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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528317/levels-of-blood-lead-in-griffon-vultures-from-a-wildlife-rehabilitation-center-in-spain
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Fernando González, Irene López, Laura Suarez, Virginia Moraleda, Casilda Rodríguez
Lead is considered a highly toxic contaminant with important impacts to bird wildlife. Griffon vultures (Gyps fulvus) are a sensitive indicator of the level of environmental contamination due to their position at the top of the food chain and their dependence on human activities. The aim of this study was to assess susceptibility to lead intoxication in Griffon vultures admitted to Wildlife Rehabilitation Centers (WRC), measuring blood lead levels and determining if blood lead concentrations are related to clinical signs, hematological, biochemical or radiographic findings...
May 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489771/chronic-active-epstein-barr-virus-infection-associated-with-hemophagocytic-syndrome-and-extra-nodal-natural-killer-t-cell-lymphoma-in-an-18-year-old-girl-a-case-report
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Yawei Xing, Junwen Yang, Guanghui Lian, Shuijiao Chen, Linlin Chen, Fujun Li
RATIONALE: Chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection (CAEBV) associated with hemophagocytic syndrome (HPS) and extra-nodal natural killer (NK)/T-cell lymphoma (ENKL) is a rare life-threatening disorder. This disease is easily misdiagnosed because of its varied presentations. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 18-year-old girl was admitted to our hospital with a history of edema in the lower limbs and intermittent fever lasting for more than 1 month. At admission, she had severe liver injury of unknown etiology...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480575/comprehensive-headache-experience-in-collegiate-student-athletes-an-initial-report-from-the-ncaa-headache-task-force
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Tad Seifert, Alicia Sufrinko, Robert Cowan, W Scott Black, Dave Watson, Bill Edwards, Scott Livingston, Keith Webster, David Akers, Mathew Lively, Anthony P Kontos
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of primary headache disorders in the general population provides a unique challenge in the evaluation of headache occurring in the context of sport. Despite a wealth of studies exploring the epidemiology of headache in the layperson, little is known about the prevalence and nature of headaches in collegiate student-athletes. These scenarios are challenging in the return to play context, as it is often unclear whether an athlete has an exacerbation of a primary headache disorder, new onset headache unrelated to trauma, or has suffered a concussive injury...
May 7, 2017: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477132/study-of-atm-phosphorylation-by-cdk5-in-neuronal-cells
#4
Hua She, Zixu Mao
The phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-like kinase ATM (ataxia-telangiectasia mutated) plays a central role in coordinating the DNA damage responses including cell cycle checkpoint control, DNA repair, and apoptosis. Mutations of ATM cause a spectrum of defects ranging from neurodegeneration to cancer predisposition. We previously showed that Cdk5 (cyclin-dependent kinase 5) is activated by DNA damage and directly phosphorylates ATM at serine 794 in postmitotic neurons. Phosphorylation at serine 794 precedes and is required for ATM autophosphorylation at serine 1981, and activates ATM kinase activity...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454185/patella-dislocation-in-children-and-adolescents
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Sven Höhne, Kristina Gerlach, Lars Irlenbusch, Mathias Schulz, Christian Kunze, Rainer Finke
Introduction Patellar dislocation is one of the commonest knee injuries in adolescents. Although treatment usually leads to good results, the influence of anatomical and functional factors on therapeutic strategy has been underestimated, especially in cases of recurrence. Patients and Methods The course of treatment has been analysed in 88 patients with 136 patellar dislocations. The importance of anatomical conditions was studied using X-ray and MRI findings. The treatment results were critically evaluated in comparison with current recommendations...
April 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412915/early-functional-and-structural-microvascular-changes-in-hypertension-related-to-aging
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Roger de Moraes, Eduardo Tibirica
It is becoming increasingly clear that both microvascular network alterations and subsequent tissue perfusion defects may precede and predict the development of arterial hypertension and other cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, including diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Moreover, the subsequent functional and structural alterations in microvascular reactivity and density, as well as alterations in the macrocirculation characteristic of physiologic vascular aging, contribute to the development of target organ damage...
April 12, 2017: Current Hypertension Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393476/development-of-predisposition-injury-response-organ-failure-model-for-predicting-acute-kidney-injury-in-acute-on-chronic-liver-failure
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Rakhi Maiwall, Shiv Kumar Sarin, Suman Kumar, Priyanka Jain, Guresh Kumar, Ajeet Singh Bhadoria, Richard Moreau, Chandan Kumar Kedarisetty, Zaigham Abbas, Deepak Amarapurkar, Ankit Bhardwaj, Chhagan Bihari, Amna Subhan Butt, Albert Chan, Yogesh Kumar Chawla, Ashok Chowdhury, RadhaKrishan Dhiman, Abdul Kadir Dokmeci, Hasmik Ghazinyan H, Saeed Sadiq Hamid, Dong Joon Kim, Piyawat Komolmit, George K Lau, Guan Huei Lee, Laurentius A Lesmana, Mamun Al-Mahtab, Rajendra Prasad Mathur, Suman Lata Nayak, Qin Ning, Viniyendra Pamecha, Diana Alcantara-Payawal, Archana Rastogi, Salimur Rahman, Mohamed Rela, Vivek A Saraswat, Samir Shah, Gamal Shiha, Barjesh Chander Sharma, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Kapil Sharma, Soek Siam Tan, Shivendra Singh Chandel, Chitranshu Vashishtha, Zeeshan A Wani, Man-Fung Yuen, Osamu Yokosuka
BACKGROUND AND AIM: There is limited data on predictors of acute kidney injury(AKI) in ACLF. We developed a PIRO model (Predisposition, Injury, Response, Organ failure) for predicting AKI in a multi-centric cohort of ACLF patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data of 2360 patients from APASL-ACLF Research Consortium (AARC) was analysed. Multivariate logistic regression model (PIRO score) was developed from a derivation cohort (n=1363) which was validated in another prospective multicentric cohort of ACLF patients (n=997) RESULTS: Factors significant for P component were serum creatinine[(≥2mg/dl)OR 4...
April 10, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372552/the-6r-s-of-drug-induced-nephrotoxicity
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Linda Awdishu, Ravindra L Mehta
Drug induced kidney injury is a frequent adverse event which contributes to morbidity and increased healthcare utilization. Our current knowledge of drug induced kidney disease is limited due to varying definitions of kidney injury, incomplete assessment of concurrent risk factors and lack of long term outcome reporting. Electronic surveillance presents a powerful tool to identify susceptible populations, improve recognition of events and provide decision support on preventative strategies or early intervention in the case of injury...
April 3, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28347202/pediatric-concussion-biomechanical-differences-between-outcomes-of-transient-and-persistent-4-weeks-postconcussion-symptoms
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Andrew Post, T Blaine Hoshizaki, Roger Zemek, Michael D Gilchrist, David Koncan, Lauren Dawson, Wesley Chen, Andrée-Anne Ledoux
OBJECTIVE Currently, little is known about the biomechanics of head impact for concussion in youths (ages 5 to 18 years). Even less is known about the biomechanical characteristics and variables related to head impacts that may be useful in differentiating between transient and persistent postconcussion symptoms in a youth population. The purpose of this research was to examine the differences in biomechanics of youth head impact for transient postconcussion symptoms (TPCSs) and persistent postconcussion symptoms (PPCSs) by using data from a hospital population...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321922/retrospective-evaluation-of-venous-thromboembolism-are-all-transient-provoking-events-the-same
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Chong Chyn Chua, Hui Yin Lim, Mark Tacey, Harshal Nandurkar, Prahlad Ho
OBJECTIVES: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) provoked by transient risk factors has traditionally been classified as a single entity with lower risk of recurrence. We evaluated the association between different categories of transient provoking factors and the relative risk of recurrence. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of VTE events in non-cancer patients from July 2011 to December 2012 at two tertiary institutions in Australia with a minimum follow-up of 24 months...
March 21, 2017: European Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301579/a-novel-model-of-colitis-associated-cancer-in-samp1-yitfc-mice-with-crohn-s-disease-like-ileitis
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Paola Menghini, Luca Di Martino, Loris R Lopetuso, Daniele Corridoni, Joshua C Webster, Wei Xin, Kristen O Arseneau, Minh Lam, Theresa T Pizarro, Fabio Cominelli
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are at increased risk for developing colorectal cancer. Evidence suggests that colonic dysplasia and colitis-associated cancer (CAC) are often linked to repeated cycles of epithelial cell injury and repair in the context of chronic production of inflammatory cytokines. Several mouse models of CAC have been proposed, including chemical induction through exposure to dextran sulfate sodium (DSS) with the genotoxic agents azoxymethane (AOM), 1,2-dymethylhydrazine (DHM) or targeted genetic mutations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298911/autoantibodies-against-the-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-subunit-nr1-untangling-apparent-inconsistencies-for-clinical-practice
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REVIEW
Hannelore Ehrenreich
This viewpoint review provides an integrative picture of seemingly contradictory work published on N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor 1 (NMDAR1) autoantibodies (AB). Based on the present state of knowledge, it gives recommendations for the clinical decision process regarding immunosuppressive treatment. Brain antigen-directed AB in general and NMDAR1-AB in particular belong to a preexisting autoimmune repertoire of mammals including humans. Specific autoimmune reactive B cells may get repeatedly (perhaps transiently) boosted by various potential stimulants (e...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289388/hla-b-57-allele-is-associated-with-concomitant-anti-tuberculosis-and-antiretroviral-drugs-induced-liver-toxicity-in-ethiopians
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Zelalem Petros, Junko Kishikawa, Eyasu Makonnen, Getnet Yimer, Abiy Habtewold, Eleni Aklillu
Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) is a known adverse effect of both anti-tuberculosis (anti-TB) and antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. Recent studies highlight the implications of genetic predispositions to DILI. We performed a case-control study to identify Human Leukocyte Antigen-B (HLA-B) variant alleles associated with anti-TB and ARV co-treatment induced liver toxicity in Ethiopian TB and HIV co-infected patients. A total of 495 newly diagnosed TB and HIV co-infected patients were enrolled and received rifampicin based anti-TB and efavirenz based ARV therapy...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256569/aggressive-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-following-rapid-weight-loss-and-or-malnutrition
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Jia-Huei Tsai, Linda D Ferrell, Vivian Tan, Matthew M Yeh, Monika Sarkar, Ryan M Gill
While non-alcoholic steatohepatitis is a slowly progressive disease, patients may rarely present in acute liver failure. We describe six patients who developed severe hepatic dysfunction following rapid weight loss or malnutrition. Rapid weight loss (18 to 91 kg) occurred after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass in four patients and starvation-like dieting or hypoalbuminemia was noted in two patients. Four patients either died or received an urgent liver transplant. Pathologic findings were characterized by advanced alcoholic steatohepatitis-like features, including extensive/circumferential centrizonal pericellular fibrosis, central scar with perivenular sclerosis/veno-occlusion with superimposed hepatocellular dropout, abundant/prominent hepatocellular balloons, and numerous Mallory-Denk bodies, but there was no history of excess alcohol consumption...
March 3, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256487/macrosomic-births-in-abuja-a-case-control-study-of-predisposing-factors-and-early-neonatal-outcome
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R N Akindele, L I Audu, O A Mokuolu
BACKGROUND: Although research has shown that having a macrosomic fetus could be predictive of a negative pregnancy outcome, the factors that control its incidence and the outcome of delivery management have been less well characterized in Africa. The aim of this study was to identify specific predispositions and the factors that influence the early neonatal outcome of macrosomic infants in Abuja. METHODS: Data from 120 mother and macrosomic (weighing ≥4000 g) newborn pairs, and an equal number of mother and normal weight (2500-3999 g) matched controls, delivered over a 5-month period at three large hospitals in Abuja, Nigeria, were analyzed...
March 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249910/humoral-and-cellular-immunity-changed-after-traumatic-brain-injury-in-human-patients
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Jia-Wei Wang, Jin-Ping Li, Ying-Lun Song, Qi-Huang Zhao
Previous studies have suggested that there is a disproportionally higher risk of infection following traumatic brain injury (TBI). This predisposition to infection may be driven by a poorly understood, brain-specific response in the immune system after TBI. However, there is a lack of studies that have fully characterized TBI patients to understand the relationship between TBI and peripheral immune function. In the present study, markers for humoral immunity and cellular immunity were measured for up to 2 weeks in the peripheral blood of 37 patients with TBI in order to elucidate the time course and the type of the peripheral immune response following TBI...
January 2017: Annals of Clinical and Laboratory Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186446/de-novo-avm-formation-following-venous-sinus-thrombosis-and-prior-avm-resection-in-adults-report-of-2-cases
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Siyu Shi, Raghav Gupta, Justin M Moore, Christoph J Griessenauer, Nimer Adeeb, Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Ajith J Thomas, Christopher S Ogilvy
Brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are traditionally considered congenital lesions, arising from aberrant vascular development during the intrauterine period. Rarely, however, AVMs develop in the postnatal period. Individual case reports of de novo AVM formation in both pediatric and adult patients have challenged the traditional dogma of a congenital origin. Instead, for these cases, a dynamic picture is emerging of AVM growth and development, initially triggered by ischemic and/or traumatic events, coupled with genetic predispositions...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174132/traumatic-brain-injury-induces-genome-wide-transcriptomic-methylomic-and-network-perturbations-in-brain-and-blood-predicting-neurological-disorders
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Qingying Meng, Yumei Zhuang, Zhe Ying, Rahul Agrawal, Xia Yang, Fernando Gomez-Pinilla
The complexity of the traumatic brain injury (TBI) pathology, particularly concussive injury, is a serious obstacle for diagnosis, treatment, and long-term prognosis. Here we utilize modern systems biology in a rodent model of concussive injury to gain a thorough view of the impact of TBI on fundamental aspects of gene regulation, which have the potential to drive or alter the course of the TBI pathology. TBI perturbed epigenomic programming, transcriptional activities (expression level and alternative splicing), and the organization of genes in networks centered around genes such as Anax2, Ogn, and Fmod...
February 2017: EBioMedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124291/gastrointestinal-and-hepatic-complications-of-immune-checkpoint-inhibitors
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REVIEW
Peyton Cramer, Robert S Bresalier
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Gastrointestinal complications are very common in patients undergoing cancer treatment. Some of these complications can be life threatening and require prompt and appropriate diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of this review is to address luminal gastrointestinal and hepatic complications associated with a new class of anticancer drugs, immune checkpoint inhibitors (CPIs), and focuses on the identification, evaluation, and management of the complications associated with this class of drugs...
January 2017: Current Gastroenterology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112481/the-effects-of-body-weight-status-on-orthostatic-intolerance-and-predisposition-to-noncardiac-syncope
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REVIEW
G A Christou, D N Kiortsis
Orthostatic intolerance (OI) is frequently the mechanism underlying the occurrence of noncardiac syncope (NCS) and is associated with substantial risk for injury. Body weight status appears to be a modifier of orthostatic responses and possibly influences the propensity to NCS. The majority of cross-sectional studies have found that the lower the body mass index (BMI) the greater the predisposition to OI is, accompanied with both down-regulation of sympathetic nervous system activity and up-regulation of parasympathetic nervous system activity...
March 2017: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
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