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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341646/cardiorespiratory-fitness-alters-the-influence-of-a-polygenic-risk-score-on-biomarkers-of-ad
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Stephanie A Schultz, Elizabeth A Boots, Burcu F Darst, Henrik Zetterberg, Kaj Blennow, Dorothy F Edwards, Rebecca L Koscik, Cynthia M Carlsson, Catherine L Gallagher, Barbara B Bendlin, Sanjay Asthana, Mark A Sager, Kirk J Hogan, Bruce P Hermann, Dane B Cook, Sterling C Johnson, Corinne D Engelman, Ozioma C Okonkwo
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether a polygenic risk score (PRS) derived from APOE4, CLU, and ABCA7 is associated with CSF biomarkers of Alzheimer disease (AD) pathology and whether higher cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) modifies the association between the PRS and CSF biomarkers. METHODS: Ninety-five individuals from the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer's Prevention were included in these cross-sectional analyses. They were genotyped for APOE4, CLU, and ABCA7, from which a PRS was calculated for each participant...
March 24, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339486/a-top-down-manner-based-dcnn-architecture-for-semantic-image-segmentation
#2
Kai Qiao, Jian Chen, Linyuan Wang, Lei Zeng, Bin Yan
Given their powerful feature representation for recognition, deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs) have been driving rapid advances in high-level computer vision tasks. However, their performance in semantic image segmentation is still not satisfactory. Based on the analysis of visual mechanism, we conclude that DCNNs in a bottom-up manner are not enough, because semantic image segmentation task requires not only recognition but also visual attention capability. In the study, superpixels containing visual attention information are introduced in a top-down manner, and an extensible architecture is proposed to improve the segmentation results of current DCNN-based methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337056/normative-values-and-contralateral-comparison-of-anterior-chamber-parameters-measured-by-pentacam-and-its-correlation-with-corneal-biomechanical-factors
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Mohammad Reza Sedaghat, Vahid Mohammad Zadeh, Kaveh Fadakar, Sakineh Kadivar, Mojtaba Abrishami
PURPOSE: To evaluate the normative values of anterior chamber parameters measured by Pentacam and corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF) measured by Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) and their relationship. METHODS: In an observational cross-sectional study, patients aged 18-35 years were included. Exclusion criteria were history of any intraocular or corneal disease, anomaly or surgery; hyperopic spherical refraction more than +3, and myopic spherical refraction less than -5...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334007/a-functional-variant-in-neph3-gene-confers-high-risk-of-renal-failure-in-primary-hematuric-glomerulopathies-evidence-for-predisposition-to-microalbuminuria-in-the-general-population
#4
Konstantinos Voskarides, Charalambos Stefanou, Myrtani Pieri, Panayiota Demosthenous, Kyriakos Felekkis, Maria Arsali, Yiannis Athanasiou, Dimitris Xydakis, Kostas Stylianou, Eugenios Daphnis, Giorgos Goulielmos, Petros Loizou, Judith Savige, Martin Höhne, Linus A Völker, Thomas Benzing, Patrick H Maxwell, Daniel P Gale, Mathias Gorski, Carsten Böger, Barbara Kollerits, Florian Kronenberg, Bernhard Paulweber, Michalis Zavros, Alkis Pierides, Constantinos Deltas
BACKGROUND: Recent data emphasize that thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) should not be viewed as a form of benign familial hematuria since chronic renal failure (CRF) and even end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is a possible development for a subset of patients on long-term follow-up, through the onset of focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). We hypothesize that genetic modifiers may explain this variability of symptoms. METHODS: We looked in silico for potentially deleterious functional SNPs, using very strict criteria, in all the genes significantly expressed in the slit diaphragm (SD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332248/citrate-attenuates-vascular-calcification-in-chronic-renal-failure-rats
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Yan Ou, Zengying Liu, Shuiqin Li, Xiaojing Zhu, Yan Lin, Jin Han, Zhaoyang Duan, Lining Jia, Baosong Gui
Vascular calcification (VC) is a major contributor of cardiovascular dysfunction in chronic renal failure (CRF). Citrate binds calcium and inhibits the growth of calcium crystals. This present study intends to evaluate the effect of citrate on VC in adenine-induced CRF rats. The rats were randomly divided into five groups: the control group, the citrate control group, model group, model rats with low-dose treatment of citrate (216 mg/kg) and model rats with high-dose treatment of citrate (746 mg/kg). The rats were euthanized at 5 weeks with their blood and aorta in detection...
March 23, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330718/adult-glucocorticoid-receptor-mrna-expression-volatility-in-response-to-an-acute-stressor-and-juvenile-csf-corticotropin-releasing-factor-a-pilot-neurodevelopmental-study
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Shariful A Syed, Eric L P Smith, Olcay Batuman, Leonard A Rosenblum, Michael J Owens, Charles B Nemeroff, Jeremy D Coplan
INTRODUCTION: Early life stress (ELS) has been shown to play a role in establishing persistent maladaptive HPA axis modifications that may contribute to the pathogenesis of mood and anxiety disorders. Central glucocorticoid receptor (GR) messenger RNA (mRNA) expression may facilitate (mal)adaptive responsivity to ELS. The role of adult monocytic GR mRNA expression, a putative CNS proxy, during acute stress exposure was explored as well as the ELS marker, juvenile cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) corticotropin-releasing factor...
March 19, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330429/effects-of-inhaled-aerosolized-carfentanil-on-real-time-physiological-responses-in-mice-a-preliminary-evaluation-of-naloxone
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Benjamin Wong, Michael W Perkins, Justin Tressler, Ashley Rodriguez, Jennifer Devorak, Alfred M Sciuto
This study examined the real-time exposure-response effects of aerosolized carfentanil (CRF) on opioid-induced toxicity, respiratory dynamics and cardiac function in mice. Unrestrained, conscious male CD-1 mice (25-30 g) were exposed to 0.4 or 4.0 mg/m(3) of aerosolized CRF for 15 min (Ct = 6 or 60 mg min/m(3)) in a whole-body plethysmograph chamber. Minute volume (MV), core body temperature (Tc), mean arterial blood pressure (MAP) and heart rate (HR) were evaluated in animals exposed to CRF or sterile H2O...
February 2017: Inhalation Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326744/nutritional-parameters-and-carbohydrate-and-fat-metabolism-after-prolonged-salsolinol-administration-in-rats-fed-normal-or-high-fat-diets
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Magdalena Kurnik-Lucka, Krzysztof Gil, Andrzej Bugajski, Agata Furgała, Piotr Thor
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have reported that exogenous salsolinol might contribute to myenteric cell death and altered gastrointestinal motility. Because the entire gut mucosal, entero-endocrine and motor functions are integrated by the enteric nervous system, the aim of the present study was to investigate if prolonged intraperitoneal salsolinol administration alters basic metabolism and nutritional parameters in adult Wistar rats fed normal or high-fat diets. METHODS: Male Wistar rats were subjected to continuous intraperitoneal low dosing of salsolinol with ALZET osmotic mini-pumps for 2 or 4 weeks and fed either a normal or high-fat diet...
December 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325857/treatment-trends-for-retinopathy-of-prematurity-in-the-uk-active-surveillance-study-of-infants-at-risk
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Gillian G W Adams, Catey Bunce, Wen Xing, Lucilla Butler, Vernon Long, Aravind Reddy, Annegret H Dahlmann-Noor
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the incidence of severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) requiring treatment and describe current treatment patterns in the UK. DESIGN: Nationwide population-based case ascertainment study via the British Ophthalmic Surveillance Unit and a national collaborative ROP special interest group. Practitioners completed a standardised case report form (CRF). SETTING: All paediatric ophthalmologists providing screening and/or treatment for retinopathy in the UK were invited to take part...
March 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324016/cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-adiposity-as-determinants-of-metabolic-health-pooled-analysis-of-two-twin-cohorts
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Sakari Jukarainen, René Holst, Christine Dalgård, Päivi Piirilä, Jesper Lundbom, Antti Hakkarainen, Nina Lundbom, Aila Rissanen, Jaakko Kaprio, Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Kirsi H Pietiläinen
Context: The joint effects of cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition on metabolic health are not well known. Objective: To examine the associations of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), fat free mass index (FFMI) and fat mass index (FMI) with metabolic health in individual twins and controlling for genetic and shared environmental effects by studying monozygotic intrapair differences. Design, setting & participants: Two cross-sectional samples of healthy adult monozygotic and dizygotic twins were drawn from population-based Danish and Finnish national twin registries (n=996 and n=309)...
January 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322835/role-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-renal-fibrosis-promoted-by-hypochlorite-modified-albumin-in-a-remnant-kidney-model-and-protective-effects-of-antioxidant-peptide-ss-31
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Hao Zhao, Yan-Jun Liu, Zong-Rui Liu, Dong-Dong Tang, Xiao-Wen Chen, Yi-Hua Chen, Ru-Ning Zhou, Si-Qi Chen, Hong-Xin Niu
Oxidative stress aggravates renal fibrosis, a pathway involved in almost all forms of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the underlying mechanism involved in the pathogenesis of renal oxidative stress has not been completely elucidated. In this study, we explored the role and mechanism of hypochlorite-modified albumin (HOCl-alb) in mediating oxidative stress and fibrotic response in a remnant-kidney rat model. Five-sixths nephrectomy (5/6 NX) was performed on the rats and then the animals were randomly assigned to intravenous treatment with either vehicle alone, or HOCl-rat serum albumin (RSA) in the presence or absence of SS-31 (administered intraperitoneally)...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319587/sedentary-behavior-physical-activity-and-fitness-the-maastricht-study
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Jeroen Hpm van der Velde, Annemarie Koster, Julianne D van der Berg, Simone Js Sep, Carla Jh van der Kallen, Pieter C Dagnelie, Miranda T Schram, Ronald Ma Henry, Simone Jpm Eussen, Martien Cjm van Dongen, Coen DA Stehouwer, Nicolaas C Schaper, Hans Hcm Savelberg
PURPOSE: This cross-sectional study examined the mutual independent associations of sedentary behavior, lower intensity physical activity (LPA) and higher intensity physical activity HPA (an approximation of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) with cardio-respiratory fitness (CRF). METHODS: 2,024 participants were included from The Maastricht Study (mean±SD age: 59.7±8.1 years, 49.6% men). With the activPAL3 activity monitor we assessed sedentary time (ST), sedentary pattern variables (number of sedentary breaks, average sedentary bout duration, and number of prolonged sedentary bouts (≥30 min)), LPA, and HPA...
March 18, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318764/increasing-hiv-1-subtype-diversity-in-seven-states-united-states-2006-2013
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Alexandra M Oster, William M Switzer, Angela L Hernandez, Neeraja Saduvala, Joel O Wertheim, Ndidi Nwangwu-Ike, M Cheryl Ocfemia, Ellsworth Campbell, H Irene Hall
PURPOSE: The aim of the analysis was to explore HIV-1 subtype diversity in the United States and understand differences in prevalence of non-B subtypes and circulating recombinant forms (CRFs) between demographic/risk groups and over time. METHODS: We included HIV-1 polymerase sequences reported to the National HIV Surveillance System for HIV infections diagnosed during 2006-2013 in seven states. We assigned subtype or CRF using the automated subtyping tool COMET, assessed subtype/CRF prevalence by demographic characteristics and country of birth, and determined changes in subtype/CRF by HIV diagnosis year...
February 22, 2017: Annals of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317282/cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-risk-of-site-specific-cancers-a%C3%A2-long-term-prospective-cohort-study
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Trude E Robsahm, Ragnhild S Falk, Trond Heir, Leiv Sandvik, Linda Vos, Jan Erikssen, Steinar Tretli
Based on self-reported physical activity, there is epidemiologic evidence for a beneficial relation between physical activity and colon cancer in men, but findings for other cancers are inconclusive. Measured cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) can provide knowledge about the cancer-preventive value of physical activity. We aimed to assess relationships between CRF and risk of site-specific cancers. A cohort of 1997 healthy Norwegian men, aged 40-59 years at inclusion in 1972-1975, was followed for cancer throughout 2012 using data from the Cancer Registry of Norway...
March 20, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316192/-effect-of-optical-zone-diameter-on-corneal-biomechanical-properties-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction
#15
P H Wei, Y Wang, H Li, R Dou, L Y Li, W Zhao, J M Zhang
Objective: To investigate the effect of optical zone diameter on corneal biomechanical properties after small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). Methods: In this prospective case-control study, 62 eyes of 42 patients with myopia and myopic astigmatism that had undergone SMILE procedure were divided into 2 groups according to the optical zone (OZ) diameter: group A, 31 eyes of 19 patients, OZ= 6.5 mm; group B, 31eyes of 23 patients, OZ=6.0 mm. These patients were examined for corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF) with the Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) preoperatively and at 1 week, 1 month and 3 months postoperatively; at the same time, the central corneal thickness-corrected indices of DifCH and DifCRF were calculated...
March 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315311/the-effects-of-crf-and-urocortins-on-the-sociability-of-mice
#16
Zsolt Bagosi, Gergely Karasz, András Czébely-Lénárt, Krisztina Csabafi, Miklós Jászberényi, Gyula Telegdy
The aim of our study was to determine the role of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF), the urocortins (Ucn1, Ucn2 and Ucn3) and their receptors (CRF1 and CRF2) in the sociability of mice. Male CFLP mice were administered intracerebroventricularly (icv) with CRF and urocortins alone or in combination with antalarmin (specific CRF1 antagonist) and astressin2B (specific CRF2 antagonist) and then investigated in a Crawley social interaction test arena, that consists of three chambers. An unknown male in a cage was put in the first chamber and an empty cage was put in the opposite chamber...
March 14, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314825/increased-plasma-exposures-of-conjugated-metabolites-of-morinidazole-in-renal-failure-patients-a-critical-role-of-uremic-toxins
#17
Fandi Kong, Xiaoyan Pang, Kan Zhong, Zitao Guo, Xiuli Li, Dafang Zhong, Xiaoyan Chen
Morinidazole is a 5-nitroimidazole drug. Its sulfate conjugate M7 was a sensitive substrate of organic anion transporter 1 (OAT1) and OAT3, whereas N+-glucuronides M8-1 and M8-2 were only OAT3 substrates. In chronic renal failure (CRF) patients, plasma exposures of the three conjugates increased by 15-fold, which were also found in 5/6 nephrectomized (5/6 Nx) rats in this study. Although the transcriptions of Oat1 and Oat3 in 5/6 Nx rat kidneys decreased by 50%, no difference was observed on the three conjugate uptakes between control and 5/6 Nx rat kidney slices...
March 17, 2017: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304366/conditional-random-field-crf-boosting-constructing-a-robust-online-hybrid-boosting-multiple-object-tracker-facilitated-by-crf-learning
#18
Ehwa Yang, Jeonghwan Gwak, Moongu Jeon
Due to the reasonably acceptable performance of state-of-the-art object detectors, tracking-by-detection is a standard strategy for visual multi-object tracking (MOT). In particular, online MOT is more demanding due to its diverse applications in time-critical situations. A main issue of realizing online MOT is how to associate noisy object detection results on a new frame with previously being tracked objects. In this work, we propose a multi-object tracker method called CRF-boosting which utilizes a hybrid data association method based on online hybrid boosting facilitated by a conditional random field (CRF) for establishing online MOT...
March 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302012/targeting-npy-crf-ucns-and-nps-neuropeptide-systems-to-treat-alcohol-use-disorder-aud
#19
Francisco David Rodriguez, Rafael Coveñas
BACKGROUND: The term Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) incorporates different states of disease related to the recurrent use of alcohol and linked to the relevant impairment, disability and failure to perform major responsibilities in different realms. Many neurotransmitter systems are involved in the phases or states of alcoholism from reward mechanisms, associated to binge intoxication, to stress and anxiety linked to relapse and withdrawal. Some neuropeptides play a key function in the control of anxiety and stress, and establish a close relationship with the pathological mechanisms underlying alcohol addiction...
March 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301950/cardiorespiratory-fitness-but-not-physical-activity-is-associated-with-academic-achievement-in-children-and-adolescents
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Tânia Oliveira, Andreia Pizarro, Manuela Costa, Luís Fernandes, Gustavo Silva, Jorge Mota, José Carlos Ribeiro
BACKGROUND: Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and physical activity (PA) seem to have positive effects on academic achievement (AA), although in most studies, objective methods of assessment have not been used. AIM: To examine the associations of CRF and PA with AA. SUBJECTS & METHODS: A sample of 640 youngsters (10-18 years) participated in this cross-sectional study. CRF was estimated with the 20-metre shuttle run test and PA was measured using accelerometers...
March 16, 2017: Annals of Human Biology
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