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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725378/ecological-role-of-vertebrate-scavengers-in-urban-ecosystems-in-the-uk
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Richard Inger, Daniel T C Cox, Esra Per, Briony A Norton, Kevin J Gaston
Recent research has demonstrated how scavenging, the act of consuming dead animals, plays a key role in ecosystem structure, functioning, and stability. A growing number of studies suggest that vertebrate scavengers also provide key ecosystem services, the benefits humans gain from the natural world, particularly in the removal of carcasses from the environment. An increasing proportion of the human population is now residing in cities and towns, many of which, despite being highly altered environments, contain significant wildlife populations, and so animal carcasses...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722128/solar-insolation-in-springtime-influences-age-of-onset-of-bipolar-i-disorder
#2
M Bauer, T Glenn, M Alda, M A Aleksandrovich, O A Andreassen, E Angelopoulos, R Ardau, Y Ayhan, C Baethge, S R Bharathram, R Bauer, B T Baune, C Becerra-Palars, F Bellivier, R H Belmaker, M Berk, Y Bersudsky, Ş Bicakci, H Birabwa-Oketcho, T D Bjella, L Bossini, J Cabrera, E Y W Cheung, M Del Zompo, S Dodd, M Donix, B Etain, A Fagiolini, K N Fountoulakis, M A Frye, A Gonzalez-Pinto, J F Gottlieb, P Grof, H Harima, C Henry, E T Isometsä, S Janno, F Kapczinski, M Kardell, S Khaldi, S Kliwicki, B König, T L Kot, R Krogh, M Kunz, B Lafer, M Landén, E R Larsen, U Lewitzka, R W Licht, C Lopez-Jaramillo, G MacQueen, M Manchia, W Marsh, M Martinez-Cengotitabengoa, I Melle, F Meza-Urzúa, M Yee Ming, S Monteith, G Morken, E Mosca, R Munoz, S V Mythri, F Nacef, R K Nadella, F G Nery, R E Nielsen, C O'Donovan, A Omrani, Y Osher, H Østermark Sørensen, U Ouali, Y Pica Ruiz, M Pilhatsch, M Pinna, F D R da Ponte, D Quiroz, R Ramesar, N Rasgon, M S Reddy, A Reif, P Ritter, J K Rybakowski, K Sagduyu, Â M Scippa, E Severus, C Simhandl, D J Stein, S Strejilevich, M Subramaniam, A H Sulaiman, K Suominen, H Tagata, Y Tatebayashi, L Tondo, C Torrent, A E Vaaler, J Veeh, E Vieta, B Viswanath, M Yoldi-Negrete, M Zetin, Y Zgueb, P C Whybrow
OBJECTIVE: To confirm prior findings that the larger the maximum monthly increase in solar insolation in springtime, the younger the age of onset of bipolar disorder. METHOD: Data were collected from 5536 patients at 50 sites in 32 countries on six continents. Onset occurred at 456 locations in 57 countries. Variables included solar insolation, birth-cohort, family history, polarity of first episode and country physician density. RESULTS: There was a significant, inverse association between the maximum monthly increase in solar insolation at the onset location, and the age of onset...
July 19, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720747/-importance-of-determining-the-true-etiology-of-bleeding-a-case-of-left-va-pica-aneurysm-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-caused-by-another-etiology-confirmed-during-craniotomy
#3
Yu Sakai, Soichi Oya, Toru Matsui
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720744/-preoperative-embolization-for-solid-cerebellar-hemangioblastoma-on-the-day-of-surgery-two-case-reports
#4
Ken Kuwahara, Tomotsugu Ichikawa, Jun Haruma, Tomohito Hishikawa, Masafumi Hiramatsu, Kenji Sugiu, Isao Date
Surgical resection of solid cerebellar hemangioblastomas can be challenging because of the profuse blood supply and tight space. We report two cases of solid cerebellar hemangioblastomas treated via surgical resection with the aid of preoperative endovascular embolization on the day of surgery. Case 1: A 36-year-old woman presented with a two-month history of headache and vomiting. Magnetic resonance imaging(MRI)revealed a right cerebellar solid mass, mild hydrocephalus, and apparent peritumoral edema. Angiogram showed a highly vascularized mass, three feeding arteries from the superior cerebellar artery(SCA), and a dilated vein draining into the confluence...
July 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712903/multimodality-treatment-of-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysms
#5
Justin R Mascitelli, Kurt Yaeger, Daniel Wei, Christopher P Kellner, Thomas J Oxley, Reade A De Leacy, Johanna T Fifi, Aman B Patel, Thomas P Naidich, Joshua B Bederson, J Mocco
OBJECT: Posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms are heterogeneous, uncommon lesions that can be treated in many fashions. Many previous series have focused on a specific aneurysm subset or treatment paradigm. The aim of this study was to present a comprehensive approach for all PICA aneurysms and analyze outcomes by PICA location. METHODS: All PICA aneurysms treated from 2012 until present were reviewed retrospectively and classified by location. Angiographic and clinical outcome were assessed...
July 13, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710201/pica-constipation-and-cardiorespiratory-arrest
#6
Inês Mourato Nunes, Ana Isabel Pedroso, Manuel Irimia, Armindo Ramos
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704833/pica-in-a-child-with-anterior-cingulate-gyrus-oligodendroglioma-case-report
#7
Shivani D Rangwala, Matthew K Tobin, Daniel M Birk, Jonathan T Butts, Dimitrios C Nikas, Yoon S Hahn
The anterior cingulate gyrus (ACG) is a continued focus of research as its exact role in brain function and vast connections with other anatomical locations is not fully understood. A review of the literature illustrates the role the ACG likely plays in cognitive and emotional processing, as well as a modulating role in motor function and goal-oriented behaviors. While lesions of the cingulate gyrus are rare, each new case broadens our understanding of its role in cognitive neuroscience and higher order processing...
July 14, 2017: Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702906/physiological-and-ultrastructural-effects-of-acute-ozone-fumigation-in-the-lichen-xanthoria-parietina-the-role-of-parietin-and-hydration-state
#8
Andrea Vannini, Luca Paoli, Sara Ceccarelli, Sergio Sorbo, Adriana Basile, Vincenzo Carginale, Cristina Nali, Giacomo Lorenzini, Mario Pica, Stefano Loppi
The physiological and ultrastructural effects induced by acute exposure to ozone (O3) were investigated in the lichen Xanthoria parietina. Our working hypothesis was that parietin content and hydration of the thalli may play a role in the modulation of the effects of O3 exposure. Four batches of X. parietina samples, dry and wet, with (P+) and without (P-) parietin, were fumigated for 1 h with 3 ppm O3. The effects of O3 were assessed immediately after the fumigation and after one week of recovery under controlled conditions...
July 12, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689341/painful-spasms-in-facial-masticatory-and-motor-ocular-muscles-reversed-after-microvascular-decompression-of-a-neurovascular-conflict-at-brainstem
#9
Tania-Mihaela Idriceanu, Marc Sindou
The authors present a case of a 42-year-old female admitted for disabling complex and atypical bilateral facial spasms associated with painful masticatory and motor ocular dystonic movements, difficult to fit in the definition of any known cranio-facial dyskinesias. MRI showed a left PICA loop invaginated into the brainstem, considered responsible of an hyperactive disorder of the brainstem nuclei neighboring the conflict. After microvascular decompression, the patient made a full recovery with complete disappearance of the paroxystic phenomena...
July 8, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685428/amino-acid-hydration-decreases-radiation-induced-nausea-in-mice-a-pica-model
#10
Liangjie Yin, Lauren Vaught, Paul Okunieff, Katherine Casey-Sawicki, Sadasivan Vidyasagar
Nausea and diarrhea are common yet inconsistent side effects of abdominal and pelvic irradiation. Their frequency, chronicity, and severity vary greatly, and the reasons for inter-subject variability are unknown. We studied the potential for radiation-induced changes in amino acid absorption and mucosal barrier function to lead to gastrointestinal toxicity. We found profound and prolonged changes in the absorption and secretion of several electrolytes and nutrients, caused by changes in transporter function, after radiation doses as low as 1 to 3 Gy...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680733/unilateral-isolated-hypoglossal-nerve-palsy-due-to-pathologically-adherent-pica-fusiform-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Mike E Ekuma, Tetsuya Goto, Yoshiki Hanaoka, Kohei Kanaya, Tetsuyoshi Horiuchi, Kazuhiro Hongo, Samuel C Ohaegbulam
BACKGROUND: Isolated hypoglossal nerve palsy due to mechanical compression by a vascular lesion is rare. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 72-year-old man who presented with a 4-year history of swallowing disturbance and subsequently progressively worsening left-sided tongue atrophy. He was referred to our department by a neurologist due a magnetic resonance imaging detected left vertebral artery compression of the medulla. Neurological examination was unremarkable except for left hypoglossal nerve dysfunction, which presented as left-sided atrophy and impaired movement of the tongue...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658287/an-experimental-test-of-host-s-life-history-traits-modulation-in-response-to-cuckoo-parasitism-risk
#12
Mónica Expósito-Granados, Deseada Parejo, Juan Gabriel Martínez, Alfredo Sánchez-Tójar, Marta Precioso, Mercedes Molina-Morales, Jesús M Avilés
Hosts can counteract parasites through defences based on resistance and/or tolerance. The mechanistic basis of tolerance, which involve defensive mechanisms minimizing parasite damage after a successful parasitic attack, remains poorly explored in the study of cuckoo-host interactions. Here, we experimentally explore the possibility that the risk of great spotted cuckoo Clamator glandarius parasitism may induce tolerance defences in magpie Pica pica hosts through plasticity in life-history traits. We predict that magpies exposed to auditory cues indicating high parasitism risk will more likely exhibit resistance and/or modify their life-history traits to minimize parasitism costs (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647997/-endovascular-management-and-classification-of-the-dissecting-aneurysms-of-the-vertebral-artery
#13
Y Z Zang, Z G Wang, C W Wang, X Ding, X F Wang, L L Wang
Objective: To summarize the classifications and optimize endovascular treatment of the dissecting aneurysms of the vertebral artery (DAVA). Methods: The clinical information of 39 cases of DAVA treated with endovascular methods in our department between January 2007 and September 2016 were analyzed retrospectively.According to the location of the aneurysm in relation to the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA), the aneurysms were classified into three types: type pre-PICA, located proximally to the PICA; type in-PICA, located at the PICA origin; and type post-PICA located distally to the PICA...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647450/central-administration-of-ghrelin-induces-conditioned-avoidance-in-rodents
#14
Erik Schéle, Christopher Cook, Marie Le May, Tina Bake, Simon M Luckman, Suzanne L Dickson
Feelings of hunger carry a negative-valence (emotion) signal that appears to be conveyed through agouti-related peptide (AgRP) neurons in the hypothalamic arcuate nucleus. The circulating hunger hormone, ghrelin, activates these neurons although it remains unclear whether it also carries a negative-valence signal. Given that ghrelin also activates pathways in the midbrain that are important for reward, it remains possible that ghrelin could act as a positive reinforcer and hence, carry a positive-valence signal...
June 21, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639505/rationale-and-design-of-the-multiethnic-pharmacogenomics-in-childhood-asthma-consortium
#15
Niloufar Farzan, Susanne J Vijverberg, Anand K Andiappan, Lambang Arianto, Vojko Berce, Natalia Blanca-López, Hans Bisgaard, Klaus Bønnelykke, Esteban G Burchard, Paloma Campo, Glorisa Canino, Bruce Carleton, Juan C Celedón, Fook Tim Chew, Wen Chin Chiang, Michelle M Cloutier, Denis Daley, Herman T Den Dekker, F Nicole Dijk, Liesbeth Duijts, Carlos Flores, Erick Forno, Daniel B Hawcutt, Natalia Hernandez-Pacheco, Johan C de Jongste, Michael Kabesch, Gerard H Koppelman, Vangelis G Manolopoulos, Erik Melén, Somnath Mukhopadhyay, Sara Nilsson, Colin N Palmer, Maria Pino-Yanes, Munir Pirmohamed, Uros Potočnki, Jan A Raaijmakers, Katja Repnik, Maximilian Schieck, Yang Yie Sio, Rosalind L Smyth, Csaba Szalai, Kelan G Tantisira, Steve Turner, Marc P van der Schee, Katia M Verhamme, Anke H Maitland-van der Zee
AIM: International collaboration is needed to enable large-scale pharmacogenomics studies in childhood asthma. Here, we describe the design of the Pharmacogenomics in Childhood Asthma (PiCA) consortium. MATERIALS & METHODS: Investigators of each study participating in PiCA provided data on the study characteristics by answering an online questionnaire. RESULTS: A total of 21 studies, including 14,227 children/young persons (58% male), from 12 different countries are currently enrolled in the PiCA consortium...
July 2017: Pharmacogenomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632074/isopropyl-alcohol-swabs-as-a-preferred-substance-of-abuse
#16
Aditi Sharma, Jonathan D Morrow
The authors describe the treatment of a 36-year-old woman who presented with excessive consumption of antiseptic alcohol swabs. Her behavior was diagnosed as a severe substance use disorder with isopropyl alcohol as the primary drug of choice. Diagnostic and treatment challenges involved in the case are discussed in detail, with particular focus on the differential diagnosis for this unusual presentation, including obsessive compulsive disorder, pica, and intentional self-injurious behavior. A brief review of the literature on non-ethanol ingestion for the purposes of intoxication is included, as well as clinical information about the potential dangers posed by isopropyl alcohol consumption...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627000/pencil-beam-scanned-protons-for-the-treatment-of-patients-with-ewing-sarcoma
#17
Damien C Weber, Fritz R Murray, Dora Correia, Alessandra Bolsi, Martina Frei-Welte, Alessia Pica, Antony J Lomax, Ralf Schneider, Barbara Bachtiary
BACKGROUND: Few data exist regarding the clinical outcome of patients with Ewing sarcoma (EWS) treated with pencil beam scanning proton therapy (PT). We report the outcome of children, adolescents and young adults (AYA) treated with PT at the Paul Scherrer Institute. MATERIALS: Thirty-eight patients (median age, 9.9 years) received a median dose of 54.9 Gy(RBE) (where RBE is relative biologic effectiveness). Size of the tumor ranged from 1.7 to 24 cm. Most common primary site was axial/pelvic (n = 27; 71%)...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589845/deep-phylogeographic-breaks-in-magpie-pica-pica-across-the-holarctic-concordance-with-bioacoustics-and-phenotypes
#18
Alexey P Kryukov, Liudmila N Spiridonova, Sayaka Mori, Vladimir Yu Arkhipov, Yaroslav A Red'kin, Oleg A Goroshko, Evgeny G Lobkov, Elisabeth Haring
We examined sequences of the mitochondrial control region in magpies (Pica pica) from the entire distribution range and found deep genetic splits into four major lineages: (1) group West (Europe-Siberia), (2) group East (southern Far East), (3) P. p. mauritanica (North Africa), and (4) P. p. hudsonia (North America). These lineages show a geographic pattern corresponding to known subspecies or subspecies groups. Genetic variation within the widely-distributed group West is low and neutrality tests supported a recent expansion scenario...
June 2017: Zoological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584917/morphometry-and-microsurgical-anatomy-of-bochdalek-s-flower-basket-and-the-related-structures-of-the-cerebellopontine-angle
#19
Laszlo Barany, Gabor Baksa, Lajos Patonay, Oliver Ganslandt, Michael Buchfelder, Peter Kurucz
BACKGROUND: Bochdalek's flower basket (Bfb) is the distal part of the horizontal segment of the fourth ventricle's choroid plexus protruding through the lateral aperture (foramen of Luschka). The microsurgical anatomy of the cerebellopontine angle, fourth ventricle and its inner choroid plexus is well described in the literature, but only one radiological study has investigated the Bfb so far. The goal of the present study was to give an extensive morphometric analysis of the Bfb for the first time and discuss the surgically relevant anatomical aspects...
June 6, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583457/vertebrobasilar-insufficiency-due-to-distal-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-compression-in-chiari-1-5
#20
M Burhan Janjua, Iryna Ivasyk, Jeffrey P Greenfield
BACKGROUND: Chiari malformation is characterized by radiographic evidence of herniation of cerebellar tonsils below the foramen magnum and a symptom complex of headaches; breathing, swallowing, or sleep difficulties; ataxia; restless; and motor and/or sensory deficits. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a case of a 34-year-old woman whose imaging indicated a Chiari 1.5 with brainstem (caudal medulla) herniation and an expansive cervical syrinx. Her symptom complex showed signs both of cervical syringomyelia, as well as ones localizable to the medulla...
August 2017: World Neurosurgery
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