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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626212/a-huge-subcutaneous-hematoma-in-an-adult-with-kasabach-merritt-syndrome
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Kuan-Lin Wu, Chiung-Ying Liao, Chen-Kuang Chang, Shang-Yun Ho, Yeu-Sheng Tyan, Yuan-Chun Huang
BACKGROUND Kasabach-Merritt syndrome is a potentially fatal disease that consists of hemangioma(s) with thrombocytopenia, microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, and coagulopathy. Extensive hemangiomatosis is rare. We present the radiological features and treatment strategy of a young adult suffering from Kasabach-Merritt syndrome with widespread hemangiomas and an infected huge hematoma in the right thigh. CASE REPORT A 33-year-old Taiwanese male presented with a painful 20-cm mass over his right thigh and gross hematuria for 2 days...
June 19, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625259/-antithrombin-iii-for-early-diagnosis-of-dic-in-sepsis-patients-a-retrospective-analysis-with-445-patients
#2
Yanjing Xu, Ran Zhu, Yini Sun, Xin Li, Xiaochun Ma
OBJECTIVE: To investigated the role of antithrombin III (AT-III) levels in the early diagnosis of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) in patients with sepsis and the predictive effect of AT-III on the development of DIC. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. Patients admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of the First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University from January to December in 2015 were enrolled. The patients were divided into sepsis group and non-sepsis group according to the diagnostic criteria of sepsis...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624535/atp-free-biosynthesis-of-a-high-energy-phosphate-metabolite-fructose-1-6-diphosphate-by-in-vitro-metabolic-engineering
#3
Wei Wang, Meixia Liu, Chun You, Zhimin Li, Yi-Heng Percival Zhang
Fructose 1,6-diphosphate (FDP) is a widely used medicine and is also a precursor of two important three-carbon phosphates -- glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate (GA3P) and dihydroxyacetone phosphate (DHAP) for the biosynthesis of numerous fine chemicals. An in vitro synthetic cofactor-free enzymatic pathway comprised of four hyperthermophilic enzymes was designed to produce FDP from starch and pyrophosphate. All of four hyperthermophilic enzymes (i.e., alpha-glucan phosphorylase from Thermotaga maritima, phosphoglucomutase from Thermococcus kodakarensis, glucose 6-phosphate isomerase from Thermus thermophilus, and pyrophosphate phosphofructokinase from T...
June 14, 2017: Metabolic Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602693/stag-cns-an-order-aware-conserved-non-coding-sequences-discovery-tool-for-arbitrary-numbers-of-species
#4
Xianjun Lai, Sairam Behera, Zhikai Liang, Yanli Lu, Jitender S Deogun, James C Schnable
One method for identifying noncoding regulatory regions of a genome is to quantify rates of divergence between related species, as functional sequence will generally diverge more slowly. Most approaches to identifying these conserved noncoding sequences (CNS) based on alignment have had relatively large minimum sequence lengths (≥ 15 base pair) compared to the average length of known transcription factor binding sites. To circumvent this constraint, STAG-CNS integrates data from the promoters of conserved orthologous genes in three or more species simultaneously...
June 5, 2017: Molecular Plant
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600623/fibrin-specific-and-effective-clot-lysis-requires-both-plasminogen-activators-and-for-them-to-be-in-a-sequential-rather-than-simultaneous-combination
#5
R Pannell, S Li, V Gurewich
Thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) has been a disappointment and has now been replaced by an endovascular procedure whenever possible. Nevertheless, thrombolysis remains the only means by which circulation in a thrombosed artery can be restored rapidly. In contrast to tPA monotherapy, endogenous fibrinolysis uses both tPA and urokinase plasminogen activator (uPA), whose native form is a proenzyme, prouPA. This combination is remarkably effective as evidenced by the fibrin degradation product, D-dimer, which is invariably present in plasma...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600257/search-for-more-effective-microsatellite-markers-for-forensics-with-next-generation-sequencing
#6
Bowen Tan, Zicheng Zhao, Zhe Zhang, Shengbin Li, Shuai Cheng Li
Published by the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) program of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1997, the 13 core short tandem repeat (STR) loci are widely adopted as genetic markers in forensic applications, e.g., identity testing and paternity testing. However, these loci may be biased and suffer from reduced sensitivities towards specific population groups. In addition, the rapid growth of entries in forensic databases raises the chance of random hits, which can cause false recognitions of criminal suspects...
June 7, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599468/clinical-significance-of-coagulation-factors-in-operable-colorectal-cancer
#7
Suee Lee, Seok Jae Huh, Sung Yong Oh, Myeong Seok Koh, Sung-Hyun Kim, Ji Hyun Lee, Jin Young Han, Hong Jo Choi, Su Jin Kim, Hyo-Jin Kim
Abnormal hemostasis in cancer patients has prev iously been studied. The primary objective of the present study was to evaluate the association between preoperative hemostasis markers and clinicopathological parameters, and to identify a hemostasis marker affecting survival in patients following curative resection for colorectal cancer. A total of 170 patients who underwent curative surgery for colorectal carcinoma were evaluated. Preoperative coagulation tests included platelet, prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), fibrinogen, D-dimer and fibrinogen degradation product (FDP)...
June 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599038/albumin-for-prehospital-fluid-resuscitation-of-hemorrhagic-shock-in-tactical-combat-casualty-care
#8
Nicholas M Studer, Michael D April, F Bowling, Paul D Danielson, Andrew P Cap
Optimal fluid resuscitation on the battlefield in the absence of blood products remains unclear. Contemporary Combat medics are generally limited to hydroxyethyl starch or crystalloid solutions, both of which present significant drawbacks. Obtaining US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved freeze-dried plasma (FDP) is a top casualty care research priority for the US Military. Interest in this agent reflects a desire to simultaneously expand intravascular volume and address coagulopathy. The history of FDP dates to the Second World War, when American expeditionary forces used this agent frequently...
2017: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595551/nmr-based-drug-development-and-improvement-against-malignant-melanoma-implications-for-the-mia-protein-family
#9
Oliver Arnolds, Xueyin Zhong, King Tuo Yip, Miriam Schöpel, Bastian Kohl, Stefanie Pütz, Raid Abdel-Jalil, Raphael Stoll
The Melanoma Inhibitory Activity (MIA) protein is strongly expressed and secreted by malignant melanoma cells and was shown to promote melanoma development and invasion. The MIA protein was the first extracellular protein shown to adopt a Src homology 3 (SH3) domain-like fold in solution that can bind to fibronectin type III domains. Together with MIA, the homologous proteins OTOR (or FDP), MIA-2, and TANGO (or MIA-3) constitute a protein family of non-cytoplasmic and - except for full-length TANGO and TANGO1-like (TALI) - extracellular SH3-domain containing proteins...
June 8, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590355/pre-hospital-administration-of-freeze-dried-plasma-is-it-the-solution-for-trauma-casualties
#10
Shlaifer Amir, Siman-Tov Maya, Radomislensky Irina, Peleg Kobi, Shina Avi, Baruch N Erez, Glassberg Elon, Yitzhak Avraham
BACKGROUND: Hemorrhage, is the leading cause of possible preventable death in the battlefield. There is an increasing evidence for the effectiveness of blood component therapy in general, and plasma infusion in particular but their use is less applicable in the pre-hospital setting due to logistic difficulties. Israeli Defense Force has implemented the use of freeze dried plasma (FDP) at the point of injury (POI), this adoption of FDP use entailed doubts regarding the feasibility and effectiveness of this practice...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587977/combination-of-straight-and-tilted-implants-for-supporting-screw-retained-dental-prostheses-in-atrophic-posterior-maxillae-a-2-year-prospective-study
#11
Juan-Carlos Casar-Espinosa, Raquel Castillo-Oyagüe, María Ángeles Serrera-Figallo, Roberto Garrido-Serrano, Christopher D Lynch, Manuel Menéndez-Collar, Daniel Torres-Lagares, José-Luis Gutiérrez-Pérez
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the two-year survival rate (SR) and marginal bone loss (MBL) of fixed dental prostheses (FDPs) supported by straight (S) and tilted (T) implants under the influence of diverse study variables. METHODS: A prospective investigation comprising 21 patients provided with a total of 27 maxillary screw-retained restorations fixed to 70 dental implants was developed. Two groups of implants were considered depending on their inclination with respect to the occlusal plane: Group 1 (S, n=37): straight/axial implants and Group 2 (T, n=33): tilted/angled fixations...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579267/preliminary-results-of-a-simplified-breast-mri-protocol-to-characterize-breast-lesions-comparison-with-a-full-diagnostic-protocol-and-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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Valeria Romeo, Renato Cuocolo, Raffaele Liuzzi, Albina Riccardi, Antonello Accurso, Alessandra Acquaviva, Roberta Buonocore, Massimo Imbriaco
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to investigate whether a simplified breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol consisting of a localizer, one precontrast sequence, and three time-point postcontrast sequences (at 28 seconds, 84 seconds and 252 seconds after the contrast agent administration) is suitable for the characterization of breast lesions as compared to a full diagnostic protocol (FDP). This study also aimed to review the current literature concerning abbreviated breast MRI protocols and offer an alternative protocol...
June 1, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567578/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-multiple-dose-intravenous-tranexamic-acid-on-blood-loss-following-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#13
Yiting Lei, Jinwei Xie, Bin Xu, Xiaowei Xie, Qiang Huang, Fuxing Pei
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy and safety of multiple-dose intravenous tranexamic acid (IV-TXA) on blood loss following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). METHODS: One hundred fifty nine patients received one bolus of IV-TXA before skin incision and two boluses three and six hours later (group A), or another bolus nine hours later (group B), or another two boluses nine and 12 hours later (group C). The primary outcomes were total blood loss (TBL), hidden blood loss (HBL), and maximum haemoglobin (Hb) drop...
May 31, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533015/in%C3%A2-vitro-comparison-of-the-load-bearing-capacity-of-ceramic-and-metal-ceramic-resin-bonded-fixed-dental-prostheses-in-the-posterior-region
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Wolfgang Bömicke, Moritz Waldecker, Johannes Krisam, Peter Rammelsberg, Stefan Rues
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The clinical use of ceramic resin-bonded fixed dental prostheses (RBFDPs) in the posterior region is desirable for esthetic and biological reasons but has been associated with many technical problems, including fractures or chipping of the veneer. Although these problems may be overcome by using monolithic zirconia, information is lacking about the load-bearing capacity of resin-bonded monolithic zirconia restorations for replacing a molar. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to compare the load-bearing capacity (Fu), the load at initial damage (F1d), and the failure pattern of posterior RBFDPs fabricated from monolithic zirconia (MZr), veneered zirconia (VZr), and veneered cobalt-chromium (VCo)...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506039/plasma-d-dimer-can-effectively-predict-the-prospective-occurrence-of-ascites-in-advanced-schistosomiasis-japonica-patients
#15
Xiaoying Wu, Jianwei Ren, Zulu Gao, Yun Xu, Huiqun Xie, Tingfang Li, Yanhua Cheng, Fei Hu, Hongyun Liu, Zhihong Gong, Jinyi Liang, Jia Shen, Zhen Liu, Feng Wu, Xi Sun, Zhongzheng Niu, An Ning
China still has more than 30,000 patients of advanced schistosomiasis while new cases being reported consistently. D-dimer is a fibrin degradation product. As ascites being the dominating symptom in advanced schistosomiasis, the present study aimed to explore a prediction model of ascites with D-dimer and other clinical easy-achievable indicators. A case-control study nested in a prospective cohort was conducted in schistosomiasis-endemic area of southern China. A total of 291 patients of advanced schistosomiasis were first investigated in 2013 and further followed in 2014...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504829/prediction-of-thrombophilia-in-patients-with-unexplained-recurrent-pregnancy-loss-using-a-statistical-model
#16
Tongfei Wang, Xiaomin Kang, Liying He, Zhilan Liu, Haijing Xu, Aimin Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To establish a statistical model to predict thrombophilia in patients with unexplained recurrent pregnancy loss (URPL). METHODS: A retrospective case-control study was conducted at Ren Ji Hospital, Shanghai, China, from March 2014 to October 2016. The levels of D-dimer (DD), fibrinogen degradation products (FDP), activated partial thromboplastin time (APTT), prothrombin time (PT), thrombin time (TT), fibrinogen (Fg), and platelet aggregation in response to arachidonic acid (AA) and adenosine diphosphate (ADP) were collected...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500652/freeze-dried-plasma-enhances-clot-formation-and-inhibits-fibrinolysis-in-the-presence-of-tissue-plasminogen-activator-similar-to-pooled-liquid-plasma
#17
Benjamin R Huebner, Ernest E Moore, Hunter B Moore, Angela Sauaia, Gregory Stettler, Monika Dzieciatkowska, Kirk Hansen, Anirban Banerjee, Christopher C Silliman
BACKGROUND: Systemic hyperfibrinolysis is an integral part of trauma-induced coagulopathy associated with uncontrolled bleeding. Recent data suggest that plasma-first resuscitation attenuates hyperfibrinolysis; however, the availability, transport, storage, and administration of plasma in austere environments remain challenging and have limited its use. Freeze-dried plasma (FDP) is a potential alternative due to ease of storage, longer shelf life, and efficient reconstitution. FDP potentially enhances clot formation and resists breakdown better than normal saline (NS) and albumin and similar to liquid plasma...
May 12, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494273/fatigue-limit-of-monolithic-y-tzp-three-unit-fixed-dental-prostheses-effect-of-grinding-at-the-gingival-zone-of-the-connector
#18
Marina Amaral, Regina F Villefort, Renata Marques Melo, Gabriel K R Pereira, Yu Zhang, Luiz Felipe Valandro, Marco Antonio Bottino
OBJECTIVES: To determine the fatigue limits of three-unit monolithic zirconia fixed dental prosthesis (FDPs) before and after grinding of the gingival areas of connectors with diamond burs. MATERIAL AND METHODS: FDPs were milled from pre-sintered blocks of zirconia simulating the absence of the first mandibular molar. Half of the specimens were subjected to grinding, simulating clinical adjustment, and all of them were subjected to glazing procedure. Additional specimens were manufactured for roughness analysis...
August 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484298/comparing-the-electromyographic-features-of-the-masseter-and-temporal-muscles-in-patients-with-full-mouth-implant-supported-fdps-and-natural-dentition
#19
Mahdieh Seifi, Davood Nodehi, Ahmad Ghahramanloo, Zahra Ahmadi, Azade Farhangnia, Morteza Saedi, Hamid Reza Mozaffari, Roohollah Sharifi
BACKGROUND: Due to increasing demands for a full mouth implant reconstructions and the fact that the most failures are associated with biomechanical complications, determining the effect of different occlusal patterns on these complications seems inevitable. The aim of this study is to compare affection of different occlusal designs in full mouth implant reconstructed patients on electromyographic activity of temporal and masseter muscles compared to natural dentition. METHODS: Thirty-two patients were included in this study, considering that 16 patients had natural dentition and the other 16 were full mouth implant reconstruction patients...
March 2017: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481865/effect-of-hemodilution-in-vitro-with-hydroxyethyl-starch-on-hemostasis
#20
Shanliang Jin, Guifang Yu, Ruijiao Hou, Boxiong Shen, Hong Jiang
BACKGROUND Hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solutions are used for volume expansion during surgery. We aimed to investigate how 6%HES 130/0.4 affects hemostasis. MATERIAL AND METHODS Blood samples were collected from 12 healthy adult volunteers, diluting with 6%HES 130/0.4 (HES group) or Ringer lactate solution (RL control group). The hemodilution ratio (HR) of citrated blood volume to plasma substitute volume was 10: 0 (undiluted), 10: 2, 10: 4, and 10: 6. Clotting factors activity was measured. Thrombin generation was monitored...
May 8, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
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