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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324817/developmental-toxicity-and-induction-of-vitellogenin-in-embryo-larval-stages-of-zebrafish-danio-rerio-exposed-to-methyl-paraben
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Vrinda Yatin Dambal, Karthikeyan Ponnien Selvan, Christy Lite, S Barathi, Winkins Santosh
MethylParaben (MP), a methyl ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid, is used as an anti-microbial preservative in foods, drugs and cosmetics for decades. It enters the aquatic environment, and can have toxic effects on aquatic organisms. Little is known on the developmental toxicity of MP exposure to zebrafish during early life stages. In this study, the developmental effects of MP were evaluated in embryo-larval zebrafish (at concentrations ranging from 100μM, 200μM, 400µM, 800μM and 1000μM for 96h post fertilization (hpf)...
March 18, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324617/rare-localized-extralobar-sequestration-with-congenital-cystic-adenomatoid-malformation-a-case-report
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Satoshi Nagasaka, Satsuki Kina, Yoshihito Arimoto, Fumi Yokote, Tsuyoshi Uchida, Hirochika Matsubara
Extralobar sequestrations constitute a rare form of congenital pulmonary airway malformations that are difficult to diagnose. Here, we report a rare case of a localized extralobar sequestration in the right superior portion of the mediastinum accompanied by congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation.A 19-year-old man presented with a right upper mediastinal mass that was detected using chest radiography, had a history of left spontaneous pneumothorax, and had undergone a bullectomy 4 years previously.The initial diagnosis included a mature teratoma and a bronchogenic cyst in the mediastinum; however, the presence of a cystic mass in the right upper lobe of the lung prompted further examination...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324273/acute-pancreatitis-caused-by-mycoplasma-pneumoniae-an-unusual-etiology
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Teresa Valdés Lacasa, María Alejandra Duarte Borges, Alicia García Marín, Covadonga Gómez Cuervo
It is well known that the most important etiologies of acute pancreatitis are gallstones and alcohol consumption. Once these causes have been ruled out, especially in young adults, it is important to consider less frequent etiologic factors such as drugs, trauma, malformations, autoimmunity or systemic diseases. Other rare and less well studied causes of this pathology are infections, among which Mycoplasma pneumoniae has been reported to cause acute pancreatitis as an unusual extrapulmonary manifestation. Here, we report the case of a 21-year-old patient who had acute idiopathic pancreatitis associated with an upper respiratory tract infection...
March 21, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324193/hemodynamic-characterization-of-peripheral-arterio-venous-malformations
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Sabrina Frey, A Haine, R Kammer, H von Tengg-Kobligk, D Obrist, I Baumgartner
Peripheral arterio-venous malformations (pAVMs) are congenital vascular anomalies that require treatment, due to their severe clinical consequences. The complexity of lesions often leads to misdiagnosis and ill-planned treatments. To improve disease management, we developed a computational model to quantify the hemodynamic effects of key angioarchitectural features of pAVMs. Hemodynamic results were used to predict the transport of contrast agent (CA), which allowed us to compare our findings to digital subtraction angiography (DSA) recordings of patients...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324183/multimodality-management-and-outcomes-of-brain-arterio-venous-malformations-avms-in-children-personal-experience-and-review-of-the-literature-with-specific-emphasis-on-age-at-first-avm-bleed
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Anan Shtaya, John Millar, Owen Sparrow
PURPOSE: The purpose of this paper is to study the presentation and analyse the results of multimodality treatment of brain arterio-venous malformations (AVMs) in children at our centre and review age at first AVM rupture in the literature. METHODS: Of 52 patients aged <18 years, 47 with brain AVMs (27 males and 20 females) aged 4-17 years (mean 12.2) were retrospectively reviewed. PubMed search revealed five additional studies including 267 patients where the prevalence of age-related AVMs rupture was analysed...
March 21, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324176/bhlha9-regulates-apical-ectodermal-ridge-formation-during-limb-development
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Kensuke Kataoka, Takahide Matsushima, Yoshiaki Ito, Tempei Sato, Shigetoshi Yokoyama, Hiroshi Asahara
Split hand/foot malformation (SHFM) and SHFM combined with long-bone deficiency (SHFLD) are congenital dysgeneses of the limb. Although six different loci/mutations (SHFM1-SHFM6) have been found from studies on families with SHFM, the causes and associated pathogenic mechanisms for a large number of patients remain unidentified. On the basis of the identification of a duplicated gene region involving BHLHA9 in some affected families, BHLHA9 was identified as a novel SHFM/SHFLD-related gene. Although Bhlha9 is predicted to participate in limb development as a transcription factor, its precise function is unclear...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323878/microsurgery-for-intracranial-arteriovenous-malformation-long-term-outcomes-in-445-patients
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Qingqing Ren, Min He, Yunhui Zeng, Zhiyong Liu, Hao Liu, Jianguo Xu
BACKGROUND: The management of intracranial arteriovenous malformations(AVMs) poses challenges to the cerebrovascular specialists. OBJECTIVE: To review the long-term outcomes of intracranial AVMs treated with microsurgical resections. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of 445 patients with intracranial AVMs treated in our hospital from January 1st, 2008 to December 31st, 2014. The extracted data included demographic characteristics, clinical presentations, Spetzler-Martin (SM) grades, Supplemented Spetzler-Martin (SM-Supp) Grades, treatment modalities, long-term outcomes, and obliteration rates...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323629/effects-of-levothyroxine-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-with-thyroid-dysfunction-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jia Li, Jie Shen, Lan Qin
Context • Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) in pregnancy can be associated with increased complications in pregnant women and neurocognitive deficits in fetuses. Two recently published meta-analyses investigated the effects of levothyroxine (LT4) supplementation on pregnancy outcomes but did not report adverse complications and neonatal outcomes. Objectives • The study intended to assess the effects of LT4 supplementation in the treatment of pregnant women with thyroid dysfunction. Design • The research team performed a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published in PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, Chinese BioMedical Literature Service System, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases...
March 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319995/clinical-trials-of-therapeutics-for-the-prevention-of-congenital-zika-virus-disease-challenges-and-potential-solutions
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Alex P Salam, Amanda Rojek, Jake Dunning, Peter W Horby
Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in pregnancy is associated with adverse fetal outcomes, such as microcephaly and other congenital malformations. No therapeutic options are available to pregnant women with ZIKV infection to prevent these effects. Drug trials in pregnancy raise several scientific, ethical, and logistical challenges, which are compounded further in ZIKV because of limited knowledge of the disease pathophysiology and a product development pipeline in its infancy. We evaluate the major challenges in choosing therapeutics to prevent congenital ZIKV disease and conducting clinical trials of these treatments, with a focus on preventing congenital central nervous system malformations...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319946/rebleeding-and-outcome-in-patients-with-symptomatic-brain-stem-cavernomas
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Antonio Arauz, Hernán M Patiño-Rodriguez, Mónica Chavarria-Medina, Mayra Becerril, Gabriel Mauricio Longo, Edgar Nathal
PURPOSE: We sought to evaluate the long-term functional outcomes and identify the potential risk factors for rebleeding in patients with brain stem cavernous malformations (BCMs) who presented with hemorrhages and were surgically or conservatively treated and prospectively monitored. METHODS: From January 1990 to July 2015, we included patients with first hemorrhagic episodes secondary to single BCMs. Modified Rankin score (mRS) was used for neurological status assessment...
March 21, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319315/maxillofacial-features-and-systemic-malformations-in-expanded-spectrum-hemifacial-microsomia
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Noah Cohen, Erica Cohen, Alberto Gaiero, Silvia Zecca, Graziella Fichera, Federica Baldi, Joseph Felix Giordanetto, Jacques Marie Mercier, Amnon Cohen
Hemifacial microsomia (HFM) is a rare, multisystemic congenital disease with estimated frequency of 1/26370 births in Europe. Most cases are sporadic and caused by unilateral abnormal morphogenesis of the first and second pharyngeal arches. The aim of this study is to define the types and frequency of maxillofacial and systemic malformations in HFM patients. This is a case series study of patients with HFM evaluated at a single institution. Data were acquired through history, physical examination, photographs, diagnostic radiology, and laboratory and analyzed by the FileMakerPro database on 95 patients (54F; 41M) of which 89 met the inclusion criteria...
March 20, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319210/oculo-dento-digital-dysplasia-oddd-due-to-a-gja1-mutation-report-of-a-case-with-emphasis-on-dental-manifestations
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Christina Hadjichristou, Violetta Christophidou-Anastasiadou, Athina Bakopoulou, George A Tanteles, Maria A Loizidou, Kyriacos Kyriacou, Andreas Hadjisavvas, Konstantinos Michalakis, Argyris Pissiotis, Petros Koidis
Oculo-dento-digital dysplasia (ODDD) is a congenital disorder manifesting with multiple phenotypic abnormalities involving the face, eyes, teeth, and limbs in addition to neurologic symptomatology. This report aims to present a female patient with ODDD who was referred due to extensive oral restorative needs. The presence of hypoplastic enamel triggered further evaluation. Characteristic facies with hypoplastic alae nasi and syndactyly offered greater insight into the phenotype of the syndrome. Clinical suspicion was confirmed by genetic sequencing revealing heterozygous mutation in GJA1...
March 20, 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318966/structural-biology-of-the-zika-virus
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REVIEW
Yi Shi, George F Gao
Zika virus (ZIKV), a Flaviviridae family member transmitted to humans by mosquitoes, has emerged as a major health concern. ZIKV infections can cause serious neurological complications in adults, and infection in pregnant women can cause congenital malformations, including fetal and newborn microcephaly. In response to this emerging concern, the structural virology field was quick to explore the features of ZIKV. These efforts have provided significant insights into ZIKV pathogenesis, and have identified targets for drug design...
March 15, 2017: Trends in Biochemical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318597/the-timing-of-surgery-of-antenatally-diagnosed-choledochal-malformations-a-descriptive-analysis-of-a-26-year-nationwide-cohort
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Maria H A van den Eijnden, Ruben H de Kleine, Ivo de Blaauw, Paul M J G Peeters, Bart G P Koot, Matthijs W N Oomen, Cornelius E J Sloots, Wim G van Gemert, David C van der Zee, L W Ernest van Heurn, Henkjan J Verkade, Jim C H Wilde, Jan B F Hulscher
INTRODUCTION: Choledochal malformations (CMs) are increasingly diagnosed antenatally. There is a dilemma between early surgery to prevent CM-related symptoms and postponing surgery to reduce complications. We aimed to identify the optimal timing of surgery in asymptomatic neonates with antenatally diagnosed CM and to identify predictors for development of symptoms. METHODS: Using the Netherlands Study group on CHoledochal Cyst/malformation (NeSCHoc) we retrospectively collected demographic, biochemical and surgical data from all Dutch patients with an antenatally detected CM...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318485/shaping-the-sound-of-voice
#15
Ralph Marcucio
The proper development of the vocal cords requires embryos to contain a certain number of progenitor cells, and mutations that lead to an overflow of cells can cause malformations of the voice box.
March 20, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318403/familial-cerebral-cavernous-malformations-are-associated-with-adrenal-calcifications-on-ct-scans-an-imaging-biomarker-for-a-hereditary-cerebrovascular-condition
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Corinne D Strickland, Steven C Eberhardt, Mary R Bartlett, Jeffrey Nelson, Helen Kim, Leslie A Morrison, Blaine L Hart
Purpose To determine if adrenal calcifications seen at computed tomography (CT) are associated with familial cerebral cavernous malformations (fCCMs) in carriers of the CCM1 Common Hispanic Mutation. Materials and Methods This study was approved by the institutional review board. The authors retrospectively reviewed abdominal CT scans in 38 patients with fCCM, 38 unaffected age- and sex-matched control subjects, and 13 patients with sporadic, nonfamilial cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM). The size, number, and laterality of calcifications and the morphologic characteristics of the adrenal gland were recorded...
March 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318347/teratogenic-hazard-of-bpei-coated-silver-nanoparticles-to-xenopus-laevis
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Anita Colombo, Melissa Saibene, Elisa Moschini, Patrizia Bonfanti, Maddalena Collini, Kaja Kasemets, Paride Mantecca
Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) are among the most exploited antimicrobial agents and are used in many consumer products. Size and surface reactivity are critical physico-chemical properties responsible for NPs toxicity, and surface coatings, often used to functionalize or stabilize AgNPs, can influence their toxic profile and biocompatibility. In the current study the developmental toxicity of 1) negatively charged citrate-coated AgNPs (Cit-AgNPs), 2) positively charged branched polyethylenimine-coated AgNPs (BPEI-AgNPs), and 3) Ag(+) (from 0...
March 20, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318153/-dental-alveolar-bone-and-dental-arch-remodeling-in-children-orthodontic-diagnosis-and-treatments-based-on-individual-child-arch-development
#18
Li Xiaobing
The etiology of malocclusions basically involves both congenital and environmental factors. Malocclusion is the result of the abnormal development of the orofacial complex (including tooth, dental alveolar bone, upper and lower jaws). Early orthodontic interceptive treatments involve the elimination of all congenital and environmental factors that contribute to the malformation of the orofacial complex, as well as interrupt the deviated development of the orofacial complex and the occlusion. Early orthodontic interceptive treatments mainly aim to use children's growth potential to correct abnormal developments of occlusions and orthodontically treat malocclusions more efficiently...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317447/intraspinal-bronchogenic-cyst-series-of-case-reports-and-literature-review
#19
Xueying Ma, Wenfei Li, Chen Niu, Fengli Liang, Liping Guo, Tahir Mehmood Shakir, Ming Zhang
PURPOSE: Spinal bronchogenic cysts (SBCs) are rare congenital lesions. The clinical and imaging characteristics and treatment of SBCs are not well known. We studied three cases of SBCs retrospectively, which were registered in our department and analyzed eight case reports which were all published in English, focusing on providing a deeper knowledge of SBCs. METHODS: Three patients with SBCs registered in our department were retrospectively reviewed. Eight reported SBCs cases published from 1992 to 2015 were enrolled in our study...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317046/a-rare-case-of-choledochal-cyst-with-pancreas-divisum-case-presentation-and-literature-review
#20
Adrián Ransom-Rodríguez, Ruben Blachman-Braun, Emilio Sánchez-García Ramos, Jesús Varela-Prieto, Erick Rosas-Lezama, Miguel Ángel Mercado
Choledochal cysts are rare congenital malformations of the bile duct characterized by dilatations of the intrahepatic and/or extrahepatic portion of the biliary tree, they are associated to an anomalous arrangement of the pancreaticobiliary duct. Pancreas divisum results from a fusion failure of the pancreatic buds. The coexistence of pancreas divisum and choledochal cyst in adults has been reported in less than 10 well documented cases. This article presents a case of a 42-year-old Peruvian man with intermittent episodes of abdominal pain, initially diagnosed with choledocholithiasis, who underwent open cholecystectomy...
February 2017: Ann Hepatobiliary Pancreat Surg
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