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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098937/sodium-selenate-treatment-improves-symptoms-and-seizure-susceptibility-in-a-malin-deficient-mouse-model-of-lafora-disease
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Gentzane Sánchez-Elexpuru, José M Serratosa, Marina P Sánchez
OBJECTIVE: To search for new therapies aimed at ameliorating the neurologic symptoms and epilepsy developing in patients with Lafora disease. METHODS: Lafora disease is caused by loss-of-function mutations in either the EPM2A or EPM2B genes. Epm2a(-/-) and Epm2b(-/-) mice display neurologic and behavioral abnormalities similar to those found in patients. Selenium is a potent antioxidant and its deficiency has been related to the development of certain diseases, including epilepsy...
January 18, 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098807/throughput-measurement-of-a-dual-band-mimo-rectangular-dielectric-resonator-antenna-for-lte-applications
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Jamal Nasir, Mohd Haizal Jamaluddin, Aftab Ahmad Khan, Muhammad Ramlee Kamarudin, Bruce Leow Chee Yen, Owais Owais
An L-shaped dual-band multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) rectangular dielectric resonator antenna (RDRA) for long term evolution (LTE) applications is proposed. The presented antenna can transmit and receive information independently using fundamental TE111 and higher order TE121 modes of the DRA. TE111 degenerate mode covers LTE band 2 (1.85-1.99 GHz), 3 (1.71-1.88 GHz), and 9 (1.7499-1.7849 GHz) at fr = 1.8 GHz whereas TE121 covers LTE band 7 (2.5-2.69 GHz) at fr = 2.6 GHz, respectively. An efficient design method has been used to reduce mutual coupling between ports by changing the effective permittivity values of DRA by introducing a cylindrical air-gap at an optimal position in the dielectric resonator...
January 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098731/choroidal-structure-altered-by-degeneration-of-retina-in-eyes-with-retinitis-pigmentosa
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Hiroki Kawano, Shozo Sonoda, Shiro Saito, Hiroto Terasaki, Taiji Sakamoto
PURPOSE: To compare the structural characteristics of the choroid in the areas with greater retinal degeneration to the areas with less retinal degeneration in eyes with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). METHODS: Patients with RP who had a hyperautofluorescent ring were studied. The choroidal images obtained by enhanced depth imaging optical coherence tomography located 7,500 μm from the optic disk in the horizontal plane were analyzed. The cross-sectional areas of the total, luminal, and stromal choroid were measured...
January 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098621/long-term-follow-up-of-retinal-pigment-epithelium-restoration-after-a-triple-tear
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Sarwar Zahid, Rosa Dolz Marco, K Bailey Freund
PURPOSE: To demonstrate longitudinal multimodal imaging findings in a case of neovascular age-related macular degeneration presenting with multiple retinal pigment epithelium (RPE) tears showing progressive RPE restoration. METHODS: Observational clinical case report. RESULTS: A 79-year-old woman diagnosed with neovascular age-related macular degeneration developed 3 consecutive RPE tears in her right eye during the course of treatment with intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy...
December 19, 2016: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097823/excess-retinoic-acid-induces-fusion-of-centra-by-degenerating-intervertebral-ligament-cells-in-japanese-flounder-paralichthys-olivaceus
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Xiaoming Wu, Qiran Chen, Youhei Washio, Hayato Yokoi, Tohru Suzuki
In marine aquaculture fish, excessive supplement of vitamin A (VA) to zooplanktons for larval culture and experimental exposure of larvae to retinoic acid (RA: active form of VA) have been known to cause vertebral deformity. However, the tissues in the developing vertebral column that are affected by RA and the progression of vertebral deformity remain undetermined. To examine these questions, we histologically traced the progress of vertebral deformity induced by RA in Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus)...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097689/investigating-magnetic-susceptibility-of-human-knee-joint-at-7-tesla
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Hongjiang Wei, Russell Dibb, Kyle Decker, Nian Wang, Yuyao Zhang, Xiaopeng Zong, Weili Lin, Daniel B Nissman, Chunlei Liu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the magnetic susceptibility properties of different anatomical structures within the knee joint using quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM). METHODS: A collagen tissue model was simulated and ex vivo animal cartilage experiments were conducted at 9.4 Tesla (T) to evaluate the B0 orientation-dependent magnetic susceptibility contrast observed in cartilage. Furthermore, nine volunteers (six healthy subjects without knee pain history and three patients with known knee injury, between 29 and 58 years old) were scanned using gradient-echo acquisitions on a high-field 7T MR scanner...
January 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097228/kappa-opioid-receptor-signaling-protects-cartilage-tissue-against-posttraumatic-degeneration
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Ling Wu, Shu Zhang, Ruzanna Shkhyan, Siyoung Lee, Francesca Gullo, Claire D Eliasberg, Frank A Petrigliano, Kai Ba, Jing Wang, Yunfeng Lin, Denis Evseenko
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and pain relief with opioid-like drugs is a commonly used therapeutic for osteoarthritic patients. Recent studies published by our group showed that the kappa opioid receptor (KOR) is highly expressed during human development in joint-forming cells. However, the precise role of this receptor in the skeletal system remains elusive. The main aim of the current study was to investigate the role of KOR signaling in synovial and cartilaginous tissues in pathological conditions...
January 12, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097206/-18-f-av-1451-pet-in-behavioral-variant-frontotemporal-dementia-due-to-mapt-mutation
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W Richard Bevan Jones, Thomas E Cope, Luca Passamonti, Tim D Fryer, Young T Hong, Franklin Aigbirhio, Jillian J Kril, Shelley L Forrest, Kieren Allinson, Jonathan P Coles, P Simon Jones, Maria G Spillantini, John R Hodges, John T O'Brien, James B Rowe
The validation of tau radioligands could improve the diagnosis of frontotemporal lobar degeneration and the assessment of disease-modifying therapies. Here, we demonstrate that binding of the tau radioligand [(18)F]AV-1451 was significantly abnormal in both magnitude and distribution in a patient with familial frontotemporal dementia due to a MAPT 10 + 16C>T gene mutation, recapitulating the pattern of neuropathology seen in her father. Given the genetic diagnosis and the non-Alzheimer's pathology, these findings suggest that [(18)F]AV-1451 might be a useful biomarker in primary tauopathies...
December 2016: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096837/sutureless-aortic-valve-and-mitral-valve-repair-in-redo-cases-really-an-off-label-approach
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Júlia Čanádyová, Aleš Mokráček, Vojtěch Kurfirst
Sutureless aortic valve replacement (AVR) was developed as an alternative treatment option to conventional open-heart surgery and transcatheter aortic valve implantation for "gray zone" patients. The need for concurrent mitral valve surgery is generally viewed as a contraindication to sutureless AVR. The purpose of this brief paper is to report our experiences with sutureless valves in patients after previous cardiac procedures with degenerated aortic bioprostheses and concomitant mitral valve disease.
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096832/perioperative-care-in-elderly-cardiac-surgery-patients
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Ewa Kucewicz-Czech, Katarzyna Kiecak, Ewa Urbańska, Tomasz Maciejewski, Robert Kaliś, Waldemar Pakosiewicz, Tadeusz Kołodziej, Piotr Knapik, Roman Przybylski, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION: Surgery is an extreme physiological stress for the elderly. Aging is inevitably associated with irreversible and progressive cellular degeneration. Patients above 75 years of age are characterized by impaired responses to operative stress and a very narrow safety margin. AIM: To evaluate perioperative complications in patients aged ≥ 75 years who underwent cardiac surgery in comparison to outcomes in younger patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted at the Silesian Centre for Heart Diseases in Zabrze in 2009-2014 after a standard of perioperative care in seniors was implemented to reduce complications, in particular to decrease the duration of mechanical ventilation and reduce postoperative delirium...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096824/extended-myectomy-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-hypertrophic-obstructive-cardiomyopathy
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Mateusz Kuć, Piotr Kołsut, Jacek Różański, Maciej Dąbrowski, Mariusz Kłopotowski, Magda Kumor, Mirosław Kowalski, Natalia Kopyłowska, Jarosław Kuriata, Mariusz Kuśmierczyk
INTRODUCTION: Partial resection of the septal muscle is a well-established and effective method of surgical treatment for patients with hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy (HOCM). The procedure is characterized by a low operative mortality rate and long-term clinical improvement that has been confirmed in numerous publications. Mitral insufficiency in patients with HOCM is mostly functional due to the effect of systolic anterior motion (SAM). AIM: To present the early results of surgical treatment provided to HOCM patients and to compare the effectiveness of two surgical procedures: isolated myectomy and myectomy combined with mitral valve replacement...
December 2016: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096690/the-relationship-between-findings-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-previous-history-of-low-back-pain
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Juichi Tonosu, Hiroyuki Oka, Ko Matsudaira, Akiro Higashikawa, Hiroshi Okazaki, Sakae Tanaka
The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and previous low back pain (LBP) in participants without current LBP. Current LBP was defined as LBP during the past month. Previous LBP was defined as a history of medical consultation for LBP. Ninety-one participants without current LBP were included. Sagittal T2-weighted MRI was used to assess the intervertebral space from T12/L1 to L5/S1. These images were classified into five grades based on the Pfirrmann grading system...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096652/erratum-macular-morphology-and-response-to-ranibizumab-treatment-in-patients-with-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration-corrigendum
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[This corrects the article on p. 1117 in vol. 10, PMID: 27366051.].
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096126/the-age-related-eye-disease-2-study-micronutrients-in-the-treatment-of-macular-degeneration
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REVIEW
Aruna Gorusupudi, Kelly Nelson, Paul S Bernstein
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss in the elderly. With an increasingly aged population worldwide, the need for the prevention of AMD is rising. Multiple studies investigating AMD with the use of animal models and cell culture have identified oxidative stress-related retinal damage as an important contributing factor. In general, diet is an excellent source of the antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals necessary for healthy living; moreover, the general public is often receptive to recommendations made by physicians and health care workers regarding diet and supplements as a means of empowering themselves to avoid common and worrisome ailments such as AMD, which has made epidemiologists and clinicians enthusiastic about dietary intervention studies...
January 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095845/relationship-of-diagnostic-accuracy-of-renal-cortical-echogenicity-with-renal-histopathology-in-dogs-and-cats-a-quantitative-study
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Tommaso Banzato, Federico Bonsembiante, Luca Aresu, Alessandro Zotti
BACKGROUND: Renal cortical echogenicity is routinely evaluated during ultrasonographic investigation of the kidneys. Both in dog and cat previous ex-vivo studies have revealed a poor correlation between renal echogenicity and corresponding lesions. The aim of this study was to establish the in-vivo relationship between renal cortical echogenicity and renal histopathology. RESULTS: Thirty-eight dogs and fifteen cats euthanized for critical medical conditions were included in the study...
January 17, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095733/decoding-crucial-lncrnas-implicated-in-neurogenesis-and-neurological-disorders
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R Ayana, Shailja Singh, Soumya Pati
Unraveling transcriptional heterogeneity and the labyrinthine nature of neurodevelopment can probe insights into neuropsychiatric disorders. It is noteworthy that adult neurogenesis is restricted to the Sub Ventricular and Sub Granular zones (SVZ/SGZ) of the brain. Recent studies suggest long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) as an avant-garde class of regulators implicated in neurodevelopment. But, paucity exists in the knowledge regarding lncRNAs in neurogenesis and their associations with neurodevelopmental defects...
January 17, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095679/non-naturally-occurring-small-molecule-microtubule-stabilizing-agents-a-potential-tactic-for-cns-directed-therapies
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Carlo Ballatore, Kurt R Brunden, John Q Trojanowski, Virginia M-Y Lee, Amos B Smith
Several independent studies indicate that microtubule (MT)-stabilizing agents hold considerable promise as candidate therapeutics for a wide spectrum of conditions of the central nervous system (CNS), from brain tumors to spinal cord injury, as well as a number of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, Parkinson's disease, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Although the identification and development of candidate compounds for CNS-directed MT-stabilizing therapies has been a challenge in drug discovery for many years, a growing number of molecules have now been identified that exhibit both MT-stabilizing activity and brain penetration...
January 18, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095639/early-involvement-of-lysosome-dysfunction-in-the-degeneration-of-cerebral-cortical-neurons-caused-by-the-lipid-peroxidation-product-4-hydroxynonenal
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Shi Zhang, Erez Eitan, Mark P Mattson
Free radical-mediated oxidative damage to proteins, lipids and DNA occurs in neurons during acute brain injuries and in neurodegenerative disorders. Membrane lipid peroxidation contributes to neuronal dysfunction and death, in part by disrupting neuronal ion homeostasis and cellular bioenergetics. Emerging findings suggest that 4-hydroxynonenal (HNE), an aldehyde produced during lipid peroxidation, impairs the function of various proteins involved in neuronal homeostasis. Here we tested the hypothesis that HNE impairs the cellular system that removes damaged proteins and organelles, the autophagy - lysosome pathway in rat primary cortical neurons...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095548/integrated-cooling-vacuum-assisted-non-fractional-1540-nm-erbium-glass-laser-is-effective-in-treating-acne-scars
#19
Yael Politi, Assi Levi, Moshe Lapidoth
INTRODUCTION: Acne scars are a common result of in ammatory acne, affecting many patients worldwide. Among which, atrophic scars are the most prevalent form, presenting as dermal depressions caused by inflammatory degeneration of dermal collagen. Mid-infrared laser skin interaction is characterized by its modest absorption in water and nite penetration to the mid-dermis. Since collagen is a desirable laser target, 1540-nm wavelength is amenable for collagen remodeling within the depressed area of atrophic scars...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095293/mapk-signaling-promotes-axonal-degeneration-by-speeding-the-turnover-of-the-axonal-maintenance-factor-nmnat2
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Lauren J Walker, Daniel W Summers, Yo Sasaki, E J Brace, Jeffrey Milbrandt, Aaron DiAntonio
Injury-induced (Wallerian) axonal degeneration is regulated via the opposing actions of pro-degenerative factors such as SARM1 and a MAPK signal and pro-survival factors, the most important of which is the NAD(+) biosynthetic enzyme NMNAT2 that inhibits activation of the SARM1 pathway. Here we investigate the mechanism by which MAPK signaling facilitates axonal degeneration. We show that MAPK signaling promotes the turnover of the axonal survival factor NMNAT2 in cultured mammalian neurons as well as the Drosophila ortholog dNMNAT in motoneurons...
January 17, 2017: ELife
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