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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727129/potentialization-of-n-a-tosyl-l-phenylalanine-chloromethyl-ketone-tpck-cytotoxic-activity-by-2-1-adamantylamino-6-methylpyridine-adamp-in-human-ovarian-cancer-cells
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Jacek Sieńko, Witold Lasek, Justyna Teliga-Czajkowska, Roman Smolarczyk, Krzysztof Czajkowski
OBJECTIVES: TNF is one of the key cytokines involved in cancer development. TNF signaling can result in both stimulating and inhibitory signals that can result in opposite biological effects in cancerogenesis. 2-(1-adamantylamino)-6-methylpyridine (AdAMP) enhances TNF secretion whereas N-a-tosyl-L-phenylalanine chloromethyl ketone (TPCK) is a NF-κB inhibitor potentially stimulating proapoptotic TNF signals. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of TPCK in combination with AdAMP on human ovarian cells...
2017: Ginekologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645265/a-pilot-study-lasek-with-the-triple-a-profile-of-a-mel-90-for-mild-and-moderate-myopia
#2
Yingjun Chen, Dong Yang, Tian Han, Haipeng Xu, Meiyan Li, Xingtao Zhou
BACKGROUND: To investigate the visual and refractive outcomes in patients with mild to moderate myopia after laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK) using the 500 Hz pulse rate of the Triple-A profile. METHODS: Thirty-six eyes of 20 patients (mean age, 27.5 ± 4.6 years) were included in this prospective, consecutive study. Uncorrected distance visual acuity (UDVA), corrected distance visual acuity (CDVA), corneal topography, and corneal aberrations were measured preoperatively and 1 day, 1 week, 1, 3 and 6 months post-operation...
June 23, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623743/repeated-measurements-of-serum-concentrations-of-tnf-alpha-interleukin-6-and-interleukin-10-in-the-evaluation-of-internal-carotid-artery-stenosis-progression
#3
Przemyslaw Puz, Anetta Lasek-Bal
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The inflammatory process (with TNFα, interleukin-6 and interleukin-10 involvement) plays a key role in the development, progression and destabilization of atherosclerotic plaques. The aim of this study was to assess the importance of double-checked measurements of TNFα, interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-10 (Il-10) serum levels in patients with internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis to determine the dynamics of changes in the stenosis degree and in the ultrasound plaque morphology...
June 3, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606616/the-effect-of-previous-soft-contact-lens-wear-on-corneal-refractive-surgery-outcomes
#4
Aoife Lloyd-McKernan, Luisa Simo Mannion, Veronica O'Dwyer
PURPOSE: To examine the influence of previous soft contact lens (SCL) wear on corneal refractive surgery (CRS) outcomes when SCL wear is ceased for two weeks versus twenty-four hours, and also when compared to no wear, prior to CRS. METHODS: A retrospective examination of CRS patient records was carried out for two groups of patients- who ceased SCL wear for two weeks (n=45) and for twenty-four hours (n=49) prior to CRS and compared to a non-contact lens (NCL) control group (n=45 and n=49, respectively)...
June 10, 2017: Contact Lens & Anterior Eye: the Journal of the British Contact Lens Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562575/predictability-and-stability-of-laser-assisted-subepithelial-keratectomy-with-mitomycin-c-for-the-correction-of-high-myopia
#5
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Lawrence P L Iu, Michelle C Y Fan, Ivan N Chen, Jimmy S M Lai
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictability and stability of laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK) with mitomycin C (MMC) in correction of high myopia (≤-6.0 diopters [D]) as compared to low-to-moderate myopia (>-6.0 D).This is a retrospective, comparative, cohort study which included 43 eyes of 43 consecutive patients who underwent LASEK with MMC in a private hospital in Hong Kong by a single surgeon. Twenty-five eyes had high myopia (mean spherical equivalent [SE] = -8.53 ± 1...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544605/assessment-of-meibomian-glands-and-tear-film-in-post-refractive-surgery-patients
#6
Ji Won Jung, Jung Yong Kim, Hee Seung Chin, Young Ju Suh, Tae-Im Kim, Kyoung Yul Seo
IMPORTANCE: Corneal refractive surgery may impact meibomian gland and tear film in post-refractive surgery patients. BACKGROUND: To compare ocular surface parameters between post-refractive surgery patients and normal controls. DESIGN: Cross-sectional single center study PARTICIPANTS: A total of 120 eyes of 120 subjects were divided into three groups: (i) 60 controls and 60 patients underwent corneal refractive surgery at least 12 months ago; (ii) 30 post-laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) patients and (iii) 30 post-laser epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK)/photo-refractive keratectomy (PRK) patients...
May 22, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522788/effects-of-bariatric-surgery-on-cardiovascular-risk-factors-among-morbidly-obese-patients
#7
Piotr Major, Aleksandra Kowalczuk, Michał Wysocki, Sonia Osadnik, Michał Pędziwiatr, Anna Głuszewska, Magdalena Pisarska, Piotr Małczak, Anna Lasek, Michał Kisielewski, Andrzej Budzyński
AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric by-pass on risk factors of cardiovascular diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analyzed prospectively collected data of patients operated for morbid obesity who were qualified for laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG) or laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric by-pass (LRYGB). Risk factors for wyłączecardiovascular diseases were assessed with the SCORE scale and both full and hard Framingham cardiovascular risk scores (FCRs)...
February 28, 2017: Polski Przeglad Chirurgiczny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411109/letter-to-the-editor-concerning-hajdu-cheney-syndrome-report-of-a-novel-notch2-mutation-and-treatment-with-denosumab-by-g-adami-et-al-bone-2016-92-150-156
#8
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398003/midkine-in-the-mouse-ventral-tegmental-area-limits-ethanol-intake-and-ccl2-gene-expression
#9
H Chen, D He, A W Lasek
Midkine (MDK) is a cytokine and neurotrophic factor that is more highly expressed in the brains of alcoholics and in mice predisposed to drink large amounts of ethanol, suggesting that MDK may regulate ethanol consumption. Here we measured ethanol consumption in male and female Mdk knockout (-/-) mice using the two-bottle choice and the drinking in the dark (DID) tests. We found that Mdk -/- mice consumed significantly more ethanol than wild-type controls in both tests. To determine if MDK acts in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) to regulate ethanol consumption, we delivered lentivirus expressing a Mdk shRNA into the VTA of male C57BL/6J mice to locally knockdown Mdk and performed the DID test...
April 11, 2017: Genes, Brain, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380698/myoclonus-epilepsy-and-ataxia-due-to-kcnc1-mutation-analysis-of-20-cases-and-k-channel-properties
#10
Karen L Oliver, Silvana Franceschetti, Carol J Milligan, Mikko Muona, Simone A Mandelstam, Laura Canafoglia, Anna M Boguszewska-Chachulska, Amos D Korczyn, Francesca Bisulli, Carlo Di Bonaventura, Francesca Ragona, Roberto Michelucci, Bruria Ben-Zeev, Rachel Straussberg, Ferruccio Panzica, João Massano, Daniel Friedman, Arielle Crespel, Bernt A Engelsen, Frederick Andermann, Eva Andermann, Krystyna Spodar, Anetta Lasek-Bal, Patrizia Riguzzi, Elena Pasini, Paolo Tinuper, Laura Licchetta, Elena Gardella, Matthias Lindenau, Annette Wulf, Rikke S Møller, Felix Benninger, Zaid Afawi, Guido Rubboli, Christopher A Reid, Snezana Maljevic, Holger Lerche, Anna-Elina Lehesjoki, Steven Petrou, Samuel F Berkovic
OBJECTIVE: To comprehensively describe the new syndrome of myoclonus epilepsy and ataxia due to potassium channel mutation (MEAK), including cellular electrophysiological characterization of observed clinical improvement with fever. METHODS: We analyzed clinical, electroclinical, and neuroimaging data for 20 patients with MEAK due to recurrent KCNC1 p.R320H mutation. In vitro electrophysiological studies were conducted using whole cell patch-clamp to explore biophysical properties of wild-type and mutant KV 3...
May 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336402/postoperative-efficacy-predictability-safety-and-visual-quality-of-laser-corneal-refractive-surgery-a-network-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Daizong Wen, Colm McAlinden, Ian Flitcroft, Ruixue Tu, Qinmei Wang, Jorge Alió, John Marshall, Yingying Huang, Benhao Song, Liang Hu, Yune Zhao, Senmiao Zhu, Rongrong Gao, Fangjun Bao, Ayong Yu, Ye Yu, Hengli Lian, Jinhai Huang
PURPOSE: To compare the postoperative efficacy, predictability, safety, and visual quality of all major forms of laser corneal refractive surgeries for correcting myopia. DESIGN: Systematic review and network meta-analysis. METHODS: Search of MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, and the US trial registry was conducted up to November 2015. Randomized controlled trials (RCT) reporting in accordance with the eligibility criteria were included in this review...
June 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285388/effect-of-iris-registration-on-visual-outcome-in-wavefront-guided-lasek-for-myopic-astigmatism
#12
Jong Joo Lee, Mee Kum Kim, Won Ryang Wee
PURPOSE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of iris registration (IR) on visual outcomes in wavefront-guided LASEK for myopic astigmatism. METHODS: The retrospective chart review was performed for wavefront-guided LASEK using VISX Star S4 in patients with myopic astigmatism (cylinder ≥ 1.00 diopter[D]). Eyes were divided into IR group (LASEK with IR at the time of surgery) and Non-IR group (LASEK without IR system + failed-IR engagement during LASEK)...
March 11, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243192/the-sodium-channel-%C3%AE-4-auxiliary-subunit-selectively-controls-long-term-depression-in-core-nucleus-accumbens-medium-spiny-neurons
#13
Xincai Ji, Sucharita Saha, Guangping Gao, Amy W Lasek, Gregg E Homanics, Melissa Guildford, Andrew R Tapper, Gilles E Martin
Voltage-gated sodium channels are essential for generating the initial rapid depolarization of neuronal membrane potential during action potentials (APs) that enable cell-to-cell communication, the propagation of signals throughout the brain, and the induction of synaptic plasticity. Although all brain neurons express one or several variants coding for the core pore-forming sodium channel α subunit, the expression of the β (β1-4) auxiliary subunits varies greatly. Of particular interest is the β4 subunit, encoded by the Scn4b gene, that is highly expressed in dorsal and ventral (i...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197998/laser-assisted-subepithelial-keratectomy-lasek-versus-laser-assisted-in-situ-keratomileusis-lasik-for-correcting-myopia
#14
REVIEW
Jocelyn Kuryan, Anjum Cheema, Roy S Chuck
BACKGROUND: Near-sightedness, or myopia, is a condition in which light rays entering the eye along the visual axis focus in front of the retina, resulting in blurred vision. Myopia can be treated with spectacles, contact lenses, or refractive surgery. Options for refractive surgery include laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK) and laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK). Both procedures utilize a laser to shape the corneal tissue (front of the eye) to correct refractive error, and both create flaps before laser treatment of corneal stromal tissue...
February 15, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135746/-smile-re-treatment-options-techniques-and-results
#15
B Meyer, K S Kunert
With a rate of less than 2 %, retreatment after SMILE is rare. If a touch-up is required, there are different options to choose from: surface ablation (PRK/LASEK) with Mitomycin C, the standard femto-flap procedure with the same parameters, the CIRCLE procedure, which extends the previous SMILE interface into a flap, or the innovative but off-label capless SMILE procedure, which preserves all the advantages of SMILE.
January 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040705/notch2-genetic-mutation-and-acro-osteolysis-the-hajdu-cheney-syndrome
#16
G Jerzakowski, T Lasek, A Binkiewicz-Glinska, M Krygier, P Zawadzki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011949/the-presence-of-tau-protein-in-blood-as-a-potential-prognostic-factor-in-stroke-patients
#17
A Lasek-Bal, H Jedrzejowska-Szypulka, J Rozycka, W Bal, A Kowalczyk, M Holecki, J Dulawa, J Lewin-Kowalik
Tau protein is found in the blood of 40 - 50% of patients in the acute phase of a stroke, as a result of the degradation of neurons and damage to the blood-brain barrier. The aim of the study was to assess the incidence of tau protein in the blood of stroke patients, as well as to evaluate the potential impact of tau protein presence in the blood of patients on their neurological state during the first 24 hours, and their functional condition three months after the stroke. Eighty-seven patients aged 39 - 99 (42 females and 45 males) diagnosed with stroke were enrolled in the prospective study (August 2014 - April 2015)...
October 2016: Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology: An Official Journal of the Polish Physiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986929/genetic-and-pharmacologic-manipulation-of-tlr4-has-minimal-impact-on-ethanol-consumption-in-rodents
#18
R Adron Harris, Michal Bajo, Richard L Bell, Yuri A Blednov, Florence P Varodayan, Jay M Truitt, Giordano de Guglielmo, Amy W Lasek, Marian L Logrip, Leandro F Vendruscolo, Amanda J Roberts, Edward Roberts, Olivier George, Jody Mayfield, Timothy R Billiar, David J Hackam, R Dayne Mayfield, George F Koob, Marisa Roberto, Gregg E Homanics
Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) is a critical component of innate immune signaling and has been implicated in alcohol responses in preclinical and clinical models. Members of the Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism (INIA-Neuroimmune) consortium tested the hypothesis that TLR4 mediates excessive ethanol drinking using the following models: (1) Tlr4 knock-out (KO) rats, (2) selective knockdown of Tlr4 mRNA in mouse nucleus accumbens (NAc), and (3) injection of the TLR4 antagonist (+)-naloxone in mice...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919195/efficacy-and-safety-of-mitoxantrone-use-in-primary-and-secondary-progressive-multiple-sclerosis-study-site-experience-based-on-the-therapy-of-104-patients
#19
Anetta Lasek-Bal, Karina Bartoszek, Arkadiusz Steposz, Przemyslaw Puz, Wieslaw Bal, Zofia Kazibutowska
Mitoxantrone (MX) is used in patients with primary and secondary progressive as well as relapsing-remitting type of multiple sclerosis (PPMS, SPMS, RRMS). The objective of our project was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of MX use in patients with PPMS and SPMS. METHODS: The retrospective study included 104 patients (mean age 54.2 ± 9.0), with PPMS (13.46%) and SPMS (86.54%) treated with MX. During single cycle of the MX therapy a dose of 12 mg/m(2) of body surface area was administered and next cycles every three months up to a total dose of 140 mg/m(2) were realized...
December 23, 2016: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903932/laparoscopic-approach-to-splenic-aneurysms
#20
Piotr Małczak, Michał Wysocki, Piotr Major, Michał Pędziwiatr, Anna Lasek, Tomasz Stefura, Dorota Radkowiak, Anna Zub-Pokrowiecka, Andrzej Budzyński
Background Splenic artery aneurysm is a rare disease with possibly mortal complications. For years, the main method of treatment was excision of aneurysm with spleen. In recent years, several methods have been developed in order to salvage the spleen such endovascular techniques and aneurysmectomy. Objective The aim of our study was to determine the feasibility of laparoscopic aneurysmectomy with spleen salvage in cases of splenic artery aneurysm. Materials Analysis of prospectively gathered data containing records of patients operated laparoscopically due to diseases of the spleen in 1998-2016 in our department...
January 1, 2016: Vascular
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