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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442347/chronic-mitochondrial-calcium-elevation-suppresses-leaf-senescence
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Shijuan Fu, Luhua Li, Huimin Kang, Xue Yang, Shuzhen Men, Yuequan Shen
Mitochondria Ca(2+) overload has long been recognized as a cell death trigger. Unexpectedly, we demonstrated a signaling complex composed of Calmodulin (CaM), Arabidopsis thaliana Bcl-2-associated athanogene 5 (AtBAG5) and Heat-shock cognate 70 protein (Hsc70) within Arabidopsis thaliana mitochondria which transduces mitochondria Ca(2+) elevations to suppress leaf senescence. Gain- and loss-of-function AtBAG5 mutant plants revealed that, mitochondria Ca(2+) elevation significantly increase chlorophyll retention and decrease H2O2 level in dark-induced leaf senescence assay...
April 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438841/practice-guideline-summary-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy-incidence-rates-and-risk-factors-report-of-the-guideline-development-dissemination-and-implementation-subcommittee-of-the-american-academy-of-neurology-and-the-american-epilepsy-society
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Cynthia Harden, Torbjörn Tomson, David Gloss, Jeffrey Buchhalter, J Helen Cross, Elizabeth Donner, Jacqueline A French, Anthony Gil-Nagel, Dale C Hesdorffer, W Henry Smithson, Mark C Spitz, Thaddeus S Walczak, Josemir W Sander, Philippe Ryvlin
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence rates of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) in different epilepsy populations and address the question of whether risk factors for SUDEP have been identified. METHODS: Systematic review of evidence; modified Grading Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation process for developing conclusions; recommendations developed by consensus. RESULTS: Findings for incidence rates based on 12 Class I studies include the following: SUDEP risk in children with epilepsy (aged 0-17 years) is 0...
April 25, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437863/sirt3-acts-as-a-negative-regulator-of-autophagy-dictating-hepatocyte-susceptibility-to-lipotoxicity
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Songtao Li, Xiaobing Dou, Hua Ning, Qing Song, Wei Wei, Ximei Zhang, Chen Shen, Jiaxin Li, Changhao Sun, Zhenyuan Song
Lipotoxicity induced by saturated fatty acids (SFAs) plays a central role in the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD); however, the exact mechanism(s) remain to be fully elucidated. SIRT3 is an NAD(+) -dependent deacetylase primarily located inside mitochondria. In this study, we demonstrated that a SFAs-rich high-fat diet (HFD) was more detrimental to the liver than an isocaloric unsaturated FAs-rich HFD. Unexpectedly, SIRT3 expression/activity were significantly elevated in the livers of mice exposed to the SFAs-rich HFD...
April 24, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435084/optimization-of-behavioural-tests-for-the-prediction-of-outcomes-in-mouse-models-of-focal-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion
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Zhuoyu Wen, Xiaomeng Xu, Lili Xu, Lian Yang, Xiaohui Xu, Juehu A Zhu, Li Wu, Yongjun Jiang, Xinfeng Liu
Intraluminal middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) is the most widely used model of stroke. We aimed to predict the outcome of MCAO using a combination of fine behavioural tests for the prediction of unsuccessful surgery in mice leading to no infarction, haemorrhage and unexpected death. MCAO was performed on adult mice under the guidance of laser-Doppler flowmetry (LDF) to warrant a decrease in regional cerebral blood flow (rCBF) in the MCA territory. Four outcomes of MCAO were defined according to histological analysis: infarction, no infarction, haemorrhage and unexpected death (death within 24 h post-surgery)...
April 20, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432520/unexpected-death-after-occipital-condylar-fracture
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Vincent J Bulthuis, E M J Cornips, J Dings, H van Santbrink, A A Postma
We present a rare fatal complication of an occipital condylar fracture. The patient was initially neurologically intact, but showed secondary clinical deterioration. Imaging revealed extensive extra-axial hemorrhage at the craniocervical junction and an acute obstructive hydrocephalus. MR imaging demonstrated a T2 hyperintens signal in both the lower brainstem and upper cervical spinal cord, likely caused by the extra-axial hemorrhage. As prognosis was estimated infaust, supportive treatment was discontinued and the patient died soon thereafter...
April 21, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431832/unravelling-the-mysteries-of-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy
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K G Hampel, R Rocamora Zuñiga, C M Quesada
INTRODUCTION: Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is the most frequent cause of premature death in epileptic patients. Most SUDEP events occur at night and frequently go unnoticed; the exact pathophysiological mechanisms of this phenomenon therefore remain undetermined. Nevertheless, most cases of SUDEP are attributed to an infrequent yet extremely severe complication of epileptic seizures. DEVELOPMENT: We conducted a systematic literature search on PubMed...
April 18, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431186/unfractionated-heparin-versus-low-molecular-weight-heparins-for-avoiding-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-postoperative-patients
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REVIEW
Daniela R Junqueira, Liliane M Zorzela, Edson Perini
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an adverse drug reaction presenting as a prothrombotic disorder related to antibody-mediated platelet activation. It is a paradoxical immune reaction resulting in thrombin generation in vivo, which leads to a hypercoagulable state and the potential to initiate venous or arterial thrombosis. A number of factors are thought to influence the incidence of HIT including the type and preparation of heparin (unfractionated heparin (UFH) or low molecular weight heparin (LMWH)) and the heparin-exposed patient population, with the postoperative patient population at higher risk...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431059/cardiac-structural-and-functional-profile-of-patients-with-delayed-qrs-transition-zone-and-sudden-cardiac-death
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Aapo L Aro, Derek Phan, Carmen Teodorescu, Audrey Uy-Evanado, Kyndaron Reinier, Karen Gunson, Jonathan Jui, Heikki V Huikuri, Sumeet S Chugh
Aims: Delayed QRS transition zone in the precordial leads of the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) has been recently associated with increased risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD), but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. We correlated echocardiographic findings with ECG and clinical characteristics to investigate how alterations in cardiac structure and function contribute to this risk marker. Methods and Results: From the ongoing population-based Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study (catchment population ∼1 million), SCD cases with prior ECG available (n = 627) were compared with controls (n = 801)...
April 1, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430666/myc-induced-glutaminolysis-bypasses-hif-driven-glycolysis-in-hypoxic-small-cell-lung-carcinoma-cells
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Matilda Munksgaard Thorén, Marica Vaapil, Johan Staaf, Maria Planck, Martin E Johansson, Sofie Mohlin, Sven Påhlman
We previously demonstrated that small cell lung carcinoma (SCLC) cells lack HIF-2α protein expression, whereas HIF-1α in these cells is expressed at both acute and prolonged hypoxia. Here we show that low HIF2A expression correlates with high expression of MYC genes. Knockdown of HIF1A expression had no or limited effect on cell survival and growth in vitro. Unexpectedly, hypoxic ATP levels were not affected by HIF-1α knockdown and SCLC cell viability did not decrease upon glucose deprivation. In line with these in vitro data, xenograft tumor-take and growth were not significantly affected by repressed HIF1A expression...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430068/caring-for-patients-or-organs-new-therapies-raise-new-dilemmas-in-the-emergency-department
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Arjun Prabhu, Lisa S Parker, Michael A DeVita
Two potentially lifesaving protocols, emergency preservation and resuscitation (EPR) and uncontrolled donation after circulatory determination of death (uDCDD), currently implemented in some U.S. emergency departments (EDs), have similar eligibility criteria and initial technical procedures, but critically different goals. Both follow unsuccessful cardiopulmonary resuscitation and induce hypothermia to "buy time": one in trauma patients suffering cardiac arrest, to enable surgical repair, and the other in patients who unexpectedly die in the ED, to enable organ donation...
May 2017: American Journal of Bioethics: AJOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427784/prehospital-removal-improves-neurological-outcomes-in-elderly-patient-with-foreign-body-airway-obstruction
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Yutaka Igarashi, Shoji Yokobori, Yudai Yoshino, Tomohiko Masuno, Masato Miyauchi, Hiroyuki Yokota
OBJECTIVE: In Japan, the number of patients with foreign body airway obstruction by food is rapidly increasing with the increase in the population of the elderly and a leading cause of unexpected death. This study aimed to determine the factors that influence prognosis of these patients. METHODS: This is a retrospective single institutional study. A total of 155 patients were included. We collected the variables from the medical records and analyzed them to determine the factors associated with patient outcome...
April 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427028/terminal-seizure-frequency-and-its-relation-to-sudep
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Deng Chen, Yang Si, Jun He, Ying Deng, Tao Chen, Yu-Jin He, Ling Liu, Dong Zhou
BACKGROUND: Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a major cause of death in patients with epilepsy. Several risk factors have been implicated, including early age of onset, tonic-clonic seizures and antiepileptic drugs. However, whether patients who die from SUDEP have a greater frequency of seizures in the few months before death is unclear. We investigated the terminal seizure frequency and its relation to SUDEP among a large group of patients with tonic-clonic seizures in rural West China...
April 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427020/experiences-with-premorbid-sudep-discussion-among-participants-in-the-north-american-sudep-registry-nasr
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Jay Louik, Kyra Doumlele, Fizza Hussain, Laura Crandall, Jeffrey Buchhalter, Dale Hesdorffer, Elizabeth Donner, Orrin Devinsky, Daniel Friedman
The North American SUDEP Registry (NASR) is a repository of clinical data and biospecimens in cases of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), a leading cause of epilepsy-related deaths. We assessed whether bereaved families were aware of SUDEP before their family member's death and their preferences for SUDEP disclosure. At enrollment, next-of-kin of SUDEP cases completed an intake interview, including questions assessing premorbid SUDEP discussions. Only 18.1% of the 138 next-of-kin recalled a previous discussion of SUDEP with a healthcare provider or support resource...
April 17, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425094/fatal-acute-hemorrhagic-bowel-infarction-caused-by-mesenteric-venous-thrombosis-and-literature-review
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Supawon Srettabunjong
Acute mesenteric venous thrombosis (MVT) is a rare, but life-threatening medical phenomenon. MVT is normally characterized by insidious onset, with nonspecific signs and symptoms. A high index of clinical suspicion is required for diagnosis, and emergency surgery is necessary to optimize the chances of patient survival, especially in the people aged more than 70 years. Surprisingly, based on my review of the literature, no fatal acute MVT case has been reported in the forensic literature. All reported such cases have been documented in medical literature, and most of them have been associated with underlying risk factors for venous thrombosis, such as hypercoagulable state, certain cancers, and stasis of the blood flow...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421035/antiepileptic-drugs-impair-shortening-of-isolated-cardiomyocytes
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Johanna Hulbert, Christian E Elger, Rainer Meyer, Rainer Surges
BACKGROUND: Most antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) inhibit seizure generation by acting on voltage-dependent ion channels. Voltage-dependent sodium and calcium channels are commonly expressed in brain and heart, suggesting that AEDs may have considerable cardiodepressive effects, thereby facilitating sudden cardiac death as a potential cause of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy. Here, we investigated the effects of carbamazepine (CBZ), lamotrigine (LTG), and levetiracetam (LEV) alone and in combination on the shortening properties of isolated ventricular cardiomyocytes of wild-type mice...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420431/injuries-in-extreme-sports
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REVIEW
Lior Laver, Ioannis P Pengas, Omer Mei-Dan
Extreme sports (ES) are usually pursued in remote locations with little or no access to medical care with the athlete competing against oneself or the forces of nature. They involve high speed, height, real or perceived danger, a high level of physical exertion, spectacular stunts, and heightened risk element or death.Popularity for such sports has increased exponentially over the past two decades with dedicated TV channels, Internet sites, high-rating competitions, and high-profile sponsors drawing more participants...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419713/nt-probnp-predicts-mortality-in-adults-with-transposition-of-the-great-arteries-late-after-mustard-or-senning-correction
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Jana Rubáčková Popelová, Markéta Tomková, Jakub Tomek
OBJECTIVE: The patients after Mustard and Senning corrections of transposition of the great arteries (TGA) are at an increased risk of unexpected death. The aim of this study was to identify markers allowing risk stratification of patients after atrial switch correction of TGA to provide them with optimum care. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, 87 patients were retrospectively evaluated after atrial switch correction of TGA followed-up between 2005 and 2015. The mortality during the follow-up was 9% (8 cardiac deaths)...
April 17, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419468/activation-of-the-akt-creb-signaling-axis-by-a-proline-rich-heptapeptide-confers-resistance-to-stress-induced-cell-death-and-inflammation
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Johannes Herkel, Jörg Schrader, Neta Erez, Ansgar W Lohse, Irun R Cohen
Cell stress of various kinds can lead to the induction of cell death and a damaging inflammatory response. Hence, a goal of therapeutic cell-stress management is to develop agents that might effectively regulate undesirable cell death and inflammation. To that end, we developed a synthetic peptide of 7 amino acids based on structural mimicry to a functional domain of p53, a key factor in the responses of cells to stressful stimuli. This heptapeptide, which we term Stressin-1, was found to inhibit both cell death and the secretion of inflammatory mediators by various cell types in response to different stressful agents in vitro...
April 17, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414779/seed-germination-in-relation-to-the-invasiveness-in-spiny-amaranth-and-edible-amaranth-in-xishuangbanna-sw-china
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Juan Ye, Bin Wen
Both spiny and edible amaranths (Amaranthus spinosus and A. tricolor) are exotic annuals in China that produce numerous small seeds every year. Spiny amaranth has become a successful invader and a troublesome weed in Xishuangbanna, but edible amaranth has not, although it is widely grown as a vegetable there. As seed germination is one of the most important life-stages contributing to the ability of a plant to become invasive, we conducted experiments to compare the effects of high temperature and water stress on seed germination in two varieties each of spiny amaranth and edible amaranth...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413467/calcitonin-gene-related-peptide-protects-type-ii-alveolar-epithelial-cells-from-hyperoxia-induced-dna-damage-and-cell-death
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Hongmin Fu, Tiesong Zhang, Rongwei Huang, Zhen Yang, Chunming Liu, Ming Li, Fang Fang, Feng Xu
Hyperoxia therapy for acute lung injury (ALI) may unexpectedly lead to reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and cause additional ALI. Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) is a 37 amino acid neuropeptide that regulates inflammasome activation. However, the role of CGRP in DNA damage during hyperoxia is unclear. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of CGRP on DNA damage and the cell death of alveolar epithelial type II cells (AEC II) exposed to 60% oxygen. AEC II were isolated from 19-20 gestational day fetal rat lungs and were exposed to air or to 60% oxygen during treatment with CGRP or the specific CGRP receptor antagonist CGRP8-37...
April 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
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