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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933693/heart-transplantation-in-children-with-intellectual-disability-an-analysis-of-the-unos-database
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Alexander N Goel, Amit Iyengar, Kenneth Schowengerdt, Andrew C Fiore, Charles B Huddleston
Heart transplantation in children with intellectual disability (ID) is an issue of debate due to the shortage of available donor organs. We sought to perform the first large-scale retrospective cohort study describing the prevalence and outcomes of heart transplantation in this population. The United Network of Organ Sharing database was queried from 2008 to 2015 for pediatric patients (age <19 years) receiving first, isolated heart transplant. Recipients were divided into three subgroups: definite ID, probable ID, and no ID...
December 9, 2016: Pediatric Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933543/integrative-analysis-of-genetic-genomic-and-phenotypic-data-for-ethanol-behaviors-a-network-based-pipeline-for-identifying-mechanisms-and-potential-drug-targets
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James W Bogenpohl, Kristin M Mignogna, Maren L Smith, Michael F Miles
Complex behavioral traits, such as alcohol abuse, are caused by an interplay of genetic and environmental factors, producing deleterious functional adaptations in the central nervous system. The long-term behavioral consequences of such changes are of substantial cost to both the individual and society. Substantial progress has been made in the last two decades in understanding elements of brain mechanisms underlying responses to ethanol in animal models and risk factors for alcohol use disorder (AUD) in humans...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933366/deficits-in-autonomic-indices-of-emotion-regulation-and-reward-processing-associated-with-prescription-opioid-use-and-misuse
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Eric L Garland, Craig J Bryan, Yoshio Nakamura, Brett Froeliger, Matthew O Howard
RATIONALE: Prescription opioid misuse and high-dose opioid use may result in allostatic dysregulation of hedonic brain circuitry, leading to reduced emotion regulation capacity. In particular, opioid misuse may blunt the ability to experience and upregulate positive affect from natural rewards. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine associations between opioid use/misuse and autonomic indices of emotion regulation capability in a sample of chronic pain patients receiving prescription opioid pharmacotherapy...
December 8, 2016: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933306/significant-changes-in-endogenous-retinal-gene-expression-assessed-1-year-after-a-single-intraocular-injection-of-aav-cntf-or-aav-bdnf
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Chrisna J LeVaillant, Anil Sharma, Jill Muhling, Lachlan Pg Wheeler, Greg S Cozens, Mats Hellström, Jennifer Rodger, Alan R Harvey
Use of viral vectors to deliver therapeutic genes to the central nervous system holds promise for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and neurotrauma. Adeno-associated viral (AAV) vectors encoding brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) or ciliary derived neurotrophic factor (CNTF) promote the viability and regeneration of injured adult rat retinal ganglion cells. However, these growth-inducing transgenes are driven by a constitutively active promoter, thus we examined whether long-term AAV-mediated secretion of BDNF or CNTF affected endogenous retinal gene expression...
2016: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932895/are-patients-and-doctors-accounts-of-the-first-specialist-consultation-for-chronic-back-pain-in-agreement
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Kathy B White, John Lee, Amanda C de C Williams
INTRODUCTION: The first consultation at a specialist pain clinic is potentially a pivotal event in a patient's pain history, affecting treatment adherence and engagement with longer term self-management. What doctors communicate to patients about their chronic pain and how patients interpret doctors' messages and explanations in pain consultations are under-investigated, particularly in specialist care. Yet, patients value personalized information about their pain problem. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixteen patients in their first specialist pain clinic consultation and the doctors they consulted were interviewed shortly after the consultation...
2016: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932860/rebound-macular-edema-following-oral-acetazolamide-therapy-for-juvenile-x-linked-retinoschisis-in-an-italian-family
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Maria Silvana Galantuomo, Maurizio Fossarello, Alberto Cuccu, Roberta Farci, Markus N Preising, Birgit Lorenz, Pietro Emanuele Napoli
BACKGROUND: Juvenile X-linked retinoschisis (RS1, OMIM: 312700) is a hereditary vitreoretinal dystrophy characterized by bilateral foveal schisis and, in half of the patients, splitting through the nerve fiber layer in the peripheral retina. In the first decade of life, patients usually develop a decrease in visual acuity. Long-term visual outcomes can be poor due to the limited number of known successful treatments. PURPOSE: The purposes of this study were to present, for the first time, a p...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932676/recovery-of-central-and-peripheral-neuromuscular-fatigue-after-exercise
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Timothy John Carroll, Janet L Taylor, Simon C Gandevia
Sustained physical exercise leads to a reduced capacity to produce voluntary force that typically outlasts the exercise bout. This "fatigue" can be due both to impaired muscle function, termed "peripheral fatigue", and a reduction in the capacity of the central nervous system to activate muscles, termed "central fatigue". In this mini-review we consider the factors that determine the recovery of voluntary force generating capacity after various types of exercise. After brief, high-intensity exercise there is typically a rapid restitution of force that is due to recovery of central fatigue (typically within 2min) and aspects of peripheral fatigue associated with excitation-contraction coupling and re-perfusion of muscles (typically within 3-5 min)...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932530/affective-alterations-in-patients-with-cushing-s-syndrome-in-remission-are-associated-with-decreased-bdnf-and-cortisone-levels
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E Valassi, I Crespo, B G Keevil, A Aulinas, E Urgell, A Santos, P J Trainer, S M Webb
OBJECTIVE: Affective alterations and poorer quality of life often persist in patients with Cushing's syndrome (CS) in remission. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) regulates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPA) and is highly expressed in brain areas controlling mood and response to stress. Our aims were to assess affective alterations after long-term remission of CS and evaluate whether they are associated with serum BDNF, salivary cortisol (SalF) and/or cortisone (SalE) concentrations...
February 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932160/successful-short-term-intravenous-treatment-of-disseminated-nocardia-farcinica-infection-with-severe-hyponatremia-after-kidney-transplantation-a-case-report
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A L Herzog, C Wanner, K Lopau
BACKGROUND: Nocardia is a genus of gram-positive Actinomycetes that are ubiquitous in decaying organic material, soil, and water. Some Nocardia species can infect humans, mainly by airborne transmission. Several reports describe disseminated infections, which are rare and mostly affect strongly immunocompromised patients because intact T-cell-mediated immunity is the major protective mechanism. CASE REPORT: We report a case of disseminated pulmonary, cerebral, and cutaneous infection with Nocardia farcinica in a 66-year-old kidney transplant recipient treated with low-dose triple immunosuppression...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932109/risk-evaluation-and-outcome-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-pneumonia-in-kidney-transplant-patients
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S Brakemeier, M Dürr, F Bachmann, D Schmidt, J Gaedeke, K Budde
Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia (PJP) affects immunocompromised patients. As a result of effective prophylaxis in the 1st months after kidney transplantation, PJP is increasingly diagnosed in the long term after transplantation. The present study evaluates course and outcome of PJP in a single transplant center from 2010 to 2015. Twenty-three patients presented with PJP at a mean of 53.7 ± 50.2 months after transplantation. Of these, 3 patients underwent ABO-incompatible (ABO-i) living-donor transplantation and 3 patients were treated with the use of belatacept...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931852/the-baf45a-phf10-subunit-of-swi-snf-like-chromatin-remodeling-complexes-is-essential-for-hematopoietic-stem-cell-maintenance
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Veneta Krasteva, Gerald R Crabtree, Julie A Lessard
The ability of hemopoietic stem cells to self-renew and differentiate into downstream lineages is dependent on specialized chromatin environments that establish and maintain stage-specific patterns of gene expression. However, the epigenetic factors responsible for mediating these regulatory events remain poorly defined. Here we provide evidence that BAF45a/PHF10, a subunit of SWI/SNF-like chromatin remodeling complexes, is essential for adult hemopoietic stem cell (HSC) maintenance and myeloid lineage development...
December 5, 2016: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931774/neonatal-venlafaxine-discontinuation-syndrome-a-mini-review
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REVIEW
Jonathon Holland, Richard Brown
During pregnancy, the developing fetal brain may be exposed to a range of psychotropic medications. The serotonin-noradrenergic reuptake inhibitor venlafaxine is one such drug, when used as a maternal antidepressant. Here we review the discontinuation phenomenon that may follow in exposed neonates following birth. Adults who abruptly stop taking venlafaxine can experience withdrawal symptoms. Venlafaxine and its metabolites cross the placenta and so the newborn can be exposed to this risk, as well as potential toxicity...
November 25, 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931520/translational-potential-of-long-term-decreases-in-mitochondrial-lipids-in-a-mouse-model-of-gulf-war-illness
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Laila Abdullah, James E Evans, Utsav Joshi, Gogce Crynen, Jon Reed, Benoit Mouzon, Stephan Baumann, Hannah Montague, Zuchra Zakirova, Tanja Emmerich, Corbin Bachmeier, Nancy Klimas, Kimberly Sullivan, Michael Mullan, Ghania Ait-Ghezala, Fiona Crawford
Gulf War Illness (GWI) affects 25% of veterans from the 1990-1991 Gulf War (GW) and is accompanied by damage to the brain regions involved in memory processing. After twenty-five years, the chronic pathobiology of GWI is still unexplained. To address this problem, we examined the long-term consequences of GW exposures in an established GWI mouse model to identify biological processes that are relevant to the chronic symptoms of GWI. Three-month old male C57BL6 mice were exposed for 10days to GW agents (pyridostigmine bromide and permethrin)...
November 30, 2016: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931028/sustained-effects-of-neonatal-systemic-lipopolysaccharide-on-il-1%C3%AE-and-nrf2-in-adult-rat-substantia-nigra-are-partly-normalized-by-a-spirulina-enriched-diet
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Jaspal Patil, Ashok Matte, Hans Nissbrandt, Carina Mallard, Mats Sandberg
BACKGROUND/AIM: Neonatal infection can sensitize the adult substantia nigra (SN) to secondary insults, causing a decrease in antioxidant capacity which may lead to Parkinson's disease in adults. We studied the prolonged effect of systemic infection by (i.p.) administration of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on interleukin (IL)-1β, the antioxidant regulator nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2), and the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator (PGC)-1α in rat SN...
December 9, 2016: Neuroimmunomodulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930565/a-case-report-with-the-peculiar-concomitance-of-2-different-genetic-syndromes
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Alberto Lerario, Irene Colombo, Donatella Milani, Lorenzo Peverelli, Luisa Villa, Roberto Del Bo, Monica Sciacco, Giacomo Pietro Comi, Susanna Esposito, Maurizio Moggio
RATIONALE: Down syndrome (DS) is the most common chromosome disorder in live born infants, affecting several body systems, but usually sparing skeletal muscles. We present the case of a child with coexistence of DS and dystrophinopathy. Only 1 similar case has been reported so far. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 8-year-old boy with DS had a history of incidental finding of increased serum creatine kinase levels up to 1775 U/L (normal values 38-174 U/L). He presented no delay in motor development; at the neurological examination, no muscle weakness or fatigability was detected in 2 different evaluations performed over a 6-month period...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930463/navigation-system-approach-in-zygomatic-implant-technique
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Giulio Gasparini, Roberto Boniello, Andreina Laforì, Paolo De Angelis, Vito Del Deo, Alessandro Moro, Gianmarco Saponaro, Sandro Pelo
In some patients, the resolution of severe maxillary atrophies can be hardly achieved without the use of zygomatic implants. Although many scientific studies have already demonstrated the excellent immediate stability in long term, the use of zygomatic implants is not yet widespread. Among the complications of this technique, the most threatening is the risk of damaging the eyeball or the maxillary nerve.The use of the navigator system as a surgical aid for implant placement allows to control, at any time, the position of the drill in the bone, avoiding any injury to ocular and nervous structures...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929423/plant-responses-to-climate-change-the-case-study-of-betulaceae-and-poaceae-pollen-seasons-northern-italy-vignola-emilia-romagna
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Anna Maria Mercuri, Paola Torri, Rita Fornaciari, Assunta Florenzano
Aerobiological data have especially demonstrated that there is correlation between climate warming and the pollination season of plants. This paper focuses on airborne pollen monitoring of Betulaceae and Poaceae, two of the main plant groups with anemophilous pollen and allergenic proprieties in Northern Italy. The aim is to investigate plant responses to temperature variations by considering long-term pollen series. The 15-year aerobiological analysis is reported from the monitoring station of Vignola (located near Modena, in the Emilia-Romagna region) that had operated in the years 1990-2004 with a Hirst spore trap...
December 6, 2016: Plants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929141/contact-infection-of-infectious-disease-onboard-a-cruise-ship
#18
Nan Zhang, Ruosong Miao, Hong Huang, Emily Y Y Chan
Cruise tourism has become more popular. Long-term personal contact, complex population flows, a lack of medical care facilities, and defective infrastructure aboard most cruise ships is likely to result in the ship becoming an incubator for infectious diseases. In this paper, we use a cruise ship as a research scenario. Taking into consideration personal behavior, the nature and transfer route of the virus across different surfaces, virus reproduction, and disinfection, we studied contact infection of infectious disease on a cruise ship...
December 8, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928433/psychopathology-and-psychotherapeutic-intervention-in-diabetes-particularities-challenges-and-limits
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REVIEW
Popa-Velea O, Bubulac L, Petrescu L, Purcarea Rm
Diabetes is a problem of great public health importance, creating a considerable burden to the affected individuals and society. The psychological approach of this disease implies the early acknowledging of behavioral symptoms and the construction of effective psychotherapeutic interventions. Regarding the psychological symptoms, cognitive malfunctions in diabetes include a slowing of information processing, attention, memory, and concentration, which, in turn, can significantly diminish motivation for therapy, compliance, and ability for self-care...
October 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928135/effects-of-preventive-long-term-care-on-physical-and-psychological-health-status-for-the-elderly-evidence-from-a-salon-for-the-elderly-in-abashiri-city
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Mayumi Imahori, Nobuyuki Izumida, Yumika Shirase, Haruko Noguchi
Objectives The study objectives were to clarify the characteristics of elderly persons participating in a preventive long-term care program (PLTC) organized by a local government, and to verify how the program would affect the health status of the elderly.Methods We made secondary use of individual-level micro-based longitudinal data from the "Health and Living Survey of Elderly Persons", conducted in Abashiri City of Hokkaido Prefecture in two consecutive years (2013 and 2014). The treatment group included subjects who joined the PLTC program, agreed to the survey, and responded to the survey in both 2013 and 2014...
2016: [Nihon Kōshū Eisei Zasshi] Japanese Journal of Public Health
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