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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791294/a-survey-of-parasite-lesions-in-wild-red-deer-cervus-elaphus-from-argentina
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Elizabeth Chang Reissig, Adriana R Massone, Beatriz Iovanitti, Eduardo J Gimeno, Francisco A Uzal
In Argentina there is little information about diseases that affect exotic ungulates and the health risks that they pose to native wildlife, livestock, and humans. The aim of this study was to evaluate the health status of red deer ( Cervus elaphus) in the Nahuel Huapi National Park and surrounding areas in Patagonia, Argentina. During three consecutive hunting seasons, necropsies were performed on 101 red deer, and tissues were examined histologically. The most common lesions were those associated with hepatic and pulmonary parasites...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788854/-myocardial-clefts-incidental-findings-in-parainfectious-myocarditis
#2
Florian Berger, Christopher Hansi, Tilo Niemann
Myocardial Clefts - Incidental Findings in Parainfectious Myocarditis Abstract. We report a 23-year-old woman with parainfectious myocarditis due to gastroenteritis. A transthoracic echocardio-graphy revealed a recess in the left inferobasal ventricle. For further investigation, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging was initiated, which revealed a myocardial cleft, a harmless structural variation of the heart. Cardiac magnetic resonance is a non-invasive imaging technique with a high spatial and temporal resolution that enables a precise depiction of the cardiac anatomy and therefore allows for a differentiation between normal and pathological structural variations of the heart...
2018: Praxis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787423/autoimmune-granulomatous-inflammation-of-lacrimal-glands-and-axonal-neuritis-following-treatment-with-ipilimumab-and-radiation-therapy
#3
Ecaterina Ileana Dumbrava, Veronica Smith, Rasha Alfattal, Adel K El-Naggar, Marta Penas-Prado, Apostolia M Tsimberidou
Immune checkpoint inhibitors such as anti-CTLA-4 (cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4), anti PD-1 (programmed cell death protein 1) and PD-L1 (programmed cell death protein-ligand 1) monoclonal antibodies are emerging as standard oncology treatments in various tumor types. The indications will expand as immunotherapies are being investigated in various tumors with promising results. Currently, there is inadequate identification of predictive biomarkers of response or toxicity. Unique response patterns include pseudoprogression and delayed response...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783234/-myocardial-bridge-as-the-only-cause-of-acute-coronary-syndrome-among-the-young-patients
#4
Liudmila O Miakinkova, Yurii V Teslenko, Irina V Tsyhanenko
OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Myocardial bridge is an inborn anomaly of coronary artery development, when a part of it is submerged in a myocard, which is pressing the coronary artery to a systola and restrains coronary blood circulation. Generally this feature of coronary blood circulation does not cause any clinical symptoms because the 85% of coronary blood stream of the left ventricle is provided by diastolic filling. Hemodynamic changes in atherosclerosis, tahicardie, hypertrophie of myocard are leading to the manifestation of clinical symptoms of ischemia...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781188/a-novel-anti-malarial-drug-derivative-inhibits-cyclic-gmp-amp-synthase-in-trex1-deficient-mice
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Jie An, Joshua J Woodward, Weinan Lai, Mark Minie, Xizhang Sun, Lena Tanaka, Jessica M Snyder, Tomikazu Sasaki, Keith B Elkon
OBJECTIVE: Type I interferon (IFN-I) is strongly implicated in the pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) as well as rare monogenic 'interferonopathies' such as Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome (AGS) caused by mutations in the DNA exonuclease, TREX1. The DNA-activated IFN-I pathway, cyclic GMP-AMP (cGAMP) synthase (cGAS), is linked to subsets of AGS and lupus. We identified inhibitors of DNA-cGAS interaction and tested lead candidate, X6, in a mouse model of AGS. METHODS: Trex1-/- mice were treated orally from birth with either X6 or HCQ for 8 weeks...
May 21, 2018: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777285/insufficient-left-ventricular-unloading-after-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-case-series-observational-study
#6
W Hu, J Zhou, L Chen, J Huang, W Hu, Y Zhu, T Yuan
BACKGROUND: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a method widely used to support circulation in patients with fulminant myocarditis (FM). However, a common complication associated with ECMO is left ventricular (LV) overload. METHODS: This case series observed the effects of intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) and beta-blockers for the treatment of LV overload after ECMO. The cases of eight patients with FM who underwent ECMO from September 2009 to July 2016 were reviewed...
May 18, 2018: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777282/ambulatory-intravenous-inotropic-support-and-or-levosimendan-in-pediatric-and-congenital-heart-failure-safety-survival-improvement-or-transplantation
#7
Sotiria C Apostolopoulou, George A Vagenakis, Alexandros Tsoutsinos, Felicia Kakava, Spyridon Rammos
End-stage heart failure (HF) frequently needs continuous inotropic support in hospital and has high morbidity and mortality in absence of heart transplantation. This study reports outcome, efficacy, and safety of continuous ambulatory inotropes (AI) and/or periodic levosimendan (LS) infusions in pediatric HF patients. The study included 27 patients, median age 9.4 (0.1-26.1) years, with severe HF (6 myocarditis, 13 dilated cardiomyopathy, 2 restrictive cardiomyopathy, 6 repaired congenital heart disease). Dobutamine and milrinone AI were administered in 21 patients through a permanent central catheter for median duration 1...
May 18, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776940/successful-treatment-of-fulminant-neonatal-enteroviral-myocarditis-in-monochorionic-diamniotic-twins-with-cardiopulmonary-support-intravenous-immunoglobulin-and-pocapavir
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Shahnawaz M Amdani, Hannah S Kim, Anthony Orvedahl, Audrey Odom John, Ahmed Said, Kathleen Simpson
Neonatal cardiogenic shock most commonly occurs due to critical congenital heart disease, sepsis, metabolic disorder or arrhythmias. In particular, enterovirus infections are common in the neonatal period, and patients can present with fulminant myocarditis. Early recognition is imperative due to its high morbidity and mortality without prompt and aggressive treatment. We present the successful treatment of fulminant neonatal enteroviral myocarditis in a pair of monochorionic diamniotic twins with cardiopulmonary support, intravenous immunoglobulin and pocapavir, an enteroviral capsid inhibitor...
May 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774886/-evaluation-of-inflammatory-activity-in-thyroid-associated-ophthalmopathy-by-spect-ct-with-99mtc-dtpa
#9
Dan Liu, Xueliang Xu, Dan Wen, Jia Tan, Chengzhi Jiang
To evaluate the inflammatory activity in thyroid associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) by 99mTc-diethylene triamine pentaaceticacid (99mTc-DTPA) orbital single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/CT.
 Methods: A total of 48 patients were enrolled from Xiangya Hospital of Central South University between October 2016 and March 2017. According to clinical active score (CAS), 93 eyes were divided into a TAO active group (n=72) and a TAO inactive group (n=21). All patients underwent 99mTc-DTPA orbital SPECT/CT examination, and the DTPA uptake in extraocular muscle belly was supposed to be positive...
April 28, 2018: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773137/microsatellite-pattern-analysis-of-neospora-caninum-from-a-naturally-infected-goat-fetus
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Lucía María Campero, María Laura Gos, Dadin Prando Moore, Javier Regidor-Cerrillo, Juan Manuel Unzaga, Gastón Moré, Luis Miguel Ortega-Mora, María Cecilia Venturini
Neospora caninum is an apicomplexan protozoan responsible for abortion in ruminants. The present study aimed to diagnose an abortion from an Anglo Nubian goat from a dairy herd located in Buenos Aires province, Argentina. The goat delivered a fetus of approximately 3 months gestation that was studied by indirect fluorescent antibody test (IFAT), Immunoblot (IB), histopathology (HP), immunohistochemistry (IHC), and molecular assays (PCR, sequencing and microsatellite genotyping). Interferon gamma knock-out mice were inoculated with a pool of tissues for isolation attempts...
May 15, 2018: Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764898/clinical-presentation-and-outcome-in-a-contemporary-cohort-of-patients-with-acute-myocarditis-the-multicenter-lombardy-registry
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Enrico Ammirati, Manlio Cipriani, Claudio Moro, Claudia Raineri, Daniela Pini, Paola Sormani, Riccardo Mantovani, Marisa Varrenti, Patrizia Pedrotti, Cristina Conca, Antonio Mafrici, Aurelia Grosu, Daniele Briguglia, Silvia Guglielmetto, Giovanni Battista Perego, Stefania Colombo, Salvatore Ivan Caico, Cristina Giannattasio, Alberto Maestroni, Valentina Carubelli, Marco Metra, Carlo Lombardi, Jeness Campodonico, Piergiuseppe Agostoni, Giovanni Peretto, Laura Scelsi, Annalisa Turco, Giuseppe Di Tano, Carlo Campana, Armando Belloni, Fabrizio Morandi, Andrea Mortara, Antonio Cirò, Michele Senni, Antonello Gavazzi, Maria Frigerio, Fabrizio Oliva, Paolo G Camici
Background -There is controversy regarding outcome of patients with acute myocarditis (AM), and lack of data on how patients admitted with suspected AM are managed. We report characteristics, in-hospital management and long-term outcome of patients with AM based on a retrospective multi-center registry from 19 Italian hospitals. Methods -A total of 684 patients with suspected AM and recent onset of symptoms (<30 days) were screened between May 2001 and February 2017. Patients >70 years and those older than 50 years without coronary angiography were excluded...
May 15, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763627/evaluation-of-minion-nanopore-sequencing-for-rapid-enterovirus-genotyping
#12
Emily Rames, Joanne Macdonald
Enteroviruses (EV) are associated with a range of serious infections, including aseptic meningitis, hand foot and mouth disease, myocarditis, acute flaccid paralysis and encephalitis. Improved methods for assessing EV genotypic diversity could assist molecular epidemiology studies, clinical diagnosis and environmental surveillance. We report new methods for EV genome amplification, and subsequent genotyping using the miniaturised MinION sequencing device. Importantly, this next-generation sequencer enabled correct strain-level assignment of identity for the EV-A71 isolate assessed, where strains with up to 99...
May 12, 2018: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757498/clinical-determinants-of-successful-weaning-from-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-patients-with-fulminant-myocarditis
#13
Manabu Matsumoto, Yasuhide Asaumi, Yuichi Nakamura, Takeshi Nakatani, Toshiyuki Nagai, Tomoaki Kanaya, Shoji Kawakami, Satoshi Honda, Yu Kataoka, Seiko Nakajima, Osamu Seguchi, Masanobu Yanase, Kunihiro Nishimura, Yoshihiro Miyamoto, Kengo Kusano, Toshihisa Anzai, Teruo Noguchi, Tomoyuki Fujita, Junjiro Kobayashi, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Hiroaki Shimokawa, Satoshi Yasuda
AIMS: Patients with fulminant myocarditis (FM) often present with cardiogenic shock and require mechanical circulatory support, including extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) and ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation. This study sought to clarify the determinants of successful weaning from ECMO in FM patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: We studied 37 consecutive FM patients supported by ECMO as the initial form of mechanical circulatory support between January 1995 and December 2014 in our hospital...
May 14, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755853/reg3%C3%AE-from-cardiomyocytes-regulated-macrophage-migration-proliferation-and-functional-skewing-in-experimental-autoimmune-myocarditis
#14
Shanshan Zhou, Han Jiang, Han Wang, Hongxiang Lu, Rong Chen, Huaxi Xu, Zhaoliang Su, Xiaoyi Shao
Macrophages play critical roles in inflammatory initiation, development, resolution and cardiac regeneration of myocarditis. However, Reg3β, as a member of regenerating family of proteins, contributes to dedifferentiation of injury cardiomyocytes as well as cardiac function remodeling. It remains unclear whether Reg3β was associated with macrophages reprogramming during autoimmune myocarditis. Our results showed that Reg3β could effectively recruit macrophages, promoted their proliferation and phagocytosis, and facilitated their polarized into M2 macrophages...
2018: American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746455/enterovirus-and-parechovirus-surveillance-united-states-2014-2016
#15
Glen R Abedi, John T Watson, W Allan Nix, M Steven Oberste, Susan I Gerber
Infections caused by enteroviruses (EV) and parechoviruses (PeV), members of the Picornaviridae family, are associated with various clinical manifestations, including hand, foot, and mouth disease; respiratory illness; myocarditis; meningitis; and sepsis; and can result in death. The genus Enterovirus includes four species of enterovirus (A-D) known to infect humans, and the genus Parechovirus includes one species (A) that infects humans. These species are further divided into types, some of which are associated with specific clinical manifestations...
May 11, 2018: MMWR. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29745463/therapeutic-implications-of-a-combined-diagnostic-workup-including-endomyocardial-biopsy-in-an-all-comer-population-of-patients-with-heart-failure-a-retrospective-analysis
#16
Efthymios Sotiriou, Susanne Heiner, Thomas Jansen, Moritz Brandt, Kai Helge Schmidt, Karl-Friedrich Kreitner, Tilman Emrich, Heinz-Peter Schultheiss, Eberhard Schulz, Thomas Münzel, Philip Wenzel
BACKGROUND: Aetiology of heart failure (HF) often remains obscure. We therefore evaluated the usefulness of a combined diagnostic approach including cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) and endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) to assess the cause of unexplained cardiomyopathy underlying HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We retrospectively investigated 100 consecutive patients (36% women, mean age 53.6 ± 18.8 years) presenting with unexplained cardiomyopathy (HF with reduced ejection fraction or left ventricular hypertrophy; excluding ischaemic and valvular heart disease; left ventricular ejection fraction 31...
May 10, 2018: ESC Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743772/atypical-neurological-manifestations-of-chikungunya-fever-two-case-reports
#17
Subodh Kumar Mahto, Pulin Kumar Gupta, Akanksha Singh, Ramesh Chand Meena
Chikungunya fever (CHIK) is an arboviral disease which is transmitted by a mosquito bite ( Aedes aegypti ). Fever, polyarthralgia, and maculopapular rash are hallmark clinical manifestations of this disease. These manifestations are self-liming and complete recovery is seen in most of the cases. However, atypical and lethal complications such as myocarditis, hepatitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), and meningoencephalitis have been reported in few cases of CHIK. We hereby report two cases of chikungunya infection where rare and atypical manifestations of CHIK, i...
April 2018: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739251/heparan-sulfate-binding-coxsackievirus-b3-strain-pd-a-novel-avirulent-oncolytic-agent-against-human-colorectal-carcinoma
#18
Ahmet Hazini, Markian Pryshliak, Vanessa Brückner, Karin Klingel, Martina Sauter, Sandra Pinkert, Jens Kurreck, Henry Fechner
Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3), a single-stranded RNA virus of the picornavirus family, has been described as a novel oncolytic virus. However, the used CVB3 strain induced hepatitis and myocarditis in vivo. We hypothesized that oncolytic activity and safety of CVB3 depends on the virus strain and its specific receptor tropism. We investigated different laboratory strains of CVB3 (Nancy, 31-1-93, H3) which use the coxsackievirus and adenovirus receptor (CAR) and the strain PD which uses N- and 6-O-sulfated heparin sulfate (HS) for entry into the cells, for their potential to lyse tumor cells and for their safety profile...
May 9, 2018: Human Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736616/cardiac-mri-for-the-evaluation-of-oncologic-cardiotoxicity
#19
Adrián I Löffler, Michael Salerno
Cancer therapeutics-related cardiac dysfunction (CTRCD) is a well-established adverse effect resulting from a number of cancer therapeutics. Newer immunotherapy has been associated with cardiomyopathy and myocarditis making comprehensive imaging useful for early recognition. Cardiac MRI (CMR) offers a comprehensive evaluation to detect CTRCD. Established guidelines for monitoring left ventricular ejection fraction for potential cardiotoxicity have recently incorporated CMR. We will review the utility of CMR in contemporary evaluation for potential oncologic cardiotoxicity...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29736172/myocarditis-secondary-to-mesalamine-induced-cardiotoxicity-in-a-patient-with-ulcerative-colitis
#20
Kelechukwu U Okoro, Matthew D Roby, Adegbenga A Bankole
Development of cardiac manifestations in patients diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease undergoing treatment with mesalamine is a rare. When this occurs, it can be difficult to tease out the primary etiology, as both IBD and mesalamine can cause cardiac manifestations independently of each other. The exact mechanism of mesalamine-induced cardiotoxicity is yet to be determined although several mechanisms have been described. We present the case of a gentleman with nonexertional chest pain in the setting of ulcerative colitis exacerbation believed to have occurred secondary to mesalamine...
2018: Case Reports in Medicine
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