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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731382/external-validation-and-clinical-utility-of-a-prediction-model-for-6-month-mortality-in-patients-undergoing-hemodialysis-for-end-stage-kidney-disease
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Brian Forzley, Lee Er, Helen Hl Chiu, Ognjenka Djurdjev, Dan Martinusen, Rachel C Carson, Gaylene Hargrove, Adeera Levin, Mohamud Karim
BACKGROUND: End-stage kidney disease is associated with poor prognosis. Health care professionals must be prepared to address end-of-life issues and identify those at high risk for dying. A 6-month mortality prediction model for patients on dialysis derived in the United States is used but has not been externally validated. AIM: We aimed to assess the external validity and clinical utility in an independent cohort in Canada. DESIGN: We examined the performance of the published 6-month mortality prediction model, using discrimination, calibration, and decision curve analyses...
July 1, 2017: Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728834/calcium-signaling-and-molecular-mechanisms-underlying-neurodegenerative-diseases
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REVIEW
Ekaterina Pchitskaya, Elena Popugaeva, Ilya Bezprozvanny
Calcium (Ca(2+)) is a ubiquitous second messenger that regulates various activities in eukaryotic cells. Especially important role calcium plays in excitable cells. Neurons require extremely precise spatial-temporal control of calcium-dependent processes because they regulate such vital functions as synaptic plasticity. Recent evidence indicates that neuronal calcium signaling is abnormal in many of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Huntington's disease (HD) and Parkinson's disease (PD)...
June 30, 2017: Cell Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721515/prolonged-intermittent-renal-replacement-therapy-in-children
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REVIEW
Rajiv Sinha, Sidharth Kumar Sethi, Timothy Bunchman, Valentine Lobo, Rupesh Raina
Wide ranges of age and weight in pediatric patients makes renal replacement therapy (RRT) in acute kidney injury (AKI) challenging, particularly in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), wherein children are often hemodynamically unstable. Standard hemodialysis (HD) is difficult in this group of children and continuous veno-venous hemofiltration/dialysis (CVVH/D) has been the accepted modality in the developed world. Unfortunately, due to cost constraints, CVVH/D is often not available and peritoneal dialysis (PD) remains the common mode of RRT in resource-poor facilities...
July 18, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716886/clinical-neurology-and-epidemiology-of-the-major-neurodegenerative-diseases
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Michael G Erkkinen, Mee-Ohk Kim, Michael D Geschwind
Neurodegenerative diseases are a common cause of morbidity and cognitive impairment in older adults. Most clinicians who care for the elderly are not trained to diagnose these conditions, perhaps other than typical Alzheimer's disease (AD). Each of these disorders has varied epidemiology, clinical symptomatology, laboratory and neuroimaging features, neuropathology, and management. Thus, it is important that clinicians be able to differentiate and diagnose these conditions accurately. This review summarizes and highlights clinical aspects of several of the most commonly encountered neurodegenerative diseases, including AD, frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and its variants, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD), Parkinson's disease (PD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), multiple system atrophy (MSA), and Huntington's disease (HD)...
July 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701963/hoarding-disorder-a-case-report
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Daniela Vilaverde, Jorge Gonçalves, Pedro Morgado
Hoarding disorder is characterized by a persistent difficulty discarding items, the desire to save items to avoid negative feelings associated with discarding them, significant accumulation of possessions that clutter active living areas and significant distress or impairment in areas of functioning. We present a case of a 52-year-old married man who was referred to the psychiatry department for collecting various objects that were deposited unorganized in the patient's house. He reported to get anxious when someone else discarded some of these items...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689463/electroencephalogram-theta-beta-ratio-and-spectral-power-correlates-of-executive-functions-in-children-and-adolescents-with-ad-hd
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Da-Wei Zhang, Hui Li, Zhanliang Wu, Qihua Zhao, Yan Song, Lu Liu, Qiujin Qian, Yufeng Wang, Steven Roodenrys, Stuart J Johnstone, Frances M De Blasio, Li Sun
OBJECTIVE: The electroencephalogram (EEG) has been widely used in AD/HD research. The current study firstly aimed to replicate a recent trend related to EEG theta/beta ratio (TBR) in children and adolescents. Also, the study aimed to examine the value of resting EEG activity as biomarkers for executive function (EF) in participants with AD/HD. METHOD: Fifty-three participants with AD/HD and 37 healthy controls were recruited. Resting EEG was recorded with eyes closed...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Attention Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688921/plasma-retinol-concentration-is-mainly-driven-by-transthyretin-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Stanislas Bataille, Jean-François Landrier, Julien Astier, Sylvie Cado, Jérôme Sallette, Marianne Serveaux, Stéphane Burtey, Julien Cohen, Charlène Tournier, Franck Tourniaire, Patrice Darmon
OBJECTIVE: Micronutrients deficiencies in hemodialysis patients are due to low dietary intakes and intradialytic losses for hydrophilic micronutrients. Conversely, lipophilic nondialyzable compounds might accumulate because of a lack of elimination through renal metabolism or dialysis. Other compounds have complex metabolism: their concentration is not explained by these phenomenons. The aim of this study was to report plasma concentrations of lipophilic micronutrients in hemodialysis patients and to analyze if these concentrations were predictive of mortality...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666072/special-situations-intradialytic-hypertension-chronic-hypertension-and-intradialytic-hypotension
#8
Peter Noel Van Buren, Jula K Inrig
Hypertension is a comorbidity that is present in the majority of end-stage renal disease patients on maintenance hemodialysis. This population is particularly unique because of the dynamic nature of blood pressure (BP) during dialysis. Modest BP decreases are expected in most hemodialysis patients, but intradialytic hypotension and intradialytic hypertension are two special situations that deviate from this as either an exaggerated or paradoxical response to the dialysis procedure. Both of these phenomena are particularly important because they are associated with increased mortality risk compared to patients with modest decreases in BP during dialysis...
June 30, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664388/effect-of-photobiomodulation-therapy-on-reducing-the-chemo-induced-oral-mucositis-severity-and-on-salivary-levels-of-cxcl8-interleukin-8-nitrite-and-myeloperoxidase-in-patients-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Daniella Ribeiro Naves Salvador, Danilo Figueiredo Soave, Nancy Tomoko Sacono, Eduardo Fernandes de Castro, Geisa Badauy Lauria Silva, Larissa Pereira E Silva, Tarcília Aparecida Silva, Marize Campos Valadares, Elismauro Francisco Mendonça, Aline Carvalho Batista
Oral mucositis (OM) is the most common debilitating complication among patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Photobiomodulation therapy (PBM) has shown beneficial effects in the treatment of OM, but few studies have evaluated its biological effects. This study evaluated the effect of PBM on the reduction of OM severity in patients undergoing HSCT and its relation to the modulation of the inflammatory response. Fifty-one patients were randomly assigned to two groups: PBM [submitted to PBM from admission (AD) to D+7] (n = 27) and control (n = 24) [received oral hygiene]...
June 29, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637758/genome-wide-analysis-of-eighteen-epstein-barr-viruses-isolated-from-primary-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-biopsies
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Chaofeng Tu, Zhaoyang Zeng, Peng Qi, Xiayu Li, Zhengyuan Yu, Can Guo, Fang Xiong, Bo Xiang, Ming Zhou, Zhaojian Gong, Qianjin Liao, Jianjun Yu, Yi He, Wenling Zhang, Xiaoling Li, Yong Li, Guiyuan Li, Wei Xiong
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a ubiquitous gamma-herpesvirus that is highly prevalent in almost all human populations, and is associated with many human cancers such as nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC), Hodgkin's disease, and gastric carcinoma. However, in these EBV-associated cancers, only NPC exhibits remarkable ethnic and geographic distribution. We hypothesized that EBV genomic variations might contribute to the pathogenesis of different human cancers in different geographic areas. In this study, we collected 18 NPC biopsies from the Hunan Province in Southern China and de novo assembled 18 NPC biopsy specimen-derived EBV (NPC-EBV) genomes, designated as HN1 to HN18...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616291/intensive-blood-pressure-control-in-patients-with-acute-type-b-aortic-dissection-raid-study-protocol-for-randomized-controlled-trial
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REVIEW
Jian-Cang Zhou, Nan Zhang, Zhong-Heng Zhang, Ting-Ting Wang, Yue-Feng Zhu, Hui Kang, Wei-Min Zhang, Dong-Lin Li, Wei-Dong Li, Zhen-Jie Liu, Xi-Min Qian, Ming-You Zhang, Jue Wang, Mi Zhou, Zhi-Tao Yang, Yun-Xian Yu, Hang-Yang Li, Jian Zhang, Yong-Gang Wang, Jian-Ping Gao, Lin Ling, Kong-Han Pan
BACKGROUND: Blood pressure control is an essential therapy for patients with acute type B aortic dissection (ABAD) and should be maintained throughout the entire treatment. Thus, vast majority current guidelines recommend control the blood pressure to lower than 140/90 mmHg. Theoretically, a much lower target may further decrease the risk of propagation of dissection. However, some argued that too lower blood pressure would compromise the organ perfusion. Thus, there is no unanimous optimal target for blood pressure in patients with ABAD so far...
May 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611660/neurodegeneration-and-the-circadian-clock
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REVIEW
Suzanne Hood, Shimon Amir
Despite varied etiologies and symptoms, several neurodegenerative diseases-specifically, Alzheimer's (AD), Parkinson's (PD), and Huntington's diseases (HDs)-share the common feature of abnormal circadian rhythms, such as those in behavior (e.g., disrupted sleep/wake cycles), physiological processes (e.g., diminished hormone release) and biochemical activities (e.g., antioxidant production). Circadian disturbances are among the earliest symptoms of these diseases, and the molecular mechanisms of the circadian system are suspected to play a pivotal, and possibly causal, role in their natural histories...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611656/dissecting-the-molecular-mechanisms-of-neurodegenerative-diseases-through-network-biology
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Jose A Santiago, Virginie Bottero, Judith A Potashkin
Neurodegenerative diseases are rarely caused by a mutation in a single gene but rather influenced by a combination of genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors. Emerging high-throughput technologies such as RNA sequencing have been instrumental in deciphering the molecular landscape of neurodegenerative diseases, however, the interpretation of such large amounts of data remains a challenge. Network biology has become a powerful platform to integrate multiple omics data to comprehensively explore the molecular networks in the context of health and disease...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608697/perspectives-of-cannabinoid-type-2-receptor-cb2r-ligands-in-neurodegenerative-disorders-structure-affinity-relationship-safir-and-structure-activity-relationship-sar-studies
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Francesco Spinelli, Elena Capparelli, Carmen Abate, Nicola A Colabufo, Marialessandra Contino
Up-regulation of CB2R on activated microglial cells, the first step in neurodegeneration, has been widely demonstrated, and this finding makes the receptor a promising target in the early diagnosis and treatment of several neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), Huntington's disease (HD), and multiple sclerosis (MS). The development of CB2R PET ligands could help demonstrate the neurodegenerative pathogenesis, thus providing useful tools for characterizing the role of neuroinflammation in the progression of these disorders...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603780/a-modified-version-of-the-greek-simplified-medication-adherence-questionnaire-for-hemodialysis-patients
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Victoria Alikari, Vasiliki Matziou, Maria Tsironi, Natasa Kollia, Paraskevi Theofilou, Adamantia Aroni, Evangelos Fradelos, Sofia Zyga
Non-adherence to the therapeutic regimen is an increasingly growing problem especially among patients undergoing hemodialysis. The aim of this study was to modify the Greek version of Simplified Medication Adherence Questionnaire (GR-SMAQ) for patients undergoing hemodialysis (GR-SMAQ-HD) and explore its validity and reliability. Between June 2016 and November 2016 a group of patients undergoing hemodialysis (N=107) completed the Greek version of SMAQ. The study was carried out in three Dialysis Units of Hospitals of Athens and Peloponnese region, Greece...
May 16, 2017: Health Psychology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595078/amyloidogenic-proteins-associated-with-neurodegenerative-diseases-activate-the-nlrp3-inflammasome
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REVIEW
Qian-Hang Shao, Xiao-Ling Zhang, Peng-Fei Yang, Yu-He Yuan, Nai-Hong Chen
Neuroinflammation has been shown as an essential factor in the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), Huntington's disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. Furthermore, activated microglia and increased pro-inflammatory cytokines are the major hallmarks in neurodegenerative diseases. A multimolecular complex named as inflammasome is involved in the process of inflammatory response, which can activate inflammatory caspases, leading to the cleavage and secretion of inflammatory cytokines, and finally generates a potent inflammatory response...
June 5, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588363/blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-functional-mri-of-early-evidences-of-brain-plasticity-after-hemodialysis-session-by-helixone-membrane-of-patients-with-indices-of-adrenal-deficiency
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Saïd Boujraf, Rachida Belaïch, Abdelkhalek Housni, Mustapha Maaroufi, Siham Tizniti, Tarik Sqalli, Mohammed Benzagmout
BACKGROUND: Various alterations of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function have been described in patients with chronic renal failure. Nevertheless, controversial evidences were stated about the association between adrenal function deficiency (AD) and hemodialysis (HD). PURPOSE: The goal of this paper was to estimate indirect indices of the adrenal gland dysfunction which is potentially influenced by oxidative stress (OS) that still generates brain plasticity and reorganization of the functional control...
May 2017: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578378/genome-wide-profiling-of-mirna-and-mrna-expression-in-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Wan-Sheng Chang, Yong-Hong Wang, Xiao-Tun Zhu, Chuan-Jie Wu
BACKGROUND Our study aimed to identify key differentially expressed genes (DEGs) and miRNAs (DEmiRNAs) which can serve as potential biomarkers for diagnosis and therapy of Alzheimer's disease (AD). MATERIAL AND METHODS We performed miRNA and mRNA integrated analysis (MMIA) to identify DEGs and DEmiRNAs of AD. The AD-specific DEmiRNAs-targets interaction network was contrasted. Gene ontology (GO) and Kyoto encyclopedia of genes and genomes (KEGG) pathway enrichment analysis were performed. Q-RT-PCR was used to verify the expression of selected DEGs and DEmiRNAs...
June 4, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558704/genome-wide-network-based-pathway-analysis-of-csf-t-tau-a%C3%AE-1-42-ratio-in-the-adni-cohort
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Wang Cong, Xianglian Meng, Jin Li, Qiushi Zhang, Feng Chen, Wenjie Liu, Ying Wang, Sipu Cheng, Xiaohui Yao, Jingwen Yan, Sungeun Kim, Andrew J Saykin, Hong Liang, Li Shen
BACKGROUND: The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) levels of total tau (t-tau) and Aβ1-42 are potential early diagnostic markers for probable Alzheimer's disease (AD). The influence of genetic variation on these CSF biomarkers has been investigated in candidate or genome-wide association studies (GWAS). However, the investigation of statistically modest associations in GWAS in the context of biological networks is still an under-explored topic in AD studies. The main objective of this study is to gain further biological insights via the integration of statistical gene associations in AD with physical protein interaction networks...
May 30, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541603/comparison-of-first-line-chemotherapy-including-escalated-beacopp-versus-chemotherapy-including-abvd-for-people-with-early-unfavourable-or-advanced-stage-hodgkin-lymphoma
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REVIEW
Nicole Skoetz, Andrea Will, Ina Monsef, Corinne Brillant, Andreas Engert, Bastian von Tresckow
BACKGROUND: There are two different international standards for the treatment of early unfavourable and advanced stage Hodgkin lymphoma (HL): chemotherapy with escalated BEACOPP (bleomycin/etoposide/doxorubicin/cyclophosphamide/vincristine/procarbazine/prednisone) regimen and chemotherapy with ABVD (doxorubicin/bleomycin/vinblastine/dacarbazine) regimen. OBJECTIVES: To determine the advantages and disadvantages of chemotherapy including escalated BEACOPP compared to chemotherapy including ABVD in the treatment of early unfavourable or advanced stage HL as first-line treatment...
May 25, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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