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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438849/association-between-histological-alterations-in-the-thymus-and-sudden-infant-death-syndrome
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Ivan Varga, Ildikó Bódi, Veronika Mešťanová, Martin Kováč, Martin Klein
INTRODUCTION: Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) involves the death of an infant during the first year of life and it is among the leading causes of infant mortality worldwide. One hypothesis regarding the pathogenesis of SIDS is that it results from a combination of three independent factors: endogenous vulnerability, a critical time window during postnatal development, and exogenous stressors. This hypothesis is known as the "triple-risk model". METHODS: In this study, we used an immunohistological approach to compare the cellular microenvironments of thymuses from 19 infants whose sudden death was classified as SIDS and a control group, which consisted of thymuses from age-matched children undergoing surgery for various congenital heart defects...
February 8, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355930/igg-from-atopic-dermatitis-patients-induces-il-17-and-il-10-production-in-infant-intrathymic-tcd4-and-tcd8-cells
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Fábio D R Sgnotto, Marilia G de Oliveira, Aline A L Lira, Amanda H S Inoue, Tiago O Titz, Raquel L Orfali, Luciana Bento-de-Souza, Maria N Sato, Valeria Aoki, Alberto J S Duarte, Jefferson R Victor
INTRODUCTION: Our group recently demonstrated that IgG modulates αβT cell cytokine production during the maturation process in the human thymus. The effects of this modulation are IgG repertoire dependent and can exert a systemic and long-term impact. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether IgG from atopic dermatitis (AD) patients can modulate cytokine production of infant intrathymic TCD4 and TCD8 cells in vitro. METHODS: Thymic tissues were obtained from newborn children from nonatopic mothers, and thymocytes were cultured for 6 days with purified IgG from AD patients or with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) or mock conditions as controls...
January 22, 2018: International Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354179/the-significance-of-neonatal-thymectomy-for-shaping-the-immune-system-in-children-with-congenital-heart-defects
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REVIEW
Małgorzata Stosio, Jakub Ruszkowski, Anna Mikosik-Roczyńska, Ireneusz Haponiuk, Jacek M Witkowski
The thymus plays an important role in the development of the immune cell pool; it serves as the primary location for T-lymphocyte maturation. Early cardiac surgical interventions for congenital heart defects are necessarily associated with thymectomy, i.e. the partial or complete removal of the thymus. A newborn infant already has a functioning thymus and developed cells of the immune system. However, thymectomy eliminates the primary location where T cells differentiate and mature. This study summarizes the current knowledge of the cellular disturbances and potential clinical consequences associated with performing thymectomy in children treated surgically for congenital heart defects...
December 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326881/interaction-of-anthraquinones-of-cassia-occidentalis-seeds-with-dna-and-glutathione
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Gati Krushna Panigrahi, Neeraj Verma, Nivedita Singh, Somya Asthana, Shailendra K Gupta, Anurag Tripathi, Mukul Das
Consumption of Cassia occidentalis (CO) seeds has been associated with the hepatomyoencephalopathy (HME) in children. Recently, we have characterized the toxic anthraquinones (AQs) such as Emodin, Rhein, Aloe-emodin, Chrysophanol and Physcion in CO seeds and detected these moieties in the bio fluids of CO poisoning cases. As AQs were detected in the serum of HME patients, their interaction with key biomolecules including protein, DNA and glutathione (GSH) is imperative. In this regard, we have previously reported the interaction of these AQs with serum albumin protein and their subsequent biological effects...
2018: Toxicology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197979/genetic-differences-in-the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-and-cyp1a2-affect-sensitivity-to-developmental-polychlorinated-biphenyl-exposure-in-mice-relevance-to-studies-of-human-neurological-disorders
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Kelsey Klinefelter, Molly Kromme Hooven, Chloe Bates, Breann T Colter, Alexandra Dailey, Smitha Krishnan Infante, Izabela Kania-Korwel, Hans-Joachim Lehmler, Alejandro López-Juárez, Clare Pickering Ludwig, Christine Perdan Curran
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are persistent organic pollutants that remain a human health concern with newly discovered sources of contamination and ongoing bioaccumulation and biomagnification. Children exposed during early brain development are at highest risk of neurological deficits, but highly exposed adults reportedly have an increased risk of Parkinson's disease. Our previous studies found allelic differences in the aryl hydrocarbon receptor and cytochrome P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) affect sensitivity to developmental PCB exposure, resulting in cognitive deficits and motor dysfunction...
December 2, 2017: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194859/a-nationwide-epidemiological-study-of-myasthenia-gravis-in-latvia
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Anete Zieda, Kristine Ravina, Ieva Glazere, Lelde Pelcere, Maruta S Naudina, Lelde Liepina, Inese Kamsa, Natalja Kurjane, Mark Woodhall, Leslie Jacobson, M Isabel Leite, Kokil Tandon, Viktorija Kenina
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder characterized by fatigable muscle weakness due to of antibody-mediated impairment of neuromuscular transmission. The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence and prevalence of MG in Latvia, and to characterize this population by well-established clinical parameters such as age at onset, presence of associated antibodies, and thymus pathology. METHODS: cases of patients with known MG or presenting with first MG symptoms within the time period from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2014 were selected from the database of the Neuromuscular Disease Clinic of Pauls Stradins Clinical University Hospital and Children's Clinical University Hospital...
November 30, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194572/the-igg-response-against-staphylococcus-aureus-is-associated-with-severe-atopic-dermatitis-in-children
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J E E Totté, L M Pardo, K B Fieten, J de Wit, D V de Boer, W J van Wamel, S G M A Pasmans
BACKGROUND: An altered immune response against Staphylococcus (S.) aureus might contribute to inflammation and barrier damage in atopic dermatitis (AD). OBJECTIVES: We profiled IgG antibodies against 55 S. aureus antigens in sera of children with mild to severe AD using a Luminex assay. Additionally, we evaluated the association between IgG levels and disease severity. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we included children with AD of two interventional study cohorts, namely SMA (n= 131) and the older DAVOS cohort (n= 76)...
November 30, 2017: British Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033080/reconstitution-of-th17-tc17-and-treg-cells-after-paediatric-haematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-impact-of-interleukin-7
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Katrine Kielsen, Lars P Ryder, David Lennox-Hvenekilde, Monika Gad, Claus H Nielsen, Carsten Heilmann, Marianne Ifversen, Anders Elm Pedersen, Klaus Müller
Successful reconstitution of T lymphocytes after allogeneic haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is needed to establish the graft-versus-leukaemia effect and an effective anti-microbial defense, but the ratio between functionally different T-cell subsets needs to be balanced to avoid graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). IL-7 is essential for T-cell generation in the thymus and peripheral T-cell homeostasis. High IL-7 levels have been associated with impaired T-cell reconstitution, increased risk of acute GVHD and treatment-related mortality, but the underlying cellular mechanisms behind these associations have not been investigated previously...
October 9, 2017: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29025154/hematological-alterations-in-protein-malnutrition
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Ed W Santos, Dalila C Oliveira, Graziela B Silva, Maristela Tsujita, Jackeline O Beltran, Araceli Hastreiter, Ricardo A Fock, Primavera Borelli
Protein malnutrition is one of the most serious nutritional problems worldwide, affecting 794 million people and costing up to $3.5 trillion annually in the global economy. Protein malnutrition primarily affects children, the elderly, and hospitalized patients. Different degrees of protein deficiency lead to a broad spectrum of signs and symptoms of protein malnutrition, especially in organs in which the hematopoietic system is characterized by a high rate of protein turnover and, consequently, a high rate of protein renewal and cellular proliferation...
November 1, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792717/the-relationship-between-serum-tarc-tslp-and-postn-levels-and-childhood-atopic-dermatitis
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Pinar Uysal, Fatih Birtekocak, Aslihan Buyukozturk Karul
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study is to evaluate the relationship between serum periostin (POSTN), thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC), and thymic stromal lymphopoietin (TSLP) levels and disease severity and atopy in children with atopic dermatitis. METHODS: Sixty children with atopic dermatitis and 31 healthy controls were included in the study. The disease severity was measured by SCORAD scores. Serum POSTN, TARC, and TSLP levels were measured in all participants...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Laboratory
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760578/pre-birth-origins-of-allergy-and-asthma
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REVIEW
K L Gatford, A L Wooldridge, K L Kind, R Bischof, V L Clifton
Allergy is a chronic disease that can develop as early as infancy, suggesting that early life factors are important in its aetiology. Variable associations between size at birth, a crude marker of the fetal environment, and allergy have been reported in humans and require comprehensive review. Associations between birth weight and allergy are however confounded in humans, and we and others have therefore begun exploring the effects of early life events on allergy in experimental models. In particular, we are using ovine models to investigate whether and how a restricted environment before birth protects against allergy, whether methyl donor availability contributes to allergic protection in IUGR, and why maternal asthma during pregnancy is associated with increased risks of allergic disease in children...
September 2017: Journal of Reproductive Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746835/genetic-ataxia-telangiectasia-porcine-model-phenocopies-the-multisystemic-features-of-the-human-disease
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Rosanna Beraldi, David K Meyerholz, Alexei Savinov, Attila D Kovács, Jill M Weimer, Jordan A Dykstra, Ryan D Geraets, David A Pearce
Ataxia telangiectasia (AT) is a progressive multisystem autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the AT-mutated (ATM) gene. Early onset AT in children is characterized by cerebellar degeneration, leading to motor impairment. Lung disease and cancer are the two most common causes of death in AT patients. Accelerated thymic involution may contribute to the cancer, and recurrent and/or chronic respiratory infections may be a contributing factor to lung disease in AT. AT patients have fertility issues, are highly sensitive to ionizing radiation and they present oculocutaneous telangiectasia...
November 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707128/thymectomy-is-a-beneficial-therapy-for-patients-with-non-thymomatous-ocular-myasthenia-gravis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Kai Zhu, Jiaoxing Li, Xin Huang, Wei Xu, Weibin Liu, Jiaxin Chen, Pei Chen, Huiyu Feng
Ocular myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease, is characterized by extraocular muscle weakness. Myasthenia gravis is closely associated with the functional status of the thymus gland. The efficacy of thymectomy for non-thymomatous ocular myasthenia gravis remains controversial. Here, we present the first systematic review and meta-analysis of studies assessing the outcome of thymectomy in patients with non-thymomatous ocular myasthenia gravis and found that the pooled rate of complete stable remission was 0...
July 13, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689684/-ectopic-thymus-a-rare-cause-of-neck-mass-in-children
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S Kallel, M Mnejja, M Kessentini, A Ben Said, I Charfeddine, B Hammami, A Ghorbel
INTRODUCTION: Ectopic cervical thymus (ECT) is a rare embryological abnormality in children. It can be revealed by a compressive neck mass mistaken for a malignant tumor. Through a new case of ECT, we review the embryopathogenesis, diagnostic difficulties and therapeutic features. CLINICAL OBSERVATION: A 19-month-old girl presented a right cervical mass that quickly increased in size, causing intermittent dyspnea. The physical examination objectified a 6-cm, soft and compressible, painless right cervical tumefaction, extending from the mastoid area to the ipsilateral supraclavicular fossa...
July 6, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657137/a-novel-pax1-null-homozygous-mutation-in-autosomal-recessive-otofaciocervical-syndrome-associated-with-severe-combined-immunodeficiency
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I Paganini, R Sestini, G L Capone, A L Putignano, E Contini, I Giotti, F Gensini, A Marozza, A Barilaro, B Porfirio, L Papi
Otofaciocervical syndrome (OFCS) is a rare disorder characterized by facial anomalies, cup-shaped low-set ears, preauricular fistulas, hearing loss, branchial defects, skeletal anomalies, and mild intellectual disability. Autosomal dominant cases are caused by deletions or point mutations of EYA1. A single family with an autosomal recessive form of OFCS and a homozygous missense mutation in PAX1 gene has been described. We report whole exome sequencing of 4 members of a consanguineous family in which 2 children, showing features of OFCS, expired from severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)...
June 28, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636882/foxn1-italian-founder-mutation-in-indian-family-implications-in-prenatal-diagnosis
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Akella Radha Rama Devi, Nagesh Narayan Panday, Shaik Mohammad Naushad
The Forkhead box N1 (FOXN1) is a transcriptional factor regulating the development, differentiation and function of thymic epithelial cells; maintaining T-lineage progenitors in bone marrow; promoting terminal differentiation of epithelial cells of hair follicles. Mutation in FOXN1 was reported to cause a rare disorder characterized by rudimentary thymus gland, T-cell immunodeficiency, congenital alopecia and nail dystrophy within an Italian community. This is the first report of FOXN1 p.R255X mutation from India, outside this endogamous Italian community...
September 5, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546728/spindle-epithelial-tumor-with-thymus-like-element-settle-a-case-report
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Cengiz Tavusbay, Demet Arikan Etit, Ercan Kadioglu, Mehmet Haciyanli
Spindle epithelial tumor with thymus-like element (SETTLE) is a very rare malignant neoplasm of the thyroid. It is generally encountered in children, adolescents, and young adults Objective: We aimed to present a patient with SETTLE and to review the clinical and pathologic features of this rare tumor. A 13-year-old male patient presented to our clinic with complaints of a rapidly growing lump on his neck. There was no evidence of distant metastases at time of presentation. A total thyroidectomy was performed...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529467/radiotherapy-for-pertussis-an-historical-assessment
#18
Edward J Calabrese, Gaurav Dhawan, Rachna Kapoor
X-ray therapy was used to treat pertussis/whooping cough during a 13-year period from 1923 to 1936 in North America and Europe. Twenty studies from clinicians in the United States reported that approximately 1500 cases of pertussis were treated by X-ray therapy usually with less than 0.5 erythema dose. Young children (<3 years) comprised about 70% to 80% of the cases, with the age of cases ranging from as young as 1 month to 50 years. In general, symptoms of severe coughing, vomiting episodes, and spasms were significantly relieved in about 85% of cases following up to 3 treatments, while about 15% of the cases showed nearly full relief after only 1 treatment...
April 2017: Dose-response: a Publication of International Hormesis Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440352/intrathyroidal-ectopic-thymus-in-children-a-sonographic-survey
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Adnan Kabaalioğlu, Murat Alp Öztek, Uğur Kesimal, Kağan Çeken, Emel Durmaz, Ali Apaydın
AIMS: Intrathyroidal ectopic thymus (IET) is being increasingly reported in the radiology literature. Most of the reports are of individual cases or small series and prevalence and natural course of the pathology is not well known. The purpose of this study is to establish the prevalence of IET in children and report long term follow-up results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 180 children who were examined by ultrasound (US) for other reasons, 7 patients were indentified with IET...
April 22, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393508/-cervical-thymic-cyst-in-childhood
#20
M Haro-García, J Crespo Del Hierro, R de la Fuente-Cañibano, M A Alañón-Fernández
Cervical thymus cyst is a rare cause of neck mass in children. . Approximately 90 cases have been described, and just a few have been published in Spanish literature. They usually appear in early children and are diagnosed as brachial cyst. We report the case of a 6 year old boy with a swelling on the right side of the neck. The swelling had appeared a few months before. Ultrasound examination of a neck mass and MRI showed a cystic mass compatible with possible branchial cyst. Excision of the tumor was performed...
July 10, 2016: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
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