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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318914/systemic-and-network-functions-of-the-microtubule-associated-protein-tau-implications-for-tau-based-therapies
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Lidia Bakota, Abdala Ussif, Gunnar Jeserich, Roland Brandt
Tau is a microtubule-associated neuronal protein, whose primary role was long thought to regulate axonal microtubule assembly. Tau is subject to many posttranslational modifications and can aggregate into neurofibrillary tangles, which are considered to be a hallmark of several neurodegenerative diseases collectively called "tauopathies". The most common tauopathy is Alzheimer's disease, where tau pathology correlates with sites of neurodegeneration. Tau belongs to the class of intrinsically disordered proteins, which are known to interact with many partners and are considered to be involved in various signaling, regulation and recognition processes...
March 16, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318726/low-risk-prostate-cancer-identification-management-and-outcomes
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Marco Moschini, Peter R Carroll, Scott E Eggener, Jonathan I Epstein, Markus Graefen, Rodolfo Montironi, Christopher Parker
CONTEXT: The incidence of low-risk prostate cancer (PCa) has increased as a consequence of prostate-specific antigen testing. OBJECTIVE: In this collaborative review article, we examine recent literature regarding low-risk PCa and the available prognostic and therapeutic options. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: We performed a literature review of the Medline, Embase, and Web of Science databases. The search strategy included the terms: prostate cancer, low risk, active surveillance, focal therapy, radical prostatectomy, watchful waiting, biomarker, magnetic resonance imaging, alone or in combination...
March 15, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317452/recent-advances-in-diagnostic-testing-for-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Rishi D Naik, Michael F Vaezi
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has a large economic burden with important complications that include esophagitis, Barrett's esophagus, and adenocarcinoma. Despite endoscopy, validated patient questionnaires, and traditional ambulatory pH monitoring, the diagnosis of GERD continues to be challenging. Areas covered: This review will explore the difficulties in diagnosing GERD with a focus on new developments, ranging from basic fundamental changes (histology and immunohistochemistry) to direct patient care (narrow-band imaging, impedance, and response to anti-reflux surgery)...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317166/the-relationship-of-specific-items-on-the-neuropsychiatric-inventory-to-caregiver-burden-in-dementia-a-systematic-review
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Toril Marie Terum, John Roger Andersen, Arvid Rongve, Dag Aarsland, Ellen J Svendsboe, Ingelin Testad
OBJECTIVE: Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPSs) are common in dementia, and they have been identified as important care-recipient variables in terms of their impact on caregiver burden. The aim of this review was to describe how individual NPSs in dementia, assessed using the Neuropsychiatric Inventory, are associated with caregiver burden. METHODS: We performed a systematic review of English language, peer-reviewed articles retrieved from MEDLINE, PSYCINFO, and EMBASE...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316988/bioengineered-plants-can-be-a-useful-source-of-omega-3-fatty-acids
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Waleed Amjad Khan, Hu Chun-Mei, Nadeem Khan, Amjad Iqbal, Shan-Wu Lyu, Farooq Shah
Omega-3 fatty acids have proven to be very essential for human health due to their multiple health benefits. These essential fatty acids (EFAs) need to be uptaken through diet because they are unable to be produced by the human body. These are important for skin and hair growth as well as for proper visual, neural, and reproductive functions of the body. These fatty acids are proven to be extremely vital for normal tissue development during pregnancy and infancy. Omega-3 fatty acids can be obtained mainly from two dietary sources: marine and plant oils...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316894/maxent-s-parameter-configuration-and-small-samples-are-we-paying-attention-to-recommendations-a-systematic-review
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Narkis S Morales, Ignacio C Fernández, Victoria Baca-González
Environmental niche modeling (ENM) is commonly used to develop probabilistic maps of species distribution. Among available ENM techniques, MaxEnt has become one of the most popular tools for modeling species distribution, with hundreds of peer-reviewed articles published each year. MaxEnt's popularity is mainly due to the use of a graphical interface and automatic parameter configuration capabilities. However, recent studies have shown that using the default automatic configuration may not be always appropriate because it can produce non-optimal models; particularly when dealing with a small number of species presence points...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315277/the-role-of-sigma1r-in-mammalian-retina
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Jing Wang, Xuezhi Cui, Penny Roon, Alan Saul, Sylvia B Smith
This review article focuses on studies of Sigma 1 Receptor (Sigma1R) and retina . It provides a brief overview of the earliest pharmacological studies performed in the late 1990s that provided evidence of the presence of Sigma1R in various ocular tissues. It then describes work from a number of labs concerning the location of Sigma1R in several retinal cell types including ganglion, Müller glia , and photoreceptors . The role of Sigma1R ligands in retinal neuroprotection is emphasized. Early studies performed in vitro clearly showed that targeting Sigma1R could attenuate stress-induced retinal cell loss...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315123/coronary-stents-in-diabetic-patients-state-of-the-knowledge
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REVIEW
Pablo Codner, Hitinder Singh Gurm, Apurva Motivala
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review article aims to summarize the findings of the most relevant research that compared the use of paclitaxel vs. "limus" based drug eluting stent (DES) in diabetic patients and to define the current state of knowledge with new stent technologies in this patient population. RECENT FINDINGS: Since drug eluting stents (DES) were introduced, it has been of great interest to establish whether paclitaxel or sirolimus eluting stents have the same safety and efficacy features for patients with coronary artery disease...
April 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314971/-when-is-surgical-treatment-indicated-in-metastatic-prostate-cancer-and-what-is-the-scientific-rationale
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A Kretschmer, A Herlemann, C G Stief, C Gratzke
BACKGROUND: Recent improvements in imaging diagnostics has led to a rising incidence of oligometastatic prostate cancer and, most notably, an increasing incidence of nodal-only biochemical recurrences. In this clinical setting, systemic therapy is still the treatment of choice. However, there is increasing evidence for surgical approaches in this challenging clinical setting. AIM OF THE STUDY: In this comprehensive review article, current evidence regarding surgical approaches of primary nodal metastases, nodal-only biochemical recurrence following radical prostatectomy, and osseous metastatic prostate cancer will be discussed...
March 17, 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314228/untreated-perinatal-paternal-depression-effects-on-offspring
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REVIEW
Salvatore Gentile, Maria Luigia Fusco
Transition to parenthood represents an important life event which increases vulnerability to psychological disorders. Aim of this article is to analyze all studies which investigated the effects of untreated perinatal paternal depression in offspring. We searched pertinent, peer-reviewed articles published in English (January 1980 to April 2016) on MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Science.gov. Twenty-three studies met the inclusion criteria. Most of the reviewed studies suffer from methodological limitations, including the small sample, the lack of a structured psychiatric diagnosis, and inclusion bias...
March 2, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314068/evaluating-the-mental-models-approach-to-developing-a-risk-communication-a-scoping-review-of-the-evidence
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Nick Boase, Mathew White, William Gaze, Clare Redshaw
Risk communication is fundamental in ensuring people are equipped with the knowledge needed to navigate varied risks. One generally well-regarded framework for the development of such communications is the mental models approach to risk communication (MMARC). Developed during the 1990s, the MMARC has been applied to a range of health, technological, and environmental risks. However, as yet, we know of no attempt to collate and review articles that evaluated communications developed using the MMARC. This article took a first step at addressing this gap by conducting a scoping review that aimed to begin to explore the fidelity with which the approach has been applied, explore whether there appeared to be sufficient studies to warrant a future systematic review, and identify future research questions...
March 17, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304335/the-relationship-between-fatty-acids-and-different-depression-related-brain-regions-and-their-potential-role-as-biomarkers-of-response-to-antidepressants
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REVIEW
Maria Fernanda Fernandes, David M Mutch, Francesco Leri
Depression is a complex disorder influenced by a variety of biological and environmental factors. Due to significant heterogeneity, there are remarkable differences in how patients respond to treatment. A primary objective of psychiatric research is to identify biological markers that could be used to better predict and enhance responses to antidepressant treatments. Diet impacts various aspects of health, including depression. The fatty acid composition of the Western diet, which has a high ratio of n-6:n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, is associated with increased incidence of depression...
March 17, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304000/outcome-based-approach-to-medical-education-towards-academic-programmes-accreditation-a-review-article
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Abdelmarouf H Mohieldein
The rapid change worldwide, as a consequence of advances in science and technology, necessitates the graduation of well-qualified graduates who have the appropriate knowledge and skills to fulfill specific work requirements. Hence, redesigning academic models by focusing on educational outcomes became the target and priority for universities around the world. In this systematic review we collected and retrieved literature using a selection of electronic databases. The objectives of this report is to: 1) provide an overview of the evolution of outcome-based education (OBE), (2) illustrate the philosophy and principle of OBE, (3) list the OBE advantages and benefits, (4) describe the assessment strategies used in OBE, and (5) discuss the role of teachers and students as key elements...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302541/trends-on-analytical-characterization-of-polysorbates-and-their-degradation-products-in-biopharmaceutical-formulations
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REVIEW
Ariadna Martos, Wendelin Koch, Wim Jiskoot, Klaus Wuchner, Gerhard Winter, Wolfgang Friess, Andrea Hawe
Among many other applications, polysorbates (PS) are used as the most common surfactants in biopharmaceutical products in particular to protect proteins against interfacial stress. Structural heterogeneity, presence of degradants and other impurities, and tendency for degradation are interrelated features found in commercial PS with a direct impact on their functional properties in biopharmaceutical products. These pose a challenge for the analytical characterization of PS at different stages of product development...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302330/precision-surgery-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-opportunities-and-challenges-of-omics-based-decision-making
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REVIEW
R P Jones, K W Brudvik, J M Franklin, G J Poston
Precision surgery involves improving patient selection to ensure that surgical intervention that is proven to benefit on a population level is the optimal treatment for each individual patient. For patients with colorectal liver metastases (CRLM), existing prognostic scoring systems rely on well-recognised histopathological features such as size and number of lesions. Advances in preoperative imaging algorithms mean that increasingly low volume disease can be detected, improving assessment of these factors...
March 6, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302025/the-use-of-plant-sterols-and-stanols-as-lipid-lowering-agents-in-cardiovascular-disease
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Jacek Rysz, Beata Franczyk, Robert Olszewski, Maciej Banach, Anna Gluba-Brzózka
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of premature atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is constantly increasing worldwide. It has been proved that LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) plays causal role in the development of coronary atherosclerosis. The fact that atherosclerosis is a chronic and progressive disease which onsets during the first three decades of life bores questions what to do to maintain LDL-C at low levels throughout life and thus to delay and/or prevent the progress this disease...
March 16, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301886/geburtshilfe-hypertensive-erkrankungen-in-der-schwangerschaft
#17
Bigna S Buddeberg, Thierry Girard
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are one of the most common complications in pregnancy. They are associated with a high maternal, fetal and neonatal morbidity and mortality. 99 % of all maternal deaths occur in developing countries, but we should not forget that even in highly developed countries mothers still die from the complications of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. This term encompasses chronic hypertension as well as pregnancy specific disorders such as gestational hypertension and preeclampsia...
March 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301675/review-article-bioinformatics-an-overview-and-its-applications
#18
W J S Diniz, F Canduri
Technological advancements in recent years have promoted a marked progress in understanding the genetic basis of phenotypes. In line with these advances, genomics has changed the paradigm of biological questions in full genome-wide scale (genome-wide), revealing an explosion of data and opening up many possibilities. On the other hand, the vast amount of information that has been generated points the challenges that must be overcome for storage (Moore's law) and processing of biological information. In this context, bioinformatics and computational biology have sought to overcome such challenges...
March 15, 2017: Genetics and Molecular Research: GMR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301062/metabolomic-guided-discovery-of-alzheimer-s-disease-biomarkers-from-body-fluid
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REVIEW
Che Nor Adlia Enche Ady, Siong Meng Lim, Lay Kek Teh, Mohd Zaki Salleh, Ai-Vyrn Chin, Maw Pin Tan, Philip Jun Hua Poi, Shahrul Bahyah Kamaruzzaman, Abu Bakar Abdul Majeed, Kalavathy Ramasamy
The rapid increase in the older population has made age-related diseases like Alzheimer's disease (AD) a global concern. Given that there is still no cure for this neurodegenerative disease, the drastic growth in the number of susceptible individuals represents a major emerging threat to public health. The poor understanding of the mechanisms underlying AD is deemed the greatest stumbling block against progress in definitive diagnosis and management of this disease. There is a dire need for biomarkers that can facilitate early diagnosis, classification, prognosis, and treatment response...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300440/review-of-atopic-dermatitis-and-topical-therapies
#20
Julia N Mayba, Melinda J Gooderham
Atopic dermatitis is one of the most common skin disorders in the developed world, affecting up to 20% of children and 1% to 3% of adults. This review concisely explains the pathophysiology and epidemiology of atopic dermatitis, as well as potential challenges facing its successful treatment. Furthermore, mainstay topical treatment modalities are evaluated, such as emollients, topical corticosteroids, and topical calcineurin inhibitors. The use of topical corticosteroids and topical calcineurin inhibitors in combination is discussed, as studies have indicated encouraging results...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
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