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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625946/educational-needs-of-epileptologists-regarding-psychiatric-comorbidities-of-the-epilepsies-a-descriptive-quantitative-survey
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Marco Mula, Esper Cavalheiro, Alla Guekht, Andres M Kanner, Hyang Woon Lee, Cigdem Ozkara, Alfredo Thomson, Sarah J Wilson
Psychiatric disorders are relatively frequent comorbidities in epilepsy and they have an impact on morbidity, mortality, and quality of life. This is a report from the Task Force on Education of the ILAE Commission on Neuropsychiatry based on a survey about educational needs of epileptologists regarding management of the psychiatric comorbidities of epilepsy. The Task Force designed a quantitative questionnaire to survey the self-perceived confidence of child and adult epileptologists and psychiatrists in managing major psychiatric comorbidities of epilepsy to identify: (1) critical areas of improvement from a list of skills that are usually considered necessary for effective management of these conditions, and (2) the preferred educational format for improving these skills...
June 19, 2017: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621824/design-synthesis-and-evaluation-of-novel-tyrosine-based-dna-gyrase-b-inhibitors
#2
Andrej E Cotman, Marko Trampuž, Matjaž Brvar, Danijel Kikelj, Janez Ilaš, Lucija Peterlin-Mašič, Sofia Montalvão, Päivi Tammela, Rok Frlan
The discovery and synthesis of new tyrosine-based inhibitors of DNA gyrase B (GyrB), which target its ATPase subunit, is reported. Twenty-four compounds were synthesized and evaluated for activity against DNA gyrase and DNA topoisomerase IV. The antibacterial properties of selected GyrB inhibitors were demonstrated by their activity against Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus faecalis in the low micromolar range. The most promising compounds, 8a and 13e, inhibited Escherichia coli and S. aureus GyrB with IC50 values of 40 and 30 µM...
June 16, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613935/obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-subclinical-interstitial-lung-disease-in-mesa
#3
John S Kim, Anna J Podolanczuk, Priya Borker, Steven M Kawut, Ganesh Raghu, Joel D Kaufman, Karen D Hinckley Stukovsky, Eric A Hoffman, R Graham Barr, Daniel J Gottlieb, Susan S Redline, David J Lederer
RATIONALE: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been postulated to contribute to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis by promoting alveolar epithelial injury via tractional forces and intermittent hypoxia. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether OSA is associated with subclinical interstitial lung disease (ILD) and with biomarkers of alveolar epithelial injury and remodeling. METHODS: We performed cross-sectional analyses of 1,690 community-dwelling adults who underwent 15-channel in-home polysomnography and thoracic computed tomography (CT) imaging in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis...
June 14, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608401/the-anatomical-evolution-of-the-thyroid-cartilage-from-childhood-to-adulthood-a-computed-tomography-evaluation
#4
Eran Glikson, Doron Sagiv, Ana Eyal, Michael Wolf, Adi Primov-Fever
OBJECTIVE: To enhance knowledge and understanding of the laryngeal framework maturation in different age groups and genders. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort imaging study. SETTING: Tertiary academic referral center. METHODS: Computed tomography neck scans of 283 patients aged 8 to 20 years were studied. The interlaminae angle (ILA) of the thyroid cartilage at the level of the vocal folds, the anterior projection (angulation) of the thyroid cartilage (TC), and the degree of calcifications were evaluated and compared in sequential age groups of both genders...
June 13, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601723/terpyridyl-oxovanadium-iv-complexes-for-dna-crosslinking-and-mito-targeted-photocytotoxicity
#5
Arun Kumar, Ila Pant, Akanksha Dixit, Samya Banerjee, Bhabatosh Banik, Rupak Saha, Paturu Kondaiah, Akhil R Chakravarty
Oxovanadium(IV) complexes [VO(L(1)/L(2))Cl2](n+) (1,2) of (anthracenyl)terpyridine (An-tpy as L(1) in 1, n=0) and triphenylphosphonium-appended (anthracenyl)terpyridine (An-tpy-TPP(+) as L(2) in 2, n=1) were synthesized, characterized and their DNA crosslinking ability, photocytotoxicity in visible light and cellular localization in cancer cells studied. The bromide derivative of 2, viz. [VO(An-tpy-TPP)Br2]Br (3) is structurally characterized. The structure showed trans disposition of two halides in the coordination sphere and the TPP(+) unit is a pendant to the terpyridyl ligand...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600632/dynamic-complexity-measures-and-entropy-paths-for-modelling-and-comparison-of-evolution-of-patients-with-drug-resistant-epileptic-encephalopathy-syndromes-drees
#6
Ricardo Zavala-Yoe, Ricardo A Ramirez-Mendoza
Epileptic encephalopathies (EE) is a term coined by the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) to refer to a group of epilepsies in which the ictal and interictal abnormalities may contribute to progressive cerebral dysfunction. Among them, two affect mainly children and are very difficult to deal with, Doose and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes, (DS and LGS, respectively). So far (Zavala-Yoe et al., J Integr Neurosci 15(2):205-223, 2015a and works of ours there), quantitative analysis of single case studies of EE have been performed...
June 9, 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574317/reoperation-after-failed-resective-epilepsy-surgery-in-children
#7
Osama Muthaffar, Klajdi Puka, Luc Rubinger, Cristina Go, O Carter Snead, James T Rutka, Elysa Widjaja
OBJECTIVE Although epilepsy surgery is an effective treatment option, at least 20%-40% of patients can continue to experience uncontrolled seizures resulting from incomplete resection of the lesion, epileptogenic zone, or secondary epileptogenesis. Reoperation could eliminate or improve seizures. Authors of this study evaluated outcomes following reoperation in a pediatric population. METHODS A retrospective single-center analysis of all patients who had undergone resective epilepsy surgery in the period from 2001 to 2013 was performed...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570100/serum-matrix-metalloproteinase-7-respiratory-symptoms-and-mortality-in-community-dwelling-adults-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
#8
Hilary F Armstrong, Anna J Podolanczuk, R Graham Barr, Elizabeth C Oelsner, Steven M Kawut, Eric A Hoffman, Russell Tracy, Naftali Kaminski, Robyn L McClelland, David J Lederer
RATIONALE: Matrix metalloproteinase-7 (MMP-7) has been implicated in ILD pathobiology and proposed as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker of IPF. OBJECTIVES: To test associations between serum MMP-7 and lung function, respiratory symptoms, interstitial lung abnormalities (ILA), and all-cause mortality in community-dwelling adults sampled without regard to respiratory symptoms or disease. METHODS: We measured serum MMP-7 in 1,227 participants in the Multi Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis at basline...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560270/a-cross-country-exchange-market-pressure-emp-dataset
#9
Mohit Desai, Ila Patnaik, Joshua Felman, Ajay Shah
The data presented in this article are related to the research article titled - "An exchange market pressure measure for cross country analysis" (Patnaik et al. [1]). In this article, we present the dataset for Exchange Market Pressure values (EMP) for 139 countries along with their conversion factors, ρ (rho). Exchange Market Pressure, expressed in percentage change in exchange rate, measures the change in exchange rate that would have taken place had the central bank not intervened. The conversion factor ρ can interpreted as the change in exchange rate associated with $1 billion of intervention...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559742/assessment-of-grape-plum-and-orange-synthetic-food-flavourings-using-in-vivo-acute-toxicity-tests
#10
Ila Monize Sousa Sales, Janaína Sousa Barbosa, Fabelina Karollyne Silva Dos Santos, Felipe Cavalcanti Carneiro da Silva, Paulo Michel Pinheiro Ferreira, João Marcelo de Castro E Sousa, Ana Paula Peron
The present study evaluates the acute toxicity of synthetic grape, plum and orange flavourings in root meristem cells of Allium cepa at the doses of 3.5, 7.0 and 14.0 mL/kg and exposure times of 24 and 48 h, and in bone marrow erythrocytes of mice treated orally for seven days with 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 5.0 and 10.0 mL/kg of flavouring. The results of the plant test showed that grape, plum and orange flavourings, at both exposure times, inhibited cell division and promoted the formation of a significant number of micronuclei and mitotic spindle changes...
March 2017: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526659/framework-for-assessing-causality-of-air-pollution-related-health-effects-for-reviews-of-the-national-ambient-air-quality-standards
#11
Elizabeth Oesterling Owens, Molini M Patel, Ellen Kirrane, Thomas C Long, James Brown, Ila Cote, Mary A Ross, Steven J Dutton
To inform regulatory decisions on the risk due to exposure to ambient air pollution, consistent and transparent communication of the scientific evidence is essential. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) develops the Integrated Science Assessment (ISA), which contains evaluations of the policy-relevant science on the effects of criteria air pollutants and conveys critical science judgments to inform decisions on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards. This article discusses the approach and causal framework used in the ISAs to evaluate and integrate various lines of scientific evidence and draw conclusions about the causal nature of air pollution-induced health effects...
May 17, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525600/a-novel-double-kink-turn-module-in-euryarchaeal-rnase-p-rnas
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Lien B Lai, Akiko Tanimoto, Stella M Lai, Wen-Yi Chen, Ila A Marathe, Eric Westhof, Vicki H Wysocki, Venkat Gopalan
RNase P is primarily responsible for the 5΄ maturation of transfer RNAs (tRNAs) in all domains of life. Archaeal RNase P is a ribonucleoprotein made up of one catalytic RNA and five protein cofactors including L7Ae, which is known to bind the kink-turn (K-turn), an RNA structural element that causes axial bending. However, the number and location of K-turns in archaeal RNase P RNAs (RPRs) are unclear. As part of an integrated approach, we used native mass spectrometry to assess the number of L7Ae copies that bound the RPR and site-specific hydroxyl radical-mediated footprinting to localize the K-turns...
May 19, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524219/-epileptic-encephalopathies
#13
J Ramos-Lizana
According to the International League Against Epilepsy's (ILAE) Commission on Classification and Terminology, the term 'epileptic encephalopathy' reflects the notion that epileptic activity in itself can contribute to the genesis of severe cognitive or behavioural disabilities, beyond what could be expected from the pathology underlying the epilepsy. However, in many cases it is difficult to define the boundary between the relative contribution of the epileptic seizures and the underlying cause in the genesis of cognitive deficits...
May 17, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521267/epileptogenic-high-frequency-oscillations-skip-the-motor-area-in-children-with-multilobar-drug-resistant-epilepsy
#14
Yasushi Iimura, Kevin Jones, Kyoko Hattori, Yushi Okazawa, Atsuko Noda, Kana Hoashi, Yutaka Nonoda, Eishi Asano, Tomoyuki Akiyama, Cristina Go, Ayako Ochi, O Carter Snead, Elizabeth J Donner, James T Rutka, James M Drake, Hiroshi Otsubo
OBJECTIVE: Subtotal hemispherectomy involves the resection of multiple lobes in children with drug-resistant epilepsy, skipping the motor area (MA). We determined epileptogenicity using the occurrence rate (OR) of high-frequency oscillations (HFOs) and the modulation index (MI), demonstrating strength of coupling between HFO and slow wave. We hypothesized that epileptogenicity increased over the multiple lobes but skipped the MA. METHODS: We analyzed 23 children (14 subtotal hemispherectomy; 9 multilobar resections)...
July 2017: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503985/diagnostic-and-therapeutic-management-of-a-first-unprovoked-seizure-in-children-and-adolescents-with-a-focus-on-the-revised-diagnostic-criteria-for-epilepsy
#15
Arnold J Sansevere, Jennifer Avalone, Lauren Doyle Strauss, Archana A Patel, Anna Pinto, Maya Ramachandran, Ivan Sanchez Fernandez, Ann M Bergin, Amir Kimia, Phillip L Pearl, Tobias Loddenkemper
By definition, unprovoked seizures are not precipitated by an identifiable factor, such as fever or trauma. A thorough history and physical examination are essential to caring for pediatric patients with a potential first unprovoked seizure. Differential diagnosis, EEG, neuroimaging, laboratory tests, and initiation of treatment will be reviewed. Treatment is typically initiated after 2 unprovoked seizures, or after 1 seizure in select patients with distinct epilepsy syndromes. Recent expansion of the definition of epilepsy by the ILAE allows for the diagnosis of epilepsy to be made after the first seizure if the clinical presentation and supporting diagnostic studies suggest a greater than 60% chance of a second seizure...
July 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502691/long-term-seizure-quality-of-life-depression-and-verbal-memory-outcomes-in-a-controlled-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-surgical-series-using-portuguese-validated-instruments
#16
Luis Dias, Geisa Angelis, Wagner Teixeira, Luiz Casulari
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to evaluate long-term surgical outcomes in patients treated for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) compared to a similar group of patients that underwent a preoperative evaluation. METHODS: Patient interviews were conducted by an independent neuropsychologist and included a socio-demographic questionnaire and validated versions of the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), Adverse Events Profile (AEP), Quality of Life in Epilepsy-31 (QOLIE-31), and Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT)...
May 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491496/towards-in-vivo-focal-cortical-dysplasia-phenotyping-using-quantitative-mri
#17
REVIEW
Sophie Adler, Sara Lorio, Thomas S Jacques, Barbora Benova, Roxana Gunny, J Helen Cross, Torsten Baldeweg, David W Carmichael
Focal cortical dysplasias (FCDs) are a range of malformations of cortical development each with specific histopathological features. Conventional radiological assessment of standard structural MRI is useful for the localization of lesions but is unable to accurately predict the histopathological features. Quantitative MRI offers the possibility to probe tissue biophysical properties in vivo and may bridge the gap between radiological assessment and ex-vivo histology. This review will cover histological, genetic and radiological features of FCD following the ILAE classification and will explain how quantitative voxel- and surface-based techniques can characterise these features...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487708/novel-chitinase-gene-loc_os11g47510-from-indica-rice-tetep-provides-enhanced-resistance-against-sheath-blight-pathogen-rhizoctonia-solani-in-rice
#18
Kamboj Richa, Ila M Tiwari, B N Devanna, Jose R Botella, Vinay Sharma, Tilak R Sharma
Sheath blight disease (ShB), caused by the fungus Rhizoctonia solani Kühn, is one of the most destructive diseases of rice (Oryza sativa L.), causing substantial yield loss in rice. In the present study, a novel rice chitinase gene, LOC_Os11g47510 was cloned from QTL region of R. solani tolerant rice line Tetep and used for functional validation by genetic transformation of ShB susceptible japonica rice line Taipei 309 (TP309). The transformants were characterized using molecular and functional approaches...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482271/usefulness-of-stereoeeg-based-tailored-surgery-for-medial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-preliminary-results-in-11-patients
#19
Yuichi Kubota, Taku Ochiai, Tomokatsu Hori, Takakazu Kawamata
OBJECTIVE: Surgical options for medial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) include anterior temporal lobectomy (ATL) and selective amygdalohippocampectomy (SAH). Optimal criteria for choosing the appropriate surgical approach remain uncertain. This article reports 11 consecutive cases in which electrophysiological findings of stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) were used to determine the optimal surgical approach. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Eleven consecutive patients with MTLE underwent SEEG evaluation and were placed in either the medial or the medial+lateral group based on the findings...
July 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28461644/poor-predictive-value-of-isolated-adventitial-and-periadventitial-infiltrates-in-temporal-artery-biopsies-for-diagnosis-of-giant-cell-arteritis
#20
Claire Le Pendu, Véronique Meignin, Solange Gonzalez-Chiappe, Adrian Hij, Françoise Galateau-Sallé, Alfred Mahr
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the diagnostic value of inflammation limited to the adventitia (ILA), and isolated vasa vasorum or small-vessel vasculitis (VVV, SVV) in temporal artery biopsies (TAB) for giant cell arteritis (GCA). METHODS: Two pathologists reviewed consecutive first TAB. Using the clinical diagnoses as the gold standard, positive predictive values (PPV) were calculated. RESULTS: Among the 75 patients without classic TAB features of GCA, 8 had GCA diagnoses...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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