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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530483/carotidynia-in-high-altitude-travelers
#1
Andrea Parra, Tamuru Okada, Peter H Lin
Background Carotidynia is characterized by focal pain and tenderness of the carotid artery without associated hemodynamic or structural abnormalities. Carotid artery pathology has also been known to occur in high altitude due to aberrant baroreceptor response in the carotid bulb. Case Presentation We herein report two cases of high altitude-related idiopathic carotidynia. The first patient was a geologist who performed oil reserve survey in the Alaska Mountain, while the second patient was hiking in a mountain trail in Peru...
January 1, 2017: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528740/angubindin-1-a-novel-paracellular-absorption-enhancer-acting-at-the-tricellular-tight-junction
#2
Susanne M Krug, Tomohiro Hayaishi, Daisuke Iguchi, Akihiro Watari, Azusa Takahashi, Michael Fromm, Masahiro Nagahama, Hiroyuki Takeda, Yoshiaki Okada, Tatsuya Sawasaki, Takefumi Doi, Kiyohito Yagi, Masuo Kondoh
A limiting barrier for mucosal absorption of drugs is the tight junction (TJ). TJs exist between two adjacent cells (bicellular TJ, bTJ) and at the sites where three cells meet (tricellular TJ, tTJ). We present a novel approach which employs a physiologically regulated pathway for the passage of large molecules through the tTJ. Main barrier-relevant tTJ proteins are tricellulin and angulin-1 to -3. We developed an angulin binder from Clostridium perfringens iota-toxin (Ib) whose receptor is angulin-1. An Ib fragment corresponding to amino acids 421-664 (Ib421-664) of iota-toxin proved to bind in cells expressing angulin-1 and -3, but not angulin-2...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528493/clinical-investigation-of-chronic-subdural-hematoma-with-impending-brain-herniation-on-arrival
#3
Hiroaki Matsumoto, Hiroaki Hanayama, Takashi Okada, Yasuo Sakurai, Hiroaki Minami, Atsushi Masuda, Shogo Tominaga, Katsuya Miyaji, Ikuya Yamaura, Yasuhisa Yoshida
Chronic subdural hematoma (CSDH) with brain herniation signs is rarely seen in the emergent department. As such, there are few cumulative data to analyze such cases. In this study, we evaluated the clinical features, risk factors, and rates of completion with impending brain herniation on arrival in a cohort study. We analyzed 492 consecutive patients with CSDH between January 2010 and October 2015. First, we analyzed the clinical factors and compared them between patients with or without brain herniation signs on admission...
May 20, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528461/novel-imaging-using-a-touchless-display-for-computer-assisted-hepato-biliary-surgery
#4
Yukio Oshiro, Kenoki Ohuchida, Toshiyuki Okada, Makoto Hashizume, Nobuhiro Ohkohchi
PURPOSE: We developed a touchless display system that allows the user to control the medical imaging software via hand gestures in the air. We conducted this study to verify the effectiveness of this novel touchless display system as a tool for assisting with surgical imaging. METHODS: The patient's computed tomography (CT) data are generally observed on a display during surgery. The "Dr. aeroTAP" touchless display system was developed to generate virtual mouse events based on the position of one hand...
May 20, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527836/native-ruditapes-decussatus-and-non-indigenous-r-%C3%A2-philippinarum-shellfish-species-living-in-sympatry-comparison-of-regulated-and-non-regulated-biotoxins-accumulation
#5
Ana C Braga, Sandra Lage, Mário Pacheco, Sara Rydberg, Pedro R Costa
The native Ruditapes decussatus and the non-indigenous Ruditapes philippinarum are an important target of shellfish industries. The aim of this study was to compare an invader with a native species living in sympatry in the view of marine biotoxins accumulation. Samples were analysed for regulated and non-regulated biotoxins. The consistently occurrence of okadaic acid-group toxins and BMAA, may cause human health problems and economical losses. A strong positive relationship was observed between species, with significantly higher DSP toxicity in R...
May 11, 2017: Marine Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522710/draft-genome-sequences-of-the-xylose-fermenting-yeast-scheffersomyces-shehatae-nbrc-1983-t-and-a-thermotolerant-isolate-of-s-%C3%A2-shehatae-aty839-jcm-18690
#6
Natsumi Okada, Ayumi Tanimura, Hideki Hirakawa, Masako Takashima, Jun Ogawa, Jun Shima
Draft genome sequences of the type strain (NBRC 1983) and a thermotolerant isolate (ATY839) of the xylose-fermenting yeast Scheffersomyces shehatae were determined. The genome sizes and presumed open reading frames were highly similar between strains NBRC 1983(T) and ATY839.
May 18, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518185/osteogenic-potential-of-adipose-derived-macrospheroids-cocultured-with-cd11b-monocytes
#7
Hidemi Nakata, Maiko Yamamoto, Emi Okada, Tomoko Nagayama, Munemitsu Miyasaka, Shohei Kasugai, Shinji Kuroda
PURPOSE: Among potential cell-based therapies, adipose-derived stem cells (ASCs) have been proposed as a promising source of stem cells for tissue regeneration. Although many recent clinical trials have investigated the use of adipose tissue or ASCs in transplantation, analysis of the microstructures of outgrowing macrosized spheroids (macrospheroids) or three-dimensional coculture of ASC spheroids and monocyte/macrophage lineages has not been performed. The aim of this study was to analyze the microstructures of murine-derived ASC macrospheroids and the growth and osteogenic potential of these macrospheroids in a three-dimensional environment and after calcification induction by coculture with monocytes...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518006/cooling-effects-of-wearer-controlled-vaporization-for-extravehicular-activity
#8
Kunihiko Tanaka, Daiki Nagao, Kosuke Okada, Koji Nakamura
INTRODUCTION: The extravehicular activity suit currently used by the United States in space includes a liquid cooling and ventilation garment (LCVG) that controls thermal conditions. Previously, we demonstrated that self-perspiration for evaporative cooling (SPEC) garment effectively lowers skin temperature without raising humidity in the garment. However, the cooling effect is delayed until a sufficient dose of water permeates and evaporates. In the present study, we hypothesized that wearer-controlled vaporization improves the cooling effect...
April 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516211/early-endothelialization-associated-with-a-biolimus-a9-bioresorbable-polymer-stent-in-a-porcine-coronary-model
#9
Masayuki Mori, Kenji Sakata, Chiaki Nakanishi, Takuya Nakahashi, Masa-Aki Kawashiri, Kazuaki Yoshioka, Yoh Takuwa, Hirofumi Okada, Jun-Ichiro Yokawa, Masaya Shimojima, Tsuyoshi Yoshimuta, Shohei Yoshida, Masakazu Yamagishi, Kenshi Hayashi
Although Nobori(®), with a bioresorbable polymer and biolimus A9 abluminal coating, has unique characteristics, few data exist regarding endothelialization early after implantation. Fifteen Nobori(®) and 14 control bare-metal stents (S-stent™) were implanted in 12 pigs. Histopathology of stented segments, inflammation, and intimal fibrin content was evaluated on the 2nd and 14th day after implantation. On the 2nd day, endothelial cells were morphologically and immunohistologically confirmed on the surface of both stents, although some inflammatory cells might be involved...
May 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515921/association-between-periodontitis-and-prognosis-of-pancreatobiliary-tract-cancer-a-pilot-study
#10
Takayuki Maruyama, Takaaki Tomofuji, Tatsuya Machida, Hironari Kato, Koichiro Tsutsumi, Daisuke Uchida, Akinobu Takaki, Toshiki Yoneda, Hisataka Miyai, Hirofumi Mizuno, Daisuke Ekuni, Hiroyuki Okada, Manabu Morita
Several studies have indicated that periodontitis is a risk factor for cancer. However, the association between periodontitis and the prognosis of pancreatobiliary tract cancer remains unclear. The aim of this pilot study was to investigate the association between periodontitis and prognosis of pancreatobiliary tract cancer. A total of 22 patients diagnosed with pancreatobiliary tract cancer were analyzed. Oral health status, including severity of periodontitis, general health status and biochemical serum markers were evaluated...
May 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513110/separation-and-purification-of-two-minor-typical-diarrhetic-shellfish-poisoning-toxins-from-harmful-marine-microalgae-via-combined-liquid-chromatography-with-mass-spectrometric-detection
#11
Junhui Chen, Yanlong Wang, Lei Pan, Huihui Shen, Dan Fu, Boqiang Fu, Chengjun Sun, Li Zheng
A novel method was developed for the purification of two typical diarrhetic shellfish poisoning toxins from toxin-producing marine microalgae using macroporous resin, high-speed counter-current chromatography-mass spectrometry, and semi-preparative high-performance liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS). Analytical HPLC-MS was used for identification and purity analysis of okadaic acid and dinophysistoxin-1 because they exhibit no visible or ultraviolet absorption. First, four kinds of macroporous resins were investigated, and HP-20 macroporous resin was selected for the pre-enrichment and cleanup of the two target toxins...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512587/adenocarcinoma-in-situ-arising-from-brunner-s-gland-treated-by-endoscopic-mucosal-resection
#12
Masaya Iwamuro, Sayo Kobayashi, Nobuya Ohara, Seiji Kawano, Yoshiro Kawahara, Hiroyuki Okada
An 86-year-old Japanese man was presented to our hospital for further investigation of duodenal adenocarcinoma. The tumor was endoscopically resected. Pathological analysis revealed coexistence of gastric foveolar metaplasia and a surrounding hyperplastic Brunner's gland, in addition to an adenocarcinoma component. Immunostaining for MUC5AC and MUC6 confirmed the diagnosis of adenocarcinoma in situ arising from Brunner's gland hyperplasia. This case suggests that although detailed preoperative evaluation is required to determine the depth of tumor invasion, endoscopic resection may be a promising option for the treatment of adenocarcinomas arising from Brunner's gland hyperplasia...
2017: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510445/establishment-of-a-direct-injection-electron-ionization-mass-spectrometry-metabolomics-method-and-its-application-to-lichen-profiling
#13
Hisahiro Kai, Kaoru Kinoshita, Hiroshi Harada, Yoshihiro Uesawa, Akihiro Maeda, Ryuichiro Suzuki, Yoshihito Okada, Kunio Takahashi, Koji Matsuno
Direct-injection electron-ionization-mass spectrometry (DI-EI-MS) is a multivariate analysis method useful for characterizing biological materials. We demonstrated the use of DI-EI-MS for metabolic profiling using several closely related lichen species: Cladonia krempelhuberi, C. gracilis, C. pseudogymnopoda, and C. ramulosa. The methodology involves conversion of total ion chromatograms to integrated chromatograms and assessment of reproducibility. The qualitative DI-EI-MS method was used to profile the major and/or minor constituents in extracts of lichen samples...
May 16, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508977/thrombotic-microangiopathy-caused-by-interferon-%C3%AE-1b-for-multiple-sclerosis-a-case-report
#14
Haruomi Nishio, Tatsuo Tsukamoto, Takeshi Matsubara, Yoichiro Okada, Ryosuke Takahashi, Motoko Yanagita
A 41-year-old man with a history of multiple sclerosis (MS) developed thrombotic microangiopathy after taking interferon β-1b for 10 years. Although the relapse of his MS was well controlled under normal blood pressure, he had persistent nausea, anorexia, gait disturbance and visual disorder 1 month before admission. He showed lethargy and high blood pressure (180/102 mmHg). Laboratory test results revealed anemia and thrombocytopenia, elevated LDH and renal dysfunction. Urinary dipstick showed a 2+ result for proteinuria and 3+ for hematuria...
November 2016: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508895/exosomes-maintain-cellular-homeostasis-by-excreting-harmful-dna-from-cells
#15
Akiko Takahashi, Ryo Okada, Koji Nagao, Yuka Kawamata, Aki Hanyu, Shin Yoshimoto, Masaki Takasugi, Sugiko Watanabe, Masato T Kanemaki, Chikashi Obuse, Eiji Hara
Emerging evidence is revealing that exosomes contribute to many aspects of physiology and disease through intercellular communication. However, the biological roles of exosome secretion in exosome-secreting cells have remained largely unexplored. Here we show that exosome secretion plays a crucial role in maintaining cellular homeostasis in exosome-secreting cells. The inhibition of exosome secretion results in the accumulation of nuclear DNA in the cytoplasm, thereby causing the activation of cytoplasmic DNA sensing machinery...
May 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508195/serum-p53-antibody-as-a-potential-tumor-marker-in-extrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma
#16
Rei Okada, Hideaki Shimada, Yuichiro Otsuka, Masaru Tsuchiya, Jun Ishii, Toshio Katagiri, Tetsuya Maeda, Yoshihisa Kubota, Tetsuo Nemoto, Hironori Kaneko
PURPOSE: Only a few studies have evaluated the clinicopathological significance of the p53 protein expression and s-p53-Abs level in patients with cholangiocarcinoma. We therefore analyzed the clinicopathological and prognostic significance of s-p53-Abs in patients with extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma. METHODS: We prospectively evaluated s-p53-Abs levels before and after surgery in 61 patients with extrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma to determine the relationship between clinicopathological factors and the prognostic significance of s-p53-Abs...
May 15, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507726/adapting-tissue-engineered-in-vitro-cns-models-for-high-throughput-study-of-neurodegeneration
#17
Caitriona O'Rourke, Charlotte Lee-Reeves, Rosemary Al Drake, Grant Ww Cameron, A Jane Loughlin, James B Phillips
Neurodegenerative conditions remain difficult to treat, with the continuing failure to see therapeutic research successfully advance to clinical trials. One of the obstacles that must be overcome is to develop enhanced models of disease. Tissue engineering techniques enable us to create organised artificial central nervous system tissue that has the potential to improve the drug development process. This study presents a replicable model of neurodegenerative pathology through the use of engineered neural tissue co-cultures that can incorporate cells from various sources and allow degeneration and protection of neurons to be observed easily and measured, following exposure to neurotoxic compounds - okadaic acid and 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium...
January 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506162/brodie-s-abscess-of-the-radius-in-a-child
#18
N Takeuchi, Y Matsumoto, T Okada, M Hanada, H Bekki, Y Iwamoto
We herein report an unusual case of Brodie's abscess of the radius in a child. A 13-year-old boy presented with pain on his right distal forearm. A plain radiograph showed an 8 cm translucent lesion in the distal radius. MRI showed a penumbra sign on the T1-weighted image, hyperintensity on T2-weighted images, and ring enhancement on the contrast-enhanced T1 image. (18)F-FDG PET/CT images showed an uptake at the margin of the radius. Curettage and iliac cancellous bone grafting were undertaken for Brodie's abscess...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506161/symmetric-peripheral-running-sutures-are-superior-to-asymmetric-peripheral-running-sutures-for-increasing-the-tendon-strength-in-flexor-tendon-repair
#19
N Takeuchi, T Okada, N Kozono, T Shimoto, H Higaki, Y Iwamoto
BACKGROUND: The fatigue strength of three peripheral suture techniques for flexor tendon repair was compared by cyclic loading of the repairs in the porcine flexor digitorum tendon. METHODS: Thirty-six tendons were sutured using only peripheral sutures with 6-0 Nylon. An initial cyclic load of 10 N for 500 cycles was applied and increased by 10 N for an additional 500 cycles at each new load until rupture. RESULTS: The fatigue strength of the symmetric running peripheral suture was 85...
June 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505163/anti-citrullinated-peptide-antibodies-are-the-strongest-predictor-of-clinically-relevant-radiographic-progression-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-achieving-remission-or-low-disease-activity-a-post-hoc-analysis-of-a-nationwide-cohort-in-japan
#20
Tomohiro Koga, Akitomo Okada, Takaaki Fukuda, Toshihiko Hidaka, Tomonori Ishii, Yukitaka Ueki, Takao Kodera, Munetoshi Nakashima, Yuichi Takahashi, Seiyo Honda, Yoshiro Horai, Ryu Watanabe, Hiroshi Okuno, Toshiyuki Aramaki, Tomomasa Izumiyama, Osamu Takai, Taiichiro Miyashita, Shuntaro Sato, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Naoki Iwamoto, Kunihiro Ichinose, Mami Tamai, Tomoki Origuchi, Hideki Nakamura, Kiyoshi Aoyagi, Katsumi Eguchi, Atsushi Kawakami
OBJECTIVES: To determine prognostic factors of clinically relevant radiographic progression (CRRP) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) achieving remission or low disease activity (LDA) in clinical practice. METHODS: Using data from a nationwide, multicenter, prospective study in Japan, we evaluated 198 biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (bDMARD)-naïve RA patients who were in remission or had LDA at study entry after being treated with conventional synthetic DMARDs (csDMARDs)...
2017: PloS One
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