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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523333/giant-cell-arteritis-with-arteritic-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy
#1
Horia Tudor Stanca, Elena Suvac, Mihnea Munteanu, Dragoş Cătălin Jianu, Andrei Gheorghe Marius Motoc, Gavril Cosmin Roşca, Ovidiu Boruga
Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is an inflammatory vasculitis of unknown etiology that mainly involves large and medium arteries, particularly the cranial branches of the aorta. GCA with consecutive arteritic-anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (A-AION) has rarely been diagnosed in Romania. Recently, we encountered an 83-year-old patient who presented with left eye visual impairment and corresponding optic disc diffusely swollen and pale. He also had typical manifestations of GCA, such as malaise, and temporal headache, and a highly elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523173/thrombotic-responses-to-coronary-stents-bioresorbable-scaffolds-and-the-kounis-hypersensitivity-associated-acute-thrombotic-syndrome
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REVIEW
Nicholas G Kounis, Ioanna Koniari, Anastasios Roumeliotis, Grigorios Tsigas, George Soufras, Nicholas Grapsas, Periklis Davlouros, George Hahalis
Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty with coronary stent implantation is a life-saving medical procedure that has become, nowadays, the most frequent performed therapeutic procedure in medicine. Plain balloon angioplasty, bare metal stents, first and second generation drug-eluting stents, bioresorbable and bioabsorbable scaffolds have offered diachronically a great advance against coronary artery disease and have enriched our medical armamentarium. Stented areas constitute vulnerable sites for endothelial damage, endothelial dysfunction, flow turbulence, hemorheologic changes, platelet dysfunction, coagulation changes and fibrinolytic disturbances...
April 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516249/-a-67-year-old-man-with-fever-night-sweat-and-ascites
#3
A Hiseni-Kamberi, W-D Maier, K Junker, M Argirov
A 67-year-old man presented with fever, night sweat and abdominal complaints for about 4 weeks. Ultrasound and a computed tomography scan showed distinct ascites as the main finding, presenting as exsudate with predominating lymphoid cells. Because of long-term immunosuppressive therapy with the tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α inhibitor golimumab for psoriasis, the suspicion for a possible tuberculous peritonitis arose. This was confirmed with an enzyme-linked immunospot assay, a high level of adenosine deaminase in the ascites and a peritoneum which was studded with multiple whitish nodules, corresponding to granulomas with giant cells...
May 17, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516078/subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-presenting-with-tumoral-bleeding-a-case-report
#4
Jae-Young Kim, Tae-Young Jung, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Seul-Kee Kim
We report a rare case of subependymal giant cell astrocytoma (SEGA) associated with tumoral bleeding in a pediatric patient without tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). A 10-year-old girl presented with a 2-week history of an increasingly aggravating headache. Brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed an approximately 3.6-cm, well-defined, heterogeneously enhancing mass with multistage hemorrhages on the right-sided foramen of Monro. The tumor was completely resected using a transcallosal approach. Intraoperatively, the mass presented as a gray-colored firm tumor associated with acute and subacute hemorrhages...
April 2017: Brain Tumor Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513898/synthesis-of-bodipy-labelled-cholesterylated-glycopeptides-by-tandem-click-chemistry-for-glycocalyxification-of-giant-unilamellar-vesicles-guvs
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Nicolai Stuhr-Hansen, Charikleia-Despoina Vagianou, Ola Blixt
The glycocalyx cover membrane surfaces of all living cells. These complex archtechtures render their interaction mechanisms on the membrane surface difficult to study. Artificial cell-sized membranes with selected and defined glycosylation patterns may serve as a minimalistic approach to systematically study cell surface glycan interactions. Here we developed a facile general synthetic procedure for the synthesis of BODIPY-labelled cholesterylated glycopeptides, which can coat cell-size giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs)...
May 17, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513590/giant-tunnelling-electroresistance-in-metal-ferroelectric-semiconductor-tunnel-junctions-by-engineering-the-schottky-barrier
#6
Zhongnan Xi, Jieji Ruan, Chen Li, Chunyan Zheng, Zheng Wen, Jiyan Dai, Aidong Li, Di Wu
Recently, ferroelectric tunnel junctions have attracted much attention due to their potential applications in non-destructive readout non-volatile memories. Using a semiconductor electrode has been proven effective to enhance the tunnelling electroresistance in ferroelectric tunnel junctions. Here we report a systematic investigation on electroresistance of Pt/BaTiO3/Nb:SrTiO3 metal/ferroelectric/semiconductor tunnel junctions by engineering the Schottky barrier on Nb:SrTiO3 surface via varying BaTiO3 thickness and Nb doping concentration...
May 17, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511812/acute-management-of-symptomatic-subependymal-giant-cell-astrocytoma-with-everolimus
#7
Monica S Arroyo, Darcy A Krueger, Eileen Broomall, Charles B Stevenson, David N Franz
BACKGROUND: Subependymal giant cell astrocytomas (SEGA) are slow-growing tumors, which can cause obstructive hydrocephalus in patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). These tumors require routine surveillance with magnetic resonance imaging. Current consensus guidelines recommend treatment of asymptomatic SEGAs with an mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibitor because these medications have demonstrated efficacy and safety in multiple prospective clinical trials. For symptomatic SEGAs, standard therapy typically involves surgical resection of the tumor to relieve mass effect and resolve hydrocephalus...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511518/fat-free-pleomorphic-lipoma-of-oral-cavity-a-rare-entity
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Kannan Ranganathan, Seema Alice Mathew, Nellimad Sreedharan Sreena, Nagarajan Lavanya
Pleomorphic lipoma is a rare, benign, soft tissue neoplasm that characteristically occurs as a subcutaneous mass in the posterior neck or upper back and rarely in the tonsillar fossa and oral cavity. Histologically, pleomorphic lipoma contains varying amounts of mature fat, areas of spindle and pleomorphic cells, floret giant cells and thick rope - like collagen in a myxoid stroma. Pleomorphic lipoma with scanty fatty elements is called the fat free variant of pleomorphic lipoma. The combination of meagre amount of fat and presence of pleomorphic elements gives a pseudosarcomatous picture under the microscope leading to misdiagnosis and over treatment...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511400/a-case-report-of-a-giant-cholesteatoma
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Neelam Sood, Binit Kumar Khandelia, Gitanjali Bugnait
Cholesteatoma is a well demarcated, non-neoplastic, temporal bone cystic lesion with extensive keratinisation. Keratoma and epidermoid cyst are other possibly more accurate names suggested to describe the same. It can be classified as congenital or acquired. Its management is often complicated by its tendency to recidivism/recurrence. Long standing cholesteatomas can be a precursor for squamous cell carcinoma. We hereby present a case of giant cholesteatoma in a 45-year-old female with radiological involvement of the left temporal region, periauricular region and infratemporal fossa with lytic destruction of left middle ear ossicles, mastoid and squamous part of temporal bone with intracranial extension...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511398/undifferentiated-uterine-sarcoma-an-uncommon-case-report
#10
Madhumita Mukhopadhyay, Chhanda Das, Tamanna Parvin, Keya Basu
Endometrial Stromal Sarcomas (ESS) are rare uterine malignancy of mesodermal origin. A 65-year-old female presented with postmenopausal bleeding in the Department of Gynaecology in our hospital. Computed Topography (CT) revealed an enlarged uterus with areas of low attenuation. On gross appearance endometrial cavity was distorted with an irregular friable necrotic mass. Histopathologically, it was diagnosed as undifferentiated uterine sarcoma. Rhabdoid, osteoid and cartilaginous differentiation were found along with osteoclast like giant cells...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511395/clinical-and-cytological-spectrum-of-granulomatous-mastitis-and-utility-of-fnac-in-picking-up-tubercular-mastitis-an-eight-year-study
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Divya Achutha Ail, Pallavi Bhayekar, Avinash Joshi, Nidhi Pandya, Anuja Nasare, Pranoti Lengare, Ketan Ashok Narkhede
INTRODUCTION: Granulomatous Mastitis (GM) is a rare, benign, inflammatory disease of the breast. It is a well known mimicker of malignancy, clinically and radiologically. Patients are often subjected to number of tests for the right diagnosis. Non-specific Granulomatous Mastitis (NGM) and Tubercular Mastitis (TBM) are chief among the various causes of GM. They are important to be diagnosed early as their treatment varies significantly. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) is simple, patient friendly and primary investigation modality in cases of lump in breast...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510118/tampering-with-springs-phosphorylation-of-titin-affecting-the-mechanical-function-of-cardiomyocytes
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REVIEW
Nazha Hamdani, Melissa Herwig, Wolfgang A Linke
Reversible post-translational modifications of various cardiac proteins regulate the mechanical properties of the cardiomyocytes and thus modulate the contractile performance of the heart. The giant protein titin forms a continuous filament network in the sarcomeres of striated muscle cells, where it determines passive tension development and modulates active contraction. These mechanical properties of titin are altered through post-translational modifications, particularly phosphorylation. Titin contains hundreds of potential phosphorylation sites, the functional relevance of which is only beginning to emerge...
April 10, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510116/obscure-functions-the-location-function-relationship-of-obscurins
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REVIEW
Heather R Manring, Olivia A Carter, Maegen A Ackermann
The obscurin family of polypeptides is essential for normal striated muscle function and contributes to the pathogenesis of fatal diseases, including cardiomyopathies and cancers. The single mammalian obscurin gene, OBSCN, gives rise to giant (∼800 kDa) and smaller (∼40-500 kDa) proteins that are composed of tandem adhesion and signaling motifs. Mammalian obscurin proteins are expressed in a variety of cell types, including striated muscles, and localize to distinct subcellular compartments where they contribute to diverse cellular processes...
March 29, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508663/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-polymyalgia-rheumatica-a-pictorial-review
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Zdenek Rehak, Andrea Sprlakova-Pukova, Tomas Kazda, Zdenek Fojtik, Lenka Vargova, Petr Nemec
Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is one of the inflammatory rheumatic diseases that can potentially be detected by PET/CT. High (18)F-FDG accumulation around the shoulders, sternoclavicular and hip joints are the most common pre-treatment features of PMR patients. Another common sign is increased (18)F-FDG uptake in extraarticular regions between columnal spinous processes, near ischial tuberosities and in the praepubic area. Some patients also present with high (18)F-FDG uptake in main arteries, corresponding to the characteristics of giant cell arteritis...
May 16, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508272/nasopharyngeal-angiofibroma-a-clinical-histopathological-and-immunohistochemical-study-of-42-cases-with-emphasis-on-stromal-features
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Celeste Sánchez-Romero, Roman Carlos, Juan Pablo Díaz Molina, Lester D R Thompson, Oslei Paes de Almeida, Alicia Rumayor Piña
Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a benign but aggressive tumor of unknown etiology, typically occurring in adolescent males. It is described as a rare neoplasm; however, the prevalence seems to have geographic differences. All cases referred to our head and neck clinical and pathology service were reviewed. Most of the patients presented at an advanced stage. The clinical and radiographic features are presented and discussed. Histologically, the tumor shows a highly vascular fibrous proliferation with characteristic plump, angulated and stellate cells, categorized as fibroblasts...
May 15, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507956/an-unusual-case-of-giant-cell-tumor-of-first-metatarsal-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Kumar Prashant, Tulsi Das Bhattacharyya, Herman Frank, Prema Ram
INTRODUCTION: Giant cell tumor (GCT) or osteoclastoma is an osteolytic, mostly benign but locally aggressive tumor occurring in young adults at the epiphysis. Area of predilection is mainly long bones (85-90%). 4% of GCT are also found in iliac bone, spine and only 2% in hand (of which GCT phalanges are more common than metacarpal). GCT of metatarsal is a very rare occurrence with very few cases being reported so far. We report a case of GCT 1(st) metatarsal in a 40-year-old male which is a very rare entity...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506804/chloroquine-enhances-the-antimycobacterial-activity-of-isoniazid-and-pyrazinamide-by-reversing-inflammation-induced-macrophage-efflux
#17
U Matt, P Selchow, M Dal Molin, S Strommer, O Sharif, K Schilcher, F Andreoni, A Stenzinger, A S Zinkernagel, M Zeitlinger, P Sander, J Nemeth
Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB) is notorious for persisting within host macrophages. Efflux pumps decrease intracellular drug levels, thus fostering persistence of MTB during therapy. Isoniazid (INH) and pyrazinamide (PZA) are substrates of the efflux pump breast cancer resistance protein-1 (BCRP-1), which is inhibited by chloroquine (CQ). In this study, BCRP-1 was found to be expressed on macrophages of human origin and on foamy giant cells at the site of MTB infection. In the current in vitro study, interferon-gamma (IFNγ) increased the expression of BCRP-1 in macrophages derived from the human monocytic leukaemia cell line THP-1...
May 12, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506709/behavior-of-macrophage-and-osteoblast-cell-lines-in-contact-with-the-%C3%AE-tcp-biomaterial-beta-tricalcium-phosphate
#18
B Arbez, H Libouban
Beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) is a synthetic ceramic used for filling bone defects. It is a good alternative to autologous grafts since it is biocompatible, resorbable and osteoconductive. Previous in vivo studies have shown that macrophages are one of the first cells coming in contact with the biomaterial followed by osteoclasts and osteoblasts that will elaborate new bone packets. Studies have focused on osteoclast morphology and very few of them have investigated the role of macrophages. The aims of this study were to characterize (i) the biomaterial surface; (ii) the in vitro behavior of macrophages (J774...
May 12, 2017: Morphologie: Bulletin de L'Association des Anatomistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505189/small-and-big-hodgkin-reed-sternberg-cells-of-hodgkin-lymphoma-cell-lines-l-428-and-l-1236-lack-consistent-differences-in-gene-expression-profiles-and-are-capable-to-reconstitute-each-other
#19
Benjamin Rengstl, Sooji Kim, Claudia Döring, Christian Weiser, Julia Bein, Katrin Bankov, Marco Herling, Sebastian Newrzela, Martin-Leo Hansmann, Sylvia Hartmann
The hallmark of classical Hodgkin lymphoma (cHL) is the presence of giant, mostly multinucleated Hodgkin-Reed-Sternberg (HRS) cells. Whereas it has recently been shown that giant HRS cells evolve from small Hodgkin cells by incomplete cytokinesis and re-fusion of tethered sister cells, it remains unsolved why this phenomenon particularly takes place in this lymphoma and what the differences between these cell types of variable sizes are. The aim of the present study was to characterize microdissected small and giant HRS cells by gene expression profiling and to assess differences of clonal growth behavior as well as susceptibility toward cytotoxic intervention between these different cell types to provide more insight into their distinct cellular potential...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505000/h3f3a-histone-3-3-g34w-immunohistochemistry-a-reliable-marker-defining-benign-and-malignant-giant-cell-tumor-of-bone
#20
Fernanda Amary, Fitim Berisha, Hongtao Ye, Manu Gupta, Alice Gutteridge, Daniel Baumhoer, Rebecca Gibbons, Roberto Tirabosco, Paul O'Donnell, Adrienne M Flanagan
Giant cell tumor of bone (GCTB) is a locally aggressive subarticular tumor. Having recently reported that H3.3 G34W mutations are characteristic of this tumor type, we have now investigated the sensitivity and specificity of the anti-histone H3.3 G34W rabbit monoclonal antibody in a wide variety of tumors including histologic mimics of GCTB to assess its value as a diagnostic marker. We also determined the incidence of H3.3 G34 mutations in primary malignant bone tumors as assessed by genotype and H3.3 G34W immunostaining...
May 12, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
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