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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204867/right-versus-left-laparoscopic-colectomy-for-colon-cancer-does-side-make-any-difference
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Juan P Campana, Pablo A Pellegrini, Gustavo L Rossi, Guillermo Ojea Quintana, Ricardo E Mentz, Carlos A Vaccaro
PURPOSE: To compare the intraoperative and postoperative outcomes between right laparoscopic colectomy (RLC) and left laparoscopic colectomy (LLC) for colon cancer. METHOD: Patients who underwent elective RLC or LLC for colon cancer between January 2004 and December 2014 were identified and elected for a retrospective analysis. Primary outcomes were technical difficulty (including operative time, intraoperative complications, and conversion rate) and postoperative outcome (including postoperative complications, length of hospital stay, reinterventions, readmissions, and mortality)...
February 15, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198742/a-reliability-study-using-a-long-wave-infrared-thermography-device-to-identify-relative-tissue-temperature-variations-of-the-body-surface-and-underlying-tissue
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Diane K Langemo, James G Spahn
OBJECTIVE: This study assesses the ability of the Scout (WoundVision LLC, Indianapolis, Indiana), an FDA-approved visual and thermal imaging device and software analysis tool, to provide clinicians with a reliable and reproducible way to incorporate long-wave infrared thermography and relative temperature differential into clinical wound assessment by consistently identifying control areas against which to measure wound temperature. METHODS: This laboratory-based study utilized 3 adult wound care professionals experienced in control area selection...
March 2017: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183212/3d-biometrics-for-hindfoot-alignment-using-weightbearing-ct
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François Lintz, Matthew Welck, Alessio Bernasconi, James Thornton BSc, Nicholas P Cullen, Dishan Singh, Andy Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Hindfoot alignment on 2D radiographs can present anatomical and operator-related bias. In this study, software designed for weightbearing computed tomography (WBCT) was used to calculate a new 3D biometric tool: the Foot and Ankle Offset (FAO). We described the distribution of FAO in a series of data sets from clinically normal, varus, and valgus cases, hypothesizing that FAO values would be significantly different in the 3 groups. METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, 135 data sets (57 normal, 38 varus, 40 valgus) from WBCT (PedCAT; CurveBeam LLC, Warrington, PA) were obtained from a specialized foot and ankle unit...
February 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177896/monocyte-chemotactic-protein-1-deficiency-attenuates-and-high-fat-diet-exacerbates-bone-loss-in-mice-with-lewis-lung-carcinoma
#4
Lin Yan, Forrest H Nielsen, Sneha Sundaram, Jay Cao
Bone loss occurs in obesity and cancer-associated complications including wasting. This study determined whether a high-fat diet and a deficiency in monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1) altered bone structural defects in male C57BL/6 mice with Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) metastases in lungs. Compared to non-tumor-bearing mice, LLC reduced bone volume fraction, connectivity density, trabecular number, trabecular thickness and bone mineral density and increased trabecular separation in femurs. Similar changes occurred in vertebrae...
February 3, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177379/effects-of-potential-detoxifying-agents-on-growth-performance-and-deoxynivalenol-don-urinary-balance-characteristics-of-nursery-pigs-fed-don-contaminated-wheat
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H L Frobose, E W Stephenson, M D Tokach, J M DeRouchey, J C Woodworth, S S Dritz, R D Goodband
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate potential detoxifying agents on growth of nursery pigs fed deoxynivalenol (DON)-contaminated diets. Naturally DON-contaminated wheat (6 mg/kg) was used to achieve desired DON levels. In a 21-d study, 238 pigs (13.4 ± 1.8 kg BW) were used in a completely randomized design with a 2 × 2 + 1 factorial arrangement. Diets were: 1) Positive control (PC; < 0.5 mg/kg DON), 2) PC + 1.0% Product V (Nutriquest LLC, Mason City, IA), 3) Negative control (NC; 4.0 mg/kg DON), 4) NC + 1...
January 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143914/pediatric-accountable-care-organizations-insight-from-early-adopters
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James M Perrin, Edward Zimmerman, Andrew Hertz, Timothy Johnson, Tom Merrill, David Smith
Partly in response to incentives in the Affordable Care Act, there has been major growth in accountable care organizations (ACO) in both the private and public sectors. For several reasons, growth of ACOs in pediatric care has been more modest than for older populations. The American Academy of Pediatrics collaborated with Leavitt Partners, LLC, to carry out a study of pediatric ACOs, including a series of 5 case studies of diverse pediatric models, a scan of Medicaid ACOs, and a summit of leaders in pediatric ACO development...
January 31, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139309/comparison-of-macintosh-and-intubrite-laryngoscopes-for-intubation-performed-by-novice-physicians-in-a-difficult-airway-scenario
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Lukasz Szarpak, Jacek Smereka, Jerzy R Ladny
INTRODUCTION: In the difficult airway, the intubation skills are critically important. In selected cases, particularly in airway edema, laryngeal or tongue edema, endotracheal intubation can turn out very difficult, and repeated attempts may even worsen the airway edema, causing trauma and bleeding, and finally leading to complete airway obstruction and inability to ventilate the patient. AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to compare the efficacy of endotracheal intubation performed by novice physicians using a standard Macintosh laryngoscope and an Intubrite videolaryngoscope...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129885/renoprotective-chemical-constituents-from-an-edible-mushroom-pleurotus-cornucopiae-in-cisplatin-induced-nephrotoxicity
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Seoung Rak Lee, Dahae Lee, Hae-Jeung Lee, Hyung Jun Noh, Kiwon Jung, Ki Sung Kang, Ki Hyun Kim
Pleurotus cornucopiae (Pleurotaceae) is an edible and medicinal mushroom widely distributed in Korea, China, and Japan. The MeOH extract of the fruiting bodies of P. cornucopiae showed renoprotective effects against cisplatin-induced kidney cell damage. Chemical investigation of the MeOH extract led to the isolation and identification of 12 compounds including noransine (1), uridine (2), uracil (3), (3β, 5α, 6β, 22E, 24S) -ergosta-7, 22-diene-3, 5, 6, 9-tetrol (4), (22E,24S)-ergosta-7,22-diene-3β,5α,6β-triol (5), (22E,24R)-ergosta-8(14),22-diene-3β,5α,6β,7α-tetrol (6), cerebroside B (7), (2R) -N- [(1S, 2R, 3E, 7E) -1- [(β-d-glucopyranosyloxy) methyl] -2-hydroxy-8-methyl-3, 7-heptadecadien-1-yl] -2-hydroxy-heptadecanamide (8), cerebroside D (9), nicotinamide (10), 1,2-bis(hydroxymethyl)-4,5-dimethoxybenzene (11), and benzoic acid (12)...
January 19, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129580/immunotherapy-with-dendritic-cells-modified-with-tumor-associated-antigen-gene-demonstrates-enhanced-antitumor-effect-against-lung-cancer
#9
Tao Jiang, Xiao Chen, Wei Zhou, Guoxin Fan, Peilin Zhao, Shengxiang Ren, Caicun Zhou, Jun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Immunotherapy using dendritic cell (DC) vaccine has the potential to overcome the bottleneck of cancer therapy. METHODS: We engineered Lewis lung cancer cells (LLCs) and bone marrow-derived DCs to express tumor-associated antigen (TAA) ovalbumin (OVA) via lentiviral vector plasmid encoding OVA gene. We then tested the antitumor effect of modified DCs both in vitro and in vivo. RESULTS: The results demonstrated that in vitro modified DCs could dramatically enhance T-cell proliferation (P<...
January 24, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125004/antioxidant-pre-treatment-reduces-the-toxic-effects-of-oxalate-on-renal-epithelial-cells-in-a-cell-culture-model-of-urolithiasis
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Tomislav Kizivat, Martina Smolić, Ivana Marić, Maja Tolušić Levak, Robert Smolić, Ines Bilić Čurčić, Lucija Kuna, Ivan Mihaljević, Aleksandar Včev, Sandra Tucak-Zorić
Urolithiasis is characterized by the formation and retention of solid crystals within the urinary tract. Kidney stones are mostly composed of calcium oxalate, which predominantly generates free radicals that are toxic to renal tubular cells. The aim of the study is to explore possible effects of antioxidant pre-treatment on inhibition of oxidative stress. Three cell lines were used as in vitro model of urolithiasis: MDCK I, MDCK II and LLC-PK1. Oxidative stress was induced by exposure of cells to sodium oxalate in concentration of 8 mM...
January 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124088/carboxyamidotriazole-alleviates-muscle-atrophy-in-tumor-bearing-mice-by-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-activating-sirt1
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Chen Chen, Rui Ju, Lei Zhu, Juan Li, Wei Chen, De-Chang Zhang, Cai-Ying Ye, Lei Guo
Cancer cachexia is a complex disorder characterized by inflammatory responses, and it is associated with poor performance status and high mortality rate of cancer patients. Carboxyamidotriazole (CAI), a noncytotoxic chemotherapy agent, shows anti-inflammatory features in the treatment of many diseases. Here, we investigated the preventive and therapeutic effects of CAI on muscle loss that occurred in mice with advanced Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC). The carcass weights of CAI-treated mice were significantly higher than that of mice in the vehicle group from Day 19 to the end of the study...
January 25, 2017: Naunyn-Schmiedeberg's Archives of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115284/ginkgo-biloba-exocarp-extracts-induces-apoptosis-in-lewis-lung-cancer-cells-involving-mapk-signaling-pathways
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Chenjie Cao, Ya Su, Dongdong Han, Yanqi Gao, Menghua Zhang, Huasheng Chen, Aihua Xu
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: A fruit of Ginkgo biloba L. is known as Ginkgo nuts. It is an edible traditional Chinese medicine, and could be used for the treatment of cancer thousands of years ago in China. The extracts prepared from the exocarp of Ginkgo biloba (Ginkgo biloba exocarp extracts, GBEE) has the effects of anti-cancer, immune promotion, anti-aging and etc. AIM OF STUDY: To study the effects of GBEE inducing apoptosis in Lewis lung cancer (LLC) cells and the role of Mitogen-activated protein kinase(MAPK) signaling pathways in it...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090102/virtual-patient-case-sharing-across-two-schools-of-pharmacy
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Michael A Smith, Laura A Siemianowski, Neal Benedict
Objective. To expand the use of virtual patients at 2 schools of pharmacy through virtual patient case sharing. Design. Faculty members at two schools of pharmacy collaborated to expand the use of virtual patients. Two simulation programs, vpSim and DecisionSim (Decision Simulation, LLC, Chadsford, PA), were used to create interactive patient cases for a required course and an elective course at the different schools. Each school developed cases for their own use and then shared the cases with the other school...
November 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081042/detection-of-hydrocodone-and-morphine-as-metabolites-in-oral-fluid-by-lc-ms-ms-in-patients-prescribed-codeine
#14
Robert E West, Maria G Guevara, Charles Mikel, Ruben Gamez
A retrospective analysis of oral fluid drug testing results using LC-MS/MS was performed to determine the prevalence rates in oral fluid for codeine (COD) and 3 COD metabolites-morphine (MOR), norhydrocodone (NHC), and hydrocodone (HCOD). Oral fluid samples were collected using Quantisal oral fluid collection device (Immunalysis Inc.) and submitted to Millennium Health, LLC for the routine drug analysis by LC-MS/MS. Consistent with previously published literature, COD was the primary analyte detected in oral fluid after the use of COD...
February 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079566/retesting-the-hypothesis-of-a-clinical-randomized-controlled-trial-in-a-simulation-environment-to-validate-anesthesia-simulation-in-error-research-the-vaser-study
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Alan F Merry, Jacqueline A Hannam, Craig S Webster, Kylie-Ellen Edwards, Jane Torrie, Chris Frampton, Daniel W Wheeler, Arun K Gupta, Ravi P Mahajan, Rachel Evley, Jennifer M Weller
BACKGROUND: Simulation has been used to investigate clinical questions in anesthesia, surgery, and related disciplines, but there are few data demonstrating that results apply to clinical settings. We asked "would results of a simulation-based study justify the same principal conclusions as those of a larger clinical study?" METHODS: We compared results from a randomized controlled trial in a simulated environment involving 80 cases at three centers with those from a randomized controlled trial in a clinical environment involving 1,075 cases...
March 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075581/antagonizing-nod2-signaling-with-conjugates-of-paclitaxel-and-muramyl-dipeptide-derivatives-sensitizes-paclitaxel-therapy-and-significantly-prevents-tumor-metastasis
#16
Yi Dong, Suhua Wang, Chunting Wang, Zihua Li, Yao Ma, Gang Liu
A noncleavable paclitaxel (PTX) and N-acetylmuramyl-l-alanyl-d-isoglutamine (MDP) derivative conjugate, 22 (DY-16-43), and its analogues were prepared and characterized as antagonists of NOD2 signaling. This conjugate enhanced the antitumor and antimetastatic efficacy of PTX in Lewis lung carcinoma (LLC) tumor-bearing mice. This work first describes a molecular strategy that enables the sensitization of a chemotherapeutic response via antagonizing NOD2 inflammatory signaling and suggests NOD2 antagonist as potential adjunct in treating non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070999/inhibitory-effect-of-shenqi-fuzheng-injection-combined-with-docetaxel-on-lung-cancer-cells
#17
Bo-Yu Dong, Cheng Wang, Li Tan, Ning Tan, Meng-di Zhao, Yang Lu, Shou-Ying Du
This study investigated the anticancer effect of Shenqi Fuzheng (SQFZ) injection combined with docetaxel on lung cancer cell lines of A549 and Lewis lung cancer (LLC). SQFZ injection alone cannot inhibit the vitality of lung cancer cells, but the antitumor activity of SQFZ combined with docetaxel was significantly higher than that using docetaxel alone.
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068513/nrf2-dependent-induction-of-innate-host-defense-via-heme-oxygenase-1-inhibits-zika-virus-replication
#18
Hanxia Huang, Barry Falgout, Kazuyo Takeda, Kenneth M Yamada, Subhash Dhawan
We identified primary human monocyte-derived macrophages (MDM) as vulnerable target cells for Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. We demonstrate dramatic effects of hemin, the natural inducer of the heme catabolic enzyme heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1), in the reduction of ZIKV replication in vitro. Both LLC-MK2 monkey kidney cells and primary MDM exhibited hemin-induced HO-1 expression with major reductions of >90% in ZIKV replication, with little toxicity to infected cells. Silencing expression of HO-1 or its upstream regulatory gene, nuclear factor erythroid-related factor 2 (Nrf2), attenuated hemin-induced suppression of ZIKV infection, suggesting an important role for induction of these intracellular mediators in retarding ZIKV replication...
January 6, 2017: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066587/comparison-of-outcomes-of-tricuspid-annuloplasty-with-3d-rigid-versus-flexible-prosthetic-ring-for-functional-tricuspid-regurgitation-secondary-to-rheumatic-mitral-valve-disease
#19
Haiping Wang, Xiancheng Liu, Xin Wang, Zhenqian Lv, Xiaojun Liu, Ping Xu
BACKGROUND: Annuloplasty bands and rings are widely used for repairing functional tricuspid regurgitation (FTR). However, the question regarding which is the ideal annuloplasty device remains unclear. The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy and mid-term durability of tricuspid ring annuloplasty for FTR secondary to rheumatic mitral valve disease using flexible Cosgrove-Edwards band and the rigid Edwards MC3 ring (Edwards Lifesciences, LLC, Irvine, CA, USA). METHODS: We retrospectively collected the clinical data of those who underwent mitral valve replacement (MVR) in concomitant with tricuspid ring annuloplasty from 2009 to 2013...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064082/novel-flavonol-analogues-as-potential-inhibitors-of-jmjd3-histone-demethylase-a-study-based-on-molecular-modelling
#20
Sanchari Basu Mallik, Aravinda Pai, Rekha R Shenoy, B S Jayashree
Epigenetic modulation of gene expression has drawn enormous attention among researchers globally in the present scenario. Since their discovery, Jmj-C histone demethylases were identified as useful markers in understanding the role of epigenetics in inflammatory conditions and in cancer as well. This has created arousal of interest in search of suitable candidates. Potential inhibitors from various other scaffolds such as hydroxyquinolines, hydroxamic acids and triazolopyridines have already been identified and reported...
December 13, 2016: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
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