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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903321/impact-of-fat-source-and-dietary-fibers-on-feed-intake-plasma-metabolites-litter-gain-and-the-yield-and-composition-of-milk-in-sows
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U Krogh, T S Bruun, J Poulsen, P K Theil
Sow lactation diets often include fat sources without considering the impact on digestion, metabolism and performance. Fiber ingredients may reduce feed intake and are often completely excluded from lactation diets, although locally available ingredients may be cost-efficient alternatives to partly replace cereals in lactation diets. Thus, a standard lactation diet low in dietary fiber, and two high-fiber diets based on sugar beet pulp (SBP) or alfalfa meal (ALF) were formulated. The SBP diet was high in soluble non-starch polysaccharides (NSP), whereas ALF being high in insoluble NSP...
December 1, 2016: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901402/frailty-determinants-in-two-long-term-settings-assistant-living-facilities-and-home-and-community-based-programs
#2
Christine Tocchi, Ruth McCorkle, Jane Dixon
There is limited knowledge on differences in frailty among residents in assisted living facilities (ALF) and home and community-based services (HCBS). This study used a retrospective cross-sectional design to compare frailty determinants in two long-term care settings. The HCBS setting had a greater proportion of positive responses to 9 of 14 frailty indicators. The ALF setting had a greater proportion to only 2 or the 14 frailty indicators. The finding that the HCBS setting had a significantly greater proportion of participants with positive frailty indicators as compared to the ALF setting suggests the degree of frailty risk is different by health care setting...
November 30, 2016: Home Health Care Services Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899623/combining-transcription-factor-binding-affinities-with-open-chromatin-data-for-accurate-gene-expression-prediction
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Florian Schmidt, Nina Gasparoni, Gilles Gasparoni, Kathrin Gianmoena, Cristina Cadenas, Julia K Polansky, Peter Ebert, Karl Nordström, Matthias Barann, Anupam Sinha, Sebastian Fröhler, Jieyi Xiong, Azim Dehghani Amirabad, Fatemeh Behjati Ardakani, Barbara Hutter, Gideon Zipprich, Bärbel Felder, Jürgen Eils, Benedikt Brors, Wei Chen, Jan G Hengstler, Alf Hamann, Thomas Lengauer, Philip Rosenstiel, Jörn Walter, Marcel H Schulz
The binding and contribution of transcription factors (TF) to cell specific gene expression is often deduced from open-chromatin measurements to avoid costly TF ChIP-seq assays. Thus, it is important to develop computational methods for accurate TF binding prediction in open-chromatin regions (OCRs). Here, we report a novel segmentation-based method, TEPIC, to predict TF binding by combining sets of OCRs with position weight matrices. TEPIC can be applied to various open-chromatin data, e.g. DNaseI-seq and NOMe-seq...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899277/protective-role-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-dependent-cd39-and-cd73-in-fulminant-acute-liver-failure
#4
Eunyoung Tak, Dong-Hwan Jung, Seok-Hwan Kim, Gil-Chun Park, Dae Young Jun, Jooyoung Lee, Bo-Hyun Jung, Varvara A Kirchner, Shin Hwang, Gi-Won Song, Sung-Gyu Lee
Acute liver failure (ALF) is a severe life-threatening disease which usually arises in patients with-irreversible liver illnesses. Although human ectonucleotide triphosphate diphosphohydrolase-1, E-NTPDase1 (CD39) and ecto-5'-nucleotidase, Ecto5'NTase (CD73) are known to protect tissues from ALF, the expression and function of CD39 and CD73 during ALF are currently not fully investigated. We tested whether CD39 and CD73 are upregulated by hypoxia inducible factor (HIF)-1α, and improve ischemic tolerance to ALF...
November 26, 2016: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896824/patients-with-the-worst-outcomes-after-paracetamol-acetaminophen-induced-liver-failure-have-an-early-monocytopenia
#5
J K Moore, A C MacKinnon, T Y Man, J R Manning, S J Forbes, K J Simpson
BACKGROUND: Acute liver failure (ALF) is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Studies have implicated the immune response, especially monocyte/macrophages as being important in dictating outcome. AIM: To investigate changes in the circulating monocytes and other immune cells serially in patients with ALF, relate these with cytokine concentrations, monocyte gene expression and patient outcome. METHODS: In a prospective case-control study in the Scottish Liver Transplant Unit, Royal Infirmary Edinburgh, 35 consecutive patients admitted with paracetamol-induced liver failure (POD-ALF), 10 patients with non-paracetamol causes of ALF and 16 controls were recruited...
November 28, 2016: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894327/a-statistical-analysis-protocol-for-the-time-differentiated-target-temperature-management-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-tth48-clinical-trial
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Hans Kirkegaard, Asger Roer Pedersen, Ville Pettilä, Jakob Hjort, Bodil Steen Rasmussen, Inge de Haas, Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen, Susanne Ilkjær, Anne Kaltoft, Anni Nørgaard Jeppesen, Anders Morten Grejs, Christophe Henri Valdemar Duez, Alf Inge Larsen, Valdo Toome, Urmet Arus, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Christian Storm, Timo Laitio, Markus B Skrifvars, Eldar Søreide
BACKGROUND: The TTH48 trial aims to determine whether prolonged duration (48 hours) of targeted temperature management (TTM) at 33 (±1) °C results in better neurological outcomes compared to standard duration (24 hours) after six months in comatose out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. METHODS: TTH48 is an investigator-initiated, multicentre, assessor-blinded, randomised, controlled superiority trial of 24 and 48 hours of TTM at 33 (±1) ° C performed in 355 comatose OHCA patients aged 18 to 80 years who were admitted to ten intensive care units (ICUs) in six Northern European countries...
November 28, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893685/acute-liver-failure-caused-by-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-in-adults-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Shide Lin, Ying Li, Jun Long, Qichuan Liu, Fangwan Yang, Yihuai He
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare condition that can be caused by a primary or acquired disorder of uncontrolled immune response. Liver injury is a common complication of HLH; however, HLH presenting as acute liver failure (ALF) has rarely been reported in adults. CASE SUMMARY: A 34-year-old man was admitted to our hospital with nausea and fatigue persisting for 2 weeks and jaundice for 1 week. He had hyperthermia at the onset of disease...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887839/lung-bioaccessibility-of-as-cu-fe-mn-ni-pb-and-zn-in-fine-fraction-20%C3%AE-m-from-contaminated-soils-and-mine-tailings
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Mert Guney, Clothilde M-J Bourges, Robert P Chapuis, Gerald J Zagury
The present study aims (1) to characterize contaminated soils (n=6) and mine tailings samples (n=3) for As, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb, and Zn content; and (2) to assess elemental lung bioaccessibility in fine fraction (d<20μm which might contribute to airborne particulate matter (PM) and thus be inhaled) by means of in vitro tests using Gamble's solution (GS) and an artificial lysosomal fluid (ALF). Elemental concentrations were high in the majority of samples, particularly for As (up to 2040mg·kg(-1)), Fe (up to 30...
November 22, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884971/progression-in-patients-with-low-and-intermediate1-risk-del-5q-myelodysplastic-syndromes-is-predicted-by-a-limited-subset-of-mutations
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Christian Scharenberg, Valentina Giai, Andrea Pellagatti, Leonie Saft, Marios Dimitriou, Monica Jansson, Martin Jädersten, Alf Grandien, Iyadh Douagi, Donna S Neuberg, Katarina LeBlanc, Jacqueline Boultwood, Mohsen Karimi, Sten Eirik W Jacobsen, Petter S Woll, Eva Hellström-Lindberg
A high proportion of patients with lower-risk del(5q) myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) will respond to treatment with lenalidomide. Median duration of transfusion-independence is 2 years with some long-lasting responses, but almost 40% of patients progress to acute leukemia by 5 years after start of treatment. Mechanisms underlying disease progression other than the well-established finding of small TP53-mutated subclones at diagnosis remain unclear. We studied a longitudinal cohort of 35 low- and intermediate-1-risk del(5q) patients treated with lenalidomide (n=22) or not (n=13) by flow cytometric surveillance of hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPC) subsets, targeted sequencing of mutational patterns, and changes in the bone marrow microenvironment...
November 24, 2016: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882127/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-steroid-therapy-on-acute-liver-failure
#10
Bo Zhao, Hui-Yan Zhang, Gui-Juan Xie, Hui-Min Liu, Qing Chen, Rui-Feng Li, Jian-Ping You, Sha Yang, Qing Mao, Xu-Qing Zhang
The effects of corticosteroids in the treatment of patients with acute or subacute liver failure (ALF or SALF) are controversial. The aims of the present study were to evaluate the efficacy of corticosteroids in improving spontaneous survival (SS) rate in patients with ALF and SALF, and to determine the groups with the highest rates of response to, and the most effective timing of, corticosteroid administration. A retrospective analysis was performed of all patients with ALF and SALF who were hospitalized in the Department of Infectious Diseases, Southwest Hospital, Chongqing, China from 2000-2012...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864648/actomyosin-based-contraction-one-mechanokinetic-model-from-single-molecules-to-muscle
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Alf Månsson
Bridging the gaps between experimental systems on different hierarchical scales is needed to overcome remaining challenges in the understanding of muscle contraction. Here, a mathematical model with well-characterized structural and biochemical actomyosin states is developed to that end. We hypothesize that this model accounts for generation of force and motion from single motor molecules to the large ensembles of muscle. In partial support of this idea, a wide range of contractile phenomena are reproduced without the need to invoke cooperative interactions or ad hoc states/transitions...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Muscle Research and Cell Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860170/variation-across-u-s-assisted-living-facilities-admissions-resident-care-needs-and-staffing
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Kihye Han, Alison M Trinkoff, Carla L Storr, Nancy Lerner, Bo Kyum Yang
PURPOSE: Though more people in the United States currently reside in assisted living facilities (ALFs) than nursing homes, little is known about ALF admission policies, resident care needs, and staffing characteristics. We therefore conducted this study using a nationwide sample of ALFs to examine these factors, along with comparison of ALFs by size. DESIGN: Cross-sectional secondary data analysis using data from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Nursing Scholarship
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859489/elevated-fabp1-serum-levels-are-associated-with-poorer-survival-in-acetaminophen-induced-acute-liver-failure
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Constantine J Karvellas, Jaime L Speiser, Mélanie Tremblay, William M Lee, Christopher F Rose
BACKGROUND/AIM: Acetaminophen (APAP)-induced Acute Liver Failure (ALF) is associated with significant mortality. Traditional prognostic scores lack sensitivity. HYPOTHESIS: Serum Liver-type Fatty Acid Binding Protein (FABP1) early (day 1) or late (day 3-5) levels are associated with 21-day mortality in the absence of liver transplant. METHODS: Serum samples from 198 APAP-ALF patients (nested case control study with 99 survivors, 99 non-survivors) were analyzed by ELISA methods and assessed with clinical data from the US Acute Liver Failure Study Group (ALFSG) Registry (1998-2014)...
November 18, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859022/igg1-and-igg4-anti-ccp-associate-with-shared-epitope-whereas-igg2-anti-ccp-associates-with-smoking-in-patients-with-recent-onset-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-swedish-tira-project
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Klara Martinsson, Anders Johansson, Alf Kastbom, Thomas Skogh
Given the possible importance of anti-citrullinated peptide/protein antibodies (ACPA) for initiation and progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), extended knowledge about the different isotypes and subclasses are important. In the present study we analysed the IgG subclasses regarding reactivity against citrullinated peptides (anti-CCP) among 504 clinically well-characterized patients with recent-onset RA in relation to smoking habits, shared epitope (SE) status, and IgA and pan IgG anti-CCP antibodies. All patients, regardless of pan IgG anti-CCP status, were analysed for IgG1-4 CCP reactivity...
November 17, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858410/altered-liver-function-in-patients-undergoing-veno-arterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-ecmo-therapy
#15
Aaron Blandino Ortiz, Irene Lamanna, Elio Antonucci, Selene Pozzebon, Antonio M Dell'anna, Jean L Vincent, Daniel DE Backer, Fabio S Taccone
BACKGROUND: Multiple organ dysfunction can occur in patients undergoing Veno-arterial Extra Corporal Membrane Oxygenation (VA-ECMO); however, liver function has not been well studied in this setting. METHODS: In a review of our institutional ECMO database (n=162), we collected aspartate (AST) and alanine (ALT) transaminases, total bilirubin and international normalized ratio (INR) at time of ECMO initiation (baseline) and once daily during therapy in patients who survived for at least 24 hours...
November 18, 2016: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851915/epigenomic-profiling-of-human-cd4-t-cells-supports-a-linear-differentiation-model-and-highlights-molecular-regulators-of-memory-development
#16
Pawel Durek, Karl Nordström, Gilles Gasparoni, Abdulrahman Salhab, Christopher Kressler, Melanie de Almeida, Kevin Bassler, Thomas Ulas, Florian Schmidt, Jieyi Xiong, Petar Glažar, Filippos Klironomos, Anupam Sinha, Sarah Kinkley, Xinyi Yang, Laura Arrigoni, Azim Dehghani Amirabad, Fatemeh Behjati Ardakani, Lars Feuerbach, Oliver Gorka, Peter Ebert, Fabian Müller, Na Li, Stefan Frischbutter, Stephan Schlickeiser, Carla Cendon, Sebastian Fröhler, Bärbel Felder, Nina Gasparoni, Charles D Imbusch, Barbara Hutter, Gideon Zipprich, Yvonne Tauchmann, Simon Reinke, Georgi Wassilew, Ute Hoffmann, Andreas S Richter, Lina Sieverling, Hyun-Dong Chang, Uta Syrbe, Ulrich Kalus, Jürgen Eils, Benedikt Brors, Thomas Manke, Jürgen Ruland, Thomas Lengauer, Nikolaus Rajewsky, Wei Chen, Jun Dong, Birgit Sawitzki, Ho-Ryun Chung, Philip Rosenstiel, Marcel H Schulz, Joachim L Schultze, Andreas Radbruch, Jörn Walter, Alf Hamann, Julia K Polansky
The impact of epigenetics on the differentiation of memory T (Tmem) cells is poorly defined. We generated deep epigenomes comprising genome-wide profiles of DNA methylation, histone modifications, DNA accessibility, and coding and non-coding RNA expression in naive, central-, effector-, and terminally differentiated CD45RA(+) CD4(+) Tmem cells from blood and CD69(+) Tmem cells from bone marrow (BM-Tmem). We observed a progressive and proliferation-associated global loss of DNA methylation in heterochromatic parts of the genome during Tmem cell differentiation...
November 15, 2016: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848147/hepatitis-a-virus-genotype-ia-infected-patient-with-marked-elevation-of-aspartate-aminotransferase-levels
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Yoshifumi Miura, Tatsuo Kanda, Shin Yasui, Koji Takahashi, Yuki Haga, Reina Sasaki, Masato Nakamura, Shuang Wu, Shingo Nakamoto, Makoto Arai, Tsutomu Nishizawa, Hiroaki Okamoto, Osamu Yokosuka
We describe a case of acute liver failure (ALF) without hepatic encephalopathy with marked elevation of aminotransferase due to hepatitis A, according to the revised Japanese criteria of ALF. This liver biopsy of the patient showed compatible to acute viral hepatitis and she immediately recovered without intensive care. She had no comorbid disorders. Of interest, phylogenetic tree analysis using almost complete genomes of hepatitis A virus (HAV) demonstrated that the HAV isolate from her belonged to the HAV subgenotype IA strain and was similar to the HAJFF-Kan12 strain (99% nucleotide identity) or FH1 strain (98% nucleotide identity), which is associated with severe or fulminant hepatitis A...
November 15, 2016: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845211/spray-freeze-drying-as-an-alternative-technique-for-lyophilization-of-polymeric-and-lipid-based-nanoparticles
#18
Mohamed Ehab Ali, Alf Lamprecht
The use of nanoparticles for drug delivery is still restricted by their limited stability when stored in an aqueous medium. Freeze drying is the standard method for long-term storage of colloidal nanoparticles; however the method needs to be elaborated for each formulation. Spray freeze drying (SFD) is proposed here as a promising alternative for lyophilizing colloidal nanoparticles. Different types of polymeric and lipid nanoparticles were prepared and characterized. Afterwards, samples were spray freeze dried by spraying into a column of cold air with a constant concentration of different cryoprotectants, and the frozen spherules were collected for further freeze drying...
November 12, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842769/drug-induced-acute-liver-failure
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Shahid Habib, Obaid S Shaikh
Drug-induced acute liver failure (ALF) disproportionately affects women and nonwhites. It is most frequently caused by antimicrobials and to a lesser extent by complementary and alternative medications, antiepileptics, antimetabolites, nonsteroidals, and statins. Most drug-induced liver injury ALF patients have hepatocellular injury pattern. Cerebral edema and intracranial hypertension are the most serious complications of ALF. Other complications include coagulopathy, sepsis, metabolic derangements, and renal, circulatory, and respiratory dysfunction...
February 2017: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835870/no-role-of-ifitm3-in-brain-tumor-formation-in-vivo
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Nevenka Dudvarski Stankovic, Nicola Hoppmann, Marcin Teodorczyk, Ella L Kim, Matthias Bros, Alf Giese, Frauke Zipp, Mirko H H Schmidt
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is one of the most lethal solid tumors in adults. Despite aggressive treatment approaches for patients, GBM recurrence is inevitable, in part due to the existence of stem-like brain tumor-propagating cells (BTPCs), which produce factors rendering them resistant to radio- and chemotherapy. Comparative transcriptome analysis of irradiated, patient-derived BTPCs revealed a significant upregulation of the interferon-inducible transmembrane protein 3 (IFITM3), suggesting the protein as a factor mediating radio resistance...
November 8, 2016: Oncotarget
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