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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926540/corrigendum-s100-alarmin-induced-innate-immune-programming-protects-newborn-infants-from-sepsis
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Thomas Ulas, Sabine Pirr, Beate Fehlhaber, Marie S Bickes, Torsten G Loof, Thomas Vogl, Lara Mellinger, Anna S Heinemann, Johanna Burgmann, Jennifer Schöning, Sabine Schreek, Sandra Pfeifer, Friederike Reuner, Lena Völlger, Martin Stanulla, Maren von Köckritz-Blickwede, Shirin Glander, Katarzyna Barczyk-Kahlert, Constantin S von Kaisenberg, Judith Friesenhagen, Lena Fischer-Riepe, Stefanie Zenker, Joachim L Schultze, Johannes Roth, Dorothee Viemann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: Nature Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926502/limbal-cysts-a-subset-exhibiting-cornea-specific-cytokeratins
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Norman C Charles, Frederick A Jakobiec, Fouad R Zakka, Ilyse D Haberman, Kishore Reddy Katikireddy, Ula V Jurkunas
Two cases of limbal cysts lined by nonkeratinizing epithelium were studied with a panel of cytokeratins. One was a long-standing lesion in a 30-year-old man, whereas the other was excised from a 40-year-old man following pterygium surgery. Each cyst was immunostained with a panel of cytokeratins that were specific exclusively and separately for corneal and conjunctival epithelia. The epithelial lining of each cyst was CK12 positive for corneal epithelium and CK13 negative for conjunctival epithelium. It is hypothesized that a subset of corneoscleral cysts contain corneal epithelium, probably derived from a type of limbal stem cell differentiation...
September 13, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922888/end-to-side-and-end-to-end-double-in-situ-bypass-with-submilimeter-m4-branches-for-treatment-of-ruptured-mycotic-aneurysm-3-dimensional-operative-video
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Yahya Turan, Ulas Cikla, Abdulbaki Kozan, Mustafa K Baskaya
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914147/attitudes-toward-euthanasia-among-turkish-university-students
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Gulsen Ulas Karaahmetoglu, Nesibe Sumeyye Kutahyalioglu
This study aims to examine perceptions and attitudes toward euthanasia among university students who are pursuing bachelor's degrees. Although the legalization and application of euthanasia are discussed commonly by health-care professionals and partially by lawyers, the ideas of other segments of society, especially university students, are taken place very rarely. The research was conducted descriptively to determine the ideas of 1,170 students at Kastamonu University from six different departments: arts and sciences, theology, tourism, nursing, school of physical education, and sports with using a questionnaire...
January 1, 2017: Omega
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905040/postrenal-acute-kidney-injury-and-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-associated-with-bladder-pressure-type-iii-rectus-sheath-hematoma
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Emre Bozdağ, Ebubekir Gündeş, Ulaş Aday, Hüseyin Çiyiltepe, Durmuş Ali Çetin, Selçuk Gülmez, Aziz Serkan Senger
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Arch Med Sci Atheroscler Dis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888898/duodenal-pathologies-in-children-a-single-center-experience
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Ulas Emre Akbulut, Sami Fidan, Hamdi Cihan Emeksiz, Orhan Polat Ors
OBJECTIVE: Several studies have been performed concerning pathologies of the stomach and esophagus in the pediatric age group. However, there have been very few studies of duodenal pathologies in children. The authors aimed to examine the clinical, endoscopic, and histopathological characteristics, as well as the etiology of duodenal pathologies in children. METHOD: Patients aged between 1 and 17 years undergoing esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) during two years at this unit, were investigated retrospectively...
September 7, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888170/cortexpert-a-model-based-method-for-automatic-renal-cortex-segmentation
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Dehui Xiang, Ulas Bagci, Chao Jin, Fei Shi, Weifang Zhu, Jianhua Yao, Milan Sonka, Xinjian Chen
This paper introduces a model-based approach for a fully automatic delineation of kidney and cortex tissue from contrast-enhanced abdominal CT scans. The proposed framework, named CorteXpert, consists of two new strategies for kidney tissue delineation: cortex model adaptation and non-uniform graph search. CorteXpert was validated on a clinical data set of 58 CT scans using the cross-validation evaluation strategy. The experimental results indicated the state-of-the-art segmentation accuracies (as dice coefficient): 97...
August 23, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885242/the-use-of-femtosecond-laser-in-refractive-and-cataract-surgery
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Natalie Homer, Ula V Jurkunas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: International Ophthalmology Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878686/comparative-analysis-of-3d-bladder-tumor-spheroids-obtained-by-forced-floating-and-hanging-drop-methods-for-drug-screening
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Robson L F Amaral, Mariza Miranda, Priscyla D Marcato, Kamilla Swiech
Introduction: Cell-based assays using three-dimensional (3D) cell cultures may reflect the antitumor activity of compounds more accurately, since these models reproduce the tumor microenvironment better. Methods: Here, we report a comparative analysis of cell behavior in the two most widely employed methods for 3D spheroid culture, forced floating (Ultra-low Attachment, ULA, plates), and hanging drop (HD) methods, using the RT4 human bladder cancer cell line as a model. The morphology parameters and growth/metabolism of the spheroids generated were first characterized, using four different cell-seeding concentrations (0...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870460/elevated-ige-levels-are-linked-to-faster-relapse-in-omalizumab-discontinued-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-patients
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Ragip Ertas, Kemal Ozyurt, Emin Ozlu, Yilmaz Ulas, Atil Avci, Mustafa Atasoy, Tomasz Hawro, Marcus Maurer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 1, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868137/case-report-nicolau-syndrome-due-to-etofenamate-injection
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Emin Ozlu, Aysegul Baykan, Ragıp Ertas, Yılmaz Ulas, Kemal Ozyurt, Atıl Avcı, Halit Baykan
Nicolau syndrome, also known as embolia cutis medicomentosa, is a rare complication characterized by tissue necrosis that occurs after injection of drugs. The exact pathogenesis is uncertain, but there are several hypotheses, including direct damage to the end artery and cytotoxic effects of the drug. Severe pain in the immediate postinjection period and purplish discoloration of the skin with reticulate pigmentary pattern is characteristic of this syndrome. Diagnosis is mainly clinical and there is no standard treatment for the disease...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858843/using-plasma-exchange-to-successfully-manage-thyrotoxicosis-in-a-patient-with-possible-antithyroid-drug-related-thrombotic-thrombocytopenic-purpura
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G Tazegul, T S Ogut, H Bozoglan, O Dogan, N Yilmaz, T Ulas, O Salim, R Sari, H A Altunbas, M K Balci
OBJECTIVE: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) is a rare disease characterized by microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, thrombocytopenic purpura, neurologic abnormalities, fever, and renal insufficiency. The association or co-existence of thyrotoxicosis or antithyroid drugs with TTP has not been previously reported. Subject and Results. Herein, we present a 54-year-old female patient newly diagnosed with toxic multinodular goiter accompanying with TTP, possibly triggered by either thyrotoxicosis or antithyroid drugs...
July 1, 2017: Endocrine Regulations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857474/association-between-serum-vitamin-d-levels-and-neuropathic-pain-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Hilal Yesil, Ulas Sungur, Sedef Akdeniz, Gulcan Gurer, Basak Yalcın, Umit Dundar
AIM: Recent literature suggests that neuropathic pain (NP) and vitamin D deficiency can occur concurrently in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). This study aimed to examine the development of NP in patients with RA and the relationship between NP and vitamin D. METHODS: We used the Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (LANSS) questionnaire to evaluate NP in 93 patients with RA. Demographic and clinical data were obtained from patient files and interviews, and patients' serum vitamin D levels were recorded...
August 31, 2017: International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856247/quantitative-image-quality-comparison-of-reduced-and-standard-dose-dual-energy-multiphase-chest-abdomen-and-pelvis-ct
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Mario Buty, Ziyue Xu, Aaron Wu, Mingchen Gao, Chelyse Nelson, Georgios Z Papadakis, Uygar Teomete, Haydar Celik, Baris Turkbey, Peter Choyke, Daniel J Mollura, Ulas Bagci, Les R Folio
We present a new image quality assessment method for determining whether reducing radiation dose impairs the image quality of computed tomography (CT) in qualitative and quantitative clinical analyses tasks. In this Institutional Review Board-exempt study, we conducted a review of 50 patients (male, 22; female, 28) who underwent reduced-dose CT scanning on the first follow-up after standard-dose multiphase CT scanning. Scans were for surveillance of von Hippel-Lindau disease (N = 26) and renal cell carcinoma (N = 10)...
June 2017: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846012/management-of-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-related-bile-duct-injuries-a-tertiary-center-experience
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Ramazan Saygin Kerimoglu, Erdal Birol Bostanci, Tahsin Dalgic, Kerem Karaman, Ali Kemal Kayapinar, Ilter Ozer, Murat Ulas, Yusuf Bayram Ozogul, Musa Akoglu
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC)-related bile duct injuries remains a challenging issue with major implications for patient's outcome. METHODS: Between January 2008 and December 2012, we retrospectively analyzed the management and treatment outcomes of 90 patients with bile duct injury following LC. RESULTS: Forty-seven patients (52.2%) were treated surgically while the remaining 43 patients (47.8%) underwent non-surgical intervention...
August 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811816/unicornuate-uterus-with-a-rudimentary-horn-diagnosed-at-scheduled-third-cesarean-section
#16
Serkan Bodur, Ulas Fidan, Mehmet Ferdi Kinci, Kazim Emre Karasahin
A unicornuate uterus with a rudimentary horn is an anomaly caused by defective fusion of the Müllerian duct, estimated to occur in one in 76,000 pregnancies. Life threateningly heavy bleeding is a highly expected clinical consequence of such pregnancies. According to the known literature, only two living twins and few living singleton pregnancies have been reported up to now. Here we report on an incidentally diagnosed unicornuate uterus with a communicating rudimentary horn, found during a cesarean section of a gravida 3, parity 2 (G3 P2) patient...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783692/human-lymphoid-organ-dendritic-cell-identity-is-predominantly-dictated-by-ontogeny-not-tissue-microenvironment
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Gordon F Heidkamp, Jil Sander, Christian H K Lehmann, Lukas Heger, Nathalie Eissing, Anna Baranska, Jennifer J Lühr, Alana Hoffmann, Katharina C Reimer, Anja Lux, Stephan Söder, Arndt Hartmann, Johannes Zenk, Thomas Ulas, Naomi McGovern, Christoph Alexiou, Bernd Spriewald, Andreas Mackensen, Gerold Schuler, Burkhard Schauf, Anja Forster, Roland Repp, Peter A Fasching, Ariawan Purbojo, Robert Cesnjevar, Evelyn Ullrich, Florent Ginhoux, Andreas Schlitzer, Falk Nimmerjahn, Joachim L Schultze, Diana Dudziak
In mice, conventional and plasmacytoid dendritic cells (DCs) derive from separate hematopoietic precursors before they migrate to peripheral tissues. Moreover, two classes of conventional DCs (cDC1 and cDC2 DCs) and one class of plasmacytoid DCs (pDCs) have been shown to be transcriptionally and functionally distinct entities. In humans, these three DC subtypes can be identified using the cell surface markers CD1c (cDC2), CD141 (cDC1), and CD303 (pDCs), albeit it remains elusive whether DC functionality is mainly determined by ontogeny or the tissue microenvironment...
December 16, 2016: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770876/assessment-of-the-underlying-causes-of-the-immune-thrombocytopenia-ten-years-experience
#18
Mehmet Sinan Dal, Abdullah Karakus, Tuba Dal, Berrin Balik Aydin, Elif Hattapoglu, Mehmet Onder Ekmen, Turgay Ulas, Orhan Ayyildiz
OBJECTIVE: Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an immune haematologic disorder causing platelet destruction mediated by anti-platelet antibodies. In this study we aimed to evaluate the clinical and laboratory variables of ITP patients in southeast of Turkey. METHODS: In this retrospective study 167 ITP patients between 2005 and 2015 were evaluated. All patients were screened for immunological parameters including ANA (antinuclear antibodies), anti dsDNA (anti-double-stranded-DNA), ACA(anti-cardiolipin) IgM and IgG, LA (lupus anticoagulants)...
July 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766365/concomitant-use-of-transvaginal-sonography-and-doppler-indices-improve-diagnosis-of-adenomyosis
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Duygu Kara Bozkurt, Murat Bozkurt, Ahmet Said Cil, Mert Ulaş Barut, Aynur Adeviye Ersahin, Eray Çalıskan
This study was planned to investigate whether measuring of Doppler indices with TV-DUS improved the diagnosis of adenomyosis. Preoperative Doppler indices of subjects with a preliminary diagnosis of adenomyosis were compared with the histopathological results of excised specimens. Sensitivity, specificity and positive/negative predictive values (PPV, NPV) of the measured indices were also calculated. Sensitivity, specificity, PPV and NPV and positive and negative likelihood ratios (LR+) and (LR-) of TV-US in the diagnosis of adenomyosis were found to be 70...
October 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753224/aspergillus%C3%A2-fumigatus-protein-phosphatase-ppza-is-involved-in-iron-assimilation-secondary-metabolite-production-and-virulence
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Adriana Oliveira Manfiolli, Patrícia Alves de Castro, Thaila Fernanda Dos Reis, Stephen Dolan, Sean Doyle, Gary Jones, Diego M Riaño Pachón, Mevlüt Ulaş, Luke M Noble, Derek J Mattern, Axel A Brakhage, Vito Valiante, Rafael Silva-Rocha, Ozgur Bayram, Gustavo H Goldman
Metal restriction imposed by mammalian hosts during an infection is a common mechanism of defence to reduce or avoid the pathogen infection. Metals are essential for organism survival due to its involvement in several biological processes. Aspergillus fumigatus causes invasive aspergillosis, a disease that typically manifests in immunocompromised patients. A. fumigatus PpzA, the catalytic subunit of protein phosphatase Z (PPZ), has been recently identified as associated with iron assimilation. A. fumigatus has 2 high-affinity mechanisms of iron acquisition during infection: reductive iron assimilation and siderophore-mediated iron uptake...
July 28, 2017: Cellular Microbiology
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