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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786489/determinants-of-cognitive-impairment-in-patients-with-multiple-sclerosis-with-and-without-atrophy
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Anand J C Eijlers, Kim A Meijer, Quinten van Geest, Jeroen J G Geurts, Menno M Schoonheim
Purpose To investigate the discrepancy between patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) without atrophy who have already developed cognitive impairment and patients with MS with atrophy who have preserved cognitive function. Materials and Methods This retrospective imaging study, with imaging acquired between 2008 and 2012, included 332 patients with MS (106 men and 226 women; mean age, 48.1 years; range, 23.0-72.5 years) and 96 healthy control participants. Cognitive impairment was defined as cognitive performance of z less than -1...
May 18, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785989/cerebral-visual-impairment-in-children-causes-and-associated-ophthalmological-problems
#2
Niranjan Pehere, Pratik Chougule, Gordon N Dutton
Purpose: The aim of this study is to identify common causes, associated ophthalmological abnormalities, and systemic comorbidities in children in Andhra Pradesh, India, with cerebral visual impairment (CVI). Methods: A retrospective review of case records of all children aged <16 years with diagnosis of CVI seen between January 2016 and December 2016 was carried out. Data were collected for their age, gender, cause of CVI, refraction, accommodation, anterior and posterior segment examination findings, and systemic problems...
June 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785965/inflammatory-bowel-disease-increases-the-risk-of-parkinson-s-disease-a-danish-nationwide-cohort-study-1977-2014
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Marie Villumsen, Susana Aznar, Bente Pakkenberg, Tine Jess, Tomasz Brudek
OBJECTIVE: Intestinal inflammation has been suggested to play a role in development of Parkinson's disease (PD) and multiple system atrophy (MSA). To test the hypothesis that IBD is associated with risk of PD and MSA, we performed a nationwide population-based cohort study. DESIGN: The cohort consisted of all individuals diagnosed with IBD in Denmark during 1977-2014 (n=76 477) and non-IBD individuals from the general population, who were comparable in terms of gender, age and vital status (n=7 548 259)...
May 21, 2018: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785624/longitudinal-neuroimaging-hippocampal-markers-for-diagnosing-alzheimer-s-disease
#4
Carlos Platero, Lin Lin, M Carmen Tobar
Hippocampal atrophy measures from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are powerful tools for monitoring Alzheimer's disease (AD) progression. In this paper, we introduce a longitudinal image analysis framework based on robust registration and simultaneous hippocampal segmentation and longitudinal marker classification of brain MRI of an arbitrary number of time points. The framework comprises two innovative parts: a longitudinal segmentation and a longitudinal classification step. The results show that both steps of the longitudinal pipeline improved the reliability and the accuracy of the discrimination between clinical groups...
May 21, 2018: Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785242/role-of-oxidative-stress-as-key-regulator-of-muscle-wasting-during-cachexia
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REVIEW
Johanna Ábrigo, Alvaro A Elorza, Claudia A Riedel, Cristian Vilos, Felipe Simon, Daniel Cabrera, Lisbell Estrada, Claudio Cabello-Verrugio
Skeletal muscle atrophy is a pathological condition mainly characterized by a loss of muscular mass and the contractile capacity of the skeletal muscle as a consequence of muscular weakness and decreased force generation. Cachexia is defined as a pathological condition secondary to illness characterized by the progressive loss of muscle mass with or without loss of fat mass and with concomitant diminution of muscle strength. The molecular mechanisms involved in cachexia include oxidative stress, protein synthesis/degradation imbalance, autophagy deregulation, increased myonuclear apoptosis, and mitochondrial dysfunction...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785238/intralesional-injection-of-triamcinolone-acetonide-for-subcutaneous-lipoma-causing-musculoskeletal-and-neurologic-symptoms
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William A Hayward, Wilmer L Sibbitt, Randy R Sibbitt, Maheswari Muruganandam, Noelle A Rolle, Monthida Fangtham, N Suzanne Emil, Scarlett K Kettwich
Objective: Benign subcutaneous lipomas can cause musculoskeletal pain and nerve impingement. We hypothesized that the potent lipolytic and atrophic effect of 40mg/mL triamcinolone acetonide would atrophy symptomatic lipomas so surgical excision could be avoided. Design: This was a cohort study. Setting: This study took place in an ultrasound injection clinic. Participants: Eight subjects with painful symptomatic lipoma were included. Measurements: Preprocedurally, the margins of the lipomas were palpated and marked with ink, then measured in centimeters (cm)...
May 2018: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784949/neuronal-activity-regulates-drosha-via-autophagy-in-spinal-muscular-atrophy
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Inês do Carmo G Gonçalves, Johanna Brecht, Maximilian P Thelen, Wiebke A Rehorst, Miriam Peters, Hyun Ju Lee, Susanne Motameny, Laura Torres-Benito, Darius Ebrahimi-Fakhari, Natalia L Kononenko, Janine Altmüller, David Vilchez, Mustafa Sahin, Brunhilde Wirth, Min Jeong Kye
Dysregulated miRNA expression and mutation of genes involved in miRNA biogenesis have been reported in motor neuron diseases including spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Therefore, identifying molecular mechanisms governing miRNA expression is important to understand these diseases. Here, we report that expression of DROSHA, which is a critical enzyme in the microprocessor complex and essential for miRNA biogenesis, is reduced in motor neurons from an SMA mouse model. We show that DROSHA is degraded by neuronal activity induced autophagy machinery, which is also dysregulated in SMA...
May 21, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784531/comparison-of-pedal-soft-tissue-thickness-between-those-with-and-without-diabetes
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Sangho Oh, Junhyung Kim, Jaehoon Choi, Woonhyeok Jeong, Hyukwon Chang, Soyoung Lee
Ulceration is a serious consequence of diabetes that can lead to disability in patients with diabetes. One of the risk factors for ulceration is high foot pressure. The thickness of the pedal soft tissue is important because it has a cushioning effect. Soft tissue atrophy causes elevation in the plantar pressure, which, in turn, causes ischemia. Therefore, we investigated the severity of pedal soft tissue atrophy caused by diabetes and aging. From February 2009 to February 2016, we examined the feet of 261 patients treated in our hospital using magnetic resonance imaging...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784088/preventing-the-growth-of-geographic-atrophy-an-important-therapeutic-target-in-age-related-macular-degeneration
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EDITORIAL
Philip J Rosenfeld
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783976/possible-multiple-system-atrophy-with-predominant-parkinsonism-in-a-patient-with-chronic-schizophrenia-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Komatsu, Masaaki Kato, Teiko Kinpara, Takashi Ono, Yoshihisa Kakuto
BACKGROUND: Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is an adult-onset, rare, and progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by a varying combination of autonomic failure, cerebellar ataxia, and parkinsonism. MSA is categorized as MSA-P with predominant parkinsonism, and as MSA-C with predominant cerebellar features. The prevalence of MSA has been reported to be between 1.86 and 4.9 cases per 100,000 individuals. In contrast, approximately 1% of the population is affected by schizophrenia during their lifetime; therefore, MSA-P comorbidity is very rare in schizophrenic patients...
May 21, 2018: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783943/limited-effects-of-dysfunctional-macroautophagy-on-the-accumulation-of-extracellularly-derived-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-oligodendroglia-implications-for-msa-pathogenesis
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Lisa Fellner, Edith Buchinger, Dominik Brueck, Regina Irschick, Gregor K Wenning, Nadia Stefanova
BACKGROUND: The progressive neurodegenerative disorder multiple system atrophy (MSA) is characterized by α-synuclein-positive (oligodendro-) glial cytoplasmic inclusions (GCIs). A connection between the abnormal accumulation of α-synuclein in GCIs and disease initiation and progression has been postulated. Mechanisms involved in the formation of GCIs are unclear. Abnormal uptake of α-synuclein from extracellular space, oligodendroglial overexpression of α-synuclein, and/or dysfunctional protein degradation including macroautophagy have all been discussed...
May 21, 2018: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783727/prognosis-of-dermatitis-herpetiformis-patients-with-and-without-villous-atrophy-at-diagnosis
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Eriika Mansikka, Kaisa Hervonen, Katri Kaukinen, Pekka Collin, Heini Huhtala, Timo Reunala, Teea Salmi
Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is a cutaneous manifestation of coeliac disease. At diagnosis, the majority of patients have villous atrophy in the small bowel mucosa. The objective of this study was to investigate whether the presence or absence of villous atrophy at diagnosis affects the long-term prognosis of DH. Data were gathered from the patient records of 352 DH and 248 coeliac disease patients, and follow-up data via questionnaires from 181 DH and 128 coeliac disease patients on a gluten-free diet (GFD)...
May 19, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783233/-multisemic-atrophy-a-description-of-the-clinical-case-of-olivopontocerebellar-atrophy-against-the-background-of-stenosing-atherosclerotic-vascular-lesions
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Kateryna A Tarianyk, Nataliya V Lytvynenko, Tetiana I Purdenko, Viсtoria M Gladka, Tatyana V Pluzhnikova, Elena N Zyablenko
Features of the onset, the course of the disease causes difficulties in the early diagnosis and formulation of the correct diagnosis. Olivopontocerebellar atrophy is characterized by a broad polymorphism of clinical manifestations. There is a need to develop new methods of symptomatic and neuroprotective treatment, as well as the optimization of non-drug therapy.
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783071/mef2a-regulates-calpain-3-expression-in-l6-myoblasts
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Ronghua Wu, Jun Wang, Jian Yao, Zhangji Dong, Yan Liu, Mei Liu
Calpain 3 (Capn3), a skeletal muscle-specific member of the calpain family, executes some non-proteolytic functions besides its role as a Ca2+ -regulated proteolytic enzyme. Previously, we found that changes in Capn3 expression were linearly correlated with the degree of muscular atrophy following reversible sciatic nerve injury and that knockdown of Capn3 gene expression promoted myoblast differentiation. While the regulation of capn3 gene expression is interesting, transcriptional regulation of Capn3 is still unclear...
May 18, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782824/apoe-%C3%AE%C2%B54-associates-with-hippocampal-volume-learning-and-memory-across-the-spectrum-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Usman Saeed, Saira S Mirza, Bradley J MacIntosh, Nathan Herrmann, Julia Keith, Joel Ramirez, Sean M Nestor, Qinggang Yu, Jo Knight, Walter Swardfager, Steven G Potkin, Ekaterina Rogaeva, Peter St George-Hyslop, Sandra E Black, Mario Masellis
INTRODUCTION: Although the apolipoprotein E ε4-allele (APOE-ε4) is a susceptibility factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), its relationship with imaging and cognitive measures across the AD/DLB spectrum remains unexplored. METHODS: We studied 298 patients (AD = 250, DLB = 48; 38 autopsy confirmed; NCT01800214) using neuropsychological testing, volumetric magnetic resonance imaging, and APOE genotyping to investigate the association of APOE-ε4 with hippocampal volume and learning/memory phenotypes, irrespective of diagnosis...
May 18, 2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782610/castration-induces-satellite-cell-activation-that-contributes-to-skeletal-muscle-maintenance
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Alanna Klose, Wenxuan Liu, Nicole D Paris, Sophie Forman, John J Krolewski, Kent L Nastiuk, Joe V Chakkalakal
Background: Sarcopenia, the age-related loss of skeletal muscle, is a side effect of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) for prostate cancer patients. Resident stem cells of skeletal muscle, satellite cells (SCs), are an essential source of progenitors for the growth and regeneration of skeletal muscle. Decreased androgen signaling and deficits in the number and function of SCs are features of aging. Although androgen signaling is known to regulate skeletal muscle, the cellular basis for ADT-induced exacerbation of sarcopenia is unknown...
2018: JCSM rapid communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782507/paraclostridium-bifermentans-exacerbates-pathosis-in-a-mouse-model-of-ulcerative-colitis
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Ryo Kutsuna, Junko Tomida, Yuji Morita, Yoshiaki Kawamura
Although it has been recognized that intestinal bacteria play an important role in the pathology of human ulcerative colitis (UC), specific pathogenic bacteria for UC have not been identified. We investigated the influence of Paraclostridium bifermentans PAGU1678 strain on the pathology of a UC mouse model and found it increased UC pathosis scores such as loose and bloody stools, reduced diversity of fecal flora, disappearance of the crypt structure of distal colon tissue, destruction of intestinal epithelial cells, and atrophy of the colon...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782502/a-monoclonal-antibody-targeting-amyloid-%C3%AE-a%C3%AE-restores-complement-factor-i-bioactivity-potential-implications-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-and-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Kameran Lashkari, Gianna Teague, Hong Chen, Yong-Qing Lin, Sanjay Kumar, Megan M McLaughlin, Francisco J López
Activation of the alternative complement cascade has been implicated in the pathogenesis of age related macular degeneration (AMD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD). Amyloid β (Aβ), a component of drusen, may promote complement activation by inhibiting CFI bioactivity. We determined whether Aβ reduced CFI bioactivity and whether antibodies against Aβ including a monoclonal antibody, GSK933776 could restore CFI bioactivity. We also measured CFI bioactivity in plasma of subjects with AMD and AD. In support of the GSK933776 development program in AMD (geographic atrophy), we developed a quantitative assay to measure CFI bioactivity based on its ability to cleave C3b to iC3b, and repeated it in presence or absence of Aβ and anti-Aβ antibodies...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782465/gamma-delta-t-lymphocytes-in-the-diagnostic-approach-of-coeliac-disease
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Petula Nijeboer, Tom van Gils, Martine Reijm, Rogier Ooijevaar, Birgit I Lissenberg-Witte, Hetty J Bontkes, Chris J J Mulder, Gerd Bouma
GOALS: To validate cut-off values of CD3 T-cell receptor gamma-delta chain (TCRγδ) intraepithelial lymphocyte (IEL) in the (differential) diagnosis of celiac disease (CD). BACKGROUND: CD is characterized by an increase in gamma-delta IEL (CD3TCRγδ IEL). STUDY: Percentages were determined by flow cytometric analysis of IELs from small bowel biopsies in 213 CD and 13 potential CD (PCD) patients and in total 112 controls. A cut-off value for percentages of CD3TCRγδ IEL to differentiate active CD and controls was obtained from a receiver operating characteristic curve and implemented in controls and PCD patients...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782314/a-retrospective-belgian-multi-center-mri-biomarker-study-in-alzheimer-s-disease-remember
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Ellis Niemantsverdriet, Annemie Ribbens, Christine Bastin, Florence Benoit, Bruno Bergmans, Jean-Christophe Bier, Roxanne Bladt, Lene Claes, Peter Paul De Deyn, Olivier Deryck, Bernard Hanseeuw, Adrian Ivanoiu, Jean-Claude Lemper, Eric Mormont, Gaëtane Picard, Eric Salmon, Kurt Segers, Anne Sieben, Dirk Smeets, Hanne Struyfs, Evert Thiery, Jos Tournoy, Eric Triau, Anne-Marie Vanbinst, Jan Versijpt, Maria Bjerke, Sebastiaan Engelborghs
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) acquisition/processing techniques assess brain volumes to explore neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease (AD). OBJECTIVE: We examined the clinical utility of MSmetrix and investigated if automated MRI volumes could discriminate between groups covering the AD continuum and could be used as a predictor for clinical progression. METHODS: The Belgian Dementia Council initiated a retrospective, multi-center study and analyzed whole brain (WB), grey matter (GM), white matter (WM), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), cortical GM (CGM) volumes, and WM hyperintensities (WMH) using MSmetrix in the AD continuum...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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