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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229320/primary-headache-disorders-in-the-adult-general-population-of-pakistan-a-cross-sectional-nationwide-prevalence-survey
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A A Herekar, A Ahmad, U L Uqaili, B Ahmed, J Effendi, S Z Alvi, M A Shahab, U Javed, A D Herekar, Rafiq Khanani, T J Steiner
BACKGROUND: The large geographical gaps in our knowledge of the prevalence and burden of headache disorders include almost all of Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR). We report a nationwide population-based study in Pakistan, an EMR country with the sixth largest population in the world, conducted as a project within the Global Campaign against Headache. METHODS: We surveyed six locations from the four provinces of Pakistan: Punjab, Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228338/extra-and-intracellular-calcium-signaling-pathway-s-differentially-regulate-histamine-induced-myometrial-contractions-during-early-and-mid-pregnancy-stages-in-buffaloes-bubalus-bubalis
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Abhishek Sharma, Udayraj P Nakade, Soumen Choudhury, Rajkumar Singh Yadav, Satish Kumar Garg
This study examines the differential role of calcium signaling pathway(s) in histamine-induced uterotonic action during early and mid-pregnancy stages in buffaloes. Compared to mid pregnancy, tonic contraction, amplitude and mean-integral tension were significantly increased by histamine to produce myometrial contraction during early pregnancy with small effects on phasic contraction and frequency. Although uterotonic action of histamine during both stages of pregnancy is sensitive to nifedipine (a L-type Ca(2+) channels blocker) and NNC55-0396 (T-type Ca(2+) channels blocker), the role of extracellular calcium seems to be more significant during mid-pregnancy as in this stage histamine produced only 9...
February 7, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226456/hydrogel-reinforced-polypyrrole-electroactuator
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Yongchen Wang, Bingxi Yan, Yu Wu, Liang Guo, Yongchen Wang, Bingxi Yan, Yu Wu, Liang Guo, Yongchen Wang, Liang Guo, Bingxi Yan, Yu Wu
Robust electroactuators that are lightweight, power-efficient and capable of generating high forces at a low actuation voltage are of great demand in the design of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) for biomedical applications. In this work, electroactive composite films of alginate hydrogel and polypyrrole/polyethylene glycol (PPy/PEG) are synthesized and characterized as actuators for driving an implantable insulin micropump. A porous and flexible alginate hydrogel back layer is used to mechanically reinforce the PPy/PEG film by enhancing the actuator's resistance to its generated tension but without increase of its overall rigidness...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226415/topographical-pressure-pain-sensitivity-maps-of-the-temporalis-muscle-in-people-with-frequent-episodic-and-chronic-tension-type-headache
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María Palacios Ceña, Matteo Castaldo, Kelun Wang, Pascal Madeleine, Ángel L Guerrero, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, César Fernández de Las Peñas
BACKGROUND: Previous pilot studies suggest the presence of heterogeneous sensitivity to pressure in primary headaches without considering the frequency of headache episodes. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the differences in topographical pressure pain sensitivity maps in the temporalis muscle between individuals with frequent episodic (FETTH) and chronic (CTTH) tension-type headache by controlling the presence of anxiety and depression. METHODS: Pressure pain thresholds (PPTs) were assessed bilaterally from 9 points distributed over the temporalis muscle (3 points in the anterior portion, 3 in the middle portion, and the remaining 3 in the posterior portion of the muscle belly) in 113 patients with FETTH and 91 with CTTH in a blinded design...
February 22, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225918/the-aplication-of-cyanoacrilate-surgical-glue-on-skin-suture-in-rats
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João Ilgenfritz, Ricardo Dutra Aydos, Iandara Schettert Silva, Rondon Tosta Ramalho, João Ilgenfritz, Gerson Gattats Orro de Campos, Ricardo Kenithi Nakamura, Danilo M Zanello Guerisoli, Wilson de Barros Cantero
Purpose: To compare the use of a new cyanoacrylate-based surgical glue and suture with sepa-rate points in skin wounds closure. Methods: Thirty-six rats were subjected to a 4cm dorsal longitudinal incision. Twelve were sub-jected to simple suture with polyamide 6-0, 12 rats underwent wall synthesis using Dermabond(r) and 12 was performed cutaneous synthesis with N-2-Butyl-Cyanoacrylate. Twelve of each group was euthanized on the seventh postoperative day, their blood was taken to biochemical tests and a layer of skin and subcutaneous tissue surrounding the surgical scar was randomly divided in two segments, to the submission of tension tests and to histological study...
January 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220286/characteristics-of-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-in-patients-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Hyun Ah Choi, Mi Ji Lee, Chin-Sang Chung
Hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) is an important neurologic complication of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, formerly Wegener's granulomatosis). The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical features, radiological findings, and diagnostic pitfalls of GPA-related HP. A retrospective chart review was performed to screen patients diagnosed with GPA at Samsung Medical Center between 1997 and 2016. Neurologic manifestation, laboratory findings, neuroimaging data, and clinical course were evaluated in all patients...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218494/influence-of-oxygen-levels-on-chondrogenesis-of-porcine-mesenchymal-stem-cells-cultured-in-polycaprolactone-scaffolds
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Joaquin Rodenas-Rochina, Daniel J Kelly, Jose Luis Gómez Ribelles, Myriam Lebourg
Chondrogenesis of Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is known to be regulated by a number of environmental factors, including local oxygen levels. The hypothesis of this study is that the response of MSCs to hypoxia is dependent on the physical and chemical characteristics of the substrate used. The objective of this study was to explore how different modifications to polycaprolactone (PCL) scaffolds influenced the response of MSCs to hypoxia. PCL, PCL-hyaluronic acid (HA) and PCL-Bioglass® (BG) scaffolds were seeded with MSCs derived from bone marrow and cultured for 35 days under normoxic or low oxygen conditions, and the resulting biochemical properties of the MSC laden construct were assessed...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217419/the-effects-of-varied-tensions-of-kinesiology-taping-on-quadriceps-strength-and-lower-limb-function
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Julio Fernandes de Jesus, Yuri Rafael Dos Santos Franco, Stella Bispo Nannini, Gustavo Bezerra Nakaoka, Amir Curcio Dos Reis, Flavio Fernandes Bryk
BACKGROUND: Kinesiology Taping (KT) may promote changes in muscle strength and motor performance, topics of great interest in the sports-medicine sciences. These characteristics are purported to be associated with the tension generated by the KT on the skin. However, the most suitable tension for the attainment of these strength and performance effects has not yet been confirmed. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to analyze the effects of different tensions of KT on the isometric contraction of the quadriceps and lower limb function of healthy individuals over a period of seven days...
February 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217216/repair-of-double-head-pectoralis-major-tendon-avulsion-into-its-native-footprint-using-bi-cortical-endobuttons-and-tendon-sliding-technique
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Jagadish Prabhu, Mohammed Khalid Faqi, Fahad Alkhalifa, Bader Kamal Tayara, Rashad Khamis Awad
Injuries to the pectoralis major muscle are relatively infrequent. The mechanism of injury is usually an eccentric shortening of the pectoralis major under heavy load, such as when performing a bench press exercise. We report a case that presented to us with a history of sudden pain in the left pectoral region while doing heavy bench press exercise. The patient sustained a type III D pectoralis muscle -tendon avulsion. Surgical repair was done through a bi-cortical tendon sliding technique using two cortical buttons...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216625/endothelial-overexpression-of-endothelin-1-modulates-aortic-carotid-iliac-and-renal-arterial-responses-in-obese-mice
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Oliver Baretella, Sookja K Chung, Aimin Xu, Paul M Vanhoutte
Endothelin-1 (ET-1) is essential for mammalian development and life, but it has also been implicated in increased cardiovascular risk under pathophysiological conditions. The aim of this study was to determine the impact of endothelial overexpression of the prepro-endothelin-1 gene on endothelium-dependent and endothelium-independent responses in the conduit and renal arteries of lean and obese mice. Obesity was induced by high-fat-diet (HFD) consumption in mice with Tie-1 promoter-driven, endothelium-specific overexpression of the prepro-endothelin-1 gene (TET(het)) and in wild-type (WT) littermates on a C57BL/6N background...
February 20, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205479/finger-trauma-due-to-surfing-a-case-series-and-analysis-of-fracture-patterns
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A C J Ruijs, L C Langenberg, J Rezzouk
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to research the type of lesions to the hand and fingers in the sport of surfing. METHODS: All surfing related hand injuries reported to our hospital between January 2008 and September 2015 were analyzed. RESULTS: Thirty-seven patient files held a clear description of a trauma related to the surf sport. We found three finger sprains, five wounds needing suture, including one digital nerve lesion and one ring finger with flexor tendon injury, three fingertip amputations and twenty-six digital fractures...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205407/collagen-fiber-orientation-in-primate-long-bones
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Johanna Warshaw, Timothy G Bromage, Carl J Terranova, Donald H Enlow
Studies of variation in orientation of collagen fibers within bone have lead to the proposition that these are preferentially aligned to accommodate different kinds of load, with tension best resisted by fibers aligned longitudinally relative to the load, and compression best resisted by transversely aligned fibers. However, previous studies have often neglected to consider the effect of developmental processes, including constraints on collagen fiber orientation (CFO), particularly in primary bone. Here we use circularly polarized light microscopy to examine patterns of CFO in cross-sections from the midshaft femur, humerus, tibia, radius and ulna in a range of living primate taxa with varied body sizes, phylogenetic relationships and positional behaviors...
February 16, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185902/lung-remodeling-in-aging-surfactant-protein-d-deficient-mice
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Jan Philipp Schneider, Martina Arkenau, Lars Knudsen, Dirk Wedekind, Matthias Ochs
Pulmonary surfactant, a mixture of lipids and proteins at the air-liquid interface of alveoli, prevents the lungs from collapsing due to surface tension. One constituent is surfactant-associated protein-D (SP-D), a protein involved in surfactant homeostasis and innate immunity. Mice deficient in SP-D (SP-D (-/-)) have been described as developing a characteristic phenotype which affects the surfactant system (including changes in the intra-cellular and intra-alveolar surfactant pool, alveolar epithelial type II cells and alveolar macrophages), lung architecture and its inflammatory state (development of an emphysema-like pathology, inflammatory cell infiltration)...
February 6, 2017: Annals of Anatomy, Anatomischer Anzeiger: Official Organ of the Anatomische Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185160/the-association-of-headache-frequency-with-pain-interference-and-the-burden-of-disease-is-mediated-by-depression-and-sleep-quality-but-not-anxiety-in-chronic-tension-type-headache
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María Palacios-Ceña, Juan J Fernández-Muñoz, Matteo Castaldo, Kelun Wang, Ángel Guerrero-Peral, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
BACKGROUND: A better understanding of potential relationship between mood disorders, sleep quality, pain, and headache frequency may assist clinicians in determining optimal therapeutic programs. The aim of the current study was to analyze the effects of sleep quality, anxiety, depression on potential relationships between headache intensity, burden of headache, and headache frequency in chronic tension type headache (CTTH). METHODS: One hundred and ninety-three individuals with CTTH participated...
December 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178822/highly-driven-polymer-translocation-from-a-cylindrical-cavity-with-a-finite-length
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David Sean, Gary W Slater
We present a computer simulation study of polymer translocation in a situation where the chain is initially confined to a closed cylindrical cavity in order to reduce the impact of conformational diversity on the translocation times. In particular, we investigate how the coefficient of variation of the distribution of translocation times can be minimized by optimizing both the volume and the aspect ratio of the cavity. Interestingly, this type of confinement sometimes increases the number and impact of hairpin conformations such that the fluctuations in the translocation process do not follow a power law in time (for instance, these fluctuations can even vary non-monotonically with time)...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178303/differentiation-of-glaucomatous-optic-discs-with-different-appearances-using-optic-disc-topography-parameters-the-glaucoma-stereo-analysis-study
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Masaki Tanito, Koji Nitta, Maki Katai, Yasushi Kitaoka, Yu Yokoyama, Kazuko Omodaka, Toru Nakazawa
The Glaucoma Stereo Analysis Study (GSAS) is a multicenter collaborative study of the characteristics of glaucomatous optic disc morphology using a stereo fundus camera. Using GSAS dataset, the formulas for predicting different glaucomatous optic disc appearances were established. The GSAS dataset containing three-dimensionally-analyzed optic disc topographic parameters from 187 eyes with primary open-angle glaucoma was assessed with discrimination analyses to obtain formulas predictive of glaucomatous optic disc appearances: focal ischemic (FI); generalized enlargement (GE), myopic glaucomatous (MY), and senile sclerotic (SS)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178166/headache-improvement-after-intracranial-endovascular-procedures-in-chinese-patients-with-unruptured-intracranial-aneurysm-a-prospective-observational-study
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Linjing Zhang, Yunxia Wang, Qingkui Zhang, Wei Ge, Xiancong Wu, Hai Di, Jun Wang, Xiangyu Cao, Baomin Li, Ruozhuo Liu, Shengyuan Yu
The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is a long-term improvement in headache of patients with unruptured intracranial aneurysms (UIAs) treated with intracranial endovascular procedures.Using a prospective design, consecutive patients with UIAs with neuroendovascular treatment from January 2014 to December 2014 were asked to participate. Headache outcomes were established before aneurysm treatment and for 6 months following treatment. Factors associated with different headache outcomes were investigated...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178150/the-effects-of-selective-laser-trabeculoplasty-and-travoprost-on-circadian-intraocular-pressure-fluctuations-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#18
Weerawat Kiddee, Supreeya Atthavuttisilp
BACKGROUND: To compare the effect of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) and travoprost on 24-hour IOP fluctuations in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). METHODS: Sixty eyes were included. Sixteen and 14 eyes of POAG patients were randomized to receive 360° SLT or 0.004% travoprost, respectively. Fourteen and 16 eyes of NTG patients were randomized to receive either SLT or travoprost, respectively. The 24-hour IOP data were collected before treatment and 6 to 8 weeks after treatment...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177598/surface-engineering-of-polycrystalline-silicon-for-long-term-mechanical-stress-endurance-enhancement-in-flexible-low-temperature-poly-si-thin-film-transistors
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Bo-Wei Chen, Ting-Chang Chang, Yu-Ju Hung, Shin-Ping Huang, Hua-Mao Chen, Po-Yung Liao, Yu-Ho Lin, Hui-Chun Huang, Hsiao-Cheng Chiang, Chung-I Yang, Yu-Zhe Zheng, Ann-Kuo Chu, Hung-Wei Li, Chih-Hung Tsai, Hsueh-Hsing Lu, Terry Tai-Jui Wang, Tsu-Chiang Chang
Surface morphology in polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) film is an issue regardless of whether conventional excimer laser annealing (ELA) or the newer metal-induced lateral crystallization (MILC) process is used. This paper investigates the stress distribution while undergoing long-term mechanical stress and the influence of stress on electrical characteristics. Our simulated results show that the non-uniform stress in the gate insulator is more pronounced near the polysilicon/gate insulator edge and at the two sides of the polysilicon protrusion...
February 8, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174204/patterned-cell-and-matrix-dynamics-in-branching-morphogenesis
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Shaohe Wang, Rei Sekiguchi, William P Daley, Kenneth M Yamada
Many embryonic organs undergo branching morphogenesis to maximize their functional epithelial surface area. Branching morphogenesis requires the coordinated interplay of multiple types of cells with the extracellular matrix (ECM). During branching morphogenesis, new branches form by "budding" or "clefting." Cell migration, proliferation, rearrangement, deformation, and ECM dynamics have varied roles in driving budding versus clefting in different organs. Elongation of the newly formed branch and final maturation of the tip involve cellular mechanisms that include cell elongation, intercalation, convergent extension, proliferation, and differentiation...
February 7, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
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