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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437855/mild-fetal-cerebral-ventriculomegaly-prevalence-characteristics-and-utility-of-ancillary-testing-in-cases-presenting-to-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Alison J Mehlhorn, Cara E Morin, Jade J Wong-You-Cheong, Stephen A Contag
OBJECTIVE: Ventriculomegaly is the most common fetal brain anomaly identified during prenatal anatomy ultrasound. The aim of our study was to characterize cases of mild ventriculomegaly and investigate the utility of ancillary tests. METHOD: We reviewed 121 cases of mild ventriculomegaly, defined as lateral ventricle diameter of 10-15 mm. Characteristics of the ventricular dilation as well as each pregnancy were investigated. Ancillary tests performed included follow-up MRI, chromosomal abnormality testing, and maternal serologic infection screening...
April 24, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437563/selective-imaging-modalities-after-first-pyelonephritis-failed-to-identify-significant-urological-anomalies-despite-normal-antenatal-ultrasounds
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Gylli Mola, Therese Ramstad Wenger, Petra Salomonsson, Inge Jenny Dahl Knudsen, Jan Lysgaard Madsen, Søren Møller, Beth Härstedt Olsen, Pablo Gustavo Vinicoff, Jorgen Thorup, Dina Cortes
AIM: We investigated the consequences of applying different imaging guidelines for urological anomalies after first pyelonephritis in children with normal routine antenatal ultrasounds. METHODS: The cohort comprised 472 children treated for their first culture positive pyelonephritis and investigated with ultrasound and renal scintigraphy. We excluded patients with known urological anomalies and patients born before routine antenatal ultrasound. We followed the cohort for a median of 5...
April 24, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437322/double-lumen-polyamide-tube-stent-for-the-treatment-of-recurrent-postcorrosive-esophageal-stenosis
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Marek Woynarowski, Maciej Dądalski, Violetta Wojno, Mikołaj Teisseyre, Leszek Hurkała, Emil Płowiecki
This article presents the results of endoscopic treatment for recurrent postcorrosive esophageal stenosis with a tube-stent developed at our institution. The tube-stent was implanted in 5 children with corrosive esophageal injury at the age of 2 to 8.5 years after 7 to 64 dilatation sessions during 5 to 118 months. In total, 13 tube-stents were implanted. One patient had undergone 9 procedures during 2.5 years and the tube-stent remained in place for 14 to 250 days. This patient was tube-stent-dependent due to the lack of any possibility of surgical reconstruction...
May 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437283/dilator-use-after-vaginal-brachytherapy-for-endometrial-cancer-a-randomized-feasibility-and-adherence-study
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Alexandra Hanlon, William Small, Jonathan Strauss, Lilie L Lin, Laura Hanisch, Liming Huang, Jinbing Bai, Jessica Wells, Deborah Watkins Bruner
BACKGROUND: Vaginal brachytherapy, a common treatment of endometrial cancer, is associated with high rates of vaginal stenosis. Recommendations for vaginal dilator use to minimize stenosis generally include 3 times per week for approximately 10 minutes per use. However, adherence rates range widely and are generally well less than 50%. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess feasibility of recruitment to a study of dilator use and test a theoretically driven enhanced educational program (EEP) to increase adherence...
April 21, 2017: Cancer Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436997/truncating-mutations-on-myofibrillar-myopathies-causing-genes-as-prevalent-molecular-explanations-on-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy
#5
Alexandre Janin, Karine N'Guyen, Gilbert Habib, Claire Dauphin, Valérie Chanavat, Patrice Bouvagnet, Romain Eschalier, Streichenberger Nathalie, Philippe Chevalier, Gilles Millat
Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM) is one of the leading causes of heart failure with high morbidity and mortality. More than 40 genes have been reported to cause DCM. To provide new insights into the pathophysiology of dilated cardiomyopathy, a NGS workflow based on a panel of 48 cardiomyopathies-causing genes was used to analyze a cohort of 222 DCM patients. Truncating variants were detected on 63 unrelated DCM cases (28.4%). Most of them were identified, as expected, on TTN (29 DCM probands), but truncating variants were also identified on myofibrillar myopathies causing genes in 17 DCM patients (7...
April 24, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436618/natural-history-of-aortic-root-dilation-through-young-adulthood-in-a-hypermobile-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-cohort
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Alyssa Ritter, Carrie Atzinger, Brandon Hays, Jeanne James, Amy Shikany, Derek Neilson, Lisa Martin, Kathryn Nicole Weaver
Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) is a common inherited connective tissue disorder characterized by joint hypermobility. The natural history of aortic root dilation (AoD), a potential complication of EDS, has not been well characterized in this population. We describe the natural history of aortic root size in a large cohort of patients with hEDS. A cohort of 325 patients with HEDS was identified at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), including 163 patients from a previous study. Medical records were reviewed and each participant's height, weight, and aortic dimensions from up to four echocardiograms were documented...
April 24, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436087/a-deeper-look-at-torpedo-maculopathy
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Casey Hamm, Diana Shechtman, Sherrol Reynolds
BACKGROUND: Torpedo maculopathy is a rare, congenital maculopathy classically diagnosed funduscopically as a 'torpedo-shaped' lesion located temporal to the fovea. This case describes a torpedo maculopathy with non-classic optical coherence tomographic (OCT) findings and collaborative OCT angiographic (OCTA) findings. CASE REPORT: A 60-year-old Caucasian woman presented with a history of longstanding distortion and paracentral scotoma of the right eye. She had a positive family history of age-related macular degeneration...
April 23, 2017: Clinical & Experimental Optometry: Journal of the Australian Optometrical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436080/genotype-specific-pathogenic-effects-in-human-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Ilse Ae Bollen, Maike Schuldt, Magdalena Harakalova, Aryan Vink, Folkert W Asselbergs, Jose R Pinto, Martina Krüger, Diederik Wd Kuster, Jolanda van der Velden
BACKGROUND: Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) can be caused by mutations in sarcomeric and non-sarcomeric genes. In this study we defined the pathogenic effects of three DCM causing mutations: the sarcomeric mutations in genes encoding cardiac troponin I (TNNI3p.98truncation ) and cardiac troponin T (TNNT2p.K217deletion ; also known as the K210del) and the non-sarcomeric gene mutation encoding lamin A/C (LMNAp.R331Q ). METHODS: We assessed sarcomeric protein expression and phosphorylation and contractile behaviour in single membrane-permeabilized cardiomyocytes in human left ventricular heart tissue...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435989/aggressive-medical-management-of-acute-traumatic-subdural-hematomas-before-emergency-craniotomy-in-patients-presenting-with-bilateral-unreactive-pupils-a-cohort-study
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Arturo Chieregato, Alessandra Venditto, Emanuele Russo, Costanza Martino, Giovanni Bini
BACKGROUND: The outcome of patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acute traumatic subdural hematoma (aSDH) admitted to the emergency room with bilaterally dilated, unreactive pupils (bilateral mydriasis) is notoriously poor. METHODS: Of 2074 TBI patients consecutively admitted to our facility between 1997 and 2012, 115 had a first CT scan with aSDH, unreactive bilateral mydriasis, and a Glasgow Coma Score of 3 or 4. Sixty-two patients were unoperated and died within hours or a few days...
April 24, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435929/megacolon-as-an-atypical-presentation-of-cervical-myelopathy
#10
Jacob Y L Oh, Kevin J H Kwek, Seh-Wee Tee, Mark Tan
A 61-year-old gentleman was admitted with progressive symptoms of cervical myelopathy. An MRI performed showed severe compression from C3-6 with cord signal changes. He was offered surgical intervention but the operation had to be delayed because of worsening abdominal distension. X-rays performed showed a severely dilated colon measuring >12 cm. A CT did not show any obstructive cause. He was managed conservatively for more than 2 weeks but did not improve. As his symptoms continued to worsen, a decision was made to proceed with a C3-6 posterior decompression and fusion, despite the theoretical risk of bacterial translocation predisposing him to infection...
March 2017: Journal of Spine Surgery (Hong Kong)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435475/linear-and-bilateral-multinucleated-cell-angiohistiocytoma-mcah
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Valeria Coco, Cristina Guerriero, Alessandro Di Stefani, Ilaria Pennacchia, Ketty Peris
BACKGROUND: Multinucleated Cell Angiohistiocytoma (MCAH) is a rare disease, first described by Smith and Wilson Jones in 1985. Since then, less than 100 cases have been reported in the literature. Clinically it is characterized by papules or plaques arising from a specific anatomical area such as lower extremities, dorsum of the hands and face. Some generalized cases have been reported. MAIN OBSERVATIONS: We report a case of 77-year-old woman who presented with multiple itching...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435130/intramyometrial-injection-of-vasopressin-a-novel-method-for-hemostasis-at-laparoscopic-management-of-cornual-ectopic
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Ramesh Bettaiah, Shwetha Sudhakar Kamath
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Injection of vasopressin into the uterus , significantly reduces the vascularity of the cornual ectopic, thereby resulting in bloodless surgery. DESIGN: A step by step demonstration of the surgical procedure. Canadian task force classification III SETTING: while all ectopics are associated with risk of hemorrhage, cornual pregnancies are feared for catastrophic hemorrhage and uncontrollable bleeding. The maternal mortality rate can be as high as 2...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435094/diammonium-glycyrrhizinate-alleviates-hepatopulmonary-syndrome-via-restoring-superoxide-dismutase-3-activity-in-rats
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Xin Zhao, Jinyu Liu, Shijun Yang, Chen Chen, He Yin, Ting Li, Qiuting Wang, Xiaoya Li, Yulin Lin, Dayong Cai
Hepatopulmonary syndrome (HPS) has a fatal hypoxemia from pulmonary shunts. Superoxide dismutase 3 (SOD3) deficiency involves in this pathogenesis. The purpose of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanisms of diammonium glycyrrhizinate (DG) on HPS via SOD3. Carbon tetrachloride induced HPS rats were treated with captopril or DG for 56 days. Blood gas, pulmonary artery pressures, and histological changes were measured. Molecule dynamics of inducible (iNOS), endothelial (eNOS), neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS) and SOD3 were assessed by immunohistochemistry, quantitative RT-PCR and western blot...
April 20, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434701/upregulated-interleukins-il-6-il-10-and-il-13-in-immunoglobulin-g4-related-aortic-aneurysm-patients
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Satomi Kasashima, Atsuhiro Kawashima, Yoh Zen, Satoru Ozaki, Fuminori Kasashima, Masamitsu Endo, Yasushi Matsumoto, Kengo Kawakami
OBJECTIVE: Immunoglobulin (Ig) G4-related aortic aneurysms (IgG4-AAs) are a special aortic aneurysm among IgG4-related diseases (IgG4-RDs), which are inflammatory and fibrous conditions characterized by tumorous swelling of affected organs and high serum IgG4 concentrations. Recently, IgG4-RD pathogenesis was shown to be associated with T-helper-2 (Th2) and regulatory T (Treg) dominant cytokine production, such as interleukin (IL)-4, IL-10, and IL-13. IL-6 is a key proinflammatory cytokine contributing to lymphocyte and plasmacyte maturation and to atherosclerosis and aneurysm development...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434285/aortic-diameter-at-age-65-in-men-with-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes
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Soumia Taimour, Moncef Zarrouk, Jan Holst, Anders H Rosengren, Leif Groop, Peter M Nilsson, Anders Gottsäter
OBJECTIVES: Type 2 diabetes mellitus has been linked to a decreased risk for abdominal aortic aneurysm (aortic diameter ≥30 mm, AAA) development in men. The aim of this study was to evaluate if such an effect is detectable already around the time of diabetes diagnosis. DESIGN: We cross-sectionally compared aortic diameter at ultrasound screening for AAA in 691 men aged 65 years with incipient or newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (group A) with 18,262 65-year old control men without diabetes (group B)...
April 24, 2017: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal: SCJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433990/two-dimensional-ultrasound-evaluation-of-the-fetal-cerebral-aqueduct-improving-the-antenatal-diagnosis-and-counseling-of-aqueductal-stenosis
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Fernando Viñals, Pilar Ruiz, Gabriel Quiroz, Francisco A Guerra, Flavia Correa, Daniel Martínez, Bienvenido Puerto
OBJECTIVE: To describe a technique for the visualization and measurement of cerebral aqueduct diameter through a 2D sagittal median plane, and to report its aspect and measurement in fetuses with aqueductal stenosis (AS). METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 207 morphologically normal fetuses in low-risk pregnancies between 20 and 36 weeks of gestation. The cerebral aqueduct was visualized transvaginally in a midsagittal plane, and measurements of its greatest diameter (ampulla) were taken independently by an expert and a nonexpert sonographer...
April 22, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433626/thrombin-impairs-human-endometrial-endothelial-angiogenesis-implications-for-progestin-only-contraceptive-induced-abnormal-uterine-bleeding
#17
John P Shapiro, Ozlem Guzeloglu-Kayisli, Umit A Kayisli, Nihan Semerci, S Joseph Huang, Sefa Arlier, Kellie Larsen, Paolo Fadda, Frederick Schatz, Charles J Lockwood
OBJECTIVE: Progestin-only contraceptives induce abnormal uterine bleeding, accompanied by pro-thrombin leakage from dilated endometrial microvessels and increased thrombin generation by human endometrial stromal cell (HESC)-expressed tissue factor. Initial studies of the thrombin-treated HESC secretome identified elevated levels of cleaved chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan 4 (CSPG4), impairing pericyte-endothelial interactions. Thus, we investigated direct and CSPG4-mediated effects of thrombin in eliciting abnormal uterine bleeding by disrupting endometrial angiogenesis...
April 19, 2017: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433070/effects-of-nicorandil-on-renal-function-and-histopathology-in-rats-with-partial-unilateral-ureteral-obstruction
#18
Hayrettin Ozturk, Tulin Firat, Buket Kin Tekce, Fahri Yilmaz, Hulya Ozturk
To evaluate the effects of nicorandil in a rat kidney model of partial unilateral ureteral obstruction (PUUO). Thirty male rats were randomly divided into three groups as follows: (1) Group 1 (Sham-control), ureters of the rats were manipulated but not ligated; (2) Group 2 (PUUO-untreated), PUUO was performed with two-thirds of the left ureter embedded in the psoas muscle; and (3) Group 3 (PUUO-nicorandil treated). After PUUO was established, nicorandil (15 mg/kg/day) was administered by gastric lavage for 21 days to determine its effects on PUUO-induced histopathological-, functional-, and oxidative stress-induced changes...
May 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432174/postintervention-acute-opsoclonus-myoclonus-syndrome
#19
Annelise Aquilina, Nicola Dingli, Josanne Aquilina
Opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome (OMS) is a rare, neurological condition affecting 1 in 10 000 000 people annually. Opsoclonus, defined as involuntary rapid, multivectorial oscillations of the eyes, together with ataxia and myoclonus are usually present. OMS may be paraneoplastic: often associated with occult neuroblastoma in childhood and with breast carcinoma or small cell lung carcinoma in adults. Other aetiologies include viral or toxic agents. The pathogenesis is thought to be immune mediated. A 37-year-old woman with previous inflammatory cranial mononeuropathies was admitted for elective dilatation and curettage (D&C)...
April 21, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432059/increased-amplitude-of-inward-rectifier-k-currents-with-advanced-age-in-smooth-muscle-cells-of-murine-superior-epigastric-arteries
#20
Sebastien Hayoz, Jessica Pettis, Vanessa Bradley, Steven S Segal, William F Jackson
Inward rectifier K(+) channels (KIR) may contribute to skeletal muscle blood flow regulation and adapt to advanced age. Using mouse abdominal wall superior epigastric arteries (SEAs) from either young (3-6 months) or old (24-26 months) male C57BL/6 mice, we investigated whether SEA smooth muscle cells (SMCs) express functional KIR, and how aging may affect KIR function. Freshly dissected SEAs were either enzymatically dissociated to isolate SMCs for electrophysiological recording (perforated patch) and mRNA expression, or used intact for pressure myography...
April 21, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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