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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352731/induced-cumulus-expansion-of-poor-quality-buffalo-cumulus-oocyte-complexes-by-interleukin-1beta-improves-their-developmental-ability
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Gaurav Kumar Chaubey, Sandeep Kumar, Manish Kumar, Parul Sarwalia, Arumugam Kumaresan, Sachinandan De, Rakesh Kumar, Tirtha Kumar Datta
The present study was conceived with the aim of modulating the cumulus expansion characteristics of poor quality (BCB-) buffalo oocyte complexes (COCs) in order to improve their fertilization outcomes. BCB- COCs were subjected to in vitro maturation (IVM) in presence of Interleukin - 1 beta (IL-1β) along with BCB- (control) and good quality (BCB +) COCs. Results were assessed morphologically, by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and by expression analysis of cumulus expansion related genes. Also, numbers of zona pellucida bound spermatozoa were counted and development rates of oocytes were monitored under different groups...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352706/environmental-conditions-in-health-care-facilities-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-coverage-and-inequalities
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Ryan Cronk, Jamie Bartram
Safe environmental conditions and the availability of standard precaution items are important to prevent and treat infection in health care facilities (HCFs) and to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets for health and water, sanitation, and hygiene. Baseline coverage estimates for HCFs have yet to be formed for the SDGs; and there is little evidence describing inequalities in coverage. To address this, we produced the first coverage estimates of environmental conditions and standard precaution items in HCFs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); and explored factors associated with low coverage...
January 11, 2018: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352683/discharge-to-inpatient-rehab-does-not-result-in-improved-functional-outcomes-following-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Douglas E Padgett, Alexander B Christ, Amethia D Joseph, You-Yu Lee, Stephen B Haas, Stephen Lyman
BACKGROUND: Monitored rehabilitation has long been considered an essential part of the recovery process in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, the optimal setting for rehabilitation remains uncertain. We sought to determine whether inpatient rehabilitation settings result in improved functional and patient-reported outcomes after primary TKA. METHODS: All patients undergoing primary TKA from May 2007 to February 2011 were identified from our institutional total joint registry...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352662/distinct-progression-patterns-of-brain-disease-in-infantile-and-juvenile-gangliosidoses-volumetric-quantitative-mri-study
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Igor Nestrasil, Alia Ahmed, Josephine M Utz, Kyle Rudser, Chester B Whitley, Jeanine R Jarnes-Utz
BACKGROUND: GM1-gangliosidosis and GM2-gangliosidosis (Tay-Sachs disease and Sandhoff disease) are unrelenting heritable neurodegenerative conditions of lysosomal ganglioside accumulation. Although progressive brain atrophy is characteristic, longitudinal quantification of specific brain structures has not been systematically studied. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this longitudinal study has been to quantify and track brain MRI volume changes, including specific structure volume changes, at different times in disease progression of childhood gangliosidoses, and to explore quantitative brain MRI volumetry (qMRI) as a non-invasive marker of disease progression for future treatment trials...
December 20, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352657/electroencephalographic-monitoring-for-seizure-identification-and-prognosis-in-term-neonates
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REVIEW
Shavonne L Massey, Frances E Jensen, Nicholas S Abend
Seizures represent a manifestation of neurological disease in the neonatal period. Historically, neonatal seizures were identified by direct clinical observation. However, since most seizures are electroencephalographic (EEG)-only (subclinical, non-convulsive) and clinical manifestations may be subtle, many clinicians place increasing importance on EEG data including conventional EEG or amplitude-integrated EEG to identify seizures in neonates. Beyond seizure identification, the EEG is a robust source of information about brain function that can be useful for neurobehavioral prognostication in some neonates...
January 15, 2018: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352630/surgical-damage-to-the-lymphatic-system-promotes-tumor-growth-via-impaired-adaptive-immune-response
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Yoshiyuki Nakamura, Yasuhiro Fujisawa, Naoko Okiyama, Rei Watanabe, Ryota Tanaka, Yosuke Ishitsuka, Hideaki Tahara, Manabu Fujimoto
BACKGROUND: Both lymph nodes (LNs) and lymphatic channels from primary sites to regional LNs are critical for initiation of adaptive immunity. However, as LNs are common metastatic sites in skin cancers, LN biopsies or dissections are frequently performed. In addition, reconstructive skin flaps after tumor resection may damage lymphatic flow from primary sites to regional LNs. OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to investigate the effect on tumor progression by such surgeries...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352620/family-caregivers-facilitation-of-daily-adult-prescription-medication-use
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Debra L Roter, Siva Narayanan, Katherine Smith, Ray Bullman, Paula Rausch, Jennifer L Wolff, G Caleb Alexander
OBJECTIVE: To describe ways family members assist adult patients with prescription medications at home, during medical visits and at the pharmacy. METHODS: Online survey of 400 adults (caregivers) who help another adult (care recipient) with prescription medication use. Regression modeled the contribution of caregiver communication during recipients' medical visits, evaluation of physicians' medication communication and discussions with the dispensing pharmacist on caregivers' assistance with home medication management...
December 27, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352525/an-mrm-based-cytokeratin-marker-assay-as-a-tool-for-cancer-studies-application-to-lung-cancer-pleural-effusions
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Anna Perzanowska, Agnieszka Fatalska, Grzegorz Wojtas, Andrzej Lewandowicz, Agata Michalak, Grzegorz Krasowski, Christoph H Borchers, Michal Dadlez, Dominik Domanski
PURPOSE: The goal of this work was to develop an LC-MRM assay for the quantitative analysis of a set of established and diagnostically important cytokeratin (CK) markers used in cancer diagnosis, prognosis and therapy monitoring. Secondly, the potential of this assay in lung cancer diagnosis through pleural effusion (PE) analysis was examined. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A multiplexed MRM assay was developed for 17 CKs and their select caspase-cleaved fragments. Isotope-labeled standard peptides were used for high assay specificity and absolute peptide quantitation; with robust standard-flow LC coupled to a latest-generation triple-quadrupole instrument for high sensitivity...
January 19, 2018: Proteomics. Clinical Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352494/the-effects-of-late-gestation-nutrient-restriction-of-dams-on-beef-heifer-intake-metabolites-and-hormones-during-an-ad-libitum-feeding-trial
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J E Tipton, R E Ricks, C T LeMaster, N M Long
This study's objective was to determine if nutrient restriction during late gestation affected beef heifer feed intake, body weight (BW) gain and endocrine regulation during a 10-week feeding trial. During the last 100 days of gestation, control (CON) dams were fed to increase body condition score (BCS). Whereas, nutrient-restricted dams (NR) and NR dams protein supplemented 3 days/week (NRS) were fed to decrease BCS by 1.2. After parturition, all cow-calf pairs were moved to a common pasture and fed in excess of requirements until weaning...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352491/continuous-glucose-monitoring-in-pregnant-women-with-type-1-diabetes-benefits-for-mothers-using-pumps-or-pens-and-their-babies
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Denice S Feig, Helen R Murphy
AIMS: To review the current literature on the use of continuous glucose monitoring during pregnancy in women with Type 1 diabetes. METHODS: We searched the literature for randomized controlled trials using continuous glucose monitoring during pregnancy in women with Type 1 diabetes. RESULTS: Three randomized trials were found and discussed in this review. One UK study found a reduction in large-for-gestational-age infants; however, only masked continuous glucose monitoring was used in that study...
January 20, 2018: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352416/point-of-care-ultrasound-in-pediatric-anesthesiology-and-critical-care-medicine
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REVIEW
Erik Su, Nicholas Dalesio, Aliaksei Pustavoitau
Ultrasound has increasingly become a clinical asset in the hands of the anesthesiologist and intensivist who cares for children. Though many applications for ultrasound parallel adult modalities, children as always are not simply small adults and benefit from the application of ultrasound to their management in various ways. Body composition and size are important factors that affect ultrasound performance in the child, as are the pathologies that may uniquely afflict children and aspects of procedures unique to this patient population...
January 19, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352382/hibernation-of-masses-suspected-to-be-remnant-tumors-after-surgical-resection-of-retroperitoneal-liposarcoma-is-related-to-improved-overall-survival
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Jinsoo Rhu, Kyo Won Lee, Jae Berm Park, Sung Joo Kim
BACKGROUND: Although complete surgical resection is considered the best treatment for retroperitoneal liposarcoma, it is related to a high local recurrence rate. This study analyzed patterns of recurrence of retroperitoneal liposarcoma. METHODS: Records of patients who experienced recurrence after surgery for retroperitoneal liposarcoma from January 2000 to May 2017 were analyzed. Site, number, and characteristics of recurrent mass on computed tomography were serially collected...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352367/continuous-manufacturing-of-co-crystals-challenges-and-prospects
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REVIEW
Rahul B Chavan, Rajesh Thipparaboina, Balvant Yadav, Nalini R Shastri
The last decade has witnessed extensive growth in the field of co-crystallization for mitigating the solubility and dissolution-related issues of poorly soluble drugs. This is largely because co-crystals can modify the physicochemical properties of drugs without any covalent modification in the drug molecules. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now considers drug products that are designed to contain a new co-crystal, analogous to new polymorph of the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API). This positive change in regulatory perspective coupled with successful commercialization of valsartan-sacubitril co-crystal (Entresto, Novartis) has now brought co-crystals into focus, in both industries as well as academia...
January 19, 2018: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352349/factors-affecting-n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-preterm-infants-and-use-in-determination-of-haemodynamic-significance-of-patent-ductus-arteriosus
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Sarah Louise Harris, Kiran More, Bronwyn Dixon, Richard Troughton, Chris Pemberton, John Horwood, Nicola Ellis, Nicola Austin
This study aimed to investigate factors affecting N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP) in preterm infants and the ability of NTproBNP to predict haemodynamically significant patent ductus arteriosus (HsPDA). Prospective cohort study of 51 infants < 30 weeks gestation. Blood NTproBNP and heart ultrasound were performed on day of life 3, 10, 28 and 36 weeks corrected age. NTproBNP levels analysed for prediction of HsPDA. The effect of gestational age, ventilation, hypoxia, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), creatinine and haemoglobin levels on NTproBNP levels were investigated...
January 19, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352326/noninvasive-pulse-contour-analysis-for-determination-of-cardiac-output-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Sebastian Roth, Henrik Fox, Uwe Fuchs, Uwe Schulz, Angelika Costard-Jäckle, Jan F Gummert, Dieter Horstkotte, Olaf Oldenburg, Thomas Bitter
BACKGROUND: Determination of cardiac output (CO) is essential in diagnosis and management of heart failure (HF). The gold standard to obtain CO is invasive assessment via thermodilution (TD). Noninvasive pulse contour analysis (NPCA) is supposed as a new method of CO determination. However, a validation of this method in HF is pending and performed in the present study. METHODS: Patients with chronic-stable HF and reduced left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≤ 45%; HF-REF) underwent right heart catheterization including TD...
January 19, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352254/author-correction-long-term-carbon-sink-in-borneo-s-forests-halted-by-drought-and-vulnerable-to-edges
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Lan Qie, Simon L Lewis, Martin J P Sullivan, Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez, Georgia C Pickavance, Terry Sunderland, Peter Ashton, Wannes Hubau, Kamariah Abu Salim, Shin-Ichiro Aiba, Lindsay F Banin, Nicholas Berry, Francis Q Brearley, David F R P Burslem, Martin Dančák, Stuart J Davies, Gabriella Fredriksson, Keith C Hamer, Radim Hédl, Lip Khoon Kho, Kanehiro Kitayama, Haruni Krisnawati, Stanislav Lhota, Yadvinder Malhi, Colin Maycock, Faizah Metali, Edi Mirmanto, Laszlo Nagy, Reuben Nilus, Robert Ong, Colin A Pendry, Axel Dalberg Poulsen, Richard B Primack, Ervan Rutishauser, Ismayadi Samsoedin, Bernaulus Saragih, Plinio Sist, J W Ferry Slik, Rahayu Sukmaria Sukri, Martin Svátek, Sylvester Tan, Aiyen Tjoa, Mark van Nieuwstadt, Ronald R E Vernimmen, Ishak Yassir, Petra Susan Kidd, Muhammad Fitriadi, Nur Khalish Hafizhah Ideris, Rafizah Mat Serudin, Layla Syaznie Abdullah Lim, Muhammad Shahruney Saparudin, Oliver L Phillips
The original version of this Article contained an error in the third sentence of the abstract and incorrectly read "Here, using long-term plot monitoring records of up to half a century, we find that intact forests in Borneo gained 0.43 Mg C ha-1 year-1 (95% CI 0.14-0.72, mean period 1988-2010) above-ground live biomass", rather than the correct "Here, using long-term plot monitoring records of up to half a century, we find that intact forests in Borneo gained 0.43 Mg C ha-1 year-1 (95% CI 0.14-0.72, mean period 1988-2010) in above-ground live biomass carbon"...
January 19, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352237/wearable-sweat-rate-sensors-for-human-thermal-comfort-monitoring
#17
Jai Kyoung Sim, Sunghyun Yoon, Young-Ho Cho
We propose watch-type sweat rate sensors capable of automatic natural ventilation by integrating miniaturized thermo-pneumatic actuators, and experimentally verify their performances and applicability. Previous sensors using natural ventilation require manual ventilation process or high-power bulky thermo-pneumatic actuators to lift sweat rate detection chambers above skin for continuous measurement. The proposed watch-type sweat rate sensors reduce operation power by minimizing expansion fluid volume to 0...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352224/study-of-an-oxygen-supply-and-oxygen-saturation-monitoring-system-for-radiation-therapy-associated-with-the-active-breathing-coordinator
#18
Guanzhong Gong, Yujie Guo, Xuemei Sun, Xiuying Wang, Yong Yin, David Dagan Feng
In this study, we designed an oxygen supply and oxygen saturation monitoring (OSOSM) system. This OSOSM system can provide a continuous supply of oxygen and monitor the peripheral capillary oxygen saturation (SpO2) of patients who accept radiotherapy and use an active breathing coordinator (ABC). A clinical test with 27 volunteers was conducted. The volunteers were divided into two groups based on the tendency of SpO2 decline in breath-holding without the OSOSM system: group A (12 cases) showed a decline in SpO2 of less than 2%, whereas the decline in SpO2 in group B (15 cases) was greater than 2% and reached up to 6% in some cases...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352217/bedside-assessment-of-regional-cerebral-perfusion-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-and-indocyanine-green-in-patients-with-atherosclerotic-occlusive-disease
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Hiroshi Saito, Tatsuya Ishikawa, Jun Tanabe, Shinya Kobayashi, Junta Moroi
This pilot study aimed to investigate the utility of near-infrared spectroscopy/indocyanine green (NIRS/ICG) for examining patients with occlusive cerebrovascular disease. Twenty-nine patients with chronic-stage atherosclerotic occlusive cerebrovascular disease were included. The patients were monitored using NIRS at the bedside. Using ICG time-intensity curves, the affected-to-unaffected side ratios were calculated for several parameters, including the maximum ICG concentration (ΔICGmax), time to peak (TTP), rise time (RT), and blood flow index (BFI = ΔICGmax/RT), and were compared to the affected-to-unaffected side ratios of the regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) and regional oxygen extraction fraction (rOEF) obtained using positron emission tomography with 15O-labeled gas...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352162/a-prolonged-run-in-period-of-standard-subcutaneous-microdialysis-ameliorates-quality-of-interstitial-glucose-signal-in-patients-after-major-cardiac-surgery
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Othmar Moser, Julia Münzker, Stefan Korsatko, Christoph Pachler, Karlheinz Smolle, Wolfgang Toller, Thomas Augustin, Johannes Plank, Thomas R Pieber, Julia K Mader, Martin Ellmerer
We evaluated a standard subcutaneous microdialysis technique for glucose monitoring in two critically ill patient populations and tested whether a prolonged run-in period improves the quality of the interstitial glucose signal. 20 surgical patients after major cardiac surgery (APACHE II score: 10.1 ± 3.2) and 10 medical patients with severe sepsis (APACHE II score: 31.1 ± 4.3) were included in this investigation. A microdialysis catheter was inserted in the subcutaneous adipose tissue of the abdominal region...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
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