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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793296/older-age-at-multiple-sclerosis-onset-is-an-independent-factor-of-poor-prognosis-a-population-based-cohort-study
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775205/therapy-related-hematological-malignancies-after-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy-with-177-lu-dota-octreotate-incidence-course-predicting-factors-in-patients-with-gep-nets
#2
Hendrik Bergsma, Kirsten van Lom, Mark Konijnenberg, Boen Kam, Jaap Teunissen, Wouter de Herder, Eric Krenning, Dik Kwekkeboom
Peptide Receptor Radionuclide Therapy (PRRT) may induce long-term toxicity to the bone marrow (BM). The aim of this study was to analyze persistent dysfunction of the hematopoietic system after PRRT with (177)Lu-DOTATATE in patients with gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs). Methods: The incidence and course of persistent hematological dysfunction (PHD) was analyzed in 274 (=GEP-NET) out of 367 patients with somatostatin receptor-positive tumors. PHD was defined as diagnosis of Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML), Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN), Myelodysplastic/Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN) or otherwise unexplained cytopenia (for more than 6 months)...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765764/focal-ablation-for-atrial-tachycardia-from-the-double-exit-of-the-marshall-bundle-inducing-atrial-fibrillation
#3
Jung Yeon Chin, Jong Woo Kim, Ki-Woon Kang
Atrial fibrillation (AF) from the ligament/vein of Marshall (LOM/VOM) has previously been described. We report the case of a 23-year-old woman with an antiarrhythmic drug-resistant AF induced by two distinct atrial tachycardias (ATs). Focal ablation of these ATs from the double-exit of the Marshall bundle using a three-dimensional map eliminated AF triggering, even though pulmonary vein electrical isolation is the cornerstone for paroxysmal AF. Such mechanisms are important as triggering factors to plan ablation for paroxysmal AF...
August 2017: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765086/spectrum-of-atrial-arrhythmias-using-the-ligament-of-marshall-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Aman Chugh, Hitinder S Gurm, Kavita Krishnasamy, Mohammed Saeed, Watchara Lohawijarn, Kyle Hornsby, Ryan Cunnane, Hamid Ghanbari, Rakesh Latchamsetty, Thomas Crawford, Krit Jongnarangsin, Frank Bogun, Hakan Oral, Fred Morady
BACKGROUND: The role of the ligament of Marshall (LOM) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) has not been well defined. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the role of the LOM in patients with AF and related arrhythmias. METHODS: Fifty-six patients (mean age 63 ± 11 years; persistent AF in 48 [86%]; ejection fraction 0.49 ± 0.13; left atrial diameter 4.7 ± 0.6 cm) with LOM-mediated arrhythmias were included. RESULTS: A LOM-pulmonary vein (PV) connection was present in 18 patients (32%) and was eliminated with radiofrequency (RF) ablation at the left lateral ridge or crux (n = 12), at the mitral annulus (n = 3), or with alcohol/ethanol (EtOH) ablation of the vein of Marshall (VOM; n = 3)...
July 29, 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761796/the-salivary-gland-salivation-stimulating-peptide-from-locusta-migratoria-lom-sg-sasp-is-not-a-typical-neuropeptide
#5
Jan A Veenstra
The salivary gland salivation stimulating peptide was identified from the salivary glands of the migratory locust by its ability to stimulate cAMP production in the same tissue. The gene coding for this peptide has recently been identified and been shown to code for a precursor consisting of a signal peptide, several copies of the peptide separated by Lys-Arg doublets and a few other peptides. These data are consistent with it being a neuropeptide. However, antiserum raised to this peptide labels the acini of the salivary glands while RT-PCR only gives positive results in the salivary gland, but not in any ganglion of the central nervous system...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756658/polymers-for-3d-printing-and-customized-additive-manufacturing
#6
Samuel Clark Ligon, Robert Liska, Jürgen Stampfl, Matthias Gurr, Rolf Mülhaupt
Additive manufacturing (AM) alias 3D printing translates computer-aided design (CAD) virtual 3D models into physical objects. By digital slicing of CAD, 3D scan, or tomography data, AM builds objects layer by layer without the need for molds or machining. AM enables decentralized fabrication of customized objects on demand by exploiting digital information storage and retrieval via the Internet. The ongoing transition from rapid prototyping to rapid manufacturing prompts new challenges for mechanical engineers and materials scientists alike...
August 9, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746432/late-onset-multiple-sclerosis-concerns-in-aging-patients
#7
Claudia Beatriz de Campos Lotti, Acary Souza Bulle Oliveira, Denis Bernardi Bichuetti, Isac de Castro, Enedina Maria Lobato Oliveira
Late onset multiple sclerosis (LOMS) is when the first symptom starts after 50 years of age, representing 4.5% of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. This study describes the clinical characteristics of patients with LOMS followed at a specialized MS center in São Paulo. Data was obtained from medical records of 742 patients with MS. The LOMS frequency was 4.18%, median age at onset was 54 years and the predominant disease course was primary progressive (64.3%). The patients reached the disability landmarks of EDSS grades 3...
July 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725184/sevoflurane-induces-coherent-slow-delta-oscillations-in-rats
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Jennifer A Guidera, Norman E Taylor, Justin T Lee, Ksenia Y Vlasov, JunZhu Pei, Emily P Stephen, J Patrick Mayo, Emery N Brown, Ken Solt
Although general anesthetics are routinely administered to surgical patients to induce loss of consciousness, the mechanisms underlying anesthetic-induced unconsciousness are not fully understood. In rats, we characterized changes in the extradural EEG and intracranial local field potentials (LFPs) within the prefrontal cortex (PFC), parietal cortex (PC), and central thalamus (CT) in response to progressively higher doses of the inhaled anesthetic sevoflurane. During induction with a low dose of sevoflurane, beta/low gamma (12-40 Hz) power increased in the frontal EEG and PFC, PC and CT LFPs, and PFC-CT and PFC-PFC LFP beta/low gamma coherence increased...
2017: Frontiers in Neural Circuits
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685297/hemodynamic-effects-of-lipid-based-oxygen-microbubbles-via-rapid-intravenous-injection-in-rodents
#9
Katherine J Black, Andrew T Lock, Lindsay M Thomson, Alexis R Cole, Xiaoqi Tang, Brian D Polizzotti, John N Kheir
PURPOSE: Low oxygen levels, or hypoxemia, is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in critically ill patients. Hypoxemia is typically addressed by increasing the fraction of inspired oxygen, the use of mechanical ventilation, or more invasive measures. Recently, the injection of oxygen gas directly into the bloodstream by packaging it within lipid-based oxygen microbubbles (LOMs) has been explored. The purpose of this work is to examine the acute hemodynamic effects of intravenous injections of LOMs...
July 6, 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682329/unesco-geopark-stop-ruining-turkey-s-geological-heritage
#10
A M Celal Şengör, Nalan Lom
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 5, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666470/the-effects-of-chronic-and-acute-physical-activity-on-working-memory-performance-in-healthy-participants-a-systematic-review-with-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#11
Azeem Rathore, Barbara Lom
BACKGROUND: Understanding how physical activity (PA) influences cognitive function in populations with cognitive impairments, such as dementia, is an increasingly studied topic yielding numerous published systematic reviews. In contrast, however, there appears to be less interest in examining associations between PA and cognition in cognitively healthy individuals. Therefore, the objective of this review was to evaluate and synthesize randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies that investigated the effects of both chronic and acute PA on working memory performance (WMP) in physically and cognitively healthy individuals...
June 30, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639168/sensitivity-of-chaos-measures-in-detecting-stress-in-the-focusing-control-mechanism-of-the-short-sighted-eye
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Karen M Hampson, Matthew P Cufflin, Edward A H Mallen
When fixating on a stationary object, the power of the eye's lens fluctuates. Studies have suggested that changes in these so-called microfluctuations in accommodation may be a factor in the onset and progression of short-sightedness. Like many physiological signals, the fluctuations in the power of the lens exhibit chaotic behaviour. A breakdown or reduction in chaos in physiological systems indicates stress to the system or pathology. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the chaos in fluctuations of the power of the lens changes with refractive error, i...
August 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145159/non-hla-gene-polymorphisms-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-associations-with-disease-outcome
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M Alberdi-Saugstrup, C Enevold, M Zak, S Nielsen, E Nordal, L Berntson, A Fasth, M Rygg, K Müller
OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that non-HLA single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with the risk of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) are risk factors for an unfavourable disease outcome at long-term follow-up. METHODS: The Nordic JIA cohort is a prospective multicentre study cohort of patients from the Nordic countries. In all, 193 patients met the inclusion criteria of having an 8 year follow-up assessment and available DNA sample. Seventeen SNPs met the inclusion criteria of having significant associations with JIA in at least two previous independent study cohorts...
February 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066659/percutaneous-epicardial-ablation-of-incessant-atrial-tachycardia-originating-from-the-left-atrial-appendage
#14
Ji-Eun Ban, Tae Young Park, Sang-Weon Park
A 38-year-old woman presented with antiarrhythmic drug-refractory atrial tachycardia (AT). Holter recording demonstrated incessant episodes of AT followed by a long sinus pause. Electrophysiologic study revealed that the earliest endocardial activation was observed at the neck of the left atrial appendage (LAA). After unsuccessful endocardial ablation, epicardial access via a percutaneous subxiphoid approach demonstrated that the earliest epicardial atrial activation was observed on the opposite site to the endocardial LAA neck suggestive of ligament of Marshall (LOM) muscle sleeve as regarding the epicardial sharp potentials under guidance of a circular mapping catheter...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063087/antimicrobial-activity-and-acute-toxicity-of-ozonated-lomefloxacin-solution
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Amanda Marchi Duarte de Oliveira, Milena Guedes Maniero, Caio Rodrigues-Silva, José Roberto Guimarães
Lomefloxacin (LOM) is a synthetic antimicrobial from the fluoroquinolone family (FQ) used as a veterinary and human drug. Once in the environment, LOM may pose a risk to aquatic and terrestrial microorganisms due to its antimicrobial activity. This study evaluated the effect of ozonation of LOM (500 μg L(-1)), the residual antimicrobial activity against Escherichia coli and acute toxicity against Vibrio fischeri. In addition, degradation products were investigated by UHPLC-MS/MS and proposed. Ozonation was carried out varying the applied ozone dose from 0 to 54...
March 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003645/hmsn-lom-in-12-czech-patients-with-one-unusual-case-due-to-uniparental-isodisomy-of-chromosome-8
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Dana Šafka Brožková, Jaroslava Paulasová Schwabová, Jana Neupauerová, Jana Sabová, Marcela Krůtová, Vladimír Peřina, Marie Trková, Petra Laššuthová, Pavel Seeman
Hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy-type Lom (HMSNL), also known as CMT4D, a demyelinating neuropathy with late-onset deafness is an autosomal recessive disorder threatening Roma population worldwide. The clinical phenotype was reported in several case reports before the gene discovery. HMSNL is caused by a homozygous founder mutation p.Arg148* in the N-Myc downstream-regulated gene 1. Here, we report findings from the Czech Republic, where HMSNL was found in 12 Czech patients from eight families. In these 12 patients, 11 of the causes were due to p...
March 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995443/pseudohypoparathyroidism-one-gene-several-syndromes
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O Tafaj, H Jüppner
Pseudohypoparathyroidism (PHP) and pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism (PPHP) are caused by mutations and/or epigenetic changes at the complex GNAS locus on chromosome 20q13.3 that undergoes parent-specific methylation changes at several sites. GNAS encodes the alpha-subunit of the stimulatory G protein (Gsα) and several splice variants thereof. Heterozygous inactivating mutations involving the maternal GNAS exons 1-13 cause PHP type Ia (PHP1A). Because of much reduced paternal Gsα expression in certain tissues, such as the proximal renal tubules, thyroid, and pituitary, there is little or no Gsα protein in the presence of maternal GNAS mutations, thus leading to PTH-resistant hypocalcemia and hyperphosphatemia...
April 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982524/a-novel-ndrg1-mutation-in-a-non-romani-patient-with-cmt4d-hmsn-lom
#18
Giuseppe Piscosquito, Stefania Magri, Paola Saveri, Micaela Milani, Claudia Ciano, Laura Farina, Franco Taroni, Davide Pareyson
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease type 4D (CMT4D), also known as hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy Lom type (HMSNL), is an autosomal recessive, early onset, severe demyelinating neuropathy with hearing loss, caused by N-Myc downstream-regulated gene 1 (NDRG1) mutations. CMT4D is rare with only three known mutations, one of which (p.Arg148Ter) is found in patients of Romani ancestry and accounts for the vast majority of cases. We report a 38-year-old Italian female with motor development delay, progressive neuropathy, and sensorineural deafness...
March 2017: Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System: JPNS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977403/clinical-and-molecular-characterization-of-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome-in-a-chinese-population
#19
Ho Ming Luk
BACKGROUND: The objective of this study was to examine the clinical and molecular features, genotype-phenotype correlation and the efficacy of different diagnostic criteria for predicting a positive molecular test in Chinese Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS) patients. METHODS: A retrospective tertiary-wide study was performed in Hong Kong with 27 molecularly confirmed BWS patients between January 2010 and September 2015. RESULTS: It was observed that 48...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827897/comparative-analysis-of-toxic-responses-of-organic-extracts-from-diesel-and-selected-alternative-fuels-engine-emissions-in-human-lung-beas-2b-cells
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Helena Libalova, Pavel Rossner, Kristyna Vrbova, Tana Brzicova, Jitka Sikorova, Michal Vojtisek-Lom, Vit Beranek, Jiri Klema, Miroslav Ciganek, Jiri Neca, Katerina Pencikova, Miroslav Machala, Jan Topinka
This study used toxicogenomics to identify the complex biological response of human lung BEAS-2B cells treated with organic components of particulate matter in the exhaust of a diesel engine. First, we characterized particles from standard diesel (B0), biodiesel (methylesters of rapeseed oil) in its neat form (B100) and 30% by volume blend with diesel fuel (B30), and neat hydrotreated vegetable oil (NEXBTL100). The concentration of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their derivatives in organic extracts was the lowest for NEXBTL100 and higher for biodiesel...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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