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Rafael Uña Orejón, Estrella Mateo Torres, Iván Huercio Martínez, Cristina Jofré Escudero, Juan Gómez Rivas, Jesús Díez Sebastián, Maria Prado Ureta Tolsada
OBJECTIVE: The enhanced recovery after surgery program (ERAS) has become the base of perioperative management in various surgical specialties. However, limited data are available for radical cystectomy. METHODS: We have analyzed 124 patients undergoing radical cystectomy. For retrospective analysis, the patients were divided into two groups:Group A (n=72) included patients whose surgery was performed before the introduction of the ERAS protocol; and Group B (n=52) included patients who were treated following the items included in the ERAS protocol...
March 2018: Archivos Españoles de Urología
Yongming Liu, Chen Shen, Xihui Zhang, Huan Yu, Fujun Wang, Yangyun Wang, Leshuai W Zhang
Metal nanoparticles or metal-based compounds have drawn attention in various fields ranging from industry to medicine because of their unique physicochemical properties. Bismuth (Bi) compounds and nanomaterials have been commonly used in alloys, electronic industry, batteries, and as flame retardants as well as for anti- Helicobacter pylori therapy, while the nanomaterial form has great potential for computed tomography imaging and thermotherapy, both of which will be introduced in this review. Although Bi was used for several decades, there is a lack of detailed information concerning their toxicity and mechanisms on human health...
January 1, 2018: Toxicology and Industrial Health
Hüseyin Enis Karahan, Christian Wiraja, Chenjie Xu, Jun Wei, Yilei Wang, Liang Wang, Fei Liu, Yuan Chen
Graphene materials (GMs), such as graphene, graphene oxide (GO), reduced GO (rGO), and graphene quantum dots (GQDs), are rapidly emerging as a new class of broad-spectrum antimicrobial agents. This report describes their state-of-the-art and potential future covering both fundamental aspects and biomedical applications. First, the current understanding of the antimicrobial mechanisms of GMs is illustrated, and the complex picture of underlying structure-property-activity relationships is sketched. Next, the different modes of utilization of antimicrobial GMs are explained, which include their use as colloidal dispersions, surface coatings, and photothermal/photodynamic therapy agents...
March 5, 2018: Advanced Healthcare Materials
Andrea Ancona, Bianca Dumontel, Nadia Garino, Benjamin Demarco, Dimitra Chatzitheodoridou, Walter Fazzini, Hanna Engelke, Valentina Cauda
In the present paper, we use zinc oxide nanoparticles under the excitation of ultraviolet (UV) light for the generation of Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), with the aim of further using these species for fighting cancer cells in vitro. Owing to the difficulties in obtaining highly dispersed nanoparticles (NPs) in biological media, we propose their coating with a double-lipidic layer and we evaluate their colloidal stability in comparison to the pristine zinc oxide NPs. Then, using Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) coupled with the spin-trapping technique, we demonstrate and characterize the ability of bare and lipid-coated ZnO NPs to generate ROS in water only when remotely actuated via UV light irradiation...
March 2, 2018: Nanomaterials
Banani Kundu, Mohamed R Eltohamy, Vamsi K Yadavalli, Rui Luis Reis, Hae-Won Kim
The assembly of natural proteinaceous biopolymers into macro-scale architectures is of great importance in synthetic biology, soft-material science and regenerative therapy. The self-assembly of protein tends to be limited due to anisotropic interactions among protein molecules, poor solubility and stability. Here, we introduce a unique platform to self-immobilize diverse proteins (fibrous and globular, positively and negatively charged, low and high molecular weight) using silicon surfaces with pendant -NH2 groups via a facile one step diffusion limited aggregation (DLA) method...
February 28, 2018: Biomedical Materials
Neil J Glassford, Rinaldo Bellomo
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is common, although commonly used clinical diagnostic markers are imperfect. Intravenous fluid administration remains a cornerstone of therapy worldwide, but there is minimal evidence of efficacy for the use of fluid bolus therapy outside of specific circumstances, and emerging evidence associates fluid accumulation with worse renal outcomes and even increased mortality among critically ill patients. Artificial colloid solutions have been associated with harm, and chloride-rich solutions may adversely affect renal function...
April 2018: Critical Care Clinics
Peter K Moore, Raymond K Hsu, Kathleen D Liu
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a heterogeneous disorder that is common in hospitalized patients and associated with short- and long-term morbidity and mortality. When AKI is present, prompt workup of the underlying cause should be pursued, with specific attention to reversible causes. Measures to prevent AKI include optimization of volume status and avoidance of nephrotoxic medications. Crystalloids are preferred over colloids for most patients, and hydroxyethyl starches should be avoided. Volume overload in the setting of AKI is associated with adverse outcomes, so attention should be paid to overall fluid balance...
February 22, 2018: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
Zhao-Hua Miao, Lan-Xiang Lv, Kai Li, Pei-Ying Liu, Zhenglin Li, Huanjie Yang, Qingliang Zhao, Manli Chang, Liang Zhen, Cheng-Yan Xu
Near-infrared light-mediated theranostic agents with superior tissue penetration and minimal invasion have captivated researchers in cancer research in the past decade. Herein, a probe sonication-assisted liquid exfoliation approach for scalable and continual synthesis of colloidal rhenium disulfide nanosheets, which is further explored as theranostic agents for cancer diagnosis and therapy, is reported. Due to high-Z element of Re (Z = 75) and significant photoacoustic effect, the obtained PVP-capped ReS2 nanosheets are evaluated as bimodality contrast agents for computed tomography and photoacoustic imaging...
February 22, 2018: Small
Gamze Tan, Mehmet Ali Onur
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have recently emerged as prominent vehicles for many biomedical applications from sensing to delivery. The relevant literature contains conflicting data about the effects of AuNPs on living cells. The aim of present study is the synthesis and characterization of AuNPs at nanoscale, tracking their cellular localization and determining their effects on cell viability, migration and angiogenesis. Within this scope, 19-20 nm AuNPs were synthesized and characterized using various spectrometric techniques to determine their size, shape and surface properties such as charge and texture...
February 22, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
Kate Hopper, Alejandro Garcia Rojas, Linda Barter
OBJECTIVE To determine common fluid therapy practices of small animal practitioners and identify fluid therapy-related knowledge gaps that may benefit from improved educational efforts, targeted research, or both. DESIGN Online survey. SAMPLE 1,496 small animal veterinarians PROCEDURES An online survey was provided to members of the Veterinary Information Network between December 23, 2013, and January 30, 2014. The survey consisted of 24 questions investigating the administration of crystalloid and synthetic colloid solutions, but not blood products, and focused primarily on the choice of fluid type, frequency of administration, type of patient treated with fluids, treatment with fluids subcutaneously versus IV, and potassium supplementation of fluids...
March 1, 2018: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
Christian Ertmer, Bernhard Zwißler, Hugo Van Aken, Michael Christ, Fabian Spöhr, Axel Schneider, Robert Deisz, Matthias Jacob
BACKGROUND: Outcome data on fluid therapy in critically ill patients from randomised controlled trials may be different from data obtained by observational studies under "real-life" conditions. We conducted this prospective, observational study to investigate current practice of fluid therapy (crystalloids and colloids) and associated outcomes in 65 German intensive care units (ICUs). In total, 4545 adult patients who underwent intravenous fluid therapy were included. The main outcome measures were 90-day mortality, ICU mortality and acute kidney injury (AKI)...
February 17, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
Yuanyuan Zhang, Dan Yang, Hongzhong Chen, Wei Qi Lim, Fiona Soo Zeng Phua, Guanghui An, Piaoping Yang, Yanli Zhao
In this study, a reduction-sensitive supramolecular polymeric drug delivery system was developed for combinational photothermal-chemotherapy of cancer. The multifunctional system was self-assembled by specific host-guest interactions between hydrophilic β-cyclodextrin functionalized hyaluronic acid and adamantane linked camptothecin/dye conjugate, where a near-infrared (NIR) absorbing dye IR825 was loaded. The hydrophilic hyaluronic acid shell endows the assembly with excellent colloidal stability and biocompatibility...
February 9, 2018: Biomaterials
Parveer Kaur, Bhupendra Chudasama
Gold nanorods (GNRs) owing to their tunable longitudinal surface plasmon resonance in tissue transparent near infrared region have potential applications (like cancer imaging, surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy, cancer targeting, drug delivery and optical hyperthermia) in nanomedicine. Success of these diagnosis/therapy options depends on the plasmonic properties of gold nanorods, which are influenced by the interaction of GNRs with the colloidal medium. In this article, a systematic study is performed to evaluate the effect of colloidal medium on shelf life and stability of gold GNRs...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Jude Akinyelu, Moganavelli Singh
The biodegradable polymer, poly(lactide-co-glycolide) is a popular polymer of choice in many nanotherapeutic studies. Herein, we report on the synthesis and evaluation of four chitosan stabilized poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles with and without coating with gold, and the targeting ligand, folic acid, as potential non-viral gene delivery vectors. The poly(lactide-co-glycolide) nanoparticles were synthesized via nanoprecipitation/solvent evaporation method in conjunction with the surface functionalizing folic acid and chitosan...
July 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
Shaohui Zheng, Jiwon Han, Zhen Jin, Chang-Sei Kim, Sukho Park, Kyu-Pyo Kim, Jong-Oh Park, Eunpyo Choi
Multifunctional polymeric micelles were developed as a promising dual tumor-targeted drug delivery platform for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and combined photothermal-chemotherapy. HA-C16 copolymers were synthesized via peptide formation process with subsequent co-encapsulation of therapeutic agent docetaxel (DTX) and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) to form the multifunctional micelles. The micelles exhibited uniform nanosize and remarkable colloidal stability in aqueous solution. The sustained drug release behavior from HA micelles was observed over the test period...
February 5, 2018: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
Lunjakorn Amornkitbamrung, Jeonghun Kim, Yeonggon Roh, Sang Hun Chun, Ji Soo Yuk, Seung Won Shin, Byung-Woo Kim, Byung-Keun Oh, Soong Ho Um
A novel and simple method for the fabrication of gold nanoparticle (AuNP) clusters was introduced for use as an efficient near-infrared (NIR) photothermal agent. Cationic surfactants were employed to assemble AuNPs into clusters, during which polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) was used to stabilize the AuNP clusters. Through this manner, AuNP clusters with a uniform shape and a narrow size distribution (55.4 ± 5.0 nm by electron microscope) were successfully obtained. A mechanism for the formation of AuNP clusters was studied and proposed...
February 12, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
Jan Schulze, Stephanie Kuhn, Stephan Hendrikx, Michaela Schulz-Siegmund, Tobias Polte, Achim Aigner
Nucleic acid-based therapies rely on efficient formulations for nucleic acid protection and delivery. As nonviral strategies, polymeric and lipid-based nanoparticles have been introduced; however, biological efficacy and biocompatibility as well as poor storage properties due to colloidal instability and their unavailability as ready-to-use systems are still major issues. Polyethylenimine is the most widely explored and promising candidate for gene delivery. Polyethylenimine-based polyplexes and their combination with liposomes, lipopolyplexes, are efficient for DNA or siRNA delivery in vitro and in vivo...
February 12, 2018: Small
Sunita Seshia, M Casey Gaunt, Beverly A Kidney, Marion L Jackson
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that administration of intravenous fluids impairs hemostasis. Thromboelastometry (TEM) may provide a more sensitive measure of the fluid effects on hemostasis than traditional coagulation tests. OBJECTIVE: The study aim was to determine if resuscitative fluid therapy affects hemostasis, as measured by TEM. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a randomized crossover design, 6 healthy dogs were administered intravenous colloid, crystalloid, and hypertonic saline at therapeutic doses...
February 11, 2018: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
Sarah D Shaw, Henry Stämpfli
Acute, infectious, diarrhea in adult horses is a major cause of morbidity and is associated with numerous complications. Common causes include salmonellosis, clostridiosis, Coronavirus, and infection with Neorickettsia risticii (Potomac horse fever). Treatment is empirical and supportive until results of specific diagnostic tests are available. Supportive care is aimed at restoring hydration, correcting electrolyte imbalances, and limiting the systemic inflammatory response. The mainstays of therapy are intravenous fluid therapy, electrolyte supplementation where necessary, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents, and nutritional support...
February 6, 2018: Veterinary Clinics of North America. Equine Practice
Matilde Pensabene, Brigida Stanzione, Ivana Cerillo, Giuseppe Ciancia, Immacolata Cozzolino, Raffaella Ruocco, Caterina Condello, Giuseppe Di Lorenzo, Mario Giuliano, Valeria Forestieri, Grazia Arpino, Sabino De Placido, Rossella Lauria
BACKGROUND: Metastases to the thyroid gland are more frequent than previously thought, although most of them are occult or not clinically relevant. Overall, only 42 cases of metastases to thyroid from breast cancer have been reported thus far. Here we report the case of a patient with breast cancer metastatic to the thyroid. We also review the 42 previously reported cases (published between 1962 and 2012). This is the first review about metastases to thyroid gland from breast cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: A 64-year-old woman of Caucasian origin was diagnosed with a lobular invasive carcinoma of the breast (luminal A, stage II)...
February 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
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