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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087301/molecular-characterization-and-quantification-of-estrogen-receptors-in-turbot-scophthalmus-maximus
#1
Peng Hu, Zheng Meng, Yudong Jia
Estrogens regulate various reproductive processes via estrogen receptor (ER)-mediated signaling pathway in vertebrates. In this study, full-length sequences coding for ERα, ERβ1 and ERβ2 were isolated from female turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) by homology cloning and a strategy based on rapid amplification of cDNA end-polymerase chain reaction (RACE-PCR). The nucleotide and amino acid sequences of turbot ERs showed high homologies with the corresponding sequences of other fish species and significant homology with the Japaenese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) and the European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax)...
January 10, 2017: General and Comparative Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079678/sound-localization-in-patients-with-congential-unilateral-conductive-hearing-loss-with-a-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-implant
#2
Erich Vyskocil, Rudolfs Liepins, Alexandra Kaider, Michaela Blineder, Sasan Hamzavi
OBJECTIVE: There is no consensus regarding the benefit of implantable hearing aids in congenital unilateral conductive hearing loss (UCHL). This study aimed to measure sound source localization performance in patients with congenital UCHL and contralateral normal hearing who received a new bone conduction implant. STUDY DESIGN: Evaluation of within-subject performance differences for sound source localization in a horizontal plane. SETTING: Tertiary referral center...
January 10, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079575/cystic-biliary-atresia-and-choledochal-cysts-are-distinct-histopathologic-entities
#3
Inna N Lobeck, Rachel Sheridan, Mark Lovell, Phylicia Dupree, Greg M Tiao, Kevin E Bove
Cystic biliary atresia (CBA), a rare cystic expansion of atretic extrahepatic bile ducts in young infants, overlaps in age at presentation and imaging features with early choledochal cysts (CC). Treatment and prognosis differ; histologic differences are unsettled. We compared 10 patients with CBA, 1975 to 2015, to an age-similar cohort of 13 infants, and to older patients who had surgery for CC. Operative details, imaging, and clinical courses were correlated to pathologic specimens. Immunostains for smooth muscle actin and myosin heavy chain were used to evaluate cyst walls and atretic segments...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079045/hernia-of-the-umbilical-cord-associated-with-a-patent-omphalomesenteric-duct
#4
M Raicevic, I Filipovic, S Sindjic-Antunovic
Congenital hernia of the cord is a different type of ventral abdominal wall defect in which the bowel usually herniates into the base of normally inserted umbilical cord through a patent umbilical ring. It is rare congenital anomaly with incidence of 1 in 5000. Although it was described as a distinct entity since 1920s it is often misdiagnosed as a small omphalocele. We present an unusal case of term male newborn with umbilical cord hernia associated with patent omphalomesenteric duct. The diagnose was made after birth despite antenatal ultrasound scans and it is managed successfully with uneventful recovery...
January 2017: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077189/cardiac-haemangioma-associated-with-a-duct-dependent-congenital-heart-disease-in-a-newborn-infant
#5
Stefan A Djordjevic, Sofija Glumac, Jasna Kalanj
Cardiac haemangiomas are exceedingly rare; however, they can cause significant haemodynamic impairment and disturbances in heart rhythm. Rarely, cardiac tumours may also coexist with congenital heart lesions. We present an extremely unusual case of a cardiac haemangioma in the setting of complex transposition of the great arteries that caused functional tricuspid atresia. To our knowledge, this is the first such case described in the literature.
January 12, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077176/main-pulmonary-artery-cross-section-ratio-is-low-in-fetuses-with-tetralogy-of-fallot-and-ductus-arteriosus-dependent-pulmonary-circulation
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Hironori Ebishima, Kenichi Kurosaki, Jun Yoshimatsu, Isao Shiraishi
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine fetal echocardiographic features of tetralogy of Fallot in association with postnatal outcomes. METHODS: The Z-scores of the main and bilateral pulmonary arteries and the aorta were measured, and the following variables were calculated in 13 fetuses with tetralogy of Fallot: pulmonary artery-to-aorta ratio and main pulmonary artery cross-section ratio - the main pulmonary artery diameter squared divided by the sum of the diameter squared of the left and right pulmonary arteries...
January 12, 2017: Cardiology in the Young
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070723/anorectal-malformations-definitive-surgery-during-adulthood
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M P J Lopez, V I Encila, S G Alamo, H J Monroy Iii, M F T Roxas
BACKGROUND: Anorectal malformations (ARMs) are rarely seen in adults, since majority of cases are corrected in infancy or childhood. The aim of this study was to describe the profile of patients who underwent definitive surgery to correct their ARM in adulthood, and to discuss the outcomes of surgery (morbidity, mortality, and function). METHODS: This retrospective study included patients 18 years old and above, managed surgically by the Division of Colorectal Surgery at the Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines, Manila, from January 1, 2004, to December 31, 2012...
January 9, 2017: Techniques in Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067781/gestational-zearalenone-exposure-causes-reproductive-and-developmental-toxicity-in-pregnant-rats-and-female-offspring
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Xin Gao, Lvhui Sun, Niya Zhang, Chong Li, Jiacai Zhang, Zhuohui Xiao, Desheng Qi
Zearalenone (ZEN) is an oestrogenic mycotoxin commonly found in food and feed products and can affect reproduction and development in both humans and animals. This study aimed to determine the toxic effects of ZEN on maternal SD rats and the F1 female offspring. Sixty-four pregnant rats were divided into 4 groups and exposed to feed contaminated with ZEN (0, 5, 10, and 20 mg/kg feed) on gestational days (GDs) 0-21. Compared with the controls, the groups exposed to 10 and 20 mg/kg ZEN showed significantly decreased feed intake and body weight of pregnant rats and/or female offspring...
January 5, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064362/thoracoscopic-surgery-for-esophageal-atresia
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George W Holcomb
This review centers on the thoracoscopic management of esophageal atresia (EA) and distal tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF). The first thoracoscopic repair of EA was performed by Rothenberg and Lobe in Berlin in 1999 just prior to an IPEG meeting. Since that time, the largest report describing the use of thoracoscopy for EA/TEF repair came in 2005 with a multi-national, multi-institutional retrospective review from six institutions around the world. The outcomes reported were quite good and very comparable to large series of open operations that had been previously reported...
January 7, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063681/is-fundoplication-required-after-the-foker-procedure-for-long-gap-esophageal-atresia
#10
Dylan Wanaguru, Catherine Langusch, Usha Krishnan, Vincent Varjavandi, Ashish Jiwane, Susan Adams, Guy Henry
BACKGROUND: Fundoplication has been performed almost universally in children treated with the Foker procedure (FP) for long gap esophageal atresia (LGEA). We report our experience with pharmacological management and endoscopic surveillance rather than early routine fundoplication in infants treated with the FP. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of all children treated with the Foker procedure at our institution. RESULTS: Nine children have undergone the FP since 2007...
December 28, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063680/gastric-tube-esophagoplasty-for-pediatric-esophageal-replacement
#11
Mahmoud M A Elfiky, Gamal El Tagy, Wissam Mohamed, Osama Abdel Azim, Mohamed A Elfiky
BACKGROUND: Esophageal replacement in children is indicated in cases of esophageal atresia with or without fistula, in case of long gap esophageal atresia or failed primary repair. Intractable post corrosive esophageal stricture is considered also a major indication for replacement. METHODS: This is a cohort retrospective study of esophageal replacement cases by gastric tube carried out at the pediatric surgery department at Cairo University between 2011 and 2015...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061521/quality-of-life-after-surgical-treatment-for-esophageal-atresia-long-term-outcome-of-154-patients
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Alice Catherine Hölscher, Michael Laschat, Vera Choinitzki, Nadine Zwink, Ekkehart Jenetzky, Oliver Münsterer, Ralf Kurz, Marcus Pauly, Ulrike Brokmeier, Andreas Leutner, Benno Ure, Martin Lacher, Johannes Schumacher, Heiko Reutter, Thomas Michael Boemers
Background The short- and long-term surgical results in patients with esophageal atresia (EA) with or without tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) have been described in depth from a physician's perspective. Contrarily, the perception and coping strategies of affected patients and their parents have rarely been reported. The aim of this study was to generate data on this matter. Patients and Methods A total of 154 patients who had operative reconstruction for EA between 1971 and 2012 were evaluated for demographic data, surgical technique, affection of daily life, and coping strategies...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061520/esophageal-atresia-with-or-without-tracheoesophageal-fistula-ea-tef-association-of-different-ea-tef-subtypes-with-specific-co-occurring-congenital-anomalies-and-implications-for-diagnostic-workup
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Thomas Bogs, Nadine Zwink, Vera Chonitzki, Alice Hölscher, Thomas M Boemers, Oliver Münsterer, Ralf Kurz, Andreas Heydweiller, Marcus Pauly, Andreas Leutner, Benno M Ure, Martin Lacher, Oliver Johannes Deffaa, Holger Thiele, Soyhan Bagci, Ekkehart Jenetzky, Johannes Schumacher, Heiko Reutter
Background Esophageal atresia with or without tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) represents the most common developmental malformation of the upper digestive tract. It is classified into six subtypes according to the classification of Vogt, depending on anatomical variation of this malformation. Around 50% of the patients with EA/TEF present additional anomalies, which often influence, next to the EA/TEF subtype, the overall prognosis of EA/TEF newborns. Here, we investigated the association of the different EA/TEF subtypes with co-occurring congenital anomalies in EA/TEF patients and demonstrate their implications for postnatal diagnostic workup...
January 6, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060781/detection-of-an-infant-s-duodenal-atresia-by-milk-scan
#14
Ha Wu, Zhiheng Huang, Min Ji, Yiwei Li, Ruifang Zhao
Duodenal membranous atresia is a rare congenital disease. Here, we present a case of 6-month-old girl referred to us for repeated vomiting since birth. Milk scan was performed, and the results revealed a typical "double-bubble" sign. In addition, only very little activity was shown in the small intestine even at the end of the scintigraphy. These results led to the diagnosis of duodenal atresia, which was subsequently confirmed by gastroenterography and laparotomy. Our case demonstrated the potential value of milk scan in the diagnosis of this congenital disorder...
February 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060195/quality-of-life-and-parental-worrying-in-a-national-cohort-of-biliary-atresia-children-living-with-their-native-livers
#15
Hanna Lampela, Mikko P Pakarinen, Timo Jahnukainen, Hannu Jalanko, Silja Kosola
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate health related quality of life (HRQoL) and parental distress in a national cohort of children with biliary atresia (BA) with their native livers in relation to BA complications and HRQoL of normal population controls. METHODS: We invited all Finnish children with BA surviving with their native livers at age 2-18 years to participate in 2009 and in 2014. Parents filled the PedsQL proxy questionnaire, a survey of their child's health and evaluated parental distress on a visual analogue scale from 0 to 7...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059850/jejunal-atresia-and-unilateral-postaxial-polydactyly-second-report-of-a-rare-association
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Patricia Miranda, Anne Slavotinek
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 4, 2017: Clinical Dysmorphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059674/coronal-clival-cleft-in-charge-syndrome
#17
Eman Mahdi, Matthew T Whitehead
CHARGE syndrome is a genetic disorder with multi-systemic congenital anomalies, most commonly including coloboma, heart malformations, choanal atresia, developmental delay, and genital and ear anomalies. The diagnostic criteria for CHARGE syndrome has been refined over the years. However, there are limited reports describing skullbase and craniocervical junction abnormalities. These osseous malformations are often under recognized, especially on MRI. We report here a case of CHARGE syndrome with colobomas, cleft lip and palate, patent ductus arteriosus, undescended testes, and a coronal clival cleft which has not been previously depicted in CHARGE syndrome...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058473/brain-oxygenation-during-thoracoscopic-repair-of-long-gap-esophageal-atresia
#18
Lisanne J Stolwijk, David C van der Zee, Stefaan Tytgat, Desiree van der Werff, Manon J N L Benders, Maud Y A van Herwaarden, Petra M A Lemmers
BACKGROUND: Elongation and repair of long gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) can be performed thoracoscopically, even directly after birth. The effect of thoracoscopic CO2-insufflation on cerebral oxygenation (rScO2) during the consecutive thoracoscopic procedures in repair of LGEA was evaluated. METHODS: Prospective case series of five infants, with in total 16 repetitive thoracoscopic procedures. A CO2-pneumothorax was installed with a pressure of maximum 5 mmHg and flow of 1 L/min...
January 5, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057296/routine-post-operative-esophagram-is-not-necessary-after-repair-of-esophageal-atresia
#19
Jamie Golden, Natalie E Demeter, Joanna C Lim, Henri R Ford, Jeffrey S Upperman, Christopher P Gayer
INTRODUCTION: Esophagrams are routinely performed following repair of esophageal atresia (EA) with or without tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF); however, its utility has not been validated. METHODS: EA/TEF repair performed from 2003 to 2014 at a single pediatric hospital and from 2004 to 2014 in the Pediatric Health Information System (PHIS) database were retrospectively reviewed to determine utility of esophagrams. RESULTS: Esophagram was performed in 99% of patients at our institution (N = 105)...
December 30, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056063/comparative-study-of-reproductive-development-in-wild-and-captive-reared-greater-amberjack-seriola-dumerili-risso-1810
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Rosa Zupa, Covadonga Rodríguez, Constantinos C Mylonas, Hanna Rosenfeld, Ioannis Fakriadis, Maria Papadaki, José A Pérez, Chrysovalentinos Pousis, Gualtiero Basilone, Aldo Corriero
The greater amberjack Seriola dumerili is a large teleost fish with rapid growth and excellent flesh quality, whose domestication represents an ambitious challenge for aquaculture. The occurrence of reproductive dysfunctions in greater amberjack reared in captivity was investigated by comparing reproductive development of wild and captive-reared individuals. Wild and captive-reared breeders were sampled in the Mediterranean Sea during three different phases of the reproductive cycle: early gametogenesis (EARLY, late April-early May), advanced gametogenesis (ADVANCED, late May-early June) and spawning (SPAWNING, late June-July)...
2017: PloS One
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