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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425876/characterization-of-the-translation-elongation-factor-1-%C3%AE-gene-in-a-wide-range-of-pathogenic-aspergillus-species
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Sadegh Nouripour-Sisakht, Bahram Ahmadi, Koichi Makimura, Sybren de Hoog, Yoshiko Umeda, Mohamed Mahdi Alshahni, Hossein Mirhendi
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the resolving power of the translation elongation factor (TEF)-1α gene for phylogenetic analysis of Aspergillus species. METHODOLOGY: Sequences of 526 bp representing the coding region of the TEF-1α gene were used for the assessment of levels of intra- and inter-specific nucleotide polymorphism in 33 species of Aspergillus, including 57 reference, clinical and environmental strains. RESULTS: Analysis of TEF-1α sequences indicated a mean similarity of 92...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424985/postoperative-complications-and-functional-outcome-after-esophageal-atresia-repair-results-from-longitudinal-single-center-follow-up
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Florian Friedmacher, Birgit Kroneis, Andrea Huber-Zeyringer, Peter Schober, Holger Till, Hugo Sauer, Michael E Höllwarth
BACKGROUND: Esophageal atresia (EA) and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) represent major therapeutic challenges, frequently associated with serious morbidities following surgical repair. The aim of this longitudinal study was to assess temporal changes in morbidity and mortality of patients with EA/TEF treated in a tertiary-level center, focusing on postoperative complications and their impact on long-term gastroesophageal function. METHODS: One hundred nine consecutive patients with EA/TEF born between 1975 and 2011 were followed for a median of 9...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421172/aspiration-risk-and-respiratory-complications-in-patients-with-esophageal-atresia
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Thomas Kovesi
Chronic, long-term respiratory morbidity (CRM) is common in patients with a history of repaired congenital esophageal atresia, typically associated with tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF). EA/TEF patients are at high risk of having aspiration, and retrospective studies have associated CRM with both recurrent aspiration and atopy. However, studies evaluating the association between CRM in this population and either aspiration or atopy have reported conflicting results. Furthermore, CRM in this population may be due to other related conditions as well, such as tracheomalacia and/or recurrent infections...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417152/review-of-surgical-and-anesthetic-management-for-esophageal-atresia-with-tracheoesophageal-fistula-unilateral-pulmonary-agenesis-and-dextrocardia
#4
Rebecca M Rentea, Tolulope A Oyetunji, John Erkmann, Joshua Q Knowlton, Richard J Hendrickson
Association of unilateral severe pulmonary atresia or agenesis and esophageal atresia (EA) with or without tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) and dextrocardia is a rare and highly lethal combination. We report a case of a full-term female infant who had EA with TEF, right lung agenesis, and dextrocardia. Repair of the fistula took place on day of life 3. We describe anesthetic and surgical concerns of this patient's case which are keys to a good operative outcome as well as follow-up for the patient.
April 17, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413304/simultaneous-single-staged-repair-of-anorectal-malformation-with-tracheoesophageal-fistula-lessons-learned
#5
Ajay Narayan Gangopadhyay, Vaibhav Pandey
INTRODUCTION: Anorectal malformation (ARM) associated esophageal atresia (EA) with tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) spawns special therapeutic propositions. The outcome of these patients banks on numerous factors. We performed this study with an aim to compare the outcome of single-staged simultaneous primary repair of both anomalies versus staged repair of these disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective review of cases with ARM and associated EA with TEF managed over a period of 5 years from July 2010 to June 2015 after ethical approval was undertaken...
April 2017: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412031/alterations-in-hyolaryngeal-elevation-after-esophageal-anastomosis-a-possible-mechanism-for-airway-aspiration
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Numan Demir, Selen Serel Arslan, Sule Yalcin, Ayşe Karaduman, Feridun Cahit Tanyel, Tutku Soyer
AIM: A prospective study was performed to evaluate anatomical alterations and hyolaryngeal elevation (HE) by videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS) in patients with esophageal atresia-tracheoesophageal fistula (EA-TEF). METHODS: Patients operated for EA-TEF were evaluated for age, sex, type of atresia and time to esophageal anastomosis. All patients were evaluated by videofluoroscopic swallowing study (VFSS). Penetration-Aspiration scale (PAS≥7 is considered as aspiration), distance between upper esophageal sphincter and 2nd cervical vertebrae (UES-C2) and hyolaryngeal elevation (HE) were evaluated by the same deglutitionist who was blind to the study...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410264/esophageal-atresia-tracheoesophageal-fistula-repair-complicated-by-tracheomalacia-a-case-report-of-successful-management-of-respiratory-distress-using-caudal-morphine
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Joanna M Dion, Anthony M-H Ho, Andrea Winthrop, Michael P Flavin
We report a case of severe respiratory distress in a neonate who was not endotracheally intubated soon after esophageal atresia/tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF) repair. In this serious situation, any form of emergency respiratory support or definitive airway management may compromise the esophageal anastomosis and fistula repair. The cause of respiratory distress in the early postoperative period after EA/TEF is multifactorial, and in this case, included symptomatic tracheomalacia, which is commonly associated with EA/TEF...
April 13, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409148/position-paper-of-inoea-working-group-on-long-gap-esophageal-atresia-for-better-care
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David C van der Zee, Pietro Bagolan, Christophe Faure, Frederic Gottrand, Russell Jennings, Jean-Martin Laberge, Marcela Hernan Martinez Ferro, Benoît Parmentier, Rony Sfeir, Warwick Teague
INoEA is the International Network of Esophageal Atresia and consists of a broad spectrum of pediatric specialties and patient societies. The working group on long-gap esophageal atresia (LGEA) set out to develop guidelines regarding the definition of LGEA, the best diagnostic and treatment strategies, and highlight the necessity of experience and communication in the management of these challenging patients. Review of the literature and expert discussion concluded that LGEA should be defined as any esophageal atresia (EA) that has no intra-abdominal air, realizing that this defines EA with no distal tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF)...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408743/pestalotiopsis-and-allied-genera-from-camellia-with-description-of-11-new-species-from-china
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Fang Liu, Lingwei Hou, Mubashar Raza, Lei Cai
A total of 124 Pestalotiopsis-like isolates associated with symptomatic and asymptomatic tissues of Camellia sinensis and other Camellia spp. from eight provinces in China were investigated. Based on single- and multi-locus (ITS, TEF, TUB2) phylogenies, as well as morphological characters, host associations and geographical distributions, they were classified into at least 19 species in three genera, i.e. Neopestalotiopsis, Pestalotiopsis and Pseudopestalotiopsis. Eight novel species in Pestalotiopsis and three novel species in Pseudopestalotiopsis were described...
April 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405997/tracheoesophageal-fistula-following-endotracheal-intubation-for-organophosphorus-poisoning
#10
Shailaja V Rao, Ajay K Boralkar, Prabhakar S Jirvankar, Mangala V Sonavani, Varsha Rotte Kaginalkar, Chimu Chinte
Tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) is an abnormal communication between the trachea and esophagus. Iatrogenic TEF can be due to endotracheal intubation, rigid bronchoscopy or tracheostomy. Tracheostomy tube cuff volumes and pressures require constant monitoring to avoid tracheal injury. Acquired TEF which occurs after prolonged intubation, usually develops after 15-200 days of mechanical ventilation. We report a case of a large TEF secondary to endotracheal intubation for organophosphorus poison-induced respiratory failure...
December 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398878/development-and-validation-of-a-taqman-real-time-pcr-assay-for-the-specific-detection-and-quantification-of-fusarium-fujikuroi-in-rice-plants-and-seeds
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Greice Amaral Carneiro, Slavica Matic, Giuseppe Ortu, Angelo Garibaldi, Davide Spadaro, Maria Lodovica Gullino
Bakanae disease, which is caused by the seed-borne pathogen Fusarium fujikuroi, is found throughout the world on rice. A TaqMan real time PCR has been developed on the TEF 1-α gene to detect F. fujikuroi in different rice tissues. Three primer/probe sets were tested. The selected set produced an amplicon of 84 bp, and was specific for F. fujikuroi with respect for eight Fusarium species of rice and six other rice common pathogens. The assay was validated for specificity, selectivity, sensitivity, repeatability, and reproducibility...
April 11, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391759/current-treatment-of-tracheoesophageal-fistula
#12
Changzhi Zhou, Yi Hu, Yang Xiao, Wen Yin
Tracheoesophageal fistulas (TEFs) often occur with esophageal or bronchial carcinoma. Currently, we rely on implantation of delicate devices, such as self-expanding and silicone stents, in the esophagus or trachea to cover the fistula and expand the stenosis in order to relieve patient pain. However, because each case is different, our approach may not be effective for every patient. Consequently, new devices and technology have emerged to address these situations, such as degradable stents, Amplatzer(®) devices, endobronchial one-way umbrella-shaped valves, and transplantation of mesenchymal stem cells...
April 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380430/novel-rna-biomarkers-of-prostate-cancer-revealed-by-rna-seq-analysis-of-formalin-fixed-samples-obtained-from-russian-patients
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Anastasia S Nikitina, Elena I Sharova, Svetlana A Danilenko, Tatiana B Butusova, Alexandr O Vasiliev, Alexandr V Govorov, Elena A Prilepskaya, Dmitry Y Pushkar, Elena S Kostryukova
Due to heterogeneous multifocal nature of prostate cancer (PCa), there is currently a lack of biomarkers that stably distinguish it from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), predict clinical outcome and guide the choice of optimal treatment. In this study RNA-seq analysis was applied to formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tumor and matched normal tissue samples collected from Russian patients with PCa and BPH. We identified 3384 genes differentially expressed (DE) (FDR < 0.05) between tumor tissue of PCa patients and adjacent normal tissue as well as both tissue types from BPH patients...
March 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372189/in-vitro-starch-hydrolysis-and-estimated-glycemic-index-of-tef-porridge-and-injera
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Habtu Shumoy, Katleen Raes
The aim of this study was to investigate the in vitro starch digestibility of injera and porridge from seven tef varieties and to estimate their glycemic index. The total starch, free glucose, apparent amylose, resistant, slowly digestible and rapidly digestible starches of the varieties ranged between 66 and 76, 1.8 and 2.4g/100g flour dry matter (DM), 29 and 31%, 17 and 68, 19 and 53, 12 and 30g/100g starch DM, respectively. After processing into injera and porridge, the rapidly digestible starch content increased by 60-85% and 3-69%, respectively...
August 15, 2017: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365107/recurrent-and-acquired-tracheoesophageal-fistulae-tef-minimally-invasive-management
#15
Zafar Nazir, Muhammad Arif Mateen Khan, Javaria Qamar
OBJECTIVE: Recurrent and acquired fistulae are a serious complication of congenital esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (TEF) repair and foreign body ingestion (FBI) (e.g., button battery). We report our experience with a minimally invasive approach to recurrent and acquired TEF. METHODS: Medical records of patients referred for management of recurrent and acquired TEF between 2003 and 2015 were reviewed retrospectively. Patients underwent endoscopic procedures (de-epithelization of fistulous tract and fibrin tissue adhesive-Tisseel(R)) under general anesthesia...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351991/the-composition-of-the-arabidopsis-rna-polymerase-ii-transcript-elongation-complex-reveals-the-interplay-between-elongation-and-mrna-processing-factors
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Wojciech Antosz, Alexander Pfab, Hans F Ehrnsberger, Philipp Holzinger, Karin Köllen, Simon A Mortensen, Astrid Bruckmann, Thomas Schubert, Gernot Längst, Joachim Griesenbeck, Veit Schubert, Marion Grasser, Klaus D Grasser
Transcript elongation factors (TEFs) are a heterogeneous group of proteins that control the efficiency of transcript elongation of subsets of genes by RNA polymerase II (RNAPII) in the chromatin context. Using reciprocal tagging in combination with affinity-purification and mass spectrometry, we demonstrate that in Arabidopsis thaliana, the TEFs SPT4/SPT5, SPT6, FACT, PAF1-C, and TFIIS co-purified with each other and with elongating RNAPII, while P-TEFb was not among the interactors. Additionally, NAP1 histone chaperones, ATP-dependent chromatin remodelling factors, and some histone-modifying enzymes including Elongator were repeatedly found associated with TEFs...
March 28, 2017: Plant Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325073/management-of-a-tracheoesophageal-fistula-in-a-patient-with-aids
#17
Alberto Cabañero, Fernando Dronda, David Saldaña, José Manuel Hermida, Gemma Muñoz, Santiago Moreno
Despite the high frequency of gastrointestinal complications and opportunistic infections in HIV-1 infected patients, tracheoesophageal (TEF) and bronchoesophageal (BEF) fístulas are rare. Our objective is to comunicate an additional and unusual case of TEF in an HIV-1-infected patient whose immunologic status was good with complete suppression of viral replication, so although uncommon, TEF/BEF of an infectious origen should be considered in AIDS. Endoscopic treatment with tracheal/esophageal stents is not without morbidity and mortality...
March 2017: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318688/impact-of-phenylketonuria-type-meal-on-appetite-thermic-effect-of-feeding-and-postprandial-fat-oxidation
#18
Hani Alfheeaid, Konstantinos Gerasimidis, Ana-Maria Năstase, Mie Elhauge, Barbara Cochrane, Dalia Malkova
BACKGROUND: Dietary management of phenylketonuria (PKU) requires the replacement of natural protein-containing foods with special low protein foods. The effect of a PKU type diet on factors contributing to energy balance requires investigation. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the impact of a PKU type meal on appetite ratings, gut appetite hormones, thermic effect of feeding (TEF) and fat oxidation. METHODS: Twenty-three healthy adults (mean ± SD age: 24...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315283/effect-of-swallowing-rehabilitation-protocol-on-swallowing-function-in-patients-with-esophageal-atresia-and-or-tracheoesophageal-fistula
#19
Selen Serel Arslan, Tutku Soyer, Numan Demir, Sule Yalcın, Ayşe Karaduman, Ibrahim Karnak, Feridun Cahit Tanyel
Aim The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of Swallowing Rehabilitation Protocol (SRP) on swallowing function (SF) of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA-TEF) patients with pharyngeal swallowing disorder. Materials and Methods In this study, 24 children with EA-TEF who had deglutitive and respiratory problems were grouped into either study (n = 12) or control group (n = 12) by basic randomization. Study group received the SRP including neuromuscular electrical stimulation, thermal tactile stimulation, and hyolaryngeal mobilization...
March 17, 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260693/genomic-deletion-of-git2-induces-a-premature-age-related-thymic-dysfunction-and-systemic-immune-system-disruption
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Sana Siddiqui, Ana Lustig, Arnell Carter, Mathavi Sankar, Caitlin M Daimon, Richard T Premont, Harmonie Etienne, Jaana van Gastel, Abdelkrim Azmi, Jonathan Janssens, Kevin G Becker, Yongqing Zhang, William Wood, Elin Lehrmann, James G Martin, Bronwen Martin, Dennis D Taub, Stuart Maudsley
Recent research has proposed that GIT2 (G protein-coupled receptor kinase interacting protein 2) acts as an integrator of the aging process through regulation of 'neurometabolic' integrity. One of the commonly accepted hallmarks of the aging process is thymic involution. At a relatively young age, 12 months old, GIT2(-/-) mice present a prematurely distorted thymic structure and dysfunction compared to age-matched 12 month-old wild-type control (C57BL/6) mice. Disruption of thymic structure in GIT2(-/-) (GIT2KO) mice was associated with a significant reduction in the expression of the cortical thymic marker, Troma-I (cytokeratin 8)...
March 4, 2017: Aging
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