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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217449/penile-prosthesis-implant-scientific-advances-and-technological-innovations-over-the-last-four-decades
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REVIEW
Eric Chung
Despite introduction of oral phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors and intracavernosal vasoactive agents, penile prosthesis implant remains a relevant and desired option with sales of penile prostheses continue to stay high, as many men became refractory to medical therapy and/or seeking a more effective and permanent therapy. There are two types of penile prosthesis implants: inflatable and non-inflatable types, and the inflatable penile implants can be subdivided into single-, two- and three-piece devices. Non-inflatable penile prosthesis (non-IPP) may be referred to as semi-rigid rod or malleable prosthesis...
February 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197158/overexpression-and-suppression-of-artemisia-annua-4-hydroxy-3-methylbut-2-enyl-diphosphate-reductase-1-gene-aahdr1-differentially-regulate-artemisinin-and-terpenoid-biosynthesis
#2
Dongming Ma, Gui Li, Yue Zhu, De-Yu Xie
4-Hydroxy-3-methylbut-2-enyl diphosphate reductase (HDR) catalyzes the last step of the 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4- phosphate (MEP) pathway to synthesize isopentenyl pyrophosphate (IPP) and dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP). To date, little is known regarding effects of an increase or a decrease of a HDR expression on terpenoid and other metabolite profiles in plants. In our study, an Artemisia annua HDR cDNA (namely AaHDR1) was cloned from leaves. Expression profiling showed that it was highly expressed in leaves, roots, stems, and flowers with different levels...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196976/biosynthetic-studies-on-terpenoids-produced-by-streptomyces
#3
REVIEW
Tomohisa Kuzuyama
Terpenoids are a large and highly diverse group of natural products. All terpenoids are biosynthesized from isoprenyl diphosphate formed by the consecutive condensation of the five-carbon monomer isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP) to its isomer dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP). Two distinct biosynthetic pathways produce the essential primary metabolites IPP and DMAPP: the 2-C-methylerythritol 4-phosphate pathway and the mevalonate pathway. The isoprenyl substrates can be cyclized by terpene cyclase into single-ring or multi-ring products, which can be further diversified by subsequent modification reactions, such as hydroxylation and glycosylation...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179713/thinking-clinically-from-the-beginning-early-introduction-of-the-pharmacists-patient-care-process
#4
Anastasia Rivkin
Objective. To describe a student-centered teaching method used to introduce a pharmacist patient care process (PPCP) during the first year of a doctor of pharmacy (PharmD) program. Design. In the fall of 2014, a cohort of students (n=85) began an integrated pharmacotherapy (IPT) course sequence in the first semester of pharmacy school. The first course in this sequence laid the foundation for the delivery of care, focusing on the individual components of a PPCP. Faculty member used a variety of teaching methods in the course to introduce medication history taking, identification of drug-related problems, identifying components of a patient case, and learning/beginning to write subjective, objective, assessment, plan (SOAP) notes...
December 25, 2016: American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166927/effect-of-artificial-rearing-of-piglets-on-the-volume-densities-of-m-cells-in-the-tonsils-of-the-soft-palate-and-ileal-peyer-s-patches
#5
S Prims, N Pintens, H Vergauwen, S Van Cruchten, C Van Ginneken, C Casteleyn
The high prolificacy of modern hybrid sows has increased the mean litter size during the last decades. However, rearing large litters is challenging and has increased the use of alternative management strategies such as euthanasia of weak piglets, cross-fostering, supplementing piglets with milk, split-nursing and split-weaning. The latter includes artificial rearing on brooders where piglets have ad libitum access to milk replacer. The effect of this artificial rearing on the immune system of the piglet is the subject of various studies...
February 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152816/has-venous-thromboembolism-vte-prophylaxis-made-any-difference-for-solid-tumor-inpatients-at-princess-margaret-cancer-center-pm
#6
Carmen Tan, Eshetu G Atenafu, Jack Toshimine Seki
: 98 Background: VTE represents a significant risk for morbidity and mortality in cancer patients. Hospitalized solid tumor patients at PM are especially at risk (15% of inpatients experienced a VTE event in 2004 when prophylaxis rate was 19%). Institution-wide VTE prophylaxis policy was implemented, and prophylaxis uptake reached nearly 97% in Sept 2012. We are interested in whether the prophylaxis policy made any impact in reducing VTE incidences over time. Our objective is to compare inpatient VTE frequency before and after the implementation of the VTE prophylaxis policy (IPP) in Sept 2012 at PM...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139297/exceptionally-high-percentage-of-ipp-synthesis-by-ginkgo-biloba-isph-is-mainly-due-to-phe-residue-in-the-active-site
#7
Bok-Kyu Shin, Mihyang Kim, Jaehong Han
(E)-4-Hydroxy-3-methylbut-2-enyl diphosphate (HMBPP) reductase (IspH, HDR or LytB) is an Fe/S enzyme catalyzing the reductive dehydroxylation of HMBPP to isopentenyl diphosphate (IPP) and dimethylallyl diphosphate (DMAPP) in the last step of methylerythritol phosphate (MEP) pathway. The MEP pathway is known to produce 4-6:1 ratio of IPP and DMAPP mixture by the last enzyme, IspH. Plant IspH in plastids follows same catalytic mechanism as others, but GbIspH (Ginkgo biloba IspH) was reported to produce a mixture of IPP and DMAPP in a ratio of 16:1...
January 27, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123123/-acute-phase-reaction-following-bisphosphonates
#8
Hiroshi Tsurukami
Bisphosphonates are effective in decreasing bone resorption, the incidence of fragility fracure, and pain from bone metastases. Although relatively well tolerated, the initial dose(s)of intravenous or oral monthly aminobisphosphonates can be associated with an acute phase response, a nonspecific physiologic reaction associated with increased levels of inflammatory cytokines, fever, and flu like symptoms including fatigue, nausea, and myalgia within 3 days of dosing and lasting 7 days or less. Nitrogen-BPs(N-BPs)inhibit osteoclast function by acting as potent inhibitors of the enzyme farnesyl diphosphate(FPP)synthase in the mevalonate biosynthetic pathway...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122873/rising-stakes-for-healthcare-associated-infection-prevention-implications-for-the-clinical-microbiology-laboratory-revised
#9
Daniel J Diekema
Healthcare associated infection (HAI) rates are subject to public reporting, and are linked to hospital reimbursement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The increasing pressure to lower HAI rates comes at a time when advances in the clinical microbiology laboratory (CML) provide more precise and sensitive tests, altering HAI detection in ways that may increase reported HAI rates. I review how changing CML practices can impact HAI rates, and how the financial implications of HAI metrics may produce pressure to change diagnostic testing practices...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114961/mif-cd74-axis-is-a-target-for-novel-therapies-in-colon-carcinomatosis
#10
Fabio Bozzi, Angela Mogavero, Luca Varinelli, Antonino Belfiore, Giacomo Manenti, Claudio Caccia, Chiara C Volpi, Galina V Beznoussenko, Massimo Milione, Valerio Leoni, Annunziata Gloghini, Alexandre A Mironov, Ermanno Leo, Silvana Pilotti, Marco A Pierotti, Italia Bongarzone, Manuela Gariboldi
BACKGROUND: Strategies aimed at obtaining a complete cytoreduction are needed to improve long-term survival for patients with colorectal cancer peritoneal carcinomatosis (CRC-pc). METHODS: We established organoid models from peritoneal metastases of two naïve CRC patients. A standard paraffin inclusion was conducted to compare their 3D structure and immunohistochemical profile with that of the corresponding surgical samples. RNA expression levels of the CRC stem cell marker LGR5 was measured by in situ hybridization...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research: CR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102554/what-are-the-predicting-factors-for-the-therapeutic-effects-of-dutasteride-in-male-patients-with-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-investigation-using-a-urodynamic-study
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Yoshihisa Matsukawa, Masashi Kato, Yasuhito Funahashi, Tsuyoshi Majima, Tokunori Yamamoto, Momokazu Gotoh
AIMS: We investigated predicting factors for the therapeutic effects of dutasteride in patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostatic enlargement (BPE) based on a urodynamic study (UDS). METHODS: This was a single-center, prospective study involving 120 male outpatients with LUTS. They received 0.5 mg of dutasteride per day for 12 months. IPSS, OABSS, IPSS-QOL, and UDS were used for assessing subjective and objective symptoms prior to and 12 months after administration...
January 19, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101889/predictors-of-successful-trial-without-catheter-following-acute-urinary-retention-in-benign-prostatic-enlargement-a-single-centre-multivariate-analysis
#12
Ankur Bansal, Aditi Arora
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the parameters which predict the success or failure of trial without catheter (TWOC) for acute urine retention (AUR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of 2 188 patients presenting with first episode of AUR were analyzed. All patients underwent catheterization and were started on α-blocker followed by TWOC. Age, baseline American urological association (AUA) score, prostate volume (PV), residual volume of urine (RV) and intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP), prostate specific antigen (PSA) were recorded...
January 19, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093269/invasive-disease-versus-urinary-antigen-confirmed-pneumococcal-community-acquired-pneumonia
#13
Adrian Ceccato, Antoni Torres, Catia Cilloniz, Rosanel Amaro, Albert Gabarrus, Eva Polverino, Elena Prina, Carolina Garcia-Vidal, Eva Muñoz-Conejero, Cristina Mendez, Isabel Cifuentes, Jorge Puig de la Bella Casa, Rosario Menendez, Michael S Niederman
OBJECTIVES: The burden of pneumococcal disease is measured only through patients with invasive pneumococcal disease. The urinary antigen test (UAT) for pneumococcus has exhibited a high sensitivity and specificity. We aimed to compare the pneumococcal pneumonias diagnosed as invasive disease with pneumococcal pneumonias defined by UAT. METHODS: Prospective observational study on consecutive non-immunosuppressed patients with community-acquired pneumonia from January 2000 to December 2014...
January 13, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089244/synchronous-ipsilateral-high-submuscular-placement-of-prosthetic-balloons-and-reservoirs
#14
Nicholas L Kavoussi, Matthias D Hofer, Boyd R Viers, Billy H Cordon, Ryan P Mooney, Travis J Pagliara, Jeremy M Scott, Allen F Morey
INTRODUCTION: Synchronous ipsilateral high submuscular placement of artificial urinary sphincter (AUS) pressure-regulating balloons (PRBs) and inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) reservoirs in a single submuscular tunnel is a novel strategy that could be advantageous for patients who have had major pelvic surgery. AIM: To report our initial experience with synchronous ipsilateral vs bilateral placement of AUS PRBs and IPP reservoirs in men undergoing implant surgery...
February 2017: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074495/comparison-of-medicaid-payments-relative-to-medicare-using-inpatient-acute-care-claims-from-the-medicaid-program-fiscal-year-2010-fiscal-year-2011
#15
Devin A Stone, Bridget A Dickensheets, John A Poisal
OBJECTIVE: To compare Medicaid fee-for-service (FFS) inpatient hospital payments to expected Medicare payments. DATA SOURCES: Medicaid and Medicare claims data, Medicare's MS-DRG grouper and inpatient prospective payment system pricer (IPPS pricer). STUDY DESIGN: Medicaid FFS inpatient hospital claims were run through Medicare's MS-DRG grouper and IPPS pricer to compare Medicaid's actual payment against what Medicare would have paid for the same claim...
January 10, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064297/a-clinical-audit-of-interventional-pain-procedures-performed-as-part-of-the-newly-initiated-pain-service-in-a-local-neurosurgical-centre
#16
H C Khoo, B H Soon, A S Jaafar, A Abu Bakar, F Fadzil, K Palaniandy, S Paramasvaran, Y C Choy, C J Toh
Interventional Pain Procedures (IPPs) is a relatively new treatment modality for chronic pain in Malaysia. The Interventional Pain Service (IPS) newly set up in our institution is led by a pain neurosurgeon and provides a whole package of multimodal pain management including different range of IPPs. This clinical audit is to examine the quality of IPPs performed within the IPS in our institution since its initiation. A total of 87 IPPs were performed on 56 chronic pain patients over 3-year duration. As high as 81...
October 2016: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029370/pneumoperitoneum-and-hemodynamic-stability-during-pediatric-laparoscopic-appendectomy
#17
Go Miyano, Hiroki Nakamura, Shogo Seo, Ryo Sueyoshi, Manabu Okawada, Takashi Doi, Hiroyuki Koga, Geoffrey J Lane, Atsuyuki Yamataka
BACKGROUND: Conventional pneumoperitoneum (CP) and automatically maintained pneumoperitoneum using AirSeal Intelligent Flow System (AiFS) were compared during pediatric laparoscopic appendectomy (LA) using intraperitoneal pressure (IPP) and hemodynamic parameters. METHODS: A prospective review of 39 children aged 3-14years who had standard 3-trocar LA was performed. Pneumoperitoneum was either AiFS (n=18) or CP (n=21) according to the surgeon's preference. IPP during insertion of trocars in all subjects was initially 8-10mmHg, which was reduced to 5mmHg then maintained until LA was completed...
September 15, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999508/validation-of-the-patient-global-impression-of-improvement-for-penile-prosthesis
#18
Sean Douglas, Austin Lutz, Kevin T McVary, Puneet Masson, Jack Christian Winters, Eric Laborde
BACKGROUND: No consensus on the preferred means of evaluating patients after surgical placement of an inflatable penile prosthesis (IPP) currently exists. Many self-assessment questionnaires are available, but none specifically targets patients with IPPs. The purpose of this study was to assess the construct validity of the Patient Global Impression of Improvement (PGI-I) for evaluating patient satisfaction after placement of an IPP. METHODS: We conducted a multicenter prospective trial and enrolled patients who elected to have a 3-piece IPP surgically implanted...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987130/ultrasound-image-features-of-intravesical-prostatic-protrusion-indicated-failure-of-medication-therapy-of-finasteride-and-doxazosin-in-patients-with-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-luts-bph
#19
Qiang Liu, Yunkai Zhu, Jianping Liu, Jun Qi, Jian Kang
BACKGROUND: Intravesical prostatic protrusion (IPP) is a type of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) adenoma, and it plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of bladder outlet obstruction in patients with lower urinary tract syndromes (LUTS/BPH). AIMS: The goal of this study was to investigate the effect of a combination therapy with finasteride and doxazosin on IPP in BPU/LUTS patients. METHODS: A total of 322 BPH patients with enlarged prostatic volume as well as moderate to severe symptom scores were enrolled and divided into four groups according to the degree of IPP (IPP > 10 mm, 5-10 mm, <5 mm and no IPP) in this study...
December 16, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956393/relative-effectiveness-of-additive-pain-interventions-during-vaccination-in-infants
#20
Anna Taddio, Rebecca Pillai Riddell, Moshe Ipp, Steven Moss, Stephen Baker, Jonathan Tolkin, Dave Malini, Sharmeen Feerasta, Preeya Govan, Emma Fletcher, Horace Wong, Caitlin McNair, Priyanjali Mithal, Derek Stephens
BACKGROUND: Vaccine injections can cause acute pain and distress in infants, which can contribute to dissatisfaction with the vaccination experience and vaccine hesitancy. We sought to compare the effectiveness of additive pain interventions administered consistently during vaccine injections in the first year of life. METHODS: We conducted a multicentre, longitudinal, double-blind, add-on, randomized controlled trial. Healthy infants were randomly assigned to 1 of 4 levels of pain management for all vaccine injections at 2, 4, 6 and 12 months: (i) placebo control; (ii) parent-directed video education about infant soothing; (iii) the video plus sucrose administered orally or (iv) the video plus sucrose plus liposomal lidocaine applied topically...
February 13, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
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