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Marrie van der Mooren, Robert Rosén, Luuk Franssen, Linda Lundström, Patricia Piers
Purpose: To quantify the effect of induced stray light on halo size, luminance threshold, and contrast sensitivity. Methods: Retinal stray light was induced in five healthy subjects using different photographic filters. The stray light induced ranged from levels observed in intraocular lenses (IOLs) with glistenings (low) to cataract level (high). The visual impact was measured for halo size, luminance detection threshold, and contrast sensitivity with and without a glare source...
October 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Jaeyoung Kim, Mee Kum Kim, Won Ryang Wee, Joo Youn Oh
PURPOSE: To report a case of Mooren ulcer that developed in a pediatric patient wearing orthokeratology overnight contact lenses. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: A 10-year-old boy was referred to our clinic because of progressive peripheral corneal ulcer in the right eye, despite the intensive use of fortified antibiotic eye drops. The patient had been using overnight orthokeratology lenses for 4 months before presentation of corneal ulcer...
October 13, 2016: Eye & Contact Lens
Philip Kemp, Moorene Gilding, Khooseal Seewooruttun, Hannah Walsh
Background With a rise in the number of unqualified staff providing health and social care, and reports raising concerns about the quality of care provided, there is a need to address the learning needs of clinical support workers. This article describes a qualitative evaluation of a service improvement project that involved a work-based learning approach for clinical support workers on mental health inpatient wards. Aim To investigate and identify insights in relation to the content and process of learning using a work-based learning approach for clinical support workers...
September 14, 2016: Nursing Standard
Behzad Hajizadeh Maleki, Bakhtyar Tartibian, Frank C Mooren, Karsten Krüger, Leah Z FitzGerald, Mohammad Chehrazi
The aim of this study was to investigate whether honey supplementation (70g, ninety minutes before each training session) attenuates changes in lymphocyte counts, DNA damage, cytokines, antioxidative and peroxidative biomarkers following moderate-to-intensive exercise training in male road cyclists. Healthy nonprofessional cyclists (n=24, aged 17-26years) were randomly assigned to exercise+supplement (EX+S, n=12) and exercise (EX, n=12) groups for an experimental period of 16weeks. Moderate-to-intensive exercise training increased lymphocytes DNA damage, cytokines and peroxidative biomarkers as well as decreased antioxidative biomarkers in the EX group...
December 2016: Cytokine
Renyi Liu, Wei Fan, Karsten Krüger, Yu Xiao, Christian Pilat, Michael Seimetz, Robert Ringseis, Eveline Baumgart-Vogt, Klaus Eder, Norbert Weissmann, Frank-Christoph Mooren
PURPOSE: The study aimed to investigate the effects of chronic moderate exercise on regulation of intracellular calcium signaling as an important link to proliferation capacity in murine splenic T lymphocytes. METHODS: Male CD1 Swiss mice were randomly assigned either to a control group (CG) or an exercise group (EG). EG mice performed voluntary exercise for 3 months. Lymphocytes were isolated from murine spleens and intracellular calcium was determined using Fura-2(AM) and fluorescence spectrometry...
August 12, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Kerstin Muders, Christian Pilat, Vanessa Deuster, Torsten Frech, Karsten Krüger, Jörn Pons-Kühnemann, Frank-Christoph Mooren
The present double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial intended to test whether ingestion of a natural combination medicine (Tr14 tablets) affects serum muscle damage and inflammatory immune response after downhill running. 96 male subjects received Tr14 tablets, which consist of 14 diluted biological and mineral components, or a placebo for 72 h after the exercise test, respectively. Changes in postexercise levels of various serum muscle damage and immunological markers were investigated...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
Xiaolu Xu, Xinxin Wang, Elizabeth M Todd, Emily R Jaeger, Jennifer L Vella, Olivia L Mooren, Yunfeng Feng, Jiancheng Hu, John A Cooper, Sharon Celeste Morley, Yina H Huang
Exploring the mechanisms controlling lymphocyte trafficking is essential for understanding the function of the immune system and the pathophysiology of immunodeficiencies. The mammalian Ste20-like kinase 1 (Mst1) has been identified as a critical signaling mediator of T cell migration, and loss of Mst1 results in immunodeficiency disease. Although Mst1 is known to support T cell migration through induction of cell polarization and lamellipodial formation, the downstream effectors of Mst1 are incompletely defined...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
Damien Guindolet, Clotilde Reynaud, Gaelle Clavel, Georges Belangé, Maycene Benmahmed, Serge Doan, Gilles Hayem, Isabelle Cochereau, Eric E Gabison
PURPOSE: Management of severe and refractory Mooren's ulcers is challenging as it encompasses tectonic surgical treatment and aggressive immunosuppressive therapies. Efficacy of rituximab in the management of severe Mooren's ulcers has never been reported. METHODS: Five patients (six eyes) from the Cornea and External Disorders department at the Rothschild Ophthalmologic Foundation (Paris, France) were treated for severe Mooren's ulcer unresponsive to conventional treatments between 2008 and 2016...
July 22, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
Tobias Gronau, Karsten Krüger, Carina Prein, Attila Aszodi, Isabel Gronau, Renato V Iozzo, Frank C Mooren, Hauke Clausen-Schaumann, Jessica Bertrand, Thomas Pap, Peter Bruckner, Rita Dreier
OBJECTIVE: Interterritorial regions of articular cartilage matrix are rich in decorin, a small leucine-rich proteoglycan and important structural protein, also involved in many signalling events. Decorin sequesters transforming growth factor β (TGFβ), thereby regulating its activity. Here, we analysed whether increased bioavailability of TGFβ in decorin-deficient (Dcn(-/-)) cartilage leads to changes in biomechanical properties and resistance to osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: Unchallenged knee cartilage was analysed by atomic force microscopy (AFM) and immunohistochemistry...
July 4, 2016: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
F Jackie June Ter Heide, Trudy M Mooren, Ad de Jongh, Rolf J Kleber
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: British Journal of Psychiatry: the Journal of Mental Science
Karsten Krüger, Katharina Alack, Lena Mink, Elisabeth Pfeifer, Katharina Gindler, Torsten Frech, Frank C Mooren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Frank C Mooren, Karsten Krüger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Christian Pilat, Kerstin Muders, Vanessa Deuster, Torsten Frech, Karsten Krüger, Jörn Pons-Kühnemann, Christine Scheibelhut, Frank-Christoph Mooren
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Hui Wu, Yuan Hu, Xiao-Ru Shi, Feihong Xu, Chun-Ying Jiang, Rong Huang, Hui Jia
The present report describes the clinical course and treatment of a Mooren-like ulcer associated with abuse of topical anesthetics and dexamethasone. A 38-year-old male physician treated himself with lidocaine, tetracaine and dexamethasone (DEX) eye drops for severe pain and decline of vision in both eyes. After six months of treatment, his right cornea exhibited annular melting with full-thickness stromal infiltration at the limbus and central corneal haze. His left cornea was completely melted and exhibited iris prolapse...
July 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Anna Otte, Anthony C Marriott, Carola Dreier, Brian Dove, Kyra Mooren, Thorsten R Klingen, Martina Sauter, Katy-Anne Thompson, Allan Bennett, Karin Klingel, Debby van Riel, Alice C McHardy, Miles W Carroll, Gülsah Gabriel
There is increasing evidence that 2009 pandemic H1N1 influenza viruses have evolved after pandemic onset giving rise to severe epidemics in subsequent waves. However, it still remains unclear which viral determinants might have contributed to disease severity after pandemic initiation. Here, we show that distinct mutations in the 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus genome have occurred with increased frequency after pandemic declaration. Among those, a mutation in the viral hemagglutinin was identified that increases 2009 pandemic H1N1 virus binding to human-like α2,6-linked sialic acids...
2016: Scientific Reports
Kaz de Jong, Cono Ariti, Saskia van der Kam, Trudy Mooren, Leslie Shanks, Giovanni Pintaldi, Rolf Kleber
Existing tools for evaluating psychosocial interventions (un-validated self-reporting questionnaires) are not ideal for use in non-Western conflict settings. We implement a generic method of treatment evaluation, using client and counsellor feedback, in 18 projects in non-Western humanitarian settings. We discuss our findings from the perspective of validity and suggestions for future research. A retrospective analysis is executed using data gathered from psychosocial projects. Clients (n = 7,058) complete two (complaints and functioning) rating scales each session and counsellors rate the client's status at exit...
2016: PloS One
K Krüger, J Bredehöft, F C Mooren, C Rummel
Acute endurance exercise has been shown to modulate cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 expression, which is suggested to affect neuronal plasticity and learning. Here, we investigated the effect of regular strength and endurance training on cerebral COX-2 expression, inflammatory markers in the brain, and circulating cytokines. Male C57BL/6N mice were assigned to either a sedentary control group (CG), an endurance training group (EG; treadmill running for 30 min/day, 5 times/wk, 10 wk), or a strength training group (SG; strength training by isometric holding, same duration as EG)...
July 1, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
Marius Schild, Gerrit Eichner, Thomas Beiter, Martina Zügel, Ilke Krumholz-Wagner, Jens Hudemann, Christian Pilat, Karsten Krüger, Andreas M Niess, Jürgen M Steinacker, Frank C Mooren
Acute physical exercise and repeated exercise stimuli affect whole-body metabolic and immunologic homeostasis. The aim of this study was to determine plasma protein profiles of trained (EET, n = 19) and untrained (SED, n = 17) individuals at rest and in response to an acute bout of endurance exercise. Participants completed a bicycle exercise test at an intensity corresponding to 80% of their VO2max. Plasma samples were taken before, directly after, and three hours after exercise and analyzed using multiplex immunoassays...
2016: Mediators of Inflammation
Karsten Krüger, Katharina Alack, Robert Ringseis, Lena Mink, Elisabeth Pfeifer, Matthias Schinle, Katharina Gindler, Lena Kimmelmann, Rüdiger Walscheid, Kerstin Muders, Torsten Frech, Klaus Eder, Frank-Christoph Mooren
INTRODUCTION: High-intensity interval training (HIT) exercise has gained much interest in both performance and recreational sports. This study aims to compare the effect of HIT versus continuous (CONT) exercise with regard to changes of circulating T cells and progenitor cells. METHODS: Subjects (n = 23) completed an HIT test and an isocaloric CONT test. Blood samples were collected before, immediately after, and 3 and 24 h postexercise for the assessment of low differentiated (CD3CD28CD57), highly differentiated T cells (CD3CD28CD57), regulatory T cells (Tregs) (CD4CD25CD127), hematopoietic progenitor cells (CD45CD34), and endothelial progenitor cells (CD45CD34KDR) by flow cytometry...
October 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Nora Mooren, Julie Krans, Gérard W B Näring, Michelle L Moulds, Agnes van Minnen
The vantage perspective from which a memory is retrieved influences the memory's emotional impact, intrusiveness, and phenomenological characteristics. This study tested whether similar effects are observed when participants were instructed to imagine the events from a specific perspective. Fifty student participants listened to a verbal report of car-accidents and visualized the scenery from either a field or observer perspective. There were no between-condition differences in emotionality of memories and the number of intrusions, but imagery experienced from a relative observer perspective was rated as less self-relevant...
May 2016: Consciousness and Cognition
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