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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925209/dynamics-of-microbial-community-during-the-extremely-long-term-fermentation-process-of-a-traditional-soy-sauce
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Yang Yang, Yue Deng, Yulan Jin, Yanxi Liu, Baixue Xia, Qun Sun
BACKGROUND: Soy sauce produced by long-term natural fermentation is a traditional specialty in Asia, with a reputation for superior quality and rich flavor. In this study, both culture-dependent and independent approaches were used to investigate the microbial diversity and community dynamics during an extremely long-term (up to four years) natural fermentation of Xianshi Soy Sauce, a national intangible cultural heritage. RESULTS: Genera of Bacillus, Aspergillus, and Cladosporium were detected by both methods above...
December 7, 2016: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920573/femoral-nerve-blockade-using-various-concentrations-of-local-anesthetic-for-knee-arthroscopy-in-the-pediatric-population
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Giorgio Veneziano, Jennifer Tripi, Dmitry Tumin, Mumin Hakim, David Martin, Ralph Beltran, Kevin Klingele, Tarun Bhalla, Joseph D Tobias
BACKGROUND: Femoral nerve blockade (FNB) provides effective postoperative analgesia in children undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery as evidenced by their opioid-sparing effects and decreased postoperative pain scores. Increasing the local anesthetic concentration in peripheral nerve blockade for adults undergoing orthopedic surgery has been shown to be beneficial, increasing block success rate, and providing a longer duration of analgesia. The effect of increasing the concentration of local anesthetic in extremity blocks in children remains largely unexplored...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914995/transdermal-skin-patch-based-on-reduced-graphene-oxide-a-new-approach-for-photothermal-triggered-permeation-of-ondansetron-across-porcine-skin
#3
Florina Teodorescu, Gurvan Quéniat, Catherine Foulon, Marie Lecoeur, Alexandre Barras, Samia Boulahneche, Mohmaed Salah Medjram, Thomas Hubert, Amar Abderrahmani, Rabah Boukherroub, Sabine Szunerits
The development of a skin-mounted patch capable of controlled transcutaneous delivery of therapeutics through thermal activation provides a unique solution for the controlled release of active principles over long-term periods. Here, we report on a flexible transdermal patch for photothermal triggered release of ondansetron (ODS), a commonly used drug for the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting and used as model compound here. To achieve this, a dispersion of ODS-loaded reduced graphene oxide (rGO-ODS) nanosheets were deposited onto Kapton to produce a flexible polyimide-based patch...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908931/filling-the-tank-keeping-antitumor-t-cells-metabolically-fit-for-the-long-haul
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REVIEW
Greg M Delgoffe
Discoveries in tumor immunology and subsequent clinical advances in cancer immunotherapy have revealed that the immune system is not oblivious to tumor progression but heavily interacts with developing neoplasia and malignancy. A major factor preventing immune destruction is the establishment of a highly immunosuppressive tumor microenvironment (TME), which provides architecture to the tumor, supports indirect means of immunosuppression such as the recruitment of tolerogenic cells like regulatory T cells and myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC), and represents a zone of metabolically dearth conditions...
December 2016: Cancer Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906066/a-giant-infiltrating-angiolipoma-of-the-mediastinum-a-case-report
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Peng Liu, Wen-Cheng Che, Huai-Jun Ji, Zhong-Min Jiang
BACKGROUND: Angiolipoma is a rare benign neoplasm composed of mature fatty tissue and multiple small abnormal blood vessels. Infiltrating mediastinal angiolipoma is an extremely rare tumor associated with delayed diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old woman was presented with 3-month history of mild chest tightness. Imaging of the chest showed a large mass with fat densities in the middle superior mediastinum. A presumptive diagnosis was a tumor of liposarcoma...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905095/electrical-properties-of-ultrathin-hf-ti-o-higher-k-gate-dielectric-films-and-their-application-in-etsoi-mosfet
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Yuhua Xiong, Xiaoqiang Chen, Feng Wei, Jun Du, Hongbin Zhao, Zhaoyun Tang, Bo Tang, Wenwu Wang, Jiang Yan
Ultrathin Hf-Ti-O higher k gate dielectric films (~2.55 nm) have been prepared by atomic layer deposition. Their electrical properties and application in ETSOI (fully depleted extremely thin SOI) PMOSFETs were studied. It is found that at the Ti concentration of Ti/(Ti + Hf) ~9.4%, low equivalent gate oxide thickness (EOT) of ~0.69 nm and acceptable gate leakage current density of 0.61 A/cm(2) @ (V fb - 1)V could be obtained. The conduction mechanism through the gate dielectric is dominated by the F-N tunneling in the gate voltage range of -0...
December 2016: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904716/is-anterior-bridge-plating-for-mid-shaft-humeral-fractures-a-suitable-option-for-patients-predominantly-involved-in-overhead-activities-a-functional-outcome-study-in-athletes-and-manual-laborers
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Abhishek S Mahajan, Young Gun Kim, Jae Hwa Kim, Prashanth D'sa, Azhar Lakhani, Hyun Soo Ok
BACKGROUND: To assess the functional and radiological outcomes of minimally invasive anterior bridge plating (ABP) for mid-shaft humerus fractures in patients predominantly involved in overhead activities (athletes and manual laborers). METHODS: Forty-eight patients fulfilling inclusion criteria were treated with ABP at a level-I trauma center using a 4.5-mm dynamic/locking compression plate and followed for a period of 1 year. Functional outcome was assessed using the Constant, Mayo elbow, and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) scores...
December 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894147/reliability-concurrent-validity-and-minimal-detectable-change-for-iphone-goniometer-app-in-assessing-knee-range-of-motion
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Saurabh P Mehta, Katherine Barker, Brett Bowman, Heather Galloway, Nicole Oliashirazi, Ali Oliashirazi
Much of the published works assessing the reliability of smartphone goniometer apps (SG) have poor generalizability since the reliability was assessed in healthy subjects. No research has established the values for standard error of measurement (SEM) or minimal detectable change (MDC) which have greater clinical utility to contextualize the range of motion (ROM) assessed using the SG. This research examined the test-retest reproducibility, concurrent validity, SEM, and MDC values for the iPhone goniometer app (i-Goni; June Software Inc...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891410/subperiosteal-schwannoma-of-pelvis-a-rare-case-and-review-of-literature
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Devendra Lakhotia, Sunil Jeph, Swati Sharma
Schwannoma are benign tumours of the nerve sheath. They are commonly found in the soft tissue, but its presence in the bone is extremely rare. We herein present a case of 34-year-old man with two adjacent pelvic subperiosteal schwannomas. Computed Tomography (CT) scan showed osseous pressure erosion and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) showed two cystic signal intensity lesions, one near superior aspect of right posterior iliac wing and another inferior to it with adjacent cortical pressure erosion. The tumour was excised en bloc and on histopathological examination, the diagnosis was confirmed as subperiosteal schwannoma...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890893/successful-coil-embolization-of-an-aneurysm-in-the-arc-of-b%C3%A3-hler
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Fumie Sugihara, Satoru Murata, Fumio Uchiyama, Jun Watari, Hiroto Tajima, Shin-Ichiro Kumita
In the present report, we describe a case of a patient with an asymptomatic aneurysm in the arc of Bühler (AOB), which was successfully treated by transcatheter arterial embolization. The patient presented with severe stenosis of the celiac trunk, which was suspected to be due to median arcuate ligament syndrome. Arteriography of the superior mesenteric artery indicated a rapid stream in an aneurysm in the AOB. Hence, embolization was carefully performed using detachable coils and microcoils. An arteriography performed after embolization did not show any aneurysm, and the hepatic artery and splenic artery could be detected via the pancreatic arcade, originating from the superior mesenteric artery...
2016: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890763/positional-occlusion-of-vertebral-artery-due-to-cervical-spondylosis-as-rare-cause-of-wake-up-stroke-report-of-2-cases
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Hirofumi Nishikawa, Fumitaka Miya, Yotaro Kitano, Genshin Mori, Shigetoshi Shimizu, Hidenori Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Positional compression of the vertebral artery (VA) due to cervical spondylosis is an uncommon cause of stroke. We report two cases of cervical spondylosis causing wake-up stroke, which is extremely rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: The first case was a 78-year-old woman who presented with vertigo and vomiting lasting from waking up. Magnetic resonance (MR) images and angiography documented right cerebellar infarction, and stenosis of the right cervical VA. Dynamic angiography revealed that the right VA was occluded when her neck was extended or rotated to the right...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890752/delayed-development-of-aneurysms-following-gamma-knife-surgery-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-report-of-2-cases
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Hiroki Uchikawa, Toru Nishi, Yasuyuki Kaku, Tomoaki Goto, Jun-Ichi Kuratsu, Shigetoshi Yano
BACKGROUND: Delayed development of intracranial aneurysms is an extremely rare complication of gamma knife surgery (GKS), and so far only 6 cases have been reported. Furthermore, there are no reported cases after GKS for trigeminal neuralgia (TN). Of the above cases, none referred to the natural history or pathophysiology of GKS-related intracranial aneurysm formation. CASE DESCRIPTION: We treated 2 patients who suffered subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) due to ruptures of intracranial aneurysms that developed long after GKS...
November 24, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884604/surgical-management-of-falcine-meningiomas-experience-of-95-patients
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REVIEW
Domenico Murrone, Danilo De Paulis, Valerio di Norcia, Hambra Di Vitantonio, Renato Juan Galzio
Falcine meningiomas, defined as a meningiomas arising from the falx not involving the superior sagittal sinus, account for 9% of all intracranial meningiomas. We analyzed 95 patients with falcine meningiomas who underwent surgical removal of their lesion at our institution between 2001 and 2014. Surgical management of these patients, focusing on anatomical and clinical features is described. Thus, based on our series, a surgical algorithm, classifying the falcine meningioma into four types, according to location at the falx, and using an ipsilateral interhemispheric approach in supine or prone position, is described...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882449/diametrical-relationship-between-gray-and-white-matter-volumes-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-schizophrenia
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Serge A Mitelman, Marie-Cecile Bralet, M Mehmet Haznedar, Eric Hollander, Lina Shihabuddin, Erin A Hazlett, Monte S Buchsbaum
Autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia have been variously characterized as separate nosological entities with overlapping deficits in social cognition or diametrical extremes of a phenotypic continuum. This study aimed to determine how these models apply to comparative morphometric data. MRI scans of the brain were obtained in 49 subjects with schizophrenia, 20 subjects with autism and 39 healthy controls. Images were parcellated into 40 Brodmann areas and entered into repeated-measures ANOVA for between-group comparison of global and localized gray and white matter volumes...
November 23, 2016: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881587/pai-1-polymorphism-as-a-cause-of-severe-high-altitude-associated-arteriovenous-thrombosis
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Velu Nair, Uday Yanamandra, Rai Kumud, Kanjakya Ghosh
We present a 34-year-old man who developed disseminated intra-arterial and venous thrombosis following exposure to extreme high altitude. On evaluation, the patient was found to have thrombosis involving the aorta, bilateral iliac arteries and middle cerebral artery. On detailed evaluation for the cause of recurrent seizures, he was also found to have cerebral venous thrombosis of the superior sagittal sinus. The patient underwent amputation of 3 limbs due to gangrene. Procoagulant work up revealed increased plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 activity with 4G/4G polymorphism...
November 23, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879014/highly-efficient-reusable-sponge-type-catalyst-carriers-based-on-short-electrospun-fibers
#16
Gaigai Duan, Melissa Koehn-Serrano, Andreas Greiner
This study reports on gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) immobilized in a sponge made of short electrospun fibers (Au-sponge), which show surprisingly high reaction rates at extremely low gold amount. Au-sponges are made by freeze-drying of dispersions of short electrospun fibers with preimmobilization of AuNPs. The resulting Au-sponges show very low densities around 7 mg cm(-3) corresponding to a pore volume of about 150 mL g(-1) , but low surface area and very low amount of AuNPs in the range of 0.29-3.56 wt%. In general, catalysts with immobilized AuNPs show much low reaction rates compared to systems with dispersed AuNPs...
November 23, 2016: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877208/selection-analysis-and-improvement-of-anti-angiogenesis-compounds-identified-by-an-anti-hif-1%C3%AE-screening-and-validation-system
#17
Chikezie Madu, Liyuan Li, Yi Lu
Cancer cells resort to activating hypoxia-inducible factor-1 (HIF-1) as one of several responses to hypoxic conditions. Overexpression of HIF-1, the transcriptional regulator for a group of malignant-pathway related genes including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), is associated with increased tumor growth, vascularization, and metastasis. HIF-1 is composed of an inducible subunit, HIF-1α and a constitutively expressed subunit, HIF-1ß. HIF-1 activity is mainly dependent on the level of HIF-1α protein, the inducible and regulatory subunit of the HIF-1 heterodimer complex; thus, identification of novel anti-HIF-1α agents will lead to effective blockage of the HIF-1 (HIF-1α)-mediated "switch-on" function for those malignant-pathway related genes and suppression of the HIF-1α/VEGF-mediated signaling pathway that promotes cancer progression and metastasis...
2016: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876006/predictors-of-in-hospital-mortality-following-major-lower-extremity-amputations-in-type-2-diabetic-patients-using-artificial-neural-networks
#18
Ana Lopez-de-Andres, Valentin Hernandez-Barrera, Roberto Lopez, Pablo Martin-Junco, Isabel Jimenez-Trujillo, Alejandro Alvaro-Meca, Miguel Angel Salinero-Fort, Rodrigo Jimenez-Garcia
BACKGROUND: Outcome prediction is important in the clinical decision-making process. Artificial neural networks (ANN) have been used to predict the risk of post-operative events, including survival, and are increasingly being used in complex medical decision making. We aimed to use ANN analysis to estimate predictive factors of in-hospital mortality (IHM) in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) after major lower extremity amputation (LEA) in Spain. METHODS: We design a retrospective, observational study using ANN models...
November 22, 2016: BMC Medical Research Methodology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871587/peripheral-nerve-blocks-in-the-management-of-postoperative-pain-challenges-and-opportunities
#19
REVIEW
Girish Joshi, Kishor Gandhi, Nishant Shah, Jeff Gadsden, Shelby L Corman
Peripheral nerve blocks (PNBs) are increasingly used as a component of multimodal analgesia and may be administered as a single injection (sPNB) or continuous infusion via a perineural catheter (cPNB). We undertook a qualitative review focusing on sPNB and cPNB with regard to benefits, risks, and opportunities for optimizing patient care. Meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials have shown superior pain control and reductions in opioid consumption in patients receiving PNB compared with those receiving intravenous opioids in a variety of upper and lower extremity surgical procedures...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871163/a-case-of-endoscopically-complete-remission-of-esophageal-neuroendocrine-tumors-by-concurrent-chemoradiation-therapy
#20
Myung Hee Kim, Hyun Yong Jeong, Jae Kyu Seong, Hee Seok Moon, Sun Hyung Kang, Duk Ki Kim
Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) of the esophagus are extremely rare, aggressive and have a poor prognosis. Combined therapy using chemotherapy, radiotherapy and/or surgery appear effective. Here, we present a patient with a complaint of dysphagia who was diagnosed with this rare tumor. Upper gastrointestinal endoscope of a 46-year-old female revealed a localized ulcerative lesion in the middle esophagus. Histologic exam of biopsy specimens indicated a neuroendocrine carcinoma. The tumor cells were arranged in microtubular structures, with small and round cells containing scanty cytoplasm...
November 25, 2016: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
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