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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813774/pulmonary-embolism-caused-by-popliteal-vein-aneurysm-a-case-report
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Kevin Marquez, Kalyan Chakravarthy Potu, Chad Laurich, Randall Lamfers
In this case report, we describe an unusual episode of bilateral submassive pulmonary embolism (PE) caused by a popliteal vein aneurysm (PVA). The development of PE stems from many risk factors including obesity (BMI³ 30 kg/m2), hypertension, cigarette smoking (greater than 25 cigarettes per day), increasing age, surgery, immobility, malignancy, and inherited thrombophilia. A PVA is a rare but significant cause of PE. A 28-year-old male presented to the emergency department with progressive shortness of breath...
March 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808405/catha-edulis-forsk-khat-evaluation-of-its-antidepressant-like-activity
#2
Hassan Alfaifi, Siddig Ibrahim Abdelwahab, Syam Mohan, Manal Mohamed Elhassan Taha, Sohier M Syame, Lamiaa A Shaala, Rashad Alsanosy
BACKGROUND: Catha edulis Forsk. (Khat) is traditionally used for treating various disorders. Nevertheless there are no reports of any scientific assessment of its psychopharmacological properties. OBJECTIVE: Therefore, the current study was designed to evaluate the antidepressant-like activity of Khat ethanolic extract using established animal models of depression and stress. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety healthy male albino mice were used in this study...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807693/safety-and-feasibility-of-rehabilitation-interventions-in-children-undergoing-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplant-with-thrombocytopenia
#3
Katarzyna Ibanez, Noel Espiritu, Regine L Souverain, Laura Stimler, Lauren Ward, Elyn R Riedel, Rachel Lehrman, Farid Boulad, Michael Dean Stubblefield
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the relationship between platelet counts, the intensities of physical therapies (PT) and occupational therapies (OT) services received, and the frequency of bleeding complications in children undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT) during a period of severe thrombocytopenia. DESIGN: Retrospective review study SETTING: Tertiary care hospital PARTICIPANTS: Children (age <18) hospitalized for HSCT in 2010 and 2011 who received PT and OT services while markedly thrombocytopenic (platelets≤50K/mcL)...
August 11, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805432/strain-dependent-sex-differences-in-a-long-term-forced-swim-paradigm
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José Colom-Lapetina, Sabrina L Begley, Megan E Johnson, Kristina J Bean, Whitney N Kuwamoto, Rebecca M Shansky
Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from trauma- and stressor-related disorders. The development of improved therapeutic interventions is contingent upon a more complete grasp of both the neural and behavioral dynamics of the stress response in females. The rodent forced swim test (FST) is a valuable animal model for exploring the neurobiological mechanisms responsible for selection of active and passive responses to inescapable stressors, but it is often neglected in 2-day FST studies is the dissociation of innate (Day 1) versus learned (Day 2) coping responses...
August 14, 2017: Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801825/intractable-constipation-in-the-elderly
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Noemi Baffy, Amy E Foxx-Orenstein, Lucinda A Harris, Susan Sterler
Chronic constipation is a common gastrointestinal disorder disproportionately affecting the elderly. Immobility, polypharmacy, and physiologic changes contribute to its increased prevalence in this population. Unidentified and undertreated constipation leads to a significant negative impact on quality of life and an increase in healthcare spending. Careful physical examination and exploration of the clinical history can unmask primary and secondary forms of constipation, guiding diagnostic and therapeutic considerations...
August 11, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800278/the-antidepressant-like-effect-of-ocimum-basilicum-in-an-animal-model-of-depression
#6
S S Ali, M G Abd El Wahab, N N Ayuob, M Suliaman
We investigated the efficacy of Ocimum basilicum (OB) essential oils for treating depression related behavioral, biochemical and histopathological changes caused by exposure to chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) in mice and to explore the mechanism underlying the pathology. Male albino mice were divided into four groups: controls; CUMS; CUMS plus fluoxetine, the antidepressant administered for pharmacological validation of OB; and CUMS plus OB. Behavioral tests included the forced swim test (FST), elevated plus-maze (EPM) and the open field test (OFT); these tests were performed at the end of the experiment...
August 11, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798877/previously-undiagnosed-spinal-and-bulbar-muscular-atrophy-as-a-cause-of-airway-obstruction-after-robot-assisted-laparoscopic-prostatectomy
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Miyuki Niki, Taihei Tachikawa, Yuka Sano, Hiroki Miyawaki, Aisa Matoi, Yukari Okano, Nobutaka Kariya, Tsuneo Tatara, Munetaka Hirose
BACKGROUND: Preoperative vocal cord paralysis is a risk factor for postoperative respiratory distress following extubation after general anesthesia. We present an unusual case where a geriatric patient developed airway obstruction after robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old male, who had suffered from left vocal cord paralysis of unknown etiology, was scheduled for robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy (RALP). General anesthesia was performed without any problems...
2017: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796153/optimum-drug-combinations-for-the-sedation-of-growing-boars-prior-to-castration
#8
Heidi S Lehmann, Dominique Blache, Eleanor Drynan, Pema Tshewang, David J C Blignaut, Gabrielle C Musk
Juvenile male pigs were sedated for castration. Eight five-month old boars were sedated twice (two weeks apart) with a combination of detomidine (0.1 mg/kg), midazolam (0.2 mg/kg) and either butorphanol (0.2 mg/kg) (Group MDB, n = 8) or morphine (0.2 mg/kg) (Group MDM, n = 8) intramuscularly. The boars were positioned in lateral recumbency and lidocaine (200 mg total) was injected into the testicle and scrotal skin. Castration of a single testicle was performed on two occasions. Sedation and reaction (to positioning and surgery) scores, pulse rate, respiratory rate, haemoglobin oxygen saturation, body temperature, arterial blood gas parameters and the times to immobility and then recovery were recorded...
August 10, 2017: Animals: An Open Access Journal From MDPI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790915/antidepressent-effect-of-two-new-benzyl-derivatives-from-wild-strawberry-fragaria-vesca-var-nubicola-lindl-ex-hook-f
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Sadia Naz, Umar Farooq, Ajmal Khan, Haroon Khan, Nasiara Karim, Rizwana Sarwar, Javid Hussain, Abdur Rauf
Two new benzyl derivatives were isolated from ethyl acetate fraction of wild strawberry, Fragaria vesca var. nubicola Lindl. ex Hook.f. The structures of these compounds were elucidated to be 5-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenethyl)-7-methoxy-2H-chromen-3-ol (1) and 5-(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenethyl)-4,7-dimethoxy-2H-chromen-3-ol (2) based on spectroscopic data through IR, UV, (1)H-NMR, (13)C-NMR along with two dimensional (2D) techniques HMBC, HMQC, and COSY. Both compounds 1 and 2 were studied in tail suspension and forced swim tests for antidepressant like effects...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782175/the-mechanism-of-acute-fasting-induced-antidepressant-like-effects-in-mice
#10
Ranji Cui, Jie Fan, Tongtong Ge, Linda Tang, Bingjin Li
Acute fasting induced antidepressant-like effects. However, the exact brain region and mechanism of these actions are still largely unknown. Therefore, in this study the antidepressant-like effects of acute fasting on c-Fos expression and BDNF levels were investigated. Consistent with our previous findings, immobility time was remarkably shortened by 9 hrs fasting in the forced swimming test. Furthermore, these antidepressant-like effects of 9 fasting were inhibited by a 5-HT2A/2C receptor agonist (±)-1-(2, 5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-aminopropane hydrochloride (DOI), and the effect of DOI was blocked by pretreatment with a selective 5-HT2A receptor antagonist ketanserin...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780280/schisandrin-rescues-depressive-like-behaviors-induced-by-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-via-gdnf-erk1-2-ros-and-pi3k-akt-nox-signaling-pathways-in-mice
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Shutong Wan, Mengjie Xu, Liwen Hu, Tingxu Yan, Bosai He, Feng Xiao, Kaishun Bi, Ying Jia
The current study aimed to prove the antidepressant-like effects and the probable mechanisms of Schisandrin on depression, which induced by chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS) in mice. Four weeks of CUMS exposure resulted in depressive-like behavior, as indicated by the significant decrease in sucrose consumption and increase the immobility time in the forced swim test, but without any influence on the locomotor activity. Further, there were significant downregulations of GDNF/ERK1/2/ROS and PI3K/AKT/NOX signaling pathways in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex in depressed mice...
August 1, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28779822/impairments-in-skin-integrity
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REVIEW
Rose W Murphree
Altered skin integrity increases the chance of infection, impaired mobility, and decreased function and may result in the loss of limb or, sometimes, life. Skin is affected by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Intrinsic factors can include altered nutritional status, vascular disease issues, and diabetes. Extrinsic factors include falls, accidents, pressure, immobility, and surgical procedures. Ensuring skin integrity in the elderly requires a team approach and includes the individual, caregivers, and clinicians...
September 2017: Nursing Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777104/mood-stabilizing-effects-of-rapamycin-and-its-analog-temsirolimus-relevance-to-autophagy
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Nirit Z Kara, Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg, Grant W Anderson, Galila Agam, Haim Einat
Accumulated data support a relationship between mood disorders and cellular plasticity and resilience, some suggesting relevance to autophagy. Our previous data show that pharmacological enhancement of autophagy results in antidepressant-like effects in mice. The current study was designed to further examine the effects of autophagy enhancement on mood by testing the effects of subchronic treatment with the mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitors and autophagy enhancers rapamycin and temsirolimus in a model for mania and in a model for antidepressant action, respectively...
August 2, 2017: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769796/s-47445-produces-antidepressant-and-anxiolytic-like-effects-through-neurogenesis-dependent-and-independent-mechanisms
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Indira Mendez-David, Jean-Philippe Guilloux, Mariusz Papp, Laurent Tritschler, Elisabeth Mocaer, Alain M Gardier, Sylvie Bretin, Denis J David
Glutamatergic dysfunctions are observed in the pathophysiology of depression. The glutamatergic synapse as well as the AMPA receptor's (AMPAR) activation may represent new potential targets for therapeutic intervention in the context of major depressive disorders. S 47445 is a novel AMPARs positive allosteric modulator (AMPA-PAM) possessing procognitive, neurotrophic properties and enhancing synaptic plasticity. Here, we investigated the antidepressant/anxiolytic-like effects of S 47445 in a mouse model of anxiety/depression based on chronic corticosterone administration (CORT) and in the Chronic Mild Stress (CMS) model in rats...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769783/age-and-chronicity-of-administration-dramatically-influenced-the-impact-of-low-dose-paraquat-exposure-on-behavior-and-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-activity
#15
Chris A Rudyk, Jessica McNeill, Natalie Prowse, Zach Dwyer, Kyle Farmer, Darcy Litteljohn, Warren Caldwell, Shawn Hayley
Little is known of the age-dependent and long-term consequences of low exposure levels of the herbicide and dopaminergic toxicant, paraquat. Thus, we assessed the dose-dependent effects of paraquat using a typical short-term (3 week) exposure procedure, followed by an assessment of the effects of chronic (16 weeks) exposure to a very low dose (1/10th of what previously induced dopaminergic neuronal damage). Short term paraquat treatment dose-dependently induced deficits in locomotion, sucrose preference and Y-maze performance...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765907/antidepressant-like-effects-of-marasmius%C3%A2-androsaceus-metabolic-exopolysaccharides-on-chronic-unpredictable-mild-stress-induced-rat-model
#16
Jia Song, Xue Wang, Yu Huang, Yidi Qu, Lesheng Teng, Di Wang, Zhaoli Meng
Marasmius androsaceus (M. androsaceus), a medicinal fungus, has various pharmacological activities including antidepression. The present study investigated the effects of exopolysaccharides obtained during M. androsaceus submerged fermentation in a chronic unpredictable mild stress (CUMS)‑induced depression rat model. Similar to fluoxetine (positive drug), 4‑week administration of M. androsaceus exopolysaccharides (MEPS) at doses of 6, 30 and 150 mg/kg strongly enhanced bodyweight gain and sucrose consumption, and reduced the immobility time in forced swimming test and tail suspension test in CUMS rats...
August 2, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765791/coronary-artery-disease-presenting-with-left-upper-quadrant-pain-in-a-patient-with-chronic-cervical-tetraplegia
#17
Lianne Michelle Nier, Peter S Hansen
INTRODUCTION: This single-subject case report aims to describe and discuss a case of a patient with established C5 tetraplegia with acute coronary syndrome presenting with left upper quadrant pain and tenderness. CASE PRESENTATION: A 65-year-old male with chronic C5 American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) A tetraplegia presented to the emergency department with severe left upper quadrant pain radiating across the chest to the right upper limb with associated dyspnoea and diaphoresis...
2017: Spinal Cord Series and Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765418/the-emergence-of-sarcopenia-as-an-important-entity-in-older-people
#18
Natalie J Offord, Miles D Witham
Sarcopenia refers to the loss of muscle mass and strength seen with advancing age. The pathophysiology is multifactorial, with loss of muscle satellite cells, changes in hormonal systems, chronic inflammation, oxidative stress and anabolic resistance to protein utilisation all implicated. Older age, female sex and immobility are important risk factors. Sarcopenia is clinically important as it is a major risk factor for physical frailty, falls, prolonged hospitalisation, dependency and earlier death. Diagnosis requires evidence of reduced muscle mass measured by handgrip strength or walk speed, together with evidence of low muscle mass, measured by one of a variety of techniques such as bioimpedance analysis or dual X-ray absorptiometry...
July 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764913/microrna-124-targets-glucocorticoid-receptor-and-is-involved-in-depression-like-behaviors
#19
Shuang-Shuang Wang, Rong-Hao Mu, Cheng-Fu Li, Shu-Qi Dong, Di Geng, Qing Liu, Li-Tao Yi
Dysregulation of microRNA (miRNA) has been shown to be involved in early observations of depression. MicroRNA-124-3p (miR-124) is the most abundant microRNA in the brain. Previous studies have shown that miR-124 plays a major role in depression. Here we showed that miR-124 directly targeted glucocorticoid receptor (GR) in HEK 293 cells. In addition, inhibition of miR-124 by its antagomir (2nmol/every two days) could reverse the decrease of sucrose preference and the increase of immobility time in mice exposed to chronic corticosterone (CORT, 40mg/kg) injection...
July 29, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764559/characterisation-of-phenolic-compounds-of-the-ethyl-acetate-fraction-from-tabernaemontana-catharinensis-and-its-potential-antidepressant-like-effect
#20
Nathielli Nayara Pauleti, Jonas Mello, Diogo Alexandre Siebert, Gustavo Amadeu Micke, Cláudia Almeida Coelho de Albuquerque, Michele Debiasi Alberton, Sara Cristiane Barauna
This study evaluates the antidepressant-like effect and analysed the qualitative and quantitative 74 phenolic standards of ethyl acetate fraction from Tabernaemontana catharinensis leaves. Acute administration of fraction in mice reduced the immobility time in forced swimming and tail suspension tests confirming its antidepressant-like activity. The anti-immobility effect elicited by this fraction was prevented by the pretreatment of mice with PCPA (100 mg kg(-1)), ketanserin (5 mg kg(-1)), SCH 23,390 (0...
August 1, 2017: Natural Product Research
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