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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635681/antimicrobial-activity-of-nitric-oxide-releasing-ti-6al-4v-metal-oxide
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Nina A Reger, Wilson S Meng, Ellen S Gawalt
Titanium and titanium alloy materials are commonly used in joint replacements, due to the high strength of the materials. Pathogenic microorganisms can easily adhere to the surface of the metal implant, leading to an increased potential for implant failure. The surface of a titanium-aluminum-vanadium (Ti-6Al-4V) metal oxide implant material was functionalized to deliver an small antibacterial molecule, nitric oxide. S-nitroso-penicillamine, a S-nitrosothiol nitric oxide donor, was covalently immobilized on the metal oxide surface using self-assembled monolayers...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635523/long-term-paired-associative-stimulation-enhances-motor-output-of-the-tetraplegic-hand
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Aleksandra Tolmacheva, Sarianna Savolainen, Erika Kirveskari, Pantelis Lioumis, Linda Kuusela, Nina Maria Brandstack, Aarne Ylinen, Jyrki Mäkelä, Anastasia Shulga
A large proportion of spinal cord injuries are incomplete. Even in clinically complete injuries, silent nonfunctional connections can be present. Therapeutic approaches that can strengthen transmission in weak neural connections to improve motor performance are needed. Our aim was to determine whether long-term delivery of paired associative stimulation (PAS, a combination of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS)) can enhance motor output in the hands of patients with chronic traumatic tetraplegia, and to compare this technique with long-term PNS...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632096/racial-ethnic-differences-in-life-course-heavy-drinking-from-adolescence-to-midlife
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Nina Mulia, Tammy W Tam, Jason Bond, Sarah E Zemore, Libo Li
Information on heavy drinking over the life course might help to explain racial/ethnic disparities in alcohol-related problems, morbidity, and mortality. Using data from the 2009-2010 U.S. National Alcohol Survey (n = 3,026), we analyzed retrospective decades-based measures of heavy drinking during respondents' teens, 20s, 30s, and 40s. Results indicate that Latino men and African American women have greater risk for persistent-high (vs. declining) heavy-drinking trajectories than Caucasian men and women, and that socioeconomic disadvantage partly accounts for this disparity in women...
February 26, 2017: Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630677/non-lamellar-lipid-assembly-at-interfaces-controlling-layer-structure-by-responsive-nanogel-particles
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Aleksandra P Dabkowska, Maria Valldeperas, Christopher Hirst, Costanza Montis, Gunnar K Pálsson, Meina Wang, Sofi Nöjd, Luigi Gentile, Justas Barauskas, Nina-Juliane Steinke, Gerd E Schroeder-Turk, Sebastian George, Maximilian W A Skoda, Tommy Nylander
Biological membranes do not only occur as planar bilayer structures, but depending on the lipid composition, can also curve into intriguing three-dimensional structures. In order to fully understand the biological implications as well as to reveal the full potential for applications, e.g. for drug delivery and other biomedical devices, of such structures, well-defined model systems are required. Here, we discuss the formation of lipid non-lamellar liquid crystalline (LC) surface layers spin-coated from the constituting lipids followed by hydration of the lipid layer...
August 6, 2017: Interface Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629421/erratum-to-imatinib-relaxes-the-pulmonary-venous-bed-of-guinea-pigs
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Nina A Maihöfer, Said Suleiman, Daniela Dreymüller, Paul W Manley, Rolf Rossaint, Stefan Uhlig, Christian Martin, Annette D Rieg
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 19, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628195/heterogeneity-of-tight-junctions-in-the-thick-ascending-limb
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REVIEW
Markus Bleich, Vera C Wulfmeyer, Nina Himmerkus, Susanne Milatz
Renal tubular transport mechanisms are optimized to be energy efficient and tailored to local gradients and transport rates. The combined transcellular action of ion channels, transporters, and pumps, together with the paracellular pathway, enables kidney function. Monogenetic diseases and mouse models indicate that both trans- and paracellular proteins can become disease-causing candidates and may be targets for future therapeutic approaches. Recent advances in tight junction research have provided new insights into their structure, function, and regulation...
June 19, 2017: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628110/colonic-organoids-derived-from-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-for-modeling-colorectal-cancer-and-drug-testing
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Miguel Crespo, Eduardo Vilar, Su-Yi Tsai, Kyle Chang, Sadaf Amin, Tara Srinivasan, Tuo Zhang, Nina H Pipalia, Huanhuan Joyce Chen, Mavee Witherspoon, Miriam Gordillo, Jenny Zhaoying Xiang, Frederick R Maxfield, Steven Lipkin, Todd Evans, Shuibing Chen
With the goal of modeling human disease of the large intestine, we sought to develop an effective protocol for deriving colonic organoids (COs) from differentiated human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Extensive gene and immunohistochemical profiling confirmed that the derived COs represent colon rather than small intestine, containing stem cells, transit-amplifying cells, and the expected spectrum of differentiated cells, including goblet and endocrine cells. We applied this strategy to iPSCs derived from patients with familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP-iPSCs) harboring germline mutations in the WNT-signaling-pathway-regulator gene encoding APC, and we generated COs that exhibit enhanced WNT activity and increased epithelial cell proliferation, which we used as a platform for drug testing...
June 19, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628108/germline-hypomorphic-card11-mutations-in-severe-atopic-disease
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Chi A Ma, Jeffrey R Stinson, Yuan Zhang, Jordan K Abbott, Michael A Weinreich, Pia J Hauk, Paul R Reynolds, Jonathan J Lyons, Celeste G Nelson, Elisa Ruffo, Batsukh Dorjbal, Salomé Glauzy, Natsuko Yamakawa, Swadhinya Arjunaraja, Kelsey Voss, Jennifer Stoddard, Julie Niemela, Yu Zhang, Sergio D Rosenzweig, Joshua J McElwee, Thomas DiMaggio, Helen F Matthews, Nina Jones, Kelly D Stone, Alejandro Palma, Matías Oleastro, Emma Prieto, Andrea R Bernasconi, Geronimo Dubra, Silvia Danielian, Jonathan Zaiat, Marcelo A Marti, Brian Kim, Megan A Cooper, Neil D Romberg, Eric Meffre, Erwin W Gelfand, Andrew L Snow, Joshua D Milner
Few monogenic causes for severe manifestations of common allergic diseases have been identified. Through next-generation sequencing on a cohort of patients with severe atopic dermatitis with and without comorbid infections, we found eight individuals, from four families, with novel heterozygous mutations in CARD11, which encodes a scaffolding protein involved in lymphocyte receptor signaling. Disease improved over time in most patients. Transfection of mutant CARD11 expression constructs into T cell lines demonstrated both loss-of-function and dominant-interfering activity upon antigen receptor-induced activation of nuclear factor-κB and mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1)...
June 19, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628045/cardio-respiratory-effects-of-air-pollution-in-a-panel-study-of-outdoor-physical-activity-and-health-in-rural-older-adults
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David M Stieb, Robin Shutt, Lisa Kauri, Sarah Mason, Li Chen, Mieczyslaw Szyszkowicz, Nina A Dobbin, Marc Rigden, Branka Jovic, Marie Mulholland, Martin S Green, Ling Liu, Guillaume Pelletier, Scott A Weichenthal, Robert E Dales, Isaac Luginaah
OBJECTIVE: To examine cardio-respiratory effects of air pollution in rural older adults exercising outdoors. METHODS: Adults 55 and over completed measurements of blood pressure, peak expiratory flow and oximetry daily, and of heart rate variability, endothelial function, spirometry, fraction of exhaled nitric oxide and urinary oxidative stress markers weekly, before and after outdoor exercise, for 10 weeks. Data were analyzed using linear mixed effect models. RESULTS: Pooled estimates combining 2013 (n = 36 participants) and 2014 (n = 41) indicated that an interquartile increase in the air quality health index (AQHI) was associated with a significant (P < 0...
April 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628034/clonal-expansion-of-genome-intact-hiv-1-in-functionally-polarized-th1-cd4-t-cells
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Guinevere Q Lee, Nina Orlova-Fink, Kevin Einkauf, Fatema Z Chowdhury, Xiaoming Sun, Sean Harrington, Hsiao-Hsuan Kuo, Stephane Hua, Hsiao-Rong Chen, Zhengyu Ouyang, Kavidha Reddy, Krista Dong, Thumbi Ndung'u, Bruce D Walker, Eric S Rosenberg, Xu G Yu, Mathias Lichterfeld
HIV-1 causes a chronic, incurable disease due to its persistence in CD4+ T cells that contain replication-competent provirus, but exhibit little or no active viral gene expression and effectively resist combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). These latently infected T cells represent an extremely small proportion of all circulating CD4+ T cells but possess a remarkable long-term stability and typically persist throughout life, for reasons that are not fully understood. Here we performed massive single-genome, near-full-length next-generation sequencing of HIV-1 DNA derived from unfractionated peripheral blood mononuclear cells, ex vivo-isolated CD4+ T cells, and subsets of functionally polarized memory CD4+ T cells...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627960/lack-of-functional-normalisation-of-tumour-vessels-following-anti-angiogenic-therapy-in-glioblastoma
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Nina Obad, Heidi Espedal, Radovan Jirik, Per Oystein Sakariassen, Cecilie Brekke Rygh, Morten Lund-Johansen, Torfinn Taxt, Simone P Niclou, Rolf Bjerkvig, Olivier Keunen
Neo-angiogenesis represents an important factor for the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to a growing tumour, and is considered to be one of the main pathodiagnostic features of glioblastomas (GBM). Anti-angiogenic therapy by vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) blocking agents has been shown to lead to morphological vascular normalisation resulting in a reduction of contrast enhancement as seen by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Yet the functional consequences of this normalisation and its potential for improved delivery of cytotoxic agents to the tumour are not known...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627219/accuracy-assessment-of-an-improved-version-of-an-established-blood-glucose-monitoring-system-for-self-testing-following-iso-15197-2013
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Ulrike Kamecke, Annette Baumstark, Nina Jendrike, Cornelia Haug, Guido Freckmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626982/vaginal-seeding-or-vaginal-microbial-transfer-from-the-mother-to-the-cesarean-born-neonate-a-commentary-regarding-clinical-management
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Thor Haahr, Julie Glavind, Paul Axelsson, Margit Bistrup Fischer, Johanna Bjurström, Gudbjörg Andrésdóttir, Dorte Teilmann-Jørgensen, Ulla Bonde, Nina Olsén Sørensen, Margrethe Møller, Jens Fuglsang, Per G Ovesen, Jesper P Petersen, Jakob Stokholm, Tine D Clausen
Recent evidence suggests cesarean delivery (CD) to be a risk factor for inflammatory and metabolic diseases such as asthma, allergies and other chronic immune disorders in the child. One hypothetical pathogenesis of these associations has been proposed to be a disruption of the neonatal colonization (NC) after CD. To further support this hypothesis, it has been observed that the effect of CD on NC was different according to type of CD, i.e. planned or emergency, and that the risk of asthma in children born by CD was mitigated by rupture of membranes, though still increased compared to children delivered vaginally...
June 18, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625978/the-alkylating-chemotherapeutic-temozolomide-induces-metabolic-stress-in-idh1-mutant-cancers-and-potentiates-nad-depletion-mediated-cytotoxicity
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Kensuke Tateishi, Fumi Higuchi, Julie Miller, Mara V A Koerner, Nina Lelic, Ganesh M Shankar, Shota Tanaka, David E Fisher, Tracy Batchelor, A John Iafrate, Hiroaki Wakimoto, Andrew S Chi, Daniel P Cahill
IDH1-mutant gliomas are dependent upon the canonical coenzyme nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) for survival. It is known that Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) activation consumes NAD+ during base excision repair (BER) of chemotherapy-induced DNA damage. We therefore hypothesized that a strategy combining NAD+ biosynthesis inhibitors with the alkylating chemotherapeutic agent temozolomide (TMZ) could potentiate NAD+ depletion-mediated cytotoxicity in mutant IDH1 cancer cells. To investigate the impact of TMZ on NAD+ metabolism, patient-derived xenografts and engineered mutant IDH1-expressing cell lines were exposed to TMZ, in vitro and in vivo, both alone and in combination with nicotinamide phosphoribosyltransferase (NAMPT) inhibitors, which block NAD+ biosynthesis...
June 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624582/further-replication-of-the-synergistic-interaction-between-lphn3-and-the-ntad-gene-cluster-on-adhd-and-its-clinical-course-throughout-adulthood
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Djenifer B Kappel, Jaqueline B Schuch, Diego L Rovaris, Bruna S da Silva, Renata B Cupertino, Cristina Winkler, Stefania P Teche, Eduardo S Vitola, Rafael G Karam, Luis A Rohde, Claiton H D Bau, Eugenio H Grevet, Nina R Mota
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common and highly heritable neuropsychiatric disorder. Despite the high heritability, the unraveling of specific genetic factors related to ADHD is hampered by its considerable genetic complexity. Recent evidence suggests that gene-gene interactions can explain part of this complexity. We examined the impact of strongly supported interaction effects between the LPHN3 gene and the NTAD gene cluster (NCAM1-TTC12-ANKK1-DRD2) in a 7-year follow-up of a clinical sample of adults with ADHD, addressing associations with susceptibility, symptomatology and stability of diagnosis...
June 14, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624290/feasibility-of-reducing-differences-in-estimated-doses-in-nuclear-medicine-between-a-patient-specific-and-a-reference-phantom
#16
Alexandra Zvereva, Helmut Schlattl, Maria Zankl, Janine Becker, Nina Petoussi-Henss, Yeon Soo Yeom, Chan Hyeong Kim, Christoph Hoeschen, Katia Parodi
The feasibility of reducing the differences between patient-specific internal doses and doses estimated using reference phantoms was evaluated. Relatively simple adjustments to a polygon-surface ICRP adult male reference phantom were applied to fit selected individual dimensions using the software Rhinoceros®4.0. We tested this approach on two patient-specific phantoms: the biggest and the smallest phantoms from the Helmholtz Zentrum München library. These phantoms have unrelated anatomy and large differences in body-mass-index...
June 14, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623672/craniosynostosis-recognition-clinical-characteristics-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Nina Kajdic, Peter Spazzapan, Tomaz Velnar
Craniosynostosis is a developmental craniofacial anomaly, resulting in impairment of brain development and abnormally shaped skull. The main cause of craniosynostosis is premature closure of one or more cranial sutures. It usually occurs as an isolated condition, but may also be associated with other malformations as part of complex syndromes. When left untreated, craniosynostosis can cause serious complications, such as developmental delay, facial abnormality, sensory, respiratory and neurological dysfunction, anomalies affecting the eye, and psychological disturbances...
June 17, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623630/persistency-of-artificial-aeration-at-hypertrophic-lake-tuusulanj%C3%A3-rvi-a-sociohistorical-analysis
#18
Paula Schönach, Petri Tapio, Heidi Holmroos, Jukka Horppila, Juha Niemistö, Nina A Nygrén, Olga Tammeorg, Ilmo Massa
With present-day scientific evidence challenging the efficiency of artificial aeration as an effective restoration method for eutrophicated lakes, our sociohistorical investigation traces the reasons for the persistent support for this method in Finland, where about one hundred lakes are subject to this treatment. Our study employed the concepts of technological path and aeration frame to analyze the extensive restoration and aeration history of the hypertrophic Tuusulanjärvi in southern Finland. Continuously aerated since 1972, it has the longest history of aeration in Finland...
June 16, 2017: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623615/use-of-antipsychotic-drugs-by-elderly-primary-care-patients-and-the-effects-of-medication-reviews-a-cross-sectional-study-in-sweden
#19
Cecilia Lenander, Patrik Midlöv, Nina Viberg, John Chalmers, Kris Rogers, Åsa Bondesson
BACKGROUND: Antipsychotics form a class of drugs that should be used with caution among elderly people because of a high risk of adverse events. Despite the risks and modest effects, their use is estimated to be high, especially in nursing homes. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to explore the effects of medication reviews on antipsychotic drug use for elderly primary care patients and describe the extent of, and reasons for, the prescription of antipsychotics. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study in primary care in Skåne, Sweden, patients aged ≥75 years living in nursing homes or in their own homes with home care were included...
June 16, 2017: Drugs—Real World Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623114/characterizing-the-relationship-between-surgical-resident-and-faculty-perceptions-of-autonomy-in-the-operating-room
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Katelyn A Young, Samantha M Lane, John E Widger, Nina M Neuhaus, James T Dove, Marcus Fluck, Marie A Hunsinger, Joseph A Blansfield, Mohsen M Shabahang
OBJECTIVE: Characterize the concordance among faculty and resident perceptions of surgical case complexity, resident technical performance, and autonomy in a diverse sample of general surgery procedures using case-specific evaluations. DESIGN: A prospective study was conducted in which a faculty surgeon and surgical resident independently completed a postoperative assessment examining case complexity, resident operative performance (Milestone assessment) and autonomy (Zwisch model)...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
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