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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549329/abnormal-small-world-brain-functional-networks-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-patients-with-poor-insight
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Hui Lei, Yan Cui, Jie Fan, Xiaocui Zhang, Mingtian Zhong, Jinyao Yi, Lin Cai, Dezhong Yao, Xiongzhao Zhu
BACKGROUND: There are limited data on neurobiological correlates of poor insight in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). This study explored whether specific changes occur in small-world network (SWN) properties in the brain functional network of OCD patients with poor insight. METHOD: Resting-state electroencephalograms (EEGs) were recorded for 12 medication-free OCD patients with poor insight, 50 medication-free OCD patients with good insight, and 36 healthy controls...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549270/the-effects-of-early-life-adversity-on-the-immune-system
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REVIEW
Martha M C Elwenspoek, Annette Kuehn, Claude P Muller, Jonathan D Turner
Early life adversity (ELA) is associated with a higher risk for diseases in adulthood. Although the pathophysiological effects of ELA are varied, there may be a unifying role for the immune system in all of the long-term pathologies such as chronic inflammatory disorders (autoimmune diseases, allergy, and asthma). Recently, significant efforts have been made to elucidate the long-term effects ELA has on immune function, as well as the mechanisms underlying these immune changes. In this review, we focus on data from human studies investigating immune parameters in relation to post-natal adverse experiences...
May 17, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549268/modulation-of-hpa-axis-response-to-social-stress-in-schizophrenia-by-childhood-trauma
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Claudia Lange, Christian G Huber, Daniela Fröhlich, Stefan Borgwardt, Undine E Lang, Marc Walter
HPA axis functioning plays an important role in the etiology of schizophrenia spectrum disorders (SSD). However, only few studies have examined HPA axis responsivity to psychosocial stress in SSD, and results are heterogeneous. Furthermore, childhood trauma is known to influence psychopathology and treatment outcome in SSD, but studies on the influence of childhood trauma on stress related HPA axis activity are missing. The purpose of this study was to investigate cortisol response to a psychosocial stress challenge in SSD patients, and to examine its association with severity of childhood trauma...
May 20, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549211/chronic-sinonasal-tract-inflammation-as-a-precursor-to-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-and-sinonasal-malignancy-in-the-united-states
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Eric L Wu, Charles A Riley, Mei-Chin Hsieh, Michael J Marino, Xiao-Cheng Wu, Edward D McCoul
BACKGROUND: Chronic inflammatory states have been linked to the development of malignancy. Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) and allergic rhinitis (AR) have been associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) in population-based studies in Asia. A similar association with NPC and paranasal sinus malignancy (PSM) has not been defined in a North American population. Our purpose was to investigate the impact of CRS and AR on the risk of NPC and PSM. METHODS: The Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER)-Medicare linked database was queried as a case-control study of adults ≥65 years of age...
May 23, 2017: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549102/long-non-coding-rna-ccat1-mir-148a-axis-promotes-osteosarcoma-proliferation-and-migration-through-regulating-pik3ip1
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Jingwei Zhao, Liming Cheng
Osteosarcoma is the most frequent type of malignant primary bone tumor. Although many efforts have been made, the survival rate of osteosarcoma still remains  unsatisfied. Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have been demonstrated to be associated with many diseases including tumors, and involved in the regulation of a wide array of pathophysiological processes. Colon-cancer-associated transcript-1 (CCAT1) was first identified in colon cancer and has subsequently been reported to perform many functions in tumor progression...
May 25, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549077/clinical-criteria-for-subtyping-parkinson-s-disease-biomarkers-and-longitudinal-progression
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Seyed-Mohammad Fereshtehnejad, Yashar Zeighami, Alain Dagher, Ronald B Postuma
Parkinson's disease varies widely in clinical manifestations, course of progression and biomarker profiles from person to person. Identification of distinct Parkinson's disease subtypes is of great priority to illuminate underlying pathophysiology, predict progression and develop more efficient personalized care approaches. There is currently no clear way to define and divide subtypes in Parkinson's disease. Using data from the Parkinson's Progression Markers Initiative, we aimed to identify distinct subgroups via cluster analysis of a comprehensive dataset at baseline (i...
May 25, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548682/arthrotomy-based-pre-clinical-models-of-particle-induced-osteolysis-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Meghan M Moran, Brittany M Wilson, Ryan D Ross, Amarjit S Virdi, D Rick Sumner
We completed a systematic literature review of in vivo animal models that use arthrotomy-based methods to study particle-induced peri-implant osteolysis. The purpose of the review was to characterize the models developed to date, to determine the questions addressed, to assess scientific rigor and transparency and to identify gaps in knowledge. We probed three literature databases (Medline, Embase and Scopus) and found 77 manuscripts that fit the search parameters. In the most recent 10 years, researchers mainly used rat and mouse models, whereas in the previous 20 years large animal, canine and rabbit models were more common...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548598/associations-between-endothelin-polymorphisms-and-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-clinical-vasospasm-delayed-cerebral-ischemia-and-functional-outcome
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Christoph J Griessenauer, Robert M Starke, Paul M Foreman, Philipp Hendrix, Mark R Harrigan, Winfield S Fisher, Nilesh A Vyas, Robert H Lipsky, Mingkuan Lin, Beverly C Walters, Jean-Francois Pittet, Mali Mathru
OBJECTIVE Endothelin-1, a potent vasoconstrictor, and its receptors may be involved in the pathogenesis of aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), clinical vasospasm, delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI), and functional outcome following aSAH. In the present study, common endothelin single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and their relation to aSAH were evaluated. METHODS Blood samples from all patients enrolled in the Cerebral Aneurysm Renin Angiotensin System (CARAS) study were used for genetic evaluation. The CARAS study prospectively enrolled patients with aSAH at 2 academic institutions in the US from 2012 to 2015...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548558/the-role-of-genetic-testing-in-epilepsy-diagnosis-and-management
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Yvonne G Weber, Saskia Biskup, Katherine L Helbig, Sarah von Spiczak, Holger Lerche
Epilepsy is a common neurological disorder characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures. More than 500 epilepsy-associated genes have been described in the literature. Most of these genes play an important role in neuronal excitability, cortical development or synaptic transmission. A growing number of genetic variations have implications on diagnosis and prognostic or therapeutic advice in terms of a personalized medicine. Area covered: The review presents the different forms of genetic epilepsies with respect to their underlying genetic and functional pathophysiology and aims to give advice for recommended genetic testing...
May 26, 2017: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548545/mild-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-why-spirometry-is-not-sufficient
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Amany F Elbehairy, Grace Parraga, Katherine A Webb, J Alberto Neder, Denis E O'Donnell
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) - an inflammatory disease of the airways, alveoli and lung microvasculature - is a leading cause of death worldwide. Smokers with milder airway obstruction constitute the majority of patients with this disease. Many studies have shown increased morbidity, activity-related dyspnea, exercise intolerance and mortality in such patients, compared with age-matched healthy populations. Clinical evaluation of symptomatic smokers with ostensibly mild airway obstruction poses a challenge in clinical practice as spirometry can obscure extensive heterogeneous pathophysiological impairment...
May 26, 2017: Expert Review of Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548478/influencing-of-antioxidants-gene-variants-on-risk-of-diabetes-mellitus-and-its-complications-a-systematic-review
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Fatemeh Bitarafan, Mehrnoosh Khodaeian, Ozra Tabatabaei-Malazy, Mahsa M Amoli
INTRODUCTION: Oxidative stress has a key role in pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its complications as a most common health problem. Due to controversial evidence regarding the association between antioxidants' gene varients and T2DM, our aim was a systematic review of the current meta-analyses. EVIDENCE ACQUISTION: All meta-analysis' studies which assessed the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, glutathione peroxidase (GPX), glutathione S transferase (GST), nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase (NOX) with T2DM and its complications were systematically extracted from PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science databases up to January 2016...
May 26, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548387/a-quantitative-systems-physiology-model-of-renal-function-and-blood-pressure-regulation-model-description
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K M Hallow, Y Gebremichael
Renal function plays a central role in cardiovascular, kidney, and multiple other diseases, and many existing and novel therapies act through renal mechanisms. Even with decades of accumulated knowledge of renal physiology, pathophysiology, and pharmacology, the dynamics of renal function remain difficult to understand and predict, often resulting in unexpected or counterintuitive therapy responses. Quantitative systems pharmacology modeling of renal function integrates this accumulated knowledge into a quantitative framework, allowing evaluation of competing hypotheses, identification of knowledge gaps, and generation of new experimentally testable hypotheses...
May 26, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548386/design-and-synthesis-of-atglistatin-derivatives-as-adipose-triglyceride-lipase-inhibitors
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Jiyu Jin, Suling Huang, Lei Wang, Ying Leng, Wei Lu
Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) is a rate-limiting enzyme that mobilizes fatty acids from cellular triglyceride stores. Metabolic syndrome, which refers to a group of abnormalities that occur together and increase the risk of coronary artery disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes, and cachexia, can be treated using ATGL-specific inhibitors. Atglistatin (1) is the first small-molecule inhibitor of ATGL. In this study, we designed and synthesized 29 Atglistatin derivatives and evaluated their inhibition of forskolin-stimulated lipolysis in 3T3-L1 adipocytes as an indicator of their potential to inhibit ATGL in adipose tissues...
May 26, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548368/developing-minimum-clinical-standards-for-physiotherapy-in-south-african-icus-a-qualitative-study
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Heleen van Aswegen, Shane Patman, Natascha Plani, Susan Hanekom
RATIONALE, AIMS, AND OBJECTIVES: Physiotherapists are integral members of the intensive care unit (ICU) team. Clinicians working in ICU are dependent on their own experience when making decisions regarding individual patient management thus resulting in variation in clinical practice. No formalized clinical practice guidelines or standards exist for the educational profile or scope of practice requirements for ICU physiotherapy. This study explored perceptions of physiotherapists on minimum clinical standards that ICU physiotherapists should adhere to for delivering safe, effective physiotherapy services to critically ill patients...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548250/evolution-of-deep-gray-matter-volume-across-the-human-lifespan
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Karl Narvacan, Sarah Treit, Richard Camicioli, Wayne Martin, Christian Beaulieu
Magnetic resonance imaging of subcortical gray matter structures, which mediate behavior, cognition and the pathophysiology of several diseases, is crucial for establishing typical maturation patterns across the human lifespan. This single site study examines T1-weighted MPRAGE images of 3 healthy cohorts: (i) a cross-sectional cohort of 406 subjects aged 5-83 years; (ii) a longitudinal neurodevelopment cohort of 84 subjects scanned twice approximately 4 years apart, aged 5-27 years at first scan; and (iii) a longitudinal aging cohort of 55 subjects scanned twice approximately 3 years apart, aged 46-83 years at first scan...
May 26, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548215/protein-z-and-endothelin-1-genetic-polymorphisms-in-pediatric-egyptian-sickle-cell-disease-patients
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Mervat M Khorshied, Nohair S Mohamed, Rania S Hamza, Rasha M Ali, Mona K El-Ghamrawy
BACKGROUND: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a monogenic disease associated with multisystem morbidity. Vasculopathy caused by delicate imbalance between coagulation and endothelial systems plays a pivotal role in disease course. As Protein Z and Endothelin-1 genetic polymorphisms may increase the thrombotic risk, the aim of the current work was to verify the possible impact of Protein Z (PROZ G79A) and Endothelin-1 (EDN1 G5665T) polymorphisms on the clinic-laboratory features of the SCD in a cohort of Egyptian pediatric patients...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548191/-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-experience-in-27-patients
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Fernando Warley, Belén M Bonella, M Silvina Odstrcil-Bobillo, Victoria Otero, Gabriel Waisman, Gisela Bendelman, Diego Giunta, Verónica Peuchot, Catalina M Ungaro
BACKGROUND: Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is an aggressive and life-threatening syndrome of excessive immune activation Aim: To describe the clinical characteristics, causes and survival associated with HLH. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Review of medical records of patients with HLH attended between 2004 and 2016. They were classified according to their probable cause in: associated with immunosuppression, cancer, post-infectious or idiopathic. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was performed...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548108/drugging-the-pain-epigenome
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REVIEW
Ellen Niederberger, Eduard Resch, Michael J Parnham, Gerd Geisslinger
More than 20% of adults worldwide experience different types of chronic pain, which are frequently associated with several comorbidities and a decrease in quality of life. Several approved painkillers are available, but current analgesics are often hampered by insufficient efficacy and/or severe adverse effects. Consequently, novel strategies for safe, highly efficacious treatments are highly desirable, particularly for chronic pain. Epigenetic mechanisms such as DNA methylation, histone modifications and microRNAs (miRNAs) strongly affect the regulation of gene expression, potentially for long periods over years or even generations, and have been associated with pathophysiological pain...
May 26, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548004/reduced-cellularity-of-bone-marrow-in-multiple-sclerosis-with-decreased-msc-expansion-potential-and-premature-ageing-in-vitro
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Juliana Redondo, Pamela Sarkar, Kevin Kemp, Paul F Virgo, Joya Pawade, Aimie Norton, David C Emery, Martin G Guttridge, David I Marks, Alastair Wilkins, Neil J Scolding, Claire M Rice
BACKGROUND: Autologous bone-marrow-derived cells are currently employed in clinical studies of cell-based therapy in multiple sclerosis (MS) although the bone marrow microenvironment and marrow-derived cells isolated from patients with MS have not been extensively characterised. OBJECTIVES: To examine the bone marrow microenvironment and assess the proliferative potential of multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) in progressive MS. METHODS: Comparative phenotypic analysis of bone marrow and marrow-derived MSCs isolated from patients with progressive MS and control subjects was undertaken...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547953/lack-of-associations-of-the-mdm4-rs4245739-polymorphism-with-risk-of-thyroid-cancer-among-iranian-azeri-patients-a-case-control-study
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Ziba Mohammad Khanlou, Nasser Pouladi, Mohammadali Hosseinpour Feizi, Negar Pedram
Background and Aim: MDM4, a negative regulator of the p53 tumor suppression pathway, has been demonstrated to be overexpressed in a variety of human cancers. Research has revealed that the rs4245739 A>C polymorphism of MDM4 in the 3′-untranslated region makes it a miR-191 target site, leading to lower MDM4 expression. This study aimed to detect if the rs4245739 single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) impacts on thyroid cancer (TC) development in Iranian-Azeri patients. Materials and Method: Blood samples were taken from 232 healthy controls and 130 TC patients of Iranian-Azeri ethnicity...
April 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
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