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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820395/chemokine-c-x-c-motif-ligand-1-cxcl1-and-chemokine-c-x-c-motif-ligand-2-cxcl2-modulate-the-activity-of-trpv1-ib4-cultured-rat-dorsal-root-ganglia-neurons-upon-short-term-and-acute-application
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A F Deftu, A Filippi, K Shibsaki, R O Gheorghe, M Chiritoiu, V Ristoiu
CXCL1 and CXCL2 are two chemokines with 78% homology of their sequence. CXCL1 was associated with atopic dermatitis, a highly pruritic skin disease, but it is not clear what is its mechanism of action, while for CXCL2 there are no data about an association with itch sensitivity. CXCL1 and CXCL2 can modulate TRPV1 receptors, which are one of the most important downstream effectors for itch sensitivity, upon short-term (4 h) or long-term (24 h) incubation, but the data are incomplete. Therefore, the aims of this study were to better characterize the short-term effects of CXCL1 and CXCL2 on TRPV1(+)/IB4(+) dorsal root ganglia neurons known to include nociceptor and itch-sensitive neurons, and to obtain new data about the acute application (12 min) of the two chemokines on the same population of neurons...
June 2017: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819497/-volvulus-of-the-small-intestine-caused-by-mesenteric-lipoma
#2
Papa Alassane Mbaye, Aime Lakh Faye, Aloise Sagna, Ndeye Aby Ndoye, Ndeye Fatou Seck, Oumar Ndour, Gabriel Ngom
We report the case of a 7-year old girl presenting with sub-occlusive syndrome associated with acute paroxysmal abdominal pain at the level of the upper abdomen, vomiting and no evacuation of faeces. Physical examination showed discomfort with palpation of the upper abdomen. Abdominal ultrasound showed poorly limited intraperitoneal tissue formation without vascular features on doppler, exercising a mass effect on the neighborhood structures; mesenteric vessels were in their normal position. This mass on CT scan scorresponded to a well limited lipomatous formation exercising a mass effect on the caecum associated with volvulus of the small intestine...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818704/orphan-drug-regulation-a-missed-opportunity-for-children-and-adolescents-with-cancer
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Gilles Vassal, Pam Kearns, Patricia Blanc, Nicole Scobie, Delphine Heenen, Andy Pearson
BACKGROUND: Oncology represents a major sector in the field of orphan drug development in Europe. The objective was to evaluate whether children and adolescents with cancer benefited from the Orphan Drug Regulation. METHODS: Data on orphan drug designations (ODDs) and registered orphan drugs from 8th August 2000 to 10th September 2016 were collected from the Community Register of medicinal products for human use. Assessment history, product information and existence of paediatric investigation plans were searched and retrieved from the European Medicine Agency website...
August 14, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818421/erbb-signaling-antagonist-ameliorates-behavioral-deficit-induced-by-phencyclidine-pcp-in-mice-without-affecting-metabolic-syndrome-markers
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Hagar Tadmor, Idit Golani, Ravid Doron, Ilana Kremer, Alon Shamir
Schizophrenia is a severe syndrome that affects about 1% of the world population. Since the mid-1950s, antipsychotics have been used to treat schizophrenia with preference for treating positive symptoms; however, their tolerance level is low, there are numerous side effects, and only some patients respond to the treatment. Antipsychotic medications that are more effective, better tolerated, and with fewer adverse effects are urgently needed. Given the accumulating evidence of the role filled by the ErbB signaling network in the biology of the dopamine, GABA, and glutamate systems, and in the etiology of schizophrenia, we hypothesized that the ErbB network is a candidate for development of a novel agent through which various symptoms of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders might be treated...
August 14, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816594/consensus-statement-on-current-and-emerging-methods-for-the-diagnosis-and-evaluation-of-cerebrovascular-disease
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Manus J Donahue, Eric Achten, Petrice M Cogswell, Frank-Erik De Leeuw, Colin P Derdeyn, Rick M Dijkhuizen, Audrey P Fan, Rashid Ghaznawi, Jeremy J Heit, M Arfan Ikram, Peter Jezzard, Lori C Jordan, Eric Jouvent, Linda Knutsson, Richard Leigh, David S Liebeskind, Weili Lin, Thomas W Okell, Adnan I Qureshi, Charlotte J Stagg, Matthias Jp van Osch, Peter Cm van Zijl, Jennifer M Watchmaker, Max Wintermark, Ona Wu, Greg Zaharchuk, Jinyuan Zhou, Jeroen Hendrikse
Cerebrovascular disease (CVD) remains a leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in most developed countries. This work summarizes state-of-the-art, and possible future, diagnostic and evaluation approaches in multiple stages of CVD, including (i) visualization of sub-clinical disease processes, (ii) acute stroke theranostics, and (iii) characterization of post-stroke recovery mechanisms. Underlying pathophysiology as it relates to large vessel steno-occlusive disease and the impact of this macrovascular disease on tissue-level viability, hemodynamics (cerebral blood flow, cerebral blood volume, and mean transit time), and metabolism (cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen consumption and pH) are also discussed in the context of emerging neuroimaging protocols with sensitivity to these factors...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812184/ozone-generated-by-air-purifier-in-low-concentrations-friend-or-foe
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Larissa Vivan Cestonaro, Ana Maria Marcolan, Luciana Grazziotin Rossato-Grando, Ana Paula Anzolin, Gabriela Goethel, Angélica Vilani, Solange Cristina Garcia, Charise Dallazem Bertol
Ozone helps decontamination environments due to its oxidative power, however present toxicity when it is in high concentrations, by long periods of exposition. This study aimed to assess the safety of ozone generator air purifier at concentrations of 0.05 ppm in rats exposed to 3 and 24 h/day for 14 and 28 days. No significant differences are observed between groups in clinical signs, feed and water intake, relative body weight gain and relative weight of organs, macroscopy and microscopy of lungs, and oxidative plasma assay...
August 16, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810533/deltamethrin-induced-oxidative-stress-in-kidney-and-brain-of-rats-protective-effect-of-artemisia-campestris-essential-oil
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Mongi Saoudi, Riadh Badraoui, Houda Bouhajja, Marwa Ncir, Fatma Rahmouni, Malek Grati, Kamel Jamoussi, Abdelfattah El Feki
Artemisia campestris (Asteraceae) is widely used in traditional medicine in Southern Tunisia as a decoction for its antivenom, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, and antimicrobial activities. A. campestris essential oil (ACEO) was obtained by hydrodistillation from the aerial parts, since it has beneficial and therapeutic effects. Deltamethrin is a synthetic pyrethroid with broad spectrum activities against acaricides and insects and widely used for veterinary and agricultural purposes. Exposure to deltamethrin leads to nephrotoxic and neurotoxic side effects for human and many species including birds and fish...
August 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809939/a-cross-sectional-study-comparing-lateral-and-diagonal-maximum-weight-shift-in-people-with-stroke-and-healthy-controls-and-the-correlation-with-balance-gait-and-fear-of-falling
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Margaretha M van Dijk, Sarah Meyer, Solveig Sandstad, Evelyne Wiskerke, Rhea Thuwis, Chesny Vandekerckhove, Charlotte Myny, Nitesh Ghosh, Hilde Beyens, Eddy Dejaeger, Geert Verheyden
Impaired balance is common post stroke and can be assessed by means of force-platforms measuring center of pressure (COP) displacements during static standing, or more dynamically during lateral maximum weight shift (MWS). However, activities of daily life also include diagonal MWS and since force platforms are nowadays commercially available, investigating lateral and diagonal MWS in a clinical setting might be feasible and clinically relevant. We investigated lateral and diagonal MWS while standing in patients with stroke (PwS) and healthy controls (HC), evaluated MWS towards the affected and the non-affected side for PwS and correlated MWS with measures of balance, gait and fear of falling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809926/impact-of-fortified-versus-unfortified-lipid-based-supplements-on-morbidity-and-nutritional-status-a-randomised-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial-in-ill-gambian-children
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Stefan A Unger, Saikou Drammeh, Jahid Hasan, Kabiru Ceesay, Edrisa Sinjanka, Sainey Beyai, Bakary Sonko, Bai Lamin Dondeh, Anthony J Fulford, Sophie E Moore, Andrew M Prentice
BACKGROUND: Multiple micronutrients (MMN) are commonly prescribed in pediatric primary healthcare in sub-Saharan Africa to improve nutritional status and appetite without evidence for their effectiveness or international clinical guidelines. Community-wide MMN supplementation has shown limited and heterogeneous impact on growth and morbidity. Short-term ready-to-use therapeutic foods in acutely sick children in a hospital setting also had limited efficacy regarding subsequent growth. The effectiveness of MMN in improving morbidity or growth in sick children presenting for primary care has not been assessed...
August 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807598/effectiveness-of-edema-management-techniques-for-subacute-hand-edema-a-systematic-review
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Leanne K Miller, Christina Jerosch-Herold, Lee Shepstone
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. INTRODUCTION: Prolonged hand edema can have detrimental effects on range of motion and function. There is no consensus on how best to manage traumatic subacute edema. This is the first systematic review which examines the clinical effectiveness of edema treatments on hand volume. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the evidence of effectiveness of treatments for sub-acute hand edema...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806276/circulating-progenitor-cell-response-to-exercise-in-wheelchair-racing-athletes
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Grace M Niemiro, Thomas Edwards, J P Barfield, Joseph W Beals, Elizabeth M Broad, Robert W Motl, Nicholas A Burd, Lara A Pilutti, Michael De Lisio
INTRODUCTION: Circulating progenitor cells (CPCs) are a heterogeneous population of stem/progenitor cells in peripheral blood that participate in tissue repair. CPC mobilization has been well characterized in able-bodied persons, but has not been previously investigated in wheelchair racing athletes. The purpose of this study was to characterize CPC and CPC sub-population mobilization in elite wheelchair racing athletes in response to acute, upper-extremity aerobic exercise to determine if CPC responses are similar to ambulatory populations...
August 11, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804475/midterm-blood-pressure-variability-is-associated-with-poststroke-cognitive-impairment-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Shan Geng, Na Liu, Pin Meng, Niu Ji, Yong'an Sun, Yingda Xu, Guanghui Zhang, Xiaobing He, Zenglin Cai, Bei Wang, Bei Xu, Zaipo Li, Xiaoqin Niu, Yongjin Zhang, Bingchao Xu, Xinyu Zhou, Mingli He
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between blood pressure variability (BPV) and poststroke cognitive impairment (PSCI). METHODS: Seven-hundred ninety-six patients with acute ischemic stroke were included in this study. Midterm BPV was evaluated by calculating the SD and coefficient of variation (CV, 100 × SD/mean) of systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure during the 7 days after stroke onset. Cognitive function was assessed using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) at admission and at all follow-up visits...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804461/the-effect-of-resistance-exercise-on-inflammatory-and-myogenic-markers-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease
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Emma L Watson, Joao L Viana, David Wimbury, Naomi Martin, Neil J Greening, Jonathan Barratt, Alice C Smith
Background: Muscle wasting is a common complication of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and is clinically important given its strong association with morbidity and mortality in many other chronic conditions. Exercise provides physiological benefits for CKD patients, however the molecular response to exercise remains to be fully determined. We investigated the inflammatory and molecular response to resistance exercise before and after training in these patients. Methods: This is a secondary analysis of a randomized trial that investigated the effect of 8 week progressive resistance training on muscle mass and strength compared to non-exercising controls...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803231/in-potential-stroke-patients-on-warfarin-the-international-normalized-ratio-predicts-ischemia
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Cathy Cao, Ashley Martinelli, Brian Spoelhof, Rafael H Llinas, Elisabeth B Marsh
BACKGROUND: Stroke can occur in patients on warfarin despite anticoagulation. Patients with a low international normalized ratio (INR) should theoretically be at greater risk for ischemia than those who are therapeutic. Therefore, INR may be able to indicate whether new neurological deficits are more likely strokes or stroke mimics in patients on warfarin. This study evaluates the association and predictive value of INR in determining the likelihood of ischemia. METHODS: Patients were identified using the acute stroke registry at a Primary Stroke Center from January 2013 through December 2014...
August 11, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802994/expression-and-purification-of-norovirus-virus-like-particles-in-escherichia-coli-and-their-immunogenicity-in-mice
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Yuqi Huo, Xin Wan, Tong Ling, Jie Wu, Wenhui Wang, Shuo Shen
Norovirus (NoV) virus like particles (VLPs) produced in Spodoptera frugiperda (Sf9) cells have been tested in human volunteers as vaccine candidate and were shown to be protective against NoV induced acute gastroenteritis. In this study, prevailing Sydney-2012-like NoV major capsid protein gene with or without N-terminal deletions (N26 and N38, 26 and 38 amino acids deleted from N terminus,respectively) were sub-cloned into prokaryotic expression vector, pCold III and pCold IV. Soluble and insoluble proteins were detected for both vectors after induction and higher levels of protein expression were observed for constructs pCold III-N26 and pCold III-N38...
August 9, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795416/the-acute-effect-of-beta-guanidinopropionic-acid-versus-creatine-or-placebo-in-healthy-men-abc-trial-a-randomized-controlled-first-in-human-trial
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F A Karamat, D L Horjus, Y C Haan, L van der Woude, M C Schaap, I Oudman, G A van Montfrans, R Nieuwland, G S Salomons, J F Clark, L M Brewster
AIM: Increasing evidence indicates that the ATP-generating enzyme creatine kinase (CK) is involved in hypertension. CK rapidly regenerates ATP from creatine phosphate and ADP. Recently, we showed that beta-guanidinopropionic acid (GPA), a kidney-synthesized creatine analogue and competitive CK inhibitor, reduced blood pressure in spontaneously hypertensive rats. To further develop the substance as a potential blood pressure-lowering agent, we assessed the tolerability of a sub-therapeutic GPA dose in healthy men...
August 10, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793969/lung-ultrasound-in-internal-medicine-a-bedside-help-to-increase-accuracy-in-the-diagnosis-of-dyspnea
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Tiziano Perrone, Alessia Maggi, Carmelo Sgarlata, Ilaria Palumbo, Elisa Mossolani, Sara Ferrari, Ariel Melloul, Roberta Mussinelli, Michele Boldrini, Ambra Raimondi, Aderville Cabassi, Francesco Salinaro, Stefano Perlini
BACKGROUND: Dyspnea is one of the most frequent causes of admission in Internal Medicine wards, leading to a sizeable utilization of medical resources. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: The role of bedside lung ultrasound (LUS) was evaluated in 130 consecutive patients (age: 81±9years), in whom blindly collected LUS results were compared with data obtained by clinical examination, medical history, blood analysis, and chest X-ray. Dyspnea etiology was classified as "cardiac" (n=80), "respiratory" (n=36) or "mixed" (n=14), according to the discharge diagnosis (congestive heart failure either alone [n=80] or associated with pneumonia [n=14], pneumonia [n=24], and obstructive disventilatory syndrome [n=12])...
August 6, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792167/study-of-carotid-artery-intimomedial-thickness-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-co-relation-with-severity-of-the-disease
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L A Gauri, Q Fatima, S Diggi, A Khan, A Liyakat, K Nagar
INTRODUCTION: RA is a chronic inflammatory state, predisposing for atherosclerosis as it is an immunoinflammatory process. This study focuses on use of Carotid artery intimomedial thickness (CIMT) as a marker for subclinical atherosclerosis. OBJECTIVE: To study the assessment of atherosclerosis by Carotid Intimo-Medial Thickness (CIMT) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and Correlation of ultrasonographic findings with severity of disease (using DAS-28 score)...
July 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790425/minimal-long-term-neurobehavioral-impairments-after-endovascular-perforation-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-mice
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Claudia Fanizzi, Andrew D Sauerbeck, Mihika Gangolli, Gregory J Zipfel, David L Brody, Terrance T Kummer
Cognitive deficits are among the most severe and pervasive consequences of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). A critical step in developing therapies targeting such outcomes is the characterization of experimentally-tractable pre-clinical models that exhibit multi-domain neurobehavioral deficits similar to those afflicting humans. We therefore searched for neurobehavioral abnormalities following endovascular perforation induction of SAH in mice, a heavily-utilized model. We instituted a functional screen to manage variability in injury severity, then assessed acute functional deficits, as well as activity, anxiety-related behavior, learning and memory, socialization, and depressive-like behavior at sub-acute and chronic time points (up to 1 month post-injury)...
August 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782506/an-inducible-form-of-nrf2-confers-enhanced-protection-against-acute-oxidative-stresses-in-rpe-cells
#20
Khiem T Vu, John D Hulleman
Increasing evidence suggests that overt oxidative stress within the retina plays an important role in the progression of age-related retinal decline, and in particular, in the disease age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Nuclear factor erythroid 2-like 2 (Nrf2) is a master transcription factor that upregulates numerous of antioxidant/detoxification genes. Nrf2(-/-) mice develop progressive retinal degeneration that includes the formation of drusen-like deposits, lipofuscin, and sub-retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) deposition of inflammatory proteins...
August 4, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
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