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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909657/remote-cervical-pseudomeningocele-following-anterior-cervical-corpectomy-and-fusion-report-of-a-case-and-review-of-the-literature
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Abolfazl Rahimizadeh, Housain Soufiani, Shaghayegh Rahimizadeh
Iatrogenic cervical pseudomeningocele is a rare event and majority are located posteriorly as a delayed complication of inadvertent dural tear after decompressive laminectomy. However, iatrogenic anterior cervical pseudomeningocele subsequent to discectomy or corpectomy is a rare pathology. The time necessary for formation of pseudomeningocele varies and depend on the width of the dural tear and the flow of cerebrospinal fluid leakage. Large tears with high CSF flow usually result in early collection of the cerebrospinal fluid in anterior compartment of the neck designated acute pseudomeningoceles...
2016: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903834/saliva-diagnostics-current-views-and-directions
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Karolina Elżbieta Kaczor-Urbanowicz, Carmen Martin Carreras-Presas, Katri Aro, Michael Tu, Franklin Garcia-Godoy, David Tw Wong
In this review, we provide an update on the current and future applications of saliva for diagnostic purposes. There are many advantages of using saliva as a biofluid. Its collection is fast, easy, inexpensive, and non-invasive. In addition, saliva, as a "mirror of the body," can reflect the physiological and pathological state of the body. Therefore, it serves as a diagnostic and monitoring tool in many fields of science such as medicine, dentistry, and pharmacotherapy. Introduced in 2008, the term "Salivaomics" aimed to highlight the rapid development of knowledge about various "omics" constituents of saliva, including: proteome, transcriptome, micro-RNA, metabolome, and microbiome...
November 29, 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898469/update-on-pigment-dispersion-syndrome-and-pigmentary-glaucoma
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Kingsley Okafor, Kateki Vinod, Steven J Gedde
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present article reviews the clinical features and pathogenesis of pigment dispersion syndrome and pigmentary glaucoma and provides an update regarding their diagnosis and management. RECENT FINDINGS: Newer imaging modalities including ultrasound biomicroscopy and anterior segment optical coherence tomography facilitate visualization of the iris concavity characteristic of eyes with pigment dispersion syndrome and pigmentary glaucoma. Patients with pigmentary glaucoma may be distinguished from those with other glaucoma types by the presence of typical symptoms, personality type, and patterns of diurnal intraocular pressure fluctuation...
November 25, 2016: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890424/recent-scenario-of-microrna-as-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarkers-of-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Kamla Kant Shukla, Sanjeev Misra, Puneet Pareek, Vivek Mishra, Barkha Singhal, Praveen Sharma
Prostate cancer (CaP) is a leading cause of cancer death and displays a broad range of clinical behavior from relatively indolent to aggressive metastatic disease. Due to the alteration and incomplete characterization of the CaP genomic markers, the quest for novel cellular metabolic regulatory molecules like micro RNA (miRNA) as a biomarker could be considered for the prognosis and treatment of CaP in future. In this article, we review the existing literature pertaining to CaP. Study provides a comprehensive miRNA profile expressed in CaP...
November 24, 2016: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889013/methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections-a-review-of-the-currently-available-treatment-options
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REVIEW
S M Purrello, J Garau, E Giamarellos, T Mazzei, F Pea, A Soriano, S Stefani
This review is the result of discussions that took place at the 5th MRSA Working Group Consensus Meeting and explores the possible treatment options available for different types of infections due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), focusing on those antibiotics that could represent a valid alternative to vancomycin. In fact, whilst vancomycin remains a viable option, its therapy is moving towards individualised dosing. Other drugs, such as the new lipoglycopeptides (oritavancin, dalbavancin and telavancin) and fifth-generation cephalosporins (ceftaroline and ceftobiprole), are showing good in vitro potency and in vivo efficacy, especially for patients infected with micro-organisms with higher vancomycin minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs)...
December 2016: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888552/initial-clinical-experience-with-the-medtronic-micro-vascular-plug%C3%A2-in-transcatheter-occlusion-of-pdas-in-extremely-premature-infants
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Shyam Sathanandam, Henri Justino, B Rush Waller, Wolfgang Radtke, Athar M Qureshi
OBJECTIVES: To describe the early multicenter, clinical experience with the Medtronic Micro Vascular Plug™ (MVP) for the occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in premature infants. BACKGROUND: The MVP is a large diameter plug that can be delivered through a microcatheter for occlusion of abnormal blood vessels. METHODS: A Retrospective review of PDA embolization procedures performed in two centers using the MVP was performed. RESULTS: Fifteen premature infants underwent attempted PDA occlusion using the MVP...
November 26, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865007/anisotropic-materials-for-skeletal-muscle-tissue-engineering
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Soumen Jana, Sheeny K Lan Levengood, Miqin Zhang
Repair of damaged skeletal-muscle tissue is limited by the regenerative capacity of the native tissue. Current clinical approaches are not optimal for the treatment of large volumetric skeletal-muscle loss. As an alternative, tissue engineering represents a promising approach for the functional restoration of damaged muscle tissue. A typical tissue-engineering process involves the design and fabrication of a scaffold that closely mimics the native skeletal-muscle extracellular matrix (ECM), allowing organization of cells into a physiologically relevant 3D architecture...
November 16, 2016: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833399/structural-mr-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease-and-other-neurodegenerative-dementia-current-imaging-approach-and-future-perspectives
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REVIEW
Mina Park, Won-Jin Moon
With the rise of aging population, clinical concern and research attention has shifted towards neuroimaging of dementia. The advent of 3T, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has permitted the anatomical imaging of neurodegenerative disease, specifically dementia, with improved resolution. Furthermore, more powerful techniques such as diffusion tensor imaging, quantitative susceptibility mapping, and magnetic transfer imaging have successfully emerged for the detection of micro-structural abnormalities. In the present review article, we provide a brief overview of Alzheimer's disease and explore recent neuroimaging developments in the field of dementia with an emphasis on structural MR imaging in order to propose a simple and easily applicable systematic approach to the imaging diagnosis of dementia...
November 2016: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817223/discovery-of-biomarkers-for-endometrial-cancer-current-status-and-prospects
#9
Tea Lanišnik Rižner
Endometrial cancer is the most frequent gynecological malignancy in the developed world. Currently, endometrial histology is the gold standard for diagnosis, as there are no valid noninvasive diagnostic methods available. Biomarkers for endometrial cancer would be invaluable for screening of high-risk women, detection of primary and recurrent disease, and preoperative stratification of patients as high-risk and low-risk categories, enabling personalized therapeutic approaches. Areas covered: This report reviews publications of blood biomarkers evaluated in patients with endometrial cancer and/or control patients, over the last five years...
December 2016: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801710/glucocortiosteroid-subsensitivity-and-asthma-severity
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Manali Mukherjee, Sarah Svenningsen, Parameswaran Nair
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Glucocorticosteroids (GCSs) remain the cornerstone of therapy for treating the inflammatory component of asthma. Clinical response to GCS is heterogeneous, varying both within asthma 'endotypes', as well as the same individual. Different factors and micro-environment can alter the canonical GCS-induced signalling pathways leading to reduced efficacy, collectively termed as GCS subsensitivity, which includes the entire spectrum of steroid insensitivity and steroid resistance...
January 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792015/gender-specific-degeneration-of-dementia-related-subcortical-structures-throughout-the-lifespan
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Viola Luca Nemeth, Anita Must, Szatmar Horvath, Andras Király, Zsigmond Tamas Kincses, László Vécsei
Age-related changes in brain structure are a question of interest to a broad field of research. Structural decline has been consistently, but not unambiguously, linked to functional consequences, including cognitive impairment and dementia. One of the areas considered of crucial importance throughout this process is the medial temporal lobe, and primarily the hippocampal region. Gender also has a considerable effect on volume deterioration of subcortical grey matter (GM) structures, such as the hippocampus...
October 24, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784240/biohybrid-membrane-systems-and-bioreactors-as-tools-for-in-vitro-drug-testing
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Simona Salerno, Loredana De Bartolo
In drug development, in vitro human model systems are absolutely essential prior to the clinical trials, considering the increasing number of chemical compounds in need of testing, and, keeping in mind that animals cannot predict all the adverse human health effects and reactions, due to the species-specific differences in metabolic pathways. The liver plays a central role in the clearance and biotransformation of chemicals and xenobiotics. In vitro liver model systems by using highly differentiated human cells could have a great impact in preclinical trials...
October 25, 2016: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782767/consensus-paper-of-the-wfsbp-task-force-on-biological-markers-criteria-for-biomarkers-and-endophenotypes-of-schizophrenia-part-iii-molecular-mechanisms
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Andrea Schmitt, Daniel Martins-de-Souza, Schahram Akbarian, Juliana S Cassoli, Hannelore Ehrenreich, Andre Fischer, Alfred Fonteh, Wagner F Gattaz, Michael Gawlik, Manfred Gerlach, Edna Grünblatt, Tobias Halene, Alkomiet Hasan, Kenij Hashimoto, Yong-Ku Kim, Sophie-Kathrin Kirchner, Johannes Kornhuber, Theo F J Kraus, Berend Malchow, Juliana M Nascimento, Moritz Rossner, Markus Schwarz, Johann Steiner, Leda Talib, Florence Thibaut, Peter Riederer, Peter Falkai
OBJECTIVES: Despite progress in identifying molecular pathophysiological processes in schizophrenia, valid biomarkers are lacking for both the disease and treatment response. METHODS: This comprehensive review summarises recent efforts to identify molecular mechanisms on the level of protein and gene expression and epigenetics, including DNA methylation, histone modifications and micro RNA expression. Furthermore, it summarises recent findings of alterations in lipid mediators and highlights inflammatory processes...
October 26, 2016: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767975/assessing-the-evidence-exploring-the-effects-of-exercise-on-diabetic-microcirculation
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Helena Lenasi, Markos Klonizakis
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with cardiovascular complications. Impairment of glycemic control induces noxious glycations, an increase in oxydative stress and dearangement of various metabolic pathways. DM leads to dysfunction of micro and macrovessels, connected to metabolic, endothelial and autonomic nervous system. Thus, assessing vascular reactivity might be one of the clinical tools to evaluate the impact of harmful effects of DM and potential benefit of treatment; skin and skeletal muscle microcirculation have usually been tested...
October 18, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765601/mesenchymal-stromal-stem-cells-in-drug-therapy-new-perspective
#15
Lauren S Sherman, Maran Shaker, Veronica Mariotti, Pranela Rameshwar
Mesenchymal stromal/stem cells (MSC) have emerged as a class of cells suitable for cellular delivery of nanoparticles, drugs and micro-RNA cargo for targeted treatments such as tumor and other protective mechanisms. The special properties of MSC underscore the current use for various clinical applications. Examples of applications include but are not limited to regenerative medicine, immune disorders and anti-cancer therapies. In recent years, there has been intense research in modifying MSC to achieve targeted and efficient clinical outcomes...
October 17, 2016: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765534/diabetic-nephropathy-and-endothelial-dysfunction-current-and-future-therapies-and-emerging-of-vascular-imaging-for-preclinical-renal-kinetic-study
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REVIEW
Wilson Kc Leung, L Gao, Parco M Siu, Christopher Wk Lai
An explosion in global epidemic of type 2 diabetes mellitus poses major rise in cases with vascular endothelial dysfunction ranging from micro- (retinopathy, nephropathy and neuropathy) to macro-vascular (atherosclerosis and cardiomyopathy) conditions. Functional destruction of endothelium is regarded as an early event that lays the groundwork for the development of renal microangiopathy and subsequent clinical manifestation of nephropathic symptoms. Recent research has shed some light on the molecular mechanisms of type 2 diabetes-associated comorbidity of endothelial dysfunction and nephropathy...
December 1, 2016: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765000/how-to-treat-a-fulminant-erysipelas-and-sepsis-caused-by-myroides-odoratimimus-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
Philippe Willems, Jan Muller, Jan Verhaegen, Veroniek Saegeman, Stefanie Desmet
We report a case of a 77-year old male who developed a fulminant erysipelas and sepsis, caused by Myroides odoratimimus. Selecting the optimal antibiotic therapy for the treatment of infections with M. odoratimimus is challenging due to limited clinical experience with this micro-organism and its reported multidrug-resistance. Review of previous studies concerning in vitro antibacterial susceptibility and clinical experience with M. odoratimimus resulted in six case reports describing bacteremia, soft tissue and bone infections, pneumonia and urinary tract infections...
October 20, 2016: Acta Clinica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764024/clinical-investigation-of-new-glaucoma-procedures
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Kateki Vinod, Steven J Gedde
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article reviews recent studies evaluating the efficacy and complication profiles of novel glaucoma procedures promoting aqueous outflow. RECENT FINDINGS: Literature from the 2015 to 2016 review period includes abundant data regarding new and emerging glaucoma procedures. Notable findings from recent randomized clinical trials include titratability of intraocular pressure with multiple trabecular microbypass stents (iStent; Glaukos, Laguna Hills, California, USA) and greater reduction in intraocular pressure and medication usage following intracanalicular scaffolding (Hydrus Microstent; Ivantis Inc...
October 19, 2016: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759636/concomitant-herpes-simplex-virus-colitis-and-hepatitis-in-a-man-with-ulcerative-colitis-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Varun K Phadke, Rachel J Friedman-Moraco, Brian C Quigley, Alton B Farris, J P Norvell
BACKGROUND: Herpesvirus infections often complicate the clinical course of patients with inflammatory bowel disease; however, invasive disease due to herpes simplex virus is distinctly uncommon. METHODS: We present a case of herpes simplex virus colitis and hepatitis, review all the previously published cases of herpes simplex virus colitis, and discuss common clinical features and outcomes. We also discuss the epidemiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and management of herpes simplex virus infections, focusing specifically on patients with inflammatory bowel disease...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757279/ultrasonography-an-effective-tool-in-diagnosing-plantar-fasciitis-a-systematic-review-of-diagnostic-trials
#20
Ahmed Radwan, Matthew Wyland, Lee Applequist, Erin Bolowsky, Heather Klingensmith, Isaac Virag
BACKGROUND: Plantar fasciitis (PF) is the most common cause of heel pain that affects 10% of the general population, whether living an athletic or sedentary lifestyle. The most frequent mechanism of injury is an inflammatory response that is caused by repetitive micro trauma. Many techniques are available to diagnose PF, including the use of ultrasonography (US). PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to systematically review and appraise previously published articles published between the years 2000 and 2015 that evaluated the effectiveness of using US in the process of diagnosing PF, as compared to alternative diagnostic methods...
October 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
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