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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099118/assessment-of-autoantibodies-to-interferon-%C3%AF-in-patients-with-autoimmune-polyendocrine-syndrome-type-1-using-a-new-immunoprecipitation-assay
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Maria Del Pilar Larosa, Rachel Mackenzie, Peter Burne, Silvia Garelli, Susi Barollo, Stefano Masiero, Beatrice Rubin, Shu Chen, Jadwiga Furmaniak, Corrado Betterle, Bernard Rees Smith
BACKGROUND: Measurements of autoantibodies to interferon ω (IFN-ω) in patients with autoimmune polyglandular syndrome type 1 (APS-1) were performed using a new immunoprecipitation assay (IPA) based on 125I-labeled IFN-ω. METHODS: We have developed and validated a new IPA based on 125I-labeled IFN-ω. Sera from 78 patients (aged 3-78 years) with clinically diagnosed APS-1, 35 first degree relatives, 323 patients with other adrenal or non-adrenal autoimmune diseases and 84 healthy blood donors were used in the study...
January 18, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092754/public-participation-gis-for-improving-wood-burning-emissions-from-residential-heating-and-urban-environmental-management
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Susana López-Aparicio, Matthias Vogt, Philipp Schneider, Maarit Kahila-Tani, Anna Broberg
A crowdsourcing study supported by a public participation GIS tool was designed and carried out in two Norwegian regions. The aim was to improve the knowledge about emissions from wood burning for residential heating in urban areas based on the collection of citizens' localized insights. We focus on three main issues: 1) type of dwelling and residential heating source; 2) wood consumption and type of wood appliances; and 3) citizens' perception of the urban environment. Our study shows the importance of wood burning for residential heating, and of the resulted particle emissions, in Norwegian urban areas...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088439/antimicrobial-activity-of-photodynamic-therapy-in-combination-with-colistin-against-a-pan-drug-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolated-from-burn-patient
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Ebrahim Boluki, Hossein Kazemian, Hadi Peeridogaheh, Mohammad Yousef Alikhani, Sima Shahabi, Leili Beytollahi, Roghayeh Ghorbanzadeh
Nosocomially-acquired multi-, extensively-, and pandrug resistant (MDR, XDR, and PDR) strains of microorganisms such as Acinetobacter baumannii remain a serious cause of infection and septic mortality in burn patients. Treatment of patients with nosocomial burn wound infections is often complicated by drug-resistant strains of A. baumannii. Today, many researchers are focusing on the investigation of novel non-antibiotic strategies such as photodynamic therapy (PDT). We report a new PDT strategy that suppresses colistin resistance in PDR A...
January 11, 2017: Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077210/spatial-temporal-and-multi-media-variations-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-in-a-highly-urbanized-river-from-south-china
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Di Zhang, Jun-Jian Wang, Hong-Gang Ni, Hui Zeng
Comprehensive studies on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) within an urban river are urgently needed to carry out strategies to limit their contamination and dispersal. Here, we analyzed 16 PAH occurrences in water, suspended particulate matter (SPM), and sediment monthly for a year in the Maozhou River mainstream (Shenzhen, South China). Monthly rainfall positively correlated with both total PAH concentrations in filtered water (water PAHs) and SPM. Sediment PAH concentration increased from the river source to estuary...
January 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071906/single-conformation-spectroscopy-of-suberoylanilide-hydroxamic-acid-saha-a-molecule-bites-its-tail
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Di Zhang, Karl N Blodgett, Xiao Zhu, Timothy S Zwier
Suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid (C6H5NHCO(CH2)6CONHOH, SAHA) is a histone deacetylase inhibitor that causes growth arrest and differentiation of many tumor types and is an approved drug for the treatment of cancer. With a hydrogen-bonding amide group adjacent to its phenyl ring "head", and a hydroxamic acid group at the "tail" end of a C6 alkyl chain linker, SAHA possesses an interesting potential energy landscape to be probed by single-conformation methods. The alkyl chain's preference for extended structures is in competition with tail-to-head (T-H) or head-to-tail (H-T) hydrogen bonds between the amide and hydroxamic acid groups...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069337/erratum-to-non-palpable-incidentally-found-testicular-tumors-differentiation-between-benign-malignant-and-burned-out-tumors-using-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-eur-j-radiol-85-11-2016-2072-2082
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Imane El Sanharawi, Jean-Michel Correas, Ludivine Glas, Sophie Ferlicot, Vincent Izard, Béatrice Ducot, Marie-France Bellin, Gérard Benoît, Laurence Rocher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067605/near-death-experiences-posttraumatic-growth-and-life-satisfaction-among-burn-survivors
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David Royse, Karen Badger
Survivors of large burns may face positive and negative psychological after-effects from close-to-death injuries. This study is the first to examine their near-death experiences (NDEs) and posttraumatic growth (PTG) and life satisfaction afterwards. With an available sample of 92 burn survivors, half met the criteria for an NDE using an objective scale. Those who indicated religion was a source of strength and comfort had high scores on life satisfaction, PTG, and the NDE Scale. Individuals with larger burns reported greater PTG than those with smaller total body surface area burned (TBSA)...
January 9, 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065968/therapeutic-uses-of-pineapple-extracted-bromelain-in-surgical-care-a-review
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Zehra Abdul Muhammad, Tashfeen Ahmad
Bromelain is an extract obtained from the pineapple plant and is used as a traditional folk remedy for several ailments. In this review, a comprehensive electronic database search was carried out to compile available literature on therapeutic implications of bromelain. Pharmaceutical value of bromelain has been demonstrated in different surgical sub-specialties. Diverse biological processes like anti-inflammatory, anti-oedematous, analgesic, anti-thrombotic, exfoliation etc. are involved in bromelain's therapeutic actions, mediated through the kallikrein-kinin and arachidonic acid pathways as well as through effects on cell mediated immunity...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063584/an-investigation-into-the-factors-that-influence-toolmark-identifications-on-ammunition-discharged-from-semi-automatic-pistols-recovered-from-car-fires
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Mark A Collender, Kevin A J Doherty, Kenneth T Stanton
Following a shooting incident where a vehicle is used to convey the culprits to and from the scene, both the getaway car and the firearm are often deliberately burned in an attempt to destroy any forensic evidence which may be subsequently recovered. Here we investigate the factors that influence the ability to make toolmark identifications on ammunition discharged from pistols recovered from such car fires. This work was carried out by conducting a number of controlled furnace tests in conjunction with real car fire tests in which three 9mm semi-automatic pistols were burned...
January 2017: Science & Justice: Journal of the Forensic Science Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060018/association-between-engagement-in-care-and-mortality-in-hiv-positive-persons-a-cohort-study
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Caroline A Sabin, Alison Howarth, Sophie Jose, Teresa Hill, Vanessa Apea, Steve Morris, Fiona Burns
OBJECTIVE: To assess associations between engagement in-care and future mortality. DESIGN: UK-based observational cohort study. METHODS: HIV-positive participants with >1 visit after 1/1/2000 were identified. Each person-month was classified as being in- or out-of-care based on the dates of the expected and observed next care visits. Cox models investigated associations between mortality and a) the cumulative proportion of months spent in-care (%IC, lagged by 1 year), and b) cumulative %IC prior to antiretroviral treatment (ART) in those attending clinic for >1 year, with adjustment for age, CD4/viral load (VL), year, sex, infection mode, ethnicity, and receipt/type of ART...
January 4, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057813/neuropathic-pain-in-patients-with-burning-mouth-syndrome-evaluated-using-paindetect
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Pia Lopez-Jornet, Diana Molino-Pagan, Paco Parra-Perez, Sara Valenzuela
OBJECTIVE : This study set out to identify the neuropathic component of pain experienced by burning mouth syndrome (BMS) patients evaluated using painDETECT, a diagnostic tool that could easily be introduced into clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS : This study included 64 patients (33 BMS and 31 suffering nociceptive pain). Each completed the painDETECT neuropathic pain questionnaire, the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, and pain intensity was also measured using a visual analogue scale (VAS)...
January 4, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053377/feasibility-of-type-iii-venous-flap-in-coverage-of-hand-defects-following-trauma-and-burns
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Pawan Agarwal, Ambuj Kumar, Dhananjaya Sharma
INTRODUCTION: venous flaps are alternative reconstructive option for coverage of defects. They are nourished by venous blood flow or by arterial blood flowing through the venous network. This study was conducted to assess the feasibility of venous flap in coverage of extremities defects following trauma and burns. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Over a period of one year, 15 arterialized venous flaps were applied to skin defects of the hand. Postoperatively flap were monitored for survival and patients followed up for three months...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052892/splitting-in-patient-and-out-patient-responsibility-does-not-improve-patient-care
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Tom Burns, Martin Baggaley
Over the past 15 years there has been a move away from consultants having responsibility for the care of patients both in the community and when in hospital towards a functional split in responsibility. In this article Tom Burns and Martin Baggaley debate the merits or otherwise of the split, identifying leadership, expertise and continuity of care as key issues; both recognise that this move is not evidence based.
January 2017: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052238/anti-psoriatic-potential-of-solanum-xanthocarpum-stem-in-imiquimod-induced-psoriatic-mice-model
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Komal M Parmar, Prakash R Itankar, Apurva Joshi, Satyendra K Prasad
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The plant Solanum xanthocarpum Schrad. & Wendl. (Solanaceae) is one of the members of the dashamula (ten roots) in Ayurvedic system of medicine. The stem and fruits are used as an antipyretic, antiasthmatic and is prescribed in skin infections and for relief in burning sensation in the feet accompanied by vesicular eruptions. OBJECTIVE: To scientifically validate the anti-psoriatic potential of Solanum xanthocarpum stem in Imiquimod-induced psoriatic mice model MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ethanolic stems extract of Solanum xanthocarpum (ESX) was first subjected to phytochemical screening and quantification of identified phytoconstituents, which was further standardized with the help of HPTLC using chlorogenic acid as a marker...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044002/abdominal-wall-type-i-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-treated-effectively-with-peripheral-nerve-field-stimulation-a-case-report
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Linqiu Zhou, Henry Chou, Eric Holder
Chronic abdominal wall pain is a well-documented complication of abdominal surgery. However, abdominal wall complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a rare medical condition. We present a case of abdominal wall CRPS and its treatment with peripheral nerve field stimulation (PNfS). A 34-year-old female presented with right periumbilical pain for 2 years. She developed burning, sharp and stabbing pain with allodynia (extremely sensitive to wind and light touch) and erythema or pallor 2 weeks after an exploratory appendectomy...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040366/3d-printed-transparent-facemasks-in-the-treatment-of-facial-hypertrophic-scars-of-young-children-with-burns
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Yating Wei, Cecilia W P Li-Tsang, Jun Liu, Lihua Xie, Shukai Yue
INTRODUCTION: Facial burns could create serious scar problems resulting disfigurement particularly on children. The conventional methods of producing transparent face masks for scar control remains complex and require dexterous skills of experienced clinician and patients' compliance during fitting. In this study, we adopted a portable 3D scanning and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) to produce 3D-printed transparent facemasks. Its efficacy was tested on two children with facial burns resulting hypertrophic scars...
December 28, 2016: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032187/using-telemedicine-to-teach-paediatric-surgery-in-resource-limited-countries
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REVIEW
Alp Numanoglu
Halstedian method of surgical training has been the mainstay of surgical education for many decades. Onsite knowledge sources in surgery have traditionally been textbooks, which are often a number of years out of date or teaching rounds with a Professor or senior colleague that enables a small number of trainees to benefit from. Congresses have been a good way of learning new developments in the field, but they often require travelling and are very costly. We have identified web-based education as a means of linking experts with trainees, regardless of their geographic location and often without requiring any substantial capital...
December 28, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007005/analgesic-effect-of-topical-oral-capsaicin-gel-in-burning-mouth-syndrome
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Mette Rose Jørgensen, Anne Marie Lynge Pedersen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of repeated topical application of oral capsaicin gel in two different concentrations for relief of burning/stinging sensations in patients with burning mouth syndrome (BMS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This randomized double-blind cross-over study included 22 female patients with BMS. The patients were randomized for topical application of either 0.01% or 0.025% oral capsaicin gel on the dorsal part of tongue three times daily for 14 days, followed by 14 days wash-out period, and finally treatment with the other concentration of oral gel three times daily for 14 days...
March 2017: Acta Odontologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002448/unique-molecular-patterns-uncovered-in-kawasaki-disease-patients-with-elevated-serum-gamma-glutamyl-transferase-levels-implications-for-intravenous-immunoglobulin-responsiveness
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Yue Wang, Zhen Li, Guang Hu, Shiying Hao, Xiaohong Deng, Min Huang, Miao Ren, Xiyuan Jiang, John T Kanegaye, Kee-Soo Ha, JungHwa Lee, Xiaofeng Li, Xuejun Jiang, Yunxian Yu, Adriana H Tremoulet, Jane C Burns, John C Whitin, Andrew Y Shin, Karl G Sylvester, Doff B McElhinney, Harvey J Cohen, Xuefeng B Ling
BACKGROUND: Resistance to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) occurs in 10-20% of patients with Kawasaki disease (KD). The risk of resistance is about two-fold higher in patients with elevated gamma glutamyl transferase (GGT) levels. We sought to understand the biological mechanisms underlying IVIG resistance in patients with elevated GGT levels. METHOD: We explored the association between elevated GGT levels and IVIG-resistance with a cohort of 686 KD patients (Cohort I)...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987913/bionanocomposite-foams-based-on-the-assembly-of-starch-and-alginate-with-sepiolite-fibrous-clay
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Margarita Darder, Charlene Regina Santos Matos, Pilar Aranda, Rubia Figueredo Gouveia, Eduardo Ruiz-Hitzky
Bionanocomposite foams based on alginate, potato starch and the microfibrous clay mineral sepiolite as reinforcing filler were prepared by lyophilization. Spectroscopic techniques were applied in order to assess the interaction mechanism established between the inorganic fibers and the polysaccharide chains, which is established between the hydroxyl groups in the polysaccharide chains and the silanol groups at the external surface of the sepiolite fibers. The textural properties studied by means of mercury intrusion porosimetry, FE-SEM and X-ray microtomography, revealed a decrease in porosity as the sepiolite content increased...
February 10, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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