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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775966/an-enigmatic-case-presentation-of-budd-chiari-syndrome-with-pulmonary-embolism-an-unusual-syndrome-with-an-uncommon-complication
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A M Al-Sharydah, A H Al-Abdulwahhab, H A Abu AlOla
INTRODUCTION: In patients with a hypercoagulable state, such as patients with pulmonary embolism and/or Budd-Chiari syndrome, the complications from multiple gene mutations are more numerous than those from a single mutation. The authors present a woman with no major prior medical history who presented with pulmonary embolism and Budd-Chiari syndrome; this enigmatic co-occurrence has never been solely reported without underlying aetiology in a patient without prior medical conditions...
May 3, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775766/miyazaki-syndrome-due-to-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-treatment-a-case-report
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Anita Kovács, Tamás Németh, Angéla Csomor, Tímea Novák, Ferenc Kövér, Erika Vörös
The signs and pathomechanism of Miyazaki syndrome is presented through the case of a young female patient. The patient underwent placement of a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt with a pressure-adjustable valve for communicating hydrocephalus years before presenting to our department with the complaints of constant headache and unsteady gait. On the basis of the clinical picture and her history, plain and contrast-enhanced cranial and whole spine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) examinations were performed, with the scans revealing signs indicative of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) hypotension typical of Miyazaki syndrome...
May 15, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775474/the-cryptococcus-neoformans-titan-cell-is-an-inducible-and-regulated-morphotype-underlying-pathogenesis
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Ivy M Dambuza, Thomas Drake, Ambre Chapuis, Xin Zhou, Joao Correia, Leanne Taylor-Smith, Nathalie LeGrave, Tim Rasmussen, Matthew C Fisher, Tihana Bicanic, Thomas S Harrison, Marcel Jaspars, Robin C May, Gordon D Brown, Raif Yuecel, Donna M MacCallum, Elizabeth R Ballou
Fungal cells change shape in response to environmental stimuli, and these morphogenic transitions drive pathogenesis and niche adaptation. For example, dimorphic fungi switch between yeast and hyphae in response to changing temperature. The basidiomycete Cryptococcus neoformans undergoes an unusual morphogenetic transition in the host lung from haploid yeast to large, highly polyploid cells termed Titan cells. Titan cells influence fungal interaction with host cells, including through increased drug resistance, altered cell size, and altered Pathogen Associated Molecular Pattern exposure...
May 2018: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775320/layered-fluid-structure-and-anomalous-diffusion-under-nanoconfinement
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Gerald J Wang, Nicolas G Hadjiconstantinou
Molecular diffusion under nanoconfinement can differ significantly from diffusion in bulk fluids. Using molecular-dynamics simulations and molecular-mechanics arguments, we elucidate the effect of layering at the confining boundaries on the self-diffusion of a simple, single-phase, confined fluid. In particular, we show that anomalous diffusion due to layering is controlled by the degree of layering as quantified by the recently proposed Wall number (Wa), which compares the strength of the wall-fluid interaction to the thermal energy...
May 18, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775204/effects-of-%C3%AE-tocotrienol-on-ochratoxin-a-induced-nephrotoxicity-in-rats
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Sara Damiano, Luigi Navas, Patrizia Lombari, Serena Montagnaro, Iris M Forte, Antonio Giordano, Salvatore Florio, Roberto Ciarcia
Ochratoxin A (OTA), is a natural contaminant of the food chain worldwide involved in the development of different type of cancers in animals and humans. Several studies suggested that oxidative damage might contribute to increase the cytotoxicity and carcinogenicity capabilities of OTA. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible protective effect of δ-tocotrienol (Delta), a natural form of vitamin E, against OTA-induced nephrotoxicity. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were treated with OTA and/or Delta by gavage for 14 days...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774617/3d-structured-stretchable-strain-sensors-for-out-of-plane-force-detection
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Zhiyuan Liu, Dianpeng Qi, Wan Ru Leow, Jiancan Yu, Michele Xiloyannnis, Leonardo Cappello, Yaqing Liu, Bowen Zhu, Ying Jiang, Geng Chen, Lorenzo Masia, Bo Liedberg, Xiaodong Chen
Stretchable strain sensors, as the soft mechanical interface, provide the key mechanical information of the systems for healthcare monitoring, rehabilitation assistance, soft exoskeletal devices, and soft robotics. Stretchable strain sensors based on 2D flat film have been widely developed to monitor the in-plane force applied within the plane where the sensor is placed. However, to comprehensively obtain the mechanical feedback, the capability to detect the out-of-plane force, caused by the interaction outside of the plane where the senor is located, is needed...
May 17, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774535/physiology-and-molecular-biology-of-barrier-mechanisms-in-the-fetal-and-neonatal-brain
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Norman R Saunders, Katarzyna M Dziegielewska, Kjeld Møllgård, Mark D Habgood
Properties of the local internal environment of the adult brain are tightly controlled providing a stable milieu essential for its normal function. The mechanisms involved in this complex control are structural, molecular and physiological (influx and efflux transporters) frequently referred to as the "blood-brain barrier". These mechanisms include regulation of ion levels in brain interstitial fluid essential for normal neuronal function, supply of nutrients, removal of metabolic products and prevention of entry or elimination of toxic agents...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772822/measurement-of-wall-shear-stress-in-high-speed-air-flow-using-shear-sensitive-liquid-crystal-coating
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Jisong Zhao
Wall shear stress is an important quantity in fluid mechanics, but its measurement is a challenging task. An approach to measure wall shear stress vector distribution using shear-sensitive liquid crystal coating (SSLCC) is described. The wall shear stress distribution on the test surface beneath high speed jet flow is measured while using the proposed technique. The flow structures inside the jet flow are captured and the results agree well with the streakline pattern that was visualized using the oil-flow technique...
May 17, 2018: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772473/electrophoretic-co-deposition-of-peek-hydroxyapatite-composite-coatings-for-biomedical-applications
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Fatih E Baştan, Muhammad Atiq Ur Rehman, Yasemin Yıldıran Avcu, Egemen Avcu, Fatih Üstel, Aldo R Boccaccini
This study focuses on the optimization of electrophoretic deposition (EPD) and suspension parameters for producing PEEK-hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings with feasible microstructure, adhesion strength, and in-vitro bioactivity. Nanostructured hydroxyapatite (HA) micro-granules were incorporated with PEEK to form PEEK-hydroxyapatite composite coatings via EPD. After EPD, a heat-treatment at 375 °C was applied for densification of the coatings and for enhancing the adhesion between the coatings and the substrates...
May 3, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772408/hysteroscopic-myomectomy-of-a-large-submucosal-leiomyoma-with-novel-use-of-fluid-warming
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Tess Chase, Stephanie J Estes
Uterine fibroid size is often considered a limiting factor for considering the surgical approach to myomectomy. In this case, a 35-year-old woman presented with heavy menstrual bleeding and desire for fertility. An ultrasound three months prior could not assess the endometrium and suggested leiomyoma. Magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvis identified a fundal submucosal myoma measuring 6.8 × 7.1 × 3.5 cm. A planned staged hysteroscopic resection of the large submucosal fibroid with intramural component was achieved...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772364/pathophysiology-and-non-surgical-treatment-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-from-past-to-present-to-future
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Dana C Holl, Victor Volovici, Clemens M F Dirven, Wilco C Peul, Fop van Kooten, Korné Jellema, Niels A van der Gaag, Ishita P Miah, Kuan H Kho, Heleen M den Hertog, Hester F Lingsma, Ruben Dammers
BACKGROUND: Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is one of the more frequent pathological entities in daily neurosurgical practice. Historically, CSDH was considered a progressive, recurrent bleeding with a traumatic etiology. However, recent evidence suggests a complex intertwined pathway of inflammation, angiogenesis, local coagulopathy, recurrent microbleeds and exudates. The aim of the present review is to collect existing data on pathophysiology of CSDH in order to direct further research questions aiming to optimize treatment for the individual patient...
May 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772184/tuning-interfacial-properties-and-processes-by-controlling-the-rheology-and-structure-of-pnipam-particles-at-air-water-interfaces
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Armando Maestro, Daniel William Jones, Carmen S de Rojas Sanchez, Eduardo Guzmán, Michael H G Duits, Pietro Cicuta
In this work, by combining controlled experiments on single interfaces with measurements on solitary bubbles and liquid foams, we show that Poly N-Isopropyl Acrylamide (PNIPAM) microgels assembled at air/water interfaces exhibit a solid to liquid transition changing the temperature, and that this is associated with the change in the interfacial microstructure of the PNIPAM particles around their volume phase transition temperature VPTT. We show that the solid behaves as a soft 2D colloidal glass, and that the existence of this solid/liquid transition offers an ideal platform for tuning the permeability of air bubbles covered by PNIPAM and to control macroscopic foam properties such as drainage, stability and foamability...
May 17, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772010/hypergravity-enhances-the-therapeutic-effect-of-dexamethasone-in-allergic-asthma-and-rhinitis-animal-model
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Tae Young Jang, Ah-Yeoun Jung, Soonjo Kwon, Young Hyo Kim
We investigated whether the therapeutic effects of dexamethasone for allergic asthma and rhinitis were enhanced in mice when exposed to hypergravity. Forty mice were divided into 5 groups (n = 8/group): Control group received saline intraperitoneally (i.p.) and intranasally (i.n.); Asthma group received i.p./i.n. ovalbumin (OVA) for inducing allergic asthma/rhinitis; Dexa group received i.n. dexamethasone (0.75 mg/kg) 30 minutes before each OVA challenge; Hypergravity group was subjected to allergic asthma/rhinitis as well as exposed to 5 G hypergravity for 30 days; Finally in Dexa/Hypergravity group, hypergravity and dexamethasone were used simultaneously during induction of allergic asthma/rhinitis...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771890/-lymphatic-system-of-the-eye
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Yu I Borodin, N P Bgatova, S R Nogovitsina, A N Trunov, V I Konenkov, V V Chernykh
Existence of lymphatic outflow of intraocular fluid is still an open question. Identification of the lymphatic capillaries and vessels in various human organs in normal and pathological conditions became possible with discovery of endotheliocyte markers for lymphatic vessels. However, the available information on the presence of lymphatic structures in the human eye is inconsistent and uncertain. The data on lymphatic drainage of the eye is of interest, particularly because it may help understand glaucoma pathogenesis, mechanisms of development of eye inflammatory diseases, and develop pathogenetic therapies...
2018: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771240/power-efficient-self-cleaning-hydrophilic-condenser-surface-for-portable-exhaled-breath-condensate-ebc-metabolomic-sampling
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Konstantin O Zamuruyev, Alexander James Schmidt, Eva Borras, Mitchell M McCartney, Michael Schivo, Nicholas J Kenyon, Jean-Pierre Delplanque, Cristina E Davis
In this work, we present a hydrophilic self-cleaning condenser surface for collection of biological and environmental aerosol samples. The condenser is installed in a battery-operated, hand-held breath sampling device. The device performance is characterized with collection and analysis of exhaled breath samples from a group of volunteers. The exhaled breath condensate is collected on a sub-cooled condenser surface, transferred into a storage vial, and its chemical content is analyzed with mass spectrometric methods...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770108/gc-ms-analysis-of-the-ruminal-metabolome-response-to-thiamine-supplementation-during-high-grain-feeding-in-dairy-cows
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Fuguang Xue, Xiaohua Pan, Linshu Jiang, Yuming Guo, Benhai Xiong
Introduction: Thiamine is known to attenuate high-concentrate diet induced subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) in dairy cows, however, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. Objectives: The major objective of this study was to investigate the metabolic mechanisms of thiamine supplementation on high-concentrate diet induced SARA. Methods: Six multiparous, rumen-fistulated Holstein cows were used in a replicated 3 × 3 Latin square design...
2018: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769757/stochastic-geometric-models-with-non-stationary-spatial-correlations-in-lagrangian-fluid-flows
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François Gay-Balmaz, Darryl D Holm
Inspired by spatiotemporal observations from satellites of the trajectories of objects drifting near the surface of the ocean in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's "Global Drifter Program", this paper develops data-driven stochastic models of geophysical fluid dynamics (GFD) with non-stationary spatial correlations representing the dynamical behaviour of oceanic currents. Three models are considered. Model 1 from Holm (Proc R Soc A 471:20140963, 2015) is reviewed, in which the spatial correlations are time independent...
2018: Journal of Nonlinear Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769595/turbulence-and-cavitation-suppression-by-quaternary-ammonium-salt-additives
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Homa Naseri, Kieran Trickett, Nicholas Mitroglou, Ioannis Karathanassis, Phoevos Koukouvinis, Manolis Gavaises, Robert Barbour, Dale Diamond, Sarah E Rogers, Maurizio Santini, Jin Wang
We identify the physical mechanism through which newly developed quaternary ammonium salt (QAS) deposit control additives (DCAs) affect the rheological properties of cavitating turbulent flows, resulting in an increase in the volumetric efficiency of clean injectors fuelled with diesel or biodiesel fuels. Quaternary ammonium surfactants with appropriate counterions can be very effective in reducing the turbulent drag in aqueous solutions, however, less is known about the effect of such surfactants in oil-based solvents or in cavitating flow conditions...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769531/myosin1d-is-an-evolutionarily-conserved-regulator-of-animal-left-right-asymmetry
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Thomas Juan, Charles Géminard, Jean-Baptiste Coutelis, Delphine Cerezo, Sophie Polès, Stéphane Noselli, Maximilian Fürthauer
The establishment of left-right (LR) asymmetry is fundamental to animal development, but the identification of a unifying mechanism establishing laterality across different phyla has remained elusive. A cilia-driven, directional fluid flow is important for symmetry breaking in numerous vertebrates, including zebrafish. Alternatively, LR asymmetry can be established independently of cilia, notably through the intrinsic chirality of the acto-myosin cytoskeleton. Here, we show that Myosin1D (Myo1D), a previously identified regulator of Drosophila LR asymmetry, is essential for the formation and function of the zebrafish LR organizer (LRO), Kupffer's vesicle (KV)...
May 16, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769447/aquaporin-1-regulates-platelet-procoagulant-membrane-dynamics-and-in-vivo-thrombosis
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Ejaife O Agbani, Christopher M Williams, Yong Li, Marion Tj van den Bosch, Samantha F Moore, Adele Mauroux, Lorna Hodgson, Alan S Verkman, Ingeborg Hers, Alastair W Poole
In response to collagen stimulation, platelets use a coordinated system of fluid entry to undergo membrane ballooning, procoagulant spreading, and microvesiculation. We hypothesized that water entry was mediated by the water channel aquaporin-1 (AQP1) and aimed to determine its role in the platelet procoagulant response and thrombosis. We established that human and mouse platelets express AQP1 and localize to internal tubular membrane structures. However, deletion of AQP1 had minimal effects on collagen-induced platelet granule secretion, aggregation, or membrane ballooning...
May 17, 2018: JCI Insight
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