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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334507/what-s-hot-in-heart-valve-disease-2018
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Bobby Yanagawa, Subodh Verma
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January 13, 2018: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334140/slit-tubes-for-semisoft-pneumatic-actuators
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Lee Belding, Bilge Baytekin, Hasan Tarik Baytekin, Philipp Rothemund, Mohit S Verma, Alex Nemiroski, Dan Sameoto, Bartosz A Grzybowski, George M Whitesides
This article describes a new principle for designing soft or 'semisoft' pneumatic actuators: SLiT (for SLit-in-Tube) actuators. Inflating an elastomeric balloon, when enclosed by an external shell (a material with higher Young's modulus) containing slits of different directions and lengths, produces a variety of motions, including bending, twisting, contraction, and elongation. The requisite pressure for actuation depends on the length of the slits, and this dependence allows sequential actuation by controlling the applied pressure...
January 15, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332650/amplification-of-hsp-65-gene-and-usage-of-restriction-endonuclease-for-identification-of-non-tuberculous-rapid-grower-mycobacterium
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Ajoy Kumar Verma, Rohit Sarin, Vijay Kumar Arora, Gavish Kumar, Jyoti Arora, Paras Singh, Vithal Prasad Myneedu
BACKGROUND: The rapid grower mycobacteria have emerged as significant group of human pathogen amongst the Runyon group IV organisms that are capable of causing infection in both the healthy and immunocompromised hosts. Study aimed to identification of species amongst rapid grower non tuberculous mycobacterial isolates by polymerase chain reaction - restriction enzyme analysis (PRA). Analysis and comparison of results with standard biochemical tests. METHODS: Rapid grower non tuberculous mycobacteria had been collected from liquid culture section during the study period...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331761/prevention-of-articular-cartilage-degeneration-in-a-rat-model-of-monosodium-iodoacetate-induced-osteoarthritis-by-oral-treatment-with-withaferin-a
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Dharmendra Choudhary, Sulekha Adhikary, Naseer Ahmad, Priyanka Kothari, Ashwni Verma, Prabodh Kumar Trivedi, Prabhat Ranjan Mishra, Ritu Trivedi
Withaferin A (WFA), a highly oxygenated withanolide is used for anti-osteoporotic, fracture healing, obesity control as medicine and dietary supplement in Ayurveda and Unani medicine but its potential remains to be investigate for the osteoarthritis studies. In the present study, chondro-protective effects of WFA, under in vitro and in vivo conditions were evaluated. In-vitro pharmacological activity of WFA was tested on rat articular chondrocytes through MTT, DPPH, different staining, FACS and translation studies...
January 10, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330670/treatment-of-partial-thickness-rotator-cuff-tears-in-overhead-athletes
#5
REVIEW
Joseph N Liu, Grant H Garcia, Anirudh K Gowd, Brandon C Cabarcas, Michael D Charles, Anthony A Romeo, Nikhil N Verma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the etiology, classification, presentation, evaluation, treatment strategy, and outcomes in overhead athletes with partial thickness rotator cuff tears. RECENT FINDINGS: Despite advances in surgical repair techniques, return to play following surgical repair of partial rotator cuff tears remains modest at best. Overhead athletes may be particularly prone to rotator cuff pathology due to the supraphysiological strains within the tendon during the throwing motion, as well as mechanical stress with contact between the undersurface of the rotator cuff and the glenoid...
January 13, 2018: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329680/correlation-of-severity-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-with-potential-biomarkers
#6
Seema Singh, S K Verma, Santosh Kumar, M K Ahmad, Anuradha Nischal, S K Singh, R K Dixit
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a non-specific inflammation, which involves the airways, lung parenchyma and pulmonary vessels. The inflammation causes the activation of inflammatory cells and the release of various inflammatory mediators such as interleukin-1 beta, interleukin-6 and tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-a). The present study was designed to assess the serum cytokines [Interleukin-1β (IL-1β), Interleukin-6 (IL-6), Tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α)] levels in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients and they were correlated with severity of disease by spirometric measurements...
January 9, 2018: Immunology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329508/hospital-readmissions-and-the-day-of-the-week
#7
Aman Verma, Christian Rochefort, Guido Powell, David Buckeridge
Objectives Patients discharged from hospitals on a Friday (Friday discharges) are readmitted sooner (a shorter time-to-emergency-readmission) than those discharged on any other day of the week. To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of increasing weekend capacity, the effect estimate of Friday discharge on time-to-emergency-readmission needs to be precise. However, precise effect estimation is complicated by the confounding effect of differing healthcare-seeking behaviour and admission practices, and therefore different admission probability, by day of the week...
January 2018: Journal of Health Services Research & Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327401/daclatasvir-and-reduced-dose-sofosbuvir-an-effective-and-pangenotypic-treatment-for-hepatitis-c-in-patients-with-egfr-30-ml-min
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Amit Goel, Dharmendra Singh Bhadauria, Anupma Kaul, Prashant Verma, Mayank Mehrotra, Amit Gupta, Raj Kumar Sharma, Praveer Rai, Rakesh Aggarwal
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Sofosbuvir is a key agent for HCV treatment. It is not recommended for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) <30 mL/min. We report real-life experience of treating a cohort of CKD patients with eGFR <30 mL/min using daclatasvir and half-daily dose of sofosbuvir. METHODS: Adults patients who (i) had eGFR<30 ml/min and detectable HCV RNA and (ii) were treated with interferon and ribavirin free, DAA based regimens were included...
January 12, 2018: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326881/interaction-of-anthraquinones-of-cassia-occidentalis-seeds-with-dna-and-glutathione
#9
Gati Krushna Panigrahi, Neeraj Verma, Nivedita Singh, Somya Asthana, Shailendra K Gupta, Anurag Tripathi, Mukul Das
Consumption of Cassia occidentalis (CO) seeds has been associated with the hepatomyoencephalopathy (HME) in children. Recently, we have characterized the toxic anthraquinones (AQs) such as Emodin, Rhein, Aloe-emodin, Chrysophanol and Physcion in CO seeds and detected these moieties in the bio fluids of CO poisoning cases. As AQs were detected in the serum of HME patients, their interaction with key biomolecules including protein, DNA and glutathione (GSH) is imperative. In this regard, we have previously reported the interaction of these AQs with serum albumin protein and their subsequent biological effects...
2018: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326843/risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-randomized-to-a-restrictive-versus-liberal-approach-to-red-blood-cell-transfusion-in-cardiac-surgery-a-substudy-protocol-of-the-transfusion-requirements-in-cardiac-surgery-iii-noninferiority-trial
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Amit X Garg, Nadine Shehata, Shay McGuinness, Richard Whitlock, Dean Fergusson, Ron Wald, Chirag Parikh, Sean M Bagshaw, Boris Khanykin, Alex Gregory, Summer Syed, Gregory M T Hare, Meaghan S Cuerden, Kevin E Thorpe, Judith Hall, Subodh Verma, Pavel S Roshanov, Jessica M Sontrop, C David Mazer
Background: When safe to do so, avoiding blood transfusions in cardiac surgery can avoid the risk of transfusion-related infections and other complications while protecting a scarce resource and reducing costs. This protocol describes a kidney substudy of the Transfusion Requirements in Cardiac Surgery III (TRICS-III) trial, a multinational noninferiority randomized controlled trial to determine whether the risk of major clinical outcomes in patients undergoing planned cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass is no greater with a restrictive versus liberal approach to red blood cell transfusion...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325769/the-structural-determinants-of-the-bitopic-binding-mode-of-a-negative-allosteric-modulator-of-the-dopamine-d2-receptor
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Christopher J Draper-Joyce, Mayako Michino, Ravi Kumar Verma, Carmen Klein Herenbrink, Jeremy Shonberg, Anitha Kopinathan, Peter J Scammells, Ben Capuano, David M Thal, Jonathan A Javitch, Arthur Christopoulos, Lei Shi, J Robert Lane
SB269652 is a negative allosteric modulator of the dopamine D2 receptor (D2R) yet possesses structural similarity to ligands with a competitive mode of interaction. In this study, we aimed to understand the ligand-receptor interactions that confer its allosteric action. We combined site-directed mutagenesis with molecular dynamics simulations using both SB269652 and derivatives from our previous structure activity studies. We identify residues within the conserved orthosteric binding site (OBS) and a secondary binding pocket (SBP) that determine affinity and cooperativity...
January 8, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324861/cost-of-treatment-for-head-and-neck-cancer-in-india
#12
Akashdeep Singh Chauhan, Shankar Prinja, Sushmita Ghoshal, Roshan Verma, Arun S Oinam
There are no published data on the cost of cancer treatment for guiding reimbursement decisions in India. The present study was designed to estimate the cost of treating head and neck cancer (HNC) with the aim of determining package rates. The present study was undertaken in the Departments of Radiotherapy and Otolaryngology of a large tertiary care hospital in North India. Economic health system costs incurred were assessed using a bottom-up methodology. Data on all resources-capital or recurrent, incurred on the delivery of HNC treatment were collected from April 2014 to March 2015...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324718/screening-of-e-coli-%C3%AE-clamp-inhibitors-revealed-that-few-inhibit-helicobacter-pylori-more-effectively-structural-and-functional-characterization
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Preeti Pandey, Vijay Verma, Suman Kumar Dhar, Samudrala Gourinath
The characteristic of interaction with various enzymes and processivity-promoting nature during DNA replication makes β-clamp an important drug target. Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) have several unique features in DNA replication machinery that makes it different from other microorganisms. To find out whether difference in DNA replication proteins behavior accounts for any difference in drug response when compared to E. coli, in the present study, we have tested E. coli β-clamp inhibitor molecules against H...
January 11, 2018: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324305/caveolin-mediated-endocytosis-of-the-chlamydia-m278-outer-membrane-peptide-encapsulated-in-poly-lactic-acid-poly-ethylene-glycol-nanoparticles-by-mouse-primary-dendritic-cells-enhances-specific-immune-effectors-mediated-by-mhc-class-ii-and-cd4-t-cells
#14
Saurabh Dixit, Rajnish Sahu, Richa Verma, Skyla Duncan, Guillermo H Giambartolomei, Shree R Singh, Vida A Dennis
We previously developed a Chlamydia trachomatis nanovaccine (PPM) by encapsulating a chlamydial M278 peptide within poly(lactic acid)-poly(ethylene glycol) biodegradable nanoparticles that immunopotentiated Chlamydia-specific immune effector responses in mice. Herein, we investigated the mechanistic interactions of PPM with mouse bone marrow-derived dendritic cells (DCs) for its uptake, trafficking, and T cell activation. Our results reveal that PPM triggered enhanced expression of effector cytokines and chemokines, surface activation markers (Cd1d2, Fcgr1), pathogen-sensing receptors (TLR2, Nod1), co-stimulatory (CD40, CD80, CD86) and MHC class I and II molecules...
December 26, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323765/human-papillomavirus-and-nasopharyngeal-cancer
#15
Vivek Verma, Charles B Simone, Chi Lin
BACKGROUND: There are no existing high-volume studies characterizing human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC). METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) was queried for NPC with known HPV (2004-2013). Logistic regression ascertained factors associated with HPV-positivity. Kaplan-Meier overall survival (OS) was evaluated between HPV-positive and HPV-negative cohorts; Cox proportional hazards modeling assessed factors associated with OS...
January 11, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323074/small-cell-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-diagnostic-dilemma
#16
Anuj Verma, Shubhada Kane, Sushant Vinarkar, Anil K D'Cruz
Small cell variant of medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC) is a rare variant. In the past, primary thyroid lymphomas were thought to be small cell MTC (SCMTC). However, with the advent of immunohistochemistry, it was realized that SCMTC is rare. Our patient presented with neck mass for 1 year with an outside laboratory report of neoplastic lesion. His serum calcitonin levels were normal, but serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels were high. He underwent total thyroidectomy and was diagnosed to have small cell variant of MTC...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322962/etiologic-spectrum-and-prognosis-in-noncompressive-acute-transverse-myelopathies-an-experience-of-80-patients-at-a-tertiary-care-facility
#17
Shuchit Pandey, Ravindra K Garg, Hardeep S Malhotra, Amita Jain, Kiran P Malhotra, Neeraj Kumar, Rajesh Verma, Praveen K Sharma
INTRODUCTION: We evaluated the spectrum of acquired demyelinating and inflammatory disorders in patients presenting with an acute transverse myelopathy. We also studied differences between an acute idiopathic transverse myelitis and myelitis resulting from other etiologies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty consecutive patients with acute transverse myelopathy were included. At inclusion, clinical profile, serum and cerebrospinal fluid parameters, brain and spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging, and visual evoked potentials were obtained...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322709/study-of-association-of-thyroid-hormone-in-pre-eclampsia-and-normal-pregnancy
#18
L Harshvardhan, S S Dariya, Aradhana Sharma, Lalita Verma
Aim: The aim of the study was to assess association of thyroid hormone in preeclampsia and normal pregnancy. Material and Method: This was a hospital based observational case control study. Total 100 women were included, out of them 50 normal pregnant women in control group and 50 pre-eclamptic women in case group were included. Result: In this study no significant difference was found in FT3 (p value 0.085) and FT4 (p value 0.065) in control and case group...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322287/metaplastic-breast-cancer-practice-patterns-outcomes-and-the-role-of-radiotherapy
#19
Waqar Haque, Vivek Verma, Nilan Naik, E Brian Butler, Bin S Teh
PURPOSE: Metaplastic breast cancer (MBC) is a rare, aggressive form of breast cancer with limited data to guide management. This study of a large, contemporary US database described national practice patterns and addressed the impact of radiotherapy (RT) on survival. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base was queried (2004-2013) for women with non-metastatic MBC. Multivariable logistic regression ascertained factors associated with RT administration. Kaplan-Meier analysis evaluated overall survival (OS) between patients treated with either lumpectomy or mastectomy with or without RT, while substratifying patients into pT1-2N0 and pT3-4/N+ subcohorts...
January 10, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322093/heralded-quantum-steering-over-a-high-loss-channel
#20
Morgan M Weston, Sergei Slussarenko, Helen M Chrzanowski, Sabine Wollmann, Lynden K Shalm, Varun B Verma, Michael S Allman, Sae Woo Nam, Geoff J Pryde
Entanglement is the key resource for many long-range quantum information tasks, including secure communication and fundamental tests of quantum physics. These tasks require robust verification of shared entanglement, but performing it over long distances is presently technologically intractable because the loss through an optical fiber or free-space channel opens up a detection loophole. We design and experimentally demonstrate a scheme that verifies entanglement in the presence of at least 14.8 ± 0.1 dB of added loss, equivalent to approximately 80 km of telecommunication fiber...
January 2018: Science Advances
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