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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106965/transapical-approach-to-optimize-left-ventricular-resynchronization-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#1
Imre Kassai, Alberto Pozzoli, Orsolya Friedrich, Zsuzsanna Kis, Tamas SziliTorok, Elisabetta Lapenna, Stefano Benussi, Ottavio Alfieri
An alternative to coronary sinus implantation for a left ventricular pacing lead is frequently needed for cardiac resynchronization therapy. We have developed a transapical approach to implant an endocardial pacing lead that will reach the most delayed segment of the left ventricle. This method is easily combined with other transapical heart surgeries. After some technological improvement our technique should offer easier access and better results than other currently available implantation methods.
January 16, 2017: Multimedia Manual of Cardiothoracic Surgery: MMCTS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104398/down-regulation-of-boris-ctcfl-efficiently-regulates-cancer-stemness-and-metastasis-in-mycn-amplified-neuroblastoma-cell-line-by-modulating-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Koteswara Rao Garikapati, Nibedita Patel, Venkata Krishna Kanth Makani, Priyanka Cilamkoti, Utpal Bhadra, Manika Pal Bhadra
BORIS/CTCFL is a vital nucleotide binding protein expressed during embryogenesis and gametogenesis. BORIS/CTCFL is the paralogue of transcriptional repressor protein CTCF, which is aberrantly expressed in various malignancies and primarily re-expressed in cancer stem cells (CSCs). The mechanism behind regulation of BORIS in various cancer conditions and tumor metastases is so far not explored in detail. The aim of the study was to understand the influence of BORIS/CTCFL on stemness and metastasis by regulating well-known oncogenes and related signaling pathways...
January 16, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102346/human-p53-interacts-with-the-elongating-rnapii-complex-and-is-required-for-the-release-of-actinomycin-d-induced-transcription-blockage
#3
Barbara N Borsos, Ildikó Huliák, Hajnalka Majoros, Zsuzsanna Ujfaludi, Ákos Gyenis, Peter Pukler, Imre M Boros, Tibor Pankotai
The p53 tumour suppressor regulates the transcription initiation of selected genes by binding to specific DNA sequences at their promoters. Here we report a novel role of p53 in transcription elongation in human cells. Our data demonstrate that upon transcription elongation blockage, p53 is associated with genes that have not been reported as its direct targets. p53 could be co-immunoprecipitated with active forms of DNA-directed RNA polymerase II subunit 1 (RPB1), highlighting its association with the elongating RNA polymerase II...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097756/aazta-an-ideal-chelating-agent-for-the-development-of-44-sc-pet-imaging-agents
#4
Gábor Nagy, Dezső Szikra, György Trencsényi, Anikó Fekete, Ildikó Garai, Arianna M Giani, Roberto Negri, Norberto Masciocchi, Alessandro Maiocchi, Fulvio Uggeri, Imre Tóth, Silvio Aime, Giovanni B Giovenzana, Zsolt Baranyai
Unprecedented fast and efficient complexation of Sc(III) was demonstrated with the chelating agent AAZTA (AAZTA=1,4-bis(carboxymethyl)-6-[bis(carboxymethyl)]amino-6-methylperhydro-1,4-diazepine) under mild experimental conditions. The robustness of the (44) Sc(AAZTA)(-) chelate and conjugated biomolecules thereof is further shown by in vivo PET imaging in healthy and tumor mice models. The new results pave the way towards development of efficient Sc-based radiopharmaceuticals using the AAZTA chelator.
January 18, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093413/persistence-of-cardiac-remodeling-in-preadolescents-with-fetal-growth-restriction
#5
Sebastian Imre Sarvari, Merida Rodriguez-Lopez, Marta Nuñez-Garcia, Marta Sitges, Alvaro Sepulveda-Martinez, Oscar Camara, Constantine Butakoff, Eduard Gratacos, Bart Bijnens, Fatima Crispi
BACKGROUND: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) affects 5% to 10% of newborns and is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality in adulthood. We evaluated whether prenatal cardiovascular changes previously demonstrated in FGR persist into preadolescence. METHODS AND RESULTS: A cohort study of 58 FGR (defined as birth weight below 10th centile) and 94 normally grown fetuses identified in utero and followed-up into preadolescence (8-12 years of age) by echocardiography and 3-dimensional shape computational analysis...
January 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093294/strehler-mildvan-correlation-is-a-degenerate-manifold-of-gompertz-fit
#6
Andrei E Tarkhov, Leonid I Menshikov, Peter O Fedichev
Gompertz empirical law of mortality is often used in practical research to parametrize survival fraction as a function of age with the help of just two quantities: the Initial Mortality Rate (IMR) and the Gompertz exponent, inversely proportional to the Mortality Rate Doubling Time (MRDT). The IMR is often found to be inversely related to the Gompertz exponent, which is the dependence commonly referred to as Strehler-Mildvan (SM) correlation. In this paper, we address fundamental uncertainties of the Gompertz parameters inference from experimental Kaplan-Meier plots and show, that a least squares fit often leads to an ill-defined non-linear optimization problem, which is extremely sensitive to sampling errors and the smallest systematic demographic variations...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092856/separation-of-antibody-drug-conjugate-species-by-rplc-a-generic-method-development-approach
#7
Szabolcs Fekete, Imre Molnár, Davy Guillarme
This study reports the use of modelling software for the successful method development of IgG1 cysteine conjugated antibody drug conjugate (ADC) in RPLC. The goal of such a method is to be able to calculate the average drug to antibody ratio (DAR) of and ADC product. A generic method development strategy was proposed including the optimization of mobile phase temperature, gradient profile and mobile phase ternary composition. For the first time, a 3D retention modelling was presented for large therapeutic protein...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090288/expression-profiling-elucidates-a-molecular-gene-signature-for-pulmonary-hypertension-in-sarcoidosis
#8
Sunit Singla, Tong Zhou, Kamran Javaid, Taimur Abbasi, Nancy Casanova, Wei Zhang, Shwu-Fan Ma, Michael S Wade, Imre Noth, Nadera J Sweiss, Joe G N Garcia, Roberto F Machado
Pulmonary hypertension (PH), when it complicates sarcoidosis, carries a poor prognosis, in part because it is difficult to detect early in patients with worsening respiratory symptoms. Pathogenesis of sarcoidosis occurs via incompletely characterized mechanisms that are distinct from the mechanisms of pulmonary vascular remodeling well known to occur in conjunction with other chronic lung diseases. To address the need for a biomarker to aid in early detection as well as the gap in knowledge regarding the mechanisms of PH in sarcoidosis, we used genome-wide peripheral blood gene expression analysis and identified an 18-gene signature capable of distinguishing sarcoidosis patients with PH (n = 8), sarcoidosis patients without PH (n = 17), and healthy controls (n = 45)...
December 2016: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081244/fever-is-associated-with-reduced-hypothermia-with-increased-mortality-in-septic-patients-a-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
#9
Zoltan Rumbus, Robert Matics, Peter Hegyi, Csaba Zsiboras, Imre Szabo, Anita Illes, Erika Petervari, Marta Balasko, Katalin Marta, Alexandra Miko, Andrea Parniczky, Judit Tenk, Ildiko Rostas, Margit Solymar, Andras Garami
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is usually accompanied by changes of body temperature (Tb), but whether fever and hypothermia predict mortality equally or differently is not fully clarified. We aimed to find an association between Tb and mortality in septic patients with meta-analysis of clinical trials. METHODS: We searched the PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane Controlled Trials Registry databases (from inception to February 2016). Human studies reporting Tb and mortality of patients with sepsis were included in the analyses...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081118/the-cost-of-war-on-public-health-an-exploratory-method-for-understanding-the-impact-of-conflict-on-public-health-in-sri-lanka
#10
Sandy A Johnson
PURPOSE: The direct impact of protracted conflict on population health and development is well understood. However, the extent of a war's impact on long-term health, and the opportunity costs, are less well understood. This research sought to overcome this gap by asking whether or not health outcomes in Sri Lanka would have been better in the absence of a 26-year war than they were in the presence of war. METHODS: A counterfactual model of national and district-level health outcomes was created for Sri Lanka for the period 1982 to 2002...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074311/improving-maternal-and-infant-child-health-outcomes-with-community-based-pregnancy-support-groups-outcomes-from-moms2b-ohio
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Patricia Temple Gabbe, Rebecca Reno, Carmen Clutter, T F Schottke, Tanikka Price, Katherine Calhoun, Jamie Sager, Courtney D Lynch
Objectives To describe temporal changes in maternal and child health outcomes in an impoverished urban community after the implementation of an innovative community-based pregnancy support program, named Moms2B. Methods Beginning in 2011, pregnant women in an urban impoverished community were recruited for participation in a community-based pregnancy support program focused on improving nutrition coupled with increasing social and medical support. The comprehensive program targeting pregnancy through the infants' first year of life was developed and staffed by a multidisciplinary team from an academic health system...
January 10, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068969/factors-associated-with-infant-mortality-in-nepal-a-comparative-analysis-of-nepal-demographic-and-health-surveys-ndhs-2006-and-2011
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Reeta Lamichhane, Yun Zhao, Susan Paudel, Emmanuel O Adewuyi
BACKGROUND: Infant mortality is one of the priority public health issues in developing countries like Nepal. The infant mortality rate (IMR) was 48 and 46 per 1000 live births for the year 2006 and 2011, respectively, a slight reduction during the 5 years' period. A comprehensive analysis that has identified and compared key factors associated with infant mortality is limited in Nepal, and, therefore, this study aims to fill the gap. METHODS: Datasets from Nepal Demographic and Health Surveys (NDHS) 2006 and 2011 were used to identify and compare the major factors associated with infant mortality...
January 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067645/assessment-of-the-endogenous-respiration-rate-and-the-observed-biomass-yield-for-methanol-fed-denitrifying-bacteria-under-anoxic-and-aerobic-conditions
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Jamal Alikhani, Ahmed Al-Omari, Haydee De Clippeleir, Sudhir Murthy, Imre Takacs, Arash Massoudieh
In this study, the endogenous respiration rate and the observed biomass yield of denitrifying methylotrophic biomass were estimated through measuring changes in denitrification rates (DNR) as a result of maintaining the biomass under methanol deprived conditions. For this purpose, activated sludge biomass from a full-scale wastewater treatment plant was kept in 10-L batch reactors for 8 days under fully aerobic and anoxic conditions at 20 °C without methanol addition. To investigate temperature effects, another biomass sample was placed under starvation conditions over a period of 10 days under aerobic conditions at 25 °C...
January 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066995/molecular-galactose-galectin-association-in-neuroblastoma-cells-an-unconventional-tool-for-qualitative-quantitative-screening
#14
Fabio Pastorino, Mirco Ponzoni, Giuseppina Simone
Galectin decorates the cell membrane and forms an extracellular molecular association with galactoside units. Here, galactoside probes have been used to study galectin expression in neuroblastoma cells. The hypothesis behind this investigation has been that the molecular mechanisms by which glycans modulate neural metastatic cells involve a protein-carbohydrate association, galectin-galactose. Preliminary screening to validate the hypothesis has been performed with galactose moieties anchored to beads. The molecular association has been studied by FACS...
January 9, 2017: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065380/iterative-model-reconstruction-reduces-calcified-plaque-volume-in-coronary-ct-angiography
#15
Mihály Károlyi, Bálint Szilveszter, Márton Kolossváry, Richard A P Takx, Csilla Celeng, Andrea Bartykowszki, Ádám L Jermendy, Alexisz Panajotu, Júlia Karády, Rolf Raaijmakers, Walter Giepmans, Béla Merkely, Pál Maurovich-Horvat
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of iterative model reconstruction (IMR) on calcified plaque quantification as compared to filtered back projection reconstruction (FBP) and hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR) in coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). METHODS: Raw image data of 52 patients who underwent 256-slice CTA were reconstructed with IMR, HIR and FBP. We evaluated qualitative, quantitative image quality parameters and quantified calcified and partially calcified plaque volumes using automated software...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059869/a-longitudinal-supra-inguinal-fascia-iliaca-compartment-block-reduces-morphine-consumption-after-total-hip-arthroplasty
#16
Matthias Desmet, Kris Vermeylen, Imré Van Herreweghe, Laurence Carlier, Filiep Soetens, Stijn Lambrecht, Kathleen Croes, Hans Pottel, Marc Van de Velde
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The role of a fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) for postoperative analgesia after total hip arthroplasty (THA) remains questionable. High-dose local anesthetics and a proximal injection site may be essential for successful analgesia. High-dose local anesthetics may pose a risk for local anesthetic systemic toxicity. We hypothesized that a high-dose longitudinal supra-inguinal FICB is safe and decreases postoperative morphine consumption after anterior approach THA...
January 3, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058268/early-results-of-a-novel-mitral-valve-repair-procedure-the-interpapillary-polytetrafluoroethylene-bridge-formation
#17
Nasri Alotti, Károly Gombocz, Kiddy L Ume, Amer Sayour, Daniel Alejandro Lerman, Aref Rashed
BACKGROUND: Surgical repair of ischemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) associated with chordal rupture in patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy is challenging as it aims to correct several structural pathologies at once. There are ongoing studies evaluating multiple approaches, however long term results are still scarce. METHODS AND RESULTS: 19 patients with IMR underwent mitral valve repair with interpapillary polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) bridge and neochordae formation at the Zala County Teaching Hospital...
February 12, 2016: International Journal of Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053571/comparative-study-of-oxidative-stress-parameters-and-acetylcholinesterase-activity-in-the-liver-of-pelophylax-esculentus-complex-frogs
#18
Marko Prokić, Slavica Borković-Mitić, Imre Krizmanić, Jelena Gavrić, Svetlana Despotović, Branka Gavrilović, Tijana Radovanović, Slađan Pavlović, Zorica Saičić
Comparative activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), glutathione reductase (GR), the phase II biotransformation enzyme glutathione-S-transferase (GST), the concentrations of total glutathione (GSH), sulfhydryl groups (-SH) and the activity of the neurotoxicity biomarker acetylcholinesterase (AChE) were investigated in the livers of species belonging to the Pelophylax esculentus "complex" (parental species Pelophylax ridibundus, Pelophylax lessonae, and their hybrid Pelophylax kl...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047224/su-f-t-295-mlcs-performance-and-patient-specific-imrt-qa-using-log-file-analysis
#19
A Osman, N Maalej, K Jayesh, W Abdel-Rahman
PURPOSE: To analyze the performance of the multi-leaf collimators (MLCs) from the log files recorded during the intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment and to construct the relative fluence maps and do the gamma analysis to compare the planned and executed MLCs movement. METHODS: We developed a program to extract and analyze the data from dynamic log files (dynalog files) generated from sliding window IMRT delivery treatments. The program extracts the planned and executed (actual or delivered) MLCs movement, calculates and compares the relative planned and executed fluences...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045167/cdc20sirna-and-paclitaxel-co-loaded-nanometric-liposomes-of-a-nipecotic-acid-derived-cationic-amphiphile-inhibit-xenografted-neuroblastoma
#20
Sukanya Bhunia, Vegesna Radha, Arabinda Chaudhuri
Despite significant recent progress in the area of translational genomics of neuroblastoma, the overall survival rates for children with high-risk NB continue to be not more than 5 years due to tumor relapse and/or drug-resistant tumors. Herein we report on the development of a neuroblastoma targeting nanometric (130-150 nm) circulation stable liposomal system prepared from a novel nipecotic acid-derived cationic amphiphile (NACA). The size ranges of liposomes (130-150 nm) were confirmed by both dynamic light scattering and transmission electron microscopy...
January 19, 2017: Nanoscale
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