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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750504/does-myofascial-and-trigger-point-treatment-reduce-pain-and-analgesic-intake-in-patients-undergoing-onabotulinumtoxina-injection-due-to-chronic-intractable-migraine-a-pilot-single-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Marialuisa Gandolfi, Christian Geroin, Nicola Valè, Fabio Marchioretto, Andrea Turrina, Eleonora Dimitrova, Stefano Tamburin, Anna Serina, Paola Castellazzi, Andrea Meschieri, François Ricard, Leopold Saltuari, Alessandro Picelli, Nicola Smania
BACKGROUND: Chronic migraine is a disabling disorder associated with myofascial and trigger point disorders in the neck. Pharmacological management is the first line of treatment; however, rehabilitation procedures aimed at lessening symptoms of myofascial and trigger point disorders may add value in the management of headache symptoms. AIM: To evaluate the feasibility of myofascial and trigger point treatment in chronic migraine patients receiving prophylactic treatment with onabotulinumtoxinA...
July 27, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750436/-retinal-vascular-occlusion-modern-therapeutic-approaches
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Moritz Pettenkofer, Nicolas Feltgen, Nikolaus Feucht, Chris P Lohmann, Mathias M Maier
Retinal artery occlusion (RAO) should be evaluated as an emergency and can be seen as an ocular analogue to the cerebral apoplex. Both have the same arteriosclerotic risk factors, which are also responsible for cardiac, circulatory and cerebrovascular diseases. That is why an intensive interdisciplinary clarification is necessary to recognize possible comorbidities in time and, if necessary, to treat them. The current therapeutic possibilities of an acute RAO are very limited in their efficiency regarding visual improvement...
July 27, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750406/a-high-fat-diet-during-pregnancy-and-lactation-induces-cardiac-and-renal-abnormalities-in-glut4-male-mice
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Michael Kruse, Ariana Fiallo, Jianling Tao, Katalin Susztak, Kerstin Amann, Ellen B Katz, Maureen J Charron
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Altered nutrients during the in utero (IU) and/or lactation (L) period predispose offspring to cardio-renal diseases in adulthood. This study investigates the effect of a high fat diet (HFD) fed to female mice during IU/L on gene expression patterns associated with heart and kidney failure and hypertension in male offspring. METHODS: Female wild type (WT) mice were fed either a HFD or control chow (C) prior to mating with males with a genetic heterozygous deletion of GLUT4 (G4+/-, a model of peripheral insulin resistance and hypertension) and throughout IU/L...
July 27, 2017: Kidney & Blood Pressure Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750307/resilient-protein-co-expression-network-in-male-orbitofrontal-cortex-layer-2-3-during-human-aging
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Mohan Pabba, Enzo Scifo, Fenika Kapadia, Yuliya S Nikolova, Tianzhou Ma, Naguib Mechawar, George C Tseng, Etienne Sibille
The orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) is vulnerable to normal and pathologic aging. Currently, layer resolution large-scale proteomic studies describing "normal" age-related alterations at OFC are not available. Here, we performed a large-scale exploratory high-throughput mass spectrometry-based protein analysis on OFC layer 2/3 from 15 "young" (15-43 years) and 18 "old" (62-88 years) human male subjects. We detected 4193 proteins and identified 127 differentially expressed (DE) proteins (p-value ≤0.05; effect size >20%), including 65 up- and 62 downregulated proteins (e...
July 5, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750200/incoherent-inputs-enhance-the-robustness-of-biological-oscillators
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Zhengda Li, Shixuan Liu, Qiong Yang
Robust biological oscillators retain the critical ability to function in the presence of environmental perturbations. Although central architectures that support robust oscillations have been extensively studied, networks containing the same core vary drastically in their potential to oscillate, and it remains elusive what peripheral modifications to the core contribute to this functional variation. Here, we have generated a complete atlas of two- and three-node oscillators computationally, then systematically analyzed the association between network structure and robustness...
July 26, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750012/increased-level-and-interferon-%C3%AE-production-of-circulating-natural-killer-cells-in-patients-with-scrub-typhus
#6
Seung-Ji Kang, Hye-Mi Jin, Young-Nan Cho, Seong Eun Kim, Uh Jin Kim, Kyung-Hwa Park, Hee-Chang Jang, Sook-In Jung, Seung-Jung Kee, Yong-Wook Park
BACKGROUND: Natural killer (NK) cells are essential immune cells against several pathogens. Not much is known regarding the roll of NK cells in Orientia tsutsugamushi infection. Thus, this study aims to determine the level, function, and clinical relevance of NK cells in patients with scrub typhus. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: This study enrolled fifty-six scrub typhus patients and 56 health controls (HCs). The patients were divided into subgroups according to their disease severity...
July 27, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750006/the-impact-of-repetitive-long-duration-water-immersion-on-vascular-function
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Erin E Simmons, Elizabeth R Bergeron, John P Florian
While physiological responses to water immersion (WI) are well-studied, the vascular responses after WI are less understood. Fifteen male subjects performed six-hour resting thermoneutral water immersions (WI) at 1.35 atmospheres absolute for four consecutive days, with follow-up on the fifth day. Measurements included peripheral endothelial function and augmentation index (PAT, peripheral arterial tonometry), beat-to-beat blood pressure (BP, photoplethysmography), heart rate (HR), and plasma volume (PV) calculated from changes in hemoglobin and hematocrit...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749963/expression-of-intra-and-extracellular-granzymes-in-patients-with-typhoid-fever
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Hanna K de Jong, Maria Isabel Garcia-Laorden, Arie J Hoogendijk, Christopher M Parry, Rapeephan R Maude, Arjen M Dondorp, Mohammed Abul Faiz, Tom van der Poll, Willem Joost Wiersinga
BACKGROUND: Typhoid fever, caused by the intracellular pathogen Salmonella (S.) enterica serovar Typhi, remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Granzymes are serine proteases promoting cytotoxic lymphocytes mediated eradication of intracellular pathogens via the induction of cell death and which can also play a role in inflammation. We aimed to characterize the expression of extracellular and intracellular granzymes in patients with typhoid fever and whether the extracellular levels of granzyme correlated with IFN-γ release...
July 27, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749744/investigating-the-short-term-effects-of-manual-lymphatic-drainage-and-compression-garment-therapies-on-lymphatic-function-using-near-infrared-imaging
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Catalina Lopera, Peter R Worsley, Dan L Bader, Deborah Fenlon
BACKGROUND: Lymphedema is a chronic peripheral swelling caused by a dysfunction of the lymphatic system, leading to discomfort and loss of upper limb movement. Therapies to treat or manage this swelling have limited evidence, partly because of a paucity in objective lymphatic measures. This study explored the role of near-infrared (NIR) imaging in evaluating interventions. METHODS: Nine healthy volunteers underwent NIR fluoroscopy using a microdose (50 μL, 0...
July 27, 2017: Lymphatic Research and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749692/pickering-emulsions-stabilized-by-ph-responsive-microgels-and-their-scalable-transformation-to-robust-sub-micrometer-colloidoisomes-with-selective-permeability
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Wenkai Wang, Amir H Milani, Zhengxing Cui, Mingning Zhu, Brian R Saunders
Colloidosomes are micrometer-sized hollow particles that have shells consisting of coagulated or fused colloid particles. Whilst many large colloidosomes with sizes well above 1.0 μm have been prepared there are fewer examples of sub-micrometer colloidosomes. Here, we establish a simple emulsion templating-based method for the preparation of robust sub-micrometer pH-responsive microgel colloidosomes. The colloidosomes are constructed from microgel particles based on ethyl acrylate and methacrylic acid with peripheral vinyl groups...
July 27, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749623/utility-of-various-bronchoscopic-modalities-in-lung-cancer-diagnosis
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Vishak Acharya K, Unnikrishnan B, Archana Shenoy, Ramesh Holla
Background: Bronchoscopy and different techniques to obtain tissue sample form the cornerstone of lung cancer diagnostics. The utility, specificity and sensitivity of various techniques are compared against each other and also in relation to the tumour type, location and morphology. Aim: To assess and compare the utility of various bronchoscopic procedures in lung malignancies. Study also compares the utility of these techniques on tumour site, morphology and cell type. Methods: One hundred and fifty six patients with suspected malignancies in whom bronchoscopy was deemed as the primary diagnostic procedure were selected...
July 27, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749573/il-6-stat3-signaling-as-a-promising-target-to-improve-the-efficacy-of-cancer-immunotherapy
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REVIEW
Hidemitsu Kitamura, Yosuke Ohno, Yujiro Toyoshima, Junya Ohtake, Shigenori Homma, Hideki Kawamura, Norihiko Takahashi, Akinobu Taketomi
Overcoming the immunosuppressive state in tumor microenvironments is a critical issue to improve the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy. Interleukin (IL)-6, a pleiotropic cytokine, is highly produced in the tumor-bearing host. Previous studies have indicated that IL-6 suppresses the antigen presentation ability of dendritic cells (DCs) through activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3). Thus, we focused on the precise effect of the IL-6/STAT3 signaling cascade on human DCs and the subsequent induction of antitumor T cell immune responses...
July 27, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749401/use-of-real-time-ultrasound-for-locating-tip-position-in-neonates-undergoing-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-insertion-a-pilot-study
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Nagsen Telang, Deepak Sharma, Oleti Tejo Pratap, Hemasree Kandraju, Srinivas Murki
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Securing long-term venous access is an essential part of sick newborn care. The malposition of central line tip leads to several complications. There is a need for an easily available bedside investigating tool to diagnose these malpositions. This study was done to compare the effectiveness of real-time ultrasound (RTUS) with X-ray in identifying the peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line tip. METHODS: This pilot observational study was conducted in a level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a tertiary care hospital in India, from June 2012 to June 2013...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749398/f-wave-index-a-diagnostic-tool-for-peripheral-neuropathy
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G R Sathya, N Krishnamurthy, Susheela Veliath, Jayanthi Arulneyam, J Venkatachalam
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES: Each skeletal muscle is usually supplied by two or more nerve roots and if one nerve root is affected and the other is spared, the clinically used F wave minimum latency can still be normal. An F wave index was constructed taking into consideration the other parameters of the F wave such as persistence, chronodispersion, latency, arm-length to determine its usefulness in the diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy. This study was undertaken to construct the F wave index in the upper limb for the median nerve in normal healthy adult males and in patients with peripheral neuropathy and to compare the values obtained in both groups...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749325/central-and-peripheral-reservoirs-of-feline-immunodeficiency-virus-in-cats-a-review
#15
Chrissy D Eckstrand, Ellen E Sparger, Brian G Murphy
Infection with feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), a lentivirus similar to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), results in lifelong viral persistence and progressive immunopathology in the cat. FIV has the ability to infect and produce infectious virus in a number of different cell types. FIV provirus can also be maintained in a replication-competent but transcriptionally quiescent state, facilitating viral persistence over time. Immediately after the initial infection, FIV infection quickly disseminates to many anatomical compartments within the host including lymphoid organs, gastrointestinal tract and brain...
July 28, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749311/reconstitution-of-the-peripheral-immune-repertoire-following-withdrawal-of-fingolimod
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Mahtab Ghadiri, Leslie Fitz-Gerald, Ayman Rezk, Rui Li, Mukanthu Nyirenda, David Haegert, Paul Steven Giacomini, Amit Bar-Or, Jack Antel
BACKGROUND: Following fingolimod cessation, immune reconstitution or lack thereof may have consequences for disease rebound or safety of commencing alternative therapies. OBJECTIVE: To examine the degree and profile of peripheral blood lymphocyte reconstitution following fingolimod withdrawal. METHODS: Total lymphocyte counts (TLC) and CD4+/CD8+ T-cell counts were measured in 18 multiple sclerosis (MS) patients pre-treatment, on fingolimod, and up to 8-9 months post-cessation...
August 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749310/reconstitution-of-the-peripheral-immune-repertoire-following-withdrawal-of-fingolimod
#17
Clemens Warnke, Jonas Graf, Hans-Peter Hartung
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749289/clinical-disease-associated-with-anaplasma-phagocytophilum-infection-in-captive-przewalski-s-horses-equus-ferus-przewalskii
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Richard R Sim, Priscilla H Joyner, Luis R Padilla, Paul Anikis, Copper Aitken-Palmer
Anaplasma phagocytophilum is a tick-borne pathogen of domestic horses and the causative agent of equine granulocytic anaplasmosis. This case series describes three confirmed cases of clinical anaplasmosis, and a fourth case of presumptive anaplasmosis in Przewalski's horses ( Equus ferus przewalskii) housed at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute from 2008 to 2014. Clinical signs varied among individuals with affected horses exhibiting lethargy, weakness, pyrexia, hypophagia, reluctance to move, or ataxia...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749282/oronasal-squamous-cell-carcinomas-in-fran%C3%A3-ois-langurs-trachypithecus-francoisi
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John A Flanders, Michelle E Thompson, Mitzi J Palazzolo, Michael M Garner, Matthew Reed, Donna M Ialeggio, Matti Kiupel, William H Westra, Kathryn C Gamble
Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are common oronasal tumors in nonhuman primates. In this study, 11 cases of oronasal SCC in François' langurs ( Trachypithecus francoisi ) are described. Five initial cases were discovered on review of the North American François' langur studbook, with a potential familial pattern observed. The studbook was used to identify related individuals, and records were requested for review. Six additional cases were documented, and samples from all cases were submitted for microscopic review, as well as polymerase chain reaction (PCR), immunohistochemistry (IHC), and in situ hybridization (ISH), for generic papillomaviruses and PCR for herpesviruses because either virus may cause SCC in humans and other nonhuman primates...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749199/hair-follicle-associated-pluripotent-hap-stem-cells
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Yasuyuki Amoh, Robert M Hoffman
Various types of stem cells reside in the skin, including keratinocyte progenitor cells, melanocyte progenitor cells, and skin-derived precursors (SKPs), and nestin-expressing hair follicle-associated-pluripotent (HAP) stem cells. HAP stem cells, located in the bulge area of the hair follicle, have been shown to differentiate to nerve cells, glial cells, keratinocytes, smooth muscle cells, cardiac muscle cells, and melanocytes. HAP stem cells are positive forthe stem cell marker CD34, as well as K15-negative, suggestingtheir relatively undifferentiated state and therefore, HAP stem cells may be the most primitive stem cells in the skin...
July 27, 2017: Cell Cycle
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