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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529728/measurements-of-rates-of-cooling-of-a-manikin-insulated-with-different-mountain-rescue-casualty-bags
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Christopher Press, Christopher Duffy, Jonathan Williams, Ben Cooper, Neil Chapman
BACKGROUND: Accidental hypothermia is common in those who sustain injuries in remote environments. This is unpleasant and associated with adverse effects on subsequent patient outcomes. To minimise further heat loss, a range of insulating systems are available to mountain rescue teams although the most effective and cost-efficient have yet to be determined. METHODS: Under ambient, still, dry, air conditions, a thermal manikin was filled with water at a temperature of 42 °C and then placed into a given insulation system...
2017: Extreme Physiology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521386/remobilisation-of-industrial-lead-depositions-in-ash-during-australian-wildfires
#2
Liqin Wu, Mark Patrick Taylor, Heather K Handley
This study examined the recycling of lead (Pb) in ash from wildfires, its source and potential contribution to environmental contamination. Ash from wildfires was collected from four Australian sites following uncontrolled fires during 2012 to 2013 close to major urban populations in Sydney (New South Wales), Hobart (Tasmania) and Adelaide (South Australia). The samples were analysed for their total Pb concentration and Pb isotopic composition to determine the sources of Pb and the extent, if any, of industrial contamination and its recycling into the ecosystem...
May 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488363/the-role-of-regulatory-t-cells-in-nervous-system-pathologies
#3
REVIEW
Samuel S Duffy, Brooke A Keating, Chamini J Perera, Gila Moalem-Taylor
Regulatory T (Treg) cells are a special subpopulation of immunosuppressive T cells that are essential for sustaining immune homeostasis. They maintain self-tolerance, inhibit autoimmunity, and act as critical negative regulators of inflammation in various pathological states including autoimmunity, injury, and degeneration of the nervous system. Treg cells are known to convey both beneficial and detrimental influences in certain disease contexts, and accumulating research suggests that their action may be altered in a range of peripheral and central nervous system pathologies...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463428/single-layer-cystotomy-closure-of-excised-porcine-bladders-with-barbed-versus-smooth-suture-material
#4
Joshua S Montel, Daniel J Duffy, Hsin-Yi Weng, Lynetta J Freeman
OBJECTIVE: To determine which of 2 suture materials would be superior in terms of closure time and leakage pressure in open single-layer cystotomy closure. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study. ANIMALS: Twenty-four freshly harvested porcine urinary bladders. METHODS: A cystotomy was performed and the incision closed with a single layer simple continuous suture pattern with barbed (n = 12) or smooth (n = 12) suture...
May 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438419/importance-of-extended-blood-group-genotyping-in-multiply-transfused-patients
#5
Nadila Haryani Osman, Jameela Sathar, Chooi Fun Leong, Noor Fadzilah Zulkifli, Raja Zahratul Azma Raja Sabudin, Ainoon Othman, Asral Wirda Ahmad Asnawi
Blood group antigen systems are not limited to the ABO blood groups. There is increasing interest in the detection of extended blood group systems on the red cell surface. The conventional method used to determine extended blood group antigens or red cell phenotype is by serological testing, which is based on the detection of visible haemagglutination or the presence of haemolysis. However, this technique has many limitations due to recent exposure to donor red cell, certain drugs or medications or other diseases that may alter the red cell membrane...
April 9, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422815/no-time-for-silence-an-urgent-need-for-political-activism-among-the-medical-community
#6
Erik Levinsohn, Karrin Weisenthal, Priscilla Wang, Andi Shahu, Matthew Meizlish, Talia Robledo-Gil, Eamon Duffy, Samara Fox, Juliana Berk-Krauss
Despite being a major stakeholder in the U.S. health care system, the medical community has remained relatively mute in the debate over the future of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). If the ACA were repealed, tens of millions of Americans would be in danger of losing their insurance, resulting in a significant increase in mortality. Because misinformation about the ACA is rampant, it is imperative that health care providers explain to the public what exactly the ACA is and how repeal will affect patients...
April 18, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420733/detection-of-interferon-alpha-protein-reveals-differential-levels-and-cellular-sources-in-disease
#7
Mathieu P Rodero, Jérémie Decalf, Vincent Bondet, David Hunt, Gillian I Rice, Scott Werneke, Sarah L McGlasson, Marie-Alexandra Alyanakian, Brigitte Bader-Meunier, Christine Barnerias, Nathalia Bellon, Alexandre Belot, Christine Bodemer, Tracy A Briggs, Isabelle Desguerre, Marie-Louise Frémond, Marie Hully, Arn M J M van den Maagdenberg, Isabelle Melki, Isabelle Meyts, Lucile Musset, Nadine Pelzer, Pierre Quartier, Gisela M Terwindt, Joanna Wardlaw, Stewart Wiseman, Frédéric Rieux-Laucat, Yoann Rose, Bénédicte Neven, Christina Hertel, Adrian Hayday, Matthew L Albert, Flore Rozenberg, Yanick J Crow, Darragh Duffy
Type I interferons (IFNs) are essential mediators of antiviral responses. These cytokines have been implicated in the pathogenesis of autoimmunity, most notably systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), diabetes mellitus, and dermatomyositis, as well as monogenic type I interferonopathies. Despite a fundamental role in health and disease, the direct quantification of type I IFNs has been challenging. Using single-molecule array (Simoa) digital ELISA technology, we recorded attomolar concentrations of IFNα in healthy donors, viral infection, and complex and monogenic interferonopathies...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411831/toxic-memories-in-systemic-sclerosis
#8
Laura Duffy, Steven O'Reilly
Systemic sclerosis is an autoimmune disease characterized by T-cell infiltration in the skin that leads to fibrosis, which can be life-limiting. Although T cells are important, it is not known which types mediate the fibrosis. The work presented by Li et al shows that memory CD8(+) cytotoxic T cells mediate fibrosis via the secretion of IL-13. IL-13 is profibrotic, and it is released in a higher amount in patients with systemic sclerosis. This suggests that targeting IL-13 may be therapeutically beneficial.
May 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390104/historical-and-projected-trends-in-landscape-drivers-affecting-carbon-dynamics-in-alaska
#9
Neal J Pastick, Paul Duffy, Hélène Genet, T Scott Rupp, Bruce K Wylie, Kristofer D Johnson, M Torre Jorgenson, Norman Bliss, A David McGuire, Elchin E Jafarov, Joseph F Knight
Modern climate change in Alaska has resulted in widespread thawing of permafrost, increased fire activity, and extensive changes in vegetation characteristics that have significant consequences for socio-ecological systems. Despite observations of the heightened sensitivity of these systems to change, there has not been a comprehensive assessment of factors that drive ecosystem changes throughout Alaska. Here we present research that improves our understanding of the main drivers of the spatiotemporal patterns of carbon dynamics using in situ observations, remote sensing data, and an array of modeling techniques...
April 8, 2017: Ecological Applications: a Publication of the Ecological Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381574/defining-a-novel-role-for-the-coxsackie-and-adenovirus-receptor-in-human-adenovirus-serotype-5-transduction-in-vitro-in-the-presence-of-mouse-serum
#10
Estrella Lopez-Gordo, Andor Doszpoly, Margaret R Duffy, Lynda Coughlan, Angela C Bradshaw, Katie M White, Laura Denby, Stuart A Nicklin, Andrew H Baker
Human adenoviral serotype 5 (HAdV-5) vectors have predominantly hepatic tropism when delivered intravascularly, resulting in immune activation and toxicity. Coagulation FX binding to HAdV-5 mediates liver transduction and provides protection from virion neutralisation in mice. FX is dispensable for liver transduction in mice lacking IgM antibodies or complement, suggesting alternative transduction pathways exist. To identify novel factor(s) mediating HAdV-5 FX-independent entry, we investigated HAdV-5 transduction in vitro in the presence of serum from immunocompetent C57BL/6 or immunocompromised mice lacking IgM antibodies (Rag 2(-/-) and NSG)...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379500/naturally-acquired-human-antibodies%C3%A2-against-reticulocyte-binding-domains-of-plasmodium-vivax-proteins-pvrbp2c-and-pvrbp1a-exhibit-binding%C3%A2-inhibitory-activity
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Enna Dogra Gupta, Gaurav Anand, Hina Singh, Kritika Chaddha, Praveen K Bharti, Neeru Singh, Yagya Dutta Sharma, Deepak Gaur
Background: Crucial gaps in our understanding of P. vivax reticulocyte invasion and protective immunity have hampered development of vivax vaccines. P. vivax exclusively invades reticulocytes that is mediated by the P. vivax reticulocyte binding proteins (PvRBPs) specifically PvRBP2c and PvRBP1a. Vivax infections in Duffy-null individuals have suggested the evolution of alternate invasion pathways that may be mediated by the PvRBPs. Thus, PvRBPs appear as potential targets for efficacious P...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369189/association-of-the-hla-b-53-01-allele-with-drug-reaction-with-eosinophilia-and-systemic-symptoms-dress-syndrome-during-treatment-of-hiv-infection-with-raltegravir
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Mark Thomas, Chris Hopkins, Eamon Duffy, Daniel Lee, Pierre Loulergue, Diego Ripamonti, David A Ostrov, Elizabeth Phillips
Background.: Drug reaction with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome is a rare, severe adverse event during treatment with raltegravir. The occurrence of DRESS syndrome during treatment with other drugs is strongly associated with particular HLA alleles. Methods.: We performed HLA testing in 3 of the 5 patients previously reported to have developed raltegravir-induced DRESS syndrome and in 1 previously unreported patient. We then used virtual modeling to visualize interactions between raltegravir and the imputed HLA molecule...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367128/the-role-of-norepinephrine-and-its-%C3%AE-adrenergic-receptors-in-the-pathophysiology-and-treatment-of-major-depressive-disorder-and-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review
#13
REVIEW
Vladimir Maletic, Anna Eramo, Keva Gwin, Steve J Offord, Ruth A Duffy
Norepinephrine (NE) is recognized as having a key role in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD) and schizophrenia, although its distinct actions via α-adrenergic receptors (α-ARs) are not well defined. We performed a systematic review examining the roles of NE and α-ARs in MDD and schizophrenia. PubMed and ProQuest database searches were performed to identify English language papers published between 2008 and 2015. In total, 2,427 publications (PubMed, n = 669; ProQuest, n = 1,758) were identified...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325259/vitamin-d-analogues-potential-use-in-cancer-treatment
#14
REVIEW
Michael J Duffy, Alyson Murray, Naoise C Synnott, Norma O'Donovan, John Crown
The vitamin D receptor (VDR) is a member of the thyroid-steroid family of nuclear transcription factors. Following binding of the active form of vitamin D, i.e., 1,25(OH)2D3 (also known as calcitriol) and interaction with co-activators and co-repressors, VDR regulates the expression of several different genes. Although relatively little work has been carried out on VDR in human cancers, several epidemiological studies suggest that low circulating levels of vitamin D are associated with both an increased risk of developing specific cancer types and poor outcome in patients with specific diagnosed cancers...
April 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295452/presumed-lupus-erythematosus-cells-identified-in-bronchoalveolar-lavage-fluid-from-a-mexican-hairless-dog
#15
Laura J Black, Ashley C Hechler, Maura E Duffy, Sarah S K Beatty
A neutered male Mexican Hairless dog was presented for generalized weight loss and weakness. Initial laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging revealed thrombocytopenia and an interstitial to miliary lung pattern affecting all lung fields. Mild joint effusion was found on physical examination affecting the stifle, tarsal, carpal, and elbow joints. Examination of synovial fluid demonstrated an inflammatory polyarthropathy in 3 joints. Cytocentrifuged and direct preparations of the bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) fluid sample were made and cells consistent with lupus erythematosus (LE) cells and ragocytes were found...
March 13, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263462/omics-for-understanding-the-gut-liver-microbiome-axis-and-precision-medicine
#16
Jag Khalsa, Linda C Duffy, Gabriela Riscuta, Pamela Starke-Reed, Van S Hubbard
Human metabolic disease opens a new view to understanding the contribution of the intestinal microbiome to drug metabolism and drug-induced toxicity in gut-liver function. The gut microbiome, a key determinant of intestinal inflammation, also plays a direct role in chronic inflammation and liver disease. Gut bacterial communities directly metabolize certain drugs, reducing their bioavailability and influencing individual variation in drug response. In addition, some microbiome-produced compounds may affect drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics via altered expression of metabolizing enzymes and drug transporters or genes coding for drug target proteins, drug response phenotypes, and disease states...
March 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260944/a-famciclovir-celecoxib-combination-treatment-is-safe-and-efficacious-in-the-treatment-of-fibromyalgia
#17
William L Pridgen, Carol Duffy, Judy F Gendreau, R Michael Gendreau
OBJECTIVE: Infections and other stressors have been implicated in the development of fibromyalgia. We hypothesized that these stressors could result in recurrent reactivations of latent herpes virus infections, which could lead to the development of fibromyalgia. This study evaluated a famciclovir + celecoxib drug combination (IMC-1), active against suspected herpes virus reactivation and infection, for the treatment of fibromyalgia. METHODS: A total of 143 fibromyalgia patients were enrolled at 12 sites in a 16-week, double-blinded, placebo-controlled proof-of-concept trial...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254464/adra2b-deletion-variant-influences-time-dependent-effects-of-pre-learning-stress-on-long-term-memory
#18
Phillip R Zoladz, Alison M Dailey, Hannah E Nagle, Miranda K Fiely, Brianne E Mosley, Callie M Brown, Tessa J Duffy, Amanda R Scharf, McKenna B Earley, Boyd R Rorabaugh
Extensive work over the past few decades has shown that certain genetic variations interact with life events to confer increased susceptibility for the development of psychological disorders. The deletion variant of the ADRA2B gene, which has been associated with enhanced emotional memory and heightened amygdala responses to emotional stimuli, might confer increased susceptibility for the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or related phenotypes by increasing the likelihood of traumatic memory formation...
April 2017: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250051/systemic-autoimmunity-induced-by-the-tlr7-8-agonist-resiquimod-causes-myocarditis-and-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-a-new-mouse-model-of-autoimmune-heart-disease
#19
Muneer G Hasham, Nicoleta Baxan, Daniel J Stuckey, Jane Branca, Bryant Perkins, Oliver Dent, Ted Duffy, Tolani S Hameed, Sarah E Stella, Mohammed Bellahcene, Michael D Schneider, Sian E Harding, Nadia Rosenthal, Susanne Sattler
Systemic autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) show significant heart involvement and cardiovascular morbidity, which can be due to systemically increased levels of inflammation or direct autoreactivity targeting cardiac tissue. Despite high clinical relevance, cardiac damage secondary to systemic autoimmunity lacks inducible rodent models. Here, we characterise immune-mediated cardiac tissue damage in a new model of SLE induced by topical application of the Toll-like receptor 7/8 (TLR7/8) agonist Resiquimod...
March 1, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244914/investigation-of-taper-failure-in-a-contemporary-metal-on-metal-hip-arthroplasty-system-through-examination-of-unused-and-explanted-prostheses
#20
David Langton, Imran Ahmed, Peter Avery, Martin Bone, Nicholas Cooke, David Deehan, Patrick Duffy, Pedro Foguet, Stephen Green, James Holland, Anwar Jafri, Lee Longstaff, James Lord, Jonathan Loughead, R M Dominic Meek, Helen Murray, Ananda Nanu, A V F Nargol, Susan Claire Scholes, Raghavendra Prasad Sidaginamale, Susan Waller, Thomas Joyce
BACKGROUND: Large-diameter (≥36-mm) metal-on-metal (MoM) total hip replacements have been shown to fail at an unacceptably high rate. Globally, the DePuy Pinnacle prosthesis was the most widely used device of this type. There is evidence to suggest that one of the main reasons for the poor clinical performance of large-diameter MoM prostheses is the metal debris released from the head-stem taper junction-i.e., taper junction failure. The aim of this study was to investigate variation in the as-manufactured finish of the female taper surface and to determine its influence on material loss...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
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