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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108852/missing-the-target-the-neural-processing-underlying-the-omission-error
#1
Rinaldo Livio Perri, Donatella Spinelli, Francesco Di Russo
The omissions are infrequent errors consisting in missing responses to the target stimuli. This is the first study aimed at investigating the brain activities associated with omissions in a decision-making task. We recorded event-related potentials (ERPs) in 12 subjects which reported a suitable number of omissions in a visual go/no-go task. We investigated both the pre- and post-stimulus brain activities associated with correct and omitted trials. The electrical neuroimaging technique (BESA) was adopted to extract the anterior insula (aIns) activity associated with the prefrontal P2 component (pP2) peaking about 300 ms after the stimulus and reflecting the stimulus-response mapping process...
January 20, 2017: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108419/regulation-of-protein-kinase-c-related-kinase-prk-signalling-by-the-tp%C3%AE-and-tp%C3%AE-isoforms-of-the-human-thromboxane-a2-receptor-implications-for-thromboxane-and-androgen-dependent-neoplastic-and-epigenetic-responses-in-prostate-cancer
#2
Aine G O'Sullivan, Eamon P Mulvaney, B Therese Kinsella
The prostanoid thromboxane (TX) A2 and its T Prostanoid receptor (the TP) are increasingly implicated in prostate cancer (PCa). Mechanistically, we recently discovered that both TPα and TPβ form functional signalling complexes with members of the protein kinase C-related kinase (PRK) family, AGC- kinases essential for the epigenetic regulation of androgen receptor (AR)-dependent transcription and promising therapeutic targets for treatment of castrate-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC). Critically, similar to androgens, activation of the PRKs through the TXA2/TP signalling axis induces phosphorylation of histone H3 at Thr11 (H3Thr11), a marker of androgen-induced chromatin remodelling and transcriptional activation, raising the possibility that TXA2-TP signalling can mimic and/or enhance AR-induced cellular changes even in the absence of circulating androgens such as in CRPC...
January 17, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108325/mononuclear-phagocytes-as-a-target-not-a-barrier-for-drug-delivery
#3
Seok-Beom Yong, Yoonsung Song, Hyung Jin Kim, Qurrat Ul Ain, Yong-Hee Kim
Mononuclear phagocytes have been generally recognized as a barrier to drug delivery. Recently, a new understanding of mononuclear phagocytes (MPS) ontogeny has surfaced and their functions in disease have been unveiled, demonstrating the need for re-evaluation of perspectives on mononuclear phagocytes in drug delivery. In this review, we described mononuclear phagocyte biology and focus on their accumulation mechanisms in disease sites with explanations of monocyte heterogeneity. In the 'MPS as a barrier' section, we summarized recent studies on mechanisms to avoid phagocytosis based on two different biological principles: protein adsorption and self-recognition...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103726/antibacterial-activities-of-chemical-constituents-from-the-aerial-parts-of-hedyotis-pilulifera
#4
Hoai Thi Nguyen, Duc Viet Ho, Hung Quoc Vo, Anh Tuan Le, Hien Minh Nguyen, Takeshi Kodama, Takuya Ito, Hiroyuki Morita, Ain Raal
CONTEXT: Hedyotis pilulifera (Pit.) T.N. Ninh (Rubiaceae) has been used in Vietnamese ethnomedicine; the methanol extract exhibited antibacterial activity in our preliminary screening. OBJECTIVES: In this study, compounds from H. pilulifera were isolated and their antibacterial activity in vitro was evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The aerial parts of H. pilulifera (1.4 kg) were extracted with MeOH, suspended in water and ethyl acetate extract was chromatographed on a silica gel column...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102617/feasibility-of-a-psychosis-information-intervention-to-improve-mental-health-literacy-for-professional-groups-in-contact-with-young-people
#5
Marie Sutton, Donal O'Keeffe, Timothy Frawley, Kevin Madigan, Felicity Fanning, Elizabeth Lawlor, Eric Roche, Aine Kelly, Niall Turner, Arielle Horenstein, Eadbhard O'Callaghan, Mary Clarke
The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of a psychosis information intervention for professionals in contact with young people in Ireland. A quasi-experimental pre- and post-intervention design was used. One thousand and thirty-two professionals received an information intervention designed to improve mental health literacy (MHL) and confidence in providing help to people with psychosis. Seven hundred and fifty-five participants completed the Psychosis Information and Confidence Questionnaire pre- and post-intervention...
January 19, 2017: Early Intervention in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099717/maternal-serum-amyloid-a-level-as-a-novel-marker-of-primary-unexplained-recurrent-early-pregnancy-loss
#6
Moustafa I Ibrahim, Ahmed R Ramy, Ahmed S Abdelhamid, Mohamed I Ellaithy, Amna Omar, Rany M Harara, Hayam Fathy, Ashraf S Abolouz
OBJECTIVE: To assess maternal serum amyloid A (SAA) levels among women with primary unexplained recurrent early pregnancy loss (REPL). METHODS: A prospective study was conducted among women with missed spontaneous abortion in the first trimester at Ain Shams University Maternity Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, between January 21 and December 25, 2014. Women with at least two consecutive primary unexplained REPLs and no previous live births were enrolled. A control group was formed of women with no history of REPL who had at least one previous uneventful pregnancy with no adverse outcomes...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099445/prevalence-of-diabetes-among-migrant-women-and-duration-of-residence-in-the-united-arab-emirates-a-cross-sectional-study
#7
Syed M Shah, Raghib Ali, Tom Loney, Faisal Aziz, Iffat ElBarazi, Salma Al Dhaheri, M Hamed Farooqi, Iain Blair
BACKGROUND: The prevalence rate of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is one of the highest in United Arab Emirates (UAE), however data for the expatriate population is limited. This study aimed to identify the prevalence of T2DM amongst migrant women and test the hypothesis that acculturation (measured by years of residency) is associated with an increased risk of T2DM. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study and we recruited a representative sample (n = 599, 75% participation rate) of migrant women aged 18 years and over in Al Ain, UAE...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098569/human-papillomavirus-genotyping-of-incidental-malignant-and-premalignant-lesions-on-hemorrhoidectomy-specimens
#8
Yiang Hui, M Ruhul Quddus, Jayasimha N Murthy, Dongfang Yang, C James Sung, Shaolei Lu, Murray B Resnick, Li Juan Wang
Routine histopathologic examination of hemorrhoidectomy specimens is controversial having been described as not useful and expensive with few of these common cases demonstrating incidental lesions. However, unexpected premalignant and malignant lesions have been detected on excised hemorrhoids. The high-risk human papillomavirus (HR-HPV) types associated with these incidentally identified high-grade lesions are presently unknown. We aimed to identify cases of incidental high-grade anal intraepithelial neoplasia (HG-AIN) and anal squamous cell carcinoma incidentally discovered on hemorrhoidectomy specimens, genotype HR-HPVs from these lesions, and assess p53 and p16 expression by immunohistochemistry to identify risk factors for their development...
January 16, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096962/extra-virgin-olive-oil-in-maternal-diet-increases-osteogenic-genes-expression-but-high-amounts-have-deleterious-effects-on-bones-in-mice-offspring-at-adolescence
#9
Seyedeh Neda Mousavi, Fariba Koohdani, Mohamadreza Baghaban Eslaminejad, Pantea Izadi, Mohamadreza Eshraghian, Forough Azam Sayahpour, Leila Shafiei Neek, Farzad Shidfar
OBJECTIVES: Maternal high-fat diet has been shown to have deleterious effects on the offspring bones. However, there is no study to assess the effects of type and amount of maternal dietary oil in an isocaloric diet, with focus on extra virgin olive oil (EVOO). The objective of the current study was to test the hypothesis that type of maternal dietary oil has more effects than its amount in an isocaloric diet during gestation and lactation on bone genes expression in offspring in adolescence...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091360/collagen-peptide-ingestion-alters-lipid-metabolism-related-gene-expression-and-the-unfolded-protein-response-in-mouse-liver
#10
Chisa Tometsuka, Yoh-Ichi Koyama, Tomoko Ishijima, Tsudoi Toyoda, Miki Teranishi, Kazushige Takehana, Keiko Abe, Yuji Nakai
Ingestion of collagen peptide (CP) elicits beneficial effects on the body, including improvement in blood lipid profiles, but the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of CP ingestion on the liver, which controls lipid metabolism in the body. Male BALB/cCrSlc mice were bred with the AIN-93M diet containing 14 % casein or the AIN-93M-based low-protein diet containing 10 % casein or a diet containing 6 % casein+4 % CP for 10 weeks (n 12/group). Total, free and esterified cholesterol levels in the blood decreased in the CP group...
January 16, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089892/algerian-propolis-extracts-chemical-composition-bactericidal-activity-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-effects-on-gilthead-seabream-innate-immune-responses
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El-Khamsa Soltani, Rebeca Cerezuela, Noureddine Charef, Samia Mezaache-Aichour, Maria Angeles Esteban, Mohamed Mihoub Zerroug
Propolis has been used as a medicinal agent for centuries. The chemical composition of four propolis samples collected from four locations of the Sétif region, Algeria, using gas chromatography-mass spectrometry was determined. More than 20 compounds and from 30 to 35 compounds were identified in the aqueous and ethanolic extracts, respectively. Furthermore, the antimicrobial activity of the propolis extracts against two marine pathogenic bacteria was evaluated. Finally, the in vitro effects of propolis on gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata L...
January 9, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089164/low-median-nerve-palsy-as-initial-manifestation-of-churg-strauss-syndrome
#12
Young Hak Roh, Young Do Koh, Jung Ho Noh, Hyun Sik Gong, Goo Hyun Baek
Anterior interosseous nerve (AIN) syndrome is typically characterized by forearm pain and partial or complete dysfunction of the AIN-innervated muscles. Although the exact etiology and pathophysiology of the disorder remain unclear, AIN syndrome is increasingly thought to be an inflammatory condition of the nerve rather than a compressive neuropathy because the symptoms often resolve spontaneously following prolonged observation. However, peripheral neuropathy can be 1 of the first symptoms of systemic vasculitis that needs early systemic immunotherapy to prevent extensive nerve damage...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077485/persistent-anterior-interosseous-nerve-palsy-following-forearm-crutch-use
#13
Peter Macneal, Christopher Robert Crome, Scarlett McNally
A 43-year-old man presented with weakness of the interphalageal joint of his right thumb following the use of forearm crutches. On examination he was unable to oppose his thumb and index finger to form the 'ok' sign. Nerve conduction showed anterior interosseous nerve (AIN) damage along its path to the flexor pollicis longus. The patient was managed conservatively with little clinical improvement seen at 4 months. AIN palsies are very rare and account for <1% of all upper limb lesions. Although AIN palsies resulting from other causes such as surgery and blunt trauma are more common, we report the second case of AIN palsy following crutch use, and the first case in which clinical identification was confirmed using electrodiagnosis...
January 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076863/adverse-renal-effects-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors-a-narrative-review
#14
Rimda Wanchoo, Sabine Karam, Nupur N Uppal, Valerie S Barta, Gilbert Deray, Craig Devoe, Vincent Launay-Vacher, Kenar D Jhaveri
BACKGROUND: Cancer immunotherapy, such as anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) and anti-programmed death 1 (PD-1), has revolutionized the treatment of malignancies by engaging the patient's own immune system against the tumor rather than targeting the cancer directly. These therapies have demonstrated a significant benefit in the treatment of melanomas and other cancers. SUMMARY: In order to provide an extensive overview of the renal toxicities induced by these agents, a Medline search was conducted of published literature related to ipilimumab-, pembrolizumab-, and nivolumab-induced kidney toxicity...
January 12, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072766/the-impact-of-body-composition-parameters-on-ipilimumab-toxicity-and-survival-in-patients-with-metastatic-melanoma
#15
Louise E Daly, Derek G Power, Áine O'Reilly, Paul Donnellan, Samantha J Cushen, Kathleen O'Sullivan, Maria Twomey, David P Woodlock, Henry P Redmond, Aoife M Ryan
BACKGROUND: Body composition is an important predictor of drug toxicity and outcome. Ipilimumab (Ipi), a monoclonal antibody used to treat metastatic melanoma, has specific toxicities. No validated biomarkers that predict Ipi toxicity and efficacy exist. Also, the impact of Ipi on body composition has not been established. METHODS: Patients with metastatic melanoma treated with Ipi between 2009 and 2015 were included. Body composition was assessed by computed tomography at baseline and after four cycles of Ipi...
January 10, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070233/complete-rectal-prolapse-in-young-egyptian-males-is-schistosomiasis-really-condemned
#16
Ahmed A Abou-Zeid, Islam H ElAbbassy, Ahmed M Kamal, Dina A Somaie
AIM: To investigate the assumption that schistosomiasis is the main cause of rectal prolapse in young Egyptian males. METHODS: Twenty-one male patients between ages of 18 and 50 years with complete rectal prolapse were included in the study out of a total 29 patients with rectal prolapse admitted for surgery at Colorectal Surgery Unit, Ain Shams University hospitals between the period of January 2011 and April 2014. Patients were asked to fill out a specifically designed questionnaire about duration of the prolapse, different bowel symptoms and any past or present history of schistosomiasis...
December 27, 2016: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070214/youth-traffic-related-injuries-a-prospective-study
#17
Michal Grivna, Hani O Eid, Fikri M Abu-Zidan
BACKGROUND: Traffic-related injuries are the most common cause of morbidity and mortality of the youth. Our aim was to study epidemiology, risk factors and outcome of hospitalized youth patients injured in road traffic collisions in order to give recommendations for prevention. METHODS: We prospectively studied all youth (15-24 years) patients having traffic-related injuries who were admitted to Al Ain or Tawam Hospitals, Al Ain City, or who died after arrival to these hospitals during an 18 months period...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069542/hemispheric-asymmetries-in-the-transition-from-action-preparation-to-execution
#18
Valentina Sulpizio, Giuliana Lucci, Marika Berchicci, Gaspare Galati, Sabrina Pitzalis, Francesco Di Russo
Flexible and adaptive behavior requires the ability to contextually stop inappropriate actions and select the right one as quickly as possible. Recently, it has been proposed that three brain regions, i.e., the inferior frontal gyrus (iFg), the anterior insula (aIns), and the anterior intraparietal sulcus (aIPs), play an important role in several processing phases of perceptual decision tasks, especially in the preparation, perception and action phases, respectively. However, little is known about hemispheric differences in the activation of these three areas during the transition from perception to action...
January 6, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062418/103-year-old-on-dialysis-was-it-worth-it
#19
Alvin Shrestha, Aine Burns
It is increasingly common for nephrologists to be faced with the question of whether starting dialysis on an elderly patient is appropriate. We present an extraordinary case of a 103-year-old person who has become the oldest patient in our unit, reportedly the world, to not only remain on haemodialysis, but to thrive on it. This case adds to the compelling literature, which suggests that it is indeed the number and severity of comorbidities that is more likely to impact survival than age alone.
January 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049927/hypolipidemic-and-hypocholesterolemic-effect-of-roselle-hibiscus-sabdariffa-l-seeds-oil-in-experimental-male-rats
#20
Rehab F M Ali, Ayman M El-Anany
The current investigation aimed to evaluate the influence of roselle seeds oil (RSO), coconut oil (CNO) and binary mixture of them on serum lipids of experimental rats. Fatty acid composition of native and blended oils was determined. Thirty five male Albino rats (145- 160 g) were used throughout this study. The rats were fed AIN-93G diet containing 10% fat from CNO, RSO, B1 (25%RSO+ 75 %CNO), B2 (50 %RSO+ 50 %CNO or B3 (75 %RSO+ 25 % CNO) for eight weeks. Blood samples were collected at the beginning, every two weeks during the experiment, and at the end of the experiment...
2017: Journal of Oleo Science
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