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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778503/autoinflammatory-mutation-in-nlrc4-reveals-an-lrr-lrr-oligomerization-interface
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Fiona Moghaddas, Ping Zeng, Yuxia Zhang, Heike Schützle, Sebastian Brenner, Sigrun R Hofmann, Reinhard Berner, Yuanbo Zhao, Bingtai Lu, Xiaoyun Chen, Li Zhang, Suyun Cheng, Stefan Winkler, Kai Lehmberg, Scott W Canna, Peter E Czabotar, Ian P Wicks, Dominic De Nardo, Christian M Hedrich, Huasong Zeng, Seth L Masters
BACKGROUND: Monogenic autoinflammatory disorders are characterised by dysregulation of the innate immune system, for example by gain-of-function mutations in inflammasome forming proteins such as NLRC4. OBJECTIVE: Here we investigate the mechanism by which a novel mutation in the leucine rich repeat (LRR) domain of NLRC4 (c.G1965C, p.W655C) contributes to autoinflammatory disease. METHODS: We studied two unrelated patients with early onset macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) harboring the same de novo mutation in NLRC4...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777714/efficiency-of-neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-and-transcutaneous-nerve-stimulation-on-hemiplegic-shoulder-pain-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
#2
Meimei Zhou, Fang Li, Weibo Lu, Junfa Wu, Song Pei
OBJECTIVE: To compare the efficacy of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) and transcutaneous nerve stimulation (TENS) on hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP). DESIGN: This is a prospective randomized controlled trial (RCT). SETTING: A total of 184 HSP patients, aged 18-80 years, were recruited in the Rehabilitation Hospital from February 2014 to July 2016. The Ethics approval was obtained from the Institutional Review Board of the Hospital...
May 16, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775957/how-treatment-improvement-in-adhd-and-cocaine-dependence-are-related-to-one-another-a-secondary-analysis
#3
Frances R Levin, C Jean Choi, Martina Pavlicova, John J Mariani, Amy Mahony, Daniel J Brooks, Edward V Nunes, John Grabowski
BACKGROUND: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is overrepresented among individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders. We previously reported that treatment with extended release mixed amphetamine salts (MAS-XR) increased abstinence, compared to placebo, among patients with co-occurring ADHD and cocaine dependence. This secondary analysis investigates the temporal relationship between ADHD improvement and cocaine abstinence in the first six weeks of the trial...
May 1, 2018: Drug and Alcohol Dependence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775952/molecular-simulation-and-experimental-validation-of-resorcinol-adsorption-on-ordered-mesoporous-carbon-omc
#4
Zaki Uddin Ahmad, Bing Chao, Mas Iwan Konggidinata, Qiyu Lian, Mark E Zappi, Daniel Dianchen Gang
Numerous research works have been devoted in the adsorption area using experimental approaches. All these approaches are based on trial and error process and extremely time consuming. Molecular simulation technique is a new tool that can be used to design and predict the performance of an adsorbent. This research proposed a simulation technique that can greatly reduce the time in designing the adsorbent. In this study, a new Rhombic ordered mesoporous carbon (OMC) model is proposed and constructed with various pore sizes and oxygen contents using Materials Visualizer Module to optimize the structure of OMC for resorcinol adsorption...
April 27, 2018: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775038/postinfectious-bronchiolitis-obliterans
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La bronquiolitis obliterante es una enfermedad pulmonar crónica infrecuente y grave producto de una lesión del tracto respiratorio inferior. En nuestro país, es más frecuente observarla secundaria a una lesión viral grave, en especial, por adenovirus. La bronquiolitis obliterante se caracteriza por la oclusión parcial o total del lumen de los bronquiolos respiratorios y terminales por tejido inflamatorio y fibrosis, que produce la obstrucción crónica de la vía aérea. Este consenso discute el estado actual del conocimiento en las diferentes áreas de la bronquiolitis obliterante secundaria a una lesión infecciosa...
June 1, 2018: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773408/discrepancy-in-the-genotypic-versus-phenotypic-testing-for-resistance-to-rifampicin-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-a-case-report
#6
Loreto Rapún Mas, Itziar Angulo López, Álvaro Cecilio Irazola, Ana Isabel Betrán Escartín
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 14, 2018: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771161/casting-protocols-following-bont-a-injections-to-treat-spastic-hypertonia-of-the-triceps-surae-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-and-equinus-gait-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Barbara Kelly, Marilyn MacKay-Lyons, Susan Berryman, Joe Hyndman, Ellen Wood
AIM: To study the effects of single versus serial casting post-Botulinum toxin A (BoNT-A) injections on hypoextensibility of triceps surae in children, 2-7 years old, with cerebral palsy and equinus gait. METHODS: A randomized, stratified, parallel, two-group trial was conducted at a pediatric health center with assessments at baseline, precast, postcast and, 1-, 2-, and 6-month follow-ups. One week following BoNT-A injections into triceps surae muscle, a single below-knee cast (n = 10) or 3 serial casts (n = 10) were applied for 3 weeks...
May 17, 2018: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770769/ct-fluoroscopy-guided-percutaneous-osteoplasty-with-or-without-radiofrequency-ablation-in-the-treatment-of-painful-extraspinal-and-spinal-bone-metastases-technical-outcome-and-complications-in-29-patients
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Caroline A Burgard, Julien Dinkel, Frederik Strobl, Philipp M Paprottka, Nicolai Schramm, Maximilian Reiser, Christoph G Trumm
PURPOSE: We aimed to assess the safety and technical outcome of computed tomography (CT) fluoroscopy-guided osteoplasty with or without prior percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in patients with painful osteolyses. METHODS: We performed a retrospective analysis of 29 patients with painful extraspinal and spinal osteolyses (16 women, 13 men; 63.1±14.4 years) who underwent CT fluoroscopy-guided osteoplasty (10-20 mAs tube current) with or without RFA (26 and 14 lesions, respectively), in 33 consecutive procedures from 2002 to 2016...
May 2018: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767567/impact-of-ntrk2-drd2-and-ace-polymorphisms-on-prolactin-levels-in-antipsychotic-treated-patients-with-first-episode-psychosis
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Patricia Gassó, Sergi Mas, Miquel Bioque, Bibiana Cabrera, Antonio Lobo, Ana González-Pinto, Covadonga M Díaz-Caneja, Iluminada Corripio, Eduard Vieta, Josefina Castro-Fornieles, Salvador Sarró, Anna Mané, Julio Sanjuan, Adrián Llerena, Amalia Lafuente, Jerónimo Saiz-Ruiz, Miguel Bernardo
BACKGROUND: Hyperprolactinemia is a common side-effect of antipsychotics (APs), which may trigger serious secondary problems and compromise the adherence to treatment which is crucial for prognosis, especially in patients presenting with a first-episode of psychosis (FEP). AIMS: We evaluated, in some cases for the first time, the effect of polymorphisms in multiple candidate genes on serum prolactin (PRL) levels in an AP-treated FEP cohort recruited in the multicenter PEPs study (Phenotype - genotype and environmental interaction; Application of a predictive model in first psychotic episodes)...
May 1, 2018: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767558/molecular-basis-of-the-counteraction-by-calcium-channel-blockers-of-cyclosporine-nephrotoxicity
#10
Safaa Hicham Hammoud, Sahar Alkhansa, Neamah Mahjoub, Amal Galal Omar, Mahmoud M El-Mas, Assaad A Eid
Nephrotoxicity is a serious side effect for the immunosuppressant drug cyclosporine (CSA). In this study, we tested the hypothesis that administration of calcium channel blockers such as verapamil or nifedipine ameliorate renal CSA-induced renal dysfunction. Furthermore, our study investigates the roles of inflammatory, oxidative, and fibrotic pathways in CSA-induced renal dysfunction. Six groups of male rats (n=6/group) were used and received one of the following treatments for 7 consecutive days: vehicle (cremophor EL, i...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765882/relationship-between-functional-level-and-muscle-thickness-in-young-children-with-cerebral-palsy
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Yeo Reum Choe, Joo Sup Kim, Kee Hoon Kim, Tae Im Yi
Objective: To investigate the relationship between functional level and muscle thickness (MT) of the rectus femoris (RF) and the gastrocnemius (GCM) in young children with cerebral palsy (CP). Methods: The study participants were comprised of 26 children (50 legs) with spastic CP, aged 3-6 years, and 25 age-matched children with typical development (TD, 50 legs). The MT of the RF, medial GCM, and lateral GCM was measured with ultrasound imaging. The functional level was evaluated using the Gross Motor Function Measurement-88 (GMFM-88), Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS), and based on the mobility area of the Korean version of the Modified Barthel Index (K-MBI)...
April 2018: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763372/acetyl-coa-from-inflammation-induced-fatty-acids-oxidation-promotes-hepatic-malate-aspartate-shuttle-activity-and-glycolysis
#12
Tongxin Wang, Weilei Yao, Ji Li, Qiongyu He, Yafei Shao, Feiruo Huang
Hepatic metabolic syndrome is associated with inflammation, as it stimulates the reprogramming of nutrient metabolism and hepatic mitochondria-generated acetyl-CoA. But how acetyl-CoA affects the reprogramming of nutrient metabolism, especially glucose and fatty acids, in the condition of inflammation is still unclear. Here, we used an acute inflammation model in which pigs were injected with lipopolysaccharide (LPS), and found that hepatic glycolysis and fatty acid oxidation are both promoted. Acetyl-proteome profiling of LPS-infected pigs liver showed that inflammatory stress exacerbates the acetylation of mitochondrial proteins...
May 15, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763290/protons-as-versatile-reporters-in-solid-state-nmr-spectroscopy
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Suresh K Vasa, Petra Rovó, Rasmus Linser
Solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (ssNMR) is a spectroscopic technique that is used for characterization of molecular properties in the solid phase at atomic resolution. In particular, using the approach of magic-angle spinning (MAS), ssNMR has seen widespread applications for topics ranging from material sciences to catalysis, metabolomics, and structural biology, where both isotropic and anisotropic parameters can be exploited for a detailed assessment of molecular properties. High-resolution detection of protons long represented the holy grail of the field...
May 15, 2018: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761600/loss-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-2-exacerbates-diabetic-retinopathy-by-promoting-bone-marrow-dysfunction
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Yaqian Duan, Eleni Beli, Sergio Li Calzi, Judith L Quigley, Rehae C Miller, Leni Moldovan, Dongni Feng, Tatiana E Salazar, Sugata Hazra, Jude Al-Sabah, Kakarla V Chalam, Thao Le Phuong Trinh, Marya Meroueh, Troy A Markel, Matthew C Murray, Ruchi J Vyas, Michael E Boulton, Patricia Parsons-Wingerter, Gavin Y Oudit, Alexander G Obukhov, Maria B Grant
Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) is the primary enzyme of the vasoprotective axis of the renin angiotensin system (RAS). We tested the hypothesis that loss of ACE2 would exacerbate diabetic retinopathy by promoting bone marrow dysfunction. ACE2-/y were crossed with Akita mice, a model of type 1 diabetes. When comparing the bone marrow of the ACE2-/y -Akita mice to that of Akita mice, we observed a reduction of both short-term and long-term repopulating hematopoietic stem cells, a shift of hematopoiesis towards myelopoiesis, and an impairment of lineage- c-kit+ hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HS/PC) migration and proliferation...
May 15, 2018: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761281/characteristics-quality-and-contribution-to-signal-detection-of-spontaneous-reports-of-adverse-drug-reactions-via-the-web-radr-mobile-application-a-descriptive-cross-sectional-study
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Ingrid Oosterhuis, Henric Taavola, Philip M Tregunno, Petar Mas, Sara Gama, Victoria Newbould, Ola Caster, Linda Härmark
INTRODUCTION: Spontaneous reporting of suspected adverse drug reactions is key for efficient post-marketing safety surveillance. To increase usability and accessibility of reporting tools, the Web-Recognising Adverse Drug Reactions (WEB-RADR) consortium developed a smartphone application (app) based on a simplified reporting form. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the characteristics, quality and contribution to signals of reports submitted via the WEB-RADR app...
May 14, 2018: Drug Safety: An International Journal of Medical Toxicology and Drug Experience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756776/-19-f-magic-angle-spinning-nmr-spectroscopy-and-density-functional-theory-calculations-of-fluorosubstituted-tryptophans-integrating-experiment-and-theory-for-accurate-determination-of-chemical-shift-tensors
#16
Manman Lu, Sucharita Sarkar, Mingzhang Wang, Jodi Kraus, Matthew Fritz, Caitlin M Quinn, Shi Bai, Sean Holmes, Cecil Dybowski, Glenn P A Yap, Jochem O Struppe, Ivan V Sergeyev, Werner E Maas, Angela M Gronenborn, Tatyana Polenova
The 19 F chemical shift is a sensitive NMR probe of structure and electronic environment in organic and biological molecules. In this report we examine chemical shift parameters of 4F-, 5F-, 6F-, and 7F-substituted crystalline tryptophan by magic angle spinning (MAS) solid-state NMR spectroscopy and density functional theory (DFT). Significant narrowing of the 19 F lines was observed under fast MAS conditions, at spinning frequencies above 50 kHz. The parameters characterizing the 19 F chemical shift tensor are sensitive to the position of the fluorine in the aromatic ring and, to a lesser extent, the chirality of the molecule...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756651/optical-signature-of-nerve-tissue-exploratory-ex-vivo-study-comparing-optical-histological-and-molecular-characteristics-of-different-adipose-and-nerve-tissues
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Andrea J R Balthasar, Torre M Bydlon, Hans Ippel, Marjolein van der Voort, Benno H W Hendriks, Gerald W Lucassen, Geert-Jan van Geffen, Maarten van Kleef, Paul van Dijk, Arno Lataster
BACKGROUND: During several anesthesiological procedures, needles are inserted through the skin of a patient to target nerves. In most cases, the needle traverses several tissues-skin, subcutaneous adipose tissue, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels-to reach the target nerve. A clear identification of the target nerve can improve the success of the nerve block and reduce the rate of complications. This may be accomplished with diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) which can provide a quantitative measure of the tissue composition...
May 14, 2018: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755655/dose-finding-study-of-intensive-weekly-alternating-schedule-of-docetaxel-5-fluorouracil-and-oxaliplatin-fd-fox-regimen-in-metastatic-gastric-cancer
#18
Gemma Bruera, Silvia Massacese, Antonio Galvano, Antonella Dal Mas, Stefano Guadagni, Giuseppe Calvisi, Eugenio Ciacco, Antonio Russo, Enrico Ricevuto
Introduction: Proper administration timing, dose-intensity, efficacy/toxicity ratio of triplet docetaxel (DTX), 5-fluorouracil (5-FU), and oxaliplatin (OXP) should be improved to safely perform three-drugs intensive first line in advanced gastric cancer (GC). This dose-finding study investigated recommended 5-FU and OXP doses, safety of triplet regimen and preliminary activity. Methods: Schedule: 12h-timed-flat-infusion 5-FU 700-1000 mg/m2 /d 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, with 100 mg/m2 /d increase for dose level; DTX 50 mg/m2 d 1, 15 fixed dose, OXP at three increasing dose-levels 60-70-80 mg/m2 d 8, 22, every 4 weeks...
April 17, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754183/correction-to-dimerization-of-at-2-and-mas-receptors-in-control-of-blood-pressure
#19
Sanket Patel, Tahir Hussain
In the original publication, the Fig. 1 caption contains an error. The original article has been corrected.
May 12, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753900/dorsal-longitudinal-t-myelotomy-bischof-ii-technique-a-useful-antiquated-procedure-for-treatment-of-intractable-spastic-paraplegia
#20
Bunpot Sitthinamsuwan, Inthira Khampalikit, Luckchai Phonwijit, Akkapong Nitising, Sarun Nunta-Aree, Sirilak Suksompong
OBJECTIVE: Dorsal longitudinal T-myelotomy is a long-established operation to treat severe spastic paraplegia. The present study aimed to report this surgical technique and investigate the efficacy of T-myelotomy for spasticity relief. METHODS: All cases undergoing T-myelotomy for treatment of intractable spastic paraplegia during 2009-2017 were included. The spasticity severity was evaluated using the Modified Ashworth Scale (MAS), Penn Spasm Frequency Scale (PSFS), Adductor Tone Rating Scale (ATRS), degree of passive range of motion (PROM), and occurrence of abdominal muscle spasms...
May 10, 2018: World Neurosurgery
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