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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789947/relationship-between-brain-function-aeeg-and-brain-structure-mri-and-their-predictive-value-for-neurodevelopmental-outcome-of-preterm-infants
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Britta Hüning, Tobias Storbeck, Nora Bruns, Frauke Dransfeld, Julia Hobrecht, Julia Karpienski, Selma Sirin, Bernd Schweiger, Christel Weiss, Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Hanna Müller
To improve the prediction of neurodevelopmental outcome in very preterm infants, this study used the combination of amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) within the first 72 h of life and cranial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at term equivalent age. A single-center cohort of 38 infants born before 32 weeks of gestation was subjected to both investigations. Structural measurements were performed on MRI. Multiple regression analysis was used to identify independent factors including functional and structural brain measurements associated with outcome at a corrected age of 24 months...
May 22, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789522/a20-critically-controls-microglia-activation-and-inhibits-inflammasome-dependent-neuroinflammation
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Sofie Voet, Conor Mc Guire, Nora Hagemeyer, Arne Martens, Anna Schroeder, Peter Wieghofer, Carmen Daems, Ori Staszewski, Lieselotte Vande Walle, Marta Joana Costa Jordao, Mozes Sze, Hanna-Kaisa Vikkula, Delphine Demeestere, Griet Van Imschoot, Charlotte L Scott, Esther Hoste, Amanda Gonçalves, Martin Guilliams, Saskia Lippens, Claude Libert, Roos E Vandenbroucke, Ki-Wook Kim, Steffen Jung, Zsuzsanna Callaerts-Vegh, Patrick Callaerts, Joris de Wit, Mohamed Lamkanfi, Marco Prinz, Geert van Loo
Microglia, the mononuclear phagocytes of the central nervous system (CNS), are important for the maintenance of CNS homeostasis, but also critically contribute to CNS pathology. Here we demonstrate that the nuclear factor kappa B (NF-κB) regulatory protein A20 is crucial in regulating microglia activation during CNS homeostasis and pathology. In mice, deletion of A20 in microglia increases microglial cell number and affects microglial regulation of neuronal synaptic function. Administration of a sublethal dose of lipopolysaccharide induces massive microglia activation, neuroinflammation, and lethality in mice with microglia-confined A20 deficiency...
May 23, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788410/differentiation-between-pediatric-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-inflammatory-bowel-disease-based-on-fecal-scent-proof-of-principle-study
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Sofie Bosch, Nora van Gaal, Roy P Zuurbier, James A Covington, Alfian N Wicaksono, Maarten H Biezeveld, Marc A Benninga, Chris J Mulder, Nanne K H de Boer, Tim G J de Meij
Background: The diagnostic work-up of pediatric irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional abdominal pain-not otherwise specified (FAP-NOS) commonly includes invasive tests for discrimination from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). As this carries a high burden on patients, an ongoing need exists for development of noninvasive diagnostic biomarkers for IBS and FAP-NOS. Several studies have shown microbiota alterations in IBS/FAP, which are considered to be reflected by fecal volatile organic compounds (VOCs)...
May 18, 2018: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785201/speed-breeding-for-multiple-quantitative-traits-in-durum-wheat
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Samir Alahmad, Eric Dinglasan, Kung Ming Leung, Adnan Riaz, Nora Derbal, Kai P Voss-Fels, Jason A Able, Filippo M Bassi, Jack Christopher, Lee T Hickey
Background: Plant breeding requires numerous generations to be cycled and evaluated before an improved cultivar is released. This lengthy process is required to introduce and test multiple traits of interest. However, a technology for rapid generation advance named 'speed breeding' was successfully deployed in bread wheat ( Triticum aestivum L.) to achieve six generations per year while imposing phenotypic selection for foliar disease resistance and grain dormancy. Here, for the first time the deployment of this methodology is presented in durum wheat ( Triticum durum Desf...
2018: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785070/analysis-of-antibiotics-resistant-genes-in-different-strains-of-staphylococcus-aureus
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Benson Otarigho, Mofolusho O Falade
The control of Staphylococcus aureus infection is being hampered by methicillin and other resistant strains. The identification of the unique antibiotic resistant genes from the genomes of various strains of S. aureus is of interest. We analyzed 11 S. aureus genomes sequences for Antibiotics Resistance Genes (ARGs) using CARD 2017 platform. We identified 32 ARGs across 11 S. aureus strains. Tet(38), norB, lmrB, mepA and mepR were present across genomes except for S. aureus strain UTSW MRSA 55. The mepA and mepR were found across 11 different genomes...
2018: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782959/targeting-central-%C3%AE-2-receptors-ameliorates-streptozotocin-induced-neuroinflammation-via-inhibition-of-glycogen-synthase-kinase3-pathway-in-mice
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Nora O Abdel Rasheed, Nesrine S El-Sayed, Aiman S El-Khatib
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is portrayed by progressive cognitive decline and pathological deposition of amyloid plaques as well as neurofibrillary tangles. Most of AD cases are sporadic, resulting from overlap of various environmental and genetic factors. Intra-cerebroventricular injection of streptozotocin (STZ) leads to insulin resistance brain state accompanied by memory decline, oxidative stress, and neuro-degeneration which mimic the pathologies associated with sporadic Alzheimer's disease (SAD). In the current study, protective effects of formoterol in STZ-induced SAD were studied...
May 18, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782829/global-phylogeography-and-genetic-diversity-of-the-zoonotic-tapeworm-echinococcus-granulosus-sensu-stricto-genotype-g11
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Liina Kinkar, Teivi Laurimäe, Gerardo Acosta-Jamett, Vanessa Andresiuk, Ibrahim Balkaya, Adriano Casulli, Robin B Gasser, Joke van der Giessen, Luis Miguel González, Karen L Haag, Houria Zait, Malik Irshadullah, Abdul Jabbar, David J Jenkins, Eshrat Beigom Kia, Maria Teresa Manfredi, Hossein Mirhendi, Selim M'rad, Mohammad Rostami-Nejad, Myriam Oudni-M'rad, Nora Beatriz Pierangeli, Francisco Ponce-Gordo, Steffen Rehbein, Mitra Sharbatkhori, Sami Simsek, Silvia Viviana Soriano, Hein Sprong, Viliam Šnábel, Gérald Umhang, Antonio Varcasia, Urmas Saarma
Echinococcus granulosus sensu stricto (s.s.) is the major cause of human cystic echinococcosis worldwide and is listed among the most severe parasitic diseases of humans. To date, numerous studies have investigated the genetic diversity and population structure of E. granulosus s.s. in various geographic regions. However, there has been no global study. Recently, using mitochondrial DNA, it was shown that E. granulosus s.s. G1 and G3 are distinct genotypes, but a larger dataset is required to confirm the distinction of these genotypes...
May 18, 2018: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782360/a-phase-ii-study-of-celecoxib-with-irinotecan-5-fluorouracil-and-leucovorin-in-patients-with-previously-untreated-advanced-or-metastatic-colorectal-cancer
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Emerson Y Chen, Charles D Blanke, Daniel G Haller, Al B Benson, Tomislav Dragovich, Heinz-Josef Lenz, Carlos Robles, Hong Li, Motomi Mori, Nora Mattek, Rachel E Sanborn, Charles D Lopez
OBJECTIVE: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) overexpression is associated with increased tumor invasiveness and proliferation in CRC, and COX-2 inhibition has demonstrated chemopreventive activity. This study investigated the addition of celecoxib, a selective COX-2 inhibitor, to the irinotecan, 5-fluorouracil, and leucovorin (IFL) regimen for patients with previously untreated metastatic CRC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-seven patients enrolled in this single-arm phase II study received celecoxib at 400 mg orally twice daily in combination with weekly irinotecan (125 mg/m), 5-fluorouracil (500 mg/m), and leucovorin (20 mg/m) for 4 weeks every 6 weeks...
May 18, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781859/nonoperating-room-anesthesia-for-gastrointestinal-endoscopic-procedures
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Otto S Lin, Wade Weigel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To assess the trends in nonoperating room anesthesia (NORA) for gastrointestinal endoscopy over the past few years, and to describe alternative methods of delivering propofol sedation in selected low-risk patients. RECENT FINDINGS: The use of NORA for routine gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures has been rising steadily over the past decade in the United States, considerably increasing healthcare costs. Because of this, there have been attempts to develop nonanesthesiologist-administered propofol sedation methods in low-risk patients...
May 16, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779527/a-case-of-narrow-complex-bigeminy-what-is-the-underlying-rhythm
#10
Jesse K Fitzpatrick, Nora Goldschlager
Narrow complex bigeminy is a common electrocardraphic finding that can be caused by second degree sinoatrial exit block or ectopic atrial bigeminy. These rhythms can be very challenging to distinguish on a 12-lead electrocardiogram. In this case of an elderly woman who presented with narrow complex bigeminy, we review the differentiating features of second degree sinoatrial exit block and ectopic atrial bigeminy.
May 2018: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778821/evaluating-mastectomy-skin-flap-necrosis-in-the-extended-breast-reconstruction-risk-assessment-score-for-one-year-prediction-of-prosthetic-reconstruction-outcomes
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Nora Hansen, Sasa Espino, Jordan T Blough, Michael M Vu, Neil A Fine, John Ys Kim
BACKGROUND: Rates of mastectomy for breast cancer treatment and immediate reconstruction continue to rise. With increasing scrutiny on outcomes and patient satisfaction, there is an impetus for providers to be more deliberate in deciding appropriate patient selection for breast reconstruction. The Breast Reconstruction Risk Assessment (BRA) Score was developed for prediction of complications after primary prosthetic breast reconstruction, focusing on calculating risk estimations for a variety of complications based on individual patient demographics and perioperative characteristics...
May 17, 2018: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777965/what-do-we-know-about-sibling-attended-birth-an-integrative-literature-review
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Nora L Naber, Suzanne Miller, Sally A Baddock
OBJECTIVE: to consolidate existing research in the field of sibling attended birth (SAB) into a body of knowledge to inform decision-making processes and guide midwifery practice throughout the sibling attended birth experience. DESIGN: An integrative literature review. DATA SOURCES: CINAHL Complete, Cochrane Library, PubMed, Index New Zealand, Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre, grey literature databases REVIEW METHODS: An extensive search of five electronic databases as well as 17 grey literature databases was conducted...
May 8, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777199/influence-of-alcoholism-and-cholesterol-on-tspo-binding-in-brain-pet-11-c-pbr28-studies-in-humans-and-rodents
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Sung Won Kim, Corinde E Wiers, Ryan Tyler, Ehsan Shokri-Kojori, Yeon Joo Jang, Amna Zehra, Clara Freeman, Veronica Ramirez, Elsa Lindgren, Gregg Miller, Elizabeth A Cabrera, Tyler Stodden, Min Guo, Şükrü B Demiral, Nancy Diazgranados, Luke Park, Jeih-San Liow, Victor Pike, Cheryl Morse, Leandro F Vendruscolo, Robert B Innis, George F Koob, Dardo Tomasi, Gene-Jack Wang, Nora D Volkow
Neuroinflammation appears to contribute to neurotoxicity observed with heavy alcohol consumption. To assess whether chronic alcohol results in neuroinflammation we used PET and [11 C]PBR28, a ligand that binds to the 18-kDa translocator protein (TSPO), to compare participants with an alcohol use disorder (AUD: n = 19) with healthy controls (HC: n = 17), and alcohol-dependent (n = 9) with -nondependent rats (n = 10). Because TSPO is implicated in cholesterol's transport for steroidogenesis, we investigated whether plasma cholesterol levels influenced [11 C]PBR28 binding...
May 3, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777127/paradoxical-cardiotoxicity-of-intraperitoneally-injected-epigallocatechin-gallate-preparation-in-diabetic-mice
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Nora O Abdel Rasheed, Lamiaa A Ahmed, Dalaal M Abdallah, Bahia M El-Sayeh
Numerous clinical and bioavailability studies addressed epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) beneficial effects; however, our previous work revealed EGCG-induced nephrotoxicity in the presence of diabetes. In this study, the potential myocardial toxicity of EGCG preparation (100 mg/kg/day, IP; 4 days) in diabetic mice injected with streptozotocin (STZ; 150 mg/kg, IP) was investigated. Diabetic mice receiving EGCG preparation showed electrocardiographic changes in addition to elevation of both serum creatine kinase-MB and troponin-I levels accompanied by microscopic myocardial damage...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772940/assistive-technology-and-people-a-position-paper-from-the-first-global-research-innovation-and-education-on-assistive-technology-great-summit
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Deirdre Desmond, Natasha Layton, Jacob Bentley, Fleur Heleen Boot, Johan Borg, Bishnu Maya Dhungana, Pamela Gallagher, Lynn Gitlow, Rosemary Joan Gowran, Nora Groce, Katerina Mavrou, Trish Mackeogh, Rachael McDonald, Cecilia Pettersson, Marcia Scherer
Assistive technology (AT) is a powerful enabler of participation. The World Health Organization's Global Collaboration on Assistive Technology (GATE) programme is actively working towards access to assistive technology for all. Developed through collaborative work as a part of the Global Research, Innovation and Education on Assistive Technology (GREAT) Summit, this position paper provides a "state of the science" view of AT users, conceptualized as "People" within the set of GATE strategic "P"s...
May 17, 2018: Disability and Rehabilitation. Assistive Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772560/impact-of-sugar-on-the-body-brain-and-behavior
#16
Clara R Freeman, Amna Zehra, Veronica Ramirez, Corinde E Wiers, Nora D Volkow, Gene-Jack Wang
Sugar is highly palatable and rewarding, both in its taste and nutritive input. Excessive sugar consumption, however, may trigger neuroadaptations in the reward system that decouple eating behavior from caloric needs and leads to compulsive overeating. Excessive sugar intake is in turn associated with adverse health conditions, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, and inflammatory diseases. This review aims to use recent evidence to connect sugar's impact on the body, brain, and behavior to elucidate how and why sugar consumption has been implicated in addictive behaviors and poor health outcomes...
June 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772242/synthesis-molecular-modeling-and-biological-evaluation-of-potent-analogs-of-2-methoxyestradiol
#17
Nora Al-Kazaale, Phuong T Tran, Farhad Haidari, Eirik Johansson Solum, Sandra Liekens, Peter Vervaeke, Ingebrigt Sylte, Jing-Jy Cheng, Anders Vik, Trond Vidar Hansen
The endogenous steroid 2-methoxyestradiol (1) has attracted a great interest as a lead compound towards the development of new anti-cancer drugs. Herein, the synthesis, molecular modeling, anti-proliferative and anti-angiogenic effects of ten 2-ethyl and four 2-methoxy analogs of estradiol are reported. The ethyl group was introduced to the steroid A-ring using a novel Friedel-Crafts alkylation protocol. Several analogs displayed potent anti-proliferative activity with IC50 -values in the submicromolar range towards the CEM human leukemia cancer cell line...
May 14, 2018: Steroids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772046/bilateral-myelinated-retinal-nerve-fibers-associated-with-bilateral-vitreous-cysts-and-solitary-vasoproliferative-tumor-a-new-syndrome
#18
Nora W Muakkassa, Eric J Schwaber, Nora Laver, Jay S Duker
The authors report a case of a 57-year-old male with high myopia, extensive bilateral myelination of the retinal nerve fiber layer, bilateral vitreous cysts, and a solitary vasoproliferative tumor in the right eye. He underwent pars plana vitrectomy and multiple transpupillary thermotherapy treatments for recurrent vitreous hemorrhages and subretinal exudation from the vasoproliferative tumor. To the authors' knowledge, this is the first description of this constellation of findings and suggests this represents a new syndrome...
May 1, 2018: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771695/scheduling-the-nonoperating-room-anesthesia-suite
#19
Mary E Warner, David P Martin
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Nonoperating room anesthesia (NORA) and procedural services often are associated with dispersed geographic settings and small volumes of cases. These lead to scheduling challenges that, if not managed well, result in decreased patient and healthcare team satisfaction and reduced efficiency. This review describes recent studies and provides examples on how NORA scheduling issues have been addressed. RECENT FINDINGS: Increased use of blocked time for consolidated NORA services can lead to sufficiently large volumes of cases that allow improved scheduling and maintain patient and healthcare team satisfaction and better efficiency of care...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769196/an-in-vivo-screen-identifies-pygo2-as-a-driver-for-metastatic-prostate-cancer
#20
Xin Lu, Xiaolu Pan, Chang-Jiun Wu, Di Zhao, Shan Feng, Yong Zang, Rumi Lee, Sunada Khadka, Samirkumar B Amin, Eun-Jung Jin, Xiaoying Shang, Pingna Deng, Yanting Luo, William R Morgenlander, Jacqueline Weinrich, Xuemin Lu, Shan Jiang, Qing Chang, Nora M Navone, Patricia Troncoso, Ronald A DePinho, Y Alan Wang
Advanced prostate cancer displays conspicuous chromosomal instability and rampant copy number aberrations, yet the identity of functional drivers resident in many amplicons remain elusive. Here, we implemented a functional genomics approach to identify new oncogenes involved in prostate cancer progression. Through integrated analyses of focal amplicons in large prostate cancer genomic and transcriptomic datasets as well as genes upregulated in metastasis, 276 putative oncogenes were enlisted into an in vivo gain-of-function tumorigenesis screen...
May 16, 2018: Cancer Research
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