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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515297/attenuation-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-by-engineering-viral-polymerase-fidelity
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Devendra K Rai, Fayna Diaz-San Segundo, Grace Campagnola, Anna Keith, Elizabeth A Schafer, Anna Kloc, Teresa de Los Santos, Olve Peersen, Elizabeth Rieder
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp or 3D(pol)) catalyzes viral RNA synthesis. Its characteristic low fidelity and absence of proofreading activity allows FMDV to rapidly mutate and adapt to dynamic environments. In this study, we used the structure of FMDV 3D(pol) in combination with prior results from similar picornaviral polymerases to design point mutations that would alter replication fidelity. In particular, we targeted Trp237 within conserved polymerase motif A because of the low reversion potential inherent in the single UGG codon...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504996/stroke-volume-variation-and-pulse-pressure-variation-are-not-useful-for-predicting-fluid-responsiveness-in-thoracic-surgery
#2
Dae Myoung Jeong, Hyun Joo Ahn, Hyo Won Park, Mikyung Yang, Jie Ae Kim, Joohyun Park
BACKGROUND: Stroke volume variation (SVV) and pulse pressure variation (PPV) are used as indicators of fluid responsiveness, but little is known about the usefulness of these dynamic preload indicators in thoracic surgery, which involves an open thoracic cavity and one-lung ventilation (OLV). Therefore, we investigated whether SVV and PPV could predict fluid responsiveness, and whether the thresholds of these parameters should be adjusted for thoracic surgery. METHODS: This was a prospective, controlled study conducted in a tertiary care center...
May 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502060/comparison-of-univent-tube-and-ez-blocker-in-one-lung-ventilation-airway-pressures-and-gas-exchange
#3
Tülay Hoşten, Can Aksu, Alparslan Kuş, Sevim Cesur, Neşe Türkyılmaz, Mine Solak
Univent tube (UT) and EZ-blocker were used for one-lung ventilation (OLV). UT is a single lumen tube with a small separate lumen containing a bronchial blocker. EZ-blocker differs with its unique y-shaped double-cuffed distal end. We aimed to compare these two airway devices effects on airway pressures, oxygenation, ventilation and haemodynamics during OLV. Patients undergoing elective thoracotomy for the first time were included in this prospective randomized study. Patients were divided into two groups as UT and EZ...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412111/apneic-oxygen-insufflation-decreases-the-incidence-of-hypoxemia-during-one-lung-ventilation-in-open-and-thoracoscopic-pulmonary-lobectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#4
Dae Myung Jung, Hyun Joo Ahn, Sin-Ho Jung, Mikyung Yang, Jie Ae Kim, Su Min Shin, Suyong Jeon
OBJECTIVE: Hypoxemia is common during one-lung ventilation (OLV) for thoracic surgery. When hypoxemia occurs, surgery is interrupted for rescue ventilation. Apneic oxygen insufflation (AOI), which provides O2 without applying pressure, may prevent hypoxemia and does not interrupt surgery. The aim of this study was to determine the effectiveness of the AOI technique for preventing hypoxemia during OLV in thoracic surgery. METHODS: Patients undergoing open or thoracoscopic pulmonary lobectomy from September to December 2015 were included...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364296/juvenile-onset-myasthenia-gravis-autoantibody-status-clinical-characteristics-and-genetic-polymorphisms
#5
Yu Hong, Geir Olve Skeie, Paraskevi Zisimopoulou, Katerina Karagiorgou, Socrates J Tzartos, Xiang Gao, Yao-Xian Yue, Fredrik Romi, Xu Zhang, Hai-Feng Li, Nils Erik Gilhus
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder mediated by antibodies against proteins at the neuromuscular junction. Juvenile-onset MG (JMG) has been reported to have special characteristics. It is still unclear whether there are any pathogenic and genetic differences between juvenile and adult MG. In this study, we evaluated the clinical characteristics, autoantibody status (antibodies against AChR, MuSK, LRP4, titin and RyR) and genetic susceptibility (CHRNA1, CTLA4 and AIRE) in 114 Chinese JMG patients, and compared with 207 young adult MG patients (onset age 18-40 years)...
May 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364099/-dexmedetomidine-improves-function-of-lung-oxygenation-in-patients-with-moderate-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-underwent-lung-cancer-surgery
#6
Jiru Zhang, Nan Dong, Hongdi Qian, Weifeng Yu
To determine whether dexmedetomidine (Dex) improves oxygenation and lung mechanics in patients with moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during lung cancer surgery.
 Methods: Fifty-six patients with moderate COPD were randomly allocated to a control group and a Dex group (n=28 each). In the Dex group, dexmedetomidine was given as an initial loading dose at 1.0 μg/kg lasting for 10 min followed by a maintenance dose at 0.5 μg/(kg.h) during OLV while the control group was administered an equal volume of 0...
March 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203541/anesthetic-considerations-in-robotic-mitral-valve-surgery
#7
Kent H Rehfeldt, J Valery Andre, Matthew J Ritter
The robotic approach to cardiac surgery offers patients numerous potential advantages compared with a traditional sternotomy approach including shorter hospital length of stay, reduced pain, fewer blood transfusions, and a quicker return to normal daily activities. At the same time, robotic cardiac surgery requires that the anesthesiologist employs several subspecialty skillsets in order to provide optimal care for these patients. Multiple different regional anesthesia techniques may be used to improve analgesia, reduce opioid dosages, and facilitate rapid extubation at the conclusion of the case...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203413/better-perioperative-outcomes-in-thoracoscopic-esophagectomy-with-two-lung-ventilation-in-semi-prone-position
#8
Lei Cai, Yan Li, Li Sun, Xue-Wen Yang, Wen-Bin Wang, Fan Feng, Guang-Hui Xu, Man Guo, Xiao Lian, Hong-Wei Zhang
BACKGROUND: One-lung ventilation (OLV) anesthesia intubation route is often used in patients undergoing thoracoscopic-esophagectomy in semi-prone position. Recently, the two-lung ventilation (TLV) approach becomes popular. However, limited studies have compared the two ventilation approaches in parallel. Here, we report a single-center, retrospective study of comparing TLV and OLV approach in patients undergoing thoracoscopic-esophagectomy in semi-prone position. METHODS: From January 2013 to November 2014, 147 patients were enrolled into the current study and were given thoracoscopic-esophagectomy in semi-prone position either by OLV or TLV...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163093/picornaviral-polymerase-structure-function-and-fidelity-modulation
#9
REVIEW
Olve B Peersen
Like all positive strand RNA viruses, the picornaviruses replicate their genomes using a virally encoded RNA-dependent RNA polymerase enzyme known as 3D(pol). Over the past decade we have made tremendous advances in our understanding of 3D(pol) structure and function, including the discovery of a novel mechanism for closing the active site that allows these viruses to easily fine tune replication fidelity and quasispecies distributions. This review summarizes current knowledge of picornaviral polymerase structure and how the enzyme interacts with RNA and other viral proteins to form stable and processive elongation complexes...
February 2, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126982/novel-one-lung-ventilation-strategy-olv-for-a-patient-with-complete-unilateral-endobronchial-obstruction-causing-hypoxic-respiratory-failure
#10
Amaraja Kanitkar, Sarah J Lee
BACKGROUND Mechanical ventilation strategies for one lung ventilation (OLV) differ from conventional modalities in that it can adapt to greater degrees of ventilation/perfusion (V/Q) mismatch. We present a case of cancer causing complete unilateral endobronchial obstruction with refractory hypoxia that improved with OLV strategy. CASE REPORT Our patient was an elderly male, admitted to our intensive care unit (ICU) on mechanical ventilation with worsening hypoxic respiratory failure secondary to lung mass and post-obstructive atelectasis...
January 27, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096575/the-effect-of-epidural-dexmedetomidine-on-oxygenation-and-shunt-fraction-in-patients-undergoing-thoracotomy-and-one-lung-ventilation-a-randomized-controlled-study
#11
Prachi Kar, Padmaja Durga, Ramachandran Gopinath
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Role of epidural dexmedetomidine in providing analgesia is well documented, but its effect on oxygenation and shunt fraction is not well established. We studied the hypothesis that epidural dexmedetomidine may improve oxygenation and shunt fraction during one-lung ventilation (OLV). MATERIAL AND METHODS: After taking Institutional Ethics Committee approval, sixty patients undergoing thoracotomy and OLV were randomized to receive epidural ropivacaine with saline (RS group) or epidural ropivacaine with dexmedetomidine (RD group)...
October 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074800/effectiveness-of-ventilation-of-nondependent-lung-for-a-brief-period-in-improving-arterial-oxygenation-during-one-lung-ventilation-a-prospective-study
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Keerthi Chigurupati, Suneel Puthuvassery Raman, Unnikrishnan Koraparambil Pappu, Unnikrishnan Madathipat
BACKGROUND: Hypoxemia is common during one-lung ventilation(OLV), predominantly due to transpulmonary shunt. None of the strategies tried showed consistent results. We evaluated the effectiveness of ventilating the operated, non-dependent lung (NDL) with small tidal volumes in improving the oxygenation during OLV. METHODS: 30 ASA 1 and 2 patients undergoing elective, open thoracotomy were studied. After standard induction of anesthesia, lung seperation was acheived with left sided DLT...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925310/prognostic-factors-in-patients-with-stemi-undergoing-primary-pci-in-the-clopidogrel-era-role-of-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-at-admission-and-the-smoking-paradox-on-long-term-outcome
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Giovanni Ciccarelli, Emanuele Barbato, Marco Golino, Giovanni Cimmino, Jozef Bartunek, Luigi Di Serafino, Domenico Di Girolamo, Bernard De Bruyne, William Wijns, Paolo Golino
BACKGROUND: Several clinical and laboratory variables have an impact on the prognosis of STEMI patients undergoing PPCI; however, little is known about the role of ongoing DAPT at the time of the event and the smoking status as prognostic factors affecting the outcome of these patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seven-hundred and thirteen consecutive STEMI patients undergoing PPCI, admitted to the S. Anna and S. Sebastiano Hospital (Caserta, Italy) and to the OLV Clinic (Aalst, Belgium), between March 2009 and December 2011, were retrospectively enrolled...
February 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919719/impact-of-left-heart-bypass-on-arterial-oxygenation-during-one-lung-ventilation-for-thoracic-aortic-surgery
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Kikuko Suga, Yoshiro Kobayashi, Ryoichi Ochiai
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to reveal the mechanism of improved arterial oxygenation by measuring the changes in oxygenation before and after initiation of left heart bypass (LHB) during one-lung ventilation (OLV) for thoracic aortic surgery. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: Single-institution, private hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised 50 patients who underwent aortic surgery via a left thoracotomy approach with LHB circulatory support...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881405/effectiveness-of-individualized-lung-recruitment-strategies-at-birth-an-experimental-study-in-preterm-lambs
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David G Tingay, Anushi Rajapaksa, Emanuela Zannin, Prue M Pereira-Fantini, Raffaele L Dellaca, Elizabeth J Perkins, Cornelis E E Zonneveld, Andy Adler, Don Black, Inéz Frerichs, Anna Lavizzari, Magdy Sourial, Bartłomiej Grychtol, Fabio Mosca, Peter G Davis
Respiratory transition at birth involves rapidly clearing fetal lung liquid and preventing efflux back into the lung while aeration is established. We have developed a sustained inflation (SIOPT) individualized to volume response and a dynamic tidal positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) (open lung volume, OLV) strategy that both enhance this process. We aimed to compare the effect of each with a group managed with PEEP of 8 cmH2O and no recruitment maneuver (No-RM), on gas exchange, lung mechanics, spatiotemporal aeration, and lung injury in 127 ± 1 day preterm lambs...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862270/familial-aggregation-of-parkinson-s-disease-may-affect-progression-of-motor-symptoms-and-dementia
#16
Johannes Jernqvist Gaare, Geir Olve Skeie, Charalampos Tzoulis, Jan Petter Larsen, Ole-Bjørn Tysnes
BACKGROUND: Familial aggregation has been described in PD of both early and late onset, but has not been studied in a true population-based sample. Moreover, little is known about its association with disease progression and endophenotypes. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this work were to determine familial aggregation of idiopathic PD in a population-based cohort and study the association with clinical endophenotypes and disease progression. METHODS: We examined family history data from the Norwegian ParkWest study, a well-characterized, population-based cohort of incident PD patients and age-matched healthy controls...
February 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27830357/effects-of-ulinastatin-on-early-postoperative-cognitive-function-after-one-lung-ventilation-surgery-in-elderly-patients-receiving-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#17
Kai-Yuan Wang, Quan-Yong Yang, Peng Tang, Hui-Xia Li, Hong-Wei Zhao, Xiu-Bao Ren
We investigated the effects of ulinastatin on early postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) after one-lung ventilation (OLV) surgery in elderly patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Eighty elderly patients with preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy scheduling for radical esophagectomy under OLV were recruited. They were randomly divided into an ulinastatin pretreatment group (U group, n = 40) and a control group (C group, n = 40). The U group received 10,000 U/kg ulinastatin before anesthesia and 5000 U/kg daily on postoperative days 1 to 3, while C group received saline...
April 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828867/a-simple-blind-placement-of-the-left-sided-double-lumen-tubes
#18
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Zhi Jun Zong, Qi Ying Shen, Yao Lu, Yuan Hai Li
One-lung ventilation (OLV) has been commonly provided by using a double-lumen tube (DLT). Previous reports have indicated the high incidence of inappropriate DLT positioning in conventional maneuvers.After obtaining approval from the medical ethics committee of First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University and written consent from patients, 88 adult patients belonging to American society of anesthesiologists (ASA) physical status grade I or II, and undergoing elective thoracic surgery requiring a left-side DLT for OLV were enrolled in this prospective, single-blind, randomized controlled study...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819002/diagnosis-accuracy-of-mean-arterial-pressure-variation-during-a-lung-recruitment-maneuver-to-predict-fluid-responsiveness-in-thoracic-surgery-with-one-lung-ventilation
#19
Woon-Seok Kang, Chung-Sik Oh, Chulmin Park, Bo Mi Shin, Tae-Gyoon Yoon, Ka-Young Rhee, Nam-Sik Woo, Seong-Hyop Kim
Background. Lung recruitment maneuver (LRM) during thoracic surgery can reduce systemic venous return and resulting drop in systemic blood pressure depends on the patient's fluid status. We hypothesized that changes in systemic blood pressure during the transition in LRM from one-lung ventilation (OLV) to two-lung ventilation (TLV) may provide an index to predict fluid responsiveness. Methods. Hemodynamic parameters were measured before LRM (T0); after LRM at the time of the lowest mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) (T1) and at 3 minutes (T2); before fluid administration (T3); and 5 minutes after ending it (T4)...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652497/value-of-the-oxygenation-index-during-1-lung-ventilation-for-predicting-respiratory-complications-after-thoracic-surgery
#20
Bhiken I Naik, Douglas A Colquhoun, Isaac A Shields, Russell E Davenport, Marcel E Durieux, Randal S Blank
PURPOSE: Thoracic surgery requiring 1-lung ventilation (OLV) is associated with significant postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs) due to patient- and surgery-specific risk factors. The aim of this study is to determine whether the oxygenation index (OI) (fraction of inspired oxygen × mean airway pressure/partial pressure of oxygen) during OLV predicts the development of PPC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Surgery Database at the University of Virginia was used to identify all thoracic cases in 2012 to 2014...
February 2017: Journal of Critical Care
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