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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926976/are-cytokines-useful-biomarkers-to-determine-disease-severity-in-neonates-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Thomas Schaible, Janine Reineke, Ludwig Gortner, Dominik Monz, Regine Schaffelder, Erol Tutdibi
Background This study investigates plasma cytokine levels in neonates with the more common left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) and correlates them with severity of disease indicated by position of the liver. An intrathoracic part of liver is associated with higher need for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and higher risk for chronic lung disease (CLD). Methods A total of 28 newborns with CDH were subdivided by their liver position in partially intrathoracic (n = 16) and only abdominal (n = 12) position...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864751/defining-the-risk-and-associated-morbidity-and-mortality-of-severe-respiratory-syncytial-virus-infection-among-infants-with-chronic-lung-disease
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REVIEW
Bosco Paes, Brigitte Fauroux, Josep Figueras-Aloy, Louis Bont, Paul A Checchia, Eric A F Simões, Paolo Manzoni, Xavier Carbonell-Estrany
INTRODUCTION: The REGAL (RSV evidence-a geographical archive of the literature) series provide a comprehensive review of the published evidence in the field of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in Western countries over the last 20 years. This third publication covers the risk and burden of RSV infection in infants with chronic lung disease (CLD), formerly called bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). METHODS: A systematic review was undertaken of publications between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2015 across PubMed, Embase, The Cochrane Library, and Clinicaltrials...
November 18, 2016: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863206/assessment-of-3-epi-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-levels-during-cholecalciferol-supplementation-in-adults-with-chronic-liver-diseases
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Caroline S Stokes, Dietrich A Volmer
Recently, hepatic immaturity was cited as a possible reason for high levels of the C-3 epimer of 25-hydroxyvitamin (25(OH)D) in premature infants: however what role, if any, the liver plays in controlling epimer concentrations is unknown. This study assesses 3-epi-25-hydroxyvitamin D (3-epi-25(OH)D) levels during the course of cholecalciferol supplementation in adults with chronic liver diseases (CLD). Vitamin D metabolites were analyzed in 65 CLD patients with 25(OH)D <30 ng/mL who received 20 000 IU cholecalciferol/week for 6 months...
December 2016: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860293/thrombocytopenia-in-chronic-liver-disease
#4
Markus Peck-Radosavljevic
Thrombocytopenia is a common haematological disorder in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD). It is multifactorial and severity of liver disease is the most influential factor. Due to the increased risk of bleeding, thrombocytopenia may impact upon medical procedures, such as surgery or liver biopsy. The pathophysiology of thrombocytopenia in CLD has long been associated with the hypothesis of hypersplenism, where portal hypertension causes pooling and sequestration of all corpuscular elements of the blood, predominantly thrombocytes, in the enlarged and congested spleen...
November 17, 2016: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847646/hyperammonemia-is-associated-with-increasing-severity-of-both-liver-cirrhosis-and-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Abidullah Khan, Maimoona Ayub, Wazir Mohammad Khan
Background. Hyperammonemia resulting from chronic liver disease (CLD) can potentially challenge and damage any organ system of the body, particularly the brain. However, there is still some controversy regarding the diagnostic or prognostic values of serum ammonia in patients with over hepatic encephalopathy, especially in the setting of acute-on-chronic or chronic liver failure. Moreover, the association of serum ammonia with worsening Child-Pugh grade of liver cirrhosis has not been studied. Objective. This study was conducted to solve the controversy regarding the association between hyperammonemia and cirrhosis, especially hepatic encephalopathy in chronically failed liver...
2016: International Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829950/effects-of-helicobacter-pylori-eradication-on-the-platelet-count-in-hepatitis-c-virus-infected-patients
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Tomoyuki Takashima, Hirayuki Enomoto, Yoshinori Iwata, Hiroki Nishikawa, Kazunori Yoh, Kunihiro Hasegawa, Chikage Nakano, Yukihisa Yuri, Noriko Ishii, Yuho Miyamoto, Ryo Takata, Takashi Nishimura, Akio Ishii, Yoshiyuki Sakai, Nobuhiro Aizawa, Naoto Ikeda, Hiroko Iijima, Shuhei Nishiguchi
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection is associated with a low platelet count in patients with immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). While eradication of H. pylori is an established therapy for increasing the platelet count in ITP patients, it is unclear whether or not eradication will similarly affect the platelet counts in patients with chronic liver diseases (CLDs). We herein examined the effect of H. pylori eradication on the platelet counts in hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related CLD patients...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829057/spleen-stiffness-is-superior-to-liver-stiffness-for-predicting-esophageal-varices-in-chronic-liver-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Xiaowen Ma, Le Wang, Hao Wu, Yuemin Feng, Xibiao Han, Haoran Bu, Qiang Zhu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Liver stiffness (LS) and spleen stiffness (SS) are two most widely accessible non-invasive parameters for predicting esophageal varices (EV), but the reported accuracy of the two predictors have been inconsistent across studies. This meta-analysis aims to evaluate the diagnostic performance of LS and SS measurement for detecting EV in patients with chronic liver disease (CLD), and compare their accuracy. METHODS: Pubmed/Medline, Embase, Cochrane Library and Ovid were searched for all studies assessing SS and LS simultaneously in EV diagnosis...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815224/minimal-hepatic-encephalopathy-in-children-with-chronic-liver-disease-prevalence-pathogenesis-and-magnetic-resonance-based-diagnosis
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Anshu Srivastava, Saurabh Chaturvedi, Rakesh Kumar Gupta, Rohan Malik, Amrita Mathias, Naranamangalam R Jagannathan, Sunil Jain, Chandra Mani Pandey, Surender Kumar Yachha, Ram Kishor Singh Rathore
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Data on minimal hepatic encephalopathy (MHE) in children is scanty. We evaluated children with chronic liver disease (CLD) to determine prevalence of MHE, its correlation with changes in brain metabolites by magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)HMRS), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) derived metrics, blood ammonia (BA) and inflammatory cytokines and the accuracy of MR based investigations for diagnosis METHODS: 67(38 boys; age 13[7-18] years) CLD and 37 healthy children were evaluated with neuropsychological tests (NPT), BA, interleukin-6 [IL6], tumor necrosis factor alpha [TNFα], magnetic resonance imaging (MRI),(1)HMRS and DTI...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812673/culturally-diverse-attitudes-and-beliefs-of-students-majoring-in-speech-language-pathology
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Maria Claudia Franca, Linda McCabe Smith, Jane Luanne Nichols, Dianna Santos Balan
Purpose: Academic education in speech-language pathology should prepare students to provide professional services that mirror current knowledge, skills, and scope of practice in a pluralistic society. This study seeks to examine the impact of speech-language pathology (SLP) students prior multicultural experiences and previous formal education on attitudes and beliefs toward language diversity. Methods: A survey to investigate SLP students attitudes toward language diversity was applied...
September 2016: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812633/lung-volumes-and-airway-resistance-in-patients-with-a-possible-restrictive-pattern-on-spirometry
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Kenia Schultz, Luiz Carlos D'Aquino, Maria Raquel Soares, Andrea Gimenez, Carlos Alberto de Castro Pereira
Objective: Many patients with proportional reductions in FVC and FEV1 on spirometry show no reduction in TLC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role that measuring lung volumes and airway resistance plays in the correct classification of patients with a possible restrictive pattern on spirometry. Methods: This was a prospective study involving adults with reduced FVC and FEV1, as well as an FEV1/FV(C) ratio within the predicted range. Restrictive lung disease (RLD) was characterized by TLC below the 5th percentile, as determined by plethysmography...
September 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800187/the-use-of-thrombopoietin-receptor-agonists-for-correction-of-thrombocytopenia-prior-to-elective-procedures-in-chronic-liver-diseases-review-of-current-evidence
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REVIEW
Kamran Qureshi, Shyam Patel, Andrew Meillier
Patients with chronic liver diseases (CLD) undergo a range of invasive procedures during their clinical lifetime. Various hemostatic abnormalities are frequently identified during the periprocedural work-up; including thrombocytopenia. Thrombocytopenia of cirrhosis is multifactorial in origin, and decreased activity of thrombopoietin has been identified to be a major cause. Liver is an important site of thrombopoietin production and its levels are decreased in patients with cirrhosis. Severe thrombocytopenia (platelet counts < 60-75,000/µL) is associated with increased risk of bleeding with invasive procedures...
2016: International Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784326/treatment-planning-and-evaluation-of-gated-radiotherapy-in-left-sided-breast-cancer-patients-using-the-catalyst-tm-sentinel-tm-system-for-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-dibh
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S Schönecker, F Walter, P Freislederer, C Marisch, H Scheithauer, N Harbeck, S Corradini, C Belka
BACKGROUND: There is a potential for adverse cardiovascular effects in long-term breast cancer survivors following adjuvant radiotherapy (RT). For this purpose, the deep inspiration breath-hold technique (DIBH) has been introduced into clinical practice, to maximally reduce the radiation dose to the heart. However, there are a variety of DIBH delivery techniques, patient positioning and visual patient feedback mechanisms. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the application of radiotherapy in DIBH using the Catalyst(TM)/Sentinel(TM) system, with a special emphasis on treatment planning and dosimetric plan comparison in free breathing (FB) and DIBH...
October 26, 2016: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771049/application-of-in-line-focused-beam-reflectance-measurement-to-brivanib-alaninate-wet-granulation-process-to-enable-scale-up-and-attribute-based-monitoring-and-control-strategies
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Ajit S Narang, Timothy Stevens, Kevin Macias, Srinivasa Paruchuri, Zhihui Gao, Sherif Badawy
Application of in-line real-time process monitoring using a process analytical technology for granule size distribution can enable quality-by-design development of a drug product and enable attribute-based monitoring and control strategies. In this study, an in-line laser focused beam reflectance measurement (FBRM) C35 probe was used to investigate the effect of formulation and process parameters on the granule growth profile over time during the high shear wet granulation of a high drug load formulation of brivanib alaninate...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756882/evaluation-of-the-anatomical-parameters-for-normal-tissue-sparing-in-the-prone-position-radiotherapy-with-small-sized-left-breasts
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Hyunjung Kim, Jinyoung Kim
Prone position radiotherapy for a small (< 750 cm3) breast is controversial because of the variable benefits for the irradiated heart volume. The objective anatomical parameters related with chest wall shape that can determine the heart dose sparing patients in the prone position.Twenty-one patients underwent CT-simulation in supine and prone position. Dose volume parameters were compared and the objective indexes such as the Haller index, anthropometric index, mid-sternum thickness, and central lung distance (CLD) were evaluated the relationship between the shape of the chest wall and irradiated normal tissue volume in prone position...
October 14, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755049/fabrication-of-waterproof-breathable-composite-liquid-dressing-and-its-application-in-diabetic-skin-ulcer-repair
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Dong-Lin Xia, Yan-Pei Chen, Yu-Fei Wang, Xiao-Dong Li, Ning Bao, Hong He, Hai-Ying Gu
OBJECTIVES: Diabetic patients are at increased risk of severe skin infections. Covering the wound as early as possible can prevent infection and shorten the course of treatment. In this study, the authors fabricated a waterproof and breathable composite liquid dressing (CLD) that formed a barrier to bacteria and shortened healing time of diabetic rat skin ulcers. METHODS: The CLD was prepared in a formulation that, on evaporation of the liquid carrier, acts as a waterproof, breathable coating on injured skin...
November 2016: Advances in Skin & Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753690/bronchiectasis-and-other-chronic-lung-diseases-in-adolescents-living-with-hiv
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Engi F Attia, Robert F Miller, Rashida A Ferrand
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The incidence of pulmonary infections has declined dramatically with improved access to antiretroviral therapy (ART) and cotrimoxazole prophylaxis, but chronic lung disease (CLD) is an increasingly recognized but poorly understood complication in adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV. RECENT FINDINGS: There is a high prevalence of chronic respiratory symptoms, abnormal spirometry and chest radiographic abnormalities among HIV-infected adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa, wherein 90% of the world's HIV-infected children live...
October 7, 2016: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745886/resolution-and-sensitivity-of-inline-focused-beam-reflectance-measurement-during-wet-granulation-in-pharmaceutically-relevant-particle-size-ranges
#17
Ajit S Narang, Timothy Stevens, Mario Hubert, Srinivasa Paruchuri, Kevin Macias, Dilbir Bindra, Zhihui Gao, Sherif Badawy
Real-time process monitoring using a process analytical technology for granule size distribution can enable quality-by-design in drug product manufacturing. In this study, the resolution and sensitivity of chord length distribution (CLD) measured inline inside a high shear granulator using focused beam reflectance measurement (FBRM) C35 probe was investigated using different particle size grades of microcrystalline cellulose (MCC). In addition, the impact of water and impeller tip speed on the measurement accuracy as well as correlation with offline particle sizing techniques (FBRM, laser diffraction [Malvern Mastersizer(®)], microscopy [Sympatec QicPic(®)], and nested sieve analysis) was studied...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727719/to-study-the-correlation-between-saag-and-platelet-count-spleen-size-ratio-for-prediction-of-eosophageal-varices-in-cld-patients
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Javed Sayyed, Deepti Sharma, C P Meena, Sanket Singh, Pallavi Vij
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January 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693722/abnormal-findings-in-brainstem-auditory-evoked-response-at-36-37weeks-of-postconceptional-age-in-babies-with-neonatal-chronic-lung-disease
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Ze D Jiang, Cui Wang
AIM: To examine brainstem auditory function at 36-37weeks of postconceptional age in preterm infants who are diagnosed to have neonatal chronic lung disease (CLD). STUDY DESIGN: Preterm infants, born at 31 and less weeks of gestation, were studied at 36-37weeks of postconceptional age when they were diagnosed to have neonatal CLD. Brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) was recorded and analyzed at different click rates. RESULTS: Compared with healthy controls at the same postconceptional age, the CLD infants showed a slightly increase in BAER wave V latency...
September 28, 2016: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688660/etiology-of-chronic-liver-diseases-in-the-northwest-of-italy-1998-through-2014
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Giorgio Maria Saracco, Andrea Evangelista, Sharmila Fagoonee, Giovannino Ciccone, Elisabetta Bugianesi, Gian Paolo Caviglia, Maria Lorena Abate, Mario Rizzetto, Rinaldo Pellicano, Antonina Smedile
AIM: To assess the etiology of chronic liver diseases (CLD) from 1998 to 2014 at the outpatient clinic of Gastroenterology of the main hospital in Northwest of Italy among those dedicated to hepatology. METHODS: A random sample of charts of patients referred to for increased liver enzymes between January 1998 and December 2006, and between January 2012 and December 2014 were reviewed. Etiology search included testing for hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cirrhosis, Wilson's disease and hereditary hemocromatosis...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
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