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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045971/-technical-improvement-in-retroperitoneal-laparoscopic-living-donor-nephrectomy-report-of-193-cases
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L Zhao, L L Ma, H X Zhang, X F Hou, L Liu, Y Fu, Y G Kou, Y M Song
OBJECTIVE: To summarize our experience of retroperitoneal laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy, our continuous technical improvements and refinement of this skill and standardization of each procedure of this operation. METHODS: Having approved by hospital ethical committee and local government administration, a total of 193 living donors underwent retroperitoneal laparoscopic living donor nephrectomy from Dec.2003 to Feb. 2016 in our department. Under general anaesthesia, the operation was performed through 3 lumbar ports...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045960/pharmacokinetics-of-once-daily-prolonged-release-formulation-of-tacrolimus-in-children-with-primary-nephrotic-syndrome
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Y Han, S Q DU, H J Xiao, Y Zhou, J Ding, J J Ding, Y M Cui
OBJECTIVE: Tacrolimus prolonged-release(PR) formulation is a new once-daily formulation of the calcineurin inhibitor tacrolimus, which is currently used in adult liver or kidney transplant patients,and is also gradually widely used in children with nephrotic syndrome.The present study was undertaken to preliminarily investigate the pharmacokinetic characteristics of tacrolimus PR in pediatric nephrotic syndrome recipients. METHODS: This single-center open-label prospective study was performed in pediatric nephrotic syndrome recipients...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045598/prognostic-value-of-pulmonary-blood-volume-by-first-pass-contrast-enhanced-cmr-in-heart-failure-outpatients-the-prove-hf-study
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F Ricci, A Barison, G Todiere, C Mantini, A R Cotroneo, M Emdin, R De Caterina, S Galllina, G D Aquaro
Aims: Pulmonary blood volume (PBV) is a novel clinical application of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging for the quantitative grading of haemodynamic congestion. In this study, we aimed to assess the prognostic value of PBV in a cohort of outpatients with chronic heart failure (HF). Methods and results: One hundred and twelve consecutive patients (91 men, 67 ± 12 years) and 53 age- and sex-matched healthy controls underwent echocardiography and contrast-enhanced CMR...
October 17, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045260/encopresis-plus
#4
DePorres Cormier, Marie Reilly, Amy Young, Marilyn Augustyn
Dexter is a 12-year-old boy who presents with his maternal grandmother for follow-up to primary care for secondary encopresis. Dexter presented, 18 months ago, with a 3-month history of secondary encopresis. At that time, a comprehensive assessment revealed functional constipation resulting in encopresis. Dexter's symptoms resolved with a combination of medication management and behavioral strategies; laxatives were discontinued 12 months ago.Dexter's grandmother reports that for the past 6 months, her grandson developed encopresis once again...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043996/clinical-therapeutic-strategy-of-recombinant-human-brain-natriuretic-peptide-and-dopamine-in-cardiorenal-syndrome-type-4-patients-combined-with-hypotension
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Bing Han, Hua Li, Qiaoli Ma
Aim of the present study is to investigate the clinical efficacy of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) and dopamine combination treatment in patients with cardiorenal syndrome type 4 (CRS4) combined with hypotension. A total of 160 CRS4 patients admitted to our hospital from July 2010 to December 2014 were recruited, and were randomly divided into two groups, the observational group (n=80) and the control group (n=80). CRS4 patients treated with dopamine were recruited into the control group...
July 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043981/southeast-asian-ovalocytosis-the-need-for-a-carefull-observation-of-red-cell-indices-and-blood-smear
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Pierre-Antoine Moulin, Vanessa Nivaggioni, Noémie Saut, Charlotte Grosdidier, Denis Bernot, Véronique Baccini
Southeast asian ovalocytosis (SAO) is characterized by macro-ovalocytes and ovalo-stomatocytes on blood smear. SAO is common in Malaisia and Papua-New-Guinea where upwards to 40 per cent of the population is affected in some coastal region. Inherited in an autosomal dominant way, illness results from deletion of codons 400-408 in SLC4A1 gene which encodes for band 3 erythrocyte membrane protein. This deletion is responsible for an unusual erythrocyte stiffness and oval shape of the cells on blood smear. Heterozygous carriers are usually asymptomatic whereas homozygous are not viable without an intensive antenatal care...
October 18, 2017: Annales de Biologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043827/stability-guidelines-for-dithiothreitol-treated-red-blood-cell-reagents-used-for-antibody-detection-methods-in-patients-treated-with-daratumumab
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Wendy L Disbro
Daratumumab (DARA), a drug used to treat patients with multiple myeloma, causes interference in pre-transfusion testing. Samples from patients receiving DARA exhibit panreactivity in antibody detection and identification tests with red blood cells (RBCs). Many hospitals are sending these samples to reference laboratories. Dithiothreitol (DTT), a sulfhydryl chemical treatment of RBCs, negates this reactivity. This study investigated the stability of the antigens on DTT-treated RBCs to determine if large quantities of RBCs could be treated at one time, stored, and used for testing at a later time...
September 2017: Immunohematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042854/influence-of-standard-laboratory-procedures-on-measures-of-erythrocyte-damage
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Lena Wiegmann, Diane A de Zélicourt, Oliver Speer, Alissa Muller, Jeroen S Goede, Burkhardt Seifert, Vartan Kurtcuoglu
The ability to characterize the mechanical properties of erythrocytes is important in clinical and research contexts: to diagnose and monitor hematologic disorders, as well as to optimize the design of cardiovascular implants and blood circulating devices with respect to blood damage. However, investigation of red blood cell (RBC) properties generally involves preparatory and processing steps. Even though these impose mechanical stresses on cells, little is known about their impact on the final measurement results...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042780/frequencies-of-circulating-b-and-t-lymphocytes-as-indicators-for-stroke-outcomes
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Yanling Wang, Jihong Liu, Xuemei Wang, Zongjian Liu, Fengwu Li, Fenghua Chen, Xiaokun Geng, Zhili Ji, Huishan Du, Xiaoming Hu
BACKGROUND: Stroke has high mortality and morbidity. Biomarkers are required for to predict stroke outcomes, which could help clinicians to provide rationale approaches for patient management. The dynamic changes in circulating immune cells have been reported in stroke patients and animal models of stroke. AIM: The aim of this study was to explore biomarkers to predict stroke outcomes by investigating the relationship between the frequencies of circulating immune cells and stroke outcomes...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042753/functional-and-morphological-effects-of-diazepam-and-midazolam-on-tumor-vasculature-in-the-9l-gliosarcoma-brain-tumor-model-using-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-mri-a-comparative-study
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Nuo Yan, Yuzhen Zheng, Cheng Yang
Antiangiogenic therapy attenuates tumor growth by reducing vascularization. Diazepam (DZP) and midazolam (MZL) have antiangiogenic properties in human umbilical vein endothelial cells. Thus, we investigated the antiangiogenic activity of DZP and MZL in the rat 9L gliosarcoma brain tumor model. The effect on tumor vasculature was evaluated using dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance imaging with gradient-echo (GE) and spin-echo (SE) to assess perfusion parameters, including cerebral blood volume (CBV), cerebral blood flow (CBF), mean transit time (MTT), and mean vessel diameter...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041943/human-umbilical-cord-wharton-jelly-cells-promote-extra-pancreatic-insulin-formation-and-repair-of-renal-damage-in-stz-induced-diabetic-mice
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Martin Maldonado, Tianhua Huang, Lujun Yang, Lan Xu, Lian Ma
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the therapeutic effect and fate of high doses of human umbilical cord Wharton jelly cells (hUCWJCs) after IP administration to streptozotocin (STZ)-induced diabetic mice. METHODS: Type 1 diabetes (T1D) was induced in Kunming mice via IP injection of STZ. hUCWJCs were labeled with 1,1'-dioctadecyl-3,3,3',3'-tetramethylindocarbocyanine perchlorate (DiI). Diabetic animals with sustained hyperglycemia for at least 2 weeks were administered 1 × 10(7) Dil-hUCWJCs via intraperitoneal injection...
October 17, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041921/perioperative-management-of-paraganglioma-and-catecholamine-induced-cardiomyopathy-in-child-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Xixi Jia, Xiangyang Guo, Qing Zheng
BACKGROUND: Paragangliomas are catecholamine-secreting tumors of the paraganglia. Perioperative mortality of children with paraganglioma is high, but preoperative therapy and anesthetic management of paraganglioma resection are controversial in children. The literatures on catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy are limited to several case reports,with few reports of studies on children. CASE PRESENTATION: Here we report the anesthetic management of a child with paraganglioma and catecholamine-induced cardiomyopathy, and the possible perioperative anesthesia problems of the paraganglioma resection are discussed...
October 17, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040402/is-postspinal-hypotension-a-sign-of-impaired-cardiac-performance-in-the-elderly-an-observational-mechanistic-study
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J Jakobsson, S H Kalman, M Lindeberg-Lindvet, E Bartha
Background: We have previously reported that stroke volume is reduced in a majority of elderly patients undergoing surgical repair of hip fracture before and after intrathecal injection of anaesthetic. We aimed to investigate these observations further in a prospective study of elderly patients undergoing elective hip or knee arthroplasty under spinal anaesthesia. Methods: Patients ≥65 yr undergoing elective arthroplasty were monitored with LiDCOplus™ preoperatively (baseline), before and continuously for 45 min after spinal anaesthesia...
October 10, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040229/development-of-a-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometric-method-for-quantification-of-mycophenolic-acid-and-its-glucuronides-in-dried-blood-spot-samples
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Hiromasa Iboshi, Hiroaki Yamaguchi, Hiroyuki Suzuki, Masafumi Kikuchi, Masaki Tanaka, Shinya Takasaki, Akiko Takahashi, Masamitsu Maekawa, Miki Shimada, Yasushi Matsuda, Yoshinori Okada, Nariyasu Mano
BACKGROUND: Personalized immunosuppressive therapy, including accurate drug dosing based on drug blood level, leads to better clinical outcomes, specifically with regard to avoidance of drug-induced adverse effects and maintenance of efficacy. Mycophenolic acid (MPA) is used as an immunosuppressant in transplantation of various solid organs. The aim of this study was to develop a method for quantification of MPA and its metabolites, mycophenolic acid 7-O-glucuronide (MPAG) and mycophenolic acid acyl glucuronide, in dried blood spot (DBS) samples, using liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization/tandem mass spectrometry...
October 14, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039481/administration-of-erythropoietin-prevents-bone-loss-in-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-in-mice
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Taotao Xu, Hongting Jin, Yangjun Lao, Pinger Wang, Shanxing Zhang, Hongfeng Ruan, Qiang Mao, Li Zhou, Luwei Xiao, Peijian Tong, Chengliang Wu
Long‑term administration of glucocorticoid hormones is considered one of predominant pathological factors inducing osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) development and progression, in which reduction of blood supply leads to a progressive bone loss and impairment of bone structure in the majority of cases. In a non‑hematopoietic system, erythropoietin (EPO) can stimulate angiogenesis and bone regeneration. However, the specific mechanism underlying the role of EPO in ONFH remains to be elucidated. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the effect of EPO on the prevention of bone loss in ONFH...
October 6, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039068/the-effect-of-scan-interval-and-bolus-length-on-the-quantitative-accuracy-of-cerebral-computed-tomography-perfusion-analysis-using-a-hollow-fiber-phantom
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Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Kazufumi Suzuki, Eiji Okaniwa, Hiroshi Iimura, Kayoko Abe, Shuji Sakai
The shuttle scan technique is expected to extend scan range in cerebral computed tomography (CT) perfusion by 16- or 64-row multidetector CT (MDCT), but it may affect quantitative accuracy. This study aims to evaluate the effect of long scan interval and bolus length on the quantitative accuracy of perfusion indices using an innovative hollow-fiber phantom.We used an originally developed hollow-fiber hemodialyzer covered with polyurethane resin as a perfusion phantom. We scanned the phantom during various scan intervals (1-13 s) and bolus injection lengths (5, 10, 15, and 20 s), and evaluated cerebral blood flow (CBF), cerebral blood volume (CBV), mean transit time (MTT), and time-to-peak (TTP)...
October 16, 2017: Radiological Physics and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039020/systemic-inflammation-and-multimodal-biomarkers-in-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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T N C Magalhães, M Weiler, C V L Teixeira, T Hayata, A S Moraes, V O Boldrini, L M Dos Santos, B M de Campos, T J R de Rezende, H P G Joaquim, L L Talib, O V Forlenza, F Cendes, Marcio L F Balthazar
There is increasing evidence suggesting that one of the most relevant pathophysiological features of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is neuroinflammation, which plays an important role in the production and regulation of AD-related proteins (amyloid beta (Aβ) and Tau) and exacerbates AD pathology. Neuroinflammation can also be induced by systemic influences (factors from outside the central nervous system). However, the role of systemic inflammation in AD pathophysiology is much less understood. Thus, our main objective in this study was to verify whether the presence of serum cytokines (IL-1β, IL-6, IL-10, IL-12, and TNF-α) affects different AD biomarkers: Aβ1-42 and Tau protein levels, hippocampal volumes (HV), and default mode network functional connectivity (DMN FC) in healthy elderly controls, amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) patients due to AD, and mild AD patients...
October 16, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038615/red-blood-cell-distribution-width-a-novel-predictive-indicator-for-cardiovascular-and-cerebrovascular-diseases
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REVIEW
Ning Li, Heng Zhou, Qizhu Tang
The red blood cell distribution width (RDW) obtained from a standard complete blood count (CBC) is a convenient and inexpensive biochemical parameter representing the variability in size of circulating erythrocytes. Over the past few decades, RDW with mean corpuscular volume (MCV) has been used to identify quite a few hematological system diseases including iron-deficiency anemia and bone marrow dysfunction. In recent years, many clinical studies have proved that the alterations of RDW levels may be associated with the incidence and prognosis in many cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases (CVDs)...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038560/safety-assessment-of-antibiotic-and-probiotic-feed-additives-for-gallus-gallus-domesticus
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D P Neveling, L van Emmenes, J J Ahire, E Pieterse, C Smith, L M T Dicks
Antibiotics in feed select for resistant strains and is thus a threat to human health. In this study, the effect of a multi-strain probiotic and antibiotics on the growth and health of broilers was studied. Equal numbers of broilers received on a daily basis either a multi-strain probiotic or a combination of sulphadiazine, colistin and trimethoprim, whereas the control group received standard feed. The villi of immature broilers (19 days old) administered antibiotics had a larger surface area and their lymphocyte and basophil counts were higher compared to broilers from the probiotic and control groups...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038533/video-capillaroscopy-clarifies-mechanism-of-the-photoplethysmographic-waveform-appearance
#20
Mikhail V Volkov, Nikita B Margaryants, Andrey V Potemkin, Maxim A Volynsky, Igor P Gurov, Oleg V Mamontov, Alexei A Kamshilin
Photoplethysmography (PPG) devices are widely used in clinical practice but the origin of PPG signal is still under debating. The classical theory assumes that the PPG waveform stems from variations of blood volume in pulsating arteries. In this research we analysed high-speed video recordings of capillaries in a fingernail bed. It was found that speed of erythrocytes in capillaries has pronounced modulation in time, which follows variations of instantaneous blood pressure in arteries. However, the mean speed significantly differs even for neighbour capillaries whereas change of the speed occurs in phase for the most of capillaries...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
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