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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437625/imaging-guided-synergetic-therapy-of-orthotopic-transplantation-tumor-by-superselectively-arterial-administration-of-microwave-induced-microcapsules
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Shunsong Tang, Changhui Fu, Longfei Tan, Tianlong Liu, Jingsong Mao, Xiangling Ren, Hongying Su, Dan Long, Qianqian Chai, Zhongbing Huang, Xudong Chen, Jingzhuo Wang, Jun Ren, Xianwei Meng
It is an ambitious target to improve overall Hepatocellular Carcinoma therapeutic effects. Recently, MW ablation has emerged as a powerful thermal ablation technique, affording favorable survival with excellent local tumor control. To achieve better therapeutic effects of MW ablation, MW sensitizers are prepared for enhanced MW ablation to preferentially heat tumor territory. However, it is still not practicable for treatment of the orthotopic transplantation tumor. Herein, biocompatible and degradable methoxy poly(ethylene glycol)-poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (mPEG-PLGA) microcapsules with hierarchical structure have been designed for microwave-induced tumor therapy...
April 14, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437209/conversations-about-goals-and-values-are-feasible-and-acceptable-in-long-term-acute-care-hospitals-a-pilot-study
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Daniela J Lamas, Robert L Owens, R Nicholas Nace, Anthony F Massaro, Nathan J Pertsch, Susan T Moore, Rachelle E Bernacki, Susan D Block
RATIONALE: The chronically critically ill have survived acute critical illness but require prolonged mechanical ventilation. These patients are frequently transferred from acute care to long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) for prolonged recovery, yet many suffer setbacks requiring readmission to acute care. The patient's relatively improved condition while at the LTACH might be an opportunity for communication regarding care goals; however, there have been no prior studies of the feasibility of such conversations in the LTACH...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435344/development-of-performance-and-error-metrics-for-ultrasound-guided-axillary-brachial-plexus-block
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Osman M Ahmed, Brian D O'Donnell, Anthony G Gallagher, George D Shorten
PURPOSE: Change in the landscape of medical education coupled with a paradigm shift toward outcome-based training mandates the trainee to demonstrate specific predefined performance benchmarks in order to progress through training. A valid and reliable assessment tool is a prerequisite for this process. The objective of this study was to characterize ultrasound-guided axillary brachial plexus block to develop performance and error metrics and to verify face and content validity using a modified Delphi method...
2017: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434463/effects-of-prenatal-yoga-on-women-s-stress-and-immune-function-across-pregnancy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Pao-Ju Chen, Luke Yang, Cheng-Chen Chou, Chia-Chi Li, Yu-Cune Chang, Jen-Jiuan Liaw
OBJECTIVE: The effects of prenatal yoga on biological indicators have not been widely studied. Thus, we compared changes in stress and immunity salivary biomarkers from 16 to 36 weeks' gestation between women receiving prenatal yoga and those receiving routine prenatal care. DESIGN: For this longitudinal, prospective, randomized controlled trial, we recruited 94 healthy pregnant women at 16 weeks' gestation through convenience sampling from a prenatal clinic in Taipei...
April 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434187/ultrasound-guided-intra-articular-injection-of-the-radio-ulnar-radio-humeral-joints-and-ultrasound-guided-dry-needling-of-the-affected-limb-muscles-to-relieve-fixed-pronation-deformity-and-myofascial-issues-around-the-shoulder-in-a-case-of-complex-regional
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Renuka Pai, Lakshmi Vas
BACKGROUND: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) occurs due to different pathophysiological mechanisms. Presently there is no description of definitive treatment that can resolve the especially recalcitrant motor issues of disability in CRPS-1. CASE REPORT: We have herein described the successful management of motor disability with a multi-modal approach in a patient with CRPS-1 that occurred as a result of a fracture sustained in the lower end of the radius. Sensory/sudomotor/vasomotor symptoms were relieved completely by medications and stellate ganglion block, in two weeks...
April 23, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433200/the-case-against-performing-pleural-biopsies-for-the-aetiological-diagnosis-of-exudates
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J M Porcel
In most cases, the etiological diagnosis of pleural exudates does not require a pleural biopsy. However, when it is considered necessary, the biopsy should seldom be conducted using invasive methods such as thoracoscopy. Two paradigmatic examples are pleural tuberculosis and malignant effusions. In many centres, pleural fluid adenosine deaminase measurement has replaced closed pleural biopsies in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. Similarly, pathological and molecular studies on pleural fluid cell blocks or alternatively, image-guided pleural biopsies have drastically reduced the need for thoracoscopy...
April 19, 2017: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432602/sphenopalatine-ganglion-block-in-the-management-of-chronic-headaches
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REVIEW
Jeffery Mojica, Bi Mo, Andrew Ng
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) block has been used by clinicians in the treatment of a variety of headache disorders, facial pain syndromes, and other facial neuralgias. The sensory and autonomic fibers that travel through the SPG provided the scientific rationale for symptoms associated with these head and neck syndromes. Yet, despite the elucidation of this pathogenic target, the optimal method to block its pain-producing properties has not been determined. Clinicians have developed various invasive and non-invasive techniques, each of which has shown variable rates of success...
June 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430197/g-quadruplex-organic-frameworks
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Yi-Lin Wu, Noah E Horwitz, Kan-Sheng Chen, Diego A Gomez-Gualdron, Norman S Luu, Lin Ma, Timothy C Wang, Mark C Hersam, Joseph T Hupp, Omar K Farha, Randall Q Snurr, Michael R Wasielewski
Two-dimensional covalent organic frameworks often π stack into crystalline solids that allow precise spatial positioning of molecular building blocks. Inspired by the hydrogen-bonded G-quadruplexes found frequently in guanine-rich DNA, here we show that this structural motif can be exploited to guide the self-assembly of naphthalene diimide and perylene diimide electron acceptors end-capped with two guanine electron donors into crystalline G-quadruplex-based organic frameworks, wherein the electron donors and acceptors form ordered, segregated π-stacked arrays...
May 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422871/ultrasound-versus-fluoroscopy-guided-medial-branch-block-for-the-treatment-of-lower-lumbar-facet-joint-pain-a-retrospective-comparative-study
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Seung Hoon Han, Ki Deok Park, Kyoung Rai Cho, Yongbum Park
The aim of this study was to compare the mid-term effects and benefits of ultrasound (US)-guided and fluoroscopy (FL)-guided medial branch blocks (MBBs) for chronic lower lumbar facet joint pain through pain relief, functional improvement, and injection efficiency evaluation.Patients with chronic lumbar facet joint pain who received US (n = 68) or FL-guided MBBs (n = 78) were included in this retrospective study. All procedures were performed under FL or US guidance. Complication frequency, therapeutic effects, functional improvement, and the injection efficiency of MBBs were compared at 1, 3, and 6 months after the last injection...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421316/comparison-of-the-coracoid-and-retroclavicular-approaches-for-ultrasound-guided-infraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block
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Nilgun Kavrut Ozturk, Ali Sait Kavakli
PURPOSE: This prospective randomized study compared the coracoid and retroclavicular approaches to ultrasound-guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block (IBPB) in terms of needle tip and shaft visibility and quality of block. We hypothesized that the retroclavicular approach would increase needle tip and shaft visibility and decrease the number of needle passes compared to the coracoid approach. METHODS: A total of 100 adult patients who received IBPB block for upper limb surgery were randomized into two groups: a coracoid approach group (group C) and a retroclavicular approach group (group R)...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420906/comparison-of-ultrasound-and-ultrasound-plus-nerve-stimulator-guidance-axillary-plexus-block
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Gokhan Demirelli, Semih Baskan, Isil Karabeyoglu, Ismail Aytac, Dilsen Hatice Ornek, Alper Erdogmus, Mustafa Baydar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the characteristics of axillary plexus blockade applied using ultrasound only and using ultrasound together with nerve stimulator in patients undergoing planned forearm, wrist or hand surgery. METHODS: This randomised, prospective, double-blinded, single-centre study was conducted at Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, from November 2014 to August 2015, and comprised patients undergoing forearm, wrist or hand surgery...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420679/tumor-microenvironment-targeting-and-responsive-peptide-based-nanoformulations-for-improved-tumor-therapy
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Hao Qin, Yanping Ding, Ayeesha Mujeeb, Ying Zhao, Guangjun Nie
Tumor microenvironment participates in all stages of tumor progression and has emerged as a promising therapeutic target for cancer therapy. Rapid progress in the field of molecular self-assembly using various biological molecules has resulted in the fabrication of nanoformulations, specifically targeting and regulating the microenvironment components to inhibit tumor malignancies. This inhibition process is based on the differentiating biophysicochemical cues guiding tumor and normal tissue microenvironments...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416174/-ultrasound-guided-quadratus-lumborum-block-for-analgesia-after-cesarean-delivery-case-series
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Ilana Sebbag, Fatemah Qasem, Shalini Dhir
INTRODUCTION: The majority of women having planned cesarean section receive spinal anesthesia for the procedure. Typically, spinal opioids are administered during the same time as a component of multimodal analgesia to provide pain relief in the 16-24h period postoperatively. The quadratus lumborum block is a regional analgesic technique that blocks T5-L1 nerve branches and has an evolving role in postoperative analgesia for lower abdominal surgeries and may be a potential alternative to spinal opioids...
April 14, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413429/falling-under-the-umbrella-cells-a-single-institutional-experience-and-literature-review-of-urothelial-carcinoma-presenting-as-a-primary-pancreatic-mass-on-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration
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Michael Chambers, Konrad Krall, Shantel Hébert-Magee
Metastases to the pancreas are much less common than primary pancreatic lesions, and there are few reports in the literature of metastatic urothelial carcinoma (UC) found in the pancreas. We report two cases of metastatic UC mimicking a primary pancreatic lesion. Two female patients, aged 48 and 83 years, presented with isolated pancreatic lesions causing obstructive jaundice suspicious for pancreatic adenocarcinoma and underwent endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) with rapid on-site evaluation (ROSE)...
2017: CytoJournal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408712/peritoneal-dialysis-catheter-surgery-using-transversus-abdominis-plane-block
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Dean Markić, Božidar Vujičić, Mladen Ivanovski, Kristian Krpina, Antun Gršković, Dražen Rahelić, Nino Rubinić, Željko Župan, Hrvoje Lasić, Mauro Materljan, Sanjin Rački
♦Background: Peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter surgery can be performed using regional anesthesia. We present our PD catheter placement and extraction experience using ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block. ♦ Methods: In the present study, we analyzed 74 patients from our center with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who underwent PD catheter placement (60 patients) and removal (14 patients) using a TAP block between June 2011 and December 2015. ♦ Results: The TAP block was successful for 55/60 (91...
April 13, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407718/perspectives-on-tactile-intervention-for-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-framework-to-guide-clinical-reasoning-and-future-research
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Megan L Auld, Leanne M Johnston
PURPOSE: Many children with cerebral palsy (CP) are known to experience tactile impairments. Research evaluating specific interventions to manage this is, however, minimal. This paper seeks to consolidate current literature and provide a framework to help clinicians and researchers think strategically about tactile treatment selection and future research planning. METHOD: The framework is described via a novel analogy - "The Apartment Block Theory". The theory describes the relative effectiveness of three intervention strategies aimed at overcoming a poorly responsive tactile system: (1) Pressing the buzzer - providing repeated passive tactile stimulation at the periphery; (2) Sneaking in the door - providing active tactile-enhanced motor training that capitalises on the opportunity to provide high-dose tactile input during motor interventions; and (3) Connecting another way - providing visually enhanced touch strategies with the aim of enhancing tactile function, which can be compared to phoning the apartment as an alternative to using the buzzer...
April 14, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407247/using-the-21-gene-assay-from-core-needle-biopsies-to-choose-neoadjuvant-therapy-for-breast-cancer-a-multicenter-trial
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Harry D Bear, Wen Wan, André Robidoux, Peter Rubin, Steven Limentani, Richard L White, James Granfortuna, Judith O Hopkins, Dwight Oldham, Angel Rodriguez, Amy P Sing
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesized that the Oncotype Dx(®) 21-gene Recurrence Score (RS) could guide neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NST) to facilitate breast conserving surgery (BCS) for hormone receptor positive (HR+) breast cancers. METHODS: This study enrolled patients with HR+, HER2-negative, invasive breast cancers not suitable for BCS (size ≥ 2 cm). Core needle biopsy blocks were tested. For tumors with RS < 11, patients received hormonal therapy (NHT); patients with RS > 25 tumors received chemotherapy (NCT); patients with RS 11-25 were randomized to NHT or NCT...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406299/discovery-and-optimization-of-isoquinoline-ethyl-ureas-as-antibacterial-agents
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Philippe Panchaud, Thierry Bruyère, Anne-Catherine Blumstein, Daniel Bur, Alain Chambovey, Eric A Ertel, Markus Gude, Christian Hubschwerlen, Loïc Jacob, Thierry Kimmerlin, Thomas Pfeifer, Lars Prade, Peter Seiler, Daniel Ritz, Georg Rueedi
Our strategy to combat resistant bacteria consisted of targeting the GyrB/ParE ATP-binding sites located on bacterial DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV and not utilized by marketed antibiotics. Screening around the minimal ethyl urea binding motif led to the identification of isoquinoline ethyl urea 13 as a promising starting point for fragment evolution. The optimization was guided by structure-based design and focused on antibacterial activity in vitro and in vivo, culminating in the discovery of unprecedented substituents able to interact with conserved residues within the ATP-binding site...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405670/a-long-acting-pai-1-inhibitor-reduce-thrombus-formation
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Shuangzhou Peng, Guangpu Xue, Lihu Gong, Chao Fang, Jingfei Chen, Cai Yuan, Zhuo Chen, Lishan Yao, Bruce Furie, Mingdong Huang
Plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) is the main inhibitor of tissue-type and urokinase-type plasminogen activators (t/uPA) and plays an important role in the fibrinolytic system. Inhibition of PAI-1 activity prevents thrombosis and accelerates fibrinolysis, indicating that PAI-1 inhibitors may be used as effective antithrombotic agents. We previously designed a PAI-1 inhibitor (PAItrap) which is a variant of inactivated urokinase protease domain. In the present study, we tried to fuse PAItrap with human serum albumin (HSA) to develop a long-acting PAI-1 inhibitor...
April 13, 2017: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405040/a-dose-finding-randomised-controlled-trial-of-magnesium-sulphate-as-an-adjuvant-in-ultrasound-guided-supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block
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Versha Verma, Shelly Rana, Sudarshan Kumar Chaudhary, Jai Singh, Ravinder Kumar Verma, Saloni Sood
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Magnesium sulphate (MgSO4) has been used as an adjuvant in brachial plexus block with encouraging results; however, there is no consensus regarding its optimal dose. Thereby, we compared the efficacy of two doses of MgSO4 as an adjuvant in ultrasound (USG) guided supraclavicular brachial plexus block. METHODS: Ninety patients, aged 20-60 years, belonging to American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status 1 or 2, were given USG-guided supraclavicular block...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
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