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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541186/distributed-patterns-of-brain-activity-underlying-real-time-fmri-neurofeedback-training
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Rotem Kopel, Kirsten Emmert, Frank Scharnowski, Sven Haller, Dimitri Van De Ville
Neurofeedback (NF) based on real-time functional magnetic resonance imaging (rt-fMRI) is an exciting neuroimaging application. In most rt-fMRI NF studies, the activity level of a single region of interest (ROI) is provided as a feedback signal and the participants are trained to up or down regulate the feedback signal. NF training effects are typically analyzed using a confirmatory univariate approach, i.e., changes in the target ROI are explained by a univariate linear modulation. However, learning to self-regulate the ROI activity through NF is mediated by distributed changes across the brain...
June 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540073/viscoelastic-testing-inside-and-beyond-the-operating-room
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REVIEW
Liang Shen, Sheida Tabaie, Natalia Ivascu
Hemorrhage is a major contributor to morbidity and mortality during the perioperative period. Current methods of diagnosing coagulopathy have various limitations including long laboratory runtimes, lack of information on specific abnormalities of the coagulation cascade, lack of in vivo applicability, and lack of ability to guide the transfusion of blood products. Viscoelastic testing offers a promising solution to many of these problems. The two most-studied systems, thromboelastography (TEG) and rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM), offer similar graphical and numerical representations of the initiation, formation, and lysis of clot...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532217/integration-of-bacterial-small-rnas-in-regulatory-networks
#3
Mor Nitzan, Rotem Rehani, Hanah Margalit
Small RNAs (sRNAs) are central regulators of gene expression in bacteria, controlling target genes posttranscriptionally by base pairing with their mRNAs. sRNAs are involved in many cellular processes and have unique regulatory characteristics. In this review, we discuss the properties of regulation by sRNAs and how it differs from and combines with transcriptional regulation. We describe the global characteristics of the sRNA-target networks in bacteria using graph-theoretic approaches and review the local integration of sRNAs in mixed regulatory circuits, including feed-forward loops and their combinations, feedback loops, and circuits made of an sRNA and another regulator, both derived from the same transcript...
May 22, 2017: Annual Review of Biophysics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525622/dietary-therapy-with-the-crohn-s-disease-exclusion-diet-is-a-successful-strategy-for-induction-of-remission-in-children-and-adults-failing-biological-therapy
#4
Rotem Sigall Boneh, Chen Sarbagili-Shabat, Heinit Yanai, Irit Chermesh, Sivan Ben Avraham, Mona Boaz, Arie Levine
Background: Loss of response (LoR) to biologics in Crohn's disease (CD) is a significant clinical problem. Dietary therapy as a treatment strategy in this setting has not been previously reported. We report the use of dietary strategies using enteral nutrition coupled with the Crohn's Disease Exclusion Diet (CDED) for LoR to infliximab or adalimumab as a single center experience. Methods: Patients with LoR to a biologic despite dose escalation or combination therapy were treated with partial enteral nutrition (PEN) by a polymeric formula and the CDED for 12 weeks...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525329/thromboelastographic-profile-of-goat-blood-after-the-experimental-injury-of-the-femoral-artery-and-use-of-quikclot-gauze-and-celox-gauze-dressings
#5
P Sobiech, Z Adamiak, P Holak, P Jastrzębski, J Rogowski, M Brzeziński, K Bury, M Jałyński, W Baumgartner
The aim of this study was to evaluate the suitability of thromboelastometry for the analysis of blood test results in goats after the use of hemostatic dressings to control massive bleeding. The study was carried out on 12 goats, 6 animals in each of two subgroups. In all experimental animals incision of the femoral artery was performed, and bleeding was controlled with QuikClot gauze in the first group and Celox gauze in the second group. Dressings were applied for 60 minutes. Blood samples for thromboelastometry were collected from the jugular vein before the incision and 60 min after the application of a dressing...
March 28, 2017: Polish Journal of Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523555/alzheimer-s-disease-and-ncrnas
#6
Rotem Maoz, Benjamin P Garfinkel, Hermona Soreq
Alzheimer's disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder affecting a significant portion of the world's rapidly growing aging population. In spite of its prevalence, the etiology of the disease is still poorly understood, and effective therapy is all but unavailable. Over the past decade, noncoding RNA, including microRNA (miRNA), has emerged as a major class of regulatory molecules involved in virtually all physiological and disease states. The specificity provided by miRNA sequence complementarity, together with the ability of these molecules to regulate complex networks of genes, has made them exciting novel targets for therapeutic agents...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518110/external-excitation-of-neurons-using-electric-and-magnetic-fields-in-one-and-two-dimensional-cultures
#7
Shani Stern, Assaf Rotem, Yuri Burnishev, Eyal Weinreb, Elisha Moses
A neuron will fire an action potential when its membrane potential exceeds a certain threshold. In typical activity of the brain, this occurs as a result of chemical inputs to its synapses. However, neurons can also be excited by an imposed electric field. In particular, recent clinical applications activate neurons by creating an electric field externally. It is therefore of interest to investigate how the neuron responds to the external field and what causes the action potential. Fortunately, precise and controlled application of an external electric field is possible for embryonic neuronal cells that are excised, dissociated and grown in cultures...
May 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509684/histone-complexed-dna-fragments-levels-are-associated-with-coagulopathy-endothelial-cell-damage-and-increased-mortality-after-severe-pediatric-trauma
#8
Robert T Russell, Sarah C Christiaans, Tate Nice, Morgan Banks, Vincent Mortellaro, Charity Morgan, Amy Duhachek-Stapelman, Steven J Lisco, Jeffrey D Kerby, Brant M Wagener, Mike K Chen, Jean-François Pittet
BACKGROUND: The release of damage-associated molecular pattern molecules (DAMPs) in the extracellular space secondary to injury has been shown to cause systemic activation of the coagulation system and endothelial cell damage. We hypothesized that pediatric trauma patients with increased levels of histone-complexed DNA fragments (hcDNA) would have evidence of coagulopathy and endothelial damage that would be associated with poor outcomes. METHODS: We conducted a prospective observational study of 149 pediatric trauma patients and 62 control patients at two level 1 pediatric trauma centers from 2013-2016...
May 15, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503130/uncoupling-the-trade-off-between-somatic-proteostasis-and-reproduction-in-caenorhabditis-elegans-models-of-polyglutamine-diseases
#9
Netta Shemesh, Nadav Shai, Lana Meshnik, Rotem Katalan, Anat Ben-Zvi
Caenorhabditis elegans somatic protein homeostasis (proteostasis) is actively remodeled at the onset of reproduction. This proteostatic collapse is regulated cell-nonautonomously by signals from the reproductive system that transmit the commitment to reproduction to somatic cells. Here, we asked whether the link between the reproductive system and somatic proteostasis could be uncoupled by activating downstream effectors in the gonadal longevity cascade. Specifically, we examined whether over-expression of lipl-4 (lipl-4(oe)), a target gene of the gonadal longevity pathway, or increase in arachidonic acid (AA) levels, associated with lipl-4(oe), modulated proteostasis and reproduction...
2017: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503124/factor-xiii-deficiency-and-thrombocytopenia-are-frequent-modulators-of-postoperative-clot-firmness-in-a-surgical-intensive-care-unit
#10
Sarah von Rappard, Corina Hinnen, Roger Lussmann, Manuela Rechsteiner, Wolfgang Korte
OBJECTIVE: Fibrinogen and factor XIII (FXIII) have been shown to critically influence clot firmness in the intraoperative setting and thus likely influence intraoperative bleeding. We were interested to identify potential modulators of postoperative clot firmness in a tertiary care hospital surgical intensive care unit setting, independent of their clinical course during surgery. METHODS: 272 day-shift consecutive patients were evaluated for whole blood clot firmness evaluated by the ROTEM® EXTEM thrombelastometric assay and various potential modulators of clot firmness upon arrival at the surgical intensive care unit (SICU)...
April 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503123/thromboelastometry-and-thrombelastography-analysis-under-normal-physiological-conditions-systematic-review
#11
Marcel Adler, Sandra Ivic, Nicolas S Bodmer, Hugo Ten Cate, Lucas M Bachmann, Walter A Wuillemin, Michael Nagler
BACKGROUND: Studies investigating thromboelastometry or thrombelastography analyses in a physiological context are scattered and not easy to access. OBJECTIVE: To systematically retrieve and describe published reports studying healthy subjects and targeting at the correlation of ROTEM® and TEG® measurements with conventional parameters of hemostasis. METHODS: Systematic Review: Papers were searched in Medline, Scopus and the Science Citation Index database...
April 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502961/haptoglobin-reduces-inflammatory-cytokine-inf-%C3%AE-and-facilitates-clot-formation-in-acute-severe-burn-rat-model
#12
Hiroyuki Koami, Yuichiro Sakamoto, Taku Miyasho, Ryo Noguchi, Norio Sato, Keita Kai, Kosuke Chris Yamada, Satoshi Inoue
Haptoglobin exerts renal protective function by scavenging free hemoglobin from the urine and blood stream in patients with hemolytic disorders. Recent studies elucidate the relationships between haptoglobin and inflammation. In addition, coagulopathy is often induced by systemic inflammation characterized by the presence of vascular endothelial damage. We hypothesize that haptoglobin might have an anti-inflammatory effect and affect hypercoagulability using rat burn model. Thirty anesthetized rats of six-weeks of age received over 30% full-thickness scald burn on the dorsal skin surface...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501279/clinical-and-laboratory-markers-in-the-recovery-from-severe-preeclampsia
#13
Reut Rotem, Avital Bilitzky, Tamar Abady Nezer, Igal Plakht, Adi Y Weintraub
OBJECTIVE: To examine the recovery from severe Preeclampsia toxemia (PET) in women treated with magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) during the first 24h postpartum as reflected by the changes in various clinical and laboratory markers. STUDY DESIGN: The study population included all women diagnosed with severe PET that gave birth at the Soroka University Medical center between 2013 and 2014, and were treated with MgSO4 in the first 24h postpartum. Data were collected from the institutional computerized records...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498944/assessment-of-standard-laboratory-tests-and-rotational-thromboelastometry-for-the-prediction-of-postoperative-bleeding-in-liver-transplantation
#14
T M Dötsch, D Dirkmann, D Bezinover, M Hartmann, J W Treckmann, A Paul, F H Saner
Background.: Perioperative bleeding remains a major challenge in liver transplantation. We aimed to compare standard laboratory tests with thromboelastometry (ROTEM ® ) with regard to their ability to predict postoperative non-surgical bleeding. Methods.: Data from 243 adult liver transplant recipients from January 2012 to May 2014 were evaluated retrospectively. Upon admission to the intensive care unit, coagulation status was assessed using standard laboratory tests [prothrombin time (PT), activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), fibrinogen concentration, and platelet count] and ROTEM ® whole blood coagulation assays...
May 12, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498140/effect-of-albumin-in-combination-with-mannitol-on-whole-blood-coagulation-in-vitro-assessed-by-thromboelastometry
#15
Kadri Lillemäe, Antti T Laine, Alexey Schramko, Tomi T Niemi
BACKGROUND: Albumin and mannitol may interfere with hemostasis, but their coinfluence is unclear. We aimed to determine the effects of albumin alone and in combination with mannitol or Ringer acetate (RAC) on hemostasis in crossover in vitro study. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From citrated fresh whole blood withdrawn from 10 volunteers, we prepared 2.5, 5, 10, 15, and 20 vol% dilutions of 4% albumin (Alb group). Each sample was thereafter diluted by 15% mannitol (Alb/Man group) or RAC (Alb/RAC group) at a ratio of 9:1...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497494/global-assays-of-fibrinolysis
#16
REVIEW
A Ilich, I Bokarev, N S Key
Fibrinolysis is an important and integral part of the hemostatic system. Acting as a balance to blood coagulation, the fibrinolytic system protects the body from unwanted thrombus formation and occlusion of blood vessels. As long as blood coagulation and fibrinolysis remain in equilibrium, response to injury, such as vessel damage, is appropriately regulated. However, alterations in this balance may lead to thrombosis or bleeding. A variety of methods have been proposed to assess fibrinolytic activity in blood or its components, but due to the complexity of the system, the design of a "gold standard" assay that reflects overall fibrinolysis has remained an elusive goal...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Laboratory Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488956/introduction-of-thromboelastometry-guided-administration-of-fresh-frozen-plasma-is-associated-with-decreased-allogeneic-blood-transfusions-and-post-operative-blood-loss-in-cardiopulmonary-bypass-surgery
#17
Junko Ichikawa, Takahito Marubuchi, Keiko Nishiyama, Mitsuharu Kodaka, Klaus Görlinger, Makoto Ozaki, Makiko Komori
BACKGROUND: Cardiac surgery is frequently associated with excessive blood loss requiring multiple blood transfusions which are, in turn, associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We evaluated the effectiveness of rotational thromboelastometry (ROTEM(®))-guided administration of fresh-frozen plasma (FFP) with regards to blood loss, transfusion requirements, and major post-operative complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Coagulation management in 68 prospective patients undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass was based on a treatment algorithm guided by ROTEM(®) measurements...
March 23, 2017: Blood Transfusion, Trasfusione del Sangue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488683/progressive-hereditary-spastic-paraplegia-caused-by-a-homozygous-ky-mutation
#18
Yuval Yogev, Yonatan Perez, Iris Noyman, Anwar Abu Madegem, Hagit Flusser, Zamir Shorer, Eugene Cohen, Leonid Kachko, Analia Michaelovsky, Ruth Birk, Arie Koifman, Max Drabkin, Ohad Wormser, Daniel Halperin, Rotem Kadir, Ohad S Birk
Twelve individuals of consanguineous Bedouin kindred presented with autosomal recessive progressive spastic paraplegia evident as of age 0-24 months, with spasticity of lower limbs, hyperreflexia, toe walking and equinus deformity. Kyphoscolisois was evident in older patients. Most had atrophy of the lateral aspects of the tongue and few had intellectual disability. Nerve conduction velocity, electromyography and head and spinal cord magnetic resonance imaging were normal in tested subjects. Muscle biopsy showed occasional central nuclei and fiber size variability with small angular fibers...
May 10, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487393/potent-thrombolytic-effect-of-n-acetylcysteine-on-arterial-thrombi
#19
Sara Martinez de Lizarrondo, Clément Gakuba, Bradley A Herbig, Yohann Repessé, Carine Ali, Cécile V Denis, Peter Lenting, Emmanuel Touzé, Scott L Diamond, Denis Vivien, Maxime Gauberti
Background -Platelet crosslinking during arterial thrombosis involves von Willebrand Factor (VWF) multimers. Therefore, proteolysis of VWF appears promising to disaggregate platelet-rich thrombi and restore vessel patency in acute thrombotic disorders such as ischemic stroke, acute coronary syndrome or acute limb ischemia. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC, a clinically approved mucolytic drug) can reduce intrachain disulfide bonds in large polymeric proteins. In the present study, we postulated that NAC might cleave the VWF multimers inside occlusive thrombi, thereby leading to their dissolution and arterial recanalization...
May 9, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486277/evaluation-of-recombinant-factor-viii-fc-eloctate-activity-by-thromboelastometry-in-a-multicenter-phase-3-clinical-trial-and-correlation-with-bleeding-phenotype
#20
Frank Driessler, Maricel G Miguelino, Glenn F Pierce, Robert T Peters, Jurg M Sommer
: The aim of this study was to compare the hemostatic efficacy of recombinant factor VIII Fc (rFVIIIFc) (Eloctate) and Advate by ex-vivo rotation thromboelastometry (ROTEM) of whole blood and to explore potential ROTEM parameters that may be more predictive of a patient's bleeding tendency than plasma FVIII activity. Thirteen clinical sites were selected to perform ROTEM on freshly collected blood samples from 44 patients in the phase 3 study for rFVIIIFc, including 16 patients undergoing sequential pharmacokinetic assessment of Advate and rFVIIIFc...
May 8, 2017: Blood Coagulation & Fibrinolysis: An International Journal in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
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