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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647282/cxcl16-cxcr6-mediated-adhesion-of-human-peripheral-blood-mononuclear-cells-to-inflamed-endothelium
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Bona Linke, Sascha Meyer Dos Santos, Bettina Picard-Willems, Michael Keese, Sebastian Harder, Gerd Geisslinger, Klaus Scholich
The endothelial chemokine CXC motif ligand 16 (CXCL16) is involved in the recruitment and firm adhesion of CXCR6(+) cells to the atherosclerosis-prone aortic vessel wall. Recently we showed that CXCR6(+) platelets from flowing blood attach to CXCL16 expressed by activated endothelium on the luminal side of the blood vessel. With this study we supplement these findings with the observation that platelets bound to the inflamed endothelium are presenting CXCR6 to CXCL16-positive peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and, thus, are mediating an increased adhesion of PBMCs to the arterial wall...
June 21, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647196/smooth-muscle-cells-of-human-veins-show-an-increased-response-to-injury-at-valve-sites
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Shinsuke Kikuchi, Lihua Chen, Kevin Xiong, Yukihiro Saito, Nobuyoshi Azuma, Gale Tang, Michael Sobel, Thomas N Wight, Richard D Kenagy
OBJECTIVE: Venous valves are essential but are prone to injury, thrombosis, and fibrosis. We compared the behavior and gene expression of smooth muscle cells (SMCs) in the valve sinus vs nonvalve sites to elucidate biologic differences associated with vein valves. METHODS: Tissue explants of fresh human saphenous veins were prepared, and the migration of SMCs from explants of valve sinus vs nonvalve sinus areas was measured. Proliferation and death of SMCs were determined by staining for Ki67 and terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645604/posterior-paramedian-approach-to-a-ventrally-located-spinal-meningioma
#3
Han Soo Chang
BACKGROUND: To approach a ventral spinal pathology, a lateral viewing angle is often required. However, lateral approaches to the spine are usually more technically demanding and require certain amount of surgical expertise. In this report, we describe a simple and easy technique to obtain the lateral viewing angle to the ventral spinal pathology. CASE DESCRIPTION: The technique is demonstrated in a ventrally located meningioma at C2 level. Axial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed a square posterior shift of the spinal cord with little lateral space, which necessitated a more lateral viewing angle than the conventional posterior approach...
June 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645590/endoscopic-supracerebellar-transtentorial-approach-to-the-atrium-of-the-lateral-ventricle-preliminary-surgical-and-optical-considerations
#4
Tao Xie, Linjun Zhou, Xiaobiao Zhang, Wei Sun, Hailin Ding, Tengfei Liu, Ye Gu, Chongjing Sun, Fan Hu, Wei Zhu
OBJECTIVE: To report the operative techniques of the endoscopic supracerebellar transtentorial approach (ESTA) to the atrium of the lateral ventricle, especially focusing on the role of the endoscope and analyzing optically related issues. METHODS: A retrospective data review was performed on five patients with lesions in the atrium of the lateral ventricle undergoing the ESTA. The patients were positioned in the three-quarters prone position, and a paramidline linear incision was used...
June 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644314/prone-or-left-for-colonoscopy-a-randomized-controlled-trial-of-prone-versus-left-sided-starting-position-for-colonoscopy
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Nikhil Vergis, Alexander J Scarborough, James A Morris, Jonathan M Hoare
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Data have emerged supporting the right-lateral starting position in reducing time to cecum and improving patient comfort for minimally sedated colonoscopy. We aimed to test whether prone starting position results in similar advantages in procedure time and patient tolerability in comparison to traditional left-sided starting position. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled trial in which patients were randomized to begin in either the prone or left-lateral (LL) position...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642726/urban-legends-and-paranormal-beliefs-the-role-of-reality-testing-and-schizotypy
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Neil Dagnall, Andrew Denovan, Kenneth Drinkwater, Andrew Parker, Peter J Clough
Recent research suggests that unconventional beliefs are locatable within a generic anomalous belief category. This notion derives from the observation that apparently dissimilar beliefs share fundamental, core characteristics (i.e., contradiction of orthodox scientific understanding of the universe and defiance of conventional understanding of reality). The present paper assessed the supposition that anomalous beliefs were conceptually similar and explicable via common psychological processes by comparing relationships between discrete beliefs [endorsement of urban legends (ULs) and belief in the paranormal] and cognitive-perceptual personality measures [proneness to reality testing (RT) and schizotypy]...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641350/-laparoscopic-assisted-mobilisation-and-resection-of-a-sacrococcygeal-teratoma-altman-type-iii
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Jan Gödeke, Veronika Engel, Oliver Münsterer
Objective This video is a step-by-step illustration of the laparoscopic-assisted mobilisation and resection of a sacrococcygeal teratoma Altman type III. Indication Laparoscopic supralevatory tumour mobilisation is an established method in selected centres and can be the initial step in approaching sacrococcygeal teratomas with an intrapelvic portion, facilitating a complete (R0) resection. Method Laparoscopic surgery is performed in supine position with a 5 mm umbilical trocar, a 5 mm trocar in the right upper abdomen, and two 3 mm trocars in the left middle and lower abdomen...
June 2017: Zentralblatt Für Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639285/porphyrin-modified-trastuzumab-improves-efficacy-of-her2-targeted-photodynamic-therapy-of-gastric-cancer
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Barbara Korsak, Gabriela M Almeida, Sara Rocha, Carla Pereira, Nuno Mendes, Hugo Osório, Patrícia M R Pereira, João M M Rodrigues, Rudolf J Schneider, Bruno Sarmento, João P C Tomé, Carla Oliveira
Gastric cancer (GC) is the 3(rd) deadliest cancer worldwide, due to limited treatment options and late diagnosis. Human epidermal growth factor receptor-2 (HER2) is overexpressed in ∼20% of GC cases and anti-HER2 antibody trastuzumab in combination with conventional chemotherapy, is recognized as standard therapy for HER2-positive metastatic GC. This strategy improves GC patients' survival by 2-3 months, however its optimal results in breast cancer indicate that GC survival may be improved. A new photoimmunoconjugate was developed by conjugating a porphyrin with trastuzumab (Trast:Porph) for targeted photodynamic therapy in HER2-positive GC...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636654/characterization-of-human-fcrl4-positive-b-cells
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Michel Jourdan, Nicolas Robert, Maïlys Cren, Coraline Thibaut, Christophe Duperray, Alboukadel Kassambara, Michel Cogné, Karin Tarte, Bernard Klein, Jérôme Moreaux
FCRL4 is an immunoregulatory receptor that belongs to the Fc receptor-like (FCRL) family. In healthy individuals, FCRL4 is specifically expressed by memory B cells (MBCs) localized in sub-epithelial regions of lymphoid tissues. Expansion of FCRL4+ B cells has been observed in blood and other tissues in various infectious and autoimmune disorders. Currently, the mechanisms involved in pathological FCRL4+ B cell generation are actively studied, but they remain elusive. As in vivo FCRL4+ cells are difficult to access and to isolate, here we developed a culture system to generate in vitro FCRL4+ B cells from purified MBCs upon stimulation with soluble CD40 ligand and/or CpG DNA to mimic T-cell dependent and/or T-cell independent activation, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634639/the-curious-case-of-achromobacter-eurydice-a-gram-variable-pleomorphic-bacterium-associated-with-european-foulbrood-disease-in-honeybees
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REVIEW
Silvio Erler, Oleg Lewkowski, Anja Poehlein, Eva Forsgren
Honeybees are prone to parasite and pathogen infestations/infections due to their social colony life. Bacterial pathogens in particular lead to destructive infections of the brood. European foulbrood is caused by the bacterium Melissococcus plutonius in combination with several other Gram-positive bacteria (Achromobacter eurydice, Bacillus pumilus, Brevibacillus laterosporus, Enterococcus faecalis, Paenibacillus alvei, Paenibacillus dendritiformis) involved as secondary invaders following the initial infection...
June 21, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633079/assessment-of-stormwater-runoff-management-practices-and-bmps-under-soil-sealing-a-study-case-in-a-peri-urban-watershed-of-the-metropolitan-area-of-rome-italy
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Fabio Recanatesi, Andrea Petroselli, Maria Nicolina Ripa, Antonio Leone
By 2006, almost 100,000 km(2) of EU soil (2.3% of the whole territory) had been sealed, with a per capita quota of 200 m(2) of sealed surface for each EU citizen. Italy, in 2016, recorded a soil sealing rate of 2.8% of the entire territory. In this context, the urban expansion which occurred in past decades is considered one of the main causes of the increase in flood frequency and intensity in small catchments, causing both social and financial damage. In the present paper, the positive impact of introducing Best Management Practices (BMPs) at urban scale is assessed, with particular regard to the decreasing of flood prone areas...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633004/field-evaluations-of-newly-available-interference-free-monitors-for-nitrogen-dioxide-no2-and-ozone-o3-at-near-road-and-conventional-naaqs-compliance-sites
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Alan R Leston, Will M Ollison
Long standing measurement techniques for determining ground-level ozone (O3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) are known to be biased by interfering compounds that result in overestimates of high O3 and NO2 ambient concentrations under conducive conditions. An increasing near-ground O3 gradient (NGOG) with increasing height above ground level is also known to exist. Both the interference bias and NGOG were investigated by comparing data from a conventional Federal Equivalent Method (FEM) O3 photometer and an identical monitor upgraded with an "interference-free" nitric oxide O3 scrubber which alternatively sampled at 2 meter and 6...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631939/a-high-throughput-screening-assay-for-nkcc1-cotransporter-using-nonradioactive-rubidium-flux-technology
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Sikander Gill, Rajwant Gill, Yang Wen, Thilo Enderle, Doris Roth, Dong Liang
A high-throughput screening (HTS) assay was developed for cotransporter, NKCC1, which is a potential target for the treatment of diverse disorders. This nonradioactive rubidium flux assay coupled with ion channel reader series provides a working screen for this target expressed in human embryonic kidney (HEK) cell line. An eightfold window of detection was achieved with the optimized assay. This new functional assay offered a robust working model for NKCC1 in determining reliable and concordant rank orders of the test compounds supporting its sensitivity and specificity...
May 2017: Assay and Drug Development Technologies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631906/-technical-features-of-intestinal-ureteroplasty-part-7-forming-ureterointestinal-anastomoses
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B K Komyakov, V A Ochelenko, M V Onoshko, T Kh Al-Attar, A Kh Gaziev
AIM: To present the results and technical features of forming the ureterointestinal anastomoses in intestinal ureteral substitution. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From 1998 to December 2016, 168 patients (mean age 51 +/- 8.7 years) underwent ureteral substitution using intestinal segments at the Urology Clinic of the I.I. Mechnikov NWSMU. Of them, 76 (45.2%) were males. In 119 (70.8%) patients, intestinal segments were used to replace various parts of the ureters (iliac in 92, colonic in 4, appendix in 23), and in 49 (29...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631903/-solitary-stones-of-the-lower-renal-calyx-how-to-treat
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A G Martov, D V Ergakov, A S Andronov, S V Dutov, R A Takhaev, Z I Kil'chukov, S A Moskalenko
INTRODUCTION: The choice of treatment for the stones of the lower renal calyx is one of the challenging issues of modern urology. The aim of this retrospective and prospective study was to investigate the clinical effectiveness and safety of 3 modern minimally invasive techniques for treating renal stones: percutaneous (PNL) and transurethral (TNL) nephrolithotripsy and extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) in patients with solitary lower calyx stones sized from 10 to 15 mm. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 136 patients with symptomatic stones of the lower calyces, who underwent ESWL, PNL and TNL from November 2010 to the present day...
June 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631256/vulnerability-to-a-metabolic-challenge-following-perinatal-asphyxia-evaluated-by-organotypic-cultures-neonatal-nicotinamide-treatment
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R Perez-Lobos, C Lespay-Rebolledo, A Tapia-Bustos, E Palacios, V Vío, D Bustamante, P Morales, M Herrera-Marschitz
The hypothesis of enhanced vulnerability following perinatal asphyxia was investigated with a protocol combining in vivo and in vitro experiments. Asphyxia-exposed (AS) (by 21 min water immersion of foetuses containing uterine horns) and caesarean-delivered control (CS) rat neonates were used at P2-3 for preparing triple organotypic cultures (substantia nigra, neostriatum and neocortex). At DIV 18, cultures were exposed to different concentrations of H2O2 (0.25-45 mM), added to the culture medium for 18 h...
June 19, 2017: Neurotoxicity Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630577/effects-of-high-velocity-elastic-band-versus-heavy-resistance-training-on-hamstring-strength-activation-and-sprint-running-performance
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Donatas Janusevicius, Audrius Snieckus, Albertas Skurvydas, Viktoras Silinskas, Eugenijus Trinkunas, Joan Aureli Cadefau, Sigitas Kamandulis
Hamstring muscle injuries occur during high-speed activities, which suggests that muscular strength at high velocities may be more important than maximal strength. This study examined hamstring adaptations to training for maximal strength and for strength at high velocities. Physically active men (n = 25; age, 23.0 ± 3.2 years) were randomly divided into: (1) a resistance training (RT, n = 8) group, which performed high-load, low-velocity concentric-eccentric hamstring contractions; (2) a resistance training concentric (RTC; n = 9) group, which performed high-load, low-velocity concentric-only hamstring contractions; and (3) a high-velocity elastic band training (HVT, n = 8) group, which performed low-load, high-velocity concentric-eccentric hamstring contractions...
June 2017: Journal of Sports Science & Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629676/percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-puncture-and-tract-dilation-evidence-on-the-safety-of-approaches-to-the-infundibulum-of-the-middle-renal-calyx
#18
Panagiotis Kallidonis, Christina Kalogeropoulou, Iason Kyriazis, Dimitrios Apostolopoulos, Panagiotis Kitrou, Dimitrios Kotsiris, Panteleimon Ntasiotis, Evangelos Liatsikos
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the anatomical relations of the papillary, infundibular and pelvic approach to percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) and evaluate the amount of vascularization at the respective sites. MATERIALS: (99m)Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid SPECT/CT renal scintigraphies or Computerized tomographies perfusion (CTP) were performed in 40 patients (prone n=20 or supine position n=20). The angle of approach (AoA) for access tracts the respective regions of interest (ROIs) to the mid-calyceal papilla and infundibulum as well as renal pelvis were designed and compared...
June 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628552/a-case-study-of-high-velocity-persistent-geotropic-nystagmus-is-this-bppv
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Michael C Schubert, Pamela M Dunlap, Susan L Whitney
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Deciphering the cause for a persistent, direction-changing geotropic nystagmus can be difficult. Migraine and light cupula are two possible causes, though can be confused with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) affecting the horizontal semicircular canal. In migraine, the persistent geotropic nystagmus tends to be slow; in light cupula, the nystagmus has been illustrated to beat in the direction opposite that of prone positioning. CASE DESCRIPTION: Here we describe a patient with initial occurrence then recurrence of a high velocity (≥30 deg/sec), persistent direction-changing geotropic nystagmus and vertigo with an intensity variable based on head position, which was difficult to manage...
July 2017: Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: JNPT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627352/-acute-cor-pulmonale-in-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome
#20
Feng Zhang, Quan Cao, Xiangrong Zuo
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a severe respiratory condition that is characterized by rapidly progressive hypoxemia with noncardiogenic pulmonary edema. Despite the improvement of therapeutic methods, the mortality of ARDS is in the range of 40%-50% all over the world. Some studies have shown that a significant number of patients with ARDS had acute cor pulmonale (ACP), and ACP is independently associated with the mortality of patients with ARDS, which has attracted wide attention in recent years...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
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