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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339878/prolongation-of-ptt-by-crp-is-magnified-in-the-setting-of-heparin-and-warfarin-therapy
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Ameet Thaker, Wayne Chandler
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March 1, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332669/multiple-imaging-and-excellent-anticancer-efficiency-of-an-upconverting-nanocarrier-mediated-by-single-near-infrared-light
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Yan Wang, Guixin Yang, Yanli Wang, Yanping Zhao, Haizhi Jiang, Yuyan Han, Piaoping Yang
It is difficult to meet the requirements of clinical diagnosis through a single imaging technique. Similarly, satisfactory therapy efficacy is also hard to achieve by a single therapeutic modality. It is therefore highly desirable and interesting to simultaneously achieve multimodal imaging and therapies in one single structure. In this study, we developed a core-shell-satellite NaGdF4:Yb,Er,Mn,Co@mSiO2-CuS structure using up-conversion luminescent (UCL) NaGdF4:Yb,Er,Mn,Co as the core, mesoporous silica as the layer, and the photoactive CuS nanoparticles as the satellites...
March 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330144/upcot-an-integrated-pipeline-tool-for-clustering-upstream-dna-sequences-of-orthologous-genes-in-prokaryotic-genomes
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P V Parvati Sai Arun, Jogadhenu S S Prakash
UpCoT is a pipeline tool developed by automating the series of steps involved in prediction of cis-regulatory elements. UpCoT generates orthologs for each gene in target genome using bi-directional best blast hit against the reference genomes, then identifies potential orthologous transcriptional units using intergenic distance. Finally it generates the FASTA files containing upstream sequences of orthologous transcriptional units of each gene in target genome. The inputs of UpCoT are protein sequence files (*...
June 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326680/the-effect-of-desmopressin-on-the-amount-of-bleeding-and-transfusion-requirements-in-patients-undergoing-heart-transplant-surgery
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Alireza Jahangirifard, Mohammad Reza Razavi, Zargham Hosein Ahmadi, Mohammad Forozeshfard
One of the most common risks after a heart transplant is bleeding. In this study, the effect of desmopressin administration on the amount of bleeding and transfusion requirements following heart transplant surgery was investigated. In a double-blind clinical trial, 48 patients who were candidates for heart transplant surgery were randomly assigned to two groups. In the intervention group, patients received desmopressin 0.3 μg/kg, 30 min. before surgery. Patients in the control group received normal saline at the same amount and time...
March 22, 2017: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324936/a-preliminary-study-on-multi-wavelength-ppg-based-pulse-transit-time-detection-for-cuffless-blood-pressure-measurement
#5
Jing Liu, Yuan-Ting Zhang, Xiao-Rong Ding, Wen-Xuan Dai, Ni Zhao
Pulse transit time (PTT) has been widely studied as an index of blood pressure (BP) changes. In recent years, some prototypes of PTT-based wearable BP measurement devices have been developed, which can relieve users from the discomfort caused by the inflating cuff used in auscultatory and oscillometric BP measurement techniques. However, in the common practice for PTT detection, multi-site sensor implementation on human body is required, making it difficult for the integration of wearable devices. Since multi-wavelength (MW) photoplethysmogram (PPG) signals carry blood pulsation information of different blood vessels embedded in different skin depths, the time difference between different wavelength PPG signals collected at the same body site can be treated as a special PTT on a short length of blood vessels beneath the skin...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324863/croconaine-nanoparticles-with-enhanced-tumor-accumulation-for-multimodality-cancer-theranostics
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Longguang Tang, Fuwu Zhang, Fei Yu, Wenjing Sun, Menglin Song, Xiaoyuan Chen, Xianzhong Zhang, Xiaolian Sun
A novel nanoparticle self-assembled by polyethylene glycol (PEG) modified croconaine dye (CR780) is presented for photoacoustic (PA)/near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging-guided photothermal therapy (PTT). The simple PEGylation made CR780 amphiphilic, and led to their self-assembly into well-defined and uniform nanostructures with size tunable by controlling the assembly conditions. The CR780-PEG5K not only displayed the strength of small molecules (including rapid distribution to different organs, fast renal clearance and minimal accumulation to normal tissues), but also demonstrated the advantages of nanomaterials (including high physiological stability, multimodal theranostic ability, high tumor accumulation and retention)...
March 13, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324203/adult-acquired-flatfoot-deformity
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REVIEW
Niall A Smyth, Amiethab A Aiyer, Jonathan R Kaplan, Clayton A Carmody, Anish R Kadakia
Adult-acquired flatfoot deformity (AAFD) is a known and recognized cause of pain and disability. Loss of PTT function is the most important contributor to AAFD, and its estimated prevalence is thought to be over 3%. This review aims to summarize the current literature and encompass recent advances regarding AAFD.
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322514/strategies-to-improve-cancer-photothermal-therapy-mediated-by-nanomaterials
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REVIEW
Duarte de Melo-Diogo, Cleide Pais-Silva, Diana R Dias, André F Moreira, Ilídio J Correia
The deployment of hyperthermia-based treatments for cancer therapy has captured the attention of different researchers worldwide. In particular, the application of light-responsive nanomaterials to mediate hyperthermia has revealed promising results in several pre-clinical assays. Unlike conventional therapies, these nanostructures can display a preferential tumor accumulation and thus mediate, upon irradiation with near-infrared light, a selective hyperthermic effect with temporal resolution. Different types of nanomaterials such as those based on gold, carbon, copper, molybdenum, tungsten, iron, palladium and conjugated polymers have been used for this photothermal modality...
March 21, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304274/a-mid-term-follow-up-of-koutsogiannis-osteotomy-in-adult-acquired-flatfoot-stage-ii-and-early-stage-iii
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Camilla Arvinius, Elena Manrique, Antonio Urda, Zulema Cardoso, Jose Enrique Galeote, Fernando Marco
INTRODUCTION: Koutsogiannis' osteotomy has been widely described to treat adult-acquired flatfoot. However, few articles describe its midterm follow-up. Our aim was to study clinical and radiological outcomes at least one year after surgery and to analyze whether a combined procedure on the medial soft tissue affected these outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study of 30 feet of patients who underwent a Koutsogiannis' osteotomy due to adult-acquired flatfoot stage II and "early stage III": a stage III acquired flatfoot without any important structural deformities...
2017: SICOT-J
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301720/terrylenediimide-based-intrinsic-theranostic-nanomedicines-with-high-photothermal-conversion-efficiency-for-photoacoustic-imaging-guided-cancer-therapy
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Shaobo Zhang, Weisheng Guo, Jie Wei, Chan Li, Xing-Jie Liang, Meizhen Yin
Activatable theranostic nanomedicines involved in photothermal therapy (PTT) have received constant attention as promising alternatives to traditional therapies in clinic. However, the theranostic nanomedicines widely suffer from instability and complicated nanostructures, which hamper potential clinical applications. Herein, we demonstrated a terrylenediimide-poly(acrylic acid) (TPA)-based nanomedicine (TNM) platform used as an intrinsic theranostic agent. As an exploratory paradigm in seeking biomedical applications, terrylenediimide (TDI) was modified with poly(acrylic acid)s (PAAs), resulting in eight-armed, star-like TPAs composed of an outside hydrophilic PAA corona and an inner hydrophobic TDI core...
March 16, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300268/rgo-aunr-ha-5fu-nanocomposite-with-multi-stage-release-behavior-and-efficient-antitumor-activity-for-synergistic-therapy
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Ying Yang, Yunlong Wang, Manzhou Zhu, Yan Chen, Yazhong Xiao, Yuhua Shen, Anjian Xie
A reduced graphene oxide (RGO)/gold nanorod (AuNR)/hydroxyapatite (HA) nanocomposite was designed and successfully synthesized for the first time. An anticancer drug, 5-fluorouracil (5FU), was chosen as a model drug to be loaded in RGO/AuNR/HA. The fabricated RGO/AuNR/HA-5FU showed robust, selective targeting and penetrating efficiency against HeLa cells due to the good compatibility and nontoxicity of HA, and showed excellent synergetic antitumor effects through combined chemotherapy (CT) by 5FU and photothermal therapy (PTT) by both RGO and AuNRs under near-infrared (NIR) laser irradiation...
March 16, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295684/photoconversion-tunable-fluorophore-vesicles-for-wavelength-dependent-photoinduced-cancer-therapy
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Hui He, Shuangshuang Ji, Yang He, Aijun Zhu, Yelin Zou, Yibin Deng, Hengte Ke, Hong Yang, Youliang Zhao, Zhengqing Guo, Huabing Chen
Photoconversion tunability of fluorophore dye is of great interest in cancer nanomedicine such as fluorescence imaging, photodynamic therapy (PDT), and photothermal therapy (PTT). Herein, this paper reports wavelength-dependent photoconversional polymeric vesicles of boron dipyrromethene (Bodipy) fluorophore for either PDT under 660 nm irradiation or PTT under 785 nm irradiation. After being assembled within polymeric vesicles at a high drug loading, Bodipy molecules aggregate in the conformations of both J-type and H-type, thereby causing red-shifted absorption into near-infrared region, ultralow radiative transition, and ideal resistance to photobleaching...
March 15, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294239/dielectric-analysis-of-the-upper-critical-solution-temperature-behaviour-of-a-poly-acrylamide-co-acrylonitrile-copolymer-system-in-water
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Asad Asadujjaman, Annabelle Bertin, Andreas Schönhals
A copolymer consisting of acrylamide (AAm) and acrylonitrile (AN) in aqueous solution was investigated using broadband dielectric spectroscopy at frequencies between 10(-1) Hz and 10(6) Hz in the temperature range from 2 °C to 60 °C. This system shows an UCST phase behavior. The phase transition and aggregation behavior is monitored by both the temperature and frequency dependence of the complex conductivity σ*(f, T), where the AN fraction and the concentration of the solution were varied. Additionally, the dielectric data are compared with the results obtained from dynamic light scattering measurements...
March 15, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286830/mushroom-poisoning-in-the-northeast-of-iran-a-retrospective-6-year-epidemiologic-study
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Bita Dadpour, Shahrad Tajoddini, Maliheh Rajabi, Reza Afshari
INTRODUCTION: Toxic mushrooms are distributed across the globe with over 5000 species. Among them, 100 species are responsible for most of the cases of mushroom poisoning. This study aimed to evaluate the epidemiologic pattern of mushroom poisoning among patients referred to the main toxicology center of Mashhad province located in North-east of Iran. METHOD: This cross-sectional study was conducted on patients with final diagnosis of mushroom poisoning referred to the toxicology center of Mashhad, Iran, from February 2005 to 2011...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281031/pulse-transit-time-as-a-tool-to-characterize-obstructive-and-central-apneas-in-children
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Lucie Griffon, Alessandro Amaddeo, Jorge Olmo Arroyo, Rossana Tenconi, Serena Caggiano, Sonia Khirani, Brigitte Fauroux
PURPOSE: The characterization of apneas during polysomnography (PSG) as obstructive or central is a key element of a sleep study. Pulse transit time (PTT) has demonstrated its potential as a noninvasive surrogate marker for inspiratory efforts. The aim of the study was to assess the ability of PTT to classify apneas as central or obstructive, as compared to respiratory inductance plethysmography (RIP) in children. METHODS: Overnight PSG with simultaneous PTT recording was performed on 11 consecutive children (mean age 8...
March 9, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277434/age-interactions-on-pain-sensitization-in-patients-with-severe-knee-osteoarthritis-and-controls
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Kristian Kjær Petersen, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, Sara Finocchietti, Rogerio Pessoto Hirata, Ole Simonsen, Mogens Berg Laursen, Thomas Graven-Nielsen
OBJECTIVES: Widespread pressure hyperalgesia, facilitated temporal summation of pain (TSP), and impaired conditioned pain modulation (CPM) have been found in knee osteoarthritis (KOA) patients compared with controls and these parameters have further been suggested to be altered in the elderly. This study investigated the influence of age on pressure hyperalgesia, TSP, and CPM in patients with KOA and controls. METHODS: One-hundred-thirty-three severe KOA patients and 50 age and sex-matched asymptomatic controls were assessed by cuff algometry and handheld pressure algometry...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272874/microfluidic-electroporation-facilitated-synthesis-of-erythrocyte-membrane-coated-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-imaging-guided-cancer-therapy
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Lang Rao, Bo Cai, Lin-Lin Bu, Qing-Quan Liao, Shi-Shang Guo, Xing-Zhong Zhao, Wen-Fei Dong, Wei Liu
Biomimetic cell membrane-coated nanoparticles (CM-NPs) with superior biochemical properties have been broadly utilized for various biomedical applications. Currently, researchers primarily focus on using ultrasonic treatment and mechanical extrusion to improve the synthesis of CM-NPs. In this work, we demonstrate that microfluidic electroporation can effectively facilitate the synthesis of CM-NPs. To test it, Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles (MNs) and red blood cell membrane-derived vesicles (RBC-vesicles) are infused into a microfluidic device...
March 13, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272454/fluorescence-and-magnetic-resonance-dual-modality-imaging-guided-photothermal-and-photodynamic-dual-therapy-with-magnetic-porphyrin-metal-organic-framework-nanocomposites
#18
Hui Zhang, Yu-Hao Li, Yang Chen, Man-Man Wang, Xue-Sheng Wang, Xue-Bo Yin
Phototherapy shows some unique advantages in clinical application, such as remote controllability, improved selectivity, and low bio-toxicity, than chemotherapy. In order to improve the safety and therapeutic efficacy, imaging-guided therapy seems particularly important because it integrates visible information to speculate the distribution and metabolism of the probe. Here we prepare biocompatible core-shell nanocomposites for dual-modality imaging-guided photothermal and photodynamic dual-therapy by the in situ growth of porphyrin-metal organic framework (PMOF) on Fe3O4@C core...
March 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271705/thermally-triggered-in-situ-assembly-of-gold-nanoparticles-for-cancer-multimodal-imaging-and-photothermal-therapy
#19
Mengmeng Sun, Dong Peng, Hanjun Hao, Jin Hu, Dongliang Wang, Kun Wang, Jing Liu, Ximin Guo, Yen Wei, Weiping Gao
The assembly of gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) to AuNP assemblies is of interest for cancer therapy and imaging. Herein we introduce a new and general paradigm, thermally triggered AuNP assembly, for the development of novel intelligent platforms for cancer photothermal therapy (PTT) and multimodal imaging. Site-specific conjugation of a thermally sensitive elastin-like polypeptide (ELP) to AuNPs yields thermally sensitive ELP-AuNPs. Interestingly, ELP-AuNPs can in situ form AuNP assemblies composed of short necklace-like or worm-like gold nanostructures at elevated temperatures and thus show strong near-infrared light absorption and high photothermal effect...
March 8, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270373/phenotype-report-on-patients-with-congenital-factor-v-deficiency-in-southern-iran-in-the-recent-ten-years-experience
#20
Mohammad Mostafa Safarpour, Sezaneh Haghpanah, Aidin Meshksar, Mehran Karimi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate clinical symptoms in patients with congenital FV deficiency and the relationship between phenotype and factor activity level. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirteen patients with congenital FV deficiency were investigated and factor activity level and first clinical presentations were studied for each patient. RESULTS: The most common first signs and symptoms were post-surgery, post-partum, post -circumcision and post-traumatic bleeding (30...
March 8, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
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