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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432360/functional-ectopic-neuritogenesis-by-retinal-rod-bipolar-cells-is-regulated-by-mir-125b-5p-during-retinal-remodeling-in-rcs-rats
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Yan Fu, Baoke Hou, Chuanhuang Weng, Weiping Liu, Jiaman Dai, Congjian Zhao, Zheng Qin Yin
Following retinal degeneration, retinal remodeling can cause neuronal microcircuits to undergo structural alterations, which particularly affect the dendrites of bipolar cells. However, the mechanisms and functional consequences of such changes remain unclear. Here, we used Royal College of Surgeon (RCS) rats as a model of retinal degeneration, to study structural changes in rod bipolar cells (RBCs) and the underlying mechanisms of these changes. We found that, with retinal degeneration, RBC dendrites extended into the outer nuclear layer (ONL) of the retina, and the ectopic dendrites formed synapses with the remaining photoreceptors...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431805/lumbar-disc-degeneration-progression-in-young-women-in-their-20-s-a-prospective-ten-year-follow-up
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Hiroto Makino, Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Shoji Seki, Masato Nakano, Taketoshi Yasuda, Kayo Suzuki, Shiro Ikegawa, Tomoatsu Kimura
BACKGROUND: Lumbar disc degeneration (LDD) is known to be the main cause of low back pain, although it is unclear how or when LDD progresses. The purpose of this study was to clarify the process and features of LDD progression in young women. METHODS: We enrolled 480 nursing students and carried out a prospective cohort study in 84 nursing students. MRI of the lumbar spine was taken once during their time as a student and again at 9.8 years (7-14) after the first MRI when they were working as nurses...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431443/-surgical-and-interventional-therapy-of-mitral-valve-regurgitation
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Wolfgang Schillinger, Miriam Puls, Bernhard C Danner
Depending from the etiology of mitral valve pathology and surgical risk, mitral valve surgery is the therapy of choice for most degenerative mitral valve diseases. In isolated secondary mitral valve regurgitation, the indication for interventional or conservative therapy becomes more important. In severe left ventricular dysfunction heart transplantation has to be taken into consideration. If relevant coronary artery disease is present and bypass surgery is indicated, mitral valve surgery is mandatory in severe regurgitation and is subject to a benefit-risk evaluation in moderate regurgitation...
April 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429669/what-can-pharmacological-models-of-retinal-degeneration-tell-us
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M H Reisenhofer, J Balmer, V Enzmann
Animal models with pharmacologically induced retinal degeneration including sodium iodate (NaIO3) and N-methyl-N-nitrosourea (MNU) have been extensively used in ophthalmic research to investigate retinal degeneration. NaIO3 induces degeneration of the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) followed by photoreceptor (PRC) cell death, mimicking features of age-related macular degeneration. In contrast, MNU leads to rapid destruction of the PRCs only, enabling the use of the MNU model to investigate degeneration induced in retinitis pigmentosa...
March 31, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428674/comparison-of-clinical-and-radiological-parameters-at-knee-osteoarthritis
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Adnana Talic-Tanovic, Zoran Hadziahmetovic, Ivanka Madjar-Simic, Adnan Papovic
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis (OA) or arthrosis represents an inflammatory disease of joints that develops as a result of interaction of mechanical and biological parameters. With disease development, degenerative changes on joint cartilage can be noticeable that affect and cause pathological changes on other parts of a joint resulting in pain and dysfunction of a joint. A. E. Garrod in 1907 described osteoarthritis as a special clinical entity and separated it from a rheumatoid arthritis...
February 2017: Medical Archives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428650/routine-mammography-an-opportunity-for-the-diagnosis-of-chronic-degenerative-diseases-a-cross-sectional-study
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Flávio Augusto Teixeira Ronzani, Filomena Maria Kirchmaier, Nathália Mussi Monteze, Edson José de Carvalho Magacho, Marcus Gomes Bastos, Natália Maria da Silva Fernandes
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate breast arterial calcification (BAC) detected on routine mammography, analyzing its association with chronic degenerative disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving women treated at a specialized outpatient clinic for high-risk hypertension, diabetes, or chronic kidney disease, as well as volunteers who participated in a study to validate a method of screening for occult renal disease...
March 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427874/factors-that-increase-the-risk-of-infection-after-elbow-arthroscopy-analysis-of-patient-demographics-medical-comorbidities-and-steroid-injections-in-2-704-medicare-patients
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Christopher L Camp, Jourdan M Cancienne, Ryan M Degen, Joshua S Dines, David W Altchek, Brian C Werner
PURPOSE: To use a national database to determine (1) the incidence of joint infection after elbow arthroscopy, (2) identify independent patient-related risk factors for infection, and (3) determine the influence of concomitant intra-articular corticosteroid injection on infection risk. METHODS: The 100% Medicare Standard Analytic Files were queried to identify patients who underwent elbow arthroscopy from 2005 to 2012. Postoperative elbow infections occurring within 6 months of surgery were identified using both International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision codes for postoperative infection and Current Procedural Terminology codes for the surgical treatment of a postoperative infection...
April 17, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427725/association-of-mild-leg-length-discrepancy-and-degenerative-changes-in-the-hip-joint-and-lumbar-spine
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Kelvin J Murray, Tom Molyneux, Michael R Le Grande, Aurora Castro Mendez, Franz K Fuss, Michael F Azari
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the correlation between mild leg length discrepancy (LLD) and degenerative joint disease (DJD) or osteoarthritis. METHODS: We evaluated standard postural lumbopelvic radiographs from 255 adults (121 women and 134 men) who had presented with spinal pain for chiropractic care. Symmetry of femoral head diameters was used to exclude magnification errors. Pearson's partial correlation was used to control for age and derive effect sizes for LLD on DJD in the hip and lower lumbar motion segments...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426699/anti-il-20-monoclonal-antibody-inhibited-inflammation-and-protected-against-cartilage-destruction-in-murine-models-of-osteoarthritis
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Yu-Hsiang Hsu, Ya-Yu Yang, Man-Hsiang Huwang, Yun-Han Weng, I-Ming Jou, Po-Tin Wu, Tain-Yu Lin, Li-Wha Wu, Ming-Shi Chang
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease characterized by progressive destruction of articular cartilage. Interleukin (IL)-20 is a proinflammatory cytokine involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis. We investigated the role of IL-20 in OA and evaluated whether anti-IL-20 antibody (7E) treatment attenuates disease severity in murine models of surgery-induced OA. Immunohistochemical staining was used to detect IL-20 and its receptors expression in synovial tissue and cartilage from OA patients, and in OA synovial fibroblasts (OASFs) and chondrocytes (OACCs) from rodents with surgery-induced OA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426630/outer-nuclear-layer-thinning-in-pachychoroid-pigment-epitheliopathy
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M Giray Ersoz, Murat Karacorlu, Serra Arf, Mumin Hocaoglu, Isil Sayman Muslubas
PURPOSE: To compare the average thicknesses of central inner retinal layers in eyes with pachychoroid pigment epitheliopathy (PPE), with uncomplicated pachychoroid (UCP), and of healthy subjects. METHODS: Medical records of patients with PPE and UCP were retrospectively reviewed. Twenty-nine eyes with foveal PPE, 30 eyes with UCP, and 29 eyes of healthy subjects were included. Spectral-domain optical coherence tomography with enhanced depth imaging was used for all optical coherence tomography scans...
April 19, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425487/persimmon-leaves-diospyros-kaki-extract-protects-optic-nerve-crush-induced-retinal-degeneration
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Hong Ryul Ahn, Kyung-A Kim, Suk Woo Kang, Joo Young Lee, Tae-Jin Kim, Sang Hoon Jung
Retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death is part of many retinal diseases. Here, we report that the ethanol extract of Diospyros kaki (EEDK) exhibits protective properties against retinal degeneration, both in vitro and in vivo. Upon exposure to cytotoxic compounds, RGC-5 cells showed approximately 40% cell viability versus the control, while pre-treatment with EEDK markedly increased cell viability in a concentration-dependent manner. Further studies revealed that cell survival induced by EEDK was associated with decreased levels of apoptotic proteins, such as poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase, p53, and cleaved caspase-3...
April 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425325/macro-and-microstructural-alterations-of-the-subcortical-structures-in-episodic-cluster-headache
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András Király, Nikoletta Szabó, Árpád Párdutz, Eszter Tóth, János Tajti, Gergő Csete, Péter Faragó, Péter Bodnár, Délia Szok, Bernadett Tuka, Éva Pálinkás, Csaba Ertsey, László Vécsei, Zsigmond Tamás Kincses
Background Previous functional and structural imaging studies have revealed that subcortical structures play a key a role in pain processing. The recurring painful episodes might trigger maladaptive plasticity or alternatively degenerative processes that might be detected by MRI as changes in size or microstructure. In the current investigation, we aimed to identify the macro- and microstructural alterations of the subcortical structures in episodic cluster headache. Methods High-resolution T1-weighted and diffusion-weighted MRI images with 60 gradient directions were acquired from 22 patients with cluster headache and 94 healthy controls...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423131/thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-a-hiv-positive-patient
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Márcio Luís Lucas, Ívia Binotto, Paulo Behar, Nilon Erling, Eduardo Lichtenfels, Newton Aerts
Advent of antiretroviral therapy has increased survival of patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections, with the result that some of these patients now develop degenerative diseases, such as atherosclerotic aneurysms. Degenerative thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm is rare in HIV patients. In this report, a 63-year-old male patient with HIV submitted to open repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm. The patient did not suffer any type of complication in the perioperative period and remained well in a 28-month follow-up period...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422837/multilevel-cervical-disc-replacement-versus-multilevel-anterior-discectomy-and-fusion-a-meta-analysis
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Ting-Kui Wu, Bei-Yu Wang, Yang Meng, Chen Ding, Yi Yang, Ji-Gang Lou, Hao Liu
BACKGROUND: Cervical disc replacement (CDR) has been developed as an alternative surgical procedure to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) for the treatment of single-level cervical degenerative disc disease. However, patients with multilevel cervical degenerative disc disease (MCDDD) are common in our clinic. Multilevel CDR is less established compared with multilevel ACDF. This study aims to compare the outcomes and evaluate safety and efficacy of CDR versus ACDF for the treatment of MCDDD...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422833/correction-of-sagittal-imbalance-in-treatment-for-adult-degenerative-scoliosis-with-thoracic-lordosis-and-lumbar-kyphosis-a-case-report
#15
Tao Wang, Hui Wang, Lei Ma, Di Zhang, Wen-Yuan Ding
RATIONALE: Lumbar degenerative scoliosis (LDS) is a common spinal disease for senior citizens. However, LDS accompanied with thoracic lordosis and lumbar kyphosis (LK) is rare in clinic. No reports have reported LDS with thoracic lordosis and LK. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 54-year-old woman just complained about sever back pain without any radiculopathy and neurodeficit of low limb for 2 years, Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for back pain was 9 points and x-ray showed adult LDS with lordosis angle of 10° from 5th thoracic to 12th thoracic (T5-T12) and LK angle of 20°...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422627/quality-of-life-perspectives-of-people-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-and-their-caregivers
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Stephanie Johnson, Bryant Alonso, Katie Faulkner, Haley Roberts, Britton Monroe, Leigh Lehman, Pamalyn Kearney
This study explored differences in perspectives on quality of life (QOL) between people affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and their caregivers. QOL is often thought of as related to physical limitations, without consideration of other factors (e.g., cognitive, emotional) that may be stronger predictors of QOL in people with long-term degenerative diseases. Because QOL is complex and influenced by multiple factors, people with ALS and their caregivers may have different perspectives on what constitutes QOL...
May 2017: American Journal of Occupational Therapy: Official Publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421887/preferences-for-the-return-of-individual-results-from-research-on-pediatric-biobank-samples
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Kurt D Christensen, Sarah K Savage, Noelle L Huntington, Elissa R Weitzman, Sonja I Ziniel, Phoebe L Bacon, Cara N Cacioppo, Robert C Green, Ingrid A Holm
Discussions about disclosing individual genetic research results include calls to consider participants' preferences. In this study, parents of Boston Children's Hospital patients set preferences for disclosure based on disease preventability and severity, and could exclude mental health, developmental, childhood degenerative, and adult-onset disorders. Participants reviewed hypothetical reports and reset preferences, if desired. Among 661 participants who initially wanted all results (64%), 1% reset preferences...
April 2017: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421647/evaluation-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-differentiation-of-inflammatory-neoplastic-and-vascular-intradural-spinal-cord-diseases-in-the-dog
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Amanda E Masciarelli, John F Griffin, Geoffrey T Fosgate, Silke Hecht, Joseph M Mankin, Shannon P Holmes, Simon R Platt, Marc Kent, Theresa E Pancotto, Annie V Chen, Jonathan M Levine
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a common test for dogs with suspected intradural spinal cord lesions, however studies on diagnostic performance for this test are lacking. Objectives of this multi-institutional, retrospective, case-control study were to estimate sensitivity and specificity of MRI for (1) distinguishing between histopathologically confirmed intradural spinal cord disease versus degenerative myelopathy in dogs, (2) categorizing intradural spinal cord diseases as neoplastic, inflammatory, or vascular; and (3) determining tumor type within the etiologic category of neoplasia...
April 18, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421434/estimation-of-fluorescence-lifetime-of-lipofuscin-fluorophores-contained-in-lipofuscin-granules-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-of-human-cadaver-eyes-without-signs-of-pathology
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M A Yakovleva, T B Feldman, P M Arbukhanova, S A Borzenok, V A Kuzmin, M A Ostrovsky
The fluorescence lifetimes of lipofuscin fluorophores contained in chloroform extracts from retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) of human cadaver eyes without signs of pathology were evaluated by single photon counting. The comparison of fluorescence lifetimes of N-retinylidene-N-retinylethanolamine (A2E) and its photooxidation and photodegradation products has been carried out. It was shown that the contribution of A2E to the total fluorescence of chloroform extract from lipofuscin granules is not major. The results are important for the improvement of noninvasive diagnostic method of degenerative diseases of the retina and RPE-fundus autofluorescence (FAF)...
January 2017: Doklady. Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420447/ck2-1-a-bone-morphogenetic-protein-receptor-type-ia-mimetic-peptide-repairs-cartilage-in-mice-with-destabilized-medial-meniscus
#20
Hemanth Akkiraju, Padma Pradeepa Srinivasan, Xian Xu, Xinqiao Jia, Catherine B Kirn Safran, Anja Nohe
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee involves degeneration of articular cartilage of the diarthrodial joints. Current treatment options temporarily relieve the joint pain but do not restore the lost cartilage. We recently designed a novel bone morphogenetic protein receptor type I (BMPRI) mimetic peptide, CK2.1, that activates BMPRIa signaling in the absence of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP). Our previous research demonstrated that CK2.1 induced chondrogenesis in vitro and in vivo; however, it is unknown if CK2...
April 18, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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