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F Raherinantenaina, R A L Rakotorahalahy, M C G Andrianandraina, H N Rakoto Ratsimba, T M A Rajaonanahary
A false aneurysm or pseudoaneurysm (PA) is the formation of a pulsatile and encapsulated hematoma in communication with the lumen of a perforated artery. Its origin is different but most cases are associated with a traumatic event. Currently, the referenced treatment is endovascular surgery but it is not feasible for the majority of vascular surgeons working in a tropical environment. The aim of this study was to describe the diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of arterial PA (APA) encountered in our institution and to evaluate the place of open surgical technique in their management...
December 2017: Journal de Médecine Vasculaire
Anish M S Shrestha, Martin C Frith, Kiyoshi Asai, Hugues Richard
Performing sequence alignment to identify structural variants, such as large deletions, from genome sequencing data is a fundamental task, but current methods are far from perfect. The current practice is to independently align each DNA read to a reference genome. We show that the propensity of genomic rearrangements to accumulate in repeat-rich regions imposes severe ambiguities in these alignments, and consequently on the variant calls-with current read lengths, this affects more than one third of known large deletions in the C...
February 16, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
Ramy Ragheb, Alexandre Chuyen, Magali Torres, Arnaud Defaye, Denis Seyres, Laurent Kremmer, Nicolas Fernandez-Nunez, Hervé Tricoire, Pascal Rihet, Catherine Nguyen, Laurence Röder, Laurent Perrin
In mammals, both sterile wounding and infection induce inflammation and activate the innate immune system, and the combination of both challenges may lead to severe health defects, revealing the importance of the balance between the intensity and resolution of the inflammatory response for the organism's fitness. Underlying mechanisms remain however elusive. Using Drosophila, we show that, upon infection with the entomopathogenic bacterium Pseudomonas entomophila (Pe), a sterile wounding induces a reduced resistance and increased host mortality...
November 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
Afshin Taheriazam, Amin Saeidinia
RATIONALE: Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic systemic connective tissue disease. Total hip and knee arthroplasties are common major orthopaedic procedures worldwide. PATIENT CONCERNS: To date, no studies have presented 1-stage concurrent total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We reported a case which is, to our knowledge, the first description of both THA and TKA in a patient with RA simultaneously...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Q An, M-W Jin, X-J An, S-M Xu, L Wang
OBJECTIVE: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), is a rare autoimmune joint disorder of children. The concrete causes for the prevalence of the above pathological state are still unknown. In other words, it is an arthritis affecting mainly children and adolescents. Clinically, it has 3 different clinical subtypes. JRA patients are often noticed with some confirmed symptoms including coagulopathy, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with hepatosplenomegaly, fall in erythrocyte sedimentation rate and higher levels of liver enzymes leading to a life-threatening outcome...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Harifetra Mamy Richard Randriamizao, Aurélia Rakotondrainibe, Nadia Marie Philibertine Rahanitriniaina, Andriambelo Tovohery Rajaonera, Mamy Lalatiana Andriamanarivo
The management of esophageal atresia is still limited due to the precariousness of technical equipments in Madagascar. Our case study aims to highlight possible therapeutic options and to describe the progresses to be made so as to optimize treatment of this congenital pathology. We collected the medical records of all patients hospitalized for esophageal atresia in the Department of Surgical Reanimation at the University Hospital-JRA Antananarivo. The first patients admitted who survived for a period of 42 months (between January 2011 and June 2014) were included in the study...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
Saeed Aslani, Mahdi Mahmoudi, Arash Salmaninejad, Shiva Poursani, Vahid Ziaee, Nima Rezaei
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a common chronic systemic autoimmune disease in children. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4) gene are suspected to have association with the risk of autoimmune diseases. Previous investigations have indicated that the STAT4 rs7574865 T allele was significantly associated with rheumatoid arthritis. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the association of STAT4 SNPs with JRA in Iranian population. T allele of STAT4 rs7574865 SNP was less frequent in patients than in controls, and the difference was not significant (p = 0...
June 2017: Fetal and Pediatric Pathology
Hyo-Jeong Kwon, You Lim Kim, Hyun Soo Lee, Suk Min Lee
[Purpose] This study was conducted to assess the physical fitness of children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). [Subjects and Methods] In total, 26 children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and 25 healthy controls participated in this study. Using the physical fitness measurement instruments, the Inbody 720 and Quark b2, the elements of physical fitness that were assessed included muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, lung capacity, and body composition. [Results] The results revealed significant differences in muscular strength, muscular endurance, lung capacity, body composition, functional ability, and health-related quality of life between the children with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and the control group...
March 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Johnny Ludvigsson, Michael P Jones, Åshild Faresjö
Worm infestations influence the immune system and may therefore decrease the risk for autoimmune diseases. The aim of the study was to determine whether children who have developed autoimmune disease were less likely to have had worm infestations in childhood. The ABIS-study is a prospective population-based cohort study of children born in southeast Sweden 1997/99. 17.055 children participated. As of June 2014 116 individuals had developed Type 1 diabetes, 181 celiac disease, and 53 Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis...
2017: PloS One
Daniel P Bebber, Ángela Delgado Castillo, Sarah J Gurr
Many fungal plant diseases are strongly controlled by weather, and global climate change is thus likely to have affected fungal pathogen distributions and impacts. Modelling the response of plant diseases to climate change is hampered by the difficulty of estimating pathogen-relevant microclimatic variables from standard meteorological data. The availability of increasingly sophisticated high-resolution climate reanalyses may help overcome this challenge. We illustrate the use of climate reanalyses by testing the hypothesis that climate change increased the likelihood of the 2008-2011 outbreak of Coffee Leaf Rust (CLR, Hemileia vastatrix) in Colombia...
December 5, 2016: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
Nguyen Thanh Dien, Yasuhiro Hirai, Shin-Ichi Sakai
In this study, we aim to determine the correlation between the height of the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) and the concentrations of polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) congeners, in an effort to improve comprehension of the atmospheric behavior of PBDEs. We used the PBDE data in air (n = 298), which were measured by the Japan Ministry of Environment (JMOE) at 50 sites across Japan during the period 2009-2012. The height of the ABL, which directly affects the PBDE concentrations in the near-surface air, was estimated by employing data retrieved from the Japanese global reanalysis (JRA-55) database, using the parcel and Richardson number method...
January 3, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
Yousuke Maeda, Michiko Hanada, Masa-Aki Oikawa
This report describes the descriptive epidemiology of racing fractures that occurred from the 1980s to 2000s on racetracks of the Japan Racing Association (JRA). The incidence of racehorse fractures during flat racing was approximately 1-2%. Fractures occurring during a race are more likely to occur in a forelimb. Fractures mostly occur at the third and fourth corners of oval tracks and on the home stretch. They also occur more frequently at the time of changing the leading limb. Comparison of the incidence of racing fracture between before and after reconstruction of the geometrical configuration of a racetrack revealed that there was an outstanding reduction in the number of serious fractures in the year before and after reconstruction...
2016: Journal of Equine Science
Melissa L Mannion, Fenglong Xie, John Baddley, Lang Chen, Jeffrey R Curtis, Kenneth Saag, Jie Zhang, Timothy Beukelman
BACKGROUND: To investigate the utilization of health care services before and after transfer from pediatric to adult rheumatology care in clinical practice. METHODS: Using US commercial claims data from January 2005 through August 2012, we identified individuals with a JIA diagnosis code from a pediatric rheumatologist followed by any diagnosis code from an adult rheumatologist. Individuals had 6 months observable time before the last pediatric visit and 6 months after the first adult visit...
September 5, 2016: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
Andrianimaro Florelia Martinetti, Rasoanaivo Mamy Andriantsoa, Rajaonera Tovohery Andriambelo, Rakotoarison Ratsaraharimanana Cathérine Nicole, Raveloson Nasolotsiry Enintsoa
Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (SPJ) is characterized by intestinal hamartomatous polyps in association with mucocutaneous lentiginosis. Patients are exposed to mechanical and bleeding complications. It is a cancer predisposition syndrome. Our study highlights the diagnostic criteria for Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (SPJ), the complications and the therapeutic progresses in patient care. We report the case of a 32-year-old male presenting with a massive melaena. It was hospitalized in the surgical intensive care unit with hypovolemic shock difficult to control...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
S Abramowicz, S Kim, S Prahalad, A F Chouinard, L B Kaban
The latest change in terminology from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) to juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), established by the International League of Associations for Rheumatology (ILAR), has resulted in some confusion for OMFS and other treating clinicians. JIA comprises a group of systemic inflammatory diseases that result in the destruction of hard and soft tissues in a single or multiple joints. In a significant number of patients, one or both temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are also involved. TMJ disease may be accompanied by pain, swelling, and limitation of motion, as well as mandibular retrognathism, open bite, and asymmetry...
July 2016: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Mohamed Ahmed Mahmoud Eid, Sobhy M Aly, Shamekh M El-Shamy
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of electromyographic (EMG) biofeedback training on pain, quadriceps strength, and functional ability in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA). DESIGN: This is a randomized controlled study; 36 children (11 boys and 25 girls) with polyarticular JRA, with ages ranging from 8 to 13 years, were selected and assigned randomly, using computer-generated random numbers, into 2 groups. The control group (n = 18) received the conventional physical therapy program, whereas the study group (n = 18) received the same program as the control group in addition to EMG biofeedback-guided isometric exercises for 3 days a week for 12 weeks...
December 2016: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Cláudio Santili, Wilson Lino Júnior, Ellen de Oliveira Goiano, Romero Antunes Barreto Lins, Gilberto Waisberg, Susana Dos Reis Braga, Miguel Akkari
Limping in children is a common complaint at pediatric, pediatric orthopaedic offices and in emergency rooms. There are several causes for this condition, and identifying them is a challenge. The older the patient, the better the anamnesis and more detailed the physical examination will be, enabling an easier medical assessment for searching the source of the disorder. In order to make the approach easier, three age groups can and should be considered. Among infants (1 to 3 years old), diagnosis will most likely be: transitory synovitis, septic arthritis, neurological disorders (mild brain palsy (BP) and muscular dystrophy), congenital hip dislocation (CHD), varus thigh, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) and neoplasias (osteoid osteoma, leukemia); in the scholar age group, between 4 and 10 years old, in addition to the diagnoses above, Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease, discoid meniscus, inferior limbs discrepancy and unspecific muscular pain; in adolescents (11 to 15 years old): slipped capital femoral epiphysis, congenital hip dislocation, chondrolysis, overuse syndromes, dissecans osteochondritis, and tarsal coalition...
January 2009: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
M A Mohamed, C Goldman, M El-Dib, H Aly
OBJECTIVE: Adverse pregnancy outcomes in mothers with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) are not known. The objective of this study was to examine the risk of preterm birth and restricted fetal growth in pregnant mothers diagnosed with JRA, and to examine the impact of race/ethnicity and maternal age on this association. STUDY DESIGN: Hospital discharge records for mothers who gave birth in 2011 and 2012 were examined in the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) database...
April 2016: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
Martina Felix, Mrinal Chayengia, Ritabrata Ghosh, Aditi Sharma, Mohit Prasad
Group cell migration is a highly coordinated process that is involved in a number of physiological events such as morphogenesis, wound healing and tumor metastasis. Unlike single cells, collectively moving cells are physically attached to each other and retain some degree of apical-basal polarity during the migratory phase. Although much is known about direction sensing, how polarity is regulated in multicellular movement remains unclear. Here we report the role of the protein kinase Pak3 in maintaining apical-basal polarity in migrating border cell clusters during Drosophila oogenesis...
November 1, 2015: Development
J F Mendoza Rincón, A K Rodríguez Elias, J M Fragoso, G Vargas Alarcón, K Maldonado Murillo, M L Rivas Jiménez, R E Barbosa Cobos, S Jimenez Morales, G Lugo Zamudio, C Tovilla Zárate, J Ramírez Bello
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a multifactorial disease. A combination of genetic and environmental risk factors contributes to its etiology. Several genes have been reported to be associated with susceptibility to the development of RA. The MHC2TA and FCRL3 genes have been associated previously with RA in Swedish and Japanese populations, respectively. In two recent reports, we show an association between FCRL3 and juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), and MHC2TA and acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in Mexican population...
February 2016: Rheumatology International
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