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#1
LETTER
P Charlier, F Bou Abdallah, S Deo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 6, 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818275/electromagnetic-fields-may-act-via-calcineurin-inhibition-to-suppress-immunity-thereby-increasing-risk-for-opportunistic-infection-conceivable-mechanisms-of-action
#2
P R Doyon, O Johansson
While a good number of studies have demonstrated that modern, man-made ambient electromagnetic fields can have both stimulatory and inhibitory effect on immune system function, the precise mechanisms have yet to be completely elucidated. It is hypothesized here that, depending on the parameters, one of the means by which long-term electromagnetic field exposure has the potential to eventually lead to immunosuppression is via downstream inhibition of the enzyme calcineurin - a protein phosphatase, which activates the T-cells of the immune system and can be blocked by pharmaceutical agents...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818274/the-affection-of-the-disturbance-of-the-hydrodynamics-of-blood-in-case-of-stress-on-pathological-increase-of-level-of-low-density-lipoproteins-in-blood-the-formation-of-cylindrical-plaques-and-their-participation-in-the-development-of-acute-ischemic-disorders
#3
S E Rusanov
In this article is given the new insight about the affection of stress on the increase of level of low density lipoproteins (LDL) in the blood, which is connected with the disturbance of hydrodynamics in the bloodstream, the attention was paid to the cylindrical cholesterol plaque, and it's classification. The disturbance of hydrodynamics of blood under the stress leads to the formation of a cylindrical cholesterol plaque, which repeats the contour of the vessel, and leads to the ischemic disorders of the heart and brain...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818273/a-novel-genetic-model-to-explore-the-brenner-hypothesis-linking-nephron-endowment-and-number-with-hypertension
#4
Sean P Didion
Nephron endowment, the total number of nephrons an individual is born with, is determined by both genetic and environmental factors during embryonic development. In 1988, Brenner hypothesized that there was an inverse relationship between nephron number and hypertension. Over the course of one's lifetime it is predicted that even healthy individuals will lose a significant percentage of nephrons as part of normal aging. Thus, a low nephron endowment at birth or in combination with age- or disease-related nephron loss could pre-dispose individuals to the development of hypertension...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818272/on-human-parthenogenesis
#5
Gabriel Jose de Carli, Tiago Campos Pereira
Spontaneous parthenogenetic and androgenetic events occur in humans, but they result in tumours: the ovarian teratoma and the hydatidiform mole, respectively. However, the observation of fetiform (ovarian) teratomas, the serependious identification of several chimeric human parthenotes and androgenotes in the last two decades, along with the creation of viable bi-maternal mice in the laboratory based on minor genetic interferences, raises the question of whether natural cases of clinically healthy human parthenotes have gone unnoticed to science...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818271/the-vestibulocochlear-bases-for-wartime-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-manifestations
#6
T A Tigno, R A Armonda, R S Bell, M A Severson
Preliminary findings based on earlier retrospective studies of 229 wartime head injuries managed by the Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC)/National Naval Medical Center (NNMC) Neurosurgery Service during the period 2003-08 detected a threefold rise in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) manifestations (10.45%) among Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) having concomitant vestibulocochlear injuries compared to 3% for the TBI group without vestibulo-cochlear damage (VCD), prompting the authors to undertake a more focused study of the vestibulo-auditory pathway in explaining the development of posttraumatic stress disorder manifestations among the mostly Blast-exposed head-injured...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818270/the-glass-ceiling-a-biological-phenomenon
#7
Tom W J Schulpen
Many brilliant and ambitious young women lose their drive for top careers after childbirth. New maternal impulses are at odds with their original ambitions and for many mothers stress and frustration will be the result as they have to combine child care with workweeks of 60-80h to reach or remain at the top. Pregnancy hormones modify the female's brain as has been demonstrated already for decades in animals. This brain plasticity due to adult neurogenesis in the so called maternal circuitry of the limbic system is long-lasting and perhaps lifelong...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818269/when-a-model-becomes-the-real-thing-a-neuro-cognitive-account-of-demonic-possession
#8
Ivaylo Borislavov Iotchev, Hein Thomas van Schie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818268/-metformin-resistant-folic-acid-producing-probiotics-or-folic-acid-against-metformin-s-adverse-effects-like-diarrhea
#9
Abdullah Olgun
Metformin, first line medication in the treatment of type2 diabetes by millions of patients worldwide, causes gastrointestinal adverse effects (i.e. diarrhea) in approximately 30% of patients, frequently leading to discontinuation. Interestingly, metformin was reported to increase life span in a microscopic worm, Caenorhabditis elegans, by decreasing folate and methionine production of bacteria that this worm uses as a food source. Metformin can be expected to have a similar effect on some microorganisms of human gut microbiota...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818267/is-small-intestinal-bacterial-overgrowth-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-functional-dyspepsia
#10
Georgios Tziatzios, Evangelos J Giamarellos-Bourboulis, Ioannis S Papanikolaou, Mark Pimentel, George D Dimitriadis, Konstantinos Triantafyllou
Functional dyspepsia is a highly prevalent disease, with significant impacts on patients' quality of life and economic robustness of health care systems worldwide. It constitutes a constellation of symptoms located in the gastro duodenal region while its pathogenesis remains poorly understood. Accumulating evidence suggest that small intestinal bacterial overgrowth is associated with the etiology of functional gastrointestinal disorders. We herein present the hypothesis that a causal link between small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and functional dyspepsia might exist...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818266/microrna-93-elevation-after-myocardial-infarction-is-cardiac-protective
#11
Kai Li, Tao Lin, Lingdan Chen, Neng Wang
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is one of the most serious diseases that endangers human health worldwide, myocardial infarction (MI) is an acute form of CAD. Recent developments in MI therapies have resulted in significant reductions in mortality. However, subsequent chronic congestive heart failure and ventricle remodeling plagues an increasing number of MI patients. MicroRNAs (miR) have been reported to be involved in the process of cardiac remodeling, a recent study shows that miR-93 is elevated in the blood of CAD patients...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818265/is-periodontitis-a-risk-factor-for-infections-in-cirrhotic-patients
#12
B Di Profio, C C Villar, L Saraiva, K L Ortega, C M Pannuti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818264/the-potential-management-of-oral-candidiasis-using-anti-biofilm-therapies
#13
Warren Chanda, Thomson P Joseph, Wendong Wang, Arshad A Padhiar, Mintao Zhong
Candida albicans is a minor component of the oral microbiota and an opportunistic pathogen that takes advantage of the immunocompromised host and causes oral mucositis and oral candidiasis. This organism is able to undergo phenotypic modification from a yeast to hyphae growth phase, one of the key arsenals for immune cell evasion, tissue invasion and biofilm formation. The latter property coupled with overgrowth and immune compromising factors such as HIV/AIDS, cancer treatments, organ transplantation, diabetes, corticosteroid use, dentures, and broad-spectrum antibiotic use have modified the fungus from a normal component of the microflora to a foe of an oral cavity and resulting in reduced sensitivity towards commonly utilised antifungal agents...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818263/link-between-mast-cells-and-bacteria-antimicrobial-defense-function-and-regulation-by-cytokines
#14
LETTER
Pio Conti, Francesco Carinci, Alessandro Caraffa, Gianpaolo Ronconi, Gianfranco Lessiani, Theoharis C Theoharides
Bacteria and their products, such as LPS, act on mast cells (MCs) to induce the secretion of multiple cytokines, including IL-1, TNF, IL-18 and IL-33, which can be dosed in the site of infected tissues. Antigen-binding IgE cross-links FcεRI on mast cells involves the generation and activation of PKCδ, ERK, tyrosine kinases (Syk and Lyn) and mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs), inducing the release of chemical mediators which provoke inflammation and hypersensitive reaction. Other stimuli, including, cytokines, neuropeptides, chemical and physical activators, can also act on MCs to release a plethora of inflammatory compounds...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818262/brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-mediates-cognitive-improvements-following-acute-exercise
#15
Andrew Borror
The mechanisms causing improved cognition following acute exercise are poorly understood. This article proposes that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is the main factor contributing to improved cognition following exercise. Additionally, it argues that cerebral blood flow (CBF) and oxidative stress explain the release of BDNF from cerebral endothelial cells. One way to test these hypotheses is to block endothelial function and measure the effect on BDNF levels and cognitive performance. The CBF and oxidative stress can also be examined in relationship to BDNF using a multiple linear regression...
September 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735655/an-intramedullary-nail-coated-with-antibiotic-and-growth-factor-nanoparticles-an-individualized-state-of-the-art-treatment-for-chronic-osteomyelitis-with-bone-defects
#16
Roberto Berebichez-Fridman, Pablo Montero-Olvera, Ricardo Gómez-García, Enrique Berebichez-Fastlicht
Among various infections, chronic osteomyelitis is one of the most challenging in terms of treatment. This infection is more common among patients with open fractures and those who have undergone elective orthopedic procedures. The treatment of osteomyelitis requires high antibiotic doses and an aggressive and multifaceted surgical approach. The use of parenteral antibiotics alone, without debridement, is not sufficiently effective, due to the formation of sequestra and the low vascularity of the affected area...
August 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735654/chronic-fatigue-syndrome-and-idiopathic-intracranial-hypertension-different-manifestations-of-the-same-disorder-of-intracranial-pressure
#17
J Nicholas P Higgins, John D Pickard, Andrew M L Lever
Though not discussed in the medical literature or considered in clinical practice, there are similarities between chronic fatigue syndrome and idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) which ought to encourage exploration of a link between them. The cardinal symptoms of each - fatigue and headache - are common in the other and their multiple other symptoms are frequently seen in both. The single discriminating factor is raised intracranial pressure, evidenced in IIH usually by the sign of papilloedema, regarded as responsible for the visual symptoms which can lead to blindness...
August 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735653/-re-wiring-a-brain-with-light-clinical-and-visual-processing-findings-after-application-of-specific-coloured-glasses-in-patients-with-symptoms-of-a-visual-processing-disorder-cvpd-challenge-of-a-possible-new-perspective
#18
Edgar Friederichs, Siegfried Wahl
The present investigation examined whether changes of electrophysiological late event related potential pattern could be used to reflect clinical changes from therapeutic intervention with coloured glasses in a group of patients with symptoms of central visual processing disorder. Subjects consisted of 13 patients with average age 16years (range 6-51years) with attention problems and learning disability, respectively. These patients were provided with specified coloured glasses which were required to be used during day time...
August 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735652/boiling-factors-in-the-pot-of-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-management-the-role-of-exercise
#19
LETTER
Roberto Codella
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735651/the-effect-of-artesunate-on-short-term-memory-in-lyme-borreliosis
#20
B K Puri, J S Hakkarainen-Smith, J A Monro
Lyme borreliosis is associated with memory deficits. While this may be related to cerebral infection by Borrelia bacteria, it may also be caused by concomitant co-infection by Babesia protozoa. The anti-malarial artemisinin-derivative artesunate has been shown to be effective against a number of Babesia species and to have efficacy against human cerebral malaria. We hypothesised that concomitant administration of artesunate in Lyme borreliosis patients would help alleviate the severity of self-reported short-term memory impairment...
August 2017: Medical Hypotheses
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