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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036795/erythrocyte-deformability-and-hemorheological-profile-in-multiple-myeloma
#1
G Caimi, M Carlisi, M Montana, E Gallà, R Lo Presti, E Hopps, S Siragusa
The hemorheological profile in multiple myeloma (MM) has been extensively studied. Our investigation regarded the behavior of whole-blood viscosity, plasma viscosity and erythrocyte deformability in MM. We enrolled 24 MM patients; 13 of them had been recently diagnosed and were at the initial stage of therapy, 6 were on consolidation/conservation therapy and 5 had achieved a complete remission. On fasting venous blood we evaluated whole-blood and plasma viscosity at high and low shear rates, haematocrit, the ratios between whole-blood viscosity (at high and low shear rate) and haematocrit×100, the ratio between plasma viscosity at low and high shear rate and the erythrocyte deformability examined by using laser diffractometry and expressed as elongation index...
October 7, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036571/atrial-flow-dynamics-as-a-determinant-of-tissue-temperature-during-balloon-cryoablation
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Justin Ghosh, Mark A McGuire
Aims: Balloon cryoablation is an accepted method of achieving pulmonary vein isolation for the treatment of atrial fibrillation. The relationship between blood flow in the atrium and cryo energy delivery to the tissue remains poorly understood. Methods and results: Controlled cryoablations were performed in vitro using a pulmonary vein phantom constructed from bovine muscle, providing a 20 mm vein ostium. A temperature sensor was mounted within the 'vein wall' at a 1 mm tissue depth...
October 4, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036480/treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-hypopnea-syndrome-by-mandible-advanced-device-reduced-neuron-apoptosis-in-frontal-cortex-of-rabbits
#3
Hai-Yan Lu, Wen Wang, Zheng Zhou, Chun-Yan Liu, Ye Liu, Wei Xiao, Fu-Sheng Dong, Jie Wang
Objective: To investigate effects of mandible advanced device (MAD) therapy for obstructive sleep apnoea-hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) on the neuron apoptosis and acetylcholine esterase activity in frontal cortex. Materials and methods: Thirty male New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into three groups (n = 10 in each group): group OSAHS, group MAD, and control group. Hydrophilic polyacrylamide gel was injected into soft palate of the animals to induce OSAHS in group OSAHS and group MAD...
September 23, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036374/gating-mass-cytometry-data-by-deep-learning
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Huamin Li, Uri Shaham, Kelly P Stanton, Yi Yao, Ruth R Montgomery, Yuval Kluger
Motivation: Mass cytometry or CyTOF is an emerging technology for high-dimensional multiparameter single cell analysis that overcomes many limitations of fluorescence-based flow cytometry. New methods for analyzing CyTOF data attempt to improve automation, scalability, performance and interpretation of data generated in large studies. Assigning individual cells into discrete groups of cell types (gating) involves time-consuming sequential manual steps, untenable for larger studies. Results: We introduce DeepCyTOF, a standardization approach for gating, based on deep learning techniques...
July 13, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034576/substantial-variability-across-individuals-in-the-vascular-and-nutrigenomic-response-to-an-acute-intake-of-curcumin-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Nicolas Barber-Chamoux, Dragan Milenkovic, Marie-Anne Verny, Véronique Habauzit, Bruno Pereira, Céline Lambert, Damien Richard, Céline Boby, Andrzej Mazur, Jean René Lusson, Claude Dubray, Christine Morand
SCOPE: Curcumin exerts biological activities of interest in cardiovascular prevention. However, its vascular protective effect is still poorly investigated in humans. The present study aims to assess vasculat effect of an acute intake of curcumin and its nutrigenomic impact in circulating immune cells. METHODS AND RESULTS: In a randomised, double-blind, crossover design, eighteen healthy smokers consumed a placebo or a 5-gram of curcumin. Before and two hours after the intake, vascular function measurements were performed by using flow-mediated dilation (FMD)...
October 15, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034529/reliability-of-muscle-blood-flow-and-oxygen-consumption-response-from-exercise-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy
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Adam A Lucero, Gifty Addae, Wayne Lawrence, Beemnet Neway, Daniel P Credeur, James Faulkner, David Rowlands, Lee Stoner
Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), coupled with rapid venous (VO) and arterial occlusions (AO) can be used to non-invasively estimate resting local skeletal muscle blood flow (mBF) and oxygen consumption (mV̇O2 ), respectively. However, the day-to-day reliability of mBF and mV̇O2 responses to stressors such as incremental dynamic exercise has not been established. PURPOSE: To determine the reliability of NIRS derived mBF and mV̇O2 response from incremental dynamic exercise. METHODS: Measurements of mBF and mV̇O2 were collected in the vastus lateralis of twelve healthy, physically active adults [7 m and 5 f; 25 y (SD 6)] over 3 non-consecutive visits within 10 days...
October 16, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034238/exploring-the-abnormal-modulation-of-the-autonomic-systems-during-nasal-flow-limitation-in-upper-airway-resistance-syndrome-by-hilbert-huang-transform
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Chen Lin, Men-Tzung Lo, Christian Guilleminault
Patients with nasal flow limitation and upper airway resistance syndrome (UARS) during sleep can present with low blood pressure and disturbing symptoms associated with hypervagotony. We hypothesized that the dynamic changes of the autonomic system related to inspiratory flow limitation can be quantified by the developed analytic technique applied on beat-to-beat heart rate (RR intervals) and finger photoplethysmography (PPG). METHOD: A breath-by-breath investigation based on the Hilbert-Huang transform was performed to explore autonomic nervous system changes observed during inspiratory flow limitation...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034054/tumor-cell-capture-patterns-around-aptamer-immobilized-microposts-in-microfluidic-devices
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Kangfu Chen, Teodor Z Georgiev, Weian Sheng, Xiangjun Zheng, Jose I Varillas, Jinling Zhang, Z Hugh Fan
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have shown potential for cancer diagnosis and prognosis. Affinity-based CTC isolation methods have been proved to be efficient for CTC detection in clinical blood samples. One of the popular choices for affinity-based CTC isolation is to immobilize capture agents onto an array of microposts in microchannels, providing high CTC capture efficiency due to enhanced interactions between tumor cells and capture agents on the microposts. However, how the cells interact with microposts under different flow conditions and what kind of capture pattern results from the interactions have not been fully investigated; a full understanding of these interactions will help to design devices and choose experimental conditions for higher CTC capture effeciency...
September 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034050/separation-of-sperm-cells-from-samples-containing-high-concentrations-of-white-blood-cells-using-a-spiral-channel
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Jiyoung Son, Raheel Samuel, Bruce K Gale, Douglas T Carrell, James M Hotaling
Microfluidic technology has potential to separate sperm cells from unwanted debris while improving the effectiveness of assisted reproductive technologies (ART). Current clinical protocol limitations regarding the separation of sperm cells from other cells/cellular debris can lead to low sperm recovery when the sample contains a low concentration of mostly low motility sperm cells and a high concentration of unwanted cells/cellular debris, such as in semen samples from patients with pyospermia [high white blood cell (WBC) semen]...
September 2017: Biomicrofluidics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033941/functional-analysis-of-phagocyte-activity-in-whole-blood-from-hiv-tuberculosis-infected-individuals-using-a-novel-flow-cytometry-based-assay
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Ankur Gupta-Wright, Dumizulu Tembo, Kondwani C Jambo, Elizabeth Chimbayo, Leonard Mvaya, Shannon Caldwell, David G Russell, Henry C Mwandumba
The accurate assessment of immune competence through ex vivo analysis is paramount to our understanding of those immune mechanisms that lead to protection or susceptibility against a broad range of human pathogens. We have developed a flow cytometry-based, whole blood phagocyte functional assay that utilizes the inflammatory inducer zymosan, coupled to OxyBURST-SE, a fluorescent reporter of phagosomal oxidase activity. The assay measures both phagocytic uptake and the superoxide burst in the phagocyte populations in whole blood...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033767/hemorrhagic-cholecystitis-in-a-patient-on-maintenance-dialysis
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Masayuki Shishida, Masahiro Ikeda, Nozomi Karakuchi, Kosuke Ono, Naofumi Tsukiyama, Manabu Shimomura, Koichi Oishi, Kazuaki Miyamoto, Kazuhiro Toyota, Seiji Sadamoto, Tadateru Takahashi
The present paper describes a case of hemorrhagic cholecystitis in a patient on maintenance dialysis. The patient presented with right upper quadrant abdominal pain. Computed tomography revealed swelling of the gallbladder, high- and isodensity contents of the gallbladder, and high-density stone in the gallbladder neck. He was hospitalized for suspected acute cholecystitis. After hospitalization, his levels of total bilirubin, aspartate aminotransferase, and alanine aminotransferase increased. T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging showed low-intensity contents expanded to include a wide area from the common bile duct to the cystic duct and gallbladder neck...
May 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032800/haemodynamic-effects-of-incomplete-stent-apposition-in-curved-coronary-arteries
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Winson X Chen, Eric K W Poon, Vikas Thondapu, Nicholas Hutchins, Peter Barlis, Andrew Ooi
Incomplete stent apposition (ISA, also known as malapposition) is a complication that affects day-to-day coronary stenting procedures. ISA is more prominent in complex arterial geometries, such as curvature, asa result of the limited conformability of coronary stents. These malapposed struts disturb the otherwise near-wall laminar blood flow and form a micro-recirculation environment. The micro-recirculation environment is often associated with low wall shear stress (WSS) and upsets the delicate balance of vascular biology, providing possible nidus for thrombosis and restenosis...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032714/fusion-of-optical-coherence-tomography-and-angiography-for-numerical-simulation-of-hemodynamics-in-bioresorbable-stented-coronary-artery-based-on-patient-specific-model
#13
Chenxi Huang, Yuanhang Zhou, Xiaoxin Mao, Jianhua Tong, Lei Zhang, Fei Chen, Yongtao Hao
Three-dimensional simulations of coronary artery using finite element analysis are considered as effective means to understand the biomechanical properties after the stent was deployed. Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds are new-generation stents used by people. Intravascular optical coherence tomography is an emerging technique for detecting struts. The common 3 D reconstruction methods are using Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) or angiographies. However, it loses the details about geometry model. Fusing of optical coherence tomography and angiography to reconstruct the bioresorbable stented coronary artery based on patient-specific mode is an innovative method to reconstruct the high fidelity geometry...
October 16, 2017: Computer Assisted Surgery (Abingdon, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032059/is-the-adaptive-immune-response-in-murine-trypanosoma-cruzi-infection-influenced-by-zinc-supplementation
#14
Cássia Mariana Bronzon da Costa, Marina Del Vecchio Filipin, Fabrícia Helena Santello, Luiz Miguel Pereira, Miriam Paula Alonso Toldo, José Clóvis do Prado Júnior, Ana Amélia Carraro Abrahão
Chagas disease afflicts 7 to 8 million people worldwide and congenital Chagas' disease usually leads to changes in the maternal environment, culminating in fetal adaptations. Several articles have described the importance of micronutrients on pregnancy, which is sensitive to infections. In Trypanosoma cruzi endemic regions, the Chagas disease is aggravated by the lack of micronutrients in an average diet, to which pregnant women are more susceptible. The aim of this study was to evaluate distinct T cells phenotypes and intracellular cytokines by flow cytometry in pregnant Wistar rats under zinc therapy during experimental Chagas' disease...
October 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030751/effects-of-regional-perfusion-block-in-healthy-and-injured-lungs
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Barbara Cambiaghi, Francesco Vasques, Onnen Mörer, Christian Ritter, Tommaso Mauri, Nils Kunze-Szikszay, Karin Holke, Francesca Collino, Giorgia Maiolo, Francesca Rapetti, Elias Schulze-Kalthoff, Tommaso Tonetti, Günter Hahn, Michael Quintel, Luciano Gattinoni
BACKGROUND: Severe hypoperfusion can cause lung damage. We studied the effects of regional perfusion block in normal lungs and in the lungs that had been conditioned by lavage with 500 ml saline and high V T (20 ml kg(-1)) ventilation. METHODS: Nineteen pigs (61.2 ± 2.5 kg) were randomized to five groups: controls (n = 3), the right lower lobe block alone (n = 3), lavage and high V T (n = 4), lung lavage, and high V T plus perfusion block of the right (n = 5) or left (n = 4) lower lobe...
October 13, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030342/the-sex-specific-impact-of-aging-on-the-blood-pressure-response-to-exercise
#16
Joel D Trinity, Gwenael Layec, Corey R Hart, Russell S Richardson
An exaggerated blood pressure (BP) response to exercise has been linked to cardiovascular disease (CVD), but little is known about the impact of age and sex on this response. Therefore, this study examined the hemodynamic and skeletal muscle metabolic response to dynamic plantar flexion exercise, at 40% of WRmax, in 40 physical activity-matched young (n=20, 23±1 yr) and old (n=20, 73±2 yr), equally distributed, male and female subjects. Central hemodynamics and BP (finometer), popliteal artery (PA) blood flow (Doppler ultrasound), and skeletal muscle metabolism (phosphorous magnetic resonance spectroscopy, (31)P-MRS) were measured during 5 mins of plantar flexion exercise...
October 13, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028737/resting-pd-pa-and-haemodynamic-relevance-of-coronary-stenosis-as-evaluated-by-fractional-flow-reserve
#17
Giuseppe De Luca, Monica Verdoia, Lucia Barbieri, Paolo Marino, Harry Suryapranata
BACKGROUND: Fractional flow reserve (FFR) currently represents the gold standard in the evaluation of the haemodynamic relevance of coronary stenoses. However, both intracoronary and intravenous adenosine may be tolerated poorly by some patients. Therefore, considerable interest had been focused in the last few years on new adenosine-free indexes to define the haemodynamic relevance of coronary stenoses. So far, few data have been reported on resting Pd/Pa and its correlation with FFR as evaluated with high-dose intracoronary adenosine administration, which is the aim of the current study...
October 12, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028616/simultaneous-determination-of-a-novel-c-met-axl-dual-target-small-molecule-inhibitor-bpi-9016m-and-its-metabolites-in-human-plasma-by-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-application-in-a-pharmacokinetic-study-in-chinese-advanced-solid-tumor-patients
#18
Xinge Cui, Xin Zheng, Ji Jiang, Fenlai Tan, Lieming Ding, Pei Hu
BPI-9016M is a novel dual-target small-molecule inhibitor targeting c-Met and AXL, which was developed by Betta Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd (Hangzhou, China). It has great potential in the treatment of advanced cancer. A high throughput quantitation method, based on liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry, was developed and validated for the simultaneous determination of BPI-9016M and its main metabolite, M1 and M2-2, in human plasma with a sample preparation method of precipitation of protein. Liquid chromatographic separation was performed with a gradient elution of formic acid-10mM ammonium acetate aqueous solution (1:1000, v/v) and acetonitrile at a flow rate of 0...
October 8, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027004/blood-lymphocyte-subsets-identify-optimal-responders-to-ifn-beta-in-ms
#19
Raquel Alenda, Lucienne Costa-Frossard, Roberto Alvarez-Lafuente, Carmen Espejo, Eulalia Rodríguez-Martín, Susana Sainz de la Maza, Noelia Villarrubia, Jordi Río, María I Domínguez-Mozo, Xavier Montalban, José C Álvarez-Cermeño, Luisa M Villar
Response to interferon-beta (IFN-beta) treatment is heterogeneous in multiple sclerosis (MS). We aimed to search for biomarkers predicting no evidence of disease activity (NEDA) status upon IFN-beta treatment in MS. 119 patients with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) initiating IFN-beta treatment were included in the study, and followed prospectively for 2 years. Neutralizing antibodies (NAb) were explored in serum samples obtained after 6 and 12 months of IFN-beta treatment. Soluble cytokines and blood lymphocytes were studied in basal samples by ELISA and flow cytometry, respectively...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026463/t-cell-allorecognition-of-donor-glutathione-s-transferase-t1-in-plasma-cell-rich-rejection
#20
María José Martínez-Bravo, Berta Sánchez, José Manuel Sousa, María José Acevedo, Miguel Angel Gómez-Bravo, Antonio Núñez-Roldán, Isabel Aguilera
AIM: To investigate the role of glutathione S-transferase T1 donor-specific T lymphocytes in plasma cell-rich rejection of liver allografts. METHODS: The study group included 22 liver transplant patients. Among them, 18 patients were mismatched for the glutathione S-transferase T1 (GSTT1) alleles (don+/rec-), and 4 were matched (don+/rec+). Seven of the mismatched patients produced anti-GSTT1 antibodies and developed plasma cell-rich rejection (former de novo immune hepatitis)...
September 28, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
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