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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104789/a-novel-humanized-mouse-model-of-huntington-disease-for-preclinical-development-of-therapeutics-targeting-mutant-huntingtin-alleles
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Amber L Southwell, Niels H Skotte, Erika B Villanueva, Michael E Østergaard, Xiaofeng Gu, Holly B Kordasiewicz, Chris Kay, Daphne Cheung, Yuanyun Xie, Sabine Waltl, Louisa Dal Cengio, Hailey Findlay-Black, Crystal N Doty, Eugenia Petoukhov, Diepiriye Iworima, Ramy Slama, Jolene Ooi, Mahmoud A Pouladi, William X Yang, Eric E Swayze, Punit P Seth, Michael R Hayden
Huntington disease (HD) is a neurodegenerative disease caused by a mutation in the huntingtin (HTT) gene. HTT is a large protein, interacts with many partners and is involved in many cellular pathways, which are perturbed in HD. Therapies targeting HTT directly are likely to provide the most global benefit. Thus there is a need for preclinical models of HD recapitulating human HTT genetics. We previously generated a humanized mouse model of HD, Hu97/18, by intercrossing BACHD and YAC18 mice with knockout of the endogenous mouse HD homolog (Hdh)...
January 18, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104064/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-in-parents-of-children-with-cancer-in-jordan
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Rami Masa'deh, Samiha Jarrah
AIM: To investigate levels of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) of those parenting children with cancer and make a comparison between mothers and fathers. BACKGROUND: Parenting a child with cancer is traumatic. Maternal and paternal roles and responsibilities change after the cancer diagnosis of their child, adding more stress to the lives of all concerned. The gender of the parent may have an effect on their PTSD. However, there is a lack of studies in Arabic countries on the differences between parents in their PTSD levels...
February 2017: Archives of Psychiatric Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104044/procedural-variations-in-performing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Radhika M Mehta, Manyoo Agarwal, Ikechukwu Ifedili, Wael W Rizk, Rami N Khouzam
Multiple variations exist in performing a primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) among various cardiologists. These variations range from the choice of peripheral access artery (radial vs femoral), performance or time of complete angiography including left ventriculography, and nonculprit vessel angiography before or after intervening on the culprit vessel. The reasons for such variations include emphasis on door-to-balloon time, knowledge of cardiac anatomy before proceeding with pPCI, physician expertise, and the level of comfort with radial approach...
February 2017: Current Problems in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103119/iatrogenic-spinal-cord-injury-in-a-trauma-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Ahmad Maarouf, Colleen M McQuown, Jennifer A Frey, Rami A Ahmed, Lisa Derrick
BACKGROUND: The recommended practice for over 30 years has been to routinely immobilize patients with unstable cervical spinal injuries using cervical spinal collars. It is shown that patients with Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) are four times more likely to suffer a spinal fracture compared to the general population and have an eleven-fold greater risk of spinal cord injury. Current protocols of spinal immobilization were responsible for secondary neurologic deterioration in some of these patients...
January 19, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101529/cortico-cortical-connections-of-primary-sensory-areas-and-associated-symptoms-in-migraine
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Duncan J Hodkinson, Rosanna Veggeberg, Aaron Kucyi, Koene R A van Dijk, Sophie L Wilcox, Steven J Scrivani, Rami Burstein, Lino Becerra, David Borsook
Migraine is a recurring, episodic neurological disorder characterized by headache, nausea, vomiting, and sensory disturbances. These events are thought to arise from the activation and sensitization of neurons along the trigemino-vascular pathway. From animal studies, it is known that thalamocortical projections play an important role in the transmission of nociceptive signals from the meninges to the cortex. However, little is currently known about the potential involvement of cortico-cortical feedback projections from higher-order multisensory areas and/or feedforward projections from principle primary sensory areas or subcortical structures...
November 2016: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099717/maternal-serum-amyloid-a-level-as-a-novel-marker-of-primary-unexplained-recurrent-early-pregnancy-loss
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Moustafa I Ibrahim, Ahmed R Ramy, Ahmed S Abdelhamid, Mohamed I Ellaithy, Amna Omar, Rany M Harara, Hayam Fathy, Ashraf S Abolouz
OBJECTIVE: To assess maternal serum amyloid A (SAA) levels among women with primary unexplained recurrent early pregnancy loss (REPL). METHODS: A prospective study was conducted among women with missed spontaneous abortion in the first trimester at Ain Shams University Maternity Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, between January 21 and December 25, 2014. Women with at least two consecutive primary unexplained REPLs and no previous live births were enrolled. A control group was formed of women with no history of REPL who had at least one previous uneventful pregnancy with no adverse outcomes...
December 7, 2016: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097321/diagnostic-yield-and-novel-candidate-genes-by-exome-sequencing-in-152-consanguineous-families-with-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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Miriam S Reuter, Hasan Tawamie, Rebecca Buchert, Ola Hosny Gebril, Tawfiq Froukh, Christian Thiel, Steffen Uebe, Arif B Ekici, Mandy Krumbiegel, Christiane Zweier, Juliane Hoyer, Karolin Eberlein, Judith Bauer, Ute Scheller, Tim M Strom, Sabine Hoffjan, Ehab R Abdelraouf, Nagwa A Meguid, Ahmad Abboud, Mohammed Ayman Al Khateeb, Mahmoud Fakher, Saber Hamdan, Amina Ismael, Safia Muhammad, Ebtessam Abdallah, Heinrich Sticht, Dagmar Wieczorek, André Reis, Rami Abou Jamra
Importance: Autosomal recessive inherited neurodevelopmental disorders are highly heterogeneous, and many, possibly most, of the disease genes are still unknown. Objectives: To promote the identification of disease genes through confirmation of previously described genes and presentation of novel candidates and provide an overview of the diagnostic yield of exome sequencing in consanguineous families. Design, Setting, and Participants: Autozygosity mapping in families and exome sequencing of index patients were performed in 152 consanguineous families (the parents descended from a same ancestor) with at least 1 offspring with intellectual disability (ID)...
January 11, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095987/an-anatomic-risk-model-to-screen-post-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-patients-for-aneurysm-sac-enlargement
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Chien Yi M Png, Rami O Tadros, William E Beckerman, Daniel K Han, Melissa L Tardiff, Marielle R Torres, Michael L Marin, Peter L Faries
BACKGROUND: Follow-up computed tomography angiography (CTA) scans add considerable postimplantation costs to endovascular aneurysm repairs (EVARs) of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs). By building a risk model, we hope to identify patients at low risk for aneurysm sac enlargement to minimize unnecessary CTAs. METHODS: 895 consecutive patients who underwent EVAR for AAA were reviewed, of which 556 met inclusion criteria. A Probit model was created for aneurysm sac enlargement, with preoperative aneurysm morphology, patient demographics, and operative details as variables...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094841/phase-2-randomized-double-blind-study-of-pracinostat-in-combination-with-azacitidine-in-patients-with-untreated-higher-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Guillermo Montalban-Bravo, Jesus G Berdeja, Yasmin Abaza, Elias Jabbour, James Essell, Roger M Lyons, Farhad Ravandi, Michael Maris, Brian Heller, Amy E DeZern, Sunil Babu, David Wright, Bertrand Anz, Ralph Boccia, Rami S Komrokji, Philip Kuriakose, James Reeves, Mikkael A Sekeres, Hagop M Kantarjian, Richard Ghalie, Gail J Roboz
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of patients with higher risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) remains poor despite available therapies. Histone deacetylase inhibitors have demonstrated activity in patients with MDS and in vitro synergy with azacitidine. METHODS: A phase 2 randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of azacitidine and pracinostat was conducted in patients who had International Prognostic Scoring System intermediate-2-risk or high-risk MDS. The primary endpoint was the complete response (CR) rate by cycle 6 of therapy...
January 17, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091628/in-situ-x-ray-absorption-near-edge-structure-studies-and-charge-transfer-kinetics-of-na6-v10o28-electrodes
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Han-Yi Chen, Jochen Friedl, Chun-Jern Pan, Ali Haider, Rami Al-Oweini, Yan Ling Cheah, Ming-Hsien Lin, Ulrich Kortz, Bing-Joe Hwang, Madhavi Srinivasan, Ulrich Stimming
Polyoxometalates (POMs) have been reported as promising electrode materials for energy storage applications due to their ability to undergo fast redox reactions with multiple transferred electrons per polyanion. Here we employ a polyoxovanadate salt, Na6[V10O28], as an electrode material in a lithium-ion containing electrolyte and investigate the electron transfer properties of Na6[V10O28] on long and short timescales. Looking at equilibrated systems, in situ V K-edge X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) studies show that all 10 V(5+) ions in Na6[V10O28] can be reversibly reduced to V(4+) in a potential range of 4-1...
January 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090418/the-forgotten-lumbocostal-ligament-anatomical-study-with-application-to-thoracolumbar-surgery
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Erfanul Saker, Gabrielle G Tardieu, Fernando Alonso, Beom Sun Chung, Christian Fisahn, Marios Loukas, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: Most ligaments of the human body have been well studied. However, the lumbocostal ligament has received little attention in the extant medical literature and, to our knowledge, has not undergone anatomical study. Therefore, the present study was performed to better characterize this structure's anatomy and relationships. METHODS: In the prone position, 10 adult cadavers underwent dissection of their lumbocostal ligaments. All specimens were unembalmed and had no history of surgery to the spine...
December 11, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089059/management-of-hospitalized-asthmatic-children-before-transport
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Brande Mazzeo, Rami Bzeih, Robert Schultz, Melissa Tavolieri, Alicia Fraser, Sabrina M Heidemann
Asthmatic children are at risk for respiratory failure and should be appropriately treated before transport. The objectives were to find out if the Pediatric Advanced Life Support guidelines for asthma treatment were followed in the emergency department (ED); to determine if additional treatment during transport or within the first 2 hours of admission was needed; and to compare the management of intubated asthmatics by the ED, transport team, and the intensive care unit (ICU) physician. The records for children diagnosed with acute asthma over 7 years who were transported by the intensive care transport team were reviewed...
January 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087469/tofacitinib-ameliorates-inflammation-in-a-rat-model-of-airway-neutrophilia-induced-by-inhaled-lps
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Elena Calama, Isabel Ramis, Anna Domènech, Cristina Carreño, Jorge De Alba, Neus Prats, Montserrat Miralpeix
BACKGROUND: and purpose: The Janus Kinase (JAK) family mediates the cytokine receptor-induced signalling pathways involved in inflammatory processes. The activation of the signal transducers and activators of transcription (STATs) by JAK kinases is a key point in these pathways. Four JAK proteins, JAK1, JAK2, JAK3 and tyrosine kinase 2 (Tyk2) associate with the intracellular domains of surface cytokine receptors are phosphorylating STATs and modulating gene expression. The aim of this study was to explore the role of JAK inhibition in an acute model of inhaled lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced airway inflammation in rats through evaluating the effects of tofacitinib, a marketed pan-JAK inhibitor...
January 10, 2017: Pulmonary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087313/an-m2-v27a-channel-blocker-demonstrates-potent-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-antiviral-activities-against-amantadine-sensitive-and-resistant-influenza-a-viruses
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Yanmei Hu, Rami Musharrafieh, Chunlong Ma, Jiantao Zhang, Donald F Smee, William F DeGrado, Jun Wang
Adamantanes such as amantadine (1) and rimantadine (2) are FDA-approved anti-influenza drugs that act by inhibiting the wild-type M2 proton channel from influenza A viruses, thereby inhibiting the uncoating of the virus. Although adamantanes have been successfully used for more than four decades, their efficacy was curtailed by emerging drug resistance. Among the limited number of M2 mutants that confer amantadine resistance, the M2-V27A mutant was found to be the predominant mutant under drug selection pressure, thereby representing a high profile antiviral drug target...
January 10, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079186/extracellular-vesicle-mediated-intercellular-communication-at-the-porcine-maternal-fetal-interface-a-new-paradigm-for-conceptus-endometrial-cross-talk
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Mallikarjun Bidarimath, Kasra Khalaj, Rami T Kridli, Frederick W K Kan, Madhuri Koti, Chandrakant Tayade
Exosomes and microvesicles are extracellular vesicles released from cells and can contain lipids, miRNAs and proteins that affect cells at distant sites. Recently, microvesicles containing miRNA have been implicated in uterine microenvironment of pigs, a species with unique epitheliochorial (non-invasive) placentation. Here we report a novel role of conceptus-derived exosomes/microvesicles (hereafter referred to as extracellular vesicles; EVs) in embryo-endometrial cross-talk. We also demonstrate the stimulatory effects of EVs (PTr2-Exo) derived from porcine trophectoderm-cells on various biological processes including the proliferation of maternal endothelial cells (PAOEC), potentially promoting angiogenesis...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079001/application-of-organic-monolithic-materials-to-enantioseparation-in-capillary-separation-techniques
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Enrique Javier Carrasco-Correa, Ernesto Francisco Simó-Alfonso, Guillermo Ramis-Ramos, Jose Manuel Herero-Martinez
This review article is primarily focused on the state-of-the-art of enantioseparations on organic monolithic materials. The article gives an overview of the chiral stationary phases and its application in capillary electrochromatography (CEC), and capillary- and nano-liquid chromatography (cLC and nLC). Since thousands of publications have been emerged from 2000's and citing all these papers would extend the scope of this review, in this review, recent developments (from 2006 to 2016) last 10 years will be mentioned...
11, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075543/prognostic-value-of-tissue-based-biomarker-signature-in-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Ahmed Q Haddad, Jun-Hang Luo, Laura-Maria Krabbe, Oussama Darwish, Bishoy Gayed, Ramy Youssef, Payal Kapur, Dinesh Rakheja, Yair Lotan, Arthur Sagalowsky, Vitaly Margulis
OBJECTIVE: To improve risk stratification for recurrence prognostication in localized clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC) patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 367 patients with non-metastatic ccRCC were included. The cohort was divided into a training and validation set. Using tissue microarrays, immunostaining was performed for 24 biomarkers representative of key pathways in ccRCC. Using LASSO Cox regression, we identified several markers which were used to construct a risk classifier for risk of disease recurrence...
January 11, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073391/magnetic-resonance-myelography-in-congenital-absence-of-the-cervical-pedicle
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Rami Alhazmi, Jean-Pierre Farmer, Christine Saint-Martin
Absence of the cervical pedicle is a very rare congenital anomaly, easily misrecognized as a unilateral facet dislocation in a setting of acute trauma or a neoplastic process like a nerve sheath tumor. Although correct diagnosis can be achieved on the cervical radiograph and confirmed by the CT, MRI Myelography is clearly of additional value because shows the specific relationship and orientation of the nerve roots. To the best to our knowledge, this is the first description of MR Myelography findings.
January 11, 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072926/relationship-between-marital-transitions-health-behaviors-and-health-indicators-of-postmenopausal-women-results-from-the-women-s-health-initiative
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Randa M Kutob, Nicole P Yuan, Betsy C Wertheim, David A Sbarra, Eric B Loucks, Rami Nassir, Gihan Bareh, Mimi M Kim, Linda G Snetselaar, Cynthia A Thomson
BACKGROUND: Historically, marital status has been associated with lower mortality and transitions into marriage were generally accompanied by improved health status. Conversely, divorce has been associated with increased mortality, possibly mediated by changes in health behaviors. METHODS: This study uses data from a prospective cohort of 79,094 postmenopausal women participating in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS) to examine the relationship between marital transition and health indicators (blood pressure, waist circumference, body mass index [BMI]) as well as health behaviors (diet pattern, alcohol use, physical activity, and smoking) in a sample of relatively healthy and employed women...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067942/body-positioning-for-spontaneously-breathing-preterm-infants-with-apnoea
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Rami A Ballout, Jann P Foster, Lara A Kahale, Lina Badr
BACKGROUND: It has been proposed that body positioning in preterm infants, as compared with other, more invasive measures, may be an effective method of reducing clinically significant apnoea. OBJECTIVES: To determine effects of body positioning on cardiorespiratory parameters in spontaneously breathing preterm infants with clinically significant apnoea.Subgroup analyses examined effects of body positioning of spontaneously breathing preterm infants with apnoea from the following subgroups...
January 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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