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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909515/influence-of-biliopancreatic-diversion-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-comparison-to-other-bariatric-surgery-procedures
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S De Carolis, A Botta, Gelsomina Del Sordo, R Guerrisi, S Salvi, M P De Carolis, A Iaconelli, P Giustacchini, M Raffaelli, A Lanzone
BACKGROUND: Pregnancy after bariatric surgery (BS) has an increased risk for small-for-gestational-age infants (SGA), shorter length of gestation, and probably perinatal mortality. The aim of this study was to investigate if biliopancreatic diversion could impair pregnancy outcomes in comparison to other bariatric surgery procedures. METHODS: We conducted a cohort retrospective single-center study in 65 women before and after BS. Thirty-one pregnancies occurred before BS, while 109 after BS, amongst which n = 51 after biliopancreatic diversion (BPD) and n = 58 after non-malabsorptive procedures...
June 16, 2018: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909472/the-impact-of-5%C3%AE-reductase-inhibitor-use-for-male-pattern-hair-loss-on-men-s-health
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REVIEW
Mohammed A Said, Akanksha Mehta
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Male pattern hair loss, mediated by dihydrotestosterone, is a common hair loss disorder, affecting over 50% of men over the age of 50. The 5-α reductase inhibitors, finasteride and dutasteride, are Food and Drug Administration-approved drugs for the treatment of this disorder. Several recent studies have reported adverse sexual and spermatogenic events among young men using 5-α reductase inhibitors, such as erectile dysfunction, decreased ejaculate volume, decreased libido, and infertility...
June 16, 2018: Current Urology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909315/effects-of-bisphenol-s-on-hypothalamic-neuropeptides-regulating-feeding-behavior-and-apelin-apj-system-in-mice
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Raja Rezg, Anne Abot, Bessem Mornagui, Samir Aydi, Claude Knauf
Since 2010, Bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine disruptor has been restricted and replaced by analogues like Bisphenol S (BPS). However, little is known about BPS effects and growing concern have suspected the "BPA-free" Label. Several recent studies suggest that BPS is associated with increased risk of diabetes and obesity. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unidentified. The current study investigates investigate BPS effects on hypothalamic neuropeptides regulating feeding behavior, either orexigenic or anorexigenic in Swiss Albino mice...
June 14, 2018: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909302/affective-styles-in-mood-and-anxiety-disorders-clinical-validation-of-the-affective-style-questionnaire-asq
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Christina Totzeck, Tobias Teismann, Stefan G Hofmann, Ruth von Brachel, Xiao Chi Zhang, Verena Pflug, Jürgen Margraf
BACKGROUND: Emotion regulation plays a critical role in the development and maintenance of psychological disorders. Less is known about the association of affective styles and psychopathology. The 20-item "Affective Style Questionnaire" (ASQ) has been validated in nonclinical samples. The American and German validation studies resulted in a three-factor structure (concealing, adjusting, and tolerating). The present study aimed to investigate three aspects: (1) the validation of the ASQ within a clinical sample, (2) the examination of possible differences in affective styles between patients suffering from affective versus anxiety disorders, and (3) the association of affective styles and anxiety, depression, and stress symptoms...
June 2, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909301/intrinsic-functional-neurocircuitry-associated-with-treatment-response-to-transdiagnostic-cbt-in-bipolar-disorder-with-anxiety
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Kristen K Ellard, Aishwarya G Gosai, Emily E Bernstein, Navneet Kaur, Lousia G Sylvia, Joan A Camprodon, Darin D Dougherty, Andrew A Nierenberg, Thilo Deckersbach
BACKGROUND: Anxiety in bipolar disorder (BD) exacerbates emotion dysregulation and reduces treatment response. We recently conducted a pilot trial of transdiagnostic CBT to target anxiety and emotion dysregulation in BD adjunctive to pharmacotherapy. Reductions in depression and anxiety symptoms were significantly predicted by baseline levels of neuroticism and perceived affective control, as well as changes over time in emotion regulation skills. The present study investigates mechanism of treatment response by examining the relationship between baseline emotion regulation-related neural circuitry and trial outcomes...
June 2, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909246/adenosine-role-in-brain-functions-pathophysiological-influence-on-parkinson-s-disease-and-other-brain-disorders
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REVIEW
Amira M Soliman, Ahmed M Fathalla, Ahmed A Moustafa
Although adenosine plays a key role in multiple motor, affective, and cognitive processes, it has received less attention in the neuroscience field compared to other neurotransmitters (e.g., dopamine). In this review, we highlight the role of adenosine in behavior as well as its interaction with other neurotransmitters, such as dopamine. We also discuss brain disorders impacted by alterations to adenosine, and how targeting adenosine can ameliorate Parkinson's disease motor symptoms. We also discuss the role of caffeine (as an adenosine antagonist) on cognition as well as a neuroprotective agent against Parkinson's disease (PD)...
February 3, 2018: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29909063/tnf-%C3%AE-antagonist-improves-oxidative-stress-and-lipid-disorders-induced-by-scorpion-venom-in-the-intestinal-tissue
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Imane Saidoune-Malek, Aouatef Ait-Lounis, Fatima Laraba-Djebari
We previously reported that Androctonus australis hector (Aah) venom induces inflammation in several tissues, however limited information is available on its role in gastrointestinal tract. Here we evaluate the involvement of TNF-α in lipid metabolism in the small intestine after Aah envenomation. To address these issues, NMRI mice (3-month-old) were pre-treated with a TNF-α antagonist, 30 minutes prior to Aah venom injection. Redox status, cytotoxicity and histopathological changes were analyzed in small intestine 3 and 24 hours after Aah injection...
June 14, 2018: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908895/impaired-histone-acetylation-in-the-infralimbic-prefrontal-cortex-following-immediate-extinction-may-result-in-deficit-of-extinction-memory
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Sanjay Singh, Sarfraj Ahmad Siddiqui, Sukanya Tripathy, Shiv Kumar, Sudipta Saha, Rajesh Ugale, Dinesh Raj Modi, Anand Prakash
In the last few decades, there has been exponential increase in studies aiming to trace the molecular mechanism of fear extinction with a hope to minimize the return of fear after exposure therapy required for operational treatment of anxiety disorders. The present study explored how the timing of extinction training after developing a specific fear, affects the consequent return of the extinguished fear and the role of histone acetylation in controlling the circuitry, thereof. It was found that rats undergone extinction training 10 min...
June 14, 2018: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908845/lead-exposure-induces-alzheimers-s-disease-ad-like-pathology-and-disturbes-cholesterol-metabolism-in-the-young-rat-brain
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Cancan Zhou, Zhenyan Gao, Ju Wang, Meiqin Wu, Shuang Hu, Fei Chen, Junxia Liu, Hui Pan, Chonghuai Yan
Lead exposure has been evidenced as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD), mainly affecting the ageing. However, the early manifestation and mechanisms of AD-like pathology induced by lead exposure remains to be elucidated. Considering the fact that impaired cholesterol metabolism is associated with many neurodegenerative disorders including AD, in this study we focused on the role of cholesterol metabolism in lead induced premature AD-like pathology. We treated weaning rats with lead at different concentrations for 4 weeks...
June 14, 2018: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908754/bile-acids-and-fxr-in-functional-gastrointestinal-disorders
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REVIEW
Paula Mosińska, Adrian Szczepaniak, Jakub Fichna
Functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs), such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and chronic constipation (CC), are commonly diagnosed conditions in clinical practice which create a substantial global burden. Since the farnesoid X receptor (FXR) and bile acids (BAs) are responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the GI tract, any disturbances in the expression of FXR or the composition of BAs may contribute to the development of the GI symptoms. Alterations in the mechanism of action of FXR directly affect the BAs pool and account for increased intestinal permeability and changes in abundance and diversity of gut microbiota leading to intestinal dysmotility...
May 30, 2018: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908717/analysis-of-nocturnal-hypokinesia-and-sleep-quality-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Fei Xue, Fu-Yu Wang, Cheng-Jie Mao, Si-Ping Guo, Jing Chen, Jie Li, Qiao-Jun Wang, Hong-Zhe Bei, Qian Yu, Chun-Feng Liu
Nocturnal hypokinesia/akinesia and sleep disorder are believed to be common in Parkinson's disease (PD), but are often underestimated. To date, only a few studies have focused on nocturnal symptoms related to motor function and sleep quality in PD patients, and the assessments were based mainly on the subjective descriptions of the patients. In this study, we assessed the relationships between motor symptoms and sleep quality in 29 PD patients (17 PD patients reporting impaired bed mobility (IBM) and 12 patients without IBM)...
June 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908673/is-hiragana-decoding-impaired-in-children-with-periventricular-leukomalacia
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Naoko Kurahashi, Yukiko Futamura, Norie Nonobe, Shunsuke Ogaya, Yuki Maki, Ikuko Yoshimura, Takeshi Suzuki, Yosuke Hosokawa, Keitaro Yamada, Kosaburo Aso, Koichi Maruyama, Miho Nakamura
BACKGROUND: There are few studies on hiragana reading skill and phonological awareness in Japanese schoolchildren with periventricular leukomalacia (PVL). METHODS: Three seven-year-old children with PVL who had no intellectual disabilities or dysarthria were recruited. Their perinatal information, brain magnetic resonance image (MRI) at term equivalent age, accompanying neurodevelopmental disorders, ophthalmologic features, Kaufman Assessment Battery for Children (K-ABC), a hiragana reading test (four tasks), and a phonological awareness task (mora reversal tasks) were analyzed...
June 13, 2018: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908577/traditional-and-ethnobotanical-dermatology-practices-in-africa
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Ncoza C Dlova, Moses A Ollengo
More than 80% of the global population depends on traditional medicine for their basic primary health care needs. Africa has a well-established history of botanicals use. These include a vast array of compounds that can be used to treat various skin-related conditions. The rationale for the use of traditional medicine in skincare stems from the physical effects these compounds have on skin, such as the ability to control bleeding and speed up wound healing, as well as the potential to treat burns and other disorders of pigmentation...
May 2018: Clinics in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908406/peer-support-intervention-for-postpartum-depression-participant-satisfaction-and-program-effectiveness
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Betty-Shannon Prevatt, Evan M Lowder, Sarah L Desmarais
OBJECTIVE: Postpartum mood disorders represent a serious problem affecting 10-20% of women and support groups offer a promising intervention modality. The current study examined participant satisfaction with and effectiveness of a peer-facilitated postpartum support group. INTERVENTION: The program consists of a free, peer-support group, developed to increase social support and destigmatise postpartum mood symptoms. The weekly group is co-facilitated by former group attendees and maternal health professionals...
May 31, 2018: Midwifery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908383/cognition-mood-and-quality-of-life-outcomes-among-low-literacy-adults-living-with-epilepsy-in-rural-kenya-a-preliminary-study
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Patrick N Mwangala, Symon M Kariuki, Moses K Nyongesa, Paul Mwangi, Esther Chongwo, Charles R Newton, Amina Abubakar
Epilepsy is frequently associated with neurocognitive impairments, mental health, and psychosocial problems but these are rarely documented in low- and middle-income countries. The aim of this study was to examine the neurocognitive outcomes, depressive symptoms, and psychosocial adjustments of people with epilepsy (PWE) in Kilifi, Kenya. We evaluated the impact of these outcomes on health-related quality of life. Self-report, interviewer-administered measures of depression (Major Depression Inventory) and quality of life (RAND SF-36) were administered to 63 PWE and 83 community controls...
June 12, 2018: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908377/a-perinatal-approach-to-genetic-disorders-in-irish-travellers-a-review
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REVIEW
Fionnuala Mone, Fionnuala M McAuliffe, Sally Ann Lynch
Irish Travellers are an endogamous nomadic ethnic minority population mostly resident on the island of Ireland with smaller populations living in Europe & USA. As they practice consanguinity, rare and ultra-rare autosomal recessive conditions are observed which are infrequently seen in the general population. Awareness of the rare genetic disorders within an antenatal setting that recur within this population should facilitate quicker cost-effective diagnosis. These include disorders leading to recurrent miscarriage and multiple congenital anomalies...
June 9, 2018: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908300/acute-and-chronic-escitalopram-alter-eeg-gamma-oscillations-differently-relevance-to-therapeutic-effects
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Noémi Papp, Szilvia Vas, Emese Bogáthy, Zita Kátai, Diána Kostyalik, György Bagdy
Brain oscillations in the gamma frequency band of the electroencephalogram (EEG) have been implicated in several sensory and cognitive processes, and have also been associated with numerous neuropsychiatric disorders, including depression. The widely prescribed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), similarly to other antidepressants, are known to produce markedly different effects on sleep and behavioral measures with acute and chronic administration. Although there are studies examining the acute effect of escitalopram on slower (<30 Hz) oscillations, we hardly could find any data about the effect of the drug on higher-frequency EEG oscillations (>30 Hz) in different sleep-wake stages, particularly comparing the acute and chronic effects of the drug concerning gamma oscillations...
June 13, 2018: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908254/the-neurotoxin-diethyl-dithiophosphate-impairs-glutamate-transport-in-cultured-bergmann-glia-cells
#18
Tatiana N Olivares-Bañuelos, Isabel Martínez-Hernández, Luisa C Hernández-Kelly, Donají Chi-Castañeda, Libia Vega, Arturo Ortega
Glutamate, the main excitatory neurotransmitter in the vertebrate Central Nervous System, is involved in almost every aspect of brain physiology, and its signaling properties are severely affected in most neurodegenerative diseases. This neurotransmitter has to be efficiently removed from the synaptic cleft in order to prevent an over-stimulation of glutamate receptors that leads to neuronal death. Specific sodium-dependent membrane transporters, highly enriched in glial cells, elicit the clearance of glutamate...
June 13, 2018: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908238/small-conductance-calcium-activated-potassium-sk-channel-dependent-and-independent-effects-of-riluzole-on-neuropathic-pain-related-amygdala-activity-and-behaviors-in-rats
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Jeremy M Thompson, Vadim Yakhnitsa, Guangchen Ji, Volker Neugebauer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chronic neuropathic pain is an important healthcare issue with significant emotional components. The amygdala is a brain region involved in pain and emotional-affective states and disorders. The central amygdala output nucleus (CeA) contains small-conductance calcium-activated potassium (SK) channels that can control neuronal activity. A clinically available therapeutic, riluzole can activate SK channels and may have antinociceptive effects through a supraspinal action...
June 13, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29908221/maternal-separation-stress-reduced-prenatal-ethanol-induced-increase-in-exploratory-behaviour-and-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinase-activity
#20
Patricia C Swart, Vivienne A Russell, Jacqueline J Dimatelis
In an attempt to better represent the aetiology of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) and the associated psychological deficits, prenatal-ethanol exposure was followed by maternal separation in a rat model in order to account for the effects of early-life adversities in addition to in utero alcohol exposure. Extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (ERK1/2) and glycogen synthase kinase 3-β (GSK3β) are converging points for many signalling cascades and have been implicated in models of FASD and models of early-life stress...
June 13, 2018: Behavioural Brain Research
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