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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100600/suitability-of-the-carbapenem-inactivation-method-cim-to-detect-imp-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamase-producing-enterobacteriaceae
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Kyoichi Saito, Ryuichi Nakano, Yuki Suzuki, Akiyo Nakano, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Shinsuke Yonekawa, Shiro Endo, Fumiko Mizuno, Kei Kasahara, Keiichi Mikasa, Mitsuo Kaku, Hisakazu Yano
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) have become globally distributed in the past decade, resulting in concern over control of hospital infections and antimicrobial therapies (1. 2).….
January 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098548/nosocomial-infections-with-imp-19-producing-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-linked-to-contaminated-sinks-france
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Lucie Amoureux, Karena Riedweg, Angélique Chapuis, Julien Bador, Eliane Siebor, André Péchinot, Marie-Lorraine Chrétien, Claire de Curraize, Catherine Neuwirth
We isolated IMP-19-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa from 7 patients with nosocomial infections linked to contaminated sinks in France. We showed that blaIMP-19 was located on various class 1 integrons among 8 species of gram-negative bacilli detected in sinks: P. aeruginosa, Achromobacter xylosoxidans, A. aegrifaciens, P. putida, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, P. mendocina, Comamonas testosteroni, and Sphingomonas sp.
February 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089311/sustaining-program-effectiveness-after-implementation-the-case-of-the-self-management-of-well-being-group-intervention-for-older-adults
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Martine M Goedendorp, Daphne Kuiper, Sijmen A Reijneveld, Robbert Sanderman, Nardi Steverink
OBJECTIVE: The Self-Management of Well-being (SMW) group intervention for older women was implemented in health and social care. Our aim was to assess whether effects of the SMW intervention were comparable with the original randomized controlled trial (RCT). Furthermore, we investigated threats to effectiveness, such as participant adherence, group reached, and program fidelity. METHODS: In the implementation study (IMP) 287 and RCT 142 women participated. We compared scores on self-management ability and well-being of the IMP and RCT...
January 10, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080212/heterogeneity-of-carbapenem-resistance-mechanisms-among-gram-negative-pathogens-in-lebanon-results-of-the-first-cross-sectional-countrywide-study
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Dalal Hammoudi Halat, Carole Ayoub Moubareck, Dolla Karam Sarkis
Carbapenem-resistant Gram-negative pathogens have progressively disseminated to different countries worldwide, presenting a serious public health concern. The aims of this study were to determine the prevalence of carbapenem resistance in Gram-negative bacteria in Lebanon, to elucidate molecular mechanisms, and to identify genetic relatedness of incriminated strains. Carbapenem nonsusceptible Enterobacteriaceae, Acinetobacter baumannii, and Pseudomonas were collected from 11 Lebanese hospitals in 2012. Antimicrobial susceptibility was assessed with phenotypic tests, genes encoding carbapenemases were screened via PCR-sequencing, and genetic relatedness was examined by PGFE and ERIC-PCR...
January 12, 2017: Microbial Drug Resistance: MDR: Mechanisms, Epidemiology, and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074653/the-essential-medicinal-chemistry-of-curcumin
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Kathryn M Nelson, Jayme L Dahlin, Jonathan Bisson, James Graham, Guido F Pauli, Michael A Walters
Curcumin is a constituent (up to ∼5%) of the traditional medicine known as turmeric. Interest in the therapeutic use of turmeric and the relative ease of isolation of curcuminoids has led to their extensive investigation. Curcumin has recently been classified as both a PAINS (pan-assay interference compounds) and an IMPS (invalid metabolic panaceas) candidate. The likely false activity of curcumin in vitro and in vivo has resulted in >120 clinical trials of curcuminoids against several diseases. No double-blinded, placebo controlled clinical trial of curcumin has been successful...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067348/quantitative-hole-collection-for-photoelectrochemical-water-oxidation-with-cuwo4
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Yuan Gao, Thomas W Hamann
The hole collection efficiency of water oxidation was evaluated for CuWO4 electrodes from comparisons of the photocurrent of H2O2 and Na2SO3 oxidation as well as intensity modulated photocurrent spectroscopy (IMPS) measurements. We found current multiplication using H2O2, however use of Na2SO3 and IMPS revealed quantitative water oxidation at 1.23 V vs. RHE.
January 19, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064353/who-is-a-healthy-subject-consensus-results-on-pivotal-eligibility-criteria-for-clinical-trials
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Kerstin Breithaupt-Groegler, Christoph Coch, Martin Coenen, Frank Donath, Katharina Erb-Zohar, Klaus Francke, Karin Goehler, Mario Iovino, Klaus Peter Kammerer, Gerd Mikus, Jens Rengelshausen, Hildegard Sourgens, Reinhard Schinzel, Thomas Sudhop, Georg Wensing
INTRODUCTION/METHODS: A discussion forum was hosted by the German not-for-profit Association for Applied Human Pharmacology (AGAH e.V.) to critically review key eligibility criteria and stopping rules for clinical trials with healthy subjects, enrolling stakeholders from the pharmaceutical industry, contract research organisations, academia, ethics committees and competent authority. RESULTS: Pivotal eligibility criteria were defined for trials with new investigational medicinal products (IMPs) or with clinically established IMPs...
January 7, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064067/simultaneous-determination-of-imperatorin-and-its-metabolite-xanthotoxol-in-rat-plasma-and-urine-by-lc-ms-ms-and-its-application-to-pharmacokinetic-studies
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Lien Ngo, Phuong Tran, Seong-Ho Ham, Jung-Hee Cho, Hea-Young Cho, Yong-Bok Lee
An accurate, precise, selective, and sensitive liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method was developed for the simultaneous determination of imperatorin (IMP) and its metabolite, xanthotoxol (XAN), in rat plasma and urine samples. The analytes, along with psoralen as an internal standard, were determined by multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) operated in the positive electrospray ionization (ESI) mode. Chromatographic separation was performed on an Acquity UPLC BEH C18 column (50mm×2...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063322/quantitation-of-rat-cerebral-blood-flow-using-99m-tc-hmpao
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Chie Suzuki, Shintaro Kimura, Mutsumi Kosugi, Yasuhiro Magata
INTRODUCTION: Technetium-99m-hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime ((99m)Tc-HMPAO) is potentially useful for the assessment of cerebral blood flow (CBF) in small animals. In this paper, a procedure for quantitation of rat CBF using (99m)Tc-HMPAO was determined. METHODS: Biodistribution of (99m)Tc-radioactivity in normal rats was determined after intravenous administration of (99m)Tc-HMPAO. Acetazolamide treated rats were intravenously administered with the mixture of (99m)Tc-HMPAO and N-isopropyl-[(125)I]iodoamphetamine ([(125)I]IMP), and arterial blood was then collected for 5min...
December 22, 2016: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060912/early-fesoterodine-fumarate-administration-prevents-neurogenic-detrusor-overactivity-in-a-spinal-cord-transected-rat-model
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Xavier Biardeau, Mikolaj Przydacz, Shachar Aharony, George Loutochin, Lysanne Campeau, Maeva Kyheng, Jacques Corcos
BACKGROUND: In spinal cord injury, onset of detrusor overactivity (DO) is detrimental for quality of life (incontinence) and renal risk. Prevention has only been achieved with complex sophisticated electrical neuromodulation techniques. PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of early fesoterodine fumarate (FF) administration in preventing bladder overactivity in a spinal cord transected (SCT) rat model. METHODS: 33 Sprague-Dawley rats were allocated to 6 groups-Group 1: 3 normal controls; Group 2: 6 SCT controls; Group 3: 6 SCT rats + FF 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048572/tu-h-207a-07-comparison-of-performance-of-tube-current-modulation-of-three-commercial-mdct-scanners
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T Ohno, F Araki
PURPOSE: To compare performance of tube-current modulation (TCM) of three commercial MDCT scanners (TOSHIBA Aquilion One, SIEMENS SOMATOM Definition AS+, PHILIPS Brilliance iCT) from tube current measurement, image noise measurement, and Monte Carlo (MC) simulation based on time-resolved air kerma measurement. METHODS: CT image acquisitions were performed with and without TCM by means of TCM phantoms with length of 40 cm which consists of three oval phantoms (10×20 cm, 14×28 cm, 18×36 cm) and one cylindrical phantom with diameter of 10 cm...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047269/tu-h-campus-iep1-04-combined-organ-dose-for-digital-subtraction-angiography-and-computed-tomography-using-monte-carlo-simulation
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D Sakabe, T Ohno, F Araki, M Hashida, Y Funama
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the combined organ dose of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and computed tomography (CT) using a Monte Carlo (MC) simulation on the abdominal intervention. METHODS: The organ doses for DSA and CT were obtained with MC simulation and actual measurements using fluorescent-glass dosimeters at 7 abdominal portions in an Alderson-Rando phantom. DSA was performed from three directions: posterior anterior (PA), right anterior oblique (RAO), and left anterior oblique (LAO)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040867/a-validated-model-of-passive-skeletal-muscle-to-predict-force-and-intramuscular-pressure
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Benjamin B Wheatley, Gregory M Odegard, Kenton R Kaufman, Tammy L Haut Donahue
The passive properties of skeletal muscle are often overlooked in muscle studies, yet they play a key role in tissue function in vivo. Studies analyzing and modeling muscle passive properties, while not uncommon, have never investigated the role of fluid content within the tissue. Additionally, intramuscular pressure (IMP) has been shown to correlate with muscle force in vivo and could be used to predict muscle force in the clinic. In this study, a novel model of skeletal muscle was developed and validated to predict both muscle stress and IMP under passive conditions for the New Zealand White Rabbit tibialis anterior...
December 31, 2016: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012396/antidepressant-like-effects-of-hydrolysable-tannins-of-terminalia-catappa-leaf-extract-via-modulation-of-hippocampal-plasticity-and-regulation-of-monoamine-neurotransmitters-subjected-to-chronic-mild-stress-cms
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Y Chandrasekhar, E M Ramya, K Navya, G Phani Kumar, K R Anilakumar
Terminalia catappa L. belonging to Combretaceae family is a folk medicine, known for its multiple pharmacological properties, but the neuro-modulatory effect of TC against chronic mild stress was seldom explored. The present study was designed to elucidate potential antidepressant-like effect of Terminalia cattapa (leaf) hydro-alcoholic extract (TC) by using CMS model for a period of 7 weeks. Identification of hydrolysable tannins was done by using LC-MS. After the CMS exposure, mice groups were administered with imipramine (IMP, 10mg/kg, i...
December 21, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007530/utilizing-the-carba-np-test-as-an-indicator-of-expression-level-of-carbapenemase-genes-in-enterobacteriaceae
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Takaya Segawa, Mari Matsui, Masato Suzuki, Atsuko Tsutsui, Makoto Kuroda, Keigo Shibayama, Satowa Suzuki
The Carba NP test was developed to detect carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, and uses imipenem as the reaction substrate. In Japan, IMP-6 metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) producers, which are usually resistant to meropenem but susceptible to imipenem, and IMP-1 MBL producers, which are usually resistant to both carbapenems are prevalent. We performed the Carba NP test with IMP-6 and IMP-1 MBL producers, and both types were detected by the Carba NP test with high sensitivity. All IMP-1 MBL producers were detected by the Carba NP test, but the minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of imipenem varied from 0...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004408/ten-year-clinical-experience-with-the-lumenless-catheter-delivered-4-1-fr-diameter-pacing-lead-in-patients-with-and-without-congenital-heart
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Neha Bansal, Sharmeen Samuel, Kathleen Zelin, Peter P Karpawich
BACKGROUND: Patients (pts) with congenital heart defects (CHD) often present more challenges to pacing therapy due to anatomy than those without CHD. The lumenless, 4.1Fr diameter M3830 pacing lead (Medtronic, Inc), approved for use in 2005, has, to date, reported to have excellent short-term (< 6y) lead performance. Unfortunately, very long-term performance is unknown, especially among CHD pts and with implants at alternate pacing (AP) sites. This study reports a 10-year clinical experience with the M3830 lead...
December 22, 2016: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989199/manganese-tricarbonyl-complexes-with-asymmetric-2-iminopyridine-ligands-toward-decoupling-steric-and-electronic-factors-in-electrocatalytic-co2-reduction
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Steven J P Spall, Theo Keane, Joanne Tory, Dean C Cocker, Harry Adams, Hannah Fowler, Anthony J H M Meijer, František Hartl, Julia A Weinstein
Manganese tricarbonyl bromide complexes incorporating IP (2-(phenylimino)pyridine) derivatives, [MnBr(CO)3(IP)], are demonstrated as a new group of catalysts for CO2 reduction, which represent the first example of utilization of (phenylimino)pyridine ligands on manganese centers for this purpose. The key feature is the asymmetric structure of the redox-noninnocent ligand that permits independent tuning of its steric and electronic properties. The α-diimine ligands and five new Mn(I) compounds have been synthesized, isolated in high yields, and fully characterized, including X-ray crystallography...
December 19, 2016: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986083/imp-a-pipeline-for%C3%A2-reproducible-reference-independent-integrated-metagenomic-and-metatranscriptomic-analyses
#18
Shaman Narayanasamy, Yohan Jarosz, Emilie E L Muller, Anna Heintz-Buschart, Malte Herold, Anne Kaysen, Cédric C Laczny, Nicolás Pinel, Patrick May, Paul Wilmes
Existing workflows for the analysis of multi-omic microbiome datasets are lab-specific and often result in sub-optimal data usage. Here we present IMP, a reproducible and modular pipeline for the integrated and reference-independent analysis of coupled metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data. IMP incorporates robust read preprocessing, iterative co-assembly, analyses of microbial community structure and function, automated binning, as well as genomic signature-based visualizations. The IMP-based data integration strategy enhances data usage, output volume, and output quality as demonstrated using relevant use-cases...
December 16, 2016: Genome Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27980286/a-case-of-successful-treatment-with-donepezil-of-olfactory-hallucination-in-parkinson-disease
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Osamu Osada, Akira Iwasaki
We report a 74-year-old female patient with Parkinson disease (PD). Around 2010, she developed depression and bradykinesia and was diagnosed as PD. In July 2014, she came to our hospital, of which she lived in the neighborhood. In the last part of December 2014, she felt uneasy about her fecal smell and saw a psychiatrist in the first part of January 2015. Quetiapine (25 mg/day) was added. In the last part of January, she complained of fecal smell everywhere and could not take a meal. No-one else could detect the smell...
December 16, 2016: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27971406/three-monthly-long-acting-antipsychotic-therapy-results-in-a-better-treatment-continuity-compared-to-a-one-monthly-or-bi-weekly-treatment-in-schizophrenia
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F Tedouri, T R Denee, B Malfait, K Van Impe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
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