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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331357/differentiation-of-inflammatory-from-fibrotic-ileal-strictures-among-patients-with-crohn-s-disease-based-on-visual-analysis-feasibility-study-combining-conventional-b-mode-ultrasound-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-strain-elastography
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Emilio Quaia, Antonio Giulio Gennari, Maria Assunta Cova, Edwin J R van Beek
The aim of this pilot study was to assess prospectively the feasibility of conventional B-mode ultrasound (US) and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) combined with real-time strain elastography (SE) in the differentiation of inflammatory from fibrotic ileal strictures among patients with Crohn's disease (CD) based on visual analysis. Twenty non-consecutive patients (15 male and 5 female; mean age ± standard deviation, 40.2 ± 10.22 y) with CD and stricture of the terminal ileal loop were scanned by conventional B-mode US and CEUS and, subsequently, by real-time SE...
January 10, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331015/detection-of-human-disease-conditions-by-single-cell-morpho-rheological-phenotyping-of-blood
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Nicole Toepfner, Christoph Herold, Oliver Otto, Philipp Rosendahl, Angela Jacobi, Martin Kräter, Julia Stächele, Leonard Menschner, Maik Herbig, Laura Ciuffreda, Lisa Ranford-Cartwright, Michal Grzybek, Ünal Coskun, Elisabeth Reithuber, Genevieve Garriss, Peter Mellroth, Birgitta Henriques Normark, Nicola Tregay, Meinolf Suttorp, Martin Bornhäuser, Edwin R Chilvers, Reinhard Berner, Jochen Guck
Blood is arguably the most important bodily fluid and its analysis provides crucial health status information. A first routine measure to narrow down diagnosis in clinical practice is the differential blood count, determining the frequency of all major blood cells. What is lacking to advance initial blood diagnostics is an unbiased and quick functional assessment of blood that can narrow down the diagnosis and generate specific hypotheses. To address this need, we introduce the continuous, cell-by-cell morpho-rheological (MORE) analysis of diluted whole blood, without labeling, enrichment or separation, at rates of 1,000 cells/sec...
January 13, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330959/non-destructive-determination-of-muscle-architectural-variables-through-the-use-of-dicect
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Edwin Dickinson, Heiko Stark, Kornelius Kupczik
The fascicular architecture of skeletal muscle dictates functional parameters such as force production and contractile velocity. Muscle microarchitecture is typically determined by means of manual dissection, a technique that is inherently destructive to specimens. Furthermore, fascicle lengths and pennation angles are commonly assessed at only a limited number of sampling sites per muscle. We present the results of a digital technique to non-destructively assess muscle architectural variables for three jaw-adductor muscles within a specimen of the cercopithecine primate Macaca fascicularis (crab-eating macaque)...
February 2018: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327071/diseases-of-complement-dysregulation-an-overview
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Edwin K S Wong, David Kavanagh
Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), C3 glomerulopathy (C3G), and paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) are prototypical disorders of complement dysregulation. Although complement overactivation is common to all, cell surface alternative pathway dysregulation (aHUS), fluid phase alternative pathway dysregulation (C3G), or terminal pathway dysregulation (PNH) predominates resulting in the very different phenotypes seen in these diseases. The mechanism underlying the dysregulation also varies with predominant acquired autoimmune (C3G), somatic mutations (PNH), or inherited germline mutations (aHUS) predisposing to disease...
January 11, 2018: Seminars in Immunopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326341/endometrial-adenocarcinoma-with-pulmonary-recurrence
#5
Manoj P Rai, Mandeep Singh Randhawa, Divyesh Reddy Nemakayala, Edwin B Marinas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 10, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326124/bortezomib-based-immunosuppression-after-reduced-intensity-conditioning-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-randomized-phase-ii-results
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John Koreth, Haesook T Kim, Paulina B Lange, Samuel J Poryanda, Carol G Reynolds, Sharmila Chamling Rai, Philippe Armand, Corey S Cutler, Vincent T Ho, Brett Glotzbecker, Rushdia Yusuf, Sarah Nikiforow, Yi-Bin Chen, Bimalangshu Dey, Malgorzata McMasters, Jerome Ritz, Bruce R Blazar, Robert J Soiffer, Joseph H Antin, Edwin P Alyea
A prior phase I/II trial of bortezomib/tacrolimus/methotrexate prophylaxis after HLA-mismatched reduced intensity conditioning allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation documented low acute graft versus host disease incidence, with promising overall and progression-free survival. We performed an open-label 3-arm 1:1:1 phase II randomized-controlled-trial comparing grade II-IV acute graft versus host disease between conventional tacrolimus/methotrexate (A) versus bortezomib/tacrolimus/methotrexate (B); and versus bortezomib/sirolimus/tacrolimus (C), in reduced intensity conditioning allogeneic transplantation recipients lacking HLA-matched related donors...
January 11, 2018: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325897/an-improved-cell-permeable-fluorogenic-substrate-as-the-basis-for-a-highly-sensitive-test-for-nad-p-h-quinone-oxidoreductase-1-nqo1-in-living-cells
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Simone Cuff, Ruth D Lewis, Edwin Chinje, Mohammed Jaffar, Richard Knox, Ian Weeks
NAD(P)H:quinone oxidoreductase 1 (NQO1) is a flavoenzyme upregulated in response to oxidative stress and in some cancers. Its upregulation by compounds has been used as an indicator of their potential anti-cancer properties. In this study we have designed, produced and tested a fluorogenic coumarin conjugate which selectively releases highly fluorescent 4-methylumbelliferone (4-MU) in the presence of NQO1. It was found that measuring 4-MU release rapidly and specifically quantitated NQO1 levels in vitro and in live cells...
January 8, 2018: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325070/vaccine-induced-antibody-responses-modify-the-association-between-t-cell-immune-responses-and-hiv-1-infection-risk-in-hvtn-505
#8
Youyi Fong, Xiaoying Shen, Vicki C Ashley, Aaron Deal, Kelly E Seaton, Chenchen Yu, Shannon P Grant, Guido Ferrari, Allan C deCamp, Robert T Bailer, Richard A Koup, David Montefiori, Barton F Haynes, Marcella Sarzotti-Kelsoe, Barney S Graham, Lindsay N Carpp, Scott M Hammer, Magda Sobieszczyk, Shelly Karuna, Edith Swann, Edwin DeJesus, Mark Mulligan, Ian Frank, Susan Buchbinder, Richard M Novak, M Juliana McElrath, Spyros Kalams, Michael Keefer, Nicole A Frahm, Holly E Janes, Peter B Gilbert, Georgia D Tomaras
Background: HVTN 505 was an HIV-1 preventive vaccine efficacy trial of a DNA/recombinant adenovirus serotype 5 (rAd5) vaccine regimen. We assessed antibody responses measured one month post-final vaccination (Month 7) as correlates of HIV-1 acquisition risk. Methods: Binding antibody responses were quantified in serum samples from 25 primary endpoint vaccine cases (diagnosed with HIV-1 infection between Month 7 and 24) and 125 randomly sampled frequency-matched vaccine controls (HIV-1 negative at Month 24)...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321995/anticonvulsant-effect-of-ethanolic-extract-of-cyperus-articulatus-l-leaves-on-pentylenetetrazol-induced-seizure-in-mice
#9
Oscar Herrera-Calderon, Rocio Santiváñez-Acosta, Bertha Pari-Olarte, Edwin Enciso-Roca, Vicente Martin Campos Montes, Jorge Luis Arroyo Acevedo
Cyperus articulatus (CA) rhizomes have demonstrated different properties on nervous system. However, the leaves still have not studied to treat epilepsy. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of CA ethanolic extract on pentylenetetrazol (PTZ) induced seizures in mice as well as measuring its antioxidant activity in vivo and in vitro. Mice were divided into five groups: (1) control (PTZ 80 mg/kg; i.p.), (2) PTZ-Diazepam (1 mg/kg; i.p.), (3-5) PTZ-CA 50, PTZ-CA 150 and PTZ-CA 300 (50, 150 and 300 mg/kg of CA extract, 30 min prior to each PTZ injection)...
January 2018: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320897/changes-in-resting-motor-threshold-of-the-tongue-with-normal-aging-and-stroke
#10
Ivy Ka Yu Cheng, Edwin Man Lai Yiu, Karen Man Kei Chan
AIM OF STUDY: To examine the resting motor threshold of the tongue in healthy adults and stroke survivors. METHODS: Thirty-five healthy adults were classified into three groups: Group 1 (19-38 years; n = 11), Group 2 (50-64 years; n = 12) and Group 3 (66-78 years; n = 12). Six chronic stroke survivors (mean age =59 years, SD = 9.1 years) were recruited (Group 4). The resting motor thresholds (RMTs) of the tongue were measured and compared (i) among the four groups and (ii) between stroke survivors and age-matched healthy adults...
January 10, 2018: Somatosensory & Motor Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319255/pleural-lymphoma-presenting-as-chylothorax
#11
P Baburaj, B V Shankara, Edwin J George, V P Gopinathan, Dinesha Prabhu
Pleural disease in Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma is well documented and commonly presents with pleural effusion in 20% of patients. However, solid pleural involvement is less common and is usually a secondary event. Primary pleural lymphomas are extremely rare. Hereby we report a rare case of primary pleural lymphoma presenting as chylothorax.
October 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318716/large-area-atomic-layers-of-the-charge-density-wave-conductor-tise2
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Hong Wang, Yu Chen, Martial Duchamp, Qingsheng Zeng, Xuewen Wang, Siu Hon Tsang, Hongling Li, Lin Jing, Ting Yu, Edwin Hang Tong Teo, Zheng Liu
Layered transition metal (Ti, Ta, Nb, etc.) dichalcogenides are important prototypes for the study of the collective charge density wave (CDW). Reducing the system dimensionality is expected to lead to novel properties, as exemplified by the discovery of enhanced CDW order in ultrathin TiSe2 . However, the syntheses of monolayer and large-area 2D CDW conductors can currently only be achieved by molecular beam epitaxy under ultrahigh vacuum. This study reports the growth of monolayer crystals and up to 5 × 105 µm2 large films of the typical 2D CDW conductor-TiSe2 -by ambient-pressure chemical vapor deposition...
January 10, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318033/the-association-of-depression-and-diabetes-across-methods-measures-and-study-contexts
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Jaimie C Hunter, Brenda M DeVellis, Joanne M Jordan, M Sue Kirkman, Laura A Linnan, Christine Rini, Edwin B Fisher
Background: Empirical research has revealed a positive relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus and depression, but questions remain regarding timing of depression measurement, types of instruments used to measure depression, and whether "depression" is defined as clinical depression or depressive symptoms. The present study sought to establish the robustness of the depression-diabetes relationship across depression definition, severity of depressive symptoms, recent depression, and lifetime depression in a nationally representative dataset and a large rural dataset...
2018: Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316125/laparoscopic-repair-of-a-complex-morgagni-hernia-in-a-patient-with-marfan-syndrome
#14
Shanmugam S Somasundaram, Travis G Ackermann, Edwin Beenen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 8, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314763/integrating-exome-sequencing-into-a-diagnostic-pathway-for-epileptic-encephalopathy-evidence-of-clinical-utility-and-cost-effectiveness
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Elizabeth E Palmer, Deborah Schofield, Rupendra Shrestha, Tejaswi Kandula, Rebecca Macintosh, John A Lawson, Ian Andrews, Hugo Sampaio, Alexandra M Johnson, Michelle A Farrar, Michael Cardamone, David Mowat, George Elakis, William Lo, Ying Zhu, Kevin Ying, Paula Morris, Jiang Tao, Kerith-Rae Dias, Michael Buckley, Marcel E Dinger, Mark J Cowley, Tony Roscioli, Edwin P Kirk, Ann Bye, Rani K Sachdev
BACKGROUND: Epileptic encephalopathies are a devastating group of neurological conditions in which etiological diagnosis can alter management and clinical outcome. Exome sequencing and gene panel testing can improve diagnostic yield but there is no cost-effectiveness analysis of their use or consensus on how to best integrate these tests into clinical diagnostic pathways. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cost-effectiveness study comparing trio exome sequencing with a standard diagnostic approach, for a well-phenotyped cohort of 32 patients with epileptic encephalopathy, who remained undiagnosed after "first-tier" testing...
January 4, 2018: Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313708/human-lung-dna-methylation-quantitative-trait-loci-colocalize-with-copd-genome-wide-association-loci
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Jarrett D Morrow, Kimberly Glass, Michael H Cho, Craig P Hersh, Victor Pinto-Plata, Bartolome Celli, Nathaniel Marchetti, Gerard Criner, Raphael Bueno, George Washko, Augustine M K Choi, John Quackenbush, Edwin K Silverman, Dawn L DeMeo
RATIONALE: As the third leading cause of death in the United States, the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) makes identification of its molecular mechanisms of great importance. Genome-wide association studies have identified multiple genomic regions associated with COPD. However, genetic variation only explains a small fraction of the susceptibility to COPD and sub-genome-wide significant loci may play a role in pathogenesis. OBJECTIVES: Regulatory annotation with epigenetic evidence may give priority for further investigation, particularly for GWAS associations in non-coding regions...
January 9, 2018: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313174/polar-extract-of-curcuma-longa-protects-cartilage-homeostasis-possible-mechanism-of-action
#17
Chandrasekaran Chinampudur Velusami, Edwin Jothie Richard, Bharathi Bethapudi
BACKGROUND: Curcuma longa has been well documented for managing joint inflammation and pain. The present study investigated the effect of polar extract of C. longa (NR-INF-02) on cartilage homeostasis in human articular chondrocytes knee (NHAC-kn) cells to understand its plausible mechanism of action. METHODS: Dysregulation of cartilage homeostasis was induced by IL-1β and H2O2. Modulating effects of NR-INF-02 on degradation markers viz., chondrocyte apoptosis, senescence, cytokine, eicosanoids, and cartilage synthesis markers viz...
January 8, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310879/fracture-analysis-of-cad-cam-high-density-polymers-used-for-interim-implant-supported-fixed-cantilevered-prostheses
#18
Burak Yilmaz, Gülce Alp, Jeremy Seidt, William M Johnston, Roger Vitter, Edwin A McGlumphy
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM: The load-to-fracture performance of computer-assisted design and computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD-CAM) high-density polymer (HDP) materials in cantilevers is unknown. PURPOSE: The purposes of this in vitro study were to evaluate the load-to-fracture performance of CAD-CAM-fabricated HDPs and to compare that with performance of autopolymerized and injection-molded acrylic resins. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Specimens from 8 different brands of CAD-CAM HDPs, including Brylic Solid (BS); Brylic Gradient (BG); AnaxCAD Temp EZ (AE); AnaxCAD Temp Plus (AP); Zirkonzahn Temp Basic (Z); GDS Tempo-CAD (GD); Polident (Po); Merz M-PM-Disc (MAT); an autopolymerized acrylic resin, Imident (Conv) and an injection-molded acrylic resin, SR-IvoBase High Impact (Inj) were evaluated for load-to-fracture analysis (n=5)...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310696/methods-for-detecting-gemmata-spp-bacteremia-in-the-microbiology-laboratory
#19
Jacques-Robert Christen, Edwin Edmond, Michel Drancourt
OBJECTIVE: Gemmata bacteria are fastidious, Gram-negative and aerobic. The only representatives are Gemmata obscuriglobus and Gemmata massiliana. These Planctomycetes appear to be a part of human digestive tract microbiome, and G. massiliana has been isolated from water. Further specific detection in the blood of two patients with febrile neutropenia suggests that Gemmata bacteremia may remain under-documented. The objective of this study was to develop an effective protocol to document Gemmata spp...
January 8, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29309836/ocular-complications-in-a-young-pediatric-population-following-bone-marrow-transplantation
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Mary Ellen Hoehn, Julie Calderwood, Edwin Gannon, Brittany Cook, Richard Rochester, Christine Hartford, Brandon Triplett, Anusha Sunkara, Guolian Kang, R Christopher Walton
PURPOSE: To investigate ocular complications associated with bone marrow transplant and associated continued maintenance therapy in a preschool population. METHODS: The medical records of patients <7 years of age were reviewed retrospectively. Patient charts were screened for cataract formation, dry eye, and other anterior and posterior segment disease. RESULTS: Of 270 cases reviewed, 91 met inclusion criteria. Mean age at diagnosis was 3...
January 5, 2018: Journal of AAPOS: the Official Publication of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
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