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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318634/dna-methyltransferase-1-may-be-a-therapy-target-for-attenuating-diabetic-nephropathy-and-podocyte-injury
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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
#2
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
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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
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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
#5
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
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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
#7
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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184363/a-comparison-of-self-inflicted-stab-wounds-versus-assault-induced-stab-wounds
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Sanghyun Ahn, Dong Jin Kim, Kwang Yeol Paik, Jae Hee Chung, Woo-Chan Park, Wook Kim, In Kyu Lee
BACKGROUND: Although self-inflicted and assault-induced knife injuries might have different mortality and morbidity rates, no studies have actually evaluated the importance of the cause of knife injuries in terms of patient outcomes and treatment strategies. OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to assess the difference between the outcomes of patients presenting with self-inflicted stab wounds (SISW) versus assault-induced stab wounds (AISW). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of the relevant electronic medical records was performed for the period between January 2000 and December 2012 for patients who were referred to the department of surgery for stab wounds by the trauma team...
November 2016: Trauma Monthly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162133/restricted-nutrition-induced-low-birth-weight-low-number-of-nephrons-and-glomerular-mesangium-injury-in-japanese-quail
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H Nishimura, E Yaoita, M Nameta, K Yamaguchi, M Sato, C Ihoriya, L Zhao, H Kawachi, T Sasaki, Y Ikezumi, Y Ouchi, N Kashihara, T Yamamoto
Insufficient nutrition during the perinatal period causes structural alterations in humans and experimental animals, leading to increased vulnerability to diseases in later life. Japanese quail, Coturnix japonica, in which partial (8-10%) egg white was withdrawn (EwW) from eggs before incubation had lower birth weights than controls (CTs). EwW birds also had reduced hatching rates, smaller glomeruli and lower embryo weight. In EwW embryos, the surface condensate area containing mesenchymal cells was larger, suggesting that delayed but active nephrogenesis takes place...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139108/-late-presentation-of-traumatic-diaphragmatic-hernia
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J R Leiva Flores, J I Ramírez Rivera, M E Ramírez Rivera
Four years old male, who was operated four months ago to present chest injuries caused by a firearm projectile, where injuries in the diaphragm were not observed. Now is admitted because of an intestinal obstruction. By medial laparotomy, a defect of 3 cm in diameter was exposed in the left diaphragm, containing a transverse colonic segment of 5 cm and omentum. The treatment performed is described.
April 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127711/how-to-manage-tension-gastrothorax-a-case-report-of-tension-gastrothorax-with-multiple-trauma-due-to-traumatic-diaphragmatic-rupture
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Naofumi Bunya, Keigo Sawamoto, Shuji Uemura, Takashi Toyohara, Yukino Mori, Ryoko Kyan, Kei Miyata, Hideto Irifune, Keisuke Harada, Eichi Narimatsu
BACKGROUND: Tension gastrothorax is a kind of obstructive shock with prolapse and distention of the stomach into the thoracic cavity. Progressive gastric distension leads to mediastinal shift, reduced venous return, decreased cardiac output, and ultimately cardiac arrest. Therefore, it is crucial to decompress the stomach distension for the initial resuscitation of tension gastrothorax. CASE PRESENTATION: A 75-year-old female was transported to our resuscitation bay due to motor vehicle crash...
December 2017: International Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126454/ultrasound-guided-retroclavicular-approach-infraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block-for-upper-extremity-emergency-procedures
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Josh Luftig, Daniel Mantuani, Andrew A Herring, Arun Nagdev
The America Society of Anesthesiology guidelines recommend multimodal analgesia that combines regional anesthetic techniques with pharmacotherapy to improve peri-procedural pain management and reduce opioid related complications. Commonly performed emergency procedures of the upper extremity such as fracture and dislocation reduction, wound debridement, and abscess incision and drainage are ideal candidates for ultrasound-guided (USG) regional anesthesia of the brachial plexus. However, adoption of regional anesthesia by emergency practitioners has been limited by concerns for potential complications and perceived technical difficulty...
January 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112381/notoginsenoside-r1-attenuates-glucose-induced-podocyte-injury-via-the-inhibition-of-apoptosis-and-the-activation-of-autophagy-through-the-pi3k-akt-mtor-signaling-pathway
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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...
March 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099382/failure-of-nonoperative-management-of-pediatric-blunt-liver-and-spleen-injuries-a-prospective-arizona-texas-oklahoma-memphis-arkansas-consortium-study
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Maria E Linnaus, Crystal S Langlais, Nilda M Garcia, Adam C Alder, James W Eubanks, R Todd Maxson, Robert W Letton, Todd A Ponsky, Shawn D St Peter, Charles Leys, Amina Bhatia, Daniel J Ostlie, David W Tuggle, Karla A Lawson, Alexander R Raines, David M Notrica
BACKGROUND: Nonoperative management (NOM) is standard of care for most pediatric blunt liver and spleen injuries (BLSI); only 5% of patients fail NOM in retrospective reports. No prospective studies examine failure of NOM of BLSI in children. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency and clinical characteristics of failure of NOM in pediatric BLSI patients. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted on patients 18 years or younger presenting to any of 10 Level I pediatric trauma centers April 2013 and January 2016 with BLSI on computed tomography...
April 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087340/electrophysiological-alterations-in-diaphragm-muscle-caused-by-abdominal-ischemia-reperfusion
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Seckin Tuncer, Nizamettin Dalkilic, Ilksen Burat
Ischemia-reperfusion injury is the major complication of abdominal aortic surgery, and it mainly affects the lower extremities and remote organs. In the present study, the electrophysiological alterations in diaphragm that underlie the post-operative respiratory dysfunction were investigated. Wistar Albino rats were randomly divided into two groups: SHAM (only laparotomy was performed) and IR (abdominal aorta was clamped for 30min and reperfused for 2h). Following the operational period diaphragm muscles were isolated and electrophysiological experiments were carried out in-vitro...
January 10, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066670/image-guided-thoracoscopic-surgery-with-dye-localization-in-a-hybrid-operating-room
#18
Shun-Mao Yang, Wei-Chun Ko, Mong-Wei Lin, Hsao-Hsun Hsu, Chih-Yang Chan, I-Hui Wu, Yeun-Chung Chang, Jin-Shing Chen
BACKGROUND: The rate of detection of small pulmonary nodules (SPNs) has increased. Thoracoscopic resection following image-guided localization had been a reliable alternative in their treatment. We present our experience with image-guided dye localization using robotic C-arm computed tomography (CT) followed by immediate video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) for SPNs in a hybrid operating room (OR). METHODS: From July 2015 to July 2016, 25 consecutive patients with SPNs smaller than 2 cm underwent robotic C-arm CT-guided blue dye tattooing followed by immediate VATS in a hybrid OR...
October 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035466/a-rare-postoperative-complication-of-anterior-lower-thoracic-instrumentation-diaphragmatic-laceration-with-hemothorax
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Yat Wa Wong, Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Keith Dip Kei Luk, Kenneth Man Chee Cheung
PURPOSE: To highlight the importance of preventing visceral injury due to prominent anterior implants at the spinal column. METHODS: A 52-year-old man with cord compression was treated with a T9/10 discectomy and instrumented fusion via a right thoracotomy and trans-pleural approach. Postoperatively, he had improved lower limb numbness. However, after a bout of coughing, there was sudden increase in chest drain output, hemodynamic instability and massive fluid collection in the right chest cavity...
December 29, 2016: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013057/neural-control-of-ventilation-prevents-both-over-distension-and-de-recruitment-of-experimentally-injured-lungs
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Lukas Brander, Onnen Moerer, Göran Hedenstierna, Jennifer Beck, Jukka Takala, Arthur S Slutsky, Christer Sinderby
BACKGROUND: Endogenous pulmonary reflexes may protect the lungs during mechanical ventilation. We aimed to assess integration of continuous neurally adjusted ventilatory assist (cNAVA), delivering assist in proportion to diaphragm's electrical activity during inspiration and expiration, and Hering-Breuer inflation and deflation reflexes on lung recruitment, distension, and aeration before and after acute lung injury (ALI). METHODS: In 7 anesthetised rabbits with bilateral pneumothoraces, we identified adequate cNAVA level (cNAVAAL) at the plateau in peak ventilator pressure during titration procedures before (healthy lungs with endotracheal tube, [HLETT]) and after ALI (endotracheal tube [ALIETT] and during non-invasive ventilation [ALINIV])...
March 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
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