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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
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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 16, 2017: Current HIV/AIDS Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202371/negative-pressure-wound-therapy-an-update
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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...
January 25, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198150/the-effectiveness-of-negative-pressure-therapy-on-infected-wounds-preliminary-results
#4
Federico Lo Torto, Marco Ruggiero, Paola Parisi, Zachary Borab, Manuel Sergi, Bruno Carlesimo
Vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) therapy is a sophisticated system that maintains a closed, humid, sterile and isolated environment. Wound infection is considered a relative contraindication. The objective of this study is to extend the indications for VAC therapy to include infected wounds by demonstrating its ability to increase the antibiotic concentration in the damaged and infected tissues. Patients who presented with ulcers infected with daptomycin-sensitive bacteria were eligible to be enrolled in this prospective study...
February 15, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194982/porous-aromatic-framework-48-gel-hybrid-material-coated-solid-phase-microextraction-fiber-for-the-determination-of-the-migration-of-styrene-from-polystyrene-food-contact-materials
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Yuanyuan Jin, Zhongyue Li, Lei Yang, Jun Xu, Le Zhao, Zhonghao Li, Jiajia Niu
A novel solid-phase microextraction (SPME) fiber was fabricated by a porous aromatic framework 48 (PAF-48)/gel hybrid material through a sol-gel process. PAF-48 is a porous organic framework (POF) material that was polymerized from 1,3,5-triphenylbenzene. The uniform pore structure, high surface area, continuous conjugate network, and hydrophobicity make PAF-48 expected to have special abilities to absorb and extract styrene as well as some other harmful volatile aromatic compounds (VACs). The PAF-48/gel-coated fiber was explored for the extraction of styrene and six VACs (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes) from aqueous food simulants followed by gas chromatography (GC) separation...
January 17, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178847/characterizing-fluorocarbon-assisted-atomic-layer-etching-of-si-using-cyclic-ar-c4f8-and-ar-chf3-plasma
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Dominik Metzler, Chen Li, Sebastian Engelmann, Robert L Bruce, Eric A Joseph, Gottlieb S Oehrlein
With the increasing interest in establishing directional etching methods capable of atomic scale resolution for fabricating highly scaled electronic devices, the need for development and characterization of atomic layer etching processes, or generally etch processes with atomic layer precision, is growing. In this work, a flux-controlled cyclic plasma process is used for etching of SiO2 and Si at the Angstrom-level. This is based on steady-state Ar plasma, with periodic, precise injection of a fluorocarbon (FC) precursor (C4F8 and CHF3) and synchronized, plasma-based Ar(+) ion bombardment [D...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166165/automated-variable-aortic-control-vs-complete-aortic-occlusion-in-a-swine-model-of-hemorrhage
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Timothy K Williams, Lucas P Neff, M Austin Johnson, Rachel M Russo, Sarah-Ashley Ferencz, Anders J Davidson, Nathan F Clement, J Kevin Grayson, Todd E Rasmussen
BACKGROUND: Future endovascular hemorrhage control devices will require features that mitigate the adverse effects of vessel occlusion. Permissive regional hypoperfusion (PRH) with variable aortic control (VAC) is a novel strategy to minimize hemorrhage and reduce the ischemic burden of complete aortic occlusion (AO). The objective of this study was to compare PRH with VAC to AO in a lethal model of hemorrhage. METHODS: Twenty-five swine underwent cannulation of the supraceliac aorta, with diversion of aortic flow through an automated extracorporeal circuit...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165811/nanoemulsion-for-improving-solubility-and-permeability-of-vitex-agnus-castus-extract-formulation-and-in-vitro-evaluation-using-pampa-and-caco-2-approaches
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Vieri Piazzini, Elena Monteforte, Cristina Luceri, Elisabetta Bigagli, Anna Rita Bilia, Maria Camilla Bergonzi
The purpose of this study was to develop new formulation for an improved oral delivery of Vitex agnus-castus (VAC) extract. After the optimization and validation of analytical method for quali-quantitative characterization of extract, nanoemulsion (NE) was selected as lipid-based nanocarrier. The composition of extract-loaded NE resulted in triacetin as oil phase, labrasol as surfactant, cremophor EL as co-surfactant and water. NE contains until 60 mg/mL of extract. It was characterized by DLS and TEM analyses and its droplets appear dark with an average diameter of 11...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164723/what-explains-childhood-violence-micro-correlates-from-vacs-surveys
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Shamika Ravi, Rahul Ahluwalia
Violence in childhood is a serious health, social and human rights concern globally, there is, however, little understanding about the factors that explain the various forms of violence in childhood. This paper uses data on childhood violence for 10,042 individuals from four countries. We report Odds Ratios from pooled logit regression analysis with country fixed effects model. There is no gender difference in the overall incidence of childhood violence. The data shows that 78% of girls and 79% of boys have suffered some form of violence before the age of 18 years...
February 5, 2017: Psychology, Health & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124909/enhanced-spacer-length-between-mannose-mimicking-shikimoyl-and-quinoyl-head-groups-and-hydrophobic-region-of-cationic-amphiphile-increases-efficiency-of-dendritic-cell-based-dna-vac-cination-a-structure-activity-investigation
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Chandrashekhar Voshavar, Rakeshchandra Reddy Meka, Sanjoy Samanta, Srujan Kumar Marepally, Arabinda Chaudhuri
In the field of dendritic cell based genetic immunization, previously we showed that liposomes of cationic amphiphiles containing mannose-mimicking shikimoyl head-group are promising DNA vaccine carriers for DC transfection. The present structure-activity study reports on the influence of spacer length (between mannose-mimicking head groups and quaternary nitrogen centers) in modulating the DC-transfection efficiencies. Further, we report on the anti-melanoma immune response inducing properties of the promising cationic amphiphiles in syngeneic C57/BL6J mice under prophylactic settings...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124308/preoperative-progressive-pneumoperitoneum-and-botulinum-toxin-type-a-in-patients-with-large-incisional-hernia
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J Bueno-Lledó, A Torregrosa, N Ballester, O Carreño, F Carbonell, P G Pastor, J Pamies, V Cortés, S Bonafé, J Iserte
PURPOSE: Combination of preoperative progressive pneumoperitoneum (PPP) and botulinum toxin type A (BT) has not been previously reported in the management of large incisional hernia (LIH). METHODS: Observational study of 45 consecutive patients with LIH between June 2010 and July 2014. The diameters of the hernia sac, the volumes of the incisional hernia (VIH) and the abdominal cavity (VAC), and the VIH/VAC ratio were measured before and after PPP and BT using abdominal CT scan data...
January 25, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117750/synthesis-and-characterization-of-waterborne-fluoropolymers-prepared-by-the-one-step-semi-continuous-emulsion-polymerization-of-chlorotrifluoroethylene-vinyl-acetate-butyl-acrylate-veova-10-and-acrylic-acid
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Hongzhu Liu, Jiming Bian, Zhonggang Wang, Chuan-Jin Hou
Waterborne fluoropolymer emulsions were synthesized using the one-step semi-continuous seed emulsion polymerization of chlorotrifluoroethylene (CTFE), vinyl acetate (VAc), n-butyl acrylate (BA), Veova 10, and acrylic acid (AA). The main physical parameters of the polymer emulsions were tested and analyzed. Characteristics of the polymer films such as thermal stability, glass transition temperature, film-forming properties, and IR spectrum were studied. Meanwhile, the weatherability of fluoride coatings formulated by the waterborne fluoropolymer and other coatings were evaluated by the quick ultraviolet (QUV) accelerated weathering test, and the results showed that the fluoropolymer with more than 12% fluoride content possessed outstanding weather resistance...
January 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109707/potential-risk-of-repeated-nasal-vaccination-that-induces-allergic-reaction-with-mucosal-ige-and-airway-eosinophilic-infiltration-in-cynomolgus-macaques-infected-with-h5n1-highly-pathogenic-avian-influenza-virus
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Misako Nakayama, Yasushi Itoh, Shintaro Shichinohe, Rumi Nakabayashi, Hirohito Ishigaki, Yoshihiro Sakoda, Quynh Mai Le, Yoshihiro Kawaoka, Hiroshi Kida, Kazumasa Ogasawara
The efficacy and detrimental effect of mucosal vaccination with an inactivated influenza vaccine were examined in a macaque model by intranasal administration with small amounts of inactivated whole virus particles and challenge by a human-derived H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza virus infection. Repeated nasal inoculation with the whole particle vaccine of an inactivated virus, A/duck/Hokkaido/Vac-3/2007 (H5N1) (Vac-3), induced antigen-specific IgA and IgG antibody production in nasal swabs and plasma...
January 18, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106446/exacerbating-the-cosmological-constant-problem-with-interacting-dark-energy-models
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M C David Marsh
Future cosmological surveys will probe the expansion history of the Universe and constrain phenomenological models of dark energy. Such models do not address the fine-tuning problem of the vacuum energy, i.e., the cosmological constant problem (CCP), but can make it spectacularly worse. We show that this is the case for "interacting dark energy" models in which the masses of the dark matter states depend on the dark energy sector. If realized in nature, these models have far-reaching implications for proposed solutions to the CCP that require the number of vacua to exceed the fine-tuning of the vacuum energy density...
January 6, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104133/liver-transplantation-for-biliary-rhabdomyosarcoma-with-liver-metastasis-report-of-one-case
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C-H Shen, K-R Dong, Y-F Tao, G Chen, R-D Li, Q-B Zhang, X-F Zhang, S Zheng, Z-X Wang
BACKGROUND: Liver transplantation in combination with chemotherapy in postoperative biliary rhabdomyosarcoma recurrence of children was evaluated. METHODS: An 8-year-old girl with biliary rhabdomyosarcoma underwent pancreatico-duodenectomy with postoperative vincristine (VCR), adriamycin (Act-D), and cyclophosphamide (CTX) (VAC chemotherapy) (VCR, 1 mg; Act-D, 0.7 mg; CTX, 1500 mg). Two years later, liver metastasis in the left and right lobes was found and was followed by VAC chemotherapy (CTX, 1800 mg; Act-D, 0...
January 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099974/temporary-vacuum-assisted-closure-of-the-open-abdomen-in-neonates
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Kengo Hattori, Alp Numanoglu, Sharon Cox
Introduction The need for open abdomen in the treatment of severely ill neonates will increase in time as more complex abdominal procedures are undertaken. However, the experience of temporary closure of an open abdomen using vacuum-assisted closure (VAC) system is still relatively limited in premature and term neonates. The aim of this study is to describe and review our experience in the use of temporary VAC of the open abdomen for neonates with varying pathological processes. Materials and Methods A retrospective folder review of all neonates treated with VAC for open abdomen over the study period of 2010 to 2014 at our institution was performed...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050534/the-use-of-negative-pressure-wound-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-infected-wounds-case-studies
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Daniel de Alcântara Jones, Wilson Vasconcelos Neves Filho, Janice de Souza Guimarães, Daniel de Araújo Castro, Antonio Marcos Ferracini
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results and benefits obtained from the topical use of negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) in patients with infected wounds. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 20 patients (17 males and three females, mean age 42 years) with infected wounds treated using NPWT. The infected wounds were caused by trauma. The treatment system used was VAC.(®) (Vacuum Assisted Closure, KCI, San Antonio, United States) applied to the wound in continuous mode from 100 to 125 mmHg...
November 2016: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002184/prevalence-and-predictors-of-hospitalizations-among-hiv-infected-and-at-risk-hiv-uninfected-women
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Anna L Hotton, Kathleen M Weber, Ronald C Hershow, Kathryn Anastos, Peter Bacchetti, Elizabeth T Golub, Deborah Gustafson, Alexandra M Levine, Mary Young, Mardge H Cohen
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS) Index score, an index composed of age, CD4 count, viral load, hemoglobin, Hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, Fibrosis Index-4 (FIB-4), and estimated glomerular filtration rate (EGFR), and psychosocial and clinical risk factors for all-cause hospitalization among HIV-infected women on HAART and HIV-uninfected women. METHODS: Data were collected from 2008 - 2014 from 1585 HAART-experienced HIV-infected and 692 uninfected women...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987640/how-to-get-cost-effectiveness-analysis-right-the-case-of-vaccine-economics-in-latin-america
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Amanda Glassman, Oscar Cañón, Rachel Silverman
BACKGROUND: In middle-income countries, vaccines against pneumococcal disease, rotavirus, and human papilloma virus are in general more costly, not necessarily cost saving, and less consistently cost-effective than earlier generation vaccines against measles, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. Budget impact is also substantial; public spending on vaccines in countries adopting new vaccines is, on average, double the amount of countries that have not adopted. Policymakers must weigh the costs and benefits of the adoption decision carefully, given the low coverage of other kinds of cost-effective health and nonhealth interventions in these same settings and relatively flat overall public spending on health as a share of gross domestic product (GDP) over time...
December 2016: Value in Health: the Journal of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982331/comparative-study-of-abdominal-cavity-temporary-closure-techniques-for-damage-control
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Marcelo A F Ribeiro, Emily Alves Barros, Sabrina Marques DE Carvalho, Vinicius Pereira Nascimento, José Cruvinel, Alexandre Zanchenko Fonseca
The damage control surgery, with emphasis on laparostomy, usually results in shrinkage of the aponeurosis and loss of the ability to close the abdominal wall, leading to the formation of ventral incisional hernias. Currently, various techniques offer greater chances of closing the abdominal cavity with less tension. Thus, this study aims to evaluate three temporary closure techniques of the abdominal cavity: the Vacuum-Assisted Closure Therapy - VAC, the Bogotá Bag and the Vacuum-pack. We conducted a systematic review of the literature, selecting 28 articles published in the last 20 years...
September 2016: Revista do Colégio Brasileiro de Cirurgiões
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