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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087655/hagfish-houdinis-biomechanics-and-behavior-of-squeezing-through-small-openings
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Calli R Freedman, Douglas S Fudge
Hagfishes are able to squeeze through small openings to gain entry to crevices, burrows, hagfish traps, and carcasses, but little is known about how they do this, or what the limits of this ability are. The purpose of this study was to describe this ability, and to investigate possible mechanisms by which it is accomplished. We investigated the hypothesis that the passive movement of blood within a hagfish's flaccid subcutaneous sinus allows it to squeeze through narrow apertures that it would not be able to if it were turgid...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062003/identification-of-genes-involved-in-mycoplasma-gallisepticum-biofilm-formation-using-mini-tn4001-sgm-transposon-mutagenesis
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Yang Wang, Li Yi, Fanqing Zhang, Xusheng Qiu, Lei Tan, Shengqing Yu, Xiangchao Cheng, Chan Ding
Mycoplasma gallisepticum (MG) is an important pathogen that can cause chronic respiratory disease in chickens and infectious sinusitis in turkeys. MG has the ability to form biofilms. The molecular mechanisms underlying MG biofilm formation are complex and poorly understood. To better understand the mechanisms involved in biofilm formation, mini-Tn4001-SGM, a novel transposon vector containing the gentamicin gene was constructed and electroporated into MG strain Rlow. Of the 738 mutants obtained, 12 had significantly reduced capacity to form biofilms in a polystyrene microtiter-plate biofilm assay...
January 2017: Veterinary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057773/inverse-remodelling-of-k2p3-1-k-channel-expression-and-action-potential-duration-in-left-ventricular-dysfunction-and-atrial-fibrillation-implications-for-patient-specific-antiarrhythmic-drug-therapy
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Constanze Schmidt, Felix Wiedmann, Xiao-Bo Zhou, Jordi Heijman, Niels Voigt, Antonius Ratte, Siegfried Lang, Stefan M Kallenberger, Chiara Campana, Alexander Weymann, Raffaele De Simone, Gabor Szabo, Arjang Ruhparwar, Klaus Kallenbach, Matthias Karck, Joachim R Ehrlich, István Baczkó, Martin Borggrefe, Ursula Ravens, Dobromir Dobrev, Hugo A Katus, Dierk Thomas
AIMS: Atrial fibrillation (AF) prevalence increases with advanced stages of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction. Remote proarrhythmic effects of ventricular dysfunction on atrial electrophysiology remain incompletely understood. We hypothesized that repolarizing K2P3.1 K(+ )channels, previously implicated in AF pathophysiology, may contribute to shaping the atrial action potential (AP), forming a specific electrical substrate with LV dysfunction that might represent a target for personalized antiarrhythmic therapy...
January 4, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035124/your-epoch-is-not-for-trying-it-s-for-living-and-for-dying
#4
Leonid P Churilov
The article is devoted to biographies of three Russian physicians of the Silver Age (a period in the History of Russian culture between 1890 and 1917). They made early, significant and internationally recognized contribution into medical science and became eponymous, although social disasters of the twentieth century caused deep impact on their subsequent lives and careers, so their role was shadowed from global medical community. The article analyzes biographies and academic achievements of A-F.K. Siewert (aka: Zivert, Ziwert, von Siewert) (1872-1922), known for first description of the hereditary dyskinesia of cilia (as a triad of: situs inversus of the viscera, abnormal frontal sinuses producing sinusitis and bronchiectasis); S...
December 2016: Psychiatria Danubina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000407/zygomaticomaxillary-morphology-and-maxillary-sinus-form-and-function-how-spatial-constraints-influence-pneumatization-patterns-among-modern-humans
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Scott D Maddux, Lauren N Butaric
Previous research has suggested that the maxillary sinuses may act as "zones of accommodation" for the nasal region, minimizing the impact of climatic-related changes in nasal cavity breadth on surrounding skeletal structures. However, a recent study among modern human crania has identified that, in addition to nasal cavity breadth, sinus morphology also tracks lateral facial form, especially anterior-posterior positioning of the zygomatics. Here, we expand upon this previous study to further investigate these covariation patterns by employing three samples with distinct combinations of nasal and zygomatic morphologies: Northern Asians (n = 28); sub-Saharan Africans (n = 30); and Europeans (n = 29)...
January 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27984253/does-heart-rate-really-matter-to-patients-with-heart-failure
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Robert J H Miller, Jonathan G Howlett
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Measurement of heart rate (HR) and rhythm is used to identify patients at increased risk of disease progression, guide selection of treatments and gauge response to therapy. RECENT FINDINGS: Lowering HR with a pure HR lowering agent (ivabradine) in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF) and sinus rate more than 70 beats/min despite beta blockade has been shown to improve outcomes. Additionally, coadministration of ivabradine and beta blockade may enhance symptoms and HR control...
December 14, 2016: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965921/clinical-implication-of-aortic-wall-biopsy-in-aortic-valve-disease-with-bicuspid-valve-pathology
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Yong Han Kim, Ji Seong Kim, Jae-Woong Choi, Hyoung Woo Chang, Kwon Joong Na, Jun Sung Kim, Kyung-Hwan Kim
BACKGROUND: Although unique aortic pathology related to bicuspid aortic valve (BAV) has been previously reported, clinical implications of BAV to aortopathy risk have yet to be investigated. We looked for potential differences in matrix protein expressions in the aortic wall in BAV patients. METHODS: Aorta specimens were obtained from 31 patients: BAV group (n=27), tricuspid aortic valve (TAV) group (n=4). The BAV group was categorized into three subgroups: left coronary sinus-right coronary sinus (R+L group; n=13, 42%), right coronary sinus-non-coronary sinus (R+N group; n=8, 26%), and anteroposterior (AP group; n=6, 19%)...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917332/a-rare-case-of-diploic-venous-anomaly-asymptomatic-venous-sac-expanding-in-the-diploe
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Hirokazu Iwamuro, Shunsuke Ikeda, Makoto Taniguchi
BACKGROUND: Vascular anomalies accompanied with the diploic veins are rare. Among them, sinus pericranii, which is characterized by abnormal connections between intra- and extracranial venous systems, is relatively common. Besides sinus pericranii, a few cases of subepicranial varix with connections to diploic veins have been reported, but these varices had no connections to intracranial venous sinuses. Herein, we present a rare case of an expanding venous sac in the diploe which communicated with the intracranial sinus but not with the extracranial venous systems...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916624/primary-paranasal-sinus-clear-cell-carcinoma-with-ewsr1-atf1-fusion-report-of-two-molecularly-confirmed-cases-exhibiting-unique-histopathology
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Jui Lan, Shun-Chen Huang, Yi-Hsien Chen, Wei-Chih Chen, Ying-Tai Jin, Ying-Chou Lu, Chih-Yen Chien, Hsuan-Ying Huang
Hyalinizing clear cell carcinoma (HCCC) is a rare low-grade tumor of the salivary glands made up of clear cells that form cords and nests in hyalinized stroma. To date, primary HCCCs of the paranasal sinus have not been described. This article presents two cases of HCCC of the maxillary sinus with unusual glandular formation and lymphoplasmacytic stroma in Case 1 and a characteristic solid nest pattern and fibrocellular and hyalinized stroma in Case 2. Immunohistochemical studies excluded myoepithelial origin and sinonasal renal cell-like adenocarcinomas...
December 1, 2016: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912213/histomorphometric-evaluation-of-two-different-bone-substitutes-in-sinus-augmentation-procedures-a-randomized-controlled-trial-in-humans
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Ruggero Rodriguez Baena, Roberta Pastorino, Enrico Felice Gherlone, Letizia Perillo, Saturnino Marco Lupi, Alessandra Lucchese
PURPOSE: The histomorphometric results of sinus floor augmentation with deproteinized bovine bone (DBB) and a new fully synthetic bone substitute, poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid/hydroxyapatite) (PLGA/HA), were compared in humans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve maxillary sinuses of eight patients requiring major maxillary sinus floor augmentation and free of concomitant conditions (ASA scores 1 and 2) were studied. Lateral sinus augmentation was performed using DBB or PLGA/HA grafts; sites were randomly assigned to control or test groups...
January 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909513/assessment-of-sinoatrial-node-function-in-patients-with-persistent-and-long-standing-persistent-forms-of-atrial-fibrillation-after-maze-iii-procedure-combined-with-mitral-valve-operation
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Kulikov Aleksei A, Bokeria Leo A
RESEARCH OBJECTIVE: Assessment of sinoatrial node function after Maze III procedure combined with a mitral valve operation. METHODS: 100 patients were included in the research with persistent and long-standing persistent forms of atrial fibrillation (AF) and need of operative treatment concerning valve disease. The following preoperative preparation methods were executed to all patients: Electrocardiogram in 12 standard assignments;Two-dimensional echocardiographic with assessment of systolic and diastolic functions of the left ventricle, size of the left atrium and grade of valve disease;Transesophageal echocardiography for exclusion of blood clots in the left atrium and left atrial appendage;Coronary angiography for exclusion of coronary heart disease;Computer tomography for examination of cardiac chambers and anatomic characteristics of pulmonary veins...
June 2016: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906054/is-radical-surgery-of-an-inverted-papilloma-of-the-maxillary-sinus-obsolete-a-case-report
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Vedat Yildirim, Niels Christian Pausch, Dirk Halama, Heinz-Theo Lübbers, Ayhan Yildirim
BACKGROUND: Sinonasal inverted papilloma is a locally aggressive tumor arising from the Schneiderian membrane which lines the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses. Aggressive surgical approaches, such as lateral rhinotomy, were used until recently for complete removal of the inverted papilloma. Currently, endoscopic resection is the gold standard in the treatment of inverted papilloma. However, there are situations that justify an open approach. For example there are studies that report a higher postoperative recurrence rate after endonasal endoscopic resection, particularly in the treatment of recurrent diseases...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905673/single-versus-multiple-visits-for-endodontic-treatment-of-permanent-teeth
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REVIEW
Maddalena Manfredi, Lara Figini, Massimo Gagliani, Giovanni Lodi
BACKGROUND: Root canal treatment (RoCT), or endodontic treatment, is a common procedure in dentistry. The main indications for RoCT are irreversible pulpitis and necrosis of the dental pulp caused by carious processes, tooth cracks or chips, or dental trauma. Successful RoCT is characterised by an absence of symptoms (i.e. pain) and clinical signs (i.e. swelling and sinus tract) in teeth without radiographic evidence of periodontal involvement (i.e. normal periodontal ligament). The success of RoCT depends on a number of variables related to the preoperative condition of the tooth, as well as the endodontic procedures...
1, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895488/advances-in-the-management-of-heart-failure-the-role-of-ivabradine
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REVIEW
Ursula Müller-Werdan, Georg Stöckl, Karl Werdan
A high resting heart rate (≥70-75 b.p.m.) is a risk factor for patients with heart failure (HF) with reduced ejection fraction (EF), probably in the sense of accelerated atherosclerosis, with an increased morbidity and mortality. Beta-blockers not only reduce heart rate but also have negative inotropic and blood pressure-lowering effects, and therefore, in many patients, they cannot be given in the recommended dose. Ivabradine specifically inhibits the pacemaker current (funny current, If) of the sinoatrial node cells, resulting in therapeutic heart rate lowering without any negative inotropic and blood pressure-lowering effect...
2016: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862924/influence-of-healing-period-upon-bone-turn-over-on-maxillary-sinus-floor-augmentation-grafted-solely-with-deproteinized-bovine-bone-mineral-a-prospective-human-histological-and-clinical-trial
#15
Feng Wang, Wenjie Zhou, Alberto Monje, Wei Huang, Yueping Wang, Yiqun Wu
PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of maturation timing upon histological, histomorphometric and clinical outcomes when deproteinized bovine bone mineral (DBBM) was used as a sole biomaterial for staged maxillary sinus floor augmentation (MSFA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a posterior edentulous maxillary situation and a vertical bone height ≤ 4 mm were included in this study. A staged MSFA was carried out. After MSFA with DBBM as a sole grafting material, biopsy cores were harvested with simultaneous implant placement followed by a healing period of 5, 8, and 11 months, respectively...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Implant Dentistry and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861653/sinus-floor-elevation-and-augmentation-using-synthetic-nanocrystalline-and-nanoporous-hydroxyapatite-bone-substitute-materials-preliminary-histologic-results
#16
Sofia-Maria Belouka, Frank Peter Strietzel
PURPOSE: To compare the tissue composition of augmented sites after using two different synthetic bone substitute materials, nanocrystalline and nanoporous hydroxyapatite (HA), for sinus floor elevation and augmentation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-four patients received 88 titanium screw implants (Camlog Promote plus) of 4.3-mm diameter and 11- or 13-mm length, placed simultaneously during sinus floor elevation and augmentation. Nanocrystalline (Ostim) or nanoporous (NanoBone) HA were used exclusively...
November 2016: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819449/positive-urgency-and-emotional-reactivity-evidence-for-altered-responding-to-positive-stimuli
#17
Sheri L Johnson, Claudia M Haase, Ursula Beermann, Amy H Sanchez, Jordan A Tharp, Sandy J Lwi, James J Casey, Nguyen Khoi Nguyen
Positive urgency, defined as a tendency to become impulsive during positive affective states, has gained support as a form of impulsivity that is particularly important for understanding psychopathology. Despite this, little is known about the emotional mechanisms and correlates of this form of impulsivity. We hypothesized that positive urgency would be related to greater emotional reactivity in response to a positive film clip. Seventy-five undergraduates watched a positive film clip, and a multimodal assessment of emotion was conducted, including subjective emotional experience, physiological activation (i...
November 7, 2016: Emotion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809709/systematic-review-to-compare-urothelium-differentiation-with-urethral-epithelium-differentiation-in-fetal-development-as-a-basis-for-tissue-engineering-of-the-male-urethra
#18
Petra de Graaf, E Martine van der Linde, Peter F W M Rosier, Ander Izeta, Karl-Dietrich Sievert, J L H Ruud Bosch, Laetitia M O de Kort
BACKGROUND: Tissue-engineered (TE) urethra is desirable in men with urethral disease (stricture or hypospadias) and shortage of local tissue. Although ideally a TE graft would contain urethral epithelium cells, currently, bladder epithelium (urothelium) is widely used, but morphologically different. Understanding the differences and similarities of urothelium and urethral epithelium could help design a protocol for in vitro generation of urethral epithelium to be used in TE grafts for the urethra...
December 2, 2016: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800217/increased-osteoinductivity-and-mineralization-by-minimal-concentration-of-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-loaded-onto-biphasic-calcium-phosphate-in-a-rabbit-sinus
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Jae-Shin Kim, Jae-Kook Cha, Jung-Seok Lee, Seong-Ho Choi, Kyoo-Sung Cho
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a minimal concentration of bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) in terms of quantitative and qualitative analyses of newly formed bone in a rabbit maxillary sinus model. METHODS: In 7 rabbits, sinus windows were prepared bilaterally. Biphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) loaded with 0.05 mg/mL BMP-2 was grafted into one sinus (the BMP group) and saline-soaked BCP was placed into the other (the control group) in each animal...
October 2016: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27798328/cerebral-venous-sinuses-thrombosis-in-both-transverse-sinus-and-torcula-multistep-endovascular-treatment-and-stenting
#20
G Cabral de Andrade, A Lesczynsky, V M Clímaco, E R Pereira, P O Marcelino, Aoc Franco, D F De Almeida
PURPOSE: Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is an unusual and potentially life-threatening condition with variable and nonspecific clinical symptoms and high morbimortality rates. Standard therapy consists of systemic anticoagulation; although there is no clear evidence about the best choice for treatment, intravenous heparin is used as the first-line treatment modality. Intravenous sinus thrombolysis can be an effective and relatively safe treatment for acutely deteriorating patients who have not responded to conventional therapy...
October 26, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
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