keyword
MENU ▼
Read by QxMD icon Read
search

SFI

keyword
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391036/design-and-optimization-of-a-biodegradable-porous-zein-conduit-using-microtubes-as-a-guide-for-rat-sciatic-nerve-defect-repair
#1
Guo-Wu Wang, Hui Yang, Wei-Feng Wu, Ping Zhang, Jin-Ye Wang
Various degradable biomaterials have been used to bridge injured peripheral nerve defect; however, drawbacks such as poor mechanical properties, inappropriate degradation rate, and toxic degradation products continue to limit the application of them in nerve repair. Considering the unique properties of zein, such as its biocompatibility, biodegradability and ease of fabrication, we report the use of zein conduits to repair injured rat sciatic nerves with a 10-mm defect. Three-dimensional zein conduits were designed with/without pores, and with/without microtubes including in the lumen of conduits...
March 26, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388813/a-study-of-flare-assessment-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-sle-based-on-paper-patients
#2
D Isenberg, J Sturgess, E Allen, C Aranow, A Askanase, B Sang-Cheol, S Bernatsky, I Bruce, J Buyon, R Cervera, A Clarke, Mary Anne Dooley, P Fortin, E Ginzler, D Gladman, J Hanly, M Inanc, S Jacobsen, D Kamen, M Khamashta, S Lim, S Manzi, O Nived, C Peschken, M Petri, K Kalunian, A Rahman, R Ramsey-Goldman, G Ruiz-Irastorza, J Sanchez-Guerrero, K Steinsson, G Sturfelt, M Urowitz, R van Vollenhoven, D J Wallace, A Zoma, J Merrill, C Gordon
OBJECTIVE: To determine the level of agreement of disease flare severity (distinguishing severe, moderate and mild flare and persistent disease activity) in a large paper patient exercise involving 988 individual cases of systemic lupus erythematosus. METHODS: 988 individual lupus case histories were assessed by three individual physicians. Complete agreement about the degree of flare (or persistent disease activity) was obtained in 451 cases (46%) and these provided the reference standard for the second part of the study...
April 7, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371231/chitosan-conduits-filled-with-simvastatin-pluronic-f-127-hydrogel-promote-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-in-rats
#3
Qi Guo, Can Liu, Bao Hai, Teng Ma, Wen Zhang, Jie Tan, Xin Fu, Hong Wang, Yingsheng Xu, Chunli Song
Treating peripheral nerve defects represents a clinical challenge, and nerve conduits lacking an internal scaffold lead to limited large nerve gap regeneration. Here, we bridged 10-mm sciatic nerve defects in rats with a chitosan conduit filled with 0, 0.5, or 1.0 mg of simvastatin in Pluronic F-127 hydrogel. We assessed subsequent nerve regeneration using the sciatic functional index (SFI), electrophysiological assessments, Fluoro-Gold (FG) retrograde tracing, gastrocnemius muscle mass measurements, and histological and immunohistochemical assessments of nerve regeneration...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352311/control-released-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-loaded-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-microspheres-promote-sciatic-nerve-regeneration-in-rats
#4
Hai-Bo Si, Yi Zeng, Yan-Rong Lu, Jing-Qiu Cheng, Bin Shen
Although peripheral nerve injury may result in a loss of function in innervated areas, the most effective method for nerve regeneration remains to be determined. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of control-released basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF)-loaded poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) microspheres on sciatic nerve regeneration following injury in rats. bFGF-PLGA microspheres were prepared and their characteristics were evaluated. The sciatic nerve was segmentally resected to create a 10 mm defect in 36 Sprague Dawley (SD) rats and, following the anastomosis of the nerve ends with a silicone tube, bFGF-PLGA microspheres, free bFGF or PBS were injected into the tube (n=12 in each group)...
February 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339406/does-intensive-upper-limb-treatment-modality-hybrid-constrained-induced-movement-therapy-h-cimt-improve-grip-and-pinch-strength-or-fatigability-of-the-affected-hand
#5
L Brauers, M M E Geijen, L A W M Speth, E A A Rameckers
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of Hybrid-Constrained Induced Movement Therapy (H-CIMT), defined as CIMT combined with Bimanual Intensive Movement Therapy (BIMT), on grip and pinch strength and fatigability we measured grip and pinch strength and fatigability during clinical H-CIMT. METHODS: The children participated in a H-CIMT model organized in a therapeutic summer-camp. Children received 90 hours of intensive treatment. Grip and pinch strength and fatigability was measured and fatigue was calculated according to a Static Fatigue Index (SFI)...
2017: Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253668/short-first-click-intervals-in-echolocation-trains-of-three-species-of-deep-diving-odontocetes
#6
Charlotte A Dunn, Peter Tyack, Patrick J O Miller, Luke Rendell
All odontocetes produce echolocation clicks as part of their vocal repertoire. In this paper the authors analysed inter-click-intervals in recordings from suction cup tags with a focus on the first inter-click interval of each click train. The authors refer to shorter first inter-click intervals as short first intervals (SFIs). The authors found that the context of SFI occurrence varies across three deep-diving species. In Blainville's beaked whales, 87% of click trains that were preceded by a terminal buzz started with SFIs...
February 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225868/n-acetylcysteine-downregulates-phosphorylated-p-38-expression-but-does-not-reverse-the-increased-superoxide-anion-levels-in-the-spinal-cord-of-rats-with-neuropathic-pain
#7
A Horst, J A de Souza, M C Q Santos, A P K Riffel, C Kolberg, M F M Ribeiro, L S de Fraga, W A Partata
We determined the effect of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) on the expression of the phosphorylated p38 (p-p38) protein and superoxide anion generation (SAG), two important players in the processing of neuropathic pain, in the lumbosacral spinal cord of rats with chronic constriction injury (CCI)-induced neuropathic pain. The sciatic functional index (SFI) was also measured to assess the functional recovery post-nerve lesion. Thirty-six male Wistar rats were divided equally into the following groups: Naive (rats did not undergo surgical manipulation); Sham (rats in which all surgical procedures involved in CCI were used except the ligature), and CCI (rats in which four ligatures were tied loosely around the right common sciatic nerve), which received 2, 4, or 8 intraperitoneal injections of NAC (150 mg·kg-1·day-1) or saline beginning 4 h after CCI...
February 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168703/erythropoietin-accelerates-functional-recovery-after-moderate-sciatic-nerve-crush-injury
#8
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/28149661/biomechanical-podiatric-evaluation-in-an-italian-cohort-of-patients-with-systemic-sclerosis-a-pilot-study
#9
Susanna Maddali Bongi, Giovanni Ravenni, Benedetta Ciampi, Angela Del Rosso, Khadija El Aoufy
OBJECTIVE: Foot problems are often present in Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) patients, however studies regarding podiatric problems related to SSc are lacking and there are no data evaluating the foot biomechanical changes. The aim of the present pilot study was to evaluate podiatric problems in an Italian cohort of SSc patients by assessing received podiatric services, foot pain and disability and biomechanical foot deformity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 25 consecutive SSc patients were enrolled from the Division of Rheumatology, University of Florence...
December 2016: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095109/test-retest-reliability-and-practice-effects-of-the-stability-evaluation-test
#10
Richelle M Williams, Matthew A Corvo, Kenneth C Lam, Travis A Williams, Lesley K Gilmer, Tamara C Valovich McLeod
CONTEXT: Postural control plays an essential role in concussion evaluation. The Stability Evaluation Test (SET) aims to objectively analyze postural control by measuring sway velocity on the NeuroCom's VSR portable force platform (Natus, San Carlos, CA). OBJECTIVE: To assess the test-retest reliability and practice effects of the SET protocol. DESIGN: Cohort. SETTING: Research Laboratory. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Fifty healthy adults (males=20, females=30, age=25...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091514/novel-strain-properties-distinguishing-sporadic-prion-diseases-sharing-prion-protein-genotype-and-prion-type
#11
Laura Cracco, Silvio Notari, Ignazio Cali, Man-Sun Sy, Shu G Chen, Mark L Cohen, Bernardino Ghetti, Brian S Appleby, Wen-Quan Zou, Byron Caughey, Jiri G Safar, Pierluigi Gambetti
In most human sporadic prion diseases the phenotype is consistently associated with specific pairings of the genotype at codon 129 of the prion protein gene and conformational properties of the scrapie PrP (PrP(Sc)) grossly identified types 1 and 2. This association suggests that the 129 genotype favours the selection of a distinct strain that in turn determines the phenotype. However, this mechanism cannot play a role in the phenotype determination of sporadic fatal insomnia (sFI) and a subtype of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) identified as sCJDMM2, which share 129 MM genotype and PrP(Sc) type 2 but are associated with quite distinct phenotypes...
January 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069562/effect-of-electroacupuncture-on-the-expression-of-agrin-and-acetylcholine-receptor-subtypes-in-rats-with-tibialis-anterior-muscular-atrophy-induced-by-sciatic-nerve-injection-injury
#12
Jianqi Yu, Meng Wang, Junying Liu, Xiaoming Zhang, Shengbo Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of electroacupuncture (EA) on mRNA and protein expression of agrin, acetylcholine receptor (AChR)-ε and AChR-γ in a rat model of tibialis anterior muscle atrophy induced by sciatic nerve injection injury, and to examine the underlying mechanism of action. METHODS: Fifty-four adult Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into four groups: healthy control group (CON, n=6); sciatic nerve injury group (SNI, n=24), comprising rats euthanased at 1, 2, 4 and 6 weeks, respectively, after penicillin injection-induced SNI (n=6 each); CON+EA group (n=12), comprising healthy rats euthanased at 4 and 6 weeks (after 2 and 4 weeks, respectively, of EA at GB30 and ST36); and SNI+EA group, comprising rats euthanased at 4 and 6 weeks (after 2 and 4 weeks, respectively, of EA)...
January 9, 2017: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047351/su-f-j-13-choosing-an-imrt-technique-in-the-treatment-of-head-and-neck-cancer-with-daily-localization-uncertainties
#13
T Lin, L Wang, T Galloway, C Ma
PURPOSE: Head and Neck cancer treatment with IMRT/VMAT has two choices: split-filed IMRT(SFI), in which the LAN is treated with a separate anterior field and the extended whole-field IMRT(WFI) in which LAN is included with the IMRT/VMAT field. This study shows that under the same dose limit criteria, choosing the technique becomes a critical issue if daily localization and immobilization altered the dose distribution. METHODS: Nine common head-and-neck cancer cases were chosen to illustrate how the daily localization and immobilization uncertainties affect to choose between SFI and WFI...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029485/shenfu-injection-for-improving-cellular-immunity-and-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-sepsis-or-septic-shock
#14
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Ning Zhang, Jianhua Liu, Zeliang Qiu, Yiping Ye, Jian Zhang, Tianzheng Lou
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of Shenfu injection (SFI) for enhancing cellular immunity and improving the clinical outcomes of patients with septic shock. METHODS: Patients with sepsis were randomly assigned to receive either SFI at a dose of 100mL every 24hours for 7 consecutive days or a placebo in addition to conventional therapy. The immunologic parameters were collected on days 1, 3, and 7 after the above treatments, and the clinical outcomes were updated for 28days...
January 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028723/shenfu-injection-inhibits-inflammation-in-patients-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-complicated-by-cardiac-shock
#15
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Yan-Yan Jin, Hai Gao, Xin-Yong Zhang, Hui Ai, Xiao-Lin Zhu, Jing Wang
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of Shenfu Injection (, SFI) on inflammatory factors in patients with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock (CS) treated with and intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP). METHODS: This study enrolled 60 patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) complicated by CS. Patients underwent IABP and emergency percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were randomly divided into two groups by random number table with 30 cases in each group, one given Sfitreatment (100 mL/24 h), one not...
March 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984099/recovery-of-sensorimotor-function-following-sciatic-nerve-injury-across-multiple-rat-strains
#16
Anindita Ganguly, Corissa McEwen, Erika L Troy, Raymond W Colburn, Anthony O Caggiano, Timothy J Schallert, Tom J Parry
BACKGROUND: Peripheral nerve injury (PNI) can result in neurodegenerative changes leading to motor, sensory and autonomic dysfunction. Injury to the rat sciatic nerve is used to model pathophysiologic processes following PNI and assess the efficacy of therapeutic interventions. Frequently, temporal changes in the sciatic functional index (SFI), a measure of sensorimotor integration are measured in rats to assess functional recovery following sciatic nerve injury. However, multiple rat strains and behavioral endpoints have been employed to investigate pathophysiology of PNI and impact of therapeutic intervention on recovery, raising the possibility that rat strain may influence the outcome of such studies...
October 29, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982519/microbiome-precision-editing-using-peg-as-a-selective-fermentation-initiator-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus
#17
Ming-Shan Kao, Stephen Huang, Wei-Lin Chang, Ming-Fa Hsieh, Chun-Jen Huang, Richard L Gallo, Chun-Ming Huang
Recent creation of a Unified Microbiome Initiative (UMI) has the aim of understanding how microbes interact with each other and with us. When pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus infects the skin, the interplay between S. aureus and skin commensal bacteria occurs. Our previous data revealed that skin commensal bacteria can mediate fermentation against the growth of USA300, a community-acquired methicillin-resistant S. aureus MRSA. By using a fermentation process with solid media on a small scale, we define poly(ethylene glycol) dimethacrylate (PEG-DMA) as a selective fermentation initiator which can specifically intensify the probiotic ability of skin commensal Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria...
April 2017: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898935/estimation-of-genetic-parameters-for-traits-associated-with-reproduction-lactation-and-efficiency-in-sows
#18
D M Thekkoot, R A Kemp, M F Rothschild, G S Plastow, J C M Dekkers
Increased milk production due to high litter size, coupled with low feed intake, results in excessive mobilization of sow body reserves during lactation, which can have detrimental effects on future reproductive performance. A possibility to prevent this is to improve sow lactation performance genetically, along with other traits of interest. The aim of this study was to estimate breed-specific genetic parameters (by parity, between parities, and across parities) for traits associated with lactation and reproduction in Yorkshire and Landrace sows...
November 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888086/effects-of-smoking-on-subjective-and-objective-measures-of-pain-intensity-functional-impairment-and-health-related-quality-of-life-in-lumbar-degenerative-disk-disease
#19
Holger Joswig, Martin N Stienen, Nicolas R Smoll, Marco V Corniola, Ivan Chau, Karl Schaller, Gerhard Hildebrandt, Oliver P Gautschi
BACKGROUND: Numerous studies assessed the effects of smoking on lumbar degenerative disk disease (DDD); they focused on patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) and yielded conflicting results. METHODS: In this 2-center study on consecutive patients receiving surgical treatment for lumbar DDD, subjective functional impairment (SFI) in terms of PROMs including visual analog scale back and leg pain, Roland-Morris, Oswestry Disability Index, Euro-Qol-5D, and a Short-Form 12 physical component summary was determined at baseline, 3 days, 6 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year postoperatively...
March 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876000/comparison-of-repair-of-peripheral-nerve-transection-in-predegenerated-muscle-with-and-without-a-vein-graft
#20
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jamshid Mohammadi, Hamdollah Delaviz, Bahram Mohammadi, Hamoun Delaviz, Parastou Rad
BACKGROUND: Despite substantial research into the topic and valiant surgical efforts, reconstruction of peripheral nerve injury remains a challenging surgery. This study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of axonal regeneration of a transected sciatic nerve through a vein conduit containing degenerated skeletal muscle compared with axonal regeneration in a transected sciatic nerve through degenerated skeletal muscle alone. METHODS: In two of the three experimental rat groups, 10 mm of the left sciatic nerve was transected and removed...
November 22, 2016: BMC Neurology
keyword
keyword
26043
1
2
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read
×

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"