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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030856/criteria-for-determining-malignancy-in-pancreatic-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-based-on-computed-tomography
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Peter Mönnings, Orlin Belyaev, Waldemar Uhl, Arnd Giese, Andrea Tannapfel, Odo Köster, Juris J Meier
INTRODUCTION: Determining the dignity of intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasms (IPMNs) by imaging procedures is challenging. Various CT-based criteria were evaluated. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Preoperative CT scans from 47 patients with IPMN were analyzed. Predefined criteria of malignancy were compared between patients with benign (bIPMN; n = 28) and malignant (mIPMN; n = 19) tumors, and a summation score was determined. RESULTS: Preoperative carbohydrate-antigen 19-9 levels were higher in patients with mIPMN (p = 0...
2016: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018163/prenatal-alcohol-exposure-in-rodents-as-a-promising-model-for-the-study-of-adhd-molecular-basis
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Argelia E Rojas-Mayorquín, Edgar Padilla-Velarde, Daniel Ortuño-Sahagún
A physiological parallelism, or even a causal effect relationship, can be deducted from the analysis of the main characteristics of the "Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders" (ARND), derived from prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), and the behavioral performance in the Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These two clinically distinct disease entities, exhibits many common features. They affect neurological shared pathways, and also related neurotransmitter systems. We briefly review here these parallelisms, with their common and uncommon characteristics, and with an emphasis in the subjacent molecular mechanisms of the behavioral manifestations, that lead us to propose that PAE in rats can be considered as a suitable model for the study of ADHD...
2016: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28007690/deep-brain-stimulation-for-tremor-tractographic-versus-traditional-distinct-study-protocol-of-a-randomized-controlled-feasibility-trial
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Bastian Elmar Alexander Sajonz, Florian Amtage, Peter Christoph Reinacher, Carolin Jenkner, Tobias Piroth, Jürgen Kätzler, Horst Urbach, Volker Arnd Coenen
BACKGROUND: Essential tremor is a movement disorder that can result in profound disability affecting the quality of life. Medically refractory essential tremor can be successfully reduced by deep brain stimulation (DBS) traditionally targeting the thalamic ventral intermediate nucleus (Vim). Although this structure can be identified with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging nowadays, Vim-DBS electrodes are still implanted in the awake patient with intraoperative tremor testing to achieve satisfactory tremor control...
December 22, 2016: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997033/brain-mechanisms-of-abnormal-temperature-perception-in-cold-allodynia-induced-by-ciguatoxin
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Anneka Eisenblätter, Richard Lewis, Arnd Dörfler, Clemens Forster, Katharina Zimmermann
OBJECTIVE: Cold allodynia occurs as a major symptom of neuropathic pain states. It remains poorly treated with current analgesics. Ciguatoxins (CTXs), ichthyosarcotoxins that cause ciguatera, produce a large peripheral sensitization to dynamic cold stimuli in Aδ-fibers by activating sodium channels without producing heat or mechanical allodynia. We used CTXs as surrogate model of cold allodynia to dissect the framework of cold allodynia activated central pain pathways. METHODS: Reversible cold allodynia was induced in healthy male volunteers by shallow intracutaneous injection of low nM concentrations of CTX into the dorsal skin of the forefoot...
December 20, 2016: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989897/phenotypic-changes-of-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-upon-corticosteroid-treatment-in-idiopathic-intermediate-uveitis
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Karoline Walscheid, Toni Weinhage, Dirk Foell, Carsten Heinz, Maren Kasper, Arnd Heiligenhaus
We analyzed phenotype and function of peripheral blood mononuclear cells in 9 patients with active idiopathic intermediate uveitis (IIU) before and after 6 and 12weeks of systemic corticosteroid (CS) treatment and compared to 28 healthy individuals. Monocytes from IIU patients showed increased MHCII expression compared with controls (p=0.09). Treatment reduced expression of MHCII, CD86, CD39 and CD124 (all p<0.05), whereas the percentage of CD121b-expressing monocytes was increased by week 6 (p=0.039). Patients showed alterations in T cell polarization (Th1/Th2 ratio: patients 5...
October 28, 2016: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982759/mr-imaging-derived-oxygen-metabolism-and-neovascularization-characterization-for-grading-and-idh-gene-mutation-detection-of-gliomas
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Andreas Stadlbauer, Max Zimmermann, Melitta Kitzwögerer, Stefan Oberndorfer, Karl Rössler, Arnd Dörfler, Michael Buchfelder, Gertraud Heinz
Purpose To explore the diagnostic performance of physiological magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of oxygen metabolism and neovascularization activity for grading and characterization of isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH) gene mutation status of gliomas. Materials and Methods This retrospective study had institutional review board approval; written informed consent was obtained from all patients. Eighty-three patients with histopathologically proven glioma (World Health Organization [WHO] grade II-IV) were examined with quantitative blood oxygen level-dependent imaging and vascular architecture mapping...
December 13, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939988/amtar2-functional-characterization-of-a-honeybee-tyramine-receptor-stimulating-adenylyl-cyclase-activity
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Tina Reim, Sabine Balfanz, Arnd Baumann, Wolfgang Blenau, Markus Thamm, Ricarda Scheiner
The biogenic monoamines norepinephrine and epinephrine regulate important physiological functions in vertebrates. Insects such as honeybees do not synthesize these neuroactive substances. Instead, they employ octopamine and tyramine for comparable physiological functions. These biogenic amines activate specific guanine nucleotide-binding (G) protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Based on pharmacological data obtained on heterologously expressed receptors, α- and β-adrenergic-like octopamine receptors are better activated by octopamine than by tyramine...
January 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888608/efficacy-and-safety-of-combined-intraventricular-fibrinolysis-with-lumbar-drainage-for-prevention-of-permanent-shunt-dependency-after-intracerebral-hemorrhage-with-severe-ventricular-involvement-a-randomized-trial-and-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
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Dimitre Staykov, Joji B Kuramatsu, Jürgen Bardutzky, Bastian Volbers, Stefan T Gerner, Stephan P Kloska, Arnd Doerfler, Stefan Schwab, Hagen B Huttner
Objective Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is a negative prognostic factor in intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and is associated with permanent shunt dependency in a substantial proportion of patients after ICH. IVH treatment by intraventricular fibrinolysis (IVF) was recently linked to reduced mortality rates in the CLEAR III study and IVF represents a safe and effective strategy to hasten clot resolution that may reduce shunt rates. Additionally, promising results from observational studies reported reductions in shunt dependency for a combined treatment approach of IVF plus lumbar drains (LD)...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879083/ustekinumab-in-der-therapie-der-pustulosis-palmoplantaris-eine-fallserie-mit-neun-patienten
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Valeska Buder, Katharina Herberger, Arnd Jacobi, Matthias Augustin, Marc Alexander Radtke
HINTERGRUND: Die Pustulosis palmoplantaris ist eine chronisch entzündliche Hauterkrankung, die mit bedeutenden Einschränkungen der Lebensqualität und der Belastbarkeit einhergeht. Aufgrund von Zulassungsbeschränkungen und einem häufig therapierefraktären Verlauf sind die Behandlungsmöglichkeiten limitiert. PATIENTEN UND METHODIK: Nach zuvor frustranen Therapien erhielten 9 Patienten mit Pustulosis palmoplantaris nach Ausschluss einer latenten Tuberkulose Ustekinumab (45 mg Ustekinumab bei < 100 kg Körpergewicht [KG], 90 mg Ustekinumab > 100 kg KG) in Woche 0, 4, 12 und 24...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879067/ustekinumab-in-the-treatment-of-palmoplantar-pustular-psoriasis-a-case-series-of-nine-patients
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Valeska Buder, Katharina Herberger, Arnd Jacobi, Matthias Augustin, Marc Alexander Radtke
BACKGROUND: Palmoplantar pustular psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that is associated with considerable impairment in quality of life and resilience. Given the lack of approved pharmacological agents for this indication and the frequently recalcitrant disease course, therapeutic options are limited. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Following unsatisfactory therapeutic attempts with other treatment modalities, nine patients (six women; three men) were treated with ustekinumab (45 mg in individuals < 100 kg body weight, 90 mg in individuals > 100 kg) at weeks 0, 4, 12, and 24...
November 2016: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869329/novel-compound-heterozygous-synaptojanin-1-mutation-causes-l-dopa-responsive-dystonia-parkinsonism-syndrome
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Marc-Alexander Rauschendorf, Meike Jost, Friedrich Stock, Andreas Zimmer, Bernd Rösler, Michel Rijntjes, Tobias Piroth, Volker Arnd Coenen, Peter Christoph Reinacher, Philipp T Meyer, Lars Frings, Cornelius Weiller, Judith Fischer, Stephan Klebe
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November 21, 2016: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27820809/regulation-of-autoantibody-activity-by-the-il-23-th17-axis-determines-the-onset-of-autoimmune-disease
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René Pfeifle, Tobias Rothe, Natacha Ipseiz, Hans U Scherer, Stephan Culemann, Ulrike Harre, Jochen A Ackermann, Martina Seefried, Arnd Kleyer, Stefan Uderhardt, Benjamin Haugg, Axel J Hueber, Patrick Daum, Gordon F Heidkamp, Changrong Ge, Sybille Böhm, Anja Lux, Wolfgang Schuh, Iryna Magorivska, Kutty S Nandakumar, Erik Lönnblom, Christoph Becker, Diana Dudziak, Manfred Wuhrer, Yoann Rombouts, Carolien A Koeleman, René Toes, Thomas H Winkler, Rikard Holmdahl, Martin Herrmann, Stephan Blüml, Falk Nimmerjahn, Georg Schett, Gerhard Krönke
The checkpoints and mechanisms that contribute to autoantibody-driven disease are as yet incompletely understood. Here we identified the axis of interleukin 23 (IL-23) and the TH17 subset of helper T cells as a decisive factor that controlled the intrinsic inflammatory activity of autoantibodies and triggered the clinical onset of autoimmune arthritis. By instructing B cells in an IL-22- and IL-21-dependent manner, TH17 cells regulated the expression of β-galactoside α2,6-sialyltransferase 1 in newly differentiating antibody-producing cells and determined the glycosylation profile and activity of immunoglobulin G (IgG) produced by the plasma cells that subsequently emerged...
January 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811481/dose-and-time-dependent-cellular-effects-of-cold-atmospheric-pressure-plasma-evaluated-in-3d-skin-models
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Cornelia Wiegand, Sarah Fink, Oliver Beier, Kerstin Horn, Andreas Pfuch, Arnd Schimanski, Bernd Grünler, Uta-Christina Hipler, Peter Elsner
BACKGROUND: Application of cold atmospheric pressure plasmas (CAPs) in or on the human body was termed 'plasma medicine'. So far, plasmas were utilized for sterilization of implants, other heat-sensitive products, or employed for chemical surface modifications. By now, CAPs are further used effectively for wound treatment. The present study analyses the effect of a plasma jet with air or nitrogen as process gas, previously evaluated for antimicrobial efficacy, on human cells using a 3D skin model...
2016: Skin Pharmacology and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787923/age-and-sex-dependent-changes-of-intra-articular-cortical-and-trabecular-bone-structure-and-the-effects-of-rheumatoid-arthritis
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David Simon, Arnd Kleyer, Fabian Stemmler, Christoph Simon, Andreas Berlin, Axel J Hueber, Judith Haschka, Nina Renner, Camille Figueiredo, Winfried Neuhuber, Thomas Buder, Matthias Englbrecht, Juergen Rech, Klaus Engelke K, Georg Schett
The objective of this cross-sectional study was to define normal sex and age-dependent values of intra-articular bone mass and microstructures in the metacarpal heads of healthy individuals by high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) and test the effect of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) on these parameters. Human cadaveric metacarpal heads were used to exactly define intra-articular bone. Healthy individuals of different sex and age categories and RA patients with similar age- and sex-distribution received HR-pQCT scans of the second metacarpal head and the radius...
October 27, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27771939/expanding-the-archaellum-regulatory-network-the-eukaryotic-protein-kinases-arnc-and-arnd-influence-motility-of-sulfolobus-acidocaldarius
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Lena Hoffmann, Andreas Schummer, Julia Reimann, Maria F Haurat, Amanda J Wilson, Morgan Beeby, Bettina Warscheid, Sonja-V Albers
Expression of the archaellum, the archaeal-type IV pilus-like rotating motility structure is upregulated under nutrient limitation. This is controlled by a network of regulators, called the archaellum regulatory network (arn). Several of the components of this network in Sulfolobus acidocaldarius can be phosphorylated, and the deletion of the phosphatase PP2A results in strongly increased motility during starvation, indicating a role for phosphorylation in the regulation of motility. Analysis of the motility of different protein kinase deletion strains revealed that deletion of saci_0965, saci_1181, and saci_1193 resulted in reduced motility, whereas the deletion of saci_1694 resulted in hypermotility...
October 22, 2016: MicrobiologyOpen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27750252/optimized-flat-detector-ct-in-stroke-imaging-ready-for-first-line-use
#16
Matthias Eckert, Philipp Gölitz, Hannes Lücking, Tobias Struffert, Frauke Knossalla, Arnd Doerfler
BACKGROUND: Using flat-detector CT (FD-CT) for stroke imaging has the advantage that both diagnostic imaging and endovascular therapy can be performed directly within the Angio Suite without any patient transfer and time delay. Thus, stroke management could be speeded up significantly, and patient outcome might be improved. But as precondition for using FD-CT as primary imaging modality, a reliable exclusion of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) has to be possible. This study aimed to investigate whether optimized native FD-CT, using a newly implemented reconstruction algorithm, may reliably detect ICH in stroke patients...
October 18, 2016: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27748516/oxygen-mapping-probing-a-novel-seeding-strategy-for-bone-tissue-engineering
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Ines Westphal, Claudia Jedelhauser, Gregor Liebsch, Arnd Wilhelmi, Attila Aszodi, Matthias Schieker
Bone tissue engineering (BTE) utilizing biomaterial scaffolds and human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) is a promising approach for the treatment of bone defects. The quality of engineered tissue is crucially affected by numerous parameters including cell density and the oxygen supply. In this study, a novel oxygen-imaging sensor was introduced to monitor the oxygen distribution in three dimensional (3D) scaffolds in order to analyze a new cell-seeding strategy. Immortalized hMSCs, pre-cultured in a monolayer for 30-40% or 70-80% confluence, were used to seed demineralized bone matrix (DBM) scaffolds...
October 17, 2016: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720722/compartmentalization-of-the-cell-membrane
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REVIEW
Alf Honigmann, Arnd Pralle
Many cell-membrane-associated processes require transient spatiotemporal separation of components on scales ranging from a couple of molecules to micrometers in size. Understanding these processes mechanistically involves understanding how lipids and proteins self-organize and interact with the cell cortex. Here, we review recent advances in dissecting the mechanisms of cell membrane compartmentalization. We introduce the challenges in studying cell membrane organization, the current understanding of how complex membranes self-organize to form transient domains, and the role of protein scaffolds in membrane organization...
December 4, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27720164/survival-of-patients-with-advanced-or-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-in-routine-practice-differs-from-that-in-clinical-trials-analyses-from-the-german-clinical-rcc-registry
#19
Norbert Marschner, Michael Staehler, Lothar Müller, Arnd Nusch, Johanna Harde, Michaela Koska, Martina Jänicke, Peter J Goebell
INTRODUCTION: Because "real-life" patients often do not meet the strict eligibility criteria of clinical trials, we assessed the trial eligibility of patients with advanced or metastatic renal cell carcinoma (mRCC) in routine practice and compared the survival of "trial-ineligible" and potentially "trial-eligible" patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The present prospective, multicenter German cohort study is recruiting patients from 110 oncology/urology outpatient centers and hospitals at initiation of systemic first-line treatment...
September 8, 2016: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27717303/ribociclib-as-first-line-therapy-for-hr-positive-advanced-breast-cancer
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Gabriel N Hortobagyi, Salomon M Stemmer, Howard A Burris, Yoon-Sim Yap, Gabe S Sonke, Shani Paluch-Shimon, Mario Campone, Kimberly L Blackwell, Fabrice André, Eric P Winer, Wolfgang Janni, Sunil Verma, Pierfranco Conte, Carlos L Arteaga, David A Cameron, Katarina Petrakova, Lowell L Hart, Cristian Villanueva, Arlene Chan, Erik Jakobsen, Arnd Nusch, Olga Burdaeva, Eva-Maria Grischke, Emilio Alba, Erik Wist, Norbert Marschner, Anne M Favret, Denise Yardley, Thomas Bachelot, Ling-Ming Tseng, Sibel Blau, Fengjuan Xuan, Farida Souami, Michelle Miller, Caroline Germa, Samit Hirawat, Joyce O'Shaughnessy
Background The inhibition of cyclin-dependent kinases 4 and 6 (CDK4/6) could potentially overcome or delay resistance to endocrine therapy in advanced breast cancer that is positive for hormone receptor (HR) and negative for human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2). Methods In this randomized, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of the selective CDK4/6 inhibitor ribociclib combined with letrozole for first-line treatment in 668 postmenopausal women with HR-positive, HER2-negative recurrent or metastatic breast cancer who had not received previous systemic therapy for advanced disease...
November 3, 2016: New England Journal of Medicine
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