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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346965/point-of-care-coagulation-tests-monitoring-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-and-their-reversal-therapy-state-of-the-art
#1
Giacomo E Iapichino, Paolo Bianchi, Marco Ranucci, Ekaterina Baryshnikova
Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) exert similar anticoagulant effects to vitamin K antagonists and are increasingly used worldwide. Nevertheless, an evidence-based approach to patients receiving DOACs when any unplanned urgent surgery or bleeding (either spontaneous or traumatic) occurs is still missing. In this review, we investigate the role of point-of-care coagulation tests when other, more specific tests are not available. Indeed, thromboelastography and activated clotting time can detect dabigatran-induced coagulopathy, while their accuracy is limited for apixaban and rivaroxaban, mostly in cases of low drug plasma concentrations...
March 27, 2017: Seminars in Thrombosis and Hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346962/response-to-comment-on-state-of-the-art-imaging-in-pulmonary-embolism-ventilation-perfusion-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-versus-computed-tomography-angiography-controversies-results-and-recommendations-from-a-systematic-review
#2
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346953/lennox-gastaut-syndrome-a-state-of-the-art-review
#3
Mario Mastrangelo
Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) is a severe age-dependent epileptic encephalopathy usually with onset between 1 and 8 years of age. Functional neuroimaging studies recently introduced the concept of Lennox-Gastaut as "secondary network epilepsy" resulting from dysfunctions of a complex system involving both cortical and subcortical structures (default-mode network, corticoreticular connections, and thalamus). These dysfunctions are produced by different disorders including hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathies, meningoencephalitis, cortical malformations, neurocutaneous disorders, or tumors...
March 27, 2017: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346783/dicarbonyls-of-carbon-and-methylidyne-cations
#4
Jiaye Jin, Lili Zhao, Xiaonan Wu, Wei Li, Yuhong Liu, Diego M Andrada, Mingfei Zhou, Gernot Frenking
The carbon suboxide cation C3O2+ and the protonated carbon suboxide HC3O2+/DC3O2+ were produced in the gas phase. The vibrational spectra were measured via infrared photodissociation spectroscopy of their argon- or CO-tagged complexes. Spectroscopic evidence combined with state-of-the-art quantum chemical calculations indicate that both cations have a bent C2v symmetry and can be designated as dicarbonyls of carbon cation and methylidyne cation, respectively.
March 27, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346234/outstanding-animal-studies-in-allergy-i-from-asthma-to-food-allergy-and-anaphylaxis
#5
Erika Jensen-Jarolim, Isabella Pali-Schöll, Franziska Roth-Walter
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Animal models published within the past 18 months on asthma, food allergy and anaphylaxis, all conditions of rising public health concern, were reviewed. RECENT FINDINGS: While domestic animals spontaneously develop asthma, food allergy and anaphylaxis, in animal models, divergent sensitization and challenge routes, dosages, intervals and antigens are used to induce asthmatic, food allergic or anaphylactic phenotypes. This must be considered in the interpretation of results...
March 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345935/targeting-self-binding-peptides-as-a-novel-strategy-to-regulate-protein-activity-and-function-a-case-study-on-the-proto-oncogene-tyrosine-protein-kinase-c-src
#6
Zhengya Bai, Shasha Hou, Shilei Zhang, Zhongyan Li, Peng Zhou
Previously, we have reported a new biomolecular phenomenon spanning between protein folding and binding, termed as self-binding peptides (SBPs), where a short peptide segment in monomeric protein functions as molecular switch by dynamically binding to/unbinding from its cognate domain in the monomer (Yang C, Zhang S, He P, Wang C, Huang J, Zhou P. Self-binding peptides: folding or binding? J. Chem. Inf. MODEL: 2015, 55: 329-342). Here, we attempt to raise the SBP as a new class of druggable targets to regulate the biological activity and function of proteins...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345907/simulating-protein-mediated-hydrolysis-of-atp-and-other-nucleoside-triphosphates-by-combining-qm-mm-molecular-dynamics-with-advances-in-metadynamics
#7
Rui Sun, Olaseni Sode, James F Dama, Gregory A Voth
The protein mediated hydrolysis of nucleoside triphosphates such as ATP or GTP is one of the most important and challenging biochemical reactions in nature. The chemical environment (water structure, catalytic metal, and amino acid residues) adjacent to the hydrolysis site contains hundreds of atoms, usually greatly limiting the amount of the free energy sampling that one can achieve from computationally demanding electronic structure calculations such as QM/MM simulations. Therefore, the combination of QM/MM molecular dynamics with the recently developed Transition-tempered Metadynamics (TTMetaD), an enhanced sampling method that can provide a high-quality free energy estimate at an early stage in a simulation, is an ideal approach to address the biomolecular nucleoside triphosphate hydrolysis problem...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345687/recent-advances-in-high-performance-fluorescent-and-bioluminescent-rna-imaging-probes
#8
REVIEW
Yuqiong Xia, Ruili Zhang, Zhongliang Wang, Jie Tian, Xiaoyuan Chen
RNA plays an important role in life processes. Imaging of messenger RNAs (mRNAs) and micro-RNAs (miRNAs) not only allows us to learn the formation and transcription of mRNAs and the biogenesis of miRNAs involved in various life processes, but also helps in detecting cancer. High-performance RNA imaging probes greatly expand our view of life processes and enhance the cancer detection accuracy. In this review, we summarize the state-of-the-art high-performance RNA imaging probes, including exogenous probes that can image RNA sequences with special modification and endogeneous probes that can directly image endogenous RNAs without special treatment...
March 27, 2017: Chemical Society Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345645/influence-of-anthropogenic-climate-change-on-planetary-wave-resonance-and-extreme-weather-events
#9
Michael E Mann, Stefan Rahmstorf, Kai Kornhuber, Byron A Steinman, Sonya K Miller, Dim Coumou
Persistent episodes of extreme weather in the Northern Hemisphere summer have been shown to be associated with the presence of high-amplitude quasi-stationary atmospheric Rossby waves within a particular wavelength range (zonal wavenumber 6-8). The underlying mechanistic relationship involves the phenomenon of quasi-resonant amplification (QRA) of synoptic-scale waves with that wavenumber range becoming trapped within an effective mid-latitude atmospheric waveguide. Recent work suggests an increase in recent decades in the occurrence of QRA-favorable conditions and associated extreme weather, possibly linked to amplified Arctic warming and thus a climate change influence...
March 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345431/collaterals-2016-translating-the-collaterome-around-the-globe
#10
David S Liebeskind, Graham W Woolf, Ashfaq Shuaib
Collaterals 2016 (third International Symposium on Collaterals to the Brain) was a multidisciplinary scientific conference focused on collateral circulation in acute ischemic stroke. Decisive challenges include generalizability of optimal triage and selection paradigms based on collateral status for definitive treatment of acute ischemic stroke, rapid dissemination of expert methods, and the urgent need to leverage networking opportunities for stroke science related to the hemodynamics of collaterals. The collaterome, or individual capacity to offset ischemia in the brain, and determination of a favorable collateral profile have become pivotal factors in consideration of the precision medicine of stroke decision-making...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345369/pulmonary-fibrosis-part-ii-state-of-the-art-patient-management
#11
Keith C Meyer
While many pharmacologic therapies for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) have been evaluated via randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials (RCTs) conducted over the past two decades, most therapies have been shown to be ineffective or even potentially harmful. However, a number of recently completed RCTs have shown significant efficacy for pirfenidone and nintedanib for the treatment of IPF. Areas Covered: This manuscript reviews recent advances in the management of IPF and other forms of fibrosing interstitial lung disease (ILD) with an emphasis on IPF...
March 26, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345220/boosting-the-performance-of-the-nickel-anode-in-the-oxygen-evolution-reaction-by-simple-electrochemical-activation
#12
Tatsuya Shinagawa, Marcus Tze-Kiat Ng, Kazuhiro Takanabe
The development of cost-effective and active water-splitting electrocatalysts that work at mild pH is an essential step towards the realization of sustainable energy and material circulation in our society. Its success requires a drastic improvement in the kinetics of the anodic half-reaction of the oxygen evolution reaction (OER), which determines the overall system efficiency to a large extent. A simple electrochemical protocol has been developed to activate Ni electrodes, by which a stable NiOOH phase was formed, which could weakly bind to alkali-metal cations...
March 27, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344611/percutaneous-pulmonary-valve-implantation-state-of-the-art-and-polish-experience
#13
REVIEW
Elżbieta K Biernacka, Witold Rużyłło, Marcin Demkow
Percutaneous pulmonary valve implantation (PPVI) is a relatively new method of treating patients with right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) dysfunction after surgical repair of congenital heart disease. Since its introduction in 2000 by Bonhoeffer, more than ten thousand PPVI procedures have been performed worldwide. Indications for PPVI have been adapted from those accepted for surgical intervention. Two types of valves are being used: Melody Medtronic available in diameters 16 mm and 18 mm and the family of Edwards SAPIEN valves 23, 26 and 29...
2017: Postępy W Kardiologii Interwencyjnej, Advances in Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344021/pharmaceutical-cocrystals-salts-and-multicomponent-systems-intermolecular-interactions-and-property-based-design
#14
REVIEW
David J Berry, Jonathan W Steed
As small molecule drugs become harder to develop and less cost effective for patient use, efficient strategies for their property improvement become increasingly important to global health initiatives. Improvements in the physical properties of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs), without changes in the covalent chemistry, have long been possible through the application of binary component solids. This was first achieved through the use of pharmaceutical salts, within the last 10-15years with cocrystals and more recently coamorphous systems have also been consciously applied to this problem...
March 23, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343934/hitchhiker-s-guide-to-the-red-cell-storage-galaxy-omics-technologies-and-the-quality-issue
#15
REVIEW
Angelo D'Alessandro, Jerard Seghatchian
Red blood cell storage in the blood bank makes millions of units of available for transfusion to civilian and military recipients every year. From glass bottles to plastic bags, from anticoagulants to complex additives, from whole blood to leukocyte filtered packed red blood cells: huge strides have been made in the field of blood component processing and storage in the blood bank during the last century. Still, refrigerated preservation of packed red blood cells under blood bank conditions results in the progressive accumulation of a wide series of biochemical and morphological changes to the stored erythrocytes, collectively referred to as the storage lesion(s)...
March 9, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343742/automatic-matching-of-surgeries-to-predict-surgeons-next-actions
#16
Germain Forestier, François Petitjean, Laurent Riffaud, Pierre Jannin
OBJECTIVE: More than half a million surgeries are performed every day worldwide, which makes surgery one of the most important component of global health care. In this context, the objective of this paper is to introduce a new method for the prediction of the possible next task that a surgeon is going to perform during surgery. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We formulate the problem as finding the optimal registration of a partial sequence to a complete reference sequence of surgical activities...
March 23, 2017: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343199/-hypogonadism-in-patients-with-testicular-tumors-and-prostate-cancer
#17
Marcin Radko, Tomasz Syryło, Henryk Zieliński
Hypogonadism is defined as an array of symptoms arising from a deficiency of androgens. It is caused by a hormonal and spermatogenic dysfunction of the testes. It results in impaired fertility and has a negative impact on the functions of multiple organs and systems, physical well-being, sexual functions and also mental state. Particularly patients with a history of cancer have a high risk of developing hypogonadism as a result of not only the nature of the disease, but mainly its treatment. While leaving the patient with cancer without treatment does not fall within the concept of the art of medicine and the ethical canon of a physician, the symptoms of hypogonadism are often ignored and left untreated...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342369/sensing-properties-of-monolayer-borophane-nanosheet-towards-alcohol-vapors-a-first-principles-study
#18
V Nagarajan, R Chandiramouli
The electronic properties of borophane nanosheet and adsorption behavior of three distinct alcohol vapors namely methanol, ethanol and 1-propanol on borophane nanosheet is studied using density functional theory method for the first time. The state-of-the-art provides insights on to the development of new two dimensional materials with the surface passivation on boron nanostructures. The density of states spectrum provides a clear perception on charge transfer upon adsorption of alcohol vapors on borophane nanosheets...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342106/extraction-of-skin-lesions-from-non-dermoscopic-images-for-surgical-excision-of-melanoma
#19
M Hossein Jafari, Ebrahim Nasr-Esfahani, Nader Karimi, S M Reza Soroushmehr, Shadrokh Samavi, Kayvan Najarian
PURPOSE: Computerized prescreening of suspicious moles and lesions for malignancy is of great importance for assessing the need and the priority of the removal surgery. Detection can be done by images captured by standard cameras, which are more preferable due to low cost and availability. One important step in computerized evaluation is accurate detection of lesion's region, i.e., segmentation of an image into two regions as lesion and normal skin. METHODS: In this paper, a new method based on deep neural networks is proposed for accurate extraction of a lesion region...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342105/real-time-surgical-tool-tracking-and-pose-estimation-using-a-hybrid-cylindrical-marker
#20
Lin Zhang, Menglong Ye, Po-Ling Chan, Guang-Zhong Yang
PURPOSE: To provide an integrated visualisation of intraoperative ultrasound and endoscopic images to facilitate intraoperative guidance, real-time tracking of the ultrasound probe is required. State-of-the-art methods are suitable for planar targets while most of the laparoscopic ultrasound probes are cylindrical objects. A tracking framework for cylindrical objects with a large work space will improve the usability of the intraoperative ultrasound guidance. METHODS: A hybrid marker design that combines circular dots and chessboard vertices is proposed for facilitating tracking cylindrical tools...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
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