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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205241/septic-transfusion-case-caused-by-a-platelet-pool-with-visible-clotting-due-to-contamination-with-staphylococcus-aureus
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Maria Loza-Correa, Yuntong Kou, Mariam Taha, Miloslav Kalab, Jennifer Ronholm, Patrick M Schlievert, Michael P Cahill, Robert Skeate, Christine Cserti-Gazdewich, Sandra Ramirez-Arcos
BACKGROUND: Contamination of platelet concentrates (PCs) with Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most significant ongoing transfusion safety risks in developed countries. CASE REPORT: This report describes a transfusion reaction in an elderly patient diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia, transfused with a 4-day-old buffy coat PC through a central venous catheter. The transfusion was interrupted when a large fibrous clot in the PC obstructed infusion pump flow...
February 16, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196122/detrimental-elavl-1-hur-dependent-gsk3%C3%AE-mrna-stabilization-impairs-resolution-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Olivia Hoffman, Nana Burns, István Vadász, Holger K Eltzschig, Michael G Edwards, Christine U Vohwinkel
A hallmark of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is accumulation of protein-rich edema in the distal airspaces and its removal is critical for patient survival. Previous studies have shown a detrimental role of Glycogen Synthase Kinase (GSK) 3β during ARDS via inhibition of alveolar epithelial protein transport. We hypothesized that post-transcriptional regulation of GSK3β could play a functional role in ARDS resolution. To address this hypothesis, we performed an in silico analysis to identify regulatory genes whose expression correlation to GSK3β messenger RNA utilizing two lung cancer cell line array datasets...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168875/structural-and-dynamic-insights-into-a-glycine-mediated-short-analogue-of-a-designed-peptide-in-lipopolysaccharide-micelles-correlation-between-compact-structure-and-anti-endotoxin-activity
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Aritreyee Datta, Nancy Jaiswal, Humaira Ilyas, Shibjyoti Debnath, Kaushik Biswas, Dinesh Kumar, Anirban Bhunia
In this study, we report an interaction study of a 13-residue analogue peptide VG13P (VARGWGRKCPLFG), derived from designed VG16KRKP peptide (VARGWKRKCPLFGKGG), with Lys6Gly mutation and removal of last three residues Lys14-Gly15-Gly16, in lipopolysaccharide (LPS), a major component of the outer-membrane of Gram-negative bacteria and responsible for sepsis or septic shock. VG13P displays an enhanced anti-endotoxin property as evident from significant reduction in LPS-induced TNF-α gene expression levels in monocytic cell line, while it retains almost unchanged antimicrobial activity as its parent VG16KRKP against Gram-negative bacterial as well as fungal pathogens...
February 7, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138728/peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-in-pediatric-patients-to-repair-or-not-repair
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Ralph Gnannt, Premal Patel, Michael Temple, Yahya Al Brashdi, Joao Amaral, Dimitri Parra, Vanessa Rea, Derek Stephens, Bairbre Connolly
INTRODUCTION: Preservation of venous access in children is a major concern in pediatric interventional radiology. If a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) breaks, there are two options: repair the line with a repair kit or exchange the line over a wire in the interventional suite. The purpose of this study is to assess the outcome of PICC repairs in children and to compare these with the outcomes of PICC exchange. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a single-center, retrospective study of central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) following management of externally broken PICCs (2010-2014)...
January 30, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130302/distinct-growth-and-secretome-strategies-by-two-taxonomically-divergent-brown-rot-fungi
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Gerald N Presley, Jonathan S Schilling
: Brown rot fungi are wood-degrading fungi that employ both oxidative and hydrolytic mechanisms to degrade wood. Hydroxyl radicals that facilitate the oxidative component are powerful non-selective oxidants and are incompatible with hydrolytic enzymes unless they are spatially segregated in wood. Differential gene expression has been implicated in Postia placenta to segregate these reactions, but it is unclear if this two-step mechanism varies in other brown rot fungi with different traits and life history strategies, and that occupy different niches in nature...
January 27, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122386/endoscopic-management-of-barrett-s-esophagus-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-endoscopy-esge-position-statement
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Bas Weusten, Raf Bisschops, Emanuel Coron, Mário Dinis-Ribeiro, Jean-Marc Dumonceau, José-Miguel Esteban, Cesare Hassan, Oliver Pech, Alessandro Repici, Jacques Bergman, Massimiliano di Pietro
Current practices for the management of Barrett's esophagus (BE) vary across Europe, as several national European guidelines exist. This Position Statement from the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) is an attempt to homogenize recommendations and, hence, patient management according to the best scientific evidence and other considerations (e.g. health policy). A Working Group developed consensus statements, using the existing national guidelines as a starting point and considering new evidence in the literature...
February 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121365/research-on-the-role-of-glp-2-in-the-central-nervous-system-epk-signal-transduction-pathway-of-mice-with-vascular-dementia
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C-L Chi, S-A Zhang, Z Liu, M-X Chang, H Wang, Y Huang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of Glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) in the central nervous system eukaryotic protein kinase (EPK) signal transduction pathway of mice with vascular dementia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We take the 3-week-old mice raised in the laboratory as the object of study in this research and then divide them into four groups in random, including sham operation group, control group, GLP-2 group, and GLP-2+ERK (extracellular-signal-regulated kinase) inhibitor intervention group, with 30 in each group...
January 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093641/dwell-times-and-risk-of-non-elective-removal-of-1-french-peripherally-inserted-central-catheters-according-to-catheter-tip-position-in-very-preterm-infants
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Daniela M Erhard, Sarah Nguyen, Katelyn J Guy, Dan M Casalaz, Kai König
: We investigated dwell times and risk of non-elective removal of 975 single-lumen 1-French peripherally inserted central catheters (1FR-PICC) according to tip position in a cohort of very preterm infants with a mean (SD) gestational age of 27(+6) (2(+1)) weeks and a mean (SD) birth weight of 988 (294) g over an eight-year period. Infants with a 1FR-PICC inserted for continuous infusion of intravenous fluids within the first 30 days of life were eligible. Dwell times of PICC with elective versus non-elective removal, risk of non-elective removal of PICC according to tip position, and differences between upper versus lower limb catheter insertion were analysed...
January 16, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078190/loss-of-quiescence-and-self-renewal-capacity-of-hematopoietic-stem-cell-in-an-in-vitro-leukemic-niche
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Natalia-Del Pilar Vanegas, Jean-Paul Vernot
BACKGROUND: Leukemic and mesenchymal stem cells interact in the leukemic microenvironment and affect each other differently. This interplay has also important implications for the hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) biology and function. This study evaluated human HSC self-renewal potential and quiescence in an in vitro leukemic niche without leukemic cells. METHODS: A leukemic niche was established by co-culturing mesenchymal stem cells with a fresh conditioned medium obtained from a leukemic (REH) cell line...
2017: Experimental Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049254/peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter-associated-complications-exert-negative-effects-on-body-weight-gain-in-neonatal-intensive-care-units
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Jie Wen, Qun Yu, Haiyan Chen, Niannian Chen, Shourong Huang, Wei Cai
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The placement of a peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) is an essential procedure in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). The aim of this study was to determine the risk of PICC complications in NICU, and further identify the effects of PICC complications on body weight gain in premature infants. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: A total of 304 premature infants who had a PICC inserted in NICU were enrolled in this study. The weight-for-age z-score (WAZ) at the time of PICC insertion and removal were calculated, and changes of WAZ in different groups were compared using a t-test...
January 2017: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043601/best-approaches-to-drug-resistance-surveillance-at-the-country-level
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A M Cabibbe, D M Cirillo
In 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to include the endorsed rapid molecular technologies (Xpert MTB/RIF, line probe assays) into surveillance systems and surveys allowed the testing of more tuberculosis (TB) patients for drug resistance at country level than ever before. The whole genome sequencing (WGS) approach is emerging as a more powerful tool for epidemiological and drug-resistant routine surveillances, promising a rapid and simultaneous screening of all the clinically-relevant mutations for the determination of resistance to the first-, second-line, and new anti-TB drugs...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029197/application-of-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-in-acute-myeloid-leukaemia-patients-undergoing-induction-chemotherapy
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M-H Chen, W-L Hwang, K-H Chang, L C J Chiang, C L J Teng
Increasingly, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) are applied in patients with haematological malignancies. The feasibility and safety of PICC for induction chemotherapy in acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) remain unclear. Medical records of 89 newly diagnosed adult de novo AML patients, who achieved complete remission, were retrospectively reviewed (PICC group, n = 43; intravenous [IV] line group, n = 46). Patients' clinical characteristics and the number of blind punctures for blood sampling were compared between these two groups, and risk factors associated with bacteraemia were identified by univariate analysis...
December 28, 2016: European Journal of Cancer Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977053/protease-modulating-matrix-treatments-for-healing-venous-leg-ulcers
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REVIEW
Maggie J Westby, Gill Norman, Jo C Dumville, Nikki Stubbs, Nicky Cullum
BACKGROUND: Venous leg ulcers (VLUs) are open skin wounds on the lower leg that occur because of poor blood flow in the veins of the leg; leg ulcers can last from weeks to years, and are both painful and costly. Prevalence in the UK is about 2.9 cases per 10,000 people. First-line treatment for VLUs is compression therapy, but around 60% of people have unhealed ulcers after 12 weeks' treatment and about 40% after 24 weeks; therefore, there is scope for further improvement. Limited evidence suggests non-healing leg ulcers may have persisting elevated levels of proteases, which is thought to deter the later stages of healing; thus, timely protease-modulating matrix (PMM) treatments may improve healing by physically removing proteases from the wound fluid...
15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956294/nonlinear-optical-corneal-collagen-crosslinking-of-ex%C3%A2-vivo-rabbit-eyes
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Samantha M Bradford, Donald J Brown, Tibor Juhasz, Eric Mikula, James V Jester
PURPOSE: To determine whether riboflavin-induced collagen crosslinking (CXL) could be precisely achieved in the corneal stroma of ex vivo rabbit eyes using nonlinear optical excitation with a low numerical aperture lens and enlarged focal volume. SETTING: Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, USA. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: The corneal epithelium was removed and the corneas were soaked in 0...
November 2016: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925149/behavioural-interventions-to-promote-workers-use-of-respiratory-protective-equipment
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REVIEW
Bao Yen Luong Thanh, Malinee Laopaiboon, David Koh, Pornpun Sakunkoo, Hla Moe
BACKGROUND: Respiratory hazards are common in the workplace. Depending on the hazard and exposure, the health consequences may include: mild to life-threatening illnesses from infectious agents, acute effects ranging from respiratory irritation to chronic lung conditions, or even cancer from exposure to chemicals or toxins. Use of respiratory protective equipment (RPE) is an important preventive measure in many occupational settings. RPE only offers protection when worn properly, when removed safely and when it is either replaced or maintained regularly...
7, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924201/central-line-associated-bloodstream-infections-in-the-intensive-care-unit-importance-of-the-care-bundle
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Aynur Atilla, Zahide Doğanay, Hale Kefeli Çelik, Leman Tomak, Özgür Günal, S Sırrı Kılıç
BACKGROUND: The importance and efficacy of a care bundle for preventing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) and infectious complications related to placing a central venous catheter (CVC) in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: A care bundle was implemented from July 2013 to June 2014 in a medical ICU and surgical ICU. Data were divided into three periods: the prior period (July 2012-June 2013), the intervention period (July 2013-June 2014; first and second periods), and the post-intervention period (July 2014-December 2014; third period)...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918379/nontuberculous-mycobacteria-in-children-a-focus-on-bloodstream-infections
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Laila S Al Yazidi, Ben J Marais, Briony Hazelton, Alexander Outhred, Alison Kesson
BACKGROUND: Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are ubiquitous organisms with variable disease-causing potential. Bloodstream infections caused by NTM in children are poorly described. METHODS: We describe a retrospective case series of children with culture-confirmed mycobacterial disease managed at The Children's Hospital at Westmead from July 2005 - June 2015. RESULTS: Sixty-five patients had 149 positive NTM cultures; 55 (83.0%) episodes in 54 patients were considered clinically significant...
December 1, 2016: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918269/prevention-of-hospital-acquired-bloodstream-infections-through-chlorhexidine-gluconate-impregnated-washcloth-bathing-in-intensive-care-units-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-crossover-trials
#18
Elsa Afonso, Koen Blot, Stijn Blot
We assessed the impact of 2% daily patient bathing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) washcloths on the incidence of hospital-acquired (HA) and central line-associated (CLA) bloodstream infections (BSI) in intensive care units (ICUs). We searched randomised studies in Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane Library (CENTRAL) and Web of Science databases up to April 2015. Primary outcomes were total HABSI, central line, and non-central line-associated BSI rates per patient-days. Secondary outcomes included Gram-negative and Gram-positive BSI rates and adverse events...
November 17, 2016: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856070/impact-of-removing-mucosal-barrier-injury-laboratory-confirmed-bloodstream-infections-from-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-rates-in-the-national-healthcare-safety-network-2014
#19
Isaac See, Minn M Soe, Lauren Epstein, Jonathan R Edwards, Shelley S Magill, Nicola D Thompson
Central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) event data reported to the National Healthcare Safety Network from 2014, the first year of required use of the mucosal barrier injury laboratory-confirmed bloodstream infection (MBI-LCBI) definition, were analyzed to assess the impact of removing MBI-LCBI events from CLABSI rates. CLABSI rates decreased significantly in some location types after removing MBI-LCBI events, and MBI-LCBI events will be removed from publicly reported CLABSI rates.
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833709/immediate-reconstruction-of-large-full-thickness-segmental-anterior-maxillary-defect-with-bone-transport
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Alberto Rocha Pereira, Nuno Montezuma, Luis Oliveira, Miguel Magalhães, José Rosa
Maxillary segmental defects are a reconstructive challenge particularly when the anterior arch is involved. Missing bone, mucosa, and teeth should be replaced; fistulae closure should be guaranteed by bone and mucosa continuity; stable functional occlusion should be achieved; and facial aesthetics restored. These defects resulting from tumor excisions, if left untreated, will cause additional problems related to interposed scar and collapse of lip and nose. Immediate reconstruction should avoid these problems and should be considered when safe tumor-free margins are obtained...
November 2016: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
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