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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550790/trophic-fate-of-inorganic-and-methyl-mercury-in-a-macrophyte-chironomid-food-chain
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Rebecca Beauvais-Flück, Frédéric Gimbert, Ophélie Méhault, Claudia Cosio
Dietary transfer of mercury (Hg) is central for its effects on higher trophic animals, nonetheless, its driving parameters and characteristics are not well understood. Here we measured Hg species transfer (uptake) from the macrophyte Elodea nuttallii -mimicking tissues incorporation in sediments after decay- to Chironomus riparius. Methyl-Hg (MMHg) was more transferable than inorganic Hg (IHg) from plant's intracellular and cell wall compartments. After 10-d-long exposure, MMHg was predominantly found in MMHg form in the cytosolic compartment (S) of chironomids, while IHg showed similar concentrations in S and insoluble debris (P) compartments...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550123/essential-role-for-histone-deacetylase-11-hdac11-in-neutrophil-biology
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Eva Sahakian, Jie Chen, John J Powers, Xianghong Chen, Kamira Maharaj, Susan L Deng, Maritza Lienlaf, Hong Wei Wang, Fengdong Cheng, Andressa L Sodré, Allison Distler, Limin Xing, Patricio Perez-Villarroel, Sheng Wei, Alejandro Villagra, Ed Seto, Eduardo M Sotomayor, Pedro Horna, Javier Pinilla-Ibarz
Epigenetic changes in chromatin structure have been recently associated with the deregulated expression of critical genes in normal and malignant processes. HDAC11, the newest member of the HDAC family of enzymes, functions as a negative regulator of IL-10 expression in APCs, as previously described by our lab. However, at the present time, its role in other hematopoietic cells, specifically in neutrophils, has not been fully explored. In this report, for the first time, we present a novel physiologic role for HDAC11 as a multifaceted regulator of neutrophils...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549880/risk-factors-for-health-care-associated-infections-from-better-knowledge-to-better-prevention
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Etelvina Ferreira, Elaine Pina, Mafalda Sousa-Uva, António Sousa-Uva
BACKGROUND: Health care-associated infections (HCAIs) are preventable with adoption of recognized preventive measures. The first step is to identify patients at higher risk of HCAI. This study aimed to identify patient risk factors (RFs) present on admission and acquired during inpatient stay which could be associated with higher risk of acquiring HCAI. METHODS: A case-control study was conducted in adult patients admitted during 2011 who were hospitalized for >48 hours...
May 23, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549778/stepwise-introduction-of-the-best-care-always-central-line-associated-bloodstream-infection-prevention-bundle-in-a-network-of-south-african-hospitals
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Guy A Richards, Adrian J Brink, Angeliki P Messina, Charles Feldman, Karin Swart, Dena van den Bergh
BACKGROUND: Health care associated infection (HAI) remains a major international problem. AIM: The "Best Care Always!" (BCA) campaign, was launched in South Africa to reduce common preventable HAI, including catheter associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI). METHODS: The intervention occurred in 43 Netcare Private Hospitals increasing later to 49 with 958 ICU and 439 high care (HC) beds and 1207 ICU and 493 HC beds, respectively. .Phase 1: April 2010-March 2011: ICU Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) nurse driven change: Commitment from management and doctors and training of IPC nurses...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549710/complication-rates-observed-in-silicone-and-polyurethane-catheters-of-totally-implanted-central-venous-access-devices-implanted-in-the-upper-arm
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Jasmin D Busch, Maren Vens, Catherine Mahler, Jochen Herrmann, Gerhard Adam, Harald Ittrich
PURPOSE: To present frequency and types of complications related to silicone (SI) versus polyurethane (PUR) catheters of totally implanted venous access devices (TIVADs) placed in the upper arm. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cohort of 2,491 consecutive patients with TIVADs implanted between 2006 and 2015 was retrospectively analyzed. Complications were classified according to SIR guidelines. Pearson χ(2) test was used for categorical variables, and Student t test was used for continuous variables...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549409/a-qualitative-study-of-immigrant-women-on-long-term-sick-leave-and-their-experience-of-dignity
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Line Nortvedt, Bernadette Nirmal Kumar, Vibeke Lohne
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore if and how immigrant women suffering from chronic pain experience and maintain their dignity, during rehabilitation. METHODS: The study was designed as a field study, with participant observation and in-depth interviews. Participant observations were carried out during a rehabilitation course for 14 immigrant women on an outpatient clinic at a rehabilitation hospital in southern Norway. In-depth interviews were performed after the rehabilitation period...
May 26, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546926/iontophoresis-assisted-corneal-crosslinking-using-0-1-riboflavin-for-progressive-keratoconus
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Hong-Zhen Jia, Xu Pang, Zheng-Jun Fan, Na Li, Gang Li, Xiu-Jun Peng
AIM: To report the clinical results of iontophoresis-assisted epithelium-on corneal crosslinking (I-CXL) using 0.1% riboflavin in distilled water for progressive keratoconus. METHODS: In this prospective clinical study, we examined 94 eyes of 75 patients with progressive keratoconus who were treated with I-CXL using 0.1% riboflavin in distilled water. Best correct visual acuity (BCVA), Scheimpflug tomography, corneal topography, anterior segment optical coherence tomography, intraocular pressure, and endothelial cell density were evaluated at baseline and 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24mo after I-CXL...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546703/histological-surprises-in-benign-cytologies-after-lymph-node-biopsy-surgeon-s-knife-improving-patient-care
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Mario Victor Newton, Rakesh S Ramesh, Suraj Manjunath, K ShivaKumar, Hemanth G Nanjappa, Ramu Damuluri, Elvis Peter Joseph, C Prasad
Lymphadenopathy can be due to multitude of causes. Owing to the high prevalence of infectious diseases in India, and malignancy being a life threatening cause for lymphadenopathy; accurate diagnosis is important in preventing delay or misdiagnosis and in improving patient care, thereby increasing longevity with quality. Fine needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is the first line investigation commonly done. Should the doctor be contented with the benign FNAC or is a lymph node biopsy needed in this age? The aims of this study are the following: (1) to study the spectral pattern of lymph node biopsies done in a surgical oncology unit of tertiary care centre, (2) to assess the yield of malignant cases from lymph node biopsy and (3) to compare the reliability of benign FNAC with lymph node biopsy...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544556/electrophysiological-analysis-of-synaptic-transmission-in-drosophila
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Maria Bykhovskaia, Alexander Vasin
Synaptic transmission is dynamic, plastic, and highly regulated. Drosophila is an advantageous model system for genetic and molecular studies of presynaptic and postsynaptic mechanisms and plasticity. Electrical recordings of synaptic responses represent a wide-spread approach to study neuronal signaling and synaptic transmission. We discuss experimental techniques that allow monitoring synaptic transmission in Drosophila neuromuscular and central systems. Recordings of synaptic potentials or currents at the larval neuromuscular junction (NMJ) are most common and provide numerous technical advantages due to robustness of the preparation, large and identifiable muscles, and synaptic boutons which can be readily visualized...
May 24, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544163/the-impact-of-clinical-practice-on-the-outcome-of-central-venous-access-devices-in-children-with-haemophilia
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K Khair, S Ranta, A Thomas, K Lindvall
INTRODUCTION: Central venous access devices facilitate home treatment in boys with haemophilia. These are usually fully implanted lines, referred to as ports. Caregivers are taught to manage the port using sterile techniques and maintaining patency by flushing with saline or heparin solution. National and international guidelines for the home care of ports are lacking. AIM: To evaluate if infection or occlusion rates differ between home care regimens used for ports in children with haemophilia...
May 24, 2017: Haemophilia: the Official Journal of the World Federation of Hemophilia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543052/norepinephrine-reduces-arterial-compliance-less-than-phenylephrine-when-treating-general-anesthesia-induced-arterial-hypotension
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F Vallée, O Passouant, A Le Gall, J Joachim, J Mateo, A Mebazaa, E Gayat
INTRODUCTION: During general anesthesia, arterial hypotension is frequent and may be an important contributor to perioperative morbidity. We assessed the effect of a 5 μg bolus of Norepinephrine (NA) when compared with 50 μg bolus of Phenylephrine (PE) administered to treat hypotension during maintenance anesthesia, on MAP, derived cardiac output and arterial stiffness parameters. METHODS: Patients scheduled for a neurosurgical procedure under general anesthesia were prospectively included...
May 22, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542929/the-immune-response-to-prevotella-bacteria-in-chronic-inflammatory-disease
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REVIEW
Jeppe Madura Larsen
The microbiota plays a central role in human health and disease by shaping immune development, immune responses, metabolism, and protecting from invading pathogens. Technical advances that allow comprehensive characterization of microbial communities by genetic sequencing have sparked the hunt for disease modulating bacteria. Emerging studies in humans have linked increased abundance of Prevotella species at mucosal sites to localized and systemic disease, including periodontitis, bacterial vaginosis, rheumatoid arthritis, metabolic disorders, and low-grade systemic inflammation...
May 19, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542671/folfoxiri-plus-bevacizumab-as-conversion-therapy-for-patients-with-initially-unresectable-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-pooled-analysis
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Gianluca Tomasello, Fausto Petrelli, Michele Ghidini, Alessandro Russo, Rodolfo Passalacqua, Sandro Barni
Importance: The combination of fluorouracil, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan plus bevacizumab (FOLFOXIRI-Bev) is an established and effective first-line chemotherapy regimen for metastatic colorectal cancer. However, resection rates of metastases and overall survival with this schedule have never been systematically evaluated in published studies including, but not limited to, the TRIBE (TRIplet plus BEvacizumab) trial. Objective: To assess the clinical efficacy of FOLFOXIRI-Bev, including outcomes and rates of surgical conversions...
May 25, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541603/comparison-of-first-line-chemotherapy-including-escalated-beacopp-versus-chemotherapy-including-abvd-for-people-with-early-unfavourable-or-advanced-stage-hodgkin-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Nicole Skoetz, Andrea Will, Ina Monsef, Corinne Brillant, Andreas Engert, Bastian von Tresckow
BACKGROUND: There are two different international standards for the treatment of early unfavourable and advanced stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL): chemotherapy with escalated BEACOPP (bleomycin/etoposide/doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide/vincristine/procarbazine/prednisone) regimen and chemotherapy with ABVD (doxorubicin/bleomycin/vinblastine/dacarbazine) regimen. OBJECTIVES: To determine the advantages and disadvantages of chemotherapy including escalated BEACOPP compared to chemotherapy including ABVD in the treatment of early unfavourable or advanced stage HL as first-line treatment...
May 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541542/reducing-stock-outs-of-essential-tuberculosis-medicines-a-system-dynamics-modelling-approach-to-supply-chain-management
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L Bam, Z M McLaren, E Coetzee, K H von Leipzig
The under-performance of supply chains presents a significant hindrance to disease control in developing countries. Stock-outs of essential medicines lead to treatment interruption which can force changes in patient drug regimens, drive drug resistance and increase mortality. This study is one of few to quantitatively evaluate the effectiveness of supply chain policies in reducing shortages and costs. This study develops a systems dynamics simulation model of the downstream supply chain for amikacin, a second-line tuberculosis drug using 10 years of South African data...
May 24, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539631/phylogeography-of-the-tyrrhenian-red-deer-cervus-elaphus-corsicanus-resolved-using-ancient-dna-of-radiocarbon-dated-subfossils
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K Doan, F E Zachos, B Wilkens, J-D Vigne, N Piotrowska, A Stanković, B Jędrzejewska, K Stefaniak, M Niedziałkowska
We present ancient mitochondrial DNA analyses of 31 complete cytochrome b gene sequences from subfossil red deer remains from the Tyrrhenian islands (Corsica and Sardinia) and mainland Italy in a European-wide phylogeographic framework. Tyrrhenian and North African red deer, both going back to human introductions, were previously the only red deer to harbour the mitochondrial B lineage whose origin, however, remained unknown. Our ancient Italian samples from the central part of the peninsula that were radiocarbon-dated to an age of ca...
May 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539366/proteolytic-cleavage-orchestrates-cofactor-insertion-and-protein-assembly-in-nife-hydrogenase-biosynthesis
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Moritz Senger, Sven T Stripp, Basem Soboh
Metalloenzymes catalyze complex and essential processes such as photosynthesis, respiration, and nitrogen fixation. For example, bacteria and archaea use [NiFe]-hydrogenases to catalyze the uptake and release of molecular hydrogen (H2). [NiFe]-hydrogenases are redox enzymes composed of a large subunit that harbors a NiFe(CN)2CO metallo-center and a small subunit with three iron-sulfur clusters. The large subunit is synthesized with a C-terminal extension, cleaved off by a specific endopeptidase during maturation...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538464/decreasing-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-use-with-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-intravenous-lines-a-quality-improvement-project-in-the-acute-care-setting
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Lauren Morata, Carrie Ogilvie, Jackie Yon, Allison Johnson
An ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous (UGPIV) quality improvement project occurred in an 849-bed tertiary care hospital with a goal to reduce the use of central lines, in particular, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). Since implementation, PICCs have decreased by 46.7% overall, and 59 nurses in-hospital are competent in placing UGPIVs. Placement of UGPIVs by the bedside nurse is a key initiative in decreasing PICC use and, potentially, infections.
June 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538370/radiographic-anatomical-relationship-between-spinous-process-and-pedicle-in-thoracolumbar-and-lumbar-spine
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Xingang Cui, Guodong Wang
Pedicle screws are widely used in spinal surgeries, but it remains technically demanding to place. There are numerous studies on the anatomy of pedicle; however, there is very little insight on the relationship between the pedicle and the spinous process, which is an important part of the spinal posterior column.The aim of the study was to investigate the radiographic anatomical relationship between spinous processes and pedicles in the thoracolumbar and lumbar spine, in order to reveal a novel entrance point for pedicle screw insertion...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537967/nortriptyline-enhances-morphine-conditioned-place-preference-in-neuropathic-rats-role-of-the-central-noradrenergic-system
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Wenli Mi, Shuxing Wang, Zerong You, Grewo Lim, Michael F McCabe, Hyangin Kim, Lucy Chen, Jianren Mao
BACKGROUND: Combination drug therapy is commonly used to treat chronic pain conditions such as neuropathic pain, and antidepressant is often used together with opioid analgesics. While rewarding is an intrinsic property of opioid analgesics, it is unknown whether the use of an antidepressant would influence opioid reward, which may contribute to opioid addiction. In this study, we examined whether nortriptyline (a tricyclic antidepressant and a first-line medication for neuropathic pain) would enhance the morphine rewarding property in both naive and chronic constriction sciatic nerve injury (CCI) rats...
May 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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