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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734130/right-lobe-living-donors-ages-55-and-older-in-liver-transplantation
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Seong Hoon Kim, Eung Chang Lee, Jae Ryong Shim, Sang Jae Park
Insufficient is the evidence for safe use of elderly donors in adult-to-adult living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of right lobe LDLT by donor age (≥55 vs. <55 years). All living donors who underwent right hepatectomy at the authors' institution between March 2008 and December 2015 were divided into 2 groups: group A with an age ≥ 55 and group B with an age < 55. The selection criteria for elderly donor were preservation of middle hepatic vein, remnant liver volume ≥30%, and no or mild fatty liver...
July 22, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734125/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-cold-in-situ-perfusion-and-preservation-of-the-hepatic-allograft-working-towards-a-unified-approach
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Ahmer M Hameed, Jerome M Laurence, Vincent W T Lam, Henry C Pleass, Wayne J Hawthorne
BACKGROUND: The efficacy of cold in situ perfusion and static storage of the liver is one possible determinant of transplantation outcomes. The aim of this study was to determine whether there is evidence to substantiate a preference for a particular perfusion route (aortic or dual) or perfusion/preservation solution in donation after brain-death (DBD) liver transplantation. METHODS: The Embase, Medline and Cochrane databases were utilized (1980-2017). Random effects modeling was used to estimate effects on transplantation outcomes based upon (i) aortic or dual in situ perfusion, and (ii) the use of University of Wisconsin (UW), histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate (HTK), Celsior and/or Institut Georges Lopez-1 (IGL-1) for perfusion/preservation...
July 22, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732019/rate-of-hepatitis-c-viral-clearance-by-human-livers-in-human-patients-liver-transplantation-modeling-primary-infection-and-implications-for-studying-entry-inhibition
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Michael G Hughes, William W Tucker, Sreelatha Reddy, Michael E Brier, David Koch, Craig J McClain, Colleen B Jonsson, Nobuyuki Matoba, Donghoon Chung
To better understand the dynamics of early hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, we determined how rapidly non-cirrhotic HCV-uninfected liver allografts clear HCV from the circulation of cirrhotic HCV-infected patients at the time of transplantation but before administration of immunosuppression. Specifically, we characterized serum HCV kinetics during the first 90 min of reperfusion for 19 chronically HCV-infected patients transplanted with an HCV-uninfected liver by measuring serum viral load immediately prior to reperfusion (t = 0) and then every 15 min for a total of 90 min (t = 90)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731270/polarized-light-emitting-diodes-based-on-patterned-mos2-nanosheet-hole-transport-layer
#4
Gyu Jin Choi, Quyet Van Le, Kyoung Soon Choi, Ki Chang Kwon, Ho Won Jang, Jin Seog Gwag, Soo Young Kim
Here, this study successfully fabricates few-layer MoS2 nanosheets from (NH4 )2 MoS4 and applies them as the hole transport layer as well as the template for highly polarized organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). The obtained material consists of polycrystalline MoS2 nanosheets with thicknesses of 2 nm. The MoS2 nanosheets are patterned by rubbing/ion-beam treatment. The Raman spectra shows that {poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene-alt-benzothiadiazole), poly[(9,9-di-n-octylfluorenyl-2,7-diyl)-alt-(benzo[2,1,3]thiadiazol-4,8-diyl)]} (F8BT) on patterned MoS2 exhibits distinctive polarization behavior...
July 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730779/a-comparative-study-on-postoperative-mortality-prediction-of-sfli-scoring-system-and-child-pugh-classification-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Jun Zheng, Rong-Chun Xing, Wei-Hong Zheng, Wei Liu, Ru-Cheng Yao, Xiao-Song Li, Jian-Ping Du, Lin Li
PURPOSE: In our previous study, we have established the clinical significance of the SFLI (scoring formula of liver injury), the purpose of this study was to compare the SFLI system and the Child-Pugh grading system in the prediction of postoperative mortality in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: 114 patients with HCC who underwent surgical treatment were enrolled. According to the requirement of the indicators for the Child-Pugh classification, various indices (including albumin [ALB], total bilirubin [TBIL], prothrombin time [PT], ascites, and hepatic encephalopathy) were considered in these patients before surgery, and then Child-Pugh grading was performed...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729271/whole-genome-sequence-of-acinetobacter-pittii-humv-6483-isolated-from-human-urine
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Itziar Chapartegui-González, María Lázaro-Díez, Santiago Redondo-Salvo, Laura Alted-Pérez, Javier Gonzalo Ocejo-Vinyals, Jesús Navas, José Ramos-Vivas
Acinetobacter pittii strain HUMV-6483 was obtained from urine from an adult patient. We report here its complete genome assembly using PacBio single-molecule real-time sequencing, which resulted in a chromosome with 4.07 Mb and a circular contig of 112 kb. About 3,953 protein-coding genes are predicted from this assembly.
July 20, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728456/quillaja-saponaria-bark-saponin-protects-wistar-rats-against-ferrous-sulphate-induced-oxidative-and-inflammatory-liver-damage
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Mustafa Ahmed Abdel-Reheim, Basim Anwar Shehata Messiha, Ali Ahmed Abo-Saif
CONTEXT: Saponins from different sources are historically reported in Chinese medicine to possess many beneficial effects. However, insufficient experimental data are available regarding the hepatoprotective potential of Quillaja bark saponin. OBJECTIVE: The protective effect of Quillaja saponaria Molina (Quillajaceae) bark triterpenoid saponin against iron-induced hepatotoxicity is compared to the standard N-acetylcysteine in adult male Wistar rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Animals were divided into (six) groups, namely a normal control, an N-acetylcysteine control (300 mg/kg/day, p...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727077/excess-of-dietary-montmorillonite-impairs-growth-performance-liver-function-and-antioxidant-capacity-in-starter-pigs
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H Y Zhao, X B Mao, B Yu, J He, P Zheng, J Yu, J Q Luo, Q Y Wang, D W Chen
Montmorillonite (MMT) is widely used as a mycotoxin adsorbent in animal feeds, but its safety remains unclear. This study was conducted to investigate the safety of MMT supplementation in diets fed to starter pigs. A total of 120 32-d-old piglets (initial weight, 8.0 ± 0.9 kg) were randomly allotted into dietary treatments with graded MMT levels (0 [FS 0], 0.5% [FS 0.5], 1.0% [FS 1.0], 2.5% [FS 2.5], and 5.0% [FS 5.0]) with 6 replicate pens per treatment and 4 pigs per pen. All diets were fed for 28 d. As the MMT level increased, ADG and G:F changed in a linear and quadratic manner, while ADFI was linearly decreased ( > 0...
July 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725902/impact-of-grape-pomace-consumption-on-the-blood-lipid-profile-and-liver-genes-associated-with-lipid-metabolism-of-young-rats
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Jianmei Yu, Rishipal R Bansode, Ivy N Smith, Steven L Hurley
Herein, we investigated the effects of grape pomace (GP) in diet on body weight, blood lipid profile, and expression of liver genes associated with lipid metabolism using a young rat model. In this study, twenty female Sprague-Dawley rats at 7 weeks of age were randomly divided into 4 groups, which were fed modified AIN-93G diets containing 0% (control), 6.9%, 13.8%, and 20.7% of GP for 10 weeks. Feed consumption and body weight were weekly determined. Blood samples were obtained at the beginning and end of the feeding period for cholesterol, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), and glucose analysis...
July 20, 2017: Food & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724414/effects-of-feeding-drunken-horse-grass-infected-with-epichlo%C3%A3-gansuensis-endophyte-on-animal-performance-clinical-symptoms-and-physiological-parameters-in-sheep
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Ying Liang, Hucheng Wang, Chunjie Li, Zhibiao Nan, Fadi Li
BACKGROUND: Many reports showed that grass-endophyte symbiosis induced livestock poisoned. Yet, there is no study evaluating clinical symptoms and physiological parameters in sheep fed Epichloë gansuensis endophyte-infected grass. The objective of the present study was to investigate these indexes by feeding sheep with endophyte-infected A. inebrians (E+ Group) or endophyte-free A. inebrians (E- Group) drunken horse grass or alfalfa hay (Control Group). RESULTS: The Epichloë endophyte caused obvious toxicity symptoms in the sheep fed E+ A...
July 19, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724301/sacred-space-and-the-healing-journey
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Paul L Alt
Sacred space and spirituality have long been used to heal the mind, body, and spirit. This article illuminates the origins of sacred space and its role as a healing environment from the first human construct, the burial mound, to the 5th Century BCE Greek healing city of Epidaurus. It then examines the role of spirituality as one of the necessary human institutions for a healthy society, according to the Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico. The conclusion then surveys three contemporary healing environments' architecture, the Department of Veteran Affairs Healing Environment Design Guideline (VAHEDG), and how these sacred spaces mend individual and community ailments...
July 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723980/preliminary-results-of-topical-hepatic-hypothermia-in-a-model-of-liver-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
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Emilio Elias Abdo, Estela Regina Ramos Figueira, Joel Avancini Rocha-Filho, Eleazar Chaib, Luiz Augusto Carneiro D'Albuquerque, Telesforo Bacchella
BACKGROUND: Ischemia/reperfusion causes organ damage but it is mandatory in hepatic transplantation, trauma and other complex liver surgeries, when Pringle maneuver is applied to minimize bleeding during these procedures. It is well known that liver ischemia/reperfusion leads to microcirculatory disturbance and cellular injury. In this setting hypothermia is known to reduce oxygen demand, lowering intracellular metabolism. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of hypothermia in liver ischemia/reperfusion injury, using a new model of topic isolated liver hypothermia...
July 6, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723855/four-year-outcomes-after-cessation-of-tenofovir-in-immune-tolerant-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients
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Vincent Wai-Sun Wong, Aric J Hui, Grace Lai-Hung Wong, Rosita Suk-Yi Chan, Angel Mei-Ling Chim, Angeline Oi-Shan Lo, Henry Lik-Yuen Chan
GOALS: To study the long-term outcome after cessation of antiviral therapy in immune-tolerant patients. BACKGROUND: Experience in the treatment of immune-tolerant chronic hepatitis B is scanty. Some immune-tolerant patients may receive temporary antiviral therapy, such as for prevention of vertical transmission at pregnancy or prophylaxis for chemotherapy. STUDY: This was a follow-up study of a phase 2 trial at 2 centers. Immune-tolerant patients received tenofovir disoproxil fumarate and/or emtricitabine for 4 years and were followed for another 4 years after treatment cessation...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723124/fluorescence-quenching-of-a-conjugated-polymer-by-synergistic-amine-carboxylic-acid-and-%C3%AF-%C3%AF-interactions-for-selective-detection-of-aromatic-amines-in-aqueous-solution
#14
Yi-Jia Zhao, Kesong Miao, Zhengtao Zhu, Li-Juan Fan
Fluorescence sensing of amine in aqueous solution is challenging. The various basicity and chemical structures of amines may lead to poor selectivity in aqueous solution, and selective fluorescence detection of primary aromatic amine is rarely reported. This paper presents design and synthesis of a fluorescent conjugated polymer for rapid and selective sensing of aromatic amines in aqueous solution. The fluorescent conjugated polymer, poly[fluorenyl-alt-p-phenyleneethynylene] with pendant carboxylic acid groups and long alky chains, is synthesized via palladium-catalyzed Sonogashira coupling reaction...
June 23, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722780/add-on-effects-of-fluvastatin-in-simeprevir-pegylated-interferon-ribavirin-combination-therapy-for-patients-with-genotype-1-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Goki Suda, Jun Ito, Atsushi Nagasaka, Yoshiya Yamamoto, Ken Furuya, Munenori Okamoto, Katsumi Terashita, Tomoe Kobayashi, Izumi Tsunematsu, Junichi Yoshida, Takashi Meguro, Masatsugu Ohara, Naoki Kawagishi, Megumi Kimura, Machiko Umemura, Takaaki Izumi, Yoko Tsukuda, Masato Nakai, Takuya Sho, Mitsuteru Natsuizaka, Kenichi Morikawa, Koji Ogawa, Naoya Sakamoto
BACKGROUND: The Japan Society of Hepatology guidelines indicate that HCV protease inhibitor combination therapy with simeprevir (SMV), pegylated-interferon (Peg-IFN), and ribavirin (RBV) is a therapeutic option for patients who fail to respond to a direct direct-acting antiviral (DAA) containing regimen. However, treatment outcomes have room for improvement. Fluvastatin (FLV) add-on treatment in Peg-IFN and RBV combination therapy for hepatitis C-infected patients significantly improved the sustained virological response (SVR), but the add-on effect of FLV on SMV combination therapy is not well understood...
July 19, 2017: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722611/phase-2a-open-label-4-escalating-dose-randomized-multicenter-study-evaluating-the-safety-and-activity-of-ferroquine-ssr97193-plus-artesunate-versus-amodiaquine-plus-artesunate-in-african-adult-men-with-uncomplicated-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria
#16
Christian Supan, Ghyslain Mombo-Ngoma, Maryvonne Kombila, Carmen L Ospina Salazar, Jana Held, Bertrand Lell, Cathy Cantalloube, Elhadj Djeriou, Bernhards Ogutu, John Waitumbi, Nekoye Otsula, Duncan Apollo, Mark E Polhemus, Peter G Kremsner, Douglas S Walsh
Artemisinin-based combination therapies are recommended as first-line agents for treating uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Ferroquine, a 4-aminoquinolone, is a novel long-acting combination partner for fast-acting drugs like artesunate (AS). We did a small phase 2a, multicenter, open-label, safety-focused dose-ranging randomized study of ferroquine at three African hospitals: two Gabonese and one Kenyan. We recruited adult men with symptomatic uncomplicated P. falciparum monoinfection. Four escalating doses of ferroquine (100, 200, 400, and 600 mg) were assessed in sequence, versus an amodiaquine comparator...
May 30, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721614/low-doses-of-chlorpyrifos-interfere-with-spermatogenesis-of-rats-through-reduction-of-sex-hormones
#17
Dinithi Champika Peiris, Thamali Dhanushka
Use of pesticides results in indirect effects on human health. We aimed to evaluate implications of toxicological effects of subchronic chlorpyrifos exposure on reproductive function in male rats. A total of 48 adult Wistar male rats were separated into four groups (n = 12). Animals were gavaged with 2.5 mg/kg (T1), 5 mg/kg (T2), or 10 mg/kg (T3) body weight of chlorpyrifos (CPF) or distilled water (control) daily for 30 days. Organ weights, epididymal sperm parameters, DNA integrity, sex hormonal (FHS and LH) levels, and alanine aminotransferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), gamma-glutamyl transferase (GGT), and creatinine concentrations were determined on day 31...
July 18, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721516/motor-cognitive-dual-tasking-under-hypoxia
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Dennis Hamacher, Marie Brennicke, Tom Behrendt, Prisca Alt, Alexander Törpel, Lutz Schega
Hypoxic conditions diminish motor performance and cognitive functions, especially when the motor task and the cognitive task are conducted simultaneously. Hypoxia does further increase prefrontal cortex activity which provokes a reduced capability of efficient resource utilisation. This, again, might evoke that the capacity of the limited mental resources of a dual task will be reached at an earlier stage of task complexity. The purpose of our study was to examine whether a cognitive task would increase gait variability to a higher extent under hypoxic as compared to normoxic conditions...
July 18, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720541/biological-sources-of-variation-of-serum-adiponectin-among-healthy-individuals-in-comparison-with-related-nutritional-and-inflammatory-markers
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Yoshihisa Shimizu, Kiyoshi Ichihara, Katsuyuki Nakajima
BACKGROUND: Serum adiponectin (AN) is a nutritional and inflammatory marker of various diseases. Its biological sources of variation (SVs) have been widely evaluated in, but its relationships with other related markers remain to be studied comprehensibly by use of multivariate analyses including factor analysis. METHODS: Serum specimens from 752 well-defined healthy subjects (295 males; 457 females) obtained from Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Vietnam were tested for total AN (tAN) and high-molecular-weight AN (hmAN) together with 71 major analytes...
July 15, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719009/diagnosis-of-chronic-heart-failure-by-the-soluble-suppression-of-tumorigenicity-2-and-n-terminal-pro-brain-natriuretic-peptide
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Xiao-Ling Jin, Ning Huang, Hui Shang, Ming-Cheng Zhou, Yi Hong, Wen-Zheng Cai, Jie Huang
OBJECTIVE: Our study was to explore the roles between serum soluble suppression of tumorigenicity 2 (sST2) and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) while evaluating ventricular function to properly diagnose chronic heart failure (CHF). METHODS: In total, 197 CHF patients were recruited and classified into ventricular function's II, III, and IV groups, and 106 healthy people into normal control group. To detect concentrations of Sst2 and NT-proBNP, ELISA and electro-chemiluminescence immuno assay were implemented...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
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