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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730869/impact-of-iron-deficiency-on-exercise-capacity-and-outcome-in-heart-failure-with-reduced-mid-range-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Pieter Martens, Petra Nijst, Frederik H Verbrugge, Kevin Smeets, Matthias Dupont, Wilfried Mullens
BACKGROUND: Little information is available about the prevalence and impact on exercise capacity and outcome of iron deficiency in heart failure with mid-range (HFmrEF) and preserved (HFpEF) ejection fraction in comparison to heart failure with reduced ejection-fraction (HFrEF). Furthermore, no data is available about the progression of ID in patients without baseline anaemia. METHODS: We evaluated baseline iron and haemoglobin-status in a single-centre, prospective heart failure database...
July 21, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717578/in-vivo-analysis-of-mucosal-lipids-reveals-histological-disease-activity-in-ulcerative-colitis-using-endoscope-coupled-raman-spectroscopy
#2
Hao Ding, Andrew W Dupont, Shashideep Singhal, Larry D Scott, Sushovan Guha, Mamoun Younes, Xiaohong Bi
The goal of this study is to evaluate endoscopic Raman spectroscopy as a noninvasive technique to determine histological inflammatory status of colitis. Colon mucosal composition was investigated in vivo from patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) and from age- and body mass index (BMI) matched controls using endoscope-coupled Raman spectroscopy. The results were co-registered with histological assessment of inflammatory status at the same locations. Substantial decreases (50-60%) in the content of phosphotidylcholines (PCs) and total lipids were observed in inflamed colon tissue (histology grade 1, 2 and 3) compared to those from the quiescent (histology grade 0) and from the controls...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717555/adaptive-nonparametric-kinematic-modeling-of-concentric-tube-robots
#3
Georgios Fagogenis, Christos Bergeles, Pierre E Dupont
Concentric tube robots comprise telescopic precurved elastic tubes. The robot's tip and shape are controlled via relative tube motions, i.e. tube rotations and translations. Non-linear interactions between the tubes, e.g. friction and torsion, as well as uncertainty in the physical properties of the tubes themselves, e.g. the Young's modulus, curvature, or stiffness, hinder accurate kinematic modelling. In this paper, we present a machine-learning-based methodology for kinematic modelling of concentric tube robots and in situ model adaptation...
October 2016: Proceedings of the ... IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717554/toward-on-line-parameter-estimation-of-concentric-tube-robots-using-a-mechanics-based-kinematic-model
#4
Cheongjae Jang, Junhyoung Ha, Pierre E Dupont, Frank Chongwoo Park
Although existing mechanics-based models of concentric tube robots have been experimentally demonstrated to approximate the actual kinematics, determining accurate estimates of model parameters remains difficult due to the complex relationship between the parameters and available measurements. Further, because the mechanics-based models neglect some phenomena like friction, nonlinear elasticity, and cross section deformation, it is also not clear if model error is due to model simplification or to parameter estimation errors...
October 2016: Proceedings of the ... IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717013/mechanisms-of-carbon-dioxide-acquisition-and-co2-sensing-in-marine-diatoms-a-gateway-to-carbon-metabolism
#5
REVIEW
Yusuke Matsuda, Brian M Hopkinson, Kensuke Nakajima, Christopher L Dupont, Yoshinori Tsuji
Diatoms are one of the most successful marine eukaryotic algal groups, responsible for up to 20% of the annual global CO2 fixation. The evolution of a CO2-concentrating mechanism (CCM) allowed diatoms to overcome a number of serious constraints on photosynthesis in the marine environment, particularly low [CO2]aq in seawater relative to concentrations required by the CO2 fixing enzyme, ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (RubisCO), which is partly due to the slow diffusion rate of CO2 in water and a limited CO2 formation rate from [Formula: see text] in seawater...
September 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716973/incremental-benefit-of-cardiac-resynchronisation-therapy-with-versus-without-a-defibrillator
#6
Pieter Martens, Frederik H Verbrugge, Petra Nijst, Matthias Dupont, Dieter Nuyens, Hugo Van Herendael, Maximo Rivero-Ayerza, Wilson H Tang, Wilfried Mullens
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incremental value of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) in contemporary optimally treated patients with heart failure (HF) undergoing cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT). METHODS: Consecutive patients with HF undergoing CRT-pacemaker (CRT-P) or CRT-defibrillator (CRT-D) implantation in a single tertiary care centre between October 2008 and August 2015 were retrospectively evaluated. For patients with a primary prevention indication of the CRT-D, no benefit of the ICD was defined as absence of appropriate therapy (device analysis) or lethal ventricular tachyarrhythmias (mode of death analysis) during follow-up...
July 17, 2017: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712329/organotypic-cultures-of-cerebellar-slices-as-a-model-to-investigate-demyelinating-disorders
#7
Frédéric Doussau, Jean-Luc Dupont, Dorine Neel, Aline Schneider, Bernard Poulain, Jean Louis Bossu
Demyelinating disorders, characterized by a chronic or episodic destruction of the myelin sheath, are a leading cause of neurological disability in young adults in western countries. Studying the complex mechanisms involved in axon myelination, demyelination and remyelination requires an experimental model preserving the neuronal networks and neuro-glial interactions. Organotypic cerebellar slice cultures appear to be the best alternative to in vivo experiments and the most commonly used model for investigating etiology or novel therapeutic strategies in multiple sclerosis...
July 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711449/intrarenal-flow-alterations-during-transition-from-euvolemia-to-intravascular-volume-expansion-in-heart-failure-patients
#8
Petra Nijst, Pieter Martens, Matthias Dupont, W H Wilson Tang, Wilfried Mullens
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to assess: 1) the intrarenal flow in heart failure (HF) patients during the transition from euvolemia to intravascular volume overload; and 2) the relationship between intrarenal flow and diuretic efficiency. BACKGROUND: Intrarenal blood flow alterations may help to better understand impaired volume handling in HF. METHODS: Resistance index (RI) and venous impedance index (VII) were assessed in 6 healthy subjects, 40 euvolemic HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and 10 HF patients with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF)...
July 6, 2017: JACC. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705869/auditory-cortex-interneuron-development-requires-cadherins-operating-hair-cell-mechanoelectrical-transduction
#9
Baptiste Libé-Philippot, Vincent Michel, Jacques Boutet de Monvel, Sébastien Le Gal, Typhaine Dupont, Paul Avan, Christine Métin, Nicolas Michalski, Christine Petit
Many genetic forms of congenital deafness affect the sound reception antenna of cochlear sensory cells, the hair bundle. The resulting sensory deprivation jeopardizes auditory cortex (AC) maturation. Early prosthetic intervention should revive this process. Nevertheless, this view assumes that no intrinsic AC deficits coexist with the cochlear ones, a possibility as yet unexplored. We show here that many GABAergic interneurons, from their generation in the medial ganglionic eminence up to their settlement in the AC, express two cadherin-related (cdhr) proteins, cdhr23 and cdhr15, that form the hair bundle tip links gating the mechanoelectrical transduction channels...
July 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705561/quand-l%C3%A2-adolescent-devient-adulte-aspects-juridiques
#10
Marc Dupont, Audrey Volpe
When it comes to medical care, the move from minor to adult status is problematic, between the age of puberty and the age of majority, which only allows decisions to be taken independently. Medical law has evolved over the last few years, propelled by the promotion of child rights. It gives more space for adolescents to decide about their own health.
July 2017: Soins. Pédiatrie, Puériculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705554/atrial-function-atrial-volume-and-cardiovascular-clinical-outcomes-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-disease-a-study-of-cardiac-computed-tomography
#11
Laust Dupont, Simon Winther, Hanne Skou Jørgensen, Peter Bomholt, Hans Erik Bøtker, Morten Bøttcher, Per Ivarsen, My Svensson
BACKGROUND: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of cardiovascular events. Previous studies using 2-dimensional echocardiography show that left atrial end-diastolic volume (LAEDV) predicts cardiovascular outcomes and mortality in patients with CKD. However, contrast-enhanced cardiac CT may offers a more precise measure of atrial dimensions and function than 2-dimensional echocardiography and may provide improved predictionof patient outcome. AIM: The aim of the present study was to examine the association of LAEDV and left atrial ejection fraction (LAEF) assessed by CT with left ventricle end-diastolic volume (LVEDV), left ventricular mass, left ventricular ejection fraction and N-terminal plasma-pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-PRO-BNP)...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705464/diversity-of-pneumocystis-jirovecii-across-europe-a-multicentre-observational-study
#12
Alexandre Alanio, Maud Gits-Muselli, Nicolas Guigue, Marie Desnos-Ollivier, Enrique J Calderon, David Di Cave, Damien Dupont, Axel Hamprecht, Philippe M Hauser, Jannik Helweg-Larsen, Marta Kicia, Katrien Lagrou, Martina Lengerova, Olga Matos, Willem J G Melchers, Florent Morio, Gilles Nevez, Anne Totet, Lewis P White, Stéphane Bretagne
Pneumocystis jirovecii is an airborne human-specific ascomycetous fungus responsible for Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in immunocompromised patients, affecting >500,000 patients per year (www.gaffi.org). The understanding of its epidemiology is limited by the lack of standardised culture. Recent genotyping data suggests a limited genetic diversity of P. jirovecii. The objective of the study was to assess the diversity of P. jirovecii across European hospitals and analyse P. jirovecii diversity in respect to clinical data obtained from the patients...
June 29, 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701483/the-shigella-type-iii-effector-ipgd-recodes-ca-2-signals-during-invasion-of-epithelial-cells
#13
Chun Hui Sun, Benjamin Wacquier, Daniel I Aguilar, Nathalie Carayol, Kevin Denis, Sylviane Boucherie, Cesar Valencia-Gallardo, Ceren Simsek, Christophe Erneux, Alexandre Lehman, Jost Enninga, Laurence Arbibe, Philippe Sansonetti, Geneviève Dupont, Laurent Combettes, Guy Tran Van Nhieu
The role of second messengers in the diversion of cellular processes by pathogens remains poorly studied despite their importance. Among these, Ca(2+) virtually regulates all known cell processes, including cytoskeletal reorganization, inflammation, or cell death pathways. Under physiological conditions, cytosolic Ca(2+) increases are transient and oscillatory, defining the so-called Ca(2+) code that links cell responses to specific Ca(2+) oscillatory patterns. During cell invasion, Shigella induces atypical local and global Ca(2+) signals...
July 12, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695978/ultrasonographic-gastric-volume-before-unplanned-surgery
#14
G Dupont, J Gavory, P Lambert, N Tsekouras, N Barbe, E Presles, L Bouvet, S Molliex
We aimed to measure gastric antral cross-sectional area with ultrasound and estimate the gastric volume of 300 patients before unplanned surgery, fasted for at least six hours. Measurements were successfully recorded in 263 semi-recumbent patients. The median (IQR [range]) area was 333 (241-472 [28-1803]) mm(2) and the mean (SD) estimated volume was 45.8 (34.0) ml. The area exceeded 410 mm(2) in 92/263 (35%) measurements. Body mass index and morphine administration were associated with larger gastric areas on multivariable linear regression analysis, with beta coefficient (95%CI) 0...
July 11, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693603/differential-requirement-for-satellite-cells-during-overload-induced-muscle-hypertrophy-in-growing-versus-mature-mice
#15
Kevin A Murach, Sarah H White, Yuan Wen, Angel Ho, Esther E Dupont-Versteegden, John J McCarthy, Charlotte A Peterson
BACKGROUND: Pax7+ satellite cells are required for skeletal muscle fiber growth during post-natal development in mice. Satellite cell-mediated myonuclear accretion also appears to persist into early adulthood. Given the important role of satellite cells during muscle development, we hypothesized that the necessity of satellite cells for adaptation to an imposed hypertrophic stimulus depends on maturational age. METHODS: Pax7(CreER)-R26R(DTA) mice were treated for 5 days with vehicle (satellite cell-replete, SC+) or tamoxifen (satellite cell-depleted, SC-) at 2 months (young) and 4 months (mature) of age...
July 10, 2017: Skeletal Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690095/evolution-of-polyketide-synthesis-in-a-dothideomycete-forest-pathogen
#16
I Kutay Ozturk, Pranav Chettri, Pierre-Yves Dupont, Irene Barnes, Rebecca L McDougal, Geromy G Moore, Andre Sim, Rosie E Bradshaw
Fungal secondary metabolites have many important biological roles and some, like the toxic polyketide aflatoxin, have been intensively studied at the genetic level. Complete sets of polyketide synthase (PKS) genes can now be identified in fungal pathogens by whole genome sequencing and studied in order to predict the biosynthetic potential of those fungi. The pine needle pathogen Dothistroma septosporum is predicted to have only three functional PKS genes, a small number for a hemibiotrophic fungus. One of these genes is required for production of dothistromin, a polyketide virulence factor related to aflatoxin, whose biosynthetic genes are dispersed across one chromosome rather than being clustered...
July 6, 2017: Fungal Genetics and Biology: FG & B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688606/a-clinical-and-neurophysiological-motor-signature-of-unverricht-lundborg-disease
#17
E Hainque, A Blancher, V Mesnage, S Rivaud-Pechoux, A Bertrand, S Dupont, V Navarro, E Roze, I Gourfinkel-An, E Apartis
OBJECTIVES: Unverricht-Lundborg disease (ULD) is the most common form of progressive myoclonus epilepsy. Cerebellar dysfunction may appear over time, contributing along with myoclonus to motor disability. The purpose of the present work was to clarify the motor and neurophysiological characteristics of ULD patients. METHODS: Nine patients with genetically proven ULD were evaluated clinically (medical history collected from patient charts, the Scale for the Assessment and Rating of Ataxia and Unified Myoclonus Rating Scale)...
July 5, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687708/germline-loss-of-function-mutations-in-ephb4-cause-a-second-form-of-capillary-malformation-arteriovenous-malformation-cm-avm2-deregulating-ras-mapk-signaling
#18
Mustapha Amyere, Nicole Revencu, Raphaël Helaers, Eleonore Pairet, Eulalia Baselga, Maria R Cordisco, Wendy K Chung, Josée Dubois, Jean-Philippe Lacour, Loreto Martorell, Juliette Mazereeuw-Hautier, Reed E Pyeritz, David J Amor, Annouk Bisdorff, Francine Blei, Hannah Bombei, Anne Dompmartin, David G Brooks, Juliette Dupont, Maria A González-Enseñat, Ilona J Frieden, Marion Gérard, Malin Kvarnung, Andrea Kwan Hanson-Kahn, Louanne Hudgins, Christine Léauté-Labrèze, Catherine McCuaig, Denise Metry, Philippe Parent, Carle Paul, Florence Petit, Alice Phan, Isabelle Quéré, Aicha Salhi, Anne M Turner, Pierre Vabres, Asuncion Vicente, Orli Wargon, Shoji Watanabe, Lisa Weibel, Ashley Wilson, Marcia Willing, John B Mulliken, Laurence M Boon, Miikka Vikkula
Background -Most AVMs are localized and occur sporadically; however they also can be multifocal in autosomal dominant disorders, such as Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) and Capillary Malformation-Arteriovenous Malformation (CM-AVM). Previously, we identified RASA1 mutations in 50% of patients with CM-AVM. Herein we studied non-RASA1 patients to further elucidate the pathogenicity of CMs and AVMs. Methods -We conducted a genome-wide linkage study on a CM-AVM family. Whole exome sequencing was also performed on 9 unrelated CM-AVM families...
July 7, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681316/donor-derived-candida-stellimalicola-in-a-clinical-specimen-preservation-fluid-contamination-during-pancreas-procurement
#19
Damien Dupont, Antoine Huguenin, Elodie Tisserand, Véronique Reiter, Emmanuel Morelon, Lionel Badet, Isabelle Villena, Martine Wallon, Dominique Toubas
We report here a case of possible donor-derived Candida stellimalicola infection after pancreas transplantation. Candida stellimalicola, an environmental non-filamentous yeast, was isolated from both the peritoneal fluid of the graft donor and the preservation fluid of the transplanted pancreas. Interestingly, this strain exhibited high minimum inhibitory concentrations to azoles. These results justified the use of echinocandins as therapy instead of fluconazole. This switch permitted a favorable outcome. To our knowledge, this is the first report of C...
July 5, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674483/hypotensive-response-to-angiotensin-ii-type-2-receptor-stimulation-in-the-rostral-ventrolateral-medulla-requires-functional-gaba-a-receptors
#20
Laura Légat, Sofie Brouwers, Ilse J Smolders, Alain G Dupont
Objectives: Angiotensin II, glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) interact within the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM) and the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) modulating the central regulation of blood pressure and sympathetic tone. Our aim was to assess the effects of local angiotensin II type 2 receptor stimulation within the RVLM and the PVN on neurotransmitter concentrations and mean arterial pressure (MAP). Methods:In vivo microdialysis was used for measurement of extracellular glutamate and GABA levels and for local infusion of the angiotensin II type 2 receptor agonist Compound 21 in the RVLM and the PVN of conscious normotensive Wistar rats...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
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