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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230979/simple-expendable-3d-printed-microfluidic-systems-for-sample-preparation-of-petroleum
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Erica Megumi Kataoka, Rui Cesar Murer, Jandyson Machado Santos, Rogerio Mesquita de Carvalho, Marcos Nogueira Eberlin, Fabio Augusto, Ronei Jesus Poppi, Angelo Luiz Gobbi, Leandro Wang Hantao
In this study, we introduce a simple protocol to manufacture disposable, 3D-printed microfluidic systems for sample preparation of petroleum. Such platform is produced with a consumer-grade 3D-printer, using fused deposition modeling. Successful incorporation of solid-phase extraction (SPE) to microchip was ensured by facile 3D element integration using proposed approach. This 3D-printed μSPE device was applied to challenging matrices in oil & gas industry, such as crude oil and oil-brine emulsions. Case studies investigated important limitations of non-silicon and non-glass microchips, namely, resistance to nonpolar solvents and conservation of sample integrity...
February 23, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230208/optogenetic-activation-of-vglut2-expressing-excitatory-neurons-blocks-epileptic-seizure-like-activity-in-the-mouse-entorhinal-cortex
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Latefa Yekhlef, Gian Luca Breschi, Stefano Taverna
We investigated whether an anti-epileptic effect is obtained by selectively activating excitatory neurons expressing ChR2 under the promoter for the synaptic vesicular glutamate transporter 2 (VGLUT2). VGLUT2-expressing cells were optically stimulated while local field potential and whole-cell patch-clamp recordings were performed in mouse entorhinal cortical slices perfused with the proconvulsive compound 4-aminopyridine (4-AP). In control conditions, blue light flashes directly depolarized the majority of putative glutamatergic cells, which in turn synaptically excited GABAergic interneurons...
February 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228288/fda-ce-mark-or-something-else-thinking-fast-and-slow
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EDITORIAL
Sundeep Mishra
There is a robust debate going on among the Medical Device stake-holders whether FDA is better or CE mark or something else. Currently process of obtaining an FDA approval is bogged down by ever-increasing unpredictability, inconsistency, prolonged time, and huge expense but CE mark has its own problems. Historically, the Japanese review process has tended to be the slowest among the big three but recently with the introduction of accelerated review process there has been a significant progress. While the goal of an innovator/manufacturer is to develop, manufacture and market a medical device that addresses an unmet clinical need, the requisite regulatory approval process can be very confusing...
January 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222625/shortened-preoperative-fasting-for-prevention-of-complications-associated-with-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-a-meta-analysis
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Duo Xu, Xuejiao Zhu, Yuan Xu, Liqing Zhang
Objective Routine fasting (12 h) is always applied before laparoscopic cholecystectomy, but prolonged preoperative fasting causes thirst, hunger, and irritability as well as dehydration, low blood glucose, insulin resistance and other adverse reactions. We assessed the safety and efficacy of a shortened preoperative fasting period in patients undergoing laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Methods We searched PubMed, Embase and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials up to 20 November 2015 and selected controlled trials with a shortened fasting time before laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
February 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214752/metabolic-syndrome-and-cardiovascular-risk-among-institutionalized-patients-with-schizophrenia-receiving-long-term-tertiary-care
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Lee Seng Esmond Seow, Siow Ann Chong, Peizhi Wang, Saleha Shafie, Hui Lin Ong, Mythily Subramaniam
BACKGROUND: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and cardiovascular risk are highly prevalent among individuals with schizophrenia. This study aimed to determine the cardiometabolic profile and the associated risk factors in a group of institutionalized patients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder receiving prolonged hospital care in the only tertiary psychiatric institution in Singapore. METHODS: Patients residing in long stay wards who were hospitalized for a minimum period of 1year were recruited...
February 2, 2017: Comprehensive Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208308/ultrasensitive-surface-enhanced-raman-scattering-sensor-of-gaseous-aldehydes-as-biomarkers-of-lung-cancer-on-dendritic-ag-nanocrystals
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Zhen Zhang, Wei Yu, Jing Wang, Dan Luo, Xuezhi Qiao, Xiaoyun Qin, Tie Wang
Surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) is expected as a technique that even theoretically detected chemicals at the single molecule level by surface plasmon phenomena of noble metal nanostructures. Insensitivity of detecting Raman weak-intensity molecules and low adsorptivity of gaseous molecules on solid substrates are two main factors hindering the application of SERS in gas detectors. In this manuscript, we demonstrated an operational SERS strategy to detect gaseous Raman weak-intensity aldehydes that have been considered as a biomarker of lung cancer for abnormal content was measured in volatile organic compounds (VOCs) of lung cancer patients...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202624/thyroid-hormone-regulation-and-insulin-resistance-insights-from-animals-naturally-adapted-to-fasting
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REVIEW
Bridget Martinez, Rudy M Ortiz
The contribution of thyroidal status in insulin signaling and glucose homeostasis has been implicated as a potential pathophysiological factor in humans, but the specific mechanisms remain largely elusive. Fasting induces changes in both thyroid hormone secretion and insulin signaling. Here, we explore how mammals that undergo natural, prolonged bouts of fasting provide unique insight into evolved physiological adaptations that allow them to tolerate such conditions despite intermittent states of reversible insulin resistance...
March 2017: Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202600/neoteny-prolongation-of-youth-from-naked-mole-rats-to-naked-apes-humans
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REVIEW
Vladimir P Skulachev, Susanne Holtze, Mikhail Y Vyssokikh, Lora E Bakeeva, Maxim V Skulachev, Alexander V Markov, Thomas B Hildebrandt, Viktor A Sadovnichii
It has been suggested that highly social mammals, such as naked mole rats and humans, are long-lived due to neoteny (the prolongation of youth). In both species, aging cannot operate as a mechanism facilitating natural selection because the pressure of this selection is strongly reduced due to 1) a specific social structure where only the "queen" and her "husband(s)" are involved in reproduction (naked mole rats) or 2) substituting fast technological progress for slow biological evolution (humans). Lists of numerous traits of youth that do not disappear with age in naked mole rats and humans are presented and discussed...
April 2017: Physiological Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202056/normal-gastric-emptying-time-of-a-carbohydrate-rich-drink-in-elderly-patients-with-acute-hip-fracture-a-pilot-study
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Per M Hellström, Bodil Samuelsson, Amer N Al-Ani, Margareta Hedström
BACKGROUND: Guidelines for fasting in elderly patients with acute hip fracture are the same as for other trauma patients, and longer than for elective patients. The reason is assumed stress-induced delayed gastric emptying with possible risk of pulmonary aspiration. Prolonged fasting in elderly patients may have serious negative metabolic consequences. The aim of our study was to investigate whether the preoperative gastric emptying was delayed in elderly women scheduled for surgery due to acute hip fracture...
February 15, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196657/dopamine-release-in-the-nucleus-accumbens-is-altered-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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Yuan-Hao Chen, Eagle Yi-Kung Huang, Tung-Tai Kuo, Barry J Hoffer, Jonathan Miller, Yu-Ching Chou, Yung-Hsiao Chiang
Mild-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is frequently associated with prolonged dysfunction of reward circuitry, including motivation and salience, which suggests alterations of dopamine (DA) processing within the core and shell of the nucleus accumbens (NAC). Using fast-scan cyclic voltammetry in a rodent model of traumatic brain injury, we found that stimulus-evoked DA release is distinct in the core and shell of the NAC, with the shell being less responsive to tonic stimulation and more sensitive to the number of pulses when phasic stimulation is applied...
February 11, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193647/piperaquine-population-pharmacokinetics-and-cardiac-safety-in-cambodia
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Pattaraporn Vanachayangkul, Chanthap Lon, Michele Spring, Sommethy Sok, Winita Ta-Aksorn, Chanikarn Kodchakorn, Sut-Thang Pann, Soklyda Chann, Mali Ittiverakul, Sabaithip Sriwichai, Nillawan Buathong, Worachet Kuntawunginn, Mary So, Theng Youdaline, Erin Milner, Mariusz Wojnarski, Charlotte Lanteri, Jessica Manning, Satharath Prom, Mark Haigney, Louis Cantilena, David Saunders
Despite rising resistance, dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) remains a first line therapy for uncomplicated malaria in many parts of Cambodia. While generally well-tolerated as a 3-day regimen, compressed 2-day regimens were associated with treatment-limiting cardiac repolarization effects in a recent clinical trial. To better estimate the risks of piperaquine concentration on QT interval prolongation, we pooled data from 3 randomized clinical trials between 2010 and 2014 in northern Cambodia. A population pharmacokinetic model was developed to compare exposure-response relationships between 2-day (2DP) and 3-day (3DP) regimens while accounting for differences in regimen and sample collection times between studies...
February 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188978/split-dose-bowel-preparation-with-polyethylene-glycol-for-colonoscopy-performed-under-propofol-sedation-is-there-an-optimal-timing
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Alaa Alghamry, Sureshkumar K Ponnuswamy, Aditya Agarwal, Hadi Moattar, Stephanie T Yerkovich, Ann E Vandeleur, James Thomas, John Croese, Tony Rahman, Ruth Hodgson
AIM: Aspiration risk, especially with propofol sedation, remains a concern with split-dose bowel preparation using polyethylene glycol, which involves up to one liter of preparation intake close to the procedure time. We aim to identify the ideal timing of bowel preparation that achieves optimal colon cleansing with no increased risk of aspiration in all patients undergoing combined esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy with propofol sedation. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 892 consecutive patients undergoing simultaneous EGD and colonoscopy...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186167/in-vivo-pharmacological-evaluations-of-pilocarpine-loaded-antioxidant-functionalized-biodegradable-thermogels-in-glaucomatous-rabbits
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Shih-Feng Chou, Li-Jyuan Luo, Jui-Yang Lai
To alleviate oxidative stress-induced ocular hypertension, grafting of antioxidant molecules to drug carriers enables a dual-function mechanism to effectively treat glaucomatous intraocular pressure (IOP) dysregulation. Providing potential application for intracameral administration of antiglaucoma medications, this study, for the first time, aims to examine in vivo pharmacological efficacy of pilocarpine-loaded antioxidant-functionalized biodegradable thermogels in glaucomatous rabbits. A series of gallic acid (GA)-grafted gelatin-g-poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) (GN) polymers were synthesized via redox reactions at 20-50 °C...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185309/initial-evaluation-of-99m-tc-tricarbonyl-cyclopentadienyl-fatty-acids-derivatives-as-spect-tracers-for-myocardium
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Jianping Liu, Huan Wang, Shuxia Wang, Qianqian Xue, Dawei Wang, Wang Hang, Huabei Zhang
Fatty acids are myocardial metabolic agent for detecting myocardial ischemia and infraction. However, no (99m) Tc-labeled fatty acids had potential use in clinical practice. In this study, (99m) Tc-CpTT-10-oxo-para-PPA (1d), (99m) Tc-CpTT-11-oxo-para-PPA (2d), (99m) Tc-CpTT-12-oxo-para-PPA (3d), (99m) Tc-CpTT-11-oxo-ortho-PPA (4d) and (99m) Tc-CpTT-11-oxo-meta-PPA (5d) were synthesized by a double ligand transfer reaction, their biological behaviors were investigated. Compound 2d achieved good heart/blood ratio (3...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185128/effects-of-trpm7-mir-34a-gene-silencing-on-spatial-cognitive-function-and-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-mice-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus
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Qing-Jiu Zhang, Jie Li, Song-Yun Zhang
This study aimed to explore the effects of transient receptor potential melastatin 7 (TRPM7)/microRNA-34a (miR-34a) gene silencing on spatial cognitive function and hippocampal neurogenesis in mice with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM). BALB/c mice were chosen to establish T1DM models and divided into five groups respectively: the negative control (NC), T1DM, T1DM + si-TRPM7, T1DM + si-miR-34a, and T1DM + si-TRPM7 + si-miR-34a groups. Morris water maze (MWM) test was adopted to observe behavioral alterations in mice...
February 9, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174113/involvement-of-glun2b-subunit-containing-n-methyl-d-aspartate-nmda-receptors-in-mediating-the-acute-and-chronic-synaptotoxic-effects-of-oligomeric-amyloid-beta-a%C3%AE-in-murine-models-of-alzheimer-s-disease-ad
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Gerhard Rammes, Corinna Mattusch, Matthias Wulff, Franziska Seeser, Matthias Kreuzer, Kaichuan Zhu, Jan M Deussing, Jochen Herms, Chris G Parsons
To elucidate whether a permanent reduction of the GluN2B subunit affects the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), we cross-bred mice heterozygous for GluN2B receptors in the forebrain (hetGluN2B) with a mouse model for AD carrying a mutated amyloid precursor protein with the Swedish and Arctic mutation (mAPP) resulting in a hetGluN2B/mAPP transgenic. By means of voltage-sensitive dye imaging (VSDI) in the di-synaptic hippocampal pathway and the recording of field excitatory postsynaptic potentials (fEPSPs), hippocampal slices of all genotypes (WT, hetGluN2B, mAPP and hetGluN2B/mAPP, age 9-18 months) were tested for spatiotemporal activity propagation and LTP induction...
February 4, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163162/food-effect-the-combined-effect-of-media-ph-and-viscosity-on-the-gastrointestinal-absorption-of-ciprofloxacin-tablet
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Asma Radwan, Abdel Naser Zaid, Nidal Jaradat, Yousef Odeh
BACKGROUND: The clinical implications of food-drug interactions may have to be taken seriously into account with oral drugs administration in order to minimize variations in drug bioavailability. Food intake may alter physiological changes in the pH and viscosity of the gastrointestinal lumen, which could affect the oral absorption of drugs. PURPOSE: The aim of the present study was to have an insight on the effect of media parameters: viscosity and pHon the oral absorption of ciprofloxacin HCl from solid formulations using a model food: Corchorus olitorius (Jute) Soup...
February 3, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161299/cell-culture-chamber-with-gas-supply-for-prolonged-recording-of-human-neuronal-cells-on-microelectrode-array
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Joose Kreutzer, Laura Ylä-Outinen, Antti-Juhana Mäki, Mervi Ristola, Susanna Narkilahti, Pasi Kallio
BACKGROUND: Typically, live cell analyses are performed outside an incubator in an ambient air, where the lack of sufficient CO2 supply results in a fast change of pH and the high evaporation causes concentration drifts in the culture medium. That limits the experiment time for tens of minutes. In many applications, e.g. in neurotoxicity studies, a prolonged measurement of extracellular activity is, however, essential. NEW METHOD: We demonstrate a simple cell culture chamber that enables stable culture conditions during prolonged extracellular recordings on a microelectrode array (MEA) outside an incubator...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160263/effect-of-prolonged-fasting-and-low-molecular-weight-heparin-or-warfarin-therapies-on-2-deoxy-2-18f-fluoro-d-glucose-pet-cardiac-uptake
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Assuero Giorgetti, Gavino Marras, Dario Genovesi, Elena Filidei, Antonio Bottoni, Maurizio Mangione, Michele Emdin, Paolo Marzullo
BACKGROUND: Whether anticoagulants other than unfractionated heparin are able to suppress cardiac PET uptake of 2-deoxy-2-[18F]-fluoro-D-glucose (18F-FDG) is unknown. METHODS: One-hundred-seventy-four patients without history and clinical evidence of cardiac dysfunction and/or coronary heart disease underwent a 18F-FDG PET/CT study. All patients were studied with a >12-hours fasting and divided into 2 groups: group-1 without anticoagulant therapy (n:75); group-2 patients on low molecular weight heparin (n:60) or warfarin therapy (n:39)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151863/miliary-tuberculosis-epidemiologicaland-clinical-analysis-of-large-case-series-from-moderate-to-low-tuberculosis-endemic-country
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Ali Mert, Ferhat Arslan, Tülin Kuyucu, Emine Nur Koç, Mesut Ylmaz, Demet Turan, Sedat Altn, Filiz Pehlivanoglu, Gonul Sengoz, Dilek Yldz, Ilyas Dokmetas, Suheyla Komur, Behice Kurtaran, Tuna Demirdal, Hüseyin A Erdem, Oguz Resat Sipahi, Ayse Batirel, Emine Parlak, Recep Tekin, Özlem Güzel Tunçcan, Ilker Inanc Balkan, Osman Hayran, Bahadr Ceylan
The aim of this study was to determine the clinical features, and outcome of the patients with miliary tuberculosis (TB).We retrospectively evaluated 263 patients (142 male, 121 female, mean age: 44 years, range: 16-89 years) with miliary TB. Criteria for the diagnosis of miliary TB were at least one of the followings in the presence of clinical presentation suggestive of miliary TB such as prolonged fever, night sweats, anorexia, weight loss: radiologic criterion and pathological criterion and/or microbiological criterion; pathological criterion and/or microbiological criterion...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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