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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922762/nonchemotherapy-drug-induced-agranulocytosis-in-children-detected-by-a-prospective-pharmacovigilance-program
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Nicolás Medrano-Casique, Hoi Y Tong, Alberto M Borobia, Antonio J Carcas, Jesús Frías, Elena Ramírez
OBJECTIVES: A prospective evaluation of nonchemotherapy drug-induced agranulocytosis (DIA) cases, which are infrequent in the pediatric population. We characterize agranulocytosis cases and assess lab test differences between drug- and nondrug-induced agranulocytosis. METHODS: Through our Prospective Pharmacovigilance Program from Laboratory Signals at Hospital we detected pediatric agranulocytosis cases from July 2007 to December 2010. This program estimates the incidence, drug causality, clinical features, outcomes of DIA pediatric cases, and assesses laboratory differences with respect to non-DIA...
December 6, 2016: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918103/identifying-opportunities-to-increase-organ-donation-after-brain-death-an-observational-study-in-sweden-2009-2014
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T Nolin, C Mårdh, G Karlström, S M Walther
BACKGROUND: There is a wide gap between the number of organ donors and patients on waiting lists for transplantation. The purpose of this Swedish nationwide study of the critical pathway for organ donation after brain death (DBD) was to identify missed opportunities for organ donation. METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational study of all ICU deaths in Sweden from Jan 1, 2009 to Dec 31, 2014. The protocol structure followed the critical pathway for organ donation, which was developed and tested during 2008...
January 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873446/the-first-two-years-of-activity-of-a-specialized-organ-procurement-centre-report-of-an-innovative-approach-to-improve-organ-donation
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Pierre Marsolais, Philippe Durand, Emmanuel Charbonney, Karim Serri, Anne-Marie Lagacé, Francis Bernard, Martin Albert
The number of patients requiring organ transplants continues to outgrow the number of organs donated each year. In an attempt to improve the organ donation process and increase the number of organs available, we created a specialized multidisciplinary team within a specialized Organ Procurement Centre (OPC) with dedicated intensive care unit beds and operating rooms. The OPC was staffed with ICU nurses, operating room nurses, organ donor management ICU physicians and multidisciplinary staff. All organ donors within a designated geographic area were transferred and managed within the OPC...
November 22, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870702/synchronous-ovarian-and-appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasms-in-the-absence-of-pseudomyxoma-peritonei
#4
Xianyong Gui, Jorge Escobar, Cheng-Han Lee, Máire A Duggan, Martin Köbel
BACKGROUND: Synchronous ovarian/appendiceal mucinous neoplasms sometimes occur in the absence of clinical pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP), which raises a question about whether the 2 tumors could be independent. METHODS: We identified 11 cases of synchronous ovarian/appendiceal mucinous neoplasms without PMP and subclassified them into groups 1 and 2 based on the presence or absence of microscopic peritoneal/ovarian surface mucin deposits. A 7-marker panel (CK7, CK20, CDX2, PAX8, MUC1, MUC2, and MUC5AC) immunohistochemistry was performed on both tumors...
November 17, 2016: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866811/the-modified-glasgow-prognosis-score-predicts-for-overall-and-disease-free-survival-following-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hipec-in-patients-with-pseudomyxoma-peritonei-of-appendiceal-origin
#5
G H C Tan, C A Novo, S Dayal, K Chandrakumaran, F Mohamed, T Cecil, B J Moran
BACKGROUND: The modified Glasgow prognostic score (incorporating C-reactive protein and albumin) predicts survival in patients with gastro-intestinal tract cancer but has not been evaluated in patients with peritoneal malignancy. The aim was to evaluate the modified Glasgow score preoperatively in patients undergoing complete cytoreductive surgery (CCRS) with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) of appendiceal origin. METHODS: Prospectively collected data from patients with PMP of appendiceal origin following CCRS and HIPEC between January 2007 and December 2011 were analysed...
October 31, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861220/hereditary-neuropathy-with-liability-to-pressure-palsies-diverse-phenotypes-in-childhood
#6
Yohei Harada, Araya Puwanant, David N Herrmann
Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies (HNPP) is a rare autosomal-dominant disorder that most commonly produces recurrent painless focal sensory and motor neuropathies often preceded by minor, mechanical stress, or minor trauma. Herein, we report 2 pediatric cases of HNPP with atypical presentations; isolated muscle cramping and toe walking. Electrophysiologic testing disclosed multifocal sensorimotor polyneuropathy with slowing of sensory conduction velocities in both cases, which prompted PMP 22 gene deletion testing...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802263/seismic-evidence-for-a-cold-serpentinized-mantle-wedge-beneath-mount-st-helens
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S M Hansen, B Schmandt, A Levander, E Kiser, J E Vidale, G A Abers, K C Creager
Mount St Helens is the most active volcano within the Cascade arc; however, its location is unusual because it lies 50 km west of the main axis of arc volcanism. Subduction zone thermal models indicate that the down-going slab is decoupled from the overriding mantle wedge beneath the forearc, resulting in a cold mantle wedge that is unlikely to generate melt. Consequently, the forearc location of Mount St Helens raises questions regarding the extent of the cold mantle wedge and the source region of melts that are responsible for volcanism...
November 1, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796027/-census-of-the-renal-and-dialysis-units-by-italian-society-of-nephrology-structure-and-organization-for-renal-patient-assistance-in-italy-2014-2015
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Giuseppe Quintaliani, Marina Di Luca, Anteo Di Napoli, Giusto Viglino, Maurizio Postorino, Alessandro Amore, Simeone Andrulli, Antonio Bellasi, Giuliano Brunori, Erasmo Buongiorno, Santina Castellino, Alessandro D'Amelio, Luca De Nicola, Loreto Gesualdo, Domenico Di Landro, Sandro Feriozzi, Giovanni Strippoli, Ugo Teatini, Antonio Santoro
BACKGROUND: Given the public health challenge and burden of chronic kidney disease, the Italian Society of Nephrology (SIN) promoted a census of the renal and dialysis units to analyse structural and human resources, organizational aspects, activities and workload referring to the year 2014. METHODS: An online questionnaire, including 64 items exploring structural and human resources, organization aspects, activities and epidemiological data referred to 2014, was sent to chiefs of any renal or dialysis unit...
September 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796026/-census-of-the-renal-and-dialysis-units-by-italian-society-of-nephrology-nephrologist-s-workload-for-renal-patient-assistance-in-italy-2014-2015
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Giuseppe Quintaliani, Marina Di Luca, Anteo Di Napoli, Giusto Viglino, Maurizio Postorino, Alessandro Amore, Simeone Andrulli, Antonio Bellasi, Giuliano Brunori, Erasmo Buongiorno, Santina Castellino, Alessandro D'Amelio, Luca De Nicola, Loreto Gesualdo, Domenico Di Landro, Sandro Feriozzi, Giovanni Strippoli, Ugo Teatini, Antonio Santoro
BACKGROUND: Given the public health challenge and burden of chronic kidney disease, the Italian Society of Nephrology (SIN) promoted acensusof the renal and dialysis units to analyse structural and human resources, organizational aspects, activities and workload referring to theyear 2014. METHODS: An online questionnaire, including 64 items exploring structural and human resources, organization aspects, activities and epidemiological data referred to 2014, was sent to chiefs of any renal or dialysis unit...
September 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767273/incidence-of-autoimmune-bullous-diseases-in-serbia-a-20-year-retrospective-study
#10
Mirjana V Milinković, Slavenka Janković, Ljiljana Medenica, Miloš Nikolić, Vesna Reljić, Svetlana Popadić, Janko Janković
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: While most previous surveys on the clinico-epidemiological features of autoimmune bullous diseases (AIBDs) have predominantly focused on a single disease entity or just one disease group, there have been only few studies examining the incidence of various AIBDs. In the present study, we set out to determine the spectrum of AIBDs, to estimate the incidence of the most common AIBDs, and to examine their temporal trends in Central Serbia over a period of 20 years...
October 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758933/mpges-1-deletion-affects-platelet-functions-in-mice
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Joan Raouf, Fariborz Mobarrez, Karin Larsson, Per-Johan Jakobsson, Marina Korotkova
Microsomal prostaglandin E2 synthase-1 (mPGES-1) constitutes an essential player of inflammation and is involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Platelets participate in the regulation of inflammatory processes by the release of pro-inflammatory mediators and platelet-derived microparticles (PMPs). However, the role of the inducible mPGES-1/PGE2 pathway on platelet functions has not been investigated. Here we report a significant impact of mPGES-1 on platelet functions during inflammation...
October 7, 2016: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27756015/quick-characterization-of-uronic-acid-containing-polysaccharides-in-5-shellfishes-by-oligosaccharide-analysis-upon-acid-hydrolysis
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Bin Liu, Jiaojiao Lu, Chunqing Ai, Bao Zhang, Li Guo, Shuang Song, Beiwei Zhu
Uronic acid-containing polysaccharides (UACPs) including well-known glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and some non-GAGs exist widely in animal kingdom. Although numerous methods have been established to analyze GAGs, few methods are available for non-GAG UACPs. In the present study, a protocol to identify all kinds of UACPs with repeating disaccharide units of hexosamine and uronic acid was demonstrated, and UACP components in five shellfishes, namely Turritella fortilirata Sowerby (GTF), Batillaria zonalis (GBZ), Nassarius variciferus (GNV), Monodonta labio Linnaeus (GML), and Argopecten irradians Lamarck (BAI) were primarily revealed...
October 11, 2016: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742308/relationships-between-social-attitudes-toward-deceased-organ-donation-and-the-donation-rates-in-poland-a-country-with-an-opting-out-system
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J Czerwiński, P Malanowski, M Kosieradzki, M Jonas, A Jakubowska-Winecka
BACKGROUND: Monitoring of attitudes toward deceased donation gives the general view of the acceptance of this treatment but does not allow for precise prediction of single person's behavior. Consistency of actions and attitudes has many determinants, personal and situational. The idea of this study was to assess and compare relationships between behaviors and attitudes toward postmortem organ donation in single districts and between larger regions of the country (west and east). METHODS: Indicators calculated for the years 1996-2014 included the number of potential deceased donors (per million population [pmp]/y), the number of objections registered in the refusal registry (pmp), and the number and percentage of family refusals to donation...
September 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722624/biasing-hydrogen-bond-donating-host-systems-towards-chemical-warfare-agent-recognition
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Jennifer R Hiscock, Neil J Wells, Jayne A Ede, Philip A Gale, Mark R Sambrook
A series of neutral ditopic and negatively charged, monotopic host molecules have been evaluated for their ability to bind chloride and dihydrogen phosphate anions, and neutral organophosphorus species dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP), pinacolyl methylphosphonate (PMP) and the chemical warfare agent (CWA) pinacolyl methylphosphonofluoridate (GD, soman) in organic solvent via hydrogen bonding. Urea, thiourea and boronic acid groups are shown to bind anions and neutral guests through the formation of hydrogen bonds, with the urea and thiourea groups typically exhibiting higher affinity interactions...
October 12, 2016: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27718032/early-postoperative-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-for-low-grade-appendiceal-mucinous-neoplasms-with-pseudomyxoma-peritonei-is-it-beneficial
#15
Yeqian Huang, Nayef A Alzahrani, Winston Liauw, Thamer B Traiki, David L Morris
BACKGROUND: There is little evidence for the use of early postoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (EPIC) in patients with low-grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasms (LAMNs) with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). This study aims to assess the outcomes regarding the use of EPIC in a large cohort of patients with LAMNs with PMP uniformly treated by cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and perioperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (PIC), all of whom received hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), and most of whom also received EPIC...
October 7, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709758/atom-efficient-synthesis-of-alkynylfluoroborates-using-bf3-based-frustrated-lewis-pairs
#16
Vladimir Iashin, Konstantin Chernichenko, Imre Pápai, Timo Repo
A sterically demanding amine, 1,2,2,6,6-pentamethylpiperidine (PMP), forms a highly reactive Lewis acid-base pair with boron trifluoride. This pair reacts with terminal acetylenes to give the products of C(sp)-H borylation, previously unknown tri- and tetraalkynylboron compounds. Trialkynylfluoroborates can serve as surrogates of alkynyltrifluoroborates for C-C coupling reactions. Using aqueous NaOH, PMP can be recovered from its tetrafluoroborate salt, which is formed as a C-H borylation byproduct. Combining the discovered borylation reactivity with the PMP recovery provides a straightforward and atom-efficient approach to synthetically useful alkynylfluoroborates...
October 6, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27695417/antiplatelet-agents-inhibit-the-generation-of-platelet-derived-microparticles
#17
Alice Giacomazzi, Maurizio Degan, Stefano Calabria, Alessandra Meneguzzi, Pietro Minuz
Platelet microparticles (PMPs) contribute to thrombogenesis but the effects of antiplatelet drugs on PMPs generation is undefined. The present study investigated the cellular events regulating PMPs shedding, testing in vitro platelet agonists and inhibitors. Platelet-rich plasma from healthy subjects was stimulated with arachidonic acid (AA), U46619, collagen type-I (10 and 1.5 μg/mL), epinephrine, ADP or TRAP-6 and pre-incubated with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA, 100 and 10 μmol/L), SQ-29,548, apyrase, PSB-0739, or eptifibatide...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27694042/how-effective-is-greening-policy-in-reducing-ghg-emissions-from-agriculture-evidence-from-italy
#18
Roberto Solazzo, Michele Donati, Licia Tomasi, Filippo Arfini
Agriculture contributes significantly to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, accounting for more than 10% of total CO2 emissions in the EU-28 area. The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) plays an important role in promoting environmentally and climate friendly practices and needs to respond to the new environmental challenges by better integrating its objectives with other EU policies. In this respect, the recent CAP reform 2014-2020 made a further step, making a large part of direct payments conditional on new agricultural practices beneficial for the climate and the environment, i...
December 15, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686245/usage-of-personal-music-players-in-adolescents-and-its-association-with-noise-induced-hearing-loss-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-ohrkan-cohort-study-data
#19
Dorothee Twardella, Ulla Raab, Carmelo Perez-Alvarez, Thomas Steffens, Gabriele Bolte, Hermann Fromme
OBJECTIVE: To describe personal music player (PMP) usage among adolescents, sociodemographic determinants and association with audiometric notches. DESIGN: Audiometric evaluation to assess hearing status, and standardized questionnaires to evaluate PMP listening behaviors, leisure noise exposures and self-reported hearing loss symptoms. Sociodemographic information was collected using a parent questionnaire. Noise exposure by PMP usage equivalent for a 40 h week was estimated based on self-reported volume and duration of use...
August 9, 2016: International Journal of Audiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671694/relationship-between-renal-function-and-circulating-microparticles-soluble-p-selectin-and-e-selectin-levels-in-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Yee Cheng Lau, Qinmei Xiong, Andrew D Blann, Gregory Y H Lip
Atrial fibrillation (AF) and chronic kidney disease are closely related, and any associated risk of stroke and thromboembolism due to AF is increased by concurrent renal dysfunction. The mechanism(s) for this include abnormalities in platelets and endothelial cells. We hypothesized relationships between levels of circulating platelet microparticles (PMPs, defined by CD42b), soluble P selectin (both reflecting platelet activation), soluble E-selectin (reflecting endothelial activation) and endothelial/platelet microparticles (EPMPs, defined by CD31) with progressive renal dysfunction...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
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