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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909001/synaptic-phospholipid-signaling-modulates-axon-outgrowth-via-glutamate-dependent-ca2-mediated-molecular-pathways
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Johannes Vogt, Sergei Kirischuk, Petr Unichenko, Leslie Schlüter, Assunta Pelosi, Heiko Endle, Jenq-Wei Yang, Nikolai Schmarowski, Jin Cheng, Carine Thalman, Ulf Strauss, Alexey Prokudin, B Suman Bharati, Junken Aoki, Jerold Chun, Beat Lutz, Heiko J Luhmann, Robert Nitsch
Altered synaptic bioactive lipid signaling has been recently shown to augment neuronal excitation in the hippocampus of adult animals by activation of presynaptic LPA2-receptors leading to increased presynaptic glutamate release. Here, we show that this results in higher postsynaptic Ca(2+) levels and in premature onset of spontaneous neuronal activity in the developing entorhinal cortex. Interestingly, increased synchronized neuronal activity led to reduced axon growth velocity of entorhinal neurons which project via the perforant path to the hippocampus...
November 30, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896839/dopamine-elevates-and-lowers-astroglial-ca-2-through-distinct-pathways-depending-on-local-synaptic-circuitry
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Alistair Jennings, Olga Tyurikova, Lucie Bard, Kaiyu Zheng, Alexey Semyanov, Christian Henneberger, Dmitri A Rusakov
Whilst astrocytes in culture invariably respond to dopamine with cytosolic Ca(2+) rises, the dopamine sensitivity of astroglia in situ and its physiological roles remain unknown. To minimize effects of experimental manipulations on astroglial physiology, here we monitored Ca(2+) in cells connected via gap junctions to astrocytes loaded whole-cell with cytosolic indicators in area CA1 of acute hippocampal slices. Aiming at high sensitivity of [Ca(2+) ] measurements, we also employed life-time imaging of the Ca(2+) indicator Oregon Green BAPTA-1...
November 29, 2016: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894435/pediatric-appendicitis
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Rebecca M Rentea, Shawn D St Peter
Appendicitis is one of the most common surgical pathologies in children. It can present with right lower quadrant pain. Scoring systems in combination with selective imaging and surgical examination will diagnose most children with appendicitis. Clinical pathways should be used. Most surgical interventions for appendicitis are now almost exclusively laparoscopic, with trials demonstrating better outcomes for children who undergo index hospitalization appendectomies when perforated. Nonoperative management has a role in the treatment of both uncomplicated and complicated appendicitis...
February 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893633/the-study-of-medial-superficial-perforator-of-the-superficial-circumflex-iliac-artery-perforator-flap-using-ct-angiography-and-surgical-anatomy-in-142-patients
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Hyun Suk Suh, Hyung Hwa Jeong, Joon Pio Hong
BACKGROUND: The two major perforators supplying the superficial circumflex iliac artery perforator (SCIP) flap are the medial (superficial) and lateral (deep) perforators but lacks detailed description. The purpose of this study was to clarify the anatomy. MATERIAL AND METHOD: In a prospective analysis of 142 patients, CT angiograms of 284 SCIP regions were evaluated and 142 SCIP flaps were surgically correlated. The origin of the SCIA, the origin of the medial perforator, the location where it penetrates the deep fascia, and its pattern of pathway after penetration of the superficial fascia were evaluated...
November 21, 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869181/functional-states-of-rat-cortical-circuits-during-the-unpredictable-availability-of-a-reward-related-cue
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Iván Fernández-Lamo, Raudel Sánchez-Campusano, Agnès Gruart, José M Delgado-García M
Proper performance of acquired abilities can be disturbed by the unexpected occurrence of external changes. Rats trained with an operant conditioning task (to press a lever in order to obtain a food pellet) using a fixed-ratio (1:1) schedule were subsequently placed in a Skinner box in which the lever could be removed randomly. Field postsynaptic potentials (fPSPs) were chronically evoked in perforant pathway-hippocampal CA1 (PP-CA1), CA1-subiculum (CA1-SUB), CA1-medial prefrontal cortex (CA1-mPFC), mPFC-nucleus accumbens (mPFC-NAc), and mPFC-basolateral amygdala (mPFC-BLA) synapses during lever IN and lever OUT situations...
November 21, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867034/the-effects-of-nbm-lesion-on-synaptic-plasticity-in-rats
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Nasrin Hosseini, Hojjatollah Alaei, Parham Reisi, Maryam Radahmadi
The nucleus basalis magnocellularis (NBM) is a major source of cholinergic projections to the neocortex that is vulnerable to degeneration in Alzheimer's disease. Despite numerous anatomical, pharmacological, behavioral, and physiological investigations of NBM, there is no in vivo study of its effects on short- or long-term synaptic plasticity. Hence, this study was devoted to the assessment of the effects of bilateral lesion of the NBM on synaptic plasticity in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus using electrophysiological techniques...
November 17, 2016: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863822/surgical-site-infection-reporting-more-than-meets-the-agar
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Luke R Putnam, Tiffany G Ostovar-Kermani, Andrea Le Blanc, Kathryn T Anderson, Galit Holzmann-Pazgal, Kevin P Lally, KuoJen Tsao
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Surgical site infection (SSI) rate in pediatric appendicitis is a commonly used hospital quality metric. We hypothesized that surveillance of organ-space SSI (OSI) using cultures alone would fail to capture many clinically-important events. METHODS: A prospective, multidisciplinary surveillance program recorded 30-day SSI and hospital length of stay (LOS) for patients <18years undergoing appendectomy for perforated appendicitis from 2012 to 2015...
October 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845194/human-albumin-attenuates-excessive-innate-immunity-via-inhibition-of-microglial-mincle-syk-signaling-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Yi Xie, Hongquan Guo, Liumin Wang, Lili Xu, Xiaohao Zhang, Linjie Yu, Qian Liu, Yunzi Li, Nana Zhao, Nan Zhao, Ruidong Ye, Xinfeng Liu
Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a devastating subtype of stroke. Microglial macrophage-inducible C-type lectin (Mincle) receptor launches microglial innate immunity after SAH, and thereby achieves a key step of early cerebral injury in SAH. We previously revealed albumin could improve long-term neurological outcomes after SAH. In this study, we examined the role of microglia-mediated innate immunity in the salutary effects of albumin. SAH was induced by endovascular perforation in rats. We found that albumin can significantly mitigate early neurovascular dysfunction of SAH rats...
November 10, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27822782/advantages-of-abdominal-ultrasound-in-the-management-of-infants-with-necrotizing-enterocolitis
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M M Aliev, A A Dekhqonboev, R Z Yuldashev
: The purpose of this study was to assess the prognostic value of abdominal color Doppler ultrasound (US) in determining predictors of early complications of NEC. METHODS: Fifty-one consecutive infants with stage Ia to IIIa NEC were prospectively included in the study between 2013 and July 2016. At least one abdominal US examination was performed in each patient. RESULTS: According to abdominal color Doppler US, neonates with NEC Ia stage in most cases (80%) found increased bowel wall perfusion...
November 7, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816201/fast-track-pathway-for-perforated-appendicitis
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Richard Frazee, Stephen Abernathy, Matthew Davis, Travis Isbell, Justin Regner, Randall Smith
BACKGROUND: Perforated appendicitis is associated with an increased morbidity and length of stay. "Fast track" protocols have demonstrated success in shortening hospitalization without increasing morbidity for a variety of surgical processes. This study evaluates a fast track pathway for perforated appendicitis. METHODS: In 2013, a treatment pathway for perforated appendicitis was adopted by the Acute Care Surgery Service for patients having surgical management of perforated appendicitis...
October 20, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815365/xanthohumol-modulates-calcium-signaling-in-rat-ventricular-myocytes-possible-antiarrhythmic-properties
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Juan Jose Arnaiz-Cot, Lars Cleemann, Martin Morad
Cardiac arrhythmia is a major cause of mortality in cardiovascular pathologies. A host of drugs targeted to sarcolemmal Na(+), Ca(2+), and K(+) channels have had limited success clinically. Recently, Ca(2+) signaling has been target of pharmacotherapy based on finding that leaky ryanodine receptors elevate local Ca(2+) concentrations causing membrane depolarizations that trigger arrhythmias. Here we report that xanthohumol, an antioxidant extracted from hops and showing therapeutic effects in other pathologies, may have antiarrhythmic properties by stabilizing ryanodine receptor's activity...
November 4, 2016: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810148/introduction-of-a-novel-ultrasound-guided-extrathoracic-sub-paraspinal-block-for-control-of-perioperative-pain-in-nuss-procedure-patients
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Robert B Bryskin, Daniel K Robie, Frederick M Mansfield, Eugene B Freid, Siam Sukumvanich
BACKGROUND: A safe and effective method of multilevel thoracic pain control remains an elusive goal in patients undergoing the Nuss procedure. The aim of our study was to develop a nonopioid centered approach using a novel regional technique as part of a quality improvement initiative. METHODS: The proposed ultrasound-guided technique positions multi-perforated soaker catheter deep to the paraspinal muscles from T2 to T11. The project was conducted in two phases...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802838/chronic-early-life-lead-pb-2-exposure-alters-presynaptic-vesicle-pools-in-hippocampal-synapses
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Sara Rose Guariglia, Kirstie H Stansfield, Jennifer McGlothan, Tomas R Guilarte
BACKGROUND: Lead (Pb(2+)) exposure has been shown to impair presynaptic neurotransmitter release in both in vivo and in vitro model systems. The mechanism by which Pb(2+) impairs neurotransmitter release has not been fully elucidated. In previous work, we have shown that Pb(2+) exposure inhibits vesicular release and reduces the number of fast-releasing sites in cultured hippocampal neurons. We have also shown that Pb(2+) exposure inhibits vesicular release and alters the distribution of presynaptic vesicles in Shaffer Collateral - CA1 synapses of rodents chronically exposed to Pb(2+) during development...
November 2, 2016: BMC Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776264/memory-related-white-matter-tract-integrity-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-an-advanced-neuroimaging-and-neuropsychological-study
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Foteini Christidi, Efstratios Karavasilis, Ioannis Zalonis, Panagiotis Ferentinos, Zoi Giavri, Elisabeth A Wilde, Sophia Xirou, Michalis Rentzos, Vasiliki Zouvelou, George Velonakis, Panagiotis Toulas, Efstathios Efstathopoulos, Loukia Poulou, Georgios Argyropoulos, Athanasios Athanasakos, Thomas Zambelis, Harvey S Levin, Nikolaos Karandreas, Nikolaos Kelekis, Ioannis Evdokimidis
We aimed to investigate structural changes in vivo in memory-related white matter tracts (i.e., perforant pathway zone [PPZ]; uncinate fasciculus [UF]; fornix) using diffusion tensor tractography and evaluate possible associations with memory performance in nondemented patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Forty-two ALS patients and 25 healthy controls (HCs) underwent a 30-directional diffusion-weighted imaging on a 3T MR scanner, followed by tractography of PPZ, UF, and fornix and analysis of fractional anisotropy (FA), axial diffusivity and radial diffusivity (Dr)...
September 28, 2016: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742373/scutellarin-attenuates-vasospasm-through-the-erk5-klf2-enos-pathway-after-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-rats
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Qiang Li, Yujie Chen, Xuan Zhang, Shilun Zuo, Hongfei Ge, Yanyan Chen, Xin Liu, John H Zhang, Huaizhen Ruan, Hua Feng
Angiographic vasospasm, especially in the early phases (<72h) of subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), is one of the major complications after an aneurysm rupture and is often the cause of delayed neurological deterioration. Scutellarin (SCU), a flavonoid extracted from the traditional Chinese herb Erigeron breviscapus, has been widely accepted as an antioxidant, but the effect of SCU on vasospasm after SAH remains elusive. Endovascular perforation was conducted to induce SAH in Sprague-Dawley rats. Then, the underlying mechanism of the anti-vasospasm effect of SCU was investigated using a modified Garcia scale, India ink angiography, cross-sectional area analysis, immunohistochemistry staining and western blot...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27722519/electric-field-induced-lamellar-to-hexagonally-perforated-lamellar-transition-in-diblock-copolymer-thin-films-kinetic-pathways
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Arnab Mukherjee, Kumar Ankit, Andreas Reiter, Michael Selzer, Britta Nestler
Symmetric block-copolymers, hitherto, are well known to evolve into parallel, perpendicular and mixed lamellar morphologies under the concomitant influence of an electric field and substrate affinity. In the present work, we show that an additional imposed confinement can effectuate a novel parallel lamellar to hexagonally perforated lamellar (HPL) transition in monolayer and bilayer films. Three dimensional numerical studies are performed using the Ohta-Kawasaki functional, complemented with an exact solution of Maxwell's equation...
September 14, 2016: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27719674/age-environment-object-recognition-and-morphological-diversity-of-gfap-immunolabeled-astrocytes
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Daniel Guerreiro Diniz, Marcus Augusto de Oliveira, Camila Mendes de Lima, César Augusto Raiol Fôro, Marcia Consentino Kronka Sosthenes, João Bento-Torres, Pedro Fernando da Costa Vasconcelos, Daniel Clive Anthony, Cristovam Wanderley Picanço Diniz
BACKGROUND: Few studies have explored the glial response to a standard environment and how the response may be associated with age-related cognitive decline in learning and memory. Here we investigated aging and environmental influences on hippocampal-dependent tasks and on the morphology of an unbiased selected population of astrocytes from the molecular layer of dentate gyrus, which is the main target of perforant pathway. RESULTS: Six and twenty-month-old female, albino Swiss mice were housed, from weaning, in a standard or enriched environment, including running wheels for exercise and tested for object recognition and contextual memories...
October 10, 2016: Behavioral and Brain Functions: BBF
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27704857/precise-perforation-and-scalable-production-of-si-particles-from-low-grade-sources-for-high-performance-lithium-ion-battery-anodes
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Linqi Zong, Yan Jin, Chang Liu, Bin Zhu, Xiaozhen Hu, Zhenda Lu, Jia Zhu
Alloy anodes, particularly silicon has been intensively pursued as one of the most promising anode materials for next generation lithium-ion battery primarily because of high specific capacity (>4000 mAh/g) and elemental abundance. In the past decade, various nanostructures with porosity or void space designs have been demonstrated to be effective to accommodate large volume expansion (~300%) and to provide stable solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) during electrochemical cycling. However, how to produce these building blocks with precise morphology control at large scale and low cost remains a challenge...
October 5, 2016: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693609/neural-oscillations-as-a-bridge-between-glutamatergic-system-and-emotional-behaviors-in-simulated-microgravity-induced-mice
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Xueliang Shang, Bo Xu, Qun Li, Baohui Zhai, Xiaxia Xu, Tao Zhang
This study aims to investigate if neural oscillations can play a role as a bridge between the alteration of glutamatergic system and emotional behaviors in simulated microgravity (SM) mice. Adult male C57BL/6J mice were randomly divided into two groups: SM and control groups. The animal model was established by hindlimb unloading (HU). The mice were exposed to HU continued for 14days. Weight and sucrose consumption were measured. The degree of anxious and depressive was evaluated by Open field test and Elevated plus maze test...
September 28, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693393/effect-of-exercise-exercise-withdrawal-and-continued-regular-exercise-on-excitability-and-long-term-potentiation-in-the-dentate-gyrus-of-hippocampus
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Maryam Radahmadi, Nasrin Hosseini, Hojjatallah Alaei
Exercise mediates beneficial effects on the brain function and neural health, particularly in the hippocampus as the main area of memory. The hippocampus is a structure involved in exercise, which can improve synaptic plasticity and long-term potentiation (LTP). The present study investigated the effect of exercise, exercise withdrawal, and continued regular exercise on excitability and long-term potentiation in the dentate gyrus (DG) of hippocampus. Fifty male Wistar rats were randomly allocated to the five control, sham, exercise, exercise withdrawal, and continued regular exercise treatments...
September 29, 2016: Brain Research
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