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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926840/calcium-dependent-structural-dynamics-of-a-spin-labeled-ryr-peptide-bound-to-calmodulin
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Cheng Her, Jesse E McCaffrey, David D Thomas, Christine B Karim
We have used chemical synthesis, electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR), and circular dichroism to detect and analyze the structural dynamics of a ryanodine receptor (RyR) peptide bound to calmodulin (CaM). The skeletal muscle calcium release channel RyR1 is activated by Ca(2+)-free CaM and inhibited by Ca(2+)-bound CaM. To probe the structural mechanism for this regulation, wild-type RyRp and four spin-labeled derivatives were synthesized, each containing the nitroxide probe 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-piperidine-1-oxyl-4-amino-4-carboxylic acid substituted for a single amino acid...
December 6, 2016: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926649/association-of-gestational-weight-gain-expectations-and-advice-on-actual-weight-gain
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Rebecca A Krukowski, Delia S West, Marisha DiCarlo, Mario A Cleves, Marie E Saylors, Aline Andres
OBJECTIVE: To examine pregnant women's gestational weight gain expectations and advice from various sources (ie, self, family and friends, physician) and the association of these sources of expectations and advice with measured gestational weight gain. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a cohort study of 230 pregnant women in their second pregnancy. Each woman was queried at 12 weeks of gestation about the amount of weight: 1) she felt was "healthy" to gain, 2) she expected to gain, 3) her friends and family thought she should gain, and 4) the specificity of her physician's advice about gestational weight gain...
December 2, 2016: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923775/the-plasticizer-bbp-selectively-inhibits-epigenetic-regulator-sirtuin-during-differentiation-of-c3h10t1-2-stem-cell-line
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Jian Zhang, Mahua Choudhury
Exposure to environmental chemicals can perturb an individual's metabolic set point, especially during critical periods of development, and as a result increase his or her propensity towards obesity that is manifested later in life and possibly in successive generations. We hypothesized that benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), a widespread endocrine disruptor, may impair one important epigenetic regulator, sirtuin, in mesenchymal stem cells and induce adipogenesis. Our results showed that gene expression of two well-known adipogenic markers, aP2 and PPARγ, were significantly increased from day 2 to day 8 under 50μM BBP exposure when compared to control in C3H10T1/2 stem cells (p<0...
December 3, 2016: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923749/spinal-glomus-arteriovenous-malformation-presenting-with-a-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Pascal Jabbour, Badih Daou, Elias Atallah, Fadi Al-Saiegh, Kenan Alkhalili, Stavropoula Tjoumakaris
BACKGROUND AND IMPORTANCE: Spinal arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are rare lesions that may cause serious neurologic morbidity. With the developments in endovascular technology and embolic materials, endovascular management of spinal AVMs has gained significant popularity. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 61-year-old female presented with the worst headache of her life, associated with an acute onset of nausea and vomiting and was shown to have a grade 2 subarachnoid hemorrhage on CT scan...
December 3, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923289/does-the-number-of-previous-miscarriages-influence-the-incidence-of-chromosomal-aberrations-in-spontaneous-pregnancy-loss
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Myriam Goldstein, Ran Svirsky, Adi Reches, Yuval Yaron
OBJECTIVE: Chromosomal aberrations are a common cause for miscarriage. The purpose of this study was to evaluate factors that influence the frequency of chromosomal abnormalities in miscarriages and provide clinicians with a guideline for management of such cases. METHODS: The study included 170 women who experienced pregnancy loss between the 2004 and 2014. Cytogenetic analysis of products of conception was routinely performed. RESULTS: Successful cytogenetic analysis was achieved in 144 cases (84%) Of these, 78 cases (54%) had a chromosomal aberration...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921373/association-between-the-prevalence-of-dental-caries-in-children-and-factors-related-to-their-mothers
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B-M Shin, D-Y Park
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the association between the socio-economic, behavioural, psychological and oral health status factors of Korean mothers with the status of dental caries in their children using nationwide representative data from the Fourth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. METHODS: Children were categorized into child (CG, 6-11 years) and adolescent (AG, 12-18 years) groups. Responses from both the child and his/her mother were included in the analysis...
December 6, 2016: International Journal of Dental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921004/a-rare-case-of-gestational-gigantomastia-with-hypercalcemia-the-challenges-of-management-and-follow-up
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Bahram Moazzami, Shahla Chaichian, Mohammad Reza Farahvash, Saeedeh Taheri, Seyed Ali Ahmadi, Majid Mokhtari, Kourosh Sheibani
BACKGROUND: Gigantomastia is a breast disorder marked by exaggerated rapid growth of the breasts, generally bilaterally. Since this disorder is very rare and has been reported only in sparse case reports its etiology has yet to be fully established. Treatment is aimed at improving the clinical and psychological symptoms and reducing the treatment side effects; however, the best therapeutic option varies from case to case. CASE PRESENTATION: The present report described a case of gestational gigantomastia in a 30-year-old woman, gravida 2, parity 1, 17 week pregnant admitted to Pars Hospital, Tehran, Iran, on May 2014...
October 2016: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920985/the-first-case-of-recurrent-ultra-late-onset-group-b-streptococcal-sepsis-in-a-3-year-old-child
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Ai Hosoda, Ryohei Gatayama, Shiori Moriyama, Noriyuki Ishii, Kenichiro Yamada, Youhei Matsuzaki, Masayoshi Shinjoh
Group B streptococcus (GBS) is a commonly recognized cause of sepsis and meningitis in neonatal and young infants. Invasive GBS infection is classified into early onset GBS disease (EOD, day 0-6), late onset GBS disease (LOD, day 7-89) and ultra late onset GBS disease (ULOD, after 3 months of age). ULOD is uncommon and recurrence is especially rare. We present the first recurrent case of ULOD GBS sepsis in 3-year-old girl with a past medical history of hydrops fetalis and thoracic congenital lymphatic dysplasia...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920841/wolffian-origin-of-vagina-unfolds-the-embryopathogenesis-of-ohvira-obstructed-hemivagina-and-ipsilateral-renal-anomaly-syndrome-and-places-ohvira-as-a-female-counterpart-of-zinner-syndrome-in-males
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Yashant Aswani, Ravi Varma, Pradeep Choudhary, Reeta B Gupta
BACKGROUND: The classical theory of Müllerian origin of upper vagina fails to explain complex urogenital malformations like OHVIRA syndrome; the Acien's hypothesis, however, unravels the hidden embryopathogenesis. As per Acien, Wolffian (mesonephric) ducts instead of Müllerian ducts and sinovaginal bulbs, give rise to the vagina. The new hypothesis, however, retains the concept of origin of the ureters (with ureters inducing renal development) by the former and the uterus by Müllerian ducts...
2016: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920713/late-onset-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-with-cerebellar-ataxia-as-an-initial-symptom
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Jung-Min Pyun, Hyeyoung Park, Kyung Chul Moon, Beomseok Jeon
Late-onset progressive cerebellar ataxia is a diagnostic challenge because of a poor correlation between genotype and phenotype, and a broad range of secondary causes that extend beyond the neurological field. We report the case of a 45-year-old woman admitted after 2 years of slowly progressing cerebellar ataxia, dysarthria, and emotional instability. Notably, she was diagnosed with diabetes insipidus at the age of 35. As 'idiopathic cerebellar ataxia' was suspected, diagnostic tests, including genetic testing as well as serum and cerebrospinal fluid analyses, and brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were performed...
September 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920708/cutaneous-metastasis-due-to-breast-cancer-in-a-patient-with-primary-biliary-cirrhosis-a-case-report
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Sailaja Kamaraju, Jill Depke, Janice Povletich, Adam Currey, Elizabeth Weil
BACKGROUND: Breast cancer is the most common solid tumor to cause cutaneous metastases. These are incurable and the treatment goal is geared toward local control with surgical excision, radiation, and chemotherapy. However, treatment can be challenging in subjects with end-stage liver disease and a multidisciplinary approach is warranted. CASE REPORT: In this case report, we present a 61-year-old female with primary biliary cirrhosis and human epidermal growth factor-2 (HER-2)-positive breast cancer, who subsequently developed cutaneous metastases...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920686/single-agent-carboplatin-for-a-rare-case-of-pilomyxoid-astrocytoma-of-the-spinal-cord-in-an-adult-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Anastasie M Dunn-Pirio, Elizabeth Howell, Roger E McLendon, Katherine B Peters
INTRODUCTION: Pilomyxoid astrocytoma (PMA) is a rare and more aggressive variant of pilocytic astrocytoma, which usually affects young children and is most often located in the hypothalamic/chiasmatic region. The association of PMA with underlying genetic disorders is not well known. METHODS: We identified a 23-year-old woman with a PMA of the spinal cord who was simultaneously diagnosed with neurofibromatosis type 1. Diagnosis of neurofibromatosis type 1 was made clinically and confirmed with genetic testing that revealed a heterozygous one-amino-acid deletion (c...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920486/choroidal-and-skin-metastases-from-colorectal-cancer
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Joo Young Ha, Edward Hynseung Oh, Moon Ki Jung, Song Ee Park, Ji Tak Kim, In Gyu Hwang
Choroidal and skin metastasis of colon cancer is rare. In women, the frequency of cutaneous metastasis from colon cancer as the primary lesion in is 9% and skin metastasis occurs in 0.81% of all colorectal cancers. We report a patient with colonic adenocarcinoma who presented with visual disorder in her right eye and scalp pain as her initial symptoms. Contrast-enhance orbital magnetic resonance imaging with fat suppression revealed an infrabulbar mass, and skin biopsy of the posterior parietal scalp confirmed adenocarcinoma...
November 21, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919131/-an-intravesical-foreign-body-after-caesarean-section-and-tissue-fixing-system-tfs-operation-two-case-reports
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Kohei Mori, Masahiro Yanagisawa, Kotaro Hirai
Foreign body in the bladder is a relatively rare case. We encountered two cases of foreign bodies in the bladder after gynecological surgery. Case 1 was a 72-year-old woman. When she was 70 years old,an operation for her pelvic organ prolapse was performed. She visited our hospital because of discomfort in urination. We performed a transurethral lithotripsy of the bladder stone and detected a foreign body,and it was an anchor used for the Tissue Fixation System(TFS)operation (a pelvic organ prolapse operation)...
October 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919127/-deceased-donor-kidney-transplantation-from-a-liver-transplantation-recipient
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Shuhei Koike, Takashi Kobayashi, Yoshiyuki Okada, Shinsuke Shibuya, Kaoru Sakai, Yukari Tanaka, Shusuke Akamatsu, Hiromitsu Negoro, Naoki Terada, Toshinari Yamasaki, Yoshiyuki Matsui, Takahiro Inoue, Tomomi Kamba, Yumi Umeya, Toshimi Kaido, Osamu Ogawa
We report a 40-year-old man with end-stage renal disease due to IgA nephropathy who underwent deceased donor kidney transplantation. The donor was diagnosed to be brain-dead due to cerebral hemorrhage after her second liver transplantation for non-viral liver cirrhosis. Intraoperative 1-hour biopsy of the graft kidney revealed moderate global glomerular sclerosis (22%) and interstitial fibrosis (40%) consistent with underlying nephrosclerosis or calcineurin inhibitor nephrotoxicity. Although hemodialysis was needed until the graft began functioning several days after the kidney transplantation, the postoperative clinical course thereafter was uneventful and the graft functioned well with stable serum creatinine levels around 2...
October 2016: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918787/an-ovine-model-for-exclusive-endoscopic-ear-surgery
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Lukas Anschuetz, Marco Bonali, Michael Ghirelli, Francesco Mattioli, Domenico Villari, Marco Caversaccio, Livio Presutti
Importance: With the international spread of exclusive transcanal endoscopic ear surgery, the need for a suitable and affordable surgical training model has grown during the past years. Objective: To develop and validate an ex vivo animal model for exclusive endoscopic ear surgery. Design, Setting, and Animal Models: In an experimental study, we compared ovine and human middle ear anatomy in 4 specimens and assessed the lamb as a model for endoscopic ear surgery...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917700/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-following-elevated-mean-arterial-pressures-for-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
#17
Jeffrey H Zimering, Addisu Mesfin
BACKGROUND: Increasing the mean arterial pressure (MAP) is an accepted treatment modality to minimize the risk for irreversible neurologic damage secondary to spinal cord ischemia. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a rare complication occurring after transplantation surgery, in persons having an autoimmune disorder or after abrupt increases in blood pressure of various etiologies. STUDY DESIGN: Case report. METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of medical records...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917691/impact-a-multifaceted-implementation-for-conversation-partner-training-in-aphasia-in-dutch-rehabilitation-settings
#18
Sandra Wielaert, Mieke W M E van de Sandt-Koenderman, Nina Dammers, Karen Sage
PURPOSE: Exploration of the clinical uptake of a novel conversation partner training (CPT) programme in aphasia in 10 Dutch rehabilitation facilities and identification of its perceived facilitators and barriers in service providers, and the evaluation of the implementation methods used. METHOD: Ten rehabilitation centres took part in a multifaceted implementation of CPT over 13 months. Each centre selected two speech and language therapists to act as knowledge brokers whose role was to raise awareness of CPT in the team and to facilitate getting partners of people with aphasia into the programme...
December 5, 2016: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913545/what-have-we-learned-from-large-population-studies-of-von-willebrand-disease
#19
Robert R Montgomery, Veronica H Flood
Von Willebrand factor (VWF) is a critical regulator of hemostatic processes, including collagen binding, platelet adhesion, and platelet aggregation. It also serves as a carrier protein to normalize plasma factor VIII synthesis, release, and survival. While VWF protein measurements by immunoassay are reasonably comparable between institutions, the measurement of VWF ristocetin cofactor activity (VWF:RCo) has significant variability. Other tests of VWF function, including collagen binding or platelet glycoprotein IIb-IIIa binding, are not universally available, yet these functional defects may cause major bleeding even with normal VWF antigen (VWF:Ag) and VWF:RCo assays...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912922/agranulocytosis-occurrence-following-recent-acute-infectious-mononucleosis
#20
Anthony F Massoll, Stanlyn C Powers, David P Betten
Infectious mononucleosis secondary to Epstein-Barr virus typically follows a relatively benign and self-limited course. A small subset of individuals may develop further progression of disease including hematologic, neurologic, and cardiac abnormalities. A mild transient neutropenia occurring during the first weeks of acute infection is a common finding however in rare cases a more profound neutropenia and agranulocytosis may occur up to 6weeks following the onset of initial symptoms. We describe the case of an 18-year-old woman who presented 26days following an acute infectious mononucleosis diagnosis with agranulocytosis and fever...
November 19, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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