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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646755/bio-fabrication-of-catalytic-platinum-nanoparticles-and-their-in-vitro-efficacy-against-lungs-cancer-cells-line-a549
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Sadeeq Ullah, Aftab Ahmad, Aoke Wang, Muslim Raza, Amin Ullah Jan, Kamran Tahir, Aziz Ur Rahman, Yuan Qipeng
Platinum based drugs are considered as effective agents against various types of carcinoma; however, the severe toxicity associated with the chemically prepared platinum complexes limit their practical applications. Similarly, water pollution caused by various organic moieties is another serious health problem worldwide. Hence, an intense need exists to develop new, effective and biocompatible materials with catalytic and biomedical applications. In the present contribution, we prepared platinum nanoparticles (PtNPs) by a green route using phytochemicals as a source of reducing and stabilizing agents...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645052/cardiorespiratory-responses-of-air-filtration-a-randomized-crossover-intervention-trial-in-seniors-living-in-beijing-beijing-indoor-air-purifier-study-biapsy
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Danqing Shao, Yipeng Du, Shuo Liu, Bert Brunekreef, Kees Meliefste, Qian Zhao, Jie Chen, Xiaoming Song, Meng Wang, Juan Wang, Hongbing Xu, Rongshan Wu, Tong Wang, Baihuan Feng, Candice Shih-Chun Lung, Xian Wang, Bei He, Wei Huang
In this Beijing Indoor Air Purifier StudY (BIAPSY), we conducted a randomized crossover intervention trial in a panel of 35 non-smoking senior participants with free-living, with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Portable air filtration units were randomly allocated to active-(filter in) for 2weeks and sham-mode (filter out) for 2weeks in the households. We examined the differences in indoor air pollutant concentrations in 20 study homes and a suite of cardio-respiratory biomarker levels in study participants between filtration modes, with and without adjustment for potential confounders...
June 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644724/modeling-long-term-effects-attributed-to-nitrogen-dioxide-no2-and-sulfur-dioxide-so2-exposure-on-asthma-morbidity-in-a-nationwide-cohort-in-israel
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N Greenberg, R S Carel, E Derazne, A Tiktinsky, D Tzur, B A Portnov
Studies have provided extensive documentation that acutely elevated environmental exposures contribute to chronic health problems. However, only attention has been paid to the effects of modificate of exposure assessment methods in environmental health investigations, leading to uncertainty and gaps in our understanding of exposure- and dose-response relationships. The goal of the present study was to evaluate whether average or peak concentration exerts a greater influence on asthma outcome, and which of the exposure models may better explain various physiological responses generated by nitrogen dioxide (NO2) or sulfur dioxide (SO2) air pollutants...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637572/investigating-cyclooxygenase-inhibition-in-a-rat-pulmonary-contusion-model-a-laboratory-study-finding-no-improvement-with-ibuprofen
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John P Sharpe, Nick R Khan, Arindam R Chatterjee, Jinsong Huang, Louis J Magnotti, Martin A Croce, Timothy C Fabian
Minimal advances have been made in the management of pulmonary contusions (PCs). The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of cyclooxygenase inhibition on outcomes following PC in a rat model. PC was induced in anesthetized adult rats. Ibuprofen was given to the treatment group (TG) and water was given to the control group (CG). Lung injury was assessed with pulse oximetry, arterial blood gases, CT, and histopathologic examination. Inflammation was measured with both serum and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) levels of tumor necrosis factor α and interleukin-6...
June 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637023/cationic-liquid-crystalline-nanoparticles-for-the-delivery-of-synthetic-rnai-based-therapeutics
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Emanuela Gentile, Taro Oba, Jing Lin, Ruping Shao, Feng Meng, Xiaobo Cao, Heather Y Lin, Majidi Mourad, Apar Pataer, Veerabhadran Baladandayuthapani, Dong Cai, Jack A Roth, Lin Ji
RNA interference (RNAi)-based therapeutics have been used to silence the expression of targeted pathological genes. Small interfering RNA (siRNAs) and microRNA (miRNAs) inhibitor have performed this function. However, short half-life, poor cellular uptake, and nonspecific distribution of small RNAs call for the development of novel delivery systems to facilitate the use of RNAi. We developed a novel cationic liquid crystalline nanoparticle (CLCN) to efficiently deliver synthetic siRNAs and miRNAs. CLCNs were prepared by using high-speed homogenization and assembled with synthetic siRNA or miRNA molecules in nuclease-free water to create CLCN/siRNA or miRNA complexes...
June 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630436/a-novel-gd-dtpa-conjugated-poly-l-%C3%AE-glutamyl-glutamine-paclitaxel-polymeric-delivery-system-for-tumor-theranostics
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Lipeng Gao, Jinge Zhou, Jing Yu, Qilong Li, Xueying Liu, Lei Sun, Ting Peng, Jing Wang, Jianzhong Zhu, Jihong Sun, Weiyue Lu, Lei Yu, Zhiqiang Yan, Yiting Wang
The conventional chemotherapeutics could not be traced in vivo and provide timely feedback on the clinical effectiveness of drugs. In this study, poly(L-γ-glutamyl-glutamine)-paclitaxel (PGG-PTX), as a model polymer, was chemically conjugated with Gd-DTPA (Gd-diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid), a T1-contrast agent of MRI, to prepare a Gd-DTPA-conjugated PGG-PTX (PGG-PTX-DTPA-Gd) delivery system used for tumor theranostics. PGG-PTX-DTPA-Gd can be self-assembled to NPs in water with a z-average hydrodynamic diameter about 35...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625818/quantitative-assessment-of-lung-and-bladder-cancer-risk-and-oral-exposure-to-inorganic-arsenic-meta-regression-analyses-of-epidemiological-data
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Heather N Lynch, Ke Zu, Erin M Kennedy, Thuy Lam, Xiaobin Liu, Daniella M Pizzurro, Christine T Loftus, Lorenz R Rhomberg
Inorganic arsenic (iAs) in drinking water varies geographically and is prevalent worldwide. While exposures in the US are generally low, there are some areas with higher levels of naturally occurring iAs (potentially >100μg/L) where residents rely on unregulated drinking water wells. Much of the evidence on the association between iAs and cancer comes from epidemiological studies conducted in South American and Asian populations. These populations have generally been exposed to much higher levels of iAs and have differing underlying characteristics, both of which make comparing them to Western populations difficult...
June 16, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625800/arsenic-alters-transcriptional-responses-to-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-infection-and-decreases-antimicrobial-defense-of-human-airway-epithelial-cells
#8
B C Goodale, E J Rayack, B A Stanton
Arsenic contamination of drinking water and food threatens the health of hundreds of millions of people worldwide by increasing the risk of numerous diseases. Arsenic exposure has been associated with infectious lung disease in epidemiological studies, but it is not yet understood how ingestion of low levels of arsenic increases susceptibility to bacterial infection. Accordingly, the goal of this study was to examine the effect of arsenic on gene expression in primary human bronchial epithelial (HBE) cells and to determine if arsenic altered epithelial cell responses to Pseudomonas aeruginosa, an opportunistic pathogen...
June 15, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625256/-comparison-of-effect-of-norepinephrine-and-terlipressin-on-patients-with-ards-combined-with-septic-shock-a-prospective-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
#9
Zhi Chen, Ping Zhou, Yuanhua Lu, Chunli Yang
OBJECTIVE: To approach the effect of different vasopressor on hemodynamics, volume responsiveness, fluid volume balance, renal function and prognosis in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) complicated with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective single-blind randomized controlled trial was conducted. ARDS patients with septic shock admitted to the Department of Critical Care Medicine of Jiangxi Provincial People's Hospital from January 1st, 2015 to May 1st, 2016 were enrolled...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625234/-effect-of-global-end-diastolic-volume-index-guidance-fluid-resuscitation-in-elderly-patients-with-septic-shock
#10
Shuang Ma, Rumin Zhang, Shifu Wang, Meiling Zhao, Lei Wang, Yun Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of global end diastolic volume index (GEDVI) on fluid resuscitation in elderly patients with septic shock. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT) was conducted. Septic shock patients over 65 years admitted to intensive care unit (ICU) of Shandong Province, Zibo Central Hospital from January 2013 to December 2015 were enrolled. The patients were randomly divided into control group and observation group, 20 cases in each group...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625165/transpulmonary-thermodilution-advantages-and-limits
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Xavier Monnet, Jean-Louis Teboul
BACKGROUND: For complex patients in the intensive care unit or in the operating room, many questions regarding their haemodynamic management cannot be answered with simple clinical examination. In particular, arterial pressure allows only a rough estimation of cardiac output. Transpulmonary thermodilution is a technique that provides a full haemodynamic assessment through cardiac output and other indices. MAIN BODY: Through the analysis of the thermodilution curve recorded at the tip of an arterial catheter after the injection of a cold bolus in the venous circulation, transpulmonary thermodilution intermittently measures cardiac output...
June 19, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625094/a-new-indole-alkaloid-from-the-traditional-chinese-medicine-chansu
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Ying-Hui Dai, An-Dong Wang, Yu-Lin Chen, Ming-Yu Xia, Xin-Yi Shao, Dong-Chun Liu, Dong Wang
A new indole alkaloid N'-formylserotonin (1), along with five known indole alkaloids N'-methylserotonin (2), 5-hydroxy-1H-indole-3-carbaldehyde (3), N-acetylserotonin (4), 6-hydroxy-1-oxo-3,4-dihydro-β-carboline (5), and bufoserotoin C (6), were isolated from the water extract of traditional Chinese medicine Chansu. Their structures were elucidated on the basis of spectral analyses. The cytotoxicities of 1-6 against human lung adenocarcinoma epithelial cells A549 were tested using the MTT method. Compound 6 exhibited stronger cytotoxic effect than 5-FU, and 1-5 showed no cytotoxic effects...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Asian Natural Products Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624706/bilirubin-nanoparticles-ameliorate-allergic-lung-inflammation-in-a-mouse-model-of-asthma
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Dong Eon Kim, Yonghyun Lee, MinGyo Kim, Soyoung Lee, Sangyong Jon, Seung-Hyo Lee
Although asthma, a chronic inflammatory airway disease, is relatively well-managed by inhaled corticosteroids, the side effects associated with the long-term use of these agents precipitate the need for alternative therapeutic options based on differing modes of action. Bilirubin, a potent endogenous antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory molecule have been shown to ameliorate asthmatic symptoms; however, its clinical translation has been limited owing to its water insolubility and associated potential toxicity...
June 12, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617514/enhancement-of-the-antiproliferative-activity-of-rucp-pph3-2-dmopta-1%C3%AE%C2%BAp-via-its-coordination-to-one-cocl2-unit-synthesis-crystal-structure-and-properties-of-rucp-pph3-2-%C3%AE-dmopta-1%C3%AE%C2%BAp-2%C3%AE%C2%BA-2-n-n-cocl2-otf-%C3%A2-0-25h2o
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Zenaida Mendoza, Pablo Lorenzo-Luis, Franco Scalambra, José M Padrón, Antonio Romerosa
Synthesis, characterization and the antiproliferative activity of a new bimetallic complex [RuCp(PPh3)2-μ-dmoPTA-1κP:2k(2)N,N'-CoCl2]OTf·0.25H2O are described. The stability of the complex was studied under air and N2 atmospheres and in CDCl3, DMSO, water and the cell culture medium, at room temperature and 40 °C. The complex showed an enhanced antiproliferative activity (up to six-fold) when compared with its parent complex [RuCp(PPh3)2(HdmoPTA)](2+) against human lung, cervix, breast, and colon solid tumor cell lines...
June 15, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616962/size-dependent-translocation-of-nanoemulsions-via-oral-delivery
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Fei Xia, Wufa Fan, Sifan Jiang, Yuhua Ma, Yi Lu, Jianping Qi, Ejaj Ahmad, Xiaochun Dong, Weili Zhao, Wei Wu
The in vivo translocation of nanoemulsions was tracked by imaging tools with emphasis on the size effect. To guarantee accurate identification of nanoemulsions in vivo, water-quenching environment-responsive near-infrared fluorescent probes were used to label nanoemulsions. Imaging evidence confirms prominent digestion in gastrointestinal tract and oral absorption of integral nanoemulsions that survive digestion by enteric epithelia in a size-dependent way. In general, reducing particle size leads to slowed in vitro lipolysis and in vivo digestion, prolonged lifetime in small intestine, increased enteric epithelial uptake, and enhanced transportation to various organs...
June 15, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615231/single-nucleotide-polymorphism-leading-to-false-allelic-fraction-by-droplet-digital-pcr
#16
Eric S Christenson, William B Dalton, David Chu, Ian Waters, Karen Cravero, Daniel J Zabransky, Amy DeZern, Ben Ho Park
BACKGROUND: Molecular-based diagnostics have great utility for cancer detection. We have used droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) as a platform for identifying mutations in circulating plasma tumor DNA (ptDNA). We present the unexpected finding of a spurious mutant allele fraction that was discovered to be artifactual because of the presence of a single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in a patient sample. DESIGN AND METHODS: Probe and primer combinations for the K700 and V701 loci of the SF3B1 spliceosome gene were designed for ddPCR to identify the percentage of mutant and wild-type alleles...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613284/activated-and-micronized-zeolite-in-the-modulation-of-cellular-oxidative-stress-in-mexican-smokers-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Alfonso Atitlán-Gil, Martín M Bretón-de la Loza, José C Jiménez-Ortega, Helen Belefant-Miller, Gabriel Betanzos-Cabrera
BACKGROUND: Activated and micronized zeolites are used as detoxifying agents in humans. Detoxification is attributed to their ability to reduce lipid peroxidation by scavenging free radicals. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate activated and micronized zeolites as modulators of cellular oxidative stress in Mexican smokers without lung diseases. METHODS: Randomized clinical trial. Subjects were randomly divided into three groups: activated and micronized zeolites, n = 29; vitamin E, an accepted antioxidant, n = 29; and maltodextrin as control, n = 27...
May 2017: Revista de Investigación Clínica; Organo del Hospital de Enfermedades de la Nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612302/a-simplified-lung-ultrasound-approach-to-detect-increased-extravascular-lung-water-in-critically-ill-patients
#18
Antonio Anile, Jole Russo, Giacomo Castiglione, Giovanni Volpicelli
BACKGROUND: The quantification of B-lines at lung ultrasonography is a valid tool to estimate the extravascular lung water (EVLW) in patients after major cardiac surgery. However, there is still uncertainty about the correlation between B-lines and EVLW in a general population of critically ill. AIM: To evaluate a simplified lung ultrasonographic assessment as a tool to estimate the EVLW in critically ill patients admitted to a polyvalent intensive care unit (ICU)...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610883/the-validation-of-a-no-drain-policy-after-thoracoscopic-major-lung-resection
#19
Junichi Murakami, Kazuhiro Ueda, Toshiki Tanaka, Taiga Kobayashi, Yoshie Kunihiro, Kimikazu Hamano
BACKGROUND: The omission of postoperative chest tube drainage may contribute to early recovery after thoracoscopic major lung resection; however, a validation study is necessary before the dissemination of a selective drain policy. METHODS: A total of 162 patients who underwent thoracoscopic anatomical lung resection for lung tumors were enrolled in this study. Alveolar air leaks were sealed with a combination of bioabsorbable mesh and fibrin glue. The chest tube was removed just after the removal of the tracheal tube in selected patients in whom complete pneumostasis was obtained...
June 11, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606680/pulmonary-congestion-evaluated-by-lung-ultrasound-predicts-decompensation-in-heart-failure-outpatients
#20
Marcelo H Miglioranza, Eugenio Picano, Luigi P Badano, Roberto Sant'Anna, Marciane Rover, Facundo Zaffaroni, Rosa Sicari, Renato K Kalil, Tiago L Leiria, Luna Gargani
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary congestion is the main cause of hospital admission among heart failure (HF) patients. Lung ultrasound (LUS) assessment of B-lines has been recently proposed as a reliable and easy tool for evaluating pulmonary congestion. OBJECTIVE: To determine the prognostic value of LUS in predicting adverse events in HF outpatients. METHODS: Single-center prospective cohort of 97 moderate-to-severe systolic HF patients (53±13years; 61% males) consecutively enrolled between November 2011 and October 2012...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
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