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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239443/enantioselective-convergent-synthesis-of-the-ineleganolide-core-by-a-tandem-annulation-cascade
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Robert A Craig, Jennifer L Roizen, Russell C Smith, Amanda C Jones, Scott C Virgil, Brian M Stoltz
An enantioselective and diastereoselective approach toward the synthesis of the polycyclic norditerpenoid ineleganolide is disclosed. A palladium-catalyzed enantioselective allylic alkylation is employed to stereoselectively construct the requisite chiral tertiary ether and facilitate the synthesis of a 1,3-cis-cyclopentenediol building block. Careful substrate design enabled the convergent assembly of the ineleganolide [6,7,5,5]-tetracyclic scaffold by a diastereoselective cyclopropanation-Cope rearrangement cascade under unusually mild conditions...
January 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237684/effects-of-dexmedetomidine-combined-with-ropivacaine-on-sciatic-and-femoral-nerve-blockade-in-dogs
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Thomas A Trein, Beatriz P Floriano, Juliana T Wagatsuma, Joana Z Ferreira, Guilherme L da Silva, Paulo S P Dos Santos, Sílvia H V Perri, Valéria Nls Oliva
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate motor and sensory blockade of combining dexmedetomidine with ropivacaine, administered perineurally or systemically, for femoral and sciatic nerve blocks in conscious dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized, controlled, experimental study. ANIMALS: Seven healthy Beagle dogs, aged 3.3 ± 0.1 years and weighing 11.0 ± 2.4 kg. METHODS: Dogs were anesthetized with isoflurane on three separate occasions for unilateral femoral and sciatic nerve blocks and were administered the following treatments in random order: perineural ropivacaine 0...
February 22, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237668/mathematical-modeling-of-hiv-like-particle-assembly-in-vitro
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Yuewu Liu, Xiufen Zou
In vitro, the recombinant HIV-1 Gag protein can generate spherical particles with a diameter of 25-30 nm in a fully defined system. It has approximately 80 building blocks, and its intermediates for assembly are abundant in geometry. Accordingly, there are a large number of nonlinear equations in the classical model. Therefore, it is difficult to compute values of geometry parameters for intermediates and make the mathematical analysis using the model. In this work, we develop a new model of HIV-like particle assembly in vitro by using six-fold symmetry of HIV-like particle assembly to decrease the number of geometry parameters...
February 22, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236990/-how-to-evaluate-side-effects-in-a-clinical-trial
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M Maurel, R Belzeaux, M Adida, J-M Azorin
Adverse effects of psychotropic medications must be systematically assessed during a clinical trial. This systematic and mandatory evaluation, for the patient safety first, will also allow to establish for the tested molecule, an efficiency/tolerance ratio which could be compared to preexisting medications, and guide the clinician prescriptions. These side effects are closely related to the pharmacological profile of the tested molecule, in particular its monoamine binding profile. Antipsychotics are taken as an example, with a focus on classical clinical side effects related to each monoamine transmission blocking...
December 2016: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235529/dexmedetomidine-decreases-the-required-amount-of-bupivacaine-for-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-pediatrics-patients-a-randomized-study
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Rehab Abdel Raof, Shahira Ahmed El Metainy, Doaa Abou Alia, Moataza Abdel Wahab
BACKGROUND: The effect of dexmedetomidine on the potency of bupivacaine for transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block in pediatric patients has not been investigated. STUDY OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of dexmedetomidine to decrease the concentration of bupivacaine needed for analgesia for ultrasound-guided TAP block in a pediatric patient undergoing hernia repair or hydrocelectomy. DESIGN: This is a randomized, double-blind, up-down, dose-finding study...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235509/management-of-isolated-infraorbital-neuralgia-by-ultrasound-guided-infraorbital-nerve-block-with-combination-of-steroid-and-local-anesthetic
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Oya Y Cok, Sinan Deniz, H Evren Eker, Levent Oguzkurt, Anis Aribogan
Patients with isolated peripheral branch neuralgia of trigeminal nerve usually receive traditional treatment such as medical therapy and interventional procedures targeting the entire trigeminal nerve or related ganglions. However, if the intractable pain is limited to a certain branch, the patient may also benefit from a peripheral and nerve-targeted interventional approach. Here, we report the management of a patient with isolated infraorbital neuralgia by ultrasound-guided infraorbital nerve block with steroid and local anesthetic combination...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235506/effective-volumes-of-1-5-mepivacaine-with-different-sodium-concentration-for-ultrasound-guided-popliteal-block
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Mercedes López, Miguel Calvo, Azahara Sancho, Nicolas Brogly, Emilia Guasch, Fernando Gilsanz
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine if a solution of 1.5% mepivacaine diluted with 5% dextrose, which decreases the sodium concentration by 30%, results in reduced volume requirements for a complete sensory block, in the case of an ultrasound guided popliteal nerve block. DESIGN: A randomized controlled study. SETTING: Operating room. PATIENTS: We included seventy ASA 1-3 patients, undergoing unilateral "hallux valgus" repair under ultrasound guided popliteal nerve block...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235493/ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-postoperative-analgesia-in-living-liver-donors-a-prospective-randomized-double-blinded-clinical-trial
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Arzu Kıtlık, Mehmet Ali Erdogan, Ulku Ozgul, Mustafa Said Aydogan, Muharrem Ucar, Huseyin Ilksen Toprak, Cemil Colak, Mahmut Durmus
BACKGROUND: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a peripheral nerve block that reduces postoperative pain, nausea, vomiting and the need for postoperative opioids following various types of abdominal surgery. The primary aim of the present study was to evaluate the effects of TAP block on postoperative analgesia and opioid consumption in living liver donors in whom a right "J" abdominal incision was used. METHODS: This prospective, double-blinded, randomized controlled study was conducted with 50 living liver donors, aged 18-65years, who were scheduled to undergo right hepatectomy...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235492/anesthesia-management-with-ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-for-donor-nephrectomy-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Ozlem Yenidünya, Huseyin Yuce Bircan, Dilek Altun, Ismail Caymaz, Alp Demirag, Ayda Turkoz
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block intraoperatively and 24 hours postoperatively in patients undergoing donor nephrectomy. DESIGN: Prospective randomized controlled study. SETTING: Private foundation university hospital; November 2014 to June 2015. PATIENTS: Thirty-two patients undergoing donor nephrectomy (exclusion criteria: coagulation disorders, allergy to local anesthetics, and unwillingness to participate)...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227145/towards-an-implantable-bio-sensor-platform-for-continuous-real-time-monitoring-of-anti-epileptic-drugs
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Abbas Hammoud, Ahmad Chamseddine, Dang K Nguyen, Mohamad Sawan, Abbas Hammoud, Ahmad Chamseddine, Dang K Nguyen, Mohamad Sawan, Mohamad Sawan, Abbas Hammoud, Dang K Nguyen
The need of continuous real-time monitoring device for in-vivo drug level detection has been widely articulated lately. Such monitoring could guide drug posology and timing of intake, detect low or high drug levels, in order to take adequate measures, and give clinicians a valuable window into patients' health and their response to therapeutics. This paper presents a novel implantable bio-sensor based on impedance measurement capable of continuously monitoring various antiepileptic drug levels. This portable point-of-care microsystem replaces large and stationary conventional macrosystems, and is a one of a kind system designed with an array of electrodes to monitor various anti-epileptic drugs rather than one drug...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225261/structural-color-for-additive-manufacturing-3d-printed-photonic-crystals-from-block-copolymers
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Bret M Boyle, Tracy A French, Ryan Michael Pearson, Blaine G McCarthy, Garret M Miyake
The incorporation of structural color into 3D printed parts is reported, presenting an alternative to the need for pigments or dyes for colored parts produced through additive manufacturing. Thermoplastic build materials composed of dendritic block copolymers were designed, synthesized, and used to additively manufacture plastic parts exhibiting structural color. The reflection properties of the photonic crystals arise from the periodic nanostructure formed through block copolymer self-assembly during polymer processing...
February 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222631/analgesic-effects-of-ultrasound-guided-transverse-abdominis-plane-block-using-different-volumes-and-concentrations-of-local-analgesics-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Ayça Sultan Şahin, Necmiye Ay, Nuri Alper Şahbaz, Mehlika Kocabaş Akay, Yavuz Demiraran, Abdurrahim Derbent
Objective To evaluate the effects of an ultrasound-guided transverse abdominis plane (US-TAP) block used for postoperative pain relief by comparing the efficacy of two different volumes/concentrations of the local anaesthetic bupivacaine in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomies. Methods This randomized study enrolled patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomies. They were randomized to two groups: group A received a 20 ml US-TAP block (50 mg bupivacaine +10 ml saline solution) and group B received a 30 ml US-TAP block (50 mg bupivacaine + 20 ml saline solution)...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218910/a-mechanically-active-heterotypic-e-cadherin-n-cadherin-adhesion-enables-fibroblasts-to%C3%A2-drive-cancer-cell-invasion
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Anna Labernadie, Takuya Kato, Agustí Brugués, Xavier Serra-Picamal, Stefanie Derzsi, Esther Arwert, Anne Weston, Victor González-Tarragó, Alberto Elosegui-Artola, Lorenzo Albertazzi, Jordi Alcaraz, Pere Roca-Cusachs, Erik Sahai, Xavier Trepat
Cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) promote tumour invasion and metastasis. We show that CAFs exert a physical force on cancer cells that enables their collective invasion. Force transmission is mediated by a heterophilic adhesion involving N-cadherin at the CAF membrane and E-cadherin at the cancer cell membrane. This adhesion is mechanically active; when subjected to force it triggers β-catenin recruitment and adhesion reinforcement dependent on α-catenin/vinculin interaction. Impairment of E-cadherin/N-cadherin adhesion abrogates the ability of CAFs to guide collective cell migration and blocks cancer cell invasion...
February 20, 2017: Nature Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217069/can-ultrasound-guided-subcostal-transverse-abdominis-plane-block-be-used-as-sole-anesthetic-technique
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Pooja Bihani, Pradeep Bhatia, Swati Chhabra, Pradeepika Gangwar
Subcostal transverse abdominis plane (TAP) block anesthetizes area of the abdomen with cutaneous innervation of T6-T10 dermatomes. These abdominal field blocks become very advantageous when cardiac patient presents for noncardiac surgeries as sole anesthetic or as a part of multimodal anesthesia. A 58-year-male came for open surgical repair of subxiphoid incisional hernia developed post coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Echocardiography showed hypokinesia of left ventricle (LV) in the left anterior descending (LAD) artery territory, dilated LV, and ejection fraction of 30%, and coronary angiography after 6 months of CABG showed 70% stenosis of LAD...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217059/ultrasound-guided-axillary-brachial-plexus-block-versus-local-infiltration-anesthesia-for-arteriovenous-fistula-creation-at-the-forearm-for-hemodialysis-in-patients-with-chronic-renal-failure
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W H Nofal, S M El Fawal, A A Shoukry, Eas Sabek, Wfa Malak
BACKGROUND: The primary failure rate for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation under local anesthesia for hemodialysis is about 30%. Axillary brachial plexus block (BPB) may improve blood flow through blood vessels used in fistula creation; it may improve the AVF blood flow and thus may reduce the primary failure rate after 3 months. METHODS: Hundred and forty patients with chronic renal failure scheduled for AVF creation for hemodialysis were divided into two equal groups; Group 1 (AxBP-G) received ultrasound (US) guided axillary BPB, and Group 2 (LI-G) received local infiltration...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217056/preprocedural-ultrasound-examination-versus-manual-palpation-for-thoracic-epidural-catheter-insertion
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Ahmed M Hasanin, Ali M Mokhtar, Shereen M Amin, Ahmed A Sayed
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ultrasound imaging before neuraxial blocks was reported to improve the ease of insertion and minimize the traumatic trials. However, the data about the use of ultrasound in thoracic epidural block are scanty. In this study, pre-insertion ultrasound scanning was compared to traditional manual palpation technique for insertion of the thoracic epidural catheter in abdominal operations. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Forty-eight patients scheduled to midline laparotomy under combined general anesthesia with thoracic epidural analgesia were included in the study...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217055/ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-what-are-the-benefits-of-adding-dexmedetomidine-to-ropivacaine
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Manjaree Mishra, Shashi Prakash Mishra, Somendra Pal Singh
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has recently come up as a modality to take care of postoperative pain. It can somewhat avoid the use of intravenous opioid analgesics and hence to avoid its complications. We have performed a prospective, double-blinded, randomized study to assess the analgesic effect of adding dexmedetomidine to local ropivacaine on TAP block for patients undergoing lower abdominal surgeries. AIM: The aim is to assess whether addition of dexmedetomidine to ropivacaine may bring some improvements to the analgesic efficacy of TAP blocks in patients undergoing lower abdominal surgeries...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215966/does-patient-perception-differ-following-adductor-canal-block-and-femoral-nerve-block-in-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-simultaneous-bilateral-randomized-study
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Hyun J Koh, In J Koh, Man S Kim, Keun Y Choi, Hyeon U Jo, Yong In
BACKGROUND: Femoral nerve block (FNB) has been used as part of the multimodal analgesia after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), but leads to weakness in the quadriceps muscles. Recently, adductor canal block (ACB) was reported to provide effective pain relief while sparing the strength of the quadriceps. This simultaneous bilateral randomized study investigated whether patients perceived differences between ACB and the FNB after same-day bilateral TKA. METHODS: We performed a prospective simultaneous bilateral randomized study in 50 patients scheduled to undergo same-day bilateral TKA...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213446/acetylcholine-release-in-prefrontal-cortex-promotes-gamma-oscillations-and-theta-gamma-coupling-during-cue-detection
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W M Howe, H J Gritton, N Lusk, Erik A Roberts, Vaughn L Hetrick, Joshua D Berke, Martin Sarter
The capacity for using external cues to guide behavior ("cue detection") constitutes an essential aspect of attention and goal-directed behavior. The cortical cholinergic input system, via phasic increases in prefrontal acetylcholine release, plays an essential role in attention by mediating such cue detection. However, the relationship between cholinergic signaling during cue detection and neural activity dynamics in prefrontal networks remains unclear. Here we combined sub-second measures of cholinergic signaling, neurophysiological recordings, and cholinergic receptor blockade to delineate the cholinergic contributions to prefrontal oscillations during cue detection in rats...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213055/electrophysiological-measurements-that-can-explain-and-guide-temporary-accelerated-pacing-to-avert-re-occurrence-of-torsade-de-pointes-arrhythmias-in-the-canine-chronic-atrioventricular-block-model
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Sofieke C Wijers, Alexandre Bossu, Albert Dunnink, Jet D M Beekman, Rosanne Varkevisser, Alfonso Aranda Hernández, Mathias Meine, Marc A Vos
BACKGROUND: Pacing at higher rates is known to suppress Torsade de Pointes (TdP) arrhythmias. Nevertheless, exact application and mechanism need further clarification. In the anesthetized, canine, chronic atrioventricular block model, ventricular remodeling is responsible for a high and reproducible incidence of TdP upon a challenge with dofetilide. OBJECTIVE: We used this model to investigate by what mechanism accelerated pacing averts TdP and what repolarization parameter could be used to guide temporary applied accelerated pacing (TAP)...
February 14, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
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