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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332201/gouty-involvement-of-the-patella-and-extensor-mechanism-of-the-knee-mimicking-aggressive-neoplasm-a-case-series
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Christopher Kester, Matthew T Wallace, James Jelinek, Albert Aboulafia
Gout is a common inflammatory crystal deposition disease that occurs in many joints throughout the body. Active gout is most often associated with painful synovitis causing searing joint pains, but gout can also produce large masses of space-occupying deposits called tophi. Tophi are most frequently seen in juxta-articular locations with or without bony erosion and are often misdiagnosed as degenerative joint disease. Soft tissue deposits and tendon involvement are also known manifestations of gout, but can present with indeterminate and alarming findings on imaging...
January 14, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331761/prevention-of-articular-cartilage-degeneration-in-a-rat-model-of-monosodium-iodoacetate-induced-osteoarthritis-by-oral-treatment-with-withaferin-a
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Dharmendra Choudhary, Sulekha Adhikary, Naseer Ahmad, Priyanka Kothari, Ashwni Verma, Prabodh Kumar Trivedi, Prabhat Ranjan Mishra, Ritu Trivedi
Withaferin A (WFA), a highly oxygenated withanolide is used for anti-osteoporotic, fracture healing, obesity control as medicine and dietary supplement in Ayurveda and Unani medicine but its potential remains to be investigate for the osteoarthritis studies. In the present study, chondro-protective effects of WFA, under in vitro and in vivo conditions were evaluated. In-vitro pharmacological activity of WFA was tested on rat articular chondrocytes through MTT, DPPH, different staining, FACS and translation studies...
January 10, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331736/dysfunctional-telomeres-and-hematological-disorders
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REVIEW
Elena Fiorini, Andrea Santoni, Simona Colla
Telomere biology disorders, which are characterized by telomerase activity haploinsufficiency and accelerated telomere shortening, most commonly manifest as degenerative diseases. Tissues with high rates of cell turnover, such as those in the hematopoietic system, are particularly vulnerable to defects in telomere maintenance genes that eventually culminate in bone marrow (BM) failure syndromes, in which the BM cannot produce sufficient new blood cells. Here, we review how telomere defects induce degenerative phenotypes across multiple organs, with particular focus on how they impact the hematopoietic stem and progenitor compartment and affect hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) self-renewal and differentiation...
January 4, 2018: Differentiation; Research in Biological Diversity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329115/developing-a-mitral-valve-center-of-excellence
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Ahmed El-Eshmawi, Javier G Castillo, Gilbert H L Tang, David H Adams
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Despite the proven superiority of mitral repair over replacement for degenerative mitral disease, mitral valve replacement remains common. Guidelines now recommend referral of patients, particularly those whom are asymptomatic, to valve centers of excellence, although criteria that define such centers remain to be established. The purpose of this review is to define the structure of a mitral center of excellence and to review current clinical outcomes which are possible in such a center...
January 10, 2018: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328926/dna-damage-associated-oligodendrocyte-degeneration-precedes-amyloid-pathology-and-contributes-to-alzheimer-s-and-dementia
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Kai-Hei Tse, Aifang Cheng, Fulin Ma, Karl Herrup
INTRODUCTION: In looking for novel non-amyloid-based etiologies for Alzheimer's disease, we explore the hypothesis that age-related myelin loss is an attractive explanation for age-associated cognitive decline and dementia. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of data in the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center database accompanied by quantitative histopathology of myelin and oligodendrocytes (OLs) in frontal cortices of 24 clinically characterized individuals...
January 9, 2018: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326851/recent-advancements-in-gene-therapy-for-hereditary-retinal-dystrophies
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REVIEW
Ayşe Öner
Hereditary retinal dystrophies (HRDs) are degenerative diseases of the retina which have marked clinical and genetic heterogeneity. Common presentations among these disorders include night or colour blindness, tunnel vision, and subsequent progression to complete blindness. The known causative disease genes have a variety of developmental and functional roles, with mutations in more than 120 genes shown to be responsible for the phenotypes. In addition, mutations within the same gene have been shown to cause different disease phenotypes, even amongst affected individuals within the same family, highlighting further levels of complexity...
December 2017: Turkish Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324589/percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-with-and-without-jejunal-extension-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Martha M Kirstein, Sonja Körner, Andrea Schneider, Michael P Manns, Susanne Petri, Torsten Voigtländer
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal degenerative disease of the motor nervous system, which is associated with severe loss of weight. Enteral nutrition through percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) or percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy with jejunal extension (PEG-J) is generally recommended upon disease progression. There is no standard endoscopic method that should preferentially be performed. The aim of this study was to compare the number of adverse events, complication-free survival (CFS), and overall survival (OS) in patients who received PEG or PEG-J...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322911/comparison-of-lumbar-pedicular-dynamic-stabilisation-systems-versus-fusion-for-the-treatment-of-lumbar-degenerative-disc-disease-a-meta-analysis
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Y-J Huang, S-J Zhao, Q Zhang, L-M Nong, N-W Xu
This study aimed to systematically compare the safety, effectiveness and radiological changes after lumbar pedicular dynamic stabilisation systems and fusion to treat lumbar degenerative disc disease . All studies that were performed to compare various lumbar pedicular dynamic stabilisation systems with any lumbar fusion to treat lumbar degenerative disc disease and were published until April 30, 2015 were acquired through a comprehensive search in various databases. A meta-analysis was performed after the methodological qualities of trials were assessed and after data were extracted...
March 2017: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322313/implantation-of-an-empty-polyetheretherketone-cage-in-anterior-cervical-discectomy-and-fusion-a-prospective-randomised-controlled-study-with-2%C3%A2-years-follow-up
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Shang-Wen Feng, Ming-Chau Chang, Po-Hsin Chou, Hsi-Hsien Lin, Shih-Tien Wang, Chien-Lin Liu
PURPOSE: To compare the clinical outcomes, radiographic results and fusion rate of ACDF between empty PEEK cages and PEEK cages packed with β-tricalcium phosphate. METHODS: Forty-five patients were prospectively enrolled with cervical degenerative disc disease who requiring ACDF with a PEEK cage. 23 patients were randomised to the study group (empty cages) and 22 patients were in the control group (cages filled with β-tricalcium phosphate). Both patient groups were fixed with a cervical locking plate...
January 10, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322311/minimally-invasive-transforaminal-lumbar-interbody-fusion-with-unilateral-pedicle-screw-fixation-unilif-morbidity-clinical-and-radiological-2-year-outcomes-of-a-66-patient-prospective-series
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H Giorgi, R Prebet, R Andriantsimiavona, P Tropiano, B Blondel, H F Parent
PURPOSE: To assess clinical and radiological outcomes at 2-year follow-up of one-level minimally invasive transforaminal interbody fusion with unilateral pedicle screw fixation (UNILIF) in the treatment of stable lumbar degenerative diseases. METHODS: From January 1, 2012 to January 31, 2013, we prospectively collected clinical and radiological data on patients with stable degenerative lumbar disease managed by UNILIF in a single institution. Preoperatively and at 2 years, we recorded ODI, SF-12, Quebec and VAS...
January 10, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321650/rna-seq-analysis-and-comparison-of-corneal-epithelium-in-keratoconus-and-myopia-patients
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Jingjing You, Susan M Corley, Li Wen, Chris Hodge, Roland Höllhumer, Michele C Madigan, Marc R Wilkins, Gerard Sutton
Keratoconus is a common degenerative corneal disease that can lead to significant visual morbidity, and both genetic and environmental factors have been implicated in its pathogenesis. We compared the transcriptome of keratoconus and control epithelium using RNA-Seq. Epithelial tissues were obtained prior to surgery from keratoconus and myopia control patients, undergoing collagen cross-linking and photorefractive keratectomy, respectively. We identified major differences in keratoconus linked to cell-cell communication, cell signalling and cellular metabolism...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321211/pathophysiology-of-degenerative-mitral-regurgitation-new-3-dimensional-imaging-insights
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Clemence Antoine, Francesca Mantovani, Giovanni Benfari, Sunil V Mankad, Joseph F Maalouf, Hector I Michelena, Maurice Enriquez-Sarano
Despite its high prevalence, little is known about mechanisms of mitral regurgitation in degenerative mitral valve disease apart from the leaflet prolapse itself. Mitral valve is a complex structure, including mitral annulus, mitral leaflets, papillary muscles, chords, and left ventricular walls. All these structures are involved in physiological and pathological functioning of this valvuloventricular complex but up to now were difficult to analyze because of inherent limitations of 2-dimensional imaging. The advent of 3-dimensional echocardiography, computed tomography, and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging overcoming these limitations provides new insights into mechanistic analysis of degenerative mitral regurgitation...
January 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320615/an-intervertebral-disc-whole-organ-culture-system-to-investigate-proinflammatory-and-degenerative-disc-disease-condition
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Gernot Lang, Yishan Liu, Janna Geries, Zhiyu Zhou, David Kubosch, Norbert Südkamp, R Geoff Richards, Mauro Alini, Sibylle Grad, Zhen Li
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the effect of different disease initiators of degenerative disc disease (DDD) within an intervertebral disc (IVD) organ culture system, and to understand the interplay between inflammation and degeneration in the early stage of DDD. DESIGN: Bovine caudal IVDs were cultured within a bioreactor for up to 11 days. Control group was cultured under physiological loading (0.02-0.2 MPa; 0.2 Hz; 2h/day) and high glucose (4...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318973/relevance-of-follow-up-in-patients-with-core-clinical-criteria-for-alzheimer-disease-and-normal-csf-biomarkers
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Olivier Vercruysse, Claire Paquet, Audrey Gabelle, Xavier Delbeuck, Frederic Blanc, David Wallon, Julien Dumurgier, Eloi Magnin, Olivier Martinaud, Barbara Jung, Olivier Bousiges, Sylvain Lehmann, Constance Delaby, Muriel Quillard-Murain, Katell Peoc'h, Jean-Louis Laplanche, Elodie Bouaziz-Amar, Didier Hannequin, Bernard Sablonniere, Luc Buee, Jacques Hugon, Susanna Schraen, Florence Pasquier, Stephanie Bombois
BACKGROUND: Few patients with a normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarker profile fulfill the clinical criteria for Alzheimer disease (AD). OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis of misdiagnoses for these patients. METHOD: Patients from the e-PLM centers fulfilling the core clinical criteria for probable AD dementia or mild cognitive impairment due to AD (AD-MCI), with normal CSF A1-42, T-tau and P-tau biomarkers and clinical follow-up, were included...
January 9, 2018: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29318449/reduction-oxidation-redox-system-in-radiation-induced-normal-tissue-injury-molecular-mechanisms-and-implications-in-radiation-therapeutics
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REVIEW
R Yahyapour, E Motevaseli, A Rezaeyan, H Abdollahi, B Farhood, M Cheki, S Rezapoor, D Shabeeb, A E Musa, M Najafi, V Villa
Every year, millions of cancer patients undergo radiation therapy for treating and destroying abnormal cell growths within normal cell environmental conditions. Thus, ionizing radiation can have positive therapeutic effects on cancer cells as well as post-detrimental effects on surrounding normal tissues. Previous studies in the past years have proposed that the reduction and oxidation metabolism in cells changes in response to ionizing radiation and has a key role in radiation toxicity to normal tissue. Free radicals generated from ionizing radiation result in upregulation of cyclooxygenases (COXs), nitric oxide synthase (NOSs), lipoxygenases (LOXs) as well as nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide phosphate oxidase (NADPH oxidase), and their effected changes in mitochondrial functions are markedly noticeable...
January 9, 2018: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317848/traumatic-osteoarthritis-induced-persistent-mechanical-hyperalgesia-in-a-rat-model-of-anterior-cruciate-ligament-transection-plus-a-medial-meniscectomy
#16
Hsiao-Chien Tsai, Ta-Liang Chen, Yu-Pin Chen, Ruei-Ming Chen
Background: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease characterized by progressive cartilage degeneration, subchondral bone changes, osteophyte formation, and synovitis. A major symptom is pain that is triggered by peripheral and central changes within the pain pathways. Some surgery-induced joint instability rat models of OA were described to mimic traumatic OA. Several behavioral tests were developed to access OA-induced pain. However, follow-up in most studies usually only occurred for about 4 weeks...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317260/growth-factor-delivery-strategies-for-rotator-cuff-repair-and-regeneration
#17
Anupama Prabhath, Varadraj N Vernekar, Enid Sanchez, Cato T Laurencin
The high incidence of degenerative tears and prevalence of retears (20-95%) after surgical repair makes rotator cuff injuries a significant health problem. This high retear rate is attributed to the failure of the repaired tissue to regenerate the native tendon-to-bone insertion (enthesis). Biological augmentation of surgical repair such as autografts, allografts, and xenografts are confounded by donor site morbidity, immunogenicity, and disease transmission, respectively. In contrast, these risks may be alleviated via growth factor therapy, which can actively influence the healing environment to promote functional repair...
January 6, 2018: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317059/pathophysiological-significance-of-protein-hydrophobic-interactions-an-emerging-hypothesis
#18
Marek Kieliszek, Boguslaw Lipinski
Fibrinogen is a unique protein that is converted into an insoluble fibrin in a single enzymatic event, which is a characteristic feature of fibrinogen due to its susceptibility to fibrinolytic degradation and dissolution. Although thrombosis is a result of activated blood coagulation, no explanation is being offered for the persistent presence of fibrin deposits in the affected organs. A classic example is stroke, in which the thrombolytic therapy is effective only during the first 3-4 h after the onset of thrombosis...
January 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315121/cervical-total-disk-arthroplasty
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Timothy T Roberts, Ryan J Filler, Jason W Savage, Edward C Benzel
In the United States, cervical total disk arthroplasty (TDA) is US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved for use in both 1 and 2-level constructions for cervical disk disease resulting in myelopathy and/or radiculopathy. TDA designs vary in form, function, material composition, and even performance in vivo. However, the therapeutic goals are the same: to remove the painful degenerative/damaged elements of the intervertebral discoligamenous joint complex, to preserve or restore the natural range of spinal motion, and to mitigate stresses on adjacent spinal segments, thereby theoretically limiting adjacent segment disease (ASDis)...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315119/cervical-artificial-disc-replacement-with-discover-prosthesis-does-not-reduce-the-midterm-risk-of-heterotopic-ossification-results-of-a-cohort-study
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Jinhao Miao, Ye Shen, Chao Li, Lei Fang, Lei Zhang, Xiangyi Zhang, Yiman Li, Yong Kuang
STUDY DESIGN: A prospective cohort study with 79 patients. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the midterm incidence of heterotopic ossification (HO) after cervical artificial disc replacement with Discover prosthesis in treatment of cervical degenerative disc disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of 79 patients with 102 Discover prostheses (56 monosegment and 23 bisegments) was evaluated. Clinical and radiographic follow-up was performed. The performance of HO of the operative segments was assessed annually after the operation for 4 years...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
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