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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435465/hypertension-cerebrovascular-impairment-and-cognitive-decline-in-aged-a%C3%AE-pp-ps1-mice
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Maximilian Wiesmann, Valerio Zerbi, Diane Jansen, Dieter Lütjohann, Andor Veltien, Arend Heerschap, Amanda J Kiliaan
Cardiovascular risk factors, especially hypertension, are also major risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD). To elucidate the underlying vascular origin of neurodegenerative processes in AD, we investigated the relation between systolic blood pressure (SBP) cerebral blood flow (CBF) and vasoreactivity with brain structure and function in a 16-18 months old double transgenic AβPPswe/PS1dE9 (AβPP/PS1) mouse model for AD. These aging AβPP/PS1 mice showed an increased SBP linked to a declined regional CBF...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432690/sucking-behaviour-in-infants-born-preterm-and-developmental-outcomes-at-primary-school-age
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Mechteld I Wolthuis-Stigter, Saakje P Da Costa, Arend F Bos, Wim P Krijnen, Cees P Van Der Schans, Margreet R Luinge
AIM: To determine the association between sucking in infants born preterm and developmental outcomes at 5 years. METHOD: Thirty-four infants were included (mean gestational age 30wks 4d, mean birthweight 1407g). The Neonatal Oral-Motor Assessment Scale was used longitudinally from 37 to 50 weeks postmenstrual age. At 5 years, we assessed motor skills, intelligence, language, verbal memory, and behavioural problems. Linear regression analyses were performed to test whether aspects of sucking behaviour predicted these developmental outcomes...
April 22, 2017: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391266/interpretation-of-the-fractional-excretion-of-sodium-in-the-absence-of-acute-kidney-injury-a-cross-sectional-study
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Michiel F Schreuder, Arend Bökenkamp, Joanna A E van Wijk
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The fractional excretion of sodium (FeNa) may be helpful in establishing the cause of acute renal failure. This study was performed to determine the influence of the glomerular filtration rate (GFR), sodium intake, and tubular function on FeNa in children without renal failure. METHODS: In this single institute cross-sectional study, 24-h-urine collections from patients (4-18 years of age, GFR >60 mL/min/1.73 m2) were used when considered reliable, and analyzed to determine sodium excretion, creatinine clearance and FeNa...
April 8, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387834/pain-extent-is-associated-with-the-emotional-and-physical-burdens-of-chronic-tension-type-headache-but-not-with-depression-or-anxiety
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María Palacios-Ceña, Marco Barbero, Deborah Falla, Filippo Ghirlanda, Lars Arend-Nielsen, César Fernández-de-Las-Peñas
Objective.:  Earlier studies suggest that pain extent, extracted from the patients' pain drawings, can help clinicians to identify people with central sensitization or worse clinical features. Our aim was to investigate possible associations between perceived pain extent and clinical pain features, burden of headache, psychological outcomes, and pressure sensitivity in people with chronic tension-type headache (CTTH). Methods.:  Ninety-nine people (27% men) with CTTH reported their pain on four different body charts representing the head and neck...
April 6, 2017: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383447/timing-of-systemic-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-colorectal-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-treated-with-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intraperitoneal-chemotherapy
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Wijntje J van Eden, Niels F Kok, Katarzyna Jóźwiak, Max L Lahaye, Geerard L Beets, Monique E van Leerdam, Henk Boot, Arend G Aalbers
BACKGROUND: Timing of systemic chemotherapy in patients with colorectal peritoneal carcinomatosis treated with cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy is controversial. Preoperative systemic chemotherapy may offer benefits. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of timing of systemic chemotherapy on survival. DESIGN: This was a retrospective cohort study. SETTINGS: The study was conducted at a tertiary referral center...
May 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378010/epigenetic-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-epithelial-ovarian-cancer-a-clinical-review
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Haller J Smith, J Michael Straughn, Donald J Buchsbaum, Rebecca C Arend
Despite a good initial response to chemotherapy, the majority of patients with epithelial ovarian cancer will eventually recur and die of their disease. The introduction of targeted therapies to traditional chemotherapy regimens has done little to improve overall survival in women with ovarian cancer. It has become increasingly apparent that the cancer epigenome contributes significantly to the pathogenesis of ovarian cancer and may play an important role in cell proliferation, metastasis, chemoresistance, and immune tolerance...
May 2017: Gynecologic Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369242/transcatheter-aortic-valve-thrombosis-the-relation-between-hypo-attenuated-leaflet-thickening-abnormal-valve-haemodynamics-and-stroke
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E Mara Vollema, William K F Kong, Spyridon Katsanos, Vasileios Kamperidis, Philippe J van Rosendael, Frank van der Kley, Arend de Weger, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
Aims: The presence of hypo-attenuated leaflet thickening (HALT) and/or reduced leaflet motion on multi-detector row computed tomography (MDCT) has been proposed as a possible marker for early transcatheter aortic valve thrombosis. However, its association with abnormal valve haemodynamics on echocardiography (another potential marker of thrombosis) and clinical outcomes (stroke) remains unclear. The present study evaluated the prevalence of HALT on MDCT and abnormal valve haemodynamics on echocardiography...
March 27, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361582/heart-score-performance-in-asian-and-caucasian-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-suspected-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Vince C de Hoog, Swee Han Lim, Ingrid Em Bank, Crystel M Gijsberts, Irwani B Ibrahim, Win Sen Kuan, Shirley Bs Ooi, Terrance Sj Chua, E Shyong Tai, Fei Gao, Gerard Pasterkamp, Hester M den Ruijter, Pieter A Doevendans, Thierry X Wildbergh, Arend Mosterd, A Mark Richards, Dominique Pv de Kleijn, Leo Timmers
BACKGROUND: The HEART score is a simple and effective tool to predict short-term major adverse cardiovascular events in patients suspected of acute coronary syndrome. Patients are assigned to three risk categories using History, ECG, Age, Risk factors and Troponin (HEART). The purpose is early rule out and discharge is considered safe for patients in the low risk category. Its performance in patients of Asian ethnicity is unknown. We evaluated the performance of the HEART score in patients of Caucasian, Chinese, Indian and Malay ethnicity...
March 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360149/notch1-mutation-tp53-alteration-and-myeloid-antigen-expression-predict-outcome-heterogeneity-in-children-with-first-relapse-of-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Jana Hof, Corinne Kox, Stefanie Groeneveld-Krentz, Obul R Bandapalli, Leonid Karawajew, Katharina Schedel, Joachim B Kunz, Cornelia Eckert, Wolf-Dieter Ludwig, Richard Ratei, Peter Rhein, Günter Henze, Martina U Muckenthaler, Andreas E Kulozik, Arend von Stackelberg, Renate Kirschner-Schwabe
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March 30, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348775/progressive-multifocal-leukoencephalopathy-and-black-fungus-in-a-patient-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-without-severe-lymphocytopenia
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Marieke J A de Regt, Jean-Luc Murk, Tilman Schneider-Hohendorf, Mike P Wattjes, Andy I M Hoepelman, Joop E Arends
INTRODUCTION: Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) is a rare demyelinating brain infection caused by JC polyomavirus (JCV), primarily seen in patients with severely compromised cellular immunity. Clinical presentation varies depending on the affected white matter. PML prognosis is variable and effective treatments are lacking. CASE PRESENTATION: A 75-year-old Chinese woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease and rheumatoid arthritis, treated with low-dose methotrexate and prednisolone for 2...
August 2016: JMM Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345785/nanog-overexpression-and-its-correlation-with-stem-cell-and-differentiation-markers-in-meningiomas-of-different-who-grades
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Diana Freitag, Aaron Lawson McLean, Michèle Simon, Arend Koch, Susanne Grube, Jan Walter, Rolf Kalff, Christian Ewald
NANOG, as a key regulator of pluripotency and acting synergistically with other factors, has been described as a crucial transcription factor in various types of cancer. In meningiomas the expression of this marker has not yet been described. With our study, we aimed to identify and localize NANOG and other possible markers of pluripotency, stem cell properties and differentiation in meningioma tissue, to elucidate a possible effect on tumorigenesis. The gene expression levels of NANOG (NANOG1 and NANOGP8), SOX2, OCT4, KLF4, ABCG2, CMYC, MSI1, CD44, NOTCH1, NES, SALL4B, TP53, and EPAS1 were quantitatively examined using RT-qPCR in 33 surgical specimens of low- (WHO grade I) as well as in high-grade (WHO grade II/III) meningiomas with dural tissue as reference...
March 27, 2017: Molecular Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341691/evaluating-collaborate-in-a-clinical-setting-analysis-of-mode-effects-on-scores-response-rates-and-costs-of-data-collection
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Paul J Barr, Rachel C Forcino, Rachel Thompson, Elissa M Ozanne, Roger Arend, Molly Ganger Castaldo, A James O'Malley, Glyn Elwyn
BACKGROUND: Shared decision-making (SDM) has become a policy priority, yet its implementation is not routinely assessed. To address this gap we tested the delivery of CollaboRATE, a 3-item patient reported experience measure of SDM, via multiple survey modes. OBJECTIVE: To assess CollaboRATE response rates and respondent characteristics across different modes of administration, impact of mode and patient characteristics on SDM performance and cost of administration per response in a real-world primary care practice...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340094/nlrp2-is-a-suppressor-of-nf-%C3%A6-b-signaling-and-hla-c-expression-in-human-trophoblasts
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Tamara Tilburgs, Torsten B Meissner, Leonardo M R Ferreira, Arend Mulder, Kiran Musunuru, Junqiang Ye, Jack L Strominger
During human pregnancy, fetal extravillous trophoblasts (EVT) play a key role in the regulation of maternal T cell and NK cell responses. EVT display a unique combination of Human Leukocyte Antigens (HLA); EVT do not express HLA-A and HLA-B, but do express HLA-C, HLA-E and HLA-G. The mechanisms establishing this unique HLA expression pattern have not been fully elucidated. The MHC class I and class II transcriptional activators NLRC5 and CIITA are expressed neither by EVT nor by the EVT model cell line JEG3, which has an MHC expression pattern identical to that of EVT...
March 7, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329061/pegylated-interferon-alfa-2b-add-on-treatment-in-hepatitis-b-virus-envelope-antigen-positive-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-treated-with-nucleos-t-ide-analogue-a-randomized-controlled-trial-pegon
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Heng Chi, Bettina E Hansen, Simin Guo, Ning Ping Zhang, Xun Qi, Liang Chen, Qing Guo, Pauline Arends, Ji-Yao Wang, Elke Verhey, Robert J de Knegt, Qing Xie, Harry L A Janssen
Background.: We studied whether 48 weeks of pegylated interferon alfa-2b (peginterferon) add-on therapy increases serological response in hepatitis B virus (HBV) envelope antigen (HBeAg)-positive patients receiving nucleos(t)ide analogue (NA) therapy, compared with continued NA monotherapy. Methods.: This randomized trial included HBeAg-positive patients with compensated liver disease who were treated with entecavir/tenofovir for >12 months and had an HBV DNA load of <2000 IU/mL...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322487/methodology-for-senior-proof-guidelines-a-practice-example-from-the-netherlands
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Barbara C van Munster, Johanna E A Portielje, Andrea B Maier, Arend J Arends, Johannes J A de Beer
RATIONALE, AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Evidence-based guidelines constitute a foundation for medical decision making. It is often unclear whether recommendations in general guidelines also apply to older people. This study aimed to develop a methodology to increase the focus on older people in the development of guidelines. METHODS: The methodology distinguishes 4 groups of older people: (1) relatively healthy older people; (2) older people with 1 additional specific (interfering) comorbid condition; (3) older people with multimorbidity; and (4) vulnerable older people...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322325/a-non-cell-autonomous-mouse-model-of-cns-haemangioblastoma-mediated-by-mutant-kras
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Leyuan Bao, Osama Al-Assar, Lesley F Drynan, Mark J Arends, Pam Tyers, Roger A Barker, Terence H Rabbitts
Haemangioblastoma is a rare malignancy of the CNS where vascular proliferation causes lesions due to endothelial propagation. We found that conditionally expressing mutant Kras, using Rag1-Cre, gave rise to CNS haemangioblastoma in the cortex and cerebellum in mice that present with highly vascular tumours with stromal cells similar to human haemangioblastomas. The aberrant haemangioblastoma endothelial cells do not express mutant Kras but rather the mutant oncogene is expressed in CNS interstitial cells, including neuronal cells and progeny...
March 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314689/dna-methylation-based-classification-and-grading-system-for-meningioma-a-multicentre-retrospective-analysis
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Felix Sahm, Daniel Schrimpf, Damian Stichel, David T W Jones, Thomas Hielscher, Sebastian Schefzyk, Konstantin Okonechnikov, Christian Koelsche, David E Reuss, David Capper, Dominik Sturm, Hans-Georg Wirsching, Anna Sophie Berghoff, Peter Baumgarten, Annekathrin Kratz, Kristin Huang, Annika K Wefers, Volker Hovestadt, Martin Sill, Hayley P Ellis, Kathreena M Kurian, Ali Fuat Okuducu, Christine Jungk, Katharina Drueschler, Matthias Schick, Melanie Bewerunge-Hudler, Christian Mawrin, Marcel Seiz-Rosenhagen, Ralf Ketter, Matthias Simon, Manfred Westphal, Katrin Lamszus, Albert Becker, Arend Koch, Jens Schittenhelm, Elisabeth J Rushing, V Peter Collins, Stefanie Brehmer, Lukas Chavez, Michael Platten, Daniel Hänggi, Andreas Unterberg, Werner Paulus, Wolfgang Wick, Stefan M Pfister, Michel Mittelbronn, Matthias Preusser, Christel Herold-Mende, Michael Weller, Andreas von Deimling
BACKGROUND: The WHO classification of brain tumours describes 15 subtypes of meningioma. Nine of these subtypes are allotted to WHO grade I, and three each to grade II and grade III. Grading is based solely on histology, with an absence of molecular markers. Although the existing classification and grading approach is of prognostic value, it harbours shortcomings such as ill-defined parameters for subtypes and grading criteria prone to arbitrary judgment. In this study, we aimed for a comprehensive characterisation of the entire molecular genetic landscape of meningioma to identify biologically and clinically relevant subgroups...
March 14, 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306514/park2-depletion-connects-energy-and-oxidative-stress-to-pi3k-akt-activation-via-pten-s-nitrosylation
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Amit Gupta, Sara Anjomani-Virmouni, Nikos Koundouros, Maria Dimitriadi, Rayman Choo-Wing, Adamo Valle, Yuxiang Zheng, Yu-Hsin Chiu, Sameer Agnihotri, Gelareh Zadeh, John M Asara, Dimitrios Anastasiou, Mark J Arends, Lewis C Cantley, George Poulogiannis
PARK2 is a gene implicated in disease states with opposing responses in cell fate determination, yet its contribution in pro-survival signaling is largely unknown. Here we show that PARK2 is altered in over a third of all human cancers, and its depletion results in enhanced phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase/Akt (PI3K/Akt) activation and increased vulnerability to PI3K/Akt/mTOR inhibitors. PARK2 depletion contributes to AMPK-mediated activation of endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), enhanced levels of reactive oxygen species, and a concomitant increase in oxidized nitric oxide levels, thereby promoting the inhibition of PTEN by S-nitrosylation and ubiquitination...
March 16, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304242/cardiovascular-efficacy-and-safety-of-bococizumab-in-high-risk-patients
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Paul M Ridker, James Revkin, Pierre Amarenco, Robert Brunell, Madelyn Curto, Fernando Civeira, Marcus Flather, Robert J Glynn, Jean Gregoire, J Wouter Jukema, Yuri Karpov, John J P Kastelein, Wolfgang Koenig, Alberto Lorenzatti, Pravin Manga, Urszula Masiukiewicz, Michael Miller, Arend Mosterd, Jan Murin, Jose C Nicolau, Steven Nissen, Piotr Ponikowski, Raul D Santos, Pamela F Schwartz, Handrean Soran, Harvey White, R Scott Wright, Michal Vrablik, Carla Yunis, Charles L Shear, Jean-Claude Tardif
Background Bococizumab is a humanized monoclonal antibody that inhibits proprotein convertase subtilisin-kexin type 9 (PCSK9) and reduces levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol. We sought to evaluate the efficacy of bococizumab in patients at high cardiovascular risk. Methods In two parallel, multinational trials with different entry criteria for LDL cholesterol levels, we randomly assigned the 27,438 patients in the combined trials to receive bococizumab (at a dose of 150 mg) subcutaneously every 2 weeks or placebo...
April 20, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302079/near-infrared-spectroscopy-as-a-predictor-of-clinical-deterioration-a-case-report-of-two-infants-with-duct-dependent-congenital-heart-disease
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Mirthe J Mebius, Gideon J du Marchie Sarvaas, Diana W Wolthuis, Beatrijs Bartelds, Martin C J Kneyber, Arend F Bos, Elisabeth M W Kooi
BACKGROUND: Some infants with congenital heart disease are at risk of in-hospital cardiac arrest. To better foresee cardiac arrest in infants with congenital heart disease, it might be useful to continuously assess end-organ perfusion. Near-infrared spectroscopy is a non-invasive method to continuously assess multisite regional tissue oxygen saturation. CASE PRESENTATION: We report on two infants with duct-dependent congenital heart disease who demonstrated a gradual change in cerebral and/or renal tissue oxygen saturation before cardiopulmonary resuscitation was required...
March 16, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
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