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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793097/quantitative-assessment-of-placental-perfusion-by-three-dimensional-power-doppler-ultrasound-for-twins-with-selective-intrauterine-growth-restriction-in-one-twin
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Wei Sun, Jingyi Liu, Ying Zhang, Ailu Cai, Zeyu Yang, Yili Zhao, Yu Wang, Zhe Cao, Qiuju Wei
OBJECTIVE: We quantitatively assessed placental perfusion using three-dimensional (3D) power Doppler ultrasound for twins with selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR) in one twin. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cross-sectional study was performed for 104 normal monochorionic diamniotic twins and 30 twins with sIUGR. Twins with sIUGR were divided into two groups: in group I (19 twins), both fetuses had continuous forward end-diastolic blood flow in the umbilical artery; in group II (11 twins), the smaller fetus had a loss or a reverse end-diastolic blood flow in the umbilical artery, but the larger fetus had continuous forward end-diastolic blood flow...
May 17, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792953/protective-effect-of-s-nitrosoglutathione-administration-against-hyperglycemia-induced-disruption-of-blood-brain-barrier-is-mediated-by-alterations-in-tight-junction-proteins-and-cell-adhesion-molecules
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Aanchal Aggarwal, Inderjit Singh, Rajat Sandhir
Diabetes is associated with increased blood brain barrier (BBB) permeability resulting in neurological deficits. The present study investigated the role of S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO) on tight junction proteins and cell adhesion molecules in streptozotocin-induced diabetic mice. Diabetes was induced by intraperitoneal injection of streptozotocin (40 mg/kg body weight) for 5 days in mice. GSNO was administered daily (100 μg/kg body weight, orally) for 8 weeks after the induction of diabetes. A significant decline was observed in the cognitive ability of diabetic animals assessed using radial arm maze test...
May 21, 2018: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792721/-use-of-viscoelastic-methods-in-surgery
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D Šmíd, J Zatloukal, T Kural, J Fichtl, V Opatrný, J Moláček
INTRODUCTION: Major liver resections are associated with high morbidity and mortality. The main causes of this fact include a significant blood loss which may be associated with this surgical procedure. Hemocoagulation disorder, diagnosed by standard laboratory tests, is very frequent in the postoperative period and often requires the administration of blood derivatives. Several recent studies, however, have questioned the presence of such coagulopathy when viscoelastic methods are used to assess the coagulation process...
2018: Rozhledy V Chirurgii: Měsíčník Československé Chirurgické Společnosti
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792203/short-term-outcomes-of-robot-assisted-minimally-invasive-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-a-propensity-score-matched-analysis
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Haiqi He, Qifei Wu, Zhe Wang, Yong Zhang, Nanzheng Chen, Junke Fu, Guangjian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive esophagectomy (MIE) was shown to be effective in reducing the morbidity and was adopted increasingly. The robot-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (RAMIE) remains in the initial stage of application. This study evaluated its safety and feasibility by comparing short-term outcomes of RAMIE and video-assisted minimally invasive esophagectomy (VAMIE). METHODS: Between March 2016 and December 2017, 115 consecutive patients underwent RAMIE or VAMIE at our institute...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792183/estimated-intraoperative-blood-loss-correlates-with-postoperative-cardiopulmonary-complications-and-length-of-stay-in-patients-undergoing-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lung-cancer-lobectomy-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Shuangjiang Li, Kun Zhou, Yutian Lai, Cheng Shen, Yanming Wu, Guowei Che
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to estimate the influence of estimated intraoperative blood loss (EIBL) on postoperative cardiopulmonary complications (PCCs) in patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy for non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: We conducted a single-center retrospective analysis on the clinical data of consecutive patients in our institution between April 2015 and February 2016. Demographic differences between PCC group and non-PCC group were initially assessed...
May 23, 2018: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791925/patient-specific-instrumentation-affects-perioperative-blood-loss-in-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Davide Cucchi, Alessandra Menon, Beatrice Zanini, Riccardo Compagnoni, Paolo Ferrua, Pietro Randelli
Patient-specific instrumentation (PSI) may contribute to reduced blood loss related to total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study was to compare the estimated hemoglobin (Hb) and red blood cell volume (RBC) losses in two groups of patients undergoing TKA with PSI and conventional instrumentation. Pre- and postoperative blood samples were collected from 22 patients randomly assigned to receive a PSI-assisted or conventional TKA. Post- to preoperative Hb difference was calculated and RBC loss was estimated according to Sehat et al...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Knee Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791909/iodine-induced-fetal-hypothyroidism-diagnosis-and-treatment-with-intra-amniotic-levothyroxine
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Macy T Hardley, Andrew H Chon, Jorge Mestman, Caroline T Nguyen, Mitchell E Geffner, Ramen H Chmait
BACKGROUND: Iodine is necessary for fetal thyroid development. Excess maternal intake of iodine can cause fetal hypothyroidism due to the inability to escape from the Wolff-Chaikoff effect in utero. CASE REPORT: We report a case of fetal hypothyroid goiter secondary to inadvertent excess maternal iodine ingestion from infertility supplements. The fetus was successfully treated with intra-amniotic levothyroxine injections. Serial fetal blood sampling confirmed fetal escape from the Wolff-Chaikoff effect in the mid third trimester...
May 23, 2018: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791712/surgical-management-after-hysteroscopic-sterilization-minimally-invasive-approach-incorporating-intraoperative-fluoroscopy-for-symptomatic-patients-with-2-essure%C3%A2-devices
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E Scott Sills, Natalie S Rickers, Xiang Li
OBJECTIVE: To describe a non-hysterectomy surgical technique for symptomatic patients with >2 Essure® (Bayer Healthcare, Whippany, New Jersey) devices. DESIGN: Patients (n=4) presented with sharp pelvic pain, irregular vaginal bleeding, dyspareunia, weight gain, hair loss, fatigue, and/or diffuse skin rash, all of which were absent before undergoing hysteroscopic sterilization (HS). Hysterosalpingogram obtained before surgical excision of contraceptive tubal implants confirmed more than two Essure® devices in all patients...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791594/low-protein-diet-does-not-alter-reproductive-biochemical-and-hematological-parameters-in-pregnant-wistar-rats
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M A V Barros, E B Andrade, R G N Barros, I K M Costa, I C L Costa, G F A Vitorino, J J C Andrade, K M Paulino-Silva, V O Nogueira, J L de Brito Alves, J H Costa-Silva
The aim of this study was to investigate the reproductive, biochemical, and hematological outcomes of pregnant rats exposed to protein restriction. Wistar rat dams were fed a control normal-protein (NP, 17% protein, n=8) or a low-protein (LP, 8% protein, n=14) diet from the 1st to the 20th day of pregnancy. On the 20th day, the clinical signs of toxicity were evaluated. The pregnant rats were then anesthetized and blood samples were collected for biochemical-hematological analyses, and laparotomy was performed to evaluate reproductive parameters...
2018: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791205/physiologic-hyperinsulinemia-caused-by-acute-hyperglycemia-minimizes-renal-sodium-loss-by-direct-action-on-the-kidney
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Debra L Irsik, Michael W Brands
This study used acute, renal-artery insulin infusion in conscious rats to test the hypothesis that hyperinsulinemia attenuates glucose-induced natriuresis by a direct renal mechanism. We reported previously that hyperinsulinemia was required to prevent ad libitum eating or an acute glucose bolus from causing excessive renal sodium loss. Rats were instrumented with renal artery, aortic, and femoral vein catheters and DSI blood pressure telemeters and were housed in metabolic cages. Insulin was clamped chronically at normal levels in two groups (irV and irI) by administering streptozotocin and then infusing insulin iv...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790825/epidemiological-and-clinical-features-of-visceral-leishmaniasis-in-children-in-alicante-province-spain
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Jose M Ramos, Agustin Clavijo, Luis Moral, Cesar Gavilan, Tatiana Salvador, Javier González de Dios
Background Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is endemic to the Mediterranean basin. In children, VL often presents with non-specific symptoms and can be life-threatening without proper treatment. Aim To describe the epidemiological and clinical features of pediatric VL in children in Alicante, Spain. Methods The study included all paediatric (<15 years) cases admitted to three hospitals in the province of Alicante from May 1992 to May 2015 with diagnosis of VL (detection was either by anti-Leishmania antibodies in serology or Leishmania in blood and/or bone marrow aspirates)...
May 23, 2018: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790808/comparison-of-time-to-engraftment-between-autologous-patients-receiving-washed-versus-non-washed-cryopreserved-peripheral-blood-stem-cell-products
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Ronit Reich-Slotky, Sarah S Makhani, Ljiljana V Vasovic, Roger N Pearse, Adriana Rossi, Adrianne Philips, Melissa M Cushing, Amrita D Singh, Koen van-Besien
Washing cryopreserved peripheral blood stem cell (PBSC) products can decrease infusion-related adverse reactions but can also result in cell loss and reduced cell viability. To assess the risk and benefit of washing products, we compared the time to neutrophil and platelet engraftment between autologous patients that received washed products (n = 201) and non-washed products (n = 89). The effect of the other variables, including age, gender, diagnosis, transplant dose, method of stem cell mobilization, and growth factor support regimen post-transplant, was assessed...
May 23, 2018: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790789/assessment-of-the-association-between-the-frequency-of-micronucleus-and-p-16ink4a-ki-67-co-expression-in-patients-with-cervical-intraepithelial-lesions
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G Gashi, V Mahovlić, E Bahtiri, F Kurshumliu, A Podrimaj-Bytyqi, I R Elezaj
Human papilloma virus (HPV) infection is the main etiological factor for cervical intraepithelial lesions (CIN). An important characteristic of this process is the loss of genome stability. Therefore, it is imperative to use biomarkers of DNA damage caused by genomic instability to identify high risk individuals. We investigated the frequency of micronuclei (MN) in peripheral blood lymphocytes (PBL) of 20 patients, diagnosed as histologically CIN 1 and 10 healthy controls. We also examined the frequency of other nuclear anomalies including nucleoplasmic bridges (NPBs) and nuclear buds (NBUDs) in PBL of patients with CIN 1 and healthy controls, and evaluated the benefits of p16INK4a and Ki-67 (p16INK4a /Ki-67) immunohistochemical double staining for identifying cervical squamous cells that express HPV E6/E7 oncogenes...
May 23, 2018: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790726/minimally-invasive-approaches-to-craniosynostosis
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Arjun V Pendharkar, Maryam N Shahin, Claudio Cavallo, Xiaochun Zhao, Allen L Ho, Eric S Sussman, Gerald A Grant
Craniosynostosis (CS) is defined as the premature fusion of one or more calvarial sutures. This carries several consequences, including abnormal/asymmetric cranial vault development, increased intracranial pressure, compromised neurocognitive development, and craniofacial deformity. Definitive management is surgical with the goal of protecting cerebral development by re-establishing normal cranial vault expansion and correcting cosmetic deformity. In today's practice, CS surgery has advanced radically from simple craniectomies to major cranial vault reconstructive (CVR) procedures...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790662/pathogenic-characterization-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-of-indian-origin-in-experimentally-infected-piglets
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D Senthilkumar, K Rajukumar, A Sen, M Kumar, D Shrivastava, S Kalaiyarasu, S Gautam, F Singh, D D Kulkarni, V P Singh
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) is an economically important transboundary viral disease of pigs confronting the swine industry worldwide. This study was aimed to assess the pathogenic potential of PRRS virus belonging to genotype 2 that emerged in India in 2013. Nine 6-week-old piglets were inoculated intranasally with 2 × 105.75  TCID50 /ml of PRRSV (Ind-297221/2013). Three piglets were kept as uninfected controls. Blood and nasal swabs were collected daily up to 7 days post-infection (dpi) and on alternate days subsequently...
May 23, 2018: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790267/systematic-review-of-platelet-rich-plasma-prp-preparation-and-composition-for-the-treatment-of-androgenetic-alopecia
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MaryJo E Kramer, Terrence C Keaney
BACKGROUND: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections have gained popularity in dermatology practice as a treatment for hair loss. As an autologous blood product, PRP is categorized as a minimally manipulated tissue by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and thus evades extensive regulation. As a result, there is a lack of standardization of its preparation and final composition. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to provide a systematic review of the various PRP preparation protocols and PRP compositions utilized in clinical trials for the treatment of hair loss...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789652/small-hypoxia-primed-mesenchymal-stem-cells-attenuate-graft-versus-host-disease
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YongHwan Kim, Hye Jin Jin, Jinbeom Heo, Hyein Ju, Hye-Yeon Lee, Sujin Kim, Seungun Lee, Jisun Lim, Sang Young Jeong, JiHye Kwon, Miyeon Kim, Soo Jin Choi, Wonil Oh, Yoon Sun Yang, Hyun Ho Hwang, Hwan Yeul Yu, Chae-Min Ryu, Hong Bae Jeon, Dong-Myung Shin
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are of particular interest for the treatment of immune-related diseases due to their immunosuppressive capacity. Here, we show that Small MSCs primed with Hypoxia and Calcium ions (SHC-MSCs) exhibit enhanced stemness and immunomodulatory functions for treating allogeneic conflicts. Compared with naïve cultured human umbilical cord blood-derived MSCs, SHC-MSCs were resistant to passage-dependent senescence mediated via the monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 and p53/p21 cascade and secreted large amounts of pro-angiogenic and immunomodulatory factors, resulting in suppression of T-cell proliferation...
May 22, 2018: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789237/predictors-of-biochemical-recurrence-after-radical-prostatectomy-in-an-afro-caribbean-population-in-guadeloupe-french-west-indies
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L Brureau, E Emeville, L Multigner, P Blanchet
PURPOSE: Few studies have investigated predictive risk factors of biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP) in other than Caucasian and Asian populations. We aimed to identify pre- and post-operative predictors of BCR after RP in an Afro-Caribbean population in Guadeloupe (French West Indies). PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 964 patients who underwent RP for clinically localized prostate cancer between April 1, 2000 and December 31, 2010 in the University Hospital of Guadeloupe...
May 20, 2018: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789000/spontaneous-splenic-rupture-complicating-primary-varicella-zoster-infection-a-case-report
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Aarthy Uthayakumar, David Harrington
BACKGROUND: Primary varicella zoster virus (VZV) infection is a common illness, predominantly affecting children. Its course is typically benign, although severe complications have been described. Splenic rupture is an extremely rare and potentially fatal complication of primary VZV infection, with only a handful of cases reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: A 32-year-old Romanian man with no significant past medical history, presented with a 2 day history of sudden onset, worsening generalised abdominal pain and a 1 day history of vomiting...
May 22, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788356/return-to-duty-rates-following-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-performed-on-active-duty-military-patients-in-an-ambulatory-surgery-center
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Elder Granger, Stefan Prada, Zoltan Bereczki, Michael Weiss, Chip Wade, Reginald Davis
Background: Low back pain is a primary health care utilization driver in the US population. Health care evaluation visits for low back pain are as common as medical evaluation for the common cold. Low back pain is the most common reason for reductions in activities of daily living and work activity in the general population. Although these statistics are compelling, in the military population, there is arguably a significantly greater economic impact on the military population, as the cost to train, retain, and deploy a service member is a tremendous cost...
May 21, 2018: Military Medicine
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