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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429640/spinal-alterations-of-reil-insula-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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Foivos E Petrides, Ioannis A Mavroudis, Martha Spilioti, Fotios G Chatzinikolaou, Vasiliki G Costa, Stavros J Baloyannis
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that involves numerous cellular and biochemical mechanisms resulting in synaptic alterations and extensive neuronal loss. It is primarily characterized by impairment of memory, associated frequently with mood disorders. Continuous studies have shown that insula may be an important target of AD, but neuropathological alterations have not been described extensively. In the present study, we attempted to describe the morphometric and morphological changes of the spines of Reil insula in AD in comparison with normal aging using a silver impregnation technique...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429557/use-of-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-the-trabecular-bone-score-and-quantitative-computed-tomography-in-the-evaluation-of-chronic-kidney-disease-mineral-and-bone-disorders
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Nicholas Pocock
In subjects with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who suffer a minimal trauma fracture, the problem is to differentiate between osteoporosis and the various forms of renal bone disease associated with CKD-mineral and bone disorder. This problem is exacerbated by the fact that renal osteodystrophy may coexist with osteoporosis. The World Health Organization's bone mineral density (BMD) criteria for osteopenia ( -2.5 < T-score < -1.0) and osteoporosis (a T-score ≤ -2.5) may be used in patients with CKD stages 1-3...
March 2017: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427472/optimising-conservative-management-of-chronic-low-back-pain-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Katherine J Simson, Clint T Miller, Jon Ford, Andrew Hahne, Luana Main, Timo Rantalainen, Wei-Peng Teo, Megan Teychenne, David Connell, Guy Trudel, Guoyan Zheng, Gary Thickbroom, Daniel L Belavy
BACKGROUND: Lower back pain is a global health issue affecting approximately 80% of people at some stage in their life. The current literature suggests that any exercise is beneficial for reducing back pain. However, as pain is a subjective evaluation and physical deficits are evident in low back pain, using it as the sole outcome measure to evaluate superiority of an exercise protocol for low back pain treatment is insufficient. The overarching goal of the current clinical trial is to implement two common, conservative intervention approaches and examine their impact on deficits in chronic low back pain...
April 20, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425239/an-8-week-thoracic-spine-stabilization-exercise-program-improves-postural-back-pain-spine-alignment-postural-sway-and-core-endurance-in-university-students-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Şeyda Toprak Çelenay, Derya Özer Kaya
BACKGROUND/AIM: To investigate the effects of an 8-week thoracic stabilization exercise program on back pain, spinal alignment, postural sway, and core endurance in university students. MATERIALS AND METHODS: University students were randomly allocated into exercise (n: 28) and control (n: 25) groups. The exercise program was carried out 3 days a week for 8 weeks. Postural pain, spinal alignment, postural sway, and core endurance were assessed via visual analogue scale, Spinal Mouse, Biodex Balance System, and McGill's trunk muscle endurance tests at the baseline and after 8 weeks of training...
April 18, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423980/multiple-myeloma-of-the-spine
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Arian Lasocki, Frank Gaillard, Simon J Harrison
Radiology provides a crucial clinical adjunct in patients with plasma cell disorders, in particular multiple myeloma, and its uses are evolving and expanding. This pictorial review illustrates the role of imaging throughout the patient's clinical course, with specific reference to recently updated international diagnostic criteria. At presentation, imaging optimises characterisation and staging of the plasma-cell disorder, while later in the course of the disease, its roles include the monitoring of disease progression, assessment of post-treatment response and the investigation of clinical deterioration...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418645/brain-region-and-isoform-specific-phosphorylation-alters-kalirin-sh2-domain-interaction-sites-and-calpain-sensitivity
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Megan B Miller, Yan Yan, Kazuya Machida, Drew D Kiraly, Aaron D Levy, Yi I Wu, TuKiet Tan Lam, Thomas Abbott, Anthony John Koleske, Betty A Eipper, Richard E Mains
Kalirin7 (Kal7), a postsynaptic Rho GDP/GTP exchange factor (RhoGEF), plays a crucial role in long term potentiation and in the effects of cocaine on behavior and spine morphology. The KALRN gene has been linked to schizophrenia and other disorders of synaptic function. Mass spectrometry was used to quantify phosphorylation at 26 sites in Kal7 from individual adult rat nucleus accumbens and prefrontal cortex before and after exposure to acute or chronic cocaine. Region- and isoform-specific phosphorylation was observed along with region-specific effects of cocaine on Kal7 phosphorylation...
April 18, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416631/mutation-of-neuron-specific-chromatin-remodeling-subunit-baf53b-rescue-of-plasticity-and-memory-by-manipulating-actin-remodeling
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Annie Vogel Ciernia, Enikö A Kramár, Dina P Matheos, Robbert Havekes, Thekla J Hemstedt, Christophe N Magnan, Keith Sakata, Ashley Tran, Soraya Azzawi, Alberto Lopez, Richard Dang, Weisheng Wang, Brian Trieu, Joyce Tong, Ruth M Barrett, Rebecca J Post, Pierre Baldi, Ted Abel, Gary Lynch, Marcelo A Wood
Recent human exome-sequencing studies have implicated polymorphic Brg1-associated factor (BAF) complexes (mammalian SWI/SNF chromatin remodeling complexes) in several intellectual disabilities and cognitive disorders, including autism. However, it remains unclear how mutations in BAF complexes result in impaired cognitive function. Post-mitotic neurons express a neuron-specific assembly, nBAF, characterized by the neuron-specific subunit BAF53b. Subdomain 2 of BAF53b is essential for the differentiation of neuronal precursor cells into neurons...
May 2017: Learning & Memory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416189/the-validity-and-reliability-of-the-arabic-version-of-the-japanese-orthopedic-association-back-pain-evaluation-questionnaire-can-we-implement-it-in-saudi-arabia-study-design-cross-sectional-study
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Saud Mohammed Alfayez, Abdullah Nasser Bin Dous, Abdullah Abdulaziz Altowim, Qais Abdulmohsin Alrabiei, Bandar Obaid Alsubaie, Waleed Mohammad Awwad
BACKGROUND: The Japanese Orthopedic Association designed their back pain evaluation questionnaire (JOABPEQ) which was proven to be feasible, reliable and valid. The questionnaire's validity and reliability were confirmed when it was implemented in patients with different cultural background. Since the JOABPEQ still has not been utilized in any of the Arabic countries, we present the Arabic version with its validity and reliability. METHODS: After ensuring an optimal forward-backward translation of the JOABPEQ, the Arabic version was distributed among 151 patients visiting our clinics from December 2015 to February 2016...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414299/an-indirect-route-to-repetitive-actions
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David M Lovinger
It is increasingly evident that there is a genetic contribution to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) and other neural disorders involving excessive repetition of action sequences. Among the implicated genes in these disorders are those encoding postsynaptic scaffolding proteins with roles in synaptic transmission and plasticity. Several mouse models harboring synonymous mutations have shown alterations in synaptic transmission within the striatum, which has key roles in controlling actions and action sequences...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413490/noninvasive-cumulative-axial-load-may-induce-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-a-potential-rabbit-model
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Xuedong Bai, Deli Wang, Mingyue Zhou, Cheng Xu, Wei Li, Hui Tao, Qing He, Dike Ruan
Intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD) is considered to be the main cause of many spinal disorders; however, its underlying pathophysiology is not clearly understood. Recent studies indicate that excessive mechanical loading may serve a major role in the initiation of IDD. The aim of the present study was to explore the effect of noninvasive cumulative axial loading on the intervertebral discs of the lumbar spine using a novel rabbit model. Rabbits in the experimental group were placed into individual tubes specifically designed to force maintenance of an upright posture and were loaded with a heavy collar to increase the intradiscal pressure of their lumbar spine...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412603/impairments-of-balance-stepping-reactions-and-gait-in-people-with-cervical-dystonia
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Christopher Barr, Rhiannon Barnard, Lauren Edwards, Sheila Lennon, Lynley Bradnam
BACKGROUND: Impaired balance is common in neurological disorders. Cervical dystonia is a neurological movement disorder affecting the neck. The effect of this aberrant head posture on physical function is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To compare balance, mobility, gait and stepping reactions between ten people with cervical dystonia and ten control adults. METHODS: Spatiotemporal gait parameters and walking speed were assessed using a computerised walkway...
April 4, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410481/leg-symptoms-associated-with-sacroiliac-joint-disorder-and-related-pain
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Eiichi Murakami, Toshimi Aizawa, Daisuke Kurosawa, Kyoko Noguchi
OBJECTIVE: The symptoms of sacroiliac joint (SIJ) disorders are usually detected in the buttock and groin, and occasionally referred to the thigh and leg. However, lumbar disorders also cause symptoms in these same body regions. The presence of a characteristic, symptomatic pattern in the legs would be useful for diagnosing SIJ disorders. This study aimed to identify specific leg symptoms in patients with SIJ pain originating from the posterior sacroiliac ligament and determine the rate of occurrence of these symptoms...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409765/effects-of-patient-handling-and-individual-factors-on-the-prevalence-of-low-back-pain-among-nursing-personnel
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Seyed Ehsan Samaei, Maryam Mostafaee, Hasanali Jafarpoor, Majid Bagheri Hosseinabadi
BACKGROUND: Patient transfer is one of the main tasks of nursing personnel; it imposes compressive and shear forces on nurses' lower spine. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of Low Back Pains (LBPs), risk factors in the incidence of such disorders, and patient transfer risk assessment among nursing personnel. METHODS: This study was carried out on 243 randomly selected nursing personnel who played a role in transferring the patients (58 wards)...
April 12, 2017: Work: a Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407760/a-comparative-study-of-bone-biopsies-from-the-iliac-crest-the-tibial-bone-and-the-lumbar-spine
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Ruth G G Hiller, Margret Patecki, Claudia Neunaber, Janin Reifenrath, Jan T Kielstein, Heike Kielstein
BACKGROUND: Patients with an impaired renal function show a high incidence of bone and mineral disturbances. These 'chronic kidney disease - mineral and bone disorders' (CKD-MBD) range from high turnover osteoporosis to adynamic bone disease. Currently, the histomorphometric analysis of a bone biopsy taken from the iliac crest is viewed as the gold standard for CKD-MBD subtype differentiation. However, the clinical relevance of such a biopsy is questionable since iliac crest fractures are an extremely rare finding...
April 13, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400724/influence-of-cervical-spine-mobility-on-the-focal-and-postural-components-of-the-sit-to-stand-task
#15
Alain Hamaoui, Caroline Alamini-Rodrigues
The aim of this study was to determine the influence of cervical spine mobility on the focal and postural components of the sit-to-stand transition, which represent the preparatory and execution phases of the task, respectively. Sixteen asymptomatic female participants (22 ± 3 years, 163 ± 0,06 cm, 57,5 ± 5 kg), free of any neurological or musculoskeletal disorders, performed six trials of the sit-to-stand task at maximum speed, in four experimental conditions varying the mobility of the cervical spine by means of three different splints...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396402/apc-c-cdh1-rock2-pathway-controls-dendritic-integrity-and-memory
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Verónica Bobo-Jiménez, María Delgado-Esteban, Julie Angibaud, Irene Sánchez-Morán, Antonio de la Fuente, Javier Yajeya, U Valentin Nägerl, José Castillo, Juan P Bolaños, Angeles Almeida
Disruption of neuronal morphology contributes to the pathology of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, the underlying molecular mechanisms are unknown. Here, we show that postnatal deletion of Cdh1, a cofactor of the anaphase-promoting complex/cyclosome (APC/C) ubiquitin ligase in neurons [Cdh1 conditional knockout (cKO)], disrupts dendrite arborization and causes dendritic spine and synapse loss in the cortex and hippocampus, concomitant with memory impairment and neurodegeneration, in adult mice...
April 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392717/effects-of-water-based-exercise-on-bone-health-of-middle-aged-and-older-adults-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Vini Simas, Wayne Hing, Rodney Pope, Mike Climstein
BACKGROUND: Age-related bone loss is a major health concern. Only exercises associated with high-impact and mechanical loading have been linked to a positive effect on bone turnover; however, these types of exercises may not always be appropriate for middle-aged and older adults due to physical decline or chronic disorders such as osteoarthritis. Water-based exercise (WBE) has been shown to affect different components of physical fitness, has lower risks of traumatic fracture, and applies less stress to joints...
2017: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391286/basal-ganglia-calcification-with-tetanic-seizure-suggest-mitochondrial-disorder
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Josef Finsterer, Barbara Enzelsberger, Adam Bastowansky
BACKGROUND Basal ganglia calcification (BGC) is a rare sporadic or hereditary central nervous system (CNS) abnormality, characterized by symmetric or asymmetric calcification of the basal ganglia. CASE REPORT We report the case of a 65-year-old Gypsy female who was admitted for a tetanic seizure, and who had a history of polyneuropathy, restless-leg syndrome, retinopathy, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis with consecutive hyperkyphosis, cervicalgia, lumbalgia, struma nodosa requiring thyroidectomy and consecutive hypothyroidism, adipositas, resection of a vocal chord polyp, arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, atheromatosis of the aorta, peripheral artery disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, steatosis hepatis, mild renal insufficiency, long-term hypocalcemia, hyperphosphatemia, impingement syndrome, spondylarthrosis of the lumbar spine, and hysterectomy...
April 9, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387655/musculoskeletal-symptoms-of-the-neck-and-shoulder-among-dental-practitioners
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Božana Radanović, Predrag Vučinić, Tanja Janković, Elvis Mahmutović, Davor Penjašković
OBJECTIVES: Musculoskeletal symptoms of the neck and shoulder represent a condition whose basic characteristic is pain. These conditions are very often present in dental health professionals. The aim of the paper was to determine presence of discomforts in areas of head, neck, shoulders, upper back and upper limbs at health professionals in area of dentistry, as well as discomfort localisation and methods of treatment. METHODS: The research included 45 health professionals (dentists, dental assistants and dental technicians) employed at Dental Clinic of Vojvodina...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380447/the-p75-neurotrophin-receptor-regulates-cranial-irradiation-induced-hippocampus-dependent-cognitive-dysfunction
#20
Xin Ding, Hao-Hao Wu, Sheng-Jun Ji, Shang Cai, Pei-Wen Dai, Mei-Ling Xu, Jun-Jun Zhang, Qi-Xian Zhang, Ye Tian, Quan-Hong Ma
Cognitive deficits, characterized by progressive problems with hippocampus-dependent learning, memory and spatial processing, are the most serious complication of cranial irradiation. However, the underlying mechanisms remain obscure. The p75 neurotrophin receptor (p75NTR) is involved in a diverse arrays of cellular responses, including neurite outgrowth, neurogenesis, and negative regulation of spine density, which are associated with various neurological disorders. In this study, male Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats received 10 Gy cranial irradiation...
March 23, 2017: Oncotarget
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