-valve [ViV]) offers an alternative therapy for high-risk patients. Elevated post-procedural gradients are a significant limitation of aortic ViV. Our objective was to assess the relationship between depth of implantation and haemodynamics. METHODS AND RESULTS: Commercially available THVs used for ViV were included in the analysis (CoreValve Evolut, SAPIEN XT and the Portico valve)...
September 18, 2016: EuroIntervention
Patrick Schober, Herman M T Christiaans, Stephan A Loer, Lothar A Schwarte
OBJECTIVE: Safety in helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) settings might be enhanced by the routine use of portable multigas analyzers to indicate hypoxic ambient air mixtures and the presence of hazardous gases. METHODS: In our HEMS (EC-135, Lifeliner 1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands), we introduced a professional multigas analyzer (Gas Alert Max XT II; Honeywell Analytics, Lincolnshire, IL) to prospectively detect possible hazardous gas mixtures. This analyzer measures ambient oxygen percentage (FO2, 0%-30%), carbon monoxide (CO, 0-1,000 ppm), hydrogen sulfide (H2S, 0-200 ppm), and combustibles (lower explosive limit, %)...
September 2016: Air Medical Journal
Hardy Baumbach, Samir Ahad, Stephan Hill, Tim Schäufele, Sara Adili, Kristina Wachter, Ulrich F W Franke
An increasing number of patients with severe aortic stenosis and concomitant critical coronary artery disease were referred to our hospital. Some of those patients were classified as high-risk patients qualifying for a transcatheter therapy with the additional need for coronary revascularization. As a consequence of their comorbidities, the established transapical as well as transfemoral approach were either not possible or not favored owing to the indispensable need for coronary revascularization. We present 4 successfully combined off-pump procedures consisting of a transcatheter aortic valve implantation (Edwards SAPIEN XT) via the transaortic approach and an off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting...
September 15, 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Joseph W Maricelli, Qi L Lu, David C Lin, Buel D Rodgers
Limb-girdle muscular dystrophy type 2i (LGMD2i) affects thousands of lives with shortened life expectancy mainly due to cardiac and respiratory problems and difficulty with ambulation significantly compromising quality of life. Limited studies have noted impaired gait in patients and animal models of different muscular dystrophies, but not in animal models of LGMD2i. Our goal, therefore, was to quantify gait metrics in the fukutin-related protein P448L mutant (P448L) mouse, a recently developed model for LGMD2i...
2016: PloS One
Hong Kai Lee, Chun Kiat Lee, Julian Wei-Tze Tang, Tze Ping Loh, Evelyn Siew-Chuan Koay
Accurate full-length genomic sequences are important for viral phylogenetic studies. We developed a targeted high-throughput whole genome sequencing (HT-WGS) method for influenza A viruses, which utilized an enzymatic cleavage-based approach, the Nextera XT DNA library preparation kit, for library preparation. The entire library preparation workflow was adapted for the Sentosa SX101, a liquid handling platform, to automate this labor-intensive step. As the enzymatic cleavage-based approach generates low coverage reads at both ends of the cleaved products, we corrected this loss of sequencing coverage at the termini by introducing modified primers during the targeted amplification step to generate full-length influenza A sequences with even coverage across the whole genome...
2016: Scientific Reports
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