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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323074/an-obesogenic-refined-low-fat-diet-disrupts-attentional-and-behavioral-control-processes-in-a-vigilance-task-in-rats
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Aaron P Blaisdell, Traci Biedermann, Eric Sosa, Ava Abuchaei, Neveen Youssef, Sylvie Bradesi
Diets consisting of refined foods (REF) are associated with poor physical (e.g., obesity and diabetes) and mental (e.g., depression) health and impaired cognition. Few animal studies have explored the causal links between diet processing and health. Instead, most studies focus on the role of macronutrients, especially carbohydrate and fat concurrently with how processed are the ingredients. We previously showed that a REF low fat diet (LFD) caused greater adiposity and impaired motivation compared to an unrefined control (CON) diet consisting of similar macronutrient ratios (Blaisdell et al...
March 16, 2017: Behavioural Processes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317983/a-deconvoluted-pl-approach-to-probe-the-charge-carrier-dynamics-of-the-grain-interior-and-grain-boundary-of-a-perovskite-film-for-perovskite-solar-cell-applications
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Abdullah Al Mamun, Tanzila Tasnim Ava, Hyeon Jun Jeong, Mun Seok Jeong, Gon Namkoong
We explore a new characterization approach capable of probing the grain interior (GI) and grain boundary (GB) of a CH3NH3PbI3-xClx perovskite thin film. In particular, we have found that the photoluminescence (PL) spectrum observed for a CH3NH3PbI3-xClx perovskite thin film is asymmetric, and can be deconvoluted using a bi-Gaussian function, representing the ordered and disordered phases of the perovskite film. In order to understand the origin of the ordered and disordered phases of the perovskite film, two-dimensional (2D) PL mapping was performed to resolve the PL spectra at the nanoscale level...
March 20, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317880/antidromic-rectifying-gap-junctions-amplify-chemical-transmission-at-functionally-mixed-electrical-chemical-synapses
#3
Ping Liu, Bojun Chen, Roger Mailler, Zhao-Wen Wang
Neurons communicate through chemical synapses and electrical synapses (gap junctions). Although these two types of synapses often coexist between neurons, little is known about whether they interact, and whether any interactions between them are important to controlling synaptic strength and circuit functions. By studying chemical and electrical synapses between premotor interneurons (AVA) and downstream motor neurons (A-MNs) in the Caenorhabditis elegans escape circuit, we found that disrupting either the chemical or electrical synapses causes defective escape response...
March 20, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292302/impact-of-left-ventricular-outflow-tract-ellipticity-on-the-grading-of-aortic-stenosis-in-patients-with-normal-ejection-fraction
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Frédéric Maes, Sophie Pierard, Christophe de Meester, Jamila Boulif, Mihaela Amzulescu, David Vancraeynest, Anne-Catherine Pouleur, Agnès Pasquet, Bernhard Gerber, Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiology of paradoxical low-gradient (LG) severe aortic stenosis (SAS) remains controversial. As low transvalvular flow has been implicated, we sought to investigate the impact of left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT) ellipticity on the estimation of the LV stroke volume, the calculation of the aortic valve area (AVA) by use of the continuity equation and on AS severity grading. METHODS: We studied 190 consecutive patients (mean age: 72 ± 13 years; male: 57%) with SAS (indexed AVA < 0...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290165/clinical-outcomes-in-different-types-of-aortic-stenosis-as-assessed-by-doppler-echocardiography
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R Brandon Stacey, Meng Meng, Graham V Byrum Iii, Olivia N Gilbert, Bharathi Upadhya, Carlos Rodriguez, David Zhao, Min Pu
BACKGROUND: Cardiologists continue to struggle with the prognosis and significance of low-gradient, severe aortic stenosis (AS) with preserved ejection fraction (EF). Conflicting data makes more substantive decisions challenging. The study aim was to determine the prognosis and significance of severe AS by reviewing index cases from the authors' echocardiography laboratory. METHODS: The study included 302 patients with AS and with aortic valve area (AVA) ≤1.0 cm2 who were identified from the echocardiography database between 2010 and 2011...
November 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289756/predictive-value-of-pooled-cerebral-blood-volume-mapping-for-final-infarct-volume-in-patients-with-major-artery-occlusions-a%C3%A2-retrospective-analysis
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Lauma Ava, Joachim Berkefeld, Arne Lauer, Alexander Seiler, Waltraud Pfeilschifter, Monika Müller-Eschner, Se-Jong You, Stefan Weidauer, Ulrich Pilatus, Marlies Wagner
PURPOSE: Detection of ischemic core and collateral status is helpful to predict clinical success of thrombectomy in acute cerebral artery occlusion. Angiographic flat panel detector computed tomography (CT) with pooled blood volume (PBV) data acquisition was described to be helpful to estimate ischemic core in stroke patients prior to thrombectomy and to depict cerebral vessels. We therefore retrospectively evaluated preinterventional PBV data of a large collective of ischemic stroke patients prior to thrombectomy to test its predictive value on final infarct considering PBV maps and collateral status...
March 13, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281380/a-comparative-study-of-various-methods-for-detection-of-il28b-rs12979860-in-chronic-hepatitis-c
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Seyed Hamidreza Monavari, Roohollah Fateh, Farzam Vaziri, Fatemeh Rahimi Jamnani, Enayat Anvari, Farzin Sadeghi, Parviz Afrough, Ava Behrouzi, Fatemeh Sakhaee, Sepideh Meidaninikjeh, Hamidreza Mollaie, Alireza Hadizadeh Tasbiti, Shamsi Yari, Maryam Sadeghi, Abolfazl Fateh, Seyed Davar Siadat
Interleukin-28B (IL28B) single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) constitute important host-related factors influencing the response rate to Hepatitis C virus (HCV) standard antiviral therapy. In the last few years, several new technologies for SNP detection have been developed. However, the sensitivity and specificity of various methods are different and needs evaluation. Five different methods (resolution melting curve [RMC], polymerase chain reaction-restriction fragment length polymorphism [PCR-RFLP], PCR-sequencing analysis, amplification refractory mutation system [ARMS], and zip nucleic acid probe-based real-time PCR [ZNA]) were developed for genotyping rs12979860 associated with IL28B...
March 10, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276071/cfd-and-bernoulli-based-pressure-drop-estimates-a-comparison-using-patient-anatomies-from-heart-and-aortic-valve-segmentation-of-ct-images
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Jürgen Weese, Angela Lungu, Jochen Peters, Frank M Weber, Irina Waechter-Stehle, D Rodney Hose
PURPOSE: An aortic valve stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the aortic valve (AV). It impedes blood flow and is often quantified by the geometric orifice area of the AV (AVA) and the pressure drop (PD). Using the Bernoulli equation, a relation between the PD and the effective orifice area (EOA) represented by the area of the vena contracta (VC) downstream of the AV can be derived. We investigate the relation between the AVA and the EOA using patient anatomies derived from cardiac computed tomography (CT) angiography images and computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulations...
March 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270937/the-cognitive-neuroplasticity-of-reading-recovery-following-chronic-stroke-a-representational-similarity-analysis-approach
#9
Simon Fischer-Baum, Ava Jang, David Kajander
Damage to certain left hemisphere regions leads to reading impairments, at least acutely, though some individuals eventually recover reading. Previous neuroimaging studies have shown a relationship between reading recovery and increases in contralesional and perilesional activation during word reading tasks, relative to controls. Questions remain about how to interpret these changes in activation. Do these changes reflect functional take-over, a reorganization of functions in the damaged brain? Or do they reveal compensatory masquerade or the use of alternative neural pathways to reading that are available in both patients and controls? We address these questions by studying a single individual, CH, who has made a partial recovery of reading familiar words following stroke...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254430/anti-tumor-activity-of-pi3k-%C3%AE-inhibitor-in-hematologic-malignant-cells-shedding-new-light-on-resistance-to-idelalisib
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Davood Bashash, Ava Safaroghli-Azar, Maryam Dadashi, Majid Safa, Majid Momeny, Seyed H Ghaffari
Genetic and laboratory experiments have brought remarkable advances in management of human malignancies, which not only revolutionized the understanding of the disease, but also led to development of novel and effective targeted therapies against specific deregulated pathways. This study aimed to investigate anti-cancer effects of Idelalisib, a potent PI3K-δ inhibitor, in a panel of hematological cell lines. The resulting data showed that Idelalisib decreased cell survival in all the tested cell lines; however, as compared to NB4, viability of other cell lines, irrespective of their molecular characteristics or even the compensatory activation of MEK/ERK pathway, was inhibited at higher concentrations...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Biochemistry & Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247785/encephalitis-awareness
#11
Ava Easton
Last week we marked the 4th World Encephalitis Day, a global campaign with two primary aims. The first is to acknowledge the experiences of survivors of this devastating neurological condition and their family members, while the second is to raise much-needed awareness among the public.
March 1, 2017: Nursing Standard
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247566/natural-history-of-severe-aortic-stenosis-diastolic-wall-strain-as-a-novel-prognostic-marker
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Edinrin Obasare, Vikas Bhalla, Deepakraj Gajanana, Mary Rodriguez Ziccardi, Jose N Codolosa, Vincent M Figueredo, Dennis Lynn Morris, Gregg S Pressman
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Diastolic wall strain (DWS) has been proposed as a simple noninvasive measure of left ventricular (LV) stiffness. This study investigated DWS as a possible predictor of mortality in severe aortic stenosis (AS). METHODS: 138 patients with severe AS (indexed aortic valve area [AVA]<0.6 cm(2) /m(2) ) and normal ejection fraction (>55%) were included. 52 patients (38%) had aortic valve interventions or poor image quality (n=5) and were excluded leaving 86 in the study group (84±8 years, 70% female, 69% African American)...
March 1, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240754/coordination-chemistry-of-mercury-ii-with-2-pyridylnitrones-monomers-to-polymers
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Mahmood Azizpoor Fard, Ava Behnia, Richard J Puddephatt
The coordination chemistry of mercury(ii) halides, HgX2, X = Cl, Br, I, with N-methyl-α-(2-pyridyl)nitrone, L1, and N-t-butyl-α-(2-pyridyl)nitrone, L2, is reported. The structures of 1 : 1 complexes [HgX2L], X = Cl, L = L1; X = Br, L = L2, 2 : 1 complexes [(HgX2)2L], X = Br or I, L = L1; X = Cl or I, L = L2, and a unique compound [(HgBr2)5(L2)3] have been determined. In the 1 : 1 and 1 : 2 complexes, the ligand L1 adopts the anti conformation, and is either monodentate or bridging, while the ligand L2 adopts the syn conformation and acts as a chelate ligand...
March 14, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229398/stroke-chameleons-and-stroke-mimics-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Ava L Liberman, Shyam Prabhakaran
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: We discuss the frequency of stroke misdiagnosis in the emergency department (ED), identify common diagnostic pitfalls, describe strategies to reduce diagnostic error, and detail ongoing research. RECENT FINDINGS: The National Academy of Medicine has re-defined and highlighted the importance of diagnostic errors for patient safety. Recent rates of stroke under-diagnosis (false-negative cases, "stroke chameleons") range from 2-26% and 30-43% for stroke over-diagnosis (false-positive cases, "stroke mimics")...
February 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228575/risk-of-pulmonary-embolism-after-cerebral-venous-thrombosis
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Ava L Liberman, Alexander E Merkler, Gino Gialdini, Steven R Messé, Michael P Lerario, Santosh B Murthy, Hooman Kamel, Babak B Navi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral vein thrombosis (CVT) is a type of venous thromboembolism. Whether the risk of pulmonary embolism (PE) after CVT is similar to the risk after deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is unknown. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study using administrative data from all emergency department visits and hospitalizations in California, New York, and Florida from 2005 to 2013. We identified patients with CVT or DVT and the outcome of PE using previously validated International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, Clinical Modification codes...
March 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215694/comparisons-of-the-humoral-and-cellular-immunity-induced-by-live-a16r-attenuated-spore-and-ava-like-anthrax-vaccine-in-mice
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Jin Lv, Ying-Ying Zhang, Xun Lu, Hao Zhang, Lin Wei, Jun Gao, Bin Hu, Wen-Wei Hu, Dun-Zhong Hu, Na Jia, Xin Feng
The live attenuated anthrax vaccine and anthrax vaccine adsorbed (AVA) are two main types of anthrax vaccines currently used in human. However, the immunoprotective mechanisms are not fully understood. In this study, we compared humoral and cellular immunity induced by live A16R spore vaccine and A16R strain derived AVA-like vaccine in mice peripheral blood, spleen and bone marrow. Both A16R spores and AVA-like vaccines induced a sustained IgG antibody response with IgG1/IgG2b subtype dominance. However, A16R spores vaccine induced higher titer of IgG2a compared with AVA-like vaccine, indicating a stronger Th1 response to A16R spores...
February 16, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213521/signalling-adaptor-shcd-suppresses-erk-phosphorylation-distal-to-the-ret-and-trk-neurotrophic-receptors
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Melanie K B Wills, Ava Keyvani Chahi, Hayley R Lau, Manali Tilak, Brianna Guild, Laura A New, Peihua Lu, Keévin Jacquet, Susan O Meakin, Nicolas Bisson, Nina Jones
Proteins of the Shc family are typically involved in signal transduction events involving Ras/MAPK and PI3K/Akt pathways. In the nervous system, they function proximal to the neurotrophic factors that regulate cell survival, differentiation, and neuron-specific characteristics. The least-characterized homolog, ShcD, is robustly expressed in the developing and mature nervous system, but its contributions to neural cell circuitry are largely uncharted. We now report that ShcD binds to active Ret, TrkA, and TrkB neurotrophic factor receptors predominantly via its phosphotyrosine binding (PTB) domain...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213120/a-cross-validated-cytoarchitectonic-atlas-of-the-human-ventral-visual-stream
#18
Mona Rosenke, Kevin S Weiner, Michael A Barnett, Karl Zilles, Katrin Amunts, Rainer Goebel, Kalanit Grill-Spector
The human ventral visual stream consists of several areas that are considered processing stages essential for perception and recognition. A fundamental microanatomical feature differentiating areas is cytoarchitecture, which refers to the distribution, size, and density of cells across cortical layers. Because cytoarchitectonic structure is measured in 20-micron-thick histological slices of postmortem tissue, it is difficult to assess (a) how anatomically consistent these areas are across brains and (b) how they relate to brain parcellations obtained with prevalent neuroimaging methods, acquired at the millimeter and centimeter scale...
February 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198965/development-of-a-virtual-learning-environment-for-cardiorespiratory-arrest-training
#19
Anazilda Carvalho da Silva, Andrea Bernardes, Yolanda Dora Martinez Évora, Maria Célia Barcellos Dalri, Alexandre Ribeiro da Silva, Camila Santana Justo Cintra Sampaio
OBJECTIVE: To develop a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) aiming at the training of nursing team workers and emergency vehicle drivers in Basic Life Support (BLS) to attend Cardiorespiratory arrest, and to evaluate the quality of its contents among specialists in the area of Emergency and Urgent care. METHOD: Applied research of technological development. The methodology used was based on the Instructional Design Model (ADDIE), which structures the teaching-learning planning in different stages (analysis, design, development, implementation and evaluation)...
November 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195956/group-based-trajectory-analysis-of-emotional-symptoms-among-survivors-after-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
#20
Dianxu Ren, Jun Fan, Ava M Puccio, David O Okonkwo, Sue R Beers, Yvette Conley
OBJECTIVES: Depressive symptoms and anxiety are fairly common emotional outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). Life satisfaction is a main factor in the general construct of subjective well-being. However, there is limited literature available on the interrelationship between emotional outcomes and life satisfaction post-severe TBI over time. The purpose of this study was to characterize distinct patterns of change in depressive symptoms, anxiety, and life satisfaction over 24 months after severe TBI and evaluate the interrelationship of different trajectory groups among them as well as associated subject characteristics...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
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