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Mohammed S Bermo, Alan Leung, Fatemeh Behnia
A 73-year-old man diagnosed with Merkel cell carcinoma of the left nasal ala was referred for preoperative scintigraphic sentinel lymph node mapping. In three separate foci around the lesion, 0.2 mCi of Tc-sulfur colloid was intradermally administered. Planar images demonstrated accumulation of tracer midway between the nose and left ear. SPECT/CT images localized radiotracer uptake to the left buccinator/buccal space, consistent with a buccinator lymph node, which is an inconsistent part of the facial lymphatic drainage...
November 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Jingang An, Tian Li, Yingying Dong, Zhengxiao Li, Jia Huo
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Psoriasis is one of the most common inflammatory skin disorders, affecting 3% of the general population. Terminalia chebulanin (TC) is a polyphenolic compound that possesses antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. The current study was designed to investigate the effect of TC on psoriatic lesions. METHODS: We examined the protective effect of TC against psoriatic lesions in mice and keratinocyte proliferation in HaCaT cells. RESULTS: We found that TC exhibited potent anti-psoriatic activities, as evidenced by improvement of erythema and scaling scores, decrease of epidermal, ear and skinfold thickening, decrease of tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα), interleukin (IL)-17A, IL-23 and matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-9 expression, and decrease of TBARS content and increase of GSH content in IMQ-treated mice, and decrease of keratinocyte proliferation, TNFα, IL-17A and IL-23 expression, and ROS level in M5-treated cells...
2016: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
Nermin Hrnčić, Amna Goga, Selma Hrnčić, Marijana Filipovska-Mušanović, Haris Hatibović, Ðenad Hodžić
Aim To determine frequency and type of thyroid cancer (TC) as well as gender and age distribution of patients operated at the Department of Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), Cantonal Hospital Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Methods A retrospective analysis of data obtained from an operating protocol and disease history of patients operated in the eightyear period (2007- 2014) was made according to the frequency and type of thyroid cancer, as well as age and gender of the patients. χ2 test was used for statistical with p<0...
August 1, 2016: Medicinski Glasnik
A Garcia-Gonzalez, C Castro-Egler, A Gonzalez-Herrera
BACKGROUND: The main objective of this paper is to study the mechanical influence of the tympanic cavity (TC) in the auditory system (AS). It is done for a frequency range from 0.1 to 20 kHz and the pressure source was applied in the external ear canal (EEC) entrance. METHODS: Numerical simulations were developed for seven different models by means of finite element model. On the basis of an EEC finite elements model, the additional elements are coupled and removed in order to evaluate the contribution of the TC...
2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
Margaret Ashwell, Sigrid Gibson
OBJECTIVES: There is now good evidence that central obesity carries more health risks compared with total obesity assessed by body mass index (BMI). It has therefore been suggested that waist circumference (WC), a proxy for central obesity, should be included with BMI in a 'matrix' to categorise health risk. We wanted to compare how the adult UK population is classified using such a 'matrix' with that using another proxy for central obesity, waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), using a boundary value of 0...
2016: BMJ Open
Kayvan Sadri, Salimeh Momenypoor, Vahid Reza Dabbagh Kakhki, Ramin Sadeghi, Kamran Aryana, Fariba Johari Daha, Seyed Rasoul Zakavi, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari
In-vitro labeling of RBC with (99m)Tc is an intricate procedure and there is always a need for an alternate blood pool imaging agent. The aim of this study was to prepare an effective nano sized liposome (NLs) similar to human RBC for blood pool scintigraphy. This study formulates PEG-NLs and non-PEG-NLs using film method plus high pressure homogenization technique. Biodistribution studies were performed on BALB/C mice 1, 4 and 24 h after tail vein injection of labeled NLs with (99m)Tc hexamethylpropylene-amine-oxime ((99m)Tc-HMPAO)...
2015: Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research: IJPR
Tingtinga Pang, Zhicheng Liu, Bin Xu
OBJECTIVE: To compare the differences of clinical effects in female patients with obesity and hyperlipidemia of yang deficiency of spleen and kidney syndrome between warm acupuncture combined with auricular acupuncture and simple warm acupuncture. METHODS: One hundred and thirty patients were randomly divided into an observation group and a control group, 65 cases in each one. In the control group, acupuncture was used at Pishu (BL 20), Zhongwan(CV 12), Shenshu(BL 23), Zhongji(CV 3), Guanyuan(CV 4), Mingmen(GV 4), Taibai(SP 3), Fenglong(ST 40), etc...
June 2015: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
N E Berentzen, L van Rossem, U Gehring, G H Koppelman, D S Postma, J C de Jongste, H A Smit, A H Wijga
BACKGROUND: Risk of cardiovascular and metabolic disease is higher in adults who were relatively thin at birth and had subsequent accelerated weight gain. This specific pattern of weight gain may relate to unfavorable cardiometabolic markers already in childhood. We prospectively assessed whether children with different patterns of overweight development from age 3 months to 11 years had distinct levels of cardiometabolic markers at age 12 years. SUBJECTS/METHODS: We used data of 1500 children participating in the PIAMA birth cohort that started in 1996/1997...
January 2016: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
Ji-Jin Yao, Guan-Qun Zhou, Li Lin, Wang-Jian Zhang, Ying-Lin Peng, Lei Chen, Ling-Long Tang, Yan-Ping Mao, Jun Ma, Ying Sun
This study is to identify significant dosimetric parameters for ear disorders in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients treated with intensity modulated therapy only. Ninety-seven patients with NPC were retrospectively reviewed. Organs at risk (OARs) in the auditory apparatus were contoured. Dose-volume histogram parameters were generated for the Eustachian tube (ET), tympanic cavity (TC), mastoid air cells, vestibular apparatus, cochlea and internal auditory canal (IAC). Ear disorders were rated 0 (none), 1 (mild) or 2 (severe) by a clinician blinded to radiation doses; Grade 2 ear disorders was the study end-point...
2015: Scientific Reports
Lena Sulzbacher, Markus Klinger, Christine Scheurecker, Michael Wacha, Andreas Shamiyeh, Michael Malek, Patrick M Colletti, Domenico Rubello, Michael Gabriel
INTRODUCTION: Patients with invasive malignant melanoma are commonly referred for sentinel lymph node (SLN) detection. A recently proposed 3D tomographic imaging modality is freehand SPECT (declipseSPECT). This "bedside system" was originally developed to enable minimal-invasive image-guided surgery. The aim of this retrospective analysis was to assess the clinical use of this freehand detector device for image-guided lymphatic mapping in melanoma patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-nine patients (12 female and 27 male subjects) were included (age, 30-79 years)...
September 2015: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
Joanna J Lukawska, Lefteris Livieratos, Barbara M Sawyer, Tak Lee, Michael O'Doherty, Philip J Blower, Martin Kofi, James R Ballinger, Christopher J Corrigan, Gopinath Gnanasegaran, Ehsan Sharif-Paghaleh, Gregory E D Mullen
BACKGROUND: It is important to study differential inflammatory cellular migration, particularly of eosinophils and neutrophils, in asthma and how this is influenced by environmental stimuli such as allergen exposure and the effects of anti asthma therapy. METHODS: We isolated blood neutrophils and eosinophils from 12 atopic asthmatic human volunteers (Group 1 - four Early Allergic Responders unchallenged (EAR); Group 2 - four Early and Late Allergic Responders (LAR) challenged; Group 3 - four EAR and LAR challenged and treated with systemic corticosteroids) using cGMP CD16 CliniMACS...
December 2014: EBioMedicine
Antonio Greco, Armando De Virgilio, Maria Ida Rizzo, Andrea Gallo, Giuseppe Magliulo, Massimo Fusconi, Giovanni Ruoppolo, Mario Tombolini, Rosaria Turchetta, Marco de Vincentiis
Microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) is an idiopathic autoimmune disease characterized by systemic vasculitis. The disease predominantly affects small-calibre blood vessels and is associated with the presence of antineutrophil cytoplasmic autoantibodies (ANCA). Microscopic polyangiitis was considered to be a disease entity by Savage et al. in 1985. Microscopic polyangiitis has a reported low incidence and a slight male predominance. The aetiology of MPA remains unknown. There is, however, increased evidence that MPA is an autoimmune disease in which ANCAs, particularly those reacting with MPO, are pathogenic...
September 2015: Autoimmunity Reviews
Tingting Wang, Hanhan Huang, Yao Zhang, Xia Li, Hongfa Li, Qianqian Jiang, Wenyuan Gao
Nine Lilium samples (belong to 6 different cultivars with different maturity stage) were qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed of total phenolics (TP), total flavonoids (TF), total saponins (TS), total carbohydrates (TC, polysaccharides), and soluble proteins contents (SP), and the monomeric components were quantified utilizing high-performance liquid chromatography with photodiode array detector (HPLC-PAD) associated with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (HPLC-MS). Antioxidant activity (reducing power and DPPH radical scavenging activity), anti-inflammatory (xylene-induced mouse ear edema detumescent assay and carrageenan-induced mouse paw edema detumescent assay), and sedative-hypnotic capacities (sodium pentobarbital-induced sleep assay) were comparatively evaluated in mouse model...
April 2015: Journal of Food Science
Ali Tavakoli Kashani, Rahim Rabieyan, Mohammad Mehdi Besharati
INTRODUCTION: Motorcycle passengers comprise a considerable proportion of traffic crash victims. During a 5 year period (2006-2010) in Iran, an average of 3.4 pillion passengers are killed daily due to motorcycle crashes. This study investigated the main factors influencing crash severity of this group of road users. METHOD: The Classification and Regression Trees (CART) method was employed to analyze the injury severity of pillion passengers in Iran over a 4 y ear period (2009-2012)...
December 2014: Journal of Safety Research
Yanli Ju, Hongwei Zhang, Miaoling Chen, Xu Chi, Wei Lan, Honglei Zhang, Jingfang Mo, Ng Yuen Yung
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of auricular stimulation in cavum conchae on the glycemic control for patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Seventy-one cases were treated with auricular electrical stimulator in the cavum choncha for 30 min, once daily for consecutive 3 months. The changes on the fasting plasma glucose (FBG), 2-h postprandial blood glucose after a 75 g oral glucose load (P2BG), glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), serum creatinine (SCr), total cholesterol (TC) and aspartate transaminase (AST) were compared before and after the treatment...
October 2014: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
Anne Y Oh, Ashutosh Kacker
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Development and utilization of electronic cigarettes (ECs) resulted from the search for healthier alternatives to conventional tobacco cigarettes (TCs) and the search for alternative methods for quitting TCs. This review compares the potential disease burden presented by TC smoke to that of EC vapor. METHODS: Potential disease burden of EC vapor versus TC smoke was assessed by reviewing clinical studies that measured inhaled components. Chemicals and carcinogens produced by vapor versus smoke were compared...
December 2014: Laryngoscope
Gongxin Li, Luzhao Wang, Peng Liu, Zhibo Wen, Fanheng Huang, Liheng Chen, Xin Zhao, Lin Lin, Yijun Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of Ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (USPIO-MRA) combined with interleukin-6 (IL-6) and IL-10 detection for detecting atherosclerotic plaques in rabbits. METHODS: Twenty-four normal male rabbits were randomly assigned (n=8) into group A with atherosclerosis induced by damaging the aortic tunica intima with Foley's tube in combination with a high fat diet, group B with a high fat diet, and group C without any intervention...
August 2014: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
Laura Ezquerra-Herrando, Eduardo Corella-Abenia, José María Zamora-Rodríguez, Jorge Albareda-Albareda, Javier Banzo-Marraco
BACKGROUND: frostbite is defined as the damage sustained by tissues while subject to temperatures below their freezing point. The severity of tissue damage is variable, but frequently can result in amputation. Early surgical debridement is contraindicated in almost all patients because it can take weeks for definitive demarcation of non-viable tissues to occur. Bone scan is indicted in the evaluation of frostbite injuries and helps to establish the prognosis early. CLINICAL CASE: a 42 year old man suffered frostbite injury in the fingers and toes after more than 24 hours at 8,000 meters of altitude...
July 2013: Cirugia y Cirujanos
Shan Wu, Ling-Ling Wang, Hai-Hong Cai, Wen Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To observe effects of mild moxibustion and lovastatin on immunologic function in rabbits with chronic hyperlipidaemia and atherosclerosis (AS) to initially explain regulating rules of mild moxibustion on immunologic function. METHODS: Among thirty-two Japanese male big-ear rabbits, 8 rabbits were randomly selec ted as a blank group, the rest 24 rabbits were fed with method of endothelial injury and high-fat diet to establish AS model. The blank group was raised with normal diet and free water...
February 2014: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Hai-Hong Cai, Ling-Ling Wang, Jin-Feng Jiang, Shan Wu, Wen Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To explore effects and action mechanism of warm moxibustion on regulation of blood lipids and anti-atherosclerosis. METHODS: Forty-one male Japanese big-ear white rabbits were randomly divided into a blank group (10 rabbits), a model group (10 rabbits), a moxibustion group (10 rabbits) and a medication group (11 rabbits). Normal diet was applied in the blank group while high-cholesterol diet combined with injection of bovine serum albumin were applied in the rest groups to establish rabbit model of atherosclerosis...
January 2014: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
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