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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325864/infections-genetic-and-environmental-factors-in-pathogenesis-of-autoimmune-thyroid-diseases
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REVIEW
Sanjeev Kumar Shukla, Govind Singh, Shahzad Ahmad, Prabhat Pant
In Autoimmune disease a combination of infection, genetic and environmental factors causes an autoimmune response to the thyroid gland (characterized by lymphocytic infiltrations), thyroid stimulating hormone receptor (TSHR) and different thyroid antigens. Graves' and Hashimoto disease are autoimmune disorders with genetic predisposition. CD40 that stimulates the proliferation and differentiation of lymphocytes is an essential immunomodulatory component for follicular cells in the thyroid and the cell that present the antigen...
January 8, 2018: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321393/-n-3-fatty-acids-and-the-maintenance-of-neuronal-functions
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Michio Hashimoto
The functions of n-3 fatty acids are known to be diverse, and they play roles in cardiovascular and neuronal systems and in lipid metabolism. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is the most abundant n-3 fatty acid in the brain, is essential for the maintenance of brain functions throughout the human lifespan. Epidemiological studies have demonstrated that reduced n-3 fatty acid intake is closely associated with the onset of mental and neurological diseases such as brain developmental disorders, depression, and Alzheimer's disease...
2018: Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320965/alterations-of-the-gut-microbiota-in-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-patients
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Fuya Zhao, Jing Feng, Jun Li, Lei Zhao, Yang Liu, Huinan Chen, Ye Jin, Biqiang Zhu, Yunwei Wei
BACKGROUND: Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is an organ-specific autoimmune disease in which both genetic predisposition and environmental factors serve as disease triggers. Many studies have indicated that alterations in the gut microbiota are important environmental factors in the development of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. We systematically performed a comparative analysis of the gut microbiota in HT patients and healthy controls. METHODS: We first conducted a cross-sectional study of 28 HT patients and 16 matched healthy controls...
January 10, 2018: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319368/association-of-increased-eomesodermin-bcl6-and-granzyme-b-expression-with-major-clinical-manifestations-of-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis-an-observational-study
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Mario Štefanić, Stana Tokić, Mirjana Suver Stević, Ljubica Glavaš-Obrovac
PURPOSE: Studies of cytotoxic T cells and their respective lineage master regulators have been limited in Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT). It is unclear whether their transcriptomes are changed in HT patients and how these changes are associated with the thyroid damage, major clinical manifestations, and disease progression. METHODS: We explored the gene expression patterns of selected transcription factors [eomesodermin (EOMES), BACH2, BCL6, TCF1] and cytolytic molecules [granzyme B (GZMB)] in peripheral blood (PB) T cells of 10 healthy controls and 30 HT patients of various subtypes (hypothyroid, untreated HT; L-thyroxine (T4)-treated HT, and spontaneously euthyroid HT) using real-time quantitative PCR...
January 10, 2018: Immunological Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316890/risk-factors-of-postoperative-pulmonary-complications-in-patients-with-asthma-and-copd
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Takanori Numata, Katsutoshi Nakayama, Satoko Fujii, Yoko Yumino, Nayuta Saito, Masahiro Yoshida, Yusuke Kurita, Kenji Kobayashi, Saburo Ito, Hirofumi Utsumi, Haruhiko Yanagisawa, Mitsuo Hashimoto, Hiroshi Wakui, Shunsuke Minagawa, Takeo Ishikawa, Hiromichi Hara, Jun Araya, Yumi Kaneko, Kazuyoshi Kuwano
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC) in patients with pulmonary diseases remain to be resolved clinical issue. However, most evidence regarding PPC has been established more than 10 years ago. Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate perioperative management using new inhalant drugs in patients with obstructive pulmonary diseases. METHODS: April 2014 through March 2015, 346 adult patients with pulmonary diseases (257 asthma, 89 chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)) underwent non-pulmonary surgery except cataract surgery in our university hospital...
January 9, 2018: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313056/generalized-purpura-as-an-atypical-skin-manifestation-of-adult-onset-still-s-disease-in-a-patient-with-beh%C3%A3-et-s-disease
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Chika Omigawa, Takashi Hashimoto, Takaaki Hanafusa, Takeshi Namiki, Ken Igawa, Hiroo Yokozeki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 9, 2018: Acta Dermato-venereologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300536/autoimmune-polyendocrine-syndrome-type-2-in-patient-with-severe-allergic-asthma-treated-with-omalizumab
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Anna Rams, Marek Żółciński, Weronika Zastrzeżyńska, Stanisław Polański, Agnieszka Serafin, Joanna Wilańska, Jacek Musiał, Stanisława Bazan-Socha
Asthma therapy with monoclonal antibodies is a promising and effective approach for those with a severe and refractory type of disease. Although such a targeted therapy is considered to be safe, unusual complications may occur. We present a case of a 45 year-old female patient with severe allergic asthma and chronic spontaneous urticaria, who developed autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type 2 (APS-2) after 26 months of omalizumab administration. The patient was diagnosed with primary adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease) and Hashimoto's thyroiditis accompanied by autoimmune atrophic gastritis...
January 4, 2018: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299596/clinical-and-immunological-profiles-of-14-patients-with-bullous-pemphigoid-without-igg-autoantibodies-to-the-bp180-nc16a-domain
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Kenta Nakama, Hiroshi Koga, Norito Ishii, Chika Ohata, Takashi Hashimoto, Takekuni Nakama
Importance: Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and/or chemiluminescent enzyme immunoassay (CLEIA) for BP180 noncollagenous 16A (NC16A) extracellular domain is a sensitive diagnostic tool for bullous pemphigoid (BP). However, some patients with BP have negative results for these assays. Objective: To elucidate the clinical and immunological features of patients with BP without antibodies that react to BP180 NC16A. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective case series study included 152 patients who were diagnosed with BP and followed up at the Kurume University Hospital in Japan from 2007 to 2016...
January 3, 2018: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298895/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-responses-in-mouse-models-of-alzheimer-disease-overexpression-paradigm-versus-knock-in-paradigm
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Shoko Hashimoto, Ayano Ishii, Naoko Kamano, Naoto Watamura, Takashi Saito, Toshio Oshima, Makoto Yokosuka, Takaomi C Saido
Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is believed to play an important role in the etiology of Alzheimer disease (AD). The accumulation of misfolded proteins and perturbation of intracellular calcium homeostasis are thought to underlie the induction of ER stress, resulting in neuronal dysfunction and cell death. Several reports have shown an increased ER stress response in amyloid precursor protein (APP) and presenilin1 (PS1) double transgenic (Tg) AD mouse models. However, it remains unclear whether the ER stress observed in these mouse models is actually caused by AD pathology...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298650/potential-application-of-centrifuges-to-protect-the-cns-in-space-and-on-earth
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Yoshiki Takamatsu, Gilbert Ho, Yuki Shimizu, Shuei Sugama, Takato Takenouchi, Masaaki Waragai, Jianshe Wei, Makoto Hashimoto
BACKGROUND: Centrifuges are the principal means of generating physiological hypergravity and have been used for many medical purposes, including the therapy of psychiatric diseases and evaluation of vestibular system in the pilots. In particular, modern centrifuges have evolved into mechanically sophisticated precision instruments compared to primitive ones in old times, indicating that centrifuges might possess great potential in modern medicine. Indeed, studies are in progress to apply centrifuges to musculoskeletal degenerative diseases, such as osteoporosis and sarcopenia...
December 29, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297967/levothyroxine-supplementation-improves-serum-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-levels-in-infertile-patients-with-hashimoto-s-thyroiditis
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Masako Kuroda, Keiji Kuroda, Tomoya Segawa, Jaeduk Y Noh, Ai Yoshihara, Koichi Ito, Hisao Osada, Satoru Takeda, Shokichi Teramoto
AIM: Thyroid dysfunction and autoimmunity are associated with an adverse effect on fertility. An aberrant high thyroid stimulating hormone level is associated with diminished ovarian reserve in women of reproductive age; however, the utility of levothyroxine (LT4) replacement for infertile patients with subclinical hypothyroidism is still under discussion. The aim of this study was to investigate whether LT4 supplementation for infertile patients with subclinical hypothyroidism improves impaired ovarian function...
January 3, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290914/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-fine-needle-aspiration-for-diagnosing-a-rare-extraluminal-duodenal-gastrointestinal-tumor
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Kazunao Hayashi, Kenya Kamimura, Kazunori Hosaka, Satoshi Ikarashi, Junji Kohisa, Kazuya Takahashi, Kentaro Tominaga, Kenichi Mizuno, Satoru Hashimoto, Junji Yokoyama, Satoshi Yamagiwa, Kazuyasu Takizawa, Toshifumi Wakai, Hajime Umezu, Shuji Terai
Duodenal gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) are extremely rare disease entities, and the extraluminal type is difficult to diagnose. These tumors have been misdiagnosed as pancreatic tumors; hence, pancreaticoduodenectomy has been performed, although partial duodenectomy can be performed if accurately diagnosed. Developing a diagnostic methodology including endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) and fine-needle aspiration (FNA) has allowed us to diagnose the tumor directly through the duodenum. Here, we present a case of a 50-year-old woman with a 27-mm diameter tumor in the pancreatic uncus on computed tomography scan...
December 16, 2017: World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288439/hyperhomocysteinemia-in-acute-iatrogenic-hypothyroidism-the-relevance-of-thyroid-autoimmunity
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F Cicone, M G Santaguida, G My, G Mancuso, A Papa, R Persechino, C Virili, N Brusca, A Tofani, F Scopinaro, M Centanni
PURPOSE: Hyperhomocysteinemia is a known cardiovascular risk factor and a key player in the inflammatory activation of autoimmune diseases. Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT) is the leading cause of hypothyroidism which, in itself, has been associated with a significant raise of homocysteine (Hcy) levels and increased cardiovascular risk. Our aim was to assess the impact of HT on Hcy levels in patients with acute hypothyroidism. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 121 patients (mean age: 46 years, F/M = 102/19) with acute post-surgical hypothyroidism...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287093/direct-exposure-to-mild-heat-promotes-proliferation-and-neuronal-differentiation-of-neural-stem-progenitor-cells-in-vitro
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Md Emon Hossain, Kentaro Matsuzaki, Masanori Katakura, Naotoshi Sugimoto, Abdullah Al Mamun, Rafiad Islam, Michio Hashimoto, Osamu Shido
Heat acclimation in rats is associated with enhanced neurogenesis in thermoregulatory centers of the hypothalamus. To elucidate the mechanisms for heat acclimation, we investigated the effects of direct mild heat exposure on the proliferation and differentiation of neural stem/progenitor cells (NSCs/NPCs). The NSCs/NPCs isolated from forebrain cortices of 14.5-day-old rat fetuses were propagated as neurospheres at either 37.0°C (control) or 38.5°C (mild heat exposure) for four days, and the effects on proliferation were investigated by MTS cell viability assay, measurement of neurosphere diameter, and counting the total number of cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284400/medium-term-outcomes-of-78-808-patients-after-heart-valve-surgery-in-a-middle-income-country-a-nationwide-population-based-study
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Regina Maria de Aquino Xavier, Vitor Manuel Pereira Azevedo, Paulo Henrique Godoy, Arn Migowski, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro, Rogério Brant Martins Chaves, Marcelo Goulart Correia, Carolina de Aquino Xavier, Lucas de Aquino Hashimoto, Clara Weksler, Nelson Albuquerque Souza E Silva
BACKGROUND: Heart valve surgery outcomes are unknown in middle-income countries and thus cannot be used in health system decision making processes. This study estimated in-hospital mortality and medium and long-term survival. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 78,806 patients who underwent heart valve surgery between 2001 and 2007 in Brazil. Two national databases were used, the Hospital Information System and the Mortality Information System. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and log-rank tests were performed...
December 28, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283202/identification-of-somatic-mutations-in-postmortem-human-brains-by-whole-genome-sequencing-and-their-implications-for-psychiatric-disorders
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Masaki Nishioka, Miki Bundo, Junko Ueda, Katsuoka Fumiki, Yukuto Sato, Yoko Kuroki, Takao Ishii, Wataru Ukai, Shigeo Murayama, Eri Hashimoto, Masao Nagasaki, Jun Yasuda, Kiyoto Kasai, Tadafumi Kato, Kazuya Iwamoto
AIM: Somatic mutations in the human brain are hypothesized to contribute to the functional diversity of brain cells as well as the pathophysiology of neuropsychiatric diseases. However, there are still few reports on somatic mutations in non-neoplastic human brain tissues. This study attempted to unveil the landscape of somatic mutations in the human brain. METHODS: We explored the landscape of somatic mutations in human brain tissues derived from three males with no neuropsychiatric diseases by whole-genome deep sequencing at a depth of around 100...
December 28, 2017: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282192/mast-cell-activation-syndrome
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Owen N Kramer, Marla S Barkoff, Claudia Hernandez
A 51-year-old woman with a history of asthma and Hashimoto's thyroiditis presented to the dermatology service with a chief complaint of "itchy bumpy rashes" that persisted beyond 24 hours. She noted that, 3 days prior to the onset of urticaria, a pyrroloquinoline quinone supplement had been started. The urticaria was accompanied by variable episodes of transient facial swelling and difficulty breathing. The patient noted that exposure to fish, nuts, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs triggered facial swelling...
2017: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280514/left-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-atrophy-is-associated-with-frontal-lobe-function-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-contributes-to-caregiver-burden
#18
Kiwamu Matsuoka, Fumihiko Yasuno, Akiko Hashimoto, Toshiteru Miyasaka, Masato Takahashi, Kuniaki Kiuchi, Junzo Iida, Kimihiko Kichikawa, Toshifumi Kishimoto
OBJECTIVE: Caregivers of patients with dementia experience physical and mental deterioration. We have previously reported a correlation between caregiver burden and the Frontal Assessment Battery (FAB) total scores of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD), especially regarding the dependency factor from the Zarit Burden Interview. The present study aimed to identify an objective biomarker for predicting caregiver burden. METHODS: The participants were 26 pairs of caregivers and patients with AD and mild-to-moderate dementia...
December 27, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280140/pkc%C3%AE%C2%B5%C3%A2-promotes-human-th17-differentiation-implications-in-the-pathophysiology-of-psoriasis
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Silvia Martini, Giulia Pozzi, Cecilia Carubbi, Elena Masselli, Daniela Galli, Sergio Di Nuzzo, Antonio Banchini, Giuliana Gobbi, Marco Vitale, Prisco Mirandola
PKCε is implicated in T cell activation and proliferation and is overexpressed in CD4+ -T cells from patients with autoimmune Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Although this might induce the suspicion that PKCε takes part in autoimmunity, its role in the molecular pathophysiology of immune-mediated disorders is still largely unknown. We studied PKCε expression in circulating CD4+ -T cells from patients with Psoriasis, a skin disorder characterized by an increased amount of Th17 cells, a CD4+ subset that is critical in the development of autoimmunity...
December 27, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277819/hepatic-resection-followed-by-hepatic-arterial-infusion-chemotherapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-intrahepatic-dissemination
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Kunitaka Kuramoto, Toru Beppu, Hidetoshi Nitta, Katsunori Imai, Toshiro Masuda, Tatsunori Miyata, Yuki Koga, Yuki Kitano, Takayoshi Kaida, Shigeki Nakagawa, Hirohisa Okabe, Hiromitsu Hayashi, Daisuke Hashimoto, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Akira Chikamoto, Ken Kikuchi, Hideo Baba
BACKGROUND/AIM: To investigate the utility of adjuvant hepatic arterial infusion chemotherapy (HAIC) following hepatectomy for patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with intrahepatic dissemination (IHD) after local ablation therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twelve patients with HCC with IHD were divided into two groups: HAIC group (n=6) underwent hepatectomy followed by HAIC; and the non-HAIC group (n=6) underwent hepatectomy alone. HAIC with cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil was started within a month and was continued for a month: Results: At the first local ablation, tumors close to the major portal vein and insufficient ablation were recognized in eight (67...
January 2018: Anticancer Research
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