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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631386/toward-establishing-model-organisms-for-marine-protists-successful-transfection-protocols-for-parabodo-caudatus-kinetoplastida-excavata
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Fatma Gomaa, Paulo A Garcia, Jennifer Delaney, Peter R Girguis, Cullen R Buie, Virginia P Edgcomb
We developed protocols for, and demonstrated successful transfection of, the free-living kinetoplastid flagellate Parabodo caudatus with three plasmids carrying a fluorescence reporter gene (pEF-GFP with the EF1 alpha promoter, pUB-GFP with Ubiquitin C promoter, and pEYFP-Mitotrap with CMV promoter). We evaluated three electroporation approaches: 1) a square-wave electroporator designed for eukaryotes, 2) a novel microfluidic transfection system employing hydrodynamically-controlled electric field waveforms, and 3) a traditional exponential decay electroporator...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625441/the-protective-effects-of-dexmedetomidine-on-ischemic-brain-injury-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Lianxiang Jiang, Meizhu Hu, Yan Lu, Ya Cao, Yan Chang, Zeping Dai
BACKGROUND: Intracranial lesions, trauma or surgery-related damage activate immune inflammation and neuroendocrine responses, causing ischemic brain injury. Studies have shown that inflammatory cascade mediated by neuroendocrine hormones and proinflammatory mediators is implicated in the pathophysiology of ischemic brain injury. Alpha2-adrenoceptor agonists, dexmedetomidine, is widely used as neuroprotectants in anesthesia practice. However, it is still lack of a comprehensive meta-analysis to evaluate the neuroprotection of dexmedetomidine against ischemic brain injury via suppressing these two physiological responses...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621753/media-coverage-of-alcohol-issues-a-critical-political-economy-framework-a-case-study-from-ireland
#3
Julien Mercille
There is a growing literature on news media representations of alcohol-related issues. However, current scholarship has neglected critical political economic frameworks to interpret media coverage of alcohol. This paper presents such a framework that conceives of news organisations as corporations that share the values and interests of political and economic elites. The media are thus expected to present viewpoints that are more aligned with the alcohol industry than the scientific consensus on public health policy would warrant...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620566/leukemia-cutis-associated-with-secondary-plasma-cell-leukemia
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Nicole C DeMartinis, Megan M Brown, Brian R Hinds, Philip R Cohen
Plasma cell leukemia is an uncommon, aggressive variant of leukemia that may occur de novo or in association with multiple myeloma. Leukemia cutis is the cutaneous manifestation of leukemia, and indicates an infiltration of the skin by malignant leukocytes or their precursors. Plasma cell leukemia cutis is a rare clinical presentation of leukemia. We present a man who developed plasma cell leukemia cutis in association with multiple myeloma. Cutaneous nodules developed on his arms and legs 50 days following an autologous stem cell transplant...
May 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616396/management-for-non-variceal-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-elderly-patients-the-experience-of-a-tertiary-university-hospital
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Koichiro Kawaguchi, Hiroki Kurumi, Yohei Takeda, Kazuo Yashima, Hajime Isomoto
BACKGROUND: Peptic ulcer bleeding (PUB) is the main cause of non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). Endoscopic treatment and acid suppression with proton-pump inhibitors (PPIs) are most important in the management of PUB and these treatments have reduced mortality. However, elderly patients sometimes have a poor prognostic outcome due to severe comorbidities. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 504 cases with acute non-variceal UGIB who were examined in our hospital, in order to reveal the risk factor of a poor outcome in elderly patients...
April 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614762/intra-abdominal-hypertension-and-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-in-pediatrics-a-review
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REVIEW
Farah Chedly Thabet, Janeth Chiaka Ejike
PURPOSE: To consolidate pediatric intensivists' understanding of the pathophysiology, definition, incidence, monitoring, and management of intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS); and to highlight the characteristics related to the pediatric population. METHODS: This is a narrative review article that utilized a systematic search of the medical literature published in the English language between January 1990 and august 2016. Studies were identified by conducting a comprehensive search of Pub Med databases...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611216/ubiquitin-s65-phosphorylation-engenders-a-ph-sensitive-conformational-switch
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Xu Dong, Zhou Gong, Yun-Bi Lu, Kan Liu, Ling-Yun Qin, Meng-Lin Ran, Chang-Li Zhang, Zhu Liu, Wei-Ping Zhang, Chun Tang
Ubiquitin (Ub) is an important signaling protein. Recent studies have shown that Ub can be enzymatically phosphorylated at S65, and that the resulting pUb exhibits two conformational states-a relaxed state and a retracted state. However, crystallization efforts have yielded only the structure for the relaxed state, which was found similar to that of unmodified Ub. Here we present the solution structures of pUb in both states obtained through refinement against state-specific NMR restraints. We show that the retracted state differs from the relaxed state by the retraction of the last β-strand and by the extension of the second α-helix...
June 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606713/rhabdomyolysis-and-coeliac-disease-a-causal-or-casual-association-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Claudia Mandato, Alessandro Rossi, Mariano Caldore, Marta Lamba, Michele Rocco, Renata Auricchio, Pietro Vajro, Paolo Siani
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyolysis is a rare, potentially life-threatening condition, caused by multiple disorders. The association with Coeliac Disease (CD) has been rarely reported and in these cases muscular damage was imputed to hypokalemia. Herein we describe a new case of severe rhabdomyolysis in a child subsequently diagnosed as affected by CD, and review previous reports. CASE PRESENTATION: A 3-year-old boy was referred for diarrhea, brown urine, muscular pain/weakness, and no history of muscular trauma...
June 9, 2017: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571777/postpartum-screening-practices-progression-to-abnormal-glucose-tolerance-and-its-related-risk-factors-in-asian-women-with-a-known-history-of-gestational-diabetes-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sedigheh Nouhjah, Hajieh Shahbazian, Neda Amoori, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Nahid Shahbazian, Alireza Jahanshahi, Bahman Cheraghian
AIMS: Rate of postpartum screening and progression to glucose intolerance (diabetes and/or pre-diabetes) in Asian women with prior GDM and risk factors of diversion to abnormal glucose tolerance were reviewed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched Pub Med, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, EMBASE, and Ovid data base. About 1300 studies were screened and 27 articles were selected. Meta-analysis using Comprehensive Meta -Analysis software was conducted. All results were reported at the pooled ORs and 95% CI...
May 24, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569292/from-the-house-with-the-green-shutters-to-our-lady-of-perpetual-succour-the-portrayal-of-alcohol-in-the-modern-scottish-novel
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A W Beveridge
In modern Scottish literature alcohol is a recurrent subject; this paper examines the different ways it is portrayed with particular emphasis on the novel. It has been seen as the resort of the weak-minded and the cause of personal degradation. It has been portrayed as a response to and a symptom of social disintegration. It has been depicted as leading to delirium and psychosis. On a positive note it has been hailed as a source of inspiration and as a means of celebration. It has helped some troubled characters find the road to redemption...
March 2017: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557662/trends-across-the-night-in-patronage-intoxication-and-licensed-venue-characteristics-in-five-australian-cities
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Kerri Coomber, Nicolas Droste, Amy Pennay, Richelle Mayshak, Florentine Martino, Peter G Miller
BACKGROUND: While alcohol-related harm is reportedly greater on weekend evenings, research investigating trends in the intoxication levels of patrons and factors that increase risk of harm over the night is lacking. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to observe trends over the course of the night for patron demographics, venue characteristics and patron intoxication. METHODS: Observations of licensed venues and patrons in night-time entertainment districts of five Australian cities were conducted...
May 30, 2017: Substance Use & Misuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544519/the-effect-of-helium-oxygen-assisted-mechanical-ventilation-on-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-exacerbation-a-systemic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Xu Wu, Chuan Shao, Liang Zhang, Jinjing Tu, Hui Xu, Zhihui Lin, Shuguang Xu, Biyun Yu, Yaodong Tang, Shanqun Li
BACKGROUND: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is often accompanied by acute exacerbations. Patients of COPD exacerbation suffering from respiratory failure often need the support of mechanical ventilation. Helium-oxygen can be used to reduce airway resistance during mechanical ventilation. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of helium-oxygen-assisted mechanical ventilation on COPD exacerbation through a meta-analysis. METHODS: A comprehensive literature search through databases of Pub Med (1966∼2016), Ovid MEDLINE (1965∼2016), Cochrane EBM (1991∼2016), EMBASE (1974∼2016) and Ovid MEDLINE was performed to identify associated studies...
May 24, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508966/recurrent-purple-urine-bag-syndrome-presenting-with-full-spectrum-of-disease-severity-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Junzhi Lin, Martha Hlafka, Omar Vargas, Mukul Bhattarai
Purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) is a unique phenomenon characterized by purple discoloration of the urinary catheter bag and tubing following urinary catheterization lasting for hours to days. The purple discoloration is a mixture of indirubin dissolved in plastic with indigo on its surface. PUBS is most commonly associated with urinary tract infection (UTI) caused by bacteria with indoxyl phosphatase/sulfatase activity. It occurs predominantly in chronically catheterized, constipated elderly female patients...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502075/vacuum-assisted-wound-closure-and-mesh-mediated-fascial-traction-for-open-abdomen-therapy-a-systematic-review
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Stefan Acosta, Martin Björck, Ulf Petersson
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper was to review the literature on vacuum-assisted wound closure and mesh-mediated fascial traction (VAWCM) in open abdomen therapy. It was designed as systematic review of observational studies. METHODS: A Pub Med, EMBASE and Cochrane search from 2007/01-2016/07 was performed combining the Medical Subject Headings "vacuum", "mesh-mediated fascial traction", "temporary abdominal closure", "delayed abdominal closure", "open abdomen", "abdominal compartment syndrome", "negative pressure wound therapy" or "vacuum assisted wound closure"...
May 14, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494827/use-of-placental-umbilical-blood-sampling-for-neonatal-admission-blood-cultures-benefits-challenges-and-strategies-for-implementation
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Shannon P Moore, Desi M Newberry, Amy J Jnah
Placental blood remains an underused resource for early neonatal care despite ample evidence that placental blood provides the same clinical decision making information without the need for painful, invasive blood sampling procedures. Potential benefits of placental/umbilical blood sampling (PUBS) for neonatal admission labs include decreases in pain reactivity, rates of anemia, need for blood transfusions, use of vasopressors, and rates of intraventricular hemorrhage. Here, we present a unique case study of a critically ill infant with contradictory blood culture results from PUBS and direct infant sampling...
May 1, 2017: Neonatal Network: NN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474713/-purple-urine-bag-syndrome-an-uncommon-manifestation-of-urinary-tract-infection
#16
María Fernanda Golzarri, Juan Carlos Hernaiz-Leonardo, Adriana Díaz-González, Consuelo Velázquez-Acosta, Diana Vilar-Compte
CASE REPORT: A 57-year-old paraplegic male diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and complete spinal cord compression arrived at our clinic because of fever and purple discoloration of the urine. We diagnosed purple urine bag syndrome (PUBS) and treated him with oral ciprofloxacin and urinary catheter replacement. DISCUSSION: PUBS is an unusual phenomenon that occurs predominantly in bedridden patients with long-term urinary catheters, presenting as a purple discoloration of the urine bag...
March 2017: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461861/celiac-disease-in-iran-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
Roghayeh Mohammadibakhsh, Rahim Sohrabi, Morteza Salemi, Masood Taheri Mirghaed, Masoud Behzadifar
INTRODUCTION: Celiac disease (CD) is a chronic autoimmune-mediated disorder with both intestinal and systemic manifestations. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of celiac disease in Iran. METHODS: We conducted a systematic search on Embase, Pub Med, Web of Science, Google Scholar, MagIran, Scientific Information database (SID) and Iranmedex from 2003 through to November 2015. The Der-Simonian/Laird's (DL), with a 95% confidence interval employed to estimate the overall pooled prevalence...
March 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460044/risk-factors-for-upper-gastrointestinal-bleeding-in-patients-taking-selective-cox-2-inhibitors-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#18
Xi-Hsuan Lin, Shih-Hao Young, Jiing-Chyuan Luo, Yen-Ling Peng, Ping-Hsien Chen, Chung-Chi Lin, Wei-Ming Chen, Ming-Chih Hou, Fa-Yauh Lee
Objective.:  Cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors (coxibs) are associated with less upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) than traditional nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (tNSAIDs). However, they also increase the risk of UGIB in high-risk patients. We aimed to identify the risk factors of UGIB in coxibs users. Design. : Retrospective cohort study. Setting. : 2000-2010 National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. Subjects...
April 28, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454527/effect-of-ivabradine-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-patients-with-stable-angina-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Hayelom Gebrekirstos Mengesha, Berhe Weldearegawi, Pammala Petrucka, Tadese Bekele, Mala George Otieno, Abraha Hailu
BACKGROUND: Although there are established drugs for treatment of cardiovascular diseases, due to adverse effects these drugs may not be clinically applicable to all patients. Recent trends have seen the emergence of drugs which act on funny current channels to induce selective heart rate reduction. Ivabradine is one such drug developed for coronary artery disease and heart failure. There is inconsistent evidence about the effect of this selective inhibitor in reduction of cardiovascular related mortality and morbidity...
April 28, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28451583/pregnancy-an-underutilized-window-of-opportunity-to-improve-long-term-maternal-and-infant-health-an-appeal-for-continuous-family-care-and-interdisciplinary-communication
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REVIEW
Birgit Arabin, Ahmet A Baschat
Physiologic adaptations during pregnancy unmask a woman's predisposition to diseases. Complications are increasingly predicted by first-trimester algorithms, amplify a pre-existing maternal phenotype and accelerate risks for chronic diseases in the offspring up to adulthood (Barker hypothesis). Recent evidence suggests that vice versa, pregnancy diseases also indicate maternal and even grandparent's risks for chronic diseases (reverse Barker hypothesis). Pub-Med and Embase were reviewed for Mesh terms "fetal programming" and "pregnancy complications combined with maternal disease" until January 2017...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
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