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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930594/lipid-metabolism-and-transport-define-longevity-of-the-yeast-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#1
Darya Mitrofanova, Pamela Dakik, Melissa McAuley, Younes Medkour, Karamat Mohammad, Vladimir I Titorenko
Emergent evidence indicates that certain aspects of lipid synthesis, degradation and interorganellar transport play essential roles in modulating the pace of cellular aging in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. The molecular mechanisms underlying the vital roles of lipid metabolism and transport in defining yeast longevity have begun to emerge. The scope of this review is to critically analyze recent progress in understanding such mechanisms.
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930561/immune-ligands-for-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-ctls-in-cancer-stem-cells-cscs
#2
Ioannis A Voutsadakis
   The immune system has come to the forefront of cancer therapeutics in recent years with the success of immune blockade inhibitors in a variety of cancers whose list is increasing with a quick pace. Despite the efficacy of these drugs across a significant part of the cancer spectrum, responses are still seen only in a minority of patients, that implies that most patients are refractory or promptly develop resistance to these agents. Mechanisms of this resistance are important to decipher as this knowledge may lead to the introduction of additional therapies or manipulations to modulate resistance...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929897/new-technology-and-the-chain-of-safety
#3
Rob Martell, Jason T Macartney, Danielle Portnik
Healthcare is currently experiencing an exponential growth in medical technology but it has not kept pace with similar industries such as the airline industry. New technology has the potential to improve patient safety, but if the introduction of new technology into the healthcare setting is not coordinated in a thoughtful, proactive manner, there may be weak links in the chain of safety that may expose risks for patients. We describe three concepts that represent this chain of safety. We suggest that these are shared among all leadership and frontline staff and that these concepts require their full attention and investment in order to keep the chain of safety intact and avoid a single weak link in implementing new technology...
January 2017: Healthcare Management Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929393/electrophysiological-characteristics-of-the-rat-azygos-vein-under-electrical-pacing-and-adrenergic-stimulation
#4
Alexandra D Ivanova, Vlad S Kuzmin
Rodent thoracic veins are characterized by an extended myocardial coating. In the present study, the electrical activity in the cardiac tissue of the rat azygos vein (AZV) was investigated for the first time. The atrial-like action potentials (AP) and atrial-like conduction of the excitation were observed in the rat AZV under continuous electrical pacing. Termination of electrical pacing resulted in spontaneous positive shift of resting membrane potential (RMP) in AZV. Boradrenaline induced biphasic effects on RMP in all quiescent AZV preparations but only in 25% preparations-bursts of spontaneous AP, which were suppressed by both α- and β-adrenoreceptor antagonists...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928960/the-relationship-between-mucosal-immunity-nasopharyngeal-carriage-asymptomatic-transmission-and-the-resurgence-of-bordetella-pertussis
#5
REVIEW
Christopher Gill, Pejman Rohani, Donald M Thea
The incidence of whooping cough in the US has been rising slowly since the 1970s, but the pace of this has accelerated sharply since acellular pertussis vaccines replaced the earlier whole cell vaccines in the late 1990s. A similar trend occurred in many other countries, including the UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and Spain, following the switch to acellular vaccines. The key question is why. Two leading theories (short duration of protective immunologic persistence and evolutionary shifts in the pathogen to evade the vaccine) explain some but not all of these shifts, suggesting that other factors may also be important...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928686/on-the-nature-of-clitics-and-their-sensitivity-to-number-attraction-effects
#6
Mikel Santesteban, Adam Zawiszewski, Kepa Erdocia, Itziar Laka
Pronominal dependencies have been shown to be more resilient to attraction effects than subject-verb agreement. We use this phenomenon to investigate whether antecedent-clitic dependencies in Spanish are computed like agreement or like pronominal dependencies. In Experiment 1, an acceptability judgment self-paced reading task was used. Accuracy data yielded reliable attraction effects in both grammatical and ungrammatical sentences, only in singular (but not plural) clitics. Reading times did not show reliable attraction effects...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928601/early-right-ventricular-apical-pacing-induced-gene-expression-alterations-are-associated-with-deterioration-of-left-ventricular-systolic-function
#7
Haiyan Xu, Xiongwei Xie, Jiangjin Li, Yuanyuan Zhang, Changsong Xu, Jing Yang
The chronic high-dose right ventricular apical (RVA) pacing may have deleterious effects on left ventricular (LV) systolic function. We hypothesized that the expression changes of genes regulating cardiomyocyte energy metabolism and contractility were associated with deterioration of LV function in patients who underwent chronic RVA pacing. Sixty patients with complete atrioventricular block and preserved ejection fraction (EF) who underwent pacemaker implantation were randomly assigned to either RVA pacing (n = 30) group or right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT) pacing (n = 30) group...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928472/a-high-conductance-chemo-optogenetic-system-based-on-the-vertebrate-channel-trpa1b
#8
Pui-Ying Lam, Suresh K Mendu, Robert W Mills, Baohui Zheng, Hugo Padilla, David J Milan, Bimal N Desai, Randall T Peterson
Optogenetics is a powerful research approach that allows localized optical modulation of selected cells within an animal via the expression of genetically encoded photo-excitable ion channels. Commonly used optogenetic techniques rely on the expression of microbial opsin variants, which have many excellent features but suffer from various degrees of blue spectral overlap and limited channel conductance. Here, we expand the optogenetics toolbox in the form of a tunable, high-conductance vertebrate cation channel, zTrpa1b, coupled with photo-activated channel ligands, such as optovin and 4g6...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928357/successful-dual-kidney-transplantation-after-hypothermic-oxygenated-perfusion-of-discarded-human-kidneys
#9
Matteo Ravaioli, Vanessa De Pace, Giorgia Comai, Marco Busutti, Massimo Del Gaudio, Annalisa Amaduzzi, Alessandro Cucchetti, Antonio Siniscalchi, Gaetano La Manna, Antonietta A D D'Errico, Antonio Daniele Pinna
BACKGROUND The recovery of discarded human kidneys has increased in recent years and impels to use of unconventional organ preservation strategies that improve graft function. We report the first case of human kidneys histologically discarded and transplanted after hypothermic oxygenated perfusion (HOPE). CASE REPORT Marginal kidneys from a 78-year-old woman with brain death were declined by Italian transplant centers due to biopsy score (right kidney: 6; left kidney: 7). We recovered and preserved both kidneys through HOPE and we revaluated their use for transplantation by means of perfusion parameters...
September 20, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928053/development-of-correction-formula-for-field-potential-duration-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-derived-cardiomyocytes-sheets
#10
Hiroko Izumi-Nakaseko, Yasunari Kanda, Yuji Nakamura, Mihoko Hagiwara-Nagasawa, Takeshi Wada, Kentaro Ando, Atsuhiko T Naito, Yuko Sekino, Atsushi Sugiyama
Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs) have been used in many studies to assess proarrhythmic risks of chemical compounds. In those studies, field potential durations (FPD) of hiPSC-CMs have been corrected by clinically used Fridericia's and/or Bazett's formulae, however, the rationale for the use of these formulae has not been well established. In the present study, we developed a correction formula for experiments using hiPSC-CMs. First, we analyzed the effect of beating rate on FPD in the hiPSC-CMs sheets with electrical stimuli and a HCN channel inhibitor zatebradine...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928045/the-electrocardiographic-triangular-qrs-st-t-waveform-pattern-in-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-incidence-pathophysiology-and-clinical-implications
#11
Alberto Cipriani, Gianpiero D'Amico, Giulia Brunello, Martina Perazzolo Marra, Federico Migliore, Luisa Cacciavillani, Giuseppe Tarantini, Barbara Bauce, Sabino Iliceto, Domenico Corrado, Alessandro Zorzi
BACKGROUND: A specific ECG pattern of presentation of ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI), characterized by "triangular QRS-ST-T waveform" (TW), has been associated with poor in-hospital prognosis but longitudinal data on its incidence and clinical impact are lacking. We prospectively evaluated the incidence and prognostic meaning of the TW pattern in a cohort of consecutive STEMI patients. METHODS: All STEMI patients who presented within 12h of symptoms onset and showed no complete bundle branch block or paced ventricular rhythm were included...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927952/determining-the-glomerular-filtration-rate-an-overview
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Elke Schaeffner
Correct determination of glomerular filtration rate (GFR) as an indicator of kidney function bears great importance because clinical decision-making depends on it at many occasions. During the last years, a huge body of literature has been published on estimation and measurement of GFR. The increasing pace with which novel estimation formulae, current and newer biomarkers, assay standardization procedures as well as invasive measurement methods of GFR were published, has been overwhelming for many clinicians...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927466/goleman-s-leadership-styles-at-different-hierarchical-levels-in-medical-education
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Anurag Saxena, Loni Desanghere, Kent Stobart, Keith Walker
BACKGROUND: With current emphasis on leadership in medicine, this study explores Goleman's leadership styles of medical education leaders at different hierarchical levels and gain insight into factors that contribute to the appropriateness of practices. METHODS: Forty two leaders (28 first-level with limited formal authority, eight middle-level with wider program responsibility and six senior- level with higher organizational authority) rank ordered their preferred Goleman's styles and provided comments...
September 19, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927350/test-retest-reliability-of-the-tekscan%C3%A2-f-scan%C3%A2-7-in-shoe-plantar-pressure-system-during-treadmill-walking-in-healthy-recreationally-active-individuals
#14
Kyle Patrick, Luke Donovan
In-shoe plantar pressure systems are commonly used in clinical and research settings to assess foot function during functional tasks. Recently, Tekscan® has updated their F-Scan® in-shoe plantar pressure system; however, this system's test-retest reliability has not been established. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the test-retest reliability of the F-Scan® 7 system in recreationally active individuals during treadmill walking. Seventeen healthy adults completed 2 sessions of treadmill walking...
September 20, 2017: Sports Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927205/rare-neurosurgical-complications-of-epidural-injections-an-8-yr-single-institution-experience
#15
Gabriel A Smith, Jonathan Pace, Madeleine Strohl, Anand Kaul, Salim Hayek, Jonathan P Miller
BACKGROUND: Neurosurgical complications from epidural injections have rarely been reported. OBJECTIVE: To define the spectrum of complications from these procedures in order to identify risk factors and strategies for prevention. METHODS: A prospectively maintained database of 14 247 neurosurgical admissions over 8 yr was screened to identify patients who had suffered procedural complications associated with 1182 cervical and 4617 lumbar interlaminar epidural injection procedures performed at a single institution...
April 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926815/cognitive-function-and-walking-velocity-in-people-with-dementia-a-comparison-of-backward-and-forward-walking
#16
Hanna Johansson, Lillemor Lundin-Olsson, Håkan Littbrand, Yngve Gustafson, Erik Rosendahl, Annika Toots
How forward and backward walking, both central to everyday life, relate to cognition are relatively unexplored in people with dementia. This study aimed to investigate if forward and backward walking velocity respectively, associated with global cognition and executive function in people with dementia, and whether the association differed according to walking aid use or dementia type. Using a cross-sectional design, 161 participants (77% women), a mean Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) score of 15, and mean age of 85...
September 9, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926670/effect-of-an-age-simulation-suit-on-younger-adults-gait-performance-compared-to-older-adults-normal-gait
#17
Andreas Lauenroth, Stephan Schulze, Anestis Ioannidis, Andreas Simm, Rene Schwesig
Age simulation suits are used to demonstrate typical physical impairments of older age (e.g., strength and sensory losses) in younger individuals. The purpose of the current study was to describe gait performance in different age groups while wearing an age simulation suit. A total of 178 participants ages 18 to 85 (mean age = 50.4 years, SD = 16.4 years) were assigned according to their age decade to four groups with (ages 18 to 59) and two groups without (ages 60 to 85) the aging suit. Gait performance was measured with a gait analysis system (GAITRite(®)) while walking at a self-chosen pace...
September 1, 2017: Research in Gerontological Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925639/corticosteroid-injections-ineffective-for-knee-osteoarthritis
#18
Emma J Pace
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924606/active-pacific-meridional-overturning-circulation-pmoc-during-the-warm-pliocene
#19
Natalie J Burls, Alexey V Fedorov, Daniel M Sigman, Samuel L Jaccard, Ralf Tiedemann, Gerald H Haug
An essential element of modern ocean circulation and climate is the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC), which includes deep-water formation in the subarctic North Atlantic. However, a comparable overturning circulation is absent in the Pacific, the world's largest ocean, where relatively fresh surface waters inhibit North Pacific deep convection. We present complementary measurement and modeling evidence that the warm, ~400-ppmv (parts per million by volume) CO2 world of the Pliocene supported subarctic North Pacific deep-water formation and a Pacific meridional overturning circulation (PMOC) cell...
September 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923337/monitoring-sedentary-patterns-in-office-employees-validity-of-an-m-health-tool-walk-work-app-for-occupational-health
#20
Judit Bort-Roig, Anna Puig-Ribera, Ruth S Contreras, Emilia Chirveches-Pérez, Joan C Martori, Nicholas D Gilson, Jim McKenna
OBJECTIVE: This study validated the Walk@Work-Application (W@W-App) for measuring occupational sitting and stepping. METHODS: The W@W-App was installed on the smartphones of office-based employees (n=17; 10 women; 26±3 years). A prescribed 1-hour laboratory protocol plus two continuous hours of occupational free-living activities were performed. Intra-class correlation coefficients (ICC) compared mean differences of sitting time and step count measurements between the W@W-App and criterion measures (ActivPAL3TM and SW200Yamax Digi-Walker)...
September 15, 2017: Gaceta Sanitaria
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