PodMed – Week of May 1, 2017

This week’s topics include managing preeclampsia, diet soft drinks and stroke, autoimmune conditions and malaria, and fecal immunochemical testing and colorectal cancer. Program notes: 0:36 Malaria, lupus and MS 1:36 B-cell activating factor or BAF 2:34 Sickle cell anemia also 3:16 Diet soft drinks and stroke 4:16 Three fold increased risk of stroke and Alzheimer’s […]
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Abstract In this work, the as-prepared V2O5 nanobelts can sensitively quench the fluorescence of nitrogen-doped carbon dots (N-CDs) based on the inner filter effect (IFE). In the presence of ascorbic acid (AA), the fluorescence of N-CDs can recover through the redox reaction between V2O5 nanobelts and AA. Meanwhile, in the presence of both alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and ascorbyl-2-phosphate (AAP), the fluorescence of N-CDs can also restore since AAP can be hydrolyzed into AA by ALP. Under optimum conditions, the linear range for AA is from 0.01 to 2.5 μM with a detection limit of 3 nM and that for ALP is fr...
Source: Analytica Chimica Acta - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Anal Chim Acta Source Type: research
Chem. Commun., 2019, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C9CC07253E, CommunicationXuehan Yin, Ting Hou, Bingzheng Huang, Limin Yang, Feng Li We developed an aptamer recognition-trigged label-free homogeneous electrochemical biosensing method for highly selective and ultrasensitive detection of cancer-derived exosomes. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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ConclusionsPhysical and psychological functioning, pain, fatigue and appetite loss had prognostic significance above and beyond clinical predictors in CRC. Routine monitoring of these PROs may allow earlier detection and amelioration of problems, which may improve quality of life and perhaps extend survival. More research is needed to determine prognostic value of PROs in early-stage CRC, and prognostic significance of changes in PRO scores.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
This study aims to address this gap.MethodsThe study used data from the Nihon University Japanese Longitudinal Study of Aging (NUJLSOA) and incidence-based multistate life tables to estimate disabled and disability-free life expectancy based on the stroke status of Japanese residents aged 65 and older.ResultsJapanese stroke survivors aged 65 who experienced an initial disability-free state could expect to live approximately 3 fewer total years of life, 4 –5 fewer years in a disability-free state, and 1–2 more years in a disabled state compared to those without history of a stroke (p 
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ConclusionsOverall health status is found to be poor among women during the perinatal period compared with the postpartum period. The study indicates that interventions to address the influencing factors are needed to ensure better quality of life for women both pre- and post-birth. Community-based initiatives, such as awareness building, might address negative factors and subsequently improve health status and reduce adverse health outcomes related to pregnancy and postnatal care.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe experience of changes in taste was common yet highly variable in its presentation and resultant changes in food preferences. Taste changes did not always resolve soon after treatment completion. Future research should identify ways to manage this symptom in pediatric cancer patients.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
Recent studies have expanded the window for the use of systemic and catheter-directed thrombolysis and mechanical thrombectomy for acute stroke management. The purpose of this review was to evaluate the impact that contemporary cerebral imaging has on the indications for emergent cervical carotid revascularization.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Intravenous thrombolysis for treatment of acute carotid-associated stroke can be combined with carotid endarterectomy (CEA) either simultaneously or in a staged procedure. The aim of this single-center retrospective study was to analyze the short-term and long-term results of sequential lysis with CEA.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Middle aortic syndrome is a rare condition characterized by coarctation of distal thoracic or abdominal aorta with involvement of the major branches; therefore, the lesions are particularly difficult to manage. More experience in its treatment is required to establish a well-supported treatment guideline. This retrospective study of the clinical and anatomic characteristics of patients with middle aortic syndrome as well as their treatment details and outcomes was conducted in a single center.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Synchronous cancer in patients with abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) increases their morbidity and mortality after AAA repair. However, little is known about the history of cancer in AAA patients and its impact on mortality after AAA repair. We analyzed the incidence and type of cancer history in patients who underwent AAA repair and difference in short- and long-term mortality.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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