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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340838/anesthetic-management-for-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-through-left-thoracotomy-evaluation-of-on-pump-versus-off-pump
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C Sahutoglu, E Turksal, U Bilic, S Kocabas, F Zekiye Askar, P Ozturk, S Ertugay, C Engin, T Yagdi, M Ozbaran
BACKGROUND: Ventricular assist devices (VADs) are alternative approaches to medical treatment in patients with acute or chronic heart failure. The goal of this study was to compare an anesthetic approach in patients undergoing implantation of a VAD with (on-pump) or without (off-pump) cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) through left thoracotomy. METHODS: A total of 32 patients were divided into 2 groups: on-pump (group 1) and off-pump (group 2). A standard anesthesia protocol was used in all patients...
April 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340622/anti-plasmodial-activity-of-norcaesalpin-d-and-extracts-of-four-medicinal-plants-used-traditionally-for-treatment-of-malaria
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Ramadhani Selemani Omari Nondo, Mainen Julius Moshi, Paul Erasto, Pax Jessey Masimba, Francis Machumi, Abdul Waziri Kidukuli, Matthias Heydenreich, Denis Zofou
BACKGROUND: Malaria is an old life-threatening parasitic disease that is still affecting many people, mainly children living in sub-Saharan Africa. Availability of effective antimalarial drugs played a significant role in the treatment and control of malaria. However, recent information on the emergence of P. falciparum parasites resistant to one of the artemisinin-based combination therapies suggests the need for discovery of new drug molecules. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the antiplasmodial activity of extracts, fractions and isolated compound from medicinal plants traditionally used in the treatment of malaria in Tanzania...
March 24, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339028/2-methoxyestradiol-enhances-radiosensitivity-in-radioresistant-melanoma-mda-mb-435r-cells-by-regulating-glycolysis-via-hif-1%C3%AE-pdk1-axis
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Hong Zhao, Huangang Jiang, Zheng Li, Yafei Zhuang, Yinyin Liu, Shuliang Zhou, Youde Xiao, Conghua Xie, Fuxiang Zhou, Yunfeng Zhou
HIF-1α overexpression is associated with radio-resistance of various cancers. A radioresistant human melanoma cell model MDA-MB-435R (435R) was established by us previously. Compared with the parental cells MDA-MB‑435 (435S), an elevated level of HIF-1α expression in 435R cells was demonstrated in our recent experiments. Therefore, in the current study, we sought to determine whether selective HIF-1α inhibitors could radiosensitize the 435R cells to X-ray, and to identify the potential mechanisms. Our data demonstrated that inhibition of HIF-1α with 2-methoxyestradiol (2-MeOE2) significantly enhanced radiosensitivity of 435R cells...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336172/curcuma-longa-linn-extract-and-curcumin-protect-cyp-2e1-enzymatic-activity-against-mercuric-chloride-induced-hepatotoxicity-and-oxidative-stress-a-protective-approach
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Deepmala Joshi, Deepak Kumar Mittal, Sangeeta Shukla, Sunil Kumar Srivastav, Vaibhav A Dixit
The present investigation has been conducted to evaluate the therapeutic potential of Curcuma longa (200mgkg(-1), po) and curcumin (80mgkg(-1), po) for their hepatoprotective efficacy against mercuric chloride (HgCl2: 12μmolkg(-1), ip; once only) hepatotoxicity. The HgCl2 administration altered various biochemical parameters, including transaminases, alkaline phosphatase, lactate dehydrogenase, bilirubin, gamma-glutamyl transferase, triglycerides and cholesterol contents with a concomitant decline in protein and albumin concentration in serum which were restored towards control by therapy of Curcuma longa or curcumin...
March 20, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336072/microneedle-enzyme-sensor-arrays-for-continuous-in-vivo-monitoring
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Anthony E G Cass, Sanjiv Sharma
Microneedle enzyme sensors by virtue of their minimally invasive and hence pain-free penetration of skin allow for the measurement of metabolites, biomarkers, and drugs in the interstitial fluid that bathes the dermal tissue. Such devices if they are to be adopted widely into clinical practice need to be capable of delivering reliable measurements over extended periods of time (days) and to be fabricated by low-cost, scalable methods. Using injection molding of the base structures in polycarbonate, metal film deposition by sputtering and enzyme immobilization by electrodeposition can meet these requirements...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330858/prolactin-up-regulates-female-predominant-cyp-gene-expressions-and-down-regulates-male-predominant-gene-expressions-in-mice-liver
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Yuya Sato, Yoshikatsu Kaneko, Takamasa Cho, Kei Goto, Tadashi Otsuka, Suguru Yamamoto, Shin Goto, Hiroki Maruyama, Ichiei Narita
Prolactin is a polypeptide hormone with over 300 separate biological activities and its serum level is increased during pregnancy and lactation. It has been described that pregnancy and lactation affect drug and steroid metabolism in mice and humans. Several studies reported that pregnancy or lactation influences liver cytochrome P450 (Cyp) expression and its activity, affecting the biosynthesis of steroids and xenobiotics through growth hormone or sex hormones; however, the role of prolactin as the regulator of liver Cyp expression has not been elucidated so far...
March 22, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328838/development-and-validation-of-a-risk-prediction-nomogram-for-in-hospital-mortality-in-adults-poisoned-with-drugs-and-nonpharmaceutical-agents-an-observational-study
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Catalina Lionte, Victorita Sorodoc, Elisabeta Jaba, Alina Botezat
Acute poisoning with drugs and nonpharmaceutical agents represents an important challenge in the emergency department (ED).The objective is to create and validate a risk-prediction nomogram for use in the ED to predict the risk of in-hospital mortality in adults from acute poisoning with drugs and nonpharmaceutical agents.This was a prospective cohort study involving adults with acute poisoning from drugs and nonpharmaceutical agents admitted to a tertiary referral center for toxicology between January and December 2015 (derivation cohort) and between January and June 2016 (validation cohort)...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323050/antiplasmodial-activity-of-mezoneuron-benthamianum-leaves-and-identification-of-its-active-constituents
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Olivia Jansen, Alembert T Tchinda, Jean Loua, Virginie Esters, Ewa Cieckiewicz, Allison Ledoux, Paul D Toukam, Luc Angenot, Monique Tits, Aliou M Balde, Michel Frédérich
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Decoctions of the leaves of M. benthamianum Baill. are used by traditional healers in Guinea to treat malaria and this use was validated by a preliminary clinical assay. AIM OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the in vitro antiplasmodial activity and to identify active compounds from extracts of M. benthamianum leaves. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Antiplasmodial activity of extracts, fractions and pure compounds was evaluated in vitro against a chloroquine-sensitive strain of Plasmodium falciparum (3D7) using the measurement of the plasmodial lactate dehydrogenase activity...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322891/effect-of-antipsychotics-on-mitochondrial-bioenergetics-of-rat-ovarian-theca-cells
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Ekramy Elmorsy, Ayat Al-Ghafari, Amal Misbah Aggour, Soaad Mohamed Mosad, Raheela Khan, Saad Amer
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics (APs) are widely prescribed drugs, which are well known to cause reproductive adverse effects through mechanisms yet to be determined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of antipsychotics on mitochondrial bioenergetics of rat ovarian theca cells as a possible mechanism of reproductive toxicity. METHODS: Isolated rat's theca interstitial cells (TICs) were treated with two typical (chlorpromazine [CPZ] and haloperidol [HAL]) and two atypical APs (risperidone [RIS] and clozapine [CLZ])...
March 17, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319810/inhibitors-of-glut-slc2a-enhance-the-action-of-bcnu-and-temozolomide-against-high-grade-gliomas
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Alberto Azzalin, Giulia Nato, Elena Parmigiani, Francesca Garello, Annalisa Buffo, Lorenzo Magrassi
Glucose transport across glioblastoma membranes plays a crucial role in maintaining the enhanced glycolysis typical of high-grade gliomas and glioblastoma. We tested the ability of two inhibitors of the glucose transporters GLUT/SLC2A superfamily, indinavir (IDV) and ritonavir (RTV), and of one inhibitor of the Na/glucose antiporter type 2 (SGLT2/SLC5A2) superfamily, phlorizin (PHZ), in decreasing glucose consumption and cell proliferation of human and murine glioblastoma cells. We found in vitro that RTV, active on at least three different GLUT/SLC2A transporters, was more effective than IDV, a specific inhibitor of GLUT4/SLC2A4, both in decreasing glucose consumption and lactate production and in inhibiting growth of U87MG and Hu197 human glioblastoma cell lines and primary cultures of human glioblastoma...
March 17, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319750/unfavorable-effect-of-levetiracetam-on-cultured-hippocampal-neurons-after-hyperthermic-injury
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Krzysztof Sendrowski, Piotr Sobaniec, Elżbieta Poskrobko, Małgorzata Rusak, Wojciech Sobaniec
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to examine the viability of neurons and the putative neuroprotective effects of second-generation antiepileptic drug, levetiracetam (LEV), on cultured hippocampal neurons injured by hyperthermia. METHODS: Primary cultures of rat's hippocampal neurons at 7day in vitro (DIV) were incubated in the presence or absence of LEV in varied concentrations under hyperthermic conditions. Cultures were heated in a temperature of 40°C for 24h or in a temperature of 41°C for 6h...
January 24, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316081/the-antidiabetic-drug-metformin-decreases-mitochondrial-respiration-and-tricarboxylic-acid-cycle-activity-in-cultured-primary-rat-astrocytes
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Michaela C Hohnholt, Eva-Maria Blumrich, Helle S Waagepetersen, Ralf Dringen
Metformin is an antidiabetic drug that is used daily by millions of patients worldwide. Metformin is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and has recently been shown to increase glucose consumption and lactate release in cultured astrocytes. However, potential effects of metformin on mitochondrial tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle metabolism in astrocytes are unknown. We investigated this by mapping (13) C labeling in TCA cycle intermediates and corresponding amino acids after incubation of primary rat astrocytes with [U-(13) C]glucose...
March 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298202/evaluation-of-sublingual-microcirculation-in-a-paediatric-intensive-care-unit-prospective-observational-study-about-its-feasibility-and-utility
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Rafael González, Jorge López, Javier Urbano, María José Solana, Sarah Nicole Fernández, María José Santiago, Jesús López-Herce
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of the microcirculation in critically ill patients is usually done by means of indirect parameters. The aim of our study was to evaluate the functional state of the microcirculation by direct visualization of sublingual microcirculation using Sidestream Dark Field Imaging, to determine the correlation between these findings and other parameters that are commonly used in the clinical practice and to assess the applicability of the systematic use of this technique in critically ill children...
March 15, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295774/alcohol-consumption-by-breastfeeding-mothers-frequency-correlates-and-infant-outcomes
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Judy Wilson, Rui Yang Tay, Clare McCormack, Steve Allsop, Jake Najman, Lucy Burns, Craig A Olsson, Elizabeth Elliott, Sue Jacobs, Richard P Mattick, Delyse Hutchinson
INTRODUCTION AND AIMS: There is limited research regarding the effects of alcohol consumption by breastfeeding mothers on infant development. This study examined the frequency, correlates and outcomes of alcohol use during lactation. DESIGN AND METHODS: Data were from an Australian cohort study. Maternal demographics and substance use were assessed during pregnancy and at 8 weeks and 12 months postpartum. Breastfeeding duration, infant feeding, sleeping and development (Ages and Stages Questionnaire) were also assessed postpartum...
March 13, 2017: Drug and Alcohol Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294557/double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-routine-peri-operative-use-of-terlipressin-in-adult-living-donor-liver-transplantation
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Mettu Srinivas Reddy, Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, Akila Rajakumar, Selvakumar Malleeshwaran, Ellango Appuswamy, Sukanya Lakshmi, Joy Varghese, Mohamed Rela
BACKGROUND: Peri-operative terlipressin (Tp) during living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) has been shown to reduce intra-operative portal pressures and improve renal function. Its role and safety profile has never been evaluated in a double-blinded RCT. AIM: To evaluate the haemodynamic effects, clinical benefits and safety of peri-operative terlipressin infusion in adult LDLT. METHODS: This was a single centre double-blind RCT. Consenting adults with chronic liver disease and low risk of post-transplant renal dysfunction (PTRD) undergoing their first LDLT were randomized...
March 14, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293388/protective-role-of-licochalcone-b-against-ethanol-induced-hepatotoxicity-through-regulation-of-erk-signaling
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Xiao-Peng Gao, Dong-Wei Qian, Zhen Xie, Hao Hui
OBJECTIVES: Oxidative stress has been established as a key cause of alcohol-induced hepatotoxicity. Licochalcone B, an extract of licorice root, has shown antioxidative properties. This study was to investigate the effects and mechanisms of licochalcone B in ethanol-induced hepatic injury in an in vitro study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An in vitro model of Ethanol-induced cytotoxicity in BRL cells was used in this study. Cell injury was assessed using WST-1 assay and lactate dehydrogenase, alanine transaminase, and aspartate aminotransferase release assay...
February 2017: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292926/management-of-endocrine-disease-acromegaly-and-pregnancy-a-contemporary-review
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Julio Abucham, M D Bronstein, Monike Lourenço Dias
Although fertility is frequently impaired in women with acromegaly, pregnancy is apparently becoming more common due to improvement in acromegaly treatment as well as in fertility therapy. As a result, several studies on pregnancy in patients with acromegaly have been published in recent years adding new and relevant information to the preexisting literature. Also, new GH assays with selective specificities and the knowledge of the expression of the various GH genes have allowed a better understanding of somatotrophic axis function during pregnancy...
March 14, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290700/metabolic-response-to-everolimus-in-patient-derived-triple-negative-breast-cancer-xenografts
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Leslie R Euceda, Deborah K Hill, Endre Stokke, Rana Hatem, Rania El Botty, Ivan Bièche, Elisabetta Marangoni, Tone F Bathen, Siver A Moestue
Patients with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) are unresponsive to endocrine and anti-HER2 pharmacotherapy, limiting their therapeutic options to chemotherapy. TNBC is frequently associated with abnormalities in the PI3K/AKT/mTOR signaling pathway; drugs targeting this pathway are currently being evaluated in these patients. However, response is variable, partly due to heterogeneity within TNBC, conferring a need to identify biomarkers predicting response and resistance to targeted therapy. In this study, we used a metabolomics approach to assess response to the mTOR inhibitor everolimus in a panel of TNBC patient-derived xenografts (PDX) (n=103 animals)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287790/cocaine-self-administration-in-male-and-female-rats-perinatally-exposed-to-pcbs-evaluating-drug-use-in-an-animal-model-of-environmental-contaminant-exposure
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Mellessa M Miller, Abby E Meyer, Jenna L N Sprowles, Helen J K Sable
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are ubiquitous environmental toxicants known to adversely impact human health. Ortho-substituted PCBs affect the nervous system, including the brain dopaminergic system. The reinforcing effects of psychostimulants are typically modulated via the dopaminergic system, so this study used a preclinical (i.e., rodent) model to evaluate whether developmental contaminant exposure altered intravenous self-administration (IV SA) for the psychostimulant cocaine. Long-Evans rats were perinatally exposed to 6 or 3 mg/kg/day of PCBs throughout gestation and lactation and compared with nonexposed controls...
April 2017: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285861/cardioprotective-effect-of-nicorandil-against-myocardial-injury-following-cardiac-arrest-in-swine
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Li-Ning Liang, Xia Zhong, Yi Zhou, Zhi-Qiang Hou, Hao-Ran Hu, Fang-Fang Zhu, Ji-Bin Chen, Xian-Fei Ji, De-Ya Shang
INTRODUCTION: Nicorandil, a vasodilatory drug used to treat angina, was reported to protect against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury in various animal models. However, its cardioprotective action following cardiac arrest is unknown. We examined the cardioprotective effects of nicorandil in a porcine model of cardiac arrest and resuscitation. METHODS: Ventricular fibrillation was induced electrically for 4min in anesthetized domestic swine, followed by cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
March 6, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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