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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812943/tear-osmolarity-is-sensitive-to-exercise-induced-fluid-loss-but-is-not-associated-with-common-hydration-measures-in-a-field-setting
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Justin J Holland, Michelle Ray, Christopher Irwin, Tina L Skinner, Michael Leveritt, Ben Desbrow
This investigation (i) examined changes in tear osmolarity in response to fluid loss that occurs with exercise in a field setting, and (ii) compared tear osmolarity with common field and laboratory hydration measures.  Sixty-three participants [age 27.8 ± 8.4 years, body mass 72.15 ± 10.61 kg] completed a self-paced 10 km run outside on a predetermined course. Body mass, tear fluid, venous blood and urine samples were collected immediately before and after exercise.  Significant (p < 0.001) reductions in body mass (1...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811095/can-the-optimum-artificial-tear-treatment-for-dry-eye-disease-be-predicted-from-presenting-signs-and-symptoms
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Laika Essa, Deborah Laughton, James S Wolffsohn
PURPOSE: To assess dry eye treatment with four preservative-free dry eye artificial tear treatments to facilitate evidence-based prescribing. METHODS: A randomised, single masked crossover trial of Clinitas Soothe, Hyabak, Tears Again and TheraTears artificial tears was conducted on 50 symptomatic dry eye patients, aged 60.8±14.2years. At baseline and after trialling each treatment for 4 weeks, signs and symptoms were assessed using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI), non-invasive tear break-up time, fluorescein tear break-up time, tear meniscus height (TMH), Phenol Red test, lid-parallel conjunctival folds (LIPCOF), ocular surface staining, and lipid layer grading and osmolarity (baseline visit only)...
August 12, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809582/iodixanol-versus-iopromide-at-coronary-ct-angiography-lumen-opacification-and-effect-on-heart-rhythm-the-randomized-isocor-trial
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Marisa M Lubbers, Marc Kock, André Niezen, Tjebbe Galema, Marcel Kofflard, Tobias Bruning, Henriette S Kooij, Hanneke van Valen, Marcel Dijkshoorn, Ronald Booij, Anthony Padmos, Alain Vogels, Ricardo P J Budde, Koen Nieman
Purpose To show that equal coronary lumen opacification can be achieved with iso- and low-osmolar contrast media when it is injected at the same iodine delivery rate with contemporary cardiac computed tomographic (CT) protocols and to investigate the cardiovascular effect of iso-osmolar contrast media and the image quality achieved. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval and written informed consent were obtained for the Effect of Iso-osmolar Contrast Medium on Coronary Opacification and Heart Rhythm in Coronary CT Angiography, or IsoCOR, trial...
August 15, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809443/characterisation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation-of-valproic-acid-loaded-nanoemulsion-for-improved-brain-bioavailability
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Suk Fei Tan, Brian P Kirby, Johnson Stanslas, Hamidon Bin Basri
OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to investigate the potential of formulated valproic acid-encapsulated nanoemulsion (VANE) to improve the brain bioavailability of valproic acid (VPA). METHODS: Valproic acid-encapsulated nanoemulsions were formulated and physically characterised (osmolarity, viscosity, drug content, drug encapsulation efficiency). Further investigations were also conducted to estimate the drug release, cytotoxic profile, in-vitro blood-brain barrier (BBB) permeability, pharmacokinetic parameter and the concentration of VPA and VANE in blood and brain...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806208/systemic-hypotension-following-intravenous-administration-of-nonionic-contrast-medium-during-computed-tomography-iopromide-versus-iodixanol
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Gerlig Widmann, Reto Bale, Hanno Ulmer, Daniel Putzer, Peter Schullian, Franz-Josef Wiedermann, Wolfgang Lederer
BACKGROUND: In light of the increasing number of radiologic interventions performed under general anesthesia, the effects of contrast media (CM) on circulation and organ perfusion are of paramount importance. The objectives of this study were to systematically quantify effects on blood pressure, heart rate, and kidney function following intravenous administration of nonionic CM with normal and low osmolality. METHODS: In this controlled, double-blinded phase IV clinical trial, 40 consecutive patients were randomly assigned to receive repeated measures of either low-osmolar iopromide or iso-osmolar iodixanol...
August 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806049/electrolytes-oral-electrolyte-solutions
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Lisa Harris
Oral electrolyte solutions are used widely for rehydration in diarrheal illness and to maintain hydration during vigorous exercise. In diarrheal illness, an oral rehydration solution (ORS) typically is preferred over intravenous fluids except for patients with severe dehydration. The preferred ORS is one similar to the glucose-containing reduced osmolarity World Health Organization ORS. There also are polymer-based solutions that use rice or wheat as the source of carbohydrates but these are not widely recommended...
August 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799261/serum-osmolarity-in-male-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-manic-episode
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Tevfik Kalelioglu, Nesrin Karamustafalioglu, Abdullah Genc, Murat Kocabiyik
Imbalance of water and electrolyte homeostasis has been suggested to be associated with the acute episodes of bipolar disorder. In this study we aimed to investigate, for the first time, the serum osmolarity in bipolar disorder manic episode. A total of 68 bipolar inpatients in manic episode and 60 age-gender matched healthy controls were included in the study. Serum osmolarity was calculated from Sodium (Na(+) ), glucose and blood urea nitrogen (BUN) according to formula of (2 × Na(+) ) + (BUN/2.8) + (Glucose/18)...
August 10, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797572/hyperosmolar-metabolic-acidosis-in-burn-patients-exposed-to-glycol-based-topical-antimicrobials-a-systematic-review
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Tom Leibson, Paige Davies, Cheri Nickel, Gideon Koren
BACKGROUND: The well documented susceptibility of burn patients to acquired infections via damaged skin mandates application of antimicrobial agents. These agents are dissolved in various vehicles that augment skin absorption thus allowing greater efficacy. Polyethylene glycol (PEG) and Propylene glycol (PropG) are among the most commonly used vehicles, and both have been used in numerous medications and cosmetic products over the past few decades. Rarely, burn patients treated with agents containing these glycols present with a life threatening systemic toxidrome of hyperosmolar metabolic acidosis...
August 7, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797224/the-adaptive-landscape-of-wildtype-and-glycosylation-deficient-populations-of-the-industrial-yeast-pichia-pastoris
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Josef W Moser, Iain B H Wilson, Martin Dragosits
BACKGROUND: The effects of long-term environmental adaptation and the implications of major cellular malfunctions are still poorly understood for non-model but biotechnologically relevant species. In this study we performed a large-scale laboratory evolution experiment with 48 populations of the yeast Pichia pastoris in order to establish a general adaptive landscape upon long-term selection in several glucose-based growth environments. As a model for a cellular malfunction the implications of OCH1 mannosyltransferase knockout-mediated glycosylation-deficiency were analyzed...
August 10, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782653/a-maximal-incremental-effort-alters-tear-osmolarity-depending-on-the-fitness-level-in-military-helicopter-pilots
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Jesús Vera Vilchez, Raimundo Jimenez, Iker Madinabeitia, Nerijus Masiulis, David Cárdenas
PURPOSE: Fitness level modulates the physiological responses to exercise for a variety of indices. While intense bouts of exercise have been demonstrated to increase tear osmolarity (Tosm), it is not known if fitness level can affect the Tosm response to acute exercise. This study aims to compare the effect of a maximal incremental test on Tosm between trained and untrained military helicopter pilots. METHODS: Nineteen military helicopter pilots (ten trained and nine untrained) performed a maximal incremental test on a treadmill...
August 4, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780605/subcellular-membrane-fluidity-of-lactobacillus-delbrueckii-subsp-bulgaricus-under-cold-and-osmotic-stress
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Julie Meneghel, Stéphanie Passot, Stéphanie Cenard, Matthieu Réfrégiers, Frédéric Jamme, Fernanda Fonseca
Cryopreservation of lactic acid bacteria may lead to undesirable cell death and functionality losses. The membrane is the first target for cell injury and plays a key role in bacterial cryotolerance. This work aimed at investigating at a subcellular resolution the membrane fluidity of two populations of Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp. bulgaricus when subjected to cold and osmotic stresses associated to freezing. Cells were cultivated at 42 °C in mild whey medium, and they were exposed to sucrose solutions of different osmolarities (300 and 1800 mOsm L(-1)) after harvest...
August 5, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777459/iodixanol-vs-iopromide-in-cancer-patients-evidence-from-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Irene Terrenato, Francesca Sperati, Felice Mussicco, Anna Fausta Pozzi, Annunziata di Turi, Mauro Caterino, Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Massimo Bellomi, Carlo Emanuele Neumaier, Laura Conti, Giovanni Cigliana, Roberta Merola, Anna Antenucci, Giulia Orlandi, Antonio Giordano, Maddalena Barba, Stefano Canitano
PURPOSE: To assess the safety profile of iso-osmolar contrast medium (CM) vs low osmolar CM in cancer patients with an estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) > 60 ml/min. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this multicentre, blind trial of patients seeking a chest-abdomen-pelvis CT with iodated CM, participants were centrally randomized to iodixanol or iopromide. Contrast induced nephropathy (CIN) at 24 and/or 72 hours were our primary outcomes. We further considered irreversible CIN, average eGFR percentage variation (%Δ), and adverse events (AEs)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771380/antioxidant-and-osmoprotecting-activity-of-taurine-in-dry-eye-models
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Claudio Bucolo, Annamaria Fidilio, Chiara Bianca Maria Platania, Federica Geraci, Francesca Lazzara, Filippo Drago
PURPOSE: To assess the protective effects of ophthalmic formulations based on taurine (TAU) and sodium hyaluronate (SH) in ocular surface. METHODS: Rabbit corneal epithelial cells [Statens Seruminstitut Rabbit Cornea (SIRC)] were subjected to oxidative stress (1 mM H2O2) and treated with the following formulations: 0.2% SH, 0.4% SH, 0.4% SH +0.5% TAU. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) were evaluated by commercial kit. Dry eye was induced by atropine sulfate and topical treatment was carried out with the following formulations: 0...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767637/osmotic-pressure-alters-time-dependent-recovery-behavior-of-the-intervertebral-disc
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Semih E Bezci, Grace D O'Connell
STUDY DESIGN: Disc recovery behavior under hypo- and hyper-osmotic pressure OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate the effect of osmotic pressure on the unloaded recovery response of healthy discs SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: The intervertebral disc is a poroviscoelastic material that experiences large fluctuations in water composition throughout a diurnal loading cycle. Fluid flow out of the disc occurs through mechanical loading, while fluid flow into the disc occurs through passive diffusion due to an imbalance of ions between the disc and its surrounding environment...
August 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766034/the-hog1-like-mapk-mpk3-collaborates-with-hog1-in-response-to-heat-shock-and-functions-in-sustaining-the-biological-control-potential-of-a-fungal-insect-pathogen
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Jing Liu, Huan-Huan Sun, Sheng-Hua Ying, Ming-Guang Feng
The mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) Mpk3/MpkC resembles the MAPK Hog1 but does not necessarily function in some filamentous fungi. Here, we compared functions of Mpk3 and Hog1 in Beauveria bassiana, a filamentous fungal insect pathogen, by multi-phenotypic analyses of their single/double deletion mutants. Growth defects of Δmpk3 were moderate on all 14 minimal media with different carbon or nitrogen sources and less severe than those of Δhog1 on most media tested. The double deletion mutant suffered significantly more severe growth defects than those observed in Δmpk3 and Δhog1, suggesting overlapping and collaborative roles of Mpk3 and Hog1 in uptake of six carbon and four nitrogen sources during normal growth...
August 2, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752945/synthesis-of-the-compatible-solute-proline-by-bacillus-subtilis-point-mutations-rendering-the-osmotically-controlled-prohj-promoter-hyperactive
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Tamara Hoffmann, Monika Bleisteiner, Praveen Kumar Sappa, Leif Steil, Ulrike Mäder, Uwe Völker, Erhard Bremer
The ProJ and ProH enzymes of Bacillus subtilis catalyze together with ProA (ProJ-ProA-ProH), osmostress-adaptive synthesis of the compatible solute proline. The proA-encoded gamma-glutamyl phosphate reductase is also used for anabolic proline synthesis (ProB-ProA-ProI). Transcription of the proHJ operon is osmotically inducible whereas that of the proBA operon is not. Targeted and quantitative proteome analysis revealed that the amount of ProA is not limiting for the interconnected anabolic and osmostress-responsive proline production routes...
July 28, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739338/comparative-phenotypic-analysis-of-clostridium-neonatale-and-clostridium-butyricum-isolates-from-neonates
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S Schönherr-Hellec, G Klein, J Delannoy, L Ferraris, I Friedel, J C Rozé, M J Butel, J Aires
"Clostridium neonatale" was recently described as a new species within the Cluster I of the Clostridium genus sensu stricto. In this study, we characterized "C. neonatale" isolates (n = 42) and compared their phenotypic properties with those of Clostridium butyricum (n = 26), a close related species. Strains isolated from fecal samples of healthy neonates were tested for different phenotypic characteristics. Compared to C. butyricum, "C. neonatale" showed a significant higher surface hydrophobicity (p = 0...
July 21, 2017: Anaerobe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736342/tfos-dews-ii-diagnostic-methodology-report
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REVIEW
James S Wolffsohn, Reiko Arita, Robin Chalmers, Ali Djalilian, Murat Dogru, Kathy Dumbleton, Preeya Gupta, Paul Karpecki, Sihem Lazreg, Heiko Pult, Benjamin D Sullivan, Alan Tomlinson, Louis Tong, Edoardo Villani, Kyung Chul Yoon, Lyndon Jones, Jennifer Craig
The role of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) Dry Eye Workshop (DEWS) II Diagnostic Methodology Subcommittee was 1) to identify tests used to diagnose and monitor dry eye disease (DED), 2) to identify those most appropriate to fulfil the definition of DED and its sub-classifications, 3) to propose the most appropriate order and technique to conduct these tests in a clinical setting, and 4) to provide a differential diagnosis for DED and distinguish conditions where it is a comorbidity. Symptom screening with the DEQ-5 or OSDI confirms that a patient might have DED and triggers the diagnostic tests of (ideally non-invasive) breakup time, osmolarity and ocular surface staining with fluorescein and lissamine green (observing the cornea, conjunctiva and eyelid margin)...
May 4, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736338/the-tfos-international-dry-eye-workshop-ii-report-of-the-tear-film-subcommittee
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REVIEW
Mark D P Willcox, Pablo Argüeso, Georgi Georgiev, Juha Holopainen, Gordon Laurie, Tom Millar, Eric Papas, Jannick Rolland, Tannin Schmidt, Ulrike Stahl, Tatiana Suarez, Lakshman Subbaraman, Omür Uçakhan, Lyndon Jones
The members of the Tear Film Subcommittee reviewed the role of the tear film in dry eye disease (DED). The Subcommittee reviewed biophysical and biochemical aspects of tears and how these change in DED. Clinically, DED is characterized by loss of tear volume, more rapid breakup of the tear film and increased evaporation of tears from the ocular surface. The tear film is composed of many substances including lipids, proteins, mucins and electrolytes. All of these contribute to the integrity of the tear film but exactly how they interact is still an area of active research...
March 30, 2017: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732188/adapted-methods-for-scanning-electron-microscopy-in-assessment-of-human-sperm-morphology
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Petra Nussdorfer, Ines Cilenšek, Branko Zorn, Daniel Petrovič
Infertility is a widespread problem, and in some cases, the routine basic semen analysis is not sufficient to detect the cause of male infertility. The use of the scanning electron microscope (SEM) could provide a detailed insight into spermatozoa morphology, but it requires specific sample preparation techniques. The purpose of this study was to select, adjust, and optimize a method for the preparation of spermatozoa samples prior to SEM analysis, and to establish the protocol required for its use in clinical practice...
July 21, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
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