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A Vanschoonbeek, G Fabre, L Nanhekhan, M Vandevoort
INTRODUCTION: Microvascular complications after free flap breast reconstruction are devastating, and revision of a compromised breast reconstruction is very challenging. The aim of this study was to review the different characteristics of urgent microvascular revision in DIEP, SIEA and SGAP flaps and to evaluate the final outcome after revision. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed for all patients who underwent an autologous breast reconstruction with a DIEP, SIEA or SGAP flap at the University Hospitals of Leuven between August 1997 and December 2013...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Ratilal Lalloo, Lisa M Jamieson, Diep Ha, Liana Luzzi
OBJECTIVE: Tooth decay is related to poverty, measured at individual and neighbourhood levels. It is however uncertain if living in an advantaged neighbourhood reduces tooth decay similarly in Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous children. METHODS: This study describes tooth decay by neighbourhood characteristics and Indigenous status, and examines inequalities by Indigenous status. RESULTS: In deciduous dentition the percentage of children with tooth decay and untreated decay decreased on average 26% and 20% respectively in the non-Indigenous sample from poor to affluent neighbourhoods...
2016: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Diep H Ha, Loc G Do, Liana Luzzi, Gloria C Mejia, Lisa Jamieson
OBJECTIVE: Dental diseases have shown to be influenced by area-level socioeconomic status. This study aims to assess the effects of change in area-level SES on the oral health of Australian Indigenous children. METHODS: Data were collected from a national surveillance survey for children's dental health at two points of time (2000-2002/2007-2010). The study examines caries experienced by area-level SES and whether changes in area-level SES (stable-high, upwardly-mobile, downwardly-mobile and stable low) affects caries experience...
2016: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Nobuhiro Takemae, Yugo Shobugawa, Phuong Thanh Nguyen, Tung Nguyen, Tien Ngoc Nguyen, Thanh Long To, Phuong Duy Thai, Tho Dang Nguyen, Duy Thanh Nguyen, Dung Kim Nguyen, Hoa Thi Do, Thi Quynh Anh Le, Phan Truong Hua, Hung Van Vo, Diep Thi Nguyen, Dang Hoang Nguyen, Yuko Uchida, Reiko Saito, Takehiko Saito
BACKGROUND: Influenza A viruses of swine (IAV-S) cause acute and subclinical respiratory disease. To increase our understanding of the etiology of the subclinical form and thus help prevent the persistence of IAV-S in pig populations, we conducted active virologic surveillance in Vietnam, the second-largest pig-producing country in Asia, from February 2010 to December 2013. RESULTS: From a total of 7034 nasal swabs collected from clinically healthy pigs at 250 farms and 10 slaughterhouses, we isolated 172 IAV-S from swine at the weaning and early-fattening stages...
October 10, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
Benedetto Longo, Rosaria Laporta, Michail Sorotos, Matteo Atzeni, Fabio Santanelli di Pompeo
We report a case of complete DIEP flap survival, following venous congestion due to the excision of a local recurrence with main pedicle, 4 years after its transfer for breast reconstruction.
2016: Case Reports in Plastic Surgery & Hand Surgery
Özgün C O Umu, Christine Bäuerl, Marije Oostindjer, Phillip B Pope, Pablo E Hernández, Gaspar Pérez-Martínez, Dzung B Diep
Production of bacteriocins is a potential probiotic feature of many lactic acid bacteria (LAB) as it can help prevent the growth of pathogens in gut environments. However, knowledge on bacteriocin producers in situ and their function in the gut of healthy animals is still limited. In this study, we investigated five bacteriocin-producing strains of LAB and their isogenic non-producing mutants for probiotic values. The LAB bacteriocins, sakacin A (SakA), pediocin PA-1 (PedPA-1), enterocins P, Q and L50 (enterocins), plantaricins EF and JK (plantaricins) and garvicin ML (GarML), are all class II bacteriocins, but they differ greatly from each other in terms of inhibition spectrum and physicochemical properties...
2016: PloS One
S Pillay, N L Meyer, A S Puschnik, O Davulcu, J Diep, Y Ishikawa, L T Jae, J E Wosen, C M Nagamine, M S Chapman, J E Carette
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 28, 2016: Nature
Tatsuya Nakayama, Michio Jinnai, Ryuji Kawahara, Khong Thi Diep, Nguyen Nam Thang, Tran Thi Hoa, Le Kieu Hanh, Pham Ngoc Khai, Yoshinori Sumimura, Yoshimasa Yamamoto
Reports of livestock infections with extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli (ESBL-E) are increasing. Based on interviews conducted over a 6-month period, we found that veterinarians in the Vietnamese province of Thai Binh prefer to prescribe colistin-based drugs (CBD) in chicken farms. We aimed to clarify whether CBD use selects for strains of colistin-resistant ESBL-E. With the cooperation of seven local households, we detected ESBL-E in chickens' feces after treating chickens with CBD...
September 23, 2016: Tropical Animal Health and Production
Joseph W Duncumb, Kana Miyagi, Parto Forouhi, Charles M Malata
Abdominal free flaps for microsurgical breast reconstruction are most commonly harvested based on the deep inferior epigastric vessels that supply skin and fat via perforators through the rectus muscle and sheath. Intact perforator anatomy and connections are vital for subsequent optimal flap perfusion and avoidance of necrosis, be it partial or total. The intraflap vessels are delicate and easily damaged and it is generally advised that patients should avoid heparin injection into the abdominal pannus preoperatively as this may compromise the vascular perforators through direct needle laceration, pressure from bruising, haematoma formation, or perforator thrombosis secondary to external compression...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
Wakako Takabe, Yasuomi Urano, Diep-Khanh Ho Vo, Kimiyuki Shibuya, Masaaki Tanno, Hiroaki Kitagishi, Toyoshi Fujimoto, Noriko Noguchi
24(S)-hydroxycholesterol (24S-OHC), which plays an important role in maintaining brain cholesterol homeostasis, has been shown to possess neurotoxicity. We have previously reported that 24S-OHC esterification by acyl-CoA:cholesterol acyltransferase 1 (ACAT1) and the resulting lipid droplet (LD) formation are responsible for 24S-OHC-induced cell death. In the present study, we investigate the functional roles of 24S-OHC esters and LD formation in 24S-OHC-induced cell death, and we identify four long-chain unsaturated fatty acids (oleic acid, linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, and docosahexaenoic acid) with which 24S-OHC is esterified in human neuroblastoma SH-SY5Y cells treated with 24S-OHC...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Lipid Research
Caroline H Diep, Hannah Ahrendt, Carol A Lange
Progesterone Receptors (PRs) are critical effectors of estrogen receptor (ER) signaling required for mammary gland development and reproductive proficiency. In breast and reproductive tract malignancies, PR expression is a clinical prognostic marker of ER action. While estrogens primarily regulate PR expression, other factors likely contribute to a dynamic range of receptor expression across diverse tissues. In this study, we identified estrogen-independent but progestin (R5020)-dependent regulation of ER target genes including PGR in ER+/PR+ cancer cell lines...
October 2016: Steroids
Jung-Rok Lee, D James Haddon, Nidhi Gupta, Jordan V Price, Grace M Credo, Vivian K Diep, Kyunglok Kim, Drew A Hall, Emily C Baechler, Michelle Petri, Madoo Varma, Paul J Utz, Shan X Wang
Autoantibodies are a hallmark of autoimmune diseases such as lupus and have the potential to be used as biomarkers for diverse diseases, including immunodeficiency, infectious disease, and cancer. More precise detection of antibodies to specific targets is needed to improve diagnosis of such diseases. Here, we report the development of reusable peptide microarrays, based on giant magnetoresistive (GMR) nanosensors optimized for sensitively detecting magnetic nanoparticle labels, for the detection of antibodies with a resolution of a single post-translationally modified amino acid...
September 16, 2016: ACS Nano
Najoua Lalaoui, Kay Hänggi, Gabriela Brumatti, Diep Chau, Nhu-Y N Nguyen, Lazaros Vasilikos, Lisanne M Spilgies, Denise A Heckmann, Chunyan Ma, Margherita Ghisi, Jessica M Salmon, Geoffrey M Matthews, Elisha de Valle, Donia M Moujalled, Manoj B Menon, Sukhdeep Kaur Spall, Stefan P Glaser, Jennifer Richmond, Richard B Lock, Stephen M Condon, Raffi Gugasyan, Matthias Gaestel, Mark Guthridge, Ricky W Johnstone, Lenka Munoz, Andrew Wei, Paul G Ekert, David L Vaux, W Wei-Lynn Wong, John Silke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 12, 2016: Cancer Cell
Dmytro Unukovych, Camilo Hernandez Gallego, Helena Aineskog, Andres Rodriguez-Lorenzo, Maria Mani
BACKGROUND: The deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) procedure is regarded a safe option for autologous breast reconstruction. Reoperations, however, may occur, and there is no consensus in the literature regarding the risk factors. The aim of this study was to identify factors associated with reoperations in DIEP procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of consecutive patients undergoing DIEP breast reconstruction 2007 to 2014 was performed and included a review of 433 medical charts...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Diep Dinh Phong, Jin Hur
Non-catalytic and catalytic photodegradation of effluent dissolved organic matter (EfDOM) was examined under two different light sources (UVA and UVC). The degradation behavior was tracked by dissolved organic carbon (DOC), UV absorbance, and different fluorescent components. Catalytic UV irradiation resulted in much higher degradation rates than those without photocatalysts (TiO2 and ZnO) regardless of the tracking variables. For non-catalytic degradation, the highest removal rates of UV absorbance were found at wavelengths close to the irradiation of either UVC or UVA, while the photocatalytic degradation rates were consistently higher at longer wavelengths...
November 15, 2016: Water Research
Meagan E Brennan, Kathy Flitcroft, Sanjay Warrier, Kylie Snook, Andrew J Spillane
BACKGROUND: Immediate tissue expander/implant-based breast reconstruction (BR) is often avoided when post-mastectomy radiotherapy (PMRT) is planned due to concerns about high complication rates and poor aesthetic outcomes. This study evaluated surgical, aesthetic and quality of life (QoL) outcomes in women undergoing immediate implant-based BR (IIBR) followed by PMRT. METHODS: Participants were recruited at least six months after completing the final stage of BR...
September 6, 2016: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
Blair A Wormer, Nicholas W Clavin, Jean-Francois Lefaivre, Jason M Korn, Edward Teng, Anthony S Aukskalnis, J Michael Robinson
Background The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of a biosynthetic mesh onlay on reducing postoperative abdominal bulge following deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap breast reconstruction. Methods All patients undergoing DIEP reconstructions from January, 2010 to January, 2014 at a tertiary center were reviewed. Patients were divided into two groups for comparison based on whether a biosynthetic mesh onlay (Phasix [monofilament poly-4-hydroxybutyrate], Bard Inc., Warwick, RI) was used for reinforcement of the anterior rectus fascia...
September 5, 2016: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery
Miguel de la Parra, Marco Camacho, Jonatan de la Garza
BACKGROUND: Many articles have been published about breast reconstruction using the deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap; however, few articles have been published in plastic/reconstructive surgery journals describing the difference between anesthetic techniques and recovery in microsurgical patients. METHODS: We analyzed 16 patients who underwent DIEP flap for breast reconstruction. Patients were divided into 2 groups: group 1: general anesthesia (n = 9); group 2: epidural block with the patient awake (n = 7)...
May 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Zhipeng Gao, Donghua Meng, Hong Lu, Bingyu Yao, Ning Huang, Zhaoxiang Ye
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of dual-energy spectral computed tomography (CT) and low-iodine intake in CT angiography (CTA) of deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flaps. METHODS: In this prospective study, 40 patients with a BMI <28.0 kg/m(2) underwent CTA examination for breast reconstruction and were randomly assigned into two groups (n=20 for each group) as follows: Group A was submitted to dual-energy spectral CT and iodixanol (270 mg I/mL) and Group B was submitted to conventional high iodine contrast agent iohexol (350 mg I/mL)...
September 2016: International Journal of Clinical Practice
Diep Nguyen Bich, P Todd Korthuis, Trang Nguyen Thu, Hoa Van Dinh, Giang Le Minh
BACKGROUND: Integrated care models for HIV and substance use disorder (SUD) care are proposed as a strategy for closing gaps in the HIV care continuum and decreasing HIV transmission. We examined attitudes regarding integration of HIV and SUD treatment among HIV-infected patients with illicit drug and unhealthy alcohol use. METHOD: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of HIV-infected patients receiving care at 5 HIV clinics in Hanoi, Vietnam, regarding substance use and attitudes toward HIV and SUD treatment integration...
October 2016: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
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