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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446211/spontaneous-migraine-attack-causes-alterations-in-default-mode-network-connectivity-a-resting-state-fmri-case-report
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Andrea Edit Edes, Lajos Rudolf Kozak, Mate Magyar, Terezia Zsombok, Gyongyi Kokonyei, Gyorgy Bagdy, Gabriella Juhasz
BACKGROUND: Although migraine is one of the most investigated neurologic disorders, we do not have a perfect neuroimaging biomarker for its pathophysiology. One option to improve our knowledge is to study resting-state functional connectivity in and out of headache pain. However, our understanding of the functional connectivity changes during spontaneous migraine attack is partial and incomplete. CASE PRESENTATION: Using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging we assessed a 24-year old woman affected by migraine without aura at two different times: during a spontaneous migraine attack and in interictal phase...
April 26, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442927/mechanical-factors-and-vitamin-d-deficiency-in-schoolchildren-with-low-back-pain-biochemical-and-cross-sectional-survey-analysis
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Ahmad H Alghadir, Sami A Gabr, Einas S Al-Eisa
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to evaluate the role of vitamin D, muscle fatigue biomarkers, and mechanical factors in the progression of low back pain (LBP) in schoolchildren. BACKGROUND: Children and adolescents frequently suffer from LBP with no clear clinical causes, and >71% of schoolchildren aged 12-17 years will show at least one episode of LBP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 250 schoolchildren aged 12-16 years were randomly enrolled in this study...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442298/how-to-study-and-overcome-tumor-heterogeneity-with-circulating-biomarkers-the-breast-cancer-case
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REVIEW
Valentina Appierto, Serena Di Cosimo, Carolina Reduzzi, Valentina Pala, Vera Cappelletti, Maria Grazia Daidone
Breast cancer ranks first among female cancer-related deaths in Western countries. As the primary tumor can often be controlled by surgical resection, the survival of women with breast cancer is closely linked to the incidence of distant metastases. Molecular screening by next generation sequencing highlighted the spatial and temporal heterogeneity of solid tumors as well as the clonal evolution of cancer cells during progression and under treatment pressure. Such findings question whether an optimal assessment of disease progression and a screening for druggable mutations should be based on molecular features of primary or recurrent/metastatic lesions and therefore represent a crucial element for failure or success of personalized medicine...
April 22, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441964/fecal-metagenomic-profiles-in-subgroups-of-patients-with-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
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Dorottya Nagy-Szakal, Brent L Williams, Nischay Mishra, Xiaoyu Che, Bohyun Lee, Lucinda Bateman, Nancy G Klimas, Anthony L Komaroff, Susan Levine, Jose G Montoya, Daniel L Peterson, Devi Ramanan, Komal Jain, Meredith L Eddy, Mady Hornig, W Ian Lipkin
BACKGROUND: Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) is characterized by unexplained persistent fatigue, commonly accompanied by cognitive dysfunction, sleeping disturbances, orthostatic intolerance, fever, lymphadenopathy, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The extent to which the gastrointestinal microbiome and peripheral inflammation are associated with ME/CFS remains unclear. We pursued rigorous clinical characterization, fecal bacterial metagenomics, and plasma immune molecule analyses in 50 ME/CFS patients and 50 healthy controls frequency-matched for age, sex, race/ethnicity, geographic site, and season of sampling...
April 26, 2017: Microbiome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439629/transitioning-to-the-direct-anterior-approach-in-total-hip-arthroplasty-is-it-a-true-muscle-sparing-approach-when-performed-by-a-low-volume-hip-replacement-surgeon
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Dan-Viorel Nistor, Sergiu Caterev, Sorana-Daniela Bolboacă, Dan Cosma, Dan Osvald Gheorghe Lucaciu, Adrian Todor
PURPOSE: We conducted this study to establish if the transition from a lateral approach (LA) to the direct anterior approach (DAA) for a low volume hip arthroplasty surgeon during the steep learning curve can be performed maintaining the muscle sparing approach of the DAA without increasing the complication rates. METHODS: In this controlled, prospective, randomized clinical study we investigated 70 patients (35 DAA, 35 LA) with similar demographics that underwent a total hip arthroplasty...
April 24, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436602/accuracy-of-circulating-histones-in-predicting-persistent-organ-failure-and-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-pancreatitis
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T Liu, W Huang, P Szatmary, S T Abrams, Y Alhamdi, Z Lin, W Greenhalf, G Wang, R Sutton, C H Toh
BACKGROUND: Early prediction of acute pancreatitis severity remains a challenge. Circulating levels of histones are raised early in mouse models and correlate with disease severity. It was hypothesized that circulating histones predict persistent organ failure in patients with acute pancreatitis. METHODS: Consecutive patients with acute pancreatitis fulfilling inclusion criteria admitted to Royal Liverpool University Hospital were enrolled prospectively between June 2010 and March 2014...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435317/systemic-alterations-in-plasma-proteins-from-women-with-chronic-widespread-pain-compared-to-healthy-controls-a-proteomic-study
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Karin Wåhlén, Patrik Olausson, Anders Carlsson, Nazdar Ghafouri, Björn Gerdle, Bijar Ghafouri
Chronic widespread pain (CWP) is a complex pain condition that is difficult to treat. The prevalence of CWP approximates ~10% of the general population, with higher prevalence in women. Lack of understanding of molecular mechanisms has been a challenge for diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain. The aim of this study was to explore the systemic protein changes in CWP compared to those in healthy controls (CON). By applying 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis, we analyzed the protein pattern of plasma samples from women with CWP (n=16) and healthy women (n=23)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435060/the-multiple-therapeutic-applications-of-mirnas-for-bone-regenerative-medicine
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REVIEW
J C Scimeca, Elise Verron
With the aging of the general population, there is an increasing need for bone defect repair, prompting the development of reliable alternatives to autologous bone grafting, without the usually associated major drawbacks (i.e., limited volume and severe postoperative pain). Given the crucial role that miRNAs appear to have in bone tissue physiopathology, exploring their potential has recently garnered increased interest. In this review, we first describe the involvement of miRNAs in bone metabolism, and then focus on their potential therapeutic applications (as bone biomarkers and molecular targets)...
April 20, 2017: Drug Discovery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433814/synovial-fluid-pro-inflammatory-profile-differs-according-to-the-characteristics-of-knee-pain
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Ying Ying Leung, Janet L Huebner, Benjamin Haaland, Steven Bak Siew Wong, Virginia Byers Kraus
OBJECTIVE: The role of inflammation and pain in osteoarthritis (OA) is not fully understood. We evaluated the association between pro-inflammatory biomarkers and pain. METHODS: We used baseline data and samples from a randomized controlled trial of colchicine for symptomatic knee OA. Severity of pain of the more symptomatic knee was assessed by NHANES-I criterion and WOMAC pain index. Pains on movement and at rest were self-reported on an 11-point Likert scale. Severity of radiographic tibiofemoral OA was assessed by Kellgren and Lawrence (KL) grade...
April 19, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433659/carbonic-anhydrase-xii-functions-in-health-and-disease
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REVIEW
Abdul Waheed, William S Sly
Human CAXII was initially identified as a cancer marker in different cancers and tumors. Expression of CAXII is regulated by hypoxia and estrogen receptors. CAXII expression has been also detected in several tissues, whereas in cancer and tumor tissues its expression is several fold higher. In brain tumors, an alternatively spliced form of CAXII is expressed. Higher expression of CAXII in breast cancer is indicative of lower grade disease. CAXII plays a key role in several physiological functions. Mutation in the CAXII gene causes cystic fibrosis-like syndrome and salt wasting disease...
April 19, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432387/yttrium-90-radioembolization-for-unresectable-combined-hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma
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Lauren S Chan, Daniel Y Sze, George A Poultsides, John D Louie, Mohammed A Abdelrazek Mohammed, David S Wang
PURPOSE: Combined hepatocellular-cholangiocarcinoma (cHCC-CC) is a rare mixed cell type primary liver cancer with limited data to guide management. Transarterial radioembolization with yttrium-90 microspheres (RE) is an emerging treatment option for both hepatocellular carcinoma and intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. This study explored the safety and efficacy of RE for unresectable cHCC-CC. METHODS: Patients with histopathologically confirmed cHCC-CC treated with RE were retrospectively evaluated...
April 21, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430684/flurbiprofen-axetil-provides-effective-analgesia-without-changing-the-pregnancy-rate-in-ultrasound-guided-transvaginal-oocyte-retrieval-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hong Zhao, Yi Feng, Yan Jiang, Qun Lu
BACKGROUND: In this prospective double-blind randomized study, we evaluated the analgesic effect and potential effect on pregnancy rate of the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug flurbiprofen axetil in patients undergoing ultrasound-guided transvaginal oocyte retrieval under propofol-remifentanil anesthesia. METHODS: A total of 200 patients scheduled to undergo ultrasound-guided transvaginal oocyte retrieval were randomly allocated to receive 1.5 mg/kg of flurbiprofen axetil (FA group) or placebo (control group) 30 minutes before the procedure...
April 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430671/elevated-production-of-nociceptive-cc-chemokines-and-se-selectin-in-patients-with-low-back-pain-and-the-effects-of-spinal-manipulation-a-non-randomized-clinical-trial
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Julita A Teodorczyk-Injeyan, Marion McGregor, John J Triano, H Stephen Injeyan
BACKGROUND: The involvement of inflammatory components in the pathophysiology of low back pain is poorly understood. It has been suggested that spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) may exert anti-inflammatory effects. PURPOSE: To determine the involvement of inflammation-associated chemokines (CC series) in the pathogenesis of non-specific low back pain and to evaluate the effect of SMT on that process. METHODS: Patients presenting with non-radicular, non-specific low back pain (minimum pain score 3 on 10 point visual analogue scale, VAS) were recruited according to stringent inclusion criteria...
April 19, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428748/resting-state-neuroimaging-and-neuropsychological-findings-in-opioid-use-disorder-during-abstinence-a-review
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REVIEW
Hada Fong-Ha Ieong, Zhen Yuan
Dependence to opiates, including illicit heroin and prescription pain killers, and treatment of the opioid use disorder (OUD) have been longstanding problems over the world. Despite intense efforts to scientific investigation and public health care, treatment outcomes have not significantly improved for the past 50 years. One reason behind the continuing use of heroin worldwide despite such efforts is its highly addictive nature. Brain imaging studies over the past two decades have made significant contribution to the understanding of the addictive properties as to be due in part to biological processes, specifically those in the brain structure and function...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420991/gabapentin-attenuates-ocular-inflammation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-studies
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Carmelina D Anfuso, Melania Olivieri, Annamaria Fidilio, Gabriella Lupo, Dario Rusciano, Salvatore Pezzino, Caterina Gagliano, Filippo Drago, Claudio Bucolo
To investigate the effects of gabapentin, a structural analog of γ-amino butyric acid (GABA), on the inflammatory response of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-stimulated rabbit corneal cells (SIRC) and on endotoxin-induced uveitis (EIU) in rabbits. We investigated the LPS-induced expression of several inflammatory mediators, such as TNF-α, IL-1β, cPLA2, COX-2, and PGE2 in the SIRC cells with or without gabapentin treatment. Gabapentin treatment significantly (p < 0.05) attenuated cytokines production, cPLA2 activation, COX-2 expression, and PGE2 levels in SIRC...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406494/laser-capture-microdissection-of-pancreatic-acinar-cells-to-identify-proteomic-alterations-in-a-murine-model-of-caerulein-induced-pancreatitis
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John P Shapiro, Hannah M Komar, Baris Hancioglu, Lianbo Yu, Ming Jin, Yuko Ogata, Phil A Hart, Zobeida Cruz-Monserrate, Gregory B Lesinski, Darwin L Conwell
OBJECTIVES: Chronic pancreatitis (CP) is characterized by inflammation and fibrosis of the pancreas, leading to pain, parenchymal damage, and loss of exocrine and endocrine function. There are currently no curative therapies; diagnosis remains difficult and aspects of pathogenesis remain unclear. Thus, there is a need to identify novel biomarkers to improve diagnosis and understand pathophysiology. We hypothesize that pancreatic acinar regions contain proteomic signatures relevant to disease processes, including secreted proteins that could be detected in biofluids...
April 13, 2017: Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403801/iga-igm-responses-to-gram-negative-bacteria-are-not-associated-with-perinatal-depression-but-with-physio-somatic-symptoms-and-activation-of-the-tryptophan-catabolite-pathway-at-the-end-of-term-and-postnatal-anxiety
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Roomruangwong Chutima, Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sunee Sirivichayakul, George Anderson, André F Carvalho, Sebastien Duleu, Michel Geffard, Michael Maes
Evidence has implicated the translocation of commensal Gram-negative bacteria (Gram-B) due to leaky gut in the pathophysiology of depression and physio-somatic symptoms (e.g. fatigue, pain, irritable bowel syndrome, malaise, etc.). In addition, the leaky gut may contribute to immune-inflammatory activation and oxidative stress. This study investigated whether bacterial translocation is associated with perinatal depression and anxiety scores and with prenatal physio-somatic symptoms and immune-inflammatory biomarkers, including the tryptophan catabolite (TRYCAT) pathway...
April 7, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391486/etiology-pathophysiology-and-biomarkers-of-interstitial-cystitis-painful-bladder-syndrome
#18
REVIEW
Sourav Sanchit Patnaik, Antonio Simone Laganà, Salvatore Giovanni Vitale, Salvatore Butticè, Marco Noventa, Salvatore Gizzo, Gaetano Valenti, Agnese Maria Chiara Rapisarda, Valentina Lucia La Rosa, Carlo Magno, Onofrio Triolo, Vani Dandolu
PURPOSE: Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS) is a chronic pain syndrome and a chronic inflammatory condition prevalent in women that leads to urgency, sleep disruption, nocturia and pain in the pelvic area, to the detriment of the sufferer's quality of life. The aim of this review is to highlight the newest diagnostic strategies and potential therapeutic techniques. METHODS: A comprehensive literature review was performed on MEDLINE, PubMed, and Cochrane databases gathering all literature about "Interstitial cystitis" and "Painful Bladder Syndrome"...
April 8, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388908/evaluation-of-antigen-induced-synovitis-in-a-porcine-model-immunological-arthroscopic-and-kinetic-studies
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Francisco-Javier Vela, Francisco-Miguel Sánchez-Margallo, Rebeca Blázquez, Verónica Álvarez, Raquel Tarazona, M Teresa Mangas-Ballester, Alejandro Cristo, Javier G Casado
BACKGROUND: Synovitis is an inflammation-related disease linked to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, infections and trauma. This inflammation is accompanied by immune cells infiltration which initiates an inflammatory response causing pain, discomfort and affecting the normal joint function. The treatment of synovitis is based on the administration of anti-inflammatory drugs or biological agents such as platelet rich plasma and mesenchymal stem cells. However, the evaluation and validation of more effective therapies of synovitis requires the establishment of clinically relevant animal models...
April 7, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378340/long-term-prognostic-value-of-peak-exercise-echocardiogram-in-patients-hospitalized-with-acute-chest-pain
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German Merchan Ortega, Juan Carlos Bonaque Gonzalez, Alejandro Dionisio Sanchez Espino, Maria Jose Aguado Martin, Francisco Navarro Garcia, Fuensanta Ruiz Lopez, Francisco Ramos Perales, Jose Luis Zamorano Gomez
INTRODUCTION: Peak exercise echocardiogram (EEcho) has shown reasonable sensitivity and specificity in detecting significant coronary artery disease (CAD). The objective was to evaluate the prognostic value of EEcho in patients hospitalized for acute chest pain (CP) and its additional prognostic information regarding exercise electrocardiogram test (EECG). METHODS: Prospective observational study performed between May 2011 and September 2013, including 250 patients consecutively admitted for acute CP with normal cardiac biomarkers and nondiagnostic electrocardiogram...
April 5, 2017: Echocardiography
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