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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350484/variability-in-radiation-dose-from-repeat-identical-ct-examinations-longitudinal-analysis-of-2851-patients-undergoing-12-635-thoracoabdominal-ct-scans-in-an-academic-health-system
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Achille Mileto, Rendon C Nelson, Douglas G Larson, Ehsan Samei, Joshua M Wilson, Olav Christianson, Daniele Marin, Daniel T Boll
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to conduct longitudinal analyses of radiation dose data from adult patients undergoing clinically indicated, repeat identical thoracoabdominal CT examinations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Radiation dose data were electronically collected from 2851 subjects undergoing 12,635 repeat identical CT scans (mean number of scans per patient, 4.8; range, 2-33) in one health system. Included CT protocols were chest-abdomen-pelvis with contrast administration (n = 4621 CT studies of 1064 patients), abdomen-pelvis with contrast administration (n = 876 CT studies of 261 patients), renal stone (n = 1053 CT studies of 380 patients), and chest (n = 6085 CT studies of 1146 patients) without contrast administration...
March 28, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340158/maintenance-therapy-is-associated-with-better-long-term-outcomes-in-adult-patients-with-primary-angiitis-of-the-central-nervous-system
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Hubert de Boysson, Jean-Jacques Parienti, Caroline Arquizan, Grégoire Boulouis, Nicolas Gaillard, Alexis Régent, Antoine Néel, Olivier Detante, Emanuel Touzé, Achille Aouba, Boris Bienvenu, Loïc Guillevin, Olivier Naggara, Mathieu Zuber, Christian Pagnoux
Objective.: We aimed to analyse the effect of maintenance therapy after induction on the outcomes of adult patients with primary angiitis of the CNS (PACNS). Methods.: We analysed long-term outcomes (relapse, survival and functional status) of patients enrolled in the French multicentre PACNS cohort who achieved remission after induction treatment and with ⩾12 months' follow-up, according to whether or not they received maintenance therapy. Good outcome was defined as relapse-free survival and good functional status (modified Rankin scale ⩽ 2) at last follow-up...
March 17, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338382/does-foot-anthropometry-predict-metabolic-cost-during-running
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Herman van Werkhoven, Stephen J Piazza
Several recent investigations have linked running economy to heel length, with shorter heels being associated with less metabolic energy consumption. It has been hypothesized that shorter heels require larger plantarflexor muscle forces, thus increasing tendon energy storage and reducing metabolic cost. The goal of this study was to investigate this possible mechanism for metabolic cost reduction. Fifteen male subjects ran at 16 km·h(-1) on a treadmill and subsequently on a force-plate instrumented runway...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Applied Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336820/an-advanced-glycation-endproduct-age-rich-diet-promotes-accumulation-of-ages-in-achilles-tendon
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Dorthe Skovgaard, Rene B Svensson, Jean Scheijen, Pernilla Eliasson, Pernille Mogensen, Anne Mette F Hag, Michael Kjær, Casper G Schalkwijk, Peter Schjerling, Stig P Magnusson, Christian Couppé
Advanced Glycation Endproducts (AGEs) accumulate in long-lived tissue proteins like collagen in bone and tendon causing modification of the biomechanical properties. This has been hypothesized to raise the risk of orthopedic injury such as bone fractures and tendon ruptures. We evaluated the relationship between AGE content in the diet and accumulation of AGEs in weight-bearing animal Achilles tendon. Two groups of mice (C57BL/6Ntac) were fed with either high-fat diet low in AGEs high-fat diet (HFD) (n = 14) or normal diet high in AGEs (ND) (n = 11)...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330495/building-a-global-schistosomiasis-alliance-an-opportunity-to-join-forces-to-fight-inequality-and-rural-poverty
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Lorenzo Savioli, Marco Albonico, Daniel G Colley, Rodrigo Correa-Oliveira, Alan Fenwick, Will Green, Narcis Kabatereine, Achille Kabore, Naftale Katz, Katharina Klohe, Philip T LoVerde, David Rollinson, J Russell Stothard, Louis-Albert Tchuem Tchuenté, Johannes Waltz, Xiao-Nong Zhou
Schistosomiasis, one of the 17 neglected tropical diseases listed by the World Health Organization, presents a substantial public health and economic burden. Of the 261 million people requiring preventive chemotherapy for schistosomiasis in 2013, 92% of them lived in sub-Saharan Africa and only 12.7% received preventive chemotherapy. Moreover, in 2010, the WHO reported that schistosomiasis mortality could be as high as 280 000 per year in Africa alone.In May 2012 delegates to the sixty-fifth World Health Assembly adopted resolution WHA65...
March 23, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326567/both-standing-and-postural-threat-decrease-achilles-tendon-reflex-inhibition-from-tendon-electrical-stimulation
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Brian C Horslen, J Timothy Inglis, Jean-Sébastien Blouin, Mark G Carpenter
Golgi tendon organ Ib reflexes are thought to contribute to standing balance control, but it is unknown if they are modulated when people are exposed to a postural threat. We used a novel application of tendon electrical stimulation (TStim) to elicit Ib inhibitory reflexes in the medial gastrocnemius, while actively engaged in upright standing balance, to examine a) how Ib reflexes to TStim are influenced by upright stance, and b) the effects of height-induced postural threat on Ib reflexes during standing...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322528/-effetti-sanitari-delle-sabbie-sahariane-in-sicilia
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Matteo Renzi, Massimo Stafoggia, Achille Cernigliaro, Roberta Calzolari, Giuseppe Madonia, Salvatore Scondotto, Francesco Forastiere
"OBJECTIVES: to investigate the increase of PM10 during Saharan dust outbreaks with adverse health effects in Sicily (Southern Italy), the largest Mediterranean Island. DESIGN: pooled analyses of time series with Poisson regression models to estimate the association between PM10 from different sources (desert and non-desert) and different outcomes. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: the four largest cities of Sicily (Palermo, Catania, Syracuse, and Messina) and three macroareas (North- East, South, and West) Sicily was divided into...
January 2017: Epidemiologia e Prevenzione
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322498/novel-compound-heterozygous-mutations-in-bcs1l-gene-causing-bjornstad-syndrome-in-two-siblings
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Mariateresa Falco, Annamaria Franzè, Sandra Iossa, Luigia De Falco, Antonella Gambale, Elio Marciano, Achille Iolascon
Bjornstad syndrome is a rare condition characterized by pili torti and sensorineural hearing loss associated with pathological variations in BCS1L. Mutations in this gene are also associated with the more severe complex III deficiency and GRACILE syndrome. We report the first Italian patients with Bjornstad syndrome, two siblings with pili torti and sensorineural hearing loss, in whom we detected two novel compound heterozygous mutations in BCS1L. A thorough clinical evaluation did not reveal any features consistent with complex III deficiency or GRACILE syndrome...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321341/singleton-merten-syndrome-a-rare-cause-of-early-onset-aortic-stenosis
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Harshavardhan Ghadiam, Sudhir Mungee
Singleton Merten syndrome (SMS) is a rare autosomal dominant genetic disorder with variable expression. Its characteristic features include abnormal aortic calcification, abnormal ossification of extremities, and dental anomalies. We present a young man with dyspnea who was noted to have aortic stenosis in the background of glaucoma, psoriasis, dental anomalies, hand and foot deformities, Achilles tendinitis, osteopenia, and nephrolithiasis. The conglomeration of features led to the diagnosis of SMS. His mother had a very similar phenotype...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320962/genetic-disruption-of-oncogenic-kras-sensitizes-lung-cancer-cells-to-fas-receptor-mediated-apoptosis
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Haiwei Mou, Jill Moore, Sunil K Malonia, Yingxiang Li, Deniz M Ozata, Soren Hough, Chun-Qing Song, Jordan L Smith, Andrew Fischer, Zhiping Weng, Michael R Green, Wen Xue
Genetic lesions that activate KRAS account for ∼30% of the 1.6 million annual cases of lung cancer. Despite clinical need, KRAS is still undruggable using traditional small-molecule drugs/inhibitors. When oncogenic Kras is suppressed by RNA interference, tumors initially regress but eventually recur and proliferate despite suppression of Kras Here, we show that tumor cells can survive knockout of oncogenic Kras, indicating the existence of Kras-independent survival pathways. Thus, even if clinical KRAS inhibitors were available, resistance would remain an obstacle to treatment...
March 20, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319094/targeting-c-fos-and-dusp1-abrogates-intrinsic-resistance-to-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitor-therapy-in-bcr-abl-induced-leukemia
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Meenu Kesarwani, Zachary Kincaid, Ahmed Gomaa, Erika Huber, Sara Rohrabaugh, Zain Siddiqui, Muhammad F Bouso, Tahir Latif, Ming Xu, Kakajan Komurov, James C Mulloy, Jose A Cancelas, H Leighton Grimes, Mohammad Azam
Tyrosine-kinase inhibitor (TKI) therapy for human cancers is not curative, and relapse occurs owing to the continued presence of tumor cells, referred to as minimal residual disease (MRD). The survival of MRD stem or progenitor cells in the absence of oncogenic kinase signaling, a phenomenon referred to as intrinsic resistance, depends on diverse growth factors. Here we report that oncogenic kinase and growth-factor signaling converge to induce the expression of the signaling proteins FBJ osteosarcoma oncogene (c-FOS, encoded by Fos) and dual-specificity phosphatase 1 (DUSP1)...
March 20, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318605/achilles-tendon-moment-arm-length-is-smaller-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-than-in-typically-developing-children
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Barbara M Kalkman, Lynn Bar-On, Francesco Cenni, Constantinos N Maganaris, Alfie Bass, Gill Holmes, Kaat Desloovere, Gabor J Barton, Thomas D O'Brien
When studying muscle and whole-body function in children with cerebral palsy (CP), knowledge about both internal and external moment arms is essential since they determine the mechanical advantage of a muscle over an external force. Here we asked if Achilles tendon moment arm (MAAT) length is different in children with CP and age-matched typically developing (TD) children, and if MAAT can be predicted from anthropometric measurements. Sixteen children with CP (age: 10y 7m±3y, 7 hemiplegia, 12 diplegia, GMFCS level: I (11) and II (8)) and twenty TD children (age: 10y 6m±3y) participated in this case-control study...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318066/three-dimensional-ultrashort-echo-time-cones-t1%C3%AF-3d-ute-cones-t1%C3%AF-imaging
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Ya-Jun Ma, Michael Carl, Hongda Shao, Anthony S Tadros, Eric Y Chang, Jiang Du
We report a novel three-dimensional (3D) ultrashort echo time (UTE) sequence employing Cones trajectory and T1ρ preparation (UTE-Cones-T1ρ ) for quantitative T1ρ assessment of short T2 tissues in the musculoskeletal system. A basic 3D UTE-Cones sequence was combined with a spin-locking preparation pulse for T1ρ contrast. A relatively short TR was used to decrease the scan time, which required T1 measurement and compensation using 3D UTE-Cones data acquisitions with variable TRs. Another strategy to reduce the total scan time was to acquire multiple Cones spokes (Nsp ) after each T1ρ preparation and fat saturation...
March 20, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316443/low-density-lipoprotein-apheresis-in-a-pediatric-patient-of-familial-hypercholesterolemia-primi-experientia-from-a-tertiary-care-center-in-north-india
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Kanchan Dogra, Alpesh Goyal, Rajesh Khadgawat, Yashdeep Gupta, Diptiranjan Rout, Parag Prabhakar Fulzele, Rahul Chaurasia, Poonam Coshic, Kabita Chatterjee
Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is an autosomal dominant disorder due to mutation of apolipoprotein-B receptor gene causing severe dyslipidemia. Lifestyle modification and medical treatment attenuate the disease progression, but as these fail to control the blood cholesterol levels, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) apheresis comes forth as a treatment option. To the best of our knowledge, the following is the very first case of pediatric FH being treated by LDL-apheresis to be reported from India. A severely malnourished female child presented with yellowish skin lesions over different parts of the body, viz...
January 2017: Asian Journal of Transfusion Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314107/graft-site-morbidity-in-elbow-ligament-reconstruction-procedures-a-systematic-review
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Noortje C Hagemeijer, Femke M A P Claessen, Roel de Haan, Roeland Riedijk, Denise E Eygendaal, Michel P van den Bekerom
BACKGROUND: It is unclear which tendon harvest for ulnar or lateral collateral ligament reconstruction has the lowest graft site morbidity rate. PURPOSES: To obtain graft site morbidity rates after tendon harvest for ulnar and lateral collateral ligament reconstruction procedures. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review/Meta-analysis. METHODS: Studies were eligible if (1) patients had undergone elbow ligament reconstruction procedures; (2) original data for at least 5 patients were available; (3) the article was written in English, German, or Dutch; (4) a full-text article was available; and (5) information about graft site morbidity was available...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301883/-the-vulnerable-heel-of-achilles-intratendinous-abscess-following-a-cat-bite
#16
David Merschin, Axel Ekkernkamp, Julia Seifert
An 83-year-old patient suffered a cat bite dorsally to the Achilles tendon. In the further course, he developed an isolated intratendinous abscess of the Achilles tendon, which was surgically revised twice and subsequently healed with antibiotic treatment. In Germany, about 40,000 bite injuries of different origins occur annually. Most of these injuries are cat or dog bites, while human bites are rare. Although the course is often complicated, there are no standard recommendations for treatment. An intratendinous abscess after animal bite injury has not been described in the literature as yet...
March 16, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301205/intratendon-delivery-of-leukocyte-poor-platelet-rich-plasma-improves-healing-compared-with-leukocyte-rich-platelet-rich-plasma-in-a-rabbit-achilles-tendinopathy-model
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Ruijian Yan, Yanjia Gu, Jisheng Ran, Yejun Hu, Zefeng Zheng, Mengfeng Zeng, Boonchin Heng, Xiao Chen, Zi Yin, Weishan Chen, Weiliang Shen, Hongwei Ouyang
BACKGROUND: Chronic tendinopathy is a commonly occurring clinical problem that affects both athletes and inactive middle-aged patients. Although some studies have shown that different platelet-rich plasma (PRP) preparations could exert various therapeutic effects in vitro, the role of leukocytes in PRP has not yet been defined under tendinopathy conditions in vivo. PURPOSE: This study compared the effects of the intratendon delivery of leukocyte-poor PRP (Lp-PRP) versus leukocyte-rich PRP (Lr-PRP) in a rabbit chronic tendinopathy model in vivo...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300874/amniotic-membrane-as-an-option-for-treatment-of-acute-achilles-tendon-injury-in-rats
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Mariana de Castro Nicodemo, Lia Renó das Neves, Josafá Carvalho Aguiar, Flaviane de Souza Brito, Isabelle Ferreira, Luciana Barros Sant'Anna, Leandro José Raniero, Rodrigo Álvaro Lopes Martins, Paulo Roxo Barja, Emilia Angela Lo Schiavo Arisawa
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of human amniotic membrane (hAM) fragment on inflammatory response, proliferation of fibroblast and organization of collagen fibers in injured tendon. METHODS: Sixty rats were divided into 3 groups: C - surgical procedures without tendon lesion and with simulation of hAM application; I - surgical procedures, tendon injury and simulation of hAM application; T - surgical procedures, tendon injury and hAM application. These groups were subdivided into four experimental times (3, 7, 14 and 28 days)...
February 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299842/electroacupuncture-promotes-cns-dependent-release-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Tatiana E Salazar, Matthew R Richardson, Eleni Beli, Matthew S Ripsch, John George, Youngsook Kim, Yaqian Duan, Leni Moldovan, Yuanqing Yan, Ashay Bhatwadekar, Vaishnavi Jadhav, Jared A Smith, Susan McGorray, Alicia L Bertone, Dmitri O Traktuev, Keith L March, Luis M Colon-Perez, Keith Avin, Emily Sims, Julie A Mund, Jamie Case, Shaolin Deng, Min Su Kim, Bruce McDavitt, Michael E Boulton, Jeffrey Thinschmidt, Sergio Li Calzi, Stephanie D Fitz, Robyn K Fuchs, Stuart J Warden, Todd McKinley, Anantha Shekhar, Marcelo Febo, Phillip L Johnson, Lung Ji Chang, Zhanguo Gao, Mikhail G Kolonin, Song Lai, Jinfeng Ma, Xinzhong Dong, Fletcher A White, Huisheng Xie, Mervin C Yoder, Maria B Grant
Electro-acupuncture (EA) performed in rats and humans using front-limb acupuncture sites, LI-4 and LI-11, and Du-14 and Du-20 increased functional connectivity between the anterior hypothalamus and the amygdala and mobilized mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) into the systemic circulation. In human subjects, the source of the MSC was found to be primarily adipose tissue whereas in rodents the tissue sources were considered more heterogeneous. Pharmacological disinhibition of rat hypothalamus enhanced sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activation and similarly resulted in a release of MSC into the circulation...
March 16, 2017: Stem Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299456/interlocking-horizontal-mattress-suture-versus-kakiuchi-technique-in-repair-of-achilles-tendon-rupture-a-biomechanical-study
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Matteo Guzzini, Riccardo Maria Lanzetti, Lorenzo Proietti, Daniele Mazza, Mattia Fabbri, Edoardo Monaco, Germano Ferri, Andrea Ferretti
BACKGROUND: In recent years, the type of surgical treatment for Achilles tendon rupture has been the subject of controversial debate. This biomechanical study evaluates for the first time in literature the ultimate failure load (UFL) of interlocking horizontal mattress (IHM) suture as compared with Kakiuchi suture in Achilles tendon rupture. The hypothesis is that IHM suture can be performed also for Achilles tendon rupture and ensures higher resistance compared with the traditional Kakiuchi suture...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Official Journal of the Italian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
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