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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524252/in-vivo-noninvasive-analysis-of-graphene-nanomaterial-pharmacokinetics-using-photoacoustic-flow-cytometry
#1
Dmitry A Nedosekin, Jacqueline Nolan, Chengzhong Cai, Shawn E Bourdo, Zeid Nima, Alexandru S Biris, Vladimir P Zharov
Graphene-based nanomaterials (GBNs) are quickly revolutionizing modern electronics, energy generation and storage, clothing and biomedical devices. Due to GBN's variety of physical and chemical parameters that define their toxicity and their aggregation in suspension, interpreting its toxicology without accurate information on graphene's distribution and behavior in live organisms is challenging. In this work, we present a laser-based optical detection methodology for noninvasive detection and pharmacokinetics analysis of GBNs directly in blood flow in mice using in vivo photoacoustic (PA) flow cytometry (PAFC)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523337/a-parallel-between-two-important-romanian-histologists-of-twentieth-century-alexandru-tupa-1886-1956-and-cornel-crisan-1895-1958
#2
Dan Cristian Bârsu
During the XXth century, the evolution of histology in Romania was marked by different personalities. The aim of our paper is to present a parallel between two Professors of Histology: Alexandru Tupa (1886-1956) and Cornel Crisan (1895-1958) - who were contemporaries. Thus, we bring a homage to their memory, because in 2016 was the anniversary of 130 years since the birth of Al. Tupa and in 2018 will be the commemoration of 60 years since the death of C. Crisan. Both carried out their didactic and scientific activities at two prestigious Faculties of Medicine from Romania: Tupa in Jassy and Crisan in Cluj...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523336/multum-in-parvo
#3
Dan Cristian Voinescu, Aurel George Mohan, Andrei Alexandru Marinescu, Alexandru Vlad Ciurea
The authors begin from the Latin expression Multum in parvo, which is used to summarize the essential aspects of something. This phrase is used in this case to define the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) - the posttraumatic conscious state evaluation scale. The authors gather the entire information regarding the creation of a uniform evaluation scale for the patients that have the state of consciousness altered or are even in a posttraumatic coma. This subject has been thoroughly debated for over 40 years. Teasdale & Jennett represented a huge step in the evaluation of patient's state of consciousness...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523332/apert-syndrome-clinical-case
#4
Mirela Anişoara Siminel, Cristian Ovidiu NeamŢu, Damian DiŢescu, Mircea Cătălin ForŢofoiu, Alexandru Cristian Comănescu, Marius Bogdan Novac, Simona Daniela NeamŢu, Adrian Gluhovschi
Apert syndrome - acrocephalosyndactyly - is a rare autosomal dominant disorder representing 1:65 000 cases of living newborns. Characteristic malformations of the Apert syndrome are early craniostenosis, microviscerocranium and II-V finger syndactyly of hand and toes with proximal phalanx of the bilateral thumb "in delta". It is difficult to determine prenatal diagnosis in the second quarter, when examining the morphology of fetal signs; the dysmorphism signs appeared in the third pregnancy quarter. We present here the case of a newborn with Apert syndrome that was born prematurely in our Clinic after a monitored pregnancy, where there was issued a suspicion of cranio-facial dysmorphism, malposition and malformation of the feet and hands in the third quarter of prenatal pregnancy...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523323/discovery-of-a-new-mutation-in-the-desmin-gene-in-a-young-patient-with-cardiomyopathy-and-muscular-weakness
#5
Ruxandra Oana JurcuŢ, Alexandra Eugenia Bastian, Sebastian Militaru, Aura Popa, Emilia Manole, Bogdan Alexandru Popescu, Jonna Tallila, Bogdan Ovidiu Popescu, Carmen Doina Ginghină
A 25-year-old woman with a five years history of syncope, mild left ventricular hypertrophy and moderately enlarged atria, was diagnosed with third degree atrioventricular heart block alternating with atrioventricular heart block 2:1, and received a dual chamber pacemaker. After three years of evolution, she developed atrial fibrillation, marked biatrial enlargement, severely depressed longitudinal myocardial velocities, associated with mild girdle weakness and slight increase in creatine kinase level. The diagnosis of restrictive cardiomyopathy with mild skeletal myopathy imposed the screening for a common etiology...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523318/hemobilia-through-aneurysm-of-the-right-hepatic-artery-22-months-after-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-case-presentation
#6
Octavian Marius CreŢu, Radu Gheorghe Dan, Iulian Alexandru Ciprian Blidişel, LaurenŢiu Vasile Sima, Mihnea Munteanu, Ion Păun
Hemobilia is a rare cause of upper digestive bleeding, and it should be suspected when there are traumas of the liver area or surgical or exploratory interventions of the liver-bile-pancreas area in the patient's history. Iatrogenic bleeding occurs, most often, after transcutaneous bile punctures, laparoscopic cholecystectomies, cateterisms of the biliary ways. After such interventions, hemobilia may appear earlier, but also up to a few months later. We present a case of massive hemobilia occurring 22 months after a laparoscopic cholecystectomy...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523315/sinonasal-non-hodgkin-s-malignant-lymphoma-review-of-a-clinical-case
#7
Vlad Andrei Budu, Mihail Tuşaliu, Tatiana Decuseară, Ioan Alexandru Bulescu, Cristiana Gabriela Popp, Alexandru Panfiloiu, Andreea Nicoleta Costache, Iuliana Lupu, Carmen Aurelia Mogoantă
Malignant lymphomas represent one of the most important problems of modern medicine, with a constant increase in the last decades, becoming the most frequent tumor among young people. Sinonasal localization is a particular site of malignant lymphomas, representing the second most frequent among ear, nose and throat (ENT) tumors. In this paper, authors present the clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of a malignant sinonasal lymphoma, which despite an aggressive histological subtype and important regional extension had a favorable clinical outcome...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523296/a-systematic-review-of-the-possible-carcinogenic-role-of-the-aristolochic-acid
#8
Tivadar Bara, Simona Gurzu, Haruhiko Sugimura, Tivadar Bara, Marius Alexandru Beleaua, Ioan Jung
Aristolochic acid (AA) is a bioactive component of Chinese herbs, dietary supplements, slimming pills and contaminated flour, which is known to induce chronic tubulointerstitial disease. AA is also shown to be involved in the genesis of the upper urinary tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) and some other cancers, but its tumorigenic role is far to be understood. We performed a systematic literature review regarding the involvement of AA in malignant processes and molecular pathways of carcinogenesis. Twenty representative papers were selected for this review...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521545/silver-oxynitrate-an-efficacious-compound-for-the-prevention-and-eradication-of-dual-species-biofilms
#9
Joe A Lemire, Lindsay Kalan, Natalie Gugala, Alexandru Bradu, Raymond J Turner
Preventing and eradicating biofilms remains a challenge in clinical and industrial settings. Recently, the present authors demonstrated that silver oxynitrate (Ag7NO11) prevented and eradicated single-species planktonic and biofilm populations of numerous microbes at lower concentrations than other silver (Ag) compounds. Here, the antimicrobial and anti-biofilm efficacy of Ag7NO11 is elaborated by testing its in vitro activity against combinations of dual-species, planktonic and biofilm populations of Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa...
May 19, 2017: Biofouling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513999/microparticles-of-healthy-origins-improve-endothelial-progenitor-cell-dysfunction-via-microrna-transfer-in-an-atherosclerotic-hamster-model
#10
Nicoleta Alexandru, Eugen Andrei, Loredan Niculescu, Emanuel Dragan, Violeta Ristoiu, Adriana Georgescu
AIM: In this study we aimed: (1) to obtain and functionally characterize the cultures of late endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) from the animal blood; (2) to investigate the potential beneficial effects of circulating microparticles (MPs) of healthy origins on EPC dysfunctionality in atherosclerosis as well as involved mechanisms. METHODS: Late EPCs were obtained and expanded in culture from peripheral blood isolated from two animal groups: hypertensive-hyperlipidemic (HH) and control (C) hamsters...
May 17, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508907/an-effective-trigger-for-energy-release-of-vinylheptafulvene-based-solar-heat-batteries
#11
Martina Cacciarini, Alexandru Vlasceanu, Martyn Jevric, Mogens Brøndsted Nielsen
Stoichiometric copper(i) tetrakis(acetonitrile) is found to activate the thermal ring-closure reaction of a series of high-energy vinylheptafulvene isomers to the corresponding low-energy and photoactive dihydroazulenes, allowing the release of energy upon request.
May 16, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503375/network-science-meets-respiratory-medicine-for-osas-phenotyping-and-severity-prediction
#12
Stefan Mihaicuta, Mihai Udrescu, Alexandru Topirceanu, Lucretia Udrescu
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a common clinical condition. The way that OSAS risk factors associate and converge is not a random process. As such, defining OSAS phenotypes fosters personalized patient management and population screening. In this paper, we present a network-based observational, retrospective study on a cohort of 1,371 consecutive OSAS patients and 611 non-OSAS control patients in order to explore the risk factor associations and their correlation with OSAS comorbidities. To this end, we construct the Apnea Patients Network (APN) using patient compatibility relationships according to six objective parameters: age, gender, body mass index (BMI), blood pressure (BP), neck circumference (NC) and the Epworth sleepiness score (ESS)...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500753/a-0h-1h-protocol-for-safe-early-discharge-of-chest-pain-patients
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Arash Mokhtari, Bertil Lindahl, Alexandru Schiopu, Troels Yndigegn, Ardavan Khoshnood, Patrik Gilje, Ulf Ekelund
OBJECTIVES: Guidelines recommend a 0h/1h high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) diagnostic strategy in acute chest pain patients. There is however little data on the performance of this strategy when combined with clinical risk stratification. We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of an accelerated diagnostic protocol (ADP) using the 0h/1h hs-cTnT strategy together with an adapted Thrombolysis In Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) score and ECG for ruling out major adverse cardiac events (MACE) within 30 days...
May 13, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500368/advanced-myocardial-tissue-characterisation-by-a-multi-component-cmr-protocol-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis
#14
Simon Greulich, Agnes Mayr, Daniel Kitterer, Joerg Latus, Joerg Henes, Francesco Vecchio, Philipp Kaesemann, Alexandru Patrascu, Andreas Greiser, Stefan Groeninger, Francesco Romeo, Niko Braun, M Dominik Alscher, Udo Sechtem, Heiko Mahrholdt
OBJECTIVES: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients are at increased risk of suffering from adverse cardiovascular events. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) mapping techniques might be appropriate tools to complement late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) for the assessment of myocardial involvement. This study aimed to perform advanced myocardial tissue characterisation in RA patients by a multicomponent CMR protocol. METHODS: 22 RA patients were prospectively enrolled and underwent CMR, including LGE and T1/T2 mapping sequences; 20 volunteers served as controls...
May 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494616/breakdown-of-thalamo-cortical-connectivity-precedes-spike-generation-in-focal-epilepsies
#15
Vitalie Chiosa, Stanislav Alexandru Groppa, Dimitru Ciolac, Nabin Koirala, Liuda Misina, Yaroslav Winter, Maria Moldovanu, Muthuraman Muthuraman, Sergiu Groppa
EEG spikes and focal epileptic seizures are generated in circumscribed cerebral networks that have been insufficiently described. For precise time and spatial domain networks characterization we applied in patients with focal epilepsy dense array 256-channel EEG recordings with causal connectivity estimation using time resolved partial directed coherence and 3T-MRI derived cortical and thalamus integrity reconstruction. Prior to spike generation significant theta and alpha bands driven information flows alterations were noted from both temporal and frontal lobes to thalamus and from thalamus to the frontal lobe...
May 11, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490114/volatile-organic-compounds-as-markers-of-quality-changes-during-the-storage-of-wild-rocket
#16
Alexandru Luca, Anders Kjær, Merete Edelenbos
The quality of leafy green vegetables changes during storage. Leaves become yellow or disintegrate, and an off-odor may develop. In addition, small amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are released. In this study, the release of acetone, carbon disulfide, dimethyl sulfide, nitromethane, pentane, 3-methylfuran, 2-ethylfuran, and dimethyl disulfide from wild rocket with different initial qualities was monitored during 8d storage at 10°C and correlated to aerobic bacteria counts, yeast and mold counts, and degree of tissue disintegration...
October 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485473/adhesive-force-between-graphene-nanoscale-flakes-and-living-biological-cells
#17
Radwan Al Faouri, Ralph Henry, Alexandru S Biris, Rob Sleezer, Gregory J Salamo
We report on a measurement technique that quantifies the adhesive force between multi-layers of graphene flakes and the cell wall of live Escherichia coli cells using atomic force microscopy (AFM) in-fluid Peak Force- Quantitative Nanomechanical Mapping mode. To measure the adhesive force, we made use of the negative charge of E. coli cells to allow them to stick to positively charged surfaces, such as glass or silicon, that were covered by poly-L-Lysine. With this approach, cells were held in place for AFM characterization...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483366/lessons-from-monogenic-causes-of-growth-hormone-deficiency
#18
Thierry Brue, Alexandru Saveanu, Nicolas Jullien, Teddy Fauquier, Frédéric Castinetti, Alain Enjalbert, Anne Barlier, Rachel Reynaud
Through the multicentric international GENHYPOPIT network, 10 transcription factor genes involved in pituitary development have been screened in more than 1200 patients with constitutional hypopituitarism over the past two decades. The present report summarizes the main lessons learned from this phenotype-based genetic screening: (1) genetically determined hypopituitarism does not necessarily present during childhood; (2) constitutional hypopituitarism may be characterized by a pure endocrine phenotype or by various combinations of endocrine deficits and visceral malformations; (3) syndromic hypopituitarism may also be observed in patients with POU1F1 or PROP1 mutations; (4) in cases of idiopathic hypopituitarism, extensive genetic screening identifies gene alterations in a minority of patients; (5) functional studies are imperfect in determining the involvement of an allelic variant in a specific pituitary phenotype...
May 5, 2017: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483098/a-pilot-study-of-body-image-perceptions-and-attitudes-toward-obesity-in-hospitalized-psychotic-and-non-psychotic-patients
#19
Sameer Hassamal, Alexandru Trutia, Alican Dalkilic, Ananda K Pandurangi
OBJECTIVE: Body image perceptions, and attitudes toward obesity were examined and compared between psychotic and non-psychotic patients with a mood disorder. METHODS: 80 psychotic patients and 36 non-psychotic patients with a mood disorder admitted to an acute inpatient psychiatric unit participated in the study. On admission, each patient completed a visual silhouettes scale of actual self and ideal self, as well as the Attitudes Toward Obese Persons (ATOP) scale...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480613/efficient-experimental-designs-for-isotropic-generalized-diffusion-tensor-mri-igdti
#20
Alexandru V Avram, Joelle E Sarlls, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Peter J Basser
PURPOSE: We propose a new generalized diffusion tensor imaging (GDTI) experimental design and analysis framework for efficiently measuring orientationally averaged diffusion-weighted images (DWIs), which remove bulk signal modulations attributed to diffusion anisotropy and quantify isotropic higher-order diffusion tensors (HOT). We illustrate how this framework accelerates the clinical measurement of rotation-invariant tissue microstructural parameters derived from HOT, such as the HOT-Trace and the mean t-kurtosis...
May 7, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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