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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742317/disposable-microfluidic-immunoarray-device-for-sensitive-breast-cancer-biomarker-detection
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Ricardo A G de Oliveira, Elsa María Materón, Matias Eliseo Melendez, Andre L Carvalho, Ronaldo C Faria
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. The detection of biomarkers has played a significant role in the early diagnosis and prognosis of breast cancer. Herein, we describe the construction of a disposable microfluidic immunoarray device (DµID) for rapid and low-cost detection of CA15-3 a protein biomarker for breast cancer. The DµID was constructed using a simple and rapid prototyping technique and was applied to detect CA15-3 in cancer patients. The DµID construction was based on a use of double-sided adhesive card with the microfluidic channel and a screen-printed array with 8 electrodes...
July 25, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739020/a-multimodal-approach-for-myofascial-pain-syndrome-a-prospective-study
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María Segura-Pérez, M Teresa Hernández-Criado, César Calvo-Lobo, Lorena Vega-Piris, Raquel Fernández-Martín, David Rodríguez-Sanz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze pain intensity in patients with myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) following a multimodal rehabilitation protocol. METHODS: A prospective study was carried out following the Template for Intervention Description and Replication criteria. Patients were recruited from the rehabilitation unit of a university hospital in Spain between 2009 and 2013. Patients were included if they had a medical diagnosis of MPS in any of the following regions: cervicobrachial (n = 102), lumbosacral (n = 30), elbow (n = 14), ankle and foot (n = 10), and temporomandibular jaw (n = 1)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733853/cerebral-magnetic-resonance-findings-during-enzyme-replacement-therapy-in-mucopolysaccharidosis
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Yoshiko Matsubara, Osamu Miyazaki, Motomichi Kosuga, Torayuki Okuyama, Shunsuke Nosaka
BACKGROUND: Although enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) is an effective treatment for mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) types I, II, IVA and VI, its effectiveness in children with central nervous system (CNS) disorders is said to be poor because the blood-brain barrier cannot be penetrated by ERT drugs. OBJECTIVE: To assess CNS involvement in mucopolysaccharidosis at the start of enzyme replacement therapy and to investigate the time course of ERT in the central nervous system...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732280/evaluation-of-a-novel-median-power-spectrogram-for-seizure-detection-by-non-neurophysiologists
#4
Peter Yan, Tamar Melman, Sherry Yan, Munkhzul Otgonsuren, Zachary Grinspan
PURPOSE: (1) To evaluate how well resident physicians use a novel EEG spectral analysis tool (the median power spectrogram; MPS) to detect seizures. (2) To assess the capability of the MPS to identify different seizure types. METHODS: 120 EEG records from children with intractable seizures were converted to MPS by taking the median power across leads and using multi-taper spectral estimation. Twelve blinded neurology residents were trained to interpret the spectrogram with a five-minute video tutorial and post-test...
June 15, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728811/newborn-screening-for-lysosomal-storage-disorders-in-illinois-the-initial-15-month-experience
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Barbara K Burton, Joel Charrow, George E Hoganson, Darrell Waggoner, Brad Tinkle, Stephen R Braddock, Michael Schneider, Dorothy K Grange, Claudia Nash, Heather Shryock, Rebecca Barnett, Rong Shao, Khaja Basheeruddin, George Dizikes
OBJECTIVES: To assess the outcomes of newborn screening for 5 lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) in the first cohort of infants tested in the state of Illinois. STUDY DESIGN: Tandem mass spectrometry was used to assay for the 5 LSD-associated enzymes in dried blood spot specimens obtained from 219 973 newborn samples sent to the Newborn Screening Laboratory of the Illinois Department of Public Health in Chicago. RESULTS: The total number of cases with a positive diagnosis and the incidence for each disorder were as follows: Fabry disease, n = 26 (1 in 8454, including the p...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717974/improvement-of-oral-bioavailability-of-lopinavir-without-co-administration-of-ritonavir-using-microspheres-of-thiolated-xyloglucan
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Ashwini R Madgulkar, Mangesh R Bhalekar, Ashwini A Kadam
Lopinavir is a BCS Class IV drug exhibiting poor bioavailability due to P-gp efflux and limited permeation. The aim of this research was to formulate and characterize microspheres of lopinavir using thiolated xyloglucan (TH-MPs) as carrier to improve its oral bioavailability without co-administration of ritonavir. Thiomeric microspheres were prepared by ionotropic gelation between alginic acid and calcium ions. Interaction studies were performed using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). The thiomeric microspheres were characterized for its entrapment efficiency, T80, surface morphology, and mucoadhesion employing in vitro wash off test...
July 17, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716439/renal-cell-carcinoma-unclassified-with-medullary-phenotype-poorly-differentiated-adenocarcinomas-overlapping-with-renal-medullary-carcinoma
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Deepika Sirohi, Steven C Smith, Chisato Ohe, Piergiuseppe Colombo, Mukul Divatia, Ema Dragoescu, Priya Rao, Michelle S Hirsch, Ying-Bei Chen, Rohit Mehra, Mahul B Amin
Renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) is a highly aggressive renal cell carcinoma, arising in the collecting system, and requiring careful correlation with status of sickle cell trait. A panel of international experts has recently proposed provisional diagnostic terminology, renal cell carcinoma, unclassified, with medullary phenotype (RCCU-MP), based on encountering an extraordinarily rare tumor with RMC morphology and immunophenotype in an individual proven not to have a hemoglobinopathy. Herein, we extend this observation to a cohort of five such tumors, morphologically similar to RMC, lacking SMARCB1 expression by immunohistochemistry, but each without evidence of a hemoglobinopathy...
July 14, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688943/antioxidative-anti-inflammation-and-lung-protective-effects-of-mycelia-selenium-polysaccharides-from-oudemansiella-radicata
#8
Zheng Gao, Juan Li, Xinling Song, Jianjun Zhang, Xiuxiu Wang, Huijuan Jing, Zhenzhen Ren, Shangshang Li, Chen Zhang, Le Jia
The present work was designed to investigated the antioxidant, anti-inflammation, and pulmonary protective effects of SMPS and MPS from Oudemansiella radicata on LPS-induced lung injured mice. The results demonstrated that SMPS showed potential effects on relieving lung injury and preventing oxidative stress, reflecting by decreasing the serum levels of C3, CRP and GGT, increasing the pulmonary activities of SOD, GSH-Px, CAT and T-AOC, as well as down-regulating the MDA and LPO contents, respectively. Furthermore, the levels of TNF-α (224...
July 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686942/solutions-to-microplastic-pollution-removal-of-microplastics-from-wastewater-effluent-with-advanced-wastewater-treatment-technologies
#9
Julia Talvitie, Anna Mikola, Arto Koistinen, Outi Setälä
Conventional wastewater treatment with primary and secondary treatment processes efficiently remove microplastics (MPs) from the wastewater. Despite the efficient removal, final effluents can act as entrance route of MPs, given the large volumes constantly discharged into the aquatic environments. This study investigated the removal of MPs from effluent in four different municipal wastewater treatment plants utilizing different advanced final-stage treatment technologies. The study included membrane bioreactor treating primary effluent and different tertiary treatment technologies (discfilter, rapid sand filtration and dissolved air flotation) treating secondary effluent...
July 2, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686664/somatosensory-function-in-patients-with-secondary-adrenal-insufficiency-treated-with-two-different-doses-of-hydrocortisone-results-from-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#10
Jorien Werumeus Buning, Karl-Heinz Konopka, Pauline Brummelman, Janneke Koerts, Robin P F Dullaart, Gerrit van den Berg, Melanie M van der Klauw, Oliver Tucha, Bruce H R Wolffenbuttel, André P van Beek
BACKGROUND: Low cortisol levels are associated with several functional pain syndromes. In patients with secondary adrenal insufficiency (SAI), the lack in endogenous cortisol production is substituted by the administration of oral hydrocortisone (HC). Our previous study showed that a lower dose of HC led to an increase in reported subjective pain symptoms. Whether different doses of HC substitution alter somatosensory functioning in SAI patients has not been established yet. METHODS: In this randomized double blind cross-over trial, forty-six patients with SAI participated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684085/incomplete-biomarker-response-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-i-after-successful-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
#11
Gé-Ann Kuiper, Peter M van Hasselt, Jaap Jan Boelens, Frits A Wijburg, Eveline J Langereis
BACKGROUND: Residual disease, primarily involving musculoskeletal tissue, is a common problem in patients with neuronopathic mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I, Hurler or severe Hurler-Scheie phenotype) after a successful hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). The concentration of the GAG derived biomarkers heparan sulfate (HS) and dermatan sulfate (DS), may reflect residual disease and is used for monitoring biochemical response to therapies. This study investigates the response of HS and DS in blood and urine to HCT in MPS I patients...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681647/association-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-and-the-presence-of-noncalcified-or-mixed-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaques
#12
Tiewei Li, Chun Gu, Fang Wang, Bin Lv, Changlin Zhang, Rui Peng, Xiangfeng Cong, Xi Chen
The neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is an emerging cardiovascular risk factor. Patients with mixed plaques (MPs) or noncalcified plaques (NCPs) have a higher risk of poor outcomes. However, there are few published data on the relationship between the NLR and the presence of NCP or MP (NCP/MP). We retrospectively collected the clinical and laboratory data of 598 patients with chest pain. According to whether they had coronary atherosclerotic plaques and the characteristics of the most stenotic plaque, we divided them into no plaque, calcified plaques, NCP, and MP...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681632/graft-product-for-autologous-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-transplantation-enhances-thrombin-generation-and-expresses-procoagulant-microparticles-and-tissue-factor
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Fatoumata Sidibe, Anastasia Spanoudaki, Valerie Vanneaux, Elisabeth Mbemba, Jerome Larghero, Patrick Van Dreden, Jean-Pierre Lotz, Ismail Elalamy, Annette K Larsen, Grigoris T Gerotziafas
The beneficial effect of autologous peripheral blood stem cell transplantation (APBSCT) may be compromised by acute vascular complications related to hypercoagulability. We studied the impact of graft product on thrombin generation of normal plasma and the expression of tissue factor (TF) and procoagulant platelet-derived procoagulant microparticles (Pd-MPs) in samples of graft products. Graft products from 10 patients eligible for APBSCT were mixed with platelet-poor plasma (PPP) or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) from healthy volunteers and assessed for in vitro thrombin generation...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673849/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidosis-ii
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Francyne Kubaski, Hiromasa Yabe, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Toshiyuki Seto, Takashi Hamazaki, Robert W Mason, Li Xie, Tor Gunnar Hugo Onsten, Sandra Leistner-Segal, Roberto Giugliani, Vũ Chí Dũng, Can Thi Bich Ngoc, Seiji Yamaguchi, Adriana M Montaño, Kenji E Orii, Toshiyuki Fukao, Haruo Shintaku, Tadao Orii, Shunji Tomatsu
There is limited information regarding the long-term outcomes of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) for Mucopolysaccharidosis II (MPS II). In this study, clinical, biochemical, and radiological findings were assessed in patients who underwent HSCT and/or enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). Demographic data for 146 HSCT patients were collected from 27 new cases and 119 published cases and were compared with 51 ERT and 15 untreated cases. Glycosaminoglycan (GAG) levels were analyzed by liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry in blood samples from HSCT, ERT, and untreated patients as well as age-matched controls...
June 30, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670180/demonstration-of-ischemia-in-myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-before-coronary-revascularization-decreases-acute-coronary-syndrome-related-hospitalizations
#15
Hakki Kaya, Ozan Kandemir, Osman Beton, Tarik Kivrak, Recep Kurt, Mehmet Birhan Yilmaz
In this study, we compared the patients who underwent coronary angiography (CAG), followed by revascularization by coronary artery stent implantation according to the CAG results without any evidence of ischemia with myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS), and the patients who underwent revascularization by coronary artery stent implantation following the detection of ischemia in MPS before CAG in terms of the mortality and hospitalization due to acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Between January 2009 and January 2016, a total of 407 patients (52% males, 48% females; mean age: 66 ± 9 years; range: 40-85 years) who underwent CAG following diagnosis of stable angina and underwent coronary artery stenting were retrospectively analyzed...
July 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668406/vessel-shape-alterations-of-the-vertebrobasilar-arteries-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-type-iva-morquio-a-patients
#16
Yasemin Tanyildizi, Seyfullah Gökce, Federico Marini, Anna K Mayer, Stefanie Kirschner, Julia B Hennermann, Marc A Brockmann
PURPOSE: Main symptom of mucopolysaccharidosis type IVa (MPS IVa) is progressive systemic skeletal dysplasia. This is routinely monitored by cerebral and spinal MRI. The vascular system is generally not in the primary focus of interest. In our population of MPS IVa patients we observed vessel shape alterations of the vertebrobasilar arteries, which has not been described before. MATERIAL AND METHODS: MRI-datasets of 26 patients with MPS IVa acquired between 2008 and 2015 were eligible for retrospective analysis of the vertebrobasilar arteries...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667788/altered-%C3%AE-2-glycoprotein-i-expression-on-microparticles-in-the-presence-of-antiphospholipid-antibodies
#17
Fariborz Mobarrez, Iva Gunnarsson, Elisabet Svenungsson
BACKGROUND: Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL) together with thrombosis and/or pregnancy morbidities characterize the antiphospholipid syndrome. β2-glycoprotein-I (β2 GPI), the most important antigen for aPL, is a scavenger molecule that specifically binds to phosphatidylserine (PS), expressed on microparticles (MPs). OBJECTIVES: We evaluated β2 GPI-expressing MPs in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) stratified for aPL status, and healthy controls...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664482/prognostic-value-of-a-faster-low-radiation-myocardial-perfusion-spect-protocol-in-a-czt-camera
#18
Ronaldo S L Lima, Thaís R Peclat, Ana Carolina A H Souza, Aline M K Nakamoto, Felipe M Neves, Victor F Souza, Letícia B Glerian, Andrea De Lorenzo
To determine the prognostic value of a new, ultrafast, low dose myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) protocol in a cadmium-zinc telluride (CZT) camera. CZT cameras have introduced significant progress in MPS imaging, offering high-quality images despite lower doses and scan time. Yet, it is unknown if, with such protocol changes, the prognostic value of MPS is preserved. Patients had a 1-day 99 m-Tc-sestamibi protocol, starting with the rest (185-222 MBq) followed by stress (666-740 MBq). Acquisition times were 6 and 3 min, respectively...
June 29, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660747/reversible-and-efficient-sequestration-of-cs-from-water-by-layered-metal-thiophosphate-k0-48mn0-76ps3-h2o
#19
Ekashmi Rathore, Provas Pal, Kanishka Biswas
Water body contamination with radioactive species is an important issue due to significant development in nuclear energy. Cesium (137Cs) radioisotope is a non-actinide fission product of the uranium and plutonium; and it is long-lived. Hence, selective removal/capture of Cs is essential for managing radioactive waste. Herein, we report a detailed Cs+ ion-exchange study of potassium intercalated layered metal thiophosphate, K0.48Mn0.76PS3.H2O (K-MPS-1). The sorption of Cs+ by K-MPS-1 follows Langmuir model with a high capacity of 337...
June 29, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649514/early-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-in-a-patient-with-severe-mucopolysaccharidosis-ii-a-7%C3%A2-years-follow-up
#20
Anneliese L Barth, Tatiana S P C de Magalhães, Ana Beatriz R Reis, Maria Lucia de Oliveira, Fernanda B Scalco, Nicolette C Cavalcanti, Daniel S E Silva, Danielle A Torres, Alessandra A P Costa, Carmem Bonfim, Roberto Giugliani, Juan C Llerena, Dafne D G Horovitz
Mucopolysaccharidosis type II (MPS II - Hunter syndrome) is an X-linked lysosomal storage disorder caused by a deficiency in the enzyme iduronate-2 sulfatase (I2S), leading to the accumulation of the glycosaminoglycans, affecting multiple organs and systems. Enzyme replacement therapy does not cross the blood brain barrier, limiting results in neurological forms of the disease. Another option of treatment for severe MPS, hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) has become the treatment of choice for the severe form of MPS type I, since it can preserve neurocognition when performed early in the course of the disease...
September 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
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