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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343347/bioanalysis-of-farnesyl-pyrophosphate-in-human-plasma-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-coupled-to-triple-quadrupole-tandem-mass-spectrometry-and-hybrid-quadrupole-orbitrap-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
#1
Hiroshi Sugimoto, Mie Iguchi, Fumihiro Jinno
The isoprenoids farnesyl pyrophosphate (FPP) and geranylgeranyl pyrophosphate (GGPP) are pivotal intermediates for cholesterol homeostasis and cell signaling in the mevalonate pathway. We developed a sensitive and selective high-performance liquid chromatography tandem triple quadrupole mass spectrometry (LC-QQQ-MS) method for FPP in human plasma without the need for a derivatization process. We optimized the sample preparation procedure to extract FPP and (13)C5-FPP (as internal standard) from sample fluids using methanol...
March 25, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343236/effects-of-restricting-perioperative-use-of-intravenous-chloride-on-kidney-injury-in-patients-undergoing-cardiac-surgery-the-licra-pragmatic-controlled-clinical-trial
#2
David McIlroy, Deirdre Murphy, Jessica Kasza, Dhiraj Bhatia, Lisa Wutzlhofer, Silvana Marasco
PURPOSE: The administration of chloride-rich intravenous (IV) fluid and hyperchloraemia have been associated with perioperative renal injury. The aim of this study was to determine whether a comprehensive perioperative protocol for the administration of chloride-limited IV fluid would reduce perioperative renal injury in adults undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: From February 2014 through to December 2015, all adult patients undergoing cardiac surgery within a single academic medical center received IV fluid according to the study protocol...
March 25, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343229/cytological-findings-of-ascitic-fluid-with-a-malignant-ovarian-steroid-cell-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Nobuaki Kosaka, Kiyoshi Hasegawa, Kaori Kiuchi, Shoko Ochiai, Tamiko Nagai, Hiromi Machida, Yasuo Imai, Ichio Fukasawa
BACKGROUND: Ovarian steroid cell tumors (SCTs) are rare and usually benign, although 25-43% are reportedly malignant. The cytologic findings of these rare ovarian tumors have almost never been reported. CASE: We report a rare case of a malignant ovarian SCT with peritoneal dissemination and malignant ascites in a 40-year-old woman. Her tumor was classified as stage IIB (pT2bNoM0) according to the FIGO (International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics) classification system, and she was treated with adjuvant chemotherapy following staging laparotomy...
March 25, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343163/s100a6-focus-on-recent-developments
#4
Wiesława Leśniak, Tomasz Wilanowski, Anna Filipek
The Ca2+-binding protein, S100A6, belongs to the S100 family. Binding of Ca2+ induces a conformational change, which causes an increase in the overall S100A6 hydrophobicity and allows it to interact with many targets. S100A6 is expressed in different normal tissues and in many tumors. Up to now it has been shown that S100A6 is involved in cell proliferation, cytoskeletal dynamics and tumorigenesis, and that it might have some extracellular functions. In this review, we summarize novel discoveries concerning S100A6 targets, its involvement in cellular signaling pathways, and presence in stem/progenitor cells, extracellular matrix and body fluids of diseased patients...
March 25, 2017: Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343011/ultrasound-characterization-of-ankle-involvement-in-l%C3%A3-fgren-syndrome
#5
Claire Goussault, Jean-David Albert, Guillaume Coiffier, François Lamer, Raphaël Guillin, Benoit Le Goff, Béatrice Bouvard, Emmanuelle Dernis, Marine Ferreyra, Grégoire Cormier, Pascal Guggenbuhl, Aleth Perdriger
BACKGROUND: Bilateral ankle arthritis is a classic diagnostic criterion for Löfgren syndrome. The objective of this study was to use ultrasonography to characterize the articular and peri-articular involvement of the ankles in patients with Löfgren syndrome. METHODS: Single-center descriptive cohort study of patients with Löfgren syndrome who underwent ultrasonography of the ankles. We collected clinical data, imaging study findings, blood test results, and joint fluid properties in patients who underwent joint aspiration...
March 22, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342981/mechanisms-of-in-vivo-release-of-triamcinolone-acetonide-from-plga-microspheres
#6
Amy C Doty, David G Weinstein, Keiji Hirota, Karl F Olsen, Rose Ackermann, Yan Wang, Stephanie Choi, Steven P Schwendeman
Little is known about the underlying effects controlling in vitro-in vivo correlations (IVIVCs) for biodegradable controlled release microspheres. Most reports of IVIVCs that exist are empirical in nature, typically based on a mathematical relationship between in vitro and in vivo drug release, with the latter often estimated by deconvolution of pharmacokinetic data. In order to improve the ability of in vitro release tests to predict microsphere behavior in vivo and develop more meaningful IVIVCs, the in vivo release mechanisms need to be characterized...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342961/particulate-metal-bioaccessibility-in-physiological-fluids-and-cell-culture-media-toxicological-perspectives
#7
Bérénice Leclercq, Laurent Yves Alleman, Esperanza Perdrix, Véronique Riffault, Mélanie Happillon, Alain Strecker, Jean-Marc Lo-Guidice, Guillaume Garçon, Patrice Coddeville
According to the literature, tiny amounts of transition metals in airborne fine particles (PM2.5) may induce proinflammatory cell response through reactive oxygen species production. The solubility of particle-bound metals in physiological fluids, i.e. the metal bioaccessibility is driven by factors such as the solution chemical composition, the contact time with the particles, and the solid-to-liquid phase ratio (S/L). In this work, PM2.5-bound metal bioaccessibility was assessed in various physiological-like solutions including cell culture media in order to evidence the potential impact on normal human bronchial epithelial cells (NHBE) when studying the cytotoxicity and inflammatory responses of PM2...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342869/microrna-448-promotes-multiple-sclerosis-development-through-induction-of-th17-response-through-targeting-protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-non-receptor-type-2-ptpn2
#8
Rihan Wu, Qinyu He, Haitao Chen, Miao Xu, Ning Zhao, Ying Xiao, Qian-Qian Tu, Wenjun Zhang, Xiaoying Bi
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, and its pathogenesis remains largely unclear. Much attention has been paid to the role of microRNAs (miRs) in regulation of autoimmune disease. Here, we found, for the first time, that miR-448 expression was significantly increased in periphery blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with MS, and its expression positively correlated with the disease severity. We further demonstrated that CD4(+) T cells, especially the Th17 lineage, were the major source of miR-448 expression...
March 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342868/increased-interleukin-1%C3%AE-and-basic-fibroblast-growth-factor-levels-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-during-human-herpesvirus-6b-hhv-6b-encephalitis
#9
Masato Tamai, Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Kazuya Shimada, Naomi Oka, Mayumi Takahashi, Akiko Tanuma, Tomohiro Tanemoto, Hiroyuki Namba, Yoshihiro Saito, Yasuyuki Wada, Aikou Okamoto, Hiroyuki Ida, Kazuhiro Kondo
Human herpesvirus 6B (HHV-6B) causes exanthema subitum in infants and is known to be mildly pathogenic. However, HHV-6B infection can induce febrile seizures in a high percentage of patients, and in rare cases, result in encephalitis. We detected higher levels of interleukin (IL)-1β and basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CFS) of patients with HHV-6B encephalitis when compared to those in patients with non-HHV-6B-induced febrile seizures. In vitro, IL-1β and bFGF enhanced HHV-6B gene expression in infected U373 astrocytes during the initial and maintenance phases of infection, respectively...
March 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342859/hydroethanolic-extract-from-echinodorus-scaber-rataj-leaves-inhibits-inflammation-in-ovalbumin-induced-allergic-asthma
#10
Suellen Iara Guirra Rosa, Fabrício Rios-Santos, Sikiru Olaitan Balogun, Danielle Ayr Tavares de Almeida, Amilcar Sabino Damazo, Thais Campos Dias da Cruz, Eduarda Pavan, Robson Dos Santos Barbosa, Tarso da Costa Alvim, Ilsamar Mendes Soares, Sérgio Donizeti Ascêncio, Antonio Macho, Domingos Tabajara de Oliveira Martins
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Echinodorus scaber, Alismataceae, is popularly known in Brazil as "chapéu-de-couro". The plant leaves are used by the population as decoction, infusion, or maceration in bottled spirits, to treat inflammatory respiratory diseases. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the anti-inflammatory mechanism of the hydroethanolic extract of leaves of Echinodorus scaber (HEEs) in allergic asthma. A phytochemical analysis of the extract was performed as well...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342789/enhanced-gastric-stability-of-esomeprazole-by-molecular-interaction-and-modulation-of-microenvironmental-ph-with-alkalizers-in-solid-dispersion
#11
Hien Van Nguyen, Namhyun Baek, Beom-Jin Lee
Due to the instability of esomeprazole magnesium dihydrate (EPM), a proton pump inhibitor, in gastric fluid, enteric-coated dosage form is commonly used for therapeutic application. In this study, we prepared new gastric fluid resistant solid dispersions (SDs) containing alkalizers. Then, new mechanistic evidence regarding the effects of pharmaceutical alkalizers on the aqueous stability of EPM in simulated gastric fluid was investigated. The alkalizer-loaded SD were prepared by dissolving or dispersing EPM, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) 6 cps, and an alkalizer, in ethanol 50% (v/v) followed by spray drying...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342726/noninvasive-prenatal-testing-for-fetal-aneuploidy-and-single-gene-disorders
#12
REVIEW
Hannah Skrzypek, Lisa Hui
Our concept of nucleic acid biology has advanced dramatically over the past two decades, with a growing appreciation that cell-free DNA (cfDNA) fragments are present in all body fluids including plasma. In no other field has plasma DNA been as rapidly translated into clinical practice as in noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for fetal chromosome abnormalities. NIPT is a screening test that requires confirmation with diagnostic testing, but other applications of cfDNA provide diagnostic information and do not require invasive testing...
February 28, 2017: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342712/therapeutic-targets-in-the-selective-killing-of-cancer-cells-by-nanomaterials
#13
REVIEW
Mohd Javed Akhtar, Maqusood Ahamed, Hisham A Alhadlaq
Cancer is the result of numerous defects in key regulatory proteins and pathways, and targeting them with anticancer agents is associated with severe systemic toxicity. Increased levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and compensatory antioxidant levels in cancer cells have emerged as broad spectrum targets for therapeutic interventions. The biochemical features of cancer provide multiple but overlapping opportunities that could be efficiently exploited by the optimally engineered particulate characteristics of nanomaterials (NMs)...
March 22, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342703/intracranial-white-epidermoid-cyst-with-dystrophic-calcification-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
REVIEW
Krishnan Ravindran, Te Whiti Rogers, Tanya Yuen, Frank Gaillard
White epidermoids are a rare variant of an intracranial epidermoid cyst that do not exhibit typical 'near- cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)' CT density or MRI intensity. Here, the authors present the case of a 58year old man with an acute onset of aphasia and altered consciousness, due to a large heterogeneous cranial mass in the left frontal region with unusual signal intensity. Subsequent histopathological analysis identified the lesion as an epidermoid cyst.
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342701/predictive-subtle-or-overlooked-initial-head-ct-findings-in-patients-who-develop-delayed-chronic-subdural-hematoma
#15
William C Olivero, Huan Wang, Arash Farahvar, Thomas A Kim, Fei Wang
With the aging population, the incidence of chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) is expected to rise. Once symptomatic the morbidity from CSDH is not insignificant. We studied patients who had a minor head injury and CT brain scan prior to developing CSDH to determine if there were any predictors on these scans for subsequent development of a CSDH. A retrospective review was performed on all patients operated for CSDH over a 3-year period and a review performed on those who had imaging studies at the time of a preceding minor head injury...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342654/the-role-of-the-signal-intensity-ratio-on-fluid-attenuated-inversion-recovery-in-stroke-patients-achieving-successful-recanalization-with-endovascular-treatment
#16
Taehoon Kim, Jong-Won Chung, Myung Suk Jang, Mi Hwa Yang, Sang-Hwa Lee, Beom Joon Kim, Moon-Ku Han, Jae Hyoung Kim, Cheolkyu Jung, Jae-Sung Lim, Hee-Joon Bae
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate whether fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) imaging hyperintensity can be used as a surrogate marker for the severity of ischemic insult and predict lesion growth. METHODS: Based on a prospective stroke registry database, we identified patients with ischemic stroke who were treated with endovascular treatment (EVT) within 8 hours of onset and achieved successful recanalization (modified thrombolysis in cerebral infarction ≥2B)...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342322/ultrasonic-field-modeling-in-anisotropic-materials-by-distributed-point-source-method
#17
Samaneh Fooladi, Tribikram Kundu
DPSM (distributed point source method) is a modeling technique which is based on the concept of Green's function. First, a collection of source and target points are distributed over the solution domain based on the problem description and solution requirements. Then, the effects from all source points are superimposed at the location of every individual target point. Therefore, a successful implementation of DPSM entails an effective evaluation of Green's function between many pairs of source and target points...
March 16, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342316/comparison-of-cytomegalovirus-cmv-specific-neutralization-capacity-of-hyperimmunoglobulin-hig-versus-standard-intravenous-immunoglobulin-ivig-preparations-impact-of-cmv-igg-normalization
#18
Matthias Stefan Schampera, Katrin Schweinzer, Harald Abele, Karl Oliver Kagan, Reinhild Klein, Ingo Rettig, Gerhard Jahn, Klaus Hamprecht
BACKGROUND: Based on a non-randomized study of Nigro et al. (2005) the intravenous administration of hyperimmunoglobulins (HIGs) is applied frequently to women with primary CMV-infection as "off-label use" in Germany. OBJECTIVES: In order to describe their CMV-specific neutralization-capacity in vitro, we analyzed the HIG preparations Cytotect(®), and Cytogam(®) as well as the standard intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG) Octagam(®), Gamunex(®), Kiovig(®). STUDY DESIGN: We performed short-term cell-free CMV neutralization assays (CFNT) and long-term cell-adapted neutralization-plaque-reduction assays (PRANT)...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340526/an-experimental-study-on-flow-and-heat-transfer-characteristics-of-ethanol-polyalphaolefin-nanoemulsion-flowing-through-circular-minichannels
#19
Vu Trinh, Jiajun Xu
This work experimentally studied the convective flow and heat transfer characteristics of a novel nanostructured heat transfer fluid: "ethanol/polyalphaolefin nanoemulsion" flowing through 12 circular minichannels of 1-mm diameter each. Ethanol/polyalphaolefin nanoemulsion is a thermodynamically stable system formed by dispersing ethanol into a mixture of "polyalphaolefin (PAO)" and surfactants. In this study, ethanol/PAO nanoemulsion is used as the working fluid to study the effect of ethanol nanodroplets on its convective flow and heat transfer characteristics...
December 2017: Nanoscale Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340405/population-pharmacokinetic-modeling-of-furosemide-in-patients-with-hypertension-and-fluid-overload-conditions
#20
Devender Kodati, Narsimhareddy Yellu
BACKGROUND: Furosemide is a loop diuretic drug frequently indicated in hypertension and fluid overload conditions such as congestive heart failure and hepatic cirrhosis. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to establish a population pharmacokinetic model for furosemide in Indian hypertensive and fluid overload patients, and to evaluate effects of covariates on the volume of distribution (V/F) and oral clearance (CL/F) of furosemide. METHODS: A total of 188 furosemide plasma sample concentrations from 63 patients with hypertension or fluid overload conditions were collected in this study...
January 15, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
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