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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545363/sleep-wake-patterns-and-cognition-of-older-adults-with-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment-amci-a-comparison-with-cognitively-healthy-adults-and-moderate-alzheimer-s-disease-patients
#1
Emma J Wams, Gordon K Wilcock, Russell G Foster, Katharina Wulff
Age-related cognitive impairment and the prevalence of neurodegenerative disease contribute to decreasing quality of life in affected individuals and their families as well as demand considerable societal responsibility. Sleep supports overall brain activity and contributes to both physical and mental health. As a result sleep is an attractive target for exploring ways to promote health in accelerated cognitive aging. The aims of this study were to characterise cognitive performance and sleep-wake behaviour in older adults with different degrees of cognitive impairment...
May 22, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537398/discovery-of-clinical-candidate-2-2s-6s-2-phenyl-6-hydroxyadamantan-2-yl-1-3-hydroxyazetidin-1-yl-ethanone-bms-816336-an-orally-active-novel-selective-11%C3%AE-hydroxysteroid-dehydrogenase-type-1-inhibitor
#2
Xiang-Yang Ye, Stephanie Y Chen, Shung Wu, David S Yoon, Haixia Wang, Zhenqiu Hong, Stepen P O'Connor, Jun Li, James J Li, Lawrence L Kennedy, Steven J Walker, Akbar Nayeem, Steven Sheriff, Daniel M Camac, Vidyhashankar Ramamurthy, Paul E Morin, Rachel Zebo, Joseph R Taylor, Nathan N Morgan, Randolph P Ponticiello, Thomas Harrity, Atsu Apedo, Rajasree Golla, Ramakrishna Seethala, Mengmeng Wang, Timothy W Harper, Bogdan G Sleczka, Bin He, Mark Kirby, David K Leahy, Jianqing Li, Ronald L Hanson, Zhiwei Guo, Yi-Xin Li, John D DiMarco, Raymond Scaringe, Brad D Maxwell, Frederick Moulin, Joel C Barrish, David A Gordon, Jeffrey A Robl
BMS-816336 (6n-2), a hydroxyl-substituted adamantyl acetamide, has been identified as a novel, potent inhibitor against human 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 1 (11β-HSD1) enzyme (IC50 3.0 nM) with >10000 fold selectivity over human 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase type 2 (11β-HSD2). BMS-816336 exhibits a robust acute pharmacodynamic effects in cynomolgus monkeys (ED50 0.13 mpk) and in DIO mice. It is orally bioavailable (%F ranges from 20-72% in preclinical species) and has a predicted pharmacokinetic profile of a high peak to trough ratio and short half-life in humans...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532247/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-t-in-patients-not-having-an-acute-coronary-syndrome-results-from-the-trapid-ami-study
#3
Richard Nowak, Christian Müller, E Giannitsis, Michael Christ, Jordi Ordonez-Llanos, Christopher DeFilippi, James McCord, Richard Body, Mauro Panteghini, Tomas Jernberg, Mario Plebani, Franck Verschuren, John K French, Robert Christenson, Gordon Jacobsen, Carina Dinkel, Bertil Lindahl
PURPOSE: To describe the baseline, 1 hour and delta high sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTnT) values in patients with suspected acute myocardial infarction (AMI) but without a final acute coronary syndrome (ACS) diagnosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: TRAPID-AMI was a prospective diagnostic (hs-cTnT) trial that enrolled Emergency Department (ED) patients with suspected AMI. Final patient diagnoses were adjudicated by a clinical events committee and subjects placed in different clinical groups: AMI, unstable angina, non-ACS cardiac, non-cardiac and unknown origin...
May 23, 2017: Biomarkers: Biochemical Indicators of Exposure, Response, and Susceptibility to Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521790/unintentional-drowning-role-of-medicinal-drugs-and-alcohol
#4
Tuulia Pajunen, Erkki Vuori, Frank F Vincenzi, Pirjo Lillsunde, Gordon Smith, Philippe Lunetta
BACKGROUND: Alcohol is a well-known risk factor in unintentional drownings. Whereas psychotropic drugs, like alcohol, may cause psychomotor impairment and affect cognition, no detailed studies have focused on their association with drowning. Finland provides extensive post-mortem toxicological data for studies on drowning because of its high medico-legal autopsy rates. METHODS: Drowning cases, 2000 through 2009, for which post-mortem toxicological analysis was performed, came from the database of the Toxicological Laboratory, Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Helsinki, using the ICD-10 nature-of-injury code T75...
May 19, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503550/design-of-surfactant-protein-b-peptide-mimics-based-on-the-saposin-fold-for-synthetic-lung-surfactants
#5
Frans J Walther, Larry M Gordon, Alan J Waring
Surfactant protein (SP)-B is a 79-residue polypeptide crucial for the biophysical and physiological function of endogenous lung surfactant. SP-B is a member of the Saposin or Saposin-like proteins (SAPLIP) family of proteins that share an overall three-dimensional folding pattern based on secondary structures and disulfide connectivity and exhibit a wide diversity of biological functions. Here we review the synthesis, molecular biophysics and activity of synthetic analogs of Saposin proteins designed to mimic those interactions of the parent proteins with lipids that enhance interfacial activity...
September 2016: Biomedicine Hub
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489498/fusarium-oxysporum-and-the-fusarium-wilt-syndrome
#6
Thomas R Gordon
The Fusarium oxysporum species complex (FOSC) comprises a multitude of strains that cause vascular wilt diseases of economically important crops throughout the world. Although sexual reproduction is unknown in the FOSC, horizontal gene transfer may contribute to the observed diversity in pathogenic strains. Development of disease in a susceptible crop requires F. oxysporum to advance through a series of transitions, beginning with spore germination and culminating with establishment of a systemic infection...
May 10, 2017: Annual Review of Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486907/effect-of-crocin-on-antibody-titers-to-heat-shock-protein-27-in-subjects-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Mina Nosrati, Irandokht Nikbakht-Jam, Saeid Eslami, M Khademi, Mojtaba Foroutan-Tanha, Farzin Hadizadeh, Amir Hosein Sahebkar, Shima Tavallaie, Zhila Taherzadeh, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan, Gordon A A Ferns
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown that antibody titers to heat shock protein 27 (anti-hsp27) and hs-CRP concentrations are elevated in patients with MetS, and may be associated with an increased cardiovascular diseases risk. Crocin is a natural carotenoid with, cardio protective effects. OBJECTIVE: Owing to the previous evidence on the beneficial effects of saffron in patients with MetS, this study investigated the effect of supplementation with crocin, as the active ingredient of saffron, on serum anti-hsp27 and hs-CRP in patients with MetS...
May 9, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481836/sensitivity-of-the-dn4-in-screening-for-neuropathic-pain-syndromes
#8
Elizabeth G VanDenKerkhof, Larry Stitt, Alexander J Clark, Allan Gordon, Mary Lynch, Patricia K Morley-Forster, Howard J Nathan, Catherine Smyth, Cory Toth, Mark A Ware, Dwight E Moulin
OBJECTIVES: Several tools have been developed to screen for neuropathic pain. This study examined the sensitivity of the Douleur Neuropathique en 4 Questions (DN4) in screening for various neuropathic pain syndromes. METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted in 7 Canadian academic pain centers between April 2008 and December 2011. All newly admitted patients (n=2199) were approached and 789 eligible participants form the sample for this analysis...
May 5, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459336/an-official-american-thoracic-society-european-society-of-intensive-care-medicine-society-of-critical-care-medicine-clinical-practice-guideline-mechanical-ventilation-in-adult-patients-with-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
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Eddy Fan, Lorenzo Del Sorbo, Ewan C Goligher, Carol L Hodgson, Laveena Munshi, Allan J Walkey, Neill K J Adhikari, Marcelo B P Amato, Richard Branson, Roy G Brower, Niall D Ferguson, Ognjen Gajic, Luciano Gattinoni, Dean Hess, Jordi Mancebo, Maureen O Meade, Daniel F McAuley, Antonio Pesenti, V Marco Ranieri, Gordon D Rubenfeld, Eileen Rubin, Maureen Seckel, Arthur S Slutsky, Daniel Talmor, B Taylor Thompson, Hannah Wunsch, Elizabeth Uleryk, Jan Brozek, Laurent J Brochard
BACKGROUND: This document provides evidence-based clinical practice guidelines on the use of mechanical ventilation in adult patients with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). METHODS: A multidisciplinary panel conducted systematic reviews and metaanalyses of the relevant research and applied Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation methodology for clinical recommendations. RESULTS: For all patients with ARDS, the recommendation is strong for mechanical ventilation using lower tidal volumes (4-8 ml/kg predicted body weight) and lower inspiratory pressures (plateau pressure < 30 cm H2O) (moderate confidence in effect estimates)...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456137/the-association-of-severe-encephalopathy-and-question-mark-ear-is-highly-suggestive-of-loss-of-mef2c-function
#10
Christopher T Gordon, Aude Tessier, Zeynep Demir, Alice Goldenberg, Myriam Oufadem, Norine Voisin, Véronique Pingault, Thierry Bienvenu, Stanislas Lyonnet, Loïc de Pontual, Jeanne Amiel
Auriculocondylar syndrome and isolated question mark ear result from dysregulation of the endothelin 1-endothelin receptor type A signaling pathway. Animal models have highlighted the role of the transcription factor MEF2C as an effector of this pathway. We report heterozygous MEF2C loss-of-function as a possible cause of question mark ear associated with intellectual deficiency.
April 29, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425575/high-dose-supplementation-of-vitamin-d-affects-measures-of-systemic-inflammation-reductions-in-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-level-and-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-nlr-distribution
#11
Seyed-Amir Tabatabaeizadeh, Amir Avan, Afsane Bahrami, Ezzat Khodashenas, Habibollah Esmaeili, Gordon A Ferns, Mojtaba Fattahi Abdizadeh, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency is increasing worldwide, which has be shown to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), autoimmune disease and metabolic syndrome. These conditions are also associated with a heightened state of inflammation. The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effect of vitamin D supplementation on serum C - reactive protein (CRP) level and Neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) distribution in a large cohort of adolescent girls...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420578/metabolic-syndrome-and-its-components-are-related-to-psychological-disorders-a-population-based-study
#12
Mohammad Bagherniya, Sayyed Saeid Khayyatzadeh, Amir Avan, Mohammad Safarian, Mohsen Nematy, Gordon A Ferns, Naghmeh Mokhber, Majid Ghayour-Mobarhan
BACKGROUND: Psychological disorders are considered as today's one of the most important public health problems all around the world. Another alarming condition, which attributed to cardiovascular disease (CVD) is metabolic syndrome (Mets). The aims of the current study were to explore (1) the prevalence of anxiety and depression in a large representative population of Iran, and (2) evaluate their possible association with MetS patients. METHOD: Applying a randomized stratified-cluster approach, 9829 adults, aged 35-65 years, were recruited as part of the MASHAD study...
April 6, 2017: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388932/the-efficacy-of-sodium-benzoate-as-an-adjunctive-treatment-in-early-psychosis-cadence-bz-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Alex Ryan, Andrea Baker, Frances Dark, Sharon Foley, Anne Gordon, Sean Hatherill, Stephen Stathis, Sukanta Saha, George Bruxner, Martin Beckman, Drew Richardson, Michael Berk, Olivia Dean, John McGrath, Cadence Working Group, James Scott
BACKGROUND: Psychotic disorders affect up to 3% of the population and are often chronic and disabling. Innovation in the pharmacological treatment of psychosis has remained stagnant in recent decades. In order to improve outcomes for those with psychotic disorders, we present a protocol for the trial of a common food preservative, sodium benzoate, as an adjunctive treatment in early psychosis. METHODS: Persons experiencing early psychosis (n = 160) will be recruited through hospitals and community mental health services in Queensland, Australia...
April 7, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370228/pharmacologic-treatment-of-cannabinoid-hyperemesis-syndrome-a-systematic-review
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John R Richards, Brent K Gordon, Aaron R Danielson, Aimee K Moulin
OBJECTIVE: Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS) has become more prevalent with increasing cannabis use. CHS is often resistant to standard antiemetics. The objective of this study is to review the current evidence for pharmacologic treatment of CHS. METHODS: MEDLINE, PsycINFO, DARE, OpenGrey, Google Scholar, and the Cochrane Library were searched from inception to February 2017. Articles were selected and reviewed independently. Evidence was graded using Oxford CEBM guidelines...
March 31, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328130/targeted-molecular-investigation-in-patients-within-the-clinical-spectrum-of-auriculocondylar-syndrome
#15
Vanessa L Romanelli Tavares, Roseli M Zechi-Ceide, Debora R Bertola, Christopher T Gordon, Simone G Ferreira, Gabriella S P Hsia, Guilherme L Yamamoto, Suzana A M Ezquina, Nancy M Kokitsu-Nakata, Siulan Vendramini-Pittoli, Renato S Freitas, Josiane Souza, Cesar A Raposo-Amaral, Mayana Zatz, Jeanne Amiel, Maria L Guion-Almeida, Maria Rita Passos-Bueno
Auriculocondylar syndrome, mainly characterized by micrognathia, small mandibular condyle, and question mark ears, is a rare disease segregating in an autosomal dominant pattern in the majority of the families reported in the literature. So far, pathogenic variants in PLCB4, GNAI3, and EDN1 have been associated with this syndrome. It is caused by a developmental abnormality of the first and second pharyngeal arches and it is associated with great inter- and intra-familial clinical variability, with some patients not presenting the typical phenotype of the syndrome...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328122/a-novel-patient-with-an-attenuated-costello-syndrome-phenotype-due-to-an-hras-mutation-affecting-codon-146-literature-review-and-update
#16
Annie Ting Gee Chiu, Gordon Ka-Chun Leung, Yoyo Wing-Yiu Chu, Karen W Gripp, Brian Hon-Yin Chung
De novo germline mutations in HRAS cause Costello syndrome, with >95% of the mutations causing Costello syndrome affecting amino acid position 12 (p.Gly12) or 13 (p.Gly13). We report on a patient with de novo missense mutation causing an amino acid change at codon 146 of HRAS, c.436G > C:p.Ala146Pro, who presented with subtle dysmorphic features, failure to thrive, global developmental delay, and hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. Mutations affecting codon 146 are observed in <1% of patients with Costello syndrome...
April 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321811/interleukin-2-old-and-new-approaches-to-enhance-immune-therapeutic-efficacy
#17
Pooja Dhupkar, Nancy Gordon
Interleukin-2 (IL-2) is a very well-known cytokine that has been studied for the past 35 years. It plays a major role in the growth and proliferation of many immune cells such NK and T cells. It is an important immunotherapy cytokine for the treatment of various diseases including cancer. Systemic delivery of IL-2 has shown clinical benefit in renal cell carcinoma and melanoma patients. However, its use has been limited by the numerous toxicities encountered with the systemic delivery. Intravenous IL-2 causes the well-known "capillary leak syndrome," or the leakage of fluid from the circulatory system to the interstitial space resulting in hypotension (low blood pressure), edema, and dyspnea that can lead to circulatory shock and eventually cardiopulmonary collapse and multiple organ failure...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317311/novel-pathogenic-variants-in-foxp3-in-fetuses-with-echogenic-bowel-and-skin-desquamation-identified-by-ultrasound
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Raymond J Louie, Queenie K-G Tan, Jennifer B Gilner, R Curtis Rogers, Noelle Younge, Stephanie B Wechsler, Marie T McDonald, Barbara Gordon, Christopher A Saski, Julie R Jones, Shelley J Chapman, Roger E Stevenson, John W Sleasman, Michael J Friez
Immunodysregulation, Polyendocrinopathy, Enteropathy, X-linked (IPEX) syndrome is a rare, X-linked recessive disease that affects regulatory T cells (Tregs) resulting in diarrhea, enteropathy, eczema, and insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. IPEX syndrome is caused by pathogenic alterations in FOXP3 located at Xp11.23. FOXP3 encodes a transcription factor that interacts with several partners, including NFAT and NF-κB, and is necessary for the proper cellular differentiation of Tregs. Although variable, the vast majority of IPEX syndrome patients have onset of disease during infancy with severe enteropathy...
May 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285769/mutations-in-the-spliceosome-component-cwc27-cause-retinal-degeneration-with-or-without-additional-developmental-anomalies
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Mingchu Xu, Yajing Angela Xie, Hana Abouzeid, Christopher T Gordon, Alessia Fiorentino, Zixi Sun, Anna Lehman, Ihab S Osman, Rachayata Dharmat, Rosa Riveiro-Alvarez, Linda Bapst-Wicht, Darwin Babino, Gavin Arno, Virginia Busetto, Li Zhao, Hui Li, Miguel A Lopez-Martinez, Liliana F Azevedo, Laurence Hubert, Nikolas Pontikos, Aiden Eblimit, Isabel Lorda-Sanchez, Valeria Kheir, Vincent Plagnol, Myriam Oufadem, Zachry T Soens, Lizhu Yang, Christine Bole-Feysot, Rolph Pfundt, Nathalie Allaman-Pillet, Patrick Nitschké, Michael E Cheetham, Stanislas Lyonnet, Smriti A Agrawal, Huajin Li, Gaëtan Pinton, Michel Michaelides, Claude Besmond, Yumei Li, Zhisheng Yuan, Johannes von Lintig, Andrew R Webster, Hervé Le Hir, Peter Stoilov, Jeanne Amiel, Alison J Hardcastle, Carmen Ayuso, Ruifang Sui, Rui Chen, Rando Allikmets, Daniel F Schorderet
Pre-mRNA splicing factors play a fundamental role in regulating transcript diversity both temporally and spatially. Genetic defects in several spliceosome components have been linked to a set of non-overlapping spliceosomopathy phenotypes in humans, among which skeletal developmental defects and non-syndromic retinitis pigmentosa (RP) are frequent findings. Here we report that defects in spliceosome-associated protein CWC27 are associated with a spectrum of disease phenotypes ranging from isolated RP to severe syndromic forms...
April 6, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267267/peripheral-neuropathy-in-prediabetes-and-the-metabolic-syndrome
#20
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Amro M Stino, A Gordon Smith
Peripheral neuropathy is a major cause of disability worldwide. Diabetes is the most common cause of neuropathy, accounting for 50% of cases. Over half of people with diabetes develop neuropathy, and diabetic neuropathy (DPN) is a major cause of reduced quality of life due to pain, sensory loss, gait instability, fall related injury, and foot ulceration and amputation. Most patients with nondiabetic neuropathy have cryptogenic sensory peripheral neuropathy (CSPN). A growing body of literature links prediabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) to risk of both DPN and CSPN (CSPN-MetS)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
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