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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650981/health-situation-of-migrant-and-minority-nurses-a-systematic-review
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Benjamin Schilgen, Albert Nienhaus, Oriana Handtke, Holger Schulz, Mike Mösko
INTRODUCTION: Globally, life expectancy together with multimorbidity and chronic diseases are increasing. This leads to a growing demand for care and hence for healthcare personnel and nurses. To meet this demand, healthcare workers from abroad are increasingly hired. The nurses' workplace in general is characterized by physically and psychologically demanding tasks, while that of migrant and minority nurses is additionally characterized by discriminatory practices. The present knowledge about the health of migrant and minority nurses and the terminology in this context are diverse...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650976/effect-of-praziquantel-on-the-differential-expression-of-mouse-hepatic-genes-and-parasite-atp-binding-cassette-transporter-gene-family-members-during-schistosoma-mansoni-infection
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Melissa C Sanchez, Katina V Krasnec, Amalia S Parra, Christian von Cabanlong, Geoffrey N Gobert, Boris Umylny, Pauline M Cupit, Charles Cunningham
Schistosomiasis is a chronic parasitic disease caused by sexually dimorphic blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma. Praziquantel (PZQ) is the only drug widely available to treat the disease but does not kill juvenile parasites. Here we report the use of next generation sequencing to study the transcriptional effect of PZQ on murine hepatic inflammatory, immune and fibrotic responses to Schistosoma mansoni worms and eggs. An initial T helper cell 1 (Th1) response is induced against schistosomes in mice treated with drug vehicle (Vh) around the time egg laying begins, followed by a T helper cell 2 (Th2) response and the induction of genes whose action leads to granuloma formation and fibrosis...
June 26, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650851/genetic-risk-in-chronic-pancreatitis-the-misfolding-dependent-pathway
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Miklós Sahin-Tóth
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Genetic risk in chronic pancreatitis is partly due to mutations that cause misfolding of digestive enzymes and elicit endoplasmic reticulum stress. This review examines recent developments in this concept. RECENT FINDINGS: The best characterized misfolding variants in the highly expressed digestive proteases cationic trypsinogen (PRSS1) and carboxypeptidase A1 (CPA1) are strong, causative risk factors for chronic pancreatitis and may be associated with autosomal dominant hereditary pancreatitis...
June 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650391/proteins-differentially-expressed-in-the-pancreas-of-hepatic-alcohol-dehydrogenase-deficient-deer-mice-fed-ethanol-for-3-months
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Kamlesh K Bhopale, Samir M Amer, Lata Kaphalia, Kizhake V Soman, John E Wiktorowicz, Ghulam A Shakeel Ansari, Bhupendra S Kaphalia
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify differentially expressed proteins in the pancreatic tissue of hepatic alcohol dehydrogenase-deficient deer mice fed ethanol to understand metabolic basis and mechanism of alcoholic chronic pancreatitis. METHODS: Mice were fed liquid diet containing 3.5 g% ethanol daily for 3 months, and differentially expressed pancreatic proteins were identified by protein separation using 2-dimensional gel electrophoresis and identification by mass spectrometry...
June 22, 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650104/alzheimer-s-disease-and-metabolic-syndrome-a-link-from-oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-to-neurodegeneration
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Eduardo Rojas-Gutierrez, Guadalupe Muñoz-Arenas, Samuel Treviño, Blanca Espinosa, Raúl Chavez, Karla Rojas, Gonzalo Flores, Alfonso Díaz, Jorge Guevara
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia and one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality among the aging population. AD diagnosis is made post-mortem, and the two pathologic hallmarks, particularly evident in the end stages of the illness, are amyloid plaques and neurofibrillary tangles (NFT). Currently, there is no curative treatment for AD. Additionally, there is a strong relation between oxidative stress, metabolic syndrome (MetS) and AD. The high levels of circulating lipids and glucose imbalances amplify lipid peroxidation that gradually diminishes the antioxidant systems, causing high levels of oxidative metabolism that affects cell structure, leading to neuronal damage...
June 26, 2017: Synapse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649992/a-key-role-for-neurotensin-in-chronic-stress-induced-anxiety-like-behaviour-in-rats
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Catherine P Normandeau, Ana Paula Ventura Silva, Emily R Hawken, Staci Angelis, Calvin Sjaarda, Xudong Liu, José Miguel Pêgo, Éric C Dumont
Chronic stress is a major cause of anxiety disorders that can be reliably modeled pre-clinically, providing insight into alternative therapeutic targets for this mental health illness. Neuropeptides have been targeted in the past to no avail possibly due to our lack of understanding of their role in pathological models. In this study we use a rat model of chronic stress-induced anxiety-like behaviours and hypothesized that neuropeptidergic modulation of synaptic transmission would be altered in the Bed Nucleus of the Stria Terminalis (BNST), a brain region suspected to contribute to anxiety disorders...
June 26, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649673/rapid-acting-antidepressants-in-chronic-stress-models-molecular-and-cellular-mechanisms
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Brendan D Hare, Sriparna Ghosal, Ronald S Duman
Stress-associated disorders, including depression and anxiety, impact nearly 20% of individuals in the United States. The social, health, and economic burden imposed by stress-associated disorders requires in depth research efforts to identify suitable treatment strategies. Traditional medications (e.g., selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, monoamine oxidase inhibitors) have significant limitations, notably a time lag for therapeutic response that is compounded by low rates of efficacy. Excitement over ketamine, a rapid acting antidepressant effective in treatment resistant patients, is tempered by transient dissociative and psychotomimetic effects, as well as abuse potential...
February 2017: Chronic stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649404/comparative-transcriptomic-analysis-of-gardnerella-vaginalis-biofilms-vs-planktonic-cultures-using-rna-seq
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Joana Castro, Angela França, Katie R Bradwell, Myrna G Serrano, Kimberly K Jefferson, Nuno Cerca
Bacterial vaginosis is the most common gynecological disorder affecting women of reproductive age. Bacterial vaginosis is frequently associated with the development of a Gardnerella vaginalis biofilm. Recent data indicates that G. vaginalis biofilms are more tolerant to antibiotics and are able to incorporate other bacterial vaginosis -associated species, yielding a multi-species biofilm. However, despite its apparent role in bacterial vaginosis, little is known regarding the molecular determinants involved in biofilm formation by G...
2017: NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649402/evolutionary-adaptations-of-biofilms-infecting-cystic-fibrosis-lungs-promote-mechanical-toughness-by-adjusting-polysaccharide-production
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Kristin Kovach, Megan Davis-Fields, Yasuhiko Irie, Kanishk Jain, Shashvat Doorwar, Katherine Vuong, Numa Dhamani, Kishore Mohanty, Ahmed Touhami, Vernita D Gordon
Biofilms are communities of microbes embedded in a matrix of extracellular polymeric substances, largely polysaccharides. Multiple types of extracellular polymeric substances can be produced by a single bacterial strain. The distinct polymer components of biofilms are known to provide chemical protection, but little is known about how distinct extracellular polysaccharides may also protect biofilms against mechanical stresses such as shear or phagocytic engulfment. Decades-long infections of Pseudomonas. aeruginosa biofilms in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients are natural models for studies of biofilm fitness under pressure from antibiotics and the immune system...
2017: NPJ Biofilms and Microbiomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649323/individual-based-analysis-of-hair-corticosterone-reveals-factors-influencing-chronic-stress-in-the-american-pika
#10
Matthew D Waterhouse, Bryson Sjodin, Chris Ray, Liesl Erb, Jennifer Wilkening, Michael A Russello
Glucocorticoids are often measured in wildlife to assess physiological responses to environmental or ecological stress. Hair, blood, saliva, or fecal samples are generally used depending on the timescale of the stress response being investigated and species-specific considerations. Here, we report the first use of hair samples to measure long-term corticosterone levels in the climate-sensitive American pika (Ochotona princeps). We validated an immunoassay-based measurement of corticosterone extracted from hair samples and compared corticosterone estimates obtained from plasma, hair, and fecal samples of nine pikas...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649201/evaluation-of-jnj-54717793-a-novel-brain-penetrant-selective-orexin-1-receptor-antagonist-in-two-rat-models-of-panic-attack-provocation
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Pascal Bonaventure, Christine Dugovic, Brock Shireman, Cathy Preville, Sujin Yun, Brian Lord, Diane Nepomuceno, Michelle Wennerholm, Timothy Lovenberg, Nicolas Carruthers, Stephanie D Fitz, Anantha Shekhar, Philip L Johnson
Orexin neurons originating in the perifornical and lateral hypothalamic area are highly reactive to anxiogenic stimuli and have strong projections to anxiety and panic-associated circuitry. Recent studies support a role for the orexin system and in particular the orexin 1 receptor (OX1R) in coordinating an integrative stress response. However, no selective OX1R antagonist has been systematically tested in two preclinical models of using panicogenic stimuli that induce panic attack in the majority of people with panic disorder, namely an acute hypercapnia-panic provocation model and a model involving chronic inhibition of GABA synthesis in the perifornical hypothalamic area followed by intravenous sodium lactate infusion...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648972/diallyl-trisulfide-a-garlic-polysulfide-protects-against-as-induced-renal-oxidative-nephrotoxicity-apoptosis-and-inflammation-in-rats-by-activating-the-nrf2-are-signaling-pathway
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S Miltonprabu, N C Sumedha, P Senthilraja
BACKGROUND: Arsenic (As) contamination is an extremely dangerous global environmental problem as it can enter into the food chain and become bio-accumulated, endangering human health. Chronic As intoxication leads to undesirable toxic effects in various organ systems of the body, especially the kidney. Diallyl trisulfide (DATS) is an organosulfur compound which has been widely known for its uses as antibacterial, antitumorogenic, antioxidant agent and has been also reported to have anti-apoptotic and anti-inflammatory properties...
June 22, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648684/hbk-15-protects-mice-from-stress-induced-behavioral-disturbances-and-changes-in-corticosterone-bdnf-and-ngf-levels
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Karolina Pytka, Monika Głuch-Lutwin, Magdalena Kotańska, Elżbieta Żmudzka, Magdalena Jakubczyk, Anna Waszkielewicz, Paulina Janiszewska, Maria Walczak
Unlike majority of current antidepressants, HBK-15-a 5-HT1A and 5-HT7 receptor antagonist - showed memory-enhancing properties. In this study, we aimed to further characterize pharmacological profile of HBK-15 and investigate its antidepressant- and anxiolytic-like activity in the mouse model of unpredictable chronic mild stress. We used sucrose consumption test, forced swim test and elevated plus maze and evaluated the influence on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and nerve growth factor (NGF) levels in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, as well as body weight, relative adrenal glands weight and plasma corticosterone level in the stressed mice...
June 22, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648626/mechanosensitivity-of-microdomain-calcium-signalling-in-the-heart
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REVIEW
Patrick Schönleitner, Uli Schotten, Gudrun Antoons
In cardiac myocytes, calcium (Ca(2+)) signalling is tightly controlled in dedicated microdomains. At the dyad, i.e. the narrow cleft between t-tubules and junctional sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR), many signalling pathways combine to control Ca(2+)-induced Ca(2+) release during contraction. Local Ca(2+) gradients also exist in regions where SR and mitochondria are in close contact to regulate energetic demands. Loss of microdomain structures, or dysregulation of local Ca(2+) fluxes in cardiac disease, is often associated with oxidative stress, contractile dysfunction and arrhythmias...
June 22, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648389/stress-primes-microglial-polarization-after-global-ischemia-therapeutic-potential-of-progesterone
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Claudia Espinosa-Garcia, Iqbal Sayeed, Seema Yousuf, Fahim Atif, Elena G Sergeeva, Gretchen N Neigh, Donald G Stein
Despite the fact stress is associated with increased risk of stroke and worsened outcome, most preclinical studies have ignored this comorbid factor, especially in the context of testing neuroprotective treatments. Preclinical research suggests that stress primes microglia, resulting in an enhanced reactivity to a subsequent insult and potentially increasing vulnerability to stroke. Ischemia-induced activated microglia can be polarized into a harmful phenotype, M1, which produces pro-inflammatory cytokines, or a protective phenotype, M2, which releases anti-inflammatory cytokines and neurotrophic factors...
June 22, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647944/management-of-type-1-diabetes-in-children-in-the-first-5-years-of-life
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Melissa Rearson, Susan Sullivan-Bolyai
A significant increase in children <6 years of age being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (T1D) is occurring. The parents (caregivers) of these children have full responsibility for the complex and individualized management while having to deal with the emotional stress of caring for a child with a chronic condition. This article will provide a summary of the diagnosis and recommended medical treatment for this special age group of children. Also presented will be common day-to-day family management issues for health care providers to consider as they provide care for this most common endocrine chronic condition...
June 2017: Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews: PER
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647935/evaluation-of-patients-with-acute-chest-pain-using-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-prognostic-implications-of-mildly-abnormal-scans
#17
Ronen Goldkorn, Alexey Naimushin, Roy Beigel, Ekaterina Naimushin, Michael Narodetski, Shlomi Matetzky
BACKGROUND: While patients presenting to emergency departments (ER) with chest pain are increasingly managed in chest pain units (CPU) that utilize accelerated diagnostic protocols for risk stratification, such as single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), data are lacking regarding the prognostic implications of mildly abnormal scans in this population. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prognostic implications of mildly abnormal SPECT MPI results in patients with acute chest pain...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647675/abstinence-from-prolonged-ethanol-exposure-affects-plasma-corticosterone-glucocorticoid-receptor-signaling-and-stress-related-behaviors
#18
Sucharita S Somkuwar, Leandro F Vendruscolo, McKenzie J Fannon, Brooke E Schmeichel, Tran Bao Nguyen, Jasmin Guevara, Harpreet Sidhu, Candice Contet, Eric P Zorrilla, Chitra D Mandyam
Alcohol dependence is linked to dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. Here, we investigated effects of repeated ethanol intoxication-withdrawal cycles (using chronic intermittent ethanol vapor inhalation; CIE) and abstinence from CIE on peak and nadir plasma corticosterone (CORT) levels. Irritability- and anxiety-like behaviors as well as glucocorticoid receptors (GR) in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) were assessed at various intervals (2h-28d) after cessation of CIE. Results show that peak CORT increased during CIE, transiently decreased during early abstinence (1-11d), and returned to pre-abstinence levels during protracted abstinence (17-27d)...
June 12, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647674/in-pregnancy-increased-maternal-stai-trait-stress-score-shows-decreased-insulin-sensitivity-and-increased-stress-hormones
#19
Georgios Valsamakis, Dimitrios C Papatheodorou, Nikolaos Chalarakis, N Nikolaos Vrachnis, Elpida J Sidiropoulou, Maria Manolikaki, Aimilia Mantzou, Alexandra Margeli, Ioannis Papassotiriou, George P Chrousos, George Mastorakos
INTRODUCTION: Chronic or acute stressors influence maternal and fetal Hypothalamus-Pituitary-Adrenal Axes (HPA) during pregnancy. In this study, the effect of maternal stress into maternal insulin sensitivity was investigated during pregnancy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-two pregnant women [aged 27.1±2.5 (mean±SD) yrs; BMI=25±2.2kg/m(2)] had at the 2(nd) and 3(rd) trimesters anthropometry, fasting blood samples (cortisol, Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH), active amylin, Interleukin (IL6)), Oral Glucose Tolerance Test (OGTT) for glucose and insulin, state-trait anxiety inventory (STAI) trait and state questionnaires (for stress assessment)...
June 13, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647645/adding-dimension-to-cellular-mechanotransduction-advances-in-biomedical-engineering-of-multiaxial-cell-stretch-systems-and-their-application-to-cardiovascular-biomechanics-and-mechano-signaling
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REVIEW
O Friedrich, D Schneidereit, Y A Nikolaev, V Nikolova-Krstevski, S Schürmann, A Wirth-Hücking, A L Merten, D Fatkin, B Martinac
Hollow organs (e.g. heart) experience pressure-induced mechanical wall stress sensed by molecular mechano-biosensors, including mechanosensitive ion channels, to translate into intracellular signaling. For direct mechanistic studies, stretch devices to apply defined extensions to cells adhered to elastomeric membranes have stimulated mechanotransduction research. However, most engineered systems only exploit unilateral cellular stretch. In addition, it is often taken for granted that stretch applied by hardware translates 1:1 to the cell membrane...
June 21, 2017: Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology
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