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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324943/overcoming-spatio-temporal-limitations-using-dynamically-scaled-in-vitro-pc-mri-a-flow-field-comparison-to-true-scale-computer-simulations-of-idealized-stented-and-patient-specific-left-main-bifurcations
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Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan
The majority of patients with angina or heart failure have coronary artery disease. Left main bifurcations are particularly susceptible to pathological narrowing. Flow is a major factor of atheroma development, but limitations in imaging technology such as spatio-temporal resolution, signal-to-noise ratio (SNRv), and imaging artefacts prevent in vivo investigations. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling is a common numerical approach to study flow, but it requires a cautious and rigorous application for meaningful results...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302553/stark-regional-and-sex-differences-in-the-prevalence-and-awareness-of-hypertension-an-h3africa-awi-gen-study-across-6-sites-in-sub-saharan-africa
#2
F Xavier Gómez-Olivé, Stuart A Ali, Felix Made, Catherine Kyobutungi, Engelbert Nonterah, Lisa Micklesfield, Marianne Alberts, Romuald Boua, Scott Hazelhurst, Cornelius Debpuur, Felistas Mashinya, Sekgothe Dikotope, Hermann Sorgho, Ian Cook, Stella Muthuri, Cassandra Soo, Freedom Mukomana, Godfred Agongo, Christopher Wandabwa, Sulaimon Afolabi, Abraham Oduro, Halidou Tinto, Ryan G Wagner, Tilahun Haregu, Alisha Wade, Kathleen Kahn, Shane A Norris, Nigel J Crowther, Stephen Tollman, Osman Sankoh, Michèle Ramsay
BACKGROUND: There is a high prevalence of hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, yet few large studies exploring hypertension in Africa are available. The actual burden of disease is poorly understood and awareness and treatment to control it is often suboptimal. OBJECTIVES: The study sought to report the prevalence of measured hypertension and to assess awareness and control of blood pressure among older adults in rural and urban settings in 6 sites located in West, East, and Southern Africa...
March 13, 2017: Global Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297040/repair-of-total-tractional-retinal-detachment-in-norrie-disease-report-of-technique-and-successful-surgical-outcome
#3
Bozho Todorich, Aristomenis Thanos, Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Antonio Capone
Norrie disease is a rare, but devastating cause of pediatric retinal detachment, universally portending a poor visual prognosis. This paper describes successful surgical management of an infant with total retinal detachment associated with Norrie disease mutation. The infant was a full-term white male who presented with bilateral total funnel retinal detachments (RDs). He underwent genetic testing, which demonstrated single-point mutation 133 G>A transition in exon 2 of the NDP gene. The retinal detachment was managed with translimbal iridectomy, lensectomy, capsulectomy, and vitrectomy...
March 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295451/ccl20-neutralisation-by-a-monoclonal-antibody-in-healthy-subjects-selectively-inhibits-recruitment-of-ccr6-cells-in-an-experimental-suction-blister
#4
Gerben Bouma, Stefano Zamuner, Kirsty Hicks, Andrew Want, João Oliveira, Arpita Choudhury, Sara Brett, Darren Robertson, Leigh Felton, Virginia Norris, Disala Fernando, Michael Herdman, Ruth Tarzi
AIMS: GSK3050002, a humanized IgG1κ antibody with high binding affinity to human CCL20, was administered in a first-in-human study to evaluate safety, pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD). An experimental skin suction blister model was employed to assess target engagement and the ability of the compound to inhibit recruitment of inflammatory CCR6 expressing cells. METHODS: This study was a randomized, double-blind (sponsor open), placebo-controlled, single-centre, single ascending intravenous dose escalation trial in 48 healthy male volunteers...
March 11, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281281/hemodialysis-disparities-in-african-americans-the-deeply-integrated-concept-of-race-in-the-social-fabric-of-our-society
#5
REVIEW
Keith C Norris, Sandra F Williams, Connie M Rhee, Susanne B Nicholas, Csaba P Kovesdy, Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, L Ebony Boulware
End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is one of the starkest examples of racial/ethnic disparities in health. Racial/ethnic minorities are 1.5 to nearly 4 times more likely than their non-Hispanic White counterparts to require renal replacement therapy (RRT), with African Americans suffering from the highest rates of ESRD. Despite improvements over the last 25 years, substantial racial differences are persistent in dialysis quality measures such as RRT modality options, dialysis adequacy, anemia, mineral and bone disease, vascular access, and pre-ESRD care...
March 9, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271846/non-communicable-disease-syndemics-poverty-depression-and-diabetes-among-low-income-populations
#6
REVIEW
Emily Mendenhall, Brandon A Kohrt, Shane A Norris, David Ndetei, Dorairaj Prabhakaran
The co-occurrence of health burdens in transitioning populations, particularly in specific socioeconomic and cultural contexts, calls for conceptual frameworks to improve understanding of risk factors, so as to better design and implement prevention and intervention programmes to address comorbidities. The concept of a syndemic, developed by medical anthropologists, provides such a framework for preventing and treating comorbidities. The term syndemic refers to synergistic health problems that affect the health of a population within the context of persistent social and economic inequalities...
March 4, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270590/inhibition-of-mapk-erk-pathway-in%C3%A2-vivo-attenuates-aortic-valve-disease-processes-in-emilin1-deficient-mouse-model
#7
Charu Munjal, Anil G Jegga, Amy M Opoka, Ivan Stoilov, Russell A Norris, Craig J Thomas, J Michael Smith, Robert P Mecham, Giorgio M Bressan, Robert B Hinton
Aortic valve disease (AVD) is a common condition with a progressive natural history, and presently, there are no pharmacologic treatment strategies. Elastic fiber fragmentation (EFF) is a hallmark of AVD, and increasing evidence implicates developmental elastic fiber assembly defects. Emilin1 is a glycoprotein necessary for elastic fiber assembly that is present in both developing and mature human and mouse aortic valves. The Emilin1-deficient mouse (Emilin1(-/-) ) is a model of latent AVD, characterized by activated TGFβ/MEK/p-Erk signaling and upregulated elastase activity...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263850/laser-capture-micro-dissection-combined-with-next-generation-sequencing-analysis-of-cell-type-specific-deafness-gene-expression-in-the-mouse-cochlea
#8
Shin-Ya Nishio, Yutaka Takumi, Shin-Ichi Usami
Cochlear implantation (CI), which directly stimulates the cochlear nerves, is the most effective and widely used medical intervention for patients with severe to profound sensorineural hearing loss. The etiology of the hearing loss is speculated to have a major influence of CI outcomes, particularly in cases resulting from mutations in genes preferentially expressed in the spiral ganglion region. To elucidate precise gene expression levels in each part of the cochlea, we performed laser-capture micro dissection in combination with next-generation sequencing analysis and determined the expression levels of all known deafness-associated genes in the organ of Corti, spiral ganglion, lateral wall, and spiral limbs...
March 3, 2017: Hearing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249640/maternal-use-of-dietary-supplements-during-pregnancy-is-not-associated-with-coeliac-disease-in-the-offspring-the-environmental-determinants-of-diabetes-in-the-young-teddy-study
#9
Jimin Yang, Roy N Tamura, Carin A Aronsson, Ulla M Uusitalo, Åke Lernmark, Marian Rewers, William A Hagopian, Jin-Xiong She, Jorma Toppari, Anette G Ziegler, Beena Akolkar, Jeffrey P Krischer, Jill M Norris, Suvi M Virtanen, Daniel Agardh
Perinatal exposure to nutrients and dietary components may affect the risk for coeliac disease (CD). We investigated the association between maternal use of vitamin D, n-3 fatty acids (FA) and Fe supplements during pregnancy and risk for CD autoimmunity (CDA) and CD in the offspring. Children at increased genetic risk were prospectively followed from birth in The Environmental Determinants of Diabetes in the Young (TEDDY) study. CDA was defined as having persistently positive tissue transglutaminase autoantibodies (tTGA)...
March 2, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242605/depletion-of-coagulation-factor-xii-ameliorates-brain-pathology-and-cognitive-impairment-in-alzheimer-s-disease-mice
#10
Zu-Lin Chen, Alexey S Revenko, Pradeep Singh, A Robert MacLeod, Erin H Norris, Sidney Strickland
Vascular abnormalities and inflammation are found in many Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients, but whether these changes play a causative role in AD is not clear. The factor XII-initiated contact system can trigger both vascular pathology and inflammation and is activated in AD patients and AD mice. We have investigated the role of the contact system in AD pathogenesis. Cleavage of high molecular weight kininogen (HK), a marker for the inflammatory arm of the contact system, is increased in a mouse model of AD, and this cleavage is temporally correlated with the onset of brain inflammation...
February 27, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237313/peripheral-administration-of-the-soluble-tnf-inhibitor-xpro1595-modifies-brain-immune-cell-profiles-decreases-beta-amyloid-plaque-load-and-rescues-impaired-long-term-potentiation-in-5xfad-mice
#11
Kathryn P MacPherson, Pradoldej Sompol, George T Kannarkat, Jianjun Chang, Lindsey Sniffen, Mary E Wildner, Christopher M Norris, Malú G Tansey
Clinical and animal model studies have implicated inflammation and peripheral immune cell responses in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Peripheral immune cells including T cells circulate in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of healthy adults and are found in the brains of AD patients and AD rodent models. Blocking entry of peripheral macrophages into the CNS was reported to increase amyloid burden in an AD mouse model. To assess inflammation in the 5xFAD (Tg) mouse model, we first quantified central and immune cell profiles in the deep cervical lymph nodes and spleen...
February 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237084/identification-and-profiling-of-specialized-pro-resolving-mediators-in-human-tears-by-lipid-mediator-metabolomics
#12
Justin T English, Paul C Norris, Robin R Hodges, Darlene A Dartt, Charles N Serhan
Specialized pro-resolving mediators (SPM), e.g. Resolvin D1, Protectin D1, Lipoxin A₄, and Resolvin E1 have each shown to be active in ocular models reducing inflammation. In general, SPMs have specific agonist functions that stimulate resolution of infection and inflammation in animal disease models. The presence and quantity of SPM in human emotional tears is of interest. Here, utilizing a targeted LC-MS-MS metabololipidomics based approach we document the identification of pro-inflammatory (Prostaglandins and Leukotriene B₄) and pro-resolving lipid mediators (D-series Resolvins, Protectin D1, and Lipoxin A₄) in human emotional tears from 12 healthy individuals...
February 2017: Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes, and Essential Fatty Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226721/overcoming-spatio-temporal-limitations-using-dynamically-scaled-in-vitro-pc-mri-a-flow-field-comparison-to-true-scale-computer-simulations-of-idealized-stented-and-patient-specific-left-main-bifurcations
#13
Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan, Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan, Stuart Norris, Brett Cowan, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Kathleen Gilbert, Mark Webster, Alistair Young, Susann Beier, John Cater, John Ormiston
The majority of patients with angina or heart failure have coronary artery disease. Left main bifurcations are particularly susceptible to pathological narrowing. Flow is a major factor of atheroma development, but limitations in imaging technology such as spatio-temporal resolution, signal-to-noise ratio (SNRv), and imaging artefacts prevent in vivo investigations. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling is a common numerical approach to study flow, but it requires a cautious and rigorous application for meaningful results...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212410/a-high-throughput-genetic-screen-identifies-previously-uncharacterized-borrelia-burgdorferi-genes-important-for-resistance-against-reactive-oxygen-and-nitrogen-species
#14
Meghan E Ramsey, Jenny A Hyde, Diana N Medina-Perez, Tao Lin, Lihui Gao, Maureen E Lundt, Xin Li, Steven J Norris, Jon T Skare, Linden T Hu
Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease in humans, is exposed to reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS and RNS) in both the tick vector and vertebrate reservoir hosts. B. burgdorferi contains a limited repertoire of canonical oxidative stress response genes, suggesting that novel gene functions may be important for protection of B. burgdorferi against ROS or RNS exposure. Here, we use transposon insertion sequencing (Tn-seq) to conduct an unbiased search for genes involved in resistance to nitric oxide, hydrogen peroxide, and tertiary-butyl hydroperoxide in vitro...
February 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201698/transition-of-care-from-pre-dialysis-prelude-to-renal-replacement-therapy-the-blueprints-of-emerging-research-in-advanced-chronic-kidney-disease
#15
Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, Csaba P Kovesdy, Elani Streja, Connie M Rhee, Melissa Soohoo, Joline L T Chen, Miklos Z Molnar, Yoshitsugu Obi, Daniel Gillen, Danh V Nguyen, Keith C Norris, John J Sim, Steve S Jacobsen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 11, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199925/minimum-number-of-days-required-for-a-reliable-estimate-of-daily-step-count-and-energy-expenditure-in-people-with-ms-who-walk-unaided
#16
Michelle Norris, Ross Anderson, Robert W Motl, Sara Hayes, Susan Coote
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the minimum number of days needed to reliably estimate daily step count and energy expenditure (EE), in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) who walked unaided. METHODS: Seven days of activity monitor data were collected for 26 participants with MS (age=44.5±11.9years; time since diagnosis=6.5±6.2years; Patient Determined Disease Steps=≤3). Mean daily step count and mean daily EE (kcal) were calculated for all combinations of days (127 combinations), and compared to the respective 7-day mean daily step count or mean daily EE using intra-class correlations (ICC), the Generalizability Theory and Bland-Altman...
February 8, 2017: Gait & Posture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196555/dohad-at-the-intersection-of-maternal-immune-activation-and-maternal-metabolic-stress-a-scoping-review
#17
J A Goldstein, S A Norris, D M Aronoff
The prenatal environment is now recognized as a key driver of non-communicable disease risk later in life. Within the developmental origins of health and disease (DOHaD) paradigm, studies are increasingly identifying links between maternal morbidity during pregnancy and disease later in life for offspring. Nutrient restriction, metabolic disorders during gestation, such as diabetes or obesity, and maternal immune activation provoked by infection have been linked to adverse health outcomes for offspring later in life...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194662/mmtv-pymt-and-derived-met-1-mouse-mammary-tumor-cells-as-models-for-studying-the-role-of-the-androgen-receptor-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-progression
#18
Jessica L Christenson, Kiel T Butterfield, Nicole S Spoelstra, John D Norris, Jatinder S Josan, Julie A Pollock, Donald P McDonnell, Benita S Katzenellenbogen, John A Katzenellenbogen, Jennifer K Richer
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) has a faster rate of metastasis compared to other breast cancer subtypes, and no effective targeted therapies are currently FDA-approved. Recent data indicate that the androgen receptor (AR) promotes tumor survival and may serve as a potential therapeutic target in TNBC. Studies of AR in disease progression and the systemic effects of anti-androgens have been hindered by the lack of an AR-positive (AR+) immunocompetent preclinical model. In this study, we identified the transgenic MMTV-PyMT (mouse mammary tumor virus-polyoma middle tumor-antigen) mouse mammary gland carcinoma model of breast cancer and Met-1 cells derived from this model as tools to study the role of AR in breast cancer progression...
February 13, 2017: Hormones & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193829/soluble-cd83-inhibits-t-cell-activation-by-binding-to-the-tlr4-md-2-complex-on-cd14-monocytes
#19
Joe M Horvatinovich, Elizabeth W Grogan, Marcus Norris, Alexander Steinkasserer, Henrique Lemos, Andrew L Mellor, Irina Y Tcherepanova, Charles A Nicolette, Mark A DeBenedette
The transmembrane protein CD83, expressed on APCs, B cells, and T cells, can be expressed as a soluble form generated by alternative splice variants and/or by shedding. Soluble CD83 (sCD83) was shown to be involved in negatively regulating the immune response. sCD83 inhibits T cell proliferation in vitro, supports allograft survival in vivo, prevents corneal transplant rejection, and attenuates the progression and severity of autoimmune diseases and experimental colitis. Although sCD83 binds to human PBMCs, the specific molecules that bind sCD83 have not been identified...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188747/high-incidence-of-celiac-disease-in-a-long-term-study-of-adolescents-with-susceptibility-genotypes
#20
Edwin Liu, Fran Dong, Anna E Barón, Iman Taki, Jill M Norris, Brigitte I Frohnert, Edward J Hoffenberg, Marian Rewers
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Little is known about the incidence of celiac disease in the general population of children in the United States. We aimed to estimate the cumulative incidence of celiac disease in adolescents born in the Denver metropolitan area. METHODS: We collected data on HLA-DR, DQ genotypes of 31,766 infants, born from 1993 through 2004 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver, from the Diabetes Autoimmunity Study in the Young. Subjects with susceptibility genotypes for celiac disease and type 1 diabetes were followed for up to 20 years for development of tissue transglutaminase autoantibodies (tTGA)...
February 7, 2017: Gastroenterology
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