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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441692/physiological-role-of-endothelin-1-in-flow-mediated-vasodilatation-in-humans-and-impact-of-cardiovascular-risk-factors
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Jérémy Bellien, Michèle Iacob, Christelle Monteil, Isabelle Rémy-Jouet, Clothilde Roche, Thomas Duflot, Cathy Vendeville, Laurence Gutierrez, Christian Thuillez, Vincent Richard, Robinson Joannidès
OBJECTIVES: The current study addressed the hypothesis that the local decrease in endothelin-1 (ET-1) bioavailability during sustained flow increases contributes to endothelium-dependent, flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of conduit arteries and is altered in presence of cardiovascular risk factors. METHODS AND RESULTS: In nine young healthy individuals, the decrease in local ET-1 plasma levels and radial artery FMD in response to hand skin heating (from 34 to 44 °C) was not affected by endothelin type A (ETA) receptor blockade, achieved using the brachial infusion of BQ-123 (100 nmol/min per l of forearm), as compared with physiological saline (0...
June 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441655/cutaneous-complications-related-to-tattoos-31-cases-from-finland
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Nicolas Kluger
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous complications related to permanent tattoos affect 2-30% of those patients who have tattooed their skin. Little is known about the cases of tattoo complications in Finland. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to conduct a retrospective review of a series of Finnish patients with cutaneous tattoo reactions. METHODS: We collected cases of tattoo reactions from the Department of Dermatology at Helsinki University Central Hospital, from members of the Finnish dermatological society and from various other sources (author's private practice, tattooists, professional internet forum)...
April 26, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441377/cd4-positive-t-cell-large-granular-lymphocytosis-mimicking-sezary-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-mycosis-fungoides
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Ling Zhang, Magali Van den Bergh, Lubomir Sokol
A white woman aged 65 years presented with a macular, nonscaly, nonpruritic, erythematous lesion on her right breast. Test results revealed histological features similar to lichenoid dermatitis and early-phase primary cutaneous T-cell lymphoma with a subtype of mycosis fungoides (MF). Despite topical therapy with steroids, her skin disease continued to progress, so she underwent polymerase chain reaction and gene mutation testing. Two missense mutations were detected. The overall findings supported a diagnosis of co-occurring, CD4-positive large granular lymphocytosis and stage IA MF...
April 2017: Cancer Control: Journal of the Moffitt Cancer Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441235/noninvasive-iphone-measurement-of-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-using-intrinsic-frequency-methodology
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Niema M Pahlevan, Derek G Rinderknecht, Peyman Tavallali, Marianne Razavi, Thao T Tran, Michael W Fong, Robert A Kloner, Marie Csete, Morteza Gharib
OBJECTIVE: The study is based on previously reported mathematical analysis of arterial waveform that extracts hidden oscillations in the waveform that we called intrinsic frequencies. The goal of this clinical study was to compare the accuracy of left ventricular ejection fraction derived from intrinsic frequencies noninvasively versus left ventricular ejection fraction obtained with cardiac MRI, the most accurate method for left ventricular ejection fraction measurement. DESIGN: After informed consent, in one visit, subjects underwent cardiac MRI examination and noninvasive capture of a carotid waveform using an iPhone camera (The waveform is captured using a custom app that constructs the waveform from skin displacement images during the cardiac cycle...
April 22, 2017: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440855/accuracy-of-current-diagnostic-criteria-for-acute-bacterial-infection-in-older-adults-in-the-emergency-department
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Jeffrey M Caterino, Robert Leininger, David M Kline, Lauren T Southerland, Salman Khaliqdina, Christopher W Baugh, Daniel J Pallin, Kurt B Stevenson
OBJECTIVES: To compare the accuracy of the Loeb criteria, emergency department (ED) physicians' diagnoses, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for acute bacterial infection in older adults with a criterion standard expert review. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: Urban, tertiary-care ED. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals aged 65 and older in the ED, excluding those who were incarcerated, underwent a trauma, did not speak English, or were unable to consent...
April 25, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440769/advanced-glycation-end-products-in-morbid-obesity-and-after-bariatric-surgery-when-glycemic-memory-starts-to-fail
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Enric Sánchez, Juan Antonio Baena-Fustegueras, María Cruz de la Fuente, Liliana Gutiérrez, Marta Bueno, Susana Ros, Albert Lecube
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are a marker of metabolic memory. Their levels increases when oxidative stress, inflammation, or chronic hyperglycemia exists. The role of morbid obesity in AGE levels, and the impact of bariatric surgery on them are unknown. PATIENTS AND METHOD: An observational study with three sex- and age-matched cohorts: 52 patients with obesity, 46 patients undergoing bariatric surgery in the last 5 years, and 46 control subjects...
January 2017: Endocrinol Diabetes Nutr
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440726/expression-of-c-type-lectin-receptor-mrna-in-chronic-otitis-media-with-cholesteatoma
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Sang Hoon Kim, Seung-Ho Han, Jae Yong Byun, Moon Suh Park, Young Il Kim, Seung Geun Yeo
CONCLUSIONS: The levels of expression of various C-type lectin receptors (CLRs) messenger ribo nucleic acids (mRNAs) were significantly higher in cholesteatomas than in normal skin, suggesting that these CLRs may be involved in the pathogenesis of cholesteatoma. OBJECTIVES: Altered expression of pattern recognition receptors may be associated with immune responses in patients with cholesteatoma. This study assessed the levels of expression of CLR mRNAs in normal skin and in cholesteatoma...
June 2017: Acta Oto-laryngologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440002/differential-effect-of-incobotulinumtoxin-a-on-pain-neurogenic-flare-and-hyperalgesia-in-human-surrogate-models-of-neurogenic-pain
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S A Diener, M Breimhorst, Th Vogt, H H Krämer, P D Drummond, C Geber, F Birklein
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of Botulinum-neurotoxin A (BoNT/A) to treat pain in human pain models is very divergent. This study was conducted to clarify if the pain models or the route of BoNT/A application might be responsible for these divergent findings. METHODS: Sixteen healthy subjects (8 males, mean age 27 ± 5 years) were included in a first set of experiments consisting of three visits: (1) Visit: Quantitative sensory testing (QST) was performed before and after intradermal capsaicin injection (CAPS, 15 μg) on one thigh and electrical current stimulation (ES, 1 Hz) on the contralateral thigh...
April 25, 2017: European Journal of Pain: EJP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439667/myricetin-induced-brown-adipose-tissue-activation-prevents-obesity-and-insulin-resistance-in-db-db-mice
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Tao Hu, Xiaoxue Yuan, Gang Wei, Haoshu Luo, Hyuek Jong Lee, Wanzhu Jin
PURPOSE: Myricetin, a dietary flavonoid, is effective in the treatment of obesity and insulin resistance by increasing glucose transport and lipogenesis in adipocyte and diminishing systemic inflammation in obesity. However, it has not been revealed yet whether myricetin is associated with brown adipose tissue (BAT) activation that tightly mediates systemic energy metabolism. Therefore, this study assessed whether myricetin activated brown adipose tissue in db/db mouse. METHODS: Myricetin (400 mg/kg) in distilled water was fed daily by oral gavage to leptin receptor-deficient db/db male mice at 4 weeks of age for 14 weeks...
April 24, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439288/systemic-mastocytosis-with-kit-v560g-mutation-presenting-as-recurrent-episodes-of-vascular-collapse-response-to-disodium-cromoglycate-and-disease-outcome
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Iolanda Conde-Fernandes, Rita Sampaio, Filipa Moreno, José Palla-Garcia, Maria Dos Anjos Teixeira, Inês Freitas, Esmeralda Neves, Maria Jara-Acevedo, Luis Escribano, Margarida Lima
BACKGROUND: Mastocytosis are rare diseases characterized by an accumulation of clonal mast cells (MCs) in one or multiple organs or tissues. Patients with systemic mastocytosis (SM), whose MCs frequently arbor the activating D816V KIT mutation, may have indolent to aggressive diseases, and they may experience MC mediator related symptoms. Indolent SM with recurrent anaphylaxis or vascular collapse in the absence of skin lesions, ISMs(-), is a specific subtype indolent SM (ISM), and this clonal MC activation disorder represents a significant fraction of all MC activation syndromes...
2017: Allergy, Asthma, and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438086/feline-leprosy-due-to-candidatus-mycobacterium-tarwinense
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Carolyn R O'Brien, Richard Malik, Maria Globan, George Reppas, Christina McCowan, Janet A Fyfe
OBJECTIVES: This paper, the first in a series of three on 'feline leprosy', provides a detailed description of disease referable to Candidatus 'Mycobacterium tarwinense', the most common cause of feline leprosy in Victoria, Australia. METHODS: Cases were sourced retrospectively and prospectively for this observational study, describing clinical, geographical and molecular microbiological data for cats definitively diagnosed with Candidatus 'M tarwinense' infection...
May 2017: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437431/factors-associated-with-acquired-anti-ifn-%C3%AE-autoantibody-in-patients-with-nontuberculous-mycobacterial-infection
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Pakpoom Phoompoung, Nasikarn Ankasekwinai, Manop Pithukpakorn, Suporn Foongladda, Pinklow Umrod, Bhoom Suktitipat, Surakameth Mahasirimongkol, Sasisopin Kiertiburanakul, Yupin Suputtamongkol
BACKGROUND: The clinical syndrome of disseminated nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) infection in patients who were previously healthy is now well recognized to be associated with an acquired autoantibody to Interferon gamma (Anti IFN- γ autoantibody). However, the risk factors of this syndrome remain unknown. METHOD: We performed an unmatched case control study among patients with NTM diseases who were diagnosed and treated at Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435914/factors-predictive-of-topographical-accuracy-in-spine-level-localization
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Jin W Tee, Joost Rutges, Travis Marion, John Street, Scott Paquette, Tamir Ailon, Brian K Kwon, Marcel Dvorak, Michael Boyd
BACKGROUND: Pre-operative spine level localization by palpation of anatomical landmarks (ribs, spinous processes) in posterior approaches for surgeries from T4 to L2 is often inaccurate. This can lead to ineffective utilization of procedural time, increased radiation dose, potentially longer skin incision and wrong level surgery. Factors affecting topographical accuracy includes body mass index (BMI) of the patient, congenital or acquired deformity and knowledge of topographical anatomy...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435762/laboratory-diagnosis-of-scabies-using-a-simple-saline-mount-a-clinical-microbiologist-s-report
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Venkataramana Kandi
Scabies is a skin condition caused by infestation of the mite Sarcoptes scabiei. Sarcoptes scabiei var. hominis is an arthropod member belonging to the order Acarina. Scabies is present throughout the world and is prevalent in all age groups, mostly involving people frequently in contact with animals, children, women, and elderly people. Predisposing factors for scabies include individuals with immunosuppressive conditions and people residing under low socioeconomic conditions. Skin lesions that occur during mite infestation closely resemble dermatological disorders caused by microbes, including fungi, parasites, and viruses...
March 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435478/disseminated-extrafacial-rosacea-with-papulonecrotic-lesions
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Toshio Demitsu, Rieko Tsukahara, Naoka Umemoto, Satoshi Nakamura, Kazutaka Nagashima, Tomoko Yamada, Maki Kakurai, Yoshiaki Tanaka, Akihiro Kakehashi, Toshiko Miyata
BACKGROUND: Rosacea is a common skin disease and predominantly affects on the face of middle-aged women. It exceptionally occurs on the extrafacial areas such as ear, neck, axilla, and upper extremities, and has been reported as disseminated rosacea. MAIN OBSERVATION: A 40-year-old Japanese female presented with one-month history of erythematous skin eruption with burning sensation on the face, neck, and upper limbs. Physical examination showed rosacea-like eruption on the face as well as multiple papules disseminated on the neck, forearms, and hands...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435464/clinical-efficacy-of-omalizumab-in-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-is-associated-with-a-reduction-of-fc%C3%AE%C2%B5ri-positive-cells-in-the-skin
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Martin Metz, Petra Staubach, Andrea Bauer, Randolf Brehler, Janine Gericke, Michael Kangas, Joanna Ashton-Chess, Philip Jarvis, Panayiotis Georgiou, Janice Canvin, Rainer Hillenbrand, Veit J Erpenbeck, Marcus Maurer
Background. Treatment with omalizumab, a humanized recombinant monoclonal anti-IgE antibody, results in clinical efficacy in patients with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria (CSU). The mechanism of action of omalizumab in CSU has not been elucidated in detail. Objectives. To determine the effects of omalizumab on levels of high affinity IgE receptor-positive (FcεRI(+)) and IgE-positive (IgE(+)) dermal cells and blood basophils. Treatment efficacy and safety were also assessed. Study design. In a double-blind study, CSU patients aged 18‑75 years were randomized to receive 300 mg omalizumab (n=20) or placebo (n=10) subcutaneously every 4 weeks for 12 weeks...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435114/the-decussating-fibers-of-the-lumbar-thoracolumbar-fascia-a-landmark-for-identifying-the-l5-spinous-process
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Fernando Alonso, Tarush Rustagi, Christian Fisahn, Doniel Drazin, Brady Gardner, Joe Iwanaga, Jens R Chapman, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: The thoracolumbar fascia has been well studied and is known to have crisscrossing fibers. Based on surgical experience, we have hypothesized that the decussating fibers of this fascia may indicate a specific vertebral level. Therefore, the following anatomical study was performed. METHODS: Twenty adult fresh frozen cadavers aged 72-84 years old at death were placed in the prone position and the skin of the lumbar and upper sacrum was removed. Careful attention was given to the thoracolumbar fascia and any fibers of it that grossly crossed the midline to inderdigitate with its contralateral counterpart...
April 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434261/strategies-to-prevent-infections-associated-with-cardiovascular-implantable-electronic-devices
#18
Bharath Raj Palraj, Saira Farid, M Rizwan Sohail
Infections involving cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIED) are associated with high morbidity and mortality and substantial financial cost. In the past two decades, the rate of CIED infections has increased disproportionate to the number of devices implanted, likely due to aging patient population with multiple comorbidities. Microbial contamination of the generator pocket and or leads by skin flora at the time of implantation is a major mechanism for early CIED infections. Due to resistance to host immune cells and antibiotics caused by biofilm formation, complete removal of the device generator and leads is required to achieve cure...
April 24, 2017: Expert Review of Medical Devices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432835/detection-of-soft-tissue-abscess-comparison-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-to-contrast-enhanced-mri
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Chang Woo Chun, Joon-Yong Jung, Jun Seung Baik, Won-Hee Jee, Sun Ki Kim, Seung Han Shin
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic performances of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI)-combined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed without intravenous contrast material with gadolinium contrast material-enhanced (CE) MRI for diagnosing soft-tissue abscesses. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 119 patients (mean age: 56 years) with skin and soft-tissue infection who underwent contrast-enhanced MRI with DWI (b = 0-800) were included. Two readers independently reviewed both image sets-nonenhanced conventional MR images (NECI)+DWI, and NECI+contrast enhanced fat-suppressed T1 -weighted imaging (CEFST1 )-for the presence of abscess...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432727/efficacy-of-fractionated-microneedle-radiofrequency-with-and-without-adding-subcision-for-the-treatment-of-atrophic-facial-acne-scars-a-randomized-split-face-clinical-study
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Gita Faghihi, Nazila Poostiyan, Ali Asilian, Bahareh Abtahi-Naeini, Masoom Shahbazi, Fariba Iraji, Farahnaz Fatemi Naeini, Mohammad Ali Nilforoushzadeh
BACKGROUND: There is no gold standard treatment for facial acne scars, and overall, little literature exists about the combination therapy for treatment of acne scar. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of fractionated microneedle radiofrequency (FMR) vs FMR combined with subcision for the treatment of atrophic acne scars. PATIENTS/METHODS: This was a randomized, split-face clinical study of 25 patients with II-IV Fitzpatrick skin types with moderate to severe facial atrophic acne scars...
April 22, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
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