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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108647/effects-of-early-life-exposure-to-thip-on-brainstem-neuronal-excitability-in-the-mecp2-null-mouse-model-of-rett-syndrome-before-and-after-drug-withdrawal
#1
Weiwei Zhong, Christopher M Johnson, Ningren Cui, Max F Oginsky, Yang Wu, Chun Jiang
Rett syndrome (RTT) is mostly caused by mutations of the X-linked MECP2 gene. Although the causal neuronal mechanisms are still unclear, accumulating experimental evidence obtained from Mecp2(-/Y) mice suggests that imbalanced excitation/inhibition in central neurons plays a major role. Several approaches may help to rebalance the excitation/inhibition, including agonists of GABAA receptors (GABAAR). Indeed, our previous studies have shown that early-life exposure of Mecp2-null mice to the extrasynaptic GABAAR agonist THIP alleviates several RTT-like symptoms including breathing disorders, motor dysfunction, social behaviors, and lifespan...
January 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108504/youtube-and-the-single-rod-contraceptive-implant-a-content-analysis
#2
Jennifer Paul, Christy M Boraas, Mildred Duvet, Judy C Chang
BACKGROUND: Since the internet has become an important source of contraceptive information with YouTube.com as the second most visited site, we analysed contraceptive implant YouTube videos for content and clinical accuracy. METHODS: Using the terms 'contraceptive implant', 'Nexplanon' and 'Implanon', the top 20 results on YouTube by relevance and view count were identified. After excluding duplicates, single-rod implant videos in English were included. Videos were classified as providing a professional or patient perspective...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107735/breast-cancers-detected-in-only-one-of-two-arms-of-a-tomosynthesis-3d-mammography-population-screening-trial-storm-2
#3
Daniela Bernardi, Nehmat Houssami
The prospective 'screening with tomosynthesis or standard mammography-2 (STORM-2)' trial compared mammography screen-reading strategies and showed that each of integrated 2D/3D-mammography or 2Dsynthetic/3D-mammography detected significantly more breast cancers than 2D-mammography alone. This short report describes 13 (from 90) cancers detected in only one of two parallel double-reading arms implemented in STORM-2. Amongst this subset of cases, the majority was invasive cancer ≤16 mm, mostly depicted as irregular masses or distortions...
January 17, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107034/automated-measurement-of-magnesium-calcium-ratios-in-gastropod-shells-using-laser-induced-breakdown-spectroscopy-for-paleoclimatic-applications
#4
Adolfo Cobo, Asier García-Escárzaga, Igor Gutiérrez-Zugasti, Jesús Setién, Manuel R González-Morales, José Miguel López-Higuera
The chemical composition of mollusk shells offers information about environmental conditions present during the lifespan of the organism. Shells found in geological deposits and in many archeological sites can help to reconstruct past climatic conditions. For example, a correlation has been found between seawater temperature and the amount of some substituent elements (e.g., magnesium, strontium) in the biogenerated calcium carbonate matrix of the shell, although it is very species-specific. Here we propose the use laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) to estimate Mg/Ca ratios in modern specimens of the common limpet Patella vulgata...
January 1, 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106613/relationship-of-sleep-duration-and-regularity-with-dietary-intake-among-preschool-aged-children-with-obesity-from-low-income-families
#5
Megan E Petrov, Kiley B Vander Wyst, Corrie M Whisner, Mihyun Jeong, Michaela Denniston, Michael W Moramarco, Martina R Gallagher, Elizabeth Reifsnider
OBJECTIVE: Diet is a modifiable factor associated with pediatric obesity outcomes, but few studies have evaluated the relationships of sleep duration and regularity on dietary intake of young preschool-aged children. The goal of this study was to evaluate whether short sleep duration and irregular sleep timing were associated with greater calorie, carbohydrate and fat consumption among young children with obesity from low-income families. METHODS: Fifty-one ethnically diverse children aged 2 to 4 years were recruited from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children clinics in a southeast Texas county...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106503/ct-and-mri-findings-of-thymic-carcinoid
#6
Aya Shimamoto, Kazuto Ashizawa, Yasuo Kido, Hideyuki Hayashi, Takeshi Nagayasu, Atsushi Kawakami, Hiroshi Mukae, Tomayoshi Hayashi, Mayumi Ohtsubo, Kazuto Shigematsu, Takahiko Nakazono, Hidetake Yabuuchi, Masataka Uetani
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of thymic carcinoid and to compare these findings with previously published findings of thymoma. METHODS: Eleven cases of pathologically proven thymic carcinoid were reviewed retrospectively. Three patients had typical carcinoid and eight patients had atypical carcinoid. The characteristics of the tumours and related thoracic abnormalities were assessed in each case on CT and/or MRI by two chest radiologists...
January 20, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105789/pdgfra-amplification-in-multiple-skin-lesions-of-undifferentiated-pleomorphic-sarcoma-ups-a-clue-for-intimal-sarcoma-metastases
#7
A Osio, M-D Vignon-Pennamen, F Pedeutour, C Le Maignan, F Koskas, C Lebbé, A Janin, M Battistella
A 62-year-old HIV-positive man was admitted for multiple cutaneous and subcutaneous nodules on his lower limbs, corresponding to an undifferentiated proliferation of spindle and pleomorphic cells, with irregular nuclei and numerous mitoses. The tumor cells were negative for a large panel of immunohistochemical markers, except CD10. MDM2 immunohistochemical staining was also negative, leading to the diagnosis of FNCLCC grade III Undifferentiated Pleomorphic Sarcoma (UPS). aCGH showed a highly complex karyotype, with amplification of the 4q12 region, an area that contains only the PDGFRa gene...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105630/histopathological-features-of-endometritis-eosinophilica-in-mares
#8
Anna Lena Grimm, Heinz-Adolf Schoon, Sandra Schöniger
Equine endometritis eosinophilica (EE) is rarely described and its diagnostic criteria are not defined. The aim of this study was to characterize histological features of EE. A data base (1995-2013) was searched for biopsies with increased eosinophils. This study included all biopsies with this diagnosis and representative biopsies without this record. The definition of equine EE was based on criteria for EE in women and the results of the determination of physiological numbers of eosinophils within the equine endometrium...
January 20, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105356/conversion-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer-with-peritoneal-metastases-using-intravenous-and-intraperitoneal-paclitaxel-with-s-1
#9
Hiromitsu Kitayama, Yasushi Tsuji, Tomohiro Kondo, Junko Sugiyama, Michiaki Hirayama, Kazuyuki Yamamoto, You Kawarada, Yumiko Oyamada, Satoshi Hirano
Combination chemotherapy consisting of systemic and intraperitoneal agents against peritoneal metastases from several types of cancer has shown promising results. We herein report a case in which combination therapy with intravenous and intraperitoneal paclitaxel with S-1 converted an unresectable pancreatic cancer with peritoneal metastases into a resectable one. The patient was a 65-year old woman with recurrent pancreatitis for 5 months. Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration revealed minute epithelial masses composed of cells with irregular nuclei in the pancreatic body...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105132/unenhanced-areas-revealed-by-contrast-enhanced-abdominal-ultrasonography-with-sonazoid%C3%A2-potentially-correspond-to-colorectal-cancer
#10
Minoru Tomizawa, Mizuki Togashi, Fuminobu Shinozaki, Rumiko Hasegawa, Yoshinori Shirai, Midori Noritake, Yukie Matsuoka, Hiroaki Kainuma, Yasuji Iwasaki, Kazunori Fugo, Yasufumi Motoyoshi, Takao Sugiyama, Shigenori Yamamoto, Takashi Kishimoto, Naoki Ishige
The present study investigated the potential utility of contrast-enhanced abdominal ultrasonography (CEUS), using Sonazoid™, in colorectal cancer (CRC). Three patients were subjected to CEUS with Sonazoid™. Surgical specimens were immunostained for CD31. Numbers of blood vessels positive for CD31 were analyzed in each of five fields at ×400 magnification and averaged to determine blood vessel density. Blood vessel density was compared between non-tumorous and tumorous areas. Prior to the administration of Sonazoid™, CRC was illustrated as irregular-shaped wall thickening...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105131/immunoglobulin-g4-related-acquired-hemophilia-a-case-report
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Xiaoyan Li, Wei Duan, Xiang Zhu, Jianying Xu
Acquired hemophilia A (AHA) is a relatively rare and life-threatening bleeding disorder whose pathogenesis is not completely understood. The present study reports a rare case of immunogubulin (IgG)4-related AHA with multisystemic involvement. A 55-year old male patient presented with symptoms of bronchial asthma and multiple subdermal hematomas. Chest computed tomography showed multiple diffuse nodular lesions with thickening of bronchovascular bundles, and scattered high-density spots in both lung lobes. Laboratory investigations showed increased activated partial prothrombin time (120...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103922/assessment-and-diagnostic-accuracy-of-lymph-node-status-to-predict-stage-iii-colon-cancer-using-computed-tomography
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Erik Rollvén, Mirna Abraham-Nordling, Torbjörn Holm, Lennart Blomqvist
BACKGROUND: To study different imaging criteria for prediction of lymph node metastases (Stage III disease) in colon cancer using CT. METHODS: In a retrospective setting, 483 consecutive patients with histology proven colon cancer underwent elective primary resection during 2008-2011, a cohort of 119 patients were included. Contrast enhanced CT examinations, in portal-venous phase, were reviewed with assessment of the number of lymph nodes, their anatomical distribution, size, size ratio, internal heterogeneity, presence of irregular outer border and attenuation values...
January 19, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101433/use-of-sonic-tomography-to-detect-and-quantify-wood-decay-in-living-trees
#13
Gregory S Gilbert, Javier O Ballesteros, Cesar A Barrios-Rodriguez, Ernesto F Bonadies, Marjorie L Cedeño-Sánchez, Nohely J Fossatti-Caballero, Mariam M Trejos-Rodríguez, José Moises Pérez-Suñiga, Katharine S Holub-Young, Laura A W Henn, Jennifer B Thompson, Cesar G García-López, Amanda C Romo, Daniel C Johnston, Pablo P Barrick, Fulvia A Jordan, Shiran Hershcovich, Natalie Russo, Juan David Sánchez, Juan Pablo Fábrega, Raleigh Lumpkin, Hunter A McWilliams, Kathleen N Chester, Alana C Burgos, E Beatriz Wong, Jonathan H Diab, Sonia A Renteria, Jennifer T Harrower, Douglas A Hooton, Travis C Glenn, Brant C Faircloth, Stephen P Hubbell
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Field methodology and image analysis protocols using acoustic tomography were developed and evaluated as a tool to estimate the amount of internal decay and damage of living trees, with special attention to tropical rainforest trees with irregular trunk shapes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Living trunks of a diversity of tree species in tropical rainforests in the Republic of Panama were scanned using an Argus Electronic PiCUS 3 Sonic Tomograph and evaluated for the amount and patterns of internal decay...
December 2016: Applications in Plant Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101370/recurrent-ovarian-sertoli-leydig-cell-tumor-in-a-child-with-peutz-jeghers-syndrome
#14
Edward J Bellfield, Ramin Alemzadeh
We present a female child with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) with a recurrent ovarian Sertoli-Leydig cell tumor (SLCT). SLCTs are relatively rare sex cord neoplasms that can occur in PJS. The patient was an African-American female who first presented at the age of 3 years with precocious puberty, and then at the age of 17 years with abdominal pain and irregular menses. In each case, she had resection of the mass, which included oophorectomy. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case in a child with PJS to have a recurrent ovarian SLCT...
August 2016: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101349/clear-cell-carcinoma-of-the-lower-uterine-segment-a-case-report
#15
Yusuke Matoba, Iori Kisu, Keiko Saotome, Motoko Katayama, Makiko Taniguchi, Yumiko Miura, Taeko Goto, Nobumaru Hirao
Uterine carcinoma of the lower uterine segment (LUS) is a rare tumor that accounts for 3-3.5% of cases of uterine malignant cancer. The tumor arises from the lower region of the uterine body through the upper region of the cervix. The present study reported a case of clear cell carcinoma that originated from the LUS. A 50-year-old woman visited a local hospital due to irregular vaginal bleeding. She was suspected to have a uterine tumor and was referred to Tachikawa Hospital (Tokyo, Japan). Transvaginal ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a uterine tumor from the lower region of the uterine body through the upper region of the cervix...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100910/a-novel-sequence-variant-in-sfrp4-causing-pyle-disease
#16
Chelna Galada, Hitesh Shah, Anju Shukla, Katta M Girisha
Pyle disease (PYL) is an extremely rare disorder of irregular development of long bone. Recently, homozygous mutations in secreted frizzled-related protein 4 gene (SFRP4) gene were found to underlie this condition. Sequencing of coding regions of SFRP4 gene from an 11-year-old female with PYL was performed. A novel homozygous nonsense variant, c.183C>G (p.Y61*) was observed. Segregation analysis in the patient revealed a germline mutation, resulting in reduced protein formation. This is the second report from a fourth affected family with a SFRP4 mutation causing PYL disease...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099955/dermoscopy-of-granuloma-annulare-a-clinical-and-histological-correlation-study
#17
Enzo Errichetti, Aimilios Lallas, Zoe Apalla, Alessandro Di Stefani, Giuseppe Stinco
BACKGROUND: Dermoscopy of granuloma annulare has been investigated by several studies, but none of them took into account the variability of dermoscopic findings according to clinical characteristics and/or histological subtype. OBJECTIVE: To describe the dermoscopic features of classic granuloma annulare and seek possible dermoscopic clues related to specific clinical findings/histological subpatterns. METHODS: A representative dermoscopic image of a target lesion (the most active lesion underwent histological examination) was retrospectively assessed for the presence of specific morphological findings, correlating them with clinical variables, i...
January 19, 2017: Dermatology: International Journal for Clinical and Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098926/relevance-of-osteoclast-specific-enzyme-activities-in-cell-based-in-vitro-resorption-assays
#18
A Bernhardt, K Koperski, M Schumacher, M Gelinsky
Cell-based in vitro resorption assays are an important tool to simulate the in vivo biodegradation of resorbable bone graft materials and to predict their clinical performance. The present study analyses the activity of osteoclast-specific enzymes as potential surrogate measures for classical pit assay, which is not applicable on irregular structured materials. Osteoclasts derived from human peripheral blood mononuclear cells were cultivated on different surfaces: calcium phosphate bone cements (CPC), dentin discs, osteoblast-derived extracellular matrix (ECM) and tissue culture polystyrene as control...
January 18, 2017: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098810/state-of-the-art-dtm-generation-using-airborne-lidar-data
#19
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Ziyue Chen, Bingbo Gao, Bernard Devereux
Digital terrain model (DTM) generation is the fundamental application of airborne Lidar data. In past decades, a large body of studies has been conducted to present and experiment a variety of DTM generation methods. Although great progress has been made, DTM generation, especially DTM generation in specific terrain situations, remains challenging. This research introduces the general principles of DTM generation and reviews diverse mainstream DTM generation methods. In accordance with the filtering strategy, these methods are classified into six categories: surface-based adjustment; morphology-based filtering, triangulated irregular network (TIN)-based refinement, segmentation and classification, statistical analysis and multi-scale comparison...
January 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098212/different-volumetric-measurement-methods-for-pituitary-adenomas-and-their-crucial-clinical-significance
#20
Chi-Cheng Chuang, Shinn-Yn Lin, Ping-Ching Pai, Jiun-Lin Yan, Cheng-Hong Toh, Shih-Tseng Lee, Kuo-Chen Wei, Zhuo-Hao Liu, Chung-Ming Chen, Yu-Chi Wang, Cheng-Chi Lee
Confirming the status of residual tumors is crucial. In stationary or spontaneous regression cases, early treatments are inappropriate. The long-used geometric calculation formula is 1/2 (length × width × height). However, it yields only rough estimates and is particularly unreliable for irregularly shaped masses. In our study, we attempted to propose a more accurate method. Between 2004 and 2014, 94 patients with pituitary tumors were enrolled in this retrospective study. All patients underwent transsphenoidal surgery and received magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
January 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
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