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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729014/evaluating-ureteral-patency-in-the-post-indigo-carmine-era-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Cara Grimes, Sonali Patankar, Timothy Ryntz, Nisha Philip, Khara Simpson, Mireille Truong, Connie Young, Arnold Advincula, Obianuju S Madueke-Laveaux, Ryan Walters, Cande V Ananth, Jin Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: Many gynecologic, urologic and pelvic reconstructive surgeries require accurate intra-operative evaluation of ureteral patency. OBJECTIVE: We performed a randomized controlled trial to compare surgeon satisfaction with four methods of evaluating ureteral patency during cystoscopy at the time of benign gynecologic or pelvic reconstructive surgery: oral phenazopyridine, intravenous sodium fluorescein, mannitol bladder distention and normal saline bladder distention...
July 17, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727570/hyperosmotic-stress-stimulates-autophagy-via-polycystin-2
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Daniel Peña-Oyarzun, Rodrigo Troncoso, Catalina Kretschmar, Cecilia Hernando, Mauricio Budini, Eugenia Morselli, Sergio Lavandero, Alfredo Criollo
Various intracellular mechanisms are activated in response to stress, leading to adaptation or death. Autophagy, an intracellular process that promotes lysosomal degradation of proteins, is an adaptive response to several types of stress. Osmotic stress occurs under both physiological and pathological conditions, provoking mechanical stress and activating various osmoadaptive mechanisms. Polycystin-2 (PC2), a membrane protein of the polycystin family, is a mechanical sensor capable of activating the cell signaling pathways required for cell adaptation and survival...
July 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726590/a-method-of-managing-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-in-the-absence-of-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-the-ice-protocol
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Randall Chesnut, Nancy Temkin, Sureyya Dikmen, Carlos Rondina, Walter Videtta, Gustavo Petroni, Silvia Lujan, Victor Alanis, Antonio Luis Eiras Falcao, Gustavo La Fuente, Luis Gonzalez, Manuel Jibaja, Arturo Lavendez, Freddy Sandi Lora, Roberto Merida, Ricardo Romero, James Pridgeon, Jason Barber, Joan Machamer, Kelley Chaddock
Purpose - The imaging- and clinical-examination (ICE) algorithm used in the BEST TRIP ICP randomized controlled trial is the only prospectively investigated clinical protocol for TBI management without ICP monitoring. As the default literature standard, it warrants careful evaluation. Methods - We present the ICE protocol in detail and analyse the demographics, outcome, treatment intensity, frequency of intervention usage, and related adverse events in the ICE-protocol cohort. Results - The 167 ICE protocol patients were young (median 29 years) with a median Glasgow Coma Scale motor score of 4 but with anisocoria or abnormal pupillary reactivity in 40%...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725664/morphotypes-and-pigment-profiles-of-halophilic-bacteria-practical-data-useful-for-novelty-taxonomic-categorization-and-for-describing-novel-species-or-new-taxa
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Bhagwan N Rekadwad, Chandrahasya N Khobragade
Halophilic bacteria were isolated from oil spill samples collected from West-coast of Goa. Bacteria were isolated from oil studded soil, salt marsh and offshore samples (A, A7, CSM, CB and CM) collected along the West coastline in Goa (India) i.e. Arambol beach, Calanguate beach, Candolim beach and Colva beach on Zobell Marine agar, R2A agar, Mannitol salt agar and Blood agar at temperature 22 to 24 °C. Isolates showed growth in the presence of hydrocarbons (1% phenanthrene and 2% bitumen). Diverse profiles of pigments were observed on different nutrient medium...
August 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720537/inhaled-powder-formulation-of-naked-sirna-using-spray-drying-technology-with-l-leucine-as-dispersion-enhancer
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Michael Y T Chow, Yingshan Qiu, Fiona F K Lo, Hinson H S Lin, Hak-Kim Chan, Philip C L Kwok, Jenny K W Lam
Pulmonary delivery of short interfering RNA (siRNA) has been widely studied in both animal and clinical studies to treat various respiratory diseases by gene silencing through RNA interference. Some of these studies showed that the administration of naked siRNA (without the use of any delivery vectors) could achieve satisfactory gene silencing effect, a unique feature to pulmonary delivery. Liquid aerosols were mostly used with very limited studies on the use of powder aerosols for siRNA. In this study, siRNA was co-spray dried with mannitol and L-leucine, the latter being a dispersion enhancer...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719814/enantiomeric-separation-of-seven-%C3%AE-agonists-by-nace-study-of-chiral-selectivity-with-diacetone-d-mannitol-boric-acid-complex
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Lili Lv, Lijuan Wang, Jun Li, Yajun Jiao, Shengnan Gao, Jiachang Wang, Hongyuan Yan
A rapid and effective nonaqueous capillary electrophoresis (NACE)-ultraviolet (UV) method was developed for the enantiomeric separation of seven β-agonists. Diacetone-d-mannitol-boric acid complex was used as a new chiral selector. It was in situ synthesized by the reaction of diacetone-d-mannitol and boric acid in methanol medium containing triethylamine. The effects of diacetone-d-mannitol, boric acid, and triethylamine concentrations on the enantioseparation were carefully investigated. Under the optimized conditions, baseline enantioseparation could be obtained for six of the tested β-agonists within 12min...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719336/infant-nutritional-status-feeding-practices-enteropathogen-exposure-socioeconomic-status-and-illness-are-associated-with-gut-barrier-function-as-assessed-by-the-lactulose-mannitol-test-in-the-mal-ed-birth-cohort
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Gwenyth O Lee, Benjamin J J McCormick, Jessica C Seidman, Margaret N Kosek, Rashidul Haque, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Aldo A M Lima, Zulfiqar A Bhutta, Gagandeep Kang, Amidou Samie, Caroline Amour, Carl J Mason, Tahmeed Ahmed, Pablo Peñataro Yori, Domingos B Oliveira, Didar Alam, Sudhir Babji, Pascal Bessong, Estomih Mduma, Sanjaya K Shrestha, Ramya Ambikapathi, Dennis R Lang, Michael Gottlieb, Richard L Guerrant, Laura E Caulfield, For The Mal-Ed Network Investigators
The lactulose mannitol (LM) dual sugar permeability test is the most commonly used test of environmental enteropathy in developing countries. However, there is a large but conflicting literature on its association with enteric infection and host nutritional status. We conducted a longitudinal cohort using a single field protocol and comparable laboratory procedures to examine intestinal permeability in multiple, geographically diverse pediatric populations. Using a previously published systematic review to guide the selection of factors potentially associated with LM test results, we examined the relationships between these factors and mucosal breach, represented by percent lactulose excretion; absorptive area, represented by percent mannitol excretion; and gut barrier function, represented by the L/M ratio...
July 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717368/community-acquired-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-carriage-rate-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-in-a-tertiary-center-iran
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Shervin Shokouhi, Ilad Alavi Darazam, Mohammad-Hossein Zamanian
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed to determine frequency and antimicrobial susceptibility of Community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) among colonized patients in outpatient status. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 2000 nasal nares specimens were collected and inoculated on mannitol salt agar. MRSAs were identified based on mannitol positivity and coagulase test followed by cefoxitin disc diffusion test. Antimicrobial susceptibility of MRSA isolates was performed by E-test method for vancomycin and doxycycline as well as disc diffusion method for sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (SMX-TMP), erythromycin, linezolid, and clindamycin...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714488/nasal-carriage-rate-of-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-among-health-care-workers-at-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-kathmandu-nepal
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S Khatri, N D Pant, R Bhandari, K L Shrestha, C D Shrestha, N Adhikari, A Poudel
BACKGROUND: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is one of the most common causes of nosocomial infections. Due to its multidrug resistant nature; infections due to Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus are often very difficult to treat. Colonized health care workers are the important sources of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. The objectives of this study were to determine the nasal carriage rate of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus among health care workers at Kathmandu Medical College and Teaching Hospital, Nepal and to assess their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712906/a-comparison-of-pharmacologic-therapeutic-agents-used-for-the-reduction-of-intracranial-pressure-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Ahmed M Alnemari, Brianna M Krafcik, Tarek R Mansour, Daniel Gaudin
OBJECTIVE: In neurotrauma care, a better understanding of treatments following traumatic brain injury (TBI) has led to a significant decrease in morbidity and mortality in this population. TBI represents a significant medical problem, and complications following TBI are associated with the initial injury and post-event intracranial processes such as elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) and brain edema. Consequently, appropriate therapeutic interventions are required to reduce brain tissue damage and improve cerebral perfusion...
July 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711538/cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis-secondary-to-idiopathic-hypertrophic-cranial-pachymeningitis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Kaiyuan Huang, Qingsheng Xu, Yuankun Ma, Renya Zhan, Jian Shen, Jianwei Pan
BACKGOUND AND IMPORTANCE: Idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis (IHCP) is a rare fibrosing inflammatory process involving the dura mater. Currently, there is no consensus on the treatments for IHCP, and the usefulness of immunosuppressive agents as a first-line option remains controversial. Cerebral venous sinus occlusion (CVSO) and cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) secondary to IHCP, which may cause progressive intracranial hypertension and venous obstructive parenchymal lesions, make the diagnosis and treatment of IHCP more complicated...
July 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706883/effects-of-mannitol-20-on-outcomes-in-nontraumatic-intracerebral-hemorrhage
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Bahram Aminmansour, Homayoun Tabesh, Majid Rezvani, Hossain Poorjafari
BACKGROUND: A large number of stroke patients are not the perfect candidate for craniotomy and invasive procedures, so providing an alternative and noninvasive method, which is applicable in terms of costs and facilities, is necessary. Thus, the present study aimed to determine the effects of mannitol 20% on outcome of the patients with nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) in patients admitted to Isfahan's Al-Zahra Hospital during 2012 and 2013. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a clinical trial study which is conducted during 2012-2013 in Isfahan's Al-Zahra Hospital...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704937/attenuation-of-red-blood-cell-storage-lesions-with-vitamin-c
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Kimberly Sanford, Bernard J Fisher, Evan Fowler, Alpha A Fowler, Ramesh Natarajan
Stored red blood cells (RBCs) undergo oxidative stress that induces deleterious metabolic, structural, biochemical, and molecular changes collectively referred to as "storage lesions". We hypothesized that vitamin C (VitC, reduced or oxidized) would reduce red cell storage lesions, thus prolonging their storage duration. Whole-blood-derived, leuko-reduced, SAGM (saline-adenine-glucose-mannitol)-preserved RBC concentrates were equally divided into four pediatric storage bags and the following additions made: (1) saline (saline); (2) 0...
July 12, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702937/genetic-engineering-strategies-for-biotic-and-abiotic-stress-tolerance-and-quality-enhancement-in-horticultural-crops-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Nehanjali Parmar, Kunwar Harendra Singh, Deepika Sharma, Lal Singh, Pankaj Kumar, J Nanjundan, Yasin Jeshima Khan, Devendra Kumar Chauhan, Ajay Kumar Thakur
Genetic engineering technique offers myriads of applications in improvement of horticultural crops for biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, and produce quality enhancement. During last two decades, a large number of transgenic horticultural crops has been developed and more are underway. A number of genes including natural and synthetic Cry genes, protease inhibitors, trypsin inhibitors and cystatin genes have been used to incorporate insect and nematode resistance. For providing protection against fungal and bacterial diseases, various genes like chitinase, glucanase, osmotin, defensin and pathogenesis-related genes are being transferred to many horticultural crops world over...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699761/comparison-of-intermolecular-forces-in-anhydrous-sorbitol-and-solvent-cocrystals
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Teresa Mildred Dierks, Timothy Michael Korter
The hygroscopicity of solid sorbitol is important for its utilization as a sweetener in the pharmaceutical and food industries. The molecular foundations of sorbitol hydration characteristics are explored here using two solvated cocrystals, sorbitol-water and sorbitol-pyridine. In this work, solid-state density functional theory and terahertz time-domain spectroscopy were used to evaluate the relative stabilities of these cocrystals as compared to anhydrous sorbitol in terms of conformational and cohesive energies...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699498/is-the-addition-of-a-polyol-to-hyaluronic-acid-a-significant-advance-in-the-treatment-of-osteoarthritis
#16
Thierry Conrozier
Viscosupplementation with intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid is recommended as a second line treatment for knee OA, after failure of non-pharmacological modalities and usual pain killers. Nevertheless there is still controversies regarding clinical relevance of its effects. Research is looking at the best means to improve the performance of viscosupplementation in order to obtain a faster, more sustainable and more marked effect. Antioxidants have been assessed in combination with hyaluronic acid because the injected hyaluronate is rapidly degraded by the reactive oxygen species present in large amounts in the OA synovial fluid, limiting its residence time into the joint...
July 10, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698930/proliposome-powders-for-the-generation-of-liposomes-the-influence-of-carbohydrate-carrier-and-separation-conditions-on-crystallinity-and-entrapment-of-a-model-antiasthma-steroid
#17
Iftikhar Khan, Sakib Yousaf, Sneha Subramanian, Mohamed Albed Alhnan, Waqar Ahmed, Abdelbary Elhissi
Formulation effects on the entrapment of beclometasone dipropionate (BDP) in liposomes generated by hydration of proliposomes were studied, using the high-density dispersion medium deuterium oxide in comparison to deionized water (DW). Proliposomes incorporating BDP (2 mol% of the lipid phase consisting of soya phosphatidylcholine (SPC) and cholesterol; 1:1) were manufactured, using lactose monohydrate (LMH), sorbitol or D-mannitol as carbohydrate carriers (1:5 w/w lipid to carrier). Following hydration of proliposomes, separation of BDP-entrapped liposomes from the unentrapped (free) BDP at an optimized centrifugation duration of 90 min and a centrifugation force of 15,500g were identified...
July 11, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693485/three-members-of-medicago-truncatula-st-family-are-ubiquitous-during-development-and-modulated-by-nutritional-status-mtst1-and-dehydration-mtst2-and-mtst3
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Lucía Albornos, Ignacio Martín, Emilia Labrador, Berta Dopico
BACKGROUND: ShooT specific/Specific Tissue (ST) belong to a protein family of unknown function characterized by the DUF2775 domain and produced in specific taxonomic plant families, mainly Fabaceae and Asteraceae, with the Medicago truncatula ST family being the largest. The putative roles proposed for this family are cell elongation, biotic interactions, abiotic stress and N reserve. The aim of this work was to go deeper into the role of three M. truncatula ST proteins, namely ST1, ST2 and ST3...
July 10, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689070/biosurfactant-production-from-pseudomonas-taiwanensis-l1011-and-its-application-in-accelerating-the-chemical-and-biological-decolorization-of-azo-dyes
#19
Cong Liu, Yanting You, Ruofei Zhao, Di Sun, Peng Zhang, Jihong Jiang, Aihua Zhu, Weijie Liu
Dye dispersion and the interaction efficiency between azoreductases and dye molecules are rate-limiting steps for the decolorization of azo dyes. In this study, a biosurfactant-producing strain, Pseudomonas taiwanensis L1011, was isolated from crude oil. To increase the yield of the biosurfactant BS-L1011 from P. taiwanensis L1011, culture conditions were optimized including temperature, initial pH, carbon source, nitrogen source and C/N ratio. A maximum yield of 1.12g/L of BS-L1011 was obtained using D-mannitol as carbon source and yeast extract/urea as compound nitrogen source with C/N ratio of 10/4, pH 7...
July 6, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686532/management-of-hydrocephalus-associated-with-autoimmune-diseases-a-series-of-19-cases
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Baitao Ma, Hao Wu, Hexiang Yin, Jianbo Chang, Li Wang, Renzhi Wang, Wenbin Ma, Yongning Li, Jian Guan, Jinjing Liu, Junji Wei
OBJECTIVES: To analyze the diagnosis and treatment of hydrocephalus associated with autoimmune diseases and to explore the possible mechanism of hydrocephalus in these patients. METHODS: A retrospective case series study was conducted at Peking Union Medical College Hospital, Beijing, China. Files were retrieved from the hospital archives by screening records from Jan 1990 to Jan 2016. Medical records were screened for data regarding (1) the number of patients diagnosed with hydrocephalus associated with autoimmune diseases, (2) the clinical manifestation of hydrocephalus associated with autoimmune disease, and (3) the outcomes of these patients treated with medication or ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS)...
July 7, 2017: Autoimmunity
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