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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231681/noninvasive-transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-tdcs-for-the-treatment-of-orofacial-pain
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OBJECTIVE: tDCS is a promising method for the treatment of chronic pain. Electrode placement locations must be chosen in accordance with the density and the time course of the current in order to prevent pathological changes in the underlying tissue. In order to reduce current spatial variability, more electrodes of the same polarity are placed in a circle around the second electrode of the opposite polarity. The applied current produced the greatest changes directly beneath the electrodes: the cathode reduces the excitability of cortical neurons, while the anode has the opposite effect...
October 24, 2016: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231402/ex-vivo-visualization-of-human-ciliated-epithelium-and-quantitative-analysis-of-induced-flow-dynamics-by-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Yuye Ling, Xinwen Yao, Ute A Gamm, Emilio Arteaga-Solis, Charles W Emala, Michael A Choma, Christine P Hendon
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Cilia-driven mucociliary clearance is an important self-defense mechanism of great clinical importance in pulmonary research. Conventional light microscopy possesses the capability to visualize individual cilia and its beating pattern but lacks the throughput to assess the global ciliary activities and flow dynamics. Optical coherence tomography (OCT), which provides depth-resolved cross-sectional images, was recently introduced to this area. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fourteen de-identified human tracheobronchial tissues are directly imaged by two OCT systems: one system centered at 1,300 nm with 6...
February 23, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230738/clinical-implications-of-20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic-acid-in-the-kidney-liver-lung-and-brain-an-emerging-therapeutic-target
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REVIEW
Osama H Elshenawy, Sherif M Shoieb, Anwar Mohamed, Ayman O S El-Kadi
Cytochrome P450-mediated metabolism of arachidonic acid (AA) is an important pathway for the formation of eicosanoids. The ω-hydroxylation of AA generates significant levels of 20-hydroxyeicosatetraenoic acid (20-HETE) in various tissues. In the current review, we discussed the role of 20-HETE in the kidney, liver, lung, and brain during physiological and pathophysiological states. Moreover, we discussed the role of 20-HETE in tumor formation, metabolic syndrome and diabetes. In the kidney, 20-HETE is involved in modulation of preglomerular vascular tone and tubular ion transport...
February 20, 2017: Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230726/cvd-and-oxidative-stress
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REVIEW
Karla Cervantes Gracia, Daniel Llanas-Cornejo, Holger Husi
Nowadays, it is known that oxidative stress plays at least two roles within the cell, the generation of cellular damage and the involvement in several signaling pathways in its balanced normal state. So far, a substantial amount of time and effort has been expended in the search for a clear link between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and the effects of oxidative stress. Here, we present an overview of the different sources and types of reactive oxygen species in CVD, highlight the relationship between CVD and oxidative stress and discuss the most prominent molecules that play an important role in CVD pathophysiology...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230618/biopharmaceuticals-reference-products-and-biosimilars-to-treat-inflammatory-diseases
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Ann Gils, Antonio Bertolotto, Denis Mulleman, Theodora Bejan-Angoulvant, Paul J Declerck
Biopharmaceuticals are primarily therapeutic proteins developed to perform specific functions by acting on the disease pathophysiology. Compared to low molecular chemically synthesized drugs, production of biopharmaceuticals is much more complex and routes of administration and pharmacokinetics differ. Biopharmaceuticals are blockbusters in the treatment of inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, multiple sclerosis, rheumatic diseases, and inflammatory bowel diseases, and the introduction of these drugs has revolutionized treatment...
February 20, 2017: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230342/ultrasensitive-detection-of-aminopeptidase-n-activity-in-urine-and-cells-with-a-ratiometric-fluorescence-probe
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Xinyuan He, Yanhui Xu, Wen Shi, Huimin Ma
An ultrasensitive ratiometric fluorescent probe (CVN) has been designed and synthesized by incorporating alanine into the cresyl violet fluorophore. The probe shows ratiometric fluorescence response toward aminopeptidase N (APN) through the increase of fluorescent intensity ratio of 626/575 nm. The sensitivity of the probe is ultrahigh with a detection limit of 33 pg/mL, which can quantify the contents of APN in 500-fold diluted human urine samples. Furthermore, by using ratiometric fluorescence imaging, the probe reveals significantly higher contents of APN in HepG2 cells than those in LO2 cells, which has been further used to distinguish these two types of cells in mixed cocultures...
February 23, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230336/the-endothelial-border-to-health-mechanistic-evidence-of-the-hyperglycemic-culprit-of-inflammatory-disease-acceleration
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REVIEW
Nina Waerling Hansen, Anker Jon Hansen, Anette Sams
The endothelial cell (EC) layer constitutes a barrier that controls movements of fluid, solutes and cells between blood and tissue. Further, the endothelial layer regulates vascular tone and directs local humoral and cellular inflammatory processes. The strategic position makes it an important player for maintenance of health and for development of a number of diseases. Endothelial dysfunction is known to be an important component of type 2 diabetes, but is also assumed to be involved in many other diseases, for example, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and cardiovascular diseases...
March 2017: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230325/serum-phosphatidylinositol-as-a-biomarker-for-bipolar-disorder-liability
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Emma Em Knowles, Peter J Meikle, Kevin Huynh, Harald Hh Göring, Rene L Olvera, Samuel R Mathias, Ravi Duggirala, Laura Almasy, John Blangero, Joanne E Curran, David C Glahn
OBJECTIVES: Individuals with bipolar disorder (BPD) exhibit alterations in their phospholipid levels. It is unclear whether these alterations are a secondary consequence of illness state, or if phospholipids and illness risk overlap genetically. If the latter were true, then phospholipids might provide key insights into the pathophysiology of the illness. Therefore, we rank-ordered phospholipid classes by their genetic overlap with BPD risk in order to establish which class might be most informative in terms of increasing our understanding of illness pathophysiology...
February 23, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230061/neurofibromatosis-type-1
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David H Gutmann, Rosalie E Ferner, Robert H Listernick, Bruce R Korf, Pamela L Wolters, Kimberly J Johnson
Neurofibromatosis type 1 is a complex autosomal dominant disorder caused by germline mutations in the NF1 tumour suppressor gene. Nearly all individuals with neurofibromatosis type 1 develop pigmentary lesions (café-au-lait macules, skinfold freckling and Lisch nodules) and dermal neurofibromas. Some individuals develop skeletal abnormalities (scoliosis, tibial pseudarthrosis and orbital dysplasia), brain tumours (optic pathway gliomas and glioblastoma), peripheral nerve tumours (spinal neurofibromas, plexiform neurofibromas and malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumours), learning disabilities, attention deficits, and social and behavioural problems, which can negatively affect quality of life...
February 23, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229923/epigenetic-regulation-of-reln-and-gad1-in-the-frontal-cortex-fc-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-asd-subjects
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Adrian Zhubi, Ying Chen, Alessandro Guidotti, Dennis R Grayson
Both Reelin (RELN) and glutamate decarboxylase 67 (GAD1) have been implicated in the pathophysiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). We have previously shown that both mRNAs are reduced in the cerebella (CB) of ASD subjects through a mechanism that involves increases in the amounts of MECP2 binding to the corresponding promoters. In the current study, we examined the expression of RELN, GAD1, GAD2, and several other mRNAs implicated in this disorder in the frontal cortices (FC) of ASD and CON subjects. We also focused on the role that epigenetic processes play in the regulation of these genes in ASD brain...
February 13, 2017: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229523/pathophysiology-of-fecal-incontinence-in-obese-patients-a-prospective-case-matched-study-of-201-patients
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C Brochard, A Vénara, A Bodère, A Ropert, G Bouguen, L Siproudhis
BACKGROUND: Obesity is an emerging risk factor for fecal incontinence (FI). The aim of this study was to characterize pathophysiologic mechanisms of FI in obese patients compared with non-obese patients in a prospective case-matched study. METHODS: The general characteristics and data of the anorectal manometry and endosonography of patients who were evaluated for FI at a single institution from 2005 to 2015 were prospectively assessed. Fecal incontinence was defined by a Cleveland Clinic Incontinence Score (CCIS) >4...
February 23, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229505/a-variant-in-a-cis-regulatory-element-enhances-claudin-14-expression-and-is-associated-with-pediatric-onset-hypercalciuria-and-kidney-stones
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Megan E Ure, Emma Heydari, Wanling Pan, Ajay Ramesh, Sabah Rehman, Catherine Morgan, Maury Pinsk, Robin Erickson, Johannes M Herrmann, Henrik Dimke, Emmanuelle Cordat, Mathieu Lemaire, Michael Walter, R Todd Alexander
The greatest risk factor for kidney stones is hypercalciuria, the etiology of which is largely unknown. A recent genome-wide association study (GWAS) linked hypercalciuria and kidney stones to a claudin-14 (CLDN14) risk haplotype. However, the underlying molecular mechanism was not delineated. Recently, renal CLDN14 expression was found to increase in response to increased plasma calcium, thereby inducing calciuria. We hypothesized therefore that some children with hypercalciuria and kidney stones harbor a CLDN14 variant that inappropriately increases gene expression...
February 22, 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229431/hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Sahar Naderi, Sandra A Tsai, Abha Khandelwal
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Although pregnancy-related deaths are rare in the USA, they are on the rise and have more than doubled in the last 20 years. A substantial portion of these deaths are related to cardiovascular disease, specifically hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP). In this review, we will discuss the definitions and proposed pathophysiology of HDP as well as its potential role in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. RECENT FINDINGS: Placental hypoperfusion may lead to an imbalance in proangiogenic and antiangiogenic factors, notably an increase in soluble fms-like tyrosine kinsase-1 (sFlt-1), thereby leading to endothelial dysfunction...
March 2017: Current Atherosclerosis Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229394/epileptic-encephalopathies-clinical-syndromes-and-pathophysiological-concepts
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REVIEW
Markus von Deimling, Ingo Helbig, Eric D Marsh
Epileptic encephalopathies account for a large proportion of the intractable early-onset epilepsies and are characterized by frequent seizures and poor developmental outcome. The epileptic encephalopathies can be loosely divided into two related groups of named syndromes. The first comprises epilepsies where continuous EEG changes directly result in cognitive and developmental dysfunction. The second includes patients where cognitive impairment is present at seizure onset and is due to the underlying etiology but the epileptic activity may then worsen the cognitive abilities over time...
February 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229241/acquired-prolongation-of-qt-interval-as-a-risk-factor-for-torsade-de-pointes-ventricular-tachycardia-a-narrative-review-for-the-anesthesiologist-and-intensivist
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Arsen Uvelin, Jasmina Pejaković, Vesna Mijatović
More than 70% of intensive care unit (ICU) patients experience heart rhythm disturbances, and these patients have correspondingly higher mortality rates. Consequently, one of the standards of care in ICUs is continuous electrocardiography monitoring. One of the potentially preventable dysrhythmic events is the occurrence of torsade de pointes ventricular tachycardia in the setting of acquired prolonged QT interval. This type of ventricular tachycardia can be malignant because it often progresses to ventricular fibrillation...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229201/-sudden-cardiac-death-epidemiology-pathophysiology-and-risk-stratification
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B Rudic, E Tülümen, V Liebe, J Kuschyk, I Akin, M Borggrefe
Sudden cardiac death (SCD) remains a major public health burden despite revolutionary progress in the last three decades in the treatment of ventricular tachyarrhythmia with the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy. Survivors of sudden cardiac arrest are at high risk for recurrent tachyarrhythmia events. Early recognition of low left ventricular ejection fractions (≤35%) as a strong predictor of mortality and the causal association between ventricular tachyarrhythmia and SCD has led to a significant development of not only pharmacological antiarrhythmic therapy but also device-based prevention of SCD...
February 22, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229112/chronic-psychosocial-stressors-in-adulthood-studies-in-mice-rats-and-tree-shrews
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REVIEW
Christopher R Pryce, Eberhard Fuchs
Human psychological stress is the major environmental risk factor for major depression and certain of the anxiety disorders. Psychological stressors often occur in the context of the adult social environment, and they or the memory formed of them impact on the individual across an extended period, thereby constituting chronic psychosocial stress (CPS). Psychosocial stressors often involve loss to the individual, such as the ending of a social relationship or the onset of interpersonal conflict leading to loss of social control and predictability...
February 2017: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229109/interaction-between-circadian-rhythms-and-stress
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REVIEW
C E Koch, B Leinweber, B C Drengberg, C Blaum, H Oster
Life on earth has adapted to the day-night cycle by evolution of internal, so-called circadian clocks that adjust behavior and physiology to the recurring changes in environmental conditions. In mammals, a master pacemaker located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN) of the hypothalamus receives environmental light information and synchronizes peripheral tissues and central non-SCN clocks to geophysical time. Regulatory systems such as the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the autonomic nervous system (ANS), both being important for the regulation of stress responses, receive strong circadian input...
February 2017: Neurobiology of Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229063/childhood-laryngeal-dystonia-following-bilateral-globus-pallidus-abnormality-a-case-study-and-review-of-literature
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Mohammad Javad Saeedi Borujeni, Ebrahim Esfandiary, Mostafa Almasi-Dooghaee
INTRODUCTION: Dystonia is a disorder of movement caused by various etiologies. Laryngeal dystonia is caused by the spasm of laryngeal muscles. It is a disorder caused by vocal fold movement in which excessive adduction or abduction of the vocal folds occurs during speech. The pathophysiology of this type of dystonia is not fully known. Some researchers have suggested that basal ganglia structures and their connections with cortical areas have been involved in the pathogenesis of dystonia...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228904/bone-scan-findings-in-calcific-tendinitis-at-the-gluteus-maximus-insertion-some-illustrative-cases
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Karel Van Damme, Liesbeth De Coster, Koen Mermuys, Anja Van den Eeckhaut, Natascha Walgraeve, Frank De Geeter
We describe the bone scan and single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography findings in calcific tendinitis of the gluteus maximus and discuss its pathophysiology. Although this tendinopathy is mostly self-limiting, awareness of this disease is important for 2 reasons. First, it may explain acute hip symptoms in patients in the resorptive phase of the calcifications. Second, it should be considered as a differential diagnosis for bone scan hot spots in the vicinity of the gluteus maximus tendon and for cortical erosion seen in that region on X-rays or CT...
March 2017: Radiology case reports
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