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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932812/comparison-of-the-microbiota-of-older-adults-living-in-nursing-homes-and-the-community
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Mary-Claire Roghmann, Alison D Lydecker, Lauren Hittle, Robert T DeBoy, Rebecca G Nowak, J Kristie Johnson, Emmanuel F Mongodin
Our objective for this study was to characterize the microbial communities of the anterior nares (nose), posterior pharynx (throat), and skin of the femoral and subclavian areas in older adults from nursing homes and the community. Older adults (≥65 years) without antibiotic use for the past 3 months were recruited from nursing homes (NH; n = 16) and from the community (CB; n = 51). Specimens were taken from nose, throat, and skin sites for culture and bacterial profiling using 16S rRNA gene sequencing...
September 2017: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931669/two-valves-in-the-pharynx
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EDITORIAL
Shiroh Isono
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931058/molecular-characterization-of-neisseria-meningitidis-isolates-recovered-from-11-19-year-old-meningococcal-carriers-in-salvador-brazil
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Ana Rafaela Silva Simões Moura, Cécilia Batmalle Kretz, Italo Eustáquio Ferreira, Amélia Maria Pithon Borges Nunes, José Cássio de Moraes, Mitermayer Galvão Reis, Alan John Alexander McBride, Xin Wang, Leila Carvalho Campos
Characterization of meningococci isolated from the pharynx is essential towards understanding the dynamics of meningococcal carriage and disease. Meningococcal isolates, collected from adolescents resident in Salvador, Brazil during 2014, were characterized by multilocus sequence typing, genotyping or whole-genome sequencing. Most were nongroupable (61.0%), followed by genogroups B (11.9%) and Y (8.5%). We identified 34 different sequence types (STs), eight were new STs, distributed among 14 clonal complexes (cc), cc1136 represented 20...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926346/coprophagic-asphyxiation-in-an-intellectually-disabled-woman
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Stephanie LeeAnne Erickson, Aaron David Gambrell, James Fulcher, Michael Ward
The ingestion of one's own feces is referred to as coprophagia. In this report, the author discusses a case of coprophagia-associated death in a 36-year-old woman. The woman had a history of intellectual disability, bipolar disorder, and schizoaffective disorder and was living in a group home. At autopsy, examination of the upper airway revealed 4 distinct spherical boli of impacted fecal matter in the oral cavity and pharynx. Death was attributed to asphyxia due to aspiration of stool bolus during an episode of coprophagia...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920509/diagnosis-of-hyponatremia-and-increased-risk-of-a-subsequent-cancer-diagnosis-results-from-a-nationwide-population-based-cohort-study
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Louise Holland-Bill, Christian Fynbo Christiansen, Dóra Körmendiné Farkas, Frede Donskov, Jens Otto L Jørgensen, Henrik Toft Sørensen
BACKGROUND: Hyponatremia has recently been associated with subsequent cancer risk. This population-based nationwide study assessed whether the diagnosis of hyponatremia can predict a cancer diagnosis within most common cancers. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using Danish medical registries, we identified 16,220 patients with a first-time diagnosis of hyponatremia, without a cancer diagnosis, from January 2006 through November 2013. We quantified the relative risk of a subsequent cancer diagnosis by standardized incidence ratios (SIRs), comparing observed cancer incidence among patients diagnosed with hyponatremia to that expected, based on national cancer incidence during that period...
September 18, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916707/pqn-75-is-expressed-in-the-pharyngeal-gland-cells-of-caenorhabditiselegans-and-is-dispensable-for-germline-development
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Jesse D Rochester, Paige C Tanner, Catherine S Sharp, Karolina M Andralojc, Dustin L Updike
In Caenorhabditis elegans, five pharyngeal gland cells reside in the terminal bulb of the pharynx and extend anterior processes to five contact points in the pharyngeal lumen. Pharyngeal gland cells secrete mucin-like proteins thought to facilitate digestion, hatching, molting and assembly of the surface coat of the cuticle, but supporting evidence has been sparse. Here we show pharyngeal gland cell expression of PQN-75, a unique protein containing an N-terminal signal peptide, nucleoporin (Nup)-like phenylalanine/glycine (FG) repeats, and an extensive polyproline repeat domain with similarities to human basic salivary proline-rich pre-protein PRB2...
September 15, 2017: Biology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915560/pharynx-mitochondrial-ca-2-dynamics-in-live-c-elegans-worms-during-aging
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Pilar Alvarez-Illera, Paloma García-Casas, Jessica Arias-Del-Val, Rosalba I Fonteriz, Javier Alvarez, Mayte Montero
Progressive decline in mitochondrial function is generally considered one of the hallmarks of aging. We have expressed a Ca(2+) sensor in the mitochondrial matrix of C. elegans pharynx cells and we have measured for the first time mitochondrial [Ca(2+)] ([Ca(2+)]M) dynamics in the pharynx of live C. elegans worms during aging. Our results show that worms stimulated with serotonin display a pharynx [Ca(2+)]M oscillatory kinetics that includes both high frequency oscillations (up to about 1Hz) and very prolonged "square-wave" [Ca(2+)]M increases, indicative of energy depletion of the pharynx cells...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912088/sip-and-spit-or-sip-and-swallow-choice-of-method-differentially-alters-taste-intensity-estimates-across-stimuli
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Cordelia A Running, John E Hayes
While the myth of the tongue map has been consistently and repeatedly debunked in controlled studies, evidence for regional differences in suprathreshold intensity has been noted by multiple research groups. Given differences in physiology between the anterior and posterior tongue (fungiform versus foliate and circumvallate papillae) and differences in total area stimulated (anterior only versus whole tongue, pharynx, and epiglottis), small methodological changes (sip and spit versus sip and swallow) have the potential to substantially influence data...
September 11, 2017: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903981/serotonin-drives-predatory-feeding-behavior-via-synchronous-feeding-rhythms-in-the-nematode-pristionchus-pacificus
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Misako Okumura, Martin Wilecki, Ralf J Sommer
Feeding behaviors in a wide range of animals are regulated by the neurotransmitter serotonin, although the exact neural circuits and associated mechanism are often unknown. The nematode Pristionchus pacificus can kill other nematodes by opening prey cuticles with movable teeth. Previous studies showed that exogenous serotonin treatment induces a predatory-like tooth movement and slower pharyngeal pumping in the absence of prey, however, physiological functions of serotonin during predation and other behaviors in P...
September 13, 2017: G3: Genes—Genomes—Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901495/biochanin-a-induces-apoptosis-and-suppresses-migration-in-fadu-human-pharynx-squamous-carcinoma-cells
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In-A Cho, Sang-Joun You, Kyeong-Rok Kang, Su-Gwan Kim, Ji-Su Oh, Jae-Seek You, Gyeong-Je Lee, Yo-Seob Seo, Do Kyung Kim, Chun Sung Kim, Sook-Young Lee, Jae-Sung Kim
The aim of the present study was to investigate biochanin-A-induced anticancer effects and their cellular signaling pathway in FaDu pharyngeal squamous carcinoma cells. Biochanin-A induced cell death through increased cytotoxicity of FaDu cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner. The number of cells with nucleus condensation and the apoptotic population were increased in the FaDu cells stimulated with biochanin-A for 24 h. Furthermore, extrinsic apoptotic factors such as FasL and their downstream target caspase-8 were increased and activated in the FaDu cells treated with biochanin-A in a dose-dependent manner...
September 13, 2017: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898441/three-dimensional-reconstruction-of-the-pharyngeal-gland-cells-in-the-predatory-nematode-pristionchus-pacificus
#11
Metta Riebesell, Ralf J Sommer
Pristionchus pacificus is a model system in evolutionary biology and for comparison to Caenorhabditis elegans. As a necromenic nematode often found in association with scarab beetles, P. pacificus exhibits omnivorous feeding that is characterized by a mouth-form dimorphism, an example of phenotypic plasticity. Eurystomatous animals have a dorsal and a sub-ventral tooth enabling predatory feeding on other nematodes whereas stenostomatous animals have only a dorsal tooth and are microbivorous. Both mouth forms of P...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891595/the-effect-of-bolus-volume-on-laryngeal-closure-and-ues-opening-in-swallowing-kinematic-analysis-using-320-row-area-detector-ct-study
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Seiko Shibata, Yoko Inamoto, Eiichi Saitoh, Hitoshi Kagaya, Yoichiro Aoyagi, Kikuo Ota, Ryoko Akahori, Naoko Fujii, Jeffrey B Palmer, Marlis Gonzalez Fernandez
This study investigated the effects of three different volumes of honey-thick liquid on the temporal characteristics of swallowing. Twenty six healthy subjects (15 males, 11 females) underwent 320-Row Area Detector CT scan while swallowing 3, 10, and 20ml of honey-thick liquid barium. Three-dimensional images were created at 10 images/s. Kinematic events involving six structures (velopharynx, hyoid bone, epiglottis, laryngeal vestibule (LV), true vocal cords (TVC), upper esophageal sphincter (UES)) and timing of bolus movement were timed using frame by frame analysis...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Oral Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891406/clinical-practice-guideline-evaluation-of-the-neck-mass-in-adults
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Melissa A Pynnonen, M Boyd Gillespie, Benjamin Roman, Richard M Rosenfeld, David E Tunkel, Laura Bontempo, Itzhak Brook, Davoren Ann Chick, Maria Colandrea, Sandra A Finestone, Jason C Fowler, Christopher C Griffith, Zeb Henson, Corinna Levine, Vikas Mehta, Andrew Salama, Joseph Scharpf, Deborah R Shatzkes, Wendy B Stern, Jay S Youngerman, Maureen D Corrigan
Objective Neck masses are common in adults, but often the underlying etiology is not easily identifiable. While infections cause most of the neck masses in children, most persistent neck masses in adults are neoplasms. Malignant neoplasms far exceed any other etiology of adult neck mass. Importantly, an asymptomatic neck mass may be the initial or only clinically apparent manifestation of head and neck cancer, such as squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC), lymphoma, thyroid, or salivary gland cancer. Evidence suggests that a neck mass in the adult patient should be considered malignant until proven otherwise...
September 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891012/visualization-of-multiple-organ-amyloid-involvement-in-systemic-amyloidosis-using-11-c-pib-pet-imaging
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Naoki Ezawa, Nagaaki Katoh, Kazuhiro Oguchi, Tsuneaki Yoshinaga, Masahide Yazaki, Yoshiki Sekijima
PURPOSE: To investigate the utility of Pittsburgh compound B (PiB) positron emission tomography (PET) imaging for evaluating whole-body amyloid involvement in patients with systemic amyloidosis. METHODS: Whole-body (11)C-PiB PET was performed in seven patients with systemic immunoglobulin light-chain (AL) amyloidosis, seven patients with hereditary transthyretin (ATTRm) amyloidosis, one asymptomatic TTR mutation carrier and three healthy controls. The correlations between clinical organ involvement, radiological (11)C-PiB uptake and histopathological findings were analysed for each organ...
September 10, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882408/dental-and-oropharyngeal-lesions-in-rats-with-chronic-acid-reflux-esophagitis
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Rintaro Shimazu, Mihoko Yamamoto, Akimichi Minesaki, Yuichiro Kuratomi
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we evaluated pathological changes in the tooth and pharynx of GERD rats to elucidate the association between gastric acid reflux and oral and pharyngeal diseases. METHODS: An experimental rat model of chronic acid reflux esophagitis was surgically created. The oral cavities were observed histologically every 2 weeks until 20 weeks after surgery. RESULTS: At 10 weeks after surgery, molar crown heights in GERD rats were shorter than that in control rats, and inflammatory cell infiltration by gastric acid reflux was found in the periodontal mucosa of GERD rats...
September 4, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881645/spatial-function-of-the-oxidative-dna-damage-response-in-radiation-induced-bystander-effects-in-intra-and-inter-system-of-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Qingqing Li, Jue Shi, Lianyun Chen, Furu Zhan, Hang Yuan, Jun Wang, An Xu, Lijun Wu
Though the signaling events involved in radiation induced bystander effects (RIBE) have been investigated both in vitro and in vivo, the spatial function of these communications, especially the related signaling pathways, is not fully elucidated. In the current study, significant increases of DNA damage were clearly observed in C. elegans germline upon irradiation to both intra-system of posterior pharynx and inter-system of vulva, in which more severe damage, even to F1 generation worms, was shown for vulva irradiation...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878850/difference-in-f-18-fdg-uptake-after-esophagogastroduodenoscopy-and-colonoscopy-in-healthy-sedated-subjects
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Jong-Ryool Oh, Ji-Hyoung Seo, Woo-Jin Chang, Seung-Il Bae, In-Wook Song, Jin-Gu Bong, Hye-Yeon Jeong, So-Young Park, Jeongyup Bae, Hyundae Yoon
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the difference in fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake in sedated healthy subjects after they underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and colonoscopy procedures. METHODS: The endoscopy group (n = 29) included healthy subjects who underwent screening via F-18 FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) after an EGD and/or colonoscopy under sedation on the same day. The control group (n = 35) included healthy subjects who underwent screening via PET/CT only...
September 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875540/the-physiological-motor-patterns-produced-by-neurons-in-the-nucleus-retroambiguus-in-the-rat-and-their-modulation-by-vagal-peripheral-chemosensory-and-nociceptive-stimulation
#18
Hari H Subramanian, Zheng-Gui Huang, Peter A Silburn, Ron J Balnave, Gert Holstege
The nucleus retroambiguus (NRA) is a neuronal cell group in the medullary ventrolateral tegmentum, rostrocaudally between the obex and the first cervical spinal segment. NRA neurons are premotor interneurons with direct projections to the motoneurons of soft palate, pharynx and larynx in the nucleus ambiguus in the lateral medulla as well as to the motoneurons in the spinal cord innervating diaphragm, abdominal, and pelvic floor muscles and the lumbosacral motoneurons generating sexual posture. These NRA premotor interneurons receive very strong projections from the periaqueductal gray (PAG) in the context of basic survival mechanisms as fight, flight, freezing, sound production and sexual behavior...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875091/demographics-of-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-single-institution-experience
#19
George S Stoyanov, Martina Kitanova, Deyan L Dzhenkov, Peter Ghenev, Nikolay Sapundzhiev
Introduction Head and neck cancer (HNC) comprises a diverse group of oncological entities, originating from various tissue types and organ localizations, situated in the topographical regions of the head and neck (H&N). This single institution retrospective study was aimed at establishing the HNC patient demographics and categorizing the individual incidence of H&N malignancies, regarding their organ of origin and main histopathological type. Materials and methods All histologically verified cases of HNC from a single tertiary referral center were reviewed in a descriptive retrospective manner...
July 2, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874408/defining-the-mechanical-determinants-of-kingella-kingae-adherence-to-host-cells
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Brad K Kern, Eric A Porsch, Joseph W St Geme
Kingella kingae is an important pathogen in young children and initiates infection by colonizing the posterior pharynx. Adherence to pharyngeal epithelial cells is an important first step in the process of colonization. In the present study, we sought to elucidate the interplay of type IV pili (T4P), a trimeric autotransporter adhesin called Knh, and the polysaccharide capsule in K. kingae adherence to host cells. Using adherence assays performed under shear stress, we observed that a strain expressing only Knh was capable of higher levels of adherence than a strain expressing only T4P...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
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