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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721569/management-of-enterocutaneous-fistula-outcomes-in-276-patients
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Martha Quinn, Stuart Falconer, Ruth F McKee
OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcomes of patients with type II intestinal failure due to enterocutaneous fistulae in a tertiary referral centre over a 15 year period. Intestinal failure secondary to enterocutaneous fistula (ECF) requires multidisciplinary management at significant cost. Mortality and morbidity are high. METHODS: Patients were identified from a prospectively collected database of patients requiring inpatient parenteral nutrition (1998-2013). Data collected included: demographics, mode of admission, pathological grouping and outcome...
July 18, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712798/region-and-insurance-plan-type-influence-discharge-disposition-after-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-evidence-from-the-privately-insured-us-population
#2
Marina Soley-Bori, Rene Soria-Saucedo, Bora Youn, Alex B Haynes, Ryan Macht, Colleen M Ryan, Jeffrey C Schneider, Lewis E Kazis
BACKGROUND: Little is known about regional variation in the use of postacute care services after elective procedures, such as total hip or knee arthroplasty (THA/TKA), and how insurance type may influence it. The goal of this study is to assess the influence of region and insurance arrangements on discharge disposition. METHODS: A representative sample of the privately insured US population with THA or TKA in 2009 or 2010 was obtained from the MarketScan database applying individual-level weights from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706956/ethyl-caffeate-ameliorates-collagen-induced-arthritis-by-suppressing-th1-immune-response
#3
Shikui Xu, Aixue Zuo, Zengjun Guo, Chunping Wan
The present study was designed to assess the antiarthritic potential of ECF in collagen-induced arthritis (CIA) and explore its underlying mechanism. Methods. In vitro, lymphocyte proliferation assay was measured by CCK-8 kit. In vivo, the therapeutic potential of ECF on CIA was investigated; surface marker, Treg cell, and intracellular cytokines (IL-17A and IFN-γ) were detected by flow cytometry. Th1 cell differentiation assay was performed, and mRNA expression in interferon-γ-related signaling was examined by q-PCR analysis...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704664/a-primary-estimation-of-pcdd-fs-release-reduction-from-non-wood-pulp-and-paper-industry-in-china-based-on-the-investigation-of-pulp-bleaching-with-chlorine-converting-to-chlorine-dioxide
#4
Qingcong Xiao, Xiaoqian Song, Wenchao Li, Yuanna Zhang, Hongchen Wang
Chlorine bleaching technology (C process, CEH process, H process and theirs combination), which was identified as a primary formation source of PCDD/Fs, is still widely used by the vast majority of Chinese non-wood pulp and paper mills (non-wood PMs). The purpose of this study was to provide information and data support for further eliminating dioxin for non-wood PMs in China, and especially to evaluate the PCDD/Fs release reduction for those mills converting their pulp bleaching processes from CEH to ECF. The PCDD/Fs concentrations of the bleached pulp and bleaching wastewater with ECF bleaching were in the ranges of 0...
June 29, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700608/the-ecf-sigma-factor-pspto_1043-in-pseudomonas-syringae-pv-tomato-dc3000-is-induced-by-oxidative-stress-and-regulates-genes-involved-in-oxidative-stress-response
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Bronwyn G Butcher, Zhongmeng Bao, Janet Wilson, Paul Stodghill, Bryan Swingle, Melanie Filiatrault, David Schneider, Samuel Cartinhour
The bacterial plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae adapts to changes in the environment by modifying its gene expression profile. In many cases, the response is mediated by the activation of extracytoplasmic function (ECF) sigma factors that direct RNA polymerase to transcribe specific sets of genes. In this study we focus on PSPTO_1043, one of ten ECF sigma factors in P. syringae pv. tomato DC3000 (DC3000). PSPTO_1043, together with PSPTO_1042, encode an RpoERsp/ChrR-like sigma/anti-sigma factor pair. Although this gene pair is unique to the P...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685927/altering-equine-corneal-fibroblast-differentiation-through-smad-gene-transfer
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Todd L Marlo, Elizabeth A Giuliano, Ratnakar Tripathi, Ajay Sharma, Rajiv R Mohan
OBJECTIVE: To explore the impact of equine corneal fibroblast (ECF) to myofibroblast (ECM) differentiation by altering the expression of the Smad genes either individually or in combination. Specifically, we sought to examine the ECF differentiation after (a) silencing of Smad2, 3, and 4 profibrotic genes individually and (b) overexpression of antifibrotic Smad7 gene and in a combination with pro- and antifibrotic Smad genes. METHODS: Equine corneal fibroblast primary cultures were generated as previously described...
July 6, 2017: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675633/increased-urine-production-due-to-leg-fluid-displacement-reduces-hours-of-undisturbed-sleep
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Keisuke Kiba, Akihide Hirayama, Motokiyo Yoshikawa, Yutaka Yamamoto, Kazumasa Torimoto, Nobutaka Shimizu, Nobumichi Tanaka, Kiyohide Fujimoto, Hirotsugu Uemura
OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether or not the leg fluid displacement observed when moving from the standing to recumbent position at bedtime reduces the hours of undisturbed sleep (HUS). METHODS: Men aged 50 years or older who were hospitalized for urological diseases were investigated. Body water evaluation was performed three times with a bioelectric impedance method: (i) 17:00, (ii) 30 min after (short-term), and (iii) waking up (long-term). A frequency volume chart was used to evaluate the status of nocturnal urine production, and the factors affecting HUS were investigated...
July 3, 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657321/determination-of-redox-sensitivity-in-structurally-similar-biological-redox-sensors
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Anil K Jamithireddy, Rudra N Samajdar, B Gopal, Aninda J Bhattacharyya
Redox stimuli govern a variety of biological processes. The relative sensitivity of redox sensors plays an important role in providing a calibrated response to environmental stimuli and cellular homeostasis. This cellular machinery plays a crucial role in the human pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis as it encounters diverse microenvironments in the host. The redox sensory mechanism in M. tuberculosis is governed by two component and one-component systems, alongside a class of transcription factors called the extra cytoplasmic function (ECF) σ factors...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653244/%C3%AE-hydroxybutyric-acid-ghb-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-semi-mechanistic-and-physiologically-relevant-pk-pd-model
#9
Rutwij A Dave, Kristin E Follman, Marilyn E Morris
An overdose of γ-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB), a drug of abuse, results in fatality caused by severe respiratory depression. In this study, a semi-mechanistic pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) model was developed to characterize monocarboxylate transporter 1 (MCT1)-mediated transport of GHB, as well as effects of GHB on respiration frequency, for IV doses of 200, 600, and 1500 mg/kg in rats. The proposed PK/PD model for GHB consists of nonlinear metabolism of GHB in the liver, MCT1-mediated renal reabsorption with physiologically relevant concurrent fluid reabsorption, MCT1-mediated uptake into the brain, and direct effects of binding of GHB to GABAB receptors on the PD parameter, respiration frequency...
June 26, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647771/detection-of-potentially-relevant-extracolonic-and-colorectal-findings-at-ct-colonography-in-a-low-risk-symptomatic-patient-population
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F R S Netz, P J Pickhardt, M L G Janssen Heijnen, P C G Simons
PURPOSE: CT colonography (CTC) is a widely accepted examination tool for detection of colorectal lesions but evidence of the proportions of relevant extracolonic findings (ECF) in a large symptomatic but still relatively low-risk cohort is lacking, as well as their relationship to symptoms, age, and sex. METHODS: All patients (n = 3208) with colorectal symptoms, imaged between January 2007 and September 2016 with first-time CTC, were retrospectively selected. The majority (96...
June 24, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633782/factors-predicting-length-of-hospital-stay-and-extended-care-facility-admission-after-hindfoot-arthrodesis-procedures
#11
Jacob Deister, Brian G Cothern, Chad Williams, Andrew W Froehle, Richard T Laughlin
Delayed identification of patients requiring admission to extended care facilities (ECFs) can lead to greater healthcare costs through an increased length of hospital stay (LOHS). Previous studies of hip and knee arthroplasty identified factors associated with a likely discharge to an ECF. These issues have not been extensively studied for major hindfoot procedures. We conducted a retrospective review of 198 cases treated during a 3-year period to identify the risk factors for an extended LOHS and ECF admission after ankle arthrodesis, triple arthrodesis, pantalar arthrodesis, and subtalar arthrodesis...
July 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582610/protein-corona-impact-of-lymph-versus-blood-in-a-complex-in-vitro-environment
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Debora Bonvin, Ulrich Aschauer, Duncan T L Alexander, Diego Chiappe, Marc Moniatte, Heinrich Hofmann, Marijana Mionić Ebersold
In biological environments, the surface of nanoparticles (NPs) are modified by protein corona (PC) that determines their biological behavior. Unfortunately, in vitro tests still give different PC than in vivo tests causing in vitro-in vivo discrepancy; hence, in vitro studies are not indicative for the NPs' behavior in vivo. Here is demonstrated that PC in vitro is strongly influenced by the type of extracellular fluid (ECF), blood or lymph, by their high and low flow conditions and transitions between ECFs, and a combination of these parameters...
June 5, 2017: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578845/how-do-preoperative-medications-influence-outcomes-after-total-joint-arthroplasty
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Bradley J Zarling, Jakub Sikora-Klak, Chris Bergum, David C Markel
BACKGROUND: Recent health care policy changes require hospitals and physicians to demonstrate improved quality. In 2012, a prospective database was formed with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan to improve quality of care. The purpose of this study was to analyze patient preoperative medication as predictors of outcomes after total joint arthroplasty. METHODS: Data were collected on patient's preoperative medications from 2012 to 2015 using a total joint arthroplasty database...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576319/chloroformate-derivatization-for-tracing-the-fate-of-amino-acids-in-cells-and-tissues-by-multiple-stable-isotope-resolved-metabolomics-msirm
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Ye Yang, Teresa W-M Fan, Andrew N Lane, Richard M Higashi
Amino acids have crucial roles in central metabolism, both anabolic and catabolic. To elucidate these roles, steady-state concentrations of amino acids alone are insufficient, as each amino acid participates in multiple pathways and functions in a complex network, which can also be compartmentalized. Stable Isotope-Resolved Metabolomics (SIRM) is an approach that uses atom-resolved tracking of metabolites through biochemical transformations in cells, tissues, or whole organisms. Using different elemental stable isotopes to label multiple metabolite precursors makes it possible to resolve simultaneously the utilization of these precursors in a single experiment...
July 11, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575802/themes-and-variations-in-gene-regulation-by-extracytoplasmic-function-ecf-sigma-factors
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Elena Sineva, Maria Savkina, Sarah E Ades
The ECF sigma family was identified 23 years ago as a distinct group of σ(70)-like factors. ECF sigma factors have since emerged as a major form of bacterial signal transduction that can be grouped into over 50 phylogenetically distinct subfamilies. Advances in our understanding of these sigma factors and the signaling pathways governing their activity have elucidated conserved features as well as aspects that have evolved over time. All ECF sigma factors are predicted to share a common streamlined domain structure and mode of promoter interaction...
May 30, 2017: Current Opinion in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536573/mqsr-mqsa-toxin-antitoxin-system-regulates-persistence-and-biofilm-formation-in-pseudomonas-putida-kt2440
#16
Chenglong Sun, Yunxue Guo, Kaihao Tang, Zhongling Wen, Baiyuan Li, Zhenshun Zeng, Xiaoxue Wang
Bacterial toxin/antitoxin (TA) systems have received increasing attention due to their prevalence, diverse structures, and important physiological functions. In this study, we identified and characterized a type II TA system in a soil bacterium Pseudomonas putida KT2440. This TA system belongs to the MqsR/MqsA family. We found that PP_4205 (MqsR) greatly inhibits cell growth in P. putida KT2440 and Escherichia coli, the antitoxin PP_4204 (MqsA) neutralizes the toxicity of the toxin MqsR, and the two genes encoding them are co-transcribed...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512454/new-insights-into-the-regulation-of-cell-surface-signaling-activity-acquired-from-a-mutagenesis-screen-of-the-pseudomonas-putida-iuty-sigma-anti-sigma-factor
#17
Karlijn C Bastiaansen, Cristina Civantos, Wilbert Bitter, María A Llamas
Cell-surface signaling (CSS) is a signal transfer system that allows Gram-negative bacteria to detect environmental signals and generate a cytosolic response. These systems are composed of an outer membrane receptor that senses the inducing signal, an extracytoplasmic function sigma factor (σ(ECF)) that targets the cytosolic response by modifying gene expression and a cytoplasmic membrane anti-sigma factor that keeps the σ(ECF) in an inactive state in the absence of the signal and transduces its presence from the outer membrane to the cytosol...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478961/biobanking-towards-increased-access-of-biomaterials-in-cystic-fibrosis-report-on-the-pre-conference-meeting-to-the-13th-ecfs-basic-science-conference-pisa-30-march-2-april-2016
#18
Jeffrey M Beekman, Chiuhui Mary Wang, Sara Casati, Katherine L Tuggle, Vincent A M Gulmans, Margarida Amaral, Kris De Boeck
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 3, 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477062/-multimodal-therapy-for-gastric-or-gastroesophageal-junction-adenocarcinoma-ecf-vs-flot
#19
W Schröder, C J Bruns
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 5, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469142/binder-free-hierarchical-mesoporous-carbon-foam-for-high-performance-lithium-ion-battery
#20
Zhengping Zhou, Hua Zhang, Yan Zhou, Hui Qiao, Ashim Gurung, Roya Naderi, Hytham Elbohy, Alevtina L Smirnova, Huitian Lu, Shuiliang Chen, Qiquan Qiao
A hierarchical mesoporous carbon foam (ECF) with an interconnected micro-/mesoporous architecture was prepared and used as a binder-free, low-cost, high-performance anode for lithium ion batteries. Due to its high specific surface area (980.6 m(2)/g), high porosity (99.6%), light weight (5 mg/cm(3)) and narrow pore size distribution (~2 to 5 nm), the ECF anode exhibited a high reversible specific capacity of 455 mAh/g. Experimental results also demonstrated that the anode thickness significantly influence the specific capacity of the battery...
May 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
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