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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027074/uptake-of-radium-223-dichloride-and-early-18-f-naf-pet-response-are-driven-by-baseline-18-f-naf-parameters-a-pilot-study-in-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-patients
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Arthur Letellier, Alison C Johnson, Nicolas How Kit, Jean-François Savigny, Alain Batalla, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Nicolas Aide
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to identify predictive factors on baseline [(18)F]NaF positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) of early response to radium-223 dichloride after 3 cycles of treatment in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer patients. PROCEDURES: Analysis of 152 metastases was performed in six consecutive patients who underwent [(18)F]NaF PET/CT at baseline and for early monitoring after 3 cycles of radium-223 dichloride...
October 12, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992453/fifs-a-data-mining-method-for-informative-marker-selection-in-high-dimensional-population-genomic-data
#2
Ioannis Kavakiotis, Patroklos Samaras, Alexandros Triantafyllidis, Ioannis Vlahavas
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNPs) are, nowadays, becoming the marker of choice for biological analyses involving a wide range of applications with great medical, biological, economic and environmental interest. Classification tasks i.e. the assignment of individuals to groups of origin based on their (multi-locus) genotypes, are performed in many fields such as forensic investigations, discrimination between wild and/or farmed populations and others. Τhese tasks, should be performed with a small number of loci, for computational as well as biological reasons...
September 28, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989735/perception-of-global-image-contrast-involves-transparent-spatial-filtering-and-the-integration-and-suppression-of-local-contrasts-not-rms-contrast
#3
Tim S Meese, Daniel H Baker, Robert J Summers
When adjusting the contrast setting on a television set, we experience a perceptual change in the global image contrast. But how is that statistic computed? We addressed this using a contrast-matching task for checkerboard configurations of micro-patterns in which the contrasts and spatial spreads of two interdigitated components were controlled independently. When the patterns differed greatly in contrast, the higher contrast determined the perceived global contrast. Crucially, however, low contrast additions of one pattern to intermediate contrasts of the other caused a paradoxical reduction in the perceived global contrast...
September 2017: Royal Society Open Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28972120/fremanezumab-a-humanized-monoclonal-anti-cgrp-antibody-inhibits-thinly-myelinated-a%C3%AE-but-not-unmyelinated-c-meningeal-nociceptors
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Agustin Melo-Carrillo, Andrew M Strassman, Rony-Reuven Nir, Aaron Schain, Rodrigo Noseda, Jennifer Stratton, Rami Burstein
Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), the most abundant neuropeptide in primary afferent sensory neurons, is strongly implicated in the pathophysiology of migraine headache, but its role in migraine is still equivocal. As a new approach to migraine treatment, humanized anti-CGRP monoclonal antibodies (CGRP-mAb) were developed to reduce the availability of CGRP, and were found effective in reducing the frequency of chronic and episodic migraine. We recently tested the effect of fremanezumab (TEV-48125), a CGRP-mAb, on the activity of second-order trigeminovascular dorsal horn neurons that receive peripheral input from the cranial dura, and found a selective inhibition of high-threshold but not wide-dynamic range class of neurons...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947779/cortical-afferents-onto-the-nucleus-reticularis-thalami-promote-plasticity-of-low-threshold-excitability-through-glun2c-nmdars
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Laura M J Fernandez, Chiara Pellegrini, Gil Vantomme, Elidie Béard, Anita Lüthi, Simone Astori
Thalamus and cortex represent a highly integrated processing unit that elaborates sensory representations. Interposed between cortex and thalamus, the nucleus Reticularis thalami (nRt) receives strong cortical glutamatergic input and mediates top-down inhibitory feedback to thalamus. Despite growing appreciation that the nRt is integral for thalamocortical functions from sleep to attentional wakefulness, we still face considerable gaps in the synaptic bases for cortico-nRt communication and plastic regulation...
September 25, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923731/phosphorus-sorption-desorption-and-effects-of-temperature-ph-and-salinity-on-phosphorus-sorption-in-marsh-soils-from-coastal-wetlands-with-different-flooding-conditions
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Junhong Bai, Xiaofei Ye, Jia Jia, Guangliang Zhang, Qingqing Zhao, Baoshan Cui, Xinhui Liu
Wetland soils act as a sink or source of phosphorus (P) to the overlaying water due to phosphorus sorption-desorption processes. Litter information is available on sorption and desorption behaviors of phosphorus in coastal wetlands with different flooding conditions. Laboratory experiments were conducted to investigate phosphorus sorption-desorption processes, fractions of adsorbed phosphorus, and the effects of salinity, pH and temperature on phosphorus sorption on soils in tidal-flooding wetlands (TW), freshwater-flooding wetlands (FW) and seasonal-flooding wetlands (SW) in the Yellow River Delta...
August 24, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891783/cortical-local-field-potential-power-is-associated-with-behavioral-detection-of-near-threshold-stimuli-in-the-rat-whisker-system-dissociation-between-orbitofrontal-and-somatosensory-cortices
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Rachel E Rickard, Andrew M J Young, Todor V Gerdjikov
There is growing evidence that ongoing brain oscillations may represent a key regulator of attentional processes and as such may contribute to behavioral performance in psychophysical tasks. OFC appears to be involved in the top-down modulation of sensory processing; however, the specific contribution of ongoing OFC oscillations to perception has not been characterized. Here we used the rat whiskers as a model system to further characterize the relationship between cortical state and tactile detection. Head-fixed rats were trained to report the presence of a vibrotactile stimulus (frequency = 60 Hz, duration = 2 sec, deflection amplitude = 0...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28886556/developing-an-integrated-3d-hydrodynamic-and-emerging-contaminant-model-for-assessing-water-quality-in-a-yangtze-estuary-reservoir
#8
Cong Xu, Jingjie Zhang, Xiaowei Bi, Zheng Xu, Yiliang He, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin
An integrated 3D-hydrodynamic and emerging contaminant model was developed for better understanding of the fate and transport of emerging contaminants in Qingcaosha Reservoir. The reservoir, which supplies drinking water for nearly half of Shanghai's population, is located in Yangtze Delta. The integrated model was built by Delft3D suite, a fully integrated multidimensional modeling software. Atrazine and Bisphenol A (BPA) were selected as two representative emerging contaminants for the study in this reservoir...
August 23, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877225/effect-of-water-based-recovery-on-blood-lactate-removal-after-high-intensity-exercise
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Francesco Lucertini, Marco Gervasi, Giancarlo D'Amen, Davide Sisti, Marco Bruno Luigi Rocchi, Vilberto Stocchi, Piero Benelli
This study assessed the effectiveness of water immersion to the shoulders in enhancing blood lactate removal during active and passive recovery after short-duration high-intensity exercise. Seventeen cyclists underwent active water- and land-based recoveries and passive water and land-based recoveries. The recovery conditions lasted 31 minutes each and started after the identification of each cyclist's blood lactate accumulation peak, induced by a 30-second all-out sprint on a cycle ergometer. Active recoveries were performed on a cycle ergometer at 70% of the oxygen consumption corresponding to the lactate threshold (the control for the intensity was oxygen consumption), while passive recoveries were performed with subjects at rest and seated on the cycle ergometer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28861499/even-high-doses-of-oral-cannabidol-do-not-cause-thc-like-effects-in-humans-comment-on-merrick-et-al-cannabis-and-cannabinoid-research-2016-1-1-102-112-doi-10-1089-can-2015-0004
#10
Franjo Grotenhermen, Ethan Russo, Antonio Waldo Zuardi
This short communication examines the question whether the experimental data presented in a study by Merrick et al. are of clinical relevance. These authors found that cannabidiol (CBD), a major cannabinoid of the cannabis plant devoid of psychotropic effects and of great interest for therapeutic use in several medical conditions, may be converted in gastric fluid into the psychoactive cannabinoids delta-8-THC and delta-9-THC to a relevant degree. They concluded that "the acidic environment during normal gastrointestinal transit can expose orally CBD-treated patients to levels of THC and other psychoactive cannabinoids that may exceed the threshold for a positive physiological response...
2017: Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846545/physiologic-evaluation-of-coronary-lesions-using-instantaneous-wave-free-ratio-ifr-in-patients-with-severe-aortic-stenosis-undergoing-trans-catheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Roberto Scarsini, Gabriele Pesarini, Carlo Zivelonghi, Anna Piccoli, Valeria Ferrero, Mattia Lunardi, Leonardo Gottin, Claudia Zanetti, Giuseppe Faggian, Flavio Ribichini
AIMS: We sought to assess eventual changes in iFR measurements in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) before and after TAVI in coronary lesions with different degree of angiographic severity. METHODS AND RESULTS: The functional relevance of 145 coronary lesions was assessed by on-line iFR and FFR measurement in 66 patients with severe AS before and after TAVI, during the same procedure. The iFR-FFR classification agreement was calculated for pre- and post-TAVI measurements...
August 29, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814801/strain-dependence-of-the-angelman-syndrome-phenotypes-in-ube3a-maternal-deficiency-mice
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Heather A Born, An T Dao, Amber T Levine, Wai Ling Lee, Natasha M Mehta, Shubhangi Mehra, Edwin J Weeber, Anne E Anderson
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a genetic neurodevelopmental disorder, most commonly caused by deletion or mutation of the maternal allele of the UBE3A gene, with behavioral phenotypes and seizures as key features. Currently no treatment is available, and therapeutics are often ineffective in controlling AS-associated seizures. Previous publications using the Ube3a maternal deletion model have shown behavioral and seizure susceptibility phenotypes, however findings have been variable and merit characterization of electroencephalographic (EEG) activity...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811254/parsing-the-neural-signatures-of-reduced-error-detection-in-older-age
#13
Siobhán Harty, Peter R Murphy, Ian H Robertson, Redmond G O'Connell
Recent work has demonstrated that explicit error detection relies on a neural evidence accumulation process that can be traced in the human electroencephalogram (EEG). Here, we sought to establish the impact of natural aging on this process by recording EEG from young (18-35 years) and older adults (65-88 years) during the performance of a Go/No-Go paradigm in which participants were required to overtly signal their errors. Despite performing the task with equivalent accuracy, older adults reported substantially fewer errors, and the timing of their reports were both slower and more variable...
August 12, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808023/prefrontal-cortex-modulates-posterior-alpha-oscillations-during-top-down-guided-visual-perception
#14
Randolph F Helfrich, Melody Huang, Guy Wilson, Robert T Knight
Conscious visual perception is proposed to arise from the selective synchronization of functionally specialized but widely distributed cortical areas. It has been suggested that different frequency bands index distinct canonical computations. Here, we probed visual perception on a fine-grained temporal scale to study the oscillatory dynamics supporting prefrontal-dependent sensory processing. We tested whether a predictive context that was embedded in a rapid visual stream modulated the perception of a subsequent near-threshold target...
August 29, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805896/the-composition-of-dietary-fat-alters-the-transcriptional-profile-of-pathways-associated-with-lipid-metabolism-in-the-liver-and-adipose-tissue-in-the-pig
#15
T A Kellner, N K Gabler, J F Patience
The objective was to investigate the of effect chemical composition of dietary fat on transcription of genes involved in lipid metabolism in adipose tissue and the liver via transcriptional profiling in growing pigs. A total of 48 Genetiporc 6.0 × Genetiporc F25 (PIC, Inc., Hendersonville, TN) barrows (initial BW of 44.1 ± 1.2 kg) were randomly allotted to 1 of 6 dietary treatments. Each experimental diet included 95% of a corn-soybean meal basal diet and 5% cornstarch (control; CNTR), animal-vegetable blend (AV), coconut oil (COCO), corn oil (COIL), fish oil (FO), or tallow (TAL)...
August 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764122/depth-distribution-possible-sources-and-toxic-risk-assessment-of-organochlorine-pesticides-ocps-in-different-river-sediment-cores-affected-by-urbanization-and-reclamation-in-a-chinese-delta
#16
Wei Wang, Junhong Bai, Guangliang Zhang, Xin Wang, Jia Jia, Baoshan Cui, Xinhui Liu
Sediment cores were collected in urban (0-50 cm), rural (0-40 cm) and reclamation-affected river (0-40 cm) environments in the Pearl River Delta. Concentrations of 16 organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) were determined in all collected samples to identify the depth-distribution, possible sources and ecotoxicological risks of OCPs in river sediments affected by urbanization and reclamation in a Chinese delta. The results showed that the top 10 cm of rural river sediments had slightly lower concentrations of the 16 OCPs compared to urban and reclamation-affected rivers, whereas the 30-40 cm sediment layers in the rural river showed higher levels of the 16 OCPs...
November 2017: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722246/delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol-decreases-masticatory-muscle-sensitization-in-female-rats-through-peripheral-cannabinoid-receptor-activation
#17
H Wong, S Hossain, B E Cairns
BACKGROUND: This study investigated whether intramuscular injection of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), by acting on peripheral cannabinoid (CB) receptors, could decrease nerve growth factor (NGF)-induced sensitization in female rat masseter muscle; a model which mimics the symptoms of myofascial temporomandibular disorders. METHODS: Immunohistochemistry was used to explore the peripheral expression of cannabinoid receptors in the masseter muscle while behavioural and electrophysiology experiments were employed to assess the functional effects of intramuscular injection of THC...
July 18, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699350/analgesic-properties-of-opioid-nk1-multitarget-ligands-with-distinct-in-vitro-profiles-in-naive-and-chronic-constriction-injury-mice
#18
Joanna Starnowska, Roberto Costante, Karel Guillemyn, Katarzyna Popiolek-Barczyk, Nga N Chung, Carole Lemieux, Attila Keresztes, Joost Van Duppen, Adriano Mollica, John Streicher, Jozef Vanden Broeck, Peter W Schiller, Dirk Tourwé, Joanna Mika, Steven Ballet, Barbara Przewlocka
The lower efficacy of opioids in neuropathic pain may be due to the increased activity of pronociceptive systems such as substance P. We present evidence to support this hypothesis in this work from the spinal cord in a neuropathic pain model in mice. Biochemical analysis confirmed the elevated mRNA and protein level of pronociceptive substance P, the major endogenous ligand of the neurokinin-1 (NK1) receptor, in the lumbar spinal cord of chronic constriction injury (CCI)-mice. To improve opioid efficacy in neuropathic pain, novel compounds containing opioid agonist and neurokinin 1 (NK1) receptor antagonist pharmacophores were designed...
October 18, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685341/assessment-of-the-potential-health-risks-of-heavy-metals-in-soils-in-a-coastal-industrial-region-of-the-yangtze-river-delta
#19
Bifeng Hu, Jiayu Wang, Bin Jin, Yan Li, Zhou Shi
Soil heavy metal contamination is a serious environmental problem. Human beings may be directly exposed to heavy metals in soils through the inhalation of soil particles, dermal contact, and oral ingestion, which can seriously threaten health. This study assesses the health risks associated with heavy metals in soils by determining the concentrations of eight heavy metals (Cr, Pb, Cd, Hg, As, Cu, Zn, and Ni) based on 2051 surface-soil samples collected from the southern Yangtze River Delta of China. The mean concentrations were higher than the corresponding background values in Zhejiang Province and China as a whole, indicating an accumulation of heavy metals...
July 7, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664769/raised-compartment-pressures-are-frequently-observed-with-tibial-shaft-fractures-despite-the-absence-of-compartment-syndrome-a-prospective-cohort-study
#20
Kelvin Lor Kah Ho, Nicholas Yeoh Ching Sing, Khai Phang Wong, Andy Wee Teck Huat
PURPOSE: To measure the intracompartmental pressures surrounding tibial fractures not exhibiting any clinical evidence of compartment syndrome. Our hypothesis was that pressures often exceed the recommended threshold of fasciotomy despite the absence of compartment syndrome, and hence diagnosis based on pressure measurements alone is unreliable. METHODS: Thirteen consecutive patients with closed tibial shaft fractures without clinical suspicion of compartment syndrome, and who were planned for intramedullary nailing, were prospectively enrolled...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
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