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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428226/rapid-throughput-analysis-of-gabaa-receptor-subtype-modulators-and-blockers-using-disbac1-3-membrane-potential-red-dye
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Atefeh Mousavi Nik, Brandon Pressly, Vikrant Singh, Shane Antrobus, Susan Hulsizer, Michael A Rogawski, Heike Wulff, Isaac N Pessah
Fluorometric Imaging Plate Reader (FLIPR®) membrane potential dye (FMP-Red-Dye) is a proprietary tool for basic discovery and high throughput drug screening for G-protein coupled receptors and ion channels. We optimized and validated this potentiometric probe to assay functional modulators of heterologous expressed GABAA receptor (GABAAR) isoforms (synaptic α1β3γ2, extrasynaptic α4β3δ, and β3 homopentomers). High-resolution mass spectrometry identified FMP-Red-dye as DisSBAC1(3). GABAAR expressing cells equilibrated with FMP-Red-Dye exhibited depolarized equilibrium membrane (Em) potentials compared to GABAAR-null cells...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419320/therapeutic-cpap-level-predicts-upper-airway-collapsibility-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-therapeutic-cpap-predicts-upper-airway-collapsibility
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Shane A Landry, Simon A Joosten, Danny J Eckert, Amy S Jordan, Scott A Sands, David P White, Atul Malhotra, Andrew Wellman, Garun S Hamilton, Bradley A Edwards
Study Objectives: Upper airway collapsibility is a key determinant of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) which can influence the efficacy of certain non-CPAP treatment for OSA. However, there is no simple way to measure this variable clinically. The present study aimed to develop a clinically implementable tool to evaluate the collapsibility of a patient's upper airway. Methods: Collapsibility, as characterized by the passive pharyngeal critical closing pressure (Pcrit), was measured in 46 patients with OSA...
April 13, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414912/observation-of-photovoltaic-action-from-photoacid-modified-nafion-due-to-light-driven-ion-transport
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William White, Christopher D Sanborn, Ronald S Reiter, David M Fabian, Shane Ardo
Replacing passive ion-exchange membranes, like Nafion, with membranes that use light to drive ion transport would allow membranes in photoelectrochemical technologies to serve in an active role. Toward this, we modified per-fluorosulfonic acid ionomer membranes with organic pyrenol-based photoacid dyes to sensitize the membranes to visi-ble light and initiate proton transport. Covalent modification of the membranes was achieved by reacting Nafion sul-fonyl fluoride poly(perfluorosulfonyl fluoride) membranes with 8-hydroxypyrene-1,3,6-tris(2-aminoethylsulfonamide) photoacids...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413118/cadaveric-and-ultrasonographic-validation-of-needling-placement-in-the-cervical-multifidus-muscle
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César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas, Juan A Mesa-Jiménez, Jose A Paredes-Mancilla, Shane L Koppenhaver, Samuel Fernández-Carnero
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine if a needle is able to reach the cervical multifidus during the application of dry needling or acupuncture. METHODS: Dry needling and ultrasound imaging of cervical multifidi was conducted on 5 patients (age: 32 ± 5 years) with mechanical neck pain and on 2 fresh cadavers (age: 64 ± 1 years). Dry needling was done using a needle of 40 mm in length inserted perpendicular to the skin about 1 cm lateral to the spinous process at C3-C4...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409851/response-to-a-combination-of-oxygen-and-a-hypnotic-as-treatment-for-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-is-predicted-by-a-patient-s-therapeutic-cpap-requirement
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Shane A Landry, Simon A Joosten, Scott A Sands, David P White, Atul Malhotra, Andrew Wellman, Garun S Hamilton, Bradley A Edwards
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Upper airway collapsibility predicts the response to several non-continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) interventions for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). Measures of upper airway collapsibility cannot be easily performed in a clinical context; however, a patient's therapeutic CPAP requirement may serve as a surrogate measure of collapsibility. The present work aimed to compare the predictive use of CPAP level with detailed physiological measures of collapsibility...
April 13, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400069/diagnostic-accuracy-of-a-novel-software-technology-for-detecting-pneumothorax-in-a-porcine-model
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Shane M Summers, Eric J Chin, Michael D April, Ronald D Grisell, Joshua A Lospinoso, Bijan S Kheirabadi, Jose Salinas, Lorne H Blackbourne
INTRODUCTION: Our objective was to measure the diagnostic accuracy of a novel software technology to detect pneumothorax on Brightness (B) mode and Motion (M) mode ultrasonography. METHODS: Ultrasonography fellowship-trained emergency physicians performed thoracic ultrasonography at baseline and after surgically creating a pneumothorax in eight intubated, spontaneously breathing porcine subjects. Prior to pneumothorax induction, we captured sagittal M-mode still images and B-mode videos of each intercostal space with a linear array transducer at 4cm of depth...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389407/d-penicillamine-combined-with-inhibitors-of-hydroperoxide-metabolism-enhances-lung-and-breast-cancer-cell-responses-to-radiation-and-carboplatin-via-h2o2-mediated-oxidative-stress
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Sebastian J Sciegienka, Shane R Solst, Kelly C Falls, Joshua D Schoenfeld, Adrienne R Klinger, Natalie L Ross, Samuel N Rodman, Douglas R Spitz, Melissa A Fath
D-penicillamine (DPEN), a copper chelator, has been used in the treatment of Wilson's disease, cystinuria, and rheumatoid arthritis. Recent evidence suggests that DPEN in combination with biologically relevant copper (Cu) concentrations generates H2O2 in cancer cell cultures, but the effects of this on cancer cell responses to ionizing radiation and chemotherapy are unknown. Increased steady-state levels of H2O2 were detected in MB231 breast and H1299 lung cancer cells following treatment with DPEN (100µM) and copper sulfate (15µM)...
April 5, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381539/transient-tissue-priming-via-rock-inhibition-uncouples-pancreatic-cancer-progression-sensitivity-to-chemotherapy-and-metastasis
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Claire Vennin, Venessa T Chin, Sean C Warren, Morghan C Lucas, David Herrmann, Astrid Magenau, Pauline Melenec, Stacey N Walters, Gonzalo Del Monte-Nieto, James R W Conway, Max Nobis, Amr H Allam, Rachael A McCloy, Nicola Currey, Mark Pinese, Alice Boulghourjian, Anaiis Zaratzian, Arne A S Adam, Celine Heu, Adnan M Nagrial, Angela Chou, Angela Steinmann, Alison Drury, Danielle Froio, Marc Giry-Laterriere, Nathanial L E Harris, Tri Phan, Rohit Jain, Wolfgang Weninger, Ewan J McGhee, Renee Whan, Amber L Johns, Jaswinder S Samra, Lorraine Chantrill, Anthony J Gill, Maija Kohonen-Corish, Richard P Harvey, Andrew V Biankin, T R Jeffry Evans, Kurt I Anderson, Shane T Grey, Christopher J Ormandy, David Gallego-Ortega, Yingxiao Wang, Michael S Samuel, Owen J Sansom, Andrew Burgess, Thomas R Cox, Jennifer P Morton, Marina Pajic, Paul Timpson
The emerging standard of care for patients with inoperable pancreatic cancer is a combination of cytotoxic drugs gemcitabine and Abraxane, but patient response remains moderate. Pancreatic cancer development and metastasis occur in complex settings, with reciprocal feedback from microenvironmental cues influencing both disease progression and drug response. Little is known about how sequential dual targeting of tumor tissue tension and vasculature before chemotherapy can affect tumor response. We used intravital imaging to assess how transient manipulation of the tumor tissue, or "priming," using the pharmaceutical Rho kinase inhibitor Fasudil affects response to chemotherapy...
April 5, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343606/respiratory-muscles-and-chemoreflex-sensitivity-in-heart-failure-a-breath-of-fresh-air
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Richard Severin, Shane A Phillips
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April 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340864/multi-dimensional-scores-to-predict-mortality-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-undergoing-lung-transplantation-assessment
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Jolene H Fisher, Faris Al-Hejaili, Sonja Kandel, Alim Hirji, Shane Shapera, Marco Mura
BACKGROUND: The heterogeneous progression of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) makes prognostication difficult and contributes to high mortality on the waitlist for lung transplantation (LTx). Multi-dimensional scores (Composite Physiologic index [CPI], [Gender-Age-Physiology [GAP]; RIsk Stratification scorE [RISE]) demonstrated enhanced predictive power towards outcome in IPF. The lung allocation score (LAS) is a multi-dimensional tool commonly used to stratify patients assessed for LTx...
April 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329546/gardner-diamond-syndrome
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Joyce H Park, Sarah Yagerman, Hao Feng, Randie H Kim, Shane A Meehan, Jesse Lewin
Gardner-Diamond syndrome, which also is knownas autoerythrocyte sensitization disorder, is a raresyndrome of inflammatory, edematous papulesthat evolve into painful ecchymoses on the trunkand lower legs after a period of stress with no priorhistory of trauma. This syndrome usually occurs inwomen with a history of psychiatric disorders, themost common one being depression. Although theexact mechanism of injury is not well understood,it is hypothesized that these patients haveautoantibodies to phosphatidylserine, which is aphospholipid membrane component in erythrocytes...
December 15, 2016: Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301752/coded-apertures-in-mass-spectrometry
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Jason J Amsden, Michael E Gehm, Zachary E Russell, Evan X Chen, Shane T Di Dona, Scott D Wolter, Ryan M Danell, Gottfried Kibelka, Charles B Parker, Brian R Stoner, David J Brady, Jeffrey T Glass
The use of coded apertures in mass spectrometry can break the trade-off between throughput and resolution that has historically plagued conventional instruments. Despite their very early stage of development, coded apertures have been shown to increase throughput by more than one order of magnitude, with no loss in resolution in a simple 90-degree magnetic sector. This enhanced throughput can increase the signal level with respect to the underlying noise, thereby significantly improving sensitivity to low concentrations of analyte...
March 6, 2017: Annual Review of Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295278/improving-hospital-performance-rankings-using-discrete-patient-diagnoses-for-risk-adjustment-of-outcomes
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Brendan DeCenso, Herbert C Duber, Abraham D Flaxman, Shane M Murphy, Michael Hanlon
OBJECTIVE: To assess the changes in patient outcome prediction and hospital performance ranking when incorporating diagnoses as risk adjusters rather than comorbidity indices. DATA SOURCES: Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project State Inpatient Databases for New York State, 2005-2009. STUDY DESIGN: Conducted tree-based classification for mortality and readmission by incorporating discrete patient diagnoses as predictors, comparing with traditional comorbidity indices such as those used for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) outcome models...
March 13, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235790/short-term-regular-aerobic-exercise-reduces-oxidative-stress-produced-by-acute-high-intraluminal-pressure-in-the-adipose-microvasculature
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Austin T Robinson, Ibra S Fancher, Varadarajan Sudhahar, Jing Tan Bian, Marc Cook, Abeer M Mahmoud, Mohamed Ali, Masuko Ushio-Fukai, Michael D Brown, Tohru Fukai, Shane A Phillips
High blood pressure has been shown to elicit impaired dilation in the vasculature. The purpose of this investigation was to elucidate the mechanisms through which high pressure may elicit vascular dysfunction, and determine the mechanisms through which regular aerobic exercise protects arteries against high pressure. METHODS: Male C57Bl6 mice were subjected to two weeks of voluntary running (~ 6km/day) for comparison to sedentary controls. Hind limb adipose resistance arteries were dissected from mice for measurement of flow-induced dilation (FID; with or without high intraluminal pressure exposure); or protein expression of NADPH oxidase II (NOX II) and superoxide dismutase (SOD)...
February 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203210/auditory-and-visual-electrophysiology-of-deaf-children-with-cochlear-implants-implications-for-cross-modal-plasticity
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David P Corina, Shane Blau, Todd LaMarr, Laurel A Lawyer, Sharon Coffey-Corina
Deaf children who receive a cochlear implant early in life and engage in intensive oral/aural therapy often make great strides in spoken language acquisition. However, despite clinicians' best efforts, there is a great deal of variability in language outcomes. One concern is that cortical regions which normally support auditory processing may become reorganized for visual function, leaving fewer available resources for auditory language acquisition. The conditions under which these changes occur are not well understood, but we may begin investigating this phenomenon by looking for interactions between auditory and visual evoked cortical potentials in deaf children...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186445/subdural-hematoma-as-a-major-determinant-of-short-term-outcomes-in-traumatic-brain-injury
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Jonathan J Lee, David J Segar, John F Morrison, William M Mangham, Shane Lee, Wael F Asaad
OBJECTIVE Early radiographic findings in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) have been studied in hopes of better predicting injury severity and outcome. However, prior attempts have generally not considered the various types of intracranial hemorrhage in isolation and have typically not excluded patients with potentially confounding extracranial injuries. Therefore, the authors examined the associations of various radiographic findings with short-term outcome to assess the potential utility of these findings in future prognostic models...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158137/optical-sensor-for-dual-sensing-of-oxygen-and-carbon-dioxide-based-on-sensing-films-coated-on-filter-paper
#17
Cheng-Shane Chu, Jhih-Jheng Syu
An optical sensor for the dual sensing of oxygen (O<sub>2</sub>) and carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) based on sensing films coated on filter paper is proposed. Ethyl cellulose (EC) doped with platinum(II) meso-tetrakis(pentafluorophenyl)porphyrin (PtTFPP) and 7-amino-4-trifluoromethyl coumarin serve as the oxygen sensing material and reference blue emission dye for the pH indicator, respectively. The CO<sub>2</sub> sensing layer includes the pH-sensitive fluorescent indicator 1-hydroxy-3,6,8-pyrenetrisulfonic acid trisodium salt immobilized within the EC...
February 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131548/an-orally-bioavailable-chk1-inhibitor-cct244747-sensitizes-bladder-and-head-and-neck-cancer-cell-lines-to-radiation
#18
Radhika Patel, Holly E Barker, Joan Kyula, Martin McLaughlin, Magnus T Dillon, Ulrike Schick, Hind Hafsi, Alan Thompson, Vincent Khoo, Kevin Harrington, Shane Zaidi
PURPOSE: Chk1 inhibition increases cell sensitivity to both chemotherapy and radiotherapy in several tumour types and is, therefore, a promising anti-cancer approach. Although several Chk1 inhibitors have been developed, their clinical progress has been hampered by low bioavailability and off-target toxicities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We characterized the radiosensitizing activity of CCT244747, the first orally bioavailable Chk1 inhibitor. We used a panel of bladder and head and neck cancer cell lines and monitored the effect of combining CCT244747 with radiation both in in vitro and in vivo models...
March 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111415/permeation-of-limonene-through-disposable-nitrile-gloves-using-a-dextrous-robot-hand
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Sean Banaee, Shane S Que Hee
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the permeation of the low-volatile solvent limonene through different disposable, unlined, unsupported, nitrile exam whole gloves (blue, purple, sterling, and lavender, from Kimberly-Clark). METHODS: This study utilized a moving and static dextrous robot hand as part of a novel dynamic permeation system that allowed sampling at specific times. Quantitation of limonene in samples was based on capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and the internal standard method (4-bromophenol)...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111261/sex-differences-in-psychotomimetic-induced-behaviours-in-rats
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Andrea Gogos, Snezana Kusljic, Shane J Thwaites, Maarten van den Buuse
Animal model studies using equal numbers of males and females are sparse in psychiatry research. Given the marked sex differences observed in psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia, using both males and females in research studies is an important requirement. Thus the aim of this study was to examine sex differences in psychotomimetic-induced behavioural deficits relevant to psychosis. We therefore compared the acute effect of amphetamine or phencyclidine on locomotor activity and prepulse inhibition in adult male and female Sprague-Dawley rats...
January 19, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
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