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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731954/laparoscopic-pancreaticoduodenectomy-a-single-team-preliminary-experience
#1
Xiaohui Duan, Bo Jiang, Lixue Zhou, Jianhui Yang, Bingzhang Tian, Huiming Wen, Xianhai Mao
OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed to describe the authors' experience and the perioperative outcome for laparoscopic pancreaticoduodenectomy (LPD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Perioperative clinical data of 57 consecutive pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) procedures performed from January 2014 to May 2016 in the Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Hunan Provincial People's Hospital were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS: The median of operative time was 315 minutes (range, 220 to 575 min) and the median of intraoperative estimated blood loss was 200 mL (range, 100 to 550 mL)...
July 20, 2017: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714311/localized-liquid-phase-synthesis-of-porous-sno2-nanotubes-on-mems-platform-for-low-power-high-performance-gas-sensors
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Incheol Cho, Kyungnam Kang, Daejong Yang, Jeonghoon Yun, Inkyu Park
We have developed highly sensitive, low power gas sensors through the novel integration method of porous SnO2 nanotubes (NTs) on a micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS) platform. As a template material, ZnO nanowires (NWs) were directly synthesized on beam-shaped, suspended microheaters through in-situ localized hydrothermal reaction induced by local thermal energy around the Joule-heated area. Also, liquid phase deposition (LPD) process enabled the formation of porous SnO2 thin film on the surface of ZnO NWs and simultaneous etching of ZnO core, eventually to generate porous SnO2 NTs...
July 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713070/the-role-of-cd200-and-cd43-expression-in-differential-diagnosis-between-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-and-mantle-cell-lymphoma
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Mesude Falay, Berna Afacan Öztürk, Kürşad Güneş, Yasin Kalpakçı, Simten Dağdaş, Funda Ceran, Gülsüm Özet
OBJECTIVE: Atypical CLL is most frequently confused with mantle cell lymphoma (MCL). Several markers may contribute to the diagnosis of CLL. However, there is no consensus on which markers are needed to be used in the flowcytometry for the diagnosis of CLL. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of CD43 and CD200 markers in the differential diagnosis between CLL and MCL. MATERIALS AND METHODS: To address this issue, 339 consecutive patients with CLL and MCL evaluation of CD43, and CD200 expressions were included in the flowcytometry LPD panel but not in the Matutes scoring system...
July 17, 2017: Turkish Journal of Haematology: Official Journal of Turkish Society of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710397/brain-specific-lamellipodin-knockout-results-in-hyperactivity-and-increased-anxiety-of-mice
#4
Cristian Bodo, Cathy Fernandes, Matthias Krause
Lamellipodin (Lpd) functions as an important signalling integrator downstream of growth factor and axon guidance receptors. Mechanistically, Lpd promotes actin polymerization by interacting with F-actin and the actin effectors Ena/VASP proteins and the SCAR/WAVE complex. Thereby, Lpd supports lamellipodia protrusion, cell migration and endocytosis. In the mammalian central nervous system, Lpd contributes to neuronal morphogenesis, neuronal migration during development and its C. elegans orthologue MIG-10 also supports synaptogenesis...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701947/protein-restricted-diets-for-ameliorating-motor-fluctuations-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Luxi Wang, Nian Xiong, Jinsha Huang, Shiyi Guo, Ling Liu, Chao Han, Guoxin Zhang, Haiyang Jiang, Kai Ma, Yun Xia, Xiaoyun Xu, Jie Li, Jing Y Liu, Tao Wang
Levodopa is considered to be the most effective symptomatic drug for Parkinson's disease (PD). As the disease progresses, however, the patients are likely to experience a reduced response to levodopa and develop motor fluctuations (i.e., end-of-dose wearing off and unpredictable "on-off"). Protein-rich diets and elevated plasma concentrations of large neutral amino acids have been proved to impair the therapeutic effect of levodopa by reducing its absorption and influx into the brain. On the other hand, the protein-restricted diets including low-protein diet (LPD), protein-redistribution diet (PRD) and PRD with use of low-protein products can all improve the efficacy of levodopa in patients with motor fluctuations...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701315/effect-of-endurance-training-and-branched-chain-amino-acids-on-the-signaling-for-muscle-protein-synthesis-in-ckd-model-rats-fed-a-low-protein-diet
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Takuya Yoshida, Sachika Kakizawa, Yuri Totsuka, Miho Sugimoto, Shinji Miura, Hiromichi Kumagai
A low-protein diet (LPD) protects against the progression of renal injury in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, LPD may accelerate muscle wasting in these patients. Both exercise and branched chain amino acids (BCAA) are known to increase muscle protein synthesis by activating the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway. The aim of this study is to investigate whether endurance exercise and BCAA play a role for increasing muscle protein synthesis in LPD-fed CKD (5/6 nephrectomized) rats...
July 12, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693644/gene-cloning-and-difference-analysis-of-vitellogenin-in-neoseiulus-barkeri-hughes
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L Ding, F Chen, R Luo, Q Pan, C Wang, S Yu, L Cong, H Liu, H Li, C Ran
Neoseiulus barkeri (HUGHES) is the natural enemy of spider mites, whiteflies and thrips. Screening for chemically-resistant predatory mites is a practical way to balance the contradiction between the pesticide using and biological control. In this study, the number of eggs laid by fenpropathrin-susceptible and resistant strains of N. barkeri was compared. Additionally, we cloned three N. barkeri vitellogenin (Vg) genes and used quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction to quantify Vg expression in susceptible and resistant strains...
July 11, 2017: Bulletin of Entomological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692288/toward-reliable-lipoprotein-particle-predictions-from-nmr-spectra-of-human-blood-an-interlaboratory-ring-test
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Sandra Monsonis Centelles, Huub C J Hoefsloot, Bekzod Khakimov, Parvaneh Ebrahimi, Mads V Lind, Mette Kristensen, Niels de Roo, Doris M Jacobs, John van Duynhoven, Claire Cannet, Fang Fang, Eberhard Humpfer, Hartmut Schäfer, Manfred Spraul, Søren B Engelsen, Age K Smilde
Lipoprotein profiling of human blood by (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a rapid and promising approach to monitor health and disease states in medicine and nutrition. However, lack of standardization of measurement protocols has prevented the use of NMR-based lipoprotein profiling in metastudies. In this study, a standardized NMR measurement protocol was applied in a ring test performed across three different laboratories in Europe on plasma and serum samples from 28 individuals. Data was evaluated in terms of (i) spectral differences, (ii) differences in LPD predictions obtained using an existing prediction model, and (iii) agreement of predictions with cholesterol concentrations in high- and low-density lipoproteins (HDL and LDL) particles measured by standardized clinical assays...
July 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679993/iatrogenic-immunodeficiency-associated-epstein-barr-virus-ebv-negative-natural-killer-cell-lymphoproliferative-disorder-in-a-patient-undergoing-rheumatoid-arthritis-therapy
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Tomoyuki Uchida, Morihiro Inoue, Jian Hua, Shogo Tajima, Yasunori Ota, Masao Hagihara
Here we present a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), who was suspected to have developed malignant lymphoma during immunosuppressive therapy 5 years earlier. She temporarily achieved remission after discontinuing therapy; however, her disease worsened with remittent fever and splenomegaly. Splenic biopsy demonstrated infiltration by abnormal cells, which were positive for CD56 and T cell intracytoplasmic antigen, but negative for CD3 and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) -encoded RNA. Cytogenetic analysis of bone marrow and lumbar spine tumor revealed common complex karyotype abnormalities...
2017: [Rinshō Ketsueki] the Japanese Journal of Clinical Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676912/clinical-characteristics-of-methotrexate-associated-lymphoproliferative-disorders-relationship-between-absolute-lymphocyte-count-recovery-and-spontaneous-regression
#10
Satoshi Takanashi, Yoshinobu Aisa, Chisako Ito, Hideki Arakaki, Yuki Osada, Yuichiro Amano, Motoharu Hirano, Tomonori Nakazato
Several reports have shown that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are at increased risk of developing lymphoproliferative disorders (LPD). Methotrexate (MTX) has been recognized as a major cause of LPD. Sometimes spontaneous regression (SR) occurs after withdrawal of MTX. Recent studies suggest that the early recovery of the absolute lymphocyte count (ALC) after withdrawal of MTX is associated with the spontaneous regression of MTX-LPD. We retrospectively analyzed 26 patients with MTX-LPD to identify predictive factors for spontaneous regression...
July 5, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675468/acral-angiokeratoma-like-pseudolymphoma-in-a-middle-aged-woman
#11
Shamir Geller, Alina Markova, Melissa Pulitzer, Patricia L Myskowski
Acral angiokeratoma-like pseudolymphoma is a rare type of pseudolymphoma presenting as dark-red papules on the hand or foot. We describe a 59 year old woman who presented with an unusual unilateral, clustered aggregate of scaly violaceous papules on the toe with an indolent course. Skin biopsy showed a prominent vascular proliferation associated with a dermal infiltrate of monoclonally rearranged T-follicular helper phenotype T-cells, in keeping with CD4+ small/medium T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder (SMPTC-LPD)...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673590/parkinson-s-disease-the-hibernating-spore-hypothesis
#12
Ketil Berstad, Johanna E R Berstad
The authors support the hypothesis that a causative agent in Parkinson's disease (PD) might be either fungus or bacteria with fungus-like properties - Actinobacteria, and that their spores may serve as 'infectious agents'. Updated research and the epidemiology of PD suggest that the disease might be induced by environmental factor(s), possibly with genetic susceptibility, and that α-synuclein probably should be regarded as part of the body's own defense mechanism. To explain the dual-hit theory with stage 1 involvement of the olfactory structures and the 'gut-brain'-axis, the environmental factor is probably airborne and quite 'robust' entering the body via the nose/mouth, then to be swallowed reaching the enteric nervous system with retained pathogenicity...
July 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656971/dietary-patterns-cost-and-compliance-with-low-protein-diet-of-phenylketonuria-and-other-inherited-metabolic-diseases
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T Mlčoch, R Puda, P Ješina, M Lhotáková, Š Štěrbová, T Doležal
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Phenylketonuria (PKU) and several other inherited metabolic diseases (IMD) require a lifelong low-protein diet (LPD), otherwise they lead to many health complications. LPDs, however, carry a significant economic burden for patients and their families. The objective of this study was to explore the costs of low-protein foods (LPFs) necessary for LPD as well as dietary patterns and compliance towards an LPD. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A detailed questionnaire was created in cooperation with National Association of PKU and other IMD (NSPKU), and consequently sent to all NSPKU members treated with an LPD (n=303)...
June 28, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654766/methotrexate-related-lymphoproliferative-disorder-in-patients-with-osteonecrosis-of-the-jaw-a-3-case-report-and-literature-review
#14
Ken Furudate, Anna Satake, Norihiko Narita, Wataru Kobayashi
Patients with immunodeficiency or immunosuppression are at risk of developing a lymphoproliferative disorder (LPD). Methotrexate (MTX) is an iatrogenic cause of LPD, which in up to 50% cases occurs in extranodal sites. The occurrence of MTX-related LPD with osteonecrosis of the jaw (ONJ) has rarely been reported. Moreover, there are no clear diagnostic criteria and treatment strategies for management of these lesions. In the present cases, discontinuing MTX and debridement of the necrotic bone were effective...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648940/upregulation-of-inhibitory-signaling-receptor-programmed-death-marker-1-pd-1-in-disease-evolution-from-cutaneous-lymphoid-dyscrasias-to-mycosis-fungoides-and-sezary-s-syndrome
#15
Giang Huong Nguyen, Luke C Olson, Cynthia M Magro
BACKGROUND: Negative immunoregulatory checkpoints impede effective immune responses to tumor and reduce the action of anticancer agents. One such example is programmed death marker-1 (PD-1), an inhibitory signaling receptor expressed on activated and regulatory T-cells. PD-1 expression was reported in a few reports, but the expression profile of PD-1 and mycosis fungoides (MF) remains largely to be characterized. DESIGN: In this study, skin biopsies from 42 prelymphomatous T-cell dyscrasias (CLD), 9 Sezary's syndrome (SS), 103 MF, and 20 CD30+ lymphoproliferative diseases (LPD) were examined for PD-1 expression using immunohistochemistry...
June 2017: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647437/inhibitory-control-is-not-lateralized-in-parkinson-s-patients
#16
G Mirabella, M Fragola, G Giannini, N Modugno, Daniel Lakens
Parkinson's disease (PD) is often characterized by asymmetrical symptoms, which are more prominent on the side of the body contralateral to the most extensively affected brain hemisphere. Therefore, lateralized PD presents an opportunity to examine the effects of asymmetric subcortical dopamine deficiencies on cognitive functioning. As it has been hypothesized that inhibitory control relies upon a right-lateralized pathway, we tested whether left-dominant PD (LPD) patients suffered from a more severe deficit in this key executive function than right-dominant PD patients (RPD)...
June 22, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626541/a-rare-case-of-three-distinct-epstein-barr-virus-associated-lymphoproliferative-disorders-over-sixteen-years-of-human-immunodeficiency-virus-infection
#17
Hamdy M A Ahmed, Abrar Khan, Weyman Lam, Samar Abohamad, Pradyumna Phatak
Epstein Barr virus (EBV) is well known to cause different types of malignancies. In immunocompromised patients, such as those infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), there is a higher likelihood of EBV related malignant transformation. Diagnosis of EBV related malignancies may be difficult and sometimes requires clinical and pathological correlation. It is very rare to have more than one type of EBV related malignancy in a single patient. Until now, there are no specific guidelines for treatment of EBV related malignancies and lymphoproliferative disorders (LPD)...
June 1, 2017: Hematology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605998/primary-cutaneous-cd4-small-medium-pleomorphic-t-cell-lymphoproliferative-disorder-a-case-series
#18
Martina Maurelli, Chiara Colato, Paolo Gisondi, Giampiero Girolomoni
BACKGROUND: Primary cutaneous CD4(+) small/medium T-cell lymphoproliferative disorder (CD4(+) PCSM-LPD) is defined by a predominance of small- to medium-sized CD4(+) pleomorphic T cells and a favorable clinical course. OBJECTIVE: We performed a retrospective analysis of 6 patients with CD4(+) PCSM-LPD and reviewed the literature to address questions about its diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. METHODS: Patients were 3 men and 3 women with a median age of 50 years...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597777/improved-metabolism-and-redox-state-with-a-novel-preservation-solution-implications-for-donor-lungs-after-cardiac-death-dcd
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David A Schipper, Anthony V Louis, Destiny S Dicken, Kitsie Johnson, Ryszard T Smolenski, Stephen M Black, Ray Runyan, John Konhilas, Joe G N Garcia, Zain Khalpey
Lungs donated after cardiac death (DCD) are an underutilized resource for a dwindling donor lung transplant pool. Our study investigates the potential of a novel preservation solution, Somah, to better preserve statically stored DCD lungs, for an extended time period, when compared to low-potassium dextran solution (LPD). We hypothesize that Somah is a metabolically superior organ preservation solution for hypothermic statically stored porcine DCD lungs, possibly improving lung transplant outcomes. Porcine DCD lungs (n = 3 per group) were flushed with and submerged in cold preservation solution...
April 2017: Pulmonary Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597193/concentrate-supplementations-of-grazing-pregnant-kalahari-red-goats-effects-on-pregnancy-variables-reproductive-performance-birth-types-and-weight-of-kids
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O A Oderinwale, B O Oluwatosin, O S Sowande, M N Bemji, S D Amosu, G O Sanusi
A study was conducted for 22 weeks to determine the effects of concentrate supplementations at three crude protein (CP) levels, i.e. low protein diet-LPD 12.42% CP (124.93 g day(-1)); medium protein diet-MPD 14.18% CP (145.87 g day(-1)) and high protein diet-HPD 16.35% CP (168.19 g day(-1)) on some pregnancy variables, reproductive performance, birth types and weight of kids kidded by pregnant Kalahari Red goats grazed on Chloris gayana. Thirty-three matured Kalahari Red goats of first parity within age range of 2 to 2(1)/2 years with an average body weight of 38...
August 2017: Tropical Animal Health and Production
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