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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882256/eeg-triggered-functional-electrical-stimulation-therapy-for-restoring-upper-limb-function-in-chronic-stroke-with-severe-hemiplegia
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Cesar Marquez-Chin, Aaron Marquis, Milos R Popovic
We report the therapeutic effects of integrating brain-computer interfacing technology and functional electrical stimulation therapy to restore upper limb reaching movements in a 64-year-old man with severe left hemiplegia following a hemorrhagic stroke he sustained six years prior to this study. He completed 40 90-minute sessions of functional electrical stimulation therapy using a custom-made neuroprosthesis that facilitated 5 different reaching movements. During each session, the participant attempted to reach with his paralyzed arm repeatedly...
2016: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861314/effect-of-the-direct-oral-anticoagulants-rivaroxaban-and-apixaban-on-the-disposition-of-calcineurin-inhibitors-in-transplant-recipients
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Thomas Vanhove, Isabel Spriet, Pieter Annaert, Johan Maertens, Johan Van Cleemput, Robin Vos, Dirk Kuypers
BACKGROUND: Calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) and direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) share certain metabolic pathways, but whether DOACs influence CNI exposure has not been assessed. METHODS: A single-center retrospective analysis was performed including 39 organ recipients treated with the combination of a CNI and rivaroxaban (n = 29) or apixaban (n = 10). Dose-corrected CNI trough concentrations (C0/D) during 200 days before and after DOAC initiation were recorded (n = 261), together with covariates known to influence CNI disposition such as steroid dose and hematocrit...
November 17, 2016: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857631/comparison-between-the-effects-of-passive-and-active-soft-tissue-therapies-on-latent-trigger-points-of-upper-trapezius-muscle-in-women-single-blind-randomized-clinical-trial
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Marzieh Mohammadi Kojidi, Farshad Okhovatian, Abbas Rahimi, Alireza Akbaezade Baghban, Hadi Azimi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of passive versus active soft tissue therapies on pain and ranges of motion in women with latent myofascial trigger points. METHODS: Forty-two female patients, aged 18 to 64 years, with a history of neck pain and latent myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle were randomly assigned to 3 groups: group A received passive soft tissue therapy, group B received active soft tissue therapy, and a control group C received a sham procedure...
December 2016: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848124/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-and-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-associated-with-intracranial-hypotension
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Katharina Feil, Robert Forbrig, Franziska S Thaler, Julian Conrad, Suzette Heck, Franziska Dorn, Hans-Walter Pfister, Andreas Straube
BACKGROUND: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) and posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) are both rare disorders. The pathophysiology of both diseases is not yet fully understood. METHODS: We report the unique case of a 19-year-old comatose woman who was brought to the ER after a series of generalized tonic-clonic seizures 6 days post peridural anesthesia for cesarean section. Vital signs and initial laboratory testing including urine analysis and drug screening were unremarkable...
November 15, 2016: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834959/k-ras-oncogene-mutation-in-pterygium
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B T Ozturk, M S Yıldırım, A Zamani, B Bozkurt
PurposePterygium is claimed to be a benign proliferation triggered by prolonged exposure to ultraviolet radiation. The frequency of K-ras oncogene mutation, which is among the initial mutations in tumorigenesis, is evaluated in this study.Patients and methodsIn this prospective randomized clinical, trial pterygium tissues and normal conjunctiva tissue specimens are obtained from the superotemporal quadrant of patients who underwent primary pterygium excision with autograft transplantation. DNA extraction from tissues was performed using the QIAamp DNA FFPE tissue kit...
November 11, 2016: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816051/molecular-features-of-the-cytotoxicity-of-an-nhe-inhibitor-evidence-of-mitochondrial-alterations-ros-overproduction-and-dna-damage
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Francesca Aredia, Sebastian Czaplinski, Simone Fulda, A Ivana Scovassi
BACKGROUND: NH exchangers (NHEs) play a crucial role in regulating intra/extracellular pH, which is altered in cancer cells, and are therefore suitable targets to alter cancer cell metabolism in order to inhibit cell survival and proliferation. Among NHE inhibitors, amiloride family members are commonly used in clinical practice as diuretics; we focused on the amiloride HMA, reporting a net cytotoxic effect on a panel of human cancer cell lines; now we aim to provide new insights into the molecular events leading to cell death by HMA...
November 5, 2016: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814857/the-influence-of-positional-release-therapy-on-the-myofascial-trigger-points-of-the-upper-trapezius-muscle-in-computer-users
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M Mohammadi Kojidi, F Okhovatian, A Rahimi, A A Baghban, H Azimi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effect of Positional Release Therapy (PRT) in computer users via latent trigger points (LTrPs) of the upper trapezius muscle. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight women with the upper trapezius MTrPs participated in this study. Subjects were randomly classified into two groups (14 in each group): the subjects in the Group 1 received PRT in shortened position while those in the group 2 received sham control in the neutral position of the upper trapezius muscle...
October 2016: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814595/particulate-beta-glucan-induces-early-and-late-phagosomal-maturation-in-murine-macrophages
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Nida Fatima, Tarun Upadhyay, Deepak Sharma, Rolee Sharma
Beta-glucans are carbohydrates (glucose polymers) found in the cell walls of fungi, yeast, algae, lichens, and plants such as oats and barley. Beta-glucans bind to glucan receptor on phagocytic cells and modify these cells to become "immunologically active" by generating a variety of innate immune responses. Particulate beta-glucan has been specifically shown to engage dectin-1 receptor, which leads to the recruitment and activation of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase-2 (NOX-2) and release of antimicrobial reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
January 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Elite Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805786/neurotensin-conjugated-reduced-graphene-oxide-with-multi-stage-near-infrared-triggered-synergic-targeted-neuron-gene-transfection-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-for-neurodegenerative-disease-therapy
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Tsung-Ying Hsieh, Wei-Chen Huang, Yi-Da Kang, Chao-Yi Chu, Wen-Lin Liao, You-Yin Chen, San-Yuan Chen
Delivery efficiency with gene transfection is a pivotal point in achieving maximized therapeutic efficacy and has been an important challenge with central nervous system (CNS) diseases. In this study, neurotensin (NT, a neuro-specific peptide)-conjugated polyethylenimine (PEI)-modified reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanoparticles with precisely controlled two-stage near-infrared (NIR)-laser photothermal treatment to enhance the ability to target neurons and achieve high gene transfection in neurons. First-stage NIR laser irradiation on the cells with nanoparticles attached on the surface can increase the permeability of the cell membrane, resulting in an apparent increase in cellular uptake compared to untreated cells...
November 2, 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795535/transfusion-medicine-in-practice
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Shigeyoshi Makino
The safety and stability of the supply of blood products must be ensured for appropriate blood transfusion therapy. Various security measures need to be taken and a balanced blood donation system should be maintained by the Japanese Red Cross Society. Based on such a system, each institute needs to establish a proper management protocol and to assure adequate use of blood products, as well as creating measures to deal with adverse events associated with blood transfusion. The system for preventing transfusion errors is particularly essential...
2016: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27773933/targeting-transcription-coupled-nucleotide-excision-repair-overcomes-resistance-in-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia
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G Lohmann, E Vasyutina, J Bloehdorn, N Reinart, J I Schneider, V Babu, G Knittel, G Crispatzu, P Mayer, C Prinz, J K Muenzner, B Biersack, D G Efremov, L Chessa, C D Herling, S Stilgenbauer, M Hallek, R Schobert, H C Reinhardt, B Schumacher, M Herling
Treatment resistance becomes a challenge at some point in the course of most patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). This applies to fludarabine-based regimens, and is also an increasing concern in the era of more targeted therapies. As cells with low-replicative activity rely on repair that triggers checkpoint-independent noncanonical pathways, we reasoned that targeting the nucleotide excision repair (NER) reaction addresses a vulnerability of CLL and might even synergize with fludarabine, which blocks the NER gap-filling step...
December 2, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757280/the-effectiveness-of-dry-needling-and-stretching-vs-stretching-alone-on-hamstring-flexibility-in-patients-with-knee-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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John S Mason, Michael Crowell, Jeffery Dolbeer, Jamie Morris, Aspen Terry, Shane Koppenhaver, Donald Lee Goss
BACKGROUND: Recently, dry needling has emerged as a popular treatment for muscular pain and impairments. While there are numerous studies detailing the benefits of dry needling for pain, few studies exist examining the effects on soft tissue mobility. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine if the addition of hamstring dry needling to a standard stretching program results in greater improvements in hamstring flexibility compared to sham dry needling and stretching in subjects with atraumatic knee pain...
October 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752210/a-comparative-study-of-trigger-point-therapy-with-local-anaesthetic-0-5%C3%A2-bupivacaine-versus-combined-trigger-point-injection-therapy-and-levosulpiride-in-the-management-of-myofascial-pain-syndrome-in-the-orofacial-region
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Pranav Gupta, Virendra Singh, Sujata Sethi, Arun Kumar
AIM: To compare the efficacy of combined local anesthetic injection with 0.5 % bupivacaine and levosulpiride versus local anesthetic injection alone on outcome measures including levels of pain intensity and depression in the management of myofascial pain syndrome in orofacial region. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective, randomized, controlled and open-label comparative clinical study. Seventy-four patients diagnosed to have myofascial pain syndrome and fulfilling the inclusion criteria were enrolled for the study...
September 2016: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27733873/dental-occlusion-and-ophthalmology-a-literature-review
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Nicola Marchili, Eleonora Ortu, Davide Pietropaoli, Ruggero Cattaneo, Annalisa Monaco
Stomatognathic system is strictly correlated to other anatomical regions; many studies investigated relationship between temporomandibular joint and posture, several articles describe cranio-facial pain from dental causes, such as trigger points. Until now less interest has been given to connections between dental occlusion and ophthalmology, even if they are important and involving. Clinical experience in dental practice claims that mandibular latero-deviation is connected both to eye dominance and to defects of ocular convergence...
2016: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721408/cytoplasmic-gper-translocation-in-cancer-associated-fibroblasts-mediates-camp-pka-creb-glycolytic-axis-to-confer-tumor-cells-with-multidrug-resistance
#15
T Yu, G Yang, Y Hou, X Tang, C Wu, X-A Wu, L Guo, Q Zhu, H Luo, Y-E Du, S Wen, L Xu, J Yin, G Tu, M Liu
Multiple drug resistance is a challenging issue in the clinic. There is growing evidence that the G-protein-coupled estrogen receptor (GPER) is a novel mediator in the development of multidrug resistance in both estrogen receptor (ER)-positive and -negative breast cancers, and that cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) in the tumor microenvironment may be a new agent that promotes drug resistance in tumor cells. However, the role of cytoplasmic GPER of CAFs on tumor therapy remains unclear. Here we first show that the breast tumor cell-activated PI3K/AKT (phosphoinositide 3-kinase/AKT) signaling pathway induces the cytoplasmic GPER translocation of CAFs in a CRM1-dependent pattern, and leads to the activation of a novel estrogen/GPER/cAMP/PKA/CREB signaling axis that triggers the aerobic glycolysis switch in CAFs...
October 10, 2016: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720377/predictive-value-of-serum-bradykinin-and-desarg-9-bradykinin-levels-for-chemotherapeutic-responses-in-active-tuberculosis-patients-a-retrospective-case-series
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Xu Qian, Duc T M Nguyen, Yaojun Li, Jianxin Lyu, Edward A Graviss, Tony Y Hu
BACKGROUND: There is an urgent need for methods that can rapidly and accurately assess therapeutic responses in patients with active tuberculosis (TB) in order to predict treatment outcomes. Exposure to bacterial pathogens can rapidly activate the plasma contact system, triggering the release of bradykinin (BK) and its metabolite desArg(9)-bradykinin (DABK) to induce inflammation and innate immune responses. We hypothesized that serum BK and DABK levels might act as sensitive immune response signatures for changes in Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) burden, and therefore examined how serum levels of these markers corresponded with anti-TB therapy in a small cohort of active TB cases...
September 28, 2016: Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27683642/dry-needling-in-patients-with-chronic-heel-pain-due-to-plantar-fasciitis-a-single-blinded-randomized-clinical-trial
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Bina Eftekharsadat, Arash Babaei-Ghazani, Vahideh Zeinolabedinzadeh
BACKGROUND: This study examined the effects of dry needling on chronic heel pain due to plantar fasciitis. METHODS: During this single-blinded clinical trial, 20 eligible patients were randomized into two groups: A case group treated with dry needling and a control group. Patients' plantar pain severity, (using modified visual analog scale [VAS] scoring system), range of motion of ankle joint in dorsiflexion [ROMDF] and plantar extension[ROMPE] and foot function index (using standard questionnaires of SEM5 and MDC7) were assessed at baseline, four weeks after intervention and four weeks after withdrawing treatment...
2016: Medical Journal of the Islamic Republic of Iran
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670864/short-term-effects-of-traditional-thai-massage-on-electromyogram-muscle-tension-and-pain-among-patients-with-upper-back-pain-associated-with-myofascial-trigger-points
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Vitsarut Buttagat, Thitipong Narktro, Kamonporn Onsrira, Chaithawat Pobsamai
OBJECTIVE: To investigate effects of traditional Thai massage (TTM) on electromyographic (EMG) activity, muscle tension and pain intensity in patients with upper back pain associated with myofascial trigger points (MTrPs). DESIGN: A single-blind, randomized clinical trial. SETTING: The Department of Physical Therapy, School of Health Science, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand. INTERVENTION: Fifty patients were randomly assigned to receive a 30-min session of either TTM or control (sham microwave diathermy)...
October 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27669130/comparison-of-two-angles-of-approach-for-trigger-point-dry-needling-of-the-lumbar-multifidus-in-human-donors-cadavers
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Mary C Hannah, Janet Cope, Alec Palermo, Walker Smith, Valerie Wacker
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive comparison study. OBJECTIVE: To assess the accuracy of two needle angle approaches for dry needling of the lumbar multifidus. BACKGROUND: Low back pain is a leading cause of disability around the world; the lumbar multifidus plays a vital role in low back health. Manual therapy such as dry needling can improve pain mediation and motor control activation of the lumbar multifidus. Clinicians practicing dry needling at the lumbar multifidus typically use an inferomedial approach considered non-controversial...
December 2016: Manual Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27652228/psychosexual-therapy-for-delayed-ejaculation-based-on-the-sexual-tipping-point-model
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REVIEW
Michael A Perelman
The Sexual Tipping Point(®) (STP) model is an integrated approach to the etiology, diagnosis and treatment of men with delayed ejaculation (DE), including all subtypes manifesting ejaculatory delay or absence [registered trademark owned by the MAP Educational Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity]. A single pathogenetic pathway does not exist for sexual disorders generally and that is also true for DE specifically. Men with DE have various bio-psychosocial-behavioral & cultural predisposing, precipitating, maintaining, and contextual factors which trigger, reinforce, or worsen the probability of DE occurring...
August 2016: Translational Andrology and Urology
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