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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078067/%C3%AE-linolenic-acid-reduces-tnf-induced-apoptosis-in-c2c12-myoblasts-by-regulating-expression-of-apoptotic-proteins
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Felicia Carotenuto, Dario Coletti, Paolo Di Nardo, Laura Teodori
Impaired regeneration and consequent muscle wasting is a major feature of muscle degenerative diseases. Nutritional interventions such as adjuvant strategy for preventing these conditions are recently gaining increasing attention. Ingestion of n3-polyunsaturated fatty acids has been suggested as having a positive impact on muscle diseases. We recently demonstrated that a diet enriched with plant derived n3-fatty acid, α-linolenic acid (ALA), exerts potent beneficial effects in preserving skeletal muscle regeneration in models of muscle dystrophy...
September 15, 2016: European Journal of Translational Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070695/barth-syndrome-connecting-cardiolipin-to-cardiomyopathy
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REVIEW
Nikita Ikon, Robert O Ryan
The Barth syndrome (BTHS) is caused by an inborn error of metabolism that manifests characteristic phenotypic features including altered mitochondrial membrane phospholipids, lactic acidosis, organic acid-uria, skeletal muscle weakness and cardiomyopathy. The underlying cause of BTHS has been definitively traced to mutations in the tafazzin (TAZ) gene locus on chromosome X. TAZ encodes a phospholipid transacylase that promotes cardiolipin acyl chain remodeling. Absence of tafazzin activity results in cardiolipin molecular species heterogeneity, increased levels of monolysocardiolipin and lower cardiolipin abundance...
January 9, 2017: Lipids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069046/occurrence-of-emery-dreifuss-muscular-dystrophy-in-a-rural-setting-of-cameroon-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Cyril Jabea Ekabe, Jules Kehbila, Carlson-Babila Sama, Benjamin Momo Kadia, Martin Hongieh Abanda, Gottlieb Lobe Monekosso
BACKGROUND: Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy is a rare genetic muscular disease, presenting mainly with contractures, weakness and cardiac conduction abnormalities. Its clinical and laboratory similarities to other muscular dystrophies, and rarity poses diagnostic challenges, requiring a high index of suspicion in resource limited settings. CASE PRESENTATION: An 8 year old sub-Saharan male presented with rigidity and deformity of both elbows and ankles, and weakness of the upper limbs and lower limbs for duration of 4 months...
January 9, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065978/spontaneous-bilateral-quadriceps-rupture-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-report
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Azib Shahid, Hafiz Shahid Mushtaq, Syed Muhammad Azfar
Ankylosing spondylitis is a prototype rheumatoid factor-negative spondyloarthropathy that causes the vertebrae to fuse making the spine less flexible, resulting in a hunched-forward posture. A 47-year-old male who was a known case of ankylosing spondylitis presented with left quadriceps rupture after raising his right foot to lightly hit a football. He was fitted with a knee immobilizer as an emergency measure. The extent of the rupture was not yet established when patient requested leave to go home. The right quadriceps was ruptured as well when he took his immobilizer off to go the bathroom...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065165/whole-body-vibration-to-prevent-intensive-care-unit-acquired-weakness-safety-feasibility-and-metabolic-response
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Tobias Wollersheim, Kurt Haas, Stefan Wolf, Knut Mai, Claudia Spies, Elisabeth Steinhagen-Thiessen, Klaus-D Wernecke, Joachim Spranger, Steffen Weber-Carstens
BACKGROUND: Intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired weakness in critically ill patients is a common and significant complication affecting the course of critical illness. Whole-body vibration is known to be effective muscle training and may be an option in diminishing weakness and muscle wasting. Especially, patients who are immobilized and not available for active physiotherapy may benefit. Until now whole-body vibration was not investigated in mechanically ventilated ICU patients. We investigated the safety, feasibility, and metabolic response of whole-body vibration in critically ill patients...
January 9, 2017: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058815/small-rnaome-profiling-from-human-skeletal-muscle-novel-mirnas-and-their-targets-associated-with-cancer-cachexia
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Ashok Narasimhan, Sunita Ghosh, Cynthia Stretch, Russell Greiner, Oliver F Bathe, Vickie Baracos, Sambasivarao Damaraju
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRs) are small non-coding RNAs that regulate gene (mRNA) expression. Although the pathological role of miRs have been studied in muscle wasting conditions such as myotonic and muscular dystrophy, their roles in cancer cachexia (CC) are still emerging. OBJECTIVES: The objectives are (i) to profile human skeletal muscle expressed miRs; (ii) to identify differentially expressed (DE) miRs between cachectic and non-cachectic cancer patients; (iii) to identify mRNA targets for the DE miRs to gain mechanistic insights; and (iv) to investigate if miRs show potential prognostic and predictive value...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058507/als-ftld-experimental-models-and-reality
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REVIEW
Rachel H Tan, Yazi D Ke, Lars M Ittner, Glenda M Halliday
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is characterised by a loss of upper and lower motor neurons and characteristic muscle weakness and wasting, the most common form being sporadic disease with neuronal inclusions containing the tar DNA-binding protein 43 (TDP-43). Frontotemporal lobar degeneration is characterised by atrophy of the frontal and/or temporal lobes, the most common clinical form being the behavioural variant, in which neuronal inclusions containing either TDP-43 or 3-repeat tau are most prevalent. Although the genetic mutations associated with these diseases have allowed various experimental models to be developed, the initial genetic forms identified remain the most common models employed to date...
January 5, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054460/clinical-importance-of-cross-sectional-area-of-intercostal-muscles-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Sunmi Ju, Seung Jun Lee, Mi Jung Park, Yu Ji Cho, Yi Yeong Jeong, Kyung Nyeo Jeon, Kyung Soo Bae, Ho Cheol Kim, Jong Deog Lee
INTRODUCTION: Limb muscle wasting is one of main systemic manifestation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, the change of respiratory muscle is unclear. OBJECTIVES: This study assessed the cross-sectional area (CSA) of the intercostal muscles (ICMs) in patients with COPD, using chest computed tomography (CT) and determined its association with the clinical characteristics of COPD. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 60 patients with stable COPD and compared them with 30 controls...
January 5, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054255/evaluation-of-resistance-training-to-improve-muscular-strength-and-body-composition-in-cancer-patients-undergoing-neoadjuvant-and-adjuvant-therapy-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Camila S Padilha, Poliana Camila Marinello, Daniel A Galvão, Robert U Newton, Fernando H Borges, Fernando Frajacomo, Rafael Deminice
PURPOSE: Muscle atrophy and strength decline are two of the most prominent characteristics in cancer patients undergoing cancer therapy, leading to decreased functional ability and reduced quality of life. Therefore, the aim is to systematically review research evidence of the effects of resistance exercise (RE) on lower-limb muscular strength, lean body mass (LBM), and body fat (BF) in cancer patients undertaking neoadjuvant or adjuvant therapy. METHODS: This research was conducted using the following online database: Clinical Trial Register, Cochrane Trial Register, PubMed, SPORT Discus, and SciELO, from September 2014 until May 2015...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Cancer Survivorship: Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050396/pharmacokinetic-potentiation-of-mixed-organophosphate-and-pyrethroid-poison-leading-to-prolonged-delayed-neuropathy
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Meenakshi Srinivasan, Ruhul Amin, Girish Thunga, Shivashankar Kaniyoor Nagiri, Chandrashekar Udyavara Kudru
Organophosphate (OP) and mixed pesticide poisoning remains an important cause of hospital admission. Therefore, physician must be aware of atypical presentations of delayed neurological complications of poisoning by taking proper patient history. We report a case of a 23-year-old female who presented with high stepping gait and muscle wasting in hands. Patient history revealed consumption of approximately 4ml of mixed pesticide, consisting of 50% chlorpyrifos with synthetic pyrethroid, 5% cypermethrin. The prolonged and severe nature of delayed peripheral neuropathy, persisting at two years of follow-up, suggests that even small quantities of OP taken in combination with a pyrethroid can result in significant morbidity and is irreversible...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050008/hypokalemic-paralysis-complicated-by-concurrent-hyperthyroidism-and-hyperaldosternoism-a-case-report
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Yu-Hsin Hsiao, Yu-Wei Fang, Jyh-Gang Leu, Ming-Hsein Tsai
BACKGROUND Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis (TPP) is commonly observed in patients with acute paralysis and hyperthyroidism. However, there is a possibility of secondary causes of hypokalemia in such a setting. CASE REPORT Herein, we present the case of a 38-year-old woman with untreated hypertension and hyperthyroidism. She presented with muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea since one week. The initial diagnosis was TPP. However, biochemistry tests showed hypokalemia with metabolic alkalosis and renal potassium wasting...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044233/management-of-secondary-hyperparathyroidism-how-and-why
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REVIEW
Hirotaka Komaba, Takatoshi Kakuta, Masafumi Fukagawa
Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) is a common complication in chronic kidney disease. Currently, various treatment options are available, including vitamin D receptor activators, cinacalcet hydrochloride, and parathyroidectomy. These treatment options have contributed to the successful control of SHPT, and recent clinical studies have provided evidence suggesting that effective treatment of SHPT leads to improved survival. Although bone disease is the most widely recognized consequence of SHPT and remains a major target for treatment of SHPT, there is increasing evidence that parathyroid hormone (PTH) and fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), both of which are markedly elevated in SHPT, have multiple adverse effects on extraskeletal tissues...
January 2, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043769/motor-unit-number-index-munix-detects-motor-neuron-loss-in-pre-symptomatic-muscles-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Christoph Neuwirth, Paul E Barkhaus, Christian Burkhardt, José Castro, David Czell, Mamede de Carvalho, Sanjeev Nandedkar, Erik Stålberg, Markus Weber
OBJECTIVE: Motor Unit Number Index (MUNIX) is a quantitative neurophysiological measure that provides an index of the number of lower motor neurons supplying a muscle. It reflects the loss of motor neurons in patients with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). However, it is unclear whether MUNIX also detects motor unit loss in strong, non-wasted muscles. METHODS: Three centres measured MUNIX in 49 ALS patients every three months in six different muscles (abductor pollicis brevis, abductor digiti minimi, biceps brachii, tibialis anterior, extensor digitorum brevis, abductor hallucis) on the less affected side...
December 18, 2016: Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042253/small-bowel-enteropathy-associated-with-olmesartan-medoxomil-treatment
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Michail Galanopoulos, Lazaros Varytimiadis, Athanasios Tsigaridas, Pantelis S Karatzas, Emmanuel Archavlis, Nikos Viazis, Christina Vourlakou, Gerassimos J Mantzaris
Sprue-like enteropathy associated with treatment with olmesartan medoxomil, an angiotensin II receptor blocker, has been described recently. Herein, we report two patients who developed chronic severe non-bloody diarrhea, weight loss, and muscle wasting after prolonged use of olmesartan. Histologic and immunohistochemical examination of multiple duodenal biopsies revealed severe villous atrophy. Clinical signs ceased upon drug discontinuation. Physicians should be aware of this enteropathy even if olmesartan has been taken for months or years...
2017: Annals of Gastroenterology: Quarterly Publication of the Hellenic Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041587/inflammation-and-sarcopenia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Giulia Bano, Caterina Trevisan, Sara Carraro, Marco Solmi, Claudio Luchini, Brendon Stubbs, Enzo Manzato, Giuseppe Sergi, Nicola Veronese
Inflammatory cytokines have been shown to prompt muscle wasting, ultimately stimulating protein catabolism and suppressing muscle synthesis. However, the possible association between inflammatory parameters and sarcopenia is poorly understood. We therefore aimed to summarize the current evidence about this topic with a meta-analysis of studies reporting serum inflammatory parameters in patients with sarcopenia vs. people without sarcopenia (controls). An electronic PubMed and Scopus search through to 09/01/2016 and meta-analysis of cross-sectional studies comparing serum levels of inflammatory cytokines between patients with sarcopenia and controls was made, calculating random-effects standardized mean differences (SMDs) ±95% confidence intervals (CIs) as the effect size...
February 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040337/bioaccumulation-of-short-chain-chlorinated-paraffins-in-a-typical-freshwater-food-web-contaminated-by-e-waste-in-south-china-bioaccumulation-factors-tissue-distribution-and-trophic-transfer
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Runxia Sun, Xiaojun Luo, Bin Tang, Laiguo Chen, Yu Liu, Bixian Mai
Short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) are under review for inclusion into the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants. However, limited information is available on their bioaccumulation and biomagnification in ecosystems, which is hindering evaluation of their ecological and health risks. In the present study, wild aquatic organisms (fish and invertebrates), water, and sediment collected from an enclosed freshwater pond contaminated by electronic waste (e-waste) were analyzed to investigate the bioaccumulation, distribution, and trophic transfer of SCCPs in the aquatic ecosystem...
December 28, 2016: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036114/does-statins-promote-vascular-calcification-in-chronic-kidney-disease
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Zhimin Chen, Abdul Rashid Qureshi, Paolo Parini, Eva Hurt-Camejo, Jonaz Ripsweden, Torkel B Brismar, Peter Barany, Armand Jaminon, Leon J Schurgers, Olof Heimburger, Bengt Lindholm, Peter Stenvinkel
BACKGROUND: In end-stage renal disease (ESRD), coronary artery calcification (CAC) and inflammation contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Statins do not improve survival in ESRD patients and their effect on vascular calcification is unclear. We explored associations between CAC, inflammatory biomarkers, statins and mortality in ESRD. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 240 ESRD patients (63% males; median age 56 years) from cohorts including 86 recipients of living donor kidney transplant (LD-Rtx), 96 incident dialysis patients and 58 prevalent peritoneal dialysis patients, associations of CAC score (Agatston Units, AUs), interleukin-6 (IL-6) with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), tumour necrosis factor (TNF), use of statins and all-cause mortality were analysed...
December 30, 2016: European Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035857/rectus-femoris-cross-sectional-area-and-muscle-layer-thickness-comparative-markers-of-muscle-wasting-and-weakness
#18
Zudin A Puthucheary, Angela S McNelly, Jai Rawal, Bronwen Connolly, Paul S Sidhu, Anthea Rowlerson, John Moxham, Stephen D Harridge, Nicholas Hart, Hugh E Montgomery
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January 1, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035730/chronic-kidney-disease-in-neurogenic-bladder
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Bong Mo Sung, Dong-Jin Oh, Moon Hee Choi, Hye Min Choi
AIM: It was believed that neurogenic bladder (NB) might be a risk factor of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, data are limited regarding the real incidence or risk of CKD in NB. In addition, serum creatinine (sCr), a classical marker of renal function, is not reliable in NB patients because they present muscle wasting due to disuse or denervation. The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of CKD in NB patients using serum Cystatin-C. Secondly, we aimed to identify the risk factors for CKD development in NB...
December 30, 2016: Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035609/high-levels-of-mercury-in-wetland-resources-from-three-river-basins-in-ghana-a-concern-for-public-health
#20
Francis Gbogbo, Samuel D Otoo, Robert Quaye Huago, Obed Asomaning
Crustaceans, mollusks, and fish are wetland resources that constitute an important source of protein and foreign exchange for the Ghanaian population, and many species of these are sold in the open market and restaurants, yet studies on their heavy metal contents are generally scarce. This paper evaluates the levels of mercury in five species of crustaceans, two species of mollusks, and ten species of fish inhabiting three river basins with different catchment activities in Ghana. These include the Ankobra Basin, characterized with mining and agriculture, Densu Basin, associated with urban waste discharges and agriculture, and Lower Volta River Basin, associated with agricultural activities...
December 29, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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