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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149910/sodium-chloride-pica-causing-recurrent-nephrolithiasis-in-a-patient-with-iron-deficiency-anemia-a-case-report
#1
Brittany Rogers, Joshua Kramer, Stephanie Smith, Vincent Bird, Eric I Rosenberg
BACKGROUND: Iron deficiency anemia is a common finding in women of child-bearing age. Pica, or the ingestion of non-food or non-nutritive items, is a well-known manifestation of iron deficiency. A high sodium diet increases risk for nephrolithiasis. We describe the case of a 31-year-old woman with recurrent calcium nephrolithiasis and anemia who ate ice chips as well as spoons of salt daily. Treatment of pica may prove effective in preventing recurrent nephrolithiasis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 31-year-old white woman with a past medical history of menorrhagia, anemia, and recurrent calcium nephrolithiasis presented for preoperative evaluation prior to ureterolithotomy...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146726/endovascular-rescue-treatment-through-stent-positioning-after-surgical-clipping-of-intracranial-aneurysms-complicated-by-parent-artery-obstruction
#2
Giovanni Vitale, Giacomo Talenti, Joseph Gabrieli, Giacomo Cester, Alessandro Della Puppa, Francesco Causin
During aneurysm clipping, ischemic complications may occur and require a rescue treatment, usually surgical. We present two such cases that required urgent rescue treatment, performed through an endovascular route. Our first case presented with a non-ruptured right posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysm. After permanent clip positioning, occlusion of the PICA occurred. An unsuccessful attempt of clip repositioning was performed. We therefore positioned a stent obtaining complete flow restoration...
November 16, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146587/prognostic-stratification-of-patients-with-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-prospect-a-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-study
#3
Gianluca Pontone, Andrea I Guaricci, Daniele Andreini, Giovanni Ferro, Marco Guglielmo, Andrea Baggiano, Laura Fusini, Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Valentina Lorenzoni, Saima Mushtaq, Edoardo Conte, Andrea Annoni, Alberto Formenti, Maria Elisabetta Mancini, Patrizia Carità, Massimo Verdecchia, Silvia Pica, Fabio Fazzari, Nicola Cosentino, Giancarlo Marenzi, Mark G Rabbat, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Antonio L Bartorelli, Mauro Pepi, Pier Giorgio Masci
BACKGROUND: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) is a robust tool to evaluate left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF), myocardial salvage index, microvascular obstruction, and myocardial hemorrhage in patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction. We evaluated the additional prognostic benefit of a CMR score over standard prognostic stratification with global registry of acute coronary events (GRACE) score and transthoracic echocardiography LVEF measurement. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two hundred nine consecutive patients with ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction (age, 61...
November 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130088/universal-behaviour-of-the-glass-and-the-jamming-transitions-in-finite-dimensions-for-hard-spheres
#4
Antonio Coniglio, Massimo Pica Ciamarra, Tomaso Aste
We investigate the glass and the jamming transitions of hard spheres in finite dimensions d, through a revised cell theory, that combines the free volume and the Random First Order Theory (RFOT). Recent results show that in infinite dimension the ideal glass transition and jamming transitions are distinct, while based on our theory we argue that they indeed coincide for finite d. As a consequence, jamming results into a percolation transition described by RFOT, with a static length diverging with exponent ν = 2/d, which we verify through finite size scaling, and standard critical exponents α = 0, β = 0 and γ = 2 independent on d...
November 13, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128954/surgical-approach-to-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysms
#5
Biagia La Pira, Carmelo Lucio Sturiale, Giuseppe Maria Della Pepa, Alessio Albanese
BACKGROUND: The far-lateral is a standardised approach to clip aneurysms of the posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA). Different variants can be adopted to manage aneurysms that differ in morphology, topography, ruptured status, cerebellar swelling and surgeon preference. METHOD: We distinguished five paradigmatic approaches aimed to manage aneurysms that are: proximal unruptured; proximal ruptured requiring posterior fossa decompression (PFD); proximal ruptured not requiring PFD; distal unruptured; distal ruptured...
November 11, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128830/metabolism-of-the-synthetic-cannabinoid-5f-py-pica-by-human-and-rat-hepatocytes-and-identification-of-biliary-analytical-targets-by-directional-efflux-in-sandwich-cultured-rat-hepatocytes-using-uhplc-hr-ms-ms
#6
Marie Mardal, Pieter Annaert, Carolina Noble, Marlies Oorts, Kristian Linnet
Analytical strategies for detecting drugs in biological samples rely on information on metabolism and elimination. 5F-PY-PICA belongs to the group of synthetic cannabinoids that are known to undergo excretion into the bile. The aims of this study were the in vitro identification of metabolites of 5F-PY-PICA and to determine which analytical targets are excreted into the bile and urine. Metabolites identified after incubation of 5F-PY-PICA with pooled human liver microsomes (pHLM), pooled human hepatocytes (pHH), or suspended and sandwich-cultured rat hepatocytes (SCRH)...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124569/running-based-pica-and-taste-avoidance-in-rats
#7
Sadahiko Nakajima
Running in an activity wheel generates pica behavior (kaolin clay intake) in rats. Wheel running also results in Pavlovian conditioned avoidance of the taste solution consumed immediately before the running. Since pica has been considered a behavioral marker of nausea in rats, these findings suggest that wheel running induces nausea, which is the underlying physiological state for establishing taste avoidance. This article reports a replication of running-based pica in rats (Experiment 1) and concurrent demonstrations of running-based pica and taste avoidance in the same animals (Experiments 2 and 3)...
November 9, 2017: Learning & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112667/pica-in-pregnancy-an-unusual-presentation
#8
Katharine E Epler, Arand Pierce, Valerie J Rappaport
BACKGROUND: Pica is common in pregnancy and is often felt to be benign. The following case of severe pica presenting without anemia is unusual in its presentation, laboratory findings, and treatment. CASE: A 31-year-old multiparous woman at 37 0/7 weeks of gestation presented with esophagitis and gastritis secondary to laundry detergent consumption. She had borderline anemia (hemoglobin of 11 g/dL and hematocrit of 37%, mean corpuscular volume 80%) but was severely iron-deficient (serum ferritin 7 micrograms/dL)...
November 3, 2017: Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103137/microvascular-decompression-for-glossopharyngeal-neuralgia-a-retrospective-analysis-of-228-cases
#9
Lei Xia, Yong-Sheng Li, Ming-Xing Liu, Jun Zhong, Ning-Ning Dou, Bin Li, Shi-Ting Li
BACKGROUND: Glossopharyngeal neuralgia (GPN) is an uncommon craniofacial pain syndrome caused by neurovascular conflict. Compared to trigeminal neuralgia or hemifacial spasm, the incidence of GPN was very low. Until now, little is known about the long-term outcome following microvascular decompression (MVD) process. METHODS: Between 2006 and 2016, 228 idiopathic GPN patients underwent MVD in our department. Those cases were retrospectively reviewed with emphasis on intraoperative findings and long-term postoperative outcomes...
November 4, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29094451/chemotherapy-induced-pica-in-rats-reduced-by-electroacupuncture
#10
Shiying Li, Yong Lei, Jiande D Z Chen
OBJECTIVES: Acupuncture or electroacupuncture (EA) has been applied for treating chemotherapy-induced emesis with limited success. The aims of this study were to investigate the anti-emetic effect of EA and to explore underlying anti-emetic mechanisms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rats were chronically implanted with a pair of stainless steel leads at acupoint pericardium 6 (PC6). Effects of EA with different parameters on cisplatin-induced nausea were assessed by pica (intake of kaolin, a surrogate of nausea in species without vomiting reflex)...
November 1, 2017: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081427/clinical-and-video-head-impulse-test-in-the-diagnosis-of-posterior-circulation-stroke-presenting-as-acute-vestibular-syndrome-in%C3%A2-the-emergency-department
#11
Ayse Guler, Funda Karbek Akarca, Cenk Eraslan, Ceyda Tarhan, Cem Bilgen, Tayfun Kirazli, Nese Celebisoy
INTRODUCTION: Head impulse test (HIT) is the critical bedside examination which differentiates vestibular neuritis (VN) from posterior circulation stroke (PCS) in acute vestibular syndrome (AVS). Video-oculography based HIT (vHIT) may have aadditional strength in making the differentiation. METHODS: Patients admitted to the emergency department of a tertiary-care medical center with AVS were studied. An emergency specialist and a neurologist performed HIT. vHIT was conducted by an neuro-otology research fellow...
2017: Journal of Vestibular Research: Equilibrium & Orientation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077041/thymosin-%C3%AE-1-interacts-with-hyaluronic-acid-electrostatically-by-its-terminal-sequence-lkekk
#12
Walter Mandaliti, Ridvan Nepravishta, Francesca Pica, Paola Sinibaldi Vallebona, Enrico Garaci, Maurizio Paci
Thymosin α1 (Tα1), is a peptidic hormone, whose immune regulatory properties have been demonstrated both in vitro and in vivo and approved in different countries for treatment of several viral infections and cancers. Tα1 assumes a conformation in negative membranes upon insertion into the phosphatidylserine exposure as found in several pathologies and in apoptosis. These findings are in agreement with the pleiotropy of Tα1, which targets both normal and tumor cells, interacting with multiple cellular components, and have generated renewed interest in the topic...
October 27, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068056/effect-of-heavy-water-on-the-conformational-stability-of-globular-proteins
#13
Andrea Pica, Giuseppe Graziano
It is well established from the experimental point of view that the native state of globular proteins is more stable in heavy water than in water. No robust explanation, however, has been provided up to now. The application of the theoretical approach, originally devised to rationalize the general occurrence of cold denaturation, indicates that the magnitude of the solvent-excluded volume effect is slightly smaller in heavy water than in water and cannot explain the observed protein stabilization. The latter has to be due to the strength of protein-water van der Waals attractions which are weaker in heavy water due to the smaller molecular polarizability of D2 O compared with that of H2 O molecules...
October 25, 2017: Biopolymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057712/rapunzel-syndrome-gastric-trichobezoar-a-rare-presentation-with-generalised-oedema-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Islam Nour, Mona Abd Alatef, Ahmed Megahed, Sohier Yahia, Yahya Wahba, Abd Elazeez Shabaan
Rapunzel syndrome is a rare form of gastric trichobezoar. A 4-year-old girl presented with generalised oedema and an epigastric mass. Her family was of a relatively low socio-economic background. There was microcytic hypochromic anaemia, hypoalbuminaemia and an elevated α1-antitrypsin clearance. Abdominal ultrasound and non-contrast computed tomography demonstrated a heterogeneous mass related to the stomach. Upper gastro-intestinal tract endoscopy failed to remove it. Surgical laparotomy was undertaken through a single anterior gastrotomy incision and a large mass was extracted which was a cast of the duodenum and stomach and had a tail of approximately 60 cm in length which extended to the jejunum...
October 23, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057420/reply-to-the-comment-on-relating-side-chain-organization-of-pnipam-with-its-conformation-in-aqueous-methanol-by-a-pica-and-g-graziano-soft-matter-2017-13-doi-10-1039-c7sm01065f
#15
Debashish Mukherji, Manfred Wagner, Mark D Watson, Svenja Winzen, Tiago E de Oliveira, Carlos M Marques, Kurt Kremer
We have recently proposed preferential binding by a cosolvent as the mechanism for chain collapse under co-non-solvency. Here we summarise our earlier works and provide further evidence that alcohol preferentially binds to PNIPAm, forming cosolvent bridges, and thus drives the transition. We also clarify some of the common misconceptions evoked in this debate with Pica and Graziano (PG), reinforcing the arguments of our earlier reply-comment [Soft Matter, 2017, 13, 2292] and published works.
October 23, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056870/an-update-on-childhood-lead-poisoning
#16
Marissa Hauptman, Rebecca Bruccoleri, Alan D Woolf
Childhood lead poisoning is a multi-faceted, complex condition, which affects not only the child's health and well-being, but also the family's housing security, economic status, job security, and stress level. This review updates the emergency department clinician on the management of childhood lead poisoning. Infants and children are at higher risk than adults for lead exposure due to their smaller size and proportionately larger dose of ingested toxins, their proximity to ground dirt and indoor dust, their energy and curiosity, their oral exploratory and pica behaviors, their proportionately larger daily water and milk intake, and dietary preferences that differ markedly from those of adults...
September 2017: Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054914/flow-diversion-for-the-treatment-of-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysms-a-novel-classification-and-strategies
#17
Visish M Srinivasan, Michael George Zaki Ghali, Oleg E Reznik, Jacob Cherian, Maxim Mokin, Travis M Dumont, John R Gaughen, Ramesh Grandhi, Ajit S Puri, Stephen R Chen, Jeremiah N Johnson, Peter Kan
BACKGROUND: The pipeline embolization device (PED) is frequently used in the treatment of anterior circulation aneurysms, especially around the carotid siphon, with generally excellent results. However, treatment of posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms with flow diversion (FD) has not been specifically described or discussed. While there are reports of treating PICA aneurysms using placement of FD stents in the vertebral artery, there are no reports of treating these lesions by placement of flow diverting stents in the PICA vessel itself...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051960/comment-on-relating-side-chain-organization-of-pnipam-with-its-conformation-in-aqueous-methanol-by-d-mukherji-m-wagner-m-d-watson-s-winzen-t-e-de-oliveira-c-m-marques-and-k-kremer-soft-matter-2016-12-7995
#18
Andrea Pica, Giuseppe Graziano
In a recent article, Kremer and co-workers have combined NMR measurements and very long, all-atom MD simulations to strengthen their original claim that PNIPAM cononsolvency in water-methanol solutions is driven by the ability of MeOH molecules to bridge different monomers far away along the polymeric chain. In this comment, the results presented by Kremer and co-workers are reviewed, analyzed, and questioned regarding their ability to provide support to the bridging mechanism. Here, some pieces of evidence are provided to show that: (1) the solvent-excluded volume effect plays always a fundamental role in polymer collapse; (2) PNIPAM cononsolvency is caused by the geometric-energetic frustration experienced by the polymer when it can interact with both water and methanol molecules at the same time...
October 20, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048174/rare-earth-incorporated-tellurotungstate-hybrids-functionalized-by-2-picolinic-acid-ligands-syntheses-structures-and-properties
#19
Qing Han, Yue Wen, Jian-Cai Liu, Wu Zhang, Li-Juan Chen, Jun-Wei Zhao
A series of organic-inorganic rare-earth-incorporated tellurotungstate hybrids, Na4[RE2(H2O)4(pica)2W2O5][(RE(H2O)W2(Hpica)2O4)(B-β-TeW8O30H2)2]2·38H2O (RE = La(III) (1), Ce(III) (2), Nd(III) (3), Sm(III) (4), Eu(III) (5); Hpica = 2-picolinic acid), were prepared via a one-step assembly reaction of Na2WO4·2H2O, RE(NO3)3·6H2O, K2TeO3, Hpica, and triethylamine (tea). Notably, the solubilization of tea toward Hpica and the solubilization of Hpica toward RE cations in the reaction system play an important role in the formation of 1-5...
November 6, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044454/the-role-of-telovelar-approach-in-fourth-ventricular-surgery-a-new-perspective
#20
Ehab Eissa
OBJECTIVE: Evaluation the efficiency of the telovelar approach for 4th ventricular lesions through identifying and preserving neurovascular structures. METHODS: Forty cases of fourth ventricular tumours using the telovelar approach Results: It provides adequate exposure in all cases. The brainstem and posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) were early identified and preserved in all cases. Potential tumour attachment was observed at the floor of the fourth ventricle in twenty two (55%) cases, 5 of them were brain stem glioma...
August 31, 2017: Turkish Neurosurgery
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