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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046050/immunofluorescent-characterization-of-non-myelinating-schwann-cells-and-their-interactions-with-immune-cells-in-mouse-mesenteric-lymph-node
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Zhongli Shi, Wayne K Greene, Philip K Nicholls, Dailun Hu, Janina E E Tirnitz-Parker, Qionglan Yuan, Changfu Yin, Bin Ma
The central nervous system (CNS) influences the immune system in a general fashion by regulating the systemic concentration of humoral substances, whereas the autonomic nervous system communicates specifically with the immune system according to local interactions. Data concerning the mechanisms of this bidirectional crosstalk of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) and immune system remain limited. To gain a better understanding of local interactions of the PNS and immune system, we have used immunofluorescent staining of glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), coupled with confocal microscopy, to investigate the non-myelinating Schwann cell (NMSC)-immune cell interactions in mouse mesenteric lymph nodes...
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Histochemistry: EJH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046029/-is-it-possible-for-chronic-urticaria-diagnostic-approach-to-be-simplified-a-clinical-data-checklist
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Iván Chérrez-Ojeda, Karla Robles-Velasco, Pamela Bedoya-Riofrio, Peter Schmid-Grendelmeier, Sofía Chérrez, Florian Colbatzky, Ricardo Cardona, Pedro Barberan-Torres, Erick Calero, Juan Carlos Calderón, José I Larco, Annia Chérrez
BACKGROUND: Existing clinical guidelines do not offer an efficient alternative for the collection of data on relevant clinical traits during history and physical of the patient with chronic urticaria. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to provide a clinical data checklist together with its guide to allow for thorough information to be obtained and for a physical exam that identifies the main features and triggering factors of the disease to be carried out. METHODS: A search was conducted for relevant literature on chronic urticaria in Medline, the Cochrane library and PubMed...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046024/clinical-impact-in-the-real-life-of-guidelines-recommendations-for-atopic-dermatitis-in-a-tropical-population-teccema-cohort
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Jorge Sánchez, Yuliana Toro, Ricardo Cardona
BACKGROUND: Real-life impact of guidelines for the management of atopic dermatitis has been poorly studied. OBJECTIVE: To assess atopic dermatitis clinical control in residents of a tropical area managed according to international consensuses. METHODS: Prospective study with a 24-month follow-up. Clinical response was assessed with SCORAD, DLQI and a subjective scale (SS) on severity perception by the patient. RESULTS: Two-hundred and thirty-three patients were stratified according to SCORAD: 53 had mild severity (22%), 116 moderate (49%) and 64 severe (27%)...
July 2017: Revista Alergia Mexico: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Mexicana de Alergia e Inmunología, A.C
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046002/-optimal-diagnostics-and-therapy-for-microvascular-angina-pectoris
#4
Peter Ong, Udo Sechtem
Patients with microvascular angina are characterized by angina pectoris with proof of myocardial ischemia in the absence of any relevant epicardial stenosis and without myocardial disease (type 1 coronary microvascular dysfunction according to Crea and Camici). Structural and functional alterations of the coronary microvessels (diameter < 500 µm) are the reason for this phenomenon. Frequently such alterations are associated with cardiovascular risk factors. Patients with angina pectoris without epicardial stenoses represent for 10 - 50 % of all patients undergoing coronary angiography depending on the clinical presentation...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046001/-different-symptoms-and-course-of-coronary-heart-disease-in%C3%A2-men%C3%A2-and-women
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Christopher Hohmann, Roman Pfister, Guido Michels
According to the federal statistical office, cardiovascular disorders are still the leading cause of death in Germany. Chronic ischemic heart disease and acute myocardial infarction are the most important subgroups. In addition to evidence-based and personalized medicine, in recent years gender medicine has been established as an independent research area. Gender differences are evident in the majority of prevalent diseases, including cardiovascular disorders. The following article provides an insight into the diagnostically and therapeutically specific aspects of coronary heart disease in men and women...
October 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045986/impact-of-residency-training-redesign-on-residents-clinical-knowledge
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Elaine Waller, M Patrice Eiff, Eve Dexter, Jason C B Rinaldo, Miguel Marino, Roger Garvin, Alan B Douglass, Robert Phillips, Larry A Green, Patricia A Carney
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The In-training Examination (ITE) is a frequently used method to evaluate family medicine residents' clinical knowledge. We compared family medicine ITE scores among residents who trained in the 14 programs that participated in the Preparing the Personal Physician for Practice (P4) Project to national averages over time, and according to educational innovations. METHODS: The ITE scores of 802 consenting P4 residents who trained in 2007 through 2011 were obtained from the American Board of Family Medicine...
October 2017: Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045973/-application-of-three-dimensional-reconstruction-of-the-enhanced-ct-with-iplan-cmf-software-in-head-and-neck-neoplasms
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Y Yu, W B Zhang, Y Wang, X J Liu, C B Guo, G Y Yu, X Peng
OBJECTIVE: Three-dimensional reconstruction of the enhanced CT is increasingly becoming a valuable tool in head and neck neoplasms. The aim of this study is to reconstruct three-dimensional imaging of tumor and its surrounding important anatomical structure using iPlan CMF software, and to investigate the application of three-dimensional tumor mapping technique for the diagnosis and treatment of the head and neck neoplasms. METHODS: In the study, 13 cases with head and neck tumors in Department of Oral and Maxilloficial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology from June 2014 to June 2015 were studied using spiral CT scanning technology based on the same scanning condition...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045968/-comparative-results-of-non-operative-and-operative-treatment-of-humeral-shaft-fractures
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B S Zhang, W Y Li, X H Liu, J Wei, L He, M Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To compare the difference between non-operative and operative treatment of humeral shaft fractures. METHODS: From March 2005 to October 2012, 252 cases of humeral shaft fractures were treated and were adequately followed up. According to the treatment methods, the patients were divided into 2 groups: the non-operative group and the operative group. In the non-operative group, there were 76 cases treated with plaster/small splint fixation,meanwhile there were 176 cases treated with internal fixation either by plating or by nailing in the operative group...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045967/-early-surgical-treatment-of-multi-segmet-intramedullary-cervical-spinal-cord-ependymoma
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C C Ma, G Z Lin, Z Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the early clinical treatment and prognosis of multi-segment intramedullary cervical ependymoma. METHODS: Twenty patients with multi-segment (more than 3 segments) intramedullary spinal ependymoma (McCormic grade I) were microsurgically treated with assistance of intraoperative neuroelectrophysiological monitoring. None of them received postoperative radiotherapy. Preoperatively all the patients underwent MRI examination and their neurologically function was assessed by McCormic classification method...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045965/-cause-analysis-of-spinal-surgery-in-ankylosing-spondylitis
#10
R Liu, L Sun, C H Li, J Y Zhai, X Y Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the common cause of spinal surgery in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and to develop reasonable and effective treatment programs for rhematologists. METHODS: In this study, 79 AS patients (72 males, 7 females) hospitalized in the Department of Orthopedic and received spinal surgery in Peking University Third Hospital from January 2007 to July 2013 were investigated retrospectively. The causes of the spinal surgery were analyzed. RESULTS: The majority of the surgery were of cervical vertebra surgery for 59 cases (74...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045962/-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-promoted-autologous-b-cell-proliferation-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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W Chen, F L Hu, H J Liu, L L Xu, Y N Li, Z G Li
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSC) on pro-liferation of B lymphocytes in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. METHODS: The peripheral blood specimens were collected from 15 healthy adults and 38 RA patients who were divided into high disease activity group, medium activity group and low activity group according to their 28-joint disease activity score (DAS28). And the frequencies of MDSC were determined by flow cytometry...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045959/-prevalence-of-autism-spectrum-disorders-in-children-aged-0-6-years-in-china-a-meta-analysis
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H F Shi, J X Zhang, R Zhang, X L Wang
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence and trend of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children aged 0-6 years in China. METHODS: Systematic literature searches were conducted in PubMed, Web of Science, Scopus, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Chinese Biomedical Literature Database (CBM), Wanfang and Weipu Database (VIP ), and the literatures published before February 25, 2017 were selected according to the same criteria. Prevalence Data of three periods were abstracted, then pooled using random effect model...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045956/-co-morbidity-of-vasovagal-syncope-and-postural-tachycardia-syndrome-with-allergic-diseases-in-children
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Y Liao, Q Y Zhang, H X Li, Y L Wang, P Liu, J B DU
OBJECTIVE: To explore the clinical characteristics of the co-morbidity of vasovagal syncope (VVS) and postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) with allergic diseases in children. METHODS: A re-trospective analysis was launched to summarize the clinical data of children with VVS and POTS. They were divided into allergic group and non-allergic group according to the history of allergic diseases. The participants' clinical characteristics were compared between allergic group and non-allergic group using independent sample t test or rank sum test; composition comparisons were completed by Chi-square test...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045954/-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-as-leading-manifestation-of-methylmalonic-aciduria-clinical-characteristics-and-gene-testing-in-15-cases
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X Q Liu, H Yan, J X Qiu, C Y Zhang, J G Qi, X Zhang, H J Xiao, Y L Yang, Y H Chen, J B DU
OBJECTIVE: To deepen our understanding of Methylmalonic aciduria (MMA) associated pulmonary hypertension (PH) by analyzing the characteristics of clinical presentation, pulmonary high resolusion CT(HRCT), treatment response and gene mutation. METHODS: This study includes 15 cases of pediatric patients with MMA associated PH diagnosed and treated in Peking University First Hospital pediatric department between May 2012 and May 2016 with symptoms of PH as their leading presentation...
October 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045922/the-impact-of-expired-commercial-drugs-on-non-target-marine-species-a-case-study-with-the-use-of-a-battery-of-biomarkers-in-hemocytes-of-mussels
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Nektarios Politakis, Alexia Belavgeni, Ioanna Efthimiou, Nikolina Charalampous, Chara Kourkouta, Stefanos Dailianis
The present study investigated the effects of two expired commercial medicines, like Buscopan Plus and Mesulid, commonly classified as household medical wastes, on hemocytes of mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis. Mussel hemocytes' lysosomal membrane stability (in terms of neutral red retention assay), superoxide anions (O2(·)(-)) and nitric oxides (NO, in terms of nitrites) production, lipid peroxidation (in terms of malondialdehyde/MDA content) and the formation of nuclear abnormalities (using the micronucleus/MN assay) were assessed in hemocytes of mussels treated for 7 days with appropriate amounts of each drug (the concentrations of active substances were considered in each case, due to the absence of data related with the excipients) as well as in hemocytes of post-treated/recovered mussels (7 days post-treatment/recovery period)...
October 14, 2017: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045877/self-organization-of-ftsz-polymers-in-solution-reveals-spacer-role-of-the-disordered-c-terminal-tail
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Sonia Huecas, Erney Ramírez-Aportela, Albert Vergoñós, Rafael Núñez-Ramírez, Oscar Llorca, J Fernando Díaz, David Juan-Rodríguez, María A Oliva, Patricia Castellen, José M Andreu
FtsZ is a self-assembling GTPase that forms, below the inner membrane, the mid-cell Z-ring guiding bacterial division. FtsZ monomers polymerize head to tail forming tubulin-like dynamic protofilaments, whose organization in the Z-ring is an unresolved problem. Rather than forming a well-defined structure, FtsZ protofilaments laterally associate in vitro into polymorphic condensates typically imaged on surfaces. We describe here nanoscale self-organizing properties of FtsZ assemblies in solution that underlie Z-ring assembly, employing time-resolved x-ray scattering and cryo-electron microscopy...
October 17, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045857/a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-on-the-use-of-repetitive-transcranial-magnetic-stimulation-for-spasticity-post-stroke
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A McIntyre, M Mirkowski, S Thompson, A M Burhan, T Miller, R Teasell
BACKGROUND: Spasticity is a common and potentially debilitating complication that develops after stroke, arising in approximately 30% of patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effectiveness of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in improving spasticity after stroke. DESIGN: Meta-analysis and systematic review. SETTING: N/A PATIENTS: A total of 273 post-stroke (hemorrhagic=123, ischemic=150) participants were included with sample sizes ranging from 5 to 80...
October 15, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045853/symptomatic-vasospasms-as-a-life-threatening-complication-after-transsphenoidal-surgery
#18
Katharina Osterhage, Patrick Czorlich, Till R Burkhardt, Roman Rotermund, Ulrich Grzyska, Jörg Flitsch
OBJECTIVE: To identify symptomatic vasospasms as a rare complication after pituitary surgery with emphasis on management and outcome. DESIGN AND METHODS: In a retrospective design, 1997 patient charts undergoing microscopic transsphenoidal surgery from 2008 till 2016 were retrospectively analyzed regarding postoperative vasospastic events, its' clinical management, and neurological outcome. RESULTS: Four patients (0.2%) were identified, who developed neurological deficits in the postoperative phase caused by proven vasospasms due to subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH)...
October 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045820/five-year-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-effectiveness-of-photodynamic-therapy-topical-imiquimod-and-topical-5-fluorouracil-in-patients-with-superficial-basal-cell-carcinoma
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Maud H E Jansen, Klara Mosterd, Aimee H M M Arits, Marieke H Roozeboom, Anja Sommer, Brigitte A B Essers, Han P A van Pelt, Patricia J F Quaedvlieg, Peter M Steijlen, Patty J Nelemans, Nicole W J Kelleners-Smeets
For the treatment of superficial basal cell carcinoma, a prospective non-inferiority randomized controlled multicenter trial with 601 patients showed that 5% imiquimod cream was superior and 5-fluorouracil cream not inferior to methyl aminolevulinate photodynamic therapy (MAL-PDT) at one and three year post-treatment. No definite conclusion could be drawn regarding the superiority of imiquimod over 5-fluorouracil. We now present the five-year follow-up results according to the intention-to-treat analysis. Five years post-treatment the probability of tumor-free survival was 62...
October 15, 2017: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045706/kidney-injury-molecule-1-staining-in-renal-allograft-biopsies-10-days-after-transplantation-is-inversely-correlated-with-functioning-proximal-tubular-epithelial-cells
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Jonna R Bank, Pieter van der Pol, Dianne Vreeken, Catherine Monge-Chaubo, Ingeborg M Bajema, Nicole Schlagwein, Daniëlle J van Gijlswijk, Sandra W van der Kooij, Marlies E J Reinders, Johan W de Fijter, Cees van Kooten
Background: Kidney injury molecule-1 (KIM-1) and neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) are promising biomarkers for monitoring delayed graft function (DGF) after kidney transplantation. Here we investigated localization and distribution of KIM-1 and NGAL staining in renal allograft biopsies and studied their association with histological features, functional DGF (fDGF) and the tubular function slope (TFS), a functioning proximal tubular epithelial cell (PTEC) marker. Methods: Day 10 protocol biopsies of 64 donation after circulatory death recipients were stained for KIM-1 and NGAL and the positive area was quantified using ImageJ software...
October 16, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
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