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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339861/constitutive-luteinizing-hormone-receptor-signaling-causes-sexual-dysfunction-and-leydig-cell-adenomas-in-male-mice1
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Lan Hai, Deepak S Hiremath, Marilène Paquet, Prema Narayan
The luteinizing hormone receptor (LHCGR) is necessary for fertility and genetic mutations cause defects in reproductive development and function. Activating mutations in LHCGR cause familial male limited precocious puberty (FMPP). We have previously characterized a mouse model (KiLHRD582G) for FMPP that exhibits the same phenotype of precocious puberty, Leydig cell hyperplasia and elevated testosterone as boys with the disorder. We observed that KiLHRD582G male mice became infertile by 6 months of age although sperm count and motility were normal...
February 17, 2017: Biology of Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335493/melatonin-mt%C3%A2-and-mt%C3%A2-receptors-in-the-ram-reproductive-tract
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Marta González-Arto, David Aguilar, Elena Gaspar-Torrubia, Margarita Gallego, Melissa Carvajal-Serna, Luis V Herrera-Marcos, Edith Serrano-Blesa, Thais Rose Dos Santos Hamilton, Rosaura Pérez-Pé, Teresa Muiño-Blanco, José A Cebrián-Pérez, Adriana Casao
Some melatonin functions in mammals are exerted through MT₁ and MT₂ receptors. However, there are no reports of their presence in the reproductive tract of the ram, a seasonal species. Thus, we have investigated their existence in the ram testis, epididymis, accessory glands and ductus deferens. Real-time polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) revealed higher levels of m-RNA for both receptors in the testis, ampulla, seminal vesicles, and vas deferens, than in the other organs of the reproductive tract (p < 0...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333853/multimodal-imaging-in-vortex-vein-varices
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Chiara Veronese, Giovanni Staurenghi, Marco Pellegrini, Chiara Maiolo, Laura Primavera, Mariachiara Morara, Grayson W Armstrong, Antonio P Ciardella
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to describe the clinical presentation of vortex vein varices with multimodal imaging. METHODS: The authors carried out a retrospective case series of eight patients (7 female, 1 male) with an average age of 60.2 years (min 8, max 84, median 68.5) presenting with vortex vein varices. All patients were evaluated at the Sant'Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy and at Luigi Sacco Hospital, University of Milan, Milan, Italy...
March 22, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331267/laparoscopic-management-of-a-proximal-jejunal-gallstone-ileus-with-patulous-ampulla-and-choledochal-cyst-a-report-of-unusual-presentation-and-a-review
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Rajvilas Anil Narkhede, Vijaykumar C Bada, Lakshmi Kumari Kona
Gallstone ileus is a diagnosis of rarity, and a proximal site of obstruction in a young patient is even rare. Of the three cases in our experience, we found two cases of gallstone ileus (GSI) with typical epidemiology and presentation, one had combination of multiple rare associations. We report such a case, suspected to have gallstone ileus on ultrasound and confirmed diagnosis on computed tomography. Presence of biliary-enteric fistula, old age, and obstructive features, as in typical cases, was a bigger asset for diagnosis, but it was difficult to entertain diagnosis of GSI in young girl in absence of a demonstrable biliary-enteric fistula, with uncommon association of choledochal cyst and sickle cell disease...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303565/morphometry-and-microanatomy-of-the-barbels-of-the-common-sawshark-pristiophorus-cirratus-pristiophoridae-implications-for-pristiophorid-behaviour
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R J Nevatte, J E Williamson, N G F Vella, V Raoult, B E Wueringer
The internal anatomy of the barbels of the common sawshark Pristiophorus cirratus was examined with light microscopy to clarify their sensory role. No sensory structures such as taste buds (chemoreception), ampullae of Lorenzini (electroreception) or free neuromasts (lateral line mechanoreception) could be located in the barbels. The presence of bundles of nerve fibres, however, indicates a tactile function for the barbels. Conveyance of information regarding potentially damaging stimuli (nociception) and temperature (thermoception) cannot be excluded at this stage...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Fish Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288186/diet-and-biliary-tract-cancer-risk-in-shanghai-china
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Shakira M Nelson, Yu-Tang Gao, Leticia M Nogueira, Ming-Chang Shen, Bingsheng Wang, Asif Rashid, Ann W Hsing, Jill Koshiol
Trends in biliary tract cancer incidence rates have increased in Shanghai, China. These trends have coincided with economic and developmental growth, as well as a shift in dietary patterns to a more Westernized diet. To examine the effect of dietary changes on incident disease, we evaluated associations between diet and biliary tract cancers amongst men and women from a population-based case-control study in Shanghai, China. Biliary tract cancer cases were recruited from 42 collaborating hospitals in urban Shanghai, and population-based controls were randomly selected from the Shanghai Household Registry...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285396/pelvic-organ-support-several-years-after-a-first-birth
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Caroline W S Ferreira, Ixora K Atan, Andrew Martin, Ka Lai Shek, Hans Peter Dietz
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Female pelvic organ prolapse is highly prevalent and childbirth has been shown to be an important risk factor. The study was carried out to observe if pelvic organ support deteriorates over time following a first birth. METHODS: This is a retrospective review using archived data sets of women seen in the context of two prospective perinatal imaging studies. All subjects had undergone a standardised interview, a clinical examination and 4D translabial ultrasound, 3 months and 2-5 years post-partum...
March 11, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264196/molecular-basis-of-ancestral-vertebrate-electroreception
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Nicholas W Bellono, Duncan B Leitch, David Julius
Elasmobranch fishes, including sharks, rays, and skates, use specialized electrosensory organs called ampullae of Lorenzini to detect extremely small changes in environmental electric fields. Electrosensory cells within these ampullae can discriminate and respond to minute changes in environmental voltage gradients through an unknown mechanism. Here we show that the voltage-gated calcium channel CaV1.3 and the big conductance calcium-activated potassium (BK) channel are preferentially expressed by electrosensory cells in little skate (Leucoraja erinacea) and functionally couple to mediate electrosensory cell membrane voltage oscillations, which are important for the detection of specific, weak electrical signals...
March 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261344/a-nomogram-for-predicting-the-probability-of-recurrence-in-patients-with-carcinomas-located-in-the-ampulla-of-vater
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Keng-Hao Liu, Chih-Ho Hsu, Jun-Te Hsu, Chun-Yi Tsai, Yu-Yin Liu, Tsann-Long Hwang, Ta-Sen Yeh, Yu-Shin Hung, Wen-Chi Chou
Background and Objectives: The standard treatment for carcinomas of the ampulla of Vater (CAV) is surgical resection. Nevertheless, recurrence is observed in half of the patients within five years after cancer surgery. In this study, we aimed to identify predictive factors and develop a nomogram capable of predicting the risk of recurrence in post-resection CAV patients. Methods: Our study cohort was composed of two hundred and twelve patients who had undergone radical surgery for CAV between 2000 and 2012...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259711/allicin-protects-against-cisplatin-induced-vestibular-dysfunction-by-inhibiting-the-apoptotic-pathway
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Xianmin Wu, Jing Cai, Xiaofei Li, He Li, Jianfeng Li, Xiaohui Bai, Wenwen Liu, Yuechen Han, Lei Xu, Daogong Zhang, Haibo Wang, Zhaomin Fan
Cisplatin is an anticancer drug that causes the impairment of inner ear function as side effects, including hearing loss and balance dysfunction. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of allicin against cisplatin-induced vestibular dysfunction in mice and to make clear the mechanism underlying the protective effects of allicin on oto-vestibulotoxicity. Mice intraperitoneally injected with cisplatin exhibited vestibular dysfunction in swimming test, which agreed with impairment in vestibule...
March 1, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259593/using-an-endoscopic-distal-cap-to-collect-pancreatic-fluid-from-the-ampulla-with-video
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Masaya Suenaga, Yoshihiko Sadakari, Jose Alejandro Almario, Michael Borges, Anne-Marie Lennon, Eun-Ji Shin, Marcia Irene Canto, Michael Goggins
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Duodenal collections of pancreatic fluid can be used as a source of mutations and other markers of pancreatic ductal neoplasia, but admixing pancreatic juice with duodenal contents lowers the concentrations of mutations. Collecting pancreatic fluid directly from the ampulla could yield a purer sample of pancreatic fluid. METHODS: We used an endoscopic distal cap attachment to "cap" the ampulla and collect secretin-stimulated pancreatic fluid samples for 5 minutes from 81 patients undergoing pancreatic evaluation as part of the Cancer of the Pancreas Screening studies...
March 1, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257866/expression-of-the-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-system-vegf-in-the-porcine-oviduct-during-the-estrous-cycle
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O López Albors, F Olsson, A B Llinares, H Gutiérrez, R Latorre, E Candanosa, A Guillén-Martínez, M J Izquierdo-Rico
The expression and localization of VEGFA and its main receptors Flt-1 and KDR is characterized in the oviduct throughout the porcine estrous cycle. Oviducts were sampled from sows at early follicular, late follicular, early luteal and late luteal stages of the estrous cycle and a segment from the mid portion of the ampulla and isthmus studied by real time RT-PCR and quantitative immunohistochemistry. The expression of the three components of the VEGF system was continuous, although differences were observed depending on the oviduct portion, the stage of the estrous cycle and the histological layer...
April 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250294/endoscopic-resection-of-ampullary-neuroendocrine-tumor
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Hiroyuki Fukasawa, Shigetaka Tounou, Masashi Nabetani, Tomoki Michida
We report the case of a 57-year-old man with a 1.0-cm grade 1 neuroendocrine tumor (G1 NET) of the ampulla of Vater (ampullary NET) who underwent endoscopic snare papillectomy. Pancreatitis occurred after endoscopic resection but was cured with conservative therapy. In two years of follow-up, no local recurrence or metastasis occurred. Endoscopic snare papillectomy for small G1 NET of the ampulla of Vater is relatively safe and less invasive than surgical treatment and should be considered as treatment option...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240523/prognostic-factors-and-survival-of-patients-with-carcinoma-of-the-ampulla-of-vater-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy
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Sunhawit Junrungsee, Ekkapope Kittivarakul, Wasana Ko-iam, Worakitti Lapisatepun, Trichak Sandhu, Anon Chotirosniramit
Background: Although carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater (CAV) is a rare tumor, accounting for just 0.2% of gastrointestinal cancers, the survival of CAV patients is unfavorable. The five-year rates have ranged from 36.8-75.2% in previous reports but there is a lack of data relating to Thai people. Also prognostic factors are controversial. Objectives: This study aimed to determine survival outcomes and to identify prognostic factors for a positive outcome for CAV patients after surgery. Methods: In this retrospective cohort study, data were collected from CAV patients who underwent surgery in Chiang Mai University Hospital from 2005 to 2012 for time to event analysis, the log rank test and univariate and multivariate Cox’s regression analysis...
January 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213798/digital-rectal-examination-in-the-evaluation-of-rectovaginal-septal-defects
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Suneetha Rachaneni, Ixora Kamisan Atan, Ka Lai Shek, Hans Peter Dietz
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: The objective was to evaluate the diagnostic potential of digital rectal examination in the identification of a true rectocele. METHODS: This is a retrospective observational study utilising 187 archived data sets of women presenting with lower urinary tract symptoms and/or pelvic organ prolapse between August 2012 and November 2013. Evaluation included a standardised interview, ICS-POPQ, rectal examination and 4D translabial ultrasound...
February 17, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213067/duodenal-gangliocytic-paraganglioma-successfully-treated-by-local-surgical-excision-a-case-report
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Dimetrios Papaconstantinou, Nikolaos Machairas, Vasileia Damaskou, Nikolaos Zavras, Christine Kontopoulou, Anastasios Machairas
INTRODUCTION: Duodenal gangliocytic paragangliomas are rare neoplasms often arising in proximity to the major duodenal papilla of Vater. These neoplasms are considered to have a benign behavior with lymph node metastases being a rare phenomenon and distant metastatic disease even more so. Resection of the tumor is the only definitive therapy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 67year old male presented to a referring hospital with symptoms of fatigue and malaise. Evaluation with CT imaging revealed a 3...
January 19, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190362/unusual-presentation-of-obstructive-jaundice
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Alejandra Gordillo Hernández, Ángel Nogales Muñoz, Fernando Oliva Mompeán
Carcinoid tumors of the ampulla of Vater grow slowly and have an excellent prognosis after complete resection of local disease. Histopathological diagnosis is definitive, and the Whipple's procedure is performed as a standard at the present time, although more novel minimally-invasive techniques may be highly useful for selected patients. While tumor size is not a reliable marker of tumor aggression, it is nonetheless related to lymphatic invasion, hence an accurate diagnosis is important if the patient is to be offered the best option available for the treatment of their disease...
February 13, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182248/coadministration-of-proton-pump-inhibitors-and-the-efficacy-of-capecitabine-in-patients-with-advanced-adenocarcinoma-of-the-small-bowel-or-ampulla-of-vater
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168842/bilateral-lung-metastasectomy-in-carcinoma-of-the-ampulla-of-vater
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Gyu Young Pih, Dong Kwan Kim, Kwang-Min Park, Heung-Moon Chang
The efficacy of lung metastasectomy is well established in several cancers, including colorectal cancer. However, little is known about the result of lung metastasectomy in carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater. Only two case reports have reported the efficacy of metastasectomy in ampullary cancer patients with pulmonary metastasis. We report the result of bilateral lung metastasectomy in a patient with ampullary cancer. A 63-year-old woman underwent pylorus-preserving pancreaticoduodenectomy for carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater...
March 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163091/a-prokineticin-like-protein-responds-to-immune-challenges-in-the-gastropod-pest-pomacea-canaliculata
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Alice Accorsi, Stefania Benatti, Eric Ross, Milena Nasi, Davide Malagoli
The golden apple snail Pomacea canaliculata is an invasive pest originating from South America. It has already been found in Asia, the southern United States and more recently in the EU. Aiming to target the immune system of the snail as a way to control its spreading, we have developed organ-specific transcriptomes and looked for molecules controlling replication and differentiation of snail hemocytes. The prokineticin domain-containing protein Astakine 1 is the only cytokine known thus far capable of regulating invertebrate hematopoiesis, and we analyzed the transcriptomes looking for molecules containing a prokineticin domain...
February 3, 2017: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
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