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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822300/drinking-water-to-reduce-alcohol-craving-a-randomized-controlled-study-on-the-impact-of-ghrelin-in-mediating-the-effects-of-forced-water-intake-in-alcohol-addiction
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Anne Koopmann, Katharina Lippmann, Rilana Schuster, Iris Reinhard, Patrick Bach, Georg Weil, Marcella Rietschel, Stephanie H Witt, Klaus Wiedemann, Falk Kiefer
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that ghrelin is involved in the pathophysiology of alcohol use disorders, affecting alcohol self-administration and craving. Gastric ghrelin secretion is reduced by stomach distension. We now tested the hypothesis whether the clinically well-known effects of high-volume water intake on craving reduction in alcoholism is mediated by acute changes in ghrelin secretion. METHODS: In this randomized human laboratory study, we included 23 alcohol-dependent male inpatient subjects who underwent alcohol cue exposure...
August 5, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821941/rheumatologic-care-of-nursing-home-residents-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-comparison-of-the-year-before-and-after-nursing-home-admission
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Andres Luque Ramos, Katinka Albrecht, Angela Zink, Falk Hoffmann
The purpose of this study was to investigate health care for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) before and after admission to nursing homes. Data of a German health insurance fund from persons with diagnostic codes of RA, aged ≥65 years, admitted to a nursing home between 2010 and 2014 and continuously insured 1 year before and after admission were used. The proportion of patients with ≥1 rheumatologist visit and ≥1 prescription of biologic or conventional synthetic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (bDMARDs or csDMARDs), glucocorticoids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in the year before and after admission were calculated...
August 18, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818932/addressing-spin-states-with-infrared-light
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Abram L Falk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 18, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817836/sitting-physical-activity-and-serum-oestrogen-metabolism-in-postmenopausal-women-the-women-s-health-initiative-observational-study
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Hannah Oh, Hannah Arem, Charles E Matthews, Nicolas Wentzensen, Kerryn W Reding, Louise A Brinton, Garnet L Anderson, Sally B Coburn, Jane A Cauley, Chu Chen, Deborah Goodman, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Roni T Falk, Xia Xu, Britton Trabert
BACKGROUND: Prolonged sitting and lower levels of physical activity have been associated with increased levels of parent oestrogens (oestrone and oestradiol), the key hormones in female cancers, in postmenopausal women. However, it is unknown whether sitting and physical activity are associated with circulating oestrogen metabolite levels. METHODS: Among 1804 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study, 15 serum oestrogens/oestrogen metabolites were quantified using liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry...
August 17, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817802/molecular-memory-of-morphologies-by-septins-during-neuron-generation-allows-early-polarity-inheritance
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Leila Boubakar, Julien Falk, Hugo Ducuing, Karine Thoinet, Florie Reynaud, Edmund Derrington, Valérie Castellani
Transmission of polarity established early during cell lineage history is emerging as a key process guiding cell differentiation. Highly polarized neurons provide a fascinating model to study inheritance of polarity over cell generations and across morphological transitions. Neural crest cells (NCCs) migrate to the dorsal root ganglia to generate neurons directly or after cell divisions in situ. Using live imaging of vertebrate embryo slices, we found that bipolar NCC progenitors lose their polarity, retracting their processes to round for division, but generate neurons with bipolar morphology by emitting processes from the same locations as the progenitor...
August 16, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816072/calcium-electroporation-for-treatment-of-cutaneous-metastases-a-randomized-double-blinded-phase-ii-study-comparing-the-effect-of-calcium-electroporation-with-electrochemotherapy
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H Falk, L W Matthiessen, G Wooler, J Gehl
BACKGROUND: Calcium electroporation is a novel anticancer treatment, which utilizes high voltage pulses to permeabilize cell membranes and expose the cell to supraphysiological doses of calcium. Preclinical studies on calcium electroporation have shown strikingly high tumor response with cell necrosis. Calcium electroporation builds on the treatment electrochemotherapy, where chemotherapeutic drugs, mostly bleomycin, are internalized by electroporation. This double-blinded randomized study compared calcium electroporation to electrochemotherapy in terms of objective response measured 6 months after treatment...
August 17, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815548/persistent-increase-in-tnf-and-il-1-markers-in-severe-mental-disorders-suggests-trait-related-inflammation-a-one-year-follow-up-study
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R H Mørch, I Dieset, A Faerden, S Hope, M Aas, M Nerhus, E S Gardsjord, M Haram, R S Falk, I Joa, G Morken, I Agartz, P Aukrust, S Djurovic, I Melle, T Ueland, O A Andreassen
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated if plasma levels of inflammatory markers are persistently altered in severe mental disorders with psychotic symptoms or associated with state characteristics in a longitudinal study. METHODS: Soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (sTNF-R1), interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra), von Willebrand factor (VWF), and osteoprotegerin (OPG) were measured in schizophrenia (n = 69) and affective (n = 55) spectrum patients at baseline and at one-year follow-up, and compared to healthy controls (HC) (n = 92) with analysis of covariance...
August 16, 2017: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812103/re-expression-of-pro-fibrotic-embryonic-preserved-mediators-in-irradiated-arterial-vessels-of-the-head-and-neck-region
#8
Patrick Möbius, Raimund H M Preidl, Manuel Weber, Kerstin Amann, Friedrich W Neukam, Falk Wehrhan
PURPOSE: Surgical treatment of head and neck malignancies frequently includes microvascular free tissue transfer. Preoperative radiotherapy increases postoperative fibrosis-related complications up to transplant loss. Fibrogenesis is associated with re-expression of embryonic preserved tissue developmental mediators: osteopontin (OPN), regulated by sex-determining region Y‑box 9 (Sox9), and homeobox A9 (HoxA9) play important roles in pathologic tissue remodeling and are upregulated in atherosclerotic vascular lesions; dickkopf-1 (DKK1) inhibits pro-fibrotic and atherogenic Wnt signaling...
August 15, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811926/postinjection-delirium-sedation-syndrome-in-patients-with-schizophrenia-receiving-olanzapine-long-acting-injection-results-from-a-large-observational-study
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Kristin J Meyers, Himanshu P Upadhyaya, John L Landry, Rashna Chhabra-Khanna, Deborah M Falk, Balasubramanya Seetharama Rao, Meghan E Jones
BACKGROUND: Postinjection delirium/sedation syndrome (PDSS) has been reported uncommonly during treatment with olanzapine long-acting injection (LAI), a sustained-release formulation of olanzapine. AIMS: The primary aim of the study was to estimate the incidence per injection and per patient of PDSS events in adult patients with schizophrenia who were receiving olanzapine LAI in real-world clinical practice. Secondary aims were to further characterise the clinical presentation of PDSS events, to identify potential risk factors associated with PDSS events and to characterise hospitalisations at baseline and post-baseline...
July 2017: BJPsych Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805354/microbial-ecology-based-engineering-of-microbial-electrochemical-technologies
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REVIEW
Christin Koch, Benjamin Korth, Falk Harnisch
Microbial ecology is devoted to the understanding of dynamics, activity and interaction of microorganisms in natural and technical ecosystems. Bioelectrochemical systems represent important technical ecosystems, where microbial ecology is of highest importance for their function. However, whereas aspects of, for example, materials and reactor engineering are commonly perceived as highly relevant, the study and engineering of microbial ecology are significantly underrepresented in bioelectrochemical systems...
August 14, 2017: Microbial Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803249/a-brief-outline-of-the-use-of-new-technologies-for-treating-substance-use-disorders-in-the-european-union
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GianLuca Quaglio, Arnt Schellekens, Matthijs Blankers, Eva Hoch, Theodoros Karapiperis, Giovanni Esposito, Helmut Brand, David Nutt, Falk Kiefer
BACKGROUND: Clinicians in the field of drug addiction have started to exploit the growth of Technology-Based Interventions (TBIs). However, there is little information on how health personnel evaluate them. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews were conducted among 20 European experts. RESULTS: All of the interviewees recognised TBIs as a valuable tool to improve the management of substance-use disorders (SUDs). Most interviewees indicated that combining both traditional face-to-face therapist-patient clinic appointment with TBIs is probably the most effective method...
August 12, 2017: European Addiction Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800748/short-term-treatment-with-taurolidine-is-associated-with-liver-injury
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René Fahrner, Anika Möller, Adrian T Press, Andreas Kortgen, Michael Kiehntopf, Falk Rauchfuss, Utz Settmacher, Alexander S Mosig
BACKGROUND: Taurolidine has been used for peritonitis, oncological and catheter-lock treatment because of its anti-inflammatory properties. It has been suggested that taurolidine has no severe side-effects, but after long-term use morphological and functional changes of the liver were reported. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of short-term use of taurolidine on the liver. METHODS: In HepaRG cell cultures and on a novel liver biochip dose-dependent effects of taurolidine treatment on hepatocyte adherence and cell viability was investigated...
August 11, 2017: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800690/community-airborne-particulate-matter-from-mining-for-sand-used-as-hydraulic-fracturing-proppant
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Thomas M Peters, Patrick T O'Shaughnessy, Ryan Grant, Ralph Altmaier, Elizabeth Swanton, Jeffrey Falk, David Osterberg, Edith Parker, Nancy G Wyland, Sinan Sousan, Aimee Liz Stark, Peter S Thorne
Field and laboratory studies were conducted to evaluate the impact of proppant sand mining and processing activities on community particulate matter (PM) concentrations. In field studies outside 17 homes within 800m of sand mining activities (mining, processing, and transport), respirable (PM4) crystalline silica concentrations were low (<0.4μg/m(3)) with crystalline silica detected on 7 samples (2% to 4% of mass). In long-term monitoring at 6 homes within 800m of sand mining activities, the highest daily mean PM concentrations observed were 14...
August 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800557/predicting-and-experimental-evaluating-bio-electrochemical-synthesis-a-case-study-with-clostridium-kluyveri
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Christin Koch, Anne Kuchenbuch, Frauke Kracke, Paul V Bernhardt, Jens Krömer, Falk Harnisch
Microbial electrosynthesis is a highly promising application of microbial electrochemical technologies for the sustainable production of organic compounds. At the same time a multitude of questions need to be answered and challenges to be met. Central for its further development is using appropriate electroactive microorganisms and their efficient extracellular electron transfer (EET) as well as wiring of the metabolism to EET. Among others, Clostridia are believed to represent electroactive microbes being highly promising for microbial electrosynthesis...
July 25, 2017: Bioelectrochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800151/cost-comparison-of-prediction-based-decision-making-for-periodontally-affected-molars
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Falk Schwendicke, Michael Stolpe, Christian Graetz
AIM: Tooth loss prediction could improve decision-making for periodontally-affected molars. We analyzed the costs of removing all, none or only those molars predicted to be at-risk for extraction during supportive periodontal therapy (SPT). METHODS: This is a model-based study using a German private-payer-perspective. Building mainly on cost and effectiveness data from 2039 molars (301 patients) which received long-term SPT, five (exemplary) prediction/decision strategies were compared: Retaining all molars, removing molars with furcation-involvement (FI) ≥I/≥II/III, or removing all molars...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798667/the-foxp2-driven-network-in-developmental-disorders-and-neurodegeneration
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Franz Oswald, Patricia Klöble, André Ruland, David Rosenkranz, Bastian Hinz, Falk Butter, Sanja Ramljak, Ulrich Zechner, Holger Herlyn
The transcription repressor FOXP2 is a crucial player in nervous system evolution and development of humans and songbirds. In order to provide an additional insight into its functional role we compared target gene expression levels between human neuroblastoma cells (SH-SY5Y) stably overexpressing FOXP2 cDNA of either humans or the common chimpanzee, Rhesus monkey, and marmoset, respectively. RNA-seq led to identification of 27 genes with differential regulation under the control of human FOXP2, which were previously reported to have FOXP2-driven and/or songbird song-related expression regulation...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795688/interventional-and-surgical-occlusion-of-the-left-atrial-appendage
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REVIEW
Etem Caliskan, James L Cox, David R Holmes, Bernhard Meier, Dhanunjaya R Lakkireddy, Volkmar Falk, Sacha P Salzberg, Maximilian Y Emmert
With a steadily increasing prevalence, atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia worldwide and an independent risk factor for stroke caused by thromboembolic events. The left atrial appendage (LAA) is the primary source of thromboemboli in patients with nonvalvular AF who have a stroke. Novel strategies (such as mechanical and nonpharmacological intervention) targeting the LAA in patients with AF for stroke prevention have become a major focus during the past decade. Some devices for percutaneous LAA occlusion are supported by robust clinical data obtained from randomized trials or large registries, and are a valid alternative to pharmacological stroke prevention...
August 10, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783692/human-lymphoid-organ-dendritic-cell-identity-is-predominantly-dictated-by-ontogeny-not-tissue-microenvironment
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Gordon F Heidkamp, Jil Sander, Christian H K Lehmann, Lukas Heger, Nathalie Eissing, Anna Baranska, Jennifer J Lühr, Alana Hoffmann, Katharina C Reimer, Anja Lux, Stephan Söder, Arndt Hartmann, Johannes Zenk, Thomas Ulas, Naomi McGovern, Christoph Alexiou, Bernd Spriewald, Andreas Mackensen, Gerold Schuler, Burkhard Schauf, Anja Forster, Roland Repp, Peter A Fasching, Ariawan Purbojo, Robert Cesnjevar, Evelyn Ullrich, Florent Ginhoux, Andreas Schlitzer, Falk Nimmerjahn, Joachim L Schultze, Diana Dudziak
In mice, conventional and plasmacytoid dendritic cells (DCs) derive from separate hematopoietic precursors before they migrate to peripheral tissues. Moreover, two classes of conventional DCs (cDC1 and cDC2 DCs) and one class of plasmacytoid DCs (pDCs) have been shown to be transcriptionally and functionally distinct entities. In humans, these three DC subtypes can be identified using the cell surface markers CD1c (cDC2), CD141 (cDC1), and CD303 (pDCs), albeit it remains elusive whether DC functionality is mainly determined by ontogeny or the tissue microenvironment...
December 16, 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783667/tumor-location-determines-tissue-specific-recruitment-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-and-antibody-dependent-immunotherapy-response
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Birgit Lehmann, Markus Biburger, Christin Brückner, Andrea Ipsen-Escobedo, Sina Gordan, Christian Lehmann, David Voehringer, Thomas Winkler, Niels Schaft, Diana Dudziak, Horia Sirbu, Georg F Weber, Falk Nimmerjahn
Despite recent advances in activating immune cells to target tumors, the presence of some immune cells, such as tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) or tumor-associated neutrophils (TANs), may promote rather than inhibit tumor growth. However, it remains unclear how antibody-dependent tumor immunotherapies, such as cytotoxic or checkpoint control antibodies, affect different TAM or TAN populations, which abundantly express activating Fcγ receptors. In this study, we show that the tissue environment determines which cellular effector pathways are responsible for antibody-dependent tumor immunotherapy...
January 6, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780512/repeated-administration-of-dapirolizumab-pegol-in-a-randomised-phase-i-study-is-well-tolerated-and-accompanied-by-improvements-in-several-composite-measures-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-disease-activity-and-changes-in-whole-blood-transcriptomic-profiles
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Chris Chamberlain, Peter J Colman, Ann M Ranger, Linda C Burkly, Geoffrey I Johnston, Christian Otoul, Christian Stach, Miren Zamacona, Thomas Dörner, Murray Urowitz, Falk Hiepe
OBJECTIVES: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a heterogeneous autoimmune disease associated with diffuse immune cell dysfunction. CD40-CD40 ligand (CD40L) interaction activates B cells, antigen-presenting cells and platelets. CD40L blockade might provide an innovative treatment for systemic autoimmune disorders. We investigated the safety and clinical activity of dapirolizumab pegol, a polyethylene glycol conjugated anti-CD40L Fab' fragment, in patients with SLE. METHODS: This 32-week randomised, double-blind, multicentre study (NCT01764594) evaluated repeated intravenous administration of dapirolizumab pegol in patients with SLE who were positive for/had history of antidouble stranded DNA/antinuclear antibodies and were on stable doses of immunomodulatory therapies (if applicable)...
August 5, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
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