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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975456/effects-of-effluent-water-on-the-abundance-of-cowpea-insect-pests
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Bamphitlhi Tiroesele, Monametsi Sitwane, M Obopile, Muhammad Irfan Ullah, Sajjad Ali
Botswana experiences low and unreliable rainfall. Thus, the use of effluent water in agriculture is increasingly important. Insect damage is the major constraint for cowpea grain production in the most cowpea-producing lands. We investigated the effects of effluent water on insect pest abundance on cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) under field conditions. The experiment was laid out in a randomized complete block design with 100, 75, 50, and 25% of effluent water and 0% (control-clean tap water) treatments. Treatments with 100% effluent water resulted in a significant increase in insect pest populations as compared with the control...
October 3, 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969043/isothiocyanates-suppress-the-invasion-and-metastasis-of-tumors-by-targeting-fak-mmp-9-activity
#2
Yun-Jeong Jeong, Hyun-Ji Cho, Fung-Lung Chung, Xiantao Wang, Hyang-Sook Hoe, Kwan-Kyu Park, Cheorl-Ho Kim, Hyeun-Wook Chang, Sang-Rae Lee, Young-Chae Chang
Isothiocyanates, which are present as glucosinolate precursors in cruciferous vegetables, have strong activity against various cancers. Here, we compared the anti-metastatic effects of isothiocyanates (benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC), phenethyl isothiocyanate (PEITC), and sulforaphane (SFN)) by examining how they regulate MMP-9 expression. Isothiocyanates, particularly PEITC, suppressed 12-O-tetradecanoylphorbol-13-acetate (TPA)-induced MMP-9 activity and invasion in various cancer cell lines. By contrast, N-methyl phenethylamine, a PEITC analog without an isothiocyanate functional group, had no effect...
September 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928585/postoperative-analgesic-efficacy-of-bilateral-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-in-patients-undergoing-midline-colorectal-surgeries-using-ropivacaine-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Nahida Qazi, Wasim Mohammad Bhat, Malik Zaffar Iqbal, Anisur Rehman Wani, Showkat A Gurcoo, Sahir Rasool
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is done as a part of multimodal analgesia for pain relief after abdominal surgeries. This prospective randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted to evaluate the postoperative analgesic efficacy of bilateral TAP block in patients undergoing midline colorectal surgeries using ropivacaine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty patients scheduled for elective colorectal surgeries involving midline abdominal wall incision under general anesthesia were enrolled in this prospective randomized controlled trial...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928576/relative-efficacy-of-ultrasound-guided-ilioinguinal-iliohypogastric-nerve-block-versus-transverse-abdominis-plane-block-for-postoperative-analgesia-following-lower-segment-cesarean-section-a-prospective-randomized-observer-blinded-trial
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L Vamsee Kiran, T Sivashanmugam, V R Hemanth Kumar, N Krishnaveni, S Parthasarathy
BACKGROUND: Quality of postoperative analgesia after cesarean section makes difference to mother in child bonding, early ambulation, and discharge. Ilioinguinal iliohypogastric (ILIH) and transverse abdominis plane (TAP) block had been tried to reduce the opioid analgesics, but the relative efficacy is unknown. Hence, this study was designed to compare the efficacy of these two regional analgesic techniques in sparing postoperative rescue analgesic requirement following lower segment cesarean section (LSCS)...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928569/comparison-of-epidural-analgesia-with-transversus-abdominis-plane-analgesia-for-postoperative-pain-relief-in-patients-undergoing-lower-abdominal-surgery-a-prospective-randomized-study
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Sadasivan Shankar Iyer, Harshit Bavishi, Chadalavada Venkataram Mohan, Navdeep Kaur
BACKGROUND: Anesthesiologists play an important role in postoperative pain management. For analgesia after lower abdominal surgery, epidural analgesia and ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block are suitable options. The study aims to compare the analgesic efficacy of both techniques. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-two patients undergoing lower abdominal surgery under spinal anesthesia were randomized to postoperatively receive lumbar epidural catheter (Group E) or ultrasound-guided TAP block (Group T) through intravenous cannulas placed bilaterally...
July 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928325/transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-pain-relief-in-patients-undergoing-in-endoscopic-repair-of-abdominal-wall-hernia-a-comparative-randomised-double-blind-prospective-study
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Aparna Sinha, Lakshmi Jayaraman, Dinesh Punhani, Pradeep Chowbey
INTRODUCTION: Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is now a well-established technique in post-operative analgesia for lower abdominal surgeries. We evaluated the effect of ultrasound-guided TAP block on recovery parameters in patients undergoing endoscopic repair of abdominal wall hernia. METHODS: Thirty adults were randomised to receive either ropivacaine with dexmedetomidine (TR) or saline (TP) in TAP block, before emergence from anaesthesia. The patients were assessed for pain relief, sedation, time to ambulate (TA), discharge readiness (DR), postoperative opioid requirement and any adverse events...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920048/continuous-transversus-abdominis-plane-tap-block-and-intraoperative-coeliac-plexus-block-cpb-for-post-operative-analgesia-following-laparotomy-two-case-reports
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Vasanth Rao Kadam, George Kiroff
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February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920039/treatment-option-for-refractory-postherpetic-neuralgia-transversus-abdominis-plane-tap-block-two-case-reports
#8
Sun Kyung Park, Yun Suk Choi
Postherpetic neuralgia (PHN) is a severe neuropathic pain syndrome. The treatment of PHN is complex and refractory in some patients. We present two cases with refractory anterior abdominal wall pain due to PHN that were successfully treated with transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block. The TAP block seems to be an alternative for patients with PHN who suffer from anterior abdominal wall pain accompanied by allodynia and hyperalgesia and do not respond to the existing conservative treatments.
February 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889155/comparison-of-3-different-regional-block-techniques-in-pediatric-patients-a-prospective-randomized-single-blinded-study
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Levent Sahin, Mahmut H Soydinc, Elzem Sen, Omer Cavus, Mehrican Sahin
To compare the analgesic efficiencies of caudal blocks, ultrasound (US)-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks, and ilio-inguinal/ilio-hypogastric (II/IH) blocks performed to provide postoperative analgesia in pediatric patients undergoing unilateral lower abdominal surgery. Methods: This prospective, randomized, single-blinded study was conducted in the Department of Pediatric Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, Turkey from July 2013 to January 2015. The doses used were as follows: 0...
September 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889074/interaction-between-fkbp5-gene-and-childhood-trauma-on-psychosis-depression-and-anxiety-symptoms-in-a-non-clinical-sample
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Marta de Castro-Catala, Elionora Peña, Thomas R Kwapil, Sergi Papiol, Tamara Sheinbaum, Paula Cristóbal-Narváez, Sergi Ballespí, Neus Barrantes-Vidal, Araceli Rosa
BACKGROUND: Childhood trauma has been associated with a heightened risk for presenting clinical and non-clinical psychopathology in adulthood. Genes related with the stress response, such as the FK506 binding protein 51 (FKBP5), are plausible candidates moderating the effects of childhood trauma on the emergence of such symptoms later on. The present study aimed to explore the moderating role of FKBP5 genetic variability on the association of different types of childhood trauma with subclinical psychosis, depression and anxiety in a non-clinical sample...
August 26, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886015/freezing-during-tapping-tasks-in-patients-with-advanced-parkinson-s-disease-and-freezing-of-gait
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Arnaud Delval, Luc Defebvre, Céline Tard
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson's disease patients with freezing of gait also experience sudden motor blocks (freezing) during other repetitive motor tasks. We assessed the proportion of patients with advanced PD and freezing of gait who also displayed segmental "freezing" in tapping tasks. METHODS: Fifteen Parkinson's disease patients with freezing of gait were assessed. Freezing of gait was evaluated using a standardized gait trajectory with the usual triggers. Patients performed repetitive tapping movements (as described in the MDS-UPDRS task) with the hands or the feet in the presence or absence of a metronome set to 4 Hz...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855512/atrx-is-a-regulator-of-therapy-induced-senescence-in-human-cells
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Marta Kovatcheva, Will Liao, Mary E Klein, Nicolas Robine, Heather Geiger, Aimee M Crago, Mark A Dickson, William D Tap, Samuel Singer, Andrew Koff
Senescence is a state of stable cell cycle exit with important implications for development and disease. Here, we demonstrate that the chromatin remodeling enzyme ATRX is required for therapy-induced senescence. ATRX accumulates in nuclear foci and is required for therapy-induced senescence in multiple types of transformed cells exposed to either DNA damaging agents or CDK4 inhibitors. Mobilization into foci depends on the ability of ATRX to interact with H3K9me3 histone and HP1. Foci form soon after cells exit the cell cycle, before other hallmarks of senescence appear...
August 30, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852531/transversus-abdominis-plane-block-with-liposomal-bupivacaine-compared-to-oral-opioids-alone-for-acute-postoperative-pain-after-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-for-early-endometrial-cancer-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Brandon-Luke L Seagle, Emily S Miller, Anna E Strohl, Anna Hoekstra, Shohreh Shahabi
BACKGROUND: To determine the cost-effectiveness of transversus abdominis plane block with liposomal bupivacaine (TAP) compared to oral opioids alone for acute postoperative pain after laparoscopic hysterectomy for early endometrial cancer. METHODS: A cost-effectiveness analysis using a decision tree structure with a 30.5 day time-horizon was used to calculate incremental cost-effectiveness ratio (ICER) values per quality-adjusted life-year (QALY). Base-case costs, probabilities, and QALY values were identified from recently published all-payer national database studies, 2017 Medicare fee-schedules, randomized trials, institutional case series, or assumed, when published values were not available...
2017: Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836025/anatomical-topography-of-the-inferior-lumbar-triangle-for-transversus-abdominis-block
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Gkionoul Nteli Chatzioglou, Hassan Bagheri, Yelda Pinar, Figen Govsa
BACKGROUND: Rapid development of anesthetic techniques of thoracic paravertebral block required to redefine anatomical landmarks of the inferior lumbar (Petit) triangle (ILT). Anesthesiologists are mainly interested in the ILT to perform the transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block. The aim of this study was to provide comprehensive information of the ILT to improve the success of TAP block. METHODS: Descriptional anatomy of ILTs such as dimensions, space, area, and types was analyzed in 25 preserved adult male cadavers...
August 23, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826276/increased-activity-in-the-right-prefrontal-cortex-measured-using-near-infrared-spectroscopy-during-a-flower-arrangement-task
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Yuka Morita, Fumio Ebara, Yoshimitsu Morita, Etsuo Horikawa
OBJECTIVE: Flower arrangement program (FAP) horticultural therapy promotes psychological, social and physiological wellness and recovery. Moreover, FAPs have been used to evaluate the outcomes related to visuospatial working memory; yet, most of these studies used subjective outcome measures such as behavioural observations and questionnaires. Few studies report objective evaluations of FAP effects in humans. In the present study, we measured the effects of an FAP task on frontal lobe activity in healthy participants using near-infrared spectroscopy...
August 21, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813008/dietary-fructose-enhances-the-ability-of-low-concentrations-of-angiotensin-ii-to-stimulate-proximal-tubule-na%C3%A2-%C2%BA-reabsorption
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Agustin Gonzalez-Vicente, Pablo D Cabral, Nancy J Hong, Jessica Asirwatham, Nianxin Yang, Jessica M Berthiaume, Fernando P Dominici, Jeffrey L Garvin
Fructose-enriched diets cause salt-sensitive hypertension. Proximal tubules (PTs) reabsorb 70% of the water and salt filtered through the glomerulus. Angiotensin II (Ang II) regulates this process. Normally, dietary salt reduces Ang II allowing the kidney to excrete more salt, thereby preventing hypertension. We hypothesized that fructose-enriched diets enhance the ability of low concentrations of Ang II to stimulate PT transport. We measured the effects of a low concentration of Ang II (10(-12) mol/L) on transport-related oxygen consumption (QO₂), and Na/K-ATPase and Na/H-exchange (NHE) activities and expression in PTs from rats consuming tap water (Control) or 20% fructose (FRUC)...
August 16, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803601/ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-improves-postoperative-analgesia-and-early-recovery-in-patients-undergoing-retroperitoneoscopic-urologic-surgeries-a-randomized-controlled-double-blinded-trial
#17
Ge Qu, Xu-Lei Cui, Hong-Ju Liu, Zhi-Gang Ji, Yu-Guang Huang
Objective To evaluate the effects of ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block on postoperative analgesia and early recovery in patients undergoing retroperitoneoscopic urologic surgeries. Methods This was a randomized, controlled, double-blinded trial. Eligible patients scheduled for retroperitoneoscopic urologic surgeries were randomly assigned to two groups. Group TAP received ultrasound-guided TAP block with 0.5% ropivacaine 20 ml at 30 minutes before surgery, and Group C received TAP sham block with normal saline...
September 20, 2016: Chinese Medical Sciences Journal, Chung-kuo i Hsüeh K'o Hsüeh Tsa Chih
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770384/do-i-need-to-have-my-hands-free-to-understand-hand-related-language-investigating-the-functional-relevance-of-experiential-simulations
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Jessica Vanessa Strozyk, Carolin Dudschig, Barbara Kaup
Theories of embodiment state that people mentally simulate the described situations and events during language comprehension. While several studies have provided evidence that these simulations exist, it is still unclear whether they are functionally relevant for comprehension. To investigate this question, we studied the effects of a secondary task on the processing of hand- and foot-related nouns. The secondary task occupied either the hand or the foot system, thereby impeding hand- or foot-related simulations, respectively...
August 2, 2017: Psychological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766304/benefits-of-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-open-appendectomy-in-children
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Ilona Batko, Barbara K Kościelniak, Ilona Al-Mutari, Krzysztof Kobylarz
BACKGROUND: One of the most frequently performed emergency surgical procedures in children is an appendectomy. The aim of this study was to determine the benefits of supplementing standard, general anaesthesia with the ultrasound-guided right TAP block. METHODS: We analyzed the medical records of 90 children of both sexes, aged 4-16 years with a body mass of 16-78 kg who underwent general anaesthesia for open appendectomy. Sixty-two individuals were anaesthetized using the standard method, while 28 patients had an additional right-sided TAP block under ultrasound guidance...
2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761375/continuous-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-vs-intermittent-bolus-for-analgesia-after-abdominal-surgery-a-randomized-trial
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Vasanth Rao Kadam, Roelof M Van Wijk, John L Moran, Shantan Ganesh, A Kumar, Rajesh Sethi, Patricia Williams
BACKGROUND: Continuous and intermittent bolus techniques of transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks have been used for analgesia after abdominal surgery. Although both are effective, there are no studies comparing them. The aim of this study is to compare analgesia and cost-effectiveness between these groups. METHODS: After obtaining ethical approval, 20 American Society of Anesthesiologists ASA grade I to III patients undergoing elective abdominal surgery were recruited with 10 patients allocated to each arm...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
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