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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728135/prostate-cancer-risk-and-dna-methylation-signatures-in-aging-rats-following-developmental-bpa-exposure-a-dose-response-analysis
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Gail S Prins, Shu-Hua Ye, Lynn Birch, Xiang Zhang, Ana Cheong, Han Lin, Esther Calderon-Gierszal, Jacob Groen, Wen-Yang Hu, Shuk-Mei Ho, Richard B van Breemen
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have uncovered heightened prostatic susceptibility to hormone-induced neoplasia from early-life exposure to low-dose bisphenol A (BPA). However, significant data gaps remain that are essential to address for biological relevance and necessary risk assessment. OBJECTIVES: A complete BPA dose-response analysis of prostate lesions across multiple prostatic lobes was conducted that included internal BPA dosimetry, progression to adenocarcinoma with aging and mechanistic connections to epigenetically reprogramed genes...
July 11, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725941/endoscopic-stents-for-the-biliary-tree-and-pancreas
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REVIEW
Rajesh Krishnamoorthi, Mahendran Jayaraj, Richard Kozarek
OPINION STATEMENT: PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the recently published literature on biliary and pancreatic stents. RECENT FINDINGS: Covered self-expanding metal stents (SEMS) are increasingly being used in the endoscopic management of benign biliary strictures. Given the costs associated with SEMS, plastic stents are still the most commonly used stents. In this setting, SEMS are preferred over plastic stents for palliation of malignant biliary strictures due to superior patency and have a role in preoperative management of malignant biliary strictures...
July 20, 2017: Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725324/cardiorenal-syndrome-role-of-arginine-vasopressin-and-vaptans-in-heart-failure
#3
REVIEW
Poornima Vinod, Vinod Krishnappa, Abigail M Chauvin, Anshika Khare, Rupesh Raina
Heart and kidney failure continued to be of increasing prevalence in today's society, and their comorbidity has synergistic effect on the morbidity and mortality of patients. Cardiorenal syndrome (CRS) is a complex disease with multifactorial pathophysiology. Better understanding of this pathophysiological network is crucial for the successful intervention to prevent advancement of the disease process. One of the major factors in this process is neurohormonal activation, predominantly involving renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) and arginine vasopressin (AVP)...
June 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725113/cystic-duct-pressures-after-ligation-with-a-novel-absorbable-device-in-an-ex-vivo-caprine-cholecystectomy-model
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Andrea J Sundholm Tepper, Odd V Höglund, Bonnie G Campbell, Chi-Ya Chen, Boel A Fransson
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy is the standard of care in human medicine for gall bladder disease. Although infrequently reported in veterinary literature, laparoscopic cholecystectomy is an option for uncomplicated gall bladder disease in canine patients. Due to the risk of cystic duct ligature slippage or clip dislodgement, we wanted to explore the use of a LigaTie; a novel absorbable medical device modeled after a cable tie. Our object was to describe the use of the LigaTie in a caprine cadaveric study of cholecystectomies as a model for canine patients and demonstrate the leak pressure of the cystic duct compared with cholecystectomies performed with 2 large endoscopic hemoclips...
July 2017: Canadian Journal of Veterinary Research, Revue Canadienne de Recherche Vétérinaire
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721972/ultrasound-imaging-features-of-isolated-pancreatic-tuberculosis
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Yi Dong, Christian Jürgensen, Rajesh Puri, Mirko D'Onofrio, Michael Hocke, Wen-Ping Wang, Nathan Atkinson, Malay Sharma, Christoph F Dietrich
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Isolated pancreatic tuberculosis (PTB) is extremely rare worldwide. The purpose of this multicenter retrospective study is to analyze imaging features of histologically confirmed isolated PTB in order to determine the diagnostic features of the new methods contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), ultrasound elastography and contrast enhanced endoscopic ultrasound (CE-EUS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We report on a retrospective data collection of 12 cases of PTB confirmed by histology or cytology...
July 19, 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720349/rejection-of-the-synonymization-of-pegosomum-saginatum-ratz-1898-ratz-1903-with-pegosomum-asperum-wright-1879-ratz-1903
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Petr Heneberg, Jiljí Sitko
The Pegosomum Ratz, 1903 are digenean parasites of piscivorous birds. They exhibit few morphological autapomorphies and some of their identification features (number of collar spines) can be altered before or during fixation. Several re-classifications within the genus were suggested, but they have never been supported by molecular analyses. We addressed the synonymization of species within Pegosomum asperum/saginatum complex suggested by Dubinin, Dubinina and Saidov. We analyzed one nuclear (ITS2) and two mitochondrial (CO1, ND1) loci of two central European species of Pegosomum, namely Pegosomum asperum (Wright, 1879) Ratz, 1903 and Pegosomum saginatum (Ratz, 1898) Ratz, 1903...
July 15, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719966/safety-and-complications-of-interventional-endoscopic-ultrasound
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Monica Saumoy, Michel Kahaleh
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become an essential tool for the diagnostic and therapeutic intervention of gastrointestinal diseases. Beyond the drainage of fluid collections, it enables decompression of inaccessible bile and pancreatic ducts, the gallbladder, and the creation of anastomosis within the gastrointestinal tract using fully lumen-apposing stents. This review explored the safety and efficacy of these novel procedures and discussed the training pathway that is necessary to perform them efficiently and safely...
July 19, 2017: Clinical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712865/stearic-acid-suppresses-mammary-gland-development-by-inhibiting-pi3k-akt-signaling-pathway-through-gpr120-in-pubertal-mice
#8
Yingying Meng, Cong Yuan, Jing Zhang, Fenglin Zhang, Qin Fu, Xiaotong Zhu, Gang Shu, Lina Wang, Ping Gao, Qianyun Xi, Jiajie Sun, Yongliang Zhang, Qingyan Jiang, Songbo Wang
It has been demonstrated that dietary high fat diet negatively affects the pubertal mammary gland development. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of stearic acid (SA), an 18-carbon chain saturated fatty acid, on mammary gland development in pubertal mice and to explore the underlying mechanism. Our results demonstrated that dietary supplementation of 2% SA suppressed mammary duct development, with significant reduction of terminal end bud (TEB) number and ductal branch. In accord, the expression of proliferative marker Cyclin D1 was markedly decreased by dietary SA...
July 13, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709962/the-role-of-macrophages-in-the-development-of-biliary-injury-in-a-lipopolysaccharide-aggravated-hepatic-ischaemia-reperfusion-model
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REVIEW
J Reiling, K R Bridle, F G Schaap, L Jaskowski, N Santrampurwala, L J Britton, C M Campbell, P L M Jansen, S W M Olde Damink, D H G Crawford, C H C Dejong, J Fawcett
INTRODUCTION: Endotoxins, in the form of lipopolysaccharides (LPS), are potent inducers of biliary injury. However the mechanism by which injury develops remains unclear. We hypothesized that hepatic macrophages are pivotal in the development of endotoxin-induced biliary injury and that no injury would occur in their absence. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Clodronate liposomes were used to deplete macrophages from the liver. Forty-eight rats were equally divided across six study groups: sham operation (sham), liposome treatment and sham operation (liposomes+sham), 1mg/kg LPS i...
July 11, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705898/cellular-heterogeneity-in-the-ureteric-progenitor-niche-and-distinct-profiles-of-branching-morphogenesis-in-organ-development
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Elisabeth A Rutledge, Jean-Denis Benazet, Andrew P McMahon
Branching morphogenesis creates arborized epithelial networks. In the mammalian kidney, an epithelial progenitor pool at ureteric branch tips (UBT) creates the urine-transporting collecting system. Using region-specific mouse reporter strains, we performed an RNA-seq screen, identifying tip and stalk enriched gene sets in the developing collecting duct system. Detailed in situ hybridization studies of tip-enriched predictions identified UBT-enriched gene sets conserved between the mouse and human kidney. Comparative spatial analysis of their UBT niche expression highlighted distinct patterns of gene expression revealing novel molecular heterogeneity within the UBT progenitor population...
July 13, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705707/gata3-as-a-valuable-marker-to-distinguish-clear-cell-papillary-renal-cell-carcinomas-from-morphologic-mimics
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Jose G Mantilla, Tatjana Antic, Maria Tretiakova
Clear cell papillary renal cell carcinoma (CCPRCC) is a low-grade, indolent neoplasm, with no reported cases of death from disease or metastasis. These lesions can show clinical, morphologic and immunophenotypic overlap with several aggressive forms of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), including clear cell (CCRCC), translocation RCC and papillary RCC (PRCC) with cytoplasmic clearing. Given the difference in behavior, it is important to reliably separate these entities. We retrospectively reviewed 47 tumors from 45 patients with morphologic features of CCPRCC...
July 10, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701314/cux1-promotes-cell-proliferation-and-polycystic-kidney-disease-progression-in-an-adpkd-mouse-model
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Binu Porath, Safia Livingston, Erica L Andres, Alexandra M Petrie, Joshua C Wright, Anna E Woo, Carol G Carlton, Richard Baybutt, Gregory B Vanden Heuvel
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) is one of the most common monogenic hereditary disorders in humans characterized by fluid-filled cysts, primarily in the kidneys. Cux1, a cell cycle regulatory gene highly expressed during kidney development, is elevated in the cyst-lining cells of Pkd1 mutant mice, and in human ADPKD cells. However, forced expression of Cux1 is insufficient to induce cystic disease in transgenic mice, or to induce rapid cyst formation after cilia disruption in the kidneys of adult mice...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701311/pge2-upregulates-renin-through-e-prostanoid-receptor-1-via-pkc-camp-creb-pathway-in-m-1-cells
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Alexis A Gonzalez, Nicolas Salinas-Parra, Dan Leach, L Gabriel Navar, Minolfa C Prieto
During the early phase of angiotensin (ANG) II-dependent hypertension tubular prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) is increased. Renin synthesis and secretion in the collecting duct (CD) is upregulated by ANGII contributing to further intratubular ANGII formation. However, what happens first and whether the triggering mechanism is independent of tubular ANGII, remain unknown. PGE2 stimulates renin synthesis in juxtaglomerular (JG) cells via E-prostanoid (EP) receptors through cAMP/CREB pathway. EP receptors are also expressed in the CD...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701310/deletion-of-%C3%AE-1-integrin-in-collecting-duct-principal-cells-leads-to-tubular-injury-and-renal-medullary-fibrosis
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Fahmy A Mamuya, Dongping Xie, Lei Lei, Ming Huang, Kenji Tsuji, Diane E Capen, Baoxue Yang, Ralph Weissleder, Teodor G Păunescu, Hua Jenny Lu
The renal collecting duct (CD) contains two major cell types, intercalated (ICs) and principal cells (PCs). A previous report showed that deletion of β-1 integrin in the entire renal CD causes defective CD morphogenesis resulting in kidney dysfunction. However, subsequent deletion of β-1 integrin specifically in ICs, and PCs respectively did not cause any morphological defects in the CDs. The discrepancy between these studies prompts us to reinvestigate the role of β-1 integrin in CD cells, specifically in the PCs...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697989/sialoendoscopy-combined-with-an-internal-stent-and-postoperative-massage-as-a-comprehensive-treatment-of-delayed-i-131-induced-parotitis
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Q Meng, W Fang, X Long, M Deng, J Li, J Ke
A common complication of radioiodine (I(131)) treatment of thyroid cancer is parotitis. Here we describe our clinical experience in treating delayed I(131)-induced parotitis using sialoendoscopy together with an internal stent and postoperative massage. In this retrospective cohort study we reviewed 32 patients who were treated in that way under general anaesthesia between July 2010 and March 2015. Their age, sex, and the time to development of the parotitis were collected from the hospital's database. All patients were evaluated using a visual analogue scale (VAS), sialography, and computed tomography preoperatively...
July 8, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696542/-pro-renin-receptor-activation-increases-profibrotic-markers-and-fibroblast-like-phenotype-through-mapk-dependent-ros-formation-in-mouse-renal-collecting-duct-cells
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Alexis A Gonzalez, Leonardo Zamora, Cristian Reyes-Martinez, Nicolas Salinas-Parra, Nicole Roldan, Catherina A Cuevas, Stefanny Figueroa, Alex Gonzalez-Vergara, Minolfa C Prieto
Recent studies suggested that activation of the PRR upregulates profibrotic markers through reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation; however, the exact mechanisms have not been investigated in CD cells. We hypothesized that activation of the PRR increases the expression of profibrotic markers through MAPK-dependent ROS formation in CD cells. Mouse renal CD cell line (M-1) was treated with recombinant prorenin plus ROS or MAPK inhibitors and PRR-shRNA to evaluate their effect on the expression of profibrotic markers...
July 11, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695400/role-of-collecting-duct-renin-in-the-pathogenesis-of-hypertension
#17
REVIEW
Alexis A Gonzalez, Lucienne S Lara, Minolfa C Prieto
The presence of renin production by the principal cells of the collecting duct has opened new perspectives for the regulation of intrarenal angiotensin II (Ang II). Angiotensinogen (AGT) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) are present in the tubular fluid coming from the proximal tubule and collecting duct. All the components needed for Ang II formation are present along the nephron, and much is known about the mechanisms regulating renin in juxtaglomerular cells (JG); however, those in the collecting duct remain unclear...
August 2017: Current Hypertension Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694417/-a-case-report-metastatic-carcinoma-of-the-collecting-ducts-of-bellini-in-a-hemodialysis-patient-treated-with-temsirolimus
#18
Mizuho Akahane, Masakazu Nakashima, Hiromasa Sakamoto, Teruyoshi Aoyama, Jun Kawai
Carcinoma of the collecting ductsof Bellini isa rare histological subtype of renal cell carcinoma and mostly has unfavorable prognosis. Radical nephrectomy is generally chosen for the 1st line treatment but therapeutic approaches for the metastasis/recurrence have not been established. We report a case of carcinoma of collecting ducts of Bellini in a patient receiving hemodialysis treated with temsirolimus. A 62- year-old man receiving hemodialysis was admitted to our hospital with drug-resistant anemia and high-grade cyclic fever...
June 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692468/a-prospective-randomized-multicenter-trial-of-distal-pancreatectomy-with-and-without-routine-intraperitoneal-drainage
#19
George Van Buren, Mark Bloomston, Carl R Schmidt, Stephen W Behrman, Nicholas J Zyromski, Chad G Ball, Katherine A Morgan, Steven J Hughes, Paul J Karanicolas, John D Allendorf, Charles M Vollmer, Quan Ly, Kimberly M Brown, Vic Velanovich, Jordan M Winter, Amy L McElhany, Peter Muscarella, Christian Max Schmidt, Michael G House, Elijah Dixon, Mary E Dillhoff, Jose G Trevino, Julie Hallet, Natalie S G Coburn, Attila Nakeeb, Kevin E Behrns, Aaron R Sasson, Eugene P Ceppa, Sherif R Z Abdel-Misih, Taylor S Riall, Eric J Silberfein, Edwin C Ellison, David B Adams, Cary Hsu, Hop S Tran Cao, Somala Mohammed, Nicole Villafañe-Ferriol, Omar Barakat, Nader N Massarweh, Christy Chai, Jose E Mendez-Reyes, Andrew Fang, Eunji Jo, Qianxing Mo, William E Fisher
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that distal pancreatectomy (DP) without intraperitoneal drainage does not affect the frequency of grade 2 or higher grade complications. BACKGROUND: The use of routine intraperitoneal drains during DP is controversial. Prior to this study, no prospective trial focusing on DP without intraperitoneal drainage has been reported. METHODS: Patients undergoing DP for all causes at 14 high-volume pancreas centers were preoperatively randomized to placement of a drain or no drain...
July 7, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684159/profile-of-preoperative-fecal-organic-acids-closely-predicts-the-incidence-of-postoperative-infectious-complications-after-major-hepatectomy-with-extrahepatic-bile-duct-resection-importance-of-fecal-acetic-acid-plus-butyric-acid-minus-lactic-acid-gap
#20
Yukihiro Yokoyama, Takashi Mizuno, Gen Sugawara, Takashi Asahara, Koji Nomoto, Tsuyoshi Igami, Tomoki Ebata, Masato Nagino
BACKGROUND: To investigate the association between preoperative fecal organic acid concentrations and the incidence of postoperative infectious complications in patients undergoing major hepatectomy with extrahepatic bile duct resection for biliary malignancies. METHODS: The fecal samples of 44 patients were collected before undergoing hepatectomy with bile duct resection for biliary malignancies. The concentrations of fecal organic acids, including acetic acid, butyric acid, and lactic acid, and representative fecal bacteria were measured...
July 3, 2017: Surgery
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