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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549091/regional-retinal-ganglion-cell-axon-loss-in-a-murine-glaucoma-model
#1
Julie A Schaub, Elizabeth C Kimball, Matthew R Steinhart, Cathy Nguyen, Mary E Pease, Ericka N Oglesby, Joan L Jefferys, Harry A Quigley
Purpose: To determine if retinal ganglion cell (RGC) axon loss in experimental mouse glaucoma is uniform in the optic nerve. Methods: Experimental glaucoma was induced for 6 weeks with a microbead injection model in CD1 (n = 78) and C57BL/6 (B6, n = 68) mice. From epoxy-embedded sections of optic nerve 1 to 2 mm posterior to the globe, total nerve area and regional axon density (axons/1600 μm2) were measured in superior, inferior, nasal, and temporal zones. Results: Control eyes of CD1 mice have higher axon density and more total RGCs than control B6 mice eyes...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549049/institution-of-a-preoperative-stoma-education-group-class-decreases-rate-of-peristomal-complications-in-new-stoma-patients
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Audrey L Stokes, Shelly Tice, Suzi Follett, Diane Paskey, Lini Abraham, Cheryl Bealer, Holly Keister, Walter Koltun, Frances J Puleo
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare selected postoperative complications (including stomal and peristomal complications), hospital length of stay, and readmission rates in a group of patients who attended a preoperative educational intervention to a retrospective group of patients who did not receive the intervention. DESIGN: Retrospective, comparison cohort study. SUBJECTS AND SETTING: The intervention group comprised 124 patients who attended an educational session for persons with fecal ostomies at a single tertiary care center in the Northeastern United States...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548933/kir2dl5-mutation-and-loss-underlies-sporadic-dermal-neurofibroma-pathogenesis-and-growth
#3
Corina Anastasaki, Sonika Dahiya, David H Gutmann
Dermal neurofibromas (DNFs) are benign peripheral nerve sheath tumors thought to originate from Schwann cell progenitors. These tumors represent one of the hallmarks of the neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) tumor predisposition syndrome, where they can number in the thousands. While NF1-DNFs arise due to mutations in the NF1 gene, the vast majority of DNFs occur sporadically (sp-DNFs), where the genetic etiology is currently unknown. Herein, we employed whole-exome sequencing of sp-DNFs to identify a recurrent mutation in the KIR2DL5 gene, which codes for a protein suppressor of natural killer (NK) cell activity...
May 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548886/association-of-preventive-maintenance-therapy-compliance-and-peri-implant-diseases-a-cross-sectional-study
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Alberto Monje, Hom-Lay Wang, José Nart
AIM: This study was aimed at investigating the association between peri-implant maintenance therapy (PIMT) and the frequency of peri-implant diseases, and to further identify the factors that contribute to failure of PIMT compliance. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study on healthy partial edentulous patients was conducted. These were grouped in the following categories according to the PIMT compliance: regular compliers (RC) (≥2 PIMT/year), erratic compliers (EC) (<2 PIMT/year), and non-compliers (NC) (0 PIMT/year)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548658/distinctive-microbiomes-and-metabolites-linked-with-weight-loss-after-gastric-bypass-but-not-gastric-banding
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Zehra Esra Ilhan, John K DiBaise, Nancy G Isern, David W Hoyt, Andrew K Marcus, Dae-Wook Kang, Michael D Crowell, Bruce E Rittmann, Rosa Krajmalnik-Brown
Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) are anatomically different bariatric operations. RYGB achieves greater weight loss compared with LAGB. Changes in the gut microbiome have been documented after RYGB, but not LAGB, and the microbial contribution to sustainable surgical weight loss warrants further evaluation. We hypothesized that RYGB imposes greater changes on the microbiota and its metabolism than LAGB, and that the altered microbiota may contribute to greater weight loss...
May 26, 2017: ISME Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548224/resveratrol-beneficially-affects-meat-quality-of-heat-stressed-broilers-which-is-associated-with-changes-in-muscle-antioxidant-status
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Cheng Zhang, Xiaohui Zhao, Li Wang, Lei Yang, Xingyong Chen, Zhaoyu Geng
This study was conducted to evaluate the effect of dietary resveratrol (Res) supplementation on serum parameters, meat quality and muscle antioxidant status of broilers under heat stress (HS). A total of 270 21-day-old male Cobb broilers were randomly assigned to three treatment groups with six replicates of 15 birds each. The three treatment groups were as follows: the control group, in which birds were reared at 22 ± 1°C, and the HS and HS + Res (400 mg/kg) groups, in which birds were reared at 33 ± 1°C for 10 h (08...
May 26, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548024/a-randomized-double-blind-non-inferiority-trial-evaluating-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-omarigliptin-a-once-weekly-dpp-4-inhibitor-or-glimepiride-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-inadequately-controlled-on-metformin-monotherapy
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Yehuda Handelsman, Brett Lauring, Ira Gantz, Carol Iredale, Edward A O'Neill, Ziwen Wei, Shailaja Suryawanshi, Keith D Kaufman, Samuel S Engel, Eseng Lai
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of adding the once-weekly DPP-4 inhibitor omarigliptin or the sulfonylurea glimepiride to the treatment regimen of patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) and inadequate glycemic control on metformin monotherapy. METHODS: Patients with T2DM and HbA1c ≥6.5% to ≤9.0% while on a stable dose of metformin (≥1500 mg/day) were randomized to omarigliptin 25 mg once-weekly (N = 376) or glimepiride up to 6 mg once-daily (N = 375) for 54 weeks...
May 26, 2017: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547918/exercise-with-weight-loss-improves-adipose-tissue-and-skeletal-muscle-markers-of-fatty-acid-metabolism-in-postmenopausal-women
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Heidi K Ortmeyer, Andrew P Goldberg, Alice S Ryan
OBJECTIVE: The effects of 6-month weight loss (WL) versus aerobic exercise training (AEX)+WL on fat and skeletal muscle markers of fatty acid metabolism were determined in normal (NGT) and impaired (IGT) glucose tolerant African-American and Caucasian postmenopausal women with overweight/obesity. METHODS: Fat (gluteal and abdominal) lipoprotein lipase (LPL), skeletal muscle LPL, acyl-CoA synthase (ACS), ß-hydroxacyl-CoA dehydrogenase, carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT-1), and citrate synthase (CS) activities were measured at baseline (n = 104) and before and after WL (n = 34) and AEX+WL (n = 37)...
May 26, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547814/electrical-stimulation-structurally-affects-the-tissues-of-the-rectum-and-anus-of-nulliparous-rats
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Hugo Alves de Sousa, Maria da Glória da Silva, Keyla de Paula Barbosa, Leonora Maciel de Souza Vianna, Yolanda Galindo Pacheco, José Roberto Pimenta de Godoy, Selma Aparecida Souza Kuckelhaus
Considering that the muscles of the anus perform a critical role in maintaining continence, losses in their structure can negatively affect the physiological control of the intestinal contents. Anorectal electro-stimulation (ARES) has been reported to have a positive effect on the functionality of treated patients, but how ARES affects the structural tissues of the anorectal segment remains unknown. Because the study of how ARES structurally affects human tissues is not possible, this study aimed to clarify these effects in a murine model, which has a similar anorectal segment (structure and physiology) to humans...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547771/translation-of-wnt-developmental-programs-into-stem-cell-replacement-strategies-for-the-treatment-of-parkinson-s-disease
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REVIEW
Enrique M Toledo, Daniel Gyllborg, Ernest Arenas
Wnt signalling is a highly conserved pathway across species that is critical for normal development and is deregulated in multiple diseases including cancer and neurodegeneration. Wnt signalling is critically required for midbrain dopaminergic (mDA) neuron development and maintenance. Understanding the molecular processes controlled by Wnt signalling may thus hold the key to understand the physiopathology and to develop novel therapies aimed at preventing the loss of mDA neurons in Parkinson's disease (PD)...
May 26, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547529/toll-like-receptor-4-tlr4-and-triggering-receptor-expressed-on-myeloid-cells-2-trem-2-activation-balance-astrocyte-polarization-into-a-proinflammatory-phenotype
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Gerardo Rosciszewski, Vanesa Cadena, Veronica Murta, Jeronimo Lukin, Alejandro Villarreal, Thierry Roger, Alberto Javier Ramos
Astrocytes react to brain injury with a generic response known as reactive gliosis, which involves activation of multiple intracellular pathways including several that may be beneficial for neuronal survival. However, by unknown mechanisms, reactive astrocytes can polarize into a proinflammatory phenotype that induces neurodegeneration. In order to study reactive gliosis and astroglial polarization into a proinflammatory phenotype, we used cortical devascularization-induced brain ischemia in Wistar rats and primary astroglial cell cultures exposed to oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD)...
May 25, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547010/language-development-and-impairment-in-children-with-mild-to-moderate-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Lorna F Halliday, Outi Tuomainen, Stuart Rosen
Purpose: The goal of this study was to examine language development and factors related to language impairments in children with mild to moderate sensorineural hearing loss (MMHL). Method: Ninety children, aged 8-16 years (46 children with MMHL; 44 aged-matched controls), were administered a battery of standardized language assessments, including measures of phonological processing, receptive and expressive vocabulary and grammar, word and nonword reading, and parental report of communication skills...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546963/auditory-processing-abilities-of-parkinson-s-disease-patients
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Robert L Folmer, Jay J Vachhani, Sarah M Theodoroff, Rachel Ellinger, Amy Riggins
Since Parkinson's Disease (PD) primarily affects older people, a majority of PD patients have age-related hearing loss (HL) that will worsen over time. The goal of this study was to assess peripheral and central auditory functions in a population of PD patients and compare the results with a group of age-matched control subjects. Study participants included 35 adults with PD (mean age = 66.9 ± 11.2 years) and a group of 35 healthy control subjects (mean age = 65.4 ± 12.3 years). Assessments included questionnaires, neuropsychological tests, audiometric testing, and a battery of central auditory processing tests...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546939/demographic-features-and-visual-outcomes-of-patients-presenting-to-diabetic-photo-screening-and-treated-for-sight-threatening-retinopathy-in-fiji
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Riyaz Bhikoo, Neil Murray, Biu Sikivou, Stephanie Emma, Charles McGhee
AIM: To describe the demographic features and visual outcomes of patients presenting to photo-screening services, and treated for sight threatening retinopathy (STR) in a low resource setting, Fiji. METHODS: A retrospective review of all new patients who presented for diabetic photo-screening at the Diabetic Eye Clinic, Suva in 2010. Fundus images were graded using standardised guidelines. Patient demographics, retinopathy grading and visual acuity data were extracted from the database and analyzed...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546457/amino-acid-homeostasis-and-signalling-in-mammalian-cells-and-organisms
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REVIEW
Stefan Bröer, Angelika Bröer
Cells have a constant turnover of proteins that recycle most amino acids over time. Net loss is mainly due to amino acid oxidation. Homeostasis is achieved through exchange of essential amino acids with non-essential amino acids and the transfer of amino groups from oxidised amino acids to amino acid biosynthesis. This homeostatic condition is maintained through an active mTORC1 complex. Under amino acid depletion, mTORC1 is inactivated. This increases the breakdown of cellular proteins through autophagy and reduces protein biosynthesis...
May 25, 2017: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546317/anti-coalescence-of-bosons-on-a-lossy-beam-splitter
#16
B Vest, M-C Dheur, E Devaux, A Baron, E Rousseau, J-P Hugonin, J-J Greffet, G Messin, F Marquier
Two-boson interference, a fundamentally-quantum effect, has been extensively studied with photons through the Hong-Ou-Mandel effect and observed with guided plasmons. Using two freely-propagating surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) interfering on a lossy beam splitter, we show that the presence of loss enables us to modify the reflection and transmission factors of the beam splitter, thus revealing quantum interference paths that do not exist in a lossless configuration. We investigate the two-plasmon interference on beam splitters with different sets of reflection and transmission factors...
May 25, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546303/intraocular-minocycline-for-the-treatment-of-ocular-pythiosis
#17
Fátima Ros Castellar, Carmen Sobrino Jiménez, Almudena Del Hierro Zarzuelo, Alicia Herrero Ambrosio, Ana Boto de Los Bueis
PURPOSE: A case of ocular pythiosis successfully treated with surgery and intraocular and oral minocycline is reported. SUMMARY: A 30-year-old man who wore corrective contact lenses traveled to Brazil and Colombia where he swam in salt and fresh waters while wearing contact lenses. He sought treatment at an emergency department after 2 weeks of suffering with a painful corneal ulcer, redness, and loss of vision in his right eye that had been treated at other centers with ophthalmic moxifloxacin for 10 days and with fortified topical antibiotics (amikacin and vancomycin) for 2 days...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Health-system Pharmacy: AJHP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546288/dynamic-changes-in-the-skeletal-muscle-proteome-during-denervation-induced-atrophy
#18
Franziska Lang, Sriram Aravamudhan, Hendrik Nolte, Clara Tuerk, Soraya Hölper, Stefan Müller, Stefan Günther, Bert Blaauw, Thomas Braun, Marcus Krüger
Loss of neuronal stimulation enhances protein breakdown and reduces protein synthesis, causing rapid muscle mass loss. To elucidate the pathophysiological adaptations that occur in atrophying muscles, we used stable isotope labelling and mass spectrometry to accurately quantify protein expression changes during denervation-induced atrophy after sciatic nerve section in the mouse gastrocnemius muscle (GAST). Additionally, mice were fed a SILAC diet containing (13)C6 lysine for four, seven, or eleven days to calculate relative levels of protein synthesis in denervated and control muscles...
May 25, 2017: Disease Models & Mechanisms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546114/melaleuca-alternifolia-essential-oil-prevents-alterations-to-purinergic-enzymes-and-ameliorates-the-innate-immune-response-in-silver-catfish-infected-with-aeromonas-hydrophila
#19
Matheus D Baldissera, Carine F Souza, Pedro H Doleski, Agueda C de Vargas, Marta M M F Duarte, Thiago Duarte, Aline A Boligon, Daniela B R Leal, Bernardo Baldisserotto
Aeromonas hydrophila infection represents a major impediment to the development of aquaculture, leading to important economic losses. Over the last few years, different methods have been used to counteract and minimize the negative effects of this infection, such as the use of Melaleuca alternifolia essential oil, popularly known as tea tree oil (TTO), that possess a bactericide action against A. hydrophila. The purinergic system develops an important role in the inflammatory response, principally due to involvement of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in the inflammatory process, as well as by the anti-inflammatory properties of adenosine (Ado), a molecule that is controlled by NTPDase, 5'-nucleotidase and adenosine deaminase (ADA) enzymes...
May 22, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546107/intestinal-toxicity-evaluation-of-long-circulating-and-ph-sensitive-liposomes-loaded-with-cisplatin
#20
Raquel Silva Araújo, Ana Letícia Malheiros Silveira, Éricka Lorenna de Sales E Souza, Rachel Horta Freire, Cristina Maria de Souza, Diego Carlos Reis, Bruno Rocha Cordeiro Costa, Michelle Amantéa Sugimoto, Josianne Nicácio Silveira, Flaviano Dos Santos Martins, Geovanni Dantas Cassali, Jacqueline Isaura Alvarez Leite, Lirlândia Pires Sousa, Adaliene Versiani Matos Ferreira, Mônica Cristina Oliveira, Valbert Nascimento Cardoso
Cisplatin (CDDP) is a chemotherapeutic agent widely used in several anticancer protocols for instance head and neck, testicle, ovarian, lung and peritoneal carcinomatosis. According to the literature, the use of CDDP is associated with several side effects; among them, we highlighted the mucositis. CDDP, when administered by IP, promoted significant intestinal epithelium alterations in an experimental model. Our research group has proposed that the incorporation of CDDP into long-circulating and pH-sensitive liposomes (SpHL-CDDP) could help to overcome some side effects induced by this drug...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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