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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743090/nir-and-uv-responsive-degradable-hyaluronic-acid-nanogels-for-cd44-targeted-and-remotely-triggered-intracellular-doxorubicin-delivery
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Chunfeng Hang, Yan Zou, Yinan Zhong, Zhiyuan Zhong, Fenghua Meng
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is an endogenous polysaccharide that shows intrinsic targetability to CD44+ cancer cells. Here, we developed NIR and UV-responsive degradable nanogels from hyaluronic acid-g-7-N,N-diethylamino-4-hydroxymethylcoumarin (HA-CM) for CD44 targeted and remotely controlled intracellular doxorubicin (DOX) delivery. Nanometer-sized HA-CM nanogels could readily load DOX, and both NIR and UV irradiation could significantly enhance DOX release from the nanogels, resulting from light-triggered cleavage of urethane bonds that connect CM to HA...
July 18, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743076/lc-ms-ms-esi-method-for-simultaneous-quantification-of-darolutamide-and-its-active-metabolite-orm-15341-in-mice-plasma-and-its-application-to-a-pharmacokinetic-study
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Sreekanth Dittakavi, Pavan Kumar V S P Nagasuri, Suresh P Sulochana, Syed Mohd Saim, Sadanand R Mallurwar, Mohd Zainuddin, Purushottam Dewang, Sriram Rajagopal, Ramesh Mullangi
A sensitive and rapid LC-MS/MS method was developed and validated for the simultaneous quantitation of darolutamide and its active metabolite i.e. ORM-15341 in 50μL mice plasma using bicalutamide as an internal standard (I.S.) as per regulatory guidelines. Sample processing was accomplished through liquid-liquid extraction. Chromatographic separation was achieved using an Atlantis C18 column with an isocratic mobile phase comprising 0.2% formic acid:acetonitrile (35:65, v/v) at a flow rate of 0.8mL/min within 2...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743041/prospects-for-engineering-and-improvement-of-cross-protective-virus-strains
#3
REVIEW
Heiko Ziebell, Robin MacDiarmid
Mild strain cross-protection is currently an important method for the production of high quality plant products; despite challenge from severe virus isolates the initial protecting strain precludes symptom development. The mechanism of cross-protection is not yet resolved as RNA silencing does not sufficiently explain the phenomenon. Six requirements have been put forward to ensure long-lasting protection. We propose two additional requirements for effective and durable mild strain cross-protection; mild strains based on knowledge of the mechanism and consideration of impacts to consumers...
July 22, 2017: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743040/prenatal-exposure-to-organophosphorus-pesticides-and-childhood-neurodevelopmental-phenotypes
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Melissa A Furlong, Amy Herring, Jessie P Buckley, Barbara D Goldman, Julie L Daniels, Lawrence S Engel, Mary S Wolff, Jia Chen, Jim Wetmur, Dana Boyd Barr, Stephanie M Engel
Prenatal exposure to organophosphorus pesticides (OPs) has been associated with different neurodevelopmental outcomes across different cohorts. A phenotypic approach may address some of these differences by incorporating information across scales and accounting for the complex correlational structure of neurodevelopmental outcomes. Additionally, Bayesian hierarchical modeling can account for confounding by collinear co-exposures. We use this framework to examine associations between prenatal exposure to OPs and behavior, executive functioning, and IQ assessed at age 6-9 years in a cohort of 404 mother/infant pairs recruited during pregnancy...
July 22, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742911/targeted-temperature-management-for-48-vs-24-hours-and-neurologic-outcome-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Hans Kirkegaard, Eldar Søreide, Inge de Haas, Ville Pettilä, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Urmet Arus, Christian Storm, Christian Hassager, Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen, Christina Ankjær Sørensen, Susanne Ilkjær, Anni Nørgaard Jeppesen, Anders Morten Grejs, Christophe Henri Valdemar Duez, Jakob Hjort, Alf Inge Larsen, Valdo Toome, Marjaana Tiainen, Johanna Hästbacka, Timo Laitio, Markus B Skrifvars
Importance: International resuscitation guidelines recommend targeted temperature management (TTM) at 33°C to 36°C in unconscious patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest for at least 24 hours, but the optimal duration of TTM is uncertain. Objective: To determine whether TTM at 33°C for 48 hours results in better neurologic outcomes compared with currently recommended, standard, 24-hour TTM. Design, Setting, and Participants: This was an international, investigator-initiated, blinded-outcome-assessor, parallel, pragmatic, multicenter, randomized clinical superiority trial in 10 intensive care units (ICUs) at 10 university hospitals in 6 European countries...
July 25, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742870/factors-contributing-to-food-insecurity-among-women-living-with-hiv-in-the-dominican-republic-a-qualitative-study
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Kathryn P Derose, Denise D Payán, María Altagracia Fulcar, Sergio Terrero, Ramón Acevedo, Hugo Farías, Kartika Palar
BACKGROUND: Food insecurity contributes to poor health outcomes among people living with HIV. In Latin America and the Caribbean, structural factors such as poverty, stigma, and inequality disproportionately affect women and may fuel both the HIV epidemic and food insecurity. METHODS: We examined factors contributing to food insecurity among women living with HIV (WLHIV) in the Dominican Republic (DR). Data collection included in-depth, semi-structured interviews in 2013 with 30 WLHIV with indications of food insecurity who resided in urban or peri-urban areas and were recruited from local HIV clinics...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742868/combining-ability-of-highland-tropic-adapted-potato-for-tuber-yield-and-yield-components-under-drought
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Betaw Hirut, Hussein Shimelis, Mengistu Fentahun, Merideth Bonierbale, Manuel Gastelo, Asrat Asfaw
Recurrent drought and late blight disease are the major factors limiting potato productivity in the northwest Ethiopian highlands. Incorporating drought tolerance and late blight resistance in the same genotypes will enable the development of cultivars with high and stable yield potential under erratic rainfall conditions. The objectives of this study were to assess combining ability effects and gene action for tuber yield and traits related to drought tolerance in the International Potato Centre's (CIP's) advanced clones from the late blight resistant breeding population B group 'B3C2' and to identify promising parents and families for cultivar development...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742859/whole-blood-microrna-expression-may-not-be-useful-for-screening-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Santosh K Patnaik, Eric D Kannisto, Reema Mallick, Anil Vachani, Sai Yendamuri
At least seven studies have suggested that microRNA levels in whole blood can be diagnostic for lung cancer. We conducted a large bi-institutional study to validate this. Qiagen® PAXgene™ Blood miRNA System was used to collect blood and extract RNA from it for 85 pathologic stage I-IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases and 76 clinically-relevant controls who had a benign pulmonary mass, or a high risk of developing lung cancer because of a history of cigarette smoking or age >60 years. Cases and controls were similar for age, gender, race, and blood hemoglobin and leukocyte but not platelet levels (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742814/wetlands-wild-bovidae-species-richness-and-sheep-density-delineate-risk-of-rift-valley-fever-outbreaks-in-the-african-continent-and-arabian-peninsula
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Michael G Walsh, Allard Willem de Smalen, Siobhan M Mor
Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an emerging, vector-borne viral zoonosis that has significantly impacted public health, livestock health and production, and food security over the last three decades across large regions of the African continent and the Arabian Peninsula. The potential for expansion of RVF outbreaks within and beyond the range of previous occurrence is unknown. Despite many large national and international epidemics, the landscape epidemiology of RVF remains obscure, particularly with respect to the ecological roles of wildlife reservoirs and surface water features...
July 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742810/effect-of-calcium-electroporation-in-combination-with-metformin-in-vivo-and-correlation-between-viability-and-intracellular-atp-level-after-calcium-electroporation-in-vitro
#10
Stine Krog Frandsen, Julie Gehl
BACKGROUND: Calcium electroporation is a new experimental anti-cancer treatment where calcium is internalized into cells by application of short, high voltage pulses. Calcium electroporation has been shown to induce tumor necrosis associated with ATP depletion while the effect on normal fibroblasts was limited when investigated in a 3D in vitro spheroid model. We aimed to investigate the effect of calcium electroporation in combination with metformin, a drug that affects intracellular ATP level...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742787/functional-outcomes-of-elderly-patients-with-nonoperatively-treated-acetabular-fractures-that-meet-operative-criteria
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Scott P Ryan, Theodore T Manson, Marcus F Sciadini, Jason W Nascone, Christopher T LeBrun, Renan C Castillo, Ragu Muppavarapu, Brian Schurko, Robert V O'Toole
OBJECTIVES: To report functional outcomes of displaced acetabular fractures treated nonoperatively in the geriatric patient population. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. SETTING: Two Level I trauma centers. PATIENTS: Twenty-seven patients age 60 years or older who sustained displaced acetabular fractures during an 11-year period. INTERVENTION: Nonoperative treatment. MAIN OUTCOME MEASUREMENTS: Primary outcome measurements were Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) scores and Short Form 8 (SF-8) scores...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742767/sedentary-occupation-workers-who-meet-the-physical-activity-recommendations-have-a-reduced-risk-for-metabolic-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-study
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Rodrigo Alberto Vieira Browne, Luiz Fernando Farias-Junior, Yuri Alberto Freire, Daniel Schwade, Geovani de Araújo Dantas de Macêdo, Vilma Bayma Montenegro, Thiago Jambo Alves Lopes, Filipe Fernandes Oliveira Dantas, Eduardo Caldas Costa
OBJECTIVE: We tested the hypothesis that sedentary occupation workers who meet the physical activity recommendations present a lower risk for metabolic syndrome (MetS) than their nonactive counterparts. METHODS: A cross-sectional study involving 502 sedentary occupation workers. Physical activity level was self-reported. MetS was defined by International Diabetes Federation criteria. RESULTS: The active group showed lower odds for MetS [odds ratio (OR) 0...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742763/implementation-of-a-national-workplace-wellness-program-for-health-workers-in-botswana
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Jenny H Ledikwe, Bazghina-Werq Semo, Miram Sebego, Maureen Mpho, Heather Mothibedi, Shreshth Mawandia, Gabrielle O'Malley
: The Botswana workplace wellness program (WWP) for health care workers (HCWs) was initiated in 2007. WWP implementation was assessed using a sequential, explanatory, mixed methods design including a national implementation assessment (27 health districts) and in-depth interviews (n = 38). Level of implementation varied across districts with health screening, therapeutic recreation, and health promotion implemented more frequently than occupational health activities and psychosocial services. Facilitators to WWP implementation included establishment of a dedicated, diverse WWP committee; provision of administrative support, and integration of activities into organizational culture...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742755/the-lumbar-pelvic-angle-lpa-the-lumbar-component-of-the-t1-pelvic-angle-correlates-with-hrqol-pi-ll-mismatch-and-it-predicts-global-alignment
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Themistocles S Protopsaltis, Renaud Lafage, Justin S Smith, Peter G Passias, Christopher I Shaffrey, Han Jo Kim, Gregory M Mundis, Christopher P Ames, Douglas C Burton, Shay Bess, Eric Klineberg, Robert A Hart, Frank J Schwab, Virginie Lafage
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective multicenter analysis of Adult Spinal Deformity (ASD) patients. OBJECTIVE: To introduce the lumbar pelvic angle (LPA), a novel parameter of spinopelvic alignment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The T1 Pelvic angle (TPA), a measure of global spinopelvic alignment, correlates with HRQOL, but it may not be measureable on all intraoperative x-rays. In patients with prior interbody fusion at L5-S1, the plane of the S1 endplate can be blurred, creating error in PI-LL measure...
July 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742744/one-pa-s-experiences-in-the-netherlands-south-africa-and-australia
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Ando Kerlen, Ruth Ballweg
As the PA profession develops internationally, few mechanisms let PAs move from country to country for clinical practice opportunities. The first author of this paper has worked in the civilian health sectors in two countries, the Netherlands and South Africa, and taught PA students in South Africa and Australia. He reports on PA development in each country and reflects on and compares his professional and clinical experiences.
August 2017: JAAPA: Official Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742736/comparative-analysis-of-perioperative-outcomes-using-nationally-derived-hospital-discharge-data-relative-to-a-prospective-multicenter-surgical-database-of-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery
#16
Gregory W Poorman, Peter G Passias, Aaron J Buckland, Cyrus M Jalai, Michael Kelly, Daniel M Sciubba, Brian J Neuman, D Kojo Hamilton, Amit Jain, Bassel Diebo, Virginie Lafage, Shay Bess, Eric O Klineberg
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of three prospectively collected databases. OBJECTIVE: To compare perioperative outcomes in Adult Spinal Deformity (ASD) surgeries in a surgeon-run (SR-ASD) and two national databases: the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Much has been learned on the treatment of ASD in the last decade with prospective multicenter collaborative research focusing on this specific condition...
August 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742714/impact-of-extracapsular-lymph-node-involvement-after-neoadjuvant-chemoradiation-therapy-followed-by-surgery-in-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus-a-multicenter-study
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Lieven P Depypere, Johnny Moons, Christophe Mariette, Xavier B D'Journo, Pascal A Thomas, Arnulf H Hölscher, Elfriede Bollschweiler, Mark I van Berge-Henegouwen, Jan J B Van Lanschot, Toni E M R Lerut, Philippe R Nafteux
OBJECTIVES: The current study aims to examine the impact of extracapsular lymph node involvement (EC-LNI) on survival for both esophageal adenocarcinoma (AC) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) treated with neoadjuvant chemoradiation therapy (nCRT) followed by surgery. BACKGROUND: Studies have demonstrated the negative prognostic value of EC-LNI in primary surgery, but its impact after nCRT remains unclear. METHODS: From the databases of 6 European high-volume centers 1505 patients with R0 resections were withheld...
July 24, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742679/delayed-treatment-of-a-posterior-cruciate-ligament-tibial-insertion-avulsion-fracture-in-a-child-with-open-physis-a-case-report-with-a-4-year-follow-up
#18
Tales M Guimarães, Paulo V P Helito, Fabio J Angelini, Marco K Demange, José R Pécora, Camilo P Helito
Posterior cruciate ligament avulsion fracture from its tibial insertion is a rare pathology in children. It is usually caused by high-energy traumas and its diagnosis is not always easy. Late diagnosis leads to late treatment, which can result in suboptimal results. We present a case of a 13-year-old boy hit by a car, who had a delay in diagnosis and treatment because of severe head trauma. The patient was treated 4 months after the trauma with open reduction and internal fixation of the avulsion fracture. After 4 years of follow-up, he has no complaints and has achieved good functional outcome...
September 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742650/reliable-and-easy-to-use-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-for-simultaneous-analysis-of-fluconazole-isavuconazole-itraconazole-hydroxy-itraconazole-posaconazole-and-voriconazole-in-human-plasma-and-serum
#19
Carsten Müller, David Gehlen, Cornelia Blaich, Domenik Prozeller, Blasius Liss, Thomas Streichert, Martin H J Wiesen
BACKGROUND: A fast and easy-to-use liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) method for the determination and quantification of six triazoles (fluconazole (FLZ), isavuconazole (ISZ), itraconazole (ITZ), hydroxy-itraconazole (OH-ITZ), posaconazole (PSZ), voriconazole (VRZ)) in human plasma and serum was developed and validated for therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM). METHODS: Sample preparation was based on protein precipitation with acetonitrile and subsequent centrifugation...
July 24, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742549/readmissions-for-recurrent-sepsis-new-or-relapsed-infection
#20
Kimberley Marie DeMerle, Stephanie C Royer, Mark E Mikkelsen, Hallie C Prescott
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis hospitalizations are frequently followed by hospital readmissions, often for recurrent sepsis. However, it is unclear how often sepsis readmissions are for relapsed/recrudescent versus new infections. The aim of this study was to assess the extent to which 90-day readmissions for recurrent sepsis are due to infection of the same site and same pathogen as the initial episode. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: University of Michigan Health System...
July 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
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