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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749298/successful-management-of-cecal-perforation-and-focal-peritonitis-in-a-gorilla-gorilla-gorilla-gorilla
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Sarah R Therio, Liza I Dadone, Michael M Garner, Jason Arble, Charles J Lalonde, Thomas J Baesl, Mindy Siegel, John A Marta, Dirk P Pikaart, Matthew S Johnston
An 18-yr-old female Western lowland gorilla ( Gorilla gorilla gorilla) presented with acute-onset severe lethargy, bloody vaginal discharge, decreased appetite, and an abnormal posture. The gorilla was diagnosed with a ruptured cecal blind sac with severe adhesions to the right ovary. A typhlectomy and unilateral ovariectomy were performed. Histologic examination identified a severe transmural circumferential typhlitis with rupture and adhesions to the infundibulum and chronic typhlitis. Postoperative management included antibiotics, analgesics, short-term dietary modifications, and probiotics for suspect oral candidiasis...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749267/comparison-of-isoflurane-and-sevoflurane-for-short-term-anesthesia-in-meerkats-suricata-suricatta-are-there-benefits-that-outweigh-costs
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Taina B Strike, Jon Bielby, Yedra Feltrer, Hatim I K Alibhai, Matthew Rendle, David M Neilson
Meerkats ( Suricata suricatta ) are routinely anesthetized with isoflurane in zoo and field settings. Twenty healthy adult meerkats of mixed age and sex held in the Zoological Society of London's collection were anesthetized with 4% isoflurane by face mask for routine health examinations. The procedure was repeated 5 mo later in the same group of animals utilizing sevoflurane at 5% for induction, and again 3 mo later with sevoflurane at 6.5% for induction to approximate equipotency with isoflurane. The speed and quality of induction and recovery were compared between the two volatile anesthetic agents...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749010/radiofrequency-ablation-of-fast-ventricular-tachycardia-causing-an-icd-storm-in-an-infant-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Yakup Ergul, Isa Ozyilmaz, Meki Bilici, Erkut Ozturk, Sertaç Haydin, Alper Guzeltas
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) storm involves very frequent arrhythmia episodes and ICD shocks, and it is associated with poor short-term and long-term prognosis. Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) can be used as an effective rescue treatment for patients with an ICD storm. To our knowledge, this is the first report of an infant with HCM presenting with an ICD storm and undergoing successful radiofrequency catheter ablation salvage treatment for the fast left posterior fascicular VT. This article is protected by copyright...
July 27, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748957/management-of-cardiovascular-diseases-in-patients-with-obesity
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Carl J Lavie, Ross Arena, Martin A Alpert, Richard V Milani, Hector O Ventura
The management of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in patients with obesity presents numerous challenges. Obesity has a negative effect on almost all of the major CVD risk factors, and adversely influences cardiovascular structure and function. Patients who are overweight or obese have a higher incidence of almost all CVDs compared with patients who are of normal weight. However, those who are overweight or obese seem to have a better short-term and medium-term prognosis after major CVD events and interventional procedures or cardiac surgeries than leaner patients, a phenomenon termed the 'obesity paradox'...
July 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748537/differences-in-brain-morphology-and-working-memory-capacity-across-childhood
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Joe Bathelt, Susan E Gathercole, Amy Johnson, Duncan E Astle
Working memory (WM) skills are closely associated with learning progress in key areas such as reading and mathematics across childhood. As yet, however, little is known about how the brain systems underpinning WM develop over this critical developmental period. The current study investigated whether and how structural brain correlates of components of the working memory system change over development. Verbal and visuospatial short-term and working memory were assessed in 153 children between 5.58 and 15.92 years, and latent components of the working memory system were derived...
July 26, 2017: Developmental Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748469/protocols-and-applications-of-cellular-metabolomics-in-safety-studies-using-precision-cut-tissue-slices-and-carbon-13-nmr
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Gabriel Baverel, Maha El Hage, Guy Martin
Numerous xenobiotics are toxic to human and animal cells by interacting with their metabolism, but the precise metabolic step affected and the biochemical mechanism behind such a toxicity remain often unknown. In an attempt to reduce the ignorance in this field, we have developed a new approach called cellular metabolomics. This approach, developed in vitro, provides a panoramic view not only of the pathways involved in the metabolism of physiological substrates of any normal or pathological human or animal cell but also of the beneficial and adverse effects of xenobiotics on these metabolic pathways...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748311/advantages-of-melodic-over-rhythmic-movement-sonification-in-bimanual-motor-skill-learning
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J F Dyer, P Stapleton, M W M Rodger
An important question for skill acquisition is whether and how augmented feedback can be designed to improve the learning of complex skills. Auditory information triggered by learners' actions, movement sonification, can enhance learning of a complex bimanual coordination skill, specifically polyrhythmic bimanual shape tracing. However, it is not clear whether the coordination of polyrhythmic sequenced movements is enhanced by auditory-specified timing information alone or whether more complex sound mappings, such as melodic sonification, are necessary...
July 26, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748058/electroconvulsive-therapy-hasn-t-negative-effects-on-short-term-memory-function-as-assessed-using-a-bedside-hand-held-device
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Helge H O Müller, Mareen Reike, Simon Grosse-Holz, Mareike Röther, Caroline Lücke, Alexandra Philipsen, Johannes Kornhuber, Teja W Grömer
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is effective in the treatment of treatment-resistant major depression. The fear of cognitive impairment after ECT often deters patients from choosing this treatment option. There is little reliable information regarding the effects of ECT on overall cognitive performance, while short-term memory deficits are well known but not easy to measure within clinical routines. In this pilot study, we examined ECT recipients' pre- and post-treatment performances on a digital ascending number tapping test...
March 22, 2017: Mental Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747932/prescribing-practices-of-quetiapine-for-insomnia-at-a-tertiary-care-inpatient-child-and-adolescent-psychiatry-unit-a-continuous-quality-improvement-project
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Elaine Stephanie Chow, Azadeh Zangeneh-Kazemi, Olabode Akintan, Elizabeth Chow-Tung, Alan Eppel, Khrista Boylan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the prescribing practices of quetiapine for insomnia at a tertiary care child and adolescent psychiatric inpatient unit. METHOD: A retrospective chart review was conducted on all admissions in 2013 involving night-time only prescription of quetiapine. We examined patient demographics, discharge diagnoses, physician's written indications for prescriptions, and maximum doses used. If used for insomnia only, we noted any documentation of past sedative trials, concurrent prescriptions of other sedative agents, whether quetiapine was started in hospital or continued as a part of a community regimen, and whether quetiapine was continued on discharge...
July 2017: Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747907/membrane-phosphoproteomics-of-yeast-early-response-to-acetic-acid-role-of-hrk1-kinase-and-lipid-biosynthetic-pathways-in-particular-sphingolipids
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Joana F Guerreiro, Nuno P Mira, Aline X S Santos, Howard Riezman, Isabel Sá-Correia
Saccharomyces cerevisiae response and tolerance to acetic acid is critical in industrial biotechnology and in acidic food and beverages preservation. The HRK1 gene, encoding a protein kinase of unknown function belonging to the "Npr1-family" of kinases known to be involved in the regulation of plasma membrane transporters, is an important determinant of acetic acid tolerance. This study was performed to identify the alterations occurring in yeast membrane phosphoproteome profile during the adaptive early response to acetic acid stress (following 1 h of exposure to a sub-lethal inhibitory concentration; 50 mM at pH 4...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747579/effect-of-earlier-proteinuria-on-graft-functions-after-one-year-living-donor-renal-transplantation
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Zaiyou Dai, Luxi Ye, Dajin Chen, Xing Zhang, Meifang Wang, Rending Wang, Jianyong Wu, Jianghua Chen
BACKGROUND: Proteinuria is an indicator of subsequent renal function decline in most nephropathies and early proteinuria has been assumed to be a risk factor of poor kidney transplant outcomes. However, there is no information about the effect of earlier-proteinuria at the first week on short-term graft function after living donor renal transplantation. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of 439 living donor kidney transplants to analyze the effect of early proteinuria at 7-day post-transplantation on short-term prognosis of living donor renal transplantation...
July 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747485/developmental-vitamin-d-deficiency-affects-spatial-learning-in-wistar-rats
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Anwar N Al-Harbi, Khalid M Khan, Abdur Rahman
Background: Vitamin D deficiency is a global problem. Recent evidence suggests that vitamin D is involved in brain development and function. Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with poor cognitive function in adults, but the effect of developmental vitamin D deficiency (DVDD) on cognitive function and brain development in children has not been well established.Objective: We explored the effects of DVDD on cognitive functions and brain morphology of rat pups.Methods: Wistar rat pups born to control and vitamin D-deficient dams were divided into 4 groups: control (C), deficient during gestation (dG), deficient during lactation (dL), and deficient during gestation and lactation (dGL)...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747447/long-term-aids-related-pcnsl-outcomes-with-hd-mtx-and-combined-antiretroviral-therapy
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Antoine Moulignier, Cédric Lamirel, Hervé Picard, Marie-Gisèle Lebrette, Corinne Amiel, Mohammed Hamidi, Marc Polivka, Jacqueline Mikol, Isabelle Cochereau, Gilles Pialoux
OBJECTIVE: To assess the characteristics and outcomes of patients with AIDS-related primary CNS lymphoma (AR-PCNSL) in the combined antiretroviral therapy (cART) era systematically treated with high-dose methotrexate (HD-MTX). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed (intention-to-treat analysis) 51 consecutive patients with AR-PCNSL (median age 39 years) who were diagnosed from 1996 to 2014 and treated with a median of 6 (range 1-15) infusions of HD-MTX (3 g/m(2)) combined with cART...
July 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747444/recurrence-risk-of-ictal-asystole-in-epilepsy
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Kevin G Hampel, Roland D Thijs, Christian E Elger, Rainer Surges
OBJECTIVE: To determine the recurrence risk of ictal asystole (IA) and its determining factors in people with epilepsy. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of published cases with IA in 3 databases and additionally searched our local database for patients with multiple seizures simultaneously recorded with ECG and EEG and at least one IA. IA recurrence risk was estimated by including all seizures without knowledge of the chronological order. Various clinical features were assessed by an individual patient data meta-analysis...
July 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747348/lactation-based-maternal-educational-immunity-crosses-mhc-class-i-barriers-and-can-impart-th1-immunity-to-th2-biased-recipients
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Mrinal K Ghosh, H Konrad Muller, Ameae M Walker
We have previously demonstrated lactational transfer of T cell-based immunity from dam to foster pup. In the short term, a significant part of transferred immunity is passive cellular immunity. However, as time progresses, this is replaced by what we have described as maternal educational immunity such that by young adulthood, all immune cells responding to a foster dam immunogen are the product of the foster pup's thymus. To reduce confounding factors, this original demonstration used congenic/syngeneic dam and foster pup pairs...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747329/bioavailability-of-orange-juice-poly-phenols-the-impact-of-short-term-cessation-of-training-by-male-endurance-athletes
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Gema Pereira-Caro, Thelma Polyviou, Iziar A Ludwig, Ana-Maria Nastase, José Manuel Moreno-Rojas, Ada L Garcia, Dalia Malkova, Alan Crozier
Background: Physical exercise has been reported to increase the bioavailability of citrus flavanones.Objective: We investigated the bioavailability of orange juice (OJ) (poly)phenols in endurance-trained males before and after cessation of training for 7 d.Design: Ten fit, endurance-trained males, with a mean ± SD maximal oxygen consumption of 58.2 ± 5.3 mL · kg(-1) · min(-1), followed a low (poly)phenol diet for 2 d before drinking 500 mL of OJ containing 398 μmol of (poly)phenols, of which 330 μmol was flavanones...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747220/a-novel-hand-assisted-laparoscopic-versus-conventional-laparoscopic-right-hemicolectomy-for-right-colon-cancer-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xuyang Yang, Qingbin Wu, Chengwu Jin, Wanbin He, Meng Wang, Tinghan Yang, Mingtian Wei, Xiangbing Deng, Wenjian Meng, Ziqiang Wang
BACKGROUND: Although conventional laparoscopic and hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery for colorectal cancer is widely used today, there remain many technical challenges especially for right colon cancer in obese patients. Herein, we develop a novel hand-assisted laparoscopic surgery (HALS) with complete mesocolic excision (CME), D3 lymphadenectomy, and a total "no-touch" isolation technique (HALS-CME) in right hemicolectomy to overcome these issues. According to previous clinic practice, this novel procedure is not only feasible and safe but has several technical merits...
July 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747208/ga101-obinutuzumab-monoclonal-antibody-as-consolidation-therapy-in-cll-galactic-trial-study-protocol-for-a-phase-ii-iii-randomised-controlled-trial
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Jamie B Oughton, Laura Collett, Dena R Howard, Anna Hockaday, Talha Munir, Kathryn McMahon, Lucy McParland, Claire Dimbleby, David Phillips, Andy C Rawstron, Peter Hillmen
BACKGROUND: Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is the most common adult leukaemia. Achieving minimal residual disease (MRD) negativity in CLL is an independent predictor of survival even with a variety of different treatment approaches and regardless of the line of therapy. METHODS/DESIGN: GA101 (obinutuzumab) monocLonal Antibody as Consolidation Therapy In CLL (GALACTIC) is a seamless phase II/III, multi-centre, randomised, controlled, open, parallel-group trial for patients with CLL who have recently responded to chemotherapy...
July 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747167/combined-interventions-to-reduce-hiv-incidence-in-kwazulu-natal-a-modelling-study
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Stéphanie Blaizot, Helena Huerga, Benjamin Riche, Tom Ellman, Amir Shroufi, Jean-François Etard, René Ecochard
BACKGROUND: Combined prevention interventions, including early antiretroviral therapy initiation, may substantially reduce HIV incidence in hyperendemic settings. Our aim was to assess the potential short-term impact of combined interventions on HIV spreading in the adult population of Mbongolwane and Eshowe (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) using sex- and age-specific scenarios, and age-targeted interventions. METHODS: A mathematical model was used with data on adults (15-59 years) from the Mbongolwane and Eshowe HIV Impact in Population Survey to compare the effects of various interventions on the HIV incidence rate...
July 26, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746993/aging-impacts-of-low-molecular-weight-organic-acids-lmwoas-on-furfural-production-residue-derived-biochars-porosity-functional-properties-and-inorganic-minerals
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Guocheng Liu, Lei Chen, Zhixiang Jiang, Hao Zheng, Yanhui Dai, Xianxiang Luo, Zhenyu Wang
The aging of biochar by low molecular weight organic acids (LMWOAs), which are typical root-derived exudates, is not well understood. Three LMWOAs (ethanoic, malic, and citric acids) were employed to investigate their aging impacts on the biochars from furfural production residues at 300-600°C (BC300-600). The LMWOAs created abundant macropores in BC300, whereas they significantly increased the mesoporosity and surface area of BC600 by 13.5-27.0% and 44.6-61.5%, respectively. After LMWOA aging, the content of C and H of the biochars increased from 51...
July 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
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