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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087925/host-responses-to-urinary-tract-infections-and-emerging-therapeutics-sensation-and-pain-within-the-urinary-tract
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Lori A Birder, David J Klumpp
Urinary tract infection (UTI) pathogenesis is understood increasingly at the level of the uropathogens and the cellular and molecular mediators of host inflammatory responses. However, little is known about the mediators of symptoms during UTI and what distinguishes symptomatic events from asymptomatic bacteriuria. Here, we review bladder physiology and sensory pathways in the context of an emerging literature from murine models dissecting the host and pathogen factors mediating pain responses during UTI. The bladder urothelium is considered a mediator of sensory responses and appears to play a role in UTI pain responses...
October 2016: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087922/urogenital-tuberculosis
#2
André A Figueiredo, Antônio M Lucon, Miguel Srougi
Urogenital tuberculosis is the second most frequent form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Starting with a pulmonary focus, 2 to 20% of patients develop urogenital tuberculosis through hematogenous spread to the kidneys, prostate, and epididymis; through the descending collecting system to the ureters, bladder, and urethra; and through the ejaculatory ducts to the genital organs. Urogenital tuberculosis occurs at all age ranges, but it is predominant in males in their fourth and fifth decades. It is a serious, insidious disease, generally developing symptoms only at a late stage, which leads to a diagnostic delay with consequent urogenital organ destruction; there are reports of patients with renal failure as their initial clinical presentation...
January 2017: Microbiology Spectrum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087377/in-vivo-biodistribution-and-imaging-studies-with-a-99m-tc-radiolabeled-derivative-of-the-c-terminus-of-prothymosin-alpha-in-mice-bearing-experimentally-induced-inflammation
#3
Chrysoula-Evangelia Karachaliou, Charalampos Triantis, Christos Liolios, Lazaros Palamaris, Christos Zikos, Ourania E Tsitsilonis, Hubert Kalbacher, Wolfgang Voelter, George Loudos, Minas Papadopoulos, Ioannis Pirmettis, Evangelia Livaniou
Prothymosin alpha (ProTα) is a highly conserved mammalian polypeptide (109 amino acids in man) exerting in vitro and in vivo immunoenhancing activities. Recently, our team has developed a (99m)Tc-radiolabeled derivative of the C-terminal bioactive decapeptide of ProTα ([(99m)Tc]C1) and employed it in in vitro studies, the results of which support the existence of binding sites on human neutrophils that recognize [(99m)Tc]C1, intact ProTα as well as the C-terminal decapeptide of ProTα and presumably involve Toll-like receptor 4...
January 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081549/microrna-promoter-methylation-a-new-tool-for-accurate-detection-of-urothelial-carcinoma
#4
Nuno André Padrão, Sara Monteiro-Reis, Jorge Torres-Ferreira, Luís Antunes, Luís Leça, Diana Montezuma, João Ramalho-Carvalho, Paula C Dias, Paula Monteiro, Jorge Oliveira, Rui Henrique, Carmen Jerónimo
BACKGROUND: Urothelial carcinoma (UC) is the most common cancer affecting the urinary system, worldwide. Lack of accurate early detection tools entails delayed diagnosis, precluding more efficient and timely treatment. In a previous study, we found that miR-129-2 and miR-663a were differentially methylated in UC compared with other genitourinary tract malignancies. Here, we evaluated the diagnostic performance of those microRNAs in urine. METHODS: Promoter methylation levels of miR-129-2 and miR-663a were assessed, using real-time quantitative methylation-specific PCR, in UC tissue samples (using normal urothelium as control) and, subsequently, in urine samples from UC and other genitourinary malignancies...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078533/risk-factors-for-intravesical-recurrence-after-nephroureterectomy-in-patients-with-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
#5
Ryo Yamashita, Reiko Watanabe, Ichiro Ito, Hideo Shinsaka, Masafumi Nakamura, Masato Matsuzaki, Masashi Niwakawa
PURPOSE: To determine major risk factors for bladder cancer (BC) recurrence after nephroureterectomy (Nux) by focusing on the pathologic appearances of tumors in upper urinary tract urothelial carcinomas (UUTUCs). METHODS: We performed 147 Nux procedures between November 2002 and September 2015. Forty-eight patients were excluded because of a history of BC (28 patients), previous or concurrent radical cystectomy (9 patients), neoadjuvant chemotherapy (5 patients), and other reasons (6 patients)...
January 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073204/who-apparently-more-spends-in-reality-spends-less-spending-a-little-more-for-the-rental-of-the-extracorporeal-lithotripter-can-save-a-lot-about-the-days-of-hospitalization-for-urinary-stones
#6
Giuseppe Albino, Francesco Albergo
OBJECTIVE: The right to health (according to the Article 32 of the Italian Republic Constitution) is financially conditioned; for this reason the National Health System (NHS) has the objective of rationalize health expenditure according to the criteria of efficiency, effectiveness and economy. This paper is an example of rationalization concerning the extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hospital admissions for urinary stones were taken into account...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070988/renal-clearable-noble-metal-nanoparticles-photoluminescence-elimination-and-biomedical-applications
#7
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Jing Xu, Chuanqi Peng, Mengxiao Yu, Jie Zheng
Metal nanoparticles have demonstrated broad and promising biomedical applications in research laboratories, but how to fulfill their promises in the clinical practices demands extensive effort to minimize their non-specific accumulation in the body. In the past 6 years, we have developed a class of renal clearable noble metal nanoparticles with tunable visible and near-infrared emission, which can behave like small molecular contrast agents to be effectively eliminated through the kidneys. By taking advantage of the unique clearance pathway, we were able to gain some fundamental understanding of how engineering nanoparticles cleared out of the body through urinary system...
January 10, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070848/intravaginal-delivery-of-polyphenon-60-and-curcumin-nanoemulsion-gel
#8
Atinderpal Kaur, Yashaswee Saxena, Rakhi Bansal, Sonal Gupta, Amit Tyagi, Rakesh Kumar Sharma, Javed Ali, Amulya Kumar Panda, Reema Gabrani, Shweta Dang
Polyphenon 60 (P60) and curcumin (CUR) were loaded in a single nanoemulsion system and their combined antibacterial action was studied against uropathogenic Escherichia coli. To enhance availability at target organs and to inhibit enzymatic degradation in gastro intestinal tract, vaginal route of administration was explored. P60 + CUR nanoemulsion (NE) was formulated by ultra-sonication and optimized using Box-Behnken design. Optimized NE showed Z-average of 211.2 nm, polydispersity index of 0.343, and zeta potential of -32...
January 9, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070723/anorectal-malformations-definitive-surgery-during-adulthood
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M P J Lopez, V I Encila, S G Alamo, H J Monroy Iii, M F T Roxas
BACKGROUND: Anorectal malformations (ARMs) are rarely seen in adults, since majority of cases are corrected in infancy or childhood. The aim of this study was to describe the profile of patients who underwent definitive surgery to correct their ARM in adulthood, and to discuss the outcomes of surgery (morbidity, mortality, and function). METHODS: This retrospective study included patients 18 years old and above, managed surgically by the Division of Colorectal Surgery at the Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines, Manila, from January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2012...
January 9, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069523/a-chronic-increase-of-corticosterone-age-dependently-reduces-systemic-dna-damage-from-oxidation-in-rats
#10
Anders Jorgensen, Otto Kalliokoski, Kristin Forsberg, Katrine Breitenstein, Allan Weimann, Trine Henriksen, Jann Hau, Gitta Wörtwein, Henrik Enghusen Poulsen, Martin Balslev Jorgensen
Stress and depression are associated with an acceleration of brain and bodily aging; effects which have been attributed to chronic elevations of glucocorticoids. We tested the hypothesis that a three week administration of stress-associated levels of corticosterone (CORT, the principal rodent glucocorticoid) would increase systemic and CNS DNA and RNA damage from oxidation; a phenomenon known to be centrally involved in the aging process. We also hypothesized that older individuals would be more sensitive to this effect and that the chronic CORT administration would exacerbate age-related memory decline...
January 7, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069496/probiotic-e-coli-nissle-1917-biofilms-on-silicone-substrates-for-bacterial-interference-against-pathogen-colonization
#11
Quan Chen, Zhiling Zhu, Jun Wang, Analette I Lopez, Siheng Li, Amit Kumar, Fei Yu, Haoqing Chen, Chengzhi Cai, Lijuan Zhang
: Bacterial interference is an alternative strategy to fight against device-associated bacterial infections. Pursuing this strategy, a non-pathogenic bacterial biofilm is used as a live, protective barrier to fence off pathogen colonization. In this work, biofilms formed by probiotic Escherichia coli strain Nissle 1917 (EcN) are investigated for their potential for long-term bacterial interference against infections associated with silicone-based urinary catheters and indwelling catheters used in the digestive system, such as feeding tubes and voice prostheses...
January 6, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068884/evaluation-of-protein-spectra-cluster-analysis-for-streptococcus-spp-identification-from-various-swine-clinical-samples
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Carlos E C Matajira, Luisa Z Moreno, Vasco T M Gomes, Ana Paula S Silva, Renan E Mesquita, Daniela S Doto, Franco F Calderaro, Fernando N de Souza, Ana Paula G Christ, Maria Inês Z Sato, Andrea M Moreno
Traditional microbiological methods enable genus-level identification of Streptococcus spp. isolates. However, as the species of this genus show broad phenotypic variation, species-level identification or even differentiation within the genus is difficult. Herein we report the evaluation of protein spectra cluster analysis for the identification of Streptococcus species associated with disease in swine by means of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS). A total of 250 S...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068467/exodisc-for-rapid-size-selective-and-efficient-isolation-and-analysis-of-nanoscale-extracellular-vesicles-from-biological-samples
#13
Hyun-Kyung Woo, Vijaya Sunkara, Juhee Park, Tae-Hyeong Kim, Ja-Ryoung Han, Chi-Ju Kim, Hyun-Il Choi, Yoon-Keun Kim, Yoon-Kyoung Cho
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are cell-derived, nanoscale vesicles that carry nucleic acids and proteins from their cells of origin and show great potential as biomarkers for many diseases, including cancer. Efficient isolation and detection methods are prerequisites for exploiting their use in clinical settings and understanding their physiological functions. Here, we presented a rapid, label-free, and highly sensitive method for EV isolation and quantification using a lab-on-a-disc integrated with two nanofilters (Exodisc)...
January 9, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065395/serial-retrograde-instillations-of-sustained-release-formulation-of-mitomycin-c-to-the-upper-urinary-tract-of-the-yorkshire-swine-using-a-thermosensitive-polymer-safety-and-feasibility
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Nicholas M Donin, Dalit Strauss-Ayali, Yael Agmon-Gerstein, Nadav Malchi, Andrew T Lenis, Stuart Holden, Allan J Pantuck, Arie S Belldegrun, Karim Chamie
BACKGROUND: MitoGel is a novel drug formulation intended for the treatment of upper tract urothelial cancer with proven feasibility and safety in an animal model. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility, safety, toxicokinetics, and histologic changes associated with serial retrograde MitoGel instillations to the upper urinary tract in a swine model. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Overall, 27 Yorkshire swine underwent 6 once-weekly unilateral retrograde instillations of MitoGel...
January 3, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064163/predicting-albuminuria-response-to-spironolactone-treatment-with-urinary-proteomics-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-and-hypertension
#15
Morten Lindhardt, Frederik Persson, Christina Oxlund, Ib A Jacobsen, Petra Zürbig, Harald Mischak, Peter Rossing, Hiddo J L Heerspink
BACKGROUND: The mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist spironolactone significantly reduces albuminuria in patients with diabetes. Prior studies have shown large between-patient variability in albuminuria treatment response. We previously developed and validated a urinary proteomic classifier that predicts onset and progression of chronic kidney disease. Here, we tested whether the proteomic classifier based on 273 urinary peptides (CKD273) predicts albuminuria response to spironolactone treatment...
January 7, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063200/effects-of-1-25-oh-2-d3-and-vitamin-d-receptor-on-peripheral-cd4-cd8-double-positive-t-lymphocytes-in-a-mouse-model-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#16
Yan Ding, Wang Liao, Xiao-Jie He, Wei Xiang
This study aims to explore effects of 1,25(OH)2 D3 and vitamin D receptor (VDR) on peripheral CD4(+) /CD8(+) double-positive (DP) T lymphocytes in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). MRL-LPr/LPr mice with SLE (n = 20) and normal MRL mice (n = 20) were assigned into the control group (normal mice, without feeding with 1,25(OH)2 D3 ), the 1,25(OH)2 D3 group (SLE mice, feeding with 1,25(OH)2 D3 ), the VDR-knock-in + 1,25(OH)2 D3 group (SLE mice, VDR-knock-in, feeding with 1,25(OH)2 D3 ) and the VDR-knockout group (normal mice, VDR-knockout, without feeding with 1,25(OH)2 D3 ) (n = 10 per group)...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062904/turkish-adaptation-of-the-pelvic-organ-prolapse-symptom-score-and-its-validity-and-reliability
#17
Nuriye Özengin, Serap Kaya, Ceren Orhan, Yeşim Bakar, Bülent Duran, Handan Ankaralı, Türkan Akbayrak
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to adapt the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Symptom Score (POP-SS) into Turkish and evaluate its reliability and validity. METHODS: The POP-SS was adapted into Turkish by following the steps of the intercultural adaptation process. One hundred and three women with symptomatic or asymptomatic pelvic organ prolapse (POP) completed the Turkish POP-SS and other valid and reliable Turkish tools for POP: Pelvic Organ Prolapse Distress Inventory 6 (POPDI-6), Colorectal-Anal Distress Inventory 8 (CRADI-8), Urinary Distress Inventory 6 (UDI-6), Pelvic Floor Distress Inventory 20 (PFDI-20), and Pelvic Organ Prolapse Impact Questionnaire 7 (POPIQ-7)...
January 6, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061852/the-occurrence-of-esbl-producing-escherichia-coli-carrying-aminoglycoside-resistance-genes-in-urinary-tract-infections-in-saudi-arabia
#18
Essam J Alyamani, Anamil M Khiyami, Rayan Y Booq, Majed A Majrashi, Fayez S Bahwerth, Elena Rechkina
BACKGROUND: The infection and prevalence of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) is a worldwide problem, and the presence of ESBLs varies between countries. In this study, we investigated the occurrence of plasmid-mediated ESBL/AmpC/carbapenemase/aminoglycoside resistance gene expression in Escherichia coli using phenotypic and genotypic techniques. METHODS: A total of 58 E. coli isolates were collected from hospitals in the city of Makkah and screened for the production of ESBL/AmpC/carbapenemase/aminoglycoside resistance genes...
January 6, 2017: Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061741/economic-analysis-and-patient-satisfaction-associated-with-outpatient-total-ankle-arthroplasty
#19
Tyler Gonzalez, Erica Fisk, Christopher Chiodo, Jeremy Smith, Eric Bluman
BACKGROUND: Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is a rapidly growing treatment for end-stage ankle arthritis that is generally performed as an inpatient procedure. The feasibility of outpatient total ankle arthroplasty (OTAA) has not been reported in the literature. We sought to establish proof of concept for OTAA by comparing outpatient vs inpatient perioperative complications, postoperative emergency department (ED) visits, readmissions, patient satisfaction, and cost analysis. METHODS: From July 2010 to September 2015, a total of 36 patients underwent TAA...
December 1, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058715/body-mass-index-based-evaluation-of-6-year-outcomes-after-transobturator-tension-free-vaginal-tape-for-female-urinary-incontinence
#20
Ahmet Salvarcı, Recai Gurbuz
INTRODUCTION: The long-term results will be presented according to the body mass index (BMI) rates for transobturator tension-free vaginal. METHODS: Three hundred nineteen female patients were evaluated (2008-2014). Their incontinence was classified according to the Stamey classification. The International Consultation on Incontinence Questionnaire-Short form was filled in before and after surgery. The Pelvic Organ Prolapse quantification system was utilized. The Female Sexual Function Index and the International Index of Erectile Functions were asked to be filled in...
December 29, 2016: Urologia
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