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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224242/dermoscopic-observations-in-disseminated-cryptococcosis-with-cutaneous-involvement
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M Sławińska, M Hlebowicz, E Iżycka-Świeszewska, M Sikorska, M Sokołowska-Wojdyło, T Smiatacz, R Nowicki, M Sobjanek
A 26-year-old female patient with a history of intravenous drug abuse, diagnosed with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) 6 months before. AIDS defining disease was Pneumocystis jiroveci pneumonia. The patient presented with severely decreased CD4 cell count of 7 cells/mm3 and relatively low HIV viral load of 281 copies/mL. Shortly after initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART), was diagnosed with disseminated cryptococcosis with central nervous system and skin involvement. This article is protected by copyright...
December 10, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29203261/preoperative-computed-tomography-guided-pulmonary-lesion-marking-in-preparation-for-fluoroscopic-wedge-resection-rates-of-success-complications-and-pathology-outcomes
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Babatunde Olaiya, Charles A Gilliland, Seth D Force, Felix G Fernandez, Manu S Sancheti, William C Small
PURPOSE: In this study, we describe our experience of lesion marking with fiducial markers (FM) and microcoils (MC) facilitating same-day surgical wedge resection, including success rates, pathology outcomes, and complications. We also explored patient/nodular characteristics associated with developing complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An IRB-approved single-institutional retrospective study of 136 patients who had 148 pulmonary nodules was conducted. All patients had CT-guided pulmonary nodule labeling with either FM (121) or MC (15) patients with plan for same-day fluoroscopic-guided wedge resection...
November 6, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199379/mini-subvastus-versus-medial-parapatellar-approach-for-total-knee-arthroplasty-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-study
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Ziyu Li, Wendan Cheng, Liangye Sun, Yunfeng Yao, Qiliang Cao, Shuming Ye, Lei Qi, Shenglin Xu, Xiaosan Wu, Juehua Jing
PURPOSE: Whether minimally invasive total knee arthroplasty (MIS-TKA) could offer better and faster recovery without the deviation of post-operative prosthesis position and limb alignment is still controversial. This prospective and randomized study was conducted to compare the clinical and radiological outcomes between patients who underwent the mini-subvastus approach of MIS-TKA and those who underwent the medial parapatellar approach of traditional TKA. METHODS: Fifty patients, including 50 knees, who required TKA due to osteoarthritis were randomized to the mini-subvastus group (group I) or the medial parapatellar group (group II)...
December 4, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29186900/rodent-papillomaviruses
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REVIEW
Aayushi Uberoi, Paul F Lambert
Preclinical infection model systems are extremely valuable tools to aid in our understanding of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) biology, disease progression, prevention, and treatments. In this context, rodent papillomaviruses and their respective infection models are useful tools but remain underutilized resources in the field of papillomavirus biology. Two rodent papillomaviruses, MnPV1, which infects the Mastomys species of multimammate rats, and MmuPV1, which infects laboratory mice, are currently the most studied rodent PVs...
November 27, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184648/estimating-the-prevalence-of-positive-tuberculin-skin-test-reactions-in-general-population-and-high-risk-groups-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Mohammad Sadegh Rezai, Reza Tabrizi, Ali Akbar Haghdoost, Mahdi Afshari, Siavosh Abedi, Maryam Akbari, Mohammad Amin Bahrami, Mahmood Moosazadeh
Results of tuberculin skin test (TST) surveys among different populations have been reported in many studies as a method for detecting primary Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection. Combining these results provides reliable estimates of primary latent tuberculosis (TB) infection for health policymakers. This study aims to estimate the prevalence of latent TB infection in general and high-risk populations in Iran. National and international databanks were searched using specific keywords. After restricting the search strategy, duplicates exclusion, reviewing titles, abstracts and full texts, and quality assessment, eligible papers were selected...
2017: International Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176972/interleukin-4-receptor-alpha-from-innate-to-adaptive-immunity-in-murine-models-of-cutaneous-leishmaniasis
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REVIEW
Ramona Hurdayal, Frank Brombacher
The interleukin (IL)-4 receptor alpha (IL-4Rα), ubiquitously expressed on both innate and adaptive immune cells, controls the signaling of archetypal type 2 immune regulators; IL-4 and IL-13, which elicit their signaling action by the type 1 IL-4Rα/gamma common and/or the type 2 IL-4Rα/IL-13Rα complexes. Global gene-deficient mouse models targeting IL-4, IL-13, or the IL-4Rα chain, followed by the development of conditional mice and generation of important cell-type-specific IL-4Rα-deficient mouse models, were indeed critical to gaining in-depth understanding of detrimental T helper (Th) 2 mechanisms in type 1-controlled diseases...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175999/modern-fertility-awareness-methods-wrist-wearables-capture-the-changes-of-temperature-associated-with-the-menstrual-cycle
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Mohaned Shilaih, Brianna M Goodale, Lisa Falco, Florian Kübler, Valerie De Clerck, Brigitte Leeners
Core and peripheral body temperatures are affected by changes in reproductive hormones during the menstrual cycle. Women worldwide use the basal body temperature (BBT) method to aid and prevent conception. However, prior research suggests taking one's daily temperature can prove inconvenient and subject to environmental factors. We investigate whether a more automatic, non-invasive temperature measurement system can detect changes in temperature across the menstrual cycle. We examined how wrist-skin temperature (WST), measured with wearable sensors, correlates with urinary tests of ovulation and may serve as a new method of fertility tracking...
November 24, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164168/aids-related-endemic-mycoses-in-western-cape-south-africa-and-clinical-mimics-a-cross-sectional-study-of-adults-with-advanced-hiv-and-recent-onset-widespread-skin-lesions
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Ilan S Schwartz, Chris Kenyon, Rannakoe Lehloenya, Saskya Claasens, Zandile Spengane, Hans Prozesky, Rosie Burton, Arifa Parker, Sean Wasserman, Graeme Meintjes, Marc Mendelson, Jantjie Taljaard, Johann W Schneider, Natalie Beylis, Bonnie Maloba, Nelesh P Govender, Robert Colebunders, Sipho Dlamini
Background: Skin lesions are common in advanced HIV infection and are sometimes caused by serious diseases like systemic mycoses (SM). AIDS-related SM endemic to Western Cape, South Africa, include emergomycosis (formerly disseminated emmonsiosis), histoplasmosis, and sporotrichosis. We previously reported that 95% of patients with AIDS-related emergomycosis had skin lesions, although these were frequently overlooked or misdiagnosed clinically. Prospective studies are needed to characterize skin lesions of SM in South Africa and to help distinguish these from common HIV-related dermatoses...
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158707/a-novel-monocyclic-triterpenoid-and-a-norsesquaterpenol-from-the-aerial-parts-of-suaeda-monoica-forssk-ex-j-f-gmel-with-cell-proliferative-potential
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Mansour S Al-Said, Nasir A Siddiqui, Mohamed Ahmed Mukhair, Mohammad K Parvez, Perwez Alam, Mohd Ali, Anzarul Haque
Suaeda monoica Forssk. ex J.F. Gmel (Chenopodiaceae), a mangrove herb, is distributed in tropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula, India, Pakistan, Palestine and Jordan. The plant parts are used to treat sore throat, hepatitis, wounds, rheumatism, paralysis, asthma, snakebites, skin disease and ulcer. Two new phytoconstituents characterized as 13,17-octahydropentalene-4,4,10,23-tetramethyl-17,21-diisopropyl-tetradecahydrocyclo-[a]-phenanthrene-(14), 20(23), 21(30)-trien-5α-ol (SMC-3) and [1,4,4-trimethyl-cyclopent-1(5)-enyl]-9,10,17,21-tetramethyl-9α-ol-16α (17α)-epoxy heptadecan-6,10-dione (SMC-4) belong to the class norsesquaterpenol and monocyclic triterpenoid, respectively, along with two known compounds 3-epi-lupeol (SMC-1) and 4-cyclopentylpyrocatechol (SMC-2) have been isolated from the ethanol extract of aerial parts of S...
November 2017: Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal: SPJ: the Official Publication of the Saudi Pharmaceutical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157599/skin-lesions-of-birt-hogg-dub%C3%A3-syndrome-clinical-and-histopathological-findings-in-31-japanese-patients-who-presented-with-pneumothorax-and-or-multiple-lung-cysts
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Chikako Iwabuchi, Hiroki Ebana, Akira Ishiko, Azusa Negishi, Teruaki Mizobuchi, Toshio Kumasaka, Masatoshi Kurihara, Kuniaki Seyama
BACKGROUND: Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome (BHDS) (OMIM #135150) is an autosomal dominant disease, characterized by fibrofolliculomas (FFs) of the skin, pulmonary cysts with/without pneumothorax, and renal tumors. The prevalence of skin manifestations reported for Japanese BHDS patients is lower (<30%) compared with that of Western countries (75∼90%), which appear to be underestimated. OBJECTIVE: To precisely examine the prevalence of skin lesions with dermoscopy and histopathology with reference to genetic analyses...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156998/exposures-to-automatic-dishwashing-rinse-aids-reported-to-the-united-kingdom-national-poisons-information-service-2008-2016
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Rachael C Day, Sally M Bradberry, Euan A Sandilands, Simon H L Thomas, John P Thompson, Allister Vale
OBJECTIVE: To determine the toxicity of rinse aids which are used as drying aids to remove water from crockery. METHODS: Enquiries to the UK National Poisons Information Service (NPIS) were analysed retrospectively for the period January 2008 to December 2016. RESULTS: There were 855 enquiries relating to 828 patients; children aged 5 years or less accounted for 91.1%. Most exposures occurred from ingestion alone (n = 778, 94.0%), but 26 involved ingestion and other routes: 21 with skin contact, 3 with eye contact, and two with both skin and eye contact...
November 20, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155877/immune-response-profiles-of-calves-following-vaccination-with-live-bcg-and-inactivated-mycobacterium-bovis-vaccine-candidates
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E M D L van der Heijden, J Chileshe, J C M Vernooij, C Gortazar, R A Juste, I Sevilla, J E Crafford, V P M G Rutten, A L Michel
Conventional control and eradication strategies for bovine tuberculosis (BTB) face tremendous difficulties in developing countries; countries with wildlife reservoirs, a complex wildlife-livestock-human interface or a lack of veterinary and veterinary public health surveillance. Vaccination of cattle and other species might in some cases provide the only suitable control strategy for BTB, while in others it may supplement existing test-and-slaughter schemes. However, the use of live BCG has several limitations and the global rise of HIV/AIDS infections has furthermore warranted the exploration of inactivated vaccine preparations...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155742/isolation-of-intact-whole-mouse-mammary-glands-for-analysis-of-extracellular-matrix-expression-and-gland-morphology
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Christopher Thompson, Katherine Keck, Abigail Hielscher
The goal of this procedure was to harvest the #4 abdominal mammary glands from female nulliparous mice in order to assess ECM expression and ductal architecture. Here, a small pocket below the skin was created using Mayo scissors, allowing separation of the glands within the subcutaneous tissue from the underlying peritoneum. Visualization of the glands was aided by the use of 3.5x-R surgical micro loupes. The pelt was inverted and pinned back allowing identification of the intact mammary fat pads. Each of the #4 abdominal glands was bluntly dissected by sliding the scalpel blade laterally between the subcutaneous layer and the glands...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150306/a-proposal-for-a-noninvasive-monitoring-of-sympathetic-nerve-activity-in-patients-with-takotsubo-syndrome
#14
John E Madias
The pathophysiology of takotsubo syndrome (TTS) is still elusive; many hypotheses of its cause have been proposed with a heightened activity of the peripheral autonomic sympathetic nervous system (PASNS) via local norepinephrine release, and direct cardiomyocyte toxicity mediated by blood-borne catecholamines, being among the most currently entertained. Monitoring of PASNS during hospitalization will provide a metric which could be of immense value in unraveling of the pathophysiology and aiding in the management of the patients with TTS by predicting in-hospital complications, long-term outcome, and its recurrence...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145844/development-and-evaluation-of-an-interferon-gamma-assay-for-the-diagnosis-of-tuberculosis-in-red-deer-experimentally-infected-with-mycobacterium-bovis
#15
María Ángeles Risalde, Jobin Thomas, Iker Sevilla, Miriam Serrano, Jose Antonio Ortíz, Joseba Garrido, Mercedes Domínguez, Lucas Domínguez, Christian Gortázar, Jose Francisco Ruíz-Fons
BACKGROUND: Red deer (Cervus elaphus) is regarded as an epidemiologically relevant host for Mycobacterium bovis (M. bovis) and closely related members of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex that cause animal tuberculosis (TB). The standard antemortem screening test for the detection of TB in deer is the intradermal tuberculin skin test, but the detection of interferon-gamma (IFNγ) produced by white blood cells exposed to M. bovis antigens can be used as an alternative or supplemental assay in most TB eradication/control programs...
November 16, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127247/novel-method-to-detect-and-characterize-f-18-fdg-infiltrations-in-pet-injections-a-single-institution-experience
#16
Razi Muzaffar, Sarah A Frye, Anna Mcmunn, Kelley Ryan, Ron Lattanze, Medhat M Osman
Purpose: A novel Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) device provides Time Activity Curves (TACs) which can identify and characterize PET/CT radiotracer infiltrations during the uptake phase. The purpose of this study was to compare rates of infiltration detected by the device compared to standard PET image infiltration rates. We also aimed to assess the value of using the device to improve injection results in our center. Methods: 109 subjects were consented to the study. All subjects had passive device sensors applied to their skin near the injection site and mirrored on the contralateral arm during the entire uptake period...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125215/additive-manufacturing-a-comparative-analysis-of-dimensional-accuracy-and-skin-texture-reproduction-of-auricular-prostheses-replicas
#17
Alexey Unkovskiy, Sebastian Spintzyk, Detlef Axmann, Eva-Maria Engel, Heiner Weber, Fabian Huettig
PURPOSE: The use of computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and additive manufacturing in maxillofacial prosthetics has been widely acknowledged. Rapid prototyping can be considered for manufacturing of auricular prostheses. Therefore, so-called prostheses replicas can be fabricated by digital means. The objective of this study was to identify a superior additive manufacturing method to fabricate auricular prosthesis replicas (APRs) within a digital workflow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Auricles of 23 healthy subjects (mean age of 37...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontics: Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123950/immune-evasion-mechanisms-and-immune-checkpoint-inhibition-in-advanced-merkel-cell-carcinoma
#18
REVIEW
Dirk Schadendorf, Paul Nghiem, Shailender Bhatia, Axel Hauschild, Philippe Saiag, Lisa Mahnke, Subramanian Hariharan, Howard L Kaufman
Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC) is a rare skin cancer caused by Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) infection and/or ultraviolet radiation-induced somatic mutations. The presence of tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes is evidence that an active immune response to MCPyV and tumor-associated neoantigens occurs in some patients. However, inhibitory immune molecules, including programmed death-1 (PD-1) and programmed death-ligand 1 (PD-L1), within the MCC tumor microenvironment aid in tumor evasion of T-cell-mediated clearance...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120893/ce-pressure-injuries-caused-by-medical-devices-and-other-objects-a-clinical-update
#19
Barbara Ann Delmore, Elizabeth A Ayello
: At the April 2016 National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) consensus conference, terminology and staging definitions were updated and two definitions were revised to describe pressure injuries (PIs) caused by medical devices or other items on the skin or mucosa. Here, the authors discuss the etiology and prevention of PIs resulting from medical and other devices, the frequency of such injuries, and the bodily sites at which they most often occur. They provide an overview of the current NPUAP guideline, highlight important risk factors, and explain why mucosal PIs cannot be staged...
December 2017: American Journal of Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120855/the-application-of-l-prp-in-aids-patients-with-crural-chronic-ulcers-a-pilot-study
#20
Agata Cieslik-Bielecka, Rafał Skowroński, Magdalena Jędrusik-Pawłowska, Marcin Pierchała
Nonhealing wounds or skin ulcerations are the result of insufficient repair and destruction of a local healing potential. Opportunistic infections which cause a lot of ulcer complications influence the worsening general condition of patients with AIDS, ultimately leading to death. The chronicity of the condition and poor results of conventional therapy have prompted the search for new methods of treatment. We have examined venous or arteriovenous insufficiency-related extensive crural ulcers in AIDS patients...
November 6, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
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