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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428705/methemoglobinemia-living-with-dormant-devil
#1
Dhiraj J Trivedi, Bandi Joshiraj, Vijay Bidkar, Raghavendra Rao
Methemoglobin is an oxidized form of hemoglobin. NADH methemoglobin reductase deficiency or inactivity is the cause of methemoglobin. Excessive production, resulting in accumulation, causes methemoglobinemia. It can be congenital or acquired. We present a case of dormant congenital methemoglobinemia detected accidentally on preoperative assessment, due to low oxygen saturation even at F1O2-1.0 associated with central cyanosis. The patient had 27.7 % methemoglobin, living his life without any complications...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423030/molecular-characterization-of-cryptosporidium-and-giardia-from-the-tasmanian-devil-sarcophilus-harrisii
#2
Liana F Wait, Samantha Fox, Sarah Peck, Michelle L Power
The Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial found only in the wild in Tasmania, Australia. Tasmanian devils are classified as endangered and are currently threatened by devil facial tumour disease, a lethal transmissible cancer that has decimated the wild population in Tasmania. To prevent extinction of Tasmanian devils, conservation management was implemented in 2003 under the Save the Tasmanian Devil Program. This study aimed to assess if conservation management was altering the interactions between Tasmanian devils and their parasites...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422534/in-situ-sampling-of-relative-dust-devil-particle-loads-and-their-vertical-grain-size-distributions
#3
Jan Raack, Dennis Reiss, Matthew R Balme, Kamal Taj-Eddine, Gian Gabriele Ori
During a field campaign in the Sahara Desert in southern Morocco, spring 2012, we sampled the vertical grain size distribution of two active dust devils that exhibited different dimensions and intensities. With these in situ samples of grains in the vortices, it was possible to derive detailed vertical grain size distributions and measurements of the lifted relative particle load. Measurements of the two dust devils show that the majority of all lifted particles were only lifted within the first meter (∼46...
April 19, 2017: Astrobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392036/is-the-blood-eosinophil-count-a-useful-biomarker-in-copd-the-devil-is-in-the-details
#4
Bartolome Celli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 6, 2017: Archivos de Bronconeumología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388772/transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-a-deal-with-the-devil
#5
Thomas Walther, Jörg Kempfert, Axel Linke
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385403/the-devil-is-always-in-the-details
#6
EDITORIAL
Karen A Hicks, Robert J Temple
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383646/irrecist-and-irecist-the-devil-is-in-the-details
#7
J Le Lay, H Jarraya, L Lebellec, N Penel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 5, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379457/pedigree-analysis-reveals-a-generational-decline-in-reproductive-success-of-captive-tasmanian-devil-sarcophilus-harrisii-implications-for-captive-management-of-threatened-species
#8
Katherine A Farquharson, Carolyn J Hogg, Catherine E Grueber
Captive breeding programs are an increasingly popular tool to augment the conservation of threatened wild populations. Many programs keep detailed pedigrees, which are used to prescribe breeding targets to meet demographic and genetic goals. Annual breeding targets are based on previous productivity, but do not account for changes in reproductive success that may occur over generations in captivity and which may impair the ability of a program to meet its goals. We utilise a large studbook from the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) captive breeding program to investigate biological, genetic and environmental factors that affect variation in reproductive success among individuals and over generations of captive breeding...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377859/intraregional-differences-of-perioperative-management-strategy-for-lumbar-disc-herniation-is-the-devil-really-in-the-details
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Cesare Zoia, Daniele Bongetta, Jacopo C Poli, Mariarosaria Verlotta, Raffaelino Pugliese, Paolo Gaetani
BACKGROUND: This study intends to evaluate whether regional common habits or differences in case-volume between surgeons are significative variables in the perioperative management of patients undergoing surgery for lumbar disc herniation. METHODS: An e-mail survey was sent to all neurosurgeons working in Lombardy, Italy's most populated region. The survey consisted of 17 questions about the perioperative management of lumbar disc herniation. RESULTS: Forty-seven percent (47%) out of 206 Lombard neurosurgeons answered the survey...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373383/segmentation-in-cohesive-systems-constrained-by-elastic-environments
#10
I Novak, L Truskinovsky
The complexity of fracture-induced segmentation in elastically constrained cohesive (fragile) systems originates from the presence of competing interactions. The role of discreteness in such phenomena is of interest in a variety of fields, from hierarchical self-assembly to developmental morphogenesis. In this paper, we study the analytically solvable example of segmentation in a breakable mass-spring chain elastically linked to a deformable lattice structure. We explicitly construct the complete set of local minima of the energy in this prototypical problem and identify among them the states corresponding to the global energy minima...
May 13, 2017: Philosophical Transactions. Series A, Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356513/the-devil-is-in-the-details-for-dna-mismatch-repair
#11
Peggy Hsieh, Yongliang Zhang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 4, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341828/variants-in-the-host-genome-may-inhibit-tumour-growth-in-devil-facial-tumours-evidence-from-genome-wide-association
#12
Belinda Wright, Cali E Willet, Rodrigo Hamede, Menna Jones, Katherine Belov, Claire M Wade
Devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) has decimated wild populations of Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) due to its ability to avoid immune detection and pass from host to host by biting. A small number of devils have been observed to spontaneously recover from the disease which is otherwise fatal. We have sequenced the genomes of these rare cases and compared them to the genomes of devils who succumbed to the disease. Genome-wide association, based on this limited sampling, highlighted two key genomic regions potentially associated with ability to survive DFTD...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324966/random-forests-to-predict-tumor-recurrence-following-cervical-cancer-therapy-using-pre-and-per-treatment-18-f-fdg-pet-parameters
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Geoffrey Roman-Jimenez, Oscar Acosta, Julie Leseur, Anne Devillers, Henri Der Sarkissian, Lina Guzman, Eloi'se Grossiord, Juan-David Ospina, Renaud De Crevoisier
The ability to predict tumor recurrence after chemoradiotherapy of locally advanced cervical cancer is a crucial clinical issue to intensify the treatment of the most high-risk patients. The objective of this study was to investigate tumor metabolism characteristics extracted from pre- and per-treatment (18)F-FDG PET images to predict 3-year overall recurrence (OR). A total of 53 locally advanced cervical cancer patients underwent pre- and per-treatment (18)F-FDG PET (respectively PET1 and PET2). Tumor metabolism was characterized through several delineations using different thresholds, based on a percentage of the maximum uptake, and applied by region-growing...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316882/sympathy-for-the-devil-a-conservation-strategy-for-devil-and-manta-rays
#14
Julia M Lawson, Sonja V Fordham, Mary P O'Malley, Lindsay N K Davidson, Rachel H L Walls, Michelle R Heupel, Guy Stevens, Daniel Fernando, Ania Budziak, Colin A Simpfendorfer, Isabel Ender, Malcolm P Francis, Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara, Nicholas K Dulvy
BACKGROUND: International trade for luxury products, medicines, and tonics poses a threat to both terrestrial and marine wildlife. The demand for and consumption of gill plates (known as Peng Yu Sai, "Fish Gill of Mobulid Ray") from devil and manta rays (subfamily Mobulinae, collectively referred to as mobulids) poses a significant threat to these marine fishes because of their extremely low productivity. The demand for these gill plates has driven an international trade supplied by largely unmonitored and unregulated catches from target and incidental fisheries around the world...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315083/achieving-the-promise-of-therapeutic-extracellular-vesicles-the-devil-is-in-details-of-therapeutic-loading
#15
REVIEW
Dhruvitkumar S Sutaria, Mohamed Badawi, Mitch A Phelps, Thomas D Schmittgen
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) represent a class of cell secreted organelles which naturally contain biomolecular cargo such as miRNA, mRNA and proteins. EVs mediate intercellular communication, enabling the transfer of functional nucleic acids from the cell of origin to the recipient cells. In addition, EVs make an attractive delivery vehicle for therapeutics owing to their increased stability in circulation, biocompatibility, low immunogenicity and toxicity profiles. EVs can also be engineered to display targeting moieties on their surfaces which enables targeting to desired tissues, organs or cells...
May 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300197/significant-decline-in-anticancer-immune-capacity-during-puberty-in-the-tasmanian-devil
#16
Yuanyuan Cheng, Kim Heasman, Sarah Peck, Emma Peel, Rebecca M Gooley, Anthony T Papenfuss, Carolyn J Hogg, Katherine Belov
Tasmanian devils (Sarcophilus harrisii) are at risk of extinction in the wild due to Devil Facial Tumour Disease (DFTD), a rare contagious cancer. The prevalence of DFTD differs by age class: higher disease prevalence is seen in adults (2-3 years) versus younger devils (<2 years). Here we propose that immunological changes during puberty may play a role in susceptibility to DFTD. We show that the second year of life is a key developmental period for Tasmanian devils, during which they undergo puberty and pronounced changes in the immune system...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296155/obituary-of-thomas-e-starzl-md-phd
#17
J J Fung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 12, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288052/the-devil-is-in-the-detail-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-for-perioperative-kidney-protection
#18
Felix Kork, Holger K Eltzschig
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288042/metabolic-tumor-volume-and-total-lesion-glycolysis-in-oropharyngeal-cancer-treated-with-definitive-radiotherapy-which-threshold-is-the-best-predictor-of-local-control
#19
Joël Castelli, Adrien Depeursinge, Berardino de Bari, Anne Devillers, Renaud de Crevoisier, Jean Bourhis, John O Prior
PURPOSE: In the context of oropharyngeal cancer treated with definitive radiotherapy, the aim of this retrospective study was to identify the best threshold value to compute metabolic tumor volume (MTV) and/or total lesion glycolysis to predict local-regional control (LRC) and disease-free survival. METHODS: One hundred twenty patients with a locally advanced oropharyngeal cancer from 2 different institutions treated with definitive radiotherapy underwent FDG PET/CT before treatment...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276463/regression-of-devil-facial-tumour-disease-following-immunotherapy-in-immunised-tasmanian-devils
#20
Cesar Tovar, Ruth J Pye, Alexandre Kreiss, Yuanyuan Cheng, Gabriella K Brown, Jocelyn Darby, Roslyn C Malley, Hannah V T Siddle, Karsten Skjødt, Jim Kaufman, Anabel Silva, Adriana Baz Morelli, Anthony T Papenfuss, Lynn M Corcoran, James M Murphy, Martin J Pearse, Katherine Belov, A Bruce Lyons, Gregory M Woods
Devil facial tumour disease (DFTD) is a transmissible cancer devastating the Tasmanian devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) population. The cancer cell is the 'infectious' agent transmitted as an allograft by biting. Animals usually die within a few months with no evidence of antibody or immune cell responses against the DFTD allograft. This lack of anti-tumour immunity is attributed to an absence of cell surface major histocompatibility complex (MHC)-I molecule expression. While the endangerment of the devil population precludes experimentation on large experimental groups, those examined in our study indicated that immunisation and immunotherapy with DFTD cells expressing surface MHC-I corresponded with effective anti-tumour responses...
March 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
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