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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938784/immunocastration-as-an-alternative-to-caponization-evaluation-of-its-effect-on-body-and-bone-development-and-on-meat-color-and-composition
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M A G Quaresma, I C Antunes, M F Ribeiro, S Prazeres, R J B Bessa, P Martins da Costa
Caponization is associated with some morbidity and mortality, which contributes to important economic losses. This practice is executed without any pain relief (neither anesthesia nor analgesia) and can be painful and without consideration of animal welfare. On the other hand, immunocastration accomplished by Improvac and Bovipriva in pigs and cattle represents a noninvasive procedure, and for that reason is regarded as an alternative with improved animal welfare. This study includes 4 experimental groups consisting of capons, slips, roosters, and birds submitted to the Improvac treatment...
October 1, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938656/the-prognostic-and-diagnostic-value-of-circulating-tumor-cells-in-bladder-cancer-and-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-a-meta-analysis-of-30-published-studies
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Zheng Zhang, Wei Fan, Qiaoling Deng, Shihui Tang, Ping Wang, Peipei Xu, June Wang, Mingxia Yu
There are inconsistent conclusions in the association between circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and urothelial cancer (UC). We performed a meta-analysis to assess the prognostic and diagnostic value of CTCs in UC. We search Medline, Embase and Web of science for relevant studies. The study was set up according to the inclusion/exclusion criteria. 30 published studies with a total of 2161 urothelial cancer patients were included. Meta-analysis showed that CTC-positive was significantly associated with tumor stage (≤ II vs III, IV) (OR = 4...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938634/a-novel-predictive-model-using-routinely-clinical-parameters-to-predict-liver-fibrosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Jian Wang, Xiaomin Yan, Yue Yang, Haiyan Chang, Bei Jia, Xiang-An Zhao, Guangmei Chen, Juan Xia, Yong Liu, Yuxin Chen, Guiyang Wang, Li Wang, Zhaoping Zhang, Weimao Ding, Rui Huang, Chao Wu
OBJECTIVES: Noninvasive models have been established for the assessment of liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B(CHB). However, the predictive performance of these established models remains inconclusive. We aimed to develop a novel predictive model for liver fibrosis in CHB based on routinely clinical parameters. RESULTS: Platelets(PLT), the standard deviation of red blood cell distribution width(RDW-SD), alkaline phosphatase(ALP) and globulin were independent predictors of significant fibrosis by multivariable analysis...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938301/are-we-fully-utilizing-the-functionalities-of-modern-operating-room-ventilators
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Shujie Liu, Robert M Kacmarek, Jun Oto
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The modern operating room ventilators have become very sophisticated and many of their features are comparable with those of an ICU ventilator. To fully utilize the functionality of modern operating room ventilators, it is important for clinicians to understand in depth the working principle of these ventilators and their functionalities. RECENT FINDINGS: Piston ventilators have the advantages of delivering accurate tidal volume and certain flow compensation functions...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938160/nilotinib-enhances-tumor-angiogenesis-and-counteracts-vegfr2-blockade-in-an-orthotopic-breast-cancer-xenograft-model-with-desmoplastic-response
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Sara Zafarnia, Jessica Bzyl-Ibach, Igor Spivak, Yongping Li, Susanne Koletnik, Dennis Doleschel, Anne Rix, Sibylle Pochon, Isabelle Tardy, Seena Koyadan, Marc van Zandvoort, Moritz Palmowski, Fabian Kiessling, Wiltrud Lederle
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)/VEGF receptor (VEGFR)-targeted therapies predominantly affect nascent, immature tumor vessels. Since platelet-derived growth factor receptor (PDGFR) blockade inhibits vessel maturation and thus increases the amount of immature tumor vessels, we evaluated whether the combined PDGFR inhibition by nilotinib and VEGFR2 blockade by DC101 has synergistic therapy effects in a desmoplastic breast cancer xenograft model. In this context, besides immunohistological evaluation, molecular ultrasound imaging with BR55, the clinically used VEGFR2-targeted microbubbles, was applied to monitor VEGFR2-positive vessels noninvasively and to assess the therapy effects on tumor angiogenesis...
September 19, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937495/noninvasive-computed-tomography-derived-fractional-flow-reserve-based-on-structural-and-fluid-analysis-reproducibility-of-on-site-determination-by-unexperienced-observers
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Keiken Ri, Kanako K Kumamaru, Shinichiro Fujimoto, Yuko Kawaguchi, Tomotaka Dohi, Sou Yamada, Kazuhisa Takamura, Yosuke Kogure, Norikazu Yamada, Etsuro Kato, Ryusuke Irie, Tomohiro Takamura, Michimasa Suzuki, Masaaki Hori, Shigeki Aoki, Hiroyuki Daida
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the reproducibility of computed tomography (CT)-derived fractional flow reserve (FFR) determined on site by inexperienced observers using a postprocessing software based on structural and fluid analysis. METHODS: Using 21 coronary vessels in 7 patients who underwent 320-row coronary CT angiography and catheter-FFR, 2 independent inexperienced observers (A: a student radiation technologist; B: a nonmedical staff) determined the CT-FFR using a postprocessing software...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937404/genotyping-to-prevent-rh-disease-has-the-time-come
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C Ellen van der Schoot, Masja de Haas, Frederik Banch Clausen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we analyzed the current literature on noninvasive fetal RHD typing to answer the question whether the administration of RhIg to prevent D-alloimmunization during pregnancy can be safely guided by fetal RHD typing. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently the first centers that implemented large-scale nationwide fetal RHD typing in the second trimester for targeted RhIg administration have published their studies evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of their screening programs...
September 20, 2017: Current Opinion in Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937242/pupillary-light-reflex-is-altered-in-adolescent-depression
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A Mestanikova, I Ondrejka, M Mestanik, D Cesnekova, Z Visnovcova, I Bujnakova, M Oppa, A Calkovska, I Tonhajzerova
Major depressive disorder is associated with abnormal autonomic regulation which could be noninvasively studied using pupillometry. However, the studies in adolescent patients are rare. Therefore, we aimed to study the pupillary light reflex (PLR), which could provide novel important information about dynamic balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system in adolescent patients suffering from major depression. We have examined 25 depressive adolescent girls (age 15.2+/-0.3 year) prior to pharmacotherapy and 25 age/gender-matched healthy subjects...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937240/baroreflex-sensitivity-in-premature-infants-relation-to-the-parameters-characterizing-intrauterine-and-postnatal-condition
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K Haskova, M Javorka, B Czippelova, M Zibolen, K Javorka
At present, there are insufficient information about baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) and factors that determine BRS in premature newborns. The objective of this study was to determine the relationship between BRS and the characteristics that reflecting the intrauterine development (gestational age and birth weight), as well as postnatal development (postconception age and the actual weight of the child at the time of measurement). We examined 57 premature infants, who were divided into groups according to gestational age and postconception age as well as birth weight, and weight at the time of measurement...
September 22, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937054/the-importance-of-bone-biopsy-in-chronic-kidney-disease-mineral-bone-disorders
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REVIEW
Periklis Dousdampanis, Kostantina Trigka
Renal osteodystrophy (ROD) is not a uniform bone disease; it is a heterogeneous group of metabolic bone diseases due to chronic kidney disease (CKD). The traditional term of ROD does not accurately include the wide spectrum of "CKD-mineral and bone disorder" (CKD-MBD) and has been restricted to define the several specific histologic disturbances of bone disease associated with CKD. Circulating parathyroid hormone (PTH) and total alkaline phosphatase levels do not always reflect bone turnover in CKD-MBD, whereas bone biopsy provides precise information regarding bone pathology...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937041/evaluation-of-circulating-endometrial-cells-as-a-biomarker-for-endometriosis
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Ying Chen, Hong-Lan Zhu, Zhe-Wen Tang, Kuang Hong Neoh, Dong-Fang Ouyang, Heng Cui, Hong-Yan Cheng, Rui-Qiong Ma, Xue Ye, Ray Ps Han, Xiao-Hong Chang
BACKGROUND: Circulating endometrial cells (CECs) have been reported to be present in the peripheral blood of women with endometriosis (EM), providing clear and specific evidence of the presence of ectopic lesions. In this study, we established a method with a high detection rate of CECs, assessed the diagnostic value of CECs for EM and compared with serum CA125, and proposed a hypothesis for the pathogenesis of EM from the new perspective of CECs. METHODS: The participants were enrolled prospectively from October 2015 to July 2016...
October 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935626/wide-variability-in-prethrombectomy-workflow-practices-in-the-united-states-a-multicenter-survey
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A P Kansagra, G C Meyers, M S Kruzich, D T Cross, C J Moran
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Clinical outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke caused by large vessel occlusion depend on the speed and quality of workflows leading to mechanical thrombectomy. In the absence of universally accepted best practices for workflow, developing stroke hospitals can benefit from improved awareness of real-world workflows in effect at experienced centers. To this end, we surveyed prethrombectomy workflow practices at stroke centers throughout the United States...
September 21, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935624/the-brain-thermal-response-as-a-potential-neuroimaging-biomarker-of-cerebrovascular-impairment
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C C Fleischer, J Wu, D Qiu, S-E Park, F Nahab, S Dehkharghani
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Brain temperature is critical for homeostasis, relating intimately to cerebral perfusion and metabolism. Cerebral thermometry is historically challenged by the cost and invasiveness of clinical and laboratory methodologies. We propose the use of noninvasive MR thermometry in patients with cerebrovascular disease, hypothesizing the presence of a measurable brain thermal response reflecting the tissue hemodynamic state. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Contemporaneous imaging and MR thermometry were performed in 10 patients (32-68 years of age) undergoing acetazolamide challenge for chronic, anterior circulation steno-occlusive disease...
September 21, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935493/update-on-egfr-mutational-testing-and-the-potential-of-noninvasive-liquid-biopsy-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Edward Kim, Rebecca Feldman, Ignacio I Wistuba
Mutations in the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) are important drivers of non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and have led to the emergence of EGFR-targeted therapies as critical treatment options for NSCLC. Although these agents have shown clinical activity in NSCLC patients, acquired resistance to EGFR-targeted agents is inevitable. Therefore, the ability to conveniently biopsy patient tumors is of increasing importance as new mechanisms of resistance and agents to target these resistance mutations are identified...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935200/benefit-risk-of-intraoperative-liver-biopsy-during-bariatric-surgery-review-and-perspectives
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REVIEW
Sandrine Barbois, Catherine Arvieux, Vincent Leroy, Fabian Reche, Nathalie Stürm, Anne-Laure Borel
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a metabolic complication of obesity that encompasses a spectrum of conditions, including hepatic steatosis, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), cirrhosis, and end-stage liver disease. Screening for NAFLD is important to limit progression, allow early detection of carcinoma, and follow the need for liver transplantation. Although noninvasive markers exist, hepatic histologic evaluation remains the gold standard for diagnosis. To reduce the risk of complications after liver biopsy but increase the accuracy of NAFLD diagnosis, hepatic tissue can be sampled during bariatric surgery...
August 14, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934914/new-concept-of-3d-printed-bone-clip-polylactic-acid-hydroxyapatite-silk-composite-for-internal-fixation-of-bone-fractures
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Yeung Kyu Yeon, Hae Sang Park, Jung Min Lee, Ji Seung Lee, Young Jin Lee, Md Tipu Sultan, Ye Bin Seo, Ok Joo Lee, Soon Hee Kim, Chan Hum Park
Open reduction with internal fixation is commonly used for the treatment of bone fractures. However, postoperative infection associated with internal fixation devices (intramedullary nails, plates, and screws) remains a significant complication, and it is technically difficult to fix multiple fragmented bony fractures using internal fixation devices. In addition, drilling in the bone to install devices can lead to secondary fracture, bone necrosis associated with postoperative infection. In this study, we developed bone clip type internal fixation device using three- dimensional (3D) printing technology...
September 22, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934529/traveling-slow-oscillations-during-sleep-a-marker-of-brain-connectivity-in-childhood
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Salome Kurth, Brady A Riedner, Douglas C Dean, Jonathan O'Muircheartaigh, Reto Huber, Oskar G Jenni, Sean C L Deoni, Monique K LeBourgeois
Slow oscillations, a defining characteristic of the nonrapid eye movement sleep electroencephalogram (EEG), proliferate across the scalp in highly reproducible patterns. In adults, the propagation of slow oscillations is a recognized fingerprint of brain connectivity and excitability. In this study, we (1) describe for the first time maturational features of sleep slow oscillation propagation in children (n = 23; 2-13 years) using high-density (hd) EEG and (2) examine associations between sleep slow oscillatory propagation characteristics (ie, distance, traveling speed, cortical involvement) and white matter myelin microstructure as measured with multicomponent Driven Equilibrium Single Pulse Observation of T1 and T2-magnetic resonance imaging (mcDESPOT-MRI)...
September 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933999/minimal-residual-disease-assessment-in-lymphoma-methods-and-applications
#18
Alex F Herrera, Philippe Armand
Standard methods for disease response assessment in patients with lymphoma, including positron emission tomography and computed tomography scans, are imperfect. In other hematologic malignancies, particularly leukemias, the ability to detect minimal residual disease (MRD) is increasingly influencing treatment paradigms. However, in many subtypes of lymphoma, the application of MRD assessment techniques, like flow cytometry or polymerase chain reaction-based methods, has been challenging because of the absence of readily detected circulating disease or canonic chromosomal translocations...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933211/traumatic-brain-injury-current-treatment-strategies-and-future-endeavors
#19
Michael Galgano, Gentian Toshkezi, Xuecheng Qiu, Thomas Russell, Lawrence Chin, Li-Ru Zhao
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) presents in various forms ranging from mild alterations of consciousness to an unrelenting comatose state and death. In the most severe form of TBI, the entirety of the brain is affected by a diffuse type of injury and swelling. Treatment modalities vary extensively based on the severity of the injury and range from daily cognitive therapy sessions to radical surgery such as bilateral decompressive craniectomies. Guidelines have been set forth regarding the optimal management of TBI, but they must be taken in context of the situation and cannot be used in every individual circumstance...
July 2017: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932729/a-novel-and-simple-method-using-a-transanal-intestinal-long-tube-for-protecting-intestinal-anastomosis-and-decompressing-the-small-bowel
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So Hyun Nam
PURPOSE: I introduce the use of transanal intestinal long tube (TILT) using nasogastric tube. TILT passes from anus to the anastomosis, helping to decompress a dilated bowel loop. METHODS: TILT procedure was limited to those patients predicting a severe luminal size discrepancy after intestinal anastomosis, and who had postoperative prolonged ileus. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 10 infants (7 male an 3 female patients) who were treated using the TILT procedure between 2012 and 2016...
September 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
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