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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804856/toxic-effects-of-copper-on-liver-and-cholinesterase-of-clarias-gariepinus
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Siti Nadzirah Padrilah, Siti Aqlima Ahmad, Nur Adeela Yasid, Mohd Khalizan Sabullah, Hassan Mohd Daud, Ariff Khalid, Mohd Yunus Shukor
The release of pollutants, especially heavy metals, into the aquatic environment is known to have detrimental effects on such an environment and on living organisms including humans when those pollutants are allowed to enter the food chain. The aim of this study is to analyse the damage to Clarias gariepinus' liver caused by exposure to different concentrations of copper. In the present study, samples of C. gariepinus were exposed to sub-lethal copper sulphate (CuSO4) concentrations (from 0.2 to 20.0 mg/L) for 96 h...
August 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803240/impact-of-body-site-age-and-gender-on-the-collagen-elastin-index-by-noninvasive-in-vivo-vertical-two-photon-microscopy
#2
Carolin Czekalla, Karl-Heinz Schönborn, Nadine Döge, Sora Jung, Maxim E Darvin, Jürgen Lademann, Martina C Meinke
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Extrinsic and intrinsic skin aging is subject to constant remodeling and degradation processes, primarily in components of the extracellular matrix. While collagen fibers thin out during the aging process, the amorphous elastin fibers accumulate. These are essential formative components of the dermis. So far, these processes have been detected in vertical histological sections of invasive biopsies and recently in noninvasive horizontal scans. METHODS: In this pilot study, a modified noninvasive 2-photon microscope was applied to measure the collagen/elastin index of skin in vivo...
August 12, 2017: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802095/the-diagnostic-utility-of-merkel-cell-polyomavirus-immunohistochemistry-in-a-fine-needle-aspirate-of-metastatic-merkel-cell-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-to-the-pancreas
#3
Long Li, Kyle Molberg, Naga Cheedella, Joel Thibodeaux, Stacy Hinson, Elena Lucas
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is an aggressive skin tumor with a high tendency for metastases. We report a case of MCC initially presenting as axillary and pancreatic metastases. A 33-year-old HIV-positive Hispanic male presented with a history of a rapidly growing axillary mass. A needle core biopsy demonstrated an epithelioid neoplasm composed of small to medium-sized cells with high nuclear-cytoplasmic ratio, nuclear molding, and frequent mitotic figures. A subsequent PET scan revealed a 1.5 cm FDG avid mass in the pancreas...
August 12, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801673/photosensitizer-in-lipid-nanoparticle-a-nano-scaled-approach-to-antibacterial-function
#4
Bishakh Rout, Chi-Hsien Liu, Wei-Chi Wu
Photosensitization-based antimicrobial therapy (PAT) is an alternative therapy aimed at achieving bacterial inactivation. Researchers use various photosensitizers to achieve bacterial inactivation. However, the most widely used approach involves the use of photosensitizers dispersed in aqueous solution, which could limit the effectiveness of photodynamic inactivation. Therefore, the approaches to encapsulate the photosensitizer in appropriate vehicles can enhance the delivery of the photosensitizer. Herein, Toluidine Blue O (TBO) was the photosensitizer, and lipid nanoparticles were used for its encapsulation...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801096/a-comparative-study-of-the-properties-and-self-aggregation-behavior-of-collagens-from-the-scales-and-skin-of-grass-carp-ctenopharyngodon-idella
#5
Yaowen Liu, Donghui Ma, Yihao Wang, Wen Qin
Collagens were extracted from the scales and skin of Ctenopharyngodon idella (C. idella) as raw materials using an acid-enzyme hybrid method. The structural properties of the extracted collagens were compared using ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometry, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, and differential scanning calorimetry. Additionally, the in vitro self-aggregation behaviors of the two types of collagens (fish skin- and scale-derived collagens) were compared using turbidimetric assays, aggregation assays, and scanning electron microscopy (SEM)...
August 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799679/scanning-electron-microscope-investigation-on-the-process-of-healing-of-skin-wounds-in-cirrhinus-mrigala
#6
Neeraj Verma, Usha Kumari, Swati Mittal, Ajay Kumar Mittal
Present scanning electron microscope study, reports healing of excised skin wounds in Cirrhinus mrigala. Healing process of wounds, inflicted on head skin, using biopsy punch was observed at intervals-0 hour (h), 1, 2, 4, 6, 12 h, 1 day (d) 2 and 4 d. Accumulation of mucus in wound region within 1h after infliction of wound has been considered an immediate measure to provide protection to injured skin from microbial invasion and other external environmental hazards. On infliction of wound, mobilization of epithelial cells at wound edge is associated with disturbance of coaptive relationship of epithelial cells till original coaptive stability is reached...
August 11, 2017: Microscopy Research and Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796132/optimal-point-of-insertion-and-needle-angle-in-neuraxial-blockade-using-a-midline-approach-a-study-in-computed-tomography-scans-of-adult-patients
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Mark Vogt, Dennis J van Gerwen, Wouter Lubbers, John J van den Dobbelsteen, Martin Hagenaars
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Neuraxial blockade using a midline approach can be challenging. Part of this challenge lies in finding the optimal approach of the needle to its target. The present study aimed at finding (1) the optimal point of insertion of the needle between the tips of 2 adjacent spinous processes and (2) the optimal angle relative to the skin at which the needle should approach the epidural or subarachnoid space. METHODS: A computer algorithm systematically analyzed computed tomography scans of vertebral columns of a cohort of 52 patients...
August 8, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795472/does-ultrasound-guidance-add-accuracy-to-continuous-caudal-epidural-catheter-placements-in-neonates-and-infants
#8
Vrushali C Ponde, Vinit V Bedekar, Ankit P Desai, Kiran A Puranik
BACKGROUND: Caudo-lumbar and caudo-thoracic epidural anesthesia is an established technique that carries a low risk of dural puncture or spinal cord trauma in infants. Traditionally catheter advancement is based on external measurements. However, malpositioning of catheters are known to occur. We hypothesized that caudal-epidural catheters inserted under real-time ultrasound guidance may be more accurate than the accuracy of the measurements traditionally used for their placement. METHODS: We studied 25 patients, aged 2 days to 5 months, posted for abdominal or thoracic surgery, receiving general anesthesia followed by caudo-epidural continuous block...
August 10, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792664/collagen-coated-nano-electrospun-pcl-seeded-with-human-endometrial-stem-cells-for-skin-tissue-engineering-applications
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Shiva Sharif, Jafar Ai, Mahmoud Azami, Javad Verdi, Mohammad Ali Atlasi, Sadegh Shirian, Ali Samadikuchaksaraei
Human endometrial stem cells (hEnSCs) are known as an attractive source of stem cells for regenerative medicine. hEnSCs are easily isolated and are capable of repairing uterine through their strong ability of creating new capillaries. In this study, a three-dimensional (3D) nanofibrous polycaprolactone (PCL)/collagen scaffold was fabricated and characterized in order to be applied as a new approach for skin reconstruction. Furthermore, the behavior of hEnSCs on this scaffold was investigated. First, a PCL 3D scaffold was constructed using electrospinning technique...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790959/brain-processing-of-contagious-itch-in-patients-with-atopic-dermatitis
#10
Christina Schut, Hideki Mochizuki, Shoshana K Grossman, Andrew C Lin, Christopher J Conklin, Feroze B Mohamed, Uwe Gieler, Joerg Kupfer, Gil Yosipovitch
Several studies show that itch and scratching cannot only be induced by pruritogens like histamine or cowhage, but also by the presentation of certain (audio-) visual stimuli like pictures on crawling insects or videos showing other people scratching. This phenomenon is coined "Contagious itch" (CI). Due to the fact that CI is more profound in patients with the chronic itchy skin disease atopic dermatitis (AD), we believe that it is highly relevant to study brain processing of CI in this group. Knowledge on brain areas involved in CI in AD-patients can provide us with useful hints regarding non-invasive treatments that AD-patients could profit from when they are confronted with itch-inducing situations in daily life...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777137/natural-compounds-for-skin-tissue-engineering-by-electrospinning-of-nylon-beta-vulgaris
#11
Parviz Ranjbarvan, Matin Mahmoudifard, Mousa Kehtari, Ali Babaie, Shokoh Hamedi, Samaneh Mirzaei, Masoud Soleimani, Simzar Hosseinzadeh
Natural compounds containing polysaccharide ingredients have been employed as candidates for treatment of skin tissue. Herein, for the first time, electrospinning setup was proposed to fabricate an efficient composite nanofibrous structure of Beta vulgaris (obtained from Beet [Chenopodiaceae or Amaranthaceae]) belonged to polysaccharides and an elastic polymer named nylon 66 for skin tissue engineering. Both prepared scaffolds including noncomposite and composite types were studied by Scanning electron microscope (SEM), FTIR spectroscopy, mechanical assay, and contact angle...
August 2, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28773913/photocatalytic-antimicrobial-and-biocompatibility-features-of-cotton-knit-coated-with-fe-n-doped-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles
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Miruna Silvia Stan, Ionela Cristina Nica, Anca Dinischiotu, Elena Varzaru, Ovidiu George Iordache, Iuliana Dumitrescu, Marcela Popa, Mariana Carmen Chifiriuc, Gratiela G Pircalabioru, Veronica Lazar, Eugenia Bezirtzoglou, Marcel Feder, Lucian Diamandescu
Our research was focused on the evaluation of the photocatalytic and antimicrobial properties, as well as biocompatibility of cotton fabrics coated with fresh and reused dispersions of nanoscaled TiO₂-1% Fe-N particles prepared by the hydrothermal method and post-annealed at 400 °C. The powders were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Mössbauer spectroscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The textiles coated with doped TiO₂ were characterized by scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive X-ray analyses, and their photocatalytic effect by trichromatic coordinates of the materials stained with methylene blue and coffee and exposed to UV, visible and solar light...
September 21, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772976/non-destructive-inspection-of-impact-damage-in-composite-aircraft-panels-by-ultrasonic-guided-waves-and-statistical-processing
#13
Margherita Capriotti, Hyungsuk E Kim, Francesco Lanza di Scalea, Hyonny Kim
This paper discusses a non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technique for the detection of damage in composite aircraft structures following high energy wide area blunt impact (HEWABI) from ground service equipment (GSE), such as heavy cargo loaders and other heavy equipment. The test structures typically include skin, co-cured stringers, and C-frames that are bolt-connected onto the skin with shear ties. The inspection exploits the waveguide geometry of these structures by utilizing ultrasonic guided waves and a line scan approach...
June 4, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766409/phase-1-healthy-volunteer-willingness-to-participate-and-enrollment-preferences
#14
Stephanie C Chen, Ninet Sinaii, Gabriella Bedarida, Mark A Gregorio, Ezekiel Emanuel, Christine Grady
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Healthy volunteers in phase 1 clinical trials contribute to the development of safe drugs and other biologics and accept risks and burdens without anticipated health benefits from participation. Although emerging data have shown that healthy volunteers are influenced by risk, some still worry that financial incentives lead them to take on unreasonable risk. Yet little is known about healthy volunteers' preferences and how they make choices about enrolling in research studies...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Trials: Journal of the Society for Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765130/the-child-s-perspective-on-discomfort-during-medical-research-procedures-a-descriptive-study
#15
Mira S Staphorst, Marc A Benninga, Margriet Bisschoff, Irma Bon, Jan J V Busschbach, Kay Diederen, Johannes B van Goudoever, Eric G Haarman, Joke A M Hunfeld, Vincent V W Jaddoe, Karin J M de Jong, Johan C de Jongste, Angelika Kindermann, Marsh Königs, Jaap Oosterlaan, Jan Passchier, Mariëlle W Pijnenburg, Liesbeth Reneman, Lissy de Ridder, Hyke G Tamminga, Henning W Tiemeier, Reinier Timman, Suzanne van de Vathorst
OBJECTIVE: The evaluation of discomfort in paediatric research is scarcely evidence-based. In this study, we make a start in describing children's self-reported discomfort during common medical research procedures and compare this with discomfort during dental check-ups which can be considered as a reference level of a 'minimal discomfort' medical procedure. We exploratory study whether there are associations between age, anxiety-proneness, gender, medical condition, previous experiences and discomfort...
August 1, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761841/multiple-verrucous-hemangiomas-a-case-report-with-new-therapeutic-insight
#16
Jasmeet Singh, Preeti Sharma, Sidharth Tandon, Surabhi Sinha
Verrucous hemangioma is an uncommon congenital vascular malformation, which may clinically masquerade angiokeratoma, lymphangioma circumscriptum, or malignant melanoma. Differentiation is essential owing to varied therapeutic and prognostic implications. We present a rare case of multiple verrucous hemangiomas in a teenage girl who presented with multiple warty lesions over the dorsal aspect of the left foot since birth. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan was suggestive of a vascular malformation, and skin biopsy showed ectatic blood vessels extending from the papillary dermis into the subcutaneous tissue, diagnostic of verrucous hemangioma...
July 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757299/the-incidence-of-subclinical-forms-of-urogenital-tuberculosis-in-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis
#17
Roman Zachoval, Petr Nencka, Martina Vasakova, Emilie Kopecka, Vladimir Borovička, Jiri Wallenfels, Pavel Cermak
The aim of our study was to determine whether patients with pulmonary tuberculosis may have subclinical forms of urogenital tuberculosis. Between 2011 and 2012, a prospective study was conducted. Basic demographic parameters were recorded and the following investigations were performed: direct bacilloscopy of sputum, evaluation of affected lung fields and presence of cavities on chest X-ray, Mantoux tuberculin skin test II, and interferon gamma release assay. Culture and molecular methods for Mycobacterium tuberculosis in urine were performed...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748650/autopsy-findings-in-epg5-related-vici-syndrome-with-antenatal-onset
#18
Renaud Touraine, Annie Laquerrière, Carmen-Adina Petcu, Florent Marguet, Susan Byrne, Rachael Mein, Shu Yau, Shehla Mohammed, Laurent Guibaud, Mathias Gautel, Heinz Jungbluth
Vici syndrome is one of the most extensive inherited human multisystem disorders and due to recessive mutations in EPG5 encoding a key autophagy regulator with a crucial role in autophagosome-lysosome fusion. The condition presents usually early in life, with features of severe global developmental delay, profound failure to thrive, (acquired) microcephaly, callosal agenesis, cataracts, cardiomyopathy, hypopigmentation, and combined immunodeficiency. Clinical course is variable but usually progressive and associated with high mortality...
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744121/design-optimization-and-characterization-of-coenzyme-q10-and-d-panthenyl-triacetate-loaded-liposomes
#19
Burak Çelik, Ali Asram Sağıroğlu, Samet Özdemir
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a lipid-soluble molecule found naturally in many eukaryotic cells and is essential for electron transport chain and energy generation in mitochondria. D-Panthenyl triacetate (PTA) is an oil-soluble derivative of D-panthenol, which is essential for coenzyme A synthesis in the epithelium. Liposomal formulations that encapsulate both ingredients were prepared and optimized by applying response surface methodology for increased stability and skin penetration. The optimum formulation comprised 4...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740928/magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-reirradiation-of-recurrent-and-second-primary-head-and-neck-cancer
#20
Allen M Chen, Minsong Cao, Sophia Hsu, James Lamb, Argin Mikaeilian, Yingli Yang, Nzhde Agazaryan, Daniel A Low, Michael L Steinberg
PURPOSE: To report a single-institutional experience using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided radiation therapy for the reirradiation of recurrent and second cancers of the head and neck. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Between October 2014 and August 2016, 13 consecutive patients with recurrent or new primary cancers of the head and neck that occurred in a previously irradiated field were prospectively enrolled in an institutional registry trial to investigate the feasibility and efficacy of MRI guided radiation therapy using a 0...
April 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
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