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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243060/synovial-aspiration-and-serological-testing-in-two-stage-revision-arthroplasty-for-prosthetic-joint-infection-evaluation-before-reconstruction-with-a-mean-follow-up-of-twenty%C3%A2-seven%C3%A2-months
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Heinrich M L Mühlhofer, C Knebel, Florian Pohlig, Susanne Feihl, Norbert Harrasser, Johannes Schauwecker, Rüdiger von Eisenhart-Rothe
INTRODUCTION: The two-stage revision protocol is the gold standard for controlling and treating low-grade prosthetic joint infections of total hip and total knee arthroplasty. The antibiotic pause for diagnostic reasons before reconstruction (stage two) is discussed in relation to the persistence of the infection and the development of resistant bacterial strains. Serological markers and a synovial analysis are commonly used to exclude the persistence of infection. Therefore, we asked (1) is the serological testing of C-reactive protein and leucocytes a valuable tool to predict a persistence of infection? and (2) what is the role of synovial aspiration of Plymethylmethacrylat (PMMA) spacers in hip and knee joints? MATERIALS AND METHODS: One hundred twelve patients who were MSIS criteria-positive for a prosthetic joint infection were studied, including 45 total hip arthroplasties (THA) and 67 total knee artrhoplasties (TKA) patients...
December 14, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241160/microparticles-in-red-cell-concentrates-prime-polymorphonuclear-neutrophils-and-cause-acute-lung-injury-in-a-two-event-mouse-model
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Rufeng Xie, Yiming Yang, Yueyue Zhu, Li Gao, Xueyu Jiang, Juan Sun, Maohong Bian, Jie Yang
Red cell-derived microparticles (RMPs) are potential mediators of transfusion-related acute lung injury (TRALI). The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of microparticles present in red cell concentrates (RCC) on polymorphonuclear neutrophil (PMN) respiratory burst and acute lung injury (ALI) in mice. Microparticles (MPs) in RCC supernatant were quantified using flow cytometry. The priming activity of either isolated MPs or RCC supernatant toward human PMN was measured in vitro. Mice were injected with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), followed by an infusion of either isolated MPs or heat-treated RCC supernatant...
December 11, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222599/cigarette-smoke-induces-activation-of-polymorphonuclear-leukocytes
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Anita Somborac-Bačura, Sanja Popović-Grle, Vlasta Zovko, Tihana Žanić-Grubišić
INTRODUCTION: Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Exposure to cigarette smoke may stimulate inflammatory response and activate polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) thus resulting in secretion of cellular proteases. The aim of our study was to explore the effect of cigarette smoke extract (CSE) on the release of matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) from PMN. METHODS: The study included 23 patients with stable COPD and 9 healthy controls...
December 8, 2017: Lung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222072/heparan-sulfate-potentiates-leukocyte-adhesion-on-cardiac-fibroblast-by-enhantcing-vcam-1-and-icam-1-expression
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Francisco Olivares-Silva, Rodolfo Landaeta, Pablo Aránguiz, Samir Bolivar, Claudio Humeres, Renatto Anfossi, Raúl Vivar, Pía Boza, Claudia Muñoz, Viviana Pardo-Jiménez, Concepción Peiró, Carlos F Sánchez-Ferrer, Guillermo Díaz-Araya
Cardiac fibroblasts (CF) act as sentinel cells responding to chemokines, cytokines and growth factors released in cardiac tissue in cardiac injury events, such as myocardial infarction (MI). Cardiac injury involves the release of various damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) including heparan sulfate (HS), a constituent of the extracellular matrix (ECM), through the TLR4 receptor activation triggering a strong inflammatory response, inducing leukocytes recruitment. This latter cells are responsible of clearing cell debris and releasing cytokines that promote CF differentiation to myofibroblast (CMF), thus initiating scar formation...
December 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220326/a-portable-ultrasound-system-for-non-invasive-ultrasonic-neuro-stimulation
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Weibao Qiu, Juan Zhou, Yan Chen, Min Su, Guofeng Li, Huixia Zhao, Xianyi Gu, De Meng, Congzhi Wang, Yang Xiao, Kwok Ho Lam, Jiyan Dai, Hairong Zheng
Fundamental insights into the function of the neural circuits often follows from the advances in methodologies and tools for neuroscience. Electrode- and optical- based stimulation methods have been used widely for neuro-modulation with high resolution. However, they are suffering from inherent invasive surgical procedure. Ultrasound has been proved as a promising technology for neuro-stimulation in a non-invasive manner. However, no portable ultrasound system has been developed particularly for neuro-stimulation...
December 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215469/multimodality-coronary-imaging-to-predict-periprocedural-myocardial-necrosis-after-an-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Masahiro Hoshino, Taishi Yonetsu, Tadashi Murai, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Eisuke Usui, Masao Yamaguchi, Masahiro Hada, Rikuta Hamaya, Yoshinori Kanno, Tetsumin Lee, Tsunekazu Kakuta
BACKGROUND: Although multiple imaging modalities have been tested to predict periprocedural myocardial necrosis (PMN), the superior predictive efficacy of these imaging findings has not been established fully. We sought to evaluate which findings of the coronary imaging tools would best provide predictive efficacy of PMN among optical coherence tomography (OCT), intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), and coronary computed tomography (CCT) angiography. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 130 patients with stable angina pectoris who underwent OCT, IVUS, and CCT examinations for a single de-novo preprocedural lesion were investigated...
December 5, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214268/time-dependent-transport-characteristics-of-graphene-tuned-by-ferroelectric-polarization-and-interface-charge-trapping
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Wenjing Jie, Jianhua Hao
Graphene-based field effect transistors (FETs) were fabricated by employing ferroelectric Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 (PMN-PT) as a gate insulator. The co-existing effects of ferroelectric gating and interface charge trapping on the transport properties of graphene were investigated with respect to the FET structure. The sheet resistance (Rs) of graphene shows a slight decay under a small applied voltage, which is much less than the coercive voltage of the ferroelectric PMN-PT, suggesting non-negligible charge trapping effects...
December 7, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211299/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-induced-lox-1-cd15-polymorphonuclear-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Nan Jiang, Yan-Fang Xing, Bo Hu, Jian-Xin Tang, Hui-Min Dong, Yu-Mei He, Dan-Yun Ruan, Qing-Jian Ye, Jia-Rong Cai, Xiao-Kun Ma, Jie Chen, Xiu-Rong Cai, Ze-Xiao Lin, Xiang-Yuan Wu, Xing Li
AIM: A recent study indicated that Lectin-type oxidized LDL receptor-1 (LOX-1) was a distinct surface marker for human polymorphonuclears myeloid-derived suppressor cells (PMN-MDSC). The present study was aimed to investigate the existence LOX-1 PMN-MDSC in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. METHODS: 127 HCC patients, 10 patients with mild active chronic hepatits B, 10 liver cirrhosis due to hepatitis B, 10 liver dysplastic node with hepatitis B and 50 health control were included...
December 6, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208170/ferula-gummosa-gum-induces-apoptosis-via-ros-mechanism-in-human-leukemic-cells
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Maliheh Moradzadeh, Hamid Reza Sadeghnia, Seyed Hadi Mousavi, Merat Mahmoodi, Azar Hosseini
Ferula species known for its oleo-resins that are recognized valuable industrial crops and food products. In this study, we examined the level of cellular oxidants, cytotoxicity, apoptosis and differentiation induced by oleo resin gum from Ferula gummosa (30-250 µg/mL), as well as Arsenic trioxide (50 µM, as positive control), in leukemic (NB4 and HL-60 cells) and normal polymorph nuclear cells during 72 h. Resazurin assay was used to determine cell viability following treatment with F. gummosa (30-250 µg/mL)...
November 30, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203543/a-novel-mechanism-behind-the-immunopathogenesis-of-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-neutrophil-anergy
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Junko Yano, Brian M Peters, Mairi C Noverr, Paul L Fidel
For over three decades, investigators have studied the pathogenesis of vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC) and recurrent VVC (RVVC) through clinical studies and animal models. While there was considerable consensus that susceptibility was not associated with any apparent deficiencies in adaptive immunity, protective immune mechanisms and the role of innate immunity remained elusive. It was not until an innovative live challenge design was conducted in women that a fuller understanding of the natural history of infection/disease was achieved...
December 4, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201211/effects-of-freshwater-clam-extract-on-fracture-induced-inflammation-at-early-stage
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Kuang-Ting Yeh, Wen-Tien Wu, Yi-Maun Subeq, Chi-Chien Niu, Kuang-Wen Liao, Ing-Ho Chen, Ru-Ping Lee
The inflammatory process after traumatic fracture and soft tissue injury includes release of inflammatory cytokines and activated polymorph nuclear cells (PMN) that can cause subsequent affected limbs delayed healing and vital organ complications. Analgesics have good effect on relief of the symptom but may cause further burden for hepatic and renal metabolism. Freshwater clam extract (FCE) has been demonstrated to suppress the release of the pro-inflammatory cytokine tumor necrosis factor-α production after hemorrhagic shock, and decrease the level of liver injury marker in rats...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196466/pmn-mdsc-infiltration-blocks-the-antitumor-effects-of-csf1r-inhibition
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CSF1R inhibition both reduces protumorigenic TAMs and recruits protumorigenic PMN-MDSCs.
December 1, 2017: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180488/rhesus-macaque-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-demonstrate-t-cell-inhibitory-functions-and-are-transiently-increased-after-vaccination
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Ang Lin, Frank Liang, Elizabeth A Thompson, Maria Vono, Sebastian Ols, Gustaf Lindgren, Kimberly Hassett, Hugh Salter, Giuseppe Ciaramella, Karin Loré
Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) are major regulators of T cell responses in several pathological conditions. Whether MDSCs increase and influence T cell responses in temporary inflammation, such as after vaccine administration, is unknown. Using the rhesus macaque model, which is critical for late-stage vaccine testing, we demonstrate that monocytic (M)-MDSCs and polymorphonuclear (PMN)-MDSCs can be detected using several of the markers used in humans. However, whereas rhesus M-MDSCs lacked expression of CD33, PMN-MDSCs were identified as CD33+ low-density neutrophils...
November 27, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171255/voltage-control-of-two-magnon-scattering-and-induced-anomalous-magnetoelectric-coupling-in-ni-zn-ferrite
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Xu Xue, Guohua Dong, Ziyao Zhou, Dan Xian, Zhongqiang Hu, Wei Ren, Zuo-Guang Ye, Wei Chen, Zhuang-De Jiang, Ming Liu
Controlling spin dynamics through modulation of spin interactions in a fast, compact and energy-efficient is compelling for its abundant physical phenomena and great application potential in next generation voltage controllable spintronic devices. In this work, we report electric field (E-field) manipulation of spin dynamics - two magnon scattering (TMS) effect in Ni0.5Zn0.5Fe2O4 (NZFO)/Pb(Mg2/3Nb1/3)-PbTiO3 (PMN-PT) multiferroic heterostructures, which breaks the bottleneck of magnetostatic interaction based magnetoelectric (ME) coupling in multiferroics...
November 24, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171205/factors-predicting-resistance-to-intravenous-immunoglobulin-treatment-and-coronary-artery-lesion-in-patients-with-kawasaki-disease-analysis-of-the-korean-nationwide-multicenter-survey-from-2012-to-2014
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Min Kyu Kim, Min Seob Song, Gi Beom Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Approximately 10-15% of children with Kawasaki disease (KD) do not respond to initial intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and have higher risk for coronary artery lesion (CAL). The aim of this study was to identify predictive factors from laboratory findings in patients who do not respond to IVIG treatment and develop CAL from KD. METHODS: We retrospectively collected nationwide multicenter data from the Korean Society of Kawasaki Disease and included 5,151 patients with KD between 2012 and 2014 from 38 hospitals...
November 9, 2017: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169226/cytological-endometritis-in-dairy-cows-diagnostic-threshold-risk-factors-and-impact-on-reproductive-performance
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Soo Chan Lee, Jae Kwan Jeong, In Soo Choi, Hyun Gu Kang, Young Hun Jung, Soo Bong Park, Ill Hwa Kim
We determined the threshold proportion of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNs) for the diagnosis of cytological endometritis (CEM), the risk factors for this condition, and its impact on reproductive performance in dairy cows. Uterine cytology was performed on 407 Holstein cows 4 weeks postpartum to determine the proportions of endometrial cells and PMNs. A receiver operator characteristics curve was used to determine the threshold above which the PMN proportion affected the likelihood of cows conceiving by 200 days postpartum...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166611/ccr5-directs-the-mobilization-of-cd11b-gr1-ly6c-low-polymorphonuclear-myeloid-cells-from-the-bone-marrow-to-the-blood-to-support-tumor-development
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Elias Hawila, Hila Razon, Gizi Wildbaum, Carolin Blattner, Yair Sapir, Yuval Shaked, Viktor Umansky, Nathan Karin
Cells of hematopoietic origin can be subdivided into cells of the lymphoid lineage and those of the myeloid lineage, among which are myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs). The MDSCs can be further divided into CD11b(+)Ly6G(-)Ly6C(hi) monocytic (Mo) MDSCs and CD11b(+)Ly6G(+)Ly6C(low) polymorphonuclear (PMN) MDSCs. Both subtypes support tumor growth and suppress anti-tumor immunity. Their accumulation at the tumor site includes mobilization from the bone marrow to the blood followed by colonization at the tumor site...
November 21, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156155/leukotriene-b4-indicates-lung-injury-and-on-going-inflammatory-changes-after-severe-trauma-in-a-porcine-long-term-model
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Philipp Störmann, Birgit Auner, Lukas Schimunek, Rafael Serve, Klemens Horst, Tim-P Simon, Roman Pfeifer, Kernt Köhler, Frank Hildebrand, Sebastian Wutzler, Hans-Christoph Pape, Ingo Marzi, Borna Relja
BACKGROUND: Recognizing patients at risk for pulmonary complications (PC) is of high clinical relevance. Migration of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) to inflammatory sites plays an important role in PC, and is tightly regulated by specific chemokines including interleukin (IL)-8 and other mediators such as leukotriene (LT)B4. Previously, we have reported that LTB4 indicated early patients at risk for PC after trauma. Here, the relevance of LTB4 to indicating lung integrity in a newly established long-term porcine severe trauma model (polytrauma, PT) was explored...
December 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155519/quantitative-changes-of-gastric-mucosa-during-carcinogenesis-using-stereological-methods
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Zahra Heidari, Hamidreza Mahmoudzadeh-Sagheb, Mahdieh Narouei
PURPOSE: To investigate the effects of helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection on the quantitative changes of gastric mucosa in cancerous and precancerous lesions using stereological methods. METHODS: One hundred and twenty-two gastric samples were studied. After determination of H. pylori infection, 42 gastric tissues of intestinal metaplasia (IM) patients, 38 specimens from dysplasia (DYS), and 42 specimens from gastric cancer (GC) types were selected from the pathology archive of Imam Ali Hospital, Zahedan, Iran...
July 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142979/two-year-follow-up-study-of-membranous-nephropathy-treated-with-tacrolimus-and-corticosteroids-versus-cyclical-corticosteroids-and-cyclophosphamide
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Raja Ramachandran, Ashok Kumar Yadav, Vinod Kumar, Venkata Siva Tez Pinnamaneni, Ritambhra Nada, Ratan Ghosh, Vivek Kumar, Manish Rathi, Harbir Singh Kohli, Krishan Lal Gupta, Vinay Sakhuja, Vivekanand Jha
Introduction: Both cCTX/GCs and CNIs are recommended as first-line agents in the management of PMN. The present study is an extended report of patients randomized to receive TAC/GCs or cCTX/GCs at 2 years post randomization. Methods: Seventy patients enrolled in the clinical trial Tacrolimus Combined With Corticosteroids Versus Modified Ponticelli Regimen in Treatment of Idiopathic Membranous Nephropathy: Randomized Control Trial were followed quarterly between 12 and 24 months...
July 2017: KI Reports
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