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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337851/low-prevalence-of-knee-chondrocalcinosis-and-its-catabolic-association-by-use-of-serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-3-a-rural-japanese-population-study
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Daisuke Chiba, Eiichi Tsuda, Eiji Sasaki, Ippei Takahashi, Shigeyuki Nakaji, Yasuyuki Ishibashi
AIM: This study aimed to elucidate the prevalence of radiographic knee chondrocalcinosis (CC) and to clarify whether CC is correlated with self-reported knee symptoms and a serum catabolic biomarker. METHODS: A total of 1278 volunteers participated. Plain radiographs of both knees were obtained. Identification of a linear calcification in the knee joint space was defined as CC. Patients with a Kellgren-Lawrence grade of 2 or more were considered to have knee osteoarthritis (OA)...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336072/microneedle-enzyme-sensor-arrays-for-continuous-in-vivo-monitoring
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Anthony E G Cass, Sanjiv Sharma
Microneedle enzyme sensors by virtue of their minimally invasive and hence pain-free penetration of skin allow for the measurement of metabolites, biomarkers, and drugs in the interstitial fluid that bathes the dermal tissue. Such devices if they are to be adopted widely into clinical practice need to be capable of delivering reliable measurements over extended periods of time (days) and to be fabricated by low-cost, scalable methods. Using injection molding of the base structures in polycarbonate, metal film deposition by sputtering and enzyme immobilization by electrodeposition can meet these requirements...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333699/biomarker-of-extracellular-matrix-remodelling-c1m-and-proinflammatory-cytokine-il-6-are-related-to-synovitis-and-pain-in-endstage-knee-osteoarthritis-patients
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Maja R Radojčić, Christian S Thudium, Kim Henriksen, Keith Tan, Rolf Karlsten, Amanda Dudley, Iain Chessell, Morten A Karsdal, Anne-Christine Bay-Jensen, Michel D Crema, Ali Guermazi
Little is known about local and systemic biomarkers in relation to synovitis and pain in end-stage osteoarthritis (OA) patients. We investigated the associations between the novel extracellular matrix biomarker, C1M, and local and systemic interleukin 6 (IL-6) with synovitis and pain. Serum C1M, plasma and synovial fluid IL-6 (p-IL-6, sf-IL-6) were measured in 104 end-stage knee OA patients. Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to semi-quantitatively assess an 11-point synovitis score; pain was assessed by the Western Ontario & McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) and the Neuropathic Pain Questionnaire (NPQ)...
March 22, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327184/catestatin-vasostatin-cortisol-and-pain-assessments-in-dogs-suffering-from-traumatic-bone-fractures
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Thanikul Srithunyarat, Ragnvi Hagman, Odd V Höglund, Mats Stridsberg, Ulf Olsson, Jeanette Hanson, Chalermkwan Nonthakotr, Anne-Sofie Lagerstedt, Ann Pettersson
BACKGROUND: Traumatic bone fractures cause moderate to severe pain, which needs to be minimized for optimal recovery and animal welfare, illustrating the need for reliable objective pain biomarkers for use in a clinical setting. The objectives of this study were to investigate catestatin (CST) and vasostatin (VS) concentrations as two new potential biomarkers, and cortisol concentrations, scores of the short form of the Glasgow composite measure pain scale (CMPS-SF), and visual analog scale (VAS) in dogs suffering from traumatic bone fractures before and after morphine administration in comparison with healthy dogs...
March 21, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326926/potential-protein-biomarkers-for-burning-mouth-syndrome-discovered-by-quantitative-proteomics
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Eoon Hye Ji, Cynthia Diep, Tong Liu, Hong Li, Robert Merrill, Diana Messadi, Shen Hu
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic pain disorder characterized by severe burning sensation in normal looking oral mucosa. Diagnosis of BMS remains to be a challenge to oral healthcare professionals because the method for definite diagnosis is still uncertain. In this study, a quantitative saliva proteomic analysis was performed in order to identify target proteins in BMS patients' saliva that may be used as biomarkers for simple, non-invasive detection of the disease. By using isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation labeling and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry to quantify 1130 saliva proteins between BMS patients and healthy control subjects, we found that 50 proteins were significantly changed in the BMS patients when compared to the healthy control subjects ( p ≤ 0...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318085/inflammatory-double-hit-model-of-temporomandibular-joint-disorder-with-elevated-ccl2-cxcl9-cxcl10-rantes-and-behavioural-hypersensitivity-in-tnfr1-r2-mice
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S L McIlwrath, R Nesemeier, F Ma, H S Oz, L Zhang, K N Westlund
BACKGROUND: Patients with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD), reactive arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis often have combined etiology of hereditary and microenvironmental factors contributing to joint pain. Multiple clinical and animal studies indicate 'double-hit' inflammatory insults can cause chronic inflammation. The first inflammatory insult primes the immune system and subsequent insults elicit amplified responses. The present 'double hit' study produced a chronic orofacial pain model in mice with genetic deletion of both TNFα receptors (TNFR1/R2-/-), investigating the main nociceptive signalling pathways in comparisons to wild type mice...
March 20, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316762/mesalazine-has-no-effect-on-mucosal-immune-biomarkers-in-patients-with-diarrhea-dominant-irritable-bowel-syndrome-referred-to-shariati-hospital-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
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Mohammad Reza Ghadir, Mehri Poradineh, Masoud Sotodeh, Reza Ansari, Shadi Kolahdoozan, Ahmad Hormati, Mohammad Hosein Yousefi, Samaneh Mirzaei, Homayoon Vahedi
BACKGROUND Intestinal mast cells may cause gastrointestinal symptoms in patients with diarrhea-dominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The objective of this study was to determine the effect of mesalazine on the number of lamina propria mast cells and clinical manifestations of patients with diarrhea-dominant IBS referred to Shariati Hospital affiliated to Tehran University of Medical Sciences. METHODS This was a randomized placebo-controlled double-blind trial conducted on 49 patients with diarrhea-dominant IBS...
January 2017: Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302155/a-prospective-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-masked-three-armed-multicentre-phase-ii-iii-trial-for-the-study-of-a-topical-treatment-of-ischaemic-central-retinal-vein-occlusion-to-prevent-neovascular-glaucoma-the-strong-study-study-protocol-for-a-randomised
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Katrin Lorenz, Yvonne Scheller, Katharina Bell, Franz Grus, Katharina A Ponto, Felix Bock, Claus Cursiefen, Jens Flach, Marta Gehring, Tunde Peto, Rufino Silva, Yossi Tal, Norbert Pfeiffer
BACKGROUND: Neovascular glaucoma (NVG) is rare, comprising only 3.9% of all glaucoma cases. The most common cause of NVG is ischaemic central retinal vein occlusion (iCRVO). NVG frequently results in blindness and painful end-stage glaucomatous damage leading to the need for enucleation. Currently, there is no preventive therapy for NVG following iCRVO. Rescue treatments have severe drawbacks. Accordingly, there is a great need for preventing the often visually devastating outcomes of NVG...
March 16, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292724/deleterious-role-of-trace-elements-silica-and-lead-in-the-development-of-chronic-kidney-disease
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Starlaine Mascarenhas, Srikanth Mutnuri, Anasuya Ganguly
Chronic-Kidney-Disease of Unknown-etiology (CKDu) has been reported in developing-countries like Sri-Lanka, India and Central-America without sparing the Indian sub-district (namely Canacona) located in south-Goa. The disease etiology is unlinked to common causes of diabetes and hypertension and assumed to be environmentally induced due to its asymptomatic-nature and occurrence in groundwater relying communities. This study aimed to understand environmental risk-factors underlying CKDu-etiology using Indian sub-district (Canacona) as case-study...
March 1, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290209/plasma-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-in-women-with-pelvic-pain-a-potential-biomarker-for-endometriosis
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Ana L Rocha, Erica L Vieira, Márcia C Ferreira, Laura M Maia, Antonio L Teixeira, Fernando M Reis
AIM: To test whether plasma BDNF levels are useful to predict the presence of endometriosis in women with pelvic pain. PATIENTS & METHODS: Prospective cross-sectional study including 67 consecutive women aged 24-49 years, scheduled for laparoscopy due to chronic pelvic pain. Preoperative plasma samples were assayed for BDNF using a commercial enzyme immunoassay. RESULTS: Women with ovarian endometrioma had higher preoperative plasma BDNF (1063 ± 157 pg/ml) compared with women with other benign ovarian tumors (537 ± 131 pg/ml, F = 2...
March 14, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286818/validation-of-the-north-american-chest-pain-rule-in-prediction-of-very-low-risk-chest-pain-a-diagnostic-accuracy-study
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Somayeh Valadkhani, Mohammad Jalili, Elham Hesari, Hadi Mirfazaelian
INTRODUCTION: Acute coronary syndrome accounts for more than 15% of the chest pains. Recently, Hess et al. developed North American Chest Pain Rule (NACPR) to identify very low-risk patients who can be safely discharged from emergency department (ED). The present study aimed to validate this rule in EDs of two academic hospitals. METHODS: A prospective diagnostic accuracy study was conducted on consecutive patients 24 years of age and older presenting to the ED with the chief complaint of acute chest pain, during March 2013 to June 2013...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286723/fecal-myeloperoxidase-as-a-biomarker-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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REVIEW
David R Hansberry, Kush Shah, Prateek Agarwal, Nitin Agarwal
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic condition involving the inflammation of the colon and small intestine. IBD affects as many as 1.4 million people in the U.S. alone and costs the health care industry over $1.7 billion annually. Managing IBD normally requires invasive and often discomforting diagnostic tests. In an effort to alleviate the painful and costly nature of traditional diagnosis, there has been increasing research initiative focused on noninvasive biomarkers. PubMed, provided by the United States National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health, was utilized with the following search terms: 1) myeloperoxidase (MPO) 2), inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and 3) neutrophils...
January 31, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286177/screening-for-novel-central-nervous-system-biomarkers-in-veterans-with-gulf-war-illness
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Mohamed B Abou-Donia, Lisa A Conboy, Efi Kokkotou, Eric Jacobson, Eman M Elmasry, Passent Elkafrawy, Megan Neely, Cameron R 'Dale' Bass, Kimberly Sullivan
Gulf War illness (GWI) is primarily diagnosed by symptom report; objective biomarkers are needed that distinguish those with GWI. Prior chemical exposures during deployment have been associated in epidemiologic studies with altered central nervous system functioning in veterans with GWI. Previous studies from our group have demonstrated the presence of autoantibodies to essential neuronal and glial proteins in patients with brain injury and autoantibodies have been identified as candidate objective markers that may distinguish GWI...
March 9, 2017: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285932/calf-raise-exercise-increases-walking-performance-in-patients-with-intermittent-claudication
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Michel Van Schaardenburgh, Martin Wohlwend, Øivind Rognmo, Erney Mattsson
BACKGROUND: Symptoms of intermittent claudication (IC) are improved by exercise. The improvement might be secondary to increased blood perfusion or increased muscle mitochondrial capacity. Ischemia followed by reperfusion, also named preconditioning, is known to stimulate the mitochondria. We focused on a calf raise exercise inducing preconditioning in the calf muscle of patients with IC. We hypothesized that 8 weeks of this exercise would increase walking performance and mitochondrial capacity without a change in blood flow...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283891/the-potential-role-for-early-biomarker-testing-as-part-of-a-modern-multidisciplinary-approach-to-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-diagnosis
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REVIEW
Kenneth A Beckman, Jodi Luchs, Mark S Milner, Julian L Ambrus
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic and progressive multisystem autoimmune disease typically managed by rheumatologists. Diagnostic delays are common, due in large part to the non-specific and variable nature of SS symptoms and the slow progression of disease. The hallmark characteristics of SS are dry eye and dry mouth, but there are a broad range of other possible symptoms such as joint and muscle pain, skin rashes, chronic dry cough, vaginal dryness, extremity numbness or tingling, and disabling fatigue...
March 10, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281110/headache-in-neuromyelitis-optica
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REVIEW
Alina Masters-Israilov, Matthew S Robbins
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) classically features a clinical presentation that includes longitudinally extensive transverse myelitis and optic neuritis. However, many other pathognomonic phenomena have more recently been described in patients diagnosed with NMO, including intractable hiccups, vomiting, and painful tonic spasms, but less has been reported regarding the relationship between NMO and headache. Though headache is well established as both a symptom and comorbidity of multiple sclerosis (MS), it has been much less described thus far in the NMO literature and warrants more careful evaluation...
April 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281109/neuropeptides-as-a-marker-for-chronic-headache
#17
REVIEW
Nuria Riesco, Eva Cernuda-Morollón, Julio Pascual
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to revise current evidence on trigemino-vascular system (TVS) neuropeptides as potential biomarkers for chronic primary headaches, mainly for chronic migraine (CM). RECENT FINDINGS: Within sensory neuropeptides, released by an activated trigeminal nerve, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) levels seem to be a good biomarker of acute migraine and somewhat sensitive and specific for CM. CGRP, however, is not increased in 20-30% of CM patients, which suggests that CGRP is not the only neuropeptide involved in migraine pain generation and maintenance...
April 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279735/development-of-a-pharmacodynamic-biomarker-to-measure-target-engagement-from-inhibition-of-the-ngf-trka-pathway
#18
Eric A Price, Alicja Krasowska-Zoladek, Kausik K Nanda, Shawn J Stachel, Darrell A Henze
BACKGROUND: NGF signaling through TrkA triggers pathways involved in a wide range of biological effects. Clinical trials targeting either NGF or TrkA are ongoing to treat various diseases in the areas of oncology, neuroscience, and for pain, but there is no described measure of target engagement of TrkA in these studies. NEW METHOD: We have developed custom ELISA assays to measure NGF-induced phosphorylation of TrkA specific for rodent and human receptors. Optimized tissue processing methods allow for detection in both the brain and in skin...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279382/trials-of-imaging-use-in-the-emergency-department-for-acute-chest-pain
#19
REVIEW
Gilbert L Raff, Udo Hoffmann, James E Udelson
Over 8 million patients seek emergency department care for acute chest pain annually in the United States alone, and <5% have an acute coronary syndrome. In the absence of overt electrocardiographic or biomarker evidence, expensive and time-consuming diagnostic strategies are frequently required. Beginning in 2000, radionuclide myocardial perfusion, stress echocardiography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, and coronary computed tomographic angiography have become increasingly common in evaluating these patients...
March 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276057/the-mutation-p-d313y-is-associated-with-organ-manifestation-in-fabry-disease
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M du Moulin, A F Koehn, A Golsari, S Dulz, Y Atiskova, M Patten, J Münch, M Avanesov, K Ullrich, N Muschol
Fabry disease is a multisystem lysosomal storage disorder caused by mutations in the GLA gene. The clinical significance of the mutation p.D313Y is still under debate. Retrospective chart analysis of clinical (neurological, cardiac, renal, ophthalmological), genetic, and biochemical (lyso-globotriaosylsphingosine, lyso-Gb3; enzyme activity) data was done in all our patients carrying the p.D313Y mutation. Fourteen patients from 5 families (10 female, 4 male; age range 10-51) were included. Symptoms and organ manifestations compatible with Fabry disease could be identified in 10 patients...
March 9, 2017: Clinical Genetics
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