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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333548/utility-of-pet-ct-after-cryoablation-for-early-identification-of-local-tumor-progression-in-osseous-metastatic-disease
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Ann T Packard, Stephen M Broski, Matthew R Callstrom, Thomas D Atwell, Grant D Schmit, John J Schmitz, Jonathan M Morris, Christopher H Hunt, A Nicholas Kurup
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the utility of combined PET/CT for the detection of early local tumor progression after cryoablation of bone metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective single-institution review revealed 61 consecutive patients with 80 separate bone metastases treated with cryoablation who were evaluated with a preablation PET/CT and at least two postablation PET/CT examinations between September 2007 and July 2015. Patients were excluded if they had local therapy or pathologic fracture after ablation...
March 23, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328603/simultaneous-autologus-mandible-and-temporomandibular-joint-reconstruction
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Yigit Ozer Tiftikcioglu, Ersin Gur, Ufuk Bilkay
Ablative surgery of mandible often necessitates combined reconstruction of the mandible and the temporomandibular joint. Fibula-free flaps with gap arthroplasty or osseochondral grafts are common procedures in the authors' practice. In search for a better reconstructive option free fibula flap is used together with a metatarsal bone flap for the vascular reconstruction of the mandibular body and the condyle at the same time. The 2 osseous-free flaps have been fused and used as a combined flow through double-free flap...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324272/lusutrombopag-increases-hematocytes-in-a-compensated-liver-cirrhosis-patient
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Akira Sakamaki, Takayuki Watanabe, Satoshi Abe, Kenya Kamimura, Atsunori Tsuchiya, Masaaki Takamura, Hirokazu Kawai, Satoshi Yamagiwa, Shuji Terai
A 56-year-old Japanese man with liver cirrhosis (LC) due to hepatitis C virus was admitted to our hospital for radiofrequency ablation of residual tumor following lusutrombopag administration. Laboratory tests revealed thrombocytopenia and leukopenia. The patient's LC was managed, and he was classified as Child-Pugh A. After admission, lusutrombopag was administered for 7 days. The platelet count increased to over 50,000/mm(3) after 7-14 days and returned to previous levels 50 days after administration. Leukocyte and erythrocyte counts also increased in response to the treatment and stayed elevated for over 120 days...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323657/histology-and-gadolinium-distribution-in-the-rodent-brain-after-the-administration-of-cumulative-high-doses-of-linear-and-macrocyclic-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents
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Jessica Lohrke, Anna-Lena Frisk, Thomas Frenzel, Laura Schöckel, Martin Rosenbruch, Gregor Jost, Diana Constanze Lenhard, Martin A Sieber, Volker Nischwitz, Astrid Küppers, Hubertus Pietsch
OBJECTIVES: Retrospective studies in patients with primary brain tumors or other central nervous system pathologies as well as postmortem studies have suggested that gadolinium (Gd) deposition occurs in the dentate nucleus (DN) and globus pallidus (GP) after multiple administrations of primarily linear Gd-based contrast agents (GBCAs). However, this deposition has not been associated with any adverse effects or histopathological alterations. The aim of this preclinical study was to systematically examine differences between linear and macrocyclic GBCAs in their potential to induce changes in brain and skin histology including Gd distribution in high spatial resolution...
March 20, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304100/cartilage-specific-autophagy-deficiency-promotes-er-stress-and-impairs-chondrogenesis-in-perk-atf4-chop-dependent-manner
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Xiaomin Kang, Wei Yang, Dongxu Feng, Xinxin Jin, Zhengmin Ma, Zhuang Qian, Tianping Xie, Huixia Li, Jiali Liu, Ruiqi Wang, Fang Li, Danhui Li, Hongzhi Sun, Shufang Wu
Autophagy is activated during nutritionally depleted or hypoxic conditions to facilitate cell survival. As growth plate is an avascular and hypoxic tissue, autophagy may have a crucial role during chondrogenesis, however the functional role and underlying mechanism of autophagy in regulation of growth plate remains elusive. In this study, we generated (TamCart) Atg7(-/-) (Atg7cKO) mice to explore the role of autophagy during endochondral ossification. Atg7cKO mice exhibited growth retardation associated with reduced chondrocyte proliferation, differentiation and increased chondrocyte apoptosis...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301468/recessive-coding-and-regulatory-mutations-in-fblim1-underlie-the-pathogenesis-of-chronic-recurrent-multifocal-osteomyelitis-crmo
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Allison J Cox, Benjamin W Darbro, Ronald M Laxer, Gabriel Velez, Xinyu Bing, Alexis L Finer, Albert Erives, Vinit B Mahajan, Alexander G Bassuk, Polly J Ferguson
Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) is a rare, pediatric, autoinflammatory disease characterized by bone pain due to sterile osteomyelitis, and is often accompanied by psoriasis or inflammatory bowel disease. There are two syndromic forms of CRMO, Majeed syndrome and DIRA, for which the genetic cause is known. However, for the majority of cases of CRMO, the genetic basis is unknown. Via whole-exome sequencing, we detected a homozygous mutation in the filamin-binding domain of FBLIM1 in an affected child with consanguineous parents...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291010/ectopic-pelvic-kidney-mimicking-sacral-metastasis-on-post-therapy-iodine-131-scan-of-a-thyroid-cancer-patient
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Selin Soyluoğlu Demir, Gül Ege Aktaş, Ahmet Polat, Ali Sarıkaya
A 25-year-old woman had total thyroidectomy and iodine-131 ablation therapy for papillary thyroid carcinoma. Whole body imaging on the 7(th) day of therapeutic activity demonstrated radioiodine uptake in the remnant tissue and intense heterogeneous uptake at the sacral region prominently in the posterior image. Initial interpretation was suspicious for sacral metastasis. Technetium-99m-methylene diphosphonate bone scan demonstrated normal bone uptake and the absence of left kidney. On blood-pool phase of bone scan, the absence of left renal activity and an extra area of uptake in the sacral region suggestive of pelvic kidney were noticed...
February 5, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Radionuclide Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280661/reconstruction-of-wassel-type-vi-radial-polydactyly-with-triphalangeal-thumb-using-an-on-top-osteotomy
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Kaiying Shen, Zhigang Wang, Yunlan Xu
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to present a novel surgical technique using an on-top osteotomy and to assess the clinical and radiographic outcomes for the triphalangeal Wassel type VI thumb duplication patients. METHODS: The surgical technique involves ablation of the radial thumb at distal one-third of the metacarpal, corresponding metacarpal osteotomy of the ulnar thumb, with amalgamation of 2 metacarpals and reconstruction of the ulnar thumb by a series of soft tissue procedures...
February 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275010/epithelial-and-non-epithelial-patched-1-ptch1-play-opposing-roles-to-regulate-proliferation-and-morphogenesis-of-the-mouse-mammary-gland
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Teresa Monkkonen, John D Landua, Adriana P Visbal, Michael T Lewis
Patched-1 (Ptch1) has epithelial, stromal, and systemic roles in murine mammary gland organogenesis, yet specific functions remain undefined. Cre-recombinase-mediated Ptch1 ablation in mammary epithelium increased proliferation and branching, but did not phenocopy transgenic expression of activated Smoothened (SmoM2). Epithelium showed no evidence of canonical hedgehog signaling, and hyperproliferation was not blocked by SMO inhibition, suggesting a non-canonical function of PTCH1. Consistent with this possibility, nuclear localization of Cyclin B1 was increased...
March 8, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267623/thymic-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-inducing-kinase-nik-regulates-cd4-t-cell-elicited-liver-injury-and-fibrosis-in-mice
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Hong Shen, Liang Sheng, Yi Xiong, Yeung-Hyen Kim, Lin Jiang, Zheng Chen, Yong Liu, Kalyani Pyaram, Cheong-Hee Chang, Liangyou Rui
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The liver is an immunologically-privileged organ. Breakdown of liver immune privilege has been reported in chronic liver disease; however, the role of adaptive immunity in liver injury is poorly defined. NIK is known to regulate immune tissue development, but its role in maintaining liver homeostasis remains unknown. This study aimed to assess the role of NIK, particularly thymic NIK, in regulating liver adaptive immunity. METHODS: NIK was deleted systemically or conditionally using the cre/loxp system...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261304/the-influence-of-different-footprint-preparation-techniques-on-tissue-regeneration-in-rotator-cuff-repair-in-an-animal-model
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Andreas Ficklscherer, Michaela Serr, Thomas Loitsch, Thomas R Niethammer, Matthias Lahner, Matthias F Pietschmann, Peter E Müller
INTRODUCTION: Rotator cuff tears are common diseases of the upper extremity. There are no recommendations to the surgeon on how to prepare the footprint to ensure optimal tendon-to-bone healing. However, biologic augmentation using stem cells and growth factors is considered to encourage the healing process of the tendon. The aim of the study was to investigate the biomechanical and histological outcome of different footprint preparations in rotator cuff repair. MATERIAL AND METHODS: One hundred and eighty-nine Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned to either spongialization, radiofrequency ablation or an untreated control group...
March 1, 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249543/initial-single-center-experience-radiofrequency-ablation-assisted-vertebroplasty-and-osteoplasty-using-a-bipolar-device-in-the-palliation-of-bone-metastases
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Elizabeth David, Sagi Kaduri, Albert Yee, Edward Chow, Arjun Sahgal, Stephanie Chan, Ramez Hanna
BACKGROUND: To assess the safety and clinical outcomes of bipolar radiofrequency ablation (RFA) assisted vertebroplasty (VP) and osteoplasty (OP) in pathological and insufficiency fractures. The insufficiency fractures were in patients who sustained demineralization secondary to cancer treatment. METHODS: Patients referred for symptomatic malignant or insufficiency fractures for VP or OP from January 2011 to May 2015 were retrospectively reviewed. Bipolar RFA was performed (Osteocool RF ablation system, Baylis Medical) reaching a constant temperature of 70 ℃ over 7 to 15 minutes followed by cement injection...
January 16, 2017: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249001/accuracy-and-reproducibility-of-virtual-cutting-guides-and-3d-navigation-for-osteotomies-of-the-mandible-and-maxilla
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Jonathan M Bernstein, Michael J Daly, Harley Chan, Jimmy Qiu, David Goldstein, Nidal Muhanna, John R de Almeida, Jonathan C Irish
BACKGROUND: We set out to determine the accuracy of 3D-navigated mandibular and maxillary osteotomies with the ultimate aim to integrate virtual cutting guides and 3D-navigation into ablative and reconstructive head and neck surgery. METHODS: Four surgeons (two attending, two clinical fellows) completed 224 unnavigated and 224 3D-navigated osteotomies on anatomical models according to preoperative 3D plans. The osteotomized bones were scanned and analyzed. RESULTS: Median distance from the virtual plan was 2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240364/n-cadherin-regulation-of-bone-growth-and-homeostasis-is-osteolineage-stage-specific
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Francesca Fontana, Cynthia L Hickman-Brecks, Valerie S Salazar, Leila Revollo, Grazia Abou-Ezzi, Susan K Grimston, Sung Yeop Jeong, Marcus Watkins, Manuela Fortunato, Yael Alippe, Daniel C Link, Gabriel Mbalaviele, Roberto Civitelli
N-cadherin inhibits osteogenic cell differentiation and canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling in vitro. However, in vivo both conditional Cdh2 ablation and overexpression in osteoblasts lead to low bone mass. We tested the hypothesis that N-cadherin has different effects on osteolineage cells depending upon their differentiation stage. Embryonic conditional osteolineage Cdh2 deletion in mice results in defective growth, low bone mass and reduced osteoprogenitor number. These abnormalities are prevented by delaying Cdh2 ablation until 1 month of age, thus targeting only committed and mature osteoblasts, suggesting they are the consequence of N-cadherin deficiency in osteoprogenitors...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239205/a-study-of-the-dissociative-recombination-of-cao-with-electrons-implications-for-ca-chemistry-in-the-upper-atmosphere
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D L Bones, M Gerding, J Höffner, Juan Carlos Gómez Martín, J M C Plane
The dissociative recombination of CaO(+) ions with electrons has been studied in a flowing afterglow reactor. CaO(+) was generated by the pulsed laser ablation of a Ca target, followed by entrainment in an Ar(+) ion/electron plasma. A kinetic model describing the gas-phase chemistry and diffusion to the reactor walls was fitted to the experimental data, yielding a rate coefficient of (3.0 ± 1.0) × 10(-7) cm(3) molecule(-1) s(-1) at 295 K. This result has two atmospheric implications. First, the surprising observation that the Ca(+)/Fe(+) ratio is ~8 times larger than Ca/Fe between 90 and 100 km in the atmosphere can now be explained quantitatively by the known ion-molecule chemistry of these two metals...
December 28, 2016: Geophysical Research Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237869/the-role-of-image-guided-therapy-in-the-management-of-colorectal-cancer-metastatic-disease
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Thierry de Baere, Lambros Tselikas, Steven Yevich, Valérie Boige, Frederic Deschamps, Michel Ducreux, Diane Goere, France Nguyen, David Malka
The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) have stressed that the option for treating oligometastatic disease is a strategy of local ablative therapy, the goal of which is to improve disease control. The spectrum of the local ablative therapy toolbox described by the ESMO includes surgical R0 resection, percutaneous ablation and intra-arterial therapies, the choice of treatment being left to the multidisciplinary team. Interventional therapy involving image-guided treatment offers the possibility of less invasive treatments for colorectal cancer metastases in the liver, lung and bone by preserving from toxicity distant healthy organs or even parts of the diseased organs...
February 23, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28235764/cellular-and-molecular-identity-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-in-glioblastoma
#17
Zhihong Chen, Xi Feng, Cameron J Herting, Virginia Alvarez Garcia, Kai Nie, Winnie W Pong, Rikke Rasmussen, Bhakti Dwivedi, Sandra Seby, Susanne A Wolf, David H Gutmann, Dolores Hambardzumyan
In glioblastoma (GBM), tumor--associated macrophages (TAM) represent up to one half of the cells of the tumor mass, including both infiltrating macrophages and resident brain microglia. In an effort to delineate the temporal and spatial dynamics of TAM composition during gliomagenesis, we employed two genetically engineered mouse models where oncogenic drivers and fluorescent reporters were expressed coordinately under the control of the monocyte/microglia--selective Cx3cr1 or Ccr2 promoters, respectively. Using this approach, we demonstrated that CX3CR1LoCCR2Hi monocytes were recruited to the glioblastoma, where they transitioned to CX3CR1HiCCR2Lo macrophages and CX3CR1HiCCR2- microglia--like cells...
February 24, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225581/effect-of-sonication-duration-and-power-on-ablation-depth-during-mr-guided-focused-ultrasound-of-bone
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Matthew D Bucknor, Eugene Ozhinsky, Rutwik Shah, Roland Krug, Viola Rieke
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of differences in sonication duration and power on the size of postcontrast ablation zone following magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) of bone in a swine femoral bone model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Experimental procedures received approval from the Institutional Committee on Animal Research. MRgFUS was used to create two thermal lesions in the left femur of six pigs. Each target was subjected to six sonications. 400J of energy was used for each sonication...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219919/dickkopf-3-ablation-attenuates-the-development-of-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice
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Wen-Lin Cheng, Yang Yang, Xiao-Jing Zhang, Junhong Guo, Jun Gong, Fu-Han Gong, Zhi-Gang She, Zan Huang, Hao Xia, Hongliang Li
BACKGROUND: Dickkopf-3 (DKK3) is a negative regulator of the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, which is involved in inflammation. However, little is known about the relationship between DKK3 expression and the progression of atherosclerosis. The aim of the present study was to define the role of DKK3 and its potential mechanism in the development of atherosclerosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Immunofluorescence analysis showed that DKK3 was strongly expressed in macrophages of atherosclerotic plaques from patients with coronary heart disease and in hyperlipidemic mice...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216308/craniofacial-implants-at-a-single-centre-2005-2015-retrospective-review-of-451-implants
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R Elledge, J Chaggar, N Knapp, T Martin, N White, D Evriviades, S Edmondson, S Parmar
Craniofacial endosseous implants are regularly used to support prostheses in the rehabilitation of complex defects, but reported success rates vary. To review our own clinical practice over 10 years, and particularly to examine the impact of radiotherapy and the timing of placement on the survival of implants, we retrospectively audited the records for all patients who had endosseous implants for prosthetic rehabilitation in our unit between 2005 and 2015. We reviewed 167 records, which gave 451 implants, of which, 222 (49%) were auricular, 98 (22%) nasal, and 131 (29%) orbital...
February 16, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
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