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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970677/red-cell-alloimmunization-in-repeatedly-transfused-patients
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Dimel K Bhuva, Jitendra H Vachhani
INTRODUCTION: Repeated blood transfusions can result in the production of alloantibodies against one or more red cell antigens, which complicates subsequent transfusions. Aims: The study was done to find incidence of various red cell alloantibodies; to determine the type of alloantibody; to identify the factors such as frequency of transfusion, splenectomy status, donor ethnicity and gender and their association with the development of antibody in repeatedly transfused patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was carried out in Dept...
July 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958820/structure-elucidation-and-properties-of-different-lignins-isolated-from-acorn-shell-of-quercus-variabilis-bl
#2
Yawei Zhang, Lina Yang, Dongmei Wang, Dengwu Li
Chemical and structure properties of Ethanol lignin (EL), alkali lignin (AL), milled wood lignin (MWL) and cellulase enzymatic lignin (CEL) extracted from acorn shell of Quercus variabilis Bl. were studied by GPC, TG, SEM, FT-IR, (13)C NMR, DEPT-135 NMR, 2D-HSQC and functional groups measurement. Results indicated that AL had a lower quantity of ArOH (2.19mmol/g) in four lignin samples. TG results proved the existence of a less thermally stable domain within the lignin polymer. SEM, FT-IR, (13)C NMR, DEPT-135 NMR and 2D-HSQC confirmed the lignin structural characters of the extracted samples, it was found that the relative content of β-O-4' linkage in MWL (51...
September 25, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942010/the-potential-role-of-auditory-evoked-potentials-to-assess-prognosis-in-comatose-survivors-from-cardiac-arrest
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Paolo De Santis, Irene Lamanna, Nicolas Mavroudakis, Benjamin Legros, Jean-Louis Vincent, Jacques Creteur, Fabio Silvio Taccone
AIM: Few data are available on the use of brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) in combination with other electrophysiological tools to assess prognosis of comatose survivors from cardiac arrest (CA). METHODS: Retrospective analysis of data from all adult patients (>18years of age) admitted to our Dept of Intensive Care after CA over a 6-year period who were comatose (Glasgow Coma Scale <9) on admission, had been treated with targeted temperature management and had BAEP testing...
September 21, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929061/drug-induced-sleep-endoscopy-as-a-selection-tool-for-surgical-management-of-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-syndrome-our-personal-experience
#4
M B Bharathi, J Rajendra Prasad, K Satish
The role of Drug-induced sleep endoscopy as a selection tool for surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome. SOURCE OF DATA: Polysomnography proved OSA patients, who are planned for surgery in dept. of ENT AND HEAD& NECK, JSS Hospital, Mysore. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective clinical study. METHOD: 30 Polysomnography proved OSA patients, age between 20 and 60 years have been selected for Drug Induced Sleep Endoscopy (DISE) after taking informed consent for proposed surgery...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915163/do-prehospital-providers-and-emergency-nurses-agree-on-triage-assignment-an-efficacy-study
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Helene Skjøt-Arkil, Louise L Pontoppidan, Jens O Laursen, Matthias Giebner, Jesper D Andersen, Christian B Mogensen
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the agreement on triage level between prehospital providers and emergency department (ED) nurses in clinical practice when using the same triage system. The objectives were as follows: (a) What is the agreement of triage between prehospital providers and ED nurses, when using Danish Emergency Process Triage (DEPT) correctly? (b) Which part of the triage process yields the highest agreement regarding the final triage? METHODS: The study was a prospective and observational efficacy study...
September 18, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913938/application-of-craft-complete-reduction-to-amplitude-frequency-table-in-nonuniformly-sampled-nus-2d-nmr-data-processing
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Krish Krishnamurthy, Natarajan Hari
The recently published CRAFT (complete reduction to amplitude frequency table) technique converts the raw FID data (i.e., time domain data) into a table of frequencies, amplitudes, decay rate constants, and phases. It offers an alternate approach to decimate time-domain data, with minimal preprocessing step. It has been shown that application of CRAFT technique to process the t1 dimension of the 2D data significantly improved the detectable resolution by its ability to analyze without the use of ubiquitous apodization of extensively zero-filled data...
September 15, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry: MRC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877411/new-cytotoxic-triterpenoid-saponins-from-the-roots-of-albizia-gummifera-j-f-gmel-c-a-sm
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Line Made Simo, Olivier Placide Noté, Joséphine Ngo Mbing, Sarah Ali Aouazou, Dominique Guillaume, Christian Dominique Muller, Dieudonné Emmanuel Pegnyemb, Annelise Lobstein
As part of our search for new bioactive saponins from Cameroonian medicinal plants, two new oleanane-type saponins, named gummiferaosides D and E (1 and 2), along with one known saponin, julibroside J8 (3), were isolated from the roots of Albizia gummifera. Their structures were established on the basis of extensive 1D- and 2D-NMR ((1) H- and (13) C-NMR, DEPT, COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, HSQC, HSQC-TOCSY, and HMBC) and HR-ESI-MS studies, and by chemical evidence. The apoptotic effect of saponins 1 - 3 was evaluated on the A431 human epidermoid cancer cell...
September 6, 2017: Chemistry & Biodiversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855810/influence-of-the-mixtures-composed-of-slow-release-insecticide-formulations-against-aedes-aegypti-mosquito-larvae-reared-in-pond-water
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Naser A Alkenani
Vector borne diseases remain the major source of illness and death worldwide. Aedes aegypti is the primary carrier of dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever in many developing countries in the tropical world. Because A. aegypti populations are becoming more and more resistant to conventional and non conventional insecticides, alternative strategies have to be rapidly implemented in the future for dengue vector control. The present study aimed to evaluate the larvicidal efficacy of slow-release formulations (SRFs) of bacterial insecticide Bactimos briquets blended with tow insect growth regulators (IGRs), Altosid XR - briquets and Dudim DT tablet respectively, against mosquito larvae of A...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828321/dicrocoelium-egg-identified-in-an-ancient-cemetery-in-kiasar-archeological-site-northern-iran-dated-back-247-bc-224-ad
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Negar Bizhani, Abdol Motalleb Sharifi, Mohmmad Bagher Rokni, Jean Dupouy Camet, Mostafa Rezaeian, Mohammad Fallah Kiapi, Niloofar Paknezhad, Faezeh Najafi, Gholamreza Mowlavi
BACKGROUND: Along with the newly emergence of paleoparasitology research in Iran, findings of parasites from Northern part of the county have not been reported so far. In this study tracking for the lancet liver fluke dates back 250 BC is addressed. METHODS: Samples were taken from grave crypts of the soil layers attached to the pelvic bones from above-mentioned site in 2015. The laboratory examinations were conducted in the Dept. of Medial Parasitology and Mycology, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran...
June 2017: Iranian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802366/formula-for-the-prediction-of-apnea-hypopnea-index-in-children-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-without-polysomnography-according-to-the-clinical-parameters-is-it-reliable
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Zlatko Kljajić, Željka Roje, Kristijan Bečić, Vesna Čapkun, K Vilović, Petar Ivanišević, Eugenija Marušić
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to propose "the risk formula" for obstructive sleep apnea in children according to the general and local clinical parameters and findings relevant for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity. The unmet need for this formula arises from the economic burden of polysomnography (device, staff, training, special sleep centers, etc) as the golden standard for the diagnostics. MATERIALS AND METHODS USED: The study was performed from January 2013 until January 2016 in the Sleep Center, Department for Neuroscience, School of Medicine of the University of Split, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Split, Croatia and ENT Dept...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766829/the-nice-10-minute-physical-restraint-rule-a-discussion-of-the-relative-risks
#11
Lee Hollins
Physical restraint involves "any direct physical contact where the intervener's intention is to prevent, restrict, or subdue movement of the body, or part of the body of another person" (Dept. of Health, 2014 p.26). Such restrictive interventions are used to take control of situations deemed to be dangerous, where there is a real possibility of harm being caused, if no action were to be taken. The actions are designed to end, or significantly reduce, the danger presented to the patient or others including staff (Dept...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726494/roccellatol-a-new-%C3%AE-orcinol-based-metabolite-from-the-lichen-roccella-montagnei
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Uppuluri V Mallavadhani, Akella V S Sudhakar
Roccellatol, a new (2'R,3'S)-erythrityl-2,6-dihydroxy-4-methylbenzoate was isolated along with nine known compounds from the fruticose lichen, Roccella montagnei Bel. em. D.D. Awasthi. The structure of the new compound was elucidated by detailed spectroscopic analysis ((1)H, (13)C, DEPT and HRMS). The present isolation of roccellatol (10) assumes significance as the esters of p-orcellinic acid are rare in lichens. Interestingly, among the known compounds, (+)-montagnetol (9) was now isolated in very large quantity (4...
July 20, 2017: Natural Product Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718238/bacteriology-of-diabetic-foot-in-tertiary-care-hospital-frequency-antibiotic-susceptibility-and-risk-factors
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Syeda Sadia Amjad, Jamal Zafar, Nadia Shams
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot being one of the frequent and disabling complications of diabetes. In view of widespread regional variation in causative organisms and antimicrobial susceptibility, the current study aimed to determine frequency of causative organisms, their antimicrobial susceptibility and associated risk factors. METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 6 months' duration at dept. of Medicine; PIMS Hospital Islamabad. Type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients with diabetic foot ulcer were enrolled after informed consent...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698448/-a-case-of-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-that-developed-fibrous-pericarditis-owing-to-nilotinib-use
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Shogo Miura, Kazuyuki Murase, Akira Sakurada, Kohichi Takada, Satoshi Iyama, Tsutomu Sato, Yasushi Sato, Koji Miyanishi, Masayoshi Kobune, Atsuko Muranaka, Kazutoshi Tachibana, Junji Kato
A 64-year-old man was diagnosed with chronic-phase chronic myelogenous leukemia(CML)in May 2009. He was treated with imatinib and achieved complete cytogenetic response(CCyR)in 2 months. After 4 months of treatment, he developed interstitial pneumonia and became intolerant to imatinib. He was then switched to nilotinib from October of the same year. In June 2013, he was diagnosed with drug-induced pericarditis resulting from nilotinib use, and thus, nilotinib was discontinued. Subsequently, he was followed up without specific treatment for CML...
June 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677240/application-of-automated-image-analysis-reduces-the-workload-of-manual-screening-of-sentinel-lymph-node-biopsies-in-breast-cancer
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Henrik Holten-Rossing, Maj-Lis Møller Talman, Anne Marie Bak Jylling, Anne-Vibeke Laenkholm, Martin Kristensson, Ben Vainer
INTRODUCTION: Breast cancer is one of the most common cancer diseases in women with more than 1.67 million cases diagnosed worldwide each year. In breast cancer, the sentinel lymph node (SLN) pinpoints the first lymph node(s) into which the tumor spreads and it is usually located in the ipsilateral axilla. In patients with no clinical signs of metastatic disease in the axilla, a SLN biopsy (SLNB) is performed. Assessment of metastases in the SLNB is done in a conventional microscope by manually observing a metastasis and measuring its size and/or counting the number of tumor cells...
July 5, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671092/clinical-features-of-capillary-bronchitis-related-to-bordetella-pertussis
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Yongsheng Xu, Jing Ning, Zhulai Zhang
Pertussis infection can mimick the clinical manifestations of lower airway infection, while the symptoms and signs in some cases are like Bronchiolitis. The paper carried out retrospective analysis of infant pertussis bordetella infected cases admitted by the Respiratory Dept. of Tianjin Children's Hospital for "capillary bronchitis" from Sept. 2015 to Feb. 2016. It analyzed its clinical features, radiological features, laboratory characteristics and outcome through comparing the capillary bronchitis cases induced by the non-bordetella pertussis...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645717/surveillance-of-pneumococcal-colonization-and-invasive-pneumococcal-disease-reveals-shift-in-prevalent-carriage-serotypes-in-massachusetts-children-to-relatively-low-invasiveness
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I Yildirim, B A Little, J Finkelstein, G Lee, W P Hanage, K Shea, S I Pelton
BACKGROUND: Following the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV), overall nasopharyngeal colonization rates have not changed significantly, however a dramatic and sustained decline in invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) in children was observed in every setting where the PCVs were implemented. We aimed to describe the differences in invasive disease potential of serotypes that are common colonizers in pre- and post-vaccine eras in order to provide further insight in our understanding of dynamic epidemiology of pneumococcal diseases...
July 13, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633755/dermatologists-mohs-surgeon
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Uc Davis School Of Medicine Dept Of Dermatology
The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, is recruiting for four academic dermatologists in the Clinical X series or Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) series at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level based on experience and qualifications. Three of these positions are for general medical dermatologists, and one is for a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon/procedural dermatologist. The appointments may be made up to 100%.
June 15, 2017: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599241/triterpene-saponins-from-billia-rosea
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Luis De Freitas, Doris Jimenez, Sherley Pimentel, Anne-Claire Mitaine-Offer, Laurent Pouységu, Stéphane Quideau, Thomas Paululat, Freddy Gonzalez-Mujica, Luis B Rojas, María Rodríguez, Marie-Aleth Lacaille-Dubois
Five previously undescribed triterpene saponins, billiosides A-E, and a known analogue, were isolated from the seeds of Billia rosea (Planch. & Linden) C. Ulloa & P. Jørg. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of extensive 1D and 2D NMR experiments ((1)H, (13)C, DEPT, COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, HSQC, and HMBC) and mass spectrometry as (3β,21β,22α)-3-[(2-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-O-[α-L-arabinopyranosyl-(1 → 4)]-β-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy]-21-[((2E,6S)-2,6-dimethyl-6-hydroxyocta-2,7-dienoyl)oxy]-22-(acetyloxy)-24-hydroxyolean-12-en-28-oic acid, (3β,21β,22α)-3-[(2-O-β-D-galactopyranosyl-β-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy]-21,22-dihydroxyolean-12-en-28-yl O-α-L-arabinopyranosyl-(1 → 4)-β-D-glucopyranoside, (3β,21β,22α)-3-[(2-O-β-D-galactopyranosyl-O-[α-L-arabinopyranosyl-(1 → 4)]-β-D-xylopyranosyl)oxy]-21,22-dihydroxyolean-12-en-28-yl O-β-D-glucopyranoside, (3β,21β,22α)-3-[(2-O-β-D-galactopyranosyl-O-[α-L-arabinopyranosyl-(1 → 4)]-β-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy]-21,22-dihydroxyolean-12-en-28-yl O-β-D-glucopyranoside, (3β,21β,22α)-3-[(2-O-β-D-galactopyranosyl-O-[α-L-arabinopyranosyl-(1 → 4)]-β-D-glucopyranosyl)oxy]-21,22-dihydroxyolean-12-en-28-yl O-β-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 → 6)-β-D-glucopyranoside, and dipteroside A...
September 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578966/new-findings-on-green-sweet-pepper-capsicum-annum-pectins-rhamnogalacturonan-and-type-i-and-ii-arabinogalactans
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Georgia Erdmann do Nascimento, Marcello Iacomini, Lucimara M C Cordeiro
Polysaccharides were extracted from sweet pepper (Capsicum annum) with hot water and named ANW (9% yield). Starch was precipitated by freeze-thaw treatment, while pectic polysaccharides (8% yield) remained soluble and consisted of GalA (67.0%), Rha (1.6%), Ara (6.4%), Xyl (0.3%), Gal (6.7%) and Glc (4.4%). A highly methoxylated homogalacturonan (HG, degree of methylesterification of 85% and degree of acetylation of 5%), and type I and type II arabinogalactans (AG-I and AG-II) were observed in NMR analyses. These were fractionated with Fehling's solution to give HG (5...
September 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
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