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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646884/the-increased-concentration-of-macrophage-migration-inhibitory-factor-in-serum-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-of-patients-with-tick-borne-encephalitis
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Sambor Grygorczuk, Miłosz Parczewski, Renata Świerzbińska, Piotr Czupryna, Anna Moniuszko, Justyna Dunaj, Maciej Kondrusik, Sławomir Pancewicz
BACKGROUND: Host factors determining the clinical presentation of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) are not fully elucidated. The peripheral inflammatory response to TBE virus is hypothesized to facilitate its entry into central nervous system by disrupting the blood-brain barrier with the involvement of a signaling route including Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) and pro-inflammatory cytokines macrophage migration inhibitory factor (MIF), tumor necrosis factor-α (TNFα), and interleukin-1 beta (IL-1β)...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646795/offsetting-the-impact-of-smoking-and-e-cigarette-vaping-on-the-cerebrovascular-system-and-stroke-injury-is-metformin-a-viable-countermeasure
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Mohammad A Kaisar, Heidi Villalba, Shikha Prasad, Taylor Liles, Ali Ehsan Sifat, Ravi K Sajja, Thomas J Abbruscato, Luca Cucullo
Recently published in vitro and in vivo findings strongly suggest that BBB impairment and increased risk for stroke by tobacco smoke (TS) closely resemble that of type-2 diabetes (2DM) and develop largely in response to common key modulators such oxidative stress (OS), inflammation and alterations of the endogenous antioxidative response system (ARE) regulated by the nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor (Nrf2). Preclinical studies have also shown that nicotine (the principal e-liquid's ingredient used in e-cigarettes) can also cause OS, exacerbation of cerebral ischemia and secondary brain injury...
June 17, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646647/successful-maintenance-of-key-physiological-parameters-in-preterm-lambs-treated-with-ex%C3%A2-vivo-uterine-environment-therapy-for-a-period-of-1-week
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Haruo Usuda, Shimpei Watanabe, Yuichiro Miura, Masatoshi Saito, Gabrielle C Musk, Judith Rittenschober-Böhm, Hideyuki Ikeda, Shinichi Sato, Takushi Hanita, Tadashi Matsuda, Alan H Jobe, John P Newnham, Sarah J Stock, Matthew W Kemp
BACKGROUND: Extremely preterm infants born at the border of viability (22-24 weeks' gestation) have high rates of death and lasting disability. Ex vivo uterine environment therapy is an experimental neonatal intensive care strategy that provides gas exchange using parallel membranous oxygenators connected to the umbilical vessels, sparing the extremely preterm cardiopulmonary system from ventilation-derived injury. OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to refine our ex vivo uterine environment therapy platform to eliminate fetal infection and inflammation, while simultaneously extending the duration of hemodynamically stable ex vivo uterine environment therapy to 1 week...
June 20, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645880/biomarkers-of-airway-and-systemic-inflammation-in-obese-asthmatic-paediatric-patients
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H T Nacaroglu, O B Gayret, M Erol, O Buke, O Zengi, M Tasdemir, Z Tasdemir, O Yigit
BACKGROUND: It is thought that airway inflammation is more common in obese asthmatic patients because inflammation is harder to control and does not respond well to glucocorticoid treatment. OBJECTIVE: This study's aim was to investigate the effect of obesity on airway and systemic inflammation in children with asthma and to identify the biomarkers that play a role in this inflammation. METHODS: The study included patients aged 6-16 years who were diagnosed with asthma in the paediatric allergy outpatient clinic of Bagcilar Training and Research Hospital in Turkey...
June 20, 2017: Allergologia et Immunopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645720/direct-circulating-tumor-dna-detection-from-unpurified-plasma-using-a-digital-pcr-platform
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David Sefrioui, Ludivine Beaussire, Anne Perdrix, Florian Clatot, Pierre Michel, Thierry Frebourg, Frédéric Di Fiore, Nasrin Sarafan-Vasseur
BACKGROUND: In standard pre-analytical conditions, an isolation step is required for circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) analysis. The need for this step remains unclear with the development of ultrasensitive detection technologies such as digital PCR (dPCR). The aim of our study was to evaluate the ctDNA detection by dPCR platform either directly from plasma (plasma group, PG) or after an isolation step (isolation group, IG). METHODS: We included 17 patients corresponding to a selection of 43 blood samples in metastatic colorectal cancer patients...
June 20, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645674/does-spinal-deformity-correction-of-non-dystrophic-scoliosis-in-neurofibromatosis-type-1-with-one-stage-posterior-pedicle-screw-technique-produce-outcomes-similar-to-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Qiunan Lyu, Chunguang Zhou, Yueming Song, Limin Liu, Lei Wang, Zhongjie Zhou
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Efficacy of one-stage posterior pedicle screw instrument used in the treatment of non-dystrophic scoliosis in neurofibromatosis type-1(NF-1) is unknown. And there is no study that has directly compared the results of spinal deformity correction between non-dystrophic scoliosis in NF-1 and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). PURPOSE: To study the efficacy of one-stage posterior pedicle screw instrument used in the treatment of non-dystrophic scoliosis in NF-1 and compare non-dystrophic scoliosis in NF-1 with matched AIS to illustrate the differences...
June 20, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645642/ngs-and-blood-group-systems-state-of-the-art-and-perspectives
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Y Fichou, C Férec
Molecular analysis, or genotyping, of genes involved in the expression of blood group antigens has been a standard strategy used in immunohaematology laboratories routinely. For the past ten years, next-generation sequencing (NGS), or second-generation sequencing, has become the reference method in genetics. Extensive study of distinct targets, large genomic regions, and even whole genome is henceforth possible by this approach at minimal cost. Blood group genotyping has thus taken advantage of this technological advent...
June 20, 2017: Transfusion Clinique et Biologique: Journal de la Société Française de Transfusion Sanguine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645052/cardiorespiratory-responses-of-air-filtration-a-randomized-crossover-intervention-trial-in-seniors-living-in-beijing-beijing-indoor-air-purifier-study-biapsy
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Danqing Shao, Yipeng Du, Shuo Liu, Bert Brunekreef, Kees Meliefste, Qian Zhao, Jie Chen, Xiaoming Song, Meng Wang, Juan Wang, Hongbing Xu, Rongshan Wu, Tong Wang, Baihuan Feng, Candice Shih-Chun Lung, Xian Wang, Bei He, Wei Huang
In this Beijing Indoor Air Purifier StudY (BIAPSY), we conducted a randomized crossover intervention trial in a panel of 35 non-smoking senior participants with free-living, with and without chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Portable air filtration units were randomly allocated to active-(filter in) for 2weeks and sham-mode (filter out) for 2weeks in the households. We examined the differences in indoor air pollutant concentrations in 20 study homes and a suite of cardio-respiratory biomarker levels in study participants between filtration modes, with and without adjustment for potential confounders...
June 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644545/robotic-versus-laparoscopic-rectal-surgery-in-high-risk-patients
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Jamil Ahmed, Han Cao, Sofoklis Panteleimonitis, Jim Khan, Amjad Parvaiz
AIM: Laparoscopic rectal surgery is associated with a steep learning curve and high conversion rate despite progress in equipment design and consistent practice. The robotic system has shown the advantage over laparoscopic approach due to stable three-dimensional views, improved dexterity and better ergonomics. These factors make the robotic approach more favourable for rectal surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the perioperative outcomes of laparoscopic and robotic rectal cancer surgery in high-risk patients...
June 23, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644146/association-between-fibrinogen-level-and-the-severity-of-coronary-stenosis-in-418-male-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-younger-than-35-years-old
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Xiong-Yi Gao, Bing-Yang Zhou, Min-Zhou Zhang, Xi Zhao, Ping Qing, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Na-Qiong Wu, Yuan-Lin Guo, Ying Gao, Xiao-Lin Li, Yao Wang, Geng Liu, Qian Dong, Li-Heng Guo, Jian-Jun Li
Fibrinogen (Fib) is a useful marker for predicting the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in adult population. However, whether Fib can be a predictor for the presence and severity of CAD in very young MI patients (≤35 years old) remains to be determined. A total of 418 males from 61,863 patients with MI who were under 35 years old were sequentially recruited in our study. The patients were divided into two main groups and three subgroups according to coronary angiograph and Gensini score (GS) system: no coronary artery stenosis (group A), the results of the coronary artery stenosis (group B); low GS, intermediate GS and high GS...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643298/a-comparison-of-clinical-efficacy-and-economic-value-in-basalin-and-lantus-treated-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-using-continuous-glucose-monitoring-system
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H Q Li, C F Lu, J Wang, G P Yin, R Sun, X H Xu, B L Liu, F F Li, T Jing, K O Lee, L Ye, J H Ma, X F Su
AIM: To determine the clinical non-inferiority of recombinant glargine-Basalin vs glargine-Lantus, in treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) using continuous glucose monitoring system (CGMS). METHODS: One hundred patients with T2DM were recruited. They were either regularly taking Basalin (Basalin group) or Lantus (Lantus group) (n = 50 each). CGMS was employed to real-time monitor blood glucose profile for 4 days (from day 1 to day 5). To exclude the effect of patient background, the study design was to have a blinded crossover from glargine-Basalin to glargine-Lantus on day 3, and vice versa...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642801/differences-in-the-tongue-features-of-primary-dysmenorrhea-patients-and-controls-over-a-normal-menstrual-cycle
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Jihye Kim, Haebeom Lee, Hyunho Kim, Jong Yeol Kim, Keun Ho Kim
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to investigate the relationships between tongue features and the existence of menstrual pain and to provide basic information regarding the changes in tongue features during a menstrual cycle. METHODS: This study was conducted at the Kyung Hee University Medical Center. Forty-eight eligible participants aged 20 to 29 years were enrolled and assigned to two groups according to their visual analogue scale (VAS) scores. Group A included 24 females suffering from primary dysmenorrhea (PD) caused by qi stagnation and blood stasis syndrome with VAS ≥ 4...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642732/autonomic-function-impairment-and-brain-perfusion-deficit-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Wei-Che Lin, Pei-Chin Chen, Chih-Cheng Huang, Nai-Wen Tsai, Hsiu-Ling Chen, Hung-Chen Wang, Kun-Hsien Chou, Meng-Hsiang Chen, Yi-Wen Chen, Cheng-Hsien Lu
INTRODUCTION: Autonomic disorders have been recognized as important Parkinson's disease (PD) components. Some vulnerable structures are related to the central autonomic network and have also been linked to autonomic function alterations. The aims of the study are to evaluate the severity of the autonomic dysfunction and the cortical hypoperfusion using arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI. And then, possible relationships of significant between-group differences in perfusion pattern to clinical variables and autonomic functions were examined to determine the pharmaceutical effects of dopaminergic treatment on cerebral blood flow (CBF) in patients with PD...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641140/effect-of-c1-inh-on-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a-porcine-limb-ex-vivo-perfusion-model
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Mai M Abdelhafez, Jane Shaw, Damian Sutter, Jonas Schnider, Yara Banz, Hansjörg Jenni, Esther Voegelin, Mihai A Constantinescu, Robert Rieben
Revascularization of an amputated limb within 4-6h is essential to avoid extensive ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury leading to vascular leakage, edema and tissue necrosis. I/R injury is a pathological inflammatory condition that occurs during reperfusion of an organ or tissue after prolonged ischemia. It is characterized by a complex crosstalk between endothelial cell activation and the activation of plasma cascades. Vasculoprotective pharmacological intervention to prevent I/R injury might be an option to prolong the time window between limb amputation and successful replantation...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639945/pulmonary-arterial-hemodynamic-assessment-by-a-novel-index-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-patients-pulmonary-pulse-transit-time
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Tolga Han Efe, Mehmet Doğan, Cem Özişler, Tolga Çimen, Mehmet Ali Felekoğlu, Ahmet Göktuğ Ertem, Engin Algül, Sadık Açıkel
OBJECTIVE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, inflammatory, and autoimmune connective tissue disease. One of the leading causes of mortality among SLE patients is pulmonary hypertension. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between echocardiographic findings, including the pulmonary pulse transit time and pulmonary hypertension parameters, in SLE patients. METHODS: Thirty SLE patients (aged 39.9±11 years, 28 females) as the study group and 34 age- and sex-matched healthy volunteers (aged 37...
June 22, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639438/body-composition-analysis-to-study-long-term-training-effects-in-elite-male-water-polo-athletes
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Giovanni Melchiorri, Valerio Viero, Roberto Sorge, Tamara Triossi, Alessandro Campagna, Stella L Volpe, Dalgisio Lecis, Virginia Tancredi, Angela Andreoli
BACKGROUND: Elite water polo athletes undergo heavy training programs throughout the year, but especially to prepare major competitions, such as the Olympics. Optimal athletic performance is a result of many factors, including proper management of the intensity and volume of training, nutrition and recovery between training sessions. When training is excessive in relation to recovery may occur non functional overreaching (NFO). NFO can degenerate into overtraining syndrome (OTS) resulting in a decrease in athletic performance, with likely changes in body weight and body composition...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639151/central-arterial-function-measured-by-non-invasive-pulse-wave-analysis-is-abnormal-in-patients-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Thomas D Ryan, John J Parent, Zhiqian Gao, Philip R Khoury, Elizabeth Dupont, Jennifer N Smith, Brenda Wong, Elaine M Urbina, John L Jefferies
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is an X-linked recessive disorder caused by mutation of dystrophin. Cardiovascular involvement includes dilated cardiomyopathy. Non-invasive assessment of vascular function has not been evaluated in DMD. We hypothesize arterial wave reflection is abnormal in patients with DMD. Pulse wave analysis was performed on DMD patients with a SphygmoCor SCOR-PVx System to determine central blood pressure and augmentation index (AIx) as an assessment of arterial wave reflection. Results were compared to a control group...
June 21, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639079/autonomic-nervous-system-response-to-stressors-in-newly-diagnosed-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Miroslav Vlcek, Adela Penesova, Richard Imrich, Milada Meskova, Martina Mravcova, Lucia Grunnerova, Alexandra Garafova, Monika Sivakova, Peter Turcani, Branislav Kollar, Daniela Jezova
Autonomic dysfunction is commonly detected in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). However, data evaluating autonomic nervous system function in early MS are limited. Present study investigates response to two different stressors in newly diagnosed MS patients, looking for the signs of autonomic dysfunction at the beginning of the disease. We examined 19 MS patients and 19 age, sex, and body mass index matched healthy controls. MS patients were newly diagnosed, untreated, and with low expanded disability status scale (EDSS) values [median 1...
June 21, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637779/racial-differences-in-arterial-stiffness-are-mainly-determined-by-blood-pressure-levels-results-from-the-elsa-brasil-study
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Marcelo P Baldo, Roberto S Cunha, Antônio L P Ribeiro, Paulo A Lotufo, Dora Chor, Sandhi M Barreto, Isabela M Bensenor, Alexandre C Pereira, José Geraldo Mill
BACKGROUND: Black people have a higher risk of developing hypertension and presenting higher vascular stiffening. Our aim was to investigate whether the association between race and aortic stiffness could be explained by differences in the primary risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed data from 11 472 adults (mean age, 51.9±8.9; 53.8% female) self-reported as white (n=6173), brown (n=3364), or black (n=1935). Their carotid-to-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) as well as clinical and anthropometric parameters were measured...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637614/classical-inherited-bone-marrow-failure-syndromes-with-high-risk-for-myelodysplastic-syndrome-and-acute-myelogenous-leukemia
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Sharon A Savage, Carlo Dufour
The inherited marrow failure syndromes (IBMFS) are a heterogeneous group of diseases characterized by failure in the production of one or more blood lineage. The clinical manifestations of the IBMFS vary according to the type and number of blood cell lines involved, including different combinations of anemia, leukopenia, and thrombocytopenia. In some IBMFS, systemic non-hematologic manifestations, including congenital malformations, mucocutaneous abnormalities, developmental delay, and other medical complications, may be present...
April 2017: Seminars in Hematology
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