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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822439/-multisystemic-smooth-muscle-dysfunction-syndrome-in-children-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Y L Zhou, Y Y Zhang, B L Cheng, D Xu, L F Tang, Z M Chen
Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics and diagnosis of multisystemic smooth muscle dysfunction syndrome(MSMDS). Method: Clinical data of a case diagnosed as MSMDS and hospitalized in our hospital in July 2016 was retrospectively analyzed. Literature search was performed at databases of PubMed, Wanfang, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and VIP with the key words "multisystemic smooth muscle dysfunction syndrome" "ACTA2" . The literature retrieval was confined from January 1980 to November 2016...
August 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821766/protein-composition-analysis-of-polyhedra-matrix-of-bombyx-mori-nucleopolyhedrovirus-bmnpv-showed-powerful-capacity-of-polyhedra-to-encapsulate-foreign-proteins
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Zhong-Jian Guo, Meng-Han Yu, Xian-Yun Dong, Wei-Li Wang, Ting Tian, Xian-Yin Yu, Xu-Dong Tang
Polyhedra can encapsulate other proteins and have potential applications as protein stabilizers. The extremely stable polyhedra matrix may provide a platform for future engineered micro-crystal devices. However, the protein composition of the polyhedra matrix remains largely unknown. In this study, the occlusion-derived virus (ODV)-removed BmNPV polyhedra matrix fraction was subjected to SDS-PAGE and then an LC-ESI-MS/MS analysis using a Thermo Scientific Q Exactive mass spectrometer. In total, 28 host and 91 viral proteins were identified...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821227/survey-of-practitioners-competency-for-diagnosis-of-acute-diseases-manifest-on-chest-x-ray
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Ghazaleh Mehdipoor, Fatemeh Salmani, Abbas Arjmand Shabestari
BACKGROUND: Chest X-ray (CXR) is a common imaging modality that could impact immediate decision-making for acute chest pathologies. We sought to examine the non-radiologists proficiency of diagnosing acute pathologies manifest on CXR. METHODS: We selected 9 clinical vignettes, each associated with a CXR, wherein only a single acute chest pathology was manifest. We also added a low-risk vignette associated with a normal CXR. We built an electronic survey with the CXR-embedded vignettes and also inquired about the participants' confidence in the diagnosis, and prior exposure to the topics...
August 18, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819653/targeting-cytokines-in-gvhd-therapy
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Sandeep Kumar, Hemn Mohammadpour, Xuefang Cao
Transplantation of donor-derived allogeneic hematopoietic cells causes increased survival in patients suffering from various blood cancers and other hematologic and immunologic diseases. However, this health benefit is limited to certain patients. One major complication is graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) that occurs when donor-derived immune cells recognize host cells/tissues as foreign and perpetrate subsequent destruction. Cytokines are a major class of effector molecules that are involved in GVHD pathogenesis...
2017: Journal of Immunology Research and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819620/fishbones-in-the-upper-aerodigestive-tract-a-review-of-24-cases-of-adult-patients
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Stanislas Ballivet-de-Régloix, Anna Crambert, Olga Maurin, Gratien Bonfort, Salome Marty, Yoann Pons
INTRODUCTION: We present a retrospective study series and discussion of the current literature to discuss the management of fishbones in the upper aerodigestive tract. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2013 to July 2016, all patients referred to our referral center because of a fishbone in the upper aerodigestive tract were analysed. RESULTS: Of the 24 patients, 95% of them reported discomfort in the throat. It was noted that 58% of physical examinations and nasofibroscopy results were normal...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819609/combined-fluoroscopic-and-arthroscopic-detection-and-removal-of-a-foreign-body-lost-during-elective-shoulder-arthroscopy-a-case-report
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Uli Schmiddem, N Hawi, E M Suero, R Meller
INTRODUCTION: We report a case of a lost metal platelet from a radiofrequency ablation probe (VAPR VUE Radiofrequency System, Cool Pulse 90, DePuy, Synthes, Switzerland) in the shoulder joint during elective arthroscopic cuff repair. To the best of our knowledge, this kind of an incident during elective arthroscopy has not been described in the literature so far. In addition, we present an algorithm on how to deal with such an incident. CASE REPORT: A 69-year-old woman underwent an arthroscopic subacromial decompression and rotator cuff repair for a torn supraspinatus tendon...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819480/-an-unusual-intraurethral-foreign-body-a-case-report
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Hicham El Bote, Ernest Hage, Rami Fares
In medical literature there are several case reports of foreign bodies introduced into the urethra. Foreign bodies are usually inserted as result of erotic activities, psychiatric disorders and, rarely, in an attempt to evacuate the urine. Diagnosis is based on clinical examination and imaging tests. Endoscopic management is the treatment of choice but, in some cases, open surgery may be necessary. The therapeutic approach should be systematically complemented by a psychiatric assessment of the patient. We report the case a 64-year old man with a personal history of behavioral disorders who introduced an electric wire in his urethra...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819464/a-pictorial-review-of-the-many-faces-of-gossypiboma-observations-in-6-cases
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Gayatri Pole, Bright Thomas
Gossypiboma or textiloma is the result of a foreign-body reaction to extraneous material, usually a surgical sponge that was accidentally retained within the body. The diagnosis of a retained surgical sponge is often delayed due to its infrequent occurrence and protean appearances. The purpose of this pictorial review is to define the common sonographic and CT features of gossypiboma. A retrospective review of sonographic and CT images of 6 surgically proven cases of retained surgical sponges was undertaken...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819309/visualization-and-detection-of-ciliary-beating-pattern-and-frequency-in-the-upper-airway-using-phase-resolved-doppler-optical-coherence-tomography
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Joseph C Jing, Jason J Chen, Lidek Chou, Brian J F Wong, Zhongping Chen
Ciliary motion plays a critical role in the overall respiratory health of the upper airway. These cilia beat at a native frequency and in a synchronized pattern to continuously transport foreign particulate trapped in a layer of mucous out of the upper airway. Disruption of ciliary motion can lead to severe respiratory diseases and compromised respiratory function. Currently, the study of cilia requires expensive high speed cameras and high powered microscopes which is unsuitable for in vivo imaging and diagnosis...
August 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818482/drawbacks-of-the-use-of-cotrimoxazole-in-foreign-body-infections
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Cristina El Haj, Alba Ribera, Nuria Lloberas, Fe Tubau, Javier Ariza, Oscar Murillo
INTRODUCTION: The anti-staphylococcal efficacy of cotrimoxazole in the setting of difficult-to-treat infections seems to be compromised by large amounts of pus and devitalized tissue, and, therefore, high levels of thymidine. Our objective was to evaluate the activity of cotrimoxazole against a staphylococcal foreign-body infection experimental model, which also yields significant quantities of thymidine. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used a rat tissue-cage model of infection (with high inherent thymidine levels) caused by a strain of methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA; ATCC 29213)...
August 14, 2017: Enfermedades Infecciosas y Microbiología Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816564/cytotoxicity-screening-and-cytokine-profiling-of-nineteen-nanomaterials-enables-hazard-ranking-and-grouping-based-on-inflammogenic-potential
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Kunal Bhattacharya, Gözde Kiliç, Pedro M Costa, Bengt Fadeel
Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are being produced for an increasing number of applications. Therefore, it is important to assess and categorize ENMs on the basis of their hazard potential. The immune system is the foremost defence against foreign bodies. Here we performed cytokine profiling of a panel of nineteen representative ENMs procured from the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and commercial sources. Physicochemical characterization was performed using dynamic light scattering. The ENMs were all shown to be endotoxin content free...
August 17, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815624/morbidity-and-mortality-in-children-undergoing-bronchoscopy-for-foreign-body-removal
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Christopher A Roberts, Michele M Carr
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Analyze morbidity and mortality among children undergoing bronchoscopy for foreign body removal. STUDY DESIGN: Multicenter retrospective review using the American College of Surgeons Pediatric National Surgical Quality Improvement Program from 2014 and 2015. METHODS: Patients were identified using Current Procedural Terminology code 31635. Demographics, time to surgery, operative times, hospitalization time, and complications were collected...
August 17, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815616/predictors-of-complicated-airway-foreign-body-extraction
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Phayvanh P Sjogren, Tyler J Mills, Adrianna D Pollak, Harlan R Muntz, Jeremy D Meier, J Fredrik Grimmer
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate outcomes of foreign body aspiration (FBA) and to investigate surgeon and hospital volume as risk factors for a complicated course. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Children with FBA in a multihospital network were identified from January 2005 to September 2015. Demographic information, surgeon, and hospital location were reviewed. Mean operative time and hospital length of stay were recorded. Cases requiring intensive care unit admission, hospital stay greater than 24 hours, need for more than one bronchoscopy, operative time greater than 1 hour, or death were considered "complicated...
August 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815105/extracting-country-of-origin-from-electronic-health-records-for-gene-environment-studies-as-part-of-the-epidemiologic-architecture-for-genes-linked-to-environment-eagle-study
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Eric Farber-Eger, Robert Goodloe, Jonathan Boston, William S Bush, Dana C Crawford
We describe here the extraction of country-of-origin, an acculturation variable relevant for gene-environment studies, in a biorepository linked to de-identified electronic health records (EHRs) assessed by the Epidemiologic Architecture for Genes Linked to Environment (EAGLE), a study site of the Population Architecture using Genomics and Epidemiology (PAGE) I study. We extracted country-of-origin from the unstructured clinical free text using regular expressions within the MySQL relational database system in a cohort of 15,863 subjects of mostly non-European descent (including 11,519 African Americans, 1,702 Hispanics, and 1,118 Asians)...
2017: AMIA Summits on Translational Science Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814733/enhancing-immune-responses-to-cancer-vaccines-using-multi-site-injections
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Robert C Mould, Amanda W K AuYeung, Jacob P van Vloten, Leonardo Susta, Anthony J Mutsaers, James J Petrik, Geoffrey A Wood, Sarah K Wootton, Khalil Karimi, Byram W Bridle
For a vaccine to be effective it must induce a sufficiently robust and specific immune response. Multi-site injection protocols can increase the titers of rabies virus-neutralizing antibodies. Hypothetically, spreading a vaccine dose across multiple lymphatic drainage regions could also potentiate T cell responses. We used a replication-deficient adenovirus serotype 5-vectored cancer vaccine targeting the melanoma-associated antigen dopachrome tautomerase. Clinically, high numbers of tumor-infiltrating CD8(+) T cells are a positive prognostic indicator...
August 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814700/the-birth-of-hospital-asclepius-cult-and-early-christianity
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In-Sok Yeo
History of hospital is one of main fields of researches in medical history. Besides writing a history of an individual hospital, considerable efforts have been made to trace the origin of hospital. Those who quest for the origin of hospital are faced with an inevitable problem of defining hospital. As the different definition can lead to a different outcome, it is important to make a clear definition. In this article, the hospital was defined as an institution in which patients are housed and given medical treatments...
April 2017: Ŭi Sahak
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814067/neuro-immune-interactions-in-allergic-diseases-novel-targets-for-therapeutics
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Tiphaine Voisin, Amélie Bouvier, Isaac M Chiu
Recent studies have highlighted an emerging role for neuro-immune interactions in mediating allergic diseases. Allergies are caused by an overactive immune response to a foreign antigen. The peripheral sensory and autonomic nervous system densely innervates mucosal barrier tissues including the skin, respiratory tract and gastrointestinal (GI) tract that are exposed to allergens. It is increasingly clear that neurons actively communicate with and regulate the function of mast cells, dendritic cells, eosinophils, Th2 cells and type 2 innate lymphoid cells in allergic inflammation...
June 1, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814066/mice-expressing-human-erap1-variants-associated-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-have-altered-t-cell-repertoires-and-nk-cell-functions-as-well-as-increased-in-utero-and-perinatal-mortality
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David P W Rastall, Fadel S Alyaquob, Patrick O'Connell, Yuliya Pepelyayeva, Douglas Peters, Sarah Godbehere-Roosa, Cristiane Pereira-Hicks, Yasser A Aldhamen, Andrea Amalfitano
Specific variants of endoplasmic reticulum-associated aminopeptidase 1 (ERAP1) identified by genome-wide association study modify the risk for developing ankylosing spondylitis. We previously confirmed that disease-associated ERAP1 variants have altered enzymatic abilities that can impact upon the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines from cells expressing the same ERAP1 variants. To determine if these ERAP1 variants also impacted immune responses in vivo, we generated two strains of transgenic mice expressing human ERAP1 genes containing non-synonymous single-nucleotide polymorphisms associated with an increased (ERAP1-High) or decreased (ERAP1-Low) risk for developing autoimmune disease...
June 1, 2017: International Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813745/laparoscopic-treatment-of-a-pyogenic-hepatic-abscess-caused-by-transmural-duodenal-perforation-of-a-toothpick
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Hassan Turaihi, Jed Assam, Justin Zanfes, Thavam Thambi-Pillai
The development of pyogenic hepatic abscess resulting from perforation of the gastrointestinal tract is a rare pathologic finding. It is a condition that can be fatal making early detection and subsequent removal of the inciting foreign body critical to avoid more deleterious sequela. Yet, its initial presentation tends to be nonspecific and typically is only discovered once surgical investigation into the cause of persisting abscess formation is performed. In this study, laparoscopic treatment of a 52-year-old male with a non-resolving hepatic abscess due to transmural gastrointestinal perforation of a toothpick is presented...
August 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813655/making-it-personal-neoantigen-vaccines-in-metastatic-melanoma
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Matthew D Hellmann, Alexandra Snyder
Somatic mutations in cancer can be translated into peptides, termed neoantigens, which can be recognized by the immune system as "foreign" epitopes. Two recent studies in Nature (Sahin et al., 2017; Ott et al., 2017) examine the effects of neoantigen vaccines on patients with stage III or IV melanoma and demonstrate immunogenicity and intriguing clinical safety and efficacy data in phase I studies.
August 15, 2017: Immunity
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