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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339826/the-importance-of-considering-competing-treatment-affecting-prognosis-in-the-evaluation-of-therapy-in-trials-the-example-of-renal-transplantation-in-hemodialysis-trials
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C Marijn Hazelbag, Sanne A E Peters, Peter J Blankestijn, Michiel L Bots, Bernard Canaud, Andrew Davenport, Muriel P C Grooteman, Fatih Kircelli, Francesco Locatelli, Francisco Maduell, Marion Morena, Menso J Nubé, Ercan Ok, Ferran Torres, Arno W Hoes, Rolf H H Groenwold
Background.: During the follow-up in a randomized controlled trial (RCT), participants may receive additional (non-randomly allocated) treatment that affects the outcome. Typically such additional treatment is not taken into account in evaluation of the results. Two pivotal trials of the effects of hemodiafiltration (HDF) versus hemodialysis (HD) on mortality in patients with end-stage renal disease reported differing results. We set out to evaluate to what extent methods to take other treatments (i...
February 27, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332474/brain-swelling-during-dialysis-a-randomized-trial-comparing-low-flux-hemodialysis-with-pre-dilution-hemodiafiltration%C3%A2
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Niels Johansen, Krista Dybtved Kjaergaard, Christian Daugaard Peters, Michael Pedersen, Bente Jespersen, Jens Dam Jensen
Osmotic changes in plasma are assumed to cause cerebral swelling in hemodialysis patients. We investigated the acute effect of low-flux hemodialysis (HD) (removal of small molecules) and pre-dilution hemodiafiltration (pre-HDF) (additional removal of larger molecules) on cerebral compartment volumes using quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in chronic uremic patients. Twelve patients underwent a session of HD and pre-HDF in a randomized crossover study with equal ultrafiltration. MRI was performed immediately before and after dialysis...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316636/the-siesta-trial-a-randomized-study-investigating-the-efficacy-safety-and-tolerability-of-acupressure-versus-sham-therapy-for-improving-sleep-quality-in-patients-with-end-stage-kidney-disease-on-hemodialysis
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Kunyu Shen, Yeoungjee Cho, Elaine M Pascoe, Carmel M Hawley, Veronica Oliver, Kathryn M Hughes, Richard Baer, Jeremy Frazier, Elizabeth Jarvis, Ken-Soon Tan, Xusheng Liu, Glenda Gobe, David W Johnson
Objectives. To compare the effectiveness of real acupressure versus sham acupressure therapy in improving sleep quality in patients receiving hemodialysis (HD) or hemodiafiltration (HDF). Methods. A multicenter, single-blind, randomized controlled trial was conducted in two Australian dialysis units located in Princess Alexandra Hospital and Logan Hospital, respectively. Forty-two subjects with self-reported poor sleep quality were randomly assigned to real (n = 21) or sham (n = 21) acupressure therapy delivered thrice weekly for four consecutive weeks during routine dialysis sessions...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300789/anti-cancer-activity-of-resveratrol-and-derivatives-produced-by-grapevine-cell-suspensions-in-a-14-l-stirred-bioreactor
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Laetitia Nivelle, Jane Hubert, Eric Courot, Philippe Jeandet, Aziz Aziz, Jean-Marc Nuzillard, Jean-Hugues Renault, Christophe Clément, Laurent Martiny, Dominique Delmas, Michel Tarpin
In the present study, resveratrol and various oligomeric derivatives were obtained from a 14 L bioreactor culture of elicited grapevine cell suspensions (Vitis labrusca L.). The crude ethyl acetate stilbene extract obtained from the culture medium was fractionated by centrifugal partition chromatography (CPC) using a gradient elution method and the major stilbenes contained in the fractions were subsequently identified by using a (13)C-NMR-based dereplication procedure and further 2D NMR analyses including HSQC, HMBC, and COSY...
March 16, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297750/ros-scavenging-and-anti-wrinkle-effects-of-clitocybin-a-isolated-from-the-mycelium-of-the-mushroom-clitocybe-aurantiaca
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Joo-Eun Lee, Ik-Soo Lee, Kwan-Chul Kim, Ick-Dong Yoo, Han-Mo Yang
Clitocybin A, an isoindolinone from Clitocybe aurantiaca, was investigated to assess its anti-wrinkle properties, through reactive oxygen species (ROS) scavenging and elastase inhibitory activities, procollagen synthesis, and matrix metalloproteinase-1 (MMP-1) expression, in human dermal fibroblast (HDF-N) cells. Clitocybin A exhibited no significant cytotoxicity up to 10 ppm in HDF-N cells, with cell viability and cell proliferation activity greater than 94.6% and 91.9%, respectively. Strong and concentration-dependent ROS radical scavenging activities of clitocybin A were observed following irradiation with UVB at 30 mJ/cm²...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249987/trpv4-ion-channel-is-a-novel-regulator-of-dermal-myofibroblast-differentiation
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Shweta Sharma, Rishov Goswami, Michael Merth, Jonathan Cohen, Kai Y Lei, David X Zhang, Shaik O Rahaman
Scleroderma is a multisystem fibroproliferative disease with no effective medical treatment. Myofibroblasts are critical to the fibrogenic tissue repair process in the skin and many internal organs. Emerging data support a role for both matrix stiffness, and transforming growth factor β1 (TGFβ1), in myofibroblast differentiation. Transient receptor potential vanilloid 4 (TRPV4) is a mechanosensitive ion channel activated by both mechanical and biochemical stimuli. The objective of this study was to determine the role of TRPV4 in TGFβ1- and matrix stiffness-induced differentiation of dermal fibroblasts...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Cell Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241971/an-interactive-platform-to-guide-catheter-ablation-in-human-persistent-atrial-fibrillation-using-dominant-frequency-organization-and-phase-mapping
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Xin Li, João L Salinet, Tiago P Almeida, Frederique J Vanheusden, Gavin S Chu, G André Ng, Fernando S Schlindwein
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Optimal targets for persistent atrial fibrillation (persAF) ablation are still debated. Atrial regions hosting high dominant frequency (HDF) are believed to participate in the initiation and maintenance of persAF and hence are potential targets for ablation, while rotor ablation has shown promising initial results. Currently, no commercially available system offers the capability to automatically identify both these phenomena. This paper describes an integrated 3D software platform combining the mapping of both frequency spectrum and phase from atrial electrograms (AEGs) to help guide persAF ablation in clinical cardiac electrophysiological studies...
April 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222207/impact-of-the-type-of-dialysis-membranes-on-the-circulating-concentration-of-markers-of-vitamin-d-metabolism
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Etienne Cavalier, Pablo U Torres, Bernard E Dubois, Nicole Smelten, Hans Pottel, Jean-Marie Krzesinski, Pierre Delanaye
INTRODUCTION: Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) guidelines recommend vitamin D supplementation in hemodialyzed patients to monitor 25(OH)-vitamin D 25(OH)D levels. However, patient-to-patient inconsistency can be observed in response to the treatment. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the impact of the dialysis membrane on 25(OH)D, albumin (Alb) and vitamin D-binding protein (VDBP), the major players of vitamin D transport and storage. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Alb (Cobas), VDBP (R&D) and 25(OH)D (liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry) were measured in 75 patients before and after a 4-hour dialysis session...
February 18, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28189068/passiflora-tarminiana-fruits-reduce-uvb-induced-photoaging-in-human-skin-fibroblasts
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Karent Bravo, Luisa Duque, Federico Ferreres, Diego A Moreno, Edison Osorio
Skin aging is a complex process that is strongly affected by UV radiation, which stimulates the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in the epidermis and dermis and subsequently causes skin damage. Among the major consequences are increased collagen degradation and reduced collagen synthesis. Previous reports have demonstrated the beneficial effects of polyphenols for healthy skin. Passiflora tarminiana Coppens & V.E. Barney, a species of the Passifloraceae family, is widely distributed in South America and is rich in flavonoids...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188727/apoptin-gene-delivery-by-the-functionalized-polyamidoamine-dendrimer-derivatives-induces-cell-death-of-u87-mg-glioblastoma-cells
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Yoonhee Bae, Hyang-Shuk Rhim, Seulgi Lee, Kyung Soo Ko, Jin Han, Joon Sig Choi
Malignant glioma is the most common and aggressive form of primary brain tumor in adults. In this study, we describe the efficacy of nonviral gene delivery carriers, histidine- and arginine- or histidine- and lysine-grafted polyamidoamine (PAMAM) dendrimers (PAMAM-H-R and PAMAM-H-K), in delivering a therapeutic and a tumor-selective killer gene, apoptin, using human glioma cells (U87-MG) and newborn human dermal fibroblast cells. We analyzed transfection efficiency using luciferase and a plasmid DNA encoding for enhanced green fluorescent protein and assessed cell viability in both cells...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188415/apoptosis-inducing-ability-of-silver-i-cyanide-phosphines-useful-for-anti-cancer-studies
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Zelinda Human-Engelbrecht, Reinout Meijboom, Marianne J Cronjé
Metal-based drugs have shown early promise as anticancer agents suggesting the potential application of silver(I) complexes as apoptosis-inducing agents. The ability of a silver(I) cyanide containing phosphine complex to induce cell death was evaluated in both a malignant (SNO esophageal cancer) and non-malignant (HDF-a skin and HEK293 kidney) cell lines. A dose-dependent decrease in cell viability was observed in the SNO cells. Light microscopy revealed morphological features indicative of apoptotic cell death...
February 10, 2017: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166268/consequences-of-increasing-convection-onto-patient-care-and-protein-removal-in-hemodialysis
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Nathalie Gayrard, Alain Ficheux, Flore Duranton, Caroline Guzman, Ilan Szwarc, Fernando Vetromile, Chantal Cazevieille, Philippe Brunet, Marie-Françoise Servel, Àngel Argilés, Moglie Le Quintrec
INTRODUCTION: Recent randomised controlled trials suggest that on-line hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) improves survival, provided that it reaches high convective volumes. However, there is scant information on the feasibility and the consequences of modifying convection volumes in clinics. METHODS: Twelve stable dialysis patients were treated with high-flux 1.8 m2 polysulphone dialyzers and 4 levels of convection flows (QUF) based on GKD-UF monitoring of the system, for 1 week each...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137582/wound-healing-potential-of-adipose-tissue-stem-cell-extract
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You Kyung Na, Jae-Jun Ban, Mijung Lee, Wooseok Im, Manho Kim
Adipose tissue stem cells (ATSCs) are considered as a promising source in the field of cell therapy and regenerative medicine. In addition to direct cell replacement using stem cells, intercellular molecule exchange by stem cell secretory factors showed beneficial effects by reducing tissue damage and augmentation of endogenous repair. Delayed cutaneous wound healing is implicated in many conditions such as diabetes, aging, stress and alcohol consumption. However, the effects of cell-free extract of ATSCs (ATSC-Ex) containing secretome on wound healing process have not been investigated...
March 25, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127473/hemadsorption-with-adult-cytosorb%C3%A2-in-a-low-weight-pediatric-case
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Catalin Gabriel Cirstoveanu, Ileana Barascu, Samantha Mc Kenzie Stancu
Cytokine adsorber (CytoSorb) has been used successfully as adjunctive treatment for adult patients with elevated cytokine levels in the setting with severe sepsis and septic shock and to reduce blood myoglobin, unconjugated bilirubin, and conjugated bilirubin. In this article we present the case of a nine-month-old male infant who was admitted to the NICU due to sepsis after cardiac surgery, Fallot tetralogy, and multisystem organ failure (MSOF) including liver failure and renal failure which was successfully treated by a combination of continuous hemodiafiltration (HDF) and hemadsorption with CytoSorb...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122851/intradialytic-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-assess-cardiovascular-responses-in-a-short-term-trial-of-hemodiafiltration-and-hemodialysis
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Charlotte Buchanan, Azharuddin Mohammed, Eleanor Cox, Katrin Köhler, Bernard Canaud, Maarten W Taal, Nicholas M Selby, Susan Francis, Chris W McIntyre
Hemodynamic stress during hemodialysis (HD) results in recurrent segmental ischemic injury (myocardial stunning) that drives cumulative cardiac damage. We performed a fully comprehensive study of the cardiovascular effect of dialysis sessions using intradialytic cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to examine the comparative acute effects of standard HD versus hemodiafiltration (HDF) in stable patients. We randomly allocated 12 patients on HD (ages 32-72 years old) to either HD or HDF. Patients were stabilized on a modality for 2 weeks before undergoing serial cardiac MRI assessment during dialysis...
November 10, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110120/effects-of-two-different-dialytic-treatments-on-inflammatory-markers-in-people-with-end-stage-renal-disease-with-and-without-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Giuseppe Derosa, Carmelo Libetta, Pasquale Esposito, Ilaria Borettaz, Carmine Tinelli, Angela D'angelo, Pamela Maffioli
This study was aimed to evaluate the effects on some inflammatory markers of two dialytic treatments [bicarbonate dialysis (BHD) and hemodiafiltration (HDF)] in patients with severe chronic kidney disease. We evaluated: blood glucose, homeostasis model assessment insulin resistance index, homocistein (Hcs), high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), fibrinogen, lipoprotein (a) [Lp(a)], metalloproteinases-2, and -9 (MMP-2 and MMP-9), and soluble receptor for advanced glycation end products (sRAGE). Considering the all sample, we observed a decrease of sRAGE with BHD, but not with HDF...
January 18, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103423/adipose-derived-perivascular-mesenchymal-stromal-stem-cells-promote-functional-vascular-tissue-engineering-for-cardiac-regenerative-purposes
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Justin Morrissette-McAlmon, Adriana Blazeski, Sarah Somers, Geran Kostecki, Leslie Tung, Warren L Grayson
Cardiac tissue engineering approaches have the potential to regenerate functional myocardium with intrinsic vascular networks. In this study, we compared the relative effects of human adipose-derived stem/stromal cells (hASCs) and human dermal fibroblasts (hDFs) in co-cultures with neonatal rat ventricular cardiomyocytes (NRVCMs) and human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). We found that at the same ratios of NRVCM:hASC and NRVCM:hDF, the hASC co-cultures displayed shorter action potentials and maintained capture at faster pacing rates...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100769/the-ubiquitin-like-with-phd-and-ring-finger-domains-1-uhrf1-dna-methyltransferase-1-dnmt1-axis-is-a-primary-regulator-of-cell-senescence
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Hyun-Jung Jung, Hae-Ok Byun, Byul A Jee, Seongki Min, Un-Woo Jeoun, Young-Kyoung Lee, Yonghak Seo, Hyun Goo Woo, Gyesoon Yoon
As senescence develops, cells sequentially acquire diverse senescent phenotypes along with simultaneous multistage gene reprogramming. It remains unclear what acts as the key regulator of the collective changes in gene expression at initiation of senescent reprogramming. Here we analyzed time series gene expression profiles obtained in two different senescence models in human diploid fibroblasts: replicative senescence and H2O2-induced senescence. Our results demonstrate that suppression of DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1)-mediated DNA methylation activity was an initial event prior to the display of senescent phenotypes...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093894/importance-of-body-water-in-the-efficacy-of-convective-solute-transport-in-online-hemodiafiltration
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Nicolás Macías, Alba Santos García, Almudena Vega Martínez, Soraya Abad Estébanez, Marian Goicoechea Diezhandino, Juan Manuel López Gómez
High-volume online hemodiafiltration (OL-HDF) has been associated with improved patient survival compared to conventional hemodialysis in recent trials, where the importance of convective volume (CV) in this benefit is noted. The purpose of this study was to determine the corporal composition parameters influencing the efficacy of CV in the removal of different molecular weight (MW) molecules. Demographic data, corporal composition parameters with bioimpedance spectroscopy, dialysis features and the reduction rates of different MW molecules in a four-hour OL-HDF session were collected in 61 patients...
February 2017: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074861/deployment-of-check-in-nodes-in-complex-networks
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Zhong-Yuan Jiang, Jian-Feng Ma
In many real complex networks such as the city road networks and highway networks, vehicles often have to pass through some specially functioned nodes to receive check-in like services such as gas supplement at gas stations. Based on existing network structures, to guarantee every shortest path including at least a check-in node, the location selection of all check-in nodes is very essential and important to make vehicles to easily visit these check-in nodes, and it is still remains an open problem in complex network studies...
January 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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