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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676801/prolonged-prenatal-hypoxia-selectively-disrupts-collecting-duct-patterning-and-postnatal-function-in-male-mouse-offspring
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Sarah L Walton, Reetu R Singh, Melissa H Little, Josephine Bowles, Joan Li, Karen M Moritz
KEY POINTS SUMMARY: In this study we investigated whether hypoxia during late pregnancy impairs kidney development in mouse offspring, and also whether this has long-lasting consequences affecting kidney function in adulthood. Hypoxia disrupted growth of the kidney, particularly the collecting duct network, in juvenile male offspring. By mid-late adulthood, these mice developed early signs of kidney disease, notably a compromised response to water deprivation. Female offspring showed no obvious signs of impaired kidney development and did not develop kidney disease, suggesting a underlying protection mechanism from the hypoxia insult...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29676670/timing-severity-of-deficits-and-clinical-improvement-after-surgery-for-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Michael M Safaee, Aaron J Clark, Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Ethan A Winkler, Michael T Lawton
OBJECTIVE Spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVFs) are rare vascular abnormalities caused by arteriovenous shunting. They often form at the dural root sleeve between a radicular feeding artery and draining medullary vein causing venous congestion and edema, decreased perfusion, and ischemia of the spinal cord. Treatment consists of either surgical ligation of the draining vein or selective embolization via an endovascular approach. There is a paucity of data on which modality provides more durable and effective outcomes...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672841/mutant-myo1f-alters-the-mitochondrial-network-and-induces-tumor-proliferation-in-thyroid-cancer
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Chiara Diquigiovanni, Christian Bergamini, Cecilia Evangelisti, Federica Isidori, Andrea Vettori, Natascia Tiso, Francesco Argenton, Anna Costanzini, Luisa Iommarini, Hima Anbunathan, Uberto Pagotto, Andrea Repaci, Giulia Babbi, Rita Casadio, Giorgio Lenaz, Kerry J Rhoden, Anna Maria Porcelli, Romana Fato, Anne Bowcock, Marco Seri, Giovanni Romeo, Elena Bonora
Familial aggregation is a significant risk factor for the development of thyroid cancer and Familial Non-Medullary Thyroid Cancer (FNMTC) accounts for 5-7% of all NMTC. Whole Exome Sequencing analysis in the family affected by FNMTC with oncocytic features where our group previously identified a predisposing locus on chromosome 19p13.2, revealed a novel heterozygous mutation (c.400G>A, NM_012335; p.Gly134Ser) in exon 5 of MYO1F, mapping to the linkage locus. In the thyroid FRTL-5 cell model stably expressing the mutant MYO1F p...
April 19, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669795/electroacupuncture-reduces-hypothalamic-and-medullary-expression-of-orexins-and-their-receptors-in-a-rat-model-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Xin-Fang Zhang, Qin Qin, Wen-Ye Geng, Chuan-Wei Jiang, Yong Liu, Xiao-Li Liu, Jing Li, Zi-Bing Liu
OBJECTIVES: Decreased lung function in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is correlated with abnormal excitability of the respiratory centre where orexin neuropeptides from the hypothalamus are responsible for regulating respiration. We hypothesised that improvements in pulmonary function with electroacupuncture (EA) may be related to orexins in a rat model of COPD. METHODS: The COPD model was established by cigarette smoke exposure and lipopolysaccharide injection...
April 18, 2018: Acupuncture in Medicine: Journal of the British Medical Acupuncture Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667915/chronic-lithium-treatment-induces-novel-patterns-of-pendrin-localization-and-expression
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Nathaniel J Himmel, Yirong Wang, Daniel A Rodriguez, Michael A Sun, Mitsi A Blount
Prolonged lithium treatment is associated with various renal side effects and is known to induce inner medullary collecting duct (IMCD) remodeling. In animals treated with lithium, the fraction of intercalated cells (ICs), which are responsible for acid-base homeostasis, increases as compared to renal principal cells (PCs). In order to investigate the intricacies of lithium-induced IMCD remodeling, male Sprague Dawley rats were fed a lithium-enriched diet for 0,1, 2, 3, 6, 9, or 12 weeks. Urine osmolality was decreased at 1 week, and from 2-12 weeks, animals were severely polyuric...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667909/losartan-does-not-decrease-renal-oxygenation-and-norepinephrine-effects-in-rats-after-resuscitated-haemorrhage
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Sofia Jönsson, Jacqueline M Melville, Mediha Becirovic-Agic, Michael Hultström
Renin-angiotensin-system blockers are thought to increase the risk of acute kidney injury after surgery and haemorrhage. We found that Losartan does not cause renal cortical hypoxia after haemorrhage in rats because of decreased renal vascular resistance, but did not evaluate resuscitation. AIM: Study Losartan´s effect on renal cortical and medullary oxygenation, and norepinephrine´s vasopressor effect in a model of resuscitated haemorrhage. METHOD: After seven days Losartan (60 mg/kg/day) or control treatment, male Wistar rats were haemorrhaged 20 % of the blood volume and resuscitated with Ringer's Acetate...
April 18, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665139/high-grade-infiltrative-adenocarcinomas-of-renal-cell-origin-new-insights-into-classification-morphology-and-molecular-pathogenesis
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Jaime A Singh, Chisato Ohe, Steven Christopher Smith
Collecting duct carcinoma was described over 30 years ago as a renal tumor, based in the medullary collecting system, with tubulopapillary morphology, prominent infiltrative growth, and stromal desmoplasia. While diagnostic workup has always emphasized exclusion of upper tract urothelial carcinoma and metastatic adenocarcinoma to the kidney, the molecular era of renal cell carcinoma classification has enabled recognition of and provided tools for diagnosis of new entities in this morphologic differential. In this review, we consider these developments, with emphasis on renal medullary carcinoma, closely related renal cell carcinoma, unclassified with medullary phenotype, and fumarate hydratase-deficient renal cell carcinoma...
April 17, 2018: Pathology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664513/vitiligo-type-cutaneous-manifestation-of-chronic-graft-versus-host-disease-case-report
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Karla Gálvez, Paula Muñoz, Valentina Vera, Claudio Arce
INTRODUCTION: Graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) is caused by a pathologic and destructive response of the organism as a result of the interaction between donor immunocompetent T lymphocytes and the recipient tisular antigens. It's considered the most serious complication of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, most frequently described after bone marrow transplantation (BMT). The skin is usually the first and most commonly affected organ, in both acute and chronic, with a variable clinical spectrum of presentation...
February 2018: Revista Chilena de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664458/brainstem-encephalitis-a-diagnostic-dilemma
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Sarah A Bin Abdulqader, Hisham M Alkhalidi, Abdulrazag M Ajlan
Brainstem encephalitis (BE) is a rare, severe, and potentially life-threatening inflammation of the central nervous system. Brainstem encephalitis has multiple etiologies, which vary in treatment and outcomes. The current literature is generally focused on the infectious causes of BE, while little is known about the other entities, including cases with inconclusive diagnoses. Additionally, the outcomes of BE are not well documented. We present a case of an 18-year-old male who presented with progressive symptoms of brainstem involvement...
April 2018: Neurosciences: the Official Journal of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663723/intraocular-metastasis-of-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-investigated-by-transscleral-fine-needle-aspiration-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Małgorzata Gajdzis, Nathalie Cassoux, Maria Lesnik, Caroline Hoffmann, Nathalie Badois, Paweł Gajdzis, Jerzy Klijanienko
Medullary thyroid carcinoma occurs in a sporadic setting and may also be inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, which is related with germline mutations of the RET gene. Metastases are often present at the time of a diagnosis-most frequently within the cervical lymph nodes, followed by the liver, lungs, and bones. Intraocular metastases are extremely rare. We present a case of choroidal metastasis as a first presentation of disease progression in a patient with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia type 2A syndrome (MEN2A) who had undergone thyroidectomy 33 years earlier for medullary thyroid carcinoma...
April 16, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663329/prophylactic-thyroidectomy-in-children-with-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-2
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F P Prete, T Abdel-Aziz, C Morkane, C Brain, T R Kurzawinski
BACKGROUND: In patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia type 2 (MEN2) syndrome, genetic testing offers early diagnosis, stratifies the risk of developing medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and informs the timing of thyroidectomy. The efficacy of treatment, which depends on timely and safe surgery, is not well established. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of diagnostic and clinicopathological outcomes of prophylactic thyroidectomy in children with MEN2 between 1995 and 2013 in the UK...
April 17, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663167/structural-studies-on-radiopharmaceutical-dota-minigastrin-analogue-cp04-complexes-and-their-interaction-with-cck2-receptor
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Piotr F J Lipiński, Piotr Garnuszek, Michał Maurin, Raphael Stoll, Nils Metzler-Nolte, Artur Wodyński, Jan Cz Dobrowolski, Marta K Dudek, Monika Orzełowska, Renata Mikołajczak
BACKGROUND: The cholecystokinin receptor subtype 2 (CCK-2R) is an important target for diagnostic imaging and targeted radionuclide therapy (TRNT) due to its overexpression in certain cancers (e.g., medullary thyroid carcinoma (MTC)), thus matching with a theranostic principle. Several peptide conjugates suitable for the TRNT of MTC have been synthesized, including a very promising minigastrin analogue DOTA-(DGlu)6 -Ala-Tyr-Gly-Trp-Met-Asp-Phe-NH2 (CP04). In this contribution, we wanted to see whether CP04 binding affinity for CCK-2R is sensitive to the type of the complexed radiometal, as well as to get insights into the structure of CP04-CCK2R complex by molecular modeling...
April 16, 2018: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661593/-diagnostic-workup-in-front-of-an-atypical-non-hemolytic-anemia
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J Y Colin, G Vignon, P Mottaz, J Labrousse, F Carrere, P F Augereau, P Aucher, F Lellouche
The most potential causes of "non hemolytic" anemias are iron, folate or vitamin B12 deficiencies, severe renal impairment, endocrine diseases, inflammation and medullary disorders. In a non-exceptionnal way no cause is found, sometimes because of a wrong interpretation of analysis results and sometimes because of a little known etiology. The goal of this review is to point out analytical difficulties and to remember some rarer etiologies.
April 13, 2018: La Revue de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661445/epidemiologic-profile-of-patients-transplanted-with-hematopoietic-stem-cells-in-a-reference-service-in-the-state-of-rio-grande-do-norte-brazil
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I Campos de Azevedo, M A Ferreira Júnior, L A Pereira de Aquino, A A de Oliveira, G K P Cruz, A I de Queiroz Cardoso, M L Ivo, V E P Santos
BACKGROUND: Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) consists of the intravenous infusion of healthy hematopoietic stem cells to restore the medullary and immunologic function of patients affected by a series of hematologic, oncologic, immunologic, malignant and nonmalignant inherited or acquired diseases, with the possibility of cure or increase of disease-free survival. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the epidemiologic profile and the cases of death of patients who underwent HSCT...
April 2018: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660028/reoperation-for-medulloblastoma-prior-to-adjuvant-therapy
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Prayash Patel, David Wallace, Frederick A Boop, Brandy Vaughn, Giles W Robinson, Amar Gajjar, Paul Klimo
BACKGROUND: Surgery remains an integral part of the treatment of medulloblastoma. We present our experience with repeat surgery for this tumor before initiation of adjuvant therapy. OBJECTIVE: To report what was found intraoperatively and where at time of second-look surgery and detail any postoperative events or readmissions within 90 days of surgery. METHODS: Two separate institutional databases were queried to identify patients who underwent repeat resection of suspected residual medulloblastoma from January 2003 to January 2017...
April 11, 2018: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657136/blu-667-targets-ret-altered-cancers
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Findings from a phase I study indicate that the investigational RET inhibitor BLU-667 is safe and well tolerated, inducing good responses in patients with RET-altered medullary thyroid cancer or non-small cell lung cancer.
April 15, 2018: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657135/precision-targeted-therapy-with-blu-667-for-ret-driven-cancers
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Vivek Subbiah, Justin F Gainor, Rami Rahal, Jason D Brubaker, Joseph L Kim, Michelle Maynard, Wei Hu, Qiongfang Cao, Michael P Sheets, Douglas Wilson, Kevin J Wilson, Lucian DiPietro, Paul Fleming, Michael Palmer, Mimi I Hu, Lori Wirth, Marcia S Brose, Sai-Hong Ignatius Ou, Matthew Taylor, Elena Garralda, Stephen Miller, Beni Wolf, Christoph Lengauer, Timothy Guzi, Erica K Evans
The receptor tyrosine kinase, rearranged during transfection (RET), is an oncogenic driver activated in multiple cancers including non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) and papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). No approved therapies have been designed to target RET; treatment has been limited to multi-kinase inhibitors (MKIs) which can have significant off-target toxicities and limited efficacy. BLU-667 is a highly potent and selective RET inhibitor designed to overcome these limitations...
April 15, 2018: Cancer Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656841/from-phaeohyphomycosis-to-disseminated-chromoblastomycosis-a-retrospective-study-of-infections-caused-by-dematiaceous-fungi
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E Thomas, A Bertolotti, A Barreau, J Klisnick, P Tournebize, G Borgherini, N Zemali, J Jaubert, G Jouvion, S Bretagne, S Picot
OBJECTIVE: Infections caused by dematiaceous fungi are more common in tropical and subtropical areas. We aimed to describe the clinical, microbiological and therapeutic aspects of case patients diagnosed at a University Hospital located on an Indian Ocean island. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed an observational retrospective study of infections caused by dematiaceous fungi diagnosed at the University Hospital of Saint-Pierre, Reunion, from 2000 to 2015. Mycological identifications were performed at the National Reference Center for Invasive Mycosis and Antifungal Agents (Paris)...
April 12, 2018: Médecine et Maladies Infectieuses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656518/genotype-specific-progression-of-hereditary-medullary-thyroid-cancer
#19
Andreas Machens, Kerstin Lorenz, Frank Weber, Henning Dralle
Although already 25 years into the genomic era, age-related progression of hereditary medullary thyroid cancer (MTC), the prevalence of which is estimated at 1 in 80,000 inhabitants, remains to be delineated for most unique RET (REarranged during Transfection) mutations. Included in this study were 567 RET carriers. The age-related progression of MTC across histopathological groups (normal thyroid/C-cell hyperplasia; node-negative MTC; node-positive MTC) was statistically significant for 13 unique RET mutations (p...
April 14, 2018: Human Mutation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29651568/dorsal-extensions-of-the-fastigium-cerebelli-an-anatomical-study-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Satoshi Tsutsumi, Juan Carlos Fernandez-Miranda, Hisato Ishii, Hideo Ono, Yukimasa Yasumoto
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The fastigium cerebelli is an important topographical landmark for neurosurgeons and radiologists. However, few studies have characterized the morphology of the fastigium cerebelli. We aimed to investigate the fastigium cerebelli using postmortem specimens and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three cadaveric brains were midsagittally sectioned for observing the fastigium cerebelli. Additionally, 66 outpatients underwent MRI, including sagittal T1-weighted imaging, axial T2-weighted imaging, and coronal constructive interference in steady-state (CISS) sequence...
April 12, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
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