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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729931/validity-and-reliability-of-the-catwalk-system-as-a-static-and-dynamic-gait-analysis-tool-for-the-assessment-of-functional-nerve-recovery-in-small-animal-models
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Elisabeth A Kappos, Patricia K Sieber, Patricia E Engels, Alessio V Mariolo, Salvatore D'Arpa, Dirk J Schaefer, Daniel F Kalbermatten
INTRODUCTION: A range of behavioral testing paradigms have been developed for the research of central and peripheral nerve injuries with the help of small animal models. Following any nerve repair strategy, improved functional outcome may be the most important evidence of axon regeneration. A novel automated gait analysis system, the CatWalk(™), can measure dynamic as well as static gait patterns of small animals. Of most interest in detecting functional recovery are in particular dynamic gait parameters, coordination measures, and the intensity of the animals paw prints...
July 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729928/the-assessment-of-laboratory-parameters-in-children-with-fever-and-febrile-seizures
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Krystyna Gontko-Romanowska, Zbigniew Żaba, Paweł Panieński, Barbara Steinborn, Michał Szemień, Magdalena Łukasik-Głębocka, Krystian Ratajczak, Jacek Górny
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the research paper was to assess selected laboratory results in children with fever without seizures and febrile seizure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The paper presents an analysis of a group of 306 children aged 6 months - 5 years who were admitted with diagnosed fever without seizures and febrile seizures in Specialized Health Care Centre for Mother and Child in Poznan between 1st January 2008 and 31st December 2009. Out of the diagnostics procedures performed in children the following ones were taken into consideration: BCC and CRP...
July 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728948/automated-gesture-tracking-in-head-fixed-mice
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A Giovannucci, E A Pnevmatikakis, B Deverett, T Pereira, J Fondriest, M J Brady, S S-H Wang, W Abbas, P Parés, D Masip
BACKGROUND: The preparation consisting of a head-fixed mouse on a spherical or cylindrical treadmill offers unique advantages in a variety of experimental contexts. Head fixation provides the mechanical stability necessary for optical and electrophysiological recordings and stimulation. Additionally, it can be combined with virtual environments such as T-mazes, enabling these types of recording during diverse behaviors. NEW METHOD: In this paper we present a low-cost, easy-to-build acquisition system, along with scalable computational methods to quantitatively measure behavior (locomotion and paws, whiskers, and tail motion patterns) in head-fixed mice locomoting on cylindrical or spherical treadmills...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728923/ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysm-causing-acute-right-heart-and-hepatorenal-failure-requiring-urgent-surgery
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Benjamin Swinson, Robert Grant, Ekta Paw, Raibhan Yadav, Anand Iyer
A sinus of Valsalva aneurysm is a rare cardiac anomaly that may be congenital or acquired. Very rarely, they present with acute symptoms as a result of rupture into the cardiac chamber. If left untreated, they almost always result in deteriorating cardiac function. We report a patient presenting with acute right heart failure and hepatorenal syndrome requiring urgent surgery and double patch repair.
May 29, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726072/concentration-of-thyrotropic-hormone-in-persons-occupationally-exposed-to-lead-cadmium-and-arsenic
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Marta Jurdziak, Paweł Gać, Małgorzata Poręba, Anna Szymańska-Chabowska, Grzegorz Mazur, Rafał Poręba
Thyroid hormones are essential for body homeostasis. The scientific literature contains restricted proofs for effects of environmental chemical factors on thyroid function. The present study aimed at evaluating the relationship between toxicological parameters and concentration of thyrotropic hormone in persons occupationally exposed to lead, cadmium and arsenic. The studies were conducted on 102 consecutive workers occupationally exposed to lead, cadmium and arsenic (mean age 45.08 ± 9.87 years). The estimated parameters characterizing occupational exposure to metals included blood cadmium concentration (Cd-B), blood lead concentration (Pb-B), blood zinc protoporphyrin concentration (ZnPP) and urine arsenic concentration (As-U)...
July 19, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725621/chemical-composition-acute-toxicity-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-activities-of-moroccan-tetraclinis-articulata-l
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Meryem El Jemli, Rabie Kamal, Ilias Marmouzi, Zouhra Doukkali, El Houcine Bouidida, Driss Touati, Rachid Nejjari, Lahcen El Guessabi, Yahia Cherrah, Katim Alaoui
Hydro-distilled essential oil (EO) from the leaves of the western Mediterranean and Moroccan endemic plant Tetraclinis articulata was analyzed by GC/MS and examined for its acute toxicity on mice, in order to establish the safe doses. Furthermore, the anti-Inflammatory activity was evaluated based on carrageenan and trauma induced rats paw edema and the antioxidant potential has been investigated using different methods including DPPH radical-scavenging assay, Trolox equivalent antioxidant capacity (TEAC) and Ferric-reducing antioxidant power assay (FRAP)...
July 2017: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724881/effect-of-carotid-endarterectomy-on-retinal-function-in-asymptomatic-patients-with-hemodynamically-significant-carotid-artery-stenosis
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Anna Machalińska, Aleksandra Kowalska-Budek, Miłosz Piotr Kawa, Arkadiusz Kazimierczak, Krzysztof Safranow, Marta Kirkiewicz, Paweł Rynio, Grażyna Wilk, Wojciech Lubiński, Piotr Gutowski, Bogusław Machaliński
INTRODUCTION    The corrective effect of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) on disturbed ophthalmic artery flow in patients with a significant internal carotid artery stenosis (ICAS) presenting with ocular ischemic syndrome (i.e., symptomatic patients) is well established. However, no clear evidence exists regarding the efficacy of CEA for improvement of neuro-retinal function in patients without symptoms of ocular ischemic syndrome. OBJECTIVES    We determined the effects of CEA on retinal function in asymptomatic patients with hemodynamically significant internal carotid artery stenosis...
July 19, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724741/body-height-and-immune-efficacy-testing-body-stature-as-a-signal-of-biological-quality
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Bogusław Pawłowski, Judyta Nowak, Barbara Borkowska, Daria Augustyniak, Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa
According to the good genes hypothesis and energy allocation theory, human adult body height may reflect biological quality. An important aspect of this quality is immune system functioning (ISF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between ISF and body height in healthy people. The ISF was determined by several important innate (total complement and lysozyme activity, neutrophil function) and adaptive immune parameters (lymphocytes, IgA and IgG, and response to the flu vaccine). Overall, 96 males and 97 females were subjected to flu vaccination, and of these, 35 males and 34 females were subjected to tetanus...
July 26, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724396/pathogenic-roles-of-cxcl10-signaling-through-cxcr3-and-tlr4-in-macrophages-and-t-cells-relevance-for-arthritis
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Jong-Ho Lee, Bongjun Kim, Won Jong Jin, Hong-Hee Kim, Hyunil Ha, Zang Hee Lee
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by uncontrolled joint inflammation and destruction of bone and cartilage. We previously reported that C-X-C motif chemokine 10 (CXCL10; also called IP-10) has important roles in joint inflammation and bone destruction in arthritis. However, the specific mechanisms by which CXCL10 regulates the recruitment of inflammatory cells and the production of osteoclastogenic cytokines in RA progression are not fully understood...
July 19, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724217/chondroprotective-and-anti-nociceptive-effects-of-caffeoylquinic-acid-in-osteoarthritis-by-downregulating-catabolic-activity-and-oxidative-damage-in-chondrocytes
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Luping Liu, Yongmei Li
We evaluated the chondroprotective and anti-nociceptive effects of caffeoylquinic acid (CA) in a rat osteoarthritis (OA) model. Monosodium iodoacetate was injected intra-articularly in the rats to produce OA. The rats were divided into three groups: control, OA group, which received vehicle, and the CA-treated group, which received CA (50mg/kg, p.o.) for 14days. At the end of the protocol, pain was estimated by observing the paw withdrawal threshold and latency. Degeneration of cartilage was assessed through histomorphological and microscopical examination of joints...
July 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722694/early-life-vincristine-exposure-evokes-mechanical-pain-hypersensitivity-in-the-developing-rat
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Katie A Schappacher, Lauren Styczynski, Mark L Baccei
Vincristine (VNC) is commonly used to treat pediatric cancers, including the most prevalent childhood malignancy, acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Although clinical evidence suggests that VNC causes peripheral neuropathy in children, the degree to which pediatric chemotherapeutic regimens influence pain sensitivity throughout life remains unclear, in part because of the lack of an established animal model of chemotherapy-induced neuropathic pain during early life. Therefore, this study investigated the effects of VNC exposure between postnatal days (P) 11 and 21 on mechanical and thermal pain sensitivity in the developing rat...
May 30, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721986/evaluation-of-analgesic-and-anti-inflammatory-activity-of-a-combination-of-tramadol-ibuprofen-in-experimental-animals
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Chidambarann Suthakaran, Muniyagounder K Kayalvizhi, Karnam Nithya, Thozhudalangudy Ar Raja
BACKGROUND: Pain is the major concern of patients attending dental clinics, and satisfactory pain relief has always been difficult to achieve. Since the pathophysiology of pain is a complex, central and peripheral nervous system process, combined analgesic regimens with different mechanisms of action as a multimodal approach are becoming popular among the clinicians and dentists. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to evaluate the analgesic and anti-inflammatory activity of ibuprofen and tramadol when used alone or in combination in animal models of pain and inflammation...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Dental Research: Official Publication of Indian Society for Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721288/extended-boari-flap-technique-as-a-reconstruction-method-of-total-ureteric-avulsion
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Paweł Grzegółkowski, Artur Lemiński, Marcin Słojewski
Indication has led ureteroscopy to be a worldwide technique, with the expected appearance of multiple complications. The ureteral avulsion is an uncommon severe urological complication of ureteroscopy (URS). Surgery in patients with a total ureteral loss is a demanding challenge for urologist. It requires usually immediate open or laparoscopic intervention. This case report was to present the treatment modality after ureteral avulsion. We have presented a case of 58-year-old male patient who underwent a successful repair of an upper ureteral injury...
June 30, 2017: Central European Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721142/maternal-lipids-associated-with-large-for-gestational-age-birth-weight-in-women-with-type-1-diabetes-results-from-a-prospective-single-center-study
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Paweł Gutaj, Ewa Wender-Ożegowska, Jacek Brązert
INTRODUCTION: Despite improvement in diabetes care over the years, the incidence of macrosomia in type 1 diabetic mothers is still very high and even shows an increasing tendency. It is suggested that other factors that maternal hyperglycemia might be associated with excessive fetal growth in diabetic mothers. The aim of this study was to determine whether maternal lipids might contribute to high rates of large-for-gestational-age (LGA) newborns in women with type 1 diabetes (T1DM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: This prospective, single-center study was performed in a population of women with T1DM admitted to the perinatal center for women with diabetes...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721141/impact-of-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-free-and-bioavailable-fractions-of-vitamin-d-and-vitamin-d-binding-protein-levels-on-metabolic-syndrome-components
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Marta Pelczyńska, Teresa Grzelak, Marcelina Sperling, Paweł Bogdański, Danuta Pupek-Musialik, Krystyna Czyżewska
INTRODUCTION: Various forms of vitamin D and factors involved in their metabolism can play a role in the etiopathogenesis of metabolic disorders. This paper aims to define the relationship between concentration of the hydroxylated form of vitamin D (25(OH)D), the fraction of free and bioavailable vitamin D, and of vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) levels on the one hand and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome components on the other. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The studies were conducted on 79 people, including 52 with metabolic syndrome (MetS+) and 27 without it (MetS-)...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721138/the-effect-of-orlistat-versus-metformin-on-body-composition-and-insulin-resistance-in-obese-premenopausal-women-3-month-randomized-prospective-open-label-study
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Magdalena Kujawska-Łuczak, Katarzyna Musialik, Monika Szulińska, Ewelina Swora-Cwynar, Angelina Kargulewicz, Małgorzata Grzymisławska, Danuta Pupek-Musialik, Paweł Bogdański
INTRODUCTION: Our aim was to evaluate the effects of metformin and orlistat on body composition and glucose-insulin homeostasis in obese premenopausal women. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy-three obese premenopausal Caucasian women aged 32.4 ±8.3 years were treated with either metformin (1000 mg/day; n = 37) or orlistat (360 mg/day; n = 36). Anthropometric parameters were measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Glucose tolerance, using the oral glucose tolerance test; insulin resistance, using the homeostasis model assessment (HOMA-IR); and insulin sensitivity, using the Matsuda insulin sensitivity index (ISI Matsuda), were assessed at the commencement of the study and after 3 months...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719812/the-impact-of-zno-and-tio2-on-the-stability-of-clotrimazole-under-uva-irradiation-identification-of-photocatalytic-degradation-products-and-in-vitro-cytotoxicity-assessment
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Agata Kryczyk, Paweł Żmudzki, Paulina Koczurkiewicz, Joanna Piotrowska, Elżbieta Pękala, Urszula Hubicka
In order to ensure the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical products especially for topical administration photostability testing is necessary. The current paper presents an in-depth analysis of the stability of one of the most common antifungal agents, namely clotrimazole. Clotrimazole has proven to be stable under UVA irradiation in applied experimental conditions, but the presence of catalysts such as ZnO and TiO2 has contributed significantly to the degradation of this compound. The findings indicate that its photocatalytic degradation reactions followed the pseudo first-order kinetics with rate constant depending on the pH and the used solvent...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718945/efficient-paw-based-bond-strength-analysis-for-understanding-the-in-si-111-8-%C3%A3-2-4-%C3%A3-1-phase-transition
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Andreas Lücke, Uwe Gerstmann, Thomas D Kühne, Wolf G Schmidt
A numerically efficient yet highly accurate implementation of the crystal orbital Hamilton population (COHP) scheme for plane-wave calculations is presented. It is based on the projector-augmented wave (PAW) formalism in combination with norm-conserving pseudopotentials and allows to extract chemical interactions between atoms from band-structure calculations even for large and complex systems. The potential of the present COHP implementation is demonstrated by an in-depth analysis of the intensively investigated metal-insulator transition in atomic-scale indium wires self-assembled on the Si(111) surface...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Computational Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718810/dna2-an-important-player-in-dna-damage-response-or-just-another-dna-maintenance-protein
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Elzbieta Pawłowska, Joanna Szczepanska, Janusz Blasiak
The human DNA2 (DNA replication helicase/nuclease 2) protein is expressed in both the nucleus and mitochondria, where it displays ATPase-dependent nuclease and helicase activities. DNA2 plays an important role in the removing of long flaps in DNA replication and long-patch base excision repair (LP-BER), interacting with the replication protein A (RPA) and the flap endonuclease 1 (FEN1). DNA2 can promote the restart of arrested replication fork along with Werner syndrome ATP-dependent helicase (WRN) and Bloom syndrome protein (BLM)...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716934/sigma-1-receptors-control-immune-driven-peripheral-opioid-analgesia-during-inflammation-in-mice
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Miguel A Tejada, Angeles Montilla-García, Shane J Cronin, Domagoj Cikes, Cristina Sánchez-Fernández, Rafael González-Cano, M Carmen Ruiz-Cantero, Josef M Penninger, José M Vela, José M Baeyens, Enrique J Cobos
Sigma-1 antagonism potentiates the antinociceptive effects of opioid drugs, so sigma-1 receptors constitute a biological brake to opioid drug-induced analgesia. The pathophysiological role of this process is unknown. We aimed to investigate whether sigma-1 antagonism reduces inflammatory pain through the disinhibition of the endogenous opioidergic system in mice. The selective sigma-1 antagonists BD-1063 and S1RA abolished mechanical and thermal hyperalgesia in mice with carrageenan-induced acute (3 h) inflammation...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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