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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315822/protective-effect-of-zerumbone-reduces-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury-via-antioxidative-enzymes-and-nrf2-ho-1-pathway
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Wai-Shing Leung, Ming-Ling Yang, Shiuan-Shinn Lee, Chi-Wen Kuo, Yung-Chyuan Ho, Rosa Huang-Liu, Hui-Wen Lin, Yu-Hsiang Kuan
Acute lung injury (ALI) is a serious disease with high morbidity and mortality rate. Although there are effective strategies for treatment of ALI; a widely accepted specific pharmacotherapy has not yet established. Zerumbone, the major active phytochemical compound from Zingiber zerumbet Smith, exhibits various beneficial biological and pharmacological activities, such as antioxidation, anti-inflammation, immunomodulation, and anti-cancer. We aimed to study the potential protective effects and mechanisms of zerumbone in mouse model of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced ALI...
March 15, 2017: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203411/development-of-a-non-infectious-rat-model-of-acute-exacerbation-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Shan-Shan Chen, Zhao-Fang Yin, Tao Chen, Hui Qiu, Ya-Ru Wei, Shan-Shan Du, Yue-Ping Jin, Meng-Meng Zhao, Qin Wu, Dong Weng, Hui-Ping Li
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic progressive interstitial lung disease with severe pulmonary fibrosis. The main cause of IPF-associated death is acute exacerbation of IPF (AE-IPF). This study aims to develop a rat model of AE-IPF by two intratracheal perfusions with bleomycin (BLM). METHODS: Ninety male Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were randomized into three groups: an AE-IPF model group (BLM + BLM group), an IPF model group (BLM group), and a normal control group...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130075/synovial-chondroma-in-hoffa-s-fat-pad-case-report-and-literature-review-of-a-rare-disorder
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Lauren O'Connell, Adeel R Memon, Paul Foran, Eamon Leen, Patrick J Kenny
INTRODUCTION: Synovial chrondomatosis is a rare disorder characterised by the development of hyaline cartilage from the synovial membrane. Large isolated lesions in the Hoffa's fat pad are an uncommon entity. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 33 year old gentleman presented complaining of progressive knee pain associated with an enlarging lesion on the anterior aspect of the right knee, with associated locking and giving way. Examination revealed a firm 4×5cm lesion adjacent to the patellar tendon...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105760/aerosol-based-airway-epithelial-cell-delivery-improves-airway-regeneration-and-repair
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E Kardia, E S Ch'ng, B H Yahaya
Aerosol-based cell therapy has emerged as a novel and promising therapeutic strategy for treating lung diseases. The goal of this study was to determine the safety and efficacy of aerosol-based airway epithelial cell (AEC) delivery in the setting of acute lung injury induced by tracheal brushing in rabbit. 24 hours following injury, exogenous rabbit AECs were labelled with BrdU and aerosolized using the MicroSprayer® Aerosolizer into the injured airway. Histopathological assessments of the injury in the trachea and lungs were quantitatively scored (1 and 5 d after cell delivery)...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105129/acute-fibrinous-and-organizing-pneumonia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Xiao-Yong Xu, Fei Chen, Chen Chen, Hui-Ming Sun, Bei-Lei Zhao
Acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP) is a rare lung disease with distinct histological characteristics that include the diffuse presence of intra-alveolar fibrin, and the absence of eosinophils and hyaline membrane. In the present study, a case of AFOP that was diagnosed by lung biopsy is described. The patient presented with high fever and a cough with expectoration. Computed tomography of the lung showed the presence of bilateral patchy infiltrates, predominantly in the lower lobes. Histopathological examination of lung biopsy from the lower pulmonary lobe confirmed the pathological diagnosis...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885296/outcome-of-twin-deliveries-at-a-tertiary-care-centre-of-eastern-nepal
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S Chaudhary, R R Singh, G S Shah, J Agrawal, S Kafle, L Shah
BACKGROUND: Twins, compared to singletons, have higher perinatal mortality and morbidity. The aim of this study was to describe the twinning rate, epidemiological variables and hospital outcome of twin deliveries and to find out ways of better management of twins in our part. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation of the outcome of 92 twin pregnancies during one year study period (1st January 2014 to 31st December 2014) was conducted at BPKIHS. Twins delivered within the institution were included but cases less than 28 weeks gestation were excluded...
May 2016: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788140/the-level-of-iga-antibodies-to-endothelial-cells-correlates-with-histological-evidence-of-disease-activity-in-patients-with-lupus-nephritis
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Ayako Kondo, Kazuo Takahashi, Tomohiro Mizuno, Akihiro Kato, Daisuke Hirano, Naoki Yamamoto, Hiroki Hayashi, Shigehisa Koide, Hiroshi Takahashi, Midori Hasegawa, Yoshiyuki Hiki, Shunji Yoshida, Keiji Miura, Yukio Yuzawa
Anti-endothelial cell antibodies (AECA) are frequently detected in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but their pathological role remains unclear. We recently developed a solubilized cell surface protein capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (CSP-ELISA) to detect antibodies against membrane proteins involved in autoimmune reactions. In this study, sera from 51 patients with biopsy-proven lupus nephritis (LN), 25 with SLE without renal involvement (non-LN SLE), 42 disease control (DC) subjects, and 80 healthy control (HC) subjects were tested for IgG- and IgA-AECA for human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) and human glomerular EC (HGEC) by using CSP-ELISA...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671979/postoperative-complications-following-neonatal-and-infant-surgery-common-events-and-predictive-factors
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Daphné Michelet, Christopher Brasher, Houssam Ben Kaddour, Thierno Diallo, Rachida Abdat, Serge Malbezin, Arnaud Bonnard, Souhayl Dahmani
BACKGROUND: Data on major non-surgical postoperative complications following neonatal and infant surgery is lacking. The goal of the present study was to describe common major complications and their predictive factors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study consisted of a retrospective review of medical charts of patients less than 6months of age operated in our institution over one calendar year, excluding herniorraphy surgery. The data collected included demographics, preoperative ICU bed status, ASA status, a history of cardiac malformation, hyaline membrane disease (HMD) or necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), preoperative haemoglobin, emergent surgery status, surgery type and duration, duration of anaesthesia and the need for intraoperative fluid boluses...
September 23, 2016: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27642489/neonatal-respiratory-distress-in-a-reference-neonatal-unit-in-cameroon-an-analysis-of-prevalence-predictors-etiologies-and-outcomes
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Joel Noutakdie Tochie, Simeon-Pierre Choukem, Regina Ndasi Langmia, Esther Barla, Paul Koki-Ndombo
INTRODUCTION: Neonatal respiratory distress (NRD) is a main cause of neonatal morbidity and mortality in developing countries. Early detection of its risk factors and early treatment of its etiologies are major challenges. However, few studies in developing countries have provided data needed to tackle it. We aimed to determine the prevalence, predictors, etiologies and outcome of NRD in a tertiary health care centre of Cameroon. METHODS: We analyzed the hospital files of all newborns admitted to the Neonatal unit of Douala General Hospital from 1(st) January 2011 to 28(th) February 2013...
2016: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27406120/recurrent-corneal-melting-in-the-paraneoplastic-pemphigus-associated-with-castleman-s-disease
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Haijun Gong, Shiyou Zhou, Yuxin Hu, Yuqin Lan, Hong Zeng, Liangchun Wang, Qingyu Liu, Mei Wang
BACKGROUND: The ocular presentation of Castleman's disease (CD)-associated paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) has rarely been reported. In this report, we describe a young patient with CD-associated PNP who had recurrent corneal ulceration in addition to cicatrizing conjunctivitis. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of 23-year-old male with mucocutaneous erosion and conjunctival injection and erosion who was found to have PNP. Pelvic hyaline-vascular CD was detected and completely excised...
July 12, 2016: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27106761/geranylgeranyl-diphosphate-synthase-modulates-fetal-lung-branching-morphogenesis-possibly-through-controlling-k-ras-prenylation
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Wen-Jun Jia, Shan Jiang, Qiao-Li Tang, Di Shen, Bin Xue, Wen Ning, Chao-Jun Li
G proteins play essential roles in regulating fetal lung development, and any defects in their expression or function (eg, activation or posttranslational modification) can lead to lung developmental malformation. Geranylgeranyl diphosphate synthase (GGPPS) can modulate protein prenylation that is required for protein membrane-anchoring and activation. Here, we report that GGPPS regulates fetal lung branching morphogenesis possibly through controlling K-Ras prenylation during fetal lung development. GGPPS was continuously expressed in lung epithelium throughout whole fetal lung development...
June 2016: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27015134/renal-pathology-in-hematopoietic-cell-transplant-recipients-a-contemporary-biopsy-nephrectomy-and-autopsy-series
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Brian T Brinkerhoff, Donald C Houghton, Megan L Troxell
Renal injury in hematopoietic cell transplant recipients may be related to a combination of factors including chemotherapy, radiation, infection, immunosuppressive agents, ischemia, and graft-versus-host disease, and can involve glomerular, tubulointerstitial, and vascular structures. We reviewed renal pathology from 67 patients at a single institution (2009-2014), including 14 patients with biopsy for clinical dysfunction, 6 patients with surgical kidney resection for other causes, and 47 autopsy patients...
June 2016: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26949319/institution-based-prospective-cross-sectional-study-on-patterns-of-neonatal-morbidity-at-gondar-university-hospital-neonatal-unit-north-west-ethiopia
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Mehretie Kokeb, Teshome Desta
BACKGROUND: Every year, millions of babies are born and a large proportion of them are being admitted to hospital for various indications. This study was conducted to identify the general characteristics, disease spectrum and common causes of Neonatal morbidity and mortality at Gondar University Hospital, Neonatal Unit. METHODS: Institution based prospective cross-sectional study was conducted at Gondar University Hospital (GUH), Neonatal Unit, from January 1(st) to March 31(st), 2014...
January 2016: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26880491/lung-ultrasound-decreased-radiation-exposure-in-preterm-infants-in-a-neonatal-intensive-care-unit
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Guillaume Escourrou, Daniele De Luca
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2016: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26876928/the-effect-of-polymer-size-and-charge-of-molecules-on-permeation-through-synovial-membrane-and-accumulation-in-hyaline-articular-cartilage
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B Sterner, M Harms, S Wöll, M Weigandt, M Windbergs, C M Lehr
The treatment of joint related diseases often involves direct intra-articular injections. For rational development of novel delivery systems with extended residence time in the joint, detailed understanding of transport and retention phenomena within the joint is mandatory. This work presents a systematic study on the in vitro permeation, penetration and accumulation of model polymers with differing charges and molecular weights in bovine joint tissue. Permeation experiments with bovine synovial membrane were performed with PEG polymers (6-200 kDa) and methylene blue in customized diffusion chambers...
April 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26872752/maternal-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-umbilical-cord-prolapse-a-population-based-study
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Sadikah Behbehani, Valerie Patenaude, Haim A Abenhaim
OBJECTIVE: Umbilical cord prolapse (UCP) is a rare event believed to be associated with adverse outcomes. The purpose of our study was to use a large administrative database to better identify incidence, predictors, and outcomes of births with UCP. METHODS: We carried out a retrospective cohort study using data from the National Center for Health Statistics- Linked Birth Infant Death and Fetal Death (United States) data files during the years 2003-2005. The incidence, predictors, and outcomes of births with UCP were compared to births with no UCP...
January 2016: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26627191/rare-idiopathic-interstitial-pneumonias-lip-and-ppfe-and-rare-histologic-patterns-of-interstitial-pneumonias-afop-and-bpip
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Maria A Kokosi, Andrew G Nicholson, David M Hansell, Athol U Wells
In the 2013 reclassification of the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias (IIPs), two rare IIPs (idiopathic lymphoid interstitial pneumonia (LIP), idiopathic pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (IPPFE)) and two rare histologic patterns (acute fibrinous and organizing pneumonia (AFOP), bronchiolocentric pattern of interstitial pneumonia (BPIP)) are described. All these entities are rare with small series published to date, mostly containing primary and secondary forms of disease. LIP is histologically characterized by diffuse polyclonal lymphoid cell infiltrate surrounding the airways and expanding the interstitium...
May 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26572181/-lipoid-proteinosis-urbach-wiethe-s-disease
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Hatice Karaman, Işın Soyuer, İsmail Külahcı, Nursen Tatlışen
A 25-year-old female patient was admitted to our outpatient clinic with postpartum hoarseness. Punch biopsy specimens obtained from the larynx and sublingual region revealed multi-folded squamous epithelium with a hyperkeratosis pattern and amorphous hyaline material aggregation. This aggregation was also remarkable around the vessels. Histochemical examination showed periodic acid-schiff-positive staining of the basal membrane with negative staining with Congo red. Physical examination revealed papule-like itchy lesions in the whole body and hoarseness...
2015: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26537577/lars2-variants-associated-with-hydrops-lactic-acidosis-sideroblastic-anemia-and-multisystem-failure
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Lisa G Riley, Joëlle Rudinger-Thirion, Klaus Schmitz-Abe, David R Thorburn, Ryan L Davis, Juliana Teo, Susan Arbuckle, Sandra T Cooper, Dean R Campagna, Magali Frugier, Kyriacos Markianos, Carolyn M Sue, Mark D Fleming, John Christodoulou
Pathogenic variants in mitochondrial aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases result in a broad range of mitochondrial respiratory chain disorders despite their shared role in mitochondrial protein synthesis. LARS2 encodes the mitochondrial leucyl-tRNA synthetase, which attaches leucine to its cognate tRNA. Sequence variants in LARS2 have previously been associated with Perrault syndrome, characterized by premature ovarian failure and hearing loss (OMIM #615300). In this study, we report variants in LARS2 that are associated with a severe multisystem metabolic disorder...
2016: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26199800/surfactant-protein-b-deficiency-caused-by-homozygous-c248x-mutation-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#20
Stefan Kurath-Koller, Bernhard Resch, Raimund Kraschl, Christian Windpassinger, Ernst Eber
Objective Surfactant protein B (SP-B) deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that is usually rapidly fatal. The c.397delCinsGAA mutation (121ins2) in exon 4 is found in more than two-thirds of patients. Design We report on a fatal case of SP-B deficiency caused by a homozygous C248X mutation in exon 7 of the SP-B gene. In addition, we provide an update of the current literature. The EMBASE, MEDLINE, and CINAHL databases were systematically searched to identify all papers published in the English and German literature on SP-B deficiency between 1989 and 2013...
April 2015: American Journal of Perinatology Reports
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