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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232256/prognosis-comparisons-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-with-thrombolysis-and-nonthrombolysis-therapy-a-retrospective-study-with-larger-sample-size
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Haojun Li, Yupeng Wu
: We compared the short-term, middle-term and long-term primary outcomes between thrombolysis and nonthrombolysis therapy in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients. Medical records were collected from patients suffered from AIS between 2010 and 2013 and allocated into either the intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (as rt-PA group) treatment, or non-rt-PA treatment group (as control group). The primary outcomes included a proportion of patients with favorable outcome [as defined with a modified Rankin Scale (mRS) of 0-1], functional independence (mRS of 0-2) or with bad outcome (mRS of 5-6) at 3, 6 and 12 months and the overall mortality...
December 11, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231773/molecular-imaging-of-autism-spectrum-disorder
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Brian Jaeho Hwang, Mona Adel Mohamed, James Robert Brašić
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a condition with onset in early childhood characterized by marked deficits in interpersonal interactions and communication and by a restricted and repetitive range of interests and activities. This review points out key recent findings utilizing molecular imaging including magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and nuclear neuroimaging techniques such as positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT). MRS indicates an excitatory/inhibitory imbalance in high-functioning autism...
December 12, 2017: International Review of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231609/-manual-acupuncture-versus-electroacupuncture-for-menopausal-syndrome-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#3
Caiyuzhu Wen, Yafei Liu, Xiaoli Pan, Zhen Mao, Li Zhou, Hongxing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical therapeutic effects and safety on menopausal symptoms between manual acupuncture (MA) and electroacupuncture (EA). METHODS: Fifty patients were randomized into an MA group (25 cases) and an EA group (25 cases). In the MA group, the regular needling technique and pseudo-EA were used at Guanyuan (CV 4), Zigong (EX-CA 1), Tianshu (ST 25) and Sanyinjiao (SP 6). In the EA group, the acupoints were the same as the MA group and stimulated with EA and pseudo-MA (no manipulation applied in treatment), with disperse-dense wave, 10 Hz/50 Hz, 0...
May 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231429/-comparison-between-manual-acupuncture-and-electroacupuncture-for-hot-flashes-and-sex-hormone-of-perimenopausal-syndrome
#4
Zhiliang Cao, Jian Tang, Yuting Xue, Qiong Wang, Saiqun Li, Youjun Zhou, Wei Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effect and differences sex the influence of hormone levels of perimenopau-sal syndrome patients between manual acupuncture and electroacupuncture (EA). METHODS: A total of 50 cases with perimenopausal syndrome were randomly assigned into an manual acupuncture group (27 cases) and an EA group (23 cases), and 1 case dropped in the EA group. The acupoints in the two groups were Guanyuan (CV 4), Zigong (EX-CA 1), Tianshu (ST 25), and Sanyinjiao (SP 6)...
March 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230527/lefty2-inhibits-endometrial-receptivity-by-downregulating-orai1-expression-and-store-operated-ca2-entry
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Madhuri S Salker, Yogesh Singh, Ruban R Peter Durairaj, Jing Yan, Md Alauddin, Ni Zeng, Jennifer H Steel, Shaqiu Zhang, Jaya Nautiyal, Zoe Webster, Sara Y Brucker, Diethelm Wallwiener, B Anne Croy, Jan J Brosens, Florian Lang
Early embryo development and endometrial differentiation are initially independent processes, and synchronization, imposed by a limited window of implantation, is critical for reproductive success. A putative negative regulator of endometrial receptivity is LEFTY2, a member of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β family. LEFTY2 is highly expressed in decidualizing human endometrial stromal cells (HESCs) during the late luteal phase of the menstrual cycle, coinciding with the closure of the window of implantation...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230507/evidence-for-regional-hippocampal-damage-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Sadhana Singh, Subash Khushu, Pawan Kumar, Satnam Goyal, Triptish Bhatia, Smita N Deshpande
PURPOSE: Schizophrenia patients show cognitive and mood impairments, including memory loss and depression, suggesting damage in the brain regions. The hippocampus is a brain structure that is significantly involved in memory and mood function and shows impairment in schizophrenia. In the present study, we examined the regional hippocampal changes in schizophrenia patients using voxel-based morphometry (VBM), Freesurfer, and proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H MRS) procedures. METHODS: 1H MRS and high-resolution T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging were collected in both healthy control subjects (N = 28) and schizophrenia patients (N = 28) using 3-Tesla whole body MRI system...
December 11, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230178/human-cardiac-31p-mr-spectroscopy-at-3-tesla-cannot-detect-failing-myocardial-energy-homeostasis-during-exercise
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Adrianus J Bakermans, Jason N Bazil, Aart J Nederveen, Gustav J Strijkers, S Matthijs Boekholdt, Daniel A Beard, Jeroen A L Jeneson
Phosphorus-31 magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P-MRS) is a unique non-invasive imaging modality for probing in vivo high-energy phosphate metabolism in the human heart. We investigated whether current 31P-MRS methodology would allow for clinical applications to detect exercise-induced changes in (patho-)physiological myocardial energy metabolism. Hereto, measurement variability and repeatability of three commonly used localized 31P-MRS methods [3D image-selected in vivo spectroscopy (ISIS) and 1D ISIS with 1D chemical shift imaging (CSI) oriented either perpendicular or parallel to the surface coil] to quantify the myocardial phosphocreatine (PCr) to adenosine triphosphate (ATP) ratio in healthy humans (n = 8) at rest were determined on a clinical 3 Tesla MR system...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229948/assessment-of-lipid-and-metabolite-changes-in-obese-calf-muscle-using-multi-echo-echo-planar-correlated-spectroscopic-imaging
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Rajakumar Nagarajan, Catherine L Carpenter, Cathy C Lee, Navin Michael, Manoj K Sarma, Raissa Souza, Edward Xu, S Sendhil Velan, Theodore J Hahn, Vay-Liang Go, M Albert Thomas
Obesity-related conditions including heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes are leading causes of preventable death. Recent evidence suggests that altered myocellular lipid metabolism in obesity may lead to increased insulin resistance (IR) that predisposes to these disorders. To test the hypothesis that muscles rich in type I vs. type II muscle fibers would exhibit similar changes in intramyocellular lipid (IMCL) and extramyocellular lipid (EMCL) content in obesity, we utilized a new four-dimensional multi echo echo-planar correlated spectroscopic imaging technique that allows separate determination of IMCL and EMCL content in individual calf muscles in obese vs...
December 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228382/long-term-neurological-and-radiological-results-of-consecutive-63-unruptured-anterior-communicating-artery-aneurysms-clipped-via-lateral-supraorbital-keyhole-minicraniotomy
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Kentaro Mori, Kojiro Wada, Naoki Otani, Arata Tomiyama, Terushige Toyooka, Satoshi Tomura, Satoru Takeuchi, Takuji Yamamoto, Yasuaki Nakao, Hajime Arai
BACKGROUND: Treatments for unruptured anterior communicating artery (AcomA) aneurysm have relatively high morbidity. OBJECTIVE: To assess the lateral supraorbital keyhole approach for safe and complete clipping of unruptured AcomA aneurysm and evaluate the long-term clinical and radiological outcomes, including cognitive and depressive status. METHODS: A total of 63 patients (aged 41-79 yr, mean 64 yr) with relatively small AcomA aneurysms clipped via the lateral supraorbital approach were retrospectively analyzed among the 105 AcomA aneurysms treated by clipping from 2005 to 2014...
December 7, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227292/association-of-hyperglycemia-systolic-and-diastolic-hypertension-and-hyperthermia-relative-to-baseline-in-the-acute-phase-of-stroke-with-poor-outcome-after-intravenous-thrombolysis
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Stefano Forlivesi, Nicola Micheletti, Giampaolo Tomelleri, Paolo Bovi, Manuel Cappellari
: In the acute phase of ischemic stroke, the trend of some physiological variables, such as blood glucose (BG), blood pressure, and body temperature (BT), might influence outcome. We aimed to assess the association of hyperglycemia, systolic and diastolic hypertension, and hyperthermia relative to baseline BG, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure and BT, respectively, in the first 12 h with poor outcome after intravenous thrombolysis (IVT). We conducted a retrospective analysis of data prospectively collected from 200 consecutive anterior ischemic stroke patients treated with IVT...
December 8, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227152/analysis-of-intra-and-extra-myocellular-lipids-in-the-multifidus-muscle-in-patients-with-chronic-low-back-pain-using-mr-spectroscopy
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Hiroyuki Takashima, Tsuneo Takebayashi, Izaya Ogon, Mitsunori Yoshimoto, Tomonori Morita, Rui Imamura, Mitsuhiro Nakanishi, Hiroshi Nagahama, Yoshinori Terashima, Toshihiko Yamashita
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the intra (IMCL) and extra-myocellular lipids (EMCL) concentration in the multifidus muscle (Mm) using MR spectroscopy (MRS) in patients with low back pain (LBP), and to evaluate the correlation between those lipid concentrations and age, obesity, atrophy of the Mm and LBP intensity. METHODS: Sixty LBP patients underwent routine diagnostic MRI of the lumbar spine before undergoing imaging for the study. Body mass index (BMI), as an indicator of obesity and visual analogue score (VAS), as an indicator of LBP were also measured...
December 11, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226637/the-value-of-mean-platelet-volume-for-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-cerebral-infarction
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Jiao-Long Wan, Zhi-Wei Ma
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to investigate the value of mean platelet volume (MPV) for prognosis of patients with acute cerebral infarction (ACI). METHODS: One hundred ACI patients and 80 healthy volunteers acting as healthy controls (HCs) were consecutively included in this study. Their baseline clinical and laboratory characteristics were extracted from an electroniccase system. ACI patients were followed for 90 days to collect the main study endpoints including poor prognosis, death due to cardiovascular causes, and the recurrence of stroke...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225285/evaluation-of-probiotic-and-prebiotic-like-effects-of-bacillus-subtilis-bn-on-growth-of-lactobacilli
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Masanori Horie, Taisuke Koike, Sakiko Sugino, Aya Umeno, Yasukazu Yoshida
The aim of this study was to determine the probiotic and the prebiotic-like properties of Bacillus subtilis BN, a spore-forming bacterium, also known as "natto-kin", which is used for making the Japanese fermented food, natto. We used the spores and vegetative cells of this strain and compared their effects on the growth of lactobacilli. Culture supernatant from B. subtilis BN was added to a glucose-free MRS medium used to culture lactobacilli. When lactobacilli were cultured in the supernatant-containing medium, growth was improved...
December 8, 2017: Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224744/low-versus-standard-dose-intravenous-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-an-updated-meta-analysis
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Huihui Liu, Huaguang Zheng, Yongjun Cao, Yuesong Pan, David Wang, Runhua Zhang, Shoujiang You, Xinmiao Zhang, Shuya Li, Xu Tong, Chun-Feng Liu, Yilong Wang
BACKGROUND: We performed a meta-analysis to compare the efficacy and safety between low- and standard-dose intravenous (IV) tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients within 4.5 hours of symptom onset. METHODS: We searched PubMed and EMBASE for relevant studies from inception to June1, 2017. Cohort or randomized controlled studies for AIS within 4.5 hours of symptom onset with comparison between low-dose and standard-dose tPA were included...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224573/brain-glutamate-in-medication-free-depressed-patients-a-proton-mrs-study-at-7-tesla
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Beata R Godlewska, Charles Masaki, Ann L Sharpley, Philip J Cowen, Uzay E Emir
BACKGROUND: The possible role of glutamate in the pathophysiology and treatment of depression is of intense current interest. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) enables the detection of glutamate in the living human brain and meta-analyses of previous MRS studies in depressed patients have suggested that glutamate levels are decreased in anterior brain regions. Nevertheless, at conventional magnetic field strengths [1.5-3 Tesla (T)], it is difficult to separate glutamate from its metabolite and precursor, glutamine, with the two often being measured together as Glx...
December 11, 2017: Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224114/coated-platelet-trends-predict-short-term-clinical-outcomeafter-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Bappaditya Ray, Vijay M Pandav, Eleanor A Mathews, David M Thompson, Lance Ford, Lori K Yearout, Bradley N Bohnstedt, Shuchi Chaudhary, George L Dale, Calin I Prodan
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is associated with high socio-economic burden. Prothrombotic states of early brain injury (EBI) and delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI) after aSAH determine morbidity and mortality. To understand how activated platelets might contribute to such prothrombotic states, we studied trends in coated-platelets during EBI and DCI periods. Serial blood samples from a prospective cohort of aSAH patients were collected and assayed for coated-platelet levels. Patient's coated-platelet level during post-hospital discharge follow-up served as an estimate of baseline...
December 9, 2017: Translational Stroke Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223496/multi-modal-imaging-investigation-of-anterior-cingulate-cortex-cytoarchitecture-in-neurodevelopment
#17
Natalie J Forde, Jilly Naaijen, David J Lythgoe, Sophie E A Akkermans, Thaïra J C Openneer, Andrea Dietrich, Marcel P Zwiers, Pieter J Hoekstra, Jan K Buitelaar
Multi-modal imaging may improve our understanding of the relationship between cortical morphology and cytoarchitecture. To this end we integrated the analyses of several magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and spectroscopy (MRS) metrics within the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). Considering the ACCs role in neurodevelopmental disorders, we also investigated the association between neuropsychiatric symptoms and the various metrics. T1 and diffusion-weighted MRI and 1H-MRS (ACC voxel) data along with phenotypic information were acquired from children (8-12 years) with various neurodevelopmental disorders (n=95) and healthy controls (n=50)...
December 6, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222905/premorbid-dietary-intake-of-protein-is-associated-with-early-outcomes-but-not-with-severity-of-ischemic-stroke
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Minhui Dai, Ling Tian, Wenjie Zi, Biyang Cai, Lulu Xiao, Keting Liu, Shuyu Zhou, Zhizhong Zhang, Wusheng Zhu, Fang Yang, Xinfeng Liu, Gelin Xu
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Dietary protein intake has been associated with reduced risk of stroke. This study aimed to examine the relationship between premorbid dietary intake of protein and both stroke severity and neurological outcomes in patients with acute ischemic stroke. METHODS AND STUDY DESIGN: Consecutive patients with first-ever ischemic stroke in Jinling Hospital were screened for eligibility of participation. A validated foodfrequency questionnaire (FFQ) was performed to collect necessary data for calculating pre-stroke dietary intakes...
2018: Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221968/clinical-study-of-intravenous-low-dose-recombinant-tissue-plasminogen-activator-for-acute-cerebral-infarction-comparison-of-treatment-within-3%C3%A2-hours-versus-3-4-5%C3%A2-hours
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Ichiro Deguchi, Norio Tanahashi, Masaki Takao
BACKGROUND: An intravenous recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA, alteplase .6 mg/kg) for acute cerebral infarction within 3 hours of onset was approved in Japan in 2005. The treatment window was subsequently extended to within 4.5 hours of onset. However, few Japanese studies have compared the efficacy and safety of rt-PA therapy between patients treated within 3 hours and patients treated within 3-4.5 hours. METHODS: This study included 323 patients who received rt-PA for acute cerebral infarction within 3 hours or 3-4...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221473/prevalence-of-somatic-and-urogenital-symptoms-as-well-as-psychological-health-in-women-aged-45-to-55-attending-primary-health-care-a-cross-sectional-study
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Lena Rindner, Gunilla Strömme, Lena Nordeman, Margareta Wigren, Dominique Hange, Ronny Gunnarsson, Gun Rembeck
BACKGROUND: Women's physical and mental ill-health such as stress-related symptoms, depression, pain, hypertension and urogenital health shows a marked increase around the ages 45-55 years. These women are an important group for Primary Health Care (PHC) due to their prevalent symptoms and illnesses. The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of somatic, psychological and urogenital symptoms in women aged 45-55 attending PHC and evaluate factors associated with severe symptoms...
December 8, 2017: BMC Women's Health
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