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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919488/clinical-assessment-of-gait-in-individuals-with-multiple-sclerosis-using-wearable-inertial-sensors-comparison-with-patient-based-measure
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Massimiliano Pau, Silvia Caggiari, Alessandro Mura, Federica Corona, Bruno Leban, Giancarlo Coghe, Lorena Lorefice, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Eleonora Cocco
BACKGROUND: This study aims to verify the feasibility of use of wearable accelerometers in an ambulatory environment to assess spatiotemporal parameters of gait in people with Multiple Sclerosis (pwMS), as well as the correlation of objective data with patient-reported outcomes. METHODS: One hundred and five pwMS (Expanded Disability Status Scale, EDSS in the range 0-6.5) classified in three sub-groups (EDSS 0-1.5, EDSS 2-4, EDSS 4.5-6.5) and 47 healthy controls (HC) participated in the study...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919485/the-required-coefficient-of-friction-for-evaluating-gait-alterations-in-people-with-multiple-sclerosis-during-gait
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Ilaria Pacifici, Manuela Galli, Ana Francisca Rozin Kleiner, Federica Corona, Giancarlo Coghe, Elisabetta Marongiu, Andrea Loi, Antonio Crisafulli, Eleonora Cocco, Maria Giovanna Marrosu, Massimiliano Pau
BACKGROUND: Required Coefficient of Friction (RCOF) is one of the most critical gait parameters associated to the occurrence of slipping in individuals affected by neurological disorders characterized by balance impairments. This study aims to calculate RCOF in people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) on the basis of three-dimensional Gait Analysis (GA) data. METHODS: This study enrolls 22 people with MS (pwMS) who were characterized by an Expanded Disability Status Score in the range 1...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915036/a-rapid-assay-for-detection-of-rose-rosette-virus-using-reverse-transcription-recombinase-polymerase-amplification-using-multiple-gene-targets
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Binoy Babu, Brian K Washburn, Steven H Miller, Kristina Poduch, Tulin Sarigul, Gary W Knox, Francisco M Ochoa-Corona, Mathews L Paret
Rose rosette disease caused by Rose rosette virus (RRV; genus Emaravirus) is the most economically relevant disease of Knock Out(®) series roses in the U.S. As there are no effective chemical control options for the disease, the most critical disease management strategies include the use of virus free clean plants for propagation and early detection and destruction of infected plants. The current diagnostic techniques for RRV including end-point reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and real-time PCR (RT-qPCR) are highly sensitive, but limited to diagnostic labs with the equipment and expertise; and is time consuming...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Virological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914917/the-role-of-dual-phase-cone-beam-ct-in-predicting-short-term-response-after-transarterial-chemoembolization-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Kerstin Müller, Sanjit Datta, Sonja Gehrisch, Moiz Ahmad, Mohammed Ahmed Abdelrazek Mohammed, Jarrett Rosenberg, Gloria L Hwang, John D Louie, Daniel Y Sze, Nishita Kothary
PURPOSE: To identify computational and qualitative features derived from dual-phase cone-beam CT that predict short-term response in patients undergoing transarterial chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 43 patients with 59 HCCs. Six features were extracted, including intensity of tumor enhancement on both phases and characteristics of the corona on the washout phase. Short-term response was evaluated by modified Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumors on follow-up imaging, and extracted features were correlated to response using univariate and multivariate analyses...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911007/assessment-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa
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José C Pascual, Iris González, Diego Corona, Patricia Hispán, José M Ramos, José Sánchez-Paya, Gregor B Jemec
BACKGROUND: Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) have an increased prevalence of traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to investigate the association between subclinical atherosclerosis, detected by carotid ultrasound, and HS. METHODS: A prospective observation and analytical study assessing subclinical atherosclerosis using carotid ultrasound in patients with HS. RESULTS: A total of 62 HS-patients and 62 matched-controls were studied...
December 2, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910307/calibration-of-excitation-function-measurement-based-on-corona-cage-test-results
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Lei Lan, Xiaoyue Chen, Xishan Wen, Wei Li, Guozhou Xiao
Corona cage approaches are crucial for research on the corona characteristics of conductors. Calibration is an indispensable task for determining excitation functions, which are used to predict corona performance of long transmission lines through extrapolation from measurements of short lines in corona cages. In this paper, the amplification factor G is calculated through a frequently adopted method, propagation analysis of high-frequency corona current along a short line. Another convenient calibration method, based on distributed parameter equivalent circuits, is established...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907080/development-of-an-automated-mri-based-diagnostic-protocol-for-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-using-disease-specific-pathognomonic-features-a-quantitative-disease-state-classification-study
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Christina Schuster, Orla Hardiman, Peter Bede
BACKGROUND: Despite significant advances in quantitative neuroimaging, the diagnosis of ALS remains clinical and MRI-based biomarkers are not currently used to aid the diagnosis. The objective of this study is to develop a robust, disease-specific, multimodal classification protocol and validate its diagnostic accuracy in independent, early-stage and follow-up data sets. METHODS: 147 participants (81 ALS patients and 66 healthy controls) were divided into a training sample and a validation sample...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901139/the-structure-and-volume-phase-transition-behavior-of-poly-n-vinylcaprolactam-based-hybrid-microgels-containing-carbon-nanodots
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Wenhui Sun, Peiyi Wu
In this paper, we investigated the internal structure and the volume phase transition (VPT) behavior of poly(N-vinylcaprolactam-co-vinylimidazole)/polymerizable carbon nanodot (P(VCL-co-VIM)/PCND) microgels with different amounts of PCNDs. Our study shows that compared to the pure P(VCL-co-VIM) microgel, the hybrid microgels undergo a two-step VPT as the temperature increases and a core-shell(-corona) structure of the hybrid microgels is formed by copolymerization with PCNDs. A change in the amount of PCNDs has effects on both of the volume phase transition temperature and internal structure of microgels...
November 30, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895780/curcumin-potentiates-the-effect-of-chemotherapy-against-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells-via-downregulation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Helia Judith Pimentel-Gutiérrez, Lucina Bobadilla-Morales, César Cenobio Barba-Barba, Citlalli Ortega-De-La-Torre, Fernando Antonio Sánchez-Zubieta, Jorge Román Corona-Rivera, Betsy Annel González-Quezada, Juan S Armendáriz-Borunda, Rocío Silva-Cruz, Alfredo Corona-Rivera
Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) accounts for 30% of all pediatric cancers. Currently available treatments exhibit toxicity and certain patients may develop resistance. Thus, less toxic and chemoresistance-reversal agents are required. In the present study, the potential effect of curcumin, a component of Curcuma longa, as a pharmacological co-adjuvant of several chemotherapeutic agents against ALL, including prednisone, 6-mercaptopurine, dexamethasone, cyclophosphamide, l-asparaginase, vincristine, daunorubicin, doxorubicin, methotrexate and cytarabine, was investigated in the REH ALL cell line cultures treated in combination with chemotherapeutic agents and curcumin...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895592/effects-of-six-months-training-on-physical-capacity-and-metaboreflex-activity-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Sara Magnani, Sergio Olla, Massimiliano Pau, Girolamo Palazzolo, Filippo Tocco, Azzurra Doneddu, Maura Marcelli, Andrea Loi, Federica Corona, Francesco Corona, Giancarlo Coghe, Maria G Marrosu, Alberto Concu, Eleonora Cocco, Elisabetta Marongiu, Antonio Crisafulli
Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) have an increased systemic vascular resistance (SVR) response during the metaboreflex. It has been hypothesized that this is the consequence of a sedentary lifestyle secondary to MS. The purpose of this study was to discover whether a 6-month training program could reverse this hemodynamic dysregulation. Patients were randomly assigned to one of the following two groups: the intervention group (MSIT, n = 11), who followed an adapted training program; and the control group (MSCTL, n = 10), who continued with their sedentary lifestyle...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895577/fus1-ko-mouse-as-a-model-of-oxidative-stress-mediated-sporadic-alzheimer-s-disease-circadian-disruption-and-long-term-spatial-and-olfactory-memory-impairments
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Guillermo Coronas-Samano, Keeley L Baker, Winston J T Tan, Alla V Ivanova, Justus V Verhagen
Insufficient advances in the development of effective therapeutic treatments of sporadic Alzheimer's Disease (sAD) to date are largely due to the lack of sAD-relevant animal models. While the vast majority of models do recapitulate AD's hallmarks of plaques and tangles by virtue of tau and/or beta amyloid overexpression, these models do not reflect the fact that in sAD (unlike familial AD) these genes are not risk factors per se and that other mechanisms like oxidative stress, metabolic dysregulation and inflammation play key roles in AD etiology...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888799/new-bipyridine-gold-iii-dithiocarbamate-containing-complexes-exerted-a-potent-anticancer-activity-against-cisplatin-resistant-cancer-cells-independent-of-p53-status
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Muhammad Altaf, Muhammad Monim-Ul-Mehboob, Abdel-Nasser Kawde, Giuseppe Corona, Roberto Larcher, Marcia Ogasawara, Naike Casagrande, Marta Celegato, Cinzia Borghese, Zahid H Siddik, Donatella Aldinucci, Anvarhusein A Isab
We synthesized, characterized and tested in a panel of cancer cell lines, nine new bipyridine gold(III) dithiocarbamate-containing complexes. In vitro studies demonstrated that compounds 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8 were the most cytotoxic in prostate, breast, ovarian cancer cell lines and in Hodgkin lymphoma cells with IC50 values lower than the reference drug cisplatin. The most active compound 1 was more active than cisplatin in ovarian (A2780cis and 2780CP-16) and breast cancer cisplatin-resistant cells. Compound 1 determined an alteration of the cellular redox homeostasis leading to increased ROS levels, a decrease in the mitochondrial membrane potential, cytochrome-c release from the mitochondria and activation of caspases 9 and 3...
November 18, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887958/bottom-up-synthesis-of-carbon-nanoparticles-with-higher-doxorubicin-efficacy
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Samer Bayda, Mohamad Hadla, Stefano Palazzolo, Vinit Kumar, Isabella Caligiuri, Emmanuele Ambrosi, Enrico Pontoglio, Marco Agostini, Tiziano Tuccinardi, Alvise Benedetti, Pietro Riello, Vincenzo Canzonieri, Giuseppe Corona, Giuseppe Toffoli, Flavio Rizzolio
Nanomedicine requires intelligent and non-toxic nanomaterials for real clinical applications. Carbon materials possess interesting properties but with some limitations due to toxic effects. Interest in carbon nanoparticles (CNPs) is increasing because they are considered green materials with tunable optical properties, overcoming the problem of toxicity associated with quantum dots or nanocrystals, and can be utilized as smart drug delivery systems. Using black tea as a raw material, we synthesized CNPs with a narrow size distribution, tunable optical properties covering visible to deep red absorption, non-toxicity and easy synthesis for large-scale production...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885867/protein-corona-modulation-of-hepatocyte-uptake-and-molecular-mechanisms-of-gold-nanoparticle-toxicity
#14
Kyoungju Choi, Jim E Riviere, Nancy A Monteiro-Riviere
Protein corona formation over gold nanoparticles (AuNP) can modulate cellular responses by altering AuNP physicochemical properties. The liver plays an essential role in metabolism, detoxification and elimination of xenobiotics and drugs as well as circulating NP clearance. We investigated human hepatic uptake of 40 and 80nm AuNP with branched polyethylenimine (BPEI), lipoic acid (LA) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) coatings as well as human plasma protein (HP) and human serum albumin (HSA) coronas. AuNP-mediated cytotoxicity, reactive oxygen/reactive nitrogen species (ROS/RNS), and CYP activity in human hepatocytes as well as molecular mechanisms with 40nm bare and HP BPEI-AuNP were investigated...
November 25, 2016: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882809/mechanisms-of-cell-uptake-inflammatory-potential-and-protein-corona-effects-with-gold-nanoparticles
#15
Yang Li, Nancy A Monteiro-Riviere
AIM: To assess inflammation, cellular uptake and endocytic mechanisms of gold nanoparticles (AuNP) in human epidermal keratinocytes with and without a protein corona. MATERIALS & METHODS: Human epidermal keratinocytes were exposed to 40 and 80 nm AuNP with lipoic acid, polyethylene glycol (PEG) and branched polyethyleneimine (BPEI) coatings with and without a protein corona up to 48 h. Inhibitors were selected to characterize endocytosis. RESULTS & CONCLUSION: BPEI-AuNP showed the greatest uptake, while PEG-AuNP had the least...
November 24, 2016: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874174/compound-heterozygous-mutations-in-the-ift140-gene-cause-opitz-trigonocephaly-c-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-typical-features-of-a-ciliopathy
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Christian Peña-Padilla, Christian R Marshall, Susan Walker, Stephen W Scherer, Gerónimo Tavares-Macías, Gladys Razo-Jiménez, Lucina Bobadilla-Morales, Elizabeth Acosta-Fernández, Alfredo Corona-Rivera, Roberto Mendoza-Londono, Jorge Román Corona-Rivera
We report on an infant with Opitz trigonocephaly C syndrome (OTCS), who also had manifestations of ciliopathy, including short ribs (non-asphyxiating), trident acetabular roofs, postaxial polydactyly cone-shaped epiphyses, and dysplasia of the renal, hepatic and pancreatic tissues. To investigate the molecular cause, we used an exome sequencing strategy followed by Sanger sequencing. Two rare variants, both predicted to result in loss of functional protein, were identified in the IFT140 gene; a substitution at the splice donor site of exon 24 (c...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874129/binding-of-human-serum-albumin-to-pegylated-liposomes-insights-into-binding-numbers-and-dynamics-by-fluorescence-correlation-spectroscopy
#17
Kasper Kristensen, Andrew J Urquhart, Esben Thormann, Thomas L Andresen
Liposomes for medical applications are often administered by intravenous injection. Once in the bloodstream, the liposomes are covered with a "protein corona", which impacts the behavior and eventual fate of the liposomes. Currently, many aspects of the liposomal protein corona are not well understood. For example, there is generally a lack of knowledge about the liposome binding affinities and dynamics of common types of blood plasma proteins. Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) is a powerful experimental technique that potentially can provide such knowledge...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871002/coating-nanoparticles-with-tunable-surfactants-facilitates-control-over-the-protein-corona
#18
J Müller, K N Bauer, D Prozeller, J Simon, V Mailänder, F R Wurm, S Winzen, K Landfester
Nanoparticles with long blood circulation time are a prerequisite for targeted drug delivery. To make the nanoparticles invisible for phagocytizing cells, functional moieties on the particle surface are believed to be necessary to attract specific so-called 'stealth' proteins forming a protein 'corona'. Currently, covalent attachment of those moieties represents the only way to achieve that attraction. However, that approach requires a high synthetic effort and is difficult to control. Therefore, we present the coating of model nanoparticles with biodegradable polymeric surfactants as an alternative method...
November 15, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870608/fine-particle-migration-and-collection-in-a-wet-electrostatic-precipitator
#19
Zhengda Yang, Chenghang Zheng, Qianyun Chang, Yi Wan, Yi Wang, Xiang Gao, Kefa Cen
Implications This work tends to study the particle migration and collection under spraying condition. The performance of a wet ESP is evaluated in terms of the corona discharge characteristics, total particle removal efficiency and fractional particle removal efficiency. The effects of water droplets on particle removal, especially on particle removal with different sizes is investigated. The optimization work was done to determine appropriate water consumption, discharge electrode type and specific collection area, which can provide a basis for wet ESP design and application...
November 21, 2016: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868274/apci-as-an-innovative-ionization-mode-compared-to-ei-and-ci-for-the-analysis-of-a-large-range-of-organophosphate-esters-using-gc-ms-ms
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Wafaa Halloum, Ronan Cariou, Gaud Dervilly-Pinel, Farouk Jaber, Bruno Le Bizec
Organophosphate esters (OPEs) are chemical compounds incorporated into materials as flame-proof and/or plasticizing agents. In this work, 13 non-halogenated and 5 halogenated OPEs were studied. Their mass spectra were interpreted and compared in terms of fragmentation patterns and dominant ions via various ionization techniques (electron ionization (EI) and chemical ionization (CI) under vacuum and corona discharge atmospheric pressure chemical ionization (APCI)) on gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry (GC-MS)...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
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