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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445733/nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-immunity-in-the-brain-determines-fly-lifespan-in-healthy-aging-and-age-related-neurodegeneration
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Ilias Kounatidis, Stanislava Chtarbanova, Yang Cao, Margaret Hayne, Dhruv Jayanth, Barry Ganetzky, Petros Ligoxygakis
During aging, innate immunity progresses to a chronically active state. However, what distinguishes those that "age well" from those developing age-related neurological conditions is unclear. We used Drosophila to explore the cost of immunity in the aging brain. We show that mutations in intracellular negative regulators of the IMD/NF-κB pathway predisposed flies to toxic levels of antimicrobial peptides, resulting in early locomotor defects, extensive neurodegeneration, and reduced lifespan. These phenotypes were rescued when immunity was suppressed in glia...
April 25, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445708/flow-cytometry-analysis-of-inflammatory-cells-isolated-from-the-sciatic-nerve-and-drg-after-chronic-constriction-injury-in-mice
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Liping Liu, Yan Yin, Fei Li, Charvi Malhotra, Jianguo Cheng
BACKGROUND: Cellular responses to nerve injury play a central role in the pathogenesis of neuropathic pain. However, the analysis of site specific cellular responses to nerve injury and neuropathic pain is limited to immunohistochemistry staining with numerous limitations. NEW METHODS: We proposed to apply flow cytometry to overcome some of the limitations and developed two protocols for isolation of cells from small specimens of the sciatic nerve and dorsal root ganglion (DRG) in mice...
April 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445438/reliability-and-validity-of-the-medical-outcomes-study-short-form-12-version-2-sf-12v2-in-adults-with-non-cancer-pain
#3
Corey J Hayes, Naleen Raj Bhandari, Niranjan Kathe, Nalin Payakachat
Limited evidence exists on how non-cancer pain (NCP) affects an individual's health-related quality of life (HRQoL). This study aimed to validate the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form-12 Version 2 (SF-12v2), a generic measure of HRQoL, in a NCP cohort using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Longitudinal Files. The SF Mental Component Summary (MCS12) and SF Physical Component Summary (PCS12) were tested for reliability (internal consistency and test-retest reliability) and validity (construct: convergent and discriminant; criterion: concurrent and predictive)...
April 26, 2017: Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445406/a-pilot-study-of-mindfulness-meditation-for-pediatric-chronic-pain
#4
Lynn C Waelde, Amanda B Feinstein, Rashmi Bhandari, Anya Griffin, Isabel A Yoon, Brenda Golianu
Despite advances in psychological interventions for pediatric chronic pain, there has been little research examining mindfulness meditation for these conditions. This study presents data from a pilot clinical trial of a six-week manualized mindfulness meditation intervention offered to 20 adolescents aged 13-17 years. Measures of pain intensity, functional disability, depression and parent worry about their child's pain were obtained at baseline and post-treatment. Results indicated no significant changes in pain or depression, however functional disability and frequency of pain functioning complaints improved with small effect sizes...
April 26, 2017: Children
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445367/adipose-tissue-drives-response-to-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a-murine-pressure-sore-model
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Madeleine J Gust, Seok Jong Hong, Robert C Fang, Steven T Lanier, Donald W Buck, Jennifer M Nuñez, Shengxian Jia, Eugene D Park, Robert D Galiano, Thomas A Mustoe
BACKGROUND: Ischemia-reperfusion injury contributes significantly to the pathogenesis of chronic wounds such as pressure sores and diabetic foot ulcers. The authors' laboratory has previously developed a cyclical murine ischemia-reperfusion injury model. The authors here use this model to determine factors underlying tissue response to ischemia-reperfusion injury. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were subjected to cycles of ischemia-reperfusion that varied in number (one to four cycles) and duration of ischemia (1 to 2 hours)...
May 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445326/acceptance-in-chronic-neck-pain-associations-with-disability-and-fear-avoidance-beliefs
#6
Dave P Thompson, Steve R Woby
Chronic neck pain can result in significant levels of disability. Physiotherapy treatments often aim to modify cognitive factors and this approach benefits some, but not all, patients. Research from other pain conditions suggests that acceptance may be related to disability; however, it is unclear whether these associations exist in patients with neck pain. Moreover, it is unclear to what extent other cognitive factors are related to acceptance. Feasibly, if these factors are related, existing treatments may already be indirectly modifying acceptance...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Rehabilitation Research. Revue Internationale de Recherches de Réadaptation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445217/why-health-insurance-matters-and-why-research-evidence-should-too
#7
Benjamin D Sommers
In the current debate over the future of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), research evidence on the impact of the law and the effects of health insurance coverage in general is critical. Studies of health insurance expansion over the past decade have demonstrated that coverage expansions can produce significant reductions in mortality-particularly among minorities, those living in poorer areas, and those with chronic conditions potentially treatable with timely medical care. More recent studies of the ACA in particular demonstrate that the law has produced historically large reductions in the uninsured rate, with resulting improvements in access to care, perceived quality of care, and self-reported health...
April 25, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445159/invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#8
Zhiyao Bao, Hong Chen, Min Zhou, Guochao Shi, Qingyun Li, Huanying Wan
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is an infection that often occurs in immunocompromised patients and has a high mortality rate. In recent years, the reported incidence of IPA in the context of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has seemingly increased. The combination of factors such as long-term corticosteroid use, increasing rate of bacterial exacerbations over time, lung immune imbalance, and malnutrition are responsible for the emergence of IPA in COPD patients. A diagnosis of IPA in COPD patients is difficult to make, which explains the delay in antifungal therapy and the high mortality rate...
April 8, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444828/labeling-and-defining-severe-and-enduring-anorexia-nervosa-a-systematic-review-and-critical-analysis
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Catherine Broomfield, Kristin Stedal, Stephen Touyz, Paul Rhodes
OBJECTIVE: With anorexia nervosa (AN) having various presentations, attention has been directed towards particularly durable forms of the condition in both research and clinical contexts. A major hindrance in terms of advancing the field is the inconsistent labeling and defining of this subgroup. This has two implications; first, the inconsistent recruitment of participants when researching this sample, and second, the misdiagnosing of patients who may or may not have a durable course of the disease...
April 25, 2017: International Journal of Eating Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444803/fear-of-pain-changes-movement-motor-behaviour-following-the-acquisition-of-pain-related-fear
#10
K Karos, A Meulders, R Gatzounis, H A M Seelen, R P G Geers, J W S Vlaeyen
BACKGROUND: According to current fear-avoidance models, changes in motor behaviour (e.g. avoidance) are a key component in the development and maintenance of chronic pain complaints. Yet, experimental research assessing actual behavioural changes following painful events is relatively sparse. This study investigated the effects of pain anticipation on changes in motor behaviour using a fear conditioning paradigm and robot-generated standardized movement trajectories of the upper extremities...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444767/the-dual-orexin-receptor-antagonist-dora-22-lowers-histamine-levels-in-the-lateral-hypothalamus-and-prefrontal-cortex-without-lowering-hippocampal-acetylcholine
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Lihang Leon Yao, Andres Ramirez, Anthony J Roecker, Steven Fox, Jason Uslaner, Sean M Smith, Robert Hodgson, Paul J Coleman, John J Renger, Christopher J Winrow, Anthony L Gotter
Chronic insomnia is defined as a persistent difficulty with sleep initiation maintenance or non-restorative sleep. The therapeutic standard of care for this condition is treatment with gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)A receptor modulators, which promote sleep but are associated with a panoply of side effects, including cognitive and memory impairment. Dual orexin receptor antagonists (DORAs) have recently emerged as an alternative therapeutic approach that acts via a distinct and more selective wake-attenuating mechanism with the potential to be associated with milder side effects...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444453/bizarre-soft-tissue-tumour-on-the-gluteus-muscle-a-case-report-of-spontaneous-chronic-expanding-haematoma
#12
Yasuaki Tohma, Yoshio Mii, Yasuhito Tanaka
Chronic expanding haematoma (CEH) is rare and refers to a gradually increasing haematoma that is not absorbed after surgery and trauma. This report highlights unusual mass occurring on the gluteus muscle, and the aim is to indicate the diagnostic method. It is necessary to consider the mechanism of the occurrence and to know the characters of CEH. The patient was a 51-year-old man who had noticed a soft mass on his right hip. The mass had gradually increased to 10 cm in size over the year. CT images revealed a haematoma...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444416/control-of-dna-integrity-in-skeletal-muscle-under-physiological-and-pathological-conditions
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REVIEW
Yara Bou Saada, Vlada Zakharova, Boris Chernyak, Carla Dib, Gilles Carnac, Svetlana Dokudovskaya, Yegor S Vassetzky
Skeletal muscle is a highly oxygen-consuming tissue that ensures body support and movement, as well as nutrient and temperature regulation. DNA damage induced by reactive oxygen species is present in muscles and tends to accumulate with age. Here, we present a summary of data obtained on DNA damage and its implication in muscle homeostasis, myogenic differentiation and neuromuscular disorders. Controlled and transient DNA damage appears to be essential for muscular homeostasis and differentiation while uncontrolled and chronic DNA damage negatively affects muscle health...
April 25, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444395/effects-of-n-acetyl-l-cysteine-on-the-membrane-vesicle-release-and-growth-of-respiratory-pathogens
#14
Charlotte Volgers, Birke J Benedikter, Gert E Grauls, Pauline H M Hellebrand, Paul H M Savelkoul, Frank R M Stassen
Bacterial infections contribute to the disease progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by stimulating mucus production in the airways. This increased mucus production and other symptoms are often alleviated when patients are treated with mucolytics such as N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC). Moreover, NAC has been suggested to inhibit bacterial growth. Bacteria can release membrane vesicles in response to stress and recent studies report a role for these pro-inflammatory membrane vesicles (MVs) in the pathogenesis of airways disease...
April 21, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444312/early-posthatch-thermal-stress-affects-breast-muscle-development-and-satellite-cell-growth-and-characteristics-in-broilers
#15
Yogev Piestun, Tomer Patael, Shlomo Yahav, Sandra G Velleman, Orna Halevy
Heat or cold stress, can disrupt well-being and physiological responses in birds. This study aimed to elucidate the effects of continuous heat exposure in the first 2 wk of age on muscle development in broilers, with an emphasis on the pectoralis muscle satellite cell population. Chicks were reared for 13 d under either commercial conditions or a temperature regime that was 5°C higher. Body and muscle weights, as well as absolute muscle growth were lower in heat-exposed chicks from d 6 onward. The number of satellite cells derived from the experimental chicks was higher in the heat-treated group on d 3 but lower on d 8 and 13 compared to controls...
April 24, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444208/adverse-impacts-of-chronic-pain-on-health-related-quality-of-life-work-productivity-depression-and-anxiety-in-a-community-based-study
#16
Kosuke Kawai, Alison Tse Kawai, Peter Wollan, Barbara P Yawn
Background.: Chronic pain has major clinical and social consequences. Few studies have examined any variation in the extent of impairment on quality of life and work productivity by site and type of chronic pain. Objective.: The objective of our study is to examine adverse impacts of chronic pain on physical and psychological health and work productivity. Methods.: Our community-population study was based on a phone-interview of adults with chronic pain, residing in Olmsted County, MN...
April 22, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444077/chronic-critical-illness-are-we-saving-patients-or-creating-victims
#17
Sergio Henrique Loss, Diego Silva Leite Nunes, Oellen Stuani Franzosi, Gabriela Soranço Salazar, Cassiano Teixeira, Silvia Regina Rios Vieira
The technological advancements that allow support for organ dysfunction have led to an increase in survival rates for the most critically ill patients. Some of these patients survive the initial acute critical condition but continue to suffer from organ dysfunction and remain in an inflammatory state for long periods of time. This group of critically ill patients has been described since the 1980s and has had different diagnostic criteria over the years. These patients are known to have lengthy hospital stays, undergo significant alterations in muscle and bone metabolism, show immunodeficiency, consume substantial health resources, have reduced functional and cognitive capacity after discharge, create a sizable workload for caregivers, and present high long-term mortality rates...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444025/risk-of-misinterpretation-of-trends-in-hospital-admissions-for-primary-care-sensitive-conditions-in-local-contexts-itabora%C3%A3-rio-de-janeiro-state-brazil-2006-2011
#18
Janaina Furtado Botelho, Margareth Crisóstomo Portela
The study's objectives were to describe hospital admissions for primary care sensitive conditions (PCSCs) among residents of Itaboraí, a municipality in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, with a high rate of such admissions, to identify associated factors, and to explore the impact from closing a hospital. The ultimate aim was to contribute to the debate on the indicator's indiscriminate use for inferences on the expansion and quality of primary care. The study was based on data from the Hospital Information System of the Brazilian Unified National Health System...
April 20, 2017: Cadernos de Saúde Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443809/-twenty-years-of-combination-antiretroviral-therapy-for-hiv-infection-in-the-netherlands-progression-and-new-challenges
#19
K Brinkman, T S Boender, M van der Valk, A van Sighem, P Reiss, F P Kroon
Due to the introduction of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) 20 years ago, HIV infection in the Netherlands has changed from a fatal disease to a chronic condition with a near normalized life expectancy. The average age of HIV-positive patients continues to increase, as does the prevalence of non-HIV-related comorbidity. The number of new HIV diagnoses seems to be decreasing in the Netherlands, which is partly due to increased testing, earlier diagnosis, prompt cART initiation, and achievement of high levels of viral suppression, resulting in a reduced likelihood of onward transmission...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443693/confounder-factors-masking-a-leydig-cell-ovarian-tumor-in-a-post-menopausal-woman-treated-for-androgen-positive-receptor-breast-cancer
#20
Felipe Scipião Moura, Flávia A Costa-Barbosa, Sydney Correia Leao, Sergio Mancini Nicolau, Claudio E Kater, Patrícia T Monteagudo
Post-menopause hyperandrogenism is a condition that needs careful evaluation. Aromatase inhibitors (AI), which are important in the management of positive estrogen breast cancer, and chronic kidney disease (CKD) can puzzle the evaluation of this condition. A postmenopause female with type-2 diabetes and advanced CKD was attended due to progressive virilization, which has started after the introduction of an AI for breast cancer 5 years earlier. Clinical and radiological investigation has confirmed a pure Leydig cell tumor as source of hyperandrogenism...
April 26, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
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