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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533930/early-onset-lyme-carditis-with-concurrent-disseminated-erythema-migrans
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Kinjan P Patel, Peter D Farjo, Joy J Juskowich, Ali Hama Amin, James D Mills
BACKGROUND: Lyme disease is an infection that is estimated to affect over 300,000 people in the United States annually. Typically, it presents with erythema migrans (EM), an annular rash at the site of tick attachment, within 3 to 30 days of inoculation. Untreated patients may progress to early disseminated disease. A further complication, Lyme carditis is rare but may occur several weeks later. It commonly manifests as a variable atrioventricular (AV) conduction block, with a high-grade AV block occurring in only 1% of untreated patients...
2017: American Journal of Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529270/pancreatic-abscess-in-a-cat-due-to-staphylococcus-aureus-infection
#2
Yuki Nemoto, Tomoya Haraguchi, Takako Shimokawa Miyama, Kosuke Kobayashi, Kaori Hama, Yosuke Kurogouchi, Noriyuki Fujiki, Kenji Baba, Masaru Okuda, Takuya Mizuno
A 16-year-old spayed female American Shorthair cat was presented with lethargy, anorexia, and wamble. Physical and blood examination did not reveal any remarkable findings. Abdominal ultrasonography identified the presence of a localized anechoic structure with a thick wall in contact with the small intestine and adjacent to the liver. Ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration of the structure revealed fluid containing numerous cocci and neutrophils. Two days after antibiotic treatment, exploratory laparotomy was performed and the content of the structure was removed before multiple lavages...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506228/chinese-herbal-pulian-ointment-in-treating-psoriasis-vulgaris-of-blood-heat-syndrome-a-multi-center-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Nuo Li, Wenbin Zhao, Jianmin Xing, Jianping Liu, Guangzhong Zhang, Yunbi Zhang, Yuanwen Li, Wali Liu, Fei Shi, Yanping Bai
BACKGROUND: Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has a long history in the treatment of psoriasis vulgaris. We aimed to evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of Chinese herbal Pulian ointment in treating psoriasis vulgaris of blood-heat syndrome. METHODS: A multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was conducted. Participants with psoriasis vulgaris of blood-heat syndrome were blinded and randomized to receive Pulian ointment or placebo ointment twice daily for 4 weeks, with follow-up 8 weeks after treatment...
May 15, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493604/cic-break-apart-fluorescence-in-situ-hybridisation-misses-a-subset-of-cic-dux4-sarcomas-a-clinicopathological-and-molecular-study
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Akihiko Yoshida, Yasuhito Arai, Eisuke Kobayashi, Kan Yonemori, Koichi Ogura, Natsuko Hama, Wakako Mukai, Toru Motoi, Akira Kawai, Tatsuhiro Shibata, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka
AIMS: Approximately 60-70% of high-grade round-cell sarcomas that lack the EWSR1 rearrangement harbour a rearrangement of the CIC gene, most commonly CIC-DUX4. Recent studies have established that CIC-rearranged sarcomas constitute a distinct group characterised by recognisable histology and immunoprofiles, such as positivity for ETV4 and WT1 and negativity for NKX2.2. Although these sarcomas are increasingly diagnosed in practice by fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH) with CIC break-apart probes, the optimal modality to diagnose these sarcomas has not been determined...
May 11, 2017: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490766/sca42-mutation-analysis-in-a-case-series-of-japanese-patients-with-spinocerebellar-ataxia
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Mari Kimura, Ichiro Yabe, Yuka Hama, Katsuki Eguchi, Shigehisa Ura, Kazufumi Tsuzaka, Shoji Tsuji, Hidenao Sasaki
Spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA) is a group of dominantly inherited heterogeneous disorders in which 43 subtypes have been identified to date. Recently, Japanese and French families with SCA type 42 (SCA42) were found to have a missense mutation (c.5144G>A; R1715H) in CACNA1G. We performed genetic analysis of 84 unrelated families to find the prevalence of SCA42 in Japan. Two families were found to have the previously reported missense mutation. Clinical presentations of the affected members of these families were similar to those of the previously reported French and Japanese families...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483071/efficacy-and-tolerability-of-vilazodone-for-the-acute-treatment-of-generalized-anxiety-disorder-a-meta-analysis
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Nicholas Zareifopoulos, Irene Dylja
PURPOSE: A systematic review and meta-analysis of all relevant randomized controlled trials was conducted to evaluate the safety and efficacy of vilazodone in the acute treatment of generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). METHODS: The literature was searched through all relevant databases in order to identify clinical trials on the use of vilazodone in the treatment of GAD. Once the trials were identified, data was extracted and analyzed using Revman5.3 and open meta-analyst...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482588/neuronal-production-from-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-in-self-assembled-collagen-hyaluronic-acid-alginate-microgel-scaffolds-with-grafted-grgdsp-ln5-p4
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Yung-Chih Kuo, Cheng-Hong Hsueh
Self-assembled microgel functionalized with peptides was developed and applied to regenerate neurons from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). Collagen (COL), hyaluronic acid (HA), and alginate (ALG) were modified with methacrylic anhydride (MA), photocrosslinked for patterned particles, grafted with GRGDSP and Ln5-P4, and self-assembled to integrate the microgel into three-dimensional scaffolds. Physicochemical assessments revealed that the ternary microgel scaffolds had an optimal chemical composition at COLMA:HAMA:ALGMA=1:2:1...
July 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472711/characterizing-viscoelasticity-of-unhydrolyzed-chicken-sternal-cartilage-extract-suspensions-towards-development-of-injectable-therapeutics-formulations
#8
Brian Hama, Gautam Mahajan, Chandrasekhar Kothapalli
Exogenous delivery of cartilage extract is being explored as a promising candidate for knee arthritis treatment as it biomimics native cartilage tissue characteristics. In this study, we report on the rheological characterization of aqueous suspensions constituted from a powdered form of unhydrolyzed chicken sternum extract. The effect of particle size (as-received vs. milled), suspension fluid (water vs. PBS), and temperature (37°C vs. 4°C), on the viscoelastic properties of the sternum extract based particulate suspensions were evaluated...
April 26, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469960/p62-sqstm1-levels-predicts-radiotherapy-resistance-in-hypopharyngeal-carcinomas
#9
Akihito Arai, Tokuhiro Chano, Kaichiro Ikebuchi, Yusuke Hama, Yasuko Ochi, Hitosuke Tameno, Taketoshi Shimada
Hypopharyngeal carcinoma is one of the worst prognostic malignancies among head and neck carcinomas. Therefore, a good biomarker should be identified to predict the best therapeutic option before starting the treatment. In cell models, p62/SQSTM1 levels affected the Nrf2-Keap1 pathway, ROS levels, GSH/GSSG ratios and cell growth, especially under irradiation rather than under CDDP exposure, which was toxic despite p62/SQSTM1 status. In a clinical cohort of hypopharyngeal carcinomas, high levels of p62/SQSTM1 significantly predicted poor prognosis (log-rank test, Chi-square value = 6...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28456598/two-haplotype-clusters-of-echinococcus-granulosus-sensu-stricto-in-northern-iraq-kurdistan-region-support-the-hypothesis-of-a-parasite-cradle-in-the-middle-east
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Zuber Ismael Hassan, Azad Abdullah Meerkhan, Belgees Boufana, Abdullah A Hama, Bayram Dawod Ahmed, Wijdan Mohammed Salih Mero, Serra Orsten, Maria Interisano, Edoardo Pozio, Adriano Casulli
Human cystic echinococcosis (CE) caused by Echinococcus granulosus s.s. is a major public health problem in Iraqi Kurdistan with a reported surgical incidence of 6.3 per 100,000 Arbil inhabitants. A total of 125 Echinococcus isolates retrieved from sheep, goats and cattle were used in this study. Our aim was to determine species/genotypes infecting livestock in Iraqi Kurdistan and examine intraspecific variation and population structure of Echinococcus granulosus s.s. in this region and relate it to that of other regions worldwide...
April 27, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381661/application-of-tissue-clearing-methods-for-dissecting-brain-structure
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Hiroyuki Hioki, Hiroshi Hama, Jaerin Sohn, Jung Won Hwang, Kana Namiki, Tetsushi Hoshida, Hiroshi Kurokawa, Atsushi Miyawaki
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Nihon Yakurigaku Zasshi. Folia Pharmacologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379882/silexan-in-generalized-anxiety-disorder-investigation-of-the-therapeutic-dosage-range-in-a-pooled-data-set
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Siegfried Kasper, Hans-Jürgen Möller, Hans-Peter Volz, Sandra Schläfke, Angelika Dienel
Silexan, a special active substance produced from Lavandula angustifolia, is efficacious in subsyndromal anxiety at a dose of 80 mg/day, but its effective dosage in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) has yet to be defined. In two double-blind, placebo-controlled trials, daily doses of 10, 40, 80, and 160 mg silexan were administered for 10 weeks. A total of 925 adults with GAD according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) criteria and a Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAMA) total score of at least 18 points were analyzed for efficacy...
April 4, 2017: International Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344318/recurrent-myb-rearrangement-in-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-neoplasm
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K Suzuki, Y Suzuki, A Hama, H Muramatsu, M Nakatochi, M Gunji, D Ichikawa, M Hamada, R Taniguchi, S Kataoka, N Murakami, D Kojima, Y Sekiya, E Nishikawa, N Kawashima, A Narita, N Nishio, Y Nakazawa, H Iwafuchi, K-I Watanabe, Y Takahashi, M Ito, S Kojima, S Kato, Y Okuno
Leukemia accepted article preview online, 27 March 2017. doi:10.1038/leu.2017.101.
March 27, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343005/development-of-a-uv-crosslinked-biodegradable-hydrogel-containing-adipose-derived-stem-cells-to-promote-vascularization-for-skin-wounds-and-tissue-engineering
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Gozde Eke, Naside Mangir, Nesrin Hasirci, Sheila MacNeil, Vasif Hasirci
The aim of this study was to design a dermal substitute containing adipose derived stem cells (ADSC) that can be used to improve the regeneration of skin on difficult wound beds by stimulating rapid neovascularization. This was achieved by first synthesizing methacrylated gelatin (GelMA) and methacrylated hyaluronic acid (HAMA) precursors which could be stored at -80 (o)C after lyophilisation. Polymer precursors were then dissolved in media (in 15:1 ratio), ADSCs added together with the photoinitiator and crosslinked with 40 s of UV...
March 18, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333335/saccharomyces-boulardii-cncm-i-745-restores-intestinal-barrier-integrity-by-regulation-of-e-cadherin-recycling
#15
Chloé Terciolo, Aurélie Dobric, Mehdi Ouaissi, Carole Siret, Gilles Breuzard, Françoise Silvy, Bastien Marchiori, Sébastien Germain, Renaté Bonier, Adel Hama, Roisin Owens, Dominique Lombardo, Véronique Rigot, Frédéric André
Background and Aims: Alteration in intestinal permeability is the main factor underlying the pathogenesis of many diseases affecting the gut, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Characterization of molecules targeting the restoration of intestinal barrier integrity is therefore vital for the development of alternative therapies. The yeast Saccharomyces boulardii CNCM I-745 (Sb), used to prevent and treat antibiotic-associated infectious and functional diarrhea, may have a beneficial effect in the treatment of IBD...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299626/efficacy-and-safety-of-escitalopram-in-treatment-of-severe-depression-in-chinese-population
#16
Tianmei Si, Gang Wang, Fude Yang, Yiru Fang, Maosheng Fang, Jijun Li, Jicheng Dong, Xinhua Shen, Jianmin Zhuo, Qing Rui, Jinan Wang, Hu Cuili
Severe depression accounts for one-third of depressed patients. Increasing severity of depression usually hinders patients from achieving remission. This study evaluated the efficacy and safety of escitalopram in acute-phase treatment of severe major depressive disorder (MDD). A total of 225 participants with severe MDD (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition criteria), with a current depressive episode and Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score of ≥30 were enrolled...
June 2017: Metabolic Brain Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282218/immunotoxins-in-cancer-therapy-review-and-update
#17
Bahman Akbari, Safar Farajnia, Shiva Ahdi Khosroshahi, Fatemeh Safari, Mohammadreza Yousefi, Hassan Dariushnejad, Leila Rahbarnia
Immunotoxins are a novel class of cancer therapeutics that contains a cytotoxic agent fused to a targeting moiety. Various toxic agents from different sources are used in immunotoxin development, including bacterial, plant and human origin cytotoxic elements. Although bacterial and plant-derived toxins are highly toxic and commonly used in immunotoxins, their immunogenicity for human restricted their application in cancer therapy. Here, we discuss the advantages and limitations of bacterial toxins such as Pseudomonas and Diphtheria toxins, plant toxins such as ricin and gelonin, and some endogenous protein of human origin such as RNases and Granzymes...
March 1, 2017: International Reviews of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280987/vestibular-migraine-patients-are-more-anxious-than-migraine-patients-without-vestibular-symptoms
#18
Özge Kutay, Gülden Akdal, Pembe Keskinoğlu, Birgül Dönmez Balcı, Tunç Alkın
The link between vertigo and anxiety is well known. The aim of this study is to compare anxiety disorders in 3 groups: patients with vestibular migraine (VM), patients with migraine but without vertigo (MO) and healthy controls (HC).We performed cross-sectional analysis of following tests: (a) Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAMA); (b) State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-X1 and STAI-X2); (c) Beck Depression Inventory (BDI); (d) Panic-Agoraphobic Scale and (e) Penn State Worry Questionnaire (PSWQ). ANOVA, Kruskal-Wallis and Chi-square tests were used for comparisons and least significant difference was used for further post-hoc analysis...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268845/study-of-functional-brain-homogeneity-in-female-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder
#19
X Zhang, Y Tang, Y Zhu, Y Li, S Tong
Women are at a twofold higher risk of developing major depressive disorder (MDD) than that of men. However, the investigation of female MDD patients functional brain activity is rare and the detailed mechanism remains unclear. The present work is to explore the altered spontaneous neural activity measured with regional homogeneity (ReHo) in female MDD patients using resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) technique. Twelve MDD females and twelve matched healthy participants were included in the study...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263552/polyelectrolyte-layer-by-layer-assembly-on-organic-electrochemical-transistors
#20
Anna-Maria Pappa, Sahika Inal, Kirsty Roy, Yi Zhang, Charalampos Pitsalidis, Adel Hama, Jolien Pas, George G Malliaras, Roisin M Owens
Oppositely charged polyelectrolyte multilayers (PEMs) were built up in a layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly on top of the conducting polymer channel of an organic electrochemical transistor (OECT), aiming to combine the advantages of well-established PEMs with a high performance electronic transducer. The multilayered film is a model system to investigate the impact of biofunctionalization on the operation of OECTs comprising a poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) polystyrenesulfonate (PEDOT:PSS) film as the electrically active layer...
March 29, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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