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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791757/organ-donation-after-euthanasia-morally-acceptable-under-strict-procedural-safeguards
#1
Gert van Dijk, Rozemarijn van Bruchem-Visser, Inez de Beaufort
In this paper, we will present a case of organ donation after active euthanasia (ODE) in The Netherlands from a patient who had his life ended at his explicit and voluntary request. The form of ODE we describe here concerns patients who are not unconscious and on life support, but who are conscious and want to have their life ended because of their hopeless and unbearable suffering, for instance due to a terminal illness such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This form of ODE is of course only possible in jurisdictions where euthanasia is allowed...
May 23, 2018: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790662/pathogenic-characterization-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-of-indian-origin-in-experimentally-infected-piglets
#2
D Senthilkumar, K Rajukumar, A Sen, M Kumar, D Shrivastava, S Kalaiyarasu, S Gautam, F Singh, D D Kulkarni, V P Singh
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is an economically important transboundary viral disease of pigs confronting the swine industry worldwide. This study was aimed to assess the pathogenic potential of PRRS virus belonging to genotype 2 that emerged in India in 2013. Nine 6-week-old piglets were inoculated intranasally with 2 × 105.75  TCID50 /ml of PRRSV (Ind-297221/2013). Three piglets were kept as uninfected controls. Blood and nasal swabs were collected daily up to 7 days post-infection (dpi) and on alternate days subsequently...
May 23, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788991/bilateral-tympanokeratomas-cholesteatomas-with-bilateral-otitis-media-unilateral-otitis-interna-and-acoustic-neuritis-in-a-dog
#3
Liv Østevik, Kathrine Rudlang, Tuva Holt Jahr, Mette Valheim, Bradley Lyndon Njaa
BACKGROUND: An aural cholesteatoma, more appropriately named tympanokeratoma, is an epidermoid cyst of the middle ear described in several species, including dogs, humans and Mongolian gerbils. The cyst lining consists of stratified, keratinizing squamous epithelium with central accumulation of a keratin debris. This case report describes vestibular ganglioneuritis and perineuritis in a dog with chronic otitis, bilateral tympanokeratomas and presumed extension of otic infection to the central nervous system...
May 22, 2018: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786578/-influence-of-basic-dental-materials-on-indicators-of-free-radical-oxidation-and-antioxidant-blood-s-potential-of-white-rats-experimental-study
#4
Vitalii S Kuz, Valentyn N Dvornyk, Vitalii A Kostenko, Gelfira M Kuz, Oleh Ye Akimov
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Basic materials used in the clinic of orthopedic dentistry are high-polymer compounds and have a number of positive properties in certain conditions. The main group of materials for manufacturing of removable dentures is acrylic plastics of hot polymerization. However, such materials can sometimes cause a number of complications. Using removable prostheses, which are made of acrylic plastics can cause the development of an allergic or toxic-chemical reaction of tissues of the prosthetic bed...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786525/on-farm-mortality-and-related-risk-factors-in-estonian-dairy-cows
#5
Kaari Reimus, Toomas Orro, Ulf Emanuelson, Arvo Viltrop, Kerli Mõtus
Mortality (unassisted death and euthanasia) reflects the health and welfare state of the cows and is associated with undesirable financial consequences for the farmer. The objective of this retrospective observational study was to identify risk factors associated with on-farm mortality in dairy cows. Data for a study period between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2015 were retrieved from the Estonian Agricultural Registers and Information Board and Estonian Livestock Performance Recording, Ltd. Cows from milk-recording herds with ≥20 cow-years were included...
July 1, 2018: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786117/the-relevance-of-the-hippocratic-oath-to-the-ethical-and-moral-values-of-contemporary-medicine-part-ii-interpretation-of-the-hippocratic-oath-today-s-perspective
#6
REVIEW
Helen Askitopoulou, Antonis N Vgontzas
This is the second part of a paper on the relevance and significance of the Hippocratic Oath to modern medical ethical and moral values with the aim at answering questions on controversial issues related to the Oath. Part I argued that the general attributes and ethical values of the Oath are relevant to the modern world. Part II attempts to elucidate the interpretation of the specific injunctions of the Oath from today's perspective in relation to ethical values concerning the duties of physicians to patients and society...
May 21, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782214/physiologic-changes-in-a-small-animal-model-for-neonatal-minimally-invasive-surgery
#7
Steffi Mayer, Nicole Peukert, Richard Gnatzy, Jan-Hendrik Gosemann, Martin Lacher, Anne Suttkus
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has gained increasing importance in neonatal surgery but the effects on neonatal physiology remain unclear. We aimed to characterize the impact of capnoperitoneum on physiologic parameters in a small animal model for neonatal MIS. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four 10-day-old Sprague Dawley rats underwent inhalative anesthesia (1% isoflurane in 100% O2 250 mL/minutes) and were allowed to breathe spontaneously. CO2 was insufflated into the abdominal cavity for 1 hour via a 24G cannula...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780607/renal-cell-carcinoma-in-a-cat-with-polycystic-kidney-disease-undergoing-renal-transplantation
#8
Daniel J Adams, Jolie A Demchur, Lillian R Aronson
Case summary: A 10-year-old spayed female American Shorthair cat underwent renal transplantation due to worsening chronic kidney disease secondary to polycystic kidney disease. During transplantation, the right kidney grossly appeared to be more diseased than the left and was firmly adhered to the surrounding tissues. An intraoperative fine-needle aspirate of the right native kidney revealed inflammatory cells but no evidence of neoplasia. To create space for the allograft, a right nephrectomy was performed...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780606/trismus-masticatory-myositis-and-antibodies-against-type-2m-fibers-in-a-mixed-breed-cat
#9
Stanley W Blazejewski, G Diane Shelton
Case summary: A 1-year-old male neutered mixed breed cat presented with a 2 month history of inability to fully open the mouth when yawning and decreased ability to prehend food. Physical examination revealed severe bilaterally symmetrical masticatory muscle atrophy, a restricted vertical mandibular range of motion of 11-12 mm, and a normal body condition score. Skull radiography was normal. A canine ELISA system against unique masticatory muscle fibers (2M antibody titer), was positive at 1:1000 (reference interval <1:100 in dogs, and was <1:100 using serum from five archived normal cats), indicating the presence of cross-reacting antibodies...
January 2018: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777942/photomodulation-multiple-sessions-as-a-promising-preventive-therapy-for-medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaws-after-tooth-extraction-in-rats
#10
Cristian Statkievicz, Luan Felipe Toro, João Martins de Mello-Neto, Daniela Pereira de Sá, Cláudio Aparecido Casatti, João Paulo Mardegan Issa, Luciano Tavares Angelo Cintra, Juliano Milanezi de Almeida, Maria José Hitomi Nagata, Valdir Gouveia Garcia, Leticia Helena Theodoro, Edilson Ervolino
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of photobiomodulation (PBM) with multiple sessions of low-level laser on the alveolar repair process of rats with major risk factors for medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaws (MRONJ). Senile rats received 0.45 mL of vehicle (VEH and VEH-PBM) or 0.45 mL of 100 μg/kg zoledronate (ZOL and ZOL-PBM) administrated intraperitoneally every two days during seven weeks. After three weeks of initiation of drug treatment the first lower left molar was extracted...
May 9, 2018: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776669/-the-role-of-end-of-life-palliative-sedation-medical-and-ethical-aspects-review
#11
REVIEW
Miriam S Menezes, Maria das Graças Mota da Cruz de Assis Figueiredo
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Palliative sedation is a medical procedure that has been used for more than 25 years to relieve refractory symptoms not responsive to any previous treatment in patients with no possibility of cure and near the end of life. Many uncertainties persist on the issue regarding definition, indications, decision making, most appropriate place to perform the procedure, most used drugs, need for monitoring, fluids and nutritional support, and possible ethical dilemmas...
May 15, 2018: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774025/co-stimulation-impaired-bone-marrow-derived-dendritic-cells-prevent-dextran-sodium-sulfate-induced-colitis-in-mice
#12
Carl Engman, Yesica Garciafigueroa, Brett Eugene Phillips, Massimo Trucco, Nick Giannoukakis
Dendritic cells (DC) are important in the onset and severity of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Tolerogenic DC induce T-cells to become therapeutic Foxp3+ regulatory T-cells (Tregs). We therefore asked if experimental IBD could be prevented by administration of bone marrow-derived DC generated under conventional GM-CSF/IL-4 conditions but in the presence of a mixture of antisense DNA oligonucleotides targeting the primary transcripts of CD40, CD80, and CD86. These cell products (which we call AS-ODN BM-DC) have demonstrated tolerogenic activity in preventing type 1 diabetes and preserving beta cell mass in new-onset type 1 diabetes in the NOD mouse strain, in earlier studies...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772788/application-of-a-protocol-based-on-trap-neuter-return-tnr-to-manage-unowned-urban-cats-on-an-australian-university-campus
#13
Helen Swarbrick, Jacquie Rand
In August 2008, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney, Australia, commenced a trap-neuter-return (TNR) program to manage the population of approximately 69 free-roaming unowned urban cats on its Kensington campus. The goals of the program included an ongoing audit of cats on campus, stabilization of cat numbers through TNR, and a subsequent reduction in cat numbers over time while maintaining the health of remaining campus cats. Continuation of the TNR program over nine years resulted in a current population, as of September 2017, of 15 cats, all desexed (78% reduction)...
May 17, 2018: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769333/microglia-are-critical-in-host-defense-against-prion-disease
#14
James A Carroll, Brent Race, Katie Williams, James Striebel, Bruce Chesebro
Microglial cells in the central nervous system play important roles in neurodevelopment and resistance to infection, yet microglia can become neurotoxic under some conditions. An early event during prion infection is the activation of microglia and astrocytes in the brain prior to damage or death of neurons. Previous prion disease studies using two different strategies to manipulate signaling through the microglial receptor CSF-1R reported contrary effects on survival from prion disease. However, in these studies, reduction of microglial numbers and function were variable, thus confounding interpretation of the results...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767212/commentary-on-at-the-vatican-physicians-debate-euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide
#15
G Richard Holt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767211/at-the-vatican-physicians-debate-euthanasia-and-assisted-suicide
#16
Ramin Walter Parsa-Parsi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766728/-euthanasia-legal-comparison-in-selected-european-countries
#17
Adam Doležal
This article deals with the subject of euthanasia (all its forms) and other end-of-life decisions, such as assisted suicide, withdrawing and whithholding life-sustaining treatments. Among other things, the article will also deal with the issue of the offense of Homicide by the Victims Request. Based on an empirical historical method, the article compares the various selected legal orders. From this analysis, it draws some conclusions that have an impact on ethical discourse. First of all, the terminology is defined in the article, which is very important in this area...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766727/-human-life-as-goodness-why-euthanasia-is-morally-unacceptable
#18
David Černý
The current discussion of the moral admissibility or inadmissibility of euthanasia should, in my opinion, consider the greatest possible number of the shared premises of the two opinion camps. That is why I followed a thesis in this paper that the question of the good life is the focus of ethical interest, as this is what connects the advocates and the opponents to euthanasia. In the first part of the paper I critically discuss the two main theories of the good life widely embraced among the advocates of euthanasia: hedonism and desire-fulfilment theory...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766726/-euthanasia-and-the-good-life-why-euthanasia-is-sometimes-ethical
#19
David Černý
In this paper I present the strongest argument, in my opinion, in favour of moral admissibility of euthanasia. In the introduction I briefly mention two important arguments in support of euthanasia - out of respect for autonomy and as a last act of grace, however I refuse them as insufficient. I propose a definition of both forms of assisted death: euthanasia and assisted suicide. I present the basic ideas underlying the theory of the good life and deal with hedonism in greater depth. I define a deprivation concept of the badness of death and, employing hedonism, I specifically describe when death is bad and when it is good...
2018: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765617/accelerated-model-of-lupus-autoimmunity-and-vasculopathy-driven-by-toll-like-receptor-7-9-imbalance
#20
Yudong Liu, Nickie L Seto, Carmelo Carmona-Rivera, Mariana J Kaplan
Objectives: Activation of endosomal toll-like receptor (TLR)7 or TLR9 has been proposed as a critical step for the initiation and development of SLE. Traditional spontaneous lupus models normally introduce multiple risk alleles, thereby adding additional confounding factors. In the induced lupus models, the role of TLR9 remains unclear. In the present study, we explored the role of an imbalance between TLR7 and TLR9 pathways in the pathogenesis of lupus and its associated vasculopathy using the imiquimod model in TLR9 KO/B6 background...
2018: Lupus Science & Medicine
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