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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226901/investigations-on-different-epoxies-for-electrical-insulation-of-microflex-structures
#1
P Cvancara, S Lauser, L Rudmann, T Stieglitz, P Cvancara, S Lauser, L Rudmann, T Stieglitz, P Cvancara, S Lauser, T Stieglitz, L Rudmann
The microflex interconnection (MFI) technique is often used to connect electrically and mechanically thin film ribbons or electrodes with a solid substrate like screen printed ceramics. For stabilization reasons epoxy is used to fix the MFI structure. As epoxy tends to form cracks when surrounded by water or electrolytes we are eager to find an epoxy which provides sufficient insulation between the single channels of the MFI structure also in a moist surrounding. Therefore we designed a device to investigate the insulating properties of different epoxies (Uhu Plus Endfest 300, Epo-Tek 353ND and 353ND-T) immersed in saline solution...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226895/epoxy-casting-used-as-nonhermetic-encapsulation-technique-for-implantable-electronic-devices
#2
Fabian Boeser, Benjamin G Lang, Thomas Stieglitz, Dennis T T Plachta, Fabian Boeser, Benjamin G Lang, Thomas Stieglitz, Dennis T T Plachta, Benjamin G Lang, Fabian Boeser, Thomas Stieglitz, Dennis T T Plachta
Implantable medical applications experienced a rapid growth since starting in the late 1950s with the first pacemakers. However, there are only two main packaging strategies available to protect the implanted electronics from the body environment. While hermetic packaging oftentimes seems to be more feasible, nonhermetic encapsulation can be an alternative under certain conditions. Previous studies using commercially available USB flash drives (UFD) pointed out the feasibility of using epoxy resins as encapsulant material...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214351/evidence-based-and-precision-medicine-two-of-a-kind
#3
W J Fokkens
In the last two decades, an enormous expansion of evidence has been produced in upper airway research. When writing the first EPOS document in 2005 only 5 RCT per year were performed in the area of CRS, in 2007 this changed to 25 per year and it became even higher in the recent years. Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) are the "gold standard" for evaluating treatment outcomes providing information on treatments "efficacy". To make life easier for clinicians, systematic reviews and meta-analysis further condense the available evidence...
February 18, 2017: Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212192/genetic-control-of-erythropoiesis
#4
Laxminath Tumburu, Swee Lay Thein
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The discovery of several genetic variants associated with erythroid traits and subsequent elucidation of their functional mechanisms are exemplars of the power of the new genetic and genomic technology. The present review highlights findings from recent genetic studies related to the control of erythropoiesis and dyserythropoiesis, and fetal hemoglobin, an erythroid-related trait. RECENT FINDINGS: Identification of the genetic modulators of erythropoiesis involved two approaches: genome-wide association studies (GWASs) using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) arrays that revealed the common genetic variants associated with erythroid phenotypes (hemoglobin, red cell count, MCV, MCH) and fetal hemoglobin; and massive parallel sequencing such as whole genome sequencing (WGS) and whole exome sequencing (WES) that led to the discovery of the rarer variants (GFI1B, SBDS, RPS19, PKLR, EPO, EPOR, KLF1, GATA1)...
February 15, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205143/development-of-a-gastric-absorptive-immediate-responsive-oral-protein-loaded-versatile-polymeric-delivery-system
#5
Pierre P D Kondiah, Yahya E Choonara, Lomas K Tomar, Charu Tyagi, Pradeep Kumar, Lisa C du Toit, Thashree Marimuthu, Girish Modi, Viness Pillay
A multifunctional platform to deliver three diverse proteins of insulin, interferon beta (INF-β) and erythropoietin (EPO), using a novel copolymeric microparticulate system of TMC-PEGDMA-MAA, was synthesised as an intelligent pH-responsive 2-fold gastric and intestinal absorptive system. Physiochemical and physicomechanical studies proved the degree of crystallinity that supported the controlled protein delivery of the microparticulate system. The copolymer was tableted before undertaking in vitro and in vivo analysis...
February 15, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195189/protective-effect-of-maternal-uteroplacental-insufficiency-on-oxygen-induced-retinopathy-in-offspring-removing-bias-of-premature-birth
#6
Silke Becker, Haibo Wang, Baifeng Yu, Randy Brown, Xiaokun Han, Robert H Lane, M Elizabeth Hartnett
To address the hypothesis that maternal uteroplacental insufficiency (UPI) increases severity of retinopathy of prematurity, we developed a composite rat model of UPI and oxygen-fluctuations and removed premature birth as a confounding factor. Timed-pregnant Sprague-Dawley dams underwent bilateral uterine artery ligation or anesthesia (control) at e19.5. Full-term pups developed in room air (RA) or an oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR) model. Isolectin-stained retinal flat-mounts were analyzed for percent of areas of avascular/total retina (AVA) and of intravitreal neovascular/total retina (IVNV)...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193636/evaluation-of-jak3-biology-in-autoimmune-disease-using-a-highly-selective-irreversible-jak3-inhibitor
#7
Fiona Elwood, David Witter, Jennifer Piesvaux, Brian Kraybill, Nathan Bays, Carla Alpert, Peter Goldenblatt, Yujie Qu, Irena Ivanovska, Hyun-Hee Lee, Chi-Sung Chiu, Hao Tang, Mark E Scott, Sujal Deshmukh, Mark Zielstorff, Alan Byford, Kalyan Chakravarty, Lauren Dorosh, Alexy Rivkin, Joel Klappenbach, Bo-Sheng Pan, Ilona Kariv, Christopher Dinsmore, Deborah Slipetz, Peter Dandliker
Reversible Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors such as Tofacitinib(Changelian, et al., 2003;Flanagan, et al., 2010) and Decernotinib(Farmer, et al., 2015;Mahajan, et al., 2015) block cytokine signaling and are efficacious in treating autoimmune diseases (Kremer, et al., 2009;Fleischmann, et al., 2015;Fleischmann, et al., 2015;Krueger, et al., 2016;Sandborn, et al., 2012). However therapeutic doses are limited due to inhibition of other JAK/STAT pathways associated with hematopoiesis, lipid biogenesis, infection and immune responses(Kahn C, 2012)...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193039/molecularly-imprinted-polymer-based-plasmonic-immunosandwich-assay-for-fast-and-ultrasensitive-determination-of-trace-glycoproteins-in-complex-samples
#8
Xueying Tu, Pir Muhammad, Jia Liu, Yanyan Ma, Shuangshou Wang, Danyang Yin, Zhen Liu
Glycoproteins play significant roles in many biological processes. Assays of glycoproteins have significant biological importance and clinical values, for which immunoassay has been the workhorse tool. However, immunoassay suffers from some disadvantages, such as poor availability of high-specificity antibodies and limited stability of biological reagents. Herein, we present an antibody-free and enzyme-free approach, called molecularly imprinted polymer (MIP)-based plasmonic immunosandwich assay (PISA), for fast and ultrasensitive detection of trace glycoproteins in complex samples...
December 20, 2016: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192509/drug-versus-placebo-randomized-controlled-trials-in-neonates-a-review-of-clinicaltrials-gov-registry
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Emilie Desselas, Claudia Pansieri, Stephanie Leroux, Maurizio Bonati, Evelyne Jacqz-Aigrain
BACKGROUND: Despite specific initiatives and identified needs, most neonatal drugs are still used off-label, with variable dosage administrations and schedules. In high risk preterm and term neonates, drug evaluation is challenging and randomized controlled trials (RCT) are difficult to conduct and even more is the use of a placebo, required in the absence of a reference validated drug to be used as comparator. METHODS: We analyzed the complete ClinicalTrials.gov registry 1) to describe neonatal RCT involving a placebo, 2) to report on the medical context and ethical aspects of placebo use...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191453/anti-tnf-mediated-modulation-of-prohepcidin-improves-iron-availability-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-an-il-6-mediated-fashion
#10
Flaminia Cavallaro, Lorena Duca, Laura Francesca Pisani, Roberta Rigolini, Luisa Spina, Gian Eugenio Tontini, Nadia Munizio, Elena Costa, Maria Domenica Cappellini, Maurizio Vecchi, Luca Pastorelli
Background. Anaemia is common in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), frequently resulting from a combination of iron deficiency and of anaemia of chronic disease (ACD). ACD is characterized by macrophage iron retention induced by proinflammatory cytokines. Hepcidin is the master inducer of iron accumulation during ACD, and its production is mainly regulated by IL-6 and the novel erythroid hormone erythroferrone (ERFE). This study evaluates whether anti-TNF monoclonal antibodies therapy modurates hepcidin production and the levels of its main regulators, leading to a restoration of iron homeostasis...
2017: Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182038/study-of-anemia-in-nondialysis-dependent-chronic-kidney-disease-with-special-reference-to-serum-hepcidin
#11
H Goyal, S Mohanty, M Sharma, A Rani
We studied the role of serum hepcidin in anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a hospital-based cross-sectional study. Serum hepcidin, ferritin, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) levels were evaluated in patients of CKD. Hepcidin levels were increased in patients as compared to healthy adults. Hepcidin levels increased as CKD progressed through stage 3-5 (P trend = 0.015) but did not correlate with estimated glomerular filtration rate. Hepcidin correlated positively with ferritin (P < 0...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177596/evaluating-metrics-of-responsiveness-using-patient-reported-outcome-measures-in-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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Alcina K Lidder, Kara Y Detwiller, Caroline P E Price, Robert C Kern, David B Conley, Stephanie Shintani-Smith, Kevin C Welch, Rakesh K Chandra, Anju T Peters, Leslie C Grammer, Li-Xing Man, Robert P Schleimer, Bruce K Tan
BACKGROUND: Responsiveness, or sensitivity to clinical change, is important when selecting patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for research and clinical applications. This study compares responsiveness of PROMs used in chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) to inform the future development of a highly responsive instrument that accurately portrays CRS patients' symptom experiences. METHODS: Adult CRS patients initiating medical therapy (MT; n = 143) or undergoing endoscopic sinus surgery after failing MT (ESS; n = 123) completed the 22-item Sino-Nasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22), European Position Statement on Rhinosinusitis (EPOS) visual analog scale (VAS), and 29-item Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS-29) at baseline and 3 months after treatment...
February 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168703/erythropoietin-accelerates-functional-recovery-after-moderate-sciatic-nerve-crush-injury
#13
Michael B Geary, Haiyan Li, Alissa Zingman, John Ketz, Michael Zuscik, Karen L De Mesy Bentley, Mark Noble, John C Elfar
INTRODUCTION: Erythropoietin (EPO) has been identified as a neuroregenerative agent. We hypothesize that it may accelerate recovery after crush injury and may vary with crush severity. METHODS: Mice were randomized to mild, moderate, or severe crush of the sciatic nerve and were treated with EPO or vehicle control after injury. The sciatic function index (SFI) was monitored over the first week. Microstructural changes were analyzed by immunofluorescence for neurofilament (NF) and myelin (P0 ), and electron microscopy was used to assess ultrastructural changes...
November 7, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168414/the-anti-aging-effect-of-erythropoietin-via-the-erk-nrf2-are-pathway-in-aging-rats
#14
Haiqin Wu, Jiaxin Zhao, Mengyi Chen, Huqing Wang, Qingling Yao, Jiaxin Fan, Meng Zhang
Erythropoietin (EPO) has a neuroprotective effect and can resist aging, which most likely occur through EPO increasing the activity of antioxidant enzymes and scavenging free radicals. In this study, we verified the anti-aging function of EPO and discussed the mechanism occurring through the extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK)/NF-E2-related factor 2 (Nrf2)-ARE pathway. A rat model of aging was induced by the continuous subcutaneous injection of 5 % D-galactose for 6 weeks. At the beginning of the sixth week, physiological saline or EPO was administered twice per day through a lateral ventricle system for a total of 7 days...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Molecular Neuroscience: MN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168382/molecular-design-expression-and-evaluation-of-pasylated-human-recombinant-erythropoietin-with-enhanced-functional-properties
#15
Mohammad Hossein Hedayati, Dariush Norouzian, Mahdi Aminian, Shahram Teimourian, Reza Ahangari Cohan, Soroush Sardari, M Reza Khorramizadeh
Erythropoietin (EPO) is the principal hormone which, has somewhat short half-life involved in the differentiation and regulation of circulating red blood cells. The present study was carried out to evaluate the capability of a polyethylene glycol mimetic technology as a biological alternative to improve pharmaceutical properties of human recombinant EPO. In silico models of EPO fused to 200 amino acids of proline, alanine, and serine (PAS) were initially generated and assessed by molecular dynamic (MD) simulation...
February 6, 2017: Protein Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167131/erythropoietin-induced-cytoprotection-in-intestinal-epithelial-cells-is-linked-to-system-xc
#16
Colin Martin, Mikita Patel, Miguel Melendez-Ferro, Brian Sims
Necrotizing enterocolitis is a common but serious complication among premature babies. Currently, there are limited treatment options. These include intensive supportive care and surgical intervention. In this study, we hypothesize that erythropoietin (Epo) could be protective against cell necrosis by increasing the levels of glutathione. This can be regulated by increasing the activity of system xC(-). This was demonstrated using intestinal epithelial cells (IEC-6) as a model system. S4-CPG and sulfasalazine pharmacologically inhibit xCT, which induced cell death...
February 6, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165769/applications-of-deuterium-oxide-in-human-health
#17
Wendell Costa Bila, Reysla Maria da Silveira Mariano, Valmin Ramos Silva, Maria Emília Soares Martins Dos Santos, Joel Alves Lamounier, Eduardo Ferriolli, Alexsandro Sobreira Galdino
The main aim goal of this review was to gather information about recent publications related to deuterium oxide (D2O), and its use as a scientific tool related to human health. Searches were made in electronic databases Pubmed, Scielo, Lilacs, Medline and Cochrane. Moreover, the following patent databases were consulted: EPO (Espacenet patent search), USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office) and Google Patents, which cover researches worldwide related to innovations using D2O.
February 6, 2017: Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155601/comparison-of-the-acute-hematopoietic-capacities-of-erythropoietin-and-u-74389g-concerning-hematocrit-levels
#18
Constantinos Tsompos, Constantinos Panoulis, Konstantinos Toutouzas, Aggeliki Triantafyllou, George Zografos, Apostolos Papalois
AIM: This study compared the hematopoietic capacities of erythropoietin (Epo) and antioxidant drug U-74389G, based on 2 preliminary studies. The provided results on hematocrit levels augmentation were co-evaluated in a hypoxia reoxygenation protocol of an animal model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hematocrit levels were evaluated at the 60th reoxygenation min (for groups A, C and E) and at the 120th reoxygenation min (for groups B, D and F) in 60 rats. Groups A and B received no drugs, rats from groups C and D were administered with Epo; whereas rats from groups E and F were administered with U-74389G...
January 31, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151802/erythropoietin-to-reduce-mortality-in-traumatic-brain-injury-a-post-hoc-dose-effect-analysis
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Dashiell C Gantner, Michael Bailey, Jeffrey Presneill, Craig J French, Alistair Nichol, Lorraine Little, Rinaldo Bellomo
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to assess whether the dosing regimen of erythropoietin shows a relationship to mortality in critically ill patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). BACKGROUND: Erythropoietin may decrease mortality in patients with TBI; however, the optimal dosing regimen remains uncertain. METHODS: We conducted a post-hoc analysis of a multicenter, randomized trial of weekly erythropoietin versus placebo in patients with moderate and severe TBI admitted to intensive care...
February 1, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150286/endogenic-erythropoietin-secretion-in-patients-undergoing-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
#20
Anna Drohomirecka, Mariusz Kuśmierczyk, Szymon Kocańda, Krzysztof Kuśmierski, Piotr Kołsut, Krzysztof Kotliński, Aleksandra Brutkiewicz, Grzegorz Religa, Jacek Różański, Tomasz Zieliński
BACKGROUND: Erythropoietin (EPO) deficiency or inadequate EPO secretion in response to bleeding may result in profound or prolonged anaemia after cardiac surgery. The aim of the study was to evaluate the changes in EPO secretion in patients undergoing off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB). METHODS: Blood samples from 43 patients (mean age 65.1±7.6 years) were obtained before surgery and on the 1st, 2nd, and 6th day post isolated OPCAB. EPO levels ³4...
February 2, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
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