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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325976/profile-of-brugada-syndrome-patients-presenting-with-their-first-documented-arrhythmic-event-data-from-the-survey-on-arrhythmic-events-in-brugada-syndrome-sabrus
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Anat Milman, Antoine Andorin, Jean-Baptiste Gourraud, Pieter G Postema, Frederic Sacher, Philippe Mabo, Sung-Hwan Kim, Jimmy Jm Juang, Shingo Maeda, Yoshihide Takahashi, Tsukasa Kamakura, Takeshi Aiba, Giulio Conte, Georgia Sarquella-Brugada, Eran Leshem, Michael Rahkovich, Aviram Hochstadt, Yuka Mizusawa, Elena Arbelo, Zhengrong Huang, Isabelle Denjoy, Carla Giustetto, Yanushi D Wijeyeratne, Carlo Napolitano, Yoav Michowitz, Ramon Brugada, Ruben Casado-Arroyo, Jean Champagne, Leonardo Calo, Jacob Tfelt-Hansen, Silvia G Priori, Masahiko Takagi, Christian Veltmann, Pietro Delise, Domenico Corrado, Elijah R Behr, Fiorenzo Gaita, Gan-Xin Yan, Josep Brugada, Antoine Leenhardt, Arthur A M Wilde, Pedro Brugada, Kengo F Kusano, Kenzo Hirao, Gi-Byoung Nam, Vincent Probst, Bernard Belhassen
BACKGROUND: Detailed information on the profile of Brugada syndrome (BrS) patients presenting their first arrhythmic event (AE) after prophylactic implantation of a cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is limited. OBJECTIVES: 1) To compare clinical, electrocardiographic, electrophysiologic and genetic profiles of patients who exhibited their first documented AE as aborted cardiac arrest (CA) (group A) with those in whom the AE was documented after prophylactic ICD implantation (group B); 2) To characterize group B patients' profile using the Class II indications for ICD implantation established by HRS/EHRA/APHRS Expert Consensus Statement in 2013...
January 8, 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324810/course-of-sp-d-ykl-40-ccl18-and-ca-15-3-in-adult-patients-hospitalised-with-community-acquired-pneumonia-and-their-association-with-disease-severity-and-aetiology-a-post-hoc-analysis
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Simone M C Spoorenberg, Stefan M T Vestjens, G P Voorn, Coline H M van Moorsel, Bob Meek, Pieter Zanen, Ger T Rijkers, Willem Jan W Bos, Jan C Grutters
BACKGROUND AND AIM: SP-D, YKL-40, CCL18 and CA 15-3 are pulmonary markers that have been extensively investigated in different chronic pulmonary diseases. However, in acute pulmonary diseases, such as community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), little is known about the course of these markers and their relationship with the aetiological agent. The aim of this study was to investigate the course of these four markers in CAP and to study influence of disease severity, aetiology and antibiotic use prior to admission on their course...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324651/incidence-microbiological-profile-and-risk-factors-of-healthcare-associated-infections-in-intensive-care-units-a-10-year-observation-in-a-provincial-hospital-in-southern-poland
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Małgorzata Kołpa, Marta Wałaszek, Agnieszka Gniadek, Zdzisław Wolak, Wiesław Dobroś
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) occurring in patients treated in an intensive care unit (ICU) are serious complications in the treatment process. Aetiological factors of these infections can have an impact on treatment effects, treatment duration and mortality. The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence and microbiological profile of HAIs in patients hospitalized in an ICU over a span of 10 years. The active surveillance method was used to detect HAIs in adult patients who spent over 48 h in a general ICU ward located in southern Poland between 2007 and 2016...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320928/interaction-of-caffeine-and-sulfadiazine-with-lysozyme-adsorbed-at-colloidal-metal-nanoparticle-interface-influence-on-drug-transport-ability-and-antibacterial-activity
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Vikash K Sonu, Imocha Rajkumar, Kaushik Bhattacharjee, S R Joshi, Sivaprasad Mitra
The modulated bioactivity of proteins immobilized on nanoparticle (NP) interfaces is of tremendous interest towards designing better therapeutic and diagnostic tools. In this work, binding behavior and the antibacterial activity of free lysozyme (LYS) as well as its non-covalent assembly with silver (Ag) and gold (Au) colloidal NPs were compared in presence of two model drugs, viz. sulfadiazine (SDZ) and caffeine (CAF). Intrinsic protein fluorescence was found to quench due to the formation drug-protein complex in case of CAF resulting a linear Stern-Volmer (SV) plot with KSV = 1...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320855/sensitive-detection-of-a-nerve-agent-simulant-through-retightening-internanofiber-binding-for-fluorescence-enhancement
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Xiaoling Liu, Yanjun Gong, Yingxuan Zheng, Wei Xiong, Chen Wang, Tie Wang, Yanke Che, Jincai Zhao
In this work, we develop fluorescent hierarchical nanofiber bundles 1, which involve the internanofiber hydrogen-bonding interactions, for rapid and sensitive detection of DCP vapor. First, the internanofiber hydrogen-bonding strength can be weakened by photoexcitation, which thereby increases the internanofiber spacing and decreases the fluorescence intensity. Then, when exposed to trace DCP vapor, the strong interactions between DCP and hydroxyl groups on the nanofibers can effectively retighten the nanofibers and enhance the fluorescence as the detection signal...
January 11, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320235/a-limited-survey-of-metal-content-in-blue-jack-mackerel-trachurus-picturatus-obtained-from-markets-in-the-canary-islands
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Carmen Rubio, Laura Acosta, Gara Luis-González, Dailos González-Weller, Consuelo Revert, Arturo Hardisson, Ángel Gutiérrez
The levels of 20 metals (aluminum, boron, barium, calcium, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, copper, iron, potassium, lithium, magnesium, manganese, molybdenum, sodium, nickel, lead, strontium, vanadium, and zinc) were analyzed in muscle and liver tissue of Trachurus picturatus marketed in the Canary Islands (Spain) by using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry. In the liver samples, the mean concentrations in milligrams per kilogram wet weight (wt) of Al (14.7), B (0.99), Ba (1.64), Ca (314), Cd (2...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315865/coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-in-children
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Ahmet Arnaz, Tayyar Sarioglu, Yusuf Yalcinbas, Ersin Erek, Riza Turkoz, Ayla Oktay, Arda Saygili, Dilek Altun, Ayse Sarioglu
BACKGROUND: We present our clinical experience with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in children. METHODS: Ten children who underwent CABG between July 1995 and August 2017 were retrospectively analyzed. Data including congenital cardiac malformations, previous surgical procedures, age and sex, type of coronary complications, ischemic events preceding surgery, and ventricular function before and after CABG were recorded. RESULTS: The study population consisted of five males and five females with a median age of 2...
January 7, 2018: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313949/cancer-statistics-2018
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Rebecca L Siegel, Kimberly D Miller, Ahmedin Jemal
Each year, the American Cancer Society estimates the numbers of new cancer cases and deaths that will occur in the United States and compiles the most recent data on cancer incidence, mortality, and survival. Incidence data, available through 2014, were collected by the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program; the National Program of Cancer Registries; and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. Mortality data, available through 2015, were collected by the National Center for Health Statistics...
January 4, 2018: CA: a Cancer Journal for Clinicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312729/diagnostic-accuracy-of-tumor-markers-for-malignant-pleural-effusion-a-derivation-and-validation-study
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Kan Zhai, Wen Wang, Yao Wang, Jing-Yuan Liu, Qiong Zhou, Huan-Zhong Shi
Background: The utility of tumor markers (TMs) for differentiating malignant pleural effusion (MPE) from benign pleural effusion (BPE) has been a subject of controversy. The majority of published studies are single center designed and lack validation. We performed a derivation and validation study in China to evaluate the diagnostic value of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) as well as carbohydrate antigen (CA) 15-3, CA 19-9 and CA 125 to differentiate between MPE and BPE. Methods: Three hundred and twenty seven pleural effusion (PE) and paired serum samples were collected from consecutive patients with MPE or BPE in Beijing (174 patients, derivation) and Wuhan (153 patients, validation) during the same period...
December 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310956/medication-history-versus-point-of-care-platelet-activity-testing-in-patients-with-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Matthew B Maas, Andrew M Naidech, Minjee Kim, Ayush Batra, Edward M Manno, Farzaneh A Sorond, Shyam Prabhakaran, Eric M Liotta
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated whether reduced platelet activity detected by point-of-care (POC) testing is a better predictor of hematoma expansion and poor functional outcomes in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) than a history of antiplatelet medication exposure. METHODS: Patients presenting with spontaneous ICH were enrolled in a prospective observational cohort study that collected demographic, clinical, laboratory, and radiographic data. We measured platelet activity using the PFA-100 (Siemens AG, Germany) and VerifyNow-ASA (Accumetrics, CA) systems on admission...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309948/molecular-characterization-and-epidemiology-of-extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae-isolates-from-immunocompromised-patients-in-tunisia
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Farah Ben Tanfous, Wafa Achour, Anis Raddaoui, Assia Ben Hassen
OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamase producing K. pneumoniae (ESBL-KP) strains in the National Bone Marrow Transplant Center of Tunis between 2002 and 2011, their associated antibiotics resistance patterns and their molecular features. METHODS: Antimicrobial susceptibility was determined by the disk diffusion method according to CA-SFM guidelines. All the strains were screened for beta-lactamase genes, plasmidic AmpC genes and integrons...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304096/exogenous-bmp7-in-aortae-of-rats-with-chronic-uremia-ameliorates-expression-of-profibrotic-genes-but-does-not-reverse-established-vascular-calcification
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Eva Gravesen, Maria Lerche Mace, Anders Nordholm, Jacob Hofman-Bang, Keith Hruska, Carsten Haagen Nielsen, Andreas Kjær, Klaus Olgaard, Ewa Lewin
Hyperphosphatemia and vascular calcification are frequent complications of chronic renal failure and bone morphogenetic protein 7 (BMP7) has been shown to protect against development of vascular calcification in uremia. The present investigation examined the potential reversibility of established uremic vascular calcification by treatment of uremic rats with BMP7. A control model of isogenic transplantation of a calcified aorta from uremic rats into healthy littermates examined whether normalization of the uremic environment reversed vascular calcification...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29301560/delayed-facial-nerve-decompression-for-severe-refractory-cases-of-bell-s-palsy-a-25-year-experience
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Ilyes Berania, Mohamed Awad, Issam Saliba, Jean-Jacques Dufour, Marc-Elie Nader
BACKGROUND: This study aims to assess the effectiveness of delayed facial nerve decompression for Bell's palsy (BP). METHODS: We performed a retrospective case review of all patients having undergone facial nerve decompression for severe refractory BP between 1984 and 2009 at our tertiary referral center. Demographics, timing between onset of symptoms and surgical decompression, degree of facial nerve dysfunction pre- and post-operatively, follow-up length after surgery and postoperative complications were recorded...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295793/agreement-between-pentacam-and-optical-coherence-tomography-in-the-assessment-of-iridocorneal-angle-width-in-a-large-healthy-population
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J I Fernández-Vigo, L De-Pablo-Gómez-de-Liaño, I Almorín-Fernández-Vigo, C Fernández-Vigo, A Macarro-Merino, J García-Feijóo, J Á Fernández-Vigo
PURPOSE: To analyze the agreement between Pentacam and optical coherence tomography (OCT) in the assessment of trabecular-iris angle (TIA) width in a large population of normal subjects. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in 989 right eyes of 989 healthy subjects. The trabecular-iris angle (TIA) was measured in the temporal and nasal quadrants using the Pentacam (Oculus, Wetzlar, Germany), a device based on Scheimpflug technology and RTVue 100 OCT (Optovue, Fremont, CA, USA)...
December 30, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290434/genome-wide-association-study-of-conformation-and-milk-yield-in-mixed-breed-dairy-goats
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Sebastian Mucha, Raphael Mrode, Mike Coffey, Mehmet Kizilaslan, Suzanne Desire, Joanne Conington
Identification of genetic markers that affect economically important traits is of high value from a biological point of view, enabling the targeting of candidate genes and providing practical benefits for the industry such as wide-scale genomic selection. This study is one of the first to investigate the genetic background of economically important traits in dairy goats using the caprine 50K single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) chip. The aim of the project was to perform a genome-wide association study for milk yield and conformation of udder, teat, and feet and legs...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285674/hcv-nonstructural-protein-4-is-associated-with-aggressiveness-features-of-breast-cancer
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Abdelfattah M Attallah, Mohamed El-Far, Mohamed A Abdelrazek, Mohamed M Omran, Ashraf Z Mahmoud, Hager S Khalifa, Mohamed M Ahmed, Ibrahim El-Dosoky
BACKGROUND: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has the lymphotropic feature that is supposed to be the reason of related extrahepatic manifestation. HCV viral oncoproteins may participate in the regulation of some gene expression that has been implicated in tumorigenesis. Our aim is to evaluate the HCV-NS4 circulating levels in breast cancer (BC) and to investigate its relation with BC tumor aggressiveness. METHODS: This study was performed among 158 Egyptian women (120 with BC and 38 with benign breast diseases)...
December 28, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277810/cea-ca-15-3-and-tps-as-prognostic-factors-in-the-follow-up-monitoring-of-patients-after-radical-surgery-for-breast-cancer
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Sarka Svobodova, Radek Kucera, Ondrej Fiala, Karlikova Marie, Andrea Narsanska, Ilona Zedníková, Vladislav Treska, David Slouka, Rousarova Milena, Ondrej Topolcan, Jindrich Finek
AIM: The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of tissue polypeptide-specific antigen (TPS), carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), and cancer antigen 15-3 (CA 15-3) to predict relapse in breast cancer patients, when the measurement of biomarkers is performed within 6 months after surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Four hundred and seventy-two patients with breast cancer were evaluated. TPS, CEA, and CA 15-3 were measured in months 1, 3, and 6, after surgery. Disease recurrence was recorded between 7-12 months after surgery...
January 2018: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274979/effects-of-prepartum-dietary-cation-anion-difference-and-source-of-vitamin-d-in-dairy-cows-vitamin-d-mineral-and-bone-metabolism
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R M Rodney, N Martinez, E Block, L L Hernandez, P Celi, C D Nelson, J E P Santos, I J Lean
Pregnant Holstein cows, 28 nulliparous and 51 parous, were blocked by parity and milk yield and randomly allocated to receive diets that differed in dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD), +130 or -130 mEq/kg, and supplemented with either calcidiol or cholecalciferol at 3 mg/11 kg of dry matter from 255 d of gestation until parturition. Blood was sampled thrice weekly prepartum, and on d 0, 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, and 30 postpartum to evaluate effects of the diets on vitamin D, mineral and bone metabolism, and acid-base status...
December 20, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258716/freestyle-libre-and-dexcom-g4-platinum-sensors-accuracy-comparisons-during-two-weeks-of-home-use-and-use-during-experimentally-induced-glucose-excursions
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F Boscari, S Galasso, A Facchinetti, M C Marescotti, V Vallone, A M L Amato, A Avogaro, D Bruttomesso
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: This study compared the accuracy of the FreeStyle Libre (Abbott, Alameda, CA) and Dexcom G4 Platinum (DG4P, Dexcom, San Diego, CA) CGM sensors. METHODS AND RESULTS: Twenty-two adults with type 1 diabetes wore the two sensors simultaneously for 2 weeks. Libre was used according to manufacturer-specified lifetime (MSL); DG4P was used 7 days beyond MSL. At a clinical research center (CRC), subjects were randomized to receive the same breakfast with standard insulin bolus (standard) or a delayed and increased (delayed & increased) bolus to induce large glucose swings during weeks 1 and 2; venous glucose was checked every 5-15 min for 6 h...
November 11, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248228/effects-of-magnesium-source-and-monensin-on-nutrient-digestibility-and-mineral-balance-in-lactating-dairy-cows
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A W Tebbe, D J Wyatt, W P Weiss
The interaction of monensin and 2 supplemental Mg sources (MgO and MgSO4) on total-tract digestion of minerals and organic nutrients and milk production was evaluated in lactating dairy cattle. Eighteen multiparous Holstein cows (139 ± 35 DIM) were used in a split-plot experiment with 0 or 14 mg/kg diet DM of monensin as the whole-plot treatments and Mg source as split-plot treatments. During the entire experiment (42 d), cows remained on the same monensin treatment but received a different Mg source in each period (21 d) of the Latin square...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Dairy Science
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