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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166751/is-there-a-glucose-metabolic-signature-of-spreading-tdp-43-pathology-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Donatienne van Weehaeghe, Jenny Ceccarini, Stefanie M Willekens, Joke de Vocht, Philip van Damme, Koen van Laere
BACKGROUND: Recently, four neuropathological stages of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) with spreading of transactive response DNA-Binding Protein-43 pathology were described. Although 18F-FDG PET has been useful in diagnosis and prognosis of ALS patients, in vivo disease staging using glucose metabolic patterns across the different ALS stages have not been attempted so far. In this study, we investigated whether the discriminant brain regions of the neuropathological stage model can be translated to metabolic patterns for in vivo staging of ALS...
November 22, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166400/chronic-post-traumatic-intramedullary-lesions-in-dogs-a-translational-model
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Neringa Alisauskaite, Ingo Spitzbarth, Wolfgang Baumgärtner, Peter Dziallas, Sabine Kramer, Ricarda Dening, Veronika Maria Stein, Andrea Tipold
OBJECTIVES: Post-traumatic intramedullary myelopathies and cavitations are well described lesions following spinal cord injury (SCI) in humans and have been described in histopathological evaluations in dogs. Human intramedullary myelopathies/cavitations are associated with severe initial SCI and deterioration of clinical signs. Canine intervertebral disc extrusions share similarities with SCI in humans. In this descriptive study, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in spinal cords of dogs suffering from chronic post-traumatic myelopathies, including cavitations, are elucidated...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165995/magnetic-particle-imaging-for-highly-sensitive-quantitative-and-safe-in-vivo-gut-bleed-detection-in-a-murine-model
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Elaine Y Yu, Prashant Chandrasekharan, Ran Berzon, Zhi Wei Tay, Xinyi Y Zhou, Amit P Khandhar, R Matthew Ferguson, Scott J Kemp, Bo Zheng, Patrick W Goodwill, Michael F Wendland, Kannan M Krishnan, Spencer Behr, Jonathan Carter, Steven M Conolly
Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding causes more than 300,000 hospitalizations per year in the United States. Imaging plays a crucial role in accurately locating the source of the bleed for timely intervention. Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is an emerging clinically translatable imaging modality that images superparamagnetic iron-oxide (SPIO) tracers with extraordinary contrast and sensitivity. This linearly quantitative modality has zero background tissue signal and zero signal depth attenuation. MPI is also safe: there is zero ionizing radiation exposure to the patient and clinically approved tracers can be used with MPI...
November 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165988/bioconjugate-strategies-for-the-induction-of-antigen-specific-tolerance-in-autoimmune-diseases
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Chunsong Yu, Jingchao Xi, Meng Li, Myunggi An, Haipeng Liu
Antigen-specific immunotherapy (ASI) holds great promise for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. In mice, administration of major histocompatibility complex (MHC) binding synthetic peptides which modulate T cell receptor (TCR) signaling under subimmunogenic conditions induces selective tolerance without suppressing the global immune responses. However, clinical translation has yielded limited success. It has become apparent that the TCR signaling pathway via synthetic peptide antigen alone is inadequate to induce an effective tolerogenic immunity in autoimmune diseases...
November 22, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165964/preventing-intradialytic-hypotension-translating-evidence-into-practice
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Wendi Bradshaw, Paul N Bennett, Cherene Ockerby, Alison M Hutchinson, Peter G Kerr
Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) remains the most frequent severe side effect of hemodialysis. This prospective, exploratory study aimed to measure the compliance of an IDH prevention pathway and to identify the effects of pathway use on hypotension incidence. Additionally, the study explored barriers and facilitators to pathway implementation in five hemodialysis centers. Instituting an ultrafiltration pause decreased the odds of hypotensive episodes by 44% (OR = 0.56, 95% CI = 0.20 to 1.56, χ2 1 = 1.25, p = 0...
March 2017: Nephrology Nursing Journal: Journal of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165684/can-biomarkers-advance-hiv-research-and-care-in-the-art-era
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Amy C Justice, Kristine M Erlandson, Paolo G Miotti, Alan Landay, Peter W Hunt, Russell P Tracy
Despite achieving HIV-1 RNA suppression below levels of detection and, for most, improved CD4 counts, those aging with HIV experience excess low-level inflammation, hypercoagulability, and immune dysfunction (chronic inflammation) compared to demographically and behaviorally similar uninfected individuals. A host of biomarkers that are linked to chronic inflammation are also associated with HIV-associated non-AIDS events including cardiovascular disease, many forms of cancer, liver disease, renal disease, neurocognitive decline, and osteoporosis...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165029/brief-report-active-ingredients-for-adherence-to-a-tracker-based-physical-activity-intervention-in-older-adults
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Maria C Swartz, Zakkoyya H Lewis, Michael D Swartz, Eloisa Martinez, Elizabeth J Lyons
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors associated with weekly adherence to a 12-week tracker-based activity intervention in older adults. METHOD: Using generalized linear mixed models in a secondary analysis ( N = 35), we examined factors associated with weekly adherence (defined as wore the Jawbone Up24 tracker for ≥5 days and completed weekly calls). Factors examined included individual characteristics, gave and received virtual support, achieved step goals, barrier and task self-efficacy, and self-comment...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Gerontology: the Official Journal of the Southern Gerontological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164924/towards-enhanced-pet-quantification-in-clinical-oncology
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Habib Zaidi, Nicolas Karakatsanis
Positron emission tomography (PET) has, since its inception, established itself as the imaging modality of choice for the in vivo quantitative assessment of molecular targets in a wide range of biochemical processes underlying tumour physiology. PET image quantification enables to ascertain a direct link between the time-varying activity concentration in organs/tissues and the fundamental parameters portraying the biological processes at the cellular level being assessed. However, the quantitative potential of PET may be affected by a number of factors related to physical effects, hardware and software system specifications, tracer kinetics, motion, scan protocol design and limitations in current image-derived PET metrics...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164489/antimicrobial-stewardship-opportunities-in-critically-ill-patients-with-gram-negative-lower-respiratory-tract-infections-a-multicenter-cross-sectional-analysis
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Kimberly C Claeys, Evan J Zasowski, Trang D Trinh, Abdalhamid M Lagnf, Susan L Davis, Michael J Rybak
INTRODUCTION: Lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) are a major cause of morbidity and death. Because of changes in how LRTIs are defined coupled with the increasing prevalence of drug resistance, there is a gap in knowledge regarding the current burden of antimicrobial use for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-defined LRTIs. We describe the infection characteristics, antibiotic consumption, and clinical and economic outcomes of patients with Gram-negative (GN) LRTIs treated in intensive care units (ICUs)...
November 21, 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164483/dosimetry-based-treatment-planning-for-molecular-radiotherapy-a-summary-of-the-2017-report-from-the-internal-dosimetry-task-force
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Caroline Stokke, Pablo Minguez Gabiña, Pavel Solný, Francesco Cicone, Mattias Sandström, Katarina Sjögreen Gleisner, Carlo Chiesa, Emiliano Spezi, Maria Paphiti, Mark Konijnenberg, Matt Aldridge, Jill Tipping, Michael Wissmeyer, Boudewijn Brans, Klaus Bacher, Carsten Kobe, Glenn Flux
BACKGROUND: The European directive on basic safety standards (Council directive 2013/59 Euratom) mandates dosimetry-based treatment planning for radiopharmaceutical therapies. The directive comes into operation February 2018, and the aim of a report produced by the Internal Dosimetry Task Force of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine is to address this aspect of the directive. A summary of the report is presented. RESULTS: A brief review of five of the most common therapy procedures is included in the current text, focused on the potential to perform patient-specific dosimetry...
November 21, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164177/a-systems-medicine-approach-translating-emerging-science-into-individualized-wellness
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REVIEW
J S Bland, D M Minich, B M Eck
In today's aging society, more people are living with lifestyle-related noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cancer. Numerous opinion-leader organizations recommend lifestyle medicine as the first-line approach in NCD prevention and treatment. However, there is a strong need for a personalized approach as "one-size-fits-all" public health recommendations have been insufficient in addressing the interindividual differences in the diverse populations. Advancement in systems biology and the "omics" technologies has allowed comprehensive analysis of how complex biological systems are impacted upon external perturbations (e...
2017: Advances in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164057/diagnostic-and-prognostic-significance-of-methionine-uptake-and-methionine-positron-emission-tomography-imaging-in-gliomas
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REVIEW
Kamalakannan Palanichamy, Arnab Chakravarti
The present most common image diagnostic tracer in clinical practice for glioma is (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) for brain tumors diagnosis and prognosis. PET is a promising molecular imaging technique, which provides real-time information on the metabolic behavior of the tracer. The diffusive nature of glioblastoma (GBM) and heterogeneity often make the radiographic detection by FDG-PET inaccurate, and there is no gold standard. FDG-PET often leads to several controversies in making clinical decisions due to their uptake by normal surrounding tissues, and pose a challenge in delineating treatment-induced necrosis, edema, inflammation, and pseudoprogression...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164037/guidelines-for-the-management-of-degenerative-cervical-myelopathy-and-acute-spinal-cord-injury-development-process-and-methodology
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Lindsay A Tetreault, Andrea C Skelly, Joseph R Dettori, Jefferson R Wilson, Allan R Martin, Michael G Fehlings
The Institute of Medicine defines clinical practice guidelines as "statements that include recommendations intended to optimize patient care that are informed by a systematic review of evidence and an assessment of the benefits and harms of alternative care options." Guidelines help clinicians implement best evidence into practice and encourage informed shared decision making with patients. Guidelines are intended to enhance the quality of patient care by discouraging ineffective and potentially harmful interventions and standardizing practice...
September 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163885/molecular-design-of-upconversion-nanoparticles-for-gene-delivery
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REVIEW
Wing-Fu Lai, Andrey L Rogach, Wing-Tak Wong
Due to their large anti-Stokes shifts, sharp emission spectra and long excited-state lifetimes, upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) have attracted an increasing amount of research interests, and have shown great potential for enhancing the practical utility of gene therapy, whose versatility has been limited by existing gene delivery technologies that are basically mono-functional in nature. Despite this, up to now in-depth analysis of the development of UCNPs for gene delivery has been scant in the literature, even though there has been an upsurge of reviews on the chemistry of UCNPs and their applications in bioimaging and drug delivery...
November 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163364/telomere-length-in-preterm-infants-a-promising-biomarker-of-early-adversity-and-care-in-the-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Livio Provenzi, Giunia Scotto di Minico, Roberto Giorda, Rosario Montirosso
Preterm infants present an immature neurobehavioral profile at birth, even in absence of severe brain injuries and perinatal complications. As such, they require a long-lasting hospitalization in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which is thought to grant at-risk newborns' survival, but still entails a number of physical, painful, and socio-emotional stressors. Hence, preterm birth and NICU stay represent an early adverse experience, which has been linked to detrimental consequences for neurological, neuro-endocrinal, behavioral, and socio-emotional development, as well as to disease later in life...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163066/from-structure-to-behavior-in-basolateral-amygdala-hippocampus-circuits
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REVIEW
Ying Yang, Jian-Zhi Wang
Emotion influences various cognitive processes, including learning and memory. The amygdala is specialized for input and processing of emotion, while the hippocampus is essential for declarative or episodic memory. During emotional reactions, these two brain regions interact to translate the emotion into particular outcomes. Here, we briefly introduce the anatomy and functions of amygdala and hippocampus, and then present behavioral, electrophysiological, optogenetic and biochemical evidence from recent studies to illustrate how amygdala and hippocampus work synergistically to form long-term memory...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162967/lubricin-a-principal-modulator-of-the-psychoneuroendocrine-osteoimmune-interactome-implications-for-novel-treatments-of-osteoarthritic-pathologies
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Allen Khakshooy, Nicole Balenton, Francesco Chiappelli
Lubricin is a synovial glycoprotein that contributes to joint lubrication. We propose the hypothesis that lubricin is a key modulator of the psychoneuroendocrine-osteoimmune interactome, with important clinical relevance for osteoarthritic pathologies. We consider a variety of neuroendocrine-immune factors, including inflammatory cytokines and chemokines that may contribute to the modulation of lubricin in rheumatic complications. Based on our preliminary immunocytochemistry and fractal analysis data, and in the context of translational research of modern healthcare, we propose that molecular lubricin gene expression modification by means of the novel CRISPR/Cas system be considered for osteoarthritic therapies...
2017: Bioinformation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162879/mir-30e-inhibits-tumor-growth-and-chemoresistance-via-targeting-irs1-in-breast-cancer
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Min-Min Liu, Zhi Li, Xue-Dong Han, Jian-Hua Shi, Dao-Yuan Tu, Wei Song, Jian Zhang, Xiao-Lan Qiu, Yi Ren, Lin-Lin Zhen
MicroRNA-30e (miR-30e) is downregulated in various tumor types. However, its mechanism in inhibiting tumor growth of breast cancer remains to be elucidated. In this study, we found that miR-30e was significantly downregulated in tumor tissues of breast cancer (BC) patients and cell lines, and overexpression of miR-30e inhibited cell proliferation, migration and invasion. To understand the potential mechanism of miR-30e in inhibiting tumor growth, we showed that miR-30e blocked the activation of AKT and ERK1/2 pathways, and the expression of HIF-1α and VEGF via directly targeting IRS1...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162871/allometric-scaling-of-skin-thickness-elasticity-viscoelasticity-to-mass-for-micro-medical-device-translation-from-mice-rats-rabbits-pigs-to-humans
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Jonathan C J Wei, Grant A Edwards, Darren J Martin, Han Huang, Michael L Crichton, Mark A F Kendall
Emerging micro-scale medical devices are showing promise, whether in delivering drugs or extracting diagnostic biomarkers from skin. In progressing these devices through animal models towards clinical products, understanding the mechanical properties and skin tissue structure with which they interact will be important. Here, through measurement and analytical modelling, we advanced knowledge of these properties for commonly used laboratory animals and humans (~30 g to ~150 kg). We hypothesised that skin's stiffness is a function of the thickness of its layers through allometric scaling, which could be estimated from knowing a species' body mass...
November 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162813/chemogenomic-analysis-reveals-key-role-for-lysine-acetylation-in-regulating-arc-stability
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Jasmin Lalonde, Surya A Reis, Sudhir Sivakumaran, Carl S Holland, Hendrik Wesseling, John F Sauld, Begum Alural, Wen-Ning Zhao, Judith A Steen, Stephen J Haggarty
The role of Arc in synaptic plasticity and memory consolidation has been investigated for many years with recent evidence that defects in the expression or activity of this immediate-early gene may also contribute to the pathophysiology of brain disorders including schizophrenia and fragile X syndrome. These results bring forward the concept that reversing Arc abnormalities could provide an avenue to improve cognitive or neurological impairments in different disease contexts, but how to achieve this therapeutic objective has remained elusive...
November 21, 2017: Nature Communications
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