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Takahiro Onuma, Tamotsu Kamishima, Tsuyoshi Shimamura, Norio Kawamura, Kenichiro Yamashita, Kenneth Sutherland, Hiroshi Takeda
Background: The quantity and quality of skeletal muscle have been observed to be closely related with post-transplantation mortality in patients undergoing living donor liver transplantation (LDLT). However, the effect of LDLT on skeletal muscle has not been thoroughly investigated. The aim of this study was to investigate the change of trunk muscle mass and adiposity in recipients of LDLT. Methods: The study population included LDLT recipients at Hokkaido University Hospital who underwent pre- and post-operative computed tomography (CT) scans (31 recipients; 14 males, and 17 females)...
February 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
Mohammad Nauzef Mahmood, Laura H C Peeters, Micha Paalman, Gijsbertus J Verkerke, Idsart Kingma, Jaap H van Dieën
BACKGROUND: Patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy gradually lose the ability to use different muscles of their body. Consequently, they lose the ability to stabilize their trunk against gravity. This hinders them to effectively perform different daily activities. In this paper, we describe the design, realization and evaluation of a trunk orthosis for these patients that should allow them to move their trunk and maintain stability. METHOD: This study aimed to primarily assess the effectiveness of the trunk support system in terms of unloading of trunk muscles, so only healthy participants were recruited for this phase of the study...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation
Yidan Zhang, Wei Guo, Xiaodong Tang, Rongli Yang, Taiqiang Yan, Sen Dong, Shidong Wang, Nikolas Zaphiros
BACKGROUND: Although aortic balloon occlusion has been shown to reduce blood loss during sacral tumor resections, it has not been validated in larger sacral tumors involving the lower lumbar spine. If such an approach were shown to be associated with less blood loss, it might aid the tumor surgeon in resecting these difficult tumors. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Is the use of aortic balloon occlusion associated with reduced blood loss in sacral tumor resections when the lower lumbar spine is also involved? (2) Does the use of the aortic balloon prolong total operating time? (3) What complications are associated with the use of a balloon? METHODS: We retrospectively studied all 56 patients diagnosed with sacral tumors involving the lower lumbar spine (L4, L5) who were treated surgically between 2004 and 2015 at our institute...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Katsuhiko Nakatsukasa, Hiroshi Koyama, Yoshimi Ouchi, Kouichi Sakaguchi, Yoshifumi Fujita, Takayuki Matsuda, Makoto Kato, Eiichi Konishi, Tetsuya Taguchi
Adjuvant aromatase inhibitor (AI) therapy, for hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, in postmenopausal women is associated with bone loss, leading to an increased risk of fractures. Denosumab, an antibody raised against the receptor activator of nuclear factor-κB ligand, has been proven to protect against AI-induced bone loss. Hence, we aimed to determine whether denosumab is effective in postmenopausal Japanese women with osteoporosis, treated with AI. We prospectively evaluated the bone mineral density (BMD) in the lumbar spine and the bilateral femoral neck in 102 postmenopausal women with clinical hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, stages I-IIIA, during a postoperative period of 12 months...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
Yogavijayan Kandasamy, Donna Rudd, Roger Smith, Eugenie R Lumbers, Ian Mr Wright
OBJECTIVE: We carried out a study to determine the impact of prematurity on renal development. The primary outcomes measured were nephrinuria and albuminuria; renal volume and glomerular filtration rate were the secondary outcomes. METHODS: Preterm neonates born at less than 28 weeks of gestation, with birth weight between 10th and 90th centile (appropriate for gestational age), were recruited and underwent assessments at 28, 32 and 37 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA)...
March 2, 2018: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
Inusha Panigrahi, Siyaram Didel, Harita Kirpal, Ravishankara Bellampalli, Shabna Miyanath, Nandita Mullapudi, Sudha Rao
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is an inherited disorder with osteoporosis and recurrent fractures. Children presenting with recurrent fractures and bowing of limbs have severe form of the disorder. Patients carrying homozygous WNT1 mutations have more frequent fractures while heterozygous carriers of the mutation in WNT1 gene are also found to have early onset osteoporosis. We identified a family with novel WNT1 mutation. The index case, a 6 month old child presented with fractures from early infancy. Next generation sequencing (NGS)done for the child didn't show any variations in other OI genes including COL1A1, COL1A2, SERPINH1, CRTAP, LEPRE1, PP1B, 1F1TM5 and BMP1 genes...
February 23, 2018: European Journal of Medical Genetics
Hua Yang, Yan Cai, Zhihang Zhuo, Wei Yang, Chunping Yang, Jin Zhang, Yang Yang, Baoxin Wang, Fengrong Guan
The white-striped longhorn beetle Batocera horsfieldi (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) is a polyphagous wood-boring pest that causes substantial damage to the lumber industry. Moreover olfactory proteins are crucial components to function in related processes, but the B. horsfieldi genome is not readily available for olfactory proteins analysis. In the present study, developmental transcriptomes of larvae from the first instar to the prepupal stage, pupae, and adults (females and males) from emergence to mating were built by RNA sequencing to establish a genetic background that may help understand olfactory genes...
2018: PloS One
Haro Kaoru, Ryota Igarashi, Takayuki Hoshina, Masumi Kojiro, Koichi Kusuhara
BACKGROUND: The necessity of lumbar puncture for the differentiation of central nervous system (CNS) infection in children with febrile status epilepticus (FSE) remains controversial. The aim of the present study is to investigate the diagnostic necessity of lumbar puncture for children with FSE after the introduction of bacterial conjugate vaccines into the infant immunization program. METHODS: Our retrospective cohort study was performed in children aged 6 to 60 months who were admitted to the pediatric ward at Kitakyushu General Hospital from January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015 for seizures with fever...
February 15, 2018: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Nicholas Keat, Julia Kenny, Keguan Chen, Mayca Onega, Nadia Garman, Robert J Slack, Christine A Parker, Tom Lumbers, Will Hallett, Azeem Saleem, Jan Passchier, Pauline T Lukey
The αvβ6 integrin is involved in the pathogenesis of cancer and fibrosis. A radio-labelled 20-amino acid αvβ6-binding peptide, derived from the foot and mouth virus (A20FMDV2), has been developed to image αvβ6 levels pre-clinically. This study was designed to translate these findings into a clinical PET imaging protocol to measure the expression of αvβ6 in humans. Methods: Pre-clinical toxicology was undertaken and a direct immunoassay was developed for FB-A20FMDV2. A first time in human study of [ 18 F]FB-A20FMDV2 was conducted in four healthy subjects (two males and two females)...
February 2, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Albert E Mayfield, Jackson Audley, Robert Camp, Bryan T Mudder, Adam Taylor
The walnut twig beetle (Pityophthorus juglandis Blackman) (Coleoptera: Curculionidae) is a regulated pest in the United States due to its causal role in thousand cankers disease of walnut trees, including the commercially valuable eastern black walnut (Juglans nigra L.). Several state quarantines designed to limit spread of P. juglandis regulate movement of kiln-dried walnut lumber that contains bark. Previous research demonstrated that P. juglandis will enter and re-emerge from bark of kiln-dried, J. nigra slabs subjected to extreme beetle pressure (baited with a pheromone lure and hung in infested J...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Economic Entomology
Melanie Lumbers
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February 8, 2018: British Journal of Nursing: BJN
Seunghwan Kim, Jung Hyun Kim, You Lim Kim, Suk Min Lee
[Purpose] This study investigated the relationship between pain intensity, lumber disability, and psychological factors in patients with low back pain. [Subjects and Methods] A total of 166 outpatients (116 female, 50 male) with chronic low back pain presenting for physical therapy participated in this study. Patients were divided into two groups: those with low back pain alone and those with both low back pain and radicular pain. Pain intensity and lumbar disability were measured using a visual analogue scale and the Roland-Morris Disability Questionnaire...
January 2018: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Daijiro Haba, Kenji Emura, Yuko Watanabe, Ikuo Kageyama, Satoshi Kikkawa, Mamoru Uemura, Takamitsu Arakawa
Twenty-one sides of 11 adult Japanese cadavers were investigated, and 2 of 21 sides exhibited absence of the pyramidalis. We observed that all of the nerves to the pyramidalis included the sensory nerve branch, which distributed to the aponeurotic tissue in the upper area of the pubic ramus. To investigate the clinical relevance and developmental process of the pyramidalis, detailed innervation patterns of the pyramidalis and the lumber plexus were examined and compared with the case of absent pyramidalis. The nerves to the pyramidalis could be classified into five types by the derivative nerves and two subtypes by their courses associated with the funiculus spermaticus...
January 18, 2018: Anatomical Science International
Si-Jian Huang, Jian-Qin Yan, Hui Luo, Lu-Yao Zhou, Jian-Gang Luo
BACKGROUND: Immune and inflammatory responses occurring in the spinal cord play a pivotal role in the progression of radicular pain caused by intervertebral disk herniation. Interleukin-33 (IL-33) orchestrates inflammatory responses in a wide range of inflammatory and autoimmune disorders of the nervous system. Thus, the purpose of this study is to investigate the expression of IL-33 and its receptor ST2 in the dorsal spinal cord and to elucidate whether the inhibition of spinal IL-33 expression significantly attenuates pain-related behaviors in rat models of noncompressive lumbar disc herniation...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
Yongli Bai, Yanlei Huo, Fei Yu, Danyang Wang, Chao Ma
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of hypoparathyroid on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women with differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC). SUBJECT AND METHODS: Postmenopausal women with postoperative DTC, and undergoing thyroid residual ablation or for metastases treatment were collected and followed for two years. They were divided into hypoparathyroid group (PTH<15pg/mL) and a normal cognitive group (PTH>15pg/mL). Bone mineral density (BMD) at the lumbar spine was analyzed using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) at baseline, 6, 12 and 24 months...
September 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Pooja Dhaon, Siddharth Kumar Das, Ragini Srivastava, Akash Asthana, Girdhar Agarwal
Aim and Objective: To find prevalence of osteoporosis (OP) in postmenopausal females with primary knee osteoarthritis (OA) in India, where there is widespread Vitamin D deficiency (VDD). Material and Methods: 75 postmenopausal women (PMW) fulfilling ACR criteria for Knee OA between 40 - 60 years of age, having OA grade 2 or more as per Kellgren Lawrence grade on anterior- posterior radiograph of the right knee were enrolled. 34 PMW of the same age with normal right knee radiograph were taken as controls...
November 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Koji Matsumoto, Masahiro Hoshino, Keita Omori, Hidetoshi Igarashi, Takashi Tsuruta, Koji Yamasaki, Hiromi Matsuzaki, Takanori Iriuchishima, Yasuaki Tokuhashi
BACKGROUND: It remains unclear whether long fusion including lumbar-sacral fixation is needed in corrective surgery to obtain good global sagittal balance (GSB) for the treatment of traumatic thoracolumbar kyphotic spine deformity. The purposes of this study were to evaluate compensatory mechanism of the spine after corrective surgery without lumbar-sacral fixation and to evaluate the parameters affecting the achievement of good GSB post-operatively. METHODS: Twenty (20) subjects requiring corrective surgery (distal end of fixation was L3) were included in this study...
January 6, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Ryo Takata, Hiroki Nishikawa, Hirayuki Enomoto, Yoshinori Iwata, Akio Ishii, Yuho Miyamoto, Noriko Ishii, Yukihisa Yuri, Kunihiro Hasegawa, Chikage Nakano, Takashi Nishimura, Kazunori Yoh, Nobuhiro Aizawa, Yoshiyuki Sakai, Naoto Ikeda, Tomoyuki Takashima, Hiroko Iijima, Shuhei Nishiguchi
We aimed to elucidate the relationship between serum liver fibrosis markers (Mac-2 binding protein glycosylation isomer (M2BPGi), FIB-4 index, aspartate aminotransferase to platelet ratio index and hyaluronic acid), and skeletal muscle mass and to investigate factors linked to skeletal muscle mass loss (SMML) in patients with chronic hepatitis C (CHC, n = 277, median age = 64 years). We defined patients with psoas muscle index [PMI, sum of bilateral psoas muscle mass calculated by manual trace method at the lumber 3 level on the computed tomography images divided by height squared (cm/m)] less than 6...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Jennifer D Sisler, Chaolong Qi, Walter McKinney, Justine Shaffer, Michael Andrew, Taekhee Lee, Treye Thomas, Vincent Castranova, Robert R Mercer, Yong Qian
To protect against decay and fungal invasion into the wood, the micronized copper, copper carbonate particles, has been applied in the wood treatment in recent years; however, there is little information on the health risk associated with sanding micronized copper- treated lumber. In this study, wood dust from the sanding of micronized copper azole -treated lumber (MCA) was compared to sanding dust from solubilized copper azole-treated wood (CA-C) and untreated yellow pine (UYP). The test found that sanding MCA released a much higher concentration of nanoparticles than sanding CA-C and UYP, and the particles between about 0...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
Caroline Storer, Adam Payton, Stuart McDaniel, Bjarte Jordal, Jiri Hulcr
Each year new exotic species are transported across the world through global commerce, causing considerable economic and ecological damage. An important component of managing invasion pathways is to identify source populations. Some of the most widespread exotic species are haplodiploid ambrosia beetles. The ability to mate with siblings (inbreed) and their transportable food source (symbiotic fungus) have enabled them to colonize most of the world and become pests of plant nurseries, lumber, and forests. One of the fastest spreading ambrosia beetles is Xylosandrus crassiusculus...
December 2017: Ecology and Evolution
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