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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239946/a-voxel-based-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study-in-unipolar-and-bipolar-depression
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Jonathan Repple, Susanne Meinert, Dominik Grotegerd, Harald Kugel, Ronny Redlich, Katharina Dohm, Dario Zaremba, Nils Opel, Christian Buerger, Katharina Förster, Theresa Nick, Volker Arolt, Walter Heindel, Michael Deppe, Udo Dannlowski
OBJECTIVE: The absence of neurobiological diagnostic markers of bipolar disorder (BD) leads to its frequent misdiagnosis as unipolar depression (UD). We investigated if changes in fractional anisotropy (FA) could help to differentiate BD from UD in the state of depression. METHODS: Using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) we employed a voxel-based analysis approach to examine fractional anisotropy (FA) in 86 patients experiencing an acute major depressive episode according to DSM-IV (N=39 BD, mean age 39...
February 27, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239898/early-signal-of-diverted-use-of-tropicamide-eye-drops-in-france
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Camille Ponté, Christian Pi, Aurore Palmaro, Emilie Jouanjus, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre
BACKGROUND: Tropicamide is a mydriatic drug used as eye-drops for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. From 2013, a diverted use by intravenous route has been suspected in Eastern Europe in opioids users. To recent date, no signal of a misuse has been identified in France. PURPOSE: To investigate an early signal of a diverted use of tropicamide eye drops and to collect information regarding motives of misusing and tropicamide-induced effects. METHODS: Information was obtained at 1/ regional level (Midi-Pyrénées area): reimbursement data and pharmacists' reports on suspicious requests, 2/ national level: reimbursement data and prescriptions suggesting possible abuse from the OSIAP (Ordonnances Suspectes, Indicateur d'Abus Possible) survey and 3/ international level: VigiBase® reports and Web sources...
February 27, 2017: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239727/twist-it-the-acid-dependent-isomerization-of-homoleptic-carbenic-iridium-iii-complexes
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Jaroslaw G Osiak, Tobias Setzer, Peter G Jones, Christian Lennartz, Andreas Dreuw, Wolfgang Kowalsky, Hans-Hermann Johannes
The first successful meridional to facial isomerization of homoleptic carbenic iridium(iii) complexes is presented. The Brønsted-acid-mediated procedure allows the conversion of large amounts of material and additionally provides an in situ purification because of precipitation of the target material during the reaction. The pronounced acid-dependency of the reaction yield observed for tris(N-phenyl,N-methyl-benzimidazol-2-yl)iridium(iii) and tris(N-phenyl,N-benzyl-benzimidazol-2-yl)iridium(iii) was investigated by labelling experiments and quantum chemical calculations...
February 27, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239617/analytic-optimization-of-near-field-optical-chirality-enhancement
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Christian Kramer, Martin Schäferling, Thomas Weiss, Harald Giessen, Tobias Brixner
We present an analytic derivation for the enhancement of local optical chirality in the near field of plasmonic nanostructures by tuning the far-field polarization of external light. We illustrate the results by means of simulations with an achiral and a chiral nanostructure assembly and demonstrate that local optical chirality is significantly enhanced with respect to circular polarization in free space. The optimal external far-field polarizations are different from both circular and linear. Symmetry properties of the nanostructure can be exploited to determine whether the optimal far-field polarization is circular...
February 15, 2017: ACS Photonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239555/toxoplasmic-encephalitis-on-positron-emission-tomography
#5
Christian Rojas Moreno
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239461/tissue-microrna-profiles-as-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarkers-in-patients-with-resectable-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-and-periampullary-cancers
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Dan Calatayud, Christian Dehlendorff, Mogens K Boisen, Jane Preuss Hasselby, Nicolai Aagaard Schultz, Jens Werner, Heike Immervoll, Anders Molven, Carsten Palnæs Hansen, Julia S Johansen
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to validate previously described diagnostic and prognostic microRNA expression profiles in tissue samples from patients with pancreatic cancer and other periampullary cancers. METHODS: Expression of 46 selected microRNAs was studied in formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue from patients with resected pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (n = 165), ampullary cancer (n=59), duodenal cancer (n = 6), distal common bile duct cancer (n = 21), and gastric cancer (n = 20); chronic pancreatitis (n = 39); and normal pancreas (n = 35)...
2017: Biomarker Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239409/iroa-international-register-of-open-abdomen-preliminary-results
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Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Marco Ceresoli, Fausto Catena, Rao Ivatury, Michael Sugrue, Massimo Sartelli, Paola Fugazzola, Davide Corbella, Francesco Salvetti, Ionut Negoi, Monica Zese, Savino Occhionorelli, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Sergei Shlyapnikov, Christian Galatioto, Massimo Chiarugi, Zaza Demetrashvili, Daniele Dondossola, Yovcho Yovtchev, Orestis Ioannidis, Giuseppe Novelli, Mirco Nacoti, Desmond Khor, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades, Torsten Kaussen, Asri Che Jusoh, Wagih Ghannam, Boris Sakakushev, Ohad Guetta, Agron Dogjani, Stefano Costa, Sandeep Singh, Dimitrios Damaskos, Arda Isik, Kuo-Ching Yuan, Francesco Trotta, Stefano Rausei, Aleix Martinez-Perez, Giovanni Bellanova, Vinicius Cordeiro Fonseca, Fernando Hernández, Athanasios Marinis, Wellington Fernandes, Martha Quiodettis, Miklosh Bala, Andras Vereczkei, Rafael L Curado, Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Bruno M Pereira, Mahir Gachabayov, Guillermo Perez Chagerben, Miguel Leon Arellano, Sefa Ozyazici, Gianluca Costa, Tugan Tezcaner, Luca Ansaloni
BACKGROUND: No definitive data about open abdomen (OA) epidemiology and outcomes exist. The World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) promoted the International Register of Open Abdomen (IROA). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study including patients with an OA treatment. Data were recorded on a web platform (Clinical Registers®) through a dedicated website: www.clinicalregisters.org. RESULTS: Four hundred two patients enrolled...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239241/the-role-of-temporal-call-structure-in-species-recognition-of-male-allobates-talamancae-cope-1875-anura-dendrobatidae
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Dennis Kollarits, Christian Wappl, Max Ringler
Acoustic species recognition in anurans depends on spectral and temporal characteristics of the advertisement call. The recognition space of a species is shaped by the likelihood of heterospecific acoustic interference. The dendrobatid frogs Allobates talamancae (Cope, 1875) and Silverstoneia flotator (Dunn, 1931) occur syntopically in south-west Costa Rica. A previous study showed that these two species avoid acoustic interference by spectral stratification. In this study, the role of the temporal call structure in the advertisement call of A...
January 30, 2017: Herpetozoa (Wien)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238998/factors-associated-with-contraceptive-use-among-women-of-reproductive-age-in-rural-districts-of-burkina-faso
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Joseph K Wulifan, Jacob Mazalale, Albrecht Jahn, Hervé Hien, Patrick Christian Ilboudo, Nicolas Meda, Paul Jacob Robyn, Saidou Hamadou, Ousmane Haidara, Manuela De Allegri
Given the current low contraceptive use and corresponding high levels of unwanted pregnancies leading to induced abortions and poor maternal health outcomes among rural populations, a detailed understanding of the factors that limit contraceptive use is essential. Our study investigated household and health facility factors that influence contraceptive use decisions among rural women in rural Burkina Faso. We collected data on fertile non-pregnant women in 24 rural districts in 2014. Of 8,657 women, 1,098 used a modern contraceptive...
2017: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238939/unitary-circular-code-motifs-in-genomes-of-eukaryotes
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Karim El Soufi, Christian J Michel
A set X of 20 trinucleotides was identified in genes of bacteria, eukaryotes, plasmids and viruses, which has in average the highest occurrence in reading frame compared to its two shifted frames (Michel, 2015; Arquès and Michel, 1996). This set X has an interesting mathematical property as X is a circular code (Arquès and Michel, 1996). Thus, the motifs from this circular code X, called X motifs, have the property to always retrieve, synchronize and maintain the reading frame in genes. The origin of this circular code X in genes is an open problem since its discovery in 1996...
February 23, 2017: Bio Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238855/mkp-1-negatively-regulates-lps-mediated-il-1%C3%AE-production-through-p38-activation-and-hif-1%C3%AE-expression
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Harvinder Talwar, Christian Bauerfeld, Mohamad Bouhamdan, Pershang Farshi, Yusen Liu, Lobelia Samavati
Interleukin 1 beta (IL-1β) is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that plays a major role in inflammatory diseases as well as cancer. The inflammatory response after Toll-like receptor (TLR) 4 activation is tightly regulated through phosphorylation of MAP kinases, including p38 and JNK pathways. The activation of MAP kinases is negatively regulated by MAPK phosphatases (MKPs). MKP-1 preferentially dephosphorylates p38 and JNK. IL-1β is regulated through the activation of MAPK, including p38 as well as several transcription factors...
February 23, 2017: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238806/rat-acute-gvhd-is-th1-driven-and-characterized-by-predominant-donor-cd4-t-cell-infiltration-of-skin-and-gut
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Margherita Boieri, Pranali Shah, Dasaradha Jalapothu, Olena Zaitseva, Lutz Walter, Bent Rolstad, Christian Naper, Ralf Dressel, Marit Inngjerdingen
Acute graft-versus-host disease (aGvHD) remains a significant hurdle to successful treatment of many hematological disorders. The disease is caused by infiltration of allo-activated donor T cells primarily into the gastrointestinal tract and skin. While cytotoxic T cells mediate direct cellular damage, T helper (Th) cells differentially secrete immunoregulatory cytokines. Acute GvHD is thought to be primarily initiated by Th1 cells but a consensus is still lacking regarding the role of Th2 and Th17 cells. The aim of this study was to determine the contribution of distinct T cell subsets to aGvHD in the rat...
February 23, 2017: Experimental Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238683/endothelial-notch1-activity-facilitates-metastasis
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Elfriede Wieland, Juan Rodriguez-Vita, Sven S Liebler, Carolin Mogler, Iris Moll, Stefanie E Herberich, Elisa Espinet, Esther Herpel, Amitai Menuchin, Jenny Chang-Claude, Michael Hoffmeister, Christoffer Gebhardt, Hermann Brenner, Andreas Trumpp, Christian W Siebel, Markus Hecker, Jochen Utikal, David Sprinzak, Andreas Fischer
Endothelial cells (ECs) provide angiocrine factors orchestrating tumor progression. Here, we show that activated Notch1 receptors (N1ICD) are frequently observed in ECs of human carcinomas and melanoma, and in ECs of the pre-metastatic niche in mice. EC N1ICD expression in melanoma correlated with shorter progression-free survival. Sustained N1ICD activity induced EC senescence, expression of chemokines and the adhesion molecule VCAM1. This promoted neutrophil infiltration, tumor cell (TC) adhesion to the endothelium, intravasation, lung colonization, and postsurgical metastasis...
February 12, 2017: Cancer Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238550/diverse-non-genetic-allele-specific-expression-effects-shape-genetic-architecture-at-the-cellular-level-in-the-mammalian-brain
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Wei-Chao Huang, Elliott Ferris, Tong Cheng, Cornelia Stacher Hörndli, Kelly Gleason, Carol Tamminga, Janice D Wagner, Kenneth M Boucher, Jan L Christian, Christopher Gregg
Interactions between genetic and epigenetic effects shape brain function, behavior, and the risk for mental illness. Random X inactivation and genomic imprinting are epigenetic allelic effects that are well known to influence genetic architecture and disease risk. Less is known about the nature, prevalence, and conservation of other potential epigenetic allelic effects in vivo in the mouse and primate brain. Here we devise genomics, in situ hybridization, and mouse genetics strategies to uncover diverse allelic effects in the brain that are not caused by imprinting or genetic variation...
February 18, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238546/regulation-of-thalamic-and-cortical-network-synchrony-by-scn8a
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Christopher D Makinson, Brian S Tanaka, Jordan M Sorokin, Jennifer C Wong, Catherine A Christian, Alan L Goldin, Andrew Escayg, John R Huguenard
Voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) mutations cause severe epilepsies marked by intermittent, pathological hypersynchronous brain states. Here we present two mechanisms that help to explain how mutations in one VGSC gene, Scn8a, contribute to two distinct seizure phenotypes: (1) hypoexcitation of cortical circuits leading to convulsive seizure resistance, and (2) hyperexcitation of thalamocortical circuits leading to non-convulsive absence epilepsy. We found that loss of Scn8a leads to altered RT cell intrinsic excitability and a failure in recurrent RT synaptic inhibition...
February 18, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238482/effect-of-weight-loss-on-puberty-onset-in-overweight-children
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Thomas Reinehr, Christina Bosse, Nina Lass, Juliane Rothermel, Caroline Knop, Christian Ludwig Roth
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of weight changes on the onset of puberty in overweight children. STUDY DESIGN: We evaluated the timing of puberty onset in 160 prepubertal overweight children (aged 11.2 ± 1.0 years) depending on the changes of their weight status in a 1-year lifestyle intervention. We determined body mass index (BMI), pubertal stage, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone, insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1, insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3, insulin resistance index homeostatic model assessment, and serum gonadotropins at baseline and 1 year later...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238429/long-term-leaching-from-recycled-concrete-aggregates-applied-as-sub-base-material-in-road-construction
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Christian J Engelsen, Hans A van der Sloot, Gordana Petkovic
In the present study, the metal leaching from recycled concrete aggregates (RCA) used in road sub-base is presented after >10years of exposure. The released levels of inorganic constituents, the effect of small variation of pH and the use of de-icing salt during winter season were studied. In addition, speciation modelling for the major elements has been provided. The pH varied from 7.5 to 8.5 for the sub-base constructed with RCA whereas the pH of around 8 was obtained for the test section not affected by the traffic and de-icing salts...
February 23, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238382/frequency-of-papillary-tubal-hyperplasia-pth-salpingoliths-and-transition-from-adenoma-to-borderline-ovarian-tumors-bot-a-systematic-analysis-of-74-bot-with-different-histologic-types
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Lars-Christian Horn, Karolin Angermann, Bettina Hentschel, Jens Einenkel, Anne Kathrin Höhn
Borderline ovarian tumors (BOT) arise from cystadenomas and represent a transition step within the development of low-grade ovarian carcinomas (Type I tumors). That pathway mirrors the adenoma-to-carcinoma sequence known for colorectal cancer. It has been suggested that papillary tubal hyperplasia (PTH) and salpingoliths may be associated with the development of BOT. To evaluate the frequency of the presence of benign cystadenoma and its transition to BOT in a given patient as well as the presence of PTH and salpingoliths we re-valuated in 74 consecutive cases of BOT with different histologic types...
February 6, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238378/behavior-of-non-regulated-disinfection-by-products-in-water-following-multiple-chlorination-points-during-treatment
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Alain Marcoux, Geneviève Pelletier, Christelle Legay, Christian Bouchard, Manuel J Rodriguez
In this study, the behavior of regulated (trihalomethanes-THMs, haloacetic acids-HAAs) and non-regulated (haloacetonitriles-HANs, haloketones-HKs, chloropicrin-CPK) disinfection by-products (DBPs) was investigated during treatment and distribution in a municipal drinking water system that adds chlorine at multiple points within the water treatment plant (WTP). Three to eight locations in the WTP and four locations in the distribution network were sampled weekly for DBP measurements during the warmest period of the year...
February 18, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238352/reliable-mite-specific-ige-testing-in-nasal-secretions-by-means-of-allergen-microarray
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Margot Berings, Stefania Arasi, Natalie De Ruyck, Serena Perna, Yvonne Resch, Christian Lupinek, Kuan-Wei Chen, Susanne Vrtala, Giovanni Battista Pajno, Claus Bachert, Bart N Lambrecht, Melissa Dullaers, Rudolf Valenta, Paolo Maria Matricardi, Philippe Gevaert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 18, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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