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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717420/comprehensive-toxicity-and-immunogenicity-studies-reveal-minimal-effects-in-mice-following-sustained-dosing-of-extracellular-vesicles-derived-from-hek293t-cells
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Xiaohua Zhu, Mohamed Badawi, Steven Pomeroy, Dhruvitkumar S Sutaria, Zhiliang Xie, Alice Baek, Jinmai Jiang, Ola A Elgamal, Xiaokui Mo, Krista La Perle, Jeffrey Chalmers, Thomas D Schmittgen, Mitch A Phelps
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are under evaluation as therapeutics or as vehicles for drug delivery. Preclinical studies of EVs often use mice or other animal models to assess efficacy and disposition. However, as most EVs under evaluation are derived from human cells, they may elicit immune responses which may contribute to toxicities or enhanced EV clearance. Furthermore, EVs from different cell sources or EVs comprising various cargo may differ with respect to immunogenicity or toxicity. To assess EV-induced immune response and toxicity, we dosed C57BL/6 mice with EVs intravenously and intraperitoneally for 3 weeks...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708470/safety-and-efficacy-of-an-absorbable-filter-in-the-inferior-vena-cava-to-prevent-pulmonary-embolism-in-swine
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Steven Y Huang, Mitchell Eggers, Mark J McArthur, Katherine A Dixon, Amanda McWatters, Stephen Dria, Lori R Hill, Marites P Melancon, Joseph R Steele, Michael J Wallace
Purpose To evaluate the immediate and long-term safety as well as thrombus-capturing efficacy for 5 weeks after implantation of an absorbable inferior vena cava (IVC) filter in a swine model. Materials and Methods This study was approved by the institutional animal care and use committee. Eleven absorbable IVC filters made from polydioxanone suture were deployed via a catheter in the IVC of 11 swine. Filters remained in situ for 2 weeks (n = 2), 5 weeks (n = 2), 12 weeks (n = 2), 24 weeks (n = 2), and 32 weeks (n = 3)...
July 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706091/predict-cp-study-protocol-of-implementation-of-comprehensive-surveillance-to-predict-outcomes-for-school-aged-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Roslyn N Boyd, Peter Sw Davies, Jenny Ziviani, Stewart Trost, Lee Barber, Robert Ware, Stephen Rose, Koa Whittingham, Leanne Sakzewski, Kristie Bell, Christopher Carty, Steven Obst, Katherine Benfer, Sarah Reedman, Priya Edwards, Megan Kentish, Lisa Copeland, Kelly Weir, Camilla Davenport, Denise Brooks, Alan Coulthard, Rebecca Pelekanos, Andrea Guzzetta, Simona Fiori, Meredith Wynter, Christine Finn, Andrea Burgess, Kym Morris, John Walsh, Owen Lloyd, Jennifer A Whitty, Paul A Scuffham
OBJECTIVES: Cerebral palsy (CP) remains the world's most common childhood physical disability with total annual costs of care and lost well-being of $A3.87b. The PREDICT-CP (NHMRC 1077257 Partnership Project: Comprehensive surveillance to PREDICT outcomes for school age children with CP) study will investigate the influence of brain structure, body composition, dietary intake, oropharyngeal function, habitual physical activity, musculoskeletal development (hip status, bone health) and muscle performance on motor attainment, cognition, executive function, communication, participation, quality of life and related health resource use costs...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680787/the-first-histological-analysis-of-the-tissues-lining-the-fossa-navicularis-insights-to-its-etiology
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Sarvenaz Sheikh, Joe Iwanaga, Steven Rostad, Tarush Rustagi, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
The fossa navicularis (FN) is an anatomical variant on the ventral surface of the basilar part of the occipital bone that, to date, has only been investigated in bone specimens. We aim to clarify the structure of the fossa navicularis by gross anatomical, radiological, and histological methods. The FN was found in the occipital bone of the Caucasian male cadaver. There was no bony or histological continuity between the FN and posterior cranial fossa. The histological analysis found that the overlying tissue was composed of loose connective tissue with a mixture of collagen and elastic fibers and a vascular matrix including arteries, veins, and capillaries...
May 31, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665718/relationship-between-broiler-body-weights-eimeria-maxima-gross-lesion-scores-and-microscores-in-three-anticoccidial-sensitivity-tests
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Miguel A Barrios, Manuel Da Costa, Emily Kimminau, Lorraine Fuller, Steven Clark, Gene Pesti, Robert Beckstead
Anticoccidial sensitivity tests (ASTs) serve to determine the efficacy of anticoccidial drugs against Eimeria field isolates in a controlled laboratory setting. The most commonly measured parameters are body weight gain, feed conversion ratio, gross intestinal lesion scores, and mortality. Due to the difficulty in reliably scoring gross lesion scores of Eimeria maxima , microscopic analysis of intestinal scrapings (microscores) can be used in the field to indicate the presence of this particular Eimeria. The goal of this study was to determine the relationship between E...
June 2017: Avian Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652589/congenital-deafness-is-associated-with-specific-somatosensory-deficits-in-adolescents
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Rabih Moshourab, Valérie Bégay, Christiane Wetzel, Jan Walcher, Steven Middleton, Manfred Gross, Gary R Lewin
Hearing and touch represent two distinct sensory systems that both rely on the transformation of mechanical force into electrical signals. Here we used a battery of quantitative sensory tests to probe touch, thermal and pain sensitivity in a young control population (14-20 years old) compared to age-matched individuals with congenital hearing loss. Sensory testing was performed on the dominant hand of 111 individuals with normal hearing and 36 with congenital hearing loss. Subjects with congenital deafness were characterized by significantly higher vibration detection thresholds at 10 Hz (2-fold increase, P < 0...
June 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646025/remodeling-of-repolarization-and-arrhythmia-susceptibility-in-a-myosin-binding-protein-c-knockout-mouse-model
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Amir Toib, Chen Zhang, Giulia Borghetti, Xiaoxiao Zhang, Markus Wallner, Yijun Yang, Constantine Troupes, Hajime Kubo, Thomas Sharp, Eric Feldsott, Remus M Berretta, Neil Zalavadia, Danielle Trappanese, Shavonn Harper, Polina Gross, Xiongwen Chen, Sadia Mohsin, Steven Houser
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is one of the most common genetic cardiac diseases and amongst the leading causes of sudden cardiac death (SCD) in the young. The cellular mechanisms leading to SCD in HCM are not well known. Prolongation of the action potential duration (APD) is a common feature predisposing hypertrophied hearts to SCD. Previous studies have explored the roles of inward Na(+) and Ca(2+) in the development of HCM, but the role of repolarizing K(+) currents have not been defined. The objective of this study was to characterize the arrhythmogenic phenotype and cellular electrophysiological properties of mice with HCM, induced by Myosin Binding Protein C (MyBPC) Knockout (KO) and to test the hypothesis that remodeling of repolarizing K(+) currents cause APD prolongation in MyBPC KO myocytes...
June 23, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622983/the-effect-of-a-comprehensive-care-transition-model-on-cost-and-utilization-for-medically-complex-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Steven W Howard, Zidong Zhang, Paula Buchanan, Eric Armbrecht, Christine Williams, Geneva Wilson, Janna Hutchinson, Lindsey Pearson, Samantha Ellsworth, Caitlin M Byler, Travis Loux, Jing Wang, Steph Bernell, Nicholas Holekamp
INTRODUCTION: Our aim was to evaluate cost and acute care utilization related to an organized approach to care coordination and transitional care after major acute care hospitalization for children with medical complexities, including cerebral palsy. METHODS: A retrospective cohort of 32 patients from Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital (RJPBH) who received the Care Beyond the Bedside model was compared with 151 patients receiving standard care elsewhere across Missouri...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611564/eosinophilic-pancreatitis-a-rare-cause-of-recurrent-acute-pancreatitis
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Jennifer Reppucci, Michael Chang, Steven Hughes, Xiuli Liu
Eosinophilic pancreatitis is a rare form of recurrent acute pancreatitis that demonstrates distinct histologic features, including diffuse, periductal, acinar, and septal inflammatory infiltrates comprised of a pure or predominant population of eosinophils, eosinophilic phlebitis and arteritis, and localized eosinophilic infiltrates with pseudocyst formation. It is associated with elevated serum immunoglobulin E levels, an elevated eosinophil count with systemic manifestations, and eosinophilic infiltrates in other organs of the gastrointestinal tract...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571623/reprint-of-assay-validation-of-the-cardiac-isoform-of-troponin-i-in-double-crested-cormorant-phalacrocorax-auritus-plasma-for-diagnosis-of-cardiac-damage
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Melissa Daigneault, Kendal E Harr, Karen M Dean, Steven J Bursian
Cardiac abnormalities, initially found in Deepwater Horizon weathered MC252 crude oil exposed Double Crested Cormorants (DCCOs) upon gross necropsy, were further investigated using echocardiography. Clinical and statistically significant changes including decreased ventricular myocardial contractility and arrhythmia were elucidated by echocardiography and interpreted by boarded cardiologists as potentially life threatening. The objective of this investigation was to initiate development of an antemortem, sensitive blood screening test for cardiac damage due to oil exposure of avian species...
May 29, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555404/abnormal-myocardial-contractility-after-pediatric-heart-transplantation-by-cardiac-mri
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Heynric B Grotenhuis, Emile C A Nyns, Paul F Kantor, Anne I Dipchand, Steven C Greenway, Shi-Joon Yoo, George Tomlinson, Rajiv R Chaturvedi, Lars Grosse-Wortmann
Acute cellular rejection (ACR) compromises graft function after heart transplantation (HTX). The purpose of this study was to describe systolic myocardial deformation in pediatric HTX and to determine whether it is impaired during ACR. Eighteen combined cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR)/endomyocardial biopsy (EMBx) examinations were performed in 14 HTX patients (11 male, age 13.9 ± 4.7 years; 1.2 ± 1.3 years after HTX). Biventricular function and left ventricular (LV) circumferential strain, rotation, and torsion by myocardial tagging CMR were compared to 11 controls as well as between patients with and without clinically significant ACR...
May 30, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503258/feasibility-of-pancreatectomy-following-high-dose-proton-therapy-for-unresectable-pancreatic-cancer
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Kathryn E Hitchcock, R Charles Nichols, Christopher G Morris, Debashish Bose, Steven J Hughes, John A Stauffer, Scott A Celinski, Elizabeth A Johnson, Robert A Zaiden, Nancy P Mendenhall, Michael S Rutenberg
AIM: To review surgical outcomes for patients undergoing pancreatectomy after proton therapy with concomitant capecitabine for initially unresectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma. METHODS: From April 2010 to September 2013, 15 patients with initially unresectable pancreatic cancer were treated with proton therapy with concomitant capecitabine at 1000 mg orally twice daily. All patients received 59.40 Gy (RBE) to the gross disease and 1 patient received 50.40 Gy (RBE) to high-risk nodal targets...
April 27, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492861/vena-cava-filter-use-in-trauma-and-rates-of-pulmonary-embolism-2003-2015
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Alan D Cook, Brian W Gross, Turner M Osler, Katelyn J Rittenhouse, Eric H Bradburn, Steven R Shackford, Frederick B Rogers
Importance: Vena cava filter (VCF) placement for pulmonary embolism (PE) prophylaxis in trauma is controversial. Limited research exists detailing trends in VCF use and occurrence of PE over time. Objective: To analyze state and nationwide temporal trends in VCF placement and PE occurrence from 2003 to 2015 using available data sets. Design, Setting, and Participants: A retrospective trauma cohort study was conducted using data from the Pennsylvania Trauma Outcome Study (PTOS) (461 974 patients from 2003 to 2015), the National Trauma Data Bank (NTDB) (5 755 095 patients from 2003 to 2014), and the National (Nationwide) Inpatient Sample (NIS) (24 449 476 patients from 2003 to 2013) databases...
May 10, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492010/a-case-of-stevens-johnson-syndrome-with-gross-hematuria
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Lifang Hu, Xinzhen Lu, Jiping Xia, Maihua Hou
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June 2016: International Journal of Women's Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467665/bryophyte-gas-exchange-dynamics-along-varying-hydration-status-reveal-a-significant-carbonyl-sulphide-cos-sink-in-the-dark-and-cos-source-in-the-light
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Teresa E Gimeno, Jérôme Ogée, Jessica Royles, Yves Gibon, Jason B West, Régis Burlett, Sam P Jones, Joana Sauze, Steven Wohl, Camille Benard, Bernard Genty, Lisa Wingate
Carbonyl sulphide (COS) is a potential tracer of gross primary productivity (GPP), assuming a unidirectional COS flux into the vegetation that scales with GPP. However, carbonic anhydrase (CA), the enzyme that hydrolyses COS, is expected to be light independent, and thus plants without stomata should continue to take up COS in the dark. We measured net CO2 (A(C) ) and COS (A(S) ) uptake rates from two astomatous bryophytes at different relative water contents (RWCs), COS concentrations, temperatures and light intensities...
May 3, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464616/stimulus-coherence-influences-sound-field-localization-and-fusion-segregation-of-leading-and-lagging-sounds
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Julian Grosse, Steven van de Par, Constantine Trahiotis
The ability to localize sound sources in reverberant environments is dependent upon first-arriving information, an outcome commonly termed "the precedence effect." For example, in laboratory experiments, the combination of a leading (direct) sound followed by a lagging (reflected) sound is localized in the direction of the leading sound. This study was designed to measure the degree to which stimulus compactness/diffuseness (i.e., coherence as represented by interaural cross correlation) of leading and lagging sounds influences performance...
April 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446503/sensitivity-and-specificity-of-cetuximab-irdye800cw-to-identify-regional-metastatic-disease-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Eben L Rosenthal, Lindsay S Moore, Kiranya Tipirneni, Esther de Boer, Todd M Stevens, Yolanda E Hartman, William R Carroll, Kurt R Zinn, Jason M Warram
Purpose: Comprehensive cervical lymphadenectomy can be associated with significant morbidity and poor quality of life. This study evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of cetuximab-IRDye800CW to identify metastatic disease in patients with head and neck cancer.Experimental Design: Consenting patients scheduled for curative resection were enrolled in a clinical trial to evaluate the safety and specificity of cetuximab-IRDye800CW. Patients (n = 12) received escalating doses of the study drug. Where indicated, cervical lymphadenectomy accompanied primary tumor resection, which occurred 3 to 7 days following intravenous infusion of cetuximab-IRDye800CW...
April 26, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445457/the-mitochondrial-na-ca-2-exchanger-is-essential-for-ca-2-homeostasis-and-viability
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Timothy S Luongo, Jonathan P Lambert, Polina Gross, Mary Nwokedi, Alyssa A Lombardi, Santhanam Shanmughapriya, April C Carpenter, Devin Kolmetzky, Erhe Gao, Jop H van Berlo, Emily J Tsai, Jeffery D Molkentin, Xiongwen Chen, Muniswamy Madesh, Steven R Houser, John W Elrod
Mitochondrial calcium (mCa(2+)) has a central role in both metabolic regulation and cell death signalling, however its role in homeostatic function and disease is controversial. Slc8b1 encodes the mitochondrial Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger (NCLX), which is proposed to be the primary mechanism for mCa(2+) extrusion in excitable cells. Here we show that tamoxifen-induced deletion of Slc8b1 in adult mouse hearts causes sudden death, with less than 13% of affected mice surviving after 14 days. Lethality correlated with severe myocardial dysfunction and fulminant heart failure...
May 4, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429289/the-nature-and-consequences-of-cognitive-deficits-among-tobacco-smokers-with-hiv-a-comparison-to-tobacco-smokers-without-hiv
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Joseph D Harrison, Jessica A Dochney, Sonja Blazekovic, Frank Leone, David Metzger, Ian Frank, Robert Gross, Anita Hole, Karam Mounzer, Steven Siegel, Robert A Schnoll, Rebecca L Ashare
HIV-infected smokers lose more years of life to tobacco-related disease than HIV. Since neurocognitive deficits are common among those with HIV and are associated with smoking persistence, these deficits may be a unique barrier to smoking cessation among HIV-infected smokers. Documenting unique differences in and correlates of cognition among HIV-infected smokers is a critical step towards developing a population-specific tobacco cessation treatment. We compared neurocognitive function between HIV-infected (n = 103) and HIV-uninfected smokers (n = 70), accounting for demographic and smoking-related variables...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428017/outcomes-and-toxicity-following-high-dose-radiation-therapy-in-15-fractions-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Penny Fang, Cameron W Swanick, Todd A Pezzi, Zhongxing Liao, James Welsh, Steven H Lin, Daniel R Gomez
PURPOSE: Accelerated hypofractionated radiation therapy (AHRT) is increasingly used for select lung cancer patients. We evaluated clinical outcomes and predictors of pulmonary/esophageal toxicity in patients treated with ≥52.5 Gy in 15 fractions. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We evaluated 229 patients treated with radiation therapy doses ≥52.5 Gy in 15 fractions for non-small cell lung cancer from January 2009 through January 2016. Toxicity was scored using Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, v4...
March 9, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
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