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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931420/presence-of-periaortic-gas-in-clostridium-septicum-infected-aortic-aneurysm-aids-in-early-diagnosis-a-case-report-and-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Fumihito Ito, Ryota Inokuchi, Akinori Matsumoto, Yoshibumi Kumada, Hideyuki Yokoyama, Tokiya Ishida, Katsuhiko Hashimoto, Masashi Narita, Kazuaki Shinohara
BACKGROUND: Clostridium septicum-infected aortic aneurysm is a fatal and rare disease. We present a fatal case of C. septicum-infected aortic aneurysm and a pertinent literature review with treatment suggestions for reducing mortality rates. CASE PRESENTATION: A 58-year-old Japanese man with an unremarkable medical history presented with a 3-day history of mild weakness in both legs, and experienced paraplegia and paresthesia a day before admission. Upon recognition of signs of an abdominal aortic aneurysm and paraplegia, we suspected an occluded Adamkiewicz artery and performed a contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan, which revealed an aortic aneurysm with periaortic gas extending from his chest to his abdomen and both kidneys...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929353/anti-parietal-cell-antibodies-in-patients-with-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases
#2
S R R Utiyama, R S De Bem, T L Skare, G A De Carvalho, L M Teixeira, M Bertolazo, S O Ioshii, R Nisihara
BACKGROUND: Autoimmune thyroid disease (ATD) patients may have a higher prevalence of anti-parietal cell antibodies (APCA) than normal population. OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of APCA in a cohort of ATD patients to know its association with patient's clinical profile and gastrointestinal complaints. METHODS: APCA was sought for by indirect immunofluorescence test in 243 ATD patients: 136 (55.9%) with Graves' disease and 107 (44.0%) with Hashimoto's thyroiditis...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928366/fibromyalgia-and-microglial-tnf-%C3%AE-translational-research-using-human-blood-induced-microglia-like-cells
#3
Masahiro Ohgidani, Takahiro A Kato, Masako Hosoi, Makoto Tsuda, Kohei Hayakawa, Chie Hayaki, Rie Iwaki, Noriaki Sagata, Ryota Hashimoto, Kazuhide Inoue, Nobuyuki Sudo, Shigenobu Kanba
Fibromyalgia is a refractory disease characterized by chronic intractable pain and psychological suffering, the cause of which has not yet been elucidated due to its complex pathology. Activation of immune cells in the brain called microglia has attracted attention as a potential underlying pathological mechanism in chronic pain. Until recently, however, technological and ethical considerations have limited the ability to conduct research using human microglia. To overcome this limitation, we have recently developed a technique to create human-induced microglia-like (iMG) cells from human peripheral blood monocytes...
September 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923306/the-flavonoid-baicalein-attenuates-cuprizone-induced-demyelination-via-suppression-of-neuroinflammation
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Miho Hashimoto, Shinji Yamamoto, Kensuke Iwasa, Kota Yamashina, Masaki Ishikawa, Kei Maruyama, Francesca Bosetti, Keisuke Yoshikawa
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic demyelinating disease of the central nervous system characterized by recurrent and progressive demyelination/remyelination cycles, neuroinflammation, oligodendrocyte loss, and axonal pathology. Baicalein isolated from the roots of Scutellaria baicalensis has been shown to exert anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. The cuprizone model is an established mouse model of MS and causes demyelination and motor dysfunction to induce neuroinflammation such as glial activation and pro-inflammatory cytokine production...
September 15, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923269/dpp-4-inhibition-protects-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-from-hypoxia-induced-vascular-barrier-impairment
#5
Naoko Hashimoto, Kento Ikuma, Yui Konno, Masanori Hirose, Hiroyuki Tadokoro, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Yoshio Kobayashi, Hiroyuki Takano
Dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitors are relatively new class of anti-diabetic drugs. Some protective effects of DPP-4 on cardiovascular disease have been described independently from glucose-lowering effect. However, the detailed mechanisms by which DPP-4 inhibitors exert on endothelial cells remain elusive. The purpose of this research was to determine the effects of DPP-4 inhibitor on endothelial barrier function. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were cultured and exposed to hypoxia in the presence or absence of Diprotin A, a DPP-4 inhibitor...
August 26, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920166/clinical-significance-of-aspergillus-species-isolated-from-respiratory-specimens-in-patients-with-mycobacterium-avium-complex-lung-disease
#6
K Furuuchi, A Ito, T Hashimoto, S Kumagai, T Ishida
Chronic pulmonary aspergillosis (CPA) is associated with mortality in patients with Mycobacterium avium complex lung disease (MAC-LD). An Aspergillus-positive respiratory specimen often reflects colonization, and thus the clinical significance of Aspergillus isolation in MAC-LD patients is not well understood. The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical characteristics and outcomes of MAC-LD patients in whom Aspergillus was isolated from respiratory specimens. We performed a retrospective review of the medical records of 329 MAC-LD patients...
September 17, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916813/genome-sequencing-reveals-metabolic-and-cellular-interdependence-in-an-amoeba-kinetoplastid-symbiosis
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Goro Tanifuji, Ugo Cenci, Daniel Moog, Samuel Dean, Takuro Nakayama, Vojtěch David, Ivan Fiala, Bruce A Curtis, Shannon J Sibbald, Naoko T Onodera, Morgan Colp, Pavel Flegontov, Jessica Johnson-MacKinnon, Michael McPhee, Yuji Inagaki, Tetsuo Hashimoto, Steven Kelly, Keith Gull, Julius Lukeš, John M Archibald
Endosymbiotic relationships between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells are common in nature. Endosymbioses between two eukaryotes are also known; cyanobacterium-derived plastids have spread horizontally when one eukaryote assimilated another. A unique instance of a non-photosynthetic, eukaryotic endosymbiont involves members of the genus Paramoeba, amoebozoans that infect marine animals such as farmed fish and sea urchins. Paramoeba species harbor endosymbionts belonging to the Kinetoplastea, a diverse group of flagellate protists including some that cause devastating diseases...
September 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912808/association-of-polymorphisms-in-toll-like-receptors-4-and-9-with-autoimmune-thyroid-disease-in-korean-pediatric-patients
#8
Won Kyoung Cho, Jung-Pil Jang, Eun-Jeong Choi, Moonbae Ahn, Shin Hee Kim, Kyoung Soon Cho, So Hyun Park, In Cheol Baek, Min Ho Jung, Tai-Gyu Kim, Byung-Kyu Suh
BACKGROUND: Toll-like receptors (TLRs) have been suggested to be associated with the development of AITD. METHODS: Fifteen single-nucleotide polymorphisms in 7 TLR genes were analyzed in 104 Korean children (girls = 86, boys = 18) with AITD (Hashimoto disease (HD) = 44, Graves' disease (GD) = 60, thyroid-associated ophthalmopathy (TAO) = 29, and non-TAO = 31) with 183 controls. RESULTS: GD showed higher frequencies of the TLR4 rs1927911 C allele than control...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912336/elevated-semaphorin-5a-in-patients-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-a-case-control-study
#9
Yongping Liu, Shuo Wang, Qingling Guo, Yongze Li, Jing Qin, Na Zhao, Yushu Li, Zhongyan Shan, Weiping Teng
OBJECTIVE: Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is characterised by elevated specific auto-antibodies, including TgAb and TPOAb. Increasing evidence has demonstrated the essential role of Th17 cells in HT. However, the underlying mechanism is still unclear. Semaphorin 5A (Sema5A) is involved in several autoimmune diseases through regulation of immune cells. The aim of this study was to explore the role of Sema5A in HT. METHODS: We measured serum Sema5A levels in HT (n = 92) and healthy controls (n = 111) by ELISA...
September 14, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906015/influence-of-coexistent-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-on-the-extent-of-cervical-lymph-node-dissection-and-prognosis-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#10
Eyun Song, Min Ji Jeon, Suyeon Park, Mijin Kim, Hye-Seon Oh, Dong Eun Song, Won Gu Kim, Won Bae Kim, Young Kee Shong, Tae Yong Kim
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies did not focus on the differences in the extent of cervical lymph node (LN) dissection according to coexistent Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and its clinical impact. We aimed to determine whether extensive cervical LN dissection is responsible for favorable clinical outcomes in PTC patients with HT and whether coexistence of HT itself has an independent protective effect regardless of LN status. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study PATIENTS: 1,369 patients with PTC who underwent total thyroidectomy with central compartment neck dissection...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904921/hashimoto-s-encephalitis-rare-manifestation-of-hypothyroidism
#11
Manish Gutch, Annesh Bhattacharjee, Sukriti Kumar, Durgesh Pushkar
Hashimoto's encephalitis is a rare, heterogeneous and completely treatable form of neuroendocrine disorder manifesting with seizures, stroke-like episodes, encephalopathy, dementia and variable neuropsychiatric manifestations. It is generally associated with a background of Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, and the patient has high titers of antithyroid antibodies, especially antithyroid peroxidase antibodies. This entity responds dramatically to corticosteroids, hence should be always considered and excluded while treating a patient with encephalopathy in the background of a thyroid disease...
July 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903182/molecular-estimation-of-alteration-in-intestinal-microbial-composition-in-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-patients
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Hafiz Muhammad Ishaq, Imran Shair Mohammad, Hui Guo, Muhammad Shahzad, Yin Jian Hou, Chaofeng Ma, Zahid Naseem, Xiaokang Wu, Peijie Shi, Jiru Xu
The gut microbiota has a crucial effect on human health and physiology. Hypothyroid Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is an autoimmune disorder manifested with environmental and genetic factors. However, it is hypothesized that intestinal microbes might play a vital role in the pathogenesis of HT. The aim of current was to investigate and characterize the gut microbial composition of HT patients both quantitatively and qualitatively. The fecal samples from 29 HT patients and 12 healthy individuals were collected...
September 9, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895880/the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-thyroid-diseases
#13
REVIEW
Dohee Kim
The main role of vitamin D is regulating bone metabolism and calcium and phosphorus homeostasis. Over the past few decades, the importance of vitamin D in non-skeletal actions has been studied, including the role of vitamin D in autoimmune diseases, metabolic syndromes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, and all-cause mortality. Recent evidence has demonstrated an association between low vitamin D status and autoimmune thyroid diseases such as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and Graves' disease, and impaired vitamin D signaling has been reported in thyroid cancers...
September 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893408/inflammatory-myopathy-associated-with-antimitochondrial-antibodies-a-distinct-phenotype-with-cardiac-involvement
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Jemima Albayda, Aamna Khan, Livia Casciola-Rosen, Andrea M Corse, Julie J Paik, Lisa Christopher-Stine
OBJECTIVE: In the context of clinical evaluations performed on our prospective myositis cohort, we noted a striking association of severe cardiac disease in myositis patients with antimitochondrial antibodies. We sought to review all cases of antimitochondrial antibody (AMA) associated myositis in our cohort to describe the clinical features of this disease subset. METHODS: We identified 7 patients with confirmed antimitochondrial antibodies who presented as an inflammatory myopathy...
June 13, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892213/evaluation-of-longitudinal-and-radial-left-ventricular-functions-using-two-and-three-dimensional-echocardiography-before-and-after-intravenous-immunoglobulin-administration-in-patients-with-acute-kawasaki-disease
#15
Ikuo Hashimoto, Yu Saitou, Nao Sakata, Ko Shibata
BACKGROUND: The relationship between left ventricular (LV) function and longitudinal or radial contraction has not yet been elucidated in patients with acute Kawasaki disease (KD), especially before and after intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) administration. METHODS: We studied 28 KD patients without coronary aneurysms (average 3.2 years). The LV end-diastolic volume (LVEDV), end-systolic volume (LVESV), stroke volume (LVSV), and ejection fraction (LVEF) were assessed using three-dimensional echocardiography before IVIG, after IVIG administration, and in the convalescent phase...
September 11, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890347/high-resolution-structure-discloses-the-potential-for-allosteric-regulation-of-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-kinase-7
#16
Takayoshi Kinoshita, Takuma Hashimoto, Yuri Sogabe, Harumi Fukada, Takashi Matsumoto, Masaaki Sawa
Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 7 (MAP2K7) regulates stress and inflammatory responses, and is an attractive drug discovery target for several diseases including arthritis and cardiac hypertrophy. Intracellular proteins such as MAP2K7 are prone to aggregation due to cysteine-driven oxidation in in vitro experiments. MAP2K7 instability due to the four free cysteine residues on the molecular surface abrogated the crystal growth and led to a low-resolution structure with large residual errors. To acquire a higher resolution structure for promoting rational drug discovery, we explored stable mutants of MAP2K7 by replacing the surface cysteine residues, Cys147, Cys218, Cys276 and Cys296...
September 7, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878841/thyroid-association-ophthalmopathy-in-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-a-case-report
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Deepak Jain, Sudhir Mor, Hari Krishan Aggarwal, Pulkit Chhabra, Promil Jain
Thyroid associated ophthalmopathy is a constellation of symptoms caused by an autoimmune process involving the orbital tissue. It is common in hyperthyroid patients due to Graves' disease and also reported in euthyroid and hypothyroid Graves' patients with positive thyroid receptor antibodies. But in Hashimoto's thyroiditis, thyroid associated ophthalmopathy is a rarely reported and poorly understood entity. Here we report thyroid associated ophthalmopathy in a patient with hypothyroidism and negative thyroid receptor antibodies who showed heterogeneously hypoechoic thyroid gland on ultrasonography, diffuse lymphocytic infiltrate on fine needle aspiration citology and reduced 99m Tc radioisotope uptake, supporting the diagnosis of Hashimoto's thyroiditis...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875823/useful-immunochromatographic-assay-of-calprotectin-in-gingival-crevicular-fluid-for-diagnosis-of-diseased-sites-in-patients-with-periodontal-diseases
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Jun-Ichi Kido, Shinya Murakami, Masahiro Kitamura, Manabu Yanagita, Koichi Tabeta, Kazuhisa Yamazaki, Hiromasa Yoshie, Hisashi Watanabe, Yuichi Izumi, Reiko Suda, Matsuo Yamamoto, Hideki Shiba, Tsuyoshi Fujita, Hidemi Kurihara, Mitsuharu Mizuno, Akihiro Mishima, Nobumasa Kawahara, Kazuhiro Hashimoto, Koji Naruishi, Toshihiko Nagata
BACKGROUND: Calprotectin, an inflammation-related protein, is present in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) and the determination of calprotectin is useful for diagnosing periodontal diseases. We have recently developed a novel immunochromatographic (IC) chip system (SI-101402) to determine calprotectin levels in GCF. In the present study, the usefulness of this diagnostic system was investigated in patients with periodontal diseases. METHODS: Thirty-six patients with periodontal diseases participated in this clinical test at multiple centers...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871665/the-glasgow-prognostic-score-as-a-pre-transplant-risk-assessment-for-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation
#19
Yasuhiko Shibasaki, Tatsuya Suwabe, Takayuki Katagiri, Tomoyuki Tanaka, Hironori Kobayashi, Kyoko Fuse, Takashi Ushiki, Naoko Sato, Toshio Yano, Takashi Kuroha, Shigeo Hashimoto, Miwako Narita, Tatsuo Furukawa, Hirohito Sone, Masayoshi Masuko
Evaluation methods, such as scoring systems for predicting complications in advance, are necessary for determining the adaptation of allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) and selecting appropriate conditioning regimens. The Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation-specific Comorbidity Index (HCT-CI), which is based on functions of main organs, is a useful tool for pre-transplant risk assessments and has been widely applied in determining treatment strategies for patients with hematological diseases...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867686/impact-of-fatty-liver-disease-and-metabolic-syndrome-on-incident-type-2-diabetes-a-population-based-cohort-study
#20
Kazuteru Mitsuhashi, Yoshitaka Hashimoto, Masahide Hamaguchi, Akihiro Obora, Takao Kojima, Takuya Fukuda, Michiaki Fukui
Fatty liver disease and metabolic syndrome (MetS) are both shown to increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. The aim of this study was to investigate the combined effect of fatty liver and MetS on incident diabetes. In this cohort study of 17,810 participants, fatty liver was diagnosed by abdominal ultrasonography and MetS was defined by a joint interim statement. We divided the participants into four groups according to the presence of fatty liver and/or MetS. Type 2 diabetes was defined as HbA1c ≥6.5%, fasting plasma glucose ≥7...
September 2, 2017: Endocrine Journal
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