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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803453/repeated-exposure-to-two-stressors-in-sequence-demonstrates-that-corticosterone-and-pvn-interleukin-1%C3%AE-responses-habituate-independently
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Dennis F Lovelock, Terrence Deak
A wide range of stress-related pathologies such as post-traumatic stress disorder are thought to arise from aberrant or maladaptive forms of stress adaptation. The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis readily adapts to repeated stressor exposure, yet little is known about adaptation in neuroimmune responses to repeated or sequential stress challenges. In Experiment 1, rats were exposed to ten days of restraint alone (60 min daily), forced swim alone (30 min daily), or daily sequential exposure to restraint (60 min) followed immediately by forced swim (30 minutes), termed sequential stress exposure...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803175/seeding-of-abdomen-with-primary-intracranial-hemangiopericytoma-by-a-ventriculoperitoneal-shunt-case-report
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Kelly Bridges, Rebecca Sauerwein, Marjorie Grafe, Vassiliki Liana Tsikitis, Aaron Halfpenny, Ahmed Raslan
BACKGROUND: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) placement has been implicated in extraneural metastasis of many primary central nervous system tumors. Reported cases include, but are not limited to, medulloblastoma, germ cell tumor, astrocytoma, oligodendroglioma, lymphoma, ependymoma, melanoma, and choroid plexus tumors. However, a literature review reveals no reported cases of extraneural metastasis of solitary fibrous tumor/hemangiopericytoma (SFT/HPC). CASE DESCRIPTION: Here we report the case of a 34-year-old man with recurrent intracranial malignant SFT/HPC who had undergone surgical tumor resection and subsequent placement of a VPS for obstructive hydrocephalus in 2004...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797859/valuing-attributes-of-home-palliative-care-with-service-users-a-pilot-discrete-choice-experiment
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Barbara Gomes, Maja de Brito, Vera P Sarmento, Deokhee Yi, Duarte Soares, Jacinta Fernandes, Bruno Fonseca, Edna Gonçalves, Pedro L Ferreira, Irene J Higginson
CONTEXT: Discrete choice experiment (DCE) is a quantitative method that helps determine which service attributes are most valued by people and consequently improve their well-being. OBJECTIVES: To test a new DCE on home palliative care (HPC). METHODS: Cross-sectional survey using the DCE method with adult patients and their family caregivers, users of three HPC services in Portugal. Service attributes were based on a Cochrane review, a meta-ethnography, and the few existing DCEs on HPC: 1) team's availability, 2) support for family caregivers, 3) homecare support, 4) information and planning, and 5) waiting time...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pain and Symptom Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791194/a-case-report-of-surgical-management-of-hemangiopericytoma-at-the-foramen-magnum
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Nobuhiko Arai, Satoshi Takahashi, Hatano Mami, Yukina Tokuda, Kazunari Yoshida
BACKGROUND: Hemangiopericytoma (HPC) is a highly vascularized mesenchymal tumor known for its high rates of recurrence and metastasis. The extent of tumor removal is known to be the most trustful prognostic factor. Skull base HPCs are challenging to treat because of the difficulty of the surgical approach and proximity to vital vascular and neuronal structures. We successfully treated a case of HPC at the ventral foramen magnum through surgical gross tumor removal via a far-lateral transcondylar approach...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789886/an-advanced-technique-using-an-electronic-taste-sensing-system-to-evaluate-the-bitterness-of-orally-disintegrating-films-and-the-evaluation-of-model-films
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Yoshiko Takeuchi, Rina Usui, Hidekazu Ikezaki, Kohei Tahara, Hirofumi Takeuchi
Taste detection systems using electronic sensors are needed in the field of pharmaceutical design. The aim of this study was to propose an advanced technique using a taste-sensing system to evaluate the bitterness of an orally disintegrating film (ODF) samples. In this system, a solid film sample is kept in the test medium with stirring, and the sensor output is recorded. Model films were prepared using a solution-casting method with a water-soluble polymer such as pullulan, HPMC, HPC or PVP as film formers, and donepezil hydrochloride and quinine hydrochloride as model bitter-tasting active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)...
August 5, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777881/early-stage-attenuation-of-phase-amplitude-coupling-in-the-hippocampus-and-medial-prefrontal-cortex-in-a-transgenic-rat-model-of-ad
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Paolo Bazzigaluppi, Tina L Beckett, Margaret M Koletar, Aaron Y Lai, Illsung L Joo, Mary E Brown, Peter L Carlen, JoAnne McLaurin, Bojana Stefanovic
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is pathologically characterized by amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) accumulation, neurofibrillary tangle formation, and neurodegeneration. Preclinical studies on neuronal impairments associated with progressive amyloidosis have demonstrated some Aβ-dependent neuronal dysfunction including modulation of GABAergic signalling. The present work focuses on the early stage of disease progression and uses TgF344-AD rats that recapitulate a broad repertoire of AD-like pathologies to investigate the neuronal network functioning using simultaneous intracranial recordings from the hippocampus (HPC) and the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), followed by pathological analyses of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABAA ) receptors subunits α1, α5 and δ, and glutamic acid decarboxylases (GAD65 and GAD67)...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776426/understanding-the-compaction-behaviour-of-low-substituted-hpc-macro-micro-and-nano-metric-evaluations
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Amr ElShaer, Ali Al-Khattawi, Afzal R Mohammed, Monika Warzecha, Dimitrios A Lamprou, Hany Hassanin
The fast development in materials science has resulted in the emergence of new pharmaceutical materials with superior physical and mechanical properties. Low-substituted hydroxypropyl cellulose is an ether derivative of cellulose and is praised for its multi-functionality as a binder, disintegrant, film coating agent and as a suitable material for medical dressings. Nevertheless, very little is known about the compaction behaviour of this polymer. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the compaction and disintegration behaviour of four grades of L-HPC namely; LH32, LH21, LH11 and LHB1...
August 4, 2017: Pharmaceutical Development and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774262/parallel-multiple-instance-learning-for-extremely-large-histopathology-image-analysis
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Yan Xu, Yeshu Li, Zhengyang Shen, Ziwei Wu, Teng Gao, Yubo Fan, Maode Lai, Eric I-Chao Chang
BACKGROUND: Histopathology images are critical for medical diagnosis, e.g., cancer and its treatment. A standard histopathology slice can be easily scanned at a high resolution of, say, 200,000×200,000 pixels. These high resolution images can make most existing imaging processing tools infeasible or less effective when operated on a single machine with limited memory, disk space and computing power. RESULTS: In this paper, we propose an algorithm tackling this new emerging "big data" problem utilizing parallel computing on High-Performance-Computing (HPC) clusters...
August 3, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770528/quiescent-and-agitated-redispersion-as-a-tool-for-evaluating-dispersant-effectiveness-in-dissolution-enhancement-of-drug-laden-nanocomposites
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A Bhakay, R N Davé, E Bilgili
Nanocomposite microparticles (NCMPs) have been used in various solid dosage forms with the goal of enhancing the dissolution rate and bioavailability of poorly water-soluble drugs. Nanoparticle recovery from NCMPs, i.e., redispersion, is the preliminary step in drug dissolution. This study aims at exploring aqueous redispersion of NCMPs with various dispersants under quiescent vs. agitated conditions as potential dispersant screening tool in the development of fast-dissolving NCMP formulations. NCMPs were prepared by coating wet-milled suspensions of a poorly water-soluble drug, griseofulvin (GF), formulated with the dispersants hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC), sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), as-received/wet co-milled croscarmellose sodium (CCS), and mannitol, onto Pharmatose® carrier particles in a fluidized bed dryer...
August 2, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769978/ultrastructural-characteristics-of-rat-hepatic-oval-cells-and-their-intercellular-contacts-in-the-model-of-biliary-fibrosis-new-insights-into-experimental-liver-fibrogenesis
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Joanna Maria Lotowska, Maria Elzbieta Sobaniec-Lotowska, Dariusz Marek Lebensztejn, Urszula Daniluk, Piotr Sobaniec, Krzysztof Sendrowski, Jaroslaw Daniluk, Joanna Reszec, Wojciech Debek
PURPOSE: Recently, it has been emphasized that hepatic progenitor/oval cells (HPCs) are significantly involved in liver fibrogenesis. We evaluated the multipotential population of HPCs by transmission electron microscope (TEM), including relations with adherent hepatic nonparenchymal cells (NPCs) in rats with biliary fibrosis induced by bile duct ligation (BDL). METHODS: The study used 6-week-old Wistar Crl: WI(Han) rats after BDL for 1, 6, and 8 weeks. RESULTS: Current ultrastructural analysis showed considerable proliferation of HPCs in experimental intensive biliary fibrosis...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763469/end-of-life-care-for-immigrants-in-germany-an-epidemiological-appraisal-of-berlin
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Antje Henke, Peter Thuss-Patience, Asita Behzadi, Oliver Henke
BACKGROUND: Since the late 1950's, a steadily increasing immigrant population in Germany is resulting in a subpopulation of aging immigrants. The German health care system needs to adjust its services-linguistically, culturally, and medically-for this subpopulation of patients. Immigrants make up over 20% of the population in Germany, yet the majority receive inadequate medical care. As many of the labor immigrants of the 1960s and 1970s are in need of hospice and palliative care (HPC), little is known about this specialized care for immigrants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757561/porcine-interferon-stimulated-gene-12a-restricts-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-replication-in-marc-145-cells
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Likai Ji, Xiang Zhou, Wan Liang, Jianjian Liu, Bang Liu
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) causes severe losses in the global pig industry. In the present study, we investigated the molecular characterization of porcine interferon stimulated gene 12a (ISG12A) and confirmed its anti-PRRSV ability for the first time. We found that porcine ISG12A was localized in mitochondria and significantly decreased the number of cells in G2/S phase. Porcine ISG12A mRNA was up-regulated in cells/tissues of Tongcheng (TC) pigs and Large White (LW) pigs after PRRSV challenge...
July 25, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751179/external-carotid-artery-sacrifice-in-the-treatment-of-infantile-haemangiopericytoma-in-a-neonate
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R Pokrowiecki, K Dowgierd
Haemangiopericytoma of the head and neck (HN-HPC) is a rare neoplasm occurring in children. The rarity of the tumour poses a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Despite protocols that recommend the use of chemotherapy prior to surgery, no treatment standard has yet been proposed. This article reports the case of a 5-month-old infant with a rapidly growing, giant life-threatening HN-HPC that was treated successfully by two-stage surgery without adjuvant chemotherapy.
July 24, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747888/the-hsp72-and-hsp90%C3%AE-mrna-responses-to-hot-downhill-running-are-reduced-following-a-prior-bout-of-hot-downhill-running-and-occur-concurrently-within-leukocytes-and-the-vastus-lateralis
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James A Tuttle, Bryna C R Chrismas, Oliver R Gibson, James H Barrington, David C Hughes, Paul C Castle, Alan J Metcalfe, Adrian W Midgley, Oliver Pearce, Chindu Kabir, Faizal Rayanmarakar, Sami Al-Ali, Mark P Lewis, Lee Taylor
The leukocyte heat shock response (HSR) is used to determine individual's thermotolerance. The HSR and thermotolerance are enhanced following interventions such as preconditioning and/or acclimation/acclimatization. However, it is unclear whether the leukocyte HSR is an appropriate surrogate for the HSR in other tissues implicated within the pathophysiology of exertional heat illnesses (e.g., skeletal muscle), and whether an acute preconditioning strategy (e.g., downhill running) can improve subsequent thermotolerance...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743501/hypoxic-postconditioning-attenuates-apoptosis-via-inactivation-of-adenosine-a2a-receptor-through-ndrg3-raf-erk-pathway
#15
Chao Cui, Huang Lin, Yanyu Shi, Ruiyan Pan
BACKGROUND: In recent years, many studies have demonstrated that endogenous adenosine induced by ischemia postconditioning reduces apoptosis in animal and cell models, but no study has clearly elucidated the effects of hypoxia postconditioning (HPC) in human dermal microvascular endothelial cells (HDMECs) of flaps, and the subtype of adenosine receptors involved remains unknown. In our study, we sought to identify the roles of adenosine A2a receptor, NDRG3 (N-myc downstream-regulated gene 3) and Raf-ERK pathway in the anti-apoptotic effects of hypoxia postconditioning...
July 23, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742721/hepatic-portocholecystostomy-97-cases-from-a-single-institution
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Géraldine Héry, Emmanuel Gonzales, Olivier Bernard, Virginie Fouquet, Frédéric Gauthier, Sophie Branchereau
OBJECTIVES: About 20% of cases of biliary atresia (BA) do not involve the gallbladder, the cystic duct and the common bile duct. In these cases, a hepatoportocholecystostomy (HPC) may be performed instead of the classical hepatoportoenterostomy (HPE). METHODS: We reviewed our cohort to investigate the efficacy of HPC as well as the associated surgical complications and clinical problems. RESULTS: From 1984 to 2009, 97 patients underwent HPC in our institution...
July 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741140/melt-extrusion-for-a-high-melting-point-compound-with-improved-solubility-and-sustained-release
#17
Jiannan Lu, Sakae Obara, Fei Liu, Wanyi Fu, Wen Zhang, Shingo Kikuchi
The objective of the current study was to develop an amorphous solid dispersion for a high melting point compound, griseofulvin (GRF), with an enhanced solubility and a controlled release pattern utilizing hot melt extrusion (HME) technology. Hypromellose acetate succinate (HPMCAS, Shin-Etsu AQOAT®, medium particle size) was explored as the polymeric carrier, while hypromellose (HPMC, Metolose® SR) was chosen as the release rate control agent. GRF presented an HPMCAS grade-dependent solubility: AS-HMP > AS-MMP > AS-LMP...
July 24, 2017: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729438/electrophysiological-evidence-that-the-retrosplenial-cortex-displays-a-strong-and-specific-activation-phased-with-hippocampal-theta-during-paradoxical-rem-sleep
#18
Koike Bruna Del Vechio, Farias Kelly Soares, Billwiller Francesca, Almeida-Filho Daniel, Libourel Paul-Antoine, Tiran-Cappello Alix, Parmentier Régis, Blanco Wilfredo, Ribeiro Sidarta, Luppi Pierre-Herve, Queiroz Claudio Marcos
It is widely accepted that cortical neurons are similarly more activated during waking and paradoxical sleep (PS, aka REM) than during slow wave sleep (SWS). However, we recently reported using Fos labeling that only a few limbic cortical structures including the retrosplenial (RSC) and anterior cingulate (ACA) cortices contain a large number of neurons activated during PS hypersomnia. Our aim in the present study was to record local field potentials (LFPs) and unit activity from these two structures across all vigilance states in freely moving male rats to determine whether the RSC and the ACA are electrophysiologically specifically active during basal PS episodes...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728997/sepsis-reconsidered-identifying-novel-metrics-for-behavioral-landscape-characterization-with-a-high-performance-computing-implementation-of-an-agent-based-model
#19
Chase Cockrell, Gary An
OBJECTIVES: Sepsis affects nearly 1 million people in the United States per year, has a mortality rate of 28-50% and requires more than $20 billion a year in hospital costs. Over a quarter century of research has not yielded a single reliable diagnostic test or a directed therapeutic agent for sepsis. Central to this insufficiency is the fact that sepsis remains a clinical/physiological diagnosis representing a multitude of molecularly heterogeneous pathological trajectories. Advances in computational capabilities offered by High Performance Computing (HPC) platforms call for an evolution in the investigation of sepsis to attempt to define the boundaries of traditional research (bench, clinical and computational) through the use of computational proxy models...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728219/-solitary-fibrous-tumor-hemangiopericytoma-of-central-nervous-system-a-clinicopathologic-analysis-of-71-cases
#20
X L Li, W W Fu, S Zhang, D Y Chen, Y P Chen, J Wu, X Y Liu, G P Li, S M Lin, S Luo, S S Cai, W Guo, X F Wang
Objective: As solitary fibrous tumor (SFT) and hemangiopericytoma (HPC) share the same molecular genetics features, the 2016 WHO classification of central nervous system (CNS) tumors had created the combined term SFT/HPC and assigns three grades. This study aims to investigate the clinicopathologic characteristics, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and prognosis of CNS SFT/HPC. Methods: Seventy-one cases of CNS SFT and HPC were retrospectively reclassified and studied. Histopathological, immunohistochemical and imaging features were analyzed...
July 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
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