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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938441/canonical-wnt-signaling-regulates-the-pituitary-organizer-and-pituitary-gland-formation
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Allison M Osmundsen, Jessica L Keisler, M Mark Taketo, Shannon W Davis
The pituitary organizer is a domain within the ventral diencephalon that expresses Bmp4, Fgf8, and Fgf10, which induces the formation of the pituitary precursor, Rathke's pouch, from the oral ectoderm. The WNT signaling pathway regulates this pituitary organizer such that loss of Wnt5a leads to an expansion of the pituitary organizer and an enlargement of Rathke's pouch. WNT signaling is classified into canonical signaling, which is mediated by β-CATENIN, and non-canonical signaling, which operates independently of β-CATENIN...
August 16, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938066/systematic-optimization-of-battery-materials-key-parameter-optimization-for-the-scalable-synthesis-of-uniform-high-energy-and-high-stability-lini0-6mn0-2co0-2o2-cathode-material-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#2
Dong Ren, Yun Shen, Yao Yang, Luxi Shen, Barnaby D A Levin, Yingchao Yu, David A Muller, Héctor D Abruña
Ni-rich LiNixMnyCo1-x-yO2 (x>0.5) (NMC) materials have attracted a great deal of interest as promising cathode candidates for Li-ion batteries (LIBs) due to their low cost and high energy density. However, several issues, including sensitivity to moisture, difficulty in reproducibly preparing well-controlled morphology particles and, poor cyclability, have hindered their large scale deployment; especially for electric vehicle (EV) applications. In this work, we have developed a uniform, highly stable, high-energy density, Ni-rich LiNi0...
September 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935751/genome-sequence-of-bacillus-safensis-strain-ingolstadt-isolated-from-the-pectoralis-pouch-of-a-patient-with-defibrillator-related-surgery
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Flavia Dematheis, Markus H Antwerpen, Gregor Grass, Mathias C Walter, Stefan Borgmann
We report the draft genome sequence of clindamycin-resistant Bacillus safensis strain Ingolstadt isolated from a patient with bacterial colonization after heart surgery. The draft genome comprises 3.75 Mbp and harbors 3,793 predicted protein-encoding genes and a small plasmid.
September 21, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935201/gastric-pouch-emptying-of-solid-food-in-patients-with-successful-and-unsuccessful-weight-loss-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass-surgery
#4
Laura N Deden, Mellody I Cooiman, Edo O Aarts, Ignace M C Janssen, Martin Gotthardt, Baudewijn W Hendrickx, Frits J Berends
BACKGROUND: After Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), approximately 10% of patients have insufficient weight loss (excess body mass index loss<50%). Gastric pouch emptying may have a role in weight loss. OBJECTIVES: To compare pouch emptying of patients with poor weight loss and patients with successful weight loss after RYGB. SETTING: A research-intensive nonacademic hospital and center of expertise in bariatric surgery in the Netherlands METHODS: Female patients were included from among patients with the least (poor weight loss group [P-WL]) and the most weight loss (successful weight loss group [S-WL]) in our center 2 years after RYGB...
August 12, 2017: Surgery for Obesity and related Diseases: Official Journal of the American Society for Bariatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935004/intestinal-parasites-and-anthelmintic-treatments-in-a-laboratory-colony-of-wild-caught-african-pouched-rats-cricetomys-ansorgei
#5
Cassandra O Cullin, Matthew S Sellers, Erin R Rogers, Kathleen E Scott, Danielle N Lee, Alexander G Ophir, Todd A Jackson
African giant pouched rats (Cricetomys spp.) are large rodents native to subSaharan Africa. Wild-caught pouched rats identified as Cricetomys ansorgei (n = 49) were imported from Tanzania. A survey of gastrointestinal parasitism by fecal flotation revealed the presence of multiple parasites, including Nippostrongylus spp., Heterakis spp., Trichuris spp., Hymenolepis spp., Raillietina spp., and Eimeria spp. Oral self-administered fenbendazole (150 ppm), topical moxidectin (2 mg/kg), pyrantel pamoate (15 mg/kg), piperazine (100 mg/kg daily), and injectable ivermectin (0...
October 1, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930753/camel-milk-attenuates-rheumatoid-arthritis-via-inhibition-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-pathway
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Hany H Arab, Samir A Salama, Tamer M Abdelghany, Hany A Omar, El-Shaimaa A Arafa, Majed M Alrobaian, Ibrahim A Maghrabi
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Camel milk (CM) has shown beneficial anti-inflammatory actions in several experimental and clinical settings. So far, its effect on rheumatoid arthritis (RA) has not been previously explored. Thus, the current work aimed to evaluate the effects of CM in Adjuvant-induced arthritis and air pouch edema models in rats, which mimic human RA. METHODS: CM was administered at 10 ml/kg orally for 3 weeks starting on the day of Freund's adjuvant paw inoculation...
September 20, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929961/-national-antimicrobial-resistance-surveillance-system-namrss-external-quality-assessment-studies-2011-2016
#7
Serap Süzük Yıldız, Hüsniye Şimşek, Nilay Çöplü, Zeynep Gülay
Establishment of sustainable and evidence-based surveillance systems are recommended for prevention of microbial resistance by the World Health Organization (WHO). As a necessity of these surveillance systems, participants are recommended to implement an external quality assessment (EQA) program. In this scope, National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (NARSS) has been established within the Public Health Institute of Turkey (PHIT) in our country since 2011. In the scope of this surveillance, NARSS EQA program has been implemented in a cycle per year and four isolates were sent to participants per cycle every year since 2011...
July 2017: Mikrobiyoloji Bülteni
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929278/effect-and-mechanisms-of-diabetes-resolution-according-to-the-range-of-gastric-resection-and-the-length-of-anastomosis-in-animal-models-implication-for-gastric-cancer-surgery-in-patients-with-diabetes-mellitus
#8
Yeon-Ju Huh, Young-Gil Son, Tae-Han Kim, Ji-Ho Park, Tae-Jung Oh, Boram Choi, Jimin Min, Young Min Cho, Han-Kwang Yang, Hyuk-Joon Lee
BACKGROUND: To examine the effect and mechanism of Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB) on the improvement of diabetes according to the length of anastomosis and the gastric pouch volume in an animal model. METHODS: Glucose intolerance was induced with a high-fat diet for 3 months in Sprague-Dawley rats. The animals were subjected to conventional RYGB (cRYGB; 5% gastric pouch with 15-cm Roux limb, 40-cm biliopancreatic limb; n = 9), short-limb RYGB (sRYGB; 5%, 8, 4 cm; n = 9), fundus-sparing RYGB (fRYGB; 30%, 8, 4 cm; n = 9), or sham operation (n = 9)...
September 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929216/refractory-pouchitis-improves-after-administration-of-the-green-tea-polyphenol-egcg-a-retrospective-review
#9
Minesh Mehta, Shifat Ahmed, Gerald Dryden
INTRODUCTION: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a common, chronic, inflammatory process limited to the colon. UC affects up to 1 million individuals in the USA alone and requires resection in up to 30% of patients. Resection is often followed by creation of a pouch. Pouchitis is the most common complication of ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) following total proctocolectomy, affecting up to 50% of patients. Symptoms include increased stool frequency, urgency, cramping, and bleeding. Management of pouchitis is complex in antibiotic refractory cases...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927159/diagnostic-value-of-inflammatory-cell-infiltrates-tumor-stroma-percentage-and-disease-free-survival-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
#10
Katarzyna Jakubowska, Wojciech Kisielewski, Luiza Kańczuga-Koda, Mariusz Koda, Waldemar Famulski
The anticancer immune defense mechanism involves humoral and cellular responses. The main effector mechanisms of antitumor responses involve the following: the activity of cytotoxic T cells; the activation of macrophages and neutrophils; the activity of cytokines secreted by T cells; and natural killer cell activity. Selected cell populations are responsible for the stimulation or suppression of the immune system against tumor cells. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the location, extent and composition of the cellular inflammatory infiltration of tumors in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924136/a-case-of-tracheobronchomalacia-mimicking-acute-pulmonary-embolism
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Stefani M Schwartz, Katherine J Greco, Venugopal Reddy
BACKGROUND Pulmonary embolism is a common acute postoperative complication and is associated with 100,000 deaths per year in the USA. Tracheobronchomalacia is an uncommon condition, which presents with similar symptoms to pulmonary embolism, including hypoxemia, tachycardia, and shortness of breath. We describe a case of a patient who presented with postoperative pulmonary symptoms that were initially thought to be due to pulmonary embolism. However, following imaging investigations these symptoms were found to be due to tracheobronchomalacia...
September 19, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922254/obese-patients-undergoing-ileal-pouch-anal-anastomosis-short-and-long-term-surgical-outcomes
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Nicholas P McKenna, Kellie L Mathis, Mohammad A Khasawneh, Eric J Dozois, David W Larson, John H Pemberton, Amy L Lightner
BACKGROUND: Ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the preferred surgical treatment for patients with chronic ulcerative colitis. Little is known about the impact of obesity on operative characteristics, short-term postoperative complications and long-term functional outcomes after IPAA. METHODS: A retrospective review of all patients undergoing IPAA for chronic ulcerative colitis at a single tertiary referral center between January 2002 and August 2013 was performed...
August 23, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920017/esophageal-atresia-with-tracheo-esophageal-fistula-presenting-beyond-7-days
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Nilesh Nagdeve, Mohini Sukhdeve, Tushar Thakre, Suresh Morey
AIM: To describe our experience of neonates with esophageal atresia with tracheo-esophageal fistula (EA with TEF) who presented after a week. DESIGN: Retrospective study of the patients of EA with TEF who presented after a week. STUDY SETTING: Department of Pediatric Surgery, Government Medical College Nagpur. Study Duration: Eight years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Demographic information, hematological, biochemical and radiological data were obtained from the patients' medical records...
July 2017: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919392/oral-mucosal-irritation-study-in-hamster-to-evaluate-a-therapeutic-apparatus-using-hydrogen-peroxide-photolysis-for-periodontitis-treatment
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Yoshimi Niwano, Kazunori Konno, Takeshi Matayoshi, Keisuke Nakamura, Taro Kanno, Keiichi Sasaki
We conducted an oral mucosal irritation study in hamsters to evaluate a therapeutic apparatus using hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) photolysis for periodontitis treatment (ISO 10993-Part 10, Annex B.3). The cheek pouches in 15 male hamsters were allocated to one of six groups. Group 1 received pure water treatment (control group). Group 2 received laser irradiation at 80 mW. Group 3 received 3% H2O2. Groups 4-6 received laser irradiation of 3% H2O2 at 80, 40, and 20 mW, respectively. The total treatment time was set at 7 min and treatment was repeated three times at approximately 1-h intervals...
September 14, 2017: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919097/j-pouch-vs-side-to-end-anastomosis-after-hand-assisted-laparoscopic-low-anterior-resection-for-rectal-cancer-a-prospective-randomized-trial-on-short-and-long-term-outcomes-including-life-quality-and-functional-results
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Nuri Okkabaz, Mustafa Haksal, Ali Emre Atici, Yunus Emre Altuntas, Ersin Gundogan, Fazli Cem Gezen, Mustafa Oncel
PURPOSE: To analyze the outcomes of j-pouch and side-to-end anastomosis in rectal cancer patients treated with laparoscopic hand-assisted low anterior resection. METHODS: Prospective trial on cases randomized to have a colonic j-pouch or a side-to-end anastomosis after low anterior resection. Demographics, characteristics of disease and treatment, perioperative results, and functional outcomes and life quality were compared between the groups. RESULTS: Seventy four patients were randomized...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919093/clip-closure-and-division-instead-of-stapling-for-the-last-small-gastric-bridge-between-gastric-pouch-and-remnant-stomach-in-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#16
Adem Yuksel, Fatih Sumer, Cuneyt Kayaalp
INTRODUCTION: Here, a modification during gastric pouch forming was implemented in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). We aimed to examine the feasibility of metallic clip closure for the remaining small stomach bridges (<1 cm) between the pouch and the remnant stomach. METHODS: During pouch creation, after the last stapler firing, the remaining small bridge was closed with clips and divided instead of using a new stapler. Metallic clips for this aim were used in 41 of 520 LRYGP between September 2010 and January 2017...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917658/multiple-events-of-gene-manipulation-via-in-pouch-electroporation-in-a-marsupial-model-of-mammalian-forebrain-development
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Annalisa Paolino, Laura R Fenlon, Peter Kozulin, Linda J Richards, Rodrigo Suárez
BACKGROUND: The technique of in utero electroporation has been widely used in eutherians, such as mice and rats, to investigate brain development by selectively manipulating gene expression in specific neuronal populations. A major challenge, however, is that surgery is required to access the embryos, affecting animal survival and limiting the number of times it can be performed within the same litter. New method: Marsupials are born at an early stage of brain development as compared to eutherians...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916859/near-infrared-cholecystocholangiography-with-direct-intragallbladder-indocyanine-green-injection-preliminary-clinical-results
#18
Yu-Yin Liu, Chien-Hung Liao, Michele Diana, Shang-Yu Wang, Seong-Ho Kong, Chun-Nan Yeh, Bernard Dallemagne, Jacques Marescaux, Ta-Sen Yeh
BACKGROUND: Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence cholangiography by systemic administration of indocyanine green (ICG) enhances the visualization of the biliary tree anatomy. However, the simultaneous enhancement of liver parenchyma can disturb the visualization of critical details. We herein proposed a new technique of NIR cholecystocholangiography by intragallbladder ICG injection to increase the safety during laparoscopic cholecystectomy. METHODS: A total of 46 patients scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy for symptomatic lithiasis (n = 21) or cholecystitis (n = 25) were enrolled...
September 15, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914114/shining-dead-bone-cause-for-cautious-interpretation-of-18-f-naf-pet-scans
#19
Magnus Bernhardsson, Olof Sandberg, Marcus Ressner, Jacek Koziorowski, Jonas Malmquist, Per Aspenberg
Background and purpose - [(18)F]Fluoride ([(18)F]NaF) PET scan is frequently used for estimation of bone healing rate and extent in cases of bone allografting and fracture healing. Some authors claim that [(18)F]NaF uptake is a measure of osteoblastic activity, calcium metabolism, or bone turnover. Based on the known affinity of fluoride to hydroxyapatite, we challenged this view. Methods - 10 male rats received crushed, frozen allogeneic cortical bone fragments in a pouch in the abdominal wall on the right side, and hydroxyapatite granules on left side...
September 15, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913642/small-volume-fast-emptying-gastric-pouch-leads-to-better-long-term-weight-loss-and-food-tolerance-after-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
#20
Daniel Riccioppo, Marco Aurelio Santo, Manoel Rocha, Carlos Alberto Buchpiguel, Marcio Augusto Diniz, Denis Pajecki, Roberto de Cleva, Flavio Kawamoto
INTRODUCTION: Anatomical and functional influences on gastric bypass (GBP) results are often poorly evaluated and not yet fully understood. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the influence of the gastric pouch volume and its emptying rate on long-term weight loss and food tolerance after GBP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Weight loss, food tolerance, pouch volumetry (V) by three-dimensional reconstruction, and pouch emptying rate by 4 h scintigraphy were evaluated in 67 patients...
September 14, 2017: Obesity Surgery
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