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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730312/hydrophilic-interaction-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-for-quantitation-of-paralytic-shellfish-toxins-validation-and-application-to-reference-materials
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Krista M Thomas, Daniel G Beach, Kelley L Reeves, Ryan S Gibbs, Elliott S Kerrin, Pearse McCarron, Michael A Quilliam
Paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs) are potent neurotoxins produced by marine dinoflagellates that are responsible for paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) in humans. This work highlights our ongoing efforts to develop quantitative methods for PSTs using hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HILIC-MS/MS). Compared with the commonly used method of liquid chromatography with post-column oxidation and fluorescence detection (LC-ox-FLD), HILIC-MS/MS has the potential of being more robust, sensitive and straightforward to operate, and provides unequivocal confirmation of toxin identity...
July 20, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728924/strabismus-measurements-with-novel-video-goggles
#2
Konrad P Weber, Daniel Rappoport, Muriel Dysli, Tanja Schmückle Meier, Guy B Marks, Christopher J Bockisch, Klara Landau, Hamish G MacDougall
PURPOSE: To assess the validity of a novel, simplified, noninvasive test for strabismus using video goggles. DESIGN: Cross-sectional method comparison study in which the new test, the strabismus video goggles, is compared with the existing reference standard, the Hess screen test. PARTICIPANTS: We studied 41 adult and child patients aged ≥6 years with ocular misalignment owing to congenital or acquired paralytic or comitant strabismus and 17 healthy volunteers...
July 17, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711010/the-paralytic-shellfish-toxin-saxitoxin-enters-the-cytoplasm-and-induces-apoptosis-of-oyster-immune-cells-through-a-caspase-dependent-pathway
#3
Celina Abi-Khalil, Darren S Finkelstein, Genevieve Conejero, Justin Du Bois, Delphine Destoumieux-Garzon, Jean Luc Rolland
Exposure of the toxin-producing dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella (A. catenella) was previously demonstrated to cause apoptosis of hemocytes in the oyster species Crassostrea gigas. In this work, a coumarin-labeled saxitoxin appeared to spread throughout the cytoplasm of the hemocytes. PSTs, including saxitoxin, were also shown to be directly responsible for inducing apoptosis in hemocytes, a process dependent on caspase activation and independent of reactive oxygen species (ROS) production. A series of in vitro labelling and microscopy experiments revealed that STX and analogs there of induced nuclear condensation, phosphatidylserine exposure, membrane permeability, and DNA fragmentation of hemocytes...
July 8, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692343/pulsotype-diversity-of-clostridium-botulinum-strains-containing-serotypes-a-and-or-b-genes
#4
Jessica L Halpin, Lavin Joseph, Janet K Dykes, Loretta McCroskey, Elise Smith, Denise Toney, Steven Stroika, Kelley Hise, Susan Maslanka, Carolina Lúquez
Clostridium botulinum strains are prevalent in the environment and produce a potent neurotoxin that causes botulism, a rare but serious paralytic disease. In 2010, a national PulseNet database was established to curate C. botulinum pulsotypes and facilitate epidemiological investigations, particularly for serotypes A and B strains frequently associated with botulism cases in the United States. Between 2010 and 2014 we performed pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) using a PulseNet protocol, uploaded the resulting PFGE patterns into a national database, and analyzed data according to PulseNet criteria (UPGMA clustering, Dice coefficient, 1...
July 10, 2017: Foodborne Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689170/late-outcomes-of-gold-weights-and-platinum-chains-for-upper-eyelid-loading
#5
We Fong Siah, Sonali Nagendran, Petrina Tan, Syed Mustafa Ali Ahmad, Andre S Litwin, Raman Malhotra
AIM: To identify late outcomes of gold weights (GWs) and platinum chains (PCs) for upper eyelid loading in the management of lagophthalmos. METHODS: A retrospective case series of upper eyelid GWs and PCs at a single centre over a 10-year period (2004-2013). Two independent, blinded assessors graded standard photographs for any weight-related morbidity (poor upper eyelid contour, weight prominence and migration). RESULTS: Primary upper eyelid loading (high-tarsal technique) was performed in 154 eyelids of 136 patients (facial nerve palsy, n=99; non-paralytic, n=37)...
July 8, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678580/reconstructive-subperiosteal-midface-lift-a-three-nonvisible-incision-approach
#6
Marco Sales-Sanz, Constanza Barrancos, Hae-Ryung Won-Kim, Andrea Sales-Sanz, César Colmenero
This article describes our surgical technique for subperiosteal midface elevation in patients with paralytic lower eyelid malposition or cicatricial inferior eyelid retraction. Nineteen patients with paralytic lower eyelid malposition and 15 patients with cicatricial inferior eyelid retraction underwent a subperiosteal midface lift (n = 34). The procedure was performed under local anesthesia through three nonvisible incisions. A transconjunctival incision allows preseptal dissection to the orbital rim, followed by a subperiosteal dissection of the midface...
July 5, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678186/whole-transcriptomic-analysis-provides-insights-into-molecular-mechanisms-for-toxin-biosynthesis-in-a-toxic-dinoflagellate-alexandrium-catenella-achk-t
#7
Yong Zhang, Shu-Fei Zhang, Lin Lin, Da-Zhi Wang
Paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs), a group of neurotoxic alkaloids, are the most potent biotoxins for aquatic ecosystems and human health. Marine dinoflagellates and freshwater cyanobacteria are two producers of PSTs. The biosynthesis mechanism of PSTs has been well elucidated in cyanobacteria; however, it remains ambiguous in dinoflagellates. Here, we compared the transcriptome profiles of a toxin-producing dinoflagellate Alexandrium catenella (ACHK-T) at different toxin biosynthesis stages within the cell cycle using RNA-seq...
July 5, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661471/development-and-validation-of-a-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry-method-coupled-with-dispersive-solid-phase-extraction-for-simultaneous-quantification-of-eight-paralytic-shellfish-poisoning-toxins-in-shellfish
#8
Xianli Yang, Lei Zhou, Yanglan Tan, Xizhi Shi, Zhiyong Zhao, Dongxia Nie, Changyan Zhou, Hong Liu
In this study, a high-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS/MS) method was developed for simultaneous determination of eight paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) toxins, including saxitoxin (STX), neosaxitoxin (NEO), gonyautoxins (GTX1-4) and the N-sulfo carbamoyl toxins C1 and C2, in sea shellfish. The samples were extracted by acetonitrile/water (80:20, v/v) with 0.1% formic and purified by dispersive solid-phase extraction (dSPE) with C18 silica and acidic alumina. Qualitative and quantitative detection for the target toxins were conducted under the multiple reaction monitoring (MRM) mode by using the positive electrospray ionization (ESI) mode after chromatographic separation on a TSK-gel Amide-80 HILIC column with water and acetonitrile...
June 29, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645124/-paralytic-ileus-with-fatal-consequence-under-psychotropic%C3%A2-medication
#9
Ingo Runte, Ulrich Hamberger
In the area of Bielefeld there occurred a striking accumulation of four cases of death as a consequence of a paralytic ileus within a period of two years. All four patients suffered from a psychotic disorder and had taken psychotropic medication for many years. After exclusion of other causes, the anticholinergic effect of the psychotropic medication must be taken as the cause of death. A review of literature and pharmacological receptor profiles are presented. Therapeutic consequences are described in order to prevent more cases of death...
June 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629634/-123-i-fp-cit-spect-imaging-in-blepharospasm
#10
M De Verdal, D Renard, L Collombier, G Castelnovo
INTRODUCTION: Blepharospasm is a focal dystonia characterized by involuntary cocontraction of the eyelid protractors, causing spasmodic closure of the eyelids. Apraxia of eyelid opening is caused by an inability to initiate lid opening without paralytic abnormality. Some studies suggest that patients with either pure blepharospasm or blepharospasm associated with apraxia of eyelid opening are more prone to developing Parkinson's disease. METHODS: In our study, (123)I-FP-CIT (DAT) SPECT was performed in 24 patients with either pure blepharospasm or blepharospasm associated with apraxia of eyelid opening and no signs of parkinsonism to identify dopaminergic dysfunction...
June 16, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616979/proposed-biotransformation-pathways-for-new-metabolites-of-paralytic-shellfish-toxins-based-on-field-and-experimental-mussel-samples
#11
Ling Ding, Jiangbing Qiu, Aifeng Li
A seafood poisoning event occurred in Qinhuangdao, China, in April 2016. Subsequently, the causative mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) were harvested and analyzed to reveal a high concentration [∼10 758 μg of saxitoxin (STX) equiv kg(-1)] of paralytic shellfish toxins (PSTs), including gonyautoxin (GTX)1/4 and GTX2/3, as well as new metabolites 11-hydroxy-STX (M2), 11,11-dihydroxy-STX (M4), open-ring 11,11-dihydroxy-STX (M6), 11-hydroxy-neosaxitoxin (NEO) (M8), and 11,11-dihydroxy-NEO (M10). To understand the origin and biotransformation pathways of these new metabolites, uncontaminated mussels (M...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601274/temporary-removal-rocuronium-should-be-the-default-paralytic-in-rapid-sequence-intubation
#12
Anand K Swaminathan, Haney Mallemat
The publisher regrets that this article has been temporarily removed. It was mistakenly published prior to its accompanying article. A replacement will appear as soon as possible. The full Elsevier Policy on Article Withdrawal can be found at https://www.elsevier.com/about/our-business/policies/article-withdrawal.
June 22, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592028/-analysis-of-12-cases-of-exogenous-lipoid-pneumonia-confirmed-by-pathology
#13
Y X Wang, F Fang, Y F Guo, Y M Li, T Y Sun, M Zhang, J Chen, B M Fang
Objective: To study the etiological, clinical, radiological, diagnostic, therapeutic, and prognostic manifestations of exogenous lipoid pneumonia (ELP), and therefore to improve the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Methods: The clinical data of 12 cases of ELP confirmed by pathology were retrospectively analyzed. Results: The patients consisted of 9 males and 3 females, with an average age of 73.8 years (range, 44 to 100 years). The underlying diseases were variable, including diseases affecting the general condition (multiple organ failure, chronic heart and renal insufficiency, pemphigoid, etc) and conditions with increased risk of aspiration (sequelae of cerebrovascular disease, Alzheimer's disease, advanced stage of nasopharyngeal carcinoma, paralytic ileus, etc)...
June 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587138/toxin-variability-estimations-of-68-alexandrium-ostenfeldii-dinophyceae-strains-from-the-netherlands-reveal-a-novel-abundant-gymnodimine
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Helge Martens, Urban Tillmann, Kirsi Harju, Carmela Dell'Aversano, Luciana Tartaglione, Bernd Krock
Alexandrium ostenfeldii is a toxic dinoflagellate that has recently bloomed in Ouwerkerkse Kreek, The Netherlands, and which is able to cause a serious threat to shellfish consumers and aquacultures. We used a large set of 68 strains to the aim of fully characterizing the toxin profiles of the Dutch A. ostenfeldii in consideration of recent reports of novel toxins. Alexandrium ostenfeldii is known as a causative species of paralytic shellfish poisoning, and consistently in the Dutch population we determined the presence of several paralytic shellfish toxins (PST) including saxitoxin (STX), GTX2/3 (gonyautoxins), B1 and C1/C2...
May 26, 2017: Microorganisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579583/a-case-of-intussusceptions-at-two-parts-of-the-ileum-caused-by-an-ileus-tube
#15
Yutaka Okagawa, Kohichi Takada, Hiroki Sakamoto, Takumi Miura, Shigeki Abeshima, Junji Kato
An 87-year-old woman was admitted to our hospital for paralytic ileus, and she was treated using an ileus tube. Although her symptoms improved, abdominal fullness developed again on day 3 after ileus tube insertion. Abdominal computed tomography indicated intussusceptions at the ileum and the terminal part of the ileum;therefore, an emergency surgery was performed. During the surgery, antegrade intussusceptions were found in the ileum 60cm from the ileocecal valve and the terminal part of the ileum into the ascending colon...
2017: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566174/role-of-the-other-babinski-sign-in-hyperkinetic-facial-disorders
#16
Sara Varanda, Sofia Rocha, Margarida Rodrigues, Álvaro Machado, Gisela Carneiro
BACKGROUND: The "other Babinski sign" consists in the co-contraction of the orbicularis and frontalis muscles, causing an eyebrow elevation during ipsilateral eye closure. It cannot be voluntarily reproduced. AIMS OF THE STUDY: To determine the utility of this sign in the differential diagnosis of hyperkinetic facial disorders. METHODS: The presence of the sign was assessed in consecutive patients with blepharospasm, primary hemifacial spasm or post-paralytic facial syndrome treated in a botulinum toxin outpatient clinic...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552040/functional-outcomes-following-anterior-transfer-of-the-tibialis-posterior-tendon-for-foot-drop-secondary-to-peroneal-nerve-palsy
#17
Byung-Ki Cho, Kyoung-Jin Park, Seung-Myung Choi, Se-Hyuk Im, Nelson F SooHoo
BACKGROUND: This retrospective comparative study reports the practical function in daily and sports activities after tibialis posterior tendon transfer for foot drop secondary to peroneal nerve palsy. METHODS: Seventeen patients were followed for a minimum of 3 years after tibialis posterior tendon transfer for foot drop secondary to peroneal nerve palsy. Matched controls were used to evaluate the level of functional restoration. Functional evaluations included American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) scores, Foot and Ankle Outcome Score (FAOS), Foot and Ankle Ability Measure (FAAM) scores, and isokinetic muscle strength test...
June 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546813/a-case-of-urachal-carcinoma-of-the-abdominal-wall-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient
#18
Takuya Yamazaki, Yasushi Nagaba, Yoshitaka Shimada, Yoshinori Taoka, Satoru Minamida, Dai Koguchi, Masahiro Hagiwara, Sho Watanuki, Hide Nagaba, Kazunari Yoshida, Yasuo Takeuchi
Urachal carcinoma is an extremely rare malignant tumor arising from the urachus in the fetus. We report a patient who developed urachal carcinoma 18 years after kidney transplantation. A 59-year-old man was admitted because of abdominal pain and massive ascites. He had undergone kidney transplantation 18 years earlier and had end-stage renal disease requiring dialysis. Abdominal CT showed massive ascites and an abdominal wall cystic mass separated from the peritoneal cavity. Hemodialysis was started, and paralytic ileus was diagnosed and treated...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545474/a-retrospective-study-to-assess-the-evaluation-of-living-related-kidney-donors-and-their-outcomes-following-nephrectomy-at-kenyatta-national-hospital
#19
A Muturi, V Kotecha, S Kanyi
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation is the renal replacement therapy of choice for end stage renal disease. To ensure safety regular audit of the donation process is necessary. The aim of this study was to assess the evaluation of potential living related kidney donors and document their outcomes following nephrectomy. METHODS: This was a retrospective descriptive study involving all living related kidney donors seen at Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) renal unit from 2010 to 2014...
May 25, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544556/electrophysiological-analysis-of-synaptic-transmission-in-drosophila
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REVIEW
Maria Bykhovskaia, Alexander Vasin
Synaptic transmission is dynamic, plastic, and highly regulated. Drosophila is an advantageous model system for genetic and molecular studies of presynaptic and postsynaptic mechanisms and plasticity. Electrical recordings of synaptic responses represent a wide-spread approach to study neuronal signaling and synaptic transmission. We discuss experimental techniques that allow monitoring synaptic transmission in Drosophila neuromuscular and central systems. Recordings of synaptic potentials or currents at the larval neuromuscular junction (NMJ) are most common and provide numerous technical advantages due to robustness of the preparation, large and identifiable muscles, and synaptic boutons which can be readily visualized...
May 24, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Developmental Biology
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