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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738354/review-of-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-and-dialysis-based-liver-support-devices-for-the-use-of-nephrologists
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Tamim Hamdi, Biff F Palmer
Acute kidney injury in the intensive care unit (ICU) is a manifestation of an underlying severe illness that commonly involves other organ systems. Pulmonary, cardiac, and hepatic failures are the most prevalent. This article provides a simplified review of the technical aspects of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary and liver support devices used in the adult ICU patient, as well as a summary of the most relevant and up-to-date clinical evidence that supports their use.
July 22, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738143/sustained-high-nutrient-supply-as-an-allelopathic-trigger-between-periphytic-biofilm-and-microcystis-aeruginosa
#2
Yonghong Wu, Jun Tang, Junzhuo Liu, Bruce Graham, Philip G Kerr, Hong Chen
Allelopathy among aquatic organisms, especially microorganisms, has received growing attention in recent years for its role in shaping interactions with bloom-forming algae. Many studies have shown that allelopathy occurs and increases under nutrient limiting conditons. However, to date there is no reported direct evidence to indicate allelopathy occurs under the condition of constant high nutrient supply. Here we report the allelopathic action of periphytic biofilm on bloom-forming cyanobacteria (Microcystis aeruginosa), which was triggered by the stress of high nutrient conditions, and continues while nutrients are sustained at high levels (trophic state index at 159 and 171)...
July 24, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737761/glutamate-receptor-like-channels-are-essential-for-chemotaxis-and-reproduction-in-mosses
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Carlos Ortiz-Ramírez, Erwan Michard, Alexander A Simon, Daniel S C Damineli, Marcela Hernández-Coronado, Jörg D Becker, José A Feijó
Glutamate receptors are well characterized channels that mediate cell-to-cell communication during neurotransmission in animals. Nevertheless, information regarding their functional role in organisms without nervous systems is still limited. In plants, Glutamate Receptor-like (GLR) genes have been implicated in defence against pathogens, reproduction, control of stomata aperture and light signal transduction(1-5). However, the numerous GLR genes present in angiosperm genomes (20 to 70)(6) has prevented the observation of strong phenotypes in loss-of-function mutants...
July 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737696/targeting-platelets-for-the-treatment-of-cancer
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REVIEW
Omar Elaskalani, Michael C Berndt, Marco Falasca, Pat Metharom
The majority of cancer-associated mortality results from the ability of tumour cells to metastasise leading to multifunctional organ failure and death. Disseminated tumour cells in the blood circulation are faced with major challenges such as rheological shear stresses and cell-mediated cytotoxicity mediated by natural killer cells. Nevertheless, circulating tumour cells with metastatic ability appear equipped to exploit host cells to aid their survival. Despite the long interest in targeting tumour-associated host cells such as platelets for cancer treatment, the clinical benefit of this strategy is still under question...
July 22, 2017: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737573/investigating-the-impact-of-different-suspicion-of-infection-criteria-on-the-accuracy-of-quick-sepsis-related-organ-failure-assessment-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome-and-early-warning-scores
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Matthew M Churpek, Ashley Snyder, Sarah Sokol, Natasha N Pettit, Dana P Edelson
OBJECTIVE: Studies in sepsis are limited by heterogeneity regarding what constitutes suspicion of infection. We sought to compare potential suspicion criteria using antibiotic and culture order combinations in terms of patient characteristics and outcomes. We further sought to determine the impact of differing criteria on the accuracy of sepsis screening tools and early warning scores. DESIGN: Observational cohort study. SETTING: Academic center from November 2008 to January 2016...
July 21, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736254/bisphenol-a-affects-trophoblast-invasion-by-inhibiting-cxcl8-expression-in-decidual-stromal-cells
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Xiaoqian Li, Yina Wang, Pu Wei, Dongyan Shi, Shuang Wen, Fengjiao Wu, Lixin Liu, Ninghe Ye, Hong Zhou
Bisphenol A (BPA), an environmental endocrine-disrupting organic chemical, has been positively associated with the rate of implantation failure of in vitro fertilization. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. To reveal the impact and the underlying mechanism of BPA on the crosstalk between trophoblast and decidual stromal cells (DSCs), we determined whether BPA was able to affect trophoblast invasion in vitro. We found that BPA significantly inhibited CXCL8 expression in DSCs, which hindered trophoblast invasion, and activated the phosphorylation of ERK in DSCs...
July 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736009/beliefs-of-living-donors-about-recipients-end-stage-liver-failure-and-surgery-for-organ-donation
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M R Krespi, A Tankurt, K Acarli, T Kanmaz, Y Yankol, M Kalayoglu
BACKGROUND: The concept of beliefs could provide a basis for how donors may perceive recipients' end-stage liver failure (ESLF) and surgery for organ donation. However, there is no such quantitative study. Therefore, the objective of this study was to explore beliefs of living donors about recipients' ESLF and surgery for organ donation. METHODS: The sample comprised 16 living donors who donated a part of their liver to a patient who had ESLF. The data were analyzed by following established procedures for inductive qualitative analysis...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736003/kidney-graft-salvage-strategies-for-vascular-complications-during-kidney-transplantation-a-single-center-experience
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P Horvath, I Capobianco, J Rolinger, A Königsrainer, S Nadalin, I Königsrainer
BACKGROUND: Kidney-related unknown vascular injuries are rare and usually diagnosed only after reperfusion. Hemorrhage that makes in situ reconstruction impossible can lead to graft loss. In an era of organ shortage and an increasing number of patients on the waiting list for transplantation, a kidney graft salvage procedure consisting of graft nephrectomy, reperfusion, reconstruction, and reimplantation should be undertaken whenever possible as a contribution to extending the organs available for transplantation...
July 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733904/polyamines-therapeutic-perspectives-in-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-diseases
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REVIEW
Tarique Hussain, Bie Tan, Wenkai Ren, Najma Rahu, Rahim Dad, Dildar Hussain Kalhoro, Yulong Yin
Polyamines are naturally occurring aliphatic compounds, particularly essential elements for biological functions. These compounds play a central role in regulating molecular pathways which are responsible for cellular proliferation, growth, and differentiation. Importantly, excessive polyamine catabolism can lead to a prominent source of oxidative stress which increases inflammatory response and thought to be involved in several diseases including stroke, renal failure, neurological disease, liver disease, and even cancer...
July 21, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733546/increased-risk-for-diabetes-mellitus-in-patients-with-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
#10
Chien-Cheng Huang, Chung-Han Ho, Yi-Chen Chen, Hung-Jung Lin, Chien-Chin Hsu, Jhi-Joung Wang, Shih-Bin Su, How-Ran Guo
Carbon monoxide poisoning (COP) causes hypoxic injury and inflammatory and immunological reactions in the brain and local organs including the pancreas. Therefore, it is plausible that COP may increase the risk for developing diabetes mellitus (DM), but studies on this possible association are limited. We conducted a nationwide study in Taiwan to fill the data gap. We used the Nationwide Poisoning Database and the Longitudinal Health Insurance Database 2000 to identify all COP patients diagnosed between 1999 and 2012 (the study cohort) and then construct a comparison cohort of patients without COP through matching at 1:3 by the index date and age...
June 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733221/incidence-predictors-and-outcomes-of-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure-in-outpatients-with-cirrhosis
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Salvatore Piano, Marta Tonon, Elia Vettore, Marialuisa Stanco, Chiara Pilutti, Antonietta Romano, Sara Mareso, Carmine Gambino, Alessandra Brocca, Antonietta Sticca, Silvano Fasolato, Paolo Angeli
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Acute-on-chronic liver failure (ACLF) is the most life-threatening complication of cirrhosis. Prevalence and outcomes of ACLF have been recently described in hospitalized patients with cirrhosis. However, no data is currently available on the prevalence and the risk factors of ACLF in outpatients with cirrhosis. The aim of this study was to evaluate incidence, predictors and outcomes of ACLF in a large cohort of outpatients with cirrhosis. METHODS: 466 patients with cirrhosis consecutively evaluated in a tertiary hospital outpatient clinic were included and followed up until death and/or liver transplantation for a mean of 45±44 months...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732844/efficacy-and-safety-of-collagenase-treatment-for-dupuytren-s-disease-2-year-follow-up-results
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A Van Beeck, M Van den Broek, M Michielsen, K Didden, K Vuylsteke, F Verstreken
Dupuytren's contracture is a common hand problem that affects the palmar fascia. Several treatment options exist, but none are curative and recurrence is common. Bacterial collagenase has recently been proven beneficial for treating Dupuytren's disease, cleaving the collagen fibers at different sites, with weakening and eventually rupture of the fibrous cords after manipulation. An independent prospective follow-up study was organized on 87 patients, treated with one or more collagenase injections. Inclusion criteria were a contracture of at least 20° at the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) or the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint...
July 18, 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732129/%C3%A3-1-6-glucan-synthesis-associated-genes-are-required-for-proper-spore-wall-formation-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
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Hua-Ping Pan, Ning Wang, Hiroyuki Tachikawa, Hideki Nakanishi, Xiao-Dong Gao
The yeast spore wall is an excellent model to study the assembly of an extracellular macromolecule structure. In the present study, mutants defective in ß-1,6-glucan synthesis, including kre1∆, kre6∆, kre9∆, and big1∆, were sporulated to analyze the effect of ß-1,6-glucan defects on the spore wall. Except for kre6∆, these mutant spores were sensitive to treatment with ether, suggesting that the mutations perturb the integrity of the spore wall. Morphologically, the mutant spores were indistinguishable from wild-type spores...
July 21, 2017: Yeast
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732077/mutations-in-the-caenorhabditis-elegans-orthologs-of-human-genes-required-for-mitochondrial-trna-modification-cause-similar-electron-transport-chain-defects-but-different-nuclear-responses
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Carmen Navarro-González, Ismaïl Moukadiri, Magda Villarroya, Ernesto López-Pascual, Simon Tuck, M-Eugenia Armengod
Several oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS) diseases are caused by defects in the post-transcriptional modification of mitochondrial tRNAs (mt-tRNAs). Mutations in MTO1 or GTPBP3 impair the modification of the wobble uridine at position 5 of the pyrimidine ring and cause heart failure. Mutations in TRMU affect modification at position 2 and cause liver disease. Presently, the molecular basis of the diseases and why mutations in the different genes lead to such different clinical symptoms is poorly understood...
July 21, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731905/validation-of-the-prognostic-kidney-donor-risk-index-kdri-scoring-system-of-deceased-donors-for-renal-transplantation-in-the-netherlands
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Hessel Peters-Sengers, Martin B A Heemskerk, Ronald B Geskus, Jesper Kers, Jaap J Homan van der Heide, Stefan P Berger, Frederike J Bemelman
BACKGROUND: The prognostic Kidney Donor Risk Index (KDRI)-developed and internally validated in the US-is a widely-used tool to predict transplant outcome of a deceased donor kidney. The KDRI is currently used for longevity matching between donors and recipients in the US. METHODS: We aimed to externally validate the KDRI as proposed by Rao et al, (2009) containing 10 donor factors (KDRIdonor-only) and 1 with 4 additional transplant factors (KDRIfull), with stratification on recipient age and diabetes...
July 21, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730292/efficacy-and-safety-of-taxane-monotherapy-in-advanced-gastric-cancer-refractory-to-triplet-chemotherapy-with-docetaxel-cisplatin-and-s-1-a-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Sakura Iizumi, Atsuo Takashima, Yukiya Narita, Masahiro Tajika, Kei Muro, Sadayuki Kawai, Hirofumi Yasui, Tomohiro Matsushima, Daisuke Takahari, Kengo Nagashima, Narikazu Boku
PURPOSE: Taxane monotherapy is widely used for advanced gastric cancer (AGC) after failure of standard first-line chemotherapy with fluoropyrimidine and cisplatin. Triplet chemotherapy with docetaxel, cisplatin, and S-1 (DCS) is a promising regimen for first-line chemotherapy of AGC. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of taxane monotherapy in patients refractory to DCS. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety of taxane monotherapy in patients with AGC refractory to first-line therapy with DCS between January 2010 and April 2015...
July 20, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730184/associations-between-deceased-donor-urine-mcp-1-and-kidney-transplant-outcomes
#17
S G Mansour, J Puthumana, P P Reese, I E Hall, M D Doshi, F L Weng, B Schröppel, H Thiessen-Philbrook, M Bimali, C R Parikh
INTRODUCTION: Existing methods to predict recipient allograft function during deceased-donor kidney procurement are imprecise. Understanding the potential renal reparative role for monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1), a cytokine involved in macrophage recruitment after injury, might help predict allograft outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a sub-study of the multicenter prospective Deceased Donor Study cohort, which evaluated deceased kidney donors from five organ procurement organizations from May 2010 to December 2013...
July 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729836/an-overview-of-herbal-products-and-secondary-metabolites-used-for-management-of-type-two-diabetes
#18
REVIEW
Ajda Ota, Nataša P Ulrih
Diabetes mellitus is a common effect of uncontrolled high blood sugar and it is associated with long-term damage, dysfunction, and failure of various organs. In the adult population, the global prevalence of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980. Without effective prevention and management programs, the continuing significant rise in diabetes will have grave consequences on the health and lifespan of the world population, and also on the world economy. Supplements can be used to correct nutritional deficiencies or to maintain an adequate intake of certain nutrients...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729726/heart-regeneration-and-repair-after-myocardial-infarction-translational-opportunities-for-novel-therapeutics
#19
REVIEW
Thomas J Cahill, Robin P Choudhury, Paul R Riley
Current therapies for heart failure after myocardial infarction are limited and non-curative. Although regenerative approaches are receiving significant attention, clinical efforts that involve transplantation of presumed stem and progenitor cells have largely failed to deliver. Recent studies of endogenous heart regeneration in model organisms, such as zebrafish and neonatal mice, are yielding mechanistic insights into the roles of cardiomyocyte proliferation, resident stem cell niches, neovascularization, the immune system and the extracellular matrix...
July 21, 2017: Nature Reviews. Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729454/multimodal-regulation-of-cardiac-myocyte-proliferation
#20
REVIEW
Xuejun Yuan, Thomas Braun
Efficient cardiac regeneration is closely associated with the ability of cardiac myocytes to proliferate. Fetal or neonatal mouse hearts containing proliferating cardiac myocytes regenerate even extensive injuries, whereas adult hearts containing mostly post-mitotic cardiac myocytes have lost this ability. The same correlation is seen in some homoiotherm species such as teleost fish and urodelian amphibians leading to the hypothesis that cardiac myocyte proliferation is a major driver of heart regeneration...
July 21, 2017: Circulation Research
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