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Chee Wai Wong, Si Rui Ng, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung, Tien Yin Wong, Ranjana Mathur
PURPOSE: To report a case of unilateral maculopathy associated with acute Zika virus infection. METHODS: Observational case report of one patient. RESULTS: A 22-year-old man presented with acute blurring of vision 10 days after symptoms of Zika virus infection. Findings resembling unilateral acute idiopathic maculopathy of the right eye were noted on ophthalmoscopy, fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, and optical coherence tomography...
February 17, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215172/the-phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitors-pde-5i-for-erectile-dysfunction-ed-a-therapeutic-challenge-for-psychiatrists
#2
Chong Siew Koon, Hatta Sidi, Jaya Kumar, Srijit Das, Ong Wan Xi, Muhammad Hizri Hatta, Cesar Alfonso
Erectile function (EF) is a prerequisite for satisfactory sexual intercourse (SI) and central to male sexual functioning. Satisfactory SI eventually leads to orgasm - a biopsychophysiological state of euphoria - leading to a sense of bliss, enjoyment and positive mental well being. For a psychiatrist, treating ED is self-propelled to harmonize these pleasurable experiences alongside with encouragement of physical wellness and sensuality. Hence, the role of PDE-5i is pivotal in the context of treating ED constitutes a therapeutic challenge...
February 15, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212620/clinical-manifestations-of-severe-enterovirus-71-infection-and-early-assessment-in-a-southern-china-population
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Si-da Yang, Pei-Qing Li, Yi-Min Li, Wei Li, Wen-Ying Lai, Cui-Ping Zhu, Jian-Ping Tao, Li Deng, Hong-Sheng Liu, Wen-Cheng Ma, Jia-Ming Lu, Yan Hong, Yu-Ting Liang, Jun Shen, Dan-Dan Hu, Yuan-Yuan Gao, Yi Zhou, Min-Xiong Situ, Yan-Ling Chen
BACKGROUND: Enterovirus 71 (EV-A71) shows a potential of rapid death, but the natural history of the infection is poorly known. This study aimed to examine the natural history of EV-A71 infection. METHODS: This was a prospective longitudinal observational study performed between January 1(st) and October 31(st), 2012, at three hospitals in Guangdong, China. Subjects with positive EV-A71 RNA laboratory test results were included. Disease progression was documented with MRI, autopsies, and follow-up...
February 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197194/cortical-regulation-of-striatal-projection-neurons-and-interneurons-in-a-parkinson-s-disease-rat-model
#4
Jia-Jia Wu, Si Chen, Li-Si Ouyang, Yu Jia, Bing-Bing Liu, Shu-Hua Mu, Yu-Xin Ma, Wei-Ping Wang, Jia-You Wei, You-Lan Li, Zhi Chen, Wan-Long Lei
Striatal neurons can be either projection neurons or interneurons, with each type exhibiting distinct susceptibility to various types of brain damage. In this study, 6-hydroxydopamine was injected into the right medial forebrain bundle to induce dopamine depletion, and/or ibotenic acid was injected into the M1 cortex to induce motor cortex lesions. Immunohistochemistry and western blot assay showed that dopaminergic depletion results in significant loss of striatal projection neurons marked by dopamine- and cyclic adenosine monophosphate-regulated phosphoprotein, molecular weight 32 kDa, calbindin, and μ-opioid receptor, while cortical lesions reversed these pathological changes...
December 2016: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184034/hyperbaric-oxygenation-protects-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-transplanted-rat-kidneys-by-triggering-autophagy-and-inhibiting-inflammatory-response
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Ding-Su Bao, Yu-Ke Wu, Shi-Jie Fu, Guo-You Wang, Si-Jin Yang, Guo-Biao Liang, Zhi-Hui Xie, Song Rong
BACKGROUND Ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) is a clinically common pathologic process defined as the inability to improve neuronal function. This study aimed to investigate the pathological mechanism of IRI and to explore effects of hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) on autophagy and inflammatory response in IRI. MATERIAL AND METHODS Ninety Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into a Sham group, a kidney transplant group (Trans), and a kidney transplant plus HBO treatment group (Trans+HBO). The kidney was harvested from the donor and transplanted to recipient rats according to a previously reported study...
February 10, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176247/apigenin-alleviates-stz-induced-diabetic-cardiomyopathy
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Huang-Jun Liu, Yun-Lin Fan, Hai-Han Liao, Yuan Liu, Si Chen, Zhen-Guo Ma, Ning Zhang, Zheng Yang, Wei Deng, Qi-Zhu Tang
Apigenin is an important component of fruits and vegetables in human daily diets. Several cellular and animal models have been performed to demonstrate its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory bioactivities. However, the cardioprotective effects of apigenin in diabetic cardiomyopathy (DCM) remain unclear. In this study, we intended to explore the roles of apigenin in cardiac remodeling of DCM. Male C57BL/6 J mice were treated with streptozotocin (STZ, 50 mg/kg) for 5 consecutive days to induce DCM. The echocardiography and catheter-based measurements of hemodynamic parameters were performed to evaluate the cardiac function...
February 7, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133178/-a-long-surviving-patient-with-unresectable-gastric-cancer-treated-with-multiple-rounds-of-chemotherapyafter-gastrojejunostomyand-ileocolonostomy
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Kazuhiro Nishikawa, Tsuyoshi Takahashi, Junji Kawada, Kazumasa Fujitani, Shunji Endo, Motohiro Hirao, Kazuyoshi Yamamoto, Sakae Maeda, Mamoru Uemura, Masakazu Miyake, Naoki Hama, Atsushi Miyamoto, Masataka Ikeda, Shoji Nakamori, Mitsugu Sekimoto
We report a long-surviving patient with unresectable gastric cancer treated with multiple rounds of chemotherapy after gastrojejunostomy and ileocolonostomy. The patient was a 79-year-old man. Endoscopic examination revealed a type 3 gastric cancer in the antrum and showed pyloric stenosis. We observed that the gastric tumor had invaded the transverse colon, pancreas, and duodenum, and was associated with peritoneal metastasis on the surface of the hepatoduodenal ligament and the posterior leaf of the transverse mesocolon...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130053/vascular-protective-effects-of-klf2-on-a%C3%AE-induced-toxicity-implications-for-alzheimer-s-disease
#8
Xuejun Fang, Xiaoli Zhong, Gang Yu, Si Shao, Qidong Yang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is characterized by excessive amounts of senile plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, and cerebrovascular pathologies in AD are attracting increasingly more attention. Krüppel-like factor (KLF) 2, a transcription regulator expressed in the mouse embryonic vasculature and involved in the regulation of vascular gene expression, serves as a protective factor in endothelial cells. However, whether KLF2 is involved in neurodegenerative disease, and especially in AD, remains unknown...
January 24, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126553/korean-red-ginseng-improves-testicular-ineffectiveness-in-aging-rats-by-modulating-spermatogenesis-related-molecules
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Spandana Rajendra Kopalli, Kyu-Min Cha, Ji-Hoon Ryu, Sang-Ho Lee, Min-Sik Jeong, Seock-Yeon Hwang, Young-Joo Lee, Hee-Won Song, Su-Nam Kim, Jin-Chul Kim, Si-Kwan Kim
Korean red ginseng (Panax ginseng Meyer) is known to rejuvenate testicular effectiveness and the sperm maturation process by regulating redox proteins in aged rats. This study was performed to investigate the effect of Korean red ginseng water extract (KRG-WE) on the expression level of spermatogenesis-related key biomolecules and sex hormone receptors as well as enzymes regulating oxidation, histone deacetylation, and growth-related activities in aged rat testis. KRG-WE (200mg/kg) mixed with a regular pellet diet was administered to 12-month-old rats for 6months (KRG-AC), whereas the young (YC, 2months) and aged (AC, 12months) controls received the vehicle only...
January 23, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106289/the-involvement-of-corin-in-the-progression-of-diabetic-erectile-dysfunction-in-a-rat-model-by-down-regulating-anp-no-cgmp-signal-pathway
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Jian Wang, Yuanyuan Mi, Fenglai Yuan, Sheng Wu, Xiaoming You, Feng Dai, Yi Huang, Jia Cao, Jin Zhu, Boxin Xue, Lijie Zhu
This study was aimed to analyze the potential role of Corin in the procession of diabetic ED and to explore the underlying mechanism. Diabetic ED rat model was constructed and the characteristics of diabetic ED and control rats were recorded at 4, 8, 12 and 16 weeks. qRT-PCR and Western bloting were used to detected the mRNA and protein levels. Intracellular cGMP detection was accomplished using a commercial radioimmunoassay method. Vascular endothelial cell from rat corpus cavernosum spiral artery was isolated and transfected with si- Corin to analyzed the potential role of Corin...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096651/effects-of-3-diquafosol-sodium-ophthalmic-solution-on-higher-order-aberrations-in-patients-diagnosed-with-dry-eye-after-cataract-surgery
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Yasushi Inoue, Shintarou Ochi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effects of diquafosol sodium ophthalmic solution 3% (DQS) and artificial tears (AT) on higher-order aberrations (HOAs) in patients with dry eye after cataract surgery. DESIGN: This was a post hoc analysis of a previously conducted randomized clinical study. METHODS: Fifty-nine eyes from 42 patients (17 males and 25 females, aged 72.6±8.0 years) with verified or suspected dry eye at 4 weeks after cataract surgery were evaluated...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096589/water-cooled-radiofrequency-neuroablation-for-sacroiliac-joint-dysfunctional-pain
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Binay Kumar Biswas, Samarjit Dey, Saumya Biswas, Varinder Kumar Mohan
Sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction is a common source of chronic low-back pain. Recent evidences from different parts of the world suggest that cooled radiofrequency (RF) neuroablation of sacral nerves supplying SI joints has superior pain alleviating properties than available existing treatment options for SI joint dysfunctional pain. A 35-year-old male had intractable bilateral SI joint pain (numeric rating scale [NRS] - 9/10) with poor treatment response to intra-articular steroid therapy. Bilateral water cooled = RF was applied for neuroablation of nerves supplying both SI joints...
October 2016: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093890/long-term-follow-up-for-treatment-of-erectile-dysfunction-post-radical-prostatectomy-using-nerve-grafts-and-end-to-side-somatic-autonomic-neurorraphy-a-new-technique
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José Carlos Souza Trindade, Fausto Viterbo, André Petean Trindade, Wagner José Fávaro, José Carlos Souza Trindade Filho
: Radical prostatectomy (RP) for prostate cancer treatment, although effective, can lead to severe erectile dysfunction. This study describes a new technique, which aims to reestablish the nerve stimulus in penile erection by two sural nerve graft bridges bilaterally, using the end to side neurorraphy. The first bridge is between femoral nerve and dorsal nerve of penis and the second, is between the femoral nerve and the interior of the corpus cavernosum. In this neurorraphy the endings of the newly formed fibres, generated by the femoral nerve, release acetylcholine inside the cavernous bodies, beginning the erection mechanism...
January 17, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055012/aif-independent-parthanatos-in-the-pathogenesis-of-dry-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Ki-Hong Jang, Yun-Ju Do, Dongwon Son, Eunji Son, Jun-Sub Choi, Eunhee Kim
Cell death of retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) is characterized as an essential late-stage phenomenon of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The aim of this study was to elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying RPE cell death after exposure to oxidative stress, which occurs often because of the anatomical location of RPE cells. ARPE-19, an established RPE cell line, exhibited necrotic features involving poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 (PARP-1) activation in response to hydrogen peroxide (H2O2). ARPE-19 cells were resistant to H2O2 when PARP-1 was depleted using siRNA or inhibited by a pharmacological inhibitor of PARP-1, olaparib...
January 5, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041981/maternal-exposure-to-fine-particulate-air-pollution-induces-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-resulting-in-postnatal-pulmonary-dysfunction-mediated-by-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-smad3-signaling
#15
Wenting Tang, Lili Du, Wen Sun, Zhiqiang Yu, Fang He, Jingsi Chen, Xiaomei Li, Xiuying Li, Lin Yu, Dunjin Chen
Fine particles from air pollution, also called particulate matter, less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5), are a threat to child health. Epidemiological investigations have related maternal exposure to PM2.5 to postnatal respiratory symptoms, such as frequent wheezing, chronic cough, and lung function decrements. However, only few experimental animal studies have been performed to study the effects of PM2.5.The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of maternal exposure to PM2.5 on postnatal pulmonary dysfunction in a rat model and to examine the mechanism of PM2...
February 5, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006020/albuminuria-is-associated-with-open-angle-glaucoma-in-nondiabetic-korean-subjects-a-cross-sectional-study
#16
Gyu Ah Kim, Se Hee Park, Jaesang Ko, Si Hyung Lee, Hyoung Won Bae, Gong Je Seong, Chan Yun Kim
OBJECTIVE: Systemic vascular dysfunction has been suggested to contribute to glaucomatous damage. Albuminuria is a surrogate marker of endothelial injury, including vessels. However, their relationship is not well understood. This study aimed to investigate the association between albuminuria and the prevalence of open-angle glaucoma (OAG) in nondiabetic subjects. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of 4186 nondiabetic participants aged 19 years or older from the 2011-2012 Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976725/modulation-of-gut-microbiota-and-delayed-immunosenescence-as-a-result-of-syringaresinol-consumption-in-middle-aged-mice
#17
Si-Young Cho, Juewon Kim, Ji Hae Lee, Ji Hyun Sim, Dong-Hyun Cho, Il-Hong Bae, Hyunbok Lee, Min A Seol, Hyun Mu Shin, Tae-Joo Kim, Dae-Yong Kim, Su-Hyung Lee, Song Seok Shin, Sin-Hyeog Lm, Hang-Rae Kim
Age-associated immunological dysfunction (immunosenescence) is closely linked to perturbation of the gut microbiota. Here, we investigated whether syringaresinol (SYR), a polyphenolic lignan, modulates immune aging and the gut microbiota associated with this effect in middle-aged mice. Compared with age-matched control mice, SYR treatment delayed immunosenescence by enhancing the numbers of total CD3(+) T cells and naïve T cells. SYR treatment induced the expression of Bim as well as activation of FOXO3 in Foxp3(+) regulatory T cells (Tregs)...
December 15, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930947/ginseng-and-obesity-observations-and-understanding-in-cultured-cells-animals-and-humans
#18
REVIEW
Longyun Zhang, Carlos Virgous, Hongwei Si
Ginseng, a traditional medical herb, has been reported having beneficial effects in fatigue, heart diseases, diabetes, immune function and erectile dysfunction. In recent years, increasing investigations have been conducted on ginseng in preventing and treating of obesity, one of the major worldwide escalating public health concerns. However, the effect and the relevant mechanisms behind how ginseng works as an antiobesity treatment are still controversial. In this review, we briefly discussed the chemical structures, metabolism and pharmacokinetics of ginseng and its major bioactive components ginsenosides...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900677/downregulation-of-the-long-non-coding-rna-meg3-promotes-angiogenesis-after-ischemic-brain-injury-by-activating-notch-signaling
#19
Juan Liu, Qing Li, Kun-Shan Zhang, Bin Hu, Xin Niu, Shu-Min Zhou, Si-Guang Li, Yu-Ping Luo, Yang Wang, Zhi-Feng Deng
Angiogenesis after ischemic brain injury contributes to the restoration of blood supply in the ischemic zone. Strategies to improve angiogenesis may facilitate the function recovery after stroke. Recent researches have demonstrated that dysfunction of long non-coding RNAs are associated with angiogenesis. We have previously reported that long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) are aberrantly expressed in ischemic stroke. However, little is known about long non-coding RNAs and theirs role in angiogenesis after stroke...
November 29, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884145/estimation-of-the-cool-executive-function-using-frontal-electroencephalogram-signals-in-first-episode-schizophrenia-patients
#20
Yi Yu, Yun Zhao, Yajing Si, Qiongqiong Ren, Wu Ren, Changqin Jing, Hongxing Zhang
BACKGROUND: In schizophrenia, executive dysfunction is the most critical cognitive impairment, and is associated with abnormal neural activities, especially in the frontal lobes. Complexity estimation using electroencephalogram (EEG) recording based on nonlinear dynamics and task performance tests have been widely used to estimate executive dysfunction in schizophrenia. METHODS: The present study estimated the cool executive function based on fractal dimension (FD) values of EEG data recorded from first-episode schizophrenia patients and healthy controls during the performance of three cool executive function tasks, namely, the Trail Making Test-A (TMT-A), Trail Making Test-B (TMT-B), and Tower of Hanoi tasks...
November 25, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
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