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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28080896/traumatic-foreign-body-pericarditis-in-a-toco-toucan-ramphastos-toco
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Mireia Máinez, Jorge Rosell, Roger Such, Teresa Cardona, Carles Juan-Sallés
An approximately 10-yr-old, captive-born female toco toucan ( Ramphastos toco ) was presented due to an acute onset of depression and apathy. On visual and physical examination, it showed an abnormal posture and dehydration, respectively. Serum biochemistry revealed hyperuricemia (39.4 mg/dl) and elevated glutamic oxaloacetic transaminase (GOT; 1,050 U/L). Radiographs demonstrated an enlargement of the cardiac silhouette. The bird died 7 days after presentation, despite treatment with enrofloxacin, allopurinol, a preparation of hepatorenal protectors, and complex B vitamins with dextrose...
December 2016: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044994/influence-of-l-carnitine-on-stored-rat-blood-a-study-on-plasma
#2
Carl Hsieh, Vani Rajashekharaiah
OBJECTIVE: Plasma acts as a good indicator of oxidative stress in blood. L-carnitine is an antioxidant that reduces metabolic stress in cells, thereby providing a protective effect against oxidative stress. L-carnitine as an additive in storage has not been explored. Thus, this study attempts to analyze the role of L-carnitine in blood storage solution, Citrate Phosphate Dextrose Adenine (CPDA)-1 through oxidative stress (OS) markers - antioxidant enzymes, lipid peroxidation and protein oxidation...
December 30, 2016: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043554/pathological-bacteriological-and-molecular-characteristics-of-natural-outbreaks-of-johne-s-disease-in-goats-of-fars-province-iran
#3
F Zarei Kordshouli, A Khodakaram Tafti, M Haghkhah
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: Johne's disease, also called paratuberculosis, is a very important chronic infectious disease of ruminants worldwide. The causative agent is an acid-fast bacterium, Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP). Finding a precise method for detecting MAP is essential for the control and eradication of this disease in small ruminant herds. METHODS: In this study, appropriate samples were obtained from the ileum, cecum, colon, and mesenteric lymph nodes of 10 suspected naturally infected goats...
December 2016: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017745/negative-pressure-hydrocephalus-a-case-report-on-successful-treatment-under-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-with-bilateral-ventriculoperitoneal-shunts
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Sajan Pandey, Yi Jin, Liang Gao, Cheng Chen Zhou, Da Ming Cui
Negative pressure hydrocephalus (NegPH), a very rare condition of unknown etiology and optimal treatment, usually presents post neurosurgery with clinical and imaging features of hydrocephalus but with negative cerebrospinal fluid pressure. We here describe a NegPH case of -3 mmHg ICP, that was successfully treated to achieve +5mmHg under continues intracranial pressure monitoring with horizontal positioning; head down and legs elevated to 10-15(o); neck wrapping for controlled venous drainage; chest and abdomen bandage; infusion of 5% dextrose fluid to lower plasma osmolarity (Na(+) 130-135 mmol/L); daily CSF drainage >200 ml; and arterial blood gas PCO2 >40mmHg...
December 22, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012568/improved-survival-after-induction-of-sepsis-by-cecal-slurry-in-pd-1-knockout-murine-neonates
#5
Whitney A Young, Eleanor A Fallon, Daithi S Heffernan, Philip A Efron, William G Cioffi, Alfred Ayala
BACKGROUND: Sepsis and the ensuing immune dysfunction continue to be major contributors to neonatal morbidity and mortality. Neonatal sepsis also is associated with profound immune dysfunction. We have recently identified a role for a family of coinhibitory molecules that are altered in murine sepsis and in critically ill adult patients, which may be a target for development of novel therapies. There is, however, a paucity of data pertaining to the role of coinhibitory checkpoint proteins in the control and modulation of neonatal sepsis...
December 21, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007721/physical-compatibility-of-ceftolozane-tazobactam-with-selected-i-v-drugs-during-simulated-y-site-administration
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Abrar K Thabit, Yukihiro Hamada, David P Nicolau
PURPOSE: Results of a study to examine the physical compatibility of ceftolozane-tazobactam with common i.v. medications during simulated Y-site administration are presented. METHODS: Ceftolozane-tazobactam was reconstituted according to manufacturer recommendations and diluted with 0.9% sodium chloride or 5% dextrose to solutions containing 15 mg (10 mg of ceftolozane and 5 mg of tazobactam)/mL. All other i.v. drugs were prepared according to manufacturer recommendations and diluted with 0...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006007/improving-the-diet-for-the-rearing-of-glossina-brevipalpis-newstead-and-glossina-austeni-newstead-blood-source-and-collection-processing-feeding-procedures
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Chantel J De Beer, Gert J Venter, Marc J B Vreysen
One of the challenges to maintain tsetse fly (Diptera: Glossinidae) colonies is the sustainable supply of high quality blood meals. The effect of using anticoagulants during collection of the blood, the addition of phagostimulants to the blood meals as well as using mixtures of bovine and porcine blood in different proportions for feeding on colony productivity was assessed. Defibrinated bovine blood was found to be suitable to maintain both the Glossina brevipalpis Newstead and Glossina austeni Newstead colonies...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002935/growth-performance-nutrients-digestibility-and-blood-metabolites-of-lambs-fed-diets-supplemented-with-probiotics-during-pre-and-post-weaning-period
#8
Atef M Saleem
Objective: Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of inclusion of a commercial probiotic (PRO) contains a mixture of two strains of Pediococcus, Pediococcus acidilactici (1 x 106 cfu/g) and Pediococcus pentosaceus (1.3 x 106 cfu/g), with a dextrose as the carrier compound to a diet based on concentrate mixture and wheat straw on growth performance, digestibility, and blood metabolites of lambs during pre- and post-weaning period. Methods: In exp...
December 17, 2016: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001016/effect-of-dapagliflozin-administration-on-metabolic-syndrome-insulin-sensitivity-and-insulin-secretion
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Manuel González-Ortiz, Miriam Méndez-Del Villar, Esperanza Martínez-Abundis, Alejandra M Ramírez-Rodríguez
AIM: To evaluate the effect of dapagliflozin on metabolic syndrome (MetS), insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion. METHODS: A randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial was carried out in 24 patients with MetS. Glucose and insulin levels were measured every 30 min for 2-h after a 75-g dextrose load. Metabolic profile was also evaluated before and after the pharmacological intervention. Twelve patients received dapagliflozin (10 mg) before breakfast for 90 days...
December 20, 2016: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994924/correlation-between-amitriptyline-induced-cardiotoxic-effects-and-cardiac-s100b-protein-in-isolated-rat-hearts
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Nil Hocaoğlu, Nergis Murat, Serap Cilaker Mıcılı, Burç Aydın, Bekir Uğur Ergür, Şule Kalkan
BACKGROUND: Amitriptyline is an important cause of mortality due to its cardiovascular toxicity. AIMS: To investigate the changes in levels of cardiac S100b protein on amitriptyline-induced cardiotoxicity and also to examine the correlation between amitriptyline-induced cardiotoxic effects and cardiac S100b protein in an isolated rat heart model. STUDY DESIGN: Animal experimentation, isolated heart model. METHODS: After a stabilization period, isolated hearts were randomized to two groups (n=5 and n=7)...
November 2016: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994804/microbial-profile-of-corneal-ulcers-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-in-south-india
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Chittur Y Ranjini, Vishnu V Waddepally
PURPOSE: To identify the prevalence and microbial profile of infectious keratitis in a tertiary eye care hospital, and to test for the in vitro antimicrobial resistance of the bacterial isolates. METHODS: A total of 312 patients presenting to a tertiary eye care hospital with infected corneal ulcer were enrolled in this study. Their socio-demographic data and risk factors were recorded. Corneal scrapings collected from the edge of the ulcer were processed for direct gram stain and KOH mount...
October 2016: Journal of Ophthalmic & Vision Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931081/presence-and-distribution-of-yeasts-in-the-reproductive-tract-of-healthy-female-horses
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A Azarvandi, A R Khosravi, H Shokri, M Talebkhan Garoussi, F Gharahgouzlou, G Vahedi, A Sharifzadeh
BACKGROUND: Yeasts are commensal organisms found in the reproductive and gastrointestinal tracts, and on the skin and other mucosa in mammals. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to isolate and identify the yeast flora in the caudal reproductive tract of healthy female horses. STUDY DESIGN: Longitudinal study. METHODS: A total of 453 samples were collected using double guarded swabs from the vestibule, clitoral fossa and vagina of 151 horses...
December 8, 2016: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930743/effects-of-four-weeks-of-%C3%AE-alanine-supplementation-on-repeated-sprint-ability-in-water-polo-players
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Gabriel Motta Pinheiro Brisola, Guilherme Giannini Artioli, Marcelo Papoti, Alessandro Moura Zagatto
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of four weeks of β-alanine supplementation on repeated sprint ability in water polo players. Twenty-two male water polo players participated in the study, divided randomly into two homogeneous groups (placebo and β-alanine groups). The study design was double-blind, parallel and placebo controlled. Before and after the supplementation period (28 days), the athletes performed two specific repeated sprint ability tests interspaced by a 30-minute swimming test...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911357/characterization-of-metabolic-status-in-nonhuman-primates-with-the-intravenous-glucose-tolerance-test
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Michael Staup, George Aoyagi, TeQuana Bayless, Yixin Wang, Keefe Chng
The intravenous glucose tolerance test (IVGTT) plays a key role in the characterization of glucose homeostasis. When taken together with serum biochemical profiles, inclusive of blood glucose levels in both the fed and fasted state, HbA1c, insulin levels, clinical history of diet, body composition, and body weight status, an assessment of normal and abnormal glycemic control can be made. Interpretation of an IVGTT is done through measurement of changes in glucose and insulin levels over time in relation to the dextrose challenge...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898958/technical-note-a-procedure-to-estimate-glucose-requirements-of-an-activated-immune-system-in-steers
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S K Kvidera, E A Horst, M Abuajamieh, E J Mayorga, M V Sanz Fernandez, L H Baumgard
: Infection and inflammation impede efficient animal productivity. The activated immune system ostensibly requires large amounts of energy and nutrients otherwise destined for synthesis of agriculturally relevant products. Accurately determining the immune system's in vivo energy needs is difficult, but a better understanding may facilitate developing nutritional strategies to maximize productivity. The study objective was to estimate immune system glucose requirements following an i...
November 2016: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896510/standard-clinical-protocol-for-bidirectional-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy-hipec-systemic-leucovorin-5-fluorouracil-and-heated-intraperitoneal-oxaliplatin-in-a-chloride-containing-carrier-solution
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Akash M Mehta, Alwin D R Huitema, Jacobus W A Burger, Alexandra R M Brandt-Kerkhof, Sander F van den Heuvel, Victor J Verwaal
BACKGROUND: Intraperitoneal chemotherapy has an established role in the treatment of selected patients with colorectal peritoneal metastases. Oxaliplatin is highly suitable as a chemotherapeutic agent for hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), but its use to date has been limited because of the morbidity caused by severe electrolyte and glycemic imbalances associated with 5% glucose as its carrier solution. This report provides an overview of the development, rationale, and application of intraperitoneal chemotherapy and the use of various drugs and carrier solutions...
November 28, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888464/mycobiota-of-ground-red-pepper-and-their-aflatoxigenic-potential
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Hyeonheui Ham, Sosoo Kim, Min-Hee Kim, Soohyung Lee, Sung Kee Hong, Jae-Gee Ryu, Theresa Lee
To investigate contamination of ground red pepper with fungi and mycotoxin, we obtained 30 ground red pepper samples from 15 manufacturers in the main chili-pepper-producing areas in Korea. Fungal contamination was evaluated by spreading diluted samples on potato dextrose agar plates. The total fungi counts ranged from 0 to 7.3 × 10(3) CFU/g. In the samples, the genus Aspergillus had the highest incidence, while Paecilomyces was isolated most frequently. The next most frequent genera were Rhizopus, Penicillium, Cladosporium, and Alternaria...
December 2016: Journal of Microbiology / the Microbiological Society of Korea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832978/current-practice-of-hypoglycemia-management-in-the-ed
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Matthew H Bilhimer, Cierra N Treu, Nicole M Acquisto
PURPOSE: To characterize hypoglycemia management and identify characteristics associated with refractory (need for additional treatment following initial management) and recurrent (adequate initial treatment followed by blood glucose [BG] ≤50 mg/dL) hypoglycemia. METHODS: Retrospective review of adult emergency department (ED) patients who presented to a large academic medical center with hypoglycemia (BG ≤ 50 mg/dL) between January 2011 and July 2015. Data collection focused on BG measurements and treatment practices...
January 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826539/vertical-small-needle-caudal-epidural-injection-technique
#19
Liza Maniquis Smigel, Kenneth Dean Reeves, Howard Jeffrey Rosen, David Patrick Rabago
BACKGROUND: Anecdotal evidence suggests that a vertical small-needle injection method enters the caudal epidural space with comparable efficacy to cephalad-directed methods, with less intravascular injection. OBJECTIVES: Assess the success rate of vertical caudal epidural injection using epidurography and the frequency of intravascular injection using a vertical small-needle approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Participants had chronic generalized non-surgical low back pain and either gluteal and/or leg pain and were enrolled in a simultaneous clinical trial assessing the analgesic effect of 5% dextrose epidural injection...
June 2016: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801845/penicitroamide-an-antimicrobial-metabolite-with-high-carbonylization-from-the-endophytic-fungus-penicillium-sp-no-24
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Zi-Wei Feng, Meng-Meng Lv, Xue-Shuang Li, Liang Zhang, Cheng-Xiong Liu, Zhi-Yong Guo, Zhang-Shuang Deng, Kun Zou, Peter Proksch
Penicitroamide (1), a new metabolite with a new framework, was isolated from the ethyl acetate extract of the PDB (Potato Dextrose Broth) medium of Penicillium sp. (NO. 24). The endophytic fungus Penicillium sp. (NO. 24) was obtained from the healthy leaves of Tapiscia sinensis Oliv. The structure of penicitroamide (1) features a bicyclo[3.2.1]octane core unit with a high degree of carbonylization (four carbonyl groups and one enol group). The chemical structure of penicitroamide (1) was elucidated by analysis of 1D-, 2D-NMR and MS data...
October 28, 2016: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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