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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744938/integrative-body-mind-spirit-intervention-for-concurrent-sleep-and-mood-disturbances-sleep-specific-daytime-functioning-mediates-sleep-and-mood-improvements
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Xiao-Wen Ji, Siu-Man Ng, Cecilia L W Chan, Jessie S M Chan, Celia H Y Chan, Ka-Fai Chung
Sleep disturbances and depressive symptoms are associated closely with daytime dysfunctions, yet few studies have investigated their temporal relationship in a randomized controlled trial. We investigated the inter-relationships among sleep, depressive symptoms and daytime functioning following an integrative body-mind-spirit (I-BMS) intervention. One hundred and eighty-five participants (mean age 55.28 years, 75.1% female) with co-existing sleep and depressive symptoms were randomized to I-BMS or waiting-list...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Sleep Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742631/vestibular-function-in-adults-with-epilepsy-of-unknown-etiology
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Sherifa A Hamed, Amal M Tohamy, Amira M Oseilly
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate vestibular function in adults with chronic epilepsy of unknown etiology in the inter-ictal period. BACKGROUND: Epilepsy is a chronic medical disorder. Life-long therapy may be required in one-third of patients. Epilepsy is associated with comorbid somatic conditions which impairs patients' quality of life. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 28 with generalized tonic clonic (GTC) convulsions and 14 and 3 with temporal (TLE) and frontal lobe (FLE) epilepsies with secondary generalization (all were on regular carbamazepine therapy) and 40 healthy control subjects...
July 24, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727142/genomic-and-transcriptomic-heterogeneity-of-colorectal-tumors-arising-in-lynch-syndrome
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Hans Binder, Lydia Hopp, Michal R Schweiger, Steve Hoffmann, Frank Jühling, Martin Kerick, Bernd Timmermann, Susann Siebert, Christina Grimm, Lilit Nersisyan, Arsen Arakelyan, Maria Herberg, Peter Buske, Henry Loeffler-Wirth, Maciej Rosolowski, Christoph Engel, Jens Przybilla, Martin Peifer, Nicolaus Friedrichs, Gabriela Moeslein, Margarete Odenthal, Michelle Hussong, Sophia Peters, Stefanie Holzapfel, Jacob Nattermann, Robert Hueneburg, Wolff Schmiegel, Brigitte Royer-Pokora, Stefan Aretz, Michael Kloth, Matthias Kloor, Reinhard Buettner, Jörg Galle, Markus Loeffler
Colorectal cancer (CRC) arising in Lynch Syndrome (LS) comprises tumors with constitutional mutations in DNA mismatch-repair genes. Whole-genome and transcriptome studies of LS-CRC are still missing to address questions about similarities and differences of mutation and gene expression characteristics between LS-CRC and sporadic CRC, about the molecular heterogeneity of LS-CRC and about specific mechanisms of LS-CRC genesis linked to dysfunctional mismatch-repair in LS colonic mucosa and the possible role of immune editing...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720484/long-term-enzyme-replacement-therapy-improves-neurocognitive-functioning-and-hippocampal-synaptic-plasticity-in-immune-tolerant-alpha-mannosidosis-mice
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Stijn Stroobants, Markus Damme, Ann Van der Jeugd, Ben Vermaercke, Claes Andersson, Jens Fogh, Paul Saftig, Judith Blanz, Rudi D'Hooge
Alpha-mannosidosis is a glycoproteinosis caused by deficiency of lysosomal acid alpha-mannosidase (LAMAN), which markedly affects neurons of the central nervous system (CNS), and causes pathognomonic intellectual dysfunction in the clinical condition. Cognitive improvement consequently remains a major therapeutic objective in research on this devastating genetic error. Immune-tolerant LAMAN knockout mice were developed to evaluate the effects of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) by prolonged administration of recombinant human enzyme...
July 15, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712431/the-mediating-role-of-sleep-related-metacognitive-processes-in-trait-and-pre-sleep-state-hyperarousal-in-insomnia-disorder
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Laura Palagini, Jason C Ong, Dieter Riemann
OBJECTIVE: Trait predisposition to hyperarousal and pre-sleep state hyperarousal are considered key factors in insomnia, but research also supports the role of cognitive and metacognitive processes. Therefore, the aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between unhelpful sleep-related beliefs, sleep-related metacognition and trait/pre-sleep state arousal in insomnia disorder. METHOD: Sixty-eight subjects with insomnia disorder (DSM-5) and 36 good sleepers were evaluated with a set of questionnaires that included Dysfunctional Beliefs about Sleep scale (DBAS), Metacognitions Questionnaire - Insomnia (MCQI), Arousal Predisposition Scale (APS), and Pre-sleep Arousal Scale (PSAS)...
August 2017: Journal of Psychosomatic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709689/psychiatric-reactions-to-continuous-traumatic-stress-a-latent-profile-analysis-of-two-israeli-samples
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Liat Itzhaky, Mark Gelkopf, Yafit Levin, Jacob Y Stein, Zahava Solomon
Many individuals worldwide are exposed to continuous traumatic stress (CTS). However, the psychiatric sequela of CTS and the relevance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnostic criteria in this situation have yet to be determined. Filling this gap, the present study assessed psychiatric reactions to CTS and the relationship between such reactions and functional impairment among two representative samples of adults exposed to ongoing shelling over 6 (n=387) and 9 years (n=468). Assessment included PTSD symptomatology (i...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Anxiety Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706503/parental-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-symptoms-are-related-to-successful-aging-in-offspring-of-holocaust-survivors
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Amit Shrira, Liat Ayalon, Moshe Bensimon, Ehud Bodner, Tova Rosenbloom, Gal Yadid
A fascinating, yet underexplored, question is whether traumatic events experienced by previous generations affect the aging process of subsequent generations. This question is especially relevant for offspring of Holocaust survivors (OHS), who begin to face the aging process. Some preliminary findings point to greater physical dysfunction among middle-aged OHS, yet the mechanisms behind this dysfunction need further clarification. Therefore, the current studies assess aging OHS using the broad-scoped conceptualization of successful aging, while examining whether offspring successful aging relates to parental post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and offspring's secondary traumatization symptoms...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701928/the-hyperpolarization-activated-current-determines-synaptic-excitability-calcium-activity-and-specific-viability-of-substantia-nigra-dopaminergic-neurons
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Carmen Carbone, Alessia Costa, Gustavo Provensi, Guido Mannaioni, Alessio Masi
Differential vulnerability between Substantia Nigra pars compacta (SNpc) and Ventral Tegmental Area (VTA) dopaminergic (DAergic) neurons is a hallmark of Parkinson's disease (PD). Understanding the molecular bases of this key histopathological aspect would foster the development of much-needed disease-modifying therapies. Non-heterogeneous DAergic degeneration is present in both toxin-based and genetic animal models, suggesting that cellular specificity, rather than causing factors, constitutes the background for differential vulnerability...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689437/the-effect-of-antiepileptic-drugs-on-the-kidney-function-and-structure
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Sherifa Ahmed Hamed
Long-term use of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) is associated with number of somatic conditions. Data from experimental, cross-sectional and prospective studies have evidence for the deleterious effect of some AEDs on the kidney. Areas covered: This review summarized the current knowledge of the effect of AEDs on the kidney including evidence and mechanisms. Fanconi syndrome was reported with valproate (VPA) therapy in severely disabled children with epilepsy. Renal tubular acidosis and urolithiasis were reported with acetazolamide, topirmate and zonisamide, drugs with carbonic anhydrase inhibition properties...
July 26, 2017: Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689382/-potential-application-for-stem-cells-in-regenerative-medicine-and-transplantology
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Aleksandra Szustka, Małgorzata Rogalińska
There are some cells in human body which have an ability to self-renewal and differentiation into particular type of cell. They are classified according to the source of gain and ability to differentiate. Several studies carry on directed stem cells programming toward formation of particular type of cells and also reprogramming somatic stem cells for induced pluripotent stem cells. In the future it could bring hope in elaboration of new ways of disease curing that will give a chance for getting healthy (especially cancers)...
2017: Postepy Biochemii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679145/the-effect-of-aromatase-on-the-reproductive-function-of-obese-males
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Xiaolin Xu, Mingqi Sun, Jifeng Ye, Dandan Luo, Xiaohui Su, Dongmei Zheng, Li Feng, Ling Gao, Chunxiao Yu, Qingbo Guan
Obesity has increased dramatically worldwide, which is associated with male infertility. Androgen deficiency, impaired spermatogenesis, and erectile dysfunction are characteristics of male infertility. The balance of androgens and estrogens is essential for maintaining normal reproductive function in males. Aromatase, the rate-limiting enzyme in the conversion of androgens into estrogens, is present in various tissues. The expression of aromatase is proportional to body fat mass and causes more fat accumulation, thus forming a vicious cycle...
July 5, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615124/blood-and-milk-polymorphonuclear-leukocyte-and-monocyte-macrophage-functions-in-naturally-caprine-arthritis-encephalitis-virus-infection-in-dairy-goats
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Bruna Parapinski Santos, Fernando Nogueira Souza, Maiara Garcia Blagitz, Camila Freitas Batista, Heloísa Godoi Bertagnon, Soraia Araújo Diniz, Marcos Xavier Silva, João Paulo Amaral Haddad, Alice Maria Melville Paiva Della Libera
The exact influence of caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV) infection on blood and milk polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNLs) and monocyte/macrophages of goats remains unclear. Thus, the present study sought to explore the blood and milk PMNL and monocyte/macrophage functions in naturally CAEV-infected goats. The present study used 18 healthy Saanen goats that were segregated according to sera test outcomes into serologically CAEV negative (n=8; 14 halves) and positive (n=10; 14 halves) groups. All milk samples from mammary halves with milk bacteriologically positive outcomes, somatic cell count ≥2×10(6)cellsmL(-1), and abnormal secretions in the strip cup test were excluded...
June 2017: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614435/personality-characteristics-and-bariatric-surgery-outcomes-a-systematic-review
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Suelen Bordignon, Mayra Juliana Galvis Aparício, Juliana Bertoletti, Clarissa Marceli Trentini
Introduction: Numerous studies have focused on psychological assessment of bariatric surgery candidates, aiming to identify which psychological variables, including personality characteristics, are related to successful surgical prognosis. Objective: To analyze, by means of a systematic literature review, longitudinal studies that investigated personality traits and disorders as possible predictors of outcomes in bariatric surgery. Method: PsycInfo, PubMed, and Scopus databases were searched for studies published between 2005 and 2015, using the keywords "bariatric" AND "personality...
June 12, 2017: Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609179/maternal-distress-and-the-development-of-hypertensive-disorders-of-pregnancy
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Idalia Garza-Veloz, Claudia Castruita-De la Rosa, Yolanda Ortiz-Castro, Virginia Flores-Morales, Maria E Castañeda-Lopez, Edith Cardenas-Vargas, Gloria P Hernandez-Delgadillo, Vicente Ortega-Cisneros, Martha Luevano, Iram P Rodriguez-Sanchez, Fabiola Trejo-Vazquez, Ivan Delgado-Enciso, Miguel A Cid-Baez, Perla M Trejo-Ortiz, Maria G Ramos-Del Hoyo, Margarita L Martinez-Fierro
Despite the implementation of programmes to improve maternal health, maternal and foetal mortality rates still remain high. The presence of maternal distress and its association with the development of pregnancy hypertensive disorders is not well established. The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between maternal distress and the development of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy in a prospective cohort of 321 Mexican women. Symptoms of maternal distressing were evaluated at week 20th of gestation using the General Health Questionnaire...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604073/-fear-and-avoidance-beliefs-in-chronic-pain-the-translation-and-validation-of-the-hungarian-version-of-the-fabq-questionnaire
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Eszter Simoncsics, Adrienne Stauder
INTRODUCTION: Chronic low back pain is one of the top reasons for seeking medical advice. In the background of the dysfunction besides the somatic pain dysfunctional thinking, negative emotional states, or interpersonal problems can be identified as well. One of the most important factors making the rehabilitation difficult is the fear and avoidance of physical activity. AIM: The aim of the study was to adapt and validate the Fear Avoidance Beliefs Questionnaire (FABQ-H) in Hungarian...
June 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597146/human-i%C3%AE%C2%BAb%C3%AE-gain-of-function-a-severe-and-syndromic-immunodeficiency
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Bertrand Boisson, Anne Puel, Capucine Picard, Jean-Laurent Casanova
Germline heterozygous gain-of-function (GOF) mutations of NFKBIA, encoding IκBα, cause an autosomal dominant (AD) form of anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia with immunodeficiency (EDA-ID). Fourteen unrelated patients have been reported since the identification of the first case in 2003. All mutations enhanced the inhibitory activity of IκBα, by preventing its phosphorylation on serine 32 or 36 and its subsequent degradation. The mutation certainly or probably occurred de novo in 13 patients, whereas it was inherited from a parent with somatic mosaicism in one patient...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595809/neuroticism-in-child-sex-offenders-and-its-association-with-sexual-dysfunctions-cognitive-distortions-and-psychological-complaints
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Coralie Boillat, Gunnar Deuring, Marlon O Pflueger, Marc Graf, Timm Rosburg
Studies in child sex offenders (CSO) often report deviant personality characteristics. In our study, we investigated neuroticism in CSO and tested the hypothesis that CSO with high neuroticism show more serious abuse behavior and are more likely to exhibit sexual dysfunction and cognitive distortions, as compared to CSO with low neuroticism. A sample of 40 CSO (both child sexual abusers and child sexual material users) was split into two subsamples based on their neuroticism scores, obtained by the NEO-Personality Inventory-Revised (NEO-PI-R) questionnaire...
June 5, 2017: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593138/licochalcone-a-specifically-induces-cell-death-in-glioma-stem-cells-via-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Kenta Kuramoto, Shuhei Suzuki, Hirotsugu Sakaki, Hiroyuki Takeda, Tomomi Sanomachi, Shizuka Seino, Yoshitaka Narita, Takamasa Kayama, Chifumi Kitanaka, Masashi Okada
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most malignant primary intrinsic brain tumor. Glioma stem cells (GSCs) are associated with chemoradiotherapy resistance and the recurrence of glioblastomas after conventional therapy. The targeting of GSCs is potentially an effective treatment for the long-term survival of glioblastoma patients. Licochalcone A, a natural chalconoid from licorice root, exerts anticancer effects; however, its effect on GSCs remains unknown. We found that Licochalcone A induced massive caspase-dependent death in GSCs but not in differentiated GSCs nor normal somatic and neural stem cells...
June 2017: FEBS Open Bio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578035/spontaneous-variation-regarding-grape-berry-skin-color-a-comprehensive-study-of-berry-development-by-means-of-biochemical-and-molecular-markers
#19
Vanessa Ferreira, Fátima Fernandes, David Carrasco, Marivel Gonzalez Hernandez, Olinda Pinto-Carnide, Rosa Arroyo-García, Paula Andrade, Patrícia Valentão, Virgílio Falco, Isaura Castro
Understanding grape berry development and the metabolism of different classes of compounds responsible for traits like berry's color is imperative to control and improve quality aspects of grapes. A colorimetric, biochemical and molecular characterization allowed the comprehensive description of the pigment-related characteristics of nine berry skin color somatic variants, belonging to four different varieties. Although the observed berry skin color variability was not fully explained by MybA locus, the phenolic profiles allowed inferring about specific interferences among the biosynthetic pathways...
July 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572738/sleep-and-somatic-complaints-in-university-students
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Angelika A Schlarb, Merle Claßen, Sara M Hellmann, Claus Vögele, Marco D Gulewitsch
BACKGROUND: Sleep problems are common among university students. Poor sleep is associated with impaired daily functioning, increased risk of psychiatric symptoms, and somatic complaints such as pain. Previous results suggest that poor sleep exacerbates pain, which in turn negatively affects sleep. The purpose of the present study was to determine prevalence rates, comorbidity, and role of depression as a factor of moderating the relationship between sleep and physical complaints in German university students...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
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