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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433644/supraspinal-respiratory-plasticity-following-acute-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
#1
Tatiana Bezdudnaya, Vitaliy Marchenko, Lyandysha V Zholudeva, Victoria M Spruance, Michael A Lane
Impaired breathing is a devastating result of high cervical spinal cord injuries (SCI) due to partial or full denervation of phrenic motoneurons, which innervate the diaphragm - a primary muscle of respiration. Consequently, people with cervical level injuries often become dependent on assisted ventilation and are susceptible to secondary complications. However, there is mounting evidence for limited spontaneous recovery of respiratory function following injury, demonstrating the neuroplastic potential of respiratory networks...
April 19, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431690/elevated-hemi-diaphragms-as-a-cause-of-st-segment-elevation-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#2
Manmohan Singh, Aditya Sood, Mobeen Ur Rehman, Mahmoud Othman, Luis Afonso
While ST-segment elevation (STE) on ECG is widely recognized as representing myocardial infarction or injury such as coronary occlusion or pericarditis, STE may occasionally ensue from non-cardiac etiologies. Indeed, gastrointestinal disorders causing STE are not well documented in the literature. We present a case wherein extreme abdominal distension and hemi-diaphragm elevation resulted in extrinsic cardiac and epicardial coronary compression manifesting as STE. Subsequent relief of the abdominal distension resulted in resolution of STE representing a noncoronary cause of STE...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Electrocardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428331/a-personalized-model-of-coq2-nephropathy-rescued-by-the-wild-type-coq2-allele-or-dietary-coenzyme-q10-supplementation
#3
Jun-Yi Zhu, Yulong Fu, Adam Richman, Zhanzheng Zhao, Patricio E Ray, Zhe Han
Clinical studies have identified patients with nephrotic syndrome caused by mutations in genes involved in the biosynthesis of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), a lipid component of the mitochondrial electron transport chain and an important antioxidant. However, the cellular mechanisms through which these mutations induce podocyte injury remain obscure. Here, we exploited the striking similarities between Drosophila nephrocytes and human podocytes to develop a Drosophila model of these renal diseases, and performed a systematic in vivo analysis assessing the role of CoQ10 pathway genes in renal function...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423132/repair-of-penetrating-pericardial-and-diaphragmatic-injury-with-cormatrix%C3%A2-patch-in-a-case-of-suicide-attempt
#4
Federica Jiritano, Carlo Garrasi, Lucia Cristodoro, Egidio Bevacqua, Pasquale Mastroroberto
The authors report the case of a suicide attempt. A 59-year-old man with self-inflicted penetrating chest trauma underwent emergency cardiothoracic surgery. Pre-operative computed tomography scan showed critical proximity between the blade and the right ventricle. Intraoperative findings showed a pericardial laceration and a huge diaphragmatic lesion with heart and abdominal organs integrity. The diaphragm muscle was repaired with a CorMatrix® patch, an acceptable alternative to the traditional synthetic mesh avoiding infection and repeated herniation...
January 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413621/recent-advances-in-pediatric-ventilatory-assistance
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REVIEW
Nicolas Nardi, Guillaume Mortamet, Laurence Ducharme-Crevier, Guillaume Emeriaud, Philippe Jouvet
In this review on respiratory assistance, we aim to discuss the following recent advances: the optimization and customization of mechanical ventilation, the use of high-frequency oscillatory ventilation, and the role of noninvasive ventilation. The prevention of ventilator-induced lung injury and diaphragmatic dysfunction is now a key aspect in the management of mechanical ventilation, since these complications may lead to higher mortality and prolonged length of stay in intensive care units. Different physiological measurements, such as esophageal pressure, electrical activity of the diaphragm, and volumetric capnography, may be useful objective tools to help guide ventilator assistance...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405141/effect-of-a-poloxamer-407-based-thermosensitive-gel-on-minimization-of-thermal-injury-to-diaphragm-during-microwave-ablation-of-the-liver
#6
Li-Li Zhang, Gui-Min Xia, Yu-Jiang Liu, Rui Dou, John Eisenbrey, Ji-Bin Liu, Xiao-Wei Wang, Lin-Xue Qian
AIM: To assess the insulating effect of a poloxamer 407 (P407)-based gel during microwave ablation of liver adjacent to the diaphragm. METHODS: We prepared serial dilutions of P407, and 22.5% (w/w) concentration was identified as suitable for ablation procedures. Subsequently, microwave ablations were performed on the livers of 24 rabbits (gel, saline, control groups, n = 8 in each). The P407 solution and 0.9% normal saline were injected into the potential space between the diaphragm and liver in experimental groups...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389290/symptomatic-intragraft-thrombus-following-endovascular-repair-of-blunt-thoracic-aortic-injury
#7
Sherwin Abdoli, Sung Wan Ham, Alison G Wilcox, Fernando Fleischman, Lydia Lam
INTRODUCTION: Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) can be complicated by graft collapse, endoleaks, and stent migration. The incidence of these complications and other outcomes is poorly understood in young trauma victims who receive endovascular aortic repair of blunt thoracic aortic injury. REPORT: A 29 year-old pedestrian was struck by a vehicle resulting in polytrauma including blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI) with transection distal to the left subclavian artery origin...
April 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389264/the-bulbospinal-network-controlling-the-phrenic-motor-system-laterality-and-course-of-descending-projections
#8
REVIEW
Michael George Zaki Ghali
The respiratory rhythm is generated by the parafacial respiratory group, Bötzinger complex, and pre-Bötzinger complex and relayed to pre-motor neurons, which in turn project to and control respiratory motor outputs in the brainstem and spinal cord. The phrenic nucleus is one such target, containing phrenic motoneurons (PhMNs), which supply the diaphragm, the primary inspiratory muscle in mammals. While some investigators have demonstrated both ipsi- and contralateral bulbophrenic projections, there exists controversy regarding the relative physiological contribution of each to phasic and tonic drive to PhMNs and at which levels decussations occur...
April 4, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351995/sirt6-deficiency-results-in-progression-of-glomerular-injury-in-the-kidney
#9
Wen Huang, Hua Liu, Shuang Zhu, Michael Woodson, Rong Liu, Ronald G Tilton, Jordan D Miller, Wenbo Zhang
Aging is associated with an increased incidence and prevalence of renal glomerular diseases. Sirtuin (Sirt) 6, a nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD)-dependent histone deacetylase, has been shown to protect against multiple age-associated phenotypes; however it is unknown whether Sirt6 has a direct pathophysiologic role in the kidney. In the present study, we demonstrate that Sirt6 is expressed in the kidney and aging Sirt6-deficient mice exhibit renal hypertrophy with glomerular enlargement. Sirt6 deletion induces podocyte injury, including decreases in slit diaphragm proteins, foot process effacement, and cellular loss, resulting in proteinuria...
March 28, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350056/notoginsenoside-r1-attenuates-glucose-induced-podocyte-injury-via-the-inhibition-of-apoptosis-and-the-activation-of-autophagy-through-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
#10
Guodong Huang, Bingyu Zou, Jianzhen Lv, Tongyu Li, Guoli Huai, Shaowei Xiang, Shilong Lu, Huan Luo, Yaping Zhang, Yi Jin, Yi Wang
Injury to terminally differentiated podocytes contributes ignificantly to proteinuria and glomerulosclerosis. The aim of this study was to examine the protective effects of notoginsenoside R1 (NR1) on the maintenance of podocyte number and foot process architecture via the inhibition of apoptosis, the induction of autophagy and the maintenance pf podocyte biology in target cells. The effects of NR1 on conditionally immortalized human podocytes under high glucose conditions were evaluated by determining the percentage apoptosis, the percentage autophagy and the expression levels of slit diaphragm proteins...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337250/podocyte-injury-and-albuminuria-in-experimental-hyperuricemic-model-rats
#11
Shinichiro Asakawa, Shigeru Shibata, Chikayuki Morimoto, Takeshi Shiraishi, Takashi Nakamura, Yoshifuru Tamura, Takanori Kumagai, Makoto Hosoyamada, Shunya Uchida
Although hyperuricemia is shown to accelerate chronic kidney disease, the mechanisms remain unclear. Accumulating studies also indicate that uric acid has both pro- and antioxidant properties. We postulated that hyperuricemia impairs the function of glomerular podocytes, resulting in albuminuria. Hyperuricemic model was induced by oral administration of 2% oxonic acid, a uricase inhibitor. Oxonic acid caused a twofold increase in serum uric acid levels at 8 weeks when compared to control animals. Hyperuricemia in this model was associated with the increase in blood pressure and the wall-thickening of afferent arterioles as well as arcuate arteries...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318634/dna-methyltransferase-1-may-be-a-therapy-target-for-attenuating-diabetic-nephropathy-and-podocyte-injury
#12
Li Zhang, Qianmei Zhang, Shuangxin Liu, Yuanhan Chen, Ruizhao Li, Ting Lin, Chunping Yu, Hong Zhang, Zhongshun Huang, Xinchen Zhao, Xiaofan Tan, Zhuo Li, Zhiming Ye, Jianchao Ma, Bin Zhang, Wenjian Wang, Wei Shi, Xinling Liang
The contribution of DNA methylation to diabetic nephropathy, especially the effect on podocyte integrity, is not clarified. Here we found that albuminuria in a db/db mouse model was markedly attenuated after treatment with a DNA methylation inhibitor. This was accompanied by alleviation of glomerular hypertrophy, mesangial matrix expansion, and podocyte injury. The expression of DNA methyltransferase 1 (Dnmt1), nuclear factor Sp1, and nuclear factor kappa B (NFκB)-p65 markedly increased in podocytes in vivo and in vitro under the diabetic state...
March 15, 2017: Kidney International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290154/the-role-of-calpains-in-ventilator-induced-diaphragm-atrophy
#13
Xiaoping Zhu, Hieronymus W H van Hees, Leo Heunks, Feifei Wang, Lei Shao, Jiaru Huang, Lei Shi, Shaolin Ma
BACKGROUND: Controlled mechanical ventilation (CMV) is associated with diaphragm dysfunction. Dysfunction results from muscle atrophy and injury of diaphragm muscle fibers. Enhanced proteolysis and reduced protein synthesis play an important role in the development of atrophy. The current study is to evaluate the effects of the calpains inhibitor calpeptin on the development of diaphragm atrophy and activation of key enzymes of the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway in rats under CMV. METHODS: Three groups of rats were studied: control animals (CON, n = 8), rats subjected to 24 h of MV (CMV, n = 8), and rats subjected to 24 h of MV after administration of the calpain inhibitor calpeptin (CMVC, n = 8)...
December 2017: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272092/chest-pain-from-hypermobility-responding-to-physical-therapy-in-an-adolescent
#14
Megan N Nash, Chloe A Liu, Brienna Maestas, Kristine U Layugan, Catherine C Culver, Jennifer King, David Kurahara
Hypermobility syndrome usually causes pain in limbs from extension type injuries. The authors report on a 16-yr-old female adolescent with incapacitating chest pain secondary to extreme hypermobility of the chest. This pain led the patient to see multiple specialists without improvement or diagnosis. Physical examination results revealed a very hypermobile patient who was able to internally rotate her shoulders inward until her elbows touched. This unusual hyperextension maneuver was achieved by holding the shoulders in anteversion with her hands on her hips (see figures in the article)...
March 6, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271330/protective-and-heat-retention-effects-of-thermo-sensitive-basement-membrane-extract-matrigel-in-hepatic-radiofrequency-ablation-in-an-experimental-animal-study
#15
Jing-Jing Fu, Song Wang, Wei Yang, Wei Gong, An-Na Jiang, Kun Yan, Min-Hua Chen
PURPOSE: To evaluate the protective effect of using thermo-sensitive basement membrane extract (Matrigel) for hydrodissection to minimize thermal injury to nearby structures and to evaluate its heat sink effect on the ablation zone in radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of the liver. MATERIALS AND METHODS: First, the viscosity profile and heat sink effect of Matrigel were assessed during RFA in vitro and ex vivo. Fresh pig liver tissue was used, and the temperature changes in Matrigel and in 5% dextrose in water (D5W) during RFA were recorded...
March 7, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268121/spontaneous-hemothorax-a-rare-face-of-vertebral-osteochondroma
#16
Sarah Sainte, Herbert Decaluwé, Peter Vanbrabant
BACKGROUND: Osteochondroma is the most common benign tumor of the bone. It is usually asymptomatic, but complications may result from mechanical injury to adjacent anatomic structures, such as the diaphragm and lung, when located intrathoracically. CASE REPORT: We report the unusual occurrence of a large hemothorax and lacerated right diaphragm in a 41-year-old woman caused by vertebral osteochondroma affecting the eleventh thoracic vertebra. Thoracoscopic exploration with resection of the osteochondroma and repair of the diaphragm was performed...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236589/radiofrequency-ablation-of-pulmonary-tumors-near-the-diaphragm
#17
T Iguchi, T Hiraki, H Gobara, H Fujiwara, J Sakurai, Y Matsui, T Mitsuhashi, S Toyooka, S Kanazawa
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of lung tumors located near the diaphragm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 26 patients (15 men, 11 women; mean age, 61.5 years±13.0 [SD]) with a total of 29 lung tumors near the diaphragm (i.e., distance<10mm) were included. Mean tumor diameter was 11.0mm±5.3 (SD) (range, 2-23mm). Efficacy of RFA, number of adverse events and number of adverse events with a grade≥3, based on the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, version 4...
February 21, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224077/electrical-impedance-tomography-and-trans-pulmonary-pressure-measurements-in-a-patient-with-extreme-respiratory-drive
#18
Atsuko Shono, Peter Somhorst, Diederik Gommers
Preserving spontaneous breathing during mechanical ventilation prevents muscle atrophy of the diaphragm, but may lead to ventilator induced lung injury (VILI). We present a case in which monitoring of trans-pulmonary pressure and ventilation distribution using Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) provided essential information for preventing VILI.
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223038/nanoconjugate-bound-adenosine-a1-receptor-antagonist-enhances-recovery-of-breathing-following-acute-cervical-spinal-cord-injury
#19
Zeljka Minic, Sharowyn Wilson, Fangchao Liu, Abdulghani Sankari, Guangzhao Mao, Harry Goshgarian
Respiratory complications in patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) are common and can have a negative impact on the quality of patients' lives. Previously, we found that intradiaphragmatic administration of the nanoconjugate-bound A1 adenosine receptor antagonist, 1,3-dipropyl-8-cyclopentylxanthine (DPCPX) induced recovery of diaphragm function following SCI in rats. When administered immediately following the injury, recovery was observed as early as 3days following SCI and it persisted until the end of the study, 28days after the drug delivery...
February 20, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215550/evaluation-of-unenhanced-post-mortem-computed-tomography-to-detect-chest-injuries-in-violent-death
#20
I Sifaoui, C Nedelcu, G Beltran, V Dupont, J Lebigot, A Gaudin, C Ridereau Zins, C Rouge Maillard, C Aubé
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess the performances of unenhanced post-mortem computed tomography (CT) to detect thoracic injuries in violent death. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospectively, we conducted a review of unenhanced CT scans of 67 victims of violent deaths with thoracic injuries and compared CT findings with the results of clinical autopsy. Our gold standard was a comparison of CT scans with autopsy discussed in a monthly forensic radiology multidisciplinary team meeting (MDTM)...
February 16, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
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