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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429192/photoinactivation-effect-of-eosin-methylene-blue-and-chlorophyllin-sodium-copper-against-staphylococcus-aureus-and-escherichia-coli
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Cynthia S A Caires, Cassia R B Leal, Carlos A N Ramos, Danielle Bogo, Alessandra R Lima, Eduardo J Arruda, Samuel L Oliveira, Anderson R L Caires, Valter A Nascimento
The use of eosin methylene blue according to Giemsa as photosensitizer is presented for the first time in this paper. The present study evaluated the potential application of chlorophyllin sodium copper salt (CuChlNa) and eosin methylene blue according to Giemsa (EMB) as antimicrobial photosensitizers (aPS) for photodynamic inactivation (PDI) of Staphylococcus aureus (gram-positive) and Escherichia coli (gram-negative) bacteria. The experiments were performed using S. aureus stain ATCC 25923 and E. coli ATCC 25922 in which five aPS concentrations (0...
April 20, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428803/distribution-of-mast-cells-and-locations-depths-and-sizes-of-the-putative-acupoints-cv-8-and-ki-16
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Sharon Jiyoon Jung, Haim Song, Yu Yeon Kim, Jungdae Kim, Sungchul Kim, Yoon-Kyu Song, Kwang-Sup Soh
The anatomical locations and sizes of acupuncture points (APs) are identified in traditional Chinese medicine by using the cun measurement method. More precise knowledge of those locations and sizes to submillimeter precision, along with their cytological characterizations, would provide significant contributions both to scientific investigations and to precise control of the practice of acupuncture. Over recent decades, researchers have come to realize that APs in the skin of rats and humans have more mast cells (MCs) than neighboring nonacupoints...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428030/complement-inhibition-with-eculizumab-for-thrombotic-microangiopathy-rescues-a-living-donor-kidney-transplant-in-a-patient-with-antiphospholipid-antibody-syndrome
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Praveen Ramakrishnan Geethakumari, Patrick Mille, Rakesh Gulati, Srikanth Nagalla
Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS) is an enigmatic heterogeneous disorder despite several revelations in its pathobiology. Renal transplantation in patients with APS has been notoriously difficult due to the high risk of development of thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA), which is often refractory to conventional treatment modalities such as aggressive anticoagulation and plasmapheresis. We describe a case of a 58-year-old male with secondary APS undergoing living unrelated renal transplantation for end-stage renal disease from lupus nephritis...
March 10, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424481/the-first-genome-wide-association-study-identifying-new-susceptibility-loci-for-obstetric-antiphospholipid-syndrome
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Mayumi Sugiura-Ogasawara, Yosuke Omae, Minae Kawashima, Licht Toyo-Oka, Seik-Soon Khor, Hiromi Sawai, Tetsuya Horita, Tatsuya Atsumi, Atsuko Murashima, Daisuke Fujita, Tomio Fujita, Shinji Morimoto, Eriko Morishita, Shinji Katsuragi, Tamao Kitaori, Kinue Katano, Yasuhiko Ozaki, Katsushi Tokunaga
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is the most important treatable cause of recurrent pregnancy loss. The live birth rate is limited to only 70-80% in patients with APS undergoing established anticoagulant therapy. Lupus anticoagulant (LA), but not anticardiolipin antibody (aCL), was found to predict adverse pregnancy outcome. Recent genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of APS focusing on aCL have shown that several molecules may be involved. This is the first GWAS for obstetric APS focusing on LA. A GWAS was performed to compare 115 Japanese patients with obstetric APS, diagnosed according to criteria of the International Congress on APS, and 419 healthy individuals...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424142/advance-care-planning-culture-and-religion-an-environmental-scan-of-australian-based-online-resources
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Amanda Pereira-Salgado, Patrick Mader, Leanne M Boyd
Objectives Culture and religion are important in advance care planning (ACP), yet it is not well understood how this is represented in ACP online resources. The aim of the present study was to identify the availability of Australian-based ACP websites and online informational booklets containing cultural and religious information.Methods An environmental scanning framework was used with a Google search conducted from 30 June 2015 to 5 July 2015. Eligible Australian-based ACP websites and online informational booklets were reviewed by two analysts (APS & PM) for information pertaining to at least one culture or religion...
April 20, 2017: Australian Health Review: a Publication of the Australian Hospital Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421990/elevated-levels-of-soluble-cd40-ligand-are-associated-with-antiphospholipid-antibodies-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Ki-Jo Kim, In-Woon Baek, Chong-Hyeon Yoon, Wan-Uk Kim, Chul-Soo Cho
OBJECTIVES: The CD40L/CD40 pathway is involved in the pathophysiology of atherothrombotic disease, and elevated levels of soluble CD40L (sCD40L) were reported in SLE patients. However, the clinical implication of sCD40L in SLE remains elusive. METHODS: We measured levels of plasma sCD40L in 241 SLE patients and 37 healthy controls and investigated its association with clinical manifestation and laboratory parameters. RESULTS: Levels of plasma sCD40L in SLE patients were significantly elevated compared with healthy controls (p=0...
April 18, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420079/how-hyperarousal-and-sleep-reactivity-are-represented-in-different-adult-age-groups-results-from-a-large-cohort-study-on-insomnia
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Ellemarije Altena, Ivy Y Chen, Yannick Daviaux, Hans Ivers, Pierre Philip, Charles M Morin
Hyperarousal is a 24-h state of elevated cognitive and physiological activation, and is a core feature of insomnia. The extent to which sleep quality is affected by stressful events-so-called sleep reactivity-is a vulnerability factor for developing insomnia. Given the increasing prevalence of insomnia with age, we aimed to investigate how hyperarousal and sleep reactivity were related to insomnia severity in different adult age groups. Data were derived from a large cohort study investigating the natural history of insomnia in a population-based sample (n = 1693)...
April 14, 2017: Brain Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417595/influence-of-demographic-characteristics-on-attenuated-positive-psychotic-symptoms-in-a-young-help-seeking-at-risk-population
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Anastasia Theodoridou, Michael P Hengartner, Karsten Heekeren, Diane Dvorsky, Frauke Schultze-Lutter, Miriam Gerstenberg, Susanne Walitza, Wulf Rössler
AIM: Presentation of attenuated positive psychotic symptoms (APS) was reported to be modestly influenced by age, sex and education in a psychosis-risk sample. We re-examined the influence of demographic variables on APS in an independent psychosis-risk sample. METHOD: In a clinical high-risk-sample (N = 188; 13-35 years; 60.1% men), bivariate correlations were examined with Spearman correlations. All other associations were computed with generalized linear models...
April 18, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416807/a-simplified-protocol-for-differentiation-of-electrophysiologically-mature-neuronal-networks-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells
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N Gunhanlar, G Shpak, M van der Kroeg, L A Gouty-Colomer, S T Munshi, B Lendemeijer, M Ghazvini, C Dupont, W J G Hoogendijk, J Gribnau, F M S de Vrij, S A Kushner
Progress in elucidating the molecular and cellular pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric disorders has been hindered by the limited availability of living human brain tissue. The emergence of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) has offered a unique alternative strategy using patient-derived functional neuronal networks. However, methods for reliably generating iPSC-derived neurons with mature electrophysiological characteristics have been difficult to develop. Here, we report a simplified differentiation protocol that yields electrophysiologically mature iPSC-derived cortical lineage neuronal networks without the need for astrocyte co-culture or specialized media...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416693/insect-haptoelectrical-stimulation-of-venus-flytrap-triggers-exocytosis-in-gland-cells
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Sönke Scherzer, Lana Shabala, Benjamin Hedrich, Jörg Fromm, Hubert Bauer, Eberhard Munz, Peter Jakob, Khaled A S Al-Rascheid, Ines Kreuzer, Dirk Becker, Monika Eiblmeier, Heinz Rennenberg, Sergey Shabala, Malcolm Bennett, Erwin Neher, Rainer Hedrich
The Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula captures insects and consumes their flesh. Prey contacting touch-sensitive hairs trigger traveling electrical waves. These action potentials (APs) cause rapid closure of the trap and activate secretory functions of glands, which cover its inner surface. Such prey-induced haptoelectric stimulation activates the touch hormone jasmonate (JA) signaling pathway, which initiates secretion of an acidic hydrolase mixture to decompose the victim and acquire the animal nutrients. Although postulated since Darwin's pioneering studies, these secretory events have not been recorded so far...
April 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415504/in-vitro-evaluation-of-hydroxyapatite-coatings-with-002-crystallographic-texture-deposited-by-micro-plasma-spraying
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Yiming Wang, Xiaomei Liu, Tingting Fan, Zhen Tan, Zheng Zhou, Dingyong He
Hydroxyapatite (HA) coatings are usually deposited on the metallic implant to increase the biocompatibility and protect the bloodstream from harmful metal ions. Atmospheric plasma spray (APS) is known as a cost effective deposition method. However, the low crystallinity of APS deposited coating accelerates its dissolution in body fluid. We used micro-plasma spray (MPS) to develop chemically stable HA coatings, and performed APS as reference. Results showed that MPS deposited coatings exhibited (002) crystallographic texture while the reference sample did not...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413271/assist-patient-satisfaction-survey-in-postoperative-pain-management-from-indian-subcontinent
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Balavenkata Subramanian, Naman Shastri, Lutful Aziz, Ramachandran Gopinath, Anil Karlekar, Yatin Mehta, Anand Sharma, Jitendra Suhas Bapat, Pradeep Jain, Aveek Jayant, Tanvir Samra, Ajantha Perera, Anil Agarwal, Vijay Shetty, Sushma Bhatnagar, Sunil T Pandya, Paramanand Jain
INTRODUCTION: To compare pain scores at rest and ambulation and to assess patient satisfaction between the different modalities of pain management at different time points after surgery. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The ASSIST (Patient Satisfaction Survey: Pain Management) was an investigator-initiated, prospective, multicenter survey conducted among 1046 postoperative patients from India. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Pain scores, patient's and caregiver's satisfaction toward postoperative pain treatment, and overall pain management at the hospital were captured at three different time points through a specially designed questionnaire...
January 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407544/clinical-variables-associated-with-poor-outcome-from-sepsis-associated-acute-kidney-injury-and-the-relationship-with-timing-of-initiation-of-renal-replacement-therapy
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Xosé Pérez-Fernández, Joan Sabater-Riera, F E Sileanu, José Vázquez-Reverón, Josep Ballús-Noguera, Paola Cárdenas-Campos, Antoni Betbesé-Roig, John A Kellum
PURPOSE: Identify clinical variables associated with mortality in patients with sepsis-associated acute kidney injury (SA-AKI) receiving continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) and examine timing of initiation of CRRT in reference to those variables identified. METHODS: Retrospective study conducted at two tertiary care hospitals including 939 septic shock patients with SA-AKI who received CRRT in the intensive care unit (ICU). Cox regression models were used to identify variables associated with 90-day mortality...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405215/the-american-psychosomatic-society-integrating-mind-brain-body-and-social-context-in-medicine-since-1942
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REVIEW
Christoph Herrmann-Lingen
BACKGROUND: The American Psychosomatic Society is one of the oldest and probably the most influential scientific society in psychosomatic/biopsychosocial research worldwide. The current article delineates the historical development and current strategic orientation of the society. METHOD: Review of published literature, archived materials and current documents of the society. RESULTS: The American Psychosomatic Society (APS) was founded in 1942, originally named the "American Society for Research in Psychosomatic Problems "...
2017: BioPsychoSocial Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405034/a-multicentre-survey-of-the-current-acute-post-operative-pain-management-practices-in-tertiary-care-teaching-hospitals-in-maharashtra
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Samina Khaliloddin Khatib, Syed Shamim Razvi, Sadhana Sudhir Kulkarni, Swapnil Parab
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Undertreated pain can have negative consequences on patients' health as well as the health-care system. The present study was aimed at identifying the current trends in post-operative pain management and availability of acute pain services (APS). In addition, it is also an attempt to assess the availability of analgesia for non-surgical cases, and the attitudes, beliefs, and perceptions of clinicians regarding acute pain management in the tertiary hospitals in the state of Maharashtra (India)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404749/diffusion-of-lipids-and-gpi-anchored-proteins-in-actin-free-plasma-membrane-vesicles-measured-by-sted-fcs
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Falk Schneider, Dominic Waithe, Mathias P Clausen, Silvia Galiani, Thomas Koller, Gunes Ozhan, Christian Eggeling, Erdinc Sezgin
Diffusion and interaction dynamics of molecules at the plasma membrane play an important role in cellular signalling, and they are suggested to be strongly associated with the actin cytoskeleton. Here, we utilise super-resolution STED microscopy combined with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (STED-FCS) to access and compare the diffusion characteristics of fluorescent lipid analogues and GPI-anchored proteins (GPI-APs) in the live cell plasma membrane and in actin cytoskeleton-free cell-derived giant plasma membrane vesicles (GPMVs)...
April 12, 2017: Molecular Biology of the Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402691/arabidopsis-aspartic-proteases-a36-and-a39-play-roles-in-plant-reproduction
#17
Hui Gao, Rui Li, Yi Guo
Aspartic proteases (Aps, EC3.4.23) are one of the four major mechanistic classes of proteolytic enzymes with the conserved motifs Asp-Thr/Ser-Gly (DT/SG) at the active site and are activated at acidic pH. In Arabidopsis, 69 genes were identified as coding putative aspartic proteinases. However, little is known about most of these enzymes. Recently, we characterized two novel Arabidopsis Aps genes, A36 and A39, which encode two putative GPI-anchored pollen-high-expressed Aps. a36 a39 mutants display significant abortion...
April 12, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402309/cadmium-ion-adsorption-by-amine-modified-activated-carbon
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Acong Chen, Xin Xin, Jie Xu, Yu Bian, Zhaoyong Bian
Cadmium (Cd) is one of the most toxic metals found in water and sediments. In the effort to develop an effective adsorbent for aqueous Cd removal, activated carbon (AC) was modified with an amino-terminated organosilicon (3-aminopropyltrimethoxysilane, APS). Response surface methodology was used to optimize selected operational parameters of adsorption of aqueous Cd by considering a central composite design with three input variables, temperature of the mixture solution, the contact time and feed ratio (APS/AC), on the surface modification...
April 2017: Water Science and Technology: a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401195/live-birth-pregnancy-outcome-after-first-in-vitro-fertilization-treatment-in-a-patient-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-and-isolated-high-positive-iga-anti-%C3%AE-2glycoprotein-i-antibodies-a-case-report
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Hristina Andreeva, Marit Seip, Stanislava Koycheva
IgA anti-β2glycoprotein I antibodies (IgA-anti-β2GPI) seems to be the most prevalent isotype in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) with a significant association to thrombotic events. Both SLE and antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) can be associated with implantation failure, fetal loss and obstetric complications. Recent reports highlight the clinical value of IgA-anti-β2GPI determination in supporting in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment and IVF pregnancy outcomes. We report a 36-year-old female diagnosed with SLE, endometriosis and unexplained infertility...
January 2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398429/antiphospholipid-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Ryan E O'Leary, Jennifer L Hsiao, Scott D Worswick
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is an autoimmune condition characterized by a thrombotic event and/or pregnancy morbidity in the presence of persistently elevated antiphospholipid (aPL) antibody titers, which are most prevalent in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus but also have been associated with other autoimmune, malignant, and infectious diseases. In contrast to the clear correlation between high aPL antibody titers and thrombotic events in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, the pathogenic role of these autoantibodies in association with other diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), is not as well defined...
March 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
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