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Dennis H Li, Shruta Rawat, Jayson Rhoton, Pallav Patankar, Maria L Ekstrand, B R Simon Rosser, J Michael Wilkerson
On December 11, 2013, the Indian Supreme Court recriminalized non-peno-vaginal sex under Sec. 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), overturning a 2009 ruling that deemed IPC Sec. 377 unconstitutional. Similar "sodomy laws" in other countries have been associated with increased violence, harassment, and other discrimination against men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women. However, few studies have looked at the effects of such a law in an Indian context. This study examined experiences of victimization among MSM and hijra/transgender women (MSM-H) in the State of Maharashtra using a mixed-method approach...
September 2017: Sexuality Research & Social Policy
Yaseen Arabi, Fahad Al-Hameed, Karen E A Burns, Sangeeta Mehta, Sami Alsolamy, Mohammed Almaani, Yasser Mandourah, Ghaleb A Almekhlafi, Ali Al Bshabshe, Simon Finfer, Mohammed Alshahrani, Imran Khalid, Yatin Mehta, Atul Gaur, Hassan Hawa, Hergen Buscher, Zia Arshad, Hani Lababidi, Abdulsalam Al Aithan, Jesna Jose, Sheryl Ann I Abdukahil, Lara Y Afesh, Maamoun Dbsawy, Abdulaziz Al-Dawood
BACKGROUND: The Pneumatic CompREssion for Preventing VENous Thromboembolism (PREVENT) trial evaluates the effect of adjunctive intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) with pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis compared to pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis alone on venous thromboembolism (VTE) in critically ill adults. METHODS/DESIGN: In this multicenter randomized trial, critically ill patients receiving pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis will be randomized to an IPC or a no IPC (control) group...
March 15, 2018: Trials
Regina Wing Shan Sit, Keith Kwok Wai Chan, Benjamin Hon Kei Yip, Daisy Dexing Zhang, Kenneth Dean Reeves, Ying Ho Chan, Vincent Chi Ho Chung, Samuel Yeung Shan Wong
INTRODUCTION: Knee osteoarthritis (KOA) is a common, disabling and costly medical condition. The patellofemoral joint is a critical source of pain in individuals with KOA, and coexistence of patellofemoral osteoarthritis (PFOA) and tibiofemoral osteoarthritis (TFOA) is sometimes observed. The identification of subgroups with PFOA and customised interventions to correct underlying pathomechanics is beneficial for individuals with KOA. This study aims to evaluate whether a clinic-based patella mobilisation therapy (PMT) leads to significant improvement in pain, physical function and quality of life of individuals with KOA...
March 14, 2018: BMJ Open
Robert Steger, Lauren Blachorsky, Qizong Yang, Joshua C Brumberg
The properties of specific cortical cell types enable greater understanding of how cortical microcircuits process and transmit sensory, motor, and cognitive information. Previous reports have characterized the intrinsic properties of the inverted pyramidal cell (IPC) where the most prominent dendrite is orientated towards the cortical white matter. Using whole cell patch clamp recordings from rat and mouse somatosensory cortex in conjunction with electric microstimulation of the white matter we characterized the synaptic inputs onto IPCs and the more common upright pyramidal cell (UPC) in the infragranular layers...
March 13, 2018: Somatosensory & Motor Research
Moon Jong Kim, Bo Xia, Han Na Suh, Sung Ho Lee, Sohee Jun, Esther M Lien, Jie Zhang, Kaifu Chen, Jae-Il Park
The underlying mechanisms of how self-renewing cells are controlled in regenerating tissues and cancer remain ambiguous. PCNA-associated factor (PAF) modulates DNA repair via PCNA. Also, PAF hyperactivates Wnt/β-catenin signaling independently of PCNA interaction. We found that PAF is expressed in intestinal stem and progenitor cells (ISCs and IPCs) and markedly upregulated during intestinal regeneration and tumorigenesis. Whereas PAF is dispensable for intestinal homeostasis, upon radiation injury, genetic ablation of PAF impairs intestinal regeneration along with the severe loss of ISCs and Myc expression...
March 12, 2018: Developmental Cell
Caroline M Coope, Neville Q Verlander, Annegret Schneider, Susan Hopkins, William Welfare, Alan P Johnson, Bharat Patel, Isabel Oliver
BACKGROUND: Following hospital outbreaks of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), Public Health England published a toolkit in December 2013 to promote the early detection, management and control of CPE colonisation and infection in acute hospital settings. AIM: This evaluation aimed to examine awareness, uptake, implementation and usefulness of the CPE toolkit and identify potential barriers and facilitators to its adoption in order to inform future guidance...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Hospital Infection
P H Cashin, H Mahteme, I Syk, J E Frödin, B Glimelius, W Graf
BACKGROUND: The aim was to compare health-related quality-of-life (HRQOL) and cost-effectiveness between cytoreductive surgery with intraperitoneal chemotherapy (CRS + IPC) and systemic chemotherapy for patients with colorectal peritoneal metastases. METHODS: Patients included in the Swedish Peritoneal Trial comparing CRS + IPC and systemic chemotherapy completed the EORTC QLQ-C30 and SF-36 questionnaires at baseline, 2, 4, 6, 12, 18, and 24 months. HRQOL at 24 months was the primary endpoint...
February 21, 2018: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
Kunal Gupta, Hongyue Wang, Sanjiv B Amin
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of intermittent parenteral copper supplementation (IPC) on serum copper status and biochemical and hematological measures of copper toxicity and deficiency in premature infants with parenteral nutrition (PN)-associated cholestasis (PNAC). We performed a prospective nested observational study in premature infants with PNAC who received IPC after the development of PNAC. Infants with chromosomal disorders, TORCH (toxoplasmosis, parvovirus, syphilis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes, human immunodeficiency virus) infection, metabolic disorder, and/or surgical abnormality of the hepatobiliary system were excluded...
March 12, 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
Jun Zhang, Tiemei Zhang, Nan Wu, Xinhua Zhao, Qingsong Wang, Yanyang Jiang, Ming Gao, Lin Gu
BACKGROUND: Intracystic papillary carcinoma (IPC) is a rare breast neoplasm. There are few studies focusing on its clinical features and limited data about its preoperative diagnosis,treatment and outcomes. The purpose of this study is to explore specific characteristics of patients with IPC, investigate its clinicopathological features, prognosis in China and confirm its surgery management. METHODS: We identified 111 patients with IPC from the registry of Tianjin Medical University Cancer Institute and Hospital between 2004 and 2017...
March 8, 2018: Pathology, Research and Practice
Gui Pan, Haojie Hao, Jianping Liu
The transplantation of insulin-producing cells (IPCs) or pancreatic progenitor cells is a theoretical therapy for diabetes with insulin insufficiency. Isolated hepatocytes from newborn rats (within 24 h after birth) were progressively induced into IPCs using 5-aza-2'-deoxycytidine, Trichostatin A, retinoic acid, insulin-transferrin-selenium, and nicotinamide. We transplanted Pdx1+ pancreatic progenitors into STZ-induced diabetic mice and found the decreased blood glucose and increased insulin level in comparison with diabetic model...
March 7, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Ali C M Johnson, Richard A Zager
Background: P21, a cyclin kinase inhibitor, is upregulated by renal 'ischemic preconditioning' (IPC), and induces a 'cytoresistant' state. However, P21-induced cell cycle inhibition can also contribute to cellular senescence, a potential adverse renal event. Hence, this study assessed whether: (i) IPC-induced P21 upregulation is associated with subsequent renal senescence; and (ii) preconditioning can be established 'independent' of P21 induction and avoid a post-ischemic senescent state? Methods: CD-1 mice were subjected to either IPC (5-15 min) or to a recently proposed 'oxidant-induced preconditioning' (OIP) strategy (tin protoporphyrin-induced heme oxygenase inhibition +/- parental iron administration)...
March 7, 2018: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
Tetsuya Ikemoto, Rui Feng, Mitsuo Shimada, Yu Saito, Shuichi Iwahashi, Yuji Morine, Satoru Imura
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to develop a simple protocol for deriving insulin-producing cells (IPCs) from adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ADSCs). We established a 2-step creation method and an acceleration strategy with a histone deacetylase inhibitor that promoted a pro-endocrine pancreatic lineage. METHODS: We seeded ADSCs in 96-well dishes and cultured in Dulbecco's modified Eagle's medium/F12 medium containing 1% fetal bovine serum, 1% B27 supplement, 1% N2 supplement, 50-ng/mL human activin A, and 10-nM exendin-4 for step 1 of differentiation (7 days)...
April 2018: Pancreas
Amanda M Heapy, Martin D Hoffman, Heidie H Verhagen, Samuel W Thompson, Pavitra Dhamija, Fiona J Sandford, Mary C Cooper
Manual therapy (MT) and intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) are recovery methods used by endurance athletes with little evidence supporting effectiveness. This randomized controlled trial evaluated effectiveness of four daily post-race treatments of a specific MT protocol and IPC compared with supine rest on recovery following an ultramarathon among 56 ultramarathoners. Groups were comparable across all characteristics examined, including post-race plasma creatine kinase concentration. Subject completed timed 400 m runs before the race and on days three, five, seven and 14 post- race, and also provided muscle pain and soreness ratings and fatigue scores immediately before and after treatments, and during the 14 days post- race...
March 7, 2018: Research in Sports Medicine
Sarah Jane Messeder, Mahendran Chetty, Megan C Thomson, Graeme P Currie
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March 7, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Practice
Mahmoud Hashemi Tabar, Mohammad Reza Tabandeh, Eskandar Moghimipour, Dian Dayer, Ata A Ghadiri, Elham Allah Bakhshi, Mahmoud Orazizadeh, Mohammad Ali Ghafari
Pancreatic and duodenal homeobox 1 (Pdx1) and Sonic hedgehog (Shh) are the key regulators of beta-cell function. In vitro experiments have shown that there is significant cooperation between Pdx1 and Shh with regard to the production and maintenance of insulin-producing cells (IPCs). In this study, the combined effect of Pdx1 overexpression and Shh manipulation on the function of adipose tissue-derived IPCs was determined. A eukaryotic expression vector ( Pdx1- pCDNA3.1(+)) was constructed and transfected into a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell line...
March 2018: FEBS Open Bio
Jennifer L Norcliffe, John G Mina, Emilio Alvarez, Juan Cantizani, Francisco de Dios-Anton, Gonzalo Colmenarejo, Silva Gonzalez-Del Valle, Maria Marco, José M Fiandor, Julio J Martin, Patrick G Steel, Paul W Denny
Leishmaniasis is a Neglected Tropical Disease caused by the insect-vector borne protozoan parasite, Leishmania species. Infection affects millions of the world's poorest, however vaccines are absent and drug therapy limited. Recently, public-private partnerships have developed to identify new modes of controlling leishmaniasis. Drug discovery is a significant part of these efforts and here we describe the development and utilization of a novel assay to identify antiprotozoal inhibitors of the Leishmania enzyme, inositol phosphorylceramide (IPC) synthase...
March 2, 2018: Scientific Reports
Lauren Clack, Simone Passerini, Tanja Manser, Hugo Sax
OBJECTIVE To elicit expert consensus on the likelihood of infectious outcomes (patient colonization or infection) following a broad range of infectious risk moments (IRMs) from observations in acute care. DESIGN Expert consensus study using modified Delphi technique. PARTICIPANTS Panel of 40 international experts including nurses, physicians and microbiologists specialized in infectious diseases and infection prevention and control (IPC). METHODS The modified Delphi process consisted of 3 online survey rounds, with feedback of mean ratings and expert comments between rounds...
March 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Aaron M Wolfson, Luanda Grazette, Leslie Saxon, Haider Nazeer, David M Shavelle, Rita Jermyn
AIMS: Remote haemodynamic monitoring (RHM) decreases hospitalization rates in patients with chronic heart failure (HF). Many patients with chronic HF develop pulmonary hypertension (PH) secondary to left heart disease with some acquiring combined pre-capillary and post-capillary PH (Cpc-PH). The efficacy of RHM in achieving pulmonary pressure reductions in patients with Cpc-PH vs. isolated post-capillary PH (Ipc-PH) is unknown. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether a higher baseline diastolic pressure gradient (DPGbaseline ) measured at the time of CardioMEMS™ HF sensor implantation is associated with lower reductions in pulmonary artery diastolic pressures (PADP)...
March 2, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
Ying Xie, Daofang Jiang, Jing Xiao, Chensheng Fu, Zhenxing Zhang, Zhibin Ye, Xiaoli Zhang
Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has a strong renoprotective effect during renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury that is thought to relate to autophagy. However, the role of autophagy during IPC-afforded renoprotection and the precise mechanisms involved are unknown. In this study, an in vitro hypoxia/reoxygenation (H/R) model was established in which oxygen and glucose deprivation (OGD) was applied to renal cells for 15 h followed by reoxygenation under normal conditions for 30 min, 2 h or 6 h; transient OGD and subsequent reoxygenation were implemented before prolonged H/R injury to achieve hypoxic preconditioning (HPC)...
March 1, 2018: Cell Death & Disease
Gülay Ateş, Anne Frederieke Ebenau, Csilla Busa, Ágnes Csikos, Jeroen Hasselaar, Birgit Jaspers, Johan Menten, Sheila Payne, Karen Van Beek, Sandra Varey, Marieke Groot, Lukas Radbruch
BACKGROUND: Family carers manage a wide range of responsibilities in the lives and care of patients receiving palliative care. They fulfil multiple roles and perform activities within different settings. This has immediate consequences on family carers' every-day lives. According to literature, family carers in palliative care are both part of the formal and informal care network, but also persons in need of support. This article aims to investigate 1) burdens and rewards associated with family caregiving and 2) what family carers find helpful in their contact with professionals from integrated palliative care initiatives (IPC-i) and other services...
March 1, 2018: BMC Palliative Care
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