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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778109/reference-ranges-for-ultrasonographic-measurements-of-the-uterine-cervix-in-low-risk-pregnant-women
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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...
August 4, 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
#3
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
#4
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
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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
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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
#8
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
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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
#10
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
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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397878/a-novel-time-resolved-fluoroimmunoassay-for-the-quantitative-detection-of-antibodies-against-the-phospholipase-a2-receptor
#14
Biao Huang, Liang Wang, Yi Zhang, Jue Zhang, Qiuhua Zhang, Hualong Xiao, Bin Zhou, Zhuxing Sun, Ya-Nan Cao, Yu Chen, Zhigang Hu, Huiming Sheng
A highly sensitive time-resolved fluoroimmunoassay (TRFIA) was developed to quantify serum antibodies against the phospholipase A2 receptor (anti-PLA2R-IgG) for differential diagnosis of membranous nephropathy. Recombinant PLA2R (rPLA2R) was coated onto 96-well plates as a capture. A goat-anti-human IgG tracer was prepared with europium-chelate for detection. After bound/free separation by washing, the fluorescence counts of bound tracer were measured for quantifying serum anti-PLA2R-IgG concentration. A purified anti-PLA2R-IgG calibrator was first prepared for ensuring that consistent quantitative results could be obtained...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343870/cd15-focus-score-infection-diagnosis-and-stratification-into-low-virulence-and-high-virulence-microbial-pathogens-in-periprosthetic-joint-infection
#15
V T Krenn, M Liebisch, B Kölbel, N Renz, T Gehrke, M Huber, M G Krukemeyer, A Trampuz, H Resch, V Krenn
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the work was to validate the CD15 focus score for the infection pathology of periprosthetic joint infection in a large group and to clarify whether a stratification into low-virulence and high-virulence microbial pathogens is possible by means of the CD15 focus score (quantification of CD15 positive granulocytes). METHODS: The histopathology of 275 synovial tissue samples taken intraoperatively during revision operations (n=127 hip, n=141 knee, n=2 shoulder, n=5 ankle) was evaluated according to the SLIM consensus classification (SLIM=synovial-like interface membrane)...
January 12, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335787/risk-factors-of-atherosclerotic-tissue-types-in-single-vessel-and-intermediate-coronary-lesions-a-cross-sectional-study
#16
Xianjin Wang, Qun Chen, Yu Xu, Yanqing Wang, Yang Yang, Ming Gu, Haihua Xu, Yanfang Zhao
BACKGROUND: Few data exist that correlate lesion-related risk factors such as conventional cardiovascular risks or lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) with tissue types within atherosclerotic plaques in patients with single-vessel and intermediate coronary lesions. METHODS: One hundred and ninety-two patients with single-vessel and intermediate coronary lesions were enrolled in a cross-sectional study and divided into two groups: stable angina pectoris (SAP) and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) groups...
March 23, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324708/removal-of-haloacetic-acids-from-swimming-pool-water-by-reverse-osmosis-and-nanofiltration
#17
Linyan Yang, Qianhong She, Man Pun Wan, Rong Wang, Victor W-C Chang, Chuyang Y Tang
Recent studies report high concentrations of haloacetic acids (HAAs), a prevalent class of toxic disinfection by-products, in swimming pool water (SPW). We investigated the removal of 9 HAAs by four commercial reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) membranes. Under typical SPW conditions (pH 7.5 and 50 mM ionic strength), HAA rejections were >60% for NF270 with molecular weight cut-off (MWCO) equal to 266 Da and equal or higher than 90% for XLE, NF90 and SB50 with MWCOs of 96, 118 and 152 Da, respectively, as a result of the combined effects of size exclusion and charge repulsion...
June 1, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319942/right-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernias-is-there-a-correlation-between-prenatal-lung-volume-and-postnatal-survival-as-in-isolated-left-diaphragmatic-hernias
#18
Teresa Victoria, Enrico Danzer, Edward R Oliver, J Christopher Edgar, Suzanne Iyoob, Emily A Partridge, Ann M Johnson, William H Peranteau, Beverly G Coleman, Alan W Flake, Mark P Johnson, Holly H Hedrick, N Scott Adzick
OBJECTIVES: Whereas left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernias (L-CDH) have been extensively studied and their prognostic parameters delineated, right-sided hernias (R-CDH) have not. Published results remain inconclusive. The aim of this study is to evaluate if proven prognostic indicators of postnatal survival in the fetus with L-CDH apply to the fetus with R-CDH. METHODS: Retrospective single-center study of R-CDH fetuses with available prenatal studies assessed for fetal lung volume by means of ultrasound-measured observed versus expected (O/E) lung area to head circumference (LHR) and magnetic resonance-calculated O/E total lung volume (TLV) in a 12-year time period...
March 21, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319660/metal-organic-framework-uio-66-layer-a-highly-oriented-membrane-with-good-selectivity-and-hydrogen-permeance
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Sebastian Friebe, Benjamin Geppert, Frank Steinbach, Jürgen Caro
The 3D metal-organic framework (MOF) structure UiO-66 [Zr6O4(OH)4(bdc)6], featuring triangular pores of approximately 6 Å, has been successfully prepared as a thin supported membrane layer with high crystallographic orientation on ceramic α-Al2O3 supports. The adhesion of the MOF layer to the ceramic support was investigated in different taxing conditions. Furthermore, by coating this UiO-66 membrane with a thin polyimide (Matrimid) top layer, we prepared a multilayer composite. Said membranes have been evaluated in the separation of hydrogen (H2) from different binary mixtures at room temperature...
March 28, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266628/evaluation-of-dynamic-changes-in-interstitial-fluid-proteome-following-microdialysis-probe-insertion-trauma-in-trapezius-muscle-of-healthy-women
#20
Maria V Turkina, Nazdar Ghafouri, Björn Gerdle, Bijar Ghafouri
Microdialysis (MD) has been shown to be a promising technique for sampling of biomarkers. Implantation of MD probe causes an acute tissue trauma and provokes innate response cascades. In order to normalize tissue a two hours equilibration period for analysis of small molecules has been reported previously. However, how the proteome profile changes due to this acute trauma has yet to be fully understood. To characterize the early proteome events induced by this trauma we compared proteome in muscle dialysate collected during the equilibration period with two hours later in "post-trauma"...
March 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
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