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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927232/association-between-intradialytic-central-venous-oxygen-saturation-and-ultrafiltration-volume-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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Hanjie Zhang, Lili Chan, Anna Meyring-Wösten, Israel Campos, Priscila Preciado, Jeroen P Kooman, Frank M van der Sande, Doris Fuertinger, Stephan Thijssen, Peter Kotanko
Background: Cardiac disease is highly prevalent in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Decreased tissue perfusion, including cardiac, due to high ultrafiltration volumes (UFVs) is considered to be one of the drivers of cardiac dysfunction. While central venous oxygen saturation (ScvO 2 ) is frequently used as an indicator of cardiac output in non-uremic populations, the relationship of ScvO 2 and UFV in HD patients remains unclear. Our aim was to determine how intradialytic ScvO 2 changes associate with UFV...
September 12, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927062/anticancer-activity-and-antioxidant-potential-of-aponogeton-undulatus-against-ehrlich-ascites-carcinoma-cells-in-swiss-albino-mice
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Mohammad Saifur Rahman, Mohammad Badrul Alam, Yun Hee Choi, Jin Cheol Yoo
The in vivo anticancer and in vitro antioxidant effects of the crude methanol extract of Aponogeton undulatus, in addition to its various organic fractions, were investigated. Various assay methods, including the total antioxidant capacity assay, lipid peroxidation inhibition assay, 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) free radical scavenging assay and ferrous reducing power assessment were used to evaluate the antioxidant potential of the crude extract and its organic fractions. The ethyl acetate fraction (EAU) demonstrated the highest antioxidant capacity (175...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926716/broadband-acoustic-resonance-dissolution-spectroscopy-bards-a-novel-approach-to-investigate-the-wettability-of-pharmaceutical-powder-blends
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Raghu V G Peddapatla, M Rizwan Ahmed, Caroline A Blackshields, M J Sousa-Gallagher, Sean McSweeney, J Krüse, Abina M Crean, Dara Fitzpatrick
The ability of Broadband Acoustic Resonance Dissolution Spectroscopy (BARDS) to assess the wettability of powder blends is investigated. BARDS is a novel analytical technology developed based on the change in acoustic phenomenon observed when material is added into a solvent under resonance. Addition of solid material to the solvent results in the introduction of gas (air) into the solvent, changing the compressibility of the solvent system and reducing the velocity of sound in the solvent. As a material is wetted and dissolved, the gas is released from the solvent and resonance frequency is altered...
September 19, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926576/receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-products-and-world-trade-center-particulate-induced-lung-function-loss-a-case-cohort-study-and-murine-model-of-acute-particulate-exposure
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Erin J Caraher, Sophia Kwon, Syed H Haider, George Crowley, Audrey Lee, Minah Ebrahim, Liqun Zhang, Lung-Chi Chen, Terry Gordon, Mengling Liu, David J Prezant, Ann Marie Schmidt, Anna Nolan
World Trade Center-particulate matter(WTC-PM) exposure and metabolic-risk are associated with WTC-Lung Injury(WTC-LI). The receptor for advanced glycation end-products (RAGE) is most highly expressed in the lung, mediates metabolic risk, and single-nucleotide polymorphisms at the AGER-locus predict forced expiratory volume(FEV). Our objectives were to test the hypotheses that RAGE is a biomarker of WTC-LI in the FDNY-cohort and that loss of RAGE in a murine model would protect against acute PM-induced lung disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926488/potential-acceptability-of-a-pediatric-ventilator-management-computer-protocol
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Katherine A Sward, Christopher J L Newth, Robinder G Khemani, Kent Page, Kathleen L Meert, Joseph A Carcillo, Thomas P Shanley, Frank W Moler, Murray M Pollack, Heidi J Dalton, David L Wessel, John T Berger, Robert A Berg, Rick E Harrison, Allan Doctor, J Michael Dean, Richard Holobkov, Tammara L Jenkins, Carol E Nicholson
OBJECTIVES: To examine issues regarding the granularity (size/scale) and potential acceptability of recommendations in a ventilator management protocol for children with pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN: Survey/questionnaire. SETTING: The eight PICUs in the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred twenty-two physicians (attendings and fellows). INTERVENTIONS: None...
September 16, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926384/effect-of-surgeon-and-hospital-volume-on-morbidity-and-mortality-after-hip-fracture
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Kanu Okike, Priscilla H Chan, Elizabeth W Paxton
BACKGROUND: Prior studies have examined the relationship between surgeon and hospital volumes and outcome following hip fracture surgical procedures, but the results have been inconclusive. The purpose of this study was to assess the hip fracture volume-outcome relationship by analyzing data from a large, managed care registry. METHODS: The Kaiser Permanente Hip Fracture Registry prospectively records information on surgically treated hip fractures within the managed health-care system...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926379/tendon-length-calf-muscle-atrophy-and-strength-deficit-after-acute-achilles-tendon-rupture-long-term-follow-up-of-patients-in-a-previous-study
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Juuso Heikkinen, Iikka Lantto, Juuso Piilonen, Tapio Flinkkilä, Pasi Ohtonen, Pertti Siira, Vesa Laine, Jaakko Niinimäki, Ari Pajala, Juhana Leppilahti
BACKGROUND: In this prospective study, we used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess long-term Achilles tendon length, calf muscle volume, and muscle fatty degeneration after surgery for acute Achilles tendon rupture. METHODS: From 1998 to 2001, 60 patients at our center underwent surgery for acute Achilles tendon rupture followed by early functional postoperative rehabilitation. Fifty-five patients were reexamined after a minimum duration of follow-up of 13 years (mean, 14 years), and 52 of them were included in the present study...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926154/brain-functional-connectome-abnormalities-in-als-are-associated-with-disability-and-cortical-hyperexcitability
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Nimeshan Geevasinga, Mayuresh S Korgaonkar, Parvathi Menon, Mehdi Van den Bos, Lavier Gomes, Sheryl Foster, Matthew C Kiernan, Steve Vucic
OBJECTIVE: The present study utilized a multimodality approach encompassing connectome network combined with brain volume analysis, and assessment of cortical excitability to provide novel insights into amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) pathogenesis. METHODS: Magnetic resonance images (MRI) were acquired using a 3.0 Tesla GE Signa HDx scanner, using an 8-channel head coil. MR images for the resting state scan were acquired using echo planar imaging MR sequence, acquiring 40 contiguous axial/oblique slices...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926125/the-prevalence-of-vertebral-fractures-is-associated-with-reduced-hip-bone-density-and-inferior-peripheral-appendicular-volumetric-bone-density-and-structure-in-older-women
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Lisa Johansson, Daniel Sundh, Michael Zoulakis, Robert Rudäng, Anna Darelid, Helena Brisby, Anna G Nilsson, Dan Mellström, Mattias Lorentzon
Vertebral fractures (VF) are among the most severe and prevalent osteoporotic fractures. Their association with bone microstructure have been investigated in several retrospective case-control studies with spine radiography for diagnosis of VF. The aim of this population-based cross-sectional study of 1027 women aged 75-80 years, was to investigate if prevalent VF, identified by vertebral fracture assessment (VFA) by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), was associated with appendicular volumetric bone density, structure and bone material strength index (BMSi), independently of hip areal bone mineral density (aBMD)...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925806/population-pharmacokinetics-of-arginine-glutamate-in-healthy-chinese-volunteers
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Jing Wang, Heng Zheng, Kun Wang, Zheng Wang, Yufeng Ding
1. The present study developed population pharmacokinetic models of arginine and glutamate in healthy Chinese volunteers. Two nonlinear mixed-effect models were developed using NONMEM® software (ICON Development Solutions, Ellicott City, MD) to describe the pharmacokinetic properties and to assess the relevant parameters as well as the inter-individual variability. The potential covariates were screened using stepwise approach and the stability and predictive capability of the models were performed using bootstrap and visual predictive check...
September 19, 2017: Xenobiotica; the Fate of Foreign Compounds in Biological Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925802/higher-prevalence-of-spontaneous-cerebral-vasculopathy-and-cerebral-infarcts-in-a-mouse-model-of-sickle-cell-disease
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Hyacinth I Hyacinth, Courtney L Sugihara, Thomas L Spencer, David R Archer, Andy Y Shih
Stroke is a dramatic complication of sickle cell disease (SCD), which is associated with cerebral vasculopathies including moya moya, intravascular thrombi, cerebral hyperemia, and increased vessel tortuosity. The spontaneous occurrence of these pathologies in the sickle cell mouse model has not been described. Here, we studied Townes humanized sickle cell and age-matched control mice that were 13 months old. We used in vivo two-photon microscopy to assess blood flow dynamics, vascular topology, and evidence of cerebral vasculopathy...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925496/study-on-the-relationship-between-the-rassf10-gene-and-the-biological-behavior-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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J Xie, Y Chen, F Meng, T Shu, Y Liu, L Zhang, Z-X Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between Ras association domain family gene 10 (RASSF10 gene) and the biological behavior of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), including proliferation, invasion, and metastasis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: HCC cell lines were generated with stable overexpression or low expression of RASSF10 protein. A cell line transfected with an empty vector was treated as control. At 12, 24, 48, and 72 h, the cell proliferation was determined by MTT assay, the invasion ability was determined by Transwell chambers, and the scratch assay was used to assess the migration ability...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925408/liver-volume-and-hepatic-adiposity-in-childhood-relations-to-body-growth-and-visceral-fat
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R Malpique, J Bassols, A López-Bermejo, M Diaz, F Villarroya, J Pavia, A Congo, F de Zegher, L Ibáñez
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The sequence of prenatal growth restraint and postnatal catch-up growth may lead to hepato-visceral adiposity, insulin resistance and low-grade inflammation before the onset of puberty. In prepubertal children born appropriate for gestational age (AGA) or small for gestational age (SGA), we assessed potential relationships between the aforementioned sequence and liver volume. SUBJECTS/METHODS: The study population consisted of 86 children (41 AGA and 45 SGA with catch-up growth; age (mean±s...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924922/assessing-the-non-tumorous-liver-implications-for-patient-management-and-surgical-therapy
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Pallavi Pandey, Ankur Pandey, Mary Dillhoff, Carl Schmidt, Ihab R Kamel, Timothy M Pawlik
INTRODUCTION: Hepatic resection is performed for various benign and malignant liver tumors. Over the last several decades, there have been improvements in the surgical technique and postoperative care of patients undergoing liver surgery. Despite this, liver failure following an extended hepatic resection remains a critical potential postoperative complication. Patients with underlying parenchymal liver diseases are at particular risk of liver failure due to impaired liver regeneration with an associated mortality risk as high as 60 to 90%...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924565/nirs-based-cerebrovascular-regulation-assessment-exercise-and-cerebrovascular-reactivity
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Stephanie Miller, Kunal Mitra
Alterations to cerebral blood flow (CBF) have been implicated in diverse neurological conditions. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)-measured regional cerebral tissue oxygen saturation ([Formula: see text]) provides an estimate of oxygenation of interrogated cerebral volume useful in identifying variations in oxygen supply to cerebral tissue and in monitoring cerebrovascular function. [Formula: see text]-inhalation-based hypercapnic breathing challenges were used to simulate CBF dysregulation, utilizing NIRS to monitor the CBF autoregulatory response...
October 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924555/early-changes-in-brain-structure-correlate-with-language-outcomes-in-children-with-neonatal-encephalopathy
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Kevin A Shapiro, Hosung Kim, Maria Luisa Mandelli, Elizabeth E Rogers, Dawn Gano, Donna M Ferriero, A James Barkovich, Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini, Hannah C Glass, Duan Xu
Global patterns of brain injury correlate with motor, cognitive, and language outcomes in survivors of neonatal encephalopathy (NE). However, it is still unclear whether local changes in brain structure predict specific deficits. We therefore examined whether differences in brain structure at 6 months of age are associated with neurodevelopmental outcomes in this population. We enrolled 32 children with NE, performed structural brain MR imaging at 6 months, and assessed neurodevelopmental outcomes at 30 months...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924309/serum-psa-levels-in-the-indian-population-is-it-different
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Amit Agrawal, Shailesh Chandra Karan
BACKGROUND: Serum prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is an important tumour, marker which is widely used to trigger trans-rectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided prostate biopsy. However, the PSA levels vary with race and ethnicity. Therefore, there is a need to have an Indian reference range. METHODS: All adult male patients meeting the inclusion and exclusion criteria were enrolled in this study. They were subjected to assessment of serum total PSA, digital rectal examination and trans-abdominal ultrasound...
April 2017: Medical Journal, Armed Forces India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924274/quantitative-volumetric-analysis-of-a-retinoic-acid-induced-hypoplastic-model-of-chick-thymus-using-image-j
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Ayesha Haque, Muhammad Yunus Khan
OBJECTIVE: To assess the total volume change in a retinoic acid-induced, hypoplastic model of a chick thymus using Image-J. METHODS: This experimental study was carried out at the anatomy department of College of Physicians and Surgeons, Islamabad, Pakistan, from February 2009 to February 2010, and comprised fertilised chicken eggs. The eggs were divided into experimental group A and control group C. Group A was injected with 0.3µg of retinoic acid via yolk sac to induce a defective model of a thymus with hypoplasia...
September 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924076/third-and-fourth-heart-sounds-and-myocardial-fibrosis-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Yoshimi Sato, Tatsuya Kawasaki, Sakiko Honda, Kuniyasu Harimoto, Shigeyuki Miki, Tadaaki Kamitani, Hirokazu Shiraishi, Satoaki Matoba
BACKGROUND: The 4th heart sound (S4) is commonly heard in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). The 3rd heart sound (S3) is also audible in HCM patients regardless of the presence or absence of heart failure. These extra heart sounds may be associated with myocardial fibrosis because myocardial fibrosis has been suggested to affect left ventricular compliance.Methods and Results:The present retrospective study evaluated 53 consecutive HCM patients with sinus rhythm who had no symptoms of heart failure and underwent an initial assessment including phonocardiography, echocardiography, and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
September 16, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923868/gelofusine-ameliorates-colistin-induced-nephrotoxicity
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Sivashangarie Sivanesan, Mohammad A K Azad, Elena K Schneider, Maizbha U Ahmed, Jiayuan Huang, Jiping Wang, Jian Li, Roger L Nation, Tony Velkov
Colistin therapy is used as the last-line of defence against life-threatening Gram-negative infections. Nephrotoxicity is the major dose-limiting side-effect that impedes optimal dosing of patients. This study aims to examine the nephroprotective effect of the plasma volume expander gelofusine against colistin-induced nephrotoxicity. Renal protection was assessed in mice that were subcutaneously injected with colistin sulphate (14 mg/kg x 6 doses every 2 h; accumulated dose 84 mg/kg) and simultaneously injected in the intraperitoneal region with gelofusine (75, 150, 300 or 600 mg/kg x 6)...
September 18, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
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