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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643170/predictors-and-incidence-of-orthostatic-headache-associated-with-lumbar-drain-placement-following-endoscopic-endonasal-skull-base-surgery
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Buqing Liang, Sathwik R Shetty, Sacit Bulent Omay, Joao Paulo Almeida, Shilei Ni, Yu-Ning Chen, Armando S Ruiz-Treviño, Vijay K Anand, Theodore H Schwartz
BACKGROUND: Orthostatic headache (OH) is a potential complication of lumbar drainage (LD) usage. The incidence and risk factors for OH with the use of lumbar drainage during endoscopic endonasal procedures have not been documented. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of post-procedure OHs associated with placement of LD in patients undergoing endoscopic endonasal procedures. METHODS: We prospectively noted the placement of LDs in a consecutive series of endoscopic endonasal skull base surgeries...
June 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637949/comparative-analysis-of-allyl-isothiocyanate-aitc-induced-carbohydrate-oxidation-changes-via-trpv1-between-mice-and-chickens
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Fuminori Kawabata, Yuko Kawabata, Ruojun Liang, Shotaro Nishimura, Shoji Tabata
Postprandial hyperglycemia is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. It has been reported that intragastric administration of allyl isothiocyanate (AITC), which is one of the pungent ingredients of wasabi and horseradish but it is not included in hot chili pepper, increased carbohydrate oxidation and reduced postprandial increase of blood glucose via transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1)in mice. However, the action site of AITC on TRPV1 for increasing carbohydrate oxidation is unclear. Both mammalian and chicken TRPV1 (cTRPV1) are activated by heat and acid, but unlike its mammalian counterpart, cTRPV1 is only faintly activated by capsaicin...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637815/the-pro-inflammatory-cytokine-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-excites-subfornical-organ-neurons
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Nick James Simpson, Alastair V Ferguson
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine implicated in cardiovascular and autonomic regulation via actions in the central nervous system. TNFα(-/-) mice do not develop angiotensin II (ANG II)-induced hypertension, and administration of TNFα into the bloodstream of rats increases blood pressure and sympathetic tone. Recent studies have shown that lesion of the subfornical organ (SFO) attenuates the hypertensive and autonomic effects of TNFα, while direct administration of TNFα into the SFO increases blood pressure, suggesting the SFO to be a key site for the actions of TNFα...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633046/macrophages-with-cellular-backpacks-for-targeted-drug-delivery-to-the-brain
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Natalia L Klyachko, Roberta Polak, Matthew J Haney, Yuling Zhao, Reginaldo J Gomes Neto, Michael C Hill, Alexander V Kabanov, Robert E Cohen, Michael F Rubner, Elena V Batrakova
Most potent therapeutics are unable to cross the blood-brain barrier following systemic administration, which necessitates the development of unconventional, clinically applicable drug delivery systems. With the given challenges, biologically active vehicles are crucial to accomplishing this task. We now report a new method for drug delivery that utilizes living cells as vehicles for drug carriage across the blood brain barrier. Cellular backpacks, 7-10 μm diameter polymer patches of a few hundred nanometers in thickness, are a potentially interesting approach, because they can act as drug depots that travel with the cell-carrier, without being phagocytized...
June 17, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624560/intracranial-hypotension-following-traumatic-brain-injury-a-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-challenge
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Jacob Chen Ming Low, Anan Shtaya, Samantha Hettige
BACKGROUND: Intracranial hypotension (IH) is a recognised cause of coma, however, the diagnosis is often challenging, especially in patients with superimposed traumatic brain injury (TBI). CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 67-year-old patient who became comatose following evacuation of bilateral acute subdural haematomas with concurrent respiratory failure. Imaging and intraparenchymal intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring confirmed secondary IH. She was managed with an epidural blood patch, and a 72 hours period in the trendelenberg position guided by ICP monitoring and clinical assessment...
June 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622417/the-antimigraine-butterbur-ingredient-isopetasin-desensitises-peptidergic-nociceptors-via-the-transient-receptor-potential-ankyrin-1-channel
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Silvia Benemei, Francesco De Logu, Simone Li Puma, Ilaria Maddalena Marone, Elisabetta Coppi, Filippo Ugolini, Wolfgang Liedtke, Pollastro Federica, Giovanni Appendino, Pierangelo Geppetti, Serena Materazzi, Romina Nassini
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The mechanism of the antimigraine action of butterbur [Petasites hybridus (L.) Gaertn.] is unknown. Here, we investigated the ability of isopetasin, a major butterbur constituent, to specifically target the transient receptor ankyrin 1 (TRPA1) channel and to affect functional responses relevant to migraine. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Single cell calcium imaging and patch-clamp recordings in human and rodent TRPA1-expressing cells, neurogenic motor responses in isolated rat/mouse urinary bladder, release of calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) from mouse spinal cord in vitro, and facial rubbing in mice and meningeal blood flow in rat were examined...
June 16, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611555/a-case-of-gastric-antral-vascular-ectasia-which-was-aggravated-by-acid-reducer
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Yukiomi Nakade, Tomonori Ozeki, Hiroyuki Kanamori, Tadahisa Inoue, Takaya Yamamoto, Yuji Kobayashi, Norimitsu Ishii, Tomohiko Ohashi, Kiyoaki Ito, Masashi Yoneda
Gastric antral vascular ectasia (GAVE) is known to be characterized by red patches or spots in a diffuse or linear array in the antrum of the stomach. The precise etiology of GAVE remains to be elucidated. Argon plasma laser coagulation (APC) has been used to control oozing from GAVE; however, there is no satisfactory long-term effect of APC in the control of oozing from GAVE. An acid reducer is used after APC because even physiological acid exposure might delay post-APC ulcer healing. We describe the case of a patient who had used an acid reducer and experienced repeated gastrointestinal hemorrhage due to GAVE...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608147/coarctation-index-predicts-recurrent-aortic-arch-obstruction-following-surgical-repair-of-coarctation-of-the-aorta-in-infants
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Gregory Adamson, Tara Karamlou, Phillip Moore, Luz Natal-Hernandez, Sarah Tabbutt, Shabnam Peyvandi
Recurrent aortic arch obstruction (RAAO) remains a major cause of morbidity following surgical neonatal repair of coarctation of the aorta (CoA). Elucidating predictors of RAAO can identify high-risk patients and guide postoperative management. The Coarctation index (CoA-I), defined as the ratio of the diameter of the narrowest aortic arch segment to the diameter of the descending aorta, has been used to help diagnose RAAO in neonates following the Norwood Procedure. We sought to assess the predictive value of the CoA-I on RAAO after CoA repair in infants with biventricular circulation...
June 12, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605895/hydrogel-patches-on-live-cells-through-surface-mediated-polymerization
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Pei-Jung Wu, Jacob L Lilly, Roberto Arreaza, Brad J Berron
Many naturally-occurring cells possess an intrinsic ability to cross biological barriers that block conventional drug delivery, and these cells offer a possible mode of active transport across the blood brain barrier or into the core of tumor masses. While many technologies exist to form complete, nanoparticle loaded coatings on cells, a complete coating on the cell surface would disrupt the interaction of cells with their environments. To address this issue, cell surface patches that partially cover cell surfaces might provide a superior approach for cell mediated therapeutic delivery...
June 12, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600120/effects-of-cevimeline-on-excitability-of-parasympathetic-preganglionic-neurons-in-the-superior-salivatory-nucleus-of-rats
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Yoshihiro Mitoh, Hirotaka Ueda, Hiroyuki Ichikawa, Masako Fujita, Motoi Kobashi, Ryuji Matsuo
The superior salivatory nucleus (SSN) contains parasympathetic preganglionic neurons innervating the submandibular and sublingual salivary glands. Cevimeline, a muscarinic acetylcholine receptor (mAChR) agonist, is a sialogogue that possibly stimulates SSN neurons in addition to the salivary glands themselves because it can cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB). In the present study, we examined immunoreactivities for mAChR subtypes in SSN neurons retrogradely labeled with a fluorescent tracer in neonatal rats...
May 30, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592699/lower-affinity-of-isradipine-for-l-type-ca-2-channels-during-substantia-nigra-dopamine-neuron-like-activity-implications-for-neuroprotection-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Nadine J Ortner, Gabriella Bock, Antonios Dougalis, Maria Kharitonova, Johanna Duda, Simon Hess, Petronel Tuluc, Thomas Pomberger, Nadia Stefanova, Florian Pitterl, Thomas Ciossek, Herbert Oberacher, Henning J Draheim, Peter Kloppenburg, Birgit Liss, Jörg Striessnig
Ca(2+)-influx through L-type Ca(2+)-channels (LTCCs) is associated with activity-related stressful oscillations of Ca(2+)-levels within dopaminergic (DA) neurons in the substantia nigra (SN), which may contribute to their selective degeneration in Parkinson's disease (PD). LTCC blockers were neuroprotective in mouse neurotoxin models of PD and isradipine is currently undergoing testing in a phase-III clinical trial in early PD. We report no evidence for neuroprotection by in vivo pretreatment with therapeutically relevant isradipine plasma levels, or Cav1...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592685/robotic-navigation-to-sub-cortical-neural-tissue-for-intracellular-electrophysiology-in-vivo
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William Andrew Stoy, Ilya Kolb, Gregory Holst, Yi J Liew, Aurelie Pala, Bo Yang, Edward S Boyden, Garrett B Stanley, Craig R Forest
In vivo studies of neurophysiology using the whole-cell patch clamp technique enable exquisite access to both intracellular dynamics and cytosol of cells in the living brain but are underrepresented in deep subcortical nuclei due to fouling of the sensitive electrode tip. We have developed an autonomous method to navigate electrodes around obstacles such as blood vessels, after identifying them as a source of contamination during regional pipette localization (RPL) in vivo. In mice, robotic navigation prevented fouling of the electrode tip, increasing RPL success probability 3 mm below the pial surface to 82% (n=72/88) over traditional, linear localization (25%, n=24/95) and resulted in high quality thalamic whole-cell recordings with average access resistance (32...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589410/computational-segmentation-of-collagen-fibers-in-bone-matrix-indicates-bone-quality-in-ovariectomized-rat-spine
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Diaa Eldin S Daghma, Deeksha Malhan, Paul Simon, Sabine Stötzel, Stefanie Kern, Fathi Hassan, Katrin Susanne Lips, Christian Heiss, Thaqif El Khassawna
Bone loss varies according to disease and age and these variations affect bone cells and extracellular matrix. Osteoporosis rat models are widely investigated to assess mechanical and structural properties of bone; however, bone matrix proteins and their discrepant regulation of diseased and aged bone are often overlooked. The current study considered the spine matrix properties of ovariectomized rats (OVX) against control rats (Sham) at 16 months of age. Diseased bone showed less compact structure with inhomogeneous distribution of type 1 collagen (Col1) and changes in osteocyte morphology...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588575/gut-associated-lymphoid-tissue-a-key-tissue-inside-the-mucosal-immune-system-of-hens-immunized-with-escherichia-coli-f4
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Maria F Peralta, Alejandra Magnoli, Fabrisio Alustiza, Armando Nilson, Raúl Miazzo, Adriana Vivas
Immunoglobulin Y (IgY) is the predominant antibody found in hen's (Gallus domesticus) egg yolk. This antibody, developed against several microorganisms in hen egg yolk, has been successfully used as an alternative to immunoglobulins from mammals for use in immunodiagnostics and immunotherapy. Enteropathogenic Escherichia coli (E.coli) F4 is the main etiological agent associated with swine neonatal diarrhea, and it causes notable economic losses in swine production. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between humoral immune response and the activation of gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT) in laying hens intramuscularly immunized with E...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587565/anterolateral-popliteal-puncture-technique-a-novel-retrograde-approach-for-chronic-femoropopliteal-occlusions
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Michinao Tan, Kazushi Urasawa, Ryoji Koshida, Takuya Haraguchi, Shunsuke Kitani, Yasumi Igarashi, Katsuhiko Sato
PURPOSE: To describe the feasibility and safety of an anterolateral popliteal puncture technique as a retrograde access to chronic total occlusions (CTOs) in the femoropopliteal segment. METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients (mean age 75.1±10.9 years; 13 women) with symptomatic femoropopliteal occlusive disease underwent endovascular therapy via a retrograde access using the anterolateral popliteal puncture technique. With the patient supine, the P3 segment of the popliteal artery was accessed with a sheathless technique intended to provide minimally invasive access...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554661/using-dr52c-ni-2-mimotope-tetramers-to-detect-ni-2-reactive-cd4-t-cells-in-patients-with-joint-replacement-failure
#16
Yan Zhang, Yang Wang, Kirsten Anderson, Andrey Novikov, Zikou Liu, Karin Pacheco, Shaodong Dai
T cell mediated hypersensitivity to nickel (Ni(2+)) is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis. Ni(2+)sensitization may also contribute to the failure of Ni(2+) containing joint implants, and revision to non-Ni(2+) containing hardware can be costly and debilitating. Previously, we identified Ni(2+) mimotope peptides, which are reactive to a CD4(+) T cell clone, ANi2.3 (Vα1, Vβ17), isolated from a Ni(2+) hypersensitive patient with contact dermatitis. This T cell is restricted to major histocompatibility complex class II (MHCII) molecule, Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA)-DR52c (DRA, DRB3*0301)...
May 26, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552053/microneedle-patches-as-drugs-and-vaccine-delivery-platform
#17
Junwei Li, Mingtao Zeng, Hu Shan, Chunyi Tong
BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous delivery is the ideal method for delivering therapeutic reagents or vaccines into skin. With their promise of self-administration, cost-effective and high efficiency, microneedle patches have been studied intensively as therapeutic and vaccination delivery platform that replaces injection by syringe. This review aims to summarize the recent advancements of microneedle patches in application for drugs and vaccine delivery. METHODS: We review the most of recently published papers on microneedle patches, summarized their evolution, classification, state- of the-art capabilities and discuss promising application in drugs and vaccine delivery...
May 26, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538737/lymphatic-endothelial-s1p-promotes-mitochondrial-function-and-survival-in-naive-t-cells
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Alejandra Mendoza, Victoria Fang, Cynthia Chen, Madhavika Serasinghe, Akanksha Verma, James Muller, V Sai Chaluvadi, Michael L Dustin, Timothy Hla, Olivier Elemento, Jerry E Chipuk, Susan R Schwab
Effective adaptive immune responses require a large repertoire of naive T cells that migrate throughout the body, rapidly identifying almost any foreign peptide. Because the production of T cells declines with age, naive T cells must be long-lived. However, it remains unclear how naive T cells survive for years while constantly travelling. The chemoattractant sphingosine 1-phosphate (S1P) guides T cell circulation among secondary lymphoid organs, including spleen, lymph nodes and Peyer's patches, where T cells search for antigens...
May 24, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538330/simultaneous-surgical-decompression-of-bilateral-subdural-hematoma-and-an-administration-of-epidural-blood-patch-for-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension
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Ramamani Mariappan, Amitav Philip, Edmond J Gandham, Krishnaprabhu Raju
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May 19, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538006/evaluation-and-management-of-patch-test-negative-patients-with-generalized-dermatitis
#20
Alison Spiker, Christen M Mowad
BACKGROUND: Patients with generalized dermatitis are common in dermatology practices. Allergic contact dermatitis is often suspected, and patients frequently undergo patch testing. When patch testing result is negative, further evaluation and management of these patients are challenging. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to survey members of the American Contact Dermatitis Society regarding the evaluation and management of patch test-negative patients with generalized dermatitis...
May 23, 2017: Dermatitis
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