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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551782/mitochondrial-bioenergetics-and-dysfunction-in-failing-heart
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Freya L Sheeran, Salvatore Pepe
Energy insufficiency has been recognized as a key feature of systolic heart failure. Although mitochondria have long been known to sustain myocardial work energy supply, the capacity to therapeutically target mitochondrial bioenergetics dysfunction is hampered by a complex interplay of multiple perturbations that progressively compound causing myocardial failure and collapse. Compared to non-failing human donor hearts, activity rates of complexes I and IV, nicotinamide nucleotide transhydrogenase (NADPH-transhydrogenase, Nnt) and the Krebs cycle enzymes isocitrate dehydrogenase, malate dehydrogenase and aconitase are markedly decreased in end-stage heart failure...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551393/content-specificity-of-attentional-bias-to-threat-in-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
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A Zinchenko, M M Al-Amin, M M Alam, W Mahmud, N Kabir, H M Reza, T H J Burne
BACKGROUND: Attentional bias to affective information and reduced cognitive control may maintain the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and impair cognitive functioning. However, the role of content specificity of affective stimuli (e.g., trauma-related, emotional trauma-unrelated) in the observed attentional bias and cognitive control is less clear, as this has not been tested simultaneously before. Therefore, we examined the content specificity of attentional bias to threat in PTSD...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551062/-alternative-approach-to-autonomic-instability-of-very-severe-tetanus-stellate-ganglion
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Başak Altıparmak, Ali İhsan Uysal, Eylem Yaşar, Semra Demirbilek
Tetanus is an acute and deadly disease caused by Clostridium tetani. A 60-year-old male came to hospital after he injured his thumb with a knife. Ten days later, he returned to hospital with abdominal spasms. He was vaccinated against tetanus and referred to intensive care unit. As he had sudden difficulty in respiration, he was entubated. Midazolam, magnesium and esmolol infusion were started. Next day, muscle spasms progressed all over his body. Midazolam infusion was replaced with propofol and vecuronium...
May 24, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551000/physician-satisfaction-with-transition-from-cpoe-to-paper-based-prescription
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N Griffon, M Schuers, M Joulakian, M Bubenheim, J-P Leroy, S J Darmoni
INTRODUCTION: In January 2015, Rouen University Hospital's information system experienced serious issues. It was necessary to rapidly switch from the computerized provider order entry (CPOE) system towards a paper-based order entry (PBOE) system. This was an opportunity to evaluate prescriber opinion on the two provider order entry (POE) systems. METHODS: All residents were asked to fill an augmented version of the POE satisfaction and usage survey for both POE systems...
July 2017: International Journal of Medical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549723/tracheobronchomalacia
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Abhishek Biswas, Michael A Jantz, P S Sriram, Hiren J Mehta
The term tracheobronchomalacia refers to excessively compliant and collapsible central airways leading to symptoms. Although seen as a coexisting condition with various other pulmonary condition, it may cause symptoms by itself. The condition is often misdiagnosed as asthma, bronchitis or just chronic cough due to a lack of specific pathognomonic history and clinical findings. The investigation revolves around different modes of imaging, lung function testing and usually confirmed by flexible bronchoscopy. The treatment widely varies based on the cause, with most cases treated conservatively with non-invasive ventilation...
May 23, 2017: Disease-a-month: DM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549617/hematopathological-alterations-of-major-tumor-suppressor-cascade-vital-cell-cycle-inhibitors-and-hematopoietic-niche-components-in-experimental-myelodysplasia
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Ritam Chatterjee, Shubhangi Gupta, Sujata Law
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a poorly understood dreadful hematopoietic disorder that involves maturational defect and abnormalities in blood cell production leading to dysplastic changes and peripheral blood pancytopenia. The present work aims in establishing the mechanistic relationship of the expressional alterations of major tumor suppressor cascade, vital cell cycle inhibitors and hematopoietic microenvironmental components with the disease pathophysiologies. The study involves the development of N-N' Ethylnitrosourea (ENU) induced mouse model of MDS, characterization of the disease with blood film and bone marrow smear studies, scanning electron microscopic observation, mitochondrial membrane potential determination, flowcytometric analysis of osteoblastic and vascular niche components along with the expressional study of cleaved caspase-3, PCNA, Chk-2, p53, Ndn, Gfi-1, Tie-2, Sdf-1, Gsk-3β, p18 and Myt-1 in the bone marrow compartment...
May 23, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548870/vacuolar-digestion-of-entire-damaged-chloroplasts-in-arabidopsis-thaliana-is-accomplished-by-chlorophagy
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Masanori Izumi, Sakuya Nakamura
In yeast and mammals, selective vacuolar delivery and degradation of whole mitochondria, or mitophagy, represents an important quality control system and is achieved by a cargo recognition mechanism enabling selective elimination of dysfunctional mitochondria. As photosynthetic organelles that need light for energy production, plant chloroplasts accumulate sunlight-induced damage. Plants have evolved multiple mechanisms to avoid, relieve, or repair chloroplast photodamage. Our recent study showed that vacuolar degradation of entire chloroplasts, termed chlorophagy, is induced to degrade chloroplasts that are collapsed due to photodamage...
May 26, 2017: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547675/complications-following-proximal-femoral-locking-compression-plating-in-unstable-proximal-femur-fractures-medium-term-follow-up
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Sandro Hodel, Frank J P Beeres, Reto Babst, Björn-Christian Link
PURPOSE: To assess the outcome in patients treated with proximal femoral locking compression plate (PF-LCP 4.5/5.0, Synthes(©)) for unstable inter- and subtrochanteric femoral fractures. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 16 patients with proximal femur fractures (AO: 31A2: n = 5/32.3%; 31-A3: n = 10/62.5%; 32B1: n = 1/6.3%) treated with a PF-LCP at a Level 1 trauma centre between 2011 and 2015 was conducted. RESULTS: Sixteen patients were available for follow-up with a mean follow-up time of 14 months (range 4-29)...
May 25, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547381/purinergic-signalling-links-mechanical-breath-profile-and-alveolar-mechanics-with-the-pro-inflammatory-innate-immune-response-causing-ventilation-induced-lung-injury
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REVIEW
Djo Hasan, Paul Blankman, Gary F Nieman
Severe pulmonary infection or vigorous cyclic deformation of the alveolar epithelial type I (AT I) cells by mechanical ventilation leads to massive extracellular ATP release. High levels of extracellular ATP saturate the ATP hydrolysis enzymes CD39 and CD73 resulting in persistent high ATP levels despite the conversion to adenosine. Above a certain level, extracellular ATP molecules act as danger-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) and activate the pro-inflammatory response of the innate immunity through purinergic receptors on the surface of the immune cells...
May 26, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547205/update-on-the-operative-treatment-of-scapholunate-instability-for-radiologists-ii-salvage-procedures-total-wrist-arthrodesis-and-total-wrist-arthroplasty
#10
REVIEW
Kimia Khalatbari Kani, Hyojeong Mulcahy, Jack Porrino, Daluiski Aaron, Felix S Chew
Scapholunate (SL) instability is the most common form of carpal instability. Imaging (especially radiography) plays an important role in the staging, management, and postoperative follow-up of SL instability. In the final stage of SL instability, known as scapholunate advanced collapse, progressive degenerative changes occur at the carpal level. The goals of this article are to review the surgical options available for addressing the different stages of scapholunate advanced collapse, along with an emphasis on normal postoperative imaging and complications associated with each surgical option...
May 26, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545177/mid-term-results-of-oxford-medial-unicompartmental-knee-arthroplasty-in-young-asian-patients-less-than-60-years-of-age-a-minimum-5-year-follow-up
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Yeong-Joon Kim, Bu-Hwan Kim, Seong-Ho Yoo, Suk-Woong Kang, Chang-Hun Kwack, Moo-Ho Song
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) in young active Asian patients by analyzing clinical outcomes, complications and survival rates. Materials and Methods: Eighty-two knees were evaluated with a minimum follow-up of 5 years after Oxford phase 3 UKA in patients less than 60 years of age at the time of surgery. Their mean age was 54.7 years (range, 44 to 59 years). The mean follow-up period was 8...
June 1, 2017: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544363/expression-patterns-of-sterol-transporters-npc1-and-npc2-in-the-cnidarian-dinoflagellate-symbiosis
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Vincent Dani, Fabrice Priouzeau, Marjolijn Mertz, Magali Mondin, Sophie Pagnotta, Sandra Lacas-Gervais, Simon K Davy, Cécile Sabourault
The symbiotic interaction between cnidarians (e.g. corals and sea anemones) and photosynthetic dinoflagellates of the genus Symbiodinium is triggered by both host-symbiont recognition processes and metabolic exchange between the two partners. The molecular communication is crucial for homeostatic regulation of the symbiosis, both under normal conditions and during stresses that further lead to symbiosis collapse. It is therefore important to identify and fully characterize the key players of this intimate interaction at the symbiotic interface...
May 22, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543394/bullous-morphoea-a-retrospective-study
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M Venturi, A L Pinna, L Pilloni, L Atzori, C Ferreli, F Rongioletti
Bullous morphoea is a rare variant of localized scleroderma whose pathogenesis has been widely discussed. We retrospectively reviewed the records of all histopathologically confirmed cases of morphoea followed from 2005 to 2015 at the Dermatology Clinic and Pathology Institute of the University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy. Among 137 patients with morphoea, 2 cases of the bullous variant were identified, which were successfully treated with methotrexate. Thus, the bullous form comprised 1.4% of all cases of morphoea, which is much lower than the 7...
May 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542443/effects-of-pressure-support-and-pressure-controlled-ventilation-on-lung-damage-in-a-model-of-mild-extrapulmonary-acute-lung-injury-with-intra-abdominal-hypertension
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Cintia L Santos, Raquel S Santos, Lillian Moraes, Cynthia S Samary, Nathane S Felix, Johnatas D Silva, Marcelo M Morales, Robert Huhle, Marcelo G Abreu, Alberto Schanaider, Pedro L Silva, Paolo Pelosi, Patricia R M Rocco
Intra-abdominal hypertension (IAH) may co-occur with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), with significant impact on morbidity and mortality. Lung-protective controlled mechanical ventilation with low tidal volume and positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) has been recommended in ARDS. However, mechanical ventilation with spontaneous breathing activity may be beneficial to lung function and reduce lung damage in mild ARDS. We hypothesized that preserving spontaneous breathing activity during pressure support ventilation (PSV) would improve respiratory function and minimize ventilator-induced lung injury (VILI) compared to pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) in mild extrapulmonary acute lung injury (ALI) with IAH...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542219/late-neolithic-phytolith-and-charcoal-records-of-human-activities-and-vegetation-change-in-shijiahe-culture-tanjialing-site-china
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Xiao Hong Zhu, Bing Li, Chun Mei Ma, Cheng Zhu, Li Wu, Hui Liu
There is significant archaeological evidence marking the collapse of the Shijiahe culture in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River in China during the late Neolithic Period. However, the causes for this cultural collapse remain unclear. Our sedimentary records from a 3.3 m long profile and 76 phytolith and charcoal samples from the Tanjialing archaeological sites provide records of interactions between an ancient culture and vegetation change. During the early Shijiahe culture (c, 4850-4400 cal BP), the climate was warm and humid...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542135/furanodienone-induces-g0-g1-arrest-and-causes-apoptosis-via-the-ros-mapks-mediated-caspase-dependent-pathway-in-human-colorectal-cancer-cells-a-study-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Ying Jiang, Xiaoqin Wang, Daode Hu
Furanodienone, a major bioactive constituents of sesquiterpene derived from Rhizoma Curcumae, has been proven to possess the potent anticancer efficacy on human breast cancer cells. Here, we investigated the cytotoxicity of furanodienone on human colorectal carcinoma cell lines in vitro and in vivo, as well as its underlying molecular mechanisms in the induction of apoptosis. In this study, we found that furanodienone significantly inhibited proliferation of RKO and HT-29 cells, induced mitochondrial dysfunction characterized by collapse of mitochondrial transmembrane potential and reduction of ATP level, and promoted the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) that functions upstream of caspase-dependent apoptosis...
May 25, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541897/capacitive-micro-machined-ultrasound-transducers-for-interstitial-high-intensity-ultrasound-therapies
#17
W Apoutou N'Djin, Bjoern Gerold, Jeremy Vion, Michael Canney, An Nguyen-Dinh, Alexandre Carpentier, Jean-Yves Chapelon
Capacitive Micro-machined Ultrasound Transducers (CMUTs) exhibit several potential advantages over conventional piezo technologies for use in therapeutic ultrasound devices, including: ease of miniaturization and integration with electronics, broad bandwidth (>several MHz), and compatibility with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this work, the electro-acoustic performance of CMUTs designed for interstitial high intensity contact ultrasound (HICU) applications was evaluated and the feasibility of generating ultrasound-induced heating and thermal destruction of biological tissues was studied...
May 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541891/critical-closing-pressure-during-controlled-increase-in-intracranial-pressure-comparison-of-three-methods
#18
Katarzyna Kaczmarska, Magdalena Kasprowicz, Agnieszka Uryga, Leanne Calviello, Georgios Varsos, Zofia Czosnyka, Marek Czosnyka
Critical closing pressure (CrCP) is the arterial blood pressure (ABP) threshold, below which small arterial vessels collapse and cerebral blood flow ceases. Here we aim to compare three methods for CrCPestimation in scenario of a controlled increase in intracranial pressure (ICP), induced by infusion tests performed in patients with suspected normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH). METHODS: Computer recordings of directly-measured ICP, ABP and transcranial Doppler cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV), from 37 NPH patients undergoing infusion tests, were retrospectively analyzed...
May 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541037/phase-behavior-of-salt-free-polyelectrolyte-gel-surfactant-systems
#19
Martin Andersson, Per Hansson
Ionic surfactants tend to collapse the outer parts of polyelectrolyte gels, forming shells that can be used to encapsulate other species including protein and peptide drugs. In this paper the aqueous phase behaviour of covalently crosslinked polyacrylate networks containing sodium ions and dodecyltrimethylammonium ions as counterions is investigated by means of swelling isotherms, dye staining, small-angle x-ray scattering and confocal Raman spectroscopy. The equilibrium state is approached by letting the networks absorb pure water...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540902/primary-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-recurring-rapidly-as-collapsing-glomerulopathy-in-a-renal-allograft-recipient
#20
Vinita Agrawal, Narayan Prasad, Pritpal Singh
Recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) develops in about 30%-40% of patients of FSGS undergoing renal transplantation. We report a patient who received a live- related renal transplant for end-stage renal disease due to a primary FSGS (not otherwise specified) in the native kidney and presented with graft dysfunction in the immediate posttransplant period. The first and the second biopsy showed no evidence of rejection or glomerular lesion. A repeat biopsy done on the 30th day revealed recurrent FSGS morphologically presenting as collapsing variant...
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
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