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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105938/the-influence-of-pro-longevity-gene-gclc-overexpression-on-the-age-dependent-changes-in-drosophila-transcriptome-and-biological-functions
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Alexey Moskalev, Mikhail Shaposhnikov, Ekaterina Proshkina, Alexey Belyi, Alexander Fedintsev, Svetlana Zhikrivetskaya, Zulfiya Guvatova, Asiya Sadritdinova, Anastasia Snezhkina, George Krasnov, Anna Kudryavtseva
BACKGROUND: Transcriptional changes that contribute to the organism's longevity and prevent the age-dependent decline of biological functions are not well understood. Here, we overexpressed pro-longevity gene encoding glutamate-cysteine ligase catalytic subunit (Gclc) and analyzed age-dependent changes in transcriptome that associated with the longevity, stress resistance, locomotor activity, circadian rhythmicity, and fertility. RESULTS: Here we reproduced the life extension effect of neuronal overexpression of the Gclc gene and investigated its influence on the age-depended dynamics of transcriptome and biological functions such as fecundity, spontaneous locomotor activity and circadian rhythmicity, as well as on the resistance to oxidative, proteotoxic and osmotic stresses...
December 28, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072877/motor-cortex-theta-and-gamma-architecture-in-young-adult-appsweps1de9-alzheimer-mice
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Anna Papazoglou, Julien Soos, Andreas Lundt, Carola Wormuth, Varun Raj Ginde, Ralf Müller, Christina Henseler, Karl Broich, Kan Xie, Britta Haenisch, Dan Ehninger, Marco Weiergräber
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a multifactorial disorder leading to progressive memory loss and eventually death. In this study, an APPswePS1dE9 AD mouse model has been analyzed for motor cortex theta, beta and gamma frequency alterations using computerized 3D stereotaxic electrode positioning and implantable video-EEG radiotelemetry to perform long-term M1 recordings from both genders considering age, circadian rhythm and activity status of experimental animals. We previously demonstrated that APPswePS1dE9 mice exibit complex alterations in hippocampal frequency power and another recent investigation reported a global increase of alpha, beta and gamma power in APPswePS1dE9 in females of 16-17 weeks of age...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067203/long-term-prognostic-impact-of-left-atrial-volumes-and-emptying-fraction-in-a-community-based-cohort
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Pär Hedberg, Jonas Selmeryd, Jerzy Leppert, Egil Henriksen
OBJECTIVE: We hypothesised that left atrial emptying fraction (LAEF) would predict long-term cardiovascular outcome in the general population and better so than left atrial (LA) volumes. METHODS: A community-based sample (n=740) in sinus rhythm prospectively underwent clinical evaluation, echocardiography and blood analyses including N-terminal pro B-type natriuretic peptide (NTproBNP). The LA maximum (LAVmax) and minimum volumes (LAVmin) were indexed to body surface area (LAVImax and LAVImin, respectively)...
November 9, 2016: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039987/a-neural-mass-model-of-basal-ganglia-nuclei-simulates-pathological-beta-rhythm-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Fei Liu, Jiang Wang, Chen Liu, Huiyan Li, Bin Deng, Chris Fietkiewicz, Kenneth A Loparo
An increase in beta oscillations within the basal ganglia nuclei has been shown to be associated with movement disorder, such as Parkinson's disease. The motor cortex and an excitatory-inhibitory neuronal network composed of the subthalamic nucleus (STN) and the external globus pallidus (GPe) are thought to play an important role in the generation of these oscillations. In this paper, we propose a neuron mass model of the basal ganglia on the population level that reproduces the Parkinsonian oscillations in a reciprocal excitatory-inhibitory network...
December 2016: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012089/orexin-and-alzheimer-s-disease
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Claudio Liguori
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most frequent age-related dementia. It prevalently causes cognitive decline, although it is frequently associated with secondary behavioral disturbances. AD neurodegeneration characteristically produces a remarkable destruction of the sleep-wake cycle, with diurnal napping, nighttime arousals, sleep fragmentation, and REM sleep impairment. It was recently hypothesized that the orexinergic system was involved in AD pathology. Accordingly, recent papers showed the association between orexinergic neurotransmission dysfunction, sleep impairment, and cognitive decline in AD...
December 24, 2016: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984253/does-heart-rate-really-matter-to-patients-with-heart-failure
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Robert J H Miller, Jonathan G Howlett
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Measurement of heart rate (HR) and rhythm is used to identify patients at increased risk of disease progression, guide selection of treatments and gauge response to therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Lowering HR with a pure HR lowering agent (ivabradine) in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and sinus rate more than 70 beats/min despite beta blockade has been shown to improve outcomes. Additionally, coadministration of ivabradine and beta blockade may enhance symptoms and HR control...
December 14, 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981356/chronomedicine-and-type-2-diabetes-shining-some-light-on-melatonin
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Andrew C Forrestel, Susanne U Miedlich, Michael Yurcheshen, Steven D Wittlin, Michael T Sellix
In mammals, the circadian timing system drives rhythms of physiology and behaviour, including the daily rhythms of feeding and activity. The timing system coordinates temporal variation in the biochemical landscape with changes in nutrient intake in order to optimise energy balance and maintain metabolic homeostasis. Circadian disruption (e.g. as a result of shift work or jet lag) can disturb this continuity and increase the risk of cardiometabolic disease. Obesity and metabolic disease can also disturb the timing and amplitude of the clock in multiple organ systems, further exacerbating disease progression...
December 16, 2016: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974045/cumulative-subgroup-analysis-to-reduce-waste-in-clinical-research-for-individualised-medicine
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Fujian Song, Max O Bachmann
BACKGROUND: Although subgroup analyses in clinical trials may provide evidence for individualised medicine, their conduct and interpretation remain controversial. METHODS: Subgroup effect can be defined as the difference in treatment effect across patient subgroups. Cumulative subgroup analysis refers to a series of repeated pooling of subgroup effects after adding data from each of related trials chronologically, to investigate the accumulating evidence for subgroup effects...
December 15, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957251/clinical-characteristics-and-prognostic-impact-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure
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Lorenzo Gigli, Pietro Ameri, Gianmarco Secco, Gabriele De Blasi, Roberta Miceli, Alessandra Lorenzoni, Francesco Torre, Francesco Chiarella, Claudio Brunelli, Marco Canepa
AIM: To assess the prevalence, clinical characteristics and independent prognostic impact of atrial fibrillation (AF) in chronic heart failure (CHF) patients, and the potential protective effect of disease-modifying medications, particularly beta-blockers (BB). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the charts of patients referred to our center since January 2004, and collected all clinical information available at their first visit. We assessed mortality to the end of June 2015...
November 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943113/significance-and-clinical-characteristics-of-atrial-fibrillation-post-epicardial-access
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Alan Sugrue, Ammar M Killu, David O Hodge, Christopher J McLeod, Thomas M Munger, Siva K Mulpuru, Douglas L Packer, Suraj Kapa, Samuel J Asirvatham, Paul A Friedman
INTRODUCTION: Epicardial access (EpiAcc) has become an important adjunct for ventricular tachycardia (VT) or premature ventricular complex (PVC) ablation. We hypothesized that post-procedural pericarditis may lead to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF), and therefore assessed the incidence and clinical impact of post-procedural AF in patients undergoing EpiAcc. METHODS: We reviewed the records of all patients who underwent EpiAcc as part of an ablation procedure between January 1, 2004 and July 31, 2014 at Mayo Clinic Rochester...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895488/advances-in-the-management-of-heart-failure-the-role-of-ivabradine
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REVIEW
Ursula Müller-Werdan, Georg Stöckl, Karl Werdan
A high resting heart rate (≥70-75 b.p.m.) is a risk factor for patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (EF), probably in the sense of accelerated atherosclerosis, with an increased morbidity and mortality. Beta-blockers not only reduce heart rate but also have negative inotropic and blood pressure-lowering effects, and therefore, in many patients, they cannot be given in the recommended dose. Ivabradine specifically inhibits the pacemaker current (funny current, If) of the sinoatrial node cells, resulting in therapeutic heart rate lowering without any negative inotropic and blood pressure-lowering effect...
2016: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886711/eeg-epochs-with-less-alpha-rhythm-improve-discrimination-of-mild-alzheimer-s
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Paulo A M Kanda, Eliezyer F Oliveira, Francisco J Fraga
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Eyes-closed-awake electroencephalogram (EEG) is a useful tool in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's. However, there is eyes-closed-awake EEG with dominant or rare alpha rhythm. In this paper, we show that random selection of EEG epochs disregarding the alpha rhythm will lead to bias concerning EEG-based Alzheimer's Disease diagnosis. METHODS: We compared EEG epochs with more than 30% and with less than 30% alpha rhythm of mild Alzheimer's Disease patients and healthy elderly...
January 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881788/brain-network-mechanisms-underlying-motor-enhancement-by-transcranial-entrainment-of-gamma-oscillations
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Marius Moisa, Rafael Polania, Marcus Grueschow, Christian C Ruff
: Gamma and beta oscillations are routinely observed in motor-related brain circuits during movement preparation and execution. Entrainment of gamma or beta oscillations via transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) over primary motor cortex (M1) has opposite effects on motor performance, suggesting a causal role of these brain rhythms for motor control. However, it is largely unknown which brain mechanisms characterize these changes in motor performance brought about by tACS...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857215/taurine-treatment-modulates-circadian-rhythms-in-mice-fed-a-high-fat-diet
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Ana Lucia C Figueroa, Hugo Figueiredo, Sandra A Rebuffat, Elaine Vieira, Ramon Gomis
Close ties have been made among certain nutrients, obesity, type 2 diabetes and circadian clocks. Among nutrients, taurine has been documented as being effective against obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, the impact of taurine on circadian clocks has not been elucidated. We investigated whether taurine can modulate or correct disturbances in daily rhythms caused by a high-fat diet in mice. Male C57BL/6 mice were divided in four groups: control (C), control + taurine (C+T), high-fat diet (HFD) and HFD + taurine (HFD+T)...
November 18, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27846465/perioperative-atrial-fibrillation-is-associated-with-increased-one-year-mortality-in-elderly-patients-after-repair-of-hip-fracture
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David Leibowitz, Chen Abitbol, Ronny Alcalai, Gurion Rivkin, Leonid Kandel
BACKGROUND: Hip fracture repair is commonly performed in elderly adults and is associated with high mortality. Limited data address the significance of perioperative atrial fibrillation (AF) and its subsequent treatment in emergent orthopedic surgery in the elderly. This study aimed to determine whether newly diagnosed AF among patients initially in sinus rhythm undergoing hip fracture repair is predictive of one-year mortality and whether medical therapy of AF attenuated this finding...
January 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821966/effects-of-neurofeedback-training-on-the-brain-wave-of-adults-with-forward-head-posture
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Hyun-Ju Oh, Gui-Bin Song
[Purpose] The purpose of the present study was to examine the effects of neurofeedback training on electroencephalogram changes in the cervical spine in adults with forward head posture through x-ray. [Subjects and Methods] The subjects of the study were 40 college students with forward head posture, randomly divided into a neurofeedback training group (NFTG, n=20) and a control group (CG, n=20). The neurofeedback training group performed six sessions of pottery and archery games, each for two minutes, three times per week for four weeks, while using the neurofeedback system...
October 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821482/toward-an-attention-based-diagnostic-tool-for-patients-with-locked-in-syndrome
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Damien Lesenfants, Dina Habbal, Camille Chatelle, Andrea Soddu, Steven Laureys, Quentin Noirhomme
Electroencephalography (EEG) has been proposed as a supplemental tool for reducing clinical misdiagnosis in severely brain-injured populations helping to distinguish conscious from unconscious patients. We studied the use of spectral entropy as a measure of focal attention in order to develop a motor-independent, portable, and objective diagnostic tool for patients with locked-in syndrome (LIS), answering the issues of accuracy and training requirement. Data from 20 healthy volunteers, 6 LIS patients, and 10 patients with a vegetative state/unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (VS/UWS) were included...
November 7, 2016: Clinical EEG and Neuroscience: Official Journal of the EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society (ENCS)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803121/new-onset-atrial-fibrillation-after-anatomic-lung-resection-predictive-factors-treatment-and-follow-up-in-a-uk-thoracic-centre
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Megan Garner, Tom Routledge, Juliet E King, John E Pilling, Lukacs Veres, Karen Harrison-Phipps, Andrea Bille, Leanne Harling
OBJECTIVES: Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) increases morbidity, hospital stay and healthcare expenditure. This study aims to determine the perioperative factors correlating with POAF as well as to evaluate both treatment strategies and AF persistence beyond discharge. METHODS: The records of all patients undergoing anatomical lung resection over a 1-year period were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with a history of arrhythmia were excluded. POAF was defined by clinical diagnosis and electrocardiography...
November 1, 2016: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799677/clinical-usefulness-of-brain-computer-interface-controlled-functional-electrical-stimulation-for-improving-brain-activity-in-children-with-spastic-cerebral-palsy-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tae-Woo Kim, Byoung-Hee Lee
[Purpose] Evaluating the effect of brain-computer interface (BCI)-based functional electrical stimulation (FES) training on brain activity in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP) was the aim of this study. [Subjects and Methods] Subjects were randomized into a BCI-FES group (n=9) and a functional electrical stimulation (FES) control group (n=9). Subjects in the BCI-FES group received wrist and hand extension training with FES for 30 minutes per day, 5 times per week for 6 weeks under the BCI-based program...
September 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796320/orexin-signaling-regulates-both-the-hippocampal-clock-and-the-circadian-oscillation-of-alzheimer-s-disease-risk-genes
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Zhixiong Ma, Weiliang Jiang, Eric Erquan Zhang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a circadian clock-related disease. However, it is not very clear whether pre-symptomatic AD leads to circadian disruption or whether malfunction of circadian rhythms exerts influence on development of AD. Here, we report a functional clock that exists in the hippocampus. This oscillator both receives input signals and maintains the cycling of the hippocampal Per2 gene. One of the potential inputs to the oscillator is orexin signaling, which can shorten the hippocampal clock period and thereby regulate the expression of clock-controlled-genes (CCGs)...
October 31, 2016: Scientific Reports
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