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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106307/normal-saline-is-associated-with-increased-sickle-red-cell-stiffness-and-prolonged-transit-times-in-a-microfluidic-model-of-the-capillary-system
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Marcus A Carden, Meredith Fay, Yumiko Sakurai, Brynn McFarland, Sydney Blanche, Caleb Diprete, Clinton H Joiner, Todd Sulchek, Wilbur A Lam
Vaso-occlusive crisis (VOC) is a complex process that occurs in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) and is often associated with pain and urgent hospitalization. A major instigator of VOC is microvascular obstruction by pathologically stiffened sickle red blood cells (RBCs), and thus therapy relies heavily on optimizing intravenous fluid (IVF) hydration to increase RBC deformability. However, no evidence-based guidelines regarding the choice of IVF currently exist. We therefore analyzed alterations in biomechanical properties of sickle RBCs isolated from patients with homozygous SCD (hemoglobin SS) after exposure to different osmolarities of clinical IVF formulations...
January 20, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081152/increased-serum-sodium-and-serum-osmolarity-are-independent-risk-factors-for-developing-chronic-kidney-disease-5-year-cohort-study
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Masanari Kuwabara, Ichiro Hisatome, Carlos A Roncal-Jimenez, Koichiro Niwa, Ana Andres-Hernando, Thomas Jensen, Petter Bjornstad, Tamara Milagres, Christina Cicerchi, Zhilin Song, Gabriela Garcia, Laura G Sánchez-Lozada, Minoru Ohno, Miguel A Lanaspa, Richard J Johnson
BACKGROUND: Epidemics of chronic kidney disease (CKD) not due to diabetes mellitus (DM) or hypertension have been observed among individuals working in hot environments in several areas of the world. Experimental models have documented that recurrent heat stress and water restriction can lead to CKD, and the mechanism may be mediated by hyperosmolarity that activates pathways (vasopressin, aldose reductase-fructokinase) that induce renal injury. Here we tested the hypothesis that elevated serum sodium, which reflects serum osmolality, may be an independent risk factor for the development of CKD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078912/unaltered-glutamate-transporter-1-protein-levels-in-aquaporin-4-knockout-mice
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Jacqueline A Hubbard, Devin K Binder
Maintenance of glutamate and water homeostasis in the brain is crucial to healthy brain activity. Astrocytic glutamate transporter-1 (GLT1) and aquaporin-4 (AQP4) are the main regulators of extracellular glutamate and osmolarity, respectively. Several studies have reported colocalization of GLT1 and AQP4, but the existence of a physical interaction between the two has not been well studied. Therefore, we used coimmunoprecipitation to determine whether a strong interaction exists between these two important molecules in mice on both a CD1 and C57BL/6 background...
February 2017: ASN Neuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076898/characterization-of-the-hog1-mapk-pathway-in-the-entomopathogenic-fungus-beauveria-bassiana
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Jing Liu, Zhi-Kang Wang, Huan-Huan Sun, Sheng-Hua Ying, Ming-Guang Feng
High-osmolarity glycerol (HOG) pathway required for yeast osmoregulation relies upon the mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) Hog1 cascade that comprise the MAPKKKs Ssk2/Ssk22 and Ste11 converging on the MAPKK Pbs2. Here we show a Hog1 cascade with the unique MAPKKK Ssk2 acting in Beauveria bassiana. Hypersensitivity to high osmolarity and high resistance to fludioxonil fungicide appeared in Δssk2, Δpbs2 and Δhog1 mutants whereas the two hallmark phenotypes were reversed in Δste11. Increased sensitivity to heat shock and decreased sensitivity to cell wall perturbation also occurred in the three mutants but not in Δste11 although antioxidant phenotypes were different in all deletion mutants...
January 11, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073934/the-influence-of-customer-medicine-seller-transactional-dynamics-on-childhood-diarrhoea-management-a-qualitative-study-in-ghana
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Lauren Rosapep, Emily Sanders, Kathryn Banke
In 2004, the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) jointly revised the recommended treatment for acute paediatric diarrhoea to specify supplementing reduced osmolarity oral rehydration salts (ORS) with zinc. In many countries, however, a significant knowledge-practice gap persists in appropriate diarrhoea management among private healthcare providers. For example, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Strengthening Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) project recently demonstrated that over-the-counter medicine sellers (MS) in Ghana recommended inappropriate diarrhoea treatments, despite their demonstrated knowledge of appropriate treatment protocols...
January 10, 2017: Health Policy and Planning
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068058/extensive-turnover-of-compatible-solutes-in-cyanobacteria-revealed-by-deuterium-oxide-d2o-stable-isotope-probing
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Richard Baran, Rebecca Lau, Benjamin P Bowen, Spencer Diamond, Nick Jose, Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Trent R Northen
Cyanobacteria are important primary producers of organic matter in diverse environments on a global scale. While mechanisms of CO2 fixation are well understood, the distribution of the flow of fixed organic carbon within individual cells and complex microbial communities is less well characterized. To obtain a general overview of metabolism, we describe the use of deuterium oxide (D2O) to measure deuterium incorporation into the intracellular metabolites of two physiologically diverse cyanobacteria: a terrestrial filamentous strain (Microcoleus vaginatus PCC 9802) and a euryhaline unicellular strain (Synechococcus sp...
January 18, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065674/mitochondria-in-teleost-spermatozoa
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Patricio Ulloa-Rodríguez, Elías Figueroa, Rommy Díaz, Manuel Lee-Estevez, Stefania Short, Jorge G Farías
There is an extraordinary diversity of reproductive modes in teleost and this variability is related to the phylogenetic relationships and adaption to very different biotopes. As in all vertebrates, sperm is produced as the end product of the process of spermatogenesis, and regarding teleost the spermatozoa lack an acrosome in almost all species and motility is activated as a response to osmolarity and ion content of the aquatic medium where the sperm is released. In this context, mitochondria possess a fundamental role for fish spermatozoa motility and integrity, hence, fertilizing potential; they are the energy supplier that allows flagellar movement and their dysfunction could play a main role in structural and functional damage to the spermatozoa...
January 5, 2017: Mitochondrion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062576/cardiolipin-regulates-mitophagy-through-the-pkc-pathway
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Zheni Shen, Yiran Li, Alexander N Gasparski, Hagai Abeliovich, Miriam L Greenberg
Cardiolipin (CL), the signature phospholipid of mitochondrial membranes, is important for cardiovascular health, and perturbation of CL metabolism is implicated in cardiovascular disease (CVD). While the role of CL in mitochondrial function, biogenesis, and genome stability has been studied, recent findings indicate that it is essential for functions apart from mitochondrial bioenergetics. In this study, we report that mitophagy is perturbed in CL deficient yeast cells. Mutants of autophagy/mitophagy genes ATG8, ATG18 and ATG32 synthetically interact with CL synthase mutant crd1Δ CL-deficient cells exhibited decreased GFP-tagged mitochondrial proteins inside the vacuole and decreased free GFP, consistent with decreased mitophagy...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060946/high-osmolarity-environments-activate-the-mitochondrial-alternative-oxidase-in-debaryomyces-hansenii
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Wilson Garcia-Neto, Alfredo Cabrera-Orefice, Salvador Uribe-Carvajal, Alicia J Kowaltowski, Luis Alberto Luévano-Martínez
The oleaginous yeast Debaryomyces hansenii is a good model to understand molecular mechanisms involved in halotolerance because of its impressive ability to survive under a wide range of salt concentrations. Several cellular adaptations are implicated in this response, including the presence of a cyanide-insensitive ubiquinol oxidase (Aox). This protein, which is present in several taxonomical orders, has been related to different stress responses. However, little is known about its role in mitochondria during transitions from low to high saline environments...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060062/pilot-study-of-corneal-sensitivity-and-its-association-in-keratoconus
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Preeji S Mandathara, Fiona J Stapleton, Jim Kokkinakis, Mark D P Willcox
PURPOSE: To evaluate corneal sensitivity and its association with other clinical parameters in keratoconus. METHODS: Twenty-four subjects with keratoconus aged between 18 and 65 years were recruited in this cross-sectional study. Ocular symptoms, corneal topography, tear variables such as tear osmolarity, volume and lower tear meniscus height, ocular surface staining, central sensitivity threshold (CST), and corneal subepithelial nerve mapping were obtained. Association between central CST and other clinical variables was examined using the Spearman correlation coefficient...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060060/ocular-surface-disease-parameters-after-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus
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José I Recalde, Arantxa Acera, Iñaki Rodríguez-Agirretxe, Miguel A Sánchez-Tena, Juan San-Cristóbal, Juan A Durán
PURPOSE: To analyze the variations in tear quantity and quality after corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in patients with keratoconus. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study of 24 eyes with keratoconus that underwent epithelium-off CXL. The variables studied were tear film osmolarity, subjective symptoms (Ocular Surface Disease Index), tear breakup time, Schirmer test (SCH) score, tear clearance, fluorescein staining, and lissamine green staining. Variables were determined preoperatively and 3, 6, and 12 months after CXL...
February 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045670/randomized-double-blind-study-comparing-patient-comfort-and-safety-between-iodixanol-320-mg-i-ml-and-iopamidol-370-mg-i-ml-in-patients-undergoing-peripheral-arteriography-the-comfort-ii-trial
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Christian Rosenberg, José Joaquín Martínez-Rodrigo, Elena Lonjedo Vicent, Juan Macho, Lauren Lim, Thomas M Todoran
BACKGROUND: Numerous clinical trials conducted 10-20 years ago evaluated contrast-induced discomfort. It is unknown whether those data are applicable to current-day clinical practice. This study was performed to provide contemporary contrast-induced patient discomfort data obtained during peripheral arteriography procedures using iso-osmolar iodixanol 320 mg I/mL, compared to low-osmolar iopamidol 370 mg I/mL. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients receiving iodixanol or iopamidol reported discomfort (heat, coldness, or pain) using a 10-point scale, which was converted to intensity categories: 0 = none; 1-3 = mild; 4-7 = moderate; and 8-10 = severe...
January 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045655/practical-aspects-of-the-use-of-intrathecal-chemotherapy
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Raquel Olmos-Jiménez, Alberto Espuny-Miró, Carlos Cárceles Rodríguez, María Sacramento Díaz-Carrasco
INTRODUCTION: Intrathecal chemotherapy is frequently used in clinical practice for treatment and prevention of neoplastic meningitis. Despite its widespread use, there is little information about practical aspects such as the volume of drug to be administered or its preparation and administration. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a literature review about practical aspects of the use of intrathecal chemotherapy. MATERIALS: Search in PubMed/ Medline using the terms "chemotherapy AND intrathecal", analysis of secondary and tertiary information sources...
January 1, 2017: Farmacia Hospitalaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043169/compatible-solute-addition-to-biological-systems-treating-waste-wastewater-to-counteract-osmotic-and-other-environmental-stresses-a-review
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Ioannis Vyrides, David C Stuckey
This study reviews the addition of compatible solutes to biological systems as a strategy to counteract osmolarity and other environmental stresses. At high osmolarity many microorganisms accumulate organic solutes called "compatible solutes" in order to balance osmotic pressure between the cytoplasm and the environment. These organic compounds are called compatible solutes because they can function inside the cell without the need for special adaptation of the intracellular enzymes, and also serve as protein stabilizers in the presence of high ionic strength...
January 2, 2017: Critical Reviews in Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030882/ocular-response-to-environmental-variations-in-contact-lens-wearers
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Alberto López-de la Rosa, Vicente Martín-Montañez, Alberto López-Miguel, Itziar Fernández, Margarita Calonge, José M González-Méijome, María J González-García
PURPOSE: To assess the influence of different indoor environments simulated in an environmental chamber on soft contact lens (CL) wearers. METHODS: Fifty-four CL wearers were grouped based on their symptoms while wearing their CLs. Subjects were fitted with two different CL types, conventional hydrogel (Omafilcon A) and silicone hydrogel (comfilcon A), and exposed to two controlled indoor environmental conditions, standard [50% relative humidity (RH), 23°C, 930 mb of atmospheric pressure] and adverse (in-flight air cabin environment: 5% RH, localised air flow, 23°C, 750 mb atmospheric pressure), for 90 min in an environmental chamber, making a total of four visits...
January 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028530/acid-base-and-hemodynamic-status-of-patients-with-intraoperative-hemorrhage-using-two-solution-types-crystalloid-ringer-lactate-and-1-3-sodium-bicarbonate-in-half-normal-saline-solution
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Sayed Jalal Hashemi, Sayed Morteza Heidari, Ahmad Yaraghi, Reza Seirafi
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative hemorrhage is one of the problems during surgery and, if it happens in a high volume without an immediate action to control, it can be fatal. Nowadays, various injectable solutions are used. The aim of this study was to compare the acid-base and hemodynamic status of the patient using two solutions, Ringer lactate and 1.3% sodium bicarbonate, in half saline solution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This clinical trial was performed at the Al-Zahra Hospital in 2013 on 66 patients who were randomly selected and put in two studied groups at the onset of hemorrhage...
2016: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024826/predictors-of-discordance-between-symptoms-and-signs-in-dry-eye-disease
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Jelle Vehof, Nicole Sillevis Smitt-Kamminga, Simone A Nibourg, Christopher J Hammond
PURPOSE: To investigate predictors of discordance between symptoms and signs in dry eye disease (DED). DESIGN: Cross-sectional association study. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 648 patients with dry eye from the Groningen LOngitudinal Sicca StudY (GLOSSY), a tertiary dry eye clinic patient cohort from the Netherlands. METHODS: Patient symptoms were assessed using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire. Dry eye signs were assessed by tear osmolarity, Schirmer test, tear breakup time, corneal and conjunctival staining, and meibomian gland dysfunction, all in both eyes, and a composite dry eye signs severity score was calculated from these 6 tests for each patient...
December 23, 2016: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017896/augmented-o-glcnac-signaling-via-glucosamine-attenuates-oxidative-stress-and-apoptosis-following-contrast-induced-acute-kidney-injury-in-rats
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Jiachang Hu, Rongyi Chen, Ping Jia, Yi Fang, Tongqiang Liu, Nana Song, Xialian Xu, Jun Ji, Xiaoqiang Ding
Contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) is an iatrogenic renal injury and associated with substantial morbidity and mortality in susceptible individuals. Despite extensive study of a variety of agents for renal protection, limited strategies have been shown to be effective in the reduction of CI-AKI. O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) is a post-translational regulatory modification of intracellular proteins and governs the function of numerous proteins, both cytosolic and nuclear. Increasing evidence suggests that O-GlcNAc levels are increased in response to stress and that acute augmentation of this reaction is cytoprotective...
December 23, 2016: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017745/negative-pressure-hydrocephalus-a-case-report-on-successful-treatment-under-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-with-bilateral-ventriculoperitoneal-shunts
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Sajan Pandey, Yi Jin, Liang Gao, Cheng Chen Zhou, Da Ming Cui
Negative pressure hydrocephalus (NegPH), a very rare condition of unknown etiology and optimal treatment, usually presents post neurosurgery with clinical and imaging features of hydrocephalus but with negative cerebrospinal fluid pressure. We here describe a NegPH case of -3 mmHg ICP, that was successfully treated to achieve +5mmHg under continues intracranial pressure monitoring with horizontal positioning; head down and legs elevated to 10-15(o); neck wrapping for controlled venous drainage; chest and abdomen bandage; infusion of 5% dextrose fluid to lower plasma osmolarity (Na(+) 130-135 mmol/L); daily CSF drainage >200 ml; and arterial blood gas PCO2 >40mmHg...
December 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006008/osmotic-and-heat-stress-effects-on-segmentation
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Julian Weiss, Stephen H Devoto
During vertebrate embryonic development, early skin, muscle, and bone progenitor populations organize into segments known as somites. Defects in this conserved process of segmentation lead to skeletal and muscular deformities, such as congenital scoliosis, a curvature of the spine caused by vertebral defects. Environmental stresses such as hypoxia or heat shock produce segmentation defects, and significantly increase the penetrance and severity of vertebral defects in genetically susceptible individuals. Here we show that a brief exposure to a high osmolarity solution causes reproducible segmentation defects in developing zebrafish (Danio rerio) embryos...
2016: PloS One
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