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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782990/a-certain-role-of-sod-cat-imbalance-in-pathogenesis-of-autism-spectrum-disorders
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Konstantin Yenkoyan, Hayk Harutyunyan, Aida Harutyunyan
The real impact of reactive oxygen species, antioxidant enzymes, mitochondrial dysfunction and chronic inflammation on the development of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) remains unclear, and even controversial. In this study we compared the plasma levels of antioxidant enzymes and their cofactors, markers of oxidative damage, and the respiratory burst in peripheral blood polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL) as surrogate marker of chronic inflammation obtained from 10 children (4-10 year old) who met DSM-5 criteria and their siblings...
May 18, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782902/five-rare-dimeric-sesquiterpenes-exhibiting-potential-neuroprotection-activity-from-vladimiria-souliei
#2
Zhi-Li Wu, Qun Wang, Hong-Yuan Dong, Hui-liangLi, Shu-Mei Wang, Wei-Dong Zhang
Two rare C32 sesquiterpene lactone dimers, vlasouliolides J-K (1-2), together with three C30 sesquiterpene dimers, vlasoulioliones A-C (3-5), were isolated from Vladimiria souliei. Their chemical structures were elucidated by NMR and MS spectroscopic data. Among them, compounds 1, 3 and 5 were unambiguously established by Cu-Kα X-ray crystallographic analysis. Furthermore, compound 1 showed prominent neuroprotective effects against glutamate-induced neurotoxicity in PC-12 cells, with EC50 value of 2.11 ± 0...
May 18, 2018: Fitoterapia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782890/novel-dental-adhesive-resin-with-crack-self-healing-antimicrobial-and-remineralization-properties
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Shichao Yue, Junling Wu, Qiang Zhang, Ke Zhang, Michael D Weir, Satoshi Imazato, Yuxing Bai, Hockin H K Xu
OBJECTIVES: Secondary caries at the tooth-restoration margins is a primary reason for restoration failure. Cracks at the margins lead to leakage which can trap bacteria, producing acids to cause caries. To date, there has been no report on developing an adhesive resin that has self-healing, antibacterial and remineralizing capabilities. The objectives of this study were to: (1) develop the first self-healing adhesive with antimicrobial and remineralizing capabilities, and (2) investigate the effects of incorporating microcapsules, dimethylaminohexadecyl methacrylate (DMAHDM) and nanoparticles of amorphous calcium phosphate (NACP) for the first time...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782818/antimicrobial-activity-profiles-of-amphiphilic-xanthone-derivatives-are-a-function-of-their-molecular-oligomerization
#4
Jun-Jie Koh, Shuimu Lin, Yang Bai, Wendy Wan Ling Sin, Thet Tun Aung, Jianguo Li, Verma Chandra, Konstantin Pervushin, Roger W Beuerman, Shouping Liu
Currently, membrane-targeting small antimicrobial peptidomimetics (SAP) are important in antibiotic development because bacteria appear to develop resistance to these surface-active compounds less readily. However, the molecular membrane-targeting action of SAPs has received little attention. In this study, we investigated the effect of oligomerization of amphiphilic xanthone, a model SAP, on its antimicrobial properties against both Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria. First, oligomer formation by an amphiphilic xanthone, compound 2 (also coded as AM052), was investigated via solution-state nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
May 18, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782659/self-suspended-nanomesh-scaffold-for-ultrafast-flexible-photodetectors-based-on-organic-semiconducting-crystals
#5
Lei Zhang, Nadiia Pasthukova, Yifan Yao, Xiaolan Zhong, Egon Pavlica, Gvido Bratina, Emanuele Orgiu, Paolo Samorì
Self-standing nanostructures are of fundamental interest in materials science and nanoscience and are widely used in (opto-)electronic and photonic devices as well as in micro-electromechanical systems. To date, large-area and self-standing nanoelectrode arrays assembled on flexible substrates have not been reported. Here the fabrication of a hollow nanomesh scaffold on glass and plastic substrates with a large surface area over 1 mm2 and ultralow leakage current density (≈1-10 pA mm-2 @ 2 V) across the empty scaffold is demonstrated...
May 21, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782207/the-benzodiazepine-anesthetic-midazolam-prevents-hyperglycemia-induced-microvascular-leakage-in-the-retinas-of-diabetic-mice
#6
Yeon-Ju Lee, Minsoo Kim, Jee-Yeon Lee, Se-Hui Jung, Hye-Yoon Jeon, Seung Ah Lee, Seongsik Kang, Eun-Taek Han, Won Sun Park, Seok-Ho Hong, Young-Myeong Kim, Kwon-Soo Ha
We investigated the beneficial effects of midazolam against vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-induced vascular leakage and its molecular mechanism of action in human retinal endothelial cells (HRECs) and the retinas of diabetic mice. Midazolam inhibited VEGF-induced elevation of intracellular Ca2+ , generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), and transglutaminase activation in HRECs; these effects were reversed by the GABA, type A (GABAA ) receptor antagonist flumazenil but not by the translocator protein antagonist PK11195...
May 21, 2018: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781984/mitochondrial-ca2-retention-capacity-assay-and-ca2-triggered-mitochondrial-swelling-assay
#7
Wei Li, Chen Zhang, Xiulian Sun
The production of ATP by oxidative phosphorylation is the primary function of mitochondria. Mitochondria in higher eukaryotes also participate in cytosolic Ca2+ buffering, and the ATP production in mitochondrial can be mediated by intramitochondrial free Ca2+ concentration. Ca2+ retention capacity can be regarded as the capability of mitochondria to retain calcium in the mitochondrial matrix. Accumulated intracellular Ca2+ leads to the permeability of the inner mitochondrial membrane, termed the opening of mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP), which leads to the leakage of molecules with a molecular weight less than 1...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781773/a-comparison-of-total-inward-leakage-measured-using-sodium-chloride-nacl-and-corn-oil-aerosol-methods-for-air-purifying-respirators
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Samy Rengasamy, Ziqing Zhuang, George Niezgoda, Gary Walbert, Robert Lawrence, Brenda Boutin, Judith Hudnall, William P Monaghan, Michael Bergman, Colleen Miller, James Harris, Christopher Coffey
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 16900-1:2014 specifies the use of sodium chloride (NaCl) and corn oil aerosols, and sulfur hexafluoride gas for measuring total inward leakage (TIL). However, a comparison of TIL between different agents is lacking. The objective of this study was to measure and compare TIL for respirators using corn oil and NaCl aerosols. TIL was measured with 10 subjects donning two models of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) including FFP1, N95, P100, and elastomeric half-mask respirators (ERs) in NaCl and corn oil aerosol test chambers, using continuous sampling methods...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781404/removal-of-iron-ore-slimes-from-a-highly-turbid-water-by-daf
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L M Faustino, A S Braga, G D Sacchi, W Whitaker, M A P Reali, L S Leal Filho, L A Daniel
This paper addresses Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) process variables, such as the flocculation parameters and the recycle water addition, as well as the pretreatment chemical variables (coagulation conditions), to determine the optimal values for the flotation of iron ore slimes found in a highly turbid water sample from the Gualaxo do Norte River, a tributary of the Doce River Basin in Minas Gerais, Brazil. This work was conducted using a flotatest batch laboratory-scale device to evaluate the effectiveness of DAF for cleaning the water polluted by the Samarco tailings dam leakage and determine the ability of DAF to reduce the water turbidity from 358 NTU to values below 100 NTU, aiming to comply with current legislation...
May 21, 2018: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781209/oral-phase-dysphagia-in-facial-onset-sensory-and-motor-neuronopathy
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Mitsuru Watanabe, Wataru Shiraishi, Ryo Yamasaki, Noriko Isobe, Motohiro Sawatsubashi, Ryuji Yasumatsu, Takashi Nakagawa, Jun-Ichi Kira
INTRODUCTION: Facial onset motor and sensory neuronopathy (FOSMN) is a rare disease whose cardinal features are initial asymmetrical facial sensory deficits followed by bulbar symptoms and spreading of sensory and motor deficits from face to scalp, neck, upper trunk, and upper extremities in a rostral-caudal direction. Although bulbar involvement is frequently observed in FOSMN, dysphagia in these patients has not been fully described. In this study, we aimed to characterize dysphagia as a prognostic factor in FOSMN by investigating our institutional case series...
May 21, 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781101/feline-ureteral-obstructions-part-2-surgical-management
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REVIEW
D L Clarke
Feline obstructive ureteral disease will likely remain a common and frustrating cause of critical illness in cats for the foreseeable future. Since many cats are uraemic and cardiovascularly unstable secondary to obstructive nephropathy, prompt recognition using clinical intuition, blood work and diagnostic imaging is essential to make a timely diagnosis and decision about timing for intervention, if indicated. Multiple surgical and interventional procedures exist for the management of feline ureteral obstructions but there is no ideal technique and all currently available procedures carry risk of infection, re-obstruction, urine leakage and the need for additional procedures in the future...
May 20, 2018: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781009/electrically-controlled-drug-release-using-ph-sensitive-polymer-films
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S Ephraim Neumann, Christian F Chamberlayne, Richard N Zare
Drug delivery systems (DDS) that allow spatially and temporally controlled release of drugs are of particular interest in the field of drug delivery. These systems create opportunities for individually tailored doses of drugs to be administered as well as reduce side effects by localizing the initial drug dose to the organ of interest. We present an electroresponsive DDS in the form of a bioresorbable nanocomposite film which operates at low voltages (<-2 V). The method is based on electrochemically generating local pH changes at an electrode surface to induce dissolution of a pH-sensitive polymer, which is used as the carrier material...
May 21, 2018: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780803/role-of-subclinical-gut-inflammation-in-the-pathogenesis-of-spondyloarthritis
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REVIEW
Aroldo Rizzo, Giuliana Guggino, Angelo Ferrante, Francesco Ciccia
Subclinical gut inflammation occurring in patients affected by spondyloarthritis (SpA) is correlated with the severity of spine inflammation. Several evidences indicate that dysbiosis occurs in SpA, and that may modulate intestinal permeability and intestinal immune responses. The presence of intestinal dysbiosis is accompanied in SpA patients with the presence of zonulin-dependent alterations of gut-epithelial and gut-vascular barriers. The leakage of epithelial and endothelial surface layers is followed by the translocation of bacterial products, such as lipopolysaccharide and intestinal fatty acid binding protein, in the systemic circulation...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780780/postoperative-urinary-symptoms-after-transobturator-tape-in-normal-weight-compared-with-overweight-and-obese-woman
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Hyun Jin Lee, Young Bin Won, Yun Jin Park, Mi Kyung Kong, Sang Wook Bai
Objectives: To examine the clinical outcome of obesity in women who underwent the transobturator tape procedure for stress urinary incontinence and to compare postoperative urinary symptoms after transobturator tape surgery between normal-weight women and overweight and obese women. Methods: We performed a retrospective cohort study of the risk of postoperative urinary symptoms, including recurrence after transobturator tape surgery, in normal-weight women compared with overweight and obese women at our institution from January 2009 through October 2011...
May 2018: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779694/the-effectiveness-of-respiratory-protection-worn-by-communities-to-protect-from-volcanic-ash-inhalation-part-i-filtration-efficiency-tests
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William Mueller, Claire J Horwell, Andrew Apsley, Susanne Steinle, Stephanie McPherson, John W Cherrie, Karen S Galea
During volcanic eruptions and their aftermath, communities may be concerned about the impacts of inhaling volcanic ash. Access to effective respiratory protection (RP) is therefore important for many people in volcanic areas all over the world. However, evidence to support the use of effective RP during such crises is currently lacking. The aim of this study was to build the first evidence base on the effectiveness of common materials used to protect communities from ash inhalation in volcanic crises. We obtained 17 forms of RP, covering various types of cloth through to disposable masks (typically used in occupational settings), which communities are known to wear during volcanic crises...
April 22, 2018: International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778700/paediatric-cystolitholapaxy-through-the-mitrofanoff-monti-channel
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J S Thomas, N Smeulders, F Yankovic, S Undre, I Mushtaq, P-J López, P Cuckow
INTRODUCTION: Bladder calculi are a known complication of bladder augmentation. Open cystolithotomy remains the preferred option for treating large or multiple stones. Increasingly, however, minimal access techniques have been used. Reports of Mitrofanoff cystolitholapaxy are rare and have been limited to adults. This study presented a two centre series of children treated by cystolitholapaxy via the Mitrofanoff/Monti channel. MATERIALS AND METHODS: With institutional approval the current study retrospectively reviewed and identified 14 patients, on a prospective database, who underwent Mitrofanoff cystolitholapaxy to treat bladder calculi at two independent institutions in the UK and Chile between 2004 and 2016...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778134/central-serous-chorioretinopathy-in-african-americans-at-wilmer-eye-institute
#17
Pooja H Mehta, Jay Chhablani, Jiangxia Wang, Catherine B Meyerle
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) in African Americans/blacks within an academic center in a predominantly African American city, as the current belief is that CSC is rare in this population. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients' charts diagnosed with CSC at Wilmer Eye Institute/Johns Hopkins University from August 2009-August 2015 was conducted via an electronic health record search (EPIC). The charts were categorized by self-reported race and gender...
June 2018: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777457/a-nomogram-to-predict-anastomotic-leakage-in-open-rectal-surgery-hope-or-hype
#18
Johannes Klose, Ignazio Tarantino, Armin von Fournier, Moritz J Stowitzki, Yakup Kulu, Thomas Bruckner, Claudia Volz, Thomas Schmidt, Martin Schneider, Markus W Büchler, Alexis Ulrich
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is the most dreaded complication after rectal resection and total mesorectal excision, leading to increased morbidity and mortality. Formation of a diverting ileostomy is generally performed to protect anastomotic healing. Identification of variables predicting anastomotic leakage might help to select patients who are under increased risk for the development of anastomotic leakage prior to surgery. The objective of this study was to assess the applicability of a nomogram as prognostic model for the occurrence of anastomotic leakage after rectal resection in a cohort of rectal cancer patients...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777268/defunctioning-stomas-result-in-significantly-more-short-term-complications-following-low-anterior-resection-for-rectal-cancer
#19
Andrew Emmanuel, Ezzat Chohda, Christo Lapa, Andrew Miles, Amyn Haji, Joe Ellul
BACKGROUND: Studies suggest that defunctioning stomas reduce the rate of anastomotic leakage and urgent reoperations after anterior resection. Although the magnitude of benefit appears to be limited, there has been a trend in recent years towards routinely creating defunctioning stomas. However, little is known about post-operative complication rates in patients with and without a defunctioning stoma. We compared overall short-term post-operative complications after low anterior resection in patients managed with a defunctioning stoma to those managed without a stoma...
May 17, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777008/multispectral-fluorescence-imaging-as-a-tool-to-separate-healthy-and-disease-related-lymphatic-anatomies-during-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-procedures
#20
Philippa Meershoek, Gijs H KleinJan, Matthias N van Oosterom, Esther M Wit, Danny M van Willigen, Kevin P Bauwens, Erik J van Gennep, Alexandre M Mottrie, Henk G van der Poel, Fijs van Leeuwen
To reduce the invasive nature of extended pelvic lymph node dissections (ePLND) in prostate cancer, we have developed a multicolor fluorescence guidance approach that enables the discrimination between prostate draining lymph nodes (LNs) and lower limb draining LNs. Methods: In five porcine models multispectral-fluorescence guidance was performed using da Vinci Si- and Xi-robot consoles. They received fluorescein into the lower limb(s) and indocyanine green (ICG)-nanocolloid into the prostate. Results: Fluorescein was detected in 29 LNs (average of 3...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
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