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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431568/a-case-report-of-severe-calciphylaxis-suggested-approach-for-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Margret Patecki, Gabriele Lehmann, Jan Hinrich Bräsen, Jessica Schmitz, Anna Bertram, Lars Daniel Berthold, Hermann Haller, Wilfried Gwinner
BACKGROUND: Calciphylaxis is a serious complication in patients with chronic kidney disease associated mineral and bone disorder. It can occur in conditions with low and high bone turnover. So far, there are no definite diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines which may prevent the devastating outcome in many calciphylaxis patients. We report a case which clearly illustrates that knowledge of the underlying bone disorder is essential for a directed treatment. Based on this experience we discuss a systematic diagnostic and therapeutic approach in patients with calciphylaxis...
April 21, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415331/transition-radiation-at-the-boundary-of-a-chiral-isotropic-medium
#2
Sergey N Galyamin, Andrey V Tyukhtin, Anton A Peshkov
This study analyzes the radiation produced by a point charge intersecting the interface between a vacuum and a chiral isotropic medium. We deduce analytical expressions for the Fourier components of an electromagnetic field in both vacuum and medium for arbitrary charge velocity. The main focus is on investigating the far field in a vacuum. The distinguishing feature of the interface with a chiral isotropic medium is that the field in the vacuum area contains both copolarization (coinciding with the polarization of the self-field of a charge) and cross-polarization (orthogonal to the polarization of the self-field)...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402528/macrovascular-decompression-of-the-brainstem-and-cranial-nerves-evolution-of-an-anteromedial-vertebrobasilar-artery-transposition-technique
#3
Omar Choudhri, Ian D Connolly, Michael T Lawton
BACKGROUND: Tortuous and dolichoectatic vertebrobasilar arteries can impinge on the brainstem and cranial nerves to cause compression syndromes. Transposition techniques are often required to decompress the brainstem with dolichoectatic pathology. We describe our evolution of an anteromedial transposition technique and its efficacy in decompressing the brainstem and relieving symptoms. OBJECTIVE: To present the anteromedial vertebrobasilar artery transposition technique for macrovascular decompression of the brainstem and cranial nerves...
April 11, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379577/new-research-perspectives-from-a-novel-approach-to-quantify-tracheid-wall-thickness
#4
Angela Luisa Prendin, Giai Petit, Marco Carrer, Patrick Fonti, Jesper Björklund, Georg von Arx
The analysis of xylem cell anatomical features in dated tree rings provides insights into xylem functional responses and past growth conditions at intra-annual resolution. So far, special focus has been given to the lumen of the water-conducting cells, whereas the equally relevant cell wall thickness (CWT) has been less investigated due to methodological limitations. Here we present a novel approach to measure tracheid CWT in high-resolution images of wood cross-sections that is implemented within the specialized image-analysis tool 'ROXAS'...
April 4, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379515/far-lateral-approach-without-drilling-the-occipital-condyle-for-vertebral-artery-posterior-inferior-cerebellar-artery-aneurysms
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Pablo Seoane, Samuel Kalb, Justin C Clark, Juan C Rivas, David S Xu, George A C Mendes, Mark C Preul, Joseph M Zabramski, Robert F Spetzler, Peter Nakaji
BACKGROUND: The far-lateral transcondylar surgical approach is often used to clip vertebral artery (VA) and posterior inferior cerebellar artery (PICA) aneurysms. The role of condyle resection during this approach is controversial. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate patient outcomes in patients with VA-PICA aneurysms in whom drilling the occipital condyle was not necessary. METHODS: Between May 2005 and December 2012, a total of 56 consecutive patients with incidental or ruptured VA-PICA aneurysms underwent surgery with a far-lateral approach without condylar resection...
April 4, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362894/occipitocervical-instability-after-far-lateral-transcondylar-surgery-a-biomechanical-analysis
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Marcus D Mazur, William T Couldwell, Aaron Cutler, Lubdha M Shah, Darrel S Brodke, Kent Bachus, Andrew T Dailey
BACKGROUND: After a far-lateral transcondylar approach, patients may maintain neutral alignment in the immediate postoperative period, but severe occipitoatlantal subluxation may occur gradually with cranial settling and possible neurological injury. Previous research is based on assumptions regarding the extent of condylar resection and the change in biomechanics that produces instability. OBJECTIVE: To quantify the extent of bone removal during a far-lateral transcondylar approach, determine the changes in range of motion (ROM) and stiffness that occur after condylar resection, and identify the threshold of condylar resection that predicts alterations in occipitocervical biomechanics...
January 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357160/mapping-the-internal-anatomy-of-the-lateral-brainstem-anatomical-study-with-application-to-far-lateral-approaches-to-intrinsic-brainstem-tumors
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Joe Iwanaga, Andre Granger, Payman Vahedi, Marios Loukas, Rod J Oskouian, Fabian N Fries, Iraj Lotfinia, Martin M Mortazavi, W Jerry Oakes, R Shane Tubbs
INTRODUCTION: Intramedullary brainstem tumors present a special challenge to the neurosurgeon. Unfortunately, there is no ideal part of the brainstem to incise for approaches to such pathology. Therefore, the present study was performed to identify what incisions on the lateral brainstem would result in the least amount of damage to eloquent tracts and nuclei. Case illustrations are also discussed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight human brainstems were evaluated. Based on dissections and the use of standard atlases of brainstem anatomy, the most important deeper brainstem structures were mapped to the surface of the lateral brainstem...
February 3, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342454/fate-of-micronuclei-and-micronucleated-cells
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REVIEW
Henning Hintzsche, Ulrike Hemmann, Albrecht Poth, Dietmar Utesch, Jasmin Lott, Helga Stopper
The present review describes available evidence about the fate of micronuclei and micronucleated cells. Micronuclei are small, extranuclear chromatin bodies surrounded by a nuclear envelope. The mechanisms underlying the formation of micronuclei are well understood but not much is known about the potential fate of micronuclei and micronucleated cells. Many studies with different experimental approaches addressed the various aspects of the post-mitotic fate of micronuclei and micronucleated cells. These studies are reviewed here considering four basic possibilities for potential fates of micronuclei: degradation of the micronucleus or the micronucleated cell, reincorporation into the main nucleus, extrusion from the cell, and persistence in the cytoplasm...
January 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338621/optimized-4-5-diarylimidazoles-as-potent-selective-inhibitors-of-protein-kinase-ck1%C3%AE-and-their-structural-relation-to-p38%C3%AE-mapk
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Jakob Halekotte, Lydia Witt, Chiara Ianes, Marc Krüger, Mike Bührmann, Daniel Rauh, Christian Pichlo, Elena Brunstein, Andreas Luxenburger, Ulrich Baumann, Uwe Knippschild, Joachim Bischof, Christian Peifer
The involvement of protein kinase CK1δ in the pathogenesis of severe disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, familial advanced sleep phase syndrome, and cancer has dramatically increased interest in the development of effective small molecule inhibitors for both therapeutic application and basic research. Unfortunately, the design of CK1 isoform-specific compounds has proved to be highly complicated due to the existence of six evolutionarily conserved human CK1 members that possess similar, different, or even opposite physiological and pathophysiological implications...
March 24, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323222/laparoscopic-nerve-preserving-sacropexy
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Alfredo Ercoli, Stefano Cosma, Francesca Riboni, Giuseppe Campagna, Paolo Petruzzelli, Daniela Surico, Saverio Danese, Giovanni Scambia, Chiara Benedetto
STUDY OBJECTIVE: to demonstrate our developed nerve preserving technique during laparoscopic sacropexy (LSP) for multicompartment pelvic organ prolapse. DESIGN: exemplificative case of our surgical procedure based on a multicentric experience consisting of more than 800 cases in 10 years without major intraoperative complications. Informed consent was taken from the subject, and the institutional review board approved this research. SETTING: public practice at Maggiore della Carità University Hospital, Novara; at Sant'Anna Hospital, City of Health and Science, University of Torino; at A...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300721/characterization-of-facet-joint-cartilage-properties-in-the-human-and-interspecies-comparisons
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Siobhan A O'Leary, Jarrett M Link, Eric O Klineberg, Jerry C Hu, Kyriacos A Athanasiou
The facet joint, a synovial joint located on the posterior-lateral spine, is highly susceptible to degenerative changes and plays a significant role in back-related morbidities. Despite its significance, the facet is rarely studied and thus current treatment strategies are lacking. This study aimed to characterize, for the first time, the properties of human, pig, monkey, and rabbit lumbar facet cartilage providing much-needed design criteria for tissue engineering approaches. In this study, where possible, the facet's morphological, histological, mechanical, and biochemical properties were evaluated...
March 11, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300713/low-cost-smartphone-based-photogrammetry-for-the-analysis-of-cranial-deformation-in-infants
#12
Inés Barbero-García, José Luis Lerma, Ángel Marqués-Mateu, Pablo Miranda
BACKGROUND: Cranial deformation, including deformational plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and craniosynostosis, is a condition that affects a large number of infants. Despite of its prevalence there are no standards for the systematic evaluation of the cranial deformation. Usually, the deformation is manually measured using callipers. However, experts do not agree on the suitability of these measurements to correctly represent the deformation. Other methodologies for evaluation include 3D photography and radiologic scanners...
March 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276877/evolutionary-and-mechanistic-drivers-of-laterality-a-review-and-new-synthesis
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Mallory L Wiper
Laterality, best understood as asymmetries of bilateral structures or biases in behaviour, has been demonstrated in species from all major vertebrate classes, and in many invertebrates, showing a large degree of evolutionary conservation across vertebrate groups. Despite the establishment of this phenomenon in so many species, however, the evolutionary and mechanistic study of laterality is uneven with numerous areas in this field requiring greater attention. Here, I present a partial review of how far the study of laterality has come, outlining previous pioneering work, I discuss the hypothesized costs and benefits of a lateralized brain and the suggested path of the evolution of laterality for populations and individuals...
February 19, 2017: Laterality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261321/high-magnification-super-resolution-finch-microscopy-using-birefringent-crystal-lens-interferometers
#14
Nisan Siegel, Vladimir Lupashin, Brian Storrie, Gary Brooker
Fresnel incoherent correlation holography (FINCH) microscopy is a promising approach for high-resolution biological imaging but has so far been limited to use with low-magnification, low-numerical-aperture configurations. We report the use of in-line incoherent interferometers made from uniaxial birefringent α-barium borate (α-BBO) or calcite crystals that overcome the aberrations and distortions present with previous implementations that employed spatial light modulators or gradient refractive index lenses...
December 2016: Nature Photonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248889/the-surgery-and-early-postoperative-radicular-pain-in-cases-with-multifocal-lumbar-disc-herniation
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Murat Ulutaş, Kadir Çınar, Mehmet Seçer
Persistence of postoperative radicular pain after surgery for multifocal disc herniation (MFDH) is a clinical problem. This study aims to evaluate the effects of a combined treatment approach compared with unilateral stabilization on early postoperative radicular pain in patients with MFDH.Age, sex, level of operation, clinical findings, and radicular pain visual analogue scale (VAS) scores before surgery in the early postoperative period and at 3 months after surgery were retrospectively reviewed for 20 cases of multifocal lumbar disc herniation...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191379/functional-and-aesthetic-recovery-of-congenital-muscular-torticollis-with-intramuscular-stromal-vascular-fraction-enriched-fat-grafting
#16
Juan Monreal
Congenital muscular torticollis is a well-known pathological condition caused by the contracture and shortening of the sternocleidomastoid muscle. This condition is manifested by a neck postural deformity often accompanied by some kind of facial asymmetry. Once diagnosed, treatment by early physiotherapy is generally successful in a high percentage of patients if performed during the first year of life. Later, especially after the fourth year, conservative treatment is usually far less effective, and surgical techniques remain the only way to improve neck contour and function...
January 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164054/a-very-rare-presentation-of-type-1-monteggia-equivalent-fracture-with-ipsilateral-fracture-of-distal-forearm-approach-with-outcome-case-report
#17
Dhananjay Singh, Bhanu Awasthi, Vikas Padha, Sanjay Thakur
INTRODUCTION: We report a case of Type 1 Monteggia equivalent injury with intact radio-capitellar congruity, associated with epiphyseal fracture of distal radius and distal ulna shaft in an 11-year-old boy. There are only a few cases of Monteggia or Monteggia equivalent injury with ipsilateral forearm fractures in children, and injury pattern being reported by us is not only rare but also the only case reported thus far to the best of our knowledge, Sood et al. described Type 1 equivalent with epiphyseal injuries of both radius and ulna Osada et al...
September 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141701/mechanisms-of-uterine-artery-dysfunction-in-pregnancy-complications
#18
Jude S Morton, Alison S Care, Sandra T Davidge
Pregnancy is a unique condition and the vascular processes that are required for this undertaking are both complex and extensive. In this review, we discuss the vascular adaptations which occur in the maternal uterine arterial bed to maintain blood supply to the fetal-placental unit. In complicated pregnancies, inadequate remodeling of the uterine arteries, hormonal imbalances, and pre-existing conditions such as obesity, hypertension, diabetes etc. may lead to maladaptations of the uterine vasculature that includes increased vasoconstriction and endothelial dysfunction...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128694/the-rectus-capitis-lateralis-and-the-condylar-triangle-important-landmarks-in-posterior-and-lateral-approaches-to-the-jugular-foramen
#19
Michael A Cohen, Alexander I Evins, Gennaro Lapadula, Leopold Arko, Philip E Stieg, Antonio Bernardo
OBJECTIVE The rectus capitis lateralis (RCL) is a small posterior cervical muscle that originates from the transverse process of C-1 and inserts onto the jugular process of the occipital bone. The authors describe the RCL and its anatomical relationships, and discuss its utility as a surgical landmark for safe exposure of the jugular foramen in extended or combined skull base approaches. In addition, the condylar triangle is defined as a landmark for localizing the vertebral artery (VA) and occipital condyle...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120152/copy-number-variations-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-piecing-the-mosaic-tiles-together-through-a-systems-biology-approach
#20
REVIEW
Giovanna Morello, Maria Guarnaccia, Antonio Gianmaria Spampinato, Valentina La Cognata, Velia D'Agata, Sebastiano Cavallaro
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a devastating and still untreatable motor neuron disease. Despite the molecular mechanisms underlying ALS pathogenesis that are still far from being understood, several studies have suggested the importance of a genetic contribution in both familial and sporadic forms of the disease. In addition to single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), which account for only a limited number of ALS cases, a consistent number of common and rare copy number variations (CNVs) have been associated to ALS...
January 24, 2017: Molecular Neurobiology
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