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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339702/subclinical-chronic-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-resulting-from-phosphine-poisoning
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E Szymczyk, M Wiszniewska, J Walusiak-Skorupa, J D Kasprzak, P Lipiec
We present a case of a 32-year-old male crew member of a cargo ship, accidentally exposed to phosphine, a fumigating substance. He and other crew members developed increasing fatigue and digestive disorders 24 h later; two died from acute pulmonary oedema. The patient was admitted to hospital, where bilateral pneumonia, acute nephritis, hepatopathy, electrolyte imbalance and leucopenia were diagnosed. He was discharged from hospital 3 weeks later. He was examined 4 months later for possible chronic consequences of acute phosphine poisoning, which included echocardiography showing normal heart size and cardiac function...
February 21, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332017/the-relationship-between-the-renal-reabsorption-of-cysteine-and-the-lowered-urinary-ph-in-diabetics
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Susumu Ogawa, Junko Takiguchi, Manami Shimizu, Kazuhiro Nako, Masashi Okamura, Yoshitaka Kinouchi, Sadayoshi Ito
BACKGROUND/AIMS: In diabetic patients, reduced urinary pH (UpH) is a predictive factor for cardiorenal-vascular disorders. Synthesis of glutathione, an anti-oxidative stress substance, is induced to counteract renal oxidative stress. UpH declines as glutamate is consumed, as does the synthesis of ammonia from glutamate. Glutathione is synthesized from glutamate and cysteine; however, in diabetes, the relationship between lowered UpH and the roles of renal amino acids is unknown. We, therefore, examined the relationship between amino-acid kinetics, UpH, and renal function...
March 22, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327824/screening-of-wild-fruit-trees-with-gastroprotective-activity-in-different-experimental-models
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Luciane Angela Nottar Nesello, Adriana Campos, Roseane Leandra da Rosa, Sérgio Faloni de Andrade, Valdir Cechinel
BACKGROUND: Given the increase of people with gastrointestinal disorders, the search for alternative treatments with fewer side effects is vital, as well as the demand for food or plants that can help protect the stomach. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the gastroprotective action of the extracts of wild fruit trees of Myrcianthes pungens (guabiju); Inga vera Willd. (ingá-banana) and Marlierea tomentosa Cambess. (guarapuruna) in in vivo pharmacological models...
March 16, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325746/dietary-emulsifiers-directly-alter-human-microbiota-composition-and-gene-expression-ex-vivo-potentiating-intestinal-inflammation
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Benoit Chassaing, Tom Van de Wiele, Jana De Bodt, Massimo Marzorati, Andrew T Gewirtz
OBJECTIVE: The intestinal microbiota plays a central role in the development of many chronic inflammatory diseases including IBD and metabolic syndrome. Administration of substances that alter microbiota composition, including the synthetic dietary emulsifiers polysorbate 80 (P80) and carboxymethylcellulose (CMC), can promote such inflammatory disorders. However, that inflammation itself impacts microbiota composition has obfuscated defining the extent to which these compounds or other substances act directly upon the microbiota versus acting on host parameters that promote inflammation, which subsequently reshapes the microbiota...
March 21, 2017: Gut
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325146/hypersexuality-as-a-neuropsychiatric-disorder-the-neurobiology-and-treatment-options
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Hatta Sidi, Muna Asiff, Jaya Kumar, Srijit Das, Nurul Hazwani Hatta, Cesar Alfonso
Hypersexuality refers to abnormally increased or extreme involvement in any sexual activity. It is clinically challenging, presents trans-diagnostically and there is extensive medical literature addressing nosology, pathogenesis and neuropsychiatric aspects. Classification includes deviant behaviours, diagnosable entities related to impulsivity, and obsessional phenomena. Some clinicians view an increase in sexual desire as 'normal' while psychodynamic theorists consider it ego-defensive at times alleviating unconscious anxiety rooted in intrapsychic conflicts...
March 21, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322867/bile-acid-analysis-in-human-disorders-of-bile-acid-biosynthesis
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REVIEW
Frédéric M Vaz, Sacha Ferdinandusse
Bile acids facilitate the absorption of lipids in the gut, but are also needed to maintain cholesterol homeostasis, induce bile flow, excrete toxic substances and regulate energy metabolism by acting as signaling molecules. Bile acid biosynthesis is a complex process distributed across many cellular organelles and requires at least 17 enzymes in addition to different metabolite transport proteins to synthesize the two primary bile acids, cholic acid and chenodeoxycholic acid. Disorders of bile acid synthesis can present from the neonatal period to adulthood and have very diverse clinical symptoms ranging from cholestatic liver disease to neuropsychiatric symptoms and spastic paraplegias...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320840/k-channel-kv3-4-is-essential-for-axon-growth-by-limiting-the-influx-of-ca-2-into-growth-cones
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Chia-Yi Huang, Cheng-Chang Lien, Chau-Fu Cheng, Ting-Yun Yen, Chieh-Ju Chen, Meei-Ling Tsaur
Membrane excitability in the axonal growth cones of embryonic neurons influences axon growth. Voltage-gated K(+) (Kv) channels are key factors in controlling membrane excitability, but whether they regulate axon growth remains unclear. Here, we report that Kv3.4 is expressed in the axonal growth cones of embryonic spinal commissural neurons, motoneurons, dorsal root ganglion neurons, retinal ganglion cells and callosal projection neurons during axon growth. Our in vitro (cultured dorsal spinal neurons of chick embryos) and in vivo (developing chick spinal commissural axons and rat callosal axons) findings demonstrate that knockdown of Kv3...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270193/cutaneous-neurogenic-inflammation-in-the-sensitized-acupoints-induced-by-gastric-mucosal-injury-in-rats
#8
Wei He, Xiao-Yu Wang, Hong Shi, Wan-Zhu Bai, Bin Cheng, Yang-Shuai Su, Xiao-Chun Yu, Xiang-Hong Jing, Bing Zhu
BACKGROUND: In acupuncture practice, the most important step is to confirm the location of a sensitized acupoint which reflects a diagnosis and can be stimulated with a specialized needle to treat the disease. Abnormal symptoms such as hyperalgesia or allodynia at the sensitized acupoints in patients with visceral disorders are considered to be in relation with referred pain and neurogenic inflammation. Yet, limited study has investigated the cutaneous neurochemical changes of the sensitized acuponits...
March 7, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266890/examination-of-the-phenomenology-of-the-ibogaine-treatment-experience-role-of-altered-states-of-consciousness-and-psychedelic-experiences
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Annamarie Heink, Steve Katsikas, Tiffany Lange-Altman
Psychedelic drugs have historically been used for ritualistic purposes and to help individuals gain insight. Ibogaine, a naturally occurring psychoactive substance, has been reported to have anti-addictive properties that aid in the treatment of substance use disorders. An online survey obtained retrospective data from individuals who used ibogaine in the past. Individuals who used ibogaine tended to describe thematically similar experiences post-treatment. This study adds to the literature by using the 5d-ASC, a psychometrically sound measure of altered states of consciousness (ASCs), to examine the ASCs induced by ibogaine and discusses the demographic characteristics of those who seek ibogaine treatment (N = 27)...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263849/chemical-profiles-and-pharmacological-activities-of-chang-kang-fang-a-multi-herb-chinese-medicinal-formula-for-treating-irritable-bowel-syndrome
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Qian Mao, Lei Shi, Zhi-Gang Wang, Yu-Hui Luo, Yin-Yu Wang, Xue Li, Min Lu, Jian-Min Ju, Jin-Di Xu, Ming Kong, Shan-Shan Zhou, Min-Qin Shen, Song-Lin Li
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Chang-Kang-Fang formula (CKF), a multi-herb traditional Chinese medicinal formula, has been clinically used for treatment of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The mechanisms of CKF for treating IBS and the components that are responsible for the activities were still unknown. AIM OF THE STUDY: To investigate the chemical profiles and effects of CKF on IBS model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The chemical profiles of CKF were investigated by ultra performance liquid chromatography coupled with quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UHPLC-Q/TOF-MS/MS)...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263455/liver-disease-and-fibrosis-assessment-in-substance-use-related-disorders
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Marija Zeremski, Anthony Martinez
Substance users have the highest prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection but have rarely been treated, largely because of their mistrust of the health care system, misconceptions about the consequences of the infection, and concerns regarding interferon-related side effects. With the development of highly efficacious, interferon-free therapeutic regimens without significant side effects, the concept of colocating HCV and substance use treatment would appear to be highly feasible. This process has been further facilitated by widespread clinical adaptation of noninvasive assays for fibrosis assessment, which could be performed routinely in substance use treatment facilities...
March 2017: Clinical Pharmacology in Drug Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28252422/sorption-correction-of-nephron-sub-microscopic-changes-caused-by-neoplastic-chronic-intoxication-with-the-application-of-cytostatic-therapy
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Yu Soroka, N Lisnychuk, I Demkiv, O Oleshchuk
The electron microscopic changes of the nephron structural components under conditions of dimethylhydrazine (DMH)-induced carcinogenesis with the development of colorectal adenocarcinoma in situ were evaluated. Destructive changes in epitheliocytes of proximal and distal tubules of the nephron, microcirculation disturbances in renal corpuscles and tubular structure are evidences of disorder in urine formation stages. Аdministration of cytostatics aggravates the degree of destructive changes in the kidney. The application of carbon enterosorbent of IV generation "Carboline" for chronic neoplastic endotoxemia correction in combination with chemotherapy components significantly reduces the structural changes of the cortical substance of the kidneys, activates processes of reparative regeneration...
January 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238791/selol-an-organic-selenium-donor-prevents-lipopolysaccharide-induced-oxidative-stress-and-inflammatory-reaction-in-the-rat-brain
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Agnieszka Dominiak, Anna Wilkaniec, Henryk Jęśko, Grzegorz A Czapski, Anna M Lenkiewicz, Eliza Kurek, Piotr Wroczyński, Agata Adamczyk
Neuroinflammation and oxidative stress are key intertwined pathological factors in many neurological, particularly neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disorders as well as autism. The present study was conducted to evaluate the protective effects of Selol, an organic selenium donor, against lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-mediated inflammation in rat brain. The results demonstrated that the peripheral administration of LPS in a dose of 100 μg/kg b.w. evoked typical pathological reaction known as systemic inflammatory response...
February 23, 2017: Neurochemistry International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236622/antidiabetic-antioxidant-and-hypolipidemic-potential-of-sonchus-asper-hill
#14
Rahmat Ali Khan
Context • The recently growing occurrence of diabetes mellitus (DM) in the world is of immense concern. Sonchus asper Hill (SA) is traditionally used in the treatment of diabetes and urinary disorders in Pakistan. Objective • The present study intended to evaluate the antidiabetic activity of a Sonchus asper methanol extract (SAME) in rats. Design • Thirty male, Sprague-Dawley rats, from 180 to 190 g each, were randomly divided into 5 groups of 6 rats each and received the following treatments: (1) group 1 (untreated control group) administered distilled water only; (2) group 2 administered 200 mg/kg of SAME only; (3) group 3 (diabetic control group) administered 55 mg/kg body weight (BW) of streptozotocin (STZ) in distilled water to induce diabetes; (4) group 4 administered 55 mg/kg BW of STZ in distilled water to induce diabetes and given 100 mg/kg of SAME; and (5) group 5 administered 55 mg/kg BW of STZ to induce diabetes and administered 200 mg/kg of SAME...
February 27, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228623/elucidation-of-mechanism-of-blood-brain-barrier-damage-for-prevention-and-treatment-of-vascular-dementia
#15
Masaki Ueno
It is well-known that the blood-brain barrier (BBB) plays significant roles in transporting intravascular substances into the brain. The BBB in cerebral capillaries essentially impedes the influx of intravascular compounds from the blood to the brain, while nutritive substances, such as glucose, can be selectively transported through several types of influx transporters in endothelial cells. In the choroid plexus, intravascular substances can invade the parenchyma as fenestrations exist in endothelial cells of capillaries...
February 22, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223844/neuronal-plasticity-of-trigeminal-ganglia-in-mice-following-nerve-injury
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Randi Lynds, Chuang Lyu, Gong-Wei Lyu, Xie-Qi Shi, Annika Rosén, Kamal Mustafa, Tie-Jun Sten Shi
BACKGROUND: Nerve injury may induce neuropathic pain. In studying the mechanisms of orofacial neuropathic pain, attention has been paid to the plastic changes that occur in the trigeminal ganglia (TGs) and nucleus in response to an injury of the trigeminal nerve branches. Previous studies have explored the impact of sciatic nerve injury on dorsal root ganglia (DRGs) and it has shown dramatic changes in the expression of multiple biomarkers. In large, the changes in biomarker expression in TGs after trigeminal nerve injury are similar to that in DRGs after sciatic nerve injury...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216068/stages-of-dysfunctional-decision-making-in-addiction
#17
REVIEW
Antonio Verdejo-Garcia, Trevor T-J Chong, Julie C Stout, Murat Yücel, Edythe D London
Drug use is a choice with immediate positive outcomes, but long-term negative consequences. Thus, the repeated use of drugs in the face of negative consequences suggests dysfunction in the cognitive mechanisms underpinning decision-making. This cognitive dysfunction can be mapped into three stages: the formation of preferences involving valuation of decision options; choice implementation including motivation, self-regulation and inhibitory processes; and feedback processing implicating reinforcement learning...
February 16, 2017: Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208108/dietary-administration-of-edc-mixtures-a-focus-on-fish-lipid-metabolism
#18
O Carnevali, V Notarstefano, I Olivotto, M Graziano, P Gallo, I Di Marco Pisciottano, L Vaccari, A Mandich, E Giorgini, F Maradonna
Many man-made chemical compounds are recognized as endocrine disruptors and once released into the environment are likely to spread and bioaccumulate in wild species. Due to their lipophilic nature, these substances pass through the cell membrane or bind to specific receptors activating physiological responses that in the long run can cause reproductive impairment, physiological disorders, including the occurrence of metabolic syndromes. One significant source of contamination is represented by the consumption of polluted food...
April 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204809/ketamine-suppresses-the-substance-p-induced-production-of-il-6-and-il-8-by-human-u373mg-glioblastoma-astrocytoma-cells
#19
Keisuke Yamaguchi, Seiichiro Kumakura, Taisuke Murakami, Akimasa Someya, Eiichi Inada, Isao Nagaoka
The neuropeptide substance P (SP) is an important mediator of neurogenic inflammation within the central and peripheral nervous systems. SP has been shown to induce the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines implicated in the pathogenesis of several disorders of the human brain via the neurokinin-1 receptor (NK-1R). Ketamine, an intravenous anesthetic agent, functions as a competitive antagonist of the excitatory neurotransmission N-methyl-D‑aspartate (NMDA) receptor, and also antagonizes the NK-1R by interfering with the binding of SP...
March 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203127/a-case-of-mysterious-impacted-duodenal-foreign-body-presenting-with-halitosis
#20
Bhavtosh Dedania, Dipen Khanapara, Amruta Panwala, Murali Dharan
The majority of gastrointestinal (GI) foreign bodies (FBs) discovered in adults are the result of intentional ingestion, most of which are found in patients with a preexisting psychiatric illness, with substance abuse disorders, or in people seeking secondary gain. No similar case of internal injuries following unintentional ingestion of a barbecue grill cleaning brush bristle has been reported. A 58-year-old Caucasian male with no significant history presented with complaint of halitosis, not improving after oral care and dental hygiene measures...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
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