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Mak Wai Keong, Denny Lie Tijauw Tjoen
INTRODUCTION: Rotator cuff (RC) tears are common and a frequent cause of dysfunction in the shoulder, especially with progression of age. Biceps pathology occurs concomitantly and its relationship with RC tears has been well described. However, the study of biceps intervention affecting outcomes of RC repair is limited. We aim to study the effect of biceps tenotomy in RC repair after matching for cuff tear size. METHODS: We collected data of 24 consecutive patients undergoing RC repair and biceps tenotomy and matched them with patients undergoing RC repair only ( n = 24)...
January 2018: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
Xiu-Ting Yu, Yi-Fei Xu, Yan-Feng Huang, Chang Qu, Lie-Qiang Xu, Zi-Ren Su, Hui-Fang Zeng, Lin Zheng, Tie-Gang Yi, Hui-Lin Li, Jian-Ping Chen, Xiao-Jun Zhang
Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic relapsing disease without satisfactory treatments, in which intestinal inflammation and disrupted intestinal epithelial barrier are two main pathogeneses triggering UC. Berberrubine (BB) is deemed as one of the major active metabolite of berberine (BBR), a naturally-occurring isoquinoline alkaloid with appreciable anti-UC effect. This study aimed to comparatively investigate the therapeutic effects of BB and BBR on dextran sodium sulfate (DSS)-induced mouse colitis model, and explore the potential underlying mechanism...
2018: PloS One
Victor J Drew, Ching-Li Tseng, Jerard Seghatchian, Thierry Burnouf
Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a multifactorial, frequent, pathology characterized by deficient tear production or increased evaporation of tears and associated with ocular surface alteration and inflammation. It mostly affects, but not exclusively, older individuals and leads to varying degrees of discomfort and decreased quality of life. Although the typical treatments of DES rely on using artificial tears, polyunsaturated fatty acids, integrin antagonists, anti-inflammatory agents, or on performing punctal occlusion, recently, standardized blood-derived serum eye drops (SED) are generating much interest as a new physiological treatment option...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
Georg Hille, Sylvia Saalfeld, Steffen Serowy, Klaus Tönnies
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: In this work we propose a 3D vertebral body segmentation approach for clinical magnetic resonance (MR) spine imaging. So far, vertebrae segmentation approaches in MR spine imaging are either limited to particular MR imaging sequences or require minutes to compute, which can be hindering in clinical routine. The major contribution of our work is a reasonably precise segmentation result, within seconds and with minimal user interaction, for spine MR imaging commonly used in clinical routine...
March 2018: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
Pankaj D Mehta, Bruce A Patrick, Marc Barshatzky, Sangita P Mehta, Janusz Frackowiak, Bozena Mazur-Kolecka, Jerzy Wegiel, Thomas Wisniewski, David L Miller
N-terminally truncated pyroglutamate amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide starting at position 3 represents a significant fraction of Aβ peptides (pE3-Aβ) in amyloid plaques of postmortem brains from patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and older persons with Down syndrome (DS). Studies in transgenic mouse models of AD also showed that pE3-Aβ is a major component of plaques, and mouse monoclonal antibody to pE3-Aβ appears to be a desirable therapeutic agent for AD. Since small peptides do not typically elicit a good immune response in mice, but do so favorably in rabbits, our aims were to generate and partially characterize a rabbit monoclonal antibody (RabmAb) to pE3-Aβ...
August 22, 2018: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
Anais R F Hoffmann, Manikam Sadasivam Saravanan, Olivier Lequin, J Antoinette Killian, Lucie Khemtemourian
Amyloid fibril formation has been implicated in a wide range of human diseases and the interactions of amyloidogenic proteins with cell membranes are considered to be important in the aetiology of these pathologies. In type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), the human islet amyloid polypeptide (hIAPP) forms amyloid fibrils which impair the functionality and viability of pancreatic β cells. The mechanisms of hIAPP cytotoxicity are linked to the ability of the peptide to self-aggregate and to interact with membranes...
February 27, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
Shu-Fang Hsu, Yu-Bin Lee, Ying-Chu Lee, Ai-Ling Chung, Maria Karmella Apaya, Lie-Fen Shyur, Ching-Feng Cheng, Feng-Ming Ho, Tzu-Ching Meng
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α activates a diverse array of signaling pathways in vascular endothelial cells (ECs), leading to the inflammatory phenotype that contributes to the vascular dysfunction and neutrophil emigration in patients with sepsis. To date, it is not well understood what key regulator might coordinate signaling pathways to achieve inflammatory response in TNF-α-stimulated ECs. This study investigated the role of dual specificity phosphatase-6 (DUSP6) in the regulation of endothelial inflammation...
March 1, 2018: FEBS Journal
Ivan Alerić, Darko Katalinić, Miroslav Krpan
Chronic heart failure places heavy burden on patients, their families and on health care resources, accounting for high numbers of hospital admissions. Despite huge improvements in the treatment of many heart disorders, the clinical syndrome of chronic heart failure as a final pathway of heart pathology is an exception, in that its prevalence is rising, and only small prolongations in survival are occurring. It is associated with high morbidity and poor prognosis, and a survival rate worse than that for some malignant tumors...
September 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
Jasmin M Dao, William Qubty
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Headache phenotypes can differ between adults and children. While most headaches are due to primary headache disorders, in a small population, they can be an indication of a potentially life-threatening neurologic condition. The challenge lies in identifying warning signs that warrant further workup. This article reviews different types of pediatric headaches and headache evaluation in children and teens, and focuses on the approach for diagnosis of secondary headaches...
February 23, 2018: Current Pain and Headache Reports
Eloise Keeling, Andrew J Lotery, David A Tumbarello, J Arjuna Ratnayaka
Chronic degeneration of the Retinal Pigment Epithelium (RPE) is a precursor to pathological changes in the outer retina. The RPE monolayer, which lies beneath the neuroretina, daily internalises and digests large volumes of spent photoreceptor outer segments. Impaired cargo handling and processing in the endocytic/phagosome and autophagy pathways lead to the accumulation of lipofuscin and pyridinium bis-retinoid A2E aggregates and chemically modified compounds such as malondialdehyde and 4-hydroxynonenal within RPE...
February 23, 2018: Cells
Fabien Milliat, Agnès François
Mast cells are immune cells that mature within the host tissue. The acquired phenotype is dictated by the tissue microenvironment, giving rise to diverse tissue-dependent phenotypes and functions. The lack of cellular models reflecting phenotypes found in vivo and important differences between human and rodent mast cells are obstacles to the understanding of their exact role in several pathophysiological processes. Studies published over the past few years showed that mast cells' role lies far beyond their involvement in allergy and anaphylaxis...
February 2018: Médecine Sciences: M/S
Tyler Bowman, Tanny Chavez, Kamrul Khan, Jingxian Wu, Avishek Chakraborty, Narasimhan Rajaram, Keith Bailey, Magda El-Shenawee
This paper investigates terahertz (THz) imaging and classification of freshly excised murine xenograft breast cancer tumors. These tumors are grown via injection of E0771 breast adenocarcinoma cells into the flank of mice maintained on high-fat diet. Within 1 h of excision, the tumor and adjacent tissues are imaged using a pulsed THz system in the reflection mode. The THz images are classified using a statistical Bayesian mixture model with unsupervised and supervised approaches. Correlation with digitized pathology images is conducted using classification images assigned by a modal class decision rule...
February 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
Chander Grover, Shikha Bansal
Nail biopsy is a procedure not routinely resorted to; but when indicated, it is often the only clue left for diagnosis. At such times, it pays to be conversant with it. It is an investigation that not only provides etiologic, diagnostic, and prognostic information but also aids in understanding the pathogenesis of nail diseases. It can be of therapeutic value, especially with respect to nail tumors. This article compiles the procedural techniques for nail biopsy of various types and attempts to summarize the evidence available in the literature...
January 2018: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
Michael Mohseni, Theodore Szymanski
The differential diagnoses for patients presenting with chest discomfort after endoscopy remain broad. In addition to infectious, traumatic and bleeding complications, intrinsic cardiac pathology should be considered. Though rare, pericarditis and pericardial tamponade are additional entities that the clinician should consider when evaluating these patients. We present a 74-year-old man who arrived to the emergency department with substernal chest discomfort that began shortly after upper and lower endoscopy the previous day...
February 5, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
Jung Kim, Sang Gyun Kim, Hyunsoo Chung, Joo Hyun Lim, Ji Min Choi, Jae Yong Park, Hyo-Joon Yang, Seung Jun Han, Sooyeon Oh, Min Seong Kim, Hyun Ju Kim, Hyoungju Hong, Hee Jong Lee, Jue Lie Kim, Eunwoo Lee, Hyun Chae Jung
BACKGROUND: Accurate preoperative tumor staging of gastric cancer is indispensable with expansion of indications for laparoscopic surgery and endoscopic resection. It is important to distinguish mucosal cancer (T1a) in smaller lesion and differentiate early gastric cancer (EGC) in larger lesion considering endoscopic resection indication and laparoscopic surgery indication. We evaluated the clinical outcomes of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) for the decision of treatment strategy of gastric cancer compared with pathological staging...
February 12, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
Daniel E Rothschild, Dylan K McDaniel, Veronica M Ringel-Scaia, Irving C Allen
Immune system activation is essential to thwart the invasion of pathogens and respond appropriately to tissue damage. However, uncontrolled inflammation can result in extensive collateral damage underlying a diverse range of auto-inflammatory, hyper-inflammatory, and neoplastic diseases. The NF-κB signaling pathway lies at the heart of the immune system and functions as a master regulator of gene transcription. Thus, this signaling cascade is heavily targeted by mechanisms designed to attenuate overzealous inflammation and promote resolution...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
Tian-Jian Liu, Fang Shen, Chao Zhang, Pin-Tong Huang, Yong-Jian Zhu
BACKGROUND: Standard fluoroscopic guidance (C-arm fluoroscopy) has been routinely used for intraoperative localization of spinal level for surgical removal of intraspinal tumour, while it is not suitable for selected patients, e.g. pregnant women, who need to avoid radiation exposure. Fusion imaging of real-time ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a radiation-free technique which has been reported to have good localization accuracy in managing several conditions. CLINICAL PRESENTATION: A 37-year-old pregnant patient, presented with a progressively aggravating lower back pain for 20 days and was incapable of lying supine with lower extremities swelling for 1 week, was referred to our hospital in her 18th week of gestation...
January 30, 2018: European Spine Journal
Piotr Czauderna, Hanna Garnier
Introduction: Hepatoblastoma (HB) is the most common primary malignant liver neoplasm in children. Its increasing survival rate is related to the progress in modern imaging, surgical techniques, and new chemotherapy regimens. Clinical approach: One of the past achievements was the development of the pretreatment extension of disease (PRETEXT) system. Gradually, the HB therapeutic approach has become more individualized with better stratification of patients. Controversies: These include the need for preoperative chemotherapy and its optimal duration; intensity of preoperative chemotherapy required for locally advanced cases (PRETEXT 4); optimal surgical treatment for locally advanced tumors: aggressive hepatic resections versus liver transplantation; the role of postoperative chemotherapy in the post-transplant setting; the timing and role of metastasectomy in patients with disseminated disease who undergo partial liver resection; and the prognostic significance of several HB pathology variants...
2018: F1000Research
Massimo Leggio, Augusto Fusco, Massimo Armeni, Stefania D'Emidio, Paolo Severi, Salvatore Calvaruso, Giorgio Limongelli, Luca Sgorbini, Maria Grazia Bendini, Andrea Mazza
The benefits of exercise training in virtually all humans, including those with a clinically stable chronic disease are numerous. The potential value lies in the fact that functional capacity is oftentimes significantly compromised. Exercise training not only play a role in reversing some of the pathophysiologic processes associated with chronic diseases but also improves clinical trajectory. Given the significant pathologic consequences associated with pulmonary hypertension and its implications for deteriorating right ventricular function as well as the perceived potential for a precipitous and possibly critical drop in cardiac output during periods of physical exertion, exercise training was historically not recommended for these patients...
January 30, 2018: Annals of Medicine
Bram Peeters, Lies Langouche, Greet Van den Berghe
Critically ill patients have elevated plasma cortisol concentrations, in proportion to illness severity. This was traditionally attributed exclusively to a central activation of the hypothalamus-pituitary axis. However, low rather than high plasma ACTH concentrations have been reported in critically ill patients, with loss of diurnal ACTH and cortisol rhythm. Low ACTH together with high cortisol is referred to as "ACTH-cortisol dissociation." Although cortisol production is somewhat increased with inflammation, a reduced cortisol breakdown explains to a larger extent the hypercortisolism during critical illness...
December 12, 2017: Comprehensive Physiology
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