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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537969/thoracic-epidural-analgesia-with-levobupivacaine-reduces-remifentanil-and-propofol-consumption-evaluated-by-closed-loop-titration-guided-by-the-bispectral-index-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Virginie Dumans-Nizard, Morgan Le Guen, Edouard Sage, Thierry Chazot, Marc Fischler, Ngai Liu
BACKGROUND: Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) combined with general anesthesia decreases anesthetic requirements by half when hemodynamic criteria are used for the titration of analgesia. We therefore determined the impact of TEA on anesthetic requirements, when a closed-loop controller was used allowing the automated coadministration of propofol-remifentanil guided solely by the Bispectral index. METHODS: This single-center double-blind study enrolled patients scheduled for elective posterolateral thoracotomy using TEA...
May 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535567/radiation-dose-and-procedure-time-for-994-ct-guided-spine-pain-control-procedures
#2
Matthew S Lazarus, Rebecca B Forman, Alan L Brook, Todd S Miller
BACKGROUND: Image guidance for spine pain control procedures, including epidural steroid injection, nerve root block, and facet block, can be performed with either computed tomography (CT) or conventional fluoroscopy. CT has the advantage of improved anatomic localization and use of air for contrast; however, there are concerns that CT leads to higher radiation dose and longer procedure time. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate procedure time and radiation dose for multiple types of spine pain control procedures performed under CT guidance...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535563/the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-selective-lumbar-decompression-in-diagnostic-doubt-patients-a-retrospective-control-study
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Li Xiaochuan, Cheng-Fan Zhong, Jian-Hua Tang, Rong-Wei Liang, Shao-Jian Luo, Chun-Ming Huang
BACKGROUND: Our previous study demonstrated that selective nerve root block (SNRB) can influence decision-making in lumbar surgery by guiding the selection of nerve roots targeted for decompression in diagnostic doubt patients (DDPs). However, further studies were needed to determine whether this selective decompression (SD) procedure would result in similar clinical outcomes and reduce the perioperative parameters and postoperative complications as compared to the non-selective decompression (NSD) procedure...
May 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535058/peo-ppo-diblock-copolymers-protect-myoblasts-from-hypo-osmotic-stress-in-vitro-dependent-on-copolymer-size-composition-and-architecture
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Mihee Kim, Karen J Haman, Evelyne M Houang, Wenjia Zhang, Demetris Yannopoulos, Joseph M Metzger, Frank S Bates, Benjamin J Hackel
Poloxamer 188, a triblock copolymer of poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) and poly(propylene oxide) (PPO), protects cellular membranes from various stresses. Though numerous block copolymer variants exist, evaluation of alternative architecture, composition, and size has been minimal. Herein, cultured murine myoblasts are exposed to the stresses of hypotonic shock and isotonic recovery, and membrane integrity was evaluated by quantifying release of lactate dehydrogenase. Comparative evaluation of a systematic set of PEO-PPO diblock and PEO-PPO-PEO triblock copolymers demonstrates that the diblock architecture can be protective in vitro...
May 23, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529449/photoacoustic-based-multimodal-nanoprobes-from-constructing-to-biological-applications
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REVIEW
Duyang Gao, Zhen Yuan
Multimodal nanoprobes have attracted intensive attentions since they can integrate various imaging modalities to obtain complementary merits of single modality. Meanwhile, recent interest in laser-induced photoacoustic imaging is rapidly growing due to its unique advantages in visualizing tissue structure and function with high spatial resolution and satisfactory imaging depth. In this review, we summarize multimodal nanoprobes involving photoacoustic imaging. In particular, we focus on the method to construct multimodal nanoprobes...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528536/efficacy-of-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-and-rectus-sheath-block-with-ropivacaine-and-dexmedetomidine-in-elderly-high-risk-patients-undergoing-emergency-abdominal-surgery
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Lili Xu, Zhiyong Hu, Jianjun Shen, Patrick M McQuillan
BACKGROUND: This study was designed to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) and rectus sheath (RS) blocks with ropivacaine and dexmedetomidine in elderly, high-risk patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery. METHODS: Sixty elderly patients undergoing emergency abdominal surgery receiving both bilateral ultrasound-guided TAP and RS blocks were randomly divided into two groups: R+D (10 ml of 0.25% ropivacaine+0...
May 19, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526750/pdgf-controls-contact-inhibition-of-locomotion-by-regulating-n-cadherin-during-neural-crest-migration
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Isabel Bahm, Elias H Barriga, Antonina Frolov, Eric Theveneau, Paul Frankel, Roberto Mayor
A fundamental property of neural crest (NC) migration is Contact inhibition of locomotion (CIL), a process by which cells change their direction of migration upon cell contact. CIL has been proven to be essential for NC migration in amphibian and zebrafish by controlling cell polarity in a cell contact dependent manner. Cell contact during CIL requires the participation of the cell adhesion molecule N-cadherin, which starts to be expressed by NC cells as a consequence of the switch between E- and N-cadherins during epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT)...
May 19, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526487/ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-injection-in-dogs-a-cadaveric-study
#8
Diego A Portela, Luis Campoy, Pablo E Otero, Manuel Martin-Flores, Robin D Gleed
OBJECTIVE: To describe ultrasound-visualized anatomy and the spread characteristics of a dye injected in the thoracic paravertebral (TPV) space under ultrasound guidance. STUDY DESIGN: Anatomic cadaver study. ANIMALS: Seven dog cadavers. METHODS: One cadaver was used to observe, identify, and describe the relevant TPV anatomy. In the remaining six, the left fifth TPV space was randomly assigned to be injected with either a low volume (LV; 0...
February 16, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526467/bloqueio-cir%C3%A3%C2%BArgico-do-plano-transverso-abdominal-versus-guiado-por-ultrassom-em-pacientes-obesas-ap%C3%A3-s-ces%C3%A3-rea-estudo-prospectivo-e-randomizado
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Aykut Urfalıoğlu, Murat Bakacak, Ömer Faruk Boran, Fatih Mehmet Yazar, Mahmut Arslan, Hafize Öksüz
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane block demonstrated efficacy in providing post-operative analgesia by prolonging the time to first analgesic requirement and reducing the total analgesic consumption. The surgical transversus abdominis plane block, a novel technique, can be performed safely in obese patients in whom muscle layers cannot be sufficiently exposed. Here, we compared applicability, efficacy and complications of surgical transversus abdominis plane and ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane blocks in obese pregnant women following cesarean section under general anesthesia...
May 16, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526464/-transient-horner-s-syndrome-after-single-shot-paravertebral-block
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Birzat Emre Gölboyu, Mürsel Ekinci, Pınar Karaca Baysal, Ayşe Nur Yeksan, Erkan Cem Çelik, Zeynep Bilgi, Murat Aksun
BACKGROUND: Thoracic paravertebral block can provide analgesia for unilateral chest surgery and is associated with a low complication rate. Horner syndrome also referred to as oculosympathetic paresis, is a classic neurologic constellation of ipsilateral blepharoptosis, pupillary miosis, and facial anhidrosis resulting from disruption of the sympathetic pathway supplying the head, eye, and neck. CASE REPORT: We present a patient with an ipsilateral transient Horner syndrome after ultrasound guided single shot of 15mL 0...
May 17, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525655/genetic-parameters-and-path-analysis-in-cowpea-genotypes-grown-in-the-cerrado-pantanal-ecotone
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K V Lopes, P E Teodoro, F A Silva, M T Silva, R L Fernandes, T C Rodrigues, T C Faria, A M Corrêa
Estimating genetic parameters in plant breeding allows us to know the population potential for selecting and designing strategies that can maximize the achievement of superior genotypes. The objective of this study was to evaluate the genetic potential of a population of 20 cowpea genotypes by estimating genetic parameters and path analysis among the traits to guide the selection strategies. The trial was conducted in randomized block design with four replications. Its morphophysiological components, components of green grain production and dry grain yield were estimated from genetic use and correlations between the traits...
May 18, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524820/chemical-structure-guided-design-of-dynapyrazoles-potent-cell-permeable-dynein-inhibitors-with-a-unique-mode-of-action
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Jonathan Baruch Steinman, Cristina C Santarossa, Rand M Miller, Lola S Yu, Anna S Serpinskaya, Hideki Furukawa, Sachie Morimoto, Yuta Tanaka, Mitsuyoshi Nishitani, Moriteru Asano, Ruta Zalyte, Alison E Ondrus, Alex G Johnson, Fan Ye, Maxence V Nachury, Yoshiyuki Fukase, Kazuyoshi Aso, Michael A Foley, Vladimir I Gelfand, James K Chen, Andrew P Carter, Tarun M Kapoor
Cytoplasmic dyneins are motor proteins in the AAA+ superfamily that power transport of cellular cargos towards microtubule minus-ends. Recently, ciliobrevins were reported as selective cell-permeable inhibitors of cytoplasmic dyneins. As is often true for first-in-class inhibitors, the use of ciliobrevins has been limited by low potency. Moreover, suboptimal chemical properties, such as the potential to isomerize, have hindered efforts to improve ciliobrevins. Here, we characterized the structure of ciliobrevins and designed conformationally-constrained isosteres...
May 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520682/progress-in-the-pathogenesis-and-treatment-of-cardiac-manifestations-of-neonatal-lupus
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Peter Izmirly, Amit Saxena, Jill P Buyon
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide new insights into pathogenesis, prevention and management of cardiac manifestations of neonatal lupus (cardiac neonatal lupus) and issues pertinent to all anti-SSA/Ro positive individuals of childbearing age. RECENT FINDINGS: Antibody specificity with high risk for cardiac neonatal lupus remains elusive, but high titers of Ro60, Ro52 or Ro52p200 antibodies appear to be required. Varying antibody specificities to the p200 region of Ro52 can induce first-degree block in a rodent model...
May 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520297/the-optimal-approach-for-a-superior-hypogastric-plexus-block
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Ji Won Choi, Won Ho Kim, Chul Joong Lee, Woo Seog Sim, Sukhee Park, Hyun Byung Chae
INTRODUCTION: Superior hypogastric plexus block (SHGPB) is technically difficult and accurate procedure is required to avoid potential complications. We attempted to determine the reference angles for fluoroscopy-assisted SHGPB and to establish a predictor that can guide to select optimal approach between classic posterior approach and transdiscal approach. METHODS: Abdomino-pelvic CT scans from 268 patients diagnosed with pelvic malignancies were examined. The oblique and axial angles needed for the fluoroscope were measured both for posterior and transdiscal approaches by simulating the needle trajectory on CT imaging...
May 18, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515517/a-clinical-comparison-between-0-5-levobupivacaine-and-0-5-levobupivacaine-with-dexamethasone-8-mg-combination-in-brachial-plexus-block-by-the-supraclavicular-approach
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Nibedita Pani, Sidharth Sraban Routray, Debasis Mishra, Basant Kumar Pradhan, Bishnu Prasad Mohapatra, Deepti Swain
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dexamethasone as an adjuvant to bupivacaine for supraclavicular brachial plexus (SCBP) block prolongs motor and sensory blockade. However, the effect of dexamethasone (8 mg) when added to levobupivacaine has not been well studied. This study was conducted to find out analgesic efficacy of dexamethasone as adjuvant to levobupivacaine in SCBP block. METHODS: Ultrasound- guided SCBP block was given to sixty patients, randomly assigned into two groups...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512101/novel-use-of-combination-of-electromyography-and-ultrasound-to-guide-quadratus-lumborum-block-after-open-appendicectomy
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Cormac F Mullins, Conor O'Brien, Therese C O'Connor
The quadratus lumborum (QL) block facilitates the administration of anaesthesia to the anterior abdominal wall. The use of ultrasound (US) improves the accuracy of the QL block and reduces the risk of adverse events. Electromyography (EMG) in combination with US for muscle plane blocks has not been described previously. We postulated that the addition of EMG-guided needle positioning might assist the execution of this block. This case report describes the first use of combined needle EMG and US to carry out a QL block performed for postoperative analgesia following an open appendicectomy...
May 15, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511909/discovery-and-structure-guided-fragment-linking-of-4-2-3-dichlorobenzoyl-1-methyl-pyrrole-2-carboxamide-as-a-pyruvate-kinase-m2-activator
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Yumi Matsui, Isao Yasumatsu, Takashi Asahi, Takahiro Kitamura, Kazuo Kanai, Osamu Ubukata, Hitoshi Hayasaka, Sachiko Takaishi, Hiroyuki Hanzawa, Shinichi Katakura
Tumor cells switch glucose metabolism to aerobic glycolysis by expressing the pyruvate kinase M2 isoform (PKM2) in a low active form, providing glycolytic intermediates as building blocks for biosynthetic processes, and thereby supporting cell proliferation. Activation of PKM2 should invert aerobic glycolysis to an oxidative metabolism and prevent cancer growth. Thus, PKM2 has gained attention as a promising cancer therapy target. To obtain novel PKM2 activators, we conducted a high-throughput screening (HTS)...
May 5, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499369/characterization-of-a-splice-site-mutation-in-the-tumor-suppressor-gene-flcn-associated-with-renal-cancer
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Malte P Bartram, Tripti Mishra, Nadine Reintjes, Francesca Fabretti, Hakam Gharbi, Alexander C Adam, Heike Göbel, Mareike Franke, Bernhard Schermer, Stefan Haneder, Thomas Benzing, Bodo B Beck, Roman-Ulrich Müller
BACKGROUND: Renal cell carcinoma is among the most prevalent malignancies. It is generally sporadic. However, genetic studies of rare familial forms have led to the identification of mutations in causative genes such as VHL and FLCN. Mutations in the FLCN gene are the cause of Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome, a rare tumor syndrome which is characterized by the combination of renal cell carcinoma, pneumothorax and skin tumors. METHODS: Using Sanger sequencing we identify a heterozygous splice-site mutation in FLCN in lymphocyte DNA of a patient suffering from renal cell carcinoma...
May 12, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494906/the-effect-of-morphine-added-to-bupivacaine-in-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-tap-block-for-postoperative-analgesia-following-lower-abdominal-cancer-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Fatma Adel El Sherif, Sahar Abdel-Baky Mohamed, Shereen Mamdouh Kamal
OBJECTIVES: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block used for management of surgical abdominal pain by injecting local anesthetics into the plane between the internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles. We aimed to explore the effect of adding morphine to bupivacaine in ultrasound guided TAP-block in patients undergoing lower abdominal cancer surgery. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, prospective study. Clinical trial identifier: NCT02566096. SETTING: Academic medical center...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494892/postoperative-analgesic-efficacy-of-single-shot-and-continuous-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Yun-Mi Choi, Gyeong-Jo Byeon, Soon-Ji Park, Young-Min Ok, Sang-Wook Shin, Kwangho Yang
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To compare the analgesic efficacy of ultrasound-guided single-shot and continuous transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block to that of IV-PCA in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled trial. SETTING: Post-anesthesia care unit and General ward. PATIENTS: 108 American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA) physical status I-II patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
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