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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320115/reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-in-puerperium-a-prospective-study
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Gian Paolo Anzola, Renato Brighenti, Milena Cobelli, Alessia Giossi, Sara Mazzucco, Silvia Olivato, Elisa Pari, Maria Paola Piras, Alessandro Padovani, Fabrizio Rinaldi, Giulia Turri
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is characterized by severe "thunderclap" headache, with or without associated neurological symptoms and neuroimaging findings of reversible vasoconstriction of cerebral arteries. Puerperium is a recognized precipitant, but the incidence of puerperal RCVS is unknown. We conducted a prospective study to assess incidence, risk factors and clinical features of RCVS. MATERIAL AND METHOD: Nine-hundred consecutive puerperae were prospectively enrolled within three days of delivery...
April 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320091/animal-models-for-assessing-the-impact-of-natural-products-on-the-aetiology-and-metabolic-pathophysiology-of-type-2-diabetes
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REVIEW
Md Asrafuzzaman, Yingnan Cao, Rizwana Afroz, Danielle Kamato, Susan Gray, Peter J Little
Type 2 diabetes mellitus is a complex and heterogeneous disorder which in its most common manifestation arises from insulin resistance and later insulin insufficiency. Type 2 diabetes is characterised by impaired insulin sensitivity and diagnosed as hyperglycaemia. Because of its cardiovascular consequences, Type 2 diabetes represents one of the world's leading causes of mortality and morbidity. Drug discovery and development are required to produce better ways to prevent, treat and manage diabetes and its complications...
March 15, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320031/can-the-induction-of-labor-with-misoprostol-increase-maternal-blood-loss
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Paulo César Praciano Souza, Karla Santana Azevedo Damasceno, Edward Araujo Júnior, Carlos Augusto Alencar Júnior, Francisco Edson de Lucena Feitosa
Purpose To evaluate blood loss during misoprostol-induced vaginal births and during cesarean sections after attempted misoprostol induction. Methods We conducted a prospective observational study in 101 pregnant women indicated for labor induction; pre- and postpartum hemoglobin levels were measured to estimate blood loss during delivery. Labor was induced by administering 25 µg vaginal misoprostol every 6 hours (with a maximum of 6 doses). The control group included 30 patients who spontaneously entered labor, and 30 patients who underwent elective cesarean section...
February 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319868/synthesis-characterization-of-amide-substituted-dexibuprofen-derivatives-and-their-spectral-voltammetric-and-docking-investigations-for-dna-binding-interactions
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Nasima Arshad, Muhammad Zafran, Zaman Ashraf, Fouzia Perveen
Three amide derivatives - methyl-2-[2-(4-isobutylphenyl)propanamido]propanoate (Dex-2), methyl 2-[2-(4-isobutylphenyl) propanamido]-3-phenylpropanoate (Dex-3) and methyl 2-[2-(4-isobutylphenyl)-propanamido]-4-methylpentanoate (Dex-4) of dexibuprofen (Dex-1) 2-(4-isobutylphenyl)propanoic acid were synthesized and conformed for structures by physical data and spectral analysis. Further, all the compounds were studied for their binding with ds.DNA through experimental (UV-visible/and fluorescence spectroscopy, cyclic voltammetry) and theoretical (molecular docking) techniques...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319593/profiles-of-long-noncoding-rnas-in-hypertensive-rats-long-noncoding-rna-xr007793-regulates-cyclic-strain-induced-proliferation-and-migration-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Qing-Ping Yao, Zhi-Wei Xie, Kai-Xuan Wang, Ping Zhang, Yue Han, Ying-Xin Qi, Zong-Lai Jiang
BACKGROUND: Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) are being discovered in multiple diseases at a rapid pace. However, the contribution of lncRNAs to hypertension remains largely unknown. In hypertension, the vascular walls are exposed to abnormal mechanical cyclic strain, which leads to vascular remodelling. Here, we investigated the mechanobiological role of lncRNAs in hypertension. METHODS AND RESULTS: Differences in the lncRNAs and mRNAs between spontaneously hypertensive rats and Wistar-Kyoto rats were screened using a gene microarray...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319471/early-secondary-prevention-after-initially-ineffective-revascularization-treatments-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-due-to-tandem-occlusion
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Stefano Forlivesi, Elia Pancheri, Giuseppe Moretto, Paolo Bovi, Manuel Cappellari
The most effective treatment of patients with stroke due to tandem occlusion is still unclear. We report the case of a man with stroke due to tandem internal carotid artery/middle cerebral artery occlusion, who underwent initially ineffective intravenous thrombolysis (IVT) and endovascular treatment. Early anticoagulation with apixaban was started after 48 h of IVT, given a newly diagnosed nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Spontaneous partial recanalization of the cervical internal carotid artery was noted, and carotid endarterectomy was performed 72 h after IVT and 8 h after the last dose of apixaban...
March 17, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319344/mesoscale-polarization-by-geometric-frustration-in-columnar-supramolecular-crystals
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Christoph S Zehe, Joshua A Hill, Nicholas P Funnell, Klaus Kreger, Kasper P van der Zwan, Andrew L Goodwin, Hans-Werner Schmidt, Jürgen Senker
Columnar supramolecular phases with polarization along the columnar axis have potential for the development of ultrahigh-density memories as every single column might function as a memory element. By investigating structure and disorder for four columnar benzene-1,3,5-trisamides by total X-ray scattering and DFT calculations, we demonstrate that the column orientation, and thus the columnar dipole moment, is receptive to geometric frustration if the columns aggregate in a hexagonal rod packing. The frustration suppresses conventional antiferroelectric order and heightens the sensitivity towards collective intercolumnar packing effects...
March 20, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319314/progesterone-to-prevent-preterm-birth-the-studies-are-getting-better-but-there-is-still-room-for-improvement
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Carr Men Chung, Maud van Zijl, Jeffrey A Keelan, Ben Willem Mol
Spontaneous preterm birth (PTB) remains one of the pressing problems of modern obstetrics. Allen and Corner first isolated progesterone and proposed the name because of its pro-gestational activity (Allen 1930). Progesterone prolongs pregnancy via a range of actions in the myometrium, cervix and placenta which, when exploited pharmacologically, might delay or even prevent PTB. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
March 20, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319218/spontaneous-and-specific-binding-of-enterohemorrhagic-escherichia-coli-to-overoxidized-polypyrrole-coated-microspheres
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Xueling Shan, Takuya Yamauchi, Yojiro Yamamoto, Saroh Niyomdecha, Kengo Ishiki, Dung Q Le, Hiroshi Shiigi, Tsutomu Nagaoka
Specific identification of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli was achieved using microspheres coated with overoxidized polypyrrole. The microspheres are well dispersed in aqueous media, and they specifically, spontaneously, and efficiently bind E. coli O157:H7 through surface area effects. In addition, we found that light-scattering by a single microsphere depended linearly on the number of bound cells.
March 20, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319174/simultaneous-induction-of-graves-hyperthyroidism-and-graves-ophthalmopathy-by-tshr-genetic-immunization-in-balb-c-mice
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Nan Xia, Xiaozhen Ye, Xiaohao Hu, Shiyu Song, Hui Xu, Mengyuan Niu, Hongwei Wang, Jian Wang
BACKGROUND: Graves' disease is the most common form of autoimmune thyroid disorder, characterized by hyperthyroidism due to circulating autoantibodies. To address the pathological features and establish a therapeutic approach of this disease, an animal model carrying the phenotype of Graves' disease (GD) in concert with Graves' Ophthalmopathy (GO) will be very important. However, there are no ideal animal models that are currently available. The aim of the present study is to establish an animal model of GD and GO disease, and its pathological features were further characterized...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319126/effects-of-sevoflurane-and-clonidine-on-acid-base-status-and-long-term-emotional-and-cognitive-outcomes-in-spontaneously-breathing-rat-pups
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Nicole Almenrader, Paola Colucci, Valentina De Castro, Daniela Valeri, Maura Palmery, Viviana Trezza, Patrizia Campolongo
BACKGROUND: Numerous experiments in rodents suggest a causative link between exposure to general anaesthetics during brain growth spurt and poor long-lasting neurological outcomes. Many of these studies have been questioned with regard of their translational value, mainly because of extremely long anaesthesia exposure. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to assess the impact of a short sevoflurane anaesthesia, alone or combined with clonidine treatment, on respiratory function in spontaneously breathing rat pups and overall effects on long-lasting emotional and cognitive functions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319039/tunable-amplified-spontaneous-emission-in-graphene-quantum-dots-doped-cholesteric-liquid-crystals
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Mingxuan Cao, Siwei Yang, Yating Zhang, Xiaoxian Song, Yongli Che, Haiting Zhang, Yu Yu, Gu Ding, Guizhong Zhang, Jianquan Yao
Graphene quantum dots (GQDs) have received great attention owing to their unique structure and novel phenomena of optical absorption/emission. In this letter, we observed the tunable amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) in GQDs doped cholesteric liquid crystals (CLC) for the first time. The GQDs are dispersed in CLC homogeneously with the weight ratio of 0.5 wt%. Under optical excitation, a typical ASE is triggered in the system above a 1.25 mJ/cm2 threshold. In addition, the emission peak at the long wavelength edge of the photonic bandgap shifts from 662 nm to 669 nm with the change of working temperature...
March 20, 2017: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318884/udp-p2y6-receptor-signaling-regulates-ige-dependent-degranulation-in-human-basophils
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Manabu Nakano, Koichi Ito, Takeo Yuno, Nobuyuki Soma, Syun Aburakawa, Kosuke Kasai, Toshiya Nakamura, Hideki Takami
BACKGROUND: P2Y purinergic receptors (P2YR) are G protein-coupled receptors that are stimulated by extracellular nucleotides. They mediate cellular effects by regulating cAMP production, protein kinase C activation, inositol trisphosphate generation, and Ca(2+) release from intracellular stores. The P2Y6 receptor of this family is selectively stimulated by UDP, and selectively inhibited by MRS2578. In the present study, we examined the effect of UDP/P2Y6 receptor signaling on IgE-dependent degranulation in human basophils...
March 16, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318841/acquisition-of-nicotine-self-administration-in-amphetamine-and-phencyclidine-models-of-schizophrenia-a-role-for-stress
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Paul J Fletcher, Zhaoxia Li, Kathleen M Coen, Anh D Lê
Nicotine use and dependence is very high in patients with schizophrenia. One possible reason is that altered dopamine or glutamate activity in schizophrenia enhances the reinforcing effectiveness of nicotine. We used animal models to test the hypothesis that a hyperdopaminergic state (induced by repeated intermittent injections of amphetamine) or altered glutamate function (subchronic injection of phencyclidine, PCP) facilitates spontaneous acquisition of nicotine self-administration in rats. In Experiment 1 animals in an amphetamine-induced sensitized state (AISS) did not differ from saline-injected controls in their acquisition and maintenance of nicotine self-administration...
March 16, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318761/the-bone-marrow-microenvironment-home-of-the-leukemic-blasts
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REVIEW
Manar S Shafat, Bruno Gnaneswaran, Kristian M Bowles, Stuart A Rushworth
Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) is a genetically, biologically and clinically heterogeneous set of diseases, which are characterised by an increased growth of abnormal myeloid progenitor cells within the bone marrow (BM). Ex-vivo AML exhibits a high level of spontaneous apoptosis. Furthermore, relapse for patients achieving remission occurs from minimal residual disease harboured within the BM microenvironment. Taken together, these observations illustrate the importance of the BM microenvironment in sustaining AML...
March 12, 2017: Blood Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318734/effects-of-acetone-cyanohydrin-a-derivative-of-cassava-on-motor-activity-and-kidney-and-liver-function-in-wistar-rats
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E Rivadeneyra-Domínguez, C J Rosas-Jarquín, A Vázquez-Luna, R Díaz-Sobac, J F Rodríguez-Landa
INTRODUCTION: Acetone cyanohydrin (ACH) is a toxic substance present in cassava roots (Manihot esculenta Crantz) which results from enzymatic hydrolysis of linamarin. Long-term consumption is associated with 2 neurological disorders: konzo and tropical ataxic neuropathy. Previous studies have evaluated behavioural alterations linked to ACH consumption, but the toxic effects of this substance on physiological processes remain unknown. METHOD: 32 male Wistar rats were assigned to 4 experimental groups (n=8 per group): a vehicle group (0...
March 16, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318654/safety-and-efficacy-of-drug-eluting-stents-in-patients-with-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Federico Conrotto, Fabrizio D'Ascenzo, Enrico Cerrato, Antonio Fernandez Ortiz, Nieves Gonzalo, Carlos Macaya, Corrado Tamburino, Marco Barbanti, Martijn van Lavieren, Jan J Piek, Robert J Applegate, Azeem Latib, Maria Teresa Spinnler, Raffaella Marzullo, Mario Iannaccone, Marco Pavani, Gabriele Crimi, Rossella Fattori, Alessandra Chinaglia, Patrizia Presbitero, Ferdinando Varbella, Fiorenzo Gaita, Javier Escaned
AIMS: Given the different pathogenesis, use of drug eluting stent (DES) in patients with Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection SCAD may delay the healing of the dissected vessel. Aim of our study was to compare the safety and the efficacy of DES vs. bare metal stent (BMS) in a cohort of patients who underwent stenting for SCAD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Consecutive patients with SCAD between January 1995 and August 2014 were retrospectively identified in 12 centers and included...
March 9, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318268/mechanistic-insights-into-the-directed-assembly-of-hydrogel-blocks-mediated-by-polyelectrolytes-or-microgels
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Nicolas Hanauer, Pierre Luc Latreille, Xavier Banquy
In this study, we report the directed assembly of hydrogel blocks mediated by electrostatic interactions. We compared two different assembly mechanisms, one mediated by microgel particles and another mediated by direct interaction between oppositely charged blocks. The system consisted in hydrogel blocks made of an interpenetrated network of (hydroxyethyl)methacrylate-poly(ethyleneglycol)dimethacrylate (HEMA-PEGDMA) and either positively charged polyethyleneimine (PEI) or negatively charged hyaluronic acid (HA)...
March 20, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318214/preterm-labor-prevention-and-management
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Kristen Rundell, Bethany Panchal
In the United States, preterm delivery is the leading cause of neonatal morbidity and is the most common reason for hospitalization during pregnancy. The rate of preterm delivery (before 37 weeks' gestation) has been declining since 2007. Clinical diagnosis of preterm labor is made if there are regular contractions and concomitant cervical change. Less than 10% of women with a clinical diagnosis of preterm labor will deliver within seven days of initial presentation. Women with a history of spontaneous preterm delivery are 1...
March 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318191/a-fatal-clostridium-perfringens-infection-with-hemolysis-after-chemotherapy-in-an-adolescent
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Musa G Kukul, Kısmet Ciki, Eda Karadag-Oncel, Ali B Cengiz, Baris Kuskonmaz, Betul Tavil, Selman Kesici
Gas gangrene, clostridial myonecrosis, is one of the most serious infectious diseases, characterized by rapidly progressive destruction of deep soft tissues and production of gas within the tissues. We presented a case of fatal spontaneous gas gangrene due to Clostridium perfringens in a patient with acute lymphoblastic leukemia during remission induction chemotherapy phase.
April 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
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