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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541424/a-new-in-vitro-bioassay-system-for-the-discovery-and-quantitative-evaluation-of-mosquito-repellents
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Abbas Ali, Charles L Cantrell, Ikhlas A Khan
Mosquitoes vector many pathogens that cause human diseases. Repellents play a significant role in reducing the risk of these diseases by preventing mosquito bites. In this paper, we are reporting an Ali and Khan (A & K), large cage in vitro bioassay system that can effectively be used to measure repellency of compounds against mosquitoes. The system uses temperature as a landing and feeding stimulus, and collagen as a feeding substrate. The minimum effective dose (MED) of DEET (N, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide; 19...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535913/patient-doses-and-occupational-exposure-in-a-hybrid-operating-room
#2
C Andrés, H Pérez-García, M Agulla, R Torres, D Miguel, A Del Castillo, C M Flota, D Alonso, J de Frutos, C Vaquero
PURPOSE: This study aimed to characterize the radiation exposure to patients and workers in a new vascular hybrid operating room during X-ray-guided procedures. METHODS: During one year, data from 260 interventions performed in a hybrid operating room equipped with a Siemens Artis Zeego angiography system were monitored. The patient doses were analysed using the following parameters: radiation time, kerma-area product, patient entrance reference point dose and peak skin dose...
May 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535819/does-the-placebo-effect-modulate-drug-bioavailability-randomized-cross-over-studies-of-three-drugs
#3
Muhammad M Hammami, Ahmed Yusuf, Faduma S Shire, Rajaa Hussein, Reem Al-Swayeh
BACKGROUND: Medication effect is the sum of its drug, placebo, and drug*placebo interaction effects. It is conceivable that the interaction effect involves modulating drug bioavailability; it was previously observed that being aware of caffeine ingestion may prolong caffeine plasma half-life. This study was set to evaluate such concept using different drugs. METHODS: Balanced single-dose, two-period, two-group, cross-over design was used to compare the pharmacokinetics of oral cephalexin, ibuprofen, and paracetamol, each described by its name (overt) or as placebo (covert)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530189/marinobacter-lipolyticus-from-red-sea-for-lipase-production-and-modulation-of-silver-nanomaterials-for-anti-candidal-activities
#4
Mohammad Oves, Huda A Qari, Nadeen M Felemban, Mohammad Z Khan, Zulfiqar A Rehan, Iqbal M I Ismail
In this study, the bacterial strain CEES 33 was isolated from the coastal area of the Red Sea, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The bacterium isolate was identified and characterized by using biochemical and molecular methods. The isolate CEES 33 has been identified as Gram-negative rod shaped and cream pigmented spherical colonies. It also demonstrated a positive result for nitrate reduction, oxidase, catalase, citrate utilization, lipase and exopolysaccharide production. Strain CEES 33 was characterized at the molecular level by partial 16S rRNA sequencing and it has been identified as Marinobacter lipolyticus (EMBL|LN835275...
June 2017: IET Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523354/investigation-of-reference-levels-and-radiation-dose-associated-with-abdominal-evar-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-procedures-across-several-european-centres
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E Tuthill, L O'Hora, M O'Donohoe, S Panci, P Gilligan, D Campion, R Trenti, E Fox, D Catania, L Rainford
OBJECTIVES: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is considered the treatment of choice for abdominal aortic aneurysms with suitable anatomy. In order to improve radiation safety, European Directive (2013/59) requires member states to implement diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) in radio-diagnostic and interventional procedures. This study aimed to determine local DRLs for EVAR across five European centres and identify an interim European DRL, which currently remains unestablished. METHODS: Retrospective data was collected for 180 standard EVARs performed between January 2014 and July 2015 from five specialist centres in Ireland (n=2) and Italy (n=3)...
May 18, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516342/pharmacokinetic-bioequivalence-studies-of-an-extended-release-oxycodone-hydrochloride-tablet-in-healthy-japanese-subjects-under-fasting-and-fed-conditions-without-an-opioid-antagonist
#6
Kaoru Toyama, Hidetoshi Furuie, Kana Kuroda, Hitoshi Ishizuka
Oxycodone is a semisynthetic opioid used for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. Two separate studies were conducted to assess the pharmacokinetic bioequivalence of a newly formulated oxycodone hydrochloride extended-release tablet to a marketed oxycodone product in Japan under fasting and fed conditions. Each study was a randomized, open-label, single-dose, single-center, two-period, two-way crossover study. Healthy male Japanese subjects received the oxycodone 10-mg products under fasting and fed conditions...
May 17, 2017: Drugs in R&D
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516271/three-dimensional-image-fusion-guidance-for-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-placement
#7
Vania Tacher, Arthur Petit, Haytham Derbel, Luigi Novelli, Manuel Vitellius, Fourat Ridouani, Alain Luciani, Alain Rahmouni, Christophe Duvoux, Chady Salloum, Mélanie Chiaradia, Hicham Kobeiter
INTRODUCTION: To assess the safety, feasibility and effectiveness of image fusion guidance with pre-procedural portal phase computed tomography with intraprocedural fluoroscopy for transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All consecutive cirrhotic patients presenting at our interventional unit for TIPS creation from January 2015 to January 2016 were prospectively enrolled. Procedures were performed under general anesthesia in an interventional suite equipped with flat panel detector, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) and image fusion technique...
May 17, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513455/glucose-tolerance-disorders-during-treatment-with-glucocorticoids-in-patients-with-inflammatory-diseases-of-the-musculoskeletal-system-based-on-the-analysis-of-data-from-the-literature-and-own-research-results
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Piotr Dąbrowski, Maria Majdan
Glucocorticoids are among the most frequently used anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive drugs. They are widely used in the treatment of numerous autoimmune disorders. However, the treatment with glucocorticoids is connected with the risk of a number of side effects. Among them, glucose tolerance disorders play an important role. The results of meta-analyses show that the risk of diabetes is from 1.4 to 2.5 times higher in the case of treated patients in comparison to the general population. Glucocorticoids can directly impair pancreatic β-cell secretion...
May 4, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512364/-radiographic-implications-of-procedures-involving-cardiac-implantable-electronic-devices-cieds-selected-aspects
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Roman Steckiewicz, Dariusz Artur Kosior, Elżbieta Barbara Świętoń, Marek Rosiak, Bartosz Lange, Przemysław Stolarz
BACKGROUND: Some cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) implantation procedures require the use of X-rays, which is reflected by such parameters as total fluoroscopy time (TFT) and dose-area product (DAP - defined as the absorbed dose multiplied by the area irradiated). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This retrospective study evaluated 522 CIED implantation (424 de novo and 98 device upgrade and new lead placement) procedures in 176 women and 346 men (mean age 75±11 years) over the period 2012-2015...
May 16, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512001/low-dose-inflammatory-potential-of-silica-particles-in-human-derived-thp-1-macrophage-cell-culture-studies-mechanism-and-effects-of-particle-size-and-iron
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Premshekharan Gayatri, Hongqiao Zhang, Kennedy Nguyen, Henry Jay Forman, Valerie Jean Leppert
Silica and iron are major constituents in ambient particulate matter, and iron is a common impurity in many engineered nanomaterials. The purpose of this work was to determine the pro-inflammatory and other biological effects and mechanism of particle size and iron presence under low dose, non-cytotoxic conditions that are likely to approximate actual exposure levels, in contrast with higher dose studies in which cytotoxicity occurs. Specifically, human-derived THP-1 macrophages were exposed to 1 μg/ml of pristine and iron-coated 50 nm and 2 μm engineered silica nanoparticles...
May 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507435/mesoporous-silica-nanoparticles-trigger-mitophagy-in-endothelial-cells-and-perturb-neuronal-network-activity-in-a-size-and-time-dependent-manner
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Antonina Orlando, Emanuela Cazzaniga, Maria Tringali, Francesca Gullo, Andrea Becchetti, Stefania Minniti, Francesca Taraballi, Ennio Tasciotti, Francesca Re
PURPOSE: Mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNPs) are excellent candidates for biomedical applications and drug delivery to different human body areas, the brain included. Although toxicity at cellular level has been investigated, we are still far from using MSNPs in the clinic, because the mechanisms involved in the cellular responses activated by MSNPs have not yet been elucidated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study used an in vitro multiparametric approach to clarify relationships among size, dose, and time of exposure of MSNPs (0...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501334/exchangeable-sodium-percentage-decrease-in-saline-sodic-soil-after-basic-oxygen-furnace-slag-application-in-a-lysimeter-trial
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Chiara Pistocchi, Giorgio Ragaglini, Valentina Colla, Teresa Annunziata Branca, Cristiano Tozzini, Lea Romaniello
The Basic Oxygen Furnace Slag results from the conversion of hot metal into steel. Some properties of this slag, such as the high pH or calcium and magnesium content, makes it suitable for agricultural use as a soil amendment. Slag application to agricultural soils is allowed in some European countries, but to date there is no common regulation in the European Union. In Italy soils in coastal areas are often affected by excess sodium, which has several detrimental effects on the soil structure and crop production...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500759/a-monte-carlo-model-for-mean-glandular-dose-evaluation-in-spot-compression-mammography
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Antonio Sarno, David R Dance, Ruben E van Engen, Kenneth C Young, Paolo Russo, Francesca Di Lillo, Giovanni Mettivier, Kristina Bliznakova, Baowei Fei, Ioannis Sechopoulos
PURPOSE: To characterize the dependence of normalized glandular dose (DgN) on various breast model and image acquisition parameters during spot compression mammography and other partial breast irradiation conditions, and evaluate alternative previously-proposed dose-related metrics for this breast imaging modality. METHODS: Using Monte Carlo simulations with both simple homogeneous breast models and patient-specific breasts, three different dose related metrics for spot compression mammography were compared: the standard DgN, the normalized glandular dose to only the directly irradiated portion of the breast (DgNv), and the DgN obtained by the product of the DgN for full field irradiation and the ratio of the mid-height area of the irradiated breast to the entire breast area (DgNM )...
May 13, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500459/personalized-feedback-on-staff-dose-in-fluoroscopy-guided-interventions-a-new-era-in-radiation-dose-monitoring
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Anna M Sailer, Laura Vergoossen, Leonie Paulis, Willem H van Zwam, Marco Das, Joachim E Wildberger, Cécile R L P N Jeukens
PURPOSE: Radiation safety and protection are a key component of fluoroscopy-guided interventions. We hypothesize that providing weekly personal dose feedback will increase radiation awareness and ultimately will lead to optimized behavior. Therefore, we designed and implemented a personalized feedback of procedure and personal doses for medical staff involved in fluoroscopy-guided interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical staff (physicians and technicians, n = 27) involved in fluoroscopy-guided interventions were equipped with electronic personal dose meters (PDMs)...
May 12, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497188/pediatric-percutaneous-osteoid-osteoma-ablation-cone-beam-ct-with-fluoroscopic-overlay-versus-conventional-ct-guidance
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Brandon C Perry, Eric J Monroe, Tyler McKay, Kalpana M Kanal, Giridhar Shivaram
PURPOSE: To compare technical success, clinical success, complications, radiation dose, and total room utilization time for osteoid osteoma thermal (radiofrequency or microwave) ablation using cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) with two-axis fluoroscopic navigational overlay versus conventional computed tomography (CT) guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review was performed to identify all osteoid osteoma ablations performed over a 5.5-year period at a single tertiary care pediatric hospital...
May 11, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491907/comprehensive-assessment-of-patient-image-quality-and-radiation-dose-in-latest-generation-cardiac-x-ray-equipment-for-percutaneous-coronary-interventions
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Amber J Gislason-Lee, Claire Keeble, Daniel Egleston, Josephine Bexon, Stephen M Kengyelics, Andrew G Davies
This study aimed to determine whether a reduction in radiation dose was found for percutaneous coronary interventional (PCI) patients using a cardiac interventional x-ray system with state-of-the-art image enhancement and x-ray optimization, compared to the current generation x-ray system, and to determine the corresponding impact on clinical image quality. Patient procedure dose area product (DAP) and fluoroscopy duration of 131 PCI patient cases from each x-ray system were compared using a Wilcoxon test on median values...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472925/registration-error-of-the-liver-ct-using-deformable-image-registration-of-mim-maestro-and-velocity-ai
#17
Nobuyoshi Fukumitsu, Kazunori Nitta, Toshiyuki Terunuma, Toshiyuki Okumura, Haruko Numajiri, Yoshiko Oshiro, Kayoko Ohnishi, Masashi Mizumoto, Teruhito Aihara, Hitoshi Ishikawa, Koji Tsuboi, Hideyuki Sakurai
BACKGROUND: Understanding the irradiated area and dose correctly is important for the reirradiation of organs that deform after irradiation, such as the liver. We investigated the spatial registration error using the deformable image registration (DIR) software products MIM Maestro (MIM) and Velocity AI (Velocity). METHODS: Image registration of pretreatment computed tomography (CT) and posttreatment CT was performed in 24 patients with liver tumors. All the patients received proton beam therapy, and the follow-up period was 4-14 (median: 10) months...
May 4, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468770/effects-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-insulin-sensitivity-and-insulin-secretion-in-subjects-with-type-2-diabetes-and-vitamin-d-deficiency-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#18
Hanne L Gulseth, Cecilie Wium, Kristin Angel, Erik F Eriksen, Kåre I Birkeland
OBJECTIVE: In observational studies, low vitamin D levels are associated with type 2 diabetes (T2D), impaired glucose metabolism, insulin sensitivity, and insulin secretion. We evaluated the efficacy of vitamin D supplementation on insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion in subjects with T2D and low vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] <50 nmol/L). RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Sixty-two men and women with T2D and vitamin D deficiency participated in a 6-month randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial...
May 3, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463668/autophagy-induction-regulates-influenza-virus-replication-in-a-time-dependent-manner
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Neda Feizi, Parvaneh Mehrbod, Bizhan Romani, Hoorieh Soleimanjahi, Taravat Bamdad, Amir Feizi, Ehsan Ollah Jazaeri, Hadiseh Shokouhi Targhi, Maryam Saleh, Abbas Jamali, Fatemeh Fotouhi, Reza Nasrollahi Nargesabad, Asghar Abdoli
PURPOSE: Autophagy plays a key role in host defence responses against microbial infections by promoting degradation of pathogens and participating in acquired immunity. The interaction between autophagy and viruses is complex, and this pathway is hijacked by several viruses. Influenza virus (IV) interferes with autophagy through its replication and increases the accumulation of autophagosomes by blocking lysosome fusion. Thus, autophagy could be an effective area for antiviral research...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463499/advancing-homogeneous-antimicrobial-glycoconjugate-vaccines
#20
Roberto Adamo
Since 2004, when the first synthetic glycoconjugate vaccine against the pneumonia and meningitis causing bacterium Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib) approved for human use in Cuba was reported, 34 million doses of the synthetic vaccine have been already distributed in several countries under the commercial name of Quimi-Hib. However, despite the success of this product, no other synthetic glycoconjugate vaccine has been licensed in the following 13 years. As well as avoiding the need to handle pathogens, synthetic glycoconjugates offer clear advantages in terms of product characterization and the possibility to understand the parameters influencing immunogenicity...
May 2, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
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