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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512866/medial-sural-artery-perforator-free-flap-for-the-reconstruction-of-leg-foot-and-ankle-defect-an-excellent-option
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Jyoshid R Balan
BACKGROUND: The defects over the leg, foot and ankle are best covered with a thin pliable flap. The use of muscle flap for the reconstruction of these defects leaves a grafted, aesthetically inferior result. The medial sural artery perforator (MSAP) free flap gives a thin pliable tissue for the reconstruction with better aesthesis. METHODS: The study design was retrospective case analysis over a period of 2 years. All the patients who underwent flap for leg, foot and ankle defect reconstruction in the form of MSAP free flap were included in the study...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481935/genotypic-and-phenotypic-characterization-of-multidrug-resistant-salmonella-typhimurium-and-salmonella-kentucky-strains-recovered-from-chicken-carcasses
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Rizwana Tasmin, Nur A Hasan, Christopher J Grim, Ar'Quette Grant, Seon Young Choi, M Samiul Alam, Rebecca Bell, Christopher Cavanaugh, Kannan V Balan, Uma S Babu, Salina Parveen
Salmonella Typhimurium is the leading cause of human non-typhoidal gastroenteritis in the US. S. Kentucky is one the most commonly recovered serovars from commercially processed poultry carcasses. This study compared the genotypic and phenotypic properties of two Salmonella enterica strains Typhimurium (ST221_31B) and Kentucky (SK222_32B) recovered from commercially processed chicken carcasses using whole genome sequencing, phenotype characterizations and an intracellular killing assay. Illumina MiSeq platform was used for sequencing of two Salmonella genomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479782/zoon-s-balanitis-treated-with-topical-tacrolimus
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Sudarshan O Daga, Vinayak G Wagaskar, Snehal F Jumnake, Sujata K Patwardhan
Zoon's balanitis is an asymptomatic lesion that requires histopathological examination of involved tissue for confirmation of diagnosis. Till today, circumcision is considered as the treatment of choice as topical medical therapy is insufficient to cure the disease and also there was a risk of recurrence after discontinuation of therapy. Herein, we have treated the Zoon's balanitis with 0.1% topical tacrolimus with complete resolution of the lesion in 6 weeks. Hence, we think topical tacrolimus therapy should be considered as an alternative to circumcision in the treatment of Zoon's balanitis...
April 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442810/fiessinger-leroy-s-disease-a-rare-case-report
#4
Yash Hemendra Dhamecha, Rikeeta Deshmukh, Bharti Patel, Neela Bhuptani
Fiessinger-Leroy's disease (Reiter's disease) is rare and not commonly reported in India. This paper reports a case of a 35-year-old male with Fiessinger-Leroy's disease, occurring after balanitis. The patient presented with symmetrical polyarthritis, pruritic scaly plaques, keratoderma blenorrhagicum, and hematuria with histopathology of skin suggestive of Fiessinger-Leroy's disease. The case is presented with a view to document the occurrence of the same in India.
January 2017: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425049/erratum-to-successful-management-of-zoon-s-balanitis-with-topical-mupirocin-ointment-a-case-report-and-literature-review-of-mupirocin-responsive-balanitis-circumscripta-plasmacellularis
#5
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410301/dendritic-cell-strategies-for-eliciting-mutation-derived-tumor-antigen-responses-in-patients
#6
Sreekumar Balan, John Finnigan, Nina Bhardwaj
Dendritic cells (DCs) are equipped for sensing danger signals and capturing, processing, and presenting antigens to naive or effector cells and are critical in inducing humoral and adaptive immunity. Successful vaccinations are those that activate DCs to elicit both cellular and humoral responses, as well as long-lasting memory response against the target of interest. Recently, it has become apparent that tumor cells can provide new sources of antigens through nonsynonymous mutations or frame-shift mutations, leading to potentially hundreds of mutation-derived tumor antigens (MTAs) or neoantigens...
March 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406530/pseudoepitheliomatous-keratotic-and-micaceous-balanitis-treated-with-topical-5-fluorouracil-and-liquid-nitrogen
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K J L Choo, S K Ng, C S Sim, S W N Cheng
Pseudoepitheliomatous keratotic and micaceous balanitis (PKMB) is an uncommon premalignant condition involving the glans penis. We report the case of an 86-year-old man who presented with phimosis and pain on retracting his foreskin. He had previously undergone circumcision, which revealed a hyperkeratotic plaque with thin mica-like scales involving his glans penis. Histology of the lesion showed hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis, epidermal acanthosis and papillomatosis with no evidence of dysplasia. Immunohistochemistry for human papillomavirus was negative...
April 13, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389893/toxicity-of-herbal-extracts-used-in-ethno-veterinary-medicine-and-green-encapsulated-zno-nanoparticles-against-aedes-aegypti-and-microbial-pathogens
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Balan Banumathi, Baskaralingam Vaseeharan, Ramachandran Ishwarya, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Naiyf S Alharbi, Shine Kadaikunnan, Jamal M Khaled, Giovanni Benelli
Dengue and chikungunya are arboviral diseases mainly vectored by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Presently, there is no treatment for these viral diseases and their prevention is still based on vector control measures. Nanopesticides fabricated using herbal extracts as reducing and capping agents currently represent an excellent platform for pest control. In this scenario, the present study assessed the acute toxicity of seven plants employed in ethno-veterinary medicine of southern India, as well as the green synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles, on third-instar larvae of A...
April 7, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386408/gallbladder-tuberculosis-camouflaging-as-gallbladder-cancer-case-series-and-review-focussing-on-treatment
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Gautham Krishnamurthy, Harjeet Singh, Jayapal Rajendran, Vishal Sharma, Thakur Deen Yadav, Balan Louis Gaspar, Rakesh Kumar Vasishta, Rajinder Singh
INTRODUCTION: Gallbladder tuberculosis, in an endemic region, is a common infectious etiology affecting a rare organ. The high prevalence of carcinoma gallbladder in the endemic regions of tuberculosis, like India, poses diagnostic dilemma. CASE SERIES: We are reporting three cases of gallbladder tuberculosis mimicking carcinoma gallbladder of which the first two cases were operated with a presumptive diagnosis of malignancy. The third case presented to us after laparoscopic cholecystectomy elsewhere and on evaluation was found to have disseminated tuberculosis...
December 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384945/excision-versus-fixation-of-the-radial-head-a-comparative-study-of-the-functional-outcomes-of-the-two-techniques
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Sanath Kumar Shetty, Ashwin Shetty, Bijith Balan, Arjun Ballal, H Ravindranath Rai, Anoop Hegde
INTRODUCTION: The management of displaced and comminuted radial head fractures has been a matter of debate amongst surgeons for many years. Radial head excision formed the mainstay of surgical management of these injuries. Over the years, there have been improvements in the surgical techniques and availability of better implants and instrumentation techniques, hence, open reduction and internal fixation of these fractures is gaining popularity. AIM: To compare the outcome of elbow function between radial head excision and open reduction and internal fixation of the radial head with mini screws of Mason Type II and Type III radial head fractures and to assess the complications that occur in both techniques...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382428/successful-management-of-zoon-s-balanitis-with-topical-mupirocin-ointment-a-case-report-and-literature-review-of-mupirocin-responsive-balanitis-circumscripta-plasmacelluaris
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REVIEW
Omar Bari, Philip R Cohen
INTRODUCTION: Zoon's balanitis, also referred to as balanitis circumscripta plasmacellularis (BCP), is an idiopathic, benign inflammatory condition of the glans penis and foreskin most often seen in elderly uncircumcised men. A patient with a biopsy-confirmed diagnosis of BCP who was successfully treated with topical mupirocin ointment is described. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched with the key words: bactroban, balanitis, cell, circumscripta, mupirocin, plasma, plasmacellularis, tacrolimus, Zoon...
April 5, 2017: Dermatology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379473/severe-aortic-regurgitation-after-implantation-of-a-sutureless-valve-prosthesis-using-an-automatic-knot-fastener-device
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Robert Balan, Christian Mogilansky, Axel-Lars Larsen, Parwis Massoudy
We report the case of severe aortic regurgitation 8 months after implantation of a 25-mm sutureless pericardial aortic valve prosthesis. On echocardiography, the regurgitation was suspected to be paravalvular. The sutureless prosthesis had been implanted using an automatic knot fastener device, which renders the suture tails less pliable because of the metal clip that is crimped around the suture.The patient was reoperated, a paravalvular leak was not observed. The sutureless prosthesis was explanted and a conventional biologic valve prosthesis was implanted instead...
March 31, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374648/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-two-ready-to-use-supplementary-foods-demonstrates-benefit-of-the-higher-dairy-supplement-for-reduced-wasting-in-mothers-and-differential-impact-in-infants-and-children-associated-with-maternal-supplement-response
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Nina Schlossman, Carrie Brown, Payal Batra, Augusto Braima de Sa, Ionela Balan, Adrian Balan, Madeleine G Gamache, Lauren Wood, William Pruzensky, Edward Saltzman, Susan B Roberts, Carlito Balé
BACKGROUND: There is no consensus over best approaches to reliably prevent malnutrition in rural communities in low-income countries. OBJECTIVE: We compared the effectiveness of 2 lipid-based ready-to-use supplementary foods (RUSFs) differing in dairy protein content to improve the nutritional status of mothers and at-risk infants and young children in rural Guinea-Bissau. METHODS: A 3-month cluster-randomized controlled pilot trial of 2 RUSFs was conducted with 692 mothers and 580 mildly or moderately malnourished infants (6-23 months) and children (24-59 months) from 13 villages...
January 1, 2017: Food and Nutrition Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369757/development-of-rapid-bioconversion-with-integrated-recycle-technology-for-ethanol-production-from-extractive-ammonia-pretreated-corn-stover
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Mingjie Jin, Yanping Liu, Leonardo da Costa Sousa, Bruce E Dale, Venkatesh Balan
High enzyme loading and low productivity are two major issues impeding low cost ethanol production from lignocellulosic biomass. This work applied rapid bioconversion with integrated recycle technology (RaBIT) and extractive ammonia (EA) pretreatment for conversion of corn stover (CS) to ethanol at high solids loading. Enzymes were recycled via recycling unhydrolyzed solids. Enzymatic hydrolysis with recycled enzymes and fermentation with recycled yeast cells were studied. Both enzymatic hydrolysis time and fermentation time were shortened to 24 h...
April 1, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360940/comprehensive-characterization-of-non-cellulosic-recalcitrant-cell-wall-carbohydrates-in-unhydrolyzed-solids-from-afex-pretreated-corn-stover
#15
Christa Gunawan, Saisi Xue, Sivakumar Pattathil, Leonardo da Costa Sousa, Bruce E Dale, Venkatesh Balan
BACKGROUND: Inefficient carbohydrate conversion has been an unsolved problem for various lignocellulosic biomass pretreatment technologies, including AFEX, dilute acid, and ionic liquid pretreatments. Previous work has shown 22% of total carbohydrates are typically unconverted, remaining as soluble or insoluble oligomers after hydrolysis (72 h) with excess commercial enzyme loading (20 mg enzymes/g biomass). Nearly one third (7 out of 22%) of these total unconverted carbohydrates are present in unhydrolyzed solid (UHS) residues...
2017: Biotechnology for Biofuels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350123/design-synthesis-and-pharmaco-toxicological-assessment-of-5-mercapto-1-2-4-triazole-derivatives-with-antibacterial-and-antiproliferative-activity
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Marius Mioc, Codruta Soica, Vasile Bercean, Sorin Avram, Mihaela Balan-Porcarasu, Dorina Coricovac, Roxana Ghiulai, Delia Muntean, Florina Andrica, Cristina Dehelean, Demetrios A Spandidos, Aristides M Tsatsakis, Ludovic Kurunczi
The extensive biochemical research of multiple types of cancer has revealed important enzymatic signaling pathways responsible for tumor occurrence and progression, thus compelling the need for the discovery of new means with which to block these signaling cascades. The phosphoinositide 3-kinase/ protein kinase B (PI3K/AKT) pathway, which plays an important role in maintaining relevant cellular functions, exhibits various alterations in common human cancers, thus representing a suitable target in cancer treatment...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331945/from-a-metagenomic-source-to-a-high-resolution-structure-of-a-novel-alkaline-esterase
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Mariana Rangel Pereira, Thaís Carvalho Maester, Gustavo Fernando Mercaldi, Eliana Gertrudes de Macedo Lemos, Marko Hyvönen, Andrea Balan
Esterases catalyze the cleavage and formation of ester bonds and are members of the diverse family of α/β hydrolase fold. They are useful in industries from different sectors, such as food, detergent, fine chemicals, and biofuel production. In a previous work, 30 positive clones for lipolytic activity were identified from a metagenomic library of a microbial consortium specialized in diesel oil degradation. In this study, a putative gene encoding an esterase/lipase, denominated est8, has been cloned and the corresponding protein expressed recombinantly, purified to homogeneity and characterized functional and structurally...
March 22, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330235/antimicrobial-activities-of-a-promising-glycolipid-biosurfactant-from-a-novel-marine-staphylococcus-saprophyticus-sbps-15
#18
P Mani, G Dineshkumar, T Jayaseelan, K Deepalakshmi, C Ganesh Kumar, S Senthil Balan
Biosurfactants have gained a renewed interest in the recent years for their commercial application in diverse research areas. Recent evidences suggest that the antimicrobial activities exhibited by biosurfactants make them promising molecules for the application in the field of therapeutics. Marine microbes are well known for their unique metabolic and functional properties; however, few reports are available till date regarding their biosurfactant production and antimicrobial potential. In an ongoing survey for bioactive microbial metabolites from microbes isolated from diverse ecological niches, a marine Staphylococcus saprophyticus SBPS 15 isolated from the petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated coastal site, Puducherry, India, was identified as a promising biosurfactant producer based on multiple screening methods...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329200/clinical-trends-in-surgical-minimally-invasive-and-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement%C3%A2
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Tom C Nguyen, Matthew D Terwelp, Vinod H Thourani, Yelin Zhao, Nidal Ganim, Carson Hoffmann, Monica Justo, Anthony L Estrera, Richard W Smalling, Prakash Balan, Joseph Lamelas
OBJECTIVES: Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (MIAVR) have emerged as alternatives to surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) via traditional sternotomy. However, their effect on clinical practice remains unclear. The study's objective is to describe clinical trends between TAVR, MIAVR and SAVR in patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS). METHODS: This retrospective observational study analyzed trends in isolated severe aortic valve replacement (AVR) among three high volume TAVR, MIAVR and SAVR centres in the United States...
February 20, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327173/a-new-paradigm-for-aedes-spp-surveillance-using-gravid-ovipositing-sticky-trap-and-ns1-antigen-test-kit
#20
Sai Ming Lau, Tock H Chua, Wan-Yussof Sulaiman, Sylvia Joanne, Yvonne Ai-Lian Lim, Shamala Devi Sekaran, Karuthan Chinna, Balan Venugopalan, Indra Vythilingam
BACKGROUND: Dengue remains a serious public health problem in Southeast Asia and has increased 37-fold in Malaysia compared to decades ago. New strategies are urgently needed for early detection and control of dengue epidemics. METHODS: We conducted a two year study in a high human density dengue-endemic urban area in Selangor, where Gravid Ovipositing Sticky (GOS) traps were set up to capture adult Aedes spp. mosquitoes. All Aedes mosquitoes were tested using the NS1 dengue antigen test kit...
March 21, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
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