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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231498/bone-specific-poly-ethylene-sodium-phosphate-bearing-biodegradable-nanoparticles
#1
Yuya Hirano, Yasuhiko Iwasaki
Chemotherapy is the most reliable treatment for osteoporosis and osseous metastases. To facilitate better drug delivery for bone treatments, a novel preparation of polymeric nanoparticles with high affinity to bone has been prepared. Two-step synthesis of cholesteryl-functionalized poly(ethylene sodium phosphate) (Ch-PEPn·Na) was performed via ring-opening polymerization of cyclic phosphoesters and the demethylation. The molecular weight of Ch-PEPn·Na could be well controlled by changing the ratio of cholesterol and cyclic phosphoesters...
February 16, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230463/hypnotism-as-a-function-of-trance-state-effects-expectancy-and-suggestibility-an-italian-replication
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Ronald J Pekala, Francesca Baglio, Monia Cabinio, Susanna Lipari, Gisella Baglio, Laura Mendozzi, Pietro Cecconi, Luigi Pugnetti, Riccardo Sciaky
Previous research using stepwise regression analyses found self-reported hypnotic depth (srHD) to be a function of suggestibility, trance state effects, and expectancy. This study sought to replicate and expand that research using a general state measure of hypnotic responsivity, the Phenomenology of Consciousness Inventory: Hypnotic Assessment Procedure (PCI-HAP). Ninety-five participants completed an Italian translation of the PCI-HAP, with srHD scores predicted from the PCI-HAP assessment items. The regression analysis replicated the previous research results...
April 2017: International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224256/demonstration-of-two-types-of-fatigue-in-subjects-with-chronic-liver-disease-using-factor-analysis
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Ali A Weinstein, Guoqing Diao, Heibatollah Baghi, Carey Escheik, Lynn H Gerber, Zobair M Younossi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to determine if it was possible to separate fatigue self-reports into two distinct types of fatigue symptom clusters in research subjects with chronic liver disease (CLD). It was hypothesized that when items from the Medical Outcomes Study Short-Form (SF-36v2) are combined with items from the Fatigue Severity Scale (FSS), these distinct factors will emerge. METHODS: Confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses from data collected in a prospective, natural history study of CLD patients were conducted...
February 21, 2017: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221941/the-hap-complex-governs-fumonisin-biosynthesis-and-maize-kernel-pathogenesis-in-fusarium-verticillioides
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John B Ridenour, Jonathon E Smith, Burton H Bluhm
Contamination of maize ( Zea mays ) with fumonisins produced by the fungus Fusarium verticillioides is a global concern for food safety. Fumonisins are a group of polyketide-derived secondary metabolites linked to esophageal cancer and neural tube birth defects in humans and numerous toxicoses in livestock. Despite the importance of fumonisins in global maize production, the regulation of fumonisin biosynthesis during kernel pathogenesis is poorly understood. The HAP complex is a conserved, heterotrimeric transcriptional regulator that binds the consensus sequence CCAAT to modulate gene expression...
September 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219191/-study-of-optic-radiations-in-patients-with-primary-open-angle-glaucoma-with-diffusion-tensor-imaging
#5
T Li, W Miao, H G He, J F Xian
Objective: To study the alteration of the optic radiations in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography, and to reveal the correlation between the DTI derived parameters and the severity of the disease. Methods: A total of 24 patients with POAG and 20 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were enrolled in this study from January 2011 to June 2013.All subjects underwent ophthalmoscopy, standard automatic perimetry, intraocular pressure measurement and MRI scanning...
February 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217387/histological-assessment-of-porous-custom-made-hydroxyapatite-implants-6-months-and-2-5-years-after-cranioplasty
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Hajime Ono, Taigen Sase, Yuichiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Takasuna
BACKGROUND: In cranial reconstruction, the features of artificial bone differ. Custom-made porous hydroxyapatite (HAp) implants for cranioplasty have been used all over the world because of their good cosmetic, biocompatibility, and osteoconductive properties. Surgical techniques were analyzed, and histological assessment of new bone formation in the hydroxyapatite was performed. METHODS: Over a 6-year time period, 41 patients underwent cranioplasty using a custom-made three-dimensional hybrid pore structured hydroxyapatite (3DHPoHAp) implant...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210888/double-carbapenem-combination-as-salvage-therapy-for-untreatable-infections-by-kpc-2-producing-klebsiella-pneumoniae
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M Souli, I Karaiskos, A Masgala, L Galani, E Barmpouti, H Giamarellou
We report our experience using the double-carbapenem combination as salvage therapy for patients with untreatable infections caused by KPC-2- producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. A total of 27 patients in two institutions in Athens, Greece suffering from complicated urinary tract infections (16) with or without secondary bacteraemia (four and 12 respectively), primary (six) or catheter-related bloodstream infections (two), HAP or VAP (two) and external ventricular drainage infection (one) were treated exclusively with ertapenem and high-dose prolonged infusion meropenem because in-vitro active antimicrobials were unavailable (19) or failed (four) or were contraindicated (six)...
February 16, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210443/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-adding-micro-hydroxyapatite-and-nano-hydroxyapatite-on-the-microleakage-of-conventional-and-resin-modified-glass-ionomer-cl-v-restorations
#8
Farahnaz Sharafeddin, Negar Feizi
BACKGROUND: Pulpal reaction to restorative materials depends on marginal microleakage, which is a dynamic phenomenon that allows bacteria and fluids to traverse across the tooth-restoration interface. Glass-ionomer cement (GIC) exhibits low microleakage due to direct bonding to tooth structures. Hydroxyapatite (HAP) based on the similarity with tooth structure may decrease the microleakage. The aim of this in vitro study was to evaluate marginal microleakage of a mixture of conventional and resin-modified glass-ionomer (RMGI) with micro- and nano-HAP...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208793/chitosan-recombinamer-layer-by-layer-coatings-for-multifunctional-implants
#9
Jeevan Prasaad Govindharajulu, Xi Chen, Yuping Li, Jose Carlos Rodriguez-Cabello, Mrinal Battacharya, Conrado Aparicio
The main clinical problems for dental implants are (1) formation of biofilm around the implant-a condition known as peri-implantitis and (2) inadequate bone formation around the implant-lack of osseointegration. Therefore, developing an implant to overcome these problems is of significant interest to the dental community. Chitosan has been reported to have good biocompatibility and anti-bacterial activity. An osseo-inductive recombinant elastin-like biopolymer (P-HAP), that contains a peptide derived from the protein statherin, has been reported to induce biomineralization and osteoblast differentiation...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205569/heteroaryldihydropyrimidine-hap-and-sulfamoylbenzamide-sba-inhibit-hepatitis-b-virus-replication-by-different-molecular-mechanisms
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Zheng Zhou, Taishan Hu, Xue Zhou, Steffen Wildum, Fernando Garcia-Alcalde, Zhiheng Xu, Daitze Wu, Yi Mao, Xiaojun Tian, Yuan Zhou, Fang Shen, Zhisen Zhang, Guozhi Tang, Isabel Najera, Guang Yang, Hong C Shen, John A T Young, Ning Qin
Heteroaryldihydropyrimidine (HAP) and sulfamoylbenzamide (SBA) are promising non-nucleos(t)ide HBV replication inhibitors. HAPs are known to promote core protein mis-assembly, but the molecular mechanism of abnormal assembly is still elusive. Likewise, the assembly status of core protein induced by SBA remains unknown. Here we show that SBA, unlike HAP, does not promote core protein mis-assembly. Interestingly, two reference compounds HAP_R01 and SBA_R01 bind to the same pocket at the dimer-dimer interface in the crystal structures of core protein Y132A hexamer...
February 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198727/new-guidelines-for-nosocomial-pneumonia
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Mark L Metersky, Andre C Kalil
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) remain important causes of morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. New evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of these entities were released by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American Thoracic Society in 2016. This review summarizes the recommendations contained within these guidelines and their supporting rationale. RECENT FINDINGS: With respect to diagnosis of HAP and VAP, the guidelines suggest using semiquantitative cultures of noninvasively obtained respiratory samples instead of quantitative cultures of invasively obtained samples...
February 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198135/hierarchically-ordered-polymer-nanofiber-shish-kebabs-as-a-bone-scaffold-material
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Xi Chen, Sarah E Gleeson, Tony Yu, Nasreen Khan, Robert W Yucha, Michele Marcolongo, Christopher Y Li
The ideal bone scaffold harnesses the body's ability to regenerate bone in critical size defects. A potential strategy to design the ideal bone scaffold is to mimic the natural structure of bone at the molecular level. The orientation and spatial distribution of nanocrystals in the organic matrix are two important and distinctive structural characteristics associated with natural bone. There has yet to be a synthetic system or scaffold that is able to control both the spatial distribution and orientation of the HAP crystalline structure...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197823/the-deposition-of-strontium-and-zinc-co-substituted-hydroxyapatite-coatings
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L Robinson, K Salma-Ancane, L Stipniece, B J Meenan, A R Boyd
The in vitro and in vivo performance of hydroxyapatite (HAp) coatings can be modified by the addition of different trace ions, such as silicon (Si), lithium (Li), magnesium (Mg), zinc (Zn) or strontium (Sr) into the HAp lattice, to more closely mirror the complex chemistry of human bone. To date, most of the work in the literature has considered single ion-substituted materials and coatings, with limited reports on co-substituted calcium phosphate systems. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of radio frequency magnetron sputtering to deposit Sr and Zn co-substituted HAp coatings using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS)...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197677/the-research-agenda-in-vap-hap-next-steps
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Michael S Niederman, Ignacio Martin-Loeches, Antoni Torres
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February 14, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191566/type-inversion-as-a-working-mechanism-of-high-voltage-mapbbr3-cl-based-halide-perovskite-solar-cells
#15
Nir Kedem, Michael Kulbak, Thomas M Brenner, Gary Hodes, David Cahen
Using several metals with different work functions as solar cell back contact we identify majority carrier type inversion in methylammonium lead bromide (MAPbBr3, without intentional doping) as the basis for the formation of a p-n junction. MAPbBr3 films deposited on TiO2 are slightly n-type, whereas in a full device they are strongly p-type. The charge transfer between the metal electrode and the halide perovskite (HaP) film is shown to determine the dominant charge carrier type of the HaP and, thus, also of the final cells...
February 13, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190815/structural-analysis-of-strontium-in-human-teeth-treated-with-surface-pre-reacted-glass-ionomer-filler-eluate-by-using-extended-x-ray-absorption-fine-structure-analysis
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Motohiro Uo, Takahiro Wada, Kiyotaka Asakura
The bioactive effects of strontium released from surface pre-reacted glass-ionomer (S-PRG) fillers may aid in caries prevention. In this study, the local structure of strontium taken up by teeth was estimated by extended X-ray absorption fine structure analysis. Immersing teeth into S-PRG filler eluate increased the strontium content in enamel and dentin by more than 100 times. The local structure of strontium in enamel and dentin stored in distilled water was the same as that in synthetic strontium-containing hydroxyapatite (SrHAP)...
February 11, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187934/modeling-the-exposure-functions-of-atmospheric-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-mixtures-in-occupational-environments
#17
Pascal Petit, Anne Maître, Renaud Persoons, Dominique J Bicout
BACKGROUND: The health risk assessment associated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) mixtures faces three main issues: the lack of knowledge regarding occupational exposure mixtures, the accurate chemical characterization and the estimation of cancer risks. OBJECTIVES: To describe industries in which PAH exposures are encountered and construct working context-exposure function matrices, to enable the estimation of both the PAH expected exposure level and chemical characteristic profile of workers based on their occupational sector and activity...
February 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187384/study-on-the-removal-of-organic-micropollutants-from-aqueous-and-ethanol-solutions-by-hap-membranes-with-tunable-hydrophilicity-and-hydrophobicity
#18
Junyong He, Yulian Li, Xingguo Cai, Kai Chen, Hejing Zheng, Chengming Wang, Kaisheng Zhang, Dongyue Lin, Lingtao Kong, Jinhuai Liu
A biocompatible and uniquely defined hydroxyapatite (HAP) adsorption membrane with a sandwich structure was developed for the removal of organic micropollutants for the first time. Both the adsorption and membrane technique were used for the removal of organic micropollutants. The hydrophilicity and hydrophobicity of the HAP adsorbent and membrane were tunable by controlling the surface structure of HAP. The adsorption of organic micropollutants on the HAP adsorbent was studied in batch experiments. The adsorption process was fit with the Freundlich model, while the adsorption kinetics followed the pseudo-second-order model...
February 3, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186144/engineering-the-residual-side-chains-of-hap-phytases-to-improve-their-pepsin-resistance-and-catalytic-efficiency
#19
Canfang Niu, Peilong Yang, Huiying Luo, Huoqing Huang, Yaru Wang, Bin Yao
Strong resistance to proteolytic attack is important for feed enzymes. Here, we selected three predicted pepsin cleavage sites, L99, L162, and E230 (numbering from the initiator M of premature proteins), in pepsin-sensitive HAP phytases YkAPPA from Yersinia kristensenii and YeAPPA from Y. enterocolitica, which corresponded to L99, V162, and D230 in pepsin-resistant YrAPPA from Y. rohdei. We constructed mutants with different side chain structures at these sites using site-directed mutagenesis and produced all enzymes in Escherichia coli for catalytic and biochemical characterization...
February 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183726/injury-region-and-risk-of-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-among-pediatric-trauma-patients
#20
Gretchen J Cutler, Anupam B Kharbanda, Jeffrey Nowak, Henry W Ortega
OBJECTIVE: To describe the relationship between injury region and risk of hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) in pediatric trauma patients. METHODS: Analyses included patients <19 years of age from the National Trauma Data Bank, during 2009-2011. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine the association between injury region and odds of developing HAP stratified by age group. RESULTS: A total of 71 377 patients were eligible for analysis, and 1818 patients developed pneumonia...
February 9, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
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