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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340518/prevalence-and-distribution-of-sesamoid-bones-in-the-hand-determined-using-digital-tomosynthesis
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Bon San Koo, Yoonah Song, Yoon-Kyoung Sung, Seunghun Lee, Jae-Bum Jun
The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence and distribution of sesamoid bones in the hand using digital tomosynthesis (DTS) in comparison to previous studies. Using conventional radiography (CR) and DTS, hand images (81 left and 100 right) taken at a tertiary hospital were retrospectively reviewed. The sesamoid bones were identified in the interphalangeal (IP) and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints of the thumb (I), and in the distal interphalangeal (DIP) and metacarpophalangeal (MCP) of index (II), middle (III), ring (IV), and little (V) fingers...
March 24, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340066/diagnostic-test-accuracy-of-ultrasound-for-synovitis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#2
Kaoru Takase-Minegishi, Nobuyuki Horita, Kouji Kobayashi, Ryusuke Yoshimi, Yohei Kirino, Shigeru Ohno, Takeshi Kaneko, Hideaki Nakajima, Richard J Wakefield, Paul Emery
Objective.: To evaluate diagnostic test accuracy of US compared with MRI for the detection of synovitis in RA patients. Methods.: A systematic literature search was performed in the PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and Web of Science Core Collection databases. Studies evaluating the diagnostic test accuracy of US for synovitis detected by MRI as the reference standard for wrist, MCP, PIP and knee joints were included. To assess the overall accuracy, we calculated the diagnostic odds ratio using a DerSimonian-Laird random effects model and the area under the curve (AUC) for the hierarchical summary receiver operating characteristics using Holling's proportional hazards models...
March 3, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339909/il-17-and-cd40-ligand-synergistically-stimulate-the-chronicity-of-diabetic-nephropathy
#3
Huey-Liang Kuo, Chiu-Ching Huang, Tze-Yi Lin, Ching-Yuang Lin
Background.: Early stages of diabetic nephropathy (DN) are characterized by an influx of inflammatory cells. Interactions between infiltrating T cells and podocytes may play an important role in the ongoing inflammatory response and remodelling. The aim of this study was to explore the role of IL-17 and CD40 ligand (CD40L) in DN. Methods.: The study design involved a case series. Kidney biopsy samples of 69 patients with type 2 diabetes were assessed for the presence of CD4 +  IL-17 +  T cells...
March 1, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339715/determination-of-pre-cecal-phosphorus-digestibility-of-inorganic-phosphates-and-bone-meal-products-in-broilers
#4
J van Harn, J W Spek, C A van Vuure, M M van Krimpen
A broiler study was performed to determine the pre-cecal phosphorus (P) digestibility of 5 P sources, 3 from animal (Delfos, Calfos, and porcine bone meal) and 2 of inorganic (monocalcium phosphate [MCP] and dicalcium phosphate [DCP]) origin. Delfos is processed from bones resulting in a dicalcium phosphate product, and Calfos is processed from bones in which part of the gelatin is removed but in which the hydroxy-apatite matrix is preserved. During the first 14 d, birds were housed in floor pens bedded with wood shavings and received a commercial starter diet...
February 22, 2017: Poultry Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335408/n-hexane-insoluble-fraction-of-plantago-lanceolata-exerts-anti-inflammatory-activity-in-mice-by-inhibiting-cyclooxygenase-2-and-reducing-chemokines-levels
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Nanang Fakhrudin, Eny Dwi Astuti, Rini Sulistyawati, Djoko Santosa, Ratna Susandarini, Arief Nurrochmad, Subagus Wahyuono
Inflammation is involved in the progression of many disorders, such as tumors, arthritis, gastritis, and atherosclerosis. Thus, the development of new agents targeting inflammation is still challenging. Medicinal plants have been used traditionally to treat various diseases including inflammation. A previous study has indicated that dichloromethane extract of P. lanceolata leaves exerts anti-inflammatory activity in an in vitro model. Here, we examined the in vivo anti-inflammatory activities of a n-hexane insoluble fraction of P...
March 13, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334911/mertk-rs4374383-variant-predicts-incident-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-diabetes-role-of-mononuclear-cell-activation-and-adipokine-response-to-dietary-fat
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Giovanni Musso, Maurizio Cassader, Franco De Michieli, Elena Paschetta, Silvia Pinach, Francesca Saba, Daria Bongiovanni, Luciana Framarin, Mara Berrutti, Nicola Leone, Stefania Corvisieri, Renato Parente, Federica Molinaro, Antonio Sircana, Bo Simona, Roberto Gambino
The loss-of-function rs4374383 G>A variant in Myeloid-epithelial-reproductive Tyrosine Kinase (MERTK) gene has been linked to hepatic fibrosis in chronic liver diseases. MERTK is expressed by immune and non-immune cells involved in inflammation, metabolism and vascular homeostasis. We assessed the impact of MERTK rs4374383 G>A variant on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) incidence and severity and on glucose and lipid metabolism.We followed-up 305 healthy nonobese nondiabetic, metabolic syndrome-free insulin sensitive participants in a population-based study, characterized for MERTK G>A polymorphism, adipokine profile and inflammatory markers...
March 8, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334838/neutrophil-mediated-il-6-receptor-trans-signaling-and-the-risk-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-asthma
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Neda Farahi, Ellie Paige, Jozef Balla, Emily Prudence, Ricardo C Ferreira, Mark Southwood, Sarah L Appleby, Per Bakke, Amund Gulsvik, Augusto A Litonjua, David Sparrow, Edwin K Silverman, Michael H Cho, John Danesh, Dirk S Paul, Daniel F Freitag, Edwin R Chilvers
The Asp358Ala variant in the interleukin-6 receptor (IL-6R) gene has been implicated in asthma, autoimmune and cardiovascular disorders, but its role in other respiratory conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has not been investigated. The aims of this study were to evaluate whether there is an association between Asp358Ala and COPD or asthma risk, and to explore the role of the Asp358Ala variant in sIL-6R shedding from neutrophils and its pro-inflammatory effects in the lung. We undertook logistic regression using data from the UK Biobank and the ECLIPSE COPD cohort...
February 17, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333093/the-effect-of-regular-intake-of-dry-cured-ham-rich-in-bioactive-peptides-on-inflammation-platelet-and-monocyte-activation-markers-in-humans
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Sara María Martínez-Sánchez, Alfredo Minguela, David Prieto-Merino, María Pilar Zafrilla-Rentero, José Abellán-Alemán, Silvia Montoro-García
Background and aims: Dietary studies have shown that active biopeptides provide protective health benefits, although the mediating pathways are somewhat uncertain. To throw light on this situation, we studied the effects of consuming Spanish dry-cured ham on platelet function, monocyte activation markers and the inflammatory status of healthy humans with pre-hypertension. Methods: Thirty-eight healthy volunteers with systolic blood pressure of >125 mmHg were enrolled in a two-arm crossover randomized controlled trial...
March 23, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332628/ginkgo-biloba-extract-egb761-attenuates-brain-death-induced-renal-injury-by-inhibiting-pro-inflammatory-cytokines-and-the-sapk-and-jak-stat-signalings
#9
Yifu Li, Yunyi Xiong, Huanxi Zhang, Jun Li, Dong Wang, Wenfang Chen, Xiaopeng Yuan, Qiao Su, Wenwen Li, Huiting Huang, Zirong Bi, Longshan Liu, Changxi Wang
This study aimed to investigate the protective effects of EGb761, a Ginkgo Biloba extract, against brain death-induced kidney injury. Sixty male Sprague Dawley rats were randomly divided into six groups: sham, brain-death (BD), BD + EGb b48h (48 hours before BD), BD + EGb 2 h (2 hours after BD), BD + EGb 1 h, and BD + EGb 0.5 h. Six hours after BD, serum sample and kidney tissues were collected for analyses. The levels of blood urea nitrogen (BUN) and serum creatinine significantly elevated in the BD group than in sham group...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330776/topical-application-of-glycolic-acid-suppresses-the-uvb-induced-il-6-il-8-mcp-1-and-cox-2-inflammation-by-modulating-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling-pathway-in-keratinocytes-and-mice-skin
#10
Sheau-Chung Tang, Pei-Yun Liao, Sung-Jen Hung, Jheng-Siang Ge, Shiou-Mei Chen, Ji-Ching Lai, Yu-Ping Hsiao, Jen-Hung Yang
BACKGROUND: Glycolic acid (GA), commonly present in fruits, has been used to treat dermatological diseases. Extensive exposure to solar ultraviolet B (UVB) irradiation plays a crucial role in the induction of skin inflammation. The development of photo prevention from natural materials represents an effective strategy for skin keratinocytes. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the glycolic acid (GA)-induced reduction of UVB-mediated inflammatory responses...
March 11, 2017: Journal of Dermatological Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328972/altered-gut-microbiome-in-a-mouse-model-of-gulf-war-illness-causes-neuroinflammation-and-intestinal-injury-via-leaky-gut-and-tlr4-activation
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Firas Alhasson, Suvarthi Das, Ratanesh Seth, Diptadip Dattaroy, Varun Chandrashekaran, Caitlin N Ryan, Luisa S Chan, Traci Testerman, James Burch, Lorne J Hofseth, Ronnie Horner, Mitzi Nagarkatti, Prakash Nagarkatti, Stephen M Lasley, Saurabh Chatterjee
Many of the symptoms of Gulf War Illness (GWI) that include neurological abnormalities, neuroinflammation, chronic fatigue and gastrointestinal disturbances have been traced to Gulf War chemical exposure. Though the association and subsequent evidences are strong, the mechanisms that connect exposure to intestinal and neurological abnormalities remain unclear. Using an established rodent model of Gulf War Illness, we show that chemical exposure caused significant dysbiosis in the gut that included increased abundance of phylum Firmicutes and Tenericutes, and decreased abundance of Bacteroidetes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328066/maternal-obesity-and-inflammatory-mediators-a-controversial-association
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Karen Priscilla Tezotto Pendeloski, Erika Ono, Maria Regina Torloni, Rosiane Mattar, Silvia Daher
The link between maternal obesity and inflammatory mediators is still unclear. Our aim was to summarize the main findings of recently published studies on this topic. We performed a search in Medline for studies published in the last years on obesity, human pregnancy, and inflammatory mediators. We report the findings of 30 studies. The characteristics and number of participants, study design, gestational age at sample collection, and type of sample varied widely. Approximately two-thirds of them investigated more than one mediator, and 50% included participants in only one trimester of pregnancy...
March 22, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327786/polymorphisms-in-genes-tlr1-2-and-4-are-associated-with-differential-cytokine-and-chemokine-serum-production-in-patients-with-leprosy
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Nadja de Lima Santana, Jamile Leão Rêgo, Joyce Moura Oliveira, Lucas Frederico de Almeida, Marcos Braz, Lídia Maria Medeiros Machado, Paulo Roberto Lima Machado, Léa Cristina Castellucci
BACKGROUND: Leprosy or hansen's disease is a spectral disease whose clinical forms mostly depends on host's immune and genetic factors. Different Toll-like receptors (TLR) variants have been described associated with leprosy, but with some lack of replication across different populations. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the role of polymorphisms in genes TLR1, TLR2 and TLR4 and susceptibility to leprosy in a genetic case control study; to verify the association between genotypes of these markers and the immunological profile in the serum of patients with leprosy...
April 2017: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326930/effects-of-jwh015-in-cytokine-secretion-in-primary-human-keratinocytes-and-fibroblasts-and-its-suitability-for-topical-transdermal-delivery
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Alicia Bort, Perla A Alvarado-Vazquez, Carolina Moracho-Vilrriales, Kristopher G Virga, Giuseppe Gumina, Alfonso Romero-Sandoval, Scott Asbill
Background JWH015 is a cannabinoid (CB) receptor type 2 agonist that produces immunomodulatory effects. Since skin cells play a key role in inflammatory conditions and tissue repair, we investigated the ability of JWH015 to promote an anti-inflammatory and pro-wound healing phenotype in human primary skin cells. Methods Human primary keratinocytes and fibroblasts were stimulated with lipopolysaccharide. The mRNA expression of cannabinoid receptors was determined using RT-PCR. The effects of JWH015 (0.05, 0...
January 2017: Molecular Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326455/neutralization-of-mmp-2-and-tnfr1-regulates-the-severity-of-s-aureus-induced-septic-arthritis-by-differential-alteration-of-local-and-systemic-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-mice
#15
Sahin Sultana, Rana Adhikary, Biswadev Bishayi
Despite advancement in the field of antibiotics septic arthritis remains a serious concern till date. Staphylococcus aureus is the most common bacterium that causes septic arthritis. Severity of this disease is directly correlated with chronic inflammation induced by proinflammatory cytokines like TNF-α, interleukin (IL)-1β, IL-6, and induction of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) including MMP-2. The objective of our study was to evaluate the role of MMP-2 and tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (TNFR1) in the pathogenesis of S...
March 22, 2017: Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325429/stener-like-lesions-due-to-radial-collateral-ligament-rupture-in-the-metacarpophalangeal-joints-of-two-adjacent-fingers-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#16
A Toffoli, M Chammas
Rupture of the collateral ligaments in the metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint of a finger is less common than in the thumb. Literature about these lesions is sparse but the number of chronic injuries reported underlies the number of cases overlooked by physicians at the first visit. A Stener-like lesion is characterized by interposition of the extensor hood or the sagittal band between the torn collateral ligament of the MCP joint of a finger and its insertion. It was originally described as interposition of the adductor aponeurosis of the thumb...
April 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325426/rotational-stability-test-for-the-diagnosis-of-radial-collateral-ligament-rupture-in-the-fingers-anatomical-study
#17
P Lazarus, J J Hidalgo Diaz, G Prunières, E Pire, C Taleb, S Honecker, P Bellemère, C Fontaine, P A Liverneaux
Diagnosing rupture of the radial collateral ligament (RCL) of the finger metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints is difficult. The aim of this cadaver study was to validate a rotational test for the MCP after RCL transection. With the MCP and proximal interphalangeal joints in flexion, rotation along the axis of the proximal phalanx was applied through an extended distal interphalangeal joint to 36 cadaver fingers. Each finger's pulp described an arc of pronation and supination that was noted on the palm. The test was repeated three times: before transection, after transection of the proper collateral ligament (CL) and after transection of both the proper and accessory CLs...
April 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325283/silencing-of-carbohydrate-sulfotransferase-15-hinders-murine-pulmonary-fibrosis-development
#18
Yoshiro Kai, Koichi Tomoda, Hiroyuki Yoneyama, Masahiro Kitabatake, Atsuhiro Nakamura, Toshihiro Ito, Masanori Yoshikawa, Hiroshi Kimura
Pulmonary fibrosis is a progressive lung disorder characterized by interstitial fibrosis, for which no effective treatments are available. Chondroitin sulfate proteoglycan (CSPG) has been shown to be a mediator, but the specific component of glycosaminoglycan chains of CSPG has not been explored. We show that chondroitin sulfate E-type (CS-E) is involved in fibrogenesis. Small interfering RNA (siRNA) targeting carbohydrate sulfotransferase 15 (CHST15) was designed to inhibit CHST15 mRNA and its product, CS-E...
March 17, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Nucleic Acids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323901/characterization-of-stromal-vascular-fraction-and-adipose-stem-cells-from-subcutaneous-preperitoneal-and-visceral-morbidly-obese-human-adipose-tissue-depots
#19
Karina Ribeiro Silva, Isis Côrtes, Sally Liechocki, João Regis Ivar Carneiro, Antônio Augusto Peixoto Souza, Radovan Borojevic, Clarissa Menezes Maya-Monteiro, Leandra Santos Baptista
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The pathological condition of obesity is accompanied by a dysfunctional adipose tissue. We postulate that subcutaneous, preperitoneal and visceral obese abdominal white adipose tissue depots could have stromal vascular fractions (SVF) with distinct composition and adipose stem cells (ASC) that would differentially account for the pathogenesis of obesity. METHODS: In order to evaluate the distribution of SVF subpopulations, samples of subcutaneous, preperitoneal and visceral adipose tissues from morbidly obese women (n = 12, BMI: 46...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322835/role-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-renal-fibrosis-promoted-by-hypochlorite-modified-albumin-in-a-remnant-kidney-model-and-protective-effects-of-antioxidant-peptide-ss-31
#20
Hao Zhao, Yan-Jun Liu, Zong-Rui Liu, Dong-Dong Tang, Xiao-Wen Chen, Yi-Hua Chen, Ru-Ning Zhou, Si-Qi Chen, Hong-Xin Niu
Oxidative stress aggravates renal fibrosis, a pathway involved in almost all forms of chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the underlying mechanism involved in the pathogenesis of renal oxidative stress has not been completely elucidated. In this study, we explored the role and mechanism of hypochlorite-modified albumin (HOCl-alb) in mediating oxidative stress and fibrotic response in a remnant-kidney rat model. Five-sixths nephrectomy (5/6 NX) was performed on the rats and then the animals were randomly assigned to intravenous treatment with either vehicle alone, or HOCl-rat serum albumin (RSA) in the presence or absence of SS-31 (administered intraperitoneally)...
March 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
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