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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935203/hr-lc-ms-based-analysis-of-two-antibacterial-metabolites-from-a-marine-sponge-symbiont-streptomyces-pharmamarensis-icn40
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Francis-Joseph Rosemary Sharmila Joseph, Appadurai Muthamil Iniyan, Samuel Gnana Prakash Vincent
On the effort to screen antibiotics against Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), an actinomycete strain which can produce bactericidal compound was isolated from a marine sponge of Kanyakumari Coast, India. Two anti-MRSA compounds (PVI401 and PVI402) were isolated from the fermentation plates of Streptomyces pharmamarensis ICN40. TLC bioautography analysis yielded two active spots with Rf value of 0.75 (PVI401) and 0.8 (PVI402) from the crude extract. Both the compounds were characterized by HR-LC-MS analysis...
September 18, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918098/identifying-novel-factor-xiia-inhibitors-with-pca-ga-svm-developed-vhts-models
#2
Jonathan Jun Feng Chen, Donald P Visco
There currently is renewed interest in blood clotting Factor XII as a potential target for thrombosis inhibition. Historically untargeted, there is little drug information with which to start drug candidate searches. Typical high-throughput screening can identify potential drug candidates, but is inefficient. Virtual high-throughput screening can be used to raise efficiency by focusing experimental efforts on compounds predicted to be active and is applied here to identify new Factor XIIa inhibitors. We combine principal component analysis, genetic algorithm and support vector machine to create the models used in the virtual high-throughput screening...
September 1, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885078/the-law-of-unintended-consequences-current-design-challenges-in-inferior-vena-cava-filters
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Audrey Magnowski, Matthew Brown, Kristofer Schramm, Jonathan Lindquist, Paul J Rochon, D Thor Johnson, Kimi L Kondo, Kush Desai, Robert J Lewandowski, Robert K Ryu
Venous thromboembolic disease (VTD) encompassing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) is a commonly encountered condition with potentially fatal sequelae. When unable to be adequately anticoagulated, patients require a mechanical means to prevent PE. This review discusses the history of inferior vena cava interruption and the development of inferior vena cava filters (IVCF). Areas covered: Milestone innovations in the mechanical treatment of VTD, their successes and shortcomings are discussed...
September 12, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884323/-proctology-for-internists
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J Feisthammel, J Mössner
In proctology patients can often be helped with very little effort. With knowledge of the most common disease symptoms the treating physician can in many cases correctly recognize the cause of the complaints and initiate the appropriate therapy or arrange referral to a proctological institution. This article aims to briefly and succinctly present the most common diseases in proctology (e.g. mariscae, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, perianal venous thrombosis, abscesses and fistulas, condyloma acuminatum and anal carcinoma) and to provide the treating internist, even outside of gastroenterology, assistance with the management of proctological symptoms...
September 7, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879343/delayed-bleeding-after-implant-surgery-in-patients-taking-novel-oral-anticoagulants-a-case-report
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Chihun Kim, Chugeum Dam, Jieun Jeong, Eun-Jung Kwak, Wonse Park
The use of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) has increased in recent times in an effort to overcome the shortcomings of warfarin. They are being used primarily for the prevention of thrombosis caused by atrial fibrillation and offer the advantages of having fewer drug interactions than warfarin, no dietary restrictions, and no requirement for regular blood tests. Although there is reportedly less postoperative bleeding even if the drug is not discontinued during procedures that can cause local bleeding, such as dental procedures, no well-designed clinical studies have assessed postoperative bleeding associated with the use of these drugs...
June 2017: J Dent Anesth Pain Med
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28847146/on-x-versus-st-jude-medical-mechanical-prosthesis-in-mitral-position-are-we-moving-forward-in-design-technology
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Ezzeldin A Mostafa, Ashraf A El Midany, Ahmed S Taha, Saeed R El Aasy, Ayman A Doghish, Ahmed Helmy, Sherif A Mansour, Ramy Khorshid, Hosam E Ashor, Yaser Elnahas, Mohammed Saffan
BACKGROUND: Continuous effort is still provided in designing optimal artificial heart valves with better hemodynamic function and reduced thromboembolic potential. The question is do we have moved forward toward this goal or not. METHODS: A prospective, randomized comparative study was done on 360 patients scheduled for elective mitral valve replacement. Patients were grouped into On-X group (n=180) who received On-X mechanical valve and SJM (n=180) who received St Jude mechanical valve...
July 28, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844034/state-of-the-art-the-inception-advent-and-future-of-fully-bioresorbable-scaffolds
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Yuki Katagiri, Gregg W Stone, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W Serruys
To overcome the limitations of metallic stents, the development of the bioresorbable vascular scaffold started about 30 years ago. Researchers anticipated a transformative revolution from "vascular reparative therapy" by BRS at the beginning of its development. To date, there are five commercially available bioresorbable scaffolds which have already gained CE mark. However, recent studies, including randomised trials and meta-analyses evaluating clinical results of BRS, have raised concerns about the safety and efficacy of the device in the first few years prior to its complete bioresorption, compared to contemporary metallic DES...
August 25, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841570/diagnosis-biomarkers-in-acute-intestinal-ischemic-injury-so-close-yet-so-far
#8
REVIEW
Katell Peoc'h, Alexandre Nuzzo, Kevin Guedj, Catherine Paugam, Olivier Corcos
Acute intestinal ischemic injury (i3) is a life-threatening condition with disastrous prognosis, which is currently difficult to diagnose at the early stages of the disease; a rapid diagnosis is mandatory to avoid irreversible ischemia, extensive bowel resection, sepsis and death. The overlapping protein expression of liver and gut related to the complex physiopathology of the disease, the heterogeneity of the disease and its relative rarity could explain the lack of a useful early biochemical marker of i3...
August 25, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795676/-design-and-application-of-medical-electric-leg-raising-machine
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Jintang Liang, Jinyuan Chen, Zixian Zhao, Jinfeng Lin, Juanhong Li, Jingliang Zhong
Passive leg raising is widely used in clinic, but it lacks of specialized mechanical raise equipment. It requires medical staff to raise leg by hand or requires a multi-functional bed to raise leg, which takes time and effort. Therefore we have developed a new medical electric leg-raising machine. The equipment has the following characteristics: simple structure, stable performance, easy operation, fast and effective, safe and comfortable. The height range of the lifter is 50-120 cm, the range of the angle of raising leg is 10degree angle-80degree angle, the maximum supporting weight is 40 kg...
August 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720725/optical-coherence-tomography-findings-in-patients-with-coronary-stent-thrombosis-a-report-of-the-prevention-of-late-stent-thrombosis-by-an-interdisciplinary-global-european-effort-prestige-consortium
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Tom Adriaenssens, Michael Joner, Thea Godschalk, Nikesh Malik, Fernando Alfonso, Erion Xhepa, Dries De Cock, Kenichi Komukai, Tomohisa Tada, Javier Cuesta, Vasile Sirbu, Laurent J Feldman, Franz-Josef Neumann, Alison H Goodall, Ton Heestermans, Ian Buysschaert, Ota Hlinomaz, Ann Belmans, Walter Desmet, Jurrien M Ten Berg, Anthony H Gershlick, Steffen Massberg, Adnan Kastrati, Giulio Guagliumi, Robert Byrne
Background -Stent thrombosis (ST) is a serious complication following coronary stenting. Intravascular optical coherence tomography (OCT) may provide insights into mechanistic processes leading to ST. We performed a prospective, multicenter study to evaluate OCT findings in patients with ST. Methods -Consecutive patients presenting with ST were prospectively enrolled in a registry using a centralized telephone registration system. After angiographic confirmation of ST, OCT imaging of the culprit vessel was performed with frequency domain OCT...
July 18, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684004/tavr-vs-savr-rising-expectations-and-changing-indications-for-surgery-in-response-to-partner-ii
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Cristiano Spadaccio, Francesco Nappi, Jean-Louis Sablayrolles, Fraser W H Sutherland
Despite the criticisms and concerns raised on the data published in the PARTNER II trial and related analyses, we are undeniably witnessing a revolution in the management of aortic valve disease, in which conventional full sternotomy surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR), with all related complications and clinical burden, will soon become a nonviable option. Several of the findings described in the PARTNER II trial, although considerable as points of incongruence and study biases in comparison with SAVR, could be taken as lessons to found a new course in SAVR and redesign the respective roles of surgery and interventional procedures in aortic disease...
April 2017: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682954/acute-intracardiac-thrombosis-and-pulmonary-thromboembolism-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass-a-systematic-review-of-reported-cases
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Brittney Williams, Brody Wehman, Michael A Mazzeffi, Patrick Odonkor, Ryan L Harris, Zachary Kon, Kenichi A Tanaka
Intracardiac thrombosis (ICT) and pulmonary thromboembolism (PE) after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) are life-threatening events, but pathological mechanisms are not yet well defined. The aim of this review is to provide an update of case literature of a postbypass hypercoagulable state. Case commonalities among 48 ICT/PE events included congestive heart failure (50%), platelet transfusion (37.5%), CPB duration greater than 3 hours (37.5%), and aortic injury (27.1%). Preexisting thrombophilia was rarely reported, and 16...
July 4, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665086/hospital-acquired-thrombosis-hat-prevention-in-an-acute-hospital-a-single-centre-cross-sectional-study
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M I Khan, C O'Leary, A O'Brien, L Lester, V Silvari, C Duggan, S O'Shea
Evidence based guidelines are effective in reducing incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) which is associated with morbidly, mortality and economic burden. This study aimed to identify the proportion of inpatients who had a VTE risk assessment (RA) performed and who received thromboprophylaxis (TP), in Cork University Hospital. There was no structured RA tool at the time; information was obtained from medical and drug charts to ascertain if a RA was performed. Patients were then RA by researchers and stratified as per NICE guidelines and the proportion who received TP was calculated...
April 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656125/delayed-endovascular-stenting-for-severe-vertebral-artery-stenosis-with-precarious-thrombosis
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Ali S Haider, Caleb Gottlich, Tijani Osumah, Maryam Alam, Umair Khan, Steven Vayalumkal, Dean Leonard, Richa Thakur, Kennith F Layton
A significant but less recognized cause of ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) is atherosclerosis of the vertebrobasilar system, which accounts for 20% of ischemic strokes. Pathology of the vertebrobasilar system can present significant challenges in determining the course of treatment. Due to the complexity of the vertebrobasilar system, there is slight disagreement about how to approach patients with atherosclerotic pathology of the posterior circulation. Two such approaches are either stenting of the vertebral or basilar artery or aggressive medical management...
May 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649088/targeting-aggf1-angiogenic-factor-with-g-patch-and-fha-domains-1-for-blocking-neointimal-formation-after-vascular-injury
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Yufeng Yao, Zhenkun Hu, Jian Ye, Changqing Hu, Qixue Song, Xingwen Da, Yubin Yu, Hui Li, Chengqi Xu, Qiuyun Chen, Qing Kenneth Wang
BACKGROUND: Despite recent improvements in angioplasty and placement of drug-eluting stents in treatment of atherosclerosis, restenosis and in-stent thrombosis impede treatment efficacy and cause numerous deaths. Research efforts are needed to identify new molecular targets for blocking restenosis. We aim to establish angiogenic factor AGGF1 (angiogenic factor with G patch and FHA domains 1) as a novel target for blocking neointimal formation and restenosis after vascular injury. METHODS AND RESULTS: AGGF1 shows strong expression in carotid arteries; however, its expression is markedly decreased in arteries after vascular injury...
June 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640782/perioperative-venous-thromboembolism-a-review
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REVIEW
Ronald J Gordon, Frederick W Lombard
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant problem in the perioperative period, increasing patient morbidity, mortality, and health care costs. It is also considered the most preventable of the major postoperative complications. Despite widespread adoption of prophylaxis guidelines, it appears that morbidity from the disease has not substantially changed within the past 2 decades. It is becoming clear that current prophylaxis efforts are not sufficient. Using more potent anticoagulants may decrease the incidence of VTE, but increase the risk for bleeding and infection...
August 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605745/current-standard-and-future-perspectives-in-non-surgical-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#17
Tobias Eggert, Tim F Greten
BACKGROUND: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is an aggressive liver tumor with a poor 5-year survival rate. Many HCCs are not amenable to surgical resection, because of tumor size, location, or because of the patient's poor liver function, a common obstacle to HCC therapy, because HCCs almost always develop in chronically inflamed livers. SUMMARY: In recent years, many efforts have been made to improve patient survival by conducting clinical trials investigating local and systemic treatment options for patients with unresectable tumors...
2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480062/locoregional-and-systemic-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#18
REVIEW
Olumide B Gbolahan, Michael A Schacht, Eric W Beckley, Thomas P LaRoche, Bert H O'Neil, Maximilian Pyko
The management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) remains challenging due to late presentation and the presence of accompanying liver dysfunction. As such, most patients are not eligible for curative resection and liver transplant. Management in this scenario depends on a number of factors including hepatic function, tumor burden, patency of hepatic vasculature and patients' functional status. Based on these, patients can be offered catheter based intra-arterial therapy for intermediate stage disease and in more advanced disease, sorafenib...
April 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470653/scoring-systems-for-postthrombotic-syndrome
#19
Hilde Skuterud Wik, Waleed Ghanima, Per Morten Sandset, Susan R Kahn
Postthrombotic syndrome (PTS) is the most common long-term complication after deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and is associated with reduced quality of life. There is no single objective test to diagnose the presence of PTS and it is usually diagnosed on the basis of typical symptoms and signs in a limb previously affected by DVT. Scoring systems for PTS are primarily developed as research tools, but could possibly also be useful in the clinical setting. A main advantage of a good scoring system is standardization of the diagnostic process...
July 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445455/structural-insight-into-allosteric-modulation-of-protease-activated-receptor-2
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Robert K Y Cheng, Cédric Fiez-Vandal, Oliver Schlenker, Karl Edman, Birte Aggeler, Dean G Brown, Giles A Brown, Robert M Cooke, Christoph E Dumelin, Andrew S Doré, Stefan Geschwindner, Christoph Grebner, Nils-Olov Hermansson, Ali Jazayeri, Patrik Johansson, Louis Leong, Rudi Prihandoko, Mathieu Rappas, Holly Soutter, Arjan Snijder, Linda Sundström, Benjamin Tehan, Peter Thornton, Dawn Troast, Giselle Wiggin, Andrei Zhukov, Fiona H Marshall, Niek Dekker
Protease-activated receptors (PARs) are a family of G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) that are irreversibly activated by proteolytic cleavage of the N terminus, which unmasks a tethered peptide ligand that binds and activates the transmembrane receptor domain, eliciting a cellular cascade in response to inflammatory signals and other stimuli. PARs are implicated in a wide range of diseases, such as cancer and inflammation. PARs have been the subject of major pharmaceutical research efforts but the discovery of small-molecule antagonists that effectively bind them has proved challenging...
May 4, 2017: Nature
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