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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331024/combination-therapy-of-lovastatin-and-ampk-activator-improves-mitochondrial-and-peroxisomal-functions-and-clinical-disease-in-eae-model
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Inderjit Singh, Devadoss J Samuvel, Seungho Choi, Nishant Saxena, Avtar K Singh, Jeseong Won
Recent studies report that loss and dysfunction of mitochondria and peroxisomes contribute to the myelin and axonal damage in multiple sclerosis (MS). In this study, we investigated the efficacy of lovastatin and AMPK activator (AICAR) combination on the loss and dysfunction of mitochondria and peroxisomes and myelin and axonal damage in the spinal cords, relative to the clinical disease symptoms, using a mouse model of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE, a model for MS). We observed that lovastatin and AICAR treatments individually provided partial protection of mitochondria/peroxisomes, myelin/axons, and thus partial attenuation of clinical disease in EAE mice...
January 13, 2018: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325791/the-therapeutic-effects-of-cannabis-and-cannabinoids-an-update-from-the-national-academies-of-sciences-engineering-and-medicine-report
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REVIEW
Donald I Abrams
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine conducted a rapid turn-around comprehensive review of recent medical literature on The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids. The 16-member committee adopted the key features of a systematic review process, conducting an extensive search of relevant databases and considered 10,000 recent abstracts to determine their relevance. Primacy was given to recently published systematic reviews and primary research that studied one of the committee's 11 prioritized health endpoints- therapeutic effects; cancer incidence; cardiometabolic risk; respiratory disease; immune function; injury and death; prenatal, perinatal and postnatal outcomes; psychosocial outcomes; mental health; problem Cannabis use; and Cannabis use and abuse of other substances...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325384/-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-strabismus-caused-by-nasal-endoscopic-surgery
#3
L K Ai, X Wu, J N Wang, J Li, Y Wu, J Zhou, W X Song, R L Guo
Objective: Strabismus with diplopia is the main orbital complication of functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS). This study was to analyze clinical findings, treatment and outcomes of such cases. Methods: Retrospective case series. Twenty-three cases were divided into 3 groups based on the disease severity: group A, partial transection of the medial rectus muscle, group B, complete transection of the medical rectus, group C, transection of the medial rectus combined with the other orbital injuries. Complete ophthalmology examinations, including eye alignment, eye motility, force duction test, force generation test, general eye exam, and medical imaging (orbital CT or MRI), were performed for each case...
December 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322008/inhibitory-effects-of-tabernaemontana-divaricata-root-extract-on-oxidative-stress-and-neuronal-loss-induced-by-amyloid-%C3%AE-25-35-peptide-in-mice
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Onrawee Khongsombat, Walika Nakdook, Kornkanok Ingkaninan
In Alzheimer's disease, there are numerous amyloid plaques, neurofibrillary tangles, and neuronal loss in several brain areas. Oxidative stress is involved in the mechanisms of Aβ-peptide induced neurotoxicity by the generation of free radical oxidative stress that may lead to neurodegeneration. Tabernaemontana divaricata has various medical properties in Thai folklore medicine including prevent forgetfulness or improve memory. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of T. divaricata root extract (TDE) on Aβ25-35 peptides induced neuronal loss and oxidative stress in mice...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320598/eruptive-sebaceous-hyperplasia-a-rare-consequence-of-systemic-corticosteroids
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Geraldine Cheyana Ranasinghe, Adam J Friedman
BACKGROUND: Eruptive sebaceous hyperplasia is a rare and poorly understood consequence of immunosuppression, most commonly with cyclosporine, following organ transplantation. To date, there have been no reports documenting eruptive sebaceous hyperplasia associated with the utilization of immunosuppression outside of this clinical scenario. OBSERVATION: A 43-year-old Caucasian male with a significant history for Crohn's disease presented with the sudden appearance of multiple asymptomatic growths now present for several weeks...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320472/subjective-complaints-of-ocular-dryness-and-xerostomia-among-the-non-sj%C3%A3-gren-adult-population-of-lublin-region-poland
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Renata Chałas, Dorota Rykwa, Dominika Wróbel-Dudzińska, Tomasz Żarnowski
BACKGROUND Eye and mouth dryness are the most common symptoms reported during ophthalmological and dental examinations, and their frequency increases with age. In connection with population aging and the huge variety of factors and conditions that can induce this condition, it is becoming a serious and growing problem. The purpose of the present study was to determine whether ocular dryness and concomitant xerostomia is associated with particular systemic diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 642 non-Sjögren patients referred for examination to the ophthalmology or dental clinic of Lublin region, Poland...
January 10, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320324/spectrum-of-coronary-artery-aneurysms-from-the-radiologic-pathology-archives
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Jean Jeudy, Charles S White, Seth J Kligerman, Jonathan L Killam, Allen P Burke, Jacob W Sechrist, Amar B Shah, Rydhwana Hossain, Aletta Ann Frazier
Advances in medical diagnosis reveal that coronary artery aneurysms (CAAs) may develop in several clinical scenarios and manifest variable symptoms, imaging appearances, and outcomes. Aneurysms are pathologically classified into three groups: atherosclerotic, inflammatory, and noninflammatory. The last category is associated with congenital, inherited, and connective tissue disorders. Overlap exists among the groups, because secondary atherosclerotic change may be present in an aneurysm of any cause. Atherosclerosis is the most common cause of CAAs in adults, and inflammation is considered the underlying mechanism...
January 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319574/risk-factors-of-vasopressor-induced-symmetrical-peripheral-gangrene
#8
Jung Woo Kwon, Min Ki Hong, Bo Young Park
BACKGROUND: Symmetrical peripheral gangrene (SPG) is an uncommon syndrome showing symmetrical gangrene in acral regions without evidence of large-vessel occlusion or vasculitis. Intravenous vasopressors are frequently used to manage hemodynamically unstable patients. There have been few reports about SPG after using inotropics. However, risk factors for SPG have not been extensively studied. Therefore, the objective of this study was to analyze several cases of SPG and identify risk factors for SPG...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318728/diagnosis-and-management-of-hyponatraemia-in-the-older-patient
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REVIEW
Michael Woodward, Peter Gonski, Mathis Grossmann, John Obeid, Ron Scholes, Duncan J Topliss
Hyponatraemia (serum sodium concentration below 135 mmol/L) is the most common electrolyte disturbance and occurs commonly in older people. The causes can be complex to diagnose and treat and many published guidelines do not focus on the issues in an older patient group. Here, we are principally concerned with diagnosis and management of euvolaemic and hypervolaemic hyponatraemia in hospitalised patients over 70 years old. We also aim to increase awareness of hyponatraemia in residential aged care facilities and the community...
January 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318449/reduction-oxidation-redox-system-in-radiation-induced-normal-tissue-injury-molecular-mechanisms-and-implications-in-radiation-therapeutics
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REVIEW
R Yahyapour, E Motevaseli, A Rezaeyan, H Abdollahi, B Farhood, M Cheki, S Rezapoor, D Shabeeb, A E Musa, M Najafi, V Villa
Every year, millions of cancer patients undergo radiation therapy for treating and destroying abnormal cell growths within normal cell environmental conditions. Thus, ionizing radiation can have positive therapeutic effects on cancer cells as well as post-detrimental effects on surrounding normal tissues. Previous studies in the past years have proposed that the reduction and oxidation metabolism in cells changes in response to ionizing radiation and has a key role in radiation toxicity to normal tissue. Free radicals generated from ionizing radiation result in upregulation of cyclooxygenases (COXs), nitric oxide synthase (NOSs), lipoxygenases (LOXs) as well as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase (NADPH oxidase), and their effected changes in mitochondrial functions are markedly noticeable...
January 9, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318163/propranolol-induced-circulatory-collapse-in-a-patient-with-thyroid-crisis-and-underlying-thyrocardiac-disease-a-word-of-caution
#11
Hossam Abubakar, Vijendra Singh, Anandita Arora, Sammar Alsunaid
Thyrotoxic crisis or thyroid storm is a severe form of hyperthyroidism and a rare endocrinological emergency. The cornerstones of medical therapy in thyroid storm include decreasing the levels of circulating T3 in the blood as well as inhibiting the hormone's peripheral effects through β-adrenergic blockade. Propranolol is the preferred agent for β-blockade in hyperthyroidism and thyroid storm due to its additional effect of blocking the peripheral conversion of inactive T4 to active form T3. We report a typical clinical scenario where propranolol was administered in treatment of thyroid storm but an uncommon adverse outcome: circulatory failure from cardiogenic shock warranting vasopressor and inotropic support...
October 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316113/drug-induced-liver-injury-is-frequently-associated-with-severe-cutaneous-adverse-drug-reactions-experience-from-two-australian-tertiary-hospitals
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Wendy C Fang, Nikki R Adler, Linda V Graudins, Caitlin Goldblatt, Michelle Sy Goh, Stuart K Roberts, Jason A Trubiano, Ar Kar Aung
BACKGROUND: Drug-induced liver injury can be associated with certain cutaneous adverse drug reactions. AIMS: We aim to demonstrate the prevalence of drug-induced liver injury in patients with cutaneous adverse drug reactions. Severity and patterns of liver injury, risk factors, causal medications and outcomes are also examined. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study of patients with cutaneous adverse drug reactions was conducted across two hospitals in Australia...
January 8, 2018: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313404/vitamin-d-diminishes-the-high-platelet-aggregation-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients
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Maya Sultan, Orit Twito, Tali Tohami, Erez Ramati, Eran Neumark, Gloria Rashid
Platelet activation is found in inflammatory conditions and implicated in the pathogenesis of chronic medical conditions, such as atherosclerosis, coronary vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, and diabetes mellitus (DM). HbA1c is inversely related to vitamin D25 levels in individuals with and without DM. This study aimed to determine the relation between platelet aggregation, vitamin D and HbA1c among healthy individuals and those with Type 2 DM (T2DM). The direct effect of vitamin D1, 25 (calcitriol) on platelet aggregation was also investigated...
January 9, 2018: Platelets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312817/murine-pluripotent-stem-cells-that-escape-differentiation-inside-teratomas-maintain-pluripotency
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Yangli Pei, Liang Yue, Wei Zhang, Jinzhu Xiang, Zhu Ma, Jianyong Han
Background: Pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) offer immense potential as a source for regenerative therapies. The teratoma assay is widely used in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine, but the cell composition of teratoma is still elusive. Methods: We utilized PSCs expressing enhanced green fluorescent protein (EGFP) under the control of the Pou5f1 promoter to study the persistence of potential pluripotent cells during teratoma formation in vivo. OCT4-MES (mouse embryonic stem cells) were isolated from the blastocysts of 3...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312543/dual-targeting-of-her3-and-mek-may-overcome-her3-dependent-drug-resistance-of-colon-cancers
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Giulia Bon, Rossella Loria, Carla Azzurra Amoreo, Alessandra Verdina, Isabella Sperduti, Arianna Mastrofrancesco, Silvia Soddu, Maria Grazia Diodoro, Marcella Mottolese, Matilde Todaro, Giorgio Stassi, Michele Milella, Ruggero De Maria, Rita Falcioni
Although the medical treatment of colorectal cancer has evolved greatly in the last years, a significant portion of early-stage patients develops recurrence after therapies. The current clinical trials are directed to evaluate new drug combinations and treatment schedules. By the use of patient-derived or established colon cancer cell lines, we found that the tyrosine kinase receptor HER3 is involved in the mechanisms of resistance to therapies. In agreement, the immunohistochemical analysis of total and phospho-HER3 expression in 185 colorectal cancer specimens revealed a significant correlation with lower disease-free survival...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311632/bace1-dependent-amyloid-processing-regulates-hypothalamic-leptin-sensitivity-in-obese-mice
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Paul J Meakin, Susan M Jalicy, Gemma Montagut, David J P Allsop, Daniella L Cavellini, Stuart W Irvine, Christopher McGinley, Mary K Liddell, Alison D McNeilly, Karolina Parmionova, Yu-Ru Liu, Charlotte L S Bailey, J Kim Dale, Lora K Heisler, Rory J McCrimmon, Michael L J Ashford
Obesity places an enormous medical and economic burden on society. The principal driver appears to be central leptin resistance with hyperleptinemia. Accordingly, a compound that reverses or prevents leptin resistance should promote weight normalisation and improve glucose homeostasis. The protease Bace1 drives beta amyloid (Aβ) production with obesity elevating hypothalamic Bace1 activity and Aβ1-42 production. Pharmacological inhibition of Bace1 reduces body weight, improves glucose homeostasis and lowers plasma leptin in diet-induced obese (DIO) mice...
January 8, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29311239/induction-of-il-10-by-borrelia-burgdorferi-is-regulated-by-the-action-of-cd14-dependent-p38-mapk-and-camp-mediated-chromatin-remodeling
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Bikash Sahay, Kathleen Bashant, Nicole J Nelson, Rebeca L Patsey, Shiva Kumar Gadila, Rebecca Boohaker, Ashutosh Verma, Klemen Strle, Timothy J Sellati
Host genotype influences the severity of murine Lyme borreliosis, caused by the spirochetal bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi C57BL/6 (B6) mice develop mild, whereas C3H/HeN (C3H) mice develop severe Lyme arthritis. Differential expression of interleukin 10 (IL-10) has long been associated with mouse strain differences in Lyme pathogenesis; however, the underlying mechanism(s) of this genotype-specific IL-10 regulation remained elusive. Herein we reveal a cAMP-mediated mechanism of IL-10 regulation in B6 macrophages that is substantially diminished in C3H macrophages...
January 8, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310849/fat-burner-induced-acute-liver-injury-case-series-of-four-patients
#18
Aleksandar Gavrić, Marija Ribnikar, Lojze Šmid, Boštjan Luzar, Borut Štabuc
Dietary supplements known as "fat burners" are typically marketed with claims of increasing energy expenditure through alterations in fat metabolism. They are marketed as natural products and their use is thus perceived as a safe body weight reduction strategy. We report on five episodes of liver injury in four patients. Liver injury was associated with consumption of different commercially available fat burners: Green tea extract (Camellia sinensis), Garcinia gummi-gutta, green coffee beans, and spirulina (blue-green algae)...
November 6, 2017: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310768/sjs-ten-2017-building-multidisciplinary-networks-to-drive-science-and-translation
#19
REVIEW
Katie D White, Riichiro Abe, Michael Ardern-Jones, Thomas Beachkofsky, Charles Bouchard, Bruce Carleton, James Chodosh, Ricardo Cibotti, Robert Davis, Joshua C Denny, Roni P Dodiuk-Gad, Elizabeth N Ergen, Jennifer L Goldman, James H Holmes, Shuen-Iu Hung, Mario E Lacouture, Rannakoe J Lehloenya, Simon Mallal, Teri A Manolio, Robert G Micheletti, Caroline M Mitchell, Maja Mockenhaupt, David A Ostrov, Rebecca Pavlos, Munir Pirmohamed, Elena Pope, Alec Redwood, Misha Rosenbach, Michael D Rosenblum, Jean-Claude Roujeau, Arturo P Saavedra, Hajirah N Saeed, Jeffery P Struewing, Hirohiko Sueki, Chonlaphat Sukasem, Cynthia Sung, Jason A Trubiano, Jessica Weintraub, Lisa M Wheatley, Kristina B Williams, Brandon Worley, Wen-Hung Chung, Neil H Shear, Elizabeth J Phillips
Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis (SJS/TEN) is a life-threatening, immunologically mediated, and usually drug-induced disease with a high burden to individuals, their families, and society with an annual incidence of 1 to 5 per 1,000,000. To effect significant reduction in short- and long-term morbidity and mortality, and advance clinical care and research, coordination of multiple medical, surgical, behavioral, and basic scientific disciplines is required. On March 2, 2017, an investigator-driven meeting was held immediately before the American Academy of Dermatology Annual meeting for the central purpose of assembling, for the first time in the United States, clinicians and scientists from multiple disciplines involved in SJS/TEN clinical care and basic science research...
January 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306907/new-aspects-in-the-pathomechanism-of-diseases-of-civilization-particularly-psychosomatic-disorders-part-2-chronic-hypocapnia-and-hypercapnia-in-the-medical-practice
#20
Andras Sikter, Zoltan Rihmer, Roberto de Guevara
The authors seek to find new connections between recent results of biology and older theories. This paper aims to assemble the jigsaw puzzle. The theoretical background of the hypothesis was described in the previous issue of the journal (Sikter et al. 2017a). Human stress response often coexists with persistent hypocapnia or hypercapnia - developing via psychosomatic pathomechanism - which can lead to mental and psychosomatic illnesses. Chronic hypocapnia mainly generates hyperarousal disorders which may be reversible for an extended time, however, vicious cycles may start when hypoxia and/or severe somatic diseases are simultaneously present (commonly in the elderly), which conditions often end with death without medical help...
September 2017: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
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