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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351046/retinal-vein-occlusions
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Jost B Jonas, Jordi Monés, Agnès Glacet-Bernard, Gabriel Coscas
Retinal vein occlusions (RVOs) have been defined as retinal vascular disorders characterized by dilatation of retinal veins with retinal and subretinal hemorrhages, macular edema, and a varying degree of retinal ischemia. Retinal angiography, either as fluorescein and indocyanine green (ICG) angiography or in the form of optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based angiography, is essential for the diagnosis and assessment of the prognosis of RVOs. It allows the differentiation of diverse types of RVOs, such as perfused or nonperfused, as well as the detection of different modalities in the natural history of RVOs...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350532/urethral-proteomic-analysis-in-ovariectomized-mice-administered-17%C3%AE-oestradiol-replacement-therapy
#2
Huey-Yi Chen, Yu-Ning Lin, Wen-Chi Chen, Shih-Jing Wang, Chao-Jung Chen, Yung-Hsiang Chen
The molecular mechanism by which 17β-oestradiol (E2) increases urethral tone is unclear. As human tissue is limited in availability, we explored changes in the urethras of ovariectomized (OVX) mice. Twenty-four virgin female mice were randomised into three groups: mice with a sham operation only (control), OVX mice without E2 replacement (OVX), and OVX mice with E2 replacement (OVX + E2). Two weeks after the ovariectomy, mice received either E2 or placebo for 4 weeks. Leak point pressure (LPP) and maximum urethral closure pressure (MUCP) were assessed in these mice at 6 weeks after OVX, under anaesthesia...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345243/dehiscence-of-a-pulmonary-bioprosthesis-with-a-focal-dissection-of-the-pulmonary-artery-in-a-patient-with-congenital-pulmonic-stenosis
#3
Evin Yucel, Ami Bhatt, Christos G Mihos, Brian B Ghoshhajra, Doreen DeFaria Yeh
Pulmonary valve replacement (PVR) is the most common adult congenital cardiac operation performed. Valve degeneration leading to prosthetic stenosis and/or regurgitation is a long-term risk in this population and may be associated with paravalvular leak (PVL). Complications involving the proximal pulmonary artery, including dissection, are less clearly defined. Herein, we report the case of a 30-year-old patient with a history of multiple pulmonary valve interventions secondary to congenital pulmonic stenosis, who developed dehiscence of a bioprosthetic PVR associated with significant paravalvular leak (PVL) and further complicated by a focal dissection of the proximal pulmonary artery...
March 27, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343416/cuff-leak-test-for-the-diagnosis-of-post-extubation-stridor
#4
David Schnell, Benjamin Planquette, Asaël Berger, Sybille Merceron, Julien Mayaux, Lucas Strasbach, Stéphane Legriel, Sandrine Valade, Michael Darmon, Ferhat Meziani
BACKGROUND: Cuff leak test was developed to predict the occurrence of post-extubation stridor (PES). This study evaluated the diagnostic performance of this test in unselected critically ill patients. METHODS: Multicenter prospective study including unselected ventilated patients at the time of their first planned extubation. The diagnostic performance of 4 different cuff leak tests was assessed. RESULTS: Post-extubation stridor occurred in 34 (9...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343044/a-system-of-containment-to-prevent-oil-spills-from-sunken-tankers
#5
Antonio García-Olivares, Almudena Agüero, Bernd J Haupt, María J Marcos, María V Villar, José L de Pablos
Worldwide tank spills represent 10% of the average annual input of oil in the sea. When such spills arise from wrecks at depth, neutralisation of environmental impacts is difficult to achieve. Extracting oil from sunken tankers is expensive, and, unfortunately, all of the oil cannot be extracted, as the Prestige case demonstrates. We propose an environmentally appropriate, cost-effective and proactive method to stop the long-term problem of leaks from sunken tankers similar to the Prestige. This method confines the wreck with a "sediment" capping of sepiolite mineral that emulates a natural sediment...
March 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342898/temperature-induces-significant-changes-in-both-glycolytic-reserve-and-mitochondrial-spare-respiratory-capacity-in-colorectal-cancer-cell-lines
#6
Mihail I Mitov, Jennifer W Harris, Michael C Alstott, Yekaterina Y Zaytseva, B Mark Evers, D Allan Butterfield
Thermotherapy, as a method of treating cancer, has recently attracted considerable attention from basic and clinical investigators. A number of studies and clinical trials have shown that thermotherapy can be successfully used as a therapeutic approach for various cancers. However, the effects of temperature on cancer bioenergetics have not been studied in detail with a real time, in a microplate, label-free detection approach. This study investigate how changes in temperature affect the bioenergetics characteristics (mitochondrial function and glycolysis) of three colorectal cancer (CRC) cell lines utilizing the Seahorse XF96 technology...
March 22, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342412/bacterial-community-responses-during-a-possible-co2-leaking-from-sub-seabed-storage-in-marine-polluted-sediments
#7
Ana R Borrero-Santiago, T Ángel DelValls, M Inmaculada Riba
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a viable option to reduce high concentrations of CO2 and mitigate their negative effects. This option has associated risks such as possible CO2 leakage from the storage sites. So far, negative effects deriving from a CO2 release have been reported for benthic macrofauna in both polluted and nonpolluted sediments. However, bacterial communities has no considered. In this work, risk assessment was carried out in order to evaluate the possible effects in a contaminated area considering bacterial responses (total number of cells, respiring activity, changes in the bacterial community composition and diversity)...
March 22, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342246/hypohidrosis-and-metal-allergy-trigger-factors-for-unilateral-lichen-planus
#8
Takeshi Fukumoto, Shinji Tsuchiyama, Atsushi Fukunaga, Chikako Nishigori
Unilateral lichen planus (LP) is a rare clinical variant of LP. The etiology of unilateral LP has not been clarified, although various causes have been reported because of the characteristic distribution. We focused on the contribution of metal allergy and sweating in the development of unilateral LP in this case. To confirm the presence of metal allergy, patch tests with metal allergens were performed. To investigate the cause of the unilateral distribution in unilateral LP, the function of sweating and sweat leaking in the dermis was assessed by a thermoregulatory sweat test and immunohistochemical staining of dermcidin...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342132/endoscopic-mucosal-resection-versus-esophagectomy-for-intramucosal-adenocarcinoma-in-the-setting-of-barrett-s-esophagus
#9
Chao Li, Denise Tami Yamashita, Jeffrey David Hawel, Drew Bethune, Harry Henteleff, James Ellsmere
BACKGROUND: Esophagectomy has been the standard of care for patients with intramucosal adenocarcinoma (IMC) in the setting of Barrett's esophagus. It is, however, associated with significant post-operative morbidity and mortality. Endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) offers a minimally invasive approach with lesser morbidity. This study investigates the transition from esophagectomy to EMR for IMC with respect to eradication rates, post-operative morbidity, and long-term survival. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with IMC from 2005 to 2013 were identified retrospectively...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342120/the-impact-of-hepaticojejunostomy-leaks-after-pancreatoduodenectomy-a-devastating-source-of-morbidity-and-mortality
#10
Andrea L Jester, Catherine W Chung, David C Becerra, E Molly Kilbane, Michael G House, Nicholas J Zyromski, C Max Schmidt, Attila Nakeeb, Eugene P Ceppa
INTRODUCTION: Hepaticojejunostomy leaks are less frequent than pancreatic leaks after pancreatoduodenectomy, and the current literature suggests comparable outcomes. The purpose of this study was to determine if the hepaticojejunostomy leak adversely affected patient outcomes. METHODS: Consecutive cases of pancreatoduodenectomy (n = 924) were reviewed at a single high-volume institution over an 8-year period (2006-2014). RESULTS: Pancreaticojejunostomy leaks were identified in 217 (23%) patients and hepaticojejunostomy leaks were identified in 24 patients (3%); combined hepaticojejunostomy/pancreaticojejunostomy leaks were identified in 31 patients (3%)...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342119/returns-to-operating-room-after-colon-and-rectal-surgery-in-a-tertiary-care-academic-medical-center-a-valid-measure-of-surgical-quality
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Amy L Lightner, Amy E Glasgow, Elizabeth B Habermann, Robert R Cima
INTRODUCTION: Returns to the operating room (ROR) have been suggested as a marker of surgical quality. Increasingly, quality and value metrics are utilized for reimbursement as well as public reporting to inform health care consumers. We sought to understand the etiology of ROR and assess the validity of simple ROR as a quality metric. METHODS: This was a single referral center retrospective review of all colon and rectal operations between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341634/contribution-of-two-pore-potassium-channels-to-cardiac-ventricular-action-potential-revealed-using-human-ipsc-derived-cardiomyocytes
#12
Sam Chai, Xiaoping Wan, Drew M Nassal, Haiyan Liu, Christine S Moravec, Angelina Ramirez-Navarro, Isabelle Deschenes
Two pore potassium channels (K2p) have been described in modulating background conductance as leak channels in different physiological systems. In the heart, the expression of K2p channels is heterogeneous with equivocation regarding their functional role. Our objective was to determine the K2p expression profile and their physiological and pathophysiological contribution to cardiac electrophysiology. Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) cells generated from humans were differentiated into cardiomyocytes (iPSC-CM)...
March 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341382/assisting-cultivation-of-photosynthetic-microorganisms-by-microbial-fuel-cells-to-enhance-nutrients-recovery-from-wastewater
#13
Alessandra Colombo, Stefania Marzorati, Giorgio Lucchini, Pierangela Cristiani, Deepak Pant, Andrea Schievano
Spirulina was cultivated in cathodic compartments of photo-microbial fuel cells (P-MFC). Anodic compartments were fed with swine-farming wastewater, enriched with sodium acetate (2.34gCODL(-1)). Photosynthetic oxygen generation rates were sufficient to sustain cathodic oxygen reduction, significantly improving P-MFC electrochemical performances, as compared to water-cathode control experiments. Power densities (0.8-1Wm(-2)) approached those of air-cathode MFCs, run as control. COD was efficiently removed and only negligible fractions leaked to the cathodic chamber...
March 10, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340928/the-difficult-gall-bladder-outcomes-following-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-and-the-need-for-open-conversion
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A Ashfaq, K Ahmadieh, A A Shah, A B Chapital, K L Harold, D J Johnson
INTRODUCTION: Surgery for the difficult gallbladder (DGB) is associated with increased risk compared to more routine laparoscopic cholecystectomies (LC). Laparoscopic "damage control" methods including cholecystostomy, fundus-down approach and subtotal cholecystectomy (SC) have been proposed to avoid conversion to open. We hypothesized that a Total LC (TLC) for DBG can be completed safely with an acceptably low conversion rate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All patients that underwent LC from January 2005-June 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
December 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340833/telescopic-biliary-reconstruction-in-patients-undergoing-liver-transplantation-with-1-year-follow-up
#15
S Karakas, K B Sarici, F Ozdemir, V Ersan, V Ince, A Baskiran, C Kayaalp, R Kutlu, S Yilmaz
BACKGROUND: Biliary complications are important during liver transplantation because of their effect on recipient and graft survival, incidence, and the long treatment period. These complications are associated with 50% morbidity and 30% mortality rates in recent studies. One of the most important reasons for biliary anastomosis complications is arterial ischemia. We present the results of our telescopic biliary anastomosis technique performed on the mucosa of the main biliary duct. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Fifty-six cases of telescopic biliary reconstruction were performed in 203 patients during 2015...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340062/exogenously-applied-24-epibrassinolide-ebl-ameliorates-detrimental-effects-of-salinity-by-reducing-k-efflux-via-depolarization-activated-k-channels
#16
Nazila Azhar, Nana Su, Lana Shabala, Sergey Shabala
This study has investigated mechanisms conferring beneficial effects of exogenous application of 24-epibrassinolides (EBL) on plant growth and performance under saline conditions. Barley seedlings treated with 0.25 mg l-1 EBL showed significant improvements in root hair length, shoot length, shoot fresh weight and relative water content when grown in the presence of 150 mM NaCl in the growth medium. In addition, EBL treatment significantly decreased the Na+ content in both shoots (by approximately 50%) and roots...
March 2, 2017: Plant & Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339548/enhancement-of-the-antidermatophytic-activity-of-silver-nanoparticles-by-q-switched-nd-yag-laser-and-monoclonal-antibody-conjugation
#17
Salama A Ouf, Abdel-Aleam H Mohamed, Amira A El-Adly
The objective of this research was to investigate the effect of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs), free or conjugated with monoclonal antibody and mediated by Q-switched Nd:YAG laser on five dermatophytes. The laser was applied for 45 s at 532 nm and 0.8 J/cm2. The application of AgNPs combined with laser caused an increase in fungal susceptibility compared to application of AgNPs alone. The MIC50 and MIC100 recorded 3 and 9 μg/ml in the case of E. floccosum (the most susceptible species), 10 and 19 μg/ml for T...
October 7, 2016: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339449/reversal-of-progressive-conscious-disturbance-with-epidural-blood-patch-for-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage-at-c2-level
#18
Yi-Chen Lai, Yuan-Yi Chia, Wei-Hung Lien
Intracranial hypotension syndrome (IHS) is generally caused by cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage. Complications include bilateral subdural hygroma or haematoma and herniation of the cerebellar tonsils. Epidural blood patch (EBP) therapy is indicated if conservative treatment is ineffective. We reported the case of a 46-year-old man with a history of postural headache and dizziness. The patient was treated with bed rest and daily hydration with 2000 mL of fluid for 2 weeks. However, dizziness and headache did not resolve, and he became drowsy and disoriented with incomprehensible speech...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339316/practical-insight-to-monitor-home-niv-in-copd-patients
#19
Jean-Michel Arnal, Joëlle Texereau, Aude Garnero
Home noninvasive ventilation (NIV) is used in COPD patients with concomitant chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure in order to correct nocturnal hypoventilation and improve sleep quality, quality of life, and survival. Monitoring of home NIV is needed to assess the effectiveness of ventilation and adherence to therapy, resolve potential adverse effects, reinforce patient knowledge, provide maintenance of the equipment, and readjust the ventilator settings according to the changing condition of the patient...
March 24, 2017: COPD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338584/spring-assisted-cranioplasty-for-the-correction-of-non-syndromic-scaphocephaly-a-quantitative-analysis-of-100-consecutive-cases
#20
W Rodgers, G E Glass, S Schievano, A Borghi, N Rodriguez-Florez, A Tahim, F Angullia, W Breakey, P Knoops, M Tenhagen, J O'Hara, A Ponniah, G James, D J Dunaway, Nuo Jeelani
BACKGROUND: Spring-assisted cranioplasty has been proposed as an alternative to total calvarial remodelling for sagittal craniosynostosis. Advantages include its minimally invasive nature, reduced morbidity and hospital stay. Potential drawbacks include the need for a second procedure for removal and the lack of published long-term follow-up. We present a single institution experience of 100 consecutive cases using a novel spring design. METHODS: All patients treated at our institution between April 2010 and September 2014 were evaluated retrospectively...
March 3, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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