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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726367/a-systematic-approach-to-the-development-of-microfabricated-biosensors-the-relationship-between-the-gold-surface-pretreatment-and-thiolated-molecule-binding
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Asta Makaraviciute, Xingxing Xu, Leif Nyholm, Zhen Zhang
Despite increasing popularity of microfabricated biosensors due to advances in technological and surface functionalization strategies, their successful implementation is partially inhibited by the lack of consistency in their analytical characteristics. One of the main causes for the discrepancies is the absence of a systematic and comprehensive approach to surface functionalization. In this contribution microfabricated gold electrodes aimed at biosensor development have been systematically characterized in terms of surface pretreatment, thiolated molecule binding and reproducibility by the means of X-ray photoelectron scattering (XPS) and cyclic voltammetry (CV)...
July 20, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723945/haematological-and-cd4-t-cells-reference-ranges-in-healthy-adult-populations-in-gojjam-zones-in-amhara-region-ethiopia
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Wondemagegn Mulu, Bayeh Abera, Zewdie Mekonnen, Yesuf Adem, Mulat Yimer, Yohannes Zenebe, Asmare Amuamuta, Wondimu Gebeyehu
INTRODUCTION: Establishing national population haematological and immunological reference ranges are essential for clinical management of patients. However, there is scarcity of information on community based haematological reference ranges established from Ethiopian population. Therefore, this study aimed at determining haematological and CD4+ T cells reference ranges in healthy adults from East and West Gojjam zones, Ethiopia. METHODS: Community based cross-sectional study was conducted from May 2015 to December 2015 in healthy adult residents of Gojjam zone...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723140/rapid-and-label-free-detection-of-interferon-gamma-via-an-electrochemical-aptasensor-comprising-a-ternary-surface-monolayer-on-a-gold-interdigitated-electrode-array
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Shaowei Ding, Curtis Mosher, Xian Y Lee, Suprem R Das, Allison A Cargill, Xiaohui Tang, Bolin Chen, Eric S McLamore, Carmen Gomes, Jesse M Hostetter, Jonathan C Claussen
A label-free electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) aptasensor for rapid detection (<35 min) of interferon-gamma (IFN-γ) was fabricated by immobilizing a RNA aptamer capture probe (ACP), selective to IFN-γ, on a gold interdigitated electrode array (Au IDE). The ACP was modified with a thiol group at the 5' terminal end and subsequently co-immobilized with 1,6-hexanedithiol (HDT) and 6-mercapto-1-hexanolphosphate (MCH) to the gold surface through thiol-gold interactions. This ACP/HDT-MCH ternary surface monolayer facilitates efficient hybridization with IFN-γ and displays high resistance to nonspecific adsorption of nontarget proteins [i...
February 24, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721035/intracellular-interactions-of-umeclidinium-and-vilanterol-in-human-airway-smooth-muscle
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Nooreen Shaikh, Malcolm Johnson, David A Hall, Kian Fan Chung, John H Riley, Sally Worsley, Pankaj K Bhavsar
BACKGROUND: Intracellular mechanisms of action of umeclidinium (UMEC), a long-acting muscarinic receptor antagonist, and vilanterol (VI), a long-acting β2-adrenoceptor (β2R) agonist, were investigated in target cells: human airway smooth-muscle cells (ASMCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: ASMCs from tracheas of healthy lung-transplant donors were treated with VI, UMEC, UMEC and VI combined, or control compounds (salmeterol, propranolol, ICI 118.551, or methacholine [MCh])...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720571/the-integrated-stress-response-in-hypoxia-induced-diffuse-white-matter-injury
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Benjamin Ll Clayton, Aaron Huang, Rejani B Kunjamma, Ani Solanki, Brian Popko
Currently no treatments exist for preterm infants with diffuse white matter injury (DWMI) caused by hypoxia. Due to improved care of preterm neonates and increased recognition by advanced imaging techniques, the prevalence of DWMI is increasing. A better understanding of the pathophysiology of DWMI is therefore of critical importance. The integrated stress response (ISR), a conserved eukaryotic response to myriad stressors including hypoxia, may play a role in hypoxia-induced DWMI and may represent a novel target for much needed therapies...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718891/mk-reduces-inhaled-chlorine-triggered-ahr-and-airway-inflammation-in-the-mouse
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Yoichiro Hamamoto, Satoshi Ano, Benoit Allard, Michael O'Sullivan, Toby K McGovern, James G Martin
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cysteinyl leukotrienes (CysLTs) are pro-inflammatory lipid mediators that exacerbate disease state in several asthma phenotypes including asthma induced by allergen, virus and exercise. However, the role of CysLTs in irritant-induced airway disease is not well characterized. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the effect of montelukast (MK), a CysLT1R antagonist, on parameters of irritant-induced asthma (IIA) induced by inhalation of chlorine (Cl2 ) in the mouse...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718683/the-measurement-of-cough-response-to-bronchoconstriction-induced-by-methacholine-inhalation-in-healthy-subjects-an-examination-using-the-astograph-method
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Johsuke Hara, Masaki Fujimura, Noriyuki Ohkura, Tamami Sakai, Kenta Yamamura, Miki Abo, Hayato Koba, Satoshi Watanabe, Taro Yoneda, Shingo Nishikawa, Takashi Sone, Hideharu Kimura, Yoshihisa Ishiura, Kazuo Kasahara
BACKGROUND: We demonstrated that heightened cough response to bronchoconstriction is a fundamental feature of cough variant asthma (CVA). To evaluate this physiological feature of CVA in daily clinical practice, it is necessary to clarify the cough response to bronchoconstriction in healthy subjects. We evaluated cough response to methacholine (MCh)-induced bronchoconstriction in healthy subjects. A forced oscillometry technique was used to measure airway resistance changes with Mch. METHODS: Healthy never-smokers (21 men, 20 women; mean 22...
July 18, 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718256/iron-deficiency-anaemia-as-risk-factor-for-simple-febrile-seizures-a-case-control-study
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Khawaja Tahir Aziz, Naheem Ahmed, Abdul Ghaffar Nagi
BACKGROUND: Febrile fits is common problem in children. Among other risk factors, iron deficiency anaemia is considered as aggravating factor for febrile fits. Iron deficiency anaemia is preventable and treatable disease. The objective of the study was to find out iron deficiency anaemia as risk factor for febrile fits. METHODS: It was a case control study. Thirty cases of febrile fits were recorded. Control group of 30 cases was taken at the same time with same variables but without febrile fits...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714831/improving-the-quality-of-nutrition-in-pediatric-trauma
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Alice Wang, Helena Pelletier, Diana Calligan, Angela Coates, Karen Allison Bailey
Purpose Nutrition plays a key role in the recovery of pediatric trauma patients. A catabolic state in trauma patients may hinder recovery and inadequate nutrition may increase morbidity, mortality and length of hospital stay. The purpose of this paper is to review the current nutrition support practices for pediatric trauma patients at McMaster Children's Hospital (MCH), describe patient demographics and identify areas to improve the quality of patient care. Design/methodology/approach A retrospective chart review was conducted on pediatric trauma patients (age<18 years) identified through the trauma registry of MCH...
July 10, 2017: International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713432/haematological-profile-and-intensity-of-urogenital-schistosomiasis-in-ghanaian-children
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Justice Afrifa, Desmond Gyedu, Eric Ofori Gyamerah, Samuel Essien-Baidoo, Isaac Mensah-Essilfie
BACKGROUND: Urogenital schistosomiasis is a widely contracted parasitic helminth infection often associated with haematological abnormalities. AIM: We investigated the relationship between the haematological profile and the intensity of schistosomiasis among children in the Yeji district. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 100 participants comprising 50 Schistosoma haematobium (S. haematobium) infected and 50 noninfected controls aged 6-17 years matched for age and sex were recruited into the study...
2017: Journal of Environmental and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713290/advanced-maternal-age-worsens-postpartum-vascular-function
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Jude S Morton, Alison S Care, Raven Kirschenman, Christy-Lynn Cooke, Sandra T Davidge
The age at which women experience their first pregnancy has increased throughout the decades. Pregnancy has an important influence on maternal short- and long-term cardiovascular outcomes. Pregnancy at an advanced maternal age increases maternal risk of gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, placenta previa and caesarian delivery; complications which predict worsened cardiovascular health in later years. Aging also independently increases the risk of cardiovascular disease; therefore, combined risk in women of advanced maternal age may lead to detrimental cardiovascular outcomes later in life...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709906/effects-of-feeding-time-on-daily-rhythms-of-neuropeptide-and-clock-gene-expression-in-the-rat-hypothalamus
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Dawei Wang, Anne-Loes Opperhuizen, Jane Reznick, Nigel Turner, Yan Su, Gregory J Cooney, Andries Kalsbeek
Shiftworkers are exposed to several adverse health conditions, one being eating at night. Food consumption at an unnatural time-of-day is thought to be one of the main factors responsible for the increased risk of developing metabolic diseases, such as obesity and diabetes mellitus. The underlying mechanism is considered to include disruption of the circadian organization of physiology, leading to disruption of metabolism. When food is consumed at night, the hypothalamus, a brain region central to homeostasis, receives contradicting input from the central clock and the systemic circulation...
July 11, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708496/comparative-evaluation-of-haematological-parameters-and-erythrocyte-membrane-stability-in-pregnant-and-lactating-goats-in-different-seasons-of-tropical-savannah
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B Habibu, H J Makun, L S Yaqub, H U Buhari, T Aluwong, M U Kawu
Haematological parameters and erythrocyte osmotic fragility (EOF) are commonly used as indicators of health status and erythrocyte membrane integrity. Variations in haematological parameters and EOF in late gestation and early lactation during the cold-dry (CDS), hot-dry (HDS) and rainy (RAS) seasons were studied in sixty (n = 60) Red Sokoto goats (20 goats for each season). The ambient temperatures and temperature-humidity index recorded were higher in the afternoon hours of the HDS and RAS, but lower in the morning hours of the CDS as compared with the thermoneutral zone of goats...
September 1, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706096/measuring-patient-safety-culture-in-maternal-and-child-health-institutions-in-china-a-qualitative-study
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Yuanyuan Wang, Weiwei Liu, Huifeng Shi, Chaojie Liu, Yan Wang
INTRODUCTION: Patient safety culture (PSC) plays a critical role in ensuring safe and quality care. Extensive PSC studies have been undertaken in hospitals. However, little is known about PSC in maternal and child health (MCH) institutions in China, which provide both population-based preventive services as well as individual care for patients. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to develop a theoretical framework for conceptualising PSC in MCH institutions in China. METHODS: The study was undertaken in six MCH institutions (three in Hebei and three in Beijing)...
July 12, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698850/comparison-of-the-characteristics-of-two-hemoglobin-variants-hb-d-iran-and-hb-e-eluting-in-the-hb-a2-window
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Jasmita Dass, Aastha Gupta, Suchi Mittal, Amrita Saraf, Sabina Langer, Manorama Bhargava
BACKGROUND: Cation exchange-high performance liquid chromatography (CE-HPLC) is most commonly used to evaluate hemoglobin (Hb) variants, which elute in the Hb A2 window. This study aimed to assess prevalence of an uncommon Hb variant, Hb D-Iran, and compare its red cell parameters and peak characteristics with those of Hb E that commonly elutes in the Hb A2 window. METHODS: Generally, we assess abnormal Hb using CE-HPLC as the primary technique along with alkaline and acid electrophoresis...
June 2017: Blood Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697416/depression-and-anxiety-symptoms-are-associated-with-white-blood-cell-count-and-red-cell-distribution-width-a-sex-stratified-analysis-in-a-population-based-study
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Mojtaba Shafiee, Maryam Tayefi, Seyed Mahdi Hassanian, Zahra Ghaneifar, Mohammad Reza Parizadeh, Amir Avan, Farzad Rahmani, Zahra Khorasanchi, Mahmoud Reza Azarpajouh, Hamideh Safarian, Mohsen Moohebati, Alireza Heidari-Bakavoli, Habibolah Esmaeili, Mohsen Nematy, Mohammad Safarian, Mahmoud Ebrahimi, Gordon A Ferns, Naghmeh Mokhber, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
BACKGROUND: Depression and anxiety are two common mood disorders that are both linked to systemic inflammation. Increased white blood cell (WBC) count and red cell distribution width (RDW) are associated with negative clinical outcomes in a wide variety of pathological conditions. WBC is a non-specific inflammatory marker and RDW is also strongly related to other inflammatory markers. Therefore, we proposed that there might be an association between these hematological inflammatory markers and depression/anxiety symptoms...
July 3, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694728/evaluation-of-staff-performance-and-interpretation-of-the-screening-program-for-prevention-of-thalassemia
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Simaporn Prommetta, Kanokwan Sanchaisuriya, Goonnapa Fucharoen, Supawadee Yamsri, Attawut Chaiboonroeng, Supan Fucharoen
INTRODUCTION: Thalassemia screening program has been implemented for years in Southeast Asia, but no external quality assessment program has been established. We have developed and initiated the proficiency testing (PT) program for the first time in Thailand with the aim to assess the screening performance of laboratory staff and their competency in interpretation of the screening results. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three PT cycles per year were organized. From the first to the third cycle of the PT scheme, a total number of participant laboratories increased from 59 to 67...
June 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694726/a-nationwide-multicentre-study-in-turkey-for-establishing-reference-intervals-of-haematological-parameters-with-novel-use-of-a-panel-of-whole-blood
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Yesim Ozarda, Kiyoshi Ichihara, Ebubekir Bakan, Harun Polat, Nurinnisa Ozturk, Nurcan K Baygutalp, Fatma Taneli, Yesim Guvenc, Murat Ormen, Zubeyde Erbayraktar, Nurten Aksoy, Hatice Sezen, Meltem Demir, Gulcin Eskandari, Gurbuz Polat, Nuriye Mete, Hatice Yuksel, Husamettin Vatansev, Fatma Gun, Okhan Akin, Ozlem Ceylan, Tevfik Noyan, Ozgul Gozlukaya, Yuksel Aliyazicioglu, Sevim Kahraman, Melahat Dirican, Gul Ozlem Tuncer, Shogo Kimura, Pinar Eker
INTRODUCTION: A nationwide multicentre study was conducted to establish well-defined reference intervals (RIs) of haematological parameters for the Turkish population in consideration of sources of variation in reference values (RVs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: K2-EDTA whole blood samples (total of 3363) were collected from 12 laboratories. Sera were also collected for measurements of iron, UIBC, TIBC, and ferritin for use in the latent abnormal values exclusion (LAVE) method...
June 15, 2017: Biochemia Medica: časopis Hrvatskoga Društva Medicinskih Biokemičara
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685045/comprehensive-review-of-the-evidence-regarding-the-effectiveness-of-community-based-primary-health-care-in-improving-maternal-neonatal-and-child-health-7-shared-characteristics-of-projects-with-evidence-of-long-term-mortality-impact
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Henry B Perry, Bahie M Rassekh, Sundeep Gupta, Paul A Freeman
BACKGROUND: There is limited evidence about the long-term effectiveness of integrated community-based primary health care (CBPHC) in improving maternal, neonatal and child health. However, the interventions implemented and the approaches used by projects with such evidence can provide guidance for ending preventable child and maternal deaths by the year 2030. METHODS: A database of 700 assessments of the effectiveness of CBPHC in improving maternal, neonatal and child health has been assembled, as described elsewhere in this series...
June 2017: Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673458/performance-endoparasitary-control-and-blood-values-of-ewes-locally-adapted-in-semiarid-region
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Josiel Borges Ferreira, Ana Carla Diógenes Suassuna Bezerra, Magda Maria Guilhermino, Jacinara Hody Gurgel Morais Leite, Wilma Emanuela da Silva, Renato Diógenes Macedo Paiva, Tallysson Nogueira Barbosa, José Ernandes Rufino de Sousa, Débora Andréa Evangelista Façanha
This study evaluated the variation in the prevalence of endoparasitoses and their impact on body condition and blood values of sheep of the Morada Nova breed. A total of 138 ewes were examined for their morphology (body weight, BW; body condition score, BCS), parasitology (faecal egg count, FEC; Famacha© score; coproculture), hematology (red blood cell count,RBC); hemoglobin concentration, HE; packet cell volume, PCV; mean corpuscular volume, MCV,; mean corpuscular hemoglobin, MCH; mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, MCHC; leukocytes, WBC) and serum biochemistry (glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, urea, creatinine, total protein, albumin, globulin, AST and ALT)...
June 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
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