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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631523/the-association-among-prematurity-cochlear-hyperintensity-and-hearing-loss
#1
Michael A Wien, Matthew T Whitehead
Background Prematurity is a major risk factor for neonatal hearing loss. Recent advancements in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have made it possible to evaluate structural details of the membranous labyrinths in premature infants that have heretofore been inaccessible. Objective We compared the prevalence of abnormal cochlear signal intensity in premature and term neonates and evaluated for a potential link with hearing loss. Materials and methods We retrospectively reviewed 148 consecutive MR exams performed in premature (< 37 weeks' gestation) and term neonates performed over a 30-month period...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627985/diagnostic-performance-of-reformatted-isotropic-thin-section-helical-ct-images-in-the-detection-of-superior-semicircular-canal-dehiscence
#2
Gianvincenzo Sparacia, Alberto Iaia
Purpose The purpose of this article is to assess the diagnostic performance of computed tomography (CT) reformatted images for detection of superior semicircular canal (SSC) dehiscence. Material and methods Forty-two patients, with sound- and/or pressure-induced vestibular symptoms, and 42 control participants underwent helical CT examination with a highly collimated beam (0.5 mm). Reformatted images of the vestibular labyrinth were obtained in the standard axial and coronal planes (group A images), and in a plane parallel and perpendicular to the SSC (group B images)...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627704/matrix-metalloproteinase-2-and-9-contribute-to-functional-integrity-and-noise%C3%A2-induced-damage-to-the-blood-labyrinth-barrier
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Jun Wu, Weiju Han, Xingrui Chen, Weiwei Guo, Ke Liu, Ruoya Wang, Jishuai Zhang, Na Sai
The cochlear blood-labyrinth barrier (BLB), located in the stria vascularis, is critical for the homeostasis of cochlear solutes and ion transport. Significant disruption to the BLB occurs early during noise‑induced hearing loss. Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)‑2 and ‑9 are important molecules known to be capable of degrading tight junction (TJ) proteins. The TJ proteins are important components of the extracellular matrix (ECM), required to maintain BLB integrity and permeability. Previous studies have demonstrated that MMP‑2 and ‑9, rich in healthy cochlea, serve an essential role in regulating the cochlear response to acoustic trauma...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625158/a-minimally-invasive-method-for-sampling-human-petrous-bones-from-the-cranial-base-for-ancient-dna-analysis
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Kendra A Sirak, Daniel M Fernandes, Olivia Cheronet, Mario Novak, Beatriz Gamarra, Tímea Balassa, Zsolt Bernert, Andrea Cséki, János Dani, József Zsolt Gallina, Gábor Kocsis-Buruzs, Ivett Kővári, Orsolya László, Ildikó Pap, Róbert Patay, Zsolt Petkes, Gergely Szenthe, Tamás Szeniczey, Tamás Hajdu, Ron Pinhasi
Ancient DNA (aDNA) research involves invasive and destructive sampling procedures that are often incompatible with anthropological, anatomical, and bioarcheological analyses requiring intact skeletal remains. The osseous labyrinth inside the petrous bone has been shown to yield higher amounts of endogenous DNA than any other skeletal element; however, accessing this labyrinth in cases of a complete or reconstructed skull involves causing major structural damage to the cranial vault or base. Here, we describe a novel cranial base drilling method (CBDM) for accessing the osseous labyrinth from the cranial base that prevents damaging the surrounding cranial features, making it highly complementary to morphological analyses...
June 1, 2017: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623973/dynamic-maternal-and-fetal-notch-activity-and-expression-in-placentation
#5
Heather I Levin, Chantae S Sullivan-Pyke, Virginia E Papaioannou, Ronald J Wapner, Jan K Kitajewski, Carrie J Shawber, Nataki C Douglas
INTRODUCTION: Murine placentation requires trophoblast Notch2, while the Notch ligand, JAGGED1, is reduced in invasive trophoblasts from women with preeclampsia. However, the placental cells with active Notch signaling and expression of other Notch proteins and ligands in placentation have yet to be defined. We sought to identify endothelial cell and trophoblast subtypes with canonical Notch signaling in the decidua and placenta and correlate this to expression of Notch proteins and ligands...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623972/placentation-in-the-colugos-cynocephalus-volans-and-galeopterus-variegatus-dermoptera-and-the-transition-from-labyrinthine-to-villous-placentation-in-primates
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A M Carter, A M Mess
INTRODUCTION: Phylogenetics and genomics place colugos as the sister group to primates. Therefore their placentation is of interest in an evolutionary perspective. Previous accounts are fragmentary, not readily accessible and sometimes contradictory. METHODS: We have examined archival material covering the early development of fetal membranes and placenta, the fate of the yolk sac and definitive placentation. RESULTS: Initially the trophoblast extended over a rather broad but shallow area, enclosing maternal blood spaces...
July 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618463/diffusion-driven-self-assembly-of-rodlike-particles-monte-carlo-simulation-on-a-square-lattice
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Nikolai I Lebovka, Yuri Yu Tarasevich, Volodymyr A Gigiberiya, Nikolai V Vygornitskii
The diffusion-driven self-assembly of rodlike particles was studied by means of Monte Carlo simulation. The rods were represented as linear k-mers (i.e., particles occupying k adjacent sites). In the initial state, they were deposited onto a two-dimensional square lattice of size L×L up to the jamming concentration using a random sequential adsorption algorithm. The size of the lattice, L, was varied from 128 to 2048, and periodic boundary conditions were applied along both x and y axes, while the length of the k-mers (determining the aspect ratio) was varied from 2 to 12...
May 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602653/infrasonic-and-ultrasonic-hearing-evolved-after-the-emergence-of-modern-whales
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Mickaël J Mourlam, Maeva J Orliac
Mysticeti (baleen whales) and Odontoceti (toothed whales) today greatly differ in their hearing abilities: Mysticeti are presumed to be sensitive to infrasonic noises [1-3], whereas Odontoceti are sensitive to ultrasonic sounds [4-6]. Two competing hypotheses exist regarding the attainment of hearing abilities in modern whales: ancestral low-frequency sensitivity [7-13] or ancestral high-frequency sensitivity [14, 15]. The significance of these evolutionary scenarios is limited by the undersampling of both early-diverging cetaceans (archaeocetes) and terrestrial hoofed relatives of cetaceans (non-cetacean artiodactyls)...
June 19, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596822/ethmoid-malformation-associated-with-pediatric-nasal-polyposis-and-allergic-fungal-sinusitis
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Cameron G Hanson, Todd B Proctor
A 17-year-old female with allergic fungal sinusitis and nasal polyposis presented with epistaxis in the emergency room. On examination, right-sided proptosis and irregular nasal obstruction were observed in the right nasal cavity. CT imaging revealed massive right-sided polyposis and significant ipsilateral malformation with boney architecture preservation of the ethmoidal labyrinth and lamina papyracea. The patient was treated surgically with symptomatic improvement. These findings indicate a unique malformation of the ethmoid while the patient was in development...
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576770/placental-labyrinth-formation-in-mice-requires-endothelial-flrt2-unc5b-signaling
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Ikue Tai-Nagara, Yusuke Yoshikawa, Naoko Numata, Tomofumi Ando, Keisuke Okabe, Yuki Sugiura, Masaki Ieda, Nobuyuki Takakura, Osamu Nakagawa, Bin Zhou, Koji Okabayashi, Makoto Suematsu, Yuko Kitagawa, Martin Bastmeyer, Kohji Sato, Rüdiger Klein, Sutip Navankasattusas, Dean Y Li, Satoru Yamagishi, Yoshiaki Kubota
The placental labyrinth is the interface for gas and nutrient exchange between the embryo and the mother; hence its proper development is essential for embryogenesis. However, the molecular mechanism underlying development of the placental labyrinth, particularly in terms of its endothelial organization, is not well understood. Here, we determined that fibronectin leucine-rich transmembrane protein 2 (FLRT2), a repulsive ligand of the UNC5 receptor family for neurons, is unexpectedly expressed in endothelial cells specifically in the placental labyrinth...
June 2, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576732/forskolin-and-protein-kinase-inhibitors-differentially-affect-hair-cell-potassium-currents-and-transmitter-release-at-the-cytoneural-junction-in-the-isolated-frog-labyrinth
#11
Maria Lisa Rossi, Gemma Rubbini, Marta Martini, Rita Canella, Riccardo Fesce
The post-transductional elaboration of sensory input at the frog semicircular canal has been studied by correlating the effects of drugs that interfere with phosphorylation processes on: (i) potassium conductances in isolated hair cell and (ii) transmitter release at the cytoneural junction in the intact labyrinth. At hair cells, delayed potassium currents (IKD) undergo voltage- and time-dependent inactivation; inactivation removal requires ATP, is sensitive to kinase blockade, but is unaffected by exogenous application of cyclic nucleotides...
May 31, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571342/dewetting-and-spreading-transitions-for-active-matter-on-random-pinning-substrates
#12
Cs Sándor, A Libál, C Reichhardt, C J Olson Reichhardt
We show that sterically interacting self-propelled disks in the presence of random pinning substrates exhibit transitions among a variety of different states. In particular, from a phase separated cluster state, the disks can spread out and homogeneously cover the substrate in what can be viewed as an example of an active matter wetting transition. We map the location of this transition as a function of activity, disk density, and substrate strength, and we also identify other phases including a cluster state, coexistence between a cluster and a labyrinth wetted phase, and a pinned liquid...
May 28, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567027/transient-vestibulopathy-in-wallenberg-s-syndrome-pathologic-analysis
#13
Jorge C Kattah, Ali S Saber Tehrani, Sigrun Roeber, Meena Gujrati, Sarah E Bach, David E Newman Toker, Ari M Blitz, Anja K E Horn
OBJECTIVE: To report an unusual lateral medullary stroke (LMS) associated with transient unidirectional horizontal, nystagmus, and decreased horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex (h-VOR) gain that mimicked a peripheral vestibulopathy. MRI suggested involvement of caudal medial vestibular nucleus (MVN); however, the rapid resolution of the nystagmus and improved h-VOR gain favored transient ischemia without infarction. Decreased h-VOR gain is expected with peripheral vestibular lesions within the labyrinth or superior vestibular nerve; less frequently lateral pontine strokes involving the vestibular root entry, the vestibular fascicle, or neurons within the MVN may be responsible...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566097/bony-cochlear-nerve-canal-and-internal-auditory-canal-measures-predict-cochlear-nerve-status
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E Tahir, M D Bajin, G Atay, B Ö Mocan, L Sennaroğlu
OBJECTIVES: The bony cochlear nerve canal is the space between the fundus of the internal auditory canal and the base of the cochlear modiolus that carries cochlear nerve fibres. This study aimed to determine the distribution of bony labyrinth anomalies and cochlear nerve anomalies in patients with bony cochlear nerve canal and internal auditory canal atresia and stenosis, and then to compare the diameter of the bony cochlear nerve canal and internal auditory canal with cochlear nerve status...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559365/-trapped-in-the-labyrinth-exploring-mental-illness-through-devised-theatrical-performance
#15
Paul Patterson, Persephone Sextou
Mental health difficulties remain a major source of burden and distress for individuals, families, health and social care providers with stigma a key target for educational campaigns attempting to improve care pathways and access to support. Stigma is a multifaceted concept having a range of drivers including shame and is thought to act as a barrier to successful help seeking and engagement with support services. The current paper explores some of the salient themes that emerged from a British university drama project on the impact of symptoms and behaviours associated with a severe mental health condition on a young couple's relationship and reflects on the opportunities for connection with an audience provided by the medium and experience...
June 2017: Medical Humanities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559241/growing-a-labyrinth-with-g9a
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June 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548952/bisphenol-a-exposure-promotes-htr-8-svneo-cell-migration-and-impairs-mouse-placentation-involving-upregulation-of-integrin-%C3%AE-1-and-mmp-9-and-stimulation-of-mapk-and-pi3k-signaling-pathways
#17
Xi Lan, Li-Juan Fu, Jun Zhang, Xue-Qing Liu, Hui-Jie Zhang, Xue Zhang, Ming-Fu Ma, Xue-Mei Chen, Jun-Lin He, Lian-Bing Li, Ying-Xiong Wang, Yu-Bin Ding
In this study, we investigated the effect of Bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrine-disrupting chemical, on the migration of human trophoblasts and mouse placentation by using the primary extravillous trophoblast (EVT) and its cell line HTR-8/SVneo, villous explant cultures, and pregnant mice. BPA increased EVT motility and the outgrowth of villous explants in a dose-dependent manner. BPA also increased the protein levels of integrin-β1 and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 in human EVTs. Low-dose BPA (≤50 mg) increased the protein levels of MMP-9 and MMP-2 as well as integrin-β1 and integrin-α5 in mouse placenta and decreased the proportion of the labyrinth and spongiotrophoblast layers...
May 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545257/the-reactive-sulfur-species-concept-15-years-on
#18
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Gregory I Giles, Muhammad Jawad Nasim, Wesam Ali, Claus Jacob
Fifteen years ago, in 2001, the concept of "Reactive Sulfur Species" or RSS was advocated as a working hypothesis. Since then various organic as well as inorganic RSS have attracted considerable interest and stimulated many new and often unexpected avenues in research and product development. During this time, it has become apparent that molecules with sulfur-containing functional groups are not just the passive "victims" of oxidative stress or simple conveyors of signals in cells, but can also be stressors in their own right, with pivotal roles in cellular function and homeostasis...
May 23, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541245/hearing-loss-in-patients-with-extracranial-complications-of-chronic-otitis-media
#19
Tomasz Przewoźny, Jerzy Kuczkowski
OBJECTIVE: A pure tone audiomety analysis of patients with extracranial complications of chronic suppurative otitis media (ECCSOM). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed audiometric data performed before treatment from 63 patients with ECCSOM (56 single, 7 multiple complications) including groups of frequencies. RESULTS: The greatest levels of hearing loss were noted for 6 and 8 kHz (79.0 and 75.7 dBHL) and for the frequency groups high tone average (76...
June 30, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532527/how-i-do-it-underwater-endoscopic-ear-surgery-for-plugging-in-superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome
#20
D Yamauchi, Y Hara, H Hidaka, T Kawase, Y Katori
BACKGROUND: Underwater endoscopic ear surgery does not require suction and so protects the inner ear from unexpected aeration that may damage its function in the treatment of labyrinthine fistula. A method of underwater endoscopic ear surgery is proposed for the treatment of superior canal dehiscence. METHODS: Underwater endoscopic ear surgery was performed for plugging of the superior semicircular canal through the transmastoid approach. Saline solution was infused into the mastoid cavity through an Endo-Scrub Lens Cleaning Sheath...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
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