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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149266/association-between-prior-antibiotic-therapy-and-subsequent-risk-of-community-acquired-infections-a-systematic-review
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Umer Malik, David Armstrong, Mark Ashworth, Alex Dregan, Veline L'Esperance, Lucy McDonnell, Mariam Molokhia, Patrick White
Background: Antibiotic use can have negative unintended consequences including disruption of the human microbiota, which is thought to protect against pathogen overgrowth. We conducted a systematic review to assess whether there is an association between exposure to antibiotics and subsequent risk of community-acquired infections. Methods: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE and Web of Science for studies published before 30 June 2017, examining the association between antibiotic use and subsequent community-acquired infection...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144940/re-orthotopic-neobladder-vs-ileal-conduit-urinary-diversion-a-long-term-quality-of-life-comparison
#2
Sam S Chang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143555/qualitative-and-quantitative-prediction-of-human-in-vivo-metabolic-pathways-in-a-human-hepatocyte-murine-stromal-cell-co-culture-model
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Kenneth C Cassidy, Ping Yi
1. This study assessed the value of a static in vitro human hepatocyte-murine stromal cell co-culture model to qualitatively and quantitatively predict human in vivo metabolic clearance pathways using (14)C-labeled test compounds and compared these results to an in vitro suspended human hepatocyte model and the in vivo human (14)C ADME studies. 2. Test compounds represented a diverse set of clearance pathways (Phase I and Phase II). Compounds were incubated for 4 h in suspended human hepatocytes and for 24 and 168 h in the human co-culture model...
November 16, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141051/molecular-and-epidemiological-characterization-of-carbapenemase-producing-enterobacteriaceae-in-norway-2007-to-2014
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Ørjan Samuelsen, Søren Overballe-Petersen, Jørgen Vildershøj Bjørnholt, Sylvain Brisse, Michel Doumith, Neil Woodford, Katie L Hopkins, Bettina Aasnæs, Bjørg Haldorsen, Arnfinn Sundsfjord
The prevalence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE) is increasing worldwide. Here we present associated patient data and molecular, epidemiological and phenotypic characteristics of all CPE isolates in Norway from 2007 to 2014 confirmed at the Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Detection of Antimicrobial Resistance. All confirmed CPE isolates were characterized pheno- and genotypically, including by whole genome sequencing (WGS). Patient data were reviewed retrospectively. In total 59 CPE isolates were identified from 53 patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140545/neobladder-vaginal-fistula-the-university-of-southern-california-experience
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Shilo Rosenberg, Gus Miranda, David A Ginsberg
AIMS: The use of orthotropic neobladder (ONB) construction in women has increased in popularity. With increasing numbers so have complications distinct to this procedure. Neobladder vaginal fistula (NVF) is a rare but challenging complication. We present our experience correcting this problem. METHODS: An IRB approved database of female patients with an ONB was retrospectively reviewed. Patients with a history of NVF were identified and charts reviewed. Our standard technique of radical cystectomy and orthotopic diversion in female patients includes interposition of omentum between the neobladder and anterior vaginal wall and sacrocolpopexy...
November 15, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133551/copper-ions-and-coordination-complexes-as-novel-carbapenem-adjuvants
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Karrera Y Djoko, Maud E S Achard, Minh-Duy Phan, Alvin W Lo, Manfredi Miraula, Sasiprapa Prombhul, Steven J Hancock, Kate M Peters, Hanna Sidjabat, Patrick N Harris, Nataša Mitić, Timothy R Walsh, Gregory J Anderson, William M Shafer, David L Paterson, Gerhard Schenk, Alastair G McEwan, Mark A Schembri
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae are an urgent threat to global human health. These organisms produce β-lactamases with carbapenemase activity, such as the metallo-β-lactamase NDM-1, which is notable due to its association with mobile genetic elements and the lack of a clinically useful inhibitor. Here we examined the ability of copper to inhibit the activity of NDM-1 and explored the potential of a copper coordination complex as a mechanism to efficiently deliver copper as an adjuvant in clinical therapeutics...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127713/prevalence-of-key-care-indicators-of-pressure-injuries-incontinence-malnutrition-and-falls-among-older-adults-living-in-nursing-homes-in-new-zealand
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Jenny Carryer, Jan Weststrate, Polly Yeung, Vivien Rodgers, Andy Towers, Mark Jones
Pressure injuries, incontinence, malnutrition, and falls are important indicators of the quality of care in healthcare settings, particularly among older people, but there is limited information on their prevalence in New Zealand (NZ). The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of these four problems among older people in nursing home facilities. The cross-sectional study was an analysis of data collected on a single day for the 2016 National Care Indicators Programme-New Zealand (NCIP-NZ). The sample included 276 people ages 65 and older who were residents in 13 nursing home facilities in a geographically diverse area of central NZ...
November 11, 2017: Research in Nursing & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126853/absorption-metabolism-distribution-and-excretion-of-epicatechin-a-review-of-recent-findings
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Gina Borges, Javier I Ottaviani, Justin J J van der Hooft, Hagen Schroeter, Alan Crozier
This paper reviews pioneering human studies, their limitations and recent investigations on the absorption, metabolism, distribution and excretion (aka bioavailability) of (-)-epicatechin. Progress has been made possible by improvements in mass spectrometric detection when coupled to high performance liquid chromatography and through the increasing availability of authentic reference compounds of in vivo metabolites of (-)-epicatechin. Studies have shown that [2-(14)C](-)-epicatechin is absorbed in the small intestine with the 12 structural-related (-)-epicatechin metabolites (SREMs), mainly in the form of (-)-epicatechin-3'-O-glucuronide, 3'-O-methyl-(-)-epicatechin-5-sulfate and (-)-epicatechin-3'-sulfate, attaining sub-μmol/L peak plasma concentrations (Cmax) ∼1 h after ingestion...
November 7, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126846/sexual-function-and-quality-of-life-in-adult-male-individuals-with-exstrophy-epispadias-complex-a-survey-of-the-german-cure-network
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J Traceviciute, N Zwink, E Jenetzky, H Reutter, K Hirsch, R Stein, W H Rösch, A K Ebert
OBJECTIVE: To investigate sexual function and quality of life (QoL) in adult male individuals with exstrophy-epispadias complex (EEC). Data from the German network for congenital uro-rectal malformations (CURE-Net) were used. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 51 males (≥18 years) recruited by CURE-Net between 2009 and 2012 were re-contacted per mail and asked to fill out four questionnaires including International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5), Cologne assessment of Erectile Dysfunction (KEED), the Short-Form 36 (SF-36) and one self-designed questionnaire about their medical history, current health status, sexual experience...
November 7, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124853/intracorporeal-robotic-assisted-radical-cystectomy-together-with-an-enhanced-recovery-programme-improves-postoperative-outcomes-by-aggregating-marginal-gains
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Wei Shen Tan, Mae-Yen Tan, Benjamin W Lamb, Ashwin Sridhar, Anna Mohammed, Hilary Baker, Senthil Nathan, Timothy Briggs, Melanie Tan, John D Kelly
OBJECTIVE: To assess the cumulative effect of an enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway and a minimally invasive RARC with intracorporeal urinary diversion (iRARC) in comparison to open radical cystectomy (ORC) on hospital length of stay (LOS) and perioperative outcomes. MATERIALS & METHODS: Between Feb 2009 and Oct 2017, 304 radical cystectomy cases were performed at a single institution (54 ORC, 250 RARC). Data were prospectively collected. We identified 45 consecutive ORC cases performed without ERAS before the commencement of the RARC programme (Cohort A), 50 consecutive iRARC cases performed without ERAS (Cohort B) and 40 iRARC cases with ERAS (Cohort C)...
November 10, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124388/measuring-the-impact-of-olive-pomace-enriched-biscuits-on-the-gut-microbiota-and-its-metabolic-activity-in-mildly-hypercholesterolaemic-subjects
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Lorenza Conterno, Francesca Martinelli, Matteo Tamburini, Francesca Fava, Andrea Mancini, Maddalena Sordo, Massimo Pindo, Stefan Martens, Domenico Masuero, Urska Vrhovsek, Claudia Dal Lago, Gabriele Ferrario, Mario Morandini, Kieran Tuohy
PURPOSE: Olive pomace is a major waste product of olive oil production but remains rich in polyphenols and fibres. We measured the potential of an olive pomace-enriched biscuit formulation delivering 17.1 ± 4.01 mg/100 g of hydroxytyrosol and its derivatives, to modulate the composition and metabolic activity of the human gut microbiota. METHODS: In a double-blind, controlled parallel dietary intervention 62 otherwise healthy hypercholesterolemic (total plasma cholesterol 180-240 mg/dl) subjects were randomly assigned to eat 90 g of olive pomace-enriched biscuit (olive-enriched product, OEP) or an isoenergetic control (CTRL) for 8 weeks...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124054/a-method-for-the-analysis-of-ap-foot-convexity-insights-into-smooth-muscle-biophysics
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Shailesh Appukuttan, Mithun Padmakumar, Keith L Brain, Rohit Manchanda
Action potential (AP) profiles vary based on the cell type, with cells of the same type typically producing APs with similar shapes. But in certain syncytial tissues, such as the smooth muscle of the urinary bladder wall, even a single cell is known to exhibit APs with diverse profiles. The origin of this diversity is not currently understood, but is often attributed to factors such as syncytial interactions and the spatial distribution of parasympathetic nerve terminals. Thus, the profile of an action potential is determined by the inherent properties of the cell and influenced by its biophysical environment...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123922/robotic-management-of-a-duplicated-ureter-during-intracoporeal-urinary-diversion-following-robotic-cystectomy
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Abdullah Erdem Canda, Erem Asil, Erdem Koc, Mustafa Aldemir, Arslan Ardicoglu, Ali Fuat Atmaca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Central European Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116394/a-prospective-randomized-pilot-study-evaluating-an-eras-protocol-versus-a-standard-protocol-for-patients-treated-with-radical-cystectomy-and-urinary-diversion-for-bladder-cancer
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Sebastian Karl Frees, Jonathan Aning, Peter Black, Werner Struss, Robert Bell, Claudia Chavez-Munoz, Martin Gleave, Alan I So
PURPOSE: There is a lack of evidence demonstrating the benefits of using enhanced recovery after surgery protocols (ERAS). Here, we propose to use a randomized clinical pilot study to demonstrate the benefits and feasibility of implementing ERAS versus standard protocols (SP) in patients undergoing radical cystectomy (RC) and urinary diversion. METHODS: 27 consecutive patients undergoing RC were included in the study. 12 patients were prospectively randomized to follow an ERAS protocol and 15 patients followed an SP...
November 7, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115705/co-culturing-porcine-normal-urothelial-cells-urinary-bladder-fibroblasts-and-smooth-muscle-cells-for-tissue-engineering-research
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Daša Zupančič, Katjuša Mrak Poljšak, Mateja Erdani Kreft
New strategies for culturing and co-culturing of the main types of urinary bladder cells are essential for successful establishment of biomimetic in vitro models, which could be applied for research into, and management of, diverse urological disorders. Porcine normal urothelial cells are available in nearly unlimited amounts and have many properties equivalent to human urothelial cells. In the present study, we established normal differentiated porcine urothelial cells in co-cultures with porcine urinary bladder normal fibroblasts and/or smooth muscle cells...
November 8, 2017: Cell Biology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110506/mouse-population-based-evaluation-of-urinary-protein-and-mirna-biomarker-performance-associated-with-cisplatin-renal-injury
#16
Alison H Harrill, Haixia Lin, Julia Tobacyk, John C Seely
Discovery and qualification of novel biomarkers with improved specificity and sensitivity for detection of xenobiotic-induced injuries is an area of active research across multiple sectors. However, the majority of efforts in this arena have used genetically limited rodent stocks that lack variability in xenobiotic responses inherent to genetically heterogeneous human populations. In this study, genetically diverse Diversity Outbred (DO) mice were used as a surrogate for human clinical populations to investigate performance of urinary kidney biomarkers against classical preclinical kidney injury biomarkers (blood urea nitrogen [BUN] and serum creatinine)...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102123/convergence-of-plasmid-architectures-drives-emergence-of-multi-drug-resistance-in-a-clonally-diverse-escherichia-coli-population-from-a-veterinary-clinical-care-setting
#17
Sam Wagner, Nadejda Lupolova, David L Gally, Sally A Argyle
The purpose of this study was to determine the plasmid architecture and context of resistance genes in multi-drug resistant (MDR) Escherichia coli strains isolated from urinary tract infections in dogs. Illumina and single-molecule real-time (SMRT) sequencing were applied to assemble the complete genomes of E. coli strains associated with clinical urinary tract infections, which were either phenotypically MDR or drug susceptible. This revealed that multiple distinct families of plasmids were associated with building an MDR phenotype...
November 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097052/influence-of-race-on-prenatal-phthalate-exposure-and-anogenital-measurements-among-boys-and-girls
#18
Abby G Wenzel, Michael S Bloom, Celeste D Butts, Rebecca J Wineland, John W Brock, Lori Cruze, Elizabeth R Unal, John R Kucklick, Stephen E Somerville, Roger B Newman
BACKGROUND: Select phthalates have antiandrogenic activity, which raises concern for adverse developmental outcomes given widespread exposure of pregnant women. Investigators have reported associations between maternal urinary phthalates and altered anogenital distance (AGD), a marker of in utero androgen activity, among offspring. However, data assessing the impact of race on these associations is sparse. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate associations between prenatal phthalate exposure and AGD in a racially diverse newborn population...
January 2018: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095511/factors-influencing-long-term-adherence-to-pelvic-floor-exercises-in-women-with-urinary-incontinence
#19
Mónica Venegas, Bernardita Carrasco, Romina Casas-Cordero
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: To ensure the effectiveness of Physical Therapy for urinary incontinence (UI), it is crucial that patients adhere to treatment in both the long and the short term. Treatment adherence may prevent symptom progression and the need for surgery, which is associated with higher costs and potential complications. Adherence is defined as carrying out a recommended behavioral modification or change. The World Health Organization (WHO) has established that adherence is a multifactorial phenomenon determined by the interaction of five dimensions, which include diverse factors that affect long-term adherence on many levels...
November 2, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089606/the-inflammatory-microenvironment-and-microbiome-in-prostate-cancer-development
#20
REVIEW
Karen S Sfanos, Srinivasan Yegnasubramanian, William G Nelson, Angelo M De Marzo
Chronic inflammation promotes the development of several types of solid cancers and might contribute to prostate carcinogenesis. This hypothesis partly originates in the frequent observation of inflammatory cells in the prostate microenvironment of adult men. Inflammation is associated with putative prostate cancer precursor lesions, termed proliferative inflammatory atrophy. Inflammation might drive prostate carcinogenesis via oxidative stress and generation of reactive oxygen species that induce mutagenesis...
October 31, 2017: Nature Reviews. Urology
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