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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205199/heart-involvement-in-churg-strauss-syndrome
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Sigita Glaveckaite, Nomeda Valeviciene, Darius Palionis, Egle Kontrimaviciute, Eugenijus Lesinskas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201628/poor-physical-performance-predicts-future-onset-of-depression-in-elderly-people-pro-v-a-longitudinal-study
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Nicola Veronese, Brendon Stubbs, Caterina Trevisan, Francesco Bolzetta, Marina De Rui, Marco Solmi, Leonardo Sarton, Estella Musacchio, Sabina Zambon, Egle Perissinotto, Giovannella Baggio, Gaetano Crepaldi, Enzo Manzato, Stefania Maggi, Guiseppe Sergi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 15, 2017: Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194042/does-mmp-9-gene-polymorphism-play-a-role-in-pituitary-adenoma-development
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Brigita Glebauskiene, Rasa Liutkeviciene, Alvita Vilkeviciute, Loresa Kriauciuniene, Silvija Jakstiene, Egle Zlatkute, Abdonas Tamosiunas, Reda Zemaitiene, Paulina Vaitkiene, Dalia Zaliuniene
Purpose. To determine if the MMP-9 genotype has an influence on development of pituitary adenoma (PA). Methodology. The study enrolled n = 86 patients with PA and n = 526 healthy controls (reference group). The genotyping of MMP-9 was carried out using the real-time polymerase chain reaction method. Results. Our data demonstrated that the MMP-9 (-1562) C/C genotype was more frequent in PA group than in healthy controls (81.4% versus 64.6%, p = 0.002); C/C genotype was more frequently present in PA females compared to healthy control females, 81...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191907/anthropometric-parameters-and-the-incidence-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-older-people-the-pro-v-a-study
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Caterina Trevisan, Stefania Maggi, Chiara Curreri, Giovanni Nante, Marianna Noale, Marina De Rui, Egle Perissinotto, Leonardo Sartori, Sabina Zambon, Gaetano Crepaldi, Enzo Manzato, Giuseppe Sergi
BACKGROUND: Atrial fibrillation (AF) has been associated with body size and central obesity, but the impact of different anthropometric measures in this relationship has been inadequately investigated. HYPOTHESIS: In this study, we examined the association between baseline anthropometric parameters with the incidence of AF in older people, hypothesizing that body size could impact the onset of AF more than fat distribution. METHODS: Our study included 1764 participants with a mean age of 74...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174005/the-expression-of-cancer-stem-cell-markers-in-human-colorectal-carcinoma-cells-in-a-microenvironment-dependent-manner
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Vaidotas Stankevicius, Linas Kunigenas, Edvinas Stankunas, Karolina Kuodyte, Egle Strainiene, Jonas Cicenas, Narimantas E Samalavicius, Kestutis Suziedelis
Numerous lines of evidence support the hierarchical model of cancer development and tumor initiation. According to the theory, cancer stem cells play a crucial role in the formation of the tumor and should be targeted for more effective anticancer treatment. However, cancer stem cells quickly loose their characteristics when propagated as 2D cell culture, indicating that the 2D cell culture does not provide the appropriate settings to maintain an in vivo environment. In this study we have investigated the expression of self-renewal, cancer stem cell and epithelial to mesenchymal transition markers after the transfer of human colorectal carcinoma cell DLD1 and HT29 lines from 2D cell cultures to scaffold-attached laminin rich extracellular matrix and scaffold-free multicellular spheroid 3D culture models...
February 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170089/depdc5-mutations-in-familial-and-sporadic-focal-epilepsy
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Meng-Han Tsai, Chung-Kin Chan, Ying-Chao Chang, Yu-Tzu Yu, Shu-Ting Chuang, Wen-Lang Fan, Sung-Chou Li, Ting-Ying Fu, Wen-Neng Chang, Chia-Wei Liou, Yao-Chung Chuang, Ching-Ching Ng, Daw-Yang Hwang, Kheng-Seang Lim
Mutations in the disheveled, Egl-10 and pleckstrin domain-containing protein 5 (DEPDC5) gene have emerged as an important cause of various familial focal epilepsy syndromes. However, the significance of DEPDC5 mutations in patients with sporadic focal epilepsy has yet to be characterized. We studied a kindred of familial focal epilepsy with variable foci using whole exome sequencing. We subsequently studied a cohort of 293 patients with focal epilepsy and sequenced all exons of DEPDC5 using targeted resequencing...
February 7, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167500/mirnas-cooperate-in-apoptosis-regulation-during-c-elegans-development
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Ryan Sherrard, Sebastian Luehr, Heinke Holzkamp, Katherine McJunkin, Nadin Memar, Barbara Conradt
Programmed cell death occurs in a highly reproducible manner during Caenorhabditis elegans development. We demonstrate that, during embryogenesis, miR-35 and miR-58 bantam family microRNAs (miRNAs) cooperate to prevent the precocious death of mothers of cells programmed to die by repressing the gene egl-1, which encodes a proapoptotic BH3-only protein. In addition, we present evidence that repression of egl-1 is dependent on binding sites for miR-35 and miR-58 family miRNAs within the egl-1 3' untranslated region (UTR), which affect both mRNA copy number and translation...
February 6, 2017: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164725/applying-psycholinguistic-evidence-to-the-construction-of-a-new-test-of-verbal-memory-in-late-life-cognitive-decline
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Johannes Baltasar Hessler, David Brieber, Johanna Egle, Georg Mandler, Thomas Jahn
The construction of the German Auditory Wordlist Learning Test (AWLT) for the assessment of verbal memory in late-life cognitive decline was guided by psycholinguistic evidence, which indicates that a word's linguistic characteristics influence its probability of being learned and recalled. The AWLT includes four trials of learning, short and long delayed free recall, and a recognition task. Its words were selected with taking into account their semantic content, orthographic length, frequency in the language, and orthographic neighborhood size (the number of words derived by adding, subtracting, or replacing a single letter at a time)...
February 1, 2017: Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163247/measurement-of-cytotoxicity-and-irritancy-potential-of-sugar-based-surfactants-on-skin-related-3d-models
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Biao Lu, Yong Miao, Pascale Vigneron, Vincent Chagnault, Eric Grand, Anne Wadouachi, Denis Postel, Isabelle Pezron, Christophe Egles, Muriel Vayssade
Sugar-based surfactants present surface-active properties and relatively low cytotoxicity. They are often considered as safe alternatives to currently used surfactants in cosmetic industries. In this study, four sugar-based surfactants, each with an eight carbon alkyl chain bound to a glucose or a maltose headgroup through an amide linkage, were synthesized and compared to two standard surfactants. The cytotoxic and irritant effects of surfactants were evaluated using two biologically relevant models: 3D dermal model (mouse fibroblasts embedded in collagen gel) and reconstituted human epidermis (RHE, multi-layered human keratinocytes)...
February 3, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161362/ngf-dependent-axon-growth-and-regeneration-are-altered-in-sympathetic-neurons-of-dystrophic-mdx-mice
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Loredana Lombardi, Irene Persiconi, Alessandra Gallo, Casper C Hoogenraad, Maria Egle De Stefano
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a lethal disease, determined by lack of dystrophin (Dp427), a muscular cytoskeletal protein also expressed by selected neuronal populations. Consequently, besides muscular wasting, both human patients and DMD animal models suffer several neural disorders. In previous studies on the superior cervical ganglion (SCG) of wild type and dystrophic mdx mice (Lombardi et al. 2008), we hypothesized that Dp427 could play some role in NGF-dependent axonal growth, both during development and adulthood...
February 2, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151525/-horizons-and-perspectives-on-the-problem-of-non-responders-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Patrizia Carità, Egle Corrado, Gianluca Pontone, Antonio Curnis, Angela Nogara, Antonino Mignano, Massimo Verdecchia, Gianfranco Ciaramitaro, Salvatore Novo, Giuseppe Coppola
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) has been shown as a successful strategy in the treatment of patients with heart failure and electrical dyssincrony. However, a significant proportion of implanted patients fails to respond sufficiently or in a predictable manner. Consequently, non response to CRT remains a valuable problem in clinical practice. In order to improve CRT response and long-term clinical benefits, the proper evaluation of patient's global frialty, the technology improvement, the multimodality imaging approach and the use of simple and low cost electrographic parameters (to verify effective biventricular capture and QRS narrowing) could play a important role...
2017: Recenti Progressi in Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143867/pathological-complete-response-to-neoadjuvant-trastuzumab-is-dependent-on-her2-cep17-ratio-in-her2-amplified-early-breast-cancer
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Christian F Singer, Yen Y Tan, Florian Fitzal, Guenther G Steger, Daniel Egle, Angelika Reiner, Margaretha Rudas, Farid Moinfar, Christine Gruber, Edgar Petru, Rupert Bartsch, Kristina A Tendl, David Fuchs, Michael Seifert, Ruth Exner, Marija Balic, Zsuzsanna Bago-Horvath, Martin Filipits, Michael Gnant
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether pathological complete response (pCR) to neoadjuvant trastuzumab is dependent on the level of HER2 amplification. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 114 HER2-overexpressing early breast cancer patients who had received neoadjuvant trastuzumab were included in this study. Absolute HER2 and chromosome 17 centromere (CEP17) were measured by ISH analysis, and associations were examined between HER2/CEP17 ratio and tumor pCR status (commonly defined by ypT0 ypN0, ypT0/is ypN0, and ypT0/is)...
January 31, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137897/blood-brain-and-binocular-vision
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Egle Rostron, Mary Polly Dickerson, Gregory Heath
A man aged 51 years presented with sudden onset, horizontal, binocular, double vision and right facial weakness. Ocular motility examination demonstrated a right horizontal gaze palsy pattern in keeping with a one-and-a-half syndrome. Since this was associated with a concomitant, ipsilateral, lower motor neuron (LMN) facial (VIIth) cranial nerve palsy, he had acquired an eight-and-a-half syndrome. Diffusion-weighted MRI confirmed a small infarcted area in the pons of the brainstem which correlated with anatomical location of the horizontal gaze centre and VIIth cranial nerve fasciculus...
January 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133591/the-structural-origin-of-electron-injection-enhancements-with-fulleropyrrolidine-interlayers
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Hyunbok Lee, John C Stephenson, Lee J Richter, Christopher R McNeill, Eliot Gann, Lars Thomsen, Soohyung Park, Junkyeong Jeong, Yeonjin Yi, Dean M DeLongchamp, Zachariah A Page, Egle Puodziukynaite, Todd Emrick, Alejandro L Briseno
The orientation of the substituent groups in a new class of work function modification layers, based on functionalized fulleropyrrolidines, is measured and found to directly account for the sign of the work function change.
May 23, 2016: Advanced Materials Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105893/-it-will-get-even-better-preliminary-findings-from-a-trauma-focused-psychotherapy-effectiveness-study-reveal-false-positive-patients-long-term-outcome-expectations-after-the-treatment
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Evaldas Kazlauskas, Lina Jovarauskaite, Egle Mazulyte, Paulius Skruibis, Migle Dovydaitiene, Jonas Eimontas, Paulina Zelviene
BACKGROUND: There is considerable evidence that outcome expectations may predict psychotherapy outcomes. However, little is known about the long-term outcome expectations following the end of the treatment. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate patients' long-term outcome expectations after trauma-focused post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) psychotherapy in a single group effectiveness study. METHODS: Twenty participants with various traumatic experiences who completed the Brief Eclectic Psychotherapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (BEPP) and all the assessments were included into the study...
January 20, 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089741/inflammatory-myopathy-in-a-patient-with-aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome
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Birutė Tumienė, Norine Voisin, Eglė Preikšaitienė, Donatas Petroška, Jurgita Grikinienė, Rūta Samaitienė, Algirdas Utkus, Alexandre Reymond, Vaidutis Kučinskas
Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) is an inflammatory disorder belonging to the recently characterized group of type I interferonopathies. The most consistently affected tissues in AGS are the central nervous system and skin, but various organ systems and tissues have been reported to be affected, pointing to the systemic nature of the disease. Here we describe a patient with AGS due to a homozygous p.Arg114His mutation in the TREX1 gene. The histologically proven inflammatory myopathy in our patient expands the range of clinical features of AGS...
March 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054425/synergism-between-soluble-guanylate-cyclase-signaling-and-neuropeptides-extends-lifespan-in-the-nematode-caenorhabditis-elegans
#17
Rachel Abergel, Leonid Livshits, Maayan Shaked, Arijit Kumar Chatterjee, Einav Gross
Oxygen (O2 ) homeostasis is important for all aerobic animals. However, the manner by which O2 sensing and homeostasis contribute to lifespan regulation is poorly understood. Here, we use the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to address this question. We demonstrate that a loss-of-function mutation in the neuropeptide receptor gene npr-1 and a deletion mutation in the atypical soluble guanylate cyclase gcy-35 O2 sensor interact synergistically to extend worm lifespan. The function of npr-1 and gcy-35 in the O2 -sensing neurons AQR, PQR, and URX shortens the lifespan of the worm...
January 4, 2017: Aging Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050314/biocompatibility-study-of-lithium-disilicate-and-zirconium-oxide-ceramics-for-esthetic-dental-abutments
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Céline Brunot-Gohin, Jean-Luc Duval, Sandra Verbeke, Kayla Belanger, Isabelle Pezron, Gérard Kugel, Dominique Laurent-Maquin, Sophie Gangloff, Christophe Egles
PURPOSE: The increasing demand for esthetically pleasing results has contributed to the use of ceramics for dental implant abutments. The aim of this study was to compare the biological response of epithelial tissue cultivated on lithium disilicate (LS2) and zirconium oxide (ZrO2) ceramics. Understanding the relevant physicochemical and mechanical properties of these ceramics will help identify the optimal material for facilitating gingival wound closure. METHODS: Both biomaterials were prepared with 2 different surface treatments: raw and polished...
December 2016: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030838/livin-birc7-expression-as-malignancy-marker-in-adrenocortical-tumors
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Barbara Altieri, Silviu Sbiera, Silvia Della Casa, Isabel Weigand, Vanessa Wild, Sonja Steinhauer, Guido Fadda, Arkadius Kocot, Michaela Bekteshi, Egle M Mambretti, Andreas Rosenwald, Alfredo Pontecorvi, Martin Fassnacht, Cristina L Ronchi
Livin/BIRC7 is a member of the inhibitors of apoptosis proteins family, which are involved in tumor development through the inhibition of caspases. Aim was to investigate the expression of livin and other members of its pathway in adrenocortical tumors and in the adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) cell line NCI-H295R.The mRNA expression of livin, its isoforms α and β, XIAP, CASP3 and DIABLO was evaluated by qRT-PCR in 82 fresh-frozen adrenal tissues (34 ACC, 25 adenomas = ACA, 23 normal adrenal glands = NAG)...
February 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027104/critical-aspects-to-achieve-a-high-quality-melanoma-clinic
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Reinhard Dummer, Egle Ramelyte, Mitch Levesque, Simone M Goldinger, Ralph P Braun
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: With incidence of melanoma growing worldwide and new therapies prolonging the survival of patients with advanced disease, complex medical care is needed. RECENT FINDINGS: Best care of complicated melanoma cases is achieved in specialized referral centers. Aims to provide optimized melanoma therapy, best patient-reported treatment outcome, and successful clinical and translational research, necessitate a dedicated interdisciplinary team. SUMMARY: We report on critical aspects of the interaction between patients, medical care givers, clinical trial and biobanking teams, and emphasize the importance of interdisciplinary tumor boards...
March 2017: Current Opinion in Oncology
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