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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445993/berberine-nanoparticles-protects-tubular-epithelial-cells-from-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Da Xie, Yong Xu, Wang Jing, Zeng Juxiang, Li Hailun, Hu Yu, Dong-Hui Zheng, Yong-Tao Lin
Renal ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury is one of the most common causes of acute renal failure, the prognosis of which remains poor and there still lacks of effective therapeutics available in the clinic. This study aimed at investigating the effects of Berberine nanoparticles (BBR-NP) on the ischemia-reperfusion injury of renal tubular epithelial cells and underlying the mechanisms. Our results showed that in a rat model of renal I/R injury, BBR and BBR-NP protected renal against injury both functionally (as assessed by serum urea nitrogen and creatinine level) and morphologically (as assessed by HE staining, transmission electron microscopy and TUNEL staining) in a dose-dependent manner, with the effects of BBR-NP superior to BBR alone...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445954/a-clinically-feasible-multiplex-proteomic-immunoassay-as-a-novel-functional-diagnostic-for-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
#2
Kian-Huat Lim, Emma Langley, Feng Gao, Jingqin Luo, Lin Li, Gary Meyer, Phillip Kim, Sharat Singh, Vladamir M Kushnir, Dayna S Early, Daniel K Mullady, Steven A Edmundowicz, Sachin Wani, Faris M Murad, Dengfeng Cao, Riad R Azar, Andrea Wang-Gillam
To date, targeted therapy for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains largely unsuccessful in the clinic. Current genomics-based technologies are unable to reflect the quantitative, dynamic signaling changes in the tumor, and require larger tumor samples that are difficult to obtain in PDAC patients. Therefore, a highly sensitive functional tool that can reliably and comprehensively inform intra-tumoral signaling events is direly needed to guide treatment decision. We tested the utility of a highly sensitive proteomics-based functional diagnostic platform, Collaborative Enzyme Enhanced Reactive-immunoassay (CEERTM), on fine-needle aspiration (FNA) samples obtained from 102 patients with radiographically-evident pancreatic tumors...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445880/heating-of-newborn-infants-due-to-blue-light-emitting-diode-fibreoptic-phototherapy-pads
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Pei Ling Ng, Tony Carlisle, Marleesa Ly, Scott Adam Morris
BACKGROUND: Surface temperatures of fibreoptic phototherapy pads using a high intensity blue light-emitting diode (LED) light source have not been studied. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to measure the temperature of LED fibreoptic phototherapy pads during phototherapy in a bench-top study, and to determine temperature effects on babies during phototherapy. METHODS: A commercially available LED fibreoptic phototherapy system was tested...
April 27, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445797/development-of-a-clinically-actionable-incisional-hernia-risk-model-after-colectomy-using-the-healthcare-cost-and-utilization-project
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Jason M Weissler, Michael A Lanni, Jesse Y Hsu, Michael G Tecce, Martin J Carney, Rachel R Kelz, Justin P Fox, John P Fischer
BACKGROUND: Incisional hernia (IH) remains a persistent and burdensome complication following colectomy. Through individualized risk-assessment and prediction models, we aim to: 1) improve preoperative risk counseling for patients undergoing colectomy; 2) identify modifiable preoperative risk factors; and 3) encourage the utilization of evidence-based risk prediction instruments in the clinical setting. STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective review of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP) data was conducted for all patients undergoing either open or laparoscopic colectomy as identified through the state inpatient databases (SID) of California, Florida and New York in 2009...
April 23, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445621/calm-to-chaos-engaging-undergraduate-nursing-students-with-the-complex-nature-of-interruptions-during-medication-administration
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Carolyn Hayes, Debra Jackson, Patricia M Davidson, John Daly, Tamara Power
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: This paper describes undergraduate student nurse responses to a simulated role-play experience focussing on managing interruptions during medication administration. BACKGROUND: Improving patient safety requires that we find creative and innovative methods of teaching medication administration to undergraduate nurses in real-world conditions. Nurses are responsible for the majority of medication administrations in health care. Incidents and errors associated with medications are a significant patient safety issue and often occur as a result of interruptions...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445356/what-is-the-standard-volume-to-increase-a-cup-size-for-breast-augmentation-surgery-a-novel-three-dimensional-computed-tomographic-approach
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Nina-Marie King, Vedran Lovric, William C H Parr, W R Walsh, Pouria Moradi
BACKGROUND: Breast augmentation surgery poses many challenges, and meeting the patient's expectations is one of the most important. Previous reports equate 100 cc to a one-cup-size increase; however, no studies have confirmed this between commercially available bras. The aim of this study was to identify the volume increase between cup sizes across different brands and the relationship with implant selection. METHODS: Five bra cup sizes from three different companies were analyzed for their volume capacity...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445187/the-effects-of-inherited-nudt15-polymorphisms-on-thiopurine-active-metabolites-in-japanese-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Takaya Moriyama, Rina Nishii, Ting-Nien Lin, Kentaro Kihira, Hidemi Toyoda, Nersting Jacob, Motohiro Kato, Katsuyoshi Koh, Hiroto Inaba, Atsushi Manabe, Kjeld Schmiegelow, Jun J Yang, Hiroki Hori
Thiopurines [e.g. mercaptopurine (MP)] are widely used as chemotherapeutic agents in the treatment of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia with dose-limiting hematopoietic toxicity. Recently, germline variants in NUDT15 have been identified as a major genetic cause for MP-related bone marrow suppression, and there is increasing interest in the clinical implementation of NUDT15 genotype-guided MP dose individualization. Therefore, we sought to evaluate the effects of NUDT15 on thiopurine metabolism and identify pharmacologic markers to inform NUDT15 genotype-guided MP dosing...
April 25, 2017: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443893/trail-np-hybrids-for-cancer-therapy-a-review
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REVIEW
H Belkahla, G Herlem, F Picaud, T Gharbi, M Hémadi, S Ammar, O Micheau
Cancer is a worldwide health problem. It is now considered as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in developed countries. In the last few decades, considerable progress has been made in anti-cancer therapies, allowing the cure of patients suffering from this disease, or at least helping to prolong their lives. Several cancers, such as those of the lung and pancreas, are still devastating in the absence of therapeutic options. In the early 90s, TRAIL (Tumor Necrosis Factor-related apoptosis-inducing ligand), a cytokine belonging to the TNF superfamily, attracted major interest in oncology owing to its selective anti-tumor properties...
April 26, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442620/the-implementation-of-cardiac-arrest-treatment-recommendations-in-english-acute-nhs-trusts-a-national-survey
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James Carberry, Keith Couper, Joyce Yeung
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: There are approximately 35 000 in-hospital cardiac arrests in the UK each year. Successful resuscitation requires integration of the medical science, training and education of clinicians and implementation of best practice in the clinical setting. In 2015, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) published its latest resuscitation treatment recommendations. It is currently unknown the extent to which these treatment recommendations have been successfully implemented in practice in English NHS acute hospital trusts...
April 25, 2017: Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442242/dosimetric-analysis-of-liver-toxicity-after-liver-metastasis-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
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Aisling Barry, Andrew McPartlin, Patricia Lindsay, Lisa Wang, James Brierley, John Kim, Jolie Ringash, Rebecca Wong, Rob Dinniwell, Tim Craig, Laura A Dawson
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to describe the incidence and type of liver toxicity seen following liver metastases stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and the corresponding clinical and dosimetric factors associated with toxicity. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between 2002 and 2009, 81 evaluable patients with liver metastases were treated on 2 prospective studies assessing SBRT, with prescription doses based on the effective liver volume irradiated evaluated...
March 9, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442217/vasculopathic-and-vasculitic-dermatoses
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REVIEW
Alejandro A Gru, Andrea L Salavaggione
The inflammatory and non-inflammatory disorders affecting the blood vessels are an important cause of death among patients. Additionally, some of the findings could be very subtle, while the consequences of misdiagnosis tragic. There is a limited number of factors by which the cutaneous blood vessels can be affected and the most common examples in the clinical practice will be discussed here: non-inflammatory purpuras; vascular-occlusive disorders; urticarias; vasculitides; and neutrophilic dermatoses.
April 7, 2017: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441971/the-clinical-and-cost-effectiveness-of-stratified-care-for-patients-with-sciatica-the-scopic-randomised-controlled-trial-protocol-isrctn75449581
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Nadine E Foster, Kika Konstantinou, Martyn Lewis, Reuben Ogollah, Kate M Dunn, Danielle van der Windt, Ruth Beardmore, Majid Artus, Bernadette Bartlam, Jonathan C Hill, Sue Jowett, Jesse Kigozi, Christian Mallen, Benjamin Saunders, Elaine M Hay
BACKGROUND: Sciatica has a substantial impact on patients, and is associated with high healthcare and societal costs. Although there is variation in the clinical management of sciatica, the current model of care usually involves an initial period of 'wait and see' for most patients, with simple measures of advice and analgesia, followed by conservative and/or more invasive interventions if symptoms fail to resolve. A model of care is needed that does not over-treat those with a good prognosis yet identifies patients who do need more intensive treatment to help with symptoms, and return to everyday function including work...
April 26, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441683/geometric-torsion-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-new-method-to-differentiate-between-lenke-1-subtypes
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Jesse Shen, Samuel Kadoury, Hubert Labelle, Marjolaine Roy-Beaudry, Carl-Éric Aubin, Stefan Parent
STUDY DESIGN: Consecutive case series. OBJECTIVE: To study geometric torsion in thoracic adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) to propose it as a numerical three-dimensional (3D) parameter that quantifies the scoliosis deformity. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: AIS is a 3D deformity of the spine. The most widely accepted and used classification systems, however, still rely on two-dimensional aspects of x-rays. Yet, a 3D classification of AIS remains elusive because there is no widely accepted 3D parameter in the clinical practice...
May 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441030/measuring-cardiac-output-during-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
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Carlo Vignati, Gaia Cattadori
Cardiac output is a key parameter in the assessment of cardiac function, and its measurement is fundamental to the diagnosis, treatment, and prognostic evaluation of all heart diseases. Until recently, cardiac output determination during exercise had been only possible through invasive methods, which were not practical in the clinical setting. Since oxygen uptake (V.O2) is cardiac output times arteriovenous content difference [C(a-v)O2)], evaluation of cardiac output is usually included its measurement. Because of the difficulty of directly measuring peak exercise cardiac output, indirect surrogate parameters have been proposed, but with only modest clinical usefulness...
April 25, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441008/simultaneous-detection-of-dual-prostate-specific-antigens-using-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-based-immunoassay-for-accurate-diagnosis-of-prostate-cancer
#15
Ziyi Cheng, Namhyun Choi, Rui Wang, Sangyeop Lee, Kyung Chul Moon, Soo-Young Yoon, Lingxin Chen, Jaebum Choo
Accurate analysis of specific biomarkers in clinical serum is essential for early diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Here, a surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)-based immunoassay, using magnetic beads and SERS nano tags, was developed for the determination of free to total (f/t) prostate specific antigen (PSA) ratio to improve the diagnostic performance of prostate cancer. To assess the clinical applicability of the proposed method, SERS-based assays for the simultaneous detection of dual PSA markers, free PSA (f-PSA) and complexed PSA (c-PSA), were performed for clinical samples in the gray zone between 4...
April 25, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440963/clinical-sequencing-using-a-next-generation-sequencing-based-multiplex-gene-assay-in-patients-with-advanced-solid-tumors
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Tadayuki Kou, Masashi Kanai, Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Mayumi Kamada, Masahiko Nakatsui, Tomohiro Sakuma, Hiroaki Mochizuki, Akinori Hiroshima, Aiko Sugiyama, Eijiro Nakamura, Hidehiko Miyake, Sachiko Minamiguchi, Kyoichi Takaori, Shigemi Matsumoto, Hironori Haga, Hiroshi Seno, Shinji Kosugi, Yasushi Okuno, Manabu Muto
Advances in next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies have enabled physicians to test for genomic alterations in multiple cancer-related genes at once in daily clinical practice. In April 2015, we introduced clinical sequencing using an NGS-based multiplex gene assay (OncoPrime(™) ) certified by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment. This assay covers the entire coding regions of 215 genes and the rearrangement of 17 frequently rearranged genes with clinical relevance in human cancers. The principal indications for the assay were cancers of unknown primary site, rare tumors, and any solid tumors that were refractory to standard chemotherapy...
April 25, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440948/novel-reduction-sensitive-micellar-nanoparticles-assembled-from-rituximab-doxorubicin-conjugates-as-smart-and-intuitive-drug-delivery-systems-for-the-treatment-of-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma
#17
Huabin Yin, Tong Meng, Ling Shu, Min Mao, Lei Zhou, Haiyan Chen, Dianwen Song
In this study, a novel reduction-sensitive drug delivery system, the Rituximab-Doxorubicin (RTX-DOX) micellar nanoparticle (RDMN), was specially designed for targeted delivery and release of DOX in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma (NHL) cells. The RDMN was fabricated by self-assembling of amphiphilic RTX-DOX conjugates (RDCs), which were synthesized by conjugating the hydrophilic Fab fragments of RTX (an anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody) and hydrophobic DOXs by a reduction-responsive linker, 3-(2-Pyridyldithio) propionyl hydrazide (PDPH)...
April 25, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440488/dipeptidyl-peptidase%C3%A2-4-inhibitor-sitagliptin-prevents-high-glucose%C3%A2-induced-apoptosis-via-activation-of-amp%C3%A2-activated-protein-kinase-in-endothelial-cells
#18
Chao Wu, Shunying Hu, Nanping Wang, Jianwei Tian
Diabetes mellitus (DM), which is a chronic metabolic disorder, is the primary risk factor of life‑threatening vascular complications. Endothelial apoptosis is important in the development of the initial vascular lesion preceding the diabetic disease. Sitagliptin is a dipeptidyl peptidase‑4 (DPP‑4) inhibitor and extensively used in the clinical treatment of DM. DPP‑4 inhibitors have been demonstrated to be beneficial in the improvement of endothelial homeostasis, however the molecular mechanism by which they exhibit these effects remains to be elucidated...
April 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440435/mitochondria-targeting-and-near-infrared-fluorescence-imaging-of-a-novel-heptamethine-cyanine-anticancer-agent
#19
Juewei Ning, Baozhan Huang, Zeliang Wei, Wen'en Li, Huajie Zheng, Limei Ma, Zhihua Xing, Hai Niu, Wen Huang
The future of personalized cancer treatments relies on the development of functional agents that have tumor-targeted anticancer activities and can be detected in tumors using imaging. However, application of these functional agents in the clinic has been limited due to inefficient drug delivery, low specificity for tumor imaging, development of drug resistance, low signal-to-noise ratio and safety concerns regarding potential toxicity. Currently, the most common strategy to develop these functional agents is to conjugate therapeutic agents with the appropriate fluorescent probe...
April 10, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440237/new-criteria-to-differentiate-between-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-and-serous-cystic-neoplasm-in-pancreas-by-endoscopic-ultrasound-a-preliminarily-confirmed-outcome-of-41-patients
#20
Wengang Zhang, Enqiang Linghu, Ningli Chai, Huikai Li
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The ability to distinguish between mucinous cystic neoplasm (MCN) and serous cystic neoplasm (SCN) in the pancreas preoperatively by endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) remains a clinical challenge. To address this problem, we have developed new criteria using EUS findings and cyst fluid carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in the clinic. In this study, the validity and reliability of these criteria were assessed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between April of 2015 and May of 2016, a total of 59 patients with pancreatic cystic neoplasms underwent EUS and ultimately received surgery in our hospital...
March 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
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