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Real-world experience with botulinum toxin A for the treatment of hemifacial spasm: A study of 1138 injections.

Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2021 Apr 2;205:106632. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Section of Neurology, Institute for Neurosciences, St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines; Movement Disorders Service and Section of Neurology, Institute for Neurosciences, St. Luke's Medical Center, Quezon City, Philippines; Department of Neurosciences, College of Medicine - Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila, Philippines; Movement Disorders Service and Section of Neurology, Institute for Neurosciences, St. Luke's Medical Center, Global City, Philippines. Electronic address:

Background: Hemifacial spasm (HFS) is a chronic, potentially disabling disorder that often requires long-term management with botulinum toxin (BoNT). In a country where healthcare costs limit compliance to medical follow-up and treatment, the study aims to provide a real-world experience on the use of BoNT for HFS among Filipinos.

Methods: We retrospectively collected data from 162 HFS patients who received 1138 botulinum toxin (BoNT) injections from 2006 to 2019 in our movement disorders center in the Philippines. Read More

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Response to targeted cognitive training may be neuroprotective in patients with early schizophrenia.

Psychiatry Res Neuroimaging 2021 Apr 7;312:111285. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, USA; San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, USA.

Individuals with schizophrenia exhibit widespread cortical thinning associated with illness severity and deficits in cognition. However, intact cortical thickness (CTh) may serve as a protective factor. The current study sought to examine changes in CTh in response to auditory targeted cognitive training (TCT) in individuals with recent onset schizophrenia. Read More

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Multi-compartment analysis of the complex gradient-echo signal quantifies myelin breakdown in premanifest Huntington's disease.

Neuroimage Clin 2021 Apr 5;30:102658. Epub 2021 Apr 5.

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF 24 4HQ, UK.

White matter (WM) alterations have been identified as a relevant pathological feature of Huntington's disease (HD). Increasing evidence suggests that WM changes in this disorder are due to alterations in myelin-associated biological processes. Multi-compartmental analysis of the complex gradient-echo MRI signal evolution in WM has been shown to quantify myelin in vivo, therefore pointing to the potential of this technique for the study of WM myelin changes in health and disease. Read More

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Dietary-challenged mice with Alzheimer-like pathology show increased energy expenditure and reduced adipocyte hypertrophy and steatosis.

Aging (Albany NY) 2021 Apr 16;13. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Corporate Member of Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin 10117, Germany.

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is frequently accompanied by progressing weight loss, correlating with mortality. Counter-intuitively, weight loss in old age might predict AD onset but obesity in midlife increases AD risk. Furthermore, AD is associated with diabetes-like alterations in glucose metabolism. Read More

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Association of HMOX-1 with sporadic Alzheimer's disease in southern Han Chinese.

Eur J Neurol 2021 Apr 17. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Department of Neurology, East Hospital, Tongji University School of Medicine, Shanghai, China.

Study Objectives: To discover the associations between HMOX-1 and Alzheimer's disease (AD).

Methods: 500 AD patients and 500 healthy controls were recruited in this study. Polymer chain reaction (PCR) was used. Read More

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BMI Trajectories from Childhood to Midlife are Associated with Subclinical Kidney Damage in Midlife.

Obesity (Silver Spring) 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.

Objective: This study aimed to investigate the relationship of BMI trajectories from childhood with subclinical kidney damage (SKD) in midlife, a surrogate measure for chronic kidney disease.

Methods: The study followed up 1,442 participants from the 1985 Australian Schools Health and Fitness Survey who were between 7 and 15 years old at the time the survey was conducted and who had BMI measurements in childhood and at least two follow-ups in adulthood. Measures of kidney function for participants 36 to 50 years old were also included. Read More

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Crystalline gene mutations in Turkish children with congenital cataracts.

Int Ophthalmol 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakır, Turkey.

Purpose: To detect crystallin gene mutations in Turkish children with congenital cataracts.

Methods: The present study included 56 children (38 males and 18 females) who were diagnosed with congenital cataract in our ophthalmology clinic. The patients' blood samples were collected and sent to the medical genetics laboratory. Read More

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Young-onset trigeminal neuralgia: a clinical study and literature review.

Authors:
Feng Yu Jia Yin

Acta Neurochir (Wien) 2021 Apr 17. Epub 2021 Apr 17.

Department of Neurosurgery, Tenth People's Hospital of Tongji University, No. 301 Middle Yanchang Road, Shanghai, 200072, China.

Objective: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) primarily occurs in elderly adults and is thought to be induced by neurovascular compression. However, a few children and young adults may present with the clinical features of TN. In this study, we aim to retrospectively assess the data of young patients with TN from a single center. Read More

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Brain cells derived from Alzheimer's disease patients have multiple specific innate abnormalities in energy metabolism.

Mol Psychiatry 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA, USA.

Altered energy metabolism has been implicated both in aging and the pathogenesis of late-onset Alzheimer's disease (LOAD). However, it is unclear which anomalies are acquired phenotypes and which are inherent and predispose to disease. We report that neural progenitor cells and astrocytes differentiated from LOAD patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells exhibit multiple inter-related bioenergetic alterations including: changes in energy production by mitochondrial respiration versus glycolysis, as a consequence of alterations in bioenergetic substrate processing and transfer of reducing agents, reduced levels of NAD/NADH, diminished glucose uptake and response rates to insulin (INS)/IGF-1 signaling, decreased INS receptor and glucose transporter 1 densities, and changes in the metabolic transcriptome. Read More

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Amoxicillin oral provocation challenge in a primary care clinic: a descriptive analysis.

CMAJ Open 2021 Apr-Jun;9(2):E394-E399. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Family Medicine (Gateman), McMaster University, Kitchener, Ont.; Department of Family Medicine (Gateman), Western University, Kitchener, Ont.; North Perth Family Health Team (Rumble), Listowel, Ont.; Departments of Pediatrics and Child Health, and Food and Human Nutritional Sciences (Protudjer), University of Manitoba; George & Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation (Protudjer); The Children's Hospital Research Institute of Manitoba (Protudjer), Winnipeg, Man.; Department of Medicine (Kim), Western University; Department of Medicine (Kim), McMaster University, Kitchener, Ont.

Background: Penicillin is the most frequently reported drug allergen; however, most of these allergies are not true allergies and do not justify the prescription of alternative, less effective and more expensive antibiotic drugs. We aimed to show that patients at low risk of amoxicillin allergy can safely and efficiently undergo oral provocation challenge (OPC) by their primary care physician.

Methods: In this descriptive analysis, we conducted a retrospective chart review of all primary care patients who had undergone OPC from November 2017 to October 2019 in the Amoxicillin Allergy Clinic at the North Perth Family Health Team, Listowel, Ontario. Read More

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The coexistence of asthma and COPD: risk factors, clinical history and lung function trajectories.

Eur Respir J 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Unit of Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, Department of Diagnostics and Public Health, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

Rationale: Patients with concomitant features of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have a heavy disease burden.

Objectives: Using data collected prospectively in the European Community Respiratory Health Survey, we compared the risk factors, clinical history, and lung function trajectories from early adulthood to the late sixties of middle aged subjects having asthma+COPD (n=179), past (n=263) or current (n=808) asthma alone, COPD alone (n=111), or none of these (n=3477).

Methods: Interview data and prebronchodilator FEV and FVC were obtained during three clinical examinations in 1991-1993, 1999-2002, and 2010-2013. Read More

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Predictors of New-Onset Atrial Tachyarrhythmias After Transcatheter Atrial Septal Defect Closure in Adults.

Heart Lung Circ 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Cardiology, Keio University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan. Electronic address:

Background: New-onset atrial tachyarrhythmia (ATA) often develops after atrial septal defect (ASD) closure. Its development raises some potential concerns such as stroke and bleeding complications caused by anticoagulant therapy and limited access to the left atrium for catheter ablation. Although it is essential to identify the risk factors of new-onset ATA, few studies have examined these factors. Read More

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Management of syringomyelia associated with tuberculous meningitis: A case report and systematic review of the literature.

J Clin Neurosci 2021 May 5;87:20-25. Epub 2021 Mar 5.

Division of Neurosciences Critical Care, Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, United States. Electronic address:

Determinants of tuberculosis (TB) syringomyelia, its management options and outcomes are still under investigation. The aim of this study is to present a case of TB syringomyelia with markedly improved symptoms status-post surgery and to understand the clinical characteristics and outcomes of 33 TB syringomyelia cases reported in the literature. Specifically, we examined the differences between patients who were managed medically and those who underwent surgical intervention. Read More

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Characteristics associated with clinical response to Comano thermal spring water balneotherapy in pediatric patients with atopic dermatitis.

Ital J Pediatr 2021 Apr 16;47(1):91. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

"Giovan Battista Mattei" Research Institute, Stenico, Italy.

Background: Several studies have investigated the efficacy of balneotherapy in atopic dermatitis (AD), including a pediatric open randomized clinical trial conducted at the Comano thermal spring water center, which showed a significant reduction in AD severity and an improvement of the quality of life. However, so far many studies on balneotherapy in pediatric AD have included relatively small populations without identifying patients' characteristics associated with their response. The aim of the present study was to identify any features associated with the clinical response to the Comano thermal spring water balneotherapy in a large cohort of pediatric AD patients. Read More

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Re-treatment with etanercept is as effective as the initial firstline treatment in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis.

Arthritis Res Ther 2021 Apr 16;23(1):118. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

German Rheumatism Research Centre, Leibniz Institute, 10117, Berlin, Germany.

Objectives: To determine (i) correlates for etanercept (ETA) discontinuation after achieving an inactive disease and for the subsequent risk of flare and (ii) to analyze the effectiveness of ETA in the re-treatment after a disease flare.

Methods: Data from two ongoing prospective registries, BiKeR and JuMBO, were used for the analysis. Both registries provide individual trajectories of clinical data and outcomes from childhood to adulthood in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients treated with biologic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (bDMARDs) and conventional synthetic DMARDs (csDMARDs). Read More

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Targeting accuracy of robot-assisted deep brain stimulation surgery in childhood-onset dystonia: a single-center prospective cohort analysis of 45 consecutive cases.

J Neurosurg Pediatr 2021 Apr 16:1-11. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

1Department of Neurosurgery, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London.

Objective: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an established treatment for pediatric dystonia. The accuracy of electrode implantation is multifactorial and remains a challenge in this age group, mainly due to smaller anatomical targets in very young patients compared to adults, and also due to anatomical abnormalities frequently associated with some etiologies of dystonia. Data on the accuracy of robot-assisted DBS surgery in children are limited. Read More

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Predictors of communication attitude in preschool-age children who stutter.

J Commun Disord 2021 Apr 13;91:106100. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 2405A Whitis Ave, Stop A1100, Austin, TX, 78712, United States.

Purpose: Although preschool-age children who stutter report more negative attitudes toward communication than their typically fluent peers, few investigations have explored factors that may contribute to the differences observed in communication attitude. The purpose of the present study was to explore whether behavioral characteristics of stuttering severity (frequency, duration, physical concomitants) and time since onset of stuttering predict communication attitude in preschool-age children.

Method: Fifty-nine preschool-aged children who stutter completed two speaking samples and the KiddyCAT, a self-report assessment of communication attitude. Read More

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Long-term epilepsy control, motor function, cognition, sleep and quality of life in children with West syndrome.

Epilepsy Res 2021 Apr 2;173:106629. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Pediatric Neurology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. Electronic address:

Purpose: To assess epilepsy, motor function, cognitive, sleep, and quality of life outcomes and their predictors in a follow-up cohort with West syndrome (WS) at ≥5 years of age.

Methods: Cross-sectional evaluation in a follow-up cohort of WS (aged 5-14 years), between July 2018 and December 2019, was performed at a tertiary-care referral center in Northern India. 164 children were assessed in-person for epilepsy severity, functional status (gross motor and hand function), social quotient, behavioral comorbidities, sleep problems, and quality of life (QoL) using Early Childhood Epilepsy Severity Scale, Gross Motor Function Classification System, Manual Ability Classification System, Vineland Social Maturity Scale, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental disorders-5 criteria, Children's Sleep Habits Questionnaire, and PedsQL-Epilepsy module respectively. Read More

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Cellular and extracellular white matter abnormalities in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: a diffusion MRI study.

Biol Psychiatry Cogn Neurosci Neuroimaging 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

LIM 23, Instituto de Psiquiatria, Hospital das Clinicas HCFMUSP, Faculdade de Medicina, Universidade de Sao Paulo, SP, BR. Electronic address:

Background: While previous studies have implicated white matter (WM) as a core pathology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), the underlying neurobiological processes remain elusive. This study utilizes free-water imaging derived from diffusion MRI to identify cellular and extracellular WM abnormalities in patients with OCD compared to controls (Cs). Next, we investigate the association between diffusion measures, and clinical variables in patients. Read More

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Cognitive and behavioural impairment in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: A landmark of the disease? A mini review of longitudinal studies.

Neurosci Lett 2021 Apr 15;754:135898. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

3rd Neurology Unit and Motor Neuron Diseases Centre, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Via Celoria 11, 20133, Milan, Italy; Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences "Luigi Sacco", University of Milan, Via Festa del Perdono 7, 20122, Milan, Italy.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a heterogeneous neurodegenerative disease marked by progressive loss of motor abilities. Approximately half of patents with ALS experience cognitive (ALSci) or behavioural impairment (ALSbi) during the course of the disease, with a small percentage developing overt frontotemporal dementia (FTD). ALSci and/or ALSbi can occur simultaneously with motor neuron degeneration or develop in advanced stages of the disease, but it can even precede motor involvement in some cases, namely in ALS patients meeting criteria for FTD. Read More

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Hypoglycemic attacks and growth failure are the most common manifestations of citrin deficiency after one year of age.

J Inherit Metab Dis 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Department of Pediatrics, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan.

Citrin deficiency develops in different symptomatic periods from the neonatal period to adulthood. Some infantile patients are diagnosed by newborn mass screening or symptoms of neonatal intrahepatic cholestasis caused by citrin deficiency (NICCD), some patients in childhood may develop hepatopathy or dyslipidemia as failure to thrive and dyslipidemia caused by citrin deficiency (FTTDCD), and some adults are diagnosed after developing adult-onset type 2 citrullinemia (CTLN2) with hyperammonemia or encephalopathy. A diagnosis is needed before the development of severe phenotypic CTLN2 but is often difficult to obtain because newborn mass screening cannot detect all patients with citrin deficiency, and undiagnosed patients often appear healthy in childhood. Read More

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Machine Learning to Assess the Risk of Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli Infections in Febrile Neutropenic Hematological Patients.

Infect Dis Ther 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Infectious Diseases Department, Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS, Barcelona, Spain.

Introduction: We aimed to assess risk factors for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative bacilli (MDR-GNB) from a large amount of data retrieved from electronic health records (EHRs) and determine whether machine learning (ML) may be useful in assessing the risk of MDR-GNB infection at febrile neutropenia (FN) onset.

Methods: Retrospective study of almost 7 million pieces of structured data from all consecutive episodes of FN in hematological patients in a tertiary hospital in Barcelona (January 2008-December 2017). Conventional multivariate analysis and ML algorithms (random forest, gradient boosting machine, XGBoost, and GLM) were done. Read More

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Quantitative CT radiomics-based models for prediction of haematoma expansion and poor functional outcome in primary intracerebral haemorrhage.

Eur Radiol 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Radiological Sciences, Division of Clinical Neuroscience, Precision Imaging Beacon, University of Nottingham, Queen's Medical Centre, Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK.

Objectives: To test radiomics-based features extracted from noncontrast CT of patients with spontaneous intracerebral haemorrhage for prediction of haematoma expansion and poor functional outcome and compare them with radiological signs and clinical factors.

Materials And Methods: Seven hundred fifty-four radiomics-based features were extracted from 1732 scans derived from the TICH-2 multicentre clinical trial. Features were harmonised and a correlation-based feature selection was applied. Read More

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Longitudinal structural brain changes in Friedreich ataxia depend on disease severity: the IMAGE-FRDA study.

J Neurol 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

School of Psychological Sciences and Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health, Monash University, Clayton Campus, Clayton, VIC, 3800, Australia.

Background: Friedreich ataxia is an inherited neurodegenerative disease, with cerebral and cerebellar pathology evident. Despite an increased understanding of its neuropathology, disease progression in this disease remains poorly understood. This study aimed to characterise longitudinal change in brain structure using a multi-modal approach across cerebral and cerebellar grey and white matter. Read More

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Asymmetry of Hippocampal Tau Pathology in Primary Age-Related Tauopathy and Alzheimer Disease.

J Neuropathol Exp Neurol 2021 Apr 16. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

From the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (JMW, KFB, TER); Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Diseases (JMW, KFB, SS, TER), University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas, USA; Department of Pathology, State University of New York, Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York (YF, TER); Department of Pathology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (YF), USA; Department of Pathology (KF, MAI, JFC); Department of Neuroscience (KF, MAI, JFC); Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer's Disease (KF, MAI, JFC), Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York, USA; School of Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan (MAI); Department of Neuroscience, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida (KFB), USA; Department of Neurology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas (SS); The Framingham Heart Study, Framingham, Massachusetts (SS); and Department of Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas (CLW), USA.

Primary age-related tauopathy (PART) is a neurodegenerative entity defined as neurofibrillary degeneration generally restricted to the medial temporal region (Braak stage I-IV) with complete or near absence of diffuse and neuritic plaques. Symptoms range in severity but are generally milder and later in onset than in Alzheimer disease (AD). Recently, an early predilection for neurofibrillary degeneration in the hippocampal CA2 subregion has been demonstrated in PART, whereas AD neuropathologic change (ADNC) typically displays relative sparing of CA2 until later stages. Read More

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Traditional Dual Growing Rod Technique in the Management of Early Onset Scoliosis and Its Effects on Spinal Growth and Lung Development: The Mid-Term Prospective Results.

Cureus 2021 Apr 11;13(4):e14422. Epub 2021 Apr 11.

Orthopedics and Traumatology, Mugla Sitki Kocman University, Muğla, TUR.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the safety and effectiveness of the traditional dual growing rod (TDGR) technique, using only pedicle screws for fixation with more frequent lengthening while evaluating scoliosis correction in the growing spine, spinal growth rates, and the differences in lung volumes.

Patients And Methods: In this single-centre prospective study, 27 patients with a follow-up of over three years were included in the study. Only pedicle screws were used as foundations for fixation. Read More

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High-Oxygen Submersion Fetal Thymus Organ Cultures Enable FOXN1-Dependent and -Independent Support of T Lymphopoiesis.

Front Immunol 2021 30;12:652665. Epub 2021 Mar 30.

Department of Biological Sciences, Sunnybrook Research Institute, Toronto, ON, Canada.

T cell development is effectively supported in fetal thymus organ cultures (FTOCs), which places thymus lobes atop an air-liquid interface (ALI) culture system. The direct exposure to air is critical for its success, as fetal thymus lobes placed in low oxygen submersion (LOS)-FTOCs fail to support thymocyte development. However, submersion cultures performed in the presence of high concentration of ambient oxygen (60~80%) allow for normal thymocyte development, but the underlying mechanism for this rescue has remained elusive. Read More

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Precision nutrition based on phenotypical traits and the (epi)genotype: nutrigenetic and nutrigenomic approaches for obesity care.

Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 2021 Apr 14. Epub 2021 Apr 14.

Medicine and Psychology School, Autonomous University of Baja California, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico Precision Nutrition and Cardiometabolic Health, IMDEA- Food Institute (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies), Campus of International Excellence (CEI) UAM + CSIC, Spanish National Research Council CIBERobn Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition, Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Madrid Navarra Institute for Health Research (IdiSNa), Pamplona, Spain Both authors contributed equally to this work.

Purpose Of Review: The purpose of this article is to rationally review and critically appraise the current knowledge in the most relevant nongenetic and genetic factors influencing obesity predisposition. This information may be translated into the implementation of personalized nutrition approaches involving precision nutrigenetic and nutrigenomic strategies for obesity monitoring and weight management.

Recent Findings: The importance and influence of several nongenetic contributors to obesity onset and individual responses to weight-loss interventions have been highlighted including the role of age, sex or perinatal feeding and others related to an individual's lifestyle and modifiable. Read More

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From One Pain to Many: The Emergence of Overlapping Pains in Children and Adolescents.

Clin J Pain 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

Objectives: To compare children and adolescents with overlapping chronic pains (OCP) to those with single chronic pains (SCP) among youth presenting in specialized clinical settings, in an effort to identify potential risk factors for developing overlapping pains.

Methods: 1235 youth ages 8-18 seen in a tertiary care multidisciplinary pain clinic or a multidisciplinary headache clinic completed self-report measures of pain, disability, psychological functioning and clinical history and characteristics at the time of initial clinic visit. Information was captured in a chronic pain data repository and accessed for the current study. Read More

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HIV, HCV and risk of new-onset left ventricular dysfunction: the women's interagency HIV study.

AIDS 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Cardiology Section, San Francisco VA Health Care System and Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, State University of New York Health Science Center - Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461, USA Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System, Bronx, NY 10461, USA Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Health System, Bronx, NY 10461, USA Section of Infectious Diseases, San Francisco VA Health Care System, and Departments of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacy, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle WA 98109, USA Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA.

Background: HIV and HCV have each been linked with cardiac dysfunction. Studies of HIV have often lacked appropriate controls and primarily involved men, while data for HCV are sparse.

Methods: We performed repeat echocardiography over a median interval of 12 years in participants from the Women's Interagency HIV Study in order to evaluate the relationships of HIV and HCV with incident left ventricular (LV) dysfunction (systolic or diastolic). Read More

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