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Danfeng Zhang, Jigang Chen, Jiaming Guo, Ying Jiang, Yan Dong, Benjamin Ping-Chi Chen, Junyu Wang, Lijun Hou
BACKGROUND: and Purpose Hematoma expansion (HE) is independently associated with clinical outcome after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH). Hematoma heterogeneity on noncontrast computed tomography (NCCT) is reported to be predictive of HE, but conclusions are inconsistent. We seek to clarify the relationship between hematoma heterogeneity and HE by pooling the pertinent publications. METHODS: Cochrane library, PubMed and Embase were searched for related studies examining the correlation of HE with hematoma heterogeneity, and secondary endpoint was defined as poor outcome...
March 13, 2018: World Neurosurgery
J Michael Dickson, Xu Wang, Alexander E St John, Esther B Lim, Susan A Stern, Nathan J White
Introduction: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and hemorrhagic shock (HS) are the leading causes of traumatic death worldwide and particularly on the battlefield. They are especially challenging when present simultaneously (polytrauma), and clear blood pressure end points during fluid resuscitation are not well described for this situation. The goal of this study is to evaluate for any benefit of increasing blood pressure using a vasopressor on brain blood flow during initial fluid resuscitation in a swine polytrauma model...
March 14, 2018: Military Medicine
Danfeng Zhang, Jigang Chen, Qiang Xue, Bingying Du, Ya Li, Tao Chen, Ying Jiang, Lijun Hou, Yan Dong, Junyu Wang
Background and Purpose: Hematoma expansion (HE) is related to clinical deterioration after intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and noncontrast computed tomography (NCCT) signs are indicated as predictors for HE but with inconsistent conclusions. We aim to clarify the correlations of NCCT heterogeneity signs with HE by meta-analysis of related studies. Methods: PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane library were searched for eligible studies exploring the relationships between NCCT heterogeneity signs (hypodensity, mixed density, swirl sign, blend sign, and black hole sign) and HE...
2018: BioMed Research International
Marion Bienert, Niklas Plange, Andreas Remky, Kay Oliver Arend, David Kuerten
Purpose: Ischemic ocular disorders may be treated by hypervolemic hemodilution. The presumed therapeutic benefit is based on a volume effect and improved rheological factors. The aim was to investigate the acute effect of intravenous hydroxyethyl starch on retrobulbar hemodynamics in patients with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION). Methods: 24 patients with acute NAION were included. Retrobulbar hemodynamics were measured using color Doppler imaging before and 15 min after intravenous infusion of 250 cc 10% hydroxyethyl starch (HES)...
2018: BioMed Research International
Guenther Frank
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March 14, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
Ming Gao, Weihua Zhang, Waiou Zhao, Ling Qin, Fei Pei, Yang Zheng
RATIONALE: Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a rare disease characterized by hypereosinophilia and its ensuing organ damage. Cardiac involvement is divided into 3 chronological stages: an acute necrotic stage; a thrombus formation stage; and a fibrotic stage. Infiltration of the myocardium by eosinophilic cells followed by endomyocardial fibrosis is known as "Loeffler endocarditis." PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 60-year-old man diagnosed with left-sided restrictive cardiomyopathy...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
Halima Albalushi, Magdalena Kurek, Leif Karlsson, Luise Landreh, Kristín Rós Kjartansdóttir, Olle Söder, Outi Hovatta, Jan-Bernd Stukenborg
Human embryonic stem (hES) cells represent an important tool to study early cell development. The previously described use of human recombinant laminin (LN) 521 represented a step forward in generating clinically safe culture conditions. To test the short-term effect of LN521 on cultured hES cells, five male hES cell lines were cultured on human foreskin fibroblasts (hFFs), Matrigel, LN521, and LN121 and characterized by qPCR, immunofluorescence analysis, as well as their potential for three-germ layer differentiation...
2018: Stem Cells International
Frank J Simutis, Thomas P Sanderson, Gary D Pilcher, Michael J Graziano
The toxicity of avagacestat, a sulfonamide-based gamma (γ)-secretase inhibitor that was in development as a treatment for Alzheimer's disease, was evaluated in a comprehensive nonclinical toxicology program that included 6-month and 1-year repeat-dose toxicity studies in rats and dogs, respectively. There was a spectrum of mechanism-based changes attributed to inhibition of Notch signaling that regulates the differentiation and proliferation of cells throughout development and in adult tissues. In both rats and dogs, ovarian follicular degeneration and atrophy and a low incidence of granulosa cell hyperplasia and benign granulosa-thecal cell tumors were observed...
February 24, 2018: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
Amelie Perron, Yoshihiro Nishikawa, Jun Iwata, Hiromi Shimojo, Junichiro Takaya, Kumiko Kobayashi, Itaru Imayoshi, Naasson Mbambi Mbenza, Mihoko Takenoya, Ryoichiro Kageyama, Yuzo Kodama, Motonari Uesugi
The transcription factor Hes family bHLH transcription factor 1 (Hes1) is a downstream effector of Notch signaling and plays a crucial role in orchestrating developmental processes during the embryonic stage. However, its aberrant signaling in adulthood is linked to the pathogenesis of cancer. In the present study, we report the discovery of small organic molecules (JI051 and JI130) that impair the ability of Hes1 to repress transcription. Hes1 interacts with the transcriptional corepressor transducing-like enhancer of split 1 (TLE1) via an interaction domain comprising two tryptophan residues, prompting us to search a chemical library of 1,800 small molecules enriched for indole-like π-electron-rich pharmacophores for a compound that blocks Hes1-mediated transcriptional repression...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Lei Ma, Haibo Xue, Ruiqun Qi, Yanqin Wang, Libing Yuan
BACKGROUND: Th17 cells and its effective cytokine IL-17A play an important role in the pathogenesis of abnormal immune responses in psoriasis. Notch1 signaling has been implicated in Th17 cell differentiation and function. In this study, our aim was to evaluate the possible inhibitory effect of Notch1 signaling inhibitor, γ-secretase inhibitor DAPT, on psoriatic Th17 cell differentiation and function in a mouse model of psoriasis-like skin inflammation. METHODS: Mouse psoriasis-like skin inflammation model was established by topical 5% imiquimod (IMQ) application, and experimental mice were divided into control group, IMQ-treated group and IM + DAPT-treated group...
March 10, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
Xinyue Gao, Qiang Tao, Xun Zhou, WeiFu Lei
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of fluid resuscitation with lactated Ringer's solution (LR) and saline-based 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 (HES) on the inflammatory response and oxidative stress in the small intestine as well as on bacterial translocation to the liver. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats were subjected to blood pressure-controlled hemorrhagic shock and then resuscitated with LR or HES. At 1, 3, 6, 12, and 24 hr after resuscitation, liver tissues were collected to count the bacterial colonies, and small intestines were harvested to analyze the levels of inflammatory (TNF-α and HO-1) and oxidative stress (MPO) mediators as well as the intestinal injury by immunohistochemistry, colorimetry and hematoxylin & eosin staining, respectively...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Investigative Surgery: the Official Journal of the Academy of Surgical Research
Katja N Adamik, Rafael Obrador, Judith Howard
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of a 6% hydroxyethyl starch (130/0.42) in either a buffered, electrolyte-balanced (HES-BAL) or saline (HES-SAL) carrier solution on electrolyte concentrations and acid-base parameters in healthy anaesthetized dogs. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective randomised clinical study. ANIMALS: A group of 40 client-owned dogs undergoing general anaesthesia for elective surgical procedures or diagnostic imaging. METHODS: During anaesthesia, dogs were intravenously administered 15 mL kg-1 of either HES-SAL (n = 20) or HES-BAL (n = 20) over 30-40 minutes...
January 11, 2018: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
Elizabeth R Seaquist, Hélène Dulude, Xiaotian Michelle Zhang, Remi Rabasa-Lhoret, George M Tsoukas, James R Conway, Stanley John Weisnagel, Gregg Gerety, Vincent C Woo, Shuyu Zhang, Dolorès Carballo, Sheetal Pradhan, Claude A Piché, Cristina B Guzman
This multi-center, open-label, prospective, phase 3 study evaluated real-world effectiveness and ease of use of nasal glucagon (NG) in the treatment of moderate/severe hypoglycemic events (HEs) in adults with type 1 diabetes (T1D). Patients and caregivers were taught how to use NG (3 mg) to treat moderate/severe HEs, record the time taken to awaken or return to normal status, and measure blood glucose (BG) levels over time. Questionnaires were used to collect information about adverse events and ease of use of NG...
March 5, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
Thomas Robert, Ines De Mesmaeker, Geert M Stangé, Krista G Suenens, Zhidong Ling, Evert J Kroon, Daniel G Pipeleers
Human stem cells represent a potential source for implants that replace the depleted functional beta cell mass (FBM) in diabetes patients. Human embryonic stem cell-derived pancreatic endoderm (hES-PE) can generate implants with glucose-responsive beta cells capable of reducing hyperglycemia in mice. This study with device-encapsulated hES-PE (4 × 106 cells/mouse) determines the biologic characteristics at which implants establish metabolic control during a 50-week follow-up. A metabolically adequate FBM was achieved by (1) formation of a sufficient beta cell number (>0...
February 22, 2018: Stem Cell Reports
Rachel C Brierley, Maria Pufulete, Jessica Harris, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, John P Greenwood, Stephen Dorman, Richard Anderson, Chris A Rogers, Barnaby C Reeves
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether it is feasible to set up a national registry, linking routinely collected data from hospital information systems (HIS), to investigate the role of cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients who activate the primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) pathway. DESIGN: Feasibility prospective cohort study, to establish whether: (1) consent can be implemented; (2) data linkage and extraction from multiple HIS can be achieved for >90% of consented patients; (3) local data can be successfully linked with hospital episode data (Hospital Episode Statistics, HES; Patient Episode Database for Wales, PEDW) for >90% of consented patients and (4) the proportion of patients activating the PPCI pathway who get a CMR scan is ≥10% in hospitals with dedicated CMR facilities...
March 1, 2018: BMJ Open
Gillian Harper
OBJECTIVES: To quality assure a Trusted Third Party linked data set to prepare it for analysis. SETTING: Birth registration and notification records from the Office for National Statistics for all births in England 2005-2014 linked to Maternity Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) delivery records by NHS Digital using mothers' identifiers. PARTICIPANTS: All 6 676 912 births that occurred in England from 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2014. PRIMARY AND SECONDARY OUTCOME MEASURES: Every link between a registered birth and an HES delivery record for the study period was categorised as either the same baby or a different baby to the same mother, or as a wrong link, by comparing common baby data items and valid values in key fields with stepwise deterministic rules...
March 1, 2018: BMJ Open
Merin Kuruvilla
Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a rare disease defined by organ damage directly attributable to hypereosinophilia that is either primary (neoplastic), secondary (reactive) or idiopathic. The mainstay of therapy in idiopathic HES centers around systemic steroids, and cytoreduction with hydroxyurea and interferon-alfa in steroid refractory cases. We describe the successful treatment of recalcitrant, idiopathic cutaneous HES with reslizumab, a humanized interleukin-5 blocker.
February 26, 2018: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
Marc E Pfeifer
U.S. studies show that the global point-of-care (POC) diagnostics market will reach $40.5 bn by 2022, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10%. This is one of the reasons why HES-SO Valais-Wallis and CSEM, acting on behalf of the NTN Swiss Biotech thematic platform in vitro Diagnostics (TP IVD), invited interested parties on October 26, 2017 to the SWISS SYMPOSIUM in Point-of-Care Diagnostics (see CHIMIA No. 12/2017). We now bring the second report on the future prospects of POC diagnostics.
February 1, 2018: Chimia
Colin O'Keeffe, Suzanne Mason, Richard Jacques, Jon Nicholl
BACKGROUND: The pressures of patient demand on emergency departments (EDs) continue to be reported worldwide, with an associated negative impact on ED crowding and waiting times. It has also been reported that a proportion of attendances to EDs in different international systems could be managed in settings such as primary care. This study used routine ED data to define, measure and profile non-urgent ED attendances that were suitable for management in alternative, non-emergency settings...
2018: PloS One
Jennifer Susanne Esser, Rahel Elisabeth Steiner, Meike Deckler, Hannah Schmitt, Bianca Engert, Sandra Link, Anne Charlet, Cam Patterson, Christoph Bode, Qian Zhou, Martin Moser
The bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling pathway plays a central role during vasculature development. Mutations or dysregulation of the BMP pathway members have been linked to arteriovenous malformations. In the present study, we investigated the effect of the BMP modulators BMPER and twisted gastrulation protein homolog 1 (TWSG1) on arteriovenous specification during zebrafish development and analyzed downstream Notch signaling pathway in human endothelial cells. Silencing of bmper and twsg1b in zebrafish embryos by morpholinos resulted in a pronounced enhancement of venous ephrinB4a marker expression and concomitant dysregulated arterial ephrinb2a marker expression detected by in situ hybridization...
February 23, 2018: FEBS Journal
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