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Modesta Makungu, Wencke M du Plessis, Michelle Barrows, Hermanus B Groenewald, Katja N Koeppel
The red panda ( Ailurus fulgens) is classified as an endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. The aim of this study was to describe the normal radiographic abdominal anatomy in red pandas to provide guidance for clinical use. Radiography of the abdomen was performed in nine captive red pandas during their annual health examinations. Seven of nine animals had six lumbar vertebrae. The sacrum consisted mainly (8/9) of three fused segments. Hypaxial muscles were easily seen in animals weighing 5 kg and above...
March 2018: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
Linda Kievit, Pia Kræmer, Stephen Hamilton-Dutoit, Henning Grønbæk
A 37-year-old male, who at the age of 8 years had been treated for right-sided Wilms' tumor with nephrectomy, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy, presented with noncirrhotic portal hypertension (NCPH), grade 2 esophageal varices, and ascites. A CT scan demonstrated hypoplasia of liver segments 2 and 3. A liver biopsy showed portal tract fibrosis without cirrhosis, with histological features of NCPH. Liver vein catheterization showed a normal portal pressure gradient of 5 mm Hg while spleen to hepatic vein pressure was 29 mm Hg...
January 2018: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
Yasunari Fukuda, Tadafumi Asaoka, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Yoshifumi Iwagami, Daisaku Yamada, Takehiro Noda, Koichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Gotoh, Shogo Kobayashi, Yuichiro Doki, Masaki Mori
We report a case of repeated surgical resections for the tumor seeding of hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC)after radiofrequency ablation(RFA). A 79-year-old man, who had an intrahepatic recurrence of HCC(segment 2)5 months after RFA, was referred to our hospital for surgery, and underwent a laparoscopic lateral segmentectomy. Histological examination showed a poorly differentiated HCC(pStage II). Eight months after RFA, subcutaneous nodules along the RFA needle tract were pointed out by abdominal CT, and a tumorectomy was performed...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Masaki Wakasugi, Yumiko Yasuhara, Yujiro Nakahara, Takashi Matsumoto, Hiroyoshi Takemoto, Ko Takachi, Kiyonori Nishioka, Kyotaro Yoshida, Satoshi Oshima
INTRODUCTION: Primary splenic malignant lymphoma is quite a rare disease, and its preoperative diagnosis is difficult. CASE PRESENTATION: An 80-year-old man was diagnosed with advanced rectosigmoid cancer with liver and splenic metastases, for which he underwent single-incision laparoscopic high anterior resection for the primary rectosigmoid cancer. After chemotherapy, he underwent laparoscopy-assisted splenectomy and open partial hepatectomy of segment 3 and segment 5/6 of the liver...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Haizhu Zhou, Wei Guo, Tao Zhang, Bo Xu, Di Zhang, Zhanwei Teng, Dapeng Tao, Yujie Lou, Yunhang Gao
Geese are capable of digesting and making use of a high-fiber diet, but the mechanism is not well understood and would be of great significance for the development and utilization of roughage resources. In this study, we investigated the effect of dietary fiber (source: corn stover and alfalfa, included at 5% or 8%) on microflora in goose intestines. We used 35-day-old Carlos geese in which we first studied the influence of fiber ingestion on diet digestibility and immune organ indices of geese and found that high dietary fiber (8% content) significantly increased feed intake, the digestibility of neutral and acid detergent fiber, and thymus, bursa, and spleen size...
February 14, 2018: Poultry Science
Shelley M Lawrence, Ross Corriden, Victor Nizet
Comprising the majority of leukocytes in humans, neutrophils are the first immune cells to respond to inflammatory or infectious etiologies and are crucial participants in the proper functioning of both innate and adaptive immune responses. From their initial appearance in the liver, thymus, and spleen at around the eighth week of human gestation to their generation in large numbers in the bone marrow at the end of term gestation, the differentiation of the pluripotent hematopoietic stem cell into a mature, segmented neutrophil is a highly controlled process where the transcriptional regulators C/EBP-α and C/EBP-ε play a vital role...
June 2018: Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews: MMBR
Young Woon Kim, Jung Hyun Kwon, Soon Woo Nam, Jeong Won Jang, Hyun Suk Jung, Yu Ri Shin, Eun Su Park, Dong Jae Shim
Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) with drug-eluting beads (DC beads) may enhance drug delivery to tumours and reduce systemic toxicity. TACE with DC beads leads to significantly fewer serious side-effects compared with conventional TACE. A 66-year-old man with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) complained of continuous abdominal pain 1 month after TACE with DC beads. At the time of TACE, angiography revealed severe stenosis of both hepatic arteries. The diagnostic work up on admission suggested severe bile duct injury with regional bile duct dilatation, segmental liver and spleen infarction, necrotizing pancreatitis, as well as gastric and duodenal ulcers...
February 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
Bruno Oliveira, Sandro Queirós, Pedro Morais, Helena R Torres, João Gomes-Fonseca, Jaime C Fonseca, João L Vilaça
Anatomical evaluation of multiple abdominal and thoracic organs is generally performed with computed tomography images. Owing to the large field-of-view of these images, automatic segmentation strategies are typically required, facilitating the clinical evaluation. Multi-atlas segmentation (MAS) strategies have been widely used with this process, requiring multiple alignments between the target image and the set of known datasets, and subsequently fusing the alignment results to obtain the final segmentation...
February 2, 2018: Medical Image Analysis
Emma L Mohr, Lindsey N Block, Christina M Newman, Laurel M Stewart, Michelle Koenig, Matthew Semler, Meghan E Breitbach, Leandro B C Teixeira, Xiankun Zeng, Andrea M Weiler, Gabrielle L Barry, Troy H Thoong, Gregory J Wiepz, Dawn M Dudley, Heather A Simmons, Andres Mejia, Terry K Morgan, M Shahriar Salamat, Sarah Kohn, Kathleen M Antony, Matthew T Aliota, Mariel S Mohns, Jennifer M Hayes, Nancy Schultz-Darken, Michele L Schotzko, Eric Peterson, Saverio Capuano, Jorge E Osorio, Shelby L O'Connor, Thomas C Friedrich, David H O'Connor, Thaddeus G Golos
Congenital Zika virus (ZIKV) infection impacts fetal development and pregnancy outcomes. We infected a pregnant rhesus macaque with a Puerto Rican ZIKV isolate in the first trimester. The pregnancy was complicated by preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM), intraamniotic bacterial infection and fetal demise 49 days post infection (gestational day 95). Significant pathology at the maternal-fetal interface included acute chorioamnionitis, placental infarcts, and leukocytoclastic vasculitis of the myometrial radial arteries...
2018: PloS One
Mallory R Gordon, Jiaming Zhuang, Judy Ventura, Longyu Li, Kishore Raghupathi, Sankaran Thayumanavan
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the biodistribution properties of random copolymer-based core-crosslinked nanogels of various sizes and surface poly(ethylene glycol) composition. Near-IR labeled nanogels were systematically prepared comprised of varying particle sizes (28-135 nm), PEG corona quantity (0-50 mole percent) and PEG length (PEG Mn 1000, 2000, and 5000) and injected in mice that had been subcutaneously implanted with MDA-MB-231-luc-D3H2LN human mammary carcinoma. In vivo biodistribution was obtained using Florescence Molecular Tomography imaging at 0, 6, 24, 48, and 72 hours post injection...
January 29, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
Felix Lugauer, Jens Wetzl, Christoph Forman, Manuel Schneider, Berthold Kiefer, Joachim Hornegger, Dominik Nickel, Andreas Maier
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to develop and validate a 3D Cartesian Look-Locker [Formula: see text] mapping technique that achieves high accuracy and whole-liver coverage within a single breath-hold. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The proposed method combines sparse Cartesian sampling based on a spatiotemporally incoherent Poisson pattern and k-space segmentation, dedicated for high-temporal-resolution imaging. This combination allows capturing tissue with short relaxation times with volumetric coverage...
January 25, 2018: Magma
Yuankai Huo, Jiaqi Liu, Zhoubing Xu, Robert L Harrigan, Albert Assad, Richard G Abramson, Bennett A Landman
OBJECTIVE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an essential imaging modality in noninvasive splenomegaly diagnosis. However, it is challenging to achieve spleen volume measurement from three-dimensional MRI given the diverse structural variations of human abdomens as well as the wide variety of clinical MRI acquisition schemes. Multi-atlas segmentation (MAS) approaches have been widely used and validated to handle heterogeneous anatomical scenarios. In this paper, we propose to use MAS for clinical MRI spleen segmentation for splenomegaly...
February 2018: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
Yu Fujimura, Masami Tabata, Tatsuya Sakamoto, Koki Maeda, Ichiro Ohsawa, Kenji Kato, Makoto Iwata, Takayuki Sanda
A 70-year-old male was referred to our hospital because of weight loss and epigastric discomfort. CT showed an irregularshaped, low-density tumor, 12 cm in diameter in the tail of the pancreas. This tumor widely invaded to the left kidney and to the anterior and left lateral sides of the aorta in spite of no involvement of celiac and superior mesenteric arteries. Moreover, it closely contacted with the stomach and the spleen. EUS-fine-needle aspiration biopsy of the tumor detected adenocarcinoma. Thus, he was diagnosed with UR-LA pancreatic cancer with aortic invasion...
January 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
Pengfei Li, Qing Yu, Lingli Zhou, Dexin Dong, Shina Wei, Hanzheng Ya, Bo Chen, Qiwei Qin
As the major viral pathogen of grouper aquaculture, Singapore grouper iridovirus (SGIV) has caused great economic losses in China and Southeast Asia. In the previous study, we have generated highly specific ssDNA aptamers against SGIV-infected grouper spleen cells (GS) by Systematic Evolution of Ligands by Exponential Enrichment technology (SELEX), in which Q2 had the highest binding affinity of 16.43 nM. In this study, we would try to identify the specific sequences in the aptamer Q2 that exhibited the high binding affinity to SGIV-infected cells by truncating the original Q2 into some different specific segments...
January 13, 2018: Virus Research
Yalong Feng, Juantao Feng, Hanxue Zheng, Wenjun Wang, Fulin Chen, Yuan Yu, Jihong Cui
The cysteine- and glycine-rich protein (CRP) family members, including the cysteine- and glycine-rich protein 1 (CSRP1), cysteine- and glycine-rich protein 2 (CSRP2), and the cysteine- and glycine-rich protein 3 (CSRP3), have exhibited various cellular functions during cell development and differentiation. However, the sequences of the three CSRP genes and their functions are still poorly understood in newts. In this study, we cloned the complete open reading frame (ORF) sequences of the three CSRP genes from the Chinese fire-bellied newt, Cynops orientalis (C...
January 6, 2018: Gene
Gabriela Kleinerman, Roni King, Yaarit Nachum-Biala, Gad Baneth
Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is an acute infectious disease caused by arthropod-borne spirochetes of the genus Borrelia and characterized by recurrent episodes of fever. Borrelia persica, the causative agent of this disease in Israel, is transmitted by the argasid tick Ornithodoros tholozani. There is little information about the maintenance and possible vertebrate reservoirs of B. persica in nature, but the tick O. tholozani is known to feed on animals that enter its habitat in caves, rock crevices and shady environments...
December 9, 2017: Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases
Young Chul Yoon, Jun Suh Lee, Sang Uk Park, Jung Hyun Kwon, Tae Ho Hong, Dong Goo Kim
Purpose: The purpose of the present study was to investigate whether hardness of liver surface correlated with degree of liver fibrosis, and its association with posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF). Methods: A shore durometer was used to measure hepatic hardness in 41 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and in 10 patients with normal liver. We investigated how hepatic hardness correlates with various values indicating the degree of liver fibrosis, and how it correlates with PHLF...
December 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
Michihiro Yamamoto, Masazumi Zaima, Hidekazu Yamamoto, Hideki Harada, Junichiro Kawamura, Masahiro Yamada, Tekefumi Yazawa, Junya Kawasoe
BACKGROUND: For left-sided pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), radical antegrade modular pancreatosplenectomy (RAMPS) is a reasonable surgical approach for tumor-free margin resection and systemic lymph node clearance. In pancreaticoduodenectomy for PDAC, the superior mesenteric artery (SMA)-first approach (or the "artery-first approach") has become the standard procedure. With improvements in laparoscopic instruments and techniques, some surgeons attempted to apply laparoscopic RAMPS (L-RAMPS) for carefully selected patients with left-sided PDAC...
December 2, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
Andreu F Costa, Amélie Tremblay St-Germain, Mohamed Abdolell, Rory L Smoot, Sean Cleary, Kartik S Jhaveri
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the accuracy of gadoxetic acid hepatic enhancement indices in predicting posthepatectomy liver failure (PHLF) and other major complications (OMCs). METHODS: Sixty-five patients underwent prehepatectomy gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. Enhancement indices were calculated by obtaining regions of interest on magnetic resonance images and segmented volumes of the liver and spleen. Multivariate regression analysis was performed to predict PHLF and OMC as a function of the indices, and areas under the receiver operator characteristic (AUROC) curves were calculated...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Sanjeev K Gotru, Wenchun Chen, Peter Kraft, Isabelle C Becker, Karen Wolf, Simon Stritt, Susanna Zierler, Heike M Hermanns, Deviyani Rao, Anne-Laure Perraud, Carsten Schmitz, René P Zahedi, Peter J Noy, Michael G Tomlinson, Thomas Dandekar, Masayuki Matsushita, Vladimir Chubanov, Thomas Gudermann, Guido Stoll, Bernhard Nieswandt, Attila Braun
OBJECTIVE: TRPM7 (transient receptor potential melastatin-like 7 channel) is a ubiquitously expressed bifunctional protein comprising a transient receptor potential channel segment linked to a cytosolic α-type serine/threonine protein kinase domain. TRPM7 forms a constitutively active Mg(2+) and Ca(2+) permeable channel, which regulates diverse cellular processes in both healthy and diseased conditions, but the physiological role of TRPM7 kinase remains largely unknown. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Here we show that point mutation in TRPM7 kinase domain deleting the kinase activity in mice (Trpm7(R/R) ) causes a marked signaling defect in platelets...
November 16, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
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