Lab Chip 2011 Aug 28;11(16):2701-10. Epub 2011 Jun 28.
Biomedical Diagnostics Institute, NCSR, Dublin City University, Glasnevin, Dublin, 9, Ireland.
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Cell 2018 Sep;175(1):43-56.e21
Department of Surgery, Stanford Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA; Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA. Electronic address:
Stem cell regulation and hierarchical organization of human skeletal progenitors remain largely unexplored. Here, we report the isolation of a self-renewing and multipotent human skeletal stem cell (hSSC) that generates progenitors of bone, cartilage, and stroma, but not fat. Self-renewing and multipotent hSSCs are present in fetal and adult bones and can also be derived from BMP2-treated human adipose stroma (B-HAS) and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Read More
J Clin Nurs 2018 Jul 24. Epub 2018 Jul 24.
School of Nursing and Midwifery, Aga Khan University, Nairobi, Kenya.
Aims And Objectives: To evaluate the 15-year impact of the work/study nursing upgrading programme in East Africa.
Background: Working nurses in Africa are often primary family income earners, with limited ability to leave jobs and upgrade qualifications. In 2001, the university established a work/study upgrade programme for enrolled- and diploma-level nurses, allowing them to upgrade their qualifications while continuing to work and support families. Read More
Nephrology (Carlton) 2017 Oct 2. Epub 2017 Oct 2.
King Edward VIII Hospital - Intensive Care unit, Sydney Road, Umbilo, Durban, South Africa, 4013.
Aim: To determine whether admission procalcitonin (PCT) was associated with the subsequent development of AKI in a general population of critically ill patients.
Methods: The study was a retrospective observational study conducted in a multidisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU) over a period of 1 year. Adult patients who had a PCT performed on admission and who did not have CKD or AKI on admission, were evaluated for the development of AKI within the first week of ICU admission, according to the KDIGO criteria. Read More
Chembiochem 2016 Mar 3;17(5):383-7. Epub 2016 Feb 3.
Department of Medical Imaging, University of Arizona, 1515 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ, 85724, USA.
The simultaneous detection of multiple enzyme activities can improve the specificity of disease diagnoses. We therefore synthesized and characterized a diamagnetic chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) MRI contrast agent that can simultaneously detect two enzyme activities. Sulfatase and esterase enzymes cleave the ligands of the CEST agent, releasing salicylic acid that can be detected with CEST MRI. Read More
J Trace Elem Med Biol 2011 Jul 30;25(3):181-7. Epub 2011 Aug 30.
Aswan Faculty of Science, South Valley University, 81528 Aswan, Egypt.
The significance of the nutritional roles of trace metals (includes some heavy metals) is widely recognized, since these elements are as constituent components of many metal proteins and metalloenzymes serum trace metals levels, and their ratios are frequently reported to be good marker for diagnosing various diseases. Trace metals play an important role in liver disease particularly liver degeneration. Influence of trace elements has been studied in a large number of viruses belonging to different groups. Read More