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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938542/the-immune-checkpoint-molecule-v-set-ig-domain-containing-4-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-for-multiple-myeloma
#1
Jin Roh, Youkyoung Jeon, A-Neum Lee, Sang Min Lee, YeonMee Kim, Chang Ohk Sung, Chan-Jeoung Park, Jung Yong Hong, Dok Hyun Yoon, Cheolwon Suh, Jooryung Huh, Inhak Choi, Chan-Sik Park
Multiple myeloma (MM) remains as an incurable disease, despite recent substantial improvements in treatment. Therefore, development of novel biomarkers for risk stratification and new therapeutic targets are imperative. One of the emerging treatments for MM is the immune checkpoint blockades. V-set Ig domain-containing 4 (VSIG4) is a lately studied B7-related immune checkpoint modulator. We assessed the VSIG4 expression in patients with MM and its prognostic impact. We analyzed 81 bone marrow and 66 extramedullary biopsy samples of MM patients using immunohistochemistry...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937616/sarcopenia-impairs-prognosis-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-the-role-of-liver-functional-reserve-and-tumor-related-factors-in-loss-of-skeletal-muscle-volume
#2
Kenji Imai, Koji Takai, Satoshi Watanabe, Tatsunori Hanai, Atsushi Suetsugu, Makoto Shiraki, Masahito Shimizu
Sarcopenia impairs survival in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). This study aimed to clarify the factors that contribute to decreased skeletal muscle volume in patients with HCC. The third lumbar vertebra skeletal muscle index (L3 SMI) in 351 consecutive patients with HCC was calculated to identify sarcopenia. Sarcopenia was defined as an L3 SMI value ≤ 29.0 cm²/m² for women and ≤ 36.0 cm²/m² for men. The factors affecting L3 SMI were analyzed by multiple linear regression analysis and tree-based models...
September 22, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937381/intrapulmonary-ectopic-liver-associated-with-scimitar-syndrome
#3
Sajna V M Kutty, M Lilly, Shalini Kuruvila, Sajan Koshy
We report a case of intrapulmonary ectopic liver associated with Scimitar syndrome. A two month old male child who presented with features of congestive cardiac failure underwent extensive cardiac and radiological investigations and was diagnosed with Scimitar syndrome. He was also found to have a mass in the lower lobe of the right lung, the possibilities being either a pulmonary sequestration or a diaphragmatic hernia. As his dyspnea progressively worsened, a right lower lobectomy was performed at the age of two years...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936236/patient-oriented-health-technologies-patients-perspectives-and-use
#4
Amy M Bauer, Tessa Rue, Sean A Munson, Reza Hosseini Ghomi, Gina A Keppel, Allison M Cole, Laura-Mae Baldwin, Wayne Katon
BACKGROUND: For patient-oriented mobile health tools to contribute meaningfully to improving healthcare delivery, widespread acceptance and use of such tools by patients are critical. However, little is known about patients' attitudes toward using health technology and their willingness to share health data with providers. AIMS: To investigate primary care patients' comfort sharing health information through mobile devices, and patients' awareness and use of patient portals...
August 2017: Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935431/evaluation-of-risk-to-the-suprascapular-nerve-during-arthroscopic-slap-repair-is-a-posterior-portal-safer
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Mark J Sando, Jason A Grieshober, Hyunchul Kim, James C Dreese, R Frank Henn
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the risk of glenoid perforation during SLAP repair for suture anchors placed through an anterolateral portal versus a posterolateral portal of Wilmington. METHODS: Ten bilateral cadaveric shoulders were randomized to suture anchor placement through an anterolateral portal on one shoulder and a posterolateral portal on the contralateral shoulder. Anchors were placed into anterior, posterior, and far posterior positions on the glenoid rim (1 o'clock, 11 o'clock, and 10 o'clock positions for right shoulders)...
September 18, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935258/rifampicin-lipid-polymer-hybrid-nanoparticles-lipomer-for-enhanced-peyer-s-patch-uptake
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Sagar S Bachhav, Vikas D Dighe, Darsheen Kotak, Padma V Devarajan
The oral uptake of intact nanocarriers through Peyer's patches is an important uptake pathway. We report Rifampicin Lipid-Polymer hybrid nanoparticles (RIF-LIPOMER) using glyceryl monostearate as lipid and the mucoadhesive polymer, Gantrez, with the objective of balancing hydrophobicity and mucoadhesion for enhanced Peyer's patch uptake. RIF-LIPOMER was optimized for size, hydrophobicity, and mucoadhesion using Box-Behnken. Design RIF-LIPOMER (RIF-LIPO-120) exhibited average particle size in the range 300-400nm with drug loading >12%...
September 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935006/novel-h-shunt-venovenous-bypass-for-liver-transplantation-in-cynomolgus-macaques
#7
Yojiro Kato, Adam D Griesemer, Anette Wu, Hugo P Sondermeijer, Joshua I Weiner, Raimon Duran-Struuck, Mercedes Martinez, Andrea R Slate, Alexander Romanov, Jay H Lefkowitch, Megan Sykes, Tomoaki Kato
Cynomolgus monkeys are often used in preclinical transplantation research. Performing liver transplantation in cynomolgus monkeys is challenging because they poorly tolerate portal vein clamping during the anhepatic phase. Finding an alternative to portal vein clamping is necessary before preclinical liver transplant models can be performed with reliable outcomes. We used 3 different techniques to perform 5 liver transplants in male cynomolgus macaques (weight, 7.4-10.8 kg; mismatched for MHC I and II; matched for ABO)...
October 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934960/medium-term-results-following-arthroscopic-reduction-in-walking-age-children-with-developmental-hip-dysplasia-after-failed-closed-reduction
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Liang Zhao, Hua Yan, Changsheng Yang, Daozhang Cai, Yijun Wang
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic reduction has become increasingly popular as an alternative to open reduction for the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). However, patient outcomes beyond one and a half years after surgery remain unclear. The purpose of this study is to report the medium-term outcomes of walking-age patients who received arthroscopic reduction after an unsuccessful closed reduction. This research was conducted as part of a retrospectively registered study. METHODS: We performed arthroscopic reduction in eight children with DDH after failed closed reduction between January 2010 and January 2012 and followed all cases for a minimum of 5 years...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934858/metabolism-nutrition-and-redox-signaling-of-hydroxyproline
#9
Zhenlong Wu, Yongqing Hou, Zhaolai Dai, Chien-An Hu, Guoyao Wu
SIGNIFICANCE: Hydroxyproline is a structurally and physiologically important imino acid in animals. It is provided from diets and endogenous synthesis, and its conversion into glycine is enhances the production of glutathione, DNA, heme, and protein. Furthermore, oxidation of hydroxyproline by hydroxyproline oxidase plays an important role in cell antioxidative reactions, survival, and homeostasis. Understanding the mechanisms whereby hydroxyproline participates in metabolism and cell signaling can improve the nutrition and health of animals and humans...
September 21, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934814/prenatal-diagnosis-of-agenesis-of-ductus-venosus-a-retrospective-study-of-anatomic-variants-associated-anomalies-and-impact-on-postnatal-outcome
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Brigitte Strizek, Aikaterini Zamprakou, Ingo Gottschalk, Maria Roethlisberger, Astrid Hellmund, Andreas Müller, Ulrich Gembruch, Annegret Geipel, Christoph Berg
Purpose To assess the anatomic variants, associated anomalies and postnatal outcome of fetuses with a prenatally diagnosed agenesis of ductus venosus (ADV). Materials and Methods Retrospective study of 119 cases with agenesis of ductus venosus diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound in two tertiary referral centers from 2006 to 2014. The type and location of the umbilical venous drainage site was noted. Charts were reviewed for associated structural or chromosomal anomalies, pregnancy outcome and postnatal course...
September 21, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934207/evaluation-of-the-pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic-relationship-of-praziquantel-in-the-schistosoma-mansoni-mouse-model
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Nada Abla, Jennifer Keiser, Mireille Vargas, Natalie Reimers, Helmut Haas, Thomas Spangenberg
After more than 40 years of use, Praziquantel (PZQ) still remains the drug of choice for the treatment of intestinal and urogenital schistosomiasis. Its anti-parasitic activity resides primarily in the (R)-enantiomer. Hitherto neither the molecular target nor the pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic relationship have been fully elucidated. Here we investigated the efficacy and pharmacokinetics of PZQ in the Schistosoma mansoni mouse model to determine the key factors that drive its efficacy. Dose-response studies with racemic PZQ with or without addition of an irreversible pan-cytochrome P450 (CYP) inhibitor, 1-aminobenzotriazole (ABT), were performed...
September 21, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932881/nerve-injuries-do-occur-in-elbow-arthroscopy
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Nick F J Hilgersom, Derek F P van Deurzen, Carina L E Gerritsma, Huub J L van der Heide, Martijn J A Malessy, Denise Eygendaal, Michel P J van den Bekerom
PURPOSE: The purpose is to create more awareness as well as emphasize the risk of permanent nerve injury as a complication of elbow arthroscopy. METHODS: Patients who underwent elbow arthroscopy complicated by permanent nerve injury were retrospectively collected. Patients were collected using two strategies: (1) by word-of-mouth throughout the Dutch Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, and the Leiden University Nerve Centre, and (2) approaching two medical liability insurance companies...
September 20, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932502/ultrasound-guided-direct-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-in-patients-with-budd-chiari-syndrome-short-and-long-term-results
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Adam Hatzidakis, Nikolaos Galanakis, Elias Kehagias, Dimitrios Samonakis, Mairi Koulentaki, Erminia Matrella, Dimitrios Tsetis
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is treated with anticoagulation therapy, transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS), angioplasty, and liver transplantation. TIPS is not always technically feasible, due to the complete hepatic venous thrombosis. Direct intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (DIPS) is an alternative method for decompression of portal hypertension. This is a retrospective, single-center study aiming to evaluate the outcome of ultrasound (US)-guided DIPS in patients with BCS...
June 2017: Interventional Medicine & Applied Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932093/postoperative-inflammation-as-a-possible-cause-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-after-irreversible-electroporation-for-locally-advanced-pancreatic-cancer
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Jun-Jun Su, Ming Su, Kai Xu, Peng-Fei Wang, Li Yan, Shi-Chun Lu, Wan-Qing Gu, Yong-Liang Chen
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a rare but serious postoperative complication associated with irreversible electroporation (IRE). We report a case of postoperative PVT in a 54-year-old woman who underwent IRE for locally advanced pancreatic cancer. Drain removal and discharge of the patient from the hospital were scheduled on postoperative day (POD) 7; however, a magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed the presence of PVT. We suspected postoperative inflammation in the pancreas as the main cause of PVT. However, the patient did not undergo any medical treatment because she did not have any clinical symptoms, and she was discharged on POD 8...
August 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931429/portal-vein-embolization-with-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate-through-an-ipsilateral-approach-before-major-hepatectomy-single-center-analysis-of-50-consecutive-patients
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José Hugo Mendes Luz, Paula Mendes Luz, Tiago Bilhim, Henrique Salas Martin, Hugo Rodrigues Gouveia, Élia Coimbra, Filipe Veloso Gomes, Roberto Romulo Souza, Igor Murad Faria, Tiago Nepomuceno de Miranda
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of portal vein embolization (PVE) with n-Butyl-cyanoacrylate (NBCA) through an ipsilateral approach before major hepatectomy. Secondary end-points were PVE safety, liver resection and patient outcome. METHODS: Over a 5-year period 50 non-cirrhotic consecutive patients were included with primary or secondary liver cancer treatable by hepatectomy with a liver remnant (FLR) volume less than 25% or less than 40% in diseased livers. RESULTS: There were 37 men and 13 women with a mean age of 57 years...
September 20, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929364/anthropomorphic-liver-phantom-with-flow-for-multimodal-image-guided-liver-therapy-research-and-training
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Anna Rethy, Jørn Ove Sæternes, Jostein Halgunset, Ronald Mårvik, Erlend F Hofstad, Juan A Sánchez-Margallo, Thomas Langø
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to develop a multimodal, permanent liver phantom displaying functional vasculature and common pathologies, for teaching, training and equipment development in laparoscopic ultrasound and navigation. METHODS: Molten wax was injected simultaneously into the portal and hepatic veins of a human liver. Upon solidification of the wax, the surrounding liver tissue was dissolved, leaving a cast of the vessels. A connection was established between the two vascular trees by manually manipulating the wax...
September 19, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929091/thrombosis-of-the-abdominal-veins-in-childhood
#17
REVIEW
Riten Kumar, Bryce A Kerlin
Abdominal venous thrombosis is a rare form of venous thromboembolic disease in children. While mortality rates are low, a significant proportion of affected children may suffer long-term morbidity. Additionally, given the infrequency of these thrombi, there is lack of stringent research data and evidence-based treatment guidelines. Nonetheless, pediatric hematologists and other subspecialists are likely to encounter these problems in practice. This review is therefore intended to provide a useful guide on the clinical diagnosis and management of children with these rare forms of venous thromboembolic disease...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928915/portal-vein-thrombosis-after-laparoscopic-total-colectomy-for-colonic-inertia
#18
Joshua Dilday, Maxwell Sirkin, Chelsey McKinnon, Shaun Brown
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) has been recently documented after a variety of laparoscopic surgeries. Although it is well established in splenectomies, its prevalence in other laparoscopic procedures is rare. PVT in colectomies has been associated with inflammatory processes, such as ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis. We report a case of postoperative PVT following a total abdominal colectomy for colonic inertia. A 27-year-old female underwent an uneventful elective laparoscopic total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis for colonic inertia, and presented on postoperative day (POD) 3 with obstipation, abdominal distention and emesis...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928049/role-for-cementoplasty-in-intra-articular-distal-radius-fractures-cadaver-study-and-application-to-arthroscopy
#19
V Fontaine, M Grunberg, J Soret, K El-Youssef, L E Gayet, R Taberne
BACKGROUND: Die-punch intra-articular fractures of the distal radius raise surgical challenges. The residual articular step-off must be less than 1mm to prevent the development of radio-carpal osteoarthritis. The objectives of this cadaver study were to evaluate whether cementoplasty was effective in reducing die-punch fractures and to determine whether this technique was feasible as an arthroscopic procedure. HYPOTHESIS: Cementoplasty performed as an arthroscopic procedure is effective in treating die-punch fractures...
September 16, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927979/enlarging-vascular-stents-after-pediatric-liver-transplantation
#20
Yi-Ting Yeh, Cheng-Yen Chen, Hsiou-Shan Tseng, Hsin-Kai Wang, Hsin-Lin Tsai, Niang-Cheng Lin, Chou-Fu Wei, Chinsu Liu
BACKGROUND: Endovascular intervention with stent placement to treat portal vein (PV) and hepatic vein (HV) stenosis after pediatric liver transplantation (LT) is still controversial in small children owing to the potential risk of functional stenosis after growth. The aim of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of stent placement in this population. METHODS: Between 2004 and 2016, 6 children (all <3 years) received HV (n = 2) and PV (n = 4) stents placement among 46 pediatric LT patients at our institution...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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