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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634273/the-c-elegans-vapb-homolog-vpr-1-is-a-permissive-signal-for-gonad-development
#1
Pauline A Cottee, Tim Cole, Jessica Schultz, Hieu D Hoang, Jack Vibbert, Sung Min Han, Michael A Miller
VAMP/synaptobrevin-associated proteins (VAPs) contain an N-terminal major sperm protein domain (MSPd) that is associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. VAPs have an intracellular housekeeping function, as well as an extracellular signaling function mediated by the secreted MSPd. Here we show that the C. elegans VAP homolog VPR-1 is essential for gonad development. vpr-1 null mutants are maternal effect sterile due to arrested gonadogenesis following embryo hatching. Somatic gonadal precursor cells and germ cells fail to proliferate fully and complete their respective differentiation programs...
June 15, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634002/acupressure-therapy-for-acute-ankle-sprains-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#2
Mingxing Zhao, Wei Gao, Long Zhang, Wei Huang, Sihua Zheng, Guanliang Wang, Brian Y Hong, Baoyong Tang
BACKGROUND: Ankle sprains occur frequently among young and active people, accounting for almost two million injuries per year. Previous reports suggest that acupressure therapy for acute ankle sprains may shorten the recovery time. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether acupressure therapy can improve ankle sprain recovery when compared to standard RICE (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) treatment. DESIGN: A randomized controlled trial was conducted...
June 17, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631595/a-32-kda-viral-attachment-protein-of-lymphocystis-disease-virus-lcdv-specifically-interacts-with-a-27-8-kda-cellular-receptor-from-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
#3
Ying Zhong, Chenjie Fei, Xiaoqian Tang, Wenbin Zhan, Xiuzhen Sheng
The 27.8 kDa protein in flounder gill (FG) cells was previously proved to be a receptor specific for lymphocystis disease virus (LCDV) entry and infection. In this paper, a 32 kDa viral attachment protein (VAP) of LCDV specifically binding to the 27.8 kDa receptor (27.8R) was found by far-Western blotting coupled with monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against 27.8R. The 32 kDa protein was confirmed to be encoded by the open reading frame (ORF) 038 gene in LCDV-C, and predicted to contain a putative transmembrane region, multiple N-myristoylation and glycosylation sites and phosphorylation motifs...
June 20, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627649/hypoxia-serves-a-key-function-in-the-upregulated-expression-of-vascular-adhesion-protein%C3%A2-1-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in-a-rat-model-of-hemorrhagic-shock
#4
Yuxing Zhang, Wei Yi, Jun Yao, Xiaojun Yu, Cheng Qian, Zhiqian Hu
Hemorrhagic shock following major trauma results in mortality, but the function of vascular adhesion protein‑1 (VAP‑1), implicated in intracranial hemorrhage, remains unknown. This study aimed to determine whether expression of the AOC3 gene and its encoded protein, VAP‑1, is altered by hypoxia. Rat hepatic sinusoidal endothelial cells (RHSECs) and rat intestinal microvascular endothelial cells (RIMECs) were transduced with a viral vector carrying AOC3, and AOC3 mRNA expression levels were measured by reverse transcription‑quantitative polymerase chain reaction...
June 8, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627354/-principle-and-influence-factors-of-aerosolized-antibiotics-in-the-treatment-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonia
#5
Chang Liu, Yuting Zhang, Jianguo Li
Ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) is a challenging complication of critical illness. Aerosolized antibiotic is an option for the management of VAP currently, as it is reported that it could increase levels of drug in alveolar without increasing systemic toxicity. The articles that focused on the aerosolized antibiotics in the treatment of VAP and its influence factors were reviewed, and it was found that to achieve maximum drug delivery efficiency and reduce the influence of nebulization method, some factors, such as ventilation modes, tidal volume, nebulizer type, should be adjusted and monitored during the treatment...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625267/-application-of-quality-control-chart-in-quality-control-for-nosocomial-infection-in-intensive-care-unit
#6
Yumei Cheng, Yuanyi Liu, Difen Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the application value of control chart in the management of nosocomial infection in intensive care unit (ICU) by using quality control chart to monitor the infections in ICU. METHODS: From October 2011 to June 2016, ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI) and catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI), namely the three catheters, occurred in ICU of the Affiliated Hospital of Guizhou Medical University were monitored and recorded monthly, then the data was imput into the Excel, and the data was analyzed using SPSS...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625166/impact-of-gram-stain-results-on-initial-treatment-selection-in-patients-with-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-a-retrospective-analysis-of-two-treatment-algorithms
#7
Jumpei Yoshimura, Takahiro Kinoshita, Kazuma Yamakawa, Asako Matsushima, Naoki Nakamoto, Toshimitsu Hamasaki, Satoshi Fujimi
BACKGROUND: Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a common and serious problem in intensive care units (ICUs). Several studies have suggested that the Gram stain of endotracheal aspirates is a useful method for accurately diagnosing VAP. However, the usefulness of the Gram stain in predicting which microorganisms cause VAP has not been established. The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether a Gram stain of endotracheal aspirates could be used to determine appropriate initial antimicrobial therapy for VAP...
June 19, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624864/the-clinical-significance-of-pneumonia-in-patients-with-respiratory-specimens-harbouring-multidrug-resistant-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-a-5-year-retrospective-study-following-5667-patients-in-four-general-icus
#8
B Borgatta, S Gattarello, C A Mazo, A T Imbiscuso, M N Larrosa, M Lujàn, J Rello
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is the leading cause of pneumonia in intensive care units (ICUs), with multidrug-resistant (MDR) strains posing a serious threat. The aim of this study was to assess the clinical relevance of MDR Pseudomonas isolates in respiratory clinical specimens. A 5-year retrospective observational study in four medical-surgical ICUs from a referral hospital was carried out. Of 5667 adults admitted to the ICU, 69 had MDR-PA in respiratory samples: 31 were identified as having pneumonia (HAP/VAP): 21 ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and ten hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP)...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620893/systemic-antibiotics-for-preventing-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-in-comatose-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
Cássia Righy, Pedro Emmanuel Americano do Brasil, Jordi Vallés, Fernando A Bozza, Ignacio Martin-Loeches
BACKGROUND: Early-onset ventilator-associated pneumonia (EO-VAP) is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in comatose patients. However, VAP prevention bundles focus mainly on late-onset VAP and may be less effective in preventing EO-VAP in comatose patients. Systemic antibiotic administration at the time of intubation may have a role in preventing EO-VAP. Therefore, we evaluated the effectiveness of systemic antibiotic administration in VAP prevention in comatose patients through a systematic review and meta-analysis...
December 2017: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618727/analysis-of-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-for-mortality-in-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-attacks-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
#10
Ayşe But, Meltem Arzu Yetkin, Dilek Kanyilmaz, Halide Aslaner, Aliye Baştuğ, Adalet Aypak, Pınar Öngürü, Esragül Akinci, Nevzat Mehmet Mutlu, Hürrem Bodur
BACKGROUND/AIM: The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiologic characteristics, the causative microorganisms and their antimicrobial susceptibility patterns, and the prognostic risk factors for mortality in critically ill patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective observational study, all the critically ill patients with VAP hospitalized in a medical/surgical intensive care unit (ICU) between January 2010 and June 2015 were evaluated...
June 12, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615203/phosphorylation-of-serine-225-in-hepatitis-c-virus-ns5a-regulates-protein-protein-interactions
#11
Niluka Goonawardane, Anna Gebhardt, Christopher Bartlett, Andreas Pichlmair, Mark Harris
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) non-structural protein 5A (NS5A) is a phosphoprotein that plays key, yet poorly defined, roles in both virus genome replication and virion assembly/release. It has been proposed that differential phosphorylation could act as a switch to regulate the various functions of NS5A, however the mechanistic details of the role of this post-translational modification in the virus life cycle remains obscure. We previously reported (Ross-Thriepland et al, 2015) a role for phosphorylation at serine 225 (S225) of NS5A in the regulation of JFH-1 (genotype 2a) genome replication...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614140/a-comparison-of-clinical-characteristics-and-outcomes-of-ventilator-associated-pneumonias-among-burn-patients-by-diagnostic-criteria-set
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Duraid Younan, Russell Griffin, Thomas Swain, Eric Schinnerer, Jean-Francois Pittet, Bernard Camins
OBJECTIVES: The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) replaced its old definition for ventilator associated pneumonia (VAP) with ventilator associated events (VAEs) in 2013. Little data is available comparing the two definitions in burn patients. METHODS: Data from 2011-2014 were collected on burn patients mechanically ventilated for at least two days. VAP was determined using two methods: (1) pneumonia as defined by the previous more clinical CDC (NHSN) definition captured in the burn registry; (2) pneumonia as defined by the recent CDC (NHSN) standard of Ventilator-Associated Events where patients meeting the criteria for possible VAP (PVAP) were considered having a pneumonia...
June 13, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612697/what-is-the-applicability-of-a-novel-surveillance-concept-of-ventilator-associated-events
#13
Miia Jansson, Tero Ala-Kokko, Lauri Ahvenjärvi, Jaana Karhu, Pasi Ohtonen, Hannu Syrjälä
BACKGROUND In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a novel surveillance concept called the "ventilator-associated event," which focused surveillance on objective measures of complications among patients that underwent invasive ventilations. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the concordance and possible differences in efficacy (ie, disease severity and outcomes) between 2 surveillance paradigms: (1) infection-related ventilator-associated complications (iVAC) and (2) on conventional ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP)...
June 14, 2017: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611429/streptococcus-sp-in-neonatal-endotracheal-tube-biofilms-is-associated-with-ventilator-associated-pneumonia-and-enhanced-biofilm-formation-of-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-pao1
#14
Yun Pan, Sijie Song, Xiaoli Tang, Qing Ai, Danping Zhu, Zhenqiu Liu, Jialin Yu
Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a serious complication of mechanical ventilation leading to high morbidity and mortality among intubated neonates in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). Endotracheal tube (ETT) biofilm flora were considered to be responsible for the occurrence of VAP as a reservoir of pathogens. However, regarding neonates with VAP, little is known about the complex microbial signatures in ETT biofilms. In the present study, a culture-independent approach based on next generation sequencing was performed as an initial survey to investigate the microbial communities in ETT biofilms of 49 intubated neonates with and without VAP...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609131/a-comprehensive-reanalysis-of-the-distal-iliotibial-band-quantitative-anatomy-radiographic-markers-and-biomechanical-properties
#15
Jonathan A Godin, Jorge Chahla, Gilbert Moatshe, Bradley M Kruckeberg, Kyle J Muckenhirn, Alexander R Vap, Andrew G Geeslin, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: The qualitative anatomy of the distal iliotibial band (ITB) has previously been described. However, a comprehensive characterization of the quantitative anatomic, radiographic, and biomechanical properties of the Kaplan fibers of the deep distal ITB has not yet been established. It is paramount to delineate these characteristics to fully understand the distal ITB's contribution to rotational knee stability. Purpose/Hypothesis: There were 2 distinct purposes for this study: (1) to perform a quantitative anatomic and radiographic evaluation of the distal ITB's attachment sites and their relationships to pertinent osseous and soft tissue landmarks, and (2) to quantify the biomechanical properties of the deep (Kaplan) fibers of the distal ITB...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607939/the-role-of-the-peripheral-passive-rotation-stabilizers-of-the-knee-with-intact-collateral-and-cruciate-ligaments-a-biomechanical-study
#16
Alexander R Vap, Jason M Schon, Gilbert Moatshe, Raphael S Cruz, Alex W Brady, Grant J Dornan, Travis Lee Turnbull, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients have clinical internal and/or external knee rotational instability despite no apparent injury to the cruciate or collateral ligaments. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of sequentially cutting the posterolateral, anterolateral, posteromedial, and anteromedial structures of the knee on rotational stability in the setting of intact cruciate and collateral ligaments. It was hypothesized that cutting of the iliotibial band (ITB), anterolateral ligament and lateral capsule (ALL/LC), posterior oblique ligament (POL), and posteromedial capsule (PMC) would significantly increase internal rotation, while sectioning of the anteromedial capsule (AMC) and the popliteus tendon and popliteofibular ligament (PLT/PFL) would lead to a significant increase in external knee rotation...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604577/pain-after-cochlear-implantation-an-unusual-complication
#17
Charlotte Celerier, Isabelle Rouillon, Marion Blanchard, Marine Parodi, Françoise Denoyelle, Natalie Loundon
OBJECTIVE: To analyze clinical signs and better define the underestimated long-term pain after implantation, to discuss etiological hypothesis, and to propose our department treatment algorithm and results. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: Retrospective review of children implanted with complaints of atypical pain in the area of device implantation, not in the immediate postoperative period, more than or equal to 4 on the Visual Analog Pain Scale (VAPS: 0-10) in the ENT pediatric department of Trousseau and Necker Enfants Malades Hospitals between 1998 and 2015...
June 9, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601507/synthesis-and-pharmacological-evaluation-of-glycine-amide-derivatives-as-novel-vascular-adhesion-protein-1-inhibitors-without-cyp3a4-and-cyp2c19-inhibition
#18
Susumu Yamaki, Yuji Koga, Akira Nagashima, Mitsuhiro Kondo, Yoshiaki Shimada, Keitaro Kadono, Ayako Moritomo, Kosei Yoshihara
Vascular adhesion protein-1 (VAP-1) is a promising therapeutic target for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy. Here, we conducted optimization studies of our lead compound 1, which we previously reported as a novel VAP-1 inhibitor, to enhance the inhibition of human VAP-1 and to reduce CYP3A4 and CYP2C19 inhibition. As a result, we identified 3-chloro-4-{4-[5-(3-{[glycyl(methyl)amino]methyl}phenyl)pyrimidin-2-yl]piperazin-1-yl}benzoic acid (17h) as a novel orally active VAP-1 inhibitor, with 14-fold increased human VAP-1 inhibitory activity compared to 1, without CYP3A4 and CYP2C19 inhibition...
May 31, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601154/spermatozoal-transcripts-expression-levels-are-predictive-of-semen-quality-and-conception-rate-in-bulls-bos-taurus
#19
Sivashanmugam Parthipan, Sellappan Selvaraju, Lakshminarayana Somashekar, Arunachalam Arangasamy, Muniandy Sivaram, Janivara Parameswaraiah Ravindra
Spermatozoal transcripts expression levels could be used to assess fertility potential of a male. The objective of the present study was to elucidate the predictive ability of the expression levels of growth, apoptosis and homeostasis regulating transcripts on sperm functions and fertility. The expression levels of spermatozoal RNA isolated from the neat semen samples were related to the good (discarded ejaculate, <25%; n = 7) and poor (discarded ejaculate, >40%, n = 6) quality semen producer and bulls (n = 12) with known conception rate...
August 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599698/implementation-of-ventilator-bundle-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-of-a-developing-country
#20
Anwarul Haque, Quratulain Riaz, Syed Asad Ali
The aim of this study was to assess the frequency of VAP(ventilator associated pneumonia) after strict implementation of ventilator bundle in PICU. Medical records of all children (age 1 month - 16 years) were retrospectively reviewed, who were on mechanical ventilation (MV) for more than 48 hours and received all key components of "ventilator bundle" from January 2012 to December 2014. Out of 1050, 565 (54%) patients were enrolled. The mean age was 4.02 SD 4.29 years and 62 (69%) were male. The indications of MV were respiratory illness (54%), neurological illness (31%), shock (9%), and postoperative care (6%)...
May 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
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