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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428209/myelin-detection-using-rapid-quantitative-mr-imaging-correlated-to-macroscopically-registered-luxol-fast-blue-stained-brain-specimens
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J B M Warntjes, A Persson, J Berge, W Zech
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Myelin detection is of great value in monitoring diseases such as multiple sclerosis and dementia. However, most MR imaging methods to measure myelin are challenging for routine clinical use. Recently, a novel method was published, in which the presence of myelin is inferred by using its effect on the intra- and extracellular water relaxation rates and proton density, observable by rapid quantitative MR imaging. The purpose of this work was to validate this method further on the brains of 12 fresh, intact cadavers...
April 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426438/perceptions-and-attitudes-of-romanian-people-toward-autopsy-procedures-according-to-the-level-of-knowledge
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Daniela Marinescu, Gellért Attila Gyurka, Roxana Miclăuş, Codruţa Nemet, Liliana Rogozea
In the last decade, Romanian hospitals have been facing a decline in autopsy rates. This has had a negative impact on medical education and the training of young doctors. Quite a number of caregivers strongly oppose the carrying out of autopsies on their deceased loved ones who have died in hospital. Hence, this study was designed to evaluate how autopsies are perceived by an average person and whether improved knowledge about autopsies would help reduce people's reluctance toward them. The study involved 216 willing participants who had either never had a loved one die in hospital or had never had the power to make a decision about their dead loved ones' body...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425387/zebra-borne-neurotropic-equid-herpesvirus-1-meningoencephalitis-in-a-thomson-s-gazelle-eudorcas-thomsonii
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Kanako Sakaguchi, Kenneth Kim, Ingeborg Langohr, Annabel G Wise, Roger K Maes, Gordon Pirie, Tokuma Yanai, Mohie Haridy, Lorrie Gaschen, Fabio Del Piero
We describe the histopathologic, immunohistochemical, and molecular features of a case of meningoencephalitis in a Thomson's gazelle ( Eudorcas thomsonii) naturally infected with zebra-borne equid herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) and the implications for the molecular detection of zebra-borne EHV-1. A 4-y-old female Thomson's gazelle was submitted for postmortem examination; no gross abnormalities were noted except for meningeal congestion. Microscopic evaluation demonstrated multifocal nonsuppurative meningoencephalitis with intranuclear eosinophilic and amphophilic inclusion bodies and EHV-9 antigen in neurons...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425102/fatal-overdose-of-gamma-hydroxybutyrate-acid-after-ingestion-of-1-4-butanediol
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Erwan Le Garff, Vadim Mesli, Raphael Cornez, Christophe Demarly, Gilles Tournel, Valery Hédouin
We report a case of fatal intoxication from 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BD), which was ingested by a young and "naïve" gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) consumer during a party with the co-ingestion of alcohol, cannabis, and methylene-dioxy-methamphetamine. The following drug concentrations were found using gas chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry on autopsy samples and on a cup and a glass found at the scene: 20,350 mg/L (bottle) for 1,4-BD; 1020 mg/L (femoral blood), 3380 mg/L (cardiac blood), 47,280 mg/L (gastric content), and 570 mg/L (vitreous humor) for GHB...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422407/mutations-in-tgds-associated-with-additional-malformations-of-the-middle-fingers-and-halluces-atypical-catel-manzke-syndrome-in-a-fetus
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Katharina Schoner, Rainer Bald, Denise Horn, Helga Rehder, Uwe Kornak, Nadja Ehmke
Pierre-Robin sequence, radial deviation, and ulnar clinodactyly of the index fingers due to an additional phalangeal bone, as well as heart defects are the key features of Catel-Manzke syndrome. Although mutations in TGDS were identified as the cause of this disorder, the pathogenetic mechanism remains unknown. Here, we report on a fetus with severe heart defect, nuchal edema, talipes, Pierre-Robin sequence, and bilateral deviation and clinodactyly of the index and middle fingers. Pregnancy was terminated at the 22nd week of gestation...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421031/fatal-outcome-of-european-tick-borne-encephalitis-after-vaccine-failure
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Parham Sendi, Cédric Hirzel, Stefan Pfister, Rahel Ackermann-Gäumann, Denis Grandgirard, Ekkehard Hewer, Arto C Nirkko
Tick-borne encephalitis is a viral disease affecting the central nervous system. It is endemic in Switzerland with 200-250 notified cases annually. Active immunization is effective for persons in all age groups. Vaccine failure is rare, in particular after a completed vaccination course. Here, we describe the case of 67-year-old man with a fatal outcome despite vaccination. The diagnosis was confirmed by extensive postmortem analyses. The diagnostic challenges of vaccine failure in tick-borne encephalitis and the dynamics of the immune response in vaccination breakthrough are discussed...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420875/down-regulation-of-cholinergic-signaling-in-the-habenula-induces-anhedonia-like-behavior
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Seungrie Han, Soo Hyun Yang, Jin Yong Kim, Seojung Mo, Esther Yang, Ki Myung Song, Byung-Joo Ham, Naguib Mechawar, Gustavo Turecki, Hyun Woo Lee, Hyun Kim
Dysfunction of cholinergic signaling in the brain has long been believed to be associated with depressive disorders. However, the functional impact of habenular cholinergic signaling on the specified depressive behaviors is not well understood. Here, we demonstrated that the expression levels of cholinergic signaling genes (CHAT, VACHT, CHT, CHRNA3, CHRNB3 and CHRNB4) were down-regulated in a chronic restraint stress (CRS) rat model of depression, in which rats display depression-like behaviors such as anhedonia and mood despair...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419283/dna-based-identification-of-forensically-important-blow-flies-diptera-calliphoridae-from-india
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Meenakshi Bharti, Baneshwar Singh
Correct species identification is the first and the most important criteria in entomological evidence-based postmortem interval (PMI) estimation. Although morphological keys are available for species identification of adult blow flies, keys for immature stages are either lacking or are incomplete. In this study, cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI) reference data were developed from nine species (belonging to three subfamilies, namely, Calliphorinae, Luciliinae, and Chrysomyinae) of blow flies from India. Seven of the nine species included in this study were found suitable for DNA-based identification using COI gene, because they showed nonoverlapping intra- (0...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418938/a-study-on-postmortem-wound-dating-by-gross-and-histopathological-examination-of-abrasions
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Javaregowda Vinay, Sathyanarayana Harish, Gouri S R Mangala, Basappa S Hugar
INTRODUCTION: Abrasions are the most common blunt force injuries. The precise dating of injury is extremely important in forensic medicine practice. As we know, the wound healing occurs in well-orchestrated sequence, consisting of inflammation, proliferation, and maturation.A study of occurrence of such phases will help in understanding the sequence of events in wound healing. In this context, this study of wound dating from gross and microscopic level was taken. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Postmortem study of wound dating by gross and histopathological examination of abrasions was carried out in the Department of Forensic Medicine, in M...
April 17, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418454/an-indirect-indentation-method-for-evaluating-the-linear-viscoelastic-properties-of-the-brain-tissue
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Aref Samadi-Dooki, George Z Voyiadjis, Rhett W Stout
Indentation experiments offer a robust, fast, and repeatable testing method for evaluating the mechanical properties of solid state materials in a wide stiffness range. With the advantage of requiring a minimal sample preparation and multiple tests on a small piece of specimen, this method has recently become a popular technique for measuring the elastic properties of the biological materials, especially the brain tissue whose ultra-soft nature makes its mechanical characterization very challenging. Nevertheless, some limitations are associated with the indentation of the brain tissue, such as improper surface detection, negative initial contact force due to tip-tissue moisture interaction, partial contact between the tip and the sample, etc...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418278/the-effect-of-surgical-insertion-and-proinflammatory-cytokines-on-osteochondral-allograft-survival-and-metabolism
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Samantha L Gitelis, Ariel Bodker, Michel P Laurent, Spencer S Kirk, Giuseppe Filardo, Maximilian A Meyer, Arnavaz A Hakimiyan, Lev Rappoport, Markus A Wimmer, Brian J Cole, Susan Chubinskaya
Objective To investigate the responses of refrigerated osteochondral allograft cartilage (OCA) and fresh cartilage (FC), including cell survival and metabolism, to surgical impaction and proinflammatory cytokines. Design Osteochondral plugs (8 mm diameter) were harvested from prolonged-refrigerated (14-28 days) and fresh (≤24 hours postmortem) human femoral hemicondyles and subjected to a 0.2 N s pneumatic impaction impulse. Cartilage explants were removed from subchondral bone and randomized to 1 of 6 treatment groups: (1) Unimpacted control (UIC), (2) Impacted control (IC), (3) Impacted + interleukin (IL)-1β (0...
January 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418023/human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-for-modelling-neurodevelopmental-disorders
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Karthikeyan Ardhanareeswaran, Jessica Mariani, Gianfilippo Coppola, Alexej Abyzov, Flora M Vaccarino
We currently have a poor understanding of the pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental disorders, owing to the fact that postmortem and imaging studies can only measure the postnatal status quo and offer little insight into the processes that give rise to the observed outcomes. Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) should, in principle, prove powerful for elucidating the pathways that give rise to neurodevelopmental disorders. hiPSCs are embryonic-stem-cell-like cells that can be derived from somatic cells...
April 18, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416039/pig-cognitive-bias-affects-the-conversion-of-muscle-into-meat-by-antioxidant-and-autophagy-mechanisms
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Y Potes, M Oliván, A Rubio-González, B de Luxán-Delgado, F Díaz, V Sierra, L Arroyo, R Peña, A Bassols, J González, R Carreras, A Velarde, M Muñoz-Torres, A Coto-Montes
Slaughter is a crucial step in the meat production chain that could induce psychological stress on each animal, resulting in a physiological response that can differ among individuals. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between an animal's emotional state, the subsequent psychological stress at slaughter and the cellular damage as an effect. In all, 36 entire male pigs were reared at an experimental farm and a cognitive bias test was used to classify them into positive bias (PB) or negative bias (NB) groups depending on their decision-making capabilities...
April 18, 2017: Animal: An International Journal of Animal Bioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413699/white-matter-connections-of-the-inferior-parietal-lobule-a-study-of-surgical-anatomy
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Joshua D Burks, Lillian B Boettcher, Andrew K Conner, Chad A Glenn, Phillip A Bonney, Cordell M Baker, Robert G Briggs, Nathan A Pittman, Daniel L O'Donoghue, Dee H Wu, Michael E Sughrue
INTRODUCTION: Interest in the function of the inferior parietal lobule (IPL) has resulted in increased understanding of its involvement in visuospatial and cognitive functioning, and its role in semantic networks. A basic understanding of the nuanced white-matter anatomy in this region may be useful in improving outcomes when operating in this region of the brain. We sought to derive the surgical relationship between the IPL and underlying major white-matter bundles by characterizing macroscopic connectivity...
April 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408639/interaction-between-neuronal-calcium-sensor-protein-1-and-lithium-in-pedunculopontine-neurons
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Stasia D'Onofrio, James Hyde, Edgar Garcia-Rill
Bipolar disorder is characterized by sleep dysregulation, suggesting a role for the reticular activating system (RAS). Postmortem studies showed increased expression of neuronal calcium sensor protein 1 (NCS-1) in the brains of some bipolar disorder patients, and reduced or aberrant gamma band activity is present in the same disorder. Lithium (Li(+)) has been shown to effectively treat the mood disturbances in bipolar disorder patients. We previously showed that NCS-1 at low levels increased, and at high levels decreased, gamma oscillations in RAS pedunculopontine neurons (PPN), and that Li(+) decreased these oscillations...
April 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408633/heterogeneity-of-cortical-lesion-susceptibility-mapping-in-multiple-sclerosis
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M Castellaro, R Magliozzi, A Palombit, M Pitteri, E Silvestri, V Camera, S Montemezzi, F B Pizzini, A Bertoldo, R Reynolds, S Monaco, M Calabrese
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Quantitative susceptibility mapping has been used to characterize iron and myelin content in the deep gray matter of patients with multiple sclerosis. Our aim was to characterize the susceptibility mapping of cortical lesions in patients with MS and compare it with neuropathologic observations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The pattern of microglial activation was studied in postmortem brain tissues from 16 patients with secondary-progressive MS and 5 age-matched controls...
April 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408124/tau-antibody-targeting-pathological-species-block-neuronal-uptake-and-interneuron-propagation-of-tau-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Chloe K Nobuhara, Sarah L DeVos, Caitlin Commins, Susanne Wegmann, Benjamin D Moore, Allyson D Roe, Isabel Costantino, Matthew P Frosch, Rose Pitstick, George A Carlson, Christoph Hock, Roger M Nitsch, Fabio Montrasio, Jan Grimm, Anne E Cheung, Anthone W Dunah, Marion Wittmann, Thierry Bussiere, Paul H Weinreb, Bradley T Hyman, Shuko Takeda
The clinical progression of Alzheimer disease (AD) is associated with the accumulation of tau neurofibrillary tangles, which may spread throughout the cortex by interneuronal tau transfer. If so, targeting extracellular tau species may slow the spreading of tau pathology and possibly cognitive decline. To identify suitable target epitopes, we tested the effects of a panel of tau antibodies on neuronal uptake and aggregation in vitro. Immunodepletion was performed on brain extract from tau-transgenic mice and postmortem AD brain and added to a sensitive fluorescence resonance energy transfer-based tau uptake assay to assess blocking efficacy...
April 10, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406883/characteristics-of-fentanyl-overdose-massachusetts-2014-2016
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Nicholas J Somerville, Julie O'Donnell, R Matthew Gladden, Jon E Zibbell, Traci C Green, Morgan Younkin, Sarah Ruiz, Hermik Babakhanlou-Chase, Miranda Chan, Barry P Callis, Janet Kuramoto-Crawford, Henry M Nields, Alexander Y Walley
Opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts increased 150% from 2012 to 2015 (1). The proportion of opioid overdose deaths in the state involving fentanyl, a synthetic, short-acting opioid with 50-100 times the potency of morphine, increased from 32% during 2013-2014 to 74% in the first half of 2016 (1-3). In April 2015, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and CDC reported an increase in law enforcement fentanyl seizures in Massachusetts, much of which was believed to be illicitly manufactured fentanyl (IMF) (4)...
April 14, 2017: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405888/effects-of-common-grm5-genetic-variants-on-cognition-hippocampal-volume-and-mglur5-protein-levels-in-schizophrenia
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Natalie Matosin, Kelly Anne Newell, Yann Quidé, Jessica Lee Andrews, Nina Teroganova, Melissa Jayne Green, Francesca Fernandez
GRM5 (coding for metabotropic glutamate receptor 5, mGluR5) is a promising target for the treatment of cognitive deficits in schizophrenia, but there has been little investigation of its association with cognitive and brain phenotypes within this disorder. We examined the effects of common genetic variation in GRM5 with cognitive function, hippocampal volume, and hippocampal mGluR5 protein levels in schizophrenia patients relative to healthy controls. Two independent GRM5 variants rs60954128 [C>T] and rs3824927 [G>T] were genotyped in a schizophrenia case/control cohort (n=249/261)...
April 13, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405769/study-on-the-apoptosis-mediated-by-cytochrome-c-and-factors-that-affect-the-activation-of-bovine-longissimus-muscle-during-postmortem-aging
#20
Jiaying Zhang, Qunli Yu, Ling Han, Cheng Chen, Hang Li, Guangxing Han
This study investigates whether bovine longissimus muscle cell apoptosis occurs during postmortem aging and whether apoptosis is dependent on the mitochondria pathway. This study also determines the apoptosis process mediated by cytochrome c after its release from mitochondria and the factors that affect the activation processes. Results indicate that apoptotic nuclei were detected at 12 h postmortem. Cytochrome c release from the mitochondria to the cytoplasm activated the caspase-9 and caspase-3 at early postmortem aging and the activation of caspase-9 occurs before the activation of caspase-3...
April 12, 2017: Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death
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