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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441639/antecubital-fossa-venous-access-for-right-heart-catheterization
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Omar Waheed, Abhinav Sharma, Maninder Singh, Edo Kaluski
With the advance of radial access and ulnar access there has been an increased interest in performing right heart catheterization (RHC) and right-heart based procedures via antecubital venous access. Our purpose is to describe the venous anatomy of the upper extremities, technique, equipment, and cost for employing this approach. Reported also is the international experience based on publications assessing procedural success, complications, fluoroscopy time and radiation dose, access-site compression time, and time to ambulation...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441545/targeted-mass-spectrometry-an-emerging-powerful-approach-to-unblock-the-bottleneck-in-phosphoproteomics
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REVIEW
Nerea Osinalde, Kerman Aloria, Miren J Omaetxebarria, Irina Kratchmarova
Following the rapid expansion of the proteomics field, the investigation of post translational modifications (PTM) has become extremely popular changing our perspective of how proteins constantly fine tune cellular functions. Reversible protein phosphorylation plays a pivotal role in virtually all biological processes in the cell and it is one the most characterized PTM up to date. During the last decade, the development of phosphoprotein/phosphopeptide enrichment strategies and mass spectrometry (MS) technology has revolutionized the field of phosphoproteomics discovering thousands of new site-specific phosphorylations and unveiling unprecedented evidence about their modulation under distinct cellular conditions...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441499/low-loss-plasmonic-dielectric-nanoresonators
#3
Yi Yang, Owen Miller, Thomas Christensen, John D Joannopoulos, Marin Soljacic
Material losses in metals are a central bottleneck in plasmonics for many applications. Here we propose and theoretically demonstrate that metal losses can be successfully mitigated with dielectric particles on metallic films, giving rise to hybrid dielectric--metal resonances. In the far field, they yield strong and efficient scattering, beyond even the theoretical limits of all-metal and all-dielectric structures. In the near field, they offer high-Purcell-factor (${>}5000$), high-quantum-efficiency (${>}90\%$), and highly directional emission at visible and infrared wavelengths...
April 25, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441359/relationship-between-expression-of-chalcone-synthase-genes-and-chromones-in-artificial-agarwood-induced-by-formic-acid-stimulation-combined-with-fusarium-sp-a2-inoculation
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Xiaodong Chen, Xiaoling Zhu, Meirou Feng, Zhaojian Zhong, Xin Zhou, Xiaoying Chen, Wei Ye, Weimin Zhang, Xiaoxia Gao
Agarwood (gaharu) is a fragrant resin produced in the heartwood of resinous Gyrinops and Aquilaria species. Artificial agarwood samples were obtained from Aquilaria sinensis (Lour.) Gilg using formic acid (FA) stimulation combined with Fusarium sp. A2 inoculation. The relationship between the expression of chalcone synthase genes (CHS) and dynamic changes in chromone content was explored in resin-deposited parts of the trunks of A. sinensis. CHS gene expression levels were detected by qRT-PCR analysis. The chemical composition of agarwood obtained from the heartwood of A...
April 25, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441315/an-overview-of-chronic-spinal-pain-revisiting-diagnostic-categories-and-exploring-an-evolving-role-for-neurostimulation
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Ashwini Sharan, Jonathan Riley, Christian Hoelscher
STUDY DESIGN: Topic Overview OBJECTIVE.: To describe the varied etiologies resulting in chronic spinal pain and review the current available evidence for treatments. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Chronic pain conditions, especially those that affect the axial back and radiate to the extremities, affect a large population. This results in pronounced disability and a high socioeconomic burden. Our understanding of the underlying mechanisms for chronic pain is limited...
April 24, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441280/the-clinical-utility-of-flexion-extension-cervical-spine-mri-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome
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Samuel E Kolman, Stephanie Y Ohara, Aashim Bhatia, Tamara Feygin, Dino Colo, Keith D Baldwin, Donna Mcdonald-Mcginn, David A Spiegel
BACKGROUND: Our goal is to correlate the findings on flexion and extension radiographs with dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and the clinical history, in a nonrandomly selected cohort of patients with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q). METHODS: All patients with the 22q who had a dynamic MRI from January 2004 to March 2015 were included. We analyzed multiple radiographic measurements on both the dynamic plain films and the MRIs, and correlated these findings with a review of each patient's medical record...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441129/medical-school-outreach-and-mentorship-for-rural-secondary-school-students-a-pilot-of-the-southwestern-ontario-medical-mentorship-program
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Maija A Robinson, Matt B Douglas-Vail, Jessica N Bryce, Theunis J van Zyl
INTRODUCTION: Rural communities in Canada face challenges with physician recruitment. Physicians from rural backgrounds are more likely to practise in rural areas; however, rural students are underrepresented in medical schools. To address this, the Southwestern Ontario Medical Mentorship Program (SWOMMP) was created to expose rural secondary school students to medical careers. METHODS: This pilot project involved a school-based interactive session run by rural medical students on paths to medicine, medical specialties and skills workshops of roughly 2...
2017: Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441100/women-s-health-as-an-ideological-and-political-issue-restricting-the-right-to-abortion-access-to-in-vitro-fertilization-procedures-and-prenatal-testing-in-poland
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Piotr Żuk, Paweł Żuk
The authors describe the problems of women in Poland, who have limited access to abortion, in vitro fertilization procedures and prenatal tests. The current situation stems from ideological pressure which affects women's health issues. This is part of a broader syndrome of the conservative approach to women's health in Eastern Europe, as well as the factor that strengthens the extreme right in Europe. As women's sexual health is demonized, women less often undergo preventive examinations. Making the debate about health more rational requires radical socio-cultural changes in this part of the world...
April 25, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441098/how-robust-are-value-judgments-of-health-inequality-aversion-testing-for-framing-and-cognitive-effects
#9
Shehzad Ali, Aki Tsuchiya, Miqdad Asaria, Richard Cookson
BACKGROUND: Empirical studies have found that members of the public are inequality averse and value health gains for disadvantaged groups with poor health many times more highly than gains for better off groups. However, these studies typically use abstract scenarios that involve unrealistically large reductions in health inequality and face-to-face survey administration. It is not known how robust these findings are to more realistic scenarios or anonymous online survey administration...
April 1, 2017: Medical Decision Making: An International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441029/variable-susceptibility-to-cigarette-smoke-induced-emphysema-in-34-inbred-strains-of-mice-implicates-abi3bp-in-emphysema-susceptibility
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Josiah E Radder, Alyssa D Gregory, Adriana S Leme, Michael H Cho, Yanxia Chu, Neil J Kelly, Per Bakke, Amund Gulsvik, Augusto A Litonjua, David Sparrow, Terri H Beaty, James D Crapo, Edwin K Silverman, Yingze Zhang, Annerose Berndt, Steven D Shapiro
RATIONALE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is caused by a complex interaction of environmental exposures, most commonly cigarette smoke, and genetic factors. Chronic cigarette smoke exposure in the mouse is a commonly used animal model of COPD. We aimed to expand our knowledge of the variable susceptibility of inbred strains to this model and test for genetic variants associated with this trait. OBJECTIVE: To measure differential susceptibility to cigarette smoke-induced emphysema in the mouse, identify genetic loci associated with this quantitative trait, and find homologous human genes associated with COPD...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441022/a-low-valent-lead-hydride-and-its-extreme-low-field-1h-nmr-chemical-shift
#11
Julia Schneider, Christian Patrick Sindlinger, Klaus Eichele, Hartmut Schubert, Lars Wesemann
Although hydrides of the group 14 elements are well known as versatile starting materials in many chemical transformations, a hydride of lead in oxidation state II is so far unknown. In this work we finally complete the jigsaw puzzle by reporting the isolation of the first low valent organolead hydride. The thermolabile dimeric organolead hydride was synthesized at low temperature and fea-tures a hydride 1H NMR signal (in solution 35.61 ppm; in the solid state 31.1 ppm) at the lowest field observed so far for a diamagnetic compound in agreement with quantum chemical predictions...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440792/an-extra-uterine-system-to-physiologically-support-the-extreme-premature-lamb
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Emily A Partridge, Marcus G Davey, Matthew A Hornick, Patrick E McGovern, Ali Y Mejaddam, Jesse D Vrecenak, Carmen Mesas-Burgos, Aliza Olive, Robert C Caskey, Theodore R Weiland, Jiancheng Han, Alexander J Schupper, James T Connelly, Kevin C Dysart, Jack Rychik, Holly L Hedrick, William H Peranteau, Alan W Flake
In the developed world, extreme prematurity is the leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity due to a combination of organ immaturity and iatrogenic injury. Until now, efforts to extend gestation using extracorporeal systems have achieved limited success. Here we report the development of a system that incorporates a pumpless oxygenator circuit connected to the fetus of a lamb via an umbilical cord interface that is maintained within a closed 'amniotic fluid' circuit that closely reproduces the environment of the womb...
April 25, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440659/alleviation-of-multiple-asthmatic-pathologic-features-with-orally-available-and-subtype-selective-gabaa-receptor-modulators
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Gloria S Forkuo, Amanda N Nieman, Nina Y Yuan, Revathi Kodali, Olivia B Yu, Nicolas M Zahn, Rajwana Jahan, Guanguan Li, Michael Rajesh Stephen, Margaret L Guthrie, Michael M Poe, Benjamin D Hartzler, Ted William Harris, Gene T Yocum, Charles W Emala, Douglas A Steeber, Douglas C Stafford, James M Cook, Leggy A Arnold
We describe pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of two novel oral drug candidates for asthma. Phenolic α4β3γ2 GABAAR selective compound 1 and acidic α5β3γ2 selective GABAAR positive allosteric modulator compound 2 relaxed airway smooth muscle ex vivo and attenuated airway hyperresponsiveness (AHR) in a murine model of asthma. Importantly, compound 2 relaxed acetylcholine contracted human tracheal airway smooth muscle strips. Oral treatment of compound 1 and 2 decreased eosinophils in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid in ovalbumin sensitized and challenged mice, thus exhibiting anti-inflammatory properties...
April 25, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440658/revealing-large-scale-homogeneity-and-trace-impurity-sensitivity-of-gaas-nanoscale-membranes
#14
Zhuo Yang, Alessandro Surrente, Gözde Tütüncüoglu, Krzysztof Galkowski, Melanie Cazaban-Carrazé, Francesca Amaduzzi, Pierre Leroux, Duncan K Maude, Anna Fontcuberta I Morral, Paulina Plochocka
III-V nanostructures have the potential to revolutionize optoelectronics and energy harvesting. For this to become a reality, critical issues such as reproducibility and sensitivity to defects should be resolved. By discussing the optical properties of MBE grown GaAs nanomembranes we highlight several features that bring them closer to large scale applications. Uncapped membranes exhibit a very high optical quality, expressed by extremely narrow neutral exciton emission, allowing the resolution of the more complex excitonic structure for the first time...
April 25, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440509/modulation-of-mmp-2-and-9-secretion-by-cytokines-inducers-and-inhibitors-in-human-melanoma-a-2058-cells
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M Waheed Roomi, Tatiana Kalinovsky, Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Matthias Rath
Melanoma, an extremely aggressive cancer, causes the most skin cancer-related deaths, due to metastasis to other areas of the body, such as lymph nodes, lungs, liver, brain or bone. It is characterized by high levels of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and -9 secretions that degrade the extracellular matrix and basement membrane, allowing cancer cells to spread to distal organs. Various cytokines, mitogens, growth factors, inducers and inhibitors control MMP activities. We investigated the roles of these in regulation of MMP-2 and -9 in human melanoma A-2058 cells...
April 24, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440475/a-nine-mirna-signature-as-a-potential-diagnostic-marker-for-breast-carcinoma-an-integrated-study-of-1-110-cases
#16
Dan-Dan Xiong, Jun Lv, Kang-Lai Wei, Zhen-Bo Feng, Ji-Tian Chen, Ke-Cheng Liu, Gang Chen, Dian-Zhong Luo
Growing evidence indicates that microRNAs (miRNAs) play critical roles in the initiation and progression of breast carcinoma (BC) and are promising diagnostic biomarkers. In the present study, we aimed to identify a multi-marker miRNA pool with high diagnostic performance for BC. We collected miRNA expression profiles of BC samples and normal breast tissues from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and screened differentially expressed miRNAs by conducting two‑sample t-tests and by calculating log2 fold-change (log2FC) ratios...
April 25, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440470/proliferation-and-differentiation-of-direct-co%C3%A2-culture-of-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-and-pigmented-cells-from-the-ciliary-margin
#17
Yan Li, Xinzheng He, Jun Li, Fangfang Ni, Qingqing Sun, Yan Zhou
Damage of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) is the major consequence of glaucoma and regeneration of RGCs is extremely difficult once the damage has occurred. Retinal stem cells (RSCs) are considered an ideal choice for RGC regeneration. Pigmented cells from the ciliary margin (PCMs) have great retinal differentiation potential and may be an ideal RSC candidate. However, the ciliary margin is too small, so the number of cells that can be obtained is limited. Bone marrow‑derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSCs) are another type of stem cell that have been previously investigated for RGC regeneration...
April 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440329/role-of-the-virulence-plasmid-in-acid-resistance-of-shigella-flexneri
#18
Chang Niu, Jing Yang, Hongsheng Liu, Yong Cui, Huijie Xu, Ruifeng Wang, Xiankai Liu, Erling Feng, Dongshu Wang, Chao Pan, Wei Xiao, Xiaoqing Liu, Li Zhu, Hengliang Wang
Virulence plasmid (VP) acquisition was a key step in the evolution of Shigella from a non-pathogenic Escherichia coli ancestor to a pathogenic genus. In addition, the co-evolution and co-ordination of chromosomes and VPs was also a very important step in the evolutionary process. To investigate the cross-talk between VPs and bacterial chromosomes, we analyzed the expression profiles of protein complexes and protein monomers in three wild-type Shigella flexneri strains and their corresponding VP deletion mutants...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440326/complex-multifractal-nature-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-genome
#19
Saurav Mandal, Tanmoy Roychowdhury, Keilash Chirom, Alok Bhattacharya, R K Brojen Singh
The mutifractal and long range correlation (C(r)) properties of strings, such as nucleotide sequence can be a useful parameter for identification of underlying patterns and variations. In this study C(r) and multifractal singularity function f(α) have been used to study variations in the genomes of a pathogenic bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Genomic sequences of M. tuberculosis isolates displayed significant variations in C(r) and f(α) reflecting inherent differences in sequences among isolates. M. tuberculosis isolates can be categorised into different subgroups based on sensitivity to drugs, these are DS (drug sensitive isolates), MDR (multi-drug resistant isolates) and XDR (extremely drug resistant isolates)...
April 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440113/major-limb-outcomes-following-lower-extremity-endovascular-revascularization-in-patients-with-and-without-diabetes-mellitus
#20
Andrew N Shammas, Haekyung Jeon-Slaughter, Shirling Tsai, Houman Khalili, Mujtaba Ali, Hao Xu, Gerardo Rodriguez, Ian Cawich, Ehrin J Armstrong, Emmanouil S Brilakis, Subhash Banerjee
PURPOSE: To determine whether diabetes mellitus has an independent impact on major limb outcomes at 1 year after endovascular treatment of lower extremity peripheral artery disease (PAD). METHODS: The study involved 1906 consecutive patients (mean age 66 years; 1469 men) enrolled in the observational Excellence in Peripheral Artery Disease (XLPAD) registry ( ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT01904851) between January 2005 and October 2015 after undergoing index endovascular procedures in 2426 limbs for arterial occlusive disease...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
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