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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930553/fetal-nucleic-acids-in-maternal-plasma-from-biology-to-clinical-translation
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Neha Bunkar, Arpit Bhargava, Koel Chaudhury, Radhey Shyam Sharma, Nirmal Kumar Lohiya, Pradyumna Kumar Mishra
Exposure to environmental contaminants during the critical window of pregnancy results in deregulation of highly coordinated genetic and epigenetic mechanisms involved in prenatal growth. Such disturbances significantly alter the fetal programming, and lead to various developmental disorders immediately, over the lifetime, or transgenerationally. During the process of placental development, fetal nucleic acids enter maternal plasma as a result of necrotic, apoptotic, and inflammatory mechanisms. These nucleic acids reflect normal or abnormal ongoing cellular changes during prenatal fetal development...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929255/carbonic-anhydrase-ix-inhibition-affects-viability-of-cancer-cells-adapted-to-extracellular-acidosis
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Elena Andreucci, Silvia Peppicelli, Fabrizio Carta, Giulia Brisotto, Eva Biscontin, Jessica Ruzzolini, Francesca Bianchini, Alessio Biagioni, Claudiu T Supuran, Lido Calorini
Among the players of the adaptive response of cancer cells able to promote a resistant and aggressive phenotype, carbonic anhydrase IX (CAIX) recently has emerged as one of the most relevant drug targets. Indeed, CAIX targeting has received a lot of interest, and selective inhibitors are currently under clinical trials. Hypoxia has been identified as the master inductor of CAIX, but, to date, very few is known about the influence that another important characteristic of tumor microenvironment, i.e., extracellular acidosis, exerts on CAIX expression and activity...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Molecular Medicine: Official Organ of the "Gesellschaft Deutscher Naturforscher und Ärzte"
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929031/procalcitonin-a-powerful-rescuer-on-surgical-floors
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EDITORIAL
Ahsan Zil-E-Ali, Syeda Naqvi, Mariam Tariq
Necrotizing fasciitis (NF) is a rare but life-threatening medical and surgical emergency. It is characterized by necrosis of the soft tissue leaving the overlying tissue unaffected, which delays the diagnosis and treatment. Delay in recognition of the severity of necrotizing fasciitis might lead to serious morbidity and mortality. Diagnosis of NF relies on strong clinical judgment, predictable by severe pain, erythema, and a presence of air under the skin, but all of them are not always present. Management of NF is prompt surgical intervention and antimicrobial therapy...
July 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928899/hyperpolarized-13-c-diffusion-mrs-of-co-polarized-pyruvate-and-fumarate-to-measure-lactate-export-and-necrosis
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Benedikt Feuerecker, Markus Durst, Michael Michalik, Günter Schneider, Dieter Saur, Marion Menzel, Markus Schwaiger, Franz Schilling
Background: Non-invasive tumor characterization and monitoring are among the key goals of medical imaging. Using hyperpolarized (13)C-labelled metabolic probes fast metabolic pathways can be probed in real-time, providing new opportunities for tumor characterization. In this in vitro study, we investigated whether measurement of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurements and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) of co-polarized (13)C-labeled pyruvic acid and fumaric acid can non-invasively detect both necrosis and changes in lactate export, which are parameters indicative of tumor aggressiveness...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928844/inhibitory-effects-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-sonication-on-the-proliferation-of-osteosarcoma-cells
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Toshihiro Matsuo, Keiji Sato, Takuya Matsui, Shigeyuki Sawada, Yoshitaka Muramatsu, Katsuhisa Kawanami, Masataka Deie
To date, there is limited data on the biological effects of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on primary malignant bone tumors. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the antitumor effects of LIPUS on osteosarcoma cells. The effects of LIPUS on cell viability, induction of apoptosis, mitochondrial membrane potential and intracellular signaling molecules in the LM8 osteosarcoma cell line were investigated. LIPUS inhibited cell viability (P=0.0022) and mitochondrial membrane potential (P=0...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928675/larval-mid-gut-responses-to-sub-lethal-dose-of-cry-toxin-in-lepidopteran-pest-achaea-janata
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Vinod K Chauhan, Narender K Dhania, R K Chaitanya, Balasubramanian Senthilkumaran, Aparna Dutta-Gupta
The lack of homogeneity in field application of Bacillus thuringiensis formulation often results in ingestion of sub-lethal doses of the biopesticide by a fraction of pest population and there by promotes the toxin tolerance and resistance in long term. Gut regeneration seems to be one of the possible mechanism by which this is accomplished. However, the existing information is primarily derived from in vitro studies using mid-gut cell cultures. Present study illustrates cellular and molecular changes in mid-gut epithelium of a Bt-susceptible polyphagous insect pest castor semilooper, Achaea janata in response to a Cry toxin formulation...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925916/necrotizing-pancreatitis-resulting-in-abdominal-compartment-syndrome-a-case-report-from-a-remote-northern-hospital-and-literature-review
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Dominika Jegen, Ren Ee Choo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Canadian Journal of Rural Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925490/multi-detector-spiral-ct-diagnosis-of-common-bile-duct-ampullary-carcinoma
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D-Z Zhao, Y Guo, Y-P Sun, H-M Liu, Z Zhang, Q-L Ma, Y-S Wang, C-L Chen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this project was to study the imaging characteristics of multi-detector CT (MDCT) in different types of malignant tumor in the common bile duct ampulla. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We examined 30 cases of pancreatic head cancer, 35 of terminal cholangiocarcinoma, 26 of ampullary carcinoma, and 40 of benign lesions, all confirmed by pathology. We used 64-slice spiral CT plain scan and multi-phase enhanced scan with multi-planar reconstruction (MPR) and curved planar reconstruction (CPR) post-processing to obtain three-dimensional images...
August 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924436/pseudomonas-scleritis-following-pterygium-excision
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Winai Chaidaroon, Sumet Supalaset
PURPOSE: The aim of this case report was to describe a patient who presented with Pseudomonas scleritis after pterygium excision. The study was conducted at the Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. METHODS: The record of a patient who was diagnosed as Pseudomonas scleritis after pterygium excision was retrospectively reviewed for history, clinical characteristics, laboratory findings, treatments, and outcomes...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924415/stalagmite-like-preretinal-inflammatory-deposits-in-vitrectomized-eyes-with-posterior-uveitis
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Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Ashkan M Abbey, Lily van Laere, Ankoor R Shah, Benjamin J Thomas, Alan J Ruby, Lisa J Faia
We report a new clinical sign of vitreous inflammation in patients with posterior uveitis: spectral-domain optical coherence tomography identified stalagmite-like, discrete, diffusely distributed, hyperreflective, preretinal deposits in previously vitrectomized eyes of 2 patients during flares of posterior uveitis. The extent of the deposits correlated with disease activity. The underlying primary diseases encountered were necrotizing retinochoroiditis secondary to toxoplasmosis and primary central nervous system lymphoma...
2017: Digital Journal of Ophthalmology: DJO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924140/linoleic-and-palmitoleic-acid-block-streptokinase-mediated-plasminogen-activation-and-reduce-severity-of-invasive-group-a-streptococcal-infection
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Katharina Rox, Rolf Jansen, Torsten G Loof, Christine M Gillen, Steffen Bernecker, Mark J Walker, Gursharan Singh Chhatwal, Rolf Müller
In contrast to mild infections of Group A Streptococcus (GAS) invasive infections of GAS still pose a serious health hazard: GAS disseminates from sterile sites into the blood stream or deep tissues and causes sepsis or necrotizing fasciitis. In this case antibiotics do not provide an effective cure as the bacteria are capable to hide from them very quickly. Therefore, new remedies are urgently needed. Starting from a myxobacterial natural products screening campaign, we identified two fatty acids isolated from myxobacteria, linoleic and palmitoleic acid, specifically blocking streptokinase-mediated activation of plasminogen and thereby preventing streptococci from hijacking the host's plasminogen/plasmin system...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923651/high-resolution-magic-angle-spinning-nuclear-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-for-the-metabolic-assessment-of-acute-rejection-after-cardiac-transplantation-in-rats
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C W Lee, J S Lee, C W Woo, S Kim
PURPOSE: To evaluate the potential of high-resolution magic angle spinning (HR-MAS) (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy for metabolite characterization and the differentiation of acute rejection after heart transplantation in rat models. METHODS: We transplanted syngeneic heart grafts from Lewis rats (n = 4) and allogeneic heart grafts from F344 rats (n = 4) heterotopically into Lewis recipients. On day 7 postoperatively, the transplanted hearts were harvested for ex vivo (1)H NMR spectroscopy and HR-MAS (1)H NMR spectroscopy...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923584/seeing-the-difference-painless-progressive-vision-loss-in-a-vasculopath
#13
Jenny L Lauschke, Katherine Masselos, Jennifer Sandbach, Clare L Fraser
A 78-year-old Caucasian man with significant vascular disease reported sudden onset of worsened vision during a routine wound-care appointment for non-healing necrotic leg ulcers. He described painless blurring of vision with grey scotomas in his RE, his only well-seeing eye, following trauma to the LE as a child. He presented with retinal ischemia, a cotton-wool spot and optic nerve swelling. Temporal artery biopsy showed myxoid degeneration and extensive calcium deposition which also was shown on imaging throughout his carotid and vertebral arterial system, the clinical picture of calciphylaxis...
September 15, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923326/effects-of-sulphasalazine-in-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rat
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Cansel Cetin, Ahmet Melih Erdogan, Gungor Cagdas Dincel, Bulent Bakar, Ucler Kisa
BACKGROUND: Management of cerebral ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury is still difficult process today. AIMS OF THE STUDY: Aim of present study was to investigate therapeutic properties of sulfasalazine in cerebral transient I/R injury in rat. METHODS: Except Control group (n = 5), 20 Wistar albino rats were allocated for acute and chronic stage investigation of I/R injury, and temporary aneurysm clips were attempted to both internal carotid arteries for thirty min...
April 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922324/biological-properties-and-therapeutic-value-of-cryopreserved-fat-tissue
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Takanobu Mashiko, Szu-Hsien Wu, Koji Kanayama, Rintaro Asahi, Takako Shirado, Masanori Mori, Ataru Sunaga, Shunji Sarukawa, Hirokazu Uda, Kotaro Yoshimura
BACKGROUND: Fat grafting frequently requires multiple treatments and thus repeated liposuction to achieve treatment goals. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether cryopreservation of adipose tissue may facilitate future fat grafting. METHODS: Lipoaspirates were harvested from six adult females and preserved using two cryopreservation methods: 1) simple cooling to -80˚C (cryo-1); or 2) programmed cooling to -190˚C (cryo-2). Fresh fat, cryo-1 fat, and cryo-2 fat were analyzed both in vitro and in vivo...
September 14, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921914/comparison-of-relation-between-multiple-parameters-of-glycemic-variability-and-coronary-plaque-vulnerability-assessed-by-virtual-histology-intravascular-ultrasound
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Natsu Otowa-Suematsu, Kazuhiko Sakaguchi, Hisako Komada, Tomoaki Nakamura, Anna Sou, Yushi Hirota, Masaru Kuroda, Toshiro Shinke, Ken-Ich Hirata, Wataru Ogawa
AIMS/INTRODUCTION: Increased glycemic variability is an important contributing factor to coronary artery disease. Although various parameters of glycemic variability can be derived by continuous glucose monitoring, the clinical relevance of individual parameters has remained unclear. We have now analyzed the relation of such parameters to coronary plaque vulnerability MATERIALS AND METHODS: The standard deviation of glucose levels (SD glucose), mean amplitude of glycemic excursions (MAGE), continuous overlapping net glycemic action calculated every 1 h (CONGA-1), and mean of daily differences (MODD) were calculated from continuous glucose monitoring data for 53 subjects hospitalized for percutaneous coronary intervention...
September 16, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921168/chromosomal-abnormalities-affect-the-surgical-outcome-in-infants-with-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome-a-large-cohort-analysis
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Dala Zakaria, Xinyu Tang, Rupal Bhakta, Nahed O ElHassan, Parthak Prodhan
Patients with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) can have associated genetic abnormalities. This study evaluated the incidence of genetic abnormalities among infants with HLHS and the short-term outcomes of this population during the first hospitalization. This is a retrospective analysis of the multi-center Pediatric Heath Information System database of infants with HLHS who underwent Stage I Norwood, Hybrid, or heart transplant during their first hospitalization from 2004 through 2013. We compared clinical data between infants with and without genetic abnormality, among the three most common chromosomal abnormalities, and between survivors and non-survivors...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920465/fish-oil-derived-eicosapentaenoic-acid-decreases-survivin-expression-and-induces-wt-p53-accumulation-with-caspase-3-activation-in-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-cells
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M R Sam, M Esmaeillou, S Sam, M A Shokrgozar
BACKGROUND: Defects in modulating wild-type (wt) p53 and survivin are associated with a resistant disease in acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Yet, no wt-p53 and survivin modulating drugs have been approved for clinical application in ALL. Here, we investigated if in vitro eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) concentrations equal to human plasma levels are able to target wt-p53 and survivin. METHODS: Wt-p53 Molt-4 cells (ALL cell line) were treated with 50, 100, 150, and 200 µM of EPA after which cell number, viability, proliferation rate, survivin expression, wt-p53 accumulation, caspase-3 activation, and apoptosis were evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Human & Experimental Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920020/neonatal-perforated-appendicitis-attributed-to-localized-necrotizing-enterocolitis-of-the-appendix-a-review
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Andrew Tumen, Pranit N Chotai, John Matthew Williams, Adrianne Myers-Webb, Ramesh Krishnan, James W Eubanks Iii
Neonatal appendicitis is a rare clinical entity associated with remarkable morbidity and mortality. Appendicular perforation is common and the diagnosis is usually made intra-operatively. The causative etiology of neonatal perforated appendicitis (NPA) is a subject of debate and has not been elucidated. Although many etiologic theories exist, increasing evidence suggests a subset of NPA cases may represent a form of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) localized to the appendix. We herein present a review of the current literature to include cases of NPA attributed to localized NEC...
July 2017: Journal of Neonatal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918858/coronary-ct-angiography-features-of-ruptured-and-high-risk-atherosclerotic-plaques-correlation-with-intra-vascular-ultrasound
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Daniel R Obaid, Patrick A Calvert, Adam Brown, Deepa Gopalan, Nick E J West, James H F Rudd, Martin R Bennett
BACKGROUND: Features of ruptured and high-risk plaque have been described on coronary computed tomography angiography (coronary CTA), but not systematically assessed against intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). We examined the ability of coronary CTA to identify IVUS defined ruptured plaque and Virtual Histology Intravascular Ultrasound (VH-IVUS) defined thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA). METHODS: Sixty-three patients (32 with acute coronary syndrome and 31 with stable angina) underwent coronary CTA, IVUS and VH-IVUS...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
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