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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647576/robotic-assisted-excision-of-a-urachal-diverticulum
#1
Pamela Frazzini Padilla, Soo Kwon
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a combined robotic assisted laparoscopic technique with concomitant cystoscopy use for excision of a urachal diverticulum, to ensure complete resection of diverticulum and bladder cuff. DESIGN: Step-by-step demonstration and explanation of the procedure using video illustration. IRB/Ethics Committee ruled that approval was not required for this case report, however patient consent was obtained. SETTING: Vesicourachal diverticula account for approximately 3-5% of congenital urachal anomalies...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647179/euphorbia-neriifolia-l-review-on-botany-ethnomedicinal-uses-phytochemistry-and-biological-activities
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REVIEW
Prashant Y Mali, Shital S Panchal
The present review is intended to provide information on botany, ethnomedicinal uses, phytochemistry and biological activities of various parts of Euphorbia neriifolia (E. neriifolia). E. neriifolia has several ethnomedicinal uses. The latex of E. neriifolia is used as laxative, purgative, rubefacient, carminative and expectorant as well as in treatment of whooping cough, gonorrhoea, leprosy, asthma, dyspepsia, jaundice, enlargement of the spleen, tumours, stone in the bladder, abdominal troubles and leucoderma...
May 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642891/safety-tolerability-of-the-anti-semaphorin-4d-antibody-vx15-2503-in-a-randomized-phase-1-trial
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Christopher LaGanke, Lawrence Samkoff, Keith Edwards, Lily Jung Henson, Pavle Repovic, Sharon Lynch, Lael Stone, David Mattson, Aaron Galluzzi, Terrence L Fisher, Christine Reilly, Laurie A Winter, John E Leonard, Maurice Zauderer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics (PK), and pharmacodynamics (PD) of VX15/2503 in a randomized, single-dose, dose-escalation, double-blind, placebo-controlled study enrolling adult patients with MS. METHODS: Single IV doses of VX15/2503 or placebo were administered. Ten patients each were randomized (4:1 randomization ratio) into 5 ascending dose cohorts of 1, 3, 6, 10, or 20 mg/kg. Safety, immunogenicity, PK/PD, MRI, ECG, and lymphocyte subset levels were evaluated...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640813/identification-of-a-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-susceptibility-locus-at-oas1-that-influences-isoform-switching-protein-expression-and-responsiveness-to-type-i-interferons
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He Li, Tove Ragna Reksten, John A Ice, Jennifer A Kelly, Indra Adrianto, Astrid Rasmussen, Shaofeng Wang, Bo He, Kiely M Grundahl, Stuart B Glenn, Corinne Miceli-Richard, Simon Bowman, Sue Lester, Per Eriksson, Maija-Leena Eloranta, Johan G Brun, Lasse G Gøransson, Erna Harboe, Joel M Guthridge, Kenneth M Kaufman, Marika Kvarnström, Deborah S Cunninghame Graham, Ketan Patel, Adam J Adler, A Darise Farris, Michael T Brennan, James Chodosh, Rajaram Gopalakrishnan, Michael H Weisman, Swamy Venuturupalli, Daniel J Wallace, Kimberly S Hefner, Glen D Houston, Andrew J W Huang, Pamela J Hughes, David M Lewis, Lida Radfar, Evan S Vista, Contessa E Edgar, Michael D Rohrer, Donald U Stone, Timothy J Vyse, John B Harley, Patrick M Gaffney, Judith A James, Sean Turner, Ilias Alevizos, Juan-Manuel Anaya, Nelson L Rhodus, Barbara M Segal, Courtney G Montgomery, R Hal Scofield, Susan Kovats, Xavier Mariette, Lars Rönnblom, Torsten Witte, Maureen Rischmueller, Marie Wahren-Herlenius, Roald Omdal, Roland Jonsson, Wan-Fai Ng, Gunnel Nordmark, Christopher J Lessard, Kathy L Sivils
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a common, autoimmune exocrinopathy distinguished by keratoconjunctivitis sicca and xerostomia. Patients frequently develop serious complications including lymphoma, pulmonary dysfunction, neuropathy, vasculitis, and debilitating fatigue. Dysregulation of type I interferon (IFN) pathway is a prominent feature of SS and is correlated with increased autoantibody titers and disease severity. To identify genetic determinants of IFN pathway dysregulation in SS, we performed cis-expression quantitative trait locus (eQTL) analyses focusing on differentially expressed type I IFN-inducible transcripts identified through a transcriptome profiling study...
June 22, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636116/curriculum-content-and-assessment-of-pre-clinical-dental-skills-a-survey-of-undergraduate-dental-education-in-europe
#5
J Field, S Stone, C Orsini, A Hussain, S Vital, A Crothers, D Walmsley
INTRODUCTION: Since 1981, the qualifications for various healthcare professionals across the European Union have enjoyed mutual recognition in accordance with the EU Directive 81/1057/EEC. Whilst the directive includes dental practitioners, it is recognised that significant variation exists in curriculum structure, content and scope of practice across institutions. This article aimed to explore pan-European practice in relation to curriculum content, teaching and learning strategies and assessment of pre-clinical dental skills...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Dental Education: Official Journal of the Association for Dental Education in Europe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635666/host-adaptation-of-soybean-dwarf-virus-following-serial-passages-on-pea-pisum-sativum-and-soybean-glycine-max
#6
Bin Tian, Frederick E Gildow, Andrew L Stone, Diana J Sherman, Vernon D Damsteegt, William L Schneider
Soybean Dwarf Virus (SbDV) is an important plant pathogen, causing economic losses in soybean. In North America, indigenous strains of SbDV mainly infect clover, with occasional outbreaks in soybean. To evaluate the risk of a US clover strain of SbDV adapting to other plant hosts, the clover isolate SbDV-MD6 was serially transmitted to pea and soybean by aphid vectors. Sequence analysis of SbDV-MD6 from pea and soybean passages identified 11 non-synonymous mutations in soybean, and six mutations in pea. Increasing virus titers with each sequential transmission indicated that SbDV-MD6 was able to adapt to the plant host...
June 21, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628108/germline-hypomorphic-card11-mutations-in-severe-atopic-disease
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Chi A Ma, Jeffrey R Stinson, Yuan Zhang, Jordan K Abbott, Michael A Weinreich, Pia J Hauk, Paul R Reynolds, Jonathan J Lyons, Celeste G Nelson, Elisa Ruffo, Batsukh Dorjbal, Salomé Glauzy, Natsuko Yamakawa, Swadhinya Arjunaraja, Kelsey Voss, Jennifer Stoddard, Julie Niemela, Yu Zhang, Sergio D Rosenzweig, Joshua J McElwee, Thomas DiMaggio, Helen F Matthews, Nina Jones, Kelly D Stone, Alejandro Palma, Matías Oleastro, Emma Prieto, Andrea R Bernasconi, Geronimo Dubra, Silvia Danielian, Jonathan Zaiat, Marcelo A Marti, Brian Kim, Megan A Cooper, Neil D Romberg, Eric Meffre, Erwin W Gelfand, Andrew L Snow, Joshua D Milner
Few monogenic causes for severe manifestations of common allergic diseases have been identified. Through next-generation sequencing on a cohort of patients with severe atopic dermatitis with and without comorbid infections, we found eight individuals, from four families, with novel heterozygous mutations in CARD11, which encodes a scaffolding protein involved in lymphocyte receptor signaling. Disease improved over time in most patients. Transfection of mutant CARD11 expression constructs into T cell lines demonstrated both loss-of-function and dominant-interfering activity upon antigen receptor-induced activation of nuclear factor-κB and mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1)...
June 19, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625699/influence-of-staff-infection-control-training-on-infection-related-quality-measures-in-us-nursing-homes
#8
Jasjit Kaur, Patricia W Stone, Jasmine L Travers, Catherine C Cohen, Carolyn T A Herzig
Health care-associated infections are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in US nursing home residents. Ongoing training of nursing home staff is vital to the implementation of infection prevention and control processes. Our aim was to describe associations between methods, frequency, and timing of staff infection prevention and control training and infection-related quality measures. In this national survey of nursing homes, timing of staff infection prevention and control training was associated with reduced indwelling urinary catheter use...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621639/outcome-of-the-double-j-stent-placement-in-pediatric-kidney-transplant-a-single-center-experience
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Hakan Sözen, Onur Özen, Kibriya Fidan, Oğuz Söylemezoğlu, Aydın Dalgıç
OBJECTIVES: Double J stent placement at kidney transplant may reduce stenosis or leakage complication rates. However, placement may also increase risk for early urinary tract infection (ie, < 3 mo after transplant). In children, the usefulness of double J stent placement is not well defined. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed retrospective data from children who received transplants at the Gazi University Transplantation Center and Pediatric Nephrology (Ankara, Turkey) for outcomes related to double J stents...
June 16, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615262/predictors-of-anemia-in-women-of-reproductive-age-biomarkers-reflecting-inflammation-and-nutritional-determinants-of-anemia-brinda-project
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REVIEW
James P Wirth, Bradley A Woodruff, Reina Engle-Stone, Sorrel Ml Namaste, Victor J Temple, Nicolai Petry, Barbara Macdonald, Parminder S Suchdev, Fabian Rohner, Grant J Aaron
Background: Anemia in women of reproductive age (WRA) (age range: 15-49 y) remains a public health problem globally, and reducing anemia in women by 50% by 2025 is a goal of the World Health Assembly.Objective: We assessed the associations between anemia and multiple proximal risk factors (e.g., iron and vitamin A deficiencies, inflammation, malaria, and body mass index) and distal risk factors (e.g., education status, household sanitation and hygiene, and urban or rural residence) in nonpregnant WRA.Design: Cross-sectional, nationally representative data from 10 surveys (n = 27,018) from the Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project were analyzed individually and pooled by the infection burden and risk in the country...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615260/predictors-of-anemia-in-preschool-children-biomarkers-reflecting-inflammation-and-nutritional-determinants-of-anemia-brinda-project
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REVIEW
Reina Engle-Stone, Grant J Aaron, Jin Huang, James P Wirth, Sorrel Ml Namaste, Anne M Williams, Janet M Peerson, Fabian Rohner, Ravi Varadhan, O Yaw Addo, Victor Temple, Pura Rayco-Solon, Barbara Macdonald, Parminder S Suchdev
Background: A lack of information on the etiology of anemia has hampered the design and monitoring of anemia-control efforts.Objective: We aimed to evaluate predictors of anemia in preschool children (PSC) (age range: 6-59 mo) by country and infection-burden category.Design: Cross-sectional data from 16 surveys (n = 29,293) from the Biomarkers Reflecting Inflammation and Nutritional Determinants of Anemia (BRINDA) project were analyzed separately and pooled by category of infection burden. We assessed relations between anemia (hemoglobin concentration <110 g/L) and severe anemia (hemoglobin concentration <70 g/L) and individual-level (age, anthropometric measures, micronutrient deficiencies, malaria, and inflammation) and household-level predictors; we also examined the proportion of anemia with concomitant iron deficiency (defined as an inflammation-adjusted ferritin concentration <12 μg/L)...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610977/novel-3-fluoro-6-methoxyquinoline-derivatives-as-inhibitors-of-bacterial-dna-gyrase-and-topoisomerase-iv
#12
Mark J Mitton-Fry, Steven J Brickner, Judith C Hamel, Rose Barham, Lori Brennan, Jeffrey M Casavant, Xiaoyuan Ding, Steven Finegan, Joel Hardink, Thuy Hoang, Michael D Huband, Meghan Maloney, Anthony Marfat, Sandra P McCurdy, Dale McLeod, Chakrapani Subramanyam, Michael Plotkin, Usa Reilly, John Schafer, Gregory G Stone, Daniel P Uccello, Todd Wisialowski, Kwansik Yoon, Richard Zaniewski, Christopher Zook
Novel (non-fluoroquinolone) inhibitors of bacterial type II topoisomerases (NBTIs) are an emerging class of antibacterial agents. We report an optimized series of cyclobutylaryl-substituted NBTIs. Compound 14 demonstrated excellent activity both in vitro (S. aureus MIC90=0.125μg/mL) and in vivo (systemic and tissue infections). Enhanced inhibition of Topoisomerase IV correlated with improved activity in S. aureus strains with mutations conferring resistance to NBTIs. Compound 14 also displayed an improved hERG IC50 of 85...
June 3, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609586/targeted-antimicrobial-therapy-in-the-microbiome-era
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REVIEW
Victoria N Stone, Ping Xu
Even though the oral microbiome is one of the most complex sites on the body it is an excellent model for narrow-spectrum antimicrobial therapy. Current research indicates disruption of the microbiome leads to a dysbiotic environment allowing for the overgrowth of pathogenic species and the onset of oral diseases. The gram-negative colonizer, Porphyromonas gingivalis has long been considered a key player in the initiation of periodontitis and Streptococcus mutans has been linked to dental caries. With antibiotic research still on the decline, new strategies are greatly needed to combat infectious diseases...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607825/cranioplasty-indications-procedures-and-outcome-an-institutional-experience
#14
Syed M Andrabi, Arif H Sarmast, Altaf R Kirmani, Abdul R Bhat
BACKGROUND: Cranioplasty, the repair of a skull vault defect by insertion of an object (bone or nonbiological materials such as metal or plastic plates), is a well-known procedure in modern neurosurgery. Brain protection and cosmetic aspects are the major indications of cranioplasty. A retroprospective study was conducted for evaluating the indications, materials used, complications, and outcome of cranioplasty. METHODS: This study was prospective from August 2013 to September 2015 and retrospective from August 2010 to July 2013...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605509/a-novel-homozygous-umod-mutation-reveals-gene-dosage-effects-on-uromodulin-processing-and-urinary-excretion
#15
Noel Edwards, Eric Olinger, Jennifer Adam, Michael Kelly, Guglielmo Schiano, Simon A Ramsbottom, Richard Sandford, Olivier Devuyst, John A Sayer
Heterozygous mutations in UMOD encoding the urinary protein uromodulin are the most common genetic cause of autosomal dominant tubulointerstitial kidney disease (ADTKD). We describe the exceptional case of a patient from a consanguineous family carrying a novel homozygous UMOD mutation (p.C120Y) affecting a conserved cysteine residue within the EGF-like domain III of uromodulin. Comparison of heterozygote and homozygote mutation carriers revealed a gene dosage effect with unprecedented low levels of uromodulin and aberrant uromodulin fragments in the urine of the homozygote proband...
June 10, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597355/minimal-device-encrustation-on-vesair-intravesical-balloons-in-the-treatment-of-stress-urinary-incontinence-analysis-of-balloons-removed-from-women-in-the-solect-trial
#16
Gommert A van Koeveringe, Stefan De Wachter, Jack M Zuckerman, Giovanni Tommaselli, Michel J de Wildt, Karel C M Everaert, Dirk P J Michielsen, Jean-Jacques Wyndaele
INTRODUCTION: Encrustation of urinary biomaterials is common; however, the incidence of surface deposition on the Vesair(®) intravesical pressure-attenuation balloon has not been previously reported. The purpose of this analysis is to determine the incidence and potential risk factors for encrustation of the Vesair intravesical balloon. METHODS: The SOLECT trial is a prospective randomized controlled trial conducted at several European centers to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the Vesair balloon for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence (SUI)...
June 9, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592876/elongation-factor-tu-on-escherichia-coli-isolated-from-urine-of-kidney-stone-patients-promotes-calcium-oxalate-crystal-growth-and-aggregation
#17
Piyawan Amimanan, Ratree Tavichakorntrakool, Kedsarin Fong-Ngern, Pipat Sribenjalux, Aroonlug Lulitanond, Vitoon Prasongwatana, Chaisiri Wongkham, Patcharee Boonsiri, Jariya Umka Welbat, Visith Thongboonkerd
Escherichia coli is the most common bacterium isolated from urine and stone matrix of calcium oxalate (CaOx) stone formers. Whether it has pathogenic role(s) in kidney stone formation or is only entrapped inside the stone remains unclear. We thus evaluated differences between E. coli isolated from urine of patients with kidney stone (EUK) and that from patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) without stone (EUU). From 100 stone formers and 200 UTI patients, only four pairs of EUK/EUU isolates had identical antimicrobial susceptibility patterns...
June 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588387/application-of-a-bayesian-ordinal-animal-model-for-the-estimation-of-breeding-values-for-the-resistance-to-monilinia-fruticola-g-winter-honey-in-progenies-of-peach-prunus-persica-l-batsch
#18
Jonathan Fresnedo-Ramírez, Thomas R Famula, Thomas M Gradziel
Fruit brown rot caused by Monilinia spp. is the most important fungal disease of stone fruits worldwide. Several phenotyping protocols to accurately characterize and evaluate brown rot infection have been proposed; however, the outcomes from those studies have not led to consistent advances in resistance breeding programs. Breeding for disease resistance is one of the most challenging objectives for crop improvement because disease expression is tetrahedral: it is simultaneously influenced by agent, host, environment, and human management...
March 2017: Breeding Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579231/optimized-production-and-purification-of-coxsackievirus-b1-vaccine-and-its-preclinical-evaluation-in-a-mouse-model
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Minna M Hankaniemi, Olli H Laitinen, Virginia M Stone, Amirbabak Sioofy-Khojine, Juha A E Määttä, Pär G Larsson, Varpu Marjomäki, Heikki Hyöty, Malin Flodström-Tullberg, Vesa P Hytönen
Coxsackie B viruses are among the most common enteroviruses, causing a wide range of diseases. Recent studies have also suggested that they may contribute to the development of type 1 diabetes. Vaccination would provide an effective way to prevent CVB infections, and the objective of this study was to develop an efficient vaccine production protocol for the generation of novel CVB vaccines. Various steps in the production of a formalin-inactivated Coxsackievirus B1 (CVB1) vaccine were optimized including the Multiplicity Of Infection (MOI) used for virus amplification, virus cultivation time, type of cell growth medium, virus purification method and formulation of the purified virus...
June 1, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579066/renal-transplantation-using-stone-bearing-deceased-donor-kidneys-experience-of-a-transplant-center-in-china
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Chuan-Bao Chen, Liang Zhao, Ming Han, Xiao-Ping Wang, Jian Zhou, Xiao-Peng Yuan, Chang-Xi Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the outcomes of transplantation of deceased donor stone-bearing kidneys. METHODS: A total of 32 patients who received renal transplantation at our center from July 2011 to June 2016 were included. Eight recipients received kidneys with incidental renal stone(s) (stone group). Twenty-four recipients received kidneys without renal stones (non-stone group). The transplantation outcomes of the 2 groups were compared. RESULTS: There was 1 case of postoperative urinary tract infection in the stone group, and 2 cases in the non-stone group...
June 1, 2017: Urology
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