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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214960/axonal-disruption-in-white-matter-underlying-cortical-sulcus-tau-pathology-in-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
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Laurena Holleran, Joong Hee Kim, Mihika Gangolli, Thor Stein, Victor Alvarez, Ann McKee, David L Brody
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disorder associated with repetitive traumatic brain injury. One of the primary defining neuropathological lesions in CTE, based on the first consensus conference, is the accumulation of hyperphosphorylated tau in gray matter sulcal depths. Post-mortem CTE studies have also reported myelin loss, axonal injury and white matter degeneration. Currently, the diagnosis of CTE is restricted to post-mortem neuropathological analysis. We hypothesized that high spatial resolution advanced diffusion MRI might be useful for detecting white matter microstructural changes directly adjacent to gray matter tau pathology...
February 18, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205009/mixed-pathologies-including-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-account-for-dementia-in-retired-association-football-soccer-players
#2
Helen Ling, Huw R Morris, James W Neal, Andrew J Lees, John Hardy, Janice L Holton, Tamas Revesz, David D R Williams
In retired professional association football (soccer) players with a past history of repetitive head impacts, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a potential neurodegenerative cause of dementia and motor impairments. From 1980 to 2010, 14 retired footballers with dementia were followed up regularly until death. Their clinical data, playing career, and concussion history were prospectively collected. Next-of-kin provided consent for six to have post-mortem brain examination. Of the 14 male participants, 13 were professional and 1 was a committed amateur...
February 15, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188060/mesenteric-findings-of-ct-enterography-are-well-correlated-with-the-endoscopic-severity-of-crohn-s-disease
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Takehiro Sakurai, Tatsuro Katsuno, Keiko Saito, Sayuri Yoshihama, Tomoo Nakagawa, Hirotaka Koseki, Takashi Taida, Hideaki Ishigami, Ken-Ichiro Okimoto, Daisuke Maruoka, Tomoaki Matsumura, Makoto Arai, Osamu Yokosuka
BACKGROUND: Maintenance of mucosal healing is a primary goal when treating Crohn's disease (CD). Endoscopy is the most precise method for the assessment of mucosal healing, but is considered overly invasive for patients with CD. In contrast, CT enterography (CTE) is less invasive, but little is known about the correlation between mucosal status and CTE parameters. METHODS: We recruited CD patients who underwent CTE and double balloon endoscopy (DBE) on the same day at our hospital between 2012 and 2014...
November 27, 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186402/next-generation-electrochemical-energy-materials-for-intermediate-temperature-molten-oxide-fuel-cells-and-ion-transport-molten-oxide-membranes
#4
Valery V Belousov
High temperature electrochemical devices such as solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and oxygen separators based on ceramic materials are used for efficient energy conversion. These devices generally operate in the temperature range of 800-1000 °C. The high operating temperatures lead to accelerated degradation of the SOFC and oxygen separator materials. To solve this problem, the operating temperatures of these electrochemical devices must be lowered. However, lowering the temperature is accompanied by decreasing the ionic conductivity of fuel cell electrolyte and oxygen separator membrane...
February 10, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181891/-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-an-old-acquaintance-in-athletes
#5
E G B Vijverberg, A C M Pijnenburg, P Scheltens, Y A L Pijnenburg
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative disease caused by repetitive head injuries like those seen in sports such as boxing, American football and soccer.- The clinical features of CTE are a range of cognitive, psychiatric and motor symptoms, and histopathology involves deposits of hyperphosphorylated tau protein and the presence of TAR DNA-binding protein (TDP-43) with relatively little beta-amyloid.- CTE is difficult to differentiate clinically from Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia and psychiatric disorders because of the major symptom overlap between these conditions...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178914/a-survey-of-senior-medical-students-attitudes-and-awareness-toward-teaching-and-participation-in-a-formal-clinical-teaching-elective-a-canadian-perspective
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J D Matthew Hughes, Elise Azzi, Gregory Walter Rose, Christopher J Ramnanan, Karima Khamisa
BACKGROUND: To prepare for careers in medicine, medical trainees must develop clinical teaching skills. It is unclear if Canadian medical students need or want to develop such skills. We sought to assess Canadian students' perceptions of clinical teaching, and their desire to pursue clinical teaching skills development via a clinical teaching elective (CTE) in their final year of medical school. METHODS: We designed a descriptive cross-sectional study of Canadian senior medical students, using an online survey to gauge teaching experience, career goals, perceived areas of confidence, and interest in a CTE...
2017: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154186/structural-analysis-reveals-the-deleterious-effects-of-telomerase-mutations-in-telomerase-associated-bone-marrow-failure-syndromes
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Hunter Hoffman, Cory Rice, Emmanuel Skordalakes
Naturally occurring mutations in the ribonucleoprotein reverse transcriptase, telomerase, are associated with the bone marrow failure syndromes dyskeratosis congenita (DKC), aplastic anemia (AA), and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). However, the mechanism by which these mutations impact telomerase function remains unknown. Here we present the structure of the human telomerase c-terminal extension (CTE or thumb domain) determined by the method of single-wavelength anomalous diffraction (SAD) to 2.31 A resolution...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144162/thoracic-epidural-catheter-for-postoperative-pain-control-following-an-ineffective-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-using-liposome-bupivacaine
#8
Brian D Terrien, David Espinoza, Charles C Stehman, Gabriel A Rodriguez, Nicholas C Connolly
A 24-year-old female with a history of ulcerative colitis underwent colectomy. The patient received an ineffective transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block with liposome bupivacaine (Exparel) intraoperatively and was started on a hydromorphone patient-controlled analgesia 5 hours after the TAP block, which did not relieve her pain. A continuous thoracic epidural (CTE) was then placed after blood levels of bupivacaine were drawn, and the patient immediately experienced significant pain relief. The combined use of liposome bupivacaine and bupivacaine CTE infusion in the postoperative management of this patient demonstrated no safety concerns, provided excellent analgesia and plasma concentrations of bupivacaine remained far below toxic levels...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106517/traditional-invasive-and-synchrotron-based-non-invasive-assessments-of-3d-printed-hybrid-cartilage-constructs
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Adeola Deborah Olubamiji, Ning Zhu, Tuanjie Chang, Chijioke Nwankwo, Zohreh Izadifar, Ali Honaramooz, Daniel Chen, B Frank Eames
Three-dimensional (3D)-printed constructs made of polycaprolactone (PCL) and chondrocyte-impregnated alginate hydrogel (hybrid cartilage constructs) mimic the biphasic nature of articular cartilage, offering promise for cartilage tissue engineering (CTE) applications. However, the regulatory pathway for medical device development requires validation of such constructs through in vitro bench tests and in vivo preclinical examinations premarket approval. Furthermore, non-invasive imaging techniques are required for effective evaluation of the progress of these cartilage constructs, especially when implanted in animal models or human subjects...
January 20, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096971/carthamus-tinctorius-l-ameliorates-brain-injury-followed-by-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-in-rats-by-antioxidative-and-anti-inflammatory-mechanisms
#10
Pin-Kuei Fu, Tai-Long Pan, Chi-Yu Yang, Kee-Ching Jeng, Nou-Ying Tang, Ching-Liang Hsieh
OBJECTIVES: Carthamus tinctorius L. (CT) or safflower is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. This study investigated the effects of CT extract (CTE) on ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) brain injury and elucidated the underlying mechanism. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The I/R model was conducted by occlusion of both common carotid arteries and right middle cerebral artery for 90 min followed by 24 hr reperfusion in Sprague-Dawley rats. CTE (0.2-0.6 g/kg) was administered intraperitoneally before and during ischemia, and during reperfusion period...
December 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096246/chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy-is-latency-in-symptom-onset-explained-by-tau-propagation
#11
Joshua Kriegel, Zachary Papadopoulos, Ann C McKee
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative tauopathy associated with repetitive mild brain trauma. CTE, previously termed "dementia pugilistica," has been identified in American football, ice hockey, baseball, rugby and soccer players, boxers, wrestlers, and military personnel exposed to blast and other traumatic brain injuries. There is often a long latency period between an individual's exposure to repetitive brain trauma and the clinical symptoms of CTE. The pathology of CTE is characterized by a progression from isolated focal perivascular hyperphosphorylated tau lesions in the cerebral cortex to a widespread tauopathy that involves diffuse cortical and medial temporal lobe regions...
January 17, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094766/matriptase-mediated-cleavage-of-epcam-destabilizes-claudins-and-dysregulates-intestinal-epithelial-homeostasis
#12
Chuan-Jin Wu, Xu Feng, Michael Lu, Sohshi Morimura, Mark C Udey
Congenital tufting enteropathy (CTE) is a severe autosomal recessive human diarrheal disorder with characteristic intestinal epithelial dysplasia. CTE can be caused by mutations in genes encoding EpCAM, a putative adhesion molecule, and HAI-2, a cell surface protease inhibitor. A similar phenotype occurs in mice whose intestinal epithelial cells (IECs) fail to express the tight junction-associated protein claudin-7. EpCAM stabilizes claudin-7 in IECs, and HAI-2 regulates the cell surface serine protease matriptase, a known modifier of intestinal epithelial physiology...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091724/automatic-ct-based-finite-element-model-generation-for-temperature-based-death-time-estimation-feasibility-study-and-sensitivity-analysis
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Sebastian Schenkl, Holger Muggenthaler, Michael Hubig, Bodo Erdmann, Martin Weiser, Stefan Zachow, Andreas Heinrich, Felix Victor Güttler, Ulf Teichgräber, Gita Mall
Temperature-based death time estimation is based either on simple phenomenological models of corpse cooling or on detailed physical heat transfer models. The latter are much more complex but allow a higher accuracy of death time estimation, as in principle, all relevant cooling mechanisms can be taken into account.Here, a complete workflow for finite element-based cooling simulation is presented. The following steps are demonstrated on a CT phantom: Computer tomography (CT) scan Segmentation of the CT images for thermodynamically relevant features of individual geometries and compilation in a geometric computer-aided design (CAD) model Conversion of the segmentation result into a finite element (FE) simulation model Computation of the model cooling curve (MOD) Calculation of the cooling time (CTE) For the first time in FE-based cooling time estimation, the steps from the CT image over segmentation to FE model generation are performed semi-automatically...
January 14, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079214/estimating-carrier-relaxation-times-in-the-ba8ga16ge30-clathrate-in-the-extrinsic-regime
#14
Robert L González-Romero, A Antonelli
We used a semi-empirical method to extract carrier relaxation times at different temperatures (τ(T)) in thermoelectric materials from a combination of experimental results and first-principles calculations. The methodology is based on the Boltzmann transport equation formalism within the relaxation time approximation. It can be applied to single crystals and polycrystalline materials. We applied the method to investigate the electronic transport properties of the clathrate compound Ba8Ga16Ge30 type-I. The calculations indicate that the carrier relaxation process in single crystals is dominated by electron-phonon scattering (τ ∝ T(-3/2)), while in polycrystalline materials scattering at grain boundaries dominates (τ ∼ cte)...
January 12, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077004/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-modulation-as-a-target-for-ameliorating-effects-of-blast-induced-traumatic-brain-injury
#15
Brandon Peter Lucke-Wold, Aric Logsdon, Ryan C Turner, Jason D Huber, Charles L Rosen
Blast traumatic brain injury (bTBI) has been shown to contribute to progressive neurodegenerative disease. Recent evidence suggests that endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is a mechanistic link between acute neurotrauma and progressive tauopathy. We propose that ER stress contributes to extensive behavioral changes associated with a CTE-like phenotype. Targeting ER stress is a promising option for the treatment of neurotrauma related neurodegeneration warranting investigation. Utilizing our validated and clinically relevant Sprague-Dawley blast model, we investigated a time course of mechanistic changes that occur following bTBI (50 PSI) including: ER stress activation, iron mediated toxicity, and tauopathy via western blot and immunohistochemistry...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067738/does-a-unique-neuropsychiatric-profile-currently-exist-for-chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy
#16
Faith M Hanlon, Christopher A McGrew, Andrew R Mayer
There is evidence that repetitive mild traumatic brain injury leads to specific patterns of neuropathological findings, labeled chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). However, questions remain about whether these neuropathological changes produce changes in behavior, cognition, and emotional status that are associated with a unique neuropsychiatric profile that can be assessed using currently available clinical tools. Our review of the literature indicates that insufficient evidence currently exists to suggest a distinct neuropsychiatric profile for CTE...
January 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058450/collagenous-sprue-cross-sectional-imaging-a-comparative-blinded-study
#17
Badr Al-Bawardy, Shannon P Sheedy, Michelle B Herberts, Joseph A Murray, Alberto Rubio-Tapia, Elizabeth Rajan, David H Bruining, Stephanie L Hansel, John M Barlow, Joel G Fletcher, Jeff L Fidler
PURPOSE: Collagenous sprue (CS) is a rare enteropathy characterized by villous atrophy and a thickened subepithelial collagen band. The aim of this study is to describe the cross-sectional imaging findings of CS. METHODS: A case-control, retrospective study with cases of all CS patients from January 2000 to 2015 was performed. Inclusion criteria were (1) Histopathologic diagnosis and (2) Imaging with computed tomography abdomen/pelvis (CT A/P), CT enterography (CTE), or magnetic resonance enterography within 6 months of small bowel (SB) biopsy...
January 5, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049229/tandem-high-dose-chemotherapy-and-autologous-stem-cell-transplantation-for-high-grade-gliomas-in-children-and-adolescents
#18
Ji Won Lee, Do Hoon Lim, Ki Woong Sung, Hyeong Jin Lee, Eun Sang Yi, Keon Hee Yoo, Hong Hoe Koo, Yeon Lim Suh, Hyung Jin Shin
With the aim to investigate the outcome of tandem high-dose chemotherapy and autologous stem cell transplantation (HDCT/auto-SCT) for high-grade gliomas (HGGs), we retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 30 patients with HGGs (16 glioblastomas, 7 anaplastic astrocytomas, and 7 other HGGs) between 2006 and 2015. Gross or near total resection was possible in 11 patients. Front-line treatment after surgery was radiotherapy (RT) in 14 patients and chemotherapy in the remaining 16 patients including 3 patients less than 3 years of age...
February 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045023/meta-analytic-bayesian-model-for-differentiating-intestinal-tuberculosis-from-crohn-s-disease
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Julajak Limsrivilai, Andrew B Shreiner, Ananya Pongpaibul, Charlie Laohapand, Rewat Boonanuwat, Nonthalee Pausawasdi, Supot Pongprasobchai, Sathaporn Manatsathit, Peter D R Higgins
OBJECTIVES: Distinguishing intestinal tuberculosis (ITB) from Crohn's disease (CD) is difficult, although studies have reported clinical, endoscopic, imaging, and laboratory findings that help to differentiate these two diseases. We aimed to produce estimates of the predictive power of these findings and construct a comprehensive model to predict the probability of ITB vs. CD. METHODS: A systematic literature search for studies differentiating ITB from CD was conducted in MEDLINE, PUBMED, and EMBASE from inception until September 2015...
January 3, 2017: American Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044172/negative-thermal-expansion-in-2h-cusco2-originating-from-the-cooperation-of-transverse-thermal-vibrations-of-cu-and-o-atoms
#20
Dahu Chang, Weiyang Yu, Qiang Sun, Yu Jia
Negative thermal expansion (NTE) originating from the transverse thermal vibrations of metal atoms is seldom reported, which is why the transparent conducting oxide 2H CuScO2 is such a unique case. Using the density functional theory (DFT) and the quasi-harmonic approximation (QHA), the thermal properties of 2H CuScO2 were investigated. The coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and the Grüneisen parameters of different vibrational modes were calculated, and we found that, up to a temperature of 200 K, 2H CuScO2 displays a strong NTE behavior along the c-axis (i...
January 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
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