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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336263/environmental-radioactivity-study-of-austrian-and-bavarian-forest-ecosystems-long-term-behaviour-of-contamination-of-soil-vegetation-and-wild-boar-and-its-radioecological-coherences
#1
Maria Kocadag, Veronika Exler, Burger-Scheidlin Christopher, Andreas Baumgartner, Michael Stietka, Claudia Landstetter, Martin Korner, Franz Josef Maringer
(137)Cs and (40)K in soil, vegetation and flesh of wild boar samples from Austrian and Bavarian regions were investigated by gamma-ray spectrometry and (90)Sr in bones of wild boar with Liquid Scintillation Counting (LSC) after radiochemical separation. The soil core profiles revealed that 70-97% of the soil caesium content is still accumulated in the 0-10cm soil depth. From all vegetation samples the mushrooms, particularly the bay boletus showed the highest (137)Cs contamination. The activity concentration of (137)Cs in muscle tissue of boar ranged from 14...
March 18, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333905/-the-inflammatory-processes-in-atherogenesis
#2
Natalia Cichoń, Dominika Lach, Angela Dziedzic, Michał Bijak, Joanna Saluk
Atherogenesis is the process of atherosclerotic plaque formation, leading to coronary artery heart disease. This process involves immune cells, mainly T and B cells, monocytes and macrophages. The process of atherogenesis is induced by inflammatory damage of endothelial cells. The characteristic construction features of the atherosclerotic plaque is a predisposing factor for acute coronary syndromes. The accumulation of inflammatory cells in the artery inner membrane enhances the local inflammatory process due to the secretion of reactive oxygen species, inflammatory cytokines and metalloproteinases, which accelerate the development of atherosclerotic lesions in the arteries...
March 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333596/to-create-a-consensus-on-malnutrition-diagnostic-criteria
#3
Tommy Cederholm, Gordon L Jensen
During the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark (September 2016), representatives of the 4 largest global parenteral and enteral nutrition (PEN) societies from Europe (ESPEN), the United States (American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition [ASPEN]), Asia (Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Society of Asia [PENSA]), and Latin America (Latin American Federation of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition [FELANPE]) and from national PEN societies around the world met to continue the conversation on how to diagnose malnutrition that started during the Clinical Nutrition Week, Austin, Texas (February 2016)...
March 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331757/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor-of-the-breast-coexisting-with-pseudoangiomatous-stromal-hyperplasia
#4
Canan Kelten Talu, Yasemin Çakır, Ezgi Hacıhasanoğlu, Cem Leblebici, Şefika Aksoy, Mehmet Ali Nazlı
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumors (IMTs) are uncommon breast lesions that consist of spindle cells accompanied by plasma cell-rich inflammatory infiltration, which may mimic breast cancer clinico-radiologically. A woman aged 38 years with a breast mass was referred to our general surgery clinic. The physical examination revealed a mass with irregular borders in the upper outer quadrant of the left breast. In mammography, the lesion was 15 mm in diameter with a spheric form and high density. Ultrasonographically, the mass was solid, heterogeneous, and hypoechoic with posterior enhancement...
October 2016: J Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319140/role-of-muscle-il-6-in-gender-specific-metabolism-in-mice
#5
Amalia Molinero, Antonio Fernandez-Perez, Aina Mogas, Mercedes Giralt, Gemma Comes, Olaya Fernandez-Gayol, Mario Vallejo, Juan Hidalgo
The aim of the present work was to further explore the physiological roles of muscle-derived IL-6. Adult-floxed and conditional skeletal muscle IL-6 knock out male and female mice were used to study energy expenditure (indirect calorimetry at rest and during treadmill exercise, and body temperature cycle during the light phase) and energy intake (response to fast/refeeding). We also evaluated the responses to leptin and the activity of the insulin signalling pathway in skeletal muscle and liver by phosphorylation of Akt at Ser 473...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302418/lncrna-atb-microrna-200a-%C3%AE-catenin-regulatory-axis-involved-in-the-progression-of-hcv-related-hepatic-fibrosis
#6
Na Fu, Su-Xian Zhao, Ling-Bo Kong, Jing-Hua Du, Wei-Guang Ren, Fang Han, Qing-Shan Zhang, Wen-Cong Li, Cui Po, Rong-Qi Wang, Yu-Guo Zhang, Yue-Min Nan
OBJECTIVE(S): Long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs)-activated by transforming growth factor beta (lncRNA-ATB) is known to be involved in the invasion of hepatocellular carcinoma by regulating target gene miR-200a. However, the role and molecular mechanisms of lncRNA-ATB/miR-200a in HCV-related liver fibrosis remains unclear. In this study, we examined the expression of lncRNA-ATB/miR-200a, and their target gene β-Catenin in liver tissues of HCV patients and hepatic stellate cells (HSCs) to elucidate the possible role of lncRNA-ATB/miR-200a axis in HSC activation and development of liver fibrosis...
March 13, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301738/active-immunization-against-transforming-growth-factor-beta1-prevents-hepatic-fibrosis-in-a-rat-model-of-liver-disease
#7
Hong Ji, Gerald Y Minuk, Zhikang Peng, Yongping Chen, Chenwei Pan, Yuewen Gong
Transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1) plays an important role in hepatic fibrogenesis. To document the effects of active immunization against TGF-β1 on hepatic fibrosis in an animal model of chronic liver disease. BALB/c mice were immunized against three different peptides of TGF-β1 ligated into hepatitis B virus core protein (HBVc). Titers of TGF-β1 antibodies were documented by enzyme linked immunoassays and antibody activity by cell membrane receptor binding and proliferation assays. The most immunogenic recombinant HBVc+TGF-β1 peptide (HBVc+C) then served as a vaccine in Sprague-Dawley rats with dimethylnitrosamine-induced chronic liver disease...
March 16, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295036/a-novel-recessive-ttn-founder-variant-is-a-common-cause-of-distal-myopathy-in-the-serbian-population
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Stojan Perić, Jelena Nikodinović Glumac, Ana Töpf, Dušanka Savić-Pavićević, Lauren Phillips, Katherine Johnson, Marcus Cassop-Thompson, Liwen Xu, Marta Bertoli, Monkol Lek, Daniel MacArthur, Miloš Brkušanin, Sanja Milenković, Vedrana Milić Rašić, Bojan Banko, Ružica Maksimović, Hanns Lochmüller, Vidosava Rakočević Stojanović, Volker Straub
Variants in the TTN gene have been associated with distal myopathies and other distinctive phenotypes involving skeletal and cardiac muscle. Through whole-exome sequencing we identified a novel stop-gain variant (c.107635C>T, p.(Gln35879Ter)) in the TTN gene, coding a part of the M-line of titin, in 14 patients with autosomal recessive distal myopathy and Serbian ancestry. All patients share a common 1 Mb core haplotype associated with c.107635C>T, suggesting a founder variant. In compound heterozygotes, nine other TTN variants were identified: four stop-gain, three frameshift, one missense and one splice donor variant...
March 15, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293750/factors-affecting-the-surgical-outcomes-of-tethered-cord-syndrome-in-adults-a-retrospective-study
#9
Anas Abdallah, Erhan Emel, Betül Güler Abdallah, Murad Asiltürk, Özden Erhan Sofuoğlu
This study aimed to find the factors that may affect the surgical outcomes of congenital tethered cord syndrome (TCS) in adults by evaluating the long-term surgical outcomes of 25 consecutive cases. Medical records of 79 TCS cases which underwent surgery in Bakırköy Research and Training Hospital for Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry (BRSHH), during an 11-year period from 2005 to 2015, were retrospectively reviewed. All adult cases (patient age > 18 years) were selected as the core sample used for this study...
March 14, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291446/military-and-civilian-collaboration-the-power-of-numbers
#10
Daniel J Stinner, Joseph C Wenke, James R Ficke, Wade Gordon, James Toledano, Anthony R Carlini, Daniel O Scharfstein, Ellen J MacKenzie, Michael J Bosse, Joseph R Hsu
The purpose of this study was to compare the number and types of extremity injuries treated at civilian trauma centers (CIV CENs) versus military treatment facilities (MTFs) participating in the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC) and to investigate the potential benefits of a clinical research network that includes both civilian trauma centers and MTFs. Two analyses were performed. First, registry data collected on all surgically treated fractures at four core MTFs and 21 CIV CENs over one year were compared...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282793/relationship-between-scapular-muscle-and-core-endurance-in-healthy-subjects
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Zeynep Hazar Kanik, Omer Osman Pala, Gurkan Gunaydin, Ugur Sozlu, Zeynep Beyza Alkan, Selda Basar, Seyit Citaker
BACKGROUND: Scapular muscle endurance and core endurance reportedly influence shoulder injury risk. The exact relationships between scapular muscle endurance and core endurance, and how they impact one another in the healthy subjects remain unclear. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between scapular muscle endurance and core endurance in healthy subjects. METHODS: Fifty healthy volunteers (23 males, 27 females; mean age 20.42 ± 1...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272279/preoperative-computed-tomography-angiogram-cta-measurement-of-abdominal-muscles-is-a-valuable-risk-assessment-for-bulge-formation-after-microsurgical-abdominal-breast-reconstruction
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Elisabeth A Kappos, Jeff Jaskolka, Kate Butler, Anne C O'Neill, Stefan Op Hofer, Toni Zhong
BACKGROUND: A major shortcoming associated with abdominal tissue breast reconstruction is the long-term abdominal wall morbidity. Although abdominal core muscle size on computed tomography angiogram (CTA) has been correlated with morbidity following many abdominal surgeries, it has not been studied for abdominal breast reconstruction. Therefore, we evaluated the association between preoperative CTA-derived measurements of abdominal core muscles and postoperative abdominal wall morbidity after abdominal tissue breast reconstruction...
March 6, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272092/chest-pain-from-hypermobility-responding-to-physical-therapy-in-an-adolescent
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Megan N Nash, Chloe A Liu, Brienna Maestas, Kristine U Layugan, Catherine C Culver, Jennifer King, David Kurahara
Hypermobility syndrome usually causes pain in limbs from extension type injuries. The authors report on a 16-yr-old female adolescent with incapacitating chest pain secondary to extreme hypermobility of the chest. This pain led the patient to see multiple specialists without improvement or diagnosis. Physical examination results revealed a very hypermobile patient who was able to internally rotate her shoulders inward until her elbows touched. This unusual hyperextension maneuver was achieved by holding the shoulders in anteversion with her hands on her hips (see figures in the article)...
March 6, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271312/chronic-effects-of-superimposed-electromyostimulation-during-cycling-on-aerobic-and-anaerobic-capacity
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Sebastian Mathes, Niklas Lehnen, Tobias Link, Wilhelm Bloch, Joachim Mester, Patrick Wahl
PURPOSE: To examine if chronic endurance training by means of simultaneously applied, superimposed electromyostimulation (EMS) can be used to improve performance and physiological core parameters compared to the traditional cycling. METHODS: Twenty-one male subjects (VO2peak 55.2 ± 5.1 ml min(- 1) kg(- 1)) were assigned to either a cycling (C) or cycling with superimposed EMS (C + E) group. Before and after the 4-week training period, including 14 sessions of moderate cycling [60 min at 60% peak power output (PPO)], participants performed a 20-min time-trial, a step test to exhaustion, a 30-s isokinetic sprint test, and maximum force- and power-tests...
March 7, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270613/smn-deficiency-in-severe-models-of-spinal-muscular-atrophy-causes-widespread-intron-retention-and-dna-damage
#15
Mohini Jangi, Christina Fleet, Patrick Cullen, Shipra V Gupta, Shila Mekhoubad, Eric Chiao, Norm Allaire, C Frank Bennett, Frank Rigo, Adrian R Krainer, Jessica A Hurt, John P Carulli, John F Staropoli
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), an autosomal recessive neuromuscular disease, is the leading monogenic cause of infant mortality. Homozygous loss of the gene survival of motor neuron 1 (SMN1) causes the selective degeneration of lower motor neurons and subsequent atrophy of proximal skeletal muscles. The SMN1 protein product, survival of motor neuron (SMN), is ubiquitously expressed and is a key factor in the assembly of the core splicing machinery. The molecular mechanisms by which disruption of the broad functions of SMN leads to neurodegeneration remain unclear...
March 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269792/ryr1-related-myopathies-clinical-histopathologic-and-genetic-heterogeneity-among-17-patients-from-a-portuguese-tertiary-centre
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Raquel Samões, Jorge Oliveira, Ricardo Taipa, Teresa Coelho, Márcio Cardoso, Ana Gonçalves, Rosário Santos, Manuel Melo Pires, Manuela Santos
BACKGROUND: Pathogenic variants in ryanodine receptor type 1 (RYR1) gene are an important cause of congenital myopathy. The clinical, histopathologic and genetic spectrum is wide. OBJECTIVE: Review a group of the patients diagnosed with ryanodinopathy in a tertiary centre from North Portugal, as an attempt to define some phenotypical patterns that may help guiding future diagnosis. METHODS: Patients were identified from the database of the reference centre for Neuromuscular Disorders in North Portugal...
2017: Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265565/the-draft-genome-and-transcriptome-of-the-atlantic-horseshoe-crab-limulus-polyphemus
#17
Stephen D Simpson, Jordan S Ramsdell, Winsor H Watson Iii, Christopher C Chabot
The horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, exhibits robust circadian and circatidal rhythms, but little is known about the molecular mechanisms underlying those rhythms. In this study, horseshoe crabs were collected during the day and night as well as high and low tides, and their muscle and central nervous system tissues were processed for genome and transcriptome sequencing, respectively. The genome assembly resulted in 7.4 × 10(5) contigs with N50 of 4,736, while the transcriptome assembly resulted in 9.3 × 10(4) contigs and N50 of 3,497...
2017: International Journal of Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263670/proximal-neuromuscular-control-protects-against-hamstring-injuries-in-male-soccer-players
#18
Joke Schuermans, Lieven Danneels, Damien Van Tiggelen, Tanneke Palmans, Erik Witvrouw
BACKGROUND: With their unremittingly high incidence rate and detrimental functional repercussions, hamstring injuries remain a substantial problem in male soccer. Proximal neuromuscular control ("core stability") is considered to be of key importance in primary and secondary hamstring injury prevention, although scientific evidence and insights on the exact nature of the core-hamstring association are nonexistent at present. HYPOTHESIS: The muscle activation pattern throughout the running cycle would not differ between participants based on injury occurrence during follow-up...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260599/peritonsillar-abscess-clinical-aspects-of-microbiology-risk-factors-and-the-association-with-parapharyngeal-abscess
#19
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Tejs Ehlers Klug
PTA is a collection of pus located between the tonsillar capsule and the pharyngeal constrictor muscle. It is considered a complication of acute tonsillitis and is the most prevalent deep neck infection (approximately 2000 cases annually in Denmark) and cause of acute admission to Danish ENT departments. Teenagers and young adults are most commonly affected and males may predominate over females. However, no studies of age- and gender-stratified incidence rates have previously been published. Furthermore, smoking may be associated with increased risk of peritonsillar abscess (PTA) development, although the magnitude of the association has not been estimated...
March 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258011/mir-16-controls-myoblast-proliferation-and-apoptosis-through-directly-suppressing-bcl2-and-foxo1-activities
#20
Xinzheng Jia, Hongjia Ouyang, Bahareldin Ali Abdalla, Haiping Xu, Qinghua Nie, Xiquan Zhang
Myogenesis mainly involves several steps including myoblast proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis and fusion. Except for muscle specific regulators, few miRNAs were proved to coordinate this complex process. Here, we reported that miR-16 inhibited myoblast proliferation and promoted myoblast apoptosis by directly targeting Bcl2 and FOXO1. The expression level of miR-16 was significantly decreased in the hypertrophic pectoral muscle compared to the normal pectoral muscle in chicken. In vitro, elevating miR-16 significantly inhibited myoblast proliferation and promoted myoblast apoptosis, resulting in about 11...
February 28, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
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