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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792533/efficacy-of-the-resilience-and-adjustment-intervention-after-traumatic-brain-injury-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jeffrey S Kreutzer, Jennifer H Marwitz, Adam P Sima, Ana Mills, Nancy H Hsu, Herman R Lukow
OBJECTIVE: Examine a psychoeducational and skill-building intervention's effectiveness for individuals after traumatic brain injury (TBI), using a two-arm, parallel, randomized, controlled trial with wait-listed control. METHODS: The Resilience and Adjustment Intervention (RAI) targets adjustment challenges and emphasizes education, skill-building and psychological support. Overall, 160 outpatients were randomly assigned to a treatment or wait-list control (WLC) group...
May 24, 2018: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791660/potential-role-of-sorafenib-as-neoadjuvant-therapy-in-unresectable-papillary-thyroid-cancer
#2
Debora L S Danilovic, Gilberto Castro, Felipe S R Roitberg, Felipe A B Vanderlei, Fernanda A Bonani, Ricardo M C Freitas, George B Coura-Filho, Rosalinda Y Camargo, Marco A Kulcsar, Suemi Marui, Ana O Hoff
Total thyroidectomy, radioiodine (RAI) therapy, and TSH suppression are the mainstay treatment for differentiated thyroid carcinomas (DTCs). Treatments for metastatic disease include surgery, external-beam radiotherapy, RAI, and kinase inhibitors for progressive iodine-refractory disease. Unresectable locoregional disease remains a challenge, as standard therapy with RAI becomes unfeasible. We report a case of a young patient who presented with unresectable papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), and treatment with sorafenib allowed total thyroidectomy and RAI therapy...
May 17, 2018: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789975/exploring-potential-applications-of-a-novel-extracellular-polymeric-substance-synthesizing-bacterium-bacillus-licheniformis-isolated-from-gut-contents-of-earthworm-metaphire-posthuma-in-environmental-remediation
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Jayanta Kumar Biswas, Anurupa Banerjee, Mahendra Kumar Rai, Jörg Rinklebe, Sabry M Shaheen, Santosh Kumar Sarkar, Madhab Chandra Dash, Anilava Kaviraj, Uwe Langer, Hocheol Song, Meththika Vithanage, Monojit Mondal, Nabeel Khan Niazi
The aim was to isolate, characterize, and explore potentials of gut bacteria from the earthworm (Metaphire posthuma) and imply these bacteria for remediation of Cu(II) and Zn(II). An extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) producing gut bacteria (Bacillus licheniformis strain KX657843) was isolated and identified based on 16S rRNA sequencing and phylogenetic analysis. The strain showed maximum tolerance of 8 and 6 mM for Cu(II) and Zn(II) respectively. It removed 34.5% of Cu(II) and 54.4% of Zn(II) at 25 mg L-1 after 72 and 96 h incubation respectively...
May 22, 2018: Biodegradation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788838/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-assessment-of-oxygenator-blood-volume-for-the-prediction-of-clot-formation-in-an-ecmo-circuit-theory-and-validation
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Nikolai Krivitski, Gregory Galyanov, Deborah Cooper, Mariam M Said, Oswaldo Rivera, Gerald T Mikesell, Khodayar Rais-Bahrami
INTRODUCTION: Clotting is one of the major causes of mortality and morbidity during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). A large meta-analysis study suggests that 29% of patients require the oxygenator to be replaced during ECMO. As clots usually form in the oxygenator, the oxygenator blood volume (OXBV) decreases over time. The currently used pressure gradient as a predicator of clot formation is unreliable. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to develop and validate ultrasound dilution technology in a quantitative assessment of clotting, using measurements of OXBV...
May 2018: Perfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785478/changing-trend-of-infectious-diseases-in-nepal
#5
Shiba Kumar Rai
Many infectious/communicable diseases (IDs) are endemic in Nepal. Until a decade and half ago, IDs were the major cause of both morbidity and mortality accounting 70% for both. However, as a result of various preventive measures implemented by both the state and non-state actors, the overall IDs have shown a changing (declining) trend. The most impressive decline has been seen in the intestinal helminth infection. Though the overall burden of IDs is decreasing, several newer infectious diseases (emerging infections) namely, dengue fever, scrub typhus, influenza (H5N1 and H1N1), and others are posing a great public health problem...
2018: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785219/assessing-methanogenic-archaeal-community-in-full-scale-anaerobic-sludge-digester-systems-in-dubai-united-arab-emirates
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Munawwar A Khan, Poojabahen G Patel, Arpitha G Ganesh, Naushad Rais, Sultan M Faheem, Shams T Khan
Introduction: Anaerobic digestion for methane production comprises of an exceptionally diverse microbial consortium, a profound understanding about which is still constrained. In this study, the methanogenic archaeal communities in three full-scale anaerobic digesters of a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant were analyzed by Fluorescence in situ hybridization and quantitative real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction (qPCR) technique. Methods & Materials: Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) was performed to detect and quantify the methanogenic Archaea in the sludge samples whereas qPCR was carried out to support the FISH analysis...
2018: Open Microbiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785071/identification-of-cis-regulatory-elements-associated-with-salinity-and-drought-stress-tolerance-in-rice-from-co-expressed-gene-interaction-networks
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Pragya Mishra, Nisha Singh, Ajay Jain, Neha Jain, Vagish Mishra, Pushplatha G, Kiran P Sandhya, Nagendra Kumar Singh, Vandna Rai
Rice, a staple food crop, is often subjected to drought and salinity stresses thereby limiting its yield potential. Since there is a cross talk between these abiotic stresses, identification of common and/or overlapping regulatory elements is pivotal for generating rice cultivars that showed tolerance towards them. Analysis of the gene interaction network (GIN) facilitates identifying the role of individual genes and their interactions with others that constitute important molecular determinants in sensing and signaling cascade governing drought and/or salinity stresses...
2018: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782666/liquid-crystals-with-interfacial-ordering-that-enhances-responsiveness-to-chemical-targets
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Karthik Nayani, Prabin Rai, Nanqi Bao, Huaizhe Yu, Manos Mavrikakis, Robert J Twieg, Nicholas L Abbott
The development of stimuli-responsive materials suitable for use in wearable sensors is a key unresolved challenge. Liquid crystals (LCs) are particularly promising, as they do not require power, are light-weight, and can be tuned to respond to a range of targeted chemical stimuli. Here, an advance is reported in the design of LCs for chemical sensors with the discovery of LCs that assume parallel orientations at free surfaces and yet retain their chemoresponsiveness. The resulting LC-based sensors are more sensitive and exhibit faster responses than previous LC sensor designs...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781127/removal-dynamics-of-autoantibodies-immunoglobulins-and-coagulation-factors-by-selective-plasma-exchange-on-three-consecutive-days
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Satoko Miyamoto, Atsushi Ohkubo, Hiroshi Seshima, Hiroko Yamamoto, Ayako Itagaki, Takuma Maeda, Naoki Kurashima, Takayasu Mori, Soichiro Iimori, Shotaro Naito, Eisei Sohara, Tatemitsu Rai, Shinichi Uchida, Tomokazu Okado
Selective plasma exchange has been shown to be effective in various diseases, but no studies have assessed the benefits of daily treatment. We aimed to investigate the removal dynamics of immunoglobulins, fibrinogen, and factor XIII on three consecutive days in three patients. For mean processed plasma volumes of 1.06 × plasma volume, reductions of 79.6%, 49.3%, and 8.6% were seen for immunoglobulins G, A, and M, respectively. The reductions for fibrinogen and factor XIII were 18.4% and 13.0%, respectively...
May 20, 2018: Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780432/-in-silico-toxicology-comprehensive-benchmarking-of-multi-label-classification-methods-applied-to-chemical-toxicity-data
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REVIEW
Arwa B Raies, Vladimir B Bajic
One goal of toxicity testing, among others, is identifying harmful effects of chemicals. Given the high demand for toxicity tests, it is necessary to conduct these tests for multiple toxicity endpoints for the same compound. Current computational toxicology methods aim at developing models mainly to predict a single toxicity endpoint. When chemicals cause several toxicity effects, one model is generated to predict toxicity for each endpoint, which can be labor and computationally intensive when the number of toxicity endpoints is large...
May 2018: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Computational Molecular Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780385/extracellular-vesicle-an-emerging-mediator-of-intercellular-crosstalk-in-lung-inflammation-and-injury
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REVIEW
Heedoo Lee, Eric Abston, Duo Zhang, Ashish Rai, Yang Jin
Inflammatory lung responses are one of the characterized features in the pathogenesis of many lung diseases, including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Alveolar macrophages (AMs) and alveolar epithelial cells are the first line of host defense and innate immunity. Due to their central roles in both the initiation and resolution of inflammatory lung responses, AMs constantly communicate with other lung cells, including the alveolar epithelial cells...
2018: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779695/successful-treatment-switch-from-lenvatinib-to-sorafenib-in-a-patient-with-radioactive-iodine-refractory-differentiated-thyroid-cancer-intolerant-to-lenvatinib-due-to-severe-proteinuria
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Hideaki Goto, Naomi Kiyota, Naoki Otsuki, Yoshinori Imamura, Naoko Chayahara, Hirotaka Suto, Yoshiaki Nagatani, Masanori Toyoda, Toru Mukohara, Ken-Ichi Nibu, Toshihiko Kasahara, Yasuhiro Ito, Akihiro Miya, Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa, Akira Miyauchi, Hironobu Minami
Sorafenib and lenvatinib showed efficacy for patients with radioactive iodine (RAI)-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) in pivotal phase 3 clinical trials. Although the efficacy of lenvatinib in patients who received previous treatment with multi-target kinase inhibitors (m-TKIs), including sorafenib, was reported, the efficacy of sorafenib in patients who previously received lenvatinib remains unknown. A 75-year-old woman diagnosed as RAI-refractory poorly differentiated carcinoma with multiple lung metastases and started treatment with lenvatinib...
May 17, 2018: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777280/primary-draining-vein-stenting-for-obstructive-total-anomalous-pulmonary-venous-connection-in-neonates-with-right-atrial-isomerism-and-functional-single-ventricle-improves-outcome
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Masataka Kitano, Takaya Hoashi, Takashi Kakuta, Kazuto Fujimoto, Akira Miyake, Ken-Ichi Kurosaki, Hazime Ichikawa, Isao Shiraishi
For neonates with right atrial isomerism (RAI), functional single ventricle (f-SV), and obstructive total anomalous pulmonary venous connection (TAPVC), primary TAPVC repair (TAPVCR) has a poor outcome. At our hospital, the survival rate at 1 year of such neonates undergoing primary TAPVCR between 1999 and 2010 (TAPVCR group) was 30% (3/10). Most deceased cases suffered from capillary leak syndrome and unstable pulmonary resistance after the surgeries. We sought to determine whether less invasive primary draining vein stenting (DVS) improved the outcome of these neonates...
May 18, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776788/next-generation-sequencing-identifies-trpv4-related-skeletal-dysplasia-in-a-boy-with-progressive-bowlegs
#14
Rai-Hseng Hsu, Wuh-Liang Hwu, Ming Chen, I-Fang Chung, Steven Shinn-Forng Peng, Chen-Yang Chen, Wei-Chung Cheng, Yin-Hsiu Chien, Ni-Chung Lee
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 13, 2018: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775510/educational-intervention-on-delirium-assessment-using-confusion-assessment-method-icu-cam-icu-in-a-general-intensive-care-unit
#15
Vimala Ramoo, Harlinna Abu, Vineya Rai, Surindar Kaur Surat Singh, Ayuni Asma' Baharudin, Mahmoud Danaee, Raveena Rajalachimi R Thinagaran
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess intensive care unit nurses' knowledge of intensive care unit delirium and delirium assessment before and after an educational intervention. In addition, nurses' perception on the usefulness of a delirium assessment tool and barriers against delirium assessment were assessed as secondary objectives. BACKGROUND: Early identification of delirium in intensive care units is crucial for patient care. Hence, nurses require adequate knowledge to enable appropriate evaluation of delirium using standardised practice and assessment tools...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773714/the-bendy-basilar-progressive-aneurysm-tilting-and-arterial-deformation-can-be-a-delayed-outcome-after-coiling-of-large-basilar-apex-aneurysms
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Ansaar T Rai, Abdul R Tarabishy, SoHyun Boo, Jeffrey S Carpenter, Sanjay Bhattia
BACKGROUND: Morphological changes in the basilar artery and the artery-aneurysm relationship following coiling of large basilar apex aneurysms may induce morbidity. METHODS: The basilar artery radius-of-curvature was measured along its center line on volumetrically reconstructed images formatted along the plane of curvature. The aneurysm-tilt-angle was measured between the distal basilar and the vertical long axis of the aneurysm. The measurements were compared between small (<10 mm) and large (≥10 mm) aneurysms on baseline and follow-up studies...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773652/stromal-gli-signaling-regulates-the-activity-and-differentiation-of-prostate-stem-and-progenitor-cells
#17
Qianjin Li, Omar A Alsaidan, Sumit Rai, Meng Wu, Huifeng Shen, Zanna Beharry, Luciana L Almada, Martin E Fernandez-Zapico, Lianchun Wang, Houjian Cai
Interactions between cells in the stroma and epithelium facilitate prostate stem cell activity and tissue regeneration capacity. Numerous molecular signal transduction pathways, including the induction of sonic hedgehog (Shh) to activate the Gli transcription factors, are known to mediate the crosstalk of these two cellular compartments. However, the details of how these signaling pathways regulate prostate stem and progenitor cell activity remain elusive. Here we demonstrate that while cell autonomous epithelial Shh-Gli signaling is essential to determine the expression levels of basal cell markers and the renewal potential of epithelial stem and progenitor cells, stromal Gli signaling regulates prostate stem and progenitor cell activity by increasing the number and size of prostate spheroids in vitro...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773403/synthesis-of-chitin-glucan-aldehyde-quercetin-conjugate-and-evaluation-of-anticancer-and-antioxidant-activities
#18
Anu Singh, P K Dutta, Hridyesh Kumar, Amit Kumar Kureel, Ambak Kumar Rai
In the present study, we have synthesized chitin-glucan-aldehyde-quercetin (chi-glu-ald-que) conjugate via condensation reaction. Synthesis of chitin-glucan-aldehyde (chi-glu-ald) complex was facilitated by the oxidation of chitin-glucan (chi-glu) complex. Formation of conjugate was confirmed by Proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1 H NMR) and Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR). Morphological studies showed that after grafting of quercetin, several changes on surface were depicted and a more crystalline nature was observed...
August 1, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772746/design-synthesis-and-biological-evaluation-of-benzimidazole-derived-biocompatible-copper-ii-and-zinc-ii-complexes-as-anticancer-chemotherapeutics
#19
Mohamed F AlAjmi, Afzal Hussain, Md Tabish Rehman, Azmat Ali Khan, Perwez Alam Shaikh, Rais Ahmad Khan
Herein, we have synthesized and characterized a new benzimidazole-derived "BnI" ligand and its copper(II) complex, [Cu(BnI)₂], 1 , and zinc(II) complex, [Zn(BnI)₂], 2 , using elemental analysis and various spectroscopic techniques. Interaction of complexes 1 and 2 with the biomolecules viz. HSA (human serum albumin) and DNA were studied using absorption titration, fluorescence techniques, and in silico molecular docking studies. The results exhibited the significant binding propensity of both complexes 1 and 2 , but complex 1 showed more avid binding to HSA and DNA...
May 16, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772210/in-silico-analysis-seasonal-variation-and-gonadotropic-regulation-of-jag1-and-its-receptor-notch1-in-testis-of-spotted-snakehead-channa-punctatus
#20
Alivia Roy, Reetuparna Basak, Umesh Rai
The present study in seasonally breeding spotted snakehead Channa punctatus, for the first time in nonmammalian vertebrates, demonstrated correlation between reproductive phase-dependent testicular expression of ligand Jag1/receptor Notch1 and spermatogenic events. Testicular transcriptome sequencing data from our earlier study in C. punctatus was used in the present study to select the best transcript for jag1 (cpjag1) and notch1 (cpnotch1). The transcripts cpjag1 and cpnotch1 encoded full-length putative proteins of 1215 (cpJag1) and 2475 (cpNotch1) amino acids, respectively...
May 14, 2018: General and Comparative Endocrinology
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