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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690393/effect-on-lung-function-of-mounthpiece-ventilation-in-steinert-disease-a-case-report
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Anna Annunziata, Giuseppe Fiorentino, Antonio Esquinas
In patients with muscular dystrophies both muscle length tension relationship changes and muscle elasticity and plasticity are decreased, resulting in impaired inspiratory muscle function and decreased vital capacity. Furthermore, the loss of deep breathing further increases the risk of alveolar collapse, hypoventilation and atelectasias. In this case report, a stable improvement of vital capacity after treatment with mounthpiece ventilation (MPV), was observed, suggesting that not invasive ventilation (NIV) might help to maintai lung and chest wall compliance, prevent hypoventilation and atelectasias which in turn may slow down the development of the restrictive respiratory pattern...
March 2017: Acta Myologica: Myopathies and Cardiomyopathies: Official Journal of the Mediterranean Society of Myology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687977/invasive-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-with-lepidic-predominant-pattern-coexisted-with-tuberculosis-a-case-report
#2
Xinxin Xu, Yinshi Guo, Qiuying Li, Ling Yang, Jianqiang Kang
We observed a rare case of invasive mucinous adenocarcinoma (IMA) with a lepidic-predominant pattern accompanied by pulmonary tuberculosis. An 85-year-old man with repeated cough and sputum was admitted to Xinhua Hospital. T-SPOT test result was 212 pg/ml (reference value of negative is < 14 pg/ml), Mycobacterium tuberculosis culture was positive, and tuberculin skin test (PPD) was negative (skin induration < 5 mm). The patient was treated with several courses of antibiotics and anti-tuberculosis treatments...
July 8, 2017: Frontiers of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683222/application-of-a-one-dimensional-computational-model-for-the-prediction-of-deposition-from-a-dry-powder-inhaler
#3
Konstantinos Gourgoulianis, Zoi Daniil, Katerina Athanasiou, Stavroula Rozou, Vasileios Bontozoglou
BACKGROUND: Accurate prediction of the regional deposition of inhaled dry powders as a function of powder properties and breathing pattern is a long-term research goal for pulmonary drug delivery. In the present work, deposition along the respiratory tract of dry powders of Fluticasone propionate and Salmeterol is predicted. METHODS: A one-dimensional particle transport and deposition model is used, whose novelty is in the treatment of the alveolar space of each airway generation as an efficient mixing chamber...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Aerosol Medicine and Pulmonary Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681434/arterial-patterns-of-the-face-in-perissodactyla
#4
Karolina Kowalczyk, Hieronim Frąckowiak
Considerable consistency in the arterial pattern of the head has been observed in species of Artiodactyla, but few studies have examined the order Perissodactyla. Here we describe arteries supplying the intermandibular, mental, masseteric, buccal, labial and nasal regions in eight perissodactylans, including representing of all families comprising this order. Observations were made on a total of 45 preparations of head arteries, obtained by injection of arteries with acetone-dissolved stained vinyl superchloride or stained latex LBS3060...
July 6, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680710/periodontal-and-endodontic-pathology-delays-extraction-socket-healing-in-a-canine-model
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Jung-Hoon Kim, Ki-Tae Koo, Joseph Capetillo, Jung-Ju Kim, Jung-Min Yoo, Heithem Ben Amara, Jung-Chul Park, Frank Schwarz, Ulf M E Wikesjö
PURPOSE: The aim of the present exploratory study was to evaluate extraction socket healing at sites with a history of periodontal and endodontic pathology. METHODS: The mandibular 4th premolar teeth in 5 adult beagle dogs served as experimental units. Periodontal and endodontic lesions were induced in 1 premolar site in each animal using wire ligatures and pulpal exposure over 3 months (diseased sites). The contralateral premolar sites served as healthy controls...
June 2017: Journal of Periodontal & Implant Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674790/curcumin-photodynamic-effect-in-the-treatment-of-the-induced-periodontitis-in-rats
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Letícia Helena Theodoro, Marcio Luiz Ferro-Alves, Mariéllen Longo, Marta Aparecida Alberton Nuernberg, Renata Pironato Ferreira, Adriele Andreati, Edilson Ervolino, Cristiane Duque, Valdir Gouveia Garcia
This study assessed the effect of curcumin as a photosensitizer in antimicrobial photodynamic therapy (aPDT) for the treatment of induced periodontitis in rats. Periodontitis was induced via a ligature around the mandibular first molar on the left side of 96 rats. The ligature was removed 7 days later, and the animals were randomized into four groups: NT, no local treatment; CUR, irrigation with curcumin solution (40 μM); LED, irradiation with a light-emitting diode (LED, InGaN, 465-485 nm, 200 mW/cm(2), 60 s); and aPDT, irrigation with curcumin solution (40 μM) followed by irradiation with LED...
July 3, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664937/leiomyoma-with-bizarre-nuclei-a-morphological-immunohistochemical-and-molecular-analysis-of-31-cases
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Jennifer A Bennett, Britta Weigelt, Sarah Chiang, Pier Selenica, Ying-Bei Chen, Ann Bialik, Rui Bi, Anne M Schultheis, Raymond S Lim, Charlotte K Y Ng, Vicente Morales-Oyarvide, Robert H Young, Victor E Reuter, Robert A Soslow, Esther Oliva
Leiomyomas associated with hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma syndrome and leiomyomas with bizarre nuclei often show overlapping morphological features, in particular cells with prominent eosinophilic nucleoli, perinucleolar halos, and eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusions. Although hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma syndrome is defined by fumarate hydratase (FH) germline mutations, resulting in S-(2-succino)-cysteine (2SC) formation, it is unknown whether leiomyomas with bizarre nuclei show similar alterations...
June 30, 2017: Modern Pathology: An Official Journal of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663775/a-single-center-review-of-palatal-fractures-etiology-patterns-concomitant-injuries-and-management
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Ian C Hoppe, Jordan N Halsey, Frank S Ciminello, Edward S Lee, Mark S Granick
Introduction: Palatal fractures are frequently associated with facial trauma and Le Fort fractures. The complex anatomy of the midfacial skeleton makes diagnosing and treating these injuries a challenge. The goal of this study was to report our experience with the presentation, concomitant injuries, and management of palatal fractures at a level I trauma center in an urban environment. Methods: Data were collected for all palatal fractures diagnosed between January 2000 and December 2012 at the University Hospital in Newark, NJ...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659497/immune-checkpoints-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
#9
Tom M A Wilkinson
Cell-mediated immune responses are vital to the body's defence against infection and play a key role in tumour immunity. T-cell activation and cytotoxic function is tightly regulated by a series of immune-regulatory receptor-ligand interactions or immune checkpoints. These controls limit immune-mediated damage, particularly in the context of chronic infection. However, prolonged signalling through these axes can lead to progressive loss of T-cell function, termed exhaustion.Understanding of the biology of checkpoints and that exhaustion is reversible has been key to the development of new therapies directed at reversing the dysfunctional status of T-cells, which are dramatically improving outcomes of cancer treatment...
June 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646473/detection-of-foxo1-break-apart-status-by-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridization-in-atypical-alveolar-rhabdomyosarcoma
#10
Libing Fu, Yaqiong Jin, Chao Jia, Jie Zhang, Jun Tai, Hongbin Li, Feng Chen, Jin Shi, Yongli Guo, Xin Ni, Lejian He
The morphologies of alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS) are various. Some cases entirely lack an alveolar pattern and instead display a histological pattern that overlaps with embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (ERMS). The method of pathological diagnosis of ARMS and ERMS has been updated in the 4th edition of the World Health Organization's guidelines for classification of skeletal muscle tumors. Under the new guidelines, there is still no molecular test to distinguish between these two subtypes of rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)...
June 16, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640969/control-of-breathing-and-ventilatory-acclimatization-to-hypoxia-in-deer-mice-native-to-high-altitudes
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Catherine M Ivy, Graham R Scott
AIM: We compared the control of breathing and heart rate by hypoxia between high- and low-altitude populations of Peromyscus mice, to help elucidate the physiological specializations that help high-altitude natives cope with O2 limitation. METHODS: Deer mice (P. maniculatus) native to high altitude and congeneric mice native to low altitude (P. leucopus) were bred in captivity at sea level. The F1 progeny of each population were raised to adulthood and then acclimated to normoxia or hypobaric hypoxia (12 kPa, simulating hypoxia at ~4300 m) for 5 months...
June 22, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638618/swyer-james-macleod-syndrome-a-rare-diagnosis-presented-through-two-adult-patients
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Sumit Mehra, Thilini Basnayake, Henrik Falhammar, Subash Heraganahally, Suryakant Tripathi
Swyer-James-MacLeod syndrome (SJMS) is a rare syndrome of acute obliterative bronchiolitis following an early childhood infective insult to the lungs. This causes arrest of alveolarization, affecting lung development with hypoplasia of the ipsilateral pulmonary artery and results in a characteristic radiological pattern, such as a unilateral hyperlucent lung with expiratory air-trapping and pruned-tree appearance on pulmonary angiogram. The clinical presentation is either recurrent chest infections, exertional dyspnoea or it may be an incidental finding...
September 2017: Respirology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638328/protocol-for-the-reconstructing-consciousness-and-cognition-reccognition-study
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Kaitlyn L Maier, Andrew R McKinstry-Wu, Ben Julian A Palanca, Vijay Tarnal, Stefanie Blain-Moraes, Mathias Basner, Michael S Avidan, George A Mashour, Max B Kelz
Important scientific and clinical questions persist about general anesthesia despite the ubiquitous clinical use of anesthetic drugs in humans since their discovery. For example, it is not known how the brain reconstitutes consciousness and cognition after the profound functional perturbation of the anesthetized state, nor has a specific pattern of functional recovery been characterized. To date, there has been a lack of detailed investigation into rates of recovery and the potential orderly return of attention, sensorimotor function, memory, reasoning and logic, abstract thinking, and processing speed...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627525/inflammatory-anti-inflammatory-and-regulatory-cytokines-in-relatively-healthy-lung-tissue-as-an-essential-part-of-the-local-immune-system
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Zane Vitenberga, Mara Pilmane
BACKGROUND: The innate and adaptive immune systems in lungs are maintained not only by immune cells but also by non-immune tissue structures, locally providing wide intercellular communication networks and regulating the local tissue immune response. AIMS: The aim of this study was to determine the appearance and distribution of inflammatory, anti-inflammatory and regulatory cytokines in relatively healthy lung tissue samples. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated lung tissue specimens obtained from 49 patients aged 9-95 years in relatively healthy study subjects...
June 2017: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622363/acyloxyacyl-hydrolase-promotes-the-resolution-of-lipopolysaccharide-induced-acute-lung-injury
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Benkun Zou, Wei Jiang, Han Han, Jing Li, Weiying Mao, Zihui Tang, Qian Yang, Guojun Qian, Jing Qian, Wenjiao Zeng, Jie Gu, Tianqing Chu, Ning Zhu, Wenhong Zhang, Dapeng Yan, Rui He, Yiwei Chu, Mingfang Lu
Pulmonary infection is the most common risk factor for acute lung injury (ALI). Innate immune responses induced by Microbe-Associated Molecular Pattern (MAMP) molecules are essential for lung defense but can lead to tissue injury. Little is known about how MAMP molecules are degraded in the lung or how MAMP degradation/inactivation helps prevent or ameliorate the harmful inflammation that produces ALI. Acyloxyacyl hydrolase (AOAH) is a host lipase that inactivates Gram-negative bacterial endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide, or LPS)...
June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622279/hydrogen-sulphide-in-exhaled-gases-from-ventilated-septic-neonates-and-children-a-preliminary-report
#16
Natalie Bee, Ruth White, Andy J Petros
OBJECTIVES: There is increasing interest in hydrogen sulphide as a marker of pathologic conditions or predictors of outcome. We speculate that as hydrogen sulphide is a diffusible molecule, if there is an increase in plasma hydrogen sulphide in sepsis, it may accumulate in the alveolar space and be detected in exhaled gas. "We wished to determine whether we could detect hydrogen sulphide in exhaled gases of ventilated children and neonates and if the levels changed in sepsis." DESIGN: Prospective, observational study...
June 15, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612087/effects-of-vascular-formation-during-alveolar-bone-process-morphogenesis-in-mice
#17
Seo-Young An, Ye-Ji Lee, Sanjiv Neupane, Jong-Hwa Jun, Ji-Youn Kim, Youngkyun Lee, Karp-Shik Choi, Chang-Hyeon An, Jo-Young Suh, Hong-In Shin, Wern-Joo Sohn, Jae-Young Kim
The alveolar bone process is the thickened ridge of bone that bears the teeth and is known to have dynamic functional interactions with surrounding tissues. However, the detailed morphological changes that occur during alveolar bone process development and the underlying molecular mechanisms behind this morphogenesis have not been elucidated. In this study, we examined the detailed morphological changes of the alveolar bone process during mouse development using HE and MTC staining. In addition, we evaluated the precise localization pattern of various signaling molecules involved in blood vessel formation including CD31, α-SMA, VEGF, periostin, and TGF-β...
June 13, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601145/ovarian-development-and-the-reproductive-profile-of-astyanax-altiparanae-teleostei-characidae-over-one-year-applications-in-fish-farming
#18
Mônica Cassel, Chayrra Chehade, Giovana Souza Branco, Danilo Caneppele, Elizabeth Romagosa, Maria Inês Borella
Astyanax altiparanae is a Brazilian species of substantial commercial, environmental and scientific importance; however, existing studies on its reproduction do not seem to provide enough details. In light of the increasing use of this species in fish farming and the need for basic studies for the development of new production technologies, we describe the structural and ultrastructural characteristics of the ovaries of A. altiparanae, and characterize the species' reproductive cycle. Females were collected monthly from March 2013 to February 2014, and reproductive management began in October 2013...
August 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598185/three-dimensional-longitudinal-changes-of-maxilla-and-mandible-morphology-during-the-predental-period
#19
T Kihara, Y Kaihara, S Iwamae, N Niizato, S Gion, T Taji, K Kozai, H Nikawa
AIM: The purpose of this study was to longitudinally analyse the morphology of maxilla and mandible over time in infants using a three-dimensional (3D) surface scanner. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventeen Japanese full-term infants participated in the study. Dental plaster models were fabricated every 3 months from 1 month of age to 12 months. The plaster models were scanned using the 3D surface scanner to create 3D models. The arch width, arch length, arch angle, palatal depth and palatal area of the 3D models were analysed...
June 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595790/trace-metals-in-fluids-lining-the-respiratory-system-of-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-diffuse-lung-diseases
#20
REVIEW
Elena Bargagli, Federico Lavorini, Massimo Pistolesi, Elisabetta Rosi, Antje Prasse, Emilia Rota, Luca Voltolini
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is an interstitial lung disease with a poor prognosis and an undefined etiopathogenesis. Oxidative stress contributes to alveolar injury and fibrosis development and, because transition metals are essential to the functioning of most proteins involved in redox reactions, a better knowledge of metal concentrations and metabolism in the respiratory system of IPF patients may provide a valuable complementary approach to prevent and manage a disease which is often misdiagnosed or diagnosed in later stages...
July 2017: Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
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