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Effective osmolarity

P D Austin, K S Hand, M Elia
BACKGROUND: As lipid in parenteral nutrition (PN) purportedly enhances microbial growth, recommendations limit infusion of lipid PN (or lipid emulsion) from a single container to 24h (48h for lipid-free PN). However, the associated evidence base is ambiguous. AIM: To examine factors affecting microbial growth in PN. METHODS: A systematic review with meta-analyses examined effects of nutrients on microbial growth in PN infusates over a 48-h period using the growth ratio {GR=log10[colony-forming units (cfu)/mL at 48h/cfu/mL at time zero]}...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Hospital Infection
James R Costello, Bobby Kalb, Diego R Martin
Since their clinical introduction in 1988, gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) have demonstrated an excellent safety profile with a reported acute adverse reaction rate ranging from 0.01% to 2%. By comparison, the acute adverse reaction rate of low osmolar nonionic computed tomography contrast agents (CTCs) ranges from 0.7% to 3.1%. Many of the risk factors associated with CTC reactions (drug allergies, asthma, atopy, prior contrast reaction) also point toward an increased incidence of acute adverse events to GBCAs...
June 29, 2016: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
Mohsen Yousefnezhad, Morteza Fotouhi, Kaveh Vejdani, Padideh Kamali-Zare
We present a universal model of brain tissue microstructure that dynamically links osmosis and diffusion with geometrical parameters of brain extracellular space (ECS). Our model robustly describes and predicts the nonlinear time dependency of tortuosity (λ=sqrt[D/D^{*}]) changes with very high precision in various media with uniform and nonuniform osmolarity distribution, as demonstrated by previously published experimental data (D = free diffusion coefficient, D^{*} = effective diffusion coefficient). To construct this model, we first developed a multiscale technique for computationally effective modeling of osmolarity in the brain tissue...
September 2016: Physical Review. E
Osama W Amro, Jessica K Paulus, Farzad Noubary, Ronald D Perrone
BACKGROUND: Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) affects millions of people worldwide. Vasopressin promotes disease progression. STUDY DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial with equal (1:1) allocation. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: This trial examined the effect of combining a low-osmolar (low-sodium [1,500mg/d], low-protein [0.8g per kilogram of body weight]) diet and adjusted water intake on vasopressin secretion in 34 patients with ADPKD...
September 20, 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
S R Kim, J H Lee, K H Park, H J Park, J W Park
BACKGROUND: Low-osmolar non-ionic radiocontrast media (RCMs) are commonly used throughout hospitals. However, the incidence of immediate adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to various low-osmolar non-ionic RCMs is not well studied. We compared the incidence of immediate ADRs among different low-osmolar non-ionic RCMs used in computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Severance Hospital has collected data for adverse reactions occurring in-hospital using an internally developed system...
September 20, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Allergy: Journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Muhittin Taskapili, Kubra Serefoglu Cabuk, Rukiye Aydin, Kursat Atalay, Ahmet Kirgiz, Dede Sit, Hasan Kayabasi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
Viola Vaňková Hausnerová, Christian Lanctôt
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: The levels of chromatin condensation usually correlate inversely with the levels of transcription. The mechanistic links between chromatin condensation and RNA polymerase II activity remain to be elucidated. In the present work, we sought to experimentally determine whether manipulation of chromatin condensation levels can have a direct effect on transcriptional activity. RESULTS: We generated a U-2-OS cell line in which the nascent transcription of a reporter gene could be imaged alongside chromatin compaction levels in living cells...
September 16, 2016: Biology of the Cell
M A Anderson, M D Mann, M A Evans, R L Sparks-Thissen
To survive, Escherichia coli must be able to survive in rapidly changing environmental conditions including changes in temperature and osmolarity. We have studied the role of the inner membrane protein YhiM in changing environmental conditions. Our data indicate that YhiM is required for normal growth at 37 and 41 °C but not 21 °C. YhiM-deficient cells grown at high temperatures spend more time in lag phase and stop growing at lower cell densities in comparison with their wild-type counterparts. They also have growth defects in low NaCl medium at 37 °C and do not grow at all at 41 °C...
September 14, 2016: Archives of Microbiology
Anica Winges, Tarcyane Barata Garcia, Philipp Prager, Peter Wiedemann, Leon Kohen, Andreas Bringmann, Margrit Hollborn
BACKGROUND: Diabetic retinopathy is associated with osmotic stress resulting from hyperglycemia and intracellular sorbitol accumulation. Systemic hypertension is a risk factor of diabetic retinopathy. High intake of dietary salt increases extracellular osmolarity resulting in systemic hypertension. We determined the effects of extracellular hyperosmolarity, chemical hypoxia, and oxidative stress on the gene expression of enzymes involved in sorbitol production and conversion in cultured human retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells...
September 14, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Jae-Woo Jung, Young Hun Choi, Chang Min Park, Heung Woo Park, Sang-Heon Cho, Hye-Ryun Kang
BACKGROUND: Corticosteroid prophylaxis has been widely adopted for the prevention of acute allergic-like reactions to iodinated contrast media, but its use is still controversial because there is no strong evidence supporting its efficacy before administration of nonionic low osmolar contrast media (LOCM). OBJECTIVE: To assess the outcomes of premedication in patients with previous acute allergic-like reactions to LOCM in clinical practice. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 322 high-risk patients who were reexposed to LOCM after premedication composed of antihistamines and/or systemic corticosteroids because of a previous history of acute allergic-like reactions to LOCM...
September 2016: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
D E Naumov, V P Kolosov, J M Perelman, A G Prikhodko
The effect of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) of TRPV4 gene on the development of airway hyperresponsiveness (39.7% of cases) in response to the decrease in osmolarity under inspiration of distilled water aerosol was studies in 189 patients with uncontrolled bronchial asthma. rs6606743 SNP was found to significantly contribute to the development of osmotic airway hyperresponsiveness. Analysis of the dominant genetic model revealed substantial prevalence of AG + GG genotype frequency in the group of patients with asthma with osmotic hyperresponsiveness in comparison with the patients who had negative response to bronchoprovocation...
July 2016: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
Ka Lung Chong, Amir Samsudin, Tee Chau Keng, Tengku Ain Kamalden, Norlina Ramli
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of nocturnal intermittent peritoneal dialysis (NIPD) on intraocular pressure (IOP) and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (ASOCT) parameters. Systemic changes associated with NIPD were also analyzed. METHODS: Observational study. Nonglaucomatous patients on NIPD underwent systemic and ocular assessment including mean arterial pressure (MAP), body weight, serum osmolarity, visual acuity, IOP measurement, and ASOCT within 2 hours both before and after NIPD...
September 2, 2016: Journal of Glaucoma
Sankarathi Balaiya, Kumar Sambhav, William B Cook, Kakarla V Chalam
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of varying concentrations of brilliant blue green (BBG) and their different biochemical characteristics on retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells under xenon light source illumination at varying distances to identify safe parameters for intraoperative use. METHODS: Human retinal RPE cells (ARPE-19) were exposed to two concentrations (0.25 and 0.50 mg/mL) of BBG and illuminated with a xenon surgical illuminator at varying distances (10 and 25 mm), intensity levels, and time intervals (1, 5, and 15 minutes)...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
Hee-Jung Ju, Yong-Soo Byun, Jee-Won Mok, Choun-Ki Joo
To determine the effect of hyperosmolarity on cell survival/apoptosis of conjunctival epithelial cells and evaluate the possible role of IL6, Wong-Kilbourne derivative of Chang conjunctival cell line (WKD) was used in this study. Confluent cells were incubated under different osmolarity (290 mOsm and 500 mOsm) with or without neutralizing IL6 antibody (50 ng/mL). The expression of IL6 level was measured in the supernatant of each conditioned medium. Cell viability/apoptosis assay was performed using Annexin V/Propidium Iodide (PI) and Cell Counting Kit-8 (CCK-8)...
2016: Journal of Ophthalmology
Aaron B Stephan, Hans-Henning Kunz, Eric Yang, Julian I Schroeder
Plants experience hyperosmotic stress when faced with saline soils and possibly with drought stress, but it is currently unclear how plant roots perceive this stress in an environment of dynamic water availabilities. Hyperosmotic stress induces a rapid rise in intracellular Ca(2+) concentrations ([Ca(2+)]i) in plants, and this Ca(2+) response may reflect the activities of osmo-sensory components. Here, we find in the reference plant Arabidopsis thaliana that the rapid hyperosmotic-induced Ca(2+) response exhibited enhanced response magnitudes after preexposure to an intermediate hyperosmotic stress...
August 30, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Sébastien Bontemps-Gallo, Kevin Lawrence, Frank C Gherardini
Lyme disease, caused by Borrelia burgdorferi, is a vector-borne illness that requires the bacteria to adapt to distinctly different environments in its tick vector and various mammalian hosts. Effective colonization (acquisition phase) of a tick requires the bacteria to adapt to tick midgut physiology. Successful transmission (transmission phase) to a mammal requires the bacteria to sense and respond to the midgut environmental cues and up-regulate key virulence factors before transmission to a new host. Data presented here suggest that one environmental signal that appears to affect both phases of the infective cycle is osmolarity...
August 2016: PLoS Pathogens
Yuan-Cheng Wang, Adrian Tang, Di Chang, Chun-Qiang Lu, Shi-Jun Zhang, Shenghong Ju
The relative incidence of long-term adverse effects between low-osmolar contrast media (LOCM) and iso-osmolar contrast media (IOCM) after coronary angiography is still unclear. We analyzed cardiology patients undergoing coronary angiography from January 2006 to July 2013 using either LOCM (iohexol, iopromide) or IOCM (iodixanol) at a single institution. For each contrast medium, primary (all-cause mortality, n = 6,992) and secondary outcomes (long-term renal injury and cardiovascular events beyond 90 days, n = 2,792) were recorded...
October 1, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
F Ryszka, B Dolińska, K Czyż, M Jelińska, A Strabel, J Bocheńska
BACKGROUND: The influence of recombinant human prolactin (rh-PRL) added to Biolasol solution (concentration 1 μg/L) on selected markers (pH, osmolarity, Na(I) and K(I) concentration) and enzymatic activity (alanine aminotransferase [ALT], aspartate aminotransferase [AST], and lactate dehydrogenase [LDH]) in perfundates was investigated during flushing and preservation of the isolated porcine kidneys. METHODS: The pH, osmolarity, concentration of K(I) and Na(I), and enzymatic activity were determined in perfundates collected after the 5th and 30th minutes of perfusion, after 24 hours of organ preservation, and in the 5th and 30th minutes of reperfusion...
June 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
Jason R Herrick, Sarah M Lyons, Alison F Greene, Corey D Broeckling, William B Schoolcraft, Rebecca L Krisher
Concentrations of glycine (Gly) in embryo culture media are often lower (~0.1 mM) than those in oviductal or uterine fluids (≥1.2 mM). The objective of this study was to determine direct and osmolarity-dependent effects of physiological concentrations of Gly on blastocyst formation and hatching, cell allocation to the trophectoderm (TE) and inner cell mass (ICM), and metabolic activity of bovine embryos. In experiment 1, zygotes were cultured with 100 or 120 mM NaCl and 0 or 1 mM Gly for the first 72 h of culture...
2016: PloS One
Maria Sardi, Nikolay Rovinskiy, Yaoping Zhang, Audrey P Gasch
UNLABELLED: A major obstacle to sustainable lignocellulosic biofuel production is microbe inhibition by the combinatorial stresses in pretreated plant hydrolysate. Chemical biomass pretreatment releases a suite of toxins that interact with other stressors, including high osmolarity and temperature, which together can have poorly understood synergistic effects on cells. Improving tolerance in industrial strains has been hindered, in part because the mechanisms of tolerance reported in the literature often fail to recapitulate in other strain backgrounds...
October 1, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
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