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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050386/brain-monoamine-oxidase-b-and-a-in-human-parkinsonian-dopamine-deficiency-disorders
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Junchao Tong, Gausiha Rathitharan, Jeffrey H Meyer, Yoshiaki Furukawa, Lee-Cyn Ang, Isabelle Boileau, Mark Guttman, Oleh Hornykiewicz, Stephen J Kish
See Jellinger (doi:10.1093/awx190) for a scientific commentary on this article. The enzyme monoamine oxidases (B and A subtypes, encoded by MAOB and MAOA, respectively) are drug targets in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Inhibitors of MAOB are used clinically in Parkinson's disease for symptomatic purposes whereas the potential disease-modifying effect of monoamine oxidase inhibitors is debated. As astroglial cells express high levels of MAOB, the enzyme has been proposed as a brain imaging marker of astrogliosis, a cellular process possibly involved in Parkinson's disease pathogenesis as elevation of MAOB in astrocytes might be harmful...
September 1, 2017: Brain: a Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047416/lessons-learned-about-f-18-av-1451-off-target-binding-from-an-autopsy-confirmed-parkinson-s-case
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Marta Marquié, Eline E Verwer, Avery C Meltzer, Sally Ji Who Kim, Cinthya Agüero, Jose Gonzalez, Sara J Makaretz, Michael Siao Tick Chong, Prianca Ramanan, Ana C Amaral, Marc D Normandin, Charles R Vanderburg, Stephen N Gomperts, Keith A Johnson, Matthew P Frosch, Teresa Gómez-Isla
[F-18]-AV-1451 is a novel positron emission tomography (PET) tracer with high affinity to neurofibrillary tau pathology in Alzheimer's disease (AD). PET studies have shown increased tracer retention in patients clinically diagnosed with dementia of AD type and mild cognitive impairment in regions that are known to contain tau lesions. In vivo uptake has also consistently been observed in midbrain, basal ganglia and choroid plexus in elderly individuals regardless of their clinical diagnosis, including clinically normal whose brains are not expected to harbor tau pathology in those areas...
October 19, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046507/subretinal-implantation-of-okayama-university-type-retinal-prosthesis-ourep-tm-in-canine-eyes-by-vitrectomy
#3
Toshihiko Matsuo, Tetsuya Uchida, Makoto Nitta, Koichiro Yamashita, Shigiko Takei, Daisuke Ido, Mamoru Tanaka, Masao Oguchi, Toshinori Furukawa
Okayama University-type retinal prosthesis (OUReP(TM)) is a photoelectric dye-coupled polyethylene film which generates electric potential in response to light and stimulates nearby neurons. This study aims to test surgical feasibility of subretinal implantation and functional durability of dye-coupled films in the subretinal space. The dye-coupled films were implanted subretinally by 25-gauge vitrectomy in the right eye of 11 normal beagle dogs: 2 dogs served for film removal after 5-month film implantation, 3 dogs for film removal after 3-month film implantation, 3 dogs for 3-month film implantation and pathological examination, and 3 dogs for sham surgery...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045066/fatality-involving-ocfentanil-documented-by-identification-of-metabolites
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Nathalie Allibe, Camille Richeval, Mélodie Phanithavong, Amandine Faure, Delphine Allorge, François Paysant, Françoise Stanke-Labesque, Hélène Eysseric-Guerin, Jean-Michel Gaulier
New psychoactive substances (NPS) use has rapidly increased over the last decade, and in the last 4 years producers increasingly appear to be targeting non-controlled synthetic opioids, involving fentanyl derivatives such as ocfentanil (OcF). Identification of metabolites is of major importance in the context of NPS use as it could improve detection window in biological matrices in clinical and forensic intoxication cases. Hence, this work aims to report a fatality involving OcF documented by the identification of metabolites...
October 16, 2017: Drug Testing and Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044562/myocardial-bridging-a-meta-analysis-of-prevalence
#5
Sorin Hostiuc, Ionuț Negoi, Mugurel C Rusu, Mihaela Hostiuc
The main objective of this article was to analyze prevalence data about myocardial bridging (MB) in published studies. To this purpose, we performed a meta-analysis of studies published in English literature that contained data about the prevalence of MB and its anatomical characteristics. The overall prevalence was 19% (CI: 17-21%); autopsy studies revealed an overall prevalence of 42% (CI: 30-55%), CT studies 22% (CI: 18-25%), and coronary angiography 6% (CI: 5-8%). Most bridges were located on the left anterior descending artery (82% overall, 63% on autopsy studies), had a mean thickness of 2...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044506/a-retrospective-study-of-the-investigation-of-homicidal-childhood-asphyxial-deaths
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Theodore T Brown, Nick I Batalis, Joni L McClain, Tracey Corey, Kim A Collins, Jeffrey M Jentzen, Joseph A Prahlow
As one of the leading causes of traumatic deaths in newborns, infants, and young children, there is no anatomic or microscopic feature that is pathognomonic for asphyxial deaths. Instead, pathologists rely on investigation information, including confessions and/or witness statements, and potential evidence at the scene. Twenty cases of homicidal newborn, infant, and young children asphyxial deaths were reviewed, which included death and police investigation reports and autopsy reports, as well as histology slides of lung sections...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044350/a-singular-case-of-asphyxia-by-choking-on-a-handkerchief-accidental-event-or-suicide-to-shut-up-spirits
#7
A De Donno, M Marrone, V Santoro, A Ostuni, A Cassano, I Grattagliano, F Introna
Choking in adults can prove fatal, despite resuscitation attempts. The manner of death can be natural, homicide or accident. When a death is due to choking, one must consider what conditions contributed to or predisposed the person to choking (eg. alcohol, drugs and physical and mental impairments). Homicidal deaths by choking are relatively uncommon, being more frequently accidental. The diagnosis of death by choking is made at autopsy when the airway is found occluded. If the individual had an occluded airway and the object or food was removed during resuscitation, the only way to make the diagnosis would be on the history...
September 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043964/accuracy-of-diagnosis-criteria-in-patients-with-suspected-diagnosis-of-sporadic-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-and-detection-of-14-3-3-protein-france-1992-to-2009
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Laurene Peckeu, Nicole Delasnerie-Lauprètre, Jean-Philippe Brandel, Dominique Salomon, Véronique Sazdovitch, Jean-Louis Laplanche, Charles Duyckaerts, Danielle Seilhean, Stéphane Haïk, Jean-Jacques Hauw
Diagnostic criteria of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), a rare and fatal transmissible nervous system disease with public health implications, are determined by clinical data, electroencephalogram (EEG), detection of 14-3-3 protein in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), brain magnetic resonance imaging and prion protein gene examination. The specificity of protein 14-3-3 has been questioned. We reviewed data from 1,572 autopsied patients collected over an 18-year period (1992-2009) and assessed whether and how 14-3-3 detection impacted the diagnosis of sporadic CJD in France, and whether this led to the misdiagnosis of treatable disorders...
October 2017: Euro Surveillance: Bulletin Européen sur les Maladies Transmissibles, European Communicable Disease Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043204/autopsy-findings-of-miliary-tuberculosis-in-a-renal-transplant-recipient
#9
Khushdeep Shergill, Divya Shelly, Manoj G, Ritu Ranjan Kumar
Miliary tuberculosis is a lethal form of disseminated tuberculosis (TB), deriving its name from the millet-seed-sized granulomas in multiple organs. As TB still remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in India, its disseminated forms need to be diagnosed early to ensure more aggressive treatment at the earliest possible time. However, a considerable number of cases are missed ante-mortem. We discuss the case of a 32-year-old immunocompromised, non-HIV patient with an ante-mortem diagnosis of pulmonary TB...
July 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043202/why-have-doctors-stopped-asking-for-autopsies-will-a-different-type-of-autopsy-change-this
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EDITORIAL
Michael Laposata
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Autopsy & case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041969/glial-cells-are-functionally-impaired-in-juvenile-neuronal-ceroid-lipofuscinosis-and-detrimental-to-neurons
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Lotta Parviainen, Sybille Dihanich, Greg W Anderson, Andrew M Wong, Helen R Brooks, Rosella Abeti, Payam Rezaie, Giovanna Lalli, Simon Pope, Simon J Heales, Hannah M Mitchison, Brenda P Williams, Jonathan D Cooper
The neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses (NCLs or Batten disease) are a group of inherited, fatal neurodegenerative disorders of childhood. In these disorders, glial (microglial and astrocyte) activation typically occurs early in disease progression and predicts where neuron loss subsequently occurs. We have found that in the most common juvenile form of NCL (CLN3 disease or JNCL) this glial response is less pronounced in both mouse models and human autopsy material, with the morphological transformation of both astrocytes and microglia severely attenuated or delayed...
October 17, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040568/u-47700-a-not-so-new-opioid
#12
Timothy P Rohrig, Samuel A Miller, Tyson R Baird
U-47700 was developed by the Upjohn Co. in the 1970s as part of their search for a selective μ-opioid agonist with similar potency as morphine. U-47700 has re-emerged recently in the illicit drug market and is easily and cheaply obtained via the internet as well as on the street, many times falsely sold as another drug. Several fatalities from U-47700 have been reported in scientific literature, often in combination with other intoxicants. This case report describes the first death in south-central Kansas resulting solely from U-47700 intoxication: a 26-year-old white male found dead in his bedroom with apparent drug paraphernalia...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Analytical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040329/sexual-homicides-in-south-africa-a-national-cross-sectional-epidemiological-study-of-adult-women-and-children
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Naeemah Abrahams, Shanaaz Mathews, Carl Lombard, Lorna J Martin, Rachel Jewkes
METHODS: We conducted a retrospective national mortuary based study to identify all adult female homicides (18 years and older) and all child homicides (boys and girls < 18 years) in 2009 in a randomly selected, proportionate sample of mortuaries. Victim, perpetrator and crime data were collected in three processes: from the mortuary register, the autopsy report and from police with the identification of sexual homicides validated across the data collection processes. FINDINGS: Among the 2670 (95% CI: 2311-2979) adult women killed in 2009, 494 (95% CI: 406-574) were identified as sexual homicides which was 19...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039828/-clinical-laboratory-and-instrumental-criteria-for-myocarditis-established-in-comparison-with-myocardial-biopsy-a-non-invasive-diagnostic-algorithm
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O V Blagova, Yu V Osipova, A V Nedostup, E A Kogan, V A Sulimov
AIM: To determine the diagnostic value of different clinical, laboratory, and instrumental signs in the diagnosis of myocarditis in patients with the picture of idiopathic arrhythmias, dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) and in a comparison group when comparing with myocardial morphological examination. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A study group included 100 patients (35 women; mean age, 44.7±12.5 years) with idiopathic arrhythmias (n=20) and DCM as a syndrome (n=100). All underwent myocardial morphological examination: endomyocardial biopsy (EMB) (n=71), intraoperative biopsy (n=13), study of the explanted heart (n=6), and autopsy (n=11)...
2017: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039169/-prenatal-diagnosis-of-joubert-syndrome-one-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Hong Wen, Lu Chen, Kai Yan, Jing He
A 25-year-old nulliparity underwent prenatal ultrasonography, and the fetal cerebellar abnormality was suspected. The fetal MRI showed 'molar tooth sign' in midbrain and cerebellar vermis hypoplasia. The fetal cerebellar vermis hypoplasia was confirmed by MRI imaging and autopsy after induced abortion. The next-generation sequencing showed that the fetus had a heterozygous mutation of CC2D2A gene (c.2728C > T and c.4598T > C), which might be the cause of the disease.
May 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039141/does-parkinson-s-disease-start-in-the-gut
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REVIEW
Arthur Lionnet, Laurène Leclair-Visonneau, Michel Neunlist, Shigeo Murayama, Masaki Takao, Charles H Adler, Pascal Derkinderen, Thomas G Beach
Parkinson's disease (PD) is pathologically characterized by the presence of intraneuronal inclusions, termed Lewy bodies and Lewy neurites, whose main component is alpha-synuclein. Based on the topographic distribution of Lewy bodies and neurites established after autopsy from PD patients, Braak and coworkers hypothesized that PD pathology may start in the gastrointestinal tract then spread through the vagus nerve to the brain. This hypothesis has been reinforced by the discovery that alpha-synuclein may be capable of spreading transcellularly, thereby providing a mechanistic basis for Braak's hypothesis...
October 16, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038675/secondary-central-nerve-system-lymphoma-with-intratumoral-hemorrhage-suggested-as-intravascular-lymphoma-by-autopsy-a-case-report
#17
Yutaro Suzuki, Hiroaki Tanaka, Kennichiro Suyama, Hidetoshi Mochida, Yoshio Suzuki
Intravascular large B-cell lymphoma (IVL) is a rare type of extranodal diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), which often infiltrates the central nervous system (CNS) during the clinical course. Cerebral hemorrhage in patients with CNS lymphoma at presentation is rare. Herein, we describe a case of secondary CNS lymphoma with intratumoral hemorrhage, which was suggested as IVL from autopsy findings. A 76-year-old Japanese man with a history of treatment for B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma was transferred to our hospital in an ambulance for generalized convulsions...
November 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037261/distinct-deposition-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-species-in-brains-with-alzheimer-s-disease-pathology-visualized-with-maldi-imaging-mass-spectrometry
#18
Nobuto Kakuda, Tomohiro Miyasaka, Noriyuki Iwasaki, Takashi Nirasawa, Satoko Wada-Kakuda, Junko Takahashi-Fujigasaki, Shigeo Murayama, Yasuo Ihara, Masaya Ikegawa
Amyloid β (Aβ) deposition in the brain is an early and invariable feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The Aβ peptides are composed of about 40 amino acids and are generated from amyloid precursor proteins (APP), by β- and γ-secretases. The distribution of individual Aβ peptides in the brains of aged people, and those suffering from AD and cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA), is not fully characterized. We employed the matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI-IMS) to illustrate the spatial distribution of a broad range of Aβ species in human autopsied brains...
October 16, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036951/-the-clinical-and-pathological-features-of-patients-with-infective-endocarditis-diagnosed-at-autopsy
#19
Y Jia, F Fang, H Wang
Objective: To study the characteristics and misdiagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE). Methods: Clinical and pathological data of 15 IE patients diagnosed by autopsy were collected, compared with the cohort of 29 regular IE cases. Results: In the autopsy patients, IE in the left heart was predominat (14/15, 93.3%). Arterial embolism was the most common comorbidity (10/15, 66.7%), followed by pneumonia, malignancies, pyelonephritis (9/15, 60.0%; 7/15, 46.7%; 6/15, 40.0% respectively). The age was elder [(64...
October 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036832/neuropathological-comparison-of-adult-onset-and-juvenile-huntington-s-disease-with-cerebellar-atrophy-a-report-of%C3%A2-a%C3%A2-father-and-son
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Caitlin S Latimer, Margaret E Flanagan, Patrick J Cimino, Suman Jayadev, Marie Davis, Zachary S Hoffer, Thomas J Montine, Luis F Gonzalez-Cuyar, Thomas D Bird, C Dirk Keene
BACKGROUND: Huntington's disease (HD) is an autosomal dominant neurodegenerative disease caused by a trinucleotide (CAG) repeat expansion in huntingtin (HTT) on chromosome 4. Anticipation can cause longer repeat expansions in children of HD patients. Juvenile Huntington's disease (JHD), defined as HD arising before age 20, accounts for 5-10% of HD cases, with cases arising in the first decade accounting for approximately 1%. Clinically, JHD differs from the predominately choreiform adult onset Huntington's disease (AOHD) with variable presentations, including symptoms such as myoclonus, seizures, Parkinsonism, and cognitive decline...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Huntington's Disease
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