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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/28926173/excellent-outcomes-in-combined-liver-kidney-transplantation-impact-of-kdpi-and-delayed-kidney-transplantation
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Burcin Ekser, Richard S Mangus, Chandrashekhar A Kubal, John A Powelson, Jonathan A Fridell, William C Goggins
The positive impact of delayed kidney transplantation (KT) on patient survival for combined liver-KT (CLKT) has already been demonstrated by our group. The purpose of this study is to identify whether the quality of the kidneys (based on KDPI) or the delayed approach KT contributes to improved patient survival. 130 CLKT were performed between 2002-2015; 69 with simultaneous KT (Group S) and 61 with delayed KT (Group D) (performed as a second operation with a mean cold ischemia time [CIT] of 50±15h). All patients were categorized according to the KDPI score; 1-33%, 34-66%, and 67-99%...
September 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926171/biliary-reconstructive-techniques-and-associated-anatomic-variants-in-adult-living-donor-liver-transplants-the-a2all-experience
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Talia B Baker, Michael A Zimmerman, Nathan P Goodrich, Benjamin Samstein, Elizabeth A Pomfret, James J Pomposelli, Brenda W Gillespie, Carl L Berg, Jean C Emond, Robert M Merion
INTRODUCTION: Living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is a technically demanding endeavor, requiring command of the complex anatomy of partial liver grafts. We examined the influence of anatomic variation and reconstruction technique on surgical outcomes and graft survival in the nine-center A2ALL Study. METHODS: Data from 272 adult LDLT recipients (2011-2015) included details on anatomic characteristics and types of intraoperative biliary reconstruction. Associations were tested between reconstruction technique and complications, which included first biliary complication ([BC]; leak, stricture, or biloma) and first vascular complication (hepatic artery thrombosis [HAT] or portal vein thrombosis [PVT])...
September 19, 2017: Liver Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926002/polygenic-loading-for-major-depression-is-associated-with-specific-medical-comorbidity
#4
T H McCoy, V M Castro, L Snapper, K Hart, J L Januzzi, J C Huffman, R H Perlis
Major depressive disorder frequently co-occurs with medical disorders, raising the possibility of shared genetic liability. Recent identification of 15 novel genetic loci associated with depression allows direct investigation of this question. In cohorts of individuals participating in biobanks at two academic medical centers, we calculated polygenic loading for risk loci reported to be associated with depression. We then examined the association between such loading and 50 groups of clinical diagnoses, or topics, drawn from these patients' electronic health records, determined using a novel application of latent Dirichilet allocation...
September 19, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925731/detection-of-metabolic-pattern-following-decompressive-craniectomy-in-severe-traumatic-brain-injury-a-microdialysis-study
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Deepak Gupta, Raghav Singla, Anna T Mazzeo, Eric B Schnieder, Vivek Tandon, S S Kale, A K Mahapatra
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to detect mitochondrial dysfunction and ischaemia in severe traumatic brain injury and their relationship with outcome. METHODS: Forty-one patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) who underwent decompressive craniectomy were prospectively monitored with intracerebral microdialysis catheters (MD). Variables related to energy metabolism were studied using microdialysis. RESULTS: Twentysix patients (63...
September 19, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925322/unusual-intramural-coronary-artery-with-vertical-course-complicating-an-arterial-switch-operation
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Lok Sinha, Richard A Jonas, Pranava Sinha
Intramural coronary arteries in patients with d-transposition of the great arteries (d-TGA) usually arise from the opposite sinus of Valsalva and traverse horizontally across the posterior/facing commissure before emerging externally from the appropriate sinus of Valsalva. Failure to make appropriate technical modifications during coronary transfer can result in an important risk of posttransfer ischemia. We report a case with an unusual course of an intramural left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery in a patient with d-TGA, with origin at the mid ascending aorta and a vertical intramural course, increasing the susceptibility to injury during an arterial switch operation (ASO)...
January 1, 2017: World Journal for Pediatric & Congenital Heart Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925017/early-treatment-with-resolvin-e1-facilitates-myocardial-recovery-from-ischemia-in-mice
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Guizhu Liu, Qian Liu, Yujun Shen, Deping Kong, Yanjun Gong, Bo Tao, Guilin Chen, Shumin Guo, Juanjuan Li, Shengkai Zuo, Yu Yu, Huiyong Yin, Li Zhang, Bin Zhou, Colin D Funk, Jian Zhang, Ying Yu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: An appropriate inflammatory response is necessary for cardiac healing after acute myocardial infarction (MI). Resolvin E1 (RvE1) is an anti-inflammatory and pro-resolution lipid mediator derived from eicosapentaenoic acid. The purpose of this study was to investigate the potential effects of RvE1 on cardiac function recovery after MI in mice. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Acute MI was induced by surgical ligation of the left anterior descending artery (LAD) in mice...
September 19, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924874/predictive-parameters-for-clinical-outcome-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-who-underwent-percutaneous-transluminal-angioplasty-pta-a-systematic-review
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Sanne M Schreuder, Yvette M G A Hendrix, Jim A Reekers, Shandra Bipat
PURPOSE: To identify possible risk factors in predicting clinical outcome in critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients undergoing percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were searched for studies analyzing CLI and clinical outcome after PTA from January 2006 to April 2017. Outcome measures were ulcer healing, amputation free survival (AFS)/limb salvage and overall survival. Data on predictive factors for ulcer healing, AFS/limb salvage and survival were extracted...
September 18, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924442/laser-induced-choroidal-neovascularizations-clinical-study-of-3-cases
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Wipada Laovirojjanakul, Thuss Sanguansak, Yosanan Yospaiboon, Supat Sinawat, Suthasinee Sinawat
BACKGROUND: We report 3 patients with laser-induced choroidal neovascularization (CNV). METHOD: Retrospective, observational case series. Medical charts and photographs were reviewed. RESULTS: Two patients with central serous chorioretinopathy who developed iatrogenic CNV after focal laser photocoagulation were treated with intravitreal ranibizumab injections. One patient with CNV secondary to thermal laser photocoagulation for diabetic macular edema was treated with photodynamic therapy (PDT)...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924179/detrimental-effect-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-induced-autophagy-on-multiterritory-perforator-flap-survival-in-rats
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Long Wang, Zhicheng Jin, Jieke Wang, Shao Chen, Li Dai, Dingsheng Lin, Lingfeng Wu, Weiyang Gao
Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) plays a key role in angiogenesis, improves flap survival, and activates autophagy. The effect of HIF-1α-induced autophagy is still debatable. Thus, we investigated the effect of HIF-1α-induced autophagy on multiterritory perforator flap survival. In this study, 99 male Sprague-Dawley rats received multiterritory perforator flap procedure and were divided into three groups with 33 each. The dimethyloxalylglycine (DMOG) plus 3-methyladenine (3-MA) group received intraperitoneal injection of DMOG (40 mg/kg) and 3-MA (10 mg/kg)...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924110/bloody-bronchial-cast-formation-due-to-alveolar-hemorrhage-associated-with-h1n1-influenza-infection
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Yohei Okada, Asami Okada, Hiromichi Narumiya, Ryoji Iiduka, Kanade Katsura
A previously healthy 55-year-old man with H1N1 influenza A presented with severe respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. Following the return of spontaneous circulation, venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation was required to maintain oxygenation. On day 2, bronchoscopy revealed a bloody bronchial cast obstructing the right main bronchus. A pathological examination revealed that it was composed of intrabronchial and intra-alveolar hemorrhagic tissue. Unfortunately, the patient died due to severe brain ischemia; a subsequent autopsy revealed marked alveolar hemorrhage...
September 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924087/menhaden-oil-rich-diet-and-experimental-renal-damage-due-to-ischemia-reperfusion
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Georgina P Ossani, Ariel R Marcotegui, Ana M Uceda, Alberto J Monserrat, Nestor R Lago, Juan C Perazzo
Renal necrosis can be induced in weanling rats due to choline deficient diet. Menhaden oil has a protective effect against the development of renal necrosis in choline deficient weanling rats. The aim of this work was to determine the effects of menhaden oil in a model of acute kidney injury due to ischemia reperfusion. Wistar rats were divided into two groups and fed vegetable oils or menhaden oil as lipids. Unilateral renal ischemia was performed for 30 minutes and animals were sacrificed 48 hours later. Histopathological examination showed no significant differences between groups...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Oleo Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923845/high-sensitivity-cardiac-troponin-i-as-a-gatekeeper-for-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-and-stress-testing-in-patients-with-acute-chest-pain
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Maros Ferencik, Thomas Mayrhofer, Michael T Lu, Pamela K Woodard, Quynh A Truong, W Frank Peacock, Fabian Bamberg, Benjamin C Sun, Jerome L Fleg, John T Nagurney, James E Udelson, Wolfgang Koenig, James L Januzzi, Udo Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Most patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with suspected acute coronary syndrome (ACS) undergo noninvasive cardiac testing with a low diagnostic yield. We determined whether a combination of high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) and cardiovascular risk factors might improve selection of patients for cardiac testing. METHODS: We included patients from the Rule Out Myocardial Infarction/Ischemia Using Computer Assisted Tomography (ROMICAT) I and II trials who presented to the ED with acute chest pain and were referred for cardiac testing...
September 18, 2017: Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923791/gja1-20k-arranges-actin-to-guide-cx43-delivery-to-cardiac-intercalated-discs
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Wassim A Basheer, Shaohua Xiao, Irina Epifantseva, Ying Fu, Andre G Kleber, TingTing Hong, Robin M Shaw
Rationale: Delivery of connexin 43 (Cx43) to the intercalated disc is a continuous and rapid process critical for intercellular coupling. By a pathway of targeted delivery involving microtubule highways, vesicles of Cx43 hemichannels are efficiently trafficked to adherens junctions at intercalated discs. It has also been identified that actin provides rest stops for Cx43 forward trafficking, and that Cx43 has a 20kDa internally translated small C-terminus isoform (GJA1-20k) which is required for full-length Cx43 trafficking, but by an unknown mechanism...
September 18, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923654/case-report-of-extensive-isolated-spontaneous-celiac-trunk-dissection-after-liver-transplantation
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K Iwaki, S Yagi, T Iida, E Ogawa, Y Masano, T Tajima, S Okumura, G Yamamoto, N Kamo, K Taura, T Kaido, S Uemoto
Arterial dissection is a rare complication after liver transplantation (LT). We report a case of extensive isolated spontaneous celiac trunk dissection (ISCTD) up to the proper hepatic artery, left gastric artery, and splenic artery after living donor liver transplantation. A 48-year-old woman with cryptogenic liver cirrhosis underwent living donor liver transplantation. Intraoperative and postoperative Doppler ultrasound revealed sufficient flow in the hepatic artery, portal vein, and hepatic vein. On postoperative day (POD) 10, Doppler ultrasound showed reduction of hepatic arterial flow...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923652/orthotopic-kidney-transplantation-in-the-rat-with-the-use-of-a-sleeve-arterial-anastomosis-method-and-a-modified-stenting-technique-for-renal-veins
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Z-D Jin, L-N Xue, L-S Peng
BACKGROUND: We describe a simple and reliable orthotopic kidney transplantation method in rats with the use of sleeve arterial anastomosis and a modified stenting technique for anastomosis of the renal vein (RV). METHODS: Male Fischer and Lewis rats were used as kidney donors and recipients, respectively, and their left kidneys were harvested in situ. In the control rats (n = 30), the renal artery (RA) and RV anastomoses were performed end-to-end with interrupted sutures by means of the conventional technique...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923649/hypothermic-machine-perfusion-s-protection-on-porcine-kidney-graft-uncovers-greater-akt-erk-phosphorylation
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N He, J-H Li, J-J Jia, K-D Xu, Y-F Zhou, L Jiang, H-H Lu, S-Y Yin, H-Y Xie, L Zhou, S-S Zheng
BACKGROUND: To investigate the potential mechanisms of hypothermic machine perfusion (HMP)'s beneficial effects on kidney graft over static cold storage (SCS) in vitro. METHODS: Ten kidneys of 5 Bama miniature male pigs were paired into 2 groups: SCS group and HMP group. Preservation solutions were taken at 0, 1, 3, and 6 hours for the measurement of K(+), Na(+), Cl(-), blood urea nitrogen (BUN), creatinine (Cr), and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) using the standard laboratory methods...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923648/octreotide-ameliorates-renal-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-via-antioxidation-and-anti-inflammation
#18
Z Xu, K Zhao, P Han, X Qi, W Zhang, T Niu
Oxidative stress, calcium overload, inflammation, cellular necrosis, and apoptosis are implicated in renal ischemic/reperfusion injury (RIRI). Because octreotide (OCT) is protective in retinal IRI, the effect of OCT on mouse RIRI and the mechanisms involved were investigated. The RIRI model was induced in male C57BL/6 mice, and the mice were then treated with saline or OCT. Serum and kidneys were subjected to periodic acid-Schiff staining, terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling assay, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, western blotting, and immunohistochemistry...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923618/impact-of-induction-therapy-on-delayed-graft-function-following-kidney-transplantation-in-mated-kidneys
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T Butler, N Hayde
BACKGROUND: Delayed graft function (DGF) is defined as the need for dialysis within 1 week of transplantation and occurs in 20%-50% of deceased-donor kidney transplant recipients. Although recovery from DGF often occurs within a few days, many cases may take weeks to months before the transplant function begins. The delay in function increases the complexity of recipient care, makes the diagnosis of acute rejection more difficult, prolongs length of stay, and increases hospital costs...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923584/seeing-the-difference-painless-progressive-vision-loss-in-a-vasculopath
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Jenny L Lauschke, Katherine Masselos, Jennifer Sandbach, Clare L Fraser
A 78-year-old Caucasian man with significant vascular disease reported sudden onset of worsened vision during a routine wound-care appointment for non-healing necrotic leg ulcers. He described painless blurring of vision with grey scotomas in his RE, his only well-seeing eye, following trauma to the LE as a child. He presented with retinal ischemia, a cotton-wool spot and optic nerve swelling. Temporal artery biopsy showed myxoid degeneration and extensive calcium deposition which also was shown on imaging throughout his carotid and vertebral arterial system, the clinical picture of calciphylaxis...
September 15, 2017: Survey of Ophthalmology
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