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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443078/phytochemical-characterization-of-terminalia-catappa-linn-extracts-and-their-antifungal-activities-against-candida-spp
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Analucia G Terças, Andrea de Souza Monteiro, Eduardo B Moffa, Julliana R A Dos Santos, Eduardo M de Sousa, Anna R B Pinto, Paola C da Silva Costa, Antonio C R Borges, Luce M B Torres, Allan K D Barros Filho, Elizabeth S Fernandes, Cristina de Andrade Monteiro
Terminalia catappa Linn bark is used to treat dysentery by various populations in Southeast Asian countries, and its leaves have also been used in traditional medicine to treat hepatitis in India and the Philippines. Here, the antifungal actions of crude hydro-alcoholic extract (TcHE) and fractions from T. catappa leaves were assessed via the agar diffusion and microdilution tests on Candida reference strains and clinical isolates from patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Additionally, the potential cytotoxic effects of TcHE were assessed on cultured human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441939/estimation-of-the-severity-of-breathlessness-in-the-emergency-department-a-dyspnea-score
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Tibor Gondos, Viktor Szabó, Ágnes Sárkány, Adrienn Sárkány, Gábor Halász
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is a frequent complaint in emergency departments (ED). It has a significant amount of subjective and affective components, therefore the dyspnea scores, based on the patients' rating, can be ambiguous. Our purpose was to develop and validate a simple scoring system to evaluate the severity of dyspnea in emergency care, based on objectively measured parameters. METHODS: We performed a double center, prospective, observational study including 350 patients who were admitted in EDs with dyspnea...
April 26, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439386/usefulness-of-clinical-prediction-rules-d-dimer-and-arterial-blood-gas-analysis-to-predict-pulmonary-embolism-in-cancer-patients
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Asifa Karamat, Shazia Awan, Muhammad Ghazanfar Hussain, Fahad Al Hameed, Faheem Butt, Ali Saeed Wahla
OBJECTIVES: Pulmonary embolism (PE) is seven times more common in cancer patients than non-cancer patients. Since the existing clinical prediction rules (CPRs) were validated predominantly in a non-cancer population, we decided to look at the utility of arterial blood gas (ABG) analysis and D-dimer in predicting PE in cancer patients. METHODS: Electronic medical records were reviewed between December 2005 and November 2010. A total of 177 computed tomography pulmonary angiograms (CTPAs) were performed...
March 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432626/temporal-trends-of-lipophilic-persistent-organic-pollutants-in-serum-from-danish-nulliparous-pregnant-women-2011-2013
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Christian Bjerregaard-Olesen, Manhai Long, Mandana Ghisari, Bodil H Bech, Ellen A Nohr, Niels Uldbjerg, Tine B Henriksen, Jørn Olsen, Eva C Bonefeld-Jørgensen
The use of the lipophilic persistent organic pollutants (POPs) including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and several organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) has been prohibited for more than 30 years. In this study, we present the temporal trends of the lipophilic POP serum concentrations in Danish nulliparous pregnant women between 2011 and 2013. We randomly selected 197 pregnant women (gestational age 11-13) from the Aarhus Birth Cohort. The concentrations of the lipophilic POPs in the serum samples were analyzed using gas chromatography...
April 21, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432267/assessment-of-lung-function-in-a-large-cohort-of-patients-with-acromegaly
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Sylvere Störmann, Bodo Gutt, Josefine Roemmler-Zehrer, Martin Bidlingmaier, Rudolf Maria Huber, Jochen Schopohl, Matthias Angstwurm
OBJECTIVE: Acromegaly is associated with increased mortality due to respiratory disease. To date, lung function in patients with acromegaly has only been assessed in small studies, with contradicting results. We assessed lung function parameters in a large cohort of patients with acromegaly. DESIGN: Lung function of acromegaly patients was prospectively assessed using spirometry, blood gas analysis and body plethysmography. Biochemical indicators of acromegaly were assessed through measurement of growth hormone and IGF-I levels...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429097/immunomodulatory-and-therapeutic-role-of-cinnamomum-verum-extracts-in-collagen-induced-arthritic-balb-c-mice
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Mirza Muhammad Fahd Qadir, Attya Bhatti, Muhammad Usman Ashraf, Mansur Abdullah Sandhu, Sidrah Anjum, Peter John
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Cinnamomum verum (CV), also known as 'Dalchini', is the dry bark of the Cinnamomum verum (L.) plant, and has been used as a traditional Pakistani medicine to alleviate pain and inflammation in patients suffering from arthritic rheumatism. It contains alkaloids, triterpenes, Cinnamaldehyde and other volatile oils. The aim of the present study was to investigate the underlying biological effect of ethyl alcohol (EtOH) and methyl alcohol (MeOH) extracts from CV on collagen type-II induced arthritic (CIA) mice...
April 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426698/extensive-alterations-of-blood-metabolites-in-pediatric-cerebral-malaria
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Sanchit Gupta, Karl Seydel, Miguel A Miranda-Roman, Catherine M Feintuch, Alex Saidi, Ryung S Kim, Gretchen L Birbeck, Terrie Taylor, Johanna P Daily
Cerebral malaria (CM) presents as an encephalopathy and is due to infection with Plasmodium falciparum. Patients are comatose, often with fever, recurrent seizures and this condition is associated with a high mortality rate. The etiology of the coma and seizures are poorly understood. Circulating small molecules and lipids have bioactive functions and alterations in their concentrations have been implicated in seizure disorders and other forms of encephalopathy. We carried out a comprehensive analysis of blood metabolites during CM to explore a biochemical basis of this encephalopathy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425228/the-effects-of-the-chloride-sodium-ratio-on-acid-base-statusand-mortality-in-septic-patients
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Hakan Korkut Atalan, Bülent Güçyetmez
BACKGROUND/AIM: Calculation of the chloride:sodium (Cl(-):Na(+)) ratio is proposed to enable a quick evaluation of the effect of Cl(-) and Na(+) on the acid-base balance in critically ill patients. In the present study, the relationship of the Cl(-):Na(+) ratio of septic patients with acid-base status and ICU mortality were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our two-center study, 434 patients who were diagnosed with sepsis were included. The patients were divided into three groups: low (<0...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422812/randomized-double-blind-trial-of-ringer-s-lactate-versus-normal-saline-in-pediatric-acute-severe-diarrheal-dehydration
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Gayathri Bhuvaneswaran Kartha, Ramachandran Rameshkumar, Subramanian Mahadevan
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of Ringer Lactate (RL) versus normal saline (NS) in the correction of pediatric acute severe diarrheal dehydration, as measured by improvement in clinical status and pH (≥7.35). METHODS: 68 children aged 1-month to 12-year with acute severe diarrheal dehydration (World Health Organization (WHO classification) were randomized into RL (n = 34) and NS-group (n = 34) and received 100 ml/kg of the assigned intravenous fluid according to WHO PLAN-C for the management of diarrheal dehydration...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420916/the-effect-of-bariatric-anaesthesia-on-postoperative-pulmonary-functions
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Ozcan Piskin, Bulent Altinsoy, Murat Cimencan, Bengu Gulhan Aydin, Dilek Okyay, Gamze Kucukosman, Oge Tascilar, Selda Sarikaya, Hilal Ayoglu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate respiratory function in the post-operative early period of patients undergoing bariatric surgery using the sleeve gastrectomy technique. METHODS: This prospective, observational study was conducted at Bülent Ecevit University Health Application and Research Centre, Zonguldak, Turkey from June to December 2014, and comprised patients with planned bariatric sleeve gastrectomy under general anaesthesia. Participants were visited 12-24 hours before the operation to record accompanying diseases and demographic data...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420470/-explore-objective-clinical-variables-for-detecting-delirium-in-icu-patients-a-prospective-case-control-study
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Xiaojiang Liu, Jie Lyu, Youzhong An
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case-control study is to explore clinical objective variables for diagnosing delirium of intensive care unit (ICU) patients. METHODS: According to the method of prospective case-control study, critical adult postoperative patients who were transferred to ICU of Peking University People's Hospital from October 2015 to May 2016 and needed mechanical ventilation were included. After evaluating the Richmond agitation sedation scale score (RASS), the patients whose score were -2 or greater were sorted into two groups, delirium and non-delirium, according to the confusion assessment method for the ICU (CAM-ICU)...
April 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420467/-study-of-plasma-amino-acid-related-metabolites-of-septic-rats-using-gas-chromatography-mass-spectrometry
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Jin Su, Yimin Zhu, Yu Jiang, Lianhong Zou, Xiaoliang Liu, Yixiao Xu
OBJECTIVE: To reveal the pathophysiological changes of sepsis, the plasma metabonomics of septic rats was determined and differential metabolites were determined by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). METHODS: Male Spraguee-Dawley (SD) rats about 8 weeks were randomly divided into sham group (n = 18) and sepsis group (n = 24). Cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) was used to build sepsis model, while cecum was kept intact only in the sham group. 6 hours after the operation, rats were anesthetized, and blood was harvested through heart thoracotomy...
April 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418785/metabolomics-analysis-of-the-osteogenic-differentiation-of-umbilical-cord-blood-mesenchymal-stem-cells-reveals-differential-sensitivity-to-osteogenic-agents
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Michail E Klontzas, Spyros I Vernardis, Manolis Heliotis, Eleftherios Tsiridis, Athanasios Mantalaris
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) of fetal origin, such as umbilical cord blood MSCs (UCB MSCs), have emerged as a promising cell source for musculoskeletal tissue regeneration because of their higher proliferation potential, lack of donor site morbidity, and their off-the-shelf potential. MSCs differentiated toward the osteogenic lineage exhibit a specific metabolic phenotype characterized by reliance to oxidative phosphorylation for energy production and reduced glycolytic rates. Currently, limited information exists on the metabolic transitions at different stages of the osteogenic process after osteoinduction with different agents...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417910/effects-of-three-commercially-available-sports-drinks-on-substrate-metabolism-and-subsequent-endurance-performance-in-a-postprandial-state
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Lu Qin, Qi-Rong Wang, Zi-Long Fang, Ting Wang, Ai-Qi Yu, Yu-Jie Zhou, Yi Zheng, Mu-Qing Yi
Purpose: To examine the effects of commercially available sports beverages with various components on substrate metabolism and subsequent performance. Methods: Two studies were conducted in a double-blinded, counterbalanced manner. Study I was designed to determine the glycemic index, while study II determined the utilization of substrates and subsequent exercise performance. Ten healthy male participants (age 21.70 ± 2.41 years, height 176.60 ± 5.23 cm, weight 66.58 ± 5.38 kg, V̇O2max 48.1 ± 8.4 mL/kg/min) participated in both study I and study II...
April 12, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417172/simultaneous-determination-of-multiclass-pesticide-residues-in-human-plasma-using-a-mini-quechers-method
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Anshuman Srivastava, Satyajeet Rai, Ashish Kumar Sonker, Kajal Karsauliya, Chandra Prabha Pandey, Sheelendra Pratap Singh
Blood is one of the most assessable matrices for the determination of pesticide residue exposure in humans. Effective sample preparation/cleanup of biological samples is very important in the development of a sensitive, reproducible, and robust method. In the present study, a simple, cost-effective, and rapid gas chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry method has been developed and validated for simultaneous analysis of 31 multiclass (organophosphates, organochlorines, and synthetic pyrethroids) pesticide residues in human plasma by means of a mini QuEChERS (quick, easy, cheap, effective, rugged, and safe) method...
April 17, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416843/-influences-of-repeated-propofol-anesthesia-on-hippocampal-apoptosis-and-long-term-learning-and-memory-abilities-of-neonatal-rats
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Y J Wang, X Y Guo, J Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the influences of repeated propofol anesthesia on the hippocampal apoptosis and the long-term learning and memory abilities of neonatal rats. METHODS: In the study, 45 male Sprague-Dawley rats, aged 7 days, were randomly divided into 3 group (n=15 each): control group (C group) that received intralipid 7.5 mL/kg intraperitioneal (IP) once a day×7 days; group propofol 1 (P1) that received propofol 75 mg/kg IP once a day×7 days; group propofol 2 (P2) that received intralipid 7...
April 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410419/the-electrical-heart-axis-and-st-events-in-fetal-monitoring-a-post-hoc-analysis-following-a-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Rik Vullings, Kim M J Verdurmen, Alexandra D J Hulsenboom, Stephanie Scheffer, Hinke de Lau, Anneke Kwee, Pieter F F Wijn, Isis Amer-Wåhlin, Judith O E H van Laar, S Guid Oei
OBJECTIVE: Reducing perinatal morbidity and mortality is one of the major challenges in modern health care. Analysing the ST segment of the fetal electrocardiogram was thought to be the breakthrough in fetal monitoring during labour. However, its implementation in clinical practice yields many false alarms and ST monitoring is highly dependent on cardiotocogram assessment, limiting its value for the prediction of fetal distress during labour. This study aims to evaluate the relation between physiological variations in the orientation of the fetal electrical heart axis and the occurrence of ST events...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409761/the-question-of-whether-or-not-to-perform-therapeutic-hypothermia-a-case-of-neonatal-spinal-cord-injury
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K Yokoi, S Kobayashi, K Muramatsu, S Suzuki, H Gotou
Neonatal spinal cord injury is an extremely rare perinatal complication that often occurs concurrently with hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), further complicating diagnosis of spinal cord injury. Although therapeutic hypothermia for moderate to severe HIE is widely recommended in Japan, it is difficult to determine whether it satisfies the neurological findings-related entry criteria in some patients.We describe a female infant with neonatal spinal cord injury after forceps delivery, who underwent therapeutic hypothermia upon diagnosis of HIE...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397711/volatile-organic-compounds-in-exhaled-breath-are-independent-of-systemic-inflammatory-syndrome-caused-by-intravenous-lipopolysaccharide-infusion-in-humans-results-from-an-experiment-in-healthy-volunteers
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Anna L Peters, Marije G Gerritsen, Paul Brinkman, Koos A H Zwinderman, Alexander P J Vlaar, Lieuwe D Bos
Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) is observed during critical illness in most patients. It is defined by a clinical definition. The composition of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in exhaled breath may change during SIRS and may thus serve as a diagnostic tool. We investigated whether exhaled breath VOCs can serve as biomarker for SIRS in a human model of endotoxemia. Eighteen healthy volunteers received 2 ng Eschericia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS) kg(-1) body weight intravenously. Venous blood and exhaled breath were collected before infusion of LPS and every 2 h thereafter, up to 8 h after infusion...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393795/diagnostic-dilemma-low-oxygen-saturation-during-cardiac-surgery
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Suruchi Ladha, Shivani Aggarwal, Usha Kiran, Arindam Choudhary, Poonam Malhotra Kapoor, Ujjwal Kumar Choudhary
We report a case of rheumatic heart disease with severe mitral stenosis having cyanosis and low oxygen saturation on pulse oximetry. The findings of clinical examination and low values on pulse oximetry were inconsistent with the findings of normal partial pressure of oxygen and oxygen saturation on arterial blood gas analysis, leading to diagnostic dilemma. In such clinical scenario, the anesthesiologist should be aware and vigilant about the differential diagnosis of low oxygen saturation on pulse oximetry...
April 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
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