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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323589/preventing-high-altitude-cerebral-edema-in-rats-with-repurposed-anti-angiogenesis-pharmacotherapy
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Samantha Tarshis, Joanne Maltzahn, Zoe Loomis, David C Irwin
BACKGROUND: High altitude cerebral edema (HACE) is a fulminant, deadly, and yet still unpredictable brain disease. A new prophylactic treatment for HACE and its predecessor, acute mountain sickness (AMS), needs to be developed without the contraindications or adverse effect profiles of acetazolamide and dexamethasone. Since neovascularization signals are likely key contributors to HACE/AMS, our approach was to examine already existing anti-angiogenic drugs to inhibit potential initiating HACE pathway(s)...
December 1, 2016: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314381/dysregulation-of-alveolar-macrophage-ppar%C3%AE-nadph-oxidases-and-tgf%C3%AE-sub-1-sub-in-otherwise-healthy-hiv-infected-individuals
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Samantha M Yeligar, Janine M Ward, Frank L Harris, Lou Ann Brown, David Guidot, Sushma K Cribbs
<u>Rationale:</u> Despite antiretroviral therapy (ART), respiratory infections increase mortality in individuals living with chronic human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. In experimental and clinical studies of chronic HIV infection, alveolar macrophages (AMs) exhibit impaired phagocytosis and bacterial clearance. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)γ, NADPH oxidase (Nox) isoforms Nox1, Nox2, Nox4, and transforming growth factor-beta 1 (TGFβ<sub>1</sub>) are critical mediators of AM oxidative stress and phagocytic dysfunction...
March 17, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299285/a-genetic-screen-reveals-novel-targets-to-render-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-sensitive-to-lysozyme-and-cell-wall-targeting-antibiotics
#3
Kang-Mu Lee, Keehoon Lee, Junhyeok Go, In Ho Park, Jeon-Soo Shin, Jae Young Choi, Hyun Jik Kim, Sang Sun Yoon
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is capable of establishing airway infections. Human airway mucus contains a large amount of lysozyme, which hydrolyzes bacterial cell walls. P. aeruginosa, however, is known to be resistant to lysozyme. Here, we performed a genetic screen using a mutant library of PAO1, a prototype P. aeruginosa strain, and identified two mutants (ΔbamB and ΔfabY) that exhibited decrease in survival after lysozyme treatment. The bamB and fabY genes encode an outer membrane assembly protein and a fatty acid synthesis enzyme, respectively...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296588/a-healthy-balance-of-plasma-cholesterol-by-a-novel-annurca-apple-based-nutraceutical-formulation-results-of-a-randomized-trial
#4
Gian Carlo Tenore, Domenico Caruso, Giuseppe Buonomo, Maria D'Avino, Pietro Campiglia, Luciana Marinelli, Ettore Novellino
Cardiovascular diseases are nowadays preferential targets of preventive medicine through a straightforward therapy on lipid profile. However, statins, the first-line lipid-lowering drug therapy, specifically act on low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), having a modest effect on plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) concentrations. Today, a number of novel HDL-targeted therapies are emerging, along with unexpected side effects. Thus, novel and possibly safe substances, able to correct impaired lipid profile in humans, are still in great demand...
March 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287711/rapid-identification-of-unknown-organic-iodine-in-small-volume-complex-biological-samples-based-on-nanospray-mass-spectrometry-coupled-with-in-tube-solid-phase-microextraction
#5
Qing Chang, Yue'e Peng, Lifen Yun, Qingxin Zhu, Shenghong Hu, Qin Shuai
A new method for rapid screening of unknown organic iodine (OI) in small-volume complex biological samples was developed using in-tube solid phase microextraction (SPME) nanospray mass spectrometry (MS). The method proposed a new identification scheme for OI based on nanospray high-resolution mass spectrometry (HR-MS). The mass ranges of OI ions were confirmed using the t-MS2 scan mode firstly; then, the possible precursor ions of OI were selected and identified orderly in full MS/ddMS2 and t-MS2 scan mode...
March 13, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286302/recent-advances-in-the-detection-of-specific-natural-organic-compounds-as-carriers-for-radionuclides-in-soil-and-water-environments-with-examples-of-radioiodine-and-plutonium
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P H Santschi, C Xu, S Zhang, K A Schwehr, P Lin, C M Yeager, D I Kaplan
Among the key environmental factors influencing the fate and transport of radionuclides in the environment is natural organic matter (NOM). While this has been known for decades, there still remains great uncertainty in predicting NOM-radionuclide interactions because of lack of understanding of radionuclide interactions with the specific organic moieties within NOM. Furthermore, radionuclide-NOM studies conducted using modelled organic compounds or elevated radionuclide concentrations provide compromised information related to true environmental conditions...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285976/high-altitude-illness-in-pilgrims-after-rapid-ascent-to-4380%C3%A2-m
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Ken Zafren, Matiram Pun, Nirajan Regmi, Gobinda Bashyal, Bhuwan Acharya, Subarna Gautam, Sujan Jamarkattel, Shankar Raj Lamichhane, Suman Acharya, Buddha Basnyat
BACKGROUND: The goal of the study was to characterize high altitude illness in Nepali pilgrims. METHODS: We kept standardized records at the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) Temporary Health Camp at Gosainkund Lake (4380 m) in the Nepal Himalaya during the annual Janai Purnima Festival in 2014. Records included rate of ascent and Lake Louise Score (LLS). We defined High Altitude Headache (HAH) as headache alone or LLS = 2. Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) was LLS≥3...
March 9, 2017: Travel Medicine and Infectious Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277894/the-influence-of-comorbidities-on-the-aging-males-symptoms-scale-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction
#8
Jorge Panach-Navarrete, José María Martínez-Jabaloyas
OBJECTIVES: To investigate if certain common age-related comorbidities are related with a positive aging males' symptoms (AMS) test outcome. METHODS: This was a multicentric, transversal, observational study carried out in a male population with erectile dysfunction. Comorbidities and testosterone levels were registered. The relationship between comorbidities, testosterone levels, and the AMS test outcomes was studied using the global score and the sub-scale score components...
March 9, 2017: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268890/amplitude-based-beat-detection-for-atrial-fibrillation-in-pacemaker
#9
Seung Hwan Lee, Hyoun Seok Myoung, Chang Hoon Kang, Eue Keun Choi, Kyoung Joung Lee
Bradycardia is defined as a sinus rhythm of less than 60 beats per minute and atrial tachyarrhythmia including atrial fibrillation (AF) is frequently associated with bradycardia. Pacemaker is the only effective treatment for symptomatic bradycardia and automatic mode switching (AMS) function is built in pacemaker to switch mode in the presence of atrial tachyarrhythmia. AMS algorithms consider appropriate mode switching in case of undersensing or oversensing and this consideration makes their onset time and resynchronization time late...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260890/preparation-of-a-nano-and-micro-fibrous-decellularized-scaffold-seeded-with-autologous-mesenchymal-stem-cells-for-inguinal-hernia-repair
#10
Yinlong Zhang, Yuanyuan Zhou, Xu Zhou, Bin Zhao, Jie Chai, Hongyi Liu, Yifei Zheng, Jinling Wang, Yaozong Wang, Yilin Zhao
Prosthetic meshes used for hernioplasty are usually complicated with chronic pain due to avascular fibrotic scar or mesh shrinkage. In this study, we developed a tissue-engineered mesh (TEM) by seeding autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells onto nanosized fibers decellularized aorta (DA). DA was achieved by decellularizing the aorta sample sequentially with physical, mechanical, biological enzymatic digestion, and chemical detergent processes. The tertiary structure of DA was constituted with micro-, submicro-, and nanosized fibers, and the original strength of fresh aorta was retained...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257233/three-unique-interstitial-macrophages-in-the-murine-lung-at-steady-state
#11
Sophie L Gibbings, Stacey M Thomas, Shaikh M Atif, Alexandra L McCubbrey, A Nicole Desch, Thomas Danhorn, Sonia M Leach, Donna L Bratton, Peter M Henson, William J Janssen, Claudia V Jakubzick
RATIONALE: The current paradigm in macrophage biology is that some tissues mainly contain macrophages from embryonic origin such as microglia in the brain, while other tissues contain postnatal-derived macrophages, such as the gut. However, in the lung and in other organs such as the skin, there are both embryonic and postnatal-derived macrophages. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we demonstrate in the steady-state lung that the mononuclear phagocyte system is comprised of three newly identified interstitial macrophages (IMs), alveolar macrophages (AMs), dendritic cells (DCs) and few extravascular monocytes...
March 3, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254051/chemical-characterization-and-source-apportionment-of-atmospheric-submicron-particles-on-the-western-coast-of-taiwan-strait-china
#12
Liming Cao, Qiao Zhu, Xiaofeng Huang, Junjun Deng, Jinsheng Chen, Youwei Hong, Lingling Xu, Lingyan He
Taiwan Strait is a special channel for subtropical East Asian Monsoon and its western coast is an important economic zone in China. In this study, a suburban site in the city of Xiamen on the western coast of Taiwan Strait was selected for fine aerosol study to improve the understanding of air pollution sources in this region. An Aerodyne high-resolution time-of-flight aerosol mass spectrometer (HR-ToF-AMS) and an Aethalometer were deployed to measure fine aerosol composition with a time resolution of 5 min from May 1 to 18, 2015...
February 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252969/in-vitro-and-in-silico-tools-to-assess-extent-of-cellular-uptake-and-lysosomal-sequestration-of-respiratory-drugs-in-human-alveolar-macrophages
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Ayşe Ufuk, Frauke Assmus, Laura Francis, Jonathan Plumb, Valeriu Damian, Michael Gertz, J Brian Houston, Aleksandra Galetin
Accumulation of respiratory drugs in human alveolar macrophages (AMs) has not been extensively studied in vitro and in silico despite its potential impact on therapeutic efficacy and/or occurrence of phospholipidosis. The current study aims to characterize the accumulation and subcellular distribution of drugs with respiratory indication in human AMs and to develop an in silico mechanistic AM model to predict lysosomal accumulation of investigated drugs. The data set included 9 drugs previously investigated in rat AM cell line NR8383...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252042/understanding-the-emergence-of-modern-humans-and-the-disappearance-of-neanderthals-insights-from-kaldar-cave-khorramabad-valley-western-iran
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Behrouz Bazgir, Andreu Ollé, Laxmi Tumung, Lorena Becerra-Valdivia, Katerina Douka, Thomas Higham, Jan van der Made, Andrea Picin, Palmira Saladié, Juan Manuel López-García, Hugues-Alexandre Blain, Ethel Allué, Mónica Fernández-García, Iván Rey-Rodríguez, Diego Arceredillo, Faranak Bahrololoumi, Moloudsadat Azimi, Marcel Otte, Eudald Carbonell
Kaldar Cave is a key archaeological site that provides evidence of the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in Iran. Excavations at the site in 2014-2015 led to the discovery of cultural remains generally associated with anatomically modern humans (AMHs) and evidence of a probable Neanderthal-made industry in the basal layers. Attempts have been made to establish a chronology for the site. These include four thermoluminescence (TL) dates for Layer 4, ranging from 23,100 ± 3300 to 29,400 ± 2300 BP, and three AMS radiocarbon dates from charcoal samples belonging to the lower part of the same layer, yielding ages of 38,650-36,750 cal BP, 44,200-42,350 cal BP, and 54,400-46,050 cal BP (all at the 95...
March 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251400/effects-of-rapid-ascent-on-the-heart-rate-variability-of-individuals-with-and-without-acute-mountain-sickness
#15
Ming Ling Yih, Fang-Chi Lin, Heng-Sheng Chao, Han-Chen Tsai, Shi-Chuan Chang
PURPOSE: Through time- and frequency-domain analysis, we compared the effects of acute hypobaric hypoxia on the changes in heart rate variability (HRV) following night sleeping and morning awakening in individuals with and without acute mountain sickness (AMS). METHOD: Thirty-nine nonacclimatised healthy individuals were transported by bus from sea level to 3150 m within 3 h. Short-term HRV was measured two times a day-before sleeping (BS) and after awakening (AA)- at 3 days before ascent (T0), two consecutive nights at 3150 m (T1 and T2), and 2 days after descent (T3)...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248054/-age-related-androgen-deficiency-and-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-how-to-improve-the-rehabilitation-of-patients-after-transurethral-surgery
#16
A G Martov, D V Ergakov
RELEVANCE: Age-related androgen deficiency often coexists with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), which requires surgical treatment. At the same time, severe lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to BPH are considered a relative contraindication to testosterone replacement therapy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the importance of correcting age-related androgen deficiency in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia after transurethral operations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised 60 patients with androgen deficiency (plasma testosterone levels below12...
December 2016: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28246333/distinct-electron-transfer-from-ferredoxin-thioredoxin-reductase-to-multiple-thioredoxin-isoforms-in-chloroplasts
#17
Keisuke Yoshida, Toru Hisabori
Thiol-based redox regulation is considered to support light-responsive control of various chloroplast functions. The redox cascade via ferredoxin-thioredoxin reductase (FTR)/thioredoxin (Trx) has been recognized as a key to transmitting reducing power; however, the Arabidopsis thaliana genome sequencing has revealed that as many as five Trx subtypes encoded by a total of ten nuclear genes are targeted to chloroplasts. Because each Trx isoform seems to have a distinct target selectivity, the electron distribution from FTR to multiple Trxs is thought to be the critical branch point for determining the consequence of chloroplast redox regulation...
February 28, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243424/relationship-between-time-management-skills-and-anxiety-and-academic-motivation-of-nursing-students-in-tehran
#18
Arezoo Mohamadkhani Ghiasvand, Manijeh Naderi, Mansoureh Zagheri Tafreshi, Farzane Ahmadi, Meimanat Hosseini
INTRODUCTION: Time management skills are essential for nursing students' success, and development of clinical competence. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between time management skills and anxiety and academic motivation of nursing students in Tehran medical sciences universities in 2015. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was carried out on 441 nursing students in three medical universities in Tehran. Random stratified sampling was done to select the samples...
January 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243206/spo2-and-heart-rate-during-a-real-hike-at-altitude-are-significantly-different-than-at-its-simulation-in-normobaric-hypoxia
#19
Nikolaus C Netzer, Linda Rausch, Arn H Eliasson, Hannes Gatterer, Matthias Friess, Martin Burtscher, Stephan Pramsohler
Rationale: Exposures to simulated altitude (normobaric hypoxia, NH) are frequently used in preparation for mountaineering activities at real altitude (hypobaric hypoxia, HH). However, physiological responses to exercise in NH and HH may differ. Unfortunately clinically useful information on such differences is largely lacking. This study therefore compared exercise responses between a simulated hike on a treadmill in NH and a similar field hike in HH. Methods: Six subjects (four men) participated in two trials, one in a NH chamber and a second in HH at an altitude of 4,205 m on the mountain Mauna Kea...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28243080/mir-344b-1-3p-targets-tlr2-and-negatively-regulates-tlr2-signaling-pathway
#20
Hong Xu, Yuting Wu, Li Li, Weifeng Yuan, Deming Zhang, Qitao Yan, Zhenhui Guo, Wenjie Huang
OBJECTIVES: COPD is an abnormal inflammatory response characterized by decreased expression of TLR2 in patients, which is suggested to induce invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA). MicroRNAs (miRNAs) have been shown to play important roles in the pathogenesis of human respiratory system disorders. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify the miRNAs involved in the regulation of TLR2 signaling in COPD. MATERIALS AND METHODS: miRNA microarray analysis was performed to screen for the dysregulated miRNAs in alveolar macrophages (AMs) isolated from COPD rats...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
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