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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654474/excellence-in-promoting-participation-striving-for-the-10-cs-client-centered-care-consideration-of-complexity-collaboration-coaching-capacity-building-contextualization-creativity-community-curricular-changes-and-curiosity
#1
Lisa A Chiarello
Participation of children with physical disabilities is critical to optimizing their life roles and lived experiences. This perspective explores the complex and multidimensional construct of participation and presents recommendations for practice, education, and research to transform pediatric physical therapy service delivery. Two models are reviewed of participation-based service delivery grounded in client-centered care and the principles of coaching to engage clients in their rehabilitation. The roles and responsibilities of the physical therapist and the importance of team collaboration are emphasized...
July 2017: Pediatric Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649412/surface-topology-affects-wetting-behavior-of-bacillus-subtilis-biofilms
#2
Moritz Werb, Carolina Falcón García, Nina C Bach, Stefan Grumbein, Stephan A Sieber, Madeleine Opitz, Oliver Lieleg
The colonization of surfaces by bacterial biofilms constitutes a huge problem in healthcare and industry. When attempting biofilm inactivation or removal, it is crucial to sufficiently wet the biofilm surface with antibacterial agents; however, certain biofilms efficiently resist wetting, and the origin of this behavior remains to date unclear. Here, we demonstrate that, depending on the growth medium used, the model bacterium Bacillus subtilis can form biofilm colonies with distinct surface properties: we find either hydrophilic or two variants of hydrophobic behavior...
2017: NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649014/apatite-nanoparticles-strongly-improve-red-blood-cell-cryopreservation-by-mediating-trehalose-delivery-via-enhanced-membrane-permeation
#3
Martin Stefanic, Kevin Ward, Harvey Tawfik, Ralf Seemann, Vladimir Baulin, Yachong Guo, Jean-Baptiste Fleury, Christophe Drouet
Cryopreservation of red blood cells (RBC) is an important method for maintaining an inventory of rare RBC units and managing special transfusion circumstances. Currently, in a clinical setting, glycerol is used as cryoprotectant against freezing damage. After thawing and before transfusion, glycerol must however be removed to avoid intravascular hemolysis, via a complex and time-consuming deglycerolization process which requires specialized equipment. Improved cryopreservation methods using non-toxic agents are required to increase biocompatibility and decrease processing time...
June 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648922/oxovanadium-iv-complexes-with-knoevenagel-schiff-base-condensate-as-impending-chemotherapeutic-agents-synthesis-characterization-biological-screening-and-anti-proliferative-assay
#4
Rajakkani Paulpandiyan, Natarajan Raman
Two novel oxovanadium(IV) complexes [VOL1]SO4(1) and [VOL2]SO4(2) containing Knoevenagel condensate Schiff base ligand (L1/L2) have been synthesized and characterized by physical, spectral and analytical methods. These complexes are reported as ionic in nature on the basis of elemental composition and molar conductance, and possess square pyramidal geometry around the central metal ions. The binding interactions of (1) and (2) with calf thymus DNA (CT DNA) were explored by absorption spectrophotometric titration, cyclic voltammetry data and viscosity measurements...
June 19, 2017: Bioorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647443/dermal-and-transdermal-delivery-of-pharmaceutically-relevant-macromolecules
#5
REVIEW
S Münch, J Wohlrab, R H H Neubert
The skin offers an attractive way for dermal and transdermal drug delivery that is why the drug still needs certain qualities to transcend the outermost layer of the skin, the stratum corneum. The requirements are: drugs with a maximum molecular weight of 1kDa, high lipophilicity and a certain polarity. This would restrict the use of a transdermal delivery of macromolecules, which would make the drug more effective in therapeutic administration. Various studies have shown that macromolecules without support do not penetrate the human skin...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647323/mechanism-of-plant-mediated-synthesis-of-silver-nanoparticles-a-review-on-biomolecules-involved-characterisation-and-antibacterial-activity
#6
REVIEW
S Rajeshkumar, L V Bharath
Engineering a reliable and eco-accommodating methodology for the synthesis of metal nanoparticles is a crucial step in the field of nanotechnology. Plant-mediated synthesis of metal nanoparticles has been developed as a substitute to defeat the limitations of conventional synthesis approaches such as physical and chemical methods. Biomolecules, such as proteins, amino acids, enzymes, flavonoids, and terpenoids from several plant extracts have been used as a stabilising and reducing agents for the synthesis of AgNPs...
June 21, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644849/rapid-development-of-cyanobacterial-crust-in-the-field-for-combating-desertification
#7
Chan-Ho Park, Xin Rong Li, Yang Zhao, Rong Liang Jia, Jae-Seoun Hur
Desertification is currently a major concern, and vast regions have already been devastated in the arid zones of many countries. Combined application of cyanobacteria with soil fixing chemicals is a novel method of restoring desertified areas. Three cyanobacteria, Nostoc sp. Vaucher ex Bornet & Flahault, Phormidium sp. Kützing ex Gomont and Scytonema arcangeli Bornet ex Flahault were isolated and tested in this study. Tacki-SprayTM (TKS7), which consists of bio-polysaccharides and tackifiers, was used as a soil fixing agent...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644481/redox-controlled-potassium-intercalation-into-two-polyaromatic-hydrocarbon-solids
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F Denis Romero, M J Pitcher, C I Hiley, G F S Whitehead, S Kar, A Y Ganin, D Antypov, C Collins, M S Dyer, G Klupp, R H Colman, K Prassides, M J Rosseinsky
Alkali metal intercalation into polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) has been studied intensely after reports of superconductivity in a number of potassium- and rubidium-intercalated materials. There are, however, no reported crystal structures to inform our understanding of the chemistry and physics because of the complex reactivity of PAHs with strong reducing agents at high temperature. Here we present the synthesis of crystalline K2Pentacene and K2Picene by a solid-solid insertion protocol that uses potassium hydride as a redox-controlled reducing agent to access the PAH dianions, and so enables the determination of their crystal structures...
July 2017: Nature Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641511/microbial-lipase-mediated-by-health-beneficial-modification-of-cholesterol-and-flavors-in-food-products-a-review
#9
Ranjana Sharma, Nivedita Sharma
BACKGROUND: The tremendous need of lipase in varied applications in biotechnological increases its economical value in food and allied industries. Lipase has an impressive number of applications viz. enhancements of flavor in food products (Cheese, butter, alcoholic beverages, milk chocolate and diet control food stuffs), detergent industry in removing oil, grease stain, organic chemical processing, textile industry, oleochemical industry, cosmetic industry and also as therapeutic agents in pharmaceutical industries...
June 14, 2017: Recent Patents on Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641022/a-randomized-single-dose-parallel-study-on-enhancement-of-nitric-oxide-in-serum-and-saliva-with-the-use-of-natural-sports-supplement-in-healthy-adults
#10
Joby Jacob, Sreeraj Gopi, Chandradhara Divya
Sports supplements that stimulate the production of nitric oxide (NO) are widely promoted agents in the sports nutrition domain, and nitric oxide plays an important role to enhance the cardiovascular and physical fitness of the sports participants. The purpose of the study is to investigate whether oral intake of a sports nutritional supplement (Fitnox) is able to increase nitrate (NO3(-)) and nitrite (NO2(-)) levels in blood serum and saliva of healthy adults. Fitnox is a unique blend of Kaempferia parviflora methoxy flavones, pomegranate peel polyphenols, and Moringa oleifera leaf saponins...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639138/veterinary-vaccine-nanotechnology-pulmonary-and-nasal-delivery-in-livestock-animals
#11
REVIEW
Daniella Calderon-Nieva, Kalhari Bandara Goonewardene, Susantha Gomis, Marianna Foldvari
Veterinary vaccine development has several similarities with human vaccine development to improve the overall health and well-being of species. However, veterinary goals lean more toward feasible large-scale administration methods and low cost to high benefit immunization. Since the respiratory mucosa is easily accessible and most infectious agents begin their infection cycle at the mucosa, immunization through the respiratory route has been a highly attractive vaccine delivery strategy against infectious diseases...
June 21, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636893/controlled-release-from-aspirin-based-linear-biodegradable-poly-anhydride-esters-for-anti-inflammatory-activity
#12
Queeny Dasgupta, Sahitya Movva, Kaushik Chatterjee, Giridhar Madras
This work reports the synthesis of a novel, aspirin-loaded, linear poly (anhydride ester) and provides mechanistic insights into the release of aspirin from this polymer for anti-inflammatory activity. As compared to conventional drug delivery systems that rely on diffusion based release, incorporation of bioactives in the polymer backbone is challenging and high loading is difficult to achieve. In the present study, we exploit the pentafunctional sugar alcohol (xylitol) to provide sites for drug (aspirin) attachment at its non-terminal OH groups...
June 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633560/bioinspired-hydrogels-to-engineer-cancer-microenvironments
#13
Kyung Min Park, Daniel Lewis, Sharon Gerecht
Recent research has demonstrated that tumor microenvironments play pivotal roles in tumor development and metastasis through various physical, chemical, and biological factors, including extracellular matrix (ECM) composition, matrix remodeling, oxygen tension, pH, cytokines, and matrix stiffness. An emerging trend in cancer research involves the creation of engineered three-dimensional tumor models using bioinspired hydrogels that accurately recapitulate the native tumor microenvironment. With recent advances in materials engineering, many researchers are developing engineered tumor models, which are promising platforms for the study of cancer biology and for screening of therapeutic agents for better clinical outcomes...
June 21, 2017: Annual Review of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632997/epidemiology-of-obesity-and-pharmacologic-treatment-options
#14
Vignesh Shettar, Sarang Patel, Srividya Kidambi
Prevalence of obesity and its related morbidity have increased to alarming levels in adults and children in the United States and globally. Weight loss results in improvement of much of the obesity-related morbidity. Lifestyle changes such as dietary modifications, increased physical activity, and behavioral therapy form the crux of weight management. However, many individuals need additional assistance (pharmacologic or surgical) to initiate or sustain weight loss. Pharmacologic therapy consists of a number of agents that work by decreasing appetite, gastric emptying, or nutrient absorption or by increasing satiety...
June 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628680/current-perspectives-among-u-s-dermatologists-on-chemoprevention-of-nonmelanoma-skin-cancer-a-survey-based-study
#15
Brittany Oliver, Serena Durrani, Joel L Cohen, Adam J Friedman
<p>Introduction: Nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common malignancy in the US Primary prevention of NMSC with physical photoprotective measures are often not sufficient to impact skin cancer incidence in high-risk individuals. Chemoprevention is the use of agents to prevent, suppress, and reverse carcinogenic progression. Many agents have been investigated, but preclinical and clinical studies are often inconsistent.</p> <p>Methods: A cross-sectional study was designed to assess current practices, perceptions, and general knowledge of U...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625610/current-progress-in-antivascular-tumor-therapy
#16
REVIEW
Yi-Ju Ho, Tzu-Chia Wang, Ching-Hsiang Fan, Chih-Kuang Yeh
The tumor vasculature transports oxygen, nutrients and drugs for crucial roles in tumor therapy. Antivascular therapy directly targets existing tumor vessels to reduce blood perfusion and then inhibit tumor growth. Vascular disrupting agents and ultrasound-stimulated microbubble destruction use chemical toxicity and physical effect, respectively, to damage vascular endothelial cells for antivascular therapy. Moreover, antivascular therapy can break vessel wall barriers and change the tumor microenvironment to compensate for the limitations of conventional chemotherapy or radiotherapy...
June 15, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623526/benefit-risk-trade-offs-for-treatment-decisions-in-moderate-to-severe-rheumatoid-arthritis-focus-on-the-patient-perspective
#17
M Elaine Husni, Keith A Betts, Jenny Griffith, Yan Song, Arijit Ganguli
Given the increasing number of available treatments for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with varying efficacy and safety profiles, it is critical to understand the level of trade-offs that patients are willing to make between benefits and risks. Adult patients with moderate to severe RA were invited to participate in a discrete choice experiment that solicited their preferences for hypothetical RA treatments. Each participant was presented with 14 choice cards asking about their preference between two hypothetical RA treatments with varying levels of efficacy, adverse events, and process-related attributes...
June 16, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623475/t1-mapping-in-cardiac-mri
#18
REVIEW
Dina Radenkovic, Sebastian Weingärtner, Lewis Ricketts, James C Moon, Gabriella Captur
Quantitative myocardial and blood T1 have recently achieved clinical utility in numerous pathologies, as they provide non-invasive tissue characterization with the potential to replace invasive biopsy. Native T1 time (no contrast agent), changes with myocardial extracellular water (edema, focal or diffuse fibrosis), fat, iron, and amyloid protein content. After contrast, the extracellular volume fraction (ECV) estimates the size of the extracellular space and identifies interstitial disease. Spatially resolved quantification of these biomarkers (so-called T1 mapping and ECV mapping) are steadily becoming diagnostic and prognostically useful tests for several heart muscle diseases, influencing clinical decision-making with a pending second consensus statement due mid-2017...
June 16, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623309/fibronectin-promotes-directional-persistence-in-fibroblast-migration-through-interactions-with-both-its-cell-binding-and-heparin-binding-domains
#19
Dimitris Missirlis, Tamás Haraszti, Horst Kessler, Joachim P Spatz
The precise mechanisms through which insoluble, cell-adhesive ligands induce and regulate directional cell migration remain obscure. We recently demonstrated that elevated surface density of physically adsorbed plasma fibronectin (FN) promotes high directional persistence in fibroblast migration. While cell-FN association through integrins α5β1 and αvβ3 was necessary, substrates that selectively engaged these integrins did not support the phenotype. We here show that high directional persistence necessitates a combination of the cell-binding and C-terminal heparin-binding domains of FN, but does not require the engagement of syndecan-4 or integrin α4β1...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621564/the-emerging-role-of-anamorelin-hydrochloride-in-the-management-of-patients-with-cancer-anorexia-cachexia
#20
David C Currow, Richard Je Skipworth
Cancer cachexia affects many patients with advanced cancer. This multifactorial syndrome, which involves loss of muscle mass and body weight, profoundly affects patients' physical functioning and quality of life. Pharmacologic interventions that target weight loss and also improve patient-reported measures are required. Anamorelin hydrochloride is an oral ghrelin receptor agonist for the treatment of cancer anorexia-cachexia that stimulates release of growth hormone and insulin-like growth factor 1, and improves food intake and body weight...
June 16, 2017: Future Oncology
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