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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232797/-a-case-of-adrenal-leiomyosarcoma
#1
Ayumu Taniguchi, Takeshi Ujike, Kazutoshi Fujita, Motohide Uemura, Hiroshi Kiuchi, Ryoichi Imamura, Yasushi Miyagawa, Norio Nonomura, Eiichi Morii
A 61-year-oldman presentedwith a chief complaint of abdominal pain. Enhancedcomputed tomography andmagnetic resonance imaging showeda left adrenal mass with a diameter of 7 cm with heterogeneous enchancement. He was referredto our hospital for further treatment. No endocrinological abnormality was detected. The tumor showed abnormal uptake on fludeoxyglucose positron emission tomography scan. Preoperative diagnosis was left adrenocortical carcinoma (cT2N0M0). Tumor excision was performedandpathological findings on the resectedspecimen revealedleiomyosarcoma of the left adrenal grand...
November 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232705/etv2-mir-130a-jarid2-cascade-regulates-vascular-patterning-during-embryogenesis
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Bhairab N Singh, Naoyuki Tahara, Yasuhiko Kawakami, Satyabrata Das, Naoko Koyano-Nakagawa, Wuming Gong, Mary G Garry, Daniel J Garry
Remodeling of the primitive vasculature is necessary for the formation of a complex branched vascular architecture. However, the factors that modulate these processes are incompletely defined. Previously, we defined the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) in endothelial specification. In the present study, we further examined the Etv2-Cre mediated ablation of DicerL/L and characterized the perturbed vascular patterning in the embryo proper and yolk-sac. We mechanistically defined an important role for miR-130a, an Etv2 downstream target, in the mediation of vascular patterning and angiogenesis in vitro and in vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232690/rna-interference-in-fasciola-gigantica-establishing-and-optimization-of-experimental-rnai-in-the-newly-excysted-juveniles-of-the-fluke
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Arun Anandanarayanan, Opinder Krishen Raina, Hniang Lalrinkima, Ajayta Rialch, Muthu Sankar, Anju Varghese
Fasciolosis caused by Fasciola gigantica is a neglected tropical disease but a constraint on the growth and productivity of cattle, buffaloes and sheep in the tropical countries of Asia and Africa. Resistance to commonly used anthelmintics in Fasciola has increased the need to search for alternative therapeutic targets. RNA interference is the current tool of choice in the search for such targets in Fasciola. The susceptibility of juvenile Fasciola hepatica to double stranded (ds) RNA induced RNAi has been established but in F...
December 12, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232648/template-directed-fabrication-of-mil-101-cr-mesoporous-silica-composite-layer-packed-structure-and-enhanced-performance-for-co2-capture
#4
Chong Chen, Nengjie Feng, Qirui Guo, Zhong Li, Xue Li, Jing Ding, Lei Wang, Hui Wan, Guofeng Guan
A novel hybrid material constituted of MIL-101(Cr) and mesoporous silica was successfully assembled through an in-situ hydrothermal method. The MCM-41 with well-ordered mesopores acted as the structure-directing agent, which regulated the growth of MIL-101(Cr) crystals along a certain direction and restricted the expansion of framework. Meanwhile, the hydroxyl groups existed in MCM-41 preferentially coordinated with the Cr3+ centers in MOF, followed by the layer-packed arrangement of MIL-101(Cr) nanocrystals on the surface of matrix...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232607/simultaneous-uplc-ms-ms-analysis-of-two-stable-isotope-labeled-versions-of-sucrose-in-mouse-plasma-and-brain-samples-as-markers-of-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-and-brain-vascular-space
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Ekram Ahmed Chowdhury, Faleh Alqahtani, Raktima Bhattacharya, Reza Mehvar, Ulrich Bickel
Blood Brain Barrier (BBB) permeability is frequently compromised in the course of diseases affecting the central nervous system (CNS). Sucrose is a low molecular weight, hydrophilic marker with slow permeability at the naive BBB and therefore one of the widely used indicators of barrier integrity. Our laboratory recently developed a highly sensitive UPLC-MS/MS method for stable isotope labeled [13C12]sucrose in biological matrices. Correction of total brain concentration for contribution of intravascular space is required in such experiments in order to accurately measure BBB permeability, and it is often accomplished by vascular perfusion with buffer solutions prior to brain sampling...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232509/evidence-for-nonstomatal-uptake-of-hg-by-aspen-and-translocation-of-hg-from-foliage-to-tree-rings-in-austrian-pine
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Jennifer Arnold, Mae Sexauer Gustin, Peter Weisberg
To determine whether trees are reliable biomonitors of air mercury (Hg) pollution concentrations were measured in bark, foliage, and tree rings. Data were developed using 4-year old Pinus and Populus trees grown from common genetic stock in Oregon and subsequently transferred to four air treatments differing in gaseous oxidized mercury (GOM) chemistry and total gaseous Hg (TGM) concentrations. Soil of a subset of trees was spiked with HgBr2 in solution to test for root uptake. Results indicate no significant effect of the soil spike or GOM compounds on tree tissue Hg concentrations...
December 12, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232506/thiolactone-chemistry-based-combinatorial-methodology-to-construct-multifunctional-polymers-for-efficacious-gene-delivery
#7
Zengshi Zha, Yongyi Hu, Jean Mukerabigwi, Weijian Chen, Yuheng Wang, Chuanxin He, Zhishen Ge
Hydrophobic segments and amino moieties in polymeric nonviral gene vectors play important roles in overcoming a cas-cade of barriers for efficient gene delivery. However, it remains a great challenge to facilely construct well-defined multi-functional polymers through optimization of the amino and hydrophobic groups. Herein, we choose thiolactone chemistry to perform the ring opening reaction of varying hydrophobic groups-modified thiolactones by various amines to generate mercapto groups for further Michael addition reaction with poly[2-(acryloyloxy)ethyl methacrylate] (PAOEMA)...
December 12, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232493/-carboxyl-11c-labeling-of-four-high-affinity-cpla2a-inhibitors-and-their-evaluation-as-radioligands-in-mice-with-positron-emission-tomography
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Martin J Fisher, Lindsay McMurray, Shuiyu Lu, Cheryl L Morse, Jeih-San Liow, Sami S Zoghbi, Aneta Kowalski, Geroge L Tye, Robert B Innis, Franklin I Aigbirhio, Victor W Pike
Cytosolic phospholipase A2α (cPLA2α) may play a critical role in neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders associated with oxidative stress and neuroinflammation. An effective PET radioligand for imaging cPLA2α in living brain might prove useful for biomedical research, especially on neuroinflammation. We selected four high-affinity (IC50 2.1 to 12 nM) indole-5-carboxylic acid-based inhibitors of cPLA2α (1-4), for labelling in carboxyl position with carbon-11 (t1/2 = 20.4 min) to provide candidate PET radioligands for imaging brain cPLA2α...
December 12, 2017: ChemMedChem
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232466/real-world-evidence-in-the-treatment-of-ovarian-cancer
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E A Eisenhauer
Introduction: 'Real-world evidence (RWE)' refers to information on the utilization and outcome of new therapies and technologies in clinical practice. RWE may include single institution cohort studies, population-based health services studies, or (inter)national data on survival and mortality. This paper reviews RWE on the impact of treatment in ovarian cancer. Materials and methods: A literature review of publications addressing population level survival outcomes of new surgical and systemic treatment interventions in ovarian cancer was undertaken...
November 1, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232381/effects-of-experimental-nitrogen-fertilization-on-planktonic-metabolism-and-co2-flux-in-a-hypereutrophic-hardwater-lake
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Matthew J Bogard, Kerri Finlay, Marley J Waiser, Vijay P Tumber, Derek B Donald, Emma Wiik, Gavin L Simpson, Paul A Del Giorgio, Peter R Leavitt
Hardwater lakes are common in human-dominated regions of the world and often experience pollution due to agricultural and urban effluent inputs of inorganic and organic nitrogen (N). Although these lakes are landscape hotspots for CO2 exchange and food web carbon (C) cycling, the effect of N enrichment on hardwater lake food web functioning and C cycling patterns remains unclear. Specifically, it is unknown if different eutrophication scenarios (e.g., modest non point vs. extreme point sources) yield consistent effects on auto- and heterotrophic C cycling, or how biotic responses interact with the inorganic C system to shape responses of air-water CO2 exchange...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232366/estimating-the-impact-of-antiretroviral-treatment-on-adult-mortality-trends-in-south-africa-a-mathematical-modelling-study
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Leigh F Johnson, Margaret T May, Rob E Dorrington, Morna Cornell, Andrew Boulle, Matthias Egger, Mary-Ann Davies
BACKGROUND: Substantial reductions in adult mortality have been observed in South Africa since the mid-2000s, but there has been no formal evaluation of how much of this decline is attributable to the scale-up of antiretroviral treatment (ART), as previous models have not been calibrated to vital registration data. We developed a deterministic mathematical model to simulate the mortality trends that would have been expected in the absence of ART, and with earlier introduction of ART. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Model estimates of mortality rates in ART patients were obtained from the International Epidemiology Databases to Evaluate AIDS-Southern Africa (IeDEA-SA) collaboration...
December 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232246/the-role-of-fdg-pet-in-diabetic-myonecrosis-a-rare-and-underrecognized-complication-of-diabetes
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Guillaume Chaussé, Gad Abikhzer
A 66-year-old man with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes was admitted for acute bilateral calf pain in the context of coronary artery disease, chronic renal failure, and peripheral neuropathy. Lower-extremity Doppler ultrasound excluded deep vein thrombosis. FDG-PET was performed to exclude a suspected infection because of elevated white blood cells and inflammatory markers but normal creatinine kinase levels. PET scan demonstrated intense bilateral calf muscle and left thigh muscle uptake, which in combination with the patient's history was consistent with diabetic myonecrosis, a rare end-stage complication of diabetes...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232245/intense-68ga-psma-uptake-in-diverticulum-of-the-sigmoid-colon
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Mads Ryø Jochumsen, Kirsten Bouchelouche
We present a case of a diverticulum of the sigmoid colon with intense prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) activity on Ga-PSMA PET/CT. CT scan and colonoscopy showed no signs of inflammation or malignancy. This case presents an addition to the collection of benign pitfalls when reporting PSMA PET/CT; however, a Ga-PSMA up-taking focus in the colon should always cause further examination, as malignant etiology must be ruled out.
December 11, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232244/-occipital-tunnel-sign-on-fdg-pet-for-differentiating-dementias
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David M Sawyer, Phillip H Kuo
PET using FDG is a critical tool for evaluation of dementias, with characteristic patterns of hypometabolism suggesting specific diagnoses. Hypometabolism in the occipital region is recognized as an important finding associated with dementia with Lewy bodies and posterior cortical atrophy. We describe here the novel "occipital tunnel" sign, which results from relative sparing of FDG uptake in the medial occipital (primary visual) cortex compared with more severe loss in the surrounding lateral occipital (visual association) cortex...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232206/bupivacaine-indirectly-potentiates-glutamate-induced-intracellular-calcium-signaling-in-rat-hippocampal-neurons-by-impairing-mitochondrial-function-in-cocultured-astrocytes
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Yuan Xing, Nan Zhang, Wei Zhang, Lei-Ming Ren
BACKGROUND: Bupivacaine induces central neurotoxicity at lower blood concentrations than cardiovascular toxicity. However, central sensitivity to bupivacaine is poorly understood. The toxicity mechanism might be related to glutamate-induced excitotoxicity in hippocampal cells. METHODS: The intracellular free Ca concentration ([Ca]i), mitochondrial membrane potential, and reactive oxygen species generation were measured by fluorescence and two-photon laser scanning microscopy in fetal rat hippocampal neurons and astrocytes...
December 12, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232185/18f-fdg-pet-biomarkers-help-detect-early-metabolic-response-to-irreversible-electroporation-and-predict-therapeutic-outcomes-in-a-rat-liver-tumor-model
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Xifu Wang, Zhanliang Su, Tianchu Lyu, Matteo Figini, Daniel Procissi, Junjie Shangguan, Chong Sun, Bin Wang, Na Shang, Shanzhi Gu, Quanhong Ma, Andrew C Gordon, Kai Lin, Jian Wang, Robert J Lewandowski, Riad Salem, Vahid Yaghmai, Andrew C Larson, Zhuoli Zhang
Purpose To test the hypothesis that biomarkers of fluorine 18 (18F) fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) can be used for the early detection of therapeutic response to irreversible electroporation (IRE) of liver tumor in a rodent liver tumor model. Materials and Methods The institutional animal care and use committee approved this study. Rats were inoculated with McA-RH7777 liver tumor cells in the left median and left lateral lobes. Tumors were allowed to grow for 7 days to reach a size typically at least 5 mm in longest diameter, as verified with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging...
December 12, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232183/loss-of-substantia-nigra-hyperintensity-at-3-0-t-mr-imaging-in-idiopathic-rem-sleep-behavior-disorder-comparison-with-123i-fp-cit-spect
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Yun Jung Bae, Jong-Min Kim, Kyeong Joon Kim, Eunhee Kim, Hyun Soo Park, Seo Young Kang, In-Young Yoon, Jee-Young Lee, Beomseok Jeon, Sang Eun Kim
Purpose To examine whether the loss of nigral hyperintensity (NH) on 3.0-T susceptibility-weighted (SW) magnetic resonance (MR) images can help identify high synucleinopathy risk in patients with idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (iRBD). Materials and Methods Between March 2014 and April 2015, 18 consecutively recruited patients with iRBD were evaluated with 3.0-T SW imaging and iodine 123-2β-carbomethoxy-3β-(4-iodophenyl)-N-(3-fluoropropyl)-nortropane (123I-FP-CIT) single photon emission computed tomography and compared with 18 healthy subjects and 18 patients with Parkinson disease (PD)...
December 12, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232170/correlates-of-never-testing-for-hiv-among-sexually-active-internet-recruited-gay-bisexual-and-other-men-who-have-sex-with-men-in-the-united-states
#18
Kimberly M Nelson, David W Pantalone, Kristi E Gamarel, Michael P Carey, Jane M Simoni
In the United States, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM) are disproportionately affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Despite great strides in HIV prevention, including biobehavioral HIV prevention strategies such as pre-exposure prophylaxis and treatment as prevention, there has been relatively low uptake of these strategies. The success of biobehavioral prevention strategies requires HIV testing but a subset of GBMSM have never been tested. To optimize prevention efforts, we sought to understand the characteristics of GBMSM who report never testing for HIV...
December 12, 2017: AIDS Patient Care and STDs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232166/revisiting-knowledge-attitudes-and-practice-kap-on-human-papillomavirus-hpv-vaccination-among-female-university-students-in-hong-kong
#19
Jonathan Tin Chi Leung, Law Chi-Kin
Despite cervical cancer can be preventable by HPV vaccination, little is known on its associated factors among young females in Hong Kong. This study aimed to investigate the present situation regarding the self-reported knowledge, attitudes and practice (KAP) of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and to examine their associated factors among female university students in Hong Kong. 195 respondents were recruited to complete a self-administered questionnaire from two local universities through convenience sampling...
December 12, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232130/atom-transfer-radical-polymerization-of-multi-shelled-cationic-corona-for-the-systemic-delivery-of-sirna
#20
Hyesung Kim, Young Ju Son, Wei Mao, Kam W Leong, Hyuk Sang Yoo
We propose an effective siRNA delivery system by preparing poly(DAMA-HEMA)-multilayered gold nanoparticles using multiple surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP) processes. The polymeric multilayer structure is characterized by transmission electron microscopy (TEM), matrix-associated laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF), UV-Vis spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR), dynamic light scattering (DLS) and ζ-potential. The amount of siRNA electrostatically incorporated into the nanoparticle can be tuned by the number of polymeric shells, which in turn influences the cellular uptake and gene silencing effect...
December 12, 2017: Nano Letters
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