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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626166/efficacy-of-denosumab-for-osteoporosis-in-three-female-patients-with-osteogenesis-imperfecta
#1
Masashi Uehara, Yukio Nakamura, Jun Takahashi, Mikio Kamimura, Shota Ikegami, Takako Suzuki, Shigeharu Uchiyama, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Tomoki Kosho, Hiroyuki Kato
Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is an inherited bone disorder that causes fractures due to impaired production of collagen type I. In recent years, denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody against receptor activator of nuclear factor κB ligand (RANKL), has become widely used as an anti-osteoclastic agent for osteoporosis. This study investigated osteoporotic cases of OI to examine effects of denosumab on bone fragility. This was a retrospective, consecutive case series that included 3 female patients aged 42, 40, and 14 years, respectively...
2017: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620614/postmenopausal-iron-overload-exacerbated-bone-loss-by-promoting-the-degradation-of-type-i-collagen
#2
Qian Cheng, Xiaofei Zhang, Jun Jiang, Guoyang Zhao, Yin Wang, Youjia Xu, Ximing Xu, Haile Ma
117 postmenopausal women were divided into Normal, Bone loss (BL), and Osteoporosis group. Compared with Normal group (120.96 ± 43.18 μg/L), the serum ferritin (Fer) in BL (223.37 ± 130.27 μg/L) and Osteoporosis group (307.50 ± 161.48 μg/L) was significantly increased (p < 0.05). Fer level was negatively correlated with BMD (p < 0.01). TRACP levels in Osteoporosis group (4.37 ± 1.69 U/L) were significantly higher than Normal group (4.10 ± 1.60 U/L, p < 0.05). ALP levels in Osteoporosis group (112...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614698/sardine-procalcitonin-amino-terminal-cleavage-peptide-has-a-different-action-from-calcitonin-and-promotes-osteoblastic-activity-in-the-scales-of-goldfish
#3
Yoichi Kase, Takahiro Ikari, Toshio Sekiguchi, Masayuki Sato, Shouzo Ogiso, Tsuyoshi Kawada, Shin Matsubara, Honoo Satake, Yuichi Sasayama, Masato Endo, Kei-Ichiro Kitamura, Atsuhiko Hattori, Takushi X Watanabe, Yusuke Maruyama, Yoshinari Watanabe, Hisayuki Funahashi, Akira Kambegawa, Nobuo Suzuki
The nucleotide sequence of a sardine preprocalcitonin precursor has been determined from their ultimobranchial glands in the present study. From our analysis of this sequence, we found that sardine procalcitonin was composed of procalcitonin amino-terminal cleavage peptide (N-proCT) (53 amino acids), CT (32 amino acids), and procalcitonin carboxyl-terminal cleavage peptide (C-proCT) (18 amino acids). As compared with C-proCT, N-proCT has been highly conserved among teleosts, reptiles, and birds, which suggests that N-proCT has some bioactivities...
June 11, 2017: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. Part A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610674/elevated-serum-d-dimer-level-is-associated-with-an-increased-risk-of-acute-exacerbation-in-interstitial-lung-disease
#4
Genta Ishikawa, Samuel O Acquah, Mary Salvatore, Maria L Padilla
BACKGROUND: Early recognition of patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD) who have an increased risk of developing acute exacerbation (AE) or preclinical AE may be clinically useful, since AE is associated with poor outcome and preventive measures would be of interest to ILD researchers. This study evaluated the relationship between elevated serum D-dimer level (≥0.4 mcg/mL) and subsequent AE or preclinical AE in patients with ILD. METHODS: This single-center, retrospective study was performed from October 2009 through September 2015 in patients with ILD who were ≥18 years old and had idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, other idiopathic interstitial pneumonias, chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis, ILD related to collagen tissue disease, or combined pulmonary fibrosis/emphysema...
July 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602578/femoral-arterial-haemostasis-using-an-anchored-collagen-plug-after-percutaneous-evar-with-an-ultra-low-profile-device-prospective-audit-of-an-evolving-post-close-technique
#5
A Chaudhuri
OBJECTIVE: To present an audit of a successful "post-close" haemostatic technique using the Angio-Seal VIP vascular closure device (VCD) after percutaneous endovascular aneurysm repair (p-EVAR) using an ultra-low profile (ULP) device. METHODS: Thirty patients underwent EVAR using the Ovation device, of which 26 procedures were totally percutaneous. Data including patient habitus, procedural details, number of VCDs deployed including use of the double wire approach, and technical success/complications were prospectively recorded...
June 8, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601358/c1q-a-fresh-look-upon-an-old-molecule
#6
Nicole M Thielens, Francesco Tedesco, Suzanne S Bohlson, Christine Gaboriaud, Andrea J Tenner
Originally discovered as part of C1, the initiation component of the classical complement pathway, it is now appreciated that C1q regulates a variety of cellular processes independent of complement activation. C1q is a complex glycoprotein assembled from 18 polypeptide chains, with a C-terminal globular head region that mediates recognition of diverse molecular structures, and an N-terminal collagen-like tail that mediates immune effector mechanisms. C1q mediates a variety of immunoregulatory functions considered important in the prevention of autoimmunity such as the enhancement of phagocytosis, regulation of cytokine production by antigen presenting cells, and subsequent alteration in T-lymphocyte maturation...
June 7, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593727/influence-of-a-collagen-membrane-positioned-subjacent-the-sinus-mucosa-following-the-elevation-of-the-maxillary-sinus-a-histomorphometric-study-in-rabbits
#7
Takahisa Iida, Evandro Carneiro Martins Neto, Daniele Botticelli, Karol Alí Apaza Alccayhuaman, Niklaus P Lang, Samuel P Xavier
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the healing after elevation of the sinus mucosa when a collagen membrane was placed between the sinus mucosa and a xenograft used as filler. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighteen rabbits were used. Sinus mucosa elevation was performed bilaterally, and a collagen membrane was applied subjacent to the sinus mucosa only at a randomly selected test site. At both sites, a collagenated corticocancellous porcine bone was placed within the elevated space and the access window was covered with a collagen membrane...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Oral Implants Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591987/-notch-signaling-pathway-participates-in-the-differentiation-of-hepatic-progenitor-cells-into-bile-duct-epithelial-cells-and-progression-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-cholestatic-liver-fibrosis-rat
#8
Y P Mu, X Zhang, Y Xu, W W Fan, X W Li, J M Chen, G F Chen, P Liu
Objective: To investigate differentiation direction of hepatic progenitor cells (HPCs) in cholestatic liver fibrosis (CLF), and the role of Notch signaling pathway in the differentiation of HPCs. Methods: A CLF rat model was established by bile duct ligation (BDL) followed by monitoring changes of Notch signal pathway and the cellular origin of proliferating cholangiocytes. After intraperitoneal injection of DAPT (a Notch signaling inhibitor) after bile duct ligation, the progress of liver fibrosis and the proliferation of cholangiocytes after inhibition of the Notch pathway were analyzed...
June 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585551/sequence-variants-in-arhgap15-colq-and-fam155a-associate-with-diverticular-disease-and-diverticulitis
#9
Snaevar Sigurdsson, Kristjan F Alexandersson, Patrick Sulem, Bjarke Feenstra, Steinunn Gudmundsdottir, Gisli H Halldorsson, Sigurgeir Olafsson, Asgeir Sigurdsson, Thorunn Rafnar, Thorgeir Thorgeirsson, Erik Sørensen, Andreas Nordholm-Carstensen, Jakob Burcharth, Jens Andersen, Henrik Stig Jørgensen, Emma Possfelt-Møller, Henrik Ullum, Gudmar Thorleifsson, Gisli Masson, Unnur Thorsteinsdottir, Mads Melbye, Daniel F Gudbjartsson, Tryggvi Stefansson, Ingileif Jonsdottir, Kari Stefansson
Diverticular disease is characterized by pouches (that is, diverticulae) due to weakness in the bowel wall, which can become infected and inflamed causing diverticulitis, with potentially severe complications. Here, we test 32.4 million sequence variants identified through whole-genome sequencing (WGS) of 15,220 Icelanders for association with diverticular disease (5,426 cases) and its more severe form diverticulitis (2,764 cases). Subsequently, 16 sequence variants are followed up in a diverticular disease sample from Denmark (5,970 cases, 3,020 controls)...
June 6, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575349/safety-and-efficacy-of-a-novel-self-adhering-dural-substitute-in-a-canine-supratentorial-durotomy-model
#10
Kevin M Lewis, Jenifer Sweet, Scott T Wilson, Serge Rousselle, Heinz Gulle, Bernhard Baumgartner
BACKGROUND: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks increase postoperative risk for complication, likelihood of reoperation, and costs. OBJECTIVE: To investigate a novel, self-adhering polyethylene glycol-coated collagen pad (PCC) as a dural substitute relative to Duragen XS (DGX; Integra LifeSciences Corporation, Plainsboro, New Jersey) and as a dural sealant relative to Tachosil (Takeda Austria GmbH, Linz, Austria), a fibrinogen and thrombin-coated collagen pad (FTC)...
June 1, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569045/a-novel-ews-creb3l3-gene-fusion-in-a-mesenteric-sclerosing-epithelioid-fibrosarcoma
#11
Barbara Dewaele, Louis Libbrecht, Gabriel Levy, Benedicte Brichard, Vanessa Vanspauwen, Raf Sciot, Maria Debiec-Rychter
Sclerosing epithelioid fibrosarcoma (SEF) is a rare, malignant fibroblastic neoplasm, morphologically composed of cords, nests or sheets of monotonous epithelioid cells within a collagenous matrix. It has been recently characterized by recurrent pathogenic EWS-CREB3L1/2 or FUS-CREB3L2 fusions and common MUC4 protein expression by immunohistochemistry. Typically SEF occur in middle-aged adults and rarely have been reported within the abdominal cavity. Here we report an 18-year-old man with intraabdominal tumour and multiple disseminated liver metastases, presenting pure SEF histologic and immunophenotypic features...
May 31, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566090/lymphatic-delivery-of-etanercept-via-nanotopography-improves-response-to-collagen-induced-arthritis
#12
Melissa B Aldrich, Fred C Velasquez, Sunkuk Kwon, Ali Azhdarinia, Kenneth Pinkston, Barrett R Harvey, Wenyaw Chan, John C Rasmussen, Russell F Ross, Caroline E Fife, E M Sevick-Muraca
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests lymphatic function mediates local rheumatoid arthritis (RA) flares. Yet biologics that target the immune system are dosed systemically via the subcutaneous (SC) administration route, thereby inefficiently reaching local lymphatic compartments. Nanotopography has previously been shown to disrupt tight cellular junctions, potentially enhancing local lymphatic delivery and potentially improving overall therapeutic efficacy. METHOD: We first characterized nanotopography (SOFUSA™) delivery of an anti-TNF drug, etanercept, by comparing pharmacokinetic profiles to those obtained by conventional SC, intravenous (IV), and intradermal (ID) routes of administration, and assessed uptake of radiolabeled etanercept in draining lymph nodes (LNs) in single dosing studies...
May 31, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561264/virulence-markers-associated-with-trueperella-pyogenes-infections-in-livestock-and-companion-animals
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R M Risseti, E Zastempowska, M Twarużek, H Lassa, J C F Pantoja, A P C de Vargas, S T Guerra, C A D Bolaños, C L de Paula, A C Alves, B S Colhado, F V R Portilho, C Tasca, G H B Lara, M G Ribeiro
Trueperella pyogenes is an opportunistic pathogen that causes diverse pyogenic infections in livestock. The genes that encode the exotoxin pyolysin (plo) and other putative factors that promote adhesion of pathogen to host cells (fimbriae fimA, fimC, fimE, fimG, neuraminidases nanH, nanP, and collagen-binding protein cbpA) have been associated with virulence, particularly in mastitis and uterus infections of dairy cows. However, the role of these virulence markers in the pathogenicity of the agent in domestic animals infections still is incompletely understood...
May 31, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556506/dissociated-agonist-of-glucocorticoid-receptor-or-prednisone-for-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-effects-on-p1np-and-osteocalcin-pharmacodynamics
#14
S Shoji, A Suzuki, D J Conrado, M C Peterson, J Hey-Hadavi, D McCabe, R Rojo, B K Tammara
Fosdagrocorat (PF-04171327), a dissociated agonist of the glucocorticoid receptor, has potent anti-inflammatory activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with reduced adverse effects on bone health. To identify fosdagrocorat doses with bone formation marker changes similar to prednisone 5 mg, we characterized treatment-related changes in amino-terminal propeptide of type I collagen (P1NP) and osteocalcin (OC) with fosdagrocorat (1, 5, 10, or 15 mg) and prednisone (5 or 10 mg) in a phase II randomized trial (N = 323)...
May 27, 2017: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554494/effects-of-a-viscosupplementation-therapy-on-rabbit-menisci-in-an-anterior-cruciate-ligament-transection-model-of-osteoarthritis
#15
A Levillain, H Magoariec, C Boulocher, A Decambron, V Viateau, T Hoc
The aim of this study was to evaluate the morphological, microstructural, and mechanical effects of a viscosupplementation therapy on rabbit menisci at an early stage of osteoarthritis (OA). Anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) was performed in twelve male New-Zealand White rabbits on the right knee joint. Six of these twelve rabbits received a mono intra-articular injection of high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA) two weeks after ACLT. Six additional healthy rabbits served as controls. Medial menisci were removed from all right knees (n=18) six weeks after ACLT and were graded macroscopically...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552866/meningeal-plasma-cell-granuloma-in-the-early-stage-of-relapsing-polychondritis
#16
Shintaro Hayashi, Norihiko Akao, Koichi Okamoto
A 77-year-old man showed an asymptomatic meningeal lesion beneath the dura matter in the left fronto-parietal region on MRI during an examination for recurrent hoarsness. The lesion showed no gadolinium enhancement, and extended to neither the sulci nor skull. Neurological examinations revealed hoarseness, cochlear and vestibular dysfunction of the right ear, and mildly decreased Achilles tendon reflexes bilaterally. Laboratory findings showed marked inflammatory responses, but no abnormalities for LDH, IgG4, angiotensin-converting enzyme, or soluble IL-2 receptor...
May 26, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538834/characteristics-of-liver-fibrosis-with-different-etiologies-using-a-fully-quantitative-fibrosis-assessment-tool
#17
Q Wu, X Zhao, H You
This study aimed to test the diagnostic performance of a fully quantitative fibrosis assessment tool for liver fibrosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB), primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). A total of 117 patients with liver fibrosis were included in this study, including 50 patients with CHB, 49 patients with PBC and 18 patients with NASH. All patients underwent liver biopsy (LB). Fibrosis stages were assessed by two experienced pathologists. Histopathological images of LB slices were processed by second harmonic generation (SHG)/two-photon excited fluorescence (TPEF) microscopy without staining, a system called qFibrosis (quantitative fibrosis) system...
May 18, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535183/time-caloric-restriction-inhibits-the-neoplastic-transformation-of-cirrhotic-liver-in-rats-treated-with-diethylnitrosamine
#18
Christian Molina-Aguilar, María de Jesús Guerrero-Carrillo, Jesús Javier Espinosa-Aguirre, Sitlali Olguin-Reyes, Thania Castro-Belio, Olivia Vázquez-Martínez, Julieta Berenice Rivera-Zavala, Mauricio Díaz-Muñoz
Hepatocellular cancer is the most common type of primary liver cancer. Cirrhosis is the main risk factor that generates this malady. It has been proven that caloric restriction protocols and restricted feeding schedules are protective in experimental carcinogenic models. We tested the influence of a time-caloric restriction protocol (2 h of food access during the daytime for 18 weeks) in an experimental model of cirrhosis-hepatocarcinoma produced by weekly administration of diethylnitrosamine. Our results indicate that time-caloric restriction reduced hepatomegaly and prevented the increase in blood leukocytes promoted by diethylnitrosamine...
May 23, 2017: Carcinogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534151/opening-the-ventricle-during-surgery-diminishes-survival-among-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-glioblastoma-treated-with-carmustine-wafers-a-multi-center-retrospective-study
#19
Yukihiko Sonoda, Ichiyo Shibahara, Ken-Ichiro Matsuda, Ryuta Saito, Tomoyuki Kawataki, Masaya Oda, Yuichi Sato, Hirokazu Sadahiro, Sadahiro Nomura, Toshio Sasajima, Takaaki Beppu, Masayuki Kanamori, Kaori Sakurada, Toshihiro Kumabe, Teiji Tominaga, Hiroyuki Kinouchi, Hiroaki Shimizu, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Michiyasu Suzuki
Carmustine wafers (CW) were approved in Japan for newly diagnosed and recurrent malignant gliomas during 2013. The ventricle is often opened during surgery to achieve maximum resection. While not generally recommended in such situations, CW might be safely achieved by occluding an opened ventricle using gelform or collagen sheets. However, whether CW implantation actually confers a survival benefit for patients who undergo surgery with an open ventricle to treat glioblastoma remains unclear. Clinical, imaging, and survival data were collected in this multicenter retrospective study of 122 consecutive patients with newly diagnosed glioblastoma to determine adverse events and efficacy...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533260/relationship-between-monocyte-platelet-aggregation-and-endothelial-function-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-adults
#20
Andrew Haynes, Matthew D Linden, Elisa Robey, Louise H Naylor, Kay L Cox, Nicola T Lautenschlager, Daniel J Green
Low-grade inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and platelet hyper-reactivity to agonists are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events. In vitro and animal studies infer an inverse mechanistic relationship between platelet activation and the production of endothelium-derived nitric oxide and prostacyclin. This concept is supported by evidence of an inverse relationship between endothelial function and platelet activation in high-risk cardiac patients. The aim of this study was to investigate what relationship, if any, exists between platelet and endothelial function in healthy, middle-aged, and elderly adults...
May 2017: Physiological Reports
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