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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913753/neutrophil-derived-microparticles-are-released-into-the-coronary-circulation-following-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Gonzalo J Martinez, Jennifer Y Barraclough, Shirley Nakhla, Vivian Kienzle, Stacy Robertson, Ziad Mallat, David S Celermajer, Sanjay Patel
AIMS: To evaluate (i) local coronary and systemic levels of microparticles (MP) in Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS) and Stable Angina Pectoris (SAP) patients and (ii) their release after plaque disruption with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). BACKGROUND: Microparticles are small vesicles originating from plasma membranes of cells after activation or apoptosis and are implicated in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis. Neutrophils play a role in plaque destabilisation and shed neutrophil-derived microparticles have the potential to drive significant pro-inflammatory and thrombotic downstream effects...
December 2, 2016: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907243/an-optimized-centrifugal-method-for-separation-of-semen-from-superabsorbent-polymers-for-forensic-analysis
#2
Lucy R Camarena, Bailey K Glasscock, Demi Daniels, Nicolle Ackley, Marybeth Sciarretta, Sarah J Seashols-Williams
Connection of a perpetrator to a sexual assault is best performed through the confirmed presence of semen, thereby proving sexual contact. Evidentiary items can include sanitary napkins or diapers containing superabsorbent polymers (SAPs), complicating spermatozoa visualization and DNA analysis. In this report, we evaluated the impact of SAPS on the current forensic DNA workflow, developing an efficient centrifugal protocol for separating spermatozoa from SAP material. The optimized filtration method was compared to common practices of excising the top layer only, resulting in significantly higher sperm yields when a core sample of the substrate was taken...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906801/the-prevalence-and-impact-of-functional-abdominal-pain-disorders-in-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-diseases-ibd-fapd
#3
Kevin L Watson, Sandra C Kim, Brendan M Boyle, Miguel Saps
OBJECTIVES: We sought to describe the prevalence of the overlap of functional abdominal pain disorders (FAPDs) in children with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), a condition we have designated as IBD-FAPD. We also aimed to describe the psychological profile of this group, assess predictors of disease and the impact of IBD-FAPD on quality of life. METHODS: This cross-sectional prospective study included patients aged 8-18 years with a diagnosis of IBD. Disease activity was assessed by physician's global assessment, laboratory studies, and aPCDAI or PUCAI scoring...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903894/dbsap-single-amino-acid-polymorphism-database-for-protein-variation-detection
#4
Ruifang Cao, Yan Shi, Shuangguan Chen, Yimin Ma, Jiajun Chen, Juan Yang, Geng Chen, Tieliu Shi
Millions of human single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) or mutations have been identified so far, and these variants could be strongly correlated with phenotypic variations of traits/diseases. Among these variants, non-synonymous ones can result in amino-acid changes that are called single amino-acid polymorphisms (SAPs). Although some studies have tried to investigate the SAPs, only a small fraction of SAPs have been identified due to inadequately inferred protein variation database and the low coverage of mass spectrometry (MS) experiments...
November 29, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899780/-a-case-of-successful-drug-eluting-microsphere-transcatheter-arterial-embolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-associated-tumor-thrombus-in-the-inferior-vena-cava-and-right-atrium
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Katsuya Takechi, Shinichi Hori, Keita Yamashiro, Takeo Yuki, Atsushi Hori
Hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC)with severe vascular invasion has a dismal prognosis, and there is no well-established effective therapy. We report an 84-year-old man who benefited from multiple transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE)treatments for advanced HCC with severe vascular invasion. Initial CT revealed a recurrent, poorly differentiated HCC with tumor thrombus in the inferior vena cava(IVC)and right atrium(Vv3). Two cycles of TACE with 5-FU, DOC, MMC, and superabsorbent polymer microspheres(SAP-MS)with BV resulted in considerable reduction of the tumor thrombus...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896373/assessing-colonic-anatomy-normal-values-based-on-air-contrast-enemas-in-children-younger-than-6%C3%A2-years
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Ilan J N Koppen, Desale Yacob, Carlo Di Lorenzo, Miguel Saps, Marc A Benninga, Jennifer N Cooper, Peter C Minneci, Katherine J Deans, D Gregory Bates, Benjamin P Thompson
BACKGROUND: Contrast enemas with barium or water-soluble contrast agents are sometimes performed in children with severe intractable constipation to identify anatomical abnormalities. However there are no clear definitions for normal colonic size or abnormalities such as colonic dilation or sigmoid redundancy in children. OBJECTIVE: To describe characteristics of colonic anatomy on air contrast enemas in children without constipation to provide normal values for colonic size ratios in children...
November 29, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895424/irf5-regulates-lung-macrophages-m2-polarization-during-severe-acute-pancreatitis-in-vitro
#7
Kang Sun, Song-Bing He, Jian-Guo Qu, Sheng-Chun Dang, Ji-Xiang Chen, Ai-Hua Gong, Rong Xie, Jian-Xin Zhang
AIM: To investigate the role of interferon regulatory factor 5 (IRF5) in reversing polarization of lung macrophages during severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) in vitro. METHODS: A mouse SAP model was established by intraperitoneal (ip) injections of 20 μg/kg body weight caerulein. Pathological changes in the lung were observed by hematoxylin and eosin staining. Lung macrophages were isolated from bronchoalveolar lavage fluid. The quantity and purity of lung macrophages were detected by fluorescence-activated cell sorting and evaluated by real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894583/pre-expanded-supraclavicular-artery-perforator-flap
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REVIEW
Norbert Pallua, Bong-Sung Kim
The supraclavicular artery perforator (SAP) flap is a versatile flap for the reconstruction of head and neck defects. Recently, the authors have modified the SAP flap by using an anterior branch of the transverse cervical artery. The anterior SAP flap allows the harvest of a tissue island in the deltopectoral fossa, which is even thinner, is more pliable, and shows a superior color match to the face and neck compared with the original SAP flap. Pre-expansion increases flap size considerably, enabling the coverage of extended defects without the need of microsurgery...
January 2017: Clinics in Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894327/a-statistical-analysis-protocol-for-the-time-differentiated-target-temperature-management-after-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-tth48-clinical-trial
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Hans Kirkegaard, Asger Roer Pedersen, Ville Pettilä, Jakob Hjort, Bodil Steen Rasmussen, Inge de Haas, Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen, Susanne Ilkjær, Anne Kaltoft, Anni Nørgaard Jeppesen, Anders Morten Grejs, Christophe Henri Valdemar Duez, Alf Inge Larsen, Valdo Toome, Urmet Arus, Fabio Silvio Taccone, Christian Storm, Timo Laitio, Markus B Skrifvars, Eldar Søreide
BACKGROUND: The TTH48 trial aims to determine whether prolonged duration (48 hours) of targeted temperature management (TTM) at 33 (±1) °C results in better neurological outcomes compared to standard duration (24 hours) after six months in comatose out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients. METHODS: TTH48 is an investigator-initiated, multicentre, assessor-blinded, randomised, controlled superiority trial of 24 and 48 hours of TTM at 33 (±1) ° C performed in 355 comatose OHCA patients aged 18 to 80 years who were admitted to ten intensive care units (ICUs) in six Northern European countries...
November 28, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892596/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-support-in-trauma-versus-nontrauma-patients-with-noninfectious-acute-respiratory-failure
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Hyoung Soo Kim, Sang Ook Ha, Sang Jin Han, Hyun-Sook Kim, Sun Hee Lee, Ki-Suck Jung, Sunghoon Park
The utility of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) of noninfectious origin remains unclear. Data on patients with ARDS of noninfectious origin who underwent ECMO were reviewed retrospectively. We compared the pre-ECMO characteristics and hospital outcomes of patients with traumatic and nontraumatic ARDS. In total, 23 patients (trauma, n = 9; nontrauma, n = 14) were included in the study. The mean patient age was 42 years, there were three females, and the mean pre-ECMO Simplified Acute Physiologic Score (SAPS) II was 60...
November 28, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890374/clinical-significance-of-dynamic-detection-for-serum-levels-of-mcp-1-tnf-%C3%AE-and-il-8-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis
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Yuan-Zheng Yang, Ying Xiang, Mian Chen, Li-Na Xian, Xiao-Yan Deng
OBJECTIVE: To observe dynamic changes of levels of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 (MCP-1), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) in patients with acute pancreatitis and to investigate its evaluation value on the severity of acute pancreatitis. METHODS: A total of 109 patients with acute pancreatitis admitted were divided into mild acute pancreatitis group (MAP group, 42 cases), moderately severe acute pancreatitis (MSAP group, 35 cases) and severe acute pancreatitis (SAP group, 32 cases)...
November 2016: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886649/spectroscopic-investigation-vibrational-assignments-homo-lumo-nbo-mep-analysis-and-molecular-docking-studies-of-oxoaporphine-alkaloid-liriodenine
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Renyer A Costa, Priscilla Olliveira Pitt, Maria Lucia B Pinheiro, Kelson M T Oliveira, Kahlil Schwanka Salomé, Andersson Barison, Emmanoel Vilaça Costa
A combined experimental and theoretical DFT study of the structural, vibrational and electronic properties of liriodenine is presented using B3LYP function with 6-311G (2d, p) basis set. The theoretical geometry optimization data were compared with the X-ray data for a similar structure in the associated literature, showing similar values. In addition, natural bond orbitals (NBOs), HOMO-LUMO energy gap, mapped molecular Electrostatic Potential (MEP) surface calculation, first and second order hyperpolarizabilities were also performed with the same calculation level...
November 16, 2016: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886356/posterior-approach-to-optimise-patient-reported-outcome-from-revision-hip-arthroplasty
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Julia Blackburn, Diana Lim, Ian Harrowell, Michael C Parry, Ashley W Blom, Michael R Whitehouse
INTRODUCTION: Most total hip arthroplasties (THAs) in the UK are performed through a posterior or lateral surgical approach. We aimed to investigate any difference in outcome from revision THA according to the approach at primary and revision THA surgery. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of 205 patients who underwent revision THA for aseptic loosening. Patients rated their pain from 0-10 and completed the Self-Administered Patient Satisfaction Scale (SAPS), Oxford Hip Score (OHS), WOMAC and Short form-12 questionnaires...
November 25, 2016: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885171/sapfluxnet-towards-a-global-database-of-sap-flow-measurements
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EDITORIAL
Rafael Poyatos, Víctor Granda, Roberto Molowny-Horas, Maurizio Mencuccini, Kathy Steppe, Jordi Martínez-Vilalta
Plant transpiration is the main evaporative flux from terrestrial ecosystems; it controls land surface energy balance, determines catchment hydrological responses and influences regional and global climate. Transpiration regulation by plants is a key (and still not completely understood) process that underlies vegetation drought responses and land evaporative fluxes under global change scenarios. Thermometric methods of sap flow measurement have now been widely used to quantify whole-plant and stand transpiration in forests, shrublands and orchards around the world...
November 23, 2016: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883328/factors-associated-with-lethal-outcome-in-patients-with-severe-form-of-influenza
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Marija Cvetanovska, Zvonko Milenkovik, Valerija Kirova Uroshevik, Ilir Demiri, Vlatko Cvetanovski
INTRODUCTION: Clinical manifestations of influenza range from relatively mild and self-limiting respiratory infections to severe clinical manifestations with significant morbidity and mortality. The awareness of predictive indicators for the lethal outcome of influenza is of particular significance in making timely and exact decision for adequate treatment. The aim of this study was to identify the factors in patients with a severe form of influenza, resulting in lethal outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The investigation was a prospective group comparison conducted at the University Clinic for Infectious Diseases in Skopje, R...
November 1, 2016: Prilozi (Makedonska Akademija Na Naukite i Umetnostite. Oddelenie za Medicinski Nauki)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882140/hydroxyethyl-starch-resuscitation-downregulate-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-in-the-early-phase-of-severe-acute-pancreatitis-a-retrospective-study
#16
Qi-Jun Chen, Zhi-Yong Yang, Chun-You Wang, Li-Ming Dong, Yu-Shun Zhang, Chao Xie, Chang-Zhong Chen, Shi-Kai Zhu, Hong-Ji Yang, He-Shui Wu, Chong Yang
In the present study, we investigated the effects of hydroxyethyl starch (HES) 130/0.4 on serum pro-inflammatory variables, immunologic variables, fluid balance (FB)-negative(-) rate and renal function in severe acute pancreatitis (SAP) patients. From October, 2007 to November, 2008, a total of 120 SAP patients were enrolled in this retrospective study. Fifty-nine patients in the HES group received 6% HES 130/0.4 combined with crystalloid solution for fluid resuscitation (HES group). In the control group, 61 patients received only crystalloid solution after admission...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882136/accuracy-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-compared-with-conventional-ultrasound-in-acute-pancreatitis-diagnosis-and-complication-monitoring
#17
Diming Cai, Shyam Sundar Parajuly, Huiyao Wang, Xiaoling Wang, Wenwu Ling, Bin Song, Yongzhong Li, Yan Luo
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has been used for diagnosing acute pancreatitis (AP), particularly severe acute pancreatitis (SAP). However, the diagnostic difference between CEUS and conventional ultrasonography (CUS) for AP and SAP has not been reported. The aim of the present study was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of CUS and CEUS for AP. A total of 196 patients clinically diagnosed with AP were selected. All patients underwent CUS, CEUS and contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) within 72 h...
November 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882045/comparison-of-bisap-ranson-mctsi-and-apache-ii-in-predicting-severity-and-prognoses-of-hyperlipidemic-acute-pancreatitis-in-chinese-patients
#18
Lixin Yang, Jing Liu, Yun Xing, Lichuan Du, Jing Chen, Xin Liu, Jianyu Hao
In recent years, with the developing of living standard, hyperlipidemia becomes the second major reason of acute pancreatitis. It is important to predict the severity and prognosis at early stage of hyperlipidemic acute pancreatitis (HLAP). We compared the BISAP, Ranson, MCTSI, and APACHE II scoring system in predicting MSAP and SAP, local complications, and mortality of HLAP. A total of 326 diagnosed hyperlipidemic acute pancreatitis patients from August 2006 to July 2015 were studied retrospectively. Our result showed that all four scoring systems can be used to predict the severity, local complications, and mortality of HLAP...
2016: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882011/better-prognostic-marker-in-icu-apache-ii-sofa-or-sap-ii
#19
Iftikhar Haider Naqvi, Khalid Mahmood, Syed Ziaullaha, Syed Mohammad Kashif, Asim Sharif
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to determine the comparative efficacy of different scoring system in assessing the prognosis of critically ill patients. METHODS: This was a retrospective study conducted in medical intensive care unit (MICU) and high dependency unit (HDU) Medical Unit III, Civil Hospital, from April 2012 to August 2012. All patients over age 16 years old who have fulfilled the criteria for MICU admission were included. Predictive mortality of APACHE II, SAP II and SOFA were calculated...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881989/the-contrasting-effects-of-elevated-co2-on-tylcv-infection-of-tomato-genotypes-with-and-without-the-resistance-gene-mi-1-2
#20
Huijuan Guo, Lichao Huang, Yucheng Sun, Honggang Guo, Feng Ge
Elevated atmospheric CO2 typically enhances photosynthesis of C3 plants and alters primary and secondary metabolites in plant tissue. By modifying the defensive signaling pathways in host plants, elevated CO2 could potentially affect the interactions between plants, viruses, and insects that vector viruses. R gene-mediated resistance in plants represents an efficient and highly specific defense against pathogens and herbivorous insects. The current study determined the effect of elevated CO2 on tomato plants with and without the nematode resistance gene Mi-1...
2016: Frontiers in Plant Science
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