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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620964/does-gene-expression-in-laryngeal-sub-sites-differ-between-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-and-controls
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John M Wood, Damian J Hussey, Charmaine M Woods, David Astill, David I Watson, Bernard Lee, A Simon Carney
OBJECTIVE: to identify laryngeal mRNA gene changes in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). METHOD: Laryngeal biopsies from non-smoking LPR patients (n=10; Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) >12 and a Reflux Finding Score (RFS) >6) and controls (n=9; RSI <12 and RFS <6) were collected from 4 sub-sites (true vocal cord, false vocal cord, medial arytenoid, posterior commissure) of the larynx. qRT-PCR analyses were conducted on 20 reflux and inflammation related genes, including interleukin 6 and 8, cytokeratin 8 and 14, mucin genes MUC 1, 2, 3B, 4, 5B, 6 & 7, and carbonic anhydrase III...
June 16, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620377/anti-double-stranded-dna-igg-participates-in-renal-fibrosis-through-suppressing-the-suppressor-of-cytokine-signaling-1-signals
#2
Ping Wang, Jie Yang, Fang Tong, Zhaoyang Duan, Xingyin Liu, Linlin Xia, Ke Li, Yumin Xia
Suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 (SOCS1) participates in renal fibrosis by downregulating Janus kinase 2 (JAK2)/signal transducer and activator of transcription 1 (STAT1)-mediated cytokine signaling. Recently, it was found that anti-double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) IgG induces the synthesis of profibrotic cytokines by renal cells. To explore the potential effect of anti-dsDNA IgG on SOCS1-mediated renal fibrosis, kidney tissues were collected from patients with lupus nephritis (LN) as well as MRL/lpr lupus-prone mice...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606786/the-utility-of-the-reflux-symptom-index-for-diagnosis-of-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-in-an-allergy-patient-population
#3
David L Brauer, Kevin Y Tse, Jane C Lin, Michael X Schatz, Ronald A Simon
BACKGROUND: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is associated with asthma, vocal cord dysfunction, cough, postnasal drainage, and throat irritation. The Reflux Symptom Index (RSI) is a clinical tool to predict the presence of LPR, but a threshold RSI score has never been validated for the diagnosis of LPR in an allergic patient population. OBJECTIVE: To identify the optimal threshold RSI score predictive of LPR in an allergy clinic population. METHODS: The 9-question RSI questionnaire was administered to 84 patients in the Kaiser Permanente San Diego Allergy Department...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605121/do-laryngoscopic-findings-reflect-the-characteristics-of-reflux-in-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux
#4
Y C Lee, O E Kwon, J M Park, Y G Eun
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the association between 24-hour multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (24h MII-pH) parameters and each item of the reflux finding score (RFS) to determine whether the laryngoscopic findings of the RFS could reflect the characteristics of reflux in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. SETTINGS: Tertiary care referral medical center. PARTICIPANTS: Patients complaining of LPR symptoms were evaluated via a 24h MII-pH...
June 12, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597425/virus-induced-plasma-membrane-aquaporin-pspip2-1-silencing-inhibits-plant-water-transport-of-pisum-sativum
#5
Juanjuan Song, Guoliang Ye, Zhengjiang Qian, Qing Ye
BACKGROUND: Aquaporins (AQPs) are known to facilitate water transport across cell membranes, but the role of a single AQP in regulating plant water transport, particularly in plants other than Arabidopsis remains largely unexplored. In the present study, a virus-induced gene silencing (VIGS) technique was employed to suppress the expression of a specific plasma membrane aquaporin PsPIP2;1 of Pea plants (Pisum sativum), and subsequent effects of the gene suppression on root hydraulic conductivity (Lpr), leaf hydraulic conductivity (K leaf ), root cell hydraulic conductivity (Lprc), and leaf cell hydraulic conductivity (Lplc) were investigated, using hydroponically grown Pea plants...
December 2016: Botanical Studies (Taipei, Taiwan)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596691/nissen-fundoplication-vs-proton-pump-inhibitors-for-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-based-on-ph-monitoring-and-symptom-scale
#6
Chao Zhang, Zhi-Wei Hu, Chao Yan, Qiong Wu, Ji-Min Wu, Xing Du, Dian-Gang Liu, Tao Luo, Fei Li, Zhong-Gao Wang
AIM: To compare the outcomes between laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication (LNF) and proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) therapy in patients with laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and type I hiatal hernia diagnosed by oropharyngeal pH-monitoring and symptom-scale assessment. METHODS: From February 2014 to January 2015, 70 patients who were diagnosed with LPR and type I hiatal hernia and referred for symptomatic assessment, oropharyngeal pH-monitoring, manometry, and gastrointestinal endoscopy were enrolled in this study...
May 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596098/acoustic-analysis-of-voice-and-electroglottography-in-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux
#7
Daphne Anahit Morales Ramírez, Víctor Manuel Valadez Jiménez, Xochiquetzal Hernández López, Pablo Antonio Ysunza
BACKGROUND: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) refers to the flow of gastric acid content into the laryngopharynx. It has been reported that 10% of the patients consulting an otolaryngologist present with this condition. Signs of LPR can be identified during flexible or rigid laryngoscopy. The Voice Handicap Index (VHI) is a reliable tool for detecting the impact of voice disorders, and acoustic assessment of voice including acoustic analysis of voice (AAV) and electroglottography (EGG) provide objective data of voice production and voice disorders...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585488/is-pepsin-a-reliable-marker-of-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-a-systematic-review
#8
Christian Calvo-Henríquez, Alberto Ruano-Ravina, Pedro Vaamonde, Gabriel Martínez-Capoccioni, And Carlos Martín-Martín
Objective Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) is a common illness of otolaryngology visits. Over the past few years, pepsin has become a promising marker of LPR. The objective of the present research is to analyze the existing literature using pepsin as a diagnostic tool of LPR through a systematic review. Data Sources PubMed (Medline), Trip Database, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, SUMsearch, and Web of Science. Review Methods The outcome assessed was the presence of pepsin in LPR patients. We included articles in which pepsin was studied in LPR patients (clinically suspected or with confirmed diagnosis)...
May 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584258/cathepsin-s-inhibition-combines-control-of-systemic-and-peripheral-pathomechanisms-of-autoimmune-tissue-injury
#9
Maia Tato, Santhosh V Kumar, Yajuan Liu, Shrikant R Mulay, Solange Moll, Bastian Popper, Jonathan N Eberhard, Dana Thomasova, Arne Christian Rufer, Sabine Gruner, Wolfgang Haap, Guido Hartmann, Hans-Joachim Anders
Cathepsin(Cat)-S processing of the invariant chain-MHC-II complex inside antigen presenting cells is a central pathomechanism of autoimmune-diseases. Additionally, Cat-S is released by activated-myeloid cells and was recently described to activate protease-activated-receptor-(PAR)-2 in extracellular compartments. We hypothesized that Cat-S blockade targets both mechanisms and elicits synergistic therapeutic effects on autoimmune tissue injury. MRL-(Fas)lpr mice with spontaneous autoimmune tissue injury were treated with different doses of Cat-S inhibitor RO5459072, mycophenolate mofetil or vehicle...
June 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583820/impact-of-platelet-inhibition-level-on-subsequent-no-reflow-in-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#10
Omar Aitmokhtar, Franck Paganelli, Saida Benamara, Adel Azaza, Laurent Bonello, Ouafa Hamza, Saber Seddiki, Tayeb Benathmane, Mourad Saidane, Ahmed Bouzid, Maamar Kara, Arezki Sik, Abdelmalek Azzouz, Faiza Harbi, Jean-Jacques Monsuez, Salim Benkhedda
BACKGROUND: High P2Y12 platelet reactivity (PR) level after primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) affects prognosis and may induce the no-reflow phenomenon. AIM: To investigate the role of PR in the genesis of microvascular obstruction. METHODS: Patients with STEMI undergoing PPCI within 12hours of symptoms onset were included prospectively. All patients received a 600mg clopidogrel-loading dose before PPCI and 250mg aspirin...
June 2, 2017: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566018/autoimmune-abnormality-affects-ovulation-and-oocyte-pick-up-in-mrl-mpj-fas-lpr-lpr-mice
#11
M Hosotani, O Ichii, T Nakamura, S Otsuka-Kanazawa, Y Hosny Ali Elewa, Y Kon
Ovulation and oocyte-pick-up are essential processes in fertilization. Herein, we found associations between autoimmune disease and the aforementioned processes in mice. At three and six months, along with the evaluation of autoimmune disease indices, the ovary, mesosalpinx, and oviducts were histologically examined in C57BL/6, MRL/MpJ, and MRL/MpJ-Fas (lpr/lpr) mice as healthy control, mild and severe models of autoimmune disease, respectively. In superovulated mice, the number of "oocyte cumulus complexes" found in the ampulla was macroscopically counted, and that of "ovulated oocytes" was histologically evaluated, as indicated by ruptured follicles or corpora hemorrhagica in ovaries...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551033/the-molecular-signature-of-murine-t-cell-homeostatic-proliferation-reveals-both-inflammatory-and-immune-inhibition-patterns
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Karen A Fortner, Jeffrey P Bond, James W Austin, Jeremy M Boss, Ralph C Budd
T lymphocyte homeostatic proliferation, driven by the engagement of T cell antigen receptor with self-peptide/major histocompatibility complexes, and signaling through the common γ-chain-containing cytokine receptors, is critical for the maintenance of the T cell compartment and is regulated by the Fas death receptor (Fas, CD95). In the absence of Fas, Fas-deficient lymphoproliferation spontaneous mutation (lpr) mice accumulate homeostatically expanded T cells. The functional consequences of sequential rounds of homeostatic expansion are not well defined...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537524/bone-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-inhibit-t-follicular-helper-cell-in-lupus-prone-mice
#13
X Yang, J Yang, X Li, W Ma, H Zou
Background The objective of this paper is to analyze the role of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (BM-MSCs) on the differentiation of T follicular helper (Tfh) cells in lupus-prone mice. Methods Bone marrow cells were isolated from C57BL/6 (B6) mice and cultured in vitro, and surface markers were identified by flow cytometry. Naïve CD4(+) T cells, splenocytes and Tfh cells were isolated from B6 mice spleens and co-cultured with BM-MSCs. The proliferation and the differentiation of CD4(+) T cells and Tfh cells were analyzed by flow cytometry...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522132/salivary-pepsin-test-useful-and-simple-tool-for-the-laryngopharyngeal-reflux-diagnosis
#14
Luz Barona-Lleó, Claudia Duval, Rafael Barona-de Guzmán
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR) is a disease characterized by the presence of symptoms, signs and tissue damage caused by retrograde flow of gastric contents to the upper aerodigestive tract. It represents up to 10% of otolaryngology consultations. The aim of the study is to describe the findings obtained by applying the salivary pepsin test (PEP-test) in a sample of patients with the clinical suspicion of LPR. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our descriptive clinical study included 142 subjects with symptoms suggestive of LPR and a score above 13 on the RSI scale...
May 15, 2017: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515894/reproductive-ecology-of-interior-least-tern-and-piping-plover-in-relation-to-platte-river-hydrology-and-sandbar-dynamics
#15
Jason M Farnsworth, David M Baasch, Chadwin B Smith, Kevin L Werbylo
Investigations of breeding ecology of interior least tern (Sternula antillarum athalassos) and piping plover (Charadrius melodus) in the Platte River basin in Nebraska, USA, have embraced the idea that these species are physiologically adapted to begin nesting concurrent with the cessation of spring floods. Low use and productivity on contemporary Platte River sandbars have been attributed to anthropomorphically driven changes in basin hydrology and channel morphology or to unusually late annual runoff events...
May 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511149/analysis-of-extracellular-brain-chemistry-during-percutaneous-dilational-tracheostomy-a-retrospective-study-of-19-patients
#16
Jan Küchler, Jann Wojak, Abdulkareem Abusamha, Claudia Ditz, Volker Martin Tronnier, Jan Gliemroth
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to analyze changes in brain tissue chemistry around percutaneous dilational tracheostomy (PDT) in patients with acute brain injury (ABI) in a retrospective single-center analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We included 19 patients who had continuous monitoring of brain tissue chemistry and intracranial pressure (ICP) during a 20h period before and after PDT. Different microdialysis parameters (lactate, pyruvate, lactate pyruvate ratio (LPR), glycerol and glutamate) and values of ICP, cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) and brain tissue oxygenation (PBrO2) were recorded per hour...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500565/dysregulated-lymphoid-cell-populations-in-mouse-models-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#17
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Aurélie De Groof, Patrice Hémon, Olivier Mignen, Jacques-Olivier Pers, Edward K Wakeland, Yves Renaudineau, Bernard R Lauwerys
Biases in the distribution and phenotype of T, B, and antigen-presenting cell populations are strongly connected to mechanisms of disease development in mouse models of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Here, we describe longitudinal changes in lymphoid and antigen-presenting cell subsets in bone marrow, blood and spleen from two lupus-prone strains (MRL/lpr and B6.Sle1.Sle2.Sle3 tri-congenic mice), and how they integrate in our present understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease. In particular, we focus on (autoreactive) T cell activation patterns in lupus-prone mice...
May 13, 2017: Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495931/neutrophil-extracellular-traps-drive-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#18
Elmar Pieterse, Nils Rother, Marjolein Garsen, Julia Hofstra, Simon Satchell, Markus Hoffmann, Markus Loeven, Hanneke Knaapen, Olivier van der Heijden, Jo Berden, Luuk Hilbrands, Johan van der Vlag
OBJECTIVE: An excessive release and impaired degradation of neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) leads to the continuous exposure of NETs to the endothelium in a variety of hematologic and autoimmune disorders, including lupus nephritis. This study aims to unravel the mechanisms through which NETs jeopardize vascular integrity. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Microvascular and macrovascular endothelial cells were exposed to NETs, and subsequent effects on endothelial integrity and function were determined in vitro and in vivo...
May 11, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490805/a-skint6-allele-potentially-contributes-to-mouse-lupus
#19
Z Xu, J Xu, J Ju, L Morel
Our previous study uncovered that the overlapping region of murine lupus susceptibility Sle2c1rec1a and Sle2c1rec1d subloci is strongly associated with lymphadenopathy and systemic autoimmunity. In order to identify the specific candidate gene, we generated a novel shorter recombinant, named as Sle2c1re1d1 (rec1d1), from Sle2c1rec1d sublocus (rec1d). The rec1d1 interval corresponds precisely to the overlapping region of Sle2c1rec1a and Sle2c1rec1d subloci. Functionally, this rec1d1 sublocus showed a strong epistatic interaction with lpr, similar to that seen with Sle2c1rec1a or...
May 11, 2017: Genes and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471304/upper-esophageal-sphincter-abnormalities-and-high-resolution-esophageal-manometry-findings-in-patients-with-laryngopharyngeal-reflux
#20
Tanmayee Benjamin, Shamiq Zackria, Rocio Lopez, Joel Richter, Prashanthi N Thota
BACKGROUND: The association between laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) and abnormalities of upper esophageal sphincter (UES) and esophageal motility is not clearly known. High-resolution esophageal manometry (HREM) has allowed accurate measurement and evaluation of UES and esophageal function. GOALS: To evaluate the UES function and esophageal motility using HREM in patients with LPR and compare them to patients with typical gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). STUDY: All patients evaluated for GERD or LPR symptoms with esophageal function testing including HREM, ambulatory distal pH monitoring and upper endoscopy between 2006 and 2014 were retrospectively studied (n = 220)...
May 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
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