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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431436/enhanced-tearing-by-electrical-stimulation-of-the-anterior-ethmoid-nerve
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Mark Brinton, Andrea L Kossler, Zara M Patel, James Loudin, Manfred Franke, Christopher N Ta, Daniel Palanker
Purpose: Electrical neurostimulation enhances tear secretion, and can be applied to treatment of dry eye disease. Using a chronic implant, we evaluate the effects of stimulating the anterior ethmoid nerve on the aqueous, lipid, and protein content of secreted tears. Methods: Neurostimulators were implanted beneath the nasal mucosa in 13 New Zealand white rabbits. Stimulations (2.3-2.8 mA pulses of 75-875 μs in duration repeated at 30-100 Hz for 3 minutes) were performed daily, for 3 weeks to measure changes in tear volume (Schirmer test), osmolarity (TearLab osmometer), lipid (Oil-Red-O staining), and protein (BCA assay, mass spectrometry)...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430937/high-sugar-but-not-high-fat-food-activates-supraoptic-oxytocin-neurones-in-the-male-rat
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Catherine Hume, Nancy Sabatier, John Menzies
Oxytocin is a potent anorexigen and is believed to have a role in satiety signalling. We developed rat models to study the activity of oxytocin neurones in response to voluntary consumption or oral gavage of foods using c-Fos immunohistochemistry and in vivo electrophysiology.Using c-Fos expression as an indirect marker of neural activation, we showed that the percentage of magnocellular oxytocin neurones expressing c-Fos increased with voluntary consumption of sweetened condensed milk (SCM). To model the effect of food in the stomach, we gavaged anaesthetised rats with SCM...
April 19, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427825/molecular-mechanisms-of-the-yeast-adaptive-response-and-tolerance-to-stresses-encountered-during-ethanol-fermentation
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Choowong Auesukaree
During ethanol fermentation, yeast cells encounter various stresses including sugar substrates-induced high osmolarity, increased ethanol concentration, oxygen metabolism-derived reactive oxygen species (ROS), and elevated temperature. To cope with these fermentation-associated stresses, appropriate adaptive responses are required to prevent stress-induced cellular dysfunctions and to acquire stress tolerances. This review will focus on the cellular effects of these stresses, molecular basis of the adaptive response to each stress, and the cellular mechanisms contributing to stress tolerance...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424671/functional-characterization-and-conditional-regulation-of-the-type-vi-secretion-system-in-vibrio-fluvialis
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Yuanming Huang, Pengcheng Du, Meng Zhao, Wei Liu, Yu Du, Baowei Diao, Jie Li, Biao Kan, Weili Liang
Vibrio fluvialis is an emerging foodborne pathogen of increasing public health concern. The mechanism(s) that contribute to the bacterial survival and disease are still poorly understood. In other bacterial species, type VI secretion systems (T6SSs) are known to contribute to bacterial pathogenicity by exerting toxic effects on host cells or competing bacterial species. In this study, we characterized the genetic organization and prevalence of two T6SS gene clusters (VflT6SS1 and VflT6SS2) in V. fluvialis. VflT6SS2 harbors three "orphan" hcp-vgrG modules and was more prevalent than VflT6SS1 in our isolates...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421628/comparison-of-the-nephrotoxic-effects-of-iodixanol-versus-iohexol-in-patients-with-chronic-heart-failure-undergoing-coronary-angiography-or-angioplasty
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Tao Song, Min Song, Zhiming Ge, Yong Li, Peimiao Shi, Menghan Sun
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this clinical trial is to compare iodixanol with iohexol for the incidence of contrast-induced nephropathy in patients with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction who are currently undergoing coronary angiography or angioplasty. METHODS: The clinical trial included 220 consecutive patients with chronic heart failure with reduced ejection fraction undergoing coronary angiography or angioplasty. Study participants were administered either iodixanol (n = 110) or iohexol (n = 110)...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417586/icu-mortality-is-increased-with-high-admission-serum-osmolarity-in-all-patients-other-than-those-admitted-with-pulmonary-diseases-and-hypoxia
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Shailesh Bihari, Shivesh Prakash, Sandra L Peake, Michael Bailey, David Pilcher, Andrew Bersten
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: High serum osmolarity has been shown to be lung protective. There is lack of clinical studies evaluating the impact on outcomes such as mortality. We aimed to examine the effect of serum osmolarity on intensive care unit (ICU) mortality in critically ill patients METHODS: Data from January 2000 to December 2012 was accessed using the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS) Clinical Outcomes and Resource Evaluation (CORE) database. A total of 509 180 patients were included...
April 17, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399019/pathophysiology-and-implications-of-intradialytic-hypertension
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Peter Noel Van Buren
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Intradialytic hypertension occurs regularly in 10--15% of hemodialysis patients. A large observational study recently showed that intradialytic hypertension of any magnitude increased mortality risk comparable to the most severe degrees of intradialytic hypotension. The present review review discusses the most recent evidence underlying the pathophysiology of intradialytic hypertension and implications for its management. RECENT FINDINGS: Patients with intradialytic hypertension typically have small interdialytic weight gains, but bioimpedance spectroscopy shows these patients have significant chronic extracellular volume excess...
April 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395333/ovine-uterine-space-restriction-causes-dysregulation-of-the-renin-angiotensin-system-in-fetal-kidneys%C3%A2
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Rachel A Kranch-Shorthouse, Adam S Bauer, Ronald R Magness, Gladys E Lopez, Jeffrey L Segar, Sharon E Blohowiak, Pamela J Kling
In ovine pregnancy, uterine space restriction (USR) resulting from decreased space for placental attachment caused intrauterine growth restriction and impaired nephrogenesis. The fetal kidney renin-angiotensin system (RAS) is involved in nephrogenesis, fluid balance, and iron deposition. Angiotensin II exerts its effects via multiple receptors: angiotensin II 1-8 receptor type 1 (AT 1 R) and type 2 (AT 2 R), and angiotensin II 1-7 Mas receptor (MASR). Objective: : To test the hypothesis that ovine USR is associated with dysregulation of the fetal renal RAS...
January 1, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384103/emulsion-of-chloramphenicol-an-overwhelming-approach-for-ocular-delivery
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Kalpesh C Ashara, Ketan V Shah
BACKGROUND: Ophthalmic formulations of chloramphenicol have poor bioavailability of chloramphenicol in the ocular cavity. AIM: The present study aimed at exploring the impact of different oil mixtures in the form of emulsion on the permeability of chloramphenicol after ocular application. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Selection of oil mixture and ratio of the components was made by an equilibrium solubility method. An emulsifier was chosen according to its emulsification properties...
March 1, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382626/use-of-radiocontrast-agents-in-ckd-and-esrd
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Jehan Z Bahrainwala, Amanda K Leonberg-Yoo, Michael R Rudnick
Contrast exposure in a population with chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires additional consideration given the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after exposure to iodinated contrast as well as systemic injury with exposure to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA). Strategies to avoid CIN, and manage patients after exposure, including extracorporeal removal of contrast media, may differ among an advanced CKD population as compared to a general population. There is strong evidence to support the use of isotonic volume expansion and the lowest dose of low-osmolar or iso-osmolar contrast media possible to decrease CIN...
April 5, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375679/dual-phase-iontophoresis-for-the-delivery-of-antisense-oligonucleotides
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Daniel J Gibson, Sonal S Tuli, Gregory S Schultz
In support of ongoing research in the study of corneal and skin wound healing, we sought to improve on previously published results by using iontophoresis to deliver RNA interference-based oligonucleotides. By using a electromechanics-based approach, we were able to devise a two-phase solution that separated the buffering solution from the antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) solution. The separation was obtained by making the drug solution a higher density than the buffer, leading it to sink directly onto the tissue surface...
April 4, 2017: Nucleic Acid Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373878/promotion-of-germination-using-hydroxamic-acid-inhibitors-of-9-cis-epoxycarotenoid-dioxygenase
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Sajjad Z Awan, Jake O Chandler, Peter J Harrison, Martin J Sergeant, Timothy D H Bugg, Andrew J Thompson
Abscisic acid (ABA) inhibits seed germination and the regulation of ABA biosynthesis has a role in maintenance of seed dormancy. The key rate-limiting step in ABA biosynthesis is catalyzed by 9-cis-epoxycarotenoid dioxygenase (NCED). Two hydroxamic acid inhibitors of carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase (CCD), D4 and D7, previously found to inhibit CCD and NCED in vitro, are shown to have the novel property of decreasing mean germination time of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) seeds constitutively overexpressing LeNCED1...
2017: Frontiers in Plant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368991/ocular-surface-parameters-predicting-patient-satisfaction-after-a-single-vectored-thermal-pulsation-procedure-for-management-of-symptomatic-meibomian-gland-dysfunction
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Allister Gibbons, Daniel Waren, Nilufer Yesilirmak, Kendra Davis, Felipe Valenzuela, Juan C Murillo, Victor L Perez
PURPOSE: To evaluate the ocular surface parameters that could predict patient satisfaction after single application of vectored thermal pulsation (VTP). METHODS: This is a retrospective interventional case series; it included consecutive patients who underwent bilateral VTP for management of symptomatic meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). Patients received a full ocular surface evaluation. The outcome was patient subjective improvement during the first 3-4 months after 3 follow-up visits...
March 31, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367524/effects-of-adjuvant-omega-3-fatty-acid-supplementation-on-dry-eye-syndrome-following-cataract-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mehrdad Mohammadpour, Shima Mehrabi, Narges Hassanpoor, Reza Mirshahi
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplement on qualitative and quantitative subjective (ocular surface disease index [OSDI]) and objective (Schirmer's test, tear break up time [TBUT], and tear osmolarity) dry eye indices after cataract surgery. METHODS: In this randomized clinical study, 61 eyes of 48 patients complaining of new onset dry eye symptoms after phacoemulsification were enrolled. Subjects were randomly allocated into two groups using urn randomization...
March 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366362/femtosecond-laser-assisted-laser-in-situ-keratomileusis-versus-photorefractive-keratectomy-effect-on-ocular-surface-condition
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Paola Sauvageot, Gemma Julio, Juan Alvarez de Toledo, Victor Charoenrook, Rafael I Barraquer
PURPOSE: To compare ocular surface characteristics in eyes after femtosecond laser-assisted laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) or photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). SETTING: Centro de Oftalmologia Barraquer, Barcelona, Spain. DESIGN: Prospective comparative observational study. METHODS: Patients with myopia who had femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK or PRK were included. Tear osmolarity, the Ocular Surface Disease Index questionnaire, Schirmer I, corneal sensitivity, tear breakup time (TBUT), and corneal fluorescein staining were evaluated preoperatively and 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively...
February 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356704/osmotic-regulation-of-nfat5-expression-in-rpe-cells-the-involvement-of-purinergic-receptor-signaling
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Margrit Hollborn, Sarah Fischer, Heidrun Kuhrt, Peter Wiedemann, Andreas Bringmann, Leon Kohen
PURPOSE: Systemic hypertension is a risk factor for age-related neovascular retinal diseases. The major condition that induces hypertension is the intake of dietary salt (NaCl) resulting in increased extracellular osmolarity. High extracellular NaCl was has been shown to induce angiogenic factor production in RPE cells, in part via the transcriptional activity of nuclear factor of activated T cell 5 (NFAT5). Here, we determined the signaling pathways that mediate the osmotic expression of the NFAT5 gene in RPE cells...
2017: Molecular Vision
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339681/on-tear-film-breakup-tbu-dynamics-and-imaging
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Richard J Braun, Tobin A Driscoll, Carolyn G Begley, P Ewen King-Smith, Javed I Siddique
We report the results of some recent experiments to visualize tear film dynamics. We then study a mathematical model for tear film thinning and tear film breakup (TBU), a term from the ocular surface literature. The thinning is driven by an imposed tear film thinning rate which is input from in vivo measurements. Solutes representing osmolarity and fluorescein are included in the model. Osmolarity causes osmosis from the model ocular surface, and the fluorescein is used to compute the intensity corresponding closely to in vivo observations...
February 20, 2017: Mathematical Medicine and Biology: a Journal of the IMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337083/continuous-infusion-etomidate-in-a-patient-receiving-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Joseph M LaRochelle, Bonnie Desselle, Janet L Rossi
We describe a 16-year-old, 65-kg male deployed on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for refractory respiratory failure secondary to ingestion of multiple substances. During his ECMO course, standard sedative and analgesic strategies failed and alternative medications were used. The patient received various dosages of fentanyl, morphine, hydromorphone, clonidine patches, dexmedetomidine, lorazepam, methadone, pentobarbital, olanzapine, and propofol. Despite administration of multiple agents, on day 29 of ECMO the patient experienced elevated blood pressures due to agitation, and continuous infusion etomidate was started...
January 2017: Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics: JPPT: the Official Journal of PPAG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332474/brain-swelling-during-dialysis-a-randomized-trial-comparing-low-flux-hemodialysis-with-pre-dilution-hemodiafiltration%C3%A2
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Niels Johansen, Krista Dybtved Kjaergaard, Christian Daugaard Peters, Michael Pedersen, Bente Jespersen, Jens Dam Jensen
Osmotic changes in plasma are assumed to cause cerebral swelling in hemodialysis patients. We investigated the acute effect of low-flux hemodialysis (HD) (removal of small molecules) and pre-dilution hemodiafiltration (pre-HDF) (additional removal of larger molecules) on cerebral compartment volumes using quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in chronic uremic patients. Twelve patients underwent a session of HD and pre-HDF in a randomized crossover study with equal ultrafiltration. MRI was performed immediately before and after dialysis...
March 23, 2017: Clinical Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295445/omega-3-supplementation-is-neuroprotective-to-corneal-nerves-in-dry-eye-disease-a-pilot-study
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Holly Rose Chinnery, Cecilia Naranjo Golborne, Laura Elizabeth Downie
PURPOSE: To investigate whether oral, long-chain omega-3 (ω-3) essential fatty acid (EFA) supplementation, for 3 months, induces changes to the central corneal sub-basal nerve plexus in dry eye disease and whether nerve alterations correlate with clinical findings. METHODS: This prospective, comparative study involved the final 12 participants enrolled in a randomised, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of 60 participants with moderate dry eye disease...
March 12, 2017: Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics: the Journal of the British College of Ophthalmic Opticians (Optometrists)
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