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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633629/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-severe-cognitive-and-sleep-symptoms-in-me-cfs-and-ms
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Vageesh Jain, Amit Arunkumar, Caroline Kingdon, Eliana Lacerda, Luis Nacul
BACKGROUND: There are considerable phenotypic and neuroimmune overlaps between myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) and multiple sclerosis (MS). While the precise aetiologies of both MS and ME/CFS are unclear, evidence suggests that deterioration in cognitive function is widely prevalent in patients with either condition. Little is known about differing risk factors or exposures, which may lead to severe cognitive or sleep symptoms. This study aims to gauge the extent of cognitive and sleep symptoms in ME/CFS and MS patients participating in the UK ME/CFS Biobank and identify the characteristics of those experiencing severe symptoms...
June 20, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630135/inhibition-of-the-cardiac-fibroblast-enriched-lncrna-meg3-prevents-cardiac-fibrosis-and-diastolic-dysfunction
#2
Maria-Teresa Piccoli, Shashi Gupta, Janika Viereck, Ariana Foinquinos, Sabine Samolovac, Freya Kramer, Ankita Garg, Janet Remke, Karina Zimmer, Sandor Batkai, Thomas Thum
Rationale: Cardiac fibroblasts (CFs) drive extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling following pressure overload, leading to fibrosis and diastolic dysfunction. Recent studies described the role of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) in cardiac pathologies. Nevertheless, detailed reports on lncRNAs regulating CF biology and describing their implication in cardiac remodeling are still missing. Objective: Here, we aimed at characterizing lncRNA expression in murine CFs following chronic pressure overload, in order to identify CF-enriched lncRNAs and investigate their function and contribution to cardiac fibrosis and diastolic dysfunction...
June 19, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625524/cross-reactivity-and-avidity-of-antibody-responses-induced-in-humans-by-the-oral-inactivated-multivalent-enterotoxigenicescherichia-coli-etec-vaccine-etvax
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Susannah Leach, Anna Lundgren, Nils Carlin, Madeleine Löfstrand, Ann-Mari Svennerholm
We investigated whether the oral inactivated, multivalent enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) vaccine ETVAX, consisting of four E. coli strains over-expressing the colonisation factors (CFs) CFA/I, CS3, CS5 and CS6, combined with the toxoid LCTBA, could induce cross-reactive antibodies to CFs related to the CFA/I and CS5 families. We also evaluated the avidity of vaccine induced antibodies against the toxoid and CFs. Cross-reactivity was analysed in mucosal (faecal and antibodies in lymphocyte supernatants, ALS) samples, and antibody avidity in serum and ALS samples, from two phase I trials: a primary vaccination study, where two oral doses of ETVAX were given±the double mutant heat labile toxin (dmLT) adjuvant at a 2-week interval, and a booster vaccination study, where a single booster dose of ETVAX was given 13-23months after primary vaccinations...
June 15, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619396/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-implantation-of-brachytherapy-catheters-in-bladder-cancer
#4
Judith Bosschieter, André N Vis, Henk G van der Poel, Luc M Moonen, Simon Horenblas, Bas W G van Rhijn, Bradley R Pieters, Jakko A Nieuwenhuijzen, Kees Hendricksen
BACKGROUND: Robot-assisted laparoscopic (RAL) implantation of brachytherapy catheters (BTCs) can be a minimally invasive alternative to open retropubic implantation. Descriptions of the surgical technique and outcomes are sparse. OBJECTIVE: To describe our technique and perioperative outcomes for RAL BTC implantation in urothelial carcinoma (UC) and urachal carcinoma (UraC). DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Between June 2011 and May 2016, 26 patients with cN0M0 solitary T1G3 or T2G1-3 UC of ≤5cm or cN0M0 UraC were scheduled for external beam radiotherapy (20×2Gy), RAL BTC implantation, and pulsed-dose (29×1...
June 12, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617377/-pharmacological-treatment-of-patients-with-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#5
O S Glazachev, Е N Dudnik, E E Zagaynaya
AIM: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of human placenta extract - laennec infusions in the treatment of patients with confirmed diagnosis of 'Chronic fatigue syndrome' (CFS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 38 patients with CFS, randomized into 2 groups: patients of the experimental group (EG, n=24) were treated with 10 intravenous laennec infusions, 4 ml each, 2 times/week, for 5 weeks. The control group (CG) consisted of 14 patients. Treatment efficacy evaluated by the severity of chronic fatigue ('The degree of chronic fatigue' questionnaire), state anxiety, depression and anger (Spilberger test) and quality of life (SF-36v2), exercise tolerance (cardiopulmonary exercise test with gas analysis), blood parameters were assessed before, after, and 5 weeks of follow-up...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616881/role-of-dietary-modification-in-alleviating-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-symptoms-a-systematic-review
#6
Kathryn Jones, Yasmine Probst
OBJECTIVE: To review the evidence for the role of dietary modifications in alleviating chronic fatigue syndrome symptoms. METHODS: A systematic literature review was guided by PRISMA and conducted using Scopus, CINAHL Plus, Web of Science and PsycINFO scientific databases (1994-2016) to identify relevant studies. Twenty-two studies met the inclusion criteria, the quality of each paper was assessed and data extracted into a standardised tabular format. RESULTS: Positive outcomes were highlighted in some included studies for polyphenol intakes in animal studies, D-ribose supplementation in humans and aspects of symptom alleviation for one of three polynutrient supplement studies...
June 14, 2017: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611468/insights-into-enterotoxigenic-escherichia-coli-diversity-in-bangladesh-utilizing-genomic-epidemiology
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Jason W Sahl, Jeticia R Sistrunk, Nabilah Ibnat Baby, Yasmin Begum, Qingwei Luo, Alaullah Sheikh, Firdausi Qadri, James M Fleckenstein, David A Rasko
Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) cause more than 500,000 deaths each year in the developing world and are characterized on a molecular level by the presence of genes that encode the heat-stable (ST) and/or heat-labile (LT) enterotoxins, as well as surface structures, known as colonization factors (CFs). Genome sequencing and comparative genomic analyses of 94 previously uncharacterized ETEC isolates demonstrated remarkable genomic diversity, with 28 distinct sequence types identified in three phylogenomic groups...
June 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610652/novel-insights-into-the-role-of-cell-free-seminal-mrnas-on-semen-quality-and-cryotolerance-of-spermatozoa-in-bulls-bos-taurus
#8
Munivenkatappa Shilpa, Sellappan Selvaraju, Venkataswamy GirishKumar, Sivashanmugam Parthipan, Krishnan B Binsila, Arunachalam Arangasamy, Janivara Parameshwaraiah Ravindra
The aim of the present study was to ascertain the effectiveness of seminal plasma mRNAs as markers to assess the reproductive performance of bulls. Semen samples (33 ejaculates) from 11 bulls were evaluated for sperm kinematic and functional parameters. Total RNA was isolated from cell-free seminal (cfs) using TRIzol LS reagent and the concentration of cfs-RNA was 24.4±2.3µgmL-1 seminal plasma. The cfs-RNA was fragmented to a size of 25-500bp. Of the cfs-mRNAs screened using real time PCR, expression of protamine 1 (PRM1) was positively (P<0...
June 14, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606498/long-term-follow-up-after-cognitive-behaviour-therapy-for-chronic-fatigue-syndrome
#9
Anthonie Janse, Stephanie Nikolaus, Jan F Wiborg, Marianne Heins, Jos W M van der Meer, Gijs Bleijenberg, Marcia Tummers, Jos Twisk, Hans Knoop
OBJECTIVE: Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Main aim was to determine whether treatment effects were maintained up to 10years after treatment. METHODS: Participants (n=583) of previously published studies on the effects of CBT for CFS were contacted for a long-term follow-up assessment. They completed questionnaires on main outcomes fatigue severity (CIS) and physical functioning (SF-36). The course of these outcomes since post-treatment assessment was examined using mixed model analyses...
June 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606359/opposite-erp-effects-for-conscious-and-unconscious-semantic-processing-under-continuous-flash-suppression
#10
Yung-Hao Yang, Jifan Zhou, Kuei-An Li, Tifan Hung, Alan J Pegna, Su-Ling Yeh
We examined whether semantic processing occurs without awareness using continuous flash suppression (CFS). In two priming tasks, participants were required to judge whether a target was a word or a non-word, and to report whether the masked prime was visible. Experiment 1 manipulated the lexical congruency between the prime-target pairs and Experiment 2 manipulated their semantic relatedness. Despite the absence of behavioral priming effects (Experiment 1), the ERP results revealed that an N4 component was sensitive to the prime-target lexical congruency (Experiment 1) and semantic relatedness (Experiment 2) when the prime was rendered invisible under CFS...
June 10, 2017: Consciousness and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605669/dna-polymerases-eta-and-kappa-exchange-with-the-polymerase-delta-holoenzyme-to-complete-common-fragile-site-synthesis
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Ryan P Barnes, Suzanne E Hile, Marietta Y Lee, Kristin A Eckert
Common fragile sites (CFSs) are inherently unstable genomic loci that are recurrently altered in human tumor cells. Despite their instability, CFS are ubiquitous throughout the human genome and associated with large tumor suppressor genes or oncogenes. CFSs are enriched with repetitive DNA sequences, one feature postulated to explain why these loci are inherently difficult to replicate, and sensitive to replication stress. We have shown that specialized DNA polymerases (Pols) η and κ replicate CFS-derived sequences more efficiently than the replicative Pol δ...
June 3, 2017: DNA Repair
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605207/kinesiophobia-and-maladaptive-coping-strategies-prevent-improvements-in-pain-catastrophizing-following-pain-neuroscience-education-in-fibromyalgia-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-an-explorative-study
#12
Anneleen Malfliet, Jessica Van Oosterwijck, Mira Meeus, Barbara Cagnie, Lieven Danneels, Mieke Dolphens, Ronald Buyl, Jo Nijs
Many patients with chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS) and/or fibromyalgia(FM) have little understanding of their condition, leading to maladaptive pain cognitions and coping strategies. These should be tackled during therapy, for instance by pain neurophysiology education (PNE). Although positive effects of PNE are well-established, it remains unclear why some patients benefit more than others. This paper aims at exploring characteristics of patients responding poor to PNE to further improve its effectiveness. Data from two RCT's were pooled to search for baseline predictors...
June 12, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605140/array-based-molecular-karyotyping-in-115-vater-vacterl-and-vater-vacterl-like-patients-identifies-disease-causing-copy-number-variations
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Rong Zhang, Florian Marsch, Franziska Kause, Franziska Degenhardt, Eeberhard Schmiedeke, Stefanie Märzheuser, Bernd Hoppe, Haitham Bachour, Thomas M Boemers, Matthias Schäfer, Nicole Spychalski, Jörg Neser, Johannes Leonhardt, Ferdinand Kosch, Benno Ure, Barbara Gómez, Martin Lacher, Oliver J Deffaa, Markus Palta, Boris Wittekindt, Katharina Kleine, Andrea Schmedding, Sabine Grasshoff-Derr, Amelie van der Ven, Stefanie Heilmann-Heimbach, Nadine Zwink, Ekkehart Jenetzky, Michael Ludwig, Heiko Reutter
BACKGROUND: The acronym VATER/VACTERL refers to the rare nonrandom association of the following component features (CF): vertebral defects (V), anorectal malformations (A), cardiac defects (C), tracheoesophageal fistula with or without esophageal atresia, renal malformations (R), and limb defects (L). Patients presenting with at least three CFs are diagnosed as having VATER/VACTERL association while patients presenting with only two CFs are diagnosed as having VATER/VACTERL-like phenotypes...
June 12, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604802/serological-profiling-of-the-ebv-immune-response-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-using-a-peptide-microarray
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Madlen Loebel, Maren Eckey, Franziska Sotzny, Elisabeth Hahn, Sandra Bauer, Patricia Grabowski, Johannes Zerweck, Pavlo Holenya, Leif G Hanitsch, Kirsten Wittke, Peter Borchmann, Jens-Ulrich Rüffer, Falk Hiepe, Klemens Ruprecht, Uta Behrends, Carola Meindl, Hans-Dieter Volk, Ulf Reimer, Carmen Scheibenbogen
BACKGROUND: Epstein-Barr-Virus (EBV) plays an important role as trigger or cofactor for various autoimmune diseases. In a subset of patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) disease starts with infectious mononucleosis as late primary EBV-infection, whereby altered levels of EBV-specific antibodies can be observed in another subset of patients. METHODS: We performed a comprehensive mapping of the IgG response against EBV comparing 50 healthy controls with 92 CFS patients using a microarray platform...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603794/post-exertional-malaise-in-patients-with-me-and-cfs-with-comorbid-fibromyalgia
#15
Stephanie L McManimen, Leonard A Jason
BACKGROUND: Myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) share some similar symptoms with fibromyalgia (FM). Prior research has found increased illness severity when patients have FM that is comorbid with ME and CFS. For example, post-exertional malaise (PEM) has been shown to be more severe in those with comorbid FM. However, PEM can be separated into two factors, Muscle and General PEM. It is unknown if the more severe PEM findings in comorbid FM are due to the Muscle or General PEM factor...
2017: SRL Neurol Neurosurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601847/incidence-of-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-chronic-fatigue-following-gi-infection-a-population-level-study-using-routinely-collected-claims-data
#16
Ewan Donnachie, Antonius Schneider, Michael Mehring, Paul Enck
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the occurrence of postinfectious IBS in routine outpatient care, comparing different types of GI infection and its interaction with psychosomatic comorbidity. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study using routinely collected claims data covering statutorily insured patients in Bavaria, Germany. Cases were defined as patients without prior record of functional intestinal disorder with a first-time diagnosis of GI infection between January 2005 and December 2013 and classed according to the type of infection...
June 10, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597692/are-traditional-remedies-useful-in-management-of-fibromyalgia-and-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-a-review-study
#17
Fatemeh Mahjoub, Roshanak Salari, Mohammad Reza Noras, Mahdi Yousefi
Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome are disorders that often occur simultaneously and are characterized by widespread pain and persistent fatigue. The patients are associated with disability and impairment social and physical functions. There are many remedies in traditional Persian medicine suggested for management of the disease complaints. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical presentations and pathophysiology of disorders with the basic and principal textbook of traditional Persian medicine written by Avicenna ( Canon of Medicine)...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Evidence-based Complementary & Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596045/comorbidity-in-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
#18
Jesús Castro-Marrero, Mónica Faro, Luisa Aliste, Naia Sáez-Francàs, Natalia Calvo, Alba Martínez-Martínez, Tomás Fernández de Sevilla, Jose Alegre
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have shown evidence of comorbid conditions in chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of comorbidities and assess their associations using a nationwide population-based database of a Spanish CFS/ME cohort. METHOD: A nationally representative, retrospective, cross-sectional cohort study (2008-2015) assessed 1757 Spanish subjects who met both the 1994 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Fukuda definition and 2003 Canadian Criteria for CFS/ME...
April 21, 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592308/examining-clinical-similarities-between-myalgic-encephalomyelitis-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-and-d-lactic-acidosis-a-systematic-review
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Amy Wallis, Michelle Ball, Sandra McKechnie, Henry Butt, Donald P Lewis, Dorothy Bruck
BACKGROUND: The pursuit for clarity in diagnostic and treatment pathways for the complex, chronic condition of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) continues. This systematic review raises a novel question to explore possible overlapping aetiology in two distinct conditions. Similar neurocognitive symptoms and evidence of D-lactate producing bacteria in ME/CFS raise questions about shared mechanisms with the acute condition of D-lactic acidosis (D-la). METHODS: D-la case reports published between 1965 and March 2016 were reviewed for episodes describing both neurological symptoms and high D-lactate levels...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592236/prevalence-of-frailty-among-community-dwelling-older-adults-in-receipt-of-low-level-home-support-a-cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-north-dublin-cohort
#20
Sara Kelly, Irene O'Brien, Karla Smuts, Maria O'Sullivan, Austin Warters
BACKGROUND: There is increasing demand for formal government funded home help services to support community-dwelling older people in Ireland, yet limited information exists on the health profiles of this group, especially regarding frailty. Our aim was to profile a large cohort of adults in receipt of low level home help and to determine the prevalence of frailty. METHODS: A total 1312 older adults, (≥ 65 years) in receipt of low level home help (< 5 h per week) were reviewed by community nurses and frailty was assessed using the Clinical Frailty Scale (CFS) in this cross-sectional study...
June 7, 2017: BMC Geriatrics
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