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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214102/vitreomacular-adhesion-and-the-risk-of-neovascular-age-related-macular-degeneration
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Emilia Maggio, Antonio Polito, Massimo Guerriero, Guido Prigione, Barbara Parolini, Grazia Pertile
PURPOSE: To assess the prevalence of vitreomacular adhesion (VMA) in consecutive naïve eyes diagnosed with exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in comparison with eyes with nonexudative AMD and age-matched controls, and to evaluate prospectively the incidence of vitreomacular interface changes over time and their influence on choroidal neovascularization (CNV) development. DESIGN: Retrospective cross-sectional analysis and longitudinal cohort study conducted at Sacrocuore Hospital, Negrar, Verona, Italy...
February 14, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213813/waiting-time-variation-in-early-intervention-psychosis-services-longitudinal-evidence-from-the-sepea-naturalistic-cohort-study
#2
James B Kirkbride, Y Hameed, L Wright, K Russell, C Knight, J Perez, P B Jones
PURPOSE: Early Intervention Psychosis [EIP] services have gained traction internationally, but are currently undergoing various forms of reconfiguration. In England, such services are now mandated to ensure 50% of accepted referrals commence care within 14 days, but no empirical evidence exists. We sought to estimate waiting times to EIP services in a large, representative epidemiological cohort in England, and investigate possible reasons for any variation. METHODS: We estimated median waiting time from referral to acceptance by EIP services and investigated whether this varied by clinical, demographic or neighbourhood-level factors, amongst 798 participants, 16-35 years old, presenting to six EIP services over 3...
February 18, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213499/geometry-and-network-connectivity-govern-the-mechanics-of-stress-fibers
#3
Elena Kassianidou, Christoph A Brand, Ulrich S Schwarz, Sanjay Kumar
Actomyosin stress fibers (SFs) play key roles in driving polarized motility and generating traction forces, yet little is known about how tension borne by an individual SF is governed by SF geometry and its connectivity to other cytoskeletal elements. We now address this question by combining single-cell micropatterning with subcellular laser ablation to probe the mechanics of single, geometrically defined SFs. The retraction length of geometrically isolated SFs after cutting depends strongly on SF length, demonstrating that longer SFs dissipate more energy upon incision...
February 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212992/nivolumab-induced-interstitial-lung-disease-analysis-of-two-phase-ii-studies-patients-with-recurrent-or-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Terufumi Kato, Noriyuki Masuda, Yoichi Nakanishi, Masashi Takahashi, Toyoaki Hida, Hiroshi Sakai, Shinji Atagi, Shiro Fujita, Hiroshi Tanaka, Koji Takeda, Miyako Satouchi, Yoshinobu Namba, Tomohide Tamura
OBJECTIVES: Drug-induced interstitial lung disease (ILD) is often associated with high mortality; however it is difficult to predict and manage. we examined the clinical findings and imaging characteristics of nivolumab induced ILD reported in the two phase II studies patients with recurrent or advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the clinical findings and imaging characteristics of all cases of ILD reported in two phase II trials of nivolumab, an anti-programmed death-1 antibody, in Japanese patients with recurrent or advanced non-small-cell lung cancer...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211206/variable-familial-exudative-vitreoretinopathy-in-a-family-harbouring-variants-in-both-fzd4-and-tspan12
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Patrik Schatz, Arif O Khan
PURPOSE: To report a family affected by familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR) in which more severe disease phenotypes segregated with digenic rather than monogenic variants in FEVR-related genes. METHODS: Phenotype was documented with high-resolution imaging of retinal structure and wide-field fundus photography. Next-generation sequencing (NGS) of known genes involved in FEVR was performed. RESULTS: Three affected individuals within a family with FEVR presented with variable disease severity...
February 16, 2017: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210379/two-crosslinking-technologies-for-superficial-reticular-dermis-injection-a-comparative-ultrasound-and-histologic-study
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Patrick Micheels, Stéphanie Besse, Didier Sarazin
Background: Few hyaluronic acid fillers have been developed for superficial injection. Objective: To compare the diffusion and integration properties of cohesive polydensified matrix and Vycross® technology hyaluronic acid fillers with lidocaine following injection into the superficial reticular dermis. Methods and materials: Two subjects received two injections each of cohesive polydensified matrix and Vycross® hyaluronic acid (0.2mL/site) in the superficial reticular dermis of the buttock under ultrasound control...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210263/a-paradigm-shift-on-the-question-of-b-cells-in-transplantation-recent-insights-on-regulating-the-alloresponse
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Daniel J Firl, Gilles Benichou, James I Kim, Heidi Yeh
B lymphocytes contribute to acute and chronic allograft rejection through their production of donor-specific antibodies (DSAs). In addition, B cells present allopeptides bound to self-MHC class II molecules and provide costimulation signals to T cells, which are essential to their activation and differentiation into memory T cells. On the other hand, both in laboratory rodents and patients, the concept of effector T cell regulation by B cells is gaining traction in the field of transplantation. Specifically, clinical trials using anti-CD20 monoclonal antibodies to deplete B cells and reverse DSA had a deleterious effect on rates of acute cellular rejection; a peculiar finding that calls into question a central paradigm in transplantation...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207726/long-term-survival-following-diabetic-vitrectomy
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Bia Z Kim, Kuo-Luong Lee, Stephen J Guest, David Worsley
AIM: To update long-term survival data on patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy undergoing vitrectomy and to identify associated risk factors. METHODS: Retrospective clinical record review at a single New Zealand tertiary referral centre. A total of 182 eyes that underwent a vitrectomy for a diabetic vitreous haemorrhage and/or tractional retinal detachment between March 2000 and December 2010 were included. Kaplan-Meier survival curves and Cox-regression analyses were performed for survival rates and associated risk factors...
February 17, 2017: New Zealand Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203028/-unerupted-first-deciduous-molar-located-higher-to-the-first-premolar-a-case-report
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Y Zhan, H Liu
Tooth eruption is defined as the movement of a tooth from its site of development within the alveolar process to its functional position in the oral cavity. The process of tooth eruption can be divided into different phases: pre-eruptive bone stage, alveolar bone stage, mucosal stage, preocclusal stage, occlusal stage and maturation stage. Any disturbance in these phases can lead to eruptive anomalies. The incidence of unerupted teeth is usually higher among permanent teeth than among deciduous ones. Of the primary teeth reported as unerupted, second deciduous molars are the teeth most frequently involved, followed by primary central incisors...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199848/discoidin-domain-receptor-1-mediates-myosin-dependent-collagen-contraction
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Nuno M Coelho, Pamma D Arora, Sander van Putten, Stellar Boo, Petar Petrovic, Alyna Xue Lin, Boris Hinz, Christopher A McCulloch
Discoidin domain receptor 1 (DDR1) is a tyrosine kinase collagen adhesion receptor that mediates cell migration through association with non-muscle myosin IIA (NMIIA). Because DDR1 is implicated in cancer fibrosis, we hypothesized that DDR1 interacts with NMIIA to enable collagen compaction by traction forces. Mechanical splinting of rat dermal wounds increased DDR1 expression and collagen alignment. In periodontal ligament of DDR1 knockout mice, collagen mechanical reorganization was reduced >30%. Similarly, cultured cells with DDR1 knockdown or expressing kinase-deficient DDR1d showed 50% reduction of aligned collagen...
February 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198979/root-length-and-alveolar-bone-level-of-impacted-canines-and-adjacent-teeth-after-orthodontic-traction-a-long-term-evaluation
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Aldir Cordeiro da Silva, Anderson Capistrano, Renata Rodrigues de Almeida-Pedrin, Maurício de Almeida Cardoso, Ana Cláudia de Castro Ferreira Conti, Leopoldino Capelozza
Objective: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the long-term effects of orthodontic traction on root length and alveolar bone level in impacted canines and adjacent teeth. Material and Methods: Sample consisted of 16 patients (nine males and seven females), mean initial age 11 years and 8 months presenting with unilaterally maxillary impacted canines, palatally displaced, treated with the same surgical and orthodontic approach. Teeth from the impacted-canine side were assigned as Group I (GI), and contralateral teeth as control, Group II (GII)...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Oral Science: Revista FOB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196061/therapeutic-outcomes-after-endoresection-of-complex-retinal-capillary-hemangioblastoma
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Murat Karacorlu, Mumin Hocaoglu, Isil Sayman Muslubas, Mehmet Giray Ersoz, Serra Arf
PURPOSE: To evaluate the anatomical and functional outcomes after endoresection of complex retinal capillary hemangioblastoma (RCH). METHODS: Retrospective case series of 12 patients (13 eyes), all treated with pars plana vitrectomy, endodiathermy of feeding and draining vessels, endoresection of RCH and silicone oil injection. RESULTS: The mean age at the time of surgery was 32.5 ± 15.9 years. The mean follow-up duration after initial surgery was 50...
February 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196052/association-between-tangential-contraction-and-early-vision-loss-in-idiopathic-epiretinal-membrane
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Seung Min Lee, Kang Yeun Pak, Han Jo Kwon, Sung Who Park, Ji Eun Lee, Ik Soo Byon
PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical features associated with early visual loss in patients with idiopathic epiretinal membrane. METHODS: Patients with idiopathic epiretinal membrane with visual acuity of ≥20/40, intact ellipsoid zone, and follow-up duration of at least 24 months were included in this retrospective age-matched control study. The disk-fovea-vascular (DFV) distance, central macular thickness, membrane configuration, and ellipsoid zone were assessed using fundus photography and spectral domain optical coherence tomography...
February 10, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194713/use-of-compressive-osseointegration-endoprostheses-for-massive-bone-loss-from-tumor-and-failed-arthroplasty-a-viable-option-in-the-upper-extremity
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Krista A Goulding, Adam Schwartz, Steven J Hattrup, R Lor Randall, Donald Lee, Damian M Rispoli, Daniel M Lerman, Christopher Beauchamp
BACKGROUND: Endoprostheses using principles of compressive osseointegration have shown good survivorship in several studies involving the lower extremity; however, no series to our knowledge have documented the use of this technology in the management of massive bone loss in the upper limb. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) What proportion of upper extremity implants using compressive osseointegration fixation principles achieved durable short-term fixation, and what were the modes of failure? (2) What surgical complications resulted from reconstruction using this technique? METHODS: A multiinstitutional retrospective review identified nine patients (five women; four men) who underwent 13 endoprosthetic replacements between 2003 and 2014 using compressive osseointegration (Compliant(®) Pre-stress Device [CPS]; Biomet Inc, Warsaw, IN, USA) in the upper extremity, including two proximal humeri, two humeral diaphyses, seven distal humeri, and two proximal ulna...
February 13, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194382/biomechanical-evaluation-of-the-long-head-of-the-biceps-brachii-tendon-fixed-by-three-techniques-a-sheep-model
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Carlos Henrique Ramos, Júlio Cezar Uili Coelho
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the biomechanical properties of the fixation of the long head of the biceps brachii into the humeral bone with suture anchors, interference screw, and soft tissue suture, comparing strength, highest traction load, and types of fixation failure. METHODS: Thirty fresh-frozen sheep shoulders were used, separated into three groups of ten for each technique. After fixation, the tendons were subjected to longitudinal continuous loading, obtaining load-to-failure (N) and displacement (mm)...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194377/comparative-study-between-lateral-decubitus-and-traction-table-for-treatment-of-pertrochanteric-fractures-with-cephalomedullary-nails
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Eric Fernando de Souza, José Octávio Soares Hungria, Lucas Romano Sampaio Rezende, Davi Gabriel Bellan, Jonas Aparecido Borracini
OBJECTIVE: To perform a retrospective radiographic assessment of the reduction and implant position in the femoral head in patients with pertrochanteric fractures treated with cephalomedullary nailing in the lateral position versus traction table. METHODS: Radiographs of patients with pertrochanteric fracture of the femur treated with cephalomedullary nailing in the lateral position and traction table were retrospectively evaluated. For the evaluation we used the anteroposterior radiographic view of the pelvis and the lateral view of the affected side...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ortopedia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191788/full-thickness-skin-mesh-graft-vaginoplasty-a-skin-sparing-technique
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Guilherme Lang Motta, Patric Machado Tavares, Gabriel Veber Moisés Silva, Milton Berger, Brasil Silva Neto, Tiago Elias Rosito
INTRODUCTION: The ideal vaginoplasty method should promote good cosmetic and functional results with low morbidity. We describe a new technique for congenital vaginal agenesis using a full-thickness perforated skin graft. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report an 18 year old patient with vaginal agenesis (Morris syndrome) that undergone a modified version of McIndoe vaginoplasty. Patient is set in a low lithotomy position and lateral traction sutures are placed in labia and a 16Fr urethral catheter inserted...
January 27, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187469/-intraoperative-optical-coherence-tomography-an-overview-of-current-clinical-data-for-the-application-in-the-anterior-and-posterior-segments
#18
A J Augustin
Intraoperative optical coherence tomography (iOCT) represents another milestone in ocular imaging technologies. Now, for the first time, high resolution OCT images are available not only pre- or postoperatively, but also intraoperatively. In recent years, there have been significant advances in iOCT technology - from hand-held probes and mounted systems towards iOCT systems which are fully integrated into the surgical microscope and which provide seamless integration into the workflow. These systems offer high-resolution, intraoperative OCT scans in real-time and provide additional information on microstructures of the retina or the cornea...
February 10, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186127/optogenetic-control-of-cellular-forces-and-mechanotransduction
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Léo Valon, Ariadna Marín-Llauradó, Thomas Wyatt, Guillaume Charras, Xavier Trepat
Contractile forces are the end effectors of cell migration, division, morphogenesis, wound healing and cancer invasion. Here we report optogenetic tools to upregulate and downregulate such forces with high spatiotemporal accuracy. The technology relies on controlling the subcellular activation of RhoA using the CRY2/CIBN light-gated dimerizer system. We fused the catalytic domain (DHPH domain) of the RhoA activator ARHGEF11 to CRY2-mCherry (optoGEF-RhoA) and engineered its binding partner CIBN to bind either to the plasma membrane or to the mitochondrial membrane...
February 10, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185818/amentoflavone-protects-dopaminergic-neurons-in-mptp-induced-parkinson-s-disease-model-mice-through-pi3k-akt-and-erk-signaling-pathways
#20
Qin Cao, Liyue Qin, Fei Huang, Xiaoshuang Wang, Liu Yang, Hailian Shi, Hui Wu, Beibei Zhang, Ziyu Chen, Xiaojun Wu
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by the progressive degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc). Mitochondrial dysfunction and cell apoptosis are suggested to be actively involved in the pathogenesis of PD. In the present study, the neuroprotective effect of amentoflavone (AF), a naturally occurring biflavonoid from Selaginella tamariscina, was examined in PD models both in vitro and in vivo. On SH-SY5Y cells, AF treatment dose-dependently reduced 1-methyl-4-phenylpyridinium (MPP(+))-induced nuclear condensation and loss of cell viability without obvious cytotoxicity...
February 6, 2017: Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology
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