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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445275/cases-of-primary-malignant-melanoma-and-melanocytosis-of-the-esophagus-observed-by-magnifying-endoscopy-application-to-differential-diagnosis-case-series
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Hiroyuki Ohnuma, Kazuma Ishikawa, Masahiro Hirakawa, Shohei Kikuchi, Yasushi Sato, Koji Miyanishi, Junji Kato
RATIONALE: Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus (PMME) is a rare disease with an extremely poor prognosis. In contrast, melanocytosis is a benign condition defined as melanocytic proliferation with melanin deposition. PMME is often accompanied by melanocytosis, but differentiating between them is difficult because of their similar appearance. PATIENT CONCERNS: Here, we reported 3 PMME cases, 2 with melanocytosis. DIAGNOSES: Magnifying endoscopy revealed characteristic non-uniform pigmented spots along deformed intrapapillary capillary loops (IPCLs) in PMME, while melanocytosis showed fine granule-like or linearly arranged spots and intact IPCLs...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421906/the-role-of-para-aortic-lymphadenectomy-in-stage-iiic-endometrial-cancer-a-single-institute-study
#2
Akira Kikuchi, Toru Yanase, Motoi Sasagawa, Shigeru Honma
The therapeutic value of para-aortic lymphadenectomy (PAL) in women with endometrial cancer (EC) remains uncertain. We retrospectively analysed 25 patients with stage IIIc EC (17 stage IIIC1; 8 IIIC2) who were treated in our institution. All subjects had undergone pelvic lymphadenectomies in which para-aortic nodes were sampled, or removed only when these nodes were enlarged. Sampling of para-aortic nodes or PAL was performed in all patients with stage IIIC2 disease and one of 17 with stage IIIC1 disease. Para-aortic lymph nodes were the most frequent site of recurrence in stage IIIC1 patients, but no such recurrences occurred in stage IIIC2 patients...
May 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419296/urinary-podocyte-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-mrna-as-markers-for-disease-activity-and-progression-in-anti-glomerular-basement-membrane-nephritis
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Akihiro Fukuda, Akihiro Minakawa, Yuji Sato, Takashi Iwakiri, Shuji Iwatsubo, Hiroyuki Komatsu, Masao Kikuchi, Kazuo Kitamura, Roger C Wiggins, Shouichi Fujimoto
Background.: Podocyte depletion causes glomerulosclerosis, with persistent podocyte loss being a major factor driving disease progression. Urinary podocyte mRNA is potentially useful for monitoring disease progression in both animal models and in humans. To determine whether the same principles apply to crescentic glomerular injury, a rat model of anti-glomerular basement membrane (anti-GBM) nephritis was studied in parallel with a patient with anti-GBM nephritis. Methods...
April 17, 2017: Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413686/cytokine-profiles-of-amyopathic-dermatomyositis-with-interstitial-lung-diseases-treated-with-mycophenolate
#4
Masachika Hayashi, Ami Aoki, Katsuaki Asakawa, Takuro Sakagami, Toshiaki Kikuchi, Toshinori Takada
A 59-year-old Japanese man diagnosed with interstitial lung disease associated with amyopathic dermatomyositis with anti-melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA-5) antibodies was treated with intravenous methyl prednisolone (PSL) 1000 mg, oral PSL 1 mg/kg, and oral cyclosporin 200 mg daily. His respiratory condition worsened after treatment with two times of intravenous cyclophosphamide and another steroid pulse therapy as well as PSL and cyclosporin. Addition of mycophenolate mofetil (MMF), 1...
July 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402004/the-vegf-gene-polymorphism-impacts-brain-volume-and-arterial-blood-volume
#5
Hikaru Takeuchi, Hiroaki Tomita, Yasuyuki Taki, Yoshie Kikuchi, Chiaki Ono, Zhiqian Yu, Atsushi Sekiguchi, Rui Nouchi, Yuka Kotozaki, Seishu Nakagawa, Carlos Makoto Miyauchi, Kunio Iizuka, Ryoichi Yokoyama, Takamitsu Shinada, Yuki Yamamoto, Sugiko Hanawa, Tsuyoshi Araki, Keiko Kunitoki, Yuko Sassa, Ryuta Kawashima
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) plays a critical role in the angiogenesis and proliferation of various types of cells such as neurons, astroglia, and endothelial cells in the brain. A common polymorphism in the VEGF gene (-2578 C/A) is associated with circulating VEGF levels, cancers and Alzheimer's disease. Nonetheless, the effects of this polymorphism on normal human brain volume, arterial blood volume, and blood supply remain unclear. In this study, the effects of this polymorphism on the total gray matter volume (TGMV) and total white matter volume (TWMV) using T1-weighted structural images and the total arterial blood volume (TABV) and mean cerebral blood flow (mCBF) during rest using arterial spin labeling (ASL) in 765 young adult humans were investigated...
April 12, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401513/study-of-intra-inter-species-protein-protein-interactions-for-potential-drug-targets-identification-and-subsequent-drug-design-for-escherichia-coli-o104-h4-c277-11
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Shakhinur Islam Mondal, Zabed Mahmud, Montasir Elahi, Arzuba Akter, Nurnabi Azad Jewel, Md Muzahidul Islam, Sabiha Ferdous, Taisei Kikuchi
Protein-protein interaction (PPI) and host-pathogen interactions (HPI) proteomic analysis has been successfully practiced for potential drug target identification in pathogenic infections. In this research, we attempted to identify new drug target based on PPI and HPI computation approaches and subsequently design new drug against devastating enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli O104:H4 C277-11 (Broad), which causes life-threatening food borne disease outbreak in Germany and other countries in Europe in 2011...
December 2016: In Silico Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398494/impact-of-lymph-node-dissection-on-clinical-outcomes-during-nephroureterectomy-in-patients-with-clinically-node-negative-upper-urinary-tract-urothelial-cancer-subanalysis-of-a-multi-institutional-nationwide-case-series-of-the-japanese-urological-association
#7
Junichi Inokuchi, Masatoshi Eto, Tomohiko Hara, Hiroyuki Fujimoto, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Jun Miyazaki, Eiji Kikuchi, Shiro Hinotsu, Takuya Koie, Chikara Ohyama
Objective: To evaluate the impact of lymph node dissection (LND) on the clinical outcomes during radical nephroureterectomy (RNU) in patients with clinically node-negative upper urinary tract urothelial cancer (UTUC). Methods: Within the nationwide case series of the Japanese Urological Association, which comprises 1509 patients with UTUC diagnosed in 2005, we identified 823 patients with clinically node-negative UTUC who underwent RNU. The extent of limited LND was defined as the renal hilar region only for renal pelvic cancer and as either the pelvic region or para-aortic/paracaval region only for ureteral cancer, while the extent of wider LND was defined as at least one perilesional LND region in addition to limited LND...
April 7, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376531/aleukemic-myeloid-leukemia-cutis-with-a-kikuchi-disease-like-inflammatory-pattern-in-myelodysplastic-syndrome
#8
Michelle Khieu, Alexis Beauvais, Rebecca Matz, Adrian Bersabe, Patrick Brown, Alexander Brown, Eric Fillman, Jordan Hall
Myeloid leukemia cutis (MLC) is a rare disease characterized by the infiltration of neoplastic myeloid, myelomonocytic, or monocytic precursors into the skin, producing clinically nonspecific-appearing papules, nodules, plaques, or purpura that necessitate biopsy for definitive diagnosis. In general, it is considered an extramedullary manifestation of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) similar to myeloid sarcoma, also known as a chloroma. MLC often develops in patients with an established diagnosis of AML and is only rarely seen before the onset of systemic disease...
April 2017: Southern Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374482/safety-and-efficacy-of-treatment-with-asfotase-alfa-in-patients-with-hypophosphatasia-results-from-a-japanese-clinical-trial
#9
Taichi Kitaoka, Toshihiro Tajima, Keisuke Nagasaki, Toru Kikuchi, Katsusuke Yamamoto, Toshimi Michigami, Satoshi Okada, Ikuma Fujiwara, Masayuki Kokaji, Hiroshi Mochizuki, Tsutomu Ogata, Koji Tatebayashi, Atsushi Watanabe, Shuichi Yatsuga, Takuo Kubota, Keiichi Ozono
OBJECTIVE: Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare skeletal disease characterized by hypomineralization and low alkaline phosphatase activity. Asfotase alfa (AA) has been recently developed to treat HPP complications. This study evaluated its safety and efficacy in Japan. DESIGN: Open-label, multicenter, prospective trial. Patients were enrolled in 11 hospitals from June 2014 to July 2015. PATIENTS: Thirteen patients (9 females, 4 males) ages 0 days to 34 years at baseline were enrolled and treated with AA (2 mg/kg three times weekly subcutaneously in all but one patient)...
April 4, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374014/transgenic-monkey-model-of-the-polyglutamine-diseases-recapitulating-progressive-neurological-symptoms
#10
Ikuo Tomioka, Hidetoshi Ishibashi, Eiko N Minakawa, Hideyuki H Motohashi, Osamu Takayama, Yuko Saito, H Akiko Popiel, Sandra Puentes, Kensuke Owari, Terumi Nakatani, Naotake Nogami, Kazuhiro Yamamoto, Satoru Noguchi, Takahiro Yonekawa, Yoko Tanaka, Naoko Fujita, Hikaru Suzuki, Hisae Kikuchi, Shu Aizawa, Seiichi Nagano, Daisuke Yamada, Ichizo Nishino, Noritaka Ichinohe, Keiji Wada, Shinichi Kohsaka, Yoshitaka Nagai, Kazuhiko Seki
Age-associated neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and the polyglutamine (polyQ) diseases, are becoming prevalent as a consequence of elongation of the human lifespan. Although various rodent models have been developed to study and overcome these diseases, they have limitations in their translational research utility owing to differences from humans in brain structure and function and in drug metabolism. Here, we generated a transgenic marmoset model of the polyQ diseases, showing progressive neurological symptoms including motor impairment...
March 2017: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365190/-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-mimicking-malignant-lymphoma-in-adolescents
#11
A Escudier, S Courbage, V Meignin, S Abbou, S Sauvion, M Houlier, A Galerne, J Gaudelus, L de Pontual, M Simonin
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease, also known as histiocytic necrotizing lymphadenitis, is a rare cause of lymphadenopathy in children. This benign disease can mimic lymphoma and misleads doctors. It was first described in Asia, where it occurred especially in young women. Recent publications show that it can also affect teenagers and young adults in Caucasian populations. The pathophysiology remains unknown. Three hypotheses have been raised for this disease: the role of viruses (in particular HHV-8), genetic predisposition (two alleles in HLA class II genes were found more frequently in patients with Kikuchi disease), and an autoimmune cause because of the correlation with lupus erythematosus...
May 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343226/the-effect-of-ineffective-esophageal-motility-on-gastroesophageal-reflux-disease
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Shingo Kasamatsu, Tomoaki Matsumura, Yuki Ohta, Shinsaku Hamanaka, Hideaki Ishigami, Takashi Taida, Kenichiro Okimoto, Keiko Saito, Daisuke Maruoka, Tomoo Nakagawa, Tatsuro Katsuno, Mai Fujie, Atsuko Kikuchi, Makoto Arai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Ineffective esophageal motility (IEM) is the most common gastrointestinal motility disorder. Studies have reported that IEM is related to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). However, the relationship between IEM and GERD remains uncertain. This study aims to clarify this relationship retrospectively. METHODS: We analyzed 195 subjects who underwent high-resolution manometry between January 2011 and September 2016. Of these subjects, 72 had normal esophageal motility (NEM) and 26 had IEM...
March 25, 2017: Digestion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341743/adductome-based-identification-of-biomarkers-for-lipid-peroxidation
#13
Takahiro Shibata, Kazuma Shimizu, Keita Hirano, Fumie Nakashima, Ryosuke Kikuchi, Tadashi Matsushita, Koji Uchida
Lipid peroxidation is an endogenous source of aldehydes that give rise to covalent modification of proteins in various pathophysiological states. In the present study, a strategy for the comprehensive detection and comparison of adducts was applied to find a biomarker for lipid peroxidation-modified proteins in vivo. This adductome approach utilized liquid chromatography with electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) methods designed to detect the specific product ions from positively ionized adducts in a selected reaction monitoring mode...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331133/infectious-mononucleosis-lymphadenitis-resembling-kikuchi-s-disease-cytological-histopathological-and-immunohistological-findings
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Atsuko Takada, Kazuhiko Shimizu, Yoshimasa Nakazato, Kensuke Ohikata, Shigeru Tsuchida, Misa Iijima, Masaru Kojima
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology: JCEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331127/the-impact-of-a-humanized-ccr4-antibody-mogamulizumab-on-patients-with-aggressive-type-adult-t-cell-leukemia-lymphoma-treated-with-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Noriaki Kawano, Takuro Kuriyama, Shuro Yoshida, Sayaka Kawano, Yoshihisa Yamano, Kousuke Marutsuka, Seiichirou Minato, Kiyoshi Yamashita, Hidenobu Ochiai, Kazuya Shimoda, Fumihiko Ishikawa, Ikuo Kikuchi
Although a humanized CCR4 antibody (mogamulizumab) was reported to be effective for refractory adult T-cell leukemia-lymphoma (ATL), several reports regarding the use of mogamulizumab before allo-hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) strongly indicated a high incidence of severe acute graft-versus-host-disease (GVHD) and treatment-related mortality (TRM). We retrospectively analyzed nine aggressive-type ATL patients who underwent allo-HSCT at a single institution in Miyazaki from 2006.1.1 to 2015.7...
2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hematopathology: JCEH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300753/krebs-cycle-intermediates-protective-against-oxidative-stress-by-modulating-the-level-of-reactive-oxygen-species-in-neuronal-ht22-cells
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Kenta Sawa, Takumi Uematsu, Yusuke Korenaga, Ryuya Hirasawa, Masatoshi Kikuchi, Kyohei Murata, Jian Zhang, Xiaoqing Gai, Kazuichi Sakamoto, Tomoyuki Koyama, Takumi Satoh
Krebs cycle intermediates (KCIs) are reported to function as energy substrates in mitochondria and to exert antioxidants effects on the brain. The present study was designed to identify which KCIs are effective neuroprotective compounds against oxidative stress in neuronal cells. Here we found that pyruvate, oxaloacetate, and α-ketoglutarate, but not lactate, citrate, iso-citrate, succinate, fumarate, or malate, protected HT22 cells against hydrogen peroxide-mediated toxicity. These three intermediates reduced the production of hydrogen peroxide-activated reactive oxygen species, measured in terms of 2',7'-dichlorofluorescein diacetate fluorescence...
March 16, 2017: Antioxidants (Basel, Switzerland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296758/the-incidence-and-clinical-characteristics-by-gender-differences-in-patients-with-kikuchi-fujimoto-disease
#17
In Young Jung, Hea Won Ann, Jung Ju Kim, Se Ju Lee, Jinnam Kim, Hye Seong, Dong Hyun Oh, Yong Chan Kim, Eun Jin Kim, Su Jin Jeong, Nam Su Ku, Jun Yong Choi, Young Goo Song, June Myung Kim
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a rare, self-limiting disorder that typically affects the cervical lymph nodes (LNs). Although initially described in young women, KFD also occurs in men. There are no reports on the clinical manifestations and characteristics of male KFD patients. Therefore, this study was conducted to assess the incidence of KFD among males, as well as the most frequent clinical characteristics of these patients. A retrospective, cross-sectional study was performed at a tertiary hospital of patients pathologically confirmed as having KFD from LN biopsy specimens...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293057/kikuchi-fujimoto-disease-a-rare-presentation-with-localized-iliac-lymphadenitis
#18
Shrihari Anil Anikhindi, Anil Arora, Shashi Dhawan, Naresh Bansal, Praveen Sharma, Vikas Singla, Ashish Kumar
Kikuchi-Fujimoto disease (KFD) is a benign, self-limiting disease characterized by histiocytic necrotising lymphadenitis. Though several viral agents or an autoimmune etiology has been proposed as causative, the exact cause remains unknown. It has a female predilection and most commonly seen among young Asian people. Patients usually present with a febrile illness and the presence of lymphadenopathy may provide a clue to diagnosis. The most common site of lymphadenopathy is cervical lymph nodes while intra-abdominal involvement is uncommon...
January 2017: Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289017/activated-tafi-promotes-the-development-of-chronic-thromboembolic-pulmonary-hypertension-a-possible-novel-therapeutic-target
#19
Taijyu Satoh, Kimio Satoh, Nobuhiro Yaoita, Nobuhiro Kikuchi, Junichi Omura, Ryo Kurosawa, Kazuhiko Numano, Elias Al-Mamun, Mohammad Abdul Hai Siddique, Shinichiro Sunamura, Masamichi Nogi, Kota Suzuki, Satoshi Miyata, John Morser, Hiroaki Shimokawa
Rationale: Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a fatal disease; however, its pathogenesis still remains to be elucidated. Thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFI) is synthesized by the liver and inhibits fibrinolysis. Plasma TAFI levels are significantly increased in chronic thromboembolic PH (CTEPH) patients. Objective: To determine the role of activated TAFI (TAFIa) in the development of CTEPH. Methods and Results: Immunostaining showed that TAFI and its binding partner thrombomodulin (TM) were highly expressed in the pulmonary arteries (PA) and thrombus in patients with CTEPH...
March 13, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285387/development-and-external-validation-of-preoperative-risk-models-for-operative-morbidities-after-total-gastrectomy-using-a-japanese-web-based-nationwide-registry
#20
Hirotoshi Kikuchi, Hiroaki Miyata, Hiroyuki Konno, Kinji Kamiya, Ai Tomotaki, Mitsukazu Gotoh, Go Wakabayashi, Masaki Mori
BACKGROUND: Total gastrectomy is a relatively difficult and invasive procedure among gastrointestinal surgeries, and major morbidities following total gastrectomy can be serious and fatal. This study aimed to develop and validate preoperative risk models of morbidities associated with total gastrectomy using a Japanese web-based nationwide registry. METHODS: The national clinical database was used to retrieve the records of 39,253 patients who underwent total gastrectomy in 1,841 hospitals between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012...
March 11, 2017: Gastric Cancer
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