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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516968/preliminary-experience-with-4k-ultra-high-definition-endoscope-analysis-of-pros-and-cons-in-skull-base-surgery
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M Rigante, G La Rocca, L Lauretti, G Q D'Alessandris, A Mangiola, C Anile, A Olivi, G Paludetti
During the last two decades endoscopic skull base surgery observed a continuous technical and technological development 3D endoscopy and ultra High Definition (HD) endoscopy have provided great advances in terms of visualisation and spatial resolution. Ultra-high definition (UHD) 4K systems, recently introduced in the clinical practice, will shape next steps forward especially in skull base surgery field. Patients were operated on through transnasal transsphenoidal endoscopic approaches performed using Olympus NBI 4K UHD endoscope with a 4 mm 0° Ultra Telescope, 300 W xenon lamp (CLV-S400) predisposed for narrow band imaging (NBI) technology connected through a camera head to a high-quality control unit (OTV-S400 - VISERA 4K UHD) (Olympus Corporation, Tokyo, Japan)...
June 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485033/localisation-of-two-bioactive-labdane-diterpenoids-in-the-peltate-glandular-trichomes-of-leonurus-japonicus-by-laser-microdissection-coupled-with-uplc-ms-ms
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Chao-Jiang Xiao, Yan-Chun Liu, Shi-Hong Luo, Juan Hua, Yan Liu, Sheng-Hong Li
INTRODUCTION: Glandular trichomes of plants are biochemical factories that could produce, store and secrete copious pharmaceutically important natural products. The Labiatae plant Leonurus japonicus is an important traditional Chinese medicine used to treat gynecological diseases, and has abundant peltate glandular trichomes (PGTs), in which the secondary metabolites accumulated are still unknown. OBJECTIVE: To study the secondary metabolites specifically accumulated in the PGTs of L...
May 9, 2017: Phytochemical Analysis: PCA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482837/selective-gene-expression-analysis-of-the-neuroepithelial-body-microenvironment-in-postnatal-lungs-with-special-interest-for-potential-stem-cell-characteristics
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Line Verckist, Robrecht Lembrechts, Sofie Thys, Isabel Pintelon, Jean-Pierre Timmermans, Inge Brouns, Dirk Adriaensen
BACKGROUND: The pulmonary neuroepithelial body (NEB) microenvironment (ME) consists of innervated cell clusters that occur sparsely distributed in the airway epithelium, an organization that has so far hampered reliable selective gene expression analysis. Although the NEB ME has been suggested to be important for airway epithelial repair after ablation, little is known about their potential stem cell characteristics in healthy postnatal lungs. Here we report on a large-scale selective gene expression analysis of the NEB ME...
May 8, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434365/identification-of-amyloid-precursor-protein-from-autopsy-and-biopsy-specimens-using-lmd-lc-ms-ms-the-experience-at-kumamoto-university
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Masayoshi Tasaki, Mitsuharu Ueda, Konen Obayashi, Yumiko Kinoshita, Sayaka Matsumoto, Mayumi Mizukami, Teruaki Masuda, Yohei Misumi, Taro Yamashita, Yukio Ando
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Amyloid: the International Journal of Experimental and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431136/c1-lateral-mass-displacement-and-transverse-atlantal-ligament-failure-in-jefferson-s-fracture-a-biomechanical-study-of-the-rule-of-spence
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Rafeek O Woods, Serkan Inceoglu, Yusuf T Akpolat, Wayne K Cheng, Brice Jabo, Olumide Danisa
BACKGROUND: Jefferson's fracture, first described in 1927, represents a bursting fracture of the C1 ring with lateral displacement of the lateral masses. It has been determined that if the total lateral mass displacement (LMD) exceeds 6.9 mm, there is high likelihood of transverse atlantal ligament (TAL) rupture, and if LMD is less than 5.7 mm TAL injury is unlikely. Several recent radiographic studies have questioned the accuracy and validity of the "rule of Spence" and it lacks biomechanical support...
April 20, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409329/purification-of-leukemic-blast-cells-from-blood-smears-using-laser-microdissection
#6
Hidemasa Matsuo, Shuichi Shiga, Tsuyoshi Imai, Yasuhiko Kamikubo, Tsutomu Toki, Kiminori Terui, Etsuro Ito, Souichi Adachi
In treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), prognostic factors, including gene mutation and abnormal gene expression, enable risk stratification of patients. However, in the case of a small proportion of leukemic blast cells, such as AML associated with Down syndrome (AML-DS), it is not possible to examine prognostic factors precisely due to the large proportion of normal cells. Here, we present a novel method for examining prognostic factors by making a smear on a membrane slide glass from a small amount of diagnostic specimen and collecting highly pure leukemic blast cells by laser microdissection (LMD)...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377147/lmd-proteomics-provides-evidence-for-hippocampus-field-specific-motor-protein-abundance-changes-with-relevance-to-alzheimer-s-disease
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Andreas Schrötter, Andrea Oberhaus, Katharina Kolbe, Svenja Seger, Thomas Mastalski, Fouzi El Magraoui, Edeltraut Hoffmann-Posorske, Michael Bohnert, Jürgen Deckert, Christian Braun, Matthias Graw, Christoph Schmitz, Thomas Arzberger, Christina Loosse, Helmut Heinsen, Helmut E Meyer, Thorsten Müller
BACKGROUND: Human hippocampal area Cornu Ammonis (CA) 1 is one of the first fields in the human telencephalon showing Alzheimer disease (AD)-specific neuropathological changes. In contrast, CA2 and CA3 are far later affected pointing to functional differences, which may be accompanied by differences in proteome endowment and changes. METHODS: Human pyramidal cell layers of hippocampal areas CA1, CA2, and CA3 from neurologically unaffected individuals were excised using laser microdissection...
June 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340764/revisiting-the-fission-track-method-for-the-analysis-of-particles-in-safeguards-environmental-samples
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N Dzigal, E Chinea-Cano, S Walsh, A Limbeck
This paper details an improved approach to environmental particle analysis for safeguards by means of a combination of an upgraded version of the so-called fission track method with state-of-the-art microscope and microprobe techniques. Improvements to the fission track method comprise a novel sample assembly, the automation of several of its steps and the extensive use of correlative microscopy. This is followed by an automated isolation of particles-of-interest by means of laser micro-dissection (LMD) and their collection onto a harvester for transfer to other micro-analytical instruments for further analysis...
May 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276968/delivery-of-drugs-growth-factors-genes-and-stem-cells-via-intrapericardial-epicardial-and-intramyocardial-routes-for-sustained-local-targeted-therapy-of-myocardial-disease
#9
Mikhail Maslov, Stephan Foianini, Mark Lovich
Local myocardial delivery (LMD) of therapeutic agents is a promising strategy that aims to treat various myocardial pathologies. It is designed to deliver agents directly to the myocardium and minimize their extracardiac concentrations and side effects. LMD aims to enhance outcomes of existing therapies by broadening their therapeutic window and to utilize new agents that could not be otherwise be implemented systemically. Areas covered: This article provides a historical overview of six decades LMD evolution in terms of the approaches, including intrapericardial, epicardial, and intramyocardial delivery, and the wide array of classes of agents used to treat myocardial pathologies...
February 22, 2017: Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262818/phage-host-interactions-in-streptococcus-thermophilus-genome-analysis-of-phages-isolated-in-uruguay-and-ectopic-spacer-acquisition-in-crispr-array
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Rodrigo Achigar, Alfonso H Magadán, Denise M Tremblay, María Julia Pianzzola, Sylvain Moineau
Three cos-type virulent Streptococcus thermophilus phages were isolated from failed mozzarella production in Uruguay. Genome analyses showed that these phages are similar to those isolated elsewhere around the world. The CRISPR1 and CRISPR3 arrays of the three S. thermophilus host strains from Uruguay were also characterized and similarities were noted with previously described model strains SMQ-301, LMD-9 and DGCC7710. Spontaneous bacteriophage-insensitive S. thermophilus mutants (BIMs) were obtained after challenging the phage-sensitive wild-type strain Uy02 with the phage 128 and their CRISPR content was analyzed...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250991/polygamy-and-risk-of-coronary-artery-disease-in-men-undergoing-angiography-an-observational-study
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Amin Daoulah, Amir Lotfi, Mushabab Al-Murayeh, Salem Al-Kaabi, Salem M Al-Faifi, Osama E Elkhateeb, Mohamed N Alama, Ahmad S Hersi, Ciaran M Dixon, Waleed Ahmed, Mohamed Al-Shehri, Ali Youssef, Ahmed Moustafa Elimam, Ayman S Abougalambou, Waheed Murad, Alawi A Alsheikh-Ali
Epidemiologic evidence suggests a link between psychosocial risk factors such as marital status and coronary artery disease (CAD). Polygamy (multiple concurrent wives) is a distinct marital status practiced in many countries in Asia and the Middle East, but its association with CAD is not well defined. We conducted a multicenter, observational study of consecutive patients undergoing coronary angiography during the period from April 1, 2013, to March 30, 2014. Of 1,068 enrolled patients, 687 were married men...
2017: International Journal of Vascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215459/leptomeningeal-metastases-presenting-exclusively-with-ocular-disturbance-in-34-patients-a-tertiary-care-cancer-hospital-experience
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Rory Richard Mayer, Benjamin Jay Frankfort, Ben A Strickland, James Matthew Debnam, Ian E McCutcheon, Morris D Groves, Jeffrey S Weinberg
Leptomeningeal disease (LMD) represents disseminated intracranial metastatic disease that requires early detection and initiation of therapy. Patients with LMD typically present with a variety of neurologic problems, including ocular disturbances. However, little is reported on LMD presenting exclusively with ocular-related disturbances in the absence of any other central nervous system (CNS) dysfunction. Our goal was to describe the workup for ocular disturbances in the setting of known cancer diagnosis. Retrospective case study utilizing prospectively collected database at a tertiary cancer care center for all patients with diagnosis of LMD between 2001 and 2009...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153807/amyloidosis-a-cancer-derived-paraproteinemia-and-kidney-involvement
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REVIEW
Jolanta Małyszko, Klaudia Kozłowska, Jacek Stanisław Małyszko
Amyloidosis is the general term describing the extracellular tissue deposition of fibrils composed of low molecular weight subunits of a variety of proteins. There are multiple different human protein precursors of amyloid fibrils. Amyloid deposits are stained using Congo Red and show typical apple-green birefringence in polarized microscopy. Nowadays, a novel technique LMD/MS technique or laser microdissection combined with mass spectrometry help to diagnose amyloidosis. Amyloidosis of the kidney is typically classified as being either one of two types: AL or AA...
March 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125707/digital-pcr-improves-mutation-analysis-in-pancreas-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy-specimens
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Shonan Sho, Colin M Court, Stephen Kim, David R Braxton, Shuang Hou, V Raman Muthusamy, Rabindra R Watson, Alireza Sedarat, Hsian-Rong Tseng, James S Tomlinson
Applications of precision oncology strategies rely on accurate tumor genotyping from clinically available specimens. Fine needle aspirations (FNA) are frequently obtained in cancer management and often represent the only source of tumor tissues for patients with metastatic or locally advanced diseases. However, FNAs obtained from pancreas ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) are often limited in cellularity and/or tumor cell purity, precluding accurate tumor genotyping in many cases. Digital PCR (dPCR) is a technology with exceptional sensitivity and low DNA template requirement, characteristics that are necessary for analyzing PDAC FNA samples...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000105/comparing-pre-operative-stereotactic-radiosurgery-srs-to-post-operative-whole-brain-radiation-therapy-wbrt-for-resectable-brain-metastases-a-multi-institutional-analysis
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Kirtesh R Patel, Stuart H Burri, Danielle Boselli, James T Symanowski, Anthony L Asher, Ashley Sumrall, Robert W Fraser, Robert H Press, Jim Zhong, Richard J Cassidy, Jeffrey J Olson, Walter J Curran, Hui-Kuo G Shu, Ian R Crocker, Roshan S Prabhu
Pre-operative stereotactic radiosurgery (pre-SRS) has been shown as a viable treatment option for resectable brain metastases (BM). The aim of this study is to compare oncologic outcomes and toxicities for pre-SRS and post-operative WBRT (post-WBRT) for resectable BM. We reviewed records of consecutive patients who underwent resection of BM and either pre-SRS or post-WBRT between 2005 and 2013 at two institutions. Overall survival (OS) was calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Cumulative incidence was used for intracranial outcomes...
December 20, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965537/region-specific-differences-in-amyloid-precursor-protein-expression-in-the-mouse-hippocampus
#16
Domenico Del Turco, Mandy H Paul, Jessica Schlaudraff, Meike Hick, Kristina Endres, Ulrike C Müller, Thomas Deller
The physiological role of amyloid precursor protein (APP) has been extensively investigated in the rodent hippocampus. Evidence suggests that APP plays a role in synaptic plasticity, dendritic and spine morphogenesis, neuroprotection and-at the behavioral level-hippocampus-dependent forms of learning and memory. Intriguingly, however, studies focusing on the role of APP in synaptic plasticity have reported diverging results and considerable differences in effect size between the dentate gyrus (DG) and area CA1 of the mouse hippocampus...
2016: Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776557/mammographically-dense-human-breast-tissue-stimulates-mcf10dcis-com-progression-to-invasive-lesions-and-metastasis
#17
Cecilia W Huo, Mark Waltham, Christine Khoo, Stephen B Fox, Prue Hill, Shou Chen, Grace L Chew, John T Price, Chau H Nguyen, Elizabeth D Williams, Michael Henderson, Erik W Thompson, Kara L Britt
BACKGROUND: High mammographic density (HMD) not only confers a significantly increased risk of breast cancer (BC) but also is associated with BCs of more advanced stages. However, it is unclear whether BC progression and metastasis are stimulated by HMD. We investigated whether patient-derived HMD breast tissue could stimulate the progression of MCF10DCIS.com cells compared with patient-matched low mammographic density (LMD) tissue. METHODS: Sterile breast specimens were obtained immediately after prophylactic mastectomy from high-risk women (n = 10)...
October 25, 2016: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27662677/lmd-based-features-for-the-automatic-seizure-detection-of-eeg-signals-using-svm
#18
Tao Zhang, Wanzhong Chen
Achieving the goal of detecting seizure activity automatically using electroencephalogram (EEG) signals is of great importance and significance for the treatment of epileptic seizures. To realize this aim, a newly-developed time-frequency analytical algorithm, namely local mean decomposition (LMD), is employed in the presented study. LMD is able to decompose an arbitrary signal into a series of product functions (PFs). Primarily, the raw EEG signal is decomposed into several PFs, and then the temporal statistical and non-linear features of the first five PFs are calculated...
September 20, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27641238/gradual-downhill-running-improves-age-related-skeletal-muscle-and-bone-weakness-implication-of-autophagy-and-bone-morphogenetic-proteins
#19
Jeong-Seok Kim, Young-Hee Lee, Ho-Keun Yi
What is the central question of this study? Exercise training by running has an effect on age-related muscle and bone wasting that improves physical activity and quality of life in the elderly. However, the effect of downhill running on age-related muscle and bone wasting, and its mechanisms, are unclear. What is the main finding and its importance? Gradual downhill running can improve skeletal muscle growth and bone formation by enhancing autophagy and bone morphogenetic protein signalling in aged rats. Therefore, downhill running exercise might be a practical intervention to improve skeletal muscle and bone protection in the elderly...
December 1, 2016: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27629839/diabetic-patients-with-an-acute-myocardial-infarction-in-terms-of-risk-factors-and-comorbidities-management-characteristics-of-the-highest-risk-individuals
#20
Józefa Dąbek, Mariusz Bałys, Michał Majewski, Zbigniew T Gąsior
BACKGROUND: Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) and acute myocardial infarction (AMI) are heterogeneous individuals with different clinical status compared to patients without DM. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the group of diabetic patients with ST-segment elevation MI (STEMI) or non-ST-segment elevation infarction (NSTEMI) including risk factors, medical history, laboratory findings, advancement of coronary vessel atherosclerosis, and diagnostics and therapeutic modalities performed...
July 2016: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
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