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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161796/-small-bowel-perforation-caused-by-press-through-package
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Jung Seok Kim, Jae Myung Cha, Min Seob Kwak, Jin Young Yoon, Jung Won Jeon, Hyun Phil Shin, Kwang Ro Joo, Joung Il Lee, Hye Young Kim
With an increased use of the press-through package (PTP) tablet, there has also been an increase in mis-swallowing cases, especially in elderly patients. We report a rare case of PTP-induced small bowel perforation and fistula formation with adjacent small bowel in a healthy elderly patient, who experienced persistent abdominal pain of unknown cause. A 62-year-old healthy man was admitted to our hospital with left abdominal pain that started one month ago. Neither abdominal tenderness nor rebound tenderness was present on physical examination...
November 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161255/neurogenic-mediators-contribute-to-local-edema-induced-by-micrurus-lemniscatus-venom
#2
Luciana Lyra Casais-E-Silva, Catarina Teixeira
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Micrurus is one of the four snake genera of medical importance in Brazil. Coral snakes have a broad geographic distribution from the southern United States to Argentina. Micrurine envenomation is characterized by neurotoxic symptoms leading to dyspnea and death. Moreover, various local manifestations, including edema formation, have been described in patients bitten by different species of Micrurus. Thus, we investigated the ability of Micrurus lemniscatus venom (MLV) to induce local edema...
November 21, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161153/protective-effects-of-agomelatine-on-testicular-damage-caused-by-bortezomib
#3
N Akaras, T Bal, H Atilay, J Selli, M B Halici
Bortezomib is a chemotherapeutic agent used to treat several cancers; however, it exhibits severe side effects in testicular tissue. We investigated the use of agomelatine to prevent testicular tissue damage caused by bortezomib. We used 36 male Sprague-Dawley rats divided randomly into six equal groups: group 1, no treatment control; group 2, agomelatine treatment only; group 3, bortezomib treatment only for 48 h; group 4, bortezomib + agomelatine treatment for 48 h; group 5, bortezomib treatment only for 72 h; and group 6, bortezomib + agomelatine treatment for 72 h...
November 21, 2017: Biotechnic & Histochemistry: Official Publication of the Biological Stain Commission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160147/impact-of-complete-spinal-cord-injury-on-healing-of-skin-ulcers-in-mouse-models
#4
Suneel Kumar, Martin L Yarmush, Biraja C Dash, Henry C Hsia, Francois Berthiaume
Pressure ulcers (PUs) are common debilitating complications of traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) and tend to occur in soft tissues around bony prominences. There is, however, little known about the impact of SCI on skin wound healing due to the lack of suitable animal models for studies in controlled experimental settings. Herein we describe a reproducible and clinically relevant mouse model of PUs in the context of complete SCI. Adult male mice (BALB/c) were subjected to thoracic (T9-T10) complete SCI. Immediately after, a skin fold on the back of the mice was lifted and sandwiched between two magnetic discs held in place for 12 hours, thus creating an ischemic area that developed into a PU over the following days...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159715/does-the-administration-of-melatonin-during-post-traumatic-brain-injury-affect-cytokine-levels
#5
Fatemeh Dehghan, Nader Shahrokhi, Mohammad Khaksari, Zahra Soltani, Gholamreza Asadikorom, Ali Najafi, Nava Shahrokhi
Increased levels of inflammatory cytokines after traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to brain edema and neuronal death. In this study, the effect of melatonin on pro-inflammatory (IL-1ß, IL-6, and TNF-α) and anti-inflammatory (IL-10) cytokines following TBI was investigated considering anti-inflammatory effect of melatonin. Male Wistar rats were divided into five groups: Sham, TBI, TBI + VEH (vehicle), TBI + 5 mg dose of melatonin (MEL5), TBI + 20 mg dose of melatonin (MEL20). Diffuse TBI was induced by Marmarou method...
November 20, 2017: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159191/soluble-cd163-in-intracerebral-hemorrhage-biomarker-for-perihematomal-edema
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Meaghan Roy-O'Reilly, Liang Zhu, Louise Atadja, Glenda Torres, Jaroslaw Aronowski, Louise McCullough, Nancy J Edwards
Objective: Patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) may elaborate varying degrees of perihematomal edema (PHE), requiring closer monitoring and a higher intensity of treatment. Here, we explore whether the soluble form of CD163, a scavenger receptor responsible for hemoglobin sequestration, can serve as a prognostic biomarker of PHE development and poor outcome after ICH. Methods: Our study cohort was comprised of 51 primary age- and sex-matched ICH patients with moderate-sized, hypertensive deep hemorrhages...
November 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159152/cranial-nerve-palsy-after-onyx-embolization-as-a-treatment-for-cerebral-vascular-malformation
#7
Jong Min Lee, Kum Whang, Sung Min Cho, Jong Yeon Kim, Ji Woong Oh, Youn Moo Koo, Chul Hu, Jinsoo Pyen, Jong Wook Choi
The Onyx liquid embolic system is a relatively safe and commonly used treatment for vascular malformations, such as arteriovenous fistulas and arteriovenous malformations. However, studies on possible complications after Onyx embolization in patients with vascular malformations are limited, and the occurrence of cranial nerve palsy is occasionally reported. Here we report the progress of two different types of cranial nerve palsy that can occur after embolization. In both cases, Onyx embolization was performed to treat vascular malformations and ipsilateral oculomotor and facial nerve palsies were observed...
September 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158262/the-epac-rap1-pathway-prevents-and-reverses-cytokine-induced-retinal-vascular-permeability
#8
Carla J Ramos, Chengmao Lin, Xuwen Liu, David A Antonetti
Increased retinal vascular permeability contributes to macular edema, a leading cause of vision loss in eye pathologies such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and central retinal vein occlusions. Pathological changes in vascular permeability are driven by growth factors such as VEGF and by pro-inflammatory cytokines such as TNF-α. Identifying the pro-barrier mechanisms that block vascular permeability and restore the blood-retinal barrier (BRB) may lead to new therapies. The cAMP-dependent guanine nucleotide exchange factor EPAC promotes exchange of GTP in the small GTPase Rap1...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157621/treatment-of-kaposi-sarcoma-herpesvirus-associated-multicentric-castleman-disease
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REVIEW
Kathryn Lurain, Robert Yarchoan, Thomas S Uldrick
Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus (KSHV)-associated multicentric Castleman disease (MCD) is a rare, polyclonal lymphoproliferative disorder characterized by flares of inflammatory symptoms, edema, cytopenias, lymphadenopathy, and splenomegaly. Diagnosis requires a lymph node biopsy. Pathogenesis is related to dysregulated inflammatory cytokines, including human and viral interleukin-6. Rituximab alone or in combination with chemotherapy, such as liposomal doxorubicin, has led to an overall survival of over 90% at 5 years...
February 2018: Hematology/oncology Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157443/a-benchmark-study-of-automated-intra-retinal-cyst-segmentation-algorithms-using-optical-coherence-tomography-b-scans
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G N Girish, V A Anima, Abhishek R Kothari, P V Sudeep, Sohini Roychowdhury, Jeny Rajan
(BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES): Retinal cysts are formed by accumulation of fluid in the retina caused by leakages from inflammation or vitreous fractures. Analysis of the retinal cystic spaces holds significance in detection and treatment of several ocular diseases like age-related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema etc. Thus, segmentation of intra-retinal cysts and quantification of cystic spaces are vital for retinal pathology and severity detection. In the recent years, automated segmentation of intra-retinal cysts using optical coherence tomography B-scans has gained significant importance in the field of retinal image analysis...
January 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157128/twenty-four-months-follow-up-of-intravitreal-bevacizumab-injection-versus-intravitreal-triamcinolone-acetonide-injection-for-the-management-of-persistent-non-infectious-uveitic-cystoid-macular-edema
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Andrés F Lasave, Ariel Schlaen, David G Zeballos, Manuel Díaz-Llopis, Cristóbal Couto, Wael M El-Haig, J Fernando Arevalo
PURPOSE: To report the efficacy of intravitreal bevacizumab (IVB) injection versus intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVT) for persistent non-infectious uveitic cystoid macular edema (CME). METHODS: Interventional retrospective comparative case series evaluated 37 consecutive patients (44 eyes) with completely controlled uveitis and recalcitrant CME. Patients received repeated injections of 1.25 mg of IVB or 4 mg of IVT. RESULTS: Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at baseline and 24 months was logMAR 1 and 0...
November 20, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156553/inclusion-complexes-of-copaiba-copaifera-multijuga-hayne-oleoresin-and-cyclodextrins-physicochemical-characterization-and-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Jonas Gabriel de Oliveira Pinheiro, Emanuella de Aragão Tavares, Sofia Santos da Silva, Juliana Félix Silva, Yasmim Maria Barbosa Gomes de Carvalho, Magda Rhayanny Assunção Ferreira, Adriano Antunes de Souza Araújo, Euzébio Guimarães Barbosa, Matheus de Freitas Fernandes Pedrosa, Luiz Alberto Lira Soares, Eduardo Pereira de Azevedo, Valdir Florêncio da Veiga Júnior, Ádley Antonini Neves de Lima
Complexation with cyclodextrins (CDs) is a technique that has been extensively used to increase the aqueous solubility of oils and improve their stability. In addition, this technique has been used to convert oils into solid materials. This work aims to develop inclusion complexes of Copaifera multijuga oleoresin (CMO), which presents anti-inflammatory activity, with β-cyclodextrin (β-CD) and hydroxypropyl-β-cyclodextrin (HP-β-CD) by kneading (KND) and slurry (SL) methods. Physicochemical characterization was performed to verify the occurrence of interactions between CMO and the cyclodextrins...
November 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156466/-retinal-artery-occlusions
#13
Gabriele E Lang, Stefan J Lang
Retinal artery occlusions are acute vascular diseases. Very often they are caused by an embolisation. Rarely a thrombosis is caused by an arteriitis. In the acute phase diagnosis in most of the cases can be made by ophthalmoscopy due to the whitish retinal edema and in central retinal artery occlusion the cherry red spot. Difficulties in making the diagnosis can occur in the chronic stage, especially after reperfusion of the retinal vessels, when the fundus colour returned to normal again. Several diagnostic procedures help to make the diagnosis...
November 20, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155696/safety-of-consecutive-same-day-bilateral-intravitreal-dexamethasone-implant-ozurdex
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Kapil G Kapoor, James B Colchao
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate patient safety and tolerance of consecutive bilateral intravitreal dexamethasone (Ozurdex) injections during a single visit for the treatment of cystoid macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion, diabetic macular edema, or noninfectious posterior uveitis. METHODS: This was a retrospective single-center institutional review board-approved study from March 1, 2013, through August 1, 2016. All patients had a complete ophthalmologic examination and optical coherence tomography imaging...
November 16, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154457/complications-from-microfocused-transcutaneous-ultrasound-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
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Daniel P Friedmann, Gregory P Bourgeois, Henry H L Chan, Ann C Zedlitz, Kimberly J Butterwick
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Microfocused ultrasound (MFUS) technology has been utilized since 2009 for improvement in mild to moderate skin and soft tissue laxity of the face and neck. Few complications have been previously reported, the majority of which include mild and transient erythema, edema, ecchymosis, and nerve paralysis. Rare yet serious potential complications of MFUS for noninvasive skin tightening of the face and neck are, however, possible. METHODS & MATERIALS: Retrospective multicenter case series of five patients from the authors' practice who developed serious adverse events directly related to MFUS with a commercially available device (Ultherapy; Merz North America, Inc...
November 20, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154053/acupuncture-and-kinesio-taping-for-the-acute-management-of-bell-s-palsy-a-case-report
#16
Derya Özmen Alptekin
BACKGROUND: Bell's palsy is an idiopathic, acute peripheral palsy of the facial nerve that supplies the muscles of facial expression. Despite an expected 70% full recovery rate, up to 30% of patients are left with potentially disfiguring facial weakness, involuntary movements, or persistent lacrimation. The most frequently used treatment options are corticosteroids and antiviral drugs. However, accompanying clinical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes, hypertension, gastrointestinal disturbances, polypharmacy of geriatric patients, and significant sequelae ratios, indicate the need for safe and effective complementary therapies that would enhance the success of the conventional interventions...
December 2017: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153638/%C3%AE-1-anti-trypsin-improves-function-of-porcine-donor-lungs-during-ex-vivo-lung-perfusion
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Huiqing Lin, Manyin Chen, Feng Tian, Jussi Tikkanen, Lei Ding, Hei Yu Andrew Cheung, Daisuke Nakajima, Zhe Wang, Andrea Mariscal, David Hwang, Marcelo Cypel, Shaf Keshavjee, Mingyao Liu
BACKGROUND: Ex-vivo lung perfusion (EVLP), a technique for donor lung assessment, also represents a platform for donor lung repair and immunomodulation. α1-Anti-trypsin (A1AT), a medication used to treat emphysema in A1AT-deficient patients, has anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to attenuate ischemia-reperfusion injury in rat and pig lung transplants. The objective of this study was to determine whether administration of A1AT during EVLP can improve donor lung quality after prolonged hypothermic preservation...
October 2, 2017: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153303/goreisan-prevents-brain-edema-after-cerebral-ischemic-stroke-by-inhibiting-aquaporin-4-upregulation-in-mice
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Takafumi Nakano, Chisa Nishigami, Keiichi Irie, Yutaka Shigemori, Kazunori Sano, Yuta Yamashita, Takayuki Myose, Koji Tominaga, Koichi Matsuo, Yoshihiko Nakamura, Hiroyasu Ishikura, Hidetoshi Kamimura, Takashi Egawa, Kenichi Mishima
BACKGROUND: Aquaporin 4 (AQP4) is a water-selective transport protein expressed in astrocytes throughout the central nervous system. AQP4 level increases after cerebral ischemia and results in ischemic brain edema. Brain edema markedly influences mortality and motor function by elevating intracranial pressure that leads to secondary brain damage. Therefore, AQP4 is an important target to improve brain edema after cerebral ischemia. The Japanese herbal Kampo medicine, goreisan, is known to inhibit AQP4 activity...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152660/therapeutic-effects-of-stat3-inhibition-by-nifuroxazide-on-murine-acute-graft-graft-vs-host-disease-old-drug-new-use
#19
Huijie Jia, Jing Cui, Xiaolong Jia, Jingjing Zhao, Yuchen Feng, Peijuan Zhao, Dan Zang, Jian Yu, Tiesuo Zhao, Hui Wang, Kailin Xu
Graft‑vs.‑host disease (GvHD) is a major and lethal complication of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (allo‑BMT). Although great development has been made, the treatment progress of this disorder is slow. Research has illustrated that STAT3 was critical for T cell alloactivation in GvHD. In the present study, the authors hypothesized that nifuroxazide, as the STAT3 inhibitor, treatment may attenuate the development of acute GvHD (aGvHD). The results demonstrated that nifuroxazide suppressed the development of aGvHD and significantly delayed aGvHD‑induced lethality...
October 19, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152532/h-scan-sensitivity-to-scattering-size
#20
Mawia Khairalseed, Kenneth Hoyt, Juvenal Ormachea, Alberto Terrazas, Kevin J Parker
In the H-scan analysis and display, visualization of different scattering sizes and types is enabled by a matched filter approach involving different orders of Gaussian weighted Hermite functions. An important question with respect to clinical applications involves the change in H-scan outputs with respect to small changes in scatterer sizes. The sensitivity of H-scan outputs is analyzed using the theory of backscatter from a compressible sphere. Experimental corroboration is established using mono dispersed spherical scatterers in phantoms...
October 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
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