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Komathy Munusamy, Jamuna Vadivelu, Sun Tee Tay
BACKGROUND: Biofilm is known to contribute to the antifungal resistance of Candida yeasts. Aureobasidin A (AbA), a cyclic depsipeptide targeting fungal sphingolipid biosynthesis, has been shown to be effective against several Candida species. AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate Candida biofilm growth morphology, its biomass, metabolic activity, and to determine the effects of AbA on the biofilm growth. METHODS: The biofilm forming ability of several clinical isolates of different Candida species from our culture collection was determined using established methods (crystal violet and XTT assays)...
March 12, 2018: Revista Iberoamericana de Micología
Yeon Jung Kim, Rafael Rafael de Molon, Fausto Rioiti Horiguti, Guilherme Piragine Contador, Marco Antonio Coelho, Vinicius Ibiapina Mascarenhas, Ana Paula de Souza Faloni, Joni Augusto Cirelli, Wilson Roberto Sendyk
PURPOSE: The objective of this investigation was to assess vertical bone augmentation using deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM) infused or not with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein (rhBMP-2) in rabbit tibiae. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 18 female rabbits (New Zealand) received two blocks of DBBM in each tibia. The DBBM blocks were randomly assigned into four experimental groups: DBBM (only the bone graft); DBBM associated with absorbable collagen sponge (ACS); DBBM plus rhBMP-2 (1...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
Hidetoshi Hamada, Masaki Takao, Takashi Sakai, Nobuhiko Sugano
PURPOSE: For successful joint preservation in osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH), it is important to understand the mechanism of collapse. The purpose of this study was to investigate the initiation of subchondral fracture in ONFH by using micro-CT imaging of the whole femoral head, focusing on the three-dimensional relationship between the subchondral fracture and the bone resorption area. METHODS: A total of 40 femoral heads from 37 patients retrieved during total hip arthroplasty for stage 3A or 3B ONFH by Japanese Investigation Committee criteria were scanned using micro-CT with a 0...
March 14, 2018: International Orthopaedics
Ning- Qu, Yifan Xie, Haiyan Li, Hao- Liang, Shaobin Lin, Erwen Huang, Jun- Gao, Fang- Chen, Yanwei Shi, Xueling Ou
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in massively parallel sequencing (MPS) technology have provided efficient methods for noninvasive prenatal paternity testing (NIPAT). However, a well-accepted protocol has not been established. The present study developed an MPS-based approach for NIPAT and compared the performance of two recently reported methods for MPS data interpretation. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We selected 1795 unlinked polymorphic single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and performed paternity analysis in 34 real parentage test cases with maternal plasma samples using the Illumina HiSeq platform...
March 13, 2018: Transfusion
Ahmed Y Gamal, Khaled A Abdel-Ghaffar, Mohamed G Zouair, Mohamed H Salama, Mahmoud T El Destawy
BACKGROUND: Since it is important to establish and maintain a firm blood clot to the surrounding tissues within the intrabony lesion; we have to investigate the potentials of different materials in resisting clot retraction that disrupt clot adhesion to the root surface. This study was designed to measure the gap distance created by clot retraction within the defect following intrabony defects grafting with and without root surface EDTA etching. METHODS: Eight mongrel dogs with surgically created acute-chronic bilateral mandibular interproximal intrabony defects in the premolar-molar areas were enrolled in this study (total 8 defects per dog)...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Periodontology
Lars Benjaminsen, Jesper Fels Birkelund
AIMS: This article analyses excess morbidity amongst homeless shelter users compared to the general Danish population. The study provides an extensive control for confounding and investigates to what extent excess morbidity is explained by homelessness or other risk factors. METHODS: Data set includes administrative micro-data for 4,068,926 Danes who were 23 years or older on 1 January 2007. Nationwide data on shelter use identified 14,730 individuals as shelter users from 2002 to 2006...
March 1, 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
Aidan D Meade, Adrian Maguire, Jane Bryant, Daniel Cullen, Dinesh Medipally, Lisa White, Brendan McClean, Laura Shields, John Armstrong, Mary Dunne, Emma Noone, Shirley Bradshaw, Marie Finn, Aoife M Shannon, Orla Howe, Fiona M Lyng
PURPOSE: Liquid biopsies are a potentially rich store of biochemical information that can be linked to an individual's response to therapeutic treatments, including radiotherapy, and which may ultimately play a role in the individualization of treatment regimens. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) can be used for the biochemical profiling of the individual, but also, being living cells, can provide insights into the individuals response to ionizing radiation exposure. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The present study attempts to link the biochemical profile of lymphocytes within PBMCs obtained through Raman spectroscopy, to in-vitro measures of low-dose (< 0...
March 12, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Biology
Manraj N Kaur, Feng Xie, Andrea Shiwcharan, Lisa Patterson, Yaron Shargall, Christian Finley, Colin Schieman, Terry Dalimonte, Christine Fahim, Waël C Hanna
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study is to compare robotic portal (RP) to video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) pulmonary resections for early stage non-small cell lung cancer with respect to health care resource utilization during the first year of a robotic surgery program in thoracic oncology. METHODS: Patients who underwent anatomic lung resections using RP (n = 42) or VATS (n = 96) for early stage non-small cell lung cancer between April 2014 and March 2015 at a single institution were identified...
March 2, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Inbal Goldshtein, Allison Martin Nguyen, Anne E dePapp, Sofia Ish-Shalom, Julie M Chandler, Gabriel Chodick, Varda Shalev
This study analyzed data on 87,224 osteoporotic patients with up to 18 years of computerized medical history. Patients with osteoporosis and type 2 diabetes had higher bone density yet more fractures than non-diabetic osteoporotic patients. Fracture incidence among the diabetic patients was associated with retinopathy and cardiovascular disease, but not with diabetes duration. PURPOSE: Little is known about the association between type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and fragility fractures or the mechanism(s) involved...
March 3, 2018: Archives of Osteoporosis
Kevin L Anderson, Mohamed A Adam, Samantha M Thomas, Linda Youngwirth, Michael T Stang, Randall P Scheri, Sanziana A Roman, Julie A Sosa
PURPOSE: Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) is a rare, aggressive cancer; complete surgical resection offers the best chance for long-term survival. The impact of surgical margin status on survival is poorly understood. Our objective was to determine the association of margin status with survival. METHODS: Patients with ACC were identified from the National Cancer Data Base, 1998-2012, and stratified based on surgical margin status (negative vs. microscopically positive [+] vs...
March 2, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
John G Thompson, William van der Sterren, Ivane Bakhutashvili, Imramsjah M van der Bom, Alessandro G Radaelli, John W Karanian, Juan Esparza-Trujillo, David L Woods, Andrew L Lewis, Bradford J Wood, William F Pritchard
PURPOSE: To determine the true distribution of radiopaque beads (ROBs) after hepatic embolization in swine as imaged by micro-computed tomography (microCT) compared with in vivo cone-beam computerized tomography (CT) imaged at different kVp settings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Swine (n = 3) underwent hepatic transarterial embolization (n = 6) with the use of 70-150-μm ROBs under fluoroscopic guidance. After stasis, in vivo cone-beam CT was performed at 120, 100, and 80 kVp...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
Huiyan Deng, Junying Liu, Xiaojin Duan, Yueping Liu
To detect the relationship of the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status and the clinicopathologic features. Six hundred thirty-three patients with pathologically confirmed lung adenocarcinoma who underwent lung cancer resection surgery at the Fourth Hospital of Hebei Medical University between April 2012 and April 2015 were selected for the study. The 32 types of mutations in exons 18-21 of the EGFR gene were detected. The total EGFR mutation rate among patients with lung adenocarcinoma was 56...
September 21, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
Q Q Gao, H D Zhang, Y Bai, L Han, H Shen, J Zhang, B L Zhu
Objective: To investigate the incidence of occupational diseases in a province of China during the period of "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" , and to analyze the features of disease spectrum, the characteristics of regional and industrial distribution, and incidence trend. Methods: Data (2011-2015) were collected from the Information System of Occupational Diseases and Occupational Health to analyze the reported cases of occupational diseases during the period of "Twelfth Five-Year Plan". A statistical analysis was performed to identify the characteristics of the disease distribution in terms of sex, age, working years, enterprise type, enterprise scale, and region, as well as the incidence trend...
December 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Diseases
Cheng Wang, Haoye Meng, Yu Wang, Bin Zhao, Chenyang Zhao, Weijia Sun, Yun Zhu, Bingxing Han, Xueling Yuan, Ruoxi Liu, Xin Wang, Aiyuan Wang, Quanyi Guo, Jiang Peng, Shibi Lu
We explored the mechanism of early stage osteonecrotic femoral head collapse by analyzing and comparing different regions in human osteonecrotic femoral head samples. Eight osteonecrotic femoral heads (ARCO II-III) were obtained from patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty. Bone structure was observed and evaluated by micro-computed tomography (CT) scans and pathology. Osteoblast and osteoclast activities were detected by tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase, alkaline phosphatase, and immunofluorescent staining...
2018: International Journal of Biological Sciences
C R L Cardoso, N C Leite, C B M Moram, G F Salles
BACKGROUND: Long-term visit-to-visit glycemic variability is an additional measure of glycemic control. We aimed to evaluate the prognostic value of several measures of glycemic variability for the occurrence of micro- and macrovascular complications, and all-cause mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: 654 individuals were followed-up over a median of 9.3 years. Glycemic variability (SDs and coefficients of variation of HbA1c and fasting glycaemia) was measured during the first 12- and 24-months...
February 24, 2018: Cardiovascular Diabetology
Fabian Stemmler, David Simon, Anna-Maria Liphardt, Matthias Englbrecht, Juergen Rech, Axel J Hueber, Klaus Engelke, Georg Schett, Arnd Kleyer
OBJECTIVES: Bone loss is a well-established consequence of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To date, bone disease in RA is exclusively characterised by bone density measurements, while the functional properties of bone in RA are undefined. This study aimed to define the impact of RA on the functional properties of bone, such as failure load and stiffness. METHODS: Micro-finite element analysis (µFEA) was carried out to measure failure load and stiffness of bone based on high-resolution peripheral quantitative CT data from the distal radius of anti-citrullinated protein antibody (ACPA)-positive RA (RA+), ACPA-negative RA (RA-) and healthy controls (HC)...
February 23, 2018: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Badr Al-Jandan, Hesham F Marei, Hatem Abuohashish, Osama Zakaria, Haytham Al-Mahalawy
Targeted chemotherapies are novel therapeutic approaches for many malignancies. In contrast to conventional chemotherapies, which are given for a predetermined duration, treatment with targeted chemotherapies like sunitinib is routinely continuous over longer periods, sometimes years. During this prolonged treatment period, patients may need to restore their missing teeth with dental implants. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of the anti-angiogenic substance sunitinib targeted chemotherapy on the osseointegration of titanium implants in a rabbit model...
February 19, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
Luca Paoli, Andrea Vannini, Fabrizio Monaci, Stefano Loppi
The competitive behavior of divalent heavy metals (Cd, Cr, Pb, Zn) during cation uptake was investigated in the foliose lichen Xanthoria parietina. Lichen thalli were incubated with solutions containing 10 and 100 μM of CdCl2, CuCl2, and ZnCl2 as well as 5 and 50 μM of Pb(NO3 )2 , tested individually and in combination (Cd2+ +Cu2+ +Pb2+ +Zn2+ ). The analysis of molar concentrations suggests that a competition between cations for binding sites in X. parietina does exist. The decrease in net uptake between single and mixed solutions ranged between 14 and 29% at the lowest concentration and between 38 and 68% at the highest concentration...
February 19, 2018: Chemosphere
Ni Bi-Xian, Xu Xiang-Zhen, Wang Xiao-Ting, Sheng Ming-Xue, Dai Yang, Jin Xiao-Lin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of the prevention and control technique training of human important parasitic diseases for basic professional and technical personnel in Jiangsu Province in 2017. METHODS: A workshop including theory courses and practical operations was carried out for the basic professional and technical personnel. At the end of the workshop, the effects were evaluated through the theoretical and microscopic examinations. RESULTS: There were 132 trainees from 13 cities, and all of them took part in the final examinations...
July 24, 2017: Zhongguo Xue Xi Chong Bing Fang Zhi za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Schistosomiasis Control
T A Shtam, R A Samsonov, A V Volnitskiy, R A Kamyshinsky, N A Verlov, M S Kniazeva, E A Korobkina, A S Orehov, A L Vasiliev, A L Konevega, A V Malek
Extracellular vesicles (EV) are secreted by cells of multicellular organisms. EV mediate specific mode of intercellular communication by "horizontal" exchange of substances and information. This phenomenon seems to have an essential biological significance and became a subject of intensive research. Biogenesis, structural and functional features of the EV is being commonly studies in in vitro condition. Several methods of EV isolation from cell culture medium are established, however selection of method might influence on obtained results...
January 2018: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
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