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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109703/investigation-of-anogenital-distance-as-a-diagnostic-tool-in-endometriosis
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Maria L Sánchez-Ferrer, Jaime Mendiola, Raquel Jiménez-Velázquez, Laura Cánovas-López, Shiana Corbalán-Biyang, Ana I Hernández-Peñalver, Ana Carmona-Barnosi, Ana B Maldonado-Cárceles, Maria T Prieto-Sánchez, Francisco Machado-Linde, Anibal Nieto, Alberto M Torres-Cantero
An association between anogenital distance (AGD) and endometriosis has been reported, suggesting that AGD may be a useful clinical tool in endometriosis. The predictive ability of AGD of women in discriminating presence and type of endometriosis was examined. A case-control study was conducted at the University Hospital 'Virgen de la Arrixaca', Murcia, Spain, between 2014 and 2015. A total of 114 participants diagnosed with endometriosis using ultrasound findings and 105 controls were recruited. Two AGD measurements were obtained: one from the anterior clitoral surface to the upper verge of the anus (AGDAC), and another one from the posterior fourchette to the upper verge of the anus (AGDAF)...
January 10, 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100816/diets-derived-from-maize-monoculture-cause-maternal-infanticides-in-the-endangered-european-hamster-due-to-a-vitamin-b3-deficiency
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Mathilde L Tissier, Yves Handrich, Odeline Dallongeville, Jean-Patrice Robin, Caroline Habold
From 1735 to 1940, maize-based diets led to the death of hundreds of thousands of people from pellagra, a complex disease caused by tryptophan and vitamin B3 deficiencies. The current cereal monoculture trend restricts farmland animals to similarly monotonous diets. However, few studies have distinguished the effects of crop nutritional properties on the reproduction of these species from those of other detrimental factors such as pesticide toxicity or agricultural ploughing. This study shows that maize-based diets cause high rates of maternal infanticides in the European hamster, a farmland species on the verge of extinction in Western Europe...
January 25, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099070/laparoscopic-rectal-dissection-assisted-by-transanal-endoluminal-videoendoscopy-through-a-blunt-tip-trocar
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Emanuele Asti, Andrea Lovece, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Laparoscopic resection is a well-established approach for colorectal cancer surgery. In patients with rectal cancer treated by neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy, it may be difficult to identify a clear safety margin for endostapling and subsequent anastomosis. We designed an innovative technical approach to assist colorectal anastomosis in these patients. TECHNIQUE: A four-trocar laparoscopic approach is used. After exploration of the abdominal cavity, the left colic flexure is completely mobilized...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092752/optimising-uk-urban-road-verge-contributions-to-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-services-with-cost-effective-management
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Odhran S O'Sullivan, Alison R Holt, Philip H Warren, Karl L Evans
Urban road verges can contain significant biodiversity, contribute to structural connectivity between other urban greenspaces, and due to their proximity to road traffic are well placed to provide ecosystem services. Using the UK as a case study we review and critically evaluate a broad range of evidence to assess how this considerable potential can be enhanced despite financial, contractual and public opinion constraints. Reduced mowing frequency and other alterations would enhance biodiversity, aesthetics and pollination services, whilst delivering costs savings and potentially being publically acceptable...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091845/comparison-of-the-clinical-results-of-abdominoperanal-intersphincteric-resection-and-abdominoperineal-resection-for-lower-rectal-cancer
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Shunsuke Tsukamoto, Yukihide Kanemitsu, Dai Shida, Hiroki Ochiai, Junichi Mazaki
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to compare the oncologic results of abdominoperanal intersphincteric resection (ISR) and abdominoperineal resection (APR). METHODS: Between 2003 and 2014, 277 consecutive patients with stage I-III low rectal cancer located within 5 cm from the anal verge underwent curative ISR and APR. A retrospective comparison of these two procedures was performed. RESULTS: Overall, 128 patients underwent ISR and 149 underwent APR...
January 16, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091842/squamous-cell-dysplasia-in-the-proximal-rectum-of-three-patients-treated-for-ulcerative-colitis-on-immunomodulators
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James G Connolly, Stephen E Goldstone
BACKGROUND: Anal canal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (HSIL) is the precursor to anal cancer. Immunocompromised patients are at increased risk and disease is usually within 3 cm from the anal verge. High-resolution anoscopy (HRA) with an 8-cm anoscope is used to identify and guide cautery treatment of HSIL. PURPOSE: We report three patients with a long-term history of ulcerative colitis (UC) treated with systemic immunomodulators who developed proximally located rectal HSIL...
January 13, 2017: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089403/consensus-statement-on-the-management-of-dyslipidaemias-in-adults
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S Béliard, F Bonnet, B Bouhanick, E Bruckert, B Cariou, S Charrière, V Durlach, P Moulin, R Valéro, B Vergès
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 12, 2017: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076857/the-journey-of-geographic-atrophy-through-past-present-and-future
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Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg
"Geographic atrophy" is a concise term that has been firmly established for the description of the end-stage manifestation of nonexudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD). "Geographic lesions" resembling sharply demarcated continents on a map have been originally described in the German literature in 1854 (landkartenartiger/inselförmiger Zungenfratt) for a manifestation later called "geographic tongue" in English. In 1970, Gass was the first to describe "geographic areas of atrophy" in "senile macular choroidal degeneration...
January 12, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072899/endoluminal-vacuum-therapy-as-treatment-for-anastomotic-colorectal-leakage
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Giovanni Milito, Giorgio Lisi, Dario Venditti, Michela Campanelli, Elena Aronadio, Simona Grande, Francesca Cabry, Michele Grande
BACKGROUND: The clinical leakage rate after anterior resection varies from 2.8-20%, with a 6-22% mortality rate and a 10-80% risk of permanent stoma. Endo-SPONGE® (B. Braun Melsungen AG, Melsungen, Germany) may treat extraperitoneal anastomotic leakage in the lesser pelvis. It consists of an open-pored sponge inserted into the cavity. A drainage tube fixed to a low vacuum drainage system is then connected to the sponge through the anus. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Between January 2007 and December 2014, 14 patients with anastomotic leakage following low anterior resection were treated with Endo-SPONGE® and were prospectively evaluated...
January 10, 2017: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070739/delayed-renal-artery-pseudoaneurysm-after-robotic-partial-nephrectomy
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Daniel P Verges, Andrew Margules, Samuel Weprin, Basil Ferenczi, Costas D Lallas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061424/sorption-degradation-and-transport-phenomena-of-alcohol-ethoxysulfates-in-agricultural-soils-laboratory-studies
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C Fernández-Ramos, R Rodríguez-Gómez, M S Reis, A Zafra-Gómez, C Verge, J A de Ferrer, M Pérez-Pascual, J L Vílchez
In the present work, laboratory studies were conducted in order to determine and model the sorption, degradation and transport processes of alcohol ethoxysulfates (AES), one of the most important groups of anionic surfactants. Adsorption/desorption isotherms were obtained for several structurally related AES ethoxymers (homologue AES-C12En with n = 0-10 ethoxymer units and homologue AES-C14En with n = 0-7 ethoxymer units) using a batch equilibrium method. Data were fitted to a linear and a Freundlich isotherm models...
December 20, 2016: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059126/an-exploratory-study-of-predisposing-genetic-factors-for-digeorge-velocardiofacial-syndrome
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Laia Vergés, Francesca Vidal, Esther Geán, Alexandra Alemany-Schmidt, Maria Oliver-Bonet, Joan Blanco
DiGeorge/velocardiofacial syndrome (DGS/VCFS) is a disorder caused by a 22q11.2 deletion mediated by non-allelic homologous recombination (NAHR) between low-copy repeats (LCRs). We have evaluated the role of LCR22 genomic architecture and PRDM9 variants as DGS/VCFS predisposing factors. We applied FISH using fosmid probes on chromatin fibers to analyze the number of tandem repeat blocks in LCR22 in two DGS/VCFS fathers-of-origin with proven 22q11.2 NAHR susceptibility. Results revealed copy number variations (CNVs) of L9 and K3 fosmids in these individuals compared to controls...
January 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019698/novel-product-specificity-toward-erlose-and-panose-exhibited-by-multi-site-engineered-mutants-of-amylosucrase
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Alizée Vergès, Emmanuelle Cambon, Sophie Barbe, Claire Moulis, Magali Remaud-Siméon, Isabelle André
A computer-aided engineering approach recently enabled to deeply reshape the active site of N. polysaccharea amylosucrase for recognition of non-natural acceptor substrates. Libraries of variants were constructed and screened on sucrose allowing the identification of 17 mutants able to synthesize molecules from sole sucrose, which are not synthesized by the parental wild-type enzyme. Three of the isolated mutants as well as the new products synthesized were characterized in details. Mutants contain between 7 and 11 mutations in the active site and the new molecules were identified as being a sucrose derivative, named erlose (α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→4)-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→2)-β-D-Fructose), and a new malto-oligosaccharide named panose (α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→6)-α-D-glucopyranosyl-(1→4)-α-D-Glucose)...
December 26, 2016: Protein Science: a Publication of the Protein Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28018322/potential-for-nitrogen-fixation-in-the-fungus-growing-termite-symbiosis
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Panagiotis Sapountzis, Jane de Verges, Kathrin Rousk, Magdeleen Cilliers, Barend J Vorster, Michael Poulsen
Termites host a gut microbiota of diverse and essential symbionts that enable specialization on dead plant material; an abundant, but nutritionally imbalanced food source. To supplement the severe shortage of dietary nitrogen (N), some termite species make use of diazotrophic bacteria to fix atmospheric nitrogen (N2). Fungus-growing termites (subfamily Macrotermitinae) host a fungal exosymbiont (genus Termitomyces) that provides digestive services and the main food source for the termites. This has been thought to obviate the need for N2-fixation by bacterial symbionts...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011978/what-is-the-best-tool-for-transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery-tem-a-case-matched-study-in-74-patients-comparing-a-standard-platform-and-a-disposable-material
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Diane Mege, Valérie Bridoux, Léon Maggiori, Jean-Jacques Tuech, Yves Panis
PURPOSE: Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) is the gold standard for local excision of rectal lesions, but no study exists concerning the best material. The objective was to compare TEM using a disposable material vs a standard platform through a case-matched study. METHODS: Patients who underwent TEM for rectal neoplasms were identified from prospective databases in two tertiary referral centers and matched according to four criteria (sex, tumor location, size, distance from the anal verge): TEM using a disposable material (GelPoint Applied®; group A) and TEM using a standard TEO® platform (Karl Storz, Tuttlingen, Germany; group B)...
December 24, 2016: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999600/mesenchymal-stem-cells-as-therapeutics-agents-quality-and-environmental-regulatory-aspects
#16
REVIEW
Patricia Galvez-Martin, Roger Sabata, Josep Verges, José L Zugaza, Adolfina Ruiz, Beatriz Clares
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are one of the main stem cells that have been used for advanced therapies and regenerative medicine. To carry out the translational clinical application of MSCs, their manufacturing and administration in human must be controlled; therefore they should be considered as medicine: stem cell-based medicinal products (SCMPs). The development of MSCs as SCMPs represents complicated therapeutics due to their extreme complex nature and rigorous regulatory oversights. The manufacturing process of MSCs needs to be addressed in clean environments in compliance with requirements of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP)...
2016: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993183/fatty-acid-dietary-intake-in-the-general-french-population-are-the-french-agency-for-food-environmental-and-occupational-health-safety-anses-national-recommendations-met
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Jessica Tressou, Philippe Moulin, Bruno Vergès, Céline Le Guillou, Noémie Simon, Stéphane Pasteau
Quantity and quality of fatty acids (FA) in diet influence CVD risk. Consequently, health authorities promote recommended dietary intakes for FA, looking for optimal intakes in a primary prevention of CVD perspective. In parallel, a few data are available detailing intakes in national populations. The objective of the present study was to perform a large analysis combining the data of the French National Survey INCA 2 on food consumption performed in 2006 and 2007, and the nutritional content of food consumed in France updated in 2013 by the French Information Centre on Food Quality, to explore in details the FA intakes in French adults using the most recent available data...
December 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992283/transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery-combined-with-laparoscopic-colectomy-for-synchronous-colorectal-tumors-a-word-of-caution
#18
Nida Issa, Yaniv Fenig, Muhammad Khatib, Mustafa Yasin, Eldad Powsner, Wisam Khoury
BACKGROUND: The incidence of malignant synchronous colorectal tumors (SCRT) is between 2% and 5%, and the association of synchronous adenomatous polyps in colon cancer has been reported to be 15%-50%. Surgical resection is the primary treatment option for SCRT not amendable to endoscopic resection. Lesions in adjacent segments are usually treated with more extensive resection; however, there is still some controversy on how to best treat synchronous lesions in separate segments, especially when the rectum is involved...
December 19, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990112/synchronous-and-metachronous-colon-cancers-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer-report-of-2-cases
#19
Byoung Jo Suh
Colorectal cancer is the most common synchronous or metachronous cancer in patients with gastric cancer. I report two cases of synchronous and metachronous colon cancer with gastric cancer. Case 1: A 70-year-old man was admitted to our hospital for the treatment of gastric cancer, which had been diagnosed during esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) screening. The recommended preoperative testing was colonofiberscopy (CFS). The CFS revealed a 3-cm ulcerofungating mass, located 20 cm from the anal verge. The pathological report showed a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987097/radiation-induced-rectovaginal-fistulas-in-locally-advanced-gynaecological-malignancies-new-patients-old-problem
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Piotr Zelga, Marcin Tchórzewski, Marta Zelga, Janusz Sobotkowski, Adam Dziki
PURPOSE: Radiation-induced rectovaginal fistula (RI-RVF) is a chronic and serious condition with a significant influence on quality of life. The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of surgical treatment of rectovaginal fistulas of patients previously undergoing radiotherapy. METHODS: Fifty patients treated in the Gynaecological Radiotherapy Unit for gynaecologic malignancy and in the Department of General and Colorectal Surgery for RI-RVF between 2003 and 2013 were enrolled into a prospectively maintained database and underwent regular follow-up examinations in an outpatient clinic, during which surgical outcomes were assessed...
December 16, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
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