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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646487/immunotoxic-effects-of-thymus-in-mice-following-exposure-to-nanoparticulate-tio2
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Fashui Hong, Yaoming Zhou, Yingjun Zhou, Ling Wang
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) have been extensively used in industry, medicine, and daily life, and have shown potential toxic effects for animals or humans. We noted that the effects of TiO2 NPs on the immune system and its mechanism of action in animals or humans have not been elucidated. Thus, mice were exposed to the TiO2 NPs (0, 1.25, 2.5, or 5 mg kg(-1) body weight) for 9 consecutive months. Exposure to TiO2 NPs was accumulated in the thymus, leading to a decrease in body weight and increases in the weight of the thymus or thymus indices...
June 24, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643465/severe-hemolysis-after-plasma-transfusion-in-a-neonate-with-necrotizing-enterocolitis-clostridium-perfringens-infection-and-red-blood-cell-t-polyagglutination
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Julia Moh-Klaren, Gwellaouen Bodivit, Myriam Jugie, Philippe Chadebech, Laurent Chevret, Mostafa Mokhtari, Xavier Chamillard, Philippe Gallon, Pierre Tissières, Philippe Bierling, Rachid Djoudi, France Pirenne, Nicolas Burin-des-Roziers
BACKGROUND: Red blood cell (RBC) Thomsen-Friedenreich antigen exposure (T activation) in infants with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) has occasionally been associated with posttransfusional intravascular hemolysis thought to be due to anti-T antibodies in the donor plasma. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We describe an infant with NEC and Clostridium perfringens infection complicated by severe hemolysis after plasma transfusion. After this case, infants with confirmed NEC were prospectively evaluated for T activation...
June 22, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643335/a-review-of-hemolysis-prediction-models-for-computational-fluid-dynamics
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REVIEW
Hai Yu, Sebastian Engel, Gábor Janiga, Dominique Thévenin
Flow-induced hemolysis is a crucial issue for many biomedical applications; in particular, it is an essential issue for the development of blood-transporting devices such as left ventricular assist devices, and other types of blood pumps. In order to estimate red blood cell (RBC) damage in blood flows, many models have been proposed in the past. Most models have been validated by their respective authors. However, the accuracy and the validity range of these models remains unclear. In this work, the most established hemolysis models compatible with computational fluid dynamics of full-scale devices are described and assessed by comparing two selected reference experiments: a simple rheometric flow and a more complex hemodialytic flow through a needle...
June 23, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641659/-experimental-study-on-neonatal-abo-or-rhd-compatible-blood-transfusion
#4
Wei Liu, Ai-Ping LE, Jing-Han Liu, Jiong-Cai Lan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and effectiveness of neonatal ABO or Rh(D) by using compatible blood transfusion through retrospective analysis of data from cases received compatible blood transfusion and type matched blood transfusion. METHODS: The clinical data of 26 cases of neonatal compatible blood transfusion in Chinese Nanchang area from January 2014 to October 2016 were collected, and 26 cases of neonatal type-matched blood transfusion were selected according to ratio of 1:1 cases...
June 2017: Zhongguo Shi Yan Xue Ye Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638159/in-vitro-evaluation-of-the-fresenius-kabi-catsmart-autotransfusion-system
#5
Melissa Alberts, Robert C Groom, Richard Walczak, Robert Kramer, Adrienne Karpiel, Jeanette Dieter, Lisa Sheth, Nathaniel H Greene, Edmund H Jooste
Use of autotransfusion systems to collect, wash, and concentrate shed blood during surgical procedures is a widely used method for reducing postoperative anemia and the need for blood transfusions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the CATSmart Continuous Autotransfusion System wash program performance with small (200 or 700 mL) and large volumes (1,000 mL) of shed blood and to determine non-inferiority of the CATSmart to the C.A.T.S (plus) system. Human whole blood was collected in citrate phosphate dextrose, diluted, and divided into two aliquots to be processed as a pair using the C...
June 2017: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637416/mixed-micelles-as-nano-polymer-therapeutics-of-docetaxel-increased-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-and-decreased-in-vivo-toxicity
#6
Arehalli S Manjappa, Popat S Kumbhar, Prajakta S Khopade, Ajit B Patil, John I Disouza
Docetaxel (DTX) has been used to treat several types of cancers, but it has provided pharmaceutical challenges due to its poor water solubility and toxicities associated with the co-solvents (tween-80 and ethanol). Nanopolymer therapeutics can be engineered to deliver anticancer agent specifically to cancer cells, thereby leaving normal healthy cells unaffected by toxic drugs such as DTX. The objective of the present study was to synthesize the polyacrylic acid (PAA)-DTX conjugate (PAADC) and preparation of nanopolymer therapeutics such as PAADC/DSPE-mPEG2000 mixed micelles (PAADC-DP MMs)...
June 21, 2017: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636319/green-catanionic-gemini-surfactant-lichenysin-mixture-improved-surface-antimicrobial-and-physiological-properties
#7
Albert Ruiz, Aurora Pinazo, Lourdes Pérez, Angeles Manresa, Ana M M Marqués
Catanionic surfactant mixtures form a wide variety of organized assemblies and aggregates with improved physicochemical and biological properties. The green catanionic mixture C3(CA)2:lichenysin (molar ratio 8:2) showed antimicrobial synergies against Yersinia enterocolitica, Bacillus subtilis, Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Candida albicans. Flow cytometry and viability studies indicated that this catanionic mixture increases the probability of Y. enterocolitica (38.2%) and B. subtilis (17.1%) cells entering a viable but nonculturable state...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636207/specificity-of-and-influence-of-hemolysis-lipemia-and-icterus-on-serum-lipase-activity-as-measured-by-the-v-lip-p-slide
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Joerg M Steiner, Robynne Gomez, Jan S Suchodolski, Jonathan A Lidbury
BACKGROUND: Measurement of pancreatic lipase in serum is being used for the diagnosis of pancreatitis. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to measure serum lipase activity by the v-LIP-P slide and serum canine pancreatic lipase immunoreactivity (cPLI) concentration by Spec cPL in dogs with exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI) and in serum samples that were hemolyzed, lipemic, or icteric. METHODS: Serum samples from 50 dogs with EPI, 8 samples spiked with canine hemoglobin, Intralipid, or ditaurobilirubin, and 8 samples from dogs with severe hypertriglyceridemia were evaluated using v-LIP-P and Spec cPL assays...
June 21, 2017: Veterinary Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636168/improved-hemodialysis-with-hemocompatible-polyethersulfone-hollow-fiber-membranes-in-vitro-performance
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Surendra Kumar Verma, Akshay Modi, Atul Kumar Singh, Rohit Teotia, Jayesh Bellare
We show that addition of nanozeolite (NZ) and vitamin E D-α-Tocopherol polyethylene glycol succinate (TPGS or T) considerably improves the performance of polyethersulfone (PES or P) hollow fiber membrane (HFM) for hemodialysis. Nanocomposite HFMs were manufactured using PES as a polymer, TPGS as an additive and NZ as a filler to give a composite membrane called PT-NZ. HFMs were spun by dry-wet spinning principle based on liquid-liquid phase separation. TPGS and NZ were successfully incorporated in HFMs, as confirmed by EDX elemental mapping...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634338/coumarin-benzimidazole-hybrids-as-a-potent-antimicrobial-agent-synthesis-and-biological-elevation
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L Ravithej Singh, Srinivasa Rao Avula, Sneha Raj, Akanksha Srivastava, Gopala Reddy Palnati, C K M Tripathi, Mukesh Pasupuleti, Koneni V Sashidhara
Molecular hybridization approach is an emerging tool in drug discovery for designing new pharmacophores with biological activity. A novel, new series of coumarin-benzimidazole hybrids were designed, synthesized and evaluated for their broad spectrum antimicrobial activity. Among all the synthesized molecules, compound (E)-3-(2-1H-benzo[d]imidazol-1-yl)-1-((4-chlorobenzyl)oxy)imino)ethyl)-2H-chromen-2-one showed the most promising broad spectrum antibacterial activity against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Bacillus subtilis and Proteus vulgaris...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630090/t-cell-transcriptomes-from-paroxysmal-nocturnal-hemoglobinuria-patients-reveal-novel-signaling-pathways
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Kohei Hosokawa, Sachiko Kajigaya, Keyvan Keyvanfar, Wangmin Qiao, Yanling Xie, Danielle M Townsley, Xingmin Feng, Neal S Young
Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) is a rare acquired disorder originating from hematopoietic stem cells and is a life-threating disease characterized by intravascular hemolysis, bone marrow (BM) failure, and venous thrombosis. The etiology of PNH is a somatic mutation in the phosphatidylinositol glycan class A gene (PIG-A) on the X chromosome, which blocks synthesis of the glycolipid moiety and causes deficiency in GPI-anchored proteins. PNH is closely related to aplastic anemia, in which T cells mediate destruction of BM...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629435/eculizumab-treatment-stochastic-occurrence-of-c3-binding-to-individual-pnh-erythrocytes
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Michela Sica, Tommaso Rondelli, Patrizia Ricci, Maria De Angioletti, Antonio M Risitano, Rosario Notaro
BACKGROUND: C5 blockade by eculizumab prevents complement-mediated intravascular hemolysis in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH). However, C3-bound PNH red blood cells (RBCs), arising in almost all treated patients, may undergo extravascular hemolysis reducing clinical benefits. Despite the uniform deficiency of CD55 and of CD59, there are always two distinct populations of PNH RBCs, with (C3+) and without (C3-) C3 binding. METHODS: To investigate this paradox, the phenomenon has been modeled in vitro by incubating RBCs from eculizumab untreated PNH patients with compatible sera containing eculizumab, and by assessing the C3 binding after activation of complement alternative pathway...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629055/a-novel-kind-of-polysulfone-material-with-excellent-biocompatibility-modified-by-the-sulfonated-hydroxypropyl-chitosan
#13
Tian-Ming Liu, Jing-Jie Xu, Yun-Ren Qiu
In order to ameliorate the biocompatibility of polysulfone (PSf), sulfonated hydroxypropyl chitosan (SHPCS) was grafted from PSf membrane material by Schiff-Base reaction. The original and modified membranes were characterized by attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscope (ATR-FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), water contact angle (WCA) measurement, tensile strength test and antibacterial test in vitro, and the results indicated that the PSf modified by SHPCS (PSf-SHPCS) was synthesized successfully, the hydrophilicity of PSf-SHPCS membrane was improved to a great extent, all the membranes possessed good stability in physiological condition and the PSf-SHPCS membrane had good antibacterial property...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627838/residual-negative-pressure-in-vacuum-tubes-might-increase-the-risk-of-spurious-hemolysis
#14
Tong-Tong Xiao, Qiao-Xin Zhang, Jing Hu, Hui-Zhen Ouyang, Ying-Mu Cai
BACKGROUND: We planned a study to establish whether spurious hemolysis may occur when negative pressure remains in vacuum tubes. METHODS: Four tubes with different vacuum levels (-54, -65, -74, and -86 kPa) were used to examine blood drawn from one healthy volunteer; the tubes were allowed to stand for different times (1, 2, 3, and 4 hours). The plasma was separated and immediately tested for free hemoglobin (FHb). Thirty patients were enrolled in a verification experiment...
May 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627246/how-much-hemolysis-is-acceptable-when-undertaking-deep-lancing-for-finger-stick-derived-capillary-plasma-glucose-measurement
#15
Helen Heenan, Helen Lunt, Huan Chan, Chris M Frampton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624327/many-tocopherols-one-vitamin-e
#16
REVIEW
Angelo Azzi
Four tocopherols are available in nature and are absorbed with the diet, but only one RRR-α-tocopherol satisfies the criteria of being a vitamin. The biological activity of the different tocopherols studied in the rat by the resorption-gestation test has been inconsistently extrapolated to human beings where the tocopherols have no influence on a successful pregnancy. Diminution of RRR-α-tocopherol intake results in diseases characterized by ataxia, whose pathogenetic mechanism, despite vigorous claims, has not been clarified...
June 17, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623660/the-method-of-coating-fe%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-with-carbon-nanoparticles-to-modify-biological-properties-of-oxide-measured-in-vitro
#17
Tomasz Niemiec, Mariusz Dudek, Natalia Dziekan, Sławomir Jaworski, Aleksandra Przewozik, Emilia Soszka, Anna Koperkiewicz, Piotr Koczoń
The coating of nanoparticles on materials for medical application [e.g., the coating of Fe₃O₄ nanopowder (IONP) with a carbon nanolayer] serves to protect and modify the selected biological, physical, and chemical properties of the coated material. Increases in chemical stability, changes in biocompatibility, and a modified surface structure are examples of the effects caused by the formation of carbon coatings. In the current study, Fe₃O₄ nanoparticles were coated with a carbon nanolayer (IONP@C) in a plasmochemical reactor (using radio-frequency plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition methods) under various experimental conditions...
June 16, 2017: Journal of AOAC International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622911/demyelination-strokes-and-eculizumab-lessons-from-the-congenital-cd59-gene-mutations
#18
Adi Tabib, Netanel Karbian, Dror Mevorach
Neurological symptoms of patients with p.Cys89Tyr mutation in the CD59 gene include recurrent peripheral neuropathy resembling Guillain-Barré syndrome, characterized by sensory-motor demyelinating neuropathy with secondary axonal damage and moderate enhancement of the nerve roots on spine MRI, together with recurrent strokes and retinal involvement. Three additional mutations in CD59, leading to loss of function, have been described, and overall, 12/12 (100%) of patients with any mutation presented with neurological symptoms; 11/12 (92%) patients presented with recurrent peripheral neuropathy, 6/12 (50%) with recurrent strokes, and 1/12 (8%) with retinal involvement...
June 13, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621877/autoimmune-hemolytic-anemia-in-solid-organ-transplantation-the-role-of-immunosuppression
#19
REVIEW
Theoni Kanellopoulou
Hemolysis after solid organ transplantation can be caused by both immune and non-immune mediated mechanisms and the evaluation must take into account issues distinctive to the post-transplant period. Autoimmune hemolytic anemia usually occurs within the first year and has been attributed to immunosuppressive treatment, infections or underlying post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder. Review of the literature revealed 59 cases with autoimmune hemolytic anemia mostly in children after liver transplantation...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621838/the-effect-of-compliant-inflow-cannulae-on-the-hemocompatibility-of-rotary-blood-pump-circuits-in-an-in-vitro-model
#20
Jo P Pauls, Deepika Nandakumar, Jarod Horobin, Justin D Prendeville, Michael J Simmonds, John F Fraser, Geoff Tansley, Shaun D Gregory
Rotary blood pumps (RBPs) are used for mechanical circulatory support in heart failure patients but exhibit a reduced response to preload changes, which can lead to ventricular suction events. A passive control system, in the form of a compliant inflow cannula (IC), has been developed to mitigate suction, although this device may cause significant hemolysis. This study compared the incidence of mechanically induced hemolysis of two compliant IC designs (strutted and nonstrutted) with a rigid IC (control) in a blood circulation loop over 90 min...
June 16, 2017: Artificial Organs
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