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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817920/re-an-international-urogynecological-association-iuga-international-continence-society-ics-joint-report-on-the-terminology-for-the-conservative-and-nonpharmacological-management-of-female-pelvic-floor-dysfunction
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817646/genetic-dissection-of-endothelial-transcriptional-activity-of-zebrafish-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptors-ahrs
#2
Wade W Sugden, Roberto C Leonardo-Mendonça, Darío Acuña-Castroviejo, Arndt F Siekmann
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a basic helix-loop-helix transcription factor conserved across phyla from flies to humans. Activated by a number of endogenous ligands and environmental toxins, studies on AHR function and gene regulation have largely focused on a toxicological perspective relating to aromatic hydrocarbons generated by human activities and the often-deleterious effects of exposure on vertebrates mediated by AHR activation. A growing body of work has highlighted the importance of AHR in physiologic processes, including immune cell differentiation and vascular patterning...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817638/the-transcriptional-profiling-of-human-in-vivo-generated-plasma-cells-identifies-selective-imbalances-in-monoclonal-gammopathies
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Luis M Valor, Beatriz Rodríguez-Bayona, Ana B Ramos-Amaya, José A Brieva, Antonio Campos-Caro
Plasma cells (PC) represent the heterogeneous final stage of the B cells (BC) differentiation process. To characterize the transition of BC into PC, transcriptomes from human naïve BC were compared to those of three functionally-different subsets of human in vivo-generated PC: i) tonsil PC, mainly consisting of early PC; ii) PC released to the blood after a potent booster-immunization (mostly cycling plasmablasts); and, iii) bone marrow CD138+ PC that represent highly mature PC and include the long-lived PC compartment...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817630/pet-snakes-illegally-marketed-in-brazil-climatic-viability-and-establishment-risk
#4
Érica Fonseca, Mirco Solé, Dennis Rödder, Paulo de Marco
Invasive species are one among many threats to biodiversity. Brazil has been spared, generically, of several destructive invasive species. Reports of invasive snakes' populations are nonexistent, but the illegal pet trade might change this scenario. Despite the Brazilian laws forbid to import most animals, illegal trade is frequently observed and propagules are found in the wild. The high species richness within Brazilian biomes and accelerated fragmentation of natural reserves are a critical factors facilitating successful invasion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817601/bortezomib-initiates-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-elicits-autophagy-and-death-in-echinococcus-granulosus-larval-stage
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María Celeste Nicolao, Julia A Loos, Christian Rodriguez Rodrigues, Viviana Beas, Andrea C Cumino
Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a worldwide distributed helminthic zoonosis caused by Echinococcus granulosus. Benzimidazole derivatives are currently the only drugs for chemotherapeutic treatment of CE. However, their low efficacy and the adverse effects encourage the search for new therapeutic targets. We evaluated the in vitro efficacy of Bortezomib (Bz), a proteasome inhibitor, in the larval stage of the parasite. After 96 h, Bz showed potent deleterious effects at a concentration of 5 μM and 0.5 μM in protoscoleces and metacestodes, respectively (P < 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817588/phylogeography-of-the-reticulated-python-malayopython-reticulatus-ssp-conservation-implications-for-the-worlds-most-traded-snake-species
#6
Gillian Murray-Dickson, Muhammad Ghazali, Rob Ogden, Rafe Brown, Mark Auliya
As an important economic natural resource in Southeast Asia, reticulated pythons (Malayopython reticulatus ssp.) are primarily harvested from the wild for their skins-which are prized in the luxury leather goods industry. Trade dynamics of this CITES Appendix II listed species are complex and management approaches on the country or regional level appear obscure. Little is known about the actual geographic point-of-harvest of snakes, how genetic diversity is partitioned across the species range, how current harvest levels may affect the genetic viability of populations, and whether genetic structure could (or should) be accounted for when managing harvest quotas...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817569/long-term-assessment-of-whale-shark-population-demography-and-connectivity-using-photo-identification-in-the-western-atlantic-ocean
#7
Jennifer A McKinney, Eric R Hoffmayer, Jason Holmberg, Rachel T Graham, William B Driggers, Rafael de la Parra-Venegas, Beatriz E Galván-Pastoriza, Steve Fox, Simon J Pierce, Alistair D M Dove
The predictable occurrence of whale sharks, Rhincodon typus, has been well documented in several areas. However, information relating to their migratory patterns, residency times and connectivity across broad spatial scales is limited. In the present study photo-identification data is used to describe whale shark population structure and connectivity among known aggregation sites within the Western Central Atlantic Ocean (WCA). From 1999 to 2015, 1,361 individuals were identified from four distinct areas: the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico (n = 1,115); Honduras (n = 146); northern Gulf of Mexico, United States (n = 112), and Belize (n = 49)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817247/assessing-predictions-of-fitness-effects-of-missense-mutations-in-sumo-conjugating-enzyme-ube2i
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Jing Zhang, Lisa N Kinch, Qian Cong, Jochen Weile, Song Sun, Atina G Cote, Frederick P Roth, Nick V Grishin
The exponential growth of genomic variants uncovered by next-generation sequencing necessitates efficient and accurate computational analyses to predict their functional effects. A number of computational methods have been developed for the task, but few unbiased comparisons of their performance are available. To fill the gap, The Critical Assessment of Genome Interpretation (CAGI) comprehensively assesses phenotypic predictions on newly collected experimental datasets. Here, we present the results of the SUMO conjugase challenge where participants were predicting functional effects of missense mutations in human SUMO-conjugating enzyme UBE2I...
September 2017: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817232/crystal-structure-of-the-melampsora-lini-effector-avrp-reveals-insights-into-a-possible-nuclear-function-and-recognition-by-the-flax-disease-resistance-protein-p
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Xiaoxiao Zhang, Nadya Farah, Laura Rolston, Daniel J Ericsson, Ann-Maree Catanzariti, Maud Bernoux, Thomas Ve, Katerina Bendak, Chunhong Chen, Joel P Mackay, Gregory J Lawrence, Adrienne Hardham, Jeffrey G Ellis, Simon J Williams, Peter N Dodds, David A Jones, Bostjan Kobe
The effector protein AvrP is secreted by the flax rust fungal pathogen (Melampsora lini) and recognized specifically by the flax (Linum usitatissimum) P disease resistance protein, leading to effector-triggered immunity. To investigate the biological function of this effector and mechanisms of specific recognition by the P resistance protein, we determined the crystal structure of AvrP. The structure reveals an elongated zinc-finger-like structure with a novel interleaved zinc-binding topology. The residues responsible for zinc binding are conserved in AvrP effector variants and mutations of these motifs result in loss of P-mediated recognition...
August 17, 2017: Molecular Plant Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817166/pregnancy-outcomes-following-cervical-conization-or-loop-electrosurgical-excision-procedures
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Luke A Gatta, Jeffrey A Kuller, Eleanor H J Rhee
Background: Conservative excisional measures used to manage cervical dysplasia are often cited as risk factors for preterm labor in subsequent pregnancies. Objective: We performed an evidence-based review of the obstetric complications following excisional procedures for cervical dysplasia in women of reproductive age. Evidence Acquisition: Between 1993 and 2016, there were 7 published meta-analyses of cohort studies that consistently demonstrated an association between excisional cervical procedures and preterm labor...
August 2017: Obstetrical & Gynecological Survey
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817160/extensor-mechanism-reconstruction-for-chronic-patellar-fracture
#11
Antonio Cusano, Emily J Curry, Lee N Marinko, Xinning Li
Patients with displaced patellar fractures typically present with disruption to the extensor mechanism requiring acute surgical intervention. Chronic patellar fractures with disruption of the extensor mechanism are uncommon, and few surgical options are available. The authors present a patient who sustained a fracture to the inferior pole of the patella in Africa 5 years prior that was managed conservatively with bands and a brace. He decided to pursue surgical intervention because of difficulties with leg extension, weakness, and ambulation...
August 17, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816969/immediate-breast-reconstruction-with-omental-flap-for-luminal-breast-cancer-patients-ten-clinical-case-reports
#12
Nanlin Li, Zhao Zheng, Jipeng Li, Jing Fan, Ting Wang, Juliang Zhang, Hui Wang, Jianghao Chen, Yonggang Lv, Jun Yi, Meiling Huang, Rui Ling
RATIONALE: Luminal subtype breast cancer, accounting for 70 to 80% of all breast cancers, has been reported to be associated with good prognosis. However, for the patients with large mass or worse mass position, omental flap transplantation may provide a new option for breast reconstruction. PATIENT CONCERNS: Ten patients (6 luminal B1, 2 luminal B2, 2 luminal A), were enrolled into the study, between January 23, 2015 and August 22, 2016. The mean age was 34.6 ± 6...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816965/blue-rubber-bleb-nevus-syndrome-our-experience-and-new-endoscopic-management
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Wenguo Chen, Hongtan Chen, Guodong Shan, Ming Yang, Fengling Hu, Qi Li, Lihua Chen, Guoqiang Xu
The aim of our study is to enhance the awareness of blue rubber bleb nevus syndrome (BRBNS) through the patients in our hospital and introduced a new measure of endoscopic intervention.A retrospective review of 5 patients, who were diagnosed as BRBNS in our hospital from January 2013 to January 2017, was conducted. Data were collected with regard to demographics, clinical presentation, endoscopic and imaging findings, management, and follow-up data.In total of 5 patients, the mean age was 28.8 years, range 16 to 44 years (male/female, 1/4) with the average initial age of onset 15...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816960/successful-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-for-displaced-femoral-fracture-in-a-patient-with-osteopetrosis-case-report-and-lessons-learned
#14
Jiangfa Huang, Jianke Pan, Mingtao Xu, Shuchai Xu
RATIONALE: Osteopetrosis is a rare disease that predominantly occurs in descendants of inbreeding families. In the case of fractures happen in patients with osteopetrosis, the choice between operative or conservative treatment is still controversial. Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a conventional treatment for fractures, and it possesses more applicability than conservative treatment. During this surgical treatment, ensure that bone union in the right way is pivotal to success and simultaneously prevents refracture and displacement after the operation...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816879/atlas-fractures-and-atlas-osteosynthesis-a-comprehensive-narrative-review
#15
Frank Kandziora, Jens R Chapman, Alexander R Vaccaro, Gregory D Schroeder, Matti Scholz
Most atlas fractures are the result of compression forces. They are often combined with fractures of the axis and especially with the odontoid process. Multiple classification systems for atlas fractures have been described. For an adequate diagnosis, a computed tomography is mandatory. To distinguish between stable and unstable atlas injury, it is necessary to evaluate the integrity of the transverse atlantal ligament (TAL) by magnetic resonance imaging and to classify the TAL lesion. Studies comparing conservative and operative management of unstable atlas fractures are unfortunately not available in the literature; neither are studies comparing different operative treatment strategies...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816877/fractures-in-spinal-ankylosing-disorders-a-narrative-review-of-disease-and-injury-types-treatment-techniques-and-outcomes
#16
Tarush Rustagi, Doniel Drazin, Cumhur Oner, Jonathan York, Gregory D Schroeder, Alexander R Vaccaro, Rod J Oskouian, Jens R Chapman
INTRODUCTION: Spinal ankylosing disorders encompass ankylosing spondylitis (AS), disseminated hyperostosis of the spine, and end-stage spondylosis. All these result in a stiffened and frequently deformed spinal column. This makes the spinal column highly susceptible to severe injuries that are commonly associated with unfavorable outcomes. Improved understanding of the underlying disease processes and clinical comorbidities may alter the poor injury related morbidity and mortality outcomes...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816876/osteoporotic-thoracolumbar-fractures-how-are-they-different-classification-and-treatment-algorithm
#17
Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran, Rishi M Kanna, Klaus J Schnake, Alexander R Vaccaro, Gregory D Schroeder, Said Sadiqi, Cumhur Oner
Osteoporotic vertebral fractures constitute at least 50% of the osteoporotic fractures that happen worldwide. Occurrence of osteoporotic fractures make the elderly patient susceptible for further fractures and increases the morbidity due to kyphosis and pain; the mortality risk is also increased in these patients. Most fractures occur in the thoracic and thoracolumbar region and are often stable. Different descriptive and prognostic classification systems have been described, but none are universally accepted...
September 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816829/treatment-outcome-of-metastatic-spine-tumor-in-lung-cancer-patients-did-the-treatments-improve-their-outcomes
#18
Hiroshi Uei, Yasuaki Tokuhashi, Masafumi Maseda
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective, single-center study. OBJECTIVE: Investigation of the changes in the treatment outcomes of patients with lung cancer-derived metastatic spine tumors SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA.: Metastatic spine tumors derived from lung cancer had been progressive, and their prognosis is poor. It has recently been reported that the use of molecularly targeted drugs and bone-modifying agents (BMA) improved the treatment outcomes of patients with lung cancer, but no detailed information about the treatment of metastatic spine tumors has been reported...
August 14, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816772/a-case-of-lenticulostriate-stroke-due-to-minor-closed-head-injury-in-a-2-year-old-child-role-of-mineralizing-angiopathy
#19
Emin Fidan, Dana D Cummings, Mioara D Manole
OBJECTIVE: Cerebral infarction due to minor head injury is rare. Mineralizing angiopathy is considered a predisposing factor for lenticulostriate stroke after minor closed head injury. This entity is characterized by infarction of the basal ganglia and most often occurs in young children, from infancy to 2 years of age. Symptoms usually occur immediately after the injury. METHODS AND RESULTS: We present the case of a previously healthy 2-year-old female child presenting with right facial hemiparesis and aphasia, along with right arm and leg weakness that occurred immediately after a fall from the couch onto a carpeted floor...
July 3, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816697/sub-galeal-pneumocele-20-years-after-cochlear-implantation
#20
Casey Hay, Nishant Sharma, Arun Gadre
This case report documents a rare case of a subgaleal pneumocele occurring more than 20 years after cochlear implantation. On presentation, the presence of air under the scalp followed vigorous nose blowing was observed. The patient was treated conservatively with a pressure dressing, which resulted in complete resolution of the surgical emphysema. Only a handful of such cases have been reported in the literature. Most of these cases occur early after cochlear implantation. Our case is even more unique as it occurred 24 years following implantation and presented with a painless swelling associated with deterioration in cochlear implant performance...
August 2017: Journal of International Advanced Otology
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