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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220796/beyond-the-classic-vta-extended-amygdala-projections-to-da-striatal-paths-in-the-primate
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Julie L Fudge, Emily A Kelly, Ria Pal, Joseph L Bedont, Lydia Park, Brian Ho
The central extended amygdala (CEA) has been conceptualized as a 'macrosystem' that regulates various stress-induced behaviors. Consistent with this, the CEA highly expresses corticotropin releasing factor (CRF), an important modulator of stress responses. Stress alters goal-directed responses associated with striatal paths, including maladaptive responses such as drug seeking, social withdrawal, and compulsive behavior. CEA inputs to the midbrain dopamine (DA) system are positioned to influence striatal functions through mesolimbic DA-striatal pathways...
February 21, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220300/application-of-confocal-laser-scanning-microscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-amyloidosis
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Chiara Castellani, Marny Fedrigo, Anna Chiara Frigo, Mila Della Barbera, Gaetano Thiene, Marialuisa Valente, Fausto Adami, Annalisa Angelini
We analysed specificity and sensitivity of confocal laser microscopy (CLSM) on tissue sections for a diagnosis of amyloidosis, in an attempt to reduce technical errors and better standardise pathological diagnosis. We first set up a protocol for the use of CLSM on this type of specimen, using a group of 20 amyloid negative and 20 positive samples. Of all specimens, 2, 4 and 8-μm sections were cut. Sections were stained with Congo red (CR) and thioflavin-T (ThT) and observed by cross-polarised light microscopy (CR-PL), epifluorescence microscopy (CRF-epiFM and ThT-epiFM) and CLSM (CRF-CLSM and ThT-CLSM)...
February 20, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214425/favorable-cardiovascular-risk-factor-profile-is-associated-with-lower-healthcare-expenditure-and-resource-utilization-among-adults-with-diabetes-mellitus-free-of-established-cardiovascular-disease-2012-medical-expenditure-panel-survey-meps
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David I Feldman, Javier Valero-Elizondo, Joseph A Salami, Jamal S Rana, Oluseye Ogunmoroti, Chukwuemeka U Osondu, Erica S Spatz, Salim S Virani, Ron Blankstein, Michael J Blaha, Emir Veledar, Khurram Nasir
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Given the prevalence and economic burden of diabetes mellitus (DM), we studied the impact of a favorable cardiovascular risk factor (CRF) profile on healthcare expenditures and resource utilization among individuals without cardiovascular disease (CVD), by DM status. METHODS: 25,317 participants were categorized into 3 mutually-exclusive strata: "Poor", "Average" and "Optimal" CRF profiles (≥4, 2-3, 0-1 CRF, respectively). Two-part econometric models were utilized to study cost data...
February 9, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210179/corneal-biomechanics-in-normal-saudi-individuals
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Khalid Al-Arfaj, Sanaa A Yassin, Walaa Al-Dairi, Fatimah Al-Shamlan, Mohanna Al-Jindan
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine and relate corneal biomechanical metrics with demographic, tomographic and refractive data in healthy Saudi people. DESIGN: Prospective, cross-sectional, observational study. PARTICIPANTS: The study included 215 normal Saudi adult individuals. METHODS: Corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF), Goldmann-correlated intraocular pressure (IOPg) and corneal-compensated intraocular pressure (IOPcc) were measured by ocular response analyzer...
July 2016: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209423/constitutive-increases-in-amygdalar-corticotropin-releasing-factor-and-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-drive-an-anxious-phenotype
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Luis A Natividad, Matthew W Buczynski, Melissa A Herman, Dean Kirson, Christopher S Oleata, Cristina Irimia, Ilham Polis, Roberto Ciccocioppo, Marisa Roberto, Loren H Parsons
BACKGROUND: Corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) mediates anxiogenic responses by activating CRF type 1 (CRF1) receptors in limbic brain regions. Anxiety is further modulated by the endogenous cannabinoid (eCB) system that attenuates the synaptic effects of stress. In the amygdala, acute stress activates the enzymatic clearance of the eCB N-arachidonoylethanolamine via fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH), although it is unclear whether chronic dysregulation of CRF systems induces maladaptive changes in amygdalar eCB signaling...
January 13, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202248/possible-role-of-adrenoceptors-in-the-hypothalamic-paraventricular-nucleus-in-corticotropin-releasing-factor-induced-sympatho-adrenomedullary-outflow-in-rats
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Shoshiro Okada, Naoko Yamaguchi
AIMS: A functional interaction between the corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) system and noradrenergic neurons in the brain has been suggested. In the present study, we investigated the interrelationship between the central CRF-induced elevation of plasma catecholamines and adrenoceptor activation in the paraventricular nucleus of the hypothalamus (PVN) using urethane-anesthetized rats. MAIN METHODS: In rats under urethane anesthesia, a femoral venous line was inserted for infusion of saline, and a femoral arterial line was inserted for collecting blood samples...
February 9, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196066/cancer-related-fatigue-management-evaluation-of-a-patient-education-program-with-a-large-scale-randomised-controlled-trial-the-peps-fatigue-study
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A Bourmaud, A Anota, C Moncharmont, F Tinquaut, M Oriol, V Trillet-Lenoir, A Bajard, S Parnalland, C Rotonda, F Bonnetain, D Pérol, F Chauvin
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy of a patient educational program built according to guidelines that aims at reducing cancer-related fatigue (CRF). METHODS: Randomised controlled trial, multicentre, comparing a patient education program, vs the standard of care. Patients were adult cancer outpatients with any tumour site. The primary outcome was fatigue severity assessed with a visual analogical scale (VAS), between the day of randomisation and week 7. Secondary outcomes were fatigue assessed with other scales, health-related quality of life, anxiety and depression...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192133/global-fitness-levels-findings-from-a-web-based-surveillance-report
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Javaid Nauman, Lucas C Tauschek, Leonard A Kaminsky, Bjarne M Nes, Ulrik Wisløff
IMPORTANCE: Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) has shown to improve the classification beyond traditional risk factors and cumulative lifetime risk of death, however, there is no formal multicenter database that provides representative sample on a global scale to accurately interpret CRF measures. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to describe worldwide web-surveillance data of CRF. DESIGN: Cross-sectional population based study. SETTING: Data was collected through a web-based questionnaire, including questions on country and city of residence, ethnicity, level of education, age, gender and anthropometric data such as height, weight, waistline, and maximal and resting pulse rate, on a freely available webpage (www...
February 9, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181972/exercise-interventions-to-reduce-cancer-related-fatigue-and-improve-health-related-quality-of-life-in-cancer-patients
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Kelly Scott, Bobbie Posmontier
Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is the most common and debilitating side effect of patients receiving treatment of cancer. It is reported that 60% to 100% of patients will develop CRF as a result of the treatment or the cancer itself. The effects last for years posttreatment and lower overall quality of life. The purpose of this integrative review was to determine whether exercise interventions could reduce CRF and improve overall health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among selected cancer patients. Clinical Key, ProQuest Nursing and Allied Health Source, Cochrane Library, Mosby's Nursing Consult, and MEDLINE (Ovid) were the databases searched...
March 2017: Holistic Nursing Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178737/hiv-1-molecular-epidemiology-among-newly-diagnosed-hiv-1-individuals-in-hebei-a-low-hiv-prevalence-province-in-china
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Xinli Lu, Xianjiang Kang, Yongjian Liu, Ze Cui, Wei Guo, Cuiying Zhao, Yan Li, Suliang Chen, Jingyun Li, Yuqi Zhang, Hongru Zhao
New human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) diagnoses are increasing rapidly in Hebei. The aim of this study presents the most extensive HIV-1 molecular epidemiology investigation in Hebei province in China thus far. We have carried out the most extensive systematic cross-sectional study based on newly diagnosed HIV-1 positive individuals in 2013, and characterized the molecular epidemiology of HIV-1 based on full length gag-partial pol gene sequences in the whole of Hebei. Nine HIV-1 genotypes based on full length gag-partial pol gene sequence were identified among 610 newly diagnosed naïve individuals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176415/visceral-fat-is-associated-with-the-racial-differences-in-liver-fat-between-black-and-white-adolescent-boys-with-obesity
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SoJung Lee, Jennifer L Kuk
OBJECTIVE: We examined whether racial differences in liver fat are associated with the differences in abdominal fat distribution or cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF). METHODS: Participants included 57 black and white obese boys (12-18 years). Total and abdominal fat was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and magnetic resonance imaging, respectively. CRF was measured using a maximal graded treadmill test with the use of standard open-circuit spirometry techniques until volitional fatigue...
February 8, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174066/discovery-of-4-chloro-2-2-4-dichloro-6-methylphenoxy-1-methyl-7-pentan-3-yl-1h-benzimidazole-a-novel-crf1-receptor-antagonist
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Michiyo Mochizuki, Takuto Kojima, Katsumi Kobayashi, Etsuo Kotani, Yuji Ishichi, Naoyuki Kanzaki, Hideyuki Nakagawa, Teruaki Okuda, Yohei Kosugi, Takahiko Yano, Yuu Sako, Maiko Tanaka, Kazuyoshi Aso
Compound 1 exhibits potent binding inhibition activity against a corticotropin-releasing factor 1 (CRF1) receptor (IC50=9.5nM) and in vitro antagonistic activity (IC50=88nM) but is rapidly metabolized by human hepatic microsomes (182μL/min/mg). Here we identified metabolically stable compounds with potent CRF binding inhibitory activity. Structure-activity relationship (SAR) studies considering in vitro metabolic stability revealed that 4-chloro-2-(2,4-dichloro-6-methylphenoxy)-1-methyl-7-(pentan-3-yl)-1H-benzimidazole 24d was more stable in human microsomes (87μL/min/mg) than compound 1...
November 8, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170426/chronic-social-stress-in-pigs-impairs-intestinal-barrier-and-nutrient-transporter-function-and-alters-neuro-immune-mediator-and-receptor-expression
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Yihang Li, Zehe Song, Katelyn A Kerr, Adam J Moeser
Psychosocial stress is a major factor driving gastrointestinal (GI) pathophysiology and disease susceptibility in humans and animals. The mechanisms governing susceptibility to stress-induced GI disease remain poorly understood. In the present study, we investigated the influence of chronic social stress (CSS) in pigs, induced by 7 d of chronic mixing/crowding stress, on intestinal barrier and nutrient transport function, corticotropin releasing factor (CRF) signaling and immunological responses. Results from this study showed that CSS resulted in a significant impairment of ileal and colonic barrier function indicated by reduced transepithelial electrical resistance (TER) in the ileum and increased FD4 flux in the ileum (by 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168049/photorefractive-keratectomy-for-residual-myopia-after-myopic-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis
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Kamal A M Solaiman, Sameh M Fouda, Ashraf Bor'i, Haitham Y Al-Nashar
Purpose. To evaluate the safety, efficacy, and predictability of photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) on the corneal flap for correction of residual myopia following myopic laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). Patients and Methods. A retrospective study on eyes retreated by PRK on the corneal flap for residual myopia after LASIK. All eyes had no enough stroma after LASIK sufficient for LASIK enhancement. Data included spherical equivalent (SE), uncorrected and best corrected visual acuity (UCVA and BCVA), central pachymetry, corneal higher order aberrations (HOAs), corneal hysteresis (CH), corneal resistance factor (CRF), and corneal haze...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166122/determinants-of-bone-outcomes-in-adolescent-athletes-at-baseline-the-pro-bone-study
#15
Dimitris Vlachopoulos, Esther Ubago-Guisado, Alan R Barker, Brad S Metcalf, Ioannis G Fatouros, Alexandra Avloniti, Karen M Knapp, Luis A Moreno, Craig A Williams, Luis Gracia-Marco
PURPOSE: The determinants of areal bone mineral density (aBMD) and hip geometry estimates in adolescent athletes are poorly understood. This study aimed to identify the determinants of aBMD and hip geometry estimates in adolescent male athletes. METHODS: One hundred twenty one males (13.1±0.1 years) were measured: 41 swimmers, 37 footballers, 29 cyclists and 14 controls. Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) measured aBMD at lumbar spine, femoral neck (FN) and total body...
February 4, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164716/cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-muscle-strength-in-late-adolescence-and-long-term-risk-of-early-heart-failure-in-swedish-men
#16
Martin Lindgren, Maria Åberg, Maria Schaufelberger, David Åberg, Linus Schiöler, Kjell Torén, Annika Rosengren
Aims To investigate the association between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and muscle strength in late adolescence and the long-term risk of heart failure (HF). Methods A cohort was created of Swedish men enrolled in compulsory military service between 1968 and 2005 with measurements for CRF and muscle strength ( n = 1,226,623; mean age 18.3 years). They were followed until 31 December 2014 for HF hospitalization as recorded in the Swedish national inpatient registry. Results During the follow-up period (median (interquartile range) 28...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164167/neonatal-maternal-separation-increases-susceptibility-to-experimental-colitis-and-acute-stress-exposure-in-male-mice
#17
Isabella M Fuentes, Natalie K Walker, Angela N Pierce, Briana R Holt, Elizabeth R Di Silvestro, Julie A Christianson
Experiencing early life stress can result in maladjusted stress response via dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and serves as a risk factor for developing chronic pelvic pain disorders. We investigated whether neonatal maternal separation (NMS) would increase susceptibility to experimental colitis or exposure to acute or chronic stress. Male mice underwent NMS from postnatal day 1-21 and as adults were assessed for open field behavior, hindpaw sensitivity, and visceromotor response (VMR) to colorectal distension (CRD)...
December 2016: IBRO Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163860/refinement-of-intraocular-pressure-measurements-made-by-ocular-response-analyzer-following-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-using-m2-90-moria-microkeratome-for-egyptian-myopic-and-astigmatic-patients
#18
Tamer Adel Refai, Olfat A Hassanin
INTRODUCTION: The Goldmann applanation tonometer readings were noted to be markedly reduced after Lasik surgery using a thin flap technique which is widely used nowadays, to correct a wide range of myopia and astigmatism. The Ocular Response Analyzer (ORA) is considered one of the important tools for refinement of Intraocular Pressure (IOP) measurements. The aim of this study is to evaluate and refine ORA measurements for IOP changes post- M2 90 Moria microkeratome Lasik procedure for Egyptian myopic and astigmatic patients trying to aid in glaucoma diagnosis and management...
December 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162196/-comparison-of-the-effects-of-different-side-cut-angles-on-corneal-biomechanical-properties-after-femtosecond-laser-assisted-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis
#19
H Li, Y Wang, R Dou, L Wang, L L Xu, X J Li, J M Zhang
Objective: To evaluate the effects of side-cut angles on corneal biomechanical properties after femtosecond laser assisted-laser in situ keratomileusis (FS-LASIK). Methods: In this clinical control study, 97 right eyes of 97 patients with myopia and myopic astigmatism undergoing FS-LASIK surgery were included randomly. Two types of side-cut angles were designed for the flap, 90° in 48 eyes and 130° in 49 eyes. The values of corneal resistance factor (CRF), cornea hysteresis (CH) and 37 biomechanical waveform parameters were measured using the ocular response analyzer preoperatively and at 1 and 3 months postoperatively...
January 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162194/-analysis-on-corneal-deformation-and-corneal-biomechanical-changes-after-small-incision-lenticule-extraction
#20
Y L Huang, Y Wang, R Dou, S B Jin, L J Liu, H Li, P H Wei
Objective: To investigate biomechanical effects of central corneal thickness (CCT), and to explore the possible safe range for the tissue removal and percentage of tissue ablation (PTA) of small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). Methods: Clinical observational study. One hundred and eighty-seven cases (365 eyes) undergoing SMILE surgery were enrolled. Corneal hysteresis (CH) and corneal resistance factor (CRF) were measured before and after surgery by the ocular response analyzer (ORA). Linear regression of CH, CRF and CCT, and percentage of tissue ablation were calculated...
January 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
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