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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634147/csahi-study-2-validation-of-multi-electrode-array-systems-mea60-2100-for-prediction-of-drug-induced-proarrhythmia-using-human-ips-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-assessment-of-reference-compounds-and-comparison-with-non-clinical-studies-and-clinical-information
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Yumiko Nozaki, Yayoi Honda, Hitoshi Watanabe, Shota Saiki, Kiyotaka Koyabu, Tetsuji Itoh, Chiho Nagasawa, Chiaki Nakamori, Chiaki Nakayama, Hiroshi Iwasaki, Shinobu Suzuki, Kohji Tanaka, Etsushi Takahashi, Kaori Miyamoto, Kaoru Morimura, Atsuhiro Yamanishi, Hiroko Endo, Junko Shinozaki, Hisashi Nogawa, Tadahiro Shinozawa, Fumiyo Saito, Takeshi Kunimatsu
With the aim of reconsidering ICH S7B and E14 guidelines, a new in vitro assay system has been subjected to worldwide validation to establish a better prediction platform for potential drug-induced QT prolongation and the consequent TdP in clinical practice. In Japan, CSAHi HEART team has been working on hiPS-CMs in the MEA (hiPS-CMs/MEA) under a standardized protocol and found no inter-facility or lot-to-lot variability for proarrhythmic risk assessment of 7 reference compounds. In this study, we evaluated the responses of hiPS-CMs/MEA to another 31 reference compounds associated with cardiac toxicities, and gene expression to further clarify the electrophysiological characteristics over the course of culture period...
June 17, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631805/drug-therapy-for-chronic-idiopathic-axonal-polyneuropathy
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REVIEW
Janna Warendorf, Alexander Fje Vrancken, Ivo N van Schaik, Richard Ac Hughes, Nicolette C Notermans
BACKGROUND: Chronic idiopathic axonal polyneuropathy (CIAP) is an insidiously progressive sensory or sensorimotor polyneuropathy that affects elderly people. Although severe disability or handicap does not occur, CIAP reduces quality of life. CIAP is diagnosed in 10% to 25% of people referred for evaluation of polyneuropathy. There is a need to gather and review emerging evidence on treatments, as the number of people affected is likely to increase in ageing populations. This is an update of a review first published in 2004 and previously updated in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2013...
June 20, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630564/cathrob-a-highly-compact-and-versatile-remote-catheter-navigation-system
#3
Laura Cercenelli, Barbara Bortolani, Emanuela Marcelli
Several remote catheter navigation systems have been developed and are now commercially available. However, these systems typically require specialized catheters or equipment, as well as time-consuming operations for the system set-up. In this paper, we present CathROB, a highly compact and versatile robotic system for remote navigation of standard tip-steerable electrophysiology (EP) catheters. Key features of CathROB include an extremely compact design that minimizes encumbrance and time for system set-up in a standard cath lab, a force-sensing mechanism, an intuitive command interface, and functions for automatic catheter navigation and repositioning...
2017: Applied Bionics and Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627507/semivertical-incision-an-aesthetically-and-electrophysiologically-effective-mini-incision-technique-for-carpal-tunnel-decompression
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Nese Keser, Nimet Dortcan, Ulas Cikla, Kutluay Uluc, Erhan Celikoglu, Merih Is, Bora Gurer
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to present the clinical results of our retrospective series of carpal tunnel release (CTR) operations. For these operations we used a unique type of incision, for the first time, for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) consisting of a 1-cm semi-vertical (SV) incision made into the wrist crease for macroscopic open CTR. MATERIAL AND METHODS This retrospective study included 114 patients (101 females and 13 males) with CTR who were operated upon in our neurosurgery clinic between December 2010 and June 2015...
June 19, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626979/electro-clinical-criteria-and-surgical-outcome-is-there-a-difference-between-mesial-and-lesional-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
#5
M Wassenaar, F S S Leijten, G-J de Haan, S G Uijl, J W Sander
OBJECTIVES: Mesial temporal lobe epilepsy syndrome (MTLE) with specific electrophysiological and clinical characteristics and hippocampal sclerosis (HS) on MRI is considered the prototype of a syndrome with good surgical prognosis. Ictal onset zones in MTLE have been found to extend outside the hippocampus and neocortical seizures often involve mesial structures. It can, thus, be questioned whether MTLE with HS is different from lesional temporal epilepsies with respect to electro-clinical characteristics and surgical prognosis...
June 18, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625092/factors-affecting-outcome-in-ocular-myasthenia-gravis
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Marco Mazzoli, Alessandra Ariatti, Franco Valzania, Shaniko Kaleci, Manuela Tondelli, Paolo F Nichelli, Giuliana Galassi
AIM OF THE STUDY: 50% to 60% of patients with ocular Myasthenia Gravis (OMG) progress to generalized disease (GMG) within 2 years.Aim of our study was to explore factors affecting prognosis of OMG and to test the predictive role of several independent clinical variables. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We reviewed a cohort of 168 Caucasian patients followed from September 2000 and January 2016. Several independent variables were considered as prognostic factors: gender, age of onset, results on electrophysiological tests, presence and level of antibodies against acetylcholine receptors (AChR-Abs), treatments, thymic abnormalities...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624561/safety-utility-and-clinical-results-of-continuous-intraoperative-electrophysiological-monitoring-in-1-5t-imri-guided-surgery
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Martin Breitkopf, Sotirios Bisdas, Marina Liebsch, Felix Behling, Benjamin Bender, Marcos Tatagiba, Constantin Roder
OBJECTIVE: To show that the combined use of intraoperative high-field MRI (iMRI) and electrophysiological monitoring (IOM) is feasible, safe and beneficial for patients. METHODS: The setup, surgical, imaging and clinical results of 110 patients with eloquent intracranial lesions with the combined use of 1.5T iMRI and IOM were analyzed. RESULTS: 187 iMRI scans were performed with IOM needles in place, resulting in a total experience of using more than 4000 electrodes in the iMRI...
June 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622486/the-physiological-basis-of-cervical-facet-mediated-persistent-pain-basic-science-and-clinical-challenges
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Meagan E Ita, Sijia Zhang, Timothy P Holsgrove, Sonia Kartha, Beth A Winkelstein
Synopsis Chronic neck pain is common and a primary clinical symptom of whiplash and other spinal injuries. Loading-induced neck injuries produce abnormal kinematics between the vertebrae, with the potential to injure facet joints and the afferent fibers that innervate the specific joint tissues, including the capsular ligament. Mechanoreceptive and nociceptive afferents that innervate the facet have their peripheral terminals in the capsule, cell bodies in the dorsal root ganglia, and terminal processes in the spinal cord...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619648/biophysical-characterization-of-nanostructured-tio2-as-a-good-substrate-for-hbm-msc-adhesion-growth-and-differentiation
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L Petecchia, C Usai, M Vassalli, P Gavazzo
Mesenchymal stem cells from human bone marrow (hBM-MSC) are widely utilized for clinical applications involving bone healing. In this context, their use has been often optimized in association to variously designed titanium substrates, being this material of great use in orthopaedic implants. According to recent findings, the ability of hBM-MSC to differentiate towards a specific lineage is not only driven by biochemical signals, but physical stimuli, such as rigidity or roughness of the substrate, can also support a commitment towards osteogenic differentiation...
June 12, 2017: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618974/cystic-dilation-of-a-ventriculus-terminalis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Masoud Zeinali, Hosein Safari, Saleh Rasras, Reza Bahrami, Mahdi Arjipour, Nima Ostadrahimi
The ventriculus terminalis (VT) is a small ependyma-lined cavity within the conus medullaris that is in direct continuity with the central canal of the spinal cord. Cystic dilatation of the ventriculus terminalis on its own is an extremely rare pathological event in adults whose pathogenesis is uncertain. VT has been described in children as a normal developmental phenomenon. These lesions are often diagnosed incidentally during imaging and are in most cases asymptomatic, especially in children. Symptomatic dilatation of VT in adults is a rare condition with 61cases being reported to date...
June 15, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618294/focused-high-resolution-sonography-of-the-suprascapular-nerve-a-simple-surrogate-marker-for-neuralgic-amyotrophy
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Leonhard Gruber, Alexander Loizides, Wolfgang Löscher, Bernhard Glodny, Hannes Gruber
OBJECTIVES: To define the diagnostic value of high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) of the suprascapular nerve (SSN) in the diagnosis of neuralgic amyotrophy (NA). METHODS: The cross-section areas (CSA) of the SSN at the C5 root (CSA1) and the omohyoid muscle in the midclavicular line (CSA2) were assessed bilaterally in 15 healthy volunteers and 14 patients with clinically and electrophysiologically verified NA. Receiver-operator-characteristics (ROC) curves were generated and cut-off values, sensitivity, specificity, positive (PPV) and negative predictive values (NPV), likelihood (LR) and odds ratios (OR) were calculated...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617719/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-and-zika-virus-outbreaks
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Osvaldo J M Nascimento, Ivan R F da Silva
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Arboviruses have been associated with central and peripheral nervous system injuries, in special the flaviviruses. Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), transverse myelitis, meningoencephalitis, ophthalmological manifestations, and other neurological complications have been recently associated to Zika virus (ZIKV) infection. In this review, we aim to analyze the epidemiological aspects, possible pathophysiology, and what we have learned about the clinical and laboratory findings, as well as treatment of patients with ZIKV-associated neurological complications...
June 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614399/the-effects-of-high-frequency-rtms-over-the-left-dlpfc-on-cognitive-control-in-young-healthy-participants
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Yanmin Li, Lin Wang, Meng Jia, Jihong Guo, Huijun Wang, Mingwei Wang
A large body of evidence suggests that repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is clinically effective in treating neuropsychiatric disorders and multiple sessions are commonly used. However, it is unknown whether multiple sessions of rTMS improve cognitive control, which is a function of the neural circuitry of the left dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC)-cingulate cortex in healthy individuals. In addition, it is still unclear which stages of neural processing are altered by rTMS. In this study, we investigated the effects of high-frequency rTMS on cognitive control and explored the time course changes of cognitive processing after rTMS using event-related potentials (ERPs)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612290/deficiency-of-tyrobp-an-adapter-protein-for-trem2-and-cr3-receptors-is-neuroprotective-in-a-mouse-model-of-early-alzheimer-s-pathology
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Jean-Vianney Haure-Mirande, Mickael Audrain, Tomas Fanutza, Soong Ho Kim, William L Klein, Charles Glabe, Ben Readhead, Joel T Dudley, Robert D Blitzer, Minghui Wang, Bin Zhang, Eric E Schadt, Sam Gandy, Michelle E Ehrlich
Conventional genetic approaches and computational strategies have converged on immune-inflammatory pathways as key events in the pathogenesis of late onset sporadic Alzheimer's disease (LOAD). Mutations and/or differential expression of microglial specific receptors such as TREM2, CD33, and CR3 have been associated with strong increased risk for developing Alzheimer's disease (AD). DAP12 (DNAX-activating protein 12)/TYROBP, a molecule localized to microglia, is a direct partner/adapter for TREM2, CD33, and CR3...
June 13, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611661/discovery-and-development-of-calcium-channel-blockers
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REVIEW
Théophile Godfraind
In the mid 1960s, experimental work on molecules under screening as coronary dilators allowed the discovery of the mechanism of calcium entry blockade by drugs later named calcium channel blockers. This paper summarizes scientific research on these small molecules interacting directly with L-type voltage-operated calcium channels. It also reports on experimental approaches translated into understanding of their therapeutic actions. The importance of calcium in muscle contraction was discovered by Sidney Ringer who reported this fact in 1883...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611652/a-novel-abca4-mutation-associated-with-a-late-onset-stargardt-disease-phenotype-a-hypomorphic-allele
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Cindy S Kaway, Madeleine K M Adams, Kevin Sean Jenkins, Christopher J Layton
BACKGROUND: Stargardt disease (STGD) is the most common juvenile hereditary macular dystrophy. In the majority of cases, the diagnosis is made prior to 20 years of age and usually leads to loss of central vision. Late-onset STGD affects a smaller number of patients. Identifying genetic changes which could be associated with clinically important differences in severity or presentation of the disease is important for understanding the mechanisms of visual loss and for planning future therapeutic approaches...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611218/immunoengineering-nerve-repair
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Nassir Mokarram, Kyle Dymanus, Akhil Srinivasan, Johnathan G Lyon, John Tipton, Jason Chu, Arthur W English, Ravi V Bellamkonda
Injuries to the peripheral nervous system are major sources of disability and often result in painful neuropathies or the impairment of muscle movement and/or normal sensations. For gaps smaller than 10 mm in rodents, nearly normal functional recovery can be achieved; for longer gaps, however, there are challenges that have remained insurmountable. The current clinical gold standard used to bridge long, nonhealing nerve gaps, the autologous nerve graft (autograft), has several drawbacks. Despite best efforts, engineering an alternative "nerve bridge" for peripheral nerve repair remains elusive; hence, there is a compelling need to design new approaches that match or exceed the performance of autografts across critically sized nerve gaps...
June 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610987/-tracking-interlead-heterogeneity-of-r-and-t-wave-morphology-to-disclose-latent-risk-for-sudden-cardiac-death
#18
Richard L Verrier, Heikki Huikuri
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) due primarily to ventricular fibrillation claims 1.5 million lives worldwide each year. In 45-50% of cases, it is the first manifestation of underlying heart disease. Traditional risk factors including smoking, hypertension, age, sex, as well as depressed left ventricular ejection fraction lack sufficient sensitivity and specificity to forewarn impending life-threatening arrhythmias. There has been a decades-long search for electrocardiographic (ECG) markers of SCD risk. Several interval-based indices such as QT dispersion and Tpeak-Tend interval held initial promise but ultimately yielded mixed results...
June 10, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610942/evaluation-of-a-pharmacist-managed-electrolyte-protocol-in-outpatients-on-antiarrhythmic-medications
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Victor P Long Iii, Cynthia A Carnes, Jonathan Vecchiet, Mahmoud Houmsse, Andrea Hirsch, Melissa J Snider
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of a pharmacist-managed treatment protocol in achieving and maintaining serum potassium level ([K(+)]) in the desired range. SETTING: Antiarrhythmic Medications Clinic, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, from 2009 to 2013. PRACTICE DESCRIPTION: Patients are referred for antiarrhythmic monitoring at this pharmacist-run, electrophysiologist-supervised clinic. Each visit includes medication reconciliation for drug interaction identification, patient interview for potential adverse effects or arrhythmia symptoms, patient education, and drug therapy monitoring through ordering and review of objective testing...
June 10, 2017: Journal of the American Pharmacists Association: JAPhA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609417/visually-evoked-potential-markers-of-concussion-history-in-patients-with-convergence-insufficiency
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Dmitri Poltavski, Paul Lederer, Laurie Kopko Cox
PURPOSE: We investigated whether differences in the pattern visual evoked potentials exist between patients with convergence insufficiency and those with convergence insufficiency and a history of concussion using stimuli designed to differentiate between magnocellular (transient) and parvocellular (sustained) neural pathways. METHODS: Sustained stimuli included 2-rev/s, 85% contrast checkerboard patterns of 1- and 2-degree check sizes, whereas transient stimuli comprised 4-rev/s, 10% contrast vertical sinusoidal gratings with column width of 0...
June 10, 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
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