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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822669/left-ventricular-lead-position-guided-by-parametric-strain-echocardiography-improves-response-to-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Donato Mele, Marianna Nardozza, Michele Malagù, Emanuela Leonetti, Cristina Fragale, Antonio Rondinella, Roberto Ferrari, Matteo Bertini
BACKGROUND: There is still a significant proportion of patients with heart failure who fail to improve after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). The investigators used parametric two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography with polar plots of the amplitude and timing of left ventricular (LV) longitudinal strain to guide implantation of the LV lead, with the aim of increasing CRT response. METHODS: Sixty-four patients who underwent LV lead implantation guided by two-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (study group) and 64 patients treated with standard CRT implantation (control group) were retrospectively analyzed in this study...
August 16, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822336/cesium-sorption-reversibility-and-kinetics-on-illite-montmorillonite-and-kaolinite
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Chad B Durrant, James D Begg, Annie B Kersting, Mavrik Zavarin
Understanding sorption and desorption processes is essential to predicting the mobility of radionuclides in the environment. We investigate adsorption/desorption of cesium in both binary (Cs+one mineral) and ternary (Cs+two minerals) experiments to study component additivity and sorption reversibility over long time periods (500days). Binary Cs sorption experiments were performed with illite, montmorillonite, and kaolinite in a 5mM NaCl/0.7mM NaHCO3 solution (pH8) and Cs concentration range of 10(-3) to 10(-11)M...
August 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822119/five-questions-answered-a-review-of-autologous-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Harold L Atkins, Mark S Freedman
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is thought to be an autoimmune disease targeting the central nervous system leading to demyelination, and axonal and neuronal damage, resulting in progressive disability. More intensive therapies such as immunodepletion with hematopoietic stem-cell rescue are being used at a time prior to patients becoming irreversibly disabled. Over the last 15 years, there has been a shift away from using autologous hematopoietic stem-cell transplants (aHSCT) to treat patients with progressive MS, towards treating those with active inflammation and relapses...
August 18, 2017: Neurotherapeutics: the Journal of the American Society for Experimental NeuroTherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821664/differential-desensitization-observed-at-multiple-effectors-of-somatic-mu-opioid-receptors-underlies-sustained-agonist-mediated-inhibition-of-proopiomelanocortin-neuron-activity
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Philip D Fox, Shane T Hentges
Activation of somatic mu opioid receptors (MORs) in hypothalamic proopiomelanocortin (POMC) neurons leads to the activation of G-protein-coupled inward rectifier potassium (GIRK) channels and hyperpolarization, but in response to continued signaling, MORs undergo acute desensitization resulting in robust reduction in the peak GIRK current after minutes of agonist exposure. We hypothesized that the attenuation of the GIRK current would lead to a recovery of neuronal excitability whereby desensitization of the receptor would lead to a new steady-state of POMC neuron activity reflecting the sustained GIRK current observed after the initial decline from peak with continued agonist exposure...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821083/vapor-sensing-with-color-tunable-multilayered-coatings-of-cellulose-nanocrystals
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Yu Zhao, Guizhi Gao, Dagang Liu, Donglin Tian, Yinyan Zhu, Yu Chang
Colloidal cellulose nanocrystals were LBL deposited to form firmly-stacked optical coatings in which the nanorods regulated their head-to-tail association and aligned in the axial-centrifuged direction. The periodically transition from blue to orange of reflected colors was tunable via deposition layer adjustment. While the sensing coating was exposed to vapors of NH3(.)H2O, H2O, HCl and HAc, respectively, the color variation in the response process was irreversible at room temperature and highly dependent on vapor diffusion and chemical interface interaction...
October 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820649/targets-of-neuroprotection-in-glaucoma
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Shaoqing He, Dorota L Stankowska, Dorette Z Ellis, Raghu R Krishnamoorthy, Thomas Yorio
Progressive neurodegeneration of the optic nerve and the loss of retinal ganglion cells is a hallmark of glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide, with primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) being the most frequent form of glaucoma in the Western world. While some genetic mutations have been identified for some glaucomas, those associated with POAG are limited and for most POAG patients, the etiology is still unclear. Unfortunately, treatment of this neurodegenerative disease and other retinal degenerative diseases is lacking...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820265/pressure-induced-polymerization-and-disproportionation-of-li2c2-accompanied-with-irreversible-conductivity-enhancement
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Lijuan Wang, Xiao Dong, Yajie Wang, Haiyan Zheng, Kuo Li, Xing Peng, Ho-Kwang Mao, Changqing Jin, Yufei Meng, Mingquan Huang, Zhisheng Zhao
Li2C2 has the highest theoretical capacity (1400mA•h•g-1) as the electrode material for Li-ion battery, but suffers from low conductivity. Here we found under external pressure its conductivity was irreversibly enhanced by 10^9-fold. To explain that, we performed X-ray diffraction, Raman, IR, Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry and theoretical investigations under external pressure. We found the C22- anions approached to each other and polymerized upon compression, which is responsible for the irreversible enhancement of conductivity...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820242/expanding-the-scope-of-ligand-substitution-from-m-s2c2ph2-m-ni-2-pd-2-pt-2-to-afford-new-heteroleptic-dithiolene-complexes
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Antony Obanda, Kristina Martinez, Russell H Schmehl, Joel T Mague, Igor V Rubtsov, Samantha N MacMillan, Kyle M Lancaster, Stephen Sproules, James P Donahue
The scope of direct substitution of the dithiolene ligand from [M(S2C2Ph2)2] [M = Ni(2+) (1), Pd(2+) (2), Pt(2+) (3)] to produce heteroleptic species [M(S2C2Ph2)2Ln] (n = 1, 2) has been broadened to include isonitriles and dithiooxamides in addition to phosphines and diimines. Collective observations regarding ligands that cleanly produce [M(S2C2Ph2)Ln], do not react at all, or lead to ill-defined decomposition identify soft σ donors as the ligand type capable of dithiolene substitution. Substitution of MeNC from [Ni(S2C2Ph2)(CNMe)2] by L provides access to a variety of heteroleptic dithiolene complexes not accessible from 1...
August 18, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820199/tuning-the-copper-ii-coordination-properties-of-cyclam-by-subtle-chemical-modifications
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Nathalie Camus, Nathalie Le Bris, Selbi Nuryyeva, Matthieu Chessé, David Esteban-Gómez, Carlos Platas-Iglesias, Raphaël Tripier, Mourad Elhabiri
The acid-base and copper(ii) coordination properties of three previously described cyclam derivatives are reported. Potentiometry, mass spectrometry, UV-vis absorption spectroscopy, electrochemistry and theoretical calculations were combined to investigate the protonation and binding properties of Bn-cyclam-EtOH (L1), oxo-cyclam-EtOH (L2) and oxo-Bn-cyclam-EtOH (L3). These three cyclams are C-functionalized by a hydroxyethyl pendant arm and display either one N-benzyl group and/or an amide replacing one macrocyclic secondary amine...
August 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820177/simple-%C3%AE-lactones-are-potent-irreversible-antagonists-for-strigolactone-receptors
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Haibo Xiang, Ruifeng Yao, Tianfei Quan, Fei Wang, Li Chen, Xiaoxi Du, Wenhao Zhang, Haiteng Deng, Daoxin Xie, Tuoping Luo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 18, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820047/reversal-of-spinal-cord-ischemia-following-endovascular-thoracic-aortic-aneurysm-repair-with-hyperbaric-oxygen-and-therapeutic-hypothermia
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Emmanuel Urquieta, Joseph Varon, Peter H Lin
BACKGROUND: Neurological adverse events with spinal cord ischemia (SCI) remain one of the most feared complications in patients undergoing thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR). These patients can develop irreversible paraplegia with lifelong consequences with physical and psychological agony. CASE PRESENTATION: We herein present a patient who developed SCI with bilateral lower leg paraplegia on the third postoperative day following TEVAR. Spinal catheter was inserted for spinal fluid drainage...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819917/polyglandular-autoimmune-syndromes
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REVIEW
G J Kahaly, L Frommer
BACKGROUND: In recent years, scientific knowledge pertaining to the rare ORPHAN polyglandular autoimmune syndrome (registered code ORPHA 282196) has accumulated. OBJECTIVE: To offer current demographic, clinical, serological and immunogenic data on PAS. METHODS: Review of the pertinent and current literature. RESULTS: Polyglandular autoimmune syndromes (PAS) are multifactorial diseases with at least two coexisting autoimmune-mediated endocrinopathies...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819888/paraquat-induced-movement-disorder-in-relation-to-oxidative-stress-mediated-neurodegeneration-in-the-brain-of-drosophila-melanogaster
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S Niveditha, S R Ramesh, T Shivanandappa
Exposure to pesticides like paraquat (PQ) is considered as a risk factor for Parkinson's disease (PD). PQ has been shown to induce PD-like phenotype in experimental animals. Drosophila, a valuable laboratory model organism, is widely used to study neurodegenerative disorders including PD. The acute (single dose) PQ model of PD in Drosophila is associated with high mortality as well as reversibility of locomotor deficits and, therefore, does not replicate the disease phenotype. We have investigated the relevance of the acute and multiple (sublethal) dose of PQ to induce PD-like symptoms in Drosophila and shown that multiple-dose of PQ induces irreversible locomotor impairment without significant mortality...
August 18, 2017: Neurochemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819672/folding-sticky-elastica-dynamics-and-reversibility-of-folds-in-langmuir-monolayers
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L C Foucard, J M Eaton, M Dennin, Alex J Levine
Lipid monolayers at the air/water interface are often subject to large mechanical stresses when compressed laterally. For large enough compression they fold in the out-of-plane direction to relax stress. The repetitive folding and unfolding of lung surfactant monolayers during breathing plays a critical role in conserving monolayer material at the air/water interface lining the lung. Although the mechanisms behind the folding have been explored recently, relatively little information exists regarding the implications of folding dynamics on the long-term stability of the monolayer...
August 18, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819514/-fortuitous-detection-of-composite-heterozygous-s-c-sickle-cell-disease
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Asmâa Biaz, Maroua Neji, Yousra Ajhoun, Samira El Machtani Idrissi, Abdellah Dami, Karim Reda, Zohra Ouzzif, Sanae Bouhsain
Composite S/C sickle cell disease accounts for 20%-30% of major sickle cell syndromes. We report a case of fortuitous detection of composite heterozygous S/C sickle cell disease in the context of retinal detachment. The patient had been hospitalized in the Department of Ophthalmology for treatment-resistant decreased visual acuity detected 06 months before. The patient's clinical history was marked by total hip replacement (THR) twelve years before. Our study highlights the wide clinical variability of sickle cell disease underlying the importance of early screening and adapted clinical monitoring of patients at-risk, in order to avoid its evolution toward irreversible organic sequelae such as sickle cell retinopathy...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819138/cooperative-interaction-of-bmp-signalling-and-foxn1-gene-dosage-determines-the-size-of-the-functionally-active-thymic-epithelial-compartment
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Jeremy B Swann, Brigitte Krauth, Christiane Happe, Thomas Boehm
Thymopoiesis strictly depends on the function of the Foxn1 transcription factor that is expressed in the thymic epithelium. During embryonic development, initial expression of the Foxn1 gene is induced in the pharyngeal endoderm by mesenchyme-derived BMP4 signals. Here, by engineering a time-delayed feedback system of BMP inhibition in mouse embryos, we demonstrate that thymopoiesis irreversibly fails if Foxn1 gene expression does not occur during a defining time span in mid-gestation. We also reveal an epistatic interaction between the extent of BMP signalling and the gene dosage of Foxn1...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817980/pathways-to-pulmonary-hypertension-in-sickle-cell-disease-the-search-for-prevention-and-early-intervention
#17
Natalie R Shilo, Claudia R Morris
Pulmonary hypertension (PH) develops in a significant number of patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), resulting in increased morbidity and mortality. This review focuses on PH pathophysiology, risk stratification, and new recommendations for screening and treatment for patients with SCD. Areas covered: An extensive PubMed literature search was performed. While the pathophysiology of PH in SCD is yet to be fully deciphered, it is known that the etiology is multifactorial; hemolysis, hypercoagulability, hypoxemia, ischemic-reperfusion injury, oxidative stress, and genetic susceptibility all contribute in varying degrees to endothelial dysfunction...
August 18, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817909/re-irreversible-electroporation-of-small-renal-masses-suboptimal-oncologic-efficacy-in-an-early-series
#18
M Pilar Laguna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816580/cardioprotective-effects-of-a-phlorotannin-extract-against-doxorubicin-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-a-rat-model
#19
Hyo-Suk Ahn, Dong-Hyeon Lee, Tae-Jung Kim, Hyeon-Cheol Shin, Hui-Kyung Jeon
Long-term therapy with doxorubicin (DOX) is associated with high incidence of cumulative and irreversible dilated cardiomyopathy. The goal of this study was to evaluate the cardioprotective effects and safety of a phlorotannin extract from a brown algae Ecklonia cava (Seapolynol™, SPN) against DOX-induced cardiotoxicity in a rat model. A total of 42 rats were divided into six groups: control, low-dose SPN (LDS), high-dose SPN (HDS), DOX, DOX with low-dose SPN (DOX+LDS), and DOX with high-dose SPN (DOX+HDS)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816506/inhibition-of-monoacylglycerol-lipase-another-signalling-pathway-for-potential-therapeutic-targets-in-migraine
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Rosaria Greco, Chiara Demartini, Anna Maria Zanaboni, Laura Berliocchi, Daniele Piomelli, Cristina Tassorelli
Background Drugs that modulate endocannabinoid signalling are effective in reducing nociception in animal models of pain and may be of value in the treatment of migraine. Methods We investigated the anti-nociceptive effects of inhibition of monoacylglycerol lipase (MGL), a key enzyme in the hydrolysis of the 2-arachidonoylglycerol, in a rat model of migraine based on nitroglycerin (NTG) administration. We evaluated c-fos expression in specific brain areas and nociceptive behavior in trigeminal and extra-trigeminal body areas...
January 1, 2017: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
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