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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325004/study-of-phase-estimation-methods-to-analyse-cardiorespiratory-synchronization-in-osa-patients
#1
Jordi Sola-Soler, Beatriz F Giraldo, Jose A Fiz, Raimon Jane
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder highly prevalent in the general population. Cardiorespiratory Phase Synchronization (CRPS) is a form of non-linear interaction between respiratory and cardiovascular systems that was found to be reduced in severe OSA patients. The Hilbert Transform (HT) method was the recommended choice for estimating the respiratory phase in CRPS studies. But we have noticed that HT provides a phase that is aligned to the transition between the exhalation and the inhalation parts of different breathing cycles, instead of being aligned to the breathing onsets...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324172/enzymes-involved-in-branched-chain-amino-acid-metabolism-in-humans
#2
REVIEW
María M Adeva-Andany, Laura López-Maside, Cristóbal Donapetry-García, Carlos Fernández-Fernández, Cristina Sixto-Leal
Branched-chain amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) are structurally related to branched-chain fatty acids. Leucine is 2-amino-4-methyl-pentanoic acid, isoleucine is 2-amino-3-methyl-pentanoic acid, and valine is 2-amino-3-methyl-butanoic acid. Similar to fatty acid oxidation, leucine and isoleucine produce acetyl-coA. Additionally, leucine generates acetoacetate and isoleucine yields propionyl-coA. Valine oxidation produces propionyl-coA, which is converted into methylmalonyl-coA and succinyl-coA. Branched-chain aminotransferase catalyzes the first reaction in the catabolic pathway of branched-chain amino acids, a reversible transamination that converts branched-chain amino acids into branched-chain ketoacids...
March 21, 2017: Amino Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324171/risk-factors-for-delayed-gastric-emptying-after-esophagectomy
#3
Frank Benedix, Tobias Willems, Siegfried Kropf, Daniel Schubert, Patrick Stübs, Stephanie Wolff
PURPOSE: Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) is a common functional disorder after esophagectomy with gastric tube reconstruction. Little is known about risk factors that can predict this debilitating complication. METHODS: Patients who underwent elective esophagectomy from 2008 to 2016 in a single center were retrospectively reviewed. Diagnosis of DGE was based on clinical, radiological, and endoscopic findings. Uni- and multivariate analyses were performed to identify patient-, tumor-, and procedure-related factors that increase the risk of DGE...
March 21, 2017: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322724/valosin-containing-protein-vcp-p97-inhibitors-relieve-mitofusin-dependent-mitochondrial-defects-due-to-vcp-disease-mutants
#4
Ting Zhang, Prashant Mishra, Bruce Hay, David Chan, Ming Guo
Missense mutations of valosin-containing protein (VCP) cause an autosomal dominant disease known as inclusion body myopathy, Paget disease with frontotemporal dementia (IBMPFD) and other neurodegenerative disorders. The pathological mechanism of IBMPFD is not clear and there is no treatment. We show that endogenous VCP negatively regulates Mitofusin, which is required for outer mitochondrial membrane fusion. Because 90% of IBMPFD patients have myopathy, we generated an in vivo IBMPFD model in adult Drosophila muscle, which recapitulates disease pathologies...
March 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319786/lower-cardiorespiratory-fitness-is-associated-with-more-time-spent-sedentary-in-first-episode-psychosis-a-pilot-study
#5
Davy Vancampfort, Marc De Hert, Inez Myin-Germeys, Ruud van Winkel, Joseph Firth, Tine Van Damme, Michel Probst
Patients with a psychotic disorder show lower cardiorespiratory fitness and higher mortality rates compared to healthy individuals. The aim of this cross-sectional study was to explore whether in patients with first-episode psychosis a low cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with decreased physical activity and increased sedentary levels. Twenty-nine outpatients (21 men; 22.8±5.1 years) performed a maximal exercise test to assess their maximum oxygen uptake (VO2max), wore a Senswear armband for five consecutive days and were assessed with the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale...
March 14, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318818/twitch-mouth-pressure-for-detecting-respiratory-muscle-weakness-in-suspicion-of-neuromuscular-disorder
#6
Dante Brasil Santos, Gilbert Desmarais, Line Falaize, Adam Ogna, Sandrine Cognet, Bruno Louis, David Orlikowski, Hélène Prigent, Frédéric Lofaso
Twitch mouth pressure using magnetic stimulation of the phrenic nerves and an automated inspiratory trigger is a noninvasive, non-volitional assessment of diaphragmatic strength. Our aims were to validate this method in patients with suspected neuromuscular disease, to determine the best inspiratory-trigger pressure threshold, and to evaluate whether twitch mouth pressure decreased the overdiagnosis of muscle weakness frequently observed with noninvasive volitional tests. Maximal inspiratory pressure, sniff nasal pressure, and twitch mouth pressure were measured in 112 patients with restrictive disease and suspected neuromuscular disorder...
February 2, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317739/physicochemical-changes-of-phulae-pineapple-fruit-treated-with-short-term-anoxia-during-ambient-storage
#7
Chairat Techavuthiporn, Panida Boonyaritthongchai, Suriyan Supabvanich
The effects of short-term anoxia exposure for 16h on physicochemical changes of 'Phulae' pineapple fruit stored at ambient temperature (25±2°C) were investigated. The respiratory rate of the fruit was induced by the anoxia treatment. However, it retarded the increase in moisture loss and maintained both flesh and pulp colour by inhibiting polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activity of the both tissues. The anoxia exposure delayed the increase in total sugar content and enhanced total ascorbic acid content during storage...
August 1, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317417/hepatoprotective-effect-of-stachys-pilifera-ethanol-extract-in-carbon-tetrachloride-induce-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
#8
Esmaeel Panahi Kokhdan, Kyomarth Ahmadi, Heibatollah Sadeghi, Hossein Sadeghi, Fahemeh Dadgary, Nazanin Danaei, Mahmoud Reza Aghamaali
CONTEXT: Stachys pilifera Benth (Lamiaceae) has long been used to treat infectious diseases, respiratory and rheumatoid disorders in Iranian folk medicine. Antitumor and antioxidant activity of the plant have been reported. OBJECTIVE: The study was designed to assess the hepatoprotective activity of ethanol extract of Stachys pilifera in carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-induced hepatotoxicity in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The rats were randomly divided into six equal groups (n = 7)...
December 2017: Pharmaceutical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315283/effect-of-swallowing-rehabilitation-protocol-on-swallowing-function-in-patients-with-esophageal-atresia-and-or-tracheoesophageal-fistula
#9
Selen Serel Arslan, Tutku Soyer, Numan Demir, Sule Yalcın, Ayşe Karaduman, Ibrahim Karnak, Feridun Cahit Tanyel
Aim The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of Swallowing Rehabilitation Protocol (SRP) on swallowing function (SF) of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA-TEF) patients with pharyngeal swallowing disorder. Materials and Methods In this study, 24 children with EA-TEF who had deglutitive and respiratory problems were grouped into either study (n = 12) or control group (n = 12) by basic randomization. Study group received the SRP including neuromuscular electrical stimulation, thermal tactile stimulation, and hyolaryngeal mobilization...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315149/can-myofunctional-therapy-increase-tongue-tone-and-reduce-symptoms-in-children-with-sleep-disordered-breathing
#10
Maria Pia Villa, Melania Evangelisti, Susy Martella, Mario Barreto, Marco Del Pozzo
PURPOSE: Data in the literature suggest that myofunctional therapy (MT) may be able to play a role in the treatment of children with sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Our study investigated the effectiveness of MT in reducing respiratory symptoms in children with SDB by modifying tongue tone. METHODS: Polysomnographic recordings were performed at baseline to assess obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) severity in 54 children (mean age 7.1 ± 2.5 years, 29 male) with SDB...
March 18, 2017: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314476/polydatin-alleviates-alcohol-induced-acute-liver-injury-in-mice-relevance-of-matrix-metalloproteinases-mmps-and-hepatic-antioxidants
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Meghana Koneru, Bidya Dhar Sahu, Sagarika Gudem, Madhusudana Kuncha, Halley Gora Ravuri, Jerald Mahesh Kumar, Eswar Kumar Kilari, Ramakrishna Sistla
BACKGROUND: Alcohol, a most commonly consumed beverage, is the foremost cause of liver injury throughout the world. Polydatin, a stilbenoid glucoside, was known to possess antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and is being investigated for use in various disorders. PURPOSE: The present study was intended at investigating the hepatoprotective efficacy of polydatin against acute-alcohol induced liver injury model in mice. STUDY DESIGN: C57BL/6 mice were fed with five doses of 50% ethyl alcohol (10ml/kg body weight) to induce acute liver injury...
April 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314442/-adult-congenital-heart-disease-medical-and-psychosocial-issues
#12
Magalie Ladouceur, Florence Pontnau, Laurence Iserin
The population of adults with congenital heart disease (ACHD) is continuously increasing with now a higher prevalence than that of the pediatric population. This concerns above all complex congenital heart diseases. Heart failure is the primary cause of death followed by arrhythmia, which is very common in ACHD. A specialized follow-up by dedicated centers is significantly associated with an improvement of survival of ACHD patients compared to non-expert follow-up. Extracardiac disorders (liver, kidney, respiratory) are frequent and require an accurate and specific management...
March 14, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314413/recent-progress-in-the-discovery-and-development-of-trpa1-modulators
#13
S Skerratt
TRPA1 is a well-validated therapeutic target in areas of high unmet medical need that include pain and respiratory disorders. The human genetic rationale for TRPA1 as a pain target is provided by a study describing a rare gain-of-function mutation in TRPA1, causing familial episodic pain syndrome. There is a growing interest in the TRPA1 field, with many pharmaceutical companies reporting the discovery of TRPA1 chemical matter; however, GRC 17536 remains to date the only TRPA1 antagonist to have completed Phase IIa studies...
2017: Progress in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303676/differences-in-respiratory-arousal-threshold-in-caucasian-and-chinese-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
#14
Richard W W Lee, Kate Sutherland, Scott A Sands, Bradley A Edwards, Tat On Chan, Susanna S S Ng, David S Hui, Peter A Cistulli
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ethnic differences in obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) phenotype may not be limited to obesity and craniofacial factors. The aims of the study were to (i) compare the proportion of Caucasians and Chinese patients with a low respiratory arousal threshold (ArTH) and (ii) explore the influence of anatomical compromise on ArTH. METHODS: Interethnic comparison was conducted between cohorts of Caucasian and Chinese patients from specialist sleep disorder clinics...
March 16, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303154/mesenchymal-stem-cell-administration-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-state-of-the-science
#15
REVIEW
Shih-Lung Cheng, Ching-Hsiung Lin, Chao-Ling Yao
Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have chronic, irreversible airway inflammation; currently, there is no effective or curative treatment and the main goals of COPD management are to mitigate symptoms and improve patients' quality of life. Stem cell based therapy offers a promising therapeutic approach that has shown potential in diverse degenerative lung diseases. Preclinical studies have demonstrated encouraging outcomes of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) therapy for lung disorders including emphysema, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, fibrosis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301064/mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-neurodegeneration
#16
REVIEW
P Andy Li, Xiaolin Hou, Shaocai Hao
Mitochondria play a key role in energy production, calcium homeostasis, cell survival, and death. Adverse stimulations including neurodegenerative diseases may result in mitochondrial dynamic imbalance, free radical production, calcium accumulation, intrinsic cell death pathway activation and eventually cell death. Therefore, preserving or promoting mitochondrial function is a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Mitochondrial biogenesis is a process by which new mitochondria are produced from existing mitochondria...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300571/sleep-apnea-and-hypertension-are-there-gender-differences-the-vitoria-sleep-cohort
#17
Irene Cano-Pumarega, Ferrán Barbé, Andrés Esteban, Montserrat Martínez-Alonso, Carlos Egea, Joaquín Durán-Cantolla
BACKGROUND: Evidence from longitudinal studies has reported contradictory results regarding the association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and hypertension. In a previous analysis of the Vitoria Sleep Cohort, we evaluated the relationship between OSA and the risk of developing hypertension and we did not find an independent association after adjustment for confounding factors. In the present study, we perform a post hoc analysis to assess the association between OSA and incident stage 2 hypertension (systolic blood pressure ≥ 160 mmHg and/or diastolic blood pressure ≥ 100 mmHg) based on gender differences...
March 11, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298846/menkes-disease-and-response-to-copper-histidine-an-indian-case-series
#18
Sangeetha Yoganathan, Sniya Valsa Sudhakar, Gautham Arunachal, Maya Thomas, Annadurai Subramanian, Renu George, Sumita Danda
BACKGROUND: Menkes disease (MD) is an X-linked recessive neurodegenerative disorder caused by mutations in ATP7A gene. Depending on the residual ATP7A activity, manifestation may be classical MD, occipital horn syndrome, or distal motor neuropathy. Neurological sparing is expected in female carriers. However, on rare occasions, females may manifest with classical clinical phenotype due to skewed X-chromosome inactivation, X-autosome translocation, and XO genotype. Here, we describe a small series of probands with MD and their response to copper histidine therapy...
January 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297565/rationale-for-determining-the-functional-potency-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-preventing-regulated-cell-death-for-therapeutic-use
#19
Abderrahim Naji, Narufumi Suganuma, Nicolas Espagnolle, Ken-Ichi Yagyu, Nobuyasu Baba, Luc Sensebé, Frédéric Deschaseaux
Mesenchymal stem (stromal) cells (MSCs) are being investigated for treating degenerative and inflammatory disorders because of their reparative and immunomodulatory properties. Intricate mechanisms relate cell death processes with immune responses, which have implications for degenerative and inflammatory conditions. We review the therapeutic value of MSCs in terms of preventing regulated cell death (RCD). When cells identify an insult, specific intracellular pathways are elicited for execution of RCD processes, such as apoptosis, necroptosis, and pyroptosis...
March 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292646/follow-up-of-elderly-patients-with-urogenital-cancers-evaluation-of-geriatric-care-needs-and-related-actions
#20
Silvio Monfardini, Sara Morlino, Riccardo Valdagni, Mario Catanzaro, Ardit Tafa, Barbara Bortolato, Giovanni Petralia, Elisa Bonetto, Elisa Villa, Stefano Picozzi, Maria Cristina Locatelli, Giuseppe Galetti, Andrea Millul, Yasmin Albanese, Elisa Bianchi, Claudia Panzarino, Francesca Gerardi, Ettore Beghi
OBJECTIVES: To investigate a comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) with subsequent investigation of healthcare patterns in older patients with urological cancers undergoing initial surgery or radiotherapy, to verify the usefulness of the incorporation of geriatric principles in future care plans. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study. From November 2011 to March 2015, CGA was offered to all patients aged 70+ years treated with radiotherapy or surgery at seven tertiary centers...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Geriatric Oncology
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