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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612319/involvement-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-the-cx3cr1-signaling-network-in-mechanical-allodynia-induced-by-tetanic-sciatic-stimulation
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Zhe-Chen Wang, Li-Hong Li, Chao Bian, Liu Yang, Ning Lv, Yu-Qiu Zhang
Tetanic stimulation of the sciatic nerve (TSS) triggers long-term potentiation in the dorsal horn of the spinal cord and long-lasting pain hypersensitivity. CX3CL1-CX3CR1 signaling is an important pathway in neuronal-microglial activation. Nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) is a key signal transduction molecule that regulates neuroinflammation and neuropathic pain. Here, we set out to determine whether and how NF-κB and CX3CR1 are involved in the mechanism underlying the pathological changes induced by TSS. After unilateral TSS, significant bilateral mechanical allodynia was induced, as assessed by the von Frey test...
June 13, 2017: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593083/dynamic-oscillatory-stretching-efficacy-on-hamstring-extensibility-and-stretch-tolerance-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Arie Michaeli, Jason Cameron Tee, Aimee Stewart
BACKGROUND: While static stretch (SS), proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) and oscillatory physiological mobilization techniques are documented to have positive effects on a range of motion (ROM), there are no reports on the effect of dynamic oscillatory stretching (DOS), a technique that combines these three techniques, on hamstring extensibility. PURPOSE: To determine whether DOS improves hamstring extensibility and stretch tolerance to a greater degree than SS in asymptomatic young participants...
June 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572154/novel-role-of-npy-in-neuro-immune-interaction-and-lung-growth-after-intrauterine-growth-restriction
#3
Chansutha Thangaratnarajah, Katharina Dinger, Christina Vohlen, Christian Klaudt, Jawed Nawabi, Eva Lopez Garcia, Grazyna Kwapiszewska, Julia Dobner, Kai D Nuesken, Silke van Koningsbruggen-Rietschel, Stephan von Hoersten, Jörg Dötsch, Miguel Angel Alejandre Alcazar
Individuals with intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) are at risk for chronic lung disease. Using a rat model, our previous studies showed that altered lung structure is related to IL-6/STAT3 signaling. As Neuropeptide Y (NPY), a co-neurotransmitter of the sympathetic nerve system, regulates proliferation and immune response, we hypothesized that dysregulated NPY after IUGR is linked to IL-6, impaired myofibroblast function, and alveolar growth. IUGR was induced in rats by isocaloric low-protein diet; lungs were analyzed on embryonic day (E) 21, postnatal day (P) 3, P12 and P23...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556380/waitlist-outcomes-for-patients-relisted-following-failed-donation-after-cardiac-death-liver-transplant-implications-for-awarding-meld-exception-scores
#4
Kristopher P Croome, David D Lee, Justin H Nguyen, Andrew P Keaveny, C Burcin Taner
Understanding of outcomes for patients re-listed for ischemic cholangiopathy (IC) following a donation after cardiac death (DCD) liver transplant (LT) will help standardization of MELD exception scheme for re-transplantation. Early relisting (E-RL) for DCD graft failure due to PNF or HAT was defined as re-listing ≤ 14 days after DCD-LT, late relisting (L-RL) due to biliary complications was defined as re-listing 14 days- 3 years after DCD-LT. Of 3908 DCD-LT performed nationally between 2002-2016, 540 (13...
May 29, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508278/physiotherapy-programme-reduces-fatigue-in-patients-with-advanced-cancer-receiving-palliative-care-randomized-controlled-trial
#5
Anna Pyszora, Jacek Budzyński, Agnieszka Wójcik, Anna Prokop, Małgorzata Krajnik
PURPOSE: Cancer-related fatigue (CRF) is a common and relevant symptom in patients with advanced cancer that significantly decreases their quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of a physiotherapy programme on CRF and other symptoms in patients diagnosed with advanced cancer. METHODS: The study was designed as a randomized controlled trial. Sixty patients diagnosed with advanced cancer receiving palliative care were randomized into two groups: the treatment group (n = 30) and the control group (n = 30)...
May 16, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504118/direct-evidence-of-central-nervous-system-axonal-damage-in-patients-with-postoperative-delirium-a-preliminary-study-of-pnf-h-as-a-promising-serum-biomarker
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Reo Inoue, Masahiko Sumitani, Toru Ogata, Hirotaka Chikuda, Takehiro Matsubara, So Kato, Nobutake Shimojo, Kanji Uchida, Yoshitsugu Yamada
INTRODUCTION: Approximately 50-80% patients experience postoperative delirium, an acute cognitive dysfunction associated with prolonged hospitalization, increased mortality, excess healthcare costs, and persistent cognitive impairment. Elucidation of the mechanism of delirium and associated diagnostic and therapeutic measures are urgently required. Here we investigated the role of phosphorylated neurofilament heavy subunit (pNF-H), a major structural protein in axons, as a predictive maker of postoperative delirium...
May 11, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503533/effect-of-core-strengthening-with-pelvic-proprioceptive-neuromuscular-facilitation-on-trunk-balance-gait-and-function-in-chronic-stroke
#7
Vishal Sharma, Jaskirat Kaur
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of core strengthening combined with pelvic proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) on trunk impairment, balance, gait, and functional ability of chronic stroke patients. Twenty-three participants with chronic stroke were recruited and randomly allocated to one of the two groups: core strengthening combined with pelvic PNF (group 1, n=13), and pelvic PNF with trunk flexibility exercises (group 2, n=10). Intervention was given to both groups for 60 min per session 5 times per week for 4 weeks...
April 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473158/injectable-collagenase-versus-percutaneous-needle-fasciotomy-for-dupuytren-contracture-in-proximal-interphalangeal-joints-a%C3%A2-randomized-controlled-trial
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Simon Toftgaard Skov, Therkel Bisgaard, Per Søndergaard, Jeppe Lange
PURPOSE: Collagenase Clostridium histolyticum (CCH) injection was introduced commercially as a treatment for Dupuytren contracture following initial phase-3 investigations in 2009 with promising results. However, the efficacy of CCH has not been prospectively investigated in a direct comparison to other active treatments of Dupuytren contracture with more than 1-year follow-up, despite a wide and increasing clinical use. METHOD: In this prospective, independent, open-label, randomized controlled trial, (Clinicaltrials...
May 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470683/how-healthy-are-the-healthy-volunteers-penetrance-of-nafld-in-the-biomedical-research-volunteer-pool
#9
Varun Takyar, Anand Nath, Andrea Beri, Ahmed M Gharib, Yaron Rotman
INTRODUCTION: Healthy volunteers are crucial for biomedical research. Inadvertent inclusion of subjects with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) as controls can compromise study validity and subject safety. Given the rising prevalence of NAFLD in the general population, we sought to identify its prevalence and potential impact in volunteers for clinical trials. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of subjects with "Healthy Volunteer" diagnosis between 2011-2015 and no known liver disease...
May 3, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441992/safety-of-a-c1-inhibitor-concentrate-in-pregnant-women-with-hereditary-angioedema
#10
James Fox, Arthur B Vegh, Inmaculada Martinez-Saguer, Walter A Wuillemin, Jonathan Edelman, Debora Williams-Herman, Mikhail Rojavin, Tanja Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: Increased estrogen levels during pregnancy can exacerbate hereditary angioedema (HAE), yet disease and treatment ramifications remain poorly studied in pregnant women. OBJECTIVE: Data from the international Berinert Patient Registry were used to evaluate outcomes of pregnancies exposed to plasma-derived, pasteurized, nanofiltered C1-inhibitor concentrate (pnfC1-INH) during routine HAE management. METHODS: This observational registry, conducted between 2010 and 2014 at 30 U...
May 1, 2017: Allergy and Asthma Proceedings:
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423444/-comment-on-the-technique-of-enhanced-percutaneous-needle-fasciotomy-pnf-for-dupuytren-s-contracture
#11
Martin Richter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423443/-the-extended-percutaneous-needle-fasciotomy-technique-pnf-for-dupuytren-s-contracture
#12
Wolfgang Paul Lenze
The extended percutaneous needle fasciotomy (PNF+) is a minimal invasive technique especially suitable for treating severe Dupuytren's contractures and recurrences. The familiar needle fasciotomy is complemented by a spontaneous tearing of the skin and a full-thickness graft to cover the defect. Skin tears in fingers and palm are not a complication, but an integral part of the PNF+. The neurovascular bundles remain intact. This surgical procedure may be repeated as often as required.
February 2017: Handchirurgie, Mikrochirurgie, Plastische Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415686/chikusetsu-saponin-iva-ameliorates-high-fat-diet-induced-inflammation-in-adipose-tissue-of-mice-through-inhibition-of-nlrp3-inflammasome-activation-and-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Chengfu Yuan, Chaoqi Liu, Ting Wang, Yumin He, Zhiyong Zhou, Yaoyan Dun, Haixia Zhao, Dongming Ren, Junjie Wang, Changcheng Zhang, Ding Yuan
Chronic metabolic inflammation in adipose tissue plays an important role in the development of obesity-associated diseases. Our previous study indicated that total saponins of Panax japonicus (SPJ) rhizoma and Chikusetsu saponin V, one main component of SPJ, could exert the anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects. The present study aimed to investigate the in vivo and Ex vivo anti-inflammatory activities of another main component of SPJ, namely Chikusetsu saponin IVa (CS). CS could significantly inhibited HFD-induced lipid homeostasis, and inhibited inflammation in adipose tissue, as reflected by the decreased mRNA expression levels of inflammation-related genes and secretion of the chemokines/cytokines, inhibited the accumulation of adipose tissue macrophages (ATMs) and shifted their polarization from M1 to M2, suppressed HFD-induced expression of NLRP3 inflammasome component genes and decreased IL-1β and Caspase-1 production in mice...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412866/comparison-of-the-morphokinetic-parameters-of-embryos-according-to-ovarian-reserve-in-ivf-cycles
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Suleyman Akarsu, Funda Gode, Ahmet Zeki Isik, Hayriye Celenk, Ferda Burcu Tamer, Selcuk Erkilinc
The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of ovarian reserve and age of women on early morphokinetic parameters of embryos with a time-lapse monitoring system. In total, 197 infertile couples with poor ovarian reserve (Group 1, n = 41), normal ovarian reserve (Group 2, n = 59), or polycystic ovaries (Group 3, n = 97) were included. The time from insemination to the following events were analyzed: pronuclear fading (Pnf) and cleavage to 2, 3, 4 and 5 cells. The optimal ranges for morphokinetic parameters of t5, s2 and cc2 in each group were also evaluated...
April 17, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408139/the-anti-inflammatory-effect-of-melatonin-in-sh-sy5y-neuroblastoma-cells-exposed-to-sublethal-dose-of-hydrogen-peroxide
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Chutikorn Nopparat, Varunya Chantadul, Kannika Permpoonputtana, Piyarat Govitrapong
Brain inflammaging is considered as one of the underlying factors of neurodegenerative diseases. The present study aimed to investigate the effects of melatonin, an endogenous indoleamine mainly synthesized by the pineal gland, on hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-induced inflammaging state in SH-SY5Y cells. Our data showed that p21(Cip1) and p16(INK4a), cell cycle arrest markers, and the number of senescence-associated β-galactosidase (SA-βgal) staining increased significantly in H2O2-treated cells. Melatonin treatment could reverse this effect...
April 10, 2017: Mechanisms of Ageing and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401031/sella-turcica-measurements-on-lateral-cephalograms-of-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Reinhard E Friedrich, Johanna Baumann, Anna Suling, Hannah T Scheuer, Hanna A Scheuer
The aim of this study was to measure line segments and areas of sella turcica on lateral cephalograms with respect to the clinical diagnosis of facial phenotype of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). Special attention was given to correlate the measured values with certain tumour types that are typical for this disease. Material and methods: Lateral cephalograms of 194 individuals were investigated. Patients with NF1 were further divided according to the detection and topography of facial plexiform neurofibromas (PNF) taking into account the distribution pattern of the trigeminal nerve...
2017: GMS Interdisciplinary Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DGPW
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381322/efficacy-and-safety-of-an-intravenous-c1-inhibitor-concentrate-for-long-term-prophylaxis-in-hereditary-angioedema
#17
Timothy Craig, Ralph Shapiro, Arthur Vegh, James W Baker, Jonathan A Bernstein, Paula Busse, Markus Magerl, Inmaculada Martinez-Saguer, Marc A Riedl, William Lumry, Debora Williams-Herman, Jonathan Edelman, Henrike Feuersenger, Thomas Machnig, Mikhail Rojavin
BACKGROUND: The plasma-derived, pasteurized, nanofiltered C1-inhibitor concentrate (pnfC1-INH) is approved in the United States as an intravenous (IV) on-demand treatment for hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks, and, in Europe, as on demand and short-term prophylaxis. OBJECTIVE: This analysis evaluated Berinert Patient Registry data regarding IV pnfC1-INH used as long-term prophylaxis (LTP). METHODS: The international registry (2010-2014) collected prospective and retrospective usage, dosing, and safety data on individuals who used pnfC1-INH for any reason...
March 1, 2017: Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373747/andrographolide-activates-keap1-nrf2-are-ho-1-pathway-in-ht22-cells-and-suppresses-microglial-activation-by-a%C3%AE-42-through-nrf2-related-inflammatory-response
#18
Ji Yeon Seo, Euisun Pyo, Jin-Pyo An, Jinwoong Kim, Sang Hyun Sung, Won Keun Oh
Therapeutic approach of Alzheimer's disease (AD) has been gradually diversified. We examined the therapeutic and preventive potential of andrographolide, which is a lactone diterpenoid from Andrographis paniculata, and focused on the Kelch-like ECH-associated protein 1 (Keap1)/nuclear factor (erythroid-derived 2)-like 2 (Nrf2)-mediated heme oxygenase (HO)-1-inducing effects and the inhibitory activity of amyloid beta (Aβ)42-induced microglial activation related to Nrf2 and nuclear factor κB (NF-κB)-mediated inflammatory responses...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365079/a-lateral-cephalometry-study-of-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
#19
Reinhard E Friedrich, Jan-Marten Lehmann, Jonathan Rother, Georg Christ, Christine Zu Eulenburg, Hannah T Scheuer, Hanna A Scheuer
PURPOSE: Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) is an autosomal dominant transmitted tumour suppressor syndrome and also a bone disease. Osseous dysplasia affecting the craniofacial region is characteristic of NF1. The aim of this study was to analyse the lateral cephalograms of NF1 patients in comparison to individuals who were not affected by this condition in order to describe the skeletal phenotype of NF1 in more detail. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprises the lateral cephalograms of 172 patients with established NF1 diagnoses (female = 85, male = 87)...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356634/comparison-of-anterior-gluteus-medius-fiber-activation-during-general-exercises-and-pnf-exercises
#20
Sung-Kwang Ju, Won-Gyu Yoo
[Purpose] This study compared the activation of anterior gluteus medius fibers during general exercises and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation exercises. [Subjects and Methods] The study enrolled 15 healthy adults. The participants performed general hip abductor strengthening exercises and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation exercises; during both types of exercise, electromyography activity was recorded. [Results] Greater anterior gluteus medius fiber activation was observed during the proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation exercises compared with the general hip abductor strengthening exercises...
March 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
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