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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29793063/progressive-right-ventricular-enlargement-due-to-pulmonary-regurgitation-clinical-characteristics-of-a-low-risk-group
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Majd A El-Harasis, Heidi M Connolly, William R Miranda, Muhammad Y Qureshi, Nandini Sharma, Mohamad Al-Otaibi, Christopher V DeSimone, Alexander Egbe
BACKGROUND: The optimal interval between serial cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) scans for monitoring right ventricular (RV) enlargement in the setting of severe pulmonic valve regurgitation (PR) is unknown. The purposes of this study were to (1) determine the annual change in RV volume on serial CMRI scans and (2) identify the risk factors for rapid progression of RV enlargement. METHODS: A retrospective study of adults with postintervention native valve PR and ≥2 CMRI scans at Mayo Clinic Rochester from 2000 to 2015 was conducted...
April 26, 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792975/bladder-agenesis-and-associated-pelvic-arterial-anomaly-in-two-female-pediatric-patients
#2
Thomas Lowrey, Shellie Josephs, Linda A Baker
Bladder agenesis is an extremely rare congenital anomaly of the genitourinary tract. Two female patients with known diagnoses of bladder agenesis presented for pre-renal transplant evaluation and neobladder creation. Similar unique pelvic arterial malformations were identified through pre-operative imaging and intraoperative examination. With these similar findings, it could be proposed that such anatomical variants are products of the same insult or involve a causal relationship, with vascular aberrancies potentially provoking pelvic organ maldevelopment...
May 21, 2018: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792758/investigation-of-a-large-scale-gopher-tortoise-gopherus-polyphemus-mortality-event-on-a-public-conservation-land-in-florida
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Michelina C Dziadzio, Eric R Sievers, Deborah Burr
In August 2015, a gopher tortoise ( Gopherus polyphemus) mortality event was documented on a 40-ha area of Lake Louisa State Park, Lake County, Florida, USA. To quantify the extent of the die-off and the seroprevalence of Mycoplasma agassizii and Mycoplasma testudineum, two causative agents of mycoplasmal upper respiratory tract disease (URTD), we conducted a tortoise shell survey on 25 and 26 August 2015 and collected blood samples from live tortoises on 2-4 September 2015 and 1-13 August 2016 within the area of documented mortality...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Wildlife Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792700/the-energy-landscapes-of-mini-dumbbell-dna-octanucleotides
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James S Klimavicz, Konstantin Röder, David J Wales
Single-stranded DNA structures play a significant role in biological systems, in particular during replication, translation and DNA repair. Tracts of simple repetitive DNA (srDNA) are associated with slipped-strand mispairing (SSMs), that can lead to genetic diseases. Recent NMR studies of TTTA and CCTG repeats have shown that these sequences form mini-dumbbells (MDBs), leading to frameshift mutations. Here we explore the energy landscapes of (CCTG)2 and (TTTA)2 , which are currently the smallest known molecules to form MDBs...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792542/defining-bladder-health-in-women-and-girls-implications-for-research-clinical-practice-and-public-health-promotion
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Emily S Lukacz, Tamara G Bavendam, Amanda Berry, Cynthia S Fok, Sheila Gahagan, Patricia S Goode, Cecilia T Hardacker, Jeni Hebert-Beirne, Cora E Lewis, Jessica Lewis, Lisa Kane Low, Jerry L Lowder, Mary H Palmer, Ariana L Smith, Sonya S Brady
BACKGROUND: Bladder health in women and girls is poorly understood, in part, due to absence of a definition for clinical or research purposes. This article describes the process used by a National Institutes of Health funded transdisciplinary research team (The Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms [PLUS] Consortium) to develop a definition of bladder health. METHODS: The PLUS Consortium identified currently accepted lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and outlined elements of storage and emptying functions of the bladder...
May 24, 2018: Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792400/interfering-with-transmission
#6
Andreas Wack
The IFNλ family of interferons controls the spread of viruses in the upper respiratory tract and transmission between mice.
May 24, 2018: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792287/safety-tolerability-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-glpg1690-a-novel-autotaxin-inhibitor-to-treat-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-flora-a-phase-2a-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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Toby M Maher, Ellen M van der Aar, Olivier Van de Steen, Lisa Allamassey, Julie Desrivot, Sonia Dupont, Liesbeth Fagard, Paul Ford, Ann Fieuw, Wim Wuyts
BACKGROUND: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) causes irreversible loss of lung function. People with IPF have increased concentrations of autotaxin in lung tissue and lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid and exhaled condensate. GLPG1690 (Galapagos, Mechelen, Belgium) is a novel, potent, selective autotaxin inhibitor with good oral exposure. We explored the effects of GLPG1690 in patients with IPF. METHODS: This was a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 2a study done in 17 centres in Italy, Ukraine and the UK...
May 18, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792263/an-update-on-the-use-of-immunohistochemistry-and-molecular-pathology-in-the-diagnosis-of-pre-invasive-and-malignant-lesions-in-gynecological-oncology
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REVIEW
Emmanouil Kalampokas, Fiona Payne, Mahalakshmi Gurumurthy
OBJECTIVE: One of the most common challenges in everyday clinical practice of gynecological oncology is to identify the type and the primary origin of a tumor. This is a crucial step in the management, treatment, prognosis, and survival of patients suffering from a gynecological malignancy. Immunohistochemistry has been widely adopted over the last three decades in pathology laboratories all over the world. Recent advances in our understanding of the differentiation of gynecological tumors based on immunohistochemical expression have resulted in use of immunohistochemistry as a major diagnostic tool in gynecology, for precise tumor classification...
May 21, 2018: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792212/the-role-of-human-metapneumovirus-genetic-diversity-and-nasopharyngeal-viral-load-on-symptom-severity-in-adults
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Xiang Yong Oong, Jack Bee Chook, Kim Tien Ng, Wei Zhen Chow, Kok Gan Chan, Nik Sherina Hanafi, Yong Kek Pang, Yoke Fun Chan, Adeeba Kamarulzaman, Kok Keng Tee
BACKGROUND: Human metapneumovirus (HMPV) is established as one of the causative agents of respiratory tract infections. To date, there are limited reports that describe the effect of HMPV genotypes and/or viral load on disease pathogenesis in adults. This study aims to determine the role of HMPV genetic diversity and nasopharyngeal viral load on symptom severity in outpatient adults with acute respiratory tract infections. METHODS: Severity of common cold symptoms of patients from a teaching hospital was assessed by a four-category scale and summed to obtain the total symptom severity score (TSSS)...
May 23, 2018: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792195/histamine-activates-inflammatory-response-and-depresses-casein-synthesis-in-mammary-gland-of-dairy-cows-during-sara
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Guangjun Chang, Lailai Wang, Nana Ma, Wenwen Zhang, Huanmin Zhang, Hongyu Dai, Xiangzhen Shen
BACKGROUND: Mounting evidences observed that subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA) induced by high concentration (HC) diet increases the translocation of histamine from digestive tract into circulation causing a diverse of diseases in dairy cows. However, it is largely unknown how it does affect the function of mammary gland and milk quality. Hence, this study aims to observe the effects of histamine derived from the digestive tract on the inflammatory response and casein synthesis in the mammary glands during SARA...
May 23, 2018: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792190/novel-insights-into-neuroinflammation-bacterial-lipopolysaccharide-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-ureaplasma-species-differentially-modulate-atypical-chemokine-receptor-3-responses-in-human-brain-microvascular-endothelial-cells
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Christine Silwedel, Christian P Speer, Axel Haarmann, Markus Fehrholz, Heike Claus, Mathias Buttmann, Kirsten Glaser
BACKGROUND: Atypical chemokine receptor 3 (ACKR3, synonym CXCR7) is increasingly considered relevant in neuroinflammatory conditions, in which its upregulation contributes to compromised endothelial barrier function and may ultimately allow inflammatory brain injury. While an impact of ACKR3 has been recognized in several neurological autoimmune diseases, neuroinflammation may also result from infectious agents, including Ureaplasma species (spp.). Although commonly regarded as commensals of the adult urogenital tract, Ureaplasma spp...
May 23, 2018: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792180/screening-for-congenital-fetal-anomalies-in-low-risk-pregnancy-the-kenyatta-national-hospital-experience
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Callen Kwamboka Onyambu, Norah Mukiri Tharamba
BACKGROUND: Congenital malformations contribute significantly to the disease burden among children globally. A study conducted in Kenya on understanding the burden of surgical congenital anomalies, highlights the need for Kenyan health systems to go beyond the medical dimensions of illness. This could be achieved by linking knowledge of the severe congenital anomalies (CAs) and their impact of varying disability to the delivery of local health services and public health program planning...
May 23, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792179/hopkins-syndrome-following-the-first-episode-of-bronchial-asthma-associated-with-enterovirus-d68-a-case-report
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Fumie Hayashi, Shintaro Hayashi, Dai Matsuse, Ryo Yamasaki, Keiji Yonekura, Jun-Ichi Kira
BACKGROUND: Hopkins syndrome (HS) is a rare disorder presenting with acute flaccid paralysis of the limbs following an asthma attack. Neurologists encounter a diagnostic challenge if patients without a history of bronchial asthma develop neurologic features mimicking HS following acute respiratory distress. We report a case of HS occurring after a first episode of bronchial asthma associated with enterovirus D68 infection. CASE PRESENTATION: A 5-year-old girl developed acute respiratory distress...
May 23, 2018: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792114/innovating-urinary-catheter-design-an-introduction-to-the-engineering-challenge
#14
Cathy Murphy
Every day, people around the world rely on intermittent and indwelling urinary catheters to manage bladder dysfunction, but the potential or actual harm caused by these devices is well-recognised. Current catheter designs can cause urinary tract infection and septicaemia, bladder and urethral trauma and indwelling devices frequently become blocked. Furthermore, the devices can severely disrupt users' lives, limiting their daily activities and can be costly to manage for healthcare providers. Despite this, little significant design innovation has taken place in the last 80 years...
May 1, 2018: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791985/-management-of-acute-cholecystitis
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REVIEW
Seung Ok Lee, Sung Kyun Yim
Acute cholecystitis is a common serious complication of gallstones. The reported mortality of acute cholecystitis is approximately 3%, but the rate increases with age or comorbidity of the patient. If appropriate treatment is delayed, complications can develop as a consequence with a grave prognosis. The current standard of care in acute cholecystitis is an early laparoscopic cholecystectomy with the appropriate administration of fluid, electrolyte, and antibiotics. On the other hand, the severity of the disease and patient's operational risk must be considered...
May 25, 2018: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791812/automated-oestrus-detection-using-multimetric-behaviour-recognition-in-seasonal-calving-dairy-cattle-on-pasture
#16
J Brassel, F Rohrssen, K Failing, A Wehrend
AIM: To evaluate the performance of a novel accelerometer-based oestrus detection system (ODS) for dairy cows on pasture, in comparison with measurement of concentrations of progesterone in milk, ultrasonographic examination of ovaries and farmer observations. METHODS: Mixed-breed lactating dairy cows (n=109) in a commercial, seasonal-calving herd managed at pasture under typical farming conditions in Ireland, were fitted with oestrus detection collars 3 weeks prior to mating start date...
May 23, 2018: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791796/tracking-of-engineered-bacteria-in-vivo-using-non-standard-amino-acid-incorporation
#17
Pichet Praveschotinunt, Noemie-Manuelle Dorval Courchesne, Ilona den Hartog, Chaochen Lu, Jessica J Kim, Peter Q Nguyen, Neel S Joshi
The rapidly growing field of microbiome research presents a need for better methods of monitoring gut microbes in vivo with high spatial and temporal resolution. We report a method of tracking microbes in vivo within the gastrointestinal tract by programming them to incorporate non-standard amino acids (NSAA) and labeling them via click chemistry. Using established machinery constituting an orthogonal translation system (OTS), we engineered Escherichia coli to incorporate p-azido-L-phenylalanine (pAzF) in place of the UAG (amber) stop codon...
May 23, 2018: ACS Synthetic Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791696/monocenter-experience-with-532-nm-laser-photoselective-vaporization-of-the-prostate-by-greenlight-xps%C3%A2-laser-is-it-really-an-endourological-joker-card
#18
Jamil Ghahhari, Carlo D'Orta, Ambra Rizzoli, Michele Marchioni, Giulia I Primicer, Piergustavo De Francesco, Angelo Civitella, Mario Di Lecce, Pietro Castellan, Roberto Castellucci, Fabio Neri, Fabiola Raffaella Tamburro, Luca Cindolo, Luigi Schips
INTRODUCTION: In our study, we reported on our monocenter experience with GreenLight (GL) Xcelerated Performance System (XPS)™ /MoXy™ laser fiber (American Medical Systems Inc., Minnetonka, Minnesota), examining its efficacy, safety, and its ability to effectively treat lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in benign prostate obstruction (BPO). We also explored and compared the three different endoscopic approaches used for GL treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), standard photovaporization (PVP), anatomical PVP, and GreenLight XPS™ enucleation of the prostate...
June 1, 2018: Surgical Technology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791430/ex-vivos-models-to-teaching-therapeutic-endoscopic-ultrasound-t-eus
#19
Everson L A Artifon, Spencer Cheng, Thaisa Nakadomari, Leandro Kashiwagi, Jose Celso Ardengh, Emilio Belmonte, Jose P Otoch
BACKGROUND: Endoscopic ultrasound training has a learning curve greater than the other endoscopic therapeutic techniques. One of the preclinical teaching methods is the use of ex vivo porcine models. AIM: To describe five ex vivo porcine models for training in therapeutic echoendoscopic procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using porcine digestive tract containing esophagus, stomach, duodenum, spleen, liver and gallbladder, five models for therapeutic echoendoscopy training were described...
January 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791425/-endoscopic-submucosal-dissection-of-a-transpyloric-early-gastric-c%C3%A3-ncer-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#20
Juan Antonio Chirinos Vega, César García Delgado, Alfonso Delgado Vergara
The endoscopic sumucosal disection (ESD) is an advanced endoscopic technique that achieves the curative resection of superficial neoplasms of the gastrointestinal tract, getting block exeresis with margins free of neoplasia avoiding surgery. However, tumors located in the esophagogastric junction, or pylorus, are technically more complex to resect by ESD. When a neoplasm settles in the pylorus, the anatomical characteristics of this region can affect the adequate assessment of the margins and the performance of the procedure...
January 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
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