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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343372/east-of-the-andes-the-genetic-profile-of-the-peruvian-amazon-populations
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T Di Corcia, C Sanchez Mellado, T J Davila Francia, G Ferri, S Sarno, D Luiselli, O Rickards
OBJECTIVES: Assuming that the differences between the Andes and the Amazon rainforest at environmental and historical levels have influenced the distribution patterns of genes, languages, and cultures, the maternal and paternal genetic reconstruction of the Peruvian Amazon populations was used to test the relationships within and between these two extreme environments. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed four Peruvian Amazon communities (Ashaninka, Huambisa, Cashibo, and Shipibo) for both Y chromosome (17 STRs and 8 SNPs) and mtDNA data (control region sequences, two diagnostic sites of the coding region, and one INDEL), and we studied their variability against the rest of South America...
March 25, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343367/magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-leukoaraiosis-in-elderly-dogs
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Elena Scarpante, Giunio Bruto Cherubini, Alberta de Stefani, Olivier Taeymans
Leukoaraiosis is a descriptive term used to designate bilateral, symmetrical, white matter lesions identified in brains of elderly human patients. These lesions are isointense to normal in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) T1-weighted pulse sequences, non-contrast enhancing, and hyperintense in T2-weighted and FLAIR pulse sequences. Pathophysiologic mechanisms for leukoaraiosis remain incompletely understood; however, an ischemic origin is currently being favored. Age-related changes, such as brain atrophy, ventricular enlargement, and well-demarcated sulci, have also been previously described in dogs over 9 years of age...
March 26, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343329/stress-fractures-of-the-foot-and-ankle-part-2-site-specific-etiology-imaging-and-treatment-and-differential-diagnosis
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Jacob C Mandell, Bharti Khurana, Stacy E Smith
Stress fractures of the foot and ankle are a commonly encountered problem among athletes and individuals participating in a wide range of activities. This illustrated review, the second of two parts, discusses site-specific etiological factors, imaging appearances, treatment options, and differential considerations of stress fractures of the foot and ankle. The imaging and clinical management of stress fractures of the foot and ankle are highly dependent on the specific location of the fracture, mechanical forces acting upon the injured site, vascular supply of the injured bone, and the proportion of trabecular to cortical bone at the site of injury...
March 25, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343301/comparison-of-optical-see-through-head-mounted-displays-for-surgical-interventions-with-object-anchored-2d-display
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Long Qian, Alexander Barthel, Alex Johnson, Greg Osgood, Peter Kazanzides, Nassir Navab, Bernhard Fuerst
PURPOSE: Optical see-through head-mounted displays (OST-HMD) feature an unhindered and instantaneous view of the surgery site and can enable a mixed reality experience for surgeons during procedures. In this paper, we present a systematic approach to identify the criteria for evaluation of OST-HMD technologies for specific clinical scenarios, which benefit from using an object-anchored 2D-display visualizing medical information. METHODS: Criteria for evaluating the performance of OST-HMDs for visualization of medical information and its usage are identified and proposed...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343287/catabolic-effects-of-fgf-1-on-chondrocytes-and-its-possible-role-in-osteoarthritis
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Abdellatif El-Seoudi, Tarek Abd El Kader, Takashi Nishida, Takanori Eguchi, Eriko Aoyama, Masaharu Takigawa, Satoshi Kubota
Fibroblast growth factor 1 (FGF-1) is a classical member of the FGF family and is produced by chondrocytes cultured from osteoarthritic patients. Also, this growth factor was shown to bind to CCN family protein 2 (CCN2), which regenerates damaged articular cartilage and counteracts osteoarthritis (OA) in an animal model. However, the pathophysiological role of FGF-1 in cartilage has not been well investigated. In this study, we evaluated the effects of FGF-1 in vitro and its production in vivo by use of an OA model...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343262/cavin-1-deficiency-modifies-myocardial-and-coronary-function-stretch-responses-and-ischaemic-tolerance-roles-of-nos-over-activity
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Mika Kaakinen, Melissa E Reichelt, Zhibin Ma, Charles Ferguson, Nick Martel, Enzo R Porrello, James E Hudson, Walter G Thomas, Robert G Parton, John P Headrick
Caveolae and associated cavin and caveolins may govern myocardial function, together with responses to mechanical and ischaemic stresses. Abnormalities in these proteins are also implicated in different cardiovascular disorders. However, specific roles of the cavin-1 protein in cardiac and coronary responses to mechanical/metabolic perturbation remain unclear. We characterised cardiovascular impacts of cavin-1 deficiency, comparing myocardial and coronary phenotypes and responses to stretch and ischaemia-reperfusion in hearts from cavin-1 (+/+) and cavin-1 (-/-) mice...
May 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343256/spatiotemporal-deep-imaging-of-syncytium-induced-by-the-soybean-cyst-nematode-heterodera-glycines
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Mina Ohtsu, Yoshikatsu Sato, Daisuke Kurihara, Takuya Suzaki, Masayoshi Kawaguchi, Daisuke Maruyama, Tetsuya Higashiyama
Parasite infections cause dramatic anatomical and ultrastructural changes in host plants. Cyst nematodes are parasites that invade host roots and induce a specific feeding structure called a syncytium. A syncytium is a large multinucleate cell formed by cell wall dissolution-mediated cell fusion. The soybean cyst nematode (SCN), Heterodera glycines, is a major soybean pathogen. To investigate SCN infection and the syncytium structure, we established an in planta deep imaging system using a clearing solution ClearSee and two-photon excitation microscopy (2PEM)...
March 25, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343216/susceptibility-weighted-imaging-identifies-iron-oxide-labeled-human-neural-stem-cells-automated-computational-detection
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Mohsen Baghchechi, Amy Plaia, Mary Hamer, Nirmalya Ghosh, Stephen Ashwal, Andre Obenaus
Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (HII) can lead to devastating neurological outcomes such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and mental retardation. Human neural stem cell (hNSC) therapy provides new hope for the treatment of neonatal HII. These multipotent cells can aid in HII recovery by activating multiple reparative mechanisms including secretion of neurotrophic factors that enhance brain repair and plasticity. For clinical use of implanted hNSCs, methods are required to identify, quantify, track, and visualize migration and replication in an automated and reproducible fashion...
March 25, 2017: Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343215/a-study-of-biological-rhythm-disturbances-in-polish-remitted-bipolar-patients-using-the-brian-csm-and-swpaq-scales
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Ewa Dopierala, Adrian Chrobak, Flavio Kapczinski, Michał Michalak, Anna Tereszko, Ewa Ferensztajn-Rochowiak, Dominika Dudek, Jan Jaracz, Marcin Siwek, Janusz K Rybakowski
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The Biological Rhythms Interview of Assessment in Neuropsychiatry (BRIAN) is a novel tool allowing for a complex assessment of biological rhythms. We compared patients with bipolar disorder (BD) and healthy control subjects (HC) using the Polish version of the BRIAN scale. METHOD: Fifty-four remitted BD patients (17 males and 37 females aged 52 ± 13 years) and 54 healthy control subjects (25 males and 29 females aged 42 ± 14 years) were studied...
March 25, 2017: Neuropsychobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343187/-hormonal-contraception-use-in-social-and-psychological-context
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Aleksandra Grzybek, Kamilla Bargiel-Matusiewicz
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this article is to consider, form psychological point of view, hormonal contraception and its effects on women's body and health. Beliefs and decisions of young women in this area are the main plane of these analyzes. This study reflects on their motivations to use or not to use hormonal contraception and rate its influence on their body. It was also verified, if there is any difference in self-esteem between women who use and who do not use hormonal contraception...
2017: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343127/direct-immobilization-of-manganese-chelates-on-silica-nanospheres-for-mri-applications
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Marcell Pálmai, Adrienn Pethő, Lívia Naszályi Nagy, Szilvia Klébert, Zoltán May, Judith Mihály, András Wacha, Katalin Jemnitz, Zsuzsanna Veres, Ildikó Horváth, Krisztián Szigeti, Domokos Máthé, Zoltán Varga
The development of tissue specific magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents (CAs) is very desirable to achieve high contrast ratio combined with excellent anatomical details. To this end, we introduce a highly effective manganese(II) containing silica material, with the aim to shorten the longitudinal (T1) relaxation time. The microporous silica nanospheres (MSNSs) with enlarged porosity and specific surface area were prepared by a surfactant assisted aqueous method. Subsequently, the surface silanol groups were amino-functionalized, reacted with diethylenetriaminepentaacetic (DTPA) dianhydride and finally deposited with Mn(2+)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343049/stabilisation-of-spent-mushroom-substrate-for-application-as-a-plant-growth-promoting-organic-amendment
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Fabiana S Paula, Enrico Tatti, Florence Abram, Jude Wilson, Vincent O'Flaherty
Over three million tonnes of spent mushroom substrate (SMS) are produced in Europe every year as a by-product of the cultivation of Agaricus bisporus. The management of SMS has become an increasing challenge for the mushroom production industry, and finding environmentally and economically sustainable solutions for this organic residue is, therefore, highly desirable. Due to its physical properties and nutrient content, SMS has great potential to be employed in agricultural and horticultural sectors, and further contribute to reduce the use of non-renewable resources, such as peat...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342990/telephone-adapted-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-tmbsr-for-patients-awaiting-kidney-transplantation
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Cynthia R Gross, Maryanne Reilly-Spong, Taehwan Park, Ruizhi Zhao, Olga V Gurvich, Hassan N Ibrahim
BACKGROUND: Patients with progressive kidney disease experience increasing physiologic and psychosocial stressors and declining health-related quality of life (HRQOL). METHODS: We conducted a randomized, active-controlled, open-label trial to test whether a Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program delivered in a novel workshop-teleconference format would reduce symptoms and improve HRQOL in patients awaiting kidney transplantation. Sixty-three transplant candidates were randomized to one of two arms: i) telephone-adapted MBSR (tMBSR, an 8-week program of meditation and yoga); or ii) a telephone-based support group (tSupport)...
March 22, 2017: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342963/new-insights-into-cellular-cholesterol-acquisition-promoter-analysis-of-human-hmgcr-and-sqle-two-key-control-enzymes-in-cholesterol-synthesis
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Vicky Howe, Laura J Sharpe, Anika V Prabhu, Andrew J Brown
BACKGROUND: The two control points of cholesterol synthesis, 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR) and squalene monooxygenase (SQLE) are known targets of the transcription factor sterol-regulatory element binding protein-2 (SREBP-2). Yet the location of the sterol-regulatory elements (SREs) and cofactor binding sites, nuclear factor-Y (NF-Y) and specificity protein 1 (Sp1), have not been satisfactorily mapped in the human SQLE promoter, or at all in the human HMGCR promoter...
March 22, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342961/particulate-metal-bioaccessibility-in-physiological-fluids-and-cell-culture-media-toxicological-perspectives
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Bérénice Leclercq, Laurent Yves Alleman, Esperanza Perdrix, Véronique Riffault, Mélanie Happillon, Alain Strecker, Jean-Marc Lo-Guidice, Guillaume Garçon, Patrice Coddeville
According to the literature, tiny amounts of transition metals in airborne fine particles (PM2.5) may induce proinflammatory cell response through reactive oxygen species production. The solubility of particle-bound metals in physiological fluids, i.e. the metal bioaccessibility is driven by factors such as the solution chemical composition, the contact time with the particles, and the solid-to-liquid phase ratio (S/L). In this work, PM2.5-bound metal bioaccessibility was assessed in various physiological-like solutions including cell culture media in order to evidence the potential impact on normal human bronchial epithelial cells (NHBE) when studying the cytotoxicity and inflammatory responses of PM2...
March 23, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342940/high-test-retest-reliability-of-pain-related-evoked-potentials-prep-in-healthy-subjects
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Özüm Simal Özgül, Christoph Maier, Elena K Enax-Krumova, Jan Vollert, Marc Fischer, Martin Tegenthoff, Oliver Höffken
Pain-related-evoked potentials (PREP) is an established electrophysiological method to evaluate the signal transmission of electrically stimulated A-delta fibres. Although prerequisite for its clinical use, test-retest-reliability and side-to-side differences of bilateral stimulation in healthy subjects have not been examined yet. We performed PREP twice within 3 to 14days in 33 healthy subjects bilaterally by stimulating the dorsal hand. Detection (DT) and pain thresholds (PT) after electrical stimulation, the corresponding pain ratings, latencies of P0, N1, P1 and N2 components and the corresponding amplitudes were assessed...
March 22, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342918/evidence-of-the-impact-of-visuo-spatial-processing-on-magnitude-representation-in-22q11-2-microdeletion-syndrome
#17
Lucie Attout, Marie-Pascale Noël, Line Vossius, Laurence Rousselle
The influence of visuo-spatial skills on numerical magnitude processing is the subject of a long-standing debate. As most of the numerical and non-numerical magnitude abilities underpinning mathematical development are visual by nature, they are often assessed in the visual modality, thereby confusing visuo-spatial and numerical processing. In order to assess the influence of visuo-spatial processing on numerical magnitude representation, we examined magnitude processing in patients with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11DS), a genetic condition characterized by a cognitive profile with a relative weakness in visuo-spatial abilities but with preserved verbal abilities...
March 22, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342847/na-k-atpase-interaction-with-methylglyoxal-as-reactive-metabolic-side-product
#18
Marika Svrckova, Martina Zatloukalova, Petra Dvorakova, Dominika Coufalova, David Novak, Lenka Hernychova, Jan Vacek
Proteins are subject to oxidative modification and the formation of adducts with a broad spectrum of reactive species via enzymatic and non-enzymatic mechanisms. Here we report that in vitro non-enzymatic methylglyoxal (MGO) binding causes the inhibition and formation of MGO advanced glycation end-products (MAGEs) in Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase (NKA). Concretely, MGO adducts with NKA amino acid residues (mainly Arg) and N(ε)-(carboxymethyl)lysine (CML) formation were found. MGO is not only an inhibitor for solubilized NKA (IC50 = 91±16 μM), but also for reconstituted NKA in the lipid bilayer environment, which was clearly demonstrated using a DPPC/DPPE liposome model in the presence or absence of the NKA-selective inhibitor ouabain...
March 22, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342840/the-ratio-of-contrast-volume-to-glomerular-filtration-rate-predicts-acute-kidney-injury-and-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Francesco Giannini, Azeem Latib, Richard J Jabbour, Massimo Slavich, Susanna Benincasa, Alaide Chieffo, Matteo Montorfano, Stefano Stella, Nicola Buzzatti, Ottavio Alfieri, Antonio Colombo
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the ratio of volume of contrast medium to the glomerular filtration rate (V/GFR) on acute kidney injury (AKI) after transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and its impact on long-term mortality. METHODS: We retrospectively calculated V/GFR in 397 patients undergoing TAVI. AKI was defined as VARC-modified Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss and End-stage (RIFLE) kidney disease score≥2. RESULTS: The incidence of AKI was 17...
February 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342831/inference-of-direct-and-multistep-effective-connectivities-from-functional-connectivity-of-the-brain-and-of-relationships-to-cortical-geometry
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Grishma Mehta-Pandejee, P A Robinson, James A Henderson, K M Aquino, Somwrita Sarkar
BACKGROUND: The problem of inferring effective brain connectivity from functional connectivity is under active investigation, and connectivity via multistep paths is poorly understood. NEW METHOD: A method is presented to calculate the direct effective connection matrix (deCM), which embodies direct connection strengths between brain regions, from functional CMs (fCMs) by minimizing the difference between an experimental fCM and one calculated via neural field theory from an ansatz deCM based on an experimental anatomical CM...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
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