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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342347/assumed-non-persistent-environmental-chemicals-in-human-adipose-tissue-matrix-stability-and-correlation-with-levels-measured-in-urine-and-serum
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F Artacho-Cordón, J P Arrebola, O Nielsen, P Hernández, N E Skakkebaek, M F Fernández, A M Andersson, N Olea, H Frederiksen
The aim of this study was to (1) optimize a method for the measurement of parabens and phenols in adipose tissue, (2) evaluate the stability of chemical residues in adipose tissue samples, and (3) study correlations of these compounds in urine, serum, and adipose tissue. Samples were obtained from adults undergoing trauma surgery. Nine phenols and seven parabens were determined by isotope diluted TurboFlow-LC-MS/MS. The analytical method showed good accuracy and precision. Limits of detection (LOD) for parabens and phenols ranged from 0...
March 22, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340192/prediction-equation-for-calculating-residual-kidney-urea-clearance-using-urine-collections-for-different-hemodialysis-treatment-frequencies-and-interdialytic-intervals
#2
Yoshitsugu Obi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Elani Streja, John T Daugirdas
Background.: The purpose of the study was to explore the precision of an equation designed to estimate residual kidney urea clearance (K RU ) from interdialytic urine collection data and pre-hemodialysis (HD) serum urea nitrogen (SUN) in different hemodialysis treatment schedules. Methods.: The generalizability of the proposed equation was tested in 32 731 HD treatments where urine was collected prior to a dialysis session, mostly for 24 h but sometimes longer, in patients being dialyzed 1-4 times/week...
March 15, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339443/clinical-outcome-of-augmentation-enterocystoplasty-for-patients-with-ketamine-induced-cystitis
#3
Yu Khun Lee, Jia-Fong Jhang, Hann-Chorng Kuo
BACKGROUND: Ketamine abuse has become a global phenomenon in recent years. Ketamine-induced cystitis (KC) is a new clinical syndrome which can result in severely inflamed bladder and intractable bladder pain. Currently there is no guideline for managing patients with KC. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the clinical outcome of patients with KC managed with augmentation enterocystoplasty (AE). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective interventional study. SETTING: A tertiary teaching hospital, Hualien Tzu Chi Hospital...
March 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334722/even-a-moderate-fluid-removal-rate-during-individualised-haemodialysis-session-times-is-associated-with-decreased-patient-survival
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Charles Chazot, Cyril Vo-Van, Christie Lorriaux, Patrik Deleaval, Brice Mayor, Jean-Marc Hurot, Guillaume Jean
BACKGROUND: Several studies report that fluid removal rate (FRR) above 10-13 mL/h/kg is associated with increased mortality in haemodialysis (HD) patients. AIM: The aims of this study are to assess the influence of moderate FRR on survival in a cohort of prevalent dialysis patients with various dialysis session times and to challenge the FRR thresholds associated with increased mortality risk reported previously. METHODS: Interdialytic weight gain (IDWG) and FRR (calculated from ultrafiltration [UF], target weight, and session time prescriptions) were studied in 190 prevalent dialysis patients (female: 42%, mean age: 69...
March 24, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327453/combining-transcutaneous-electrical-nerve-stimulation-tens-with-oxybutynin-is-superior-to-monotherapy-in-children-with-urge-incontinence-a-randomized-placebo-controlled-study
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L Borch, S Hagstroem, K Kamperis, C V Siggaard, S Rittig
PURPOSE: To evaluate if combination therapy with TENS and oxybutynin results in a superior treatment response than monotherapy with the two modalities in childhood urge incontinence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this placebo-controlled study 66 urge incontinent children (mean age 7.3 ± 1.6 years) were randomized into three treatment groups. Group 1: active TENS + active oxybutynin (n = 22). Group 2: active TENS + placebo oxybutynin (n = 21). Group 3: active oxybutynin + placebo TENS (n = 23)...
March 18, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322961/galactoglucomannan-rich-hemicellulose-extract-from-norway-spruce-picea-abies-exerts-beneficial-effects-on-chronic-prostatic-inflammation-and-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-vivo
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Konkol Yvonne, Vuorikoski Heikki, Tuomela Johanna, Holmbom Bjarne, Bernoulli Jenni
Galactoglucomannan (GGM) is the main hemicellulose class in wood of coniferous trees and could be potentially utilized as a possible health-promoting substance for food and pharmaceutical industry. Our aim was to evaluate effects of orally administered GGM-rich extract from Norway spruce in a rat model of chronic prostatitis associated with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Prostatic inflammation and LUTS was induced in male rats using testosterone and 17β-estradiol exposure for 18 weeks. Rats were treated with 2% GGM dissolved in drinking water during weeks 13-18...
March 16, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322048/residues-of-salbutamol-and-identification-of-its-metabolites-in-beef-cattle
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Kai Zhang, Chaohua Tang, Qingshi Meng, Wei Du, Tao Bo, Qingyu Zhao, Xiaowei Liang, Shengsheng Liu, Zhixu Zhang, Junmin Zhang
Salbutamol, a selective β2-agonist, endangers the safety of animal products because of illegal use in food animals. Residues of salbutamol and its metabolites were investigated to select appropriate targets and marker residues for monitoring the illegal use of salbutamol. Ten metabolites of salbutamol were identified from plasma, urine, liver, and kidney samples; of these, six were newly identified. There were significant differences (P < 0.01) between the concentrations of parent (non-conjugated) and total (conjugated + non-conjugated) salbutamol in plasma, urine, liver, and kidney tissues...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300766/an-improved-label-free-indirect-competitive-spr-immunosensor-and-its-comparison-with-conventional-elisa-for-ractopamine-detection-in-swine-urine
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Sai Wang, Shuai Zhao, Xiao Wei, Shan Zhang, Jiahui Liu, Yiyang Dong
Ractopamine (RCT) is banned for use in animals in many countries, and it is urgent to develop efficient methods for specific and sensitive RCT detection. A label-free indirect competitive surface plasmon resonance (SPR) immunosensor was first developed with a primary antibody herein and then improved by a secondary antibody for the detection of RCT residue in swine urine. Meanwhile, a pre-incubation process of RCT and the primary antibody was performed to further improve the sensitivity. With all the key parameters optimized, the improved immunosenor can attain a linear range of 0...
March 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295607/incremental-hemodialysis-the-university-of-california-irvine-experience
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Mehrdad Ghahremani-Ghajar, Vanessa Rojas-Bautista, Wei-Ling Lau, Madeleine Pahl, Miguel Hernandez, Anna Jin, Uttam Reddy, Jason Chou, Yoshitsugu Obi, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Connie M Rhee
Incremental hemodialysis has been examined as a viable hemodialysis regimen for selected end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. Preservation of residual kidney function (RKF) has been the driving impetus for this approach given its benefits upon the survival and quality of life of dialysis patients. While clinical practice guidelines recommend an incremental start of dialysis in peritoneal dialysis patients with substantial RKF, there remains little guidance with respect to incremental hemodialysis as an initial renal replacement therapy regimen...
March 14, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293871/greenlight-laser-photoselective-vaporization-of-the-prostate-for-treatment-of-benign-prostate-hyperplasia-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-in-patients-with-different-post-void-residual-urine
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Fei Luo, Hong-Hong Sun, Yan-Hui Su, Zhi-Hua Zhang, Ya-Shen Wang, Zhen Zhao, Jian Li
The purpose of this study is to assess the safety and efficacy of GreenLight laser photoselective vaporization of the prostate (PVP) for the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia/lower urinary tract symptoms (BPH/LUTS) in patients with different post-void residual urine (PVR). BPH/LUTS patients treated with PVP from January 2014 to January 2016 were enrolled in the present study. All patients were divided into PVR > 50, 50 ≤ PVR < 400, and PVR ≥ 400 ml groups, and standard general and urological methods for BPH/LUTS were carried out...
March 14, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283710/clinical-and-urodynamic-assessment-in-patients-with-pelvic-organ-prolapse-before-and-after-laparoscopic-sacrocolpopexy
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Bahiyah Abdullah, Jimmy Nomura, Shingo Moriyama, Tingwen Huang, Shino Tokiwa, Mio Togo
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesized that patient-reported urinary symptoms and urodynamic evaluation improve after laparoscopic sacrocolpopexy (LSC) despite deeper vesicovaginal space dissection. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of women with pelvic organ prolapse who underwent LSC from January 2013 to January 2016 in a tertiary center. Urinary function was clinically evaluated using the International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire - Short Form (ICIQ-SF), the Overactive Bladder Symptom Score (OABSS) and the Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory Questionnaire- - Short Form 20 (PFDI-20)...
March 10, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281545/il-17-induces-reactive-astrocytes-and-up-regulation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-vegf-through-jak-stat-signaling
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Tao You, Yihui Bi, Jun Li, Mingkai Zhang, Xuezhou Chen, Keke Zhang, Jun Li
Spinal cord injury is a grave neurological disability resulting in neuron degeneration and permanent paralysis. The inflammation triggered by the injury would promote the spinal cord lesion in turn. Activated astrocytes during inflammatory response could promote glial scar formation and contribute to the progression of the spinal cord injury. Interleukin 17 (IL-17) was upregulated in inflammatory responses to contusion or compression of the spinal cord. in this study, IL-17 could induce reactive astrocytes which was indicated by a well-known hallmark glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) in vitro and in vivo...
March 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279875/dual-cloud-point-extraction-coupled-to-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-for-simultaneous-determination-of-trace-sulfonamide-antimicrobials-in-urine-and-water-samples
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Chunyan Nong, Zongliang Niu, Pengyao Li, Chunping Wang, Wanyu Li, Yingying Wen
Dual-cloud point extraction (dCPE) was successfully developed for simultaneous extraction of trace sulfonamides (SAs) including sulfamerazine (SMZ), sulfadoxin (SDX), sulfathiazole (STZ) in urine and water samples. Several parameters affecting the extraction were optimized, such as sample pH, concentration of Triton X-114, extraction temperature and time, centrifugation rate and time, back-extraction solution pH, back-extraction temperature and time, back-extraction centrifugation rate and time. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was applied for the SAs analysis...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265323/bladder-and-bowel-dysfunction-in-children-an-update-on-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-a-common-but-underdiagnosed-pediatric-problem
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REVIEW
Joana Dos Santos, Roberto I Lopes, Martin A Koyle
Bladder and bowel dysfunction (BBD) describes a spectrum of lower urinary symptoms (LUTS) accompanied by fecal elimination issues that manifest primarily by constipation and/or encopresis. This increasingly common entity is a potential cause of significant physical and psychosocial burden for children and families. BBD is commonly associated with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) and recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs), which at its extreme may lead to renal scarring and kidney failure. Additionally, BBD is frequently seen in children diagnosed with behavioural and neuropsychiatric disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD)...
January 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262756/urodynamic-prognostic-factors-for-large-post-void-residual-urine-volume-after-intravesical-injection-of-onabotulinumtoxina-for-overactive-bladder
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Sheng-Mou Hsiao, Ho-Hsiung Lin, Hann-Chorng Kuo
The aim of this study was to identify factors predicting large post-void residual (PVR) (defined as ≥200 mL), an important unsolved problem, after an intravesical injection of onabotulinumtoxinA in patients with overactive bladder syndrome. The data showed that 133 of 290 patients had a large PVR after treatment. Multivariate analysis found that the baseline 3-day daytime frequency episodes and voiding efficiency were independent predictors for postoperative large PVR. A receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis showed the following optimum cut-off values: (1) 3-day daytime frequency episodes = 25, which has a ROC area of 0...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261682/efficacy-and-safety-of-a-readjustable-midurethral-sling-remeex-system-for-stress-urinary-incontinence-with-female-voiding-dysfunction
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Jae-Wook Chung, Eun Sang Yoo
PURPOSE: We investigated the efficacy and safety of a readjustable midurethral sling (Remeex system) for stress urinary incontinence with female voiding dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2007 to December 2015, 151 women received the Remeex system. We excluded patients who presented with pelvic organ prolapse and/or who missed the regular follow-up. Finally, 102 patients were included in the study, and we divided them into 2 groups: group A (n=74), who did not present with female voiding dysfunction and group B (n=28), who presented with female voiding dysfunction...
March 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252003/integrating-liquid-biopsies-into-the-management-of-cancer
#17
REVIEW
Giulia Siravegna, Silvia Marsoni, Salvatore Siena, Alberto Bardelli
During cancer progression and treatment, multiple subclonal populations of tumour cells compete with one another, with selective pressures leading to the emergence of predominant subclones that replicate and spread most proficiently, and are least susceptible to treatment. At present, the molecular landscapes of solid tumours are established using surgical or biopsy tissue samples. Tissue-based tumour profiles are, however, subject to sampling bias, provide only a snapshot of tumour heterogeneity, and cannot be obtained repeatedly...
March 2, 2017: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248032/-the-risk-of-bladder-cancer-in-patients-with-prostatic-hyperplasia-and-strategies-to-manage-this-combination
#18
Yu G Alyaev, A M Pshikhachev, A N Perekalina
The combination of bladder cancer with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) occurs in 5-27% of cases. The link between these diseases has not yet been closely investigated. The main role in the pathogenesis of bladder cancer combined with BPH is played by the residual urine and prolonged exposure of urothelium to the urine carcinogens. The choice of surgical treatment modality for the combination of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer and BPH is still a matter of debate. There is no consensus on the safety and appropriateness of simultaneous transurethral resection of the bladder and prostate in these patients...
November 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248017/-quality-of-life-as-an-effectiveness-criterion-of-surgical-treatment-for-anterior-urethral-strictures
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A N Shibaev, V V Bazaev, Yu V Pavlova
RELEVANCE: Recent trends in the contemporary medicine have shown a growing request for the personalized choice of treatment and evaluation of its results. PROM-USS questionnaire has been designed for patients undergoing surgical correction of anterior urethral strictures to measure the treatment success using patient reported outcomes in numerical terms. AIM: To test the effectiveness of different surgical modalities for anterior urethral strictures using patient reported outcomes...
November 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248016/-ipss-qol-questionnaire-in-assessing-symptoms-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-anterior-urethral-stricture
#20
V V Bazaev, A N Shibaev, Yu V Pavlova
RELEVANCE: The IPSS-QOL questionnaire is frequently used to assess symptoms and quality of life of men with urethral strictures. However, the psychometric properties of the questionnaire in assessing these patients have not been evaluated. AIM: To test the psychometric properties of the IPSS-QoL questionnaire in assessing patients with anterior urethral strictures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty five men with anterior urethral strictures self-completed the IPSS-QoL questionnaire...
November 2016: Urologii︠a︡
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