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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330155/amlexanox-inhibits-cerebral-ischemia-induced-delayed-astrocytic-high-mobility-group-box-1-release-and-subsequent-brain-damage
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Sebok Kumar Halder, Hiroshi Ueda
High-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) is increased in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum during the early- and late-phases of brain ischemia and is known to contribute to brain damage. However, detailed characterization underlying cell type-specific HMGB1 release and pathophysiological roles of extracellularly released HMGB1 in ischemic brain remain unclear. Here, we examined cell type-specific HMGB1 release and therapeutic potential of amlexanox, an inhibitor of non-classical release, and an anti-HMGB1 antibody against ischemic brain damage...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327448/the-saliva-proteome-of-dogs-variations-within-and-between-breeds-and-between-species
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Sabah Pasha, Taichi Inui, Iain Chapple, Stephen Harris, Lucy Holcombe, Melissa M Grant
Saliva is a complex multifunctional fluid that bathes the oral cavity to assist in soft and hard tissue maintenance, lubrication, buffering, defence against microbes and initiating digestion of foods. It has been extensively characterised in humans but its protein composition in dogs remains poorly characterised, yet could explain (patho) physiological differences between individuals, breeds and with humans. This pilot discovery study aimed to characterise canine saliva from two breeds, Labrador retrievers and Beagles, and to compare this with human saliva using quantitative mass spectrometry...
January 12, 2018: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310925/th17-lineage-cells-in-pulmonary-sarcoidosis-and-l%C3%A3-fgren-s-syndrome-friend-or-foe
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Jelle R Miedema, Ylva Kaiser, Caroline E Broos, Marlies S Wijsenbeek, Johan Grunewald, Mirjam Kool
Sarcoidosis, a multisystem granulomatous disorder, has historically been classified as Th1-driven disease. However, increasing data demonstrate a key role of Th17-cell plasticity in granuloma formation and maintenance. In Löfgren's syndrome (LS), an acute and distinct phenotype of sarcoidosis with a favorable outcome, differences in Th17-lineage cell subsets, cytokine expression and T-cell suppressive mechanisms may account for differences in clinical presentation as well as prognosis compared to non-LS sarcoidosis...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306403/serum-titers-of-autoantibodies-against-%C3%AE-synuclein-and-tau-in-child-and-adulthood
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Isabell Kuhn, Tobias Rogosch, Theresa I Schindler, Björn Tackenberg, Michael Zemlin, Rolf F Maier, Richard Dodel, Yannick Kronimus
Autoreactive antibodies against the proteins alpha-synuclein (α-syn) and tau are detectable in body fluids of both healthy and diseased elderly people. However, nothing is known about their presence or titers in children. To close this gap and to characterize their temporary expression levels, we used ELISA techniques to investigate the serum titers of α-syn and tau reactive autoantibodies in 37 and 32 adults and 37 and 31 children, respectively. Most serum samples from the children exhibited both antibody types and interestingly, the levels were similar to those observed in the adult serum samples...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305607/novel-insight-into-the-role-of-cftr-in-lacrimal-gland-duct-function-in-mice
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Orsolya Berczeli, Eszter Vizvári, Máté Katona, Dénes Török, László Szalay, Ferenc Rárosi, István Németh, Zoltán Rakonczay, Péter Hegyi, Chuanqing Ding, Edit Tóth-Molnár
Purpose: The role of cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) in lacrimal gland (LG) function has only recently received some attention, mainly from our group. In the present study, we investigated the potential changes of LG pathology, tear secretion, ocular surface integrity, and fluid secretion in isolated LG ducts from CFTR knockout (KO) mice. Methods: Tear production and ocular surface integrity were investigated in anesthetized wild-type (WT) and KO mice using cotton threads and fluorescein staining, respectively...
January 1, 2018: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304308/acute-kidney-injury-and-sepsis
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Steven J Skube, Stephen A Katz, Jeffrey G Chipman, Christopher J Tignanelli
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, both acute kidney injury (AKI) and sepsis are significant clinical complications, particularly in critical care patients. Sepsis is an important cause of AKI, and AKI is a common complication of sepsis. METHODS: We reviewed the literature, including current practice guidelines, on sepsis-associated AKI. RESULTS: We assessed causes of renal failure, potential mechanisms of sepsis-associated acute kidney injury, current practice guidelines, diagnostic criteria and methods, prevention strategies, treatment options, and outcomes...
January 5, 2018: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288014/efficacy-of-different-cooling-technologies-for-therapeutic-temperature-management-a-prospective-intervention-study
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Petra Sonder, Gladys N Janssens, Albertus Beishuizen, Connie L Henry, Jon C Rittenberger, Clifton W Callaway, Cameron Dezfulian, Kees H Polderman
BACKGROUND: Mild therapeutic hypothermia (32-36 °C) is associated with improved outcomes in patients with brain injury after cardiac arrest (CA). Various devices are available to induce and maintain hypothermia, but few studies have compared the performance of these devices. We performed a prospective study to compare four frequently used cooling systems in inducing and maintaining hypothermia followed by controlled rewarming. METHODS: We performed a prospective multi-centered study in ten ICU's in three hospitals within the UPMC health system...
December 26, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277358/protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial-regarding-the-effectiveness-of-fluoroscopy-guided-manual-lymph-drainage-for-the-treatment-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphoedema-effort-bcrl-trial
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Tessa De Vrieze, Lore Vos, Nick Gebruers, Wiebren A A Tjalma, Sarah Thomis, Patrick Neven, Ines Nevelsteen, An De Groef, Liesbeth Vandermeeren, Jean-Paul Belgrado, Nele Devoogdt
OBJECTIVES: Lymphoedema is a dreadful complication following breast cancer therapy. According to the International Society of Lymphology, the consensus treatment for breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL) is the decongestive lymphatic therapy. This is a two-phase treatment and combines different treatment modalities including skin care, manual lymphatic drainage (MLD), compression therapy and exercise. However, the additional effect of MLD is debated since pooled data only demonstrated a limited non-significant additional value...
December 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277332/cytokine-chemokine-elevation-during-the-transition-phase-from-hsv-encephalitis-to-autoimmune-anti-nmda-receptor-encephalitis
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Takanori Omae, Yoshiaki Saito, Hirokazu Tsuchie, Koyo Ohno, Yoshihiro Maegaki, Hiroshi Sakuma
A 3-year-old girl suffered from anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate (anti-NMDA) receptor encephalitis after resolution of herpes simplex virus encephalitis (HSE). Methylprednisolone pulse and immunoglobulin therapies showed little effect, but the patient completely recovered after six courses of monthly cyclophosphamide pulse therapy and successive maintenance on mycophenolate mofetil for one year. Anti-NMDA receptor antibody in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) was minimally detected during the prodromal febrile period and then was seen to be markedly elevated at the onset of second encephalopathy phase...
December 22, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276792/hydration-health-literacy-in-the-elderly
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Dominic Picetti, Stephen Foster, Amanda K Pangle, Amy Schrader, Masil George, Jeanne Y Wei, Gohar Azhar
BACKGROUND: Inadequate hydration in the elderly is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. However, few studies have addressed the knowledge of elderly individuals regarding hydration in health and disease. Gaps in health literacy have been identified as a critical component in health maintenance, and promoting health literacy should improve outcomes related to hydration associated illnesses in the elderly. METHODS: We administered an anonymous survey to community-dwelling elderly (n = 170) to gauge their hydration knowledge...
December 7, 2017: Nutrition and Healthy Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29273916/characterization-of-ecto-nucleotidases-in-human-oviducts-with-an-improved-approach-simultaneously-identifying-protein-expression-and-in-situ-enzyme-activity
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María Lina Villamonte, Benjamín Torrejón-Escribano, Aitor Rodríguez-Martínez, Carla Trapero, August Vidal, Inmaculada Gómez de Aranda, Jean Sévigny, Xavier Matías-Guiu, Mireia Martín-Satué
Extracellular ATP and its hydrolysis product adenosine modulate various reproductive functions such as those taking place in oviducts, including contraction, beating of cilia, and maintenance of fluid composition that, in turn, influences sperm capacitation and hyperactivation, as well as oocyte and embryo nourishing. Ecto-nucleotidases are the enzymes that regulate extracellular ATP and adenosine levels, thus playing a role in reproduction. We have optimized a convenient method for characterizing ecto-nucleotidases that simultaneously localizes the protein and its associated enzyme activity in the same tissue slice and characterizes ecto-nucleotidases in human oviducts...
December 22, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242249/acidosis-and-deafness-in-patients-with-recessive-mutations-in-foxi1
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Sven Enerbäck, Daniel Nilsson, Noel Edwards, Mikael Heglind, Sumaya Alkanderi, Emma Ashton, Asma Deeb, Feras E B Kokash, Abdulrahim R A Bakhsh, William Van't Hoff, Stephen B Walsh, Felice D'Arco, Arezoo Daryadel, Soline Bourgeois, Carsten A Wagner, Robert Kleta, Detlef Bockenhauer, John A Sayer
Maintenance of the composition of inner ear fluid and regulation of electrolytes and acid-base homeostasis in the collecting duct system of the kidney require an overlapping set of membrane transport proteins regulated by the forkhead transcription factor FOXI1. In two unrelated consanguineous families, we identified three patients with novel homozygous missense mutations in FOXI1 (p.L146F and p.R213P) predicted to affect the highly conserved DNA binding domain. Patients presented with early-onset sensorineural deafness and distal renal tubular acidosis...
December 14, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239057/in-which-preterm-labor-patients-is-intravenous-maintenance-tocolysis-effective
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Satoshi Yoneda, Noriko Yoneda, Kaori Fukuta, Tomoko Shima, Akitoshi Nakashima, Arihiro Shiozaki, Osamu Yoshino, Mika Kigawa, Taketoshi Yoshida, Shigeru Saito
AIM: We evaluated whether maintenance tocolysis (intravenous ritodrine hydrochloride and/or magnesium sulfate) was effective in cases of spontaneous preterm labor with intact membranes. METHODS: One hundred and thirty preterm labor patients who reached 36 weeks of gestation by maintenance tocolysis were selected. Immediate delivery (ID) after ceasing maintenance tocolysis was defined as an 'effective case'. The correlated factors between ID and no immediate delivery (NID) were statistically analyzed...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238349/the-roles-of-glycodelin-in-cancer-development-and-progression
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REVIEW
Juan Cui, Yanguo Liu, Xiuwen Wang
Glycodelin is a kind of glycoprotein expressed in secretory endometrium, pregnancy deciduas, and amniotic fluid originally, which is vital for the maintenance of normal human reproductive activities. Recent researches have reported that glycodelin is specifically expressed in various malignancies, including female-specific cancers such as endometrial cancer, ovarian cancer and breast cancer, and non-gender specific cancers including lung cancer, and colon cancer, and glycodelin expression correlates with the diagnosis and prognosis of cancer patients...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234998/reduction-of-cardiopulmonary-renal-complications-with-serum-bnp-guided-volume-status-management-in-posthepatectomy-patients
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Sameer H Patel, Bradford J Kim, Ching-Wei D Tzeng, Yun Shin Chun, Claudius Conrad, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Thomas A Aloia
BACKGROUND: After hepatectomy, over- and under-resuscitations induce cardiopulmonary complications and acute kidney injury, respectively, leading to significant perioperative morbidity and mortality. Unlike serum chemistries or urine output, serum brain natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels have been shown to accurately reflect current intravascular fluid balance without influence from alterations of hormonal axes. Based on these data, this study was designed to measure the impact of a serum BNP-guided hepatobiliary fluid protocol on the incidence of posthepatectomy cardiopulmonary/renal complications...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233618/nutritional-impact-on-gene-expression-and-competence-of-oocytes-used-to-support-embryo-development-and-livebirth-by-cloning-procedures-in-goats
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C C L Fernandes, L H Aguiar, C E M Calderón, A M Silva, J P M Alves, R Rossetto, L R Bertolini, M Bertolini, D Rondina
Changes in the nutritional plan have been shown to affect oocyte quality, crucial to oocyte donors animals used in cloning. This study aimed to evaluate the impact of diets with increasing nutritional levels (maintenance diet=M; 1.3M; 1.6M; 1.9M) fed to goats for four weeks on follicular fluid composition, gene expression and oocyte competence used to cloning in goats. Donor females were superovulated for the retrieval of matured oocytes and physical measurements reported. After four weeks, groups receiving diets above maintenance increased thickness of subcutaneous adipose tissue and body weight, with higher values in 1...
October 19, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231874/the-role-of-aquaporins-in-ocular-lens-homeostasis
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REVIEW
Kevin L Schey, Rosica S Petrova, Romell B Gletten, Paul J Donaldson
Abstract: Aquaporins (AQPs), by playing essential roles in the maintenance of ocular lens homeostasis, contribute to the establishment and maintenance of the overall optical properties of the lens over many decades of life. Three aquaporins, AQP0, AQP1 and AQP5, each with distinctly different functional properties, are abundantly and differentially expressed in the different regions of the ocular lens. Furthermore, the diversity of AQP functionality is increased in the absence of protein turnover by age-related modifications to lens AQPs that are proposed to alter AQP function in the different regions of the lens...
December 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226989/transcriptome-characterization-of-male-accessory-glands-in-ants-to-identify-molecules-involved-in-their-reproductive-success
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A Gotoh, S Shigenobu, K Yamaguchi, S Kobayashi, F Ito, K Tsuji
In insects, seminal fluid proteins that are produced by male accessory glands and transferred to females during mating have key functions in sperm competition and sperm physiology that lead to male reproductive success. In ants, male reproductive success also depends on the longevity of sperm stored in the queen's spermatheca because their sexual offspring are usually produced only after a prolonged storage period. We identified genes that were up-regulated in the male accessory glands relative to the bodies of Crematogaster osakensis to characterize the reproductive molecules associated with male reproductive success in ants...
December 11, 2017: Insect Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223612/predictive-value-of-focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma-fast-for-laparotomy-in-unstable-polytrauma-egyptians-patients
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Adel Hamed Elbaih, Sameh T Abu-Elela
PURPOSE: The emergency physicians face significant clinical uncertainty when multiple trauma patients arrive in the emergency department (ED). The priorities for assessment and treatment of polytrauma patients are established in the primary survey. Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) is very essential clinical skill during trauma resuscitation. Use of point of care ultrasound among the trauma team working in the primary survey in emergency care settings is lacking in Suez Canal University Hospitals even ultrasound machine not available in ED...
December 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220343/two-techniques-to-sample-non-volatiles-in-breath-exemplified-by-methadone
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Göran Ljungkvist, Shahid Ullah, Åsa Tinglev, Karina Stein, Björn Bake, Per Larsson, Ann-Charlotte Almstrand, Emilia Viklund, Oscar Hammar, Sören Sandqvist, Olof Beck, Anna-Carin Olin
The particles in exhaled breath provide a promising matrix for the monitoring of pathological processes in the airways, and also allow exposure to exogenous compounds to be to assessed. The collection is easy to perform and is non-invasive. The aim of the present study is to assess if an exogenous compound-methadone-is distributed in the lining fluid of small airways, and to compare two methods for collecting methadone in particles in exhaled breath. Exhaled particles were collected from 13 subjects receiving methadone maintenance treatment...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
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