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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507330/flatbed-epi-relief-contrast-cellular-monitoring-system-for-stable-cell-culture
#1
Tatsuya Osaki, Tatsuto Kageyama, Yuka Shimazu, Dina Mysnikova, Shintaro Takahashi, Shinichi Takimoto, Junji Fukuda
Consistent cell preparation is a fundamental preliminary step for understanding complex cellular mechanisms in various cell-based research fields, including basic cell biology, cancer research, and tissue engineering. However, certain elusive factors, such as cellular de-differentiation and contamination with mycoplasma or other types of cells, have compromised the reproducibility and reliability of cell-based approaches. Here, we propose an epi relief-contrast cellular monitoring system (eRC-CMS) that allows images of cells in a typical culture plate to be acquired, stored, and analysed for daily cell quality control...
May 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501058/limited-quality-evidence-suggests-that-early-caries-experience-at-age-6-years-may-predict-low-oral-health-related-quality-of-life-at-age-10%C3%A2-years
#2
Vinodh Bhoopathi, Marisol Tellez, Sungwoo Lim
ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: Early Caries Predicts Low Oral Health-Related Quality of Life at a Later Age. Kragt L, van der Tas JT, Moll HA, Elfrink ME, Jaddoe VW, Wolvius EB, Ongkosuwito EM. Caries Res. 2016; 50(5):471-9. SOURCE OF FUNDING: This study was funded by (1) the Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, (2) the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development, (3) an unrestricted grant from GABA, Therwil, Switzerland, (4) the Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (VIDI 016...
June 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487877/preoperative-fasting-among-adult-patients-for-elective-surgery-in-a-kenyan-referral-hospital
#3
George Njoroge, Lucy Kivuti-Bitok, Samuel Kimani
Background. Preoperative fasting (POF) is physiologically and precautionary important during anesthesia and surgery. POF from midnight has been practiced despite the recommended shorter practice. Objective. Assessing preoperative fasting among adult patients scheduled for elective surgery at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH). Methods. A descriptive cross-sectional study involving 65 surgical patients. A questionnaire of mixed questions on demographics, reasons, source of instructions, opinion on instructions, time, premedication practices, outcome, and complains on NPO was used...
2017: International Scholarly Research Notices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481037/regional-quantification-of-myocardial-mechanics-in-rat-using-3d-cine-dense-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
#4
Xiaoyan Zhang, Zhan-Qiu Liu, Dara Singh, Gregory J Wehner, David K Powell, Kenneth S Campbell, Brandon K Fornwalt, Jonathan F Wenk
Rat models have assumed an increasingly important role in cardiac research. However, a detailed profile of regional cardiac mechanics, such as strains and torsion, is lacking for rats. We hypothesized that healthy rat left ventricles (LVs) exhibit regional differences in cardiac mechanics, which are part of normal function. In this study, images of the LV were obtained with 3D cine displacement encoding with stimulated echoes (DENSE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance in 10 healthy rats. To evaluate regional cardiac mechanics, the LV was divided into basal, mid-ventricular, and apical regions...
May 8, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479341/towards-intrinsic-r2-imaging-in-the-prostate-at-3-and-7tesla
#5
Mariska P Luttje, Laurens D van Buuren, Peter R Luijten, Marco van Vulpen, Uulke A van der Heide, Dennis W J Klomp
PURPOSE: Hypoxia is an important marker for resistance to therapy. In this study, we quantify the macroscopic effects of R2* mapping in prostate cancer patients incorporating susceptibility matching and field strengths effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 91 patients were scanned without endorectal coil (ERC) at 3T. Only when rectal gas was absent, data was included for analysis. Another group of 10 patients was scanned using a susceptibility matched ERC. To assess the residual contamination of R2 and macroscopic field non-uniformities, a group of 10 patients underwent ultra-high resolution 7T MRI...
May 4, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465140/development-and-validation-of-a-novel-paediatric-weight-estimation-equation-in-multinational-cohorts-of-sick-children
#6
Lindsey McVey, David Young, Jessie Hulst, Sarah Bradley, Adrian Raudaschl, Thomais Karagiozoglou, Efstratia Daskalou, Vincent Choudhery, Isobel Macleod, Koen Joosten, Neil Spenceley, Konstantinos Gerasimidis
AIM: In sick children who are unable to be weighed estimation of weight is often required, but the routinely used equations lack accuracy and precision. This study aimed to develop a novel equation (Children's European Estimator of Weight-CEEW) using measurements of mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) and other predictors in multinational groups of sick children in Europe. METHODS: Weight estimation equations were developed in 2086 children from the UK, Greece and the Netherlands, using a combination of demographics, MUAC and height measurements...
April 29, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461210/tracking-and-tracing-tobacco-products-in-kenya
#7
Hana Ross
This report evaluates the effectiveness of various measures to control the size of illicit cigarette trade in Kenya. It is based on a literature review, a review of conference proceedings/materials, online searches, and analyses of data from the National Statistical Office of Kenya, ERC, and Euromonitor. I used both published and grey literature, official government reports, and online news articles. In response to the presence of illicit cigarettes in the market in the early 2000s, Kenya adopted numerous measures to reduce tobacco tax evasion, with varying degrees of success...
April 29, 2017: Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451776/acetylsalicylic-acid-tris-hydroxymethyl-aminomethane-reduces-colon-mucosal-damage-without-causing-gastric-side-effects-in-a-rat-model-of-colitis
#8
Gabriella Varga, Melinda Ugocsai, Petra Hartmann, Norbert Lajkó, Réka Molnár, Szilárd Szűcs, Dávid Kurszán Jász, Dániel Érces, Miklós Ghyczy, Gábor Tóth, Mihály Boros
BACKGROUND: We have developed a novel compound from acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) and 2-amino-2-(hydroxymethyl)-1,3-propanediol (Tris) precursors with ASA-like anti-inflammatory efficacy and reduced the mucosa-damaging side-effects. Our aim was to examine local and remote consequences of ASA-Tris administration in 2-,4-,6-trinitrobenzene-sulfonic acid (TNBS)-induced colitis as compared to ASA or mesalamine (5-aminosalicylate) treatment. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were randomized to five groups (n = 6, each), and TNBS enemas were performed...
April 27, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404093/somatic-pole-proofreading-domain-mutation-immune-response-and-prognosis-in-colorectal-cancer-a-retrospective-pooled-biomarker-study
#9
Enric Domingo, Luke Freeman-Mills, Emily Rayner, Mark Glaire, Sarah Briggs, Louis Vermeulen, Evelyn Fessler, Jan Paul Medema, Arnoud Boot, Hans Morreau, Tom van Wezel, Gerrit-Jan Liefers, Ragnhild A Lothe, Stine A Danielsen, Anita Sveen, Arild Nesbakken, Inti Zlobec, Alessandro Lugli, Viktor H Koelzer, Martin D Berger, Sergi Castellví-Bel, Jenifer Muñoz, Marco de Bruyn, Hans W Nijman, Marco Novelli, Kay Lawson, Dahmane Oukrif, Eleni Frangou, Peter Dutton, Sabine Tejpar, Mauro Delorenzi, Rachel Kerr, David Kerr, Ian Tomlinson, David N Church
BACKGROUND: Precision cancer medicine depends on defining distinct tumour subgroups using biomarkers that may occur at very modest frequencies. One such subgroup comprises patients with exceptionally mutated (ultramutated) cancers caused by mutations that impair DNA polymerase epsilon (POLE) proofreading. METHODS: We examined the association of POLE proofreading domain mutation with clinicopathological variables and immune response in colorectal cancers from clinical trials (VICTOR, QUASAR2, and PETACC-3) and colorectal cancer cohorts (Leiden University Medical Centre 1 and 2, Oslo 1 and 2, Bern, AMC-AJCC-II, and Epicolon-1)...
November 2016: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393105/patients-with-primary-sclerosing-cholangitis-require-more-sedation-during-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiography
#10
Carsten Keil, Lukas Aguirre Dávila, Theodor Framke, Henrike Lenzen, Michael P Manns, Tim O Lankisch, Torsten Voigtländer
Background and study aims Patients with primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) require repeated endoscopic retrograde cholangiography (ERC). Our aim was to evaluate whether patients with PSC require higher doses of sedation during ERC. Patients and methods We retrospectively analyzed all patients undergoing ERC from 2006 to 2013 who received conscious sedation with propofol and midazolam. The duration of the intervention and a potential progression of propofol consumption or intervention time by visit number were analyzed...
April 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382661/pre-operative-haemoglobin-levels-and-iron-status-in-a-large-multicentre-cohort-of-patients-undergoing-major-elective-surgery
#11
M Muñoz, M J Laso-Morales, S Gómez-Ramírez, M Cadellas, M J Núñez-Matas, J A García-Erce
Pre-operative anaemia in patients undergoing major surgical procedures has been linked to poor outcomes. Therefore, early detection and treatment of pre-operative anaemia is recommended. However, to effectively implement a pre-operative anaemia management protocol, an estimation of its prevalence and main causes is needed. We analysed data from 3342 patients (44.5% female) scheduled for either: elective orthopaedic surgery (n = 1286); cardiac surgery (n = 691); colorectal cancer resection (n = 735); radical prostatectomy (n = 362); gynaecological surgery (n = 203) or resection of liver metastases (n = 122)...
April 6, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377294/a-survey-on-general-and-temperature-management-of-post-cardiac-arrest-patients-in-large-teaching-and-university-hospitals-in-14-european-countries-the-spame-trial-results
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Christian Storm, J Nee, Kjetil Sunde, Michael Holzer, Pia Hubner, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Hans Friberg, Esteban Lopez-de-Sa, Alain Cariou, Joerg C Schefold, Giuseppe Ristagno, Marko Noc, Dirk W Donker, Janusz Andres, Pawel Krawczyk, Markus B Skrifvars, James Penketh, Alexander Krannich, Michael Fries
INTRODUCTION: International guidelines recommend a bundle of care, including targeted temperature management (TTM), in post cardiac arrest survivors. Aside from a few small surveys in different European countries, adherence to the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) recommendations are unknown. METHODS: This international European telephone survey was conducted to provide an overview of current clinical practice of post cardiac arrest management with a main focus on TTM...
April 2, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358052/hived-a-knowledgebase-for-differentially-expressed-human-genes-and-proteins-during-hiv-infection-replication-and-latency
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Chen Li, Sri H Ramarathinam, Jerico Revote, Georges Khoury, Jiangning Song, Anthony W Purcell
Measuring the altered gene expression level and identifying differentially expressed genes/proteins during HIV infection, replication and latency is fundamental for broadening our understanding of the mechanisms of HIV infection and T-cell dysfunction. Such studies are crucial for developing effective strategies for virus eradication from the body. Inspired by the availability and enrichment of gene expression data during HIV infection, replication and latency, in this study, we proposed a novel compendium termed HIVed (HIV expression database; http://hivlatency...
March 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350972/open-sphincter-preserving-surgery-of-extraperitoneal-rectal-cancer-without-primary-stoma-and-fast-track-protocol
#14
G Pappalardo, S Coiro, F De Lucia, A Giannella, F Ruffolo, F M Frattaroli
AIM: Fast track protocol (FTP) showed to improve perioperative care. The study aims to evaluate the impact of the FTP in the open extraperitoneal rectal cancer (ERC) surgical treatment without a primary derivative stoma (DS) and the QoL in patients with or without a secondary DS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 50 patients affected by ERC were enrolled and operated on with open low anterior resection without a primary DS. They were randomized in two groups: one was treated perioperativelly in the traditional way (group T), the other using a modif ed FTP (group FT)...
November 2016: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346223/early-rectal-cancer-a-choice-between-local-excision-and-transabdominal-resection-a-review-of-the-literature-and-current-guidelines
#15
Giuseppe Pappalardo, Massimo Chiaretti
INTRODUCTION: Indication for Local Excision (LE) or Trans Abdominal Resections with Total Mesorectal Excision (TAR) in Early Rectal Cancer (ERC) are still controversial. MATERIAL OF STUDY: We reviewed meta-analyses, scientific societies guidelines, randomized and controlled clinical trials from 1999 to 2016 for a total of 146,231 patients. We included in our analysis the accuracy of different tools of investigation, the reliability of the endoscopic biopsies and compared the results of the various LE and TAR...
March 27, 2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331374/clinical-experience-and-skills-of-physicians-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-teams-in-denmark-a-nationwide-study
#16
Kasper G Lauridsen, Anders S Schmidt, Philip Caap, Rasmus Aagaard, Bo Løfgren
BACKGROUND: The quality of in-hospital resuscitation is poor and may be affected by the clinical experience and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. This study aimed to investigate the clinical experience, self-perceived skills, CPR training and knowledge of the guidelines on when to abandon resuscitation among physicians of cardiac arrest teams. METHODS: We performed a nationwide cross-sectional study in Denmark. Telephone interviews were conducted with physicians in the cardiac arrest teams in public somatic hospitals using a structured questionnaire...
2017: Open Access Emergency Medicine: OAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318496/%C3%A2-patient-blood-management%C3%A2-in-the-enhanced-recovery-program-after-abdominal-surgery
#17
José Antonio García Erce, María Jesús Laso Morales
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 15, 2017: Cirugía Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302527/multiple-plastic-stents-versus-covered-metal-stent-for-treatment-of-anastomotic-biliary-strictures-after-liver-transplantation-a%C3%A2-prospective-randomized-multicenter-trial
#18
Andrea Oliver Tal, Fabian Finkelmeier, Natalie Filmann, Leena Kylänpää, Marianne Udd, Ilaria Parzanese, Paolo Cantù, Alexander Dechêne, Volker Penndorf, Andreas Schnitzbauer, Mireen Friedrich-Rust, Stefan Zeuzem, Jörg G Albert
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Treatment of anastomotic biliary strictures (ABSs) after orthotopic liver transplantation by endoscopic insertion of multiple plastic stents (MPSs) is well established. The use of covered self-expandable metal stents (cSEMSs) for this indication is less investigated. METHODS: In an open-label, multicenter, randomized trial, patients with confirmed ABSs were randomly assigned 1:1 to receive either an MPS or a cSEMS. The primary endpoint was the number of endoscopic interventions until ABS resolution...
March 14, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297571/prolongation-of-cardiac-allograft-survival-by-endometrial-regenerative-cells-focusing-on-b-cell-responses
#19
Xiaoxi Xu, Xiaochun Li, Xiangying Gu, Bai Zhang, Weijun Tian, Hongqiu Han, Peng Sun, Caigan Du, Hao Wang
Endometrial regenerative cells (ERCs) have been recently evaluated as an attractive candidate source for emerging stem cell therapies in immunosuppression, but their role in immunoregulation is not fully understood. The present study was designed to investigate their effects, especially on B-cell responses in heart transplantation. In this study, ERCs were noninvasively obtained from menstrual blood. Heart transplantation was performed between C57BL/6 (H-2(b) ) donor mice and BALB/c (H-2(d) ) recipients. B-cell activation and antibody levels were determined using fluorescence-activated cell sorting, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and ELISpot...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291468/navy-en-route-care-a-3-year-review-of-428-navy-air-evacuations
#20
Benjamin Walrath, Alejandra Mora, Victoria Ganem, Stephen Harper, Elliot Ross, Chetan Kharod, Gerard Demers, Vikhyat S Bebarta
BACKGROUND: Navy medical personnel have been recording en route care (ERC) missions through Search and Rescue (SAR) reports since the 1970's. Our objective was to report clinical ERC cases treated by Navy operational assets from January 2012 to January 2015. METHODS: The Search and Rescue Model Manager office collects SAR reports for all patient transports involving Navy personnel and equipment. From these reports, descriptive statistics to include total number of patients transported, percentages of Advanced Life Support versus Basic Life Support transports, time of transport, and type of ERC provider for the transport were collected...
March 2017: Military Medicine
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