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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232032/erosive-pustular-dermatosis-of-the-scalp-reappraisal-of-an-underrecognized-entity
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Michael Wilk, Bettina G Zelger, Undine Hauser, Reinhard Höpfl, Bernhard Zelger
Erosive pustular dermatosis of the scalp (EPDS) is an inflammatory dermatosis of unknown etiology. Herein, we present a review of the disease and report our own clinical and histopathological experience in eleven patients. EPDS tends to spontaneously affect bald areas of the scalp in elderly individuals. A history of previous surgery at the same site - as observed in four of our patients - is common. Coronary artery disease, cerebrovascular insult, arterial hypertension, diabetes mellitus, and severe cases of cancer were frequent comorbidities...
December 12, 2017: Journal der Deutschen Dermatologischen Gesellschaft, Journal of the German Society of Dermatology: JDDG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230343/unusual-pathology-in-a-kidney-from-a-heart-transplant-patient
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Marie Larcher, Audey Delas, Clément Delmas, Olivier Cointault, Camille Dambrin, Arnaud Del Bello, Nassim Kamar
Acute kidney injury (AKI) is often observed after heart transplantation. In this setting, acute tubular necrosis is the main histological finding on kidneys. We report the unusual pathology found in a kidney from a heart-transplant patient. The patient experienced several hemodynamic insults, massive transfusion, and implantation of a mechanical circulatory-support device before heart transplantation: there was prolonged AKI after transplantation. A kidney biopsy revealed acute tubular necrosis and renal hemosiderosis, which was probably related to the transfusion and to mechanical circulatory-support device-induced intravascular hemolysis...
2017: Case Reports in Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229552/caspase-6-is-a-dispensable-enabler-of-adult-mammalian-axonal-degeneration
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V Woo, C Cheng, A Duraikannu, A Chandrasekhar, K Purdy, J A Martinez, D W Zochodne
The progress of axonal degeneration (AxD) following injury or insult impacts both recovery from axonal transection and protection of axons from diverse insults, or axonopathy. Here we provide evidence that increases in capase-6 (Casp6) expression and action contribute to the progression of AxD. The expression of Casp6 protein and mRNA in distal branches of sensory axons undergoing AxD was confirmed. We developed and utilized a new model of axonopathy in live mice by serially visualizing the viability of cutaneous axons in the ear pinna that expressed an axonal YFP transgene, in response to capasaicin-induced AxD...
December 8, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229551/modulation-of-reactive-oxygen-species-via-erk-and-stat3-dependent-signalling-are-involved-in-the-response-of-mesothelioma-cells-to-exemestane
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Barbara Nuvoli, Emanuela Camera, Arianna Mastrofrancesco, Stefania Briganti, Rossella Galati
Pleural mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer. The prognosis is extremely poor due to the limited treatment modalities. Uptake of asbestos fibres, the leading cause of mesothelioma, lead to the accumulation of reactive-oxygen-species (ROS). Interestingly, increasing ROS production by using ROS-generating drugs may offer a strategy to selectively trigger cell death. Exemestane, an aromatase inhibitor, has previously shown anti-tumor properties in mesothelioma preclinical models suggesting a role of G protein-coupled receptor 30 (GPR30) in the drug response...
December 8, 2017: Free Radical Biology & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228786/oxidative-stress-induces-disruption-of-the-axon-initial-segment
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Kareem Clark, Brooke A Sword, Jeffrey L Dupree
The axon initial segment (AIS), the domain responsible for action potential initiation and maintenance of neuronal polarity, is targeted for disruption in a variety of central nervous system pathological insults. Previous work in our laboratory implicates oxidative stress as a potential mediator of structural AIS alterations in two separate mouse models of central nervous system inflammation, as these effects were attenuated following reactive oxygen species scavenging and NADPH oxidase-2 ablation. While these studies suggest a role for oxidative stress in modulation of the AIS, the direct effects of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (ROS/RNS) on the stability of this domain remain unclear...
November 2017: ASN Neuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227341/characterization-of-corneal-endothelial-injury-during-penetrating-keratoplasty
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Thomas A Vo, Zack Oakey, Sumit Garg
PURPOSE: To characterize corneal endothelial injury during penetrating keratoplasty in a controlled wet laboratory environment using human tissue. To identify potential areas or steps within surgery in which insult to the corneal endothelium may be most affected by trauma during routine penetrating keratoplasty. METHODS: Human donor corneas (n = 12) with intact endothelium underwent experimental penetrating keratoplasty. Endothelial injury was evaluated after each suture quartile using trypan staining, a validated modality for assessing endothelial injury...
December 8, 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225974/modulation-effects-of-cordycepin-on-voltage-gated-sodium-channels-in-rat-hippocampal-ca1-pyramidal-neurons-in-the-presence-absence-of-oxygen
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Zhi-Bin Liu, Chao Liu, Bin Zeng, Li-Ping Huang, Li-Hua Yao
Our previous study revealed that cordycepin features important neuroprotective effects against hypoxic insult by improvement of neuronal electrophysiological function. Modulation on voltage-gated sodium channel (VGSC) in CA1 neurons is the initial event during hypoxia/ischemia. However, no study comprehensively investigated cordycepin on VGSC. Hence, this study investigated modulation effects of cordycepin on VGSC not only in oxygen physiological conditions but also in acute oxygen deprivation injury conditions...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225802/effective-immunosuppressive-management-with-belatacept-and-eculizumab-in-post-transplant-ahus-due-to-a-homozygous-deletion-of-cfhr1-cfhr3-and-the-presence-of-cfh-antibodies
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Johannes Münch, Anette Bachmann, Maik Grohmann, Christof Mayer, Michael Kirschfink, Tom H Lindner, Carsten Bergmann, Jan Halbritter
Atypical haemolytic uraemic syndrome (aHUS) may clinically present as acute renal graft failure resulting from excessive activation of the complement cascade. While mutations of complement-encoding genes predispose for aHUS, it is generally thought to require an additional insult (e.g. drugs) to trigger and manifest the full-blown clinical syndrome. Calcineurin inhibitors (CNIs) used for immunosuppression act as potential triggers, especially in the post-transplantation setting. Therefore, CNI-free immunosuppressive regimens may be beneficial...
December 2017: Clinical Kidney Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224834/hdac1-localizes-to-the-mitochondria-of-cardiac-myocytes-and-contributes-to-early-cardiac-reperfusion-injury
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Daniel J Herr, Mauhamad Baarine, Sverre E Aune, Xiaoyang Li, Lauren E Ball, John J Lemasters, Craig C Beeson, James C Chou, Donald R Menick
RATIONALE: Recent evidence indicates that histone deacetylase enzymes (HDACs) contribute to ischemia reperfusion (I/R) injury, and pan-HDAC inhibitors have been shown to be cardioprotective when administered either before an ischemic insult or during reperfusion. We have shown previously that selective inhibition of class I HDACs provides superior cardioprotection when compared to pan-HDAC inhibition in a pretreatment model, but selective class I HDAC inhibition has not been tested during reperfusion, and specific targets of class I HDACs in I/R injury have not been identified...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224103/sex-differences-and-role-of-estradiol-in-hypoglycemia-associated-counter-regulation
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Karen P Briski, Hussain N Alhamami, Ayed Alshamrani, Santosh K Mandal, Manita Shakya, Mostafa H H Ibrahim
Vital nerve cell functions, including maintenance of transmembrane voltage and information transfer, occur at high energy expense. Inadequate provision of the obligate metabolic fuel glucose exposes neurons to risk of dysfunction or injury. Clinical hypoglycemia rarely occurs in nondiabetic individuals but is an unfortunate regular occurrence in patients with type 1 or advanced insulin-treated type 2 diabetes mellitus. Requisite strict glycemic control, involving treatment with insulin, sulfonylureas, or glinides, can cause frequent episodes of iatrogenic hypoglycemia due to defective counter-regulation, including reduced glycemic thresholds and diminished magnitude of motor responses...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223865/prevention-of-ischemia-induced-hearing-loss-by-intravenous-administration-of-hydrogen-rich-saline-in-gerbil
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Hideo Ogawa, Masahiro Okada, Masachika Shudou, Kiyofumi Gyo, Naohito Hatoa
OBJECTIVE: Hydrogen-rich water, which is a potent antioxidant agent, was investigated for its protective effects against ischemic damage of the cochlea in gerbils. METHODS: The animals were subjected to transient cochlear ischemia by occluding the bilateral vertebral arteries for l5minutes. Five milliliters of hydrogen-rich saline was then intravenously administered immediately after the insult. Saline without hydrogen was used as a control. Effects of hydrogen were evaluated using the auditory brainstem response (ABR) and histological studies of the inner ear...
December 6, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222629/postinflammatory-hyperpigmentation-epidemiology-clinical-presentation-pathogenesis-and-treatment
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REVIEW
Bridget P Kaufman, Taulun Aman, Andrew F Alexis
Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is a reactive hypermelanosis that develops following cutaneous inflammation. Common causes of PIH include intrinsic skin conditions (e.g., acne and eczema) as well as external insults to the skin, such as burn injuries and dermatologic procedures. PIH more commonly occurs in individuals with darker skin, for whom it is often a source of significant psychological distress. Several therapeutic modalities are available for the treatment of PIH, including topical agents, chemical peels, and energy-based devices...
December 8, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222290/chronic-organ-failure-in-adult-sickle-cell-disease
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REVIEW
Elliott Vichinsky
Sickle cell disease is now a chronic adult illness characterized by progressive multiorgan failure, particularly involving the brain and kidney. The etiology is multifactorial; it includes hemolysis and nitric oxide deficiency. As patients age, most experience neurologic insult. Twenty-five percent of older adults have had a clinical stroke and at least half of the population have had a silent infarct, cortical atrophy, and neurocognitive impairment. Periodic screening with neuroimaging and neurocognitive testing is recommended...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221973/pathogens-toolbox-to-manipulate-human-complement
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REVIEW
Francisco J Fernández, Sara Gómez, M Cristina Vega
The surveillance and pathogen fighting functions of the complement system have evolved to protect mammals from life-threatening infections. In turn, pathogens have developed complex molecular mechanisms to subvert, divert and evade the effector functions of the complement. The study of complement immunoevasion by pathogens sheds light on their infection drivers, knowledge that is essential to implement therapies. At the same time, complement evasion also acts as a discovery ground that reveals important aspects of how complement works under physiological conditions...
December 5, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221727/epigenetic-mechanisms-in-developmental-neurotoxicity
#15
REVIEW
M Raciti, S Ceccatelli
The constant interplay between environment (including both exogenous and endogenous factors) and epigenome (defined as the combination of chromatin, its covalent modifications and noncoding RNAs) triggers epigenetic events that, by modulating gene expression, capture information about changes in the environment. In this mini review, we will focus on the neurodevelopmental implications of exposure to adverse prenatal milieu with emphasis on mechanistic and functional aspects. Several neurotoxic insults have been shown to affect epigenetics with negative consequences on the development of the nervous system; among them are methylmercury, lead, arsenic and cadmium, as well as excess of glucocorticoids...
December 5, 2017: Neurotoxicology and Teratology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220863/a-small-dose-of-apomorphine-counteracts-the-deleterious-effects-of-middle-cerebral-artery-occlusion-in-different-models
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F Mastroiacovo, A Gaglione, C L Busceti, L Ryskalin, G Bozza, F Nicoletti, F Orzi, F Fornai
The present manuscript investigates in two animal species by using two different experimental models of middle cerebral artery occlusion (permanent and transient), the neuroprotective effects of the dopamine receptor agonist apomorphine. These effects were evaluated by measuring the infarct volume and by counting muscle strength at different time points following the ischemic insult. Apomorphine at the dose of 3 mg/Kg when adminsitered at two hours following the occlusion of the middle cerebral artery was able to reduce significantly the infarct volume in the cortex of mice and the ischemic volume of the basal ganglia perfused by the perforant branches of the middle cerebral artery in the rat...
September 1, 2017: Archives Italiennes de Biologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220651/replication-fork-reversal-players-and-guardians
#17
REVIEW
Annabel Quinet, Delphine Lemaçon, Alessandro Vindigni
Replication fork reversal is a rapidly emerging and remarkably frequent mechanism of fork stabilization in response to genotoxic insults. Here, we summarize recent findings that uncover key molecular determinants for reversed fork formation and describe how the homologous recombination factors BRCA1, BRCA2, and RAD51 protect these structures from extended nucleolytic degradation.
December 7, 2017: Molecular Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220391/the-meaning-of-a-poor-childbirth-experience-a-qualitative-phenomenological-study-with-women-in-rwanda
#18
Judith Mukamurigo, Anna Dencker, Joseph Ntaganira, Marie Berg
OBJECTIVE: Being pregnant and giving birth is a pivotal life event and one that a woman ordinarily remembers for most of her life. A negative childbirth experience can affect a woman's health well beyond the episode of the labour and birth itself. This study explored the meaning of a poor childbirth experience, as expressed by women who had given birth in Rwanda. METHODS: In a cross-sectional household study conducted in Northern Province and in Kigali City, the capital of Rwanda, a structured questionnaire was answered by women who had given birth one to 13 months earlier...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219922/multimodal-prehabilitation-programs-as-a-bundle-of-care-in-gastrointestinal-cancer-surgery-a-systematic-review
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Vladimir Bolshinsky, Michael H-G Li, Hilmy Ismail, Kate Burbury, Bernhard Riedel, Alexander Heriot
BACKGROUND: Prehabilitation reflects a proactive process of preoperative optimization undertaken between cancer diagnosis and definitive surgical treatment, with the intent of improving physiological capacity to withstand the major insult of surgery. Prehabilitation before GI cancer surgery is currently not widely adopted, and most research has focused on unimodal interventions such as exercise therapy, nutritional supplementation, and hematinic optimization. A review of the existing literature was undertaken to investigate the impact of multimodal prehabilitation programs as a "bundle of care...
January 2018: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218724/genetic-disruption-of-fractalkine-signaling-leads-to-enhanced-loss-of-cochlear-afferents-following-ototoxic-or-acoustic-injury
#20
Tejbeer Kaur, Kevin K Ohlemiller, Mark E Warchol
Cochlear hair cells are vulnerable to a variety of insults like acoustic trauma and ototoxic drugs. Such injury can also lead to degeneration of spiral ganglion neurons (SGNs), but this occurs over a period of months to years. Neuronal survival is necessary for the proper function of cochlear prosthetics, therefore it is of great interest to understand the mechanisms that regulate neuronal survival in deaf ears. We have recently demonstrated that selective hair cell ablation is sufficient to attract leukocytes into the spiral ganglion (SG), and that fractalkine signaling plays a role in macrophage recruitment and in the survival of auditory neurons...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
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