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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542085/quantitative-analysis-of-depth-distribution-and-density-of-cysts-in-acanthamoeba-keratitis-using-confocal-microscopy
#1
Ping Huang, Tudor Tepelus, Laura A Vickers, Elmira Baghdasaryan, Jianyan Huang, John A Irvine, Hugo Y Hsu, Srinivas Sadda, Olivia L Lee
PURPOSE: To quantify the density, distribution, and depth of invasion of cysts in the corneas of eyes with acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) by in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) with a novel scanning pattern. METHODS: The medical records of patients with AK evaluated at the Doheny Eye Center UCLA between September 2014 and July 2016 were reviewed retrospectively. Patients with clinically diagnosed AK underwent IVCM at various time points during their clinical course...
May 23, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538027/dermatoscopic-patterns-of-nonfacial-actinic-keratosis-characterization-of-pigmented-and-nonpigmented-lesions
#2
Clarissa P H Reinehr, Gabriela C Garbin, Renato M Bakos
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratoses (AKs) are dysplastic proliferations of keratinocytes. Studies evaluating nonfacial dermatoscopic pattern of AKs are scarce. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the dermatoscopic patterns of AKs located in nonfacial sites and to compare their patterns with facial lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with concomitant facial and nonfacial AKs were recruited to participate and evaluated by clinical and dermatoscopic images of their AKs...
May 22, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536848/ion-sensor-properties-of-fluorescent-schiff-bases-carrying-dipicolylamine-groups-a-simple-spectrofluorimetric-method-to-determine-cu-ii-in-water-samples
#3
Elvan Vanlı, Miraç Nedim Mısır, Hakan Alp, Tuğba Ak, Nurhayat Özbek, Ümmühan Ocak, Miraç Ocak
Four fluorescent Schiff bases carrying dipicolylamine groups were designed and synthesized to determine their ion sensor properties in partial aqueous solution. The corresponding amine compound and the aldehyde compounds such as 1-naphthaldehyde, 9-anthraldehyde, phenanthrene-9-carboxaldehyde and 1-pyrenecarboxaldehyde were used to prepare the new Schiff bases. The influence of many metal cations and anions on the spectroscopic properties of the ligands was investigated in ethanol-water (1:1) by means of emission spectrometry...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536731/a-novel-actinic-keratosis-field-assessment-scale-for-grading-actinic-keratosis-disease-severity
#4
Brigitte Dréno, Rino Cerio, Thomas Dirschka, Ignasi Figueras Nart, John T Lear, Ketty Peris, Andrés Ruiz de Casas, Kaleci Shaniko, Giovanni Pellacani
Actinic keratosis (AK) lesions are surrounded by field cancerization (areas of subclinical, non-visible sun damage). Existing AK grading tools rely on AK counts, which are not reproducible. An Actinic Keratosis Field Assessment Scale (AK-FAS) for grading the severity of AK/field was developed. Standardized photographs of patients representing the full range of AK severity were collected. Six investigators independently rated each photograph according to 3 criteria: AK area (total skin area affected by AK lesions), hyperkeratosis and sun damage...
May 24, 2017: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526809/tumor-cell-specific-aim2-regulates-growth-and-invasion-of-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#5
Mehdi Farshchian, Liisa Nissinen, Elina Siljamäki, Pilvi Riihilä, Minna Piipponen, Atte Kivisaari, Markku Kallajoki, Reidar Grénman, Juha Peltonen, Sirkku Peltonen, Koen D Quint, Jan Nico Bouwes Bavinck, Veli-Matti Kähäri
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) is the most common metastatic skin cancer. Inflammation is a typical feature in cSCC progression. Analysis of the expression of inflammasome components in cSCC cell lines and normal human epidermal keratinocytes revealed upregulation of the expression of AIM2 mRNA and protein in cSCC cells. Elevated levels of AIM2 mRNA were noted in cSCCs in vivo compared with normal skin. Strong and moderate tumor cell specific expression of AIM2 was detected with immunohistochemistry (IHC) in sporadic human cSCCs in vivo, whereas expression of AIM2 was moderate in cSCC in situ (cSCCIS) and low or absent in actinic keratosis (AK) and normal skin...
May 2, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516092/frozen-elephant-trunk-and-antegrade-visceral-debranching-in-the-surgical-treatment-of-type-b-aortic-dissection-an-alternative-method
#6
Altug Tuncer, Mustafa Akbulut, Taylan Adademir, Serpil Tas, Adnan Ak, Özgür Arslan, Benay Erden, Mesut Şişmanoğlu
Intervention is inevitable in complicated Type B aortic dissections. Classical surgical procedures and endovascular interventions are far from ideal treatments due to their high risk of periprocedural complications and mortality. There is often a need for alternative method in cases of difficult anatomy. We present the combined use of frozen elephant trunk and antegrade visceral debranching methods in the treatment of a 54-year-old male patient with complicated Type B aortic dissection.
October 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514458/effect-of-expedited-microneedle-assisted-photodynamic-therapy-for-field-treatment-of-actinic-keratoses-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#7
Tatyana A Petukhova, Lauren A Hassoun, Negar Foolad, Mayanka Barath, Raja K Sivamani
Importance: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an effective and cosmetically favorable treatment modality for actinic keratoses (AKs). However, prolonged incubation times and pain associated with treatment are burdensome to the patient and a hindrance to widespread use of PDT as standard field therapy for AK. Objective: To evaluate efficacy and pain associated with microneedle expedited PDT. Design, Setting, and Participants: The Microneedle Photodynamic Therapy II (MNPDT-II) study was a randomized, single-blinded, split-face controlled, 2-arm clinical trial...
May 17, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510496/comparison-of-the-treatment-guidelines-for-actinic-keratosis-a-critical-appraisal-and-review
#8
Patrick Fleming, Stephanie Zhou, Robert Bobotsis, Charles Lynde
There are currently several reputable guidelines on the treatment of actinic keratosis (AK) from groups in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe. These recommendations, based on evidence or expert consensus, offer clinicians a variety of treatment options for the different clinical presentations of AKs. Although the guidelines are similar in some regards, variations exist in treatment options, duration, and strength of recommendation. Some guidelines also lack input on specific therapies and certain types of AK, such as hypertrophic or thin presentations...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505407/unique-n-phenylacetylation-and-nrps-with-substrate-promiscuity-for-biosynthesis-of-heptapeptide-variants-jbir-78-and-jbir-95
#9
Kunpei Takeda, Kohei Kemmoku, Yasuharu Satoh, Yasushi Ogasawara, Kazuo Shin-Ya, Tohru Dairi
JBIR-78 (1) and JBIR-95 (2), both of which are heptapeptide derivatives isolated from Kibdelosporangium sp. AK-AA56, have the same amino acid sequences except for the second amino acid; phenylacetic acid (Paa)-L-Val-D-Asp (1)/D-cysteic acid (2)-L-Ala-(3S)-3-hydroxy-D-Leu-Gly-D-Ala-L-Phe. Heterologous expression of the biosynthetic gene cluster including genes encoding non-ribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPS) and in vitro assays with recombinant Orf3, L-cysteic acid synthase homolog, suggested the single A-domain in module 2 activates both L-Asp and L-cysteic acid to yield 1 and 2, respectively, although the substrate specificities of the A-domains of NRPSs are usually strict...
May 15, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504157/biomacromolecular-based-ionic-covalent-hydrogels-for-cell-encapsulation-the-atelocollagen-oxidized-polysaccharides-couples
#10
Andreea Luca, Vasilica Maier, Stelian S Maier, Maria Butnaru, Maricel Danu, Constanta Ibanescu, Mariana Pinteala, Marcel Popa
Mixed crosslinked networks of ionic-covalent entanglement type were prepared starting from ternary mixtures of atelocollagen (aK; as fibrillary matrix generator), sodium hyaluronate (NaHyal; a microfibrillation assistant), and oxidized polysaccharides (OxPolys; as both cross-linkers and matrix fillers), and were tested as hydrogels for eukaryotic cell encapsulation. Either oxidized gellan (GellOx) or pullulan (PullOx) were used. An original procedure and optimal hydrogel recipes were developed to encapsulate fibroblasts and adipose-derived stem cells, while preserving their viability and proliferative ability during ex vivo temporarily storage...
August 1, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502083/in-vivo-microvascular-imaging-of-cutaneous-actinic-keratosis-bowen-s-disease-and-squamous-cell-carcinoma-using-dynamic-optical-coherence-tomography
#11
L Themstrup, G Pellacani, J Welzel, J Holmes, G B E Jemec, M Ulrich
BACKGROUND: A clear distinction between actinic keratosis (AK), Bowen's disease (BD) and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cannot reliably be made by clinical and dermoscopic evaluation alone. Dynamic optical coherence tomography (D-OCT) is a novel angiographic variant of OCT that allows for non-invasive, in vivo evaluation of the cutaneous microvascular morphology. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the microvascular structures of AK, BD and invasive SCC using D-OCT in order to gain insights into the microvascular morphology of lesions in the spectrum of keratinocyte skin cancers...
May 14, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501937/expression-of-pd-l1-in-keratoacanthoma-and-different-stages-of-progression-in-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#12
Thilo Gambichler, Martha Gnielka, Ines Rüddel, Eggert Stockfleth, Markus Stücker, Lutz Schmitz
BACKGROUND: Programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) and its ligands (PD-L1) play a major role in the immune responses of a variety of cancers. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the expression of PD-L1 in different progression forms of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) and keratoacanthoma (KA). METHODS: We performed immunohistochemical staining of 21 KA, 26 actinic keratoses (AK), 20 Bowen´s diseases (BD), and 26 high-risk cSCC. The staining patterns were assessed using the tumour proportion score and staining intensity evaluation...
May 13, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493186/analysis-of-ecotoxic-influence-of-waste-from-the-biomass-gasification-process
#13
Małgorzata Hawrot-Paw, Adam Koniuszy, Małgorzata Mikiciuk, Monika Izwikow, Tomasz Stawicki, Paweł Sędłak
The purpose of this research was evaluation of the effect of soil contamination with waste coming from biomass gasification on chosen indicators of its biological activity, growth and development of spring barley, and change of physiological parameters of the plant. Chromatographic content and basic rheological parameters of the substances under research were also analyzed. Liquid wastes, tar, and mixture of tar and engine oil were introduced to the soil in the amount of 100 mg kg(-1) DM soil. Based on the conducted research, it was ascertained that the changes in the number and activity of soil microorganisms were determined by the type of waste and its dose...
May 10, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489721/tear-cytokine-levels-in-contact-lens-wearers-with-acanthamoeba-keratitis
#14
Nicole Carnt, Vicente M Montanez, Grazyna Galatowicz, Neyme Veli, Virginia Calder
PURPOSE: To determine differences in key tear film cytokines between mild and severe cases of acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) and control contact lens (CL) wearers. METHODS: This was a prospective study of CL wearers with AK attending Moorfields Eye Hospital and control CL wearers from the Institute of Optometry, London. Basal tear specimens were collected by 10-μL capillary tubes (BLAUBRAND intraMark, Wertheim, Germany), and tear protein levels were measured with a multiplex magnetic bead array (Luminex 100; Luminex Corporation, Austin, TX) for cytokines interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-17A, IL-17E, IL-17F, IL-22, and interferon gamma and with enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (Abcam, Cambridge, United Kingdom) for CXCL2...
May 9, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484674/identification-of-demographic-factors-and-health-problems-that-affect-the-acceptance-of-disease-and-health-behaviors-of-patients-with-osteoarthritis
#15
Matylda Sierakowska, Izabela Wysocka-Skurska, Wojciech Kułak
INTRODUCTION: Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of musculoskeletal system's ailments. In the prevention of the disease and in its comprehensive treatment, proper health-related behavior becomes an extremely important factor for maintaining an optimal health condition. The aim of the study is to assess the relationship between the reported pain and the disability level, and the health-related behaviors undertaken by OA patients as well as their acceptance of the disease...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484668/medical-school-hotline-university-of-hawai-i-john-a-burns-school-of-medicine-medical-students-assist-in-tuberculosis-control-in-micronesia
#16
Nash Ak Witten, Yusuke Kobayashi, Seiji Yamada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Hawai'i Journal of Medicine & Public Health: a Journal of Asia Pacific Medicine & Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484001/carbon-dioxide-sources-from-alaska-driven-by-increasing-early-winter-respiration-from-arctic-tundra
#17
Róisín Commane, Jakob Lindaas, Joshua Benmergui, Kristina A Luus, Rachel Y-W Chang, Bruce C Daube, Eugénie S Euskirchen, John M Henderson, Anna Karion, John B Miller, Scot M Miller, Nicholas C Parazoo, James T Randerson, Colm Sweeney, Pieter Tans, Kirk Thoning, Sander Veraverbeke, Charles E Miller, Steven C Wofsy
High-latitude ecosystems have the capacity to release large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere in response to increasing temperatures, representing a potentially significant positive feedback within the climate system. Here, we combine aircraft and tower observations of atmospheric CO2 with remote sensing data and meteorological products to derive temporally and spatially resolved year-round CO2 fluxes across Alaska during 2012-2014. We find that tundra ecosystems were a net source of CO2 to the atmosphere annually, with especially high rates of respiration during early winter (October through December)...
May 8, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479508/integron-types-gene-cassettes-and-antimicrobial-resistance-profile-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolated-from-bal-samples-in-babol-north-of-iran
#18
Fariba Akrami, Elaheh Ferdosi Shahandashti, Yousef Yahyapour, Mohsen Sadeghi, Soraya Khafri, Abazar Pournajaf, Ramazan Rajabnia
Multi-drug resistant isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii have created therapeutic problems worldwide. This current study was intended to determine the Integron types, gene cassettes and antimicrobial resistance profile of A. baumannii isolated from BAL samples in Babol, north of Iran. During a 15-month period, 35 A. baumannii isolates were studied. Different classes of antimicrobial agents were used to determine the resistance ratios. Multiplex-PCR was used to detect different types of integrons and associated gene cassettes...
May 4, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476425/massive-hemoptysis-related-to-contained-rupture-of-syphilitic-aortic-aneurysm-into-the-pulmonary-parenchyma
#19
Selim İsbir, Anar Hamidov, İpek Erbarut Seven, Koray Ak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 7, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475474/antibodies-targeting-g-protein-coupled-receptors-recent-advances-and-therapeutic-challenges
#20
Mohammed Akli Ayoub, Pascale Crépieux, Markus Koglin, Marc Parmentier, Jean-Philippe Pin, Anne Poupon, Eric Reiter, Martine Smit, Jan Steyaert, Hervé Watier, Trevor Wilkinson
Le STUDIUM conference was held November 24-25, 2016 in Tours, France as a satellite workshop of the 5(th) meeting of the French GDR 3545 on "G Protein-Coupled Receptors (GPCRs) - From Physiology to Drugs", which was held in Tours during November 22-24, 2016. The conference gathered speakers from academia and industry considered to be world leaders in the molecular pharmacology and signaling of GPCRs, with a particular interest in the development of therapeutic GPCR antibodies (Abs). The main topics were new advances and challenges in the development of antibodies targeting GPCRs and their potential applications to the study of the structure and function of GPCRs, as well as their implication in physiology and pathophysiology...
May 5, 2017: MAbs
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