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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036974/-the-impact-of-hydrogen-sulfide-on-the-heme-oxygenase-1-carbon-monoxide-system-in-coxsackie-virus-b3-induced-myocarditis-in-mice
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S Y Zhang, T T Wu, Y Ren, T H Xia, R Z Wu
Objective: To explore the impact of hydrogen sulfide (H(2)S) on the heme oxygenase-1/carbon monoxide pathway in Coxsackie virus B3 (CVB3)-induced murine myocarditis (VMC) model. Method: A total of 70 inbred male Balb/c mouse (4-6 weeks old) were randomized into the following four groups: Normal, VMC, PAG and NaHS (n=10 for Normal, n=20 for VMC, PAG and NaHS groups). Mice in Normal group were non-infected mice treated with intraperitoneal injection of sterile phosphate-buffered saline daily for 10 days.Mice in VMC group received intraperitoneal CVB3 injection (0...
September 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035850/anti-angiogenic-and-anti-lymphangiogenic-role-of-praziquantel-and-artemether-in-experimental-mansoniasis
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Naglaa Fathy Abd El-Aal, Rania Said Hamza, Mona Magdy
Angiogenesis is one of the pillars of neoplasia. Lymphangiogenesis in context of granulomas is not yet understood. This study aimed to evaluate the role of praziquantel (PZQ) and artemether (ART) as anti-angiogenic and anti-lymphangiogenic drugs in Schistosoma mansoni induced experimental hepatic model through immunohistochemical and serological studies, this can be used as a potential novel prophylactic approach in hepatic malignancy prevention and possible management. Forty female CD-1 Swiss albino mice were used divided into 4 groups (10 mice each); control healthy, control infected untreated, PZQ-treated and ART-treated...
December 20, 2017: Acta Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033972/clinical-spectrum-risk-factors-and-behavioral-abnormalities-among-dementia-subtypes-in-a-north-indian-population-a-hospital-based-study
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Suman Kushwaha, Puneet Talwar, Aldrin Anthony, Meena Gupta, Kiran Bala, Rachna Agarwal, Vibha Sharma, Ritushree Kukreti
BACKGROUND: As variability in the clinical profile of dementia subtypes had been reported with regional differences across the world, we conducted a retrospective hospital-based study in a North Indian population. METHODS: We retrieved patient records from 2007 to 2014 for details of clinical evaluation, diagnosis, neuroimaging, biochemical investigations, and follow-up of 1,876 patients with dementia (PwD), and the data were analyzed using descriptive statistics...
May 2017: Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033336/open-abdomen-therapy-with-vacuum-and-mesh-mediated-fascial-traction-after-aortic-repair-an-international-multicentre-study
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Stefan Acosta, Arne Seternes, Maarit Venermo, Leena Vikatmaa, Karl Sörelius, Anders Wanhainen, Mats Svensson, Khatereh Djavani, Martin Björck
OBJECTIVES: Open abdomen therapy may be necessary to prevent or treat abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). The aim of the study was to analyse the primary delayed fascial closure (PDFC) rate and complications after open abdomen therapy with vacuum and mesh mediated fascial traction (VACM) after aortic repair and to compare outcomes between those treated with open abdomen after primary versus secondary operation. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort, multicentre study in Sweden, Finland, and Norway, including consecutive patients treated with open abdomen and VACM after aortic repair at six vascular centres in 2006-2015...
October 12, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032899/th1-epitope-peptides-induce-protective-immunity-against-rickettsia-rickettsii-infection-in-c3h-hen-mice
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Wenping Gong, Xiaolu Xiong, Pengcheng Wang, Jun Jiao, Xiaomei Yang, Bohai Wen
Rickettsia rickettsii is the causative pathogen of Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF). Adr2, YbgF and OmpB are protective antigens of R. rickettsii. In this study, 90 candidate peptides were selected from these antigens based on their high-affinity binding capacity for the MHC class II molecule H2 I-A or H2 I-E using bioinformatic methods. Six peptides were determined using ELISPOT assay to be immunodominant based on the IFN-γ recall responses of CD4(+) T cells from mice immunized with R. rickettsii. Six nucleotide sequences encoding the immunodominant peptides were linked in series and inserted into a plasmid for expression in Escherichia coli cells, resulting in a new, recombinant polypeptide termed GWP...
October 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031892/altered-angiogenesis-as-a-common-mechanism-underlying-preterm-birth-small-for-gestational-age-and-stillbirth-in-women-living-with-hiv
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Andrea L Conroy, Chloe R Mcdonald, Joel L Gamble, Peter Olwoch, Paul Natureeba, Deborah Cohan, Moses R Kamya, Diane V Havlir, Grant Dorsey, Kevin C Kain
BACKGROUND: Angiogenic processes in the placenta are critical regulators of fetal growth and impact birth outcomes, but there are limited data documenting these processes in HIV-infected women or women from low-resource settings. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether angiogenic factors are associated with adverse birth outcomes in HIV-infected pregnant women started on antiretroviral therapy. STUDY DESIGN: This is a secondary analysis of samples collected as part of a clinical trial randomizing pregnant women infected with HIV to lopinavir/ritonavir (n=166) or efavirenz-based (n=160) antiretroviral therapy in Tororo, Uganda...
October 11, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031127/patients-perceptions-and-experiences-of-living-with-a-surgical-wound-healing-by-secondary-intention-a-qualitative-study
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Dorothy McCaughan, Laura Sheard, Nicky Cullum, Jo Dumville, Ian Chetter
BACKGROUND: Most surgical wounds heal by primary intention, that is to say, the edges of the wound are brought together with sutures, staples, adhesive glue or clips. However, some wounds may be left open to heal (if there is a risk of infection, or if there has been significant tissue loss), and are known as 'surgical wounds healing by secondary intention'. They are estimated to comprise approximately 28% of all surgical wounds and are frequently complex to manage. However, they are under researched and little is known of their impact on patients' lives...
September 28, 2017: International Journal of Nursing Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028771/mechanisms-of-thrombocytopenia-during-septic-shock-a-multiplex-cluster-analysis-of-endogenous-sepsis-mediators
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Alexandre Bedet, Keyvan Razazi, Florence Boissier, Mathieu Surenaud, Sophie Hue, Stéphane Giraudier, Christian Brun-Buisson, Armand Mekontso Dessap
BACKGROUND: Thrombocytopenia is a common feature of sepsis and may involve various mechanisms often related to the inflammatory response. This study aimed at evaluating factors associated with thrombocytopenia during human septic shock. In particular, we used a multiplex analysis to assess the role of endogenous sepsis mediators. METHODS: Prospective, observational study. Thrombocytopenia was defined as an absolute platelet count <100 G/L or a 50% relative decrease in platelet count during the first week of septic shock...
October 12, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026809/spontaneously-resolved-macrocystic-lymphatic-malformations-predictive-variables-and-outcomes
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Michael J Phang, Douglas J Courtemanche, Marija Bucevska, Claudia Malic, Jugpal S Arneja
INTRODUCTION: Lymphatic malformations are benign, low-flow vascular malformations that typically present at or near birth. Due to morbidity associated with operative treatment, nonoperative treatment with injection of sclerosant has become the mainstay of therapy. Over the past 15 years, several patients at our centre with macrocystic (>2 cm cyst size) lymphatic malformations have seen their lesions resolve spontaneously while awaiting treatment. In this study, we review features of these patients that may contribute to spontaneous resolution...
February 2017: Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026631/salmonella-typhimurium-gastroenteritis-leading-to-chronic-prosthetic-vascular-graft-infection
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Milo Cullinan, Michael Clarke, Tim Dallman, Steven Peart, Deborah Wilson, Daniel Weiand
Introduction. It is estimated up to 6 % of prosthetic vascular grafts become infected. Staphylococcus aureus is predominant in early infection and coagulase-negative staphylococci are predominant in late infections. Enterobacteriaceae cause 14-40 % of prosthetic vascular graft infections. This is, to our knowledge the first reported case of Salmonella gastroenteritis causing chronic prosthetic vascular graft infection (PVGI). Case presentation. A 57 years old lady presented with signs and symptoms of prosthetic vascular graft infection...
August 2017: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026199/probiotic-supplementation-in-preterm-infants-does-not-affect-the-risk-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Giacomo Cavallaro, Eduardo Villamor-Martínez, Luca Filippi, Fabio Mosca, Eduardo Villamor
Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a vascular disorder of the developing retina in preterm infants and is a leading cause of childhood blindness. Perinatal infection plays a pathogenic role in ROP. Probiotic supplementation reduces the risk of late onset sepsis (LOS) in preterm infants but it remains to be determined whether this reduction translates into a reduction of other complications. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate the possible role of probiotics in altering the risk of ROP...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026191/mechanisms-involved-in-the-triggering-of-neutrophil-extracellular-traps-nets-by-candida-glabrata-during-planktonic-and-biofilm-growth
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Chad J Johnson, John F Kernien, Amanda R Hoyer, Jeniel E Nett
Candida spp. adhere to medical devices, such as catheters, forming drug-tolerant biofilms that resist killing by the immune system. Little is known about how C. glabrata, an emerging pathogen, resists attack by phagocytes. Here we show that upon encounter with planktonic (non-biofilm) C. glabrata, human neutrophils initially phagocytose the yeast and subsequently release neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs), complexes of DNA, histones, and proteins capable of inhibiting fungal growth and dissemination. When exposed to C...
October 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025613/the-treatment-of-long-bones-nonunions-of-upper-limb-with-microsurgical-cortico-periosteal-free-flap
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Matteo Guzzini, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Dario Perugia, Domenico Lupariello, Antonio Vadalà, Marco Guidi, Carolina Civitenga, Andrea Ferretti
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Medial condyle corticoperiosteal flap is an emerging option for the treatment of upper limb non-infected nonunions. The hypothesis of our study is that corticoperiosteal flap could be an effective and safe procedure for the treatment of upper limb non-infected nonunions, evaluating radiographic and clinical outcome. METHODS: We enrolled 14 patients who underwent vascularized medial femoral condyle corticoperiosteal free flaps from January 2011 to December 2014...
October 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023551/a-multilayered-electrospun-graft-as-vascular-access-for-hemodialysis
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D Radakovic, J Reboredo, M Helm, T Weigel, S Schürlein, E Kupczyk, R G Leyh, H Walles, J Hansmann
Despite medical achievements, the number of patients with end-stage kidney disease keeps steadily raising, thereby entailing a high number of surgical and interventional procedures to establish and maintain arteriovenous vascular access for hemodialysis. Due to vascular disease, aneurysms or infection, the preferred access-an autogenous arteriovenous fistula-is not always available and appropriate. Moreover, when replacing small diameter blood vessels, synthetic vascular grafts possess well-known disadvantages...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023196/home-parenteral-nutrition-vascular-access-and-related-complications
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Martyn Dibb, Simon Lal
Patients with chronic intestinal failure are dependent on parenteral nutrition (PN) to maintain health and preserve life. Maintaining safe vascular access is vital to prevent life-threatening complications such as catheter-related bloodstream infection or central venous occlusion. Dedicated central venous catheters with rigorous catheter care aseptic protocols are vital in obtaining good long-term outcomes that allow continuation of PN over many years. Good catheter care requires an experienced multidisciplinary team using appropriate vascular devices, trained to identify and aggressively treat catheter-related bloodstream infections, catheter occlusions, and catheter-related thrombosis...
October 1, 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021888/a-good-short-term-outcome-in-delayed-decompression-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-in-klebsiella-pneumoniae-spinal-epidural-abscess-a-case-report
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J Hanifah, J Joehaimey, M I Yusof
Spinal epidural abscess is a severe, generally pyogenic, infection of the epidural space of spinal cord or cauda equina. The swelling caused by the abscess leads to compression or vascular disruption of neurological structures that requires urgent surgical decompression to avoid significant permanent disability. We share a rare case of Klebsiella pneumoniae spinal epidural abscess secondary to haematogenous spread of previous lung infection that presented late at our centre with cauda equina syndrome that showed good short-term outcome in delayed decompression...
July 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020241/infections-atherosclerosis-and-coronary-heart-disease
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Naga Venkata K Pothineni, Swathi Subramany, Kevin Kuriakose, Lily F Shirazi, Francesco Romeo, Prediman K Shah, Jawahar L Mehta
Atherosclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease. Pathophysiological similarities between chronic infections and atherosclerosis triggered interest in a clinical association between these conditions. Various infectious microbes have been linked to atherosclerotic vascular disease in epidemiological studies. However, this association failed to satisfy the Koch's postulates of causation with multiple clinical trials demonstrating inefficacy of anti-infective therapies in mitigating atherosclerotic cardiovascular events...
July 12, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017862/emergency-repair-of-upper-extremity-large-soft-tissue-and-vascular-injuries-with-flow-through-anterolateral-thigh-free-flaps
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Yi Zhan, Guo Fu, Xiang Zhou, Bo He, Li-Wei Yan, Qing-Tang Zhu, Li-Qiang Gu, Xiao-Lin Liu, Jian Qi
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Complex extremity trauma commonly involves both soft tissue and vascular injuries. Traditional two-stage surgical repair may delay rehabilitation and functional recovery, as well as increase the risk of infections. We report a single-stage reconstructive surgical method that repairs soft tissue defects and vascular injuries with flow-through free flaps to improve functional outcomes. METHODS: Between March 2010 and December 2016 in our hospital, 5 patients with severe upper extremity trauma received single-stage reconstructive surgery, in which a flow-through anterolateral thigh free flap was applied to repair soft tissue defects and vascular injuries simultaneously...
October 7, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017807/unplanned-30-day-readmission-in-patients-with-diabetic-foot-wounds-treated-in-a-multidisciplinary-setting
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Courtenay M Holscher, Caitlin W Hicks, Joseph K Canner, Ronald L Sherman, Mahmoud B Malas, James H Black, Nestoras Mathioudakis, Christopher J Abularrage
OBJECTIVE: Readmission rates are known to be high for vascular surgery patients in general, but there are limited data describing the risk of surgical and nonsurgical readmission among patients with diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs). Our aim was to identify factors associated with unplanned readmission in DFU patients treated in a multidisciplinary setting. METHODS: We studied a single-center cohort of patients enrolled in a multidisciplinary diabetic foot service (July 2012-June 2017)...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016441/epidemiology-and-outcomes-of-infectious-spondylodiscitis-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Yueh-An Lu, Wei-Chiao Sun, George Kuo, Chao-Yu Chen, Huang-Kai Kao, YuJr Lin, Chia-Hui Lee, Cheng-Chieh Hung, Ya-Chung Tian, Yu-Shien Ko, Hsiang-Hao Hsu
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study of patients who were hospitalized for infectious spondylodiscitis over a 13 year period. OBJECTIVE: To elucidate the epidemiology and prognostic factors of infectious spondylodiscitis in hemodialysis (HD) patients and to identify the impact of HD on infectious spondylodiscitis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Only a few case studies of infectious spondylodiscitis in HD patients can be found in the literature...
October 9, 2017: Spine
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