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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512621/spontaneous-acute-subdural-hemorrhage-in-a-patient-with-a-tick-borne-bunyavirus-induced-severe-fever-with-thrombocytopenia-syndrome
#1
Jihwan Yoo, Ji Woong Oh, Chang Gi Jang, Ju Hyung Moon, Eui-Hyun Kim, Jong Hee Chang, Sun Ho Kim, Seok-Gu Kang
We report the first case of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) and a spontaneous acute subdural hematoma (SDH) in Korea. A 79-year-old male presented with fever and thrombocytopenia. On the third day of hospitalization, his mental changed from drowsy to semi-coma. Brain computed tomography indicated an acute subdural hemorrhage on the right convexity. He was given early decompressive craniectomy, but did not survive. Real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction analysis of a blood sample indicated the presence of SFTS virus (SFTSV)...
April 2017: Korean Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512002/cell-surface-g-protein-coupled-receptors-for-tumor-associated-metabolites-a-direct-link-to-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-cancer
#2
REVIEW
Bojana Ristic, Yangzom D Bhutia, Vadivel Ganapathy
Mitochondria are the sites of pyruvate oxidation, citric acid cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, ketogenesis, and fatty acid oxidation. Attenuation of mitochondrial function is one of the most significant changes that occurs in tumor cells, directly linked to oncogenesis, angiogenesis, Warburg effect, and epigenetics. In particular, three mitochondrial enzymes are inactivated in cancer: pyruvate dehydrogenase (PDH), succinate dehydrogenase (SDH), and 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl CoA synthase-2 (HMGCS2). These enzymes are subject to regulation via acetylation/deacetylation...
May 13, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507722/novel-bright-emission-small-molecule-nir-ii-fluorophores-for-in-vivo-tumor-imaging-and-image-guided-surgery
#3
Yao Sun, Mingmin Ding, Xiaodong Zeng, Yuling Xiao, Huaping Wu, Hui Zhou, Bingbing Ding, Chunrong Qu, Wei Hou, Aga Er-Bu, Yejun Zhang, Zhen Cheng, Xuechuan Hong
Though high brightness and biocompatible small NIR-II dyes are highly desirable in clinical or translational cancer research, their fluorescent cores are relatively limited and their synthetic processes are somewhat complicated. Herein, we have explored the design and synthesis of novel NIR-II fluorescent materials (H1) without tedious chromatographic isolation with improved fluorescence performance (QY ≈ 2%) by introducing 2-amino 9,9-dialkyl-substituted fluorene as a donor into the backbone. Several types of water-soluble and biocompatible NIR-II probes: SXH, SDH, and H1 NPs were constructed via different chemical strategies based on H1, and then their potential to be used in in vivo tumor imaging and image-guided surgery in the NIR-II region was explored...
May 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502689/complicated-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-and-the-need-for-imaging-surveillance
#4
Martina Stippler, Jingyi Liu, Rouzbeh Motiei-Langroudi, Zoya Voronovich, Howard Yonas, Roger B Davis
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the need for repeat head CT in patients with complicated mild traumatic brain injury (cmTBI) determined non-operative after the first head CT METHODS: 380 patients with mild TBI and a positive head CT not needing surgery were included. Changes between first and second head CT were categorized as decreased, increased or stable. RESULTS: Three patients required neurosurgical intervention (0.8%) after the second CT. There were no significant differences in demographics including age, gender, alcohol consumption, anticoagulation status, time between first and second CT, GCS at admission and discharge, and incidence of SAH, EDH, contusion or skull fractures between the operated and non-operated groups...
May 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488625/genetics-of-pituitary-adenomas
#5
Mario Shaid, Márta Korbonits
Clinically relevant pituitary tumors presenting with altered hormonal secretion or mass effect represent a significant proportion of patients in endocrinology clinics. However, in recent years, these patients are also referred to clinical genetic services due to possible germline mutations causing syndromic or isolated pituitary adenomas. While somatic mutations have been identified in GNAS, USB8, PIK3CA, GPR101 and rarely in RAS, germline mutations have been identified in MEN1, cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor genes, AIP, DICER1, PRKAR1A, PRKACA, SDH genes and GPR101...
May 2017: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484589/idh1-or-2-mutations-do-not-predict-outcome-and-do-not-cause-loss-of-5-hydroxymethylcytosine-or-altered-histone-modifications-in-central-chondrosarcomas
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Arjen H G Cleven, Johnny Suijker, Georgios Agrogiannis, Inge H Briaire-de Bruijn, Norma Frizzell, Attje S Hoekstra, Pauline M Wijers-Koster, Anne-Marie Cleton-Jansen, Judith V M G Bovée
BACKGROUND: Mutations in isocitrate dehydrogenase (IDH)1 or -2 are found in ~50% of conventional central chondrosarcomas and in up to 87% of their assumed benign precursors enchondromas. The mutant enzyme acquires the activity to convert α-ketoglutarate into the oncometabolite d-2-hydroxyglutarate (d-2-HG), which competitively inhibits α-ketoglutarate dependent enzymes such as histone- and DNA demethylases. METHODS: We therefore evaluated the effect of IDH1 or -2 mutations on histone modifications (H3K4me3, H3K9me3 and H3K27me3), chromatin remodeler ATRX expression, DNA modifications (5-hmC and 5-mC), and TET1 subcellular localization in a genotyped cohort (IDH, succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) and fumarate hydratase (FH)) of enchondromas and central chondrosarcomas (n = 101) using immunohistochemistry...
2017: Clinical Sarcoma Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476461/adding-social-determinant-data-changes-children-s-hospitals-readmissions-performance
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Marion R Sills, Matthew Hall, Gretchen J Cutler, Jeffrey D Colvin, Laura M Gottlieb, Michelle L Macy, Jessica L Bettenhausen, Rustin B Morse, Evan S Fieldston, Jean L Raphael, Katherine A Auger, Samir S Shah
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether social determinants of health (SDH) risk adjustment changes hospital-level performance on the 30-day Pediatric All-Condition Readmission (PACR) measure and improves fit and accuracy of discharge-level models. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a retrospective cohort study of all hospital discharges meeting criteria for the PACR from 47 hospitals in the Pediatric Health Information database from January to December 2014. We built four nested regression models by sequentially adding risk adjustment factors as follows: chronic condition indicators (CCIs); PACR patient factors (age and sex); electronic health record-derived SDH (race, ethnicity, payer), and zip code-linked SDH (families below poverty level, vacant housing units, adults without a high school diploma, single-parent households, median household income, unemployment rate)...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473727/cryptolepine-inhibits-melanoma-cell-growth-through-coordinated-changes-in-mitochondrial-biogenesis-dynamics-and-metabolic-tumor-suppressor-ampk%C3%AE-1-2-lkb1
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Harish C Pal, Ram Prasad, Santosh K Katiyar
Dysregulated mitochondrial dynamics and biogenesis have been associated with various pathological conditions including cancers. Here, we assessed the therapeutic effect of cryptolepine, a pharmacologically active alkaloid derived from the roots of Cryptolepis sanguinolenta, on melanoma cell growth. Treatment of human melanoma cell lines (A375, Hs294t, SK-Mel28 and SK-Mel119) with cryptolepine (1.0, 2.5, 5.0 and 7.5 μM) for 24 and 48 h significantly (P < 0.001) inhibited the growth of melanoma cells but not normal melanocytes...
May 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471419/mitochondrial-deficiencies-in-the-predisposition-to-paraganglioma
#9
REVIEW
Charlotte Lussey-Lepoutre, Alexandre Buffet, Anne-Paule Gimenez-Roqueplo, Judith Favier
Paragangliomas and pheochromocytomas are rare neuroendocrine tumours with a very strong genetic component. It is estimated that around 40% of all cases are caused by a germline mutation in one of the 13 predisposing genes identified so far. Half of these inherited cases are intriguingly caused by mutations in genes encoding tricarboxylic acid enzymes, namely SDHA, SDHB, SDHC, SDHD, and SDHAF2 genes, encoding succinate dehydrogenase and its assembly protein, FH encoding fumarate hydratase, and MDH2 encoding malate dehydrogenase...
May 4, 2017: Metabolites
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462171/multiple-recurrent-paraganglioma-in-a-pediatric-patient-with-germline-sdh-b-mutation
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Aidan McGowan, Julie Y An, Sally Tanakchi, Mahir Maruf, Akhil Muthigi, Arvin George, Daniel Su, Maria J Merino, W Marston Linehan, Shawna L Boyle, Adam R Metwalli
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) are recognized approaches for locating paragangliomas. Recently, gallium-68 DOTA-octreotate (DOTATATE) scans have shown promise detecting neuroendocrine tumors missed by FDG-PET and MRI. 13-year-old male with SDH-B mutation presented with symptoms of paraganglioma and elevated catecholamines. MRI did not demonstrate the T2 hyper intense signal typical of paraganglioma and pheochromocytoma; FDG-PET scan did not reveal increased foci of uptake...
July 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459721/unintentional-cerebral-acute-subdural-hematoma-after-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-a-case-report
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Shirozu Kazuhiro, Takahashi Keita, Hayashida Mitsumasa, Matsushita Katsuyuki, Nakashima Yasuharu, Hoka Sumio
We present a 68-year-old woman who developed acute cerebral subdural hematoma (SDH) early after transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Four hours postoperatively, the patient complained of headache and nausea. Enhanced cranial computed tomography showed cerebral SDH. Despite no obvious intraoperative dural damage, we suggest that cerebrospinal fluid leakage by incidental dural tear likely caused the SDH. To our knowledge, this is the first report of detected cerebral SDH immediately after spinal surgery in spite of no neurological deficits...
April 28, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458854/the-outcome-of-a-pregnant-woman-with-a-minor-head-injury-an-ossified-subdural-hematoma-osdh
#12
Nese Keser, Erhan Celikoglu, İmam H Aydın, Nurver Ozbay
We experienced an ossified subdural hematoma (OSDH), which is an extremely rare form of chronic subdural hematoma (SDH), in the dominant hemisphere of a 35-year-old woman. She presented to our outpatient clinic with a complaint of a headache; she had previously experienced a head injury while she was pregnant. We performed surgery with extreme caution because the lesion was attached to the surrounding tissue. Since an OSDH is an extremely rare form of chronic SDH, neurosurgeons might not experienced them during their daily practice...
March 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458518/humanin-rescues-cultured-rat-cortical-neurons-from-nmda-induced-toxicity-through-the-alleviation-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction
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Ai-Ling Cui, Ying-Hua Zhang, Jian-Zhong Li, Tianbin Song, Xue-Min Liu, Hui Wang, Ce Zhang, Guo-Lin Ma, Hui Zhang, Kefeng Li
N-methyl-D-aspartate (NDMA) receptor-mediated excitotoxicity has been implicated in a variety of pathological situations such as Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease. However, no effective treatments for the same have been developed so far. Humanin (HN) is a 24-amino acid peptide originally cloned from the brain of patients with AD and it prevents stress-induced cell death in many cells/tissues. In our previous study, HN was found to effectively rescue rat cortical neurons. It is still not clear whether HN protects the neurons through the attenuation of mitochondrial dysfunction...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444969/metabolic-reprogramming-and-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Marco Sciacovelli, Christian Frezza
Several lines of evidence indicate that during transformation epithelial cancer cells can acquire mesenchymal features via a process called epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT). This process endows cancer cells with increased invasive and migratory capacity, enabling tumour dissemination and metastasis. EMT is associated with a complex metabolic reprogramming, orchestrated by EMT transcription factors, which support the energy requirements of increased motility and growth in harsh environmental conditions...
April 26, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438637/cloning-and-functional-analysis-of-succinate-dehydrogenase-gene-pssdha-in-phytophthora-sojae
#15
Yuemin Pan, Tao Ye, Zhimou Gao
Succinate dehydrogenase (SDH) is one of the key enzymes of the tricarboxylic acid cycle (TCA cycle) and a proven target of fungicides for true fungi. To explore the roles of the SDHA gene in Phytophthora sojae, we first cloned PsSDHA to construct the PsSDHA silenced expression vector pHAM34-PsSDHA, and then utilized PEG to mediate the P. sojae protoplast transformation experiment. Through transformation screening, we obtained the silenced mutants A1 and A3, which have significant suppressive effect. Further study showed that the hyphae of the silenced mutant strains were shorter and more bifurcated; the growth of the silenced mutants was clearly inhibited in 10% V8 agar medium containing sodium chloride (NaCl), hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) or Congo Red, respectively...
April 21, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437072/the-single-disulfide-directed-%C3%AE-hairpin-fold-dynamics-stability-and-engineering
#16
Balasubramanyam Chittoor, Bankala Krishnarjuna, Rodrigo A V Morales, Christopher A MacRaild, Maiada Sadek, Eleanor W W Leung, Samuel D Robinson, Michael W Pennington, Raymond S Norton
Grafting bioactive peptide sequences onto small cysteine-rich scaffolds is a promising strategy for enhancing their stability and value as novel peptide-based therapeutics. However, correctly folded disulfide-rich peptides can be challenging to produce by either recombinant or synthetic means. The single disulfide-directed β-hairpin (SDH) fold, first observed in contryphan-Vc1, provides a potential alternative to complex disulfide-rich scaffolds. We have undertaken recombinant production of full-length contryphan-Vc1 (rCon-Vc1[Z1Q]) and a truncated analogue (rCon-Vc11-22[Z1Q]), analyzed the backbone dynamics of rCon-Vc1[Z1Q], and probed the conformational and proteolytic stability of these peptides to evaluate the potential of contryphan-Vc1 as a molecular scaffold...
May 2, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433571/antitumor-and-chemosensitizing-action-of-3-bromopyruvate-implication-of-deregulated-metabolism
#17
Saveg Yadav, Shrish Kumar Pandey, Ajay Kumar, Praveen Kumar Kujur, Rana Pratap Singh, Sukh Mahendra Singh
3-Bromopyruvate (3-BP), brominated derivative of pyruvate, possesses strong antitumor potential, owing to its ability to inhibit multiple target molecules crucial for survival of neoplastic cells. Although, 3-BP displays cytotoxicity against a wide variety of tumors, there is no report with respect to malignancies of thymic origin. Therefore, we investigated its antineoplastic action in vitro against tumor cells of a murine transplantable lymphoma of thymoma origin, designated as Dalton's lymphoma (DL). 3-BP treatment of tumor cells inhibited metabolism and survival with augmented induction of apoptosis and necrosis...
April 19, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413562/pneumocephalus-is-not-a-serious-outcome-after-surgery-for-chronic-sdh
#18
Pratyush Chaudhuri
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January 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398087/nurses-on-the-move-robert-wood-johnson-foundation-nurse-faculty-scholars-and-their-action-on-the-social-determinants-of-health
#19
Yolanda Ogbolu, Jodi Ford, Elizabeth Cohn, Gordon Lee Gillespie
OBJECTIVE: Medical care alone cannot adequately improve population health or eliminate inequities; social determinants of health (SDH) must be addressed. This study's purpose was to describe the research, teaching, service, and clinical practice activities implemented by RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars to act on the SDH. DESIGN: A cross-sectional survey design was used with a sample of RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars, chosen because they were provided specialized mentoring, grants, and other support that allowed them to explore SDH...
April 11, 2017: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389927/post-mortem-imaging-of-the-infant-and-perinatal-dura-mater-and-superior-sagittal-sinus-using-optical-coherence-tomography
#20
Emma C Cheshire, Roger D G Malcomson, Shiju Joseph, Asif Adnan, David Adlam, Guy N Rutty
Infants and young children are likely to present with subdural haemorrhage (SDH) if they are the victims of abusive head trauma. In these cases, the most accepted theory for the source of bleeding is the bridging veins traversing from the surface of the brain to the dura mater. However, some have suggested that SDH may result from leakage of blood from a dural vascular plexus. As post-mortem examination of the bridging veins and dura is challenging, and imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance and computed tomography do not have the resolution capabilities to image small blood vessels, we have trialled the use of intravascular and benchtop optical coherence tomography (OCT) systems for imaging from within the superior sagittal sinus (SSS) and through the dura during five infant/perinatal autopsies...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
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