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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097778/does-smoking-history-confer-a-higher-risk-for-reconstructive-complications-in-nipple-sparing-mastectomy
#1
Jordan D Frey, Michael Alperovich, Jamie P Levine, Mihye Choi, Nolan S Karp
History of smoking has been implicated as a risk factor for reconstructive complications in nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM), however there have been no direct analyses of outcomes in smokers and nonsmokers. All patients undergoing NSM at New York University Langone Medical Center from 2006 to 2014 were identified. Outcomes were compared for those with and without a smoking history and stratified by pack-year smoking history and years-to-quitting (YTQ). A total of 543 nipple-sparing mastectomies were performed from 2006 to 2014 with a total of 49 in patients with a history of smoking...
January 18, 2017: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097330/electroencephalographic-periodic-discharges-and-frequency-dependent-brain-tissue-hypoxia-in-acute-brain-injury
#2
Jens Witsch, Hans-Peter Frey, J Michael Schmidt, Angela Velazquez, Cristina M Falo, Michael Reznik, David Roh, Sachin Agarwal, Soojin Park, E Sander Connolly, Jan Claassen
Importance: Periodic discharges (PDs) that do not meet seizure criteria, also termed the ictal interictal continuum, are pervasive on electroencephalographic (EEG) recordings after acute brain injury. However, their association with brain homeostasis and the need for clinical intervention remain unknown. Objective: To determine whether distinct PD patterns can be identified that, similar to electrographic seizures, cause brain tissue hypoxia, a measure of ongoing brain injury...
January 9, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093054/impact-of-psychological-stress-on-pain-perception-in-an-animal-model-of-endometriosis
#3
Siomara Hernandez, Myrella L Cruz, Inevy I Seguinot, Annelyn Torres-Reveron, Caroline B Appleyard
PURPOSE: Pain in patients with endometriosis is considered a significant source of stress but does not always correlate with severity of the condition. We have demonstrated that stress can worsen endometriosis in an animal model. Here, we tested the impact of a psychological stress protocol on pain thresholds and pain receptors. METHODS: Endometriosis was induced in female rats by suturing uterine horn tissue next to the intestinal mesentery. Sham rats had sutures only...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090085/prediction-and-real-time-compensation-of-qubit-decoherence-via-machine-learning
#4
Sandeep Mavadia, Virginia Frey, Jarrah Sastrawan, Stephen Dona, Michael J Biercuk
The wide-ranging adoption of quantum technologies requires practical, high-performance advances in our ability to maintain quantum coherence while facing the challenge of state collapse under measurement. Here we use techniques from control theory and machine learning to predict the future evolution of a qubit's state; we deploy this information to suppress stochastic, semiclassical decoherence, even when access to measurements is limited. First, we implement a time-division multiplexed approach, interleaving measurement periods with periods of unsupervised but stabilised operation during which qubits are available, for example, in quantum information experiments...
January 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088201/anti-allodynic-effect-of-buja-in-a-rat-model-of-oxaliplatin-induced-peripheral-neuropathy-via-spinal-astrocytes-and-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-suppression
#5
Yongjae Jung, Ji Hwan Lee, Woojin Kim, Sang Hyub Yoon, Sun Kwang Kim
BACKGROUND: Oxaliplatin, a widely used anticancer drug against metastatic colorectal cancer, can induce acute peripheral neuropathy, which is characterized by cold and mechanical allodynia. Activation of glial cells (e.g. astrocytes and microglia) and increase of pro-inflammatory cytokines (e.g. IL-1β and TNF-α) in the spinal cord play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain. Our previous study demonstrated that Gyejigachulbu-Tang (GBT), a herbal complex formula, alleviates oxaliplatin-induced neuropathic pain in rats by suppressing spinal glial activation...
January 14, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087342/myeloid-leukemia-factor-1-is-a-novel-modulator-of-neonatal-rat-cardiomyocyte-proliferation
#6
Ashraf Yusuf Rangrez, Jost Pott, Annika Kluge, Robert Frauen, Katharina Stiebeling, Phillip Hoppe, Samuel Sossalla, Norbert Frey, Derk Frank
The present study focuses on the identification of the gene expression profile of neonatal rat cardiomyocytes (NRVCMs) after dynamic mechanical stretch through microarrays of RNA isolated from cells stretched for 2, 6 or 24h. In this analysis, myeloid leukemia factor-1 (MLF1) was found to be significantly downregulated during the course of stretch. We found that MLF1 is highly expressed in the heart, however, its cardiac function is unknown yet. In line with microarray data, MLF1 was profoundly downregulated in in vivo mouse models of cardiomyopathy, and also significantly reduced in the hearts of human patients with dilated cardiomyopathy...
January 10, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079757/pathogenesis-of-abdominal-pain-in-bowel-obstruction-role-of-mechanical-stress-induced-upregulation-of-nerve-growth-factor-in-gut-smooth-muscle-cells
#7
You-Min Lin, Yu Fu, John Winston, Ravi Radhakrishnan, Sushil K Sarna, Li-Yen M Huang, Xuan-Zheng Shi
Abdominal pain is one of the major symptoms in bowel obstruction (BO); its cellular mechanisms remain incompletely understood. We tested the hypothesis that mechanical stress in obstruction upregulates expression of nociception mediator nerve growth factor (NGF) in gut smooth muscle cells (SMC), and NGF sensitizes primary sensory nerve to contribute to pain in BO. Partial colon obstruction was induced with a silicon band implanted in the distal bowel of Sprague-Dawley rats. Colon-projecting sensory neurons in the dorsal root ganglia (DRG, T13 to L2) were identified for patch clamp and gene expression studies...
January 6, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079296/elasticity-in-macrophage-synthesized-biocrystals
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Elizabeth M Horstman, Rahul K Keswani, Benjamin A Frey, Phillip M Rzeczycki, Vernon LaLone, Jeffery A Bertke, Paul J A Kenis, Gus R Rosania
Supramolecular crystalline assembly constitutes a rational approach to bioengineer intracellular structures. Here, biocrystals of clofazimine (CFZ) that form in vivo within macrophages were measured to have marked curvature. Isolated crystals, however, showed reduced curvature suggesting that intracellular forces bend these drug crystals. Consistent with the ability of biocrystals to elastically deform, the inherent crystal structure of the principal molecular component of the biocrystals-the hydrochloride salt of CFZ (CFZ-HCl)-has a corrugated packing along the (001) face and weak dispersive bonding in multiple directions...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077539/preoperative-butorphanol-and-flurbiprofen-axetil-therapy-attenuates-remifentanil-induced-hyperalgesia-after-laparoscopic-gynaecological-surgery-a-randomized-double-blind-controlled-trial
#9
L Zhang, R Shu, Q Zhao, Y Li, Y Yu, G Wang
BACKGROUND: Several studies indicate that remifentanil exposure may engender opioid-induced hyperalgesia. Butorphanol and flurbiprofen axetil are proposed as adjunctive analgesics for postoperative pain control. This randomized double-blind controlled study was designed to investigate the antihyperalgesic effects of butorphanol combined with flurbiprofen axetil on opioid-induced hyperalgesia. METHODS: One hundred and twenty patients undergoing elective laparoscopic gynaecological surgery with sevoflurane anaesthesia were randomized to one of four groups, as follows: intraoperative sufentanil 0...
October 2016: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077171/prostate-specific-il-6-transgene-autonomously-induce-prostate-neoplasm-through-amplifying-inflammation-in-the-prostate-and-peri-prostatic-adipose-tissue
#10
Gang Liu, Jinyu Zhang, Lewis Frey, Xiao Gang, Kongming Wu, Qian Liu, Michael Lilly, Jennifer Wu
BACKGROUND: The causative role of the pro-inflammatory cytokine IL-6 in prostate cancer progression has been well established at molecular level. However, whether and how IL-6 may play a role in prostate cancer risk and development is not well defined. One limitation factor to acquiring this knowledge is the lack of appropriate animal models. METHODS: We generated a novel line of prostate-specific IL-6 transgenic mouse model. We compared the prostate pathology, tumorigenic signaling components, and prostate tumor microenvironment of the IL-6 transgenic mice with wild type littermates...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077140/indacaterol-and-glycopyrronium-versus-indacaterol-on-body-plethysmography-measurements-in-copd-a-randomised-controlled-study
#11
Joerg Salomon, Daiana Stolz, Guido Domenighetti, Jean-Georges Frey, Alexander J Turk, Andrea Azzola, Thomas Sigrist, Jean-William Fitting, Ulrich Schmidt, Thomas Geiser, Corinne Wild, Konstantinos Kostikas, Andreas Clemens, Martin Brutsche
BACKGROUND: Dual bronchodilator therapy is recommended for symptomatic patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). There are limited data on effects of a combination of two long-acting bronchodilators on lung function including body plethysmography. METHODS: This multicentre, randomised, double-blind, single-dose, cross-over, placebo-controlled study evaluated efficacy and safety of the free combination of indacaterol maleate (IND) and glycopyrronium bromide (GLY) versus IND alone on spirometric and body plethysmography parameters, including inspiratory capacity (IC), forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV1), forced vital capacity (FVC), total lung capacity (TLC) and airway resistance (Raw) in moderate-to-severe COPD patients...
January 11, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075591/discovery-of-potent-cyclophilin-inhibitors-based-on-structural-simplification-of-sanglifehrin-a
#12
Victoria A Steadman, Simon B Pettit, Karine G Poullennec, Linos Lazarides, Andrew J Keats, David K Dean, Steven J Stanway, Carol A Austin, Jonathan A Sanvoisin, Gregory M Watt, Hans G Fliri, Albert C Liclican, Debi Jin, Melanie H Wong, Stephanie A Leavitt, Yu-Jen Lee, Yang Tian, Christian R Frey, Todd C Appleby, Uli Schmitz, Petr Jansa, Richard L Mackman, Brian Edward Schultz
Cyclophilin inhibition has been a target for the treatment of hepatitis C and other diseases, but the generation of potent, drug-like molecules through chemical synthesis has been challenging. In this study, a set of macrocyclic cyclophilin inhibitors was synthesized based on the core structure of the natural product sanglifehrin A. Initial compound optimization identified the valine-m-tyrosine-piperazic acid tripeptide (Val-m-Tyr-Pip) in the sanglifehrin core, stereocenters at C14 and C15, and the hydroxyl group of the m-tyrosine (m-Tyr) residue as key contributors to compound potency...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065834/nanosecond-pulsed-electric-fields-trigger-cell-differentiation-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#13
Fan Bai, Christian Gusbeth, Wolfgang Frey, Peter Nick
Nanosecond pulsed electric fields (nsPEFs) have great potential for biotechnological and medical applications. However, the biological mechanisms causing the cellular responses are still far from understood. We used the unicellular green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as experimental model to dissect the immediate consequences of electroporation from the developmental cellular responses evoked by nsPEFs. We observe that nsPEFs induce a short-term permeabilization of the membrane, accompanied by swelling and oxidative burst...
January 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063163/immediate-versus-modified-release-hydrocortisone-in-mitotane-treated-patients-with-adrenocortical-cancer
#14
Marianne Weigel, Stefanie Hahner, Mark Sherlock, Amar Agha, Lucy Ann Behan, Paul M Stewart, Wiebke Arlt, Daniela Beier, Kathrin Frey, Kathrin Zopf, Marcus Quinkler
OBJECTIVE: Mitotane induces hepatic CYP3A4 activity, resulting in accelerated cortisol inactivation, and also increases cortisol binding globulin (CBG). Therefore, higher hydrocortisone doses are required in patients with adrenocortical cancer (ACC) on mitotane treatment. Modified release hydrocortisone has not been used in mitotane-treated ACC patients yet. AIM: Case series to compare serum cortisol, calculated free serum cortisol and ACTH levels in ACC patients on mitotane treatment with immediate and modified release hydrocortisone...
January 7, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062623/a-novel-lipid-biomarker-panel-for-the-detection-of-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction
#15
Matthias Mueller-Hennessen, Hans-Dirk Düngen, Matthias Lutz, Tobias Daniel Trippel, Michael Kreuter, Johanna Sigl, Oliver J Müller, Elvis Tahirovic, Henning Witt, Philipp Ternes, Susan Carvalho, Erik Peter, Dietrich Rein, Philipp Schatz, Felix Herth, Evangelos Giannitsis, Tanja Weis, Norbert Frey, Hugo A Katus
OBJECTIVES: In this study we aimed to identify novel metabolomic biomarkers suitable for improved diagnosis of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). METHODS: We prospectively recruited 887 individuals consisting of HFrEF patients with either ischemic (ICMP, n = 257) or nonischemic cardiomyopathy (NICMP, n = 269), healthy controls (n = 327), and patients with pulmonary diseases (n = 34). A single-center identification (n = 238) was followed by a multicenter confirmation study (n = 649)...
January 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060280/a-protocol-of-manual-tests-to-measure-sensation-and-pain-in-humans
#16
Matthew Kostek, Anna Polaski, Benedict Kolber, Austin Ramsey, Alexander Kranjec, Kimberly Szucs
Numerous qualitative and quantitative techniques can be used to test sensory nerves and pain in both research and clinical settings. The current study demonstrates a quantitative sensory testing protocol using techniques to measure tactile sensation and pain threshold for pressure and heat using portable and easily accessed equipment. These techniques and equipment are ideal for new laboratories and clinics where cost is a concern or a limiting factor. We demonstrate measurement techniques for the following: cutaneous mechanical sensitivity on the arms and legs (von-Frey filaments), radiant and contact heat sensitivity (with both threshold and qualitative assessments using the Visual Analog Scale (VAS)), and mechanical pressure sensitivity (algometer, with both threshold and the VAS)...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058996/intranasal-insulin-treatment-of-an-experimental-model-of-moderate-traumatic-brain-injury
#17
Fiona Brabazon, Colin M Wilson, Shalini Jaiswal, John Reed, William H Frey, Kimberly R Byrnes
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results in learning and memory dysfunction. Cognitive deficits result from cellular and metabolic dysfunction after injury, including decreased cerebral glucose uptake and inflammation. This study assessed the ability of intranasal insulin to increase cerebral glucose uptake after injury, reduce lesion volume, improve memory and learning function and reduce inflammation. Adult male rats received a controlled cortical impact (CCI) injury followed by intranasal insulin or saline treatment daily for 14 days...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058022/role-of-original-and-modified-frey-s-procedures-in-chronic-pancreatitis
#18
Chun-Lu Tan, Hao Zhang, Min Yang, Shao-Jun Li, Xu-Bao Liu, Ke-Zhou Li
AIM: To retrospectively review patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) treated with Frey's procedures between January 2009 and January 2014. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of patients with CP treated with Frey's procedures between January 2009 and January 2014 in the Department of Pancreatic Surgery. A cross-sectional study of postoperative pain relief, quality of life (QoL), and alcohol and nicotine abuse was performed by clinical interview, letters and telephone interview in January 2016...
December 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056819/quality-of-care-assessment-and-improvement-in-aortic-stenosis-rationale-and-design-of-a-multicentre-registry-impulse
#19
Norbert Frey, Richard P Steeds, Antonio Serra, Eberhard Schulz, Stephan Baldus, Matthias Lutz, Christiane Pohlmann, Jana Kurucova, Peter Bramlage, David Messika-Zeitoun
BACKGROUND: Severe aortic stenosis (AS) is a common, serious valve disease in which no effective medical therapy is available and, if not treated by intervention, has a 5-year survival of only 40-60%. Despite the availability of guidelines supporting the effective use of surgical aortic valve replacement (SAVR) or transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to treat the majority of these patients, adherence to these guidelines in clinical practice is still unsatisfactory. Several recent studies have emphasised the necessity for improved communication between multidisciplinary teams, with the aim to ensure that severe AS patients receive appropriate treatment...
January 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052385/fungi-exposed-to-chronic-nitrogen-enrichment-are-less-able-to-decay-leaf-litter
#20
Linda T A van Diepen, Serita D Frey, Elizabeth A Landis, Eric W Morrison, Anne Pringle
Saprotrophic fungi are the primary decomposers of plant litter in temperate forests, and their activity is critical for carbon (C) and nitrogen (N) cycling. Simulated atmospheric N deposition is associated with reduced fungal biomass, shifts in fungal community structure, slowed litter decay, and soil C accumulation. Although rarely studied, N deposition may also result in novel selective pressures on fungi, affecting evolutionary trajectories. To directly test if long-term N enrichment reshapes fungal responses to N, we isolated decomposer fungi from a long-term (28 yr) N-addition experiment and used a common garden approach to compare growth rates and decay abilities of isolates from control and N-amended plots...
January 2017: Ecology
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