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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150915/epidemiology-of-rhdv2-lagovirus-europaeus-gi-2-in-free-living-wild-european-rabbits-in-portugal
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C Rouco, J Abrantes, A Serronha, A M Lopes, E Maio, M J Magalhães, E Blanco, J Bárcena, P J Esteves, N Santos, P C Alves, P Monterroso
As the detection of the first outbreak of a novel aetiological agent of rabbit haemorrhagic disease commonly called RHDV2 or RHDVb (Lagovirus europaeus/GI.2, henceforth GI.2) in France in 2010, the virus rapidly spread throughout continental Europe and nearby islands such as Great Britain, Sardinia, Sicily, the Azores and the Canary Islands among others. The outbreaks of this new lagovirus cause important economic losses in rabbitries, and ecological disruptions by affecting the conservation of rabbit-sensitive top predators...
November 17, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149056/characterization-of-ovine-a3z1-restriction-properties-against-small-ruminant-lentiviruses-srlvs
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Lorena de Pablo-Maiso, Idoia Glaria, Helena Crespo, Estanislao Nistal-Villán, Valgerdur Andrésdóttir, Damián de Andrés, Beatriz Amorena, Ramsés Reina
Intrinsic factors of the innate immune system include the apolipoprotein B editing enzyme catalytic polypeptide-like 3 (APOBEC3) protein family. APOBEC3 inhibits replication of different virus families by cytosine deamination of viral DNA and a not fully characterized cytosine deamination-independent mechanism. Sheep are susceptible to small ruminant lentivirus (SRLVs) infection and contain three APOBEC3 genes encoding four proteins (A3Z1, Z2, Z3 and Z2-Z3) with yet not deeply described antiviral properties...
November 17, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148024/blue-planet-dialysis-novel-water-sparing-strategies-for-reducing-dialysate-flow
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Alejandra Molano-Triviño, Benjamin Wancjer, Mauro M Neri, Akash N Karopadi, Mitchell Rosner, Claudio Ronco
INTRODUCTION: Hemodialysis (HD) is an expensive therapy in economic and in ecological terms, owing to a high carbon footprint and significant consumption of natural sources, especially water. Our aim was to review strategies to diminish waste of water in maintenance dialysis, exploring previously described water reuse trends and less known strategies for reducing the dialysate flow. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of water-sparing strategies, including the reuse of reverse osmosis rejected water and the reduction of dialysate flux...
November 8, 2017: International Journal of Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145829/effect-of-a-rare-genetic-variant-of-tm7sf4-gene-on-osteoclasts-of-patients-with-paget-s-disease-of-bone
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Emilie Laurier, Nathalie Amiable, Edith Gagnon, Jacques P Brown, Laëtitia Michou
BACKGROUND: Dendritic Cell-Specific Transmembrane Protein (DC-STAMP) is involved in osteoclastogenesis with a key role in mononucleated osteoclasts fusion. We reported in patients with Paget's disease of bone (PDB) a rare variant (rs62620995) in the TM7SF4 gene, encoding for DC-STAMP, which changes a highly conserved amino acid, possibly damaging according to in silico predictions. This study aimed at determining the functional effects of this variant on osteoclast phenotype in PDB. METHODS: Fifty ml of peripheral blood were collected in pagetic patients carrier of this variant (n = 4) or not (n = 4) and healthy controls (n = 4)...
November 16, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142496/precipitous-resolution-of-type-a-intramural-hematoma-with-medical-management-in-a-patient-with-metastatic-stage-4-renal-cell-carcinoma
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Camilo A Velasquez, Syed Usman Bin Mahmood, Mohammad A Zafar, Adam J Brownstein, Ayman Saeyeldin, Bulat A Ziganshin, John A Elefteriades
Intramural hematoma (IMH) is a variant form of aortic dissection characterized by involvement of the aortic media without the presence of an overt intimal flap. Surgical extirpation is the standard of care for type-A IMH in the Western world. However, a conservative approach with anti-impulse therapy has been advocated especially in Japan as a viable alternative. Here, we report a case of an elderly male patient with a history of metastatic stage 4 renal cell carcinoma who was treated with anti-impulse therapy for an acute type-A IMH...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138119/thrombospondin-4-in-tissue-remodeling
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Olga Stenina-Adognravi, Edward F Plow
Thrombospondin-4 (TSP-4) belongs to the thrombospondin protein family that consists of five highly homologous members. A number of novel functions have been recently assigned to TSP-4 in cardiovascular and nervous systems, inflammation, cancer, and the motor unit, which have attracted attention to this extracellular matrix (ECM) protein. These newly discovered functions set TSP-4 apart from other thrombospondins. For example, TSP-4 promotes angiogenesis while other TSPs either prevent it or have no effect on new blood vessel growth; TSP-4 reduces fibrosis and collagen production while TSP-1 and TSP-2 promote fibrosis in several organs; unlike other TSPs, TSP-4 appears to have some structural functions in ECM...
November 11, 2017: Matrix Biology: Journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136651/structural-basis-of-glycan-specificity-of-p-19-vp8-implications-for-rotavirus-zoonosis-and-evolution
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Yang Liu, Shenyuan Xu, Andrew L Woodruff, Ming Xia, Ming Tan, Michael A Kennedy, Xi Jiang
Recognition of specific cell surface glycans, mediated by the VP8* domain of the spike protein VP4, is the essential first step in rotavirus (RV) infection. Due to lack of direct structural information of virus-ligand interactions, the molecular basis of ligand-controlled host ranges of the major human RVs (P[8] and P[4]) in P[II] genogroup remains unknown. Here, through characterization of a minor P[II] RV (P[19]) that can infect both animals (pigs) and humans, we made an important advance to fill this knowledge gap by solving the crystal structures of the P[19] VP8* in complex with its ligands...
November 14, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135139/-laparoscopic-transperitoneal-adrenalectomy
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B G Guliev, B K Komyakov, D V Semenov
AIM: To analyze the results of laparoscopic adrenalectomy (LAE) in patients with adrenal gland tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From 2011 to 2016, 24 patients (15 men, 9 women), mean age 49.6 +/- 8.2 years, underwent LAE. The right, left and bilateral LAE was performed in 12, 10 and 2 patients, respectively. Indications for surgery were mainly primary and metastatic adrenal tumors. The operations were performed using a transperitoneal 4-port approach. RESULTS: Twenty six LAE were successfully performed in 24 patients...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134255/identification-of-generic-and-pathogen-specific-cord-blood-monocyte-transcriptomes-reveals-a-largely-conserved-response-in-preterm-and-term-newborn-infants
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Emma de Jong, David G Hancock, Julie Hibbert, Christine Wells, Peter Richmond, Karen Simmer, David Burgner, Tobias Strunk, Andrew J Currie
Escherichia coli and Staphylococcus epidermidis are predominant causes of neonatal sepsis, particularly affecting preterm infants. Susceptibility to infection has been attributed to "immature" innate monocyte defences, but no studies have assessed global transcriptional responses of neonatal monocytes to these pathogens. Here, we aimed to identify and characterise the neonatal monocyte transcriptional responses to E. coli and S. epidermidis and the role of common modifiers such as gestational age (GA) and exposure to chorioamnionitis (a common complication of preterm birth) to better understand early life innate immune responses...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133203/expression-and-functional-characterization-of-tachykinin-related-peptides-in-the-blood-feeding-bug-rhodnius-prolixus
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A N S Haddad, M S Defferrari, S Hana, S G Szeto, A B Lange
Tachykinins (tachykinin-related peptides, TRPs) are multifunctional neuropeptides that have widespread distribution in the central nervous system (CNS) and in the gastrointestinal tract of many insects, and most have been shown to stimulate contractions of visceral muscles. Invertebrate TRPs carry a characteristic conserved C-terminal pentapeptide (FXGXR-amide) and most of them share some amino acid sequence similarities (approx. 45%) with the vertebrate and mammalian tachykinin family. We have functionally characterized the tachykinins in R...
November 10, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130675/-severe-adverse-pregnancy-outcomes-in-placenta-previa-and-prior-cesarean-delivery
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Mi Zhou, Meng Chen, Li Zhang, Guo-Lin He, Lei He, Qiang Wei, Tao Li, Xing-Hui Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the severe adverse pregnancy outcomes in pregnancies with placenta previa and prior cesarean delivery and its risk factors. METHODS: This retrospective casecontrol study reviewed all pregnancies with placenta previa and prior cesarean delivery delivered by repeat cesarean section in our institution between January 2005 and June 2015,and investigated the incidence of severe adverse pregnancy outcome. A composite of severe adverse pregnancy outcomes (including transfusion of 10 units or more red blood cells,maternal ICU admission,unanticipated injuries,repeat operation,hysterectomy,and maternal death) and other maternal and neonatal outcomes were described...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128673/bi-allelic-irf8-mutation-a-complex-immunodeficiency-syndrome-with-dendritic-cell-deficiency-monocytopenia-and-immune-dysregulation
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Venetia Bigley, Sheetal Maisuria, Urszula Cytlak, Laura Jardine, Matthew A Care, Kile Green, Merry Gunawan, Paul Milne, Rachel Dickinson, Sarah Wiscombe, David Parry, Rainer Doffinger, Arian Laurence, Claudia Fonseca Lic, Oda Stoevesandt, Andrew Gennery, Andrew Cant, Reuben Tooze, A John Simpson, Sophie Hambleton, Sinisa Savic, Gina Doody, Matthew Collin
BACKGROUND: Homozygous K108E mutation of interferon regulatory factor 8 (IRF8) is reported to cause dendritic cell and monocyte deficiency. However, more widespread immune dysfunction is predicted from the multiple roles ascribed to IRF8 in immune cell development and function. OBJECTIVE: We sought to describe the effect on hematopoiesis and immunity of compound heterozygous R83C/ R291Q mutation of IRF8, present in a patient with recurrent viral infection, granulo-proliferation and intracerebral calcification...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125811/does-leukocyte-poor-or-leukocyte-rich-platelet-rich-plasma-applied-with-biopolymers-have-superiority-to-conventional-platelet-rich-plasma-applications-on-chondrocyte-proliferation
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Duygu Yaşar Şirin, İbrahim Yılmaz, Mehmet İsyar, Kadir Öznam, Mahir Mahiroğulları
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to investigate the possible effects of leukocyte concentration in the content of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) and the administration of PRP using a drug delivery system on chondrocyte proliferation in vitro conditions. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Blood from nine male patients (mean age 65 years; range 49 to 81 years) with advanced stage osteoarthritis who had not responded to medical or conservative treatments and underwent total knee arthroplasty was used to prepare two formulations: PRP with low concentration leukocytes (2000-4000 leukocytes/µL) was designated as pure PRP (P-PRP), whereas PRP with high concentration leukocytes (9000-11000 leukocytes/µL) as leukocyte-rich PRP (L-PRP)...
December 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125476/adrenalectomy-was-recommended-for-patients-with-subclinical-cushing-s-syndrome-due-to-adrenal-incidentaloma
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Dong Wang, Zhi-Gang Ji, Han-Zhong Li, Yu-Shi Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether adrenalectomy may improve biochemical and metabolic impairment for patients with subclinical Cushing syndrome (SCS) due to adrenal incidentaloma (AI) compared with conservative management. METHODS: A total of 87 patients with SCS due to AI in Peking Union Medical College Hospital between September 2011 and January 2016 have been treated. Forty-eight patients underwent laparoscopic adrenalectomy (operative group), whereas 39 were managed conservatively (control group)...
October 31, 2017: Cancer Biomarkers: Section A of Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124354/parathyroid-thyroid-and-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve-anatomy-in-an-indian-rhinoceros-rhinoceros-unicornis
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R Udelsman, S B Citino, M Prasad, P I Donovan, D V Fredholm
INTRODUCTION: The parathyroid gland was first identified in the Indian rhinoceros in 1849 by Sir Richard Owen. We performed a necropsy in an Indian rhinoceros, recapitulating Owen's dissection and display what appear to be the initial identification of the recurrent laryngeal nerve in situ and the anatomy and histology of the largest rhinoceros parathyroid glands yet identified. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patrick T. Rhino, a 41-year-old Indian rhinoceros was born in 1974...
November 9, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121886/the-strange-case-of-mr-h-starting-dialysis-at-90%C3%A2-years-of-age-clinical-choices-impact-on-ethical-decisions
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Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Andreea Corina Sofronie, Jean-Philippe Coindre
BACKGROUND: Starting dialysis at an advanced age is a clinical challenge and an ethical dilemma. The advantages of starting dialysis at "extreme" ages are questionable as high dialysis-related morbidity induces a reflection on the cost- benefit ratio of this demanding and expensive treatment in a person that has a short life expectancy. Where clinical advantages are doubtful, ethical analysis can help us reach decisions and find adapted solutions. CASE PRESENTATION: Mr...
November 9, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118772/one-year-conservative-care-using-sodium-bicarbonate-supplementation-is-associated-with-a-decrease-in-electronegative-ldl-in-chronic-kidney-disease-patients-a-pilot-study
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Felipe Rizzetto, Denise Mafra, Ana Beatriz Barra, Gisella Pires de Melo, Dulcinéia Saes Parra Abdalla, Maurilo Leite
Background: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients develop metabolic acidosis when approaching stages 3 and 4, a period in which accelerated atherogenesis may ensue. Studies in vitro show that low pH may increase low-density lipoprotein (LDL) oxidation, suggesting a role for chronic metabolic acidosis in atherosclerosis. The present study attempted to evaluate the effects of conservative care using oral sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) supplementation on the electronegative LDL [LDL(-)], a minimally oxidized LDL, plasma levels in CKD patients...
October 2017: Cardiorenal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118535/rapid-versus-gradual-bladder-decompression-in-acute-urinary-retention
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Mohamed H Etafy, Fatma H Saleh, Cervando Ortiz-Vanderdys, Alaa Hamada, Alaa M Refaat, Mohamed Abdel Aal, Hazem Deif, Maher Gawish, Ashraf H Abdellatif, Khaled Gadalla
Objective: To demonstrate a benefit in diminished adverse events such as hypotension and hematuria with gradual drainage of the bladder when compared to rapid decompression in patients with acute urinary retention (AUR) due to benign prostatic hyperplasia in a case-control study. Methods: Sixty-two patients matched our selection criteria presenting with AUR. They were divided into two groups - the first was managed by rapid drainage of the bladder, the second was managed by gradual drainage through a urethral catheter (The first 100 mL immediately evacuated, then the rest evacuated gradually over 2 h)...
October 2017: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113597/antigenicity-immunogenicity-and-protective-efficacy-of-a-conserved-leishmania-hypothetical-protein-against-visceral-leishmaniasis
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Daniel S Dias, Vívian T Martins, Patrícia A F Ribeiro, Fernanda F Ramos, Daniela P Lage, Grasiele S V Tavares, Débora V C Mendonça, Miguel A Chávez-Fumagalli, Jamil S Oliveira, Eduardo S Silva, Dawidson A Gomes, Michele A Rodrigues, Mariana C Duarte, Alexsandro S Galdino, Daniel Menezes-Souza, Eduardo A F Coelho
In this study, a Leishmania hypothetical protein, LiHyS, was evaluated regarding its antigenicity, immunogenicity and protective efficacy against visceral leishmaniasis (VL). Regarding antigenicity, immunoblottings and an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using human and canine sera showed high sensitivity and specificity values for the recombinant protein (rLiHyS) in the diagnosis of VL. When evaluating the immunogenicity of LiHyS, which is possibly located in the parasite's flagellar pocket, proliferative assays using peripheral blood mononuclear cells from healthy subjects or VL patients showed a high proliferative index in both individuals, when compared to the results obtained using rA2 or unstimulated cultures...
November 8, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112863/the-liver
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Elijah Trefts, Maureen Gannon, David H Wasserman
The liver is a critical hub for numerous physiological processes. These include macronutrient metabolism, blood volume regulation, immune system support, endocrine control of growth signaling pathways, lipid and cholesterol homeostasis, and the breakdown of xenobiotic compounds, including many current drugs. Processing, partitioning, and metabolism of macronutrients provide the energy needed to drive the aforementioned processes and are therefore among the liver's most critical functions. Moreover, the liver's capacities to store glucose in the form of glycogen, with feeding, and assemble glucose via the gluconeogenic pathway, in response to fasting, are critical...
November 6, 2017: Current Biology: CB
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