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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429245/assessing-pruritus-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa-a-cross-sectional-study
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Allard R J V Vossen, Annelien Schoenmakers, Kelsey R van Straalen, Errol P Prens, Hessel H van der Zee
BACKGROUND: Pruritus is still a forgotten aspect of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and, to date, has never been adequately studied. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence, and explore the characteristics, of pruritus in a well-defined cohort of HS patients. SETTING: An academic hospital-based cross-sectional study in The Netherlands. METHODS: A numerical rating scale (NRS, 0-10) was used to determine the prevalence of HS-related itch (NRS score ≥3)...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362813/a-novel-adjustable-automated-system-for-inducing-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-in-mice
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Dora Polšek, Marcel Bago, Marija Živaljić, Ivana Rosenzweig, Zsombor Lacza, Srećko Gajović
BACKGROUND: Sleep apnea is a chronic, widely underdiagnosed condition characterized by disruption of sleep architecture and intermittent hypoxia due to short cessations of breathing. It is a major independent risk factor for myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure and stroke as well as one of the rare modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's Dementia. Reliable animal disease models are needed to understand the link between sleep apnea and the various clinically linked disorders...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336172/curcuma-longa-linn-extract-and-curcumin-protect-cyp-2e1-enzymatic-activity-against-mercuric-chloride-induced-hepatotoxicity-and-oxidative-stress-a-protective-approach
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Deepmala Joshi, Deepak Kumar Mittal, Sangeeta Shukla, Sunil Kumar Srivastav, Vaibhav A Dixit
The present investigation has been conducted to evaluate the therapeutic potential of Curcuma longa (200mgkg(-1), po) and curcumin (80mgkg(-1), po) for their hepatoprotective efficacy against mercuric chloride (HgCl2: 12μmolkg(-1), ip; once only) hepatotoxicity. The HgCl2 administration altered various biochemical parameters, including transaminases, alkaline phosphatase, lactate dehydrogenase, bilirubin, gamma-glutamyl transferase, triglycerides and cholesterol contents with a concomitant decline in protein and albumin concentration in serum which were restored towards control by therapy of Curcuma longa or curcumin...
March 20, 2017: Experimental and Toxicologic Pathology: Official Journal of the Gesellschaft Für Toxikologische Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328536/neurotransmission-systems-in-parkinson-s-disease
#4
Hossein Sanjari Moghaddam, Ameneh Zare-Shahabadi, Farzaneh Rahmani, Nima Rezaei
Parkinson's disease (PD) is histologically characterized by the accumulation of α-synuclein particles, known as Lewy bodies. The second most common neurodegenerative disorder, PD is widely known because of the typical motor manifestations of active tremor, rigidity, and postural instability, while several prodromal non-motor symptoms including REM sleep behavior disorders, depression, autonomic disturbances, and cognitive decline are being more extensively recognized. Motor symptoms most commonly arise from synucleinopathy of nigrostriatal pathway...
March 22, 2017: Reviews in the Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316781/dyspnea-and-dysphagia-associated-to-hypopharyngeal-fibrolipoma-a-case-report
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Marco A Mendez Saenz, Vicente J Villagomez Ortiz, Mario Jesús Jr Villegas González, Baltazar Gonzalez Andrade, Miguel Angel Liñan Arce, German A Soto-Galindo, José Luis Treviño González
Fibrolipomas are benign lesions conformed by fat and connective tissue, classified as histologic variants of lipomas. They are rarely located in the head and neck and represent less than 0.6% of the benign tumors of the larynx and hypopharynx. Their clinical presentation depends on its location and size. We present the case of a 51-year-old male patient who reported progressive dyspnea, dysphagia and obstructive sleep symptoms with a duration of 3 months, without apparent cause. A pharyngolaryngeal fiberoptic endoscopy showed a smooth, rounded mass in the posterior wall of the hypopharynx, partially obstructing the laryngeal vestibule, creating a valve effect...
April 2017: Annals of Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177712/investigating-human-skeletal-muscle-physiology-with-unilateral-exercise-models-when-one-limb-is-more-powerful-than-two
#6
Martin J MacInnis, Chris McGlory, Martin J Gibala, Stuart M Phillips
Direct sampling of human skeletal muscle using the needle biopsy technique can facilitate insight into the biochemical and histological responses resulting from changes in exercise or feeding. However, the muscle biopsy procedure is invasive, and analyses are often expensive, which places pragmatic restraints on sample sizes. The unilateral exercise model can serve to increase statistical power and reduce the time and cost of a study. With this approach, 2 limbs of a participant are randomized to 1 of 2 treatments that can be applied almost concurrently or sequentially depending on the nature of the intervention...
January 24, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156163/post-infarct-sleep-disruption-and-its-relation-to-cardiac-remodeling-in-a-rat-model-of-myocardial-infarction
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Marjan Aghajani, Mahdieh Faghihi, Alireza Imani, Mohammad Reza Vaez Mahdavi, Abbas Shakoori, Tayebeh Rastegar, Hoda Parsa, Saman Mehrabi, Fatemeh Moradi, Ehsan Kazemi Moghaddam
Sleep disruption after myocardial infarction (MI) by affecting ubiquitin-proteasome system (UPS) is thought to contribute to myocardial remodeling and progressive worsening of cardiac function. The aim of current study was to test the hypothesis about the increased risk of developing heart failure due to experience of sleep restriction (SR) after MI. Male Wistar rats (n = 40) were randomly assigned to four experimental groups: (1) Sham, (2) MI, (3) MI and SR (MI + SR) (4) Sham and SR (Sham + SR). MI was induced by permanent ligation of left anterior descending coronary artery...
February 3, 2017: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060373/small-round-blue-cell-tumors-of-the-sinonasal-tract-a-differential-diagnosis-approach
#8
Lester Dr Thompson
One of the most challenging diagnostic categories within tumors of the sinonasal tract is the small round blue cell tumors. Biopsies are usually small and limited, resulting in considerable diagnostic difficulty for practicing surgical pathologists. These tumors share several overlapping histologic and immunophenotypic findings while also showing considerable variation within and between cases. Specific tumor site of origin, imaging findings, and clinical findings must be combined with the histology and pertinent ancillary studies if the correct diagnosis is to be reached...
January 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057852/endothelin-1-and-et-receptors-impair-left-ventricular-function-by-mediated-coronary-arteries-dysfunction-in-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-rats
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Jin-Wei Wang, Ai-Ying Li, Qiu-Hong Guo, Ya-Jing Guo, James W Weiss, En-Sheng Ji
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) results in cardiac dysfunction and vascular endothelium injury. Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), the main characteristic of OSAS, is considered to be mainly responsible for cardiovascular system impairment. This study is aimed to evaluate the role of endothelin-1(ET-1) system in coronary injury and cardiac dysfunction in CIH rats. In our study, Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to CIH (FiO2 9% for 1.5 min, repeated every 3 min for 8 h/d, 7 days/week for 3 weeks). After 3 weeks, the left ventricular developed pressure (LVDP) and coronary resistance (CR) were measured with the langendorff mode in isolated hearts...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27982683/the-in-vivo-effects-of-adenine-induced-chronic-kidney-disease-on-some-renal-and-hepatic-function-and-cyp450-metabolizing-enzymes
#10
M Al Za'abi, A Shalaby, P Manoj, B H Ali
Adenine-induced model of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a widely used model especially in studies testing novel nephroprotective agents. We investigated the effects of adenine-induced CKD in rats on the activities of some xenobiotic metabolizing enzymes in liver and kidneys, and on some in vivo indicators of drug metabolism (viz pentobarbitone sleeping time, and plasma concentration of theophylline 90 min post administration). CKD was induced by orally feeding adenine (0.25% w/w) for 35 days. Adenine induced all the characteristics of CKD, which was confirmed by biochemical and histological findings...
December 16, 2016: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842547/health-related-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-barrett-s-esophagus
#11
Chi-Yang Chang, Lukas Jyuhn-Hsiarn Lee, Jung-Der Wang, Ching-Tai Lee, Chi-Ming Tai, Tao-Qian Tang, Jaw-Town Lin
BACKGROUND: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has become a major health problem globally, affecting patients' health-related quality of life (HRQOL). Barrett's esophagus (BE) is a precancerous lesion associated with GERD. BE patients might not only suffer from HRQOL losses by GERD but also face psychological distress due to the increased risk of developing cancer. However, the majority of patients in Asia have shorter BE segment which is different from the West. This study aimed to determine whether the HRQOL in BE patients were worse than in healthy referents in Taiwan...
November 14, 2016: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832434/monitoring-of-venus-transgenic-cell-migration-during-pregnancy-in-non-transgenic-rabbits
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N Lipták, O I Hoffmann, A Kerekes, G Iski, D Ernszt, K Kvell, L Hiripi, Z Bősze
Cell transfer between mother and fetus were demonstrated previously in several species which possess haemochorial placenta (e.g. in humans, mice, rats, etc.). Here we report the assessment of fetal and maternal microchimerism in non-transgenic (non-TG) New Zealand white rabbits which were pregnant with transgenic (TG) fetuses and in non-TG newborns of TG does. The TG construct, including the Venus fluorophore cDNA driven by a ubiquitous cytomegalovirus enhancer, chicken ß-actin promoter (CAGGS), was previously integrated into the rabbit genome by Sleeping Beauty transposon system...
April 2017: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27731822/effect-of-calcium-hypochlorite-and-chloramine-on-blood-biochemistry-and-sodium-pentobarbital-induced-sleeping-time-in-mice
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Sidra Ishaq, Muhammad Adil Rasheed, Muhammad Ashraf, Imran Altaf, Saima Rehmat, Ghulam Fatima
Disinfectants are chemical agents used to eradicate, deactivate or kill microorganisms. Chemical disinfectants especially chlorine compound are extensively used for water sanitization. Among these calcium hypochlorite and chloramines are commonly used now a day. Large number of chemical compounds, drugs and endogenous substances are metabolized by hepatic enzymes known as cytochrome P450 enzyme system. Many chemicals are capable of enzyme induction. Enzyme induction may change the metabolism of other drugs and endogenous substances which may alter the plasma concentration of these chemicals...
September 2016: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688824/soluble-receptor-for-advanced-glycation-end-product-ameliorates-chronic-intermittent-hypoxia-induced-renal-injury-inflammation-and-apoptosis-via-p38-jnk-signaling-pathways
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Xu Wu, Wenyu Gu, Huan Lu, Chengying Liu, Biyun Yu, Hui Xu, Yaodong Tang, Shanqun Li, Jian Zhou, Chuan Shao
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) associated chronic kidney disease is mainly caused by chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) triggered tissue damage. Receptor for advanced glycation end product (RAGE) and its ligand high mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) are expressed on renal cells and mediate inflammatory responses in OSA-related diseases. To determine their roles in CIH-induced renal injury, soluble RAGE (sRAGE), the RAGE neutralizing antibody, was intravenously administered in a CIH model. We also evaluated the effect of sRAGE on inflammation and apoptosis...
2016: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27672276/melatonin-modulates-adiponectin-expression-on-murine-colitis-with-sleep-deprivation
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Tae Kyun Kim, Young Sook Park, Haing-Woon Baik, Jin Hyun Jun, Eun Kyung Kim, Jae Woong Sull, Ho Joong Sung, Jin Woo Choi, Sook Hee Chung, Myung Chan Gye, Ju Yeon Lim, Jun Bong Kim, Seong Hwan Kim
AIM: To determine adiponectin expression in colonic tissue of murine colitis and systemic cytokine expression after melatonin treatments and sleep deprivation. METHODS: The following five groups of C57BL/6 mice were used in this study: (1) group I, control; (2) group II, 2% DSS induced colitis for 7 d; (3) group III, 2% DSS induced colitis and melatonin treatment; (4) group IV, 2% DSS induced colitis with sleep deprivation (SD) using specially designed and modified multiple platform water baths; and (5) group V, 2% DSS induced colitis with SD and melatonin treatment...
September 7, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27632178/a-longitudinal-study-of-surgical-outcome-of-pharmacoresistant-epilepsy-caused-by-focal-cortical-dysplasia
#16
Bo Jin, Jing Wang, Jian Zhou, Shuang Wang, Yuguang Guan, Shuhua Chen
This study aimed to determine the long-term surgical outcome of pharmacoresistant epilepsy caused by focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) and to identify the important predictors of the favorable surgical outcome. The study retrospectively analyzed the data of pharmacoresistant epilepsy patients with histologically proven FCD in our epilepsy center from May 2010 to December 2014. It included 120 patients with a mean follow-up of 34.6 months. Survival analysis and multivariate regression with Cox proportional hazards model were used to evaluate the rate, stability, and predictors of seizure freedom...
December 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542769/survival-and-proliferation-of-neural-progenitor-derived-glioblastomas-under-hypoxic-stress-is-controlled-by-a-cxcl12-cxcr4-autocrine-positive-feedback-mechanism
#17
Anda-Alexandra Calinescu, Viveka Nand Yadav, Erica Carballo, Padma Kadiyala, Dustin Tran, Daniel B Zamler, Robert Doherty, Maithreyi Srikanth, Pedro Ricardo Lowenstein, Maria Graciela Castro
Purpose: One likely cause of treatment failure in glioblastoma is the persistence of glioma stem-like cells (GSLCs) which are highly resistant to therapies currently employed. We found that CXCL12 has highest expression in glioma cells derived from neural progenitor cells (NPC). The development and molecular signature of NPC-derived glioblastomas were analyzed and the therapeutic effect of blocking CXCL12 was tested.Experimental Design: Tumors were induced by injecting DNA into the lateral ventricle of neonatal mice, using the Sleeping Beauty transposase method...
March 1, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27501738/nocturnal-hypoxia-induced-oxidative-stress-promotes-progression-of-pediatric-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#18
Shikha S Sundaram, Ann Halbower, Zhaoxing Pan, Kristen Robbins, Kelley E Capocelli, Jelena Klawitter, Colin T Shearn, Ronald J Sokol
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Oxidative stress is proposed as a central mediator in NAFLD pathogenesis, but the specific trigger for reactive oxygen species generation has not been clearly delineated. In addition, emerging evidence shows that obesity related obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and nocturnal hypoxia are associated with NAFLD progression in adults. The aim of this study was to determine if OSA/nocturnal hypoxia-induced oxidative stress promotes the progression of pediatric NAFLD. METHODS: Subjects with biopsy proven NAFLD and lean controls were studied...
September 2016: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27499652/a-novel-implantable-device-for-a-minimally-invasive-surgical-treatment-of-obstructive-sleep-apnea-design-and-preclinical-safety-assessment
#19
Edward Gillis, Charles Rampersaud, Emmanuelle Pease, Paul Buscemi
BACKGROUND: In obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), occlusion of the upper airway by soft tissue causes intermittent hypoxemia and can have serious sequelae. A novel implantable medical device for OSA is composed of a linear silicone elastic element held in an extended state by a bioabsorbable external sheath. The implant is delivered to the tongue base or soft palate via a minimally invasive approach. Normal tissue healing anchors the device at the attachment points before the bioabsorbable material dissolves and the elastic element contracts to stabilize the surrounding tissue...
2016: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27485995/hepatoprotective-effect-of-low-doses-of-caffeine-on-ccl4-induced-liver-damage-in-rats
#20
Andrés Uc Cachón, Carlos Quintal-Novelo, Gilberto Medina-Escobedo, Gaspar Castro-Aguilar, Rosa E Moo-Puc
Several studies have shown the hepatoprotective effect of the consumption of coffee and tea, which is mainly attributed to caffeine. Many experimental studies have demonstrated this effect; however, these studies used high caffeine doses that are not related to human consumption. The aim of this study was to evaluate the hepatoprotective effect of low doses of caffeine on carbon tetrachloride (CCl4)-treated rats. Low doses of caffeine (CAFF) 5 and 10 mg/kg (CAFF5 and CAFF10) were evaluated in chronic liver damage induced by CCl4 (0...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Dietary Supplements
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