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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922009/pet-imaging-guided-chemogenetic-silencing-reveals-a-critical-role-of-primate-rostromedial-caudate-in-reward-evaluation
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Yuji Nagai, Erika Kikuchi, Walter Lerchner, Ken-Ichi Inoue, Bin Ji, Mark A G Eldridge, Hiroyuki Kaneko, Yasuyuki Kimura, Arata Oh-Nishi, Yukiko Hori, Yoko Kato, Toshiyuki Hirabayashi, Atsushi Fujimoto, Katsushi Kumata, Ming-Rong Zhang, Ichio Aoki, Tetsuya Suhara, Makoto Higuchi, Masahiko Takada, Barry J Richmond, Takafumi Minamimoto
The rostromedial caudate (rmCD) of primates is thought to contribute to reward value processing, but a causal relationship has not been established. Here we use an inhibitory DREADD (Designer Receptor Exclusively Activated by Designer Drug) to repeatedly and non-invasively inactivate rmCD of macaque monkeys. We inject an adeno-associated viral vector expressing the inhibitory DREADD, hM4Di, into the rmCD bilaterally. To visualize DREADD expression in vivo, we develop a non-invasive imaging method using positron emission tomography (PET)...
December 6, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921061/acute-liver-failure-secondary-to-hemophagocytic-lymphohistiocytosis-during-pregnancy
#2
Jeanne-Marie Giard, Kerry A Decker, Jennifer C Lai, Ryan M Gill, Aaron C Logan, Oren K Fix
Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a syndrome of excessive immune activation that mimics and occurs with other systemic diseases. A 35-year-old female presented with signs of viral illness at 13 weeks of pregnancy and progressed to acute liver failure (ALF). We discuss the diagnosis of HLH and Kikuchi-Fujimoto (KF) lymphadenitis in the context of pregnancy and ALF. HLH may respond to comorbid disease-specific therapy, and more toxic treatment can be avoided.
August 2016: ACG Case Reports Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920534/perceptions-and-impact-of-bipolar-disorder-in-japan-results-of-an-internet-survey
#3
Koichiro Watanabe, Eiji Harada, Takeshi Inoue, Yuka Tanji, Toshiaki Kikuchi
Bipolar disorder is a recurrent and episodic illness. This survey study assessed experiences and identified clinical insights of individuals with bipolar disorder. An Internet-based monitor system database was screened for patients with bipolar disorder in Japan (February and March 2013). Of 1,050 patients, 457 completed surveys, and results were analyzed with descriptive statistics. Approximately one-fourth of respondents were diagnosed with bipolar disorder on their first visit to medical institutions, although the most common initial diagnosis was depression/depressive state (65%)...
2016: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919214/hydrogel-based-drug-delivery-systems-a-review-with-special-emphasis-on-challenges-associated-with-decontamination-of-hydrogels-and-biomaterials
#4
Irene Satiko Kikuchi, Raquel Galante, Kamal Dua, Daniela Dal Molim Ghisleni, Terezinha de Jesus Andreoli Pinto, Venkata Ramana Malipeddi, Rajendra Awasthi
Many researches involving the development of new techniques and biomaterials to formulate a suitable drug delivery systems and tissue engineering have been conducted. The majority of published literature from these researches emphasizes the production and materials characterization. However there is very limited information regarding their sterilization methods. The present review article has summarized various different literatures that encompasses the difficulties encountered with sterilization methods in the preparations of hydrogels for biological applications...
December 5, 2016: Current Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916450/dramatic-response-after-functional-hemispherectomy-in-a-patient-with-epileptic-encephalopathy-carrying-a-de-novo-col4a1-mutation
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Naomi Hino-Fukuyo, Atsuo Kikuchi, Masaki Iwasaki, Yuko Sato, Yuki Kubota, Tomoko Kobayashi, Tojo Nakayama, Kazuhiro Haginoya, Natsuko Arai-Ichinoi, Tetsuya Niihori, Ryo Sato, Tasuku Suzuki, Hiroki Kudo, Ryo Funayama, Keiko Nakayama, Yoko Aoki, Shigeo Kure
We describe the first case of a successful functional hemispherectomy in a patient with epileptic encephalopathy and a de novo collagen type IV alpha 1 (COL4A1) mutation. A 4-year-old girl was COL4A1 mutation-positive and suffered from drug-resistant epilepsy, hemiplegia, and developmental delay. Magnetic resonance imaging detected no porencephaly, and she had no cataract or renal abnormality. Following a presurgical evaluation for epilepsy, she underwent a functional hemispherectomy. She has been seizure free with no intracranial hemorrhage or other perioperative complications...
December 1, 2016: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914036/prolactin-regulatory-element-binding-protein-is-involved-in-suppression-of-the-adiponectin-gene-in-vivo
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X Z Zhang, H Imachi, J Y Lyu, K Fukunaga, S Sato, T Ibata, T Kobayashi, T Yoshimoto, F Kikuchi, T Dong, K Murao
PURPOSE: Prolactin regulatory element-binding protein (PREB), a member of the WD-repeat protein family, has been recognized as a transcriptional factor that regulates prolactin promoter activity in the anterior pituitary of rats. PREB is expressed not only in the pituitary but also in various other tissues, including the adipose tissue. Previous studies have shown that PREB acts as a transcriptional regulator and suppresses the expression of the adiponectin gene in cultured 3T3L1 preadipocytes...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913639/modulation-of-apical-constriction-by-wnt-signaling-is-required-for-lung-epithelial-shape-transition
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Katsumi Fumoto, Hisako Takigawa-Imamura, Kenta Sumiyama, Tomoyuki Kaneiwa, Akira Kikuchi
In lung development the apically constricted columnar epithelium forms numerous buds during the pseudoglandular stage and subsequently changes the shape into flat or cuboidal pneumocytes that compose the air sacs during the canalicular and saccular (canalicular-saccular) stages, yet the impact of cell shapes on tissue morphogenesis remains unclear. The expression of Wnt components were decreased in the canalicular-saccular stages, and genetically constitutive activation of Wnt signaling impaired air sac formation by inducing apical constriction in the epithelium as seen in the pseudoglandular stage...
December 2, 2016: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909273/-minimally-invasive-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-using-bilateral-in-situ-internal-thoracic-arteries
#8
Akihiko Yamauchi, Masaki Tabuchi, Shinya Terada, Keita Kikuchi
A 73-year-old male with diabetes mellitius was referred to our hospital for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Preoperative coronary angiography revealed three-vessel coronary disease. Minimally invasive coronary artery grafting (MICS CABG) via left thoracotomy was selected to decrease surgical site infection due to severe diabetes. In situ bilateral internal thoracic arteries (BITA) were harvested using a long type Harmonic scalpel. In situ right internal thorac artery( RITA)-left anterior descending artery (LAD), in situ left internal thorac artery( LITA)-high lateral branch (HL), and aorta-saphenous vein graft (SVG)-#4 posterior descending artery were performed...
December 2016: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906440/supramicrosurgical-lymphatico-venular-anastomosis-lva-in-treating-lymphoedema-36-months-preliminary-report
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P Gennaro, G Gabriele, M Mihara, K Kikuchi, C Salini, I Aboh, F Cascino, G Chisci, C Ungari
OBJECTIVE: Lymphoedema of the extremities is a widespread pathological condition that mostly occurs as a complication of cancer resections, especially in women. Conventional therapy refers to conservative and physiotherapeutic approaches. Surgical strategies have been widely reported in the literature and are still challenging. Part of this literature focuses on the supra microsurgical lymphaticovenular anastomosis (LVA) technique. LVA is characterized by a high success rate, minimal invasivity and broad indications...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905258/hla-mismatched-haploidentical-transplantation-using-low-dose-anti-thymocyte-globulin-atg-thymoglobulin
#10
Shinichi Kako, Yu Akahoshi, Naonori Harada, Hirofumi Nakano, Kazuaki Kameda, Tomotaka Ugai, Ryoko Yamasaki, Hidenori Wada, Yuko Ishihara, Koji Kawamura, Kana Sakamoto, Miki Sato, Masahiro Ashizawa, Kiriko Terasako-Saito, Shun-Ichi Kimura, Misato Kikuchi, Hideki Nakasone, Rie Yamazaki, Junya Kanda, Yoshinobu Kanda
Objectives To clarify optimal strategies for human leukocyte antigen (HLA)-mismatched haploidentical hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Methods Twelve patients who underwent HSCT from a haploidentical related donor using low-dose thymoglobulin were analyzed retrospectively. Thymoglobulin was added to conditioning regimens at 2.5 mg/kg/day for 2 days (days -4 and -3). Prophylaxis against graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) was performed with cyclosporine and methotrexate. Results The median age of the patients was 33 years...
December 1, 2016: Hematology (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904829/systemic-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-bordering-lupus-lymphadenitis-a-fresh-look
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Aram Behdadnia, Seyyed Farshad Allameh, Mehrnaz Asadi Gharabaghi, Seyed Reza Najafizadeh, Ahmad Tahamoli Roudsari, Alireza Ghajar, Morsaleh Ganji, Mohsen Afarideh
A 31-year old woman with persistent fever for 6 weeks and unresponsive to antibiotic therapy came for rheumatologic investigation. After computed tomography (CT) studies of her neck, thorax and abdomen revealed bilateral cervical, axillary and retroperitoneal lymph node enlargements, histopathologic evaluation of the resected nodes showed features of histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenopathy suggestive of Kikuchi-Fujimoto's lymphadenopathy. Kikuchi-Fujimoto Disease (KFD) involving the retroperitoneal nodes is extremely unusual and even more challenging to diagnose when there are no early signs of extranodal involvement or abdominopelvic pain...
November 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904107/epidermoid-cyst-in-an-intrapancreatic-accessory-spleen-case-report-and-literature-review-of-the-preoperative-imaging-findings
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Shin Kato, Hideki Mori, Moriya Zakimi, Koki Yamada, Kenji Chinen, Masayuki Arashiro, Susumu Shinoura, Kaoru Kikuchi, Takahiro Murakami, Fumihito Kunishima
An epidermoid cyst arising within an intrapancreatic accessory spleen (ECIAS) is rare, and also difficult to correctly diagnose before surgery. It is mostly misdiagnosed as a cystic tumor, such as a mucinous cystic neoplasm or as a solid tumor with cystic degeneration, such as a neuro endocrine tumor. We herein report a case of ECIAS and also perform a literature review of 35 reports of ECIAS. Although the preoperative diagnosis of ECIAS using conventional imaging is relatively difficult to make, careful preoperative examinations of the features on computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging could lead to a correct preoperative diagnosis of ECIAS which might thereby reduce the number of unnecessary resections...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904103/plasma-renin-activity-predicts-the-improvement-in-resistant-hypertension-after-percutaneous-transluminal-renal-artery-angioplasty
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Hyuma Daidoji, Yoshiaki Tamada, Saya Suzuki, Ken Watanabe, Taku Shikama, Yoku Kikuchi, Shigehiko Kato, Katsuaki Takahashi, Akio Fukui, Motoyuki Matsui, Tomoyasu Yahagi, Toshikazu Goto
Objective Percutaneous transluminal renal artery angioplasty (PTRA) has been recommended for the treatment of renovascular resistant hypertension. However, large randomized trials have reported that PTRA did not improve the outcomes compared with optimal medical therapy in patients with renal artery stenosis (RAS). It is important to identify patients with renovascular hypertension who are likely to respond to PTRA. We herein examined whether or not the plasma renin activity (PRA) could predict the improvement in resistant hypertension after PTRA for RAS...
2016: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903179/gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastases-from-pulmonary-large-cell-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-a-japanese-multi-institutional-cooperative-study-jlgk1401
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Takuya Kawabe, Masaaki Yamamoto, Yasunori Sato, Shoji Yomo, Takeshi Kondoh, Osamu Nagano, Toru Serizawa, Takahiko Tsugawa, Hisayo Okamoto, Atsuya Akabane, Kazuyasu Aita, Manabu Sato, Hidefumi Jokura, Jun Kawagishi, Takashi Shuto, Hideya Kawai, Akihito Moriki, Hiroyuki Kenai, Yoshiyasu Iwai, Masazumi Gondo, Toshinori Hasegawa, Soichiro Yasuda, Yasuhiro Kikuchi, Yasushi Nagatomo, Shinya Watanabe, Naoya Hashimoto
OBJECTIVE In 1999, the World Health Organization categorized large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the lung as a variant of large cell carcinoma, and LCNEC now accounts for 3% of all lung cancers. Although LCNEC is categorized among the non-small cell lung cancers, its biological behavior has recently been suggested to be very similar to that of a small cell pulmonary malignancy. The clinical outcome for patients with LCNEC is generally poor, and the optimal treatment for this malignancy has not yet been established...
December 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900105/palliative-sequential-chemoradiotherapy-for-pulmonary-sulcus-tumor-a-case-report
#15
Miki Kikuchi, Toshihiro Ohtani, Tomohiro Tamura, Hiroaki Satoh
Pulmonary sulcus tumors are occasionally encountered in non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. If the patients have a good clinical condition, concurrent chemoradiotherapy is indicated. However, palliative chemotherapy and chemoradiotherapy for patients exhibiting a poor overall condition have not been reported to date. We herein report the case of a 54-year-old female patient with a pulmonary sulcus tumor, who had a poor performance status. The patient received sequential chemoradiotherapy, with no severe complications...
November 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899779/-two-resected-cases-with-superficial-basaloid-squamous-carcinoma-of-the-esophagus
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Mamiko Takii, Masashi Takemura, Nobuaki Kaibe, Tsutomu Ohshima, Syojirou Kikuchi, Mitsuru Sasako
We report 2 resected cases of superficial type basaloid squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. Case 1 is a 67-year-old man who underwent endoscopic submucosalresection for superficialel evated type esophagealcancer of the middle thoracic esophagus. Because the pathological diagnosis of the resected specimen was basaloid squamous cell carcinoma invading to the submucosal layer with lymphatic vessel invasion, esophagectomy was indicated. The resected specimens showed no tumor in the esophagus. However, metastasis was diagnosed in the dissected mediastinall ymph nodes...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897419/exercise-restores-muscle-stem-cell-mobilization-regenerative-capacity-and-muscle-metabolic-alterations-via-adiponectin-adipor1-activation-in-samp10-mice
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Aiko Inoue, Xian Wu Cheng, Zhe Huang, Lina Hu, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Haiying Jiang, Limei Piao, Takeshi Sasaki, Kohji Itakura, Hongxian Wu, Guangxian Zhao, Yanna Lei, Guang Yang, Enbo Zhu, Xiang Li, Kohji Sato, Teruhiko Koike, Masafumi Kuzuya
BACKGROUND: Exercise train (ET) stimulates muscle response in pathological conditions, including aging. The molecular mechanisms by which exercise improves impaired adiponectin/adiponectin receptor 1 (AdipoR1)-related muscle actions associated with aging are poorly understood. Here we observed that in a senescence-accelerated mouse prone 10 (SAMP10) model, long-term ET modulated muscle-regenerative actions. METHODS: 25-week-old male SAMP10 mice were randomly assigned to the control and the ET (45 min/time, 3/week) groups for 4 months...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895761/c5a-receptor-expression-is-associated-with-poor-prognosis-in-urothelial-cell-carcinoma-patients-treated-with-radical-cystectomy-or-nephroureterectomy
#18
Yoshihiro Wada, Yoshihiro Maeda, Tatsuko Kubo, Ken Kikuchi, Masatoshi Eto, Takahisa Imamura
Patients with aggressive urothelial cell carcinoma (UCC) that undergo radical cystectomy or nephroureterectomy exhibit markedly high rates of disease recurrence and mortality. To select appropriate adjuvant thxerapies in addition to radical surgery, the identification of predictive prognostic markers for UCC patients is required. The aim of the present study was to identify such markers, by evaluating the association of UCC complement component 5 (C5) fragment a (C5a)receptor (C5aR) expression, detected using immunohistochemistry, with clinicopathological parameters and survival outcomes of UCC patients...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895426/influence-of-night-duty-on-endoscopic-therapy-for-bile-duct-stones
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Mitsuru Sugimoto, Tadayuki Takagi, Rei Suzuki, Naoki Konno, Hiroyuki Asama, Ko Watanabe, Jun Nakamura, Hitomi Kikuchi, Yuichi Waragai, Mika Takasumi, Takuto Hikichi, Hiromasa Ohira
AIM: To examine the influence of night duty (ND) on endoscopic therapy for biliary duct stones. METHODS: The subjects consisted of 133 patients who received initial endoscopic therapy for biliary duct stones performed by eight endoscopists after they had been on (ND group, n = 34 patients) or not [day duty (DD) group, n = 99 patients]. Patient characteristics (age, gender, history of abdominal surgery, transverse diameter of the largest stone, number of stones), years of experience of the endoscopists, endoscopic procedures [sphincterotomy, papillary balloon dilation (EPBD), papillary large balloon dilation (EPLBD)], and outcomes of initial endoscopy (procedure time; rate of stone removal by the first endoscopist; procedure success rate by the first endoscopist: removal of stones or endoscopic retrograde biliary drainage; rate of final stone removal; final procedure success rate; complications; hospitalization after the procedure) were compared retrospectively between the two groups...
November 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892668/transanal-endoscopic-microsurgery-in-the-treatment-of-large-rectal-adenomas
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Mario Guerrieri, Monica Ortenzi, Giovanni Lezoche, Stefano Mancini, Roberto Ghiselli
BACKGROUND: Transanal endoscopic microsurgery (TEM) is a minimally invasive technique allowing to excise large rectal adenomas by local approach. This study shows the feasibility and results of a long term experience of TEM applied in this field. METHODS: A retrospective investigation was performed in patients affected by rectal adenomas (5-11 cm in diameter) who had undergone transanal endoscopic microsurgery from 1992 to 2015. A series of 207 patients met the inclusion criteria and were analyzed for characteristics, intraoperative and postoperative results and long-term follow-up...
December 2016: Minerva Chirurgica
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