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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926310/coronary-ct-angiography-derived-fractional-flow-reserve
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Christian Tesche, Carlo N De Cecco, Moritz H Albrecht, Taylor M Duguay, Richard R Bayer, Sheldon E Litwin, Daniel H Steinberg, U Joseph Schoepf
Invasive coronary angiography (ICA) with measurement of fractional flow reserve (FFR) by means of a pressure wire technique is the established reference standard for the functional assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) ( 1 , 2 ). Coronary computed tomographic (CT) angiography has emerged as a noninvasive method for direct assessment of CAD and plaque characterization with high diagnostic accuracy compared with ICA ( 3 , 4 ). However, the solely anatomic assessment provided with both coronary CT angiography and ICA has poor discriminatory power for ischemia-inducing lesions...
October 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920997/rapid-and-highly-sensitive-detection-of-extracellular-and-intracellular-h2s-by-an-azide-functionalized-al-iii-based-metal-organic-framework
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Soutick Nandi, Helge Reinsch, Sooram Banesh, Norbert Stock, Vishal Trivedi, Shyam Biswas
A new, azide-functionalized Al(iii)-based metal-organic framework (MOF) denoted as CAU-10-N3 (1, CAU = Christian-Albrechts-University) and consisting of the 5-azido-isophthalic acid (H2IPA-N3) ligand was employed as a reaction-based fluorescent turn-on probe for the detection of H2S. The activated compound (1') showed fast, selective and highly sensitive sensing properties for extracellular H2S in HEPES buffer (10 mM, pH = 7.4). The material retained its high selectivity even in the presence of possibly competing biological species...
September 18, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915523/-biologic-reconstruction-of-full-sized-cartilage-defects-of-the-hip-a-guideline-from-the-dgou-group-clinical-tissue-regeneration-and-the-hip-committee-of-the-aga
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Stefan Fickert, Matthias Aurich, Dirk Albrecht, Peter Angele, Lorenz Büchler, Michael Dienst, Christoph Erggelet, Jürgen Fritz, Christoph Gebhart, Hans Gollwitzer, Moritz Kindler, Christoph Lampert, Henning Madry, Gregor Möckel, Phillip Niemeyer, Jörg Schröder, Christian Sobau, Gunter Spahn, Wolfgang Zinser, Stefan Landgraeber
Background Symptomatic pre-arthritic deformities such as femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) or hip dysplasia often lead to localised cartilage defects and subsequently to osteoarthritis. The present review of the working group "Clinical Tissue Regeneration" of the German Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma (DGOU) and the hip committee of the AGA (German speaking Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery) provides an overview of current knowledge of the diagnosis and surgical treatment of cartilage defects, in order to infer appropriate therapy recommendations for the hip...
September 15, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887662/coronary-artery-assessment-using-self-navigated-free-breathing-radial-whole-heart-magnetic-resonance-angiography-in-patients-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Moritz H Albrecht, Akos Varga-Szemes, U Joseph Schoepf, Georg Apfaltrer, Jiaqian Xu, Kwang-Nam Jin, Anthony M Hlavacek, Shahryar M Chowdhury, Pal Suranyi, Christian Tesche, Carlo N De Cecco, Davide Piccini, Matthias Stuber, Giulia Ginami, Thomas J Vogl, Arni Nutting
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate a self-navigated free-breathing three-dimensional (SNFB3D) radial whole-heart MRA technique for assessment of main coronary arteries (CAs) and side branches in patients with congenital heart disease (CHD). METHODS: SNFB3D-MRA datasets of 109 patients (20.1±11.8 years) were included. Three readers assessed the depiction of CA segments, diagnostic confidence in determining CA dominance, overall image quality and the ability to freeze cardiac and respiratory motion...
September 8, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883463/reovirus-inhibits-interferon-production-by-sequestering-irf3-into-viral-factories
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Megan L Stanifer, Christian Kischnick, Anja Rippert, Dorothee Albrecht, Steeve Boulant
Upon viral infection, an arms-race between the cellular intrinsic innate immune system and viral replication is established. To win this race, viruses have established multiple strategies to inhibit the cellular response. Mammalian reovirus (MRV) constitutes a great model to study pathogenesis and life cycle of dsRNA viruses. It replicates in the cytosol of infected cells by forming viral induced-replication compartments, or viral factories. Little is known about the strategy used by MRV to evade the cellular intrinsic immune system...
September 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844517/coronary-computed-tomographic-angiography-derived-fractional-flow-reserve-based-on-machine-learning-for-risk-stratification-of-non-culprit-coronary-narrowings-in-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndrome
#6
Taylor M Duguay, Christian Tesche, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart, Carlo N De Cecco, Han Lin, Moritz H Albrecht, Akos Varga-Szemes, Domenico De Santis, Ullrich Ebersberger, Richard R Bayer, Sheldon E Litwin, Ellen Hoffmann, Daniel H Steinberg, U Joseph Schoepf
This study investigated the prognostic value of coronary computed tomography angiography (cCTA)-derived fractional flow reserve (CT-FFR) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and multivessel disease to gauge significance and guide management of non-culprit lesions. We retrospectively analyzed data of 48 patients (56 ± 10 years, 60% men) who were admitted for symptoms suggestive of ACS and underwent dual-source cCTA followed by invasive coronary angiography with culprit lesion intervention. Culprit lesions were retrospectively identified on cCTA using images obtained during invasive coronary angiography...
July 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28823018/prevalence-and-nature-of-potential-drug-drug-interactions-among-kidney-transplant-patients-in-a-german-intensive-care-unit
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Julia Amkreutz, Alexander Koch, Lukas Buendgens, Anja Muehlfeld, Christian Trautwein, Albrecht Eisert
Background Complex polypharmacotherapy makes kidney transplant patients vulnerable to drug-drug interactions (DDIs). Objective To study prevalence and nature of potential DDIs (pDDIs) in kidney transplant patients. Setting Internal medicine ICU, University Hospital RWTH Aachen. Method In this retrospective observational study, pDDIs were identified in the first week after transplant from 1999 to 2010. Patients aged at least 18 years with prescription of at least two drugs were included. Patients with incomplete data were excluded...
August 19, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811340/type-iii-interferon-mediated-signaling-is-critical-for-controlling-live-attenuated-yellow-fever-virus-infection-in-vivo
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Florian Douam, Yentli E Soto Albrecht, Gabriela Hrebikova, Evita Sadimin, Christian Davidson, Sergei V Kotenko, Alexander Ploss
Yellow fever virus (YFV) is an arthropod-borne flavivirus, infecting ~200,000 people worldwide annually and causing about 30,000 deaths. The live attenuated vaccine strain, YFV-17D, has significantly contributed in controlling the global burden of yellow fever worldwide. However, the viral and host contributions to YFV-17D attenuation remain elusive. Type I interferon (IFN-α/β) signaling and type II interferon (IFN-γ) signaling have been shown to be mutually supportive in controlling YFV-17D infection despite distinct mechanisms of action in viral infection...
August 15, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804700/abridged-version-of-the-awmf-guideline-for-the-medical-clinical-diagnostics-of-indoor-mould-exposure-s2k-guideline-of-the-german-society-of-hygiene-environmental-medicine-and-preventive-medicine-ghup-in-collaboration-with-the-german-association-of-allergists
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Gerhard A Wiesmüller, Birger Heinzow, Ute Aurbach, Karl-Christian Bergmann, Albrecht Bufe, Walter Buzina, Oliver A Cornely, Steffen Engelhart, Guido Fischer, Thomas Gabrio, Werner Heinz, Caroline E W Herr, Jörg Kleine-Tebbe, Ludger Klimek, Martin Köberle, Herbert Lichtnecker, Thomas Lob-Corzilius, Rolf Merget, Norbert Mülleneisen, Dennis Nowak, Uta Rabe, Monika Raulf, Hans Peter Seidl, Jens-Oliver Steiß, Regine Szewszyk, Peter Thomas, Kerttu Valtanen, Julia Hurraß
This article is an abridged version of the AWMF mould guideline "Medical clinical diagnostics of indoor mould exposure" presented in April 2016 by the German Society of Hygiene, Environmental Medicine and Preventive Medicine (Gesellschaft für Hygiene, Umweltmedizin und Präventivmedizin, GHUP), in collaboration with the above-mentioned scientific medical societies, German and Austrian societies, medical associations and experts. Indoor mould growth is a potential health risk, even if a quantitative and/or causal relationship between the occurrence of individual mould species and health problems has yet to be established...
2017: Allergo Journal International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783704/constitutive-resistance-to-viral-infection-in-human-cd141-dendritic-cells
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Aymeric Silvin, Chun I Yu, Xavier Lahaye, Francesco Imperatore, Jean-Baptiste Brault, Sylvain Cardinaud, Christian Becker, Wing-Hong Kwan, Cécile Conrad, Mathieu Maurin, Christel Goudot, Santy Marques-Ladeira, Yuanyuan Wang, Virginia Pascual, Esperanza Anguiano, Randy A Albrecht, Matteo Iannacone, Adolfo García-Sastre, Bruno Goud, Marc Dalod, Arnaud Moris, Miriam Merad, A Karolina Palucka, Nicolas Manel
Dendritic cells (DCs) are critical for the launching of protective T cell immunity in response to viral infection. Viruses can directly infect DCs, thereby compromising their viability and suppressing their ability to activate immune responses. How DC function is maintained in light of this paradox is not understood. By analyzing the susceptibility of primary human DC subsets to viral infections, we report that CD141(+) DCs have an innate resistance to infection by a broad range of enveloped viruses, including HIV and influenza virus...
July 7, 2017: Science Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777146/qualitative-comparison-between-carrier-based-and-classical-tissue-microarrays
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Katharina Lisenko, Jonas Leichsenring, Christiane Zgorzelski, Rémi Longuespée, Rita Casadonte, Alexander Harms, Daniel Kazdal, Albrecht Stenzinger, Arne Warth, Mark Kriegsmann
Tissue microarrays (TMAs) are commonly used in biomarker research. To enhance the efficacy of TMAs and to avoid floating or folding of tissue cores, various improvements such as the application of carriers and melting techniques have been proposed. Compared with classical TMAs (cTMAs), carrier-based TMAs (cbTMAs) have been shown to have several advantages including sample handling and sectioning. Up to now, little is known about the efficacy and quality of cbTMAs compared with cTMAs. Thus, we set out to compare both types systematically...
August 2, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756086/iterative-beam-hardening-correction-with-advanced-modeled-iterative-reconstruction-in-low-voltage-ct-coronary-calcium-scoring-with-tin-filtration-impact-on-coronary-artery-calcium-quantification-and-image-quality
#12
Christian Tesche, Carlo N De Cecco, U Joseph Schoepf, Taylor M Duguay, Moritz H Albrecht, Damiano Caruso, Akos Varga-Szemes, Virginia W Lesslie, Ullrich Ebersberger, Christian Canstein, Christian Thilo, Ellen Hoffmann, Thomas Allmendinger, John W Nance
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the impact of iterative beam-hardening correction (IBHC) with advanced modeled iterative reconstruction (ADMIRE) of ultra-low radiation-dose tin filtered (Sn100 kVp) CACS acquisitions on image quality, calcium quantification, and risk classification. METHODS: CT data of 60 patients (55% male, age 62.3 ± 9.8years) who underwent a 3rd generation dual-source CACS scan using a prospectively ECG-triggered 100 kVp sequential acquisition protocol with tin filtration (Sn100 kVp) were reconstructed using IBHC with filtered back projection (FBP) and ADMIRE with strength levels of three and five...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754744/klb-encoding-%C3%AE-klotho-is-mutated-in-patients-with-congenital-hypogonadotropic-hypogonadism
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Cheng Xu, Andrea Messina, Emmanuel Somm, Hichem Miraoui, Tarja Kinnunen, James Acierno, Nicolas J Niederländer, Justine Bouilly, Andrew A Dwyer, Yisrael Sidis, Daniele Cassatella, Gerasimos P Sykiotis, Richard Quinton, Christian De Geyter, Mirjam Dirlewanger, Valérie Schwitzgebel, Trevor R Cole, Andrew A Toogood, Jeremy Mw Kirk, Lacey Plummer, Urs Albrecht, William F Crowley, Moosa Mohammadi, Manuel Tena-Sempere, Vincent Prevot, Nelly Pitteloud
Congenital hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (CHH) is a rare genetic form of isolated gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) deficiency caused by mutations in > 30 genes. Fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 (FGFR1) is the most frequently mutated gene in CHH and is implicated in GnRH neuron development and maintenance. We note that a CHH FGFR1 mutation (p.L342S) decreases signaling of the metabolic regulator FGF21 by impairing the association of FGFR1 with β-Klotho (KLB), the obligate co-receptor for FGF21. We thus hypothesized that the metabolic FGF21/KLB/FGFR1 pathway is involved in CHH Genetic screening of 334 CHH patients identified seven heterozygous loss-of-function KLB mutations in 13 patients (4%)...
July 28, 2017: EMBO Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734847/noise-optimized-virtual-monoenergetic-dual-energy-ct-improves-diagnostic-accuracy-for-the-detection-of-active-arterial-bleeding-of-the-abdomen
#14
Simon S Martin, Julian L Wichmann, Jan-Erik Scholtz, Doris Leithner, Tommaso D'Angelo, Hendrik Weyer, Christian Booz, Lukas Lenga, Thomas J Vogl, Moritz H Albrecht
PURPOSE: To evaluate diagnostic accuracy of a noise-optimized virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI+) reconstruction technique for detection of active arterial abdominal bleeding on dual-energy (DE) CT angiography compared with standard image reconstruction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: DE CT angiography data sets of 71 patients (46 men; age 63.6 y ± 13.3) with suspected arterial bleeding of the abdomen or pelvis were reconstructed with standard linearly blended (F_0.5), VMI+, and traditional virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI) algorithms in 10-keV increments from 40 to 100 keV...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716057/the-peripheral-and-central-humphrey-visual-field-morphological-changes-during-aging
#15
Paul Rutkowski, Christian Albrecht May
BACKGROUND: To define age-related changes in the visual field by comparing 'standard' central and unique peripheral visual field measurements in healthy volunteers. METHODS: In a single center, retrospective, Cross-sectional, observational study, 20 volunteers with no retinal diseases or risk factors, ranging in age between 30 and 94 years (four age groups: 30's, 50's, 70's, 90's) were measured in one eye (preferentially the right one) using a Humphrey visual field 24-2 and 60-4...
July 17, 2017: BMC Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704876/mesenteric-masses-on-2d-mode-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-a-retrospective-study-in-69-patients
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Corinna Trenker, Ehsan Safaei Zadeh, Golo Petzold, Christian Görg, Albrecht Neesse
Purpose Detection of mesenteric masses (MM) by 2 D ultrasound often causes a diagnostic dilemma, and histological confirmation is required for definite diagnosis. The value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the diagnosis of MMs has not been investigated before. Here, we retrospectively evaluate 2D-mode and CEUS patterns of 69 patients with histologically confirmed MMs. Materials and Methods Between January 2006 and January 2016, n = 69 patients were included in the study. Histopathological data, clinical data, 2D-mode ultrasound and CEUS enhancement were retrospectively analyzed...
July 13, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704392/redifferentiation-of-aged-human-articular-chondrocytes-by-combining-bone-morphogenetic-protein-2-and-melanoma-inhibitory-activity-protein-in-3d-culture
#17
Stephan Payr, Brigitte Tichy, Clemens Atteneder, Marc Michel, Thomas Tiefenboeck, Nikolaus Lang, Sylvia Nuernberger, Stefan Hajdu, Elizabeth Rosado-Balmayor, Stefan Marlovits, Christian Albrecht
Melanoma inhibitory activity (MIA) affects the differentiation to hyaline cartilage and can inhibit the osteogenic potential of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-2 in mesenchymal stem cells (MSC). The aim of this study was to investigate if MIA also inhibits the osteogenic potential of BMP-2 in human articular chondrocytes during redifferentiation, which may lead to a higher grade of differentiation without calcification. HAC of four female patients (mean age: 73.75 ±6.98) were seeded into 3D culture for 28 days; after adding the recombinant proteins, four groups were formed (Control, BMP-2, MIA, BMP-2+MIA)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704242/long-term-clinical-outcome-after-implantation-of-the-self-expandable-stentys-stent-in-a-large-multicenter-cohort
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Luise Gaede, Christoph Liebetrau, Oliver Dörr, Johannes Blumenstein, Albrecht Elsässer, Christian W Hamm, Helge Möllmann, Christian Schlundt, Holger M Nef, Stephan Achenbach
OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to retrospectively evaluate the long-term clinical outcome after implantation of the self-expandable (SE) STENTYS stent in a large multicenter cohort. BACKGROUND: Incomplete stent apposition is known to cause higher rates of myocardial infarction (MI) and stent thrombosis. Because of its self-expanding features, the SE STENTYS stent adapts to the vessel wall and is therefore expected to minimize malapposition and therefore the rates of MI and stent thrombosis...
July 12, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684024/germany-s-expanding-role-in-global-health
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Ilona Kickbusch, Christian Franz, Anna Holzscheiter, Iris Hunger, Albrecht Jahn, Carsten Köhler, Oliver Razum, Jean-Olivier Schmidt
Germany has become a visible actor in global health in the past 10 years. In this Series paper, we describe how this development complements a broad change in perspective in German foreign policy. Catalysts for this shift have been strong governmental leadership, opportunities through G7 and G20 presidencies, and Germany's involvement in managing the Ebola virus disease outbreak. German global health engagement has four main characteristics that are congruent with the health agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals; it is rooted in human rights, multilateralism, the Bismarck model of social protection, and a link between development and investment on the basis of its own development trajectory after World War 2...
July 3, 2017: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678784/personalized-rna-mutanome-vaccines-mobilize-poly-specific-therapeutic-immunity-against-cancer
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Ugur Sahin, Evelyna Derhovanessian, Matthias Miller, Björn-Philipp Kloke, Petra Simon, Martin Löwer, Valesca Bukur, Arbel D Tadmor, Ulrich Luxemburger, Barbara Schrörs, Tana Omokoko, Mathias Vormehr, Christian Albrecht, Anna Paruzynski, Andreas N Kuhn, Janina Buck, Sandra Heesch, Katharina H Schreeb, Felicitas Müller, Inga Ortseifer, Isabel Vogler, Eva Godehardt, Sebastian Attig, Richard Rae, Andrea Breitkreuz, Claudia Tolliver, Martin Suchan, Goran Martic, Alexander Hohberger, Patrick Sorn, Jan Diekmann, Janko Ciesla, Olga Waksmann, Alexandra-Kemmer Brück, Meike Witt, Martina Zillgen, Andree Rothermel, Barbara Kasemann, David Langer, Stefanie Bolte, Mustafa Diken, Sebastian Kreiter, Romina Nemecek, Christoffer Gebhardt, Stephan Grabbe, Christoph Höller, Jochen Utikal, Christoph Huber, Carmen Loquai, Özlem Türeci
T cells directed against mutant neo-epitopes drive cancer immunity. However, spontaneous immune recognition of mutations is inefficient. We recently introduced the concept of individualized mutanome vaccines and implemented an RNA-based poly-neo-epitope approach to mobilize immunity against a spectrum of cancer mutations. Here we report the first-in-human application of this concept in melanoma. We set up a process comprising comprehensive identification of individual mutations, computational prediction of neo-epitopes, and design and manufacturing of a vaccine unique for each patient...
July 13, 2017: Nature
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