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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433026/variational-koopman-models-slow-collective-variables-and-molecular-kinetics-from-short-off-equilibrium-simulations
#1
Hao Wu, Feliks Nüske, Fabian Paul, Stefan Klus, Péter Koltai, Frank Noé
Markov state models (MSMs) and master equation models are popular approaches to approximate molecular kinetics, equilibria, metastable states, and reaction coordinates in terms of a state space discretization usually obtained by clustering. Recently, a powerful generalization of MSMs has been introduced, the variational approach conformation dynamics/molecular kinetics (VAC) and its special case the time-lagged independent component analysis (TICA), which allow us to approximate slow collective variables and molecular kinetics by linear combinations of smooth basis functions or order parameters...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431812/potency-of-whole-virus-particle-and-split-virion-vaccines-using-dissolving-microneedle-against-challenges-of-h1n1-and-h5n1-influenza-viruses-in-mice
#2
Akihiro Nakatsukasa, Koji Kuruma, Masatoshi Okamatsu, Takahiro Hiono, Mizuho Suzuki, Keita Matsuno, Hiroshi Kida, Takayoshi Oyamada, Yoshihiro Sakoda
Transdermal vaccination using a microneedle (MN) confers enhanced immunity compared with subcutaneous (SC) vaccination. Here we developed a novel dissolving MN patch for the influenza vaccine. The potencies of split virion and whole virus particle (WVP) vaccines prepared from A/Puerto Rico/8/1934 (H1N1) and A/duck/Hokkaido/Vac-3/2007 (H5N1), respectively, were evaluated. MN vaccination induced higher neutralizing antibody responses than SC vaccination in mice. Moreover, MN vaccination with a lower dose of antigens conferred protective immunity against lethal challenges of influenza viruses than SC vaccination in mice...
April 18, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427404/retraction-note-evaluation-of-low-cost-custom-made-vac-therapy-compared-with-conventional-wound-dressings-in-the-treatment-of-non-healing-lower-limb-ulcers-in-lower-socio-economic-group-patients-of-kashmir-valley
#3
Zameer Ali, Afshan Anjum, Lubna Khurshid, Hamayun Ahad, Saheel Maajid, Shabir Ahmad Dhar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410232/vacquinol-1-inducible-cell-death-in-glioblastoma-multiforme-is-counter-regulated-by-trpm7-activity-induced-by-exogenous-atp
#4
Philip Sander, Haouraa Mostafa, Ayman Soboh, Julian M Schneider, Andrej Pala, Ann-Kathrin Baron, Barbara Moepps, C Rainer Wirtz, Michael Georgieff, E Marion Schneider
Glioblastomas (GBM) are the most malignant brain tumors in humans and have a very poor prognosis. New therapeutic options are urgently needed. A novel drug, Vacquinol-1 (Vac), a quinolone derivative, displays promising properties by inducing rapid cell death in GBM but not in non-transformed tissues. Features of this type of cell death are compatible with a process termed methuosis. Here we tested Vac on a highly malignant glioma cell line observed by long-term video microscopy. Human dental-pulp stem cells (DPSCs) served as controls...
March 30, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406138/inhibition-of-endocytic-pathways-impacts-cytomegalovirus-maturation
#5
Madeline A Archer, Teal M Brechtel, Leslie E Davis, Rinkuben C Parmar, Mohammad H Hasan, Ritesh Tandon
Endocytic processes are critical for cellular entry of several viruses; however, the role of endocytosis in cellular trafficking of viruses beyond virus entry is only partially understood. Here, we utilized two laboratory strains (AD169 and Towne) of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), which are known to use cell membrane fusion rather than endocytosis to enter fibroblasts, in order to study a post-entry role of endocytosis in HCMV life cycle. Upon pharmacological inhibition of dynamin-2 or clathrin terminal domain (TD) ligand association, these strains entered the cells successfully based on the expression of immediate early viral protein...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396234/intraoral-vacuum-assisted-closure-therapy-a-pilot-study-in-medication-related-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw
#6
Johannes Laimer, Otto Steinmassl, Martin Hechenberger, Michael Rasse, Rajmond Pikula, Emanuel Bruckmoser
PURPOSE: For approximately 2 decades, vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy has been widely used for the management of complex wounds and soft tissue defects on the external surface of the body. As yet, this technique has not been studied for intraoral wound management. Therefore, this study evaluated the feasibility, safety, and effectiveness of intraoral VAC therapy in patients with medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ). PATIENTS AND METHODS: After successful construction of an intraoral device providing sufficient airtight sealing, individually manufactured appliances were used in a prospective clinical trial of 3 patients using the VAC therapy system...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391076/improvised-vacuum-assisted-closure-for-severe-neck-infection-in-poorly-equipped-conditions
#7
S Adam, H D Sama, C Chossegros, M K Bouassalo, M Y Akpoto, E Kpemissi
INTRODUCTION: Dental infections are common and are mainly due to dental caries. When left untreated, these infections can lead to severe life-threatening sepsis. CASE REPORT: The authors reported a case of a severe odontogenic deep neck space infection in a 54-year-old male. The patient was a heavy smoker with incidentally discovered diabetes. He was successfully treated by surgical drainage combined with an improvised Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC) system. The results of surgical drainage followed by insertion of an improvised VAC system were spectacular...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353538/long-term-alcohol-use-patterns-and-hiv-disease-severity-a-joint-trajectory-analysis
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Brandon David Lewis Marshall, Janet P Tate, Kathleen A Mcginnis, Kendall J Bryant, Robert L Cook, E Jennifer Edelman, Julie R Gaither, Christopher W Kahler, Don Operario, David A Fiellin, Amy C Justice
OBJECTIVE: We examined the relationship between alcohol use trajectories and HIV disease severity among men and women participating in the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS). DESIGN: Prospective cohort of HIV-infected persons in care at eight US Veterans Health Administration sites. METHODS: Between 2002 and 2010, we assessed alcohol consumption annually using the AUDIT-C. HIV disease severity was ascertained using the VACS Index, a validated measure of morbidity and all-cause mortality...
March 28, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345371/ewma-document-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
#9
Jan Apelqvist, Christian Willy, Ann-Mari Fagerdahl, Marco Fraccalvieri, Malin Malmsjö, Alberto Piaggesi, Astrid Probst, Peter Vowden
1. Introduction Since its introduction in clinical practice in the early 1990's negative pressure wounds therapy (NPWT) has become widely used in the management of complex wounds in both inpatient and outpatient care.(1) NPWT has been described as a effective treatment for wounds of many different aetiologies(2,3) and suggested as a gold standard for treatment of wounds such as open abdominal wounds,(4-6) dehisced sternal wounds following cardiac surgery(7,8) and as a valuable agent in complex non-healing wounds...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332167/controlled-release-of-vanadium-from-a-composite-scaffold-stimulates-mesenchymal-stem-cell-osteochondrogenesis
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S D Schussler, K Uske, P Marwah, F W Kemp, J D Bogden, S S Lin, Treena Livingston Arinzeh
Large bone defects often require the use of autograft, allograft, or synthetic bone graft augmentation; however, these treatments can result in delayed osseous integration. A tissue engineering strategy would be the use of a scaffold that could promote the normal fracture healing process of endochondral ossification, where an intermediate cartilage phase is later transformed to bone. This study investigated vanadyl acetylacetonate (VAC), an insulin mimetic, combined with a fibrous composite scaffold, consisting of polycaprolactone with nanoparticles of hydroxyapatite and beta-tricalcium phosphate, as a potential bone tissue engineering scaffold...
March 22, 2017: AAPS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331276/an-easy-technique-for-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-for-extremities-using-collagen-powder-and-sterile-gloves
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L S Sreelesh, P Laxminarayan Bhandari
Negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) has become the standard of care for wound management. Application of NPWT to the hand and foot is technically challenging due to difficulty in obtaining a proper air seal. The cost of the treatment is another negative factor affecting NPWT in developing countries. We describe an easy and economical technique for the application of NPWT to the extremities using collage powder and sterile surgical glove. Collagen creates a physiological interface between the wound surface and the environment and is also non-immunogenic, non-pyrogenic, hypoallergenic, and pain-free...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327419/concomitant-unilateral-post-traumatic-leg-and-foot-compartment-syndrome-in-a-5-years-old-child-case-report
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Aissam Elmhiregh, Adel El Feghih, Khaled Faraj
BACKGROUND: Compartment syndrome is one of the most serious orthopedic emergencies [4]. It is usually anticipated and looked at in every single orthopedic case. Early recognition and management of those cases are quite important in order to avoid the devastating consequences of such condition. CASE SUMMARY: This is a case report of a 5 years old child with concomitant unilateral leg and foot compartment syndrome after a roll over trauma. The patient was presented with significant leg and foot swelling, severe pain and absent distal pulses...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295416/validating-harmful-alcohol-use-as-a-phenotype-for-genetic-discovery-using-phosphatidylethanol-and-a-polymorphism-in-adh1b
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Amy C Justice, Kathleen A McGinnis, Janet P Tate, Ke Xu, William C Becker, Hongyu Zhao, Joel Gelernter, Henry R Kranzler
BACKGROUND: Although alcohol risk is heritable, few genetic risk variants have been identified. Longitudinal electronic health record (EHR) data offer a largely untapped source of phenotypic information for genetic studies, but EHR-derived phenotypes for harmful alcohol exposure have yet to be validated. Using a variant of known effect, we used EHR data to develop and validate a phenotype for harmful alcohol exposure that can be used to identify unknown genetic variants in large samples...
March 11, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280658/cost-effective-alternative-for-negative-pressure-wound-therapy
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Jeff J Kim, Mieczyslawa Franczyk, Lawrence J Gottlieb, David H Song
BACKGROUND: Current predominantly used equipments for negative-pressure wound therapy (NPWT) are expensive. In current healthcare climate continually emphasizing cost containment, importance in developing more cost-effective alternatives cannot be understated. Previously, therapeutically equivalent methods of providing NPWT was demonstrated using just low-cost, universally available supplies, coined Gauze-SUCtion (GSUC). Here, we examine long-term potential financial savings of utilizing GSUC over commercialized products...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256293/use-of-a-home-vacuum-assisted-closure-device-in-the-burn-population-is-both-cost-effective-and-efficacious
#15
Oren P Mushin, Jarrod T Bogue, Mica D Esquenazi, Nicole Toscano, Derek E Bell
INTRODUCTION: The vacuum assisted closure device (VAC) improves wound-healing when utilized as a bolster to secure split thickness skin grafts (STSG). Patients typically remain hospitalized for VAC therapy; however, home VACs (hVAC) are now available. Limited studies examine burns treated with hVAC as a STSG bolster. METHOD: A retrospective study of records from an ABA verified regional burn center was conducted over 23 months. Patients included STSGs for burn. Data points included demographics, burn mechanism and location, graft characteristics, hospital length of stay (LOS), and time to heal...
February 27, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249233/vac-therapy-with-long-term-continuous-saline-infusion-for-secondary-septic-peritonitis-a-new-strategy-for-the-reduction-of-perioperative-risks
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Fulvio Nisi, Federico Marturano, Eleonora Natali, Antonio Galzerano, Patrizia Ricci, Vito Aldo Peduto
BACKGROUND: The management of a septic peritonitis open abdomen is a serious problem for clinicians. Open surgery is associated with several complications such as bleeding and perforation of the bowel. CASE PRESENTATION: The authors report a case of a 59-years-old female who underwent a sigmoid resection with an latero-terminal (L-T) anastomosis for the perforation of a diverticulum. After a few days the patients developed a new widespread peritonitis. At the emergency re-laparotomy, surgeons found dehiscence of the posterior wall of the anastomosis with fecal contamination...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237870/the-treatment-of-premenstrual-syndrome-with%C3%A2-preparations-of-vitex-agnus-castus-a%C3%A2-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Saskia Verkaik, Astrid M Kamperman, Roos van Westrhenen, Peter F J Schulte
BACKGROUND: Premenstrual syndrome is characterized by the cyclic occurrence of physical, behavioral and psychological symptoms during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle disappearing within a few days of the onset of menstruation. Generally symptoms are mild, but 5-8% of women suffer from severe PMS. Apart from conventional drugs, like serotonin reuptake inhibitors and oral contraceptives, complementary and alternative medicines such as Vitex agnus castus are used by many women experiencing PMS...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211936/reduction-of-cyclophosphamide-dose-for-patients-with-subset-2-low-risk-rhabdomyosarcoma-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-recurrence-a-report-from-the-soft-tissue-sarcoma-committee-of-the-children-s-oncology-group
#18
David O Walterhouse, Alberto S Pappo, Jane L Meza, John C Breneman, Andrea Hayes-Jordan, David M Parham, Timothy P Cripe, James R Anderson, William H Meyer, Douglas S Hawkins
BACKGROUND: Failure-free survival (FFS) and overall survival (OS) rates were found to improve on Intergroup Rhabdomyosarcoma Study (IRS) IV (IRS-IV) compared with IRS-III for patients with subset 2 (IRS stage 1, group III nonorbit or stage 3, group I/II) low-risk embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma with the addition of cyclophosphamide (total cumulative cyclophosphamide dose of 26.4 g/m(2) ) to the combination of vincristine and dactinomycin (VAC). The goal of Children's Oncology Group ARST0331 for subset 2 low-risk patients was to reduce the total cumulative cyclophosphamide dose without compromising FFS...
February 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210943/faces-of-frailty-in-aging-with-hiv-infection
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REVIEW
Marion Thurn, Deborah R Gustafson
PURPOSE OF THE REVIEW: The number of adults who are aging successfully and have HIV infection is increasing. More effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens are preventing individuals infected with HIV from reaching end stages of the HIV infection and developing AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). However, even at lower viral loads, chronic HIV infection appears to have consequences on aging processes, including the development of frailty. RECENT FINDINGS: Frailty is a term used to describe vulnerability in aging...
February 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202371/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-an-update
#20
Ahmed Hassan El-Sabbagh
PURPOSE: To get the maximum benefit of vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) in the management of acute and chronic wounds without abuse or misuse. METHODS: Fourty one patients were included in the study. Among them, 9 patients had chronic wounds and the rest 32 patients had acute wounds. In acute wounds, 19 patients had co-morbid conditions. Seven patients had gaped wounds, 4 patients had necrotizing fasciitis and 2 patients had enterocutaneous fistula. RESULTS: The hospitalization period varied from 1 to 6 weeks...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
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