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Fahimeh Charbgoo, Mojgan Nejabat, Khalil Abnous, Fatemeh Soltani, Seyed Mohammad Taghdisi, Mona Alibolandi, W Thomas Shier, Terry W J Steele, Mohammad Ramezani
Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) have attracted great attention in biomedical fields due to their unique properties. However, there are few reports on clinical trial of these nanoparticles. In vivo, AuNPs face complex biological fluids containing abundant proteins, which challenge the prediction of their fate that is known as "bio-identity". These proteins attach onto the AuNPs surface forming protein corona that makes the first step of nano-bio interface and dictates the subsequent AuNPs fate. Protein corona formation even stealth active targeting effect of AuNPs...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282510/changes-in-clinical-practice-reduce-the-rate-of-anastomotic-leakage-after-colorectal-resections
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Henrik Iversen, Madelene Ahlberg, Marja Lindqvist, Christian Buchli
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is a serious clinical problem after colorectal resections and is associated with a significantly increased length of stay, morbidity and mortality. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of changes in clinical practice on anastomotic leakage rate after colorectal resections. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study based on prospectively collected data. All 894 patients with primary anastomosis after colorectal resection at a tertiary referral center between 2006 and 2013 were analyzed...
December 28, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29274303/magnetic-drug-targeting-simulations-in-blood-flows-with-fluid-structure-interaction
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S Calandrini, G Capodaglio, E Aulisa
We present fluid-structure interaction (FSI) simulations of magnetic drug targeting (MDT) in blood flows. In this procedure, a drug is attached to ferromagnetic particles in order to externally direct it to a specific target after it is injected inside the body. The goal is to minimize the healthy tissue affected by the treatment and to maximize the number of particles that reach the target location. MDT has been studied both experimentally and theoretically by several authors. In recent years, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of MDT in blood flows have been carried out to obtain further insight on the combination of parameters that provide the best capture efficiency...
December 23, 2017: International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234998/reduction-of-cardiopulmonary-renal-complications-with-serum-bnp-guided-volume-status-management-in-posthepatectomy-patients
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Sameer H Patel, Bradford J Kim, Ching-Wei D Tzeng, Yun Shin Chun, Claudius Conrad, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Thomas A Aloia
BACKGROUND: After hepatectomy, over- and under-resuscitations induce cardiopulmonary complications and acute kidney injury, respectively, leading to significant perioperative morbidity and mortality. Unlike serum chemistries or urine output, serum brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels have been shown to accurately reflect current intravascular fluid balance without influence from alterations of hormonal axes. Based on these data, this study was designed to measure the impact of a serum BNP-guided hepatobiliary fluid protocol on the incidence of posthepatectomy cardiopulmonary/renal complications...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234967/finding-efficient-swimming-strategies-in-a-three-dimensional-chaotic-flow-by-reinforcement-learning
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K Gustavsson, L Biferale, A Celani, S Colabrese
We apply a reinforcement learning algorithm to show how smart particles can learn approximately optimal strategies to navigate in complex flows. In this paper we consider microswimmers in a paradigmatic three-dimensional case given by a stationary superposition of two Arnold-Beltrami-Childress flows with chaotic advection along streamlines. In such a flow, we study the evolution of point-like particles which can decide in which direction to swim, while keeping the velocity amplitude constant. We show that it is sufficient to endow the swimmers with a very restricted set of actions (six fixed swimming directions in our case) to have enough freedom to find efficient strategies to move upward and escape local fluid traps...
December 14, 2017: European Physical Journal. E, Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234943/enhanced-recovery-care-versus-traditional-care-after-laparoscopic-liver-resections-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Xiao Liang, Hanning Ying, Hongwei Wang, Hongxia Xu, Minjun Liu, Haiyan Zhou, Huiqing Ge, Wenbin Jiang, Lijun Feng, Hui Liu, Yingchun Zhang, Zhiying Mao, Jianhua Li, Bo Shen, Yuelong Liang, Xiujun Cai
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), with several evidence-based elements, has been shown to shorten length of hospital stay and reduce perioperative hospital costs in many operations. This randomized clinical trial was performed to compare complications and hospital stay of laparoscopic liver resection between ERAS and traditional care. METHODS: A randomized controlled trial was performed for laparoscopic liver resection from August 2015 to August 2016...
December 12, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221272/goal-directed-fluid-restriction-using-stroke-volume-variation-and-cardiac-index-during-one-lung-ventilation-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hui Xu, Shu-Hua Shu, Di Wang, Xiao-Qing Chai, Yan-Hu Xie, Wei-De Zhou
Background: Goal-directed therapy confers a strong prognosis in patients undergoing major cardiac or noncardiac surgery. The present study investigated whether intraoperative goal-directed fluid restriction (GDFR) using stroke volume variation (SVV) and cardiac index could improve oxygenation and postoperative outcome in patients undergoing one-lung ventilation (OLV). Methods: A Total of 168 patients scheduled for elective thoracoscopic lobectomy under OLV were randomized into the GDFR protocol (group G) or conventional fluid therapy groups (group C)...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216937/-significance-of-peripheral-perfusion-index-in-early-diagnosis-and-goal-directed-therapy-of-septic-shock-patients-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Yuanfeng Shi, Ruihong Yin, Yanli Wang, Jiguang Li, Xiaobing Chen, Yongpeng Xie, Caihong Gu, Xiuzhen Zou, Kexi Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the application of peripheral perfusion index (PPI) in early diagnosis and goal-directed therapy of septic shock, and to provide reference for the early clinical diagnosis and treatment of septic shock. METHODS: A prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Adult patients with sepsis admitted to emergency medical department and intensive care unit (ICU) of the First People's Hospital of Lianyungang City in Jiangsu Province from January 2013 to December 2016 were enrolled...
December 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203173/evaluation-of-the-dynamic-predictors-of-fluid-responsiveness-in-dogs-receiving-goal-directed-fluid-therapy
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Maja J Drozdzynska, Yu-Mei Chang, Giacomo Stanzani, Ludovic Pelligand
OBJECTIVES: Goal-directed fluid therapy (GDFT) based on pulse pressure variation (PPV) was used in anaesthetized dogs undergoing abdominal surgeries. The aims were 1) to evaluate the success rate of the PPV ≥13% in detecting fluid responsiveness [delta stroke volume (ΔSV) ≥10%]; 2) to assess the correlation between PPV, systolic pressure variation (SPV), Plethysmograph Variability Index (PVI) and central venous pressure (CVP) and 3) to establish the threshold value for the PVI that would predict a PPV value of ≥13% and indirectly discriminate responders from nonresponders to fluid therapy...
June 17, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202703/the-ability-of-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-volume-variations-measured-by-tee-to-monitor-fluid-responsiveness-in-high-risk-surgical-patients-during-craniotomy-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Haidan Lan, Xiaoshuang Zhou, Jing Xue, Bin Liu, Guo Chen
BACKGROUND: This study was aimed to evaluate the ability of left ventricular end-diastolic volume variations (LVEDVV) measured by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) compared with stroke volume variation (SVV) obtained by the FloTrac/Vigileo monitor to predict fluid responsiveness, in patients undergoing craniotomy with goal direct therapy. METHODS: We used SVV obtained by the FloTrac/Vigileo monitor to manage intraoperative hypotension in adult patients undergoing craniotomy (ASA III - IV) after obtaining IRB approval and informed consent...
December 4, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202618/synovial-fluid-proteomics-in-the-pursuit-of-arthritis-mediators-an-evolving-field-of-novel-biomarker-discovery
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Shalini M Mahendran, Katerina Oikonomopoulou, Eleftherios P Diamandis, Vinod Chandran
Synovial fluid (SF) is a protein-rich fluid produced into the joint cavity by cells of the synovial membrane. Due to its direct contact with articular cartilage, surfaces of the bone, and the synoviocytes of the inner membrane, it provides a promising reflection of the biochemical state of the joint under varying physiological and pathophysiological conditions. This property of SF has been exploited within numerous studies in search of unique biomarkers of joint pathologies with the ultimate goal of developing minimally invasive clinical assays to detect and/or monitor disease states...
December 4, 2017: Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161224/viewing-sexual-desire-as-stable-vs-fluid-the-impact-of-implicit-beliefs-on-women-s-coping-with-sexual-desire-problems
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Siobhan Sutherland, Uzma S Rehman
Our goal was to examine how implicit theories can be applied to understanding women's coping responses to sexual problems. The belief that sexual desire changes over time is a type of incremental theory, while the belief that sexual desire is stable is a type of entity theory (Dweck, 2012). We examined how different implicit theories of sexual desire influence how women cope with sexual desire challenges. Also, we sought to determine whether women's perceptions of experiencing a sexual desire challenge moderate the relationship between their implicit beliefs and their coping responses...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155707/optimized-lc-ms-ms-method-for-the-high-throughput-analysis-of-clinical-samples-of-ivacaftor-its-major-metabolites-and-lumacaftor-in-biological-fluids-of-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Elena K Schneider, Felisa Reyes-Ortega, Jian Li, Tony Velkov
Defects in the cystic fibrosis trans-membrane conductance regulator (CFTR) are the cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a disease with life-threatening pulmonary manifestations. Ivacaftor (IVA) and ivacaftor-lumacaftor (LUMA) combination are two new breakthrough CF drugs that directly modulate the activity and trafficking of the defective CFTR-protein. However, there is still a dearth of understanding on pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic parameters and the pharmacology of ivacaftor and lumacaftor. The HPLC-MS technique for the simultaneous analysis of the concentrations of ivacaftor, hydroxymethyl-ivacaftor, ivacaftor-carboxylate, and lumacaftor in biological fluids in patients receiving standard ivacaftor or ivacaftor-lumacaftor combination therapy has previously been developed by our group and partially validated to FDA standards...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126689/the-feasibility-and-impact-of-routine-combined-limited-transthoracic-echocardiography-and-lung-ultrasound-on-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-admitted-to-icu-a-prospective-observational-study
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Kavi Haji, Darsim Haji, David J Canty, Alistair G Royse, Dhaksha Tharmaraj, Meor Azraee, Lynda Hopkins, Collin F Royse
OBJECTIVES: Limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and lung ultrasound increasingly is performed in the intensive care unit (ICU), though used in a goal-directed rather than routine manner. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Tertiary ICU. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-three critically ill participants within 24 hours of admission to ICU. METHODS: A treating intensivist documented a clinical diagnosis and management plan before and after combined limited TTE and lung ultrasound...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120938/fibrinogen-on-admission-in-trauma-score-early-prediction-of-low-plasma-fibrinogen-concentrations-in-trauma-patients
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Tobias Gauss, Sébastien Campion, Sébastien Kerever, Mathilde Eurin, Mathieu Raux, Anatole Harrois, Catherine Paugam-Burtz, Sophie Hamada
BACKGROUND: Early recognition of low fibrinogen concentrations in trauma patients is crucial for timely haemostatic treatment and laboratory testing is too slow to inform decision-making. OBJECTIVE: To develop a simple clinical tool to predict low fibrinogen concentrations in trauma patients on arrival. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Three designated level 1 trauma centres in the Paris Region, from January 2011 to December 2013...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098290/fluid-structure-interaction-models-of-bicuspid-aortic-valves-the-effects-of-non-fused-cusp-angles
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Karin Lavon, Rotem Halevi, Gil Marom, Sagit Ben Zekry, Ashraf Hamdan, Hans Joachim Schäfers, Ehud Raanani, Rami Haj-Ali
Bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) is the most common type of congenital heart disease, occurring in 0.5-2% of the population, where the valve has only two rather than the three normal cusps. Valvular pathologies, such as aortic regurgitation and aortic stenosis, are associated with BAVs, thereby increasing the need for a better understanding of BAV kinematics and geometrical characteristics. The aim of this study is to investigate the influence of the non-fused cusp (NFC) angle in BAV type-1 configuration on the valve's structural and hemodynamic performance...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094511/a-comparison-of-nanoparticullate-cpg-immunotherapy-with-and-without-allergens-in-spontaneously-equine-asthma-affected-horses-an-animal-model
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John Klier, Sabine Geis, Jeanette Steuer, Katharina Geh, Sven Reese, Sebastian Fuchs, Ralf S Mueller, Gerhard Winter, Heidrun Gehlen
INTRODUCTION: New therapeutic strategies to modulate the immune response of human and equine allergic asthma are still under extensive investigation. Immunomodulating agents stimulating T-regulatory cells offer new treatment options beyond conventional symptomatic treatment or specific immunotherapy for human and equine allergic airway diseases, with the goal of a homoeostatic T-helper cell balance. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a nebulized gelatin nanoparticle-CpG formulation (CpG-GNP) with and without specific allergens for the treatment of spontaneous allergic equine asthma as a model for human asthma...
November 1, 2017: Immunity, Inflammation and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077720/goal-directed-therapy-for-suspected-acute-bacterial-meningitis-in-adults-and-adolescents-in-sub-saharan-africa
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Emma C Wall, Mavuto Mukaka, Brigitte Denis, Veronica S Mlozowa, Malango Msukwa, Khumbo Kasambala, Mulinda Nyrienda, Theresa J Allain, Brian Faragher, Robert S Heyderman, David G Lalloo
BACKGROUND: Mortality from acute bacterial meningitis (ABM) in sub-Saharan African adults and adolescents exceeds 50%. We tested if Goal Directed Therapy (GDT) was feasible for adults and adolescents with clinically suspected ABM in Malawi. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sequential patient cohorts of adults and adolescents with clinically suspected ABM were recruited in the emergency department of a teaching hospital in Malawi using a before/after design. Routine care was monitored in year one (P1)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068831/crystalloid-versus-colloid-for-intraoperative-goal-directed-fluid-therapy-using-a-closed-loop-system-a-randomized-double-blinded-controlled-trial-in-major-abdominal-surgery
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Alexandre Joosten, Amelie Delaporte, Brigitte Ickx, Karim Touihri, Ida Stany, Luc Barvais, Luc Van Obbergh, Patricia Loi, Joseph Rinehart, Maxime Cannesson, Philippe Van der Linden
BACKGROUND: The type of fluid and volume regimen given intraoperatively both can impact patient outcome after major surgery. This two-arm, parallel, randomized controlled, double-blind, bi-center superiority study tested the hypothesis that when using closed-loop assisted goal-directed fluid therapy, balanced colloids are associated with fewer postoperative complications compared to balanced crystalloids in patients having major elective abdominal surgery. METHODS: One hundred and sixty patients were enrolled in the protocol...
October 25, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067620/what-is-enhanced-recovery-and-how-can-i-do-it
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Bradford J Kim, Thomas A Aloia
BACKGROUND: Enhanced recovery (ER) and fast-track protocols were initially implemented in the perioperative management of the surgical patient over 20 years ago. These standardized protocols are now broadly implemented across most surgical specialties for its many benefits. ER is well known for its positive effects on decreasing length of stay and complications. However, patient-centric outcomes for adequate pain control, functional recovery, costs, and overall patient experience are less considered...
January 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
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