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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749553/myelopathy-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-the-bagel-sign
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Ugur Uygunoglu, Burcu Zeydan, Yesim Ozguler, Serdal Ugurlu, Emire Seyahi, Naci Kocer, Civan Islak, Kejal Kantarci, Sabahattin Saip, Aksel Siva, Orhun H Kantarci
OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical and distinctive imaging features of myelopathy associated with Behçet's disease. METHODS: We evaluated the records of patients meeting the following criteria: a) fulfillment of the International Study Group criteria for Behçet's disease; b) clinically suggestive of myelopathy; c) simultaneous spinal cord and brain MRIs within 1 month of acute worsening of myelopathy; d) follow-up duration ≥1 year after initial MRI evaluation...
July 27, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749290/granulomatous-encephalomyelitis-in-a-false-gharial-tomistoma-schlegelii-associated-with-a-novel-chlamydia-species
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Marjorie Bercier, Darryl J Heard, Alexandra M Goe, Ember Epperson, Jeffrey R Abbott, April L Childress, James F X Wellehan
A 5-yr-old, captive, hatched, female false gharial (Tomistoma schlegelii) presented with a 1-mo history of cervical spinal curvature. Antemortem diagnostics, including blood work, electromyography, muscle biopsies, and advanced imaging tests, were either within reference ranges or did not identify any specific etiology. Necropsy revealed extensive, marked, chronic granulomatous encephalomyelitis along with neuronal necrosis, rarefaction, gliosis, and astrocytosis of the white and gray matter of the cerebrum, cerebellum, brainstem, and spinal cord...
June 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747602/inflammation-amplifier-and-gateway-reflex-the-regulation-of-inflammation-by-neuroimmune-interaction
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Ikuma Nakagawa, Masaaki Murakami
  Central nervous system (CNS), which is made up of brain and spinal cord, is protected from the invasion of harmful agents, such as various pathogens, chemical products or immune cells by a special structure "Blood Brain Barrier (BBB)". BBB highly preserves the homeostasis of CNS environment. On the other hand, there are many diseases in CNS regions which is associated with infection or autoimmunity, that means there may exist the "gateway" for pathogens or immune cells to attack CNS. Until recently, the molecular mechanism of the gateway formation has not been elucidated...
2017: Nihon Rinshō Men'eki Gakkai Kaishi, Japanese Journal of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747362/alterations-of-adrenal-steroidomic-profiles-in-preterm-infants-at-birth
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Simon Travers, Laetitia Martinerie, Pascal Boileau, Marc Lombès, Eric Pussard
OBJECTIVE: Preterm infants have relative adrenal and kidney immaturity. Recently, we linked their urine sodium loss to a hypoaldosteronism at variance with an appropriate stimulation of the renin-angiotensin system. To investigate this defective aldosterone secretion, we analyse the biosynthesis pathways of adrenal steroids in neonates according to gestational age (GA). DESIGN: Multicentre study (Premaldo) including 152 neonates classified into three groups: group 1 (very preterm (VPT)): <33 ‰gestational weeks (GW); group 2 (preterm (PT)): 33-36 GW and group 3 (term (T)): ≥37 GW...
July 26, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742157/angiotensin-ii-system-in-the-nucleus-tractus-solitarii-contributes-to-autonomic-dysreflexia-in-rats-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Kai Wang, Shaoxia Duan, Xueping Wen, Weizhong Wang, Shangping Fang, Dunyi Qi, Xiang Huan, Liwei Wang, Zhenzhou He
BACKGROUND: Autonomic dysreflexia (AD) is a potentially life-threating complication after spinal cord injury (SCI), characterized by episodic hypertension induced by colon or bladder distension. The objective of this study was to determine the role of impaired baroreflex regulation by the nucleus tractus solitarii(NTS) in the occurrence of AD in a rat model. METHODS: T4 spinal cord transection animal model was used in this study, which included 40 Male rats Colorectal distension (CD) was performed to assess AD and compare the changes of BP, HR, and BRS, six weeks after operation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738706/relationship-between-premature-brain-injury-and-multiple-biomarkers-in-cord-blood-and-amniotic-fluid
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Hongyan Lu, Weiling Huang, Xiaoqing Chen, Qiuxia Wang, Qiang Zhang, Ming Chang
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship between premature brain injury and multiple biomarkers in cord blood and amniotic fluid, identify potential biomarkers for early monitoring of premature brain injury. METHODS: 130 cases of singleton premature infants with gestational age less than 34 weeks were evaluated. Based on brain imaging examination, all cases were divided into brain injury group and no brain injury group. Eleven biomarkers in cord blood and amniotic fluid were measured...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738198/stability-of-cognitive-development-during-the-first-five-years-of-life-in-relation-to-heavy-metal-concentrations-in-umbilical-cord-blood-mothers-and-children-s-environmental-health-moceh-birth-cohort-study
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Hyungmin Lee, Hyewon Park, Eunhee Ha, Yun-Chul Hong, Mina Ha, Hyesook Park, Bung-Nyun Kim, Soo-Jeong Lee, Kyung Yeon Lee, Ja Hyeong Kim, Kyoung Sook Jeong, Yangho Kim
The objective of this study was to investigate stability of cognitive development during the first five years of life in relation to heavy metal concentrations in umbilical cord blood in Korean children. This research is part of the Mothers' and Children's Environmental Health (MOCEH) study, a multi-center prospective birth cohort study of pregnant women in Korea who were recruited from 2006 to 2010. We analyzed the complete follow-up data of children who were 5years-old in 2016. We measured lead, mercury, and cadmium levels in the umbilical cord blood of 251 children, and analyzed them, for whom neurodevelopmental data were available...
July 20, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737857/seroprevalence-of-bordetella-pertussis-among-vaccinated-and-unvaccinated-pregnant-women-and-newborn-infants-in-a-university-hospital-of-buenos-aires
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Juan J Bosch, Hilaria Fernández, Fernando P Polak, Gabriel Musante, Romina Libster, Manuel Rocca Rivarola
INTRODUCTION: Pertussis is a highly contagious disease caused by Bordetella pertussis. It poses a high morbidity and mortality rate, especially among infants younger than 6 months old. In Argentina, pertussis incidence and mortality have increased over the past three decades. OBJETIVE: To establish Bordetella pertussisantibody titers among pregnant women in their third trimester and among newborn infants, as measured in cord blood. METHODS: This was an observational, cross-sectional study...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737667/prenatal-vitamin-d-intake-cord-blood-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-and-offspring-body-composition-the-healthy-start-study
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Katherine A Sauder, Hallie J Koeppen, Allison L B Shapiro, Kathryn E Kalata, Alexandra V Stamatoiu, Brandy M Ringham, Deborah H Glueck, Jill M Norris, Dana Dabelea
Vitamin D deficiency in pregnancy may be associated with increased offspring adiposity, but evidence from human studies is inconclusive. We examined associations between prenatal vitamin D intake, 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) in cord blood, and offspring size and body composition at birth and 5 months. Participants included 605 mother-offspring dyads from the Healthy Start study, an ongoing, pre-birth prospective cohort study in Denver, Colorado, USA. Prenatal vitamin D intake was assessed with diet recalls and questionnaires, and offspring body composition was measured via air displacement plethysmography at birth and 5 months...
July 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736329/cord-blood-eicosanoid-signatures-and-newborn-gestational-age
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Sandra Gouveia-Figueira, Dries S Martens, Tim S Nawrot, Malin L Nording
Beyond prostaglandins, the function of eicosanoids and other oxylipins in pregnancy and labor is poorly understood. In contrast to earlier work focusing on preterm infants, we investigated how oxylipin levels in newborns (measured in cord blood) vary during the last weeks of pregnancy in 190 mother-newborns (≥37 weeks of gestation) of the ENVIRONAGE birth cohort, Belgium. We found increased levels of PGE2 (p=0.003), PGF2α (p=0.042), 8,9-DHET (p=0.037), 11-HETE (p=0.034), and 15-HETrE (p=0.008) associated with full term pregnancy compared to early term labor...
July 20, 2017: Prostaglandins & Other Lipid Mediators
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733890/down-regulation-of-mirna-451a-and-mirna-486-5p-involved-in-benzene-induced-inhibition-on-erythroid-cell-differentiation-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Boxuan Liang, Yuncong Chen, Weixin Yuan, Fei Qin, Qian Zhang, Na Deng, Xuexing Liu, Xiaoju Ma, Xue Zhang, Bo Zhang, Qifei Deng, Ming Huang, Huanwen Tang, Linhua Liu, Wen Chen, Yongmei Xiao
Exposure to high-dose benzene leads to the inhibition of erythroid differentiation. However, whether lower doses of benzene exposure resemble high-dose effects in erythroid differentiation, as well as the underlying mechanisms, remains largely unknown. To identify the microRNAs (miRNAs) specifically responsible for benzene exposure and their regulatory role in erythroid differentiation, we performed miRNA microarray in CD34(+) hematopoietic progenitor cells isolated from human umbilical cord blood after treatment with hydroquinone (HQ), a metabolite of benzene at concentrations of 0, 1...
July 21, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731615/the-prevalence-of-ccr5-%C3%AE-32-mutation-in-a-cohort-of-saudi-stem-cell-donors
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M Alarifi, F Al-Amro, A Alalwan, A Al-Turki, H Fakhoury, N Atallah, M Al Muallimi, M Al-Balwi, M ALzahrani, A Alaskar, A Hajeer, D Jawdat
CCR5 is a chemokine receptor that also was found to be used by HIV as a co-receptor for entering target cells. A 32 bp deletion was described in certain people that rendered CCR5 non-functional. The mutant allele CCR5-Δ32 has been shown to prevent HIV infection. In addition, stem cell transplantation with the CCR5-Δ32 homozygous genotype can lead to clearance of HIV infection. In this study, our aim was to investigate the frequency of CCR5-Δ32 mutation in a cohort of stem cell donors from cord blood bank and stem cell donor registry...
July 21, 2017: HLA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729150/impact-of-dendritic-cell-recovery-on-outcomes-after-umbilical-cord-blood-and-sibling-donor-transplantation-for-hematologic-malignancies
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Waseem Touma, Claudio G Brunstein, Michael R Verneris, Qing Cao, Julie Curtsinger, Jeffrey S Miller, Veronika Bachanova
Dendritic cells (DCs) orchestrate immune responses after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). We studied the association of donor myeloid DCs (mDCs) and plasmacytoid DCs (pDCs) recovery in the landmark analysis of umbilical cord blood (UCB) and matched related donor (RD) HCT. Eighty patients (42 UCB and 38 RD recipients) with a day 100 (D+100) blood sample were included in the analysis. Median age was 51 years (20-71). Most patients had acute leukemia (50%) or lymphoma (23%) and received reduced-intensity conditioning (75%)...
July 17, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729147/adult-umbilical-cord-blood-transplantation-using-myeloablative-thiotepa-total-body-irradiation-and-fludarabine-conditioning
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Sarah Anand, Samantha Thomas, Kelly Corbet, Cristina Gasparetto, Gwynn D Long, Richard Lopez, Ashley K Morris, David A Rizzieri, Keith M Sullivan, Anthony D Sung, Stefanie Sarantopoulos, Nelson J Chao, Mitchell E Horwitz
Treatment related mortality (TRM) remains elevated in adult patients undergoing umbilical cord blood (UCB) transplantation, including an early rise in TRM suggestive of excessive toxicity associated with the standard myeloablative total body irradiation (TBI), fludarabine, and cyclophosphamide regimen. In an attempt to reduce regimen-related toxicity, we previously studied a modified myeloablative regimen with total body irradiation (1350 cGy) and fludarabine (160 mg/m(2)); TRM was decreased but neutrophil engraftment was suboptimal...
July 17, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728939/autonomic-dysreflexia-somatosympathetic-and-viscerosympathetic-vasoconstrictor-responses-to-innocuous-and-noxious-sensory-stimulation-below-lesion-in-human-spinal-cord-injury
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Rachael Brown, Alexander R Burton, Vaughan G Macefield
Autonomic dysreflexia is a dangerous elevation in blood pressure in people with spinal cord injury (SCI), produced by a spinally-mediated reflex activation of sympathetic vasoconstrictor neurones supplying skeletal muscle and the gut. Current dogma states that, apart from visceral inputs - such as those originating from a distended bladder or impacted colon - autonomic dysreflexia is triggered by noxious inputs below the lesion. However, while selective stimulation of small-diameter afferents in muscle or skin evokes a sustained increase in muscle sympathetic nerve activity and blood pressure, and a transient increase in skin sympathetic nerve activity and decrease in skin blood flow in able-bodied subjects, such noxious inputs have no effects on blood pressure and skin blood flow in SCI individuals...
July 13, 2017: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728787/prenatal-co-exposure-to-manganese-and-depression-and-24-months-neurodevelopment
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Teresa Verenice Muñoz Rocha, Marcela Tamayo Y Ortiz, Martín Romero, Ivan Pantic, Lourdes Schnaas, David Bellinger, Birgit Claus Henn, Rosalind Wright, Robert O Wright, Mara Téllez-Rojo
BACKGROUND: Normal prenatal neurodevelopment follows stages that are potentially influenced by both chemical and psychosocial environments. Exposure to elevated manganese during this critically vulnerable period has been found to be neurotoxic. Independently, maternal prenatal depression has been associated with subsequent neurodevelopmental decrements in children. The association between child neurodevelopment and prenatal co-exposure to manganese and maternal depression has not been sufficiently studied...
July 17, 2017: Neurotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728403/newborn-traits-associated-with-pre-weaning-growth-and-survival-in-piglets
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Morakot Nuntapaitoon, Ramon Muns, Padet Tummaruk
Objective: Piglet pre-weaning mortality is an important variable indicating the efficacy of farrowing management and animal well-being during lactation. The present study determined the association of newborn traits measured soon after birth with piglet pre-weaning mortality and growth. Methods: In total, 805 piglets born from 57 multiparous sows were investigated. Their blood oxygen saturation, blood glucose and rectal temperature at 24 h after birth (RT24h) were monitored...
July 17, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727976/monozygotic-twins-discordant-for-trisomy-13-a-case-of-trisomic-rescue-supporting-the-continued-need-for-first-trimester-ultrasound
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Patrick McFadden, Sarah Smithson, Robert Massaro, Jialing Huang, Gail T Prado, Wendy Shertz
Monozygotic twins with discordant karyotypes for trisomy 13 are rare. We report a case of a spontaneously conceived pregnancy who presented with first-trimester ultrasound finding of umbilical cord cyst and increased nuchal translucency in Twin A and no abnormalities in Twin B. Amniocentesis revealed 47,XY,+13 karyotype in Twin A and 46,XY karyotype in Twin B. Selective fetal reduction was performed for Twin A. Twin B was delivered at 32 weeks gestation with normal phenotype. Peripheral blood karyotype revealed 15% mosaicism for trisomy 13 and skin fibroblast revealed 46,XY karyotype...
July 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727478/alloimmune-hemolysis-due-to-major-rhe-incompatibility-after-unrelated-cord-blood-transplantation
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Masamichi Isobe, Takaaki Konuma, Yuka Abe-Wada, Kyoko Hirata, Kazuo Ogami, Seiko Kato, Maki Oiwa-Monna, Susumu Tanoue, Tokiko Nagamura-Inoue, Satoshi Takahashi, Arinobu Tojo
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July 20, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727368/medical-ozone-therapy-reduces-oxidative-stress-and-testicular-damage-in-an-experimental-model-of-testicular-torsion-in-rats
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Mustafa Tusat, Ahmet Mentese, Selim Demir, Ahmet Alver, Mustafa Imamoglu
OBJECTIVE: Testicular torsion (TT) refers to rotation of the testis and twisting of the spermatic cord. TT results in ischemia-reperfusion (I/R) injury involving increased oxidative stress, inflammation and apoptosis, and can even lead to infertility. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of ozone therapy on testicular damage due to I/R injury in an experimental torsion model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 24 male Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into 3 groups; sham-operated, torsion/detorsion (T/D), and T/D+ozone...
June 14, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
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