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Wijeong Jang, Minwoo Baek, Yeon Soo Han, Changsoo Kim
BACKGROUND: Nociceptive sensitization is an increase in pain perception in response to stimulus. Following brief irradiation of Drosophila larvae with UV, nociceptive sensitization occurs in class IV multiple dendritic (mdIV) neurons, which are polymodal sensory nociceptors. Diverse signaling pathways have been identified that mediate nociceptive sensitization in mdIV neurons, including TNF, Hedgehog, BMP, and Tachykinin, yet the underlying mechanisms are not completely understood. RESULTS: Here we report that duox heterozygous mutant larvae, which have normal basal nociception, exhibit an attenuated hypersensitivity response to heat and mechanical force following UV irradiation...
March 14, 2018: Molecular Brain
Ine Vandewauw, Katrien De Clercq, Marie Mulier, Katharina Held, Silvia Pinto, Nele Van Ranst, Andrei Segal, Thierry Voet, Rudi Vennekens, Katharina Zimmermann, Joris Vriens, Thomas Voets
Acute pain represents a crucial alarm signal to protect us from injury. Whereas the nociceptive neurons that convey pain signals were described more than a century ago, the molecular sensors that detect noxious thermal or mechanical insults have yet to be fully identified. Here we show that acute noxious heat sensing in mice depends on a triad of transient receptor potential (TRP) ion channels: TRPM3, TRPV1, and TRPA1. We found that robust somatosensory heat responsiveness at the cellular and behavioural levels is observed only if at least one of these TRP channels is functional...
March 14, 2018: Nature
M Denise Dowd
A child dying of heat injury due to being left unattended in a motor vehicle is a needless tragedy. Each year in the United States an average of 38 children mostly younger than age 2 years die of vehicular hyperthermia, frequently the result of a parental lapse of attention and not intentional neglect. Serious illness results quickly from exposure to rising heat within the passenger compartment, even on days when the temperature is fairly moderate. Prevention is paramount in addressing this problem and can best be accomplished by a combination of technological means, such as passive warning systems, laws that make leaving a child in a car alone illegal, and public education campaigns...
March 1, 2018: Pediatric Annals
Emanuele D'Artibale, Paul B Laursen, John B Cronin
Performance in motorcycle road racing is typically considered as the summation of interactions between rider, motorcycle, tires, and environment. Despite the substantial investments made towards the development of motorcycle technology and the business interests of manufacturers, published research focusing on the riders is relatively sparse, and a bike-centered mentality tends to dominate the sport. This manuscript reviews the known human performance aspects of motorcycle road racing and suggests directions for future research...
March 13, 2018: Sports Medicine
Sutapa Mukhopadhyay, Annie Hirsch, Suze Etienne, Natalia Melnikova, Jennifer Wu, Kanta Sircar, Maureen Orr
BACKGROUND: Carbon monoxide (CO) is an insidious gas responsible for approximately 21,000 emergency department visits, 2300 hospitalizations, and 500 deaths in the United States annually. We analyzed 10 combined years of data from two Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry acute hazardous substance release surveillance programs to evaluate CO incident-related injuries. METHODS: Seventeen states participated in these programs during 2005-2014. RESULTS: In those 10years, the states identified 1795 CO incidents...
February 13, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
E A Almeida, A C Sant'Anna, T G Crowe, M Macari, R L Furlan
Previously, we reported the effect of rearing conditions (plastic floors and air quality) on carcass injury development of broiler chickens at thermal comfort. In this study, the same rearing conditions were tested at thermal stress. The birds were reared in 2 climatic chambers, and the experiment followed a completely randomized design with one factor, flooring material: wood shaving or perforated plastic. The birds were divided into 16 experimental pens, being 8 females and 8 males. The studied parameters were the same as the previous study (ammonia concentration, carbon dioxide, performance, carcass yield, and variability, and scores of hygiene, gait and chest, and hocks and footpad lesions)...
March 8, 2018: Poultry Science
Bingqing Xie, Bharathi Laxman, Somaye Hashemifar, Randi Stern, T Conrad Gilliam, Natalia Maltsev, Steven R White
Basal airway epithelial cells (AEC) constitute stem/progenitor cells within the central airways and respond to mucosal injury in an ordered sequence of spreading, migration, proliferation, and differentiation to needed cell types. However, dynamic gene transcription in the early events after mucosal injury has not been studied in AEC. We examined gene expression using microarrays following mechanical injury (MI) in primary human AEC grown in submersion culture to generate basal cells and in the air-liquid interface to generate differentiated AEC (dAEC) that include goblet and ciliated cells...
2018: PloS One
Steven G Schauer, James A Pfaff
BACKGROUND: Heat injuries are common in the military training environment. Base policies often mandate that heat causalities require evaluation at a higher level of care, which comes at significant use of resources. Laboratory studies are often ordered routinely, but their utility is unclear at this time. METHODS: This project evaluated the use of screening laboratory studies for heat casualties brought to Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Polk, Louisiana...
2018: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
Trisha M Finlay, Alexandra L Palmer, Shalina S Ousman
Neutrophils are essential in the fight against invading pathogens. They utilize antimicrobial effector mechanisms such as phagocytosis, release of proteases and other antimicrobial products, robust oxidative bursts, and NETs to combat infections. Neutrophils also modulate immune responses through the production of eicosanoids, cytokines and chemokines as well as via direct communication with other immune cells. This system of high intensity offense against pathogens is exquisitely balanced through regulation to limit damage to host tissue...
March 13, 2018: Immunology
Andrea Franzini, Federico Legnani, Elena Beretta, Francesco Prada, Francesco DiMeco, Sergio Visintini, Angelo Franzini
BACKGROUND: Laminoplasty and laminectomy are two common surgical procedures utilized in approaching degenerative and neoplastic disease of the spinal canal. Routinely adopted instruments, such as Kerrison rongeur or high-speed drill (HSD), entail some potentially serious complications such as dura injuring and thermal and mechanical damage to neurovascular structures. We have adopted piezoelectric bone surgery, which permits a selective cut of mineralized tissues, to perform posterior procedures on the thoracic spine, where the relationship between bone and the spinal cord are critical...
March 9, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Yu Mao, Qiuyue Kong, Rongrong Li, Xiaojin Zhang, Yali Gui, Yuehua Li, Chuanfu Li, Yanlin Zhao, Li Liu, Zhengnian Ding
Heat shock protein A12A (HSPA12A) is a newly discovered member of the Hsp70 family. The biological characteristics and functional roles of HSPA12A are poorly understood. This study investigated the effects of HSPA12A on ischaemic stroke in mice. Ischaemic stroke was induced by left middle cerebral artery occlusion for 1 h followed by blood reperfusion. We observed that HSPA12A was highly expressed in brain neurons, and neuronal HSPA12A expression was downregulated by ischaemic stroke and stroke-associated risk factors (aging, obesity and hyperglycaemia)...
March 9, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Michael P Gaspar, Genevieve Landes, Farinaz Safavi, A Lee Osterman
Accidental needlestick injuries are common in laboratory and health care workers. Injection of atypical pathogens, such as those encountered in the animal laboratory setting, may pose considerable problems at the site of inoculation. We present the case of an otherwise healthy laboratory worker who accidentally self-injected Freund complete adjuvant with heat-killed Mycobacterium tuberculosis into her hand, requiring multiple debridement operations over a prolonged treatment course.
March 8, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
Luis Garcia-Larrea, François Mauguière
Pain was considered to be integrated subcortically during most of the 20th century, and it was not until 1956 that focal injury to the parietal opercular-insular cortex was shown to produce selective loss of pain senses. The parietal operculum and adjacent posterior insula are the main recipients of spinothalamic afferents in primates. The innermost operculum appears functionally associated with the posterior insula and can be segregated histologically, somatotopically and neurochemically from the more lateral S2 areas...
2018: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
Bing Zhu
Moxibustion, one of the traditional Chinese medicine therapy, plays an important role in the treatment of a variety of clinical conditions, particularly the chronic and deficiency problems. In the present paper, the author reviewed the history of development of moxibustion therapy, and the related materials and heating temperature in ancient China, and also reviewed the history of heating therapy (similar to moxibustion) appearing in ancient Egypt, Greek, Libya, India, Europe, etc. The author thinks that the efficacy of moxibustion intervention mainly depends on the heating temperature and the heated area of the skin (not the heating materials) according to his own research group's experimental outcomes...
February 25, 2018: Zhen Ci Yan Jiu, Acupuncture Research
Milene R Malheiros-Lima, Washington Pires, Ivana A T Fonseca, Julliane V Joviano-Santos, Anderson J Ferreira, Cândido C Coimbra, Nilo R V Lima, Samuel P Wanner
This study aimed to investigate the chronic effects of caudal artery denervation on morphometric parameters of the tail vascular smooth muscle and on physical exercise-induced thermoregulatory and cardiovascular adjustments in rats. Male Wistar rats were subjected to caudal artery denervation or the sham procedure. Approximately 26-28 days after these procedures, their thermoregulatory and cardiovascular parameters were evaluated at rest and during or following a fatiguing treadmill run. At the end of the experiments, the rats were euthanized, and samples of their tails were removed to evaluate morphometric parameters of the vascular smooth muscle surrounding the caudal artery...
2018: Frontiers in Physiology
Jürgen Kampmeier, Jens Ulrich Werner, Peter Wagner, Gerhard K Lang, Detlef Russ
BACKGROUND: In microbial keratitis, thermal cautery leads to thermal necrosis associated with germ reduction. Subablative heating of the cornea using an Er : YAG laser or diode laser is an alternative option. Thermal effects and reproducibility of both procedures were investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thermal effects were monitored with an infrared imaging system. Temperature of stromal tissue of enucleated porcine eyes was measured. Effects of thermal injury were rated by microscopic photography and histopathologic examination...
March 7, 2018: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
Huiqing Zeng, Lijuan Yang, Xiaobin Zhang, Yan Chen, Jianghang Cai
Dioscin, as a type of important natural steroidal saponin, has widespread sources, primarily from the fenugreek plant, which is an important raw material in the production of synthetic steroid hormone drugs. Dioscin has anti‑tumor, anti‑inflammatory, antioxidant and other significant pharmacological effects with high medicinal value. The present work aimed to research the protective effect and underlying mechanisms by which dioscin prevents acute lung injury (ALI). Mice were injected with 5 mg/kg LPS to induce lung injury...
March 1, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
Xiao Xu, Shaokui Chen, Haibo Wang, Zhixiao Tu, Shuhui Wang, Xiuying Wang, Huiling Zhu, Chunwei Wang, Jiadong Zhu, Yulan Liu
This study was conducted to evaluate whether medium-chain TAG (MCT) could alleviate Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced intestinal injury by regulating intestinal epithelial inflammatory response, as well as necroptosis. A total of twenty-four weanling piglets were randomly allotted to one of four treatments in a 2×2 factorial arrangement including diet type (5 % maize oil v. 4 % MCT+1 % maize oil) and immune stress (saline v. E. coli LPS). The piglets were fed diets containing maize oil or MCT for 21 d...
March 6, 2018: British Journal of Nutrition
Kentaro Urata, Masamichi Shinoda, Daisuke Ikutame, Toshimitsu Iinuma, Koichi Iwata
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether TRPV2 contribute to the changes in intra-oral thermal and mechanical sensitivity following incision of buccal mucosa. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Buccal mucosal pain threshold were measured after the incision. Changes in the number of TRPV2-immunoreactive trigeminal ganglion neurons which innervate the whisker pad skin and buccal mucosa, changes in the number of isolectin B4-negative/positive TRPV2-immunoreactive trigeminal ganglion neurons which innervate the whisker pad skin and the buccal mucosa and the effect of peripheral TRPV2 antagonism on the pain threshold of incisional whisker pad skin and buccal mucosa were examined after these injuries...
March 5, 2018: Oral Diseases
Jan Van Impe, Cindy Smet, Brijesh Tiwari, Ralf Greiner, Shikha Ojha, Višnja Stulić, Tomislava Vukušić, Anet Režek Jambrak
Despite of the constant development of novel thermal and non-thermal technologies, knowledge on the mechanisms of microbial inactivation is still very limited. Technologies such as high pressure, ultraviolet light, pulsed light, ozone, power ultrasound and cold plasma (advanced oxidation processes) have shown promising results for inactivation of microorganisms. The efficacy of inactivation is greatly enhanced by combination of conventional (thermal) with non-thermal, or non-thermal with another non-thermal technique...
March 4, 2018: Journal of Applied Microbiology
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