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Angela Sparago, Flavia Cerrato, Andrea Riccio
Background: Loss of paternal methylation (LOM) of the H19/IGF2 intergenic differentially methylated region ( H19/IGF2 :IG-DMR) causes alteration of H19/IGF2 imprinting and Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS). Recently, internal deletions of the H19/IGF2 :IG-DMR have been associated with LOM and SRS when present on the paternal chromosome. In contrast, previously described deletions, most of which cause gain of methylation (GOM) and Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) on maternal transmission, were consistently associated with normal methylation and phenotype if paternally inherited...
2018: Clinical Epigenetics
Hyun Jung Koo, Hojin Ha, Joon-Won Kang, Jeong A Kim, Jae-Kwan Song, Hwa Jung Kim, Tae-Hwan Lim, Dong Hyun Yang
BACKGROUND: Although pannus is an important cause of prosthetic valve dysfunction, the minimum pannus size that can induce hemodynamic dysfunction has not yet been determined. This study investigated the correlation between the limitation of motion (LOM) of the prosthetic valve and pannus extent and determined the pannus extent that could induce severe aortic stenosis. METHODS: This study included 49 patients who underwent mechanical aortic valve replacement (AVR) and showed pannus on cardiac computed tomography (CT)...
February 19, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
Helena Libalova, Pavel Rossner, Kristyna Vrbova, Tana Brzicova, Jitka Sikorova, Michal Vojtisek-Lom, Vit Beranek, Jiri Klema, Miroslav Ciganek, Jiri Neca, Miroslav Machala, Jan Topinka
Modern vehicles equipped with Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engine have emerged as an important source of particulate emissions potentially harmful to human health. We collected and characterized gasoline exhaust particles (GEPs) produced by neat gasoline fuel (E0) and its blends with 15% ethanol (E15), 25% n-butanol (n-But25) and 25% isobutanol (i-But25). To study the toxic effects of organic compounds extracted from GEPs, we analyzed gene expression profiles in human lung BEAS-2B cells. Despite the lowest GEP mass, n-But25 extract contained the highest concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), while i-But25 extract the lowest...
February 9, 2018: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
Haiming Tang, Xiaoping Xiao, Chao Li, Ke Wang, Lijun Guo, Kaikai Cheng, Geng Sun, Xiaochen Pan
Soil organic matter (SOM) content and soil aggregation are essential components of soil structure, which plays an important role in soil quality and fertility. Also, the SOM content, aggregation, and humus substances in paddy field were affected by application of fertilization practices. However, there is still limited information about the effects of long-term different fertilization practices on soil aggregation and carbon content in the humic acid (C-HAF), fulvic acid (C-FAF), and humin (C-HUM) fractions under double-cropping rice (Oryza sativa L...
February 6, 2018: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
Evgeny V Arshava, Raffaele J Marchigiani, Henning Gerke, Rami El Abiad, Ronald J Weigel, Kalpaj R Parekh, John Keech
BACKGROUND: Per oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) has gained increasing popularity for treating achalasia. A multidisciplinary approach may allow safe and early adoption of POEM into clinical practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of our initial POEM cases. All procedures were performed by a team of interventional gastroenterologist and thoracic surgeon. We analyzed demographics, comorbidities, achalasia subtypes, length of hospital stay, duration of surgery, morbidity, mortality, length of myotomy, preoperative and postoperative Eckardt scores...
January 18, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
J N Jakobsen, T Urup, K Grunnet, A Toft, M D Johansen, S H Poulsen, I J Christensen, A Muhic, H S Poulsen
The combination of lomustine and bevacizumab is a commonly used salvage treatment for recurrent glioblastoma (GBM). We investigated the toxicity and efficacy of lomustine plus bevacizumab (lom-bev) in a community-based patient cohort and made a comparison to another frequently used combination therapy consisting of irinotecan plus bevacizumab (iri-bev). Seventy patients with recurrent GBM were treated with lomustine 90 mg/m2 every 6 weeks and bevacizumab 10 mg/kg every 2 weeks. Toxicity was registered and compared to the toxicity observed in 219 recurrent GBM patients who had previously been treated with irinotecan 125 mg/m2 and bevacizumab 10 mg/kg every 2 weeks...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Tatsuya Ohtonari, Nobuharu Nishihara, Shinzo Ota, Akio Tanaka
OBJECTIVE: We investigated CSF dynamics at CCJ using Time-SLIP MRI to demonstrate the significance of ventral and dorsal combined CSF dynamics in assessing CSF flow disturbance in patients with CM-I. METHODS: Fifteen examinations were performed in nine cases of CM-I (three females patients; mean age, 24.7 years; age range, 11-46 years) before or after craniocervical decompression. The longitudinal maximum movement of the caudal edge of tagged mid-sagittal CSF at CCJ was measured as a LOM, and total on the ventral and dorsal sides was defined as total LOM...
January 8, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Pargol Hashemi, Kris Barreto, Wendy Bernhard, Adam Lomness, Nicolette Honson, Tom A Pfeifer, P Richard Harrigan, Ivan Sadowski
Highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) has improved the outlook for the HIV epidemic, but does not provide a cure. The proposed "shock-and-kill" strategy is directed at inducing latent HIV reservoirs, which may then be purged via boosted immune response or targeting infected cells. We describe five novel compounds that are capable of reversing HIV latency without affecting the general T-cell activation state. The new compounds exhibit synergy for reactivation of latent provirus with other latency-reversing agents (LRAs), in particular ingenol-3-angelate/PEP005...
December 15, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
Kang-Jae Shin, Hyun Jin Shin, Shin-Hyo Lee, Ki-Seok Koh, Wu-Chul Song
To investigate the topographical relationship between the frontal branch of the superficial temporal artery (FSTA) and the temporal branch of the facial nerve (TFN) with the aim of preventing nerve injury during FSTA biopsy. Fifty-seven hemifaces of 33 cadavers were dissected. Vertical lines drawn to the lateral orbital margin (LOM) and the superior root of the helix were used as the anterior and posterior reference positions, respectively. Horizontal lines drawn through the supraorbital margin and lateral canthus were used as the superior and inferior reference points, respectively...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
Dustin A Greenhill, Arianna Trionfo, Frederick V Ramsey, Scott H Kozin, Dan A Zlotolow
PURPOSE: To identify the rate of and predictive variables for functionally limited shoulder internal rotation in postoperative patients with brachial plexus birth palsy. METHODS: Records of patients with brachial plexus birth palsy who had surgery on the affected upper extremity during a 10-year period were retrospectively reviewed. Patient demographics, physical examinations, and all upper extremity procedures were recorded. Loss of midline function (LOM) was defined as a Modified Mallet Scale or Active Movement Scale (AMS) internal rotation score <3...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
Corey L Campbell, Laura B Dickson, Saul Lozano-Fuentes, Punita Juneja, Francis M Jiggins, William C Black
BACKGROUND: Some populations of West African Aedes aegypti, the dengue and zika vector, are reproductively incompatible; our earlier study showed that divergence and rearrangements of genes on chromosome 1, which bears the sex locus (M), may be involved. We also previously described a proposed cryptic subspecies SenAae (PK10, Senegal) that had many more high inter-sex FST genes on chromosome 1 than did Ae.aegypti aegypti (Aaa, Pai Lom, Thailand). The current work more thoroughly explores the significance of those findings...
December 4, 2017: BMC Genomics
Mari Muurinen, Katariina Hannula-Jouppi, Lovisa E Reinius, Cilla Söderhäll, Simon Kebede Merid, Anna Bergström, Erik Melén, Göran Pershagen, Marita Lipsanen-Nyman, Dario Greco, Juha Kere
Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) is a growth retardation syndrome in which loss of methylation on chromosome 11p15 (11p15 LOM) and maternal uniparental disomy for chromosome 7 [UPD(7)mat] explain 20-60% and 10% of the syndrome, respectively. To search for a molecular cause for the remaining SRS cases, and to find a possible common epigenetic change, we studied DNA methylation pattern of more than 450 000 CpG sites in 44 SRS patients. Common to all three SRS subgroups, we found a hypomethylated region at the promoter region of HOXA4 in 55% of the patients...
November 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
Michal Vojtíšek-Lom, Vít Beránek, Vojtěch Klír, Petr Jindra, Martin Pechout, Tomáš Voříšek
Exhaust emissions of eight Euro 6 light duty vehicles - two station wagons and six vans - half powered by diesel fuel and half by compressed natural gas (CNG) were examined using both chassis dynamometer and on-road testing. A portable on-board FTIR analyzer was used to measure concentrations of reactive nitrogen compounds - NO, NO2 and ammonia, of CO, formaldehyde, acetaldehyde and greenhouse gases CO2, methane and N2O. Exhaust flow was inferred from engine control unit data. Total emissions per cycle were compared and found to be in good agreement with laboratory measurements of NOX, CO and CO2 during dynamometer tests...
November 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
Carlo Sorce, Marco Persiano Leporatti, Mauro Lenzi
Seasonal changes of high density Chaetomorpha linum mats were studied in an eutrophic coastal lagoon. We measured biomass and specific growth rate and analyzed water quality, sediment labile organic matter (LOM), photosynthetic efficiency and pigments in two areas: one subjected to sediment resuspension and algal mass shuffling through specific boats and the other left undisturbed. Low disturbance enhanced algal survival under critical summer conditions, by reducing LOM and promoting growth through thalli fragmentation...
October 28, 2017: Marine Pollution Bulletin
Carles Otero, Mikel Aldaba, Fuensanta A Vera-Diaz, Jaume Pujol
SIGNIFICANCE: The accommodative response is more affected by the type of refractive error than the method of stimulation, field of view (FOV), or stimulus depth. PURPOSE: This study aims to analyze the effect of stimulation method, stimulus depth, and FOV on the accommodation response (AR) for emmetropes (EMM), late-onset myopes (LOM), and early-onset myopes (EOM). METHODS: Monocular AR was measured in 26 young observers (n = 9 EMM, n = 8 LOM, n = 9 EOM) under 60 different viewing conditions that were the result of permuting the following factors: (1) stimulation method (free space or Badal lens viewing), (2) stimulus depth (flat or volumetric), (3) FOV (2...
December 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
Li Yang, Max Karlsson
An effective method is proposed that enables one to simultaneously analyze details of numerous holographic grating patterns over a large area. Unlike the conventional approaches relying on sophisticated lighting and optical systems and dark environment, only a flatbed scanner is needed. Thanks to the "rotate-scan" measurement strategy, details of the holographic grating patterns can be obtained, e.g., spatial distribution of the grating patterns, interval and orientation of the grating grooves within each grating pattern, and defects of the holographic patterns...
September 10, 2017: Applied Optics
J Duerinck, S Du Four, F Bouttens, C Andre, V Verschaeve, F Van Fraeyenhove, C Chaskis, N D'Haene, M Le Mercier, A Rogiers, A Michotte, I Salmon, B Neyns
Axitinib is a small molecule tyrosine kinase inhibitor with high affinity and specificity for the family of vascular endothelial growth factor receptors. It has previously demonstrated anti-tumor activity in a small cohort of patients with recurrent glioblastoma (rGB). We conducted a non-comparative randomized phase II clinical trial investigating axitinib monotherapy versus axitinib plus lomustine (LOM) in patients with rGB. Primary endpoint was 6 month progression-free survival (6mPFS). Patients who progressed on axitinib-monotherapy were allowed to cross-over...
October 7, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
Suyon Chang, Young Joo Suh, Kyunghwa Han, Jin Young Kim, Young Jin Kim, Byung-Chul Chang, Byoung Wook Choi
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of pannus in the prosthetic mitral valve (MV) is not well documented. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the clinical significance of pannus on cardiac computed tomography (CT) in patients with a prosthetic MV. METHODS: A total of 130 patients with previous MV replacement who underwent cardiac CT were retrospectively included in this study. The presence of pannus, paravalvular leak (PVL) around the prosthetic MV and limitation of motion (LOM) of the MV were analyzed using CT...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
Ryan L O'Hare Doig, Wissam Chiha, Marcus K Giacci, Nathanael J Yates, Carole A Bartlett, Nicole M Smith, Stuart I Hodgetts, Alan R Harvey, Melinda Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: Following partial injury to the central nervous system, cells beyond the initial injury site undergo secondary degeneration, exacerbating loss of neurons, compact myelin and function. Changes in Ca(2+) flux are associated with metabolic and structural changes, but it is not yet clear how flux through specific ion channels contributes to the various pathologies. Here, partial optic nerve transection in adult female rats was used to model secondary degeneration. Treatment with combinations of three ion channel inhibitors was used as a tool to investigate which elements of oxidative and structural damage related to long term functional outcomes...
August 14, 2017: BMC Neuroscience
Francis Guillemin, Cédric Baumann, Jonathan Epstein, Philippe Kerschen, Teresa Garot, Guillaume Mathey, Marc Debouverie
BACKGROUND: Late-onset multiple sclerosis (LOMS) frequently features a primary progressive (PP) course, strongly predicting severe disability. In this population-based cohort, we estimated the prognostic role of age at multiple sclerosis (MS) onset, independent of PP course, on disability progression. METHODS: The association of age at disease onset (adult, <50 years [AOMS], vs. late, ≥50 years [LOMS]) and time to Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS) score 4 and 6 was estimated by Cox regression modelling...
August 10, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
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