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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821746/neural-circuitry-governing-anxious-individuals-mis-allocation-of-working-memory-to-threat
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Daniel M Stout, Alexander J Shackman, Walker S Pedersen, Tara A Miskovich, Christine L Larson
Dispositional anxiety is a trait-like phenotype that confers increased risk for a range of debilitating neuropsychiatric disorders. Like many patients with anxiety disorders, individuals with elevated levels of dispositional anxiety are prone to intrusive and distressing thoughts in the absence of immediate threat. Recent electrophysiological research suggests that these symptoms are rooted in the mis-allocation of working memory (WM) resources to threat-related information. Here, functional MRI was used to identify the network of brain regions that support WM for faces and to quantify the allocation of neural resources to threat-related distracters in 81 young adults...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821665/molecular-and-functional-properties-of-regional-astrocytes-in-the-adult-brain
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Lydie Morel, Ming Sum R Chiang, Haruki Higashimori, Temitope Shoneye, Lakshmanan K Iyer, Julia Yelick, Albert Tai, Yongjie Yang
The molecular signature and functional properties of astroglial subtypes in the adult central nervous system (CNS) remain largely undefined. By employing translational ribosome affinity purification (TRAP) followed by RNA-seq, we profiled astroglial ribosome-associated (presumably translating) mRNAs in major cortical and subcortical brain regions (cortex, hippocampus, caudate putamen, nucleus accumbens, thalamus, and hypothalamus) of BAC aldh1l1-TRAP mice (both sexes). We found that the expression of astroglial translating mRNAs closely follows the dorsoventral axis especially from cortex/hippocampus to thalamus/hypothalamus posteriorly...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821591/specifying-cell-fate-in-roots-requires-coordinative-lineage-instruction-and-positional-reprogramming
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Qiaozhi Yu, Pengxue Li, Nengsong Liang, Hong Wang, Meizhi Xu, Shuang Wu
Tissue organization and pattern formation within a multicellular organism relies on coordinated cell division and cell fate determination. In animals cell fates are mainly determined by a cell lineage dependent mechanism, whereas in plants positional information is thought to be the primary determinant of cell fates (Scheres, 2001; Kidner et al., 2000; Kim et al., 2005; Scheres et al., 2002). However, our understanding of cell fate regulation in plants mostly relies on the histological and anatomical studies on Arabidopsis roots which contain a single layer of each cell type in non-vascular tissues (Scheres et al...
August 18, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820983/a-sensitive-method-for-the-separation-and-quantification-of-low-level-adenine-nucleotides-using-porous-graphitic-carbon-based-liquid-chromatography-and-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Sonia Bustamante, Robert B Gilchrist, Dulama Richani
A liquid chromatography coupled to heated electrospray ionization/tandem mass spectrometry (LC-HESI-MS/MS) method was developed for the simultaneous quantitative analysis of low nanomolar level adenine nucleotides AMP, ADP, ATP, cyclic AMP (cAMP), and the nucleoside adenosine. For analyte retention and separation, reverse phase chromatography using porous graphitic carbon (PGC) was employed as it provided full resolution. The erratic chromatographic behaviour characteristic of PGC, including deterioration of analyte resolution and increased peak tailing (leading to decreased sensitivity), was mitigated by incorporating acidic equilibration within runs using a quaternary gradient...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819590/minimally-invasive-total-hip-replacement-in-an-ipsilateral-post-traumatic-above-knee-amputation-a-case-report
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Sanjeev Patnaik, Biswaranjan Nayak, Akshaya Kumar Sahoo, Nabin Kumar Sahu
INTRODUCTION: Total hip replacement (THR) is a highly successful operation in alleviating pain and improving the overall function of the hip, in end-stage arthritis of the hip, in otherwise fit patients. However, THR as a surgical option in post-traumatic hip arthritis with ipsilateral above-knee amputation is rarely reported. CASE REPORT: We are presenting a case report of a 30-year-old male, who had previously underwent an above-knee amputation due to road-traffic accident, presenting 24 h after the injury with segmental fracture femur and popliteal artery laceration, for which the limb could not be salvaged...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819481/misplaced-subclavian-central-venous-catheter
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Negussie Alula Bekele, Worknehe Agegnehu Abebe, Jemal Zeberga Shifa
Percutaneous Central Venous Catheter (CVC) insertion using internal jugular and Subclavian veins routes is common procedure for all intensive care admitted patients and some patients in the ward as demand arises in central and referral hospitals of Botswana. This is a case report of a patient on whom a third attempt of re-inserting a CVC for fluid and total parenteral nutrition (TPN) was made. X-ray showed that left Subclavian inserted catheter was mis-directed to internal jugular vein of the same side creating discomfort to the patient...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815078/surgical-anatomy-of-the-omental-bursa-and-the-stomach-based-on-a-minimally-invasive-approach-different-approaches-and-technical-steps-to-resection-and-lymphadenectomy
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Hylke J F Brenkman, Nicole I van der Wielen, Jelle P Ruurda, Maarten S van Leeuwen, Joris J G Scheepers, Donald L van der Peet, Richard van Hillegersberg, Ronald L A W Bleys, Miguel A Cuesta
BACKGROUND: It is imperative for surgeons to have a proper knowledge of the omental bursa in order to perform an adequate dissection during minimally invasive surgery (MIS) of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This study aimed to describe (1) the various approaches which can be used to enter the bursa and to perform a complete lymphadenectomy, (2) the boundaries and anatomical landmarks of the omental bursa as seen during MIS, and (3) whether a bursectomy should be performed for oncological reasons in upper GI cancer...
July 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809021/genetic-manipulation-of-the-avian-urogenital-system-using-in-ovo-electroporation
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Claire E Hirst, Olivier Serralbo, Katie L Ayers, Kelly N Roeszler, Craig A Smith
One of the advantages of the avian embryo as an experimental model is its in ovo development and hence accessibility for genetic manipulation. Electroporation has been used extensively in the past to study gene function in chicken and quail embryos . Readily accessible tissues such as the neural tube, somites, and limb bud, in particular, have been targeted. However, more inaccessible tissues, such as the embryonic urogenital system , have proven more challenging to study. Here, we describe the use of in ovo electroporation of TOL2 vectors or RCASBP avian viral vectors for the rapid functional analysis of genes involved in avian sex determination and urogenital development ...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808855/incidence-of-myocardial-infarction-and-stroke-in-acromegaly-patients-results-from-the-german-acromegaly-registry
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Christof Schöfl, David Petroff, Anke Tönjes, Martin Grussendorf, Michael Droste, Günter Stalla, Cornelia Jaursch-Hancke, Sylvère Störmann, Jochen Schopohl
PURPOSE: Acromegaly is a rare disease generally brought about by a benign tumour in the pituitary and characterized by growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) excess. Increased mortality has been related to cardiovascular events that could be linked to these hormones and patients suffer from high rates of diabetes and hypertension. In this study, we examine if the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke differ from that of the general population. METHODS: Data from the German Acromegaly Registry in seven specialized endocrine centres were analysed (n = 479, 56% female, 46 years old at diagnosis, 5549 person-years from diagnosis)...
August 14, 2017: Pituitary
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808336/linear-and-non-linear-responses-of-vegetation-and-soils-to-glacial-interglacial-climate-change-in-a-mediterranean-refuge
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Jens Holtvoeth, Hendrik Vogel, Verushka Valsecchi, Katja Lindhorst, Stefan Schouten, Bernd Wagner, George A Wolff
The impact of past global climate change on local terrestrial ecosystems and their vegetation and soil organic matter (OM) pools is often non-linear and poorly constrained. To address this, we investigated the response of a temperate habitat influenced by global climate change in a key glacial refuge, Lake Ohrid (Albania, Macedonia). We applied independent geochemical and palynological proxies to a sedimentary archive from the lake over the penultimate glacial-interglacial transition (MIS 6-5) and the following interglacial (MIS 5e-c), targeting lake surface temperature as an indicator of regional climatic development and the supply of pollen and biomarkers from the vegetation and soil OM pools to determine local habitat response...
August 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807029/development-of-a-new-rasch-based-scoring-algorithm-for-the-national-eye-institute-visual-functioning-questionnaire-to-improve-its-interpretability
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Jennifer Petrillo, Neil M Bressler, Ecosse Lamoureux, Alberto Ferreira, Stefan Cano
BACKGROUND: The NEI VFQ-25 has undergone psychometric evaluation in patients with varying ocular conditions and the general population. However, important limitations which may affect the interpretation of clinical trial results have been previously identified, such as concerns with reliability and validity. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the National Eye Institute Visual Functioning Questionnaire (NEI VFQ-25) and make recommendations for a revised scoring structure, with a view to improving its psychometric performance and interpretability...
August 14, 2017: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803840/development-and-validation-of-risk-equations-for-complications-of-type-2-diabetes-recode-using-individual-participant-data-from-randomised-trials
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Sanjay Basu, Jeremy B Sussman, Seth A Berkowitz, Rodney A Hayward, John S Yudkin
BACKGROUND: In view of substantial mis-estimation of risks of diabetes complications using existing equations, we sought to develop updated Risk Equations for Complications Of type 2 Diabetes (RECODe). METHODS: To develop and validate these risk equations, we used data from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes study (ACCORD, n=9635; 2001-09) and validated the equations for microvascular events using data from the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study (DPPOS, n=1018; 1996-2001), and for cardiovascular events using data from the Action for Health in Diabetes (Look AHEAD, n=4760; 2001-12)...
August 10, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803171/open-versus-minimally-invasive-surgery-for-extraforaminal-lumbar-disk-herniation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Oluwaseun O Akinduro, Panagiotis Kerezoudis, Mohammed Ali Alvi, Jangwon Yoon, Jamachi Eluchie, Hasan M Murad, Zhen Wang, Selby G Chen, Mohamad Bydon
INTRODUCTION: Extraforaminal disk herniation (EDH) accounts for 3-11% of all disk herniations. Despite the heterogeneity of spinal procedures, there is a paucity of literature comparing the outcomes from different surgical approaches. METHODS: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of available literature on EDHs. We compared patients undergoing open surgery (OS) with those undergoing minimally invasive surgery (MIS) approaches, including tubular microscopic, percutaneous endoscopic, and micro-endoscopic...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792662/comparing-oncologic-outcomes-after-minimally-invasive-and-open-surgery-for-pediatric-neuroblastoma-and-wilms-tumor
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Brian Ezekian, Brian R Englum, Brian C Gulack, Kristy L Rialon, Jina Kim, Lindsay J Talbot, Obinna O Adibe, Jonathan C Routh, Elisabeth T Tracy, Henry E Rice
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has been widely adopted for common operations in pediatric surgery; however, its role in childhood tumors is limited by concerns about oncologic outcomes. We compared open and MIS approaches for pediatric neuroblastoma and Wilms tumor (WT) using a national database. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base from 2010 to 2012 was queried for cases of neuroblastoma and WT in children ≤21 years old. Children were classified as receiving open or MIS surgery for definitive resection, with clinical outcomes compared using a propensity matching methodology (two open:one MIS)...
August 9, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791574/heterotopic-purkinje-cells-a-comparative-postmortem-study-of-essential-tremor-and-spinocerebellar-ataxias-1-2-3-and-6
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Elan D Louis, Sheng-Han Kuo, William J Tate, Geoffrey C Kelly, Jesus Gutierrez, Etty P Cortes, Jean-Paul G Vonsattel, Phyllis L Faust
Essential tremor (ET) is among the most common neurological diseases. Postmortem studies have noted a series of pathological changes in the ET cerebellum. Heterotopic Purkinje cells (PCs) are those whose cell body is mis-localized in the molecular layer. In neurodegenerative settings, these are viewed as a marker of the progression of neuronal degeneration. We (1) quantify heterotopias in ET cases vs. controls, (2) compare ET cases to other cerebellar degenerative conditions (spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) 1, 2, 3, and 6), (3) compare these SCAs to one another, and (4) assess heterotopia within the context of associated PC loss in each disease...
August 8, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783726/proteins-evolve-on-the-edge-of-supramolecular-self-assembly
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Hector Garcia-Seisdedos, Charly Empereur-Mot, Nadav Elad, Emmanuel D Levy
The self-association of proteins into symmetric complexes is ubiquitous in all kingdoms of life. Symmetric complexes possess unique geometric and functional properties, but their internal symmetry can pose a risk. In sickle-cell disease, the symmetry of haemoglobin exacerbates the effect of a mutation, triggering assembly into harmful fibrils. Here we examine the universality of this mechanism and its relation to protein structure geometry. We introduced point mutations solely designed to increase surface hydrophobicity among 12 distinct symmetric complexes from Escherichia coli...
August 2, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782603/randomized-clinical-trial-of-epidural-compared-to-conventional-analgesia-after-minimally-invasive-colorectal-surgery
#17
Mark H Hanna, Mehraneh D Jafari, Fariba Jafari, Michael J Phelan, Joseph Rinehart, Coral Sun, Joseph C Carmichael, Steven D Mills, Michael J Stamos, Alessio Pigazzi
OBJECTIVE: The effectiveness of thoracic epidural analgesia (EA) versus conventional intravenous analgesia (IV) after minimally invasive surgery (MIS) is still unproven. We designed a randomized controlled trial comparing EA versus IV after MIS colorectal surgery. METHODS: A total of 87 patients who underwent MIS colorectal procedures at a single institution between 2011 and 2014 were enrolled. 8 patients were excluded and 38 were randomized to EA and 41 to IV. Pain was assessed with the visual analogue scale (VAS) and quality of life with the Overall Benefit of Analgesia Score (OBAS) daily until discharge...
August 3, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779875/paths-from-dna-damage-and-signaling-to-genome-rearrangements-via-homologous-recombination
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REVIEW
Jac A Nickoloff
DNA damage is a constant threat to genome integrity. DNA repair and damage signaling networks play a central role maintaining genome stability, suppressing tumorigenesis, and determining tumor response to common cancer chemotherapeutic agents and radiotherapy. DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) are critical lesions induced by ionizing radiation and when replication forks encounter damage. DSBs can result in mutations and large-scale genome rearrangements reflecting mis-repair by non-homologous end joining or homologous recombination...
July 24, 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777704/noninvasive-identification-of-renal-hypoxia-in-experimental-myocardial-infarctions-of-different-sizes-by-using-bold-mr-imaging-in-a-mouse-model
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Di Chang, Yuan-Cheng Wang, Ting-Ting Xu, Xin-Gui Peng, Yu Cai, Lin Wang, Ying-Ying Bai, Shenghong Ju
Purpose To test the feasibility of using blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to measure alterations in renal oxygenation in a mouse model with experimental myocardial infarctions (MIs) of different sizes. Materials and Methods The study was approved by the local animal ethics committee. One hundred eighty-nine male C57BL/6 J mice were randomly subjected to MI surgery (with different locations of left anterior descending coronary artery occlusion) or sham surgery, defined as the exposure of the heart but no ligation...
August 4, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774748/investigation-on-different-chemical-stability-of-mitochondrial-hsp60-and-its-precursor
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Caterina Ricci, Rita Carrotta, Giacoma Cinzia Rappa, Maria Rosalia Mangione, Fabio Librizzi, Pier Luigi San Biagio, Heinz Amenitsch, Maria Grazia Ortore, Silvia Vilasi
In the large class of molecules that maintain protein homeostasis, called molecular chaperones, chaperonins constitute a subclass that specifically assist the correct folding of newly synthesized proteins. Among them, Hsp60 is composed of a double heptameric ring structure with a large central cavity where the unfolded protein binds via hydrophobic interactions and is supported, in this function, by the co-chaperonin Hsp10. Hsp60 is typically located in the mitochondria, but in some pathological situations, such as cancers and chronic inflammatory diseases, Hsp60 accumulates in the cytoplasm...
July 26, 2017: Biophysical Chemistry
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