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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100570/a-rare-cause-of-constrictive-pericarditis
#1
Shane Patrick Flood, Omar Ayah, Satoshi Furukawa, Robert B Norris
A 67-year-old man presented with 3 months of exertional dyspnoea and 1 week of oedema. Examination revealed elevated neck veins, pulsus paradoxus, muffled heart sounds, decreased breath sounds and pedal oedema. Transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) demonstrated cardiac tamponade, and chest X-ray showed pleural effusion. Pericardiocentesis, thoracocentesis, laboratory investigations and CT did not elucidate an underlying aetiology. Three weeks later, he presented with recurrent cardiac tamponade and pleural effusion...
January 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100223/surface-attachment-promoted-by-the-actomyosin-system-of-toxoplasma-gondii-is-important-for-efficient-gliding-motility-and-invasion
#2
Jamie A Whitelaw, Fernanda Latorre-Barragan, Simon Gras, Gurman S Pall, Jacqueline M Leung, Aoife Heaslip, Saskia Egarter, Nicole Andenmatten, Shane R Nelson, David M Warshaw, Gary E Ward, Markus Meissner
BACKGROUND: Apicomplexan parasites employ a unique form of movement, termed gliding motility, in order to invade the host cell. This movement depends on the parasite's actomyosin system, which is thought to generate the force during gliding. However, recent evidence questions the exact molecular role of this system, since mutants for core components of the gliding machinery, such as parasite actin or subunits of the MyoA-motor complex (the glideosome), remain motile and invasive, albeit at significantly reduced efficiencies...
January 18, 2017: BMC Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099754/addressing-the-crisis-in-the-treatment-of-osteoporosis-a-path-forward
#3
Sundeep Khosla, Jane A Cauley, Juliet Compston, Douglas P Kiel, Clifford Rosen, Kenneth G Saag, Elizabeth Shane
Considerable data and media attention have highlighted a potential "crisis" in the treatment of osteoporosis. Specifically, despite the availability of several effective drugs to prevent fractures, many patients who need pharmacological therapy are either not being prescribed these medications or if prescribed a medication, are simply not taking it. Although there are many reasons for this "gap" in the treatment of osteoporosis, a major factor is physician and patient concerns over the risk of side effects, especially atypical femur fractures (AFFs) related to bisphosphonate (and perhaps other antiresorptive) drug therapy...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099414/neurotoxic-reactive-astrocytes-are-induced-by-activated-microglia
#4
Shane A Liddelow, Kevin A Guttenplan, Laura E Clarke, Frederick C Bennett, Christopher J Bohlen, Lucas Schirmer, Mariko L Bennett, Alexandra E Münch, Won-Suk Chung, Todd C Peterson, Daniel K Wilton, Arnaud Frouin, Brooke A Napier, Nikhil Panicker, Manoj Kumar, Marion S Buckwalter, David H Rowitch, Valina L Dawson, Ted M Dawson, Beth Stevens, Ben A Barres
Reactive astrocytes are strongly induced by central nervous system (CNS) injury and disease, but their role is poorly understood. Here we show that a subtype of reactive astrocytes, which we termed A1, is induced by classically activated neuroinflammatory microglia. We show that activated microglia induce A1 astrocytes by secreting Il-1α, TNF and C1q, and that these cytokines together are necessary and sufficient to induce A1 astrocytes. A1 astrocytes lose the ability to promote neuronal survival, outgrowth, synaptogenesis and phagocytosis, and induce the death of neurons and oligodendrocytes...
January 18, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099210/pazopanib-a-promising-option-for-the-treatment-of-aggressive-fibromatosis
#5
Zoltan Szucs, Christina Messiou, Han Hsi Wong, Helen Hatcher, Aisha Miah, Shane Zaidi, Winette T A van der Graaf, Ian Judson, Robin L Jones, Charlotte Benson
Desmoid tumour/aggressive fibromatosis (DT/AF) is a rare soft-tissue neoplasm that is locally aggressive but does not metastasize. There is no standard systemic treatment for symptomatic patients, although a number of agents are used. Tyrosine kinase inhibitors have recently been reported to show useful activity. We reviewed our bi-institutional (Royal Marsden Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals) experience with the tyrosine kinase inhibitor pazopanib in the treatment of progressing DT/AF. Eight patients with DT/AF were treated with pazopanib at Royal Marsden Hospital and Cambridge University Hospitals between June 2012 and June 2016...
January 17, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097438/attitudes-towards-fever-amongst-uk-paediatric-intensive-care-staff
#6
Thomas Brick, Rachel S Agbeko, Patrick Davies, Peter J Davis, Akash Deep, Peter-Marc Fortune, David P Inwald, Amy Jones, Richard Levin, Kevin P Morris, John Pappachan, Samiran Ray, Shane M Tibby, Lyvonne N Tume, Mark J Peters
: The role played by fever in the outcome of critical illness in children is unclear. This survey of medical and nursing staff in 35 paediatric intensive care units and transport teams in the United Kingdom and Ireland established attitudes towards the management of children with fever. Four hundred sixty-two medical and nursing staff responded to a web-based survey request. Respondents answered eight questions regarding thresholds for temperature control in usual clinical practice, indications for paracetamol use, and readiness to participate in a clinical trial of permissive temperature control...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097078/the-human-central-canal-of-the-spinal-cord-a-comprehensive-review-of-its-anatomy-embryology-molecular-development-variants-and-pathology
#7
REVIEW
Erfanul Saker, Brandon M Henry, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, Marios Loukas, Joe Iwanaga, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
The human central canal of the spinal cord is often overlooked. However, with advancements in imaging quality, this structure can be visualized in more detail than ever before. Therefore, a timely review of this part of the cord seemed warranted. Using standard search engines, a literature review was performed for the development, anatomy, and pathology involving the central canal. Clinicians who treat patients with issues near the spine or interpret imaging of the spinal cord should be familiar with the morphology and variants of the central canal...
December 12, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096920/the-impact-of-day-of-surgery-on-the-length-of-stay-for-major-urological-procedures
#8
Gregory J Nason, Eabhann M O'Connor, Cathleen O'Neill, Omer Izzeldin, Shane W Considine, M Frank O'Brien
INTRODUCTION: Surgery performed later in the week has been associated with longer length of stay (LOS). The aim of this study was to assess if the day of the surgery impacted the LOS for two major urological procedures in a tertiary referral university teaching hospital. METHODS: A retrospective review was performed of two major urological procedures consecutively performed by a single surgeon in our unit from March 2012 to December 2015. Patient demographics, histopathological characteristics, operative details, and LOS were obtained from the patients' medical records...
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095901/risk-assessment-tools-to-predict-location-of-discharge-and-need-for-supportive-services-for-medical-patients-after-discharge-from-hospital-a-systematic-review-protocol
#9
Daniel M Kobewka, Daniel McIsaac, Michaël Chassé, Kednapa Thavorn, Sunita Mulpuru, Luke T Lavallée, Shane English, Justin Presseau, Alan J Forster
BACKGROUND: Patients who are discharged from hospital after an acute medical illness often have impaired function that prevents them from returning to their previous place of residence. Assessing each patient's post-discharge needs takes time and resources but is important in order to reduce unplanned readmissions and adverse events post-discharge. METHODS/DESIGN: We will conduct a systematic review to synthesize the evidence on prognostic models and their reported accuracy in predicting the location of discharge after a medical admission to an acute care hospital...
January 17, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095375/disappearing-in-the-night-an-overview-on-trade-and-legislation-of-night-monkeys-in-south-and-central-america
#10
Magdalena S Svensson, Sam Shanee, Noga Shanee, Flavia B Bannister, Laura Cervera, Giuseppe Donati, Maren Huck, Leandro Jerusalinsky, Cecilia P Juarez, Angela M Maldonado, Jesus Martinez Mollinedo, Pedro G Méndez-Carvajal, Miguel A Molina Argandoña, Antonietta D Mollo Vino, K A I Nekaris, Mika Peck, Jennifer Rey-Goyeneche, Denise Spaan, Vincent Nijman
The international trade in night monkeys (Aotus spp.), found throughout Central and South America, has been regulated by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) since 1975. We present a quantitative analysis of this trade from all 9 range countries, over 4 decades, and compare domestic legislation to CITES regulations. Night monkeys were exported from 8 of the 9 habitat countries, totalling 5,968 live individuals and 7,098 specimens, with trade of live individuals declining over time...
January 18, 2017: Folia Primatologica; International Journal of Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095359/gait-deviations-associated-with-plantar-heel-pain-a-systematic-review
#11
REVIEW
Adam Phillips, Shane McClinton
BACKGROUND: Plantar heel pain is a common foot disorder associated with significant pain and gait-related disability. The aim of this systematic review was to identify gait deviations associated with plantar heel pain. METHODS: A systematic review of articles with quantitative gait variables in individuals with plantar heel pain was conducted using the CINAHL, MEDLINE, Scopus, and Embase databases. Methodological quality was assessed using the modified Downs and Black criteria and used along with the number of studies per gait variable to determine level of evidence...
December 24, 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095142/epidemiology-of-national-collegiate-athletic-association-women-s-lacrosse-injuries-2009-10-through-2014-15
#12
Zachary Y Kerr, Andrew E Lincoln, Shane V Caswell, David A Klossner, Nina Walker, Thomas P Dompier
CONTEXT: Participation in collegiate women's lacrosse has increased dramatically, but little recent epidemiological data exists regarding injuries. OBJECTIVE: Describe the epidemiology of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) women's lacrosse injuries during the 2009-10 through 2014-15 academic years. SETTING: Aggregate injury and exposure data collected from 40 women's lacrosse programs providing 83 team-seasons of data. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS: Collegiate women's lacrosse student-athletes...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094169/a-12-week-randomized-controlled-trial-of-twice-daily-intranasal-oxytocin-for-social-cognitive-deficits-in-people-with-schizophrenia
#13
L Fredrik Jarskog, Cort A Pedersen, Jacqueline L Johnson, Robert M Hamer, Shane W Rau, Tonya Elliott, David L Penn
Social cognition is impaired in people with schizophrenia and these deficits are strongly correlated with social functioning. Oxytocin is a hypothalamic peptide that contributes to maternal infant bonding and has diverse pro-social effects in adults. This study tested the hypothesis that 12weeks of intranasal oxytocin will improve social cognitive function in outpatients with schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. Sixty-eight eligible participants were randomized to oxytocin (24IU twice daily) or placebo...
January 13, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094017/predictive-markers-guide-differentiation-to-improve-graft-outcome-in-clinical-translation-of-hesc-based-therapy-for-parkinson-s-disease
#14
Agnete Kirkeby, Sara Nolbrant, Katarina Tiklova, Andreas Heuer, Nigel Kee, Tiago Cardoso, Daniella Rylander Ottosson, Mariah J Lelos, Pedro Rifes, Stephen B Dunnett, Shane Grealish, Thomas Perlmann, Malin Parmar
Stem cell treatments for neurodegenerative diseases are expected to reach clinical trials soon. Most of the approaches currently under development involve transplantation of immature progenitors that subsequently undergo phenotypic and functional maturation in vivo, and predicting the long-term graft outcome already at the progenitor stage remains a challenge. Here, we took an unbiased approach to identify predictive markers expressed in dopamine neuron progenitors that correlate with graft outcome in an animal model of Parkinson's disease through gene expression analysis of >30 batches of grafted human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived progenitors...
January 5, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092768/mercury-levels-in-herring-gulls-and-fish-42-years-of-spatio-temporal-trends-in-the-great-lakes
#15
E Agnes Blukacz-Richards, Ariola Visha, Matthew L Graham, Daryl L McGoldrick, Shane R de Solla, David J Moore, George B Arhonditsis
Total mercury levels in aquatic birds and fish communities have been monitored across the Canadian Great Lakes by Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) for the past 42 years (1974-2015). These data (22 sites) were used to examine spatio-temporal variability of mercury levels in herring gull (Larus argentatus) eggs, lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush), walleye (Sander vitreus), and rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax). Trends were quantified with dynamic linear models, which provided time-variant rates of change of mercury concentrations...
December 30, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092764/common-deregulated-gene-expression-profiles-and-morphological-changes-in-developing-zebrafish-larvae-exposed-to-environmental-relevant-high-to-low-concentrations-of-glucocorticoids
#16
Qiyu Chen, Caixia Li, Zhiyuan Gong, Eric Chun Yong Chan, Shane A Snyder, Siew Hong Lam
Synthetic glucocorticoids have been detected in environmental waters and their biological potency have raised concerns of their impact on aquatic vertebrates especially fish. In this study, developing zebrafish larvae exposed to representative glucocorticoids (dexamethasone, prednisolone and triamcinolone) at 50 pM to 50 nM from 3 h post-fertilisation to 5 days post-fertilisation were investigated. Microarray analysis identified 1255, 1531, and 2380 gene probes, which correspondingly mapped to 660, 882 and 1238 human/rodent homologs, as deregulated by dexamethasone, prednisolone and triamcinolone, respectively...
January 6, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090418/the-forgotten-lumbocostal-ligament-anatomical-study-with-application-to-thoracolumbar-surgery
#17
Erfanul Saker, Gabrielle G Tardieu, Fernando Alonso, Beom Sun Chung, Christian Fisahn, Marios Loukas, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: Most ligaments of the human body have been well studied. However, the lumbocostal ligament has received little attention in the extant medical literature and, to our knowledge, has not undergone anatomical study. Therefore, the present study was performed to better characterize this structure's anatomy and relationships. METHODS: In the prone position, 10 adult cadavers underwent dissection of their lumbocostal ligaments. All specimens were unembalmed and had no history of surgery to the spine...
December 11, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089196/descriptive-analysis-of-unplanned-readmission-and-reoperation-rates-after-intradural-spinal-tumor-resection
#18
Christian Fisahn, Felipe H Sanders, Marc Moisi, Jeni Page, Peter C Oakes, Mary Wingerson, Joe Dettori, R Shane Tubbs, Parthasarathi Chamiraju, Peter Nora, David Newell, Johnny Delashaw, Rod J Oskouian, Jens R Chapman
INTRODUCTION: Spinal cord tumors (SCT) are relatively uncommon and usually require surgical treatment. Readmission within 30days after discharge is an important indicator of health care quality. The aim of this study was to investigate the rates and causes of unplanned readmissions and reoperations after SCT surgery. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of patients' charts at a single center from May 2007 to September 2015 was completed. INCLUSION CRITERIA: history of laminectomy with excision of neoplasm in the spinal cord...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087430/ryanodine-receptor-1-polymorphism-is-not-associated-with-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-or-its-clinical-sequelae
#19
Philipp Hendrix, Paul M Foreman, Mark R Harrigan, Winfield S Fisher, Nilesh A Vyas, Robert H Lipsky, Minkuan Lin, Beverly C Walters, R Shane Tubbs, Mohammadali M Shoja, Jean-Francois Pittet, Mali Mathru, Christoph J Griessenauer
OBJECTIVE: The pathophysiological mechanisms underlying cerebral vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) remain poorly understand. Ryanodine receptors (RYR) are intracellular calcium channels involved in the regulation of vascular smooth muscle cells and cerebrovascular tone and diameter. Previous work reported an association between a RYR polymorphism and cerebral vasospasm. Here, we sought to assess the impact of that RYR polymorphism on aSAH and its clinical sequelae...
January 10, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087185/the-filum-terminale-internum-and-externum-a-comprehensive-review
#20
REVIEW
Erfanul Saker, Brandon M Henry, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski, Marios Loukas, Joe Iwanaga, Rod J Oskouian, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: The filum terminale has oven been overlooked in the literature probably due to its small size and historical lack of research on its true morphology. However, this structure's roll in the tethered cord syndrome has become more apparent. Therefore, the current comprehensive review seemed timely. METHODS: Using standard search engines, the history, embryology, anatomy, pathology and surgery of the filum terminale were reviewed. CONCLUSIONS: It is only recently that the true anatomy and pathological involvement of the filum terminale in the tethered cord syndrome have been elucidated...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
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