IgG4 Isolated Retroperitoneal Fibrosis and Aneurysmal Periaortitis

Severe constipation was the presentation of an inflammatory disease. A 70-year-old-man with a past medical history of hypertension and prostate cancer in remission presented with 3 months of abdominal pain. His pain was generalized and dull, with an intensity of 8/10, radiating to the back, worse with food intake and lying down. The pain was interfering with sleep. Associated with this he had severe constipation for which he was taking polyethylene glycol on a daily basis in order to have bowel movements every other day.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Diagnostic Dilemma Source Type: research

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Conclusion: Our study demonstrated that the aberrant expression of CDCA gene family members plays an indispensable role in tumorigenesis. PMID: 31955607 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Future Medicine: Biomarkers in Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Biomark Med Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 January 2020Source: Carbohydrate PolymersAuthor(s): Nadezhda E. Ustyuzhanina, Maria I. Bilan, Andrey S. Dmitrenok, Alexander S. Shashkov, Nora M.A. Ponce, Carlos A. Stortz, Nikolay E. Nifantiev, Anatolii I. UsovAbstractFucosylated chondroitin sulfate (FCS) HeSp was isolated from the Patagonian sea cucumber Hemioedema spectabilis. Ion-exchange chromatography was applied for purification of the FCS from the crude extract of sulfated polysaccharides. Analysis of monosaccharide and sulfate content of HeSp revealed the molar ratio of GlcA:GalNAc:Fuc:SO3Na as 1.15:1:1.1:3.9. Molecular weight...
Source: Carbohydrate Polymers - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Cancer immune evasion is achieved through multiple layers of immune tolerance mechanisms including immune editing, recruitment of tolerogenic immune cells, and secretion of immunosuppressive cytokines. Recent success with immune checkpoint inhibitors in cancer immunotherapy suggests a dysfunctional immune synapse as a pivotal tolerogenic mechanism. Tumor cells express immune synapse proteins to suppress the immune system, which is often modulated by epigenetic mechanisms. When the methylation status of key immune synapse genes was interrogated, we observed disproportionately hypermethylated costimulatory genes and hypometh...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
Increased rates of locoregional recurrence are observed in patients with basal-like breast cancer (BC) despite the use of radiation therapy (RT); therefore, approaches that result in radiosensitization of basal-like BC are critically needed. Using patients’ tumor gene expression data from 4 independent data sets, we correlated gene expression with recurrence to find genes significantly correlated with early recurrence after RT. The highest-ranked gene, TTK, was most highly expressed in basal-like BC across multiple data sets. Inhibition of TTK by both genetic and pharmacologic methods enhanced radiosensitivity in mul...
Source: Journal of Clinical Investigation - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 January 2020Source: Sensors and Actuators B: ChemicalAuthor(s): Ying Li, Pengchao Zhang, Tao Li, Rui Hu, Jiang Zhu, Ting He, Yunhuang Yang, Maili LiuAbstractCancer cells’ MMP9 activity plays vital roles in tumor development. Tumor cells are in an adhesion profile during cell-cell and cell-matrix interaction. However, it is challenging for current platforms (e.g., typical droplet systems) to measure MMP9 secreted by single cells in an adhesion profile and retrieve the cells of interest for downstream analysis. Herein, we report a single-cell protease sensor (SCPS) based on ‘...
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
This study demonstrates the first MOF-based “turn-on” phosphorescent sensor for monitoring Pb(II), from which future high-performance phosphorescent sensors to determine food pollutants may be developed.Graphical abstract
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
In this study, protein-based nanoparticles were constructed with TRAIL and a dipeptide, diphenylalanine (FF), through molecular self-assembly. TRAIL-FF nanoparticles with sizes ranging from 60 nm to 500 nm could be prepared by controlling the concentration and the ratio of the two components. These nanoparticles could locate around the cytomembrane of MCF-7 cells due to the specific interaction between TRAIL and death receptors, thus transduce apoptotic signal. Therefore, the TRAIL-FF nanoparticles showed distinct killing effect on the cancer cells, such as MCF-7 and H460 cells, and the IC50 of the nanopartic...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Authors: Ertel KA, Hallam JE, Hillman AR Abstract BACKGROUND: Individuals participating in exercise beyond their level of fitness may be at higher risk for exercise-induced muscle damage, however the impact of training status on muscle damage development is not well understood. The purpose of this study was to measure skeletal muscle damage and soreness after five days of high and low intensity exercise in previously trained and untrained individuals. METHODS: Eighteen males and females (9 trained and 9 untrained) completed five consecutive days of high intensity (HI) exercise and five consecutive days of low i...
Source: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sports Med Phys Fitness Source Type: research
Suprarenal abdominal aortic coarctation (SAAC) is a congenital midaortic syndrome that develops owing to a developmental anomaly in the fusion of the embryonic dorsal aortae. This condition is associated with severe hypertension, which is usually the indication for intervention. Open surgery is the primary treatment and it typically involves thoracoaortic bypass (TAB), and less commonly patch aortoplasty (PA). Bypass to the visceral vessels has also been performed in conjunction with TAB or PA. The majority undergoing intervention for SAAC are children and adolescents; therefore, the benefits of surgical intervention must ...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research
Authors: BaHammam AS, Almeneessier AS Abstract Previous studies have assessed the role of gender and menopause in Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is well known that menopause is a major risk factor for OSA. However, analogous studies on obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome (OHS) are limited. Recent studies have suggested that OHS is more prevalent in postmenopausal women. Moreover, women with OHS seem to have excess comorbidities, including hypothyroidism, hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, and diabetes mellitus, compared to men. In the present perspective, we discuss recent data on the prevalence and comorbiditie...
Source: Open Respiratory Medicine Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Open Respir Med J Source Type: research
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