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Examination of endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration using a puncture needle with a side trap.

Sci Rep 2021 May 7;11(1):9789. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Yokohama Municipal Citizen's Hospital, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is useful for diagnosing hilar and mediastinal lymph node enlargement; however, specimens obtained are often small and inadequate for pathologic diagnosis. In June 2017, EchoTip ProCore, a puncture needle with a side trap, was launched in Japan. In this single-center prospective interventional study, 57 patients with lymph nodes, intrapulmonary tumor or pleural mass were diagnosed using EBUS-TBNA with EchoTip ProCore between June 2017 and February 2020. Read More

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Complications associated with intrathecal drug delivery in a paediatric patient with Niemann-Pick type C.

BMJ Case Rep 2021 May 7;14(5). Epub 2021 May 7.

Neurosurgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, UK.

We report on a male subject with a diagnosis of Niemann-Pick type C (NPC). He received an experimental medicinal product intrathecally initially via lumbar puncture (LP) and eventually via intrathecal drug delivery device. Shortly after implantation, the device catheter migrated outside of the intrathecal space and coiled subcutaneously. Read More

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Acute upper limb ischemia as a complication of tunneled hemodialysis catheter placement via the right internal jugular vein.

Ahmet Can Topcu

J Vasc Access 2021 May 7:11297298211015041. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Kartal Dr. Lutfi Kirdar City Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Arterial injury during internal jugular vein cannulation can cause devastating complications such as stroke, hematoma, hemothorax, pseudoaneurysm, AV fistula, or even death. Acute upper limb ischemia caused by inadvertent arterial puncture during internal jugular vein cannulation has been rarely reported. The present report describes the case of a patient who experienced right upper limb ischemia caused by subclavian artery thrombosis developed during attempted placement of a tunneled hemodialysis catheter via the right internal jugular vein. Read More

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Should we use a patient's port as the preferred intravenous route rather than inserting an additional venous access?

J Vasc Access 2021 May 7:11297298211015058. Epub 2021 May 7.

Catholic University Hospital, Rome, Italy.

Early in 2021, the Infusion Nursing Society has released the latest version of the Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice. In the last two decades, these Standards have been representing one of the most important evidence-based documents available in the world of venous access. Nevertheless, we were quite concerned reading a recommendation included in chapter 26 (Vascular Access Device Planning: practice recommendation I, C): "Use a patient's port, unless contraindicated (e. Read More

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Assessment of Commercial Off-the-Shelf Tissue Adhesives for Sealing Military-Relevant Corneal Perforation Injuries.

Mil Med 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7.

Department of Sensory Trauma, United States Army Institute of Surgical Research, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA.

Introduction: Open-globe ocular injuries have increased in frequency in recent combat operations due to increased use of explosive weaponry. Unfortunately, open-globe injuries have one of the worst visual outcomes for the injured warfighter, often resulting in permanent loss of vision. To improve visual recovery, injuries need to be stabilized quickly following trauma, in order to restore intraocular pressure and create a watertight seal. Read More

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Rapid Neurocognitive Deterioration and Mortality in a Healthcare Professional With Spongiform Encephalopathy: Implications for Neurologic and End-of-Life Care.

Cureus 2021 Apr 3;13(4):e14277. Epub 2021 Apr 3.

Neurology, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kansas City University, Kansas City, USA.

Spongiform encephalopathy (SE) is a rare prion disorder characterized by progressive cognitive dysfunction and mortality. Affected patients can observe a wide variety of neurological symptoms, such as myoclonus, dementia, cerebellar signs, and others. We present a case of laboratory-confirmed SE in an otherwise healthy 57-year-old medical professional who initially presented with nonspecific and unique "head in a fish-bowl" dissociation and cognitive decline. Read More

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Definition of the species group (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Chrysomelinae), with descriptions of two new species from China and Vietnam.

Hee-Wook Cho

Zookeys 2021 16;1032:79-90. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Zoology, Nakdonggang National Institute of Biological Resources, Sangju, 37242, South Korea Nakdonggang National Institute of Biological Resources Sangju Republic of Korea.

This paper defines and reviews the species group of the subgenus Asiphytodecta Chen, 1935. The group contains the following five species, including two new to science: (Chen, 1934), (Chen, 1934), Cho & Borowiec, 2016, , and The species group restricted to China and Vietnam is characterized by a labrum without a tooth-like projection, elytral punctures arranged in discernible rows, and a setose aedeagus with a broad apical process. is newly reported as an ovoviviparous species. Read More

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The Efficacy of Intraoperative Fluorescent Imaging Using Indocyanine Green for Cholangiography During Cholecystectomy and Hepatectomy.

Clin Exp Gastroenterol 2021 30;14:145-154. Epub 2021 Apr 30.

Division of Gastroenterological and General Surgery, Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Showa University, Tokyo, Japan.

Purpose: Bile duct injury is one of the most serious complications of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Intraoperative indocyanine green (ICG) cholangiography is a safe and useful navigation modality for confirming the biliary anatomy. ICG cholangiography is expected to be a routine method for helping avoid bile duct injuries. Read More

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Mid-term follow-up of percutaneous access for standard and complex EVAR using the ProGlide device.

Surgeon 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, UK.

Objectives: Endovascular Aneurysm Repair is an established treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm which requires arterial access via the groin. Most centres perform percutaneous ultrasound-guided access into the common femoral artery for delivery of the stent graft. The profile of endovascular devices necessitates large sheath sizes, therefore formal closure of the arterial puncture site is required. Read More

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How does puncture modality affect the risk of intraoperative bleeding during percutaneous nephrolithotomy? A prospective randomized trial.

Actas Urol Esp 2021 May 3. Epub 2021 May 3.

Department of Urology, Biruni University Faculty of Medicine, Estambul, Turquía.

Introduction And Objectives: To evaluate the possible effects of two different renal puncture techniques (ultrasound-assisted [US-assisted], fluoroscopic-guided [FG]) on the intraoperative hemorrhage risk during percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL).

Material And Methods: A total of 130 patients with Guy stone scores of 1-2 were prospectively allocated to US-assisted and FG puncture groups by simple randomization. Patients with intraoperative pelvicalyceal rupture and the ones requiring multiple accesses were excluded from the study. Read More

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PINK1 contained in huMSC-derived exosomes prevents cardiomyocyte mitochondrial calcium overload in sepsis via recovery of mitochondrial Ca efflux.

Stem Cell Res Ther 2021 May 6;12(1):269. Epub 2021 May 6.

Chongqing Key Laboratory of Pediatrics, Chongqing, People's Republic of China.

Background: Sepsis is a systemic inflammatory response to a local severe infection that may lead to multiple organ failure and death. Previous studies have shown that 40-50% of patients with sepsis have diverse myocardial injuries and 70 to 90% mortality rates compared to 20% mortality in patients with sepsis without myocardial injury. Therefore, uncovering the mechanism of sepsis-induced myocardial injury and finding a target-based treatment are immensely important. Read More

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Serial Tap Test of patients with idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: impact on cognitive function and its meaning.

Fluids Barriers CNS 2021 May 6;18(1):22. Epub 2021 May 6.

Neurology Service, Internal Medicine Department, Hospital Clinics, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.

Background: Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (INPH) is characterized by gait disturbance, urinary incontinence and cognitive decline. Symptoms are potentially reversible and treatment is based on cerebrospinal fluid shunting. The tap test (TT) is used to identify patients that will benefit from surgery. Read More

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Cerebrospinal fluid hemoglobin levels as markers of blood contamination: relevance for α-synuclein measurement.

Clin Chem Lab Med 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Laboratory of Clinical Neurochemistry, Section of Neurology, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy.

Objectives: Cerebrospinal fluid α-synuclein (CSF α-syn) represents a possible biomarker in Parkinson's disease (PD) diagnosis. CSF blood contamination can introduce a bias in α-syn measurement. To date, CSF samples with a red blood cells (RBC) count >50 RBC × 10/L or haemoglobin (Hb) concentration >200 μg/L are excluded from biomarker studies. Read More

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Optical Coherence Tomography and Microdialysis for Microneedle-Mediated Penetration Enhancement Study of Paeoniflorin-Loaded Ethosomes.

Skin Pharmacol Physiol 2021 May 6:1-11. Epub 2021 May 6.

School of Chinese Materia Medica, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China.

Background: To understand the cumulative effect of topical formulations after medication, evaluate the therapeutic effect of microneedle-assisted (MN-assisted) paeoniflorin-loaded ethosomes (TGP-E), and explore the potential for deep penetration of drugs, this paper uses microdialysis to systematically study the percutaneous pharmacokinetics of TGP-E.

Methods: First, optical coherence tomography (OCT) was used to study the effectiveness of microneedle puncture. Second, a microdialysis method and a UPLC-MS method for determining the amount of paeoniflorin (Pae) in dialysate were established. Read More

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Follicular dendritic cell dysfunction contributes to impaired antigen-specific humoral responses in sepsis-surviving mice.

J Clin Invest 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Center for Autoimmune and Musculoskeletal Disease, The Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Manhasset, United States of America.

Sepsis survivors exhibit impaired responsiveness to antigen (Ag) challenge associated with increased mortality from infection. The contribution of follicular dendritic cells (FDCs) in the impaired humoral response in sepsis-surviving mice is investigated in this study. We demonstrated that mice subjected to sepsis from cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) have reduced NP-specific high-affinity class-switched Ig antibodies compared to sham control mice following immunization with the T-dependent Ag, NP-CGG. Read More

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Trehalose/sodium hyaluronate eye drops in post-cataract ocular surface disorders.

Int Ophthalmol 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Ophthalmology Unit, Misericordia Hospital, USL Toscana Sud Est, Grosseto, Italy.

Purpose: Prospective, randomised, open-label, comparative study to evaluate efficacy of trehalose/sodium hyaluronate eye drops for post-operative discomfort and tear film stability in patients undergoing cataract surgery.

Methods: Patients with healthy ocular surface, subclinical, or mild dry eye were enrolled. Tear breakup time (TBUT), Schirmer test, dry eye symptoms, corneal fluorescein staining (CFS), and ocular surface disease (OSDI) evaluation were performed pre-operatively and at two and four weeks after surgery. Read More

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Prevention and Nursing Research of PICC Catheter-Related Complications in Patients with Digestive System Malignant Tumor Based on Smart Medical Block Chain.

J Healthc Eng 2021 12;2021:5519722. Epub 2021 Apr 12.

Gastrointestinal Surgery, The Central Hospital of Wuhan, Tongji Medical College Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430000, Hubei, China.

Malignant tumors of digestive system mainly include gastric cancer, colorectal cancer, and esophageal cancer, which generally need chemotherapy. PICC refers to peripherally inserted central venous catheter, which plays an important role in the treatment of malignant tumor patients with chemotherapy, and it has the characteristics of high success rate of puncture and reducing the pain of patients. Its principle is to use PICC catheter for drug delivery, which can effectively reduce the pain of tumor patients for multiple puncture, and also can avoid drug extravasation or local stimulation of drugs. Read More

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A new method for facilitating ultrasound-guided in-plane cannulation of the subclavian vein: a randomized clinical trial.

Sci Rep 2021 May 5;11(1):9605. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Anesthesiology, Daping Hospital, Army Medical University, 10 ChangjiangZhilu, Yuzhong District, Chongqing, 400042, China.

The objective of this study was to propose a new method for facilitating needle-beam alignment ultrasound-guided in-plane catheterization of the subclavian vein (SCV). Three hundred patients were recruited, and ultrasound examination of the SCV was performed. Then, the patients were divided into two groups and SCV catheterization was performed: ultrasound-guided catheterization with the aiming method (group A) and ultrasound-guided catheterization with needle guide (group NG). Read More

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Simultaneous gene expression and multi-gene silencing in Zea mays using maize dwarf mosaic virus.

BMC Plant Biol 2021 May 5;21(1):208. Epub 2021 May 5.

USDA-ARS Corn Soybean and Wheat Quality Research Unit, Wooster, OH, 44691, USA.

Background: Maize dwarf mosaic virus (MDMV), a member of the genus Potyvirus, infects maize and is non-persistently transmitted by aphids. Several plant viruses have been developed as tools for gene expression and gene silencing in plants. The capacity of MDMV for both gene expression and gene silencing were examined. Read More

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CircPTK2-miR-181c-5p-HMGB1: a new regulatory pathway for microglia activation and hippocampal neuronal apoptosis induced by sepsis.

Mol Med 2021 05 5;27(1):45. Epub 2021 May 5.

Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, The Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine, No. 88, Jiefang Road, Hangzhou, 310009, Zhejiang Province, China.

Background: Circular RNA hsa_circ_0008305 (circPTK2), miR-181c-5p and High mobility group box-1 (HMGB1) had a targeted regulatory relationship through bioinformatics analysis. This study explained the effects of these genes in microglia and sepsis mice.

Methods: Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or Cecal Ligation and Puncture (CLP) was used to induce inflammation cell model or sepsis mouse model, as needed. Read More

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Breast cancer organoids from malignant pleural effusion-derived tumor cells as an individualized medicine platform.

In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim 2021 May 5. Epub 2021 May 5.

Department of Oncology & Department of Breast Surgery, The Second Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian, 116023, China.

Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) presents a severe medical condition in patients with advanced breast cancer (BC). We applied organoid culture technology to culture preoperative puncture specimen and corresponding surgical specimen-derived tumor cells from early BC patients and pleural effusion-derived tumor cells from advanced BC patients with MPE to study whether in vitro models could predict therapies of clinical patients. We successfully expanded pleural effusion-derived tumor organoids from 1 advanced triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) patient with MPE which had been continuously propagated for more than 3 months. Read More

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Ultrasound-guided pediatric vascular cannulation by inexperienced operators: outcomes in a training model.

J Ultrasound 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Clinical Sciences, Fernando Pessoa Canarias University, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

Objective: To present the results of an ultrasound vascular cannulation (UGVC) training program for inexperienced operators using a training model.

Method: This was a descriptive observational study developed in the paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) of a third-level hospital. Operators received basic theoretical training in the USVC technique, followed by practical training with a model designed for USVC-inexperienced healthcare professionals. Read More

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Puncture, MRI and NMR relaxometry data for multiscale analysis of the degradation of apple structure due to thermal treatment.

Data Brief 2021 Jun 2;36:107029. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

INRAE, QuaPA, St Genes Champanelle 63122, France.

The data presented here are related to the research paper entitled "Multiscale NMR analysis of the degradation of apple structure due to thermal treatment" whose aim was to investigate the critical temperature at which the cell membranes of a Golden Delicious apple is highly damaged. Apple sticks were analyzed raw and cooked at 45, 50, 53, 60 °C and 70 °C. The firmness data refers to the puncture tests that were done using a Ta-Plus texturometer. Read More

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Tripartite Relationship Among Synaptic, Amyloid, and Tau Proteins: An In Vivo and Postmortem Study.

Neurology 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Memory and Aging Center, Department of Neurology, Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California, San Francisco, CA.

Objective: To test the hypothesis that fundamental relationships along the amyloid, tau, and neurodegeneration (A/T/N) cascade depend on synaptic integrity in older adults and postmortem.

Methods: Two independent observational, cross-sectional cohorts: 1) community-dwelling, clinically normal adults from the UCSF Memory and Aging Center completed lumbar puncture and MRI (exclusion criteria, CDR>0), and 2) postmortem decedents from the Rush Memory and Aging Project (exclusion criteria, inability to sign informed consent). measures included cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) synaptic proteins (synaptotagmin-1, SNAP-25, neurogranin, and GAP-43), Aβ, ptau and MRI gray matter volume (GMV). Read More

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Collateral Circulation Testing of the Hand- Is it Relevant Now? A Narrative Review.

Am J Med Sci 2020 Dec 5. Epub 2020 Dec 5.

Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA.

Testing for collateral circulation of the hand before any radial artery procedure has been a subject of many controversies. Neither the Allen's test (AT) nor the plethysmography based Barbeau test, adequately and reliably test for collateral circulation. With growing interest in radial approaches for vascular procedures, its common use for arterial monitoring and blood gas sampling, there has been a growing interest in the relevance of assessing collateral hand circulation. Read More

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Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stromal Cells on Silk Fibroin Scaffolds to Attenuate Polymicrobial Sepsis Induced by Cecal Ligation and Puncture.

Polymers (Basel) 2021 Apr 29;13(9). Epub 2021 Apr 29.

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Korea.

Suitable scaffolds with appropriate mechanical and biological properties can improve mesenchymal stromal cell (MSC) therapy. Because silk fibroins (SFs) are biocompatible materials, they were electrospun and applied as scaffolds for MSC therapy. Consequently, interferon (IFN)-primed human bone marrow MSCs on SF nanofibers were administered into a polymicrobial sepsis murine model. Read More

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The Efficacy of Posttreatment with Synthetic C-Reactive Protein in Murine Bacterial Peritonitis via Activation of FcγRI-Expressing Kupffer Cells.

J Innate Immun 2021 May 4:1-13. Epub 2021 May 4.

Department of Immunology and Microbiology, National Defense Medical College, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan.

Pretreatment with synthetic C-reactive protein (CRP), a functional CRP peptide, has the potential to augment macrophage phagocytosis by bacterial challenge. However, the posttreatment is clinically ideal. We investigated the efficacy of posttreatment with synthetic CRP on murine cecal ligation and puncture (CLP), focusing on liver macrophages. Read More

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A case of postpartum headache post dural puncture. Post Dural Puncture Headache or Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome - Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome?

Acta Biomed 2021 May 4;92(S1):e2021119. Epub 2021 May 4.

Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine Division, Department of Medicine and Surgery, University of Parma, Parma, Italy.

Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome (RCVS) and Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) are two rare neurological conditions, clinically characterized by headache. In our case a diagnosis of PDPH was made though imaging showed signs of RCVS-PRES. We present a case of RCVS-PRES in a postpartum woman who presented headache as first symptom and only later experienced seizures. Read More

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Two cases of tuberculous retropharyngeal abscess in adults.

Xiaofeng Xu Xue Hu

J Int Med Res 2021 May;49(5):3000605211011972

Department of Tuberculosis, Affiliated Hangzhou Chest Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Zhejiang Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine Hospital (Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital), Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China. Currently working in Hangzhou Occupational Disease Prevention Hospital.

Retropharyngeal abscess (RPA) is an acute or chronic deep neck tissue infection. Tuberculous RPA is chronic and extremely rare in adults. A 20-year-old female patient visited the local hospital due to cough and sputum. Read More

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