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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747562/isothiocyanates-suppress-the-invasion-and-metastasis-of-tumors-by-targeting-fak-mmp-9-activity
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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...
July 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742435/the-role-of-transversus-abdominis-plane-blocks-in-eras-pathways-for-open-and-laparoscopic-colorectal-surgery
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Alexander J Kim, Robert Jason Yong, Richard D Urman
INTRODUCTION: The concepts of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS(®)) have steadily increased in usage, with benefits in patient outcomes and hospital length of stay. One important component of successful implementation of ERAS protocol is optimized pain control, via the multimodal approach, which includes neuraxial or regional anesthesia techniques and reduction of opioid use as the primary analgesic. Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is one such regional anesthesia technique, and it has been widely studied in abdominal surgery...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742434/use-of-regional-anesthesia-techniques-analysis-of-institutional-enhanced-recovery-after-surgery-protocols-for-colorectal-surgery
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Erik M Helander, Michael P Webb, Meghan Bias, Edward E Whang, Alan D Kaye, Richard D Urman
INTRODUCTION: Principles of enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS(®)) protocols are well established, with the primary goal of optimizing perioperative care and recovery. The use of multimodal analgesia is a key component of these protocols, including regional analgesia techniques such as thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA), transversus abdominis plane (TAP), rectus sheath blocks or continuous wound infiltration (CWI)/catheters, and spinal anesthesia. We compare and contrast regional anesthesia approaches in different institutional colorectal surgery ERAS protocols...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728559/effect-of-insulin-therapy-and-dietary-adjustments-on-safety-and-performance-during-simulated-soccer-tests-in-people-with-type-1-diabetes-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Javier Calvo-Marín, Gabriel Torrealba-Acosta, Matthew Campbell, Jesse Gaboury, Ajmol Ali, Chih Hao Chen-Ku
BACKGROUND: Despite the reduction in glycemic derangement in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1D) through dietary and therapeutic adjustments implemented before, during and after continuous exercise, evidence for its effectiveness with intermittent forms of exercise, such as soccer, is still lacking. METHODS/DESIGN: We designed a study protocol for a randomized, crossover, double-blinded, controlled trial, for the evaluation of the effect that a strategy of dietary and therapeutic modifications may have on safety and performance of persons with T1D in soccer training sessions and cognitive testing...
July 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727704/evaluating-the-adjuvant-effect-of-dexamethasone-to-ropivacaine-in-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-inguinal-hernia-repair-and-spermatocelectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Robert Wegner, Duane Akwar, Sarah Guzman-Reyes, Greesha Pednekar, Rabail Chaudhry, Navneet Grewal, Naveen Kukreja, Omar L Mancillas, George W Williams, Omonele Nwokolo
BACKGROUND: The transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a relatively straightforward regional technique used for postoperative analgesia in patients undergoing abdominal surgeries. Various adjuvants have been used in past to prolong the duration of action of analgesia in peripheral nerve blocks. Several studies investigating the analgesic efficacy of dexamethasone added to local anesthetic agents, such as bupivacaine, have shown promising results. However, there are few studies comparing the efficacy of dexamethasone with ropivacaine...
July 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695288/introduction-mhc-kir-and-governance-of-specificity
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REVIEW
Adrian Kelly, John Trowsdale
The MHC controls specificity, to ensure that appropriate immune responses are mounted to invading pathogens whilst maintaining tolerance to the host. It encodes molecules that act as sentinels, providing a snapshot of the health of the interior and exterior of the cell for immune surveillance. To maintain the ability to respond appropriately to any disease requires a delicate balance of expression and function, and many subtleties of the system have been described at the gene, individual and population level...
August 2017: Immunogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691096/nanoscale-simultaneous-chemical-and-mechanical-imaging-via-peak-force-infrared-microscopy
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Le Wang, Haomin Wang, Martin Wagner, Yong Yan, Devon S Jakob, Xiaoji G Xu
Nondestructive chemical and mechanical measurements of materials with ~10-nm spatial resolution together with topography provide rich information on the compositions and organizations of heterogeneous materials and nanoscale objects. However, multimodal nanoscale correlations are difficult to achieve because of the limitation on spatial resolution of optical microscopy and constraints from instrumental complexities. We report a novel noninvasive spectroscopic scanning probe microscopy method-peak force infrared (PFIR) microscopy-that allows chemical imaging, collection of broadband infrared spectra, and mechanical mapping at a spatial resolution of 10 nm...
June 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682003/impact-insertion-of-osteochondral-grafts-interference-fit-and-central-graft-reduction-affect-biomechanics-and-cartilage-damage
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Alvin W Su, Yunchan Chen, Dustin H Wailes, Van W Wong, Shengqiang Cai, Albert C Chen, William D Bugbee, Robert L Sah
An osteochondral graft (OCG) is an effective treatment for articular cartilage and osteochondral defects. Impact of an OCG during insertion into the osteochondral recipient site (OCR) can cause chondrocyte death and matrix damage. The aim of the present study was to analyze the effects of graft-host interference fit and a modified OCG geometry on OCG insertion biomechanics and cartilage damage. The effects of interference fit (radius of OCG - radius of OCR), loose (0.00mm), moderate (0.05mm), tight (0.10mm), and of a tight fit with OCG geometry modification (central region of decreased radius) were analyzed for OCG cylinders and OCR blocks from adult bovine knee joints with an instrumented drop tower apparatus...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676927/feasibility-and-limits-of-inguinal-hernia-repair-under-local-anaesthesia-in-a-limited-resource-environment-a-prospective-controlled-study
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S Bourgouin, Y Goudard, A Montcriol, J Bordes, A Nau, P Balandraud
PURPOSE: Local anaesthesia (LA) has proven effective for inguinal hernia repair in developed countries. Hernias in low to middle income countries represent a different issue. The aim of this study was to analyse the feasibility of LA for African hernia repairs in a limited resource environment. METHODS: Data from patients who underwent herniorrhaphy under LA or spinal anaesthesia (SA) by the 6th and 7th Forward Surgical Team were prospectively collected. All of the patients benefited from a transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block for postoperative analgesia...
July 4, 2017: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673214/randomised-comparison-of-three-types-of-continuous-anterior-abdominal-wall-block-after-midline-laparotomy-for-gynaecological-oncology-surgery
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P J Cowlishaw, P J Kotze, L Gleeson, N Chetty, L E Stanbury, P J Harms
Effective analgesia after midline laparotomy surgery is essential for enhanced recovery programs. We compared three types of continuous abdominal wall block for analgesia after midline laparotomy for gynaecological oncology surgery. We conducted a single-centre, double-blind randomised controlled trial. Ninety-four patients were randomised into three groups to receive two days of programmed intermittent boluses of ropivacaine (18 ml 0.5% ropivacaine every four hours) via either a transversus abdominis plane (TAP) catheter, posterior rectus sheath (PRS) catheter, or a subcutaneous (SC) catheter...
July 2017: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667547/transversus-abdominis-plane-tap-block-versus-thoracic-epidural-analgesia-tea-in-laparoscopic-colon-surgery-in-the-eras-program
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Basilio Pirrera, Vincenzo Alagna, Andrea Lucchi, Pierluigi Berti, Carlo Gabbianelli, Giacomo Martorelli, Lorella Mozzoni, Federico Ruggeri, Alessandro Ingardia, Giuseppe Nardi, Gianluca Garulli
AIM: The enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS) pathway and laparoscopic approach had been proven beneficial for patients and should now be considered as a standard of care in colorectal surgery. Multimodal analgesia is the gold standard in the ERAS program with the use of thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA). Few data are available on Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) blocks in laparoscopic colorectal surgery and ERAS pathway. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of TAP block compared to TEA in the management of postoperative pain and the impact on the recurrence of postoperative nausea, vomiting and ileus in laparoscopic colorectal surgery in the ERAS program...
July 1, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663649/the-analgesic-efficacy-of-dexamethasone-added-to-ropivacaine-in-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-transabdominal-hysterectomy-under-subarachnoid-block
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Jyoti P Deshpande, Poonam S Ghodki, Shalini P Sardesai
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block has been proven as a safe and effective analgesic technique for several lower abdominal surgeries. Various adjuvants have been used to intensify the quality and prolong the local anesthetic effect. We evaluated the analgesic efficacy of dexamethasone addition to ropivacaine in TAP block following open abdominal hysterectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After clearance from the Institutional Ethics Committee, a double-blind, prospective, randomized study was carried out on sixty patients aged 40-60 years posted for elective open abdominal hysterectomy comparing bilateral TAP block using 20 ml of 0...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663625/a-comparative-study-of-analgesic-efficacy-of-intrathecal-buprenorphine-with-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-postcesarean-delivery-analgesia
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Prakash Marappa, Manjunath Abloodu Chikkapillappa, Nagaraj Mungasuvalli Chennappa, Vinayak Seenappa Pujari
BACKGROUND: Women undergoing cesarean (CS) delivery present a unique set of challenges to the anesthetist in terms of postoperative pain management. This study was conducted to compare the analgesic efficacy of intrathecal buprenorphine (ITB) with ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block in post-CS delivery pain. METHODOLOGY: A prospective randomized comparative study of sixty American Society of Anesthesiologists physical status I and II pregnant patients divided into two groups of thirty each as ITB group and TAP block group after satisfying the inclusion criteria...
April 2017: Anesthesia, Essays and Researches
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651927/doxorubicin-plus-evofosfamide-versus-doxorubicin-alone-in-locally-advanced-unresectable-or-metastatic-soft-tissue-sarcoma-th-cr-406-sarc021-an-international-multicentre-open-label-randomised-phase-3-trial
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William D Tap, Zsuzsanna Papai, Brian A Van Tine, Steven Attia, Kristen N Ganjoo, Robin L Jones, Scott Schuetze, Damon Reed, Sant P Chawla, Richard F Riedel, Anders Krarup-Hansen, Maud Toulmonde, Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Peter Hohenberger, Giovanni Grignani, Lee D Cranmer, Scott Okuno, Mark Agulnik, William Read, Christopher W Ryan, Thierry Alcindor, Xavier F Garcia Del Muro, G Thomas Budd, Hussein Tawbi, Tillman Pearce, Stew Kroll, Denise K Reinke, Patrick Schöffski
BACKGROUND: Evofosfamide is a hypoxia-activated prodrug of bromo-isophosphoramide mustard. We aimed to assess the benefit of adding evofosfamide to doxorubicin as first-line therapy for advanced soft-tissue sarcomas. METHODS: We did this international, open-label, randomised, phase 3, multicentre trial (TH CR-406/SARC021) at 81 academic or community investigational sites in 13 countries. Eligible patients were aged 15 years or older with a diagnosis of an advanced unresectable or metastatic soft-tissue sarcoma, of intermediate or high grade, for which no standard curative therapy was available, an Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status of 0-1, and measurable disease by Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors version 1...
August 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643890/anatomical-evaluation-of-the-thoracolumbar-nerves-related-to-the-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-technique-in-the-dog
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F E Castañeda-Herrera, E F Buriticá-Gaviria, D F Echeverry-Bonilla
Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) is a fascial plane containing the thoracolumbar nerve branches that innervate the abdominal wall. Limited information is available on the anatomical organization of these nerve branches in the dog, which is of great importance for the success of the TAP block anaesthetic technique. The aim of this study was to describe the origin and conformation of thoracolumbar nerves running through the TAP in 20 hemi-abdominal walls of 10 adult mongrel dog cadavers with an average body weight of 12...
June 23, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
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