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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057349/clinical-evaluation-of-microendoscopy-assisted-extreme-lateral-interbody-fusion
#1
Tomohide Segawa, Hirohiko Inanami, Hisashi Koga
BACKGROUND: Extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) has rapidly become a popular operative procedure for lumbar canal stenosis and scoliosis. This approach provides direct access to the lateral aspect of the disc with minimal disruption of spinal structures, including ligaments and muscles. However, it involves risk of injuries to the lumbar nerve plexus, segmental artery and intestinal tract because of the limited surgical field. This study aimed to clarify the benefit of using a microendoscope to prevent these injuries...
September 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28969770/a-ready-to-use-duplex-qpcr-to-detect-leishmania-infantum-dna-in-naturally-infected-dogs
#2
Rita de Cássia Pontello Rampazzo, Manuela da Silva Solcà, Liliane Celestino Sales Santos, Lais de Novaes Pereira, José Carlos Oliveira Guedes, Patrícia Sampaio Tavares Veras, Deborah Bittencourt Mothé Fraga, Marco Aurélio Krieger, Alexandre Dias Tavares Costa
Canine visceral leishmaniasis (CVL) is a systemic disease caused by Leishmania infantum. A precise CVL diagnosis would allow for a faster and more specific treatment. Quantitative PCR (qPCR) is a sensitive and specific technique that can diagnose CVL and also monitor parasite load in the animal during the course of the infection or treatment. The aim of this study was to develop a ready-to-use (gelified and freezer-free) duplex qPCR for the identification of infected animals. We combined a new qPCR protocol that detects the canine 18S rRNA gene with an existing protocol for L...
November 15, 2017: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884145/sensory-experience-shapes-the-integration-of-adult-born-neurons-into-the-olfactory-bulb
#3
Elizabeth Hanson, Jessica Swanson, Benjamin R Arenkiel
Olfaction is an ancient sensory modality which is heavily involved in viscerally-important tasks like finding food and identifying mates. Olfactory processing involves interpreting stimuli from a non-continuous odor space, and translating them into an organized pattern of neuronal activity in the olfactory bulb. Additionally, olfactory processing is rapidly modulated by behavioral states and vice versa. This implies strong bidirectional neuromodulation between the olfactory bulb and other brain regions that include the cortex, hippocampus, and basal forebrain...
August 2017: Journal of Nature and Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874926/craniosacral-therapy-and-visceral-manipulation-a-new-treatment-intervention-for-concussion-recovery
#4
Gail Wetzler, Melinda Roland, Sally Fryer-Dietz, Dee Dettmann-Ahern
Background: Military service members and veterans face health issues related to traumatic brain injury (TBI), especially during combat, use of heavy equipment, and exposures to environmental hazards and explosives. There were 400,000 TBIs reported in deployed U.S. troops in 2012. Athletes are also subject to TBI. Studies have indicated that some manual therapies could be helpful for treating patients who have post-concussive syndrome. Objective: This case series report describes the effects of CranioSacral Therapy (CST), Visceral Manipulation (VM), and Neural Manipulation (NM) modalities for treating patients who have post-concussion syndrome...
August 1, 2017: Medical Acupuncture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844209/the-indeterminable-resilience-of-the-fascial-system
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Bruno Bordoni, Fabiola Marelli, Bruno Morabito, Beatrice Sacconi
The most recent information on fascial tissue indicates that there are not fascial layers, but polyhedral microvacuoles of connective tissue, which connect the body systems and, by hosting specialized cells, permit several functions, such as motor, nervous, vascular and visceral. These microvacuoles (a repetition of polyhedral units of connective fibrils) under internal or external tension change shape and can manage the movement variations, regulating different body functions and ensuring the maintenance of efficiency of the body systems...
September 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790027/increased-mitochondrial-calcium-uniporter-in-adipocytes-underlies-mitochondrial-alterations-associated-with-insulin-resistance
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Lauren E Wright, Denis Vecellio Reane, Gabriella Milan, Anna Terrin, Giorgia di Bello, Anna Belligoli, Marta Sanna, Mirto Foletto, Francesca Favaretto, Anna Raffaello, Cristina Mammucari, Donato Nitti, Roberto Vettor, Rosario Rizzuto
Intracellular calcium influences an array of pathways and affects cellular processes. With the rapidly progressing research investigating the molecular identity and the physiological roles of the Mitochondrial Calcium Uniporter (MCU) complex, we now have the tools to understand the functions of mitochondrial Ca(2+) in the regulation of pathophysiological processes. Herein, we describe the role of key MCU complex components in insulin resistance in mouse and human adipose tissue. Adipose tissue gene expression was analysed from several models of obese and diabetic rodents and in obese patients, as well as in vitro insulin-resistant adipocytes...
August 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767561/mixed-reality-in-visceral-surgery-development-of-a-suitable-workflow-and-evaluation-of-intraoperative-use-cases
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Igor M Sauer, Moritz Queisner, Peter Tang, Simon Moosburner, Ole Hoepfner, Rosa Horner, Rudiger Lohmann, Johann Pratschke
OBJECTIVE: The paper evaluates the application of a mixed reality (MR) headmounted display (HMD) for the visualization of anatomical structures in complex visceral-surgical interventions. A workflow was developed and technical feasibility was evaluated. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Medical images are still not seamlessly integrated into surgical interventions and, thus, remain separated from the surgical procedure.Surgeons need to cognitively relate 2-dimensional sectional images to the 3-dimensional (3D) during the actual intervention...
November 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746222/the-use-of-tenoxicam-to-prevent-symptoms-of-discomfort-induced-by-vagotonia-during-uterus-manipulation-in-cesarean-sections
#8
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Shih-Hong Chen, Shiou-Sheng Chen, Ching-Tao Chang, Chi-Hsiang Huang, Shou-Zen Fan, Li-Kuei Chen
PURPOSE: Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, tightness of the chest, bradycardia, and shoulder or abdominal discomfort, caused by vagotonia occurring during uterus manipulation, have concerned healthcare professionals for some time. Patients sometimes report these symptoms when undergoing spinal anesthesia for cesarean sections (CSs). We designed a prospective, double-blind study to investigate the effectiveness of tenoxicam in preventing these symptoms of discomfort. METHODS: A total of 105 American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) class I-II nulliparous pregnant women, who were scheduled for a CS, were enrolled into this prospective, double-blind study...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702474/targeting-visceral-fat-by-intraperitoneal-delivery-of-novel-aav-serotype-vector-restricting-off-target-transduction-in-liver
#9
Wei Huang, Xianglan Liu, Nicholas J Queen, Lei Cao
It is challenging to genetically manipulate fat in adults. We demonstrate that intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection of an engineered adeno-associated virus (AAV) serotype Rec2 leads to high transduction of multiple visceral fat depots at a dose of 1 to 2 orders lower than commonly used doses for systemic gene delivery. To target adipose tissue, we develop a single AAV vector harboring two expression cassettes: one using the CBA promoter to drive transgene expression and one using the liver-specific albumin promoter to drive a microRNA-targeting WPRE sequence that only exists in this AAV vector...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659627/anti-parasite-therapy-drives-changes-in-human-visceral-leishmaniasis-associated-inflammatory-balance
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Théo Araújo-Santos, Bruno B Andrade, Leonardo Gil-Santana, Nívea F Luz, Priscila L Dos Santos, Fabrícia A de Oliveira, Meirielly Lima Almeida, Roseane Nunes de Santana Campos, Patrícia T Bozza, Roque P Almeida, Valeria M Borges
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) remains a major public health problem worldwide. Cytokine balance is thought to play a critical role in the development of this disease. Here, we perform a prospective exploratory study addressing whether simultaneous assessment of circulating levels of different lipid mediators and cytokines could highlight specific pathways involved with VL pathogenesis. VL patients displayed substantial increases in serum levels of Prostaglandin F2α (PGF2α), Leukotriene B4 (LTB4), Resolvin D1 (RvD1), IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12p70 and TNF-α compared with uninfected endemic control group, while exhibiting decreased levels of TGF-β1...
June 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651745/the-neural-monitoring-of-visceral-inputs-rather-than-attention-accounts-for-first-person-perspective-in-conscious-vision
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REVIEW
Catherine Tallon-Baudry, Florence Campana, Hyeong-Dong Park, Mariana Babo-Rebelo
Why should a scientist whose aim is to unravel the neural mechanisms of perception consider brain-body interactions seriously? Brain-body interactions have traditionally been associated with emotion, effort, or stress, but not with the "cold" processes of perception and attention. Here, we review recent experimental evidence suggesting a different picture: the neural monitoring of bodily state, and in particular the neural monitoring of the heart, affects visual perception. The impact of spontaneous fluctuations of neural responses to heartbeats on visual detection is as large as the impact of explicit manipulations of spatial attention in perceptual tasks...
June 3, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624575/intestinal-fungal-dysbiosis-is-associated-with-visceral-hypersensitivity-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-rats
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Sara Botschuijver, Guus Roeselers, Evgeni Levin, Daisy M Jonkers, Olaf Welting, Sigrid E M Heinsbroek, Heleen H de Weerd, Teun Boekhout, Matteo Fornai, Ad A Masclee, Frank H J Schuren, Wouter J de Jonge, Jurgen Seppen, René M van den Wijngaard
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Visceral hypersensitivity is one feature of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Bacterial dysbiosis might be involved in the activation of nociceptive sensory pathways, but there have been few studies of the role of the mycobiome (the fungal microbiome) in the development of IBS. We analyzed intestinal mycobiomes of patients with IBS and a rat model of visceral hypersensitivity. METHODS: We used internal transcribed spacer 1-based metabarcoding to compare fecal mycobiomes of 18 healthy volunteers with those of 39 patients with IBS (with visceral hypersensitivity or normal levels of sensitivity)...
October 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621423/roles-of-the-cilium-associated-gene-ccdc11-in-left-right-patterning-and-in-laterality-disorders-in-humans
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Michal Gur, Enbal Ben-Tal Cohen, Olga Genin, Abraham Fainsod, Zeev Perles, Yuval Cinnamon
Axial determination occurs during early stages of embryogenesis. Flaws in laterality patterning result in abnormal positioning of visceral organs, as manifested in heterotaxy syndrome, or complete left-right inversion as in situs inversus totalis. These malformations are often associated with ciliopathies, as seen in primary ciliary dyskinesia. We have recently described a novel mutation in the Coiled-Coil Domain-Containing 11 (CCDC11) gene associated with laterality disorders in a consanguineous family of Arab-Muslim origin with two affected siblings presenting with diverse phenotypes, one with heterotaxy syndrome and the other with non-primary ciliary dyskinesia situs inversus totalis...
2017: International Journal of Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614299/homeostatic-circuits-selectively-gate-food-cue-responses-in-insular-cortex
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Yoav Livneh, Rohan N Ramesh, Christian R Burgess, Kirsten M Levandowski, Joseph C Madara, Henning Fenselau, Glenn J Goldey, Veronica E Diaz, Nick Jikomes, Jon M Resch, Bradford B Lowell, Mark L Andermann
Physiological needs bias perception and attention to relevant sensory cues. This process is 'hijacked' by drug addiction, causing cue-induced cravings and relapse. Similarly, its dysregulation contributes to failed diets, obesity, and eating disorders. Neuroimaging studies in humans have implicated insular cortex in these phenomena. However, it remains unclear how 'cognitive' cortical representations of motivationally relevant cues are biased by subcortical circuits that drive specific motivational states. Here we develop a microprism-based cellular imaging approach to monitor visual cue responses in the insular cortex of behaving mice across hunger states...
June 29, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496045/cholic-acid-enhances-visceral-adiposity-atherosclerosis-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-microminipigs
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Sohsuke Yamada, Hiroaki Kawaguchi, Tomonobu Yamada, Xin Guo, Kei Matsuo, Taiji Hamada, Naoki Miura, Takashi Tasaki, Akihide Tanimoto
AIM: We have recently established a novel swine model for studies of atherosclerosis using Microminipigs(TM) (µMPs) fed a high-fat/high-cholesterol diet (HcD). Using this swine model, we re-evaluated the effects of dietary cholic acid (CA) on serum lipid profile, atherosclerosis and hepatic injuries. METHODS: The µMPs were fed HcD supplemented with 0.7% CA (HcD+CA) for eight weeks, and the effect of CA on serum lipoprotein levels, expression of oxidative stress markers, adiposity and lesion formation in the aorta, liver, and other organs was investigated...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477066/-notes-in-visceral-surgery-current-status
#16
REVIEW
G Kähler
The idea to use natural orifices as an access route for operations in the body has inspired many clinicians and researchers worldwide. Some of these expected a continuation of the development from open surgery to laparoscopic surgery finally to a less invasive modality. Others hoped for economic benefits for endoscopists to take over previous surgical patients into gastroenterological departments. The first experimental studies demonstrated that the initial expectations could not be implemented in a short period of time...
May 5, 2017: Der Chirurg; Zeitschrift Für Alle Gebiete der Operativen Medizen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459483/addition-of-osteopathic-visceral-manipulation-to-omt-for-low-back-pain-decreases-pain-and-increases-quality-of-life
#17
COMMENT
Hollis H King
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385296/17%C3%AE-estradiol-prevents-mesenteric-injury-induced-by-occlusion-of-the-proximal-descending-aorta-in-male-rats
#18
Paulo Thales Rocha de Sousa, Ana Cristina Breithaupt-Faloppa, Cristiano de Jesus Correia, Raif Restivo Simão, Sueli Gomes Ferreira, Alfredo Inácio Fiorelli, Luiz Felipe Pinho Moreira, Paulina Sannomiya
OBJECTIVE: In surgical aortic repair or cardiac surgery with aorta occlusion, the occurrence of mesenteric ischemia and bowel injury has been associated with higher short-term mortality. The vascular protection of estrogens has been investigated and is mainly mediated by increasing the availability of nitric oxide (NO). Therefore, this study investigated the role of 17β-estradiol on visceral ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury after descending aorta occlusion in male rats. METHODS: Mesenteric ischemia was induced in male Wistar rats by placing a 2F Fogarty arterial embolectomy catheter (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, Calif) in the descending aorta, which remained occluded for 15 minutes, followed by reperfusion for up to 2 hours...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376896/regulation-of-visceral-and-epicardial-adipose-tissue-for-preventing-cardiovascular-injuries-associated-to-obesity-and-diabetes
#19
REVIEW
N González, Z Moreno-Villegas, A González-Bris, J Egido, Ó Lorenzo
Nowadays, obesity is seriously increasing in most of the populations all over the world, and is associated with the development and progression of high-mortality diseases such as type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and its subsequent cardiovascular pathologies. Recent data suggest that both body fat distribution and adipocyte phenotype, can be more determinant for fatal outcomes in obese patients than increased general adiposity. In particular, visceral adiposity is significantly linked to long term alterations on different cardiac structures, and in developed forms of myocardial diseases such as hypertensive and ischaemic heart diseases, and diabetic cardiomyopathy...
April 4, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370498/bilateral-rolandic-operculum-processing-underlying-heartbeat-awareness-reflects-changes-in-bodily-self-consciousness
#20
Maria Laura Blefari, Roberto Martuzzi, Roy Salomon, Javier Bello-Ruiz, Bruno Herbelin, Andrea Serino, Olaf Blanke
Exteroceptive bodily signals (including tactile, proprioceptive and visual signals) are important information contributing to self-consciousness. Moreover, prominent theories proposed that visceral signals about internal bodily states are equally or even more important for self-consciousness. Neuroimaging studies have described several brain regions which process signals related to bodily self-consciousness (BSC) based on the integration of exteroceptive signals (e.g. premotor cortex, angular gyrus, supramarginal gyrus and extrastriate body area), and that another brain region, the insula/operculum which is involved in interoception and interoceptive awareness, processes signals critical for self-awareness...
March 30, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
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