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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934315/usefulness-of-fecal-calprotectin-for-the-early-prediction-of-short-term-outcomes-of-remission-induction-treatments-in-ulcerative-colitis-in-comparison-with-two-item-patient-reported-outcome
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Takahiko Toyonaga, Taku Kobayashi, Masaru Nakano, Eiko Saito, Satoko Umeda, Shinji Okabayashi, Ryo Ozaki, Toshifumi Hibi
BACKGROUND: Fecal calprotectin (FC) is well accepted as a non-invasive biomarker which objectively reflects colonic inflammation in ulcerative colitis (UC). However, its value as a marker of response during the early phase of remission induction treatment has not been well studied. The aim of this study is to evaluate the significance of FC for predicting the short-term outcomes of remission induction treatment in patients with UC. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted among 31 patients with active UC...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933208/non-st-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes-timing-and-selection-of-early-invasive-management-ecg-monitoring-need-dapt-duration-pathogenesis-of-recurrence-and-beware-of-delirium-in-the-intensive-acute-cardiac-care-unit
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932179/non-invasive-real-time-monitoring-of-yeast-volatilome-by-ptr-tof-ms
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Iuliia Khomenko, Irene Stefanini, Luca Cappellin, Valentina Cappelletti, Pietro Franceschi, Duccio Cavalieri, Tilmann D Märk, Franco Biasioli
INTRODUCTION: Producing a wide range of volatile secondary metabolites Saccharomyces cerevisiae influences wine, beer, and bread sensory quality and hence selection of strains based on their volatilome becomes pivotal. A rapid on-line method for volatilome assessing of strains growing on standard solid media is still missing. OBJECTIVES: Methodologically, the aim of this study was to demonstrate the automatic, real-time, direct, and non-invasive monitoring of yeast volatilome in order to rapidly produce a robust large data set encompassing measurements relative to many strains, replicates and time points...
2017: Metabolomics: Official Journal of the Metabolomic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931297/-intracranial-pressure-evaluation-by-ophthalmologist
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J Čmelo, R Illéš, J Šteňo
The value of ICT is important in diagnosis of the diseases of the eye and orbit Methods for direct measurement of intracranial pressure (ICT) are exact, but they are invasive and there is some risk of infection and damage of the tissue. Currently there are 2 valid indirect methods of mesurement of IKT. Digital Ophthalmodynamometry (D-ODM) and Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TDU). D-ODM is a non-invasive method for measuring of the Pulsating Venous Pressure (VPT). We can measure VPT by the pulse phenomena...
2017: Ceská a Slovenská Oftalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930978/influenza-a-virus-studies-in-a-mouse-model-of-infection
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Laura Rodriguez, Aitor Nogales, Luis Martínez-Sobrido
Influenza viruses cause over 500,000 deaths worldwide(1) and are associated with an annual cost of 12 - 14 billion USD in the United States alone considering direct medical and hospitalization expenses and work absenteeism(2). Animal models are crucial in Influenza A virus (IAV) studies to evaluate viral pathogenesis, host-pathogen interactions, immune responses, and the efficacy of current and/or novel vaccine approaches as well as antivirals. Mice are an advantageous small animal model because their immune system is evolutionarily similar to that found in humans, they are available from commercial vendors as genetically identical subjects, there are multiple strains that can be exploited to evaluate the genetic basis of infections, and they are relatively inexpensive and easy to manipulate...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930892/costs-and-trends-in-utilization-of-low-value-services-among-older-adults-with-commercial-insurance-or-medicare-advantage
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Elizabeth A Carter, Pamela E Morin, Keith D Lind
BACKGROUND: Overutilization of low-value services (unnecessary or minimally beneficial tests or procedures) has been cited as a large contributor to the high costs of health care in the United States. OBJECTIVES: To analyze trends in utilization of low-value services from 2009 to 2014 among commercial and Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollees 50 and older. RESEARCH DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of deidentified claims obtained from the OptumLab Data Warehouse...
September 19, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930572/immune-response-to-systemic-inflammation-in-the-intestinal-microcirculation
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Taylor Thorburn, Maral Aali, Christian Lehmann
Systemic inflammation is characterized by acute or chronic dysregulation of the host immune response. The intestine plays an important role in systemic inflammation. Disturbances in the intestinal microcirculation due to infiltration of immune cells during systemic inflammation can increase bacterial translocation from the gut to the circulation and aggravate the pathological condition. Therefore, the intestinal microcirculation is relevant with respect to two aspects - as pathophysiological trigger and therapeutic target in systemic inflammation...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929957/-serotype-distribution-and-antibiotic-resistance-of-streptococcus-pneumoniae-strains-isolated-from-the-adult-patients-in-a-turkish-%C3%A3-niversity-hospital
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Lütfiye Öksüz, Nezahat Gürler
Infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae are the most important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. S.pneumoniae is the most common cause of community-acquired pneumonia, especially in adults. Invasive pneumococcal disease can usually occur in the elderly, children and immunocompromised individuals. Usage of the vaccines for the protection against S.pneumoniae infections, is an effective method to reduce the burden of disease in both children and adults. Serotypes frequently isolated from purified capsular polysaccharides of S...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928966/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-glaucoma-a-mini-review
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REVIEW
Kelvin H Wan, Christopher K S Leung
The advent of optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) provides a new opportunity to visualize the retinal vasculature in a non-invasive and dye-free manner which may help identify vascular abnormalities in glaucoma. While a reduction in retinal and optic nerve head vessel densities and blood flow indexes measured by OCT-A has been demonstrated in patients with glaucoma in many studies, it is unclear whether OCT-A provides additional information for the detection and monitoring of glaucoma compared with OCT measurements such as retinal nerve fiber layer thickness, neuroretinal rim width, and ganglion cell inner plexiform layer thickness...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928901/systematic-correlation-analyses-of-circulating-tumor-cells-with-clinical-variables-and-tumor-markers-in-lung-cancer-patients
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Xu Wang, Kewei Ma, Zhiguang Yang, Jiuwei Cui, Hua He, Andrew R Hoffman, Ji-Fan Hu, Wei Li
Measurement of circulating tumor cells (CTC) offers promise as a clinical biomarker to monitor disease status, therapeutic response, and progression in cancer patients. However, its clinical value in lung cancer patients has not been fully explored. We systematically evaluate the association of CTCs with clinical variables and tumor markers in a cohort of lung cancer patients. Using the CELLSEARCH System, CTCs were detected in both small cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients prior to therapy...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928899/hyperpolarized-13-c-diffusion-mrs-of-co-polarized-pyruvate-and-fumarate-to-measure-lactate-export-and-necrosis
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Benedikt Feuerecker, Markus Durst, Michael Michalik, Günter Schneider, Dieter Saur, Marion Menzel, Markus Schwaiger, Franz Schilling
Background: Non-invasive tumor characterization and monitoring are among the key goals of medical imaging. Using hyperpolarized (13)C-labelled metabolic probes fast metabolic pathways can be probed in real-time, providing new opportunities for tumor characterization. In this in vitro study, we investigated whether measurement of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) of co-polarized (13)C-labeled pyruvic acid and fumaric acid can non-invasively detect both necrosis and changes in lactate export, which are parameters indicative of tumor aggressiveness...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928632/neurophysiology-of-the-celiac-brain-disentangling-gut-brain-connections
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REVIEW
Manuela Pennisi, Alessia Bramanti, Mariagiovanna Cantone, Giovanni Pennisi, Rita Bella, Giuseppe Lanza
Celiac disease (CD) can be considered a complex multi-organ disorder with highly variable extra-intestinal, including neurological, involvement. Cerebellar ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, seizures, headache, cognitive impairment, and neuropsychiatric diseases are complications frequently reported. These manifestations may be present at the onset of the typical disease or become clinically evident during its course. However, CD subjects with subclinical neurological involvement have also been described, as well as patients with clear central and/or peripheral nervous system and intestinal histopathological disease features in the absence of typical CD manifestations...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927148/association-of-abo-blood-groups-with-von-willebrand-factor-factor-viii-and-adamts-13-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
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Xia Liu, Xiaogang Chen, Jiezuan Yang, Renyong Guo
Coagulative and fibrinolytic disorders appear to be associated with the development of lung cancer. The aim of the present study was to determine plasma levels of von Willebrand factor (VWF) and a disintegrin and metalloproteinase with a thrombospondin type 1 motif 13 (ADAMTS-13), and factor VIII (FVIII) activity, in association with O and non-O blood groups in patients with lung cancer. Plasma levels of VWF and ADAMTS-13, and FVIII activity were measured in 115 patients with lung cancer and 98 healthy subjects...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925890/the-use-of-hemodynamic-and-cerebral-monitoring-to-study-pharmacodynamics-in-neonates
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A Smits, L Thewissen, A Dereymaeker, E Dempsey, A Caicedo, Gunnar Naulaers
BACKGROUND: Drugs acting on the cardiovascular and central nervous system often display relatively fast clinical responses, which may differ in neonates compared to children and adults. Introduction of bedside monitoring tools might be of additional value in the pharmacodynamic (PD) assessment of such drugs in neonates. METHODS: We aim to provide an overview of the frequently used monitoring tools to assess drug effects on the hemodynamic status as well as the cerebral circulation, oxygenation and cerebral metabolism in neonates...
September 18, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925377/applied-upper-airway-resistance-instantly-affects-breath-components-a-unique-insight-into-pulmonary-medicine
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Pritam Sukul, Jochen Schubert, Svend Kamysek, Phillip Trefz, Wolfram Miekisch
Respiratory parameters such as flow or rate have complex effects onto exhalation of volatile substances and can hamper clinical interpretation of breath biomarkers. We investigated effects of progressively applied upper-airway resistances onto exhalation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in healthy humans. We performed real-time mass-spectrometric determination of breath volatiles in 50 subjects with parallel non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring, breath-resolved spirometry and capnometry during controlled tidal breathing (12 breaths/min)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922340/the-impact-of-continuous-non-invasive-arterial-blood-pressure-monitoring-on-blood-pressure-stability-during-general-anaesthesia-in-orthopaedic-patients-a-randomised-trial
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Agnes S Meidert, Johanna S Nold, Roman Hornung, Alexander C Paulus, Bernhard Zwißler, Stephan Czerner
BACKGROUND: In patients undergoing general anaesthesia, intraoperative hypotension occurs frequently and is associated with adverse outcomes such as postoperative acute kidney failure, myocardial infarction or stroke. A history of chronic hypertension renders patients more susceptible to a decrease in blood pressure (BP) after induction of general anaesthesia. As a patient's BP is generally monitored intermittently via an upper arm cuff, there may be a delay in the detection of hypotension by the anaesthetist...
September 15, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921927/fast-and-cost-effective-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-snp-detection-in-the-absence-of-a-reference-genome-using-semi-deep-next-generation-random-amplicon-sequencing-ramseq
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Helmut Bayerl, Robert H S Kraus, Carsten Nowak, Daniel W Foerster, Joerns Fickel, Ralph Kuehn
Biodiversity has suffered a dramatic global decline during the past decades and monitoring tools are urgently needed providing data for the development and evaluation of conservation efforts both on a species and a genetic level. However, in wild species the assessment of genetic diversity is often hampered by the lack of suitable genetic markers. In this article we present Random Amplicon Sequencing (RAMseq), a novel approach for fast and cost-effective detection of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in non-model species by semi-deep sequencing of random amplicons...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921680/measurement-of-urinary-concentrations-of-the-mycotoxins-zearalenone-and-sterigmatocystin-as-biomarkers-of-exposure-in%C3%A2-mares
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M Takagi, S Uno, E Kokushi, F Sato, Mmp Wijayagunawardane, J Fink-Gremmels
Mycotoxins may affect animal health, including reproduction. Little is known about the clinical relevance of exposure of horses to contaminated feed. This study aimed at (i) monitoring the levels of the mycotoxins zearalenone (ZEN), with its metabolites α- and β-zearalenol (α- and β-ZOL), and sterigmatocystin (STC) in urine samples from thoroughbred mares in Japan and (ii) relating these findings to the potential effects on reproductive efficacy of breeding mares. Sixty-three urine samples of breeding mares from 59 breeding farms were used...
September 18, 2017: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Zuchthygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921623/one-step-synthesis-of-18-f-cabozantinib-for-use-in-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-of-c-met
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Vegard Torp Lien, Jo Klaveness, Dag Erlend Olberg
Cabozantinib is an FDA approved kinase inhibitor for the treatment of medullary thyroid cancer and advanced renal cell carcinoma, which exerts its therapeutic effect by inhibiting, among others, the tyrosine kinase c-Met. Non-invasive imaging techniques are becoming increasingly important clinically to ensure drug efficacy, staging, monitoring and patient stratification. PET isotope labelled tyrosine kinase inhibitors have, for the same reason, potential as PET tracers for imaging of various cancers. Based on cabozantinib, we synthesized the novel boronic acid pinacol ester 4 as a labelling precursor, where the boronic ester moiety replaces the fluorine native to this kinase inhibitor...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920579/point-of-care-companion-diagnostic-tests-for-personalizing-psychiatric-medications-fulfilling-an-unmet-clinical-need
#20
Anil S Modak
Over the last decade stable isotope labeled substrates have been used as probes for rapid, point of care, non invasive and user friendly phenotype breath tests to evaluate activity of drug metabolizing enzymes. These diagnostic breath tests can be potentially used as Companion diagnostics (CDx) by physicians to personalize medications especially psychiatric drugs with narrow therapeutic windows, to monitor the progress of disease severity, medication efficacy and to study in vivo the pharmacokinetics of xenobiotics, Several genotype tests have been approved by the FDA over the last 15 years, however, they have not been cleared for use in personalizing medications since they fall woefully short in identifying all non responders to drugs especially for the CYP450 enzymes...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
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