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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749627/acute-kidney-injury-in-pediatric-patients-diagnosis-and-management-in-the-emergency-department-digest
#1
Daniel Mohrer, Melissa Langhan, Pradip Chaudhari
Pediatric acute kidney injury is a condition that is underdiagnosed among children seen in the emergency department, and it has been associated with significant morbidity and mortality, including increased risk for chronic kidney disease. The most common etiologies in pediatric patients are now known to be due to hypovolemia, sepsis, shock, and cardiac dysfunction. This issue compares 3 classification systems for the diagnosis and staging of acute kidney injury and reviews the etiologies that lead to kidney injury in children...
May 22, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749609/ricochet-pollination-in-senna-fabaceae-petals-deflect-pollen-jets-and-promote-division-of-labour-among-flower-organs
#2
Thiago Amorim, Brigitte Marazzi, Arlete A Soares, Eliana R Forni-Martins, Celli R Muniz, Christian Westerkamp
Naturalists Fritz and Hermann Müller hypothesised that heteranthery often leads to a division of labour into 'feeding' and 'pollinating' stamens; the latter often being as long as the pistil so as to promote successful pollination on the bees' back. In many buzz-pollinated species of Senna, however, the so-called pollinating stamens are short and do not level with the stigma, raising the question of how pollen is shed on the bees' back. Here we explore a mechanism called "ricochet pollination". We test whether division of labour is achieved through the interaction between short lower stamens and strongly concave "deflector petals"...
July 27, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749604/a-simulation-of-dementia-epidemiology-and-resource-use-in-australia
#3
Lachlan B Standfield, Tracy Comans, Paul Scuffham
OBJECTIVES: The number of people in the developed world who have dementia is predicted to rise markedly. This study presents a validated predictive model to assist decision-makers to determine this population's future resource requirements and target scarce health and welfare resources appropriately. METHODS: A novel individual patient discrete event simulation was developed to estimate the future prevalence of dementia and related health and welfare resource use in Australia...
July 27, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749593/developing-better-practices-at-the-institutional-level-leads-to-better-outcomes-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy-in-3-378-patients-domestic-audit-of-the-japanese-society-of-pancreatic-surgery
#4
Sohei Satoi, Tomohisa Yamamoto, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Fuyuhiko Motoi, Manabu Kawai, Tsutomu Fujii, Keita Wada, Hidehito Arimitsu, Masayuki Sho, Ippei Matsumoto, Satoshi Hirano, Hiroaki Yanagimoto, Masayuki Ohtsuka, Michiaki Unno, Hiroki Yamaue, Masanori Kon
PURPOSE: To assess recent trends in pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) and the role of institutional standardization on the development of post-operative complications in 3,378 patients who underwent PD in Japan. METHODS: Data were collected from 3,378 patients who underwent PD in 2006, 2010, and 2014 at 53 institutions. A standardized institution (SI) was defined as one that implements ≥7 of 13 quality initiatives according to departmental policy. There were 1,223 patients in the SI group and 2,155 in the non-SI group...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749585/mir3954-is-a-trigger-of-phasirnas-that-affects-flowering-time-in-citrus
#5
Yuanlong Liu, Lili Ke, Guizhi Wu, Yuantao Xu, Xiaomeng Wu, Rui Xia, Xiuxin Deng, Qiang Xu
In plant, a few 22 nt miRNAs direct cleavages of their targets and trigger the biogenesis of phased small interfering RNAs (phasiRNAs) in plant. In this study, we characterized a miRNA triggering phasiRNAs generation, miR3954, and explored its downstream target genes and potential function. Our results demonstrated that miR3954 showed specific expression in the flowers of citrus species and it targeted a NAC transcription factor (Cs7g22460) and two non-coding RNA transcripts (lncRNAs, Cs1g09600 and Cs1g09635)...
July 27, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749583/chiral-sulfur-functional-groups-as-definers-of-the-chirality-at-the-metal-in-ir-and-rh-half-sandwich-complexes-a-combined-cd-x-ray-study
#6
Miguel A Sierra, Maria C de la Torre, Roberto Fernandez de la Pradilla, Alma Viso, Maria Frutos, Marta G Avello, Marina Velado, Heinz Gornitzka, Catherine Hemmert
Mesoionic carbenes (MIC) derived from triazolium salts containing chiral sulfoxide or sulfoximine functional groups lead to enantiopure chiral-at-metal Ir(III) and Rh(III) half-sandwich complexes, through the sequence MIC complexation-C-H aromatic activation. The process is efficient and totally diastereoselective in the formation of enantiopure five membered metallacycles. The use of the enantiomers of the sulfur chiral groups allows to prepare complexes having opposite configurations at the metal. Complete retention of the configuration at the metal center is observed during the formation of cationic Ir(III) complexes and upon insertion of alkynes into the Ir(III)-C bond, as demonstrated by a combined Circular Dichroism (CD)-X-ray study...
July 27, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749570/hepatocyte-derived-exosomes-promote-t-follicular-regulatory-cell-expansion-during-hcv-infection
#7
Dustin A Cobb, Lucy Golden-Mason, Hugo R Rosen, Young S Hahn
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a global health concern that can cause severe liver disease such as cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Control of HCV requires vigorous T cell responses, yet CD4(+) T cells in chronic HCV patients are dysfunctional. T follicular regulatory (Tfr) cells are a subset of regulatory T cells that suppress T follicular helper (Tfh) cells and the generation of high affinity antibody-producing B cells. In this study, we examined the accumulation of Tfr cells in the liver compartment during chronic HCV infection and defined the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying their expansion...
July 27, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749565/melatonin-suppresses-platelet-activation-and-function-against-cardiac-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-ppar%C3%AE-fundc1-mitophagy-pathways
#8
Hao Zhou, Dandan Li, Pingjun Zhu, Shunying Hu, Nan Hu, Sai Ma, Ying Zhang, Tianwen Han, Jun Ren, Feng Cao, Yundai Chen
Platelet activation is a major (patho-) physiological mechanism that underlies ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. In this study, we explored the molecular signals for platelet hyperactivity and investigated the beneficial effects of melatonin on platelet reactivity in response to I/R injury. After reperfusion, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ (PPARγ) was progressively downregulated in patients with acute myocardial infarction undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery and in mice with I/R injury model...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Pineal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749518/the-mechanism-and-regioselectivities-of-nhc-nickel-ii-hydride-catalyzed-cycloisomerization-of-dienes-a-computational-study
#9
Yuan Gao, K N Houk, Chun-Yu Ho, Xin Hong
Transition metal-catalyzed hydroalkenylation is widely applied in organic synthesis to construct carbon-carbon bonds and synthesize substituted alkenes. In this work, the mechanism and regioselectivities of [(NHC)NiH](+)-catalyzed intramolecular cycloisomerization of dienes are studied by density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Through an initial hydride insertion, [(NHC)NiH](+) reacts with the diene substrate to generate the alkyl nickel species. This alkyl nickel species is the resting state of the catalytic cycle, and the hydroalkenylation reaction involves sequential olefin insertion and β-hydride transfer...
July 27, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749516/computational-prediction-of-high-methane-storage-capacity-in-v-mof-74
#10
Seokwon Hyeon, Young-Chul Kim, Jihan Kim
The methane adsorption properties in M-MOF-74 (M = Mg, Ti, V, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Cu, and Zn) were investigated for potential adsorbed natural gas (ANG) vehicle applications. In particular, density functional theory (DFT) simulations were conducted to derive the force field parameters that were used in the grand canonical Monte Carlo (GCMC) simulations to obtain the methane adsorption isotherm curves. Our results indicate that commonly used DFT exchange correlation functionals (e.g. vdW-DF, vdW-DF2, PBE+D2) overestimated the methane binding strength to the metal sites, leading to inaccurate description of the adsorption properties...
July 27, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749473/slc39a8-deficiency-biochemical-correction-and-major-clinical-improvement-by-manganese-therapy
#11
Julien H Park, Max Hogrebe, Manfred Fobker, Renate Brackmann, Barbara Fiedler, Janine Reunert, Stephan Rust, Konstantinos Tsiakas, René Santer, Marianne Grüneberg, Thorsten Marquardt
PurposeSLC39A8 deficiency is a severe inborn error of metabolism that is caused by impaired function of manganese metabolism in humans. Mutations in SLC39A8 lead to impaired function of the manganese transporter ZIP8 and thus manganese deficiency. Due to the important role of Mn(2+) as a cofactor for a variety of enzymes, the resulting phenotype is complex and severe. The manganese-dependence of β-1,4-galactosyltransferases leads to secondary hypoglycosylation, making SLC39A8 deficiency both a disorder of trace element metabolism and a congenital disorder of glycosylation...
July 27, 2017: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749469/zinc-oxide-nanoparticles-harness-autophagy-to-induce-cell-death-in-lung-epithelial-cells
#12
Jun Zhang, Xia Qin, Bin Wang, Ge Xu, Zhexue Qin, Jian Wang, Lanxiang Wu, Xiangwu Ju, Diptiman D Bose, Feng Qiu, Honghao Zhou, Zhen Zou
Although zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnONPs) are widely used, they have raised concerns of toxicity in humans. Previous studies have indicated that reactive oxygen species (ROS) and autophagy are involved in the cytotoxicity of ZnONPs, but the regulatory mechanisms between autophagy and ROS remain to be elucidated. Herein, we comprehensively investigated the regulatory mechanism of autophagy and the link between autophagy and ROS in ZnONPs-treated lung epithelial cells. We demonstrated that ZnONPs could induce autophagy, and this process could enhance the dissolution of ZnONPs in lysosomes to release zinc ions...
July 27, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749455/primary-biliary-cholangitis-alters-functional-connections-of-the-brain-s-deep-gray-matter
#13
Victoria A L Mosher, Mark G Swain, Jack X Q Pang, Gilaad G Kaplan, Keith A Sharkey, Glenda M MacQueen, Bradley G Goodyear
OBJECTIVES: Fatigue, itch, depressed mood, and cognitive impairment significantly impact the quality of life of many patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). Previous neuroimaging studies of non-hepatic diseases suggest that these symptoms are often associated with dysfunction of deep gray matter brain regions. We used resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (rsfMRI) to determine whether PBC patients exhibit altered functional connections of deep gray matter. METHODS: Twenty female non-cirrhotic PBC patients and 21 age/gender-matched controls underwent rsfMRI...
July 27, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749434/unsolved-puzzles-surrounding-hcv-immunity-heterologous-immunity-adds-another-dimension
#14
REVIEW
Babita Agrawal, Shakti Singh, Nancy Gupta, Wen Li, Satish Vedi, Rakesh Kumar
Chronic infection with hepatitis C virus (HCV) afflicts 3% of the world's population and can lead to serious and late-stage liver diseases. Developing a vaccine for HCV is challenging because the correlates of protection are uncertain and traditional vaccine approaches do not work. Studies of natural immunity to HCV in humans have resulted in many enigmas. Human beings are not immunologically naïve because they are continually exposed to various environmental microbes and antigens, creating large populations of memory T cells...
July 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749401/use-of-real-time-ultrasound-for-locating-tip-position-in-neonates-undergoing-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-insertion-a-pilot-study
#15
Nagsen Telang, Deepak Sharma, Oleti Tejo Pratap, Hemasree Kandraju, Srinivas Murki
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Securing long-term venous access is an essential part of sick newborn care. The malposition of central line tip leads to several complications. There is a need for an easily available bedside investigating tool to diagnose these malpositions. This study was done to compare the effectiveness of real-time ultrasound (RTUS) with X-ray in identifying the peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line tip. METHODS: This pilot observational study was conducted in a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary care hospital in India, from June 2012 to June 2013...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749377/optical-response-in-weyl-semimetal-in-model-with-gapped-dirac-phase
#16
Soumya Prasad Mukherjee, Jules P Carbotte
We study the optical properties of Weyl semimetal (WSM) in a model which features, in addition to the usual term describing isolated Dirac cones proportional to the Fermi velocity $v_{F}$, a gap term $m$ and a Zeeman spin-splitting term $b$ with broken time reversal symmetry. Transport is treated within Kubo formalism and particular attention is payed to the modifications that result from a finite $m$ and $b$. We consider how these modifications change when a finite residual scattering rate $\Gamma$ is included...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749376/ag-nanoparticles-decorated-molybdenum-oxide-structures-growth-characterizations-dft-studies-and-their-application-for-enhanced-field-emission
#17
Puspendu Guha, Arnab Ghosh, Ranjit Thapa, E Mathan Kumar, Sabarikirishwaran Ponnambalam, Ranveer Singh, Parlapalli V Satyam
We report a simple single step growth of α-MoO<sub>3</sub> structures and energetically suitable site specific Ag nanoparticles (NPs) decorated α-MoO<sub>3</sub> structures on varied substrates, having almost similar morphologies and oxygen vacancies. We have elucidated possible growth mechanism in the light of experimental findings and density functional theoretical (DFT) calculations. We have experimentally established and verified by DFT calculations that MoO<sub>3</sub>(010) surface as weakly interacting and stable surface compared to other orientations...
July 27, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749348/fast-simulation-of-dynamic-ultrasound-images-using-the-gpu
#18
Sigurd Storve, Hans Torp
Simulated ultrasound data is a valuable tool for development and validation of quantitative image analysis methods in echocardiography. Unfortunately, simulation time can become prohibitive for phantoms consisting of a large number of point-scatterers. The COLE algorithm by Gao et al. is a fast convolution-based simulator that trades simulation accuracy for improved speed. We present highly efficient parallelized CPU- and GPU-implementations of the COLE algorithm with an emphasis on dynamic simulations involving moving pointscatterers...
July 25, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749331/pertussis-surveillance-and-control-exploring-variations-and-delays-in-testing-laboratory-diagnostics-and-public-health-service-notifications-the-netherlands-2010-to-2013
#19
Jeanne Heil, Henriëtte L G Ter Waarbeek, Christian J P A Hoebe, Peter H A Jacobs, Dirk W van Dam, Thera A M Trienekens, Jochen W L Cals, Inge H M van Loo, Nicole H T M Dukers-Muijrers
Pertussis is most severe among unvaccinated infants (< 1 year of age), and still leads to several reported deaths in the Netherlands every year. In order to avoid pertussis-related infant morbidity and mortality, pertussis surveillance data are used to guide pertussis control measures. However, more insight into the accuracy of pertussis surveillance and control, and into the range of healthcare and public health-related factors that impede this are needed. We analysed a unique combination of data sources from one Dutch region of 1...
July 13, 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749326/pneumococcal-neuraminidase-activates-tgf-%C3%AE-signalling
#20
Nina Gratz, Lip Nam Loh, Beth Mann, Geli Gao, Robert Carter, Jason Rosch, Elaine I Tuomanen
Neuraminidase A (NanA) is an important virulence factor that is anchored to the pneumococcal cell wall and cleaves sialic acid on host substrates. We noted that a secreted allele of NanA was over-represented in invasive pneumococcal isolates and promoted the development of meningitis when swapped into the genome of non-meningitis isolates replacing cell wall-anchored NanA. Both forms of recombinant NanA directly activated transforming growth factor (TGF)-β, increased SMAD signalling and promoted loss of endothelial tight junction ZO-1...
July 28, 2017: Microbiology
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