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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667905/essential-role-of-mohawk-for-tenogenic-tissue-homeostasis-including-spinal-disc-and-periodontal-ligament
#1
Ryo Nakamichi, Kensuke Kataoka, Hiroshi Asahara
Tendons and ligaments play essential roles in connecting muscle and bone and stabilizing the connections between bones. The damage to tendons and ligaments caused by aging, injury, and arthritis induces the dysfunction of the musculoskeletal system and reduces the quality of life. Current therapy for damaged tendons and ligaments depends on self-repair; however, it is difficult to reconstruct normal tissue. Regeneration therapy for tendons and ligaments has not been achieved, partly because the mechanism, cell biology, and pathophysiology of tendon and ligament development remain unclear...
April 18, 2018: Modern Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666920/-unusual-coloboma-of-the-optic-disc
#2
J Lenk, L E Pillunat, E Matthé
A twelve-year old girl presented herself for a routine ophthalmologic examination in our clinic. Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was 1.0 on both eyes. On funduscopic examination we saw a yellow round structure inferior to the optic nerve head. In optical coherence tomography (OCT) examination the structure showed cupping and opening of the Bruch membrane and retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). Visual field testing revealed an absolute scotoma right in the area were the abnormal coloboma was localized. We diagnosed a pseudo-doubling of the optic disk, which is a rare condition with just a few reports about it in the literature...
April 17, 2018: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666737/a-rare-case-of-progressive-palsy-of-the-lower-leg-during-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-discectomy-via-a-transforaminal-approach
#3
Hiroaki Manabe, Kosaku Higashino, Kosuke Sugiura
Percutaneous endoscopic discectomy (PED) for lumbar disc herniation is gaining popularity with the transforaminal (TF) approach preferred because it allows surgery under local anesthesia and preserves the spinal muscles. Although this procedure has some characteristic complications, it is rare for PED to be converted to conventional open surgery due to worsening of symptoms intraoperatively. Here, we report PED via the TF approach that required conversion to open surgery. A 20-year-old man with a large disc herniation at L3/4 developed severe progressive leg pain and muscle weakness of the left leg intraoperatively...
2018: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666666/early-factors-associated-with-the-development-of-chronic-pain-in-trauma-patients
#4
Raoul Daoust, Jean Paquet, Lynne Moore, Marcel Émond, Sophie Gosselin, Gilles Lavigne, Manon Choinière, Aline Boulanger, Jean-Marc Mac-Thiong, Jean-Marc Chauny
Objective: To identify factors, available at the time of trauma admission, associated with the development of chronic pain to allow testing of preventive approaches. Methods: In a retrospective observational cohort study, we included all patients ≥ 18 years old admitted for injury in 57 adult trauma centers in the province of Quebec (Canada) between 2004 and 2014. Chronic pain was defined as follows: treated in a chronic pain clinic, diagnosed with chronic pain, or received at least 2 prescriptions of chronic pain medications 3 to 12 months postinjury...
2018: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666121/clinical-features-and-visual-outcomes-of-111-patients-with-new-onset-acute-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease-treated-with-pulse-intravenous-corticosteroids
#5
Makiko Nakayama, Hiroshi Keino, Takayo Watanabe, Annabelle A Okada
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical features, treatment and visual outcomes of Japanese patients with new-onset acute Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) disease. METHODS: Clinical records of 111 patients who presented between 1999 and 2015 to the Ocular Inflammation Service of the Kyorin Eye Center, Tokyo, were reviewed. RESULTS: Of the 111 patients (68 women, 43 men), 16 had complete, 90 had incomplete and 5 had probable VKH disease. The median follow-up period was 36 months (4-175 months)...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665815/a-comparison-of-zero-profile-anchored-spacer-roi-c-and-plate-fixation-in-2-level-noncontiguous-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-retrospective-study
#6
Zongyu Zhang, Yawei Li, Weimin Jiang
BACKGROUND: Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is the classic surgical treatment for symptomatic cervical degenerative disc disease (CDDD). However, there is controversy over the best surgical management in patients with two noncontiguous symptomatic levels of CDDD. METHODS: From April 2011 to May 2014, 44 patients with two noncontiguous symptomatic levels of CDDD underwent skip-level ACDFs. In Group NoPlate, 23 cases underwent 2 noncontiguous levels of ACDF using zero-profile anchored spacer; and in Group Plate, 21 cases underwent 2 noncontiguous levels of ACDF using cages and plates...
April 17, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665638/assessing-applicability-of-the-paper-disc-method-used-in-combination-with-flow-cytometry-to-evaluate-algal-toxicity
#7
Sun-Hwa Nam, Jin Il Kwak, Youn-Joo An
Soil algal bioassays have been limited by their inability to evaluate several toxic endpoints because it is difficult to collect pure soil algae growing on and beneath the soil surface. This study describes the extension of a previously developed paper-disc method for analyzing soil toxicity to algae. The method can be used in conjunction with flow cytometric analysis and facilitates the assessment of previously proposed toxicity endpoints, such as the growth zone, biomass, and photosynthetic activity. We assessed the applicability of this paper-disc soil method using the green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Pseudokirchneriella subcapitata exposed to nickel-contaminated soil; examined cell sizes, cell granularity, enzyme activity, and oxidative stress as new toxicity endpoints using flow cytometry; and identified morphological changes in green algae assayed...
March 2018: Environmental Pollution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665436/antimicrobial-resistance-and-molecular-characterization-of-pantoea-agglomerans-isolated-from-rainbow-trout-oncorhynchus-mykiss-fry
#8
Izzet Burcin Saticioglu, Muhammed Duman, Soner Altun
Aquaculture has become an important candidate as an animal protein source through its growth over the last decade. Based upon a report from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, it is the fastest growing sector of the food industry, yet the pathogenicity of many biological agents involved in aquaculture is still unknown. In this study, we isolated Pantoe agglomerans from diseased rainbow trout on several occasions and also attempted to determine their phenotypic and genotypic characteristics, including antimicrobial resistance, of four bacterial isolates...
April 14, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665275/effect-of-edta-and-hyaluronic-acid-on-the-viability-and-cytokine-expression-of-periodontal-ligament-fibroblasts
#9
Monique Costa Moreira França, Tânia Mara Da Silva, Gleyce Oliveira Silva, Márcia Carneiro Valera, Carlos Henrique Ribeiro Camargo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Dental root cell proliferation following tooth avulsion has not been well researched. Understanding the effects of dry time and dentin treatment influences on cell proliferation is essential to provide evidence-based guidelines for tooth replantation. The study evaluated the viability of periodontal ligament fibroblasts (PLF) in contact with roots, submitted to surface treatments with EDTA and hyaluronic acid (HA) at different times, including to quantify inflammatory cytokines IL-6, IL-8, IL-1β and TNF-α expressed by PLF...
April 17, 2018: Dental Traumatology: Official Publication of International Association for Dental Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664923/effect-of-cartilaginous-endplates-on-extruded-disc-resorption-in-lumbar-disc-herniation
#10
Kenichi Kawaguchi, Katsumi Harimaya, Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Mitsumasa Hayashida, Seiji Okada, Keiichiro Iida, Go Kato, Kuniyoshi Tsuchiya, Toshio Doi, Yoshinao Oda, Yukihide Iwamoto, Yasuharu Nakashima
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the clinicopathologic features of lumbar disc herniation (LDH) with endplate degeneration and the association between cartilaginous fragments and inflammatory response to the herniated disc. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: LDH often involves hyaline cartilage fragments pulled from the vertebral endplates. Modic changes are closely associated with LDH that contains hyaline cartilage, and cartilaginous endplates seem to affect resorption of the herniated disc...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664197/impact-of-systemic-antimicrobial-therapy-on-mucosal-staphylococci-in-a-population-of-dogs-in-northwest-england
#11
Vanessa M Schmidt, Gina Pinchbeck, Tim Nuttall, Steve Shaw, K Marie McIntyre, Neil McEwan, Susan Dawson, Nicola J Williams
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial-resistant bacteria are increasingly isolated from veterinary patients. OBJECTIVES: To determine risk factors for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) among canine mucosal staphylococci following routine antimicrobial treatment with cefalexin (CFX), clavulanate-amoxicillin (AC), cefovecin (CVN), clindamycin (CD) or a fluoroquinolone (FQ). ANIMALS: Mucosal swab samples (n = 463) were collected from 127 dogs pre-treatment, immediately, and at one- and three-months post-treatment...
April 17, 2018: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664171/capsaicin-reduces-plga-induced-fibrosis-by-promoting-m2-macrophages-and-suppressing-overall-inflammatory-response
#12
T Truong, K S Jones
Capsaicin reduced poly(lactic-co-glycolic) acid (PLGA)-induced fibrosis by promoting IL-10 secretion and suppressing alpha-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) expression. The lifetime and efficacy of tissue engineering scaffolds are determined by the foreign body response. In this study, we investigated the in vitro and in vivo effects of capsaicin to reduce biomaterial-induced fibrosis. RAW 264.7 cells cultured on PLGA films with capsaicin responded with significant (p<0.05) upregulation in M2 markers arginase-1 and IL-10 and downregulation of M1 markers iNOS and IL-12, demonstrating the potential of capsaicin to reduce PLGA-induced inflammation...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663992/-systemic-review-the-accuracy-of-lactic-dehydrogenase-in-the-diagnosis-of-pneumocystis-pneumonia
#13
Chuntao Deng, Yimin Li, Yi Li
OBJECTIVE: To study the accuracy of lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) in the diagnosis of pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP). METHODS: The data of this systemic review was retrieved from the PubMed, China Biology Medicine disc, Wanfang, Weipu and China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) databases from establishment till to October 31st, 2017. Case-control studies about the diagnosis of PCP were enrolled. Enrolled studies were required that patients in case group ware PCP and patients in control group were lung diseases other than PCP...
April 2018: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663508/expression-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-protein-in-rabbit-condyle-cartilage-following-anterior-disc-displacement
#14
Ting Xu, Zhiyuan Gu, Huiling Wu, Hua Yao, Guohua Wang
OBJECTIVE: Anterior disc displacement (ADD) is a most common subtype of temporomandibular disorders (TMD), which is promoted by chondrocytes apoptosis. However, the signaling pathways that trigger apoptosis are still unknown. The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress related proteins in the condylar cartilage of rabbits following ADD. METHODS: Sixty healthy adult rabbits were randomly assigned to the experimental and sham-operated control groups (n=12)...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663489/high-glucose-induced-excessive-reactive-oxygen-species-promote-apoptosis-through-mitochondrial-damage-in-rat-cartilage-endplate-cells
#15
Zengxin Jiang, Wei Lu, Qingmin Zeng, Defang Li, Lei Ding, Jingping Wu
PURPOSE: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is an important factor in intervertebral disc degeneration (IDD). Apoptosis of cartilage endplate (CEP) cells is one of the initiators of IDD. However, the effects of high glucose on CEP cells are still unknown. Therefore, we conducted the present study to evaluate the effects of high glucose on CEP cells and to identify the mechanisms of those effects. METHODS: Rat CEP cells were isolated and cultured in 10% foetal bovine serum (FBS, normal control) or high-glucose medium (10% FBS + 0...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663486/calmodulin-antagonist-enhances-dr5-mediated-apoptotic-signaling-in-tra-8-resistant-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
#16
Romone M Fancy, Harrison Kim, Tiara Napier, Donald J Buchsbaum, Kurt R Zinn, Yuhua Song
Patients with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) have no successful "targeted" treatment modality, which represents a priority for novel therapy strategies. Upregulated death receptor 5 (DR5) expression levels in breast cancer cells compared to normal cells enable TRA-8, a DR5 specific agonistic antibody, to specifically target malignant cells for apoptosis without inducing normal hepatocyte apoptosis. Drug resistance is a common obstacle in TRAIL-based therapy for TNBC. Calmodulin (CaM) is overexpressed in breast cancer...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663306/tactile-stimulation-disambiguates-the-perception-of-visual-motion-paths
#17
Hauke S Meyerhoff, Simon Merz, Christian Frings
Although visual perception traditionally has been considered to be impenetrable by non-visual information, there are a rising number of reports discussing cross-modal influences on visual perception. In two experiments, we investigated how coinciding vibrotactile stimulation affects the perception of two discs that move toward each other, superimpose in the center of the screen, and then move apart. Whereas two discs streaming past each other was the dominant impression when the visual event was presented in isolation, a brief coinciding vibrotactile stimulation at the moment of overlap biased the visual impression toward two discs bouncing off each other (Experiment 1)...
April 16, 2018: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662842/antioxidative-and-cholesterol-lowering-effects-of-lemon-essential-oil-in-hypercholesterolemia-induced-rabbits
#18
Hyunjoo Lee, Minji Woo, Mijeong Kim, Jeong Sook Noh, Yeong Ok Song
The cholesterol-lowering and anti-atherogenic effects of lemon essential oil (LEO) were investigated and compared with the effects of limonene. Owing to their volatility, both LEO and limonene were microencapsulated before preparation of the diet (20%, w/w). Hypercholesterolemia-induced rabbits were divided into 3 groups based on plasma total cholesterol (TC) levels and fed coating matrix (control group), LEO (LEO group), or limonene (Limonene group) for 8 weeks. LEO dose-dependently inhibited low-density lipoprotein oxidation in vitro ...
March 2018: Preventive Nutrition and Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662769/human-and-bovine-spinal-disc-mechanics-subsequent-to-trypsin-injection
#19
Jeremy Alsup, Timothy Bishop, Dennis Eggett, Anton E Bowden
Objective: To investigate the biomechanical effects of injections of a protease on the characteristics of bovine coccygeal and human lumbar disc motion segments. Methods: Mechanics of treated tissues were measured immediately after injection and 3 h after injection. Motion segments underwent axial rotation and flexion-extension loading. Results: Stiffness and neutral zone parameters experienced significant changes over time, with bovine tissues more strongly affected than human cadaver tissues...
October 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662757/bedside-to-bench-and-back-to-bedside-translational-implications-of-targeted-intervertebral-disc-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Gary Joel Rosenberg, Albert J M Yee, W Mark Erwin
Spinal pain and associated disability is a leading cause of morbidity worldwide that has a strong association with degenerative disc disease (DDD). DDD can begin in early-late adolescence and has a variable course. Biologically based therapies to treat DDD face significant challenges posed by the unique milieu of the environment within the intervertebral discs. Many potential promising therapies are still in the early stages of development with a hostile microenvironment within the disc presenting unique challenges...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Translation
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