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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142294/administration-of-increasing-doses-of-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-in-men-with-spinal-cord-injury-to-investigate-dysfunction-of-the-hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal-axis
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William A Bauman, Michael F La Fountaine, Christopher M Cirnigliaro, Steven C Kirshblum, Ann M Spungen
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective. OBJECTIVES: To determine the optimum gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) dose to identify dysfunction of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis in men with spinal cord injury (SCI). SETTING: Metropolitan Area Hospitals, New York and New Jersey, USA. METHODS: SCI men (16 hypogonadal (HG = serum testosterone <12.1 nmol/l) and 14 eugonadal (EG)) and able-bodied (AB) men (27 HG and 11 EG) were studied...
November 15, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116244/delivery-of-neostigmine-and-glycopyrrolate-by-iontophoresis-a-nonrandomized-study-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Mark A Korsten, Brian L Lyons, Miroslav Radulovic, Tradd M Cummings, Gautam Sikka, Kamaldeep Singh, Anton Sabiev, Ann M Spungen, William A Bauman
STUDY DESIGN: Phase I Clinical Trial. OBJECTIVES: In this proof-of-principle study, the effectiveness and safety of transdermal administration of neostigmine/glycopyrrolate to elicit a bowel movement was compared to intravenous administration in patients with spinal cord injury. SETTING: James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Bronx, NY). METHODS: Individuals were screened for responsiveness (Physical Response) to intravenous neostigmine (0...
November 8, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038428/denervation-related-alterations-and-biological-activity-of-mirnas-contained-in-exosomes-released-by-skeletal-muscle-fibers
#3
Rita De Gasperi, Sayyed Hamidi, Lauren M Harlow, Hanna Ksiezak-Reding, William A Bauman, Christopher P Cardozo
Exosomes are vesicles released by many eukaryotic cells; their cargo includes proteins, mRNA and microRNA (miR) that can be transferred to recipient cells and regulate cellular processes in an autocrine or paracrine manner. While cells of the myoblast lineage secrete exosomes, it is not known whether skeletal muscle fibers (myofibers) release exosomes. In this study, we found that cultured myofibers release nanovesicles that have bilamellar membranes and an average size of 60-130 nm, contain typical exosomal proteins and miRNAs and are taken up by C2C12 cells...
October 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982501/pulmonary-artery-pressure-guided-management-of-patients-with-heart-failure-and-reduced-ejection-fraction
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Michael M Givertz, Lynne W Stevenson, Maria R Costanzo, Robert C Bourge, Jordan G Bauman, Gregg Ginn, William T Abraham
BACKGROUND: Despite increased use of guideline-directed medical therapy (GDMT), some patients with heart failure and reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) remain at high risk for hospitalization and mortality. Remote monitoring of pulmonary artery (PA) pressures provides clinicians with actionable information to help further optimize medications and improve outcomes. OBJECTIVES: CHAMPION (CardioMEMS Heart Sensor Allows Monitoring of Pressure to Improve Outcomes in NYHA Class III Heart Failure Patients trial) analyzed PA pressure-guided heart failure (HF) management in patients with HFrEF based on their ability to tolerate GDMT...
October 10, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963125/daily-parathyroid-hormone-administration-enhances-bone-turnover-and-preserves-bone-structure-after-severe-immobilization-induced-bone-loss
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Lauren Harlow, Karim Sahbani, Jeffry S Nyman, Christopher P Cardozo, William A Bauman, Hesham A Tawfeek
Immobilization, as a result of motor-complete spinal cord injury (SCI), is associated with severe osteoporosis. Whether parathyroid hormone (PTH) administration would reduce bone loss after SCI remains unclear. Thus, female mice underwent sham or surgery to produce complete spinal cord transection. PTH (80 μg/kg) or vehicle was injected subcutaneously (SC) daily starting on the day of surgery and continued for 35 days. Isolated tibias and femurs were examined by microcomputed tomography scanning (micro-CT) and histology and serum markers of bone turnover were measured...
September 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834772/primary-analysis-of-the-mandarin-speaking-sub-study-within-the-sydney-diabetes-prevention-program
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Cecilia Y Taing, Alice A Gibson, Stephen Colagiuri, Philip Vita, Magnolia Cardona-Morrell, Adrian Bauman, Michael Moore, Mandy Williams, Andrew Milat, Jacky Hony, Sophia Lin, Melissa Gwizd, Maria A Fiatarone Singh
AIM: There is strong and consistent evidence from large scale randomised controlled trials that type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed through lifestyle modification which improves diet quality, increases physical activity and achieves weight loss in people at risk. Worldwide, the prevalence of type 2 diabetes is increasing in individuals of Chinese descent. Culturally tailored programs are required to address the risk in the Chinese population. This paper analyses effectiveness of a culturally tailored community-based lifestyle modification program (Sydney Diabetes Prevention Program (SDPP)) targeting Mandarin speakers...
August 7, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764882/accuracy-and-variability-of-high-dose-rate-prostate-brachytherapy-needle-tip-localization-using-live-two-dimensional-and-sagittally-reconstructed-three-dimensional-ultrasound
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William Thomas Hrinivich, Douglas A Hoover, Kathleen Surry, Chandima Edirisinghe, Vikram Velker, Glenn Bauman, David D'Souza, Aaron Fenster, Eugene Wong
PURPOSE: To measure the accuracy and variability of manual high-dose-rate (HDR) prostate brachytherapy (BT) needle tip localization using sagittally reconstructed three-dimensional (3D) transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) augmented with live two-dimensional (2D) sagittal TRUS. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ten prostate cancer patients underwent HDR-BT during which the sagittally assisted sagittally reconstructed (SASR) segmentation technique was completed in parallel with commercially available sagittally assisted axially reconstructed (SAAR) TRUS for comparison...
July 29, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699368/impact-of-blood-pressure-lesion-level-and-physical-activity-on-aortic-augmentation-index-in-persons-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Caitlyn G Katzelnick, Joseph P Weir, Nancy D Chiaravalloti, Glenn R Wylie, Trevor A Dyson-Hudson, William A Bauman, Jill M Wecht
Individuals with chronic spinal cord injury (SCI) are at a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) resulting from autonomic nervous system dysfunction, physical inactivity, and increased inflammatory processes. Arterial stiffness (AS) is recognized as an independent risk factor for CVD and, specifically, pulse wave analysis (PWA) has proven to be a useful tool to predict and track structural arterial changes that reflect arteriosclerosis. The augmentation index (AI) can be used to estimate AS and is derived from the amplitude and timing of the blood pressure (BP) wave reflection in a peripheral artery...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691106/recombinant-myostatin-reduces-highly-expressed-micrornas-in-differentiating-c2c12-cells
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Zachary A Graham, Rita De Gasperi, William A Bauman, Christopher P Cardozo
Myostatin is small glycopeptide that is produced and secreted by skeletal muscle. It is a potent negative regulator of muscle growth that has been associated with conditions of frailty. In C2C12 cells, myostatin limits cell differentiation. Myostatin acts through activin receptor IIB, activin receptor-like kinase (ALK) and Smad transcription factors. microRNAs (miRNA) are short, 22 base pair nucleotides that bind to the 3' UTR of target mRNA to repress translation or reduce mRNA stability. In the present study, expression in differentiating C2C12 cells of the myomiRs miR-1 and 133a were down-regulated following treatment with 1 μg of recombinant myostatin at 1 d post-induction of differentiation while all myomiRs (miR-1, 133a/b and 206) were upregulated by SB431542, a potent ALK4/5/7 inhibitor which reduces Smad2 signaling, at 1 d and all, with the exception of miR-206, were upregulated by SB431542 at 3 d...
March 2017: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671307/cutaneous-microvascular-perfusion-responses-to-insulin-iontophoresis-are-differentially-affected-by-insulin-resistance-after-spinal-cord-injury
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Michael F La Fountaine, Christopher M Cirnigliaro, Frank Azarelo, Joshua C Hobson, Oriana Tascione, Kirsten N Swonger, Trevor Dyson-Hudson, William A Bauman
What is the central question of this study? What impact does insulin resistance have on cutaneous perfusion responses to insulin iontophoresis in vascular beds with markedly reduced or functionally ablated sympathetic nervous system vasomotor function resulting from spinal cord injury? What is the main finding and its importance? Persons with spinal cord injury have sublesional microvascular endothelial dysfunction, as indicated by a blunted cutaneous perfusion response to acetylcholine iontophoresis, and the presence of insulin resistance has a further confounding effect on endothelium-mediated changes to cutaneous perfusion in the lower extremities...
July 3, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499865/implication-of-altered-autonomic-control-for-orthostatic-tolerance-in-sci
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REVIEW
Jill Maria Wecht, William A Bauman
Neural output from the sympathetic and parasympathetic branches of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) are integrated to appropriately control cardiovascular responses during routine activities of daily living including orthostatic positioning. Sympathetic control of the upper extremity vasculature and the heart arises from the thoracic cord between T1 and T5, whereas splanchnic bed and lower extremity vasculature receive sympathetic neural input from the lower cord between segments T5 and L2. Although the vasculature is not directly innervated by the parasympathetic nervous system, the SA node is innervated by post-ganglionic vagal nerve fibers via cranial nerve X...
May 3, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465350/myostatin-inhibits-osteoblastic-differentiation-by-suppressing-osteocyte-derived-exosomal-microrna-218-a-novel-mechanism-in-muscle-bone-communication
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Yiwen Qin, Yuanzhen Peng, Wei Zhao, Jianping Pan, Hanna Ksiezak-Reding, Christopher Cardozo, Yingjie Wu, Paola Divieti Pajevic, Lynda F Bonewald, William A Bauman, Weiping Qin
Muscle and bone are closely associated in both anatomy and function, but the mechanisms that coordinate their synergistic action remain poorly defined. Myostatin, a myokine secreted by muscles, has been shown to inhibit muscle growth, and the disruption of the myostatin gene has been reported to cause muscle hypertrophy and increase bone mass. Extracellular vesicle-exosomes that carry microRNA (miRNA), mRNA, and proteins are known to perform an important role in cell-cell communication. We hypothesized that myostatin may play a crucial role in muscle-bone interactions and may promote direct effects on osteocytes and on osteocyte-derived exosomal miRNAs, thereby indirectly influencing the function of other bone cells...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462685/effect-of-heat-exposure-on-cognition-in-persons-with-tetraplegia
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John P Handrakis, Zhen Ni Guan, John W Nulty, Oriana Tascione, Dwindally Rosado-Rivera, Daniel White, Charlene Bang, Ann M Spungen, William A Bauman
Individuals with cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) have impaired thermoregulatory mechanisms attributed to interruption of motor, sensory, and autonomic neuropathways. To determine the effects of heat exposure on core body temperature (Tcore) and cognitive performance in persons with tetraplegia, 8 individuals with chronic tetraplegia (C3-C7, American Spinal Cord Injury Association Impairment Scale A-B) and 9 able-bodied controls were acclimated to 27°C at baseline (BL) before being exposed to 35°C for up to 120 min (Heat Challenge)...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352657/randomized-placebo-controlled-window-trial-of-egfr-src-or-combined-blockade-in-head-and-neck-cancer
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Julie E Bauman, Umamaheswar Duvvuri, William E Gooding, Tanya J Rath, Neil D Gross, John Song, Antonio Jimeno, Wendell G Yarbrough, Faye M Johnson, Lin Wang, Simion Chiosea, Malabika Sen, Jason Kass, Jonas T Johnson, Robert L Ferris, Seungwon Kim, Fred R Hirsch, Kimberly Ellison, John T Flaherty, Gordon B Mills, Jennifer R Grandis
BACKGROUND. EGFR and Src family kinases are upregulated in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). EGFR interacts with Src to activate STAT3 signaling, and dual EGFR-Src targeting is synergistic in HNSCC preclinical models. pSrc overexpression predicted resistance to the EGFR inhibitor, erlotinib, in a prior window trial. We conducted a 4-arm window trial to identify biomarkers associated with response to EGFR and/or Src inhibition. METHODS. Patients with operable stage II-IVa HNSCC were randomized to 7-21 days of neoadjuvant erlotinib, the Src inhibitor dasatinib, the combination of both, or placebo...
March 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346471/effect-of-functional-sympathetic-nervous-system-impairment-of-the-liver-and-abdominal-visceral-adipose-tissue-on-circulating-triglyceride-rich-lipoproteins
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Michael F La Fountaine, Christopher M Cirnigliaro, Steven C Kirshblum, Cristin McKenna, William A Bauman
BACKGROUND: Interruption of sympathetic innervation to the liver and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) in animal models has been reported to reduce VAT lipolysis and hepatic secretion of very low density lipoprotein (VLDL) and concentrations of triglyceride-rich lipoprotein particles. Whether functional impairment of sympathetic nervous system (SNS) innervation to tissues of the abdominal cavity reduce circulating concentrations of triglyceride (TG) and VLDL particles (VLDL-P) was tested in men with spinal cord injury (SCI)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029303/e1308-phase-ii-trial-of-induction-chemotherapy-followed-by-reduced-dose-radiation-and-weekly-cetuximab-in-patients-with-hpv-associated-resectable-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx-ecog-acrin-cancer-research-group
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Shanthi Marur, Shuli Li, Anthony J Cmelak, Maura L Gillison, Weiqiang J Zhao, Robert L Ferris, William H Westra, Jill Gilbert, Julie E Bauman, Lynne I Wagner, David R Trevarthen, Jahagirdar Balkrishna, Barbara A Murphy, Nishant Agrawal, A Dimitrios Colevas, Christine H Chung, Barbara Burtness
Purpose Human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is treatment-responsive. Definitive chemoradiation results in high cure rates but causes long-term toxicity and may represent overtreatment of some patients. This phase II trial evaluated whether complete clinical response (cCR) to induction chemotherapy (IC) could select patients with HPV-associated OPSCC for reduced radiation dose as a means of sparing late sequelae. Methods Patients with HPV16 and/or p16-positive, stage III-IV OPSCC received three cycles of IC with cisplatin, paclitaxel, and cetuximab...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998200/spinal-cord-injury-leads-to-hyperoxidation-and-nitrosylation-of-skeletal-muscle-ryanodine-receptor-1-associated-with-upregulation-of-nicotinamide-adenine-dinucleotide-phosphate-oxidase-4
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Xin-Hua Liu, Lauren Harlow, Zachary A Graham, William A Bauman, Christopher Cardozo
Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in marked atrophy and dysfunction of skeletal muscle. There are currently no effective treatments for SCI-induced muscle atrophy or the dysfunction of the remaining muscle tissue. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate (NADPH) oxidase-4 (Nox4) produces reactive oxygen species (ROS) in sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR) and has been identified as an important O2 sensor in skeletal muscle. Ryanodine receptors (RyRs) are calcium (Ca(2+)) channels that are responsible for Ca(2+) release from SR...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907012/the-signature-of-microrna-dysregulation-in-muscle-paralyzed-by-spinal-cord-injury-includes-downregulation-of-micrornas-that-target-myostatin-signaling
#18
Rita De Gasperi, Zachary A Graham, Lauren M Harlow, William A Bauman, Weiping Qin, Christopher P Cardozo
Spinal cord injury (SCI) results in muscle atrophy, reduced force generation and an oxidative-to-glycolytic fiber type shift. The mechanisms responsible for these alterations remain incompletely understood. To gain new insights regarding mechanisms involved in deterioration of muscle after SCI, global expression profiles of miRs in paralyzed gastrocnemius muscle were compared between sham-operated (Sham) and spinal cord-transected (SCI) rats. Ingenuity Pathways Analysis of the altered miRs identified signaling via insulin, IGF-1, integrins and TGF-β as being significantly enriched for target genes...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906454/immunotherapy-of-head-and-neck-cancer-emerging-clinical-trials-from-a-national-cancer-institute-head-and-neck-cancer-steering-committee-planning-meeting
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Julie E Bauman, Ezra Cohen, Robert L Ferris, David J Adelstein, David M Brizel, John A Ridge, Brian O'Sullivan, Barbara A Burtness, Lisa H Butterfield, William E Carson, Mary L Disis, Bernard A Fox, Thomas F Gajewski, Maura L Gillison, James W Hodge, Quynh-Thu Le, David Raben, Scott E Strome, Jean Lynn, Shakun Malik
Recent advances have permitted successful therapeutic targeting of the immune system in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). These new immunotherapeutic targets and agents are being rapidly adopted by the oncologic community and hold considerable promise. The National Cancer Institute sponsored a Clinical Trials Planning Meeting to address the issue of how to further investigate the use of immunotherapy in patients with HNSCC. The goals of the meeting were to consider phase 2 or 3 trial designs primarily in 3 different patient populations: those with previously untreated, human papillomavirus-initiated oropharyngeal cancers; those with previously untreated, human papillomavirus-negative HNSCC; and those with recurrent/metastatic HNSCC...
April 1, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892841/impact-of-the-swap-it-don-t-stop-it-australian-national-mass-media-campaign-on-promoting-small-changes-to-lifestyle-behaviors
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Blythe J O'Hara, Anne Grunseit, Philayrath Phongsavan, William Bellew, Megan Briggs, Adrian E Bauman
Mass media campaigns aimed at influencing lifestyle risk factors are one way that governments are attempting to address chronic disease risk. In Australia, a national campaign aimed at encouraging Australians to make changes in lifestyle-related behaviors was implemented from 2008 to 2011. The first phase, Measure Up (2008-2009), focused on why lifestyle changes are needed by increasing awareness of the link between waist circumference and chronic disease risk. The second phase, Swap It, Don't Stop It (2011), emphasized how adults can change their behaviors...
December 2016: Journal of Health Communication
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