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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220800/exposure-to-traffic-related-air-pollution-and-the-composition-of-the-gut-microbiota-in-overweight-and-obese-adolescents
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Tanya L Alderete, Roshonda B Jones, Zhanghua Chen, Jeniffer S Kim, Rima Habre, Frederick Lurmann, Frank D Gilliland, Michael I Goran
BACKGROUND: Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) exposure has been linked to type 2 diabetes and metabolic dysfunction in humans. Animal studies suggest that air pollutants may alter the composition of the gut microbiota, which may negatively impact metabolic health through changes in the composition and/or function of the gut microbiome. OBJECTIVES: The primary aim of this study was to determine whether elevated TRAP exposure was correlated with gut bacterial taxa in overweight and obese adolescents from the Meta-AIR (Metabolic and Asthma Incidence Research) study...
December 5, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220753/a-systematic-review-of-the-gait-characteristics-associated-with-cerebellar-ataxia
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Ellen Buckley, Claudia Mazzà, Alisdair McNeill
BACKGROUND: Cerebellar Ataxias are a group of gait disorders resulting from dysfunction of the cerebellum, commonly characterised by slowly progressing incoordination that manifests as problems with balance and walking leading to considerable disability. There is increasing acceptance of gait analysis techniques to quantify subtle gait characteristics that are unmeasurable by current clinical methods This systematic review aims to identify the gait characteristics able to differentiate between Cerebellar Ataxia and healthy controls...
December 1, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220654/a-unique-isr-program-determines-cellular-responses-to-chronic-stress
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Bo-Jhih Guan, Vincent van Hoef, Raul Jobava, Orna Elroy-Stein, Leos S Valasek, Marie Cargnello, Xing-Huang Gao, Dawid Krokowski, William C Merrick, Scot R Kimball, Anton A Komar, Antonis E Koromilas, Anthony Wynshaw-Boris, Ivan Topisirovic, Ola Larsson, Maria Hatzoglou
The integrated stress response (ISR) is a homeostatic mechanism induced by endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress. In acute/transient ER stress, decreased global protein synthesis and increased uORF mRNA translation are followed by normalization of protein synthesis. Here, we report a dramatically different response during chronic ER stress. This chronic ISR program is characterized by persistently elevated uORF mRNA translation and concurrent gene expression reprogramming, which permits simultaneous stress sensing and proteostasis...
December 7, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220594/modification-of-immunological-features-in-human-platelets-during-sepsis
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Valle-Jiménez Xareni Raque, Sánchez-García Juan Carlos, Revilla-Rodríguez Eduardo, Baltierrez-Hoyos Rafael, Romero-Tlalolini María de Los Ángeles, Ramírez-Cosmes Adriana, Torres-Aguilar Honorio, Bustos-Arriaga José, Aguilar-Ruiz Sergio Roberto
Sepsis is an organic dysfunction that puts at risk the life of patients suffering this disorder due to an exacerbated immunological response to the infection mediated by the host. Platelets have been largely researched on sepsis owing to its role in Disseminated Intracellular Coagulation (DIC) and because thrombocytopenia is an important clinical feature of these patients. Nevertheless, a great number of evidence shows that platelets have also an important role in immunological response since they have pattern recognition receptors, chemokine receptors and granules with stored soluble mediators...
December 8, 2017: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220530/impaired-lipolysis-diminished-fat-oxidation-and-metabolic-inflexibility-in-obese-girls-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Joon Young Kim, Hala Tfayli, Sara F Michaliszyn, Silva Arslanian
CONTEXT: Metabolic flexibility reflects the ability to switch from lipid to carbohydrate oxidation during insulin stimulation manifested in increased respiratory quotient (RQ). Despite insulin resistance in glucose metabolism in PCOS women and adolescents, little is known about adipose tissue metabolism and metabolic flexibility. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whole-body lipolysis, substrate oxidation and metabolic flexibility in obese PCOS vs. non-PCOS girls. PATIENTS/DESIGN: Twenty-one obese (BMI 32...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220503/downregulation-of-survivin-contributes-to-cell-cycle-arrest-during-postnatal-cardiac-development-in-a-severe-spinal-muscular-atrophy-mouse-model
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Lei Sheng, Bo Wan, Pengchao Feng, Junjie Sun, Frank Rigo, C Frank Bennett, Martin Akerman, Adrian R Krainer, Yimin Hua
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the leading genetic cause of infant mortality, characterized by progressive degeneration of spinal-cord motor neurons, leading to atrophy of skeletal muscles. However, accumulating evidence indicates that it is a multi-system disorder, particularly in its severe forms. Several studies delineated structural and functional cardiac abnormalities in SMA patients and mouse models, yet the abnormalities have been primarily attributed to autonomic dysfunction. Here, we show in a severe mouse model that its cardiomyocytes undergo G0/G1 cell-cycle arrest and enhanced apoptosis during postnatal development...
December 6, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220428/sexual-dysfunction-in-patients-with-ibd-is-not-just-a-matter-of-quality-of-life
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Jens Walldorf, Patrick Michl
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220207/mr-imaging-of-muscle-trauma-anatomy-biomechanics-pathophysiology-and-imaging-appearance
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Dyan V Flores, Catalina Mejía Gómez, Mauricio Estrada-Castrillón, Edward Smitaman, Mini N Pathria
Muscle is an important component of the muscle-tendon-bone unit, driving skeletal motion through contractions that alter the length of the muscle. The muscle and myotendinous junction (MTJ) are most commonly injured in the young adult, as a result of indirect mechanisms such as overuse or stretching, direct impact (penetrating or nonpenetrating), or dysfunction of the supporting connective tissues. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is widely used for assessment of muscle injuries. This review illustrates the MR imaging appearance of a broad spectrum of acute, subacute, and chronic traumatic lesions of muscle, highlighting the pathophysiology, biomechanics, and anatomic considerations underlying these lesions...
December 8, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218698/risk-factors-of-overactive-bladder-syndrome-and-its-relation-to-sexual-function-in-menopausal-women
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Sevil Hakimi, Elham Aminian, Sakineh Mohammad- Alizadeh Charandabi, Parvin Bastani, Marzieh Mohammadi
BACKGROUND: Overactive bladder syndrome is a common and annoying complication worldwide that could negatively affect the quality of life of afflicted individuals. We aimed to determine the prevalence and risk factors of overactive bladder syndrome and its relation to sexual function in healthy menopausal women. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was done on 340 women aged 45-60 years in Tabriz, northwest Iran, during 2015-2016. Data were collected using a demographic data questionnaire, the Overactive Bladder Syndrome Score, and the McCoy Female Sexuality Questionnaire...
December 4, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218530/tracking-glut2-translocation-by-live-cell-imaging
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Sabina Tsytkin-Kirschenzweig, Merav Cohen, Yaakov Nahmias
The facilitative glucose transporter (GLUT) family plays a key role in metabolic homeostasis, controlling the absorption rates and rapid response to changing carbohydrate levels. The facilitative GLUT2 transporter is uniquely expressed in metabolic epithelial cells of the intestine, pancreas, liver, and kidney. GLUT2 dysfunction is associated with several pathologies, including Fanconi-Bickel syndrome, a glycogen storage disease, characterized by growth retardation and renal dysfunction. Interestingly, GLUT2 activity is modulated by its cellular localization...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218495/systemic-epstein-barr-virus-positive-t-cell-lymphoproliferative-disorders-of-childhood-with-fulminant-leukocytosis-and-tumor-lysis-a-case-report-with-autopsy-findings
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Sachie Wada, Takayuki Suzuki, Koichi Kitazume, Akira Fujita, Seiichiro Shimizu
Systemic Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders (T-LPD) of childhood is an extremely rare disease characterized by an aggressive clinical course and very poor prognosis. We report an adolescent male with systemic EBV-positive T-LPD of childhood after primary EBV infection, resulting in a fatal clinical course within 9 days, along with autopsy findings. A 19-year-old male without an immunocompromised status presented with an acute onset of high fever, and was hospitalized for persistent fever, vomiting and diarrhea on the 5th day from onset...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218482/a-novel-muscle-sparing-high-thoracotomy-for-upper-thoracic-spine-resection-and-reconstruction
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Derek T Bernstein, Wu Zhuge, Shanda H Blackmon, Rex A W Marco
PURPOSE: High thoracotomy allows access to the anterior cervicothoracic and upper thoracic vertebrae; however, traditional techniques transect shoulder girdle muscles, leading to postoperative shoulder dysfunction. Muscle-sparing techniques diminish this concern, but often sacrifice the quality of exposure. We describe a novel muscle-sparing, high thoracotomy approach for the treatment of ventral cervicothoracic and upper thoracic spine lesions. METHODS: A novel muscle-sparing, high thoracotomy approach is described, utilizing a midline posterior incision with lateral extension from the lateral decubitus position...
December 7, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218453/energy-depletion-and-not-ros-formation-is-a-crucial-step-of-glucolipotoxicity-gltx-in-pancreatic-beta-cells
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Morgana Barroso Oquendo, Nikolas Layer, Rebecca Wagner, Peter Krippeit-Drews, Gisela Drews
We have shown previously that genetic or pharmacological deletion of KATP channels protect against beta cell dysfunction induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS). Since it is assumed that glucolipotoxicity (GLTx) causes ROS production, we aimed to evaluate whether suppression of KATP channel activity can also prevent beta cell damage evoked by GLTx. We used an in vitro model of GLTx and measured distinct parameters of stimulus-secretion coupling. GLTx gradually induced disturbances of Ca2+ oscillations over 3 days...
December 7, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218382/restrictive-pulmonary-dysfunction-is-associated-with-vertebral-fractures-and-bone-loss-in-elderly-postmenopausal-women
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R Watanabe, M Shiraki, M Saito, R Okazaki, D Inoue
Association between lung function and bone metabolism remains controversial. We found that impaired lung function was associated with vertebral fractures and bone loss in Japanese postmenopausal women. While vertebral deformities would impair lung function, respiratory dysfunction might in turn increase fracture risk, suggesting a complex bidirectional interaction. INTRODUCTION: Association between bone metabolism and pulmonary function in the general population is controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate relationship between lung and bone parameters in elderly postmenopausal women...
December 7, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218255/oncology-section-edge-task-force-on-urogenital-cancer-a-systematic-review-of-clinical-measures-for-incontinence
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Alicia Jeffrey, Shana E Harrington, Alexandra Hill, Amanda Roscow, Meryl Alappattu
Background: Compared to the general population, women and men with urogenital and colorectal cancer experience higher rates of urinary and fecal incontinence. Although a variety of measures exist to assess these areas, currently, there are no guidelines recommending which outcomes rehabilitation professionals should administer to examine these impairments in those with cancer. Purpose: To identify outcome measures for assessing urinary and fecal incontinence and evaluate their psychometric data and applicability to the cancer population...
July 2017: Rehabilitation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218248/propafenone-suppresses-esophageal-cancer-proliferation-through-inducing-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Wei-Bin Zheng, Yang-Jia Li, Yang Wang, Jie Yang, Can-Can Zheng, Xiao-Hui Huang, Bin Li, Qing-Yu He
Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors with poor survival and limited therapeutic options. The aim of this study is to identify novel anticancer strategies from existing Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs that have been used to clinically treat other diseases. Here, propafenone, an antiarrhythmic medication, was found to induce apoptosis and exert a significantly inhibitory effect on the proliferation and colony-forming ability of ESCC cells in a dose-dependent manner without observed cytotoxicity on normal esophageal epithelial cells...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218229/the-role-of-arthroereisis-of-the-subtalar-joint-for-flatfoot-in-children-and-adults
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REVIEW
Alessio Bernasconi, François Lintz, Francesco Sadile
Subtalar arthroereisis has been reported as a minimally-invasive, effective and low-risk procedure in the treatment of flatfoot mainly in children but also in adults.It has been described as a standalone or adjunctive procedure, and is indicated in the treatment of flexible flatfoot, tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction, tarsal coalition and accessory navicular syndrome.Different devices for subtalar arthroereisis are currently used throughout the world associated with soft-tissue and bone procedures, depending on the surgeon rather than on standardised or validated protocols...
November 2017: EFORT Open Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218227/lessons-learnt-from-a-case-of-missed-central-hypothyroidism
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Tessa Glyn, Beverley Harris, Kate Allen
We present the case of a 57-year-old lady who had a delayed diagnosis of central hypothyroidism on a background of Grave's thyrotoxicosis and a partial thyroidectomy. During the twenty years following her partial thyroidectomy, the patient developed a constellation of symptoms and new diagnoses, which were investigated by numerous specialists from various fields, namely rheumatology, renal and respiratory. She developed significantly impaired renal function and raised creatine kinase (CK). She was also referred to a tertiary neurology service for investigation of myositis, which resulted in inconclusive muscle biopsies...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218105/systemic-inflammation-is-associated-with-myocardial-fibrosis-diastolic-dysfunction-and-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Lu Fang, Andris H Ellims, Anna L Beale, Andrew J Taylor, Andrew Murphy, Anthony M Dart
BACKGROUND: Regional or diffuse fibrosis is an early feature of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and is related to poor prognosis. Previous studies have documented low-grade inflammation in HCM. The aim of this study was to examine the relationships between circulating inflammatory markers and myocardial fibrosis, systolic and diastolic dysfunction, and the degree of cardiac hypertrophy in HCM patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fifty HCM patients were recruited while 20 healthy subjects served as the control group...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218098/overexpression-of-microrna-145-protects-against-rat-myocardial-infarction-through-targeting-pdcd4
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Hao Xu, Heng Cao, Guoqing Zhu, Shaowen Liu, Hongli Li
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a common cardiovascular disease with high mortality. The aim of the present study was to determine the biological role of miR-145 in MI rats and hypoxia-injured cardiomyocytes and to elucidate the potential mechanism. MI rats were induced by left anterior descending artery (LAD) ligation. qRT-PCR and western blot analysis were performed to determine the mRNA and protein levels, respectively. Compared with sham group, miR-145 levels in MI group were significantly decreased. We observed that lentivirus-mediated overexpression of miR-145 significantly improves cardiac function, reduces infarcted tissue size and prevents post-infarction induced apoptosis in rats after MI...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
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