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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227292/association-of-hyperglycemia-systolic-and-diastolic-hypertension-and-hyperthermia-relative-to-baseline-in-the-acute-phase-of-stroke-with-poor-outcome-after-intravenous-thrombolysis
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Stefano Forlivesi, Nicola Micheletti, Giampaolo Tomelleri, Paolo Bovi, Manuel Cappellari
: In the acute phase of ischemic stroke, the trend of some physiological variables, such as blood glucose (BG), blood pressure, and body temperature (BT), might influence outcome. We aimed to assess the association of hyperglycemia, systolic and diastolic hypertension, and hyperthermia relative to baseline BG, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and BT, respectively, in the first 12 h with poor outcome after intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). We conducted a retrospective analysis of data prospectively collected from 200 consecutive anterior ischemic stroke patients treated with IVT...
December 8, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222837/low-melt-bioactive-glass-reinforced-3d-printing-akermanite-porous-cages-with-highly-improved-mechanical-properties-for-lumbar-spinal-fusion
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Xiurong Ke, Lei Zhang, Xianyan Yang, Juncheng Wang, Chen Zhuang, Zhouwen Jin, An Liu, Tengfei Zhao, Sanzhong Xu, Changyou Gao, Zhongru Gou, Guojing Yang
Although great strides have been made in medical technology, low back/neck pain and intervertebral disc degeneration initiated from disc degenerative disease remains a clinical challenge. Within the field of regenerative medicine therapy, we have sought to improve the biomechanical transformation of spinal fusion procedures conducted using biodegradable porous implants. Specifically, we have focused on developing mechanically strong bioceramic cages for spinal fusion and functional recovery. Herein we fabricated the akermanite (AKE) ceramic-based porous cages using low-melting bioactive glass (BG) and 3D printing technology...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221490/the-first-detected-airline-introductions-of-yellow-fever-mosquitoes-aedes-aegypti-to-europe-at-schiphol-international-airport-the-netherlands
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A Ibañez-Justicia, A Gloria-Soria, W den Hartog, M Dik, F Jacobs, A Stroo
BACKGROUND: Air-borne introduction of exotic mosquitoes to Schiphol airport in the Netherlands has been considered plausible based upon findings of mosquitoes in aircraft cabins during 2008, 2010 and 2011. Beginning in 2013, surveillance efforts at Schiphol had focused on promptly detecting accidental introductions at the airport facilities in order to quickly react and avoid temporary proliferation or establishment of mosquito populations, identify the origin of the introductions, and avoid potential transmission of vector-borne diseases...
December 8, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190751/acute-effect-of-dietary-nitrate-on-forearm-muscle-oxygenation-blood-volume-and-strength-in-older-adults-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Gustavo Vieira de Oliveira, Marina Morgado, Carlos Adam Conte-Junior, Thiago Silveira Alvares
Both recovery time of post-exercise muscle oxygenation and muscle strength decline with aging. Although beetroot consumption has been shown to improve muscle oxygenation and exercise performance in adults, these effects in the elderly has not been addressed. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of a beetroot-based gel (BG) on muscle O2 saturation, blood volume (tHb) and handgrip strength in the elderly in response to handgrip exercise. In a randomized crossover double-blind design, twelve older subjects consumed BG (100 g of beetroot-based gel containing ~ 12 mmol nitrate) or PLA (100 g of nitrate-depleted gel nitrate-depleted)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184978/chronic-infection-and-infected-non-union-of-the-long-bones-in-paediatric-patients-preliminary-results-of-bone-versus-beta-tricalcium-phosphate-grafting-after-induced-membrane-formation
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Marie Rousset, Marjolaine Walle, Ludivine Cambou, Mounira Mansour, Antoine Samba, Bruno Pereira, Ismat Ghanem, Federico Canavese
PURPOSE: Chronic infection (CO) and infected non-union of the long bones are relatively rare conditions in paediatric patients. Large bone defects secondary to these conditions can be managed with the induced membrane technique. The technique requires grafting of the bone void, although it is not yet established what bone substitute is the best option. The aim of this work was to evaluate the outcome and efficacy of treatment in children with CO and infected non-union of the long bones using the induced membrane technique and bone (BG) versus beta-tricalcium phosphate (BTP) grafting...
November 28, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184262/cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injuries-in-vanadyl-treated-diabetic-rats
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Hossein Ahmadi-Eslamloo, Seyed Mostafa Shid Moosavi, Gholam Abbas Dehghani
Background: Ischemic stroke recovery is poor in diabetic mellitus (DM). Vanadium compounds (vanadium) relieve DM signs, but their influences on cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury (I/RI) are inconclusive. Herein, the intensity of I/RI was inspected in vanadium-treated DM rats. Methods: Rats made diabetic with a single intravenous dose of streptozocin (39 mg/kg). Normal and DM rats used water or vanadyl solution for 45 days. Under isoflurane anesthesia, right middle cerebral artery occlusion was performed for 60 minutes and 12 hours reperfusion...
November 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154154/transitioning-from-intravenous-to-subcutaneous-insulin-in-the-medical-intensive-care-unit
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Keren Zhou, Mia F Williams, Mary Angelynne Esquivel, Anne Song, Farah Rahman, James Bena, Simon W Lam, Deborah A Rathz, M Cecilia Lansang
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of studies on transitions from IV insulin infusion (IVII) to subcutaneous (SC) insulin in the medical ICU (MICU). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients admitted to the Cleveland Clinic MICU from June 2013 to January 2014 who received IVII. We compared blood glucose (BG) control between 3 cohorts based on timing of basal insulin dose: (1) NB (no basal), (2) IB (incorrect basal), (3) CB (correct basal) at 5 time points post-IVII discontinuation (1, 4, 8, 12, and 24h)...
August 12, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150700/prevalence-of-intestinal-parasites-in-companion-dogs-with-diarrhea-in-beijing-china-and-genetic-characteristics-of-giardia-and-cryptosporidium-species
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Zhongjia Yu, Yang Ruan, Mengjie Zhou, Siyuan Chen, Yinxin Zhang, Liya Wang, Guan Zhu, Yonglan Yu
Companion animals including dogs are one of the important components in One Health. Parasites may cause not only diseases in pet animals but also many zoonotic diseases infecting humans. In this study, we performed a survey of intestinal parasites in fecal specimens (n = 485) collected from outpatient pet dogs with diarrhea in Beijing, China, for the entire year of 2015 by microscopic examination (all parasites) and SSU rRNA-based nested PCR detection (Giardia and Cryptosporidium). We observed a total of 124 (25...
November 18, 2017: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141809/treatment-satisfaction-across-injectable-infusion-and-oral-disease-modifying-therapies-for-multiple-sclerosis
#9
Tessa Eagle, Fiona Stuart, Alicia S Chua, Allison LaRussa, Kaitlynne Leclaire, Sandra L Cook, Tanuja Chitnis, Howard L Weiner, Bonnie I Glanz, Brian C Healy
BACKGROUND: The recent approval of oral disease-modifying therapies (DMTs) for multiple sclerosis (MS) has provided patients with a new route of therapy administration. Little research has compared patients' experiences with and perceptions of injectable, infusion and oral MS therapies. METHODS: Three hundred fifty-seven treated MS patients enrolled in the CLIMB study completed the Treatment Satisfaction Questionnaire for Medication (TSQM). The TSQM provides information regarding perceived effectiveness, side effects, convenience and overall satisfaction...
November 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130231/-effect-of-postoperative-hyperglycemia-on-clinical-outcome-of-gastrointestinal-fistula-patients-undergoing-gastrointestinal-reconstruction
#10
Qiongyuan Hu, Jian'an Ren, Wenhao Tang, Jieshou Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of hyperglycemia within postoperative 48 hours on gastrointestinal (GI) fistula patients without preoperative diagnosis of diabetes undergoing selective GI reconstruction. METHODS: Clinical data of GI fistula patients with age of 18 to 70 years and without diffuse peritonitis and systemic infection undergoing definitive GI reconstruction at Intestinal Fistula Center of Jinling Hospital from September 2012 to December 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
October 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113152/effect-of-surgical-margins-on-prognosis-in-aggressive-fibromatosis-a-single-institutional-analysis-of-90-patients
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Kamran Harati, Anais Jaenisch, Björn Behr, Ole Goertz, Ali Harati, Tobias Hirsch, Ingo Stricker, Marcus Lehnhardt, Adrien Daigeler
The treatment of aggressive fibromatosis poses a therapeutic challenge in an interdisciplinary setting. The extent of surgical resection is still discussed controversially. The present retrospective analysis aimed to determine prognostic factors leading to recurrence. Between 2000 and 2014, 114 patients with aggressive fibromatosis were treated surgically at BG-University Hospital Bergmannsheil (Bochum, Germany). Univariate and multivariate analyses were restricted to 90 participants with information available on surgical margins at the initial procedure...
November 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084239/high-prevalence-and-diversity-of-hiv-1-non-b-genetic-forms-due-to-immigration-in-southern-spain-a-phylogeographic-approach
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Santiago Pérez-Parra, Natalia Chueca, Marta Álvarez, Juan Pasquau, Mohamed Omar, Antonio Collado, David Vinuesa, Ana Belen Lozano, Gonzalo Yebra, Federico García
Phylogenetic studies are a valuable tool to understand viral transmission patterns and the role of immigration in HIV-1 spread. We analyzed the spatio-temporal relationship of different HIV-1 non-B subtype variants over time using phylogenetic analysis techniques. We collected 693 pol (PR+RT) sequences that were sampled from 2005 to 2012 from naïve patients in different hospitals in southern Spain. We used REGA v3.0 to classify them into subtypes and recombinant forms, which were confirmed by phylogenetic analysis through maximum likelihood (ML) using RAxML...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068991/the-prescribing-trend-of-oral-antidiabetic-agents-for-type-2-diabetes-in-taiwan-an-8-year-population-based-study
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Wei-Min Chu, Hsin-En Ho, Kuang-Hua Huang, Yu-Tse Tsan, Yi-Sheng Liou, Yueh-Hsin Wang, Meng-Chih Lee, Yu-Ching Li
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prescription trend and pattern of oral antidiabetic (OAD) medications, which are extensively used worldwide for treating type 2 diabetes, in 2 age groups.In this population-based study, data obtained from the National Health Insurance Research Database, Taiwan, were analyzed to investigate the prescription trend of all types of OAD medications during 2005 to 2012. We used descriptive statistics to demonstrate the trend of prescription patterns stratified by age (aged 65 years and above or younger than 65)...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29066219/a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-one-bag-vs-two-bag-system-of-fluid-delivery-in-children-with-diabetic-ketoacidosis-experience-from-a-developing-country
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N Dhochak, M Jayashree, S Singhi
PURPOSE: To compare one vs. two bag system with respect to blood glucose variability (BGV), time for resolution of acidosis and incidence of hypoglycemia, hypokalemia, and cerebral edema in children with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In an open labelled randomized controlled trial, thirty consecutive patients ≤12years with DKA were randomized to either one (n=15) or two bag (n=15) system of intravenous fluid delivery. The two bags had similar electrolyte but differing dextrose concentration (none vs...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988036/drought-tolerance-of-selected-bottle-gourd-lagenaria-siceraria-molina-standl-landraces-assessed-by-leaf-gas-exchange-and-photosynthetic-efficiency
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Jacob Mashilo, Alfred O Odindo, Hussein A Shimelis, Pearl Musenge, Samson Z Tesfay, Lembe S Magwaza
Successful cultivation of bottle gourd in arid and semi-arid areas of sub-Saharan Africa and globally requires the identification of drought tolerant parents for developing superior genotypes with increased drought resistance. The objective of this study was to determine the level of drought tolerance among genetically diverse South African bottle gourd landraces based on leaf gas exchange and photosynthetic efficiency and identify promising genotypes for breeding. The responses of 12 bottle gourd landraces grown in glasshouse under non-stressed (NS) and drought-stressed (DS) conditions were studied...
September 28, 2017: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941990/molecular-characterization-of-cryptosporidium-and-giardia-in-farmers-and-their-ruminant-livestock-from-the-coastal-savannah-zone-of-ghana
#16
Sylvia Afriyie Squire, Rongchang Yang, Ian Robertson, Irene Ayi, Una Ryan
Cryptosporidium and Giardia are major causes of diarrhoea in developing countries including Ghana, however, nothing is known about the species and subtypes of Cryptosporidium and Giardia in farmers and their ruminant livestock in this country. A total of 925 faecal samples from humans (n=95), cattle (n=328), sheep (n=217) and goats (n=285), were screened for Cryptosporidium and Giardia by quantitative PCR (qPCR) at the 18S rRNA and glutamate dehydrogenase (gdh) loci respectively. Cryptosporidium positives were typed by sequence analysis of 18S and 60kDa glycoprotein (gp60) loci amplicons...
September 21, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920534/analgesic-effects-of-gabapentin-and-buprenorphine-in-cats-undergoing-ovariohysterectomy-using-two-pain-scoring-systems-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Paulo V Steagall, Javier Benito, Beatriz P Monteiro, Graeme M Doodnaught, Guy Beauchamp, Marina C Evangelista
Objectives The aim of the study was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of gabapentin-buprenorphine in comparison with meloxicam-buprenorphine or buprenorphine alone, and the correlation between two pain-scoring systems in cats. Methods Fifty-two adult cats were included in a randomized, controlled, blinded study. Anesthetic protocol included acepromazine-buprenorphine-propofol-isoflurane. The gabapentin-buprenorphine group (GBG, n = 19) received gabapentin capsules (50 mg PO) and buprenorphine (0.02 mg/kg IM)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902637/development-of-fish-collagen-bioactive-glass-chitosan-composite-nanofibers-as-a-gtr-gbr-membrane-for-inducing-periodontal-tissue-regeneration
#18
Tian Zhou, Xin Liu, Baiyan Sui, Chao Liu, Xiumei Mo, Jiao Sun
The development of a guided tissue or bone regeneration (GTR/GBR) membrane with excellent performance has been a major challenge in the biomedical field. The present study was designed to prepare a biomimetic electrospun fish collagen/bioactive glass/chitosan (Col/BG/CS) composite nanofiber membrane and determine its structure, mechanical property, antibacterial activity, and biological effects on human periodontal ligament cells (HPDLCs). The effects of this composite membrane on inducing periodontal tissue regeneration were evaluated using a dog class II furcation defect model...
September 13, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895864/immunomodulatory-potential-of-%C3%AE-glucan-as-supportive-treatment-in-porcine-rotavirus-enteritis
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Gollahalli Eregowda Chethan, Jugal Garkhal, Shubhankar Sircar, Yash Pal Singh Malik, Reena Mukherjee, Nihar Ranjan Sahoo, Rajesh Kumar Agarwal, Ujjwal Kumar De
A non-blinded randomized clinical trial was conducted to assess the immunomodulatory potential of β-glucan (BG) in piglet diarrhoea associated with type A rotavirus infection. A total of 12 rotavirus-infected diarrheic piglets were randomly divided into two groups: wherein six rotavirus-infected piglets were treated with supportive treatment (ST) and other six rotavirus-infected piglets were treated with BG along with ST (ST-BG). Simultaneously, six healthy piglets were also included in the study which served as control...
September 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836546/comparison-of-space-glucose-control-and-routine-glucose-management-protocol-for-glycemic-control-in-critically-ill-patients-a-prospective-randomized-clinical-study
#20
Biao Xu, Wei Jiang, Chun-Yao Wang, Li Weng, Xiao-Yun Hu, Jin-Min Peng, Bin Du
BACKGROUND: The Space Glucose Control (SGC) system is a computer-assisted device combining infusion pumps with the enhanced Model Predictive Control algorithm to achieve the target blood glucose (BG) level safely. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of glycemic control by SGC with customized BG target range of 5.8-8.9 mmol/L in the critically ill patients. METHODS: It is a randomized controlled trial of seventy critically ill patients with mechanical ventilation and hyperglycemia (BG ≥ 9...
September 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
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