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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921894/macrophage-area-content-and-phenotype-in-hepatic-and-adipose-tissue-in-patients-with-obesity-undergoing-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Marianne D Kristensen, Michael T Lund, Merethe Hansen, Steen S Poulsen, Thorkil Ploug, Flemming Dela, Jørn W Helge, Clara Prats
OBJECTIVE: To investigate hepatic and adipose tissue macrophage content in subjects with obesity and the role of adipose tissue macrophages in weight loss-induced improved insulin sensitivity (IS). METHODS: A cross-sectional and a longitudinal study were combined to investigate the role of macrophages in subcutaneous (SAT) and visceral (VAT) adipose tissue and the liver in obesity-induced impaired IS and improvements with weight loss. Macrophage markers (CD68, CD163, and CD206) in SAT, VAT, and the liver from patients with obesity were investigated...
September 18, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919276/-focus-on-achalasia
#2
Marie-Anne Guillaumot, Maximilien Barret, Sarah Leblanc, Mahaut Leconte, Bertrand Dousset, Ammar Oudjit, Frédéric Prat, Stanislas Chaussade
The pathophysiology of achalasia is largely unknown, and involves the destruction of ganglion cell in the esophageal myenteric plexus. High-resolution esophageal manometry is the key investigation. Endoscopic pneumodilatation and laparoscopic Heller myotomy have comparable short-term success rates, around 90%. The main complication after pneumodilatation is esophageal perforation, occurring in about 1% of cases. Peroral endoscopic myotomy is a promising treatment modality, however with frequent post-procedural gastroesophageal reflux...
September 14, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919068/intubation-and-extubation-of-the-icu-patient
#3
Hervé Quintard, Erwan l'Her, Julien Pottecher, Frédéric Adnet, Jean-Michel Constantin, Audrey Dejong, Pierre Diemunsch, Rose Fesseau, A Freynet, Christophe Girault, Christophe Guitton, Y Hamonic, Eric Maury, Armand Mekontso-Dessap, F Michel, P Nolent, Sébastien Perbet, Gwénaël Prat, Antoine Roquilly, Karim Tazarourte, Nicolas Terzi, Arnaud W Thille, Mikael Alves, Etienne Gayat, Laurence Donetti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 14, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916253/the-place-of-transanal-endoscopic-surgery-in-the-treatment-of-recto-urethral-fistula
#4
X Serra-Aracil, M Labro-Ciurans, L Mora-Lopez, J Muñoz-Rodriguez, R Martos-Calvo, J Prats-López, S Navarro-Soto
OBJECTIVES: To assess the role of TEO/TEM in recto-urethral fistulas (RUF). RUF may appear after radical prostatectomy. Their treatment represents a challenge; many therapies have been proposed, from conservative to aggressive surgical approaches. Transanal endoscopic surgery (TEO/TEM) is a minimally invasive technique to access the site of the RUF to perform repair. METHODS: Observational study with prospective data collection, conducted between September 2006 and December 2015...
September 12, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915745/non-local-effects-of-point-mutations-on-the-stability-of-a-protein-module
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Mateusz Chwastyk, Andrés M Vera, Albert Galera-Prat, Melissabye Gunnoo, Damien Thompson, Mariano Carrión-Vázquez, Marek Cieplak
We combine experimental and theoretical methods to assess the effect of a set of point mutations on c7A, a highly mechanostable type I cohesin module from scaffoldin CipA from Clostridium thermocellum. We propose a novel robust and computationally expedient theoretical method to determine the effects of point mutations on protein structure and stability. We use all-atom simulations to predict structural shifts with respect to the native protein and then analyze the mutants using a coarse-grained model. We examine transitions in contacts between residues and find that changes in the contact map usually involve a non-local component that can extend up to 50 Å...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905263/the-cricotopus-oliveiriella-diptera-chironomidae-of-the-high-altitude-andean-streams-with-description-of-a-new-species-c-o-rieradevallae
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N Prat, A Paggi, C Ribera, R Acosta, B Ríos-Touma, C Villamarín, F Rivera, P Ossa, M Rieradevall
The genus Oliveiriella (Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae) was erected by Wiedenbrug & Fittkau (1997). The adults have characteristic black spots on their wings and other characteristics similar to the genus Cricotopus. Pupal skins are very characteristic with strong short spines in the anal lobe instead of setae, while larvae are distinguishable by the long anal papillae and the intense blue color of their body. However, Andersen et al (2013) consider Oliveiriella as a subgenera of Cricotopus. In this paper, using the sequences of the cox1 gene, we conclude that Oliveiriella should be considered a subgenus within Cricotopus, confirming its status in Andersen et al (2013)...
September 13, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892572/deconstructing-normal-pressure-hydrocephalus-ventriculomegaly-as-early-sign-of-neurodegeneration
#7
REVIEW
Alberto J Espay, Gustavo A Da Prat, Alok K Dwivedi, Federico Rodriguez-Porcel, Jennifer E Vaughan, Michela Rosso, Johnna L Devoto, Andrew P Duker, Mario Masellis, Charles D Smith, J George T Mandybur, Aristide Merola, Anthony E Lang
Idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) remains both over-suspected on clinical grounds and under-confirmed when based on immediate and sustained response to cerebrospinal fluid diversion. Poor long-term post-shunt benefits and findings of neurodegenerative pathology in most patients with adequate follow up suggests that hydrocephalic disorders appearing in late adulthood may often result from initially unapparent parenchymal abnormalities. We critically review the NPH literature, highlighting the near universal lack of blinding and controls, the absence of specific clinical, imaging, or pathologic features, and the ongoing dependence for diagnostic confirmation on variable cutoffs of gait response to bedside fluid-drainage testing...
September 11, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883927/listening-panel-agreement-and-characteristics-of-lung-sounds-digitally-recorded-from-children-aged-1-59-months-enrolled-in-the-pneumonia-etiology-research-for-child-health-perch-case-control-study
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Eric D McCollum, Daniel E Park, Nora L Watson, W Chris Buck, Charatdao Bunthi, Akash Devendra, Bernard E Ebruke, Mounya Elhilali, Dimitra Emmanouilidou, Anthony J Garcia-Prats, Leah Githinji, Lokman Hossain, Shabir A Madhi, David P Moore, Justin Mulindwa, Dan Olson, Juliet O Awori, Warunee P Vandepitte, Charl Verwey, James E West, Maria D Knoll, Katherine L O'Brien, Daniel R Feikin, Laura L Hammit
INTRODUCTION: Paediatric lung sound recordings can be systematically assessed, but methodological feasibility and validity is unknown, especially from developing countries. We examined the performance of acoustically interpreting recorded paediatric lung sounds and compared sound characteristics between cases and controls. METHODS: Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health staff in six African and Asian sites recorded lung sounds with a digital stethoscope in cases and controls...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881748/api5-a-new-cofactor-of-estrogen-receptor-alpha-involved-in-breast-cancer-outcome
#9
Céline Basset, Florence Bonnet-Magnaval, Marina Garcia-Jove Navarro, Christian Touriol, Monique Courtade, Hervé Prats, Barbara Garmy-Susini, Eric Lacazette
Api5 (Apoptosis inhibitor 5) is an anti-apoptotic factor that confers resistance to genotoxic stress in human cancer. Api5 is also expressed in endothelial cells and participates to the Estrogen Receptor α (ERα) signaling to promote cell migration. In this study, we found an over expression of Api5 in human breast cancer. Given that we show that high expression of Api5 in breast cancer patients is associated with shorter recurrence free survival, we investigated the relationship between ERα and Api5 at the molecular level...
August 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878530/oldest-epiphyseal-osteochondroma-in-a-subadult-from-ancient-egypt
#10
Albert Isidro, Josep Maria Catalán, Carme Prat, Ferran Torner
Benign bone tumours are pathologies frequently encountered in archaeological human remains, with the most common being osteoma and osteochondroma. We present the case of a juvenile individual recovered from the Necropolis of Sharuna, Middle Egypt and dated to the end of Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period of Ancient Egypt (circa 2150 BC), showing an osteochondroma arising from the proximal epiphysis of the right tibia which, in all likelihood, affected the patellar tendon in life. Osteochondromas are usually discovered during childhood and adolescence...
August 2017: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865942/left-atrial-appendage-closure-in-patients-with-intracranial-haemorrhage-and-atrial-fibrillation
#11
F Fayos-Vidal, D Arzamendi-Aizpurua, X Millán-Álvarez, D Guisado-Alonso, P Camps-Renom, L Prats-Sánchez, A Martínez-Domeño, R Delgado-Mederos, J Martí-Fàbregas
INTRODUCTION: The use of oral anticoagulants in patients with a history of atrial fibrillation (AF) and intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) is controversial on account of the risk of haemorrhagic stroke recurrence. This study presents our experience regarding the safety and efficacy of percutaneous left atrial appendage closure (LAAC), an alternative to anticoagulation in these patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, single-centre, observational study. LAAC was performed in patients with a history of ICH and non-valvular AF...
August 30, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861905/treatable-inherited-rare-movement-disorders
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REVIEW
H A Jinnah, Alberto Albanese, Kailash P Bhatia, Francisco Cardoso, Gustavo Da Prat, Tom J de Koning, Alberto J Espay, Victor Fung, Pedro J Garcia-Ruiz, Oscar Gershanik, Joseph Jankovic, Ryuji Kaji, Katya Kotschet, Connie Marras, Janis M Miyasaki, Francesca Morgante, Alexander Munchau, Pramod Kumar Pal, Maria C Rodriguez Oroz, Mayela Rodríguez-Violante, Ludger Schöls, Maria Stamelou, Marina Tijssen, Claudia Uribe Roca, Andres de la Cerda, Emilia M Gatto
There are many rare movement disorders, and new ones are described every year. Because they are not well recognized, they often go undiagnosed for long periods of time. However, early diagnosis is becoming increasingly important. Rapid advances in our understanding of the biological mechanisms responsible for many rare disorders have enabled the development of specific treatments for some of them. Well-known historical examples include Wilson disease and dopa-responsive dystonia, for which specific and highly effective treatments have life-altering effects...
September 1, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857680/cladribine-versus-fingolimod-natalizumab-and-interferon-%C3%AE-for-multiple-sclerosis
#13
Tomas Kalincik, Vilija Jokubaitis, Tim Spelman, Dana Horakova, Eva Havrdova, Maria Trojano, Jeannette Lechner-Scott, Alessandra Lugaresi, Alexandre Prat, Marc Girard, Pierre Duquette, Pierre Grammond, Claudio Solaro, Francois Grand'Maison, Raymond Hupperts, Julie Prevost, Patrizia Sola, Diana Ferraro, Murat Terzi, Ernest Butler, Mark Slee, Allan Kermode, Marzena Fabis-Pedrini, Pamela McCombe, Michael Barnett, Cameron Shaw, Suzanne Hodgkinson, Helmut Butzkueven
OBJECTIVE: This propensity score-matched analysis from MSBase compared the effectiveness of cladribine with interferon β, fingolimod or natalizumab. METHODS: We identified all patients with relapse-onset multiple sclerosis, exposure to the study therapies and ⩾1-year on-treatment follow-up from MSBase. Three pairwise propensity score-matched analyses compared treatment outcomes over 1 year. The outcomes were hazards of first relapse, disability accumulation and disability improvement events...
August 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857531/-when-should-gestation-of-a-gastroschisis-be-terminated
#14
J Prat, E Muñoz, E Calvo, J Sabrià, E Miró, A Pertierra, M Castañón
OBJECTIVES: In gastroschisis pregnancies, a) to correlate prenatal ultrasound variables with postnatal outcome and b) to determine the ideal time for setting the delivery in order to achieve the best neonatal outcome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective review (2000-2015) of all available gastroschisis whose prenatal findings could be correlated with the neonatal outcome. Two study groups have been defined according to the complications present after birth: favorable gastrosquisis and complicated...
April 20, 2017: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854283/transdermal-rivastigmine-for-hiv-associated-cognitive-impairment-a-randomized-pilot-study
#15
Jose A Muñoz-Moreno, Anna Prats, José Moltó, Maite Garolera, Núria Pérez-Álvarez, Crisanto Díez-Quevedo, Cristina Miranda, Carmina R Fumaz, Maria J Ferrer, Bonaventura Clotet
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of transdermal rivastigmine for the treatment of HIV-associated cognitive impairment. METHODS: We recruited HIV-infected patients with cognitive impairment on stable antiretroviral therapy in a randomized controlled pilot trial with a 48-week follow-up. An additional assessment was held at 12 weeks. Participants received transdermal rivastigmine (9.5 mg daily), lithium (400 mg twice daily, titrated progressively), or remained in a control group (no new medication)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851391/surface-emg-signals-in-very-late-stage-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-a-case-study
#16
Joan Lobo-Prat, Mariska M H P Janssen, Bart F J M Koopman, Arno H A Stienen, Imelda J M de Groot
BACKGROUND: Robotic arm supports aim at improving the quality of life for adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by augmenting their residual functional abilities. A critical component of robotic arm supports is the control interface, as is it responsible for the human-machine interaction. Our previous studies showed the feasibility of using surface electromyography (sEMG) as a control interface to operate robotic arm supports in adults with DMD (22-24 years-old). However, in the biomedical engineering community there is an often raised skepticism on whether adults with DMD at the last stage of their disease have sEMG signals that can be measured and used for control...
August 29, 2017: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846577/rotational-thromboelastometry-significantly-optimizes-transfusion-practices-for-damage-control-resuscitation-in-combat-casualties
#17
Nicolas J Prat, Andrew D Meyer, Nichole K Ingalls, Julie Trichereau, Joseph J DuBose, Andrew P Cap
BACKGROUND: Up to 40% of combat casualties with a truncal injury die of massive hemorrhage before reaching a surgeon. This hemorrhage can be prevented with damage control resuscitation (DCR) methods, which are focused on replacing shed whole blood by empirically transfusing blood components in a 1:1:1:1 ratio of platelets:fresh frozen plasma:erythrocytes:cryoprecipitate (PLT:FFP:RBC:CRYO). Measurement of hemostatic function with rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM) may allow optimization of the type and quantity of blood products transfused...
September 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838613/impact-of-dysfunction-of-the-facial-nerve-after-superficial-parotidectomy-a-prospective-study
#18
V E Prats-Golczer, E Gonzalez-Cardero, J A Exposito-Tirado, E Montes-Latorre, L M Gonzalez-Perez, P Infante-Cossio
To evaluate the impact of dysfunction of the facial nerve after superficial parotidectomy for pleomorphic adenoma of the superficial lobe, we prospectively analysed the data of 79 patients using the Facial Disability Index (FDI) and the Short-Form 36-Item (SF-36) questionnaires up to 12 months postoperatively. The function of the facial nerve was grading on the House-Brackmann Scale. Results at 1 week and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months were compared with preoperative (baseline) measurement. The maximum reduction in FDI scores coincided with the highest facial paresis values at one week...
August 21, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828368/inhalation-therapies-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#19
REVIEW
Antonio Artigas, Marta Camprubí-Rimblas, Neus Tantinyà, Josep Bringué, Raquel Guillamat-Prats, Michael A Matthay
The defining features of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) are an excessive inflammatory respiratory response associated with high morbidity and mortality. Treatment consists mainly of measures to avoid worsening lung injury and cannot reverse the underlying pathophysiological process. New pharmacological agents have shown promising results in preclinical studies; however, they have not been successfully translated to patients with ARDS. The lack of effective therapeutic interventions has resulted in a recent interest in strategies to prevent ARDS with treatments delivering medications directly to the lungs by inhalation and nebulization, hopefully minimizing systemic adverse events...
July 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821605/thrombin-activation-of-protein-c-requires-prior-processing-by-a-liver-proprotein-convertase
#20
Rachid Essalmani, Delia Susan-Resiga, Johann Guillemot, Woojin Kim, Vatsal Sachan, Zuhier Awan, Ann Chamberland, Marie-Claude Asselin, Kévin Ly, Roxanne Desjardins, Robert Day, Annik Prat, Nabil G Seidah
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 18, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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