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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219826/hot-topics-in-reactive-oxygen-therapy-antimicrobial-and-immunological-mechanisms-safety-and-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Matthew Dryden, Jonathan Cooke, Rami Salib, Rebecca Holding, Sylvia Pender, Jill Brooks
Reactive oxygen species (ROS), when combined with various delivery mechanisms, has the potential to become a powerful novel therapeutic agent against difficult-to-treat infections, especially those involving biofilm. It is important in the context of the global antibiotic resistance crisis. ROS is rapidly active in vitro against all Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria tested. ROS also has antifungal and antiviral properties. ROS prevents the formation of biofilms caused by a range of bacterial species in wounds and respiratory epithelium...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217993/assessment-of-label-free-quantification-in-discovery-proteomics-and-impact-of-technological-factors-and-natural-variability-of-protein-abundance
#2
Mhd Rami Al Shweiki, Susann Mönchgesang, Petra Majovsky, Domenika Thieme, Diana Trutschel, Wolfgang Hoehenwarter
We evaluated the state of label-free discovery proteomics focusing especially on technological contributions and contributions of naturally occurring differences in protein abundance to the inter-sample variability in protein abundance estimates in this highly peptide-centric technology. First, the performance of popular quantitative proteomics software, Proteome Discoverer, Scaffold, MaxQuant and Progenesis QIP was benchmarked using their default parameters and some modified settings. Beyond this the inter- sample variability in protein abundance estimates was decomposed into variability introduced by the entire technology itself and variable protein amounts inherent to individual plants of the Arabidopsis thaliana Col-0 accession...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213334/reactive-oxygen-a-novel-antimicrobial-mechanism-for-targeting-biofilm-associated-infection
#3
REVIEW
Matthew S Dryden, Jonathan Cooke, Rami J Salib, Rebecca E Holding, Timothy Biggs, Ali A Salamat, Raymond N Allan, Rachel S Newby, Fenella Halstead, Beryl Oppenheim, Thomas Hall, Sophie C Cox, Liam M Grover, Zain Al-Hindi, Lilyann Novak-Frazer, Malcolm D Richardson
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) is a novel therapeutic strategy for topical or local application to wounds, mucosa or internal structures where there may be heavy bacterial bioburden with biofilm and chronic inflammation. Bacterial biofilms are a significant problem in clinical settings owing to their increased tolerance towards conventionally prescribed antibiotics and their propensity for selection of further antibacterial resistance. There is therefore a pressing need for the development of alternative therapeutic strategies that can improve antibiotic efficacy towards biofilms...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212657/pharmacists-views-and-reported-practices-in-relation-to-a-new-generic-drug-substitution-policy-in-lebanon-a-mixed-methods-study
#4
Fadi El-Jardali, Racha Fadlallah, Rami Z Morsi, Nour Hemadi, Mounir Al-Gibbawi, Magda Haj, Suzan Khalil, Youssef Saklawi, Diana Jamal, Elie A Akl
BACKGROUND: Governments in both developed and developing countries have adopted generic drug substitution policies to decrease pharmaceutical expenditures and improve access to medicine. In August 2015, the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) in Lebanon introduced generic drug substitution and a unified medical prescription form as policy instruments to promote generic drug use. The objective of this exploratory study was to examine the attitudes of community pharmacists and the reported practices in relation to the implementation of the new generic drug substitution policy...
February 17, 2017: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212424/risk-factors-for-central-nervous-system-tumors-in-children-new-findings-from-a-case-control-study
#5
Rebeca Ramis, Ibon Tamayo-Uria, Diana Gómez-Barroso, Gonzalo López-Abente, Antonio Morales-Piga, Elena Pardo Romaguera, Nuria Aragonés, Javier García-Pérez
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system tumors (CNS) are the most frequent solid tumor in children. Causes of CNS tumors are mainly unknown and only 5% of the cases can be explained by genetic predisposition. We studied the effects of environmental exposure on the incidence of CNS tumors in children by subtype, according to exposure to industrial and/or urban environment, exposure to crops and according to socio-economic status of the child. METHODS: We carried out a population-based case-control study of CNS tumors in Spain, covering 714 incident cases collected from the Spanish Registry of Childhood Tumors (period 1996-2011) and 4284 controls, individually matched by year of birth, sex, and autonomous region of residence...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210806/the-current-state-of-orthopaedic-residency-in-18-european-countries
#6
Rami Madanat, Tatu J Mäkinen, Daniel Ryan, Gazi Huri, Nikolaos Paschos, Joao Vide
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare differences in current orthopaedic and trauma training programs across Europe. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to the FORTE (Federation of Orthopaedic Trainees in Europe) representatives of 25 different European countries, of which 18 responded. The questionnaire included demographic information and information concerning the structure of the training programs, including duration, selection, and mandatory training requirements...
February 16, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209226/sleep-apnea-types-mechanisms-and-clinical-cardiovascular-consequences
#7
REVIEW
Shahrokh Javaheri, Ferran Barbe, Francisco Campos-Rodriguez, Jerome A Dempsey, Rami Khayat, Sogol Javaheri, Atul Malhotra, Miguel A Martinez-Garcia, Reena Mehra, Allan I Pack, Vsevolod Y Polotsky, Susan Redline, Virend K Somers
Sleep apnea is highly prevalent in patients with cardiovascular disease. These disordered breathing events are associated with a profile of perturbations that include intermittent hypoxia, oxidative stress, sympathetic activation, and endothelial dysfunction, all of which are critical mediators of cardiovascular disease. Evidence supports a causal association of sleep apnea with the incidence and morbidity of hypertension, coronary heart disease, arrhythmia, heart failure, and stroke. Several discoveries in the pathogenesis, along with developments in the treatment of sleep apnea, have accumulated in recent years...
February 21, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207474/risk-of-colectomy-in-patients-with-pediatric-onset-ulcerative-colitis
#8
Firas Rinawi, Amit Assa, Rami Eliakim, Yael Mozer Glassberg, Vered Nachmias Friedler, Yaron Niv, Yoram Rosenbach, Ari Silbermintz, Noam Zevit, Raanan Shamir
OBJECTIVES: Data describing the incidence and risk factors for colectomy in pediatric ulcerative colitis (UC) is inconsistent. Our aim was to describe the colectomy rate and to identify risk factors associated with colectomy in a large cohort of children with UC with long term follow up. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of pediatric UC cases that were diagnosed at Schneider Children's Medical Center of Israel between 1981 to 2013. Potential predictors for colectomy including age at diagnosis, gender, disease extent, severity indices and different therapeutic regimens during disease course were assessed...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205381/the-clinical-significance-of-equivocal-findings-on-spinal-mri-in-children-with-medulloblastoma
#9
Julie Bennett, Ramy Ashmawy, Vijay Ramaswamy, Derek Stephens, Eric Bouffet, Normand Laperriere, Michael Taylor, Manohar Shroff, Ute Bartels
BACKGROUND: Medulloblastoma (MB) is the most common malignant brain tumor of childhood, with cerebrospinal fluid spread the most common site of metastasis. Currently, children diagnosed with MB and evidence of spinal metastasis are treated with an increased dose of craniospinal radiation (CSI). This report reviewed equivocal abnormalities including nerve root clumping, linear vascular enhancement, nerve root enhancement and/or other vague findings on spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to elucidate their prognostic significance and aid in risk stratification...
February 16, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203505/bilateral-sciatic-neuropathy-after-an-autologous-breast-reconstruction-in-a-massive-weight-loss-patient
#10
Ramy Abdel-Naby, Michael Ablavsky, Aleksandr Shteynberg
Perioperative compression neuropathy is a known potential complication of prolonged surgical procedures. Sciatic postoperative neuropathy has rarely been reported. We present a 34-year-old woman who underwent right breast reconstruction with supercharged (venous anastomosis) transverse rectus abdominis flap and developed bilateral sciatic compression neuropathy. Her history was remarkable for sleeve gastrectomy 2 years earlier resulting in 105 pound weight loss 1 year before breast reconstruction. During the procedure, the patient was in the supine position for 8 hours and in the semirecumbent position for an additional 2 hours with the torso flexed at 30 degrees and knees flexed at approximately 45 degrees in addition to standard padding...
January 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203361/long-term-iron-polymaltose-infusions-associated-with-hypophosphataemic-osteomalacia-a-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
#11
REVIEW
Ramy H Bishay, Kirtan Ganda, Markus J Seibel
Iron-induced hypophosphataemic osteomalacia remains under-recognized as a potential complication of parenteral iron therapy. We here report two cases of symptomatic hypophosphataemic osteomalacia with multiple insufficiency fractures in the context of chronic gastrointestinal blood loss, necessitating monthly iron polymaltose infusions over prolonged periods of time. Respective blood tests revealed severe hypophosphataemia [0.29 and 0.43; normal range (NR) 0.8-1.5 mmol/l] in the presence of normal serum calcium and 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels...
January 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202257/radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-of-atrioventricular-node-reentrant-tachycardia-in-children-with-limited-fluoroscopy
#12
Moshe Swissa, Einat Birk, Tamir Dagan, Sody Abby Naimer, Michal Fogelman, Tom Einbinder, Elchanan Bruckheimer, Rami Fogelman
BACKGROUND: Limited fluoroscopy cryo-ablation using a 3D electro-anatomical system (3DS) has been used for AVNRT in children. We aimed to facilitate a fluoroscopy limited approach of RF ablation of AVNRT in children. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed of procedure parameters in children undergoing RF ablation of AVNRT in 75 consecutive children (June 2011 to November 2013 - Group A) using standard fluoroscopy techniques compared to those of 64 consecutive children (December 2013 to May 2015 - Group B), using a fluoroscopy limited approach with 3DS...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195835/neonatal-resuscitation-program-rolling-refresher-maintaining-chest-compression-proficiency-through-the-use-of-simulation-based-education
#13
Jose R Cepeda Brito, Patrick G Hughes, Kimberly S Firestone, Fabiana Ortiz Figueroa, Karan Johnson, Terra Ruthenburg, Robyn McKinney, M David Gothard, Rami Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Structured training courses have shown to improve patient outcomes; however, guidelines are inconsistently applied in up to 50% of all neonatal resuscitations. This is partly due to the fact that psychomotor skills needed for resuscitation decay within 6 months to a year from the completion of a certification course. Currently, there are no recommendations on how often refresher training should occur to prevent skill decay. PURPOSE: Improve provider proficiency and confidence in the performance of neonatal resuscitation with a focus on chest compression effectiveness...
February 10, 2017: Advances in Neonatal Care: Official Journal of the National Association of Neonatal Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194326/screw-as-a-bladder-foreign-body
#14
Seyed Reza Hosseini, Hamed Rezaei, Mohamad Ghasem Mohseni, Hosein Ganjali, Negar Behtash, Mahsa Arzani
Foreign bodies in the bladder are among the strangest differential diagnoses in the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and may be missed in initial medical evaluations. We present a 63-year-old man who was visited in the emergency department because of obstructive and irritative lower urinary tract symptoms. Two months earlier, he had a pelvic fracture due to motor vehicle accident and underwent an open reduction and internal fixation of the pubic rami and right acetabulum by an anterior ilioinguinal approach...
February 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193695/cortical-spreading-depression-closes-the-paravascular-space-and-impairs-glymphatic-flow-implications-for-migraine-headache
#15
Aaron J Schain, Agustin Melo, Andrew M Strassman, Rami Burstein
Functioning of the glymphatic system, a network of paravascular tunnels through which cortical interstitial solutes are cleared from the brain, has recently been linked to sleep and traumatic brain injury, both of which can affect the progression of migraine. This led us to investigate the connection between migraine and the glymphatic system. Taking advantage of a novel in vivo method we developed to visualize the PVS in naïve uninjected mice using 2-photon microscopy, we show that a single wave of cortical spreading depression (CSD), an animal model of migraine aura, induces a rapid and nearly complete closure of the paravascular space (PVS) around surface as well as penetrating cortical arteries and veins lasting several minutes, and gradually recovering over 30 min...
February 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193359/preparation-of-organic-monolithic-columns-in-polytetrafluoroethylene-tubes-for-reversed-phase-liquid-chromatography
#16
M Catalá-Icardo, S Torres-Cartas, S Meseguer-Lloret, C Gómez-Benito, E Carrasco-Correa, E F Simó-Alfonso, G Ramis-Ramos, J M Herrero-Martínez
In this work, a method for the preparation and anchoring of polymeric monoliths in a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) tubing as a column housing for microbore HPLC is described. In order to assure a covalent attachment of the monolith to the inner wall of the PTFE tube, a two-step procedure was developed. Two surface etching reagents, a commercial sodium naphthalene solution (Fluoroetch(®)), or mixtures of H2O2 and H2SO4, were tried and compared. Then, the obtained hydroxyl groups on the PTFE surface were modified by methacryloylation...
April 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193167/helicobacter-pylori-prevalence-and-clinical-significance-in-patients-with-quiescent-crohn-s-disease
#17
Adi Lahat, Uri Kopylov, Sandra Neuman, Nina Levhar, Doron Yablecovitch, Benjamin Avidan, Batia Weiss, Shomron Ben-Horin, Rami Eliakim
BACKGROUND: Helicobacter pylori (HP) infection is present in about 50% of the global population, and is associated with chronic gastritis, peptic disease and gastric malignancies. HP prevalence in Crohn's disease (CD) patients was shown to be low compared to the general population, and its influence on disease activity is yet to be determined. Our aims were to determine the prevalence of HP in a selected group of CD patients with quiescent disease, and to assess the influence of its eradication on disease activity and endoscopic and laboratory activity measures...
February 13, 2017: BMC Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192673/the-benefit-of-a-supplement-with-the-antioxidant-melatonin-on-redox-status-and-muscle-damage-in-resistance-trained-athletes
#18
Roberto C Leonardo-Mendonça, Javier Ocaña-Wilhelmi, Tomás de Haro, Carlos de Teresa-Galván, Eduardo Guerra-Hernández, Iryna Rusanova, Marisol Fernández-Ortiz, Ramy Ka Sayed, Germaine Escames, Darío Acuña-Castroviejo
Previous data showed that the administration of high doses of melatonin improved the circadian system in athletes. Here, we investigated in the same experimental paradigm whether the antioxidant properties of melatonin has also beneficial effects against exercise-induced oxidative stress and muscle damage in athletes. Twenty-four athletes were treated with 100 mg.day-1 of melatonin or placebo 30 min before bedtime during four weeks in a randomized double-blind scheme. Exercise intensity was higher during the study that before starting it...
February 13, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191381/spontaneous-unilateral-adrenal-hemorrhage-in-pregnancy
#19
Salam Kadhem, Rawaa Ebrahem, Cyrus Munguti, Rami Mortada
Spontaneous adrenal hemorrhage (SAH) is a serious medical condition associated with variable clinical presentation depending on the extent of the hemorrhage. Pregnancy-induced adrenal hemorrhage is poorly understood. A low cortisol level in the peripartum period with radiological findings is sufficient to establish the diagnosis. Prompt hormone replacement and supportive care to ensure good clinical outcomes is crucial. Due to the potentially life-threatening complications, physicians should have a high suspicion for adrenal hemorrhage when they evaluate patients with hypotension, fatigue, and abdominal pain during the peripartum period...
January 13, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187501/anatomical-study-of-the-brachial-plexus-in-the-common-marmoset-callithrix-jacchus
#20
Kenji Emura, Takamitsu Arakawa, Toshio Terashima
To elucidate the forelimb phylogeny of primates, anatomical analysis of the brachial plexus in platyrrhines is beneficial. In the present study, six brachial plexuses and the surrounding arteries of four common marmosets were dissected. In five specimens, the brachial plexus consisted of five ventral rami from the fifth cervical nerve (C5) to the first thoracic nerve (T1). In one specimen, the ventral ramus of the fourth cervical nerve joined with the brachial plexus. In five specimens, the upper trunk was composed of C5 and the sixth cervical nerve (C6)...
February 10, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
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