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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087884/the-role-of-immunoglobulin-prophylaxis-for-prevention-of-cytomegalovirus-infection-in-pediatric-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-recipients
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Gal Goldstein, Tal Frenkel Rutenberg, Sarina Levy Mendelovich, Daphna Hutt, Michal Teperberg Oikawa, Amos Toren, Bella Bielorai
BACKGROUND: Following cessation of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) administration for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) recipients at our unit, we observed a sharp decline in the incidence of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection. PROCEDURE: We conducted a retrospective study of the role of IVIg in the prevention of CMV infection in children and young adults who underwent HSCT from matched related donor. RESULTS: We included 109 patients (IVIg+/IVIg- ratio 82/27)...
January 14, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079515/efficacy-and-safety-of-subcutaneous-versus-intravenous-bortezomib-in-multiple-myeloma-a%C3%A2-meta-analysis%C3%A2
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Bin Hu, Quan Zhou, Tao Wu, Lan Zhuang, Liping Yi, Jinxia Cao, Xin Yang, Jun Wang
PURPOSE: We performed this meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety between two different administration routes of bortezomib, subcutaneous and intravenous. METHODS: Six retrospective studies and three randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were included in our study. Data from retrospective studies or RCTs were pooled and displayed in their corresponding subgroup, retrospective studies subgroup or RCTs subgroup. We comprehensively compared the overall response rate (ORR) and the incidence of adverse events between subcutaneous and intravenous bortezomib...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079316/clinical-characteristics-and-treatment-response-of-peripheral-neuropathy-in-the-presence-of-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-churg-strauss-syndrome-experience-at-a-single-tertiary-center
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Hye Jin Cho, Sehyo Yune, Jin Myoung Seok, Eun Bin Cho, Ju Hong Min, Yeon Lim Seo, Byung Jae Lee, Byoung Joon Kim, Dong Chull Choi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a rare systemic small-vessel vasculitis accompanied by asthma, eosinophilia, and eosinophilic inflammation of various tissues including the peripheral nerves. This study investigated the clinical course and long-term outcomes of peripheral neuropathy in patients with EGPA. METHODS: Seventy-one patients with physician-diagnosed EGPA were identified at Samsung Medical Center between January 1995 and April 2014...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073026/the-role-of-visfatin-in-atherosclerotic-peripheral-arterial-obstructive-disease
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Matthaios G Pitoulias, Lemonia Skoura, Apostolos G Pitoulias, Dimitris Chatzidimitriou, Apostolia Margariti, Minas Arsenakis, Georgios A Pitoulias
Visfatin is an adipokine molecule acting as an essential coenzyme in multiple cellular redox reactions. The increased serum levels of Visfatin have been correlated with metabolic syndrome and endothelial homeostasis. In this study we investigate the possible relationship of Visfatin serum levels with the severity and location of atherosclerotic peripheral arterial occlusive disease (PAOD). Study protocol included 45 consecutive PAOD and 20 Control patients with age >55years old. Definition of PAOD was based in Rutherord's classification (RC)...
January 7, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072667/does-the-use-of-a-vein-visualization-device-for-peripheral-venous-catheter-placement-increase-success-rate-in-pediatric-patients
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Duygu Demir, Sevil Inal
BACKGROUND: Peripheral intravenous catheterization is one of the most frequently encountered medical procedures for hospitalized children and is one that can often be painful. Pediatric nurses should therefore use techniques that increase the success rate or shorten the duration of peripheral intravenous catheterization. OBJECTIVES: This study was performed with the objective of determining the effect of using a vein visualization device on the success of the procedure...
January 9, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068924/de-implementation-strategy-to-reduce-the-inappropriate-use-of-urinary-and-intravenous-catheters-study-protocol-for-the-ricat-study
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Bart J Laan, Ingrid J B Spijkerman, Mieke H Godfried, Berend C Pasmooij, Jolanda M Maaskant, Marjon J Borgert, Brent C Opmeer, Margreet C Vos, Suzanne E Geerlings
BACKGROUND: Urinary and (peripheral and central) intravenous catheters are widely used in hospitalized patients. However, up to 56% of the catheters do not have an appropriate indication and some serious complications with the use of these catheters can occur. The main objective of our quality improvement project is to reduce the use of catheters without an appropriate indication by 25-50%, and to evaluate the affecting factors of our de-implementation strategy. METHODS: In a multicenter, prospective interrupted time series analysis, several interventions to avoid inappropriate use of catheters will be conducted in seven hospitals in the Netherlands...
January 10, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066107/anxiolytic-activity-of-aqueous-extract-of-camellia-sinensis-in-rats
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Rajeshwari Shastry, Sheetal Dinkar Ullal, Shreyas Karkala, Seema Rai, Akash Gadgade
OBJECTIVES: The present study was undertaken to evaluate anxiolytic effect of Camellia sinensis (CS) and possible mechanism on acute and chronic administration in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight groups of rats with six in each group were used. Group I served as control. Group II received diazepam (1 mg/kg). Groups III, IV, and V received CS in doses of 3.3, 16.5, and 33 mg/kg, respectively. Three pharmacologically validated experimental models - elevated plus maze (EPM), light and dark box (LDB), and open field tests (OFT) - were employed...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065449/a-specific-immune-tolerance-toward-offspring-cells-is-to-exist-after-the-mother-lymphocyte-infusion
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Haizhou Xing, Shiqin Liu, Xue Chen, Fang Fang, Xueqiang Wu, Ping Zhu
PURPOSE: To examine immune tolerance between maternal lymphocytes and offspring tissue after a donor lymphocyte infusion. METHODS: Mouse models were established by mating female BALB/c mice with male C57BL mice. Splenic lymphocytes from donors of different genetic backgrounds were labeled with carboxyfluorescein succinimidyl ester (CFSE), and 1×10(7) of the labeled cells were intravenously injected into a recipient. At 6h, 24h, 72h and 120h after the infusion, mononuclear cells in recipient spleen, liver, thymus, lymph nodes, and peripheral blood were collected...
December 26, 2016: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065379/selection-of-peripheral-intravenous-catheters-with-24-gauge-side-holes-versus-those-with-22-gauge-end-hole-for-mdct-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Akio Tamura, Kenichi Kato, Masayoshi Kamata, Tomohiro Suzuki, Michiko Suzuki, Manabu Nakayama, Makiko Tomabechi, Tatsuhiko Nakasato, Shigeru Ehara
PURPOSE: To compare the 24-gauge side-holes catheter and conventional 22-gauge end-hole catheter in terms of safety, injection pressure, and contrast enhancement on multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT). MATERIALS & METHODS: In a randomized single-center study, 180 patients were randomized to either the 24-gauge side-holes catheter or the 22-gauge end-hole catheter groups. The primary endpoint was safety during intravenous administration of contrast material for MDCT, using a non-inferiority analysis (lower limit 95% CI greater than -10% non-inferiority margin for the group difference)...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064415/alleviation-mechanisms-of-selenium-on-cadmium-spiked-neutrophil-injury-to-chicken
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Siran Tan, Qianru Chi, Tianqi Liu, Zhepeng Sun, Yahong Min, Ziwei Zhang, Shu Li
To determine the negative effects of cadmium (Cd) exposure and the protective role of selenium (Se) on Cd-spiked neutrophils of chicken, forty-eight 28-day-old Isa Brown male chickens were divided randomly into four groups. Group I (control group) was fed with the basic diet containing 0.2 mg/kg Se. Group II (Se-treated group) was fed with the basic diet supplemented with Na2SeO3, and the total Se content was 2 mg/kg. Group III (Se/Cd-treated group) was fed with the basic diet supplemented with Na2SeO3; the total Se content was 2 mg/kg and supplemented with 150 mg/kg CdCl2...
January 7, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057495/iron-and-restless-legs-syndrome-treatment-genetics-and-pathophysiology
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James R Connor, Stephanie M Patton, Konrad Oexle, Richard Allen
In this article, we review the original findings from MRI and autopsy studies that demonstrated brain iron status is insufficient in individuals with restless legs syndrome (RLS). The concept of deficient brain iron status is supported by proteomic studies from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and from the clinical findings where intervention with iron, either dietary or intravenous, can improve RLS symptoms. Therefore, we include a section on peripheral iron status and how peripheral status may influence both the RLS symptoms and treatment strategy...
November 10, 2016: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056358/administrations-of-human-adult-ischemia-tolerant-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-factors-reduce-amyloid-beta-pathology-in-a-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Taoufiq Harach, Fabien Jammes, Charles Muller, Nicolas Duthilleul, Victoria Cheatham, Valentin Zufferey, David Cheatham, Yelizaveta A Lukasheva, Theo Lasser, Tristan Bolmont
The impact of human adult ischemia-tolerant mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and factors (stem cell factors) on cerebral amyloid beta (Aβ) pathology was investigated in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease (AD). To this end, hMSCs were administered intravenously to APPPS1 transgenic mice that normally develop cerebral Aβ. Quantitative reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction biodistribution revealed that intravenously delivered hMSCs were readily detected in APPPS1 brains 1 hour following administration, and dropped to negligible levels after 1 week...
November 24, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053042/induction-of-migraine-like-photophobic-behavior-in-mice-by-both-peripheral-and-central-cgrp-mechanisms
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Bianca N Mason, Eric A Kaiser, Adisa Kuburas, Maria-Cristina M Loomis, John A Latham, Leon F Garcia-Martinez, Andrew F Russo
: The neuropeptide calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a key player in migraine. Although migraine can be treated using CGRP antagonists that act peripherally, the relevant sites of CGRP action remain unknown. To address the role of CGRP both within and outside the CNS, we used CGRP-induced light-aversive behavior in mice as a measure of migraine-associated photophobia. Peripheral (intraperitoneal) injection of CGRP resulted in light-aversive behavior in wild-type CD1 mice similar to aversion seen previously after central (intracerebroventricular) injection...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052582/magnetically-driven-nanoparticles-18-fdg-radiolabelling-and-positron-emission-tomography-biodistribution-study
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Mariarosaria De Simone, Daniele Panetta, Emilia Bramanti, Cristiana Giordano, Maria C Salvatici, Lisa Gherardini, Arianna Menciassi, Silvia Burchielli, Caterina Cinti, Piero A Salvadori
Superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) have received increasing interest as contrast media in biomedical imaging and innovative therapeutic tools, in particular for loco-regional ablative treatments and drug delivery. The future of therapeutic applications would strongly benefit from improving the capability of the nanostructured constructs to reach the selected target, in particular beyond the intravascular space. Besides the decoration of SPIONs surface with ad hoc bioactive molecules, external magnetic fields are in principle able to remotely influence SPIONs' physiological biodistribution and concentrate them to a specific anatomical region or portion of a tissue...
January 4, 2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050702/selective-induction-of-il-1%C3%AE-after-a-brief-isoflurane-anesthetic-in-children-undergoing-mri-examination
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Emmett E Whitaker, Fievos L Christofi, Kristen M Quinn, Brianne Z Wiemann, Jason C Xia, Joseph D Tobias, Bruno Bissonnette
PURPOSE: To determine if isoflurane anesthesia without surgery causes systemic inflammation in children. Inflammation is targeted as responsible for the development of many neurologic pathologies. The effect will be evaluated by measuring serum cytokine levels before and after isoflurane anesthesia. The possible neurotoxic effect of anesthetic agents is a concern in pediatric anesthesia. Questions remain as to the true effects of anesthesia alone on systemic inflammation. The current study assesses systemic inflammatory response to general anesthesia in children not exposed to surgical stress...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050450/iv-ferric-carboxymaltose-vs-oral-iron-in-the-treatment-of-post-partum-iron-deficiency-anaemia
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Sree Chandana Damineni, Suchitra Thunga
INTRODUCTION: Iron deficiency is the most common cause of Post-partum anaemia, reported as 50-60% in India. It is primarily due to inadequate iron intake and due to peripartum blood loss. It has been associated with significant post-partum complications. Therefore, Post-partum iron deficiency warrants greater attention and higher quality care. Oral iron treatment has been considered the standard of care. However, parenteral iron treatment is expected to be advantageous in cases where oral iron therapy is not possible...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050372/blood-contamination-of-the-small-bore-peripheral-intravenous-catheter-in-neonates
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Vani Krishnamurthy, Srinivasa Murthy Doreswamy, Sushma Krishnagowda
INTRODUCTION: Peripheral Intravenous Catheters (PIV) are extensively used in sick neonates for administration of medicines and nutrition. When these PIVs are used on intermittent basis, they are flushed with saline in order to keep the hub of the catheter free from blood. Presence of blood in the hub of the catheter can be potentially dangerous as it could facilitate infection. AIM: The aim of this study was to find the magnitude of blood contamination of PIV catheter hub after routine flushing...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049985/demyelinating-peripheral-neuropathy-due-to-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Kenya Nishioka, Motoki Fujimaki, Kazuaki Kanai, Yuta Ishiguro, Tomoko Nakazato, Ryota Tanaka, Kazumasa Yokoyama, Nobutaka Hattori
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) patients who develop a paraneoplastic syndrome may present with neuromuscular disorders. We herein report the case of a 50-year-old man who suffered from progressive gait disturbance and muscle weakness. The results of a nerve conduction study fulfilled the criteria of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. An abdominal CT scan detected RCC, the pathological diagnosis of which was clear cell type. After tumor resection and a single course of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy, the patient's symptoms drastically improved over the course of one year...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049431/staphylococcal-enterotoxin-b-administration-in-pregnant-rats-alters-the-splenic-lymphocyte-response-in-adult-offspring-rats
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Ping Zhou, Xin-Sheng Zhang, Zhi-Ben Xu, Shu-Xian Gao, Qing-Wei Zheng, Ming-Zhu Xu, Lin Shen, Feng Yu, Jun-Chang Guan
BACKGROUND: Our previous study suggested that SEB exposure in pregnant rats could lead to the change of T cells subpopulation in both peripheral blood and thymus of the offspring rats. However, rarely is known about the influence of SEB exposure in pregnant rats on T cell subpopulation in the spleens of offspring rats. RESULTS: SEB was intravenously administered to the pregnant rats at gestational day 16 in this study. The percentages, in vivo and in vitro responses of CD4 and CD8 T cells were investigated with flow cytometry...
January 3, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040387/takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-associated-with-miller-fisher-syndrome
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Dalvir Gill, Kan Liu
51-year-old female who presented with progressive paresthesia, numbness of the lower extremities, double vision, and trouble walking. Physical exam was remarkable for areflexia, and ptosis. Her initial EKG showed nonspecific ST segment changes and her Troponin T was elevated to 0.41ng/mL which peaked at 0.66ng/mL. Echocardiogram showed a depressed left ventricular ejection fraction to 35% with severely hypokinetic anterior wall and left ventricular apex was severely hypokinetic. EMG nerve conduction study showed severely decreased conduction velocity and prolonged distal latency in all nerves consistent with demyelinating disease...
December 22, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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