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Emma D Spikol, Eric Glasgow
Transcriptional control of oxytocinergic cell development influences social, sexual, and appetite related behaviors, and is implicated in disorders such as autism and Prader-Willi syndrome. Mediator 12 (Med12) is a transcriptional coactivator required for multiple facets of brain development including subsets of serotonergic and dopaminergic neurons. We surveyed hormone gene expression within the hypothalamo-pituitary axis of med12 mutant zebrafish embryos with a focus on oxytocin ( oxt ) expression. Some transcripts, such as oxt , vasopressin ( avp ) and corticotrophin releasing hormone ( crh ) are undetectable in the med12 mutant, while others are upregulated or downregulated to varying degrees...
March 12, 2018: Biology Open
David Z Cai, Ryan P Roach, John P Weaver, Gerald T McGillicuddy, Zachary M Mansell, Jonathan P Eskander, Mark S Eskander
This is a case report of a 48-year-old man with multiple transient ischemic attacks and a known hypoplastic right vertebral artery (VA) who presented after a syncopal event while turning his head to the left. The objective of this study is to demonstrate the necessity of proper diagnosis and management of cerebrovascular pathology including imaging and surgical intervention in patients with known anatomical anomalies. This study was conducted at Massachusetts, United States of America. Our patient's history was significant for a hypoplastic right VA and a stenotic segment of the right VA at the C3-C4 junction...
January 2018: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
A Duvignaud, A Fianu, A Bertolotti, J Jaubert, A Michault, P Poubeau, A Fred, M Méchain, B-A Gaüzère, F Favier, D Malvy, P Gérardin
Prolonged fatigue is increasingly reported among chikungunya virus (CHIKV)-infected populations. We investigated the relationships between CHIKV exposure, long-lasting rheumatic musculoskeletal pain (LRMSP) and chronic fatigue. 1094 participants (512 CHIKV seropositive and 582 seronegative) of the TELECHIK population-based cohort were analysed considering the duration of the manifestations throughout an average 2-year follow-up. Weighted prevalence rates and prevalence ratios for LRMSP, idiopathic chronic fatigue (ICF), and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)-like illness, both latter syndromes adapted from Centers for Disease Control (CDC)-1994/Fukuda criteria, were compared...
February 28, 2018: Epidemiology and Infection
Na Zhang, Yun-Juan Bao, Amy Hin-Yan Tong, Scott Zuyderduyn, Gary D Bader, J S Malik Peiris, Si Lok, Suki Man-Yan Lee
BACKGROUND: Avian influenza A H5N1 virus can cause lethal disease in humans. The virus can trigger severe pneumonia and lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome. Data from clinical, in vitro and in vivo suggest that virus-induced cytokine dysregulation could be a contributory factor to the pathogenesis of human H5N1 disease. However, the precise mechanism of H5N1 infection eliciting the unique host response are still not well understood. METHODS: To obtain a better understanding of the molecular events at the earliest time points, we used RNA-Seq to quantify and compare the host mRNA and miRNA transcriptomes induced by the highly pathogenic influenza A H5N1 (A/Vietnam/3212/04) or low virulent H1N1 (A/Hong Kong/54/98) viruses in human monocyte-derived macrophages at 1-, 3-, and 6-h post infection...
February 23, 2018: BMC Medical Genomics
Erika Guyot, Julia Baudry, Serge Hercberg, Pilar Galan, Emmanuelle Kesse-Guyot, Sandrine Péneau
The Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is a major public health burden. Dispositional mindfulness has recently been associated with eating disorders, being overweight, and could therefore be associated with the MetS. We aimed to examine in a cross-sectional design the relationship between mindfulness, the MetS, and its risk factors in a large sample of the adult general population and the influence of depressive symptomatology on this association. Adults participating in the NutriNet-Santé study who had completed the Five Facets Mindfulness Questionnaire and attended a clinical and biological examination were available for inclusion...
February 17, 2018: Nutrients
Christine Ahn, Deborah Negus, William Huang
Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) is a complex neutrophilic dermatosis that can occur as an idiopathic disease, in association with systemic conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, as part of an inherited inflammatory syndrome. It can be challenging to treat, as it occurs in a wide variety of clinical settings and there is a lack of a standardized treatment approach. The main limitations to treatment have been an incomplete understanding of the pathogenesis. However, recent advances have been made in understanding the pathogenesis of this condition, and PG is now considered an autoinflammatory disease process...
February 6, 2018: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
Paul D Taylor, Phillippa A Matthews, Imran Y Khan, Douglas Rees, Nozomi Itani, Lucilla Poston
Mother-child cohort studies have established that both pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and gestational weight gain (GWG) are independently associated with cardio-metabolic risk factors in juvenile and adult offspring, including systolic and diastolic blood pressure. In rodent studies maternal obesity confers many facets of the metabolic syndrome including a persistent sympathy-excitatory hyperresponsiveness and hypertension acquired in the early stages of development. Insight from these animal models raises the possibility that early life exposure to the nutritional and hormonal environment of obesity in pregnancy in humans may lead to early onset of metabolic syndrome and/or essential hypertension...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Emanuele Piraccini, Helen Byrne, Morena Calli, Giovanni Musetti, Daniele Bellantonio, Ruggero M Corso, Stefano Maitan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 17, 2018: Minerva Anestesiologica
Tom A Vale, Mkael Symmonds, Michael Polydefkis, Kelly Byrnes, Andrew S C Rice, Andreas C Themistocleous, David L H Bennett
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
Clare M Eglin, Hugh Montgomery, Michael J Tipton
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2018: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
Claudio Cortes, Alexandre Francou, Christopher De Bono, Robert G Kelly
The vertebrate heart tube forms from epithelial progenitor cells in the early embryo and subsequently elongates by progressive addition of second heart field (SHF) progenitor cells from adjacent splanchnic mesoderm. Failure to maximally elongate the heart results in a spectrum of morphological defects affecting the cardiac poles, including outflow tract alignment and atrioventricular septal defects, among the most common congenital birth anomalies. SHF cells constitute an atypical apicobasally polarized epithelium with dynamic basal filopodia, located in the dorsal wall of the pericardial cavity...
January 5, 2018: Circulation Research
T Renton
Chronic orofacial pain syndromes represent a diagnostic challenge for any practitioner. Patients are frequently misdiagnosed or attribute their pain to a prior event such as a dental procedure, ENT problem or facial trauma. Psychiatric symptoms of depression and anxiety are prevalent in this population and compound the diagnostic conundrum. Treatment is less effective than in other pain syndromes and thus often requires a multidisciplinary approach to address the many facets of these conditions.
December 15, 2017: British Dental Journal
Andrea Tognù, Lucia Aurini, Battista Borghi, Paul F White, Raffaele Borghi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 13, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
Tim Bastiaens, Dirk Smits, Marc De Hert, Erik Thys, Hendrik Bryon, Kim Sweers, Teresa Teugels, Joeri Van Looy, Tim Verwerft, Dominique Vanwalleghem, Ludi Van Bouwel, Laurence Claes
Recent studies have successfully investigated the validity of the DSM-5 Alternative Model for Personality Disorders. In a final sample of 174 psychiatric patients, the present study examined the relationship between the Personality Inventory for the DSM-5 (PID-5) and syndromal psychosis. Results showed that patients diagnosed with versus without a psychotic disorder significantly differed on all PID-5 domains except Antagonism. Discriminant function analysis indicated that lower Detachment, lower Negative Affect, lower Disinhibition, and higher Psychoticism best discriminated patients with a psychotic disorder from patients with other psychiatric conditions...
February 1, 2017: Assessment
N V Latysheva, E G Filatova, V V Osipova
Orofacial pain is a comprehensive and multi-faceted syndrome. After dental causes have been excluded, neurologists are challenged to diagnose the cause of pain. The paper gives a detailed review of one of the most common causes of facial pain - temporomandibular disorder (TMD). Current DC/TMD diagnostic criteria, patient examination protocols and a new perspective on TMD pathophysiology based on the recent neurological studies are presented. The article also discusses modern approaches to TMD management.
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Munnan Al-Najjim, Rohit Shah, Mahmoud Rahuma, Omar Abdul Gabbar
The lumbar facet joints have been implicated as one of the causes of low-back pain syndromes. About 15-40% of patients who presented with chronic low-back pain was attributed to lumbar facet joint pain. The purpose of this study was to analyse whether radiofrequency denervation is better than SHAM procedure in treating chronic low-back pain caused by lumbar zygapophysial joints pathology. From the four identified randomised control trials, there is conflicting evidence at an intermediate 3-6-month stage, however; one study demonstrates statistical significance of radiofrequency denervation at 3 months...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
Hannah Mathew, V Daniel Castracane, Christos Mantzoros
The understanding of adipose tissue role has evolved from that of a depot energy storage organ to a dynamic endocrine organ. While genetics, sexual phenotype and sex steroids can impact the mass and distribution of adipose tissue, there is a counter-influence of white adipocytes on reproduction. This primarily occurs via the secretion of adipokines, the most studied of which- leptin and adiponectin- are highlighted in this article. Leptin, the "satiety hormone" primarily acts on the hypothalamus via pro-opiomelanocortin (POMC), neuropeptide Y (NPY), and agouti-related peptide (AgRP) NPY neurons to translate acute changes in nutrition and energy expenditure, as well as chronic adipose accumulation into changes in appetite and potentially mediate insulin resistance via shared pathway and notably impacting reproductive health via influence on GnRH secreting neurons...
November 16, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Sujith Rajan, Surendra Puri, Durgesh Kumar, Madala Hari Babu, Kripa Shankar, Salil Varshney, Ankita Srivastava, Abhishek Gupta, M Sridhar Reddy, Anil N Gaikwad
Obesity and dyslipidemia is the two facet of metabolic syndrome, which needs further attention. Recent studies indicate triazole and indole derivatives have remarkable anti-obesity/antidyslipidemic activity. To harness the above-mentioned potential, a series of novel triazole clubbed indole derivatives were prepared using click chemistry and evaluated for anti-adipogenic activity. Based on the structure-activity relationship, essential functional groups which potentiate anti-adipogenic activity were identified...
October 16, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Michael M Safaee, Taemin Oh, Murat Pekmezci, Aaron J Clark
The transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) is used for the treatment of back and leg pain secondary to spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and spondylolisthesis. Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is associated with less estimated blood loss (EBL), decreased length of stay, lower infection rates, and similar outcomes compared to the traditional TLIF. Fluoroscopy time has been reported with MIS-TLIF, but there are limited data on specific radiation dosages. We performed a retrospective analysis of a prospectively acquired cohort of patients undergoing MIS-TLIF...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Miguel Medina, Zaven S Khachaturian, Martin Rossor, Jesús Avila, Angel Cedazo-Minguez
The global strategic goal of reducing health care cost, especially the prospects for massive increases due to expanding markets for health care services demanded by aging populations and/or people with a wide range of chronic disorders-disabilities, is a complex and formidable challenge with many facets. Current projections predict marked increases in the demand for health driven by both the exponential climb in the prevalence of chronic disabilities and the increases in the absolute numbers of people in need of some form of health care...
November 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions
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