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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332155/prevalence-of-the-pfdhfr-and-pfdhps-mutations-among-asymptomatic-pregnant-women-in-southeast-nigeria
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Ekpereonne Esu, Costanza Tacoli, Prabhanjan Gai, Nicole Berens-Riha, Michael Pritsch, Thomas Loescher, Martin Meremikwu
Sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) is the recommended drug for intermittent preventive treatment of malaria in pregnancy in most of sub-Saharan Africa. Resistance to SP is related to mutations in the dhfr and dhps gene of Plasmodium falciparum. This study determined the prevalence of Pfdhfr and Pfdhps polymorphisms found in asymptomatic pregnant women attending antenatal care in Calabar, Nigeria. From October 2013 to November 2014, asymptomatic pregnant women attending antenatal care clinics were enrolled after obtaining informed consent...
January 13, 2018: Parasitology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332078/magnetic-resonance-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-for-treating-movement-disorders
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Young Goo Kim, Eun Jung Kweon, Won Seok Chang, Hyun Ho Jung, Jin Woo Chang
Transcranial magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) surgery has recently gained favor as a novel, noninvasive alternative to conventional neurosurgery. In contrast to traditional ablative interventions, transcranial MRgFUS surgery is entirely imaging-guided and uses continuous temperature measurements at the target and surrounding tissue taken in real-time. Unlike Gamma Knife radiosurgery, MRgFUS surgery can make a lesion immediately and does not use ionizing radiation. Moreover, since no metallic device is implanted, MR imaging-based diagnosis is not restricted throughout life...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331966/effectiveness-and-safety-of-oral-sedation-in-adult-patients-undergoing-dental-procedures-protocol-for-a-systematic-review
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Jimmy de Oliveira Araújo, Rogério Heládio Lopes Motta, Cristiane de Cássia Bergamaschi, Caio Chaves Guimarães, Juliana Cama Ramacciato, Natalia Karol de Andrade, Mabel Fernandes Fiqueiró, Luciane Cruz Lopes
INTRODUCTION: The management of anxious patients undergoing dental procedures is still a challenge in clinical practice. Despite a wide variety of drugs for oral sedation in adult patients, there are relatively few systematic reviews that compare the effectiveness and safety of different drugs administered via this route. Thus, this study will evaluate the effectiveness and safety of oral sedation with benzodiazepines and other agents to patients undergoing dental surgical procedures...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331464/somatic-cell-count-based-selection-reduces-susceptibility-to-energy-shortage-during-early-lactation-in-a-sheep-model
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J Bouvier-Muller, C Allain, F Enjalbert, Y Farizon, D Portes, G Foucras, R Rupp
During the transition from late gestation to early lactation ruminants experience a negative energy balance (NEB), which is considered to increase susceptibility to mammary infections. Our previous study in 2 divergent lines of sheep selected for high and low somatic cell score (SCS) suggested an association between the response to NEB and genetic susceptibility to mastitis. Forty-eight early-lactation primiparous dairy ewes from the 2 SCS genetic lines were allocated to 2 homogeneous subgroups-an NEB group, which was energy restricted and received 60% of the energy requirements for 15 d, and a control-fed group-to obtain 4 balanced groups of 12 ewes: high-SCS positive energy balance, low-SCS positive energy balance, high-SCS NEB, and low-SCS NEB...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Dairy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331172/blood-phenylalanine-reduction-corrects-cns-dopamine-and-serotonin-deficiencies-and-partially-improves-behavioral-performance-in-adult-phenylketonuric-mice
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Shelley R Winn, Tanja Scherer, Beat Thöny, Ming Ying, Aurora Martinez, Sydney Weber, Jacob Raber, Cary O Harding
Central nervous system (CNS) deficiencies of the monoamine neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin have been implicated in the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric dysfunction in human phenylketonuria (PKU). In this study, we confirmed the occurrence of brain dopamine and serotonin deficiencies in association with severe behavioral alterations and cognitive impairments in hyperphenylalaninemic C57BL/6-Pahenu2/enu2 mice, a model of human PKU. Phenylalanine-reducing treatments, including either dietary phenylalanine restriction or liver-directed gene therapy, initiated during adulthood were associated with increased brain monoamine content along with improvements in nesting behavior but without a change in the severe cognitive deficits exhibited by these mice...
January 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331029/characterization-of-cd34-hematopoietic-cells-in-systemic-mastocytosis-potential-role-in-disease-dissemination
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Andrea Mayado, Cristina Teodosio, Noelia Dasilva Freire, Maria Jara-Acevedo, Andrés C Garcia-Montero, Ivan Álvarez-Twose, Laura Sánchez-Muñoz, Almudena Matito, Carolina Caldas, Javier I Muñoz-González, Ana Henriques, José I Sánchez-Gallego, Luis Escribano, Alberto Orfao
BACKGROUND: Recent studies show that most systemic mastocytosis (SM) patients, including indolent SM (ISM) with (ISMs+) and without skin lesions (ISMs-), carry the KIT D816V mutation in PB leukocytes. We investigated the potential association between the degree of involvement of BM hematopoiesis by the KIT D816V mutation and the distribution of different maturation-associated compartments of bone marrow (BM) and peripheral blood (PB) CD34+ hematopoietic precursors (HPC) in ISM, and identified the specific PB cell compartments that carry this mutation...
January 13, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330635/hypotension-due-to-spinal-anesthesia-influences-fetal-circulation-in-primary-caesarean-sections
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K Lato, I Bekes, Peter Widschwendter, T W P Friedl, W Janni, F Reister, G Froeba, U Friebe-Hoffmann
PURPOSE: Hypotension due to spinal anesthesia is a well-known side effect in pregnant women receiving caesarean section. Little is known about its impact on fetal blood circulation. METHODS: 40 women with uncomplicated singleton term pregnancies prepared for caesarean section were prospectively evaluated by Doppler sonography before and immediately after spinal anesthesia. RESULTS: In 90% of the women, blood pressure significantly decreased after spinal anesthesia and 42...
January 12, 2018: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328413/prevalence-of-the-cyp2c19-2-681-g-a-3-636-g-a-and-17-%C3%A2-806-c-t-alleles-among-an-iranian-population-of-different-ethnicities
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Mahshid Dehbozorgi, Behnam Kamalidehghan, Iman Hosseini, Zahra Dehghanfard, Mohammad Hossein Sangtarash, Maryam Firoozi, Fatemeh Ahmadipour, Goh Yong Meng, Massoud Houshmand
Polymorphisms in the cytochrome P (CYP) 450 family may cause adverse drug responses in individuals. Cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19) is a member of the CYP family, where the presence of the 681 G>A, 636 G>A and 806 C>T polymorphisms result in the CYP2C19*2, CYP2C19*3 and CYP2C19*17 alleles, respectively. In the current study, the frequency of the CYP2C19*2, CYP2C19*3 and CYP2C19*17 alleles in an Iranian population cohort of different ethnicities were examined and then compared with previously published frequencies within other populations...
January 5, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326876/mildly-elevated-succinylacetone-and-normal-liver-function-in-compound-heterozygotes-with-pathogenic-and-pseudodeficient-fah-alleles
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Hao Yang, Francis Rossignol, Denis Cyr, Rachel Laframboise, Shu Pei Wang, Jean-François Soucy, Marie-Thérèse Berthier, Yves Giguère, Paula J Waters, Grant A Mitchell
Background: A high level of succinylacetone (SA) in blood is a sensitive, specific marker for the screening and diagnosis of hepatorenal tyrosinemia (HT1, MIM 276700). HT1 is caused by mutations in the FAH gene, resulting in deficiency of fumarylacetoacetate hydrolase. HT1 newborns are usually clinically asymptomatic, but have coagulation abnormalities revealing liver dysfunction. Treatment with nitisinone (NTBC) plus dietary restriction of tyrosine and phenylalanine prevents the complications of HT1...
March 2018: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326843/risk-of-acute-kidney-injury-in-patients-randomized-to-a-restrictive-versus-liberal-approach-to-red-blood-cell-transfusion-in-cardiac-surgery-a-substudy-protocol-of-the-transfusion-requirements-in-cardiac-surgery-iii-noninferiority-trial
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Amit X Garg, Nadine Shehata, Shay McGuinness, Richard Whitlock, Dean Fergusson, Ron Wald, Chirag Parikh, Sean M Bagshaw, Boris Khanykin, Alex Gregory, Summer Syed, Gregory M T Hare, Meaghan S Cuerden, Kevin E Thorpe, Judith Hall, Subodh Verma, Pavel S Roshanov, Jessica M Sontrop, C David Mazer
Background: When safe to do so, avoiding blood transfusions in cardiac surgery can avoid the risk of transfusion-related infections and other complications while protecting a scarce resource and reducing costs. This protocol describes a kidney substudy of the Transfusion Requirements in Cardiac Surgery III (TRICS-III) trial, a multinational noninferiority randomized controlled trial to determine whether the risk of major clinical outcomes in patients undergoing planned cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass is no greater with a restrictive versus liberal approach to red blood cell transfusion...
2018: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326277/%C3%A2-patiromer-for-the-management-of-hyperkalaemia
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Hyperkalaemia is a potentially life-threatening condition, in which there is an abnormally high concentration of potassium ions in the blood.1,2 Cation-exchange resins (e.g. calcium or sodium polystyrene sulfonate) that bind potassium in the gastrointestinal tract to increase faecal elimination have been used as part of the management of hyperkalaemia but they have some serious adverse effects, including potentially fatal gastrointestinal necrosis.3,4 Patiromer (▼Veltassa - Vifor Fresenius) is a cation-exchange polymer that is licensed for the treatment of hyperkalaemia in adults and, unlike other exchange resins, its licence is not restricted to people with anuria, severe oliguria or those requiring or undergoing dialysis...
January 2018: Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326138/cerebellar-hypoperfusion-in-migraine-attack-incidence-and-significance
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F Kellner-Weldon, M El-Koussy, S Jung, M Jossen, P P Klinger-Gratz, R Wiest
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients diagnosed with migraine with aura have an increased lifetime risk of ischemic stroke. It is not yet clear whether prolonged cortical hypoperfusion during an aura increases the immediate risk of cerebellar infarction because it may induce crossed cerebellar diaschisis and subsequent tissue damage. To address this question, we retrospectively analyzed potential relationships between cortical oligemia and cerebellar hypoperfusion in patients with migraine with aura and their potential relation to small infarct-like cerebellar lesions...
January 11, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325772/the-association-of-snp276g-t-at-adiponectin-gene-with-insulin-resistance-and-circulating-adiponectin-in-response-to-two-different-hypocaloric-diets
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Daniel Antonio de Luis, Olatz Izaola, David Primo, R Aller, A Ortola, E Gómez, J J Lopez
BACKGROUND: Several adiponectin gene (ADIPOQ) single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPS) have been related with adiponectin levels and risk for obesity. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to analyze the effect of rs1501299 ADIPOQ gene polymorphism and dietary intake on total adiponectin levels and insulin resistance after two hypocaloric diets in obese subjects. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A Caucasian population of 284 obese patients was enrolled in a randomized clinical trial with two hypocaloric diets (I: moderate carbohydrates vs II: low fat)...
January 8, 2018: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323399/-usability-and-acceptability-of-portable-exoskeletons-for-gait-training-in-subjects-with-spinal-cord-injury-a-systematic-review
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H Mardomingo-Medialdea, P Fernandez-Gonzalez, F Molina-Rueda
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord injury limits severely life expectancy and it causes in a restriction in the activities of the daily life of the subjects who suffer it. Training the gait with portable exoskeletons in subjects with spinal cord injury is a new approach to rehabilitation. AIM: To examine the usability and acceptability of these devices for gait training in subjects with spinal cord injury. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A literature search was conducted until February 2017 in the databases: Medline (PubMed, EBSCO), PEDro, Scopus and Web of Science...
January 16, 2018: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323290/clonal-analysis-of-lineage-fate-in-native-haematopoiesis
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Alejo E Rodriguez-Fraticelli, Samuel L Wolock, Caleb S Weinreb, Riccardo Panero, Sachin H Patel, Maja Jankovic, Jianlong Sun, Raffaele A Calogero, Allon M Klein, Fernando D Camargo
Haematopoiesis, the process of mature blood and immune cell production, is functionally organized as a hierarchy, with self-renewing haematopoietic stem cells and multipotent progenitor cells sitting at the very top. Multiple models have been proposed as to what the earliest lineage choices are in these primitive haematopoietic compartments, the cellular intermediates, and the resulting lineage trees that emerge from them. Given that the bulk of studies addressing lineage outcomes have been performed in the context of haematopoietic transplantation, current models of lineage branching are more likely to represent roadmaps of lineage potential than native fate...
January 11, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322607/stenting-of-the-inter-atrial-septum-in-infants-and-small-children-indications-techniques-and-outcomes
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Gur Mainzer, Sebastian Goreczny, Gareth J Morgan, Shakeel Qureshi, Thomas Krasemann, Pawel Dryzek, Jadwiga A Moll, Tomasz Moszura, Eric Rosenthal
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the procedural success and outcome of inter-atrial stenting. BACKGROUND: Inter-atrial stenting has been shown to be an effective way to maintain inter-atrial blood flow, however it is considered a high risk procedure, usually performed urgently in patients with significant hemodynamic compromise. METHODS: Between September 2004 and August 2016, inter-atrial stenting was attempted in 29 children. Procedural, clinical, and follow-up data were collected retrospectively...
January 11, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321178/transcription-factor-dependent-anti-repressive-mammalian-enhancers-exclude-h3k27me3-from-extended-genomic-domains
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Madhurima Saxena, Adrianna K San Roman, Nicholas K O'Neill, Rita Sulahian, Unmesh Jadhav, Ramesh A Shivdasani
Compacted chromatin and nucleosomes are known barriers to gene expression; the nature and relative importance of other transcriptional constraints remain unclear, especially at distant enhancers. Polycomb repressor complex 2 (PRC2) places the histone mark H3K27me3 predominantly at promoters, where its silencing activity is well documented. In adult tissues, enhancers lack H3K27me3, and it is unknown whether intergenic H3K27me3 deposits affect nearby genes. In primary intestinal villus cells, we identified hundreds of tissue-restricted enhancers that require the transcription factor (TF) CDX2 to prevent the incursion of H3K27me3 from adjoining areas of elevated basal marking into large well-demarcated genome domains...
January 10, 2018: Genes & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321064/the-role-of-ace2-angiotensin-1-7-and-mas1-receptor-axis-in-glucocorticoid-induced-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Elham Ghadhanfar, Aseel Alsalem, Shaimaa Al-Kandari, Jumana Naser, Fawzi Babiker, Maie Al-Bader
BACKGROUND: Plasma and urine levels of the potent vasodilator Ang-(1-7) are elevated in mid and late pregnancy and are correlated with elevated placental angiogenesis, fetal blood flow, and rapid fetal growth. We hypothesized that Ang-(1-7), its receptor (Mas1) and the enzymes involved in Ang-(1-7) production (ACE2 and Membrane metallo-endopeptidase; MME) are down regulated in response to glucocorticoid administration contributing to IUGR. METHODS: Pregnant female Sprague-Dawley rats were injected with dexamethasone (DEX; 0...
December 29, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320365/association-of-cord-blood-ghrelin-leptin-and-insulin-concentrations-in-term-newborns-with-anthropometric-parameters-at-birth
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Magdalena Warchoł, Małgorzata Wojciechowska, Justyna Kupsz, Magdalena Helena Sot-Szewczyk, Michał Michalak, Paweł Kołodziejski, Ewa Pruszyńska-Oszmałek, Hanna Krauss
BACKGROUND: Ghrelin, leptin and insulin, generally considered as regulators of energy homeostasis of the organism may be related to fetal and early postnatal growth. Numerous studies have confirmed the presence of these hormones in the cells of the fetus indicating their importance in development at early stages of life. METHODS: This study analyzed active and total ghrelin by radioimmunoassay (RIA), leptin and insulin concentrations by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) in 65 cord blood samples, from term newborns, and measured the birth anthropometric parameters [birth weight (BW), head circumference, chest, stomach, thigh and arm circumference]...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319572/vascularized-composite-allotransplantation-of-the-elbow-joint-a-cadaveric-study
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Mitchell A Pet, Angelo B Lipira, Yusha Liu, Dennis Kao, Jason H Ko
BACKGROUND: Surgical options for the unreconstructable elbow are limited to arthrodesis, total arthroplasty, or osteoarticular allograft reconstruction. Each of these options is limited by severe functional impairment and/or high complication rates. Vascularized allotransplantation of the elbow joint has the potential to mitigate these complications. In this study, we describe our technique for harvesting the elbow for vascularized joint transplantation and demonstrate the flap's vascularity using contrast angiography...
January 9, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
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