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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679165/future-brain-and-spinal-cord-volumetric-imaging-in-the-clinic-for-monitoring-treatment-response-in-ms
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REVIEW
Tim Sinnecker, Cristina Granziera, Jens Wuerfel, Regina Schlaeger
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Volumetric analysis of brain imaging has emerged as a standard approach used in clinical research, e.g., in the field of multiple sclerosis (MS), but its application in individual disease course monitoring is still hampered by biological and technical limitations. This review summarizes novel developments in volumetric imaging on the road towards clinical application to eventually monitor treatment response in patients with MS. RECENT FINDINGS: In addition to the assessment of whole-brain volume changes, recent work was focused on the volumetry of specific compartments and substructures of the central nervous system (CNS) in MS...
April 20, 2018: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29678888/bovine-spastic-syndrome-a-review
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REVIEW
Victoria Goeckmann, Sophie Rothammer, Ivica Medugorac
Bovine spastic syndrome (BSS) was described for the first time in 1941. The disease occurs in various-maybe even all-cattle breeds and is a chronic-progressive neuromuscular disorder that commonly affects cattle of at least three years of age. Typical clinical signs of the disease are clonic-tonic cramps of the hindlimbs that occur in attacks. Since BSS does not recover, affected animals can only be treated symptomatically by improving welfare conditions and management factors, or with physical therapy or drugs...
April 20, 2018: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29677200/empirical-mode-decomposition-processing-to-improve-multifocal-visual-evoked-potential-signal-analysis-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Luis de Santiago, Eva Sánchez-Morla, Román Blanco, Juan Manuel Miguel, Carlos Amo, Miguel Ortiz Del Castillo, Almudena López, Luciano Boquete
OBJECTIVE: To study the performance of multifocal-visual-evoked-potential (mfVEP) signals filtered using empirical mode decomposition (EMD) in discriminating, based on amplitude, between control and multiple sclerosis (MS) patient groups, and to reduce variability in interocular latency in control subjects. METHODS: MfVEP signals were obtained from controls, clinically definitive MS and MS-risk progression patients (radiologically isolated syndrome (RIS) and clinically isolated syndrome (CIS))...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676520/chip-based-high-resolution-tandem-mass-spectrometric-determination-of-fibroblast-growth-factor-chondroitin-sulfate-disaccharides-noncovalent-interaction
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Adrian C Robu, Laurentiu Popescu, Daniela G Seidler, Alina D Zamfir
Fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2) is involved in wound healing and embryonic development. Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs), the major components of the extracellular matrix (ECM), play fundamental roles at this level. FGF-GAG noncovalent interactions are in the focus of research, due to their influence upon cell proliferation and tissue regeneration. Lately, high resolution mass spectrometry (MS) coupled with chip-nanoelectrospray (nanoESI) contributed a significant progress in glycosaminoglycomics by discoveries related to novel species and their characterization...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676479/sulfatide-isoform-pattern-in-cerebrospinal-fluid-discriminates-progressive-ms-from-relapsing-remitting-ms
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Lenka Novakova, Avadhesh Kumar Singh, Clas Malmeström, Henrik Zetterberg, Marcus Ståhlman, Markus Axelsson, Martin Adiels, Jan Borén, Jan Lycke, Susanna L Cardell, Maria Blomqvist
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system (CNS). Several biomarkers including proteins and lipids have been reported in MS cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), reflecting different aspects of the pathophysiology particularly of relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS). Sulfatide, abundant in the myelin sheath and a proposed target for autoimmune attack in MS, has been reported altered in MS CSF. Here, we investigated the potential of CSF sulfatide and its isoforms as biomarkers in MS...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675916/serum-apoa4-levels-predicted-the-progression-of-renal-impairment-in-t2dm
#6
Chao-Wen Cheng, Che-Chang Chang, Hsiu-Wen Chen, Ching-Yu Lin, Jin-Shuen Chen
BACKGROUND: Among multiple causes, diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the major underlying renal disease that leads to end-stage renal disease (ESRD), and early diagnosis can effectively prevent or delay the progression to ESRD. Therefore, the current study aimed to develop non-invasive, accurate detection markers. MATERIALS & METHODS: For this study, 62 diabetes mellitus (DM) patients, 59 DN patients, and 21 healthy controls (HCs) were recruited. All participants' serum samples were subjected to concavanalin (Con) A affinity chromatography, which utilizes glycoproteins to discover potential markers...
April 19, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675105/association-of-wwox-rs9926344-polymorphism-with-poor-prognosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Wanyong Chen, Chenhao Zhou, Wentao Zhang, Manar Atyah, Yirui Yin, Lei Guo, Weiguo Tang, Qiongzhu Dong, Qinghai Ye, Ning Ren
Introduction: The WW domain-containing oxidoreductase (WWOX), widely expressed in human tissues, is considered as a tumor suppressor gene and plays an important role in the incidence and progression of human cancer, HCC included. This study was to investigate the correlation between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the WWOX gene and the prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. Materials and Methods: After a total of 152 HCC patients were recruited, 8 cases with tumor recurrence within 2-years after operation and 8 cases without recurrence were selected randomly for SNP genotyping and screening using Affymetrix Array 6...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673407/hypercalcemia-as-a-rare-presentation-of-angioimmunoblastic-t-cell-lymphoma-a-case-report
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Sana Chams, Inaya Hajj Hussein, Skye El Sayegh, Nour Chams, Khalid Zakaria
BACKGROUND: Angioimmunoblastic T cell lymphoma is a rare malignancy, accounting for only 2% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas, first described in the 1970s and subsequently accepted as a distinct entity in the current World Health Organization classification. Due to the paucity of this disease, there is still no identifiable etiology, no consistent risk factors, and the pathogenesis remains unclear. CASE PRESENTATION: An 83-year-old Caucasian man presented to an emergency department with palpitations and was found to have atrial fibrillation...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673365/human-central-nervous-system-astrocytes-support-survival-and-activation-of-b-cells-implications-for-ms-pathogenesis
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Hanane Touil, Antonia Kobert, Nathalie Lebeurrier, Aja Rieger, Philippe Saikali, Caroline Lambert, Lama Fawaz, Craig S Moore, Alexandre Prat, Jennifer Gommerman, Jack P Antel, Yasuto Itoyama, Ichiro Nakashima, Amit Bar-Or
BACKGROUND: The success of clinical trials of selective B cell depletion in patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis (MS) indicates B cells are important contributors to peripheral immune responses involved in the development of new relapses. Such B cell contribution to peripheral inflammation likely involves antibody-independent mechanisms. Of growing interest is the potential that B cells, within the MS central nervous system (CNS), may also contribute to the propagation of CNS-compartmentalized inflammation in progressive (non-relapsing) disease...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670521/the-prenylflavonoid-xanthohumol-reduces-alzheimer-like-changes-and-modulates-multiple-pathogenic-molecular-pathways-in-the-neuro2a-app-swe-cell-model-of-ad
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Xianfeng Huang, Jing Wang, Xiao Chen, Pan Liu, Shujin Wang, Fangchen Song, Zaijun Zhang, Feiqi Zhu, Xinfeng Huang, Jianjun Liu, Guoqiang Song, Peter S Spencer, Xifei Yang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that has proved refractory to drug treatment. Given evidence of neuroprotection in animal models of ischemic stroke, we assessed the prenylflavonoid xanthohumol from the Common Hop ( Humulus lupulus L.) for therapeutic potential in murine neuroblastoma N2a cells stably expressing human Swedish mutant amyloid precursor protein (N2a/APP), a well-characterized cellular model of AD. The ELISA and Western-blot analysis revealed that xanthohumol (Xn) inhibited Aβ accumulation and APP processing, and that Xn ameliorated tau hyperphosphorylation via PP2A, GSK3β pathways in N2a/APP cells...
2018: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670407/first-episode-psychosis-as-the-initial-presentation-of-multiple-sclerosis-a-case-report
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Athena Enderami, Rose Fouladi, Seyed Hamzeh Hosseini
Background: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease that affects the central nervous system (CNS). MS with episode of psychosis is a rare entity, and to the best of our knowledge, no case has been reported from Iran till date. Case presentation: We report a case of MS with first-episode psychosis in a 27-year-old single man with no history of psychiatric disorder or drug abuse. The patient developed neurological symptoms after 3 months and was finally diagnosed as a case of MS...
2018: International Medical Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670016/recent-advances-in-targeted-and-untargeted-metabolomics-by-nmr-and-ms-nmr-methods
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REVIEW
Kerem Bingol
Metabolomics has made significant progress in multiple fronts in the last 18 months. This minireview aimed to give an overview of these advancements in the light of their contribution to targeted and untargeted metabolomics. New computational approaches have emerged to overcome the manual absolute quantitation step of metabolites in one-dimensional (1D) ¹H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectra. This provides more consistency between inter-laboratory comparisons. Integration of two-dimensional (2D) NMR metabolomics databases under a unified web server allowed for very accurate identification of the metabolites that have been catalogued in these databases...
April 18, 2018: High-throughput
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668399/phase-ii-randomized-controlled-trial-of-constraint-induced-movement-therapy-in-multiple-sclerosis-part-1-effects-on-real-world-function
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Victor W Mark, Edward Taub, Gitendra Uswatte, David M Morris, Gary R Cutter, Terrie L Adams, Mary H Bowman, Staci McKay
BACKGROUND: Constraint-Induced Movement therapy (CIMT) has controlled evidence of efficacy for improving real-world paretic limb use in non-progressive physically disabling disorders (stroke, cerebral palsy). OBJECTIVE: This study sought to determine whether this therapy can produce comparable results with a progressive disorder such as multiple sclerosis (MS). We conducted a preliminary phase II randomized controlled trial of CIMT versus a program of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments for persons with MS, to evaluate their effect on real-world disability...
March 2018: Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667164/exploring-the-sea-urchin-neuropeptide-landscape-by-mass-spectrometry
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Eric B Monroe, Suresh P Annangudi, Andinet A Wadhams, Timothy A Richmond, Ning Yang, Bruce R Southey, Elena V Romanova, Liliane Schoofs, Geert Baggerman, Jonathan V Sweedler
Neuropeptides are essential cell-to-cell signaling messengers and serve important regulatory roles in animals. Although remarkable progress has been made in peptide identification across the Metazoa, for some phyla such as Echinodermata, limited neuropeptides are known and even fewer have been verified on the protein level. We employed peptidomic approaches using bioinformatics and mass spectrometry (MS) to experimentally confirm 23 prohormones and to characterize a new prohormone in nervous system tissue from Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, the purple sea urchin...
April 17, 2018: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665991/differential-proteomic-analysis-of-actinic-keratosis-bowen-s-disease-and-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-label-free-lc-ms-ms
#15
Ali Azimi, Kimberley L Kaufman, Marina Ali, Jonathan Arthur, Steven Kossard, Pablo Fernandez-Penas
BACKGROUND: The boundaries between actinic keratosis (AK), Bowen's disease (BD), and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) are sometimes not clear. Large-scale proteomic profiling studies of these lesions are also non-existent. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate proteomic changes between normal epidermis, AK, BD and cSCC that could support a molecular classification and improve our understanding of disease progression. METHODS: Microdissected formalin-fixed paraffin embedded samples of normal epidermis (n = 4, pooled), AK (n = 10), BD (n = 10) and cSCC (n = 10) were analyzed by mass spectrometry...
April 10, 2018: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664936/olfactory-dysfunction-as-a-prognostic-marker-for-disability-progression-in-multiple-sclerosis-an-olfactory-event-related-potential-study
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Rosella Ciurleo, Lilla Bonanno, Simona De Salvo, Laura Romeo, Carmela Rifici, Edoardo Sessa, Giangaetano D'Aleo, Margherita Russo, Placido Bramanti, Silvia Marino, Fabrizia Caminiti
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease and one of the leading causes of disability in young adults. Functional markers able to predict MS progression are still lacking. It is recognized that olfactory dysfunction may be an early symptom in MS. The aim of this study was to investigate whether alterations in olfactory event-related potentials could play a prognostic role in MS. Thirty patients affected by MS relapsing-remitting underwent an olfactory potential examination (T0). Three years after baseline (T1), 28 of 30 patients were clinically evaluated by expanded disability status scale...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664341/cervical-cord-t1-weighted-hypointense-lesions-at-mr-imaging-in-multiple-sclerosis-relationship-to-cord-atrophy-and-disability
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Paola Valsasina, Mohammed Aboulwafa, Paolo Preziosa, Roberta Messina, Andrea Falini, Giancarlo Comi, Massimo Filippi, Maria A Rocca
Purpose To characterize the spatial distribution of cervical cord T1-weighted hypointense lesions in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and analyze their association with cord atrophy and disability. Materials and Methods For this prospective study that took place between 2014 and 2016, 3.0-T high-resolution T1-weighted cervical cord magnetic resonance (MR) images and clinical evaluations were obtained from 82 patients with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), 33 patients with secondary progressive MS (SPMS), 25 patients with primary progressive MS (PPMS), and 35 sex-matched healthy control participants...
April 17, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663845/a-24-month-advanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study-of-multiple-sclerosis-patients-treated-with-alemtuzumab
#18
Irene M Vavasour, Roger Tam, David Kb Li, Cornelia Laule, Carolyn Taylor, Shannon H Kolind, Alex L MacKay, Adil Javed, Anthony Traboulsee
BACKGROUND: Tissue damage in both multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions and normal-appearing white matter (NAWM) are important contributors to disability and progression. Specific aspects of MS pathology can be measured using advanced imaging. Alemtuzumab is a humanised monoclonal antibody targeting CD52 developed for MS treatment. OBJECTIVE: To investigate changes over 2 years of advanced magnetic resonance (MR) metrics in lesions and NAWM of MS patients treated with alemtuzumab...
April 1, 2018: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663553/rapid-evidence-assessment-of-approaches-to-community-neurological-nursing-care-for-people-with-neurological-conditions-post-discharge-from-acute-care-hospital
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REVIEW
Judith Dianne Pugh, Kathleen McCoy, Anne M Williams, Brenda Bentley, Leanne Monterosso
Neurological conditions represent leading causes of non-fatal burden of disease that will consume a large proportion of projected healthcare expenditure. Inconsistent access to integrated healthcare and other services for people with long-term neurological conditions stresses acute care services. The purpose of this rapid evidence assessment, conducted February-June 2016, was to review the evidence supporting community neurological nursing approaches for patients with neurological conditions post-discharge from acute care hospitals...
April 16, 2018: Health & Social Care in the Community
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661892/metabolic-coupling-of-axons-and-glial-cells-implications-for-multiple-sclerosis-progression
#20
Jorge Correale, María C Ysrraelit, Eduardo E Benarroch
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2018: Neurology
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