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Kiyohisa Ogawa, Wataru Inokuchi
Osteochondroma (OC) is the most common benign bone tumor and may occur on any bone in which endochondral ossification develops. Although scapular OC accounts for less than 5% of the cases of solitary OC, OC is the most common lesion among the tumors and tumor-like lesions of the scapula. OC that develops near the medial scapular border easily causes friction with the ribcage; hence, almost half the number of cases of OC associated with marked bursa formation develops in the ventral scapula. We report a case of a 27-year-old female with a painful OC of the ventral scapular surface associated with large bursa formation and pseudowinging of the scapula...
2018: Case Reports in Orthopedics
Mohamed A M Ariff, Mohd I A C Ros, Nor H M Yahaya
Pes anserine bursitis (PAB) is an inflammation of the bursa located between the medial aspect of the tibia and the hamstring muscles. It is common in patients with degenerative or inflammatory knee arthritis, usually has a self-limiting course and tends to respond well to conservative treatment. However, painful PAB directly following total knee replacement surgery is rare. We report two such cases who were diagnosed via ultrasonography at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 2015...
February 2018: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
John W Norbury, Natalie C Karr, Vivek Sindhi, Kimberly M Rathbun, Stephen C Charles, Michael B McIver, Eric J Morrison
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the line-of-sight approach improved the performance time and accuracy of ultrasound (US)-guided needle placement targeting the subdeltoid bursa in a cadaver among novice operators compared to the side approach. A secondary objective was to determine whether participants thought the APPLES (angle, position, perpendicular, line up, entry, sweep) mnemonic was a helpful guide for performing the procedure. METHODS: Medical students and residents were randomized into either a line-of-sight or side approach group and then crossed over to the other group...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
N D Nielsen, M Greher, B Moriggl, R Hoermann, T D Nielsen, J Børglum, T F Bendtsen
BACKGROUND: Anatomical knowledge dictates that regional anaesthesia after total hip arthroplasty requires blockade of the hip articular branches of the femoral and obturator nerves. A direct femoral nerve block increases the risk of fall and impedes mobilisation. We propose a selective nerve block of the hip articular branches of the femoral nerve by an ultrasound-guided injection in the plane between the iliopsoas muscle and the iliofemoral ligament (the iliopsoas plane). The aim of this study was to assess whether dye injected in the iliopsoas plane spreads to all hip articular branches of the femoral nerve...
April 17, 2018: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Yuanjiao Tang, Yujia Yang, Xi Xiang, Liyun Wang, Lingyan Zhang, Li Qiu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the prevalence rates of peripheral joint, enthesis, tendon, and bursa abnormalities by power Doppler (PD) ultrasonic examination in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), psoriatic patients without clinical signs of arthritis (non-PsA psoriasis group), and healthy individuals, to detect subclinical PsA. METHODS: A total of 253 healthy volunteers, 242 non-PsA psoriatic patients, and 86 patients with PsA were assessed by 2-dimensional and power Doppler (PD) ultrasound...
April 15, 2018: Journal of Rheumatology
R G Boullosa, R O Simões, B E Andrade-Silva, R Gentile, A Maldonado
A new species of Nippostrongylinae (Nematoda: Heligmonellidae), Stilestrongylus rolandoi n. sp., is described from specimens collected from the small intestine of the rodent Euryoryzomys russatus in the Atlantic Forest (Santo Amaro da Imperatriz, Santa Catarina state, southern Brazil). The genus Stilestrongylus includes 23 species, which parasitize rodents occurring in the Neotropical region. Stilestrongylus aureus (Durette-Desset & Sutton, 1985) from Argentina, S. azarai (Durette-Desset & Sutton, 1985) from Argentina, S...
April 12, 2018: Journal of Helminthology
Yusen Shen, Yang Xiang, Ensheng Xu, Xianhong Ge, Zaiyun Li
Plant height (PH), branch initiation height (BIH), and stem diameter (SD) are three stem-related traits that play crucial roles in plant architecture and lodging resistance. Herein, we show one doubled haploid (DH) population obtained from a cross between Y689 (one Capsella bursa - pastoris derived Brassica napus intertribal introgression) and Westar ( B . napus cultivar) that these traits were significantly positively correlated with one another and with flowering time (FT). Based on a high-density SNP map, a total of 102 additive quantitative trait loci (QTL) were identified across six environments...
2018: Frontiers in Plant Science
Himanshu Bhayana, Puneet Mishra, Anupama Tandon, Amite Pankaj, Rohit Pandey, Raskesh Malhotra
Objective: Impingement syndrome is the most common differential in a patient presenting to an orthopaedic OPD with shoulder pain. Impingement syndrome is often managed with subacromial corticosteroid injection, which can be instilled using either landmark guided (LMG) approach or with the assistance of ultrasound (US). This study was envisaged to enquire whether ultrasound assistance improves the accuracy, efficacy or safety profile of the injection. Methods: 60 patients of rotator cuff syndrome underwent diagnostic ultrasound...
March 2018: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
Mohd Isa Farhanah, Abdul Rahaman Yasmin, Nguyen Phuc Khanh, Swee Keong Yeap, Mohd Hair-Bejo, Abdul Rahman Omar
Very virulent infectious bursal disease virus (vvIBDV) targets B lymphocytes in the bursa of Fabricius (BF), causing immunosuppression and increased mortality rates in young birds. There have been few studies on the host immune response following vvIBDV infection at different inoculum doses in chickens with different genetic backgrounds. In this study, we characterized the immune responses of specific-pathogen-free (SPF) chickens and Malaysian red jungle fowl following infection with vvIBDV strain UPM0081 at 103...
April 6, 2018: Archives of Virology
Erdem Atalay Cetinkaya
Thornwaldt cyst (Tc) is a benign mass, usually localized in the median plan of the nasopharynx. It is generate from permanent notochord remainings. The pharyngeal bursa-being an embryological residual-occurs in 3% of healthy adults. Closing of the orifice of a nasopharyngeal bursa results in the occurrence of Tc. When the Tc become infected or inflamed, causing to signs. The general indications for radiologic study in patients are nasopharyngeal symptoms, headache, seizures, and dizziness. Computed tomography is less effective than magnetic resonance imaging in the detection and characterization of Tc...
April 4, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
R Hauck, S Stoute, R P Chin, C G Sentíes-Cué, H L Shivaprasad
The flagellate parasite Histomonas meleagridis causes a severe disease in turkeys. Since nitarsone, the last antiflagellate feed additive, was withdrawn from the market, H. meleagridis has gained increasing clinical and economic importance, and frequently entire turkey flocks are lost to the disease. Even before the antiflagellate market withdrawal, H. meleagridis has been recognized as a noteworthy disease in commercial turkeys. The aim of this study was to compile and analyze data on histomoniasis outbreaks diagnosed by the California Animal Health and Food Safety System in the years 2000 through 2014 while nitarsone was still available...
March 2018: Avian Diseases
Munir Aktas, Sezayi Özübek
Anaplasma ovis is a widely distributed tick-borne rickettsial pathogen of sheep, goats, and wild ruminants. The aims of this study were to assess the prevalence, associations of Anaplasma ovis in sheep and goats, as well as its genetic diversity based on analysis of the msp1α gene. A total of 416 DNA samples from sheep (n = 236) and goats (n = 180) from four provinces in southeastern Turkey were analyzed by PCR. The overall A. ovis prevalence was 18% (CI 14.4-22.1). The infection rates of A. ovis varied from 15...
April 2018: Veterinary Microbiology
Nisha A R, Hazilawati H, M L Mohd Azmi, Noordin M M
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are pollutants which are persistent in nature. The aryl hydrocarbon receptor is a ligand-activated cytosolic transcription factor activated by xenobiotics. The objective was to isolate and identify AHR m RNA transcript in immune organs of developing chicks and to interpret the correlation between AHR induction and dose of PAHs. Specific pathogen free embryonated eggs on day nine were inoculated with solutions of pyrene, phenanthrene and fluoranthene dissolved in tricaprylin (vehicle) through the allantoic route at three dose levels: 0...
April 2, 2018: Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods
Camille Berthault, Thibaut Larcher, Sonja Härtle, Jean-François Vautherot, Laetitia Trapp-Fragnet, Caroline Denesvre
Marek's disease is a multi-faceted highly contagious disease affecting chickens caused by the Marek's disease alphaherpesvirus (MDV). MDV early infection induces a transient immunosuppression, which is associated with thymus and bursa of Fabricius atrophy. Little is known about the cellular processes involved in primary lymphoid organ atrophy. Here, by in situ TUNEL assay, we demonstrate that MDV infection results in a high level of apoptosis in the thymus and bursa of Fabricius, which is concomitant to the MDV lytic cycle...
March 27, 2018: Veterinary Research
Peter Sklienka, Jan Maca, Filip Bursa, Jan Neiser, Roman Kula, Marcela Kanova, Tomas Danek, Pavel Sevcik
We report a case of a 20-year-old male patient suffering from motorcycle accident complicated by rapid development of severe refractory hypoxemia and hypercapnia due to serious bilateral lung contusions and lacerations. Positive pressure mechanical ventilation induced pressure-dependent massive air leak from disrupted pulmonary tissue. Simultaneous implementation of veno-venous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation together with surfactant application allowed prolonged disconnection of patient from mechanical ventilation ("total lung rest" mode)...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
Attila Farsang, Ildikó Bódi, Orsolya Fölker, Krisztina Minkó, Zsófia Benyeda, Ádám Bálint, Anna L Kiss, Imre Oláh
Coronavirus infection delays the development of the cortico-medullary (CM) capillary network which results in retarded development of bursal follicles. The smaller size of the medulla in the coronavirus-infected birds may lead to a lower number of B lymphocytes and bursal secretory dendritic cells, which negatively affects the reactivity and efficacy of the immune system. Contrary to the wild-type infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) strain, infection induced by H120 vaccine virus exerts only a moderate influence on caveolin-1 expression of the CM capillary web and on follicular development compared to the untreated controls...
March 2018: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
Hakan Nur, Ayca Aytekin, Erdal Gilgil
BACKGROUND: Medial collateral ligament (MCL) bursitis has been described as a distended and inflamed bursa between the superficial and deep portions of the MCL. It is a rare but important cause of medial knee pain. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 65-year-old woman with knee osteoarthritis (OA) presented with severe pain and swelling in her left knee. She didn't have a traumatic injury. After a clinical examination, a slight decrease in the range of motion of the left knee, and a painful swelling and tenderness over the medial side of the knee and proximal tibia were detected...
March 16, 2018: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Katja Kienbaum, Gerhard Scholtz, Carola Becker
Recent studies revealed a high diversity of reproductive structures in heterotreme brachyurans, while those of Thoracotremata seem rather uniform. Yet, there still is a huge lack of data in this group as only few species have been studied with respect to their reproductive system. The phylogenetic position of Percnidae is ambiguous. Recent molecular studies place it within polyphyletic grapsoids. We herein study the reproductive morphology of Percnon gibbesi using histology, scanning electron microscopy, micro-computed tomography and 3D-reconstructions to test whether this species shows the characteristic thoracotreme pattern...
March 26, 2018: Journal of Morphology
Kurtesh Sherifi, Agim Rexhepi, Kristaq Berxholi, Blerta Mehmedi, Rreze M Gecaj, Zamira Hoxha, Anja Joachim, Georg G Duscher
Tick-borne diseases pose a serious threat to human health in South-Eastern Europe, including Kosovo. While Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a well-known emerging infection in this area, there are no accurate data on Lyme borreliosis and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE). Therefore, we sampled and tested 795 ticks. Ixodes ricinus ( n  = 218), Dermacentor marginatus ( n  = 98), and Haemaphysalis spp. ( n  = 24) were collected from the environment by flagging (all from Kosovo), while Hyalomma marginatum ( n  = 199 from Kosovo, all from Kosovo) and Rhipicephalus bursa ( n  = 130, 126 from Albania) could be collected only by removal from animal pasture and domestic ruminants...
2018: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
Qingxia Yao, Karl P Fischer, D Lorne Tyrrell, Klaus S Gutfreund
Programmed death-1 (PD-1), upon engagement by its ligands, programmed death ligand-1 (PD-L1) and programmed death ligand-2 (PD-L2), provides signals that attenuate adaptive immune responses. Here we describe the identification of the Pekin duck PD-L2 (duPD-L2) and its gene structure. The duPD-L2 cDNA encodes a 321 amino acid protein that has an amino acid identity of 76% and 35% with chicken and human PD-L2, respectively. Mapping of the duPD-L2 cDNA with duck genomic sequences revealed an exonic structure similar to that of the human P dcd1lg2 gene...
March 2018: Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports
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