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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530774/a-rare-type-of-burn-injury-due-to-butane-gas-inhalation
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Ergin Seven, Uğur Horoz, Elif Sarı, Hülda Rifat Özakpınar, Mert Muhittin Sandıkcı, Emre İnözü, Ali Teoman Tellioğlu
BACKGROUND: Abusive inhalation of butane gas is becoming a serious public health problem among teenagers and young adult population; however, there has been little reporting on explosion burns associated with abuse of butane cigarette lighter fluid. METHODS: Retrospective study was conducted of 22 patients who were burned in last 2 years in explosion of butane gas, a flammable, odorless, and colorless aliphatic hydrocarbon. RESULTS: Details of sociodemographic profile of the patients, any underlying psychiatric illness, alcohol abuse, depth of burn injury, any associated injury, duration of hospitalization, and percentage of burned area were recorded and analyzed...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526641/elimination-of-subsidence-with-26mm-wide-cages-in-extreme-lateral-interbody-fusion
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Gernot Lang, Rodrigo Navarro-Ramirez, Lena Gandevia, Ibrahim Hussain, Jonathan Nakhla, Micaella Zubkov, Roger Härtl
BACKGROUND: Extreme lateral interbody fusion (ELIF) has gained popularity as minimally invasive technique for indirect decompression. However, graft subsidence potentially threatens the long-term success of ELIF. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether 26mm wide cages can eliminate subsidence and subsequent loss of decompression in ELIF. METHODS: Patients undergoing ELIF surgery using a 26mm wide cage were analyzed retrospectively. Patient demographics and peri-operative data for radiographic and clinical outcomes were recorded...
May 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524657/radical-enhanced-intersystem-crossing-eisc-in-new-bodipy-derivatives-and-application-for-efficient-triplet-triplet-annihilation-upconversion
#3
Zhijia Wang, Jianzhang Zhao, Antonio Barbon, Antonio Toffoletti, Yan Liu, Yonglin An, Liang Xu, Ahmet Karatay, Halime Gul Yaglioglu, Elif Akhuseyin Yildiz, Mustafa Hayvali
A long-lived triplet excited state of the well-known fluorophore borondipyrromethene (Bodipy) was observed for the first time via efficient radical-enhanced intersystem crossing (EISC). The triplet state has been obtained in two dyads prepared by linking Bodipy to a nitroxide radical, 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-piperidinyloxyl (TEMPO) with two different length spacers. The photophysical properties were studied with steady-state and time-resolved transient optical spectroscopies, and electron spin resonance (cw-ESR and TR-ESR)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516873/about-the-airtrip-randomised-clinical-trial-comments-on-the-article-by-brucato-et-al
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Elif Dincses, Emire Seyahi
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April 27, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510718/multimodality-imaging-in-restrictive-cardiomyopathies-an-eacvi-expert-consensus-document-in-collaboration-with-the-working-group-on-myocardial-and-pericardial-diseases-of-the-european-society-of-cardiology-endorsed-by-the-indian-academy-of-echocardiography
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Gilbert Habib, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Alida L P Caforio, Nuno Cardim, Philippe Charron, Bernard Cosyns, Aurélie Dehaene, Genevieve Derumeaux, Erwan Donal, Marc R Dweck, Thor Edvardsen, Paola Anna Erba, Laura Ernande, Oliver Gaemperli, Maurizio Galderisi, Julia Grapsa, Alexis Jacquier, Karin Klingel, Patrizio Lancellotti, Danilo Neglia, Alessia Pepe, Pasquale Perrone-Filardi, Steffen E Petersen, Sven Plein, Bogdan A Popescu, Patricia Reant, L Elif Sade, Erwan Salaun, Riemer H J A Slart, Christophe Tribouilloy, Jose Zamorano
Restrictive cardiomyopathies (RCMs) are a diverse group of myocardial diseases with a wide range of aetiologies, including familial, genetic and acquired diseases and ranging from very rare to relatively frequent cardiac disorders. In all these diseases, imaging techniques play a central role. Advanced imaging techniques provide important novel data on the diagnostic and prognostic assessment of RCMs. This EACVI consensus document provides comprehensive information for the appropriateness of all non-invasive imaging techniques for the diagnosis, prognostic evaluation, and management of patients with RCM...
May 16, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508434/maternal-arterial-stiffness-and-fetal-cardiovascular-physiology-in-diabetic-pregnancies
#6
Shreya Moodley, Alisa Arunamata, Katie Jo Stauffer, Susan E Nourse, Angela Chen, Amy Quirin, Elif Seda Selamet Tierney
OBJECTIVES: In mothers with pre-gestational or gestational diabetes, abnormal arterial stiffness (stiffer arteries) has been reported. The impact of abnormal maternal arterial stiffness on fetal placental and cardiovascular physiology is unknown. The purpose of the study was to determine the impact of maternal diabetes on maternal arterial stiffness and the association with fetal cardiovascular physiology as measured by fetal echocardiography. METHODS: Between December 2013 and January 2017 we conducted a prospective study on diabetic (otherwise healthy) and non-diabetic, healthy pregnant mothers (at 20-28 gestational weeks and 18-40 years of age) who had a normal fetal cardiac echocardiogram and obstetric ultrasound...
May 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506452/performing-nuclear-medicine-examinations-in-pregnant-women
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Paolo Zanotti-Fregonara, Elif Hindie
The number of nuclear medicine examinations performed worldwide has been steadily increasing over the last few years. By consequence, an ever increasing number of pregnant women are likely to be exposed to radioisotopes. The range of doses encountered in nuclear medicine practice is well below the threshold for deterministic effects, such as embryonic death, birth defects or mental retardation. According to the linear no-threshold hypothesis, however, stochastic effects (e.g. an increased risk of cancer) remain possible even at this dose range...
May 11, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505960/normal-aging-of-the-lumbar-spine-in-women
#8
Hulya Kurtul Yildiz, Elif Evrim Ekin
BACKGROUND: Lumbar lordosis is required for bipedalism. OBJECTIVES: To investigate age-related changes in lumbar lordosis and to clarify the relationships between lumbar lordosis and vertebral wedging and disc degeneration. METHODS: A total of 300 women were included in this retrospective study, 50 in each of six age groups (20-, 30-, 40-, 50-, 60- and 70-year-olds). Patients with vertebral collapse, instable fracture or disc sequestration were excluded...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504505/retinovascular-findings-in-newborns-with-critical-congenital-heart-disease-a-case-series
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Nurdan Fettah, Emrah U Kabatas, Vehbi Doğan, Aysegu L Zenciroğlu, Dilek Dilli, Elif Özyazıcı, Murat Koç, Serdar Beken, Arzu Dursun, Selmin Kandemir
Critical congenital heart disease (CCHD) may cause changes in retinal vasculature. However, there is lack of data in this issue in newborns. We evaluated retinovascular changes in a series of 43 newborn with CCHD. They were divided into 2 groups according to the type of CCHD; group 1 (n= 18): left obstructive CCHD and group 2 (n= 25): right obstructive CCHD. Retinovascular pathologies were detected in 21 patients (48.8%); it was more frequent in group 1 (p= 0.04). The most common pathology was retinal vascular tortuosity in 6 patients (33...
June 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503768/the-contribution-of-cardio-metabolic-risk-factors-to-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-egfr-decline-in-indigenous-australians-with-and-without-albuminuria-the-egfr-follow-up-study
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Elizabeth Barr, Federica Barzi, Jaquelyne T Hughes, George Jerums, Kerin O'Dea, Alex Brown, Elif I Ekinci, Graham Rd Jones, Paul D Lawton, Ashim Sinha, Richard J MacIsaac, Alan Cass, Louise J Maple-Brown
BACKGROUND: Risk factors for estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline beyond albuminuria are not fully understood in Indigenous Australians who have a 6-fold risk of end-stage kidney disease. We assessed associations between cardio-metabolic risk factors and eGFR decline according to baseline albuminuria status to identify potential treatment targets. METHODS: The eGFR Follow-up study is a longitudinal cohort of 520 Indigenous Australians. Linear mixed regression was used to estimate associations between baseline cardio-metabolic risk factors and annual Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) eGFR change (ml/min/1...
May 14, 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494721/m6a-modification-and-implications-for-micrornas
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Ayse Elif Erson-Bensan, Oguzhan Begik
RNA is chemically modified with over 100 distinct reactions. Among these reactions, methylation is probably the most extensively studied modification on the RNA molecule. Studies suggest methylation of Adenine residues (m6A) to be widespread in the transcriptome with potentially important roles in biological processes. Here, we review recent literature on m6A modification and potential implications for microRNA (miRNA) mediated gene expression regulation. These implications involve miRNA biogenesis, mRNA-miRNA interactions and m6A target selection...
May 10, 2017: MicroRNA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494684/effectiveness-of-telementoring-in-surgery-compared-with-on-site-mentoring-a-systematic-review
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Elif Bilgic, Sena Turkdogan, Yusuke Watanabe, Amin Madani, Tara Landry, Daniel Lavigne, Liane S Feldman, Melina C Vassiliou
BACKGROUND: Mentorship is important but may not be feasible for distance learning. To bridge this gap, telementoring has emerged. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the effectiveness of telementoring compared with on-site mentoring. METHODS: A search was done up to March 2015. Studies were included if they used telementoring between surgeons during a clinical encounter and if they compared on-site mentoring and telementoring. RESULTS: A total of 11 studies were included...
May 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493194/effectiveness-of-quercetin-in-an-experimental-rat-model-of-allergic-rhinitis
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Mustafa Sagit, Halil Polat, Seren Gulsen Gurgen, Elife Berk, Sabri Guler, Mehmet Yasar
We aimed to investigate whether quercetin had a therapeutic effect in an experimental rat model of allergic rhinitis. The study was conducted with 35 rats, which were randomly assigned into 4 groups: group 1 (n = 5), sham group; group 2 (quercetin group, n = 10) received 80 mg/kg day quercetin; group 3 (steroid group, n = 10) received steroid (mometasone furoate); and group 4 (control group, n = 10), received ovalbumin alone. Rats were sensitized by administration of ovalbumin on alternate days over 14 days via an intraperitoneal route...
May 10, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488898/bridging-immunogenicity-assays-for-igg4-therapeutics-mitigating-interference-from-fc-fc-interactions
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Michael A Partridge, Uma Vijayam, Elif Kabuloglu Karayusuf, Enoch Shum, Thanoja Sirimanne, John Garlits, Jihua Chen, Albert Torri, Giane Sumner
AIM: A bridging immunogenicity assay for a human IgG4 mAb therapeutic was transferred to an automation system to increase throughput. However, background signal increased five- to six-fold during the 6- to 8-h run. RESULTS: Noncovalent Fc contacts formed between labeled IgG4 drugs in reagent solutions stored during the automation run. This generated substantial background signal, reducing assay sensitivity by approximately sixfold. Fc interactions also significantly impacted the confirmation assay...
May 10, 2017: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488138/enantioselective-resolution-of-racemic-flurbiprofen-methyl-ester-by-lipase-encapsulated-mercapto-calix-4-arenes-capped-fe3o4-nanoparticles
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Hasan Yildiz, Elif Ozyilmaz, Asif Ali Bhatti, Mustafa Yilmaz
This work presents the synthesis of new mercapto calix[4]arenes derivatives (4 and 5). These derivatives were capped on Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles and subsequently encapsulated with Candida rugosa through sol-gel method to furnish enc-4 and enc-5, respectively, to enhance catalytic activity and enantioselectivity of lipase for hydrolysis reaction of racemic flurbiprofen methyl ester. Catalytic activity and enantioselectivity of enc-4 and enc-5 were assayed at different pH and temperature conditions and it was found that the resultant encapsulated enzyme exhibited higher thermal and operational stabilities compared to the free lipase in which enc-5 showed the excellent rate of enantioselectivity (E = 176) for S-flurbiprofen better than free lipase (E = 137) at pH 7 and 35 °C for 48 h...
May 9, 2017: Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487239/staphylococcus-aureus-soft-tissue-infection-may-increase-the-risk-of-subsequent-staphylococcal-soft-tissue-infections
#16
Cindy Bouvet, Shpresa Gjoni, Besa Zenelaj, Benjamin A Lipsky, Elif Hakko, Ilker Uçkay
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus aureus is the most common cause of soft tissue infections. It is unknown, however, if a patient who has had such an infection is at greater risk for future soft tissue infections with S. aureus. METHODS: We conducted an epidemiological survey of adult patients hospitalized in the only public hospital in Geneva for treatment (usually combined surgical and medical) of a soft tissue infection caused by S. aureus. By reviewing nursing and medical records from the emergency department and hospital wards, we assessed whether or not they developed any other soft tissue infections (excluding a recurrence) after or before the index one...
May 6, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486840/molecular-characterization-of-carbapenem-resistant-enterobacteriaceae-yields-increasing-rates-of-ndm-1-carbapenemases-and-colistin-resistance-in-an-oxa-48-endemic-area
#17
Zeynep Cizmeci, Elif Aktas, Baris Otlu, Ozlem Acikgoz, Seyhan Ordekci
We aimed to characterize carbapenem-resistant isolates in a tertiary hospital in Istanbul, Turkey, high-prevelance area for OXA-48 producers. About 76 Enterobacteriaceae clinical isolates were included. Carbapenemase production was detected by Carbapenem Inactivation Method and carbapenemase genes were investigated by PCR. The clonal relationships were evaluated by AP-PCR. Nineteen Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates were colistin resistant. About 75 isolates yielded carbapenemase by CIM. 52 OXA-48, 17 NDM-1 and 2 VIM-5 carbapenemase genes were detected...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483729/presence-of-parasites-in-environmental-waters-in-samsun-and-its-districts
#18
Ülkü Karaman, Zeynep Kolören, Onuralp Seferoğlu, Emine Ayaz, Elif Demirel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to detect the presence of parasites in environmental waters in Samsun and its districts. METHODS: At the center of Samsun, 13 stations were determined. The research was performed between March 2012 and February 2013, and every month, water samples were collected on the dates stated. The samples were stained with Kinyoun acid-fast, modified trichrome, and trichrome dyes after examining with the direct bond. The preparations were evaluated in terms of parasitologic under a light microscope...
March 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483235/basophil-activation-test-for-inhalant-allergens-in-pediatric-patients-with-allergic-rhinitis
#19
Ismail Ogulur, Ayca Kiykim, Safa Baris, Ahmet Ozen, Ezgi Gizem Yuce, Elif Karakoc-Aydiner
OBJECTIVE: Flow cytometric quantification of in vitro basophil activation can be quite performant and reliable tool to measure IgE-dependent allergen-specific responses in allergic patients. Current study aimed to evaluate the clinical relevance of basophil activation test (BAT) for the diagnosis of pediatric grass pollen and house dust mite (HDM) allergies. METHODS: Forty-seven patients suffering from allergic rhinitis with HDM and grass pollen co-sensitization with clinical history of allergic rhinitis and/or asthma and 15 non-allergic healthy subjects were enrolled...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479812/unilateral-vision-loss-without-ophthalmoplegia-as-a-rare-complication-of-spinal-surgery
#20
Elif Akpınar, Mehmet Sabri Gürbüz, Gülfidan Bitirgen, Mehmet Özerk Okutan
Postoperative visual loss is an extremely rare complication of nonocular surgery. The most common causes are ischemic optic neuropathy, central retinal artery occlusion, and cerebral ischemia. Acute visual loss after spinal surgery is even rarer. The most important risk factors are long-lasting operations, massive bleedings, fluid overload, hypotension, hypothermia, coagulation disorders, direct trauma, embolism, long-term external ocular pressure, and anemia. Here, we present a case of a 54-year-old male who developed acute visual loss in his left eye after a lumbar instrumentation surgery and was diagnosed with retinal artery occlusion...
April 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
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