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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645857/exploring-the-effect-of-end-binding-proteins-and-microtubule-targeting-chemotherapy-drugs-on-microtubule-dynamic-instability
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Diana White, Stéphane Honoré, Florence Hubert
Microtubules (MTs) play a key role in normal cell development and are a primary target for many cancer chemotherapy MT targeting agents (MTAs). As such, understanding MT dynamics in the presence of such agents, as well as other proteins that alter MT dynamics, is extremely important. In general, MTs grow relatively slowly and shorten very fast (almost instantaneously), an event referred to as a catastrophe. These dynamics, referred to as dynamic instability, have been studied in both experimental and theoretical settings...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645670/fracture-resistance-of-cad-cam-monolithic-ceramic-and-veneered-zirconia-molar-crowns-after-aging-in-a-mastication-simulator
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Merve Bankoğlu Güngör, Secil Karakoca Nemli
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The demand for ceramic restorations has increased over the past years, and now various machinable materials can be used for chairside computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) systems. Limited studies of these new materials make it difficult to evaluate their mechanical performance, advantages, and limitations. PURPOSE: The purpose of this in vitro study was to investigate the fracture resistance of CAD-CAM monolithic ceramic and veneered zirconia molar crowns after thermomechanical aging...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644822/the-effect-of-a-lay-led-group-based-self-management-program-for-patients-with-chronic-pain-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-the-danish-version-of-the-chronic-pain-self-management-programme
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Mimi Mehlsen, Lea Hegaard, Eva Ørnbøl, Jens Søndergaard Jensen, Per Fink, Lisbeth Frostholm
The Stanford Chronic Pain Self-Management Programme (CPSMP) consists of six 2½-hour weekly workshops focusing on how to manage pain in daily life. The workshops are facilitated by two workshop leaders of whom at least one must suffer from a long-term pain condition. The program is highly structured and manualized. Only few controlled trials testing the effect of CPSMP exist.Enrolled in the study were 424 adults from 19 Danish municipalities, (72% women; age: 25-93 years) with pain of any etiology and great variation in pain history (0-50 yrs)...
June 22, 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643424/mdm2-is-implicated-in-high-glucose-induced-podocyte-mitotic-catastrophe-via-notch1-signalling
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Hui Tang, Chun-Tao Lei, Chen Ye, Pan Gao, Cheng Wan, Shan Chen, Fang-Fang He, Yu-Mei Wang, Hua Su, Chun Zhang
Podocyte injury and depletion are essential events involved in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy (DN). As a terminally differentiated cell, podocyte is restricted in 'post-mitosis' state and unable to regenerate. Re-entering mitotic phase will cause podocyte disastrous death which is defined as mitotic catastrophe (MC). Murine double minute 2 (MDM2), a cell cycle regulator, is widely expressed in renal resident cells including podocytes. Here, we explore whether MDM2 is involved in podocyte MC during hyperglycaemia...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643342/progress-and-policy-implication-of-the-insurance-programs-for-catastrophic-diseases-in-china
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Wenhui Mao, Luying Zhang, Wen Chen
The State Council encouraged the involvement of commercial insurance companies (CICs) in the development of the Insurance Program for Catastrophic Diseases (IPCD), yet its implementation has rarely been reported. We collected literature and policy documentation and conducted interviews in 10 cities with innovative IPCD policies to understand the details of the implementation of IPCD. IPCDs are operated at the prefectural level in 14 provinces, while in 4 municipalities and 6 provinces, unified IPCDs have been implemented at higher levels...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Health Planning and Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642688/lower-functional-connectivity-of-the-periaqueductal-gray-is-related-to-negative-affect-and-clinical-manifestations-of-fibromyalgia
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Marie-Andrée Coulombe, Keith St Lawrence, Dwight E Moulin, Patricia Morley-Forster, Mahsa Shokouhi, Warren R Nielson, Karen D Davis
Fibromyalgia (FM) syndrome is characterized by chronic widespread pain, muscle tenderness and emotional distress. Previous studies found reduced endogenous pain modulation in FM. This deficiency of pain modulation may be related to the attributes of chronic pain and other clinical symptoms experienced in patients with FM. Thus, we tested whether there is a link between the clinical symptoms of FM and functional connectivity (FC) of the periaqueductal gray (PAG), a key node of pain modulation. We acquired resting state 3T functional MRI (rsfMRI) data from 23 female patients with FM and 16 age- and sex- matched healthy controls (HC) and assessed FM symptoms with the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI), Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) and Pain Catastrophizing Scale (PCS)...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638691/catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-treated-with-rituximab-a-case-report
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Atalay Doğru, Yunus Ugan, Mehmet Şahin, Nermin Karahan, Şevket Ercan Tunç
Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a rare and fatal condition that is characterized by diffuse venous and/or arterial thromboembolism within a short period of time and histopathological confirmation of small-vessel occlusion in at least one organ or tissue in the presence of positive antiphospholipid antibodies. Here we report the case of a 19-year-old woman with CAPS. During the first week of her hospitalization, she was diagnosed with CAPS on the basis of skin necrosis, pulmonary artery thrombosis, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis, and positive lupus anticoagulant...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638293/septic-embolic-stroke-resulting-from-staphylococcus-lugdunensis-endocarditis
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Htoo Kyaw, Atif Z Shaikh, Gokul Yaratha, Misra Deepika
BACKGROUND: Staphylococcus lugdunensis, a member of the coagulase-negative staphylococci (CoNS), has been recognized as a causal organism for infective endocarditis since the 1980s. Although most CoNS have an insidious and chronic nature, they are involved in a variety of systemic infections. S lugdunensis infective endocarditis is a rare entity but is as catastrophic as Staphylococcus aureus infective endocarditis and requires aggressive antibiotic therapy and, typically, valve replacement...
2017: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638269/clinical-insomnia-and-associated-factors-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-a-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Soon Young Yun, Do Heon Kim, Hae Yoon Do, Shin Hyung Kim
Background Insomnia frequently occurs to patients with persistent back pain. By worsening pain, mood, and physical functioning, insomnia could lead to the negative clinical consequences of patients with failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). This retrospective and cross-sectional study aims to identify the risk factors associated with clinical insomnia in FBSS patients. Methods A total of 194 patients with FBSS, who met the study inclusion criteria, were included in this analysis. The Insomnia Severity Index (ISI) was utilized to ascertain the presence of clinical insomnia (ISI score ≥ 15)...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638209/comparative-analysis-of-results-from-a-cognitive-emotion-regulation-questionnaire-between-international-students-from-west-asia-and-xinjiang-college-students-in-china
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Hongxing Hu, Bahargul Alsron, Bin Xu, Wei Hao
BACKGROUND: The Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ) is a cognitive and emotional tool measuring how individuals deal with stressful life events. However differences exist in the results of CERQ among individuals. OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to investigate the CERQ results and depressive symptoms of students at our university (both local and international students) in order to provide further guidance for psychological interventions. METHODS: 255 sophomore and junior international students (171 male and 84 female) and 262 sophomore and junior Chinese students (124 male and 138 female) were investigated using CERQ, ASLEC and SDS questionnaires...
December 25, 2016: Shanghai Archives of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637153/dutch-version-of-the-fear-of-pain-questionnaire-for-adolescents-with-chronic-pain
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Carolien Dekker, Caroline H G Bastiaenen, Janneke E de Vries, Laura E Simons, Mariëlle E J B Goossens, Jeanine A M C F Verbunt
BACKGROUND: Fear of pain is important in the development and maintenance of chronic pain. The Fear of Pain Questionnaire-Child version has been developed to assess pain related fear in children and adolescents. OBJECTIVE: Translating the original questionnaire into Dutch, and investigating internal consistency and construct validity to enable use in the Dutch pain rehabilitation setting for treatment and research. METHODS: Cross-sectional validation study: After forward and back translation of the FOPQ-C, adolescents (11-22 years old) with chronic musculoskeletal pain completed an assessment containing the Dutch Fear of Pain Questionnaire, and questionnaires about demographics, pain catastrophizing, functional disability, and pain intensity...
March 3, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636814/arsenic-compromises-both-p97-and-proteasome-functions
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Joseph Tillotson, Christopher J Zerio, Bryan Harder, Andrew Ambrose, Kevin S Jung, MinJin Kang, Donna D Zhang, Eli Chapman
Exposure to arsenic is a worldwide problem that affects more than 200 million people. The underlying mechanisms of arsenic toxicity have been difficult to ascertain due to arsenic's pleotropic effects. A number of recent investigations have shown arsenic can compromise protein quality control through the ubiquitin proteasome system (UPS) or the endoplasmic reticulum associated protein degradation (ERAD) pathway. In this report, a link between arsenic and protein quality control is reported. Biochemical and cellular data demonstrate a misregulation of the ATPase cycle of the ATPase associated with various cellular activities (AAA+) chaperone, p97...
June 21, 2017: Chemical Research in Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635494/urea-cycle-disorder-misdiagnosed-as-multiple-sclerosis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hussein Algahtani, Seham Alameer, Yousef Marzouk, Bader Shirah
Urea cycle disorders are a group of inborn errors of metabolism caused by dysfunction of any of the six enzymes or two transport proteins involved in urea biosynthesis. In this paper, we report a patient who presented with neurological dysfunction and coma in the immediate postpartum period. She was misdiagnosed for many years as a case of multiple sclerosis. The importance of reporting this case is to illustrate that the wrong diagnosis of patients as being affected with multiple sclerosis for many years due to magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities rather than the classic relapsing-remitting nature of the disease may lead to catastrophic consequences...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634410/climate-response-to-the-8-2-ka-event-in-coastal-california
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Jessica L Oster, Warren D Sharp, Aaron K Covey, Jansen Gibson, Bruce Rogers, Hari Mix
A fast-growing stalagmite from the central California coast provides a high-resolution record of climatic changes synchronous with global perturbations resulting from the catastrophic drainage of proglacial Lake Agassiz at ca. 8.2 ka. High frequency, large amplitude variations in carbon isotopes during the 8.2 ka event, coupled with pulsed increases in phosphorus concentrations, indicate more frequent or intense winter storms on the California coast. Decreased magnesium-calcium ratios point toward a sustained increase in effective moisture during the event, however the magnitude of change in Mg/Ca suggests this event was not as pronounced on the western North American coast as anomalies seen in the high northern latitudes and monsoon-influenced areas...
June 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634092/alarmingly-high-rate-of-implant-fractures-in-one-modular-femoral-stem-design-a-comparison-of-two-implants
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Ritesh R Shah, Jeffrey M Goldstein, Nancy E Cipparrone, Alexander C Gordon, Matthew L Jimenez, Wayne M Goldstein
BACKGROUND: Reports of implant fracture at the modular junction have been seen in modular neck designs, stem-sleeve modular femoral stems, and diaphyseal engaging bi-body modular stems. To date, however, there has never been a direct comparison between 2 different implant designs from the same modular family. The purpose of this study is to compare the rate of implant failure of 2 such stem-sleeve modular femoral stem designs, the S-ROM and Emperion, to further identify factors which increase the risk of this mode of failure...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632503/the-catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-in-children
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Ellen J L Go, Kathleen M O'Neil
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the difficult syndrome of catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome, emphasizing new developments in the diagnosis, pathogenesis and treatment. RECENT FINDINGS: Few recent publications directly address pediatric catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS). Most articles are case reports or are data from adult and pediatric registries. The major factors contributing to most pediatric catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome include infection and the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies, but complement activation also is important in creating diffuse thrombosis in the microcirculation...
June 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631693/-independent-risk-factors-for-severe-cardiovascular-events-in-male-patients-with-gout-results-of-a-7-year-prospective-study
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M S Eliseev, I S Denisov, E I Markelova, S I Glukhova, E L Nasonov
AIM: To determine risk factors for severe cardiovascular (CV) events (CVEs) in male patients with crystal-verified gout. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: 251 male patients with crystal-verified gout were prospectively followed up in 2003 to 2013. The mean follow-up period was 6.9±2.0 years. New severe CVE cases and deaths were recorded. Logistic regression was used to analyze the impact of traditional and other risk factors and allopurinol use on the risk for severe CVEs...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630321/how-selective-severing-by-katanin-promotes-order-in-the-plant-cortical-microtubule-array
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Eva E Deinum, Simon H Tindemans, Jelmer J Lindeboom, Bela M Mulder
Plant morphogenesis requires differential and often asymmetric growth. A key role in controlling anisotropic expansion of individual cells is played by the cortical microtubule array. Although highly organized, the array can nevertheless rapidly change in response to internal and external cues. Experiments have identified the microtubule-severing enzyme katanin as a central player in controlling the organizational state of the array. Katanin action is required both for normal alignment and the adaptation of array orientation to mechanical, environmental, and developmental stimuli...
June 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629739/twisting-cracks-in-bouligand-structures
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Nobphadon Suksangpanya, Nicholas A Yaraghi, David Kisailus, Pablo Zavattieri
The Bouligand structure, which is found in many biological materials, is a hierarchical architecture that features uniaxial fiber layers assembled periodically into a helicoidal pattern. Many studies have highlighted the high damage-resistant performance of natural and biomimetic Bouligand structures. One particular species that utilizes the Bouligand structure to achieve outstanding mechanical performance is the smashing Mantis Shrimp, Odontodactylus Scyllarus (or stomatopod). The mantis shrimp generates high speed, high acceleration blows using its raptorial appendage to defeat highly armored preys...
June 10, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629016/effect-of-stearic-acid-modified-hap-nanoparticles-in-different-solvents-on-the-properties-of-pickering-emulsions-and-hap-plla-composites
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Ming Zhang, Ai-Juan Wang, Jun-Ming Li, Na Song
Stearic acid (Sa) was used to modify the surface properties of hydroxyapatite (HAp) in different solvents (water, ethanol or dichloromethane(CH2Cl2)). Effect of different solvents on the properties of HAp particles (activation ratio, grafting ratio, chemical properties), emulsion properties (emulsion stability, emulsion type, droplet morphology) as well as the cured materials (morphology, average pore size) were studied. FT-IR and XPS results confirmed the interaction occurred between stearic acid and HAp particles...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
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