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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103603/real-time-ultrasound-guided-catheter-navigation-for-approaching-deep-seated-brain-lesions-role-of-intraoperative-neurosonography-with-and-without-fusion-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#1
Sunil Manjila, Aditya Karhade, Ji Hoon Phi, R Michael Scott, Edward R Smith
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Brain shift during the exposure of cranial lesions may reduce the accuracy of frameless stereotaxy. We describe a rapid, safe, and effective method to approach deep-seated brain lesions using real-time intraoperative ultrasound placement of a catheter to mark the dissection trajectory to the lesion. METHODS: With Institutional Review Board approval, we retrospectively reviewed the radiographic, pathologic, and intraoperative data of 11 pediatric patients who underwent excision of 12 lesions by means of this technique...
January 20, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103029/diverse-reactions-of-thiophenes-selenophenes-and-tellurophenes-with-strongly-oxidizing-i-iii-phi-l-2-reagents
#2
Sathsara Egalahewa, Mohammad Albayer, Antonino Aprile, Jason L Dutton
We report the outcomes of the reactions of aromatic group 16 thiophene, selenophene, and tellurophene rings with the I(III) oxidants PhI(OAc)(OTf) and [PhI(Pyr)2][OTf]2 (Pyr = pyridine). In all reactions, oxidative processes take place, with generation of PhI as the reduction product. However, with the exception of tellurophene with PhI(OAc)(OTf), +4 oxidation state complexes are not observed, but rather a variety of other processes occur. In general, where a C-H unit is available on the 5-membered ring, an electrophilic aromatic substitution reaction of either -IPh or pyridine onto the ring occurs...
January 19, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099323/anesthesia-and-databases-pediatric-cardiac-disease-as-a-role-model
#3
David F Vener, Sara K Pasquali, Emad B Mossad
Large data sets have now become ubiquitous in clinical medicine; they are particularly useful in high-acuity, low-volume conditions such as congenital heart disease where data must be collected from many centers. These data fall into 2 categories: administrative data arising from hospital admissions and charges and clinical data relating to specific diseases or procedures. In congenital cardiac diseases, there are now over a dozen of these data sets or registries focusing on various elements of patient care...
February 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099010/functional-group-tolerant-silver-catalyzed-n-n-bond-formation-by-nitrene-transfer-to-amines
#4
Lourdes Maestre, Ruth Dorel, Oscar Pablo, Imma Escofet, W M C Sameera, Eleuterio Álvarez, Feliu Maseras, M Mar Diaz-Requejo, Antonio M Echavarren, Pedro J Pérez
Silver(I) promotes the highly chemoselective N-amidation of tertiary amines under catalytic conditions to form aminimides by nitrene transfer from PhI=NTs. Remarkably, this transformation proceeds in the presence of olefins and other functional groups without formation of the commonly observed aziridines or C-H insertion products. The methodology can be applied to complex natural molecules such as brucine or quinine, where the products derived from N-N formation were exclusively formed. Mechanistic studies have shown that this selective N-amidation reaction proceeds through triplet silver-nitrenes...
January 18, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097092/comparative-interactomics-for-virus-human-protein-protein-interactions-dna-viruses-versus-rna-viruses
#5
Saliha Durmuş, Kutlu Ö Ülgen
Viruses are obligatory intracellular pathogens and completely depend on their hosts for survival and reproduction. The strategies adopted by viruses to exploit host cell processes and to evade host immune systems during infections may differ largely with the type of the viral genetic material. An improved understanding of these viral infection mechanisms is only possible through a better understanding of the pathogen-host interactions (PHIs) that enable viruses to enter into the host cells and manipulate the cellular mechanisms to their own advantage...
January 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095873/physical-integrity-and-residual-bio-efficacy-of-used-llins-in-three-cities-of-the-south-west-region-of-cameroon-4%C3%A2-years-after-the-first-national-mass-distribution-campaign
#6
Stravensky T Boussougou-Sambe, Parfait Awono-Ambene, Geraud C T Tasse, Josiane Etang, Jerome A Binyang, Lynda D Nouage, Gaston Wamba, Peter Enyong, Eric B Fokam
BACKGROUND: Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are effective tools at reducing malaria transmission. In Cameroon, following the first national mass distribution campaign in 2011, there has been no follow up on the efficacy of LLINs distributed. The aim of this report is to assess the physical integrity and insecticidal potency of LLINs distributed in three cities with contrasting socio economic status (SES) and to evaluate the use and care for bed nets owned by individuals. METHODS: The study was conducted in Limbe, Tiko and Buea three localities in the Fako division of the South West Region of Cameroon...
January 17, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087731/increased-nbcn1-expression-na-hco3-co-transport-and-intracellular-ph-in-human-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-with-a-risk-allele-for-hypertension
#7
Fu Liang Ng, Ebbe Boedtkjer, Katarzyna Witkowska, Meixia Ren, Ruoxin Zhang, Arthur Tucker, Christian Aalkjær, Mark J Caulfield, Shu Ye
Genome-wide association studies have revealed an association between variation at the SLC4A7 locus and blood pressure. SLC4A7 encodes the electroneutral Na(+)/HCO3 co-transporter NBCn1 which regulates intracellular pH (pHi). We conducted a functional study of variants at this locus in primary cultures of vascular smooth muscle and endothelial cells. In both cell types, we found genotype-dependent differences for rs13082711 in DNA-nuclear protein interactions, where the risk allele is associated with increased SLC4A7 expression level, NBCn1 availability and function as reflected in elevated steady-state pHi and accelerated recovery from intracellular acidosis...
January 13, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079961/highly-porous-thermoelectric-nanocomposites-with-low-thermal-conductivity-and-high-figure-of-merit-from-large-scale-solution-synthesized-bi2-te2-5-se0-5-hollow-nanostructures
#8
Biao Xu, Tianli Feng, Matthias T Agne, Lin Zhou, Xiulin Ruan, G Jeffery Snyder, Yue Wu
To enhance the performance of thermoelectric materials and enable access to their widespread applications, it is beneficial yet challenging to synthesize hollow nanostructures in large quantities, with high porosity, low thermal conductivity (κ) and excellent figure of merit (z T). Herein we report a scalable (ca. 11.0 g per batch) and low-temperature colloidal processing route for Bi2 Te2.5 Se0.5 hollow nanostructures. They are sintered into porous, bulk nanocomposites (phi 10 mm×h 10 mm) with low κ (0...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074546/-hypoxia-and-cellular-metabolism-in-tumour-pathophysiology
#9
Scott K Parks, Yann Cormerais, Jacques Pouysségur
Cancer cells are optimized for growth and survival via an ability to outcompete normal cells in their microenvironment. Many of these advantageous cellular adaptations are promoted by the pathophysiological hypoxia that arises in solid tumours due to incomplete vascularisation. Tumour cells are thus faced with the challenge of an increased need for nutrients to support the drive for proliferation in the face of a diminished extracellular supply. Among the many modifications occurring in tumour cells, Hypoxia Inducible Factors (HIFs) act as essential drivers of key pro-survival pathways via the promotion of numerous membrane and cytosolic proteins...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072843/chemokine-ligand-5-ccl5-derived-from-endothelial-colony-forming-cells-ecfcs-mediates-recruitment-of-smooth-muscle-progenitor-cells-spcs-toward-critical-vascular-locations-in-moyamoya-disease
#10
Ji Hoon Phi, Naoko Suzuki, Youn Joo Moon, Ae Kyung Park, Kyu-Chang Wang, Ji Yeoun Lee, Seung-Ah Choi, Sangjoon Chong, Reizo Shirane, Seung-Ki Kim
The etiology and pathogenesis of moyamoya disease (MMD) are still obscure. Previous studies indicated that angiogenic chemokines may play an important role in the pathogenesis of the disease. Recently, it was discovered that peripheral blood-derived endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs) and smooth muscle progenitor cells (SPCs) have defective functions in MMD patients. Therefore, the interaction of ECFCs and SPCs, the precursors of two crucial cellular components of vascular walls, with some paracrine molecules is an intriguing subject...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060224/granulocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-increased-in-early-phases-of-primary-hiv-infection-depending-on-trail-plasma-level
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N Tumino, M T Bilotta, C Pinnetti, A Ammassari, A Antinori, F Turchi, C Agrati, R Casetti, V Bordoni, E Cimini, I Abbate, M R Capobianchi, F Martini, A Sacchi
BACKGROUND: It has been demonstrated that Myeloid Derived Suppressor Cells (MDSC) are expanded in HIV-1 infected individuals and correlated with disease progression. The phase of HIV infection during which MDSC expansion occurs, and the mechanisms that regulate this expansion remain to be established. In this study we evaluated the frequency of MDSC in patients during primary HIV infection, and factors involved in MDSC control. METHODS: Patients with primary (PHI) and chronic (CHI) HIV infection were enrolled...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058757/prostate-health-index-density-improves-detection-of-clinically-significant-prostate-cancer
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Jeffrey J Tosoian, Sasha C Druskin, Darian Andreas, Patrick Mullane, Meera Chappidi, Sarah Joo, Kamyar Ghabili, Mufaddal Mamawala, Joseph Agostino, Ballentine H Carter, Alan W Partin, Lori J Sokoll, Ashley E Ross
OBJECTIVES: To explore the utility of prostate health index (PHI) density for detection of clinically-significant prostate cancer (PCa) in a contemporary cohort of men presenting for diagnostic workup of PCa. PATIENTS & METHODS: The study cohort included patients with elevated PSA (>2 ng/ml) and negative digital rectal examination who underwent PHI testing and prostate biopsy at our institution in 2015. Serum markers were prospectively measured per standard clinical pathway...
January 6, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055960/-genetic-disruption-of-the-phi-regulating-proteins-na-h-exchanger-1-slc9a1-and-carbonic-anhydrase-9-severely-reduces-growth-of-colon-cancer-cells
#13
Scott K Parks, Yann Cormerais, Jerome Durivault, Jacques Pouyssegur
Hypoxia and extracellular acidosis are pathophysiological hallmarks of aggressive solid tumors. Regulation of intracellular pH (pHi) is essential for the maintenance of tumor cell metabolism and proliferation in this microenvironment and key proteins involved in pHi regulation are of interest for therapeutic development. Carbonic anhydrase 9 (CA9) is one of the most robustly regulated proteins by the hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) and contributes to pHi regulation. Here, we have investigated for the first time, the role of CA9 via complete genomic knockout (ko) and compared its impact on tumor cell physiology with the essential pHi regulator Na+/H+ exchanger 1 (NHE1)...
December 30, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055212/synthesis-of-benzimidazolones-via-one-pot-reaction-of-hydroxylamines-aldehydes-and-trimethylsilyl-cyanide-promoted-by-diacetoxyiodobenzene
#14
Huaiyuan Zhang, Danfeng Huang, Ke-Hu Wang, Jun Li, Yingpeng Su, Yulai Hu
A novel and efficient PhI(OAc)2-promoted one-pot reaction of aromatic hydroxylamines, aldehydes, and TMSCN in the presence of BF3·Et2O is described. A wide variety of N-substituted benzimidazolones are obtained with satisfactory yields under mild reaction conditions. The method was proven to be efficient for the synthesis of benzimidazolone derivatives from readily available starting materials.
January 18, 2017: Journal of Organic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053225/the-v-atpase-is-expressed-in-the-choroid-plexus-and-mediates-camp-induced-intracellular-ph-alterations
#15
Henriette L Christensen, Teodor G Păunescu, Vladimir Matchkov, Dagne Barbuskaite, Dennis Brown, Helle H Damkier, Jeppe Praetorius
The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) pH influences brain interstitial pH and, therefore, brain function. We hypothesized that the choroid plexus epithelium (CPE) expresses the vacuolar H(+)-ATPase (V-ATPase) as an acid extrusion mechanism in the luminal membrane to counteract detrimental elevations in CSF pH. The expression of mRNA corresponding to several V-ATPase subunits was demonstrated by RT-PCR analysis of CPE cells (CPECs) isolated by fluorescence-activated cell sorting. Immunofluorescence and electron microscopy localized the V-ATPase primarily in intracellular vesicles with only a minor fraction in the luminal microvillus area...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050680/combined-social-and-private-health-insurance-versus-catastrophic-out-of-pocket-payments-for-private-hospital-care-in-greece
#16
Nikolaos Grigorakis, Christos Floros, Haritini Tsangari, Evangelos Tsoukatos
The high level of out of pocket (OOP) payments constitutes a major concern for Greece and several other European and OECD countries as a result of the significant down turning of their public health finances due to the 2008 financial crisis. The basic objective of this study is to provide empirical evidence on the effect of combining social health insurance (SHI) and private health insurance (PHI) on OOP payments. Further, this study examines the catastrophic impact of OOP payments on insured's welfare using the incidence and intensity methodological approach of measuring catastrophic health care expenditures...
January 3, 2017: Int J Health Econ Manag
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046636/tu-ab-brc-10-modeling-of-radiotherapy-linac-source-terms-using-archer-monte-carlo-code-performance-comparison-of-gpu-and-mic-computing-accelerators
#17
T Liu, H Lin, L Su, C Shi, X Tang, B Bednarz, X Xu
PURPOSE: (1) To perform phase space (PS) based source modeling for Tomotherapy and Varian TrueBeam 6 MV Linacs, (2) to examine the accuracy and performance of the ARCHER Monte Carlo code on a heterogeneous computing platform with Many Integrated Core coprocessors (MIC, aka Xeon Phi) and GPUs, and (3) to explore the software micro-optimization methods. METHODS: The patient-specific source of Tomotherapy and Varian TrueBeam Linacs was modeled using the PS approach...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042969/the-response-of-growth-and-patulin-production-of-postharvest-pathogen-penicillium-expansum-to-exogenous-potassium-phosphite-treatment
#18
Tongfei Lai, Ying Wang, Yaya Fan, Yingying Zhou, Ying Bao, Ting Zhou
In this study, the effects of exogenous potassium phosphite (Phi) on growth and patulin production of postharvest pathogen Penicillium expansum were assessed. The results indicated that P. expansum under 5mmol/L Phi stress presented obvious development retardation, yield reduction of patulin and lower infectivity to apple fruit. Meanwhile, expression analysis of 15 genes related to patulin biosynthesis suggested that Phi mainly affected the early steps of patulin synthetic route at transcriptional level. Furthermore, a global view of proteome and transcriptome alteration of P...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Food Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019659/na-h-exchanger-nhe1-and-nhe2-have-opposite-effects-on-migration-velocity-in-the-rat-gastric-surface-cells
#19
Anja Paehler Vor der Nolte, Giriprakash Chodisetti, Zhenglin Yuan, Florian Busch, Brigitte Riederer, Min Luo, Yan Yu, Manoj B Menon, Andreas Schneider, Renata Stripecke, Katerina Nikolovska, Sunil Yeruva, Ursula Seidler
Following superficial injury, neighbouring gastric epithelial cells close the wound by rapid cell migration, a process called epithelial restitution. Na(+) /H(+) exchange (NHE) inhibitors interfere with restitution, but the role of the different NHE isoforms expressed in gastric pit cells has remained elusive. The role of the basolaterally expressed NHE1 (Slc9a1) and the presumably apically expressed NHE2 (Slc9a2) in epithelial restitution was investigated in the nontransformed rat gastric surface cell line RGM1...
December 26, 2016: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007214/polyphasic-characterisation-of-chaetomium-species-from-soil-and-compost-revealed-high-number-of-undescribed-species
#20
Yu Zhang, Wenping Wu, Lei Cai
This study investigated 46 Chaetomium strains isolated from soil and compost from China. In total 14 species were recognised, of which seven were described as new species (i.e. Chaetomium angulare, Chaetomium cirrhata, Chaetomium heterothallicum, Chaetomium laterale, Chaetomium longiciliata, Chaetomium microthecia, Chaetomium uniseriatum). Growth temperature profiles of these fungi revealed that 11 species are mesophilic; C. angulare and Chaetomium jodhpurense are thermotolerant; Chaetomium thermophilum var...
January 2017: Fungal Biology
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