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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445612/influence-of-adjuvant-formulation-on-inducing-immune-response-in-mice-immunized-with-a-recombinant-serpin-from-trichinella-spiralis
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Jing Xu, Xue Bai, Libo Wang, Hai Ning Shi, Joke W B van der Giessen, Pascal Boireau, Ming Yuan Liu, Xiao Lei Liu
Nematodes of the genus Trichinella are one of the most widespread zoonotic pathogens on the world and they can still cause major public health problems in many parts of the world. Vaccination against the helminth nematode Trichinella could be a good strategy to reduce the risk of human and animal infection. It was our aim to evaluate three adjuvants, which could be used as an efficient vaccine for animals in combination with rTs-Serpin antigen. In this study, BALB/c mice were vaccinated by an intramuscular route with rTs-Serpin antigen from the parasite Trichinella spiralis in combination with three different adjuvant formulations: Montanide ISA201, Montanide IMS 1313 N PR VG and Freund's complete adjuvant / Freund's incomplete adjuvant (FCA/FIA)...
April 26, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426102/infection-related-complications-during-treatment-for-childhood-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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H Inaba, D Pei, J Wolf, S C Howard, R T Hayden, M Go, O Varechtchouk, T Hahn, J Buaboonnam, M L Metzger, J E Rubnitz, R C Ribeiro, J T Sandlund, S Jeha, C Cheng, W E Evans, M V Relling, C-H Pui
Background: Comprehensive studies on neutropenia and infection-related complications in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) are lacking. Patients and methods: We evaluated infection-related complications that were grade ≥3 on National Cancer Institute's Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (version 3.0) and their risk factors in 409 children with newly diagnosed ALL throughout the treatment period. Results: Of the 2420 infection episodes, febrile neutropenia and clinically or microbiologically documented infection were seen in 1107 and 1313 episodes, respectively...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409424/enhanced-saccharification-of-lignocellulosic-agricultural-biomass-and-increased-bioethanol-titre-using-acclimated-clostridium-thermocellum-dsm1313
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M Nisha, K Saranyah, Mukund Shankar, L M Saleena
Consolidated bioprocess assures an efficient lignocellulosic conversion to fermentable sugars and subsequently to bioethanol. Such a single-step hydrolysis and anaerobic fermentation was achieved with acclimated Clostridium thermocellum DSM 1313 on different mildly pre-treated agricultural lignocellulosic residues without any additional enzymes/and strains. Acclimation was achieved by serially sub-culturing in increasing concentration of individual substrates, such as rice husk, sugarcane bagasse, and banana pseudostem in the standard media, with cellobiose as an adjunct...
May 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408835/predictors-of-common-femoral-artery-access-site-complications-in-patients-on-oral-anticoagulants-and-undergoing-a-coronary-procedure
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Nicolas W Shammas, Gail A Shammas, Susan Jones-Miller, Mileah Rose Gumpert, Miranda Jade Gumpert, Christine Harb, Majid Z Chammas, W John Shammas, Rommy A Khalafallah, Amy Barzgari, Bassel Bou Dargham, Ghassan E Daher, Rayan Jo Rachwan, Andrew N Shammas
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether patients on oral anticoagulants (OAC) undergoing a procedure using common femoral artery access have higher adverse events when compared to patients who are not anticoagulated at the time of the procedure. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data from consecutive patients who underwent a cardiac procedure at a tertiary medical center. Patients were considered (group A) fully or partially anticoagulated if they had an international normalized ratio (INR) ≥1...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372892/ovarian-tissue-cryopreservation-in-female-to-male-transgender-people-insights-into-ovarian-histology-and-physiology-after-prolonged-androgen-treatment
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Chloë De Roo, Sylvie Lierman, Kelly Tilleman, Karen Peynshaert, Kevin Braeckmans, Mirte Caanen, Cornelius B Lambalk, Steven Weyers, Guy T'Sjoen, Ria Cornelissen, Petra De Sutter
Female-to-male transgender people (trans men) are faced with the risk of losing their reproductive potential owing to gender-affirming hormone treatment and genital reconstructive surgery. This observational, prospective cohort study investigates the effect of prolonged androgen therapy on their ovarian histology and fertility preservation perspectives. Hormone serum levels, ovarian histology and cumulus-oocyte complexes (COC) of 40 transsexual men were analysed at the moment of hysterectomy with bilateral oophorectomy in the context of genital reconstructive surgery after testosterone treatment (58...
March 21, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365944/mutual-information-network-based-support-vector-machine-strategy-identifies-salivary-biomarkers-in-gastric-cancer
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Yu-Gang Xu, Ming Cheng, Xia Zhang, Shi-Hai Sun, Wei-Min Bi
PURPOSE: To determine the vital salivary transcriptomic biomarkers for the early detection of gastric cancer via comparing classification efficiency of multiple candidate genes. METHODS: We firstly identified 5 kinds of candidate genes related to gastric cancer, including differential pathway genes (DPGs) based on the attract method, hub genes in differential pathways based on mutual information network (MIN) analysis, differentially expressed genes (DEGs) identified by Significance Analysis of Microarrays (SAM), informative genes (DEGs in differential pathways), and key genes (hub DEGs)...
January 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344648/cellulosic-ethanol-production-via-consolidated-bioprocessing-by-a-novel-thermophilic-anaerobic-bacterium-isolated-from-a-himalayan-hot-spring
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Nisha Singh, Anshu S Mathur, Deepak K Tuli, Ravi P Gupta, Colin J Barrow, Munish Puri
BACKGROUND: Cellulose-degrading thermophilic anaerobic bacterium as a suitable host for consolidated bioprocessing (CBP) has been proposed as an economically suited platform for the production of second-generation biofuels. To recognize the overall objective of CBP, fermentation using co-culture of different cellulolytic and sugar-fermenting thermophilic anaerobic bacteria has been widely studied as an approach to achieving improved ethanol production. We assessed monoculture and co-culture fermentation of novel thermophilic anaerobic bacterium for ethanol production from real substrates under controlled conditions...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331542/expression-of-a-heat-stable-nadph-dependent-alcohol-dehydrogenase-from-thermoanaerobacter-pseudethanolicus-39e-in-clostridium-thermocellum-1313-results-in-increased-hydroxymethylfurfural-resistance
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Sun-Ki Kim, Joseph Groom, Daehwan Chung, James Elkins, Janet Westpheling
BACKGROUND: Resistance to deconstruction is a major limitation to the use of lignocellulosic biomass as a substrate for the production of fuels and chemicals. Consolidated bioprocessing (CBP), the use of microbes for the simultaneous hydrolysis of lignocellulose into soluble sugars and fermentation of the resulting sugars to products of interest, is a potential solution to this obstacle. The pretreatment of plant biomass, however, releases compounds that are inhibitory to the growth of microbes used for CBP...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326900/ultrasound-pathology-discordant-nodules-on-core-needle-biopsy-malignancy-risk-and-management-strategy
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Sae Rom Chung, Jung Hwan Baek, Hye Sun Park, Young Jun Choi, Tae-Yon Sung, Dong Eun Song, Tae Yong Kim, Jeong Hyun Lee
BACKGROUND: The reported malignancy rates of thyroid nodules that appear suspicious on ultrasound (US) but yield benign fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology results range from 13.6% to 56.6%. However, the malignancy risk of nodules that are discordant on US and core-needle biopsy (CNB) pathological findings has not been evaluated. This study evaluated the malignancy risk associated with thyroid nodules that are suspicious on US but yield benign CNB results. METHODS: Between July 2008 and November 2011, 1309 patients with 1313 thyroid nodules underwent US-guided CNB...
March 22, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323987/fibroblast-growth-factor-23-mineral-metabolism-and-adiposity-in-normal-kidney-function
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Sarah Zaheer, Ian H de Boer, Matthew Allison, Jenifer M Brown, Bruce M Psaty, Cassianne Robinson-Cohen, Erin D Michos, Joachim H Ix, Bryan Kestenbaum, David Siscovick, Anand Vaidya
Context: Obesity is associated with poor bone mineralization and quality. Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) plays an important role in skeletal physiology. Objective: To test hypothesis that greater adiposity results in higher FGF23 levels among individuals with normal estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). Design, Setting, Participants: Cross-sectional analyses among participants with eGFR ≥60 mL/min/1.73m2. We assessed the association between crude [body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR); n = 5610] and refined (abdominal adipose tissue area by computed tomography; n = 1313) measures of adiposity and FGF23 using multivariable linear regression...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284131/decision-support-for-environmental-management-of-industrial-non-hazardous-secondary-materials-new-analytical-methods-combined-with-simulation-and-optimization-modeling
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Keith W Little, Nadeesha H Koralegedara, Coleen M Northeim, Souhail R Al-Abed
Non-hazardous solid materials from industrial processes, once regarded as waste and disposed in landfills, offer numerous environmental and economic advantages when put to beneficial uses (BUs). Proper management of these industrial non-hazardous secondary materials (INSM) requires estimates of their probable environmental impacts among disposal as well as BU options. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently approved new analytical methods (EPA Methods 1313-1316) to assess leachability of constituents of potential concern in these materials...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271521/transformation-of-hepatitis-c-antiviral-treatment-in-a-national-healthcare-system-following-the-introduction-of-direct-antiviral-agents
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A M Moon, P K Green, K Berry, G N Ioannou
BACKGROUND: Highly effective direct antiviral agents (DAAs) for hepatitis C virus (HCV) were introduced recently. Their utilisation has been limited by high cost and low access to care. AIM: To describe the effect of DAAs on HCV treatment and cure rates in the United States Veterans Affairs (VA) national healthcare system. METHODS: We identified all HCV antiviral treatment regimens initiated from 1 January 1999 to 31 December 2015 (n = 105 369) in the VA national healthcare system, and determined if they resulted in sustained virological response (SVR)...
May 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225505/nonrevascularizable-buttock-claudication-improved-with-sildenafil-a-case-report
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Loukman Omarjee, Audrey Camarzana, Samir Henni, Pierre Abraham
RATIONALE: Sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitor (PDE5i), could represent a new treatment in addition to the medical treatment and advice to walk in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSES: We report a case of a 62-year-old heavy smoker man who developed a buttock claudication and a severe walking limitation following an aorto-bi-femoral bypass in 1992. Since 2003, each year, he has been referred for investigation of bilateral buttock claudication on treadmill using transcutaneous oxygen pressure (tcpO2) measurement during exercise to argue for the vascular origin of the walking impairment...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179193/light-curing-procedures-performance-knowledge-level-and-safety-awareness-among-dentists
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S E Kopperud, H V Rukke, H M Kopperud, E M Bruzell
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate dentists' exposure to curing light and to obtain information about the dentists' knowledge on practical use and technical features of their curing lights as well as their safety awareness. METHODS: A pre-coded questionnaire was sent electronically to all dentists (n=1313) in the Public Dental Service (PDS) in Norway in 2015. RESULTS: The Response rate was 55.8%. The dentists spent on average 57.5% of their working days placing restorations, ranging from 1 to 30 (mean 7...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118176/effects-of-introduction-of-an-inflammatory-bowel-disease-nurse-position-on-the-quality-of-delivered-care
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Sofie Coenen, Ellen Weyts, Séverine Vermeire, Marc Ferrante, Maja Noman, Vera Ballet, Kris Vanhaecht, Gert Van Assche
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) are chronic gastrointestinal conditions requiring long-term outpatient follow-up, ideally by a dedicated, multidisciplinary team. In this team, the IBD nurse is the key point of access for education, advice, and support. We investigated the effect of the introduction of an IBD nurse on the quality of care delivered. METHODS: In September 2014, an IBD nurse position was instituted in our tertiary referral center...
June 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069273/does-antiarrhythmic-drugs-premedication-improve-electrical-cardioversion-success-in-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
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Elisabetta Toso, Mario Iannaccone, Domenico Caponi, Francesco Rotondi, Antonio Santoro, Cristina Gallo, Marco Scaglione, Fiorenzo Gaita
AIMS: Aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of antiarrhythmic drugs (AADs) administration for at least one month before ECV on the acute and long term success rate of the procedure. METHODS: 1313 consecutive persistent AF patients were enrolled in 3 different centers (Turin, Asti and Avellino): 692 patients received AADs before and after ECV (group A), 621 patients were treated only after the procedure, at discharge (group B). Primary end point was the restoration and maintenance of sinus rhythm acutely and at a long-term follow up...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052186/axillary-treatment-for-operable-primary-breast-cancer
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Nathan Bromham, Mia Schmidt-Hansen, Margaret Astin, Elise Hasler, Malcolm W Reed
BACKGROUND: Axillary surgery is an established part of the management of primary breast cancer. It provides staging information to guide adjuvant therapy and potentially local control of axillary disease. Several alternative approaches to axillary surgery are available, most of which aim to spare a proportion of women the morbidity of complete axillary dissection. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of alternative approaches to axillary surgery (including omitting such surgery altogether) in terms of overall survival; local, regional and distant recurrences; and adverse events...
January 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998245/generation-endothelialization-and-microsurgical-suture-anastomosis-of-strong-1-mm-diameter-collagen-tubes
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Xuanyue Li, Jing Xu, Calin T Nicolescu, Jordann T Marinelli, Joe Tien
Tissue-engineered vascular grafts that are based on reconstituted extracellular matrices have been plagued by weak mechanical strength that prevents handling or anastomosis to native vessels. In this study, we devise a method for making dense, suturable collagen tubular constructs of diameter ≤1 mm for potential microsurgical applications, by dehydrating tubes of native rat tail type I collagen and crosslinking them with 20 mM genipin. Crosslinked dense collagen tubes with 1 mm inner diameter yielded ultimate tensile strength of 342 ± 15 gF and burst pressure of 1313 ± 156 mm Hg, comparable to the strength of a rat femoral artery, and supported endothelial cell adhesion and growth...
April 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997271/improvement-in-physical-activity-in-persons-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-treated-with-continuous-positive-airway-pressure
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Raymonde E Jean, Manideep Duttuluri, Charlisa D Gibson, Sadaf Mir, Katherine Fuhrmann, Edward Eden, Azhar Supariwala
BACKGROUND: Exercise improves sleep quality, yet people with untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may engage in less physical activity (PA) due to fatigue and daytime sleepiness. We examined changes in PA and sleep quality before and after treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in OSA patients. METHODS: In this prospective longitudinal study, persons with a primary diagnosis of OSA were enrolled at a community-based hospital in New York City...
March 2017: Journal of Physical Activity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916154/cancer-history-portends-worse-acute-and-long-term-noncardiac-but-not-cardiac-mortality-after-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-acute-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Feilong Wang, Rajiv Gulati, Ryan J Lennon, Bradley R Lewis, Jae Park, Gurpreet S Sandhu, R Scott Wright, Amir Lerman, Joerg Herrmann
OBJECTIVE: To define the effect of a history of cancer on in-hospital and long-term mortality after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study of 2346 patients with STEMI enrolled in the Mayo Clinic PCI registry from November 1, 2000, through October 31, 2010, we identified 261 patients (11.1%) with a history of cancer. The in-hospital and long-term outcomes (median follow-up, 6...
December 2016: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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