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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646568/blink-r1-latency-utility-in-diagnosis-and-treatment-assessment-of-poems-and-cidp
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Wei Wang, William J Litchy, Michelle L Mauermann, P James B Dyck, Angela Dispenzieri, Jay Mandrekar, Peter J Dyck, Christopher J Klein
INTRODUCTION: In POEMS and CIDP, limb nerve conduction studies (NCS) are limited in identifying demyelination and detecting treatment effects in severely affected patients. Blink R1-latency may improve these assessments. METHODS: POEMS and CIDP patients having undergone NCS and blink reflex were identified. Correlations between R1-latency, limb NCS and neuropathy impairment scores (NIS) were compared. RESULTS: With182 patients (124 POEMS, 58 CIDP) identified, R1-prolongation (>13ms) occurred in 64...
June 23, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646566/structural-neuroimaging-correlates-of-alcohol-and-cannabis-use-in-adolescents-and-adults
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Rachel E Thayer, Sophie YorkWilliams, Hollis C Karoly, Amithrupa Sabbineni, Sarah Feldstein Ewing, Angela D Bryan, Kent E Hutchison
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Chronic alcohol use is associated with lower gray matter volume, and we recently reported that alcohol use showed negative associations with widespread gray matter (GM) volume even among young adults. The current study aimed to test the strength of association between (1) alcohol use and GM volume; (2) alcohol use and white matter (WM) integrity; (3) cannabis use and GM volume; and (4) cannabis use and WM integrity among adults and adolescents. DESIGN AND SETTING: General linear models within large pooled cross-sectional samples of adolescents and adults who had participated in studies collecting substance use and neuroimaging data in the southwestern United States...
June 23, 2017: Addiction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646392/the-changing-landscape-of-alopecia-areata-the-translational-landscape
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REVIEW
Etienne C E Wang, Angela M Christiano
Recent genetic and preclinical studies have increased our understanding of the immunopathogenesis of alopecia areata (AA). This has allowed expedited development of targeted therapies for the treatment of AA, and a paradigm shift in our approach and understanding of autoimmunity and the hair follicle. The synergy between preclinical studies, animal models, and translational studies has led to unprecedented advances in the treatment options for AA, ultimately benefiting patients who have had little recourse...
June 23, 2017: Advances in Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645930/genomic-and-non-genomic-effects-of-androgens-in-the-cardiovascular-system-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Angela K Lucas Herald, Rheure Alves-Lopes, Augusto C Montezano, S Faisal Ahmed, Rhian M Touyz
The principle steroidal androgens are testosterone and its metabolite 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is converted from testosterone by the enzyme 5α-reductase. Through the classic pathway with androgens crossing the plasma membrane and binding to the androgen receptor (AR) or via mechanisms independent of the ligand-dependent transactivation function of nuclear receptors, testosterone induces genomic and non-genomic effects respectively. AR is widely distributed in several tissues, including vascular endothelial and smooth muscle cells...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645779/schizophrenia-and-neurogenesis-a-stem-cell-approach
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REVIEW
Angela Iannitelli, Adele Quartini, Paola Tirassa, Giuseppe Bersani
Several recent research findings indicate that schizophrenia (SCZ) may begin with an abnormal neuro-genesis from embryonic Neural Stem Cells (NSCs) and that this process may be particularly vulnerable to a number of genetic and/or environmental disturbances of early brain development. Since it is now well known that neurogenesis is not confined to the womb, but is a protracted process continuing in postnatal life well into adolescence and beyond, and since in the majority of subjects diagnosed with SCZ the first psychotic break occurs in late adolescence or early adulthood, the aim of our paper is to summarize the main findings supporting a possible link between changes in developmental postnatal neurogenesis and SCZ, with a specific focus on the critical period of adolescence and associated environmental risk factors...
June 20, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645731/aortic-backward-waves-rather-than-stiffness-account-for-independent-associations-between-pulse-pressure-amplification-and-left-ventricular-mass-in-a-young-to-middle-aged-sample
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Moekanyi J Sibiya, Gavin R Norton, Hendrik L Booysen, Grace Tade, Carlos D Libhaber, Imraan Ballim, Pinhas Sareli, Angela J Woodiwiss
A decreased aortic-to-brachial pulse pressure (PP) amplification, which is independently associated with cardiovascular outcomes, may index several aortic functional changes. However, that aortic functional change most likely to account for this effect is uncertain. In 706 randomly selected community participants of African ancestry with a mean age of 44.4 ± 18.2 years, we assessed aortic function using radial applanation tonometry and SphygmoCor software (including forward [Pf] and backward [Pb] wave separation analysis assuming a triangular flow waveform) and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) (echocardiography)...
June 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645562/anti-myeloma-effects-of-ruxolitinib-combined-with-bortezomib-and-lenalidomide-a-rationale-for-jak-stat-pathway-inhibition-in-myeloma-patients
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Mariana B de Oliveira, Veruska L Fook-Alves, Angela I P Eugenio, Rodrigo C Fernando, Luiz Felipe G Sanson, Mariana F de Carvalho, Walter M T Braga, Faith E Davies, Gisele W B Colleoni
JAK proteins have been linked with survival and proliferation of multiple myeloma (MM) cells; therefore, JAK inhibition could be a therapeutic strategy for MM. We evaluated JAK1 and JAK2 expression in MM patients and the effects of JAK/STAT pathway inhibition on apoptosis, cell cycle, gene and protein expression in RPMI-8226 and U266 MM cell lines. 57% of patients presented overexpression of JAK2 and 27%, of JAK1. After treatment with ruxolitinib and bortezomib, RPMI-8226 and U266 presented 50% of cells in late apoptosis, reduction of anti-apoptotic genes expression and higher number of cells in SubG0 phase...
June 20, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645526/injury-induced-gp130-cytokine-signaling-in-peripheral-ganglia-is-reduced-in-diabetes-mellitus
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Jon P Niemi, Angela R Filous, Alicia DeFrancesco, Jane A Lindborg, Nisha A Malhotra, Gina N Wilson, Bowen Zhou, Samuel D Crish, Richard E Zigmond
Neuropathy is a major diabetic complication. While the mechanism of this neuropathy is not well-understood, it is believed to result in part from deficient nerve regeneration. Work from our laboratory established that gp130 family of cytokines are induced in animals after axonal injury and are involved in the induction of regeneration-associated genes (RAGs) and in the conditioning lesion response. Here, we examine whether a reduction of cytokine signaling occurs in diabetes. Streptozotocin (STZ) was used to destroy pancreatic β cells, leading to chronic hyperglycemia...
June 20, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645322/erratum-to-trends-in-antimicrobial-resistance-and-empiric-antibiotic-therapy-of-bloodstream-infections-at-a-general-hospital-in-mid-norway-a-prospective-observational-study
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Arne Mehl, Bjørn Olav Åsvold, Angela Kümmel, Stian Lydersen, Julie Paulsen, Ingvild Haugan, Erik Solligård, Jan Kristian Damås, Stig Harthug, Tom-Harald Edna
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645283/oocyte-polarized-light-microscopy-assay-of-specific-follicular-fluid-metabolites-and-gene-expression-in-cumulus-cells-as-different-approaches-to-predict-fertilization-efficiency-after-icsi
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Alberto Revelli, Stefano Canosa, Loredana Bergandi, Oleksii A Skorokhod, Valentina Biasoni, Andrea Carosso, Angela Bertagna, Milena Maule, Elisabetta Aldieri, Maria Diletta D'Eufemia, Francesca Evangelista, Nicola Colacurci, Chiara Benedetto
BACKGROUND: The complex relationship between oocyte morphology, specific follicular fluid metabolites, gene expression in cumulus granulosa cells, and oocyte competence toward fertilization and embryo development still needs further clarification. METHODS: Forty-six oocytes retrieved from the largest pre-ovulatory follicle of patients undergoing intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) were considered assessing: (a) oocyte morphological characteristics at polarized light microscopy (PLM), (b) specific follicular fluid (FF) metabolites previously suggested to influence oocyte competence (AMH, markers of redox status and of cytotoxicity), (c) transcription of AMH and AMH type II receptor genes in cumulus cells...
June 23, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645211/akr1c3-mediated-adipose-androgen-generation-drives-lipotoxicity-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Michael W O'Reilly, Punith Kempegowda, Mark Walsh, Angela E Taylor, Konstantinos N Manolopoulos, J William Allwood, Robert K Semple, Daniel Hebenstreit, Warwick B Dunn, Jeremy W Tomlinson, Wiebke Arlt
Context: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a prevalent metabolic disorder, occurring in up to 10% of women of reproductive age. PCOS is associated with insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk. Androgen excess is a defining feature of PCOS and has been suggested as causally associated with insulin resistance; however, mechanistic evidence linking both is lacking. We hypothesized that adipose tissue is an important site linking androgen activation and metabolic dysfunction in PCOS...
June 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645109/elevated-hemoglobin-glycation-index-identify-non-diabetic-individuals-at-increased-risk-of-kidney-dysfunction
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Teresa Vanessa Fiorentino, Maria Adelaide Marini, Elena Succurro, Angela Sciacqua, Francesco Andreozzi, Francesco Perticone, Giorgio Sesti
Hemoglobin glycation index (HGI), calculated as the difference between the observed value of HbA1 and the predicted HbA1c based on plasma glucose concentration, is a measure of the individual tendency toward non-enzymatic hemoglobin glycation which has been found to be positively associated with nephropathy in subjects with diabetes. In this cross-sectional study we aimed to evaluate whether higher HGI levels are associated with impaired kidney function also among nondiabetic individuals.The study group comprised 1505 White nondiabetic individuals stratified in quartiles according to HGI levels...
June 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644929/short-interpregnancy-intervals-maternal-folate-levels-and-infants-born-small-for-gestational-age-a-preliminary-study-in-a-canadian-supplement-using-population
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Buffy Chen, Prescilla Carrion, Ravneet Grewal, Angela Inglis, Catriona Hippman, Emily Morris, Heather J Andrighetti, Arianne Albert, Jehannine Austin
BACKGROUND: Short interpregnancy intervals (SIPI) have been associated with increased risks for adverse neonatal outcomes including preterm delivery and infants small for gestational age (SGA). It has been suggested that mechanistically, adverse neonatal outcomes after SIPI arise due to insufficient recovery of depleted maternal folate levels prior to the second pregnancy. However, empirical data are lacking regarding physiological folate levels in pregnant women with SIPI, and relationships between quantified physiological folate levels and outcomes like SGA...
June 23, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644916/cover-image-volume-232-number-10-october-2017
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Giulia Maurizi, Antonella Poloni, Domenico Mattiucci, Spartaco Santi, Angela Maurizi, Valerio Izzi, Angelica Giuliani, Stefania Mancini, Maria Cristina Zingaretti, Jessica Perugini, Ilenia Severi, Massimo Falconi, Marco Vivarelli, Maria Rita Rippo, Silvia Corvera, Antonio Giordano, Pietro Leoni, Saverio Cinti
Cover: The cover image, by Giulia Maurizi et al., is based on the Original Research Article Human White Adipocytes Convert Into "Rainbow" Adipocytes In Vitro, DOI: 10.1002/jcp.25743.
October 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644886/complex-i-inhibition-augments-dichloroacetate-cytotoxicity-through-enhancing-oxidative-stress-in-vm-m3-glioblastoma-cells
#15
Nathan P Ward, Angela M Poff, Andrew P Koutnik, Dominic P D'Agostino
The robust glycolytic metabolism of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) has proven them susceptible to increases in oxidative metabolism induced by the pyruvate mimetic dichloroacetate (DCA). Recent reports demonstrate that the anti-diabetic drug metformin enhances the damaging oxidative stress associated with DCA treatment in cancer cells. We sought to elucidate the role of metformin's reported activity as a mitochondrial complex I inhibitor in the enhancement of DCA cytotoxicity in VM-M3 GBM cells. Metformin potentiated DCA-induced superoxide production, which was required for enhanced cytotoxicity towards VM-M3 cells observed with the combination...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644687/massive-paracetamol-overdose-an-observational-study-of-the-effect-of-activated-charcoal-and-increased-acetylcysteine-dose-atom-2
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Angela L Chiew, Geoffrey K Isbister, Katharine A Kirby, Colin B Page, Betty S H Chan, Nicholas A Buckley
CONTEXT: Paracetamol is commonly taken in overdose, with increasing concerns that those taking "massive" overdoses have higher rates of hepatotoxicity and may require higher doses of acetylcysteine. The objective was to describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of "massive" (≥ 40 g) paracetamol overdoses. METHODS: Patients were identified through the Australian Paracetamol Project, a prospective observational study through Poisons Information Centres in NSW and Queensland, over 3 and 1...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644115/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-and-cost-effectiveness-of-lightweight-fibreglass-heel-casts-in-the-management-of-ulcers-of-the-heel-in-diabetes-a-randomised-controlled-trial
#17
William Jeffcoate, Frances Game, Vivienne Turtle-Savage, Alison Musgrove, Patricia Price, Wei Tan, Lucy Bradshaw, Alan Montgomery, Deborah Fitzsimmons, Angela Farr, Thomas Winfield, Ceri Phillips
BACKGROUND: Ulcers of the foot in people with diabetes mellitus are slow to heal and result in considerable cost and patient suffering. The prognosis is worst for ulcers of the heel. OBJECTIVE: To assess both the clinical effectiveness and the cost-effectiveness of lightweight fibreglass casts in the management of heel ulcers. DESIGN: A pragmatic, multicentre, parallel, observer-blinded randomised controlled trial. A central randomisation centre used a computer-generated random number sequence to allocate participants to groups...
May 2017: Health Technology Assessment: HTA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643898/identification-of-cross-reactive-b-cell-epitopes-between-bos-d-9-0101-bos-taurus-and-gly-m-5-0101-glycine-max-by-epitope-mapping-maldi-tof-ms
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Ángela María Candreva, Mario Ferrer-Navarro, Silvia Bronsoms, Alejandra Quiroga, Renata Curciarello, Ana Cauerhff, Silvana Petruccelli, Guillermo Horacio Docena, Sebastián Alejandro Trejo
Exposure to cow's milk constitutes one of the most common causes of food allergy. In addition, exposure to soy proteins has become relevant in a restricted proportion of milk allergic pediatric patients treated with soy formulae as a dairy substitute, because of the cross-allergenicity described between soy and milk proteins . We have previously identified several cross-reactive allergens between milk and soy that may explain this intolerance. The purpose of the present work was to identify epitopes in the purified αS1-casein and the recombinant soy allergen Gly m 5...
June 23, 2017: Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642414/broadening-the-immune-spectrum
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EDITORIAL
Angela Colmone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642145/new-and-improved-a-review-of-novel-antibiotics-for-gram-positive-bacteria
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REVIEW
Mohamed Abbas, Mical Paul, Angela Huttner
BACKGROUND: The number of antibiotics in the pipeline targeting Gram-positive pathogens has increased in recent years. AIMS: This narrative review aims to provide a summary of existing evidence on efficacy, microbiologic spectrum, and safety of novel systemic antibiotics that have either recently been licenced or completed phase III trials, and possess activity predominantly against Gram-positive organisms. SOURCES: A review of the published literature via the MEDLINE database was performed...
June 19, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
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