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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776456/pancreatitis-and-systemic-coronavirus-infection-in-a-ferret-mustela-putorius-furo
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Sarah E Wills, Hugues H Beaufrère, Brigitte A Brisson, Russell S Fraser, Dale A Smith
A 1-y-old spayed female ferret (Mustela putorius furo) was referred for additional diagnostic evaluation after physicalexamination by the referring veterinarian revealed a cranial abdominal mass. The ferret had a 2-wk history of inappetence,weight loss, and lethargy. On presentation, the ferret was thin, and an approximately 3-cm mass was palpable in the cranialabdomen. No other abnormalities were noted. Abdominal ultrasonography confirmed the presence of a soft-tissue structure, with a moderate blood supply and mesenteric lymphadenopathy...
May 18, 2018: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774650/outcomes-of-hyperglycemia-in-patients-with-and-without-diabetes-mellitus-hospitalized-for-infectious-diseases
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Amit Akirov, Talia Diker-Cohen, Hiba Masri-Iraqi, Hadar Duskin-Bitan, Ilan Shimon, Alexander Gorshtein
OBJECTIVE: Examine the prognostic implications of diabetes mellitus (DM) and the importance of glycemic control during hospitalization for infectious diseases. METHODS: Historical prospectively collected data of patients hospitalized between 2011-2013.Infection-related hospitalizations were classified according to site of infection. Median follow-up was 4.5 years. Outcome measures included in-hospital and end-of-follow-up mortality. RESULTS: The cohort included 8,051 patients (50% female, mean age ± SD, 68±20 years) with a primary diagnosis of an infectious disease...
May 17, 2018: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773338/taking-stock-a-systematic-review-of-archaeological-evidence-of-cancers-in-human-and-early-hominin-remains
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Kathryn J Hunt, Charlotte Roberts, Casey Kirkpatrick
This study summarizes data from 154 paleopathological studies documenting 272 archaeologically recovered individuals exhibiting skeletal or soft tissue evidence of cancer (malignant neoplastic disease) between 1.8 million years ago and 1900 CE. The paper reviews and summarizes the temporal, spatial and demographic distribution of the evidence and the methods used to provide the cancer diagnoses. Metastasis to bone is the most widely reported evidence (n = 161), followed by multiple myeloma (n = 55)...
May 14, 2018: International Journal of Paleopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773227/de1sign-of-synthetic-extracellular-matrices-for-probing-breast-cancer-cell-growth-using-robust-cyctocompatible-nucleophilic-thiol-yne-addition-chemistry
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Laura J Macdougall, Katherine L Wiley, April M Kloxin, Andrew P Dove
Controlled, three-dimensional (3D) cell culture systems are of growing interest for both tissue regeneration and disease, including cancer, enabling hypothesis testing about the effects of microenvironment cues on a variety of cellular processes, including aspects of disease progression. In this work, we encapsulate and culture in three dimensions different cancer cell lines in a synthetic extracellular matrix (ECM), using mild and efficient chemistry. Specifically, harnessing the nucleophilic addition of thiols to activated alkynes, we have created hydrogel-based materials with multifunctional poly(ethylene glycol) (PEG) and select biomimetic peptides...
May 7, 2018: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769634/in-vitro-generation-of-panton-valentine-leukocidin-pvl-in-clinical-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-and-its-correlation-with-pvl-variant-clonal-complex-infection-type
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Chuanling Zhang, Yuanyu Guo, Xu Chu
The amount of Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL) is diverse among Staphylococcus aureus isolates from different geographical regions, and its significance in some infections is disputed. However, data concerning this information in China are limited. Fifty-one lukSF-PV+ methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) isolates gathered from varying infections were used for PVL production using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, and the quantity was analyzed in correlation with PVL isoform, genetic background of the isolate, and disease category...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768052/options-for-treating-different-soft-tissue-sarcoma-subtypes
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Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Delphine Serre, Peter Reichardt, Javier Martín-Broto, Sebastian Bauer
Management of soft tissue sarcoma is increasingly subtype-dependent. Surgery is recommended for uterine leiomyosarcoma, with trabectedin being the preferred option for advanced disease when the treatment goal is long-term tumor stabilization. Liposarcoma subgroups are characterized by distinctive morphologies and genetics, different patterns of disease progression and clinical behavior, and variable responses to treatment. Genetic analysis of sarcomas has provided insights into pathogenesis with potential for developing new molecular targets...
May 2018: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764474/acute-blindness-as-a-presenting-sign-of-childhood-endemic-burkitt-s-lymphoma-in-cameroon-a-case-report
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Brice N Vofo, Gaelle V F Ngankam, Calypse A Ngwasiri, Jeannine A Atem, Leopold N Aminde
BACKGROUND: Endemic Burkitt's lymphoma is found predominantly in malaria holoendemic zones, typically in the tropical rain forest of Africa. It usually presents as an extra-nodal tumour in children and young adults with predilection for jaws and soft tissues of the abdomen. Clinical features depend on the primary tumour site, extent of the disease and histologic subtype. Acute blindness as a presentation sign is rare. CASE PRESENTATION: A 13 year old African female presented to our facility with a 3 week history of painful abdominal distention, and loss of vision of the left eye...
May 16, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764408/congenital-rhabdomyosarcoma-a-different-clinical-presentation-in-two-cases
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Ida Russo, Virginia Di Paolo, Carmelo Gurnari, Angela Mastronuzzi, Francesca Del Bufalo, Pier Luigi Di Paolo, Angela Di Giannatale, Renata Boldrini, Giuseppe Maria Milano
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), one of the most common soft tissue sarcomas of childhood, is very rare in the neonatal period (0.4-2% of cases). In order to gain a deeper understanding of this disease at such age, patient and tumor features, as well as treatment modality and outcome need to be reported. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe two cases with congenital RMS treated at Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital between 2000 and 2016. They represent only 2.24% of all RMS patients diagnosed during that period in our Institution; this data is in agreement with the incidence reported in the literature...
May 15, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762195/functional-outcomes-and-complications-after-oncologic-reconstruction-of-the-proximal-humerus
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Sjoerd Nota, Teun Teunis, Joost Kortlever, Marco Ferrone, John Ready, Mark Gebhardt, Kevin Raskin, Francis Hornicek, Joseph Schwab, Santiago Lozano Calderon
BACKGROUND: No consensus exists on the best method of articular reconstruction in patients who require proximal humerus resection for the management of primary bone sarcomas, soft-tissue sarcomas extending into the bone, benign and locally aggressive primary bone tumors, and metastatic disease. METHODS: We identified patients from two institutions who underwent wide resection of the proximal humerus along with oncologic reconstruction using osteoarticular allografts (OAs), endoprostheses, or allograft-prosthesis composites...
June 1, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762186/decision-making-for-management-of-periimplant-diseases
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Khaled Sinjab, Carlos Garaicoa-Pazmino, Hom-Lay Wang
INTRODUCTION: Nonsurgical and surgical management of periimplant mucositis and periimplantitis have shown promising results in arresting periimplant marginal bone loss (MBL) and preventing implant loss. However, management of periimplant diseases still remains unpredictable for full reconstruction of lost tissues and completely arrests disease progression. The present study proposes a decision tree that compiles both clinical and radiographic presentation of failing implants to aid in the decision making for their management...
May 11, 2018: Implant Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759128/autoimmunity-mimics-infection-and-malignancy
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REVIEW
Jeffrey C Eickhoff, Angelique N Collamer
Musculoskeletal rheumatic syndromes are commonly encountered in the primary care setting. A plethora of commonly encountered and rare infectious agents can produce osteoarticular and soft tissue manifestations. Likewise, malignancies may manifest rheumatic symptoms via direct tumor invasion or paraneoplastic effects. Awareness of these diseases and their clinical risk factors should result in improved screening and earlier recognition and intervention, leading to improved long-term outcomes and overall patient care...
June 2018: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759125/common-soft-tissue-musculoskeletal-pain-disorders
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REVIEW
Matthew J Hubbard, Bernard A Hildebrand, Monica M Battafarano, Daniel F Battafarano
Soft tissue musculoskeletal pain disorders are common in the primary care setting. Early recognition and diagnosis of these syndromes minimizes patient pain and disability. This article gives a brief overview of the most common soft tissue musculoskeletal pain syndromes. The authors used a regional approach to organize the material, as providers will encounter these syndromes with complaints of pain referring to an anatomic location. The covered disorders include myofascial pain syndrome, rotator cuff tendinopathy, bicipital tendinopathy, subacromial bursitis, olecranon bursitis, epicondylitis, De Quervain disease, trigger finger, trochanteric bursitis, knee bursitis, pes anserine bursitis, Baker cyst, plantar fasciitis, and Achilles tendinopathy...
June 2018: Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758968/temperature-dependent-of-viscoelasticity-measurement-on-fat-emulsion-phantom-using-acoustic-radiation-force-elasticity-imaging-method
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Peng Xie, Mengke Wang, Yanrong Guo, Huiying Wen, Xin Chen, Siping Chen, Haoming Lin
During the past two decades, tissue elasticity has been extensively studied and has been used in clinical disease diagnosis. But biological soft tissues are viscoelastic in nature. Therefore, they should be simultaneously characterized in terms of elasticity and viscosity. In addition, the mechanical properties of soft tissues are temperature dependent. However, how the temperature influences the shear wave dispersion and the viscoelasticity of soft tissue are still unclear. The aim of this study is to compare viscoelasticity of fat emulsion phantom with different temperature using acoustic radiation force elasticity imaging method...
April 27, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757721/spectrum-of-extratesticular-and-testicular-pathologic-conditions-at-scrotal-mr-imaging
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Pardeep K Mittal, Ahmed S Abdalla, Argha Chatterjee, Deborah A Baumgarten, Peter A Harri, Jay Patel, Courtney C Moreno, Helena Gabriel, Frank H Miller
Diagnostic workup of scrotal lesions should begin with a complete clinical history and physical examination, including analysis of risk factors such as family history of testicular cancer, personal history of tumor in the contralateral testis, and cryptorchidism, followed by imaging. Scrotal ultrasonography (US) with a combination of gray-scale and color Doppler techniques has been the first-line imaging modality for evaluation of testicular and extratesticular lesions because of its low cost, wide availability, and high diagnostic accuracy...
May 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757583/what-immunological-defects-predispose-to-non-tuberculosis-mycobacterial-infections
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Esmaeil Mortaz, Milad Moloudizargari, Mohammad Varahram, Mehrnaz Movassaghi, Johan Garssen, Mehdi Kazempour Dizagie, Mehdi Mirsaeidi, Ian M Adcock
Nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are categorized as one of the large and diverse groups of environmental organisms which are abundant in water and soil.  NTM cause a variety of diseases in humans that mainly affect the lung. A predisposition to pulmonary NTM is evident in patients with parenchymal structural diseases including bronchiectasis, emphysema, tuberculosis (TB), cystic fibrosis (CF), rheumatologic lung diseases and other chronic diseases with pulmonary manifestations. Lung infections are not the only consequences of being infected by NTM as they can also infect skin and soft tissue and may also cause lymphadenitis (predominantly in young children) and disseminated disease in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients or those with severely compromised immune system...
April 2018: Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755686/transcriptome-based-individualized-therapy-of-refractory-pediatric-sarcomas-feasibility-tolerability-and-efficacy
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Bushra Weidenbusch, Günther H S Richter, Marie Sophie Kesper, Monika Guggemoos, Katja Gall, Carolin Prexler, Ilya Kazantsev, Alexandra Sipol, Lars Lindner, Michaela Nathrath, Olaf Witt, Katja Specht, Frigga Beitinger, Carolin Knebel, Stuart Hosie, Rüdiger von Eisenhardt-Rothe, Wilko Weichert, Irene Teichert-von Luettichau, Stefan Burdach
Survival rates of pediatric sarcoma patients stagnated during the last two decades, especially in adolescents and young adults (AYAs). Targeted therapies offer new options in refractory cases. Gene expression profiling provides a robust method to characterize the transcriptome of each patient's tumor and guide the choice of therapy. Twenty patients with refractory pediatric sarcomas (age 8-35 years) were assessed with array profiling: ten had Ewing sarcoma, five osteosarcoma, and five soft tissue sarcoma. Overexpressed genes and deregulated pathways were identified as actionable targets and an individualized combination of targeted therapies was recommended...
April 17, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755270/histiocytic-lesions-of-the-orbit-a-study-of-9-cases
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A Kaan Gündüz, Emine Temel
Purpose: To describe the clinical presentation, treatment, and outcome of patients with histiocytic lesions of the orbit. Methods: Retrospective study of 9 patients treated and followed up between October 2001 and January 2018. Results: Eight patients in our series were males and one patient was female. The mean age at presentation was 16.8 years (range, 1 to 42 years). All patients had unilateral disease. The most common presenting complaint was upper eyelid swelling in 8 of 9...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology: Official Journal of the Saudi Ophthalmological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755234/the-substantiation-of-the-elastic-viscoplastic-model-of-the-human-spine-for-modeling-the-correction-process-of-kyphoscoliotic-deformation
#18
Konstantin S Sergeev, Valery V Piven
Purpose: The relevance of the problem is caused by an increase in the number of spine-related diseases among children, including scoliosis. Currently, there are no methodologies for the treatment of scoliosis, which ensure an unambiguous positive result. The purpose of the article is to justify the spinal model as an elastic viscoplastic body for further mathematical modeling of the process of spine correction and search for its optimal conditions. Methodology: The leading approach to the study of this problem is the development of techniques for the surgical treatment of deformities of the vertebral column with the aid of an external fixation device for the spine, providing for a rigid connection of the elements of the apparatus with each other and with the spine...
January 2018: Journal of Craniovertebral Junction and Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753912/biomimetic-soft-fibrous-hydrogels-for-contractile-and-pharmacologically-responsive-smooth-muscle
#19
Yonghui Ding, Xin Xu, Sadhana Sharma, Michael Floren, Kurt Stenmark, Stephanie J Bryant, Corey P Neu, Wei Tan
The ability to assess changes in smooth muscle contractility and pharmacological responsiveness in normal or pathological-relevant vascular tissue environments is critical to enable vascular drug discovery. However, major challenges remain in both capturing the complexity of in vivo vascular remodeling and evaluating cell contractility in complex, tissue-like environments. Herein, we developed a biomimetic fibrous hydrogel with tunable structure, stiffness, and composition to resemble the native vascular tissue environment...
May 10, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753400/updates-on-the-mechanisms-and-the-care-of-cardiovascular-calcification-in-chronic-kidney-disease
#20
REVIEW
Lucie Hénaut, Jean-Marc Chillon, Saïd Kamel, Ziad A Massy
In chronic kidney disease (CKD), the progressive decrease in renal function leads to disturbances of mineral metabolism that generally cause secondary hyperparathyroidism. The increase in serum parathyroid hormone is associated with reduced serum calcium and calcitriol levels and/or increased serum fibroblast growth factor-23 and phosphate levels. The resulting CKD-associated disorder of mineral and bone metabolism is associated with various other metabolic dysregulations such as acidosis, malnutrition, inflammation, and accumulation of uremic toxins...
May 2018: Seminars in Nephrology
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