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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070671/complement-regulatory-protein-factor-h-is-a-soluble-prion-receptor-that-potentiates-peripheral-prion-pathogenesis
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Sarah J Kane, Taylor K Farley, Elizabeth O Gordon, Joshua Estep, Heather R Bender, Julie A Moreno, Jason Bartz, Glenn C Telling, Matthew C Pickering, Mark D Zabel
Several complement proteins exacerbate prion disease, including C3, C1q, and CD21/35. These proteins of the complement cascade likely increase uptake, trafficking, and retention of prions in the lymphoreticular system, hallmark sites of early prion propagation. Complement regulatory protein factor H (fH) binds modified host proteins and lipids to prevent C3b deposition and, thus, autoimmune cell lysis. Previous reports show that fH binds various conformations of the cellular prion protein, leading us to question the role of fH in prion disease...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021655/robot-assisted-retroperitoneal-lymph-node-dissection-feasibility-and-outcome-in-postchemotherapy-residual-mass-in-testicular-cancer
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Amitabh Singh, Smaranjit Chatterjee, Prashant Bansal, Abhishek Bansal, Sudhir Rawal
INTRODUCTION: We aimed to evaluate the surgical feasibility, complication, and oncological outcome of robot-assisted retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RA-RPLND) in patients of testicular tumor with postchemotherapy residual retroperitoneal mass. METHODS: A total of 13 patients underwent RA-RPLND between January 2012 and September 2016 at our institute. A study was started on December 2015, so data were collected retrospectively and prospectively regarding patient demography, tumor characteristics, surgical, pathological outcome, and oncological outcome...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019760/mr-lymphangiography-in-children-technique-and-potential-applications
#3
Govind B Chavhan, Joao G Amaral, Michael Temple, Maxim Itkin
The lymphatic system, an important component of the circulatory system with essential physiologic functions, can be affected by various disease processes. There has been a delay in the development of effective imaging methods for the lymphatic system due to its small size, which limits visualization as well as introduction of contrast material. Traditionally, the lymphatic system has been imaged by injecting contrast material or radiotracers into the feet or hands. This is not sufficient for assessment of the central conducting lymphatics (CCLs) (such as the thoracic duct or the cisterna chyli)...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956103/pediatric-lymphangiography-thoracic-duct-embolization-and-thoracic-duct-disruption-a-single-institution-experience-in-11-children-with-chylothorax
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Bill S Majdalany, Wael A Saad, Jeffrey Forris Beecham Chick, Minhaj S Khaja, Kyle J Cooper, Ravi N Srinivasa
BACKGROUND: Interventional radiology treatment of chylothorax is well described in adults, with high technical and clinical success that decreases patient morbidity and mortality. However there is limited experience in children. OBJECTIVE: To report the technical and clinical success of lymphangiography, thoracic duct embolization and thoracic duct disruption in the pediatric population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 11 pediatric patients (7 boys, 4 girls; median weight 6...
September 28, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937368/human-immunodeficiency-virus-associated-cystic-lymphoid-hyperplasia-an-immunohistochemical-description
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Shabnum Meer, Shailen Dulabh
BACKGROUND: Cystic lymphoid hyperplasia (CLH) describes benign salivary lymphoepithelial cysts with a strong link to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The pathogenesis is related to ductal dilatation of entrapped salivary elements due to intranodal HIV-associated atypical lymphoid hyperplasia. Very little is known about the immunophenotypic profile of this entity. AIM: This study aims to describe the immunopathological features of a series of CLH cases in HIV-positive patients to clarify the etiopathogenesis...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935473/use-of-sequential-pneumatic-compression-devices-to-facilitate-propagation-of-contrast-during-intranodal-lymphangiography
#6
Quinn C Meisinger, Sophia O'Brien, Maxim Itkin, Gregory J Nadolski
PURPOSE: To examine effects of lower extremity sequential compression devices (SCDs) on lymphatic transit during intranodal lymphangiography (IL) and thoracic duct interventions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of 19 SCD-assisted IL (IL-SCD) procedures was performed. The control group comprised 18 consecutive IL-guided procedures performed in the immediately preceding time period. For IL-SCD procedures, SCDs were placed onto patients' calves before sterile preparation...
November 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835993/metastatic-and-non-metastatic-lymph-nodes-quantification-and-different-distribution-of-iodine-uptake-assessed-by-dual-energy-ct
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Stefania Rizzo, Davide Radice, Marco Femia, Paolo De Marco, Daniela Origgi, Lorenzo Preda, Massimo Barberis, Raffaella Vigorito, Giovanni Mauri, Alberto Mauro, Massimo Bellomi
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate quantification of iodine uptake in metastatic and non-metastatic lymph nodes (LNs) by dual-energy CT (DECT) and to assess if the distribution of iodine within LNs at DECT correlates with the pathological structure. METHODS: Ninety LNs from 37 patients (23 with lung and 14 with gynaecological malignancies) were retrospectively selected. Information of LNs sent for statistical analysis included Hounsfield units (HU) at different energy levels; decomposition material densities fat-iodine, iodine-fat, iodine-water, water-iodine...
August 23, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807994/a-novel-computational-model-predicts-key-regulators-of-chemokine-gradient-formation-in-lymph-nodes-and-site-specific-roles-for-ccl19-and-ackr4
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Mohammad Jafarnejad, David C Zawieja, Bindi S Brook, Robert J B Nibbs, James E Moore
The chemokine receptor CCR7 drives leukocyte migration into and within lymph nodes (LNs). It is activated by chemokines CCL19 and CCL21, which are scavenged by the atypical chemokine receptor ACKR4. CCR7-dependent navigation is determined by the distribution of extracellular CCL19 and CCL21, which form concentration gradients at specific microanatomical locations. The mechanisms underpinning the establishment and regulation of these gradients are poorly understood. In this article, we have incorporated multiple biochemical processes describing the CCL19-CCL21-CCR7-ACKR4 network into our model of LN fluid flow to establish a computational model to investigate intranodal chemokine gradients...
October 1, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747516/redundant-and-diverse-intranodal-pacemakers-and-conduction-pathways-protect-the-human-sinoatrial-node-from-failure
#9
Ning Li, Brian J Hansen, Thomas A Csepe, Jichao Zhao, Anthony J Ignozzi, Lidiya V Sul, Stanislav O Zakharkin, Anuradha Kalyanasundaram, Jonathan P Davis, Brandon J Biesiadecki, Ahmet Kilic, Paul M L Janssen, Peter J Mohler, Raul Weiss, John D Hummel, Vadim V Fedorov
The human sinoatrial node (SAN) efficiently maintains heart rhythm even under adverse conditions. However, the specific mechanisms involved in the human SAN's ability to prevent rhythm failure, also referred to as its robustness, are unknown. Challenges exist because the three-dimensional (3D) intramural structure of the human SAN differs from well-studied animal models, and clinical electrode recordings are limited to only surface atrial activation. Hence, to innovate the translational study of human SAN structural and functional robustness, we integrated intramural optical mapping, 3D histology reconstruction, and molecular mapping of the ex vivo human heart...
July 26, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642759/biodistribution-and-efficacy-of-human-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-following-intranodal-administration-in-experimental-colitis
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Mercedes Lopez-Santalla, Pablo Mancheño-Corvo, Amelia Escolano, Ramon Menta, Olga DelaRosa, Jose Luis Abad, Dirk Büscher, Juan M Redondo, Juan A Bueren, Wilfried Dalemans, Eleuterio Lombardo, Marina I Garin
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have a large potential in cell therapy for treatment of inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, thanks to their immunomodulatory properties. The encouraging results in animal models have initiated the translation of MSC therapy to clinical trials. In cell therapy protocols with MSCs, administered intravenously, several studies have shown that a small proportion of infused MSCs can traffic to the draining lymph nodes (LNs). This is accompanied with an increase of different types of regulatory immune cells in the LNs, suggesting the importance of migration of MSCs to the LNs in order to contribute to immunomodulatory response...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599688/usefulness-of-hemodynamically-distribution-of-intranodal-vessels-in-differentiating-metastatic-neck-lymph-nodes-value-of-color-doppler-and-spectral-wave-sonogram
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Uzma Mumtaz, Ahmed Farhan, Muhammad Amjad Chaudhry, Madiha Mumtaz
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic assessment of enlarged lymph nodes, based on its perfusion pattern by taking tissue diagnosis as gold standard. STUDY DESIGN: Analytical study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Departments of Radiology and Pathology, PIMS Hospital, Islamabad, from February to May 2016. METHODOLOGY: Color sonography of patients with clinically, palpable cervical lymph nodes were carried by senior trainee under the supervision of senior radiologist...
May 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551624/immunoregulatory-function-of-lymphatic-endothelial-cells-in-tumor-draining-lymph-nodes-of-human-gastric-cancer
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Mao Tokumoto, Hiroaki Tanaka, Yukie Tauchi, Tatsuro Tamura, Takahiro Toyokawa, Kenjiro Kimura, Kazuya Muguruma, Masakazu Yashiro, Kiyoshi Maeda, Kosei Hirakawa, Masaichi Ohira
BACKGROUND/AIM: Lymph node metastasis is the most important prognostic factor for patients with gastric cancer. Increasing evidence suggests that lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) regulate immune responses. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of LECs on the activation of CD4(+) T cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the impact of cancer cells on the phenotype and production of cytokines of LECs derived from tumor-draining lymph nodes. RESULTS: We showed that LECs inhibited CD4(+) T cell production of cytokines, such as IL-2, IL-10, and INF-γ...
June 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549004/efficiency-of-b-mode-ultrasound-and-strain-elastography-in-differentiating-between-benign-and-malignant-cervical-lymph-nodes
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Eser Turgut, Cetin Celenk, Asli Tanrivermis Sayit, Tumay Bekci, Hediye Pinar Gunbey, Kerim Aslan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and efficiency of ultrasonography (US), especially when combined with strain elastography (SE), in differentiating between benign and malignant cervical lymph nodes (LNs). METHODS: Forty-one LNs were examined by B-mode US, power Doppler US, and SE. The following imaging features were analyzed: shape, echogenicity, echogenic hilum, calcification, intranodal vascular pattern, elasticity scores (5 categories), and strain ratio...
September 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494978/post-operative-chylothorax-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Jill J Savla, Maxim Itkin, Joseph W Rossano, Yoav Dori
BACKGROUND: Post-operative chylothorax in patients with congenital heart disease is a challenging problem with substantial morbidity and mortality. Currently, the etiology of chylothorax is poorly understood and treatment options are limited. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to report lymphatic imaging findings, determine the mechanism of chylothorax after cardiac surgery, and analyze the outcomes of lymphatic embolization. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of 25 patients with congenital heart disease and post-operative chylothorax who presented for lymphatic imaging and intervention between July 2012 and August 2016...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484460/intralymphatic-administration-of-adipose-mesenchymal-stem-cells-reduces-the-severity-of-collagen-induced-experimental-arthritis
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Pablo Mancheño-Corvo, Mercedes Lopez-Santalla, Ramon Menta, Olga DelaRosa, Francisca Mulero, Borja Del Rio, Cristina Ramirez, Dirk Büscher, Juan A Bueren, Juan Lopez-Belmonte, Wilfried Dalemans, Marina I Garin, Eleuterio Lombardo
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are multipotent stromal cells with immunomodulatory properties. They have emerged as a very promising treatment for autoimmunity and inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Previous studies have demonstrated that MSCs, administered systemically, migrate to lymphoid tissues associated with the inflammatory site where functional MSC-induced immune cells with a regulatory phenotype were increased mediating the immunomodulatory effects of MSCs. These results suggest that homing of MSCs to the lymphatic system plays an important role in the mechanism of action of MSCs in vivo...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458819/mesenteric-intranodal-schwannoma-uncommon-case-of-neurogenic-benign-tumor
#16
Adrian Medina-Gallardo, Yuhamy Curbelo-Peña, Jose Molinero-Polo, Maria Saladich-Cubero, Xavier De Castro-Gutierrez, Helena Vallverdú-Cartie
Intranodal schawnomas are extremely rare. Just a few cases have been described before. Clinical presentation comprises not only symptomatic mass in several anatomical body parts, but also, they can be found during analysis of surgical specimens resected for other reasons. The report is based on the case of an 80-year-old patient who underwent to right hemicolectomy for an adenocarcinoma. The histopathologic analysis revealed one mesenteric intranodal schwannoma in the surgical specimen. The diagnosis was confirmed by immunohistochemistry with positive result for vimentin and S100 protein...
February 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417560/treatment-of-tumor-in-lymph-nodes-using-near-infrared-laser-light-activated-thermosensitive-liposome-encapsulated-doxorubicin-and-gold-nanorods
#17
Daisuke Matsuki, Oladipo Adewale, Sachiko Horie, Junnosuke Okajima, Atsuki Komiya, Oluwatobi Oluwafemi, Shigenao Maruyama, Shiro Mori, Tetsuya Kodama
Tumor metastasis to lymph nodes is an important contributory factor for cancer-related deaths despite recent developments in cancer therapy. In this study, we demonstrate that tumor in the proper axillary lymph node (PALN) of the mouse can be treated by the application of external laser light to trigger the unloading of doxorubicin (DOX) encapsulated in thermosensitive liposomes (TSLs) administered together with gold nanorods (GNRs). GNRs + DOX-TSLs were injected into a mouse lymph node containing cancer cells (malignant fibrous histiocytoma-like cells) and intranodal DOX release was activated using near-infrared (NIR) laser irradiation...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382389/ct-guided-intranodal-lymphangiography-for-postoperative-chylous-ascites
#18
Masanori Hirata, Atsuo Shimizu, Shoko Abe, Azusa Ichinose, Akira Sugiyama, Yusuke Tanino, Suguru Watanabe, Ryota Nakano, Yoshihiko Kato, Toshiyuki Miyahara, Yasuhiro Sumi, Hiroshi Nakano
The utility and minimal invasiveness of ultrasound-guided intranodal lymphangiography have already been reported by several researchers. Although ultrasound-guided intranodal lymphangiography is known to be not technically difficult in general, a patient's edematous groin due to hypoalbuminemia resulting from chylous ascites made it too challenging to detect and prick the lymph nodes precisely. This report describes a 71-year-old female with refractory chylous ascites due to an operation for an extrahepatic bile duct cancer, who was successfully treated by computed tomography (CT)-guided intranodal lymphangiography...
April 5, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315423/intranodal-meningothelial-proliferation-in-a-patient-with-cowden-syndrome-a-case-report
#19
Andrea Olofson, Jonathan Marotti, Laura J Tafe, Konstantinos Linos
Ectopic meningothelial proliferations are rare and can occur in a multitude of extracranial/spinal anatomic locations. Perineurioma is another uncommon entity that shares similar histological characteristics to those found in meningothelial proliferations. These include bland spindle cells with thin, bipolar nuclei; eosinophilic cytoplasm; and indistinct cell borders, arranged in short fascicles with whorl formation. Given their uncommon occurrence and shared histological and immunohistochemical features, their distinction can present a diagnostic challenge...
August 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258976/congenital-pulmonary-lymphangiectasia
#20
Shi-Min Yuan
Congenital pulmonary lymphangiectasia (CPL) is a rare but fatal disease, usually having an onset from the first few hours to days after birth. Inconsistent nomenclatures were used for CPL in the past decades. Patients often present with intractable respiratory failure, hydrops fetalis and even sudden death. The etiologies of CPL remain unclear. Previous hypotheses suggested that CPL might be caused by conditions preventing normal regression of the lymphatics after the 18th-20th week of gestation. Up-to-date biological studies on lymphatic development, lymphatic valve formation and occurrence of hydrops fetalis revealed possible causative relations with mutations of genes of the vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR), RAS/MAPK, PI3K/AKT and NF-κB signaling pathways...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
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