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Authors: Nickel JC PMID: 32216505 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Scand J Urol Source Type: research
We present the case of a patient with a large, partially cystic intrathyroidal parathyroid adenoma which was initially identified as a malignant thyroid nodule. We discuss the caveats that present in these rare cases and the important clinical and histological features that aid in the final diagnosis. In the case of our patient the cytological similarities between thyroid malignant cells and parathyroid cells, in combination with the negative sestamibi scan, resulted in a more invasive surgery than that a single parathyroid adenoma would require. Clinicians need to be vigilant in terms of the similarities between parathyro...
Source: Endocrine Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Arabinofuranose ‐derived18F PET radiotracers can be synthesized with high radiochemical purity. Our study showed absence of bacterial accumulation for 5 ‐substitued analogs, a finding that may have mechanistic implications for related tracers. Bothd‐2‐18F ‐AF andl‐2‐18F ‐AF showed sensitivity to most gram‐negative and gram‐positive organisms. Future in vivo studies will evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of these radiotracers in animal models of infection.
Source: Journal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals - Category: Biochemistry Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
This study suggests that MCT is associated with the modulation of ReHo in schizophrenia. ReHo in the right precuneus and left superior MPFC may predict individual therapeutic response for MCT in patients with schizophrenia. PMID: 32215727 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
Diffuse leiomyomatous disease is a rare manifestation of Alport Syndrome. When identified, it has been associated with symptoms of reflux and dysphagia secondary to esophageal disease. There is scant published literature on genitourinary complaints in female patients with Alport Syndrome found to have leiomyomata in the genital tract outside of the uterine cavity.
Source: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Abnormal uterine bleeding is a common complaint among adolescents. Relief of these symptoms may be achieved with the levonorgestrel intrauterine device (IUD). Due to historically low prevalence of use, there is scant data describing the bleeding patterns associated with the levonorgestrel intrauterine device in adolescents.
Source: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Akhter MH, Kumar S, Nomani S Abstract Objective: In vitro, optimization, characterization and cytotoxic studies of NAR NPs to against pancreatic cancer.Method: The sonication tailored NARG loaded poly (lactide-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticle (NPs) was fabricated for potential cytotoxic effect against pancreatic cancer. NARG NPs were prepared by emulsion-diffusion evaporation technique applying Box Behnken experimental design based on 3-level and 3-factors. The effect of independent variables surfactant concentration (X1), polymer concentration (X2) and sonication time (X3) were studied on responses p...
Source: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Dev Ind Pharm Source Type: research
Conclusions: Although 3D printed PSTs help to avoid the misplacement of PAs in revision deformity correction surgeries with sublaminar wires in situ, the mean number of misplaced screws per patient using this technique was found to be statistically insignificant when compared with the freehand technique in this study. PMID: 32213799 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
Conclusions: In this study, the SUV of 99mTc-MDP was successfully determined using SPECT/CT. This research provides an approach that could potentially aid in the clinical quantification of radionuclide uptake in normal vertebrae for the management of breast cancer patients. PMID: 32213791 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research
g Xia Zhu Yin Noncoding RNAs, especially microRNAs (miRNAs), have been reported to play important roles during skeletal muscle development and regeneration. Our previous sequencing data revealed that miR-99a-5p is one of the most abundant miRNAs in chicken breast muscle. The purpose of this study was to reveal the regulatory mechanism of miR-99a-5p in the proliferation and differentiation of chicken skeletal muscle satellite cells (SMSCs). Through the investigation of cell proliferation activity, cell cycle progression, and 5-ethynyl-29-deoxyuridine (EdU) assay, we found that miR-99a-5p can significantly promo...
Source: Genes - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
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