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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213797/long-term-outcomes-of-tot-and-tvt-procedures-for-the-treatment-of-female-stress-urinary-incontinence-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Umberto Leone Roberti Maggiore, Enrico Finazzi Agrò, Marco Soligo, Vincenzo Li Marzi, Alex Digesu, Maurizio Serati
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESES: One of the most relevant topics in the field of pelvic floor dysfunction treatment is the long-term efficacy of surgical procedures, in particular, the use of prosthesis. Hence, a systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted to evaluate the long-term effectiveness and safety of midurethral sling (MUS) procedures for stress urinary incontinence (SUI), as reported in randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and non-randomised studies. METHODS: This systematic review is based on material searched and obtained via PubMed/Medline, Scopus, and the Cochrane Library between January 2000 and October 2016...
February 17, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210503/strongyloidiasis-current-status-with-emphasis-in-diagnosis-and-drug-research
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REVIEW
Tiago Mendes, Karen Minori, Marlene Ueta, Danilo Ciccone Miguel, Silmara Marques Allegretti
Strongyloidiasis is a parasitic neglected disease caused by the nematode Strongyloides stercoralis affecting 30 to 100 million people worldwide. Complications, strongly associated with alcoholism, organ transplants, and HTLV-1 virus, often arise due to late diagnosis, frequently leading to patient death. Lack of preemptive diagnosis is not the only difficulty when dealing with this parasite, since there are no gold standard diagnostic techniques, and the ones used have problems associated with sensitivity, resulting in false negatives...
2017: Journal of Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206698/fkbp10-deletion-in-osteoblasts-leads-to-qualitative-defects-in-bone
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Caressa D Lietman, Joohyun Lim, Ingo Grafe, Yuqing Chen, Hao Ding, Xiaohong Bi, Catherine G Ambrose, Nadja Fratzl-Zelman, Paul Roschger, Klaus Klaushofer, Wolfgang Wagermaier, Ingo Schmidt, Peter Fratzl, Jyoti Rai, MaryAnn Weis, David Eyre, Douglas R Keene, Deborah Krakow, Brendan H Lee
Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), also known as brittle bone disease, displays a spectrum of clinical severity from mild (OI type I) to severe early lethality (OI type II), with clinical features including low bone mass, fractures and deformities. Mutations in the FK506 Binding Protein 10 (FKBP10), gene encoding the 65KDa protein FKBP65, cause a recessive form of OI and Bruck syndrome, the latter being characterized by joint contractures in addition to low bone mass. We previously showed that Fkbp10 expression is limited to bone, tendon and ligaments in postnatal tissues...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204573/the-southeastern-asian-house-mouse-mus-musculus-castaneus-linn-as-a-new-passenger-host-for-cryptococcus-neoformans-var-grubii-molecular-type-vni
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Karuna Singh, Jyoti Rani, Govind Kumar Rai, Major Singh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195201/crispr-cas9-mediated-genome-editing-in-wild-derived-mice-generation-of-tamed-wild-derived-strains-by-mutation-of-the-a-nonagouti-gene
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Michiko Hirose, Ayumi Hasegawa, Keiji Mochida, Shogo Matoba, Yuki Hatanaka, Kimiko Inoue, Tatsuhiko Goto, Hideki Kaneda, Ikuko Yamada, Tamio Furuse, Kuniya Abe, Yoshihisa Uenoyama, Hiroko Tsukamura, Shigeharu Wakana, Arata Honda, Atsuo Ogura
Wild-derived mice have contributed to experimental mouse genetics by virtue of their genetic diversity, which may help increase the chance of identifying novel modifier genes responsible for specific phenotypes and diseases. However, gene targeting using wild-derived mice has been unsuccessful because of the unavailability of stable embryonic stem cells. Here, we report that CRISPR/Cas9-mediated gene targeting can be applied to the Japanese wild-derived MSM/Ms strain (Mus musculus molossinus). We targeted the nonagouti (a) gene encoding the agouti protein that is localized in hair and the brain...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194103/reassessment-of-non-monosynaptic-excitation-from-the-motor-cortex-to-motoneurons-in-single-motor-units-of-the-human-biceps-brachii
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Tsuyoshi Nakajima, Toshiki Tazoe, Masanori Sakamoto, Takashi Endoh, Satoshi Shibuya, Leonardo A Elias, Rinaldo A Mezzarane, Tomoyoshi Komiyama, Yukari Ohki
Corticospinal excitation is mediated by polysynaptic pathways in several vertebrates, including dexterous monkeys. However, indirect non-monosynaptic excitation has not been clearly observed following transcranial electrical stimulation (TES) or cervicomedullary stimulation (CMS) in humans. The present study evaluated indirect motor pathways in normal human subjects by recording the activities of single motor units (MUs) in the biceps brachii (BB) muscle. The pyramidal tract was stimulated with weak TES, CMS, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) contralateral to the recording side...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185624/clinical-pathology-of-the-critically-endangered-gough-bunting-rowettia-goughensis
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M P Dagleish, P G Ryan, S Girling, A L Bond
The Gough bunting (Rowettia goughensis) is indigenous to Gough Island and critically endangered due to predation by invasive house mice (Mus musculus). A planned ecosystem restoration by eradication of house mice via aerially delivered rodenticide requires a reproductively balanced population of Gough buntings being held in captivity to avoid primary and secondary poisoning. To aid disease detection during the period of captivity, Gough buntings (n = 25; five adult females, 15 adult males and five juveniles) were captured, measured and sampled to determine reference ranges for routine haematological and biochemical parameters and to identify any faecal bacterial species and intestinal and haemoparasites...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173764/-medically-unexplained-symptoms-and-symptom-disorders-in-primary-care-prognosis-based-recognition-and-classification
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EDITORIAL
Marianne Rosendal, Tim C Olde Hartman, Aase Aamland, Henriette van der Horst, Peter Lucassen, Anna Budtz-Lilly, Christopher Burton
BACKGROUND: Many patients consult their GP because they experience bodily symptoms. In a substantial proportion of cases, the clinical picture does not meet the existing diagnostic criteria for diseases or disorders. This may be because symptoms are recent and evolving or because symptoms are persistent but, either by their character or the negative results of clinical investigation cannot be attributed to disease: so-called "medically unexplained symptoms" (MUS). MUS are inconsistently recognised, diagnosed and managed in primary care...
February 7, 2017: BMC Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165869/a-field-study-of-plague-and-tularemia-in-rodents-western-iran
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Ehsan Mostafavi, Abdolrazagh Hashemi Shahraki, Alireza Japoni-Nejad, Saber Esmaeili, Jamshid Darvish, Mohammad Mehdi Sedaghat, Ali Mohammadi, Zeinolabedin Mohammadi, Ahmad Mahmoudi, Behzad Pourhossein, Ahmad Ghasemi, Miklós Gyuranecz, Elisabeth Carniel
INTRODUCTION: Kurdistan Province in Iran is a historical focus for plague and tularemia. This study aimed at assessing the current status of these two foci by studying their rodent reservoirs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rodents were trapped and their ectoparasites were collected. The genus and species of both rodents and ectoparasites were determined. Serological analyses of rodent blood samples were done by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for plague and by standard tube agglutination assay for tularemia...
February 6, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162191/-the-chinese-expert-consensus-on-clinical-practice-of-medically-unexplained-symptoms
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(no author information available yet)
"Medically unexplained symptoms" (MUS) are commonly seen in all clinical specialties. The preliminary investigations in China show a prevalence of MUS in 4.15%-18.2% of clinical patients. Based on international and national guidelines and the most advanced studies, a Chinese expert consensus on clinical practice of MUS is reached through three rounds of discussion seminars by 25 experts from various specialties including psychiatry, internal medicine, surgery, gynecology-obstetrics, otorhinolar-yngology and traditional Chinese medicine...
February 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159751/x-chromosome-control-of-genome-scale-recombination-rates-in-house-mice
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Beth L Dumont
Sex differences in recombination are widespread in mammals, but the causes of this pattern are poorly understood. Previously, males from two interfertile subspecies of house mice, Mus musculus musculus and M. m. castaneus, were shown to exhibit a ~30% difference in their global crossover frequencies. Much of this crossover rate divergence is explained by six autosomal loci and a large-effect locus on the X chromosome. Intriguingly, the allelic effects at this X-linked locus are transgressive, with the allele conferring increased crossover rate transmitted by the low crossover rate M...
February 3, 2017: Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155866/reduced-activity-of-sry-and-its-target-enhancer-sox9-tesco-in-a-mouse-species-with-x-y-sex-reversal
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Liang Zhao, Alexander Quinn, Ee Ting Ng, Frederic Veyrunes, Peter Koopman
In most eutherian mammals, sex determination is governed by the Y-linked gene Sry, but in African pygmy mice Mus minutoides, Sry action is overridden by a variant X chromosome (X*), yielding X*Y females. We hypothesized that X*Y sex reversal may be underpinned not only by neomorphic X chromosome functionality, but also by a compromised Sry pathway. Here, we show that neither M. minutoides SRY nor its target, the Sox9-TESCO enhancer, had appreciable transcriptional activity in in vitro assays, correlating with sequence degradation compared to Mus musculus counterparts...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155840/osteitis-in-the-course-of-pyodema-gangrenosum-case-raport
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Andrzej Kaźmierczak-Koćwin, Robert Pieczyrak, Damian Kusz, Eugeniusz Kucharz, Marcin Kusz
We present the case of a male patient admitted to the Department of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Traumatology, Medical University of Silesia (MUS) in Katowice, due to a right hindfoot abscess with calcaneal infiltration and pain in the forehead and the back, with evidence of local inflammation. The patient had a history of ulcerative colitis and sclerosing cholangitis was suspected. During the hospital stay, the patient underwent calcaneal CT, surgery (resection of an inflammatory focus) and MRI of the thoracic and lumbosacral spine, which revealed inflamed spinous processes of the Th10, Th11 and Th12 vertebrae...
November 30, 2016: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153801/on-the-determination-of-toxoplasma-gondii-virulence-in-mice
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REVIEW
Pooja Saraf, E Keats Shwab, Jitender P Dubey, Chunlei Su
Toxoplasma gondii is one of the most successful pathogens on earth, capable of infecting an extremely broad range of mammals and birds and causing potentially fatal disease in humans. The house mouse (Mus musculus) has been used as the primary laboratory animal model for determining the virulence of T. gondii strains. Epidemiological evidence also suggests a potential association between virulence in mice and disease severity in human toxoplasmosis. However, many factors can affect virulence measurements, including route of infection, life stage of the parasite, number of passages of the parasite in mice or cell culture, and the mouse host line used...
January 30, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152994/transductive-learning-as-an-alternative-to-translation-initiation-site-identification
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Cristiano Lacerda Nunes Pinto, Cristiane Neri Nobre, Luis Enrique Zárate
BACKGROUND: The correct protein coding region identification is an important and latent problem in the molecular biology field. This problem becomes a challenge due to the lack of deep knowledge about the biological systems and unfamiliarity of conservative characteristics in the messenger RNA (mRNA). Therefore, it is fundamental to research for computational methods aiming to help the patterns discovery for identification of the Translation Initiation Sites (TIS). In the field of Bioinformatics, machine learning methods have been widely applied based on the inductive inference, as Inductive Support Vector Machine (ISVM)...
February 2, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149762/statistic-and-dosimetric-criteria-to-assess-the-shift-of-the-prescribed-dose-for-lung-radiotherapy-plans-when-integrating-point-kernel-models-in-medical-physics-are-we-ready
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Abdulhamid Chaikh, Jacques Balosso
BACKGROUND: To apply the statistical bootstrap analysis and dosimetric criteria's to assess the change of prescribed dose (PD) for lung cancer to maintain the same clinical results when using new generations of dose calculation algorithms. METHODS: Nine lung cancer cases were studied. For each patient, three treatment plans were generated using exactly the same beams arrangements. In plan 1, the dose was calculated using pencil beam convolution (PBC) algorithm turning on heterogeneity correction with modified batho (PBC-MB)...
December 2016: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143390/analysis-of-a-mechanistic-markov-model-for-gene-duplicates-evolving-under-subfunctionalization
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Tristan L Stark, David A Liberles, Barbara R Holland, Małgorzata M O'Reilly
BACKGROUND: Gene duplication has been identified as a key process driving functional change in many genomes. Several biological models exist for the evolution of a pair of duplicates after a duplication event, and it is believed that gene duplicates can evolve in different ways, according to one process, or a mix of processes. Subfunctionalization is one such process, under which the two duplicates can be preserved by dividing up the function of the original gene between them. Analysis of genomic data using subfunctionalization and related processes has thus far been relatively coarse-grained, with mathematical treatments usually focusing on the phenomenological features of gene duplicate evolution...
January 31, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133578/selection-and-evaluation-of-reference-genes-for-analysis-of-mouse-mus-musculus-sex-dimorphic-brain-development
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Tanya T Cheung, Mitchell K Weston, Megan J Wilson
The development of the brain is sex-dimorphic, and as a result so are many neurological disorders. One approach for studying sex-dimorphic brain development is to measure gene expression in biological samples using RT-qPCR. However, the accuracy and consistency of this technique relies on the reference gene(s) selected. We analyzed the expression of ten reference genes in male and female samples over three stages of brain development, using popular algorithms NormFinder, GeNorm and Bestkeeper. The top ranked reference genes at each time point were further used to quantify gene expression of three sex-dimorphic genes (Wnt10b, Xist and CYP7B1)...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132021/toxicological-evaluation-of-essential-oil-from-the-leaves-of-croton-argyrophyllus-euphorbiaceae-on-aedes-aegypti-diptera-culicidae-and-mus-musculus-rodentia-muridae
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R C D Cruz, S L C E Silva, I A Souza, S A Gualberto, K S Carvalho, F R Santos, M G Carvalho
Plant-derived essential oils can be used as insecticides for vector control. However, to establish their safety, it is necessary to perform toxicological studies. Herein, we evaluated the chemical composition and insecticidal activity of the essential oil from the leaves of Croton argyrophyllus on the third- and fourth-instar larvae and adult Aedes aegypti (L., 1762). We also evaluated the acute toxicity of the essential oil in adult female Mus musculus The lethal concentration 50 (LC50) and 90 (LC90) of C...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130740/effect-of-male-house-mouse-pheromone-components-on-behavioral-responses-of-mice-in-laboratory-and-field-experiments
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Antonia E Musso, Regine Gries, Huimin Zhai, Stephen Takács, Gerhard Gries
Urine of male house mice, Mus musculus, is known to have primer pheromone effects on the reproductive physiology of female mice. Urine-mediated releaser pheromone effects that trigger certain behavioral responses are much less understood, and no field studies have investigated whether urine deposits by male or female mice, or synthetic mouse pheromone, increase trap captures of mice. In field experiments, we baited traps with bedding soiled with urine and feces of caged female or male mice, and recorded captures of mice in these and in control traps containing clean bedding...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Chemical Ecology
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