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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208594/immunomodulatory-and-anti-ibdv-activities-of-the-polysaccharide-aex-from-coccomyxa-gloeobotrydiformis
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Qiang Guo, Qiang Shao, Wenping Xu, Lei Rui, Ryo Sumi, Fumio Eguchi, Zandong Li
A number of polysaccharides have been reported to show immunomodulatory and antiviral activities against various animal viruses. AEX is a polysaccharide extracted from the green algae, Coccomyxa gloeobotrydiformis. The aim of this study was to examine the function of AEX in regulating the immune response in chickens and its capacity to inhibit the infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), to gain an understanding of its immunomodulatory and antiviral ability. Here, preliminary immunological tests in vitro showed that the polysaccharide AEX can activate the chicken peripheral blood molecular cells' (PBMCs) response by inducing the production of cytokines and NO, promote extracellular antigen presentation but negatively regulate intracellular antigen presentation in chicken splenic lymphocytes, and promote the proliferation of splenic lymphocytes and DT40 cells...
February 10, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205669/distal-border-synovial-invaginations-of-the-equine-distal-sesamoid-bone-communicate-with-the-distal-interphalangeal-joint
#2
Julien Olive, Marine Videau
OBJECTIVES: Macroscopic studies have suggested a link between distal border synovial invaginations of the navicular bone and the distal interphalangeal joint. However, many practitioners consider that these invaginations are directly and solely related to navicular disease. The objective was to investigate the communication pattern of these synovial invaginations with the synovial compartments of the distal interphalangeal joint and the navicular bursa, using minimally invasive imaging techniques...
February 16, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology: V.C.O.T
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181210/the-differences-in-ecgs-interpretation-in-top-level-athletes
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Agnieszka A Jakubiak, Krystyna Burkhard-Jagodzińska, Wojciech Król, Marcin Konopka, Dominik Bursa, Dariusz Sitkowski, Marek Kuch, Wojciech Braksator
BACKGROUND: The Ministry of Health in Poland recommends ECG- based cardiovascular screening in athletes, but so far, there is lack of guidelines on preparticipation assessment. We compared different criteria of ECG screening assessment in the group of top-level athletes. AIMS: The aims were to evaluate the prevalence of ECG changes in athletes that necessitate further cardiological work-up according to three criteria in various age groups as well as to identify factors determining the occurrence of changes related and unrelated to the training...
February 9, 2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28175943/-treatment-of-traumatic-lesions-of-the-bursa-olecrani-and-chronic-bursitis-olecrani
#4
D Saul, K Dresing
OBJECTIVE: Complete olecranon bursectomy with debridement, protection of veins and nerves. Risk-adapted antibiotic therapy and early functional aftercare. INDICATIONS: Acute, traumatic laceration of the bursa olecrani, chronic therapy-resistant bursitis olecrani. CONTRAINDICATIONS: For traumatic bursa injuries: general contraindications for anesthesia and surgery; chronic bursitis: initially not closable skin defect (plastic surgery required), hemodynamically instable patient (e...
February 7, 2017: Operative Orthopädie und Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28171703/pelvic-floor-dysfunction-after-vaginal-and-cesarean-delivery-among-singleton-primiparas
#5
Martin Huser, Petr Janku, Robert Hudecek, Zuzana Zbozinkova, Miroslav Bursa, Vit Unzeitig, Pavel Ventruba
OBJECTIVE: To compare the prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms, including pelvic organ prolapse (POP), urinary incontinence (UI), and fecal incontinence (FI) among primiparous women after vaginal and cesarean delivery. METHODS: In a prospective cohort study at a university hospital in the Czech Republic, singleton primiparas with cephalic presentation who delivered at term were enrolled between 2002 and 2007. In 2013, 5-10 years after delivery, women who had not delivered again completed an internet-based survey about current symptoms of POP, UI, and FI, which were evaluated using validated questionnaires...
February 7, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163156/clinicopathological-characterization-of-experimental-infection-in-chickens-with-sub-genotype-viii-newcastle-disease-virus-isolated-from-peafowl
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P A Desingu, S D Singh, K Dhama, O R Vinodh Kumar, Y S Malik, R Singh
Newcastle disease (ND) is an economically important viral disease distressing poultry industry across the globe. Herein, we report the clinicopathology of sub-genotype VIIi Newcastle disease virus (NDV) isolated from peafowl in chickens. The virus isolate produced systemic infection with prominent tropism in visceral organs in chicken, confirmed on the basis of gross and microscopic lesions, and immunohistochemistry findings. The experimentally infected chickens exhibited 100% mortality with severe hemorrhagic lesions in the proventriculus and intestine, especially marked lymphocytolysis in spleen and bursa...
February 3, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149670/expression-and-regulation-of-cholecystokinin-receptor-in-the-chicken-s-immune-organs-and-cells
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Seham El-Kassas, Solomon Odemuyiwa, George Hajishengallis, Terry D Connell, Toufic O Nashar
Cholecystokinin (CCK) is a neuropeptide that affects growth rate in chickens by regulating appetite. CCK peptides exert their function by binding to two identified receptors, CCKAR and CCKBR in the GI tract and the brain, respectively, as well as in other organs. In mammals, CCK/CCKAR interactions affect a number of immunological parameters, including regulation of lymphocytes and functioning of monocytes. Thus, food intake and growth can potentially be altered by infection and the resulting inflammatory immune response...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28146154/pathology-and-morphometry-of-hystrichis-acanthocephalicus-nematoda-from-phimosus-infuscatus-pelecaniformes-in-southern-brazil
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Simone Scheer, Márcia Raquel Pegoraro Macedo, Mauro Pereira Soares, Camila Costa Schramm, Gertrud Muller
Species of Hystrichis are parasite nematodes of the digestive tract of aquatic birds in South America, Europe and Asia. In Brazil, Hystrichis acanthocephalicus has been reported in Phimosus infuscatus. There are few data on the morphometry of this species and there are no reports on pathological conditions that it causes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to report morphometric data from H. acanthocephalicus and describe the pathological effects of this parasite on the Phimosus infuscatus proventriculus...
January 26, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Parasitologia Veterinária, Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145920/successful-treatment-of-gluteal-pain-from-obturator-internus-tendinitis-and-bursitis-with-ultrasound-guided-injection
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Boqing Chen, Leia Rispoli, Todd Stitik, Michelle Leong
This case report describes what the authors believe is the first case of a patient with obturator internus tendinitis and bursitis successfully treated with a corticosteroid injection using a trans-tendinous lateral to medial approach. The patient presented with right gluteal pain not relieved by physical therapy or right hip and ischial bursa corticosteroid injections. Pelvic and lumbar spine MRIs and EMG/NCS findings were unremarkable. Physical examination demonstrated tenderness to palpation at the right middle lower gluteal region...
January 31, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137401/secondary-hyperalgesia-occurs-regardless-of-unilateral-or-bilateral-knee-osteoarthritis-involvement-in-individuals-with-mild-or-moderate-level
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Vanessa Martins Pereira Silva Moreira, Saulo Delfino Barboza, Juliana Borges Oliveira, Janser Moura Pereira, Valdeci Carlos Dionisio
BACKGROUND: Secondary hyperalgesia in individuals with less severe levels of knee osteoarthritis remains unclear. The objective of this study was to measure the pressure pain threshold of individuals with mild or moderate knee osteoarthritis and compare with no osteoarthritis. METHODS: Ten healthy controls and 30 individuals with mild or moderate knee osteoarthritis divided into two groups (unilateral and bilateral involvement) were included. Dermatomes in lumbar levels (L1, L2, L3, L4 and L5) and sacral level (S1 and S2), myotomes (vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, rectus femoris, adductor longus, tibialis anterior, peroneus longus, iliacus, quadratus lumborum, and popliteus muscles), and sclerotomes in lumbar levels (L1-L2, L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5 supraspinous ligaments), over the L5-S1 and S1-S2 sacral areas, pes anserinus bursae, and at the patellar tendon pressure pain threshold were assessed and compared between individuals with and without knee osteoarthritis...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133544/an-assessment-of-vitreous-degeneration-in-eyes-with-vitreomacular-traction-and-macular-holes
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Quraish Ghadiali, Sarwar Zahid, Rosa Dolz-Marco, Anna Tan, Michael Engelbert
Purpose. To compare the stages of vitreous degeneration in patients with vitreomacular traction (VMT) and macular holes (MH). Methods. A retrospective study was performed analyzing stages of vitreous degeneration of eyes with VMT or MH using swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) and spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). An analogous review was performed on a control group of eyes with contralateral posterior vitreous detachments. Thirty-four eyes with VMT/MH and 39 control eyes were reviewed...
2017: Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133192/-a-radically-resected-case-of-ruptured-ipmc-of-the-pancreas-after-abscess-drainage-using-an-endoscopic-naso-pancreatic-drainage-tube
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Arata Furukawa, Satoshi Kuboki, Hiroaki Shimizu, Masayuki Ohtsuka, Hideyuki Yoshitomi, Katsunori Furukawa, Tsukasa Takayashiki, Shigetsugu Takano, Daisuke Suzuki, Nozomu Sakai, Shingo Kagawa, Hiroyuki Nojima, Masaru Miyazaki
A 79-year-old man was referred to our hospital because of sudden upper abdominal pain. Enhanced computed tomography revealed a huge multilocular cystic tumor with a thickened wall, which was connected with the main pancreatic duct of the pancreatic body. Abscess formation was seen inside the omental bursa; however, there were no signs of direct invasion of the cystic tumor into the stomach or transverse colon. Therefore, we performed emergency endoscopic naso-pancreatic drainage(ENPD)under the diagnosis of an intraperitoneal abscess caused by rupture of intraductal papillary mucinous carcinoma(IPMC)...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132523/pigeon-circovirus-infection-in-disqualified-racing-pigeons-from-taiwan
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Yen-Li Huang, Omir Adrian Castaneda, Duangsuda Thongchan, Rupak Khatri-Chhetri, Shinn-Shyong Tsai, Hung-Yi Wu
Pigeons (Columba livia) infected with pigeon circovirus (PiCV) have been reported worldwide. The present study diagnosed PiCV infection in tissue samples of disqualified racing pigeons in Taiwan, using molecular and microscopy diagnostics. Among the 164 dead pigeons examined, 96.95% (159/164) tested positive for PiCV. Severe histopathological lesions, with characteristic inclusions, were observed in various organs of the PiCV-infected pigeons. Multiglobular basophilic intranuclear and intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies were found in the bursa of Fabricius and non-lymphoid tissues...
January 30, 2017: Avian Pathology: Journal of the W.V.P.A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131376/molecular-evidence-of-tick-borne-hemoprotozoan-parasites-theileria-ovis-and-babesia-ovis-and-bacteria-in-ticks-and-blood-from-small-ruminants-in-northern-algeria
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Atef Aouadi, Hamza Leulmi, Mehdi Boucheikhchoukh, Ahmed Benakhla, Didier Raoult, Philippe Parola
Using qPCR, standard PCR and/or sequencing, we investigated the presence of tick-associated microorganisms in ticks and blood from sheep and goats from Souk Ahras, Algeria. Borrelia theileri, was detected in (7/120, 5.8%) blood from sheep and (13/120, 10.8%) goats. Anaplasma ovis was screened in (38/73, 52%) Rhipicephalus bursa and (5/22, 22.7%) R. turanicus and in (74/120, 61.7%), (65/120, 54.2%) blood of sheep and goats respectively. Coxiella burnetii tested positive in R. bursa (4/73, 5.5%) and (7/120, 5...
February 2017: Comparative Immunology, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130675/morphological-and-molecular-study-of-longicollum-pagrosomi-yamaguti-1935-acanthocephala-pomphorhynchidae-from-the-barred-knifejaw-oplegnathus-fasciatus-temminck-schlegel-perciformes-oplegnathidae-in-the-east-china-sea
#15
Liang Li, Yue Yang, Lu-Ping Zhang
Longicollum pagrosomi Yamaguti, 1935 (Acanthocephala: Pomphorhynchidae) collected from the barred knifejaw Oplegnathus fasciatus (Temminck & Schlegel) (Perciformes: Oplegnathidae) in the East China Sea (off Zhoushan Islands) was studied using light and scanning electron microscopy. The SEM observations revealed for the first time the presence of about 28 well-developed sensory papillae arranged in a circle on the copulatory bursa. In addition, L. pagrosomi was characterised using molecular methods by sequencing of the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) of the ribosomal DNA based on the newly collected material...
February 2017: Systematic Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128875/an-ultrasound-guided-tendon-sparing-lateral-approach-to-injection-of-the-navicular-bursa
#16
K Nottrott, C De Guio, A Khairoun, M Schramme
BACKGROUND: Navicular disease in the horse often requires injection of the navicular bursa. We have developed an ultrasound-guided, lateral needle approach to navicular bursocentesis, which avoids penetration of the deep digital flexor tendon (DDFT) and the need for radiographic control. OBJECTIVES: To describe and evaluate the feasibility and efficacy of an ultrasound-guided, lateral bursocentesis technique. STUDY DESIGN: Cadaveric and in vivo experiments...
January 27, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116627/alleviation-of-lead-induced-oxidative-stress-and-immune-damage-by-selenium-in-chicken-bursa-of-fabricius
#17
Xiaoyan Jiao, Kai Yang, Yang An, Xiaojie Teng, Xiaohua Teng
We investigated lead (Pb)-induced oxidative stress and immune damage in the chicken bursa of Fabricius (BF) and the ameliorative effect of selenium (Se). Seven-day-old male chickens were randomly divided into four groups and were provided standard diet and drinking water, Na2SeO3 added to the standard diet and drinking water, standard diet and (CH3COO)2Pb added to drinking water, and Na2SeO3 added to the standard diet and (CH3COO)2Pb added to drinking water for 30, 60, and 90 days. The presence of Pb inhibited total antioxidant capacity (T-AOC), glutathione peroxidase (GPx), glutathione S-transferase (GST), superoxide dismutase (SOD), and catalase (CAT) activities; decreased glutathione (GSH) content; increased malondialdehyde (MDA) and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) contents; inhibited interleukin (IL)-2 and interferon-γ (IFN-γ) messenger RNA (mRNA) expression; and increased IL-4, IL-6, IL-10, IL-12β, and IL-17 mRNA expression...
January 23, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116254/bilateral-prosthetic-hip-joint-infections-associated-with-a-psoas-abscess-a-case-report
#18
G D Rajitha Gunaratne, Riaz J K Khan, Cynthia Tan, Clayton Golledge
INTRODUCTION: Psoas abscess is a recognized but under-diagnosed complication of prosthetic hip joint infections. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 68-year-old man with right and left hip arthroplasties performed 22 and 14 years ago, respectively, who presented with non-specific symptoms and was subsequently diagnosed with left psoas abscess on CT scan. Drainage of the psoas abscess was complicated by the formation of a discharging sinus connected to the left hip...
July 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28111438/effect-of-sodium-butyrate-on-performance-immune-status-microarchitecture-of-small-intestinal-mucosa-and-lymphoid-organs-in-broiler-chickens
#19
Arbab Sikandar, Hafsa Zaneb, Muhammad Younus, Farina Khattak, Saima Masood, Asim Aslam, Saima Ashraf, Habib Rehman, Muhammad Shahbaz Yousaf
Objective: This study aimed to examine the effect of sodium butyrate (SB) on growth performance, immune status, organs weights, and microarchitecture of lymphoid organs and small intestine. Methods: A total of 120, 1-d-old broiler chicks were distributed into the following four treatment groups: corn-soy based basal diet (BD) without supplement (control), or the same BD supplemented with 0.1g/kg zinc bacitracin (ZnB), 0.5g/kg SB (SB-0.5) or 1.0 g/kg SB (SB-1), respectively...
January 13, 2017: Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105356/conversion-therapy-for-pancreatic-cancer-with-peritoneal-metastases-using-intravenous-and-intraperitoneal-paclitaxel-with-s-1
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Hiromitsu Kitayama, Yasushi Tsuji, Tomohiro Kondo, Junko Sugiyama, Michiaki Hirayama, Kazuyuki Yamamoto, You Kawarada, Yumiko Oyamada, Satoshi Hirano
Combination chemotherapy consisting of systemic and intraperitoneal agents against peritoneal metastases from several types of cancer has shown promising results. We herein report a case in which combination therapy with intravenous and intraperitoneal paclitaxel with S-1 converted an unresectable pancreatic cancer with peritoneal metastases into a resectable one. The patient was a 65-year old woman with recurrent pancreatitis for 5 months. Endoscopic ultrasonography-guided fine-needle aspiration revealed minute epithelial masses composed of cells with irregular nuclei in the pancreatic body...
December 2016: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
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