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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822311/lingular-segment-torsion-following-a-left-upper-division-segmentectomy
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Naohiro Taira, Hidenori Kawasaki, Sayako Takahara, Tomonori Furugen, Takaharu Ichi, Kazuaki Kushi, Tomofumi Yohena, Tsutomu Kawabata
INTRODUCTION: Numerous publications regarding lung torsion have reported lobar torsion after lobectomy. On the other hand, torsion of the remaining segment after segmentectomy is extremely rare. We herein report a rare case of lingular segment torsion following a left upper division segmentectomy. CASE: A 68-year old female underwent thoracoscopic segmentectomy of the left upper division. She underwent chest radiography immediately after the initial surgery, which revealed complete expansion on the operated side...
August 4, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822259/ambient-air-pollution-temperature-and-kawasaki-disease-in-shanghai-china
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Zhijing Lin, Xia Meng, Renjie Chen, Guoying Huang, Xiaojing Ma, Jingjing Chen, Min Huang, Meirong Huang, Yonghao Gui, Chen Chu, Fang Liu, Haidong Kan
Kawasaki disease (KD) is a kind of pediatric vasculitis of unknown etiology which mainly affects the development of coronary artery aneurysms. Few studies have explored the potential environmental risk factors on KD incidence. We performed a time-series analysis to investigate the associations between air pollution and temperature and KD in Shanghai, China. We collected daily-hospitalized KD patients that were admitted in major pediatric specialty hospitals located in the urban areas of Shanghai from 2001 to 2010...
August 12, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821549/phosphate-catalyzed-hydrogen-peroxide-formation-from-agar-gellan-and-%C3%AE%C2%BA-carrageenan-and-recovery-of-microorganisms-cultivability-by-catalase-and-pyruvate
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Kosei Kawasaki, Yoichi Kamagata
Previously, we reported that when agar is autoclaved with phosphate buffer, H2O2 is formed in the resulting medium (PT) and the colony count on the medium inoculated with environmental samples becomes much lower than that on a medium in which agar and phosphate are autoclaved separately (PS) (Appl Environ Microbiol 80:7659-7666). However, the physicochemical mechanisms underlying this observation remain largely unknown. Here, we determined the factors affecting H2O2 formation in agar. The H2O2 formation was pH-dependent: H2O2 was formed at high concentrations in alkaline or neutral phosphate buffer, but not in acidic one...
August 18, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819712/optical-coherence-tomography-to-differentiate-papilledema-from-pseudopapilledema
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REVIEW
Gema Rebolleda, Aki Kawasaki, Victoria de Juan, Noelia Oblanca, Francisco Jose Muñoz-Negrete
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Mild papilledema may be difficult to distinguish by clinical observation from pseudopapilledema. An accurate diagnosis is critical to avoid invasive workup and unwarranted treatment. In this review, we focus on the development and subsequent role of optical coherence tomography (OCT) in detecting and differentiating optic nerve head drusen (ONHD) from papilledema and other causes of acquired swelling of the optic disc. RECENT FINDINGS: Newer OCT technologies which permit deeper penetration to improve detection of ONHD were also reviewed...
August 17, 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819286/shift-current-photovoltaic-effect-in-a-ferroelectric-charge-transfer-complex
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M Nakamura, S Horiuchi, F Kagawa, N Ogawa, T Kurumaji, Y Tokura, M Kawasaki
Shift current is a steady-state photocurrent generated in non-centrosymmetric single crystals and has been considered to be one of the major origins of the bulk photovoltaic effect. The mechanism of this effect is the transfer of photogenerated charges by the shift of the wave functions, and its amplitude is closely related to the polarization of the electronic origin. Here, we report the photovoltaic effect in an organic molecular crystal tetrathiafulvalene-p-chloranil with a large ferroelectric polarization mostly induced by the intermolecular charge transfer...
August 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818354/retrospective-study-of-the-impact-of-unrecognised-kawasaki-disease-coronary-aneurysm-and-ectasia
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Benjamin R Waterhouse, Robert M R Tulloh, Yongcheol Kim, Will Creasy, David Adlam, Thomas W Johnson
BACKGROUND: Coronary artery aneurysms resulting from unrecognised or untreated Kawasaki Disease (KD) have thrombotic and stenotic potential leading to myocardial infarction. We aimed to characterise the prevalence and outcomes of patients presenting to a UK-based adult tertiary cardiology service with angiographic evidence of aneurysm or ectasia. METHODS: Retrospective review was undertaken of reports and original coronary angiograms in all patients under 50years old undergoing coronary angiography between 2011 and 2015...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817559/acute-kidney-injury-occurs-only-rarely-in-patients-with-kawasaki-disease
#7
Toru Watanabe, Tadaaki Abe, Shinya Tsukano
Pediatric Research accepted article preview online, 17 August 2017. doi:10.1038/pr.2017.191.
August 17, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817485/anti-diabetic-drug-alogliptin-protects-the-heart-against-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-glp-1-receptor-dependent-and-independent-pathways-involving-no-production-in-rabbits
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Shinya Baba, Masamitsu Iwasa, Kenshi Higashi, Shingo Minatoguchi, Yoshihisa Yamada, Hiromitsu Kanamori, Masanori Kawasaki, Kazuhiko Nishigaki, Shinya Minatoguchi
GLP-1 has been reported to be cardioprotective against ischemia-reperfusion injury. We aimed to examine the effect of alogliptin, which may produce GLP-1, on ischemia-reperfusion injury and its mechanisms. Rabbits were fed a normal chow (control group) and a chow containing alogliptin (2 mg/kg/day: alogliptin-L group, and 20 mg/kg/day: alogliptin-H group) for 7 days. The rabbits underwent 30 min of coronary occlusion and 48 h of reperfusion. Exendin (9-39) (5 or 50μg/kg, i.v., alogliptin-H+exendin (9-39)-L group and alogliptin-H+exendin (9-39)-H group) or L-NAME(10 mg/kg, i...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815559/characteristic-elevation-of-soluble-tnf-receptor-ii-to-i-ratio-in-macrophage-activation-syndrome-with-systemic-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Masaki Shimizu, Natsumi Inoue, Mao Mizuta, Yasuo Nakagishi, Akihiro Yachie
To investigate the clinical significance of soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor (sTNFR) II/I ratio as an indicator of the diagnosis of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) complicating systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (s-JIA), we measured the serum sTNFRI and II levels in 117 patients with s-JIA, including 29 patients with MAS, 15 with Epstein-Barr virus-induced hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (EBVHLH), 15 with Kawasaki disease (KD), and 28 healthy controls (HCs). We determined their correlation with measurements of disease activity and severity...
August 16, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813836/development-of-new-rehabilitation-robot-device-that-can-be-attached-to-the-conventional-knee-ankle-foot-orthosis-for-controlling-the-knee-in-individuals-after-stroke
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Kawasaki Shihomi, Ohata Koji, Tsuboyama Tadao, Sawada Yuichi, Higashi Yoshiyuki
This research developed a device that can be attached to the conventional Knee-Ankle-Foot-Orthosis for controlling the knee in individuals after stroke. The device automatically assists the flexion and extension movements of the knee joint at the appropriate timing. We aimed to clarify the effect of this device on gait performance, kinematic pattern and muscle activation during gait. Seventeen participants after stroke were recruited in this study. They walked with this device for 3 minutes, and we measured the 10m gait time, number of steps, knee motion using electric goniometer and muscle activities of lower limbs during gait...
July 2017: IEEE ... International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics: [proceedings]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808017/antitumor-effect-of-batf2-through-il-12-p40-up-regulation-in-tumor-associated-macrophages
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Hisashi Kanemaru, Fumihiro Yamane, Kiyoharu Fukushima, Takanori Matsuki, Takahiro Kawasaki, Isao Ebina, Kanako Kuniyoshi, Hiroki Tanaka, Kenta Maruyama, Kazuhiko Maeda, Takashi Satoh, Shizuo Akira
The development of effective treatments against cancers is urgently needed, and the accumulation of CD8(+) T cells within tumors is especially important for cancer prognosis. Although their mechanisms are still largely unknown, growing evidence has indicated that innate immune cells have important effects on cancer progression through the production of various cytokines. Here, we found that basic leucine zipper transcription factor ATF-like 2 (Batf2) has an antitumor effect. An s.c. inoculated tumor model produced fewer IL-12 p40(+) macrophages and activated CD8(+) T cells within the tumors of Batf2(-/-) mice compared with WT mice...
August 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807954/acetylsalicylic-acid-for-children-with-kawasaki-disease
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Teeranai Sakulchit, Susanne M Benseler, Ran D Goldman
Question A 7-year-old child in my office was recently discharged from the hospital after receiving intravenous immunoglobulin for Kawasaki disease. Should I continue treatment with acetylsalicylic acid (ASA), and if so, what is the appropriate dose? Answer The role of ASA for Kawasaki disease during the acute febrile phase has recently been called into question. According to several studies, ASA might reduce the duration of fever but it does not appear to directly reduce the incidence of coronary artery complications...
August 2017: Canadian Family Physician Médecin de Famille Canadien
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807199/prediction-of-difficult-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy-for-acute-cholecystitis
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Hiromitsu Maehira, Masayasu Kawasaki, Aya Itoh, Masao Ogawa, Naoto Mizumura, Sho Toyoda, Satoshi Okumura, Masao Kameyama
BACKGROUND: No report has described the predictive factor of surgical difficulty for laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) by preoperative computed tomography (CT) findings. This study aimed to investigate whether dynamic CT findings can predict the difficulty of LC for acute cholecystitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-seven patients who underwent emergency LC and dynamic CT preoperatively were enrolled. Difficult LC (DLC) was defined as any patient with an operative time ≥3 h, bleeding volume ≥300 mL, common bile duct injury, partial cholecystectomy, the need for a second surgeon, and/or conversion to open surgery...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805500/chitin-receptor-mediated-activation-of-map-kinases-and-ros-production-in-rice-and-arabidopsis
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Tsutomu Kawasaki, Kenta Yamada, Satomi Yoshimura, Koji Yamaguchi
Rapid induction of plant immune responses is essential to inhibit colonization and invasion by pathogens. Plants can recognize pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) including fungal chitin and bacterial flagellin using pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs), which trigger the intracellular activation of mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) cascades and the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). MAPK activation and ROS production play pivotal roles in the induction of robust immune responses...
August 14, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805414/a-culturally-adapted-family-intervention-for-rural-pacific-island-veterans-with-ptsd
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Julia M Whealin, Athena C Yoneda, Dawna Nelson, Todd S Hilmes, Michelle M Kawasaki, Oscar H Yan
The Veterans Affairs mission to provide equitable, accessible, and patient-centered care necessitates that culturally appropriate interventions are available when cultural differences may jeopardize engagement in care. However, within the VA, wounded warriors residing in rural areas in the Pacific Islands have been offered interventions that were developed and tested using largely urban mainland populations. The objectives of this article were to (a) document the cultural adaptation of a cognitive-behavioral clinical intervention for use by rural Pacific Island veterans, and (b) report feasibility data for the intervention...
August 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805412/factors-impacting-rural-pacific-island-veterans-access-to-care-a-qualitative-examination
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Julia M Whealin, Dawna Nelson, Michelle M Kawasaki, Michael A Mahoney
Pacific Island veterans suffer from greater severity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compared with Caucasian veterans but face substantial barriers to mental health care. However, the factors that may dissuade or facilitate veterans in the Pacific Islands from seeking mental health care are not known. The main aim of this study was to identify how internal and external factors interact to impact wounded warriors' access to and use of mental health services. Veterans residing in 5 rural Pacific Island locations were mailed recruitment materials...
August 2017: Psychological Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804750/a-case-of-kawasaki-disease-with-concomitant-leptospirosis
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Caleb Chuan Yao Foo, Esther Hui Min Leow, Kong Boo Phua, Chia Yin Chong, Natalie Woon Hui Tan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Global Pediatric Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803590/differential-protein-analysis-of-serum-exosomes-post-intravenous-immunoglobulin-therapy-in-patients-with-kawasaki-disease
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Li Zhang, Qi-Fang Song, Jing-Jie Jin, Ping Huang, Zhou-Ping Wang, Xiao-Fei Xie, Xiao-Qiong Gu, Xue-Juan Gao, Hong-Ling Jia
BACKGROUND: Kawasaki disease, which is characterised by systemic vasculitides accompanied by acute fever, is regularly treated by intravenous immunoglobulin to avoid lesion formation in the coronary artery; however, the mechanism of intravenous immunoglobulin therapy is unclear. Hence, we aimed to analyse the global expression profile of serum exosomal proteins before and after administering intravenous immunoglobulin. METHODS: Two-dimensional electrophoresis coupled with mass spectrometry analysis was used to identify the differentially expressed proteome of serum exosomes in patients with Kawasaki disease before and after intravenous immunoglobulin therapy...
August 14, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797966/rare-case-of-pulmonary-involvement-in-an-adult-with-kawasaki-disease
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Joanna G Escalon, Xiaoping Wu, Ian R Drexler, Lindsay Lief, Maria Plataki, Michael Bender, James F Gruden
Kawasaki disease is an acute, self-limited, febrile vasculitis typically seen in early childhood. Pulmonary involvement is uncommon and is not part of the conventional diagnostic criteria. We add to the literature a unique case of a 22year-old male with Kawasaki disease and pulmonary involvement. It illustrates the importance of recognizing unusual presentations of Kawasaki disease and highlights the possibility of pulmonary abnormalities on physical and imaging examination. Awareness of such presentations can help avoid delayed diagnosis, prevent the development of coronary aneurysms, and allow careful observation for imaging resolution...
August 3, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796496/discovery-of-clinical-candidate-n-1s-1-3-fluoro-4-trifluoromethoxy-phenyl-2-methoxyethyl-7-methoxy-2-oxo-2-3-dihydropyrido-2-3-b-pyrazine-4-1h-carboxamide-tak-915-a-highly-potent-selective-and-brain-penetrating-phosphodiesterase-2a-inhibitor-for-the-treatment
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Satoshi Mikami, Shinji Nakamura, Tomoko Ashizawa, Izumi Nomura, Masanori Kawasaki, Shigekazu Sasaki, Hideyuki Oki, Hironori Kokubo, Isaac D Hoffman, Hua Zou, Noriko Uchiyama, Kosuke Nakashima, Naomi Kamiguchi, Haruka Imada, Noriko Suzuki, Hiroki Iwashita, Takahiko Taniguchi
Phosphodiesterase (PDE) 2A inhibitors have emerged as a novel mechanism with potential therapeutic option to ameliorate cognitive dysfunction in schizophrenia or Alzheimer's disease through upregulation of cyclic nucleotides in the brain, and thereby achieve potentiation of cyclic nucleotide signaling pathways. This article details the expedited optimization of our recently disclosed pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidine lead compound 4b, leading to the discovery of clinical candidate 36 (TAK-915), which demonstrates an appropriate combination of potency, PDE selectivity, and favorable pharmacokinetic (PK) properties, including brain penetration...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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