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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936951/-preliminary-evaluation-of-sequential-therapy-by-high-flow-nasal-cannula-oxygen-therapy-following-endotracheal-tube-extubation-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients
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Zhengfang Zhu, Yuhao Liu, Qixing Wang, Sheng Wang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and effect of sequential treatment by the heated humidified high flow nasal cannula oxygen therapy (HFNC) in mechanically ventilated patients following endotracheal tube extubation. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial was conducted. Forty-nine patients with the sequential treatment after tracheal intubation extraction admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of Shanghai Tenth People's Hospital from January 1st to December 31st 2016 were enrolled...
September 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935038/bone-marrow-derived-tenascin-c-attenuates-cardiac-hypertrophy-by-controlling-inflammation
#2
Lei Song, Lai Wang, Fuqiang Li, Ada Yukht, Minghui Qin, Haley Ruther, Mingjie Yang, Aurelio Chaux, Prediman K Shah, Behrooz G Sharifi
BACKGROUND: Tenascin-C (TNC) is a highly conserved matricellular protein with a distinct expression pattern during development and disease. Remodeling of the left ventricle (LV) in response to pressure overload leads to the re-expression of the fetal gene program. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the function of TNC in cardiac hypertrophy in response to pressure overload. METHODS: Pressure overload was induced in TNC knockout and wild-type mice by constricting their abdominal aorta or by infusion of angiotensin II...
September 26, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932974/japanese-perspective-in-surgery-for-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Norihiko Shiiya, Naoki Washiyama, Kazumasa Tsuda, Ken Yamanaka, Daisuke Takahashi, Katsushi Yamashita, Kayoko Natsume, Yuki Takeuchi, Suguru Kubota, Yoshiro Matsui
OBJECTIVE: Operative mortality and morbidity after thoracoabdominal aortic surgery remain high. We report our strategy and outcomes, especially those of spinal cord protection. METHODS: Outcomes of 178 patients (age: 26-88 years) who underwent thoracoabdominal aortic replacement were retrospectively analyzed. 65 had aortic dissection, 14 had infected aneurysms, and 22 presented with rupture. Operations were non-elective in 24 and redo through re-thoracotomy in 21...
September 20, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932819/iga-and-igm-protein-primarily-drive-plasma-corona-induced-adhesion-reduction-of-plga-nanoparticles-in-human-blood-flow
#4
Daniel J Sobczynski, Omolola Eniola-Adefeso
The high abundance of immunoglobulins (Igs) in the plasma protein corona on poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA)-based vascular-targeted carriers (VTCs) has previously been shown to reduce their adhesion to activated endothelial cells (aECs) in human blood flow. However, the relative role of individual Ig classes (e.g., IgG, IgA, and IgM) in causing adhesion reduction remains largely unknown. Here, we characterized the influence of specific Ig classes in prescribing the binding efficiency of PLGA nano-sized VTCs in blood flow...
June 2017: Bioengineering & Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932360/very-late-bioresorbable-scaffold-thrombosis-and-reoccurrence-of-dissection-two-years-later-chronic-total-occlusion-recanalization-of-the-left-anterior-descending-artery
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Luigi Di Serafino, Plinio Cirillo, Tullio Niglio, Francesco Borgia, Bruno Trimarco, Giovanni Esposito, Eugenio Stabile
We describe the case of a patient presenting with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction due to very late scaffold thrombosis. The patient was already admitted for an elective percutaneous recanalization of a chronically occluded left anterior descending artery (LAD). The procedure was performed according the sub-intimal tracking and re-entry (STAR) technique with 4 bioresorbable vascular scaffolds implantation. However, even though the coronary flow was preserved at the end of the procedure, the dissected segment was only partially sealed at the distal segment of the LAD...
August 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927459/microarchitecture-of-the-tsetse-fly-proboscis
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Wendy Gibson, Lori Peacock, Rachel Hutchinson
BACKGROUND: Tsetse flies (genus Glossina) are large blood-sucking dipteran flies that are important as vectors of human and animal trypanosomiasis in sub-Saharan Africa. Tsetse anatomy has been well described, including detailed accounts of the functional anatomy of the proboscis for piercing host skin and sucking up blood. The proboscis also serves as the developmental site for the infective metacyclic stages of several species of pathogenic livestock trypanosomes that are inoculated into the host with fly saliva...
September 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926607/the-novel-mineralocorticoid-receptor-antagonist-finerenone-attenuates-neointima-formation-after-vascular-injury
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Jochen Dutzmann, Robert-Jonathan Musmann, Marco Haertlé, Jan-Marcus Daniel, Kristina Sonnenschein, Andreas Schäfer, Peter Kolkhof, Johann Bauersachs, Daniel G Sedding
BACKGROUND: The novel nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor (MR) antagonist finerenone holds promise to be safe and efficient in the treatment of patients with heart failure and/or chronic kidney disease. However, its effects on vascular function remain elusive. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the functional effect of selective MR antagonism by finerenone in vascular cells in vitro and the effect on vascular remodeling following acute vascular injury in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923407/an-automated-toolchain-for-the-data-driven-and-dynamical-modeling-of-combined-sewer-systems
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Sara C Troutman, Nathaniel Schambach, Nancy G Love, Branko Kerkez
The recent availability and affordability of sensors and wireless communications is poised to transform our understanding and management of water systems. This will enable a new generation of adaptive water models that can ingest large quantities of sensor feeds and provide the best possible estimates of current and future conditions. To that end, this paper presents a novel data-driven identification/learning toolchain for combined sewer and stormwater systems. The toolchain uses Gaussian Processes to model dry-weather flows (domestic wastewater) and dynamical System Identification to represent wet-weather flows (rainfall runoff)...
September 3, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923105/genetic-engineering-of-human-nk-cells-to-express-cxcr2-improves-migration-to-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Veronika Kremer, Maarten Ligtenberg, Rosa Zendehdel, Christina Seitz, Annet Duivenvoorden, Erik Wennerberg, Eugenia Colón, Ann-Helén Scherman-Plogell, Andreas Lundqvist
BACKGROUND: Adoptive natural killer (NK) cell transfer is being increasingly used as cancer treatment. However, clinical responses have so far been limited to patients with hematological malignancies. A potential limiting factor in patients with solid tumors is defective homing of the infused NK cells to the tumor site. Chemokines regulate the migration of leukocytes expressing corresponding chemokine receptors. Various solid tumors, including renal cell carcinoma (RCC), readily secrete ligands for the chemokine receptor CXCR2...
September 19, 2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922374/fractional-laser-exposure-induces-neutrophil-infiltration-n1-phenotype-into-the-tumor-and-stimulates-systemic-anti-tumor-immune-response
#10
Masayoshi Kawakubo, Shadmehr Demehri, Dieter Manstein
BACKGROUND: Ablative fractional photothermolysis (aFP) using a CO2 laser generates multiple small diameter tissue lesions within the irradiation field. aFP is commonly used for a wide variety of dermatological indications, including treatment of photodamaged skin and dyschromia, drug delivery and modification of scars due to acne, surgical procedures and burns. In this study we explore the utility of aFP for treating oncological indications, including induction of local tumor regression and inducing anti-tumor immunity, which is in marked contrast to current indications of aFP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919282/impact-of-pancreaticoduodenal-arcade-dilation-on-postoperative-outcomes-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Yusuke Nakayama, Motokazu Sugimoto, Tatsushi Kobayashi, Naoto Gotohda, Shinichiro Takahashi, Masahiko Kusumoto, Masaru Konishi
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of pancreaticoduodenal arcade (PDA) dilation on postoperative outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy. METHODS: Consecutive patients submitted to pancreaticoduodenectomy between 2008 and 2016 underwent preoperative multi-detector computed tomography, the images of which were re-reviewed. The patients were categorized according to the grade of PDA dilation into 3 groups (remarkably-dilated, slightly-dilated, and non-dilated)...
September 14, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919043/neocortical-dynamics-during-whisker-based-sensory-discrimination-in-head-restrained-mice
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Fritjof Helmchen, Ariel Gilad, Jerry L Chen
A fundamental task frequently encountered by brains is to rapidly and reliably discriminate between sensory stimuli of the same modality, be it distinct auditory sounds, odors, visual patterns, or tactile textures. A key mammalian brain structure involved in discrimination behavior is the neocortex. Sensory processing not only involves the respective primary sensory area, which is crucial for perceptual detection, but additionally relies on cortico-cortical communication among several regions including higher-order sensory areas as well as frontal cortical areas...
September 14, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916810/horizontal-extent-of-the-urban-heat-dome-flow
#13
Yifan Fan, Yuguo Li, Adrian Bejan, Yi Wang, Xinyan Yang
Urban heat dome flow, which is also referred to as urban heat island circulation, is important for urban ventilation and pollutant transport between adjacent cities when the background wind is weak or absent. A "dome-shaped" profile can form at the upper boundary of the urban heat island circulation. The horizontal extent of the heat dome is an important parameter for estimating the size of the area it influences. This study reviews the existing data on the horizontal extent of the urban heat dome flow, as determined by using either field measurements or numerical simulations...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914827/-endovascular-surgery-for-critical-ischemia-of-lower-extremities-with-suppurative-necrotic-lesion-of-the-feet
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K V Lipatov, S V Permyakov, A G Asatryan, A V Borodin, V K Gostishchev
AIM: To improve treatment of patients with grade IV chronic ischemia of lower extremities via endovascular angioplasty combined with surgical methods for suppurative-necrotic lesions of the feet. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 51 patients with grade IV chronic ischemia of lower extremities underwent endovascular interventions (balloon angioplasty, stenting). A total of 23 stents were deployed in 16 patients including 12 stents in superficial and common femoral arteries, 5 in popliteal artery, 6 in iliac artery...
2017: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910819/mechanisms-of-targeting-the-mdm2-p53-foxm1-axis-in-well-differentiated-intestinal-neuroendocrine-tumors
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Irina Grass, Franziska Briest, Dagmar Sedding, Markus Möbs, Friederike Christen, Joana Benecke, Karolin Fuchs, Daniel Kaemmerer, Stefanie Mende, Jörg Sänger, Almut Kunze, Christina Geisler, Helma Freitag, Florentine Lewens, Lina Worpenberg, Sara Iwaszkiewicz, Britta Siegmund, Wolfgang Walther, Michael Hummel, Patricia Grabowski
<br>Background/Aims: The tumor suppressor p53 is rarely mutated in gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NEN) but they frequently show a strong expression of p53 negative regulators, rendering these tumors excellent targets for a p53 recovery therapy. Therefore, we analyzed the mechanisms of a p53 recovery therapy on intestinal neuroendocrine tumors in vitro and in vivo. METHODS: By western blot and immunohistochemistry, we found that in GEP-NEN biopsy material overexpression of MDM2 was present in intestinal NEN...
September 14, 2017: Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902368/smad4-re-expression-increases-the-sensitivity-to-parthenolide-in-colorectal-cancer
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Xuemei Li, Huike Yang, Jia Ke, Baoquan Liu, Xiaohong Lv, Xinlei Li, Yafang Zhang
Parthenolide (PT), a sesquiterpene lactone extracted from the plant feverfew, has been demonstrated to have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties. Although PT has been revealed to markedly inhibit colorectal cancer cell proliferation, the inhibitory effects decrease with administration time. These findings revealed that colorectal cancer cells develop resistance to PT. However, the underlying mechanism is unclear. In the present study we observed significantly low expression of Smad4 in 3 PT-resistant cell lines (HCT‑116/PT, HT-29/PT and Caco-2/PT), which were obtained using in vitro concentration gradient-increased induction, but not in their parental cells...
October 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900041/predicting-extubation-outcome-by-cough-peak-flow-measured-using-a-built-in-ventilator-flow-meter
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Florent Gobert, Hodane Yonis, Romain Tapponnier, Raul Fernandez, Marie-Aude Labaune, Jean-François Burle, Jack Barbier, Bernard Vincent, Maria Cleyet, Jean-Christophe Richard, Claude Guérin
BACKGROUND: Successful weaning from mechanical ventilation depends on the patient's ability to cough efficiently. Cough peak flow (CPF) could predict extubation success using a dedicated flow meter but required patient disconnection. We aimed to predict extubation outcome using an overall model, including cough performance assessed by a ventilator flow meter. METHODS: This was a prospective observational study conducted from November 2014 to October 2015. Before and after a spontaneous breathing trial, subjects were encouraged to cough as strongly as possible before freezing the ventilator screen to assess CPF and tidal volume (VT) in the preceding inspiration...
September 12, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894737/fmeca-application-to-intraoperative-electron-beam-radiotherapy-procedure-as-a-quality-method-to-prevent-and-reduce-patient-s-risk-in-conservative-surgery-for-breast-cancer
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Cristiana Vidali, Mara Severgnini, Monica Urbani, Licia Toscano, Alfredo Perulli, Marina Bortul
INTRODUCTION: Failure Mode Effects and Criticalities Analysis (FMECA) represents a prospective method for risk assessment in complex medical practices. Our objective was to describe the application of FMECA approach to intraoperative electron beam radiotherapy (IOERT), delivered using a mobile linear accelerator, for the treatment of early breast cancer as an anticipated boost. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A multidisciplinary Working Group, including several different professional profiles, was created before the beginning of clinical practice in 2012, with the purpose of writing the Flow Chart and applying the FMECA methodology to IOERT procedure...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890304/hemodynamic-parameters-that-may-predict-false-lumen-growth-in-type-b-aortic-dissection-after-endovascular-repair-a-preliminary-study-on-long-term-multiple-follow-ups
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Huanming Xu, Zhenfeng Li, Huiwu Dong, Yilun Zhang, Jianyong Wei, Paul N Watton, Wei Guo, Duanduan Chen, Jiang Xiong
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) is commonly applied in type-B aortic dissection. For patients with dissection affects descending aorta and extends downward to involve abdominal aorta and possibly iliac arteries, false lumen (FL) expansion might occur post-TEVAR. Predictions of dissection development may assist in medical decision on re-intervention or surgery. In this study, two patients are selected with similar morphological features at initial presentation but with different long-term FL development post-TEVAR (stable and enlarged FL)...
September 7, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888435/resuscitation-and-growth-kinetics-of-sub-lethally-injured-listeria-monocytogenes-strains-following-fluorescence-activated-cell-sorting-facs
#20
Thulani Sibanda, Elna M Buys
This study investigated the effect of acid (pH4.2), osmotic (10% NaCl) and heat (55°C for 30min) stress induced injury on Listeria monocytogenes strains ATCC19115, 69, 159/10 and 243 using differential plating and flow cytometry coupled with membrane integrity indicators, thiazole orange (TO) and propidium iodide (PI) staining. Growth kinetics of injured cells sorted by fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) were studied at 4, 25 and 37°C. The percentage of cell injury detectable by both flow cytometry and differential plating varied significantly among strains and stress treatments (p<0...
October 2017: Food Research International
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