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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791923/inhaled-treprostinil-prodrug-lipid-nanoparticle-formulations-provide-long-acting-pulmonary-vasodilation
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Franziska G Leifer, Donna M Konicek, Kuan-Ju Chen, Adam J Plaunt, Dany Salvail, Charles E Laurent, Michel R Corboz, Zhili Li, Richard W Chapman, Walter R Perkins, Vladimir S Malinin
Treprostinil (TRE), a prostanoid analogue approved in the USA for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, requires continuous infusion or multiple dosing sessions per day for inhaled and oral routes of administration due to its short half-life. The inhaled drug is known to induce adverse systemic and local effects including headache, nausea, cough, and throat irritation which may be due at least in part to transiently high drug concentrations in the lungs and plasma immediately following administration [1]...
May 23, 2018: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791238/low-dose-ketamine-infusion-for-adjunct-management-during-vaso-occlusive-episodes-in-adults-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-case-series
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Nicole Palm, Catherine Floroff, Tanna B Hassig, Alice Boylan, Julie Kanter
The optimal management of recurrent painful episodes in individuals living with sickle cell disease (SCD) remains unclear. Currently, the primary treatment for these episodes remains supportive, using fluids and intravenous opioid and anti-inflammatory medications. Few reports have described the use of adjunct subanesthetic doses of ketamine to opioids for treatment of refractory pain in SCD. This article reports a retrospective case series of five patients admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) with prolonged vaso-occlusive episodes (VOEs)...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790314/superselective-intraarterial-cerebral-infusion-of-cetuximab-with-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-combined-with-stupp-protocol-for-newly-diagnosed-glioblastoma
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Kay O Kulason, Julia R Schneider, Shamik Chakraborty, Christopher G Filippi, Bidyut Pramanik, Tamika Wong, Sherese Fralin, Karissa Tan, Ashley Ray, Rachel A Alter, Rafael Ortiz, Alexis Demopoulos, David J Langer, John A Boockvar
We describe the first case of a novel treatment for a newly diagnosed glioblastoma (GBM) using superselective intraarterial cerebral infusion (SIACI) of cetuximab after osmotic disruption of the blood-brain barrier (BBB) with mannitol. A 51year-old female underwent craniotomy for removal of a right frontal GBM. Pathology confirmed EGFR amplification, and she underwent three treatments of SIACI of cetuximab to the tumor site. The first treatment was given within a week of starting standard of care chemoradiation (Stupp protocol), which is a combination of radiation treatment (2 Gy per/ day x 30 days, total of 60 Gy) and oral temozolomide (75 mg/m2 )...
May 2018: Journal of Experimental Therapeutics & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789227/cost-effectiveness-analysis-of-sensor-augmented-pump-therapy-with-low-glucose-suspend-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-and-high-risk-of-hypoglycemia-in-spain
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Ignacio Conget, Pilar Martín-Vaquero, Stéphane Roze, Isabel Elías, Cristina Pineda, María Álvarez, Alexis Delbaere, Francisco Javier Ampudia-Blasco
OBJECTIVE: To compare the cost-effectiveness of sensor-augmented pump therapy (SAP) [continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) plus real-time continuous glucose monitoring (RT-CGM)] with low glucose suspend (MiniMed™ Veo™) and CSII alone in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) at high risk of hypoglycemia in Spain. METHODS: The IQVIA CORE Diabetes Model was used to estimate healthcare outcomes as life-years gained (LYGs) and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs), and to project lifetime costs...
May 19, 2018: Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788801/perioperative-noninvasive-cardiac-output-monitoring-in-parturients-with-singleton-and-twin-pregnancies-undergoing-caesarean-section-under-spinal-anesthesia-with-prophylactic-phenylephrine-drip-a-prospective-observational-cohort-study
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S Orbach-Zinger, E Razinsky, I Bizman, S Firman, R Gat, A Davis, E Ashwal, A Shmueli, M Vaturi, R Gabbay-Benziv, L A Eidelman
INTRODUCTION: Spinal anesthesia is considered the gold standard anesthetic technique for cesarean deliveries (CD) but is associated with a high rate of hypotension. The recent international consensus recommends continuous prophylactic phenylephrine infusion (PPI) administered throughout CD to prevent hypotension. However little information is available on the hemodynamic profiles of women with twin pregnancies as compared to singleton pregnancies perioperatively. Therefore, in this study we aim we compare maternal hemodynamic changes both intraoperatively and postoperatively with the use of the NICAS bio impendence monitor in healthy singleton versus twin parturients undergoing CD deliveries with spinal anesthesia with PPI...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787678/three-dimensional-solid-state-mixed-electron-ion-conductive-framework-for-lithium-metal-anode
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Shaomao Xu, Dennis W McOwen, Chengwei Wang, Lei Zhang, Wei Luo, Chaoji Chen, Yiju Li, Yunhui Gong, Jiaqi Dai, Yudi Kuang, Chunpeng Yang, Tanner R Hamann, Eric D Wachsman, Liangbing Hu
Solid-state electrolytes (SSEs) have been widely considered as enabling materials for the practical application of lithium metal anodes. However, many problems inhibit the widespread application of solid state batteries, including the growth of lithium dendrites, high interfacial resistance, and the inability to operate at high current density. In this study, we report a 3D mixed electron/ion conducting framework (3D-MCF) based on a porous-dense-porous trilayer garnet electrolyte structure created via tape casting to facilitate the use of a 3D solid state lithium metal anode...
May 22, 2018: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785638/intermittent-convection-enhanced-delivery-of-gdnf-into-rhesus-monkey-putamen-absence-of-local-or-cerebellar-toxicity
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Matthias Luz, Philip C Allen, John Bringas, Chris Boiko, Diane E Stockinger, Kristen J Nikula, Owen Lewis, Max Woolley, H Christian Fibiger, Krystof Bankiewicz, Erich Mohr
Glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) has demonstrated neurorestorative and neuroprotective effects in rodent and nonhuman primate models of Parkinson's disease. However, continuous intraputamenal infusion of GDNF (100 µg/day) resulted in multifocal cerebellar Purkinje cell loss in a 6-month toxicity study in rhesus monkeys. It was hypothesized that continuous leakage of GDNF into the cerebrospinal fluid compartment during the infusions led to down-regulation of GDNF receptors on Purkinje cells, and that subsequent acute withdrawal of GDNF then mediated the observed cerebellar lesions...
May 22, 2018: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785470/four-factor-prothrombin-complex-concentrate-for-warfarin-reversal-in-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Jessica Rimsans, Amy Levesque, Erin Lyons, Katelyn Sylvester, Michael M Givertz, Mandeep R Mehra, Garrick C Stewart, Jean M Connors
Continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (CF-LVAD) require therapeutic anticoagulation which is often interrupted for procedures or bleeding. Prior to the availability of four factor prothrombin complex concentrate (4F-PCC) in the United States, warfarin was held and its effects reversed by vitamin K or fresh frozen plasma. We evaluated the use of 4F-PCC for temporary warfarin reversal in patients with CF-LVADs and assessed outcomes. This analysis is a retrospective study of CF-LVAD patients who received 4F-PCC for warfarin reversal in the setting of bleeding or need for urgent or elective procedures...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785087/transcriptomic-impacts-of-rumen-epithelium-induced-by-butyrate-infusion-in-dairy-cattle-in-dry-period
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Ransom L Baldwin, Robert W Li, Yankai Jia, Cong-Jun Li
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of butyrate infusion on rumen epithelial transcriptome. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) and bioinformatics are used to accelerate our understanding of regulation in rumen epithelial transcriptome of cattle in the dry period induced by butyrate infusion at the level of the whole transcriptome. Butyrate, as an essential element of nutrients, is a histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor that can alter histone acetylation and methylation, and plays a prominent role in regulating genomic activities influencing rumen nutrition utilization and function...
2018: Gene Regulation and Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784823/continuous-intrathecal-orexin-delivery-inhibits-cataplexy-in-a-murine-model-of-narcolepsy
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Mahesh K Kaushik, Kosuke Aritake, Aya Imanishi, Takashi Kanbayashi, Tadashi Ichikawa, Tetsuo Shimizu, Yoshihiro Urade, Masashi Yanagisawa
Narcolepsy-cataplexy is a chronic neurological disorder caused by loss of orexin (hypocretin)-producing neurons, associated with excessive daytime sleepiness, sleep attacks, cataplexy, sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations, and fragmentation of nighttime sleep. Currently, human narcolepsy is treated by providing symptomatic therapies, which can be associated with an array of side effects. Although peripherally administered orexin does not efficiently penetrate the blood-brain barrier, centrally delivered orexin can effectively alleviate narcoleptic symptoms in animal models...
May 21, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784670/cancer-as-a-social-dysfunction-why-cancer-research-needs-new-thinking
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Kenneth J Pienta, Robert Axelrod
The incidence and mortality for many cancers continues to rise. As such, critical action is needed on many fronts to reshape how a society thinks, discusses, and fights cancer especially as the population grows and ages. Cancer can be described as a broken social contract which requires different conceptual frameworks such as game theory. To this end, it is our hope that this perspective will catalyze a discussion to rethink the way we approach, communicate, and fund cancer research - thinking of cancer as a broken social contract is only one example...
May 21, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784500/utility-of-percutaneous-catheters-for-local-anaesthetics-infusion-for-postoperative-pain-control-in-lumbar-arthrodesis-a-prospective-cohort-study
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F J Ortega-García, I García-Del-Pino, I Auñon-Martín, A J Carrascosa-Fernández
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether postoperative continuous wound infiltration of levobupivacaine through two submuscular catheters connected to two elastomeric pumps after lumbar instrumented arthrodesis is more effective than intravenous patient-controlled analgesia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational, prospective cohorts study was carried out. The visual analogue scale, the need for additional rescue analgesia and the onset of adverse effects were recorded. RESULTS: Pain records measured with visual analogue scale scale were significantly lower in the 48hours postoperative record at rest (p=...
May 18, 2018: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784431/-continuous-quadratus-lumborum-type-ii-block-in-partial-nephrectomy
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Rita Graça, Pilar Miguelez, José Miguel Cardoso, Miguel Sá, Joana Brandão, Célia Pinheiro, Duarte Machado
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Quadratus lumborum block was first described in 2007 and currently there are descriptions of its achievement through four different injection points. This blockage provides abdominal wall and visceral analgesia, and one of its mechanisms is the dispersion of the local anesthetic into the paravertebral space. We describe the performance of a continuous quadratus lumborum type II block for postoperative analgesia in a partial nephrectomy. CASE REPORT: A 64-year-old woman, scheduled for partial left laparoscopic nephrectomy...
May 18, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783950/effects-of-the-cardiac-myosin-activator-omecamtiv-mecarbil-on-severe-chronic-aortic-regurgitation-in-wistar-rats
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Bachar El-Oumeiri, Kathleen Mc Entee, Filippo Annoni, Antoine Herpain, Frédéric Vanden Eynden, Pascal Jespers, Guido Van Nooten, Philippe van de Borne
BACKGROUND: Aortic regurgitation (AR) is a valvular disease that can lead to systolic heart failure. Treatment options besides cardiac surgery are limited and consequently severe AR is associated with higher mortality and morbidity when not operated. In this investigation, we examined the effects of a novel cardiac myosin activator, Omecamtiv-mecarbil (OM), in rats with chronic severe AR. METHODS: AR was created by retrograde puncture of the aortic valve leaflets in 20 adults Wistar rats...
May 21, 2018: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782862/evaluation-of-cardiac-arrhythmic-risks-using-a-rabbit-model-of-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction
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Bianca Hemmeryckx, Yuanbo Feng, Liesbeth Frederix, Marleen Lox, Sander Trenson, Rob Vreeken, Hua Rong Lu, David Gallacher, Yicheng Ni, H Roger Lijnen
Patients with heart disease have a higher risk to develop cardiac arrhythmias, either spontaneously or drug-induced. In this study, we have used a rabbit model of myocardial infarction (MI) with severe left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) to study potential drug-induced cardiac risks with N-(piperidin-2-ylmethyl)-2,5-bis(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)benzamide (flecainide). Upon ligation of the left circumflex arteries, male New Zealand White rabbits developed a large MI and moderate or severe LVSD 7 weeks after surgery, in comparison to SHAM-operated animals...
May 18, 2018: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781968/infusing-social-justice-in-undergraduate-nursing-education-fostering-praxis-through-simulation
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Robyn Caldwell, Courtney Cochran
SCOPE OF THE PROBLEM: Forensic clinical experiences are often inconsistent in undergraduate nursing education. Nursing students are not included in the process of forensic evidence collection, often because of the sensitive nature of the situation. Unfortunately, nursing students are forced to rely on theoretical knowledge provided by the nurse educator to understand the complexities of forensic nursing care. Nursing students must be able to identify and provide appropriate nursing care for individuals in all forensic situations...
April 2018: Journal of Forensic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780415/comparison-of-efficacy-and-safety-of-lispro-and-aspart-evaluated-by-continuous-glucose-monitoring-system-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes
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Bing-Li Liu, Guo-Ping Yin, Feng-Fei Li, Yun Hu, Jin-Dan Wu, Mao-Yuan Chen, Lei Ye, Xiao-Fei Su, Jian-Hua Ma
Objective: To compare the effect of the rapid-acting insulin analogues (RAIAs) aspart (NovoRapid) and lispro (Prandilin) on glycemic variations by continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS) in patients within newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) receiving continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) and metformin intensive therapy. Methods: This is a single-blind randomized controlled trial. A total of 110 patients with newly diagnosed T2DM and with hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c%) above 9% was hospitalized and randomly divided into two groups: group Asp (NovoRapid group) and group Lis (Prandilin group)...
2018: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779974/administration-of-rotaglide%C3%A2-solution-for-treating-refractory-severe-radial-artery-spasm-a-case-report
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Vikram Raje, Sanah Christopher, Dennis A Hopkinson, Danielle A Kania, Ion S Jovin
Severe radial artery spasm is a complication of transradial cardiac catheterization. We describe a case of severe radial artery spasm causing catheter entrapment. The spasm was refractory and resistant to intra-arterial vasodilators, systemic vasodilators, and moderate sedation. Rotaglide™ (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, MA) solution via continuous infusion was delivered through the catheter and then the sheath, resolving the spasm and allowing the removal of the catheter and sheath without injury to the radial artery...
May 5, 2018: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779845/effects-of-estradiol-on-lactoprivic-signaling-of-the-hindbrain-upon-the-contraregulatory-hormonal-response-and-metabolic-neuropeptide-synthesis-in-hypoglycemic-female-rats
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Santosh K Mandal, Prem K Shrestha, Fahaad S H Alenazi, Manita Shakya, Hussain N Alhamami, Karen P Briski
BACKGROUND: Caudal dorsomedial hindbrain detection of hypoglycemia-associated lactoprivation regulates glucose counter-regulation in male rats. In females, estradiol (E) determines hypothalamic neuroanatomical and molecular foci of hindbrain energy sensor activation. This study investigated the hypothesis that E signal strength governs metabolic neuropeptide and counter-regulatory hormone responses to hindbrain lactoprivic stimuli in hypoglycemic female rats. METHODS: Ovariectomized animals were implanted with E-filled silastic capsules [30 (E-30) or 300 μg (E-300)/mL] to replicate plasma concentrations at estrous cycle nadir versus peak levels...
May 17, 2018: Neuropeptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778750/our-modified-technique-of-combined-antegrade-vein-graft-cardioplegia-infusion-versus-conventional-antegrade-method-in-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mehrzad Sharifi, Seyed Reza Mousavi, Mohammad Rafiei
BACKGROUND: To determine the efficacy of antegrade cardioplegia supplemented with venous graft perfusion in patients scheduled for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: 223 consecutive patients scheduled for isolated CABG were randomized to receive either continuous crystalloid cardioplegia via vein grafts on completion of each distal anastomosis plus intermittent blood cardioplegia through aortic root (group 1, n = 110) or antegrade blood cardioplegia alone (group 2, n = 113)...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Surgery
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