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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227134/cardiovascular-interactions-assessed-via-conditional-joint-transfer-entropy-in-patients-developing-atrial-fibrillation-after-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
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Vlasta Bari, Marco Ranucci, Andrea Marchi, Beatrice De Maria, Valeria Pistuddi, Alberto Porta, Vlasta Bari, Marco Ranucci, Andrea Marchi, Beatrice De Maria, Valeria Pistuddi, Alberto Porta, Vlasta Bari, Andrea Marchi, Alberto Porta, Valeria Pistuddi, Beatrice De Maria, Marco Ranucci
Assigned the universe of knowledge Ω as composed by one target and two exogenous signals, the conditional joint transfer entropy (CJTE), assessing the amount of information jointly transferred from the two sources to the target that can be uniquely linked to one of the two sources, was found useful to study cardiovascular control. We propose the assessment of CJTE from systolic arterial pressure (SAP) and respiration (R) to heart period (HP) conditioned on R (CJTESAP, R→HP|R) along the baroreflex, and from HP and R to SAP conditioned on R (CJTEHP, R→SAP|R) along the feedforward mechanical pathway, in 134 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft surgery before (PRE) and after (POST) the induction of general anesthesia...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224299/clinical-impact-of-sarcopenia-and-relevance-of-nutritional-intake-in-patients-before-and-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Shouichi Tanaka, Osamu Imataki, Atsuo Kitaoka, Shuji Fujioka, Etsuyo Hanabusa, Yumiko Ohbayashi, Makiko Uemura, Nobuo Arima, Tetsuji Yamamoto
PURPOSE: We conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the effect of rehabilitation on minimizing sarcopenia during hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) therapy. METHODS: We developed a protocol to test for retention of physical function during HSCT. Muscle strength, muscle circumference, and muscle function before and after HSCT were measured. Consecutive patients with hematological malignancies who underwent HSCT treatment were recruited in this research...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219225/-effect-of-nccn-2015-risk-stratification-on-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Y Lu, T Wu, Y L Zhao, X Y Cao, D Y Liu, J P Zhang, M Xiong, J R Zhou, R J Sun, Z J Wei, H Wang, H X Liu, T Wang, C R Tong, S Q Ji, D P Lu
Objective: To analyze the effect of NCCN (2015) risk stratification on prognosis of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) . Methods: Retrospective analysis of 258 patients with AML in CR (186 cases in CR(1), 72 cases in CR(2)) who underwent allogeneic HSCT in our hospital between April 2012 and March 2015 according to NCCN (2015) risk stratification. Of them, 63 cases were classified as low risk, 112 cases intermediate risk and 83 cases high risk...
January 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216694/analytical-methods-for-determining-third-and-fourth-generation-fluoroquinolones-a-review
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REVIEW
Andrzej Czyrski
ABSTRACT: Fluoroquinolones of the third and fourth generation posses wide bactericidal activity. Monitoring concentrations of antibacterial agents provides effective therapy and prevents the increase of bacterial resistance to antibiotics. The pharmacodynamic parameters that best describe fluoroquinalone activity are AUC/MIC and Cmax/MIC. Determining the level of this type of drug is essential to reach the effective concentration that inhibits the growth of bacteria. Determining the pharmaceutical formulation confirms the purity of a substance...
2017: Chromatographia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216316/local-spinal-cord-circuits-and-bilateral-mauthner-cell-activity-function-together-to-drive-alternative-startle-behaviors
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Yen-Chyi Liu, Melina E Hale
The reticulospinal Mauthner cells (M-cells) of the startle circuit have been considered to be dedicated to one basic motor output and the C-type startle response in fish. The neural circuit underlying the C-start, a startle behavior in which the fish forms a "C"-shaped body bend has been described in depth in goldfish and zebrafish [1, 2] and is thought to occur in other species [3, 4]. However, previous research has shown that some species can perform a second type of startle called the S-start [5-7]. This startle response, in which the first movement creates an "S"-shaped body bend achieved with regional muscle activity on left and right sides, cannot be explained by M-cell circuit models...
February 9, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214874/heat-acclimation-regulates-the-autophagy-lysosome-function-to-protect-against-heat-stroke-induced-brain-injury-in-mice
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Junfeng Yi, Genlin He, Ju Yang, Zhen Luo, Xuesen Yang, Xue Luo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The mechanisms underlying the protective role of heat acclimation (HA) in heat stroke (HS)-induced brain injury are still unclear. The autophagy-lysosome pathway is known to pay an important role in protecting stressed or diseased cells from death. Nevertheless, whether autophagy and lysosomes are involved in HA-mediated neuroprotection following HS exposure remains unclear. METHODS: The protective effects of HA were assessed by rectal temperature, hematoxylin-eosin staining, transmission electron microscopic analysis, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick end-labeling staining, and Fluoro Jade B staining, after mice were subjected to HS...
January 18, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196691/healing-of-a-large-long-bone-defect-through-serum-free-in%C3%A2-vitro-priming-of%C3%A2-human-periosteum-derived-cells
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Johanna Bolander, Wei Ji, Jeroen Leijten, Liliana Moreira Teixeira, Veerle Bloemen, Dennis Lambrechts, Malay Chaklader, Frank P Luyten
Clinical translation of cell-based strategies for regenerative medicine demands predictable in vivo performance where the use of sera during in vitro preparation inherently limits the efficacy and reproducibility. Here, we present a bioinspired approach by serum-free pre-conditioning of human periosteum-derived cells, followed by their assembly into microaggregates simultaneously primed with bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2). Pre-conditioning resulted in a more potent progenitor cell population, while aggregation induced osteochondrogenic differentiation, further enhanced by BMP-2 stimulation...
February 7, 2017: Stem Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187947/partial-restoration-of-cftr-function-in-cftr-null-mice-following-targeted-cell-replacement-therapy
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Pascal Duchesneau, Rickvinder Besla, Mathieu F Derouet, Li Guo, Golnaz Karoubi, Amanda Silberberg, Amy P Wong, Thomas K Waddell
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a fatal recessive genetic disorder caused by a mutation in the gene encoding CF transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein. Alteration in CFTR leads to thick airway mucus and bacterial infection. Cell therapy has been proposed for CFTR restoration, but efficacy has been limited by low engraftment levels. In our previous studies, we have shown that using a pre-conditioning regimen in combination with optimization of cell number and time of delivery, we could obtain greater bone marrow cell (BMC) retention in the lung...
February 8, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184036/redox-preconditioning-deep-cratonic-lithosphere-for-kimberlite-genesis-evidence-from-the-central-slave-craton
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G M Yaxley, A J Berry, A Rosenthal, A B Woodland, D Paterson
We present the first oxygen fugacity (fO2) profile through the cratonic lithospheric mantle under the Panda kimberlite (Ekati Diamond Mine) in the Lac de Gras kimberlite field, central Slave Craton, northern Canada. Combining this data with new and existing data from garnet peridotite xenoliths from an almost coeval kimberlite (A154-N) at the nearby Diavik Diamond Mine demonstrates that the oxygen fugacity of the Slave cratonic mantle varies by several orders of magnitude as a function of depth and over short lateral distances...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153273/field-based-application-of-developed-solid-phase-extraction-with-inductively-coupled-plasma-mass-spectrometry-for-vanadium-speciation-analysis-of-groundwaters-from-argentina
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W A Al Rawahi, N I Ward
High levels of vanadium have been reported in groundwater (<0.05-5300μgL(-1) V) from different parts of Argentina, yet no detailed study of vanadium speciation has been performed. A highly selective strong anion exchange - solid phase extraction (SAX-SPE) method was used (in-situ) for vanadium speciation analysis of groundwater samples from La Pampa - LP (General San Martin and Eduardo Castex) and Buenos Aires - BA (San German) provinces in Argentina. In this method both vanadyl (V(IV)) and vanadate (V(V)) were trapped by the complexation with disodium ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid on a pre-conditioned SAX cartridge...
April 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135301/-if-you-don-t-do-parking-management-forget-your-behaviour-change-it-s-not-going-to-work-health-and-transport-practitioner-perspectives-on-workplace-active-travel-promotion
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Nick Petrunoff, Chris Rissel, Li Ming Wen
OBJECTIVES: After having conducted two studies of the effectiveness of workplace travel plans for promoting active travel, we investigated health and transport practitioners' perspectives on implementing workplace travel plans to share some of the lessons learnt. The objectives of this study were to describe perceived elements of effective workplace travel plans, barriers and enablers to workplace travel planning, their experiences of working with the other profession on travel plan implementation, their recommendations for workplace travel planning, and also to explore similarities and differences in transport and health practitioner perspectives...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134829/early-healing-events-after-periodontal-surgery-observations-on-soft-tissue-healing-microcirculation-and-wound-fluid-cytokine-levels
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Doğan Kaner, Mouaz Soudan, Han Zhao, Georg Gaßmann, Anna Schönhauser, Anton Friedmann
Early wound healing after periodontal surgery with or without enamel matrix derivative/biphasic calcium phosphate (EMD/BCP) was characterized in terms of soft tissue closure, changes of microcirculation, and expression of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in gingival crevicular fluid/wound fluid (GCF/WF). Periodontal surgery was carried out in 30 patients (18 patients: application of EMD/BCP for regeneration of bony defects; 12 patients: surgical crown lengthening (SCL)). Healthy sites were observed as untreated controls...
January 27, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130294/transcellular-pathways-in-lymphatic-endothelial-cells-regulate-changes-in-solute-transport-by-fluid-stress
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Valentina Triacca, Esra Guc, Witold W Kilarski, Marco Pisano, Melody A Swartz
RATIONALE: The transport of interstitial fluid and solutes into lymphatic vessels is important for maintaining interstitial homeostasis and delivering antigens and soluble factors to the lymph node for immune surveillance. Transendothelial transport across lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) is commonly considered to occur paracellularly, or between cell-cell junctions, and driven by local pressure and concentration gradients. However, emerging evidence suggests that LECs also play active roles in regulating interstitial solute balance and can scavenge and store antigens, raising the possibility that vesicular or transcellular pathways may be important in lymphatic solute transport...
January 27, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087565/perturbation-of-retinoid-homeostasis-increases-malformation-risk-in-embryos-exposed-to-pregestational-diabetes
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Leo M Y Lee, Maran B W Leung, Rachel C Y Kwok, Yun-Chung Leung, Chi-Chiu Wang, Peter J McCaffery, Andrew J Copp, Alisa S W Shum
Pregestational diabetes is highly associated with increased risk of birth defects. However, factors that can increase or reduce expressivity and penetrance of malformations in diabetic pregnancies remain poorly identified. All-trans retinoic acid (RA) plays crucial roles in embryogenesis. Here, we find that Cyp26a1, which encodes a key enzyme for catabolic inactivation of RA required for tight control of local RA concentrations, is significantly down-regulated in embryos of diabetic mice. Embryonic tissues expressing Cyp26a1 show reduced efficiency of RA clearance...
January 13, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070865/sphingosine-1-phosphate-pretreatment-amends-hypoxia-induced-metabolic-dysfunction-and-impairment-of-myogenic-potential-in-differentiating-c2c12-myoblasts-by-stimulating-viability-calcium-homeostasis-and-energy-generation
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Babita Rahar, Sonam Chawla, Sanjay Pandey, Anant Narayan Bhatt, Shweta Saxena
Sphingosine-1-phosphate (S1P) has a role in transpiration in patho-physiological signaling in skeletal muscles. The present study evaluated the pre-conditioning efficacy of S1P in facilitating differentiation of C2C12 myoblasts under a normoxic/hypoxic cell culture environment. Under normoxia, exogenous S1P significantly promoted C2C12 differentiation as evident from morphometric descriptors and differentiation markers of the mature myotubes, but it could facilitate only partial recovery from hypoxia-induced compromised differentiation...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068449/repeated-cross-linking-after-a-short-time-does-not-provide-any-additional-biomechanical-stiffness-in-the-mouse-cornea-in-vivo
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David Tabibian, Sabine Kling, Arthur Hammer, Olivier Richoz, Farhad Hafezi
PURPOSE: To study whether repeated collagen cross-linking (CXL) performed in vivo in mice shows an additive effect on mechanical corneal stiffness. METHODS: In this experimental study, epithelium-off CXL was performed in a total of 18 eyes from male C57BL/6 mice, with 0.27%-riboflavin solution applied for 20 minutes, followed by ultraviolet-A (UVA) irradiation (365 nm, 9mW/cm(2)) for 2:50 minutes (fluence 1.53 J/cm(2)). CXL was performed as either a single (1×CXL) or a repeated (2×CXL) treatment...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060265/analysis-of-cap-binding-proteins-in-human-cells-exposed-to-physiological-oxygen-conditions
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Sara Timpano, Gaelan Melanson, Sonia L Evagelou, Brianna D Guild, Erin J Specker, James Uniacke
Translational control is a focal point of gene regulation, especially during periods of cellular stress. Cap-dependent translation via the eIF4F complex is by far the most common pathway to initiate protein synthesis in eukaryotic cells, but stress-specific variations of this complex are now emerging. Purifying cap-binding proteins with an affinity resin composed of Agarose-linked m(7)GTP (a 5' mRNA cap analog) is a useful tool to identify factors involved in the regulation of translation initiation. Hypoxia (low oxygen) is a cellular stress encountered during fetal development and tumor progression, and is highly dependent on translation regulation...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050659/ischemic-gastric-conditioning-by-preoperative-arterial-embolization-before-oncologic-esophagectomy-a-single-center-experience
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Julien Ghelfi, Pierre-Yves Brichon, Julien Frandon, Bastien Boussat, Ivan Bricault, Gilbert Ferretti, Sébastien Guigard, Christian Sengel
PURPOSE: Surgical esophagectomy is the gold standard treatment of early-stage esophageal cancer. The procedure is complicated with significant morbidity; the most severe complication being the anastomotic leakage. Anastomotic fistulas are reported in 5-25% of cases and are mainly due to gastric transplant ischemia. Here, we report our experience of ischemic pre-conditioning using preoperative arterial embolization (PreopAE) before esophagectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The medical records of all patients who underwent oncologic esophagectomy from 2008 to 2015 were retrospectively reviewed...
January 3, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049533/inflammatory-pre-conditioning-restricts-the-seeded-induction-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-pathology-in-wild-type-mice
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Emily J Koller, Mieu M T Brooks, Todd E Golde, Benoit I Giasson, Paramita Chakrabarty
BACKGROUND: Cell-to-cell transmission of α-synuclein (αSyn) is hypothesized to play an important role in disease progression in synucleinopathies. This process involves cellular uptake of extracellular amyloidogenic αSyn seeds followed by seeding of endogenous αSyn. Though it is well known that αSyn is an immunogenic protein that can interact with immune receptors, the role of innate immunity in regulating induction of αSyn pathology in vivo is unknown. Herein, we explored whether altering innate immune activation affects induction of αSyn pathology in wild type mice...
January 3, 2017: Molecular Neurodegeneration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040487/a-waterborne-chemical-cue-from-gulf-toadfish-opsanus-beta-prompts-pulsatile-urea-excretion-in-conspecifics
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Jeremy Fulton, Christophe M R LeMoine, Carol Bucking, Kevin V Brix, Patrick J Walsh, M Danielle McDonald
The Gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta) has a fully functional ornithine urea cycle (O-UC) that allows it to excrete nitrogenous waste in the form of urea. Interestingly, urea is excreted in a pulse across the gill that lasts 1-3h and occurs once or twice a day. Both the stress hormone, cortisol, and the neurotransmitter, serotonin (5-HT) are involved in the control of pulsatile urea excretion. This and other evidence suggests that urea pulsing may be linked to toadfish social behavior. The hypothesis of the present study was that toadfish urea pulses can be triggered by waterborne chemical cues from conspecifics...
December 28, 2016: Physiology & Behavior
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