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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351251/compatibility-with-panax-notoginseng-and-rehmannia-glutinosa-alleviates-the-hepatotoxicity-and-nephrotoxicity-of-tripterygium-wilfordii-via-modulating-the-pharmacokinetics-of-triptolide
#1
Qichun Zhang, Yiqun Li, Mengzhu Liu, Jinao Duan, Xueping Zhou, Huaxu Zhu
Tripterygium wilfordii (TW) and the representative active component triptolide show positive therapeutic effect on the autoimmune disorders and simultaneously ineluctable hepatotoxicity and nephrotoxicity. Combinational application of Panax notoginseng (PN) and Rehmannia glutinosa (RG) weakens the toxicity of TW according the clinical application of traditional Chinese medicine. This article was aimed at the mechanism of decreasing toxicity of TW by the combinational application of PN and RG. Biochemical and pathohistological analysis were utilized to assess the toxicity on liver and kidney in rats administrated with TW, TW-PN, TW-RG and TW-PN-RG for 3 and 7 days...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344562/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-choledochoduodenostomy-using-partially-covered-self-expandable-metal-stent-in-patients-with-malignant-distal-biliary-obstruction-and-unsuccessful-ercp
#2
Praveer Rai, C R Lokesh, Amit Goel, Rakesh Aggarwal
Background and study aims : Endoscopic ultrasound-guided choledochoduodenostomy (EUS-CDS) is an alternative to percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) for patients with malignant distal biliary obstruction in whom ERCP has failed. We studied technical success, clinical success, stent patency rate and occurrence of adverse events in patients undergoing EUS-CDS with partially-covered self-expanding metal stent (PCSEMS). Patients and methods : Medical records of consecutive patients with unresectable malignant distal biliary obstruction requiring biliary drainage who underwent EUS-CDS because of failure of attempt at ERCP were reviewed...
January 2018: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344000/visible-near-infrared-spectroscopic-assessment-of-urogenital-tissue-in-premenopausal-and-postmenopausal-women
#3
Miranda A Farage, Tom Cambron, Kan-Zhi Liu
Background: A clinical study was conducted to evaluate the feasibility of using visible and near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy as a potential noninvasive measure of genital skin health in premenopausal and postmenopausal women. Methods: A total of 45 female subjects (aged 21-70 years), all of whom gave fully informed consent to participate, were enrolled in the study and assigned to 1 of 3 groups: 15 premenopausal (Pre-M), 15 postmenopausal receiving hormone replacement therapy (Post-M HRT), and 15 postmenopausal receiving no form of hormone replacement therapy (Post-M non-HRT)...
2018: Clinical Medicine Insights. Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343960/changes-of-serum-uric-acid-and-total-bilirubin-in-elderly-patients-with-major-postischemic-stroke-depression
#4
Jie Gao, Wei Xu, Kun Han, Lu Zhu, Lili Gao, Xiuli Shang
Background: This was a longitudinal study which investigated the relationship between serum uric acid (SUA) and total bilirubin (Tbil) upon admission in elderly stroke patients and the occurrence of postischemic stroke depression (IPSD) at 3, 6, and 9 months of post-stroke follow-up. Subjects and methods: Data were analyzed for 525 acute ischemic stroke patients. Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scores >17 and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV) were used separately to screen and diagnose IPSD at 3, 6, and 9 months post-stroke...
2018: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343604/urbanization-and-anticoagulant-poisons-promote-immune-dysfunction-in-bobcats
#5
Laurel E K Serieys, Amanda J Lea, Marta Epeldegui, Tiffany C Armenta, Joanne Moriarty, Sue VandeWoude, Scott Carver, Janet Foley, Robert K Wayne, Seth P D Riley, Christel H Uittenbogaart
Understanding how human activities influence immune response to environmental stressors can support biodiversity conservation across increasingly urbanizing landscapes. We studied a bobcat (Lynx rufus) population in urban southern California that experienced a rapid population decline from 2002-2005 due to notoedric mange. Because anticoagulant rodenticide (AR) exposure was an underlying complication in mange deaths, we aimed to understand sublethal contributions of urbanization and ARs on 65 biochemical markers of immune and organ function...
January 31, 2018: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343038/-diagnostic-value-of-albumin-bilirubin-grade-combined-with-serum-ammonia-in-cirrhosis-with-hepatic-encephalopathy
#6
Y L Hou, M D Gao, H Y Guo, R Wang, Z Wang, Y H Yu, J L Lou, Y Zhao
Objective: To explore the value of albumin-bilirubin (ALBI) grade combined with serum ammonia in the diagnosis of cirrhosis with hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Methods: The serum level of total bilirubin(TBIL), albumin( ALB )and blood ammonia were detected in 139 patients including 73 cirrhosis patients without HE and 66 cirrhosis patients with HE from January 2015 to January 2017 in Beijing You'an Hospital, and the relationship between ALBI and blood ammonia value and Child grade and hepatic encephalopathy was analyzed...
January 9, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342998/-x-linked-immunodeficiency-with-magnesium-defect-epstein-barr-virus-infection-and-neoplasia-report-of-a-family-and-literature-review
#7
T Y He, Y Xia, C G Li, C R Li, Z X Qi, J Yang
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and genetic characteristics of cases with X-linked immunodeficiency with magnesium defect, Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, and neoplasia (XMEN). Methods: Characteristics of clinical material, immunological data and gene mutation of two cases with XMEN in the same family in China were retrospectively analyzed. The related reports literature were searched by using search terms'MAGT1 gene'or'XMEN'. Results: The proband, a 2-year-eight-month old boy, was admitted due to 'Urine with deepened color for two days and yellow stained skin for one day'...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342993/-analysis-of-prognosis-and-associated-risk-factors-in-pediatric-idiopathic-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension
#8
Q Liu, C Zhang, Q Q Li, Y Zhu, D Zhang, W G Zhao, H Gu
Objective: To analyze the prognosis and associated risk factors of pediatric idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension. Methods: A total of 119 patients under 18 years of age diagnosed as idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in the Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Center in Beijing Anzhen Hospital between June 2007 and May 2017 were enrolled in this retrospective study. The clinical informations and follow-up data were collected. The endpoints of follow-up were defined as death or undergoing lung transplantation...
January 2, 2018: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341897/toxicity-and-toxicokinetics-of-amanita-exitialis-in-beagle-dogs
#9
Jian Sun, Yu-Min Niu, Yu-Tao Zhang, Hai-Jiao Li, Yu Yin, Yi-Zhe Zhang, Pei-Bin Ma, Jing Zhou, Lie Huang, Hong-Shun Zhang, Cheng-Ye Sun
In this study, the toxicology of A. exitialis, a lethal mushroom found in China, and the toxicokinetics of peptide toxins contained in it were evaluated. Beagles were fed A. exitialis powder (20 or 60 mg/kg) in starch capsules, after which they were assessed for signs of toxicity, as well as biochemical and pathological changes. Ultra-performance liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry was used to assay the peptide toxins. The total peptide toxins in A. exitialis was 3482.6 ± 124...
January 13, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341498/review-article-sepsis-in-the-emergency-department-part-2-investigations-and-monitoring
#10
REVIEW
Amith Shetty, Stephen Pj Macdonald, Gerben Keijzers, Julian M Williams, Benjamin Tang, Bas de Groot, Kelly Thompson, John F Fraser, Simon Finfer, Rinaldo Bellomo, Jonathan Iredell
Sepsis is characterised by organ dysfunction resulting from infection, with no reliable single objective test and current diagnosis based on clinical features and results of investigations. In the ED, investigations may be conducted to diagnose infection as the cause of the presenting illness, identify the source, distinguish sepsis from uncomplicated infection (i.e. without organ dysfunction) and/ or risk stratification. Appropriate sample collection for microbiological testing remains key for subsequent confirmation of diagnosis and rationalisation of antimicrobials...
January 16, 2018: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340545/effects-of-cold-ischemia-time-on-hepatic-allograft-function
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Alexandre Coutinho Teixeira de Freitas, Desirée de Marillac Nascimento de Matos, Jorge Amilton Tosato Milsted, Julio Cezar Uili Coelho
BACKGROUND: Cold ischemia time is related to success of liver transplantation. AIM: To compare the impact of cold ischemia time on allografts locally collected to those collected distantly. METHODS: Were evaluated 83 transplantations. The patients were divided in two groups: those who received liver grafts collected from cities out of Curitiba (n=42) and locally (n=41). From the donors were compared: cause of death, days at ICU, cardiac arrest, vasoactive drugs, lab exams, gender, age, and BMI...
October 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340242/a-diagnostic-model-for-minimal-change-disease-based-on-biological-parameters
#12
Hanyu Zhu, Qiuxia Han, Dong Zhang, Yong Wang, Jing Gao, Wenjia Geng, Xiaoli Yang, Xiangmei Chen
Background: Minimal change disease (MCD) is a kind of nephrotic syndrome (NS). In this study, we aimed to establish a mathematical diagnostic model based on biological parameters to classify MCD. Methods: A total of 798 NS patients were divided into MCD group and control group. The comparison of biological indicators between two groups were performed with t-tests. Logistic regression was used to establish the diagnostic model, and the diagnostic value of the model was estimated using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340006/the-impact-of-the-progressive-efficiency-test-on-a-rowing-ergometer-on-white-blood-cells-distribution-and-clinical-chemistry-changes-in-paralympic-rowers-during-the-preparatory-stage-before-the-paralympic-games-in-rio-2016-a-case-report
#13
Robert Nowak, Rafał Buryta, Krzysztof Krupecki, Tomasz Zając, Marek Zawartka, Patrizia Proia, Dorota Kostrzewa-Nowak
There is a large gap in knowledge regarding research on post-exercise blood changes in disabled athletes. There are relatively few data on adaptive mechanisms to exercise in disabled athletes, including disabled rowers. Two rowers from a Polish adaptive rowing settle TAMix2x that qualified for the Paralympic Games in Rio, 2016 took part in this study. They performed a progressive test on a rowing ergometer until exhaustion. The cardiorespiratory fitness measures, complete blood count, white blood cells' distribution and 30 clinical chemistry variables describing laboratory diagnostic profiles and general health were determined...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338386/estrogen-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-signaling-facilitates-bilirubin-metabolism-in-regenerating-liver-through-regulating-cytochrome-p450-2a6-expression
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Ta-Lun Kao, Yao-Li Chen, Yu-Ping Kuan, Wei-Chun Chang, Yu-Chen Ho, Shuyuan Yeh, Long-Bin Jeng, Wen-Lung Ma
BACKGROUND: After living donor liver transplantation (LDLT), rising serum bilirubin levels commonly indicate insufficient numbers of hepatocytes are available to metabolize bilirubin into biliverdin. Recovery of bilirubin levels is an important marker of hepatocyte repopulation after LDLT. Cytochrome P450 (CYP) 2A6 in humans (or cyp2a4 in rodents) can function as "bilirubin oxidase." Functional hepatocytes contain abundant CYP2A6, which is considered a marker for hepatocyte function recovery...
November 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335891/serum-bilirubin-concentration-is-associated-with-left-ventricular-remodeling-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-cohort-study
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Tomoaki Inoue, Noriyuki Sonoda, Shinsuke Hiramatsu, Shinichiro Kimura, Yoshihiro Ogawa, Toyoshi Inoguchi
INTRODUCTION: Previous studies have shown that serum bilirubin concentration is inversely associated with the risk of cardiovascular disease. The relationship between serum bilirubin concentration and left ventricular geometry, however, has not been investigated in patients with diabetes mellitus. METHODS: In this cohort study, 158 asymptomatic patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus without overt heart disease were enrolled. Left ventricular structure and function were assessed using echocardiography...
January 15, 2018: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334554/the-systemic-immune-inflammation-index-independently-predicts-survival-and-recurrence-in-resectable-pancreatic-cancer-and-its-prognostic-value-depends-on-bilirubin-levels-a-retrospective-multicenter-cohort-study
#16
Mohammad Hosein Aziz, Kostandinos Sideras, Nasir Ahmad Aziz, Katya Mauff, Roel Haen, Daphne Roos, Lawlaw Saida, Mustafa Suker, Erwin van der Harst, Jan Sven Mieog, Bert A Bonsing, Yarne Klaver, Bas Groot Koerkamp, Casper H van Eijck
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the prognostic significance of the systemic-immune-inflammation index (SIII) in patients with resectable pancreatic cancer, using cancer-specific survival as the primary outcome. BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cancer is associated with a dysfunctional immune system and poor prognosis. We examined the prognostic significance of the SIII in patients with resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) and the effects of bilirubin on this index...
January 12, 2018: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334530/antegrade-arterial-and-portal-flushing-versus-portal-flushing-only-for-right-lobe-live-donor-liver-transplantation-a-randomized-control-trial
#17
Viniyendra Pamecha, Rommel Sandhyav, Piyush Kumar Sinha, Kishore Gurumoorthy Subramanya Bharathy, Shridhar Sasturkar
INTRODUCTION: In live donor liver transplantation (LDLT) portal flush only of the graft is done on the bench. There is no data on antegrade arterial flush along with portal flush of the graft. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing elective right lobe LDLT were block-randomized to receive either portal flush only or both portal and antegrade arterial flush. The primary objectives were safety, rate of early allograft dysfunction (EAD), and impact on vascular and biliary complications RESULTS: After randomization there were 40 patients in each group...
January 12, 2018: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333041/pharmacological-evaluation-of-hepatoprotective-activity-of-ahpl-aytab-0613-tablet-in-carbon-tetrachloride-ethanol-and-paracetamol-induced-hepatotoxicity-models-in-wistar-albino-rats
#18
Sanjay U Nipanikar, Sohan S Chitlange, Dheeraj Nagore
Background: Hepatotoxicity ultimately leads to liver failure. Conventional treatment options for hepatotoxicity are limited and not safe. Objective: Formulation AHPL/AYTAB/0613 is developed to provide safer and effective hepatoprotective drug of natural origin. A study was conducted to evaluate hepatoprotective activity of AHPL/AYTAB/0613 (three dosages) in comparison with marketed formulations in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4), ethanol, and paracetamol-induced hepatotoxicity in Wistar albino rats...
December 2017: Pharmacognosy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331342/development-of-a-prognostic-score-to-predict-response-to-yttrium-90-radioembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-portal-vein-invasion
#19
Carlo Spreafico, Carlo Sposito, Marta Vaiani, Tommaso Cascella, Sherrie Bhoori, Carlo Morosi, Rodolfo Lanocita, Raffaele Romito, Carlo Chiesa, Marco Maccauro, Alfonso Marchianò, Vincenzo Mazzaferro
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Yttrium-90 trans-arterial radioembolization (TARE) has shown promising efficacy in the treatment of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) associated with tumoral portal vein thrombosis (PVTT). Aim of this study is to identify prognostic factors for survival in patients with HCC and PVTT undergoing TARE, and build a prognostic classification for these patients. METHODS: This is a single Center retrospective study conducted over 6 years (2010-2015), on consecutive patients undergoing TARE...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330271/vitamin-b12-deficiency-unusual-cause-of-jaundice-in-an-adolescent
#20
Phalguna Kousika Katakam, Asha P Hegde, Manju Venkataramaiahyappa
Vitamin B12 deficiency in vegans is a known cause of megaloblastic anaemia. We report an adolescent girl who presented with jaundice and weight loss for 6 months secondary to vitamin B12 deficiency, leading to megaloblastic anaemia. Replacement with vitamin B12 reversed her symptoms, resulting in weight gain, and normalised her haemoglobin, red blood cell morphology, bilirubin levels and serum vitamin B12 levels.
January 12, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
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