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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232702/adipose-tissue-deficiency-of-hormone-sensitive-lipase-causes-fatty-liver-in-mice
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Bo Xia, Guo He Cai, Hao Yang, Shu Pei Wang, Grant A Mitchell, Jiang Wei Wu
Fatty liver is a major health problem worldwide. People with hereditary deficiency of hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) are reported to develop fatty liver. In this study, systemic and tissue-specific HSL-deficient mice were used as models to explore the underlying mechanism of this association. We found that systemic HSL deficient mice developed fatty liver in an age-dependent fashion between 3 and 8 months of age. To further explore the mechanism of fatty liver in HSL deficiency, liver-specific HSL knockout mice were created...
December 12, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232676/progressive-development-of-aberrant-smooth-muscle-cell-phenotype-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-disease
#2
Kirsten Riches, Emily Clark, Rebecca J Helliwell, Timothy G Angelini, Karen E Hemmings, Marc A Bailey, Katherine I Bridge, D Julian A Scott, Karen E Porter
Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a silent, progressive disease with a high mortality and an increasing prevalence with aging. Smooth muscle cell (SMC) dysfunction contributes to gradual dilatation and eventual rupture of the aorta. Here we studied phenotypic characteristics in SMC cultured from end-stage human AAA (≥5 cm) and cells cultured from a porcine carotid artery (PCA) model of early and end-stage aneurysm. Human AAA-SMC presented a secretory phenotype and expressed elevated levels of the differentiation marker miR-145 (2...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232563/immunologic-burden-links-periodontitis-to-acute-coronary-syndrome
#3
John M Liljestrand, Susanna Paju, Milla Pietiäinen, Kåre Buhlin, G Rutger Persson, Markku S Nieminen, Juha Sinisalo, Päivi Mäntylä, Pirkko J Pussinen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Periodontitis, a common polymicrobial inflammatory disease in the tooth supporting tissues, is a risk factor for coronary artery disease. One of the proposed underlying mechanisms is the systemic immune response to periodontal infection. We studied how serum antibodies against seven periodontal pathogens and their subgingival levels associate with each other, periodontitis, and coronary artery disease. METHODS: The Parogene cohort included 505 Finnish patients (mean age 63 y) who underwent coronary angiography, and clinical and radiographic oral examinations...
December 6, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232407/temporal-changes-in-cardiac-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-remodeling-induced-by-exercise-in-hypertension-role-for-local-angiotensin-ii-reduction
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Sebastião D Silva, Zaira P Jara, Roseli Peres, Larissa S Lima, Cristóforo Scavone, Augusto C Montezano, Rhian M Touyz, Dulce E Casarini, Lisete C Michelini
Exercise training reduces renin-angiotensin system (RAS) activation, decreases plasma and tissue oxidative stress and inflammation in hypertension. However, the temporal nature of these phenomena in response to exercise is unknown. We sought to determine in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) and age-matched WKY controls the weekly effects of training on blood pressure (BP), plasma and left ventricle (LV) Ang II and Ang-(1-7) content (HPLC), LV oxidative stress (DHE staining), gene and protein expression (qPCR and WB) of pro-inflammatory cytokines, antioxidant enzymes and their consequence on hypertension-induced cardiac remodeling...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232369/accelerated-decline-in-cardiac-stem-cell-efficiency-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rat-compared-to-normotensive-wistar-rat
#5
Sherin Saheera, Renuka R Nair
Cardiac hypertrophy is recognized as an independent risk factor for cardiac failure. Efficient management of hypertensive heart disease requires identification of factors that can possibly mediate the transition from hypertrophy to failure. Resident cardiac stem cells have a prominent role in the maintenance of cardiac tissue homeostasis. Decline in the proportion of healthy cardiac stem cells (CSCs) can affect tissue regeneration. In pathological conditions, apart from natural aging, an adverse microenvironment can lead to decrease in efficiency of CSCs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232316/prime-a-novel-low-mass-high-repetition-approach-to-improve-function-in-older-adults
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Jason D Allen, Mitch D VanBruggen, Neil M Johannsen, Jennifer L Robbins, Daniel P Credeur, Carl F Pieper, Richard Sloane, Conrad P Earnest, Timothy S Church, Eric Ravussin, William E Kraus, Michael A Welsch
INTRODUCTION: The ability to maintain functional independence in a rapidly aging population results in an increased life expectancy without corresponding increases in health care costs. The accelerated decline in VO2peak after the age of 65 is primarily due to peripheral tissue changes rather than centrally mediated factors. The purpose of this study was to determine if the PRIME (Peripheral Remodeling through Intermittent Muscular Exercise) approach, consisting of a low mass, high repetition/duration skeletal muscle focused training regimen would provide superior functional benefits in participants above 70 years old and at risk for losing functional independence...
December 11, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232184/feasibility-and-safety-of-intrathoracic-biopsy-and-repeat-biopsy-for-evaluation-of-programmed-cell-death-ligand-1-expression-for-immunotherapy-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Emily B Tsai, Kelsey Pomykala, Kathleen Ruchalski, Scott Genshaft, Fereidoun Abtin, Antonio Gutierrez, Hyun J Kim, Alice Li, Carlos Adame, Ashkan Jalalian, Brian Wolf, Edward B Garon, Jonathan W Goldman, Robert Suh
Purpose To determine feasibility and safety of biopsy and repeat biopsy for assessment of programmed cell death ligand-1 (PD-L1) status. Materials and Methods This retrospective analysis reviewed 101 patients who underwent transthoracic core needle biopsy for the KEYNOTE-001 (MK-3475) clinical trial of pembrolizumab, an antiprogrammed cell death-1 therapy for non-small cell lung cancer, from May 2012 to September 2014. Sixty-one male patients (mean age, 66.1 years; range 36-83 years) and 40 female patients (mean age, 66...
December 12, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231012/-progress-in-application-of-measuring-skeleton-by-ct-in-forensic-anthropology-research
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C Y Miao, L Xu, N Wang, M Zhang, Y S Li, J X Lü
Individual identification by measuring the human skeleton is an important research in the field of forensic anthropology. Computed tomography (CT) technology can provide high-resolution image of skeleton. Skeleton image can be reformed by software in the post-processing workstation. Different skeleton measurement indexes of anthropology, such as diameter, angle, area and volume, can be measured on section and reformative images. Measurement process is barely affected by human factors. This paper reviews the literatures at home and abroad about the application of measuring skeleton by CT in forensic anthropology research for individual identification in four aspects, including sex determination, height infer, facial soft tissue thickness measurement and age estimation...
February 2017: Fa Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230998/-research-progress-on-the-detection-method-of-dna-methylation-and-its-application-in-forensic-science
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REVIEW
Y C Nie, L J Yu, H Guan, Y Zhao, H B Rong, B W Jiang, T Zhang
As an important part of epigenetic marker, DNA methylation involves in the gene regulation and attracts a wide spread attention in biological auxology, geratology and oncology fields. In forensic science, because of the relative stable, heritable, abundant, and age-related characteristics, DNA methylation is considered to be a useful complement to the classic genetic markers for age-prediction, tissue-identification, and monozygotic twins' discrimination. Various methods for DNA methylation detection have been validated based on methylation sensitive restriction endonuclease, bisulfite modification and methylation-CpG binding protein...
June 2017: Fa Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230869/microvascular-replantation-of-a-composite-facial-avulsion-in-a-24-month-old-child-after-dog-bite
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David Macias, Daniel I Kwon, Paul C Walker, Nathaniel R Peterson
Dog bite injuries are common sources of morbidity with an estimated incidence of 4.5 million bites per year with over 350,000 requiring treatment in the emergency room. Children under the age of 14 are most likely to be affected with a peak age of 5-9 years old. We report a case of a 24-month-old female who sustained a large composite facial avulsion injury from a pit bull dog bite. The avulsed tissue involved a substantial portion of the patient's mid-face, including the entire soft tissue of the nose, upper lip, part of the left cheek, and left oral commissure...
December 12, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230843/cardiac-function-in-pediatric-patients-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia-due-to-21-hydroxylase-deficiency
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Christiaan F Mooij, Milanthy S Pourier, Gert Weijers, Chris L de Korte, Zina Fejzic, Hedi L Claahsen van der Grinten, Livia Kapusta
BACKGROUND: Hyperandrogenism and exogenous glucocorticoid excess may cause unfavorable changes in the cardiovascular risk profile of patients with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cardiac function in pediatric patients with CAH. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 27 pediatric patients with CAH, aged 8-16 years, were evaluated by physical examination, electrocardiogram (ECG), conventional echocardiography, tissue Doppler imaging and two-dimensional (2D) myocardial strain (rate) imaging...
December 11, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230715/chronic-lymphocytic-thyroiditis-clt-has-a-positive-prognostic-value-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer-ptc-patients-the-potential-key-role-of-foxp3-%C3%A2-t-lymphocytes
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T Pilli, P Toti, R Occhini, M G Castagna, S Cantara, M Caselli, S Cardinale, L Barbagli, F Pacini
BACKGROUND: An impact of chronic lymphocytic thyroiditis (CLT) on papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) outcome has long been advocated but it is still controversial. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the prognostic value of CLT in a retrospective cohort of PTC patients and to characterize the lymphocytic subpopulations and infiltrate (LI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We assessed 375 PTC patients, aged 45.2 ± 16.4 years, and treated with thyroidectomy and radioiodine remnant ablation, with a mean follow-up of 6...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230714/obesity-phenotypes-depot-differences-in-adipose-tissue-and-their-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Valeria Guglielmi, Paolo Sbraccia
Obesity, defined as excess fat mass, increases risks for multiple chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and several types of cancer. Beyond adiposity per se, the pattern of fat distribution, android or truncal as compared to gynoid or peripheral, has a profound influence on systemic metabolism and hence risk for obesity complications. Not only factors as genetics, environment, gender, and age account for the apparent compartmentalization of white adipose tissue (WAT) in the body...
December 11, 2017: Eating and Weight Disorders: EWD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230597/presence-of-post-systolic-shortening-is-an-independent-predictor-of-heart-failure-in-patients-following-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
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Philip Brainin, Sune Haahr-Pedersen, Morten Sengeløv, Flemming Javier Olsen, Thomas Fritz-Hansen, Jan Skov Jensen, Tor Biering-Sørensen
Following an ischemic event post systolic shortening (PSS) may occur. We investigated the association between PSS in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) following primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) and occurrence of cardiovascular events at follow-up. A total of 373 patients admitted with STEMI and treated with pPCI were prospectively included in the study cohort. All patients were examined by echocardiography a median of 2 days after admission (interquartile range, 1-3 days)...
December 11, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230596/distribution-of-potential-eye-and-tissue-donors-within-an-australian-teaching-hospital
#15
Martin J Dutch, Anthony F Denahy
Eye and Tissue donation has the capacity to transform lives, yet the vast majority of potential in-hospital donors are not recognised. Studies which describe the relative importance of specific units or wards in determining the size of the donor pool are limited. The aim of this study was to map the distribution of potential Eye and Tissue donors within the study hospital. A 12-month retrospective analysis of all patient deaths at the study hospital was undertaken. The ability to donate corneal, heart valve, bone and skin tissue was investigated...
December 11, 2017: Cell and Tissue Banking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230595/an-optimized-technique-of-endoscopic-third-ventriculocisternostomy-etv-for-children-with-occlusive-hydrocephalus
#16
Albert Akramovich Sufianov, Ekkehard M Kasper, Rinat Albertovich Sufianov
In this article, we present an optimized minimally invasive technique of ETV for children with occlusive hydrocephalus. The study comprises of 64 consecutive pediatric cases (34 boys and 30 girls aged from 1 month to 5 years) of occlusive hydrocephalus from various etiologies, which were treated with a modified technique of ETV. Mean clinical follow-up period after ETV was 24.2 ± 3.8 months. Application of the new technique made it possible to significantly reduce the length of the soft tissue incision for access, and the use of upgraded instruments allowed to perform a twist drill hole in the skull to less than half a usual size...
December 11, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230415/hypoxia-induces-apoptosis-through-hif-1%C3%AE-signaling-pathway-in-human-uterosacral-ligaments-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse
#17
Xinrui Zhao, Congcong Ma, Rui Li, Jing Xue, Lidong Liu, Peishu Liu
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the expression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) in women uterosacral ligament tissues with pelvic organ prolapse and women with normal uterine support structures and illuminate its relationship with apoptosis. Samples were collected from 38 women with pelvic organ prolapse and 31 age matched controls. The expression levels of HIF-1α and BNIP3 in the uterosacral ligaments were measured using immunohistochemistry, qRT-PCR, and Western blot. To assess apoptosis we performed TUNEL assay and Western blot analyses...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230390/her2-overexpression-in-retinoblastoma-a-potential-therapeutic-target
#18
David Cordeiro Sousa, Pablo Zoroquiain, Maria Eugenia Orellana, Ana Beatriz Dias, Evangelina Esposito, Miguel N Burnier
Background: Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common primary intraocular malignancy. Current therapies are associated with high morbidity in the short- and long-term. Human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) is a transmembrane protein detected in 15-30% of breast cancers, but it has also been described in other malignancies. Recently, it has been claimed that a truncated version of this protein is expressed in RB, responsive to directed therapies in vitro. We scored HER2 overexpression in RB tissue samples and discussed its potential clinical utility...
September 2017: Ocular Oncology and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230266/-shoulder-tumor-of-startling-appearance
#19
Ilhame Naciri, Baderddine Hassam
Chondrosarcoma is a malignant tumor of bone of mesenchymal origin which usually occurs in people after age 40 at the level of the pelvis and the shoulder. We report the case of a 65-year old female patient, with no particular past medical history, with impaired general condition, hospitalized for exploration of a large tumor of the right shoulder, evolving over 3 years. Clinical examination showed giant, humpbacked, hard, adherent tumor measuring 44 × 32 cm along its longer axis, with inflammatory signs associated with signs of vasculo-nervous compression...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230117/outcomes-of-patients-with-late-relapse-metastatic-renal-cell-carcinoma-treated-with-targeted-therapies-a-single-institution-experience
#20
John Kucharczyk, Kamal Mandalapu, Suma Satti, Marc R Matrana
Background: Late relapse with presentation of metastatic disease >5 years after nephrectomy with curative intent is a known behavior of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), but data on outcomes, especially regarding targeted therapies, are limited. In this study, we analyze clinicopathologic features and response to targeted therapy in patients with late-relapse metastatic RCC (mRCC). Methods: We retrospectively reviewed clinical data on consecutive patients treated with targeted therapy for mRCC diagnosed >5 years after nephrectomy with curative intent...
2017: Ochsner Journal
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