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Kosuke Kawaguchi, Masashi Morita
ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters are one of the largest families of membrane-bound proteins and transport a wide variety of substrates across both extra- and intracellular membranes. They play a critical role in maintaining cellular homeostasis. To date, four ABC transporters belonging to subfamily D have been identified. ABCD1-3 and ABCD4 are localized to peroxisomes and lysosomes, respectively. ABCD1 and ABCD2 are involved in the transport of long and very long chain fatty acids (VLCFA) or their CoA-derivatives into peroxisomes with different substrate specificities, while ABCD3 is involved in the transport of branched chain acyl-CoA into peroxisomes...
2016: BioMed Research International
Leanne M Boehm, Eduard E Vasilevskis, Lorraine C Mion
BACKGROUND: The ABCDE bundle is a multifaceted, interprofessional intervention that is associated with reduced ventilator and delirium days as well as increased likelihood of mobility in intensive care. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to describe organizational domains that contribute to variation in ABCDE bundle implementation as reported by intensive care unit providers and to examine the capability of a conceptual framework for identifying variation in ABCDE bundle implementation...
November 2016: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
Floriana Pinto, Gianni Biancofiore
BACKGROUND: The ABCDE (Awakening and Breathing coordination of daily sedation and ventilator removal trials; Choice of sedative or analgesic exposure; Delirium monitoring and management; and Early mobility and exercise) bundle is a multidisciplinary set of evidence-based practices for improving patient outcomes in the intensive care unit. Nurses are critical to all the bundle's requirements. Therefore, understanding their knowledge, attitudes, and perception of the different bundle's components might help for an easier implementation into everyday clinical practice...
November 2016: Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing: DCCN
Naoto Takahashi
BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI) has dramatically improved the prognosis of CML patients. Now, one of the most important factors with a marked effect on prognosis in CML patients is having a comorbidity. Recently, cardiovascular events (CVE) have been reported in some clinical trials as a late toxicity of TKI, which might be associated with off-target of TKI, ABL/ARG, PDGFR and VEGFR. Because TKI-associated CVE is one of the potentially lethal adverse events associated with TKI administration, hematologists must practice the "ABCDE steps" for CML patients treated with second generation TKI in collaboration with cardiologists...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
Luis A Berrios
More than one-third of the US adult population and 17% of the youth are now obese, and obesity is associated with more than $147 billion a year in health care costs. Critical care nurses should understand the physiological differences and practice guidelines for patients with a body mass index greater than 30. The ABCD approach encompasses key clinical concepts in the management of critically ill obese and morbidly obese patients, including management of airways and breathing, minimizing nurses' back and other injuries, increasing awareness of bias, circulation problems, risks of decubitus ulcers and other skin breakdown, differences in drug calculations and metabolism, limitations in diagnostic equipment and imaging, diet and nutritional recommendations, and concerns with durable medical equipment...
October 2016: Critical Care Nurse
Jody Vaughan, Andy Parry
Sepsis has gained increasing publicity in recent years, and is now a strong focus of clinical education and training following the launch of the 'Surviving Sepsis' campaign. The assessment and management of a septic patient are far from simple and requires a systematic approach in both identifying and managing the condition. This two-part series explores the assessment and management of a septic patient, with this article emphasising the need to identify the signs and symptoms of sepsis at the early stages if positive patient outcomes are to be realised...
September 22, 2016: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Philippe Charbonneau, Paule Lessard Bonaventure, Laura M Drudi, Nathalie Beaudoin, Jean-François Blair, Stéphane Elkouri
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess time delays between first cerebrovascular symptoms and carotid endarterectomy (CEA) at a single center and to systematically evaluate causes of these delays. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients who underwent CEAs between January 2010 and September 2011 at a single university-affiliated center (Centre Hospitalier de l'Université Montréal-Hôtel-Dieu Hospital, Montreal) were identified from a clinical database and operative records...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
Zorica Đorđević Brlek, Ružica Jurakić Tončić, Jaka Radoš, Branka Marinović
Nodular melanoma is the most aggressive subtype of melanoma, with rapid growth rate and metastatic potential. It is usually diagnosed at a locally advanced stage (Breslow thickness <2 mm) and is therefore associated with a poor prognosis. Nodular melanoma often does not fit the classic clinical ABCD criteria, but rather the EFG rule or 3 Cs criteria. Missing the diagnosis of nodular melanoma is a dermatologist's worst nightmare, especially since nodular melanomas can have a non-alarming clinical appearance and imitate a wide range of benign lesions...
August 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
Toshiyuki Uehara, Kazuo Minematsu, Tomoyuki Ohara, Kazumi Kimura, Yasushi Okada, Yasuhiro Hasegawa, Norio Tanahashi, Akifumi Suzuki, Shigeharu Takagi, Jyoji Nakagawara, Kazumasa Arii, Shinji Nagahiro, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Shinichiro Uchiyama, Masayasu Matsumoto, Koji Iihara, Kazunori Toyoda
BACKGROUND: Incidence and predictors of ischemic stroke in patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) have not been fully clarified outside Europe and North America. AIMS: We undertook the present prospective, multicenter study to clarify the incidence, predictors, and etiology of ischemic stroke within one year of TIA onset in Japan. METHODS: The study subjects were patients within seven days of TIA onset who were enrolled in a prospective register from 57 hospitals between June 2011 and December 2013...
September 20, 2016: International Journal of Stroke: Official Journal of the International Stroke Society
Hidenori Haruta, Kazunori Kasama, Masayuki Ohta, Akira Sasaki, Hiroshi Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Miyazaki, Takashi Oshiro, Takeshi Naitoh, Yoshinori Hosoya, Takeshi Togawa, Yosuke Seki, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Toru Tani
BACKGROUND: The number of bariatric procedures performed in Japan is increasing. There are isolated reports of bariatric surgery, but there have been no nationwide surveys including long-term data. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed data for patients who underwent bariatric and metabolic surgery throughout Japan and reviewed outcomes. Surveys were sent to ten institutions for number of procedures, preoperative patient weight and preoperative obesity-related comorbidities, and data at 1, 3, and 5 years postoperatively...
September 8, 2016: Obesity Surgery
Edward Caplan, Indranil Dey, Andrea Scammell, Katy Burnage, Siba Prosad Paul
Seizure is defined as 'a sudden surge of electrical activity in the brain, which usually affects how a person appears or acts for a short time'. Children who have experienced seizures commonly present to emergency departments (EDs), and detailed history taking will usually help differentiate between epileptic and non-epileptic events. ED nurses are often the first health professionals to manage children with seizures, and this is best done by following the ABCDE approach. Treatment involves termination of seizures with anticonvulsants, and children may need other symptomatic management...
September 2016: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
Roberto Betti, Elena Agape, Raffaella Vergani, Laura Moneghini, Amilcare Cerri
The natural history of superficial spreading melanomas (SSMs) involves the progression from a radial growth phase (RGP) to a vertical growth phase (VGP). Currently, a patient's history represents the only method to estimate the rate of tumor growth. The present study aimed to verify whether the estimated rate of growth (ROG) of SSMs with a RGP or VGP exhibited any differences, and to evaluate the possible implications for the most important prognostic determinants. ROG was quantified as the ratio between Breslow's thickness in millimeters (mm) and the time of tumor growth in months, defined as the time between the date that the patient had first noticed the lesion in which melanoma subsequently developed and the date on which the patient first felt this lesion changed...
September 2016: Oncology Letters
Hagen Frickmann, Dorothea Wiemer, Claudia Frey, Ralf Matthias Hagen, Rebecca Hinz, Andreas Podbielski, Thomas Köller, Philipp Warnke
This assessment describes the enteric colonization of German soldiers 8-12 weeks after returning from mostly but not exclusively subtropical or tropical deployment sites with third-generation cephalosporin-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Between 2007 and 2015, 828 stool samples from returning soldiers were enriched in nonselective broth and incubated on selective agars for Enterobacteriaceae expressing extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL), VRE and MRSA...
2016: PloS One
D A Cheshkov, D O Sinitsyn, K F Sheberstov, V A Chertkov
The novel algorithm for a total lineshape analysis of high-resolution NMR spectra has been developed. A global optimization by simulated annealing has been applied that has allowed to overcome the main trouble of common approaches which had frequently returned solutions for local minima rather than for global ones. The algorithm has been verified for the four-spin test systems ABCD, and has been successfully used for analysis of experimental NMR spectra of proline. The approach has allowed to avoid a sophisticated manual setup of initial parameters and to conduct the analysis of complicated high-resolution NMR spectra nearly automatically...
August 23, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
Thaís Corsetti Grazziotin, Ivette Alarcon, Renan Rangel Bonamigo, Cristina Carrera, Miriam Potrony, Paula Aguilera, Joan-Anton Puig-Butillé, Johanna Brito, Celia Badenas, Llúcia Alós, Josep Malvehy, Susana Puig
Importance: The improved knowledge of clinical, morphologic, and epidemiologic heterogeneity of melanoma in the context of multiple primary and familial melanomas may improve prevention, diagnosis, and prognosis of melanoma. Objective: To characterize reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) morphologic patterns of melanomas in multiple primary and familial melanomas. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this cross-sectional, retrospective study, patients in a hospital-based referral center were recruited from March 1, 2010, through August 31, 2013; data analysis was conducted from September 1, 2013, through May 31, 2014...
October 1, 2016: JAMA Dermatology
R Zhang, O Borisenko, I Telegina, J Hargreaves, A R Ahmed, R Sanchez Santos, C Pring, P Funch-Jensen, B Dillemans, J L Hedenbro
BACKGROUND: Diabetes remission is an important outcome after bariatric surgery. The purpose of this study was to identify risk prediction models of diabetes remission after bariatric surgery. METHODS: A systematic literature review was performed in MEDLINE, MEDLINE-In-Process, Embase and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials databases in April 2015. All English-language full-text published derivation and validation studies for risk prediction models on diabetic outcomes after bariatric surgery were included...
October 2016: British Journal of Surgery
Wei-Jei Lee, Keong Chong, Lwin Aung, Shu-Chun Chen, Kong-Han Ser, Yi-Chih Lee
BACKGROUND: Bariatric surgery has gained reputation for its metabolic effect and is increasingly being performed to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). However, there is still a gray area regarding the choice of surgical procedure according to patient characteristics due to inadequate evidences, so far. We aim to compare the efficacy of two most commonly performed bariatric/metabolic surgeries, sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and gastric bypass (GB) with regard to remission of T2DM after surgery...
August 22, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
Deena Kelly Costa, Jennifer Dammeyer, Matthew White, Jose Galinato, Robert Hyzy, Milisa Manojlovich, Anne Sales
BACKGROUND: The awakening and breathing coordination, delirium, and early mobility (ABCDE) bundle is a multicomponent complex intervention that improves outcomes for critically ill adults yet is inconsistently implemented. Effective interprofessional team function (how the team interacts) is key to ABCDE delivery but little is known about how to measure team interactions. The purpose of our study was to examine the reliability of an observational rating tool to assess team interactions about ABCDE in one ICU...
2016: BMC Research Notes
A Sakthivel Selvan, I D Gupta, A Verma, M V Chaudhari, A Magotra
AIM: The present study was undertaken with the objectives to characterize and to analyze combined genotypes of cluster of differentiation 14 (CD14) gene to explore its association with clinical mastitis in Karan Fries (KF) cows maintained in the National Dairy Research Institute herd, Karnal. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Genomic DNA was extracted using blood of randomly selected 94 KF lactating cattle by phenol-chloroform method. After checking its quality and quantity, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was carried out using six sets of reported gene-specific primers to amplify complete KF CD14 gene...
July 2016: Veterinary World
Hong Lu, Yongyu Xu, Feng Cui
The ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporter family functions in the ATP-dependent transportation of various substrates across biological membranes. ABC proteins participate in various biological processes and insecticide resistance in insects, and are divided into eight subfamilies (A-H). Mosquitoes are important vectors of human diseases, but the mechanism by which the ABC transporter family evolves in mosquitoes is unknown. In this study, we classified and compared the ABC transporter families of three mosquitoes, namely, Anopheles gambiae, Aedes aegypti, and Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus...
September 2016: Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology
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