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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776610/comparative-evaluation-of-immune-responses-of-swine-in-prrs-stable-and-unstable-herds
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Michele Drigo, Enrico Giacomini, Massimiliano Lazzaro, Daniela Pasotto, Dania Bilato, Jessica Ruggeri, Maria Beatrice Boniotti, Giovani Loris Alborali, Massimo Amadori
Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) is an elusive model of host/virus relationship in which disease is determined by virus pathogenicity, pig breed susceptibility and phenotype, microbial infectious pressure and environmental conditions. Successful disease control in PRRS-endemic Countries corresponds to "stability", i.e. a condition with no clinical signs of PRRS in the breeding-herd population and no viremia in weaning-age pigs. The aim of this work was to compare the profile and time-course of humoral and cell-mediated immunity in stable and unstable herds, respectively...
June 2018: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774399/endothelial-dysfunction-following-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-influence-of-patient-and-procedural-factors
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J Hadem, R Rossnick, B Hesse, M Herr, M Hansen, A Bergmann, G Kensah, C Maess, H Baraki, P Kümpers, A Lukasz, I Kutschka
BACKGROUND: Angiopoietin-2 (Angpt2) mediates endothelial dysfunction (ED) following coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Its triggers are, however, poorly understood. METHODS: We examined the time course of ED beyond the early phase of postoperative recovery in 75 patients following CABG with a special focus on different cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) modes as potential triggers of Angpt2 release. RESULTS: Nine patients (12.0%) underwent off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB), 31 patients (41...
May 17, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772591/-monitoring-and-modern-hemodynamic-concepts-in-cardiac-anesthesia
#3
Matthias Heringlake, Christian Schmidt, Sebastian Brandt
Patients undergoing cardiac surgery are growing older, present with more comorbidities, and are frequently scheduled for more complex and prolonged surgical procedures. Routine application of neurological as well as extended hemodynamic monitoring combined with goal-directed perioperative hemodynamic optimization, targeting optimization of systemic and cerebral oxygen balance, show promise to reduce postoperative complications and to improve mortality in this high risk population. Expert recommendations suggest to avoid synthetic colloids for fluid optimization...
May 2018: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772253/interstitial-ion-homeostasis-and-acid-base-balance-are-maintained-in-oedematous-brain-of-mice-with-acute-toxic-liver-failure
#4
Marta Obara-Michlewska, Fengfei Ding, Mariusz Popek, Alexei Verkhratsky, Maiken Nedergaard, Magdalena Zielinska, Jan Albrecht
Acute toxic liver failure (ATLF) rapidly leads to brain oedema and neurological decline. We evaluated the ability of ATLF-affected brain to control the ionic composition and acid-base balance of the interstitial fluid. ATLF was induced in 10-12 weeks old male C57Bl mice by single intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of 100 μg/g azoxymethane (AOM). Analyses were carried out in cerebral cortex of precomatous mice 20-24 h after AOM administration. Brain fluid status was evaluated by measuring apparent diffusion coefficient [ADC] using NMR spectroscopy, Evans Blue extravasation, and accumulation of an intracisternally-injected fluorescent tracer...
May 14, 2018: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771386/immunotherapy-in-cns-cancers-the-role-of-immune-cell-trafficking
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Nivedita M Ratnam, Mark R Gilbert, Amber J Giles
Glioblastoma (GBM) is a highly malignant CNS tumor with very poor survival despite intervention with conventional therapeutic strategies. Although the CNS is separated from the immune system by the blood-brain barrier (BBB) and the blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier (BCSFB), emerging evidence of immune surveillance and the selective infiltration of GBMs by immune suppressive cells indicates that there is breakdown or compromise of these physical barriers. This in turn offers hope that immunotherapy can be applied to specifically target and reduce tumor burden...
May 15, 2018: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769818/carbohydrate-mouth-rinse-and-hydration-strategies-on-cycling-performance-in-30-km-time-trial-a-randomized-crossover-controlled-trial
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Amanda M J Ferreira, Luiz F Farias-Junior, Thaynan A A Mota, Hassan M Elsangedy, Aline Marcadenti, Telma M A M Lemos, Alexandre H Okano, Ana P T Fayh
The aim of this study was to investigate whether carbohydrate mouth rinse (CMR) improves physical performance of cyclists during a 30-km time trial test and its influence on water balance compared to other strategies of fluid intake. Eleven recreationally trained male cyclists completed a 30 km time trial cycle ergometer under three experimental interventions: (a) CMR, (b) drinking to replace all weight loss (DWL), and (c) drinking "ad libitum" (DAL). Time to complete the 30 km time trial, heart rate, average power, velocity, weight loss, urine color, urine density and pH were evaluated...
June 2018: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766608/effects-of-supplementary-desalted-mother-liquor-as-replacement-of-commercial-salt-in-diet-for-thai-native-cattle-on-digestibility-energy-and-nitrogen-balance-and-rumen-conditions
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Yoshiaki Sato, Wanna Angthong, Patima Butcha, Motoharu Takeda, Kazato Oishi, Hiroyuki Hirooka, Hajime Kumagai
Four Thai native cattle were used in a 4 × 4 Latin square design experiment to evaluate the availability of desalted mother liquor (DML) as replacement of salt in concentrate. Each cattle was assigned to one of the following concentrate feeding treatments: C1, 1% NaCl was added as salt; C2, 2% NaCl was added as salt; D1, 1% NaCl was replaced by DML; D2, 2% NaCl was replaced by DML, on a dry matter (DM) basis. The animals were fed rice straw and experimental concentrates (40:60) at 1.9% of body weight on a DM basis, daily...
May 16, 2018: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765932/fluid-overload-and-renal-angina-index-at-admission-are-associated-with-worse-outcomes-in-critically-ill-children
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Sidharth K Sethi, Veena Raghunathan, Shilpi Shah, Maninder Dhaliwal, Pranaw Jha, Maneesh Kumar, Sravanthi Paluri, Shyam Bansal, Maroun J Mhanna, Rupesh Raina
Objectives: We investigated the association of fluid overload and oxygenation in critically sick children, and their correlation with various outcomes (duration of ventilation, ICU stay, and mortality). We also assessed whether renal angina index (RAI) at admission can predict mortality or acute kidney injury (AKI) on day 3 after admission. Design and setting: Prospective study, pediatric intensive care in a tertiary hospital. Duration: June 2013-June 2014. Patients: Patients were included if they needed invasive mechanical ventilation for >24 h and had an indwelling arterial catheter...
2018: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763777/incorporation-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-into-morning-round-is-associated-with-improvement-in-clinical-outcomes-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis
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Zhonghua Chen, Yucai Hong, Junru Dai, Lifeng Xing
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been widely used in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, it is largely unknown whether the use of POCUS is associated with improved patient-important outcomes. The study aimed to investigate whether incorporation of POCUS during morning round on a routine basis was able to improve clinical outcomes in critically ill patients with sepsis. DESIGN: It was a prospective observational study. SETTING: A tertiary care emergency intensive care unit...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761915/reduction-of-parenteral-nutrition-and-hydration-support-and-safety-with-long-term-teduglutide-treatment-in-patients-with-short-bowel-syndrome-associated-intestinal-failure-steps-3-study
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Douglas L Seidner, Ken Fujioka, Joseph I Boullata, Kishore Iyer, Hak-Myung Lee, Thomas R Ziegler
BACKGROUND: Patients with intestinal failure associated with short bowel syndrome (SBS-IF) require parenteral support (PS) to maintain fluid balance or nutrition. Teduglutide (TED) reduced PS requirements in patients with SBS-IF in the randomized, placebo (PBO)-controlled STEPS study (NCT00798967) and its 2-year, open-label extension, STEPS-2 (NCT00930644). METHODS: STEPS-3 (NCT01560403), a 1-year, open-label extension study in patients with SBS-IF who completed STEPS-2, further monitored the safety and efficacy of TED (0...
May 15, 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760662/targeting-renin-angiotensin-system-against-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Abadi Kahsu Gebre, Birhanetensay Masresha Altaye, Tesfay Mehari Atey, Kald Beshir Tuem, Derbew Fikadu Berhe
Renin Angiotensin System (RAS) is a hormonal system that regulates blood pressure and fluid balance through a coordinated action of renal, cardiovascular, and central nervous systems. In addition to its hemodynamic regulatory role, RAS involves in many brain activities, including memory acquisition and consolidation. This review has summarized the involvement of RAS in the pathology of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and the outcomes of treatment with RAS inhibitors. We have discussed the effect of brain RAS in the amyloid plaque (Aβ) deposition, oxidative stress, neuroinflammation, and vascular pathology which are directly and indirectly associated with AD...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760196/perinodal-adipose-tissue-participates-in-immune-protection-through-a-lymphatic-vessel-independent-route
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Yujia Lin, Glory Leung, Dante Louie, Ania Bogoslowski, James Ross, Paul Kubes, Pierre-Yves von der Weid, Shan Liao
Lymphatic vessels remove and transport excess interstitial fluid to lymph nodes (LNs) for fluid balance and immune protection. LNs are typically surrounded by perinodal adipose tissue (PAT). However, PAT is a blood vessel-rich but lymphatic-rare tissue; therefore, how excess fluid in PAT is removed remains unclear. Using C57BL/6 mice, fluorescent dye tracing and transmission electron microscopy results suggest that fluid in PAT can travel to the LN via collagen I+ channels (PAT-LN conduits), merge into a collagen-rich space between the PAT and LN capsule (PAT-LN sinus), and may enter the LN via the LN capsule-associated conduits...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756693/multi-parametric-functional-hemodynamic-optimization-improves-postsurgical-outcome-after-intermediate-risk-open-gastrointestinal-surgery-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pavel Szturz, Pavel Folwarczny, Roman Kula, Jan Neiser, Pavel Ševčík, Jan Benes
BACKGROUND: Perioperative goal directed therapy (pGDT) using flow monitoring has been associated with improved outcomes. However, its protocols are often based on stroke volume only: as a target for fluid loading, inotropic support and vasopresors (via mathematical coupling of systemic vascular resistance). In this trial, we have tested the multi- parametric pGDT protocol based on esophageal Doppler variables (corrected flow time, peak velocity) in intermediate-to-high risk patients undergoing gastrointestinal surgery...
May 11, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753914/fluorescence-correlation-spectroscopy-to-find-the-critical-balance-between-extracellular-association-and-intracellular-dissociation-of-mrna-complexes
#14
Heyang Zhang, Stefaan C De Smedt, Katrien Remaut
Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy (FCS) is a promising tool to study interactions on a single molecule level. The diffusion of fluorescent molecules in and out of the excitation volume of a confocal microscope leads to the fluorescence fluctuations that give information on the average number of fluorescent molecules present in the excitation volume and their diffusion coefficients. In this context, we complexed mRNA into lipoplexes and polyplexes and explored the association/dissociation degree of complexes by using gel electrophoresis and FCS...
May 10, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753046/identification-of-two-isoforms-of-pop-in-the-domestic-silkworm-bombyx-mori-cloning-characterization-and-expression-analysis
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Ping Fu, Wei Sun, Juan Lai, Yi-Hong Shen, Ze Zhang
Two isoforms, Bmpop-a and Bmpop-b, were cloned and characterized, which were found to encode prolyl oligopeptidase (Pop) of the domestic silkworm Bombyx mori. The full lengths of Bmpop-a and Bmpop-b were 2497 and 2508 bp, deducing 707 and 740 amino acids, respectively. Both of them, possessing the typical characteristics of the Pop family of serine proteinase, were detected to be expressed among different tissues and development stages at the transcription and translation levels. Soluble recombinant BmPop-a (rBmPop-a) had oligopeptidase activity toward the substrates, Z-Gly-Pro-pNA, Z-Gly-Pro-AMC and angiotensin I...
May 9, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750825/cyclamen-europaeum-extract-for-acute-sinusitis
#16
REVIEW
Anca Zalmanovici Trestioreanu, Ankur Barua, Barak Pertzov
BACKGROUND: Acute sinusitis is a common reason for primary care encounters. It causes significant symptoms including facial pain, congested nose, headache, thick nasal mucus, fever, and cough and often results in time off work or school. Sinusitis treatment focuses on eliminating causative factors and controlling the inflammatory and infectious components. The frozen, dried, natural fluid extract of the Cyclamen europaeum plant delivered intranasally is thought to have beneficial effects in relieving congestion by facilitating nasal drainage, and has an anti-inflammatory effect...
May 11, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750699/implementation-of-closed-loop-assisted-intra-operative-goal-directed-fluid-therapy-during-major-abdominal-surgery-a-case-control-study-with-propensity-matching
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Alexandre Joosten, Sean Coeckelenbergh, Amelie Delaporte, Brigitte Ickx, Jean Closset, Thierry Roumeguere, Luc Barvais, Luc Van Obbergh, Maxime Cannesson, Joseph Rinehart, Philippe Van der Linden
BACKGROUND: Goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) has been associated with improved patient outcomes. However, implementation of GDFT protocols remains low despite growing published evidence and the recommendations of multiple regulatory bodies in Europe. We developed a closed-loop-assisted GDFT management system linked to a pulse contour monitor to assist anaesthesiologists in applying GDFT. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of our closed-loop system in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery in an academic hospital without a GDFT programme...
May 9, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746803/urine-specific-gravity-as-an-indicator-of-dehydration-in-olympic-combat-sport-athletes-considerations-for-research-and-practice
#18
Damir Zubac, Reid Reale, Hrvoje Karnincic, Anamaria Sivric, Igor Jelaska
Urine specific gravity (USG ) is the most commonly reported biochemical marker used in research and applied settings to detect fluid deficits in athletes, including those participating in combat sports. Despite the popularity of its use, there has been a growing debate regarding the diagnostic accuracy and the applicability of USG in characterizing whole-body fluid status and fluctuations. Moreover, recent investigations report universally high prevalence of hypohydration (∼90%) via USG assessment in combat sport athletes, often in spite of stable body-mass...
May 10, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745386/optical-calorimetry-in-microfluidic-droplets
#19
Jacob Chamoun, Ashish Pattekar, Farzaneh Afshinmanesh, Joerg Martini, Michael I Recht
A novel microfluidic calorimeter that measures the enthalpy change of reactions occurring in 100 μm diameter aqueous droplets in fluoropolymer oil has been developed. The aqueous reactants flow into a microfluidic droplet generation chip in separate fluidic channels, limiting contact between the streams until immediately before they form the droplet. The diffusion-driven mixing of reactants is predominantly restricted to within the droplet. The temperature change in droplets due to the heat of reaction is measured optically by recording the reflectance spectra of encapsulated thermochromic liquid crystals (TLC) that are added to one of the reactant streams...
May 10, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743397/-transplantation-associated-thrombotic-microangiopathy-confirmed-by-renal-biopsy
#20
Satoshi Miyamoto, Shunsuke Kimura, Yosuke Hosoya, Daisuke Hasegawa, Hisashi Ishida, Atsuro Daida, Toshihiro Matsui, Yuri Yoshimoto, Shinsuke Hirabayashi, Takuya Fujimaru, Tadashi Kumamoto, Shin-Ichiro Mori, Koyu Suzuki, Atsushi Manabe
An eight-year-old girl with myelodysplastic syndrome (refractory cytopenia) received a bone marrow transplant (BMT) from an unrelated donor because of immunosuppressive therapy failure. Following administration of foscarnet for cytomegalovirus reactivation at day40 post-BMT, serum creatinine increased, and proteinuria, hematuria, and hypertension gradually exacerbated and became prolonged. However, neither schistocytosis nor other organ damage was evident. At six months post-BMT, renal biopsy revealed diffuse glomerular damage with glomerular lobulation, a double contour of the glomerular basement membrane, erythrocyte congestion and thrombi in the glomerular endocapillaries, and mesangiolysis, confirming the diagnosis of transplantation-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TA-TMA)...
2018: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
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