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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240037/fetal-anemia-causing-hydrops-fetalis-from-an-alpha-globin-variant-homozygous-hemoglobin-constant-spring
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Patcharee Komvilaisak, Ratana Komvilaisak, Arunee Jetsrisuparb, Surapon Wiangnon, Junya Jirapradittha, Pakaphan Kiatchoosakun, Goonapa Fucharoen
BACKGROUND: Fetal anemia is often assumed to be due to red cell alloimmunization and Parvovirus infection, and can lead to hydrops fetalis and death in utero. Other causes, such as mutations of hemoglobin alpha, are less commonly considered. METHODS: We report 7 cases with fetal anemia causing hydrops fetalis. Serial Doppler ultrasound for measurement peak systolic velocity (PSV) of middle cerebral artery (MCA) was used for evaluation of fetal anemia. Fetal anemia is suggested if the MCA/PSV ratio is >1...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235976/litoribrevibacter-euphylliae-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-torch-coral-euphyllia-glabrescens
#2
Shih-Yi Sheu, Pei-Bei Xie, Der-Shyan Sheu, Sen-Lin Tang, Wen-Ming Chen
Strain Eup a-2T, isolated from the torch coral Euphyllia glabrescens, was characterized using a polyphasic taxonomy approach. Cells of strain Eup a-2T were Gram-negative, aerobic and motile by three polar flagella and formed translucent colonies. Optimal growth occurred at 25 °C, pH 6-8 and in the presence of 2-4 % NaCl. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain Eup a-2T belonged to the genus Litoribrevibacter and showed the highest levels of sequence similarity with respect to Litoribrevibacter albus Y32T (97...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232327/an-interview-of-robert-j-kurman-md-learning-teaching-passing-the-torch
#3
Robert H Young
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: International Journal of Gynecological Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206442/fire-retardant-self-extinguishing-inorganic-polymer-composite-memory-foams
#4
Soumyajyoti Chatterjee, Kadhiravan Shanmuganathan, Guruswamy Kumaraswamy
Polymeric foams used in furniture and seating applications for automotives and aircraft rely on incorporation of environmentally hazardous fire retardant additives to meet fire safety norms. This has occasioned significant interest in novel approaches to the elimination of fire retardant additives. Foams based on polymer nanocomposites or based on fire retardant coatings show compromised mechanical performance and require additional processing steps. Here, we demonstrate a one-step preparation of a fire retardant ice-templated inorganic/polymer hybrid that does not incorporate fire retardant additives...
December 5, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191392/cold-atmospheric-plasma-cap-activates-angiogenesis-related-molecules-in-skin-keratinocytes-fibroblasts-and-endothelial-cells-and-improves-wound-angiogenesis-in-an-autocrine-and-paracrine-mode
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Stephanie Arndt, Petra Unger, Mark Berneburg, Anja-Katrin Bosserhoff, Sigrid Karrer
BACKGROUND: Cold atmospheric plasma (CAP) emerged as a novel therapeutic field with applications developed for bacterial sterilization, wound healing and cancer treatment. For clinical implementation it is important to know how CAP works and which molecular changes occur after the CAP treatment. Vascularization is an important step during wound healing, however, the effects of CAP on wound angiogenesis are not well examined so far. Furthermore, it has not been investigated, whether CAP primarily affects endothelial cells directly or via paracrine mechanisms to modulate the vasculature...
November 26, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157179/association-between-false-positive-torch-and-antiphospholipid-antibodies-in-healthy-pregnant-women
#6
S De Carolis, S Tabacco, F Rizzo, G Perrone, C Garufi, A Botta, S Salvi, P Benedetti Panici, A Lanzone
The present study investigated: (a) the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies and (b) the obstetric outcome in healthy pregnant women showing false-positive TORCH-Toxoplasmosis, Other: syphilis, varicella-zoster, Rubella, Cytomegalovirus (CMV), and Herpes infections-results. Data from 23 singleton healthy pregnancies with false-positive TORCH results were collected. Each woman was systematically screened for TORCH IgG and IgM during the pre-conception assessment and/or at the beginning of pregnancy. In the presence of IgM positivity, when indicated (CMV, toxoplasmosis, rubella, herpes simplex virus), IgG avidity was evaluated and, if possible, polymerase chain reaction was performed on an amniotic fluid sample in order to distinguish between primary infection or false positivity...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155634/how-does-imaging-of-congenital-zika-compare-with-imaging-of-other-torch-infections
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REVIEW
Deborah Levine, Jacques C Jani, Ilse Castro-Aragon, Mieke Cannie
The acronym TORCH is used to refer to congenital infections, such as toxoplasmosis, other infections (such as syphillis, varicella-zoster, and parvovirus B19), cytomegalovirus, and herpes simplex virus. The classic findings in patients with TORCH infections include rash in the mother during pregnancy and ocular findings in the newborn. Zika virus has emerged as an important worldwide congenital infection. It fits well with other congenital TORCH infections since there is a rash in the mother and there are commonly ocular abnormalities in the newborn...
December 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143729/thalassotalea-coralli-sp-nov-isolated-from-the-torch-coral-euphyllia-glabrescens
#8
Der-Shyan Sheu, Shih-Yi Sheu, Pei-Bei Xie, Sen-Lin Tang, Wen-Ming Chen
Strain Eup a-8(T), isolated from a torch coral Euphyllia glabrescens, was characterized using a polyphasic taxonomy approach. Cells of strain Eup a-8(T) were Gram-staining-negative, aerobic, motile by means of a single polar flagellum, poly-β-hydroxybutyrate-containing, rod-shaped and formed white colonies. Optimal growth occurred at 25-30 °C, pH 7-8, and in the presence of 2 % NaCl. Phylogenetic analyses based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain Eup a-8(T) belonged to the genus Thalassotalea and showed the highest levels of sequence similarity with respect to Thalassotalea ganghwensis JC2041(T) (97...
November 16, 2017: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127595/neurological-manifestations-of-congenital-zika-virus-infection
#9
Tania Saad, Alessandra Augusta PennaeCosta, Fernanda Veiga de Góes, Marcela de Freitas, Julia Valeriano de Almeida, Lúcio José de Santa Ignêz, Ana Paula Amancio, Renata Joviano Alvim, Ludmilla Athayde Antunes Kramberger
INTRODUCTION: In 2015, it was observed a rise in the number of microcephalic newborns associated with a history of non-specific febrile sickness and rash during pregnancy in Brazil. Since then, microcephaly has emerged as a public health concern. A few months after, the causal relation between congenital microcephaly and the Zika virus was discovered. Zika virus, an arbovirus, is a new TORCH member that leads to congenital infection through vertical transmission and harms the developing brain, disrupting synaptogenesis, and causing other central nervous system lesions...
November 10, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111258/effectiveness-of-mechanical-thinning-and-prescribed-burning-on-fire-behavior-in-pinus-nigra-forests-in-ne-spain
#10
Míriam Piqué, Rut Domènech
Fuel treatments can mitigate present and future impacts of climate change by reducing fire intensity and severity. In recent years, Pinus nigra forests in the Mediterranean basin have been dramatically affected by the new risk of highly intense and extreme fires and its distribution area has been reduced. New tools are necessary for assessing the management of these forests so they can adapt to the challenges to come. Our main goal was to evaluate the effects of different fuel treatments on Mediterranean Pinus nigra forests...
October 27, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106340/on-synchronicity-passing-the-torch-and-the-task-of-prevention
#11
Niva Piran
The 15-year follow-up study (Bar, Chassin & Dionne, 2017) suggests of the Dance School Ecological Prevention Program (Piran, 1999) that it may have had long-term effects on the prevention of bulimia. This pattern of findings is in line with the results of the older cohort in the original outcome evaluation study. If the results of the follow up study hold when the 15-year outcome evaluation study is compared to a control group from a similarly competitive ballet school, this would reinforce the cause of prevention in the field of sports and dance, if not beyond...
October 2017: Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021728/olympic-torch-flap-one-stop-option-for-simultaneous-brow-upper-and-lower-lid-reconstruction-in-post-burn-patients
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M Vathulya, D Chattopadhyay, K Koyama
Facial units reconstruction in a post burn patient poses tough challenges. Simultaneous brow and lid reconstruction is one of them. This article presents a 45-year-old epileptic male with burn of complete face. The task of reconstructing the brow, upper and lower lids was successfully accomplished using a modification of the Guyuron postauricular fasciocutaneous flap, after initial grafting and radial forearm flap reconstruction of forehead and other parts of the face. The article gives a single-stop solution for simultaneous reconstruction of brow and lids using a random pattern extension of the traditional postauricular flap, thus proving the excellent vascularity and hence durability of the flap in spite of a 180 degrees change in the orientation of the flap with respect to the axis...
June 30, 2017: Annals of Burns and Fire Disasters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28993892/screening-investigations-in-small-for-gestational-age-near-term-and-term-infants
#13
Mohan B Krishnamurthy, Abigail Popiel, Atul Malhotra
The aims of this study are to examine how frequently near-term and term small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants were investigated in our clinical practice, whether being born less than the third centile for weight increased the yield of positive investigations, and whether there were additional characteristics in infants with positive investigations. This retrospective cohort study was compiled using a database of a large maternity network, using the search near term and term gestational age (greater than or equal to 35 weeks) over a span of 4 years...
December 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984998/biofluorescence-as-a-survey-tool-for-cryptic-marine-species
#14
Maarten De Brauwer, Jean-Paul A Hobbs, Rohani Ambo-Rappe, Jamaluddin Jompa, Euan S Harvey, Jennifer L McIlwain
As ecosystems come under increasing anthropogenic pressure, rare species face the highest risk of extinction. Paradoxically, rare species often lack data necessary to evaluate their conservation status, because of the challenges detecting species with low abundance. One group of fishes subject to this under-sampling bias are those with cryptic body patterns. Twenty-one percent of the cryptic fish species assessed for their extinction risk (IUCN) are data deficient. We developed a non-destructive method for surveying cryptically patterned marine fishes based on the presence of biofluorescence...
October 6, 2017: Conservation Biology: the Journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980148/the-pathogenesis-of-microcephaly-resulting-from-congenital-infections-why-is-my-baby-s-head-so-small
#15
REVIEW
L D Frenkel, F Gomez, F Sabahi
The emergence of Zika-virus-associated congenital microcephaly has engendered renewed interest in the pathogenesis of microcephaly induced by infectious agents. Three of the original "TORCH" agents are associated with an appreciable incidence of congenital microcephaly: cytomegalovirus, rubella virus, and Toxoplasma gondii. The pathology of congenital microcephaly is characterized by neurotropic infectious agents that involve the fetal nervous system, leading to brain destruction with calcifications, microcephaly, sensorineural hearing loss, and ophthalmologic abnormalities...
October 5, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28954404/the-study-of-titanium-and-zirconium-ions-in-water-by-mpt-ltq-mass-spectrometry-in-negative-mode
#16
Junqing Yang, Mei Zheng, Qiuju Liu, Meiling Zhu Chushan Yang, Yan Zhang, Zhiqiang Zhu
Microwave plasma torches (MPTs) can be used as simple and low power-consumption ambient ion sources. When MPT-mass spectrometry (MPT-MS) is applied in the detection of some metal elements, the metallic ions exhibit some novel features which are significantly different with those obtained by the traditional inductively coupled plasma (ICP)-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) and may be helpful for metal element analysis. As the representative elements of group IVA, titanium and zirconium are both of importance and value in modern industry, and they have impacts on human health...
September 26, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931673/10%C3%A2-years-since-torch-shining-a-new-light-on-the-risks-of-inhaled-corticosteroids-in-copd
#17
EDITORIAL
James D Chalmers, Holly R Keir
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915692/biomarker-analysis-of-the-phase-3-torch-trial-for-first-line-erlotinib-versus-chemotherapy-in-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients
#18
Lucia Kim, Mauro Saieg, Massimo Di Maio, Ciro Gallo, Charles Butts, Fortunato Ciardiello, Ronald Feld, Dengxiao Cheng, Vittorio Gebbia, Marco Angelo Burgio, Yasmin Alam, Simona Signoriello, Antonio Rossi, Natasha Leighl, Paolo Maione, Alessandro Morabito, Geoffrey Liu, Ming-Sound Tsao, Francesco Perrone, Cesare Gridelli
BACKGROUND: The TORCH phase III trial compared the efficacy of first-line erlotinib followed by chemotherapy at progression (experimental arm) with the reverse sequence (standard arm) in unselected advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. Here we report biomarker analyses. METHODS: EGFR and KRAS mutation, expression of EGFR family members and of cMET and PTEN and EGFR and ABCG2 germline polymorphisms were tested on tumor tissue or blood samples to either confirm previously proposed predictive role or describe it in an explorative setting...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913969/spray-inlet-microwave-plasma-torch-ionization-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-the-direct-detection-of-drug-samples-in-liquid-solutions
#19
Meng Miao, Gaosheng Zhao, Yaliang Wang, Li Xu, Junguo Dong, Ping Cheng
RATIONALE: Drug abuse or dependence results in a series of social problems, including crime and traffic accidents. Spray inlet microwave plasma torch tandem mass spectrometry (MPT-MS/MS) was developed and used for the direct detection of such drugs in liquid solutions. METHODS: Drug sample solutions were directly sprayed into the flame of MPT by a sampling pump and the ions produced by Penning ionization and ion-molecule reactions were guided into a QTOF tandem mass spectrometer for mass analysis...
September 14, 2017: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904470/susceptibility-weighted-imaging-torch-fire-sign-in-a-patient-with-dystonia-due-to-hypoxic-ischemic-injury
#20
Savith Kumar, Chandrasekharan Kesavadas, Bejoy Thomas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
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