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Peter Kranke, Sergio D Bergese, Harold S Minkowitz, Timothy I Melson, David G Leiman, Keith A Candiotti, Ngai Liu, Leopold Eberhart, Ashraf S Habib, Jan Wallenborn, Anthony L Kovac, Pierre Diemunsch, Gabriel Fox, Tong J Gan
BACKGROUND: Postoperative nausea and vomiting causes distress for patients and can prolong care requirements. Consensus guidelines recommend use of multiple antiemetics from different mechanistic classes as prophylaxis in patients at high risk of postoperative nausea and vomiting. The prophylactic efficacy of the dopamine D2/D3 antagonist amisulpride in combination with other antiemetics was investigated. METHODS: This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, international, multicenter trial was conducted in 1,147 adult surgical patients having three or four postoperative nausea and vomiting risk factors...
March 15, 2018: Anesthesiology
Katherine Plewes, Hugh W F Kingston, Aniruddha Ghose, Thanaporn Wattanakul, Md Mahtab Uddin Hassan, Md Shafiul Haider, Prodip K Dutta, Md Akhterul Islam, Shamsul Alam, Selim Md Jahangir, A S M Zahed, Md Abdus Sattar, M A Hassan Chowdhury, M Trent Herdman, Stije J Leopold, Haruhiko Ishioka, Kim A Piera, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, Kamolrat Silamut, Tsin W Yeo, Sue J Lee, Mavuto Mukaka, Richard J Maude, Gareth D H Turner, Md Abul Faiz, Joel Tarning, John A Oates, Nicholas M Anstey, Nicholas J White, Nicholas P J Day, Md Amir Hossain, L Jackson Roberts, Arjen M Dondorp
Background: Acute kidney injury independently predicts mortality in falciparum malaria. It is not known whether acetaminophen's capacity to inhibit plasma hemoglobin-mediated oxidation is renoprotective in severe malaria. Methods: A phase 2, open-label, randomized controlled trial at two hospitals in Bangladesh was conducted to assess effects on renal function, safety, pharmacokinetic properties and pharmacodynamic effects of acetaminophen. Febrile patients ( >12 years) with severe and moderately severe falciparum malaria were randomly assigned to receive acetaminophen (1g 6-hourly for 72 hours) or no acetaminophen, as an adjunct to intravenous artesunate...
March 12, 2018: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Xavier Tchetnya, Calypse Asangbe Ngwasiri, Tiayah Munge, Leopold Ndemnge Aminde
BACKGROUND: Toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN) is a rare life threatening dermatological disorder characterized by extensive epidermal detachment and erosion of mucous membranes. It is typically a side effect of some medications. Nevirapine, a nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor (NNRTI) is one of the frequently used components of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). Skin rash is its common adverse reaction, usually mild and rarely progressing to TEN. Ophthalmic involvement is common as well but rarely progresses to blindness especially in the pediatric population...
March 13, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
Seth S Leopold, Lee Beadling, Anthony M Calabro, Matthew B Dobbs, Mark C Gebhardt, Terence J Gioe, Paul A Manner, Raphaël Porcher, Clare M Rimnac, Montri D Wongworawat
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 9, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Alessandro Picelli, Elena Chemello, Paola Castellazzi, Mirko Filippetti, Annalisa Brugnera, Marialuisa Gandolfi, Andreas Waldner, Leopold Saltuari, Nicola Smania
BACKGROUND: Preliminary evidence showed additional effects of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation over the damaged cerebral hemisphere combined with cathodal transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation during robot-assisted gait training in chronic stroke patients. This is consistent with the neural organization of locomotion involving cortical and spinal control. The cerebellum is crucial for locomotor control, in particular for avoidance of obstacles, and adaptation to novel conditions during walking...
2018: Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
Farshid Mashayekhy Rad, Caroline Leck, Leopold L Ilag, Ulrika Nilsson
RATIONALE: Fatty acids are enriched in the ocean surface microlayer (SML) and have as a consequence been detected worldwide in sea spray aerosols. In searching for a relationship between the properties of the atmospheric aerosol and its ability to form cloud condensation nuclei and to promote cloud droplet formation over remote marine areas, the role of surface active fatty acids sourced from the SML is of interest to be investigated. Here is presented a fast method for profiling of major fatty acids in SML samples collected in the high Arctic (89 °N, 1 °W) in the summer of 2001...
March 9, 2018: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry: RCM
Roman Mayr, Hans-Martin Fritsche, Florian Zeman, Marieke Reiffen, Leopold Siebertz, Christoph Niessen, Armin Pycha, Bas W G van Rhijn, Maximilian Burger, Michael Gierth
PURPOSE: A single-center study was conducted to investigate the impact of sarcopenia as a predictor for 90-day mortality (90 dM) and complications within 90 days after radical cystectomy for bladder cancer. METHODS: In total, 327 patients with preoperative available digital computed tomography (CT) scans of the abdomen and pelvis were identified. The lumbar skeletal muscle index was measured using preoperative abdominal CT to assess sarcopenia. Complications were recorded and graded according to Clavien-Dindo (CD)...
March 8, 2018: World Journal of Urology
Susanna Zarafonitis-Müller, Karolina Leopold, Marcel Batra, Michèle Kallenbach, Eva Burkhardt, Dorothea Jäckel, Andreas Bechdolf
BACKGROUND: The present study evaluated service use of our newly established Early Intervention and Treatment Centre (FRITZ) in Berlin for young adults with first or early psychosis with and without migration background. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective chart review of in-patients with early psychosis who were admitted to FRITZ between May 2014 and May 2015. We investigated the proportion of patients with migration background, sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of patients...
March 7, 2018: Psychiatrische Praxis
Witold Streb, Katarzyna Mitręga, Tomasz Podolecki, Magdalena Szymała, Anna Leopold-Jadczyk, Tomasz Kukulski, Zbigniew Kalarus
BACKGROUND: Real-time three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (RT3D TEE) enables better visualization of the left atrial appendage (LAA) and may be superior to real-time two-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (RT2D TEE) for LAA occlusion (LAAO). The aim of this study was to assess inter- and intra-observer variability of RT2D TEE and RT3D TEE measurements of LAA, and to assess the accordance of RT2D TEE and RT3D TEE with appropriate occluder selection. METHODS: Transesophageal echocardiography was performed in 40 patients during LAAO...
March 7, 2018: Cardiology Journal
Andreas W Berger, Katja Raedler, Cord Langner, Leopold Ludwig, Nektarios Dikopoulos, Karl F Becker, Julia Slotta-Huspenina, Michael Quante, Daniel Schwerdel, Lukas Perkhofer, Alexander Kleger, Eugen Zizer, Franz Oswald, Thomas Seufferlein, Alexander Meining
Background and objective: Current surveillance strategies for colorectal cancer following polypectomy are determined by endoscopic and histopathological factors. Such a distinction has been challenged. The present study was designed to identify molecular parameters in colonic polyps potentially defining new sub-groups at risk. Methods: One hundred patients were enrolled in this multicentre study. Polyps biopsies underwent formalin-free processing (PAXgene, PreAnalytiX) and targeted next generation sequencing (38 genes (QIAGEN), NextSeq 500 platform (Illumina))...
March 2018: United European Gastroenterology Journal
Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Leopold Curfs, Ilora Finlay, Sheila Hollins
BACKGROUND: Euthanasia and assisted suicide (EAS) have been legally possible in the Netherlands since 2001, provided that statutory due care criteria are met, including: (a) voluntary and well-considered request; (b) unbearable suffering without prospect of improvement; (c) informing the patient; (d) lack of a reasonable alternative; (e) independent second physician's opinion. 'Unbearable suffering' must have a medical basis, either somatic or psychiatric, but there is no requirement of limited life expectancy...
March 5, 2018: BMC Medical Ethics
Berthold Pemp, Stefan Palkovits, Kinga Howorka, Jiri Pumprla, Stefan Sacu, Gerhard Garhöfer, Michaela Bayerle-Eder, Leopold Schmetterer, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship of neuroretinal layer thickness with sensitive measures of cardiovascular autonomic neuropathy in diabetic patients with non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR). METHODS: Twenty-seven eyes of 27 patients with type 1 diabetes presenting with mild-to-moderate NPDR were compared to 27 healthy control (HC) eyes matched for age and gender. The total macular volume (TMV) and the volumes of individual neurosensory layers in the macula were analysed from spectral domain optical coherence tomography using automated layer segmentation...
March 5, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
Wiebe Braam, Friederike Ehrhart, Anneke P H M Maas, Marcel G Smits, Leopold Curfs
BACKGROUND: It is assumed that autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is caused by a combination of de novo inherited variation and common variation as well as environmental factors. It often co-occurs with intellectual disability (ID). Almost eight hundred potential causative genetic variations have been found in ASD patients. However, not one of them is responsible for more than 1% of ASD cases. Low melatonin levels are a frequent finding in ASD patients. Melatonin levels are negatively correlated with severity of autistic impairments, it is important for normal neurodevelopment and is highly effective in protecting DNA from oxidative damage...
February 28, 2018: Research in Developmental Disabilities
Claudia Al-Karawi, Thorsten Cech, Florian Bang, Claudia S Leopold
The aim of the present study was to investigate the tableting behavior of Ibuprofen DC 85 W with special focus on the tablet disintegration time, the tablet crushing strength and the sticking tendency to punch surfaces. To simulate production conditions, tableting was conducted on a rotary press, equipped with three compaction stations. An I-optimal design of experiments was used to analyze the influence of the pre-compaction, the intermediate compaction and the main compaction force on the two responses: tablet disintegration time and crushing strength...
March 2, 2018: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
Anna V Leopold, Konstantin G Chernov, Vladislav V Verkhusha
Protein kinases are involved in the regulation of many cellular processes including cell differentiation, survival, migration, axon guidance and neuronal plasticity. A growing set of optogenetic tools, termed opto-kinases, allows activation and inhibition of different protein kinases with light. The optogenetic regulation enables fast, reversible and non-invasive manipulation of protein kinase activities, complementing traditional methods, such as treatment with growth factors, protein kinase inhibitors or chemical dimerizers...
March 2, 2018: Chemical Society Reviews
Reinhard Told, Agnes Boltz, Leopold Schmetterer, Gerhard Garhöfer, Stefan Sacu, Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, Andreas Pollreisz
PURPOSE: Spectrophotometric retinal oximetry is a non-invasive technology for measuring oxygen saturation in arterioles and venules (SaO2 , SvO2 ). We compared two commercially available systems: the Oxymap T1 (Oxymap ehf., Reykjavik, Iceland) and the Dynamic Vessel Analyzer (DVA, Imedos, Jena, Germany). METHODS: Twenty healthy adults were included after giving informed consent. Two measurement cycles 30 min apart, including Oxymap T1, DVA, arterialized capillary blood draw of the earlobe (ScO2 ) and peripheral oxygen saturation using finger pulse oximetry (SpO2 ) were scheduled...
February 28, 2018: Acta Ophthalmologica
Seth S Leopold, Raphaël Porcher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Seth S Leopold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 23, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Giacomo Calzetti, Klemens Fondi, Ahmed M Bata, Nikolaus Luft, Piotr A Wozniak, Katarzyna J Witkowska, Matthias Bolz, Alina Popa-Cherecheanu, René M Werkmeister, Doreen Schmidl, Gerhard Garhöfer, Leopold Schmetterer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: There is considerable interest in novel techniques to quantify choroidal blood flow (CBF) in humans. In the present study, we investigated a novel technique to measure CBF based on laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) in healthy subjects. METHODS: This study included 31 eyes of 31 healthy, non-smoking subjects aged between 19 and 74 years. A commercial LSFG instrument was used to measure choroidal vessel diameter (CVD) and relative flow volume (RFV) in choroidal vessels that were identified on fundus photos, an approach that was used previously only for retinal vessels...
February 22, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Seth S Leopold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 21, 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
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