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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334688/-guideline-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-asthma-guideline-of-the-german-respiratory-society-and-the-german-atemwegsliga-in-cooperation-with-the-paediatric-respiratory-society-and-the-austrian-society-of-pneumology
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R Buhl, R Bals, X Baur, D Berdel, C-P Criée, M Gappa, A Gillissen, T Greulich, P Haidl, E Hamelmann, P Kardos, K Kenn, L Klimek, S Korn, M Lommatzsch, H Magnussen, T Nicolai, D Nowak, O Pfaar, K F Rabe, J Riedler, T Ritz, K Schultz, A Schuster, T Spindler, C Taube, K Taube, C Vogelmeier, A von Leupold, F Wantke, S Weise, J Wildhaber, H Worth, A Zacharasiewicz
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December 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29296486/three-dimensional-side-view-endomicroscope-for-tracking-individual-cells-in-vivo
#2
Xiyu Duan, Haijun Li, Fa Wang, Xue Li, Kenn R Oldham, Thomas D Wang
We demonstrate a side-view endomicroscope using a monolithic 3-axis scanner placed in the post-objective position that performs either tilt or piston motion to achieve either optical scan angles >10° or large vertical displacements, respectively. This configuration allows for scaling down of instrument dimensions for high maneuverability and accurate positioning in vivo. Images exceeded either 700 × 600 μm2 in the horizontal plane or vertical depths of 200 μm. Resolution of 1.19 and 3.46 μm was obtained in the horizontal and oblique planes, respectively...
December 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295829/medication-therapy-management-after-hospitalization-in-ckd-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Katherine R Tuttle, Radica Z Alicic, Robert A Short, Joshua J Neumiller, Brian J Gates, Kenn B Daratha, Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, Sterling M McPherson, Naomi S Chaytor, Brad P Dieter, Stephen M Setter, Cynthia F Corbett
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: CKD is characterized by remarkably high hospitalization and readmission rates. Our study aim was to test a medication therapy management intervention to reduce subsequent acute care utilization. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS, & MEASUREMENTS: The CKD Medication Intervention Trial was a single-blind (investigators), randomized clinical trial conducted at Providence Health Care in Spokane, Washington. Patients with CKD stages 3-5 not treated by dialysis who were hospitalized for acute illness were recruited...
January 2, 2018: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: CJASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279706/metachronous-and-synchronous-occurrence-of-5-primary-malignancies-in-a-female-patient-between-1997-and-2013-a-case-report-with-germline-and-somatic-genetic-analysis
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Jenny Nyqvist, Fredrik Persson, Toshima Z Parris, Khalil Helou, Elisabeth Kenne Sarenmalm, Zakaria Einbeigi, Åke Borg, Per Karlsson, Anikó Kovács
The number of patients with multiple primary malignancies has been increasing steadily in recent years. In the present study, we describe a unique case of an 81-year-old woman with 5 metachronous and synchronous primary malignant neoplasms. The patient was first diagnosed with an endometrium adenocarcinoma in 1997 and a colon adenocarcinoma in 2002. Eleven years after her colon surgery, in 2013, the patient presented with 3 other primary malignancies within a 4-month time span: an invasive malignant melanoma on the lower leg, an invasive mucinous breast carcinoma in the right breast, and a pleomorphic spindle cell sarcoma on the left upper arm...
September 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233898/prophages-and-growth-dynamics-confound-experimental-results-with-antibiotic-tolerant-persister-cells
#5
Alexander Harms, Cinzia Fino, Michael A Sørensen, Szabolcs Semsey, Kenn Gerdes
Bacterial persisters are phenotypic variants that survive antibiotic treatment in a dormant state and can be formed by multiple pathways. We recently proposed that the second messenger (p)ppGpp drives Escherichia coli persister formation through protease Lon and activation of toxin-antitoxin (TA) modules. This model found considerable support among researchers studying persisters but also generated controversy as part of recent debates in the field. In this study, we therefore used our previous work as a model to critically examine common experimental procedures to understand and overcome the inconsistencies often observed between results of different laboratories...
December 12, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216678/-guideline-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-asthma-guideline-of-the-german-respiratory-society-and-the-german-atemwegsliga-in-cooperation-with-the-paediatric-respiratory-society-and-the-austrian-society-of-pneumology
#6
R Buhl, R Bals, X Baur, D Berdel, C-P Criée, M Gappa, A Gillissen, T Greulich, P Haidl, E Hamelmann, P Kardos, K Kenn, L Klimek, S Korn, M Lommatzsch, H Magnussen, T Nicolai, D Nowak, O Pfaar, K F Rabe, J Riedler, T Ritz, K Schultz, A Schuster, T Spindler, R C Taube, K Taube, C Vogelmeier, A von Leupold, F Wantke, S Weise, J Wildhaber, H Worth, A Zacharasiewicz
The present guideline is a new version and an update of the guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma, which replaces the previous version for german speaking countries from the year 2006. The wealth of new data on the pathophysiology and the phenotypes of asthma, and the expanded spectrum of diagnostic and therapeutic options necessitated a new version and an update. This guideline presents the current, evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma, for children and adolescents as well as for adults with asthma...
December 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206641/comparison-of-exercise-training-responses-in-copd-patients-with-and-without-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Inga Jarosch, Wolfgang Hitzl, Andreas Rembert Koczulla, Marion Wencker, Tobias Welte, Rainer Gloeckl, Sabina Janciauskiene, Klaus Kenn
BACKGROUND: The benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) on fatigue-resistant skeletal muscle fibre type I have been found to be smaller in COPD patients with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) than in those without AATD. Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) augmentation therapy was suggested as a potential factor of influence. Whether this finding mirrors different improvements in 6-min walk distance (6MWD) between both groups remains unknown. METHODS: 140 patients with AATD-related COPD (phenotype PiZZ, FEV1: 31 ± 8%pred...
September 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29196321/mt3-mmp-promotes-excitatory-synapse-formation-by-promoting-nogo-66-receptor-ectodomain-shedding
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Ricardo L Sanz, Gino B Ferraro, Johannes Kacervosky, Charleen Salesse, Elizabeth Gowing, Luyang Hua, Isabel Rambaldi, Francois Beaubien, Kenn Holmbeck, J F Cloutier, Martin Lévesque, Keith Murai, Alyson E Fournier
Cell surface molecules are dynamically regulated at the synapse to assemble and disassemble adhesive contacts that are important for synaptogenesis and for tuning synaptic transmission. Metalloproteinases dynamically regulate cellular behaviors through the processing of cell surface molecules. In the present study, we evaluated the role of membrane-type metalloproteinases (MT-MMPs) in excitatory synaptogenesis. We find that MT3-MMP and MT5-MMP are broadly expressed in the mouse cerebral cortex and that MT3-MMP loss-of-function interferes with excitatory synapse development in dissociated cortical neurons and in vivo We identify Nogo-66 receptor (NgR1) as an MT3-MMP substrate that is required for MT3-MMP-dependent synapse formation...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191193/adequacy-of-control-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-ambulatory-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-attending-diabetes-out-patients-clinic-at-a-county-hospital-kenya
#9
Mercy W Kimando, Frederick C F Otieno, Elijah N Ogola, Kenn Mutai
BACKGROUND: Type 2 diabetes is associated with substantial cardiovascular morbidity and mortality arising from the high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, dyslipidaemia, obesity, poor glycaemic control and albuminuria. Adequacy of control of these risk factors determines the frequency and outcome of cardiovascular events in the patients. Current clinical practice guidelines emphasize primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in type 2 diabetes. There is scarce data from the developing countries, Kenya included, on clinical care of patients with type 2 diabetes in the regions that are far away from tertiary health facilities...
December 1, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187641/vasopressin-stimulates-the-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-red-blood-cell-precursors-and-improves-recovery-from-anemia
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Balázs Mayer, Krisztián Németh, Miklós Krepuska, Vamsee D Myneni, Dragan Maric, John F Tisdale, Matthew M Hsieh, Naoya Uchida, Heon-Jin Lee, Michael J Nemeth, Kenn Holmbeck, Constance Tom Noguchi, Heather Rogers, Soumyadeep Dey, Arne Hansen, Jeffrey Hong, Ian Chow, Sharon Key, Ildikó Szalayova, Jerome Pagani, Károly Markó, Ian McClain-Caldwell, Lynn Vitale-Cross, W Scott Young, Michael J Brownstein, Éva Mezey
Arginine vasopressin (AVP) made by hypothalamic neurons is released into the circulation to stimulate water resorption by the kidneys and restore water balance after blood loss. Patients who lack this antidiuretic hormone suffer from central diabetes insipidus. We observed that many of these patients were anemic and asked whether AVP might play a role in red blood cell (RBC) production. We found that all three AVP receptors are expressed in human and mouse hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells. The AVPR1B appears to play the most important role in regulating erythropoiesis in both human and mouse cells...
November 29, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184593/cognitive-impairment-in-copd-should-cognitive-evaluation-be-part-of-respiratory-assessment
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Vasileios Andrianopoulos, Rainer Gloeckl, Ioannis Vogiatzis, Klaus Kenn
Cognitive impairment is highly prevalent in patients with COPD and demonstrates multiple detrimental effects on many aspects of patient state and therapeutic outcomes. It is attributed to several overlapping pathophysiological factors, with the most common being the low level of oxygen saturation due to respiratory insufficiency. Despite the impact of cognitive impairment on clinical outcomes, the screening for coexisting cognitive deficits which may interfere with the successful progress of respiratory treatment is yet neglected...
March 2017: Breathe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174382/methylated-flavonoids-as-anti-seizure-agents-naringenin-4-7-dimethyl-ether-attenuates-epileptic-seizures-in-zebrafish-and-mouse-models
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Daniëlle Copmans, Adriana M Orellana-Paucar, Gert Steurs, Yifan Zhang, Annelii Ny, Kenn Foubert, Vasiliki Exarchou, Aleksandra Siekierska, Youngju Kim, Wim De Borggraeve, Wim Dehaen, Luc Pieters, Peter A M de Witte
Epilepsy is a neurological disease that affects more than 70 million people worldwide and is characterized by the presence of spontaneous unprovoked recurrent seizures. Existing anti-seizure drugs (ASDs) have side effects and fail to control seizures in 30% of patients due to drug resistance. Hence, safer and more efficacious drugs are sorely needed. Flavonoids are polyphenolic structures naturally present in most plants and consumed daily with no adverse effects reported. These structures have shown activity in several seizure and epilepsy animal models through allosteric modulation of GABAA receptors, but also via potent anti-inflammatory action in the brain...
November 21, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163641/isolation-and-characterization-of-thermophilic-bacteria-from-jordanian-hot-springs-bacillus-licheniformis-and-thermomonas-hydrothermalis-isolates-as-potential-producers-of-thermostable-enzymes
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Balsam T Mohammad, Hala I Al Daghistani, Atef Jaouani, Saleh Abdel-Latif, Christian Kennes
The aim of this study was the isolation and characterization of thermophilic bacteria from hot springs in Jordan. Ten isolates were characterized by morphological, microscopic, biochemical, molecular, and physiological characteristics. Sequencing of the 16S rDNA of the isolates followed by BLAST search revealed that nine strains could be identified as Bacillus licheniformis and one isolate as Thermomonas hydrothermalis. This is the first report on the isolation of Thermomonas species from Jordanian hot springs...
2017: International Journal of Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161721/impact-of-nocturnal-noninvasive-ventilation-on-pulmonary-rehabilitation-in-patients-with-end-stage-lung-disease-awaiting-lung-transplantation
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Nikolaus Kneidinger, Rainer Gloeckl, Ursula Schönheit-Kenn, Katrin Milger, Wolfgang Hitzl, Jürgen Behr, Klaus Kenn
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary rehabilitation (PR) in patients awaiting lung transplantation is crucial to ensure a transplant benefit. However, PR in patients with end-stage lung disease treated with noninvasive ventilation (NIV) remains an area of uncertainty. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the potential benefit of PR in patients awaiting lung transplantation treated with NIV. METHODS: Patients awaiting lung transplantation who underwent comprehensive inpatient PR from 1998 to 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
November 21, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135646/foot-structure-and-function-in-habitually-barefoot-and-shod-adolescents-in-kenya
#15
Herje Aibast, Paul Okutoyi, Timothy Sigei, Walter Adero, Danny Chemjor, Neford Ongaro, Noriyuki Fuku, Kenn Konstabel, Carol Clark, Daniel E Lieberman, Yannis Pitsiladis
Habitually barefoot (HB) children from the Kalenjin tribe of Kenya are known for their high physical activity levels. To date, there has been no comprehensive assessment of foot structure and function in these highly active and HB children/adolescents and link with overuse injuries. PURPOSE: The aim of this research is to assess foot structure, foot function, injury and physical activity levels in Kenyan children and adolescents who are HB compared with those who were habitually shod (HS)...
November 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100391/gene-expression-information-improves-reliability-of-receptor-status-in-breast-cancer-patients
#16
Michael Kenn, Karin Schlangen, Dan Cacsire Castillo-Tong, Christian F Singer, Michael Cibena, Heinz Koelbl, Wolfgang Schreiner
Immunohistochemical (IHC) determination of receptor status in breast cancer patients is frequently inaccurate. Since it directs the choice of systemic therapy, it is essential to increase its reliability. We increase the validity of IHC receptor expression by additionally considering gene expression (GE) measurements. Crisp therapeutic decisions are based on IHC estimates, even if they are borderline reliable. We further improve decision quality by a responsibility function, defining a critical domain for gene expression...
September 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060339/an-extended-kalman-filter-with-inequality-constraints-for-real-time-detection-of-intradialytic-hypotension
#17
Sardar Ansari, Somayeh Molaei, Kenn Oldham, Michael Heung, Kevin R Ward, Kayvan Najarian
Intradialytic hypotension (IDH) is the most common complication of hemodialysis, affecting 15-50% of all dialysis sessions. Previously, we had presented a non-invasive Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) based sensor in the form of a ring to measure vascular tone and we showed that the morphology of the signal can be utilized to predict IDH. This paper presents an approach for analyzing the PVDF signal using extended Kalman filter (EKF) and a synthetic model that has previously been used to model the ECG signal with Gaussian functions...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048538/improvement-of-foxp3-stability-through-cns2-demethylation-by-tet-enzyme-induction-and-activation
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Kazue Someya, Hiroko Nakatsukasa, Minako Ito, Taisuke Kondo, Kenn-Ichi Tateda, Takashi Akanuma, Ikuko Koya, Tsukasa Sanosaka, Jun Kohyama, Yu-Ichi Tsukada, Takeji Takamura-Enya, Akihiko Yoshimura
Since induced regulatory T cells (iTregs) can be produced in a large quantity in vitro, these cells are expected to be clinically useful to induce immunological tolerance in various immunological diseases. Foxp3 (Forkhead box P3) expression in iTregs is, however, unstable due to the lack of demethylation of the CpG island in the conserved non-coding sequence 2 (CNS2) of the Foxp3 locus. To facilitate the demethylation of CNS2, we over-expressed the catalytic domain (CD) of the ten-eleven translocation (TET) protein, which catalyzes the steps of the iterative demethylation of 5-methylcytosine...
August 1, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032408/the-natural-history-of-depressive-symptoms-in-patients-with-incident-parkinson-s-disease-a-prospective-cohort-study
#19
Jan Petter Larsen, Ingvild Dalen, Kenn Freddy Pedersen, Ole-Bjørn Tysnes
Depression is common in patients with Parkinson disease and causes suffering and increased caregiver burden. A better understanding of depressive symptoms in Parkinson disease, their progression, and risk factors may, therefore, benefit management of these patients. The present study included 187 drug-naïve patients with incident PD and 166 controls from the population-based Norwegian ParkWest project. Depressive symptoms were examined with the Montgomery and Aasberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) at time of diagnosis and inclusion in the study and after 1, 3, 5, and 7 years of follow-up...
December 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027822/mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma-with-intraocular-and-orbital-involvement-case-presentation-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Kenn Freedman, Sudhir Shenoy
Primary ocular lymphomas are typically confined to either the eye or the orbit. Rarely, in immune-competent patients, lymphomas affect both the eye and the orbit simultaneously. Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphomas are the most common ocular lymphomas. They usually present primarily in the orbit but sometimes can present primarily in intraocular tissue. MALT lymphomas that occur initially in the uvea can sometimes spread to the adjacent orbit. We report a case of progressively enlarging MALT lymphoma in a 62-year-old immune-competent patient causing a severe mass effect in the orbit and simultaneously presenting with intraocular involvement...
October 13, 2017: Orbit
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