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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743169/development-and-validation-of-an-optical-biosensor-for-rapid-monitoring-of-adalimumab-in-serum-of-patients-with-crohn-s-disease
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Sumin Bian, Jiadi Lu, Filip Delport, Séverine Vermeire, Dragana Spasic, Jeroen Lammertyn, Ann Gils
Therapeutic drug monitoring of adalimumab is recommended to improve therapeutic outcome in patients with Crohn's disease. Performing an ELISA requires a rather long time-to-result and the necessity of collecting multiple samples in order to decrease the cost per adalimumab determination. In this study, we aim to develop and validate a rapid assay suitable for measuring a single adalimumab serum sample using a fiber-optic surface plasmon resonance (FO-SPR) based sensor. Therefore, we have immobilized MA-ADM28B8 as capture antibody on a FO-probe and conjugated MA-ADM40D8 as detecting antibody to gold nanoparticles...
July 25, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743168/calorie-restriction-reverses-age-related-alteration-of-cavernous-neurovascular-structure-in-the-rat
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A Limanjaya, K-M Song, M-J Choi, K Ghatak, N N Minh, D H Kang, J Ock, G N Yin, H Y Chung, J-K Ryu, J-K Suh
Calorie restriction (CR) refers to a reduction of calorie intake without compromising essential nutrients to avoid malnutrition. CR has been established as a non-genetic method of altering longevity and attenuating biological changes associated with aging. Aging is also an important risk factor for erectile dysfunction. The aim of this study was to examine whether CR diet can reverse the age-related alterations of erectile tissue in the aged rat. Four groups of rats were used: young rats (7 months) + ad libitum, aged rats (22 months) + ad libitum, young rats + CR diet, and aged rats + CR diet...
July 25, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743159/chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-and-neurocognitive-function-in-adult-survivors-of-childhood-cancer
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Adrienne Studaway, Rohit P Ojha, Tara M Brinkman, Nan Zhang, Malek Baassiri, Pia Banerjee, Matthew J Ehrhardt, Deokumar Srivastava, Leslie L Robison, Melissa M Hudson, Kevin R Krull
BACKGROUND: Cancer survivors transfused with blood products before reliable screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) are at risk for infection. This study examined the impact of HCV on neurocognitive function and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among adult survivors of childhood cancer. METHODS: Neurocognitive testing was conducted for 836 adult survivors of childhood cancer (mean age, 35 years [standard deviation, 7.4 years]; time since diagnosis, 29 years [standard deviation, 6...
July 25, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743149/-the-influence-of-anesthesia-on-perioperative-outcome-in-children-institutional-and-individual-factors
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Frank Fideler, Christian Grasshoff
The perioperative care of children is challenging for health care providers. Since anesthetists cannot affect the nature of the disease and have hardly an impact on the decision for surgery we summarized in this review individual and institutional factors for improving perioperative outcome by anesthetists. Individual factors include the level of education and the professional experience of the anesthetist as well as an anesthetic management that is focused on the maintenance of an adequate cerebral perfusion...
July 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743128/anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factors-protect-retinal-pigment-epithelium-cells-against-oxidation-by-modulating-nitric-oxide-release-and-autophagy
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Stefano De Cillà, Serena Farruggio, Stela Vujosevic, Giulia Raina, Davide Filippini, Valentina Gatti, Nausicaa Clemente, David Mary, Diego Vezzola, Giamberto Casini, Luca Rossetti, Elena Grossini
BACKGROUND/AIMS: the anti-vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF), Aflibercept and Ranibizumab, are used for the treatment of macular degeneration. Here we examined the involvement of nitric oxide (NO), mitochondria function and of apoptosis/autophagy in their antioxidant effects in human retinal pigment epithelium cells (RPE). METHODS: RPE were exposed to Ranibizumab/Aflibercept in the absence or presence of NO synthase (NOS) inhibitor and of autophagy activator/blocker, rapamicyn/3-methyladenine...
July 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743098/giant-fibro-epithelial-polyp-in-a-young-girl-a-rare-case-report
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Anil Kumar, Nadia Hasin, Amit Kumar Sinha, Subhash Kumar, Punam Bhadani
INTRODUCTION: Fibro epithelial Polyp (FEP) is a polypoid outgrowth of epidermis and dermal fibro vascular tissue. This polyp is most commonly found in oral cavity, neck and axilla, though any skin fold may be affected like groin. These polyps are usually less than 5cm in size and rarely occur before 4th decade of life. Excision is the treatment of choice for such lesion. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 20year old female patient presented with a large pedunculated mass originating from the left groin area extending up to the left knee joint...
July 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743074/coronary-perfusion-pressure-and-compression-quality-in-maternal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-in-supine-and-left-lateral-tilt-positions-a-prospective-crossover-study-using-mannequins-and-swine-models
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Satoshi Dohi, Kiyotake Ichizuka, Ryu Matsuoka, Kohei Seo, Masaaki Nagatsuka, Akihiko Sekizawa
OBJECTIVE: The risk of maternal and fetal mortality is high if cardiopulmonary arrest occurs during pregnancy. To assess the best position for maternal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), a prospective randomized crossover study was undertaken, involving basic life support mannequin-based simulation (BLS-MS) and a swine model of pulseless electrical activity (an unstable cardiac state) incorporating a fetal mannequin (PEA-FM). STUDY DESIGN: The BLS-MS (performed by certified rescuers) served to evaluate the quality of chest compressions in 30° left lateral tilt (LLT) and supine positions...
July 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743068/applying-monte-carlo-simulations-to-optimize-an-inelastic-neutron-scattering-system-for-soil-carbon-analysis
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Galina Yakubova, Aleksandr Kavetskiy, Stephen A Prior, H Allen Torbert
Computer Monte-Carlo (MC) simulations (Geant4) of neutron propagation and acquisition of gamma response from soil samples was applied to evaluate INS system performance characteristic [minimal detectible level (MDL), sensitivity] for soil carbon measurement. The INS system model with best performance characteristics was determined based on MC simulation results. Measurements of MDL using an experimental prototype based on this model demonstrated good agreement with simulated data. This prototype will be used as the base engineering design for a new INS system...
July 5, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743061/circulating-ctrp9-levels-are-increased-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-and-correlated-with-insulin-resistance
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Yanjun Jia, Xiaohe Luo, Ying Ji, Jingwen Xie, Han Jiang, Mao Fu, Xiaoqiang Li
AIMS: C1q/TNF-related protein-9 (CTRP9) is a novel adipokine that has been shown to promote lipid metabolism, enhance insulin sensitivity and protect against cardiovascular disease. However, previous studies in humans have produced controversial results regarding the association between CTRP9 and insulin resistance. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationships between CTRP9 and insulin resistance in Chinese population. METHODS: Subjects with normal glucose tolerance (NGT, n=108), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT, n=92), and newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus (nT2DM, n=106) were recruited to determining the circulating CTRP9 and adiponectin levels by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay...
July 8, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743060/glucose-fluctuation-and-the-resultant-endothelial-injury-are-correlated-with-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cell-dysfunction-in-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Makoto Murata, Hitoshi Adachi, Shigeru Oshima, Masahiko Kurabayashi
AIMS: We evaluated whether glucose fluctuation (GF) causes vascular endothelial injury and affects glucometabolic factors during lengthy oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). METHODS: We enrolled consecutive 116 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) who were performed coronary angiography and 4-h OGTT. Blood samples were collected before and 4h after glucose load to measure endothelial injury factor [von Willebrand factor (vWF) and vWF/a disintegrin-like and metalloproteinase with thrombospondin type-1 motifs 13 (ADAMTS-13) ratio]...
July 8, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743049/risk-factors-for-maternal-anaemia-and-low-birth-weight-in-pregnant-women-living-in-rural-india-a%C3%A2-prospective-cohort-study
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A S Ahankari, P R Myles, J V Dixit, L J Tata, A W Fogarty
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this prospective study was to estimate the prevalence and risk factors for maternal anaemia and low birth weight (LBW) in pregnant women living in Maharashtra state, India. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective study. METHODS: Women between 3 and 5 months of pregnancy were recruited from 34 villages based in Maharashtra state. Baseline data collection, anthropometric measurements and blood investigations were performed...
July 22, 2017: Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743045/wind-friction-parametrisation-used-in-emission-models-for-wastewater-treatment-plants-a-critical-review
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Ademir A Prata, Jane M Santos, Victoria Timchenko, Neyval C Reis, Richard M Stuetz
Emission models are widely applied tools for estimating atmospheric emissions from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). The friction velocity u∗ is a key variable for the modelling of emissions from passive liquid surfaces in WWTPs. This work evaluated different parametrisations of u∗ for passive liquid surfaces at the scale of WWTP units, which present relatively small fetches, based on available wind friction and wave data measured at wind-wave tanks (fetches spanning from approximately 3 to 100 m, and wind speeds from 2 to 17 m s(-1))...
July 17, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743024/a-method-to-evaluate-the-quality-of-clinical-gene-panel-sequencing-data-for-single-nucleotide-variant-detection
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Chung Lee, Joon S Bae, Gyu H Ryu, Nayoung K D Kim, Donghyun Park, Jongsuk Chung, Sungkyu Kyung, Je-Gun Joung, Hyun-Tae Shin, Seung-Ho Shin, Younglan Kim, Byung S Kim, Hojun Lee, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Jung-Sun Kim, Woong-Yang Park, Dae-Soon Son
Customized gene-panel tests, based on next-generation sequencing, have demonstrated their usefulness in a plethora of clinical settings. As with other clinical diagnostic techniques, gene-panel sequencing for clinical purposes requires precise quality control (QC) measures to ensure its reliability. Only detected variants are currently recorded in clinical reports; however, identifying whether a nondetected variant is a true or false negative is regarded essential in a clinical setting and, thus, a comprehensive QC measure is in demand...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Molecular Diagnostics: JMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742877/predictors-of-mortality-in-autoimmune-disease-patients-with-concurrent-cytomegalovirus-infections-detected-by-quantitative-real-time-pcr
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Kyoung Yong Lee, Byung-Woo Yoo, Sung Soo Ahn, William Han Bae, Hyukmin Lee, Seung Min Jung, Sang-Won Lee, Yong-Beom Park, Jason Jungsik Song
OBJECTIVE: Cytomegaloviruses (CMV) can have a significant impact on the prognosis of immunocompromised patients. Unlike in the transplantation and AIDS fields, only a few studies on CMV infections have been published in the field of autoimmunity. In this study, we examined the clinical outcomes of CMV infections in patients with autoimmune diseases at a single tertiary medical institution. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed to identify the mortality risk factors associated with CMV infections in patients with autoimmune diseases...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742875/the-significance-of-inadequate-transcranial-doppler-studies-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
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Simon Greenwood, Colin Deane, Oliver L Rees, Ben Freedman, Suresh Kumar, Naser Ben Ramadan, Sarah Wilkinson, Grant Marais, Julie Lord, Subarna Chakravorty, Susan E Height, Kate Gardner, David C Rees
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a common cause of cerebrovascular disease in childhood. Primary stroke prevention is effective using transcranial Doppler (TCD) scans to measure intracranial blood velocities, and regular blood transfusions or hydroxycarbamide when these are abnormal. Inadequate TCD scans occur when it is not possible to measure velocities in all the main arteries. We have investigated the prevalence and significance of this in a retrospective audit of 3915 TCD scans in 1191 children, performed between 2008 and 2015...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742871/comprehensive-immune-profiling-reveals-substantial-immune-system-alterations-in-a-subset-of-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Michael P Gustafson, Nathan P Staff, Svetlana Bornschlegl, Greg W Butler, Mary L Maas, Mohamed Kazamel, Adeel Zubair, Dennis A Gastineau, Anthony J Windebank, Allan B Dietz
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disease with a median lifespan of 2-3 years after diagnosis. There are few meaningful treatments that alter progression in this disease. Preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated that neuroinflammation may play a key role in the progression rate of ALS. Despite this, there are no validated biomarkers of neuroinflammation for use in clinical practice or clinical trials. Biomarkers of neuroinflammation could improve patient management, provide new therapeutic targets, and possibly help stratify clinical trial selection and monitoring...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742869/ultrasound-non-invasive-measurement-of-intracranial-pressure-in-neurointensive-care-a-prospective-observational-study
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Chiara Robba, Danilo Cardim, Tamara Tajsic, Justine Pietersen, Michael Bulman, Joseph Donnelly, Andrea Lavinio, Arun Gupta, David K Menon, Peter J A Hutchinson, Marek Czosnyka
BACKGROUND: The invasive nature of the current methods for monitoring of intracranial pressure (ICP) has prevented their use in many clinical situations. Several attempts have been made to develop methods to monitor ICP non-invasively. The aim of this study is to assess the relationship between ultrasound-based non-invasive ICP (nICP) and invasive ICP measurement in neurocritical care patients. METHODS AND FINDINGS: This was a prospective, single-cohort observational study of patients admitted to a tertiary neurocritical care unit...
July 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742867/assessing-unmet-needs-in-patients-with-cancer-an-investigation-of-differential-item-functioning-of-the-needs-evaluation-questionnaire-across-gender-age-and-phase-of-the-disease
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Francesca Chiesi, Andrea Bonacchi, Caterina Primi, Guido Miccinesi
OBJECTIVE: The main aim of this study was to provide evidence of the broad employability of the NEQ with patients of different gender and age with cancer in different phases of the disease and care process, using an Item Response Theory (IRT) approach and investigating Differential Item Functioning (DIF). METHODS: The NEQ was completed by 762 patients visiting, consecutively, outpatient clinics or admitted to oncology wards. Patients included in the study had different primary tumor sites and were in different phases of the disease and care process...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742859/whole-blood-microrna-expression-may-not-be-useful-for-screening-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Santosh K Patnaik, Eric D Kannisto, Reema Mallick, Anil Vachani, Sai Yendamuri
At least seven studies have suggested that microRNA levels in whole blood can be diagnostic for lung cancer. We conducted a large bi-institutional study to validate this. Qiagen® PAXgene™ Blood miRNA System was used to collect blood and extract RNA from it for 85 pathologic stage I-IV non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cases and 76 clinically-relevant controls who had a benign pulmonary mass, or a high risk of developing lung cancer because of a history of cigarette smoking or age >60 years. Cases and controls were similar for age, gender, race, and blood hemoglobin and leukocyte but not platelet levels (0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742849/joint-action-aesthetics
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Staci Vicary, Matthias Sperling, Jorina von Zimmermann, Daniel C Richardson, Guido Orgs
Synchronized movement is a ubiquitous feature of dance and music performance. Much research into the evolutionary origins of these cultural practices has focused on why humans perform rather than watch or listen to dance and music. In this study, we show that movement synchrony among a group of performers predicts the aesthetic appreciation of live dance performances. We developed a choreography that continuously manipulated group synchronization using a defined movement vocabulary based on arm swinging, walking and running...
2017: PloS One
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