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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920701/choroidal-metastasis-as-an-unusual-initial-presentation-of-transitional-cell-carcinoma-of-the-kidney
#1
Jamal Khader, Sara Mheid, Fawzi AbuHijla, Nadi AlKarmi, Yacoub Yousef, Yazan Othman
Metastases of transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) of the renal pelvis to the eye is a very rare event, as only one previous case has been described in the literature. We present a patient with choroidal metastasis secondary to TCC of the renal pelvis, with a review of the relevant literature. A 61-year-old male presented with sudden-onset loss of vision of the left eye. Upon evaluation and assessment, the patient was found to have unilateral choroidal metastasis secondary to TCC of the renal pelvis. He is currently on palliative chemotherapy with carboplatin and gemcitabine...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919366/ldl-apheresis-activates-the-complement-system-and-the-cytokine-network-whereas-pcsk9-inhibition-with-evolocumab-induces-no-inflammatory-response
#2
Knut Tore Lappegård, Terje Enebakk, Hilde Thunhaug, Judith Krey Ludviksen, Tom Eirik Mollnes, Anders Hovland
BACKGROUND: Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis is an extracorporeal treatment modality used in high-risk coronary patients. It may, however, induce complement activation and downstream inflammation due to bio-incompatibility. OBJECTIVE: We explored changes in soluble inflammatory markers when changing from LDL apheresis to the novel PCSK9 inhibitor evolocumab. METHODS: Three patients with familial hypercholesterolemia participated. Blood samples (EDTA plasma) for complement activation and markers of inflammation were obtained before (baseline) and after LDL apheresis week at 0 and before biweekly administration of evolocumab at weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919018/trigeminal-nervous-system-sensitization-by-infraorbital-nerve-injury-enhances-responses-in-a-migraine-model
#3
Midori Toyama, Chiho Kudo, Chikako Mukai, Mika Inoue, Aiko Oyamaguchi, Hiroshi Hanamoto, Mitsutaka Sugimura, Hitoshi Niwa
BACKGROUND: Although the peripheral and central sensitizations of trigeminal nervous system may be one of the important factors of migraine, the precise mechanism is not fully understood. In this study, we examined the influence of the sensitization of the second division of the trigeminal nerve (V2) by chronic constriction injury (CCI) of the infraorbital nerve (ION) on migraine headache, using the capsaicin-induced migraine model. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were assigned to four groups: (a) sham surgery and topical-dural vehicle application (Sham + Vehicle) group, (b) CCI-ION and topical-dural vehicle application (CCI-ION + Vehicle) group, (c) sham surgery and topical-dural capsaicin application (Sham + Capsaicin) group, (d) CCI-ION and topical-dural capsaicin application (CCI-ION + Capsaicin) group...
November 9, 2016: Cephalalgia: An International Journal of Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913225/study-on-the-immunological-safety-of-universal-plasma-in-the-chinese-population-in-vitro
#4
Guanyi Chen, Liguo Zhu, Shufang Wang, Yuan Zhuang, Yang Yu, Deqing Wang
BACKGROUND: The prepared procedure for universal plasma in the Chinese population has been developed. However, the immunological safety with the level of antibodies, soluble immune complexes and complements is necessary to investigate. METHODS: The universal plasma was pooled at the optimal ratio of A:B:AB = 6:2.5:1.5 at 22 °C for 1 hour. The titer of IgM antibodies was detected by saline agglutination, and the titer of IgG antibodies was detected by a Polybrene test after IgM destroyed by 2-mereaptoethanol...
November 14, 2016: Transfusion and Apheresis Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911318/the-correlation-between-inflammatory-biomarkers-and-polygenic-risk-score-in%C3%A2-alzheimer-s-disease
#5
Angharad R Morgan, Samuel Touchard, Caroline O'Hagan, Rebecca Sims, Elisa Majounie, Valentina Escott-Price, Lesley Jones, Julie Williams, B Paul Morgan
Plasma biomarkers to aid the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) or to monitor disease progression have long been sought and continue to be widely studied. Biomarkers that correlate with AD polygenic risk score, a measure of the polygenic architecture of the disease and highly predictive of AD status, would be excellent candidates. Therefore, we undertook a preliminary study to assess the association of plasma inflammatory biomarkers with an overall AD polygenic risk score as well as with an inflammation-specific AD polygenic risk score in a sample set of 93 AD cases...
November 26, 2016: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910331/next-generation-gamma-ray-cherenkov-detectors-for-the-national-ignition-facility
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H W Herrmann, Y H Kim, A M McEvoy, A B Zylstra, C S Young, F E Lopez, J R Griego, V E Fatherley, J A Oertel, W Stoeffl, H Khater, J E Hernandez, A Carpenter, M S Rubery, C J Horsfield, S Gales, A Leatherland, T Hilsabeck, J D Kilkenny, R M Malone, J D Hares, J Milnes, W T Shmayda, C Stoeckl, S H Batha
The newest generation of Gas Cherenkov Detector (GCD-3) employed in Inertial Confinement Fusion experiments at the Omega Laser Facility has provided improved performance over previous generations. Comparison of reaction histories measured using two different deuterium-tritium fusion products, namely gamma rays using GCD and neutrons using Neutron Temporal Diagnostic (NTD), have provided added credibility to both techniques. GCD-3 is now being brought to the National Ignition Facility (NIF) to supplement the existing Gamma Reaction History (GRH-6m) located 6 m from target chamber center (TCC)...
November 2016: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896135/thrombus-like-tumor-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-mimicking-transitional-cell-carcinoma-of-kidney-a-case-report
#7
Dyandra Parikesit, Chaidir A Mochtar, Budiana Tanurahardja, Sahat Matondang, Rainy Umbas, Agus Rizal Hamid
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is the most common malignancy of the kidney. It is not commonly form tumor thrombus in the ureter or renal pelvis. A 29-year-old woman presented with asymptomatic gross hematuria. Contrast CT study revealed a tumor suspected to be a Transitional Cell Carcinoma (TCC). However, tumor thrombus was found in the renal pelvis and ureter. We performed Nephroureterectomy, bladder cuff excision, and lymph node dissection, and the tumor was diagnosed histopathologically as RCC. We report a very rare case of thrombus-like tumor of renal cell carcinoma mimicking transitional cell carcinoma of kidney...
January 2017: Urology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895724/expression-profile-of-spaca5-spaca5-in-spermatogenesis-and-transitional-cell-carcinoma-of-the-bladder
#8
Xiao-Yue Zhang, Qiu-Xia Yan, Xiao-Yan Guo, Cai-Rong Chen, Run-Qiang Chen, Zhi-Ming Cai, Ai-Fa Tang
The majority of bladder cancer-associated mortalities are due to transitional cell carcinoma (TCC), which is the most prevalent and chemoresistant malignancy of the bladder. Sperm acrosome associated 5 (SPACA5)/Spaca5 is a sperm acrosome-associated, c-type lysozyme-like protein that has been recently identified, and has been designated as an attractive candidate antigen for cancer testis. In the present study, the expression profile of SPACA5/Spaca5 was analyzed in spermatogenesis and TCC of the bladder using diverse molecular and cellular biology methods...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895522/effects-of-tai-chi-chuan-on-anxiety-and-sleep-quality-in-young-adults-lessons-from-a-randomized-controlled-feasibility-study
#9
Karen L Caldwell, Shawn M Bergman, Scott R Collier, N Travis Triplett, Rebecca Quin, John Bergquist, Carl F Pieper
OBJECTIVE: To determine feasibility and estimate the effect of a 10-week tai chi chuan (TCC) intervention on anxiety and sleep quality in young adults. PARTICIPANTS: Seventy-five adults (18-40 years) from a predominately undergraduate midsized university. METHODS: This was an assessor blinded, randomized feasibility trial, and participants were randomized into one of three groups: 10 weeks of TCC meeting 2 times per week, 10 weeks of TCC with a DVD of the curriculum, and control group receiving a handout on anxiety management...
2016: Nature and Science of Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891317/outcome-of-tobacco-cessation-in-workplace-and-clinic-settings-a-comparative-study
#10
Ramdas S Ransing, Dipak B Patil, Maruti B Desai, Asawari Modak
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Several biological, social, and cultural factors contribute to the poor outcome of tobacco cessation interventions. Inability to engage large number of participants is one of the major identifiable factors. The objective of this study was to compare the outcome of tobacco cessation interventions in the clinical and workplace settings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present study, we recruited 100 participants in tobacco cessation clinic (TCC) group and workplace group (50 participants in each)...
September 2016: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865311/conservative-and-pharmacologic-treatments-for-the-diabetic-charcot-foot
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Nina L Petrova, Michael E Edmonds
Charcot neuroarthropathy is a disabling complication of diabetic neuropathy. Prolonged immobilization in a total contact cast (TCC) is among the main treatments. Education of health care professionals in the application of TCC together with well-conducted clinical trials are required to overcome its frequent underuse. There are no established pharmacologic therapies to treat this condition; however, there is an overwhelming need for a new therapeutic approach. Novel targeted drug delivery systems are required to prevent the pathologic bone and joint destruction of the Charcot neuroarthropathy and this may lead to an improved outcome in diabetic patients with this condition...
January 2017: Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27864148/three-pentraxins-c-reactive-protein-serum-amyloid-p-component-and-pentraxin-3-mediate-complement-activation-using-collectin-cl-p1
#12
Nitai Roy, Katsuki Ohtani, Yoshihiko Hidaka, Yoshiro Amano, Yasuyuki Matsuda, Kenichiro Mori, Insu Hwang, Norimitsu Inoue, Nobutaka Wakamiya
BACKGROUND: Pentraxins (PTXs) are a superfamily of multifunctional conserved proteins involved in acute-phase responses. Recently, we have shown that collectin placenta 1 (CL-P1) and C-reactive protein (CRP) mediated complement activation and failed to form terminal complement complex (TCC) in normal serum conditions because of complement factor H inhibition. METHODS: We used CL-P1 expressing CHO/ldlA7 cells to study the interaction with PTXs. Soluble type CL-P1 was used in an ELISA assay for the binding, C3 and TCC deposition experiments...
November 15, 2016: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27859020/systemic-inflammation-in-acute-intermittent-porphyria-a-case-control-study
#13
E Storjord, J A Dahl, A Landsem, H Fure, J K Ludviksen, S Goldbeck-Wood, B O Karlsen, K S Berg, T E Mollnes, E W Nielsen, O-L Brekke
This study aimed to examine whether acute intermittent porphyria (AIP) is associated with systemic inflammation and whether the inflammation correlates with disease activity. A case-control study with 50 AIP cases and healthy age-, sex- and place of residence matched controls was performed. Plasma cytokines, insulin and C-peptide were analyzed after an overnight fast using multiplex assay. Long pentraxin-3 (PTX3) and complement activation products (C3bc and TCC) were analyzed using ELISA. Urine porphobilinogen ratio (U-PBG, µmol/mmol creatinine), hematological and biochemical tests were performed using routine methods...
November 8, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855679/a-pilot-study-of-toceranib-vinblastine-therapy-for-canine-transitional-cell-carcinoma
#14
Sarah B Rippy, Heather L Gardner, Sandra M Nguyen, Emma E Warry, Roberta A Portela, William Tod Drost, Eric T Hostnik, Eric M Green, Dennis J Chew, Juan Peng, Cheryl A London
BACKGROUND: Effective therapies for transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) are limited, with objective response rates to most chemotherapeutic regimens below 20%. The purpose of this study was to investigate the biologic activity of combined toceranib phosphate and vinblastine chemotherapy for treatment of TCC. A secondary objective was to compare the utility of Computed Tomography (CT) and abdominal ultrasound (AUS) in tumor response assessments. RESULTS: Dogs with TCC received vinblastine at 1...
November 17, 2016: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807999/topical-corticosteroid-concerns-from-the-clinicians-perspective
#15
Simon M Mueller, Dominique Tomaschett, Deborah R Vogt, Peter Itin, Antonio Cozzio, Christian Surber
PURPOSE: Topical corticosteroids concerns (TCC) are common in dermatology patients, possibly leading to non-adherence to topical corticosteroids (TCS) and poor disease control. Clinicians play a key role in that context, as they can reduce or reinforce these concerns. It is unknown, if clinicians have accurate knowledge of TCC to appropriately address this issue and whether they have concerns themselves to use TCS. This questionnaire-based study aimed to assess these two aspects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Accuracy of knowledge was defined by how close the clinician's estimates were to reference values of our previous study, in which we had examined TCC in dermatology outpatients...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807709/prognostic-significance-of-the-proportion-of-tall-cell-components-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#16
Yasuhiro Ito, Mitsuyoshi Hirokawa, Akira Miyauchi, Takuya Higashiyama, Minoru Kihara, Akihiro Miya
AIM: Tall cell variant (TCV) of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) shows a poorer prognosis than conventional PTC. The World Health Organization (WHO) classification defines TCV as the tall cell component (TCC) in ≥50% of PTC lesions. We investigated whether and how the proportion of TCC affects the prognosis of patients with PTC with TCC. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy patients with TCC in ≥30% of their PTC lesions and 210 age- and gender-matched controls with no TCC who underwent locally curative surgery at Kuma Hospital (2006-2014) were enrolled...
November 2, 2016: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807532/effects-of-therapeutic-tai-chi-on-functional-fitness-and-activities-of-daily-living-in-patients-with-parkinson-disease
#17
Hye-Jung Choi
The purpose of the study is to investigate the effects of therapeutic Tai chi (TTC) on the functional fitness status and activities of daily living (ADL) of patients with Parkinson disease (PD). The participants were clinically stable PDs in Hoehn and Yahr stage 1-2. These patients were randomly assigned to either the TTC group (n=11) or the control (CON) group (n=9). The TTC exercised at the clinic 2 times a week and performed home-based activity 1 time per week for 12 weeks. All the PDs were evaluated for functional fitness test and ADL screen before and after the 12-week trial...
October 2016: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806558/immunohistochemical-maspin-expression-in-transitional-cell-carcinoma-of-the-bladder
#18
Behrang Kazeminezhad, Mohammad Gharehbeglou, Mohammad Reza Hafezi Ahmadi
PURPOSE: Evaluation of Maspin marker in TCC of urine bladder, its grade, and stage, and also to compare Maspin expression in normal transitional cell epithelium and TCC in patients admitted to Modarres Hospital from 2009 to 2012. MATERIALS & METHODS: Paraffin blocks of bladder tissue, from total number of 76 patients with TCC, and normal epithelium were included. Slides were prepared, and stained by Immunohistochemical staining method for Maspin marker, and assessed by two independent pathologists...
August 26, 2016: Global Journal of Health Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27795688/diallel-analysis-of-provitamin-a-carotenoid-and-dry-matter-content-in-cassava-manihot-esculenta-crantz
#19
Williams Esuma, Robert S Kawuki, Liezel Herselman, Maryke Tine Labuschagne
Global efforts are underway to biofortify cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) with provitamin A carotenoids to help combat dietary vitamin A deficiency afflicting the health of more than 500 million resource-poor people in Sub-Saharan Africa. To further the biofortification initiative in Uganda, a 6×6 diallel analysis was conducted to estimate combining ability of six provitamin A clones and gene actions controlling total carotenoid content (TCC), dry matter content (DMC) in cassava roots and other relevant traits...
September 2016: Breeding Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27792739/long-term-bacterial-dynamics-in-a-full-scale-drinking-water-distribution-system
#20
E I Prest, D G Weissbrodt, F Hammes, M C M van Loosdrecht, J S Vrouwenvelder
Large seasonal variations in microbial drinking water quality can occur in distribution networks, but are often not taken into account when evaluating results from short-term water sampling campaigns. Temporal dynamics in bacterial community characteristics were investigated during a two-year drinking water monitoring campaign in a full-scale distribution system operating without detectable disinfectant residual. A total of 368 water samples were collected on a biweekly basis at the water treatment plant (WTP) effluent and at one fixed location in the drinking water distribution network (NET)...
2016: PloS One
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