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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783071/mef2a-regulates-calpain-3-expression-in-l6-myoblasts
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Ronghua Wu, Jun Wang, Jian Yao, Zhangji Dong, Yan Liu, Mei Liu
Calpain 3 (Capn3), a skeletal muscle-specific member of the calpain family, executes some non-proteolytic functions besides its role as a Ca2+ -regulated proteolytic enzyme. Previously, we found that changes in Capn3 expression were linearly correlated with the degree of muscular atrophy following reversible sciatic nerve injury and that knockdown of Capn3 gene expression promoted myoblast differentiation. While the regulation of capn3 gene expression is interesting, transcriptional regulation of Capn3 is still unclear...
May 18, 2018: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782256/-radiofrequency-pulmonary-artery-ablation-for-treatment-of-residual-pulmonary-hypertension-after-pulmonary-endarterectomy
#2
A M CHernyavskiy, A G Edemskiy, N V Novikova, A B Romanov, S N Artemenko, B A Rudenko, A R Tarkova
OBJECTIVE: to assess the safety and efficiency of radiofrequency pulmonary artery ablation for treatment of residual pulmonary hypertension after pulmonary endarterectomy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Radiofrequency pulmonary artery denervation (PADN) was performed in 16 patients (10 men, mean age 39 years [26; 51]). Indication for PADN was mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) >25 mm Hg with absence of proximal pulmonary artery lesion according to computer tomography...
April 2018: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780124/hiv-dementia-with-a-decreased-cardiac-123-i-metaiodobenzylguanidine-uptake-masquerading-as-dementia-with-lewy-bodies
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Masanori Kurihara, Takuya Sasaki, Hiroyuki Ishiura, Shoji Tsuji
Cardiac 123 I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) scintigraphy is a promising biomarker for dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). However, we experienced a patient with cognitive decline, parkinsonism, and a decreased MIBG uptake who turned out to have HIV dementia. Normal dopamine transporter single-photon emission computed tomography reduced the possibility of comorbid Lewy body pathology causing the patient' s parkinsonism. The decreased MIBG uptake was most likely due to postganglionic sympathetic nerve denervation, which can also be caused by HIV...
May 18, 2018: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779124/confidenht%C3%A2-system-for-diagnostic-mapping-of-renal-nerves
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REVIEW
Costas Tsioufis, Kyriakos Dimitriadis, Panagiotis Tsioufis, Rafael Patras, Maria Papadoliopoulou, Zoi Petropoulou, Dimitris Konstantinidis, Dimitrios Tousoulis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To summarize the evidence regarding the distribution of renal nerves and their patterns of anatomic variations in animal and human settings. Moreover, the methodology and results of studies regarding renal nerve stimulation (RNS) in both preclinical and clinical models are presented. RECENT FINDINGS: There are differences regarding the number and the size of renal fibers, as well as their distance from the lumen in the diverse parts of the main renal arteries and the branches...
May 19, 2018: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774942/-progress-and-controversy-on-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-gastric-stump-cancer
#5
Zhidong Gao, Yongbai Li, Kewei Jiang, Yingjiang Ye, Shan Wang
Gastric stump cancer (GSC) is a carcinoma arising from the remnant stomach following gastric surgery for benign or malignant disease, and is more common in men. The risk of morbidity has an obvious time dependence. GSC incidence is likely to rise with lengthening of the initial operation interval. The GSC time interval after malignant disease is significantly shorter than that of benign disease. GSC etiologies mainly include duodenogastric reflux and denervation of the gastric mucosa resulting in the change of the gastric environment after gastrectomy and the Helicobacter pylori infection...
May 25, 2018: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774231/semaphorin3a-signaling-is-dispensable-for-motor-axon-reinnervation-of-the-adult-neuromuscular-junction
#6
Jennifer L Shadrach, Brian A Pierchala
The neuromuscular junction (NMJ) is a specialized synapse that is formed by motor axon innervation of skeletal muscle fibers. The maintenance of motor-muscle connectivity is critical for the preservation of muscle tone and generation of movement. Injury can induce a robust regenerative response in motor axons, but severe trauma or chronic denervation resulting from neurodegenerative disease typically leads to inefficient repair and poor functional recovery. The axon guidance molecule Semaphorin3A (Sema3A) has been implicated as a negative regulator of motor innervation...
May 2018: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772927/design-and-simulation-of-novel-laparoscopic-renal-denervation-system-a-feasibility-study
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Eunbi Ye, Jinhwan Baik, Seunghyun Lee, Seon Young Ryu, Sunchoel Yang, Eue-Keun Choi, Won Hoon Song, Hyeong Dong Yuk, Chang Wook Jeong, Sung-Min Park
PURPOSE: In this study, we propose a novel laparoscopy-based renal denervation (RDN) system for treating patients with resistant hypertension. In this feasibility study, we investigated whether our proposed surgical instrument can ablate renal nerves from outside of the renal artery safely and effectively and can overcome the depth-related limitations of the previous catheter-based system with less damage to the arterial walls. METHOD: We designed a looped bipolar electrosurgical instrument to be used with laparoscopy-based RDN system...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768943/early-reduced-behavioral-activity-induced-by-large-strokes-affects-the-efficiency-of-enriched-environment-in-rats
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Anna-Sophia Wahl, Eva Erlebach, Biagio Brattoli, Uta Büchler, Julia Kaiser, Benjamin V Ineichen, Alice C Mosberger, Shirin Schneeberger, Stefan Imobersteg, Martin Wieckhorst, Martina Stirn, Aileen Schroeter, Bjoern Ommer, Martin E Schwab
The majority of stroke patients develop post-stroke fatigue, a symptom which impairs motivation and diminishes the success of rehabilitative interventions. We show that large cortical strokes acutely reduce activity levels in rats for 1-2 weeks as a physiological response paralleled by signs of systemic inflammation. Rats were exposed early (1-2 weeks) or late (3-4 weeks after stroke) to an individually monitored enriched environment to stimulate self-controlled high-intensity sensorimotor training. A group of animals received Anti-Nogo antibodies for the first two weeks after stroke, a neuronal growth promoting immunotherapy already in clinical trials...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767748/glial-activation-and-central-synapse-loss-but-not-motoneuron-degeneration-are-prevented-by-the-sigma-1-receptor-agonist-pre-084-in-the-smn2b-mouse-model-of-spinal-muscular-atrophy
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Clàudia Cerveró, Alba Blasco, Olga Tarabal, Anna Casanovas, Lídia Piedrafita, Xavier Navarro, Josep E Esquerda, Jordi Calderó
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is characterized by the loss of α-motoneurons (MNs) with concomitant muscle denervation. MN excitability and vulnerability to disease are particularly regulated by cholinergic synaptic afferents (C-boutons), in which Sigma-1 receptor (Sig1R) is concentrated. Alterations in Sig1R have been associated with MN degeneration. Here, we investigated whether a chronic treatment with the Sig1R agonist PRE-084 was able to exert beneficial effects on SMA. We used a model of intermediate SMA, the Smn2B/- mouse, in which we performed a detailed characterization of the histopathological changes that occur throughout the disease...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765790/direct-posterior-bipolar-cervical-facet-radiofrequency-rhizotomy-a-simpler-and-safer-approach-to-denervate-the-facet-capsule
#10
Ovidiu Palea, Haroon M Andar, Ramon Lugo, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Radiofrequency cervical rhizotomy has been shown to be effective for the relief of chronic neck pain, whether it be due to soft tissue injury, cervical spondylosis, or post-cervical spine surgery. The target and technique have traditionally been taught using an oblique approach to the anterior lateral capsule of the cervical facet joint. The goal is to position the electrode at the proximal location of the recurrent branch after it leaves the exiting nerve root and loops back to the cervical facet joint. The standard oblique approach to the recurrent nerve requires the testing of both motor and sensory components to verify the correct position and ensure safety so as to not damage the slightly more anterior nerve root...
March 14, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765015/reduction-of-blood-pressure-following-after-renal-artery-adventitia-stripping-during-total-nephroureterectomy-potential-effect-of-renal-sympathetic-denervation
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Keisuke Okamura, Shunsuke Satou, Keita Setojima, Shinjiro Shono, Shigero Miyajima, Tatsu Ishii, Kazuyuki Shirai, Hidenori Urata
BACKGROUND Catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation has been reported to be effective for treatment resistance hypertension in Australia and Europe. However, in the blinded SYMPLICITY HTN-3 trial, renal denervation did not achieve a significant decrease in blood pressure (BP) in comparison to sham controls. There have been various discussions on the factors that influenced this result. CASE REPORT Two men on antihypertensive therapy underwent unilateral radical nephroureterectomy for cancer of the renal pelvis...
May 16, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764991/a-dgk%C3%AE-foxo-ubiquitin-proteolytic-axis-controls-fiber-size-during-skeletal-muscle-remodeling
#12
Jae-Sung You, Matthew S Dooley, Chan-Ran Kim, Eui-Jun Kim, Wei Xu, Craig A Goodman, Troy A Hornberger
Skeletal muscle rapidly remodels in response to various stresses, and the resulting changes in muscle mass profoundly influence our health and quality of life. We identified a diacylglycerol kinase ζ (DGKζ)-mediated pathway that regulated muscle mass during remodeling. During mechanical overload, DGKζ abundance was increased and required for effective hypertrophy. DGKζ not only augmented anabolic responses but also suppressed ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS)-dependent proteolysis. We found that DGKζ inhibited the transcription factor FoxO that promotes the induction of the UPS...
May 15, 2018: Science Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761608/effect-of-renal-denervation-on-coronary-flow-reserve-in-patients-with-resistant-hypertension
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Sebastian Völz, Bert Andersson, Charlotta Ljungman, Li-Ming Gan, Bengt Rundqvist, Sara Svedlund
Renal denervation (RDN) is a potential modality in the treatment of patients with resistant hypertension (RH) and has shown beneficial effect on a variety of cardiovascular surrogate markers. Coronary flow reserve, as assessed by transthoracic Doppler echocardiography (TDE-CFR) is impaired in patients with hypertension and is an independent predictor of cardiac morbidity. However, data on the effect of RDN on TDE-CFR are scarce. The main objective of this study was to assess the effect of RDN on TDE-CFR. Twenty-six consecutive patients with RH (9 female and 17 male; mean age 62 ± 8 years; mean number of antihypertensive drugs 4·2 ± 1·6) underwent bilateral RDN...
May 14, 2018: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760664/reduced-renal-mass-salt-sensitive-hypertension-is-resistant-to-renal-denervation
#14
Ionut Tudorancea, Thomas E Lohmeier, Barbara T Alexander, Dragos Pieptu, Dragomir N Serban, Radu Iliescu
Aim: Activation of the sympathetic nervous system is common in resistant hypertension (RHT) and also in chronic kidney disease (CKD), a prevalent condition among resistant hypertensives. However, renal nerve ablation lowers blood pressure (BP) only in some patients with RHT. The influence of loss of nephrons per se on the antihypertensive response to renal denervation (RDNx) is unclear and was the focus of this study. Methods: Systemic hemodynamics and sympathetically mediated low frequency oscillations of systolic BP were determined continuously from telemetrically acquired BP recordings in rats before and after surgical excision of ∼80% of renal mass and subsequent RDNx...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755905/a-case-of-neurotrophic-keratopathy-concomitant-to-brain-metastasis
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Chiara Bonzano, Elisabetta Bonzano, Carlo Alberto Cutolo, Riccardo Scotto, Carlo Enrico Traverso
We report a case of a 63-year-old Caucasian female referred to the cornea service of Clinica Oculistica with a neurotrophic corneal ulcer, decreased corneal sensitivity, absent corneal reflex, and decreased lacrimation. The medical record review was relevant for mastectomy and adjuvant therapy for breast cancer complicated by pontocerebellar angle metastasis. Eye patching and application of antibiotic and vitamin ointments were prescribed at first, without a significant improvement. Thus, treatment with autologous serum was started...
March 12, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752819/post-polio-syndrome-and-the-late-effects-of-poliomyelitis-part-1-pathogenesis-biomechanical-considerations-diagnosis-and-investigations
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REVIEW
Julian K Lo, Lawrence R Robinson
Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) is characterized by new muscle weakness and/or muscle fatigability that occurs many years following the initial poliomyelitis illness. There are many theories that exist on the pathogenesis of PPS, which remains incompletely understood. In contrast, the Late Effects of Poliomyelitis are often a consequence of biomechanical alterations that occur as a result of polio-related surgeries, musculoskeletal deformities or weakness. Osteoporosis and fractures of the polio-involved limbs are common...
May 12, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752703/effectiveness-of-renal-denervation-in-resistant-hypertension-a-meta-analysis-of-11-controlled-studies
#17
REVIEW
Marco Pappaccogli, Michele Covella, Elena Berra, Chiara Fulcheri, Silvia Di Monaco, Elisa Perlo, Jacopo Burrello, Silvia Monticone, Denis Rossato, Franco Rabbia, Franco Veglio
INTRODUCTION: Early uncontrolled studies reported large blood pressure reductions in subjects with resistant hypertension treated with renal denervation, however these results were not confirmed in several of the latest publications. AIM: The aim of the current study was to evaluate the effectiveness of RDN in controlled studies comparing RDN to either a sham procedure or to medical therapy. METHOD: Only controlled studies were included in the analysis...
May 11, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750731/movement-disorders-in-mitochondrial-disease-a-clinicopathological-correlation
#18
Irene H Flønes, Charalampos Tzoulis
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The scope of this review is to give an updated account of movement disorders associated with mitochondrial disease, with a particular focus on recently discovered clinicopathological correlations. RECENT FINDINGS: Movement disorders are common clinical manifestations of mitochondrial diseases, in part because of the high vulnerability of neurons controlling motor circuits to mitochondrial respiratory dysfunction and energy failure. Intriguingly, the clinicopathological correlations of movement disorders in mitochondrial disease do not always conform to established neurophysiological knowledge...
May 9, 2018: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746591/brown-adipose-tissue-plays-a-central-role-in-systemic-inflammation-induced-sleep-responses
#19
Éva Szentirmai, Levente Kapás
We previously identified brown adipose tissue (BAT) as a source of sleep-inducing signals. Pharmacological activation of BAT enhances sleep while sleep loss leads to increased BAT thermogenesis. Recovery sleep after sleep loss is diminished in mice that lack uncoupling protein 1 (UCP-1), and also in wild-type (WT) mice after sensory denervation of the BAT. Systemic inflammation greatly affects metabolism and the function of adipose tissue, and also induces characteristic sleep responses. We hypothesized that sleep responses to acute inflammation are mediated by BAT-derived signals...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744617/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-assessment-of-central-and-peripheral-vascular-function-in-patients-undergoing-renal-sympathetic-denervation-as-predictor-for-blood-pressure-response
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Karl Fengler, Karl-Philipp Rommel, Stephan Blazek, Maximilian Von Roeder, Christian Besler, Christian Lücke, Matthias Gutberlet, Jennifer Steeden, Michael Quail, Steffen Desch, Holger Thiele, Vivek Muthurangu, Philipp Lurz
BACKGROUND: Most trials regarding catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation (RDN) describe a proportion of patients without blood pressure response. Recently, we were able to show arterial stiffness, measured by invasive pulse wave velocity (IPWV), seems to be an excellent predictor for blood pressure response. However, given the invasiveness, IPWV is less suitable as a selection criterion for patients undergoing RDN. Consequently, we aimed to investigate the value of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) based measures of arterial stiffness in predicting the outcome of RDN compared to IPWV as reference...
May 9, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
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