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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091735/comprehensive-assessment-of-peripheral-blood-tcr%C3%AE-repertoire-in-infectious-mononucleosis-and-chronic-active-ebv-infection-patients
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Shenglin Liu, Qian Zhang, Dongli Huang, Wenli Zhang, Fengluan Zhong, Jia Feng, Xueru Chen, Qingxiang Meng, Xiaofan Chen, Wei Zhang, Hongyu Zhang
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) primary infection is usually asymptomatic, but it sometimes progresses to infectious mononucleosis (IM). Occasionally, some people develop chronic active EBV infection (CAEBV) with underlying immunodeficiency, which belongs to a continuous spectrum of EBV-associated lymphoproliferative disorders (EBV(+) LPD) with heterogeneous clinical presentations and high mortality. It has been well established that T cell-mediated immune response plays a critical role in the disease evolution of EBV infection...
January 14, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090629/what-is-the-l-in-lpds-localized-as-well-as-lateralized
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E Hartl, J Rémi, C Stoyke, S Noachtar
BACKGROUND: Periodic discharges (PDs) are well established as either periodic lateralized epileptiform discharges (LPDs) or generalized discharges. However, PDs in the midline can currently not be adequately classified as they are not generalized and not lateralized. AIMS OF THE STUDY: To propose a modification of the current LPD classification. METHODS: We here present a paradigmatic case series of three adult patients with midline LPDs. RESULTS: In our patients, ictal electroencephalography (EEG) recordings revealed periodic epileptiform discharges in the midline region...
January 16, 2017: Acta Neurologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078804/a-low-protein-diet-induces-body-weight-loss-and-browning-of-subcutaneous-white-adipose-tissue-through-enhanced-expression-of-hepatic-fibroblast-growth-factor-21-fgf21
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Albert Pérez-Martí, Maite Garcia-Guasch, Anna Tresserra-Rimbau, Alexandra Carrilho-Do-Rosário, Ramon Estruch, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Miguel Ángel Martínez-González, Rosa Lamuela-Raventós, Pedro F Marrero, Diego Haro, Joana Relat
SCOPE: Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) is considered a promising therapeutic candidate for the treatment of obesity. Since FGF21 production is regulated by various nutritional factors, we analyze the impact of low protein intake on circulating levels of this growth hormone in mice and in a sub cohort of the PREDIMED (Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea) trial. We also describe the role of hepatic FGF21 in metabolic adaptation to a low-protein diet (LPD). METHODS AND RESULTS: We fed control and liver-specific Fgf21 knockout (LFgf21KO) mice a LPD...
January 11, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078460/imbedding-pancreaticojejunostomy-used-in-pure-laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-for-nondilated-pancreatic-duct
#4
Min Wang, Simiao Xu, Hang Zhang, Shuyou Peng, Feng Zhu, Renyi Qin
BACKGROUND: LPD has been cautiously regarded as feasible and safe for resection and reconstruction. However, anastomosis of the remnant pancreas is still thought to be a critical obstacle to the dissemination of LPD in general practice. This study presents a new technique of pancreaticojejunostomy for nondilated pancreatic duct and evaluates its safety and reliability. METHODS: From July 2014 to June 2015, a total of 52 patients underwent LPD with the new technique...
January 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076504/the-role-of-bradykinin-in-lung-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-a-rat-lung-transplantation-model
#5
Zheng Tang, Zhiwei Wang, Zhipeng Hu, Min Zhang, Luocheng Li, Bowen Li
PURPOSE: To investigate the role of bradykinin in a rat lung transplantation (LTx) model and preliminarily discuss the relationship between bradykinin and CD26/DPP-4. METHODS: Rats were randomly divided into four groups: Control (CON), Sham, low potassium dextranglucose (LPD), and AB192 (n=15/group). Orthotopic single LTx was performed in the LPD and AB192 groups. The donor lungs were flush-perfused and preserved with low potassium dextranglucose (LPD) or LPD+CD26/DPP-4 catalytic inhibitor (AB192)...
December 2016: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056294/-the-understanding-of-epstein-barr-virus-associated-lymphoproliferative-disorder
#6
X G Zhou, Y L Zhang, J L Xie, Y H Huang, Y Y Zheng, W S Li, H Chen, F Liu, H X Pan, P Wei, Z Wang, Y C Hu, K Y Yang, H L Xiao, M J Wu, W H Yin, K Y Mei, G Chen, X C Yan, G Meng, G Xu, J Li, S F Tian, J Zhu, Y Q Song, W J Zhang
In recent years, there are increasing articles concerning Epstein-Barr virus associated lymphoproliferative disorder (EBV+ LPD), and the name of EBV+ LPD is used widely. However, the meaning of EBV+ LPD used is not the same, which triggered confusion of the understanding and obstacles of the communication. In order to solve this problem. Literature was reviewed with combination of our cases to clarify the concept of EBV+ LPD and to expound our understanding about it. In general, it is currently accepted that EBV+ LPD refers to a spectrum of lymphoid tissue diseases with EBV infection, including hyperplasia, borderline lesions, and neoplastic diseases...
December 8, 2016: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054389/health-effects-of-laser-printer-emissions-a-controlled-exposure-study
#7
Stefan Karrasch, Myriam Simon, Britta Herbig, Jeanette Langner, Stefan Seeger, Angelika Kronseder, Stefan Peters, Gisela Dietrich-Gümperlein, Rudolf Schierl, Dennis Nowak, Rudolf A Jörres
Ultrafine particles emitted from laser printers are suspected to elicit adverse health effects. We performed 75-minute exposures to emissions of laser printing devices (LPDs) in a standardized, randomized, cross-over manner in 23 healthy subjects, 14 mild, stable asthmatics and 15 persons reporting symptoms associated with LPD emissions. Low level exposures (LLE) ranged at the particle background (3,000 cm(-3) ), high level exposures (HLE) at 100,000 cm(-3) . Examinations before and after exposures included spirometry, body plethysmography, transfer factors for CO and NO (TLCO, TLNO), bronchial and alveolar NO, cytokines in serum and nasal secretions (IL-1β, IL-5, IL-6, IL-8, GM-CSF, IFNγ, TNFα), serum ECP, and IgE...
January 5, 2017: Indoor Air
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049562/laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-for-adenocarcinoma-provides-short-term-oncologic-outcomes-and-long-term-overall-survival-rates-similar-to-those-for-open-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Olga Kantor, Mark S Talamonti, Susan Sharpe, Waseem Lutfi, David J Winchester, Kevin K Roggin, David J Bentrem, Richard A Prinz, Marshall S Baker
BACKGROUND: The long-term efficacy of laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) relative to open pancreaticoduodenectomy (OPD) for pancreatic adenocarcinoma has not been well studied. METHODS: The National Cancer Data Base was used to compare patients undergoing LPD and OPD for stage I-II pancreatic adenocarcinoma between 2010 and 2013. RESULTS: 828 (10%) patients underwent LPD and 7385 (90%) OPD. There were no differences in tumor or demographic characteristics between groups...
December 28, 2016: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045744/open-pancreaticoduodenectomy-case-volume-predicts-outcome-of-laparoscopic-approach-a-population-based-analysis
#9
Onur C Kutlu, Jeffrey E Lee, Matthew H Katz, Ching-Wei D Tzeng, Robert A Wolff, Gauri R Varadhachary, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Jason B Fleming, Claudius Conrad
OBJECTIVE: To determine if laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) is safe and offers benefits over open pancreaticoduodenectomy (OPD) at institutions with lower pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) volume. BACKGROUND: Although a hospital-based case volume-outcome relationship for morbidity, mortality, and oncologic quality has been reported for OPD, comparative trends for LPD have yet to be investigated. METHODS: A total of 4739 patients with complete data were identified in National Cancer Data Base between 2010 and 2011; 4309 patients had OPD and 430 patients had LPD...
December 29, 2016: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032709/relationship-between-patellar-tracking-and-the-screw-home-mechanism-of-tibiofemoral-joint
#10
Li-Kang Zhang, Xiao-Meng Wang, Ying-Zhen Niu, Hui-Xin Liu, Fei Wang
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the effect of the screw-home motion on the stability of the patellofemoral joint, and investigate its mechanism of regulation of patellar tracking. METHODS: Twenty volunteers who met the criteria were examined. All subjects had axial computed tomography (CT) scanning performed on bilateral knees at 0° and 30° of flexion. Scanning began above the femorotibial articulation and femoral trochlear groove, and moved sequentially down to the level of the anterior tibial tubercle...
November 2016: Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028571/correlation-analysis-between-injury-patterns-of-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-and-vastus-medialis-obliquus-after-acute-first-time-lateral-patellar-dislocation
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Guang-Ying Zhang, Lei Zheng, Hao Shi, Wei Liu, Li Zhang, Su-Hui Qu, Zheng-Wu Bai, Hong-Yu Ding
PURPOSE: To evaluate the correlation between injury patterns of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) and vastus medialis obliquus (VMO) after acute first-time lateral patellar dislocation (LPD) in adults. METHODS: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was prospectively performed in 132 consecutive adults with acute first-time LPD. Images were acquired and evaluated using standardized protocols. Injury patterns of MPFL were grouped by location and severity for analysis of the prevalence of VMO injury...
December 27, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024213/long-sleeve-working-port-assisted-laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-new-technique-in-laparoscopic-surgery
#12
Ying Jun Chen, Wan Yee Lau, Zuo Jun Zhen, Yin Tao He
INTRODUCTION: Advances in technology and instruments have made laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) feasible. Unfortunately, this operation is technically very challenging and it is not widely accepted by laparoscopic surgeons. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 59-year-old woman underwent LPD using a newly invented long-sleeve-working-port (LSWP) for a mucinous cystadenoma of the head of pancreas. This case report describes this port and its use on this patient. DISCUSSION: LSWP is a new invention to facilitate difficult laparoscopic operations...
December 14, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008898/-argon-laser-ablation-is-a-new-method-of-airways-recanalization-for-tumoral-stenosis
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A A Rusanov, N V Kazakov, A V Gerasin, M G Kovalev, A L Akopov
AIM: To develop the new method of laser recanalization of airways for tumoral stenosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: It is proposed to conduct laser effect in the gas environment that does not support combustion (argon). Also the device for these AIM: is suggested. The method is called argon-laser ablation (ALA). A comparison of ALA and conventional high-energy laser exposure (LPD) was performed. RESULTS: ALA and LPD were used in 46 patients and 17 patients with non-small cell lung cancer...
2016: Khirurgiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993440/a-new-era-for-cutaneous-cd30-positive-t-cell-lymphoproliferative-disorders
#14
Werner Kempf
Cutaneous CD30+ T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders (CD30+ T-LPD) represent a spectrum encompassing lymphomatoid papulosis (LyP), primary cutaneous anaplastic large-cell lymphoma (pcALCL) and borderline lesions. They share the expression of CD30 as a common phenotypic marker. They differ however in their clinical presentation, the histological features and clinical course. Moreover, LyP and PcALCL show numerous clinical, histological and phenotypic variants. Overlapping features of LyP and pcALCL with themselves and with other cutaneous and systemic lymphomas emphasize the importance of careful clinicopathologic correlation and staging in the diagnosis of CD30+ T-LPD...
November 29, 2016: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988064/cutaneous-ebv-related-lymphoproliferative-disorders
#15
Alejandro A Gru, Elaine S Jaffe
This article will focus on the cutaneous lymphoproliferative disorders associated with EBV, with an emphasis on the upcoming changes in the revised 4th Edition of the WHO classification of tumors of the hematopoietic system, many of which deal with cutaneous disorders derived from NK-cells or T-cells. Extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma usually presents in the upper aerodigestive tract, but can involve the skin secondarily. EBV-associated T- and NK-cell lymphoproliferative disorders (LPD) in the pediatric age group include the systemic diseases, chronic active EBV infection (CAEBV) and systemic EBV+ T-cell lymphoma of childhood...
December 7, 2016: Seminars in Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987099/the-feasibility-of-laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-stepwise-procedure-and-learning-curve
#16
Chien-Hung Liao, Yu-Yin Liu, Shang-Yu Wang, Keng-Hao Liu, Chun-Nan Yeh, Ta-Sen Yeh
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD) has been proven feasible and safe. The artery-first approach emerged as a standard procedure in pancreatic surgery. In this manuscript, we describe both our stepwise, artery-first technique for LPD and methods for accumulating experience during the initial learning stage. METHOD: This is a retrospective review of 12 patients who underwent LPD between 2012 and 2015. We classified the first five patients as the early group and the remaining seven as the late group...
December 16, 2016: Langenbeck's Archives of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960568/altered-expression-of-hormone-receptor-integrin-%C3%AE-3-and-pinopode-in-the-endometrium-of-luteal-phase-defect-women
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Shuangge Liu, Teng Hua, Xiaoyan Xin, Rui Shi, Shuqi Chi, Hongbo Wang
OBJECTIVE: To invistigate estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR), integrin β3, and pinopode expression in luteal phase deficiency (LPD) women. METHODS: There were 52 nulligravidas consecutive infertile patients undergoing a routine assistant reproduction consultation included in this study. An endometrial biopsy sample was randomly obtained between days 4 and 10 of the luteal phase. Endometrial morphology was examined with scanning electron microscopy...
December 14, 2016: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927186/diet-as-a-system-an-observational-study-investigating-a-multi-choice-system-of-moderately-restricted-low-protein-diets
#18
Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Marta Nazha, Irene Capizzi, Federica Neve Vigotti, Stefania Scognamiglio, Valentina Consiglio, Elena Mongilardi, Marilisa Bilocati, Paolo Avagnina, Elisabetta Versino
BACKGROUND: There is no single, gold-standard, low-protein diet (LPD) for CKD patients; the best compliance is probably obtained by personalization. This study tests the hypothesis that a multiple choice diet network allows patients to attain a good compliance level, and that, in an open-choice system, overall results are not dependent upon the specific diet, but upon the clinical characteristics of the patients. METHODS: Observational study: Three LPD options were offered to all patients with severe or rapidly progressive CKD: vegan diets supplemented with alpha-ketoacids and essential aminoacids; protein-free food in substitution of normal bread and pasta; other (traditional, vegan non supplemented and tailored)...
December 7, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899104/the-magnitude-of-nephron-number-reduction-mediates-intrauterine-growth-restriction-induced-long-term-chronic-renal-disease-in-the-rat-a-comparative-study-in-two-experimental-models
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Farid Boubred, Laurent Daniel, Christophe Buffat, Michel Tsimaratos, Charles Oliver, Martine Lelièvre-Pégorier, Umberto Simeoni
BACKGROUND: Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a risk factor for hypertension (HT) and chronic renal disease (CRD). A reduction in the nephron number is proposed to be the underlying mechanism; however, the mechanism is debated. The aim of this study was to demonstrate that IUGR-induced HT and CRD are linked to the magnitude of nephron number reduction, independently on its cause. METHODS: Systolic blood pressure (SBP), glomerular filtration rate (GFR), proteinuria, nephron number, and glomerular sclerosis were compared between IUGR offspring prenatally exposed to a maternal low-protein diet (9% casein; LPD offspring) or maternal administration of betamethasone (from E17 to E19; BET offspring) and offspring with a normal birth weight (NBW offspring)...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898000/patient-survival-and-costs-on-moderately-restricted-low-protein-diets-in-advanced-ckd-equivalent-survival-at-lower-costs
#20
Giorgina Barbara Piccoli, Marta Nazha, Irene Capizzi, Federica Neve Vigotti, Elena Mongilardi, Marilisa Bilocati, Paolo Avagnina, Elisabetta Versino
The indications for delaying the start of dialysis have revived interest in low-protein diets (LPDs). In this observational prospective study, we enrolled all patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) who followed a moderately restricted LPD in 2007-2015 in a nephrology unit in Italy: 449 patients, 847 years of observation. At the start of the diet, the median glomerular filtration rate (GFR) was 20 mL/min, the median age was 70, the median Charlson Index was 7. Standardized mortality rates for the "on-diet" population were significantly lower than for patients on dialysis (United States Renal Data System (USRDS): 0...
November 25, 2016: Nutrients
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