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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331855/retrievable-inferior-vena-cava-filters-in-pregnancy-risk-versus-benefit
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David A Crosby, Kevin Ryan, Niall McEniff, Patrick Dicker, Carmen Regan, Caoimhe Lynch, Bridgette Byrne
OBJECTIVE: Venous thromboembolism remains one of the leading causes of maternal mortality in the developed world. Retrievable inferior vena cava (IVC) filters have a role in the prevention of lethal pulmonary emboli when anticoagulation is contraindicated or has failed [1]. It is unclear whether or not the physiological changes in pregnancy influence efficacy and complications of these devices. The decision to place an IVC filter in pregnancy is complex and there is limited information in terms of benefit and risk to the mother...
December 21, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331635/sotatercept-with-long-term-extension-for-the-treatment-of-anaemia-in-patients-with-lower-risk-myelodysplastic-syndromes-a-phase-2-dose-ranging-trial
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Rami Komrokji, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Lionel Ades, Thomas Prebet, David P Steensma, Joseph G Jurcic, Mikkael A Sekeres, Jesus Berdeja, Michael R Savona, Odile Beyne-Rauzy, Aspasia Stamatoullas, Amy E DeZern, Jacques Delaunay, Gautam Borthakur, Robert Rifkin, Thomas E Boyd, Abderrhamane Laadem, Bond Vo, Jennie Zhang, Marie Puccio-Pick, Kenneth M Attie, Pierre Fenaux, Alan F List
BACKGROUND: Myelodysplastic syndromes are characterised by ineffective erythropoiesis leading to anaemia. Sotatercept (ACE-011) is a novel activin receptor type IIA fusion protein that acts as a ligand trap to neutralise negative regulators of late-stage erythropoiesis. The aim of the study was to establish a safe and effective dose of sotatercept for the treatment of anaemia in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes. METHODS: This open-label, multicentre, dose-ranging, phase 2 trial took place at 11 treatment centres in the USA and France...
January 10, 2018: Lancet Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330780/safety-in-mixed-martial-arts-a-7-year-review-of-cancelled-mma-bouts-in-calgary-alberta-during-the-pre-bout-medical-examination-period
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Gwynn Curran-Sills
BACKGROUND: Presently, there is no literature that examines the reasons for the cancellation of amateur or professional mixed martial arts (MMA) bouts. The purpose of this study was to review the circumstances that lead to the cancellation of MMA bouts by Calgary ringside physicians during the pre-bout examination period and to identify any emerging patterns that may guide the regulatoin of this sport. METHODS: The case-series  was constructed from the Calgary Combative Sports Commission pre-bout examination records and the medical records submitted by each athlete from January 2010 to December 2016...
January 12, 2018: Sports Medicine—Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330688/hepatocyte-nuclear-factors-as-possible-c-reactive-protein-transcriptional-inducer-in-the-liver-and-white-adipose-tissue-of-rats-with-experimental-chronic-renal-failure
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Elzbieta Sucajtys-Szulc, Alicja Debska-Slizien, Boleslaw Rutkowski, Ryszard Milczarek, Iwona Pelikant-Malecka, Tomasz Sledzinski, Julian Swierczynski, Marek Szolkiewicz
Inflammation related to chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an important clinical problem. We recently determined that hepatocyte nuclear factor 1α (HNF1α) was upregulated in the livers of chronic renal failure (CRF) rats-experimental model of CKD. Considering that the promoter region of gene encoding C-reactive protein (CRP) contains binding sites for HNF1α and that the loss-of-function mutation in the Hnfs1α leads to significant reduction in circulating CRP levels, we hypothesized that HNF1α can activate the Crp in CRF rats...
January 12, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330283/centriole-overduplication-is-the-predominant-mechanism-leading-to-centrosome-amplification-in-melanoma
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Ryan A Denu, Maria Shabbir, Minakshi Nihal, Chandra K Singh, B Jack Longley, Mark E Burkard, Nihal Ahmad
Centrosome amplification (CA) is common in cancer and can arise by centriole overduplication or by cell doubling events, including the failure of cell division and cell-cell fusion. To assess the relative contributions of these two mechanisms, the number of centrosomes with mature/mother centrioles was examined by immunofluorescence in a tissue microarray (TMA) of human melanomas and benign nevi (n=79 and 17, respectively). The centrosomal protein 170 (CEP170) was used to identify centrosomes with mature centrioles; this is expected to be present in most centrosomes with cell doubling, but on fewer centrosomes with overduplication...
January 12, 2018: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330215/mir-195-regulates-metabolism-in-failing-myocardium-via-alterations-in-sirt3-expression-and-mitochondrial-protein-acetylation
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Xiaokan Zhang, Ruiping Ji, Xianghai Liao, Estibaliz Castillero, Peter J Kennel, Danielle L Brunjes, Marcus Franz, Sven Möbius-Winkler, Konstantinos Drosatos, Isaac George, Emily I Chen, Paolo C Colombo, P Christian Schulze
Background -Heart failure (HF) leads to mitochondrial dysfunction and metabolic abnormalities of the failing myocardium coupled with an energy-depleted state and cardiac remodeling. The mitochondrial deacetylase sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) plays a pivotal role in the maintenance of mitochondrial function through regulating the mitochondrial acetylome. Interestingly, unique cardiac and systemic miRNAs have been shown to play an important role in cardiac remodeling by modulating key signaling elements in the myocardium...
January 12, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330153/heart-failure-in-pregnant-women-a-concern-across-the-pregnancy-continuum
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Mulubrhan F Mogos, Mariann R Piano, Barbara L McFarlin, Jason L Salemi, Kylea L Liese, Joan E Briller
BACKGROUND: Heart failure (HF) is a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States, but prevalence, correlates, and outcomes of HF-related hospitalization during antepartum, delivery, and postpartum periods remain unknown. The objective was to examine HF prevalence, correlates, and outcomes among pregnancy-related hospitalizations among women 13 to 49 years of age. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used the 2001 to 2011 Nationwide Inpatient Sample...
January 2018: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329993/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-four-patients-treated-by-leflunomide
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Valentin Coirier, Alain Lescoat, Céline Chabanne, Maxime Fournet, Guillaume Coiffier, Stéphane Jouneau, Elisabeth Polard, Patrick Jégo
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) is a rare disorder that can be drug-induced, mostly following treatment by appetite-suppressant drugs. We report four cases of patients who developed PAH following a treatment by leflunomide for rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis or undetermined connective tissue disease. All patients described a progressive dyspnea from grade II to IV of NYHA classification; clinical examination found signs of heart failure. PAH was finally diagnosed and confirmed by right heart catheterisation...
January 9, 2018: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329492/failure-to-confirm-high-blood-pressures-in-pediatric-care-quantifying-the-risks-of-misclassification
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Corinna Koebnick, Yasmina Mohan, Xia Li, Amy H Porter, Matthew F Daley, Gang Luo, Beatriz D Kuizon
Pediatric practice guidelines call for repeating an elevated office blood pressure (BP) at the same visit, but there are few data available to support this recommendation. We compared the visit results in children aged 3 to 17 years with a BP reading ≥95th percentile (n = 186 732) based on the initial BP and the mean of two BP readings, using electronic medical records from 2012-2015. Failure to repeat an initial BP reading ≥95th percentile would lead to a false "hypertensive" visit result in 54.1% of children who would require follow-up visits...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329420/pyrrolidine-dithiocarbamate-reverses-bcl-xl-mediated-apoptotic-resistance-to-doxorubicin-by-inducing-paraptosis
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Seok Soon Park, Dong Min Lee, Jun Hee Lim, Dongjoo Lee, Sang Jun Park, Hwan Myung Kim, Seonghyang Sohn, Gyesoon Yoon, Young Woo Eom, Seong-Yun Jeong, Eun Kyung Choi, Kyeong Sook Choi
Elevated Bcl-xL expression in cancer cells contributes to DOX resistance, leading to failure in chemotherapy. In addition, the clinical use of high-dose doxorubicin (DOX) in cancer therapy has been limited by issues with cardiotoxicity and hepatotoxicity. Here, we show that co-treatment with pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) attenuates DOX-induced apoptosis in Chang-L liver cells and human hepatocytes, but overcomes DOX resistance in Bcl-xL-overexpressing Chang-L cells and several hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines with high Bcl-xL expression...
January 10, 2018: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329412/lhx8-ablation-leads-to-massive-autophagy-of-mouse-oocytes-associated-with-dna-damage
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Emanuele Pelosi, Laura D'Ignazio, Marc Michel, Melissa Beyer, Kassimier Thompson, Antonino Forabosco, David Schlessinger
Following proliferation of oogonia in mammals, great numbers of germ cells are discarded, primarily by apoptosis, while the remainder form primordial follicles (the ovarian reserve) that determine fertility and reproductive lifespan. More massive, rapid, and essentially total loss of oocytes, however, occurs when the transcription factor Lhx8 is ablated-though the cause and mechanism of germ cell loss from the Lhx8-/- ovaries has been unknown. We found that Lhx8-/- ovaries maintain the same number of germ cells throughout embryonic development; rapid decrease in the pool of oocytes starts shortly before birth...
January 10, 2018: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329290/morc2b-is-essential-for-meiotic-progression-and-fertility
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Baolu Shi, Jiangyang Xue, Jian Zhou, Seth D Kasowitz, Yuanwei Zhang, Guanxiang Liang, Yongjuan Guan, Qinghua Shi, Mingxi Liu, Jiahao Sha, Xiaoyan Huang, P Jeremy Wang
The microrchidia (MORC) family proteins are chromatin-remodelling factors and function in diverse biological processes such as DNA damage response and transposon silencing. Here, we report that mouse Morc2b encodes a functional germ cell-specific member of the MORC protein family. Morc2b arose specifically in the rodent lineage through retrotransposition of Morc2a during evolution. Inactivation of Morc2b leads to meiotic arrest and sterility in both sexes. Morc2b-deficient spermatocytes and oocytes exhibit failures in chromosomal synapsis, blockades in meiotic recombination, and increased apoptosis...
January 12, 2018: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327779/locally-delivered-ethyl-2-5-dihydroxybenzoate-using-3d-printed-bone-implant-for-promotion-of-bone-regeneration-in-a-osteoporotic-animal-model
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B-J Kwon, G M Seon, M H Lee, M-A Koo, M S Kim, D Kim, J-J Han, D Kim, J Kim, J-C Park
Osteoporosis is a disease characterized by low bone mass, most commonly caused by an increase in bone resorption that is not matched by sufficient bone formation. The most common complications of postmenopausal osteoporosis are bone-related defects and fractures. Fracture healing is a multifactorial bone regeneration process, influenced by both biological and mechanical factors related to age, osteoporosis and stability of the osteosynthesis. During the treatment of bone defects in osteoporotic conditions, imbalanced bone remodeling is the leading cause for implant failure...
January 12, 2018: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327688/empirical-optimization-of-dft%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-u-and-hse-for-the-band-structure-of-zno
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Keshab Bashyal, Christopher K Pyles, Sajjad Afroosheh, Aneer Lamichhane, Alexey T Zayak
ZnO is a well-known wide band gap semiconductor with promising potential for applications in optoelectronics, transparent electronics, and spintronics. Computational simulations based on the density functional theory (DFT) play an important role in the research of ZnO, but the standard functionals, like Perdew-Burke-Erzenhof, result in largely underestimated values of the band gap and the binding energies of the Zn3d electrons. Methods like DFT  +  U and hybrid functionals are meant to remedy the weaknesses of plain DFT...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327616/nintedanib-for-the-treatment-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Francesco Varone, Giacomo Sgalla, Bruno Iovene, Teresa Bruni, Luca Richeldi
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) is an interstitial lung disease characterized by the progressive loss of pulmonary function, ultimately leading to respiratory failure and death. Two novel compounds, nintedanib and pirfenidone, have shown efficacy in reducing the rate of decline of lung function in IPF patients. The multiple tyrosine kinase inhibitor nintedanib has extensively being studied as a potential angiogenesis inhibitor in clinical against various neoplastic disorders. Afterwards, this compound was successfully tested in IPF...
January 12, 2018: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327391/molecular-phenotype-of-slc4a11-missense-mutants-setting-the-stage-for-personalized-medicine-in-corneal-dystrophies
#16
Kumari Alka, Joseph R Casey
SLC4A11 mutations cause cases of congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy (CHED), Harboyan syndrome (HS), and Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). Defective water reabsorption from corneal stroma by corneal endothelial cells (CECs) leads to these corneal dystrophies. SLC4A11, in the CEC basolateral membrane facilitates transmembrane movement of H2 O, NH3 and H+ -equivalents. Some SLC4A11 disease mutants have impaired folding, leading to a failure to move to the cell surface, which in some cases can be corrected by the drug, Glafenine...
January 11, 2018: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327353/increased-risk-of-congestive-heart-failure-in-patients-with-acetaminophen-poisoning-a-nationwide-cohort-study
#17
Wei-Sheng Chung, Cheng-Li Lin
Acetaminophen poisoning increases cytochrome P450 2E1 expression and reactive oxygen species production, which may lead to maladaptive myocardial remodeling and congestive heart failure (CHF). We conducted a nationwide cohort study to investigate the incidence and risk of CHF in patients with acetaminophen poisoning. We identified a cohort of adult patients with newly diagnosed acetaminophen poisoning in the inpatient claims of the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database for the 1998-2011 period...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Applied Toxicology: JAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327314/computational-modeling-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Angela W C Lee, Caroline Mendonca Costa, Marina Strocchi, Christopher A Rinaldi, Steven A Niederer
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an effective treatment for heart failure (HF) patients with an electrical substrate pathology causing ventricular dyssynchrony. However 40-50% of patients do not respond to treatment. Cardiac modeling of the electrophysiology, electromechanics, and hemodynamics of the heart has been used to study mechanisms behind HF pathology and CRT response. Recently, multi-scale dyssynchronous HF models have been used to study optimal device settings and optimal lead locations, investigate the underlying cardiac pathophysiology, as well as investigate emerging technologies proposed to treat cardiac dyssynchrony...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327111/the-role-of-the-endometrial-receptivity-array-era-in-patients-who-have-failed-euploid-embryo-transfers
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J Tan, A Kan, J Hitkari, B Taylor, N Tallon, G Warraich, A Yuzpe, G Nakhuda
PURPOSE: Endometrial receptivity issues represent a potential source of implantation failure. The aim of this study was to document our experience with the endometrial receptivity array (ERA) among patients with a history of euploid blastocyst implantation failure. We investigated whether the contribution of the endometrial factor could be identified with the ERA test and if actionable results can lead to improved outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed for 88 patients who underwent ERA testing between 2014 and 2017...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326381/b1a-b-cells-require-autophagy-for-metabolic-homeostasis-and-self-renewal
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Alexander J Clarke, Thomas Riffelmacher, Daniel Braas, Richard J Cornall, Anna Katharina Simon
Specific metabolic programs are activated by immune cells to fulfill their functional roles, which include adaptations to their microenvironment. B1 B cells are tissue-resident, innate-like B cells. They have many distinct properties, such as the capacity to self-renew and the ability to rapidly respond to a limited repertoire of epitopes. The metabolic pathways that support these functions are unknown. We show that B1 B cells are bioenergetically more active than B2 B cells, with higher rates of glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation, and depend on glycolysis...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Experimental Medicine
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