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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437803/prevalence-of-helicobacter-pylori-infection-among-blood-donors-in-saxony-anhalt-germany-a-region-at-intermediate-risk-for-gastric-cancer
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Caspar Franck, Armin Hoffmann, Alexander Link, Christian Schulz, Kerstin Wuttig, Elke Becker, Marcell Heim, Marino Venerito, Peter Malfertheiner
Background In the federal state of Saxony-Anhalt, gastric cancer (GC) incidence ranks among the highest in Germany. Helicobacter pylori prevalence is a surrogate marker for GC risk in a given population. In 2010 we reported an H. pylori seroprevalence of 44.4 % in patients at the emergency ward of the University Hospital of Magdeburg, the capital of Saxony-Anhalt. Our aim is to update these findings in a cohort of healthy blood donors from the same region. Materials and methods The sera of 516 consecutive blood donors (40...
April 24, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437528/automated-staging-of-age-related-macular-degeneration-using-optical-coherence-tomography
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Freerk G Venhuizen, Bram van Ginneken, Freekje van Asten, Mark J J P van Grinsven, Sascha Fauser, Carel B Hoyng, Thomas Theelen, Clara I Sánchez
Purpose: To evaluate a machine learning algorithm that automatically grades age-related macular degeneration (AMD) severity stages from optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans. Methods: A total of 3265 OCT scans from 1016 patients with either no signs of AMD or with signs of early, intermediate, or advanced AMD were randomly selected from a large European multicenter database. A machine learning system was developed to automatically grade unseen OCT scans into different AMD severity stages without requiring retinal layer segmentation...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437454/age-associated-increase-of-the-active-zone-protein-bruchpilot-within-the-honeybee-mushroom-body
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Katrin B Gehring, Karin Heufelder, Harald Depner, Isabella Kersting, Stephan J Sigrist, Dorothea Eisenhardt
In honeybees, age-associated structural modifications can be observed in the mushroom bodies. Prominent examples are the synaptic complexes (microglomeruli, MG) in the mushroom body calyces, which were shown to alter their size and density with age. It is not known whether the amount of intracellular synaptic proteins in the MG is altered as well. The presynaptic protein Bruchpilot (BRP) is localized at active zones and is involved in regulating the probability of neurotransmitter release in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437320/development-of-a-claims-based-frailty-indicator-anchored-to-a-well-established-frailty-phenotype
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Jodi B Segal, Hsien-Yen Chang, Yu Du, Jeremy D Walston, Michelle C Carlson, Ravi Varadhan
BACKGROUND: Fried and colleagues described a frailty phenotype measured in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS). This phenotype is manifest when ≥3 of the following are present: low grip strength, low energy, slowed waking speed, low physical activity, or unintentional weight loss. We sought to approximate frailty phenotype using only administrative claims data to enable frailty to be assessed without physical performance measures. STUDY DESIGN: We used the CHS cohort data linked to participants Medicare claims...
April 21, 2017: Medical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436987/genomic-consequences-of-aberrant-dna-repair-mechanisms-stratify-ovarian-cancer-histotypes
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Yi Kan Wang, Ali Bashashati, Michael S Anglesio, Dawn R Cochrane, Diljot S Grewal, Gavin Ha, Andrew McPherson, Hugo M Horlings, Janine Senz, Leah M Prentice, Anthony N Karnezis, Daniel Lai, Mohamed R Aniba, Allen W Zhang, Karey Shumansky, Celia Siu, Adrian Wan, Melissa K McConechy, Hector Li-Chang, Alicia Tone, Diane Provencher, Manon de Ladurantaye, Hubert Fleury, Aikou Okamoto, Satoshi Yanagida, Nozomu Yanaihara, Misato Saito, Andrew J Mungall, Richard Moore, Marco A Marra, C Blake Gilks, Anne-Marie Mes-Masson, Jessica N McAlpine, Samuel Aparicio, David G Huntsman, Sohrab P Shah
We studied the whole-genome point mutation and structural variation patterns of 133 tumors (59 high-grade serous (HGSC), 35 clear cell (CCOC), 29 endometrioid (ENOC), and 10 adult granulosa cell (GCT)) as a substrate for class discovery in ovarian cancer. Ab initio clustering of integrated point mutation and structural variation signatures identified seven subgroups both between and within histotypes. Prevalence of foldback inversions identified a prognostically significant HGSC group associated with inferior survival...
April 24, 2017: Nature Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436958/local-clearance-of-senescent-cells-attenuates-the-development-of-post-traumatic-osteoarthritis-and-creates-a-pro-regenerative-environment
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Ok Hee Jeon, Chaekyu Kim, Remi-Martin Laberge, Marco Demaria, Sona Rathod, Alain P Vasserot, Jae Wook Chung, Do Hun Kim, Yan Poon, Nathaniel David, Darren J Baker, Jan M van Deursen, Judith Campisi, Jennifer H Elisseeff
Senescent cells (SnCs) accumulate in many vertebrate tissues with age and contribute to age-related pathologies, presumably through their secretion of factors contributing to the senescence-associated secretory phenotype (SASP). Removal of SnCs delays several pathologies and increases healthy lifespan. Aging and trauma are risk factors for the development of osteoarthritis (OA), a chronic disease characterized by degeneration of articular cartilage leading to pain and physical disability. Senescent chondrocytes are found in cartilage tissue isolated from patients undergoing joint replacement surgery, yet their role in disease pathogenesis is unknown...
April 24, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436752/quantitative-mr-imaging-of-intra-orbital-structures-tissue-specific-measurements-and-age-dependency-compared-to-extra-orbital-structures-using-multispectral-quantitative-mr-imaging
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Memi Watanabe, Karen Buch, Akifumi Fujita, Hernán Jara, Muhammad Mustafa Qureshi, Osamu Sakai
The orbit can be affected by unique pathologic conditions and often requires MRI evaluation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the age-related changes in multiple intra-orbital structures using quantitative MRI (qMRI). Thirty-eight subjects (20 males, 18 females; ages 0.5-87 years) underwent MRI with a mixed turbo spin echo sequence. T1 and T2 measurements were obtained within ROI in 6 intra-orbital structures (medial and lateral rectus muscles, medial and lateral retrobulbar fat, lacrimal gland, and optic nerve), and compared with those of corresponding extra-orbital structures (masseter muscle, subcutaneous cheek fat, buccal fat, parotid gland, and frontal white matter)...
April 24, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436392/the-dna-damage-response-in-neurons-die-by-apoptosis-or-survive-in-a-senescence-like-state
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Edward Fielder, Thomas von Zglinicki, Diana Jurk
Neurons are exposed to high levels of DNA damage from both physiological and pathological sources. Neurons are post-mitotic and their loss cannot be easily recovered from; to cope with DNA damage a complex pathway called the DNA damage response (DDR) has evolved. This recognizes the damage, and through kinases such as ataxia-telangiectasia mutated (ATM) recruits and activates downstream factors that mediate either apoptosis or survival. This choice between these opposing outcomes integrates many inputs primarily through a number of key cross-road proteins, including ATM, p53, and p21...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436312/evaluation-of-the-controlled-grip-force-exertion-tasks-associated-with-age-gender-handedness-and-target-force-level
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Kyeong-Hee Choi, Dae-Min Kim, Sung-Yong Lee, Jun-Hyub Lee, Yong-Ku Kong
INTRODUCTION: Force control of the hand is essential factor for operating tools and moving object. Therefore, a method for quantifying hand functionality more accurately and objectively is very important. METHODS: The present study included 60 healthy participants (30 elderly and 30 young adults) to evaluate the effects of age, gender and target force levels on tracking performance. Tracking performance was quantified by measuring the difference between target force levels and exerted force...
April 24, 2017: International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics: JOSE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436087/a-deeper-look-at-torpedo-maculopathy
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REVIEW
Casey Hamm, Diana Shechtman, Sherrol Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Torpedo maculopathy is a rare, congenital maculopathy classically diagnosed funduscopically as a 'torpedo-shaped' lesion located temporal to the fovea. This case describes a torpedo maculopathy with non-classic optical coherence tomographic (OCT) findings and collaborative OCT angiographic (OCTA) findings. CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old Caucasian woman presented with a history of longstanding distortion and paracentral scotoma of the right eye. She had a positive family history of age-related macular degeneration...
April 23, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436006/good-cop-better-cop-evaluation-of-a-geriatrics-training-program-for-police
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Rebecca T Brown, Cyrus Ahalt, Josette Rivera, Irena Stijacic Cenzer, Angela Wilhelm, Brie A Williams
OBJECTIVES: To develop, implement, and evaluate a training program in aging-related health for police officers. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. SETTING: Crisis intervention training program for police officers in San Francisco. PARTICIPANTS: Police officers attending one of five 2-hour trainings (N = 143). INTERVENTION: A lecture on aging-related health conditions pertinent to police work followed by three experiential trainings on how it feels to be "old...
April 24, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435933/the-c677t-variant-in-mthfr-modulates-associations-between-brain-integrity-mood-and-cognitive-functioning-in-old-age
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Florence F Roussotte, Xue Hua, Katherine L Narr, Gary W Small, Paul M Thompson
INTRODUCTION: The C677T functional variant in the methylene-tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) gene leads to reduced enzymatic activity and elevated blood levels of homocysteine. Hyperhomocysteinemia has been linked with higher rates of cardiovascular diseases, cognitive decline, and late-life depression. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Here, 3D magnetic resonance imaging data was analyzed from 738 individuals (age: 75.5 ± 6.8 years; 438 men/300 women) including 173 Alzheimer's patients, 359 subjects with mild cognitive impairment, and 206 healthy older adults, scanned as part of the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI)...
April 2017: Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435906/low-back-pain-in-older-adults-risk-factors-management-options-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Arnold Yl Wong, Jaro Karppinen, Dino Samartzis
Low back pain (LBP) is one of the major disabling health conditions among older adults aged 60 years or older. While most causes of LBP among older adults are non-specific and self-limiting, seniors are prone to develop certain LBP pathologies and/or chronic LBP given their age-related physical and psychosocial changes. Unfortunately, no review has previously summarized/discussed various factors that may affect the effective LBP management among older adults. Accordingly, the objectives of the current narrative review were to comprehensively summarize common causes and risk factors (modifiable and non-modifiable) of developing severe/chronic LBP in older adults, to highlight specific issues in assessing and treating seniors with LBP, and to discuss future research directions...
2017: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435840/microbial-flora-probiotics-bacillus-subtilis-and-the-search-for-a-long-and-healthy-human-longevity
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COMMENT
Facundo Rodriguez Ayala, Carlos Bauman, Sebastián Cogliati, Cecilia Leñini, Marco Bartolini, Roberto Grau
Probiotics are live microorganisms that have beneficial effects on host health, including extended lifespan, when they are administered or present in adequate quantities. However, the mechanisms by which probiotics stimulate host longevity remain unclear and very poorly understood. In a recent study (Nat. Commun. 8, 14332 (2017) doi: 10.1038/ncomms14332), we used the spore-forming probiotic bacterium Bacillus subtilis and the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans to study the mechanism by which a probiotic bacterium affects host longevity...
March 16, 2017: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435839/the-frequency-of-yeast-psi-prion-formation-is-increased-during-chronological-ageing
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Shaun H Speldewinde, Chris M Grant
Ageing involves a time-dependent decline in a variety of intracellular mechanisms and is associated with cellular senescence. This can be exacerbated by prion diseases which can occur in a sporadic manner, predominantly during the later stages of life. Prions are infectious, self-templating proteins responsible for several neurodegenerative diseases in mammals and several prion-forming proteins have been found in yeast. We show here that the frequency of formation of the yeast [PSI(+) ] prion, which is the altered form of the Sup35 translation termination factor, is increased during chronological ageing...
March 27, 2017: Microbial Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435327/effect-of-menopause-on-hormonal-receptors-in-ampullae-of-the-fallopian-tube-with-a-special-reference-to-the-p53-signature
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Rie Urabe, Toru Hachisuga, Taeko Ueda, Toshinori Kawagoe, Tomoko Kurita, Seiji Kagami, Masanori Hisaoka, Yoshihisa Fujino
OBJECTIVES: Age-related changes in the expression of hormonal receptors have not been well examined in the fallopian tube (FT). We herein report the effect of menopause on the hormone receptors in ampullae of the FTs (AFTs), in comparison with cortical inclusion cysts (CICs) of the ovary. METHODS: A total of 84 AFTs and 16 fimbriae of FTs, which were obtained from 26 premenopausal and 58 postmenopausal women; and 27 postmenopausal CICs were immunohistochemically studied for the expression of p53, Ki-67, estrogen receptor-alpha (ER-α), and progesterone receptor A (PRA)...
2017: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435235/age-based-model-for-metacarpophalangeal-joint-proprioception-in-elderly
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Mike D Rinderknecht, Olivier Lambercy, Vanessa Raible, Joachim Liepert, Roger Gassert
Neurological injuries such as stroke can lead to proprioceptive impairment. For an informed diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment planning, it is essential to be able to distinguish between healthy performance and deficits following the neurological injury. Since there is some evidence that proprioception declines with age and stroke occurs predominantly in the elderly population, it is important to create a healthy reference model in this specific age group. However, most studies investigate age effects by comparing young and elderly subjects and do not provide a model within a target age range...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435212/testing-the-clinical-value-of-multifocal-electroretinography-and-microperimetry-and-the-effects-of-intravitreal-therapy-with-ranibizumab-on-macular-function-in-the-course-of-wet-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-1-year-prospective-study
#18
Mihaela Reinsberg, Ralf-Dieter Hilgers, Inger Lüdeke, Khaled Nassar, Swaantje Grisanti, Salvatore Grisanti, Julia Lüke, Matthias Lüke
PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical value of multifocal electroretinography (mfERG) and microperimetry and the effects of intravitreal therapy with ranibizumab (Lucentis(®)) on macular function in the course of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a prospective single-arm interventional cohort study with 20 nAMD patients older than 50 years. Examinations were scheduled monthly for 1 year during intravitreal therapy with ranibizumab...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435069/age-related-increase-in-wnt-inhibitor-causes-a-senescence-like-phenotype-in-human-cardiac-stem-cells
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Tamami Nakamura, Tohru Hosoyamaa, Junichi Murakami, Makoto Samura, Koji Ueno, Hiroshi Kurazumi, Ryo Suzuki, Akihito Mikamo, Kimikazu Hamano
Aging of cardiac stem/progenitor cells (CSCs) impairs heart regeneration and leads to unsatisfactory outcomes of cell-based therapies. As the precise mechanisms underlying CSC aging remain unclear, the use of therapeutic strategies for elderly patients with heart failure is severely delayed. In this study, we used human cardiosphere-derived cells (CDCs), a subtype of CSC found in the postnatal heart, to identify secreted factor(s) associated with CSC aging. Human CDCs were isolated from heart failure patients of various ages (2-83 years old)...
April 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435054/experience-with-a-subretinal-cell-based-therapy-in-patients-with-geographic-atrophy-secondary-to-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Allen C Ho, Tom S Chang, Michael Samuel, Paul Williamson, Robert F Willenbucher, Terri Malone
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and tolerability of and clinical response to a single, subretinal dose of human umbilical tissue-derived cells (palucorcel [CNTO-2476]) in the eyes of adults aged ≥50 years with bilateral geographic atrophy (GA) secondary to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). DESIGN: Phase 1/2a, multicenter, open-label, dose-escalation, fellow-eye-controlled study. METHODS: In the phase 1 portion, eyes were assigned to receive a single, subretinal dose of palucorcel (ranging from 6...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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