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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544951/clinical-balance-scales-indicate-worse-postural-control-in-people-with-parkinson-s-disease-who-exhibit-freezing-of-gait-compared-to-those-who-do-not-a-meta-analysis
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Esther M J Bekkers, Bauke W Dijkstra, Kim Dockx, Elke Heremans, Sabine M P Verschueren, Alice Nieuwboer
Postural instability and freezing of gait (FOG) are key features of Parkinson's disease (PD) that are closely related to falls. Uncovering the postural control differences between individuals with and without FOG contributes to our understanding of the relationship between these phenomena. The objective of this meta-analysis was to investigate whether postural control deficits, as detected by clinical balance scales, were more apparent in FOG+ compared to FOG-. Furthermore, we aimed to identify whether different scales were equally sensitive to detect postural control deficits and whether medication affected postural control differentially in each subgroup...
May 11, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544233/bcl6-overexpression-alters-gene-expression-profile-in-a-myeloma-cell-line-and-is-associated-with-decreased-dna-damage-response
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Kenichi Tahara, Makiko Takizawa, Arito Yamane, Yohei Osaki, Takuma Ishizaki, Takeki Mitsui, Akihiko Yokohama, Takayuki Saitoh, Norifumi Tsukamoto, Morio Matsumoto, Hirokazu Murakami, Yoshihisa Nojima, Hiroshi Handa
BCL6 attenuates DNA damage response (DDR) through gene repression and facilitates tolerance to genomic instability during immunoglobulin affinity maturation in germinal center (GC) B cells. Although BCL6 expression is repressed through normal differentiation of GC B cells into plasma cells, a recent study showed the ectopic expression of BCL6 in primary multiple myeloma (MM) cells. However, the functional roles of BCL6 in MM cells are largely unknown. Here, we report that overexpression of BCL6 in a MM cell line, KMS12PE, induced transcriptional repression of ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM), a DDR signaling kinase, which was associated with a reduction in γH2AX formation after DNA damage...
May 23, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541420/surgical-decompression-of-high-grade-spinal-cord-compression-from-hormone-refractory-metastatic-prostate-cancer
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Muhammad Omar Chohan, Sweena Kahn, Gustav Cederquist, Anne S Reiner, Joseph Schwab, Ilya Laufer, Mark Bilsky
BACKGROUND: Spine and nonspine skeletal metastases occur in more than 80% of patients with prostate cancer. OBJECTIVE: To examine the characteristics of the patient population undergoing surgery for the treatment of prostate cancer metastatic to the spine. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed on all patients treated at our institution from June 1993 to August 2014 for surgical management of metastatic spine disease from prostate cancer...
May 24, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539565/successful-treatment-of-congestive-heart-failure-due-to-severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-with-low-dose-tolvaptan-in-elderly-patients
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Kiyoshi Takasu, Tetsuro Miyazaki, Kanako Negoro, Shoichiro Yatsu, Megumi Shimizu, Azusa Murata, Takao Kato, Shoko Suda, Masaru Hiki, Takatoshi Kasai, Katsumi Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Daida
Medical therapy for severe aortic valve stenosis (AS) is necessary for inoperable patients due to comorbid conditions. Tolvaptan (TLV), unlike other diuretics, resulted in modest changes in filling pressures associated with an increase in urine output, suggesting that TLV improves congestive heart failure (CHF) due to severe AS without hemodynamic instability.We retrospectively investigated 14 consecutive patients ≥ 80 years of age admitted due to decompensated CHF with severe AS at Juntendo University Hospital from April 2014 to November 2015...
May 23, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538856/-an-adolescent-with-lumbosacral-instability-due-to-the-presence-of-a-hydatid-cyst-a-case-report
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Miguel Vizcarra, Mijaíl Mujica, Vladimir Sánchez, Paul Méndez
Hydatidosis, caused by Echinococcus granulosus, affects the spinal column in 0.5-2% of all cases, with the sacral column being a rare location typically observed only in adults. The case is reported of a 14-year-old boy from Juliaca (Puno, Peru) who presented with chronic lower back pain and cauda equina syndrome. He was initially attended to in Juliaca, and then transferred to the Hospital Edgardo Rebagliati Martins (Lima, Peru) with a diagnosis of sacral tumor. In magnetic resonance imaging, a multicystic tumor was seen with L5 and S1 lysis and instability...
January 2017: Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Pública
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538693/preparation-characterization-and-antioxidant-activity-evaluation-of-liposomes-containing-water-soluble-hydroxytyrosol-from-olive
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Jiao-Jiao Yuan, Frank G F Qin, Jun-Ling Tu, Bing Li
Due to the multiple hydroxyl groups in its structure, hydroxytyrosol (HT) is very sensitive to air and light and has very strong instability and hydrophilicity that affect its biological activity. This study attempted to prepare liposomes containing water-soluble HT to improve the bioavailability and biocompatibility of the target drug. The preparation process factors (temperature, mass ratio of phospholipid (PL) and cholesterol (CH), Tween-80 volume, HT mass) were studied and response surface methodology (RSM) was applied to optimize the conditions...
May 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537880/biological-effects-and-epidemiological-consequences-of-arsenic-exposure-and-reagents-that-can-ameliorate-arsenic-damage-in-vivo
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REVIEW
Chinthalapally V Rao, Sanya Pal, Altaf Mohammed, Mudassir Farooqui, Mark P Doescher, Adam S Asch, Hiroshi Y Yamada
Through contaminated diet, water, and other forms of environmental exposure, arsenic affects human health. There are many U.S. and worldwide "hot spots" where the arsenic level in public water exceeds the maximum exposure limit. The biological effects of chronic arsenic exposure include generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), leading to oxidative stress and DNA damage, epigenetic DNA modification, induction of genomic instability, and inflammation and immunomodulation, all of which can initiate carcinogenesis...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535953/genotoxic-potential-of-dental-bulk-fill-resin-composites
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Tobias T Tauböck, Danijela Marovic, Davor Zeljezic, Andrea D Steingruber, Thomas Attin, Zrinka Tarle
OBJECTIVE: To investigate both genotoxicity and hardening of bulk-fill composite materials applied in 4-mm layer thickness and photo-activated for different exposure times. METHODS: Three flowable bulk-fill materials and one conventional flowable composite were filled in molds (height: 4mm) and irradiated for 20 or 30s. The top (0mm) and bottom (4mm) specimen surface were mechanically scraped, and eluates (0.01g composite in 1.5ml RPMI 1640 cell culture media) prepared for each material, surface level and irradiation time...
May 20, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534611/minimizing-isolate-catalyst-motion-in-metal-assisted-chemical-etching-for-deep-trenching-of-silicon-nanohole-array
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Lingyu Kong, Yunshan Zhao, Binayak Dasgupta, Yi Ren, Kedar Hippalgaonkar, Xiuling Li, Wai Kin Chim, Sing Yang Chiam
The instability of isolate catalysts during metal-assisted chemical etching is a major hindrance to achieve high aspect ratio structures in the vertical and directional etching of silicon (Si). In this work, we discussed and showed how isolate catalyst motion can be influenced and controlled by the semiconductor doping type and the oxidant concentration ratio. We propose that the triggering event in deviating isolate catalyst motion is brought about by unequal etch rates across the isolate catalyst. This triggering event is indirectly affected by the oxidant concentration ratio through the etching rates...
May 23, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533991/multivariable-analysis-of-factors-affecting-length-of-stay-and-hospital-charges-after-atlantoaxial-fusion
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Jian Guan, Michael Karsy, Meic Schmidt, Andrew T Dailey, Erica Bisson
BACKGROUND: Atlantoaxial fusion is an effective procedure for treating degenerative, traumatic, and congenital abnormalities that result in upper cervical instability; however, data on which factors affect the length of stay and hospitalization-related charges are limited. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the pre-, intra-, and postoperative variables that affect these healthcare cost factors for patients undergoing posterior atlantoaxial fusion. METHODS: We retrospectively identified from a clinical database 59 patients who underwent isolated posterior atlantoaxial fusion at a single institution from 2010 to 2015...
April 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533905/affect-in-response-to-stressors-and-coping-strategies-an-ecological-momentary-assessment-study-of-borderline-personality-disorder
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Sadia R Chaudhury, Hanga Galfalvy, Emily Biggs, Tse-Hwei Choo, J John Mann, Barbara Stanley
BACKGROUND: Affect instability is a core symptom of borderline personality disorder (BPD). Ecological momentary assessment allows for an understanding of real-time changes in affect in response to various daily stressors. The purpose of this study was to explore changes in affect in response to specific stressors and coping strategies in subjects with BPD utilizing ecological momentary assessment (EMA) methodology. METHODS: Subjects (n = 50) with BPD were asked to complete real-time assessments about stressors experienced, affect felt, and coping strategies employed six times per day for a 1-week period...
2017: Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533824/analysis-of-the-dna-methylation-level-of-cancer-related-genes-in-colorectal-cancer-and-the-surrounding-normal-mucosa
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Tamotsu Sugai, Masakazu Yoshida, Makoto Eizuka, Noriyuki Uesugii, Wataru Habano, Kouki Otsuka, Akira Sasaki, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Takayuki Matsumoto, Hiromu Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Two molecular pathways promote the development of colorectal cancer (CRC). One is termed "microsatellite stable" (MSS) whereas the other is characterized by "microsatellite instability" (MSI or MIN). In addition, the CpG island methylation phenotype is known to be an important alteration as a third molecular type. Thus, DNA methylation is thought to provide potential biomarkers for assessment of cancer risk in normal mucosa. In addition, it is also known that colonic location is an important parameter in the development of CRC...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533563/why-do-the-boreal-forest-ecosystems-of-northwestern-europe-differ-from-those-of-western-north-america
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Rudy Boonstra, Harry P Andreassen, Stan Boutin, Jan Hušek, Rolf A Ims, Charles J Krebs, Christina Skarpe, Petter Wabakken
The boreal forest is one of the largest terrestrial biomes on Earth. Conifers normally dominate the tree layer across the biome, but other aspects of ecosystem structure and dynamics vary geographically. The cause of the conspicuous differences in the understory vegetation and the herbivore-predator cycles between northwestern Europe and western North America presents an enigma. Ericaceous dwarf shrubs and 3- to 4-year vole-mustelid cycles characterize the European boreal forests, whereas tall deciduous shrubs and 10-year snowshoe hare-lynx cycles characterize the North American ones...
September 1, 2016: Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531841/positive-affective-functioning-in-anhedonic-individuals-daily-life-anything-but-flat-and-blunted
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V E Heininga, E Van Roekel, J J Ahles, A J Oldehinkel, A H Mezulis
BACKGROUND: Anhedonia, the decreased interest and pleasure, is often described as 'flat' or 'blunted' positive affect (PA). Yet, little is known about PA functioning in anhedonic individuals' daily lives. The current study investigates PA reactivity to pleasurable experiences in anhedonia together with its relevant temporal dynamics (i.e., variability, instability, and inertia), and expands current knowledge by exploring the role of arousal therein. METHODS: Using the Experience Sampling Method (ESM), we collected 90 assessments of real-life PA experiences across 30 days in 18-24 year old individuals with anhedonia (N=69) and without anhedonia (N=69)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528517/loss-of-msh2-and-msh6-due-to-heterozygous-germline-defects-in-msh3-and-msh6
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Monika Morak, Sarah Käsbauer, Martina Kerscher, Andreas Laner, Anke M Nissen, Anna Benet-Pagès, Hans K Schackert, Gisela Keller, Trisari Massdorf, Elke Holinski-Feder
Lynch Syndrome (LS) is the most common dominantly inherited colorectal cancer (CRC) predisposition and is caused by a heterozygous germline defect in one of the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) genes MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, or PMS2. High microsatellite instability (MSI-H) and loss of MMR protein expression in tumours reflecting a defective MMR are indicators for LS, as well as a positive family history of early onset CRC. MSH2 and MSH6 form a major functional heterodimer, and MSH3 is an alternative binding partner for MSH2...
May 20, 2017: Familial Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513343/the-impact-of-social-exclusion-on-reading-the-mind-in-the-eyes-performance-in-relation-to-borderline-personality-disorder-features
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Megan Savage, Mark F Lenzenweger
In this study we used the Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test (RMET) to explore facial emotion recognition in borderline personality disorder (BPD). We also used Cyberball, a computerized task designed to mimic social ostracism, to examine the response of BPD-feature participants to social exclusion. Seventeen individuals with BPD features were compared to 16 healthy controls on RMET performance pre- and post-exclusion via Cyber-ball. Our results revealed a significant interaction between BPD-feature status and RMET performance in relation to neutral stimuli following a social exclusion experience...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Personality Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512686/amygdala-structure-and-core-dimensions-of-the-affective-personality
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Sascha Frühholz, Katja Schlegel, Didier Grandjean
While biological models of human personality propose that socio-affective traits and skills are rooted in the structure of the amygdala, empirical evidence remains sparse and inconsistent. Here, we used a comprehensive assessment of the affective personality and tested its association with global, local, and laterality measures of the amygdala structure. Results revealed three broad dimensions of the affective personality that were differentially related to bilateral amygdala structures. Dysfunctional and maladaptive affective traits were associated with a global size and local volume reduction of the amygdala, whereas adaptive emotional skills were linked to an increased size of the left amygdala...
May 16, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511872/impairment-of-tear-film-and-the-ocular-surface-in-patients-with-facial-burns
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Sang Ouk Choi, Tae-Young Chung, Young Joo Shin
AIM: The aim of this study is to investigate the factors affecting tear film and ocular surface in patients with facial burns. METHODS: A total of 273 patients with facial burns, treated at Hallym University Hangang Sacred Heart Hospital from November 2012 to July 2015, were included. Tear break-up time (TBUT), Schirmer's tear secretion test, fluorescein staining score (FSS), ocular surface disease index (OSDI), and visual analogue pain score (VAS) were compared according to burned surface area, burn site, burn cause, time since burn injury, or lid abnormality...
May 13, 2017: Burns: Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509354/a-single-disease-entity-for-both-chromosomal-instable-subtype-gastric-adenocarcinoma-and-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Qin Huang
According to the 2012 World Health Organization (WHO) statistic data,(1) gastric carcinoma affects the Chinese population more than any other populations and over 42.5% (405 000/952 000) of gastric cancer (GC) patients published in that year were Chinese.
May 16, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508177/standing-postural-control-in-individuals-with-autism-spectrum-disorder-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Yi Huey Lim, Katie Partridge, Sonya Girdler, Susan L Morris
Impairments in postural control affect the development of motor and social skills in individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This review compared the effect of different sensory conditions on static standing postural control between ASD and neurotypical individuals. Results from 19 studies indicated a large difference in postural control between groups across all sensory conditions. This review revealed sensorimotor and multiple sensory processing deficits in ASD. The tendency for individuals with ASD to be more susceptible to postural instability with use of visual information compared with somatosensory information suggests perinatal alterations in sensory development...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
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