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Niccoló Vendramin, Anna Luiza Farias Alencar, Tine Moesgaard Iburg, Maria Krudtaa Dahle, Øystein Wessel, Anne Berit Olsen, Espen Rimstad, Niels Jørgen Olesen
Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) is endemic in farmed rainbow trout in continental Europe and in various salmonid fish species at the Pacific coast of North America. IHN has never occurred in European Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) farms, but is considered as a major threat for the European salmon industry. Another virus, Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), is widespread in the sea phase of Atlantic salmon, and is identified as the causative agent of heart and skeletal muscle inflammation. The aim of this study was to investigate the interactions between a primary PRV infection and a secondary IHNV infection under experimental conditions...
March 13, 2018: Veterinary Research
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Tetanus is an acute specific infection caused by obligate anaerobes, which is still a serious public health problem. Tetanus bacterium is an obligate anaerobic bacterium, widely distributed in nature, which can exist in dust, soil, human or animal excrement. The bacteria invade the body primarily through the skin or mucosal wounds, and most commonly in trauma and burn patients, unclean newborns, and unsafe surgical instruments. Exotoxin produced by tetanus bacteria can cause temporary changes in the central nervous system, manifested as systemic skeletal muscle persistence and paroxysmal spasm, severe cases of laryngospasm, asphyxia, lung infections and organ failure, which is a very serious and potentially fatal disease...
March 1, 2018: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Lee James Beever, Kirsty Giles, Richard Lawrence Meeson
OBJECTIVES:  To quantify and evaluate risks of complications attributable to external skeletal fixator (ESF) usage in dogs. METHODS:  A retrospective review of medical records following ESF placement. RESULTS:  Case records of 97 dogs were reviewed; fixator-associated complications occurred in 79/97 dogs. Region of ESF placement was significantly associated with complication development ( p  = 0.005), not complication type ( p  = 0...
February 2018: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
Luis A Aponte-Tinao, Jose I Albergo, Miguel A Ayerza, D Luis Muscolo, Federico Milano Ing, German L Farfalli
BACKGROUND: Preservation of limb function after resection of malignant bone tumors in skeletally immature children is challenging. Resection of bone sarcomas and reconstruction with an allograft in patients younger than 10 years old is one reconstructive alternative. However, long-term studies analyzing late complications and limb length discrepancy at skeletal maturity are scarce; this information would be important, because growth potential is altered in these patients owing to the loss of one physis during tumor resection...
March 2018: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Áine B Collins, John F Mee, Peter D Kirkland
Schmallenberg virus (SBV) and Akabane virus (AKAV) are teratogenic Simbu serogroup Orthobunyaviruses. Embryonated chicken egg models (ECE) have been used to study the pathogenicity and teratogenicity of Simbu viruses previously, however to date no such studies have been reported for SBV. Hence, the aims of this study were to investigate if ECE are susceptible to experimental SBV infection, and to evaluate the pathogenicity and teratogenicity of SBV and AKAV in ECE models. Two studies were conducted. In Study A, SBV (106...
March 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
Muhammad A Saeed, Mohammed H Rashid, Jane Vaughan, Abdul Jabbar
Members of the genus Sarcocystis (Apicomplexa: Sarcocystidae) are intracellular protozoan parasites that infect a wide range of domestic and wild animals, resulting in economic losses in production animals worldwide. Sarcocystis spp. have indirect life-cycles where canids and felids serve as main definitive hosts while a range of domestic and wild animals serve as intermediate hosts, including South American camelids (SACs) such as alpacas, llamas and guanacos. These animals primarily occur in South American countries on Andean, elevated plains but in recent years, alpacas and llamas have become emerging animal industries in other parts of the world such as Australia, Europe and the USA due to their high-quality fiber, meat and hides...
March 6, 2018: Parasites & Vectors
Marianne Yardley, Lars Gullestad, Kari Nytrøen
One of the most important prognostic factors in heart failure patients is physical capacity. Patients with very poor physical performance and otherwise eligible, may be listed as candidates for heart transplantation (HTx). After such surgery, life-long immunosuppression therapy is needed to prevent rejection of the new heart. The dark side of immunosuppression is the increased risk of infections, kidney failure, cancer and advanced atherosclerosis (cardiac allograft vasculopathy), with the two latter conditions as the main causes of later mortality...
February 24, 2018: World Journal of Transplantation
Ishita Bakshi, Eurwin Suryana, Lewin Small, Lake Ee Quek, Amanda Brandon, Nigel Turner, Gregory J Cooney
Skeletal muscle is a major tissue for glucose metabolism and can store glucose as glycogen, convert glucose to lactate via glycolysis and fully oxidise glucose to CO2. Muscle has a limited capacity for gluconeogenesis but can convert lactate and alanine to glycogen. Gluconeogenesis requires FBP2, a muscle specific form of fructose bisphosphatase that converts fructose-1,6-bisphosphate (F-1,6-bisP) to fructose-6-phosphate (F-6-P) opposing the activity of the ATP-consuming enzyme phosphofructokinase (PFK). In mammalian muscle, the activity of PFK is normally 100 times higher than FBP2 and therefore energy wasting cycling between PFK and FBP2 is low...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Endocrinology
Anthony A Duplanty, Robert W Siggins, Timothy Allerton, Liz Simon, Patricia E Molina
Work from our group demonstrated that chronic binge alcohol (CBA)-induces mitochondrial gene dysregulation at end-stage disease of simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) infection in antiretroviral therapy (ART) naïve rhesus macaques. Alterations in gene expression can disrupt mitochondrial homeostasis and in turn contribute to the risk of metabolic comorbidities characterized by loss of skeletal muscle (SKM) functional mass that are associated with CBA, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, and prolonged ART...
March 2018: Physiological Reports
Nozomi Shiwa, Kazunori Kimitsuki, Daria Llenaresas Manalo, Satoshi Inoue, Chun-Ho Park
During rabies virus infections, the minor salivary glands are one of the important organs for virus replication and excretion into the oral cavity. However, details of pathological findings and viral antigen distribution in the minor salivary glands remain poorly understood. In this study, we conducted pathological tests on the tongues of 71 rabid dogs in the Philippines; the minor salivary glands (von Ebner's glands, lingual glands), circumvallate papilla, autonomic ganglia, and skeletal muscles were evaluated...
March 2, 2018: Archives of Virology
Chun Cao, Tao Gao, Yan Cheng, Minhua Cheng, Ting Su, Fengchan Xi, Cuili Wu, Wenkui Yu
Hypercatabolism plays a critical role in the pathogenesis of post-critical care debility in critical patients. Central nervous system may exerte a critical role in the regulation of hypercatabolism. However, little is known about the exact mechanisms of the central role. Here, we reported that actived hypothalamic AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK)-induced autophagy modulated the expression of POMC to ameliorate hypercatabolism in septic rats. Firstly, rats were i.c.v. injected with the lentiviral vector containing shRNA against POMC...
February 26, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Liina Mansukoski, Vitale Stefano Sparacello
There is little research on how individuals suffering from tuberculosis may differ from those not infected in terms of overall skeletal morphology. Tuberculosis was endemic in 19th and early 20th century Finland making documented skeletal collections of Finns ideal to study effects of the disease on bone. The present study compares long bone cross-sectional total area between individuals who died of tuberculosis and those with another recorded cause of death in a Finnish sample. Adult male individuals (N = 105) were selected for analysis...
March 2018: International Journal of Paleopathology
José Palma, Eduardo Díaz, Sergio Islas, Julio Silva, Sergio Mella
Monoarticular tuberculosis of the wrist is a rare presentation of primary tuberculosis, being more common skeletal forms involving the spine. Extraspinal tuberculous osteomyelitis is rare and comprises only 2 to 3% of all cases of osteoarticular Mycobacterium tuberculosis infections. We present a case of a 49 years old female patient, who worked as an hospital cleaning employed without other comorbidity. After a low energy injury of the wrist she suffered pain syndrome diagnosticated as a flexor tendinopathy, managed with nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and physical therapy...
October 2017: Revista Chilena de Infectología: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad Chilena de Infectología
Tiziano Testori, Tommaso Weinstein, Fabio Scutellà, Hom-Lay Wang, Giovanni Zucchelli
Patient expectations from implant treatment have changed over the years and esthetics plays an important role in defining what is now called success of rehabilitation. Of the many factors that influence the outcome of the rehabilitation, the two main ones are the bone and soft-tissue deficiencies at the intended implant site. Many surgical approaches are described in terms of timing of implant placement and management of regenerative procedures. The aim of this article is to discuss the different implant placement alternatives in the esthetic area, in particular: (i) the timing of implant placement/regenerative procedures/skeletal growth/altered passive eruption; (ii) the correct three-dimensional position of the fixture between the cuspids and in the premolar area; (iii) multiple missing teeth in the esthetic area with single tooth/pontic or cantilevered options/prosthetic compensation; (iv) placement of implants into infected sites; and (v) the influence of abutment and crown morphology on implant position...
February 27, 2018: Periodontology 2000
Ayesha Mughal, Muhammad Saeed Minhas, Anisuddin Bhatti, Farooq Ahmed Moghul, Muhammad Muzzammil Sangani, Kashif Mehmood Khan, Afaq Alam, Mukesh Kumar, Amna Mughal
Hydatid disease is helminthic infection caused by tape worm echinococcus granulosis. It commonly involves liver (65-75%) and the lungs (25 to 30%). Involvement of bones and skeletal muscle is very rare, i.e. 3 to 5%. This is the report of a 21-year girl, city resident, presented with mass involving left proximal thigh. The mass was painless and had gradually increased in size over three years. MRI revealed solid cum cystic lesion in vastus medialis muscle. Tru-Cut needle biopsy of the lesion revealed necrotic material...
March 2018: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Banu Akar, Alexandar M Tatara, Alok Sutradhar, Hui-Yi Hsiao, Michael John Miller, Ming-Huei Cheng, Antonios G Mikos, Eric M Brey
Reconstruction of large skeletal defects is challenging due to the requirement for large volumes of donor tissue and the often complex surgical procedures. Tissue engineering has the potential to serve as a new source of tissue for bone reconstruction, but current techniques are often limited in regards to the size and complexity of tissue that can be formed. Building tissue using an in vivo bioreactor approach may enable the production of appropriate amounts of specialized tissue while reducing issues of donor site morbidity, and infection...
February 22, 2018: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
Elisa X Y Lim, Aroon Supramaniam, Hayman Lui, Peta Coles, Wai Suet Lee, Xiang Liu, Penny A Rudd, Lara J Herrero
Arthritogenic alphavirus infections often result in debilitating musculoskeletal disorders that affect the joints, muscle, and bone. In order to evaluate the infection profile of primary human skeletal muscle and chondrocyte cells to Ross River virus (RRV) in vitro, cells were infected at a multiplicity of infection (MOI) of 1 over a period of two days. Viral titers were determined by plaque assay and cytokine expression by Bio-Plex® assays using the supernatants harvested. Gene expression studies were conducted using total RNA isolated from cells...
February 15, 2018: Viruses
Benjamin R Williams, Dylan L McCreary, Michael Chau, Brian P Cunningham, Fernando Pena, Marc F Swiontkowski
BACKGROUND: Orthopedic implant removal following open reduction internal fixation of a fracture is a common procedure, especially in the foot and ankle. The purpose of this study was to evaluate functional change after the removal of symptomatic implants following ankle fracture open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) using the Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment (SMFA) outcome score. We hypothesized that implant removal after ankle fracture would result in improved functional outcomes...
February 1, 2018: Foot & Ankle International
Fernando H Antunes Murata, Camila K Cerqueira-Cézar, Peter C Thompson, Keshaw Tiwari, Joseph D Mowery, Shiv K Verma, Benjamin M Rosenthal, Ravindra N Sharma, Jitender P Dubey
Rodents are intermediate hosts for many species of Sarcocystis. Little is known of Sarcocystis cymruensis that uses the Brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) as intermediate hosts and the domestic cat (Felis catus) as experimental definitive host. Here, we identified and described Sarcocystis cymruensis in naturally infected R. norvegicus from Grenada, West Indies. Rats (n = 167) were trapped in various locations in two parishes (St. George and St. David). Microscopic, thin (< 1 μm) walled, slender sarcocysts were found in 11 of 156 (7...
February 19, 2018: Parasitology Research
Yu-Xin Song, Zeng-Ping Wang, Lin Liu, Wen Xue, Zhong-Yu Hao, Qun-Li Zhang, Wei She, Li-Yang Cai, Hai-Tao Gou, Yao-Wen Qian
Madelung deformity is a rare deformity of forearm and wrist caused by growth disorders of distal radius ulnar and palmar epiphyseal. Current studies showed that its incidence mainly associated with trauma, epiphyseal developmental abnormalities, nutritional disorders and genetic deletion or mutation. The early clinical presentation is not typical, in middle and late time, wrist deformity and weak can appear. Plain film considered as the main means of diagnosis is often lack of early diagnosis significance. Although wrist joint magnetic resonance imaging showing early soft tissue and skeletal abnormalities were used for the early diagnosis of the disease, current domestic study in magnetic resonance imaging of this deformity is less...
October 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
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