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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919362/a-homozygote-trex1-mutation-in-two-siblings-with-different-phenotypes-chilblains-and-cerebral-vasculitis
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Rabia Miray Kisla Ekinci, Sibel Balci, Atil Bisgin, Derya Ufuk Altintas, Mustafa Yılmaz
Three prime repair exonuclease 1 degrades single and double stranded DNA with 3'-5' nuclease activity and its mutations are related to type 1 IFN mediated autoinflammation due to accumulated intracellular nucleic acids. To date, several cases of systemic lupus erythematosus, Aicardi-Goutieres syndrome, familial chilblain lupus, retinal vasculopathy-cerebral leukodystrophy have been reported with TREX1 mutations. Chilblain lupus is a skin disease characterized by blue-reddish coloring, swelling or ulcers on acral regions of body such as fingertips, heels, nose and auricles...
September 12, 2017: European Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28919093/clip-closure-and-division-instead-of-stapling-for-the-last-small-gastric-bridge-between-gastric-pouch-and-remnant-stomach-in-laparoscopic-roux-en-y-gastric-bypass
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Adem Yuksel, Fatih Sumer, Cuneyt Kayaalp
INTRODUCTION: Here, a modification during gastric pouch forming was implemented in laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (LRYGB). We aimed to examine the feasibility of metallic clip closure for the remaining small stomach bridges (<1 cm) between the pouch and the remnant stomach. METHODS: During pouch creation, after the last stapler firing, the remaining small bridge was closed with clips and divided instead of using a new stapler. Metallic clips for this aim were used in 41 of 520 LRYGP between September 2010 and January 2017...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916939/-gray-blue-spots-on-the-body-of-an-infant
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M Wirtz, J Dissemond
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 15, 2017: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift Für Dermatologie, Venerologie, und Verwandte Gebiete
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905263/the-cricotopus-oliveiriella-diptera-chironomidae-of-the-high-altitude-andean-streams-with-description-of-a-new-species-c-o-rieradevallae
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N Prat, A Paggi, C Ribera, R Acosta, B Ríos-Touma, C Villamarín, F Rivera, P Ossa, M Rieradevall
The genus Oliveiriella (Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae) was erected by Wiedenbrug & Fittkau (1997). The adults have characteristic black spots on their wings and other characteristics similar to the genus Cricotopus. Pupal skins are very characteristic with strong short spines in the anal lobe instead of setae, while larvae are distinguishable by the long anal papillae and the intense blue color of their body. However, Andersen et al (2013) consider Oliveiriella as a subgenera of Cricotopus. In this paper, using the sequences of the cox1 gene, we conclude that Oliveiriella should be considered a subgenus within Cricotopus, confirming its status in Andersen et al (2013)...
September 13, 2017: Neotropical Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899748/biomonitoring-of-2-4-6-trinitrotoluene-and-degradation-products-in-the-marine-environment-with-transplanted-blue-mussels-m-edulis
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Jennifer S Strehse, Daniel Appel, Catharina Geist, Hans-Jörg Martin, Edmund Maser
Since World War I considerable amounts of warfare material have been dumped at sea worldwide, but little is known about the fate of the explosive components in the marine environment. Sea dumped munitions are able to contaminate the surroundings because of the release of explosive chemicals due to corrosion and breaching or by detonation after blast-operations. This implies the risk of accumulation of toxic compounds in human and wildlife food chains. With the help of divers, we performed an active biomonitoring study with transplanted blue mussels (M...
September 9, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893635/emendation-and-new-species-of-hapalorhynchus-stunkard-1922-digenea-schistosomatoidea-from-musk-turtles-kinosternidae-sternotherus-in-alabama-and-florida-rivers
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Jackson R Roberts, Kenneth M Halanych, Cova R Arias, Brian Folt, Jeffrey M Goessling, Stephen A Bullard
Hapalorhynchus Stunkard, 1922 is emended based on morphological study of existing museum specimens (type and voucher specimens) and newly-collected specimens infecting musk turtles (Testudines: Kinosternidae: Sternotherus spp.) from rivers in Alabama and Florida (USA). Hapalorhynchus conecuhensis n. sp. is described from an innominate musk turtle, Sternotherus cf. minor, (type host) from Blue Spring (31°5'27.64″N, 86°30'53.21″W; Pensacola Bay Basin, Alabama) and the loggerhead musk turtle, Sternotherus minor (Agassiz, 1857) from the Wacissa River (30°20'24...
September 8, 2017: Parasitology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867896/neonatal-lipopolysaccharide-infection-causes-demyelination-and-behavioral-deficits-in-adult-and-senile-rat-brain
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Kavita Singh, Nisha Patro, M Pradeepa, Ishan Patro
BACKGROUND: Neonatal bacterial infections have been reported to cause white matter loss, although studies concerning the influence of infection on the expression of myelin and aging are still in their emerging state. PURPOSE: The present study aimed to investigate the effects of perinatal lipopolysaccharide (LPS) exposure on the myelination at different age points using histochemical and immunocytochemical techniques and the relative motor coordination. METHODS: A rat bacterial infection model was established by exposing the neonatal rats with LPS (0...
July 2017: Annals of Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867637/sinomenine-induced-histamine-release-like-anaphylactoid-reactions-are-blocked-by-tranilast-via-inhibiting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
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Lufen Huang, Yan Dong, Jianlin Wu, Peixun Wang, Hua Zhou, Ting Li, Liang Liu
Zhengqing Fengtongning (ZQFTN), the pharmaceutical preparation of sinomenine (SIN) derived from the medicinal plant Sinmenium acutum, is well-known in China as an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA). However, its histamine-release anaphylactoid reactions (HRARs) occur often in some patients. Therefore, it is desirable to establish effective clinical protocols to manage such HRARs. In the study, rat models with systemic HRARs and local HRARs of the skin were established. The level of vascular permeability and mast cell numbers was determined by quantitative analysis using Evans blue dye and histological assays...
August 31, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860526/an-ab-initio-study-on-noble-gas-inserted-halogenated-acetylene-hngccx-ng%C3%A2-%C3%A2-kr-and-xe-x%C3%A2-%C3%A2-halogen
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Zhengguo Huang, Yuying Li, Xiaohong Wang
Although HNgCCX (Ng = Kr and Xe; X = F and Cl) have been identified in cryogenic matrices, similar Br and I analogues have not been prepared so far. In this paper, the nature of HNgCCX (Ng = Kr and Xe; X = F, Cl, Br and I) have been investigated by ab initio methods. The main characteristic absorption peak of HNgCCX is the v H-Ng, which decreases as X varies from F to I. Moreover, the H-Xe bond is stronger than the H-Kr bond. The v C≡C and v C-X exhibit red- and blue-shift characters, respectively, especially the C-X bond is abnormal blue-shift halogen bond...
August 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855801/culture-dependent-bacteria-in-commercial-fishes-qualitative-assessment-and-molecular-identification-using-16s-rrna-gene-sequencing
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Nabeel M Alikunhi, Zenon B Batang, Haitham A AlJahdali, Mohammed A M Aziz, Abdulaziz M Al-Suwailem
Fish contamination has been extensively investigated along the Saudi coasts, but studies pertaining to bacterial pathogens are scarce. We conducted qualitative assessment and molecular identification of culture-dependent bacteria in 13 fish species from three coastal sites and a local fish market in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Bacterial counts of gills, skin, gut and muscle were examined on agar plates of Macconkey's (Mac), Eosin Methylene Blue (EMB) and Thiosulfate Citrate Bile Salts (TCBS) culture media. Bacterial counts significantly differed between species, sources and feeding habits of examined fishes...
September 2017: Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28842726/laparoscopic-d2-total-gastrectomy-and-en-mass-splenectomy-and-distal-pancreatectomy-for-locally-advanced-proximal-gastric-cancer
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Bin Chet Toh, Jaideepraj Rao
BACKGROUND: Safety and efficacy of laparoscopy surgery in locally Advanced Gastric Cancers (AGC) have not been proven by randomized control trials. Therefore, standard of care for AGC is still open surgery. Here, we are presenting a 64-year-old female with proximal gastric adenocarcinoma (close to cardio-oesophageal junction) adherent to tail of pancreas, who underwent D2 total gastrectomy en-mass distal pancreatectomy and splenectomy. METHODS: Five ports are entered into the peritoneal cavity (Three 10-12 mm and two 5 mm ports)...
August 25, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839254/comparative-transcriptome-analysis-identified-candidate-genes-related-to-bailinggu-mushroom-formation-and-genetic-markers-for-genetic-analyses-and-breeding
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Yongping Fu, Yueting Dai, Chentao Yang, Peng Wei, Bing Song, Yang Yang, Lei Sun, Zhi-Wu Zhang, Yu Li
Bailinggu (Pleurotus tuoliensis) is a major, commercially cultivated mushroom and widely used for nutritional, medicinal, and industrial applications. Yet, the mushroom's genetic architecture and the molecular mechanisms underlying its formation are largely unknown. Here we performed comparative transcriptomic analysis during Bailinggu's mycelia, primordia, and fruiting body stages to identify genes regulating fruiting body development and develop EST-SSR markers assessing the genetic value of breeding materials...
August 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28837417/baseline-and-oxidative-dna-damage-in-marine-invertebrates
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Andrea Sahlmann, Raoul Wolf, Tor Fredrik Holth, Josefin Titelman, Ketil Hylland
Anthropogenic pollutants produce oxidative stress in marine organisms, directly or following generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS), potentially resulting in increased accumulation of DNA strand breaks quantified. The aim of this study is to quantify baseline levels of DNA strand breaks in marine species from four phyla and to assess relative sensitivity to oxidative stress as well as ability to recover. DNA strand breaks were determined using a formamidopyrimidine DNA glycosylase (Fpg)-amended comet assay in circulating cells from blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), shore crab (Carcinus maenas), sea star (Asterias rubens), and vase tunicate (Ciona intestinalis)...
August 24, 2017: Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822287/blue-light-induced-free-radicals-from-riboflavin-in-degradation-of-crystal-violet-by-microbial-viability-evaluation
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Ji-Yuan Liang, Jeu-Ming P Yuann, Zong-Jhe Hsie, Shiuh-Tsuen Huang, Chiing-Chang Chen
Crystal violet (CV) is applied in daily use mainly as a commercial dye and antimicrobial agent. Waste water containing CV may affect aquatic ecosystems. Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, is non-toxic and an essential vitamin required for the functions of the human body. Riboflavin is photosensitive to UV and visible light in terms of generating reactive oxygen species. This study investigated the potential application of blue light on riboflavin, so as to come up with an effective way of degrading CV during its treatment...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814833/markers-of-oxidative-nitrosative-stress-and-inflammation-in-lung-tissue-of-rats-exposed-to-different-intravenous-iron-compounds
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Jorge E Toblli, Gabriel Cao, Jorge F Giani, Fernando P Dominici, Margarita Angerosa
Iron deficiency anemia is a frequent complication in clinical conditions such as chronic kidney disease, chronic heart failure, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and excessive blood loss. Given the ability of iron to catalyze redox reactions, iron therapy can be associated with oxidative stress. The lung is uniquely susceptible to oxidative stress, and little is known about the effects of intravenous iron treatment in this organ. This study characterized changes in markers of oxidative/nitrosative stress and inflammation in the lung of non-iron deficient, non-anemic rats treated with five weekly doses (40 mg iron per kg body weight) of low molecular weight iron dextran (LMWID), iron sucrose (IS), ferric carboxymaltose (FCM), ferumoxytol (FMX), iron isomaltoside 1000 (IIM), or saline (control)...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813744/alkaptonuria-a-case-report-with-diagnostic-challenge
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Vasantha L Gali, Amy M Kerkvliet, Jacob M Kusmak, Jana K Elwood
Alkaptonuria is a rare autosomal recessive metabolic disorder caused by deficiency of homogentisic acid (HGA) oxidase, the only enzyme capable of catabolizing HGA. Deficiency of this enzyme leads to excess HGA which deposits in the connective tissue. We present a case of a 64-year-old woman who was referred to the dermatology clinic for a full body mole check and skin cancer screening. Clinically she had blue/gray pigmentation of the external ear and sclera. Also she had a domed papule on the left cheek with punctate gray pigmentation which was biopsied...
August 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813122/morphological-alterations-in-the-jejunal-mucosa-of-aged-rats-and-the-possible-protective-role-of-green-tea
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Zeinab Abel-Rehim Hassan, Agata Zauszkiewicz-Pawlak, Shaimaa A Abdelrahman, Sami Algaidi, Maha Desouky, Sally M Shalaby
INTRODUCTION: Gastrointestinal disorders become more prevalent with ageing. This study is aimed to describe morphological changes that occur in the jejunal mucosa of male albino rats as a result of ageing and the protective effect of green tea supplements. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The experiment was performed on sixty rats: thirty young-adult (6-month old, body mass 200-220 g) and thirty old (24-month-old, body mass 220-260 g) animals. Each group was further divided into two subgroups (n = 15 each): control rats and green tea-treated rats that received 1...
August 16, 2017: Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805286/a-survey-on-monopolar-radiofrequency-treatment
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Dong Hye Suh, Eun Sun Hong, Hyun Joo Kim, Sang Jun Lee, Hei Sung Kim
This questionnaire-based study was aimed to measure the level of appreciation, awareness of the special tips, and practice patterns of monopolar radiofrequency among Korean dermatologists practicing a specific monopolar radiofrequency device (Thermage® Inc., Hayward, CA). A total of 82 surveys were analyzed to show that the majority of participants (78.8%) were highly satisfied with the outcomes of monopolar radiofrequency treatment. All respondents were aware of the Eye Tip 0.25 cm(2) , and the majority knew the difference between the Face tip (blue) and the Total tip (orange)...
August 14, 2017: Dermatologic Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803525/cytologic-features-and-staining-characteristics-of-gamna-gandy-bodies-from-seven-canine-fine-needle-aspirate-preparations
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A Russell Moore, Sarah E Leavell, Francisco O Conrado, Sarah S K Beatty, Amy L MacNeill
Gamna-Gandy (GG) bodies are non-infectious, hyphal-like structures associated with siderotic nodules in lymphoid tissue; GG bodies are very rarely reported in veterinary cytologic samples. Cytologically, GG bodies can be misidentified as hyphae or plant material. Seven canine lymphoid tissue aspiration cases that contained GG bodies were investigated for morphologic variability and staining characteristics. Available archived cytology slides containing GG bodies were stained with reagents known to show positive results (Prussian blue, Alizarin red S, Von Kossa) and negative results (Gomori methenamine silver) in histologic samples...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803519/a-case-report-of-benzocaine-induced-methemoglobinemia
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Chaundra R Sewell, Michael P Rivey
Methemoglobinemia is a serious medical condition characterized by the disrupted binding of oxygen to iron on hemoglobin, with a consequent impaired oxygen delivery to body tissues. Various drugs including the local anesthetics such as benzocaine can cause acquired methemoglobinemia. The reported case describes methemoglobinemia that occurred in association with the use of topical benzocaine spray and lozenges in a previously healthy 51-year-old female who had undergone colon surgery to remove a bleeding polyp...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Pharmacy Practice
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