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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339522/effect-of-beta-agonists-on-lam-progression-and-treatment
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Kang Le, Wendy K Steagall, Mario Stylianou, Gustavo Pacheco-Rodriguez, Thomas N Darling, Martha Vaughan, Joel Moss
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a rare disease of women, is associated with cystic lung destruction resulting from the proliferation of abnormal smooth muscle-like LAM cells with mutations in the tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) genes TSC1 and/or TSC2 The mutant genes and encoded proteins are responsible for activation of the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR), which is inhibited by sirolimus (rapamycin), a drug used to treat LAM. Patients who have LAM may also be treated with bronchodilators for asthma-like symptoms due to LAM...
January 16, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339143/gene-silencing-reveals-multiple-functions-of-na-k-atpase-in-the-salmon-louse-lepeophtheirus-salmonis
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Anna Z Komisarczuk, Heidi Kongshaug, Frank Nilsen
Na+/K+-ATPase has a key function in a variety of physiological processes including membrane excitability, osmoregulation, regulation of cell volume, and transport of nutrients. While knowledge about Na+/K+-ATPase function in osmoregulation in crustaceans is extensive, the role of this enzyme in other physiological and developmental processes is scarce. Here, we report characterization, transcriptional distribution and likely functions of the newly identified L. salmonis Na+/K+-ATPase (LsalNa+/K+-ATPase) α subunit in various developmental stages...
January 12, 2018: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336387/dexmedetomidine-for-prevention-of-skeletal-muscle-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-in-patients-with-chronic-limb-ischaemia-undergoing-aortobifemoral-bypass-surgery-a-prospective-double-blind-randomized-controlled-study
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Tanveer Singh Kundra, Ashwini Thimmarayappa, Manasa Dhananjaya, N Manjunatha
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine is a selective α-2 agonist used for sedation. It has also been shown to have myocardial protective effect and prevent ischemia-reperfusion injury in off-pump coronary artery bypass patients. The aim of our study was to assess the effect of dexmedetomidine for prevention of skeletal muscle ischemia-reperfusion injury in patients undergoing aortobifemoral bypass surgery. METHODOLOGY: Sixty adult patients (Group dexmedetomidine n = 30, Group normal saline n = 30) undergoing aortobifemoral bypass surgery were recruited over 3 months...
January 2018: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332162/roles-of-irisin-in-the-linkage-from-muscle-to-bone-during-mechanical-unloading-in-mice
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Naoyuki Kawao, Akihiro Moritake, Kohei Tatsumi, Hiroshi Kaji
Mechanical unloading induces disuse muscle atrophy and bone loss, but the details in mechanism involved in those pathophysiological conditions are not fully understood. Interaction between muscle and bone has been recently noted. Here, we investigated the roles of humoral factors linking muscle to bone during mechanical unloading using mice with hindlimb unloading (HU) and sciatic neurectomy (SNX). HU and SNX reduced muscle volume surrounding the tibia, tissue weights of soleus and gastrocnemius muscle, and trabecular bone mineral density (BMD) in the tibia of mice...
January 13, 2018: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330959/non-destructive-determination-of-muscle-architectural-variables-through-the-use-of-dicect
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Edwin Dickinson, Heiko Stark, Kornelius Kupczik
The fascicular architecture of skeletal muscle dictates functional parameters such as force production and contractile velocity. Muscle microarchitecture is typically determined by means of manual dissection, a technique that is inherently destructive to specimens. Furthermore, fascicle lengths and pennation angles are commonly assessed at only a limited number of sampling sites per muscle. We present the results of a digital technique to non-destructively assess muscle architectural variables for three jaw-adductor muscles within a specimen of the cercopithecine primate Macaca fascicularis (crab-eating macaque)...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330957/behavioral-correlates-of-cranial-muscle-functional-morphology
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Adam Hartstone-Rose, Sharlene E Santana
This issue of the Anatomical Record is the first of a two-volume set that focuses on new investigations into behavioral correlates of muscle functional morphology. Much of the research on functional morphology and adaptation to specific functional niches focuses on the shapes of hard-tissues-bones and teeth. Investigations into soft-tissue anatomy tend to be predominantly descriptive with only brief allusion to ontogenetic or evolutionary origins of structures. When muscles are included in analyses of functional systems, their function tends to be oversimplified-usually considered a simple force vector connecting two osteological points, with the force treated as a constant derived from some simple calculation of muscle size...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329898/-prognostic-of-older-age-for-patients-with-invasive-muscle-bladder-cancer-and-treated-by-radical-cystectomy
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Y Dehayni, M Tetou, Y Khdach, A Janane, M Alami, A Ameur
INTRODUCTION: Bladder tumor is a disease of older persons, but can also occur in young adults, because certainly an influence of environmental factors and a change of lifestyle. The aim of our retrospective analysis is to assess and evaluate the extent of the prognostic impact of age on the carcinological prognosis of invasive-muscle-bladder cancer treated by total cystotomy. METHODS: To evaluate the association of patient age with pathological characteristics and recurrence-free and disease survival, we retrospectively reviewed 345 patients with invasive bladder cancer between January 2000 and January 2015...
January 9, 2018: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329154/effects-on-volume-load-and-ratings-of-perceived-exertion-in-individuals-advanced-weight-training-after-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation
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Eduardo Lattari, Blair José Rosa Filho, Sidnei Jorge Fonseca Junior, Eric Murillo-Rodriguez, Nuno Rocha, Sérgio Machado, Geraldo Albuquerque Maranhão Neto
The aim of this study was investigate the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on volume-load and ratings of perceived exertion. Fifteen young healthy individuals, aged between 20 and 30 years in advanced strength training were recruited. Test and retest of the 10 maximum repetitions (10RM) were performed to determine the reliability of load utilized. Subjects performed three experimental conditions in a randomized, double-blinded crossover design: anodic stimulation (a-tDCS), cathodic stimulation (c-tDCS) and sham (2 mA for 20 minutes targeting the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex cortex left)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327348/respiratory-dysfunction-progresses-with-age-in-kcna1-null-mice-a-model-of-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy
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Kristina A Simeone, Jodi Hallgren, Charles S Bockman, Ankita Aggarwal, Vikash Kansal, Lauren Netzel, Shruthi H Iyer, Stephanie A Matthews, Malavika Deodhar, Peter J Oldenburg, Peter W Abel, Timothy A Simeone
OBJECTIVE: Increased breathing rate, apnea, and respiratory failure are associated with sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). We recently demonstrated the progressive nature of epilepsy and mortality in Kcna1-/- mice, a model of temporal lobe epilepsy and SUDEP. Here we tested the hypothesis that respiratory dysfunction progresses with age in Kcna1-/- mice, thereby increasing risk of respiratory failure and sudden death (SD). METHODS: Respiratory parameters were determined in conscious mice at baseline and following increasing doses of methacholine (MCh) using noninvasive airway mechanics (NAM) systems...
January 12, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327178/clinical-impact-and-risk-factors-for-skeletal-muscle-loss-after-complete-resection-of-early-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Shinkichi Takamori, Gouji Toyokawa, Tatsuro Okamoto, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Fumihiko Kinoshita, Yuka Kozuma, Taichi Matsubara, Naoki Haratake, Takaki Akamine, Kazuki Takada, Masakazu Katsura, Fumihiko Hirai, Fumihiro Shoji, Tetsuzo Tagawa, Yoshinao Oda, Hiroshi Honda, Yoshihiko Maehara
BACKGROUND: A relationship between sarcopenia diagnosed by skeletal muscle area (SMA) and poor prognosis in cancer patients has recently been reported. This study aimed to clarify the clinical significance of postoperatively decreased SMA in patients with early non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: This study selected 101 patients with pathologic stage 1 NSCLC who had undergone pre- and postoperative (~ 1 year) computed tomography scans and lobectomy between 2005 and 2010 at Kyushu University Hospital...
January 11, 2018: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325813/cardiac-function-and-exercise-adaptation-in-8-children-with-lpin1-mutations
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Antoine Legendre, Diala Khraiche, Phalla Ou, François-Xavier Mauvais, Marine Madrange, Anne-Sophie Guemann, Jean-Philippe Jais, Damien Bonnet, Yamina Hamel, Pascale de Lonlay
INTRODUCTION: Lipin-1 deficiency is a major cause of rhabdomyolysis that are precipitated by febrile illness. The prognosis is poor, with one-third of patients dying from cardiac arrest during a crisis episode. Apart from acute rhabdomyolysis, most patients are healthy, showing normal clinical and cardiac ultrasound parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report cardiac and exercise examinations of 8 children carrying two LPIN1 mutations. The examinations were performed outside of a myolysis episode, but one patient presented with fever during one examination...
January 5, 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324474/active-and-inactive-leg-hemodynamics-during-sequential-single-leg-interval-cycling
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Nicole Gordon, Chris R Abbiss, Mohammed Ihsan, Andrew J Maiorana, Jeremiah J Peiffer
INTRODUCTION: Leg order during sequential single-leg cycling (i.e. exercising both legs independently within a single session) may affect local muscular responses potentially influencing adaptations. This study examined the cardiovascular and skeletal muscle hemodynamic responses during double-leg and sequential single-leg cycling. METHODS: Ten young healthy adults (28 ± 6 y) completed six 1-min double-leg intervals interspersed with one minute of passive recovery and, on a separate occasion, 12 (six with one leg followed by six with the other leg) 1-min single-leg intervals interspersed with one minute of passive recovery...
January 11, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321341/exercise-tolerance-and-balance-of-inspiratory-to-expiratory-muscle-strength-in-relation-to-breathing-timing-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Keisuke Miki, Kazuyuki Tsujino, Tatsuya Edahiro, Seigo Kitada, Mari Miki, Kenji Yoshimura, Hiroyuki Kagawa, Yohei Oshitani, Yuko Ohara, Yuki Hosono, Hiroyuki Kurebe, Ryoji Maekura
Little is known about the applicability of respiratory muscle training based on exertional pathophysiological conditions in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between breathing timing and exertional responses, as well as whether exertional changes in the inspiratory duty cycle (inspiratory time [Ti]/total time [Ttot]) affect pathophysiological conditions, including respiratory muscles. Methods: Forty-five stable COPD patients (mean age: 71...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319776/hypercalcemia-and-acute-renal-insufficiency-following-use-of-a-veterinary-supplement
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Marcelo Fernando Ronsoni, Heloisa de Cassia Dos Santos, Bruno da Silveira Colombo, Carina Gabriela Correa, Ana Paula Gomes Moritz, Marisa Helena Cesar Coral, Simone Van de Sande-Lee, Alexandre Hohl
A previously healthy 24 yo male presented with a two-month history of epigastric pain, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and malaise. He reported abuse of different substances, including an injectable veterinary vitamin compound, which contains high doses of vitamin A, D and E, and an oily vehicle that induces local edema and enhances muscle volume. Serum creatinine was 3.1 mg/dL, alanine transaminase 160 mg/dL, aspartate transaminase 11 mg/dL, total testosterone 23 ng/dL, 25-OH-vitamin D >150 ng/mL (toxicity >100), 1,25-OH-vitamin D 80 pg/mL, vitamin A 0...
October 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318030/environmental-temperature-and-exercise-modality-independently-impact-central-and-muscle-fatigue-among-people-with-multiple-sclerosis
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Geetika Grover, Michelle Ploughman, Devin T Philpott, Liam P Kelly, Augustine J Devasahayam, Katie Wadden, Kevin E Power, Duane C Button
Background: Heat sensitivity and fatigue limit the ability of multiple sclerosis patients to participate in exercise. Objective: The purpose of this study was to determine the optimal aerobic exercise parameters (environmental temperature and exercise modality) to limit exercise-induced central and muscle fatigue among people with multiple sclerosis. Methods: Fourteen people with multiple sclerosis with varying levels of disability completed four randomized exercise sessions at 65% of the maximal volume of oxygen: body-weight supported treadmill cool (16°C), body-weight supported treadmill room (21°C), total-body recumbent stepper cool and total-body recumbent stepper room...
October 2017: Multiple Sclerosis Journal—Experimental, Translational and Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317587/-progress-in-the-study-on-roles-of-cathepsin-in-hypertension
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Zhouyangfan Peng, Yapei Li, Pingyu Zeng, Xiaohui Li
Cardiovascular remodeling or dysfunction-induced abnormal cardiac output, blood volume and peripheral vascular resistance is an important pathophysiological mechanism for the occurrence and development of hypertension. Cathepsins are widely expressed in human various tissue and cells and they are involved in the pathogenesis of hypertension through activation of renin - angiotensin system, degradation of cytoplasmic matrix, proliferation of smooth muscle cell and hypertrophy of myocyte. The clinical studies have found that cathepsins can be used as a biomarker for hypertension...
December 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317144/comparison-of-clinicoradiological-findings-between-patients-with-recovering-diplopia-and-those-with-residual-diplopia-after-surgery-for-pure-orbital-blowout-fracture
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Hye Na Jung, Sang-Il Suh, Hyung-Jin Kim, Inseon Ryoo
PURPOSE: Diplopia is a common symptom of blowout fracture (BOF), and can persist after proper surgical management. We compared clinicoradiological findings between patients with recovering diplopia and those with residual diplopia after surgery for orbital BOF. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated the CT images of 170 patients with orbital BOF and preoperative diplopia. We reviewed the following factors: sex, age, mechanism of injury, presence of diplopia before surgery, presence of enophthalmos before surgery, presence of an ocular motility abnormality before surgery, time interval between the trauma and surgery, fracture type, fracture size, volume of herniated orbital soft tissue, ratio of the volume of herniated orbital soft tissue to fracture size, number of points of contact between the extraocular muscle (EOM) and bony edge, EOM swelling, EOM swelling ratio, EOM displacement, EOM circling, EOM tenting, and EOM entrapment...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317048/imaging-skeletal-muscle-volume-density-and-fdg-uptake-before-and-after-induction-therapy-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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M D Goncalves, S Taylor, D F Halpenny, E Schwitzer, S Gandelman, J Jackson, A Lukose, A J Plodkowski, K S Tan, M Dunphy, L W Jones, R J Downey
AIM: To assess whether changes in body composition could be assessed serially using conventional thoracic computed tomography (CT) and positron-emission tomography (PET)/CT imaging in patients receiving induction chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: CT-based skeletal muscle volume and density were measured retrospectively from thoracic and lumbar segment CT images from 88 patients with newly diagnosed and untreated NSCLC before and after induction chemotherapy...
January 6, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316518/muscle-size-strength-relationship-including-ultrasonographic-echo-intensity-and-voluntary-activation-level-of-a-muscle-group
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Ryota Akagi, Momoka Suzuki, Emi Kawaguchi, Naokazu Miyamoto, Yosuke Yamada, Ryoichi Ema
This study aimed to investigate the relationship between muscle volume (MV) and joint torque for the plantar flexors (PF) in 40 young (20 men and 20 women) and 33 elderly (19 men and 14 women) individuals in consideration of the voluntary activation (VA) of PF and ratio of intramuscular adipose tissue within PF assessed by ultrasonographic echo intensity (EI). MV was estimated from the thickness of PF on ultrasonography and the lower leg length using a prediction equation previously reported. The maximal voluntary contraction torque of isometric plantar flexion was measured as TQMVC...
December 27, 2017: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316265/effects-of-chronic-hypoxia-on-diaphragm-function-in-deer-mice-native-to-high-altitude
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Neal J Dawson, Sulayman A Lyons, Danielle A Henry, Graham R Scott
AIM: We examined the effects of chronic hypoxia on diaphragm function in high- and low-altitude populations of Peromyscus mice. METHODS: Deer mice (P. maniculatus) native to high altitude and congeneric mice native to low altitude (P. leucopus) were born and raised in captivity to adulthood, and were acclimated to normoxia or hypobaric hypoxia (12 or 9 kPa, simulating hypoxia at 4300 m and 7000 m) for 6-8 weeks. We then measured indices of mitochondrial respiration capacity, force production, and fatigue resistance in the diaphragm...
January 9, 2018: Acta Physiologica
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