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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790977/alpha-synuclein-aggregates-in-labial-salivary-glands-of-idiopathic-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-behavior-disorder
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Alx Iranzo, Sergi Borrego, Isabel Vilaseca, Carles Martí, Mónica Serradell, Raquel Sánchez-Valle, Gabor G Kovacs, Francesc Valldeoriola, Carles Gaig, Joan Santamaria, Eduard Tolosa, Ellen Gelpi
Study Objectives : To assess whether biopsy of the labial minor salivary glands safely detects phosphorylated alpha-synuclein (pAS) deposits in idiopathic REM sleep behavior disorder (IRBD), a condition that precedes the cardinal manifestations of synuclein disorders associated with Lewy type pathology, namely Parkinson disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Methods: In a prospective study, labial biopsy of the minor salivary glands was performed in 62 IRBD patients, 13 PD and 10 DLB patients who were initially diagnosed with IRBD, and in 33 controls...
May 22, 2018: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779682/predicting-alpha-synuclein-pathology-by-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-diagnosis
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David R Shprecher, Charles H Adler, Nan Zhang, Joseph G Hentz, Geidy E Serrano, Brittany N Dugger, Holly A Shill, Rodolfo Savica, John N Caviness, Marwan N Sabbagh, Christine M Belden, Erika Driver-Dunckley, Shyamal H Mehta, Lucia I Sue, Kathryn J Davis, Edward Zamrini, Thomas G Beach
Inability to accurately diagnose Lewy type alpha-synucleinopathy (LTS) pre-mortem has been a major obstacle to clinical care and research. Probable REM sleep behavior disorder (PRBD) diagnosed with support of instruments such as the Mayo Sleep Questionnaire (MSQ) may provide a cost effective means of predicting LTS. Since 2007, 602 subjects in the Arizona Study of Aging and Neurodegenerative Disorders had clinician assessment for PRBD (298 with, 304 without support of the MSQ), completed cognitive and movement examinations, and had neuropathological assessment...
May 17, 2018: Parkinsonism & related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766677/sleeping-child-neuroendocrine-cell-hyperplasia-of-infancy-and-polysomnography
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Deborah R Liptzin, Stephen M M Hawkins, Brandie D Wagner, Robin R Deterding
OBJECTIVES: Neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia of infancy (NEHI) is a children's interstitial and diffuse lung disease of unknown etiology that presents in infancy with characteristic findings of tachypnea, retractions, crackles, and hypoxemia. At the present, the mainstay of treatment is oxygen supplementation to normalize oxygen saturations and decrease work of breathing. There are characteristic pulmonary function, radiographic, and histologic findings, but polysomnography (PSG) data has not been reported...
May 15, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766029/seizure-suppressant-and-neuroprotective-effects-of-encapsulated-bdnf-producing-cells-in-a-rat-model-of-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Chiara Falcicchia, Giovanna Paolone, Dwaine F Emerich, Francesca Lovisari, William J Bell, Tracie Fradet, Lars U Wahlberg, Michele Simonato
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) may represent a therapeutic for chronic epilepsy, but evaluating its potential is complicated by difficulties in its delivery to the brain. Here, we describe the effects on epileptic seizures of encapsulated cell biodelivery (ECB) devices filled with genetically modified human cells engineered to release BDNF. These devices, implanted into the hippocampus of pilocarpine-treated rats, highly decreased the frequency of spontaneous seizures by more than 80%. These benefits were associated with improved cognitive performance, as epileptic rats treated with BDNF performed significantly better on a novel object recognition test...
June 15, 2018: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752170/treating-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-improves-the-severity-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-children
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Shikha S Sundaram, Ann C Halbower, Jelena Klawitter, Zhaoxing Pan, Kristen Robbins, Kelley E Capocelli, Ronald J Sokol
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of treating obstructive sleep apnea/nocturnal hypoxia on pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) severity and oxidative stress. STUDY DESIGN: Biopsy proven participants (n = 9) with NAFLD and obstructive sleep apnea/hypoxia were studied before and after treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) for sleep disordered breathing, including laboratory testing and markers of oxidative stress, urine F(2)-isoprostanes...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747690/a53t-%C3%AE-synuclein-overexpression-in-murine-locus-coeruleus-induces-parkinson-s-disease-like-pathology-in-neurons-and-glia
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Martin Timo Henrich, Fanni Fruzsina Geibl, Bolam Lee, Wei-Hua Chiu, James Benjamin Koprich, Jonathan Michael Brotchie, Lars Timmermann, Niels Decher, Lina Anita Matschke, Wolfgang Hermann Oertel
Degeneration of noradrenergic locus coeruleus neurons occurs during the prodromal phase of Parkinson's disease and contributes to a variety of non-motor symptoms, e.g. depression, anxiety and REM sleep behavior disorder. This study was designed to establish the first locus coeruleus α-synucleinopathy mouse model, which should provide sufficient information about the time-course of noradrenergic neurodegeneration, replicate cardinal histopathological features of the human Parkinson's disease neuropathology and finally lead to robust histological markers, which are sufficient to assess the pathological changes in a quantitative and qualitative way...
May 10, 2018: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743140/a-phase-i-single-arm-open-label-dose-escalation-study-of-intraperitoneal-cisplatin-and-doxorubicin-in-patients-with-recurrent-ovarian-cancer-and-peritoneal-carcinomatosis
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Clemens B Tempfer, Urs Giger-Pabst, Veronika Seebacher, Miriam Petersen, Askin Dogan, Günther A Rezniczek
OBJECTIVE: We performed a phase I, single-arm, non-randomized, open-label, dose-escalation trial to determine the dose-limiting toxicity of intraperitoneal cisplatin and doxorubicin applied as pressurized intraperitoneal aerosol chemotherapy (PIPAC) in women with recurrent ovarian cancer. METHODS: We used a standard 3 + 3 dose-escalation design with doxorubicin 1.5 mg/m2 , cisplatin 7.5 mg/m2 q 4 to 6 weeks for 3 cycles and subsequent dose escalation steps (20% increment per step) in patients with recurrent ovarian cancer and peritoneal carcinomatosis...
May 6, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725493/intermittent-hypoxia-increases-the-severity-of-bleomycin-induced-lung-injury-in-mice
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Thomas Gille, Morgane Didier, Cécile Rotenberg, Eva Delbrel, Dominique Marchant, Angela Sutton, Nicolas Dard, Liasmine Haine, Nicolas Voituron, Jean-François Bernaudin, Dominique Valeyre, Hilario Nunes, Valérie Besnard, Emilie Boncoeur, Carole Planès
Background: Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with chronic intermittent hypoxia (IH) is common in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). Here, we evaluated the impact of IH on bleomycin- (BLM-) induced pulmonary fibrosis in mice. Methods: C57BL/6J mice received intratracheal BLM or saline and were exposed to IH (40 cycles/hour; FiO2 nadir: 6%; 8 hours/day) or intermittent air (IA). In the four experimental groups, we evaluated (i) survival; (ii) alveolar inflammation, pulmonary edema, lung oxidative stress, and antioxidant enzymes; (iii) lung cell apoptosis; and (iv) pulmonary fibrosis...
2018: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679838/medico-legal-investigation-in-an-explicable-case-of-congenital-central-hypoventilation-syndrome-due-to-a-rare-variant-of-the-phox2b-gene
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Francesco Ventura, Rosario Barranco, Tiziana Bachetti, Paolo Nozza, Ezio Fulcheri, Antonella Palmieri, Isabella Ceccherini
The heterozygous PHOX2B gene mutation is related to congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS). It is characterized by defective autonomous nervous system development leading to inadequate breathing response to hypoxia and hypercapnia, leading to hypoventilation especially during non-REM sleep, but also during waking in the more severe cases. Herein we report a case of sudden death in a 28-day-old child. The mother reported the infant was found lying on her own bed in the prone position. The infant was wearing a romper and lying in her crib without any blanket or other objects...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676627/effect-of-world-trade-center-dust-exposure-and-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-on-macrophage-matrix-metalloproteinase-12-expression-in-mice
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Jared Radbel, Oanh Le-Hoang, Kinal N Vayas, Kaiwal Patel, Michael Goedken, Vasanthi R Sunil, Debra Laskin, Jag Sunderram
RATIONALE: The pathophysiologic mechanisms by which World Trade Center (WTC) dust exposure leads to pulmonary disease have not been established. Matrix metalloproteinase-12 (MMP-12) is involved in the development of pulmonary fibrosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. We have previously shown that exposure of mice to WTC dust results in increased expression of matrix metalloproteinase 12 by alveolar macrophages. Matrix metalloproteinase 12 expression is regulated, in part, by oxidative stress, which is also increased after WTC dust exposure...
April 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29525140/neuromuscular-function-of-the-soft-palate-and-uvula-in-snoring-and-obstructive-sleep-apnea-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jagatkumar A Patel, Bryan J Ray, Camilo Fernandez-Salvador, Christopher Gouveia, Soroush Zaghi, Macario Camacho
OBJECTIVE: A collapsible upper airway is a common cause of obstructive sleep apnea. The exact pathophysiology leading to a more collapsible airway is not well understood. A progressive neuropathy of the soft palate and pharyngeal dilators may be associated with the progression of snoring to OSA. The purpose of this study is to systematically review the international literature investigating the neurophysiologic changes in the soft palate and uvula that contribute to progression from snoring to OSA...
May 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29486336/the-anticonvulsant-effect-of-a-polysaccharide-rich-extract-from-genipa-americana-leaves-is-mediated-by-gaba-receptor
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Dayanne Terra Tenório Nonato, Silvânia Maria Mendes Vasconcelos, Mário Rogério Lima Mota, Paulo Goberlânio de Barros Silva, Arcelina Pacheco Cunha, Nágila Maria Pontes Silva Ricardo, Maria Gonçalves Pereira, Ana Maria Sampaio Assreuy, Edna Maria Camelo Chaves
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to chemically characterize a polysaccharide-rich extract (PRE) obtained from Genipa americana leaves and evaluate its neuroprotective effect in the brain morphology and oxidative markers using mice behavioral models. METHODS: Dry powder (5 g) of G. americana leaves were submitted to depigmentation in methanol. PRE was obtained by extraction in NaOH and precipitation with absolute ethanol and characterized by infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and nuclear magnetic resonance (1 H and 13 C NMR)...
May 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438803/sleep-state-dependence-of-optogenetically-evoked-responses-in-neuronal-nitric-oxide-synthase-positive-cells-of-the-cerebral-cortex
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Dmitry Gerashchenko, Michelle A Schmidt, Mark R Zielinski, Michele E Moore, Jonathan P Wisor
Slow-wave activity (SWA) in the electroencephalogram during slow-wave sleep (SWS) varies as a function of sleep-wake history. A putative sleep-active population of neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)-containing interneurons in the cerebral cortex, defined as such by the expression of Fos in animals euthanized after protracted deep sleep, may be a local regulator of SWA. We investigated whether electrophysiological responses to activation of these cells are consistent with their role of a local regulator of SWA...
May 21, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29389945/intermittent-hypoxia-causes-histological-kidney-damage-and-increases-growth-factor-expression-in-a-mouse-model-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea
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Bisher Abuyassin, Mohammad Badran, Najib T Ayas, Ismail Laher
Epidemiological studies demonstrate an association between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and accelerated loss of kidney function. It is unclear whether the decline in function is due to OSA per se or to other confounding factors such as obesity. In addition, the structural kidney abnormalities associated with OSA are unclear. The objective of this study was to determine whether intermittent hypoxia (IH), a key pathological feature of OSA, induces renal histopathological damage using a mouse model. Ten 8-week old wild-type male CB57BL/6 mice were randomly assigned to receive either IH or intermittent air (IA) for 60 days...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29377087/clinical-features-and-management-of-schwannoma-affecting-the-upper-and-lower-lips
#15
REVIEW
Jenna Sitenga, Gregory Aird, Adam Vaudreuil, Christopher J Huerter
Head and neck schwannomas comprise 25-40% of all schwannomas, with presentation on the lips as the rarest and most surgically complicated site for perioral tumors. A systematic literature review was conducted to include 21 cases of patients with schwannoma of the upper or lower lips. The majority of patients presented with a single, painless, well-encapsulated nodule on the upper or lower lips. The nodules were consistently slow-growing, with an average 29.3 months from symptom onset to clinical presentation...
January 29, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354166/adult-onset-hypophosphatasia-diagnosed-following-bilateral-atypical-femoral-fractures-in-a-55-year-old-woman
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John E Lawrence, Danish Saeed, Jonathan Bartlett, Andrew D Carrothers
We report the case of a 55-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department having woken from sleep with right sided thigh swelling. Pelvic radiographs revealed bilateral atypical subtrochanteric femoral fractures (ASFFs). In the two years leading up to this admission, the patient had experienced gradually increasing pain and weakness in her legs which had resulted in a decrease in her mobility from fully mobile to bed-bound. During this time a neurologist had organised a magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the brain and spine which was normal...
September 2017: Clinical Cases in Mineral and Bone Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335916/association-between-obstructive-sleep-apnea-and-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#17
REVIEW
Shanshan Jin, Suwen Jiang, Airong Hu
The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) has been an issue of great concern. The primary purpose of this study was to determine the influence of OSA on the levels of liver enzymes including alanine transaminase (ALT) and aspartate transaminase (AST). The secondary purpose was to estimate the effect of OSA on the histological lesions of NAFLD, such as steatosis, lobular inflammation, ballooning degeneration, fibrosis, as well as NAFLD activity score (NAS)...
January 15, 2018: Sleep & Breathing, Schlaf & Atmung
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275557/-forensic-analysis-of-63-cases-of-non-violent-death-occurred-in-custody
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S M Yang, Y B Cheng
OBJECTIVES: To collect cases of non-violent death occurred in custody for analyzing the forensic characteristics and related influencing factors. METHODS: Sixty-three cases of non-violent death among detainees in custody that handled by a forensic science center from 2000 to 2015 were collected. The type, onset season, medical history, clinical manifestation, treatment and duration of related fatal diseases were analyzed retrospectively. RESULTS: The deaths due to diseases in custody were common in male, and with a high incidence in middle aged adults...
October 2017: Fa Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225775/fibromax-based-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnea-methodological-considerations
#19
Denis Monneret
The relationship between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been well demonstrated, but remains to be evidenced in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Recently, Viglino et al. (Eur Respir J, 2017) attempted to determine the prevalence of liver fibrosis, steatosis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) in COPD patients, some of whom had OSA, basing the NAFLD diagnostic on three circulating biomarker-based liver scores: the FibroTest, SteatoTest and NashTest, from the Fibromax® panel...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127772/interventions-for-treating-collagenous-colitis
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REVIEW
Tahir S Kafil, Tran M Nguyen, Petrease H Patton, John K MacDonald, Nilesh Chande, John Wd McDonald
BACKGROUND: Collagenous colitis is a cause of chronic diarrhea. This updated review was performed to identify therapies for collagenous colitis that have been assessed in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). OBJECTIVES: The primary objective was to assess the benefits and harms of treatments for collagenous colitis. SEARCH METHODS: We searched CENTRAL, the Cochrane IBD Group Specialized Register, MEDLINE and EMBASE from inception to 7 November 2016...
November 11, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
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