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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048850/-stable-isotope-labeling-and-parallel-reaction-monitoring-based-proteomic-quantification-for-biomarker-screening-and-validation-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Sulan Wang, Huaping Gao, Jing Zhang, Xiang Ye
Liver cancer is the fifth most common cancer with extremely low five year survival rate. Early diagnosis is of great importance for cancer therapy. In this work, stable isotope labeling-based relative quantitative proteomics and parallel reaction monitoring-based target proteomics were combined for cancer biomarker screening and validation. By using this strategy, 70 significantly changed proteins in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues were obtained, among which seven proteins were further validated. The validated proteins contain the clinically used hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) biomarker alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and the reported biomarker candidates Heat shock protein HSP 90-beta (HSP90), fatty acid-binding protein, epidermal (FABP5) and alcohol dehydrogenase 4 (ADH4), which demonstrated the robustness of the strategy...
September 8, 2017: Se Pu, Chinese Journal of Chromatography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045749/immune-checkpoint-inhibitor-related-myocarditis
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Kazuko Tajiri, Kazutaka Aonuma, Ikuo Sekine
Immune checkpoint inhibitors have demonstrated significant clinical benefit in many cancers. The clinical benefit afforded by these treatments can be accompanied by a unique and distinct spectrum of adverse events. Recently, several fatal cases of immune checkpoint inhibitor-related myocarditis were reported. Although its frequency is comparatively lower than that of other immune-related adverse events, myocarditis can lead to circulatory collapse and lethal ventricular arrhythmia. Immune checkpoints, cytotoxic T-lymphocyte antigen 4 (CTLA-4) and programmed cell death protein 1 (PD-1), play important roles in establishing peripheral tolerance to the heart...
October 17, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040243/toxic-shock-syndrome-still-a-timely-diagnosis
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Kira L Gossack-Keenan, April J Kam
BACKGROUND: Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is an acute, severe, toxin-mediated disease, characterized by fever, hypotension, and multiorgan system involvement. Toxic shock syndrome has made headlines because of its high associated morbidity and mortality rate in previously healthy young females. Incidence peaked in the early 1980s owing to increased usage of ultra-absorbent tampons. After improved patient education and tampon labeling, the incidence of menstrual TSS has declined. CASE: A previously healthy 14-year-old girl presented to an urgent care center with a 2-day history of fever, erythematous maculopapular rash, vomiting, diarrhea, and malaise...
October 16, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039623/the-challenge-of-takotsubo-syndrome-heterogeneity-of-clinical-features
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Susanne Anna Schlossbauer, Jelena-Rima Ghadri, Frank Scherff, Christian Templin
Takotsubo syndrome (TTS) was first described in 1991 as a rare, spontaneous and completely reversible left ventricular regional systolic dysfunction. Today the incidence of TTS is estimated at 2% in patients with an initial diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Notably, the incidence can be as high as 5.9 to 7.5% in female patients. TTS occurs predominantly in postmenopausal women, but both sexes may be affected, at any age. Acute chest pain or dyspnoea is a characteristic symptom of TTS, but initial presentation can also include more severe disease manifestation such as acute heart failure with pulmonary oedema or haemodynamic instability, especially in an in-hospital setting...
October 17, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039553/proteomic-analysis-of-serum-deprivation-in-tongue-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Junfeng Zhang, Wei Dong, Yufen Meng, Miao Jiang, Zhen Zhan
The occurrence of tongue squamous cell carcinoma (TSCC) is closely correlated with serum components; however, the detailed mechanism remains to be fully elucidated. Proteomic analysis contributed to the discovery of potential biomarkers and provided an insight into TSCC at a molecular level. The present study investigated the effect of serum deprivation on the Tca‑8113 TSCC cell line through protein profiling using two‑dimensional gel electrophoresis and mass spectrometry, with the aim of improving TSCC diagnosis...
October 17, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037929/severe-sepsis-and-acute-myocardial-dysfunction-in-an-adolescent-with-chlamydia-trachomatis-pelvic-inflammatory-disease-a-case-report
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Ashley M Morgan, R Claire Roden, Steven C Matson, Grant M Wallace, Hannah L H Lange, Andrea E Bonny
BACKGROUND: Although generally asymptomatic, severe Chlamydia trachomatis (C. trachomatis) infections have been documented. C. trachomatis has been associated with both myocarditis and sepsis. CASE: A 19-year-old female with type 1 diabetes mellitus developed sudden-onset mental status change and shock after resolution of diabetic ketoacidosis. Abdominal and pelvic imaging demonstrated uterine and adnexal inflammation, and pelvic exam confirmed a diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035976/the-impact-of-obesity-on-mortality-and-other-outcomes-in-patients-with-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-in-the-united-states
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Marwan S Abougergi, Heather Peluso, Chebli Mrad, John R Saltzman
GOALS: To quantify in patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (NVUGIH) the relationship between obesity and mortality, disease severity, treatment modalities, and resource utilization. BACKGROUND: NVUGIH is the most common gastrointestinal emergency. STUDY: Adults with a principal diagnosis of NVUGIH were selected from the 2014 National Inpatient Sample. The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality. Secondary outcomes were hemorrhagic shock, prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV), upper endoscopy [esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)], radiologic treatment, surgery, length of hospital stay (LOS), and total hospitalization costs and charges...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035890/biocharacterization-of-heat-shock-protein-90-in-acetaminophen-treated-livers-without-conspicuous-drug-induced-liver-injury
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Ka Wu, Chao Guo, Min Su, Xinmou Wu, Rong Li
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Acetaminophen (APAP) refers to a medication used to manage pain and fever symptoms. Heat shock protein 90 (Hsp90) is to be expressed during various stresses, such as wound healing and tissue remodeling. Recently, it is discovered that Hsp90 is a potential modifier of cytogenesis. In comparison to clinical references of liver damage, this study was designed to assess the potential bioeffect of Hsp90 in APAP-treated livers without conspicuous drug induced liver injury (DILI)...
October 16, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033819/an-unusual-presentation-of-pyoderma-gangrenosum-leading-to-systemic-inflammatory-response-syndrome
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Ali Didan, Alan Donnelly, Hock Chua
This is a report of an atypical presentation of pyoderma gangrenosum (PG) in a 26-year-old male who had a negative septic screen. The patient had a life-threatening presentation requiring an intensive care unit (ICU) admission for vasopressor support. It was thought that the likely cause of circulatory collapse was an overwhelming cytokine reaction or systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) secondary to extensive PG lesions rather than septic shock. The patient presented with multiple large ulcers, the largest being 4 cm in diameter on the central chest...
September 2017: Case Reports in Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029362/altered-tdp-43-dependent-splicing-in-hspb8-related-distal-hereditary-motor-neuropathy-and-myofibrillar-myopathy
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Andrea Cortese, Matilde Laurà, Carlo Casali, Ichizo Nishino, Yukiko K Hayashi, Stefania Magri, Franco Taroni, Cristiana Stuani, Paola Saveri, Maurizio Moggio, Michela Ripolone, A Prelle, C Pisciotta, A Sagnelli, Anna Pichiecchio, Mary M Reilly, Emanuele Buratti, Davide Pareyson
INTRODUCTION: Mutations in the small heat shock protein 22 gene (HSPB8) have been associated with Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 2L, distal hereditary motor neuropathy (dHMN) type IIa and, more recently, distal myopathy/myofibrillar myopathy (MFM) with protein aggregates and TDP-43 inclusions. OBJECTIVE: To report a novel family with HSPB8 (K141E) -related dHMN/MFM and to investigate, in a patient muscle biopsy, whether the presence of protein aggregates was paralleled by altered TDP-43 function...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026893/descending-necrotizing-mediastinitis-after-a-trigger-point-injection
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Jae Young Choe, Jong Kun Kim, Dong Eun Lee, Kang Suk Seo, Jung Bae Park, Mi Jin Lee, Hyun Wook Ryoo, Jae Yun Ahn, Sungbae Moon
Descending necrotizing mediastinitis (DNM) is a rare form of mediastinal infection. Most cases are associated with esophageal rupture. DNM after a trigger point injection in the upper trapezius has not been described previously. We present a case of DNM after a trigger point injection in the upper trapezius. A 70-year-old man visited the emergency department with chest discomfort and fever after a trigger point injection in the left upper trapezius. Chest computed tomography showed evidence of DNM, and antibiotic therapy was immediately administered intravenously...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026736/giant-duplication-cyst-presenting-as-a-discharging-umbilicus
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Ravi Kumar Garg, Monika Bawa, Katragadda Lakshmi Narasimha Rao
Alimentary tract duplication cysts are rare congenital anomalies, most commonly located in the ileum, but may present anywhere from mouth to anus.Clinically, they may be asymptomatic, incidentally diagnosed or may present with obstruction, volvulus, intussusception or gastrointestinal bleed. Here we report a case of a one year old male child presenting in gasping state and shock. Despite the initial strong suspicion of Meckel's diverticulum and tubercular abdomen, the final diagnosis remained elusive till exploratory laparotomy was performed which revealed a duplication cyst of ileum with perforation into the umbilicus...
September 2017: Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023986/evaluation-of-short-and-long-term-efficacy-of-chemoradiotherapy-for-advanced-cervical-cancer-using-hsp70-protein-combined-with-multimodal-mri
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Yun-Xiang Qi, Kun Liu, Jun Yin, Lu Li
This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of chemoradiotherapy for advanced cervical cancer using heat shock protein 70 (HSP70) combined with multimodal MRI. The protein expressions of HSP70 in biopsy specimens obtained from 101 patients with cervical cancer were detected by immunohistochemistry. Plain MRI scan, DWI, DCE-MR and MRS were performed before and after a period of six months of chemoradiotherapy. All patients were assigned into the complete response (CR) and partial response (PR) groups. HSP70 protein expression, tumor diameter and tumor volume were lower in the CR group than in the PR group...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023361/procalcitonin-and-mr-proadrenomedullin-combination-with-sofa-and-qsofa-scores-for-sepsis-diagnosis-and-prognosis-a-diagnostic-algorithm
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Silvia Spoto, Eleonora Cella, Marina de Cesaris, Luciana Locorriere, Silvia Mazzaroppi, Edoardo Nobile, Arcangela M Lanotte, Lucia Pedicino, Marta Fogolari, Sebastiano Costantino, Giordano Dicuonzo, Massimo Ciccozzi, Silvia Angeletti
PURPOSE: The third Consensus Definitions for Sepsis and Septic Shock (Sepsis-3) defined sepsis as an organ dysfunction consequent to infection. A SOFA score ≥2 identifies sepsis. In this study, PCT and MR-proADM were evaluated along with SOFA and qSOFA scores in patients with sepsis or septic shock. METHODS: One hundred and nine septic patients and 50 patients with non-infectious disease admitted at the Department of Internal Medicine and General Surgery of the University Hospital Campus Bio-Medico of Rome were enrolled...
October 11, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019055/psychological-distress-and-coping-strategies-among-women-with-incurable-lung-cancer-a-qualitative-study
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Yu-Chien Liao, Wei-Yu Liao, Jia-Ling Sun, Jen-Chung Ko, Chong-Jen Yu
PURPOSE: Limited research has focused on women with lung cancer (LC) although they are recognized as the most vulnerable to psychological distress. This study explored in-depth the psychological distress experienced by women with incurable LC and analyzed the coping strategies with which they manage that distress. METHODS: A qualitative methodology with in-depth interviews was employed for 34 women with advanced or recurrent LC. An inductive data-driven thematic analysis was applied to analyze transcripts...
October 10, 2017: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016311/case-report-severe-imported-influenza-infections-developed-during-travel-in-reunion-island
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Jérôme Allyn, Elise Brottet, Emmanuel Antok, Laurence Dangers, Romain Persichini, Nathalie Coolen-Allou, Bénédicte Roquebert, Nicolas Allou, David Vandroux
We report two cases of severe influenza infection imported by tourist patients from their country of origin and developed during travel. While studies have reported cases of influenza infections acquired during travel, here we examine two cases of severe influenza infection contracted in the country of origin that led to diagnosis and therapeutic problems in the destination country. No international recommendation exists concerning influenza vaccination before travel, and few countries recommend it for all travelers...
October 2, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28989879/root-cause-analysis-of-diabetic-ketoacidosis-admissions-at-a-tertiary-referral-pediatric-emergency-department-in-north-india
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Muralidharan Jayashree, Rohit Sasidharan, Sunit Singhi, Karthi Nallasamy, Mullai Baalaaji
OBJECTIVES: To identify system-based factors contributing to Emergency Department (ED) admissions of children with diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) and related complications with emphasis on parental and physician awareness and prereferral management. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective observational root cause analysis study of all consecutive admissions of children with DKA to pediatric ED of a tertiary care referral hospital in northern India over a period of 1 year (July 2010-June 2011)...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986814/effect-of-shen-fu-injection-on-hemodynamics-in-early-volume-resuscitation-treated-septic-shock-patients
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Kai-Liang Fan, Jun-Hui Wang, Li Kong, Fei-Hu Zhang, Hao Hao, Hao Zhao, Zheng-Yun Tian, Ming-Xin Yin, Hua Fang, Hui-Hui Yang, Yang Liu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the hemodynamic effect of Shen-Fu Injection (, SFI) in early volume resuscitation treated septic shock patients by monitoring pulse indicator continuous cardiac output (PICCO). METHODS: All septic shock patients admitted in the Intensive Care Unit of the Affiliated Hospital of Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine from January 1st, 2014 to December 31th, 2015, were reviewed, and totally 65 were enrolled in this study. They were assigned to SFI group (33 cases) and control group (32 cases)...
October 6, 2017: Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28985612/a-dual-marker-label-free-electrochemical-assay-for-flavivirus-dengue-diagnosis
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Adriano Santos, Paulo R Bueno, Jason J Davis
Dengue is a RNA viral illness of the genus Flavivirus which can cause, depending on the pervasiveness of the infection, hemorrhagic dengue fever or dengue shock syndrome. Herein we present an electrochemical label free approach enabling the rapid sensitive quantification of NS1 and IgG (supporting an ability to distinguish primary and secondary infections). Using a bifunctional SAM containing PEG moieties and a tethered redox thiol, both markers are detectable across clinically relevant levels by label free impedance derived redox capacitance...
September 12, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984763/epidemic-hemorrhagic-fever-complicated-with-late-pregnancy-a-case-report
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Xiao-Li Liu, Dong Hao, Xiao-Zhi Wang, Tao Wang, Feng Lu, Weili Liu, Bingjie Lv, Chang-Jun Lv
RATIONALE: Hantaviruses cause two forms of diseases in humans, namely hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Hantavirus infections can occur in pregnant women, and could influence the maternal and fetal outcomes, although this is a rare finding, even in endemic areas. PATIENT CONCERNS: In this report, we describe anunusual case involving a pregnant woman with HFRS who was in a state of shock. DIAGNOSES: Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and septic shock...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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