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A Mannewitz, J Bock, S Kreitz, A Hess, J Goldschmidt, H Scheich, Katharina Braun
Learning can be categorized into cue-instructed and spontaneous learning types; however, so far, there is no detailed comparative analysis of specific brain pathways involved in these learning types. The aim of this study was to compare brain activity patterns during these learning tasks using the in vivo imaging technique of single photon-emission computed tomography (SPECT) of regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF). During spontaneous exploratory learning, higher levels of rCBF compared to cue-instructed learning were observed in motor control regions, including specific subregions of the motor cortex and the striatum, as well as in regions of sensory pathways including olfactory, somatosensory, and visual modalities...
January 16, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337014/the-anatomic-analysis-of-the-vidian-canal-and-the-surrounding-structures-concerning-vidian-neurectomy-using-computed-tomography-scans
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Gülay Açar, Aynur Emine Çiçekcibaşı, İbrahim Çukurova, Kemal Emre Özen, Muzaffer Şeker, İbrahim Güler
INTRODUCTION: The type of endoscopic approach chosen for vidian neurectomy can be specified by evaluating the vidian canal and the surrounding sphenoid sinus structures. OBJECTIVE: The variations and morphometry of the vidian canal were investigated, focusing on the functional correlations between them which are crucial anatomical landmarks for preoperative planning. METHODS: This study was performed using paranasal multidetector computed tomography images that were obtained with a section thickening of 0...
December 26, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331615/increased-brain-glucocorticoid-actions-following-social-defeat-in-rats-facilitates-the-long-term-establishment-of-social-subordination
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Meltem Weger, Yannick Sevelinges, Jocelyn Grosse, Isabelle Guillot de Suduiraut, Olivia Zanoletti, Carmen Sandi
Social rank is frequently established through aggressive encounters between new conspecifics. Despite increasing evidence suggesting that social rank is critical for the well-being of both humans and animals, knowledge about the factors influencing social rank remain scarce. Stress was previously shown to affect the establishment and maintenance of social hierarchies in rats. Likewise, increasing systemic corticosterone levels post-encounter in the emerging subordinate rat facilitates the long-term establishment of social subordination...
January 10, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316846/acute-stress-evokes-sexually-dimorphic-stressor-specific-patterns-of-neural-activation-across-multiple-limbic-brain-regions-in-adult-rats
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Ankit Sood, Karina Chaudhari, Vidita A Vaidya
Stress enhances the risk for psychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression. Stress responses vary across sex and may underlie the heightened vulnerability to psychopathology in females. Here, we examined the influence of acute immobilization stress (AIS) and a two-day short-term forced swim stress (FS) on neural activation in multiple cortical and subcortical brain regions, implicated as targets of stress and in the regulation of neuroendocrine stress responses, in male and female rats using Fos as a neural activity marker...
January 10, 2018: Stress: the International Journal on the Biology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305851/quantitative-assessment-of-inflow-malposition-in-two-continuous-flow-left-ventricular-assist-devices
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Erik N Sorensen, Zachary N Kon, Erika D Feller, Si M Pham, Bartley P Griffith
BACKGROUND: We previously investigated preoperative variables associated with qualitative inflow cannula (IFC) malposition in the Heartmate II continuous-flow left ventricular assist device. In this report, we assess IFC malposition quantitatively in recipients of both the Heartmate II and the Heartware and examine its association with device thrombosis. METHODS: Malposition was quantified based on angular deviation from a hypothetical ideal IFC position in two orthogonal computed tomography (CT) imaging planes...
January 3, 2018: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305036/right-ventricular-structure-and-function-in-the-veteran-ultramarathon-runner-is-there-evidence-for-chronic-maladaptation
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Oliver Rothwell, Keith George, John Somauroo, Rachel Lord, Mike Stembridge, Rob Shave, Martin D Hoffman, Mathew Wilson, Euan Ashley, Francois Haddad, Thijs M H Eijsvogels, David Oxborough
BACKGROUND: It has been proposed that chronic exposure to prolonged strenuous exercise may result in maladaptation of the right ventricle (RV). The of this study aim was to establish RV structure and function, including septal insertion points, using conventional echocardiography and myocardial strain (ε) imaging in a veteran population of ultramarathon runners (UR) and age- and sex-matched controls. METHODS: A retrospective study design provided 40 UR (>35 years old; mean ± SD training experience, 18 ± 12 years) and 24 sedentary controls who had previously undergone conventional two-dimensional, tissue Doppler and speckle-tracking echocardiography to measure RV size and function...
January 3, 2018: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277710/anxiety-neuroinflammation-cholinergic-and-gabaergic-abnormalities-are-early-markers-of-gulf-war-illness-in-a-mouse-model-of-the-disease
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Isabel Carreras, Nurgul Aytan, Tiffany Mellott, Ji-Kyung Choi, Margaret Lehar, Leah Crabtree, Kimberly Leite-Morris, Bruce G Jenkins, Jan Krzysztof Blusztajn, Alpaslan Dedeoglu
Gulf War Illness (GWI) is a chronic disease that affects the 1991 Gulf War (GW) veterans for which treatment is lacking. It has been hypothesized that drugs used to protect military personnel from chemical attacks and insects during the war: pyridostigmine bromide (PB),N, N-diethyl-m-toluamide (DEET), and permethrin (PER) together with stress may have contributed collectively and synergistically to generate GWI. There is a need to find markers of pathology to be used in pre-clinical trials. For this purpose we employed a previously validated mouse model of GWI evoked by daily exposure to PB (1...
December 22, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276054/drd3-signaling-in-the-lateral-septum-mediates-early-life-stress-induced-social-dysfunction
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Sora Shin, Horia Pribiag, Varoth Lilascharoen, Daniel Knowland, Xiao-Yun Wang, Byung Kook Lim
Early life stress (ELS) in the form of child abuse/neglect is associated with an increased risk of developing social dysfunction in adulthood. Little is known, however, about the neural substrates or the neuromodulatory signaling that govern ELS-induced social dysfunction. Here, we show that ELS-induced downregulation of dopamine receptor 3 (Drd3) signaling and its corresponding effects on neural activity in the lateral septum (LS) are both necessary and sufficient to cause social abnormalities in adulthood...
December 14, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226899/successful-resection-and-reconstruction-of-primary-cardiac-lymphoma
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Barçın Özcem, Hatice Soner Kemal, Özlem Balcıoğlu, Hanife Özkayalar, İlhan Sanisoğlu
Primary cardiac lymphoma (PCL) is one of the rarest tumors of the heart. The most common type is diffuse, large B-cell lymphoma. Most often, the right atrium and the right ventricle are involved, and if not diagnosed and treated in time, it can be fatal. In this case, a female patient underwent an urgent operation for a large, infiltrative, right atrial mass. Extensive resection of the lateral walls of both atria and the interatrial septum as well as reconstruction were performed successfully. The pathological evaluation suggested PCL...
December 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219924/combined-laparoscopic-and-perineal-approach-to-omental-interposition-repair-of-complex-rectovaginal-fistula
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Hester de Bruijn, Yasuko Maeda, Jamie Murphy, Janindra Warusavitarne, Carolynne J Vaizey
INTRODUCTION: Surgical repair of rectovaginal fistula remains a challenge. Complex and recurrent rectovaginal fistula repairs often fail because of scarring and devascularization of the surrounding tissue. Omental interposition may promote healing by introducing bulky vascularized tissue into the rectovaginal septum. TECHNIQUE: With the patient in the lithotomy position, the rectovaginal septum was dissected transperineally up to the fistula tract and the openings on both vaginal and rectal sides were closed using interrupted, absorbable sutures...
January 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29215446/nasal-septal-cavernous-hemangioma
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Ahmet Baki
Hemangiomas are benign tumors originating from the skin, mucosa, muscle, gland, and vascular tissue in the bone. Although it is common in the head and neck region, it is rarely seen in the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. Histologically capillary, cavernous, and mixed types are present, the most common is cavernous-type hemangioma. Cavernous hemangiomas in the nasal cavity, generally originated from the lateral nasal wall, cause symptoms as nasal obstruction and epistaxis. In the author's patient, cavernous hemangioma was originated from the nasal septum, where rarely seen...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209804/efferents-of-anterior-cingulate-areas-24a-and-24b-and-midcingulate-areas-24a-and-24b-in-the-mouse
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Clémentine Fillinger, Ipek Yalcin, Michel Barrot, Pierre Veinante
The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), constituted by areas 25, 32, 24a and 24b in rodents, plays a major role in cognition, emotion and pain. In a previous study, we described the afferents of areas 24a and 24b and those of areas 24a' and 24b' of midcingulate cortex (MCC) in mice and highlighted some density differences among cingulate inputs (Fillinger et al., Brain Struct Funct 222:1509-1532, 2017). To complete this connectome, we analyzed here the efferents of ACC and MCC by injecting anterograde tracers in areas 24a/24b of ACC and 24a'/24b' of MCC...
December 6, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208411/distribution-of-nadph-diaphorase-reactivity-in-the-central-nervous-system-of-the-common-toad-bufo-bufo
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Claudia Pinelli, Arun G Jadhao, Anna Scandurra, Biagio D'Aniello
We examined the distribution of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate-diaphorase (NADPH-d)-reactive elements in the central nervous system (CNS) of the common toad, Bufo bufo. The investigation involved adult male and female toads collected during the breeding season. Labeled neurons of different morphological appearances (weakly or darkly stained, unipolar, bipolar, and multipolar) and fibers were observed across all subdivisions of the amphibian brain. Overall, a similar distribution of NADPH-d-labeled neurons was observed in the brain of male and female toads...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204738/the-association-between-myocardial-fibrosis-and-depressed-capillary-density-in-rat-model-of-left-ventricular-hypertrophy
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Ying Xiao, Yinjie Liu, Jiaming Liu, Y James Kang
Myocardial fibrogenesis is initiated once the coordination between oxygen supply and demand is disrupted in pressure overload-induced cardiac hypertrophy. Clinical observations showed that myocardial fibrosis did not evenly occur in the hypertrophic myocardium. The present study was undertaken to specifically address differential vulnerabilities to fibrogenesis of different regions in the myocardium subjected to pressure overload-induced hypertrophy. SD rats were divided into two groups, sham-operated control and ascending artery constriction-induced cardiac hypotrophy...
December 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187109/modified-in-situ-pericardial-rerouting-technique-for-scimitar-syndrome-repair
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Ignacio Lugones, María Fernanda Biancolini, Victoria Eugenia Zerpa Pacheco, Inés Ana Martínez, Jesús María Maximiliano Damsky Barbosa, Ana María Susana de Dios
Scimitar syndrome repair represents a challenge due to the high incidence of postoperative pulmonary venous obstruction associated with classic surgical strategies. In situ pericardial rerouting technique has been considered a promising alternative approach due to its simplicity and excellent midterm results. Access to the left atrium can be difficult in young patients with severe dextrocardia and hypoplastic right lung. We describe a modification of the original rerouting technique in which the atrial septum is repositioned in order to create a wide opening in the lateral aspect of the left atrium and ensure an adequate size of the reconstructed pathway...
November 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181565/postnatal-myocardium-remodelling-generates-inhomogeneity-in-the-architecture-of-the-ventricular-mass
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Pierre-Simon Jouk, Ba Luu Truong, Gabrielle Michalowicz, Yves Usson
BACKGROUND: The 3D architecture of the ventricular mass is poorly known, although in vivo imaging techniques show the physiological inhomogeneity of ventricular walls mechanics. Polarized light imaging makes it possible to quantitatively analyse the myosin filament orientation. AIMS: In this paper, we focus on the study the 3D architecture and regional isotropy of myocardial cells. METHODS: Twenty normal human hearts, 10 from the perinatal period and 10 from the post-neonatal period were studied by polarized light microscopy...
November 28, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175036/evaluation-of-postoperative-patient-satisfaction-after-covering-the-nasal-dorsum-with-upper-lateral-cartilage-upper-lateral-closing
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Can Alper Çağıcı
INTRODUCTION: Following nasal hump removal during septorhinoplasty, the middle vault should be reconstructed to avoid functional and esthetic problems. Middle vault reconstruction, however, may result in widening of the middle vault and may need a camouflage graft to cover dorsal irregularities. OBJECTIVE: To present the results of reconstructing the middle vault with a technique that covers the nasal dorsum with upper lateral cartilage, from the viewpoint of patient satisfaction...
November 16, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161694/immunohistochemical-localization-of-darpp-32-in-the-brain-of-two-lungfishes-further-assessment-of-its-relationship-with-the-dopaminergic-system
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Jesús M López, Ruth Morona, Agustín González
The distribution of DARPP-32 (a phosphoprotein related to the dopamine D1 receptor) has been widely used as a means to clarify the brain regions with dopaminoceptive cells, primarily in representative species of tetrapods. The relationship between dopaminergic and dopaminoceptive elements is frequently analyzed using the catecholamine marker tyrosine hydroxylase (TH). In the present study, by means of combined immunohistochemistry, we have analyzed these relationships in lungfishes, the only group of sarcopterygian fishes represented by 6 extant species that are the phylogenetically closest living relatives of tetrapods...
November 22, 2017: Brain, Behavior and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151411/-protective-effect-of-thalidomide-on-ali-induced-by-paraquat-poisoning-in-rats-and-its-mechanism
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Tao Liu, Yuan Xie, Mengtong Xu, Fenshuang Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effect of thalidomide on acute lung injury (ALI) induced by paraquat (PQ) poisoning in rats and its possible mechanism. METHODS: Sixty SPF Wistar rats were randomly divided into six groups with 10 rats in each group. The rat model of PQ poisoning was reproduced by intraperitoneal injection of PQ solution 20 mg/kg (PQ model group), and the rats were treated by intraperitoneal injection of gradient thalidomide (50, 100, 200 mg/kg treatment groups) 30 minutes later continuously for 3 days...
November 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146391/small-diameter-hysteroscopic-metroplasty-for-a-septate-uterus-after-open-assisted-laparoscopic-radical-trachelectomy
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Akimasa Takahashi, Hiroyuki Kanao, Nobuhiro Takeshima
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To describe a two-step fertility preservation technique for early-stage cervical cancer of a patient with a complete septate uterus. DESIGN: A step-by-step demonstration and explanation of the technique in a surgical video (Canadian Task Force Classification III). SETTING: Center for cancer, a tertiary referral center. The patient provided informed consent to use images and videos of the procedure. Institutional Review Board approval was not required for this kind of procedure...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
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