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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811849/meniere-s-disease-and-vestibular-migraine-updates-and-review-of-the-literature
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Paul Tabet, Issam Saliba
The diagnosis of Meniere's disease (MD) and vestibular migraine (VM) is primarily based on clinical criteria and their differentiation is often difficult. Currently, there are no known definitive diagnostic tests that can reliably distinguish the two conditions. Patients with MD and patients with VM are treated differently, therefore improving the diagnosis of these two pathologies should avoid errors in management. A systematic review was conducted according to PRISMA guidelines. Medline-Ovid and Embase databases were used to conduct a thorough search of English-language publications dating from 1948 to March 2016...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808139/differential-expression-of-sirtuin-2-and-adipocyte-maturation-restriction-an-adaptation-process-during-hypoxia-in-fish
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Ekambaram Padmini, Parasuraman Parimala
Sirtuins have received wide spread attention due to their diverse physiological role in metabolism. Among sirtuins, SIRT2 is more abundant in adipocytes; exerts effect on adipocyte differentiation, a process involves conversion of preadipocytes to mature adipocytes orchestrated by adipokines and adipogenic transcription factors. Grey mullets (Scientific name: Mugil cephalus) were chosen as study organism due to its excellent serve as a biomonitor. Adipocytes isolated from natural field condition were termed as field hypoxic (Ennore) and normoxic (Kovalam) based on DO level in the estuary...
August 14, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806326/recurrent-vestibular-migraine-vertigo-attacks-associated-with-the-development-of-profound-bilateral-vestibulopathy-a-case-series
#3
Jacob L Wester, Akira Ishiyama, Gail Ishiyama
BACKGROUND: Bilateral vestibulopathy (BVP) is a debilitating condition characterized by gait ataxia, oscillopsia, and imbalance. OBJECTIVE: Case series of patients with migraine-linked vertigo spells and profound BVP. PATIENT 1:: A 69-year-old man presented with a history of recurrent severe vertigo spells lasting up to 3 days in duration associated with prostrating migraine headaches starting at age 60. His symptoms were misdiagnosed as an anxiety syndrome. At age 68, electronystagmography (ENG) revealed bilaterally absent caloric responses and complete BVP...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772334/myocardial-glucose-clearance-by-aspalathin-treatment-in-young-mature-and-obese-insulin-resistant-rats
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Sybrand Engelbrecht Smit, Rabia Johnson, Mignon Alberta Van Vuuren, Barbara Huisamen
Rooibos, an indigenous South African plant ingested as herbal tea, is well known for its antioxidant effects. This in vitro study investigated aspalathin (C21H24O11), a dihydrochalcone unique to rooibos, for hypoglycemic effects in the context of age- and obesity-induced insulin resistance and the mechanisms involved. Male Wistar rats were allocated into three groups: 16 - 30 weeks feeding with either standard rat chow or a high-caloric diet, or 6 - 10 weeks feeding with standard rat chow. Ventricular cardiomyocytes were isolated by collagenase perfusion digestion, and glucose uptake was determined by 2-[(3)H]-deoxyglucose accumulation...
August 3, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764844/biliopancreatic-diversion-with-duodenal-switch-leads-to-better-postprandial-glucose-level-and-beta-cell-function-than-sleeve-gastrectomy-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-very-early-after-surgery
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Andréanne Michaud, Thomas Grenier-Larouche, Dominique Caron-Dorval, Simon Marceau, Laurent Biertho, Serge Simard, Denis Richard, André Tchernof, André C Carpentier
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the short-term effect of sleeve gastrectomy (SG) and biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch (DS) in order to determine if exclusion of the upper gastrointestinal tract confers greater metabolic improvement, independent of weight loss. METHODS: Standard meals were administered before and on day 3 and 4 after SG to assess insulin sensitivity, β-cell function and gastrointestinal hormone responses in matched normoglycemic (NG) and type 2 diabetes (T2D) participants...
September 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761649/discovering-successful-strategies-for-diabetic-self-management-a-qualitative-comparative-study
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Susan C Weller, Roberta Baer, Anita Nash, Noe Perez
OBJECTIVE: This project explored lifestyles of patients in good and poor control to identify naturally occurring practices and strategies that result in successful diabetes management. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Semistructured interviews with adult patients with type 2 diabetes explored diet, food preparation, physical activity, medication use and glucose monitoring. Patients (n=56) were classified into good (A1C <7.0%), fair (7.0%<A1C<8.0%) or poor (A1C >8...
2017: BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754349/effect-of-steviol-steviol-glycosides-and-stevia-extract-on-glucocorticoid-receptor-signaling-in-normal-and-cancer-blood-cells
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Christina Panagiotou, Chrysovalantou Mihailidou, George Brauhli, Olga Katsarou, Paraskevi Moutsatsou
The use of steviol glycosides as non-caloric sweeteners has proven to be beneficial for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), obesity, and metabolic syndrome. However, recent data demonstrate that steviol and stevioside might act as glucocorticoid receptor (GR) agonists and thus correlate with adverse effects on metabolism. Herein, we evaluated the impact of steviol, steviol glycosides, and a Greek-derived stevia extract on a number of key steps of GR signaling cascade in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and in Jurkat leukemia cells...
July 25, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745470/effects-of-taurine-on-markers-of-muscle-damage-inflammatory-response-and-physical-performance-in-triathletes
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Bryan S Martinez Galan, Flavia Giolo de Carvalho, Priscila Carvalho Santos, Ronaldo Bucken Gobbi, Carlos Kalva-Filho, Marcelo Papoti, Adelino Sanchez Silva, Ellen C Freitas
BACKGROUND: The practice of prolonged exercise with high intensity, as seen in triathlon training, can cause physiological imbalances that might result in muscle fatigue, muscle damage and changes in systemic inflammatory response, thus reduce the athletes physical performance, therefore, both adequate total caloric and macronutrient intake also the use of a specific ergogenic aid, as taurine supplementation would be an alternative to prevent inflammation and muscle damage. In order to verify the effects of 8 weeks of taurine and chocolate milk supplementation, markers of muscle damage, inflammation, and aerobic capacity were quantified in triathletes...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742631/vestibular-function-in-adults-with-epilepsy-of-unknown-etiology
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Sherifa A Hamed, Amal M Tohamy, Amira M Oseilly
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate vestibular function in adults with chronic epilepsy of unknown etiology in the inter-ictal period. BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a chronic medical disorder. Life-long therapy may be required in one-third of patients. Epilepsy is associated with comorbid somatic conditions which impairs patients' quality of life. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 28 with generalized tonic clonic (GTC) convulsions and 14 and 3 with temporal (TLE) and frontal lobe (FLE) epilepsies with secondary generalization (all were on regular carbamazepine therapy) and 40 healthy control subjects...
September 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741403/comparative-study-between-the-caloric-vestibular-and-the-video-head-impulse-tests-in-unilateral-meni%C3%A3-re-s-disease
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Jonathan Andrés Cordero-Yanza, Edna Verónica Arrieta Vázquez, Juan Carlos Hernaiz Leonardo, Jimena Mancera Sánchez, Mario Sabas Hernández Palestina, Nicolás Pérez-Fernández
OBJECTIVE: Compare the caloric vestibular test (CVT) and the video head impulse test (vHIT) in the evaluation of Meniere's disease (MD) and to analyze their diagnostic accuracy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of CVT and vHIT performed in MD patients at a tertiary care referral center in Spain. RESULTS: A total of 88 patients were reviewed. The CVT was abnormal in 67% (n = 59) of patients, while the vHIT was abnormal in 66% (n = 58) of them...
July 25, 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737283/prevalence-of-hearing-and-vestibular-loss-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients-exposed-to-aminoglycosides
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Jaynee A Handelsman, Samya Z Nasr, Crystal Pitts, William M King
AIM: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) patients frequently use aminoglycosides (AGS) to treat CF exacerbation due to colonization with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Although AGS can cause vestibular and auditory sensory losses that can negatively impact quality of life, little is known about the prevalence of vestibular loss in this population. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of hearing loss and/or vestibular dysfunction in CF patients treated with AGS. METHODS: The relationship between hearing status and vestibular status was also investigated...
July 24, 2017: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719825/degeneration-of-the-vestibular-nerve-in-unilateral-meniere-s-disease-evaluated-by-galvanic-vestibular-evoked-myogenic-potentials
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Chih-Ming Chang, Yi-Ho Young, Fu-Shan Jaw, Chi-Te Wang, Po-Wen Cheng
OBJECTIVE: The staging system of Meniere's disease utilizes audiograms to probe cochlear dysfunction. We explored the addition of galvanic vestibular-evoked myogenic potentials (VEMP) to further explore vestibular function. METHODS: Seventy patients with unilateral Meniere's disease were enrolled in this study. Within 2weeks of diagnosis, all subjects underwent pure tone audiometry, cervical and ocular VEMP, and caloric test. The prevalence of abnormal tests and the VEMP characteristic parameters such as latencies and amplitudes were analyzed...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716096/optimizing-reproducibility-of-operant-testing-through-reinforcer-standardization-identification-of-key-nutritional-constituents-determining-reward-strength-in-touchscreens
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Eun Woo Kim, Benjamin U Phillips, Christopher J Heath, So Yeon Cho, Hyunjeong Kim, Jemeen Sreedharan, Ho-Taek Song, Jong Eun Lee, Timothy J Bussey, Chul Hoon Kim, Eosu Kim, Lisa M Saksida
Reliable and reproducible assessment of animal learning and behavior is a central aim of basic and translational neuroscience research. Recent developments in automated operant chamber technology have led to the possibility of universal standard protocols, in addition to increased translational potential, reliability and accuracy. However, the impact of regional and national differences in the supplies of available reinforcers in this system on behavioural performance and inter-laboratory variability is an unknown and at present uncontrolled variable...
July 17, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715436/use-of-water-turnover-method-to-measure-mother-s-milk-flow-in-a-rat-model-application-to-dams-receiving-a-low-protein-diet-during-gestation-and-lactation
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Thomas Sevrin, Marie-Cécile Alexandre-Gouabau, Dominique Darmaun, Antoine Palvadeau, Agnès André, Patrick Nguyen, Khadija Ouguerram, Clair-Yves Boquien
Assessment of milk production is of utmost relevance for pediatricians and scientists interested in early life nutrition. The weight-suckle-weight (WSW) method, which consists of weighing babies before and after they suckle their mother, uses the difference in body weight as an estimate of milk intake. However, this is prone to many sources of error. In the current study, we used for the first time the water turnover method and compartmental analysis with deuterated water (D2O) as a non-toxic tracer to quantify in vivo milk production in a rat model...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713531/the-effects-of-fasting-during-ramadan-on-the-concentration-of-serotonin-dopamine-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-nerve-growth-factor
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Abdolhossein Bastani, Sadegh Rajabi, Fatemeh Kianimarkani
Neurotransmitters and neurotrophic factors are signaling molecules that play a crucial role in cell proliferation, differentiation, survival and functions of neurons. It is believed that caloric restriction could help the health of the nervous system by affecting the synthesis of neurotrophins and neurotransmitter and oxygen radical metabolism. The objective was to investigate the plasma levels of serotonin, dopamine, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and nerve growth factor (NGF) in 29 healthy fasted subjects (22 women and 7 men) during the month of fasting in Ramadan...
June 23, 2017: Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708901/sex-specific-enhancement-of-palatability-driven-feeding-in-adolescent-rats
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Andrew T Marshall, Angela T Liu, Niall P Murphy, Nigel T Maidment, Sean B Ostlund
It has been hypothesized that brain development during adolescence perturbs reward processing in a way that may ultimately contribute to the risky decision making associated with this stage of life, particularly in young males. To investigate potential reward dysfunction during adolescence, Experiment 1 examined palatable fluid intake in rats as a function of age and sex. During a series of twice-weekly test sessions, non-food-deprived rats were given the opportunity to voluntarily consume a highly palatable sweetened condensed milk (SCM) solution...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706476/long-term-sex-dependent-vulnerability-to-metabolic-challenges-in-prenatally-stressed-rats
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Pamela Panetta, Alessandra Berry, Veronica Bellisario, Sara Capoccia, Carla Raggi, Alessia Luoni, Linda Longo, Marco A Riva, Francesca Cirulli
Prenatal stress (PNS) might affect the developmental programming of adult chronic diseases such as metabolic and mood disorders. The molecular mechanisms underlying such regulations may rely upon long-term changes in stress-responsive effectors such as Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) that can affect neuronal plasticity underlying mood disorders and may also play a role in metabolic regulation. Based upon previous data, we hypothesized that PNS might lead to greater vulnerability to an obesogenic challenge experienced at adulthood...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703963/comparing-the-effects-of-sucrose-and-high-fructose-corn-syrup-on-lipid-metabolism-and-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-disease-in-male-rats
#18
Joanna Sadowska, Magda Bruszkowska
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to compare, in an animal model, the effect of different sugar types (sucrose vs. high-fructose corn syrup 55%) consumed as 10% by weight of the diet (11.6% of daily caloric intake) on the amount of food consumed, body weight, fatty tissue deposits, concentrations of selected lipids, and atherogenic indices of blood plasma. Material and method. The experiment was carried out on 30 5-month-old Wistar male rats, fed three differ- ent diets, containing, amongst other foods, (1) ground unrefined cereal grains, (2) sucrose, (3) high-fructose corn syrup...
April 2017: Acta Scientiarum Polonorum. Technologia Alimentaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702439/physiological-adaptations-induced-by-swimming-in-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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Pedro Augusto Silva Nogueira, Miriam Pimenta Pereira, Jeferson José Gomes Soares, Anderson Ferraz Norton Filho, Izadora Mayumi Fujinami Tanimoto, Ivana Alice Teixeira Fonseca, Homero Oliveira Avelar, Francoise Vasconcelos Botelho, Leonardo Roever, Alexandre Antônio Vieira, Renata Graciele Zanon
This study examined physiological variables of animals fed with a high-fat diet (HFD) or with a normal diet (ND) subjected to swimming at low and moderate level. Over 16 weeks, a group of animals was fed with HFD or ND, and at the 8 weeks, they started swimming with 50% or 80% of the maximum load achieved in the progressive work test. Weekly, body weight and the amount of ingested food were registered. The glycemic level was measured at the beginning, middle and at the end of the experiment. Adipose tissue, gastrocnemius muscles and hearts were collected for morphometry...
June 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695324/the-effect-of-almonds-on-vitamin-e-status-and-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-korean-adults-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#20
Hana Jung, C-Y Oliver Chen, Jeffrey B Blumberg, Ho-Kyung Kwak
PURPOSE: Almonds have shown to beneficially modify some cardiovascular risk factors in clinical trials conducted in diverse ethnic populations but this relationship has never been tested in Koreans. Thus, we tested the impact of almonds consumed as a snack within the context of a typical Korean diet on cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS: We conducted a randomized, crossover trial in a free-living setting with a 2-week run-in period, two 4-week intervention phases, and a 2-week washout period between interventions...
July 10, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
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