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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817653/perilymph-pharmacokinetics-of-marker-applied-through-a-cochlear-implant-in-guinea-pigs
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Alec Salt, Jared Hartsock, Ruth Gill, Daniel Smyth, Jonathon Kirk, Kristien Verhoeven
Patients undergoing cochlear implantation could benefit from a simultaneous application of drugs into the ear, helping preserve residual low-frequency hearing and afferent nerve fiber populations. One way to apply drugs is to incorporate a cannula into the implant, through which drug solution is driven. For such an approach, perilymph concentrations achieved and the distribution in the ear over time have not previously been documented. We used FITC-labeled dextran as a marker, delivering it into perilymph of guinea pigs at 10 or 100 nL/min though a cannula incorporated into a cochlear implant with the outlet in the mid basal turn...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799140/management-of-labyrinthine-fistula-hearing-preservation-versus-prevention-of-residual-disease
#2
S Geerse, M J F de Wolf, F A Ebbens, E van Spronsen
The objective of the study was to evaluate postoperative hearing and disease control after cholesteatoma surgery for labyrinthine fistulas. In a retrospective cohort study, we evaluated a consecutive cohort comprising 44 patients (45 ears) with labyrinthine fistulas associated with chronic otitis media with cholesteatoma who underwent surgery between 2002 and 2015. We looked at patient characteristics, pre- and postoperative bone conduction thresholds (BCT), operative approach and findings, extent of disease and the occurrence of residual disease...
August 10, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792436/special-issue-cancer-metabolism
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EDITORIAL
Madhu Basetti
This special issue is designed to present the latest research findings and developments in the field of cancer metabolism. Cancer is a complex disease and a common term used for more than 100 diseases, whereas metabolism describes a labyrinth of complex biochemical pathways in the cell. It is essential to understand metabolism in the context of cancer for the early detection of disease biomarkers and to find proper targets for potential treatments. The articles presented in this issue cover metabolic aspects of brain tumours, breast tumours, paraganglioma, and the metabolic activity of tumour suppressor gene p53...
August 9, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767023/-cerebral-vasculitis-a-diagnostic-labyrinth
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R C van Houwelingen, C J M Frijns, S T Toering, P J van Laar, J F Meilof
- A diagnosis of cerebral vasculitis is frequently considered in patients with new or progressive neurological symptoms for which there is no other explanation.- A clinician considering a diagnosis of cerebral vasculitis should be well aware of alternative diagnoses, since these are generally more common.- Several consecutive examinations are required for diagnosing cerebral vasculitis, because there is no diagnostic procedure that is highly sensitive as well as highly specific.- The added value of the different procedures may depend on the type of blood vessels involved...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740212/phonon-conduction-in-silicon-nanobeam-labyrinths
#5
Woosung Park, Giuseppe Romano, Ethan C Ahn, Takashi Kodama, Joonsuk Park, Michael T Barako, Joon Sohn, Soo Jin Kim, Jungwan Cho, Amy M Marconnet, Mehdi Asheghi, Alexie M Kolpak, Kenneth E Goodson
Here we study single-crystalline silicon nanobeams having 470 nm width and 80 nm thickness cross section, where we produce tortuous thermal paths (i.e. labyrinths) by introducing slits to control the impact of the unobstructed "line-of-sight" (LOS) between the heat source and heat sink. The labyrinths range from straight nanobeams with a complete LOS along the entire length to nanobeams in which the LOS ranges from partially to entirely blocked by introducing slits, s = 95, 195, 245, 295 and 395 nm...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736767/activation-of-mosquito-complement-antiplasmodial-response-requires-cellular-immunity
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Julio César Castillo, Ana Beatriz Barletta Ferreira, Nathanie Trisnadi, Carolina Barillas-Mury
The mosquito complement-like system is a major defense mechanism that limits Plasmodium infection. Ookinete midgut invasion results in irreversible damage to invaded cells and triggers epithelial nitration and complement activation. Several lines of evidence suggest that hemocytes participate in early antiplasmodial responses that target ookinetes, but their role remains unclear. The fate of hemocytes in response to Plasmodium infection was investigated by labeling this cell population in vivo. We found that midgut nitration triggers the local release of hemocyte-derived microvesicles (HdMv) into the basal labyrinth of the midgut...
January 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727763/loss-of-receptor-activity-modifying-protein-2-in-mice-causes-placental-dysfunction-and-alters-pth1r-regulation
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Mahita Kadmiel, Brooke C Matson, Scott T Espenschied, Patricia M Lenhart, Kathleen M Caron
Receptor activity-modifying protein 2 (Ramp2) is a single-pass transmembrane protein that heterodimerizes with several family B G-protein coupled receptors to alter their function. Ramp2 has been primarily characterized in association with calcitonin receptor-like receptor (Calcrl, CLR), forming the canonical receptor complex for the endocrine peptide adrenomedullin (Adm, AM). However, we previously demonstrated that Ramp2+/- female mice display a constellation of endocrine-related phenotypes that are distinct from those of Adm+/- and Calcrl+/- mice, implying that RAMP2 has physiological functions beyond its canonical complex...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724843/the-complex-structure-of-the-mouse-placental-labyrinth-revealed-by-double-immunofluorescence-labeling-of-slc2a1-and-gjb2
#8
Chaw Kyi-Tha-Thu, Toshihiro Takizawa
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719646/a-synergistic-negative-effect-of-gestational-smoke-exposure-and-small-litter-size-on-rat-placental-efficiency-vascularisation-and-angiogenic-factors-mrna-expression
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Zhen-Yan Chen, Ying Yao
Smoking increases the risk of pregnancy complications such as spontaneous abortion and low birth weight (LBW). By cigarette smoke exposure (gestational day, GD3-17), normal-litter-size pregnancy with low birth weight (NP-LBW) and small-litter-size pregnancy with normal birth weight (SP-NBW) in rats were induced. The placental weight in SP-NBW was twice the weight of the normal in contrast with the smaller placenta in NP-LBW. Compared with the normal, placental efficiency (expressed as fetus-to-placenta weight ratio) and placental vascularisation were significantly decreased in smoke exposed placentas with more obvious decrease in SP-NBW...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717241/sca-1-identifies-a-trophoblast-population-with-multipotent-potential-in-the-mid-gestation-mouse-placenta
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Bryony V Natale, Christina Schweitzer, Martha Hughes, Maria A Globisch, Ramie Kotadia, Emilie Tremblay, Priscilla Vu, James C Cross, David R C Natale
Trophoblast stem (TS) cells in the mouse derive from the polar trophectoderm of the blastocyst and persist through early gestation (to E8.5) to support placental development. Further development and growth is proposed to rely on layer-restricted progenitor cells. Stem cell antigen (Sca) -1 is a member of the Ly6 gene family and a known marker of stem cells in both hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic mouse tissues. Having identified that Sca-1 mRNA was highly expressed in mouse TS cells in culture, we found that it was also expressed in a subset of trophoblast within the chorion and labyrinth layer of the mouse placenta...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715749/self-assembly-of-zinc-hydroxystannate-on-amorphous-hydrous-tio2-solid-sphere-for-enhancing-fire-safety-of-epoxy-resin
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Wei Wang, Yongchun Kan, Jiajia Liu, Kim Meow Liew, Lei Liu, Yuan Hu
Zinc hydroxystannate (ZHS) was fabricated on the surface of amorphous hydrous TiO2 solid spheres (AHTSS) via a layer-by-layer method for improving the fire safety of epoxy resin. AHTSS@PEI@ZHS was prepared by self-assembly of AHTSS, PEI and ZHS. The well-organized fabrication process was proved by TEM, XPS, XRD and SEM tests. TG results illustrated that the incorporation of AHTSS@PEI@ZHS show a higher residue compared with the addition of AHTSS or ZHS alone. In addition, AHTSS@PEI@ZHS filled EP composites exhibits improved flame retardancy and smoke suppression properties evaluated by cone calorimeter test...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Hazardous Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705044/the-genetics-of-hair-cell-function-in-zebrafish
#12
Teresa Nicolson
Our ears are remarkable sensory organs, providing the important senses of balance and hearing. The complex structure of the inner ear, or 'labyrinth', along with the assorted neuroepithelia, have evolved to detect head movements and sounds with impressive sensitivity. The rub is that the inner ear is highly vulnerable to genetic lesions and environmental insults. According to National Institute of Health estimates, hearing loss is one of the most commonly inherited or acquired sensorineural diseases. To understand the causes of deafness and balance disorders, it is imperative to understand the underlying biology of the inner ear, especially the inner workings of the sensory receptors...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Neurogenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688556/pediatric-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-of-the-lateral-skull-base
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Ananya Majumder, Cameron C Wick, Rebecca Collins, Timothy N Booth, Brandon Isaacson, J Walter Kutz
OBJECTIVE: Describe the presentation, imaging characteristics, management, and outcomes of pediatric patients with Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) of the temporal bone. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed between 2000 and 2014 at a single tertiary care children's hospital. Fourteen patients were identified with a diagnosis of LCH and involvement of the temporal bone. RESULTS: Ten patients were female and ten were Caucasian...
August 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686887/can-the-exposure-of-apis-mellifera-hymenoptera-apiadae-larvae-to-a-field-concentration-of-thiamethoxam-affect-newly-emerged-bees
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Priscila Sepúlveda Friol, Aline Fernanda Catae, Daiana Antonia Tavares, Osmar Malaspina, Thaisa Cristina Roat
The use of insecticides on crops can affect non-target insects, such as bees. In addition to the adult bees, larvae can be exposed to the insecticide through contaminated floral resources. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the possible effects of the exposure of A. mellifera larvae to a field concentration of thiamethoxam (0.001 ng/μL thiamethoxam) on larval and pupal survival and on the percentage of adult emergence. Additionally, its cytotoxic effects on the digestive cells of midgut, Malpighian tubules cells and Kenyon cells of the brain of newly emerged A...
October 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680878/at-term-xmo-and-xpo-mouse-placentas-show-differences-in-glucose-metabolism-in-the-trophectoderm-derived-outer-zone
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Nannan He, Shujing J Lim, Joana C Moreira de Mello, Injerreau Navarro, Monika Bialecka, Daniela C F Salvatori, Lucette A J van der Westerlaken, Lygia V Pereira, Susana M Chuva de Sousa Lopes
Genetic mouse model (39,XO) for human Turner Syndrome (45,XO) harboring either a single maternally inherited (Xm) or paternally inherited (Xp) chromosome show a pronounced difference in survival rate at term. However, a detailed comparison of XmO and XpO placentas to explain this difference is lacking. We aimed to investigate the morphological and molecular differences between XmO and XpO term mouse placentas. We observed that XpO placentas at term contained a significantly larger area of glycogen cells (GCs) in their outer zone, compared to XmO, XX, and XY placentas...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676573/a-role-for-cell-repulsion-during-placental-labyrinth-formation
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646272/rhesus-cochlear-and-vestibular-functions-are-preserved-after-inner-ear-injection-of-saline-volume-sufficient-for-gene-therapy-delivery
#17
Chenkai Dai, Mohamed Lehar, Daniel Q Sun, Lani Swarthout Rvt, John P Carey, Tim MacLachlan, Doug Brough, Hinrich Staecker, Alexandra M Della Santina, Timothy E Hullar, Charles C Della Santina
Sensorineural losses of hearing and vestibular sensation due to hair cell dysfunction are among the most common disabilities. Recent preclinical research demonstrates that treatment of the inner ear with a variety of compounds, including gene therapy agents, may elicit regeneration and/or repair of hair cells in animals exposed to ototoxic medications or other insults to the inner ear. Delivery of gene therapy may also offer a means for treatment of hereditary hearing loss. However, injection of a fluid volume sufficient to deliver an adequate dose of a pharmacologic agent could, in theory, cause inner ear trauma that compromises functional outcome...
August 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637417/effect-of-heteropterys-aphrodisiaca-on-anxiety-and-male-exposure-of-female-mice-with-advanced-age
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Daniela Miranda Farias, Maria Silvia Ostetto, Rozimeri Colleti, Thais Barbosa, Jorge Aparecido Barros, Sergio Machado, Eric Murillo-Rodríguez, Susana E Moreno, André Barciela Veras
BACKGROUND: Effect of Heteropterys aphrodisiac (dog-node) on anxiety and function Of adult female wistar mice. The Project is an experiment with the use of Of H. aphrodisiac root extract, in order to observe the frequency of Sexual exposure of females exposed to the extract, quantify the effect of the extract on the Concentration of total testosterone and observe the anxiety levels of the animals Exposed. Results will be measured with the laboratory testosterone test and LCE and CA tests...
June 21, 2017: Current Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631523/the-association-among-prematurity-cochlear-hyperintensity-and-hearing-loss
#19
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
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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
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