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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539002/from-in-vivo-to-in-vitro-the-medical-device-testing-paradigm-shift
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Dayna Kerecman Myers, Alan M Goldberg, Albrecht Poth, Michael F Wolf, Joseph Carraway, James McKim, Kelly P Coleman, Richard Hutchinson, Ronald Brown, Harald F Krug, Anthony Bahinski, Thomas Hartung
Amid growing efforts to advance the replacement, reduction, and refinement of the use of animals in research, there is a growing recognition that in vitro testing of medical devices can be more effective, both in terms of cost and time, and also more reliable than in vivo testing. Although the technological landscape has evolved rapidly in support of these concepts, regulatory acceptance of alternative testing methods has not kept pace. Despite the acceptance by regulators of some in vitro tests (cytotoxicity, gene toxicity, and some hemocompatibility assays), many toxicity tests still rely on animals (irritation, sensitization, acute toxicity, reproductive/developmental toxicity), even where other industrial sectors have already abandoned them...
May 25, 2017: ALTEX
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538992/intercepting-a-moving-target-on-line-or-model-based-control
#2
Huaiyong Zhao, William H Warren
When walking to intercept a moving target, people take an interception path that appears to anticipate the target's trajectory. According to the constant bearing strategy, the observer holds the bearing direction of the target constant based on current visual information, consistent with on-line control. Alternatively, the interception path might be based on an internal model of the target's motion, known as model-based control. To investigate these two accounts, participants walked to intercept a moving target in a virtual environment...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538984/accuracy-of-medical-claims-for-identifying-cardiovascular-and-bleeding-events-after-myocardial-infarction-a-secondary-analysis-of-the-translate-acs-study
#3
Patricia O Guimarães, Arun Krishnamoorthy, Lisa A Kaltenbach, Kevin J Anstrom, Mark B Effron, Daniel B Mark, Patrick L McCollam, Linda Davidson-Ray, Eric D Peterson, Tracy Y Wang
Importance: Pragmatic clinical trial designs have proposed the use of medical claims data to ascertain clinical events; however, the accuracy of billed diagnoses in identifying potential events is unclear. Objectives: To compare the 1-year cumulative incidences of events when events were identified by medical claims vs by physician adjudication and to assess the accuracy of bill-identified events using physician adjudication as the criterion standard. Design, Setting, and Participants: This post hoc analysis of a clinical trial assessed the medical claims forms and records for all rehospitalizations at 233 US hospitals within 1 year of the index acute myocardial infarction (MI) of 12 365 patients enrolled in the Treatment With Adenosine Diphosphate Receptor Inhibitors: Longitudinal Assessment of Treatment Patterns and Events After Acute Coronary Syndrome (TRANSLATE-ACS) study between April 1, 2010, and October 31, 2012...
May 24, 2017: JAMA Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538882/oxybutynin-as-an-alternative-treatment-for-hyperhidrosis
#4
Sergio Delort, Evaldo Marchi, Marcos Antônio Corrêa
Hyperhidrosis is the excessive production of sweating, which can be primary and focal or secondary to various pathologies. The exact cause of primary focal hyperhidrosis is still unknown, although a genetic basis is recognized, and its prevalence varies from 1% to 2.8%. The most affected sites are the armpits, palms, soles and face. It causes much discomfort, affects the quality of life, and is estimated to be undervalued by health professionals. Many treatment options are proposed, both clinical and surgical...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538761/effects-of-continuous-and-accumulated-exercise-on-endothelial-function-in-rat-aorta
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Juliana Edwiges Martinez, Elane de Fátima Taipeiro, Agnaldo Bruno Chies
Background: The practice of exercise in short bouts repeated throughout the day may be an alternative strategy to lift people out of physical inactivity. Objective: to evaluate if accumulated exercise, as occurs in continuous exercise training, improve endothelial function in rat aorta. Methods: Wistar male rats were divided into three groups: continuous exercise (CEx, 1 hour on the treadmill) or accumulated exercise (AEx, 4 bouts of 15 minutes / day) for 5 days/week for 8 weeks, or sedentary (SED)...
April 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538671/engineering-exosomes-for-cancer-therapy
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REVIEW
Katie E Gilligan, Róisín M Dwyer
There remains an urgent need for novel therapeutic strategies to treat metastatic cancer, which results in over 8 million deaths annually worldwide. Following secretion, exosomes are naturally taken up by cells, and capable of the stable transfer of drugs, therapeutic microRNAs and proteins. As knowledge of the biogenesis, release and uptake of exosomes continues to evolve, and thus also has interest in these extracellular vesicles as potential tumor-targeted vehicles for cancer therapy. The ability to engineer exosome content and migratory itinerary holds tremendous promise...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538612/scleral-contact-lenses-in-an-academic-oculoplastics-clinic-epidemiology-and-emerging-considerations
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Harinder S Chahal, Marcela Estrada, Christine W Sindt, Jacob A Boehme, Mark A Greiner, Jeffrey A Nerad, Keith D Carter, Richard C Allen, Erin M Shriver
PURPOSE: To describe the role and efficacy of scleral contact lenses (SCLs) in the treatment of progressive keratopathy in patients who have undergone periocular surgical procedures, to investigate the financial impact of these surgical interventions, and to demonstrate the role of oculoplastic surgery in improving scleral contact lens fit. METHODS: A retrospective medical record review was performed to identify patients who both received SCLs and were examined by the oculoplastics service at the University of Iowa between January 1990 and December 2015...
May 22, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538495/committee-opinion-no-701-choosing-the-route-of-hysterectomy-for-benign-disease
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Hysterectomy is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States. Selection of the route of hysterectomy for benign causes can be influenced by the size and shape of the vagina and uterus; accessibility to the uterus; extent of extrauterine disease; the need for concurrent procedures; surgeon training and experience; average case volume; available hospital technology, devices, and support; whether the case is emergent or scheduled; and preference of the informed patient. Vaginal and laparoscopic procedures are considered "minimally invasive" surgical approaches because they do not require a large abdominal incision and, thus, typically are associated with shortened hospitalization and postoperative recovery times compared with open abdominal hysterectomy...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538491/committee-opinion-no-701-summary-choosing-the-route-of-hysterectomy-for-benign-disease
#9
(no author information available yet)
Hysterectomy is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in the United States. Selection of the route of hysterectomy for benign causes can be influenced by the size and shape of the vagina and uterus; accessibility to the uterus; extent of extrauterine disease; the need for concurrent procedures; surgeon training and experience; average case volume; available hospital technology, devices, and support; whether the case is emergent or scheduled; and preference of the informed patient. Vaginal and laparoscopic procedures are considered "minimally invasive" surgical approaches because they do not require a large abdominal incision and, thus, typically are associated with shortened hospitalization and postoperative recovery times compared with open abdominal hysterectomy...
June 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538335/bigaussian-wavefront-model-for-normal-and-keratoconic-eyes
#10
Jos J Rozema, Pablo Rodríguez, Rafael Navarro, Carina Koppen
PURPOSE: To report bigaussian multivariate wavefront models capable of stochastically generating an unlimited amount of plausible wavefront data for either normal or keratoconic eyes. METHODS: The models use centroid wavefront data measured previously with an iTrace in 330 healthy right eyes and 122 keratoconic right eyes. These centroids were fitted to an 11th-order Zernike series, followed by principal component analysis to reduce dimensionality and remove correlations...
June 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538319/reliability-and-accuracy-of-a-standardized-shallow-water-running-test-to-determine-cardiorespiratory-fitness
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Elizabeth F Nagle, Mary E Sanders, Bethany B Gibbs, Barry A Franklin, Jacquelyn A Nagle, Philip J Prins, Caleb D Johnson, Robert J Robertson
Nagle, EF, Sanders, ME, Gibbs, BB, Franklin, BA, Nagle, JA, Prins, PJ, Johnson, CD, and Robertson, RJ. Reliability and accuracy of a standardized shallow water running test to determine cardiorespiratory fitness. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1669-1677, 2017-A standardized fitness assessment is critical for the development of an individualized exercise prescription. Although the benefits of aquatic exercise have been well established, there remains the need for a standardized nonswimming protocol to accurately assess cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in shallow water...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538295/relationship-between-internal-load-indicators-and-changes-on-intermittent-performance-after-the-preseason-in-professional-soccer-players
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Miguel A Campos-Vazquez, Francisco J Toscano-Bendala, José C Mora-Ferrera, Luis J Suarez-Arrones
Campos-Vazquez, MA, Toscano-Bendala, FJ, Mora-Ferrera, JC, and Suarez-Arrones, LJ. Relationship between internal load indicators and changes on intermittent performance after the preseason in professional soccer players. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1477-1485, 2017-The aim of this study was to examine the effects of accumulated internal training load (ITL) during the preseason (4 weeks) on changes in the intermittent performance, in a professional soccer team. Twelve professionals soccer players (Mean ± SD age: 27...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538294/effects-of-different-combinations-of-strength-power-and-plyometric-training-on-the-physical-performance-of-elite-young-soccer-players
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Ronaldo Kobal, Irineu Loturco, Renato Barroso, Saulo Gil, Rogério Cuniyochi, Carlos Ugrinowitsch, Hamilton Roschel, Valmor Tricoli
Kobal, R, Loturco, I, Barroso, R, Gil, S, Cuniyochi, R, Ugrinowitsch, C, Roschel, H, and Tricoli, V. Effects of different combinations of strength, power, and plyometric training on the physical performance of elite young soccer players. J Strength Cond Res 31(6): 1468-1476, 2017-The combination of strength (ST) and plyometric training (PT) has been shown to be effective for improving sport-specific performance. However, there is no consensus about the most effective way to combine these methods in the same training session to produce greater improvements in neuromuscular performance of soccer players...
June 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538204/non-volatile-extractable-analysis-of-prefilled-syringes-for-parenteral-administration-of-drug-products
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Noemí Dorival-García, Iben Larsson, Jonathan Bones
The determination of extractable profiles for single-use technologies represents an important aspect of pharmaceutical production to minimize any possible compromise in drug product quality or potential risk to patients by identifying substances that may potentially leach from such devices. An approach for the extractable assessment of prefilled syringes, a promising alternative for parenteral administration of pharmaceutical products, is described herein. Four extraction solvents were selected: a mixture 2-propanol:water (1:1), was intended to represent aggressive conditions to extract a broad spectrum of extractables, including organic additives and substances which are poorly water-soluble...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538199/process-alternatives-for-bioethanol-production-from-mango-stem-bark-residues
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Danay Carrillo-Nieves, Héctor A Ruiz, Cristóbal N Aguilar, Anna Ilyina, Roberto Parra-Saldivar, J Antonio Torres, José L Martínez Hernández
Three alternatives for bioethanol production from pretreated mango stem bark after maceration (MSBAM) were evaluated as a biorefinery component for the mango agroindustry. These included separate hydrolysis and fermentation (SHF), simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (SSF), and pre-saccharification followed by simultaneous saccharification and fermentation (PSSF). The effects on ethanol concentration, yield and productivity of pretreated MSBAM solids loading, Tween 20 addition, and temperature were used for process comparisons...
May 3, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538191/assessment-of-hyperspectral-imaging-system-for-colour-measurement
#16
Damian K Chlebda, Anna Rogulska, Tomasz Łojewski
A novel technique of reflective spectroscopy, hyperspectral imaging (HSI), was used to develop a methodology for colour measurement, which is very important in the field of art conservation - especially in the analysis of documents. The major focus of this work is an examination of the repeatability and reproducibility of colour parameters calculated from the hyperspectral data. The study was performed with commercial colour standards and pen ink lines, corresponding to large and small-scale colour areas, respectively...
May 17, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538190/post-traumatic-inferior-vena-cava-thrombosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#17
Amine Chakroun, Mohamed Said Nakhli, Mohamed Kahloul, Mohamed Amine Harrathi, Walid Naija
INTRODUCTION: Post traumatic inferior vena cava (IVC) thrombosis is a rare and not well described entity with nonspecific clinical presentation. It remains a therapeutic challenge in traumatic context because of haemorrhagic risk due to anticoagulation. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We report a case of IVC thrombosis in an 18 year-old man who presented with liver injury following a traffic crash. The thrombosis was incidentally diagnosed on admission by computed tomography...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538186/an-engineered-virus-library-as-a-resource-for-the-spectrum-wide-exploration-of-virus-and-vector-diversity
#18
Wenli Zhang, Jun Fu, Jing Liu, Hailong Wang, Maren Schiwon, Sebastian Janz, Lukas Schaffarczyk, Lukas von der Goltz, Eric Ehrke-Schulz, Johannes Dörner, Manish Solanki, Philip Boehme, Thorsten Bergmann, Andre Lieber, Chris Lauber, Andreas Dahl, Andreas Petzold, Youming Zhang, A Francis Stewart, Anja Ehrhardt
Adenoviruses (Ads) are large human-pathogenic double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) viruses presenting an enormous natural diversity associated with a broad variety of diseases. However, only a small fraction of adenoviruses has been explored in basic virology and biomedical research, highlighting the need to develop robust and adaptable methodologies and resources. We developed a method for high-throughput direct cloning and engineering of adenoviral genomes from different sources utilizing advanced linear-linear homologous recombination (LLHR) and linear-circular homologous recombination (LCHR)...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538175/extracellular-vesicles-from-a-helminth-parasite-suppress-macrophage-activation-and-constitute-an-effective-vaccine-for-protective-immunity
#19
Gillian Coakley, Jana L McCaskill, Jessica G Borger, Fabio Simbari, Elaine Robertson, Marissa Millar, Yvonne Harcus, Henry J McSorley, Rick M Maizels, Amy H Buck
Recent studies have demonstrated that many parasites release extracellular vesicles (EVs), yet little is known about the specific interactions of EVs with immune cells or their functions during infection. We show that EVs secreted by the gastrointestinal nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus are internalized by macrophages and modulate their activation. EV internalization causes downregulation of type 1 and type 2 immune-response-associated molecules (IL-6 and TNF, and Ym1 and RELMα) and inhibits expression of the IL-33 receptor subunit ST2...
May 23, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538017/feasibility-study-of-adjuvant-chemotherapy-with-modified-weekly-nab-paclitaxel-and-carboplatin-for-completely-resected-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-fast-nab
#20
Hisashi Saji, Hideki Marushima, Tomoyuki Miyazawa, Hiroki Sakai, Hiroyuki Kimura, Noriaki Kurimoto, Haruhiko Nakamura
The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of adjuvant administration of nab-paclitaxel (nab-P) plus carboplatin and for completely resected patients with stage IB, II, and IIIA non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) (FAST-nab study, UMIN000011225). Twenty-nine eligible NSCLC patients received surgical resection for pathological stage IB, II, or IIIA, followed by postoperative adjuvant chemotherapy with modified 3-week cycles of either nab-P (100 mg/m) on days 1 and 8, followed by carboplatin area (area under the curve=6) on day 1...
May 19, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
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