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Mohammad Kia, Timothy M Wright, Michael B Cross, David J Mayman, Andrew D Pearle, Peter K Sculco, Geoffrey H Westrich, Carl W Imhauser
BACKGROUND: The correct amount of external rotation of the femoral component during TKA is controversial because the resulting changes in biomechanical knee function associated with varying degrees of femoral component rotation are not well understood. We addressed this question using a computational model, which allowed us to isolate the biomechanical impact of geometric factors including bony shapes, location of ligament insertions, and implant size across three different knees after posterior-stabilized (PS) TKA...
January 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Giuseppe Battaglia, Valeria Bruno
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a complex genetic, late age-onset, progressive neurodegenerative disorder leading to the death of upper and lower motor neurons. Life expectancy after diagnosis is short due to the ongoing degeneration and to the lack of effective treatments. Axonal alterations, mitochondrial deficits, RNA changes, protein misfolding and turnover, glial dysfunction and hyperexcitability are key players in molecular mechanisms involved in the degeneration of motor neurons. In the context of hyperexcitability, metabotropic glutamate (mGlu) receptors, which are widely distributed throughout the central nervous system and act through many intracellular signaling pathways, are emerging as novel potential drug targets for the therapeutic treatment of ALS, as they are able to counteract excitotoxicity by reducing glutamate release and inducing the production of neurotrophic factors...
March 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Pharmacology
Shiva Shanker Reddy Mukku, P T Sivakumar, Mathew Varghese
Clozapine is the first second generation antipsychotic with different receptor profile of action. Clozapine is the most efficacious drug for the treatment of psychotic disorder and is the drug of choice in treatment resistant schizophrenia. Clozapine is used in elderly patients infrequently owing to its adverse effects profile and tolerability. There is paucity of literature with respect to clozapine use in late life. In this narrative review, we discuss clozapine use in elderly and challenges associated with its use...
March 3, 2018: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
Thomas W Winkler, Caroline Brandl, Felix Grassmann, Mathias Gorski, Klaus Stark, Julika Loss, Bernhard H F Weber, Iris M Heid
Late-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of visual impairment in the elderly with a complex etiology. The most important non-modifiable risk factors for onset and progression of late AMD are age and genetic risk factors, however, little is known about the interplay between genetics and age or sex. Here, we conducted a large-scale age- and sex-stratified genome-wide association study (GWAS) using 1000 Genomes imputed genome-wide and ExomeChip data (>12 million variants). The data were established by the International Age-related Macular Degeneration Genomics Consortium (IAMDGC) from 16,144 late AMD cases and 17,832 controls...
2018: PloS One
William D S Killgore, Haley C Kent, Sara A Knight, Anna Alkozei
Humans demonstrate a circadian rhythm of melatonin production that closely tracks the daily light/dark cycle, with profound increases in circulating levels during the night-time and nearly nonexistent levels during daylight hours. Although melatonin is known to play a role in preparing the brain and body for sleep, its effects on cognition and brain function are not well understood. We hypothesized that declines in morning melatonin would be associated with increased functional activation within cortical regions involved in alertness, attention, and executive function...
March 9, 2018: Neuroreport
Kenji Kuzuhara, Kanako Katai, Tatsuya Hojo, Yoshihiko Fujisawa, Misaka Kimura, Yasuyoshi Yanagida, Yosuke Yamada, Junta Iguchi
Well-controlled seasonal distribution of training intensity appears to be an important variable for endurance athletes' success as competitors and/or for avoidance of overtraining. The aim of this study was to examine the interrelationships of training distribution, body composition, energy intake/expenditure, and rowing ergometer performance throughout the 2012-2013 season. In the present study of 15 collegiate male rowers, most of whom started rowing during their time at the university, we divided the 2012-2013 season (total 37 weeks) into 3 phases (off-season, December to mid-March, 16 weeks; pre-season, late March to April, 5 weeks; and in-season, May to August, 16 weeks) and analyzed the transition of 2000-m rowing ergometer time, training intensity/volume, body composition (body weight and body fat) and energy intake/expenditure in each phase...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
Olivier Grémy, Laurent Miccoli, Faustine Lelan, Sandra Bohand, Michel Cherel, Marie Mougin-Degraef
In this study, we assessed the efficacy of unilamellar 110-nm liposomes encapsulating the chelating agent diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (DTPA) in plutonium-exposed rats. Rats were contaminated by intravenous administration of the soluble citrate form of plutonium. The comparative effects of liposomal and free DTPA at similar doses were examined in terms of limitation of alpha activity burden in rats receiving various treatment regimens. Liposomal DTPA given at 1 h after contamination more significantly prevented the accumulation of plutonium in tissues than did free DTPA...
March 12, 2018: Radiation Research
John A Cook, Sarwat Naz, Miriam R Anver, Anastasia L Sowers, Kristin Fabre, Murali C Krishna, James B Mitchell
Amifostine is a potent antioxidant that protects against ionizing radiation effects. In this study, we evaluated the effect of Amifostine administered before total-body irradiation (TBI), at a drug dose that protects against TBI lethality, for potential protection against radiation-induced late effects such as a shortened lifespan and cancer. Three groups of mice were studied: 0 Gy control; 10.8 Gy TBI with Amifostine pretreatment; and 5.4 Gy TBI alone. Animals were monitored for their entire lifespan. The median survival times for mice receiving 0, 5...
March 12, 2018: Radiation Research
Kristen M Culbert, Elaine B Sinclair, Britny A Hildebrandt, Kelly L Klump, Cheryl L Sisk
Exposure to testosterone early in life may contribute to sex differences and pubertal changes in risk for eating pathology (i.e., females > males, after pubertal onset). Specifically, perinatal testosterone permanently alters brain structure/function and drives the masculinization of several sex-differentiated behaviors. However, the effects of perinatal testosterone are often not evident until puberty when increases in gonadal hormones activate the expression of sex typical behavior, including eating behaviors (e...
February 2018: Journal of Abnormal Psychology
Damla Tuncer Budanur, Noushin Zibandeh, Deniz Genç, Muazzez Gökalp, Kamber Kaşali, Tunç Akkoç, Elif Sepet
BACKGROUND/AIM: Ectoine is an amino acid that can preserve osmotic balance and has more preservative activity than other osmoregulators. There are no published reports on the osmoregulators' effects on viability or differentiation of dental stem cells. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Ectoine as a storage media on the viability and differentiation potential of human periodontal ligament mesenchymal stem cells (hPDLMSCs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: hPDLMSCs were obtained from impacted third molar teeth...
March 12, 2018: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
Patrycja Pruszkowska, Radosław Lenarczyk, Jakub Gumprecht, Ewa Jedrzejczyk-Patej, Michał Mazurek, Oskar Kowalski, Adam Sokal, Tomasz Podolecki, Stanisław Morawski, Witold Streb, Katarzyna Mitręga, Zbigniew Kalarus
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary vein isolation with cryobaloon catheter ablation (CCB) is an effective method oftreatment in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) but in patients with heart failure (HF) therole of CCB remains unknown. AIMS: To assess feasibility, effectiveness and safety of CCB in patients with HF and cardiac electronic devices (CIED), the impact of the procedure on symptoms and echocardiographic parameters. METHODS: Thirty consecutive HF patients with left ventricular ejection fraction (EF)≤40% and CIED, referred for CCB of AF were included...
March 12, 2018: Kardiologia Polska
Daisuke Irie, Noriyuki Okonogi, Masaru Wakatsuki, Shingo Kato, Tatsuya Ohno, Kumiko Karasawa, Hiroki Kiyohara, Daijiro Kobayashi, Hiroshi Tsuji, Takashi Nakano, Tadashi Kamada, Makio Shozu
This is a pooled analysis to evaluate the toxicity and efficacy of carbon-ion radiotherapy (C-ion RT) for inoperable endometrial carcinoma. Eligible patients had previously untreated Stage I-III endometrial carcinoma without para-aortic lymph node metastasis. Total dose to the tumor was 62.4-74.4 Gy [relative biological effectiveness (RBE)] in 20 fractions, and the dose to the gastrointestinal tract was limited to <60 Gy (RBE). Intracavitary brachytherapy was not combined in the present study. Fourteen patients with endometrial carcinoma were analyzed...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Radiation Research
Johannes Rentzsch, Golo Kronenberg, Ada Stadtmann, Andres Neuhaus, Christiane Montag, Rainer Hellweg, Maria Christiane Jockers-Scherübl
BACKGROUND: Chronic cannabis use may cause neurocognitive deficits and increase the risk of psychosis. Nevertheless, the effects of cannabis use on neurocognitive functioning in schizophrenia have remained largely unspecified. METHODS: Here, we studied repetition suppression of auditory event-related responses in a paired-stimulus design in a mixed sample of schizophrenia patients (n = 34) and healthy control subjects (n = 45) with chronic heavy cannabis use and schizophrenia patients (n = 33) and healthy control subjects (n = 61) without cannabis use...
April 2017: Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
Elif Guler, Nilgun Col, Mithat Buyukcelik, Ayse Balat
AIM: In recent years, survival rates of childhood cancers have significantly increased, and occurrence of long-term adverse late effects (eg, insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, metabolic syndrome, hypertension) has become increasingly important. Early diagnosis of obesity/hypertension in childhood is essential to avoid morbidity in the adulthood. Therefore, this study was aimed to determine the blood pressure (BP) profile by ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM) method, and prevalence of hypertension, obesity, abdominal obesity among childhood cancer survivors...
March 12, 2018: Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Benoît Merat, Matthias Waliszewski, Guillaume Dillinger, Patrick Henry, Georgios Sideris
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to assess the 12-month clinical outcomes in patients with drug-eluting stent in-stent restenosis (DES-ISR) who were either pre-dilated with non-compliant balloons (NCBA) and with additional scoring balloons (NCBA + SBA) prior to drug coated balloon (DCB) angioplasty. METHODS: This monocentric, retrospective study included patients with DES-ISR who were routinely treated over a 2-year time span. Patients with stable angina and documented ischemia or selected forms of unstable angina due to a culprit DES-ISR lesion were analyzed...
March 11, 2018: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
João R Gomes, Inês Cabrito, Hugo R Soares, Susete Costelha, Anabela Teixeira, Angela Wittelsberger, Catelijne Stortelers, Peter Vanlandschoot, Maria J Saraiva
Transthyretin (TTR) is a transport protein of retinol and thyroxine in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which is mainly secreted in liver and choroid plexus, and in smaller amounts in other cells throughout the body. The exact role of TTR and its specific expression in Central Nervous System (CNS) remains understudied. We investigated TTR expression and metabolism in CNS, through the intranasal and intracerebroventricular delivery of a specific anti-TTR Nanobody to the brain, unveiling Nanobody pharmacokinetics to the CNS...
March 12, 2018: Journal of Neurochemistry
Sara Fernandez, Miguel M Sandin, Paul G Beaulieu, Laura Clusa, Jose L Martinez, Alba Ardura, Eva García-Vázquez
Background: Many fish species have been introduced in wild ecosystems around the world to provide food or leisure, deliberately or from farm escapes. Some of those introductions have had large ecological effects. The north American native rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum, 1792) is one of the most widely farmed fish species in the world. It was first introduced in Spain in the late 19th century for sport fishing (Elvira 1995) and nowadays is used there for both fishing and aquaculture...
2018: PeerJ
Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige, Abdul H Mohammed, Krister Kristensson, Sharon L Juliano, Julius J Lutwama
The global public health concern is heightened over the increasing number of emerging viruses, i.e., newly discovered or previously known that have expanded into new geographical zones. These viruses challenge the health-care systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries from which several of them have originated and been transmitted by insects worldwide. Some of these viruses are neuroinvasive, but have been relatively neglected by neuroscientists. They may provide experiments by nature to give a time window for exposure to a new virus within sizeable, previously non-infected human populations, which, for instance, enables studies on potential long-term or late-onset effects on the developing nervous system...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
Marcela Nouzova, Veronika Michalkova, Salvador Hernández-Martínez, Crisalejandra Rivera-Perez, Cesar E Ramirez, Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Fernando G Noriega
Juvenile hormone (JH) is a major hormonal regulator in insects. In Aedes aegypti females, JH signals the completion of the ecdysis to the adult stage and initiates reproductive processes. Although the regulation of JH synthesis and titer in Ae. aegypti females has been extensively studied, relatively little is known about changes of JH synthesis and titers in male mosquitoes, as well as on the roles of JH controlling male reproductive biology. A better understanding of male mosquito reproductive biology, including an improved knowledge of the hormonal control of reproduction, could increase the likelihood of success of male-targeting vector control programs...
March 8, 2018: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Marianne Smith Edge, Mary Elizabeth Kunkel, Jennifer Schmidt, Constantina Papoutsakis
In the late 20th century, plant breeders began using molecular biology techniques such as recombinant DNA, also known as genetic engineering, along with traditional cross-breeding. Ten plant and one animal food have been approved for commercialization in the United States. Today, foods and ingredients from genetically engineered (GE) crops are present throughout the food supply, which has led to varying levels of acceptance. Much discussion exists among consumers and health professionals about the believability of statements made regarding benefits or risks of GE foods...
March 8, 2018: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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