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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931688/a-selective-bottleneck-shapes-the-evolutionary-mutant-spectra-of-enterovirus-a71-during-viral-dissemination-in-humans
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Sheng-Wen Huang, Yi-Hui Huang, Huey-Pin Tsai, Pin-Hwa Kuo, Shih-Min Wang, Ching-Chuan Liu, Jen-Ren Wang
RNA viruses accumulate mutations to rapidly adapt to environmental changes. Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) causes various clinical manifestations with occasional severe neurological complications. However, the mechanism by which EV-A71 evolves within the human body is unclear. Utilizing deep sequencing and haplotype analyses of viruses from various tissues of an autopsy patient, we sought to define the evolutionary pathway by which enterovirus A71 evolves fitness for invading the central nervous system in humans...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924115/neurological-complications-in-eosinophilic-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-egpa-the-roles-of-history-and-the-results-of-physical-examinations-in-the-diagnosis-of-egpa
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Hiroshi Oiwa, Sho Mokuda, Tomoyasu Matsubara, Masamoto Funaki, Ikuko Takeda, Takemori Yamawaki, Kazuhiko Kumagai, Eiji Sugiyama
Objective To investigate the clinical symptoms, the physical and neurological findings, and the clinical course of neurological complications in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA). Methods A retrospective chart review of EGPA cases managed by two referral hospitals was performed, with a focus on the neurological findings. The study analyzed the symptoms at the onset of EGPA and investigated their chronological relationship. The patient delay (the delay between the onset of symptoms and the initial consultation), and the physician delay (the delay from consultation to the initiation of therapy) were determined and compared...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883688/a-controversial-medicolegal-issue-timing-the-onset-of-perinatal-hypoxic-ischemic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Vittorio Fineschi, Rocco Valerio Viola, Raffaele La Russa, Alessandro Santurro, Paola Frati
Perinatal hypoxic-ischemic brain injury, as a result of chronic, subacute, and acute insults, represents the pathological consequence of fetal distress and birth or perinatal asphyxia, that is, "nonreassuring fetal status." Hypoxic-ischemic injury (HII) is typically characterized by an early phase of damage, followed by a delayed inflammatory local response, in an apoptosis-necrosis continuum. In the early phase, the cytotoxic edema and eventual acute lysis take place; with reperfusion, additional damage should be assigned to excitotoxicity and oxidative stress...
2017: Mediators of Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882666/clinical-features-for-89-deaths-of-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-in-guangxi-china-2014
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Wei Lin, Ying Su, Min Jiang, Jing Liu, Yan-Yan Zhang, Guang-Min Nong
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study is to summarize the risk factors of severe Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and explore the clinical characteristics of pulmonary edema (PE) and non-PE in the deceased patients with HFMD. METHODS: We identified 89 HFMD deaths which were separated into the PE group or non-PE group. Next, patients were divided based on their initial admission to hospitals as stage 1, 2, 3, or 4; at this point, their clinical manifestations were compared...
September 4, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874308/accuracy-and-reproducibility-of-a-newly-developed-tool-for-volume-measurements-of-the-arm-using-3d-stereophotogrammetry
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A C Verhulst, T S Wesselius, H H Glas, R D Vreeken, D J O Ulrich, T J J Maal
BACKGROUND: Lymph edema of the arm is a common complication after breast cancer treatment. To evaluate lymph edema volume and treatment outcome, an easy to use, objective quantification method of arm volume is necessary. Most often, water displacement is used to measure arm volume, as it is an easy and robust method that can be performed at any place with a simple equipment. However, when using water displacement, no exact localization of volume difference can be seen. To accurately measure hand and forearm volumes separately, an in-house-developed device was constructed for an accurate landmark placement...
August 5, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868296/hemodialysis-arteriovenous-access-occlusion-using-the-amplatzer-vascular-plug-in-patients-with-intractable-arm-edema
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Michele Di Filippo, Danilo Barbarisi, Doriana Ferrara, Stefania Brancaccio, Luca Del Guercio, Renata Bracale, Alfredo Capuano, Giovanni Esposito, Umberto Marcello Bracale
OBJECTIVES: Vascular occlusion of hemodialysis arteriovenous access (AVA) using an Amplatzer vascular plug (AVP; St. Jude Medical, St. Paul, MN, USA) is an arising and alternative practice in selected patients; however, few reported cases can be found in the literature. Herein, we report on our experience with endovascular treatment of complicated AVA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From September 2015 to December 2016, 3 patients at our clinic underwent an occlusion of hemodialysis AVA with 2 different Amplatzer vascular plugs: 2 patients with type II and 1 patient with type IV...
May 2017: Case Reports in Nephrology and Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866745/mortality-and-prognostic-factors-in-idiopathic-inflammatory-myositis-a-retrospective-analysis-of-a-large-multicenter-cohort-of-spain
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Laura Nuño-Nuño, Beatriz Esther Joven, Patricia E Carreira, Valentina Maldonado-Romero, Carmen Larena-Grijalba, Irene Llorente Cubas, Eva Gloria Tomero, María Carmen Barbadillo-Mateos, Paloma García De la Peña Lefebvre, Lucía Ruiz-Gutiérrez, Juan Carlos López-Robledillo, Henry Moruno-Cruz, Ana Pérez, Tatiana Cobo-Ibáñez, Raquel Almodóvar González, Leticia Lojo, María Jesús García De Yébenes, Francisco Javier López-Longo
The present study was undertaken to assess mortality, causes of death, and associated prognostic factors in a large cohort of patients diagnosed with idiopathic inflammatory myositis (IIM) from Spain. A retrospective longitudinal study was carried out in 467 consecutive patients with IIM, identified from 12 medical centers. Patients were classified as primary polymyositis, primary dermatomyositis (DM), overlap myositis, cancer-associated myositis (CAM), and juvenile idiopathic inflammatory myopathies. A total of 113 deaths occurred (24%) after a median follow-up time of 9...
September 2, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856586/tio2-nanowired-delivery-of-dl-3-n-butylphthalide-dl-nbp-attenuates-blood-brain-barrier-disruption-brain-edema-formation-and-neuronal-damages-following-concussive-head-injury
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Lianyuan Feng, Aruna Sharma, Feng Niu, Yin Huang, José Vicente Lafuente, Dafin Fior Muresanu, Asya Ozkizilcik, Z Ryan Tian, Hari Shanker Sharma
DL-3-n-butylphthalide (DL-NBP) is one of the constituents of Chinese celery extract that is used to treat stroke, dementia, and ischemic diseases. However, its role in traumatic brain injury is less well known. In this investigation, neuroprotective effects of DL-NBP in concussive head injury (CHI) on brain pathology were explored in a rat model. CHI was inflicted in anesthetized rats by dropping a weight of 114.6 g from a height of 20 cm through a guide tube on the exposed right parietal bone inducing an impact of 0...
August 30, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829160/venous-arterialized-venous-or-capillary-glucose-reference-measurements-for-the-accuracy-assessment-of-a-continuous-glucose-monitoring-system
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Jort Kropff, Sigrid C van Steen, Peter deGraaff, Man W Chan, Rombout B E van Amstel, J Hans DeVries
BACKGROUND: Different reference methods are used for the accuracy assessment of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems. The effect of using venous, arterialized-venous, or capillary reference measurements on CGM accuracy is unclear. METHODS: We evaluated 21 individuals with type 1 diabetes using a capillary calibrated CGM system. Venous or arterialized-venous reference glucose samples were taken every 15 min at two separate visits and assessed per YSI 2300 STAT Plus...
August 22, 2017: Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828367/spontaneous-breathing-a-double-edged-sword-to-handle-with-care
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REVIEW
Tommaso Mauri, Barbara Cambiaghi, Elena Spinelli, Thomas Langer, Giacomo Grasselli
In acute hypoxemic respiratory failure (AHRF) and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) patients, spontaneous breathing is associated with multiple physiologic benefits: it prevents muscles atrophy, avoids paralysis, decreases sedation needs and is associated with improved hemodynamics. On the other hand, in the presence of uncontrolled inspiratory effort, severe lung injury and asynchronies, spontaneous ventilation might also worsen lung edema, induce diaphragm dysfunction and lead to muscles exhaustion and prolonged weaning...
July 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819596/complex-regional-pain-syndrome-following-an-episode-of-herpes-zoster-a-case-report
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Christopher E Marrero, Neuyen Mclean, Keyana Varnado
INTRODUCTION: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is characterized by searing pain, hyperalgesia, edema, allodynia, and skin changes. CRPS may be difficult to diagnose and to treat given poorly understood mechanisms as well as its presentation of symptoms that may mimic common conditions such as joint stiffness in this condition as well as rheumatoid arthritis. CASE REPORT: A 71-year-old female presented to our clinic post shingles of the right upper extremity...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807598/effectiveness-of-edema-management-techniques-for-subacute-hand-edema-a-systematic-review
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Leanne K Miller, Christina Jerosch-Herold, Lee Shepstone
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review. INTRODUCTION: Prolonged hand edema can have detrimental effects on range of motion and function. There is no consensus on how best to manage traumatic subacute edema. This is the first systematic review which examines the clinical effectiveness of edema treatments on hand volume. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY: The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the evidence of effectiveness of treatments for sub-acute hand edema...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Hand Therapy: Official Journal of the American Society of Hand Therapists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790111/amiloride-an-old-diuretic-drug-is-a-potential-therapeutic-agent-for-multiple-myeloma
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Elizabeta Rojas, Luis Corchete, Laura San Segundo, Juan F Martínez-Blanch, Francisco M Codoñer, Teresa Paíno, Noemi Puig, Ramón García-Sanz, Maria Victoria Mateos, Enrique M Ocio, Irena Misiewicz-Krzeminska, Norma C Gutiérrez
<br />The search for new drugs that control the continuous relapses of multiple myeloma is still required. Here, we report for the first time the potent anti-myeloma activity of amiloride, an old potassium-sparing diuretic approved for the treatment of hypertension and edema due to heart failure.<br /><br />Experimental Design:  <p>Myeloma cell lines and primary samples were used to evaluate cytotoxicity of amiloride. In vivo studies were carried out in a xenograft mouse model. The mechanisms of action were investigated using RNA-Seq, qRT-PCR, immunoblotting and immunofluorescence assays...
August 8, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776720/some-novel-mannich-bases-of-5-3-4-dichlorophenyl-1-3-4-oxadiazole-2-3h-one-and-their-anti-inflammatory-activity
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Meric Koksal, Irem Ozkan-Dagliyan, Tugce Ozyazici, Beril Kadioglu, Hande Sipahi, Ayhan Bozkurt, Suleyman S Bilge
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which are widely used for the treatment of rheumatic arthritis, pain, and many different types of inflammatory disorders, cause serious gastrointestinal (GI) side effects. The free carboxylic acid group existing on their chemical structure is correlated with GI toxicity related with all routine NSAIDs. Replacing this functional group with the 1,3,4-oxadiazole bioisostere is a generally used strategy to obtain an anti-inflammatory agent devoid of GI side effects...
August 4, 2017: Archiv der Pharmazie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756983/morphological-characteristics-of-fatal-pediatric-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-a-clinicopathological-study-with-related-receptors-of-ev71
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Yong-Yao Gu, Ke Shi, Sha Yao, Xia Yang, Yu-Hui Liu, Lan Tang, Yi-Wu Dang, Gang Chen, Zhen-Bo Feng, Hong-Bo Pan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pathological features of fatal pediatric hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD). METHODS: The histopathological features of HFMD were first summarized from literature, and then confirmed by in-house autopsies. Furthermore, immunohistochemistry was conducted to detect the distribution and expression level of two enterovirus 71 (EV71) receptors scavenger receptor class B, member 2 (SCARB2), and P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL1) in the samples of autopsies...
July 6, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754346/characterization-of-two-peptides-isolated-from-the-venom-of-social-wasp-chartergellus-communis-hymenoptera-vespidae-influence-of-multiple-alanine-residues-and-c-terminal-amidation-on-biological-effects
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Kamila Soares Lopes, Gabriel Avohay Alves Campos, Luana Cristina Camargo, Adolfo Carlos Barros de Souza, Beatriz Vasconcelos Ibituruna, Ana Carolina Martins Magalhães, Lucas Ferreira da Rocha, Alessa Bembom Garcia, Mosar Correa Rodrigues, Dagon Manoel Ribeiro, Michelle Cruz Costa, Manuel Humberto Mera López, Luciana Marangni Nolli, Fernando Zamudio-Zuniga, Lourival Domingos Possani, Elisabeth Ferroni Schwartz, Márcia Renata Mortari
Chatergellus communis is a wasp species endemic to the neotropical region and its venom constituents have never been described. In this study, two peptides from C. communis venom, denominated Communis and Communis-AAAA, were chemically and biologically characterized. In respect to the chemical characterization, the following amino acid sequences and molecular masses were identified: Communis: Ile-Asn-Trp-Lys-Ala-Ile-Leu-Gly-Lys-Ile-Gly-Lys-COOH (1340.9Da) Communis-AAAA: Ile-Asn-Trp-Lys-Ala-Ile-Leu-Gly-Lys-Ile-Gly-Lys-Ala-Ala-Ala-Ala-Val-Xle-NH2 (1836...
July 25, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748377/microvascular-effects-of-glucagon-like-peptide-1-receptor-agonists-in-type-2-diabetes-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
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Ilaria Dicembrini, Besmir Nreu, Alessia Scatena, Francesco Andreozzi, Giorgio Sesti, Edoardo Mannucci, Matteo Monami
AIMS: Results with GLP1-receptor agonists (GLP-1RA) on microvascular complications of diabetes are contrasting. In trials designed for cardiovascular outcomes, both liraglutide and semaglutide were associated with a relevant reduction in the incidence and progression of nephropathy. On the other hand, in the same trials, semaglutide was associated with an increased progression of retinopathy, and a similar trend was observed for liraglutide. This meta-analysis is aimed at assessing the effects of GLP-1RA on retinopathy and nephropathy...
July 27, 2017: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744063/the-effects-of-bandaging-with-an-additional-pad-and-taping-on-secondary-arm-lymphedema-in-a-patient-after-mastectomy
#18
Junghwa Do, JaeYong Jeon, Won Kim
[Purpose] The purpose of this case study was to determine the effectiveness of bandaging the arm of a patient with secondary lymphedema on the patient's quality of life, arm volume and arm function using an additional pad and taping along with some other standard therapy modalities for lymphedema. [Subjects and Methods] I used a bandage with an additional pad and taping, along with MLD, exercise, and skin care to treat a patient with unilateral breast-cancer-related arm lymphedema who had fibrotic tissue on her lower arm and hand...
July 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742852/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-inflammatory-active-copper-ii-lawsone-complexes
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Ján Vančo, Zdeněk Trávníček, Jan Hošek, Pavel Suchý
We report in vitro and in vivo anti-inflammatory activities of a series of copper(II)-lawsone complexes of the general composition [Cu(Law)2(LN)x(H2O)(2-x)]·yH2O; where HLaw = 2-hydroxy-1,4-naphthoquinone, x = 1 when LN = pyridine (1) and 2-aminopyridine (3) and x = 2 when LN = imidazole (2), 3-aminopyridine (4), 4-aminopyridine (5), 3-hydroxypyridine (6), and 3,5-dimethylpyrazole (7). The compounds were thoroughly characterized by physical techniques, including single crystal X-ray analysis of complex 2. Some of the complexes showed the ability to suppress significantly the activation of nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) both by lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and TNF-alpha (complexes 3-7 at 100 nM level) in the similar manner as the reference drug prednisone (at 1 μM level)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732547/crescentic-glomerular-nephritis-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-case-report
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K Balendran, L D S U Senarathne, R D Lanerolle
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis is a systemic disorder where clinically significant renal involvement is relatively common. However, crescentic glomerular nephritis is a rarely described entity among the rheumatoid nephropathies. We report a case of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis presenting with antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-negative crescentic glomerular nephritis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year-old Sri Lankan woman who had recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis was being treated with methotrexate 10 mg weekly and infrequent nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
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