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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241369/transanal-evisceration-of-the-small-bowel-report-of-a-case
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Dimitrios Prassas, Dirk Stunneck, Thomas-Marten Rolfs, Franz-Josef Schumacher
Transanal intestinal evisceration is an extremely rare pathologic condition. Its presentation is quite dramatic as it involves the small bowel eviscerating through a rectal wall defect intraluminally and exiting transanally. We present the case of a 91-year-old female with history of rectal bleeding due to local ischemia of the anterior rectal wall, who presented to us with intestinal loops extruding through the anus. The patient underwent prompt surgical intervention with segmental small bowel resection, resection of the rectum, and construction of an end colostomy, with a smooth postoperative recovery...
February 27, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241318/the-nicotinic-cholinergic-pathway-contributes-to-retinal-neovascularization-in-a-mouse-model-of-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Sean F Hackett, Christopher Seidel, Sheena Abraham, Rishi Chadha, Seth D Fortmann, Peter A Campochiaro, John P Cooke
Purpose: To investigate the role of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) in retinal vascular development and ischemia-induced retinal neovascularization (NV). Methods: The expression of nAChR subtypes and VEGF signaling pathway components was assessed in mice with and without oxygen-induced ischemic retinopathy by comparing expression levels at postnatal day (P) 14 and P17 in mice exposed to 75% oxygen from P7 to P12 and returned to room air versus mice pups that were exposed to ambient oxygen levels during the same period...
February 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241234/laparoscopic-total-pancreatectomy-with-islet-autotransplantation-and-intraoperative-islet-separation-as-a-treatment-for-patients-with-chronic-pancreatitis
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Caleb J Fan, Kenzo Hirose, Christi M Walsh, Michael Quartuccio, Niraj M Desai, Vikesh K Singh, Rita R Kalyani, Daniel S Warren, Zhaoli Sun, Marie N Hanna, Martin A Makary
Importance: Pain management of patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP) can be challenging. Laparoscopy has been associated with markedly reduced postoperative pain but has not been widely applied to total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation (TPIAT). Objective: To examine the feasibility of using laparoscopic TPIAT (L-TPIAT) in the treatment of CP. Design, Setting, and Participants: Thirty-two patients with CP presented for TPIAT at a tertiary hospital from January 1, 2013, through December 31, 2015...
February 22, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241134/risk-of-ischemic-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack-is-increased-up-to-90-days-after-non-carotid-and-non-cardiac-surgery
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Armin J Grau, Martin Eicke, Christoph Burmeister, Roland Hardt, Eberhard Schmitt, Sieghard Dienlin
BACKGROUND: The risk of stroke after cardiac and carotid surgery is well established. In contrast, stroke risk in association with non-cardiac and non-carotid surgery and its time course are insufficiently known. We investigated the prevalence of recent and planned surgery among patients with stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA), time dependency of stroke risk, stroke etiology, and interruption of antithrombotic medication in association with surgery. METHODS: Data on type and date of surgery and similar interventions within the last year or planned for the next 2 weeks were anonymously collected together with demographic data, vascular risk factors, stroke severity, handicap before stroke and stroke etiology within a state-wide, mandatory, hospital-based acute stroke care quality monitoring project (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany) for 1 year (2010)...
February 28, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28241122/numerical-investigation-of-vasospasm-detection-by-extracranial-blood-velocity-ratios
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Jaiyoung Ryu, Nerissa Ko, Xiao Hu, Shawn C Shadden
BACKGROUND: Early diagnosis of vasospasm following subarachnoid hemorrhage can prevent cerebral ischemia and improve neurological outcomes. This study numerically evaluates the relevance of extracranial blood velocity indices to detect vasospasm. METHODS: A numerical model of cerebral blood flow was used to evaluate the hemodynamics associated with anterior and posterior vasospasm under normal and impaired cerebral autoregulation conditions. Extracranial blood velocities at the carotid and vertebral arteries and their ratios between ipsilateral and contralateral, anterior and posterior, and downstream and upstream arteries were monitored during vasospasm progression...
February 28, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240881/organic-semiconducting-nanoparticles-as-an-efficient-photoacoustic-agent-for-lightening-early-thrombus-and-monitoring-thrombolysis-in-living-mice
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Cao Cui, Zhen Yang, Xiang Hu, Jinjun Wu, Kangquan Shou, Hengheng Ma, Chao Jian, Yong Zhao, Baiwen Qi, Xiaoming Hu, Aixi Yu, Quli Fan
Acute Venous thrombosis is prevalent and potentially fatal. Accurate diagnosis of early thrombus is needed for patients in timely clinical intervention to prevent life-threatening conditions. Photoacoustic imaging (PAI) with excellent spatial resolution and high optical contrast shows more promising for this purpose. However, its application is dramatically limited by its signal-off effect on thrombus because of the ischemia in thrombus which lacks endogenous photoacoustic (PA) signal of haemoglobin. To address this dilemma, we herein report the feasibility of using organic semiconducting NPs for contrast-enhanced PAI of thrombus in living mice...
February 27, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240643/heart-allograft-preservation-an-arduous-journey-from-the-donor-to-the-recipient
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Michiel Erasmus, Arne Neyrink, Mario Sabatino, Luciano Potena
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The discrepancy between needs and availability of organs for heart transplantation may be partially reduced by improving the utilization of organs currently deemed unsuitable. Strategies to achieve this goal need optimization of the entire process of organ procurement, transportation, and functional recovery after transplant. RECENT FINDINGS: In the latest years, several studies reported improvements in organ utilization after appropriate donor management, and management of heart transportation is approaching a new era...
February 24, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240525/infrapopliteal-calcification-patterns-in-critical-limb-ischemia-diagnostic-pathologic-and-therapeutic-implications-in-the-search-for-the-endovascular-holy-grail
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Jihad A Mustapha, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, Fadi Saab
Critical limb ischemia (CLI) represents the terminal stage of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and is characterized by multilevel and multivessel disease. Amongst patients with infrainguinal disease, approximately one third have predominantly isolated infrapopliteal disease and the remaining two thirds, a combination of femoropopliteal and infrapopliteal disease. Isolated infrapopliteal disease is mainly seen in the elderly, diabetic, or dialysis-dependent patients. These patients have higher risk of amputation and shorter amputation-free survival...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240384/toward-hydrogen-sulfide-based-therapeutics-critical-drug-delivery-and-developability-issues
#9
REVIEW
Yueqin Zheng, Bingchen Yu, Ladie Kimberly De La Cruz, Manjusha Roy Choudhury, Abiodun Anifowose, Binghe Wang
Hydrogen sulfide (H2 S), together with nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO), belongs to the gasotransmitter family and plays important roles in mammals as a signaling molecule. Many studies have also shown the various therapeutic effects of H2 S, which include protection against myocardial ischemia injury, cytoprotection against oxidative stress, mediation of neurotransmission, inhibition of insulin signaling, regulation of inflammation, inhibition of the hypoxia-inducible pathway, and dilation of blood vessels...
February 27, 2017: Medicinal Research Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239949/temporal-trends-in-peripheral-arterial-interventions-observations-from-the-blue-cross-blue-shield-of-michigan-cardiovascular-consortium-bmc2-pvi
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Michael P Thomas, Yeo Jung Park, Scott Grey, Theodore L Schreiber, Hitinder S Gurm, Dale Leffler, Thomas P Davis, Peter Henke, Paul Michael Grossman
OBJECTIVES: The aim is to examine trends in procedural indication, arterial beds treated, and device usage in peripheral arterial interventions (PVIs). BACKGROUND: There is little data on indication, vascular beds treated and devices utilized for peripheral arterial interventions. METHODS: We used data from 43 hospitals participating in the BMC2 VIC registry. PVIs were separated by year and divided by arterial segment. Lower extremity PVIs were subclassified as having been performed for claudication or critical limb ischemia (CLI)...
February 27, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239809/association-between-the-plasma-levels-of-ima-and-coronary-atherosclerotic-plaque-burden-and-ischemic-burden-in-early-phase-of-non-st-segment-elevation-acute-coronary-syndromes
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T Turan, A R Akyüz, S Sahin, S Kul, A S Yilmaz, F Kara, S O Mentese, A Ç Aykan, S Demir, S Celik, S C Karahan
OBJECTIVE: Ischemia-modified albumin (IMA), a novel biochemical marker, is known to reflect ischemia in early phases of acute coronary syndrome (ACS). In the present study, we evaluated the role of IMA on the prediction of coronary atherosclerotic plaque burden and ischemic burden in patients with non-ST-segment-elevation acute coronary syndromes (NSTEACS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ninety-six consecutive NSTEACS patients presented within the first three hours of symptom onset were prospectively enrolled in this study...
February 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239650/mitophagy-and-mitochondrial-biogenesis-in-atrial-tissue-of-patients-undergoing-heart-surgery-with-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Allen M Andres, Kyle C Tucker, Amandine Thomas, David J R Taylor, David Sengstock, Salik M Jahania, Reza Dabir, Somayeh Pourpirali, Jamelle A Brown, David G Westbrook, Scott W Ballinger, Robert M Mentzer, Roberta A Gottlieb
Mitophagy occurs during ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) and limits oxidative stress and injury. Mitochondrial turnover was assessed in patients undergoing cardiac surgery involving cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Paired biopsies of right atrial appendage before initiation and after weaning from CPB were processed for protein analysis, mitochondrial DNA/nuclear DNA ratio (mtDNA:nucDNA ratio), mtDNA damage, mRNA, and polysome profiling. Mitophagy in the post-CPB samples was evidenced by decreased levels of mitophagy adapters NDP52 and optineurin in whole tissue lysate, decreased Opa1 long form, and translocation of Parkin to the mitochondrial fraction...
February 23, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239409/iroa-international-register-of-open-abdomen-preliminary-results
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Federico Coccolini, Giulia Montori, Marco Ceresoli, Fausto Catena, Rao Ivatury, Michael Sugrue, Massimo Sartelli, Paola Fugazzola, Davide Corbella, Francesco Salvetti, Ionut Negoi, Monica Zese, Savino Occhionorelli, Stefano Maccatrozzo, Sergei Shlyapnikov, Christian Galatioto, Massimo Chiarugi, Zaza Demetrashvili, Daniele Dondossola, Yovcho Yovtchev, Orestis Ioannidis, Giuseppe Novelli, Mirco Nacoti, Desmond Khor, Kenji Inaba, Demetrios Demetriades, Torsten Kaussen, Asri Che Jusoh, Wagih Ghannam, Boris Sakakushev, Ohad Guetta, Agron Dogjani, Stefano Costa, Sandeep Singh, Dimitrios Damaskos, Arda Isik, Kuo-Ching Yuan, Francesco Trotta, Stefano Rausei, Aleix Martinez-Perez, Giovanni Bellanova, Vinicius Cordeiro Fonseca, Fernando Hernández, Athanasios Marinis, Wellington Fernandes, Martha Quiodettis, Miklosh Bala, Andras Vereczkei, Rafael L Curado, Gustavo Pereira Fraga, Bruno M Pereira, Mahir Gachabayov, Guillermo Perez Chagerben, Miguel Leon Arellano, Sefa Ozyazici, Gianluca Costa, Tugan Tezcaner, Luca Ansaloni
BACKGROUND: No definitive data about open abdomen (OA) epidemiology and outcomes exist. The World Society of Emergency Surgery (WSES) and the Panamerican Trauma Society (PTS) promoted the International Register of Open Abdomen (IROA). METHODS: A prospective observational cohort study including patients with an OA treatment. Data were recorded on a web platform (Clinical Registers®) through a dedicated website: www.clinicalregisters.org. RESULTS: Four hundred two patients enrolled...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239054/critical-care-management-focused-on-optimizing-brain-function-after-cardiac-arrest
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Ryuta Nakashima, Toru Hifumi, Kenya Kawakita, Tomoya Okazaki, Satoshi Egawa, Akihiko Inoue, Ryutaro Seo, Nobuhiro Inagaki, Yasuhiro Kuroda
The discussion of neurocritical care management in post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS) has generally focused on target values used for targeted temperature management (TTM). There has been less attention paid to target values for systemic and cerebral parameters to minimize secondary brain damage in PCAS. And the neurologic indications for TTM to produce a favorable neurologic outcome remain to be determined. Critical care management of PCAS patients is fundamental and essential for both cardiologists and general intensivists to improve neurologic outcome, because definitive therapy of PCAS includes both special management of the cause of cardiac arrest, such as coronary intervention to ischemic heart disease, and intensive management of the results of cardiac arrest, such as ventilation strategies to avoid brain ischemia...
February 24, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238830/blood-brain-barrier-disruption-was-less-under-isoflurane-than-pentobarbital-anesthesia-via-a-pi3k-akt-pathway-in-early-cerebral-ischemia
#15
Oak Z Chi, Scott J Mellender, Geza K Kiss, Xia Liu, Harvey R Weiss
One of the important factors altering the degree of blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption in cerebral ischemia is the anesthetic used. The phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt signaling pathway has been reported to be involved in modulating BBB permeability and in isoflurane induced neuroprotection. This study was performed to compare the degree of BBB disruption in focal cerebral ischemia under isoflurane vs pentobarbital anesthesia and to determine whether inhibition of PI3K/Akt would affect the disruption in the early stage of focal cerebral ischemia...
February 23, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238218/vagal-nerve-stimulation-reduces-infarct-size-via-a-mechanism-involving-the-alpha-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-and-down-regulation-of-cardiac-and-vascular-arginase
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Attila Kiss, Yahor Tratsiakovich, Ali Mahdi, Jiangning Yang, Adrian T Gonon, Bruno K Podesser, John Pernow
AIMS: Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) protects from myocardial and vascular injury following myocardial ischemia and reperfusion (IR) via a mechanism involving activation of alpha-7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (α7 nAChR) and reduced inflammation. Arginase is involved in development of myocardial IR injury driven by inflammatory mediators. The aim of the study was to clarify whether VNS downregulates myocardial and vascular arginase via a mechanism involving activation of α7 nAChR following myocardial IR METHODS: Anaesthetized rats were randomized to (1) sham operated, (2) control IR (30 min ischemia and 2 h reperfusion, (3) VNS throughout IR, (4) the arginase inhibitor nor-NOHA+IR, (5) nor-NOHA+VNS+IR, (6) selective α7 nAChR blockade by methyllycaconitine (MLA) followed by VNS throughout IR and (7) MLA+IR...
February 26, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238163/use-of-rivaroxaban-in-patients-with-stroke
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REVIEW
Danilo Toni, Antonio Carolei, Valeria Caso, Domenico Consoli, Massimo Del Sette, Domenico Inzitari, Maurizio Melis, Giuseppe Micieli, Leandro Provinciali, Stefano Ricci, Paola Santalucia, Vito Toso
Rivaroxaban, an inhibitor of Factor Xa, is a direct oral anti-coagulant that has been found to be non-inferior to warfarin in preventing cerebral ischemia in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and in the subgroup of patients with a history of the previous stroke or transient ischemic attack. Vascular neurologists in daily clinical practice may encounter patients taking rivaroxaban or patients who may benefit from its use. In this paper, we review the current clinical indications, contraindications, and clinical management guidelines for rivaroxaban while providing a special focus on neurological aspects and expert opinions on rivaroxaban therapy management in various situations that a neurologist may encounter when treating patients with an ischemic stroke (including those requiring intravenous or intra-arterial reperfusion therapy) and patients with an intracerebral hemorrhage...
February 25, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238004/effects-of-therapeutic-hypothermia-for-neuroprotection-from-the-viewpoint-of-redox-regulation
#18
REVIEW
Nobuyuki Nosaka, Ayumi Okada, Hirokazu Tsukahara
Redox regulation has recently been recognized as an important factor in acute illnesses as well as in chronic diseases. It has also become a target for neuroprotection in acute intensive care. Despite its well-known therapeutic effects, therapeutic hypothermia has recently been re-evaluated for its potential use in emergency and critical care medicine. Hypothermia is an undesirable physiological condition that can increase oxidative stress and decrease anti-oxidative potency. However, many studies have shown that under ischemia/reperfusion conditions, therapeutic hypothermia actually suppresses enhanced oxidative stress and maintains or increases anti-oxidative potency...
February 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237895/anticoagulation-practices-and-the-prevalence-of-major-bleeding-thromboembolic-events-and-mortality-in-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Eric Sy, Michael C Sklar, Laurence Lequier, Eddy Fan, Hussein D Kanji
PURPOSE: The purpose was to evaluate the safety of anticoagulation in venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO). DESIGN: We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis using multiple electronic databases. Studies were from 1977 to September 27, 2016. We evaluated the effect of anticoagulation in VA-ECMO on outcomes including major bleeding, thromboembolic events, and in-hospital mortality using a random effects model meta-analysis. RESULTS: Twenty-six studies (1496 patients) were included...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237799/neuroprotective-effects-of-genistein-3-sodium-sulfonate-on-focal-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
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Liangdong Li, Jinghua Xue, Ruizhen Liu, Xiao Li, Lijuan Lai, Jiali Xie, Zhihua Huang, Cheng Huang
In order to improve the poor water solubility of genistein (4', 5, 7-trihydroxyisoflavone), which is extracted from food sources such as tofu, soybeans, and kudzu, we sulfonated genistein to synthesize a relatively more water-soluble compound, namely genistein-3'-sodium sulfonate (GSS). Our previous studies demonstrate that GSS protects cortical neurons from injury induced by focal cerebral ischemia. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying this protective effect remain unclear. We aimed to investigate the protective effect and potential molecular mechanisms of action of GSS in rat glutamate-induced cortical neuron injury in vitro and middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in vivo models...
February 22, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
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