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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327766/phosphorescent-platinum-ii-alkynyls-end-capped-with-benzothiazole-units
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Rebeca Lara, Elena Lalinde, M Teresa Moreno
Symmetric trans-bis(alkynyl)bis(phosphine) Pt(II) complexes based on the 2-phenylbenzothiazole (pbt) unit [trans-Pt(C[triple bond, length as m-dash]C-pbt)2L2] [L = PPh31, PEt32, 1,3,5-triaza-7-phosphaadamantane (PTA) 3] and the mixed alkynyl-cyanide anionic complex (NBu4)2[trans-Pt(C[triple bond, length as m-dash]C-pbt)2(CN)2] (4) were synthesized. The complexes have been fully characterized including X-ray crystallography for 2 and 4. All complexes display long-lived emission with moderate quantum yields (ϕ 6...
March 22, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326154/probiotic-lactobacillus-reuteri-has-antifungal-effects-on-oral-candida-species-in-vitro
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Mette Rose Jørgensen, Camilla Kragelund, Peter Østrup Jensen, Mette Kirstine Keller, Svante Twetman
Background: An alternative approach for managing Candida infections in the oral cavity by modulating the oral microbiota with probiotic bacteria has been proposed. Objective: The aim was to investigate the antifungal potential of the probiotic bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri (DSM 17938 and ATCC PTA 5289) against six oral Candida species (C. albicans, C. glabrata, C. krusei, C. tropicalis, C. dubliniensis, and C. parapsilosis). Design: The lactobacilli were tested for their ability to co-aggregate with and inhibit the growth of the yeasts assessed by spectrophotometry and the agar overlay inhibition assay...
2017: Journal of Oral Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326063/lactobacillus-reuteri-surface-mucus-adhesins-upregulate-inflammatory-responses-through-interactions-with-innate-c-type-lectin-receptors
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Krisztián P Bene, Devon W Kavanaugh, Charlotte Leclaire, Allan P Gunning, Donald A MacKenzie, Alexandra Wittmann, Ian D Young, Norihito Kawasaki, Eva Rajnavolgyi, Nathalie Juge
The vertebrate gut symbiont Lactobacillus reuteri exhibits strain-specific adhesion and health-promoting properties. Here, we investigated the role of the mucus adhesins, CmbA and MUB, upon interaction of L. reuteri ATCC PTA 6475 and ATCC 53608 strains with human monocyte-derived dendritic cells (moDCs). We showed that mucus adhesins increased the capacity of L. reuteri strains to interact with moDCs and promoted phagocytosis. Our data also indicated that mucus adhesins mediate anti- and pro-inflammatory effects by the induction of interleukin-10 (IL-10), tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α), IL-1β, IL-6, and IL-12 cytokines...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324353/the-fast-d-protocol-a-simple-method-to-rule-out-traumatic-vascular-injuries-of-the-lower-extremities
#4
Miguel Angel Montorfano, Lisandro Miguel Montorfano, Federico Perez Quirante, Federico Rodríguez, Leonardo Vera, Luca Neri
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to assess the accuracy of a Fast Doppler protocol for the examination of an injured lower limb, namely 2-Point Fast Doppler (2PFD), in order to rapidly triage arterial lesions after penetrating trauma. METHODS: The presence of flow and the aspects of the Doppler waveform of the dorsalis pedis artery (DPA) and posterior tibial artery (PTA) of the injured lower limb (2PFD) were evaluated immediately before the execution of a standardized Color Duplex Doppler (SD) evaluation in 149 limbs of 140 patients with gunshot penetrating injuries...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304096/insertion-depth-impacts-speech-perception-and-hearing-preservation-for-lateral-wall-electrodes
#5
Brendan P O'Connell, Jacob B Hunter, David S Haynes, Jourdan T Holder, Matt M Dedmon, Jack H Noble, Benoit M Dawant, George B Wanna
OBJECTIVES: 1) Examine angular insertion depths (AID) and scalar location of Med-El (GmbH Innsbruck, Austria) electrodes; and 2) determine the relationship between AID and audiologic outcomes controlling for scalar position. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. METHODS: Postlingually deafened adults undergoing cochlear implantation with Flex 24, Flex 28, and Standard electrode arrays (Med-El) were identified. Patients with preoperative and postoperative computed tomography scans were included so that electrode location and AID could be determined...
March 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300044/impact-of-operator-hearing-threshold-on-manual-blood-pressure-measurement
#6
Abubakar Danjuma Salisu, Aminu Bakari, Hamisu Abdullahi
INTRODUCTION: Une déficience auditive non détectée chez le personnel de santé pourrait affecter leur capacité à obtenir une pression artérielle (PA) précise avec des conséquences négatives sur les soins aux patients. Le but de cet article était de déterminer l'impact de l'audition de l'opérateur sur la mesure manuelle de la pression artérielle. Méthodologie: Une étude transversale portant sur 25 patients et 60 personnel de santé composé de 25 médecins (groupe 1), 25 infirmières (groupe 2) et 10 10 personnes qualifiées sélectionnées ayant une audition normale formé (groupe 3)...
January 2017: Annals of African Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297064/endovascular-treatment-of-swing-segment-stenosis-in-vascular-access-current-status-and-future-directions
#7
Rick de Graaf
Swing-segment lesions are a fairly common reason for access failure and predispose to repeated interventions. The pathophysiology, hemodynamic circumstances and the primary intervention might all play a role in early recurrence. Mainly, percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), bare metal stenting and stent graft implantation have been performed to prolong lesion patency and access circuit patency. The available data on endovascular treatment of swing-segment lesions are scarce, heterogeneous and of poor quality...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289682/stent-grafts-can-convert-unusable-upper-arm-arteriovenous-fistulas-into-a-functioning-hemodialysis-access-a-retrospective-case-series
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Charudatta S Bavare, Tiffany K Street, Eric K Peden, Mark G Davies, Joseph J Naoum
INTRODUCTION: Not all newly created arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) successfully mature and develop into a functioning access for hemodialysis. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and balloon-assisted maturation (BAM) have been utilized to either treat flow-limiting stenoses or to promote and accelerate maturation. We hypothesized that unusable upper arm AVFs can be rescued by conversion to a functional access using the percutaneous placement of a stent graft (SG). METHODS: Clinical data on 12 patients with an early non-usable upper arm AVF underwent percutaneous revision using SGs...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287292/-long-term-results-after-invasive-treatment-of-critical-limb-ischemia
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Zoltán Ruzsa, Ferenc Kuti, Balázs Berta, Károly Tóth, Zoltán Bánsághi, Zoltán Vámosi, Kálmán Hüttl
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Surgical tibial bypass for critical limb ischemia is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and graft failure, whereas percutaneous angioplasty and stenting has promising results. The objective of this study was the investigation of the long term results of below-knee percutaneous angioplasty for restoring straight inline arterial flow in patients with critical limb ischemia. METHOD: The clinical and angiographic data of 281 consecutive patients with critical limb ischemia treated by PTA between 2008 and 2011 was evaluated in a prospective register...
March 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286637/a-retrospective-study-of-the-clinical-characteristics-and-post-treatment-hearing-outcome-in-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Purushothaman Ganesan, Purushothaman Pavanjur Kothandaraman, Simham Swapna, Vinaya Manchaiah
The purpose of this retrospective study was to analyze the clinical characteristics and document hearing recovery in patients with idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (ISSNHL). 122 patients diagnosed with unilateral ISSNHL, from March 2009 to December 2014, were treated with oral steroids and pentoxifylline. Hearing change was evaluated by comparing pre-treatment and post-treatment pure-tone average (PTA) (500, 1K, and 2K Hz), and categorized into complete, partial, and no recovery of hearing. T-test, Wilcoxon Signed Rank test and Regression analysis were employed to analyze the statistical significance...
February 1, 2017: Audiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274901/a-comparison-study-of-partial-ossicular-reconstruction-prosthesis-porp-placement-under-the-malleus-or-tympanic-membrane-graft-in-the-presence-of-the-malleus
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Ahmet Mutlu, Özlem Topdağ, Murat Topdağ, Mete İşeri, Selvet Erdoğan
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the hearing results of embedding the partial ossicular reconstruction prosthesis (PORP) underneath the malleus with the malleus relocation technique and tympanic membrane graft in the presence of the malleus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of patient charts and audiometric results in a tertiary referral center was conducted. In total, 83 patients who underwent intact canal tympanoplasty with mastoidectomy between 2010 and 2015 were included and divided into two different groups: malleus assembly to the stapes head (MASH) and tympanic membrane assembly to the stapes head (TASH)...
March 9, 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274753/results-for-primary-bypass-versus-primary-angioplasty-stent-for-lower-extremity-chronic-limb-threatening-ischemia
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Jeremy D Darling, John C McCallum, Peter A Soden, Lindsey Korepta, Raul J Guzman, Mark C Wyers, Allen D Hamdan, Marc L Schermerhorn
BACKGROUND: Long-term results comparing percutaneous transluminal angioplasty with or without stenting (PTA/S) and open surgical bypass for chronic limb-threatening ischemia (CLTI) in patients who have had no prior intervention are lacking. METHODS: All patients undergoing a first-time lower extremity revascularization for CLTI by vascular surgeons at our institution from 2005 to 2014 were retrospectively reviewed. Outcomes included perioperative complications, wound healing, restenosis, primary patency, reintervention, major amputation, RAS events (ie, reintervention, major amputation, or stenosis), and mortality...
March 5, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272071/a-study-on-the-effect-of-prolonged-mobile-phone-use-on-pure-tone-audiometry-thresholds-of-medical-students-of-sikkim
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S Das, S Chakraborty, B Mahanta
INTRODUCTION: Mobile phones have become indispensable for daily activities, and people are exposed to them from an early age. There is, however, concern about the harmful effect of the electromagnetic radiation emitted from the mobile phones. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to study the effect of mobile phone on average pure tone audiometry (PTA) threshold of the person and to study the changes in the pure tone threshold at high frequencies such as 2 kHz, 4 kHz, and 8 kHz among the students with prolonged exposure to mobile phones...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270784/auditory-and-non-auditory-contributions-for-unaided-speech-recognition-in-noise-as-a-function-of-hearing-aid-use
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Anja Gieseler, Maike A S Tahden, Christiane M Thiel, Kirsten C Wagener, Markus Meis, Hans Colonius
Differences in understanding speech in noise among hearing-impaired individuals cannot be explained entirely by hearing thresholds alone, suggesting the contribution of other factors beyond standard auditory ones as derived from the audiogram. This paper reports two analyses addressing individual differences in the explanation of unaided speech-in-noise performance among n = 438 elderly hearing-impaired listeners (mean = 71.1 ± 5.8 years). The main analysis was designed to identify clinically relevant auditory and non-auditory measures for speech-in-noise prediction using auditory (audiogram, categorical loudness scaling) and cognitive tests (verbal-intelligence test, screening test of dementia), as well as questionnaires assessing various self-reported measures (health status, socio-economic status, and subjective hearing problems)...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270231/mobile-tablet-audiometry-in-fluctuating-autoimmune-ear-disease
#15
Scott Kohlert, Matthew Bromwich
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune inner ear disease (AIED) is a rare condition characterized by bilateral fluctuating sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). The labile nature of this hearing loss makes it difficult to accurately quantify with conventional methods, and therefore it is challenging to rehabilitate. METHODS: Over a 9-month period one pediatric patient with severe AIED was monitored and conducted home audiograms using a previously validated testing system (Shoebox Audiometry)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265999/high-throughput-protoplast-trans-activation-pta-screening-to-define-transcription-factors-in-auxin-mediated-gene-regulation
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Nora Wehner, Jörn Herfert, Wolfgang Dröge-Laser, Christoph Weiste
Genome sequencing and annotation studies clearly highlight the impact of transcriptional regulation in plants. However, functional characterization of the majority of transcriptional regulators remains elusive. Hence, high-throughput techniques are required to facilitate their molecular analysis. Here, we provide a detailed protocol to conduct a high-throughput protoplast trans-activation (PTA) screening, which enables simultaneous analysis of up to 95 individual transcription factor activities on a customizable promoter:LUCIFERASE reporter...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265729/quality-control-of-the-foot-revascularization-using-indocyanine-green-fluorescence-imaging
#17
Nicla Settembre, Petteri Kauhanen, Anders Albäck, Kristyna Spillerova, Maarit Venermo
OBJECTIVES: Critical limb ischemia (CLI) is a clinical diagnosis, confirmed by objective tests, usually ankle-brachial index (ABI), toe pressure (TP) and TcPO2. Furthermore, the anatomical lesions in patients affected by CLI were visualized by ultrasound, angiography, CTA, or MRA. Indocyanine green fluorescence imaging (ICG-FI) is a diagnostic modality for assessing foot perfusion. We aimed to study the usefulness of ICG-FI in the quality control of revascularization. MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred and four CLI limbs in 101 patients were studied with ICG-FI using SPY Elite before and after open or endovascular revascularization...
March 6, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263343/percutaneous-endovascular-treatment-to-salvage-non-maturing-arteriovenous-fistulas-in-a-multiethnic-asian-population
#18
Wei Ping Tham, Mark C Burgmans, Bien Soo Tan, Kiang Hong Tay, Farah G Irani, Apoorva Gogna, Ankur Patel, Richard Hg Lo, Siew Ping Chng, Hui Lin Choong, Shaun Xjm Chan
INTRODUCTION: An arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred method for haemodialysis in patients with end-stage renal failure. Previous studies have shown value in attempting percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) to salvage AVFs that fail to mature, but they are relatively small in size and mainly reported in Western populations. We reviewed our data of PTA in non-maturing AVFs to establish whether this technique is translatable to our local multiethnic population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records and procedural images of 105 patients who had PTA for non-maturing AVFs performed at our department from January 2008 to January 2011...
February 2017: Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262467/quantitative-assessment-of-peroneal-artery-pressure-at-the-ankle-with-noninvasive-vascular-testing
#19
Whitney Ellis-McConnell, Amanda Taylor, Patrick Kelly, Andrew J Meyr
Although the foot and ankle derives its arterial supply from a combination of the anterior tibial artery (ATA), posterior tibial artery (PTA), and peroneal artery (PA), the focus of clinical examination techniques and noninvasive vascular testing is primarily on the ATA and PTA and not on the PA. The objectives of the present investigation were to evaluate the feasibility of incorporating an assessment of the PA into a noninvasive vascular testing protocol and to collect normative data of pressure measurements of the PA at the ankle...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261332/immunohistochemical-and-molecular-characterizations-in-urothelial-carcinoma-of-bladder-in-patients-less-than-45-years
#20
Veronika Weyerer, Roland Schneckenpointner, Thomas Filbeck, Maximilian Burger, Ferdinand Hofstaedter, Peter J Wild, Samson W Fine, Peter A Humphrey, Louis P Dehner, Mahul B Amin, Josef Rüschoff, Carsten Boltze, Andrea Tannapfel, Ellen Zwarthoff, Antonio Lopez-Beltran, Rodolfo Montironi, Cord Langner, Robert Stoehr, Arndt Hartmann, Johannes Giedl
Bladder tumours in early-onset patients are rare and seem to exhibit unique clinicopathological features. Only few studies have investigated somatic alterations in this specific age of onset group and evidence is accumulating of a distinct molecular behaviour of early-onset bladder tumours. We collected the largest cohort of early-onset tumours of patients 45 years old or younger and aimed to test genomic alterations typically found in bladder cancer. Tumours of 118 early-onset patients were compared with a consecutive group of 113 cases...
2017: Journal of Cancer
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