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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497286/the-influence-of-drinking-fluid-on-endurance-cycling-performance-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Justin J Holland, Tina L Skinner, Christopher G Irwin, Michael D Leveritt, Eric D B Goulet
BACKGROUND: Fluid replacement during cycling exercise evolves on a spectrum from simply drinking to thirst to planned structured intake, with both being appropriate recommendations. However, with mixed findings suggesting fluid intake may or may not improve endurance cycling performance (ECP) in a diverse range of trained individuals, there is a clear need for summarised evidence regarding the effect of fluid consumption on ECP. OBJECTIVES: (1) Determine the magnitude of the effect of drinking fluid on performance during cycling exercise tasks of various durations, compared with no drinking; (2) examine the relationship between rates of fluid intake and ECP; and (3) establish fluid intake recommendations based on the observations between rates of fluid intake and ECP...
May 12, 2017: Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490052/effects-of-endogenous-cysteine-proteinases-on-structures-of-collagen-fibres-from-dermis-of-sea-cucumber-stichopus-japonicus
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Yu-Xin Liu, Da-Yong Zhou, Dong-Dong Ma, Zi-Qiang Liu, Yan-Fei Liu, Liang Song, Xiu-Ping Dong, Dong-Mei Li, Bei-Wei Zhu, Kunihiko Konno, Fereidoon Shahidi
Autolysis of sea cucumber, caused by endogenous enzymes, leads to postharvest quality deterioration of sea cucumber. However, the effects of endogenous proteinases on structures of collagen fibres, the major biologically relevant substrates in the body wall of sea cucumber, are less clear. Collagen fibres were prepared from the dermis of sea cucumber (Stichopus japonicus), and the structural consequences of degradation of the collagen fibres caused by endogenous cysteine proteinases (ECP) from Stichopus japonicus were examined...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488260/cessation-of-extracorporeal-photopheresis-in-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction-effects-on-clinical-outcome-in-adults
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Cécile A Robinson, Lars Huber, Christian Murer, Macé Schuurmans, Malcolm Kohler, Günther Hofbauer, Christian Benden
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) has been reported to be safe and the ultimate treatment option in lung transplant recipients with chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD), the main overall cause of mortality in lung transplant recipients. However, ECP is not reimbursed in selected health jurisdictions, and reimbursement by health insurance providers is a major issue. In Switzerland, ECP is not recognised by the health authorities as a therapy option for CLAD; thus by the end of 2014, ECP had to be stopped in the majority of adult lung transplant recipients cared for at the University Hospital Zurich because of lack of continuous funding...
May 10, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472576/ulipristal-acetate-an-update-for-australian-gps
#4
Danielle Mazza
BACKGROUND: In Australia, use and understanding of emergency contraception among women remains relatively low. This is despite the introduction of levonorgestrel emergency contraceptive pills (ECPs) more than a decade ago. In April 2016, a new ECP with the active ingredient ulipristal acetate became available in Australia. OBJECTIVE: The aims of this article are to increase understanding of the recently introduced ulipristal acetate ECP, including its safety profile, effi-cacy and special considerations; dispel common myths and misconceptions about emergency contraception; and to provide guidance on emergency contraceptive management in general practice, considering the recent advances...
2017: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466383/photopheresis-advances-and-use-in-systemic-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Xiaolong Alan Zhou, Jaehyuk Choi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Extracorporeal photochemotherapy (photopheresis, ECP) is a cell-based immunomodulatory treatment that separates leukocytes from peripheral blood, exposes them to a photosensitizing agent followed by ultraviolet A light, and then reinfuses them back into the patient. ECP has been found to be effective for graft versus host disease, transplant rejection, and various autoimmune diseases. The mechanism is not well understood but studies have shown clinical benefit in the treatment of systemic sclerosis (SSc)...
June 2017: Current Rheumatology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459555/ameliorative-effect-of-ecklonia-cava-polyphenol-extract-on-renal-inflammation-associated-with-aberrant-energy-metabolism-and-oxidative-stress-in-high-fat-diet-induced-obese-mice
#6
Hyeyoon Eo, Ji Eun Park, You-Jin Jeon, Yunsook Lim
Immoderate fat accumulation causes both oxidative stress and inflammation, which can induce kidney damage in obesity. Previously, Ecklonia cava has shown anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects. Our group aimed to investigate whether E. cava polyphenol extract (ECPE) improves renal damage in high fat diet (HFD)-induced obese mice through regulation of not only energy metabolism but also oxidative stress and inflammation. After obesity induction by HFD, the mice were treated with different dosages of ECPE (100 or 500 mg/kg/day) by gavage for 12 weeks...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457374/efficacy-of-extracorporeal-photopheresis-in-patients-with-bronchiolitis-obliterans-syndrome-after-lung-transplantation
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Y Pecoraro, C Carillo, D Diso, S Mantovani, G Cimino, T De Giacomo, P Troiani, M Shafii, L Gherzi, D Amore, E A Rendina, F Venuta, M Anile
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation (LT) is only therapeutic option for patients affected by chronic respiratory failure. Chronic rejection, also known as bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome (BOS), is still the main cause of death and the most important factor that influences post-transplantation quality of life. Currently available therapies have not been proven to result in significant benefit in the prevention or treatment of BOS. Extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) seems to reduce the rate of lung function decline in transplant recipients with progressive BOS...
May 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455878/impact-of-plerixafor-mozobil-on-hospital-efficiency-a-single-center-experience
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Nabih Azar, Maya Ouzegdouh, Sylvain Choquet, Véronique Leblond
Plerixafor (Mozobil) in combination with granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) has shown to increase mobilization of peripheral blood stem cells (PBSC) as compared to G-CSF alone in patients undergoing autologous stem cell transplantation (ASCT). However, up to 25% of patients treated with G-CSF alone still fail mobilization. Adding plerixafor to poor mobilizers allows to rescue these patients from mobilization failure and to reduce the number of apheresis sessions. The goal of this retrospective study was to capture the impact of plerixafor on treatment outcome and on apheresis department efficiency...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442697/when-should-we-give-up-filtration-surgery-indications-techniques-and-results-of-cyclodestruction
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Marisse Masis Solano, Guofu Huang, Shan C Lin
PURPOSE: Cyclodestructive procedures are traditionally used in cases of glaucoma that are refractory to medical and surgical therapy. The goal of this chapter is to describe the indications, contraindications, techniques, and pitfalls of cyclodestructive procedures, including transscleral cyclophotocoagulation (TCP), micropulse TCP (MP-TCP), endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP), and ultrasound cilioplasty. METHODS: A literature search for cyclodestructive techniques was performed, and relevant studies were included for evaluation and review...
2017: Developments in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441858/-development-of-an-eosinophilic-bronchitis-mouse-model-and-the-effects-of-eosinophil-activation-on-airway-hyperresponsiveness-in-eosinophilic-bronchitis-mice
#10
L Li, J T Lin
Objective: To develop a mouse model of eosinophilic bronchitis, and explore the effects of eosinophil activation on airway hyperresponsiveness. Methods: A total of 60 female specific pathogen free BALB/c female mice were divided randomly into four groups: polymyxin B group, normal saline group, polymyxin B+ N-methionine leucine phenylalanine (fMLP) group, normal saline+ fMLP group. All the groups were given corresponding nasal drops for 21 days. The former two groups were given 12 μl 0.5% polymyxin B or normal saline once a day by transnasal administration respectively...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431983/comparison-of-extracorporeal-photopheresis-and-alemtuzumab-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-lung-allograft-dysfunction
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Anna Moniodis, Keri Townsend, Alexander Rabin, Obadah Aloum, Jessica Stempel, Patrick Burkett, Phillip Camp, Miguel Divo, Souheil El-Chemaly, Hari Mallidi, Ivan Rosas, Anne Fuhlbrigge, Sophia Koo, Hilary J Goldberg
BACKGROUND: Survival after lung transplantation is limited by chronic lung allograft dysfunction (CLAD). Immunomodulatory therapies such as extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) and alemtuzumab (AL) have been described for refractory CLAD, but comparative outcomes are not well defined. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed spirometric values and clinical outcomes after therapy with ECP, AL, or no treatment (NT) in patients with CLAD who underwent transplant between January 2005 and December 2014...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419561/a-transition-from-using-multi-step-procedures-to-a-fully-integrated-system-for-performing-extracorporeal-photopheresis-a-comparison-of-costs-and-efficiencies
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Nabih Azar, Veronique Leblond, Maya Ouzegdouh, Paul Button
INTRODUCTION: The Pitié Salpêtrière Hospital Hemobiotherapy Department, Paris, France, has been providing extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) since November 2011, and started using the Therakos(®) CELLEX(®) fully integrated system in 2012. This report summarizes our single-center experience of transitioning from the use of multi-step ECP procedures to the fully integrated ECP system, considering the capacity and cost implications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The total number of ECP procedures performed 2011-2015 was derived from department records...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Apheresis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416382/isolation-pathogenicity-and-characterization-of-a-novel-bacterial-pathogen-streptococcus-uberis-from-diseased-mandarin-fish-siniperca-chuatsi
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Xia Luo, Xiaozhe Fu, Guoli Liao, Ouqin Chang, Zhibin Huang, Ningqiu Li
In recent years, mandarin fish had a high mortality rate associated with abnormal swimming, exophthalmia, corneal opacity and eye hemorrhage on a fish farm located at Foshan city, Guangdong province, China. Three isolates of Gram-positive, chain-forming cocci were recovered from moribund fish, and designated as SS131025-1, SS131025-2, and SS131025-3. These isolates were identified as Streptococcus uberis according to their morphologic and physio-biochemical characteristics as well as phylogenetic analysis based on their 16S rRNA and GapC gene sequences...
April 14, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410721/microbypass-stent-implantation-with-cataract-extraction-and-endocyclophotocoagulation-versus-microbypass-stent-with-cataract-extraction-for-glaucoma
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Tanner J Ferguson, Russell Swan, Ramu Sudhagoni, John P Berdahl
PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of combined microbypass stent implantation, cataract extraction, and endocyclophotocoagulation (ECP) with those of implantation of the same microbypass stent with concomitant cataract surgery in patients with open-angle glaucoma (OAG). SETTING: Private Practice, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. DESIGN: Retrospective consecutive case series. METHODS: Patients from January 2015 to August 2016 were included...
March 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407513/effects-of-cyanobacteria-synechocystis-spp-in-the-host-parasite-model-crassostrea-gasar-perkinsus-marinus
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Fernando Ramos Queiroga, Luis Fernando Marques-Santos, Hélène Hégaret, Roberto Sassi, Natanael Dantas Farias, Lucas Nunes Santana, Patricia Mirella da Silva
Perkinsosis is a disease caused by protozoan parasites from the Perkinsus genus. In Brazil, two species, P. beihaiensis and P. marinus, are frequently found infecting native oysters (Crassostrea gasar and C. rhizophorae) from cultured and wild populations in several states of the Northeast region. The impacts of this disease in bivalves from Brazil, as well as the interactions with environmental factors, are poorly studied. In the present work, we evaluated the in vitro effects of the cyanobacteria Synechocystis spp...
June 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407269/clinical-functional-and-inflammatory-characteristics-in-patients-with-paucigranulocytic-stable-asthma-comparison-with-different-sputum-phenotypes
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P Ntontsi, S Loukides, P Bakakos, K Kostikas, G Papatheodorou, E Papathanassiou, G Hillas, N Koulouris, S Papiris, A I Papaioannou
BACKGROUND: According to induced sputum cell count, four different asthma phenotypes have been recognized (eosinophilic, neutrophilic, mixed and paucigranulocytic). The aim of this study was to detect functional and inflammatory characteristics of patients with paucigranulocytic asthma. METHODS: A total of 240 asthmatic patients were categorized into the four phenotypes according to cell counts in induced sputum. All patients underwent pulmonary function tests, and measurement of fraction of exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO)...
April 13, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399677/elevated-serum-levels-of-tnf-%C3%AE-il-8-and-ecp-can-be-involved-in-the-development-and-progression-of-bronchial-asthma
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Xiao-Gang Jiang, Xu-Dong Yang, Zhe Lv, Peng-Hui Zhuang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to explore the value of elevated serum levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), interleukin-8 (IL-8) and eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) in the diagnosis of bronchial asthma (BA). METHODS: Totally 170 patients with BA (case group, 85 patients in acute attack and 85 patients in clinical remission) and 150 healthy individuals (control group). Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curves were calculated for the contents and diagnostic values of serum TNF-α, IL-8, and ECP in BA...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398635/serum-periostin-relates-to-type-2-inflammation-and-lung-function-in-asthma-data-from-the-large-population-based-cohort-swedish-ga-2-len
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Anna James, Christer Janson, Andrei Malinovschi, Cecile Holweg, Kjell Alving, Junya Ono, Shoichiro Ohta, Alexandra Ek, Roelinde Middelveld, Barbro Dahlén, Bertil Forsberg, Kenji Izuhara, Sven-Erik Dahlén
BACKGROUND: Periostin has been suggested as a novel, phenotype-specific biomarker for asthma driven by type-2 inflammation. However, large studies examining relationships between circulating periostin and patient characteristics are lacking and the suitability of periostin as a biomarker in asthma remains unclear. AIM: To examine circulating periostin in healthy controls and subjects with asthma from the general population with different severity and treatment profiles, both with and without chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS), in relation to other biomarkers and clinical characteristics...
April 11, 2017: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396189/external-counterpulsation-increases-beat-to-beat-heart-rate-variability-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
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Li Xiong, Ge Tian, Li Wang, Wenhua Lin, Xiangyan Chen, Thomas Wai Hong Leung, Yannie Oi Yan Soo, Lawrence Ka Sing Wong
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: External counterpulsation (ECP) is a noninvasive method used to augment cerebral perfusion in ischemic stroke. However, the response of beat-to-beat heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with ischemic stroke during ECP remains unknown. METHODS: Forty-eight patients with unilateral ischemic stroke at the subacute stage and 14 healthy controls were recruited. Beat-to-beat heart rate before, during, and after ECP was monitored. The frequency components of HRV were calculated using power spectral analysis...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392150/factual-reflections-and-recommendations-on-extracorporeal-photopheresis-in-pediatrics
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REVIEW
Irena Sniecinski, Jerard Seghatchian
One of the biggest challenges in evaluating available literature on extracorporeal photopheresis (ECP) practices in pediatric patients is the marked heterogeneity of approaches to the patient evaluation, procedural aspects and apheresis product analysis. These issues are most relevant in ECP management in children with graft versus host disease (GVHD) after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. Extracorporeal photopheresis in pediatric patients is considered relatively safe with few adverse effects reported from retrospective or observational studies...
March 22, 2017: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
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