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P A Stapleton, C R McBride, J Yi, A B Abukabda, T R Nurkiewicz
Preconceptive health encompasses male and female reproductive capability. In females, this takes into account each of the stages of the estrous cycle. Microvascular reactivity varies throughout the estrous cycle in response to hormonal changes and in preparation for pregnancy. Microvascular alterations in response to engineered nanomaterial (ENM) exposure have been described within 24-hours of inhalation; however, the impact upon the uterine vasculature at differing estrous stages and at late-stage pregnancy is unclear...
March 12, 2018: Reproductive Toxicology
William Wynell-Mayow, Muhammad Zahid Saeed
BACKGROUND: The WHO includes osteoarthritis as a disease of priority, owing to its significant impact on quality of life, and globally increasing prevalence. Hospital budgets are under pressure to ration knee replacements and shorten inpatient stays. Prolonged tourniquet application has been hypothesised to extend recovery through pain and reduced mobility. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 123 elective total knee replacements meeting inclusion criteria took place from July 2015 to October 2017 at the Royal Free Hospital...
March 14, 2018: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
Nazmi Narin, Ozge Pamukcu, Aydin Tuncay, Ali Baykan, Suleyman Sunkak, Onur Tasci, Kazim Uzum, Levent Saltık
Untreated ventricular septal defect (VSD) is an important cause of congestive heart failure in early infancy. Growth is impaired in this population, and surgical closure is challenging because of congestion in the lungs, making infants prone to respiratory infection, and because of their poor nutritional status. The aim of this study is to share our experience with percutaneous VSD closure in patients under 1 year of age. Patients with hemodynamically significant left-to-right shunt, less than 1 year of age, and with VSD diameter ≤ 6 mm were retrospectively included in the study between December 2014 and January 2017...
March 15, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
Stephan A Munich, Marshall C Cress, Leonardo Rangel-Castilla, Ashish Sonig, Christopher S Ogilvy, Giuseppe Lanzino, Ondra Petr, J Mocco, Peter J Morone, Kenneth V Snyder, L Nelson Hopkins, Adnan H Siddiqui, Elad I Levy
BACKGROUND: Neck remnants are not uncommon after endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms. Critics of endovascular treatments for cerebral aneurysms cite neck remnants as evidence in favor of microsurgical clipping. However, studies have failed to evaluate the true clinical significance of aneurysm neck remnants following endovascular therapies. OBJECTIVE: To assess the clinical significance of residual aneurysm necks and to determine the rate of subsequent rupture following coiling or stent-assisted coiling of cerebral aneurysms...
March 8, 2018: Neurosurgery
Marcella Camici, Mercedes Garcia-Gil, Maria Grazia Tozzi
Several physiological functions of adenosine (Ado) appear to be mediated by four G protein-coupled Ado receptors. Ado is produced extracellularly from the catabolism of the excreted ATP, or intracellularly from AMP, and then released through its transporter. High level of intracellular Ado occurs only at low energy charge, as an intermediate of ATP breakdown, leading to hypoxanthine production. AMP, the direct precursor of Ado, is now considered as an important stress signal inside cell triggering metabolic regulation through activation of a specific AMP-dependent protein kinase...
March 9, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Chun-Chun Hu, Xiu Xu, Guo-Liang Xiong, Qiong Xu, Bing-Rui Zhou, Chun-Yang Li, Qi Qin, Chun-Xue Liu, Hui-Ping Li, Yun-Jun Sun, Xiang Yu
Genetic alterations, together with environmental risk factors during infancy and childhood, contribute significantly to the etiology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a heterogeneous neurodevelopmental condition characterized by impairments in social interaction and restricted, repetitive behaviors. Mounting evidence points to a critical contribution of immunological risk factors to the development of ASD. By affecting multiple neurodevelopmental processes, immune system dysfunction could act as a point of convergence between genetics and environmental factors in ASD...
March 9, 2018: Autism Research: Official Journal of the International Society for Autism Research
Eva M Luo, Henry S Opare-Ado, Joseph Adomako, Kwabena A Danso, Talya Peltzman, Frank W J Anderson
Introduction To provide a qualitative perspective on the changes that occurred after newly placed OB/GYNs began working at district hospitals in Ashanti, Ghana. Methods Structured interviews of healthcare professionals were conducted at eight district hospitals located throughout the Ashanti district of Ghana, four with and four without a full-time OB/GYN on staff. Individuals interviewed include: medical superintendents, medical officers, district hospital administrators, OB/GYNs (where applicable), and nurse-midwives...
March 8, 2018: Maternal and Child Health Journal
Veronica Romero, Paula Fitzpatrick, Stephanie Roulier, Amie Duncan, Michael J Richardson, R C Schmidt
Even high functioning children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) exhibit impairments that affect their ability to carry out and maintain effective social interactions in multiple contexts. One aspect of subtle nonverbal communication that might play a role in this impairment is the whole-body motor coordination that naturally arises between people during conversation. The current study aimed to measure the time-dependent, coordinated whole-body movements between children with ASD and a clinician during a conversational exchange using tools of nonlinear dynamics...
2018: PloS One
Sarah M Haigh, Jennifer A Walsh, Carla A Mazefsky, Nancy J Minshew, Shaun M Eack
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is characterized by a variety of social and non-social behavioral deficits. One potential mechanism that could unify this diverse profile of behaviors is slower processing speed. Seventy-six high-functioning adults with ASD were compared to 64 matched controls on standardized measures of processing speed. Participants with ASD were significantly slower on all measures, and on the composite score from the three tests (d's > .65). ASD participants with slower processing speeds scored higher on the ADOS Communication and Reciprocal Social Interaction scale (r = ...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Joey A Muns, Veronica Montserrat, Hendrik-Jan Houthoff, Karlijn Codee-van der Schilden, Oene Zwaagstra, Niels J Sijbrandi, Eugen Merkul, Guus A M S van Dongen
Introduction: Linker instability and impaired tumor targeting can affect tolerability and efficacy of antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs). In order to improve these ADC characteristics, we recently described the use of a metal-organic linker, [ethylenediamineplatinum(II)]2+, herein called "Lx®". Initial therapy studies in xenograft bearing mice revealed that trastuzumab-Lx-auristatin F (trastuzumab-Lx-AF) outperformed its maleimide benchmark trastuzumab-mal-AF and the FDA-approved ado-trastuzumab emtansine, both containing conventional linkers...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
Beniamino Guerra, Sarah R Haile, Bernd Lamprecht, Ana S Ramírez, Pablo Martinez-Camblor, Bernhard Kaiser, Inmaculada Alfageme, Pere Almagro, Ciro Casanova, Cristóbal Esteban-González, Juan J Soler-Cataluña, Juan P de-Torres, Marc Miravitlles, Bartolome R Celli, Jose M Marin, Gerben Ter Riet, Patricia Sobradillo, Peter Lange, Judith Garcia-Aymerich, Josep M Antó, Alice M Turner, Meilan K Han, Arnulf Langhammer, Linda Leivseth, Per Bakke, Ane Johannessen, Toru Oga, Borja Cosio, Julio Ancochea-Bermúdez, Andres Echazarreta, Nicolas Roche, Pierre-Régis Burgel, Don D Sin, Joan B Soriano, Milo A Puhan
BACKGROUND: External validations and comparisons of prognostic models or scores are a prerequisite for their use in routine clinical care but are lacking in most medical fields including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Our aim was to externally validate and concurrently compare prognostic scores for 3-year all-cause mortality in mostly multimorbid patients with COPD. METHODS: We relied on 24 cohort studies of the COPD Cohorts Collaborative International Assessment consortium, corresponding to primary, secondary, and tertiary care in Europe, the Americas, and Japan...
March 2, 2018: BMC Medicine
Matheus D Baldissera, Carine F Souza, Jaqueline I Golombieski, Débora Seben, Letícia R Sippert, Joseânia Salbego, Enio Marchesan, Renato Zanella, Bernardo Baldisserotto
Thiamethoxam is a broad-spectrum pesticide widely used in agricultural practice throughout the world. Worryingly, this pesticide is considered a potential contaminant on the surface and underground water, being a significant risk to aquatic ecosystems and humans. In this sense, we decided to evaluate the activity of enzymes belonging to purinergic system, which is linked with regulation of extracellular nucleotides and nucleosides, as adenosine triphosphate (ATP) and adenosine (Ado) molecules involved in the regulation of immune and inflammatory responses...
February 26, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
J Tillmann, K Ashwood, M Absoud, S Bölte, F Bonnet-Brilhault, J K Buitelaar, S Calderoni, R Calvo, R Canal-Bedia, R Canitano, A De Bildt, M Gomot, P J Hoekstra, A Kaale, H McConachie, D G Murphy, A Narzisi, I Oosterling, M Pejovic-Milovancevic, A M Persico, O Puig, H Roeyers, N Rommelse, R Sacco, V Scandurra, A C Stanfield, E Zander, T Charman
Research on sex-related differences in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been impeded by small samples. We pooled 28 datasets from 18 sites across nine European countries to examine sex differences in the ASD phenotype on the ADI-R (376 females, 1763 males) and ADOS (233 females, 1187 males). On the ADI-R, early childhood restricted and repetitive behaviours were lower in females than males, alongside comparable levels of social interaction and communication difficulties in females and males. Current ADI-R and ADOS scores showed no sex differences for ASD severity...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
Andreas Ziebart, Ulrich Huber, Sandra Jeske, Simon Laban, Johannes Doescher, Thomas K Hoffmann, Cornelia Brunner, Edwin K Jackson, Patrick J Schuler
Introduction: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) strongly suppresses the immune system, resulting in increased metastasis and recurrent disease. Chemotherapy is part of the multimodal treatment but may further immunosuppression. Recently, we demonstrated that regulatory B cells (Breg), defined as CD19+ CD39+ CD73+ B cells, play a significant role in the production of immunosuppressive, extracellular adenosine (ADO). Here, we tested the influence of chemotherapy on Breg function...
January 19, 2018: Oncotarget
Abigail Dickinson, Rosanna Gomez, Myles Jones, Vance Zemon, Elizabeth Milne
Circuit level brain dysfunction has been suggested as a common mechanism through which diverse genetic risk factors and neurobiological sequelae lead to the core features of autism spectrum disorder (Geschwind 2009; Port et al. 2014). An important mediator of circuit level brain activity is lateral inhibition, and a number of authors have suggested that lateral inhibition may be atypical in ASD. However, evidence regarding putative atypical lateral connections in ASD is mixed. Here we employed a steady state visual evoked potential (SSVEP) paradigm to further investigate lateral connections within a group of high functioning adults with ASD...
February 16, 2018: Neuropsychologia
Michael Ebright
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February 15, 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Giuseppe Santoro, Mario Giordano, Gianpiero Gaio, Maria Teresa Palladino, Giovanbattista Capozzi, Carola Iacono, Maria Giovanna Russo
Transcatheter closure of arterial duct (AD) remains challenging in low-weight patients and using Amplatzer Duct Occluder devices is still considered off-label in infants < 6 kg. This study aimed to report a large, single-center experience of percutaneous AD closure in infants < 6 kg as well as to compare the most frequently used devices, Amplatzer Duct Occluder type I (ADO I) and Amplatzer Duct Occluder type II Additional Sizes devices (ADO II-AS) (St. Jude Medical Corp, St. Paul, MN, USA). From March 2000 to March 2017, among the 762 patients submitted to percutaneous closure of AD at our Institution, 33 were infants < 6 kg (age 4...
February 17, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
Waheed Atilade Adegbiji, Gabriel Toye Olajide, Anthony Oyebanji Olajuyin, Shuaib Kayode Aremu, Akanbi Ganiyu Olusola
BACKGROUND: Allergic rhinitis is a chronic and recurrent nasal condition. It is often neglected in children with late presentation. This study aimed at determining the prevalence, sociodemographic features, comorbid illnesses, complications and quality of life in children with allergic rhinitis in the study institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is a prospective hospital based study of children with allergic rhinitis in Ekiti state university teaching hospital, Ado Ekiti...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Cristina Capogrosso, Giuseppe Santoro, Mario Giordano, Maria Giovanna Russo
Sinus of Valsalva (SV) rupture is a rare, cardiac complication after surgical repair of complex congenital heart disease. This paper reports a 4-year-old male child with double outlet right ventricle (RV) and pulmonary stenosis with superior-inferior arrangement of the ventricles, who was submitted to surgical repair using the "reparation a l'etage ventriculaire" procedure. A few months after an uneventful surgical repair, his clinical condition abruptly worsened because of the rupture of the right SV into the RV outflow tract resulting in large left-to-right shunt and RV functional impairment...
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
Fei He, Wanjun Zhou, Ren Cai, Tizhen Yan, Xiangmin Xu
In this study, we aimed to assess the performance of two whole-genome amplification methods, multiple displacement amplification (MDA), and multiple annealing and looping-based amplification cycle (MALBAC), for β-thalassemia genotyping and single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)/copy-number variant (CNV) detection using two DNA sequencing assays. We collected peripheral blood, cell lines, and discarded embryos, and carried out MALBAC and MDA on single-cell and five-cell samples. We detected and statistically analyzed differences in the amplification efficiency, positive predictive value, sensitivity, allele dropout (ADO) rate, SNPs, and CV values between the two methods...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Human Genetics
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