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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539032/elevated-gastric-antrum-erosions-in-portal-hypertension-patients-peptic-disease-or-mucosal-congestion
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Fernanda Cordeiro de Azevedo Conejo, Mabel Tatty Medeiros Fracassi, Maurício Saab Assef, Maurício Alves Ribeiro, Luiz Arnaldo Szutan, Fabio Gonçalves Ferreira
Background/Aims: Portal hypertension (PH) is a syndrome characterized by chronic increase in the pressure gradient between the portal vein and inferior vena cava. Previous studies have suggested an increased frequency of antral elevated erosive gastritis in patients with PH, as well as an etiologic association; however, there has not been any histological evidence of this hypothesis to date. Our aim was to evaluate the histological features found in elevated antral erosions in patients with portal hypertension...
May 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538945/purpuric-drug-eruptions-caused-by-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-inhibitors-for-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-clinicopathologic-study-of-32-cases
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Yung-Tsu Cho, Kai-Lung Chen, Yi-Shuan Sheen, Che-Wen Yang, Jau-Yu Liau, Yu-Pin Cheng, Chia-Yu Chu
Importance: Purpuric skin lesions have only rarely been reported in patients receiving epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors. However, their clinical and histopathologic presentations have varied considerably. Objective: To characterize purpuric skin eruptions caused by epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective study enrolled 32 patients who presented to an integrated dermato-oncologic clinic in a tertiary referral medical center with purpuric skin lesions after using epidermal growth factor receptor inhibitors from January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2015...
May 24, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538874/clinical-and-laboratory-characteristics-staging-and-outcomes-of-individuals-with-aids-associated-kaposi-s-sarcoma-at-an-university-hospital
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Catarina Tenório de Lima, Paulo Sérgio Ramos de Araújo, Heberton Medeiros de Teixeira, Josemir Belo Dos Santos, Vera Magalhães da Silveira
Background: Kaposi's sarcoma continues to be the most common human immunodeficiency virus - associated neoplasm with considerable morbidity and mortality. Objective: To describe the clinical and laboratory characteristics, initial staging, and outcomes of aids patients with Kaposi's sarcoma at an university hospital of Recife, Pernambuco. Methods: This is a descriptive study with analytic character, retrospective, of a case series between 2004 and 2014...
March 2017: Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538782/diffuse-cystic-lung-diseases-differential-diagnosis
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Bruno Guedes Baldi, Carlos Roberto Ribeiro Carvalho, Olívia Meira Dias, Edson Marchiori, Bruno Hochhegger
Diffuse cystic lung diseases are characterized by cysts in more than one lung lobe, the cysts originating from various mechanisms, including the expansion of the distal airspaces due to airway obstruction, necrosis of the airway walls, and parenchymal destruction. The progression of these diseases is variable. One essential tool in the evaluation of these diseases is HRCT, because it improves the characterization of pulmonary cysts (including their distribution, size, and length) and the evaluation of the regularity of the cyst wall, as well as the identification of associated pulmonary and extrapulmonary lesions...
March 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538610/diagnosis-treatment-and-surgical-repair-in-a-case-of-isolated-conjunctival-lichen-planus-causing-cicatricial-entropion
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Elizabeth A Cretara, Robert T Swan, Robert H Hill
A 50-year-old male presented with bilateral cicatricial entropion with subepithelial fibrosis and fornix foreshortening. Conjunctival biopsy showed lymphocytic infiltrate along the interface of the epithelium and lamina propria with linear, shaggy fibrinogen deposition along the epithelial basement membrane zone, supporting a diagnosis of lichen planus. The patient was treated with commercially available topical cyclosporine for 5 months after which bilateral lower eyelid splitting procedure with recession of the anterior lamella and complete excision of the lower eyelid lashes was performed...
May 22, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538498/ghrelin-protects-the-thymic-epithelium-from-conditioning-regimen-induced-damage-and-promotes-the-restoration-of-cd4-t-cells-in-mice-after-bone-marrow-transplantation
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Jingxia Xu, Junyu S Zhu, Xianyu Tian, Qixin Sun, Jianhui Xu, Yuxian Huang, Yingzhi He, Zhiwei Huang, Bingyi Wu
BACKGROUND: The delay in immune reconstitution after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), especially a delay in central immune reconstitution, leads to opportunistic infections and disease relapse after transplantation and affects the long-term outcome of HSCT. This delay is mainly attributable to thymic damage after myeloablative chemotherapy and radiotherapy METHODS: We established a model of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation (BMT) in mice and administered ghrelin (GRL) 7 days before the conditioning regimen or the day after BMT...
May 24, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538403/serum-plr-and-lmr-in-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease-can-they-show-the-disease-activity
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Ying Jiang, Mingcui Zang, Shanshan Li
The aim of this study is to determine platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR) and lymphocytes to monocytes ratio (LMR) levels in Behçet's disease (BD) and to investigate their relationships with disease activity.Hematological and inflammatory parameters including high-sensitivity C-reactive proteins (hs-CRP), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), PLR, and LMR were examined in BD and healthy controls.Data from 140 patients with BD (108 with active and 32 with inactive disease) and 107 controls were enrolled. PLR (153...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538392/maculopapular-rash-after-intravitreal-injection-of-an-antivascular-endothelial-growth-factor-aflibercept-for-treating-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-case-report
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Norihiro Nagai, Mari Ibuki, Hajime Shinoda, Kaori Kameyama, Kazuo Tsubota, Yoko Ozawa
RATIONALE: Aflibercept, an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drug, is used for treatment of colon cancer as well as retinal diseases, including wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is injected into the vitreous cavity of eyes for treatment of AMD. Although vascular suppression-including cardiovascular events-and local infection related to the injection procedure are well-known potential adverse events, pathological immune responses after intravitreal aflibercept (IVA) injection have not been described...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538375/altered-peripheral-profile-of-blood-cells-in-alzheimer-disease-a-hospital-based-case-control-study
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Si-Han Chen, Xian-Le Bu, Wang-Sheng Jin, Lin-Lin Shen, Jun Wang, Zheng-Qian Zhuang, Tao Zhang, Fan Zeng, Xiu-Qing Yao, Hua-Dong Zhou, Yan-Jiang Wang
Alzheimer disease (AD) has been made a global priority for its multifactorial pathogenesis and lack of disease-modifying therapies. We sought to investigate the changes of profile of blood routine in AD and its correlation with the disease severity.In all, 92 AD patients and 84 age and sex-matched normal controls were enrolled and their profiles of blood routine were evaluated.Alzheimer disease patients had increased levels of mean corpuscular hemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume, red cell distribution width-standard deviation, mean platelet volume,and decreased levels of platelet distribution width, red blood cell, hematocrit, hemoglobin, lymphocyte, and basophil compared with normal controls...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537889/immune-signature-of-metastatic-breast-cancer-identifying-predictive-markers-of-immunotherapy-response
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Ji-Yeon Kim, Eunjin Lee, Kyunghee Park, Woong-Yang Park, Hae Hyun Jung, Jin Seok Ahn, Young-Hyuck Im, Yeon Hee Park
In breast cancer (BC), up to 10-20% patients were known to have clinical benefit with immune checkpoint inhibitors, and biomarkers are needed for optimal use of this multi-potential therapeutic strategy. Accordingly, we conducted an experiment to identify expression of genes associated with immune checkpoints that represent potential targets of cancer immunotherapy. We performed whole-transcriptome sequencing and whole-exome sequencing using 37 refractory BC specimens. In the immune pathway gene set expression analysis, we found that HER2 expression and previous taxane treatment were positively correlated with high expression of immune gene set expression (p = 0...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537884/a-cancer-vaccine-based-on-fluorine-modified-sialyl-tn-induces-robust-immune-responses-in-a-murine-model
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Chengcheng Song, Xiu-Jing Zheng, Chang-Cheng Liu, Yifa Zhou, Xin-Shan Ye
Development of an effective vaccine to target tumor associated carbohydrate antigens, aberrantly expressed on the cell surface of various carcinomas, is an appealing approach toward cancer immunotherapy. However, a major problem of carbohydrate antigens is their poor immunogenicity. Immunization with modified-carbohydrate antigens could improve the immunogenicity and induce cross reaction with the native carbohydrate antigens. In this study, we investigated the antitumor ability of three fluoro-substituted sialyl-Tn (STn) analogues (2, 3, 4) coupled to KLH (keyhole limpet hemocyanin) and studied the mechanism of tumor immunotherapy of the vaccines in a murine model of colon cancer...
May 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535403/the-predictive-effect-of-inflammatory-markers-and-lipid-accumulation-product-index-on-clinical-symptoms-associated-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-nonobese-adolescents-and-younger-aged-women
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Esra Nur Tola, Serenat Eris Yalcin, Nadiye Dugan
OBJECTIVE(S): The aim of our study is to analyse the inflammatory markers and lipid accumulation product (LAP) index in nonobese adolescents and younger aged women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) compared with age and body mass index (BMI)-matched healthy controls and to determine whether the investigated parameters are potential markers for the etiopathogenesis of PCOS. We also aim to determine whether these inflammatory markers are predictive for developing some clinical implications, such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and insulin resistance (IR), associated with PCOS...
May 15, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535267/the-plasma-and-mucosal-igm-iga-and-igg-responses-to-the-vibrio-cholerae-o1-protein-immunome-in-adults-with-cholera-in-bangladesh
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Richelle C Charles, Rie Nakajima, Li Liang, Al Jasinskas, Amanda Berger, Daniel T Leung, Meagan Kelly, Peng Xu, Pavol Kovác, Samantha R Giffen, James D Harbison, Fahima Chowdhury, Ashraful I Khan, Stephen B Calderwood, Taufiqur Rahman Bhuiyan, Jason B Harris, Philip L Felgner, Firdausi Qadri, Edward T Ryan
Background.: Cholera is a severe dehydrating illness of humans caused by toxigenic strains of Vibrio cholerae O1 or O139. Identification of immunogenic V. cholerae antigens could lead to a better understanding of protective immunity in human cholera. Methods.: We probed microarrays containing 3652 V. cholerae antigens with plasma and antibody-in-lymphocyte supernatant (ALS, a surrogate marker of mucosal immune responses) from patients with severe cholera caused by V...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535087/cytotoxic-t-cells-in-chronic-idiopathic-neutropenia-express-restricted-antigen-receptors
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Semeli Mastrodemou, Evangelia Stalika, Anna Vardi, Katerina Gemenetzi, Michalis Spanoudakis, Maria Karypidou, Irene Mavroudi, Anastasia Hadzidimitriou, Catherine Stavropoulos-Giokas, Helen A Papadaki, Kostas Stamatopoulos
Chronic idiopathic neutropenia (CIN) is an acquired disorder of granulopoiesis characterized by female predominance and mostly uncomplicated course. Crucial to CIN pathophysiology is the presence of activated T lymphocytes with myelosuppressive properties in both peripheral blood (PB) and bone marrow (BM). We systematically profiled the T cell receptor beta chain (TRB) gene repertoire in CD8(+) cells of 34 CIN patients through subcloning/Sanger sequencing analysis of TRBV-TRBD-TRBJ gene rearrangements. Remarkable repertoire skewing and oligoclonality were observed, along with shared clonotypes between different patients, alluding to antigen selection...
May 23, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534993/analysis-of-the-cdr3-length-repertoire-and-the-diversity-of-t-cell-receptor-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-chains-in-swine-cd4-and-cd8-t-lymphocytes
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Chun-Yan Wang, Yong-Xiang Fang, Guo-Hua Chen, Huai-Jie Jia, Shuang Zeng, Xiao-Bing He, Yuan Feng, Shou-Jie Li, Qi-Wang Jin, Wen-Yu Cheng, Zhi-Zhong Jing
The T cell receptor (TCR) is a complex heterodimer that recognizes fragments of antigens as peptides and binds to major histocompatibility complex molecules. The TCR α and β chains possess three hypervariable regions termed complementarity determining regions (CDR1, 2 and 3). CDR3 is responsible for recognizing processed antigen peptides. Immunoscope spectratyping is a simple technique for analyzing CDR3 polymorphisms and sequence length diversity, in order to investigate T cell function and the pattern of TCR utilization...
May 18, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534936/forsythoside-a-exerts-an-anti-endotoxin-effect-by-blocking-the-lps-tlr4-signaling-pathway-and-inhibiting-tregs-in-vitro
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Xiao-Yan Zeng, Wei Yuan, Lin Zhou, Shi-Xiu Wang, Yong Xie, Ying-Jun Fu
Endotoxins, also referred to as lipopolysaccharides (LPS), are powerful immunostimulators involved in a number of severe diseases. Forsythoside A (FTA), a monomer of phenethyl alcohol glycosides extracted from Forsythia suspensa, has been shown to possess anti-bacterial and immunomodulatory properties. However, it is currently not known whether FTA can counter the adverse effects of endotoxins. We investigated the effect of FTA on LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 cells and primary lymphocytes to determine its molecular mechanism of action...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534531/unravelling-the-biology-of-sclc-implications-for-therapy
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REVIEW
Joshua K Sabari, Benjamin H Lok, James H Laird, John T Poirier, Charles M Rudin
Small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) is an aggressive malignancy associated with a poor prognosis. First-line treatment has remained unchanged for decades, and a paucity of effective treatment options exists for recurrent disease. Nonetheless, advances in our understanding of SCLC biology have led to the development of novel experimental therapies. Poly [ADP-ribose] polymerase (PARP) inhibitors have shown promise in preclinical models, and are under clinical investigation in combination with cytotoxic therapies and inhibitors of cell-cycle checkpoints...
May 23, 2017: Nature Reviews. Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534499/cis-perturbation-of-cancer-drivers-by-the-htlv-1-blv-proviruses-is-an-early-determinant-of-leukemogenesis
#18
Nicolas Rosewick, Keith Durkin, Maria Artesi, Ambroise Marçais, Vincent Hahaut, Philip Griebel, Natasa Arsic, Véronique Avettand-Fenoel, Arsène Burny, Carole Charlier, Olivier Hermine, Michel Georges, Anne Van den Broeke
Human T-cell leukaemia virus type-1 (HTLV-1) and bovine leukaemia virus (BLV) infect T- and B-lymphocytes, respectively, provoking a polyclonal expansion that will evolve into an aggressive monoclonal leukaemia in ∼5% of individuals following a protracted latency period. It is generally assumed that early oncogenic changes are largely dependent on virus-encoded products, especially TAX and HBZ, while progression to acute leukaemia/lymphoma involves somatic mutations, yet that both are independent of proviral integration site that has been found to be very variable between tumours...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534443/cd59-polymorphisms-are-associated-with-gene-expression-and-different-sexual-susceptibility-to-pemphigus-foliaceus
#19
Amanda Salviano-Silva, Maria Luiza Petzl-Erler, Angelica Beate Winter Boldt
Pemphigus foliaceus (PF) is an autoimmune disease, endemic in Brazilian rural areas, characterized by acantholysis and accompanied by complement activation, with generalized or localized distribution of painful epidermal blisters. CD59 is an essential complement regulator, inhibiting formation of the membrane attack complex, and mediating signal transduction and activation of T lymphocytes. CD59 has different transcripts by alternative splicing, of which only two are widely expressed, suggesting the presence of regulatory sites in their noncoding regions...
May 23, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534375/effect-of-the-combination-treatment-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-and-cryocare-knife-in-advanced-liver-cancer
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Yuan-Peng Zhai, Yan Wang
PURPOSE: To analyze the effect of the combination treatment of high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and cryocare knife in advanced liver cancer. METHODS: 74 patients with advanced liver cancer were divided into the observation group (40 cases) and the control group (34 cases). Patients in the control group were treated with simple transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE), while those in the observation group were given the combination treatment of HIFU and cryocare knife...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
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