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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728206/-subaxial-cervical-spine-injuries-treatment-recommendations-of-the-german-orthopedic-and-trauma-society
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Philipp Schleicher, Matti Scholz, Frank Kandziora, Andreas Badke, Florian Hans Brakopp, Helmut Klaus Friedrich Ekkerlein, Erol Gercek, Rene Hartensuer, Philipp Hartung, Jan-Sven Gilbert Jarvers, Philipp Kobbe, Stefan Matschke, Robert Morrison, Christian W Müller, Miguel Pishnamaz, Maximilian Reinhold, Klaus John Schnake, Gregor Schmeiser, Gregor Stein, Bernhard Ullrich, Thomas Weiß, Volker Zimmermann
In a consensus process during four sessions in 2016, the working group "lower cervical spine" of the German Society for Orthopedic and Trauma Surgery (DGOU), formulated "Therapeutic Recommendations for the Lower Cervical Spine", taking into consideration the current literature. Therapeutic goals are a permanently stable, painless cervical spine and the protection against secondary neurologic damage while retaining the greatest possible amount of motion and spinal profile. Due to its ease of use and its proven good reliability, the AOSpine classification for subaxial cervical injuries should be used...
July 20, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727550/isar-imaging-of-high-speed-maneuvering-target-using-gapped-stepped-frequency-waveform-and-compressive-sensing
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Min-Seok Kang, Seung-Jae Lee, Seong-Hyeon Lee, Kyung-Tae Kim
In the case of a stepped-frequency waveform (SFW) inverse synthetic aperture radar (ISAR) system, the translational motion (TM) of a target can be usually divided into two parts: 1) target motion within a pulse repetition interval (PRI), called the inter-pulse translational motion (IPTM) and 2) target motion between bursts, called the inter-burst translational motion (IBTM). The former induces severe blurring in the ISAR images as well as range-compressed data (i.e., range profile), and the latter also causes dramatic degradation of the ISAR image quality...
July 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726632/dynamics-of-genomic-innovation-in-the-unicellular-ancestry-of-animals
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Xavier Grau-Bové, Guifré Torruella, Stuart Donachie, Hiroshi Suga, Guy Leonard, Thomas A Richards, Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo
Which genomic innovations underpinned the origin of multicellular animals is still an open debate. Here, we investigate this question by reconstructing the genome architecture and gene family diversity of ancestral premetazoans, aiming to date the emergence of animal-like traits. Our comparative analysis involves genomes from animals and their closest unicellular relatives (the Holozoa), including four new genomes: three Ichthyosporea and Corallochytrium limacisporum. Here we show that the earliest animals were shaped by dynamic changes in genome architecture before the emergence of multicellularity: an early burst of gene diversity in the ancestor of Holozoa, enriched in transcription factors and cell adhesion machinery, was followed by multiple and differently-timed episodes of synteny disruption, intron gain and genome expansions...
July 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726559/supercritical-carbon-dioxide-sc-co2-assisted-decellularization-of-aorta-and-cornea
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Selcan Guler, Bahar Aslan, Pezhman Hosseinian, Halil Murat Aydin
Tissue engineering approaches utilize both natural and synthetic materials in the repair and regeneration processes. A naturally-sourced material for this purpose is required to be free from any antigenic matter such as cells or cellular components. Decellularization of tissues may be achieved via chemical or physical removal agents. Supercritical carbon dioxide (sc-CO2) has been used as a means of removing bioburden from tissues and offers an alternative to the traditionally-used treatment methods. In addition to the many advantages it offers with regard to the successful decellularization of tissues, and known to have a sterilization effect...
July 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725139/hybrid-polymeric-matrices-for-oral-modified-release-of-desvenlafaxine-succinate-tablets
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Wael Samy, Ayman Elnoby, Hanan M El-Gowelli, Nazik Elgindy
Purpose: Desvenlafaxine succinate (DSV) is a water soluble anti-depressant drug, which is rapidly absorbed after oral administration exaggerating its side effects. The current work aimed to prepare controllable release DSV matrix to reduce DSV side effects related to its initial burst. Methods: Fifteen DSV matrix formulations were prepared using different polymers, polymer/drug ratios and matrix excipients and characterized using Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), infrared (IR) spectroscopy, water uptake and in vitro DSV release...
July 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725037/bursting-dynamics-in-the-normal-and-failing-hearts
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Vladimir E Bondarenko, Andrey L Shilnikov
A failing heart differs from healthy hearts by an array of symptomatic characteristics, including impaired Ca(2+) transients, upregulation of Na(+)/Ca(2+) exchanger function, reduction of Ca(2+) uptake to sarcoplasmic reticulum, reduced K(+) currents, and increased propensity to arrhythmias. While significant efforts have been made in both experimental studies and model development to display the causes of heart failure, the full process of deterioration from a healthy to a failing heart yet remains deficiently understood...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725020/neuronal-imaging-with-ultrahigh-dynamic-range-multiphoton-microscopy
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Ruohui Yang, Timothy D Weber, Ellen D Witkowski, Ian G Davison, Jerome Mertz
Multiphoton microscopes are hampered by limited dynamic range, preventing weak sample features from being detected in the presence of strong features, or preventing the capture of unpredictable bursts in sample strength. We present a digital electronic add-on technique that vastly improves the dynamic range of a multiphoton microscope while limiting potential photodamage. The add-on provides real-time negative feedback to regulate the laser power delivered to the sample, and a log representation of the sample strength to accommodate ultrahigh dynamic range without loss of information...
July 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724778/eupnea-tachypnea-and-autoresuscitation-in-a-closed-loop-respiratory-control-model
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Casey O Diekman, Peter J Thomas, Christopher G Wilson
How sensory information influences the dynamics of rhythm generation varies across systems, and general principles for understanding this aspect of motor control are lacking. Determining the origin of respiratory rhythm generation is challenging because the mechanisms in a central circuit considered in isolation may be different than those in the intact organism. We analyze a closed-loop respiratory control model incorporating a central pattern generator (CPG), the Butera-Rinzel-Smith (BRS) model, together with lung mechanics, oxygen handling, and chemosensory components...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724309/effects-of-long-term-device-guided-slow-breathing-on-sympathetic-nervous-activity-in-hypertensive-patients-a-randomized-open-label-clinical-trial
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Silvana de Barros, Giovanio Vieira da Silva, Josiane Lima de Gusmão, Tatiana Goveia de Araújo, Dinoélia Rosa de Souza, Crivaldo Gomes Cardoso, Bruna Oneda, Décio Mion
PURPOSE: Device-guided slow breathing (DGB) is indicated as nonpharmacological treatment for hypertension. The sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) reduction may be one of the mechanisms involved in blood pressure (BP) decrease. The aim of this study is to evaluate the long-term use of DGB in BP and SNA. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Hypertensive patients were randomized to listen music (Control Group-CG) or DGB (aim to reduce respiratory rate to less than 10 breaths/minute during 15 minutes/day for 8 weeks)...
July 20, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723600/detailed-analysis-of-high-frequency-auditory-brainstem-response-in-patients-with-tinnitus-a-preliminary-study
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Joseph Pinkl, Matthew J Wilson, Danica Billingsly, Raymundo Munguia-Vazquez
Increased spontaneous activity and aberrant neural synchrony is thought to be the underlying cause of tinnitus. The perceived pitch of tinnitus may be dictated by frequency specific neural fibers of the subcortical pathway, or the projection of altered cortical activity by-way-of tonotopic reorganizations. Subcortical neural activity in relation to tinnitus was characterized using ABR measurements. In the present study, 11 patients (21 ears) with constant tonal tinnitus underwent a two-part experiment. Experiment 1 involved click ABR measurements and included two experimental groups: tinnitus with normal hearing from 2000-4000 Hz (GI) and tinnitus with hearing loss within the range of 2000-4000 Hz (GII)...
June 1, 2017: International Tinnitus Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723556/peroxisome-mediated-metabolism-is-required-for-immune-response-to-microbial-infection
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Francesca Di Cara, Avinash Sheshachalam, Nancy E Braverman, Richard A Rachubinski, Andrew J Simmonds
The innate immune response is critical for animal homeostasis and is conserved from invertebrates to vertebrates. This response depends on specialized cells that recognize, internalize, and destroy microbial invaders through phagocytosis. This is coupled to autonomous or non-autonomous cellular signaling via reactive oxygen species (ROS) and cytokine production. Lipids are known signaling factors in this process, as the acute phase response of macrophages is accompanied by systemic lipid changes that help resolve inflammation...
July 18, 2017: Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721809/acellular-spinal-cord-scaffold-implantation-promotes-vascular-remodeling-with-sustained-delivery-of-vegf-in-a-rat-spinal-cord-hemisection-model
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Zi-Xing Xu, Li-Qun Zhang, Chang-Sheng Wang, Rong-Sheng Chen, Gui-Shuang Li, Yu Guo, Wei-Hong Xu
: Background: Promoting angiogenesis provides a possible therapeutic approach in treating spinal cord injury (SCI). Vascular endothelial growth fact (VEGF) is a pro-angiogenic substance that involves in endothelial cell (EC) proliferation, migration, and survival. Exogenous administration of VEGF to the lesion epicenter of the spinal cord has been recently revealed as a potential method for promoting the blood vessel sprouting. METHODS: Spinal cord hemisection in a rat model was established and angiogenesis was studied through implant of an acellular spinal cord scaffold (ASCS) with sustained delivery of VEGF165...
July 17, 2017: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721494/a-comprehensive-characterization-of-parameters-affecting-high-frequency-irreversible-electroporation-lesions
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Tyler Miklovic, Eduardo L Latouche, Matthew R DeWitt, Rafael V Davalos, Michael B Sano
Several focal therapies are being investigated clinically to treat tumors in which surgery is contraindicated. Many of these ablation techniques, such as radiofrequency ablation and microwave ablation, rely on thermal damage mechanisms which can put critical nerves or vasculature at risk. Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a minimally invasive, non-thermal technique to destroy tumors. A series of short electric pulses create nanoscale defects in the cell membrane, eventually leading to cell death. Typical IRE protocols deliver a series of 50-100 µs monopolar pulses...
July 18, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720715/ischemic-preconditioning-does-not-alter-muscle-sympathetic-responses-to-static-handgrip-and-metaboreflex-activation-in-young-healthy-men
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Anthony V Incognito, Connor J Doherty, Jordan B Lee, Matthew J Burns, Philip J Millar
Ischemic preconditioning (IPC) has been hypothesized to elicit ergogenic effects by reducing feedback from metabolically sensitive group III/IV muscle afferents during exercise. If so, reflex efferent neural outflow should be attenuated. We investigated the effects of IPC on muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) during static handgrip (SHG) and used post-exercise circulatory occlusion (PECO) to isolate for the muscle metaboreflex. Thirty-seven healthy men (age: 24 ± 5 years [mean ± SD]) were randomized to receive sham (n = 16) or IPC (n = 21) interventions...
July 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720697/inhibition-of-complement-c5-protects-against-organ-failure-and-reduces-mortality-in-a-baboon-model-of-escherichia-coli-sepsis
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Ravi Shankar Keshari, Robert Silasi, Narcis Ioan Popescu, Maulin Mukeshchandra Patel, Hala Chaaban, Cristina Lupu, K Mark Coggeshall, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Steven J DeMarco, Florea Lupu
Bacterial sepsis triggers robust activation of the complement system with subsequent generation of anaphylatoxins (C3a, C5a) and the terminal complement complex (TCC) that together contribute to organ failure and death. Here we tested the effect of RA101295, a 2-kDa macrocyclic peptide inhibitor of C5 cleavage, using in vitro whole-blood assays and an in vivo baboon model of Escherichia coli sepsis. RA101295 strongly inhibited E. coli-induced complement activation both in vitro and in vivo by blocking the generation of C5a and the soluble form of TCC, sC5b-9...
July 18, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720693/catastrophic-cervical-spinal-injury-in-an-amateur-college-wrestler
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Jayakrishnan Kelamangalathu Narayana Kurup, Ravitheja Jampani, Simanchal P Mohanty
A young amateur wrestler presented with a burst fracture of the seventh cervical vertebra with complete paraplegia. He was treated with surgery for spine stabilisation and was actively rehabilitated. Adolescents and teenagers are indulging in high-contact sports like wrestling, without proper training and technical know-how, which can lead to severe injuries and possibly, permanent handicap or death. Trainers, assistants and institutions should be well equipped to diagnose and provide initial care of people with a spinal injury to prevent a partial injury from progressing to complete injury...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719356/co-incubation-of-pmn-and-caco-2-cells-modulates-inflammatory-potential
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M B Schaefer, C A Schaefer, M Hecker, R E Morty, M Witzenrath, W Seeger, K Mayer
Polymorphonuclear granulocytes (PMN) are activated in inflammatory reactions. Intestinal epithelial cells are relevant for maintaining the intestinal barrier. We examined interactions of PMN and intestinal epithelial cell-like CaCo-2 cells to elucidate their regulation of inflammatory signalling and the impact of cyclooxygenase (COX), nitric oxide (NO) and platelet-activating factor (PAF). Human PMN and CaCo-2 cells, separately and in co-incubation, were stimulated with the calcium ionophore A23187 or with N-Formyl-methionyl-leucyl-phenylalanin (fMLP) that activates PMN only...
May 20, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717877/temporal-envelope-coding-by-inferior-colliculus-neurons-with-cochlear-implant-stimulation
#18
Kenneth E Hancock, Yoojin Chung, Martin F McKinney, Bertrand Delgutte
Modulations in temporal envelopes are a ubiquitous property of natural sounds and are especially important for hearing with cochlear implants (CIs) because these devices typically discard temporal fine structure information. With few exceptions, neural temporal envelope processing has been studied in both normal hearing (NH) and CI animals using only pure sinusoidal amplitude modulation (SAM) which poorly represents the diversity of envelope shapes contained in natural sounds because it confounds repetition rate and the width of each modulation cycle...
July 17, 2017: Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology: JARO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717574/detection-of-rotavirus-in-clinical-specimens-using-an-immunosensor-prototype-based-on-the-photon-burst-counting-technique
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Makoto Hasegawa, Ernest Apondi Wandera, Yuka Inoue, Nanami Kimura, Ryuzo Sasaki, Tamio Mizukami, Mohammad Monir Shah, Nobuaki Shirai, Osamu Takei, Hironori Shindo, Yoshio Ichinose
In this study, a sensitive fluorescence sensor was developed for the detection of small, fluorescence-labeled particles dispersed in a solution. The prototype system comprises of a laser confocal optical system and a mechanical sample stage to detect photon bursting of fluorescence-labeled small particles in sample volumes less than 5 μL within 3 minutes. To examine the feasibility of the prototype system as a diagnostic tool, assemblages of rotavirus and fluorescence-labeled antibody were analyzed. The detection sensitivity for rotavirus was 1 × 10(4) pfu/mL...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717337/effect-of-surface-modification-on-the-in-vitro-protein-adsorption-and-cell-cytotoxicity-of-vinorelbine-nanoparticles
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Nandhakumar Sathyamoorthy, Dhanaraju Dasaratha Magharla, Sundar Devendaran Vankayalu
CONTEXT: Nanocarriers possessing long-circulating abilities could take advantage of the pathophysiology of tumor vasculature to achieve spatial placement. To attain such qualities, the drug carriers should possess suitable physicochemical properties such as size and surface hydrophilicity. AIM: The aim of this study was to prepare poly(ε-caprolactone) nanoparticles (NPs) loaded with vinorelbine bitartrate (VB) and to modify its steric properties using polyethylene glycol and poloxamer...
April 2017: Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences
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