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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454455/brainstem-tuberculous-abscesses-successfully-treated-by-microsurgical-excision-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#1
Baofeng Xu, Yandong Zhang, Jinlu Yu
In patients without systemic manifestations of tuberculosis, isolated brainstem tuberculous abscesses are infrequently observed. The present study reports a rare case of two cystic tuberculous abscesses involving the dorsal aspect of the medulla oblongata in an otherwise healthy 14-year-old Chinese girl, whose primary complaint was respiratory distress. These lesions were successfully treated using a microsurgical excision approach and anti-tuberculosis therapy. Although rare, tuberculous abscesses should be considered in the differential diagnosis of isolated cystic brainstem lesions...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454393/diagnosing-and-discriminating-between-primary-and-secondary-aneurysmal-bone-cysts
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Hiromi Sasaki, Satoshi Nagano, Hirofumi Shimada, Masahiro Yokouchi, Takao Setoguchi, Yasuhiro Ishidou, Osamu Kunigou, Kosuke Maehara, Setsuro Komiya
Aneurysmal bone cysts (ABCs) are benign bony lesions frequently accompanied by multiple cystic lesions and aggressive bone destruction. They are relatively rare lesions, representing only 1% of bone tumors. The pathogenesis of ABCs has yet to be elucidated. In the present study, a series of 22 cases of primary and secondary ABC from patients treated in Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kagoshima University Hospital (Kagoshima, Japan) from 2001-2015 were retrospectively analyzed. The average age at the time of diagnosis of primary ABC was 17...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454379/characterization-of-single-lesion-nonfunctioning-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-via-computed-tomography
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Jibo Hu, Qunhui Hu, Hongjie Hu
Nonfunctioning pancreatic neuroendocrine carcinoma (NPNEC) is a poorly differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma and a rare type of pancreatic cancer. Computed tomography (CT)-based imaging is currently the most effective method for diagnosing and classifying NPNEC. The present study investigated the clinical features and CT manifestations of this disease. The CT manifestations and clinical data of 13 patients with NPNEC, confirmed by surgery or needle biopsy, were retrospectively analyzed. None of the 13 patients exhibited endocrine-related symptoms and a single lesion with a variable position in the pancreatic was observed in all patients...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454280/imaging-findings-of-extraventricular-choroid-plexus-papillomas-a-study-of-10-cases
#4
Yuzhen Shi, Xiaoshuang Li, Xiao Chen, Yiming Xu, Genji Bo, Hao Zhou, Yongkang Liu, Guoxing Zhou, Zhongqiu Wang
Extraventricular choroid plexus papillomas (CPPs) are rare. In this study, we reveal the imaging findings of CPPs located in extraventricular sites. The imaging findings of 11 masses [10 masses on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and one mass on computed tomography (CT)] of extraventricular CPP in 10 patients were retrospectively observed. The mass site, size, contour, signal intensity, cystic or solid appearance, calcification, capsules, degree and pattern of enhancement, and hydrocephalus were evaluated based on CT or MRI...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449573/a-case-of-ruptured-hepatic-angiomyolipoma-in-a-young-male
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Sun Hwa Kim, Tae Wook Kang, Kyunghee Lim, Hyun Sung Joh, Jiseok Kang, Dong Hyun Sinn
A 31-year-old male visited a local hospital due to sudden-onset severe abdominal pain. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a solid cystic mass with a size of approximately 12 cm and exhibiting both hemorrhage and fluid collection in the pelvic cavity. Emergency angiography and embolization were performed, and a large hepatic tumor was subsequently surgically resected. The tumor cells stained positive for human melanoma black-45 and smooth-muscle actin, and the pathologic diagnosis was hepatic angiomyolipoma...
April 28, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449285/research-review-childhood-chronic-physical-illness-and-adult-emotional-health-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Ekin Secinti, Ellen J Thompson, Marcus Richards, Darya Gaysina
BACKGROUND: Childhood chronic physical illness is associated with a greater vulnerability for emotional problems (i.e. depression and anxiety) in childhood. However, little is known about life-long effects of childhood chronic physical illness on mental health. The present study aims to systematically review evidence for associations between eight chronic physical illnesses with childhood onset (arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic renal failure, congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, type 1 diabetes, and epilepsy) and adult emotional problems...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, and Allied Disciplines
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448979/combination-of-correctors-rescues-cftr-transmembrane-domain-mutants-by-mitigating-their-interactions-with-proteostasis
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Miquéias Lopes-Pacheco, Clément Boinot, Inna Sabirzhanova, Daniele Rapino, Liudmila Cebotaru
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Premature degradation of mutated cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein causes cystic fibrosis (CF), the commonest Mendelian disease in Caucasians. Despite recent advances in precision medicines for CF patients, many CFTR mutants have not been characterized and the effects of these new therapeutic approaches are still unclear for those mutants. METHODS: Cells transfected or stably expressing four CFTR transmembrane-domain mutants (G85E, E92K, L1077P, and M1101K) were used to: 1) characterize the mutants according to their protein expression, thermal sensitivity, and degradation pathways; 2) evaluate the effects of correctors in rescuing them; and 3) explore the effects of correctors on CFTR interactions with proteostasis components...
April 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448863/multi-sited-hydatid-cystic-disease-with-muscular-involvement-in-a-young-female-a-case-report-from-syria
#8
Hazem Aljasem, Mohammad Almess, Monzer Bakgagi
INTRODUCTION: Hydatidosis is a unique disease caused by a tapeworm called Echinococcus granulosus. Musculoskeletal involvement with hydatid cystic disease accounts for less than 5% of all cases. The main purpose of this study is to present a case of multi-sited hydatid cystic disease and how to manage it. PRESENTATION OF CASE: Here we present a case of 14-year-old girl complained of a gradually enlarging mass on her left shoulder with a final diagnosis of triple-sited hydatid cystic disease including the right lung, the left trapezius muscle and the liver...
April 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448633/a-commensal-streptococcus-hijacks-a-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-exopolysaccharide-to-promote-biofilm-formation
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Jessica A Scoffield, Dingyu Duan, Fan Zhu, Hui Wu
Pseudomonas aeruginosa causes devastating chronic pulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients. Although the CF airway is inhabited by diverse species of microorganisms interlaced within a biofilm, many studies focus on the sole contribution of P. aeruginosa pathogenesis in CF morbidity. More recently, oral commensal streptococci have been identified as cohabitants of the CF lung, but few studies have explored the role these bacteria play within the CF biofilm. We examined the interaction between P...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448415/investigation-on-computed-tomography-features-of-primary-thymic-atypical-carcinoid-tumors
#10
Xiaojing Kan, Pengming Wang, Zhiquan Gong, Feifei Gao, Yuxia Zhang, Yinghui Ge
OBJECTIVES: The thymic atypical carcinoid tumors (aTCs) are rare. The computed tomography (CT) features of aTC were poorly studied, and researches under this topic with large samples are in a small quantity in the literature. Our aim was to investigate the CT features of aTC. METHODS: Eleven cases of aTC (7 men and 4 women; mean age, 56 ± 16 years) proved by pathology were retrospectively analyzed. All the patients underwent contrast-enhanced CT scans with dual phase (25-30 and 60-70 seconds) after contrast agent injection...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447619/little-cigars-are-more-toxic-than-cigarettes-and-uniquely-change-the-airway-gene-and-protein-expression
#11
Arunava Ghosh, Sabri H Abdelwahab, Steven L Reeber, Boris Reidel, Abigail J Marklew, Andrew J Garrison, Shernita Lee, Hong Dang, Amy H Herring, Gary L Glish, Mehmet Kesimer, Robert Tarran
Little cigars (LCs) are regulated differently than cigarettes, allowing them to be potentially targeted at youth/young adults. We exposed human bronchial epithelial cultures (HBECs) to air or whole tobacco smoke from cigarettes vs. LCs. Chronic smoke exposure increased the number of dead cells, lactate dehydrogenase release, and interleukin-8 (IL-8) secretion and decreased apical cilia, cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) protein levels, and transepithelial resistance. These adverse effects were significantly greater in LC-exposed HBECs than cigarette exposed cultures...
April 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447605/traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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REVIEW
Christopher S Ahuja, Jefferson R Wilson, Satoshi Nori, Mark R N Kotter, Claudia Druschel, Armin Curt, Michael G Fehlings
Traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) has devastating consequences for the physical, social and vocational well-being of patients. The demographic of SCIs is shifting such that an increasing proportion of older individuals are being affected. Pathophysiologically, the initial mechanical trauma (the primary injury) permeabilizes neurons and glia and initiates a secondary injury cascade that leads to progressive cell death and spinal cord damage over the subsequent weeks. Over time, the lesion remodels and is composed of cystic cavitations and a glial scar, both of which potently inhibit regeneration...
April 27, 2017: Nature Reviews. Disease Primers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447578/proprotein-convertase-subtilisin-kexin-type-9-affects-insulin-but-not-lipid-metabolism-in-cystic-fibrosis
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Adèle Coriati, Elizabeth Arslanian, Guillaume F Bouvet, Annik Prat, Nabil G Seidah, Rémi Rabasa-Lhoret, Yves Berthiaume
PURPOSE: Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is the most common genetic disorder and, with improved survival, glucose abnormalities have emerged as a major comorbidity. Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9), a regulator of plasma LDL-cholesterol homeostasis, is associated with lipid and glucose metabolism in healthy individuals. Here we report on the link between PCSK9 and markers of metabolism in CF. METHODS: Cross-sectional analysis was performed on CF patients (≥ 18 years, N=94) from the Montreal Cohort, without known diabetes, and on healthy individuals (N=19)...
April 26, 2017: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447292/ecology-of-the-human-opportunistic-black-yeast-exophiala-dermatitidis-indicates-preference-for-human-made-habitats
#14
Monika Novak Babič, Jerneja Zupančič, Nina Gunde-Cimerman, Sybren de Hoog, Polona Zalar
Exophiala dermatitidis is an ascomycetous black yeast from the order Chaetothyriales. Its growth characteristics include the polymorphic life cycle, ability to grow at high and low temperatures, at a wide pH range, survival at high concentrations of NaCl, and survival at high UV and radioactive radiation. Exophiala dermatitidis causes deep or localized phaeohyphomycosis in immuno-compromised people worldwide and is regularly encountered in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. Regardless of numerous ecological studies worldwide, little is known about its natural habitat or the possible infection routes...
April 26, 2017: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446577/population-dynamics-of-staphylococcus-aureus-in-cystic-fibrosis-patients-to-determine-transmission-events-utilizing-wgs
#15
Andrea Ankrum, Barry G Hall
Strict infection control practices have been implemented for healthcare visits by Cystic Fibrosis patients in an attempt to prevent transmission of important pathogens. This study used whole genome sequencing (WGS) to determine strain relatedness and assess population dynamics of Staphylococcus aureus isolates from a cohort of CF patients as assessed by strain relatedness. 311 S. aureus isolates were collected from respiratory cultures of 115 CF patients during a 22 month study period. Whole genome sequencing was performed and using SNP analysis, phylogenetic trees were assembled to determine relatedness between isolates...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446570/prevalence-and-outcomes-of-achromobacter-species-infections-in-adults-with-cystic-fibrosis-a-north-american-cohort-study
#16
B D Edwards, J Greysson-Wong, R Somayaji, B Waddell, F J Whelan, D G Storey, H R Rabin, M G Surette, M D Parkins
Introduction:Achromobacter species are now increasingly recognized in CF, with unclear epidemiology and impact.Methods: We studied a cohort of patients attending a Canadian adult CF clinic who had positive sputum cultures for Achromobacter species from 1984-2013. Infection was categorized as transient or persistent (≥50% positive cultures in one year). Those with persistent infection were matched 2:1 with age, sex, and time-matched controls without history of Achromobacter infection and mixed effects models used to assess pulmonary exacerbation(PEx) frequency and lung function decline...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446564/lung-lymphoid-neogenesis-in-cystic-fibrosis-a-model-of-adaptive-responses%C3%A2-to%C3%A2-bacteria
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EDITORIAL
Sophie T Gohy, Maha Z Ladjemi, Charles Pilette
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446558/pseudomonas-aeruginosa-adaptation-and-diversification-in-the-non-cystic-fibrosis-bronchiectasis-lung
#18
Yasmin Hilliam, Matthew P Moore, Iain L Lamont, Diana Bilton, Charles S Haworth, Juliet Foweraker, Martin J Walshaw, David Williams, Joanne L Fothergill, Anthony De Soyza, Craig Winstanley
To characterise Pseudomonas aeruginosa populations during chronic lung infections of non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis patients, we used whole-genome sequencing to 1) assess the diversity of P. aeruginosa and the prevalence of multilineage infections; 2) seek evidence for cross-infection or common source acquisition; and 3) characterise P. aeruginosa adaptations.189 isolates, obtained from the sputa of 91 patients attending 16 adult bronchiectasis centres in the UK, were whole-genome sequenced.Bronchiectasis isolates were representative of the wider P...
April 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446556/bacteria-driven-peribronchial-lymphoid-neogenesis-in-bronchiectasis-and-cystic-fibrosis
#19
Justine Frija-Masson, Clémence Martin, Lucile Regard, Marie-Noëlle Lothe, Lhousseine Touqui, Aurélie Durand, Bruno Lucas, Diane Damotte, Marco Alifano, Isabelle Fajac, Pierre-Régis Burgel
We aimed to characterise lymphoid neogenesis in bronchiectasis and cystic fibrosis (CF) lungs and to examine the role of bacterial infection.Lymphoid aggregates were examined using immunohistochemical staining and morphometric analysis in surgical lung sections obtained from nonsmokers and patients with bronchiectasis or CF. Sterile, Pseudomonas aeruginosa- or Staphylococcus aureus-coated agarose beads were instilled intratracheally in mice. Kinetics of lymphoid neogenesis and chemokine expression were examined over 14 days...
April 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446484/cystic-artery-pseudoaneurysm-following-acute-necrotising-pancreatitis
#20
Manoj Thillai, Pulkit Sethi, Ramachandran Narayana Menon, Nazar Puthukudiyil Kader
Cystic artery pseudoaneurysm is a rare pathology. Of the 20 cases reported so far, chronic cholecystitis and iatrogenic biliary injury form the majority of causes. Currently, there is no published report of such pseudoaneurysms caused secondary to pancreatitis, hence the management in such a scenario is unclear. We hereby present the first such report of cystic artery pseudoaneurysm occurring as a sequel of acute necrotising pancreatitis. A 33-year-old man who recovered from a recent attack of acute pancreatitis was readmitted for melena and fever...
April 26, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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