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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768840/thalamic-deep-brain-stimulation-for-tremor-in-parkinson-disease-essential-tremor-and-dystonia
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Rubens Gisbert Cury, Valerie Fraix, Anna Castrioto, Maricely Ambar Pérez Fernández, Paul Krack, Stephan Chabardes, Eric Seigneuret, Alim-Louis Benabid, Elena Moro
OBJECTIVE: To report on the long-term outcomes of deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the thalamic ventral intermediate nucleus (VIM) in Parkinson disease (PD), essential tremor (ET), and dystonic tremor. METHODS: One hundred fifty-nine patients with PD, ET, and dystonia underwent VIM DBS due to refractory tremor at the Grenoble University Hospital. The primary outcome was a change in the tremor scores at 1 year after surgery and at the latest follow-up (21 years). Secondary outcomes included the relationship between tremor score reduction over time and the active contact position...
August 2, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745020/distinct-roles-of-the-7-transmembrane-receptor-protein-rta3-in-regulating-the-asymmetric-distribution-of-phosphatidylcholine-across-the-plasma-membrane-and-biofilm-formation-in-candida-albicans
#2
Archita Srivastava, Shabnam Sircaik, Farha Husain, Edwina Thomas, Shivani Ror, Sumit Rastogi, Darakshan Alim, Priyanka Bapat, David R Andes, Clarissa J Nobile, Sneh L Panwar
Fungal pathogens like Candida albicans exhibit several survival mechanisms to evade attack by antifungals and colonize host tissues. Rta3, a member of the Rta1-like family of lipid-translocating exporters has a 7-transmembrane domain (7TMD) topology, similar to the G-protein-coupled receptors (GPCR) and is unique to the fungal kingdom. Our findings point towards a role for the plasma membrane localized Rta3 in providing tolerance to miltefosine, an analog of alkylphosphocholine, by maintaining mitochondrial energetics...
July 25, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730108/transfer-of-single-dose-of-intravitreal-injection-of-ranibizumab-and-bevacizumab-into-milk-of-sheep
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Tugba Cakmak Argun, Ozlem Yalcin Tok, Levent Tok, Gulsen Yilmaz, Fatma Meric Yilmaz, Alime Gunes, Mehmet Argun, Osman Butuner
AIM: To investigate whether single-dose intravitreal injections of bevacizumab and ranibizumab transfer into milk. METHODS: This study included lactating 12 sheep and a single 3-month old suckling lamb of each sheep. Two groups consisting of 6 sheep and their lambs were constituted; the ranibizumab group and the bevacizumab group before the administration of intravitreal injections, blood and milk samples were obtained from all sheep and, following the injections, blood and milk samples of all sheep and blood samples of all lambs were collected at regular time points...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727388/lysozyme-gene-treatment-in-testosterone-induced-benign-prostate-hyperplasia-rat-model-and-comparasion-of-its-effectiveness-with-botulinum-toxin-injection
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Osman Ergün, Pinar Aslan Koşar, İbrahim Onaran, Hakan Darici, Alim Koşar
OBJECTIVES: To compare the effects and histopathological changes of botulinum neurotoxin type A and lysozyme gene injections into prostate tissue within a testosterone induced benign prostate hyperplasia rat model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 40 male Wistar rats were randomized into four Groups. Group-1: Control, Group-2: Testosterone replacement, Group-3: Testosterone+botulinum neurotoxin type A, Group-4: Testosterone+plazmid DNA/liposome complex. RESULTS: Estimated prostate volume of the testosterone injected Groups were higher than the control (p <0...
July 20, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710082/accuracy-and-precision-of-venous-pressure-measurements-of-endovascular-microcatheters-in-the-setting-of-dural-venous-sinus-stenosis
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Michael B Avery, Sheryl Sambrano, Javed Khader Eliyas, Muneer Eesa, Alim P Mitha
INTRODUCTION: Dural venous sinus stenosis (DVSS) may lead to increased intracranial pressure, sometimes requiring a stent if a high pressure gradient exists. Many neuroendovascular physicians use microcatheters to measure gradients, yet there are no studies comparing the accuracies and precisions of modern day microcatheters. We examined pressure recordings from five commonly used microcatheters in an experimental DVSS model. METHODS: Using a programmable pump, dynamic flow was established in a closed circuit mimicking the venous sinus waveform...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702799/greater-occipital-nerve-infiltration-under-mr-guidance-feasibility-study-and-preliminary-results
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Adrian Kastler, Romain Perolat, Bruno Kastler, Caroline Maindet-Dominici, Jan Fritz, Alim Louis Benabid, Stephan Chabardes, Alexandre Krainik
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of greater occipital nerve (GON) intermediate site infiltration with MRI guidance. METHODS: Eleven consecutive patients suffering from chronic refractory cranio-facial pain who underwent 16 GON infiltrations were included in this prospective study. All of the procedures were performed on an outpatient basis in the research facility of our institution, with a 1.5 T scanner. The fatty space between inferior obliquus and semispinalis muscles at C1-C2 level was defined as the target...
July 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691348/rare-complication-of-fibroids-in-pregnancy-spontaneous-fibroid-rupture
#7
Alim Swarray-Deen, Shirley A Mensah-Brown, Jerry Coleman
Uterine fibroids in pregnancy present with numerous complications. However, spontaneous rupture is a rare and potentially life-threatening event. We report a case of a 43-year-old multiparous woman who presented with hypovolemic shock secondary to a ruptured uterine fibroid 2 days after a spontaneous vaginal delivery. Emergency laparotomy confirmed massive intra-abdominal hemorrhage from the ruptured capsule of a 10-cm subserosal fibroid. A myomectomy was performed. Her postoperative recovery period was uneventful...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689149/the-response-of-soil-and-stream-chemistry-to-decreases-in-acid-deposition-in-the-catskill-mountains-new-york-usa
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Michael R McHale, Douglas A Burns, Jason Siemion, Michael R Antidormi
The Catskill Mountains have been adversely impacted by decades of acid deposition, however, since the early 1990s, levels have decreased sharply as a result of decreases in emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides. This study examines trends in acid deposition, stream-water chemistry, and soil chemistry in the southeastern Catskill Mountains. We measured significant reductions in acid deposition and improvement in stream-water quality in 5 streams included in this study from 1992 to 2014. The largest, most significant trends were for sulfate (SO4(2-)) concentrations (mean trend of -2...
July 6, 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685918/a-long-term-bci-study-with-ecog-recordings-in-freely-moving-rats
#9
Thomas Costecalde, Tetiana Aksenova, Napoleon Torres-Martinez, Andriy Eliseyev, Corinne Mestais, Cecile Moro, Alim Louis Benabid
BACKGROUND: Brain Computer Interface (BCI) studies are performed in an increasing number of applications. Questions are raised about electrodes, data processing and effectors. Experiments are needed to solve these issues. OBJECTIVE: To develop a simple BCI set-up to easier studies for improving the mathematical tools to process the ECoG to control an effector. METHOD: We designed a simple BCI using transcranial electrodes (17 screws, three mechanically linked to create a common reference, 14 used as recording electrodes) to record Electro-Cortico-Graphic (ECoG) neuronal activities in rodents...
July 6, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685004/a-newborn-with-an-alternative-porto-caval-shunt
#10
Çağrı Damar, Ayşe Gül Alımlı, Betül Emine Derinkuyu, Kudret Ebru Özcan, Asburçe Olgaç, Ali Murat Koç
BACKGROUND: Absent ductus venosus (ADV) is a rare condition, but it should be known that this embryonic anomaly may be detected by fetal echocardiographic or newborn ultrasound examinations. CASE REPORT: We present a baby with an ADV and an accompanying alternative porto-caval shunt between the right portal vein and inferior vena cava detected on postnatal ultrasound examination. CONCLUSIONS: Variations in the fetal umbilical or porto-systemic circulations should be detected by fetal or newborn ultrasound examinations and kept in mind before common interventions such as UV catheterizations...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680171/thiamine-prescribing-practices-for-adult-patients-admitted-to-an-internal-medicine-service
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Uzma Alim, Duane Bates, Ashten Langevin, Denise Werry, Deonne Dersch-Mills, Robert J Herman, Marcy Mintz, Sunita Ghosh
BACKGROUND: Thiamine (vitamin B1) is an essential cofactor responsible for the breakdown of glucose, and its deficiency is associated with Wernicke encephalopathy (WE). There is a lack of evidence from systematic studies on the optimal dosing of thiamine for WE. Objectives: The primary objective was to describe the prescribing patterns for IV thiamine in adult patients admitted to a large teaching hospital. The secondary objective was to evaluate the clinical resolution of WE symptoms (confusion, ataxia, and/or ocular motor abnormalities) in relation to the dose of IV thiamine prescribed...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668970/achilles-tendon-rupture-healing-is-enhanced-by-intermittent-pneumatic-compression-upregulating-collagen-type-i-synthesis
#12
Md Abdul Alim, Erica Domeij-Arverud, Gunnar Nilsson, Gunnar Edman, Paul W Ackermann
PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS: Adjuvant intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) during leg immobilization following Achilles tendon rupture (ATR) has been shown to reduce the risk of deep venous thrombosis. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether IPC can also promote tendon healing. METHODS: One hundred and fifty patients with surgical repair of acute ATR were post-operatively leg immobilized and prospectively randomized. Patients were allocated for 2 weeks of either adjuvant IPC treatment (n = 74) or treatment-as-usual (n = 74) in a plaster cast without IPC...
July 1, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666347/a-contemporary-picture-of-the-burden-of-death-and-disability-in-indian-adolescents-data-from-the-global-burden-of-disease-study
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Rohina Joshi, Mohammed Alim, Pallab K Maulik, Robyn Norton
Background: Adolescents (10-19 years old) comprise a fifth of the Indian population (253.2 million), yet there is very little published information about the burden of disease and injury for this age group. This paper aims to provide a contemporary picture of the leading causes of death and disability for Indian adolescent girls and boys for 2013, and changes in deaths and disability between 1990 and 2013. Methods: Data from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study for India, for the years 1990 and 2013, were accessed...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665493/assessment-of-the-inhibitory-effects-and-molecular-docking-of-some-sulfonamides-on-human-serum-paraoxonase-1
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Zuhal Alim, Deryanur Kilic, Zeynep Koksal, Sukru Beydemir, Hasan Ozdemir
Paraoxonase-1 (PON1) is an organophosphate hydrolyzer and antiatherogenic enzyme. Due to the PON1's crucial functions, inhibitors and activators of PON1 must be known for pharmacological applications. In this study, we investigated the in vitro effects of some sulfonamides compounds on human serum PON1 (hPON1). For this aim, we purified the hPON1 from human serum with high specific activity by using simple chromatographic methods, and after the purification processes, we investigated in vitro interactions between the enzyme and some sulfonamides (2-amino-5-methyl-1,3-benzenedisulfonamide, 2-chloro-4-sülfamoilaniline, 4-amino-3-methylbenzenesulfanilamide, sulfisoxazole, sulfisomidine, and 5-amino-2-methylbenzenesulfonamide)...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607793/the-case-of-reactive-arthritis-secondary-to-echinococcus-infestation
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Bülent Alım, Sinan Çetinel, M Alperen Servi, Fahrettin Bostancı, Mehmet Ozan Bingöl
Reactive arthritis is an inflammatory joint disease that develops after an infection and it usually occurs following a gastrointestinal or genitourinary system infection and it belongs to the family of arthritis called "spondyloarthritis." We wanted to represent a rare case of reactive arthritis secondary to Echinococcus infestation. Cyst hydatid disease is common in endemic regions like Turkey. Internal organ involvements, especially liver and lung, are most frequent involvements. Primary bone involvement is rare complication of Echinococcus infestation...
2017: Case Reports in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596841/targeting-endosomal-acidification-by-chloroquine-analogs-as-a-promising-strategy-for-the-treatment-of-emerging-viral-diseases
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REVIEW
Md Abdul Alim Al-Bari
Emerging viruses such as HIV, dengue, influenza A, SARS coronavirus, Ebola, and other viruses pose a significant threat to human health. Majority of these viruses are responsible for the outbreaks of pathogenic lethal infections. To date, there are no effective therapeutic strategies available for the prophylaxis and treatment of these infections. Chloroquine analogs have been used for decades as the primary and most successful drugs against malaria. Concomitant with the emergence of chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium strains and a subsequent decrease in the use as antimalarial drugs, other applications of the analogs have been investigated...
February 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514737/integration-of-phytochemicals-and-phytotherapy-into-cancer-precision-medicine
#17
REVIEW
Thomas Efferth, Mohamed E M Saeed, Elhaj Mirghani, Awadh Alim, Zahir Yassin, Elfatih Saeed, Hassan E Khalid, Salah Daak
Concepts of individualized therapy in the 1970s and 1980s attempted to develop predictive in vitro tests for individual drug responsiveness without reaching clinical routine. Precision medicine attempts to device novel individual cancer therapy strategies. Using bioinformatics, relevant knowledge is extracted from huge data amounts. However, tumor heterogeneity challenges chemotherapy due to genetically and phenotypically different cell subpopulations, which may lead to refractory tumors. Natural products always served as vital resources for cancer therapy (e...
July 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499170/4-phenyl-quinoline-derivatives-as-potential-serotonin-receptor-ligands-with-antiproliferative-activity
#18
Pranaya V Joshi, Alim A Sayed, Ameeta RaviKumar, Vedavati G Puranik, Smita S Zinjarde
Antagonists of signaling receptors are often effective non-toxic therapeutic agents. Over the years, there have been evidences describing the role of serotonin or 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) in development of cancer. Although there are reports on the antiproliferative effects of some serotonin receptor antagonists, there are very few investigations related to understanding their structure-activity relationships. In this study, we report the screening of a library of 4-phenyl quinoline derivatives for their antiproliferative activities...
May 2, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471767/pharmacological-stimulation-of-neuronal-plasticity-in-acquired-brain-injury
#19
Paul Carrillo-Mora, Juan Manuel Alcantar-Shramm, Kievka M Almaguer-Benavides, Julio José Macías-Gallardo, Alim Fuentes-Bello, Marlene A Rodríguez-Barragán
INTRODUCTION: Brain injuries are one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. It is estimated that nearly half of patients who develop severe sequelae will continue with a chronic severe disability despite having received an appropriate rehabilitation program. For more than 3 decades, there has been a worldwide effort to investigate the possibility of pharmacologically stimulating the neuroplasticity process for enhancing the recovery of these patients. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to make a critical and updated review of the available evidence that supports the positive effect of different drugs on the recovery from brain injury...
May 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465441/mechanism-of-signal-propagation-in-physarum-polycephalum
#20
Karen Alim, Natalie Andrew, Anne Pringle, Michael P Brenner
Complex behaviors are typically associated with animals, but the capacity to integrate information and function as a coordinated individual is also a ubiquitous but poorly understood feature of organisms such as slime molds and fungi. Plasmodial slime molds grow as networks and use flexible, undifferentiated body plans to forage for food. How an individual communicates across its network remains a puzzle, but Physarum polycephalum has emerged as a novel model used to explore emergent dynamics. Within P. polycephalum, cytoplasm is shuttled in a peristaltic wave driven by cross-sectional contractions of tubes...
May 16, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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