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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105066/electroacupuncture-for-the-prevention-of-postoperative-gastrointestinal-dysfunction-in-participants-undergoing-vascular-laparotomy-under-general-anesthesia-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Meng-Yue Liu, Cheng-Wei Wang, Zhou-Peng Wu, Ning Li
BACKGROUND: Postoperative gastrointestinal dysfunction (PGD) is a common complication following laparotomy under general anesthesia (GA). Abdominal distension occurs in 8-28% of surgeries within 24 h postoperatively. The present study aimed to analyze the efficacy of electroacupuncture (EA) for the prevention of PGD by applying preoperative EA stimulation of PC6 (Neiguan), ST36 (Zusanli), and ST37 (Shangjuxv) bilaterally twice within 24 h prior to surgery, compared with no acupuncture treatment...
2017: Chinese Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087104/improved-outcomes-from-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-versus-ventricular-assist-device-temporary-support-of-primary-graft-dysfunction-in-heart-transplant
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Koji Takeda, Boyangzi Li, Arthur R Garan, Veli K Topkara, Jiho Han, Paolo C Colombo, Maryjane A Farr, Yoshifumi Naka, Hiroo Takayama
BACKGROUND: Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is one of the most common causes of early death after orthotopic heart transplantation. Mechanical circulatory support devices are required for severe forms of PGD. Venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO) and temporary ventricular assist device (VAD) support have both been reported to be useful for severe PGD. METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2015, 597 patients received a heart transplant at our center...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079561/-single-checked-patient-group-directions-during-initial-nurse-assessment-within-paediatric-emergency-departments-of-the-uk-and-ireland
#3
Chris K Bird, Anthony G Sinclair, Stuart Hartshorn
OBJECTIVE: Double checking medications at initial assessment within paediatric emergency departments (EDs) has the potential to delay patient flow, and doubt has been cast on the efficacy of double checking in all but high-risk medications. We aimed to benchmark current practice for the use of Patient Group Direction (PGD) medications at initial assessment in EDs within the Paediatric Emergency Research UK and Ireland (PERUKI) network, with a focus on the use of 'single-checker' PGDs...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074663/primary-graft-dysfunction-pathophysiology-to-guide-new-preventive-therapies
#4
Ciara M Shaver, Lorraine B Ware
Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is a common complication of lung transplantation characterized by acute pulmonary edema associated with bilateral pulmonary infiltrates and hypoxemia in the first 3 post-operative days. Development of PGD is a predictor of poor short- and long-term outcomes after lung transplantation, but there are currently limited tools to prevent its occurrence. Areas covered: Several potentially modifiable donor, recipient, and operative risk factors for PGD have been identified. In addition, basic and translational studies in animals and ex vivo lung perfusion systems have identified several biomarkers and mechanisms of injury in PGD...
January 11, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073972/awareness-and-attitude-regarding-reproductive-options-of-persons-carrying-a-brca-mutation-and-their-partners
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J J G Gietel-Habets, C E M de Die-Smulders, I A P Derks-Smeets, A Tibben, V C G Tjan-Heijnen, R van Golde, E Gomez-Garcia, C M Kets, L A D M van Osch
STUDY QUESTION: To what extent are BRCA mutation carriers and their partners in the Netherlands aware about preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and prenatal diagnosis (PND) as reproductive options and what is their attitude towards these options? SUMMARY ANSWER: Awareness of PGD (66%) and PND (61%) among BRCA mutation carriers and their partners is relatively high and 80% and 26%, respectively, of BRCA carriers and their partners find offering PGD and PND for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer (HBOC) acceptable...
January 9, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070710/the-accumulation-of-vitrified-oocytes-is-a-strategy-to-increase-the-number-of-euploid-available-blastocysts-for-transfer-after-preimplantation-genetic-testing
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Sandrine Chamayou, Maria Sicali, Carmelita Alecci, Carmen Ragolia, Annalisa Liprino, Daniela Nibali, Giorgia Storaci, Antonietta Cardea, Antonino Guglielmino
PURPOSE: In a preimplantation genetic diagnosis for aneuploidy (PGD-A) program, the more embryos available for biopsy, consequently increases the chances of obtaining euploid embryos to transfer. The aim was to increase the number of viable euploid blastocysts in patients undergoing PGD-A using fresh oocytes together with previously accumulated vitrified oocytes. METHODS: Sixty-nine patients with normal ovarian reserve underwent PGD-A for repeated implantation failure or recurrent pregnancy loss indication...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070598/advanced-mri-assessment-to-predict-benefit-of-anti-programmed-cell-death-1-protein-immunotherapy-response-in-patients-with-recurrent-glioblastoma
#7
Lei Qin, Xiang Li, Amanda Stroiney, Jinrong Qu, Jeffrey Helgager, David A Reardon, Geoffrey S Young
INTRODUCTION: We describe the imaging findings encountered in GBM patients receiving immune checkpoint blockade and assess the potential of quantitative MRI biomarkers to differentiate patients who derive therapeutic benefit from those who do not. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on longitudinal MRIs obtained on recurrent GBM patients enrolled on clinical trials. Among 10 patients with analyzable data, bidirectional diameters were measured on contrast enhanced T1 (pGd-T1WI) and volumes of interest (VOI) representing measurable abnormality suggestive of tumor were selected on pGdT1WI (pGdT1 VOI), FLAIR-T2WI (FLAIR VOI), and ADC maps...
January 9, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069174/management-and-counseling-of-the-male-with-advanced-paternal-age
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Michael O Jennings, Ryan C Owen, David Keefe, Edward D Kim
Increasing percentages of children are being born to older fathers. This has resulted in concerns about the potential adverse effects of advanced paternal age. To help clinicians counsel couples, a systemic review was performed to attempt to address questions that these couples may ask: Should routine sperm testing be performed in older males? Should preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) be performed? How do providers counsel patients about risk? Should young males freeze sperm if they plan to delay paternity? Using the terms "advanced paternal age", "semen testing", "preimplantation genetic diagnosis/screening", and "cryopreservation", a comprehensive search was performed in PubMed and the Cochrane Library, and numerous international societal guidelines were reviewed...
January 6, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066607/risk-factors-and-outcome-of-primary-graft-dysfunction-after-lung-transplantation-in-korea
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Sungwoo Moon, Moo Suk Park, Jin Gu Lee, Ji Ye Jung, Young Ae Kang, Young Sam Kim, Se Kyu Kim, Joon Chang, Hyo Chae Paik, Song Yee Kim
BACKGROUND: Primary graft dysfunction (PGD) is a severe, acute and post-transplantation lung injury associated with early morbidity and mortality. We aimed to identify clinical risk factors for PGD, as well as the outcome of PGD after lung transplantation in Korea. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed lung transplant patients in a South Korean Hospital. The primary outcome was grade 3 PGD, defined according to the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation criteria...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050963/live-births-after-polar-body-biopsy-and-frozen-thawed-cleavage-stage-embryo-transfer-case-report
#10
Fernando Guimarães, Matheus Roque, Marcello Valle, Alessandra Kostolias, Rodrigo A de Azevedo, Ciro D Martinhago, Marcos Sampaio, Selmo Geber
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) or screening (PGS) technology, has emerged and developed in the past few years, benefiting couples as it allows the selection and transfer of healthy embryos during IVF treatments. These techniques can be performed in oocytes (polar-body biopsy) or embryos (blastomere or trophectoderm biopsy). In this case report, we describe the first two live births to be published in Brazil after a polar-body (PB) biopsy. In case 1, a 42-year-old was submitted to PB biopsy with PGS due to advanced maternal age and poor ovarian reserve...
December 1, 2016: JBRA Assisted Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049545/portuguese-validation-of-the-prolonged-grief-disorder-questionnaire-predeath-pg-12-psychometric-properties-and-correlates
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Alexandra Coelho, Cláudia Silva, António Barbosa
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to contribute to the validation of the Portuguese version of the Prolonged Grief Disorder Questionnaire-Predeath (PG-12), examining its psychometric properties, including factorial, discriminant, and predictive validity. The prevalence of predeath prolonged grief disorder (PGD) and its psychosocial correlates were also analyzed. METHOD: The PG-12 was assessed in a sample of family caregivers (FCs) of oncological patients in palliative care...
January 4, 2017: Palliative & Supportive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043656/embryo-and-endometrium-derived-exosomes-and-their-potential-role-in-assisted-reproductive-treatments-liquid-biopsies-for-endometrial-receptivity
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REVIEW
Hayden Homer, Gregory E Rice, Carlos Salomon
Multiple pregnancies resulting from the transfer of more than one embryo pose a significant threat to offspring born through Assisted Reproductive Treatments (ART). Transferring one embryo at a time would eliminate this risk. However, current approaches of identifying the highest quality embryo to transfer are either unreliable (e.g. morphology assessment) or highly invasive and potentially detrimental to embryos (e.g. PGD). Approaches for non-invasive embryo selection would be a major advancement that would increase efficiency and reduce both the costs and the risks associated with ART...
December 9, 2016: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040093/diagnosis-and-clinical-management-of-duplications-and-deletions
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REVIEW
Antonio Capalbo, Laura Rienzi, Filippo Maria Ubaldi
Chromosome deletions and duplications-copy number variations (CNVs)-are a major contribution to the genome variability and can be either pathogenic or not. A particular class, the microdeletions and microduplications, which alter <5 Mb, have been extensively associated with developmental delay and intellectual disability. Although their prevalence in pregnancies and newborn is relatively low, their estimates in preimplantation embryos are poorly defined. The introduction of novel technologies for preimplantation genetic diagnosis of aneuploidies (PGD-A) caused new possibilities and challenges associated with diagnosis of subchromosomal CNVs...
January 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036032/inhibitory-effects-of-viscum-coloratum-extract-on-ige-antigen-activated-mast-cells-and-mast-cell-derived-inflammatory-mediator-activated-chondrocytes
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Jae-Myung Yoo, Ju-Hye Yang, Young Soo Kim, Hye Jin Yang, Won-Kyung Cho, Jin Yeul Ma
The accumulation and infiltration of mast cells are found in osteoarthritic lesions in humans and rodents. Nonetheless, the roles of mast cells in osteoarthritis are almost unknown. Although Viscum coloratum has various beneficial actions, its effect on allergic and osteoarthritic responses is unknown. In this study, we established an in vitro model of mast cell-mediated osteoarthritis and investigated the effect of the ethanol extract of Viscum coloratum (VEE) on IgE/antigen (IgE/Ag)-activated mast cells and mast cell-derived inflammatory mediator (MDIM)-stimulated chondrocytes...
December 28, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035662/evaluation-of-accuracy-and-precision-in-polymer-gel-dosimetry
#15
Evan Maynard, Michelle Hilts, Emily Heath, Andrew Jirasek
PURPOSE: To assess the overall reproducibility and accuracy of an x-ray computed tomography (CT) polymer gel dosimetry (PGD) system and investigate what effects the use of generic, inter-batch, and intra-batch gel calibration have on dosimetric and spatial accuracy. METHODS: A N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAM) based gel formulation optimized for x-ray CT gel dosimetry was used and the results over four different batches of gels were analyzed. All gels were irradiated with three 6 MV beams in a calibration pattern at both the bottom and top of the dosimeter...
December 30, 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28010732/the-effect-of-a-germline-mutation-in-the-apc-gene-on-%C3%AE-catenin-in-human-embryonic-stem-cells
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Nofar Yedid, Yael Kalma, Mira Malcov, Ami Amit, Revital Kariv, Michal Caspi, Rina Rosin-Arbesfeld, Dalit Ben-Yosef
BACKGROUND: Most cases of colorectal cancer (CRC) are initiated by inactivation mutations in the APC gene, which is a negative regulator of the Wnt-β-catenin pathway. Patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP) inherit a germline mutation in one APC allele, and loss of the second allele leads to the development of polyps that will turn malignant if not removed. It is not fully understood which molecular mechanisms are activated by APC loss and when the loss of the second APC allele occurs...
December 23, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995446/public-perceptions-of-ethical-legal-and-social-implications-of-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis-pgd-in-malaysia
#17
Angelina P Olesen, Siti Nurani Mohd Nor, Latifah Amin, Anisah Che Ngah
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) became well known in Malaysia after the birth of the first Malaysian 'designer baby', Yau Tak in 2004. Two years later, the Malaysian Medical Council implemented the first and only regulation on the use of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis in this country. The birth of Yau Tak triggered a public outcry because PGD was used for non-medical sex selection thus, raising concerns about PGD and its implications for the society. This study aims to explore participants' perceptions of the future implications of PGD for the Malaysian society...
December 19, 2016: Science and Engineering Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992456/prostaglandin-d2-attenuates-bleomycin-induced-lung-inflammation-and-pulmonary-fibrosis
#18
Taiki Kida, Shinya Ayabe, Keisuke Omori, Tatsuro Nakamura, Toko Maehara, Kosuke Aritake, Yoshihiro Urade, Takahisa Murata
Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive and fatal lung disease with limited therapeutic options. Although it is well known that lipid mediator prostaglandins are involved in the development of pulmonary fibrosis, the role of prostaglandin D2 (PGD2) remains unknown. Here, we investigated whether genetic disruption of hematopoietic PGD synthase (H-PGDS) affects the bleomycin-induced lung inflammation and pulmonary fibrosis in mouse. Compared with H-PGDS naïve (WT) mice, H-PGDS-deficient mice (H-PGDS-/-) represented increased collagen deposition in lungs 14 days after the bleomycin injection...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979918/pre-term-birth-and-low-birth-weight-following-preimplantation-genetic-diagnosis-analysis-of-88-010-singleton-live-births-following-pgd-and-ivf-cycles
#19
Sesh Kamal Sunkara, Belavendra Antonisamy, Hepsy Y Selliah, Mohan S Kamath
STUDY QUESTION: Is PGD associated with the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes such as pre-term birth (PTB) and low birth weight (LBW)? SUMMARY ANSWER: There was no increase in the risk of adverse perinatal outcomes of PTB, and LBW following PGD compared with autologous IVF. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Pregnancies resulting from ART are associated with a higher risk of pregnancy complications compared with spontaneously conceived pregnancies. The possible reason of adverse obstetric outcomes following ART has been attributed to the underlying infertility itself and embryo specific epigenetic modifications due to the IVF techniques...
December 15, 2016: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979917/bisphenol-a-exposure-and-gene-expression-in-human-luteinized-membrana-granulosa-cells-in-vitro
#20
Abdallah Mansur, Ariel Israel, Catherine M H Combelles, Michal Adir, Catherine Racowsky, Russ Hauser, Andrea A Baccarelli, Ronit Machtinger
STUDY QUESTION: Does bisphenol-A (BPA) affect gene expression in human membrana granulosa cells (MGC)? SUMMARY ANSWER: In vitro, short exposure to supra-physiological concentrations of BPA alters human MGC gene expression. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Exposure to BPA may interfere with reproductive endocrine signaling. In vitro studies, mostly in animal models, have shown an inverse correlation between exposure to BPA and follicular growth, meiosis, and steroid hormone production in granulosa cells...
December 15, 2016: Human Reproduction
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