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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741596/the-response-of-mri-contrast-parameters-in-i-in-vitro-i-tissues-and-tissue-mimicking-phantoms-to-fractionation-by-histotripsy
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Steven Paul Allen, Eli Vlaisavljevich, Jiaqi Shi, Luis Hernandez-Garcia, Charles A Cain, Zhen Xu, Timothy L Hall
Histotripsy is a non-invasive, focused ultrasound lesioning technique that can ablate precise volumes of soft tissue using a novel mechanical fractionation mechanism. Previous research suggests that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be a sensitive image-based feedback mechanism for histotripsy. However, there are insufficient data to form some unified understanding of the response of the MR contrast mechanisms in tissues to histotripsy. In this paper, we investigate the response of the MR contrast parameters R1, R2, and the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) to various treatment levels of histotripsy in in-vitro porcine liver, kidney, muscle, and blood clot as well in formulations of bovine red blood cells suspended in agar gel...
July 25, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739472/toll-like-receptor-4-signaling-improved-the-migration-of-sca-1-stem-progenitor-cells
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Ying Huang, Chunya Zhang, Jinghua Shen, Xiaogang Zhang, Jianqing Du, Daifu Zhang
Atherosclerosis is considered as a chronic inflammatory process, during which macrophages and smooth muscle cells migrate into the vascular wall intima to initiate atherogenesis. Stem/progenitor cells (SPCs) have been demonstrated as a new source of monocytes/macrophages and smooth muscle cells (SMCs). However, the regulation of SPCs migration into atherosclerotic initiation sites to produce macrophages and SMCs in-situis not fully elucidated. As toll-like receptor (TLRs) signaling plays essential role in migration of immunocytes, we wanted to explore the expression and function of TLRs in SPCs in detail...
July 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739398/transcriptome-analysis-of-ifm-specific-actin-and-myosin-nulls-in-drosophila-melanogaster-unravels-lesion-specific-expression-blueprints-across-muscle-mutations
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Aditi Madan, Divesh Thimmaiya, Ari Franco-Cea, Mohammed Aiyaz, Prabodh Kumar, John C Sparrow, Upendra Nongthomba
Muscle contraction is a highly fine-tuned process that requires the precise and timely construction of large protein sub-assemblies to form sarcomeres. Mutations in many genes encoding constituent proteins of this macromolecular machine result in defective functioning of the muscle tissue. However, the pathways underlying muscle degeneration, and manifestation of myopathy phenotypes are not well understood. In this study, we explored transcriptional alterations that ensue from the absence of the two major muscle proteins - myosin and actin - using the Drosophila indirect flight muscles...
July 21, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739333/comparison-of-two-multiparameter-acoustic-indices-of-dysphonia-severity-the-acoustic-voice-quality-index-and-cepstral-spectral-index-of-dysphonia
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Jeong Min Lee, Nelson Roy, Elizabeth Peterson, Ray M Merrill
OBJECTIVES: The Acoustic Voice Quality Index (AVQI) and the Cepstral Spectral Index of Dysphonia (CSID) are two multiparameter acoustic indices designed to objectively estimate dysphonia severity and track treatment outcomes. This study compared the performance of these two indices using a common corpus of dysphonic speakers. METHOD: Pre- and posttreatment samples of sustained vowel and connected speech were elicited from 112 patients across six diagnostic categories: unilateral vocal fold paralysis (n = 12), adductor spasmodic dysphonia (n = 12), primary muscle tension dysphonia (n = 12), benign vocal fold lesions (n = 12), presbylaryngis (n = 12), and mutational falsetto (n = 12)...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736099/selective-anterior-interosseous-nerve-conduction-study-coaxial-needle-versus-surface-electrode-recordings
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Paul Seror
OBJECTIVES: The aim is to determine which method provides the most selective motor nerve conduction of the anterior interosseous nerve (AIN), when the stimulation cannot be restricted to this nerve. METHODS: The AIN was stimulated at the elbow, along with the whole median nerve. The motor action potential (MAP) of the AIN was recorded with 2 different methods: 1 - a coaxial needle inserted in the pronator quadratus muscle (PQ); 2 - a pair of surface electrodes fixed on the PQ...
July 20, 2017: Neurophysiologie Clinique, Clinical Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735748/behaviorally-selective-engagement-of-short-latency-effector-pathways-by-motor-cortex
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Andrew Miri, Claire L Warriner, Jeffrey S Seely, Gamaleldin F Elsayed, John P Cunningham, Mark M Churchland, Thomas M Jessell
Blocking motor cortical output with lesions or pharmacological inactivation has identified movements that require motor cortex. Yet, when and how motor cortex influences muscle activity during movement execution remains unresolved. We addressed this ambiguity using measurement and perturbation of motor cortical activity together with electromyography in mice during two forelimb movements that differ in their requirement for cortical involvement. Rapid optogenetic silencing and electrical stimulation indicated that short-latency pathways linking motor cortex with spinal motor neurons are selectively activated during one behavior...
July 19, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735290/membrane-tethered-metalloproteinase-expressed-by-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-limits-the-progression-of-proliferative-atherosclerotic-lesions
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Richard H Barnes, Takeshi Akama, Miina K Öhman, Moon-Sook Woo, Julian Bahr, Stephen J Weiss, Daniel T Eitzman, Tae-Hwa Chun
BACKGROUND: The MMP (matrix metalloproteinase) family plays diverse and critical roles in directing vascular wall remodeling in atherosclerosis. Unlike secreted-type MMPs, a member of the membrane-type MMP family, MT1-MMP (membrane-type 1 MMP; MMP14), mediates pericellular extracellular matrix degradation that is indispensable for maintaining physiological extracellular matrix homeostasis. However, given the premature mortality exhibited by MT1-MMP-null mice, the potential role of the proteinase in atherogenesis remains elusive...
July 22, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734696/-18-f-fluoromisonidazole-positron-emission-tomography-fmiso-pet-may-reflect-hypoxia-and-cell-proliferation-activity-in-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Jun Sato, Yoshimasa Kitagawa, Shiro Watanabe, Takuya Asaka, Noritaka Ohga, Kenji Hirata, Shozo Okamoto, Tohru Shiga, Masanobu Shindoh, Yuji Kuge, Nagara Tamaki
OBJECTIVE: Hypoxia is a common feature and prognostic factor in cancer. (18)F-fluoromisonidazole (FMISO) positron emission tomography (PET) can detect tumor hypoxia noninvasively. The aim of this study was to assess the correlations between FMISO-PET and (18) F-fluorodexyglucose (FDG)-PET parameters with cell proliferation and hypoxia in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). STUDY DESIGN: Twenty-three preoperative patients with OSCC were included. The tumor/muscle ratio (TMR) of FMISO-PET, the maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) of FDG-PET, metabolic tumor volume, and total lesion glycolysis were measured...
June 8, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734428/rupture-of-anterolateral-papillary-muscle-resulting-from-small-artery-occlusion
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Tomoki Sakata, Kenji Mogi, Manabu Sakurai, Anan Nomura, Masahiko Fujii, Shinichiro Shimizu, Yoshiharu Takahara
A 69-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for dyspnea and fever. Echocardiography showed a mobile mass on the anterolateral papillary muscle and severe mitral regurgitation. Coronary artery angiography showed no stenotic lesion. Infective endocarditis or cardiac tumor was suspected, and a mitral valve operation was performed. Intraoperative observation revealed a partially ruptured anterolateral papillary muscle and no evidence of infection or tumor. Pathologic examination of the resected papillary muscle showed atherosclerotic changes in small arteries and infarcted areas in different postinfarct time phases along the ruptured edge...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733877/expanding-the-spectrum-of-colonic-manifestations-in-tuberous-sclerosis-l-cell-neuroendocrine-tumor-arising-in-the-background-of-rectal-pecoma
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David L Kolin, Kai Duan, Bo Ngan, J Ted Gerstle, Monika K Krzyzanowska, Gino R Somers, Ozgur Mete
Tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) is an autosomal dominant neurocutaneous condition that predisposes to numerous proliferative lesions, including perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas), such as lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and angiomyolipomas, and rare neuroendocrine neoplasms. We describe herein a TSC2-harboring tuberous sclerosis patient manifesting with a synchronous well-differentiated L-cell rectal neuroendocrine tumor and leiomyomatosis-like LAM of the rectum. The background large bowel wall was thickened by confluent nodular areas comprising vessels and spindle-to-epithelioid cells, which are immunoreactive for myoid (smooth muscle actin, muscle specific actin, and desmin) and melanocytic markers (HMB45, Melan-A, microphthalmia transcription factor, and CD117)...
July 21, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733091/histological-analysis-of-the-association-of-low-level-laser-therapy-and-platelet-rich-plasma-in-regeneration-of-muscle-injury-in-rats
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Thiago Alves Garcia, Regina Celi Trindade Camargo, Tatiana Emy Koike, Guilherme Akio Tamura Ozaki, Robson Chacon Castoldi, José Carlos Silva Camargo Filho
OBJECTIVE: Muscle injuries are common, and their treatment requires costs and time off. Platelet rich plasma and low level laser therapy have been shown to be affordable and easy to use. The aim of this study was to evaluate the associated effects of low level laser therapy and platelet rich plasma on the treatment of the soleus muscle injured by strain in rats. METHODS: Thirty-five rats were randomly allocated into five groups: Control (C), Injury Control (IC), injury PRP (IP), injury LLLT (ILT) and injury LLLT and PRP (ILTP)...
July 4, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731868/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumors-of-the-female-genital-tract-are-under-recognized-a-low-threshold-for-alk-immunohistochemistry-is-required
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Justine L Pickett, Angela Chou, Juliana A Andrici, Adele Clarkson, Loretta Sioson, Amy Sheen, Jessica Reagh, Fedaa Najdawi, Yoomee Kim, Denise Riley, Jayne Maidens, David Nevell, Kirsten McIlroy, Susan Valmadre, Greg Gard, Russell Hogg, John Turchini, Gregory Robertson, Michael Friedlander, Anthony J Gill
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the female genital tract is under-recognized. We investigated the prevalence of ALK-positive IMT in lesions previously diagnosed as gynecologic smooth muscle tumors. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) for ALK was performed on tissue microarrays of unselected tumors resected from 2009 to 2013. Three of 1176 (0.26%) "leiomyomas" and 1 of 44 (2.3%) "leiomyosarcomas" were ALK IHC positive, confirmed translocated by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and therefore more appropriately classified as IMT...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731378/experimental-infection-of-cattle-with-a-novel-prion-derived-from-atypical-h-type-bovine-spongiform-encephalopathy
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Hiroyuki Okada, Kentaro Masujin, Kohtaro Miyazawa, Yoshihumi Iwamaru, Morikazu Imamura, Yuichi Matsuura, Shozo Arai, Shigeo Fukuda, Yuichi Murayama, Takashi Yokoyama
H-type bovine spongiform encephalopathy (H-BSE) is an atypical form of BSE in cattle. During passaging of H-BSE in transgenic bovinized (TgBoPrP) mice, a novel phenotype of BSE, termed BSE-SW emerged and was characterized by a short incubation time and host weight loss. To investigate the biological and biochemical properties of the BSE-SW prion, a transmission study was conducted in cattle, which were inoculated intracerebrally with brain homogenate from BSE-SW-infected TgBoPrP mice. The disease incubation period was approximately 15 months...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730250/metastatic-high-grade-myxofibrosarcoma-review-of-a-clinical-case
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Tiberiu Paul Neagu, Ruxandra Diana Sinescu, Valentin Enache, Sanda Claudia Achim, Mirela Ţigliş, Liliana Elena Mirea
We present the particular clinical and histological features of a metastatic high-grade myxofibrosarcoma (MFS) of the left buttock in a 77-year-old male patient. The tumor was biopsied and surgically removed in order to increase the patient's comfort, due to its increased size and aggressive clinical behavior. Computed tomography (CT) revealed metastases in the pleura and mediastinal lymph nodes, so limb-sparing tumor excision followed by palliative care was the best practice for the patient until the fatal outcome...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730241/muscle-metastases-from-cervical-carcinoma-case-report
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Dana Maria Albulescu, Nina Ionovici, HoraŢiu Remus Moldovan, Alin Dragoş Demetrian, Violeta Serenada Bălă, Cristian Constantin, Ana Maria Bumbea, Camelia Pănuş, Valeria Carmen Albu
Muscular metastases are rarely found in medical practice, and the reported cases in literature are not numerous. The diagnosis of these lesions involves an interdisciplinary collaboration. We present a case of secondary determination in the psoas muscle, with a starting point of cervical squamous carcinoma. In establishing the diagnosis, there contributed the clinical, imagistic and magnetic resonance evaluation and computed tomography (CT), the histopathological diagnosis being determined after the CT-guided biopsy puncture...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728939/autonomic-dysreflexia-somatosympathetic-and-viscerosympathetic-vasoconstrictor-responses-to-innocuous-and-noxious-sensory-stimulation-below-lesion-in-human-spinal-cord-injury
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Rachael Brown, Alexander R Burton, Vaughan G Macefield
Autonomic dysreflexia is a dangerous elevation in blood pressure in people with spinal cord injury (SCI), produced by a spinally-mediated reflex activation of sympathetic vasoconstrictor neurones supplying skeletal muscle and the gut. Current dogma states that, apart from visceral inputs - such as those originating from a distended bladder or impacted colon - autonomic dysreflexia is triggered by noxious inputs below the lesion. However, while selective stimulation of small-diameter afferents in muscle or skin evokes a sustained increase in muscle sympathetic nerve activity and blood pressure, and a transient increase in skin sympathetic nerve activity and decrease in skin blood flow in able-bodied subjects, such noxious inputs have no effects on blood pressure and skin blood flow in SCI individuals...
July 13, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727777/8-oxoguanine-dna-glycosylase-ogg1-deficiency-elicits-coordinated-changes-in-lipid-and-mitochondrial-metabolism-in-muscle
#17
Vladimir Vartanian, Jana Tumova, Pawel Dobrzyn, Agnieszka Dobrzyn, Yusaku Nakabeppu, R Stephen Lloyd, Harini Sampath
Oxidative stress resulting from endogenous and exogenous sources causes damage to cellular components, including genomic and mitochondrial DNA. Oxidative DNA damage is primarily repaired via the base excision repair pathway that is initiated by DNA glycosylases. 8-oxoguanine DNA glycosylase (OGG1) recognizes and cleaves oxidized and ring-fragmented purines, including 8-oxoguanine, the most commonly formed oxidative DNA lesion. Mice lacking the OGG1 gene product are prone to multiple features of the metabolic syndrome, including high-fat diet-induced obesity, hepatic steatosis, and insulin resistance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724821/epipalpebral-conjunctival-chondroid-choristoma-interesting-developmental-anomaly-presenting-in-an-adult
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Pushpanjali R Ojha, Archana Hemant Deshpande, Chitrawati Bal Gargade, Jitendra Singh Nigam
Ocular choristomas are uncommon lesions chiefly presenting in children. Choristomas may contain dermal and epidermal components, muscle, cartilage, bone, etc. They are usually seen in epibulbar conjunctiva, but epipalpebral location is uncommon. We present a case of epipalpebral chondroid choristoma presenting in an adult patient.
July 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723681/inhibition-of-necroptosis-attenuates-kidney-inflammation-and-interstitial-fibrosis-induced-by-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
#19
Xia Xiao, Chunyang Du, Zhe Yan, Yonghong Shi, Huijun Duan, Yunzhuo Ren
BACKGROUND: Inflammation plays a crucial role in renal interstitial fibrosis, the pathway of chronic kidney diseases. Necroptosis is a novel form of regulated cell death, which plays a potential role in inflammation and renal diseases. The small molecule necrostatin-1 (Nec-1) is a specific inhibitor of necroptosis. This study was aimed at determining the role of necroptosis, RIP1/RIP3/mixed lineage kinase domain-like (MLKL) signaling pathway, in renal inflammation and interstitial fibrosis related to primitive tubulointerstitial injury...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721493/modelling-of-lesions-associated-with-functional-mitral-regurgitation-in-an-ex-vivo-platform
#20
Michal Jaworek, Federico Lucherini, Claudia Romagnoni, Guido Gelpi, Monica Contino, Paolo Romitelli, Carlo Antona, Gianfranco B Fiore, Riccardo Vismara
Functional mitral regurgitation (FMR) is a complex pathology involving valvular and subvalvular structures reconfiguration, and its treatment is considered challenging. There is a lack of experimental models allowing for reliable preclinical FMR treatments' evaluation in a realistic setting. A novel approach to simulate FMR was developed and incorporated into an ex vivo passive beating heart platform. FMR was obtained by dilating the mitral annulus (MA) mainly in the antero-posterior direction and displacing the papillary muscles (PMs) apically and laterally by ad hoc designed and 3D printed dilation and displacing devices...
July 18, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
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