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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932889/alveolar-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-sphenoid-sinus-mimicking-optic-neuritis-presenting-with-intermittent-visual-loss-in-an-adult
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Wendong Liu, Libin Jiang, Yulan Jin, Bentao Yang, Timothy Yy Lai
A 23-year-old male with intermittent visual loss in his left eye for 4 months was originally treated as optic neuritis elsewhere. Upon presentation to our hospital (Beijing Tongren Hospital), his left eye visual acuity was reduced to hand motion at face. The left eye ocular motility was limited in upgaze, downgaze, adduction, and abduction. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed lesions in the sphenoid and ethmoid sinuses, orbital apex and carvernous sinus invading adjacent extraocular muscles...
2016: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931834/treatments-for-colorectal-liver-metastases-a-new-focus-on-a-familiar-concept
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REVIEW
M G Zampino, E Magni, P S Ravenda, C A Cella, G Bonomo, P Della Vigna, S Galdy, F Spada, G M Varano, G Mauri, N Fazio, F Orsi
A major challenge for the management of advanced-colorectal-cancer is the multidisciplinary approach required for the treatment of liver metastases. Reducing the burden of liver metastases with liver-directed therapy has an important impact on both survival and health-related quality of life. This paper debates the rationale and current liver-directed approaches for colorectal liver metastases based on the evidence of literature and new clinical trials. Surgery is the gold standard, when feasible, and it's the main treatment goal for patients with potentially-resectable disease as a means of prolonging progression-free survival...
December 2016: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931534/advances-in-clinical-immunology-in-2015
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Javier Chinen, Luigi D Notarangelo, William T Shearer
Advances in clinical immunology in the past year included the report of practice parameters for the diagnosis and management of primary immunodeficiencies to guide the clinician in the approach to these relatively uncommon disorders. We have learned of new gene defects causing immunodeficiency and of new phenotypes expanding the spectrum of conditions caused by genetic mutations such as a specific regulator of telomere elongation (RTEL1) mutation causing isolated natural killer cell deficiency and mutations in ras-associated RAB (RAB27) resulting in immunodeficiency without albinism...
December 2016: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931134/constitutive-activation-of-alternative-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-pathway-in-canine-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-contributes-to-tumor-cell-survival-and-is-a-target-of-new-adjuvant-therapies
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Davis M Seelig, Daisuke Ito, Colleen L Forster, Una A Yoon, Matthew Breen, Linda J Burns, Veronika Bachanova, Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, Timothy D O'Brien, Stephen C Schmechel, Anthony E Rizzardi, Jaime F Modiano, Michael A Linden
Activation of the classical nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells (NFκB) pathway is a common molecular event observed in both human and canine diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Although the oncogenic potential of the alternative NFκB pathway (ANFκBP) has also been recently identified in DLBCL, its precise role in tumor pathogenesis and potential as a treatment target is understudied. We hypothesized that up-regulation of the ANFκBP plays an important role in the proliferation and survival of canine DLBCL cells, and we demonstrate that the ANFκBP is constitutively active in primary canine DLBCL samples and a cell line (CLBL1)...
December 8, 2016: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930986/plant-derived-flavone-apigenin-the-small-molecule-with-promising-activity-against-therapeutically-resistant-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Shabir Ahmad Ganai
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in men in the United States. Mounting evidences suggest that in the pathophysiology of prostate cancer epigenetic modifications play a considerable role. Histone deacetylases (HDACs) have strong crosstalk with prostate cancer progression as they regulate various genes meant for tumour suppression. HDACs are emerging as striking molecular targets for anticancer drugs and therapy as their aberrant expression has been implicated in several cancers...
December 5, 2016: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929603/evaluation-of-the-efficacy-of-curcumin-in-experimentally-induced-acute-sinusitis-in-rats
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Leman Birdane, Cemal Cingi, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Turhan San, Dilek Burukoglu
We investigated the possible beneficial effects of curcumin (CMN) in the treatment of sinusitis. An experimentally induced sinusitis model was created in rats, and the results were evaluated histologically. Thirty-two healthy, female Sprague Dawley rats weighing 270 to 310 g each, were randomly divided into four groups. Group 1 was the control group. In Groups 2 to 4, experimentally induced acute sinusitis was developed, and the rats in those groups were given saline, sulbactam-ampicillin, and CMN, respectively, for 10 days...
December 2016: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929541/non-amyloidogenic-effects-of-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-agonists-implications-for-brimonidine-mediated-neuroprotection
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Shereen Nizari, Li Guo, Benjamin M Davis, Eduardo M Normando, Joana Galvao, Lisa A Turner, Mukhtar Bizrah, Mohammad Dehabadi, Kailin Tian, M Francesca Cordeiro
The amyloid beta (Aβ) pathway is strongly implicated in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease and more recently, glaucoma. Here, we identify the α2 adrenergic receptor agonists (α2ARA) used to lower intraocular pressure can prevent retinal ganglion cell (RGC) death via the non-amyloidogenic Aβ-pathway. Neuroprotective effects were confirmed in vivo and in vitro in different glaucoma-related models using α2ARAs brimonidine (BMD), clonidine (Clo) and dexmedetomidine. α2ARA treatment significantly reduced RGC apoptosis in experimental-glaucoma models by 97...
December 8, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929475/anticancer-efficacy-of-photodynamic-therapy-with-lung-cancer-targeted-nanoparticles
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Ji-Eun Chang, Hyun-Jong Cho, Sanghoon Jheon
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a non-invasive and non-surgical method representing an attractive alternative choice for lung cancer treatment. Photosensitizers selectively accumulate in tumor tissue and lead to tumor cell death in the presence of oxygen and the proper wavelength of light. To increase the therapeutic effect of PDT, we developed both photosensitizer- and anticancer agent-loaded lung cancer-targeted nanoparticles. Both enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect-based passive targeting and hyaluronic-acid-CD44 interaction-based active targeting were applied...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929427/a-comparison-of-singlet-oxygen-explicit-dosimetry-soed-and-singlet-oxygen-luminescence-dosimetry-sold-for-photofrin-mediated-photodynamic-therapy
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Michele M Kim, Rozhin Penjweini, Nathan R Gemmell, Israel Veilleux, Aongus McCarthy, Gerald S Buller, Robert H Hadfield, Brian C Wilson, Timothy C Zhu
Accurate photodynamic therapy (PDT) dosimetry is critical for the use of PDT in the treatment of malignant and nonmalignant localized diseases. A singlet oxygen explicit dosimetry (SOED) model has been developed for in vivo purposes. It involves the measurement of the key components in PDT-light fluence (rate), photosensitizer concentration, and ground-state oxygen concentration ([³O₂])-to calculate the amount of reacted singlet oxygen ([¹O₂]rx), the main cytotoxic component in type II PDT. Experiments were performed in phantoms with the photosensitizer Photofrin and in solution using phosphorescence-based singlet oxygen luminescence dosimetry (SOLD) to validate the SOED model...
December 6, 2016: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928994/gas-phase-self-assembly-of-uniform-silica-nanostructures-decorated-and-doped-with-silver-nanoparticles
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Chao-Shun Lai, Yi-Chen Chen, Hsiao-Fang Wang, Hsin-Chia Ho, Rong-Ming Ho, De-Hao Tsai
We report a systematic study of the controlled gas-phase synthesis of silver-silica hybrid nanostructures (Ag-SiO2 NP) using the concept of evaporation-induced self-assembly. The approach includes the use of a direct gas-phase electrophoresis for size classification and in situ characterization of mobility size. Transmission electron microscopy and ultraviolet-visible light spectroscopy were employed complementarily to determine the morphology and surface plasmon resonance of Ag-SiO2 NP. Results show that two types of Ag-SiO2 NPs were successfully synthesized: (1) AgNPs decorated on a SiO2-NP (Ag-T-SiO2 NP), and (2) AgNPs doped in a cluster of SiO2-NPs (Ag-C-SiO2 NP)...
December 8, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928650/cytoglobin-a-potential-marker-for-adipogenic-differentiation-in-preadipocytes-in-vitro
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Ayşegül Doğan, Selami Demirci, Binnur Kıratlı, Fikrettin Şahin
Obesity, mainly characterized by the excess fat storage, is a global health problem resulting in serious morbidity and mortality. Identification of molecular mechanisms in adipogenic differentiation pathway might lead to development of new strategies for diagnosis, prevention and therapy of obesity and associated diseases. Discovery of new genes and proteins in the differentiation pathway could help to understand the key specific regulators of the adipogenesis. Cytoglobin (Cygb), identified as a new globin family member protein, is expressed in various tissues...
December 7, 2016: Cytotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928609/characterization-of-phthalocyanine-functionalized-quantum-dots-by-dynamic-light-scattering-laser-doppler-and-capillary-electrophoresis
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Gonzalo Ramírez-García, David O Oluwole, Siphesihle Robin Nxele, Fanny d'Orlyé, Tebello Nyokong, Fethi Bedioui, Anne Varenne
In this work, we characterized different phtalocyanine-capped core/shell/shell quantum dots (QDs) in terms of stability, ζ-potential, and size at various pH and ionic strengths, by means of capillary electrophoresis (CE), and compared these results to the ones obtained by laser Doppler electrophoresis (LDE) and dynamic light scattering (DLS). The effect of the phthalocyanine metallic center (Zn, Al, or In), the number (one or four), and nature of substituents (carboxyphenoxy- or sulfonated-) of functionalization on the phthalocyanine physicochemical properties were evaluated...
December 7, 2016: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927596/quantification-of-muscle-pathology-in-infantile-pompe-disease
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Anne Schänzer, Ann-Kathrin Kaiser, Christian Mühlfeld, Martin Kulessa, Werner Paulus, Harald von Plein, Marianne Rohrbach, Lara Viergutz, Eugen Mengel, Thorsten Marquardt, Bern Neubauer, Till Acker, Andreas Hahn
The effects of enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) in infantile Pompe disease are variable, necessitating the identification of biomarkers to assess the severity of disease and response to ERT. The aims of this study were to investigate whether quantification of muscle pathology in infantile Pompe disease prior to and during ERT is feasible at the light microscope, and to develop a score that summarizes the degree of muscle pathology in a comprehensive manner from PAS-stained resin sections alone. We, therefore, determined glycogen load, extent of muscle fibre disruption, and amount of autophagic vacuoles in resin-embedded muscle biopsy specimens from 11 infantile Pompe patients and 2 with early childhood phenotype by quantitative methods, correlated the findings with ultrastructural analyses, compared PAS-stained resin sections with conventional PAS-stained cryosections, and related the quantified degree of muscle damage from infantile patients to the effects of ERT...
November 3, 2016: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925481/mitochondrial-ros-uncoupled-from-atp-synthesis-determine-endothelial-activation-for-both-physiological-recruitment-of-patrolling-cells-and-pathological-recruitment-of-inflammatory-cells
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Xinyuan Li, Pu Fang, William Y Yang, Kylie Chan, Muriel Lavallee, Keman Xu, Tracy Gao, Hong Wang, Xiaofeng Yang
Mitochondrial reactive oxygen species (mtROS) are signaling molecules, which drive inflammatory cytokine production and T cell activation. In addition, cardiovascular diseases, cancers, and autoimmune diseases all share a common feature of increased mtROS level. Both mtROS and ATP are produced as a result of electron transport chain activity, but it remains enigmatic whether mtROS could be generated independently from ATP synthesis. A recent study shed light on this important question and found that, during endothelial cell (EC) activation, mtROS could be upregulated in a proton leak-coupled, but ATP synthesis-uncoupled manner...
November 5, 2016: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925201/vascular-inter-regulation-of-inflammation-molecular-and-cellular-targets-for-cns-therapy
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REVIEW
Marta Machado-Pereira, Tiago Santos, Liliana Bernardino, Raquel Ferreira
Angiogenesis and inflammation are clearly interconnected and interdependent processes that are dysregulated in a series of systemic and brain pathologies. Herein, key aspects regarding endothelial cell function and tissue remodelling that are particularly affected or aggravated by inflammation are presented. Most importantly, the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the vascular regulation of the inflammatory processes occurring in several brain disorders and how they impact on disease/injury progression are detailed, highlighting potential targets for therapy...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923841/biological-and-clinical-relevance-of-associated-genomic-alterations-in-myd88-l265p-and-non-l265p-mutated-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphoma-analysis-of-361-cases
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Sydney Dubois, Pierre-Julien Viailly, Elodie Bohers, Philippe Bertrand, Philippe Ruminy, Vinciane Marchand, Catherine Maingonnat, Sylvain Mareschal, Jean-Michel Picquenot, Dominique Penther, Jean-Philippe Jais, Bruno Tesson, Pauline Peyrouze, Martin Figeac, Fabienne Desmots, Thierry Fest, Corinne Haioun, Thierry Lamy, Christiane Copie-Bergman, Bettina Fabiani, Richard Delarue, Frederic Peyrade, Marc André, Nicolas Ketterer, Karen Leroy, Gilles Salles, Thierry J Molina, Herve Tilly, Fabrice Jardin
PURPOSE: MYD88 mutations, notably the recurrent gain-of-function L265P variant, are a distinguishing feature of Activated B-Cell like (ABC) Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL), leading to constitutive NFkB pathway activation. The aim of this study was to examine the distinct genomic profiles of MYD88 mutant DLBCL, notably according to the presence of the L265P or other non-L265P MYD88 variants. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: A cohort of 361 DLBCL cases (94 MYD88 mutant and 267 MYD88 wild-type) was submitted to next generation sequencing (NGS) focusing on 34 genes in order to analyze associated mutations and copy number variations, as well as gene expression profiling, and clinical and prognostic analyses...
December 6, 2016: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923827/preclinical-evidence-that-3-deoxy-3-18f-fluorothymidine-pet-can-visualize-recovery-of-hematopoiesis-after-gemcitabine-chemotherapy
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Sonja Schelhaas, Annelena Held, Nicole Bäumer, Thomas Viel, Sven Hermann, Carsten Müller-Tidow, Andreas H Jacobs
Molecular imaging with the PET tracer 3'-deoxy-3'-[(18)F]fluorothymidine ([(18)F]FLT) allows assessment of the proliferative state of organs in vivo Although used primarily in the oncology clinic, it can also shed light on the proliferation of other tissues, as demonstrated here for monitoring hematopoietic organs that recover after myelosuppressive chemotherapy. In the NMRI nude mouse model, we observed up to a 4.5-fold increase in [(18)F]FLT uptake in bone marrow and spleen on days 2, 3, and 5 after treatment with gemcitabine, a chemotherapeutic agent that is powerfully myelosuppressive in the model...
October 20, 2016: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922887/regional-cerebral-abnormalities-measured-by-frequency-domain-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-pediatric-patients-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
#18
Fenghua Tian, Christopher Jenks, Donald Potter, Darryl Miles, Lakshmi Raman
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a form of advanced cardio-respiratory support provided to critically ill patients with severe respiratory and/or cardiovascular failure. While children undergoing ECMO therapy have significant risk for neurological morbidity, currently there is a lack of reliable bedside tool to detect the neurologic events for patients on ECMO. This study assessed the feasibility of frequency-domain near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for detection of intracranial complications during ECMO therapy...
December 2, 2016: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922250/an-unusual-complication-of-endotracheal-intubation-ingestion-of-a-bulb-in-a-premature-neonate
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Özmert M A Özdemir, Ali Koçyiğit, Cem Çiçek, Uğur Koltuksuz, Hacer Ergin
Endotracheal intubation is a common daily procedure used for sustaining life in premature and term neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit. This procedure can be associated with some iatrogenic complications. One of these complications is ingesting a laryngoscope light bulb, and it is an extremely rare complication in neonates. The consequences of ingestion or aspiration may be serious and life-threatening. Herein, a male premature neonate, ingested a laryngoscope light bulb during endotracheal intubation because of surfactant replacement therapy, is reported...
2016: Turkish Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922198/dnmt1-modulation-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-and-hypothetic-influence-on-mitochondrial-dna-methylation-status-during-long-term-nucleo-t-side-analogues-therapy
#20
Giordano Madeddu, Silvia Ortu, Giovanni Garrucciu, Ivana Maida, Michela Melis, Alberto Augusto Muredda, Maria Stella Mura, Sergio Babudieri
Inhibition of viral replication is the most important goal in patients with Hepatitis B virus chronic infection (CHB). Currently, five oral nucleo(t)side analogues (NAs), including Lamivudine, Adefovir, Telbivudine, Entecavir and Tenofovir, have been approved for treatment. The widespread use of NAs has also been linked with a progressive growth of unlikely anomaly attributable to mitochondrial dysfunctions, not previously recognized. Here we explore the hypothesis that NAs may cause persistent epigenetic changes during prolonged NAs therapy in CHB patients...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Medical Virology
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