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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630480/pro-invasive-stimuli-and-the-interacting-protein-hsp70-favour-the-route-of-alpha-enolase-to-the-cell-surface
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Giovanni Perconti, Cristina Maranto, Daniele P Romancino, Patrizia Rubino, Salvatore Feo, Antonella Bongiovanni, Agata Giallongo
Cell surface expression of alpha-enolase, a glycolytic enzyme displaying moonlighting activities, has been shown to contribute to the motility and invasiveness of cancer cells through the protein non-enzymatic function of binding plasminogen and enhancing plasmin formation. Although a few recent records indicate the involvement of protein partners in the localization of alpha-enolase to the plasma membrane, the cellular mechanisms underlying surface exposure remain largely elusive. Searching for novel interactors and signalling pathways, we used low-metastatic breast cancer cells, a doxorubicin-resistant counterpart and a non-tumourigenic mammary epithelial cell line...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618930/gallic-acid-against-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-integrated-scheme-of-the-potential-mechanisms-of-action-from-in-vivo-study
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Hadeer A Aglan, Hanaa H Ahmed, Sayed A El-Toumy, Nadia S Mahmoud
The global burden of hepatocellular carcinoma is increasing; actually, it is estimated as 750,000 new cases annually. This study was initiated to emphasize the possibility that gallic acid could alleviate hepatocarcinogenesis in vivo. In this study, 40 rats were enrolled and distributed as follows; group 1 was set as negative control, while all of groups 2, 3, and 4 were orally received N-nitrosodiethylamine for hepatocellular carcinoma induction. Group 2 was left untreated, whereas groups 3 and 4 were orally treated with gallic acid and doxorubicin, respectively...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618806/testing-two-crackle-criteria-using-modified-jet-noise-waveforms
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S Hales Swift, Kent L Gee, Tracianne B Neilsen
The jet sound quality "crackle" has historically been studied and quantified using the statistics of the pressure waveform. Some investigators have suggested crackle, and its associated shock content, may be better quantified using the statistics of the time derivative of the waveform. Modified waveforms are used to evaluate crackle prediction criteria based on the skewness of each variable. The resultant waveforms are provided as direct evidence that the pressure distribution does not directly predict or quantify a crackling sound quality while the statistics of the derivative appear to do so...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618493/simple-wealth-distribution-model-causing-inequality-induced-crisis-without-external-shocks
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Henri Benisty
We address the issue of the dynamics of wealth accumulation and economic crisis triggered by extreme inequality, attempting to stick to most possibly intrinsic assumptions. Our general framework is that of pure or modified multiplicative processes, basically geometric Brownian motions. In contrast with the usual approach of injecting into such stochastic agent models either specific, idiosyncratic internal nonlinear interaction patterns or macroscopic disruptive features, we propose a dynamic inequality model where the attainment of a sizable fraction of the total wealth by very few agents induces a crisis regime with strong intermittency, the explicit coupling between the richest and the rest being a mere normalization mechanism, hence with minimal extrinsic assumptions...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617889/erdheim-chester-disease-presenting-with-histiocytic-colitis-and-cytokine-storm
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George P Christophi, Yeshika Sharma, Quader Farhan, Umang Jain, Ted Walker, Gregory S Sayuc, Deborah C Rubin
BACKGROUND: Non-Langerhans histiocytosis is a group of inflammatory lymphoproliferative disorders originating from non-clonal expansion of hematopoietic stem cells into cytokine-secreting dendritic cells or macrophages. Erdheim-Chester Disease (ECD) is a rare type of non-Langerhans cell histiocytosis characterized by tissue inflammation and injury caused by macrophage infiltration and histologic findings of foamy histiocytes. Often ECD involves the skeleton, retroperitoneum and the orbits...
June 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases: JGLD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599831/alterations-in-cardiac-deformation-timing-of%C3%A2-contraction-and-relaxation-and-early-myocardial-fibrosis-accompany-the-apparent-recovery-of-acute-stress-induced-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-an-end-to-the-concept-of%C3%A2-transience
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Konstantin Schwarz, Trevor Ahearn, Janaki Srinivasan, Christopher J Neil, Caroline Scally, Amelia Rudd, Baljit Jagpal, Michael P Frenneaux, Cristina Pislaru, John D Horowitz, Dana K Dawson
BACKGROUND: Takotsubo syndrome is an increasingly recognized cause of chest pain and occasionally of cardiogenic shock. Despite rapid improvement of the left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction, recent registry data raise concerns about long-term prognosis. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that restoration of normal ejection fraction after acute takotsubo syndrome is not equivalent to full functional recovery. METHODS: Fifty-two patients with takotsubo syndrome (according to the Mayo Clinic criteria plus cardiac magnetic resonance imaging to exclude myocardial infarction) and 44 healthy control subjects of the same age, gender, and cardiovascular comorbidity distribution were prospectively recruited...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591966/-the-value-of-early-diastolic-transmitral-velocity-to-early-mitral-anulus-diastolic-velocity-ratio-for-pulmonary-edema-in-severe-sepsis-patients
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Wan-Hong Yin, Yi Li, Yao Qin, Yan Kang, Ji-Yuan Zhao, Tong-Juan Zou, Zhi-Yun Tang
OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between the value of early diastolic transmitral velocity to early mitral anulus diastolic velocity ratio (E/E')measured by bedside ultrasound and pulmonary edema in severe sepsis (including septic shock) patients. METHODS: Data were obtained from the critical ultrasound database between November 2014 and August 2015. The severe sepsis (including septic shock) patients were eligible, but those with chronic heart disease or acute heart failure were excluded...
July 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581770/collimated-propagation-of-fast-electron-beams-accelerated-by-high-contrast-laser-pulses-in-highly-resistive-shocked-carbon
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X Vaisseau, A Morace, M Touati, M Nakatsutsumi, S D Baton, S Hulin, Ph Nicolaï, R Nuter, D Batani, F N Beg, J Breil, R Fedosejevs, J-L Feugeas, P Forestier-Colleoni, C Fourment, S Fujioka, L Giuffrida, S Kerr, H S McLean, H Sawada, V T Tikhonchuk, J J Santos
Collimated transport of ultrahigh intensity electron current was observed in cold and in laser-shocked vitreous carbon, in agreement with simulation predictions. The fast electron beams were created by coupling high-intensity and high-contrast laser pulses onto copper-coated cones drilled into the carbon samples. The guiding mechanism-observed only for times before the shock breakout at the inner cone tip-is due to self-generated resistive magnetic fields of ∼0.5-1  kT arising from the intense currents of fast electrons in vitreous carbon, by virtue of its specific high resistivity over the range of explored background temperatures...
May 19, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574114/venlafaxine-intoxication-with-development-of-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-successful-use-of-extracorporeal-life-support-intravenous-lipid-emulsion-and-cytosorb%C3%A2
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Ines Schroeder, Michael Zoller, Matthias Angstwurm, Felix Kur, Lorenz Frey
We describe a young patient who ingested 18 g (240 times the daily therapeutic dose) of venlafaxine in a suicide attempt. She developed severe cardiomyopathy in a takotsubo distribution causing cardiogenic shock and multi-organ dysfunction syndrome (MODS). She was successfully treated with intravenous lipid emulsion (ILE), extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and CytoSorb®. This is remarkable as, to the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the highest amount of venlafaxine intake seen in the literature with a nonfatal outcome...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572393/structure-force-balance-and-topology-of-earth-s-magnetopause
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C T Russell, R J Strangeway, C Zhao, B J Anderson, W Baumjohann, K R Bromund, D Fischer, L Kepko, G Le, W Magnes, R Nakamura, F Plaschke, J A Slavin, R B Torbert, T E Moore, W R Paterson, C J Pollock, J L Burch
The magnetopause deflects the solar wind plasma and confines Earth's magnetic field. We combine measurements made by the four spacecraft of the Magnetospheric Multiscale mission to demonstrate how the plasma and magnetic forces at the boundary affect the interaction between the shocked solar wind and Earth's magnetosphere. We compare these forces with the plasma pressure and examine the electron distribution function. We find that the magnetopause has sublayers with thickness comparable to the ion scale. Small pockets of low magnetic field strength, small radius of curvature, and high electric current mark the electron diffusion region...
June 2, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569187/the-effects-of-acute-renal-denervation-on-kidney-perfusion-and-metabolism-in-experimental-septic-shock
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Emiel Hendrik Post, Fuhong Su, Koji Hosokawa, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Antoine Herpain, Jacques Creteur, Daniel De Backer, Jean-Louis Vincent
BACKGROUND: Perfusion deficits likely play an important role in the development of renal dysfunction in sepsis. Renal denervation may improve kidney perfusion and metabolism. METHODS: We randomized 14 female sheep to undergo bilateral surgical renal denervation (n = 7) or sham procedure (n = 7) prior to induction of sepsis. Renal blood flow (RBF) was measured with a pre-calibrated flowprobe. Laser Doppler probes were implanted to measure cortical and medullary perfusion...
May 31, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555619/probing-the-early-stages-of-shock-induced-chondritic-meteorite-formation-at-the-mesoscale
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Michael E Rutherford, David J Chapman, James G Derrick, Jack R W Patten, Philip A Bland, Alexander Rack, Gareth S Collins, Daniel E Eakins
Chondritic meteorites are fragments of asteroids, the building blocks of planets, that retain a record of primordial processes. Important in their early evolution was impact-driven lithification, where a porous mixture of millimetre-scale chondrule inclusions and sub-micrometre dust was compacted into rock. In this Article, the shock compression of analogue precursor chondrite material was probed using state of the art dynamic X-ray radiography. Spatially-resolved shock and particle velocities, and shock front thicknesses were extracted directly from the radiographs, representing a greatly enhanced scope of data than could be measured in surface-based studies...
May 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554770/the-actin-binding-cytoskeletal-protein-moesin-is-involved-in-nuclear-mrna-export
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Ildikó Kristó, Csaba Bajusz, Barbara N Borsos, Tibor Pankotai, Joseph Dopie, Ferenc Jankovics, Maria K Vartiainen, Miklós Erdélyi, Péter Vilmos
Current models imply that the evolutionarily conserved, actin-binding Ezrin-Radixin-Moesin (ERM) proteins perform their activities at the plasma membrane by anchoring membrane proteins to the cortical actin network. Here we show that beside its cytoplasmic functions, the single ERM protein of Drosophila, Moesin, has a novel role in the nucleus. The activation of transcription by heat shock or hormonal treatment increases the amount of nuclear Moesin, indicating biological function for the protein in the nucleus...
May 26, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554095/the-association-between-red-cell-distribution-width-and-poor-outcomes-in-hospitalized-patients-with-influenza
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Guy Topaz, Yona Kitay-Cohen, Lee Peled, Wesal Gharra, Keren Kaminer, Mayan Eitan, Lamis Mahamid, Lotan Shilo
PURPOSE: To examine an association between red blood cell distribution width (RDW) and the prognosis of influenza patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of patients hospitalized with influenza during 2012-2015 in the internal medicine wards of one medical center. RDW measurements during hospitalization were analyzed. Primary outcome was complicated hospitalization (defined as at least one of: length of stay ≥7days, need for mechanical ventilation, septic shock, transfer to intensive-care, or 30-day mortality)...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546028/evaluation-and-control-of-microbial-and-chemical-contamination-in-dialysis-water-plants-of-italian-nephrology-wards
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Michele Totaro, Beatrice Casini, Paola Valentini, Mario Miccoli, Serena Giorgi, Andrea Porretta, Gaetano Privitera, Pier Luigi Lopalco, Angelo Baggiani
BACKGROUND: Patients receiving haemodialysis are exposed to a large volume of dialysis fluid. The Italian Society of Nephrology (ISN) published guidelines and microbial quality standards on dialysis water (DW) and solutions to ensure patient safety. AIM: Aim of the study was to identify microbial and chemical hazards and to evaluate disinfection treatments quality in DW plants. METHODS: In the years 2015 and 2016 water networks and DW plants (closed loop and online monitors) of nine dialysis wards of Italian hospitals, hosting 162 dialysis beds overall, were sampled on a monthly basis to determine the parameters provided by ISN guidelines...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541755/epinephrine-but-not-vasopressin-attenuates-the-airway-response-to-anaphylactic-shock-in-rats
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Feng Zheng, Ruxandra Copotoiu, Charles Tacquard, Bruno Demoulin, Jean Marc Malinovsky, Bruno Levy, Dan Longrois, Grégoire Barthel, Paul Michel Mertes, François Marchal, Silvia Demoulin-Alexikova, Olivier Collange
PURPOSE: The two life-threatening signs of anaphylactic shock (AS) are severe arterial hypotension and bronchospasm. Guidelines recommend epinephrine as first-line treatment. Arginine vasopressin (AVP) has been proposed as an alternative if epinephrine does not correct arterial hypotension. These two drugs may have beneficial, neutral or deleterious effects on airflow either directly or by modifying factors that regulate vasodilatation and/or edema in the bronchial wall. AIM OF THE STUDY: To compare the effects of epinephrine and AVP on airflow and airway leakage in a rat model of AS...
April 2017: Experimental Lung Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538846/-clinical-and-microbiological-study-of-catheter-associated-urinary-tract-infections-in-internal-medicine-services-of-a-venezuelan-university-hospital
#17
Pedro Quijada-Martínez, Ana Flores-Carrero, Indira Labrador, María Araque
Objectives: To determine the clinical and microbiological characteristics of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CA-UTI) in patients admitted to the Internal Medicine services of the Hospital Universitario de Los Andes (HULA), Mérida, Venezuela and to establish the clonal distribution of multi-resistant Enterobacteriaceae that produce this infection. Materials and Methods: Seventy-three adult patients with bladder catheterization were studied between January and July 2015...
January 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535598/antarctic-seals-molecular-biomarkers-as-indicators-for-pollutant-exposure-health-effects-and-diet
#18
K Lehnert, L Weirup, K C Harding, T Härkönen, O Karlsson, J Teilmann
Weddell (Leptonychotes weddellii), Ross (Ommatophoca rossii) and crabeater seals (Lobodon carcinophaga) are phocid seals with a circumpolar distribution around Antarctica. As long-lived and large top predators, they bioaccumulate contaminants and are considered as sentinels of ecosystem health. Antarctic seals are increasingly exposed to climate change, pollution, shipping and fisheries. To reveal and understand possible anthropogenic impacts on their immune and health status, this study investigates sensitive biomarkers of the xenobiotic metabolism and immune system in relation to mercury (Hg) burden...
December 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520696/an-ovine-model-of-hyperdynamic-endotoxemia-and-vital-organ-metabolism
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Liam Byrne, Nchafatso G Obonyo, Sara Diab, Kimble Dunster, Margaret Passmore, Ai Ching Boon, Louise See Hoe, Karen Hay, Frank Van Haren, John-Paul Tung, Louise Cullen, Kiran Shekar, Kathryn Maitland, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Animal models of endotoxemia are frequently used to understand the pathophysiology of sepsis and test new therapies. However, important differences exist between commonly used experimental models of endotoxemia and clinical sepsis. Animal models of endotoxemia frequently produce hypodynamic shock in contrast to clinical hyperdynamic shock. This difference may exaggerate the importance of hypoperfusion as a causative factor in organ dysfunction. This study sought to develop an ovine model of hyperdynamic endotoxemia and assess if there is evidence of impaired oxidative metabolism in the vital organs...
May 17, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515606/gender-based-assessment-of-survival-in-trauma-hemorrhagic-shock-a-retrospective-analysis-of-indian-population
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Pankaj Verma, Sanjeev Bhoi, Upendra Baitha, Tej Prakash Sinha, Prakash Ranjan Mishra
INTRODUCTION: Trauma-hemorrhagic shock (THS) is a leading cause of death. Female rats and women experience better outcomes in terms of survival after major trauma as compared to males. There are limited data in Indian population. Authors studied the gender-based outcome of patients with Class IV hemorrhagic shock due to blunt trauma and the distribution of factors among males and females which are known to affect outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a retrospective study with data of trauma victims between January 2008 and July 2013...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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