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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432090/international-variations-in-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-palliative-sedation-a-systematic-review
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Ebun Abarshi, Judith Rietjens, Lenzo Robijn, Augusto Caraceni, Sheila Payne, Luc Deliens, Lieve Van den Block
OBJECTIVES: Palliative sedation is a highly debated medical practice, particularly regarding its proper use in end-of-life care. Worldwide, guidelines are used to standardise care and regulate this practice. In this review, we identify and compare national/regional clinical practice guidelines on palliative sedation against the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC) palliative sedation Framework and assess the developmental quality of these guidelines using the Appraisal Guideline Research and Evaluation (AGREE II) instrument...
April 20, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432009/the-lateral-hypothalamus-to-lateral-habenula-projection-but-not-the-ventral-pallidum-to-lateral-habenula-projection-regulates-voluntary-ethanol-consumption
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Chandni Sheth, Teri M Furlong, Kristen A Keefe, Sharif A Taha
The lateral habenula (LHb) is an epithalamic brain region implicated in aversive processing via negative modulation of midbrain dopamine (DA) and serotonin (5-HT) systems. Given the role of the LHb in inhibiting DA and 5-HT systems, it is thought to be involved in various psychiatric pathologies, including drug addiction. In support, it has been shown that LHb plays a critical role in cocaine- and ethanol-related behaviors, most likely by mediating drug-induced aversive conditioning. In our previous work, we showed that LHb lesions increased voluntary ethanol consumption and operant ethanol self-administration and blocked yohimbine-induced reinstatement of ethanol self-administration...
April 18, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431105/extinction-vs-rapid-radiation-the-juxtaposed-evolutionary-histories-of-coelotine-spiders-support-the-eocene-oligocene-orogenesis-of-the-tibetan-plateau
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Zhe Zhao, Shuqiang Li
Evolutionary biology has long been concerned with how changing environments affect and drive the spatiotemporal development of organisms. Coelotine spiders (Agelenidae: Coelotinae) are common species in the temperate and subtropical areas of the Northern Hemisphere. Their long evolutionary history and the extremely imbalanced distribution of species richness suggest that Eurasian environments, especially since the Cenozoic, are the drivers of their diversification. We use phylogenetics, molecular dating, ancestral area reconstructions, diversity, and ecological niche analyses to investigate the spatiotemporal evolution of 286 coelotine species from throughout the region...
April 20, 2017: Systematic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430691/continuous-peripheral-nerve-blocks-and-alternative-regional-analgesic-modalities-clarification-regarding-relative-superiority
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Brian M Ilfeld
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 19, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429068/nicotine-deprivation-elevates-neural-representation-of-smoking-related-cues-in-object-sensitive-visual-cortex-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Anne Havermans, Onno C P van Schayck, Eric F P M Vuurman, Wim J Riedel, Job van den Hurk
OBJECTIVE: In the current study, we use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA) to investigate whether tobacco addiction biases basic visual processing in favour of smoking-related images. We hypothesize that the neural representation of smoking-related stimuli in the lateral occipital complex (LOC) is elevated after a period of nicotine deprivation compared to a satiated state, but that this is not the case for object categories unrelated to smoking...
April 21, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427406/latent-membrane-protein-1-lmp1-expression-in-hodgkin-lymphoma-and-its-correlation-with-clinical-and-histologic-parameters
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Atif Ali Hashmi, Zubaida Fida Hussain, Kashif Ali Hashmi, Muhammad Irfan Zafar, Muhammad Muzzammil Edhi, Naveen Faridi, Mehmood Khan
BACKGROUND: Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most prevalent lymphoproliferative disorders in Pakistan; however, no risk factors for this disease have yet to be established in our population. Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a well-known risk factor for Hodgkin lymphoma in endemic regions of the world; however, frequency of its association in our population has not been widely studied. Latent membrane protein 1 (LMP1) expression by immunohistochemistry (IHC) is a surrogate marker of EBV in Hodgkin lymphoma...
April 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427243/usp22-drives-colorectal-cancer-invasion-and-metastasis-via-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-activating-ap4
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Yongmin Li, Yanmei Yang, Jingwen Li, He Liu, Fuxun Chen, Bingyang Li, Binbin Cui, Yanlong Liu
Ubiquitin specific peptidase 22 (USP22), a putative cancer stem cell marker, is overexpressed in liver metastases of colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the mechanism by which USP22 promotes CRC metastasis remains largely unknown. Here, we report that USP22 and AP4 are simultaneously overexpressed during TGF-β1-induced CRC cell epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). USP22 up-regulation enhances CRC cell migration and invasion and EMT-related marker and AP4 expression, but these effects are partly blocked by AP4 knockdown...
March 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427182/identification-of-dbccr1-as-a-suppressor-in-the-development-of-lung-cancer-that-is-associated-with-increased-dna-methyltransferase-1
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Guoren Zhou, Jinjun Ye, Ying Fang, Zhi Zhang, Jingyuan Zhang, Lei Sun, Jifeng Feng
Accumulating evidence has pointed to a role of the CpG island hypermethylation in the regulation of cancer-related genes in tumor progression. However, the biological impacts in cancer pathogenesis associated with down-regulation of such gene targets remains elusive. Here we focused on a potential target of hypermethylation, DBCCR1 (deleted in bladder cancer chromosome region 1), a gene encoding a candidate tumor suppressor. We found that the expression of DBCCR1 is significantly lower in the lung cancer tissues compared with adjacent non-tumor tissues of patients...
March 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426951/temperature-induced-self-assembly-of-amino-acid-derived-vinyl-block-copolymers-via-dual-phase-transitions
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Nobuyuki Higashi, Daiki Sekine, Tomoyuki Koga
The unique thermoresponsive phase behaviors of diblock copolymers from amino acid-derived vinyl monomers have been demonstrated in view of variation in the aggregation state in water. Amino acid-based block copolymers composed of N-acryloyl-Ala-methylester (NAAMe) and N-acryloyl-βAla-methylester (NAβAMe) are successfully synthesized by RAFT polymerization. The resultant block copolymers poly(NAAMe48-b-NAβAMem) contain a constant degree of polymerization (DP=48) of the poly(NAAMe) block, but the DP of the poly(NAβAMe) block varies (m=80-122)...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425936/genistein-ameliorates-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-renal-injury-in-a-sirt1-dependent-manner
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Wei-Fang Li, Kang Yang, Ping Zhu, Hong-Qian Zhao, Yin-Hong Song, Kuan-Can Liu, Wei-Feng Huang
Renal ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury continues to be a complicated situation in clinical practice. Genistein, the main isoflavone found in soy products, is known to possess a wide spectrum of biochemical and pharmacological activities. However, the protective effect of genistein on renal I/R injury has not been well investigated. In the current study, we explore whether genistein exhibits its renal-protective effects through SIRT1 (Sirtuin 1) in I/R-induced mice model. We found the treatment of genistein significantly reduced renal I/R-induced cell death, simultaneously stimulating renal cell proliferation...
April 20, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425388/lower-bound-on-estimation-variance-of-the-ultrasonic-attenuation-coefficient-using-the-spectral-difference-reference-phantom-method
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Kayvan Samimi, Tomy Varghese
Ultrasonic attenuation is one of the primary parameters of interest in Quantitative Ultrasound (QUS). Non-invasive monitoring of tissue attenuation can provide valuable diagnostic and prognostic information to the physician. The Reference Phantom Method (RPM) was introduced as a way of mitigating some of the system-related effects and biases to facilitate clinical QUS applications. In this paper, under the assumption of diffuse scattering, a probabilistic model of the backscattered signal spectrum is used to derive a theoretical lower bound on the estimation variance of the attenuation coefficient using the Spectral-Difference RPM...
May 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425175/haemorrhagic-snake-venom-metalloproteases-and-human-adams-cleave-lrp5-6-which-disrupts-cell-cell-adhesions-in-vitro-and-induces-haemorrhage-in-vivo
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Tadahiko Seo, Taketo Sakon, Shiori Nakazawa, Asuka Nishioka, Kohei Watanabe, Kaori Matsumoto, Mari Akasaka, Narumi Shioi, Hitoshi Sawada, Satohiko Araki
Snake venom metalloproteases (SVMPs) are members of the a disintegrin and metalloprotease (ADAM) family of proteins, as they possess similar domains. SVMPs are known to elicit snake venom-induced haemorrhage; however, the target proteins and cleavage sites are not known. In this work, we identified a target protein of vascular apoptosis-inducing protein 1 (VAP1), an SVMP, relevant to its ability to induce haemorrhage. VAP1 disrupted cell-cell adhesions by relocating VE-cadherin and γ-catenin from the cell-cell junction to the cytosol, without inducing proteolysis of VE-cadherin...
April 20, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424589/the-calcium-channel-c-terminal-and-synaptic-vesicle-tethering-analysis-by-immuno-nanogold-localization
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Robert H C Chen, Qi Li, Christine A Snidal, Sabiha R Gardezi, Elise F Stanley
At chemical synapses the incoming action potential triggers the influx of Ca(2+) through voltage-sensitive calcium channels (CaVs, typically CaV2.1 and 2.2) and the ions binds to sensors associated with docked, transmitter filled synaptic vesicles (SVs), triggering their fusion and discharge. The CaVs and docked SVs are located within the active zone (AZ) region of the synapse which faces a corresponding neurotransmitter receptor-rich region on the post-synaptic cell. Evidence that the fusion of a SV can be gated by Ca(2+) influx through a single CaV suggests that the channel and docked vesicle are linked by one or more molecular tethers (Stanley, 1993)...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422697/manifold-regularized-correlation-object-tracking
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Hongwei Hu, Bo Ma, Jianbing Shen, Ling Shao
In this paper, we propose a manifold regularized correlation tracking method with augmented samples. To make better use of the unlabeled data and the manifold structure of the sample space, a manifold regularization-based correlation filter is introduced, which aims to assign similar labels to neighbor samples. Meanwhile, the regression model is learned by exploiting the block-circulant structure of matrices resulting from the augmented translated samples over multiple base samples cropped from both target and nontarget regions...
April 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421882/inhibition-of-her3-activation-and-tumor-growth-with-a-human-antibody-binding-to-a-conserved-epitope-formed-by-domain-iii-and-iv
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Lisa C Schmitt, Alexander Rau, Oliver Seifert, Jonas Honer, Meike Hutt, Simone Schmid, Jonas Zantow, Michael Hust, Stefan Dübel, Monilola A Olayioye, Roland E Kontermann
Human epidermal growth factor receptor 3 (HER3, also known as ErbB3) has emerged as relevant target for antibody-mediated tumor therapy. Here, we describe a novel human antibody, IgG 3-43, recognizing a unique epitope formed by domain III and parts of domain IV of the extracellular region of HER3, conserved between HER3 and mouse ErbB3. An affinity of 11 nM was determined for the monovalent interaction. In the IgG format, the antibody bound recombinant bivalent HER3 with subnanomolar affinity (KD = 220 pM) and HER3-expressing tumor cells with EC50 values in the low picomolar range (27 - 83 pM)...
April 19, 2017: MAbs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421542/neural-stem-cell-transplantation-promotes-functional-recovery-from-traumatic-brain-injury-via-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-mediated-neuroplasticity
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Liu-Lin Xiong, Yue Hu, Piao Zhang, Zhuo Zhang, Li-Hong Li, Guo-Dong Gao, Xin-Fu Zhou, Ting-Hua Wang
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) induces cognitive impairments, motor and behavioral deficits. Previous evidences have suggested that neural stem cell (NSC) transplantation could facilitate functional recovery from brain insults, but their underlying mechanisms remains to be elucidated. Here, we established TBI model by an electromagnetic-controlled cortical impact device in the rats. Then, 5 μl NSCs (5.0 × 10(5)/μl), derived from green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgenic mouse, was transplanted into the traumatic brain regions of rats at 24 h after injury...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421319/inferior-vena-cava-segmentation-with-parameter-propagation-and-graph-cut
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Zixu Yan, Feng Chen, Fa Wu, Dexing Kong
PURPOSE: The inferior vena cava (IVC) is one of the vital veins inside the human body. Accurate segmentation of the IVC from contrast-enhanced CT images is of great importance. This extraction not only helps the physician understand its quantitative features such as blood flow and volume, but also it is helpful during the hepatic preoperative planning. However, manual delineation of the IVC is time-consuming and poorly reproducible. METHODS: In this paper, we propose a novel method to segment the IVC with minimal user interaction...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420906/comparison-of-ultrasound-and-ultrasound-plus-nerve-stimulator-guidance-axillary-plexus-block
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Gokhan Demirelli, Semih Baskan, Isil Karabeyoglu, Ismail Aytac, Dilsen Hatice Ornek, Alper Erdogmus, Mustafa Baydar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the characteristics of axillary plexus blockade applied using ultrasound only and using ultrasound together with nerve stimulator in patients undergoing planned forearm, wrist or hand surgery. METHODS: This randomised, prospective, double-blinded, single-centre study was conducted at Ankara Numune Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey, from November 2014 to August 2015, and comprised patients undergoing forearm, wrist or hand surgery...
April 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420345/selective-sweep-with-significant-positive-selection-serves-as-the-driving-force-for-the-differentiation-of-japonica-and-indica-rice-cultivars
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Yang Yuan, Qijun Zhang, Shuiyun Zeng, Longjiang Gu, Weina Si, Xiaohui Zhang, Dacheng Tian, Sihai Yang, Long Wang
BACKGROUND: Asian cultivated rice (Oryza sativa L.), including japonica and indica, is unarguable the most important crop in Asia as well as worldwide. However, a decisive conclusion of its origination and domestication processes are still lacking. Nowadays, the ever-increasing high-throughput sequencing data of numerous rice samples have provided us new opportunities to get close to the answer of these questions. RESULTS: By compiling 296 whole-genome sequenced rice cultivars and 39 diverse wild rice, two types of domesticated regions (DR-I and DR-II) with strong selective sweep signals between different groups were detected...
April 19, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419990/effects-of-estradiol-on-autophagy-and-nrf-2-are-signals-after-cerebral-ischemia
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Litao Li, Jinghong Chen, Sujuan Sun, Jingru Zhao, Xiaoli Dong, Jianhua Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Estradiol (EST) reduces the risk of stroke and decreases the incidence and progression of the disease because of its neuroprotective roles in inhibiting cell death that occurs in response to a variety of neuronal stimuli such as inflammation and oxidative stress. In this study, we determined the role played by autophagy and Nrf2-ARE signal pathways in the hippocampus regions in modulating cerebral ischemia under different EST conditions. METHODS: Western blot analysis and ELISA were used to determine the protein expression of autophagy and Nrf2-ARE pathways; and the levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines (PICs) and a key marker of oxidative stress...
April 13, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
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