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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910800/the-place-of-large-pore-membranes-in-the-treatment-portfolio-of-patients-on-hemodialysis
#1
Wim Van Biesen, Raymond Vanholder, Eva Schepers, Griet Glorieux, Annemieke Dhondt, Sunny Eloot
Cardiovascular disease is a major concern in patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD). Inflammation induced by retention of uremic toxins, of which a substantial fraction has a molecular weight in the middle molecular range, has been associated with increased cardiovascular risk. In an attempt to reduce inflammation and thus cardiovascular toxicity in patients with ESKD, hemodiafiltration (HDF) has been promoted to enhance the clearance of middle molecular weight substances during dialysis. However, HDF increases the technical complexity and costs, and requires ultrapure dialysis fluid...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910799/effects-of-hemodialysis-therapy-using-dialyzers-with-medium-cut-off-membranes-on-middle-molecules
#2
Alexander H Kirsch, Alexander R Rosenkranz, Raphael Lyko, Detlef H Krieter
The removal of larger middle molecules, such as free immunoglobulin light chains (FLC), is poor with most currently used dialysis technologies. While hemodiafiltration (HDF) provides enhanced clearance of middle molecules compared to high-flux hemodialysis (HD), this technique is currently not approved in some regions and, hence, not accessible for all patients. The retention of middle molecules is thought to be one factor, which contributes to excessive morbidity and mortality in HD patients. The development of medium cut-off (MCO) dialysis membranes is aimed at a more efficient clearance of larger uremic toxins while retaining albumin and may extend the benefit of enhanced solute removal to more patients...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910795/multidimensional-classification-of-dialysis-membranes
#3
Claudio Ronco, Mauro Neri, Anna Lorenzin, Francesco Garzotto, William R Clark
Hemodialysis is a process of mass separation by a semipermeable membrane, utilized to cleanse blood from waste products retained in case of kidney failure. Traditionally, dialysis membranes have been classified based on composition and hydraulic conductance, creating the net differentiation between cellulosic versus non-cellulosic on one hand and low-flux versus high-flux on the other. With the evolution of biomaterials and improved spinning technology, new membranes have been introduced in the market with specific characteristics and refined individual properties...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910786/the-evolving-patterns-of-uremia-unmet-clinical-needs-in-dialysis
#4
Xueqing Yu
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) has become a challenging health problem worldwide. Currently, ESRD patients treated with hemodialysis mainly undergo low-flux hemodialysis, high-flux hemodialysis (HF-HD), or hemodiafiltration (HDF). The clearance of middle and large molecules is, however, quite insufficient as regards HF-HD, HDF, and on-line HDF. An unsatisfactory prognosis has led to improved dialysis technology and materials; both protein-leaking membranes and high cut-off membranes increase the clearance of uremic toxin, but in clinical application they may induce albumin loss...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894043/immune-disorders-in-sepsis-and-their-treatment-as-a-significant-problem-of-modern-intensive-care
#5
Lidia Łysenko, Patrycja Leśnik, Kamil Nelke, Hanna Gerber
Despite the great advances in the treatment of sepsis over the past 20 years, sepsis remains the main cause of death in intensive care units. In the context of new possibilities of treating sepsis, a comprehensive response of the immune system to the infection, immunosuppression, in particular, has in recent years gained considerable interest. There is vast evidence pointing to the correlation between comorbid immunosuppression and an increased risk of recurrent infections and death. Immune disorders may impact the clinical course of sepsis...
August 22, 2017: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862721/in-vitro-benchmark-of-cytokine-removal-by-dialyzers-with-various-permeability-profiles
#6
Michael Hulko, Rose Speidel, Julia Gauss, Markus Storr, Bernd Krause
PURPOSE: Removal of cytokines is relevant for dialysis patients as they are suspected to promote cardiovascular complications. The objective of this study was to benchmark membranes with different permeability profiles under standardized in vitro test conditions using miniaturized devices with respect to their ability to remove cytokines from human serum and to lower cell activating potential. METHODS: In vitro dialysis was used to dialyze cytokine enriched serum in 3 independent experiments per tested membrane...
August 11, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852136/high-predictive-values-of-rbc-membrane-based-diagnostics-by-biophotonics-in-an-integrated-approach-for-autism-spectrum-disorders
#7
Giorgia Giacometti, Carla Ferreri, Anna Sansone, Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu, Carla Marzetti, Ellas Spyratou, Alexandros G Georgakilas, Marina Marini, Provvidenza M Abruzzo, Alessandra Bolotta, Alessandro Ghezzo, Renato Minguzzi, Annio Posar, Paola Visconti
Membranes attract attention in medicine, concerning lipidome composition and fatty acid correlation with neurological diseases. Hyperspectral dark field microscopy (HDFM), a biophotonic imaging using reflectance spectra, provides accurate characterization of healthy adult RBC identifying a library of 8 spectral end-members. Here we report hyperspectral RBC imaging in children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (n = 21) compared to healthy age-matched subjects (n = 20), investigating if statistically significant differences in their HDFM spectra exist, that can comprehensively map a membrane impairment involved in disease...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778109/reference-ranges-for-ultrasonographic-measurements-of-the-uterine-cervix-in-low-risk-pregnant-women
#8
Kleber Cursino Andrade, Thaísa Guedes Bortoletto, Cristiane Martins Almeida, Renan Antonio Daniel, Heloísa Avo, Rodolfo Carvalho Pacagnella, José Guilherme Cecatti
Objective To define transvaginal ultrasound reference ranges for uterine cervix measurements according to gestational age (GA) in low-risk pregnancies. Methods Cohort of low-risk pregnant women undergoing transvaginal ultrasound exams every 4 weeks, comprising measurements of the cervical length and volume, the transverse and anteroposterior diameters of the cervix, and distance from the entrance of the uterine artery into the cervix until the internal os. The inter- and intraobserver variabilities were assessed with the linear correlation coefficient and the Student t-test...
September 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777138/high-serum-bilirubin-levels-nt-pro-bnp-and-lactate-predict-mortality-in-long-term-severely-ill-respiratory-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-patients
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Franziska Kaestner, Daniel Rapp, Franziska C Trudzinski, Nicole Olewczynska, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Frank Langer, Monika Flaig, Heinrike Wilkens, Robert Bals, Matthias Klingele, Christian Lensch, Sebastian Fähndrich, Philipp M Lepper
Mortality in patients treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is high. Therefore, it is crucial to better understand conditions that are associated with mortality in ECMO patients. In this retrospective analysis, we observed 51 patients treated with high-flow ECMO in 2013 and 2014 at our center. We recorded laboratory values and intensive care procedures. The hypothesis of bilirubin being a predictor of mortality during ECMO treatment was initially addressed. Therefore, laboratory values were obtained before initiation and at the time of highest bilirubin throughout the procedure...
August 2, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775203/immunohistochemical-validation-of-psma-expression-measured-by-68-ga-psma-pet-ct-in-primary-prostate-cancer
#10
Nadine Woythal, Ruza Arsenic, Carsten Kempkensteffen, Kurt Miller, Jan-Carlo Janssen, Kai Huang, Marcus R Makowski, Winfried Brenner, Vikas Prasad
Aim: Gallium 68 ((68)Ga) prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((68)Ga-PSMA PET/CT) has a proven role in staging and restaging of prostate cancer (PCA) patients. The aims of this study were to evaluate the association of intraprostatic (68)Ga-PSMA PET/CT (PET) findings and prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) expression in immunohistochemical staining (IHC) and generate a cut-off value for the differentiation between benign prostate tissue from PCA. Methods: Data of 31 patients (mean 67...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774057/molecular-weight-cut-off-and-structural-analysis-of-vacuum-assisted-titania-membranes-for-water-processing
#11
Siti Nurehan Abd Jalil, David K Wang, Christelle Yacou, Julius Motuzas, Simon Smart, João C Diniz da Costa
This work investigates the structural formation and analyses of titania membranes (TM) prepared using different vacuum exposure times for molecular weight (MW) cut-off performance and oil/water separation. Titania membranes were synthesized via a sol-gel method and coated on macroporous alumina tubes followed by exposure to a vacuum between 30 and 1200 s and then calcined at 400 °C. X-ray diffraction and nitrogen adsorption analyses showed that the crystallite size and particle size of titania increased as a function of vacuum time...
November 18, 2016: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753826/programmed-death-ligand-1-expression-in-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma
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Stephanie L Skala, Tzu-Ying Liu, Aaron M Udager, Alon Z Weizer, Jeffrey S Montgomery, Ganesh S Palapattu, Javed Siddiqui, Xuhong Cao, Kristina Fields, Ahmed E Abugharib, Moaaz Soliman, Khaled S Hafez, David Miller, Cheryl T Lee, Ajjai Alva, Arul M Chinnaiyan, Todd M Morgan, Daniel E Spratt, Hui Jiang, Rohit Mehra
BACKGROUND: Urothelial carcinoma (UC) is the most common malignancy of the urinary tract. Upper tract (renal pelvis and ureter) urothelial carcinomas (UTUC) account for approximately 5% of UCs but a significant subset are invasive and associated with poor clinical outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1) expression in UTUC. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: UTUC cases from 1997-2016 were retrospectively identified from the surgical pathology database at a single large academic institution...
December 13, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743570/chemical-structure-and-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-polysaccharides-obtained-from-infusion-of-sedum-dendroideum-leaves
#13
Ana Flávia de Oliveira, Geórgia Erdmann do Nascimento, Marcello Iacomini, Lucimara Mach Côrtes Cordeiro, Thales Ricardo Cipriani
Sedum dendroideum is popularly known as balsam and used for treatment of inflammatory disorders. Two polysaccharides (RSBAL-H2O and RSBAL-0.5) were isolated from infusion of its dried leaves, using dialysis at 100kDa cut-off membrane and anion exchange chromatography. Methylation and NMR analyses showed that RSBAL-H2O is a highly methyl-esterified homogalacturonan, constituted by (1→4)-α-D-GalA residues, whereas RSBAL-0.5 is a highly methyl-esterified homogalacturonan branched at O-3, probably by type II arabinogalactans and arabinans...
July 22, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671604/nanofiltration-and-tight-ultrafiltration-membranes-for-natural-organic-matter-removal-contribution-of-fouling-and-concentration-polarization-to-filtration-resistance
#14
Joerg Winter, Benoit Barbeau, Pierre Bérubé
Nanofiltration (NF) and tight ultrafiltration (tight UF) membranes are a viable treatment option for high quality drinking water production from sources with high concentrations of contaminants. To date, there is limited knowledge regarding the contribution of concentration polarization (CP) and fouling to the increase in resistance during filtration of natural organic matter (NOM) with NF and tight UF. Filtration tests were conducted with NF and tight UF membranes with molecular weight cut offs (MWCOs) of 300, 2000 and 8000 Da, and model raw waters containing different constituents of NOM...
July 2, 2017: Membranes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669814/quick-96fasp-for-high-throughput-quantitative-proteome-analysis
#15
Yanbao Yu, Shiferaw Bekele, Rembert Pieper
Filter aided sample preparation (FASP) is becoming a central method for proteomic sample cleanup and peptide generation prior to LC-MS analysis. We previously adapted this method to a 96-well filter plate, and applied to prepare protein digests from cell lysate and body fluid samples in a high throughput quantitative manner. While the 96FASP approach is scalable and can handle multiple samples simultaneously, two key advantages compared to single FASP, it is also time-consuming. The centrifugation-based liquid transfer on the filter plate takes 3-5 times longer than single filter...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544845/self-assembling-zwitterionic-copolymers-as-membrane-selective-layers-with-excellent-fouling-resistance-effect-of-zwitterion-chemistry
#16
Prity Bengani-Lutz, Elisha Converse, Peggy Cebe, Ayse Asatekin
Membranes with high flux, ∼1 nm pore size, and unprecedented protein fouling resistance were prepared by forming selective layers of self-assembling zwitterionic amphiphilic random copolymers on porous supports by a simple coating method. Random copolymers were prepared from the hydrophobic monomer 2,2,2-trifluoroethyl methacrylate (TFEMA) and four zwitterionic monomers (sulfobetaine methacrylate, sulfobetaine 2-vinylpyridine, sulfobutylbetaine 2-vinylpyridine, and 2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) by free radical polymerization...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535525/expanded-hemodialysis-a-new-therapy-for-a-new-class-of-membranes
#17
Claudio Ronco, Gaetano La Manna
A wide spectrum of molecules is retained in end-stage kidney disease, normally defined as uremic toxins. These solutes have different molecular weights and radii. Current dialysis membranes and techniques only remove solutes in the range of 50-15,000 Da, with limited or no capability to remove solutes in the middle to high molecular weight range (up to 50,000 Da). Improved removal has been obtained with high cut-off (HCO) membranes, with albumin loss representing a limitation to their practical application...
2017: Contributions to Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524237/in-vitro-dialysis-of-cytokine-rich-plasma-with-high-and-medium-cut-off-membranes-reduces-its-procalcific-activity
#18
Kevin Willy, Michael Hulko, Markus Storr, Rose Speidel, Julia Gauss, Ralf Schindler, Daniel Zickler
Recently developed high-flux (HF) dialysis membranes with extended permeability provide better clearance of middle-sized molecules such as interleukins (ILs). Whether this modulation of inflammation influences the procalcific effects of septic plasma on vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) is not known. To assess the effects of high cut-off (HCO) and medium cut-off (MCO) membranes on microinflammation and in vitro vascular calcification we developed a miniature dialysis model. Plasma samples from lipopolysaccharide-spiked blood were dialyzed with HF, HCO, and MCO membranes in an in vitro miniature dialysis model...
May 19, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456937/muscle-microdialysis-to-investigate-inflammatory-biomarkers-in-facioscapulohumeral-muscular-dystrophy
#19
Giorgio Tasca, Mauro Monforte, Maddalena Corbi, Giuseppe Granata, Donatella Lucchetti, Alessandro Sgambato, Enzo Ricci
Recent progresses in the understanding of facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) genetics opened the way to the development of targeted therapies. However, knowledge about pathophysiology of muscle damage is still limited and there is increasing need to identify biomarkers of disease activity in the perspective of clinical trial readiness.We analyzed inflammatory mediators in the interstitial fluid of muscles with different MRI signal in FSHD patients, comparing muscles displaying early lesions on short-tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequences with normal ones...
April 29, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428694/a-microarray-immunoassay-for-serum-thyrotropin-and-thyroglobulin-using-antibodies-immobilized-on-track-etched-membranes
#20
Bharti Jain, J Kumarasamy, Chandrakala Gholve, Savita Kulkarni, M G R Rajan
Serum thyroglobulin (Tg) and thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) measurements have evolved as important analytes for monitoring the prognosis of patients with differentiated thyroid cancer, post-thyroidectomy. Individual analyte immunoassay is the current practice in clinical pathology, but the simultaneous assay for all relevant analytes for a given disease, can reduce assay costs, improve patient compliance and give the clinician more information for an unequivocal diagnosis. Microarray immunoassay (MI) can achieve this goal and, hence, we have developed and validated a immuno-radiometric MI for quantitation of serum TSH and Tg by using highly micro-porous polycarbonate (PC) track-etched membranes (TEM) to immobilize the monoclonal anti-TSH and polyclonal anti-Tg antibodies in ~1 mm diameter spots...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry: IJCB
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