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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161674/deep-brain-stimulation-of-the-subcallosal-cingulate-gyrus-in-patients-with-treatment-resistant-depression-a-double-blinded-randomized-controlled-study-and-long-term-follow-up-in-eight-patients
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Angela Merkl, Sabine Aust, Gerd-Helge Schneider, Veerle Visser-Vandewalle, Andreas Horn, Andrea A Kühn, Jens Kuhn, Malek Bajbouj
BACKGROUND: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of the subcallosal cingulate gyrus (SCG) is an experimental approach in treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Short-term results of efficacy in DBS are incongruent and studies investigating long-term effects are warranted. METHODS: We assessed efficacy of SCG-DBS in eight patients randomized into a delayed-onset group (sham-DBS four weeks) and a non-delayed-onset group. The primary outcome measure was improvement on the Hamilton Depression Rating-Scale (HAMD-24-item-version)...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160841/the-overlapping-area-of-non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity-ncgs-and-wheat-sensitive-irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-an-update
#2
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Carlo Catassi, Armin Alaedini, Christian Bojarski, Bruno Bonaz, Gerd Bouma, Antonio Carroccio, Gemma Castillejo, Laura De Magistris, Walburga Dieterich, Diana Di Liberto, Luca Elli, Alessio Fasano, Marios Hadjivassiliou, Matthew Kurien, Elena Lionetti, Chris J Mulder, Kamran Rostami, Anna Sapone, Katharina Scherf, Detlef Schuppan, Nick Trott, Umberto Volta, Victor Zevallos, Yurdagül Zopf, David S Sanders
Gluten-related disorders have recently been reclassified with an emerging scientific literature supporting the concept of non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). New research has specifically addressed prevalence, immune mechanisms, the recognition of non-immunoglobulin E (non-IgE) wheat allergy and overlap of NCGS with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-type symptoms. This review article will provide clinicians with an update that directly impacts on the management of a subgroup of their IBS patients whose symptoms are triggered by wheat ingestion...
November 21, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159551/long-term-over-10%C3%A2-years-retrospective-follow-up-of-laparoscopic-adjustable-gastric-banding
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Dvir Froylich, Tamar Abramovich-Segal, Guy Pascal, Ivy Haskins, Boaz Appel, Naama Kafry, David Hazzan
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) placements have progressively decreased in recent years. This is related to poor long-term weight loss outcomes and necessity for revision or removal of these bands. Long-term outcome results following LAGB are limited. The aim of our study was to determine the long-term outcome after LAGB at our institution. OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to determine the long-term outcome after LAGB at our institution...
October 6, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159507/stat3-as-a-common-signal-of-ischemic-conditioning-a-lesson-on-rigor-and-reproducibility-in-preclinical-studies-on-cardioprotection
#4
Petra Kleinbongard, Andreas Skyschally, Sabine Gent, Marion Pesch, Gerd Heusch
Ischemic conditioning before (ischemic preconditioning, IPC) or after (ischemic postconditioning, POCO) sustained myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R), induced locally or remotely from the heart (remote IPC, RIPC), reduces infarct size. However, none of the identified signaling steps of ischemic conditioning was robust across models and species to be successfully translated to humans. In prior separate studies in pigs, activation of signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) was causal for infarct size reduction by IPC, POCO, and RIPC but it remains unclear whether or not STAT3 is truly a common denominator of cardioprotective signaling...
November 20, 2017: Basic Research in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159233/data-for-the-homology-modelling-of-the-red-pigment-concentrating-hormone-receptor-dappu-rpchr-of-the-crustacean-daphnia-pulex-and-docking-of-its-cognate-agonist-dappu-rpch
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Graham E Jackson, Elumalai Pavadai, Gerd Gäde, Zaheer Timol, Niels H Andersen
The data presented in this article are related to the publication "Interaction of the red pigment-concentrating hormone of the crustacean Daphnia pulex, with its cognate receptor, Dappu-RPCHR: A nuclear magnetic resonance and modeling study" (Jackson et al., 2017) [1]. This article contains the data for homology modeling of the red pigment-concentrating hormone (RPCH) receptor of the water flea, Daphnia pulex (Dappu-RPCHR), which was constructed from its primary sequence. This is the first 3D model of a crustacean G-protein coupled receptor...
December 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159060/association-between-hippocampus-volume-and-symptom-profiles-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
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Tim Jonas Reess, Oana Georgiana Rus, Deniz A Gürsel, Benita Schmitz-Koep, Gerd Wagner, Götz Berberich, Kathrin Koch
Background: The hippocampus has recently been identified to play a key role in the pathophysiology of adult obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Surprisingly, there is only limited evidence regarding the potential relationships with symptom dimensions. Due to the heterogeneity of symptoms in OCD, we aimed at further examining, whether hippocampal volume differences might be related to symptom profiles instead of single symptom dimensions. Methods: In order to find out more about the potential association between clinical symptom profiles and alterations in hippocampal volume we categorized a large sample of OCD patients (N = 66) into distinct symptom profile groups using K-means clustering...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159040/does-the-late-positive-component-reflect-successful-reading-acquisition-a-longitudinal-erp-study
#7
Christian Wachinger, Susanne Volkmer, Katharina Bublath, Jennifer Bruder, Jürgen Bartling, Gerd Schulte-Körne
Developmental dyslexia is a reading disorder that is associated with deficits in phonological processing, where the exact neural basis for those processing deficits remains unclear. In particular, disagreement exists whether degraded phonological representations or an impaired access to the phonological representations causes these deficits. To investigate this question and to trace changes in neurophysiology during the process of reading acquisition, we designed a longitudinal study with event related potentials (ERPs) in children between kindergarten and second grade...
2018: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157561/-choosing-wisely-rationale-implementation-and-evaluation
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Gerd Hasenfuß, Ulrich R Fölsch
"Klug entscheiden" (Choosing Wisely) is an initiative launched by the German Society for Internal Medicine (DGIM) to boost the quality of medical indication by identifying both medical/therapeutic over- and underuse. Twelve specialist societies for internal medicine and DGIM associated societies develop corresponding recommendations which are subsequently evaluated and rejected or approved in a structured procedure by a multidisciplinary commission. Since 2016, 115 positive and negative recommendations have been developed and released for print media, radio and television...
November 17, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Evidenz, Fortbildung und Qualität Im Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156514/esophageal-baseline-impedance-reflects-mucosal-integrity-and-predicts-symptomatic-outcome-with-proton-pump-inhibitor-treatment
#9
Chenxi Xie, Daniel Sifrim, Yuwen Li, Minhu Chen, Yinglian Xiao
Background/Aims: Esophageal baseline impedance, which is decreased in gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients, is related to the severity of acid reflux and the integrity of the esophageal mucosa. The study aims to compare the baseline impedance and the dilated intercellular spaces (DIS) within patients with typical reflux symptoms and to evaluate the correlation of baseline impedance with DIS, esophageal acid exposure, as well as the efficacy of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) treatment...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155528/tools-to-drive-quality-improvement-of-vector-control-services
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Vanessa Lamers, Justin Gerding
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Journal of Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154271/does-fatty-acid-composition-in%C3%A2-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-differ-between-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-and-cohabiting-proxies
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Gerd Faxen-Irving, Farshad Falahati, Hans Basun, Maria Eriksdotter, Inger Vedin, Lars-Olof Wahlund, Marianne Schultzberg, Erik Hjorth, Jan Palmblad, Tommy Cederholm, Yvonne Freund-Levi
Low tissue levels of the major marine ω3 fatty acids (FAs) DHA and EPA are found in Alzheimer's disease (AD). We investigated if healthy proxies to AD patients have higher levels of these ω3 FAs. We observed lower levels of EPA and DHA in subcutaneous adipose tissue biopsies from 64 AD patients compared with 16 cognitively healthy proxies. No significant difference was observed when pairwise comparisons were made between a subset of 16 AD patients and their co-habiting proxies. Larger studies are needed to replicate these findings and to determine if they could depend on FA intake or differences in metabolism...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153838/unsupervised-trajectory-analysis-of-single-cell-rna-seq-and-imaging-data-reveals-alternative-tuft-cell-origins-in-the-gut
#12
Charles A Herring, Amrita Banerjee, Eliot T McKinley, Alan J Simmons, Jie Ping, Joseph T Roland, Jeffrey L Franklin, Qi Liu, Michael J Gerdes, Robert J Coffey, Ken S Lau
Modern single-cell technologies allow multiplexed sampling of cellular states within a tissue. However, computational tools that can infer developmental cell-state transitions reproducibly from such single-cell data are lacking. Here, we introduce p-Creode, an unsupervised algorithm that produces multi-branching graphs from single-cell data, compares graphs with differing topologies, and infers a statistically robust hierarchy of cell-state transitions that define developmental trajectories. We have applied p-Creode to mass cytometry, multiplex immunofluorescence, and single-cell RNA-seq data...
November 7, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152236/low-levels-of-very-long-chain-n-3-pufa-in-atlantic-salmon-salmo-salar-diet-reduce-fish-robustness-under-challenging-conditions-in-sea-cages
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Marta Bou, Gerd M Berge, Grete Baeverfjord, Trygve Sigholt, Tone-Kari Østbye, Bente Ruyter
The present study aimed to determine the minimum requirements of the essential n-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) that can secure their health under challenging conditions in sea cages. Individually tagged Atlantic salmon were fed 2, 10 and 17 g/kg of EPA + DHA from 400 g until slaughter size (about 3·5 kg). The experimental fish reared in sea cages were subjected to the challenging conditions typically experienced under commercial production. Salmon receiving the lowest EPA + DHA levels showed lower growth rates in the earlier life stages, but no significant difference in final weights at slaughter...
2017: Journal of Nutritional Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150884/directional-local-field-potentials-a-tool-to-optimize-deep-brain-stimulation
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Gerd Tinkhauser, Alek Pogosyan, Ines Debove, Andreas Nowacki, Syed Ahmar Shah, Kathleen Seidel, Huiling Tan, John-Stuart Brittain, Katrin Petermann, Lazzaro di Biase, Markus Oertel, Claudio Pollo, Peter Brown, Michael Schuepbach
BACKGROUND: Although recently introduced directional DBS leads provide control of the stimulation field, programing is time-consuming. OBJECTIVES: Here, we validate local field potentials recorded from directional contacts as a predictor of the most efficient contacts for stimulation in patients with PD. METHODS: Intraoperative local field potentials were recorded from directional contacts in the STN of 12 patients and beta activity compared with the results of the clinical contact review performed after 4 to 7 months...
November 18, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149381/substantial-improvement-in-hba1c-following-a-treatment-and-teaching-programme-for-people-with-type-2-diabetes-on-conventional-insulin-therapy-in-an-in-and-outpatient-setting
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Nadine Kuniss, Ulrich A Müller, Christof Kloos, Regina Müller, Gerd Starrach, Viktor Jörgens, Guido Kramer
AIMS: The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of a patient education programme (DTTP) for the optimisation of conventional insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes in an in- and outpatient setting. METHODS: The study was designed as a prospective, longitudinal trial. Thirty-three people with diabetes (females 54.5%, age 61.0 years, diabetes duration 12.7 years, HbA1c 9.3%) from ten general practices in Thuringia (outpatient group) participated in a DTTP for conventional insulin therapy...
November 17, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149366/prescribing-of-noacs-has-outnumbered-warfarin-exploring-how-physicians-choose-anticoagulant-treatments
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Anne Katrine Eek, Erik Øie, Anne Gerd Granas
PURPOSE: The development of non-vitamin K-dependent oral anticoagulants (NOACs) is a new alternative to treatment with warfarin. The purpose of this study was to explore drug prescription decisions of NOACs or warfarin from hospital physicians in cardiovascular departments. METHODS: A qualitative study with focus group interviews was conducted in three different hospitals. The interview guide explored the background of prescribing anticoagulants (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban) and experiences with effect and side-effects they had observed in patients...
November 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148540/single-cell-heterogeneity-in-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-of-breast
#17
Michael J Gerdes, Yesim Gökmen-Polar, Yunxia Sui, Alberto Santamaria Pang, Nicole LaPlante, Adrian L Harris, Puay-Hoon Tan, Fiona Ginty, Sunil S Badve
Heterogeneous patterns of mutations and RNA expression have been well documented in invasive cancers. However, technological challenges have limited the ability to study heterogeneity of protein expression. This is particularly true for pre-invasive lesions such as ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast. Cell-level heterogeneity in ductal carcinoma in situ was analyzed in a single 5 μm tissue section using a multiplexed immunofluorescence analysis of 11 disease-related markers (EGFR, HER2, HER4, S6, pmTOR, CD44v6, SLC7A5 and CD10, CD4, CD8 and CD20, plus pan-cytokeratin, pan-cadherin, DAPI, and Na+K+ATPase for cell segmentation)...
November 17, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148373/mycobacterium-ulcerans-dna-in-bandicoot-excreta-in-buruli-ulcer-endemic-area-northern-queensland-australia
#18
Katharina Röltgen, Gerd Pluschke, Paul D R Johnson, Janet Fyfe
To identify potential reservoirs/vectors of Mycobacterium ulcerans in northern Queensland, Australia, we analyzed environmental samples collected from the Daintree River catchment area, to which Buruli ulcer is endemic, and adjacent coastal lowlands by species-specific PCR. We detected M. ulcerans DNA in soil, mosquitoes, and excreta of bandicoots, which are small terrestrial marsupials.
December 2017: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148080/genetic-risk-factors-for-perception-of-symptoms-in-gerd-an-observational-cohort-study
#19
A Patel, S Hasak, B D Nix, G S Sayuk, R D Newberry, C P Gyawali
BACKGROUND: Genetic polymorphisms in G-protein beta-3 subunit (GNβ3) and beta-2 adrenergic receptor (ADRB2) are associated with pain and gut hypersensitivity, which can overlap with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). AIM: To evaluate relationships between single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within GNβ3 and ADRB2 systems, and reflux symptom burden, GERD phenotypes from ambulatory reflux monitoring, and quality of life. METHODS: Symptomatic adults undergoing ambulatory reflux testing were recruited and phenotyped based on acid burden and symptom reflux association; major oesophageal motor disorders and prior foregut surgery were exclusions...
November 17, 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147879/increased-risk-for-colon-polyps-in-patients-with-reflux-disease
#20
Amnon Sonnenberg, Kevin O Turner, Robert M Genta
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have found an increased risk for colonic neoplasm in patients with Barrett's esophagus. It is unknown whether such risk applies similarly to other types of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). AIMS: To test whether GERD represents a risk factor for the occurrence of colon polyps. METHODS: The Miraca Life Sciences Database is a large national electronic repository of histopathologic records of patients distributed throughout the entire USA...
November 17, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
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