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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143596/genetic-testing-for-exercise-prescription-and-injury-prevention-ais-athlome-consortium-fims-joint-statement
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REVIEW
Nicole Vlahovich, David C Hughes, Lyn R Griffiths, Guan Wang, Yannis P Pitsiladis, Fabio Pigozzi, Nobert Bachl, Nir Eynon
BACKGROUND: There has been considerable growth in basic knowledge and understanding of how genes are influencing response to exercise training and predisposition to injuries and chronic diseases. On the basis of this knowledge, clinical genetic tests may in the future allow the personalisation and optimisation of physical activity, thus providing an avenue for increased efficiency of exercise prescription for health and disease. RESULTS: This review provides an overview of the current status of genetic testing for the purposes of exercise prescription and injury prevention...
November 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132523/pancreatitis-and-pancreatic-cancer
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REVIEW
Anne Walling, Robert Freelove
Most cases of acute pancreatitis are related to gallstones. More than 80% resolve within a few days. The diagnosis is based on upper abdominal pain, elevated lipase and/or amylase, and transabdominal ultrasound findings. Management requires early aggressive hydration, pain control, nutritional support, and monitoring for progression. Patients who develop hypovolemia, systemic inflammatory response, pancreatic necrosis, and organ failure have high mortality, risk of recurrence, and progression to chronic pancreatitis (CP)...
December 2017: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117839/fight-bite-injuries-aggressive-tendencies-associated-with-smaller-second-to-fourth-digit-ratio
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Cormac W Joyce, Andrew O' Regan, Jack L Kelly, Michael O' Shaughnessy
BACKGROUND: Fight bite injuries are typically sustained by young, combative males and are the direct consequence of an aggressive act. Second to fourth digit ratios (2D:4D) are dependent on prenatal androgen exposure and lower ratios have been shown to be linked to various psychological and physical traits, including aggression. The aim of this study was to examine the 2D:4D ratios in a cohort of patients with fight bite injuries and compare these to an age and gender-matched control group...
December 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089734/management-of-brain-abscess-changing-trend-and-experience-in-enugu-nigeria
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Chika Anele Ndubuisi, Samuel C Ohaegbulam, Wilfred C Mezue, Mark C Chikani, Sunday P Nkwerem, Ignatius I Ozor
BACKGROUND: Intracranial abscess remains a significant health-care problem. Its causes, diagnosis, treatment, and outcome are changing. AIM: This paper reviewed the demography, examined new trends, and compared outcomes with different treatment options. METHODOLOGY: Retrospective analysis of intracranial abscesses managed at Memfys Hospital, Enugu (2004-2014) and University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital (2009-2014). Patients were followed up for at least 6 months...
July 2017: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083352/injuries-of-the-trochanteric-region-can-analysis-of-radiographic-indices-help-in-prediction-of-recurrent-osteoporotic-hip-fractures
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Andrea Pellegrini, Fabrizio Tacci, Massimiliano Leigheb, Cosimo Costantino, Alessio Pedrazzini, Giuseppe Pedrazzi, Enrico Vaienti, Francesco Ceccarelli, Francesco Pogliacomi
OBJECTIVE: In a context of bone fragility, primitive and subsequent fractures are a growing problem in the industrialized countries where the mean age of the population is constantly increasing. Among the various factors that favor a fragility fracture, the most important is osteoporosis, a pathology that can be prevented through diagnostic screenings and treated by pharmacological and rehabilitative therapies. The aim of this study is to identify the subjects who are likely to have a higher risk of subsequent fractures of the trochanteric region through a retrospective radiographic evaluation of patients affected by low-energy trochanteric fractures and operated by intramedullary fixation between June 2013 and June 2015, so they can be targeted for prevention interventions...
October 18, 2017: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28978853/idiopathic-thrombosis
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Hiroko Tsuda
Idiopathic thrombosis involves a group of inherited thrombophilia predisposed to severe thrombosis of early onset and associated with an adverse outcome due to recurrence, and therefore, requires long-term anticoagulation therapy. The causative factors of a predisposition to thrombosis include immobility, dehydration, infection, surgery, injury, cancer, pregnancy, and estrogen use. The inherited deficiencies of antithrombin (AT), protein C (PC), and protein S (PS) are specified as "Specific Pediatric Chronic Diseases...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972878/role-of-nutrition-gene-polymorphism-and-gut-microbiota-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Lingbo Kong, Yu Lu, Siyu Zhang, Yuemin Nan, Liang Qiao
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most common liver disease in the world. The nutrients play important roles in the development and progression of NAFLD. High-calorie diet, especially the diet rich in saturated fatty acids and cholesterol, as well as sugary drinks with high fructose content, induces hepatic steatosis and triggers progression of steatohepatitis, fibrosis, and even hepatocellular carcinoma. Disordered micronutrient status and gut microbiota are also involved in the pathogenesis of NAFLD...
September 2017: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28950720/biomarkers-of-adverse-drug-reactions
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Daniel F Carr, Munir Pirmohamed
Adverse drug reactions can be caused by a wide range of therapeutics. Adverse drug reactions affect many bodily organ systems and vary widely in severity. Milder adverse drug reactions often resolve quickly following withdrawal of the casual drug or sometimes after dose reduction. Some adverse drug reactions are severe and lead to significant organ/tissue injury which can be fatal. Adverse drug reactions also represent a financial burden to both healthcare providers and the pharmaceutical industry. Thus, a number of stakeholders would benefit from development of new, robust biomarkers for the prediction, diagnosis, and prognostication of adverse drug reactions...
January 1, 2017: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936366/constitutive-and-stress-induced-expression-of-ccl5-machinery-in-rodent-retina
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D'Anne S Duncan, William M McLaughlin, Noah Vasilakes, Franklin D Echevarria, Cathryn R Formichella, Rebecca M Sappington
Signaling by inflammatory cytokines and chemokines is associated with neurodegeneration in disease and injury. Here we examined expression of the β-chemokine CCL5 and its receptors in the mouse retina and evaluated its relevance in glaucoma, a common optic neuropathy associated with sensitivity to intraocular pressure (IOP). Using quantitative PCR, fluorescent in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry and quantitative image analysis, we found CCL5 mRNA and protein was constitutively expressed in the inner retina and synaptic layers...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927525/alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency-genetic-variations-clinical-manifestations-and-therapeutic-interventions
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REVIEW
Younis Mohammad Hazari, Arif Bashir, Mudasir Habib, Samirul Bashir, Huma Habib, M Abul Qasim, Naveed Nazir Shah, Ehtishamul Haq, Jeffrey Teckman, Khalid Majid Fazili
Alpha-1-antitrypsin (AAT) is an acute phase secretory glycoprotein that inhibits neutrophil proteases like elastase and is considered as the archetype of a family of structurally related serine-protease inhibitors termed serpins. Serum AAT predominantly originates from liver and increases three to five fold during host response to tissue injury and inflammation. The AAT deficiency is unique among the protein-misfolding diseases in that it causes target organ injury by both loss-of-function and gain-of-toxic function mechanisms...
July 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923792/p2y2-nucleotide-receptor-prompts-human-cardiac-progenitor-cell-activation-by-modulating-hippo-signaling
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Farid G Khalafalla, Steven R Greene, Hashim Khan, Kelli Ilves, Megan M Monsanto, Roberto Alvarez, Monica Chavarria, Jonathan H Nguyen, Benjamin Norman, Walter P Dembitsky, Mark A Sussman
Rationale: Autologous stem cell therapy using human c-Kit(+) cardiac progenitor cells (hCPCs) is a promising therapeutic approach for treatment of heart failure (HF). However, hCPCs derived from aged HF patients with genetic predispositions and/or comorbidities of chronic diseases exhibit poor proliferative and migratory capabilities, which impairs overall reparative potential for injured myocardium. Therefore, empowering functionally compromised hCPCs with pro-regenerative molecules ex vivo is crucial for improving the therapeutic outcome in HF patients...
September 18, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903491/use-of-rat-primary-mesenteric-cells-for-the-prediction-of-pde4-inhibitor-drug-induced-vascular-injury
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Mark M Gosink, Robert E Chapin, Dean Wilkie, Scott Davenport, Steven W Kumpf, Bradley E Enerson, Christopher Houle, Petra Koza-Taylor, Todd A Wisialowski, Michael P Lawton
Drug-induced vascular injury (DIVI) in preclinical studies can delay, if not terminate, a drug development program. Clinical detection of DIVI can be very difficult as there are no definitive biomarkers known to reliably detect this disorder in all instances. The preclinical identification of DIVI requires detailed microscopic examination of a wide range of tissues although one of the most commonly affected areas in rats is the mesenteric vasculature. The reason for this predisposition of mesenteric arteries in rats as well as the exact mechanism and cell types involved in the initial development of these lesions have not been fully elucidated...
September 1, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900083/-the-effects-of-chronic-alcoholization-on-the-expression-of-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-and-its-receptors-in-the-brains-of-mice-genetically-predisposed-to-depressive-like-behavior
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D V Bazovkina, E M Kondaurova, A S Tsybko, A I Kovetskaya, T V Ilchibaeva, V S Naumenko
Brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF) plays an important role in mechanisms of depression. Precursor protein of this factor (proBDNF) can initiate apoptosis in the brain, while the mature form of BDNF is involved in neurogenesis. It is known that chronic alcoholization leads to the activation of apoptotic processes, neurodegeneration, brain injury, and cognitive dysfunction. In this work, we have studied the influence of long-term ethanol exposure on the proBDNF and BDNF protein levels, as well as on the expression of genes that encode these proteins in the brain structures of ASC mice with genetic predisposition to depressive-like behavior and in mice from parental nondepressive CBA strain...
July 2017: Molekuliarnaia Biologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880373/supernatants-and-lipids-from-stored-red-blood-cells-activate-pulmonary-microvascular-endothelium-through-the-blt2-receptor-and-protein-kinase-c-activation
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Christopher C Silliman, Marguerite R Kelher, Samina Y Khan, F Bernadette West, Nathan J D McLaughlin, David J Elzi, Kelly England, Jason Bjornsen, Susan A Kuldanek, Anirban Banerjee
BACKGROUND: Although transfusion is a lifesaving intervention, it may be associated with significant morbidity in injured patients. We hypothesize that stored red blood cells (RBCs) induce proinflammatory activation of human pulmonary microvascular endothelial cells (HMVECs) resulting in neutrophil (PMN) adhesion and predisposition to acute lung injury (ALI). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: Ten units of RBCs were collected; 50% (by weight) were leukoreduced (LR-RBCs) and the remainder was unmodified and stored in additive solution-5 (AS-5)...
September 6, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874066/the-role-of-the-accessory-malleolar-ossicles-and-malleolar-avulsion-fractures-in-lateral-ankle-ligament-reconstruction
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Matthew M Reiner, Jonathan J Sharpe
While it is well known that ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in the United States, predictive factors regarding failure of conservative treatment are not well known. There are many biomechanical and epidemiological factors that play a role in recurrence and failure of conservative treatment, but most cases are able to be treated with immobilization and/or rest, ice, elevation, physical therapy, and bracing. We propose that one important risk factor is often overlooked simply due to the fact that a vast majority of these cases resolve without the need for surgery...
September 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle Specialist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28863792/genetics-of-immune-mediated-glomerular-diseases-focus-on-complement
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REVIEW
Marina Noris, Giuseppe Remuzzi
The spectrum of immune-mediated glomerular diseases is wide, ranging from rare diseases with well-recognized genetic origins to more common and multifactorial diseases. Immune-mediated glomerular injury is complex and involves both the innate and the adaptive immune systems. In the past 20 years a huge effort has been undertaken to unravel the genetic basis of immune-mediated glomerular diseases. The discovery of abnormalities in genes encoding proteins of the alternative pathway of complement in more than 50% of patients with atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), and in approximately 20% of patients with membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN), has highlighted the role of this complement pathway in the pathogenesis of immune-mediated glomerular diseases...
September 2017: Seminars in Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856171/genetic-factors-in-tendon-injury-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Natalie H Vaughn, Hayk Stepanyan, Robert A Gallo, Aman Dhawan
BACKGROUND: Tendon injury such as tendinopathy or rupture is common and has multiple etiologies, including both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. The genetic influence on susceptibility to tendon injury is not well understood. PURPOSE: To analyze the published literature regarding genetic factors associated with tendon injury. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review; Level of evidence, 3. METHODS: A systematic review of published literature was performed in concordance with the Preferred Reporting Items of Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis (PRISMA) guidelines to identify current evidence for genetic predisposition to tendon injury...
August 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838626/are-pressure-injuries-related-to-skin-failure-in-critically-ill-patients
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Jake L Nowicki, Daniel Mullany, Amy Spooner, Tracy A Nowicki, Peta M Mckay, Amanda Corley, Paul Fulbrook, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND: Pressure injuries contribute significantly to patient morbidity and healthcare costs. Critically ill patients are a high risk group for pressure injury development and may suffer from skin failure secondary to hypoperfusion. The aim of this study was to report hospital acquired pressure injury incidence in intensive care and non-intensive care patients; and assess the clinical characteristics and outcomes of ICU patients reported as having a hospital acquired pressure injury to better understand patient factors associated with their development in comparison to ward patients...
August 21, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817413/actn3-r577x-polymorphism-is-associated-with-the-incidence-and-severity-of-injuries-in-professional-football-players
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Massidda Myosotis, Voisin Sarah, Culigioni Claudia, Piras Francesco, Cugia Paolo, Yan Xu, Eynon Nir, Carla M Calò
OBJECTIVE: The ACTN3 R577X gene variant results in the absence of the α-actinin-3 protein in ∼18% of humans worldwide and has been associated with athletic performance and increased susceptibility to eccentric muscle damage. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between ACTN3 R577X variant and indirect muscle disorders/injuries in professional football players. DESIGN: A case-control, genotype-phenotype association study. INTERVENTION: Two hundred fifty-seven male professional Italian football players (from Serie A, Primavera, Allievi, and Giovanissimi; age = 21...
August 16, 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807778/cervical-cord-canal-mismatch-a-new-method-for-identifying-predisposition-to-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Aria Nouri, Julio Montejo, Xin Sun, Justin Virojanapa, Luis E Kolb, Khalid M Abbed, Joseph Cheng
The risk for spinal cord injuries (SCIs) ranging from devastating traumatic injuries, compression due to degenerative pathology, and neurapraxia is increased in patients with congenital spinal stenosis. Classical diagnostic criteria include an absolute anteroposterior diameter of <12-13mm or a Torg-Pavlov Ratio of <0.80-0.82; however, these factors do not take into account the size of the spinal cord, which varies across patients independent of canal size. Recent large MRI studies of population cohorts have allowed newer methods to emerge that account for both cord and canal size by measuring a spinal cord occupation ratio (SCOR)...
August 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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