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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906468/optimal-timing-of-hepatitis-c-treatment-for-patients-on-the-liver-transplant-waiting-list
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Jagpreet Chhatwal, Sumeyye Samur, Brian Kues, Turgay Ayer, Mark S Roberts, Fasiha Kanwal, Chin Hur, Drew Michael S Donnell, Raymond T Chung
: The availability of oral direct-acting antiviral (DAAs) has altered the hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment paradigm for both pre- and post-liver transplant (LT) patients. There is a perceived trade-off between pre- versus post-LT treatment of HCV-treatment may improve liver function but potentially decrease the likelihood of a necessary LT. Our objective was to identify LT-eligible patients with decompensated cirrhosis who would benefit (and not benefit) from pre-LT treatment based on their MELD scores...
November 5, 2016: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896854/decreased-graft-survival-in-liver-transplant-recipients-of-donors-with-positive-blood-cultures-a-review-of-the-unos-dataset
#2
Moises A Huaman, Valery Vilchez, Xiaonan Mei, Malay B Shah, Michael F Daily, Jonathan Berger, Roberto Gedaly
Liver transplantation using blood culture positive donors (BCPD) has allowed a significant expansion of the donor pool. We aimed to characterize BCPD and assess the outcomes of BCPD liver transplant recipients. We retrieved data from the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) registry on all adults who underwent primary, single organ deceased-donor liver transplantation in the U.S. between 2008 and 2013. Patients were classified in two cohorts: the BCPD cohort and the non-BCPD cohort. One-year graft and patient survival were compared between cohorts using Kaplan-Meier estimates and Cox models...
November 29, 2016: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890888/cloning-and-expression-of-a-novel-catechol-o-methyltransferase-in-common-marmosets
#3
Shotaro Uehara, Yasuhiro Uno, Takashi Inoue, Erika Sasaki, Hiroshi Yamazaki
Catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) catalyzes the O-methylation of endogenous catechol amines and estrogens and exogenous catechol-type of drugs. A Parkinson's disease model of common marmoset (Callithrix jacchus) has been widely used in preclinical studies to evaluate inhibitory potential of new drug candidates on marmoset COMT. Despite COMT inhibitors could potentiate the pharmacological action of levodopa on Parkinson's disease in animal models, marmoset COMT cDNA has not yet been identified and characterized...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890439/a-japanese-nationwide-multicenter-survey-on-perioperative-complications-of-corrective-fusion-for-elderly-patients-with-adult-spinal-deformity
#4
Yu Yamato, Yukihiro Matsuyama, Kazuhiro Hasegawa, Yoichi Aota, Tsutomu Akazawa, Takahiro Iida, Kazumasa Ueyama, Koki Uno, Tokumi Kanemura, Noriaki Kawakami, Toshiaki Kotani, Masashi Takaso, Jun Takahashi, Masato Tanaka, Hiroshi Taneichi, Taichi Tsuji, Hideo Hosoe, Joji Mochida, Takachika Shimizu, Ikuho Yonezawa, Kota Watanabe, Morio Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: Recently, corrective fusion surgery for patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) has become common in Japan. This study aimed to clarify the status of surgeries for ASD in Japan, focusing on perioperative complications. A nationwide multicenter survey gathering information on surgically treated ASD patients was conducted by the committee for Adult Spinal Deformity of the Japanese Scoliosis Society. METHODS: This study was a review of retrospectively collected data from 18 spine scoliosis centers belonging to the Japanese Scoliosis Society...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888756/isolated-heart-transplant-and-combined-heart-liver-transplant-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease-patients-insights-from-the-united-network-of-organ-sharing
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Elisa A Bradley, Krong-On Pinyoluksana, Melissa Moore-Clingenpeel, Yongjie Miao, Curt Daniels
BACKGROUND/METHODS: The aging patient with severe congenital heart disease (CHD) faces many challenges: heart failure, arrhythmia, and in the Fontan patient, liver disease. Our goal was to define combined heart liver transplant (CHLT) and isolated orthotopic heart transplant (OHT) outcomes in U.S. adult CHD patients. The U.S. United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) thoracic and liver databases were queried for cardiac and CHD diagnoses, from inception-2014. RESULTS: In CHLT, CHD made up 22% of waitlist patients (non-CHD n=262 vs...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888752/factors-influencing-brain-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-healthy-pregnant-women
#6
Michinori Mayama, Masato Yoshihara, Kaname Uno, Sho Tano, Takehiko Takeda, Mayu Ukai, Yasuyuki Kishigami, Hidenori Oguchi
BACKGROUND: The normal range of plasma brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) in pregnant women is still unclear. Moreover, pregnant women experience dynamic body weight changes and suffer from anemia, but effects on maternal BNP have not been investigated. This study aimed to reveal the normal plasma BNP range and examine the effects of physiological changes on BNP among pregnant women. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma BNP, hemoglobin, plasma creatinine and BMI were measured in 58 non-pregnant control women and in 773 normal pregnant women at late pregnancy, early postpartum and 1-month postpartum...
November 10, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886613/computed-tomography-is-important-in-appropriately-diagnosing-patients-with-third-degree-atrioventricular-block-and-second-degree-atrioventricular-block-but-not-wenckebach-type
#7
Hiroyuki Takaoka, Nobusada Funabashi, Koya Ozawa, Masae Uehara, Marehiko Ueda, Takuro Horikoshi, Takashi Uno, Yoshio Kobayashi
PURPOSE: To evaluate CT utility for detection of cardiac or lung abnormalities in the diagnosis of organic cardiac disease in subjects with second- or third-degree atrioventricular block (AVB) excepting Wenckebach type. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 50 consecutive patients (25 male; 64±15years) with de novo third- or second-degree AVB underwent both TTE and a combination of cardiac and chest 320 slice CT (Aquilion one, Toshiba Medical) and were retrospectively analyzed...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884629/urgent-listing-exceptions-and-outcomes-in-pediatric-heart-transplantation-comparison-to-standard-criteria-patients
#8
Ryan R Davies, Michael A McCulloch, Shylah Haldeman, Samuel S Gidding, Christian Pizarro
BACKGROUND: United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) policy enables listing exceptions to avoid penalizing patients with waitlist mortality not captured by standard criteria. Outcomes among patients listed by exception have not been analyzed. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of pediatric (≤17 years of age, n = 4,706) listings (2006 to 2015) for primary, isolated heart transplantation within the UNOS data set, assessing Status 1A exception (n = 211, 4...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884469/chinese-province-scale-source-apportionments-for-sulfate-aerosol-in-2005-evaluated-by-the-tagged-tracer-method
#9
Syuichi Itahashi, Hiroshi Hayami, Keiya Yumimoto, Itsushi Uno
Appropriate policies to improve air quality by reducing anthropogenic emissions are urgently needed. This is typified by the particulate matter (PM) problem and it is well known that one type of PM, sulfate aerosol (SO4(2-)), has a large-scale impact due to long range transport. In this study we evaluate the source-receptor relationships of SO4(2-) over East Asia for 2005, when anthropogenic sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions from China peaked. SO2 emissions from China have been declining since 2005-2006, so the possible maximum impact of Chinese contributions of SO4(2-) is evaluated...
November 22, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878821/liver-transplantation-for-fibrolamellar-hepatocellular-carcinoma-a-national-perspective
#10
Leonardo Garcia Atienza, Jonathan Berger, Xiaonan Mei, Malay B Shah, Michael F Daily, Alla Grigorian, Roberto Gedaly
BACKGROUND: Fibrolamellar Hepatocellular Carcinoma (FL-HCC) is a rare primary liver tumor that usually presents in younger patients without underlying liver disease. METHODS: We queried the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) database between October 1988 and January 2013 to evaluate outcomes in patients with FL-HCC undergoing liver transplantation in the United States compared to patients with conventional Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC). RESULTS: Sixty-three patients were identified (57% female, mean age 30 years)...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871835/development-of-flexible-nanocarriers-for-sirna-delivery-into-tumor-tissue
#11
Hyunkyung Jung, Yuri Shimatani, Mahadi Hasan, Kohei Uno, Susumu Hama, Kentaro Kogure
Various non-viral delivery systems for small interfering RNAs (siRNA) have been developed. Such delivery systems generally exhibit tightly formed spherical structures. While such carriers have demonstrated good transfection activity in mono-layered cell systems, effects against solid tumors are often less apparent and difficult to demonstrate, likely due to the rigid structures of the carriers, which may prevent penetration to deeper regions within tumor tissue. Herein, we developed a flexible nanocarrier (FNC) system that is able to penetrate to deeper regions within tumor tissue...
November 18, 2016: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870890/latitudinal-diversity-of-culex-pipiens-biotypes-and-hybrids-in-farm-peri-urban-and-wetland-habitats-in-europe
#12
Chantal B F Vogels, Tim W R Möhlmann, Diede Melsen, Guido Favia, Uno Wennergren, Constantianus J M Koenraadt
Despite the presence of Culex (Cx.) pipiens mosquitoes and circulation of West Nile virus (WNV), WNV outbreaks have so far not occurred in northern Europe. The species Cx. pipiens consists of two morphologically identical biotypes, pipiens and molestus, which can form hybrids. Until now, population dynamic studies of Cx. pipiens have not differentiated between biotypes and hybrids at the European scale, nor have they used comparative surveillance approaches. We therefore aimed to elucidate the relative abundance of Cx...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867683/logical-hypothesis-low-fodmap-diet-to-prevent-diverticulitis
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Yoshiharu Uno, Jennifer C van Velkinburgh
Despite little evidence for the therapeutic benefits of a high-fiber diet for diverticulitis, it is commonly recommended as part of the clinical management. The ongoing uncertainty of the cause(s) of diverticulitis confounds attempts to determine the validity of this therapy. However, the features of a high-fiber diet represent a logical contradiction for colon diverticulitis. Considering that Bernoulli's principle, by which enlarged diameter of the lumen leads to increased pressure and decreased fluid velocity, might contribute to development of the diverticulum...
November 6, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867177/image-quality-characteristics-of-the-3d-parallel-imaging-method-caipirinha-in-abdominal-mri
#14
Ryohei Hatakeyama, Takeshi Makabe, Manami Karino, Ayaka Sasaki, Arisa Takami, Takuma Umemura, Hiroyuki Uno
This study investigated the image quality using controlled aliasing in parallel imaging results in higher acceleration (CAIPIRINHA) to shorten the imaging time in dynamic abdominal examinations. Comparisons with the conventional generalized autocalibrating partially parallel acquisitions (GRAPPA) method were made by changing the sampling shift in CAIPIRINHA using a 3.0 T MRI. The measurements included the visual evaluation of five stages, the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), and contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) in phantom experiments...
2016: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866925/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-and-post-heart-transplant-outcomes-among-united-states-adults
#15
Sandip Zalawadiya, Marat Fudim, Geetha Bhat, William Cotts, JoAnn Lindenfeld
BACKGROUND: Patients supported with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) are given priority listing status for heart transplant (HT). Data on post-HT outcomes for adults with ECMO support at the time of HT are limited. METHODS: We analyzed data from the United Network for Organ Registry (UNOS) registry for 157 ECMO-supported adults (age ≥ 18 years) undergoing HT after January 1, 2000. Data at the time of HT were examined for their association with post-transplant mortality using multivariable Cox proportional hazard analyses...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865699/tnf-%C3%AE-inhibits-the-growth-of-legionella-pneumophila-in-airway-epithelial-cells-by-inducing-apoptosis
#16
Yasuhide Kawamoto, Yoshitomo Morinaga, Yumiko Kimura, Norihito Kaku, Kosuke Kosai, Naoki Uno, Hiroo Hasegawa, Katsunori Yanagihara
BACKGROUND: TNF-α plays an important role in the pathogenesis of Legionella pneumophila (Lp)-induced pneumonia. Patients undergoing anti-TNF-α therapy are at an increased risk of Lp infection. Lp infects both phagocytic and non-phagocytic cells such as airway epithelial cells; however, the role of TNF-α in airway epithelial cells is unknown. METHODS: Human airway epithelial cell line NCI-H292 was infected with Lp NUL1 strain. After infection, both intracellular growth of Lp and cell death were evaluated after treating the cells with or without TNF-α...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Infection and Chemotherapy: Official Journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865084/-cyberstalking-among-italian-nurses-a-large-multicentric-study
#17
Dania Comparcini, Valentina Simonetti, Roberto Lupo, Francesco Galli, Paul Bocij, Giancarlo Cicolini
SCOPO: Determinare la prevalenza di cyberstalking tra gli infermieri italiani e valutare il livello di ansia e depressione nelle vittime. METODO: Da aprile a settembre 2014 è stato condotto uno studio multicentrico trasversale in un campione di infermieri italiani (n=997) utilizzando il questionario "Cyberstalking" per analizzare il fenomeno del cyberstalking. Ai partecipanti, che si sono autodefinite vittime di cyberstalking, è stato chiesto anche di compilare gli strumenti "Beck Depression Inventory" e "State-Trait Anxiety Inventory" per valutare, rispettivamente, i livelli di depressione ed ansia...
July 2016: Professioni Infermieristiche
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862317/impact-of-insurance-status-on-heart-transplant-waitlist-mortality-for-patients-with-left-ventricular-assist-devices
#18
Sitaramesh Emani, Dmitry Tumin, Randi E Foraker, Don Hayes, Sakima A Smith
OBJECTIVES: To test the hypotheses that receipt of Medicaid or Medicare (versus private insurance or self-pay) and low socioeconomic status (SES) leads to increased mortality and lower chances of transplantation among heart transplant (HTx) candidates with Bridge to Transplant Left Ventricular Assist Devices (BTT LVAD). BACKGROUND: Survival while awaiting HTx has improved with the use of BTT LVADs. However, it is unknown if benefits extend uniformly across patient groups based on insurance status...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860456/independent-prognostic-factors-for-posttransplant-survival-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-undergoing-liver-transplantation
#19
Minzhi Xing, Hyun S Kim
The aim of this study was to investigate longitudinal trends in locoregional therapy (LRT) use in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients listed for transplant, and evaluate independent prognostic factors for overall survival (OS) in HCC patients undergoing orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT). The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) database was used to identify HCC patients listed for liver transplantation from 1988 to 2014, and longitudinal rates of bridging LRT were calculated. OLT recipients listed from 2002 to 2013 and transplanted up to 2014, with ≥1 year of follow-up were further analyzed...
November 16, 2016: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860278/key-structural-elements-of-unsymmetrical-cyanine-dyes-for-highly-sensitive-fluorescence-turn-on-dna-probe
#20
Kakishi Uno, Taeko Sasaki, Nagisa Sugimoto, Hideto Ito, Taishi Nishihara, Shinya Hagihara, Tetsuya Higashiyama, Narie Sasaki, Yoshikatsu Sato, Kenichiro Itami
Unsymmetrical cyanine dyes such as thiazole orange are useful for detecting nucleic acids with fluorescence because they dramatically enhance the fluorescence upon binding to nucleic acids. In this paper, we synthesized a series of unsymmetrical cyanine dyes and evaluated their fluorescence properties. A systematic structure-property relationship study has uncovered that the dialkylamino group at the 2-position of quinoline in a series of unsymmetrical cyanine dyes plays a critical role in the fluorescence enhancement...
November 15, 2016: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
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