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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538065/squamosal-suture-synostosis-incidence-associations-and-implications-for-treatment
#1
Blake D Murphy, Navid Ajabshir, Nolan Altman, S Anthony Wolfe, Chad Perlyn
Squamosal suture craniosynostosis is thought to be a relatively rare entity. In the authors' experience, it is underreported in imaging examinations and the existing literature. The authors sought to determine the incidence of squamosal synostosis, whether it is increasing in frequency, and its relationship with synostosis of the major calvarial sutures.Patients undergoing computed tomography imaging for suspected craniosynostosis over a 15-year period were reviewed by a plastic surgeon and pediatric neuroradiologist...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535116/is-mannitol-the-treatment-of-choice-for-patients-with-ciguatera-fish-poisoning
#2
Michael E Mullins, Robert S Hoffman
CONTEXT: Ciguatera fish poisoning arises primarily from consumption of carnivorous reef fish caught in tropical and sub-tropical waters. Ciguatoxins, a class of tasteless, heat-stable, polycyclic toxins produced by dinoflagellates, accumulate through the food chain and concentrate in various carnivorous fish, such as groupers, barracudas, wrasses, amberjack, kingfishes, and eels. Characteristics of ciguatera fish poisoning include early nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea in the first one to two days post ingestion, followed by the appearance of sensory disturbances...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534040/elsberg-syndrome-a-rarely-recognized-cause-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-and-lower-thoracic-myelitis
#3
Filippo Savoldi, Timothy J Kaufmann, Eoin P Flanagan, Michel Toledano, Brian G Weinshenker
OBJECTIVE: Elsberg syndrome (ES) is an established but often unrecognized cause of acute lumbosacral radiculitis with myelitis related to recent herpes virus infection. We defined ES, determined its frequency in patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES) with myelitis, and evaluated its clinical, radiologic, and microbiologic features and outcomes. METHODS: We searched the Mayo Clinic medical records for ES and subsequently for combinations of index terms to identify patients with suspected CES and myelitis...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534038/analysis-of-mitochondrial-transfer-in-direct-co-cultures-of-human-monocyte-derived-macrophages-mdm-and-mesenchymal-stem-cells-msc
#4
Megan V Jackson, Anna D Krasnodembskaya
Mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSC) are adult stem cells which have been shown to improve survival, enhance bacterial clearance and alleviate inflammation in pre-clinical models of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis. These diseases are characterised by uncontrolled inflammation often underpinned by bacterial infection. The mechanisms of MSC immunomodulatory effects are not fully understood yet. We sought to investigate MSC cell contact-dependent communication with alveolar macrophages (AM), professional phagocytes which play an important role in the lung inflammatory responses and anti-bacterial defence...
May 5, 2017: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533869/-rare-etiology-of-subocclusive-syndrome-inflammatory-fibroid-polyp-of-the-ileum-about-a-clinical-case
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Redouane Ahtil, Mustapha Bensghir, Mohammed Meziane, Abdelhafid Houba, Abelhamid Jaafari, Salim Jaafar Lalaoui, Charki Haimeur
Inflammatory fibroid polyp (IFP) is a rare benign lesion, originating from the submucosa in the gastrointestinal tract. It generally appears as an isolated benign lesion, rarely located at the level of the ileum. Its origin is controversial. Clinical presentation varies depending on its location; invagination and obstruction are the most common indicative symptoms when the polyp is located at the level of the small intestine. We report the case of a 22-year old patient with abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting and a personal history of intermittent constipation and a weight loss during the previous year...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533781/myelin-oligodendrocyte-glycoprotein-deciphering-a-target-in-inflammatory-demyelinating-diseases
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REVIEW
Patrick Peschl, Monika Bradl, Romana Höftberger, Thomas Berger, Markus Reindl
Myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein (MOG), a member of the immunoglobulin (Ig) superfamily, is a myelin protein solely expressed at the outermost surface of myelin sheaths and oligodendrocyte membranes. This makes MOG a potential target of cellular and humoral immune responses in inflammatory demyelinating diseases. Due to its late postnatal developmental expression, MOG is an important marker for oligodendrocyte maturation. Discovered about 30 years ago, it is one of the best-studied autoantigens for experimental autoimmune models for multiple sclerosis (MS)...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532229/fatigue-after-a-first-attack-of-suspected-multiple-sclerosis
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Roos M van der Vuurst de Vries, Jan Ja van den Dorpel, Julia Y Mescheriakova, Tessel F Runia, Naghmeh Jafari, Theodora Am Siepman, Dimitris Rizopoulos, Ewout W Steyerberg, Rogier Q Hintzen
BACKGROUND: Fatigue is reported by more than 75% of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. In an earlier study, we showed that fatigue is not only a common symptom in patients at time of clinically isolated syndrome (CIS; fatigued 46%) but also predicts subsequent diagnosis of clinically definite multiple sclerosis (CDMS). The course of fatigue after CIS is unknown. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to explore the long-term course of fatigue after CIS. METHODS: In this study, 235 CIS patients, aged 18-50 years, were prospectively followed...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529306/normalization-of-diffuse-st-depression-with-avr-elevation-after-rehydration-in-a-patient-with-severe-aortic-stenosis
#8
Sachin R Patel, Vikas J Patel, Brittany Clark, George Rust
BACKGROUND Isolated ST elevation in lead aVR in combination with global ST depression with normalization after rehydration is a unique electrocardiographic pattern that is associated with a broad range of diagnoses. Its association with left main coronary artery disease and other acute coronary syndromes suggest the need for early and aggressive cardiac evaluation. CASE REPORT A 53-year-old man presented with altered mental status and loss of consciousness. He was unresponsive, hypotensive, tachycardiac, and diaphoretic...
May 22, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522645/real-life-gh-dosing-patterns-in-children-with-ghd-ts-or-born-sga-a-report-from-the-nordinet%C3%A2-international-outcome-study
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Oliver Blankenstein, Marta Snajderova, Joanne C Blair, Effie Pournara, Birgitte Tønnes Pedersen, Isabelle Oliver Petit
OBJECTIVE: To describe real-life dosing patterns in children with growth hormone deficiency (GHD), born small for gestational age (SGA) or with Turner syndrome (TS) receiving growth hormone (GH) and enrolled in the NordiNet® International Outcome Study (IOS; NCT00960128) between 2006 and 2016. DESIGN: This non-interventional, multicentre study included paediatric patients diagnosed with GHD (isolated [IGHD] or multiple pituitary hormone deficiency [MPHD]), born SGA or with TS and treated according to everyday clinical practice from the Czech Republic (IGHD/MPHD/SGA/TS: n=425/61/316/119), France (n=1404/188/970/206), Germany (n=2603/351/1387/411) and the UK (n=259/60/87/35)...
May 18, 2017: European Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522185/orofacial-complex-regional-pain-syndrome-pathophysiologic-mechanisms-and-functional-mri
#10
Yeon-Hee Lee, Kyung Mi Lee, Hyug-Gi Kim, Soo-Kyung Kang, Q-Schick Auh, Jyung-Pyo Hong, Yang-Hyun Chun
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is one of the most challenging chronic pain conditions and is characterized by burning pain, allodynia, hyperalgesia, autonomic changes, trophic changes, edema, and functional loss involving mainly the extremities. Until recently, very few reports have been published concerning CRPS involving the orofacial area. We report on a 50-year-old female patient who presented with unbearable pain in all of her teeth and hypersensitivity of the facial skin. She also reported intractable pain in both extremities accompanied by temperature changes and orofacial pain that increased when the other pains were aggravated...
March 14, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520167/kmt2b-rare-missense-variants-in-generalized-dystonia
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Michael Zech, Robert Jech, Petra Havránková, Anna Fečíková, Riccardo Berutti, Dušan Urgošík, David Kemlink, Tim M Strom, Jan Roth, Evžen Růžička, Juliane Winkelmann
BACKGROUND: Recently a novel syndrome of childhood-onset generalized dystonia originating from mutations in lysine-specific methyltransferase 2B (KMT2B) has been reported. METHODS: We sequenced the exomes of 4 generalized dystonia-affected probands recruited from a Prague movement disorders center (Czech Republic). Bioinformatics analyses were conducted to select candidate causal variants in described dystonia-mutated genes. After cosegregation testing, checklists from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics were adopted to judge variant pathogenicity...
May 18, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515471/clinical-and-molecular-investigation-of-14-japanese-patients-with-complete-tfp-deficiency-a-comparison-with-caucasian-cases
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Ryosuke Bo, Kenji Yamada, Hironori Kobayashi, Purevsuren Jamiyan, Yuki Hasegawa, Takeshi Taketani, Seiji Fukuda, Ikue Hata, Yo Niida, Yosuke Shigematsu, Kazumoto Iijima, Seiji Yamaguchi
Mitochondrial trifunctional protein (TFP) deficiency is an inherited metabolic disorder of mitochondrial fatty-acid oxidation. Isolated long-chain 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency is often reported in Caucasian countries due to a common mutation. However, the molecular and clinical basis of complete TFP deficiency has not been extensively reported. In this study, 14 Japanese cases (13 families) with complete TFP deficiency, including 9 previously reported cases, were analyzed to clarify the clinical and molecular characteristics of TFP deficiency...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512020/molecular-epidemiology-of-porcine-reproductive-and-respiratory-syndrome-virus-in-central-china-since-2014-the-prevalence-of-nadc30-like-prrsvs
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Lin-Jian Wang, Weitao Xie, Xin-Xin Chen, Songlin Qiao, Mengmeng Zhao, Yu Gu, Bao-Lei Zhao, Gaiping Zhang
Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS), characterized by respiratory disorders in piglets and reproductive failure in sows, is still the great threat of swine industry. Recently, Emergence of the novel NADC30-like PRRS viruses (PRRSVs) has caused widespread outbreaks of PRRS. To investigate the epidemic characteristics of PRRSVs in Central China since 2014, 6372 clinical serum samples were tested by ELISA, 250 tissue samples were tested by RT-PCR, and among these, 30 ORF5 and 17 Nsp2 genes sequences were analyzed...
May 13, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507809/t-cell-therapy-targeting-a-public-neoantigen-in-microsatellite-instable-colon-cancer-reduces-in-vivo-tumor-growth
#14
Else M Inderberg, Sébastien Wälchli, Marit R Myhre, Sissel Trachsel, Hilde Almåsbak, Gunnar Kvalheim, Gustav Gaudernack
T-cell receptor (TCR) transfer is an attractive strategy to increase the number of cancer-specific T cells in adoptive cell therapy. However, recent clinical and pre-clinical findings indicate that careful consideration of the target antigen is required to limit the risk of off-target toxicity. Directing T cells against mutated proteins such as frequently occurring frameshift mutations may thus be a safer alternative to tumor-associated self-antigens. Furthermore, such frameshift mutations result in novel polypeptides allowing selection of TCRs from the non-tolerant T-cell repertoire circumventing the problem of low affinity TCRs due to central tolerance...
2017: Oncoimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507447/managing-refractory-cryoglobulinemic-vasculitis-challenges-and-solutions
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REVIEW
Predrag Ostojic, Ivan R Jeremic
Cryoglobulinemia is thought to be a rare condition. It may be an isolated disorder or secondary to a particular disease. According to immunoglobulin composition, cryoglobulinemia is classified into three types. In mixed cryoglobulinemia (types II and III), vascular deposition of cryoglobulin-containing immune complexes and complement may induce a clinical syndrome, characterized by systemic vasculitis and inflammation - cryoglobulinemic vasculitis (CryoVas). Most common clinical manifestations in CryoVas are skin lesions (orthostatic purpura and ulcers), weakness, peripheral neuropathy, Raynaud's phenomenon, sicca syndrome, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis, and arthralgia and seldom arthritis...
2017: Journal of Inflammation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506921/decrease-of-blood-anti-%C3%AE-1-3-galactose-abs-levels-in-multiple-sclerosis-ms-and-clinically-isolated-syndrome-cis-patients
#16
L Le Berre, J Rousse, P-A Gourraud, B-M Imbert-Marcille, A Salama, G Evanno, G Semana, A Nicot, E Dugast, P Guérif, C Adjaoud, T Freour, S Brouard, F Agbalika, R Marignier, D Brassat, D-A Laplaud, E Drouet, V Van Pesch, J-P Soulillou
The etiology of multiple sclerosis (MS) remains elusive. Among the possible causes, the increase of anti-Neu5Gc antibodies during EBV primo-infection of Infectious mononucleosis (IMN) may damage the integrity of the blood-brain barrier facilitating the transfer of EBV-infected B cells and anti-EBV T cell clones in the brain. We investigated the change in titers of anti-Neu5Gc and anti-α1,3 Galactose antibodies in 49 IMN, in 76 MS, and 73 clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) patients, as well as age/gender-matched healthy individuals...
May 18, 2017: Clinical Immunology: the Official Journal of the Clinical Immunology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504627/-high-isolation-preparedness-for-very-contagious-and-potential-severely-ill-patients
#17
Gitte Kronborg, Sanne Jespersen, Helle Ingmer, Merete Storgaard
Ten and seven years ago respectively, the two high-isolation units in Denmark became prepared to receive highly contagious and potential severely ill patients. The units are located in the departments of infectious diseases in Hvidovre Hospital and Aarhus University Hospital. Both departments had little experience until the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, 2013-2015. Altogether, 15 possible Ebola patients were examined in the two departments, but the diagnosis was ruled out for all of them. Besides, a few possible candidates for Middle East respiratory syndrome patients were examined...
May 15, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497002/overlap-between-fibular-aplasia-tibial-campomelia-and-oligosyndactyly-and-fuhrmann-s-syndromes-in-an-egyptian-female-infant
#18
Ebtesam M Abdalla, Ahmed A El-Beheiry
We report a rare congenital limb defect with combined features of both fibular aplasia, tibial campomelia, and oligosyndactyly (FATCO) and Fuhrmann's syndromes. A female newborn infant, born to nonconsanguineous Egyptian parents, presented with isolated abnormalities of the lower limbs comprising bilateral shortening and anterior bowing of the lower limbs at the distal third of the tibia and split foot. Radiographic examination revealed complete absence of both fibulae, anterolateral bowing and shortening of the tibia, bowing of the femora, and absence of several metatarsal and phalangeal bones...
June 2017: Journal of Pediatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495616/salvianolic-acid-b-attenuates-doxorubicin-induced-er-stress-by-inhibiting-trpc3-and-trpc6-mediated-ca-2-overload-in-rat-cardiomyocytes
#19
Rong-Chang Chen, Gui-Bo Sun, Jing-Xue Ye, Jian Wang, Miao-di Zhang, Xiao-Bo Sun
Doxorubicin (DOX)-induced cardiotoxicity is a clinically complex syndrome that leads to significant pain to cancer survivors. Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been suggested to be an important contributor to myocardium dysfunction during this phenomenon. Our previous study proved that Salvianolic acid B (Sal B) protected against doxorubicin induced cardiac dysfunction by inhibiting ER stress and cardiomyocyte apoptosis. However, the underlying molecular mechanism is not yet clearly. In this study, we investigated the protective effect and mechanisms of Sal B againest DOX-induced cardiac injury and ER stress in vivo and in vitro...
May 8, 2017: Toxicology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495130/prognostic-value-of-oligoclonal-igg-bands-in-japanese-clinically-isolated-syndrome-converting-to-clinically-definite-multiple-sclerosis
#20
Masako Kinoshita, Masako Daifu, Keiko Tanaka, Masami Tanaka
We evaluated the impact of brain MRI findings and oligoclonal IgG bands (OCBs) on conversion to clinically definite multiple sclerosis (CDMS) in 26 Japanese patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS). 19.2% had OCBs positivity and 3.8% had fulfillment of Barkhof criteria at baseline. 60.0% of CIS patients with positive OCBs and 9.5% of those with negative OCBs developed CDMS during 60.6months. Japanese CIS patients with positive OCBs have an equivalent risk of developing CDMS. A hypothesis that Japanese CIS patients may have substantially less OCBs positivity, MRI lesions, and conversion ratio than Caucasians, should be further tested...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
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