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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956265/in-vivo-biodistribution-of-radiolabeled-acoustic-protein-nanostructures
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Johann Le Floc'h, Aimen Zlitni, Holly A Bilton, Melissa Yin, Arash Farhadi, Nancy R Janzen, Mikhail G Shapiro, John F Valliant, F Stuart Foster
PURPOSE: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound plays an expanding role in oncology, but its applicability to molecular imaging is hindered by a lack of nanoscale contrast agents that can reach targets outside the vasculature. Gas vesicles (GVs)-a unique class of gas-filled protein nanostructures-have recently been introduced as a promising new class of ultrasound contrast agents that can potentially access the extravascular space and be modified for molecular targeting. The purpose of the present study is to determine the quantitative biodistribution of GVs, which is critical for their development as imaging agents...
September 27, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940502/emerging-role-of-multimodality-treatment-in-gall-bladder-cancer-outcomes-following-510-consecutive-resections-in-a-tertiary-referral-center
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Shraddha Patkar, Vikas Ostwal, Anant Ramaswamy, Reena Engineer, Supriya Chopra, Nitin Shetty, Rohit Dusane, Shailesh V Shrikhande, Mahesh Goel
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Gall bladder cancer (GBC) is a disease with high incidence in India. We analyzed the outcomes of patients with suspected GBC who underwent surgical exploration. METHODS: Analysis of a prospectively maintained database of patients undergoing surgical exploration for clinic-radiologically suspected GBC from January 2010 to August 2015. Outcomes as well as factors influencing survival were analyzed. RESULTS: Five hundred and ten patients underwent surgery for suspected GBC...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933558/-oncology-secrets-of-suddenly-deceased-individuals
#3
Kateřina Stoklásková, Miroslav Ďatko, Eva Daňková, Milan Votava, Karel Schneller, Martin Zeman, Tomáš Vojtíšek, Michal Zelený
Malignant neoplasms represent the second most common cause of death in men and women in the Czech Republic after cardiovascular diseases. The incidence, prevalence and mortality is recorded in the Czech National Cancer Registry. The most recent data available is from 2013, in this year there were 81 541 patients newly diagnosed with cancer and 26 944 people died of cancer. From a long-term perspective, the incidence of neoplasms is increasing and the mortality is decreasing. In the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Brno there were 480 cases of newly reported malignant tumors during the period 2010-2015, which were not known before the autopsy...
2017: Soudní Lékarství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930260/association-between-auricular-signals-and-the-risk-factors-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Lorna Kwai Ping Suen, Chao Hsing Yeh, Simon Kai Wang Yeung, Jojo Yee Mei Kwan, Hon Fat Wong, David Chan, Alice Siu Ping Cheung, Vincent Tok Fai Yeung
Objective: This study aims to determine the association between auricular signals and the risk factors of metabolic syndrome (MS). Methods: A case-control study with an equal number of cases and controls matched by age group and gender was conducted. A total of 204 participants were recruited. Patients were verified as having MS based on the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) criteria. Auricular assessment was conducted in the following sequence: visual inspection, electrical skin resistance test (ESRT), and pressure pain test (PPT)...
June 25, 2017: Medicines (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928424/genome-characterization-of-two-bile-isolated-vibrio-fluvialis-strains-an-insight-into-pathogenicity-and-bile-salt-adaption
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Beiwen Zheng, Xiawei Jiang, Hong Cheng, Lihua Guo, Jing Zhang, Hao Xu, Xiao Yu, Chen Huang, Jinru Ji, Chaoqun Ying, Youjun Feng, Yonghong Xiao, Lanjuan Li
Vibrio fluvialis is recognized as an emerging pathogen. However, not much is known about the mechanism of its pathogenesis, and its adaptation to a special niche such as the gall bladder. Here we describe two V. fluvialis strains that cause acute cholecystitis. It is noteworthy that both strains were susceptible to all antibiotics tested, which is in contrast to previous studies, suggesting substantial genetic diversity among V. fluvialis isolates. In agreement with their survival and growth in the gall bladder, the genomes of strains 12605 and 3663 contain a considerable number of genes that confer resistance to bile, including toxR, omp U, tolC, cmeABC, rlpB, yrbK, rpoS, damX and gltK...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919690/subchronic-toxicity-of-nile-tilapia-with-different-exposure-routes-to-microcystis-aeruginosa-histopathology-liver-functions-and-oxidative-stress-biomarkers
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H M R Abdel-Latif, A M Abou Khashaba
BACKGROUND: Toxic cyanobacterial blooms (Microcystis aeruginosa contains microcystins [MCs]) have been reported to induce clinicopathological alterations as well as different oxidative stress in aquatic biota. AIM: Three-week subchronic exposure experiment was carried out on Nile tilapia, to determine their effects on fish behavior, tissues, liver functions, antioxidant enzymes, and lipid peroxidation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fish were exposed to four main treatments; orally fed diet plus toxic cells of M...
August 2017: Veterinary World
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917711/crocodiles-and-alligators-antiamoebic-and-antitumor-compounds-of-crocodiles
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Ruqaiyyah Siddiqui, Shareni Jeyamogan, Salwa Mansoor Ali, Fatima Abbas, K A Sagathevan, Naveed Ahmed Khan
Crocodiles exist in unsanitary environments, feed on rotten meat, are often exposed to heavy metals such as arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, chromium, mercury, nickel, lead, selenium, tolerate high levels of radiation, and are amid the very few species to survive the catastrophic Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction event, nonetheless they can live for up to a 100 years. Moreover, as they live in unhygienic conditions, they regularly come across pathogens. Logically, we postulate that crocodiles have established mechanisms to defend themselves from noxious agents as well as protecting themselves from pathogens...
September 13, 2017: Experimental Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913746/leptomeningeal-carcinomatosis-associated-with-gall-bladder-carcinoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Talal H Khan, Manik Veer, Mohammad Bilal, Sheilah Curran-Melendez, Prashant M Jani, Gregory S Long
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 15, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901968/medical-comorbidity-in-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-with-special-focus-on-cardiometabolic-autoimmune-hepatic-and-cancer-diseases-an-updated-review
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Dorte Glintborg, Marianne Andersen
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is defined by hyperandrogenism, irregular menses and polycystic ovaries when other causes are excluded. The possible implication of increased morbidity in PCOS for screening and follow-up is uncertain and is reviewed in this article. RECENT FINDINGS: The increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in PCOS is closely associated with BMI. Women with PCOS should be screened for the elements of the metabolic syndrome upon diagnosis...
September 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893260/long-lasting-complete-response-status-of-advanced-stage-iv-gall-bladder-cancer-and-colon-cancer-after-combined-treatment-including-autologous-formalin-fixed-tumor-vaccine-two-case-reports
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Yuki Imaoka, Fumito Kuranishi, Tsubasa Miyazaki, Hiroko Yasuda, Tadao Ohno
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of advanced (stage IV) cancer of the digestive organs is very poor. We have previously reported a case of advanced breast cancer with bone metastasis that was successfully treated with combined treatments including autologous formalin-fixed tumor vaccine (AFTV). Herein, we report the success of this approach in advanced stage IV (heavily metastasized) cases of gall bladder cancer and colon cancer. CASE PRESENTATION: Case 1: A 61-year-old woman with stage IV gall bladder cancer (liver metastasis and lymph node metastasis) underwent surgery in May 2011, including partial resection of the liver...
September 11, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892911/benign-beale-gland-hyperplasia-mimicking-malignant-biliary-obstruction
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Durairaj Segamalai, Anand Lakshmanan, Abdul Rehman Abdul Jameel, Sofiya Chandrabapulu, Kannan Devy Gounder
Extrahepatic bile duct obstruction can be caused by various pathologies, most of them being malignant. Painless, progressive jaundice is the usual mode of presentation. We report a case of distal Common Bile Duct (CBD) obstruction due to a Benign Intramural Beale gland hyperplasia mimicking a periampullary carcinoma. Peribiliary glands (Beale Glands) are a group of seromucinous glands, normally seen within the fibromuscular wall and periductal connective tissue in the extrahepatic and large intrahepatic ducts and also in the neck of the Gall bladder...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892903/immunohistochemical-study-of-muc1-and-muc5ac-expression-in-gall-bladder-lesions
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Amit Bhoge, Siddhi Gaurish Sinai Khandeparkar, Avinash R Joshi, Bageshri Gogate, Maithili Mandar Kulkarni, Pallavi Bhayekar
INTRODUCTION: Immunohistochemical (IHC) markers of mucin family are associated with various Gallbladder Lesions (GBLs). AIM: To study the distribution of GBL with respect to age and sex as well as to analyse the IHC profile of MUC1 and MUC5AC in GBLs and attempt correlation with clinical and histopathological findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The present study was conducted over a period of six years. A technique of manual tissue array was employed for cases subjected to IHC using MUC1 and MUC5AC...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870885/mesenteric-panniculitis
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Mpho Kgomo, Ali Elnagar, Kgataki Mashoshoe
A 53-year-old black woman presented with a 3-day history of abdominal pain. Ultrasound of the abdomen showed a gall bladder packed with small stones. She gave a history of abdominal surgery for a gynaecological condition. She had a cholecystectomy done, but her symptoms continued after cholecystectomy. She then had anendoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP) and sphincterotomy done, again her symptoms remained the same. A CT scan of the abdomen was done, and mesenteric panniculitis was suspected. A laparoscopic biopsy of the mesentery was performed, and it confirmed mesenteric panniculitis...
September 4, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857333/mri-assessment-of-the-postprandial-gastrointestinal-motility-and-peptide-response-in-healthy-humans
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A Khalaf, C L Hoad, A Menys, A Nowak, S A Taylor, S Paparo, M Lingaya, Y Falcone, G Singh, R C Spiller, P A Gowland, L Marciani, G W Moran
BACKGROUND: Feeding triggers inter-related gastrointestinal (GI) motor, peptide and appetite responses. These are rarely studied together due to methodological limitations. Recent MRI advances allow pan-intestinal, non-invasive assessment of motility in the undisturbed gut. This study aimed to develop a methodology to assess pan-intestinal motility and transit in a single session using MRI and compare imaging findings to GI peptide responses to a test meal and symptoms in a healthy volunteer cohort...
August 31, 2017: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855220/duplex-gall-bladder-bystander-or-culprit
#15
Jogender Kumar, Arushi Yadav
Gall bladder (GB) duplication is a rare anatomical malformation, which can be detected by preoperative imaging study. We present a case of duplex gall bladder in a 14-year-old boy who presented with abdominal pain. On ultrasound, he had right nephrolithiasis and duplex gall bladder. Duplex gall bladder was confirmed on MR cholangiopancreatography. There was a dilemma for surgical management of duplex gall bladder; however, he became asymptomatic after conservative treatment. Prophylactic surgery is not recommended for asymptomatic incidentally detected duplex gall bladder...
August 30, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28851684/demystifying-a-thickened-and-calcified-gall-bladder-in-the-era-of-multimodality-imaging
#16
Su Kah Goh, Anthony Upton, Christopher Christophi, Vijayaragavan Muralidharan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 29, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839322/breast-cancer-in-a-patient-with-kindlers-syndrome
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Itrat Mehdi, Bassim Jaffar Al Bahrani, Taha Mohsin Al Lawati, Zahid Al Mandhari, Fatima Ramadhan Al Lawati
Breast Cancer (BC) has associated risk factors and genetic factors like BRCA1, and BRCA2. Many benign and malignant disease processes are found concurrently with BC and believed to be additional risk factors like gall bladder stones (cholelithiasis), hypertension, diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular lesions, arthritis, spine and spinal cord degenerative lesions, infertility, depression, sleep disturbances, obesity, autoimmune diseases (SLE), and thyroid diseases. There are some malignant disease associations like synchronous or metachronous ovarian, colonic and endometrial tumours with Breast cancer...
August 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835325/gall-bladder-gone-astray
#18
Benedikt Kunzmann, Thomas Jungbluth, Jens Harms
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 7, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818110/microbial-community-composition-along-the-digestive-tract-in-forage-and-grain-fed-bison
#19
Gaddy T Bergmann
BACKGROUND: Diversity and composition of microbial communities was compared across the 13 major sections of the digestive tract (esophagus, reticulum, rumen, omasum, abomasum, duodenum, jejunum, ileum, cecum, ascending colon, transverse colon, descending colon, and rectum) in two captive populations of American bison (Bison bison), one of which was finished on forage, the other on grain. RESULTS: Microbial diversity fell to its lowest levels in the small intestine, with Bacteroidetes reaching their lowest relative abundance in that region, while Firmicutes and Euryarchaeota attained their highest relative abundances there...
August 17, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811789/single-incision-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-with-conventional-instruments-and-ports-initial-experience-at-tertiary-care-public-sector-hospital
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Abdul Razaque Shaikh, Syed Asad Ali, Ambreen Munir, Aijaz Ali Shaikh
OBJECTIVE: To find out safety and feasibility of single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SLIC) using conventional instruments. METHODS: This study was conducted at surgical department of LUMHS Jamshoro Pakistan from Jan: 2014 to Dec: 2015. All cases of symptomatic cholelithiasis that consented for laparoscopic surgery were included. The exclusion criteria were acute cholecystitis, acute gall stone pancreatitis, common bile duct stones and patients with co-morbid...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
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