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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648083/temporal-signal-pattern-recognition-in-mass-spectrometry-a-method-for-rapid-identification-and-accurate-quantification-of-biomarkers-for-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-with-quality-assurance
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Alicia DiBattista, Nathan McIntosh, Monica Lamoureux, Osama Al-Dirbashi, Pranesh Chakraborty, Philip Britz-McKibbin
Mass spectrometry (MS)-based metabolomic initiatives that use conventional separation techniques are limited by low sample throughput and complicated data processing that contribute to false discoveries. Herein, we introduce a new strategy for unambiguous identification and accurate quantification of biomarkers for inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) from dried blood spots (DBS) with quality assurance. A multiplexed separation platform based on multisegment injection-capillary electrophoresis-mass spectrometry (MSI-CE-MS) was developed to provide comparable sample throughput to flow injection analysis-tandem MS (FIA-MS/MS), but with greater selectivity as required for confirmatory testing and discovery-based metabolite profiling of volume-restricted biospecimens...
June 25, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631161/the-role-of-eabr-with-intracochlear-test-electrode-in-decision-making-between-cochlear-and-brainstem-implants-preliminary-results
#2
Betul Cicek Cinar, Mehmet Yarali, Gamze Atay, Munir Demir Bajin, Gonca Sennaroglu, Levent Sennaroglu
The objective of the study was to discuss the findings of intraoperative electrically evoked auditory brainstem response (eABR) test results with a recently designed intracochlear test electrode (ITE) in terms of their relation to decisions of cochlear or auditory brainstem implantation. This clinical study was conducted in Hacettepe University, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery and Department of Audiology. Subjects were selected from inner ear malformation (IEM) database. Eleven subjects with profound sensorineural hearing loss were included in the current study with age range from 1 year 3 months to 4 years 3 months for children with prelingual hearing loss...
June 19, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599708/quantification-of-metabolites-in-dried-blood-spots-by-direct-infusion-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry
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Monique G M de Sain-van der Velden, Maria van der Ham, Johan Gerrits, Hubertus C M T Prinsen, Marcel Willemsen, Mia L Pras-Raves, Judith J Jans, Nanda M Verhoeven-Duif
Diagnosis and treatment of inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) require the analysis of a variety of metabolites. These compounds are usually quantified by targeted platforms. High resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS) has the potential to detect hundreds to thousands of metabolites simultaneously. A chip-based nanoelectrospray source (chip-based nanoESI) enables the direct infusion of biological samples. Major advantages of this system include high sample throughput, no sample carryover, and low sample consumption...
August 1, 2017: Analytica Chimica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593551/esophageal-motility-disorders-symptomatic-and-manometric-spectrum-in-punjab-northern-india
#4
Omesh Goyal, Monika Bansal, Ajit Sood
BACKGROUND: Data on the spectrum of esophageal motility disorders in Indian population are scarce. We aimed to study the symptomatic and manometric profile of patients with suspected esophageal motility disorders. METHODS: Consecutive patients with esophageal symptoms who underwent esophageal high-resolution manometry (HRM) from January 2010 to December 2014 were included in this retrospective analysis of prospectively acquired data. HRM was performed with 22-channel water-perfusion system and patients classified using Chicago classification v3...
June 8, 2017: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology: Official Journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584877/neocortical-chandelier-cells-developmentally-shape-axonal-arbors-through-reorganization-but-establish-subcellular-synapse-specificity-without-refinement
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André Steinecke, Ellie Hozhabri, Stephen Tapanes, Yugo Ishino, Hongkui Zeng, Naomi Kamasawa, Hiroki Taniguchi
Diverse types of cortical interneurons (INs) mediate various kinds of inhibitory control mechanisms to balance and shape network activity. Distinct IN subtypes develop uniquely organized axonal arbors that innervate different subcellular compartments of excitatory principal neurons (PNs), which critically contribute to determining their output properties. However, it remains poorly understood how they establish this peculiar axonal organization and synaptic connectivity during development. Here, taking advantage of genetic labeling of IN progenitors, we examined developmental processes of axonal arbors and synaptic connections formed by murine chandelier cells (ChCs), which innervate axon initial segments (AISs) of PNs and thus powerfully regulate their spike generation...
May 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540711/pcr-in-the-analysis-of-clinical-samples-prenatal-and-postnatal-diagnosis-of-inborn-errors-of-metabolism
#6
Laura Vilarinho, Célia Nogueira
Inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) are individually rare but collectively common. As more and more genes are cloned and specific disease-causing mutations are identified, the diagnosis of IEMs is becoming increasingly confirmed by mutation analysis. Diagnosis is important not only for treatment and prognosis but also for genetic counselling and prenatal diagnosis in subsequent pregnancies. A wide range of molecular methods is available for the identification of mutations and other DNA variants, most of which are based on the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540367/lived-lives-a-pavee-perspective-an-arts-science-community-intervention-around-suicide-in-an-indigenous-ethnic-minority
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Kevin M Malone, Seamus G McGuinness, Eimear Cleary, Janis Jefferies, Christabel Owens, Cecily C Kelleher
Background: Suicide is a significant public health concern, which impacts on health outcomes. Few suicide research studies have been interdisciplinary. We combined a psychobiographical autopsy with a visual arts autopsy, in which families donated stories, images and objects associated with the lived life of a loved one lost to suicide. From this interdisciplinary research platform, a mediated exhibition was created (Lived Lives) with artist, scientist and families, co-curated by communities, facilitating dialogue, response and public action around suicide prevention...
April 13, 2017: Wellcome Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526280/an-overview-of-medical-risk-factors-for-childhood-psychosis-implications-for-research-and-treatment
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Marianna Giannitelli, Angèle Consoli, Marie Raffin, Renaud Jardri, Douglas F Levinson, David Cohen, Claudine Laurent-Levinson
OBJECTIVE: Psychotic disorders in childhood and early adolescence often progress to chronic schizophrenia, but in many cases there are diagnosable medical and genetic causes or risk factors. We reviewed our clinical experience and the relevant literature to identify these factors and to define their clinical features, appropriate work-up and treatment. METHOD: We reviewed the results of comprehensive medical evaluations of 160 psychotic children and adolescents in our center...
May 16, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515550/communication-impairments-in-children-with-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-a-preliminary-study
#9
Shivani Tiwari, Divya Kallianpur, Kelly Ann DeSilva
PURPOSE: Inborn Errors of Metabolism (IEMs) are a group of complex genetic conditions, predominantly affecting the pediatric population. While the understanding and identification of various IEMs has significantly improved over recent times, not much is known about the communication disorders in this population. The present study focused on identification and profiling of communication impairments in children diagnosed with IEMs. METHODS: Data was obtained retrospectively from medical records of children visiting a tertiary care hospital over a period of ten years (2005 - 2014)...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511788/porous-structure-of-ion-exchange-membranes-investigated-by-various-techniques
#10
REVIEW
N Kononenko, V Nikonenko, D Grande, C Larchet, L Dammak, M Fomenko, Yu Volfkovich
A comparative review of various techniques is provided: mercury intrusion porosimetry, nitrogen sorption porosimetry, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)-based thermoporosimetry, and standard contact porosimetry (SCP), which allows determining pore volume distribution versus pore radius/water binding energy in ion-exchange membranes (IEMs). IEMs in the swollen state have a labile structure involving micro-, meso- and macropores, whose size is a function of the external water vapor pressure. For such materials, the most appropriate methods for quantifying their porosity are DSC and SCP...
May 9, 2017: Advances in Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505614/pulmonary-involvement-in-adult-patients-with-inborn-errors-of-metabolism
#11
Christel Tran, Frederic Barbey, Romain Lazor, Luisa Bonafé
Inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) are rare individually, but taken together, they affect 1 in 1,000 people. Most of the disease becomes apparent at the pediatric age; however, with the identification of late-onset forms, and with improved survival, several of these conditions may be found in adults of all ages. While the lung is not typically a primary site of clinical disease in patients with IEM, in some of them it can be a significantly affected organ with associated severe respiratory complications. Lung involvement can be a late- onset feature of a complex multisystemic disease, but sometimes it can also be the only manifestation of underlying IEM...
2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475749/ineffective-esophageal-motility-clinical-manometric-and-outcome-characteristics-in-patients-with-and-without-abnormal-esophageal-acid-exposure
#12
K P Shetler, S Bikhtii, G Triadafilopoulos
The etiology and clinical impact of ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) remain poorly understood. Unless gastroesophageal acid reflux (GERD) is identified, symptomatic patients with IEM are challenging to treat. We sought to determine whether any clinical or functional characteristics could distinguish those patients with IEM and either normal or abnormal esophageal acid exposure.In this retrospective cohort study, we identified 46 consecutive patients presenting with heartburn, and other GER symptoms who underwent clinical, endoscopic, and functional evaluation that included high-resolution manometry (HRM) and ambulatory pH monitoring...
June 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468868/diagnosing-childhood-onset-inborn-errors-of-metabolism-by-next-generation-sequencing
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Arunabha Ghosh, Helene Schlecht, Lesley E Heptinstall, John K Bassett, Eleanor Cartwright, Sanjeev S Bhaskar, Jill Urquhart, Alexander Broomfield, Andrew Am Morris, Elisabeth Jameson, Bernd C Schwahn, John H Walter, Sofia Douzgou, Helen Murphy, Chris Hendriksz, Reena Sharma, Gisela Wilcox, Ellen Crushell, Ardeshir A Monavari, Richard Martin, Anne Doolan, Senthil Senniappan, Simon C Ramsden, Simon A Jones, Siddharth Banka
BACKGROUND: Inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) underlie a substantial proportion of paediatric disease burden but their genetic diagnosis can be challenging using the traditional approaches. METHODS: We designed and validated a next-generation sequencing (NGS) panel of 226 IEM genes, created six overlapping phenotype-based subpanels and tested 102 individuals, who presented clinically with suspected childhood-onset IEMs. RESULTS: In 51/102 individuals, NGS fully or partially established the molecular cause or identified other actionable diagnoses...
May 3, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414327/a-novel-antibody-against-cancer-stem-cell-biomarker-dclk1-s-is-potentially-useful-for-assessing-colon-cancer-risk-after-screening-colonoscopy
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Shubhashish Sarkar, Vsevolod L Popov, Malaney R O'Connell, Heather L Stevenson, Brian S Lee, Robert A Obeid, Gurinder K Luthra, Pomila Singh
DCLK1 expression is critically required for maintaining growth of human colon cancer cells (hCCCs). Human colorectal tumors (CRCs) and hCCCs express a novel short isoform of DCLK1 (DCLK1-S; isoform 2) from β-promoter of hDCLK1 gene, while normal colons express long isoform (DCLK1-L; isoform 1) from 5'(α)-promoter, suggesting that DCLK1-S, and not DCLK1-L, marks cancer stem cells (CSCs). Even though DCLK1-S differs from DCLK1-L by only six amino acids, we succeeded in generating a monospecific DCLK1-S-Antibody (PS41014), which does not cross-react with DCLK1-L, and specifically detects CSCs...
April 17, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412083/elucidation-of-the-complex-metabolic-profile-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-using-an-untargeted-biochemical-profiling-assay
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Adam D Kennedy, Kirk L Pappan, Taraka R Donti, Anne M Evans, Jacob E Wulff, Luke A D Miller, V Reid Sutton, Qin Sun, Marcus J Miller, Sarah H Elsea
We sought to determine the molecular composition of human cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and identify the biochemical pathways represented in CSF to understand the potential for untargeted screening of inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs). Biochemical profiles for each sample were obtained using an integrated metabolomics workflow comprised of four chromatographic techniques followed by mass spectrometry. Secondarily, we wanted to compare the biochemical profile of CSF with those of plasma and urine within the integrated mass spectrometric-based metabolomic workflow...
April 9, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409271/unique-presentation-of-cutis-laxa-with-leigh-like-syndrome-due-to-echs1-deficiency
#16
S Balasubramaniam, L G Riley, D Bratkovic, D Ketteridge, N Manton, M J Cowley, V Gayevskiy, T Roscioli, M Mohamed, T Gardeitchik, E Morava, J Christodoulou
Clinical finding of cutis laxa, characterized by wrinkled, redundant, sagging, nonelastic skin, is of growing significance due to its occurrence in several different inborn errors of metabolism (IEM). Metabolic cutis laxa results from Menkes syndrome, caused by a defect in the ATPase copper transporting alpha (ATP7A) gene; congenital disorders of glycosylation due to mutations in subunit 7 of the component of oligomeric Golgi (COG7)-congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG) complex; combined disorder of N- and O-linked glycosylation, due to mutations in ATPase H+ transporting V0 subunit a2 (ATP6VOA2) gene; pyrroline-5-carboxylate reductase 1 deficiency; pyrroline-5-carboxylate synthase deficiency; macrocephaly, alopecia, cutis laxa, and scoliosis (MACS) syndrome, due to Ras and Rab interactor 2 (RIN2) mutations; transaldolase deficiency caused by mutations in the transaldolase 1 (TALDO1) gene; Gerodermia osteodysplastica due to mutations in the golgin, RAB6-interacting (GORAB or SCYL1BP1) gene; and mitogen-activated pathway (MAP) kinase defects, caused by mutations in several genes [protein tyrosine phosphatase, non-receptor-type 11 (PTPN11), RAF, NF, HRas proto-oncogene, GTPase (HRAS), B-Raf proto-oncogene, serine/threonine kinase (BRAF), MEK1/2, KRAS proto-oncogene, GTPase (KRAS), SOS Ras/Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor 2 (SOS2), leucine rich repeat scaffold protein (SHOC2), NRAS proto-oncogene, GTPase (NRAS), and Raf-1 proto-oncogene, serine/threonine kinase (RAF1)], which regulate the Ras-MAPK cascade...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389287/the-effect-of-revascularization-on-the-hemodynamic-profile-of-patients-with-infrarenal-aortic-occlusion
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Christos Argyriou, Efstratios Georgakarakos, George S Georgiadis, Nikolaos Schoretsanitis, Miltos K Lazarides
BACKGROUND: Patients undergoing revascularization for infrarenal aortic occlusion (IAO) have been reported to present improved survival rates compared to those treated conservatively. Aim of this study was to investigate the hemodynamic changes induced after revascularization for IAO, as expressed with pulse wave velocity (PWV), augmentation index (Aix), augmentation pressure (AP), and pulse wave reflection coefficient (RC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve patients underwent revascularization (9 aortobifemoral/aortobiiliac bypasses, 2 primary iliac stenting, and 1 hybrid procedure of unilateral aortoiliac stenting and crossover bypass)...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381558/gain-of-function-mutation-of-a-voltage-gated-sodium-channel-nav1-7-associated-with-peripheral-pain-and-impaired-limb-development
#18
Brian S Tanaka, Phuong T Nguyen, Eray Yihui Zhou, Yong Yang, Vladimir Yarov-Yarovoy, Sulayman D Dib-Hajj, Stephen G Waxman
Dominant mutations in voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 cause inherited erythromelalgia, a debilitating pain disorder characterized by severe burning pain and redness of the distal extremities. NaV1.7 is preferentially expressed within peripheral sensory and sympathetic neurons. Here, we describe a novel NaV1.7 mutation in an 11-year-old male with underdevelopment of the limbs, recurrent attacks of burning pain with erythema, and swelling in his feet and hands. Frequency and duration of the episodes gradually increased with age, and relief by cooling became less effective...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375482/clinical-and-manometric-characteristics-of-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease-and-esophageal-symptoms
#19
A Su, R Gandhy, C Barlow, G Triadafilopoulos
Dysphagia is a common problem in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD); its etiology is multifactorial and its management is challenging. In this retrospective cohort analysis using prospectively collected data, we aimed to objectively characterize dysphagia and/or other esophageal symptoms in patients with PD, assess the prevalence of outflow obstruction as well as major or minor disorders of esophageal peristalsis leading to impaired esophageal clearance and highlight objective parameters that can help in the current management algorithm...
April 1, 2017: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353532/acute-illness-protocol-for-fatty-acid-oxidation-and-carnitine-disorders
#20
Saud H Aldubayan, Lance H Rodan, Gerard T Berry, Harvey L Levy
Inborn errors of metabolism (IEMs) are genetic disorders that disrupt enzyme activity, cellular transport, or energy production. They are individually rare but collectively have an incidence of 1:1000. Most patients with IEMs are followed by a physician with expertise in biochemical genetics (metabolism) but may present outside this setting. Because IEMs can present acutely with life-threatening crises that require specific interventions, it is critical for the emergency medicine physicians, pediatricians, internists, critical care physicians, and biochemical geneticists to be familiar with the initial assessment and management of patients with these disorders...
April 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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