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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927252/microangiopathic-hemolytic-anemia-caused-by-a-signet-ring-cell-carcinoma-of-the-intrahepatic-bile-duct
#1
Ramy Younes, Paola Ponzo, Alfredo Marzano
Microangiopathic hemolytic anemia (MAHA) originates from a mechanical injury of red cells, caused by vascular thrombosis or stenosis. Cancer is a cause of MAHA as a consequence of both chemotherapy and disseminated disease itself. Here we describe the case of a 60-year-old man who developed a signet-ring cell carcinoma originated from the intrahepatic bile ducts, complicated by bone marrow metastasis and MAHA.
December 2017: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927142/tumour-growth-suppressive-effect-of-arsenic-trioxide-in-squamous-cell-lung-carcinoma
#2
Leanne Lee Leung, Sze-Kwan Lam, Yuan-Yuan Li, James Chung-Man Ho
Lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common subtype of non-small cell lung carcinoma. The anticancer effects of arsenic trioxide (ATO) in lung adenocarcinoma and small-cell lung cancer have previously been reported; however its effects in SCC remain unclear. An MTT assay and western blot analysis were performed to determine cell viability and protein expression, respectively, in the SK-MES-1 and SW900 SCC cell lines following treatment with ATO. Phosphatidylserine externalization, mitochondrial membrane depolarization and cell cycle distribution were studied using flow cytometry and the in vivo effects of ATO on tumour growth were investigated with a xenograft model...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927133/benefit-of-rebiopsy-for-deciding-treatment-strategy-in-rectal-cancer-a-case-report
#3
Kenta Kawasaki, Yasuo Hamamoto, Takeshi Suzuki, Kenro Hirata, Yasutaka Sukawa, Akiyoshi Kasuga, Yuichiro Hayashi, Hiromasa Takaishi, Kaori Kameyama, Takanori Kanai
Rebiopsy is considered an option for specific types of cancer, such as breast, non-small cell lung, and prostate cancer, in clinical trials and in practice. The benefit of rebiopsy comes from the selection of a new treatment strategy based on the genetic profile of the cells, which may reflect the development of drug resistance or hormonal changes. For colorectal cancer, the presence of different genomic mutations between the primary tumor and its metastases is rare, and rebiopsy is therefore not generally performed...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927093/detailed-analysis-of-a-superficial-cd34-positive-fibroblastic-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#4
Kensaku Yamaga, Akihiro Fujita, Mari Osaki, Satoshi Kuwamoto, Naoko Ishiguro, Tadahito Yamamoto, Hideki Nagashima
Superficial cluster of differentiation (CD)34-positive fibroblastic tumor (SCPFT) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm of borderline malignancy. It is characterized by a superficial location, marked cellular pleomorphism, an extremely low incidence of mitotic figures, and strong CD34 immunohistochemical positivity. As SCPFT is a recently described neoplasm, its characteristics are yet to be fully elucidated. To the best of our knowledge, no detailed studies regarding the imaging findings and cytogenetic analyses of SCPFTs exist...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926818/effects-of-genetically-modified-cotton-stalks-on-antibiotic-resistance-genes-inti1-and-inti2-during-pig-manure-composting
#5
Manli Duan, Jie Gu, Xiaojuan Wang, Yang Li, Sheqi Zhang, Yanan Yin, Ranran Zhang
Genetically modified (GM) cotton production generates a large yield of stalks and their disposal is difficult. In order to study the feasibility of using GM cotton stalks for composting and the changes that occur in antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) during composting, we supplemented pig manure with GM or non-GM cotton stalks during composting and we compared their effects on the absolute abundances (AA) of intI1, intI2, and ARGs under the two treatments. The compost was mature after processing based on the germination index and C/N ratio...
September 16, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926811/towards-better-monitoring-of-technology-critical-elements-in-europe-coupling-of-natural-and-anthropogenic-cycles
#6
Philip Nuss, Gian Andrea Blengini
The characterization of elemental cycles has a rich history in biogeochemistry. Well known examples include the global carbon cycle, or the cycles of the 'grand nutrients' nitrogen, phosphorus, and sulfur. More recently, efforts have increased to better understand the natural cycling of technology critical elements (TCEs), i.e. elements with a high supply risk and economic importance in the EU. On the other hand, tools such as material-flow analysis (MFA) can help to understand how substances and goods are transported and accumulated in man-made technological systems ('anthroposphere')...
September 16, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926502/limbal-cysts-a-subset-exhibiting-cornea-specific-cytokeratins
#7
Norman C Charles, Frederick A Jakobiec, Fouad R Zakka, Ilyse D Haberman, Kishore Reddy Katikireddy, Ula V Jurkunas
Two cases of limbal cysts lined by nonkeratinizing epithelium were studied with a panel of cytokeratins. One was a long-standing lesion in a 30-year-old man, whereas the other was excised from a 40-year-old man following pterygium surgery. Each cyst was immunostained with a panel of cytokeratins that were specific exclusively and separately for corneal and conjunctival epithelia. The epithelial lining of each cyst was CK12 positive for corneal epithelium and CK13 negative for conjunctival epithelium. It is hypothesized that a subset of corneoscleral cysts contain corneal epithelium, probably derived from a type of limbal stem cell differentiation...
September 13, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926449/combining-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-inhibitors-and-angiotensin-receptor-blocker-for-clinical-decision-making-lacks-vision
#8
Michael W Manning, Chandrika R Garner, Emily G Teeter
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926419/peduncular-hallucinosis-and-autonomic-dysfunction-in-anti-aquaporin-4-antibody-syndrome
#9
Renee Berry, Peter K Panegyres
Neuromyelitis optica is a rare, severe inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, previously described as affecting only the optic nerve and spinal cord. Since the discovery of a highly specific autoantibody, anti-aquaporin-4, lesions are now recognized outside these regions. We report a man with severe, debilitating symptoms resulting from a symptomatic lesion within the diencephalon, manifesting with abnormal circadian rhythms, autonomic dysfunction, behavioral disturbance, and complex visual hallucinations...
September 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926418/hemispheric-dominance-for-stereognosis-in-a-patient-with-an-infarct-of-the-left-postcentral-sensory-hand-area
#10
Jorge Moll, Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza
The concept of left hemispheric dominance for praxis, speech, and language has been one of the pillars of neurology since the mid-19th century. In 1906, Hermann Oppenheim reported a patient with bilateral stereoagnosia (astereognosis) caused by a left parietal lobe tumor and proposed that the left hemisphere was also dominant for stereognosis. Surprisingly, few cases of bilateral stereoagnosia caused by a unilateral cerebral lesion have been documented in the literature since then. Here we report a 75-year-old right-handed man who developed bilateral stereoagnosia after suffering a small infarct in the crown of the left postcentral gyrus...
September 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926416/blood-pressure-variability-and-cognitive-function-among-older-african-americans-introducing-a-new-blood-pressure-variability-measure
#11
Siny Tsang, Scott A Sperling, Moon Ho Park, Ira M Helenius, Ishan C Williams, Carol Manning
BACKGROUND: Although blood pressure (BP) variability has been reported to be associated with cognitive impairment, whether this relationship affects African Americans has been unclear. We sought correlations between systolic and diastolic BP variability and cognitive function in community-dwelling older African Americans, and introduced a new BP variability measure that can be applied to BP data collected in clinical practice. METHODS: We assessed cognitive function in 94 cognitively normal older African Americans using the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) and the Computer Assessment of Mild Cognitive Impairment (CAMCI)...
September 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926403/pathways-from-sexual-stigma-to-incident-hiv-and-sexually-transmitted-infections-among-nigerian-men-who-have-sex-with-men
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Cristina Rodriguez-Hart, Rebecca G Nowak, Rashelle Musci, Danielle German, Ifeanyi Orazulike, Blessing Kayode, Hongjie Liu, Oye Gureje, Trevor A Crowell, Stefan Baral, Man Charurat
OBJECTIVES: Sexual stigma affecting men who have sex with men (MSM) in Nigeria may be an important driver of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but potential mechanisms through which this occurs are not well understood. This study assessed the contributions of suicidal ideation and sexual risk behaviors to causal pathways between stigma and HIV/STIs. DESIGN: Data were collected from the TRUST/RV368 Study, a prospective cohort of 1,480 MSM from Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria...
September 18, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926261/late-stage-terpene-cyclization-by-an-integral-membrane-cyclase-in-the-biosynthesis-of-isoprenoid-epoxycyclohexenone-natural-products
#13
Man-Cheng Tang, Xiaoqing Cui, Xueqian He, Zhuang Ding, Tianjiao Zhu, Yi Tang, Dehai Li
Macrophorins are representative examples of isoprenoid epoxycyclohexenones containing cyclized drimane moieties. We located and characterized the biosynthetic gene cluster of macrophorin from Penicillium terrestris. MacJ encoded by this cluster was characterized to be the first example of a membrane-bound type-II terpene cyclase catalyzing the cyclization of meroterpenoids via direct protonation of the terminal olefinic bond in acyclic yanuthones. The late-stage functionalization and substrate promiscuity of MacJ make it a potential biocatalyst for the synthesis of macrophorin analogues...
September 19, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925927/postoperative-endophthalmitis-caused-by-bosea-thiooxidans
#14
Vaidehi S Dedania, Devon H Ghodasra, David N Zacks
PURPOSE: To report an unusual case of postcataract endophthalmitis secondary to Bosea thiooxidans. METHODS: Case report. RESULTS: An 86-year-old man presented with postoperative endophthalmitis 3 weeks after uncomplicated cataract surgery. He complained of a headache and blurry vision but denied having eye pain. Slit-lamp examination demonstrated leukocytes with a fibrinous membrane in the anterior segment and vitritis. A diagnosis of acute postoperative endophthalmitis was made, and the patient was treated with intravitreal antibiotics...
October 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925926/resolution-of-treatment-resistant-subretinal-fluid-in-a-patient-with-exudative-age-related-macular-degeneration-following-endophthalmitis
#15
Peter M Kally, Yossi Sidikaro, Colin A McCannel
PURPOSE: This is the first report to the best of the authors' knowledge to show resolution of subretinal fluid and treatment requirement in a case of exudative age-related macular degeneration (eAMD) with persistent fluid despite treatment that resolved following an episode of culture-positive bacterial endophthalmitis. METHODS: A 73-year-old man with history of eAMD of the right eye presented with acute postinjection bacterial endophthalmitis 3 days after injection...
October 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925523/bdnf-haplo-insufficiency-impairs-high-frequency-cortical-oscillations-in-mice
#16
Nigel C Jones, Matthew Hudson, Joshua Foreman, Gil Rind, Rachel Hill, Elizabeth E Manning, Maarten van den Buuse
Schizophrenia is a complex psychiatric disorder with a heterogeneous aetiology involving genetic and environmental factors. Deficiencies in both brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and NMDA receptor function have been implicated in the disorder, and may play causal and synergistic roles. Perturbations in the regulation of electrophysiological signals, including high-frequency (gamma: 30-80 Hz and beta: 20-30 Hz) neuronal oscillations, are also associated with the disorder. This study investigated the influence of BDNF deficiency and NMDA receptor hypofunction on electrophysiological responses to brief acoustic stimuli...
September 19, 2017: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925356/the-c-elegans-neural-editome-reveals-an-adar-target-mrna-required-for-proper-chemotaxis
#17
Sarah N Deffit, Brian A Yee, Aidan C Manning, Suba Rajendren, Pranathi Vadlamani, Emily C Wheeler, Alain Domissy, Michael C Washburn, Gene W Yeo, Heather A Hundley
ADAR proteins alter gene expression both by catalyzing adenosine (A) to inosine (I) RNA editing and binding to regulatory elements in target RNAs. Loss of ADARs affects neuronal function in all animals studied to date. Caenorhabditis elegans lacking ADARs exhibit reduced chemotaxis, but the targets responsible for this phenotype remain unknown. To identify critical neural ADAR targets in C. elegans, we performed an unbiased assessment of the effects of ADR-2, the only A-to-I editing enzyme in C. elegans, on the neural transcriptome...
September 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925157/-studies-on-hibernation-pivotal-temperature-of-whitmania-pigra
#18
Shi-Meng Yan, Hong-Zhuan Shi, Qiao-Sheng Guo, Jia Wang, Bin Wu, Guo-Wei Shi, Meng-Meng Li, Dao-Xin Dai, Man-Jun Wu
The biological characteristics, oxygen consumption, oxygen consumption rate, and activities of amylase, lipase and protease of Whitmania pigra at different temperature were studied by using direct observational method, the still water method and 3, 5-dinitrosalicylic acid colorimetry, right-nitrophenyl palmitate ester(ρ-NPP)colorimetry and folin-phenol method.The results revealed that with decreasing water temperature, the daily activity and the daily feeding ration were decreased. As the temperature was lowered to 4 ℃, the head and tail of Wh...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924675/malignant-triton-tumor-grand-round-presentation-of-a-rare-aggressive-case-thoracolumbar-spine-tumor
#19
Soufiane Ghailane, Sandra Fauquier, Sébastien Lepreux, Jean-Charles Le Huec
INTRODUCTION: We report a rare and aggressive case of malignant triton tumor (MTT) at the thoracolumbar junction with foraminal extension mistreated as schwannoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 70-year-old man with a 2-year history of lower back pain and left L4 radiculopathy with no history of neurofibromatosis. RESULTS: Pre-operative MRI suggested a typical schwannoma. Upon complete marginal resection, histological findings revealed a MTT. The patient presented with a local and regional recurrence and died 10 months after surgery...
September 18, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924599/esophageal-seeding-after-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-of-a-mediastinal-tumor
#20
Kensuke Yokoyama, Jun Ushio, Norikatsu Numao, Kiichi Tamada, Noriyoshi Fukushima, Alan Kawarai Lefor, Hironori Yamamoto
Background and study aims  Tumor seeding after endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is rare. A 53-year-old man underwent transesophageal EUS-FNA for diagnosis of a 6-cm mass in the mediastinum as seen by computed tomography (CT). Four weeks later, repeat CT scan revealed a mass in the esophageal wall. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy confirmed a lesion in the mid-esophagus, which was biopsied and found to be consistent with needle tract seeding after EUS-FNA. Tumor seeding in the gastrointestinal wall or peritoneum after EUS-FNA is rare, but may adversely affect the prognosis...
September 2017: Endoscopy International Open
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