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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731531/solitary-splenic-metastasis-from-lung-adenocarcinoma-a-case-report
#1
Kantaro Hara, Nobuhiro Izumi, Takuma Tsukioka, Hiroaki Komatsu, Michihito Toda, Hikaru Miyamoto, Satoshi Suzuki, Takuya Kimura, Toshihiko Shibata, Noritoshi Nishiyama
Solitary splenic metastasis is extremely rare, with only 27 reported cases in the literature. An 81-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for treatment of pulmonary and splenic lesions. Chest computed tomography showed a small lung nodule in the right upper lobe, abdominal computed tomography showed an 8 cm splenic mass with abnormal accumulation, and positron emission tomography revealed a maximum standardized uptake value of 7.9. She had elevated serum cancer antigen 19-9 (1847 U/mL) and carcinoembryonic antigen concentrations (17...
July 21, 2017: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724724/brct-domain-protein-brit1-influences-class-switch-recombination
#2
Wei-Feng Yen, Ashutosh Chaudhry, Bharat Vaidyanathan, William T Yewdell, Joseph N Pucella, Rahul Sharma, Yulong Liang, Kaiyi Li, Alexander Y Rudensky, Jayanta Chaudhuri
DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) serve as obligatory intermediates for Ig heavy chain (Igh) class switch recombination (CSR). The mechanisms by which DSBs are resolved to promote long-range DNA end-joining while suppressing genomic instability inherently associated with DSBs are yet to be fully elucidated. Here, we use a targeted short-hairpin RNA screen in a B-cell lymphoma line to identify the BRCT-domain protein BRIT1 as an effector of CSR. We show that conditional genetic deletion of BRIT1 in mice leads to a marked increase in unrepaired Igh breaks and a significant reduction in CSR in ex vivo activated splenic B cells...
July 19, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724384/deficiency-of-pi3-kinase-catalytic-isoforms-p110%C3%AE-and-p110%C3%AE-in-mice-enhances-the-il-17-g-csf-axis-and-induces-neutrophilia
#3
Kirsten Bucher, Fee Schmitt, Benedikt Mothes, Carolin Blumendeller, Daniel Schäll, Roland Piekorz, Emilio Hirsch, Bernd Nürnberg, Sandra Beer-Hammer
BACKGROUND: Phosphoinositide 3-kinase γ (PI3Kγ) and PI3Kδ are second messenger-generating enzymes with key roles in proliferation, differentiation, survival, and function of leukocytes. Deficiency of the catalytic subunits p110γ and p110δ of PI3Kγ and PI3Kδ in p110γ/δ(-/-) mice leads to defective B- and T-cell homeostasis. Here we examined the role of p110γ and p110δ in the homeostasis of neutrophils by analyzing p110γ(-/-), p110δ(-/-) and p110γ/δ(-/-) mice. METHODS: Neutrophils and T cells in leukocyte suspensions from the bone marrow (BM), blood, spleen and lung were analyzed by flow cytometry...
July 19, 2017: Cell Communication and Signaling: CCS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723801/multidisciplinary-approach-and-long-term-follow-up-in-a-series-of-640-consecutive-patients-with-sarcoidosis-cohort-study-of-a-40-year-clinical-experience-at-a-tertiary-referral-center-in-barcelona-spain
#4
Juan Mañá, Manuel Rubio-Rivas, Nadia Villalba, Joaquim Marcoval, Adriana Iriarte, María Molina-Molina, Roger Llatjos, Olga García, Sergio Martínez-Yélamos, Vanessa Vicens-Zygmunt, Cristina Gámez, Ramón Pujol, Xavier Corbella
Cohort studies of large series of patients with sarcoidosis over a long period of time are scarce. The aim of this study is to report a 40-year clinical experience of a large series of patients at Bellvitge University Hospital, a tertiary university hospital in Barcelona, Spain. Diagnosis of sarcoidosis required histological confirmation except in certain specific situations. All patients underwent a prospective study protocol. Clinical assessment and follow-up of patients were performed by a multidisciplinary team...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723778/thoracic-splenosis-mimicking-a-pleuropneumonia-a-case-report
#5
Aurélie Baldolli, Solène Coeuret, Vincent Le Pennec, Denis Agostini, Renaud Verdon
RATIONALE: Splenosis is the development of one or more heterotopic splenic tissue autoimplants following rupture of the spleen and remains mostly asymptomatic. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 50-year old post-traumatic splenectomized man admitted for a left side community acquired pneumonia resistant to antibiotics. DIAGNOSES: The diagnosis of intrathoracic ectopic spleen was suspected because of the history of spleen trauma with diaphragm rupture and the absence of Howell-Jolly bodies...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718084/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumor-producing-insulin-and-vasopressin
#6
Omalkhaire M Alshaikh, Ju-Yoon Yoon, Bryan A Chan, Monika K Krzyzanowska, Jagdish Butany, Sylvia L Asa, Shereen Ezzat
The objective of the study is to report a rare case of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (pNET) producing insulin and vasopressin. We describe the clinical presentation and management of a metastatic pNET with refractory hypoglycemia and progressive severe hyponatremia. A 52-year-old patient had abdominal pain leading to the diagnosis of a tumor that was initially presumed to be splenic in origin. Investigations ultimately identified a pancreatic mass that on biopsy proved to be a pNET. Eventually, he developed extensive liver metastases, and with tumor progression, he manifested hypoglycemia and severe hyponatremia...
July 17, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717782/splenic-artery-aneurysm-with-the-double-rupture-phenomenon
#7
Jung Ho Kim, Han Sol Chung, Jong Ha Kim, Sin Youl Park, Sam Beom Lee, Byung Soo Do
Splenic artery aneurysm is the third most common type of intra-abdominal aneurysm, with a prevalence rate of 0.01% to 10.4% in the general population. Splenic artery aneurysm is usually asymptomatic and is typically detected by chance and does not require surgical management; however, if rupture occurs, although rare, the patient's situation can become critical. We report our experience with a man who presented with left flank and left shoulder pain. His symptoms were caused by multiple hematomas confined to the spleen, but 2 days after admission, he developed delayed hemoperitoneum and required surgical management...
June 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717121/impact-of-doppler-ultrasound-on-diagnosis-and-therapy-control-of-lienalis-steal-syndrome-after-liver-transplantation
#8
Eva M Teegen, Timm Denecke, Rosa B Schmuck, Robert Öllinger, Dominik Geisel, Johann Pratschke, Sascha S Chopra
BACKGROUND Lienalis steal syndrome is a rare complication after orthotopic liver transplantation leading to severe complications. Routine duplex sonography allows early and safe detection of lienalis steal syndrome and secondarily helps to monitor the outcome by evaluating the hemodynamics. MATERIAL AND METHODS This analysis included eight patients who after orthotopic liver transplantation needed splenic artery embolization due to lienalis steal syndrome. Lienalis steal syndrome was assumed in case of elevated transaminases, bilirubinemia or persistent ascites, and the absence of further pathologies...
July 18, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716903/autophagy-related-protein-vps34-controls-the-homeostasis-and-function-of-antigen-cross-presenting-cd8%C3%AE-dendritic-cells
#9
Vrajesh V Parekh, Sudheer K Pabbisetty, Lan Wu, Eric Sebzda, Jennifer Martinez, Jianhua Zhang, Luc Van Kaer
The class III PI3K Vacuolar protein sorting 34 (Vps34) plays a role in both canonical and noncanonical autophagy, key processes that control the presentation of antigens by dendritic cells (DCs) to naive T lymphocytes. We generated DC-specific Vps34-deficient mice to assess the contribution of Vps34 to DC functions. We found that DCs from these animals have a partially activated phenotype, spontaneously produce cytokines, and exhibit enhanced activity of the classic MHC class I and class II antigen-presentation pathways...
July 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716661/the-prevalence-and-morphometry-of-an-accessory-spleen-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-22-487-patients
#10
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Jens Vikse, Beatrice Sanna, Brandon Michael Henry, Dominik Taterra, Silvia Sanna, Przemysław A Pękala, Jerzy A Walocha, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
BACKGROUND: An accessory spleen (AS) is a lobule of splenic tissue found in ectopic locations. Identification of AS is particularly important in patients with immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) requiring splenectomy as unrecognized AS can later cause refractory symptoms. The AS can also be a source of significant intraabdominal hemorrhage. The aim of this meta-analysis was to systematically analyze the data on the prevalence, number, location, and morphometry of AS. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An extensive search of the major electronic databases was conducted to identify all studies that reported relevant data on the AS...
July 14, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714241/cytokine-profiles-in-tibetan-macaques-following-%C3%AE-1-3-galactosyltransferase-knockout-pig-liver-xenotransplantation
#11
Zhuochao Zhang, Xiao Li, Hong Zhang, Xuan Zhang, Hui Chen, Dengke Pan, Hongchen Ji, Liang Zhou, Juan Ling, Jingshi Zhou, Shuqiang Yue, Desheng Wang, Zhaoxu Yang, Kaishan Tao, Kefeng Dou
BACKGROUND: Pig-to-nonhuman primate orthotopic liver xenotransplantation is often accompanied by thrombocytopenia and coagulation disorders. Furthermore, the release of cytokines can trigger cascade reactions of coagulation and immune attacks within transplant recipients. To better elucidate the process of inflammation in liver xenograft recipients, we utilized a modified heterotopic auxiliary liver xenotransplantation model for xeno-immunological research. We studied the cytokine profiles and the relationship between cytokine levels and xenograft function after liver xenotransplantation...
July 17, 2017: Xenotransplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713067/eus-guided-drainage-of-peripancreatic-fluid-collections-with-lumen-apposing-metal-stents-and-plastic-double-pigtail-stents-comparison-of-efficacy-and-adverse-event-rates
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Gabriel D Lang, Cassandra Fritz, Trisha Bhat, Koushik K Das, Faris M Murad, Dayna S Early, Steven A Edmundowicz, Vladimir M Kushnir, Daniel K Mullady
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Transmural drainage with double-pigtail plastic stents (DPPSs) was the mainstay of endoscopic therapy for symptomatic peri-pancreatic fluid collections (PPFCs) until the introduction of lumen-apposing covered self-expanding metal stents (LAMSs). Currently, there is limited data regarding the efficacy and adverse event rate of LAMS compared with DPPS. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of EUS-guided PPFC drainages at a single tertiary care center between 2008 and 2015 was performed...
July 13, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712697/hepatic-steatosis-in-participants-in-a-program-of-low-dose-ct-screening-for-lung-cancer
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Xiangmeng Chen, Kunwei Li, Rowena Yip, Ponni Perumalswami, Andrea D Branch, Sara Lewis, David Del Bello, Betsy J Becker, David F Yankelevitz, Claudia I Henschke
OBJECTIVE: Determine the frequency of moderate-to-severe hepatic steatosis (HS) in asymptomatic participants in a low-dose CT (LDCT) screening program for lung cancer, to identify risk factors, and develop recommendations. METHODS: Baseline LDCT scans of the chest of 170 participants in an IRB-approved study between August 2011 and April 2016 were reviewed. Demographic variables, comorbidities, and liver function tests were documented. Hepatic and splenic attenuation values hounsfield unit (HU) were measured...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712693/diagnostic-performance-of-contrast-enhanced-ct-scan-in-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-induced-by-chemotherapy-of-colorectal-liver-metastases-radio-pathological-correlation
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Sophie Cayet, Jeremy Pasco, Fanny Dujardin, Marie Besson, Isabelle Orain, Anne De Muret, Elodie Miquelestorena-Standley, Julien Thiery, Thibaud Genet, Anne-Gwenn Le Bayon
PURPOSE: Sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS) is a likely side effect of colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) chemotherapy. This study aimed to assess computed tomography scan (CT-scan) performance for SOS diagnosis for patients receiving neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NC) prior to CRLM surgery, comparing obtained results with pathological gold standard. METHODS: Preoperative CT-scans of 67 patients who had received a NC prior to liver resection for CRLM from 2011 to 2016 were retrospectively analysed...
July 3, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712361/plasmodium-knowlesi-a-superb-in-vivo-nonhuman-primate-model-of-antigenic-variation-in-malaria
#15
M R Galinski, S A Lapp, M S Peterson, F Ay, C J Joyner, K G LE Roch, L L Fonseca, E O Voit
Antigenic variation in malaria was discovered in Plasmodium knowlesi studies involving longitudinal infections of rhesus macaques (M. mulatta). The variant proteins, known as the P. knowlesi Schizont Infected Cell Agglutination (SICA) antigens and the P. falciparum Erythrocyte Membrane Protein 1 (PfEMP1) antigens, expressed by the SICAvar and var multigene families, respectively, have been studied for over 30 years. Expression of the SICA antigens in P. knowlesi requires a splenic component, and specific antibodies are necessary for variant antigen switch events in vivo...
July 17, 2017: Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711624/curcumin-attenuates-oxidative-stress-induced-nf%C3%AE%C2%BAb-mediated-inflammation-and-endoplasmic-reticulum-dependent-apoptosis-of-splenocytes-in-diabetes
#16
Kahkashan Rashid, Sayantani Chowdhury, Sumit Ghosh, Parames C Sil
The present study was aimed to determine the curative role of curcumin against diabetes induced oxidative stress and its associated splenic complications. Diabetes was induced in the experimental rats via the intraperitoneal administration of a single dose of STZ (65 mg kg(-1) body weight). Increased blood glucose and intracellular ROS levels along with decreased body weight, the activity of cellular antioxidant enzymes and GSH/GSSG ratio were observed in the diabetic animals. Histological assessment showed white pulp depletion and damaged spleen anatomy in these animals...
July 12, 2017: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710441/igg3-antigen-complexes-are-deposited-on-follicular-dendritic-cells-in-the-presence-of-c1q-and-c3
#17
Lu Zhang, Zhoujie Ding, Birgitta Heyman
IgG3, passively administered together with small proteins, induces enhanced primary humoral responses against these proteins. We previously found that, within 2 h of immunization, marginal zone (MZ) B cells capture IgG3-antigen complexes and transport them into splenic follicles and that this requires the presence of complement receptors 1 and 2. We have here investigated the localization of IgG3 anti-2, 4, 6-trinitrophenyl (TNP)/biotin-ovalbumin-TNP immune complexes in the follicles and the involvement of classical versus total complement activation in this process...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710387/protein-tyrosine-phosphatase-inhibition-prevents-experimental-cerebral-malaria-by-precluding-cxcr3-expression-on-t-cells
#18
Kristin M Van Den Ham, Logan K Smith, Martin J Richer, Martin Olivier
Cerebral malaria induced by Plasmodium berghei ANKA infection is dependent on the sequestration of cytotoxic T cells within the brain and augmentation of the inflammatory response. Herein, we demonstrate that inhibition of protein tyrosine phosphatase (PTP) activity significantly attenuates T cell sequestration within the brain and prevents the development of neuropathology. Mechanistically, the initial upregulation of CXCR3 on splenic T cells upon T cell receptor stimulation was critically decreased through the reduction of T cell-intrinsic PTP activity...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709626/subtotal-colectomy-versus-left-hemicolectomy-for-the-elective-treatment-of-splenic-flexure-colonic-neoplasia
#19
Marc Beisani, Francesc Vallribera, Albert García, Laura Mora, Sebastiano Biondo, Jaime Lopez-Borao, Ramon Farrés, Júlia Gil, Eloy Espin
BACKGROUND: Optimal elective surgical treatment for splenic flexure neoplasm (SFN) is unclear. Subtotal colectomy (STC) and left hemicolectomy (LHC) are the two more common strategies used. METHODS: Observational multicentric study comparing postoperative morbidity, mortality and long-term survival on patients with SFN electively operated by STC versus LHC between 2003 and 2014. RESULTS: After revision of the databases, 144 patients were included (STC group, n = 68; LHC group, n = 76)...
July 8, 2017: American Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708727/splenic-involvement-in-disseminated-mycobacterium-avium-intracellulare-infection-magnetic-resonance-imaging-findings
#20
Haley Clark, Gaurav Khatri, Payal Kapur, Ivan Pedrosa
We report the imaging findings of a patient with disseminated Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex presenting with multiple splenic lesions incompletely characterized on computed tomography in whom magnetic resonance imaging helped narrow the differential diagnosis. We discuss the magnetic resonance imaging findings suggesting the diagnosis, including the presence of focal susceptibility artifact within the lesions (ie, signal drop on T1 in-phase imaging), marked hypointensity on diffusion-weighted imaging, and faint progressive peripheral enhancement after contrast administration...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
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