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Liyan Wang, Jinhua Li, Jianan Wang, Xiaotong Guo, Xiaoyan Wang, Jaebum Choo, Lingxin Chen
Green ion imprinted polymers (IIPs) were prepared in aqueous phase via the synergy of three functional monomers of low-cost eco-friendly gelatin (G), 8-hydroxyquinoline (HQ) and chitosan (C), namely G-HQ-C IIPs, and were applied as an effective and recyclable adsorbent to remove Cu(II) from aqueous solution. The as-prepared G-HQ-C IIPs were systematically characterized, and several major factors affecting adsorption capacity including solution pH, temperature and contact time were investigated in detail. The adsorption of Cu(II) on G-HQ-C IIPs followed the pseudo-second-order kinetic and Langmuir isotherm models, and the adsorption capacity increased with temperature increase...
January 22, 2019: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Bassam M Kinaia, Shahrdad Kazerani, Samuel Korkis, Omar Mario Masabni, Maanas Shah, Anthony L Neely
INTRODUCTION: Immediate implant placement (IIP) into fresh extraction socket is a favorable treatment option. If successfully managed, it reduces the overall treatment time, and increases patient's satisfaction. Surgical and restorative factors affect IIP success rates. In this systematic review we evaluate the effect of guided bone regeneration (GBR) at the time of IIP on crestal bone level (CBL) changes after at least 12-months of functional loading. METHODS: Reviewers conducted an independent search of the National Center for Biotechnology Information PubMed, Medline, and the Cochrane Collaboration Library from 1966 to January 2017 following the inclusion criteria...
January 14, 2019: Journal of Periodontology
Navaneetha Nambagari, Shyam Perka, Ravi Kumar Vuradi, S Satyanarayana
Three new cobalt(III) polypyridyl complexes, [Co(L - L)2 IIP]3+ where IIP = 2-(2H-isoindol-1-yl)-2H-imidazo[4,5-f][1, 10]phenanthroline, L = 1) phen (1,10-phenanthroline), 2) bpy (2,2'bipyridyl), 3) dmb (4, 4-dimethyl 2, 2'-bipyridine) have been synthesized, characterized (UV -VIS, IR, 1 HNMR and 13 C NMR spectroscopy) and screened for their in vitro antibacterial activity against E.coli, Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis. The binding of these complexes with calf-thymus DNA (CT-DNA) has been investigated by absorption and fluorescence spectroscopy, viscosity measurements...
January 28, 2019: Nucleosides, Nucleotides & Nucleic Acids
Rene S Bermea, Ayodeji Adegunsoye, Justin Oldham, Iazsmin Ventura, Cathryn Lee, Jonathan H Chung, Steven Montner, Imre Noth, Mary E Strek, Rekha Vij
INTRODUCTION: Idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIP) are diffuse lung diseases whose cause is unknown and often present with features of autoimmunity despite not meeting criteria for a connective tissue disease (CTD). Recent studies suggest that anti-RNA binding protein (anti-RBP) antibodies, which include anti-SSA, anti-SSB, anti-Sm, and anti-RNP, play a role in the loss of immune tolerance and severity of pulmonary hypertension (PH) in CTDs. We hypothesized that anti-RBP positive (RBP+) subjects would have worse measures of lung function, radiographic findings, PH, and survival than anti-RBP negative (RBP-) subjects...
January 2019: Respiratory Medicine
Frederik Weischer Frandsen, Sebastian Simonsen, Stig Poulsen, Per Sørensen, Marianne Engelbrecht Lau
OBJECTIVES: The general objective of this article is to study the unclear and overlapping relationship between social anxiety disorder (SAD) and avoidant personality disorder (AvPD) from an interpersonal perspective. The first specific objective is to compare the disorders with regard to interpersonal problems and general symptom distress. The second specific objective is to examine interpersonal subgroups and pathoplasticity. DESIGN: In a cross-sectional design, patients from an outpatient psychotherapy clinic diagnosed with social anxiety disorder (SAD, n = 299), avoidant personality disorder (AvPD, n = 180), or the comorbid condition of both disorders (AvPD + SAD, n = 29) were assessed before treatment...
January 17, 2019: Psychology and Psychotherapy
Paul A Pilkonis, Suzanne M Lawrence, Kelly L Johnston, Nathan E Dodds
To encourage screening for personality disorders (PDs), we developed (in previous work) self-report scales for PDs using the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (IIP). The combined score from three of the scales-inter-personal sensitivity, interpersonal ambivalence, and aggression-requiring 15 items (IIP-15) did the best job of distinguishing between respondents with any versus no PD. The goals for the present work were (a) to cross-validate the IIP-15 by examining its performance using receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analyses in a new sample (N = 410), and (b) to investigate the utility of a brief three-item variant (IIP-3)...
January 16, 2019: Journal of Personality Disorders
Deepashree Gupta, Anju Prasad, Faisal Siddiqui, Sujata Sitaula, Stewart G Albert
AIMS: Although diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) commonly presents as a pure diabetic ketoacidosis (PDKA), up to 30% of cases may be associated with a mixed hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis (HMA). It is unknown whether there is a difference in treatment outcomes between these two entities. We evaluated an insulin infusion protocol (IIP), previously validated for hyperglycemia management in ICU's, for the management of PDKA and HMA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective case series/cohort study of 41 DKA admissions was further characterized as having PDKA or HMA...
January 2019: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
Weibin Qian, Junichi Hasegawa, Jie Yang, Yusuke Endo, Junichiro Miake
Background: Daijokito (DJKT), a classical traditional Kampo and Chinese medicine, has been used to treat acute pancreatitis in China. In our previous study, DJKT was found to reduce the area under the plasma concentration-time curve (AUC) of ranitidine in humans. Therefore, we established a novel rat model to examine the direct absorption of ranitidine after daijokito administration. Methods: An in situ intestinal injection with portal vein sampling (IIPS) model was created to determine the rate of intestinal drug absorption...
December 2018: Yonago Acta Medica
Yosuke Kakiuchi, Shinya Sakata, Kazuyoshi Nakamura, Hiroko Okabayashi, Kimitaka Akaike, Takayuki Tokunaga, Sho Saeki, Kazuhiko Fujii, Hidenori Ichiyasu
A 76-year-old Japanese woman with recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma presented with acute exacerbation of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (AE-IIP) after transcatheter arterial therapy using miriplatin. She had a history of preexisting IIP five years before presenting at our hospital. On day 4 after transcatheter arterial therapy, she complained of shortness of breath. Subsequently, she developed acute respiratory failure on day 11 after transcatheter arterial therapy. Chest computed tomography revealed extensive ground-glass opacity and traction bronchiectasis in bilateral lung fields; subsequently, she was diagnosed with AE-IIP triggered by transcatheter arterial therapy using miriplatin...
January 10, 2019: Internal Medicine
Jan Cosyn, Liesa De Lat, Lorenz Seyssens, Ron Doornewaard, Ellen Deschepper, Stijn Vervaeke
AIM: To compare immediate (IIP) to delayed single implant placement (DIP, ≥ 3 months post-extraction) in terms of implant survival (primary outcome), surgical, clinical, aesthetic, radiographic and patient-reported outcomes (secondary outcomes). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two reviewers independently performed an electronic search in Pubmed, Web of Science, Embase and Cochrane and a hand search to identify eligible studies up to May 2018. Only Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) and Non-Randomized Controlled Studies (NRSs) comparing IIP to DIP with at least one year of follow-up were selected for a qualitative analysis and meta-analysis...
January 9, 2019: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
Sandro M Sodano, Jessica P Tamulonis, Gregory A Fabiano, Abigail M Caserta, Kevin F Hulme, Karen L Hulme, Gina R Stephan, Federica Tronci
OBJECTIVE: Interpersonal functioning is a core area of impairment for young adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), yet the assessment of their interpersonal problems has not been approached using a comprehensive model of interpersonal behaviors. METHOD: Interpersonal problems of young adults with ADHD ( n = 24) were compared to non-ADHD peers ( n = 26) by self- and collateral-report using the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems-Circumplex-Item Response Theory (IIP-C-IRT)...
January 7, 2019: Journal of Attention Disorders
Mariko Fukui, Kazuya Takamochi, Kazuhiro Suzuki, Akihiro Hotta, Katsutoshi Ando, Takeshi Matsunaga, Shiaki Oh, Izumi Kawagoe, Kenji Suzuki
PURPOSE: Several vascular measurements in computed tomography (CT) were reported to be indicators of pulmonary hypertension in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. We evaluated the usefulness of these parameters as predictors of postoperative mortality in lung cancer patients with IIP. METHODS: This retrospective study was performed on 1888 patients. The following CT findings were evaluated: diameter of the main pulmonary artery, ascending aorta, and the short axis of the inferior vena cava (IVC)...
January 5, 2019: Surgery Today
Carol Reinero
Interstitial lung diseases (ILDs), also called diffuse parenchymal lung diseases, are a large heterogenous group of non-infectious, non-neoplastic disorders characterized by varied patterns of inflammation and fibrosis (Travis et al., 2002). In humans, accurate classification of interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) requires multidisciplinary collaboration between clinicians, radiologists and pathologists. The same is likely to be true for canine and feline ILDs; however, this collaborative approach is rarely taken, leading to a paucity of knowledge of ILDs in small animal species...
January 2019: Veterinary Journal
Mina Suematsu, Sundari Joseph, Keiko Abe, Hiroki Yasui, Noriyuki Takahashi, Kentaro Okazaki, Jenni Haxton, Morag McFadyen, Patrick Walker, Lesley Diack
To minimise the global burden of diabetes, the awareness of appropriate intervention methods for diabetes education and practice is essential. This project is the first international interprofessional education (IIPE) for the awareness of diabetes, with a focus on patient-centred care wherein three medical and four pharmacy students from Japan and one medical, two pharmacy, two nutrition and one occupational therapy (OT) student from Scotland participated. We described IIPE effects using interdisciplinary education perception scale (IEPS) before and after the programme among Scottish and Japanese students...
November 2018: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
Takefumi Nikaido, Yoshinori Tanino, Xintao Wang, Yuki Sato, Ryuichi Togawa, Masami Kikuchi, Kenichi Misa, Kazue Saito, Naoko Fukuhara, Takaya Kawamata, Mami Rikimaru, Takashi Umeda, Julia Morimoto, Tatsuhiko Koizumi, Yasuhito Suzuki, Kenichiro Hirai, Manabu Uematsu, Hiroyuki Minemura, Atsuro Fukuhara, Suguru Sato, Junpei Saito, Hiroshi Yokouchi, Kenya Kanazawa, Yoko Shibata
Background: Decorin is a small leucine-rich repeat proteoglycan that plays a critical role in collagen fibrillogenesis, and regulates inflammation, wound healing and angiogenesis. In idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), decorin is expressed in fibrotic lesions; furthermore, intratracheal gene transfer of decorin has been demonstrated to inhibit bleomycin-induced pulmonary fibrosis. Although these results suggest the critical role of decorin in pulmonary fibrosis, the role of decorin in the acute exacerbation of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (AE-IIP) has not been clarified in detail...
September 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
Daniel Simões Oliveira, José de Arimatéia Araújo Filho, Antonio Fernando Lins Paiva, Eduardo Seigo Ikari, Rodrigo Caruso Chate, César Higa Nomura
The diagnosis of idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs) involves a multidisciplinary scenario in which the radiologist assumes a key role. The latest (2013) update of the IIP classification by the American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society proposed some important changes to the original classification of 2002. The novelties include the addition of a new disease (idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis) and the subdivision of the IIPs into four main groups: chronic fibrosing IIPs (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and nonspecific interstitial pneumonia); smoking-related IIPs (desquamative interstitial pneumonia and respiratory bronchiolitis-associated interstitial lung disease); acute or subacute IIPs (cryptogenic organizing pneumonia and acute interstitial pneumonia); rare IIPs (lymphoid interstitial pneumonia and idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis); and the so-called "unclassifiable" IIPs...
September 2018: Radiologia Brasileira
Aliza Romirowsky, Richard Zweig, Lauren Glick Baker, Jo Anne Sirey
OBJECTIVE: Personality pathology is associated with impaired social functioning in adults, though further evidence is needed to examine the individual contributions of personality traits and processes to social functioning in depressed older adults. This study is a secondary analysis examining the relationship between maladaptive personality traits and processes and social role impairment in depressed older adults in primary care. METHODS: Participants (N = 56) were 77% female and ranged in age between 55-89 (M = 66...
October 26, 2018: Clinical Gerontologist
Zhaozhao Chen, Junying Li, Khaled Sinjab, Gustavo Mendonca, Haiyang Yu, Hom-Lay Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the accuracy of computer-guided surgery and freehand surgery on flapless immediate implant placement (IIP) in the anterior maxilla. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this split-mouth design, 24 maxillary incisors in 8 human cadaver heads were randomly divided into two groups: computer-guided surgery (n=12) and freehand surgery (n=12). Preoperatively, cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans were acquired, and all implants were planned with a software (Blue Sky Plan3)...
October 22, 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
Spyridon N Papageorgiou, Theodore Eliades, Christoph H F Hämmerle
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to assess clinical evidence on adverse effects of osseointegrated implants placed among natural teeth of a residual dentition. METHODS: Seven databases were searched without restrictions up to January 2018 for clinical studies on implant infraposition (IIP) or proximal contact point (PCP) loss to the adjacent teeth. After duplicate selection, data extraction, and risk of bias assessment according to the Cochrane guidelines, random-effects meta-analyses of odds ratios (OR) or mean differences (MD) and their 95% confidence intervals (CI) were performed, followed by meta-regression and sensitivity analyses...
October 2018: Clinical Oral Implants Research
Peiyan Zheng, Xiaoqing Liu, Huimin Huang, Zijun Guo, Ge Wu, Haisheng Hu, Chuanxu Cai, Wenting Luo, Nili Wei, Qian Han, Baoqing Sun
Background: Idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) can induce type II alveolar epithelial cell proliferation and pulmonary basement membrane damage and subsequent release of Krebs von den Lungen-6 antigen (KL-6) to the bloodstream. This study investigated the diagnostic and prognostic value of serum KL-6 levels for IIP. Methods: One hundred five patients with lung disease were divided into IIP (n=75) and non-IIP groups (n=30) according to pathological and computed tomography findings...
August 2018: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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