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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646487/immunotoxic-effects-of-thymus-in-mice-following-exposure-to-nanoparticulate-tio2
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Fashui Hong, Yaoming Zhou, Yingjun Zhou, Ling Wang
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) have been extensively used in industry, medicine, and daily life, and have shown potential toxic effects for animals or humans. We noted that the effects of TiO2 NPs on the immune system and its mechanism of action in animals or humans have not been elucidated. Thus, mice were exposed to the TiO2 NPs (0, 1.25, 2.5, or 5 mg kg(-1) body weight) for 9 consecutive months. Exposure to TiO2 NPs was accumulated in the thymus, leading to a decrease in body weight and increases in the weight of the thymus or thymus indices...
June 24, 2017: Environmental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644356/low-hepatic-tissue-copper-in-pediatric-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Michael Mendoza, Shelley Caltharp, Ming Song, Lindsay Collin, Juna V Konomi, Craig J McClain, Miriam B Vos
OBJECTIVE: Animal models and studies in adults have demonstrated that copper restriction increases severity of liver injury in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). This has not been studied in children. We aimed to determine if lower tissue copper is associated with increased NAFLD severity in children. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of pediatric patients who had a liver biopsy including a hepatic copper quantitation. The primary outcome compared hepatic copper concentration in NAFLD versus non-NAFLD...
July 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635954/phenotypic-extremes-of-bicd2-opathies-from-lethal-congenital-muscular-atrophy-with-arthrogryposis-to-asymptomatic-with-subclinical-features
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Markus Storbeck, Beate Horsberg Eriksen, Andreas Unger, Irmgard Hölker, Ingvild Aukrust, Lilian A Martínez-Carrera, Wolfgang A Linke, Andreas Ferbert, Raoul Heller, Matthias Vorgerd, Gunnar Houge, Brunhilde Wirth
Heterozygous variants in BICD cargo adapter 2 (BICD2) cause autosomal dominant spinal muscular atrophy, lower extremity-predominant 2 (SMALED2). The disease is usually characterized by a benign or slowly progressive, congenital or early onset muscle weakness and atrophy that mainly affects the lower extremities, although some affected individuals show involvement of the arms and the shoulder girdle. Here we report unusual extremes of BICD2-related diseases: A severe form of congenital muscular atrophy with arthrogryposis multiplex, respiratory insufficiency and lethality within four months...
June 21, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631110/expression-of-hsp27-and-hsp70-and-vacuolization-in-the-pituitary-glands-in-cases-of-fatal-hypothermia
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Elke Doberentz, Philipp Markwerth, Rebecca Wagner, Burkhard Madea
Hypothermia causes systemic cellular stress. The pituitary gland is an endocrine gland and plays an important role in thermoregulation. When the core body temperature drops, the pituitary gland is activated by stimulation of hypothalamic hormones. In this study, we investigated morphological alterations of the pituitary gland in cases of fatal hypothermia. Several morphological alterations of the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, such as hemorrhage, vacuolization, and hyperemia, have been previously described in fatal hypothermia...
June 19, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622022/comparison-of-clinical-and-radiological-results-in-the-arthroscopic-repair-of-full-thickness-rotator-cuff-tears-with-and-without-the-anterior-attachment-of-the-rotator-cable
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Nam Su Cho, Seong Cheol Moon, Se Jung Hong, Seong Hae Bae, Yong Girl Rhee
BACKGROUND: The anterior rotator cable is critical in force transmission of the rotator cuff. However, few clinical studies have examined the correlation between the integrity of the anterior supraspinatus tendon and surgical outcomes in patients with rotator cuff tears. PURPOSE: To compare the clinical and structural outcomes of the arthroscopic repair of full-thickness rotator cuff tears with and without anterior disruption of the supraspinatus tendon. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
June 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620799/changes-of-fatty-infiltration-according-to-the-immediate-postoperative-time-point-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-after-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair
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Ji Wan Park, Chris Hyunchul Jo, Ji Sun Shin
PURPOSE: Fatty infiltration (FI) is known to be an irreversible change which continues degeneration after rotator cuff repair. Previous studies evaluated postoperative changes in FI using a preoperative baseline. This study aimed to investigate the changes in FI using an immediate postoperative baseline. We hypothesized that FI was progressed more when measured relative to an immediate postoperative baseline than to a preoperative baseline. METHODS: From 2008 to 2010, 77 patients who met the following criteria were included in this study: arthroscopic rotator cuff repair of a full-thickness rotator cuff tear and presence of preoperative (approximately 1 month before surgery), immediate postoperative (approximately 3 days after surgery), and 1-year postoperative (at least 9 months to 1 year after surgery) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) undertaken...
June 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615451/molecular-mechanisms-of-signaling-via-the-docosanoid-neuroprotectin-d1-for-cellular-homeostasis-and-neuroprotection
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Aram Asatryan, Nicolas G Bazan
Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 essential fatty acid family member that is enriched in the nervous system, generates bioactive docosanoids that can counteract disruptions of cellular homeostasis. Docosanoids include neuroprotectin D1 (NPD1), which is decreased in the CA1 hippocampal area of patients with early-stage Alzheimers disease (AD). We summarize here how NPD1 elicits neuroprotection by up-regulating c-REL, a nuclear factor (NF)-kappaB subtype that, in turn, enhances expression of BIRC3 (baculoviral IAP repeat-containing protein 3, or cIAP2) in retinal cells...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609139/evidence-and-role-of-phlebitis-and-lipid-infiltration-in-the-onset-and-pathogenesis-of-wooden-breast-disease-in-modern-broiler-chickens
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Michael Babak Papah, Erin Brannick, Carl J Schmidt, Behnam Abasht
Wooden Breast Disease (WBD), a myopathy that frequently affects modern broiler chickens, is a disorder that has been associated with significant economic losses in the poultry industry. To examine tissue changes associated with the onset and early pathogenesis of this disorder, a time-series experiment was conducted using chickens from a high-breast-muscle-yield, purebred commercial broiler line. Birds were raised for up to seven weeks, with a subset of birds sampled weekly. Breast muscle tissues were extracted at necropsy and processed for analysis by light microscopy and transmission electron microscopy...
June 13, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608850/cellular-senescence-drives-age-dependent-hepatic-steatosis
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Mikolaj Ogrodnik, Satomi Miwa, Tamar Tchkonia, Dina Tiniakos, Caroline L Wilson, Albert Lahat, Christoper P Day, Alastair Burt, Allyson Palmer, Quentin M Anstee, Sushma Nagaraja Grellscheid, Jan H J Hoeijmakers, Sander Barnhoorn, Derek A Mann, Thomas G Bird, Wilbert P Vermeij, James L Kirkland, João F Passos, Thomas von Zglinicki, Diana Jurk
The incidence of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) increases with age. Cellular senescence refers to a state of irreversible cell-cycle arrest combined with the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines and mitochondrial dysfunction. Senescent cells contribute to age-related tissue degeneration. Here we show that the accumulation of senescent cells promotes hepatic fat accumulation and steatosis. We report a close correlation between hepatic fat accumulation and markers of hepatocyte senescence. The elimination of senescent cells by suicide gene-meditated ablation of p16(Ink4a)-expressing senescent cells in INK-ATTAC mice or by treatment with a combination of the senolytic drugs dasatinib and quercetin (D+Q) reduces overall hepatic steatosis...
June 13, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607606/diagnostic-value-of-gd-eob-dtpa-mri-for-hepatocellular-adenoma-a-meta-analysis
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Yongfei Guo, Wenjuan Li, Zhinan Xie, Yi Zhang, Yijie Fang, Wenli Cai, Guobin Hong
Objective: This study aimed to systematically review the gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (Gd-EOB-DTPA-MRI) findings of hepatocellular adenoma (HCA), especially focusing on the diagnostic value of low signal intensity (SI) in the hepatocyte-phase (HBP) for differentiating HCA from focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH). Methods: A thorough literature search was conducted in PubMed, Excerpta Medica Database (EMBASE) and China National Knowledge Infrastructure databases (CNKI) to identify studies evaluating Gd-EOB-DTPA-MRI presentations of HCA...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601553/skeletal-muscle-water-t2-as-a-biomarker-of-disease-status-and-exercise-effects-in-patients-with-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Ami Mankodi, Noura Azzabou, Thomas Bulea, Harmen Reyngoudt, Hirity Shimellis, Yupeng Ren, Eunhee Kim, Kenneth H Fischbeck, Pierre G Carlier
The purpose of this study was to examine exercise effects on muscle water T2 in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). In 12 DMD subjects and 19 controls, lower leg muscle fat (%) was measured by Dixon and muscle water T2 and R2 (1/T2) by the tri-exponential model. Muscle water R2 was measured again at 3 hours after an ankle dorsiflexion exercise. The muscle fat fraction was higher in DMD participants than in controls (p < .001) except in the tibialis posterior muscle. Muscle water T2 was measured independent of the degree of fatty degeneration in DMD muscle...
April 28, 2017: Neuromuscular Disorders: NMD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588658/supraspinatus-detachment-causes-musculotendinous-degeneration-and-a-reduction-in-bone-mineral-density-at-the-enthesis-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-rotator-cuff-degeneration
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Tanujan Thangarajah, Frederick Henshaw, Anita Sanghani-Kerai, Simon M Lambert, Catherine J Pendegrass, Gordon W Blunn
BACKGROUND: To evaluate biological strategies that enhance tendon-bone healing in humans, it is imperative that suitable animal models accurately reproduce the pathological changes observed in the clinical setting following a tear. The purpose of the present study was to investigate rotator cuff degeneration in a rat, as well as assess the development of osteopenia at the enthesis following tendon detachment. METHODS: Eighteen female Wistar rats underwent unilateral detachment of the supraspinatus tendon...
July 2017: Shoulder & Elbow
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574392/-study-of-hepatoprotective-properties-of-rna-containing-drug-rn-13-on-the-model-of-acute-tetrahllormethane-induced-hepatitis-in-rats
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Z Shulgau, Sh Sergazy, T Krivoruchko, B Sagindykova, A Gulyayev
The aim of the study was to assess the hepatoprotective properties of the RNA-containing drug RN-13 on the model of acute CLL4 induced hepatitis in rats. To evaluate hepatoprotective properties of the RNA-containing drug RN-13 42 female rats were used. RN-13 increases the survival rate of animals with acute tetrachloromethane hepatitis. The hepatoprotective properties of RN-13 were confirmed by biochemical and morphological data. RN-13 helps to reduce the activity of alanine aminotransferase, which indicates its ability to limit cytolysis syndrome...
April 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558775/fat-content-fatty-acid-pattern-and-iron-content-in-livers-of-turkeys-with-hepatic-lipidosis
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Christian Visscher, Lea Middendorf, Ronald Günther, Alexandra Engels, Christof Leibfacher, Henrik Möhle, Kristian Düngelhoef, Stefan Weier, Wolfram Haider, Dimitri Radko
BACKGROUND: The so-called "hepatic lipidosis" in turkeys is an acute progressive disease associated with a high mortality rate in a very short time. Dead animals show a massive fatty degeneration of the liver. The cause is still unclear. Previous findings suggest that there may be parallels to human non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The object of the study was to examine the changes in the fat contents, the fatty acid composition and the iron content in livers of animals, which have died from hepatic lipidosis...
May 30, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554550/reliability-of-mr-quantification-of-rotator-cuff-muscle-fatty-degeneration-using-a-2-point-dixon-technique-in-comparison-with-the-goutallier-classification-validation-study-by-multiple-readers
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Saya Horiuchi, Taiki Nozaki, Atsushi Tasaki, Akira Yamakawa, Yasuhito Kaneko, Takeshi Hara, Hiroshi Yoshioka
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Presurgical assessment of fatty degeneration is important in the management of patients with rotator cuff tears. The Goutallier classification is widely accepted as a qualitative scoring system, although it is highly observer-dependent and has poor reproducibility. The objective of this study was to quantify fatty degeneration of the supraspinatus muscle using a 2-point Dixon technique in patients with rotator cuff tears by multiple readers, and to evaluate the reproducibility compared to Goutallier classification...
May 26, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542102/influence-of-paravertebral-muscle-quality-on-treatment-efficacy-of-epidural-steroid-infiltration-or-surgical-decompression-in-lumbar-spinal-stenosis-analysis-of-the-lumbar-spinal-outcome-study-lsos-data-a-swiss-prospective-multi-center-cohort-study
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Michael Betz, Jakob M Burgstaller, Ulrike Held, Gustav Andreisek, Johann Steurer, Francois Porchet, Mazda Farshad
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective multi-center cohort study. OBJECTIVE: To study the question whether paravertebral muscle quality may affect the clinical outcome of epidural steroid infiltration (ESI) or surgical decompression in patients with symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: To the present, the impact of paravertebral muscle quality on clinical outcome of epidural steroid infiltration (ESI) or surgical decompression in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) has not been clarified...
May 25, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515072/%C3%AF-3-and-%C3%AF-6-long-chain-pufas-and-their-enzymatic-metabolites-in-neovascular-eye-diseases
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REVIEW
Yan Gong, Zhongjie Fu, Raffael Liegl, Jing Chen, Ann Hellström, Lois Eh Smith
Neovascular eye diseases, including retinopathy of prematurity, diabetic retinopathy, and age-related macular degeneration, threaten the visual health of children and adults. Current treatment options, including anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy and laser retinal photocoagulation, have limitations and are associated with adverse effects; therefore, the identification of additional therapies is highly desirable. Both clinical and experimental studies show that dietary ω-3 (n-3) long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) reduce retinal and choroidal angiogenesis...
May 17, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509823/progression-of-fatty-muscle-degeneration-in-atraumatic-rotator-cuff-tears
#18
Jonah Hebert-Davies, Sharlene A Teefey, Karen Steger-May, Aaron M Chamberlain, William Middleton, Kathryn Robinson, Ken Yamaguchi, Jay D Keener
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this prospective study was to examine the progression of fatty muscle degeneration over time in asymptomatic shoulders with degenerative rotator cuff tears. METHODS: Subjects with an asymptomatic rotator cuff tear in 1 shoulder and pain due to rotator cuff disease in the contralateral shoulder were enrolled in a prospective cohort. Subjects were followed annually with shoulder ultrasonography, which evaluated tear size, location, and fatty muscle degeneration...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505492/comprehensive-evaluation-of-scfa-production-in-the-intestinal-bacteria-regulated-by-berberine-using-gas-chromatography-combined-with-polymerase-chain-reaction
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Lu-Lu Wang, Hui-Hui Guo, Shuai Huang, Chen-Lin Feng, Yan-Xing Han, Jian-Dong Jiang
Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) of intestine microbial have caught accumulating attention for their beneficial effects on human health. Botanic compounds with low bioavailability such as berberine (BBR) and resveratrol might interact with intestinal microbial ecosystem and promote gut bacteria to produce SCFA, which contribute to their biological effects. In the present study, a comprehensive assay system was built to detect SCFAs production in intestinal bacteria, in which stringent anaerobic culture was applied for in vitro bacterial fermentation, followed by direct-injection GC detection (chemical detection) in combination with real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR, biological detection)...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496357/incidence-and-risk-factors-of-persistent-low-back-pain-following-posterior-decompression-and-instrumented-fusion-for-lumbar-disk-herniation
#20
Hui Wang, Tao Wang, Qian Wang, Wenyuan Ding
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to explore the incidence and risk factors of persistent low back pain (PLBP) following posterior decompression and instrumented fusion for lumbar disk herniation and to provide references in decision-making and surgical planning for both spinal surgeons and surgically treated patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: By retrieving the medical records from January 2013 to December 2016, 221 patients were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were classified as having PLBP if numeric rating scale (NRS) scores were >50 at all postoperative follow-up time points (3 months, 6 months, and 12 months)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
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