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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729288/urinary-extracellular-vesicles-of-podocyte-origin-and-renal-injury-in-preeclampsia
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Sarwat I Gilani, Ulrik Dolberg Anderson, Muthuvel Jayachandran, Tracey L Weissgerber, Ladan Zand, Wendy M White, Natasa Milic, Maria Lourdes Gonzalez Suarez, Rangit Reddy Vallapureddy, Åsa Nääv, Lena Erlandsson, John C Lieske, Joseph P Grande, Karl A Nath, Stefan R Hansson, Vesna D Garovic
Renal histologic expression of the podocyte-specific protein, nephrin, but not podocin, is reduced in preeclamptic compared with normotensive pregnancies. We hypothesized that renal expression of podocyte-specific proteins would be reflected in urinary extracellular vesicles (EVs) of podocyte origin and accompanied by increased urinary soluble nephrin levels (nephrinuria) in preeclampsia. We further postulated that podocyte injury and attendant formation of EVs are related mechanistically to cellfree fetal hemoglobin (HbF) in maternal plasma...
July 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728694/alcohol-septal-ablation-for-obstructive-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-word-of%C3%A2-endorsement
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REVIEW
Max Liebregts, Pieter A Vriesendorp, Jurrien M Ten Berg
Twenty years after the introduction of alcohol septal ablation (ASA) for the treatment of obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the arrhythmogenicity of the ablation scar appears to be overemphasized. When systematically reviewing all studies comparing ASA with myectomy with long-term follow-up, (aborted) sudden cardiac death and mortality rates were found to be similarly low. The focus should instead shift toward lowering the rate of reinterventions and pacemaker implantations following ASA because, in this area, ASA still seems inferior to myectomy...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728520/in-and-out-hospital-mortality-rate-in-surgical-patients
#3
Philippe Dony, Magali Pirson, Jean G Boogaerts
BACKGROUND: Death rates after surgery are increasingly analysed for clinical audit and quality assessment. Many studies commonly provide information only on deaths that occur during hospital stay, known as in-hospital death rates. By using hospital data set linked to death certificate registry, we recorded in- and out-hospital deaths within 30 and 60 post-operative days. METHODS: The study included all consecutive surgical procedures (denominator) under general or locoregional anaesthesia in adult patients admitted for elective or non-elective inpatient surgery...
July 20, 2017: Acta Chirurgica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727165/increased-fibre-and-reduced-trans-fatty-acid-intake-are-primary-predictors-of-metabolic-improvement-in-overweight-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-substudy-of-randomized-trial-between-diet-exercise-and-diet-plus-exercise-for-weight-control
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Åsa Nybacka, Per M Hellström, Angelica L Hirschberg
OBJECTIVE: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is commonly affected by obesity. PCOS phenotypes are prone to increased waist/hip ratio, insulin resistance and dyslipidaemia. This substudy was undertaken to evaluate the effects of lifestyle interventions on metabolic biomarkers in overweight/obese PCOS women, and the interventional effects of dietary components related to metabolic outcomes. DESIGN: Randomized three-arm parallel study. PATIENTS: Fifty-seven PCOS women (BMI >27kg/m(2) , age 18-40) were randomly assigned to diet (D, n=19), exercise (E, n=19) or diet plus exercise (DE, n=19) in three-arm fashion over 16 weeks...
July 20, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727086/2017-asas-scholastic-achievement-awards
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July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726057/macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-mif-modulates-trophic-signaling-through-interaction-with-serine-protease-htra1
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Åsa Fex Svenningsen, Svenja Löring, Anna Lahn Sørensen, Ha Uyen Buu Huynh, Simone Hjæresen, Nellie Martin, Jesper Bonnet Moeller, Maria Louise Elkjær, Uffe Holmskov, Zsolt Illes, Malin Andersson, Solveig Beck Nielsen, Eirikur Benedikz
Macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), a small conserved protein, is abundant in the immune- and central nervous system (CNS). MIF has several receptors and binding partners that can modulate its action on a cellular level. It is upregulated in neurodegenerative diseases and cancer although its function is far from clear. Here, we report the finding of a new binding partner to MIF, the serine protease HTRA1. This enzyme cleaves several growth factors, extracellular matrix molecules and is implicated in some of the same diseases as MIF...
July 19, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724442/impact-of-obesity-on-the-response-to-tumor-necrosis-factor-inhibitors-in-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Raphael Micheroli, Monika Hebeisen, Lukas M Wildi, Pascale Exer, Giorgio Tamborrini, Jürg Bernhard, Burkhard Möller, Pascal Zufferey, Michael J Nissen, Almut Scherer, Adrian Ciurea
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the impact of obesity on the response to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) in patients with axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA). The aim of our study was to investigate the impact of different body mass index (BMI) categories on TNFi response in a large cohort of patients with axSpA. METHODS: Patients with axSpA within the Swiss Clinical Quality Management (SCQM) program were included in the current study if they fulfilled the Assessment in Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) criteria for axSpA, started a first TNFi after recruitment, and had available BMI data as well as a baseline and follow-up visit at 1 year (±6 months)...
July 19, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724321/diospyros-kaki-calyx-inhibits-immediate-type-hypersensitivity-via-the-reduction-of-mast-cell-activation
#8
Min-Jong Kim, Hae Ran Park, Tae-Yong Shin, Sang-Hyun Kim
CONTEXT: Diospyros kaki L. (Ebenaceae) fruit is widely distributed in Asia and is known to exert anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic effects. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the inhibitory effect of aqueous extract of D. kaki calyx (AEDKC) on mast cell-mediated immediate-type hypersensitivity and underlying mechanism of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For in vivo, ovalbumin (OVA)-induced active systemic anaphylaxis (ASA) and immunoglobulin (Ig) E-mediated passive cutaneous anaphylaxis (PCA) models were used...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723842/reduced-neuromuscular-performance-in-amenorrheic-elite-endurance-athletes
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Åsa B Tornberg, Anna Melin, Fiona Manderson Koivula, Anders Johansson, Sven Skouby, Jens Faber, Anders Sjödin
INTRODUCTION: Secondary functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (SFHA) is common among female athletes, especially in weight-sensitive sports. The aim of this study was to investigate the link between SFHA and neuromuscular performance in elite endurance athletes. METHODS: Sixteen eumenorrheic (EUM) and 14 SFHA athletes from national teams and competitive clubs participated. Methods included gynecological examination; body composition (DXA);; resting metabolic rate and work efficiency; exercise capacity; knee muscular strength (KMS) and knee muscular endurance (KME); reaction time (RT); blood sampling performed on the 3rd-5th day of the menstrual cycle, and 7-day assessment of energy availability...
July 19, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723752/full-covered-self-expandable-metal-stents-for-the-treatment-of-anastomotic-leak-using-a-silk-thread
#10
Cheol Woong Choi, Dae Hwan Kang, Hyung Wook Kim, Su Bum Park, Su Jin Kim, Sun Hwi Hwang, Si Hak Lee
To evaluate the safety and effectiveness of fixation of the fully covered self-expandable metal stent (SEMS) placement using a silk thread for complete closure of an anastomotic leak. An anastomotic leak is a life-threatening complication after gastrectomy. Although the traditional treatment of choice was surgical re-intervention, an endoscopic SEMS can be used alternatively.During the study period, we retrospectively reviewed consecutive patients who received a modified covered SEMS capable of being fixed using a silk thread (Shim technique) due to an anastomotic leak after gastrectomy to prevent stent migration...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722180/a-generic-tg-186-shielded-applicator-for-commissioning-model-based-dose-calculation-algorithms-for-high-dose-rate-192-ir-brachytherapy
#11
Yunzhi Ma, Javier Vijande, Facundo Ballester, Åsa Carlsson Tedgren, Domingo Granero, Annette Haworth, Firas Mourtada, Gabriel Paiva Fonseca, Kyveli Zourari, Panagiotis Papagiannis, Mark J Rivard, Frank André Siebert, Ron S Sloboda, Ryan Smith, Marc J P Chamberland, Rowan M Thomson, Frank Verhaegen, Luc Beaulieu
PURPOSE: A joint working group was created by the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO), and the Australasian Brachytherapy Group (ABG) with the charge, among others, to develop a set of well-defined test case plans and perform model-based dose calculation algorithms (MBDCA) dose calculations and comparisons. Its main goal is to facilitate a smooth transition from the AAPM Task Group No. 43 (TG-43) dose calculation formalism, widely being used in clinical practice for brachytherapy, to the one proposed by Task Group No...
July 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721637/cost-of-hospitalization-for-firearm-injuries-by-firearm-type-intent-and-payer-in-the-united-states
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Corinne Peek-Asa, Brandon Butcher, Joseph E Cavanaugh
BACKGROUND: Firearm injuries disproportionately affect young, male, non-White populations, causing substantial individual and societal burden. Annual costs for hospitalized firearm injuries have not been widely described, as most previous cost studies have focused on lifetime costs. We examined a nationally-representative database of hospitalizations in the US to estimate per-hospital and overall hospital costs for firearm injuries by intent, type of weapon, and payer source. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of all firearm injury hospitalizations in the National Inpatient Sample from 2003 through 2013...
December 2017: Injury Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721591/secondary-femur-shaft-fracture-following-treatment-with-cephalomedullary-nail-a-retrospective-single-center-experience
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Nikolaus W Lang, J Joestl, S Payr, P Platzer, K Sarahrudi
AIM: Secondary femur fracture subsequent to treatment of trochanteric fractures with cephalomedullary nailing (i.e., a periprosthetic fracture related to the cephalomedullary nail) is a rare but very severe complication. As such, the aim of this study was to assess the impact of revision surgery and general state of health on mortality and functional outcomes in patients suffering femur fractures following treatment with cephalomedullary nails. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2000 and 2015, 3549 patients presenting with OTA/AO 31A1-3 femur fractures were admitted to our department and subsequently treated with either a Gamma(®) Nail or PFNA(®)...
July 18, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720375/protective-role-of-antioxidant-compounds-against-peroxynitrite-mediated-modification-of-r54c-mutant-%C3%AE-a-crystallin
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Kazem Khoshaman, Reza Yousefi, Ali Akbar Moosavi-Movahedi
As a highly potent reactive oxygen and nitrogen species, peroxynitrite (PON) has endogenous production in the eye ball and contributes to a variety of ocular disorders. In the current study the structural characteristics, chaperone-like activity and conformational stability of R54C mutant αA-crystallin (αA-Cry) were studied upon modification with PON and in the presence of three antioxidant compounds such as ascorbic acid (ASA), glutathione (GSH) and N-acetylcysteine (NAC) using gel electrophoresis and different spectroscopy methods...
July 15, 2017: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719356/co-incubation-of-pmn-and-caco-2-cells-modulates-inflammatory-potential
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M B Schaefer, C A Schaefer, M Hecker, R E Morty, M Witzenrath, W Seeger, K Mayer
Polymorphonuclear granulocytes (PMN) are activated in inflammatory reactions. Intestinal epithelial cells are relevant for maintaining the intestinal barrier. We examined interactions of PMN and intestinal epithelial cell-like CaCo-2 cells to elucidate their regulation of inflammatory signalling and the impact of cyclooxygenase (COX), nitric oxide (NO) and platelet-activating factor (PAF). Human PMN and CaCo-2 cells, separately and in co-incubation, were stimulated with the calcium ionophore A23187 or with N-Formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanin (fMLP) that activates PMN only...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719346/virulence-genes-in-biofilm-producer-enterococcus-faecalis-isolates-from-root-canal-infections
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M Akbari Aghdam, M H Soroush Barhaghi, M Aghazadeh, F Jafari, M Beomide Hagh, M Haghdoost, M Y Memar, M Ahangarzadeh Rezaee, H Samadi Kafil
Enterococcus faecalis is occurring in opportunistic infections involving the oral cavity. This study aimed to evaluate the presence of E. faecalis virulence genes in dental root canal isolates recovered from advanced chronic periodontitis patients. One hundred E. faecalis isolated from dental root canal during July 2015 to Oct 2016. After analysis of biofilm formation by the semi-quantitative determination in 96-well flat bottom polystyrene plates, the presence of asa, esp, efaA, ace, ebpR, gel and hyl gene were studied by PCR...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718777/an-assembly-and-interaction-of-upconversion-and-plasmonic-nanoparticles-on-organometallic-nanofibers-enhanced-multicolor-upconversion-downshifting-emission-and-plasmonic-effect
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Priyam Singh, Praveen Kumar Shahi, Rajiv Prakash, S B Rai
We herein present a novel inorganic-organic hybrid nanoparticle (HNPs) constituted of inorganic NPs, NaY0.78Er0.02Yb0.2F4, and organometallic nanofiber, Tb(ASA)3Phen (TAP). The X-ray diffraction, Fourier transform infrared absorption and TEM analyse reveal that, the prepared ultrafine upconversion nanoparticles {UCNPs (6-9 nm)} are dispersed on the surface of TAP nanofibers. We observe that addition of TAP in UCNPs, effectively prevents the surface quenching to boost the UC intensity and enables tuning of UC emission from green to red region by controlling the phonon frequency around Er3+ ion...
July 18, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718316/predictors-of-complications-and-readmission-following-spinal-stereotactic-radiosurgery
#18
Daniel Lubelski, Joseph E Tanenbaum, Taylor E Purvis, Thomas T Bomberger, Courtney Rory Goodwin, Ilya Laufer, Daniel M Sciubba
AIM: to identify preoperative factors associated with morbidity/mortality, hospital length of stay (LOS), 30-day readmission and operation rates following spinal stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for spinal tumors. METHODS: The American College of Surgeons National Quality Improvement Program was queried from 2012 to 2014 to identify patients undergoing SRS for spinal tumors. Logistic regression was performed to identify predictors. RESULTS: 2714 patients were identified; 6...
July 18, 2017: CNS Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718084/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-producing-insulin-and-vasopressin
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Omalkhaire M Alshaikh, Ju-Yoon Yoon, Bryan A Chan, Monika K Krzyzanowska, Jagdish Butany, Sylvia L Asa, Shereen Ezzat
The objective of the study is to report a rare case of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (pNET) producing insulin and vasopressin. We describe the clinical presentation and management of a metastatic pNET with refractory hypoglycemia and progressive severe hyponatremia. A 52-year-old patient had abdominal pain leading to the diagnosis of a tumor that was initially presumed to be splenic in origin. Investigations ultimately identified a pancreatic mass that on biopsy proved to be a pNET. Eventually, he developed extensive liver metastases, and with tumor progression, he manifested hypoglycemia and severe hyponatremia...
July 17, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717966/association-between-aspirin-use-and-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-mechanically-ventilated-icu-patients
#20
Ena Gupta, Furqan S Siddiqi, Ryan Kunjal, Muhammad Faisal, Farah Al-Saffar, Abubakr A Bajwa, Lisa M Jones, Vandana Seeram, James D Cury, Adil Shujaat
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is common in intensive care unit (ICU) patients. It is often silent and may be complicated by pulmonary embolism and death. Thromboprophylaxis with heparin does not always prevent venous thromboembolism (VTE). Aspirin (ASA) reduces the risk of VTE in surgical and high-risk medical patients but it is unknown if ASA may prevent DVT in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. We performed a retrospective chart review of critically ill patients who received mechanical ventilation for >72 h and underwent venous ultrasonography for suspected DVT between Jan 2012 and Dec 2013...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
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