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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933415/association-between-gamma-glutamyltransferase-and-albuminuria-in-nondiabetic-adults-with-normal-renal-function
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Sun-Hye Ko, Myong Ki Baeg, Kyung-Do Han, Seung-Yeon Ko, Sae-Bom Shin, Seung-Hyun Ko, Yu-Bae Ahn
BACKGROUND: Serum gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) has been associated with albuminuria in diabetes patients, but it has not been investigated in the general population. We aimed to investigate the association between serum GGT and albuminuria in the nondiabetic Korean population with normal kidney function. METHODS: Study participants (3948; 1549 men and 2399 women) with an estimated glomerular filtration rate ≥60 mL/min/1.73 m(2) were analyzed from the fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2011)...
December 9, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933282/myocardial-perfusion-scintigraphy-dosimetry-optimal-use-of-spect-and-spect-ct-technologies-in-stress-first-imaging-protocol
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M Lecchi, S Malaspina, C Scabbio, V Gaudieri, A Del Sole
PURPOSE: Over the past decade, nuclear medicine experts have been seeking to minimize patient exposure to radiation in myocardial perfusion scintigraphy (MPS). This review describes the latest technological innovations in MPS, particularly with regard to dose reduction. METHODS: We searched in PubMed for original clinical papers in English, published after 2008, using the following research criteria: (dose) and ((reduction) or (reducing)) and ((myocardial) or (cardiac) or (heart)) and ((nuclear medicine) or (nuclear imaging) or (radionuclide) or (scintigraphy) or (SPET) or (SPECT))...
2016: Clinical and Translational Imaging: Reviews in Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933118/dynamics-of-native-oxide-growth-on-cdte-and-cdznte-x-ray-and-gamma-ray-detectors
#3
Jakub Zázvorka, Jan Franc, Lukáš Beran, Pavel Moravec, Jakub Pekárek, Martin Veis
We studied the growth of the surface oxide layer on four different CdTe and CdZnTe X-ray and gamma-ray detector-grade samples using spectroscopic ellipsometry. We observed gradual oxidization of CdTe and CdZnTe after chemical etching in bromine solutions. From X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy measurements, we found that the oxide consists only of oxygen bound to tellurium. We applied a refined theoretical model of the surface layer to evaluate the spectroscopic ellipsometry measurements. In this way we studied the dynamics and growth rate of the oxide layer within a month after chemical etching of the samples...
2016: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932951/high-pressure-induced-mtdna-alterations-in-retinal-ganglion-cells-and-subsequent-apoptosis
#4
Sheng-Hai Zhang, Feng-Juan Gao, Zhong-Mou Sun, Ping Xu, Jun-Yi Chen, Xing-Huai Sun, Ji-Hong Wu
Purpose: Our previous study indicated that mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) damage and mutations are crucial to the progressive loss of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in a glaucomatous rat model. In this study, we examined whether high pressure could directly cause mtDNA alterations and whether the latter could lead to mitochondrial dysfunction and RGC death. Methods: Primary cultured rat RGCs were exposed to 30 mm Hg of hydrostatic pressure (HP) for 12, 24, 48, 72, 96 and 120 h. mtDNA alterations and mtDNA repair/replication enzymes OGG1, MYH and polymerase gamma (POLG) expressions were also analyzed...
2016: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932749/-hemorrhage-from-an-angiographically-obliterated-arteriovenous-malformation-after-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-an-immunohistochemistry-study
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Saori Hamada, Daina Kashiwazaki, Tetsuhiro Kamo, Takahiro Tomita, Naoki Akioka, Naoya Kuwayama, Satoshi Kuroda
A 24-year-old woman was diagnosed with a cerebral arteriovenous malformation(AVM)in the right parietal lobe(Spetzler-Martin grade I). The AVM was treated with stereotactic radiosurgery and was observed to have completely disappeared 3 years after radiosurgery. At the age of 35 years, the patient complained of a headache, and was referred to our hospital. A plain CT scan demonstrated a large cyst with niveau formation in the right parietal lobe. Cerebral angiography identified no recurrence of AVM. However, contrast MRI revealed an enhanced lesion on the surface of the cyst...
December 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932674/metabolic-adaptations-in-skeletal-muscle-after-84-days-bed-rest-with-and-without-concurrent-flywheel-resistance-exercise
#6
José Maria Irimia, Mario Guerrero, Paula Rodriguez-Miguelez, Joan Aureli Cadefau, Per A Tesch, Roser Cussó, Rodrigo Fernandez-Gonzalo
As metabolic changes in human skeletal muscle after long-term (simulated) spaceflight are not well understood, this study examined the effects of long-term microgravity, with and without concurrent resistance exercise on skeletal muscle oxidative and glycolytic capacity. Twenty-one men were subjected to 84 days head-down tilt bed rest with (BRE; n=9) or without (BR; n=12) concurrent flywheel resistance exercise. Activity and gene expression of glycogen synthase, glycogen phosphorylase (GPh), hexokinase, phosphofructokinase-1 (PFK-1) and citrate synthase (CS), as well as gene expression of succinate dehydrogenase (SDH), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEFG), peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma coactivator-1 (PGC-1α) and myostatin, were analysed in samples from m...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932562/intraoperative-assessment-of-tumor-resection-margins-in-breast-conserving-surgery-using-18f-fdg-cerenkov-luminescence-imaging-a-first-in-human-feasibility-study
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Maarten Ruben Grootendorst, Massimiliano Cariati, Sarah Pinder, Ashutosh Kothari, Michael Douek, Tibor Kovacs, Hisham Hamed, Amit Pawa, Fiona Nimmo, Julie Owen, Vernie Ramalingam, Sweta Sethi, Sanjay Mistry, Kunal Vyas, David Tuch, Alan Britten, Mieke Van Hemelrijck, Gary Cook, Chris Sibley-Allen, Sarah Allen, Arnie Purushotham
RATIONALE: In early-stage breast cancer, the primary treatment option for the majority of women is breast-conserving surgery (BCS). There is a clear need for more accurate techniques to assess resection margins intraoperatively, as on average 20% of patients require further surgery to achieve clear margins. Cerenkov luminescence imaging (CLI) combines optical and molecular imaging by detecting light emitted by (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG). Its high-resolution and small size imaging equipment makes CLI a promising technology for intraoperative margin assessment...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932526/human-plasma-n-glycosylation-as-analyzed-by-maldi-fticr-ms-associates-with-markers-of-inflammation-and-metabolic-health
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Karli R Reiding, L Renee Ruhaak, Hae-Won Uh, Said El Bouhaddani, Erik B van den Akker, Rosina Plomp, Liam A McDonnell, Jeanine J Houwing-Duistermaat, P Eline Slagboom, Marian Beekman, Manfred Wuhrer
Glycosylation is an abundant co- and post-translational protein modification of importance to protein processing and activity. While not template-defined, glycosylation does reflect the biological state of an organism and is a high-potential biomarker for disease and patient stratification. However, to interpret a complex but informative sample like the total plasma N-glycome (TPNG), it is important to establish its baseline association with plasma protein levels and systemic processes. Thus far, large scale studies (n > 200) of the TPNG have been performed with methods of chromatographic and electrophoretic separation, which, while being informative, are limited in resolving the structural complexity of plasma N-glycans...
December 8, 2016: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932423/integrated-genomic-analysis-of-survival-outliers-in-glioblastoma
#9
Sen Peng, Harshil Dhurv, Brock Armstrong, Bodour Salhia, Christophe Legendre, Jeffrey Kiefer, Julianna Parks, Selene Virk, Andrew E Sloan, Quinn T Ostrom, Jill S Barnholtz-Sloan, Nhan L Tran, Michael E Berens
BACKGROUND: To elucidate molecular features associated with disproportionate survival of glioblastoma (GB) patients, we conducted deep genomic comparative analysis of a cohort of patients receiving standard therapy (surgery plus concurrent radiation and temozolomide); "GB outliers" were identified: long-term survivor of 33 months (LTS; n = 8) versus short-term survivor of 7 months (STS; n = 10). METHODS: We implemented exome, RNA, whole genome sequencing, and DNA methylation for collection of deep genomic data from STS and LTS GB patients...
December 8, 2016: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932305/scavenging-of-highly-reactive-gamma-ketoaldehydes-attenuates-cognitive-dysfunction-associated-with-epileptogenesis
#10
Jennifer N Pearson, Eric Warren, Li-Ping Liang, L Jackson Roberts, Manisha Patel
Cognitive dysfunction is a major comorbidity of the epilepsies; however, treatments targeting seizure-associated cognitive dysfunction, particularly deficits in learning and memory are not available. Isoketals and neuroketals, collectively known as gamma-ketoaldehydes are formed via the non-enzymatic, free radical catalyzed oxidation of arachidonic acid and docosahexaenoic acid, respectively. They are attractive candidates for oxidative protein damage and resultant cognitive dysfunction due to their formation within the plasma membrane and their high proclivity to form cytotoxic adducts on protein lysine residues...
December 5, 2016: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932108/donor-specific-antibodies-after-starting-hemodialysis-in-nonrenal-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-role-of-th17
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M L Agüera, A R Hurtarte, M A Álvarez de Lara, M D Aumente, A Carmona, J Carracedo, P Aljama, A Rodríguez Benot
BACKGROUND: Nonrenal transplantation could cause a progressive deterioration in renal function until need dialysis. It is important to know if these patients increased their risk to develop de novo donor-specific anti-HLA antibody (DSA) after starting hemodialysis (HD) and if so, try to find the mechanism. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this double-phase study, we first analyzed the incidence of development DSA in nonrenal transplant recipients after starting HD by a retrospective study...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932026/gene-environment-interactions-in-cortical-interneuron-development-and-dysfunction-a-review-of-preclinical-studies
#12
REVIEW
Lydia J Ansen-Wilson, Robert J Lipinski
Cortical interneurons (cINs) are a diverse group of locally projecting neurons essential to the organization and regulation of neural networks. Though they comprise only ∼20% of neurons in the neocortex, their dynamic modulation of cortical activity is requisite for normal cognition and underlies multiple aspects of learning and memory. While displaying significant morphological, molecular, and electrophysiological variability, cINs collectively function to maintain the excitatory-inhibitory balance in the cortex by dampening hyperexcitability and synchronizing activity of projection neurons, primarily through use of the inhibitory neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)...
December 5, 2016: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931341/ifn-promoter-polymorphisms-do-not-affect-quantiferon-tb-gold-in-tube-test-results-in-a-canadian-population
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S Kiazyk, L Larcombe, C Lopez, S Matyas, C Mesa, P Orr, J Juno, J Waruk, M Sharma, T B Ball
BACKGROUND: Several studies have shown polymorphisms within the interferon-gamma (IFN-) promoter influence cytokine expression. The interferon-gamma release assay (IGRA) relies on the ability to produce IFN- in response to tuberculosis (TB) specific antigens. This study determined the relationship between the IFN- +874 A/T promoter polymorphism and the performance of the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) test in an ethnically diverse Canadian population. METHODS: A total of 190 participants were categorised into three groups based on history of and exposure to TB: active TB (n = 55), TB exposed (n = 55) and presumably TB unexposed controls (n = 80)...
December 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931340/utility-of-the-quantiferon-tb-gold-in-tube-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-moroccan-children
#14
S El Azbaoui, A Sabri, S Ouraini, A Hassani, A Asermouh, A Agadr, R Abilkassem, N Dini, M Kmari, A Akhaddar, Z Laktati, S Aieche, N El Hafidi, F Ben Brahim, A A Bousfiha, F Ailal, C Deswarte, E Schurr, L Amar, J Bustamante, S Boisson-Dupuis, J L Casanova, L Abel, J El Baghdadi
SETTING: The utility of interferon-gamma release assays (IGRAs), such as the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) test, in diagnosing active tuberculosis (TB) in children is unclear and depends on the epidemiological setting. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of QFT-GIT for TB diagnosis in children living in Morocco, an intermediate TB incidence country with high bacille Calmette-Gurin vaccination coverage. DESIGN: We prospectively recruited 109 Moroccan children hospitalised for clinically suspected TB, all of whom were tested using QFT-GIT...
December 2016: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931306/idiopathic-cd4-lymphocytopenia
#15
Joel P Brooks, Gisoo Ghaffari
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic CD4 lymphocytopenia (ICL) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology. Diagnostic criteria include a persistent CD4 T-cell lymphopenia with no underlying primary or secondary immune deficiencies and a CD4 T-cell count of 300 cells/mL or 20% total lymphocyte on multiple occasions. OBJECTIVE: To increase awareness of ICL and to provide a review of the clinical characteristics, diagnosis, and management of this disease process. Presently, many of these patients receive prophylactic treatment similar to other T-cell deficient conditions, most notably patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome; however, the same indications may not necessarily apply to this patient population because the T cells are not affected by a virus as in HIV...
November 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931275/serum-tryptase-level-and-inflammatory-markers-in-exhaled-breath-condensate-of-children-with-exercise-induced-symptoms
#16
Iwona Stelmach, Magdalena Zaczeniuk, Anna Sztafiska, Pawe Majak, Joanna Jerzyska, Anna Kuklinska-Pijanka, Wlodzimierz Stelmach
BACKGROUND: The pathogenesis of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) is poorly understood. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the biomarkers concentration in exhaled breath condensate (EBC) in schoolchildren with postexercise symptoms. We also evaluated changes in fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) value and the serum tryptase level after exercise. METHODS: One hundred children with postexercise symptoms were included. Methacholine challenge testing (MCT) was performed at visit 2, and exercise challenge testing (ECT) was performed at visit 3...
September 2016: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931147/neural-communication-through-theta-gamma-cross-frequency-coupling-in-a-bistable-motion-perception-task
#17
Abolfazl Alipour, Azadeh Mojdehfarahbakhsh, Ashkan Tavakolian, Taha Morshedzadeh, Maedeh Asadi, Alireza Mehdizadeh, Mohammad Nami
Functional significance of the neural oscillations has been debated since long. In particular, oscillations have been suggested to play a major role in formation of communication channels between brain regions. It has been previously suggested that gamma coherence increases during communication between hemispheres when subjects perceive a horizontal motion in Stroboscopic Alternative Motion (SAM) stimulus. In addition, disruption of this coherence may change the horizontal perception of SAM. In this study, we investigated the changes of Cross-Frequency Coupling (CFC) in EEG signals from parietal and occipital cortices during horizontal and vertical perception of SAM...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Integrative Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931054/-tb-screening-of-pregnant-women-in-accordance-with-the-german-protection-against-infection-act
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Pregnant women should be tested with immune tests for tuberculosis when they undergo TB screening according to the German Infectious Diseases Protection Act. Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) should be the priority tests used for pregnant refugees and asylum seekers, especially when migrating from high incidence countries (> 20 cases/100.000 population according to the ECDC) or when they fled from crisis regions; positive tuberculin skin tests should be veryfied with IGRA. Once immunological tests are suggesting a latent tuberculosis infection it should be considered that pregnant women have an increased risk of developing active tuberculosis with potential health threats for the unborn child...
December 2016: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930978/mechanism-of-action-and-effect-of-immune-modulating-agents-in-the-treatment-of-psoriasis
#19
Rehab M El-Gharabawy, Amira S Ahmed, Amal H Al-Najjar
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this work is to study the possible mechanisms through which different immune-modulating agents can produce their beneficial effects on treatment of psoriasis and to determine whether the supplementation of these agents for psoriasis patients induces regression of psoriasis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: One hundred fifty participants were included in this study. The participants were divided into five groups: 1. Normal control group, 2. Psoriasis patients not taking any treatment, 3...
December 5, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930944/high-throughput-sequencing-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-follow-up-of-minimal-residual-disease-and-emergence-of-new-clones
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Mikaël Salson, Mathieu Giraud, Aurélie Caillault, Nathalie Grardel, Nicolas Duployez, Yann Ferret, Marc Duez, Ryan Herbert, Tatiana Rocher, Shéhérazade Sebda, Sabine Quief, Céline Villenet, Martin Figeac, Claude Preudhomme
Minimal residual disease (MRD) is known to be an independent prognostic factor in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). High-throughput sequencing (HTS) is currently used in routine practice for the diagnosis and follow-up of patients with hematological neoplasms. In this retrospective study, we examined the role of immunoglobulin/T-cell receptor-based MRD in patients with ALL by HTS analysis of immunoglobulin H and/or T-cell receptor gamma chain loci in bone marrow samples from 11 patients with ALL, at diagnosis and during follow-up...
November 21, 2016: Leukemia Research
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