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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456384/tea-polyphenols-and-prevention-of-epigenetic-aberrations-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Arundhati Bag, Niladri Bag
Tea polyphenols are secondary metabolites of tea plants and are well known for beneficial health effects. They can protect from a variety of illnesses including cancers. Tea polyphenols can prevent cancer by modulating epigenetic aberrations taking place in DNA methylation, histone modifications, and micro-RNAs. By altering these epimutations, they regulate chromatin dynamics and expression of genes those induce or suppress cancer formation. However, majority of the studies in existing literature are carried out for green tea polyphenols rather than black tea polyphenols despite the fact that black tea is the most commonly consumed form of tea (78%) followed by green tea (20%) and other forms of tea...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455145/heavy-metals-dispersion-during-thermal-treatment-of-plastic-bags-and-its-recovery
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Ohidul Alam, Sijia Wang, Wentao Lu
One of the main worries for thermal treatment of plastic bag (PB) is the air pollution resulting from heavy metal (HM) evaporation and emission. The quest of the study was to investigate their fate during thermal treatment varying with temperature and atmosphere to explore the appropriate treatment technology. Four commonly consumed polymer bags such as PE, HDPE, LDPE and PVC were selected for the analysis. The elemental compositions, heating values and total metal contents of the samples were measured by an elemental analyzer, a sulphur/halogen analyzer, a bomb calorimeter and an ICP-OES, respectively...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454629/postoperative-pain-and-analgesia-administration-in-children-after-urological-outpatient-procedures
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A Schröder, F A Campbell, W A Farhat, J L Pippi Salle, D J Bägli, A J Lorenzo, M A Koyle
INTRODUCTION: There are limited data about pain patterns, analgesic requirements and factors predicting opioid requirements of children undergoing outpatient urologic surgery. This prospective study aimed to assess recovery profiles and pain medication requirements. METHODS: Patients between 6 months and 12 years of age were recruited prospectively between December 2013 and June 2014. Demographic and operative characteristics were collected. Following discharge home, the parents were asked to administer both acetaminophen and ibuprofen Q6H at a weight-adjusted dose, based on a schedule, until the end of postoperative day 2, and to administer the medication as required on postoperative day 3...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454335/earliella-scabrosa-associated-postoperative-endophthalmitis-after-phacoemulsification-with-intraocular-lens-implantation-a-case-report
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Hong He, Xiaolian Chen, Hongshan Liu, Jiaochan Wu, Xingwu Zhong
BACKGROUND: Postoperative endophthalmitis after cataract surgery is a severe eye infection that can lead to irreversible blindness in the affected eye. The characteristics, treatment and prognosis of this disease vary because of its association with different pathogens. Here, we report what is possibly the first case of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery to be associated with the rare pathogen Earliella scabrosa. CASE PRESENTATION: A 56-year-old man from Hainan Island (China) with a history of phacoemulsification and type II diabetes mellitus underwent intraocular lens (IOL) implantation...
February 17, 2018: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451997/poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-as-a-slow-release-drug-carrying-matrix-for-methotrexate-coated-onto-intraocular-lenses-to-conquer-posterior-capsule-opacification
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Stefan A Kassumeh, Christian M Wertheimer, Annabel von Studnitz, Anna Hillenmayer, Claudia Priglinger, Armin Wolf, Wolfgang J Mayer, Daniel Teupser, Lesca M Holdt, Siegfried G Priglinger, Kirsten H Eibl-Lindner
PURPOSE: Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) still represents the main long-term complication of cataract surgery. Research into pharmacologic PCO prophylaxis is extensive. One promising candidate drug is methotrexate (MTX). Our aim is to determine the in vitro feasibility of MTX-loaded poly(lactic-co-glycolic) (PLGA) biomatrices sprayed on intraocular lenses (IOLs) as a drug-delivery implant. METHODS: Hydrophilic and hydrophobic acrylic IOLs were spray-coated with MTX-loaded PLGA...
February 16, 2018: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450933/face-cooling-reveals-a-relative-inability-to-increase-cardiac-parasympathetic-activation-during-passive-heat-stress
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Zachary J Schlader, Morgan C O'Leary, James R Sackett, Blair D Johnson
We tested the hypothesis that passive heat stress attenuates the increase in cardiac parasympathetic stimulation, vascular resistance, and blood pressure evoked by face cooling. During normothermia and when intestinal temperature was elevated by 1.0 ± 0.2°C, eleven healthy young adults underwent 3 min of face cooling. Face cooling was accomplished by placing a 2.5 L bag of ice water (0 ± 0°C) over the cheeks, eyes, and forehead. Primary variables included forehead skin temperature, mean arterial pressure, and systemic, forearm and cutaneous vascular resistances...
February 15, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448831/pleural-drainage-using-drainage-bag-for-thoracoscopic-lobectomy
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Ming-Ho Wu, Han-Yun Wu
Objective This study was designed to compare the effectiveness and convenience of a drainage bag and a chest bottle following thoracoscopic lobectomy. Methods We conducted a test to ensure that the drainage bag was characterized by easy drainage and an antireflux effect. Thereafter, the drainage bag was used in all thoracic operations in our service. To understand the usefulness of the drainage bag, a retrospective cohort study enrolled 30 patients who had a drainage bag after thoracoscopic lobectomy and compared them with 30 similar patients operated on previously who had chest bottles...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446685/inactivation-of-salmonella-and-surrogate-bacteria-on-cashews-and-macadamia-nuts-exposed-to-commercial-propylene-oxide-processing-conditions
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Thomas Saunders, Jian Wu, Robert C Williams, Haibo Huang, Monica A Ponder
Propylene oxide (PPO), a chemical fumigant, has been validated to reduce Salmonella on bulk almonds but has not been evaluated for other tree nuts. There is a need to identify nonpathogenic surrogate microorganisms whose inactivation is comparable to that of Salmonella to assure effective PPO processing parameters in different packaging configurations without introducing Salmonella into the pasteurization facility. The objective of this research was to compare the reduction of Salmonella and three potential surrogate bacterial strains, Enterococcus faecium ATCC 8459, Pediococcus acidilactici ATCC 8042, or Staphylococcus carnosus ATCC 51365, on cashews and macadamia nuts processed by using PPO...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443508/development-of-an-infection-responsive-fluorescent-sensor-for-the-early-detection-of-urinary-catheter-blockage
#9
Scarlet Milo, Florianne B Acosta, Hollie J Hathaway, Laura A Wallace, Naing T Thet, A Toby A Jenkins
Formation of crystalline biofilms following infection by Proteus mirabilis can lead to encrustation and blockage of long-term indwelling catheters, with serious clinical consequences. We describe a simple sensor, placed within the catheter drainage bag, to alert of impending blockage via a urinary color change. The pH-responsive sensor is a dual-layered polymeric "lozenge", able to release the self-quenching dye 5(6)-carboxyfluorescein in response to the alkaline urine generated by the expression of bacterial urease...
February 14, 2018: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443410/a-tale-of-two-ports-an-in-vitro-comparison-of-flow-characteristics-for-therapeutic-plasma-exchange
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Nicole De Simone, Ravi Sarode
Tunneled central venous catheters with ports are increasingly used for therapeutic apheresis procedures. Vortex ports have been used as access for therapeutic apheresis procedures, but are not ideal for therapeutic plasma exchange (TPE) procedures due to lower flow rates. We performed an in vitro experiment to compare flow characteristics of the single-lumen Vortex port (AngioDynamics) with the single-lumen TidalPort (Norfolk Medical). We used expired red blood cell units and adjusted the hematocrit to 40% with normal saline in a 2-L bag...
February 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443046/a-simple-planting-technique-for-re-establishing-trees-where-frequent-inundation-occurs
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Thomas W Dreschel, Eric A Cline
Many of the Everglades tree islands have lost elevation over the past century and most of their trees have died such that they are now covered with herbaceous plants. This protocol describes a simple, cost-effective tree planting technique needed for restoring degraded Everglade tree islands. The design is patterned after a natural Everglades process that creates floating peat islands, which allows tree survival and growth in flooded conditions and often leads to the development of tree islands. Commercially available peat bags were used as the medium for the growth and establishment of potted native tree saplings...
January 26, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442352/guidelines-of-polish-national-societies-diagnostics-and-treatment-of-thyroid-carcinoma-2018-update
#12
Barbara Jarząb, Marek Dedecjus, Dorota Słowińska-Klencka, Andrzej Lewiński, Zbigniew Adamczewski, Ryszard Anielski, Maciej Bagłaj, Agata Bałdys-Waligórska, Marcin Barczyński, Tomasz Bednarczuk, Artur Bossowski, Monika Buziak-Bereza, Ewa Chmielik, Andrzej Cichocki, Agnieszka Czarniecka, Rafał Czepczyński, Janusz Dzięcioł, Tomasz Gawlik, Daria Handkiewicz-Junak, Kornelia Hasse-Lazar, Alicja Hubalewska-Dydejczyk, Krystian Jażdżewski, Beata Jurecka-Lubieniecka, Michał Kalemba, Grzegorz Kamiński, Małgorzata Karbownik-Lewińska, Mariusz Klencki, Beata Kos-Kudła, Agnieszka Kotecka-Blicharz, Aldona Kowalska, Jolanta Krajewska, Aleksandra Kropińska, Aleksandra Kukulska, Emilia Kulik, Andrzej Kułakowski, Krzysztof Kuzdak, Dariusz Lange, Aleksandra Ledwon, Elżbieta Lewandowska-Jabłońska, Katarzyna Łącka, Barbara Michalik, Anna Nasierowska-Guttmejer, Janusz Nauman, Marek Niedziela, Ewa Małecka-Tendera, Małgorzata Oczko-Wojciechowska, Tomasz Olczyk, Ewa Paliczka-Cieślik, Lech Pomorski, Zbigniew Puch, Józef Roskosz, Marek Ruchała, Dagmara Rusinek, Stanisław Sporny, Agata Stanek-Widera, Zoran Stojcev, Aleksandra Syguła, Anhelli Syrenicz, Sylwia Szpak-Ulczok, Tomasz Tomkalski, Zbigniew Wygoda, Jan Włoch, Ewa Zembala-Nożyńska
Significant advances have been made in thyroid can-cer research in recent years, therefore relevant clinical guidelines need to be updated. The current Polish guidelines "Diagnostics and Treatment of Thyroid Carcinoma" have been formulated at the "Thyroid Cancer and Other Malignancies of Endocrine Glands" conference held in Wisła in November 2015 [1].
2018: Endokrynologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441986/caspofungin-infusion-solutions-50-mg-100-ml-chemical-stability-and-antifungal-activity-against-candida-spp
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N Pinder, L H Pelzl, G Walther, J Backhaus, O Kurzai, T Hoppe-Tichy
BACKGROUND: Ready to use caspofungin infusion bags are centrally prepared in the Hospital Pharmacy, University Hospital of Heidelberg, for economic reasons and possibly occurring problems with drug shortages. The aim of this study was a quality control of the in-house preparation of caspofungin infusion bags and the preparation process. Caspofungin concentration with regard to chemical stability and antifungal activity of caspofungin preparations were defined as quality parameters. METHODS: Three caspofungin infusion bags (50 mg in 100 mL 0...
April 1, 2017: Die Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439682/the-factors-affecting-household-transmission-dynamics-and-community-compliance-with-ebola-control-measures-a-mixed-methods-study-in-a-rural-village-in-sierra-leone
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Grazia Caleo, Jennifer Duncombe, Freya Jephcott, Kamalini Lokuge, Clair Mills, Evita Looijen, Fivi Theoharaki, Ronald Kremer, Karline Kleijer, James Squire, Manjo Lamin, Beverley Stringer, Helen A Weiss, Daniel Culli, Gian Luca Di Tanna, Jane Greig
BACKGROUND: Little is understood of Ebola virus disease (EVD) transmission dynamics and community compliance with control measures over time. Understanding these interactions is essential if interventions are to be effective in future outbreaks. We conducted a mixed-methods study to explore these factors in a rural village that experienced sustained EVD transmission in Kailahun District, Sierra Leone. METHODS: We reconstructed transmission dynamics using a cross-sectional survey conducted in April 2015, and cross-referenced our results with surveillance, burial, and Ebola Management Centre (EMC) data...
February 13, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438461/backpack-programs-and-the-crisis-narrative-of-child-hunger-a-critical-review-of-the-rationale-targeting-and-potential-benefits-and-harms-of-an-expanding-but-untested-model-of-practice
#15
Maryah S Fram, Edward A Frongillo
In recent years, school-based food backpack programs (BPPs) have come into national prominence as a response to a perceived crisis of child hunger in America. Distributing bags of free food directly to schoolchildren for their own personal consumption each weekend, BPPs bring together private donors, faith communities, and public schools around an intuitively appealing project: children are hungry, and so we give them food. Perhaps because of their intuitive appeal, BPPs have expanded rapidly, without rigorous evaluation to determine their impacts on children, families, and schools...
January 1, 2018: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29437720/uterine-fibroid-or-ovarian-fibroma-importance-of-comprehensive-preoperative-consent-taking-to-include-unexpected-findings-with-management-implications
#16
Lee Koon Kwek, Wei-Wei Wee-Stekly, Su Min Bernard Chern
A 35-year-old woman presented with an abdominal mass found incidentally on an ultrasound scan. On examination, the uterus was mobile and 14 weeks in size. Further imaging showed a large subserosal pedunculated fibroid, and she was counselled for laparoscopic myomectomy, morcellation in a bag, kept in open view. Intraoperatively, the mass was noted to be arising from the right ovarian ligament instead of the uterus, and decision was made to convert to open surgery. This case highlights important issues of consent-taking preoperatively and critical points to note regarding change in operative consent intraoperatively...
February 7, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433447/comparative-assessment-of-the-quality-of-commercial-black-and-green-tea-using-microbiology-analyses
#17
Federica Carraturo, Olga De Castro, Jacopo Troisi, Adriana De Luca, Armando Masucci, Paola Cennamo, Marco Trifuoggi, Francesco Aliberti, Marco Guida
BACKGROUND: Drinking tea constitutes a tradition which is deeply rooted in the culture of several countries. Moreover, in recent years, tea consumption is growing all over the world. Improper herbal tea storage (long periods, humid environments) represents a relevant health hazard for consumers because of the growth of bacteria and molds. RESULTS: This study analyzed 32 samples of commercially available black and green teas - purchased from southern Italy markets and online-shops - and the monitoring of microbiological quality of the tea bag content was performed...
January 5, 2018: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433011/cling-film-plastic-wrap-an-innovation-for-dead-body-packaging-preservation-and-transportation-by-first-responders-as-a-replacement-for-cadaver-body-bag-in-large-scale-disasters
#18
Lay See Khoo, Poh Soon Lai, Mohd Hilmi Saidin, Zahari Noor, Mohd Shah Mahmood
Cadaver body bags are the conventional method to contain a human body or human remains, which includes the use for storage and transportation of the deceased at any crime scene or disaster scene. During disasters, most often than not, the first responders including the police will be equipped with cadaver body bags to do scene processing of human remains and collection of personal belongings at the disaster site. However, in an unanticipated large scale disasters involving hundreds and thousands of fatalities, cadaver body bags supplies may be scarce...
February 9, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29431872/interventions-to-prevent-hypothermia-at-birth-in-preterm-and-or-low-birth-weight-infants
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REVIEW
Emma M McCall, Fiona Alderdice, Henry L Halliday, Sunita Vohra, Linda Johnston
BACKGROUND: Newborn admission temperature is a strong predictor of outcomes across all gestations. Hypothermia immediately after birth remains a worldwide issue and, if prolonged, is associated with harm. Keeping preterm infants warm is difficult even when recommended routine thermal care guidelines are followed in the delivery room. OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy and safety of interventions designed for prevention of hypothermia in preterm and/or low birth weight infants applied within 10 minutes after birth in the delivery room, compared with routine thermal care or any other single/combination of intervention(s) also designed for prevention of hypothermia in preterm and/or low birth weight infants applied within 10 minutes after birth in the delivery room...
February 12, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29429863/-ventilation-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-the-infant-mouth-to-mouth-and-nose-or-bag-valve-mask-a-quasi-experimental-study
#20
Myriam Santos-Folgar, Martín Otero-Agra, Felipe Fernández-Méndez, María Teresa Hermo-Gonzalo, Roberto Barcala-Furelos, Antonio Rodríguez-Núñez
INTRODUCTION: It has been observed that health professionals have difficulty performing quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The aim of this study was to compare the quality of ventilations performed by Nursing students on an infant model using different methods (mouth-to-mouth-and-nose or bag-valve-mask). MATERIAL AND METHODS: A quasi-experimental cross-sectional study was performed that included 46 second-year Nursing students. Two quantitative 4-minute tests of paediatric CPR were performed: a) mouth-to-mouth-and-nose ventilations, and b) ventilations with bag-valve-mask...
February 8, 2018: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
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