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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221281/first-attempt-success-longevity-and-complication-rates-of-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-intravenous-catheters-in-children
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Alexandra M Vinograd, Joseph J Zorc, Anthony J Dean, Mary Kate F Abbadessa, Aaron E Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine the success rates, longevity, and complications of ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous lines (USgPIVs) placed in a pediatric emergency department. METHODS: The study analyzed 300 USgPIV attempts in an urban tertiary-care pediatric emergency department. Data regarding USgPIV placement were collected from a 1-page form completed by the clinician placing the USgPIV. The time and reason for USgPIV removal were extracted from the medical record for patients with USgPIVs admitted to the hospital...
February 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218832/a-non-invasive-strategy-based-on-real-time-in-vivo-cataluminescence-monitoring-for-clinical-breath-analysis
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Runkun Zhang, Wanting Huang, Gongke Li, Yufei Hu
The development of non-invasive methods for real-time in vivo analysis is of great significant, which provides powerful tools for medical research and clinical diagnosis. In the present work, we described a new strategy based on cataluminescence (CTL) for real-time in vivo clinical breath analysis. To illustrate such strategy, a homemade real-time CTL monitoring system characterized by coupling an on-line sampling device with a CTL sensor for sevoflurane (SVF) was designed, and a real-time in vivo method for the monitoring of SVF in exhaled breath was proposed...
February 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216861/poverty-reduction-in-india-through-palliative-care-a-pilot-project
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Cathy Ratcliff, Ann Thyle, Savita Duomai, Manju Manak
INTRODUCTION: EMMS International and Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA) implemented a pilot project, poverty reduction in India through palliative care (PRIPCare). A total of 129 interviews with patients and family enrolled in palliative care at three EHA hospitals (in Fatehpur, Lalitpur and Utraula) and staff discussions established that 66% of palliative care patients had lost livelihoods due to illness, 26% of patients' families had members who had lost livelihoods due to the illness, 98% of enrolled households had debts, 59% had loans for which they had sold assets, 69% of households took out debt after their family member fell ill, many patients do not know about government benefits and lack necessary documents, many village headmen require bribes to give people access to benefits, and many bereaved women and children lose everything...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216264/potential-functional-and-pathological-side-effects-related-to-off-target-pharmacological-activity
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James J Lynch, Terry R Van Vleet, Scott W Mittelstadt, Eric A G Blomme
Most pharmaceutical companies test their discovery-stage proprietary molecules in a battery of in vitro pharmacology assays to try to determine off-target interactions.During all phases of drug discovery and development, various questions arise regarding potential side effects associated with such off-target pharmacological activity.Here we present a scientific literature curation effort undertaken to determine and summarize the most likely functional and pathological outcomes associated with interactions at 70 receptors, enzymes, ion channels and transporters with established links to adverse effects...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological and Toxicological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215671/dual-ligand-%C3%AE-5%C3%AE-1-and-%C3%AE-6%C3%AE-4-integrin-targeting-enhances-gene-delivery-and-selectivity-to-cancer-cells
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Rachel M Levine, Efrosini Kokkoli
Nanoparticles functionalized with cancer-targeting ligands have shown promise but are still limited by off-tumor binding to healthy tissues that express low levels of the molecular target. Targeting two cancer biomarkers using dual-targeted heteromultivalent nanoparticles presents a possible solution to this challenge by requiring overexpression of two separate ligands for localization. In order to guide experimental design, a kinetic model was built to explore how the affinity and valency of dual-ligand liposomes affect the binding and selectivity of delivery to cells with various receptor expression...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215528/a-systematic-evaluation-of-methods-for-tailoring-genome-scale-metabolic-models
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Sjoerd Opdam, Anne Richelle, Benjamin Kellman, Shanzhong Li, Daniel C Zielinski, Nathan E Lewis
Genome-scale models of metabolism can illuminate the molecular basis of cell phenotypes. Since some enzymes are only active in specific cell types, several algorithms use omics data to construct cell-line- and tissue-specific metabolic models from genome-scale models. However, these methods are often not rigorously benchmarked, and it is unclear how algorithm and parameter selection (e.g., gene expression thresholds, metabolic constraints) affects model content and predictive accuracy. To investigate this, we built hundreds of models of four different cancer cell lines using six algorithms, four gene expression thresholds, and three sets of metabolic constraints...
February 14, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213934/transverse-process-anatomy-as-a-guide-to-vertebral-artery-exposure-during-anterior-cervical-spine-approach-a-cadaveric-study
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Ali Nourbakhsh, Jinping Yang, Howard McMahan, Kim Garges
INTRODUCTION: Safe exposure of the vertebral artery (VA) is needed during resection of tumors close to the artery and during repair of lacerations. We defined the anatomy of the anterior root of each transverse process (TP) from C3 to C6 for identification and exposure of the VA during the anterior approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the anatomy of the TP and assessed two approaches for safe identification of the VA, lateral to medial and medial to lateral dissection of the TP, in 20 cadavers...
February 18, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213849/widespread-expression-of-a-membrane-tethered-version-of-the-soluble-lysosomal-enzyme-palmitoyl-protein-thioesterase-1
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Charles Shyng, Shannon L Macauley, Joshua T Dearborn, Mark S Sands
"Cross-correction," the transfer of soluble lysosomal enzymes between neighboring cells, forms the foundation for therapeutics of lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs). However, "cross-correction" poses a significant barrier to studying the role of specific cell types in LSD pathogenesis. By expressing the native enzyme in only one cell type, neighboring cell types are invariably corrected. In this study, we present a strategy to limit "cross-correction" of palmitoyl-protein thioesterase-1(PPT1), a lysosomal hydrolase deficient in Infantile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (INCL, Infantile Batten disease) to the lysosomal membrane via the C-terminus of lysosomal associated membrane protein-1 (LAMP1)...
February 18, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212417/splitax-a-novel-method-to-assess-the-function-of-engineered-nucleases
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Richard A Axton, Sharmin S Haideri, Martha Lopez-Yrigoyen, Helen A Taylor, Lesley M Forrester
Engineered nucleases have been used to generate knockout or reporter cell lines and a range of animal models for human disease. These new technologies also hold great promise for therapeutic genome editing. Current methods to evaluate the activity of these nucleases are time consuming, require extensive optimization and are hampered by readouts with low signals and high background. We have developed a simple and easy to perform method (SplitAx) that largely addresses these issues and provides a readout of nuclease activity...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212012/-meyeniins-a-c-novel-hexahydroimidazo-1-5-c-thiazole-derivatives-from-the-tubers-of-lepidium-meyenii-complete-structural-elucidation-by-biomimetic-synthesis-and-racemic-crystallization
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Min Zhou, Hang-Ying Ma, Zhi-Hua Liu, Guang-Yu Yang, Gang Du, Yan-Qing Ye, Gan-Peng Li, Qiu-Fen Hu
(+)-Meyeniins A-C (1-3), a novel class of sulfur-containing hexahydroimidazo[1,5-c]thiazole derivatives, were isolated from the tubers of Lepidium meyenii cultivated in Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China. Guided by their biosynthetic hypothesis, a stereocontrolled biomimetic synthesis of meyeniins A-C and their individual enantiomers was efficiently accomplished by a combination of a condensation reaction and Edman degradation. The formation of high-quality crystals for X-ray crystallography occurred much more readily from a racemic mixture of (±)-meyeniin A than with the single enantiomer alone in this case...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208718/on-line-screening-isolation-and-identification-of-antioxidant-compounds-of-helianthemum-ruficomum
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Yasmine Chemam, Samir Benayache, Eric Marchioni, Minjie Zhao, Paul Mosset, Fadila Benayache
Many Helianthemum species (Cistaceae) are recognized for their various medicinal virtues. Helianthemum ruficomum is an endemic species to the septentrional Sahara on which no report is available so far. The purpose of this work was to investigate the chemical composition and the radical scavenging capacity of this species and its isolated components. Collected from Mougheul (south-west of Algeria), the aerial parts were macerated with 80% EtOH/H₂O, after evaporation, the remaining extract was diluted with H₂O and extracted with petroleum ether, chloroform, ethyl acetate and n-butanol...
February 8, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208417/terahertz-generation-from-laser-driven-ultrafast-current-propagation-along-a-wire-target
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H B Zhuo, S J Zhang, X H Li, H Y Zhou, X Z Li, D B Zou, M Y Yu, H C Wu, Z M Sheng, C T Zhou
Generation of intense coherent THz radiation by obliquely incidenting an intense laser pulse on a wire target is studied using particle-in-cell simulation. The laser-accelerated fast electrons are confined and guided along the surface of the wire, which then acts like a current-carrying line antenna and under appropriate conditions can emit electromagnetic radiation in the THz regime. For a driving laser intensity ∼3×10^{18}W/cm^{2} and pulse duration ∼10 fs, a transient current above 10 KA is produced on the wire surface...
January 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205168/crispr-cas9-mediated-generation-of-niemann-pick-c1-knockout-cell-line
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Ximing Du, Ivan Lukmantara, Hongyuan Yang
Generating a cholesterol storage phenotype of Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC) disease is important for investigating the mechanisms of intracellular cholesterol trafficking, as well as screening drugs for potential treatment of NPC disease. The use of the CRISPR/Cas9 technology to knockout specific genes within the genome of mammals has become routine in the past few years. Here, we describe a protocol for producing a cellular NPC cholesterol storage phenotype in HeLa cells using the CRISPR-Cas9 system to disrupt the NPC1 gene...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203271/a-review-of-the-epidemiology-and-treatment-of-orthopaedic-injuries-after-earthquakes-in-developing-countries
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James S MacKenzie, Bibek Banskota, Norachart Sirisreetreerux, Babar Shafiq, Erik A Hasenboehler
BACKGROUND: Earthquakes in developing countries are devastating events. Orthopaedic surgeons play a key role in treating earthquake-related injuries to the extremities. We describe orthopaedic injury epidemiology to help guide response planning for earthquake-related disasters. METHODS: Several databases were searched for articles reporting primary injury after major earthquakes from 1970 to June 2016. We used the following key words: "earthquake" AND "fracture" AND "injury" AND "orthopedic" AND "treatment" AND "epidemiology...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203057/kelussia-odoratissima-mozaff-activates-intrinsic-pathway-of-apoptosis-in-breast-cancer-cells-associated-with-s-phase-cell-cycle-arrest-via-involvement-of-p21-p27-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Hamed Karimian, Aditya Arya, Mehran Fadaeinasab, Mahboubeh Razavi, Maryam Hajrezaei, Ataul Karim Khan, Hapipah Mohd Ali, Mahmood Ameen Abdulla, Mohamad Ibrahim Noordin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the anticancer potential of Kelussia odoratissima. Several in vitro and in vivo biological assays were applied to explore the direct effect of an extract and bioactive compound of this plant against breast cancer cells and its possible mechanism of action. MATERIALS AND METHODS: K. odoratissima methanol extract (KME) was prepared, and MTT assay was used to evaluate the cytotoxicity. To identify the cytotoxic compound, a bioassay-guided investigation was performed on methanol extract...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202087/disability-adjusted-life-year-daly-of-central-line-bloodstream-infection-clabsi-in-a-university-hospital-in-a-developing-country-brazil
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Jaqueline Abel da Rocha, Fernanda Moreth do Valle, Natalia Chilinque Zambão da Silva, Ana Sheila Duarte Nunes Silva, Suzana Dos Santos Vaz, Wildo Navegantes de Araújo, Ianick Souto Martins
Central-line bloodstream infection (CLABSI) increases hospital mortality. A cohort study was conducted in a Brazilian hospital to estimate the disability-adjusted life year (DALY) of CLABSI using modified World Health Organization (WHO) methodology. CLABSI DALY was 20.44 per 1,000 inpatients, most were the result of premature death (20.42 per 1,000 inpatients). DALY can be useful to guide and measure the impact of healthcare infection prevention. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017;1-4.
February 16, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199979/atm-mutations-and-e-cadherin-expression-define-sensitivity-to-egfr-targeted-therapy-in-colorectal-cancer
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Anna-Lena Geißler, Miriam Geißler, Daniel Kottmann, Lisa Lutz, Christiane D Fichter, Ralph Fritsch, Britta Weddeling, Frank Makowiec, Martin Werner, Silke Lassmann
EGFR-targeted therapy is a key treatment approach in patients with RAS wildtype metastatic colorectal cancers (CRC). Still, also RAS wildtype CRC may be resistant to EGFR-targeted therapy, with few predictive markers available for improved stratification of patients. Here, we investigated response of 7 CRC cell lines (Caco-2, DLD1, HCT116, HT29, LS174T, RKO, SW480) to Cetuximab and correlated this to NGS-based mutation profiles, EGFR promoter methylation and EGFR expression status as well as to E-cadherin expression...
February 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199856/predicting-solubilisation-features-of-ternary-phase-diagrams-of-fully-dilutable-lecithin-linker-microemulsions
#18
Mehdi Nouraei, Edgar J Acosta
Fully dilutable microemulsions (μEs), used to design self-microemulsifying delivery system (SMEDS), are formulated as concentrate solutions containing oil and surfactants, without water. As water is added to dilute these systems, various μEs are produced (water-swollen reverse micelles, bicontinuous systems, and oil-swollen micelles), without the onset of phase separation. Currently, the formulation dilutable μEs follows a trial and error approach that has had a limited success. The objective of this work is to introduce the use of the hydrophilic-lipophilic-difference (HLD) and net-average-curvature (NAC) frameworks to predict the solubilisation features of ternary phase diagrams of lecithin-linker μEs and the use of these predictions to guide the formulation of dilutable μEs...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198656/fungicidal-activity-and-pk-pd-of-caspofungin-as-tools-to-guide-antifungal-therapy-in-a-fluconazole-resistant-c-parapsilosis-candidemia
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Carlo Tascini, Emanuela Sozio, Antonello Di Paolo, Giancarlo Tintori, Alessandro Leonildi, Giacomo Bertolino, Franco Carmassi, Enrico Tagliaferri, Francesco Menichetti, Francesco Barchiesi
Candida parapsilosis may be responsible for bloodstream infections (BSI) and it is characterised by an increased incidence of fluconazole resistance. A 75-year old woman with severe comorbidities received the insertion of a peripherally inserted central venous catheter. Fluconazole did not prevent a C. parapsilosis BSI hence caspofungin was started after a nephrotoxic first-line treatment with amphotericin B. The ratio of peak plasma concentration over the minimum inhibitory concentration (Cmax/MIC) was adopted to maximise efficacy of caspofungin...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196610/endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-for-nodal-staging-in-non-small-cell-lung-carcinoma
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D Coutinho, A Oliveira, S Campainha, S Neves, M Guerra, J Miranda, A Furtado, D Tente, A Sanches, J Almeida, J Moura E Sá
INTRODUCTION: Lung cancer staging has recently evolved to include endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) for nodal assessment. AIM: Evaluate the performance and safety of EBUS-TBNA as a key component of a staging algorithm for non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and as a single investigation technique for diagnosis and staging of NSCLC. METHODS: Patients undergoing EBUS-TBNA for NSCLC staging at our institution between April 1, 2010 and December 31, 2014 were consecutively included with prospective data collection...
February 9, 2017: Revista Portuguesa de Pneumologia
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