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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149779/increased-genes-expression-levels-of-cytokines-related-to-th17-treg-cells-in-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cell-correlate-with-clinical-severity-in-copd-and-mustard-gas-exposed-patients
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Parisa Farahani, Raheleh Halabian, Ensieh Vahedi, Jafar Salimian
The long lasting inflammation and immune dysregulation is one of the main mechanisms involved in lung complication of veterans exposed to sulfur mustard (SM) gas. Th17/Treg cells have an important role in immunopathogenesis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and mustard lung disease. In this study, expression of cytokines genes levels related to Th17/Treg cells was determined in peripheral blood mononuclear (PBMC) of mustard lung patients and was compared with COPD patients and healthy controls (HC)...
October 2017: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149750/friends-or-foes-monetized-life-cycle-assessment-and-cost-benefit-analysis-of-the-site-remediation-of-a-former-gas-plant
#2
Lies Huysegoms, Sandra Rousseau, Valérie Cappuyns
Site contamination is a global concern because of the potential risks for human health and ecosystem quality. Every contaminated site has its own specific characteristics and the increased availability and efficiency of remediation techniques makes the choice of remediation alternative increasingly complicated. In this paper an attributional Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of the secondary environmental impacts of a site remediation is performed and its results are monetized using two different monetization techniques, namely Stepwise 2006 and Ecovalue 08...
November 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149745/household-air-pollution-and-chronic-hypoxia-in-the-placenta-of-pregnant-nigerian-women-a-randomized-controlled-ethanol-cookstove-intervention
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Anindita Dutta, Galina Khramstova, Katherine Brito, Donee Alexander, Ariel Mueller, Sireesha Chinthala, Damilola Adu, Tope Ibigbami, John Olamijulo, Abayomi Odetunde, Kehinde Adigun, Liese Pruitt, Ian Hurley, Olufunmilayo Olopade, Oladosu Ojengbede, Sarosh Rana, Christopher O Olopade
BACKGROUND: Household air pollution (HAP) is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes. OBJECTIVES: Investigate impact of in-utero HAP exposure on placental development and chronic hypoxia. METHODS: Markers of chronic placental hypoxia [Hofbauer cells (HBC), syncytial knots (SK), chorionic vascular density (cVD) and hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF)] were stained by hematoxylin-eosin and/or immunohistochemically in placenta samples collected from firewood-/kerosene-users (A,n=16), and ethanol-users (B,n=20) that participated in a randomized controlled intervention trial in Ibadan, Nigeria...
November 14, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149705/toll-like-receptor-4-deficiency-increases-resistance-in-sepsis-induced-immune-dysfunction
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Chao Cao, Yanfen Chai, Songtao Shou, Jun Wang, Ying Huang, Tao Ma
Sepsis constitutes a serious life-threatening syndrome associated with complications of deregulated inflammatory response against endotoxin/lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-mediated severe infection. Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) plays a critical role in the activation of innate immunity through recognition of LPS. However, the impact of TLR4 signaling on the development of sepsis-induced immune dysfunction remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of TLR4 on regulatory T cells (Tregs) and its potential mechanism...
November 14, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149690/a-modified-montpellier-protocol-for-intubating-intensive-care-unit-patients-is-associated-with-an-increase-in-first-pass-intubation-success-and-fewer-complications
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Keith A Corl, Christopher Dado, Ankita Agarwal, Nader Azab, Tim Amass, Sarah J Marks, Mitchell M Levy, Roland C Merchant, Jason Aliotta
BACKGROUND: The Montpellier protocol for intubating patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) is associated with a decrease in intubation-related complications. We sought to determine if implementation of a simplified version of the Montpellier protocol that removed selected components and allowed for a variety of pre-oxygenation modalities increased first-pass intubation success and reduced intubation-related complications. METHODS: A prospective pre/post-comparison of a modified Montpellier protocol in two medical and one medical/surgical/cardiac ICU within a hospital system...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149574/transscleral-passive-and-iontophoretic-transport-theory-and-analysis
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S Kevin Li, Jinsong Hao
INTRODUCTION: The sclera is considered the "static barrier," a main barrier for transscleral drug delivery. The characterization of passive and iontophoretic transport across the sclera in vitro is the first step towards our ability to predict transscleral drug delivery. Although previous studies have investigated this topic, the quantitative structure permeation relationships (QSPR) for passive and iontophoretic transscleral transport are not available. AREAS COVERED: This review evaluated previous passive permeation and iontophoresis results of transscleral transport in vitro and examined QSPR for transscleral permeation of small permeants and macromolecules...
November 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149524/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-fetal-outcomes-following-the-administration-of-influenza-a-h1n1-vaccination-during-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Chuan Zhang, Xiaodong Wang, Dan Liu, Lingli Zhang, Xin Sun
BACKGROUND: Pregnant women were identified as a population of priority for vaccination during the H1N1 influenza pandemic breaking out in 2009. OBJECTIVES: To assess adverse fetal outcomes following the administration of H1N1 pandemic vaccination during pregnancy. SEARCH STRATEGY: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library were searched up to January 2017. SELECTION CRITERIA: Cohort studies investigating fetal outcomes after H1N1 influenza vaccination during pregnancy were eligible...
November 17, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149516/feasibility-of-percutaneous-left-atrial-appendage-closure-using-a-novel-lambre-occluder-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-initial-results-from-a-prospective-cohort-registry-study
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Shaojie Chen, Boris Schmidt, Stefano Bordignon, Fabrizio Bologna, Takahiko Nagase, Nikolaos Tsianakas, Laura Perrotta, K R Julian Chun
BACKGROUND: The LAmbreۛ occluder is a novel device for percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC). The presented study aimed to report the initial experience in implantation of the novel LAmbre for LAAC in patients with non-valvular AF. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observational, cohort registry study to evaluate the feasibility of percutaneous LAAC using the LAmbre occlude. RESULTS: Thirty patients (15 female, mean age 77...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149496/predictive-factors-for-osteoradionecrosis-of-the-jaws-a-retrospective-study
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Hans P Sathasivam, Gareth R Davies, Nicholas M Boyd
BACKGROUND: Osteoradionecrosis of the jaw (ORNJ) is a well-recognized complication of radiotherapy. The purpose of this study was to assess predictive factors for the development of ORNJ. METHODS: A retrospective study of 325 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treated at one institution between January 1, 1999, and December 31, 2008, was conducted. Outcome measure was the presence/absence of ORNJ. Time to event was recorded and Cox proportional hazard regression analysis was used to determine statistically significant predictive factors...
November 17, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149478/hospital-quality-patient-risk-and-medicare-expenditures-for-cancer-surgery
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Sarah P Shubeck, Jyothi R Thumma, Justin B Dimick, Hari Nathan
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection is a cornerstone of curative-intent therapy for patients with solid organ malignancies. With increasing attention paid to the costs of surgical care, there is a new focus on variations in the costs of cancer surgery. This study evaluated the potential interactive effect of hospital quality and patient risk on expenditures for cancer resections. METHODS: With 100% Medicare claim data for 2010-2013, patients aged 65 to 99 years who had undergone cancer resection were identified...
November 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149469/cuffed-versus-uncuffed-endotracheal-tubes-for-general-anaesthesia-in-children-aged-eight-years-and-under
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REVIEW
Flavia A De Orange, Rebeca Gac Andrade, Andrea Lemos, Paulo Sgn Borges, José N Figueiroa, Pete G Kovatsis
BACKGROUND: Since the introduction of endotracheal intubation in paediatrics, uncuffed endotracheal tubes (ETTs) have been the standard of care for children under eight years old, based on the presumption that complications, particularly postoperative stridor, are higher with cuffed ETTs. The major disadvantages of uncuffed ETTs cited for this shift in procedure include the difficulty in achieving tidal volumes due to leakage around an uncuffed ETT. To seal the airway adequately, uncuffed tubes may need to be exchanged for another tube with a larger diameter, which sometimes requires several attempts before the appropriate size is found...
November 17, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149468/pneumoparotitis-as-a-complication-of-long-term-oronasal-positive-airway-pressure-for-sleep-apnea
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Andrew J Goates, Daniel J Lee, Joan E Maley, Phillip C Lee, Henry T Hoffman
BACKGROUND: Parotid swelling is rarely caused by pneumoparotitis from retrograde insufflation of air into Stensen's duct. Previous reports have identified occupational exposures, self-induced habits, exercise, spirometry, and short-term positive pressure airway ventilation as causes of salivary duct insufflation. METHODS: We present 2 cases of pneumoparotitis in patients on long-term oronasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for obstructive sleep apnea...
November 17, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149456/effect-of-a-thermal-care-bundle-on-the-prevention-detection-and-treatment-of-perioperative-inadvertent-hypothermia
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Jed Duff, Kim Walker, Karen-Leigh Edward, Nicholas Ralph, Jo-Ann Giandinoto, Kimberley Alexander, Jeffrey Gow, John Stephenson
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To improve the prevention, detection, and treatment of perioperative inadvertent hypothermia (PIH) in adult surgical patients by implementing a Thermal Care Bundle. BACKGROUND: Keeping patients normothermic perioperatively prevents adverse surgical outcomes. Hypothermia leads to serious complications including increased risk of surgical bleeding, surgical site infections, and morbid cardiac events. The Thermal Care Bundle consists of three elements: 1) assess risk; 2) record temperature; and (3) actively warm...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149427/the-impact-of-the-national-bowel-screening-program-in-the-netherlands-on-detection-and-treatment-of-endoscopically-unresectable-benign-polyps
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C C M Marres, C J Buskens, E Schriever, P C M Verbeek, M W Mundt, W A Bemelman, A W H van de Ven
BACKGROUND: In January 2014, a national bowel cancer screening program started in the Netherlands. The program is being implemented in phases until 2019. Due to this program, an increase in patients referred for a colorectal resection for benign, but endoscopically unresectable polyps, is expected. So far, most resections are performed according to oncological principles despite no pre-operative histological diagnosis of malignancy. The aim of this study was to analyze the increase in referred patients during the first year of the screening program and to compare pathological results and clinical outcome of resections of patients undergoing resection for benign polyps before and after implementation of screening...
November 17, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149390/decompressive-craniectomy-and-csf-disorders-in-children
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Marie Manfiotto, Carmine Mottolese, Alexandru Szathmari, Pierre-Aurelien Beuriat, Olivier Klein, Matthieu Vinchon, Edouard Gimbert, Thomas Roujeau, Didier Scavarda, Michel Zerah, Federico Di Rocco
INTRODUCTION: Decompressive craniectomy (DC) is a lifesaving procedure but is associated to several post-operative complications, namely cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) dynamics impairment. The aim of this multicentric study was to evaluate the incidence of such CSF alterations after DC and review their impact on the overall outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective multicentric study to analyze the CSF disorders occurring in children aged from 0 to 17 years who had undergone a DC for traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the major Departments of Pediatric Neurosurgery of France between January 2006 and August 2016...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149388/problems-of-reconstructive-cranioplasty-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-children
#16
Paolo Frassanito, Gianpiero Tamburrini, Luca Massimi, Simone Peraio, Massimo Caldarelli, Concezio Di Rocco
Cranial repair after traumatic brain injury in children is still burdened by unsolved problems and controversial issues, mainly due to the high rate of resorption of autologous bone as well as the absence of valid alternative material to replace the autologous bone. Indeed, inert biomaterials are associated to satisfactory results in the short period but bear the continuous risk of complications related to the lack of osteointegration capacity. Biomimetic materials claiming osteoconductive properties that could balance their mechanical limits seem to allow good cranial bone reconstruction...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149365/percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-complications-and-how-to-deal-with-them
#17
REVIEW
Daniel A Wollin, Glenn M Preminger
Percutaneous nephrolithotomy is a common surgical treatment for large and complex stones within the intrarenal collecting system. A wide variety of complications can result from this procedure, including bleeding, injury to surrounding structures, infection, positioning-related injuries, thromboembolic disease, and even death. Knowledge of the different types of complications can be useful in order to prevent, diagnose, and treat these problems if they occur. This review describes the diversity of complications with the goal of improving their avoidance and treatment...
November 17, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149263/vitamin-d-and-assisted-reproductive-treatment-outcome-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#18
Justin Chu, Ioannis Gallos, Aurelio Tobias, Bee Tan, Abey Eapen, Arri Coomarasamy
STUDY QUESTION: Is serum vitamin D associated with live birth rates in women undergoing ART? SUMMARY ANSWER: Women undergoing ART who are replete in vitamin D have a higher live birth rate than women who are vitamin D deficient or insufficient. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an increased risk of abnormal pregnancy implantation as well as obstetric complications such as pre-eclampsia and fetal growth restriction...
November 15, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149260/an-aorto-oesophageal-fistula-caused-by-a-fish-bone-resulting-in-an-accidental-discovery-of-an-invasive-adenocarcinoma-in-the-lung
#19
Bao Long Zhang, Ji Ning Sun, Na Na Liu, Fu Zhi Cao
An aorto-oesophageal fistula is a rare, life-threatening complication caused by sharp foreign bodies in the oesophagus. We report an aorto-oesophageal fistula in the inferior segment of thoracic oesophagus caused by a fish bone. Multiplanar reconstruction of computed tomography and computed tomography angiography demonstrated that a foreign body had pierced from the left posterior wall of the oesophagus into the descending aortic wall. These computed tomography images can help radiologists make the correct diagnosis and provide precise evidence for clinicians to perform a timely surgical intervention...
November 15, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149246/asian-cleft-rhinoplasty-the-open-structural-approach
#20
Chin-Ho Wong, Rollin K Daniel, Seng-Teik Lee
Background: Asian cleft rhinoplasty is a unique procedure with specific challenges. Objectives: This paper presents our experience with the use of an open structural technique for Asian cleft rhinoplasty utilizing a complete autologous approach. Methods: An open approach that reconstructs the malpositioned nasal cartilage was utilized. Centrally, the septocolumella graft fixed securely in the midline with extender spreader grafts was utilized to project and lengthen the nose...
November 15, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
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