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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303818/biofilm-formation-capability-of-enterococcal-strains-causing-urinary-tract-infection-vis-a-vis-colonisation-and-correlation-with-enterococcal-surface-protein-gene
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Shubha Garg, Balvinder Mohan, Neelam Taneja
BACKGROUND: Data regarding differences in biofilm formation among urinary isolates of enterococci causing nosocomial infection versus asymptomatic colonisation is lacking. Conflicting data are available for the role of enterococcal surface protein (esp) gene in the development of enterococcal biofilms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 50 (25 each of asymptomatic bacteriuria and urinary tract infection (UTI) isolates were collected from admitted patients who had nosocomial acquisition of enterococci in urine culture (≥105 cfu/ml)...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285376/association-of-podocyte-autophagosome-numbers-with-idiopathic-membranous-nephropathy-and-secondary-membranous-nephropathy
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Juan Jin, Huifang Zhan, Bo Lin, Yiwen Li, Wei Zhang, Qiang He
PURPOSE: This study was to investigate the relation between the number of autophagosomes in podocytes and the syndromes of idiopathic membranous nephropathy (IMN) and secondary membranous nephropathy (sMN). METHODS: The pathological changes in the kidney tissues of patients were detected with the hematoxylin and eosin staining, the periodic acid-Schiff reagent treatment, the Masson's trichrome staining and the immunofluorescence detection (IF). Meanwhile, the autophagosomes in podocyte were analyzed by transmission electron microscopy and the IF assay pointing to LC3-II, an autophagic marker...
March 11, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274280/a-novel-duplex-ddpcr-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-schistosomiasis-japonica-proof-of-concept-in-an-experimental-mouse-model
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Kosala G Weerakoon, Catherine A Gordon, Pengfei Cai, Geoffrey N Gobert, Mary Duke, Gail M Williams, Donald P McManus
The current World Health Organization strategic plan targets the elimination of schistosomiasis as a public health problem by 2025 and accurate diagnostics will play a pivotal role in achieving this goal. DNA-based detection methods provide a viable alternative to some of the commonly used tests, notably microscopy and serology, for the diagnosis of schistosomiasis. The detection of parasite cell-free DNA in different clinical samples is a recent valuable advance, which provides significant benefits for accurate disease diagnosis...
March 9, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262316/an-imprinted-interpenetrating-polymer-network-for-microextraction-in-packed-syringe-of-carbamazepine
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Sara Asgari, Habib Bagheri, Ali Es-Haghi, Roya AminiTabrizi
An imprinted interpenetrating polymer network (IPN) was synthesized and used as a medium for isolation of carbamazepine from urine samples. The polymer network consisted of a homogeneous polystyrene-sol gel hybrid constructed by in-situ radical polymerization method. In this process, within the sol-gel reaction duration, styrene monomer could penetrate into the reaction mixture and after the polymerization initiation, a monolithic IPN structure was prepared. The scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDX) are indications of the polystyrene dispersion at nano- to micro-meter level in the sol gel matrix...
March 31, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261988/a-core-shell-titanium-dioxide-polyaniline-nanocomposite-for-the-needle-trap-extraction-of-volatile-organic-compounds-in-urine-samples
#5
Solmaz Banihashemi, Habib Bagheri
We synthesized a titanium dioxide-polyaniline core-shell nanocomposite and implemented it as an efficient sorbent for the needle-trap extraction of some volatile organic compounds from urine samples. Polyaniline was synthesized, in the form of the emeraldine base, dissolved in dimethyl acetamide followed by diluting with water at pH 2.8, using the interfacial polymerization method. The TiO2 nanoparticles were encapsulated inside the conducting polymer shell, by adapting the in situ dispersing approach. The surface characteristics of the nanocomposite were investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectrometry, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254294/fabrication-of-highly-sensitive-gold-nanourchins-based-electrochemical-sensor-for-nanomolar-determination-of-primaquine
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Neeta Bachheti Thapliyal, Tirivashe Elton Chiwunze, Rajshekhar Karpoormath, Srinivasulu Cherukupalli
A gold nanourchins modified glassy carbon electrode (AuNu/GCE) was developed for the determination of antimalarial drug, primaquine (PQ). The surface of AuNu/GCE was characterized by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and cyclic voltammetry (CV). EIS results indicated that the electron transfer process at AuNu/GCE was faster as compared to the bare electrode. The SEM and TEM image confirmed the presence and uniform dispersion of gold nanourchins on the GCE surface...
May 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251957/-contamination-of-exosome-preparations-isolated-from-biological-fluids
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A E Grigor'eva, N S Dyrkheeva, O E Bryzgunova, S N Tamkovich, B P Chelobanov, E I Ryabchikova
The aim of our study was to attract the attention of researchers at the problem of contamination of exosome preparations. Using a transmission electron microscope JEM-1400 ("JEOL", Japan) we have examined exosome preparations, isolated according to the conventional scheme of sequential centrifugation from different biological fluids: plasma and urine of healthy persons and patients with oncologic diseases, bovine serum, and culture fluid (MDCK, MDA-MB и MCF-7 cells). All exosome preparations (over 200) contained exosomes, which were identified by immuno-electron microscopy using antibodies to tetraspanins CD63 or CD9...
January 2017: Biomedit︠s︡inskai︠a︡ Khimii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247968/breaking-up-and-making-up-the-secret-life-of-the-vacuolar-h-atpase
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REVIEW
Rebecca A Oot, Sergio Couoh-Cardel, Stuti Sharma, Nicholas J Stam, Stephan Wilkens
The vacuolar ATPase (V-ATPase; V1 Vo -ATPase) is a large multisubunit proton pump found in the endomembrane system of all eukaryotic cells where it acidifies the lumen of subcellular organelles including lysosomes, endosomes, the Golgi apparatus and clathrin coated vesicles. V-ATPase function is essential for pH and ion homeostasis, protein trafficking, endocytosis, mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) and Notch signaling, as well as hormone secretion and neurotransmitter release. V-ATPase can also be found in the plasma membrane of polarized animal cells where its proton pumping function is involved in bone remodeling, urine acidification and sperm maturation...
March 1, 2017: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247719/-cystine-as-a-risk-factor-of-the-stone-formation-in-kidney-the-reference-value-range-of-urinary-excretion-the-stage-diagnosis-of-cystine-metabolism-disorder
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A A Gres, D M Nitkin, T M Juraha, A A Sivakow
OBJECTIVE: to define the reference value ranges of cystine, lysine and arginine urinary excretion relative to creatinine in the morning urine samples for the metabolic disorders diagnosis leading to the formation of urinary stones. MATERIALS AND METHODS: the study involved 695 healthy individuals aged 1-17 and 1564 patients with urolithiasis aged 7-45. The content of cystine in the urine samples was determined by high performance liquid chromatography. The chemical composition of urinary stones was investigated by methods of the qualitative chemical reaction and the crystals microscopy...
August 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246603/urinary-exosomal-mir-193a-can-be-a-potential-biomarker-for-the-diagnosis-of-primary-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-in-children
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Zhibin Huang, Yong Zhang, Jianhua Zhou, Yu Zhang
Background. Glomerular upregulation of miR-193a has been detected in primary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) but not in other glomerular diseases. We aimed to isolate exosomes from urine of children with primary FSGS and to assess the diagnostic potential of urinary exosomal miR-193a for primary FSGS. Methods. The first morning urine samples were collected from children with primary FSGS (n = 8) and minimal change disease (MCD, n = 5). Isolated urinary exosomes were confirmed by electron microscopy and Western blotting...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243978/evaluation-of-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-urolithiatic-activity-of-silver-nanoparticles-containing-aqueous-leaf-extract-of-tragia-involucrata
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Vinodhini Velu, Moonjit Das, Arunai Nambi Raj N, Kamal Dua, Himaja Malipeddi
The present investigation is focused on exploring the anti-urolithiatic potential of aqueous leaf extract of Tragia involucrata (TIA) and its silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and to quantify the total phenol, flavonoid, terpenoid and sterol contents present in TIA. Quantification results suggested TIA to be a rich source of phenol, flavonoid and terpenoid and less of sterol content. The AgNPs were synthesized by a simple green method using aqueous extract of T. involucrata. The formation of AgNPs was confirmed through UV spectroscopy, particle size analysis, zeta potential, X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy...
February 27, 2017: Drug Delivery and Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239050/necrotizing-suppurative-nephritis-in-a-japanese-black-feedlot-steer-due-to-proteus-mirabilis-infection
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Tadatsugu Abe, Ayako Iizuka, Hirokazu Kojima, Kumiko Kimura, Tomoyuki Shibahara, Makoto Haritani
A Japanese black feedlot steer suddenly died after exhibiting astasia and cramping of the extremities. Necropsy of the animal revealed that the right kidney was enlarged and pale with severe nephrolithiasis. The urinary bladder displayed mucosal hemorrhage. Upon bacteriological investigation, Proteus mirabilis was isolated from the liver, spleen, right kidney, lungs and urine. Histopathological examination revealednecrotizing suppurative nephritis with the presence of numerous gram-negative bacilli and fibrinous suppurative cystitis with no bacilli...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213225/a-melamine-based-molecularly-imprinted-sensor-for-the-determination-of-8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine-in-human-urine
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Neeraj Kumar, Rosy, Rajendra N Goyal
A sensitive and facile molecular imprinted sensor has been fabricated using edge plane pyrolytic graphite (EPPG) for the determination of an important oxidative DNA damage product, 8-hydroxydeoxyguanosine (8-OHdG). The molecularly imprinted polymer film was fabricated by electropolymerization of melamine in the presence of 8-OHdG, on glutaraldehyde/poly 1,5-diaminonaphthalene modified EPPG. The imprinted sensor surface was characterized by using Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy, Electron Impedance Spectroscopy, Cyclic Voltammetry, Square Wave Voltammetry and UV-visible spectroscopy...
May 1, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212679/histopathological-study-of-cardiac-lesions-in-methamphetamine-poisoning-related-deaths
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Maryam Akhgari, Homeira Mobaraki, Afshar Etemadi-Aleagha
BACKGROUND: Methamphetamine abuse is a worldwide health concern. Methamphetamine causes health hazards in many vital organs. It can cause damage to cardiac tissue via catecholamines release. Methamphetamine related deaths are becoming one of the most important problems in Iran. The purpose of the present study was to determine cardiac pathology in methamphetamine poisoning-related deaths. METHODS: The study included 100 cases of methamphetamine poisoning-related deaths and 100 cases as control group...
February 17, 2017: Daru: Journal of Faculty of Pharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210641/atypical-plasmacytic-proliferation-in-a-case-of-c3-glomerulopathy-pathophysiology-demystified
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Osama Elfituri, Nathan Aardsma, Suman Setty, Frederick Behm, Kimberly Czech
An 11-year-old Hispanic female underwent evaluation of asymptomatic proteinuria and hematuria. The patient denied fever, edema, and gross hematuria. Urinalysis showed mild proteinuria, and a urine microscopic examination revealed red blood cells. Screening tests for glomerulonephritis revealed a low C3 and negative ANA, ASO, DNAse-B, and ANCA. Histological examination of a renal biopsy specimen showed glomeruli with endocapillary proliferation, a predominant C3 deposition in the capillary loops by immunofluorescence, and electron dense deposits in the mesangium, paramesangium, and capillary walls by electron microscopy consistent with a diagnosis of C3 glomerulopathy...
January 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194457/disposable-cartridge-platform-for-rapid-detection-of-viral-hemorrhagic-fever-viruses
#16
Steven M Scherr, David S Freedman, Krystle N Agans, Alexandru Rosca, Erik Carter, Melody Kuroda, Helen E Fawcett, Chad E Mire, Thomas W Geisbert, M Selim Ünlü, John H Connor
Light microscopy is a straightforward and highly portable imaging approach that is used for the detection of parasites, fungi, and bacteria. The detection of individual virus particles has historically not been possible through this approach. Thus, characterization of virus particles is typically performed using high-energy approaches such as electron microscopy. These approaches require purification of virions away from its normal milieu, significant levels of expertise, and only count a small number of particles at a time...
February 14, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193470/evaluation-of-layered-double-hydroxide-graphene-hybrid-as-a-sorbent-in-membrane-protected-stir-bar-supported-micro-solid-phase-extraction-for-determination-of-organochlorine-pesticides-in-urine-samples
#17
Muhammad Sajid, Chanbasha Basheer, Muhammad Daud, Abdulnaser Alsharaa
In this work, the potential of layered double hydroxide/graphene (LDH-G) hybrid as a sorbent for extraction and preconcentration of fifteen organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in urine samples was evaluated. The LDH-G hybrid was synthesized by co-precipitation method and it was then characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction. The sorbent was then employed in membrane-protected stir-bar supported micro-solid-phase extraction (SB-μ-SPE) of OCPs in urine samples...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188739/comparison-of-automated-devices-ux-2000-and-sedimax-autionmax-for-urine-samples-screening-a-multicenter-spanish-study
#18
Catalina Sánchez-Mora, Delia Acevedo, Maria Amelia Porres, Ana María Chaqués, Javier Zapardiel, Aurelia Gallego-Cabrera, Jose María López, Jose María Maesa
OBJECTIVES: In this study we aim to compare UX2000 (Sysmex Corp, Japan) and SediMAX/AutionMax (Arkray Factory Inc., Japan), totally automatized analyzers, against Fuchs-Rosenthal counting chamber, the gold standard technique for sediment analysis. DESIGN AND METHODS: Urine samples of 1454 patients from three Spanish hospitals were assessed for red and white blood cells (RBC; WBC) using three different techniques: flow cytometry, image-based method and Fuchs-Rosenthal counting chamber...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168042/coinfection-with-schistosoma-haematobium-and-plasmodium-falciparum-and-anaemia-severity-among-pregnant-women-in-munyenge-mount-cameroon-area-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Judith K Anchang-Kimbi, Dillys Mansoh Elad, Gemain Taiwe Sotoing, Eric Akum Achidi
Background. Malaria and urogenital schistosomiasis are coendemic in Mount Cameroon Area. This study investigated the prevalence of S. haematobium, P. falciparum, and coinfections and their effect on anaemia in pregnancy. Methods. Pregnant women reporting for antenatal care (ANC) clinic visit in Munyenge were enrolled. S. haematobium and P. falciparum infections were determined by urine filtration and microscopy, respectively. Haemoglobin (Hb) levels were measured using haemoglobinometer. Of 250 women, 46.8%, 39...
2017: Journal of Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164659/analysis-of-four-automated-urinalysis-systems-compared-to-reference-methods
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Kamila Bartosova, Zdenek Kubicek, Janka Franekova, Gustav Louzensky, Petra Lavrikova, Antonin Jabor
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare four automated urinalysis systems: the Iris iQ200 Sprint (Iris Diagnostics, U.S.A.) combined with the Arkray AUTION MAX AX 4030, Iris + AUTION, Arkray AU 4050 (Arkray Global Business, Inc., Japan), Dirui FUS 2000 (Dirui Industrial Co., P.R.C.), and Menarini sediMAX (Menarini, Italy). METHODS: Urine concentrations of protein and glucose (Iris, Dirui) were compared using reference quantitative analysis on an Abbott Architect c16000...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Laboratory
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