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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816607/investigation-of-a-green-process-for-the-polymerization-of-catechin
#1
Ayşe Ezgi Ünlü, Brinda Prasad, Kishan Anavekar, Paul Bubenheim, Andreas Liese
Flavonoids are polyphenolic secondary plant metabolites which possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Besides, they have been shown to exhibit increased antioxidant properties in their polymerized form. Catechins are one of the attractive class of flavonoids which belong to the group of flavan-3-ols. Polymerization of catechins have been investigated in numerous studies indicating the requirement of certain amount of organic solvent to provide the solubility of the monomer. However, many research projects have been conducted recently in order to replace toxic organic contaminants of the processes with environmentally friendly solvents...
August 17, 2017: Preparative Biochemistry & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807747/pretreatment-3t-multiparametric-mri-staging-predicts-for-biochemical-failure-in-high-risk-prostate-cancer-treated-with-combination-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-and-external-beam-radiotherapy
#2
John V Hegde, D Jeffrey Demanes, Darlene Veruttipong, Jagdeep Raince, Sang-June Park, Steven S Raman, Nicholas G Nickols, Christopher R King, Amar U Kishan, Michael L Steinberg, Mitchell Kamrava
PURPOSE: To determine whether pretreatment 3T multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) staging impacts biochemical recurrence-free survival (BRFS) or distant metastasis-free survival (DMFS) for men with high-risk prostate cancer treated with combination high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy and external beam radiation therapy (EBRT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This institutional review board-approved retrospective study included a cohort of 37 men with high-risk prostate cancer treated with HDR brachytherapy and EBRT after 3T mpMRI...
August 11, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800689/evaluation-of-edar-vehicle-emissions-remote-sensing-technology
#3
Karl Ropkins, Timothy H DeFries, Francis Pope, David C Green, Jim Kemper, Sandeep Kishan, Gary W Fuller, Hu Li, Jim Sidebottom, Leigh R Crilley, Louisa Kramer, William J Bloss, J Stewart Hager
Despite much work in recent years, vehicle emissions remain a significant contributor in many areas where air quality standards are under threat. Policy-makers are actively exploring options for next generation vehicle emission control and local fleet management policies, and new monitoring technologies to aid these activities. Therefore, we report here on findings from two separate but complementary blind evaluation studies of one new-to-market real-world monitoring option, HEAT LLC's Emission Detection And Reporting system or EDAR, an above-road open path instrument that uses Differential Absorption LIDAR to provide a highly sensitive and selective measure of passing vehicle emissions...
August 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768301/representativeness-of-medicare-participants-in-the-jackson-heart-study-for-african-american-medicare-beneficiaries
#4
Kishan S Parikh, Melissa A Greiner, Wei Wang, Yuan-I Min, Adolfo Correa, Benjamin F Banahan, Lesley H Curtis, Adrian F Hernandez, Emily C O'Brien, Robert J Mentz
BACKGROUND: The Jackson Heart Study (JHS) assesses cardiovascular disease risk factors among African Americans in Jackson, Mississippi. Whether characteristics of JHS participants differ from those of a broader African American population are unknown. METHODS: In a retrospective observational analysis, we compared characteristics and outcomes of JHS participants 65 years old and older and enrolled in Medicare (n = 1,105) to regional (n = 57,489) and national (n = 95,494) cohorts of African American Medicare beneficiaries...
September 2017: Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753608/extensive-sonographic-ulnar-nerve-enlargement-above-the-medial-epicondyle-is-a-characteristic-sign-in-hansen-s-neuropathy
#5
Lokesh Bathala, Venkataramana N Krishnam, Hari Kishan Kumar, Vivekananda Neladimmanahally, Umashankar Nagaraju, Himanshu M Kumar, Johan A Telleman, Leo H Visser
OBJECTIVE: Earlier studies have shown sonographic enlargement of the ulnar nerve in patients with Hansen's neuropathy. The present study was performed to determine whether sonography or electrophysiological studies can detect the specific site of ulnar nerve pathology in leprosy. METHODS: Eighteen patients (thirty arms) with Hansen's disease and an ulnar neuropathy of whom 66% had borderline tuberculoid (BT), 27% lepromatous leprosy (LL) and 7% mid-borderline (BB) leprosy were included in the study...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731916/central-nervous-system-fungal-infection-and-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-in-children-what-is-the-optimal-duration-of-antifungal-therapy
#6
Harsha P Lashkari, Neil Fernandes, Kishan Alva, Santosh Rai
Invasive fungal infections are rare in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. It compromises the antileukemia therapy should it happen. Central nervous system fungal infections carry high mortality. We here report the case of a 6.5-year-old girl who developed multiple central nervous system fungal abscesses possibly due to Aspergillus infection during induction therapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia who has been successfully managed without compromising antileukemia therapy. She has been receiving antifungal therapy and maintenance chemotherapy for 20 months from diagnosis...
August 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721887/external-beam-radiation-therapy-with-a-brachytherapy-boost-versus-radical-prostatectomy-in-gleason-pattern-5-prostate-cancer-a-population-based-cohort-study
#7
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Chenyang Wang, Amar U Kishan, Mitchell Kamrava, Michael L Steinberg, Christopher R King
PURPOSE: Patients with prostate cancer (PCa) containing Gleason pattern (GP) 5 disease experience a greater and earlier incidence of prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM) than general PCa patients. This affords the statistical power to compare PCSM outcomes among different treatment modalities even when restricting the analysis to patients treated in the modern era. The purpose of the present study was to compare the survival outcomes among patients with GP 5 PCa on needle core biopsy or transurethral resection of the prostate who underwent extremely dose-escalated radiation therapy (RT; exemplified by external beam RT with a brachytherapy boost [EBRT + BT]) versus radical prostatectomy (RP) in the modern era...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706353/a-dosimetric-study-on-slab-pinewood-slab-phantom-for-developing-the-heterogeneous-chest-phantom-mimicking-actual-human-chest
#8
Om Prakash Gurjar, Radha Kishan Paliwal, Surendra Prasad Mishra
The aim is to study the density, isodose depths, and doses at different points in slab-pinewood-slab (SPS) phantom, solid phantom SP34 (made up of polystyrene), and chest level of actual patient for developing heterogeneous chest phantom mimicking thoracic region of human body. A 6 MV photon beam of field size of 10 cm × 10 cm was directed perpendicular to the surface of computed tomography (CT) images of chest level of patient, SPS phantom, and SP34 phantom. Dose was calculated using anisotropic analytical algorithm...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705099/heat-induced-brca2-degradation-in-human-tumors-provides-rationale-for-hyperthermia-parp-inhibitor-combination-therapies
#9
Nathalie van den Tempel, Hanny Odijk, Netteke van Holthe, Kishan Naipal, Anja Raams, Berina Eppink, Dik van Gent, Jose Hardillo, Gerda Verduijn, Jan Drooger, Gerard van Rhoon, Dineke Smedts, Helena van Doorn, Joost Boormans, Agnes Jager, Martine Franckena, Roland Kanaar
PURPOSE: Hyperthermia (40-44°C) effectively sensitizes tumors to radiotherapy by locally altering tumor biology. One of the effects of heat at the cellular level is inhibition of DNA repair by homologous recombination via degradation of the BRCA2-protein. This suggests that hyperthermia can expand the group of patients that benefit from PARP-inhibitors, a drug exploiting homologous recombination deficiency. Here, we explore whether the molecular mechanisms that cause heat-mediated degradation of BRCA2 are conserved in cell lines from various origins and, most importantly, whether, BRCA2 protein levels can be attenuated by heat in freshly biopted human tumors...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704725/simultaneous-estimation-of-lisofylline-and-pentoxifylline-in-rat-plasma-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-photodiode-array-detector-and-its-application-to-pharmacokinetics-in-rat
#10
Kishan S Italiya, Saurabh Sharma, Ishit Kothari, Deepak Chitkara, Anupama Mittal
Lisofylline (LSF) is an anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory agent with proven activity in serious infections associated with cancer chemotherapy, hyperoxia-induced acute lung injury, autoimmune disorders including type-1 diabetes (T1DM) and islet rejection after islet transplantation. It is also an active metabolite of another anti-inflammatory agent, Pentoxifylline (PTX). LSF bears immense therapeutic potential in multiple pharmacological activities and hence appropriate and accurate quantification of LSF is very important...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702994/pore-engineered-metal-organic-frameworks-with-excellent-adsorption-of-water-and-fluorocarbon-refrigerant-for-cooling-applications
#11
Jian Zheng, Rama S Vemuri, Luis Estevez, Phillip K Koech, Tamas Varga, Donald M Camaioni, Thomas A Blake, B Peter McGrail, Radha Kishan Motkuri
Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) have shown promising behavior for adsorption cooling applications. Using organic ligands with 1, 2, and 3 phenylene rings, we construct moisture-stable Ni-MOF-74 members with adjustable pore apertures, which exhibit excellent sorption capabilities toward water and fluorocarbon R134a. To our knowledge, this is the first report of adsorption isotherms of fluorocarbon R134a in MOFs. The adsorption patterns for these materials differ significantly and are attributed to variances in their hydrophobic/hydrophilic pore character associated with differences in pore size...
July 20, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699723/fermentation-isolation-purification-and-characterization-of-an-antitubercular-antibiotic-from-streptomyces-luridus-mtcc-4402
#12
S Anuradha, K Shravan Kumar, S Bhama, V Kishan
Tuberculosis, caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, continues to be a serious public health problem around the world, and it urges the need for development of new antitubercular drugs. An antibiotic producing strain, Streptomyces luridus (MTCC 4402) was earlier isolated from soil by our group. In this work, the phylogenic status was established by 16S rRNA gene sequence analysis. The strain was found to be active against clinically resistant strains. The culture was grown in shake flasks in a medium containing cornsteep liquor, glucose, CaCO(3), soyabean meal and starch...
September 2016: Indian Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675296/restoring-the-electrical-properties-of-cvd-graphene-via-physisorption-of-molecular-adsorbates
#13
Kishan Thodkar, Damien Thompson, Felix Lüönd, Lucas Moser, Frédéric Overney, Laurent Marot, Christian Schönenberger, Blaise Jeanneret, Michel Calame
Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) is a powerful technique to produce graphene for large-scale applications. Polymer-assisted wet transfer is commonly used to move the graphene onto silicon substrates, but the resulting devices tend to exhibit p-doping, which decreases the device quality and reproducibility. In an effort to better understand the origin of this effect, we coated graphene with n-methyl-2-pyrrolidone (NMP) and hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) molecules that exhibit negligible charge transfer to graphene but bind more strongly to graphene than ambient adsorbents...
July 14, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28670477/ex-vivo-tumor-culture-systems-for-functional-drug-testing-and-therapy-response-prediction
#14
REVIEW
Titia G Meijer, Kishan At Naipal, Agnes Jager, Dik C van Gent
Optimal patient stratification is of utmost importance in the era of personalized medicine. Prediction of individual treatment responses by functional ex vivo assays requires model systems derived from viable tumor samples, which should closely resemble in vivo tumor characteristics and microenvironment. This review discusses a broad spectrum of model systems, ranging from classic 2D monolayer culture techniques to more experimental 'cancer-on-chip' procedures. We mainly focus on organotypic tumor slices that take tumor heterogeneity and tumor-stromal interactions into account...
June 2017: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640893/oroxylin-a-promotes-retinal-ganglion-cell-survival-in-a-rat-optic-nerve-crush-model
#15
Shu-Fang Lin, Jia-Ying Chien, Kishan Kapupara, Chi-Ying F Huang, Shun-Ping Huang
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of oroxylin A on the survival of retinal ganglion cells (RGC) and the activation of microglial cells in a rat optic nerve (ON) crush model. METHODS: Oroxylin A (15mg/Kg in 0.2ml phosphate-buffered saline) or phosphate-buffered saline (PBS control) was immediately administered after ON crush once by subcutaneous injection. Rats were euthanized at 2 weeks after the crush injury. The density of RGC was counted by retrograde labeling with FluoroGold and immunostaining of retina flat mounts for Brn3a...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633588/new-strategies-for-cancer-management-how-can-temozolomide-carrier-modifications-improve-its-delivery
#16
Saurabh Sharma, Kishan Italiya, Anupama Mittal, Deepak Chitkara
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Therapeutic Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613934/standard-fractionation-external-beam-radiotherapy-with-and-without-intraoperative-radiotherapy-for-locally-recurrent-rectal-cancer-the-role-of-local-therapy-in-patients-with-a-high-competing-risk-of-death-from-distant-disease
#17
Amar U Kishan, Justin C Voog, Jonathan Wiseman, Ryan R Cook, Marek Ancukiewicz, Percy Lee, David P Ryan, Jeffrey W Clark, David L Berger, James C Cusack, Jennifer Y Wo, Theodore S Hong
OBJECTIVE: We sought to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of utilizing radiotherapy (RT) with standard fractionation, with or without intraoperative RT (IORT), to treat locally recurrent rectal cancer (LRRC). METHODS: Retrospective review of 25 patients with LRRC treated with standard fractionation RT from 2005 to 2011. 15 patients (60%) had prior pelvic RT and 10 (40%) had synchronous metastases. The median equivalent dose in 2-Gy fractions was 30 and 49.6 Gy in patients with and without prior RT, respectively...
August 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597780/novel-approach-to-classifying-patients-with-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-using-cluster-analysis
#18
Kishan S Parikh, Youlan Rao, Tariq Ahmad, Kai Shen, G Michael Felker, Sudarshan Rajagopal
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) patients have distinct disease courses and responses to treatment, but current diagnostic and treatment schemes provide limited insight. We aimed to see if cluster analysis could distinguish clinical phenotypes in PAH. An unbiased cluster analysis was performed on 17 baseline clinical variables of PAH patients from the FREEDOM-M, FREEDOM-C, and FREEDOM-C2 randomized trials of oral treprostinil versus placebo. Participants were either treatment-naïve (FREEDOM-M) or on background therapy (FREEDOM-C, FREEDOM-C2)...
April 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580938/harnessing-speckle-for-a-sub-femtometre-resolved-broadband-wavemeter-and-laser-stabilization
#19
Nikolaus Klaus Metzger, Roman Spesyvtsev, Graham D Bruce, Bill Miller, Gareth T Maker, Graeme Malcolm, Michael Mazilu, Kishan Dholakia
The accurate determination and control of the wavelength of light is fundamental to many fields of science. Speckle patterns resulting from the interference of multiple reflections in disordered media are well-known to scramble the information content of light by complex but linear processes. However, these patterns are, in fact, exceptionally rich in information about the illuminating source. We use a fibre-coupled integrating sphere to generate wavelength-dependent speckle patterns, in combination with algorithms based on the transmission matrix method and principal component analysis, to realize a broadband and sensitive wavemeter...
June 5, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580182/cerebral-microvascular-accumulation-of-tau-oligomers-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-related-tauopathies
#20
Diana L Castillo-Carranza, Ashley N Nilson, Candice E Van Skike, Jordan B Jahrling, Kishan Patel, Prajesh Garach, Julia E Gerson, Urmi Sengupta, Jose Abisambra, Peter Nelson, Juan Troncoso, Zoltan Ungvari, Veronica Galvan, Rakez Kayed
The importance of vascular contributions to cognitive impairment and dementia (VCID) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and related neurodegenerative diseases is increasingly recognized, however, the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. There is growing evidence that in addition to Aβ deposition, accumulation of hyperphosphorylated oligomeric tau contributes significantly to AD etiology. Tau oligomers are toxic and it has been suggested that they propagate in a "prion-like" fashion, inducing endogenous tau misfolding in cells...
May 2017: Aging and Disease
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