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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723776/a-case-of-idiopathic-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-presenting-with-chronic-headache-and-multiple-cranial-nerve-palsies-a-case-report
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Yuanyuan Huang, Jun Chen, Li Gui
RATIONALE: Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis (IHP) is a rare condition, characterized by a chronic fibrosing inflammatory process usually involving either the intracranial or spinal dura mater, but rarely both. Here, we report a rare case of IHP affecting both the intracranial and spinal dura mater. We also discussed the diagnosis, management, and outcome of IHP. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reviewed the case of a 60-year-old woman presenting with chronic headache, multiple cranial nerve palsies and gait disturbance...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721683/mesenchymal-stem-progenitor-cells-derived-from-articular-cartilage-synovial-membrane-and-synovial-fluid-for-cartilage-regeneration-current-status-and-future-perspectives
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Yi-Zhou Huang, Hui-Qi Xie, Antonietta Silini, Ornella Parolini, Yi Zhang, Li Deng, Yong-Can Huang
Large articular cartilage defects remain an immense challenge in the field of regenerative medicine because of their poor intrinsic repair capacity. Currently, the available medical interventions can relieve clinical symptoms to some extent, but fail to repair the cartilaginous injuries with authentic hyaline cartilage. There has been a surge of interest in developing cell-based therapies, focused particularly on the use of mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells with or without scaffolds. Mesenchymal stem/progenitor cells are promising graft cells for tissue regeneration, but the most suitable source of cells for cartilage repair remains controversial...
July 18, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718332/a-peculiar-form-of-breast-fat-necrosis-simulating-hyaline-ring-granuloma-so-called-pulse-granuloma-a-rare-complication-of-hyperparathyroidism
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Maria García-Martos, Angel Panizo-Santos
Pulse granuloma is a rare, foreign body inflammatory reaction that occurs mainly in the oral cavity. It is exceedingly rare elsewhere, with only isolated cases described in the literature. We report the case of a 79-year-old woman with a history of normocalcemic hyperparathyroidism who presented to our hospital with a painful 4-cm lump in the upper quadrants-upper outer quadrant of her left breast. The clinical and radiological (BIRADS-5) findings were indicative of a malignant lesion. However, core needle biopsy revealed features simulating hyaline ring granuloma (pulse granuloma-like)...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716681/mri-magic-angle-effect-in-femorotibial-cartilages-of-the-red-kangaroo
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Tonima S Ali, Namal Thibbotuwawa, YuanTong Gu, Konstantin I Momot
OBJECTIVE: Kangaroo knee cartilages are robust tissues that can support knee flexion and endure high levels of compressive stress. This study aimed to develop a detailed understanding of the collagen architecture in kangaroo knee cartilages and thus obtain insights into the biophysical basis of their function. DESIGN: Cylindrical/square plugs from femoral and tibial hyaline cartilage and tibial fibrocartilage were excised from the knees of three adult red kangaroos...
July 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715962/in-vitro-analysis-of-the-differentiation-capacity-of-postmortally-isolated-human-chondrocytes-influenced-by-different-growth-factors-and-oxygen-levels
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Anika Jonitz-Heincke, Annett Klinder, Diana Boy, Achim Salamon, Doris Hansmann, Juliane Pasold, Andreas Buettner, Rainer Bader
Objective In the present in vitro study, we analyzed the chondrogenic differentiation capacity of human chondrocytes postmortally isolated from unaffected knee cartilage by the addition of transforming growth factor-β1 (TGF-β1) and/or insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and different oxygen levels. Design After 14 and 35 days, DNA concentrations and protein contents of Col1, Col2, aggrecan as well as glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) of chondrocytes cultivated as pellet cultures were analyzed. Additionally, expression rates of mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)-associated differentiation markers were assessed in monolayer cultures...
July 1, 2017: Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713920/low%C3%A2-dose-halofuginone-inhibits-the-synthesis-of-type-i-collagen-without-influencing-type-ii-collagen-in-the-extracellular-matrix-of-chondrocytes
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Zeng Li, Hao Fei, Zhen Wang, Tianyi Zhu
Full‑thickness and large area defects of articular cartilage are unable to completely repair themselves and require surgical intervention, including microfracture, autologous or allogeneic osteochondral grafts, and autologous chondrocyte implantation. A large proportion of regenerative cartilage exists as fibrocartilage, which is unable to withstand impacts in the same way as native hyaline cartilage, owing to excess synthesis of type I collagen in the matrix. The present study demonstrated that low‑dose halofuginone (HF), a plant alkaloid isolated from Dichroa febrifuga, may inhibit the synthesis of type I collagen without influencing type II collagen in the extracellular matrix of chondrocytes...
July 15, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711639/skin-permeability-enhancement-by-bacillus-subtilis-alkaline-protease-application-to-transdermal-drug-delivery
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Mohamed I Nounou, Taha I Zaghloul, Nehal A Ahmed, Amira A Eid, Labiba K El-Khordagui
Enzymes may offer great potentials in topical pharmaceutical applications provided that treatment conditions are controlled for efficacy and safety. In this study, the effect of alkaline protease produced by recombinant Bacillus subtilis cells on the ex-vivo permeability of rabbit ear skin was investigated under different conditions of enzyme activity (5-60 units) and exposure time (15-60min). Data for transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and permeation of a hydrophilic dye, rhodamine B (Rb), indicated biphasic activity-dependent and exposure time-dependent skin permeability...
July 12, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710591/effect-of-dietary-phytase-supplementation-on-bone-and-hyaline-cartilage-development-of-broilers-fed-with-organically-complexed-copper-in-a-cu-deficient-diet
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Siemowit Muszyński, Ewa Tomaszewska, Małgorzata Kwiecień, Piotr Dobrowolski, Agnieszka Tomczyk
Tibial mechanical, chemical, and histomorphometrical traits were investigated for growing male Ross 308 broiler chickens fed diets that had copper (Cu) from organic source at a lowered level of 25% of the daily requirement (4 mg kg(-1) of a premix) with or without phytase. Dietary treatments were control non-copper, non-phytase group (0 Suppl); 4 mg kg(-1) Cu non-phytase group (25%Cu); and 4 mg kg(-1) Cu + 500 FTU kg(-1) phytase group (25%Cu + phyt). The results show that birds fed with the addition of phytase exhibited improved weight gain and final body weight and had increased serum IGF-1 and osteocalcin concentrations...
July 15, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708257/aquaporin1-and-3-modification-as-a-result-of-chondrogenic-differentiation-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cell
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Adriana Carol Eleonora Graziano, Rosanna Avola, Giovanna Pannuzzo, Venera Cardile
Chondrocytes are cells of articular cartilage particularly sensitive to water transport and ionic and osmotic changes from extracellular environment and responsible for the production of the synovial fluid. Aquaporins (AQPs) are a family of water and small solute transport channel proteins identified in several tissues, involved in physiological pathways and in manifold human diseases. In a recent period, AQP1 and 3 seem to have a role in metabolic water regulation in articular cartilage of load bearing joints...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706836/arthroscopic-treatment-of-capitellum-osteochondritis-dissecans-with-micronized-allogeneic-cartilage-scaffold
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Paul E Caldwell, Brett Auerbach, Sara E Pearson
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the capitellum is a common disorder that causes pain and functional limitation in the adolescent elbow. Although conservative management is the first line of treatment, surgical intervention is usually recommended for patients with persistent mechanical symptoms, loose bodies, or unstable lesions. Elbow arthroscopy has become the gold standard to evaluate and treat symptomatic OCD lesions. Arthroscopic debridement and bone marrow stimulation have been shown to yield good short-term results...
June 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706311/first-report-of-the-fig-cyst-nematode-heterodera-fici-kirjanova-on-fig-tree-ficus-carica-in-ontario-canada
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Fengcheng Sun, Neil Henry, Qing Yu
Although fig trees are a popular ornamental fruit tree in subtropical regions, some hardy species, such as Ficus carica, have been grown in the west coast of British Columbia and southern Ontario in Canada. The fig cyst nematode, Heterodera fici Kirjanova, is a pest on fig plants, and the heavy infestation can cause retarded growth and yellowing of leaves (Maqbool et al., 1987). In the spring of 2016, a sample of rhizosphere from a potted fig (F. carica) seedling was submitted to the Nematology Laboratory, Canadian Food Inspection Agency...
June 2017: Journal of Nematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705915/microarray-analysis-of-bone-marrow-lesions-in-osteoarthritis-demonstrates-upregulation-of-genes-implicated-in-osteochondral-turnover-neurogenesis-and-inflammation
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Anasuya Kuttapitiya, Lena Assi, Ken Laing, Caroline Hing, Philip Mitchell, Guy Whitley, Abiola Harrison, Franklyn A Howe, Vivian Ejindu, Christine Heron, Nidhi Sofat
OBJECTIVE: Bone marrow lesions (BMLs) are well described in osteoarthritis (OA) using MRI and are associated with pain, but little is known about their pathological characteristics and gene expression. We evaluated BMLs using novel tissue analysis tools to gain a deeper understanding of their cellular and molecular expression. METHODS: We recruited 98 participants, 72 with advanced OA requiring total knee replacement (TKR), 12 with mild OA and 14 non-OA controls...
July 13, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705285/childhood-onset-keratosis-lichenoides-chronica-accompanied-by-severe-hair-loss
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Sibel Dogan, Efsun Kılınç, Gül Erkin Özaygen, Nilgün Atakan, Özay Gököz, Sibel Ersoy Evans
A 37-year-old woman attended the dermatology outpatient clinic because of recent hair loss from the eyebrows and axillae. Her past medical history revealed mild generalized erythema and hyperpigmented papules and plaques since childhood. On dermatologic examination, there were flat-topped, purple to brown hyperkeratotic lichenoid papules and linear plaques on the elbows, trunk, and buttocks, some of which coalesced into hyperpigmented reticular plaques on the axillae, neck, and groin. Mild erythema was noted...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705162/the-effect-of-autologous-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-a-large-osteochondral-defect-of-the-knee-following-unsuccessful-surgical-intervention-of-osteochondritis-dissecans-a-case-study
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Julien Freitag, Kiran Shah, James Wickham, Richard Boyd, Abi Tenen
BACKGROUND: A prospective analysis of the effect of autologous adipose derived mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) therapy in the treatment of an osteochondral defect of the knee with early progressive osteoarthritis following unsuccessful surgical intervention of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD). CASE PRESENTATION: After failed conventional management of OCD a patient undergoes intra-articular MSC therapy. Patient outcome measures included the Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS), the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC) and the Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS)...
July 14, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704392/redifferentiation-of-aged-human-articular-chondrocytes-by-combining-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-and-melanoma-inhibitory-activity-protein-in-3d-culture
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Stephan Payr, Brigitte Tichy, Clemens Atteneder, Marc Michel, Thomas Tiefenboeck, Nikolaus Lang, Sylvia Nuernberger, Stefan Hajdu, Elizabeth Rosado-Balmayor, Stefan Marlovits, Christian Albrecht
Melanoma inhibitory activity (MIA) affects the differentiation to hyaline cartilage and can inhibit the osteogenic potential of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2 in mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). The aim of this study was to investigate if MIA also inhibits the osteogenic potential of BMP-2 in human articular chondrocytes during redifferentiation, which may lead to a higher grade of differentiation without calcification. HAC of four female patients (mean age: 73.75 ±6.98) were seeded into 3D culture for 28 days; after adding the recombinant proteins, four groups were formed (Control, BMP-2, MIA, BMP-2+MIA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702400/sarcomatous-transformation-of-a-hemosiderotic-fibrohistiocytic-lipomatous-tumor-a-case-report
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Renata Margarida Etchebehere, Elia Cláudia Souza Almeida, Carlos David Teixeira Santos, Adilha Misson Rua Micheletti, Antônio Sebastião Leitão
Hemosiderotic fibrohistiocytic lipomatous tumors are rare neoplasms that were first described in 2000. Initially considered a benign lipotamous lesion of the soft tissues, nowadays they are considered to be a locally aggressive tumor. They occur mainly in the foot and ankle of women in their fifth and sixth decades, although they may be found in any place in the lower limbs and, more rarely, in other parts of the body. Histologically, hemosiderotic fibrohistiocytic lipomatous tumors consist of a mixture of mature adipose tissue, fusiform cell fascicles, macrophages that often contain cytoplasmic hemosiderin, mononuclear inflammatory infiltrate, and stroma that may be focally myxoid...
May 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699925/quantifying-baseline-fixed-charge-density-in-healthy-human-cartilage-endplate-a-two-point-electrical-conductivity-method
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Yongren Wu, Sarah E Cisewski, Yi Sun, Brooke J Damon, Barton L Sachs, Vincent D Pellegrini, Elizabeth H Slate, Hai Yao
STUDY DESIGN: Regional measurements of fixed charge densities (FCDs) of healthy human cartilage endplate (CEP) using a two-point electrical conductivity approach. OBJECTIVE: To determine the FCDs at four different regions (central, lateral, anterior, and posterior) of human CEP, and correlate the FCDs with tissue biochemical composition. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The CEP, a thin layer of hyaline cartilage on the cranial and caudal surfaces of the intervertebral disc, plays an irreplaceable role in maintaining the unique physiological mechano-electrochemical environment inside the disc...
January 5, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698448/-a-case-of-chronic-myelogenous-leukemia-that-developed-fibrous-pericarditis-owing-to-nilotinib-use
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Shogo Miura, Kazuyuki Murase, Akira Sakurada, Kohichi Takada, Satoshi Iyama, Tsutomu Sato, Yasushi Sato, Koji Miyanishi, Masayoshi Kobune, Atsuko Muranaka, Kazutoshi Tachibana, Junji Kato
A 64-year-old man was diagnosed with chronic-phase chronic myelogenous leukemia(CML)in May 2009. He was treated with imatinib and achieved complete cytogenetic response(CCyR)in 2 months. After 4 months of treatment, he developed interstitial pneumonia and became intolerant to imatinib. He was then switched to nilotinib from October of the same year. In June 2013, he was diagnosed with drug-induced pericarditis resulting from nilotinib use, and thus, nilotinib was discontinued. Subsequently, he was followed up without specific treatment for CML...
June 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692601/recurrent-braf-gene-rearrangements-in-myxoinflammatory-fibroblastic-sarcomas-but-not-hemosiderotic-fibrolipomatous-tumors
#19
Yu-Chien Kao, Valentina Ranucci, Lei Zhang, Yun-Shao Sung, Edward A Athanasian, David Swanson, Brendan C Dickson, Cristina R Antonescu
Myxoinflammatory fibroblastic sarcoma (MIFS) is a low grade soft tissue sarcoma with a predilection for acral sites, being associated with a high rate of local recurrence but very infrequent distant metastases. Although a t(1;10) translocation resulting in TGFBR3-MGEA5 fusion has been reported as a recurrent genetic event in MIFS, this abnormality is seen only in a subset of cases. As no studies to date have investigated the spectrum of alternative genetic alterations in TGFBR3-MGEA5 fusion negative MIFS, we undertook a genetic analysis of this particular cohort for further molecular classification...
July 7, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690520/extraskeletal-chondroma-of-the-index-finger-a-case-report
#20
Masato Saito, Kazumasa Nishimoto, Robert Nakayama, Kazutaka Kikuta, Masaya Nakamura, Morio Matsumoto, Hideo Morioka
Extraskeletal chondroma is defined as a rare, benign, cartilaginous tumor arising from soft tissues such as tendons, tendon sheath synovia, and joint capsules with no continuity to the periosteum or bone cortex. In histopathologic findings, the tumor exhibits many lobular structures and some parts similar to hyaline cartilage. Therefore, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate this tumor from low-grade chondrosarcoma because of their similar histopathologic findings. In order to prevent recurrence, it is necessary to remove the tumor as a whole, including the capsule, so as not to leave any remnants of the tumor...
May 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
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