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Emergency tourniquet use to control hemorrhage from limb wounds is associated with improved survival and control of shock. In 2013, we introduced a way to measure learning curves of tourniquet users. With a dataset from an unrelated study, we had an opportunity to explore learning in detail. Read More

The study aim was to generate hypotheses about measurement methods in the learning of tourniquet users.
We gathered data from a previous experiment that yielded a convenient sample of repeated tourniquet applications used as a marker of learning. Data on consecutive applications on a manikin were used in the current report and were associated with two users, three models of tourniquet, and six metrics (i.e., effectiveness, pulse cessation, blood loss, time to effectiveness, windlass turn number, and pressure applied). There were 840 tests (140 tests per user, two users, three models).
Unique characteristics of learning were associated with each user. Hypotheses generated included the following: trainee learning curves can vary in shape (e.g., flat, curved) by which metric of learning is chosen; some metrics may show much learning, whereas others show almost none; use of more than one metric may assess more comprehensively than using only one metric but may require more assessment time; number of uses required can vary by instructional goal (e.g., expertise, competence); awareness of the utility of specific metrics may vary by instructor; and some, but not all, increases in experience are associated with improved performance.
This first-aid study generated hypotheses about caregiver learning for further study of tourniquet education and standards.

2017Jan
Compr Psychiatry
Compr Psychiatry 2017 Jan 3;74:27-34. Epub 2017 Jan 3.
Department of Psychiatry, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Electronic address:
2017Jan
J Control Release
J Control Release 2017 Jan 11. Epub 2017 Jan 11.
Institut Galien Paris-Sud, CNRS, UMR 8612, LabEx LERMIT, Faculté de Pharmacie, 5 rue J.-B. Clément, Châtenay-Malabry, 92296, France. Electronic address:

Heat shock protein (hsp90) is an interesting target for cancer therapy because it is involved in the folding and stabilization of numerous proteins, including many that contribute to the development of cancer. It is part of the chaperone machinery that includes other heat shock proteins (hsp70, hsp27, hsp40) and is mainly localized in the cytosol, although many analogues or isoforms can be found in mitochondrion, endoplasmic reticulum and the cell membrane. Many potential inhibitors of hsp90 have been tested for cancer therapy but their usefulness is limited by their poor solubility in water and their ability to reach the target cells and the correct intracellular compartment. Read More

Nanomedicine, the incorporation of active molecules into an appropriate delivery system, could provide a solution to these drawbacks. In this review, we explain the rationale for using nanomedicine for this sort of cancer therapy, considering the properties of the chaperone machinery and of the different hsp90 analogues. We present some results that have already been obtained and put forward some strategies for delivery of hsp90 analogues to specific organelles.

2017Jan
Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris)
Ann Cardiol Angeiol (Paris) 2017 Jan 11. Epub 2017 Jan 11.
Cardiology department, Pasteur university hospital, Nice, France.
2017Jan
Diagn Pathol
Diagn Pathol 2017 Jan 14;12(1). Epub 2017 Jan 14.
Department of Pathology, Dong-A University College of Medicine, 26 Daesingongwon-ro, Seo-gu, Busan, 49201, South Korea.

Colorectal cancer is the major cause of cancer mortality, despite development of therapeutic strategies. The novel marker tumor necrosis factor receptor-associated protein 1 (TRAP1) is a mitochondrial heat shock protein that has been related to drug resistance and protection from apoptosis in colorectal cancer. This study aims to delineate the clinicopathologic significance of TRAP1 expression in colorectal cancer. Read More


Seven-hundred and fourteen FFPE tissues were collected from colorectal cancer patients who underwent surgery from February 2002 to July 2011 at Dong-A University Medical Center, Busan, South Korea. We performed TRAP1 immunohistochemistry using tissue microarray, and divided into two groups, TRAP1 high expression group and low expression group. Statistical analysis was utilized to evaluate the association of TRAP1 with clinicopathologic characteristics and disease-specific survival of patients.
High TRAP1 expression was observed in 564 cases (79%) and low expression was 150 cases (21%). TRAP1 expression was significantly increased in colorectal cancer with advanced pathologic T-stage compared with that in early T-stage (p = 0.008). By univariate survival analysis, high TRAP1 expression was significantly associated with worse disease-specific survival (p = 0.01). But, TRAP1 expression was marginally associated with lymph node involvement and tumor differentiation (p = 0.085, p = 0.082, respectively). Multivariate analysis indicated that TRAP1 expression (hazard ratio, 1.947; 95% CI, 1.270 to 2.984; p = 0.002), and pathologic T stage (hazard ratio, 3.190; 95% CI, 1.275 to 7.983; p = 0.013) were independent prognostic factors for colorectal adenocarcinomas.
Here, we found that overexpression of TRAP1 might contribute to tumor cell local invasion of colorectal cancer. The association between TRAP1 overexpression and worse disease-specific survival also suggested that TRAP1 protein expression might have oncogenic role. Consequently, our data demonstrated that TRAP1 expression was a good prognostic biomarker for depth of invasion and disease-specific survival in colorectal cancer.

2016Dec
J Crit Care
J Crit Care 2016 Dec 28;39:6-10. Epub 2016 Dec 28.
Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA; University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. Electronic address:

Ciliated protozoans perform extreme forms of programmed somatic DNA rearrangement during development. The model ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila removes 34% of its germline micronuclear genome from somatic macronuclei by excising thousands of internal eliminated sequences (IESs), a process that shares features with transposon excision. Indeed, piggyBac transposon-derived genes are necessary for genome-wide IES excision in both Tetrahymena (TPB2 [Tetrahymena piggyBac-like 2] and LIA5) and Paramecium tetraurelia (PiggyMac). Read More

T. thermophila has at least three other piggyBac-derived genes: TPB1, TPB6, and TPB7 Here, we show that TPB1 and TPB6 excise a small, distinct set of 12 unusual IESs that disrupt exons. TPB1-deficient cells complete mating, but their progeny exhibit slow growth, giant vacuoles, and osmotic shock sensitivity due to retention of an IES in the vacuolar gene DOP1 (Dopey domain-containing protein). Unlike most IESs, TPB1-dependent IESs have piggyBac-like terminal inverted motifs that are necessary for excision. Transposon-like excision mediated by TPB1 and TPB6 provides direct evidence for a transposon origin of not only IES excision machinery but also IESs themselves. Our study highlights a division of labor among ciliate piggyBac-derived genes, which carry out mutually exclusive categories of excision events mediated by either transposon-like features or RNA-directed heterochromatin.

2017Jan
Free Radic. Biol. Med.
Free Radic Biol Med 2017 Jan 10. Epub 2017 Jan 10.
Section of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Department of Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, Karolinska University Hospital, Solna, Stockholm, Sweden. Electronic address:

Thioredoxin (TRX), an endogenous anti-oxidant protein induced in inflammatory conditions, has been shown to increase in plasma and to be associated with outcome in septic patients. This biomarker has never been studied in a trauma setting. We hypothesized that TRX would be increased after trauma and associated with post-injury sepsis. Read More


Single-centre prospective observational study conducted at the intensive care unit (ICU) at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, a level-1 trauma centre. Eighty-three severely injured trauma patients, 18 years or older, with an ICU stay of three days or more were included. Plasma samples were obtained on day 1 and 3 after informed consent. Clinical, physiological and outcome data were retrieved from the trauma and ICU research registries. Plasma samples were also obtained from 15 healthy subjects. In addition, a standardized porcine trauma model was conducted where a femur fracture followed by a controlled hemorrhage period were inflicted in four pigs.
In pigs, however not significant, there was a continuing increase in plasma-TRX after femur fracture and sequential hemorrhage despite near normalisation of cardiac index and lactate levels. In patients, median injury severity score was 29 and 48 patients developed sepsis during their ICU stay. A three-fold increase in initial TRX was seen in trauma patients when compared to healthy volunteers. Thioredoxin was significantly higher in patients in shock on admission, those subject to massive transfusion and in the most severely injured patients. No difference was seen between survivors and non-survivors. Plasma-TRX on day 1 was significantly increased in patients who later developed post-injury sepsis. In a logistic regression analysis including TRX, C-reactive protein, injury severity, massive transfusion, and admission blood pressure, TRX was the only variable independently associated with post-injury sepsis.
This study demonstrates that TRX is released into plasma in response to severe trauma and independently associated with post-injury sepsis. The use of TRX as a biomarker in trauma patients needs further evaluation in larger studies.
Retrospective cohort study, level III.

2017Jan
Toxicol. Appl. Pharmacol.
Toxicol Appl Pharmacol 2017 Jan 10. Epub 2017 Jan 10.
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, CO 80045, USA.

Phosgene Oxime (CX), an urticant or nettle agent categorized as a vesicant, is a potential chemical warfare and terrorist weapon. Its exposure can result in widespread and devastating effects including high mortality due to its fast penetration and ability to cause immediate severe cutaneous injury. It is one of the least studied chemical warfare agents with no effective therapy available. Read More

Thus, our goal was to examine the acute effects of CX following its cutaneous exposure in SKH-1 hairless mice to help establish a relevant injury model. Results from our study show that topical cutaneous exposure to CX vapor causes blanching of exposed skin with an erythematous ring, necrosis, edema, mild urticaria and erythema within minutes after exposure out to 8h post-exposure. These clinical skin manifestations were accompanied with increases in skin thickness, apoptotic cell death, mast cell degranulation, myeloperoxidase activity indicating neutrophil infiltration, p53 phosphorylation and accumulation, and an increase in COX-2 and TNFα levels. Topical CX-exposure also resulted in the dilatation of the peripheral vessels with a robust increase in RBCs in vessels of the liver, spleen, kidney, lungs and heart tissues. These events could cause a drop in blood pressure leading to shock, hypoxia and death. Together, this is the first report on effects of CX cutaneous exposure, which could help design further comprehensive studies evaluating the acute and chronic skin injuries from CX topical exposure and elucidate the related mechanism of action to aid in the identification of therapeutic targets and mitigation of injury.

2016Nov
Hellenic J Cardiol
Hellenic J Cardiol 2016 Nov 16. Epub 2016 Nov 16.
Department of Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Physics, Vilnius University, Lithuania.

The natural history, management, and outcome of Takotsubo (stress) cardiomyopathy (TTC) is not clear. The aim of this study was to investigate clinical features, define prognostic predictors, and assess the clinical course and outcomes of patients with TTC.
We analyzed 64 patients (52 women) meeting the proposed Mayo Clinic diagnostic criteria for TTC. Read More

All patients were treated at Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos from 2001-01-01 to 2014-11-27. Data were collected on the basis of medical records and follow-up data was collected by phone.
The mean age of analyzed patients was 63.4 ± 14.6 years; the mean follow-up was 2.9 years. More than half of the patients (52%) did not have any clear stressful triggers. During admission, symptoms such as chest pain (64%) and general weakness (45%) were reported more often than other symptoms. Almost all patients (94%) had the classical TTC form; the remaining 6% of patients had "inverted" TTC. The mean left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) on admission was 37.7% (± 8.2%). A pseudonormal or restrictive pattern of LV filling, moderate to severe mitral regurgitation (MR), and right ventricular involvement were uncommon in the patients. The in-hospital course showed cardiogenic shock in 23% of the cases, resulting in the death of 5 (8%) patients. We discovered that only peak concentration of troponin I was a significant predictor of in-hospital mortality (HR 1.067, 95%CI 1.022-1.113, p=0.003). At the end of the follow-up period, 45 (87%) women and 8 (67%) men were alive. This makes the overall observed mortality at 3 years approximately 17.2%. Using multivariate analysis, elevation of BNP (HR for increase by 10 ng/l 1.002, 95%CI 1-1.003, p=0.022) and cardiogenic shock on admission (HR 8.696, 95%CI 1.198-63.124, p=0.032) were significant predictors of overall mortality. Other prognostic factors assessed on admission were nonsignificant predictors of overall mortality.
Our analysis shows that in-hospital mortality is influenced by the peak concentration of troponin I, and overall mortality is affected by cardiogenic shock and the elevation of BNP during admission. The assessment of troponin I and BNP can help with the prognostication of TTC patients in our daily clinical practice.