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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913109/protein-profiles-of-taenia-solium-cysts-obtained-from-skeletal-muscles-and-the-central-nervous-system-of-pigs-search-for-tissue-specific-proteins
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José Navarrete-Perea, Bárbara Moguel, Raúl José Bobes, Nelly Villalobos, Julio César Carrero, Edda Sciutto, Xavier Soberón, Juan Pedro Laclette
Taeniasis/cysticercosis caused by the tapeworm Taenia solium is a parasite disease transmitted among humans and pigs, the main intermediate host. The larvae/cysts can lodge in several tissues of the pig, i.e. skeletal muscles and different locations of the central nervous system. The molecular mechanisms associated to tissue preferences of the cysts remain poorly understood. The major public health concern about this zoonosis is due to the human infections by the larval form in the central nervous system, causing a highly pleomorphic and debilitating disease known as neurocysticercosis...
November 29, 2016: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897432/low-skeletal-muscle-radiation-attenuation-and-visceral-adiposity-are-associated-with-overall-survival-and-surgical-site-infections-in-patients-with-pancreatic-cancer
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David P J van Dijk, Maikel J A M Bakens, Mariëlle M E Coolsen, Sander S Rensen, Ronald M van Dam, Martijn J L Bours, Matty P Weijenberg, Cornelis H C Dejong, Steven W M Olde Damink
BACKGROUND: Cancer cachexia and skeletal muscle wasting are related to poor survival. In this study, quantitative body composition measurements using computed tomography (CT) were investigated in relation to survival, post-operative complications, and surgical site infections in surgical patients with cancer of the head of the pancreas. METHODS: A prospective cohort of 199 patients with cancer of the head of the pancreas was analysed by CT imaging at the L3 level to determine (i) muscle radiation attenuation (average Hounsfield units of total L3 skeletal muscle); (ii) visceral adipose tissue area; (iii) subcutaneous adipose tissue area; (iv) intermuscular adipose tissue area; and (v) skeletal muscle area...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895180/regulatory-t-cells-promote-myositis-and-muscle-damage-in-toxoplasma-gondii-infection
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Richard M Jin, Sarah J Blair, Jordan Warunek, Reid R Heffner, Ira J Blader, Elizabeth A Wohlfert
The coordination of macrophage polarization is essential for the robust regenerative potential of skeletal muscle. Repair begins with a phase mediated by inflammatory monocytes (IM) and proinflammatory macrophages (M1), followed by polarization to a proregenerative macrophage (M2) phenotype. Recently, regulatory T cells (Tregs) were described as necessary for this M1 to M2 transition. We report that chronic infection with the protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii causes a nonresolving Th1 myositis with prolonged tissue damage associated with persistent M1 accumulation...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891409/distal-femur-locking-plate-the-answer-to-all-distal-femoral-fractures
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Jagandeep Singh Virk, Sudhir Kumar Garg, Parmanand Gupta, Vivek Jangira, Jagdeep Singh, Sudhir Rana
INTRODUCTION: Good results have been published by researchers with distal femur nail, dynamic condylar screw and even addition of a medial plate to a distal femur locking plate for treating distal femur fractures. By this study, we explore the capability of a distal femur locking plate to counter distal femur fractures of extra- articular, partial or intra- articular nature. Positive results have been published by various groups from all over the world. AIM: To study the functional and radiological outcome of distal femoral fractures in skeletally mature patients treated by open reduction and internal fixation with distal femur locking plate...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891349/unusual-presentation-of-acute-leukaemia-a-tripod-of-cases
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Manjari Kishore, Vijay Kumar, Sadhna Marwah, Abhay S Nigam
Acute Leukemia is one of the common haematological malignancies encountered with varied clinical and haematological presentation. In acute leukaemia, complications like bleeding and infection cause significant morbidity and mortality, thus overshadowing the thromboembolic events. Among the various malignant haematological disorders, the association of thromboembolic events is often noted with acute promyelocytic leukemia, though the overall frequency of such events remains very low. Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) is, however, more common than Acute non-lymphoblastic Leukaemia...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876986/prevalence-and-pathological-lesions-of-ovine-cysticercosis-in-slaughtered-sheep-in-western-iran
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Mohammad Hashemnia, Yasser Shahbazi, Ghasem Frajani Kish
Cysticercusovis, the intermediate stage of a canine tapeworm, Taenia ovis, produces cystic lesions in the skeletal and cardiac muscle of sheep which, if numerous, will result in the condemnation of an entire carcass. This study was carried out between March 2013 and March 2014 to estimate the prevalence of Taenia oviscysticercosis in sheep slaughtered at the Kermanshah municipal abattoir, in western Iran. Of 69,198 sheep examined, 833 (1.27 %) were infected with cysticerci of Taenia ovis. The prevalence of C...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870901/ubiquitin-dependent-modification-of-skeletal-muscle-by-the-parasitic-nematode-trichinella-spiralis
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Rhiannon R White, Amy H Ponsford, Michael P Weekes, Rachel B Rodrigues, David B Ascher, Marco Mol, Murray E Selkirk, Steven P Gygi, Christopher M Sanderson, Katerina Artavanis-Tsakonas
Trichinella spiralis is a muscle-specific parasitic worm that is uniquely intracellular. T. spiralis reprograms terminally differentiated skeletal muscle cells causing them to de-differentiate and re-enter the cell cycle, a process that cannot occur naturally in mammalian skeletal muscle cells, but one that holds great therapeutic potential. Although the host ubiquitin pathway is a common target for viruses and bacteria during infection, its role in parasite pathogenesis has been largely overlooked. Here we demonstrate that the secreted proteins of T...
November 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864544/investigative-nonclinical-cardiovascular-safety-and-toxicology-studies-with-bms-986094-an-ns5b-rna-dependent-rna-polymerase-inhibitor
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M Gill, K Horn, J Hennan, R White, D Bounous, S Clark, J R Megill, E Janovitz, M Davies, T Sanderson, M Graziano
BMS-986094, a 2'-C-methylguanosine prodrug that was in development for treatment of chronic hepatitis C infection was withdrawn from Phase 2 clinical trials because of unexpected cardiac and renal adverse events. Investigative nonclinical studies were conducted to extend the understanding of these findings using more comprehensive endpoints. BMS-986094 was given orally to female CD-1 mice (25 and 150 mg/kg/d) for 2 weeks (53/group) and to cynomolgus monkeys (15 and 30 mg/kg/d) for up to 6 weeks (2-3/sex/group for cardiovascular safety, and 5/sex/group for toxicology)...
November 17, 2016: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856250/ectopical-expression-of-fabp4-gene-can-induce-bovine-muscle-derived-stem-cells-adipogenesis
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Le Zhang, Yanfang Zhao, Yue Ning, Hongbao Wang, Linsen Zan
Fatty acid binding protein 4 (FABP4) plays a key role in Fatty acid catabolism in mammals. Findings from our previous studies have indicated that FABP4 neither affect the differentiation of bovine preadipocytes nor does it change the expression of upstream genes. To investigate whether ectopically expressed FABP4 can induces Muscle-Derived Stem Cells (MDSCs) lipid synthesis and understand the regulatory mechanism behind it. In this study, adenoviruses infection is achieved to ectopically expressed FABP4 in bovine MDSCs, RNA-seq analyses at the very early stages of induction were performed to reveal gene expression level changes during MDSCs transdifferentiation...
November 14, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855715/erratum-to-antiviral-activity-of-lactobacillus-reuteri-protectis-against-coxsackievirus-a-and-enterovirus-71-infection-in-human-skeletal-muscle-and-colon-cell-lines
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Lei Yin Emily Ang, Horng Khit Issac Too, Eng Lee Tan, Tak-Kwong Vincent Chow, Lynette Pei-Chi Shek, Elizabeth Huiwen Tham, Sylvie Alonso
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November 17, 2016: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852383/-surgery-of-ipsilateral-hawkins-%C3%A2-talus-neck-and-ankle-joint-fractures-via-internal-and-lateral-approaches-with-herbert-screws
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P Zhang, Q R Dong, Z Y Wang, B Chen, J H Wan, L Wang
Objective: To explore the manual operation skills of operative treatment of ipsilateral Hawkins Ⅲ talus neck and ankle joint fractures via internal and lateral approaches with Herbert screws, and to study the clinical results. Method: From Jan 2009 to Dec 2014, the clinical data of 13 patients with ipsilateral Hawkins Ⅲ talus neck and ankle joint fractres via internal and lateral approaches with Herbert screws were retrospectively analyzed in our department.There were 10 males and 3 female, ranging in age from 20 to 60 years with an average age of 31...
November 8, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847319/transcriptional-profiles-of-type-2-diabetes-in-human-skeletal-muscle-reveal-insulin-resistance-metabolic-defects-apoptosis-and-molecular-signatures-of-immune-activation-in-response-to-infections
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Chun Wu, Gang Xu, Shang-Yi A Tsai, William J Freed, Chun-Ting Lee
Skeletal muscle insulin resistance is considered to be the primary defect involved in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Despite transcriptome studies in limited T2DM human subjects suggesting an association of T2DM with impaired oxidative phosphorylation in muscle, its molecular pathogenesis remains largely unknown. To identify dysregulated genes and gene networks that are associated with T2DM in human skeletal muscle, we examined expression patterns of 56,318 transcribed genes on 92 T2DM cases and 184 gender-, age- and race-matched non-diabetic controls from the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) database...
November 12, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821999/early-results-of-the-lps%C3%A2-limb-preservation-system-in-the-management-of-periprosthetic-femoral-fractures
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M Curtin, C Bryan, E Murphy, C G Murphy, W Curtin
INTRODUCTION: Achieving skeletal fixation in the presence of progressive bone loss is a surgical challenge, especially in cases of periprosthetic fracture (PPF). Unpredictable fracture patterns and preexisting bone loss frequently combine in this patient group. Megaprosthetic arthroplasty allows for immediate mobilisation and shorter periods of rehabilitation. We describe the clinical outcomes of a cohort of LPS™ megaprostheses performed for PPF by a single surgeon at our institution...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806699/de-novo-assembly-of-sockeye-salmon-kidney-transcriptomes-reveal-a-limited-early-response-to-piscine-reovirus-with-or-without-infectious-hematopoietic-necrosis-virus-superinfection
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Mark P Polinski, Julia C Bradshaw, Sabrina M Inkpen, Jon Richard, Camilla Fritsvold, Trygve T Poppe, Matthew L Rise, Kyle A Garver, Stewart C Johnson
BACKGROUND: Piscine reovirus (PRV) has been associated with the serious disease known as Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) in cultured Atlantic salmon Salmo salar in Norway. PRV is also prevalent in wild and farmed salmon without overt disease manifestations, suggesting multifactorial triggers or PRV variant-specific factors are required to initiate disease. In this study, we explore the head kidney transcriptome of Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka during early PRV infection to identify host responses in the absence of disease in hopes of elucidating mechanisms by which PRV may directly alter host functions and contribute to the development of a disease state...
November 2, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804017/is-it-appropriate-to-treat-sarcoma-metastases-with-intramedullary-nailing
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Bryan S Moon, Dwayne J Dunbar, Patrick P Lin, Robert L Satcher, Justin E Bird, Valerae O Lewis
BACKGROUND: Patients with primary bone and soft tissue sarcoma are at risk for skeletal metastases. Although uncommon, these metastases can result in impending or pathologic fractures. Intramedullary nailing traditionally has been an accepted form of palliative treatment for patients with metastatic carcinoma, but we could find no studies that report specifically on intramedullary nailing of metastatic sarcoma lesions. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: We asked: (1) What is the survival of patients with an impending or pathologic fracture from a sarcoma metastasis? (2) What proportion of patients treated with intramedullary nailing subsequently underwent a revision procedure or nail removal during their lifetimes? METHODS: Between 1996 and 2014, we performed 40 intramedullary nailing procedures in 34 patients with multifocal metastases from sarcomas who showed signs or symptoms of impending fracture or who presented with a pathologic fracture...
November 1, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803128/stat-mutations-as-program-switchers-turning-primary-immunodeficiencies-into-autoimmune-diseases
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REVIEW
Tiziana Lorenzini, Laura Dotta, Mauro Giacomelli, Donatella Vairo, Raffaele Badolato
STAT proteins are a family of transcription factors that mediate cellular response to cytokines and growth factors. Study of patients with familial susceptibility to pathogens and/or autoimmune diseases has led to the identification of 7 inherited disorders that are caused by mutations of 4 STAT family genes. Homozygous or compound heterozygous mutations of STAT1 lead to complete or partial forms of STAT1 deficiency that are associated with susceptibility to intracellular pathogens and herpetic infections. Patients with heterozygous STAT1 gain-of-function (GOF) mutations usually present with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis (CMC) but may also experience bacterial and viral infections, autoimmune manifestations, lymphopenia, cerebral aneurysms, and increased risk to develop tumors...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800156/sarcopenia-and-sarcopenic-obesity-do-they-predict-inferior-oncologic-outcomes-after-gastrointestinal-cancer-surgery
#17
REVIEW
Kimberly L Mei, John A Batsis, Jeannine B Mills, Stefan D Holubar
Sarcopenia, or loss of skeletal muscle mass and quality, has been studied as part of aging and adverse health outcomes in elderly patients but has only recently been evaluated as a separate condition in cancer patients and important indicator of adverse outcomes. Currently, its definition and method of assessment are still being debated. Sarcopenia within an increasingly obese population has led to a subgroup with sarcopenic obesity, at even higher risk of adverse outcomes. Yet, sarcopenia often goes undiagnosed in these patients, hidden beneath higher body mass index...
2016: Perioperative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788206/full-genome-sequencing-and-confirmation-of-the-causative-agent-of-erythrocytic-inclusion-body-syndrome-in-coho-salmon-identifies-a-new-type-of-piscine-orthoreovirus
#18
Tomokazu Takano, Akatsuki Nawata, Takamitsu Sakai, Tomomasa Matsuyama, Takafumi Ito, Jun Kurita, Sachiko Terashima, Motoshige Yasuike, Yoji Nakamura, Atushi Fujiwara, Akira Kumagai, Chihaya Nakayasu
Erythrocytic inclusion body syndrome (EIBS) causes mass mortality in farmed salmonid fish, including the coho salmon, Onchorhynchus kisutchi, and chinook salmon, O. tshawytscha. The causative agent of the disease is a virus with an icosahedral virion structure, but this virus has not been characterized at the molecular level. In this study, we sequenced the genome of a virus purified from EIBS-affected coho salmon. The virus has 10 dsRNA genomic segments (L1, L2, L3, M1, M2, M3, S1, S2, S3, and S4), which closely resembles the genomic organization of piscine orthoreovirus (PRV), the causative agent of heart and skeletal inflammation (HSMI) in Atlantic salmon and HSMI-like disease in coho salmon...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783841/reconstruction-using-expandable-endoprostheses-for-skeletally-immature-patients-with-sarcoma
#19
Alexander P Decilveo, Bartlomiej W Szczech, Jacob Topfer, James C Wittig
Expandable endoprostheses have become an acceptable modality to address the issue of limb-length inequality in limb-sparing procedures for skeletally immature patients afflicted with lower extremity bone sarcomas. This study retrospectively analyzed postoperative outcomes and complications for 7 patients (8 limbs) who underwent minimally invasive or noninvasive reconstruction during a 12-year period. Musculoskeletal Tumor Society (MSTS) scores and complication rates were reported. Mean functional outcome (MSTS scores) at final follow-up was 93...
October 25, 2016: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783140/lower-limb-reconstruction-in-tumor-patients-using-modular-silver-coated-megaprostheses-with-regard-to-perimegaprosthetic-joint-infection-a-case-series-including-100-patients-and-review-of-the-literature
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J Schmolders, S Koob, P Schepers, P H Pennekamp, S Gravius, D C Wirtz, R Placzek, A C Strauss
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE: Bone resection regarding adequate surgical margins is the treatment of choice for malignant bone tumors. In the case of metastasis-related complications, so-called skeletal-related events, it is highly important to achieve pain relief and a stable joint situation to re-mobilize the patients immediately following surgery. To bridge the often large osseous defect zones after tumor resection, both cemented and uncemented modular endoprosthetic systems are widely used...
October 25, 2016: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
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