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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806546/parental-exposure-to-bisphenol-a-and-its-analogs-influences-zebrafish-offspring-immunity
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Xing Dong, Zhen Zhang, Shunlong Meng, Chenyuan Pan, Ming Yang, Xiangyang Wu, Liuqing Yang, Hai Xu
Transgenerational effects of environmental pollutants on humans and animals are complex. Thus, we used zebrafish to evaluate the effects of parental whole-life cycle exposure to bisphenol A and its analogs (bisphenol S and F) on offspring innate immunity. At adulthood, offspring were examined with/without continued chemicals treatment until 72h post-fertilization (hpf). To measure offspring immune function, larvae at 72 hpf were expose for 24h with/without the viral mimic polyinosinic-cytidylic acid (Poly I:C) or the bacterial mimic Pam3Cys-Ser-Lys4 (PAM3CSK4)...
August 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805973/experimental-and-clinical-evidence-of-differential-effects-of-magnesium-sulfate-on-neuroprotection-and-angiogenesis-in-the-fetal-brain
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Matthieu Lecuyer, Marina Rubio, Clément Chollat, Maryline Lecointre, Sylvie Jégou, Philippe Leroux, Carine Cleren, Isabelle Leroux-Nicollet, Loic Marpeau, Denis Vivien, Stéphane Marret, Bruno J Gonzalez
Clinical studies showed beneficial effects of magnesium sulfate regarding the risk of cerebral palsy. However, regimen protocols fluctuate worldwide and risks of adverse effects impacting the vascular system have been reported for human neonates, keeping open the question of the optimal dosing. Using clinically relevant concentrations and doses of magnesium sulfate, experiments consisted of characterizing, respectively, ex vivo and in vivo, the effects of magnesium sulfate on the nervous and vascular systems of mouse neonates by targeting neuroprotection, angiogenesis, and hemodynamic factors and in measuring, in human fetuses, the impact of a 4-g neuroprotective loading dose of magnesium sulfate on brain hemodynamic parameters...
August 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805339/what-happens-in-the-pith-stays-in-the-pith-tissue-localized-defense-responses-facilitate-chemical-niche-differentiation-between-two-spatially-separated-herbivores
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Gisuk Lee, Youngsung Joo, Sang-Gyu Kim, Ian T Baldwin
Herbivore attack is known to elicit systemic defense responses that spread throughout the hostplant and influence the performance of other herbivores. While these plant-mediated indirect competitive interactions are well-described, and the co-existence of herbivores from different feeding guilds is common, the mechanisms of co-existence are poorly understood. In both field and glasshouse experiments with a native tobacco, Nicotiana attenuata, we found no evidence of negative interactions when plants were simultaneously attacked by two spatially separated herbivores: a leaf chewer Manduca sexta and a stem borer Trichobaris mucorea...
August 14, 2017: Plant Journal: for Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804554/effect-of-omiganan-on-colonic-anastomosis-healing-in-a-rat-model-of-peritonitis
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Teresa Lorenzi, Maria Michela Cappelletti Trombettoni, Roberto Ghiselli, Francesca Paolinelli, Rosaria Gesuita, Oscar Cirioni, Mauro Provinciali, Wojciech Kamysz, Elzbieta Kamysz, Cristiano Piangatelli, Mario Castellucci Md, Mario Guerrieri, Manrico Morroni
BACKGROUND: This study investigates the effects of the antimicrobial cationic peptide omiganan-alone and combined with the antibiotic imipenem-on colonic anastomosis healing in presence of intraperitoneal sepsis induced in a rodent model of cecal ligation and puncture (CLP). METHODS: Forty male Wistar rats were divided into 5 groups of 8 animals. Group 1 (control group) underwent laparotomy and cecal mobilization and the next day received left colon anastomosis...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803898/electrospun-fibrous-membranes-featuring-sustained-release-of-ibuprofen-reduce-adhesion-and-improve-neurological-function-following-lumbar-laminectomy
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Shen Liu, Guoqing Pan, Guangwang Liu, José das Neves, Sa Song, Shuai Chen, Bangjun Cheng, Zhiyong Sun, Bruno Sarmento, Wenguo Cui, Cunyi Fan
Electrospun fibrous membranes provide suitable physical anti-adhesion barriers for reducing tissue anti-adhesion following surgery. However, often during the biodegradation process, these barriers trigger inflammation and cause a foreign body reaction with subsequent decrease in anti-adhesion efficacy. Here, a facile strategy comprising the incorporation of ibuprofen (IBU) into implantable membranes and its sustained release was proposed in order to improve anti-adhesion effects and neurological outcomes, namely to prevent failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS)...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803750/motor-cortex-and-spinal-cord-neuromodulation-promote-corticospinal-tract-axonal-outgrowth-and-motor-recovery-after-cervical-contusion-spinal-cord-injury
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N Zareen, M Shinozaki, D Ryan, H Alexander, A Amer, D Truong, N Khadka, A Sarkar, S Naeem, M Bikson, J Martin
Cervical injuries are the most common form of SCI. In this study, we used a neuromodulatory approach to promote skilled movement recovery and repair of the corticospinal tract (CST) after a moderately severe C4 midline contusion in adult rats. We used bilateral epidural intermittent theta burst (iTBS) electrical stimulation of motor cortex to promote CST axonal sprouting and cathodal trans-spinal direct current stimulation (tsDCS) to enhance spinal cord activation to motor cortex stimulation after injury. We used Finite Element Method (FEM) modeling to direct tsDCS to the cervical enlargement...
August 10, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803214/self-defensive-antibiotic-loaded-layer-by-layer-coatings-imaging-of-localized-bacterial-acidification-and-ph-triggering-of-antibiotic-release
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Victoria Albright, Iryna Zhuk, Yuhao Wang, Victor Selin, Betsy van de Belt-Gritter, Henk J Busscher, Henny C van der Mei, Svetlana Sukhishvili
Self-defensive antibiotic-loaded coatings have shown promise in inhibiting growth of pathogenic bacteria adhering to biomaterial implants and devices, but direct proof that their antibacterial release is triggered by bacterially-induced acidification of the immediate environment under buffered conditions remained elusive. Here, we demonstrate that Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli adhering to such coatings generate highly localized acidification, even in buffered conditions, to activate pH-triggered, self-defensive antibiotic release...
August 9, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803186/asthma-exacerbations-and-triggers-in-children-in-tenor-impact-on-quality-of-life
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Bradley E Chipps, Tmirah Haselkorn, Karin Rosén, David R Mink, Benjamin L Trzaskoma, Allan T Luskin
BACKGROUND: Data examining associations between asthma exacerbations, triggers, and asthma-related quality of life (QOL) in children with severe/difficult-to-treat asthma are unavailable. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate real-world data on relationships between asthma exacerbations, triggers, and QOL in children using data from TENOR (The Epidemiology and Natural History of Asthma Outcomes and Treatment Regimens), a 3-year observational study of patients with severe/difficult-to-treat asthma, including those aged 6 to 12 years...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803178/treatment-of-unstable-thoracolumbar-fractures-does-fracture-level-fixation-accelerate-the-bone-healing
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Zühtü Özbek, Emre Özkara, Hasan Önner, Gültekin Baş, İpek Canan Erman, Hülya Özen, Emre Entok, Ali Arslantaş
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to investigate the effect of fusion on short segment including fractured level (SSIFL) and long segment (LS) transpedicular fixation after acute thoracolumbar junction (TLJ) burst fractures. The two-year clinical and radiological follow-up results of the two groups were also compared. METHODS: Seventy-four patients were randomized into one of two groups: SSIFL (n: 39) or LS (n: 35). The SSIFL group included one level above and one level below, including the fracture level, while the LS group included two levels above and two levels below, excluding the fracture level, for the transpedicular fixation...
August 9, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803160/differentiate-low-impedance-media-in-closed-steel-tank-using-ultrasonic-wave-tunneling
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Chunying Wang, Zhaojiang Chen, Wenwu Cao
Ultrasonic wave tunneling through seriously mismatched media, such as steel and water, is possible only when the frequency matches the resonance of the steel plate. But it is nearly impossible to realize continuous wave tunneling if the low acoustic impedance media is air because the transducer frequency cannot be made so accurate. The issue might be resolved using tone-burst signals. Using finite element simulations, we found that for air media when the cycle number is 20, the -6dB bandwidth of energy transmission increased from 0...
August 2, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802760/involvement-of-obliquus-capitis-inferior-muscle-in-dystonic-head-tremor
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A Schramm, D Huber, C Möbius, A Münchau, Z Kohl, T Bäumer
INTRODUCTION: Head tremor is a common feature in cervical dystonia (CD) and often less responsive to botulinum neurotoxin (BoNT) treatment than dystonic posturing. Ultrasound allows accurate targeting of deeper neck muscles. METHODS: In 35 CD patients with dystonic head tremor the depth and thickness of the splenius capitis (SPL), semispinalis capitis and obliquus capitis inferior muscles (OCI) were assessed using ultrasound. Ultrasound guided EMG recordings were performed from the SPL and OCI...
August 1, 2017: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802737/multi-biofunctional-polymer-graphene-composite-for-bone-tissue-regeneration-that-elutes-copper-ions-to-impart-angiogenic-osteogenic-and-bactericidal-properties
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L R Jaidev, Sachin Kumar, Kaushik Chatterjee
Despite several recent advances, poor vascularization in implanted scaffolds impedes complete regeneration for clinical success of bone tissue engineering. The present study aims to develop a multi-biofunctional nanocomposite for bone tissue regeneration using copper nanoparticle decorated reduced graphene oxide (RGO_Cu) hybrid particles in polycaprolactone (PCL) matrix (PCL/RGO_Cu). X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction confirmed the presence of copper oxides (CuO and Cu2O) on RGO. Thermogravimetric analysis showed that 11...
August 4, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802637/blood-pressure-responses-to-dietary-sodium-association-with-autonomic-cardiovascular-function-in-normotensive-adults
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Evan L Matthews, Michael S Brian, David G Edwards, Sean D Stocker, Megan M Wenner, William B Farquhar
Blood pressure responses to dietary sodium vary widely person-to-person. Salt sensitive rodent models display altered autonomic function, a trait thought to contribute to poor cardiovascular health. Thus, we hypothesized that increased salt sensitivity (SS) in normotensive humans would be associated with increased muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA), decreased high frequency heart rate variability (HF-HRV), and decreased baroreflex sensitivity. Healthy normotensive men and women completed 1week of high (300mmol·day(-1)) and 1week of low (20mmol·day(-1)) dietary sodium (random order) with 24h mean arterial pressure (MAP) assessed on the last day of each diet to assess SS...
August 6, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802256/stochastic-feeding-dynamics-arise-from-the-need-for-information-and-energy
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Monika Scholz, Aaron R Dinner, Erel Levine, David Biron
Animals regulate their food intake in response to the available level of food. Recent observations of feeding dynamics in small animals showed feeding patterns of bursts and pauses, but their function is unknown. Here, we present a data-driven decision-theoretical model of feeding in Caenorhabditis elegans Our central assumption is that food intake serves a dual purpose: to gather information about the external food level and to ingest food when the conditions are good. The model recapitulates experimentally observed feeding patterns...
August 11, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801863/pedicle-screw-fixation-in-thoracolumbar-and-lumbar-spine-assisted-by-lateral-fluoroscopic-imaging-a-study-to-evaluate-the-accuracy-of-screw-placement
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S P Mohanty, S N Bhat, M Pai Kanhangad, G S Gosal
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of pedicle screw placement, its advantages, and limitations in posterior instrumentation of thoracolumbar and lumbar burst fractures assisted only by lateral fluoroscopic imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pre- and postoperative computerized tomographic (CT) scans of 117 patients with thoracolumbar and lumbar burst fractures, who underwent posterior instrumentation with pedicle screw fixation, were prospectively analyzed...
August 11, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801107/nanoprecipitation-process-from-encapsulation-to-drug-delivery
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REVIEW
Claudia Janeth Martínez Rivas, Mohamad Tarhini, Waisudin Badri, Karim Miladi, Hélène Greige-Gerges, Qand Agha Nazari, Sergio Arturo Galindo Rodríguez, Rocío Álvarez Román, Hatem Fessi, Abdelhamid Elaissari
Drugs encapsulation is a suitable strategy in order to cope with the limitations of conventional dosage forms such as unsuitable bioavailability, stability, taste, and odor. Nanoprecipitation technique has been used in the pharmaceutical and agricultural research as clean alternative for other drug carrier formulations. This technique is based on precipitation mechanism. Polymer precipitation occurs after the addition of a non-solvent to a polymer solution in four steps mechanism: supersaturation, nucleation, growth by condensation, and growth by coagulation that leads to the formation of polymer nanoparticles or aggregates...
August 8, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801095/fabrication-of-chitosan-poly-lactic-acid-graphene-oxide-tio2-composite-nanofibrous-scaffolds-for-sustained-delivery-of-doxorubicin-and-treatment-of-lung-cancer
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Saman Samadi, Mahboubeh Moradkhani, Hoda Beheshti, Mohammad Irani, Majid Aliabadi
In this work, the synthesized graphene oxide/TiO2/doxorubicin (GO/TiO2/DOX) composites were loaded into the chitosan/poly(lactic acid) (PLA) solutions to fabricate the electrospun chitosan/PLA/GO/TiO2/DOX nanofibrous scaffolds via electrospinning process. The synthesized composites and nanofibers were characterized using X-ray powder diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) analysis. Three-factor three-level central composite design was used to determine the influence of PLA to chitosan ratio, TiO2/DOX content and GO/TiO2/DOX content on the release of DOX from nanofibrous scaffolds...
August 8, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800928/post-operative-bracing-after-pedicle-screw-fixation-for-thoracolumbar-burst-fractures-a-cost-effectiveness-study
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REVIEW
Matthew Piazza, Saurabh Sinha, Prateek Agarwal, Arka Mallela, Nikhil Nayak, James Schuster, Sherman Stein
PURPOSE: While frequently prescribed to patients following fixation for spine trauma, the utility of spinal orthoses during the post-operative period is poorly described in the literature. In this study, we calculated rates of reoperation and performed a decision analysis to determine the utility of bracing following pedicle screw fixation for thoracic and lumbar burst fractures. METHODS: Pubmed was searched for articles published between 2005 and 2015 for terms related to pedicle screw fixation of thoracolumbar fractures...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799638/ftir-characterization-and-release-of-bovine-serum-albumin-from-bioactive-glasses
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Wai-Ching Liu, Blake Ballenger, Amnah Algarni, Mariano Velez, Tien-Min G Chu
BACKGROUND: Bioactive glass has attracted substantial interest in orthopedics, but it has been less explored as a drug carrier. This study investigated the bovine serum albumin (BSA) release from bioactive 13-93B0 and 13-93B3 glasses. METHODS: Glass disks (13-93B0 and 13-93B3; n = 5) were loaded with 4 mg of BSA and coated under different chitosan-coating conditions. The amount of BSA released in phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) was evaluated, and a degradation study was performed to find out the weight loss and pH of PBS...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798729/in-silico-evolution-of-lysis-lysogeny-strategies-reproduces-observed-lysogeny-propensities-in-temperate-bacteriophages
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Vaibhhav Sinha, Akshit Goyal, Sine L Svenningsen, Szabolcs Semsey, Sandeep Krishna
Bacteriophages are the most abundant organisms on the planet and both lytic and temperate phages play key roles as shapers of ecosystems and drivers of bacterial evolution. Temperate phages can choose between (i) lysis: exploiting their bacterial hosts by producing multiple phage particles and releasing them by lysing the host cell, and (ii) lysogeny: establishing a potentially mutually beneficial relationship with the host by integrating their chromosome into the host cell's genome. Temperate phages exhibit lysogeny propensities in the curiously narrow range of 5-15%...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
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