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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774711/-health-impact-of-asbestos-fibres-naturally-occurring-in-mount-pollino-area-basilicata-region-southern-italy
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Angelo Caputo, Marco De Santis, Valerio Manno, Gabriella Cauzillo, Biagio Maria Bruni, Lorenzo Palumbo, Susanna Conti, Pietro Comba
OBJECTIVES: to estimate the health impact of asbestos fibres naturally occurring in Mount Pollino area (Basilicata Region, Southern Italy). DESIGN: geographic mortality, hospitalization, and incidence study. Setting and participant s: population resident in 12 Municipalities of Mount Pollino area with naturally occurring asbestos fibres. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: standardized mortality ratio (SMR) and standardized hospitalization rate (SHR) for asbestos-related diseases; standardized incidence ratio (SIR) for mesotheliomas...
March 2018: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774217/effective-network-size-predicted-from-simulations-of-pathogen-outbreaks-through-social-networks-provides-a-novel-measure-of-structure-standardized-group-size
#2
Collin M McCabe, Charles L Nunn
The transmission of infectious disease through a population is often modeled assuming that interactions occur randomly in groups, with all individuals potentially interacting with all other individuals at an equal rate. However, it is well known that pairs of individuals vary in their degree of contact. Here, we propose a measure to account for such heterogeneity: effective network size (ENS), which refers to the size of a maximally complete network (i.e., unstructured, where all individuals interact with all others equally) that corresponds to the outbreak characteristics of a given heterogeneous, structured network...
2018: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773566/multisociety-consensus-quality-improvement-revised-consensus-statement-for-endovascular-therapy-of-acute-ischemic-stroke-from-the-american-association-of-neurological-surgeons-aans-american-society-of-neuroradiology-asnr-cardiovascular-and-interventional-radiology
#3
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771785/cutaneous-melanoma-risk-among-people-with-hiv-in-the-united-states-and-canada
#4
Elizabeth L Yanik, Raúl U Hernández-Ramírez, Li Qin, Haiqun Lin, Wendy Leyden, Romain S Neugebauer, Michael A Horberg, Richard D Moore, W Christopher Mathews, Amy C Justice, Nancy A Hessol, Angel M Mayor, M John Gill, John T Brooks, Jing Sun, Keri N Althoff, Eric A Engels, Michael J Silverberg, Robert Dubrow
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous melanoma incidence may be modestly elevated in people with HIV (PWH) versus people without HIV. However, little is known about the relationship of immunosuppression, HIV replication, and antiretroviral treatment (ART) with melanoma risk. METHODS: PWH of white race in the North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design were included. A standardized incidence ratio (SIR) was calculated comparing risk with the white general population, standardizing by age, sex, and calendar period...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771353/predictors-for-identifying-burn-sepsis-and-performance-versus-existing-criteria
#5
David M Hill, Matthew D Percy, Sai R Velamuri, Julio Lanfranco, Ivan Romero Legro, Scott E Sinclair, William L Hickerson
Sepsis is the largest cause of mortality in thermally injured patients. Traditional SIRS criteria do not aid diagnosis of sepsis in burn centers. Studies have attempted identification of the best indicators of sepsis in the thermal injured patient, but predictive variables are inconsistent across the various studies. Currently, consensus guidelines lack evidential support as to which patients will benefit most from prompt antimicrobial therapy. The purpose of our study was to evaluate novel diagnostic parameters for thermal injured patients with known sepsis and compare these parameters with existing diagnostic criteria...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Burn Care & Research: Official Publication of the American Burn Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770930/safety-profile-of-the-interleukin-1-inhibitors-anakinra-and-canakinumab-in-real-life-clinical-practice-a-nationwide-multicenter-retrospective-observational-study
#6
Jurgen Sota, Antonio Vitale, Antonella Insalaco, Paolo Sfriso, Giuseppe Lopalco, Giacomo Emmi, Marco Cattalini, Raffaele Manna, Rolando Cimaz, Roberta Priori, Rosaria Talarico, Ginevra de Marchi, Micol Frassi, Romina Gallizzi, Alessandra Soriano, Maria Alessio, Daniele Cammelli, Maria Cristina Maggio, Stefano Gentileschi, Renzo Marcolongo, Francesco La Torre, Claudia Fabiani, Serena Colafrancesco, Francesca Ricci, Paola Galozzi, Ombretta Viapiana, Elena Verrecchia, Manuela Pardeo, Lucia Cerrito, Elena Cavallaro, Alma Nunzia Olivieri, Giuseppe Paolazzi, Gianfranco Vitiello, Armin Maier, Elena Silvestri, Chiara Stagnaro, Guido Valesini, Marta Mosca, Salvatore de Vita, Angela Tincani, Giovanni Lapadula, Bruno Frediani, Fabrizio De Benedetti, Florenzo Iannone, Leonardo Punzi, Carlo Salvarani, Mauro Galeazzi, Rossella Angotti, Mario Messina, Gian Marco Tosi, Donato Rigante, Luca Cantarini
A few studies have reported the safety profile of interleukin (IL)-1 blockers from real life. The aim of this study is to describe anakinra (ANA) and canakinumab (CAN) safety profile in children and adults, based on data from a real-life setting. Demographic, clinical, and therapeutic data from patients treated with ANA and CAN were retrospectively collected and analyzed. Four hundred and seventy five patients were enrolled; ANA and CAN were prescribed in 421 and 105 treatment courses, respectively. During a mean follow-up of 24...
May 17, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770887/the-importance-of-early-recognition-in-management-of-ercp-related-perforations
#7
Jason G Bill, Zachary Smith, Joseph Brancheck, Jeffrey Elsner, Paul Hobbs, Gabriel D Lang, Dayna S Early, Koushik Das, Thomas Hollander, Maria B Majella Doyle, Ryan C Fields, William G Hawkins, Steven M Strasberg, Chet Hammill, William C Chapman, Steven Edmundowicz, Daniel K Mullady, Vladimir M Kushnir
BACKGROUND: Iatrogenic perforations related to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) are rare events, carrying with it a mortality of up to 8%. Given the rarity of this adverse event, there remains limited data and continued uncertainties when choosing therapeutic strategies. Our aims were to evaluate the management of ERCP-related perforations and compare outcomes based on timing of recognition. METHODS: The endoscopic databases of two tertiary care centers were interrogated to identify consecutive adult patients who sustained ERCP-related perforation over a 10-year period from 2006 to 2016...
May 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770795/cytokines-as-biomarkers-of-inflammatory-response-after-open-versus-endovascular-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Diamantis I Tsilimigras, Fragiska Sigala, Georgios Karaolanis, Ioannis Ntanasis-Stathopoulos, Eleftherios Spartalis, Michael Spartalis, Nikolaos Patelis, Alexandros Papalampros, Chandler Long, Demetrios Moris
The repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a high-risk surgical procedure related to hormonal and metabolic stress-related response with an ensuing activation of the inflammatory cascade. In contrast to open repair (OR), endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) seems to decrease the postoperative stress by offering less extensive incisions, dissection, and tissue manipulation. However, these beneficial effects may be offset by the release of cytokines and arachidonic acid metabolites during intra-luminal manipulation of the thrombus using catheters in endovascular repair, resulting in systemic inflammatory response (SIR), which is clinically called post-implantation syndrome...
May 17, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770247/using-statistical-and-machine-learning-methods-to-evaluate-the-prognostic-accuracy-of-sirs-and-qsofa
#9
Akash Gupta, Tieming Liu, Scott Shepherd, William Paiva
Objectives: The objective of this study was to compare the performance of two popularly used early sepsis diagnostic criteria, systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and quick Sepsis-related Organ Failure Assessment (qSOFA), using statistical and machine learning approaches. Methods: This retrospective study examined patient visits in Emergency Department (ED) with sepsis related diagnosis. The outcome was 28-day in-hospital mortality. Using odds ratio (OR) and modeling methods (decision tree [DT], multivariate logistic regression [LR], and naïve Bayes [NB]), the relationships between diagnostic criteria and mortality were examined...
April 2018: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767448/development-and-validation-of-a-fast-and-sensitive-uhplc-esi-ms-method-for-the-simultaneous-quantification-of-spironolactone-and-its-metabolites-in-ocular-tissues
#10
Naoual Dahmana, Doris Gabriel, Robert Gurny, Yogeshvar N Kalia
Glucocorticoids are a mainstay for the treatment of immune-mediated conditions and inflammatory diseases. However, their chronic use causes numerous side-effects including delays in corneal and cutaneous wound healing. This is attributed to off-target agonism of the mineralocorticoid receptor, which can be reduced by co-administration of a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist such as spironolactone. The aim of this study was to develop a fast, selective and sensitive UHPLC-ESI-MS method for the simultaneous quantification of spironolactone, its active metabolites - 7α-thiomethylspironolactone and canrenone, the latter's water-soluble prodrug potassium canrenoate, and the synthetic glucocorticoid, dexamethasone, in corneal samples (17α-methyltestosterone served as an internal standard)...
May 16, 2018: Biomedical Chromatography: BMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765643/ultrasound-assisted-synthesis-of-n235-impregnated-resins-for-vanadium-v-adsorption
#11
Bo Chen, Shenxu Bao, Yimin Zhang, Ruwei Zheng
N235-impregnated resins were prepared using XAD-16HP macroporous adsorption resins as support with and without ultrasonic irradiation to evaluate the effects of ultrasound impregnation (UI) on the preparation and adsorption characteristics of the resins. The results show that the impregnation ratio of the solvent-impregnated resins (SIRs) prepared by ultrasound impregnation method (SIRs-UI) increases obviously but their adsorption capacity for V(V) just slightly increases and the utilization rate of the extractant decreases with the augmentation of ultrasound power...
April 2018: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765455/ringer-s-lactate-solution-enhances-the-inflammatory-response-during-fluid-resuscitation-of-experimentally-induced-haemorrhagic-shock-in-rats
#12
Krzysztof Kusza, Mariusz Mielniczuk, Lukasz Krokowicz, Jacek B Cywiński, Maria Siemionow
Introduction: Hemorrhagic shock leads to systemic oxygen deficit (hypoxaemia) that results in systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), a recognised cause of late mortality in this case. The aim of this study was to analyse the impact of fluid resuscitation, using two Ringer solutions, on the microcirculation changes that take place during experimentally induced haemorrhagic shock. Material and methods: A model of the rat cremaster muscle was used to assess microcirculation in vivo ...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763691/insights-on-the-age-dependent-neurodegeneration-induced-by-monocrotophos-an-organophosphorous-insecticide-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-fed-high-glucose-evidence-in-wild-and-transgenic-strains
#13
Chinnu Salim, Nidheesh Thadathil, M Muralidhara, P S Rajini
The higher susceptibility of high glucose fed C. elegans to Monocrotophos (MCP, an organophosphorus insecticide) - induced dopaminergic (DA) neuronal degeneration was recently demonstrated. Employing this acute exposure model, the impact of MCP on DA degeneration among worms of two age groups (8 and 13 d old) fed control (CO) and high glucose (GF) diet with specific focus on phenotypic alterations, oxidative impairments and associated molecular perturbations employing both wild (N2) and transgenic strains(BZ555 and NL5901) was investigated...
May 12, 2018: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Toxicology & Pharmacology: CBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760745/diagnostic-value-of-decoy-receptor-3-combined-with-procalcitonin-and-soluble-urokinase-type-plasminogen-activator-receptor-for-sepsis
#14
Jing-Jing Zhao, Xiao-Li Lou, Hong-Wei Chen, Feng-Ting Zhu, Yan-Qiang Hou
The levels of decoy receptor 3 (DcR3), soluble urokinase type plasminogen activator receptor (suPAR) and procalcitonin (PCT) are significantly increased in sepsis. We investigated the diagnostic value of DcR3 combined with suPAR and PCT in sepsis. Patients with sepsis, non-infectious systemic inflammatory response comprehensive syndrome (SIRS) and healthy controls were recruited according to the diagnostic standard. We measured DcR3, suPAR, PCT, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP), and the diagnostic value was evaluated by receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curves...
2018: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754857/comparison-of-normal-saline-versus-lactated-ringer-s-solution-for-fluid-resuscitation-in-patients-with-mild-acute-pancreatitis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Sararak Choosakul, Kamin Harinwan, Sakkarin Chirapongsathorn, Krit Opuchar, Theeranun Sanpajit, Wanich Piyanirun, Chaipichit Puttapitakpong
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Aggressive fluid resuscitation is recommended for initial management of acute pancreatitis. However, there are few studies which focus on types of fluid therapy. METHODS: We performed a randomized controlled trial in patients with acute pancreatitis. The patients were randomized into two groups. Each group received Normal Saline solution (NSS) or Lactated Ringer's solution (LRS) through a goal-directed fluid resuscitation protocol. Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) at 24 and 48 h, mortality, presence of local complications and inflammatory markers were measured...
May 7, 2018: Pancreatology: Official Journal of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP) ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754152/brain-natriuretic-peptide-regulated-expression-of-inflammatory-cytokines-in-lipopolysaccharide-lps-activated-macrophages-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-mapk-pathways
#16
Xiong Li, Hao Peng, Jiongxing Wu, Yangcheng Xu
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the effects of recombinant human brain natriuretic peptide (rhBNP) on IL-6, TNF-α, and IL-10 secretion in LPS-activated RAW 264.7 cells and human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in vitro and to explore the related signaling pathways of the regulation mechanisms of BNP in systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). MATERIAL AND METHODS MTT assay was used to evaluate the effects of rhBNP on cell viabilities. Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) was used to induce inflammation response...
May 13, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753616/an-interoperable-clinical-decision-support-system-for-early-detection-of-sirs-in-pediatric-intensive-care-using-openehr
#17
Antje Wulff, Birger Haarbrandt, Erik Tute, Michael Marschollek, Philipp Beerbaum, Thomas Jack
BACKGROUND: Clinical decision-support systems (CDSS) are designed to solve knowledge-intensive tasks for supporting decision-making processes. Although many approaches for designing CDSS have been proposed, due to high implementation costs, as well as the lack of interoperability features, current solutions are not well-established across different institutions. Recently, the use of standardized formalisms for knowledge representation as terminologies as well as the integration of semantically enriched clinical information models, as openEHR Archetypes, and their reuse within CDSS are theoretically considered as key factors for reusable CDSS...
May 9, 2018: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753076/bone-wax-in-neurosurgery-a-review
#18
REVIEW
Joe M Das
In this occasion of 125 years after the so-called "initial" use of bone wax (BW) by Sir Victor Horsley, a review of this age-old hemostatic agent deemed appropriate. The first use of BW for hemostasis is dated back to the 18th century when modeling or candle wax was used for hemostasis. Though the pioneers in the usage of BW in craniofacial surgeries were Belloq, Professor Khristian Khristianovich Salomon and François Magendie, its first successful use in neurosurgery was demonstrated by Henri Ferdinand Dolbeau in 1864, following the extirpation of a frontal osteoma...
May 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752517/sir-dynamics-in-random-networks-with-communities
#19
Jinxian Li, Jing Wang, Zhen Jin
This paper investigates the effects of the community structure of a network on the spread of an epidemic. To this end, we first establish a susceptible-infected-recovered (SIR) model in a two-community network with an arbitrary joint degree distribution. The network is formulated as a probability generating function. We also obtain the sufficient conditions for disease outbreak and extinction, which involve the first-order and second-order moments of the degree distribution. As an example, we then study the effect of community structure on epidemic spread in a complex network with a Poisson joint degree distribution...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752309/sulfur-partitioning-between-glutathione-and-protein-synthesis-determines-plant-growth
#20
Anna Speiser, Marleen Silbermann, Yihan Dong, Stefan Haberland, Veli Vural Uslu, Shanshan Wang, Sajid A K Bangash, Michael Reichelt, Andreas J Meyer, Markus Wirtz, Ruediger Hell
Photoautotrophic organisms must efficiently allocate their resources between stress-response pathways and growth-promoting pathways to be successful in a constantly changing environment. In this study, we addressed the coordination of sulfur flux between biosynthesis of the reactive oxygen species scavenger glutathione (GSH) and protein translation as one example of a central resource allocation switch. We crossed the Arabidopsis (Arabidopsis thaliana) GSH synthesis depleted cadmium-sensitive cad2-1 mutant, which lacks glutamate Cys ligase, into the sulfite reductase (SiR) sir1-1 mutant, which suffers from a significantly decreased flux of sulfur into cysteine and is consequently retarded in growth...
May 11, 2018: Plant Physiology
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