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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550472/salt-induced-na-k-atpase-%C3%AE-%C3%AE-expression-involves-soluble-adenylyl-cyclase-in-endothelial-cells
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Mirja Mewes, Johanna Nedele, Katrin Schelleckes, Olga Bondareva, Malte Lenders, Kristina Kusche-Vihrog, Hans-Joachim Schnittler, Stefan-Martin Brand, Boris Schmitz, Eva Brand
High dietary salt intake may lead to vascular stiffness, which predicts cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure, and myocardial and cerebral infarctions as well as renal impairment. The vascular endothelium is a primary target for deleterious salt effects leading to dysfunction and endothelial stiffness. We hypothesize that the Ca(2+)- and bicarbonate-activated soluble adenylyl cyclase (sAC) contributes to Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase expression regulation in vascular endothelial cells and is an important regulator of endothelial stiffness...
May 26, 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550350/recent-advances-in-the-study-of-immunodeficiency-and-dna-damage-response
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REVIEW
Tomohiro Morio
DNA breaks can be induced by exogenous stimuli or by endogenous stress, but are also generated during recombination of V, D, and J genes (V(D)J recombination), immunoglobulin class switch recombination (CSR). Among various DNA breaks generated, DNA double strand break (DSB) is the most deleterious one. DNA damage response (DDR) is initiated when DSBs are detected, leading to DNA break repair by non-homologous end joining (NHEJ). The process is critically important for the generation of diversity for foreign antigens; and failure to exert DNA repair leads to immunodeficiency such as severe combined immunodeficiency and hyper-IgM syndrome...
May 26, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550174/variability-in-coronary-artery-anatomy-affects-consistency-of-cardiac-damage-following-myocardial-infarction-in-mice
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Jiqiu Chen, Delaine K Ceholski, Lifan Liang, Kenneth Fish, Roger J Hajjar
Low reliability and reproducibility in heart failure models are well established. The purpose of the present study is to explore factors that affect model consistency of myocardial infarction (MI) in mice. METHODS: MI was induced by left coronary artery (LCA) ligation. The coronary artery was casted with resin and visualized with fluorescent imaging ex vivo. LCA characteristics and MI size were analyzed individually in each animal, and MI size was correlated with left ventricular (LV) function by echocardiography...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550086/the-iron-dependent-mitochondrial-superoxide-dismutase-soda-promotes-leishmania-virulence
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Bidyottam Mittra, Maria Fernanda Laranjeira-Silva, Danilo Ciccone Miguel, Juliana Perrone Bezerra de Menezes, Norma W Andrews
Leishmaniasis is one of the leading global neglected diseases, affecting millions of people worldwide. Leishmania infection depends on the ability of insect-transmitted metacyclic promastigotes to invade mammalian hosts, differentiate into amastigotes and replicate inside macrophages. To counter the hostile oxidative environment inside macrophages, these protozoans contain anti-oxidant systems that include iron-dependent superoxide dismutases (SODs) in mitochondria and glycosomes. Increasing evidence suggests that in addition to this protective role, Leishmania mitochondrial SOD may also initiate H2O2-mediated redox signaling that regulates gene expression and metabolic changes associated with differentiation into virulent forms...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550085/knockdown-of-sodium-calcium-exchanger-1-induces-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-kidney-epithelial-cells
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Sona Lakshme Balasubramaniam, Anilkumar Gopalakrishnapillai, Nicholas J Petrelli, Sonali P Barwe
Mesenchymal to epithelial transition (MET) and epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) are important processes in kidney development. Failure to undergo MET during development leads to the initiation of Wilms tumor (WT) whereas EMT contributes to the development of renal cell carcinomas (RCC). The role of calcium regulators in governing these processes is becoming evident. We demonstrated earlier that Na+/Ca2+ exchanger 1 (NCX1), a major calcium exporter in renal epithelial cells, regulates epithelial cell motility...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549989/overweight-in-elderly-people-induces-impaired-autophagy-in-skeletal-muscle
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Yaiza Potes, Beatriz de Luxán-Delgado, Susana Rodriguez-González, Marcela Rodrigues Moreira Guimarães, Juan J Solano, María Fernández-Fernández, Manuel Bermúdez, Jose A Boga, Ignacio Vega-Naredo, Ana Coto-Montes
Sarcopenia is the gradual loss of skeletal muscle mass, strength and quality associated with aging. Changes in body composition, especially in skeletal muscle and fat mass are crucial steps in the development of chronic diseases. We studied the effect of overweight on skeletal muscle tissue in elderly people without reaching obesity to prevent this extreme situation. Overweight induces a progressive protein breakdown reflected as a progressive withdrawal of anabolism against the promoted catabolic state leading to muscle wasting...
May 23, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549024/the-epidemiology-of-hospital-death-following-pediatric-severe-sepsis-when-why-and-how-children-with-sepsis-die
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Scott L Weiss, Fran Balamuth, Josey Hensley, Julie C Fitzgerald, Jenny Bush, Vinay M Nadkarni, Neal J Thomas, Mark Hall, Jennifer Muszynski
OBJECTIVE: The epidemiology of in-hospital death after pediatric sepsis has not been well characterized. We investigated the timing, cause, mode, and attribution of death in children with severe sepsis, hypothesizing that refractory shock leading to early death is rare in the current era. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study. SETTING: Emergency departments and ICUs at two academic children's hospitals. PATIENTS: Seventy-nine patients less than 18 years old treated for severe sepsis/septic shock in 2012-2013 who died prior to hospital discharge...
May 25, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548693/hemodynamic-impact-of-the-c-pulse-cardiac-support-device-a-one-dimensional-arterial-model-study
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Daimé Campos Arias, Francisco Londono, Tania Rodríguez Moliner, Dimitrios Georgakopoulos, Nikos Stergiopulos, Patrick Segers
The C-Pulse is a novel extra-aortic counter-pulsation device to unload the heart in patients with heart failure. Its impact on overall hemodynamics, however, is not fully understood. In this study, the function of the C-Pulse heart assist system is implemented in a one-dimensional (1-D) model of the arterial tree, and central and peripheral pressure and flow waveforms with the C-Pulse turned on and off were simulated. The results were studied using wave intensity analysis and compared with in vivo data measured non-invasively in three patients with heart failure and with invasive data measured in a large animal (pig)...
May 26, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548247/market-for-artemether-lumefantrine-to-treat-childhood-malaria-in-a-district-of-southern-mozambique
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Sergi Alonso, Khátia Munguambe, Elisa Sicuri
Malaria is one of the leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa. Artemisinin-based combination therapies are used as first-line treatment drugs, but their market is far from competitive. Market failures include limited availability, low quality, lack of information, and high costs of access. We estimated the theoretical demand for one of the most common artemisinin-based combination therapies, artemether-lumefantrine (AL), and its determinants among caregivers of children with malaria seeking care at public health facilities, thus, entitled to receive drugs for free, in southern Mozambique (year 2012)...
May 26, 2017: Health Economics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548229/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-the-heart-the-insights-into-mechanisms-and-drug-targets
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REVIEW
Shunyao Wang, Pablo Binder, Qiru Fang, Zhenzhong Wang, Wei Xiao, Wei Liu, Xin Wang
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) serves several essential cellular functions including protein synthesis, protein folding, protein translocation, calcium homoeostasis and lipid biosynthesis. Physiological or pathological stimuli which disrupt ER homoeostasis and disturb its functions lead to an accumulation of misfolded and unfolded proteins, a condition referred to as ER stress. ER stress triggers unfolded protein response (UPR) to restore the homoeostasis of ER through activating transcriptional and translational pathways...
May 26, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548204/endovascular-treatment-for-ruptured-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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REVIEW
Stephen Badger, Rachel Forster, Paul H Blair, Peter Ellis, Frank Kee, Denis W Harkin
BACKGROUND: An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) (pathological enlargement of the aorta) is a condition that can occur as a person ages. It is most commonly seen in men older than 65 years of age. Progressive aneurysm enlargement can lead to rupture and massive internal bleeding, which is fatal unless timely repair can be achieved. Despite improvements in perioperative care, mortality remains high (approximately 50%) after conventional open surgical repair. Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR), a minimally invasive technique, has been shown to reduce early morbidity and mortality as compared to conventional open surgery for planned AAA repair...
May 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547809/treatment-of-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-by-microscopic-unilateral-laminectomy-for-bilateral-decompression-a-technical-note
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Kevin Phan, Ian Teng, Konrad Schultz, Ralph J Mobbs
Lumbar spinal stenosis is typically a degenerative condition that leads to compression of the spinal canal and lateral recess, resulting in leg pain and walking disability. Surgical management is indicated after failure of non-surgical management or rapidly worsening neurological impairment. The traditional approach is a laminectomy with foraminotomy and partial facetectomy but a newer minimally invasive option, unilateral laminectomy for bilateral decompression (ULBD), seems to demonstrate the better postoperative outcomes due to its unilateral exposure...
May 26, 2017: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546955/biofabrication-and-biomaterials-for-urinary-tract-reconstruction
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REVIEW
Moustafa M Elsawy, Achala de Mel
Reconstructive urologists are constantly facing diverse and complex pathologies that require structural and functional restoration of urinary organs. There is always a demand for a biocompatible material to repair or substitute the urinary tract instead of using patient's autologous tissues with its associated morbidity. Biomimetic approaches are tissue-engineering tactics aiming to tailor the material physical and biological properties to behave physiologically similar to the urinary system. This review highlights the different strategies to mimic urinary tissues including modifications in structure, surface chemistry, and cellular response of a range of biological and synthetic materials...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546860/predictors-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-in-adult-patients-on-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-an-observational-cohort-study
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Alexander Fletcher Sandersjöö, Jiri Bartek, Eric Peter Thelin, Anders Eriksson, Adrian Elmi-Terander, Mikael Broman, Bo-Michael Bellander
BACKGROUND: Intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is a recognized complication of adults treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and is associated with increased morbidity and mortality. However, the predictors of ICH in this patient category are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of ICH in ECMO-treated adult patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of adult patients (≥18 years) treated with ECMO at the Karolinska University Hospital (Stockholm, Sweden) between September 2005 and June 2016, excluding patients with ICH upon admission or those who were treated with ECMO for less than 12 h...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546764/optimal-management-of-primary-focal-segmental-glomerulosclerosis-in-adults
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REVIEW
Séverine Beaudreuil, Hans Kristian Lorenzo, Michele Elias, Erika Nnang Obada, Bernard Charpentier, Antoine Durrbach
Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) is a frequent glomerular kidney disease that is revealed by proteinuria or even nephrotic syndrome. A diagnosis can be established from a kidney biopsy that shows focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis. This histopathological lesion may be caused by a primary podocyte injury (idiopathic FSGS) but is also associated with other pathologies (secondary FSGS). The first-line treatment for idiopathic FSGS with nephrotic syndrome is a prolonged course of corticosteroids. However, steroid resistance or steroid dependence is frequent, and despite intensified immunosuppressive treatment, FSGS can lead to end-stage renal failure...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology and Renovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546646/canaries-in-a-coal-mine-what-the-killings-of-journalists-tell-us-about-future-repression
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Anita R Gohdes, Sabine C Carey
An independent press that is free from government censorship is regarded as instrumental to ensuring human rights protection. Yet governments across the globe often target journalists when their reports seem to offend them or contradict their policies. Can the government's infringements of the rights of journalists tell us anything about its wider human rights agenda? The killing of a journalist is a sign of deteriorating respect for human rights. If a government orders the killing of a journalist, it is willing to use extreme measures to eliminate the threat posed by the uncontrolled flow of information...
March 2017: Journal of Peace Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546530/quotidian-high-spiking-fevers-in-adult-still-s-disease
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Jessica L Feuerstein, David E Klein, Mark A Mikhitarian, Anuj Mehta
BACKGROUND Adult Still's disease (ASD) is a rare systemic inflammatory condition, which commonly presents with the triad of quotidian fevers, rash, and non-specific rheumatologic symptoms such as myalgia and arthralgia. The etiology and pathogenesis are poorly understood and both the clinical presentation and laboratory data are typically nonspecific. As such, the presentation is often confused with infection, other autoimmune processes, and malignancy. CASE REPORT We present a case of a 29-year-old Hispanic female who presented with fever, sore throat, myalgia, and shortness of breath...
May 26, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546456/electrocardiographic-predictors-of-heart-failure-with-reduced-versus-preserved-ejection-fraction-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Wesley T O'Neal, Matylda Mazur, Alain G Bertoni, David A Bluemke, Mouaz H Al-Mallah, Joao A C Lima, Dalane Kitzman, Elsayed Z Soliman
BACKGROUND: Several markers detected on the routine 12-lead ECG are associated with future heart failure events. We examined whether these markers are able to separate the risk of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) from heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). METHODS AND RESULTS: We analyzed data of 6664 participants (53% female; mean age 62±10 years) from MESA (Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) who were free of cardiovascular disease at baseline (2000-2002)...
May 25, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546110/hypoxia-driven-glycation-mechanisms-and-therapeutic-opportunities
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REVIEW
Mohammad Imran Khan, Suvasmita Rath, Vaqar Mustafa Adhami, Hasan Mukhtar
Tumor masses are deprived of oxygen and characterized by enhanced glucose uptake followed by glycolysis. Elevated glucose levels induce non-enzymatic glycosylation or glycation of proteins which leads to accumulation of advanced glycation end products (AGE). These AGE molecules bind to their respective receptors called the receptor for advanced glycation end products (RAGE) and initiate several aberrant signaling pathways leading to onset of diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer's, atherosclerosis, heart failure and cancer...
May 22, 2017: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545956/comparison-of-particle-beam-therapy-and-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-for-early-stage-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-hypothesis-generating-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Alexander Chi, Haiquan Chen, Sijin Wen, Haijuan Yan, Zhongxing Liao
PURPOSE: To assess hypo-fractionated particle beam therapy (PBT)'s efficacy relative to that of photon stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) for early stage (ES) non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS: Eligible studies were identified through extensive searches of the PubMed, Medline, Google-scholar, and Cochrane library databases from 2000 to 2016. Original English publications of ES NSCLC were included. A meta-analysis was performed to compare the survival outcome, toxicity profile, and patterns of failure following each treatment...
May 22, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
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