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Birol Ay, Erdal Karaoz, Cumhur C Kesemenli, Halime Kenar
The reconstruction of skeletal muscle tissue is currently performed by transplanting a muscle tissue graft from local or distant sites of the patient`s body, but this practice leads to donor site morbidity in case of large defects. With the aim of providing an alternative treatment approach, skeletal muscle tissue formation potential of human myoblasts and human menstrual blood derived mesenchymal stem cells (hMB-MSCs) on synthetic (poly(L-lactide-co-caprolactone), 70:30) scaffolds with oriented microfibers, human muscle extracellular matrix (ECM), and their hybrids was investigated in this study...
October 22, 2016: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
M E Pennant, R Mehta, P Moody, G Hackett, A Prentice, S J Sharp, R Lakshman
BACKGROUND: Endometrial biopsies are undertaken in premenopausal women with abnormal uterine bleeding but the risk of endometrial cancer or atypical hyperplasia is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To conduct a systematic literature review to establish the risk of endometrial cancer and atypical hyperplasia in premenopausal women with abnormal uterine bleeding. SEARCH STRATEGY: Search of PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library from database inception to August 2015...
October 20, 2016: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Tamara Brussee, Ruth Ma van Nispen, Ger Hmb van Rens
BACKGROUND: Visual acuity (VA) only slightly explains variability in reading performance, whereas other visual and non-visual parameters have been reported to influence reading performance; however, in ophthalmologic and optometric clinical practice and research, where standardised reading tests are used, many of these parameters are often neglected. The purpose of this study was to give insight into how various visual and non-visual parameters are associated with reading performance in normally sighted subjects...
October 20, 2016: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
Josi Amadeu, Cleto Mariosvaldo Piazzetta, Cassius Carvalho Torres-Pereira, José Miguel Amenábar
Melanoma is a malignant neoplasm of melanocytes that can metastasize to every organ of the body, but metastasis to the oral cavity is uncommon. We describe a case of metastatic malignant melanoma to the mandible in a 33-years-old woman. The patient had a 2 cm × 4 cm firm, ulcerated nodule, distal to the second mandibular right molar. Incisional biopsy revealed epithelioid cells and immunohistochemistry was positive for HMB-45, S-100 protein and vimentin. The patient was referred to the local cancer hospital for treatment but died 3 months later...
September 2016: Journal of Oral Biology and Craniofacial Research
Oliver Chang, Zsolt Argenyi
Although malignant melanomas exhibit a wide range of immunophenotypes, concurrent loss of all 3 conventional melanocytic markers (S-100, Melan-A, and HMB-45) is relatively rare. We report a case of primary malignant melanoma with lymph node metastasis, both exhibiting loss of immunoreactivity for conventional melanocytic markers, while aberrantly expressing epithelial antigenicity (pancytokeratin, CAM 5.2).
October 12, 2016: American Journal of Dermatopathology
J E Dietrich, D L Yee, X M Santos, J L Bercaw-Pratt, J Kurkowski, H Soni, Y J Lee-Kim, M D Shah, D Mahoney, L V Srivaths
BACKGROUND: Bleeding disorders (BD) occur in up to 50% of adolescents with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB). This presents unique challenges to healthcare providers given the complexity of treating the condition and such complexity can result in difficulty with patients understanding basic information about their condition, limit communication with medical providers, and patient compliance. SPECIFIC AIMS: To use an electronic approach to enhance patient compliance with medications used to treat their HMB...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
Michael J Redd, Jay R Hoffman, Yftach Gepner, Jeffrey R Stout, Mattan W Hoffman, Daniel Ben-Dov, Shany Funk, David D Church, Guy Avital, Yacov Chen, Hagai Frankel, Ishay Ostfeld
OBJECTIVE: Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) is a metabolic and anabolic biomarker that has been proposed to reflect physiological adaptations resulting from multistressor environments. The bioactivity of IGF-I is regulated by seven different insulin-like growth factor binding proteins (IGFBPs) which act not only as carriers of IGF-1, but also function as a modulator of IGF-I availability and activity. Supplementing with β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) has been shown to enhance physiological outcomes associated with intense training, and has been reported to augment the IGF-1 response...
October 5, 2016: Growth Hormone & IGF Research
Valentina Shaw, Alain C Vandal, Christin Coomarasamy, Alec J Ekeroma
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the effectiveness of the levonorgestrel intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) in obese women with heavy menstrual bleeding in Counties Manukau Auckland area, New Zealand. METHODS: Prospective observational study in a tertiary teaching hospital. Twenty women with heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) who agreed to treatment with the LNG-IUS and had a body mass index (BMI) of >30 kg/m(2) were recruited between May and December 2014. The women completed two validated tools (Menstrual Impact Questionnaire and the Pictorial Bleeding Assessment Chart) at recruitment, 6 and 12 months follow-up...
October 3, 2016: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Katarzyna A Szcześniak, Anna Ciecierska, Piotr Ostaszewski, Tomasz Sadkowski
β-Hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) is a popular ergogenic aid used by human athletes and as a supplement to sport horses, because of its ability to aid muscle recovery, improve performance and body composition. Recent findings suggest that HMB may stimulate satellite cells and affect expressions of genes regulating skeletal muscle cell growth. Despite the scientific data showing benefits of HMB supplementation in horses, no previous study has explained the mechanism of action of HMB in this species. The aim of this study was to reveal the molecular background of HMB action on equine skeletal muscle by investigating the transcriptomic profile changes induced by HMB in equine satellite cells in vitro...
October 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
Christopher R Jackson, Eugen C Minca, Jyoti P Kapil, Steven Christopher Smith, Steven D Billings
Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors are rare soft tissue sarcomas with histological and immunohistochemical similarities to spindle cell melanoma. Although spindle cell melanoma is significantly more common, both tumors may express S100 and lack staining for HMB-45, Melan-A, or MITF. Here we present a case of superficial malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor with diffuse S100 positivity arising in a subtle neurofibroma in close proximity to an intradermal melanocytic nevus. This configuration had led to prior misdiagnosis as a desmoplastic melanoma arising in the nevus and to sentinel lymph node biopsy...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
Jae Hoon Lee, Jisun Yun, Jung-Won Seo, Go-Eun Bae, Jeong-Won Lee, Sang Wun Kim
Primary malignant melanoma (MM) accounts for 1% of all cancers, and only 3% to 7% of these tumors occur in the female genital tract. Data are limited with respect to the basis for treatment recommendations because of the rarity of MM. The overall prognosis of melanomas of the female genital tract is very poor. Two cases of MM of the female genital tract are presented. The first case is of a 70-year-old female patient who complained of left thigh pain and underwent magnetic resonance imaging that showed cervical cancer with involvement of the vagina, bladder, and parametrium, in addition to multiple bony metastases of the proximal femur, acetabulum, and both iliac bones...
September 2016: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
Yimin Jia, Mingfa Ling, Luchu Zhang, Shuxia Jiang, Yusheng Sha, Ruqian Zhao
Excess 2-hydroxy-(4-methylthio)butanoic acid (HMB) supplementation induces hyperhomocysteinemia, which contributes to hepatic cholesterol accumulation. However, it is unclear whether and how high levels of HMB break hepatic cholesterol homeostasis in nursery piglets. In this study, HMB oversupplementation suppressed food intake and decreased body weight in nursery piglets. Hyperhomocysteinemia and higher hepatic cholesterol accumulation were observed in HMB groups. Accordingly, HMB significantly increased the protein content of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase (HMGCR) and glycine N-methyltransferase (GNMT) but decreased that of acyl-coenzyme A:cholesterol acyltransferase-1 (ACAT1)...
October 12, 2016: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Luis Bahamondes, Victor Marin, Silvia Ciarmatori, Agnaldo L Silva-Filho, Juan Manuel Acuña, Maria Y Makuch
Background. Heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) is a common gynecological complaint affecting quality of life. Objectives. To assess knowledge on diagnosis and treatments of HMB of Latin American (LA) obstetricians and gynecologists (OBGYNs). Methods. A survey was conducted during a scientific meeting, organized to provide updated information on topics of reproductive medicine to OBGYNs from 12 LA countries who were invited to respond to a multiple-choice questionnaire. Results. Of the 210 OBGYNs participating in the survey, from 169 (80...
2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology International
Rakesh K Gupta, Ravindra K Saran, Mehar C Sharma, Arvind K Srivastava, Lalit Garg
We describe a unique case of pleomorphic xanthoastrocytoma (PXA) in a 19-year-old male presenting with the chief complaint of seizures. On radiology, the tumor was located in the temporal lobe. It was cortically based and solid cystic in nature. Light microscopy showed pleomorphic large polygonal cells with inclusions, nuclear clustering, lipidization, and foamy cytoplasm intermingled with spindle cells arranged in sweeping pattern and focally containing cytoplasmic brownish black pigment. The pigment stained black with Fontana-Masson stain and bleached with potassium permanganate...
September 19, 2016: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
Katrina Collins, Tinera Buckley, Kevin Anderson, Michael Karasik, Saverio Ligato
Perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas) of the pancreas are extremely rare mesenchymal tumors and to our knowledge, only 17 cases have been reported in the English literature to date. We report our experience with a new case of primary pancreatic PEComa diagnosed preoperatively by endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) complemented by tissue cell block and immunohistochemistry. The patient was a 54-year-old female whose chief complaint was intermittent severe right upper quadrant abdominal pain...
September 15, 2016: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Edith Weisberg, Kevin McGeehan, Ian S Fraser
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to explore Australian women's experiences of menstruation and effect on quality of life (QoL). METHODS: A representative sample of women recruited through a commercial social research sampling organisation completed a detailed online questionnaire about menstruation. Specific detailed questions were asked about perceptions of heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB) and menstrual pain. RESULTS: The questionnaire was completed by 1575 women aged 20-39 years...
September 13, 2016: European Journal of Contraception & Reproductive Health Care
Yasemin Y Karabulut, Seyda Erdogan, Hamide Sayar, Ali Ergen, Dilek Ertoy Baydar
The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical and morphological features of primary malignant melanomas of the urinary bladder. We obtained information on five such cases from three different institutions. These were three men and two women between 52 and 76 years of age. Three tumors presented with hematuria, one with dysuria, and one was discovered incidentally on imaging studies. All were invasive to muscularis propria on transuretral resections performed for diagnosis. Neoplastic cells showed variable patterns (large cell epithelioid, small cell diffuse, storiform, or mixed) in different tumors...
September 3, 2016: Melanoma Research
Jianxin Xia, Yanlong Wang, Fuqiu Li, Jinfeng Wang, Yan Mu, Xianglin Mei, Xue Li, Wenjing Zhu, Xianhua Jin, Kai Yu
Malignant melanoma (MM) is a type of malignant tumor, which originates from neural crest melanocytes. MM progresses rapidly and results in a high mortality rate. The present study aims to investigate the expression of microphthalmia transcription factor (MITF), the S100 protein, and HMB-45 in MM and pigmented nevi. A total of 32 MM samples (including three skin metastasis, three lymph node metastasis and two spindle cell MM samples), two Spitz nevus samples, four pigmented nevus samples and two blue nevus samples were collected...
September 2016: Biomedical Reports
Jamie K Schnuck, Michele A Johnson, Lacey M Gould, Nicholas P Gannon, Roger A Vaughan
Leucine modulates synthetic and degradative pathways in muscle, possibly providing metabolic benefits for both athletes and diseased populations. Leucine has become popular among athletes for improving performance and body composition, however little is known about the metabolic effects of the commonly consumed leucine-derived metabolite β-hydroxy-β-methyl butyrate (HMB). Our work measured the effects of HMB on metabolic protein expression, mitochondrial content and metabolism, as well as lipid content in skeletal muscle cells...
October 2016: Lipids
Rafael Parra-Medina, Samuel David Morales
Identification of melanoma in situ and its distinction from invasive melanoma is important because of its significant impact on morbidity and mortality. However, this interpretation can cause pitfalls in the diagnosis even with the use of immunohistochemistry. The aim of this study is to evaluate the diagnostic utility of epithelial makers (AE1/AE3, CK5/6, and p63) combined with melanocytic markers (HMB-45, S-100, or Melan-A) using dual-color immunohistochemical staining, performed on a single slide by sequentially applying the antibodies...
August 17, 2016: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
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