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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647880/selective-removal-and-preconcentration-of-triclosan-using-a-water-compatible-imprinted-nano-magnetic-chitosan-particles
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Yuan Chen, Xin Lei, Rongni Dou, Yuancai Chen, Yongyou Hu, Zhiqi Zhang
A water-compatible magnetic triclosan (TCS) imprinted material (TCS-CTS-Fe(0)-MIPs) was synthesized for selective enrichment and detection of TCS in real complex water samples. The material was synthesized by using chitosan (CTS) as functional monomer, which has rich surface O- and N-containing functional groups. The TCS imprinted CTS was coated on Fe(0) surface and then cross-linked with glutaraldehyde. Scanning electron microscopy suggested that the imprinted material was covered with a layer of imprinted film, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy confirmed that the imprinted material had more functional groups (amino and hydroxyl groups) than that of non-imprinted material...
June 25, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647442/the-impact-of-the-transition-from-volume-to-value-on-heart-failure-care-implications-of-novel-payment-models-and-quality-improvement-initiatives
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REVIEW
Dushyanth Srinivasan, Nihar R Desai
In response to wide variation in quality and outcomes as well as escalating health care costs, the U.S. health care system is transitioning away from a volume based payment system to a quality- and value-based system. Medicare, the largest insurer and payer of healthcare, has accelerated the movement towards value-based care with the development and implementation of myriad alternative payment models and pay for performance programs as part of the Affordable Care Act. Given that heart failure affects a significant number of Medicare patients and these patients account for a disproportionate amount of healthcare utilization and spending, heart failure has become a focal point for these initiatives...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647421/evaluation-of-respiratory-muscle-strength-in-the-acute-phase-of-stroke-the-role-of-aging-and-anthropometric-variables
#3
Gustavo José Luvizutto, Maria Regina Lopes Dos Santos, Lorena Cristina Alvarez Sartor, Josiela Cristina da Silva Rodrigues, Rafael Dalle Molle da Costa, Gabriel Pereira Braga, Letícia Cláudia de Oliveira Antunes, Juli Thomaz Souza, Hélio Rubens de Carvalho Nunes, Silméia Garcia Zanati Bazan, Rodrigo Bazan
BACKGROUND: During hospitalization, stroke patients are bedridden due to neurologic impairment, leading to loss of muscle mass, weakness, and functional limitation. There have been few studies examining respiratory muscle strength (RMS) in the acute phase of stroke. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the RMS of patients with acute stroke compared with predicted values and to relate this to anthropometric variables, risk factors, and neurologic severity. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study in the acute phase of stroke...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647038/mips-clinical-practice-improvement-activities
#4
Rocco G Ciocca, Brad Johnson, Jill Rathbun, Karen Woo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646427/tanshinone-iia-attenuates-atherosclerosis-in-apolipoprotein-e-knockout-mice-infected-with-porphyromonas-gingivalis
#5
Yan Xuan, Yue Gao, Hao Huang, Xiaoxuan Wang, Yu Cai, Qing Xian Luan
Tanshinone IIA (TSA), a pharmacologically active component isolated from Danshen, may prevent cardiovascular diseases due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and anti-adipogenic effects. Porphyromonas gingivalis, a major periodontal pathogen, may contribute to the progression of atherosclerosis. Here, we studied the effects of TSA on atherosclerosis in ApoE(-/-) mice with P. gingivalis infection. Eight-week-old ApoE(-/-) mice were randomized to (a) phosphate-buffered saline (PBS), (b) P. gingivalis, and (c) P...
June 23, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645630/evolution-of-cyclodextrin-nanosponges
#6
Fabrizio Caldera, Maria Tannous, Roberta Cavalli, Marco Zanetti, Francesco Trotta
Cyclodextrin-based nanosponges (CD-NSs) are insoluble, highly cross-linked 3D network polymers used in several scientific and technological fields, the main area of investigation concerns the pharmaceutical applications, in which CD-NSs have been mostly employed as drug delivery systems. CD-NSs can be generally grouped into four consecutive generations, taking into account their chemical composition and properties. The 1st generation of NSs are plain nanosponges, subdivided into four main types: urethane, carbonate, ester and ether NSs, depending on the chemical nature of the functional group connecting the CD to the cross-linker...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645326/improving-visualization-of-4d-flow-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-with-four-dimensional-angiographic-data-generation-of-a-4d-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-cardioangiography-4d-pc-mrca
#7
Mariana Bustamante, Vikas Gupta, Carl-Johan Carlhäll, Tino Ebbers
Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA) and Phase-Contrast MRA (PC-MRA) approaches used for assessment of cardiovascular morphology typically result in data containing information from the entire cardiac cycle combined into one 2D or 3D image. Information specific to each timeframe of the cardiac cycle is, however, lost in this process. This study proposes a novel technique, called Phase-Contrast Magnetic Resonance CardioAngiography (4D PC-MRCA), that utilizes the full potential of 4D Flow CMR when generating temporally resolved PC-MRA data to improve visualization of the heart and major vessels throughout the cardiac cycle...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641051/beneficial-role-of-citrus-fruit-polyphenols-against-hepatic-dysfunctions-a-review
#8
Md Mohabbulla Mohib, Kazi Afnan, Tasfiq Zaman Paran, Salma Khan, Juthika Sarker, Nahid Hasan, Istiaque Hasan, Md Abu Taher Sagor
Alcoholic liver diseases and virus-induced hepatic dysfunctions are prevalent in western countries. Evidence also suggests that hyperglycemia and insulin resistance are key players in the development of hepatic diseases and their complications. Since the comorbid diseases like obesity, diabetes and vascular dysfunctions primarily affect liver, the modern therapies against other hepatic dysfunctions are becoming a major challenge to treat. In addition to these, polypharmacy and adverse drug reactions (ADRs) are further aggravating the phenomenon...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639211/selective-venous-sampling-for-primary-hyperparathyroidism-how-to-perform-an-examination-and-interpret-the-results-with-reference-to-thyroid-vein-anatomy
#9
REVIEW
Takayuki Yamada, Masaya Ikuno, Yasumoto Shinjo, Atsushi Hiroishi, Shoichiro Matsushita, Tsuyoshi Morimoto, Reiko Kumano, Kunihiro Yagihashi, Takuyuki Katabami
Primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) causes hypercalcemia. The treatment for pHPT is surgical dissection of the hyperfunctioning parathyroid gland. Lower rates of hypocalcemia and recurrent laryngeal nerve injury imply that minimally invasive parathyroidectomy (MIP) is safer than bilateral neck resection. Current trends in MIP use can be inferred only by reference to preoperative localization studies. Noninvasive imaging studies (typically preoperative localization studies) show good detection rates of hyperfunctioning glands; however, there have also been cases of nonlocalization or discordant results...
June 21, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638480/mouse-ip-10-gene-delivered-by-folate-modified-chitosan-nanoparticles-and-dendritic-tumor-cells-fusion-vaccine-effectively-inhibit-the-growth-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-mice
#10
Zixi Hu, Jiaojiao Chen, Sufang Zhou, Nuo Yang, Siliang Duan, Zhenghua Zhang, Jing Su, Jian He, Zhiyong Zhang, Xiaoling Lu, Yongxiang Zhao
Dendritic cells (DC) and tumor cell fusion vaccine (DC/tumor cell fusion vaccine) is considered an effective approach in cancer biotherapy. However, its therapeutic effects in early clinical trials have been suboptimal partially due to the immunosuppressive tumor environment. In this study, we used nanoparticles of folate (FA)-modified chitosan, a non-viral vector capable of targeting tumor cells with high expression of FA receptors. FA-chitosan nanoparticles were used as biological carriers for the expression plasmid of the mouse interferon-induced protein-10 (mIP-10) gene, a potent chemoattractant for cytotoxic T cells...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637471/enhanced-humoural-and-cellular-immune-responses-to-influenza-h7n9-antigen-ha1-2-fused-with-flagellin-in-chickens
#11
Li Song, Dan Xiong, Maozhi Hu, Xilong Kang, Zhiming Pan, Xinan Jiao
BACKGROUND: Sudden increases in the number of human A (H7N9) cases reported during December and January have been observed in previous years. Most reported infection cases are due to prior exposure to live poultry or potentially contaminated environments. Low pathogenicity of influenza A (H7N9) virus in avian species complicates timely discovery of infected birds. Therefore, there is a pressing need to develop safe and effective anti-H7N9 vaccines for poultry to reduce the risk of human infection and prevent the emergence of novel mutated strains...
June 21, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637178/the-at04a-vaccine-against-proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-reduces-total-cholesterol-vascular-inflammation-and-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-3leiden-cetp-mice
#12
Christine Landlinger, Marianne G Pouwer, Claudia Juno, José W A van der Hoorn, Elsbet J Pieterman, J Wouter Jukema, Guenther Staffler, Hans M G Princen, Gergana Galabova
Aims: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) has emerged as a promising therapeutic target for the treatment of hypercholesterolaemia and atherosclerosis. PCSK9 binds to the low density lipoprotein receptor and enhances its degradation, which leads to the reduced clearance of low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDLc) and a higher risk of atherosclerosis. In this study, the AT04A anti-PCSK9 vaccine was evaluated for its therapeutic potential in ameliorating or even preventing coronary heart disease in the atherogenic APOE*3Leiden...
June 19, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636997/an-optimized-hmgb1-expressed-by-recombinant-rabies-virus-enhances-immunogenicity-through-activation-of-dendritic-cells-in-mice
#13
Zhao Wang, Qian Liang, Yajing Zhang, Jie Yang, Mingming Li, Kunlun Wang, Min Cui, Huanchun Chen, Zhen F Fu, Ling Zhao, Ming Zhou
Rabies remains an important public health threat, killing approximately 59,000 people worldwide annually, most of which are from the developing countries of Africa and Asia where dog rabies are endemic. Therefore, developing an affordable and efficacious vaccine for dog-mediated rabies control is needful in these countries. Our previous studies indicated that over-expression of granulocyte-macrophage colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) or macrophage inflammatory protein-1 (MIP-1α or CCL3) by recombinant rabies virus (rRABV) could enhance the immunogenicity by activating dendritic cells (DCs)...
June 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635194/volitional-rehabilitative-assessments-in-patients-admitted-in-a-post-intensive-care-step-down-unit-a-feasibility-study
#14
Mara Paneroni, Francesco D' Abrosca, Georges Fokom, Laura Comini, Michele Vitacca
A high variability in functional tests and activities used during the pulmonary rehabilitation has been observed in post-intensive care unit (ICU) patients, and the best battery of tests to adopt has not been described yet. We tested in patients admitted in a post-ICU Step Down Unit the ability to perform the more frequent functional volitional tests. The relations of each single volitional test with general disability and dyspnea at discharge were also evaluated. Ten volitional tests including: bedside spirometry test (ST: FEV1%, FVC%), maximal inspiratory pressure (MIP), maximal expiratory pressure (MEP), Peak Expiratory Flow during Cough (PCEF), Quadriceps Muscle Strength (QMS), latissimus Dorsi and teres Major Strength (DMS), Brachial biceps Muscle Strength (BMS), effort tolerance measured by sit-to-stand test, Takahashi test and 6-Min Walking Test (6MWT), were evaluated in post-ICU patients at entry and discharge from in-hospital rehabilitation...
May 18, 2017: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease, Archivio Monaldi Per le Malattie del Torace
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630066/porphyromonas-gulae-activates-unprimed-and-ifn%C3%AE-primed-macrophages-via-the-pattern-recognition-receptors-tlr-2-tlr-4-and-nod2
#15
James A Holden, Neil M O'Brien-Simpson, Jason C Lenzo, Rebecca K H Orth, Ashley Mansell, Eric C Reynolds
Porphyromonas gulae is an anaerobic, Gram-negative coccobacillus that has been associated with periodontal disease in companion animals. The aims of this study were to analyse the ligation of pattern recognition receptors by P. gulae and the subsequent activation of macrophages. Exposure of HEK cells transfected with Toll-like receptors or NOD-like receptors to P. gulae resulted in the ligation of TLR2, TLR4 and NOD2. The effect of this engagement of receptors was investigated by measuring the synthesis of nitric oxide, CD86 expression and inflammatory cytokine production using wild type, TLR2-/- and TLR4-/- macrophages...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628613/immunosuppressive-and-angiogenic-cytokine-profile-associated-with-bartonella-bacilliformis-infection-in-post-outbreak-and-endemic-areas-of-carrion-s-disease-in-peru
#16
Maria J Pons, Cláudia Gomes, Ruth Aguilar, Diana Barrios, Miguel Angel Aguilar-Luis, Joaquim Ruiz, Carlota Dobaño, Juana Del Valle-Mendoza, Gemma Moncunill
Analysis of immune responses in Bartonella bacilliformis carriers are needed to understand acquisition of immunity to Carrion's disease and may allow identifying biomarkers associated with bacterial infection and disease phases. Serum samples from 144 healthy subjects from 5 villages in the North of Peru collected in 2014 were analyzed. Four villages had a Carrion's disease outbreak in 2013, and the other is a traditionally endemic area. Thirty cytokines, chemokines and growth factors were determined in sera by fluorescent bead-based quantitative suspension array technology, and analyzed in relation to available data on bacteremia quantified by RT-PCR, and IgM and IgG levels measured by ELISA against B...
June 19, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627972/immunomodulatory-effects-of-cigarette-smoke-condensate-in-mouse-macrophage-cell-line
#17
Junwei Zhao, Xiang Li, Fuwei Xie, Zhihua Yang, Xiujie Pan, Maoxiang Zhu, Pingping Shang, Cong Nie, Huimin Liu, Jianping Xie
Increasing evidence has demonstrated that the secretion of cytokines may be associated with cigarette smoke-induced immunomodulatory effects, but a comprehensive analysis of the cytokine profile for cigarette smoke condensate (CSC) exposure is lacking. The aims of this study were to (1) examine the release of 20 cytokines induced by CSC from 12 brands of cigarettes in macrophages cells (Ana-1) and (2) to investigate the general characteristics of the immunomodulatory effects of CSC. Luminex technology was used to simultaneously determine the levels of 20 cytokines (interleukin (IL)-1α, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-10, IL-12, IL-13, IL-17, granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF), interferon-γ (IFN-γ), keratinocyte-derived Chemokine (KC), monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1), macrophage inflammatory protein 1α (MIP-1α), induced protein 10 (IP-10), tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), monkine inducible by γ interferon (MIG), and fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-basic) in the supernatants from Ana-1 cells treated with the CSC...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627346/-study-on-rac1-mapk-erk-pathway-mediated-mechanism-and-role-in-rats-with-ventilator-induced-lung-injury
#18
Guanghua Tao, Linghui Pan, Ren Jing, Fei Lin, Huijun Dai, Wanyun Ge
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of Ras-related C3 botulinum toxin substrate 1/mitogen-activated protein kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (Rac1/MAPK/ERK) signal pathway in rats with ventilator induced lung injury (VILI) and its mechanism. METHODS: Thirty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into spontaneous respiration group, normal tidal volume (VT) group and high VT group with 10 rats in each group. The rats in spontaneous respiration group were kept their spontaneous breathing...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622063/characteristic-profiles-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-the-aqueous-humor-of-glaucomatous-eyes
#19
Taiki Kokubun, Satoru Tsuda, Hiroshi Kunikata, Masayuki Yasuda, Noriko Himori, Shiho Kunimatsu-Sanuki, Kazuichi Maruyama, Toru Nakazawa
PURPOSE: To analyze cytokine profiles of the aqueous humor of eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), neovascular glaucoma (NVG), and cataract (as controls). METHODS: A multiplex bead assay was used to measure concentrations of 27 cytokines in aqueous humor samples from 54 eyes. RESULTS: Detection rates were as follows: IL-7: NVG higher than POAG; IL-10: POAG lower than cataract or NVG; and GM-CSF: cataract higher than POAG or NVG. Concentrations were as follows: IL-8, IP-10, MCP-1, and MIP-1β: POAG and NVG higher than cataract; IL-9: POAG lower than NVG; IL-12: POAG lower than cataract or NVG; and VEGF: NVG higher than cataract or POAG and POAG lower than cataract...
June 16, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617674/ultrasensitive-highly-selective-and-real-time-detection-of-protein-using-functionalized-cnts-as-mip-platform-for-fospr-based-biosensor
#20
Anisha Pathak, Shama Parveen, Banshi Dhar Gupta
A facile approach is presented for the detection of Bovine serum albumin (BSA), based on fiber optic SPR (FOSPR) cooperated with molecular imprinting (MIP). The probe is fabricated by exploiting the plasmonic property of silver thin film and vinyl functionalised carbon nanotubes based MIP platform. BSA template molecules are imprinted on the MIP layer coated over multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) to ensure high specificity of the probe in the interfering environments. In addition, FOSPR endorses the sensor capability of real time and remote sensing along with very high sensitivity due to the use of nanostructured MIP platform...
June 15, 2017: Nanotechnology
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