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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716263/exogenous-acrolein-intensifies-sensory-hypersensitivity-after-spinal-cord-injury-in-rat
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Breanne Butler, Glen Acosta, Riyi Shi
Acrolein, an α,β-unsaturated aldehyde associated with oxidative stress, is also a major toxic component of tobacco cigarette smoke, which has been reported in the clinic to coincide with the exacerbation of neuropathic pain after SCI. Previous reports have shown that acrolein involvement in spinal cord injury (SCI) is crucial to the development and persistence of neuropathic pain. Through the activation and upregulation of the transient receptor protein ankyrin-1 (TRPA1) cation channel, acrolein is capable of sensitizing the central nervous system in the acute and chronic stages of SCI...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706405/vulvar-lichen-sclerosus-et-atrophicus
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REVIEW
Pragya Ashok Nair
Vulvar lichen sclerosus (VLS) is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis characterized by ivory-white plaques or patches with glistening surface commonly affecting the vulva and anus. Common symptoms are irritation, soreness, dyspareunia, dysuria, and urinary or fecal incontinence. Anogenital lichen sclerosus (LS) is characterized by porcelain-white atrophic plaques, which may become confluent extending around the vulval and perianal skin in a figure of eight configuration. Thinning and shrinkage of the genital area make coitus, urination, and defecation painful...
April 2017: Journal of Mid-life Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688109/root-causes-and-social-consequences-of-birth-injuries-in-western-uganda
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Jennifer N Angell, Priscilla Busingye, Gabriel Y-K Ganyaglo, Cheryl A Moyer
Incontinence-inducing delivery injuries, such as obstetric fistula and anal-sphincter tears, are devastating sequelae of prolonged and obstructed labor, and can only be repaired through surgery. Such injuries are most prevalent in settings where delays and limitations in accessing emergency obstetric services are common [1, 2]. The 2011 Demographic and Health Survey of Uganda [3] estimated that 2% of Ugandan women have experienced obstetric fistula and resulting trans-vaginal urine or fecal incontinence. This article is protected by copyright...
July 8, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673551/analyses-of-slc13a5-epilepsy-patients-reveal-perturbations-of-tca-cycle
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Matthew N Bainbridge, Erin Cooney, Marcus Miller, Adam D Kennedy, Jacob E Wulff, Taraka Donti, Shalini N Jhangiani, Richard A Gibbs, Sarah H Elsea, Brenda E Porter, Brett H Graham
OBJECTIVE: To interrogate the metabolic profile of five subjects from three families with rare, nonsense and missense mutations in SLC13A5 and Early Infantile Epileptic Encephalopathies (EIEE) characterized by severe, neonatal onset seizures, psychomotor retardation and global developmental delay. METHODS: Mass spectrometry of plasma, CSF and urine was used to identify consistently dysregulated analytes in our subjects. RESULTS: Distinctive elevations of citrate and dysregulation of citric acid cycle intermediates, supporting the hypothesis that loss of SLC13A5 function alters tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA) metabolism and may disrupt metabolic compartmentation in the brain...
June 24, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672896/predictive-values-of-urine-paraquat-concentration-dose-of-poison-arterial-blood-lactate-and-apache-ii-score-in-the-prognosis-of-patients-with-acute-paraquat-poisoning
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Xiao-Wei Liu, Tao Ma, Lu-Lu Li, Bo Qu, Zhi Liu
The present study investigated the predictive values of urine paraquat (PQ) concentration, dose of poison, arterial blood lactate and Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation (APACHE) II score in the prognosis of patients with acute PQ poisoning. A total of 194 patients with acute PQ poisoning, hospitalized between April 2012 and January 2014 at the First Affiliated Hospital of P.R. China Medical University (Shenyang, China), were selected and divided into survival and mortality groups. Logistic regression analysis, receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curve analysis and Kaplan-Meier curve were applied to evaluate the values of urine paraquat (PQ) concentration, dose of poison, arterial blood lactate and (APACHE) II score for predicting the prognosis of patients with acute PQ poisoning...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662915/a-new-patient-with-intermediate-severe-salla-disease%C3%A2-with-hypomyelination-a-literature-review-for-salla-disease
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Rebecca Barmherzig, Garrett Bullivant, Dawn Cordeiro, David S Sinasac, Susan Blaser, Saadet Mercimek-Mahmutoglu
BACKGROUND: Likely pathogenic variants in SLC17A5 results in allelic disorders of free sialic acid metabolism including (1) infantile free sialic acid storage disease with severe global developmental delay, coarse facial features, hepatosplenomegaly, and cardiomegaly; (2) intermediate severe Salla disease with moderate to severe global developmental delay, hypotonia, and hypomyelination with or without coarse facial features, and (3) Salla disease with normal appearance, mild cognitive dysfunction, and spasticity...
June 1, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652453/predictive-factors-for-prolonged-urination-disorder-after-permanent-125-i-brachytherapy-for-localized-prostate-cancer
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Hidehisa Mori, Tomoharu Fukumori, Kei Daizumoto, Megumi Tsuda, Yoshihito Kusuhara, Tomoya Fukawa, Yasuyo Yamamoto, Kunihisa Yamaguchi, Masayuki Takahashi, Akiko Kubo, Takashi Kawanaka, Shunsuke Furutani, Hitoshi Ikushima, Hiro-Omi Kanayama
BACKGROUND: We assessed the change in LUTS after prostate brachytherapy to reveal factors for prolonged urination disorder. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred and four patients received prostate brachytherapy at our institution and were followed-up for at least 2 years. We evaluated the correlation of mean IPSS changes and clinical factors. Using multivariate analysis, we also evaluated clinical factors with potential to delay IPSS resolution. RESULTS: In cases with prostate volume more than 30 cm(3), radiation dose to 90% of prostate volume (D90) more than 160 Gy, and radiation dose to 30% of the urethral volume (UD30) more than 240 Gy, mean IPSS levels were significantly higher, even 30 months after treatment...
July 2017: In Vivo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652164/schistosoma-haematobium-a-delayed-cause-of-hematuria
#8
Wei Phin Tan, Thomas Hwang, Ji-Weon Park, Lev Elterman
A 22-year-old African-American man with recurrent episodes of gross hematuria for 6 months presented to the clinic for evaluation. A thorough history revealed that the patient emigrated from Mozambique to the United States 12 years ago. Urine culture was negative for a urinary tract infection. Cystoscopy revealed 4 lesions in the bladder. Biopsy of the bladder lesion revealed severe cystitis and Schistosoma Haematobium. The patient later confirmed that he used to swim in rivers and streams back in Africa. He completed a course of praziquantel and his gross hematuria resolved...
June 23, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648975/effect-of-extract-of-pueraria-tuberosa-on-expression-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-in-kidney-of-diabetic-rats
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Rashmi Shukla, Nidhi Pandey, Somanshu Banerjee, Yamini B Tripathi
BACKGROUNDS: Kidney hypoxia represents a unifying mechanism in the pathogenesis of diabetic nephropathy. Hypoxia-induced factor (HIF)-1α mediates the metabolic responses of renal hypoxia by modulating the expression of VEGF. In the present study, we investigated the effect of Pueraria tuberosa extract (PTY-2r) on the expression of HIF-1α, VEGF and nephrin in streptozotocin (STZ) induced diabetic nephropathy (DN). METHODS: The model of diabetic nephropathy (DN) was produced by intraperitoneal injection of 55mg/kg of STZ and maintained for 60days...
June 22, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635567/management-of-neobladder-complications-endoscopy-comes-first
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Ahmed M Moeen, Ahmed S Safwat, Ahmad A Elderwy, Hosny M Behnsawy, Mahmoud M Osman, Diaa A Hameed
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report the functional outcome after endoscopic management of neobladder complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Out of 197 patients who underwent radical cystectomy and orthotopic ileal neobladder reconstruction between 2007 and 2013, 30 patients with delayed postoperative complications were enrolled in this study. Complications were in the form of: eight patients with outflow obstruction, 12 with ureteroenteric stricture, nine with neobladder calculi and one with an isolated recurrent papillary tumor inside the neobladder...
April 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632164/the-role-of-hemoproteins-hemoglobin-myoglobin-and-neuroglobin-in-endogenous-thiosulfate-production-processes
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REVIEW
Anna Bilska-Wilkosz, Małgorzata Iciek, Magdalena Górny, Danuta Kowalczyk-Pachel
Thiosulfate formation and biodegradation processes link aerobic and anaerobic metabolism of cysteine. In these reactions, sulfite formed from thiosulfate is oxidized to sulfate while hydrogen sulfide is transformed into thiosulfate. These processes occurring mostly in mitochondria are described as a canonical hydrogen sulfide oxidation pathway. In this review, we discuss the current state of knowledge on the interactions between hydrogen sulfide and hemoglobin, myoglobin and neuroglobin and postulate that thiosulfate is a metabolically important product of this processes...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620570/perforated-bladder-as-a-cause-of-abdominal-ascites-in-a-patient-presenting-with-acute-onset-abdominal-pain
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Raj Shah, Madhuri Ramakrishnan, Beenish Ahmed, Khalil Abuamr, Osama Yousef
Bladder perforation, especially when atraumatic, is a rare cause of ascites and is often difficult to differentiate from other causes of abdominal pain and ascites in the acute setting.  A 43-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of multiple sclerosis presented with acute abdominal pain. A computed tomography (CT) scan of her abdomen and pelvis without contrast revealed ascites, acute kidney injury (AKI) was noted on laboratory workup, and very little urine was drained by Foley catheter. Over the next several days, the patient's clinical condition deteriorated with no definitive diagnosis...
May 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620007/von-hippel-lindau-and-hereditary-pheochromocytoma-paraganglioma-syndromes-clinical-features-genetics-and-surveillance-recommendations-in-childhood
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REVIEW
Surya P Rednam, Ayelet Erez, Harriet Druker, Katherine A Janeway, Junne Kamihara, Wendy K Kohlmann, Katherine L Nathanson, Lisa J States, Gail E Tomlinson, Anita Villani, Stephan D Voss, Joshua D Schiffman, Jonathan D Wasserman
Von Hippel-Lindau disease (vHL) is a hereditary tumor predisposition syndrome that places affected individuals at risk for multiple tumors, which are predominantly benign and generally occur in the central nervous system or abdomen. Although the majority of tumors occur in adults, children and adolescents with the condition develop a significant proportion of vHL manifestations and are vulnerable to delayed tumor detection and their sequelae. Although multiple tumor screening paradigms are currently being utilized for patients with vHL, surveillance should be reassessed as the available relevant clinical information continues to expand...
June 15, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612295/neuroprotective-effect-of-creatine-and-pyruvate-on-enzyme-activities-of-phosphoryl-transfer-network-and-oxidative-stress-alterations-caused-by-leucine-administration-in-wistar-rats
#14
Elenara Rieger, Itiane Diehl de Franceschi, Thales Preissler, Clovis Milton Duval Wannmacher
Maple syrup urine disease is an autosomal metabolic disease caused by a deficiency of branched-chain α-keto acid dehydrogenase complex activity. In this disease occur the accumulation of the branched-chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine, and valine and their corresponding branched-chain α-keto acids in the tissues and body fluids. The affected patients may present psychomotor development delay and mental retardation. The pathophysiology of maple syrup urine disease is not entirely understood, but leucine seems to be the primary neurotoxic metabolite...
June 13, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611143/retroperitoneal-haemangiopericytoma
#15
Mustafa Resorlu, Canan Akgun Toprak, Muhsin Ozgun Ozturk, Muhammet Arslan
A 55-year-old woman, diagnosed with a renal mass by abdominal ultrasonography (USG) in an external medical centre, presented to our hospital. The medical history was unremarkable except for diabetes mellitus and hypertension. The haemogram and urine tests were normal. The only pathology revealed in routine biochemistry tests was increased glucose level (164 mg/dL). The repeat USG performed in our hospital revealed a solid hypoechoic mass lesion approximately 4 cm in diameter closely adjacent to the right kidney...
June 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601885/safety-and-efficacy-of-intravesical-bacillus-calmette-gu%C3%A3-rin-immunotherapy-in-patients-with-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-cancer-presenting-with-asymptomatic-bacteriuria-a-systematic-review
#16
Sławomir Poletajew, Piotr Zapała, Piotr Radziszewski
Intravesical Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) immunotherapy in bladder cancer patients with asymptomatic bacteriuria (ABU) remains a matter of debate. The aim of this systematic review was to present available evidence on the safety and efficacy of BCG immunotherapy in patients with ABU. A literature search within the Medline and the Embase databases was conducted with the following search terms: adverse events, bacteriuria, BCG, bladder cancer, cystitis, infection, pyuria, side effects and urinary tract infection (UTI)...
June 10, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590798/beyond-ketamine-and-phencyclidine-analytically-confirmed-use-of-multiple-novel-arylcyclohexylamines
#17
Stephen Thornton, David Lisbon, Thomas Lin, Roy Gerona
BACKGROUND: Methoxetamine and 3-methoxy-phencyclidine are novel arylcyclohexylamines whose use and clinical toxicity are poorly reported in the medical literature. We report a case of analytically confirmed use of both methoxetamine and 3-methoxy-phencyclidine. CASE REPORT: A 27-year-old male presented 10 hours after insufflating an Internet-obtained powder. He was hypertensive, tachycardic, and demonstrated dissociated affect, a delayed verbal response to questions, ataxia, and vertical nystagmus...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Psychoactive Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588816/diabetic-ketoacidosis-inducing-myocardial-infarction-secondary-to-treatment-with-dapagliflozin-a-case-report
#18
José M Gil-Perdomo, Tomás F Fariña González, Benjamín Jordán-Arias, Sara Domingo-Marín, Juan J González Armengol, Fernando Martínez-Sagasti
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors are able to provoke diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) with absence or low levels of ketone bodies in urine and slightly elevated blood glucose levels, which could delay the diagnosis; however, the presence of high urine output, due to the excretion of glucose, can help to identify the true cause.
June 2017: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587633/insidious-intraoperative-ureteral-injury-as-a-complication-in-oblique-lumbar-interbody-fusion-surgery-a-case-report
#19
Go Kubota, Sumihisa Orita, Tomotaka Umimura, Kazuhisa Takahashi, Seiji Ohtori
BACKGROUND: Oblique lumbar interbody fusion surgery is a recently introduced minimally invasive lateral interbody fusion surgery for degenerative lumbar disease. There have been no reports of associated ureteral injury. CASE PRESENTATION: A 77-year-old Japanese woman underwent oblique lumbar interbody fusion surgery for lumbar spondylolisthesis with refractory low back pain and pain in both legs. The patient experienced abdominal pain 2 days after surgery. Delayed contrast-enhanced computed tomography and retrograde urography revealed leakage of contrasted urine from the ureter into the retroperitoneal space, indicating a ureteral injury...
June 6, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583076/diagnostic-accuracy-of-nucleic-acid-amplification-tests-naats-in-urine-for-genitourinary-tuberculosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#20
Carlos Altez-Fernandez, Victor Ortiz, Majid Mirzazadeh, Luis Zegarra, Carlos Seas, Cesar Ugarte-Gil
BACKGROUND: Genitourinary tuberculosis is the third most common form of extrapulmonary tuberculosis. Diagnosis is difficult because of unspecific clinical manifestations and low accuracy of conventional tests. Unfortunately, the delayed diagnosis impacts the urinary tract severely. Nucleic acid amplification tests yield fast results, and among these, new technologies can also detect drug resistance. There is lack of consensus regarding the use of these tests in genitourinary tuberculosis; we therefore aimed to assess the accuracy of nucleic acid amplification tests in the diagnosis of genitourinary tuberculosis and to evaluate the heterogeneity between studies...
June 5, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
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