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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743127/a-rare-presentation-of-immunoglobulin-a-nephropathy-acute-kidney-injury
#1
Meric Oruc, Haydar Durak, Serkan Feyyaz Yalin, Nurhan Seyahi, Mehmet Rıza Altıparmak, Sinan Trabulus
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is known as an uncommon presentation in immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN). The aim of our study was to analyze the clinical data and biopsy findings in IgAN patients presenting with AKI. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of all subjects who had biopsy-proven IgAN and presented with AKI during June 2002 September 2015. The following data were obtained from medical records. RESULTS: A total of 15 patients of 123 patients (12...
July 26, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742109/young-sprague-dawley-rats-infected-by-plasmodium-berghei-a-relevant-experimental-model-to-study-cerebral-malaria
#2
Sokhna Keita Alassane, Marie-Laure Nicolau-Travers, Sandie Menard, Olivier Andreoletti, Jean-Pierre Cambus, Noémie Gaudre, Myriam Wlodarczyk, Nicolas Blanchard, Antoine Berry, Sarah Abbes, David Colongo, Babacar Faye, Jean-Michel Augereau, Caroline Lacroux, Xavier Iriart, Françoise Benoit-Vical
Cerebral malaria (CM) is the most severe manifestation of human malaria yet is still poorly understood. Mouse models have been developed to address the subject. However, their relevance to mimic human pathogenesis is largely debated. Here we study an alternative cerebral malaria model with an experimental Plasmodium berghei Keyberg 173 (K173) infection in Sprague Dawley rats. As in Human, not all infected subjects showed cerebral malaria, with 45% of the rats exhibiting Experimental Cerebral Malaria (ECM) symptoms while the majority (55%) of the remaining rats developed severe anemia and hyperparasitemia (NoECM)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741926/redesigned-spider-peptide-with-improved-antimicrobial-and-anticancer-properties
#3
Sonia Troeira Henriques, Nicole Lawrence, Stephanie Chaousis, Anjaneya S Ravipati, Olivier Cheneval, Aurélie H Benfield, Alysha G Elliott, Angela Maria Kavanagh, Matthew A Cooper, Lai Yue Chan, Yen-Hua Huang, David J Craik
Gomesin, a disulfide-rich antimicrobial peptide produced by the Brazilian spider Acanthoscurria gomesiana, has been shown to be potent against Gram-negative bacteria and to possess selective anticancer properties against melanoma cells. In a recent study, a backbone cyclized analogue of gomesin was shown to be as active but more stable than its native form. In the current study, we were interested in improving the antimicrobial properties of the cyclic gomesin, understanding its selectivity towards melanoma cells and elucidating its antimicrobial and anticancer mode of action...
July 25, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741656/biochemical-evaluation-of-storage-lesion-in-canine-packed-erythrocytes
#4
C R Wilson, M B Pashmakova, J A Heinz, M C Johnson, H M Minard, M A Bishop, J W Barr
OBJECTIVES: This study describes the biochemical changes - also known as the storage lesion - that occur in canine packed red blood cells during ex vivo storage. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten 125-mL units of non-leuco-reduced packed red blood cells in citrate phosphate dextrose adenine were obtained from a commercial blood bank within 24 hours of donation. Samples were aseptically collected on days 1, 4, 7, 14, 28, 35 and 42 for measurement of sodium, potassium, chloride, lactate, glucose, pH and ammonia concentrations...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741596/the-response-of-mri-contrast-parameters-in-i-in-vitro-i-tissues-and-tissue-mimicking-phantoms-to-fractionation-by-histotripsy
#5
Steven Paul Allen, Eli Vlaisavljevich, Jiaqi Shi, Luis Hernandez-Garcia, Charles A Cain, Zhen Xu, Timothy L Hall
Histotripsy is a non-invasive, focused ultrasound lesioning technique that can ablate precise volumes of soft tissue using a novel mechanical fractionation mechanism. Previous research suggests that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be a sensitive image-based feedback mechanism for histotripsy. However, there are insufficient data to form some unified understanding of the response of the MR contrast mechanisms in tissues to histotripsy. In this paper, we investigate the response of the MR contrast parameters R1, R2, and the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) to various treatment levels of histotripsy in in-vitro porcine liver, kidney, muscle, and blood clot as well in formulations of bovine red blood cells suspended in agar gel...
July 25, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741030/hidden-and-overall-haemorrhage-following-minimally-invasive-and-open-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion
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Yang Yang, Liangming Zhang, Bin Liu, Mao Pang, Peigen Xie, Zihao Chen, Wenbin Wu, Feng Feng, Limin Rong
BACKGROUND: Hidden haemorrhage has been proved to be significant in joint surgery. However, when referring to lumbar interbody fusion, it is often ignored because of its invisibility. This randomized controlled study aimed to calculate and compare hidden haemorrhage following minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MIS-TLIF and open TLIF). Meanwhile, its clinical significance was also analyzed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 41 patients were included in this study, then they were randomized to receive MIS-TLIF or open TLIF, 21 and 20, respectively...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740954/can-red-cell-distribution-width-be-used-as-a-predictor-of-acute-cholecystitis
#7
İlker Murat Arer, Hakan Yabanoğlu, Kenan Çalışkan
OBJECTIVE: Acute cholecystitis is a common disease requiring accurate markers for diagnosis and proper treatment. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of red cell distribution width (RDW) in acute cholecystitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 299 were included in the study. The subjects were divided into 2 groups; group 1 (n: 46) acute cholecystitis group and group 2 (n: 253) chronic cholecystitis group. The patients were compared with respect to demographic characteristics, white blood cell count, C-reactive protein, and red cell distribution width...
2017: Turk J Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740712/hybrid-approach-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-followed-by-minimally-invasive-mitral-valve-surgery-a-5-year-single-center-experience
#8
Orlando Santana, Steve Xydas, Roy F Williams, Maurice Mawad, Todd B Heimowitz, Andrés M Pineda, Howard S Goldman, Christos G Mihos
BACKGROUND: The current study evaluated the safety and feasibility of staged ("hybrid") percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) followed by isolated minimally invasive mitral valve (MV) surgery [PCI + minimally invasive mitral valve surgery (MIMVS)], for patients with concomitant coronary artery and MV disease. METHODS: A total of 93 patients who underwent PCI + MIMVS for coronary artery and MV disease between February 2009 and April 2014 were retrospectively analyzed...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740710/percutaneous-coronary-intervention-followed-by-minimally-invasive-valve-surgery-compared-with-median-sternotomy-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-and-valve-surgery-in-patients-with-prior-cardiac-surgery
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Orlando Santana, Steve Xydas, Roy F Williams, Angelo LaPietra, Maurice Mawad, Jason C Wigley, Nirat Beohar, Christos G Mihos
BACKGROUND: In patients with prior cardiac surgery requiring re-operative coronary and valve surgery, a hybrid approach of percutaneous coronary intervention followed by minimally invasive valve surgery (PCI + MIVS) may be an alternative to the standard median sternotomy coronary artery bypass and valve surgery (CABG + valve). METHODS: The outcomes of patients with prior cardiac surgery, presenting with coronary artery and valvular disease, who underwent PCI + MIVS (N=39) were retrospectively compared with those who underwent CABG + valve (N=28) via a repeat median sternotomy, between February 2009 and April 2014...
June 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740383/enhanced-immunization-via-dissolving-microneedle-array-based-delivery-system-incorporating-subunit-vaccine-and-saponin-adjuvant
#10
Ji-Hui Zhao, Qi-Bo Zhang, Bao Liu, Xiang-Hua Piao, Yu-Lu Yan, Xiao-Ge Hu, Kuan Zhou, Yong-Tai Zhang, Nian-Ping Feng
PURPOSE: To enhance the immunogenicity of the model subunit vaccine, ovalbumin (OVA) was combined with platycodin (PD), a saponin adjuvant. To reduce the toxicity of PD, OVA, and adjuvant were loaded together into liposomes before being incorporated into a dissolving microneedle array. METHODS: OVA- and PD-loaded liposomes (OVA-PD-Lipos) were prepared using the film dispersion method. Their uptake behavior, toxicity to mouse bone marrow dendritic cells (BMDCs), and hemolytic activity to rabbit red blood cells (RBCs) were evaluated...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740349/functional-lipidomics-in-patients-on-home-parenteral-nutrition-effect-of-lipid-emulsions
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Loris Pironi, Mariacristina Guidetti, Ornella Verrastro, Claudia Iacona, Federica Agostini, Caterina Pazzeschi, Anna Simona Sasdelli, Michele Melchiorre, Carla Ferreri
AIM: To investigate the fatty acid-based functional lipidomics of patients on long-term home parenteral nutrition receiving different intravenous lipid emulsions. METHODS: A cross-sectional comparative study was carried out on 3 groups of adults on home parenteral nutrition (HPN), receiving an HPN admixture containing an olive-soybean oil-based intravenous lipid emulsion (IVLE) (OO-IVLE; n = 15), a soybean- medium-chain triacylglycerol-olive-fish oil-based IVLE (SMOF-IVLE; n = 8) or HPN without IVLE (No-IVLE; n = 8) and 42 healthy controls (HCs)...
July 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739301/a-new-pcr-assay-for-the-detection-and-differentiation-of-babesia-canis-and-babesia-vogeli
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Giada Annoscia, Maria Stefania Latrofa, Cinzia Cantacessi, Emanuela Olivieri, Maria Teresa Manfredi, Filipe Dantas-Torres, Domenico Otranto
Babesia spp. are globally distributed tick-borne protozoan parasites that infect the red blood cells of a wide range of vertebrate hosts, including humans. Diagnosis of babesiosis is often impeded by the transient presence of the parasites in peripheral blood, as well as by their pleomorphic nature. Given the reports of an expanding and, in some cases, sympatric geographical distribution of Babesia canis and Babesia vogeli in dogs and associated vectors, in Europe, the development of time-efficient and cost-effective diagnostic tools to detect and differentiate these two species is warranted...
July 8, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738984/transfusing-wisely-clinical-decision-support-improves-blood-transfusion-practices
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Ian Jenkins, Jay J Doucet, Brian Clay, Patricia Kopko, Donald Fipps, Eema Hemmen, Debra Paulson
BACKGROUND: The cost and risks of red blood cell (RBC) transfusions, along with evidence of overuse, suggest that improving transfusion practices is a key opportunity for health systems to improve both the quality and value of patient care. Previous work, which included a BestPractice Advisory (BPA), was adapted in a quality improvement project designed to reduce both exposure to unnecessary blood products and costs. METHODS: A prospective, pre-post study was conducted at an academic medical center with a diverse patient population...
August 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738949/blood-transfusion-and-survival-for-resected-adrenocortical-carcinoma-a-study-from-the-united-states-adrenocortical-carcinoma-group
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Caroline E Poorman, Lauren M Postlewait, Cecilia G Ethun, Thuy B Tran, Jason D Prescott, Timothy M Pawlik, Tracy S Wang, Jason Glenn, Ioannis Hatzaras, Rivfka Shenoy, John E Phay, Kara Keplinger, Ryan C Fields, Linda X Jin, Sharon M Weber, Ahmed Salem, Jason K Sicklick, Shady Gad, Adam C Yopp, John C Mansour, Quan-Yang Duh, Natalie Seiser, Carmen C Solorzano, Colleen M Kiernan, Konstantinos I Votanopoulos, Edward A Levine, Charles A Staley, George A Poultsides, Shishir K Maithel
Perioperative blood transfusion is associated with decreased survival in pancreatic, gastric, and liver cancer. The effect of transfusion in adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) has not been studied. Patients with available transfusion data undergoing curative-intent resection of ACC from 1993 to 2014 at 13 institutions comprising the United States Adrenocortical Carcinoma Group were included. Factors associated with blood transfusion were determined. Primary and secondary end points were recurrence-free survival (RFS) and overall survival (OS), respectively...
July 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738026/effect-of-red-blood-cell-storage-time-on-markers-of-hemolysis-and-inflammation-in-transfused-very-low-birth-weight-infants
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Tamara G Kalhan, David A Bateman, Rakhee M Bowker, Eldad A Hod, Sudha Kashyap
BACKGROUND: Prolonged storage of transfused red blood cells (RBCs) is associated with hemolysis in healthy adults and inflammation in animal models. We aimed to determine whether storage duration affects markers of hemolysis (e.g., serum bilirubin, iron, and non-transferrin-bound iron (NTBI)) and inflammation (e.g., interleukin (IL)-8 and monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP)-1) in transfused very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. METHODS: Blood samples from 23 independent transfusion events were collected by heel stick before and 2-6 h after transfusion...
July 24, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737871/normoblastemia-multinuclear-en-un-reci%C3%A3-n-nacido-secundaria-a-hipoxia
#16
Gozdem Kayki, Davut Bozkaya, Melek Buyukeren, Betul Tavil, Sule Yigit
Normoblasts may be seen in peripheral blood smear of newborns. The number of normoblasts per 100 white blood cells is generally in the range of 0-10.They can be seen more common than usual in hypoxic condition, because intrauterine hypoxia increases the production of red blood cells. However, multinucleated normoblasts in a newborn caused by hypoxia haven't been reported before. We present a newborn with multinucleated normoblasts secondary to intrauterine hypoxia. This case is important; because it is the first time multinucleated normoblasts in peripheral blood smear of a hypoxic newborn has been detected...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737569/elevated-hemoglobin-level-is-associated-with-advanced-fibrosis-in-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#17
Valentina Giorgio, Antonella Mosca, Arianna Alterio, Anna Alisi, Antonio Grieco, Valerio Nobili, Luca Miele
OBJECTIVES: Hemoglobin (Hb) and red blood cell distribution width (RDW) have been reported to be a risk marker of metabolic syndrome and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). No study exists on pediatric populations. We aimed to determine the association between hematological parameters, and the severity of disease in children with biopsy-proven NAFLD. METHODS: A total of 117 children (85 boys, mean age 12 years) with ultrasound evidence of NAFLD undergoing liver biopsy for diagnosis of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), were prospectively enrolled between January 2011 and May 2013 in the setting of a tertiary care center...
August 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737229/advances-in-transfusion-medicine-gastrointestinal-bleeding
#18
REVIEW
K Oakland, V Jairath, M F Murphy
Gastrointestinal bleeding is a common medical and surgical emergency and is the second most common indication for red blood cell (RBC) transfusion in the UK. Most transfusion guidelines recommend the use of restrictive blood transfusion in stable gastrointestinal bleeding. This review explores the evidence supporting this practice, including whether it is safe in lower as well as upper gastrointestinal bleeding, and the risks of restrictive transfusion in patients with cardiovascular disease. There is a lack of evidence supporting the use of platelet and fresh frozen plasma transfusion in gastrointestinal bleeding...
July 24, 2017: Transfusion Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737073/bleeding-pelvic-fracture-patients-evolution-of-resuscitation-protocols
#19
T Söderlund, T Ketonen, L Handolin
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Massive transfusion protocol seems to improve outcome in massively bleeding trauma patients, but not pelvic fracture patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of massive transfusion protocol on the mortality and fluid resuscitation of shocked pelvic fracture patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a trauma register study from a single hospital. From the trauma registry patients with pelvic fracture, injury severity score >15, admission base excess below -5, age >15 years, blunt trauma, and primary admission from the scene were identified...
March 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736668/in-vivo-photoacoustics-and-high-frequency-ultrasound-imaging-of-mechanical-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-ablation
#20
Khalid Daoudi, Martijn Hoogenboom, Martijn den Brok, Dylan Eikelenboom, Gosse J Adema, Jürgen J Fütterer, Chris L de Korte
The thermal effect of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been clinically exploited over a decade, while the mechanical HIFU is still largely confined to laboratory investigations. This is in part due to the lack of adequate imaging techniques to better understand the in-vivo pathological and immunological effects caused by the mechanical treatment. In this work, we explore the use of high frequency ultrasound (US) and photoacoustics (PA) as a potential tool to evaluate the effect of mechanical ablation in-vivo, e...
April 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
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