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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330703/association-between-atrial-ventricular-and-vascular-morphofunctional-alterations-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Alessandro Maloberti, Marta Riva, Marijana Tadic, Carlo Valena, Paolo Villa, Ilenia Boggioni, Maria Rosa Pozzi, Guido Grassi
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) represents a risk of non-fatal and cardiovascular events. The aim of the present study was to evaluate simultaneously left and right atrial and ventricular function, as well as arterial stiffness, in RA patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 55 consecutive RA patients and 55 healthy age and gender-matched controls. Blood pressure and arterial stiffness were assessed in all participants, who also underwent a complete echocardiographic examination...
January 12, 2018: High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention: the Official Journal of the Italian Society of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328516/ultrasonographic-demonstration-of-intraneural-neovascularization-after-penetrating-nerve-injury
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Zsuzsanna Arányi, Anita Csillik, Katalin Dévay, Maja Rosero
INTRODUCTION: Hypervascularization of nerves has been shown to be a pathological sign in some peripheral nerve disorders, but has not been investigated in nerve trauma. METHODS: An observational cohort study was performed of the intraneural blood flow of 30 patients (34 nerves) with penetrating nerve injuries, before or after nerve reconstruction. All patients underwent electrophysiological assessment, and B-mode and color Doppler ultrasonography. RESULTS: Intraneural hypervascularization proximal to the site of injury was found in all nerves, which was typically marked and had a longitudinal extension of several centimeters...
January 12, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327639/levels-of-uric-acid-in-erectile-dysfunction-of-different-aetiology
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Alessandra Barassi, Massimiliano Marco Corsi Romanelli, Raffaele Pezzilli, Elena Dozio, Clara Anna Linda Damele, Liborio Vaccalluzzo, Marco Di Dario, Giancarlo Goi, Nadia Papini, Luca Massaccesi, Giovanni Maria Colpi, Gian Vico Melzi d'Eril
Erectile dysfunction is a common disease characterized by endothelial dysfunction. The aetiology of ED is often multifactorial but evidence is being accumulated in favor of the proper function of the vascular endothelium that is essential to achieving and maintaining penile erection. Uric acid itself causes endothelial dysfunction via decreased nitric oxide production. This study aims to evaluate the serum uric acid (SUA) levels in 180 ED patients, diagnosed with the International Index of Erectile Function-5 (IIEF-5) and 30 non-ED control...
January 12, 2018: Aging Male: the Official Journal of the International Society for the Study of the Aging Male
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320957/cardiovascular-and-metabolic-health-of-74-children-from-women-previously-diagnosed-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-comparison-with-a-population-based-reference-cohort
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Marlieke A de Wilde, Jacobien B Eising, Marlise N Gunning, Maria P H Koster, Annemieke M V Evelein, Geertje W Dalmeijer, Cuno S P M Uiterwaal, Marinus J C Eijkemans, Cornelis K van der Ent, Folkert J Meijboom, Bart C J M Fauser
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have compromised cardiovascular health profiles and an increased risk of pregnancy complications. In order to evaluate potential consequences, we aim to compare the cardiovascular and metabolic health of the children from women with PCOS with a population-based reference cohort. We included children from women with PCOS between the age of 2.5 to 4 years (n = 42) and 6 to 8 years (n = 32). The reference groups consisted of 168 (3-4 years old) and 130 children (7-8 years old)...
January 1, 2018: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319774/renal-artery-pseudoaneurysm
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Luiz Inácio Roman, Cauana Fabrício Efel, Victória Teles França, Carolina Meert Merten, Claus Dieter Dummer
The renal artery pseudoaneurysm embody a rare vascular complication coming of percutaneous procedures, renal biopsy, nephrectomy, penetrating traumas and more rarely blunt traumas. The clinical can be vary according the patient, the haematuria is the symptom more commom. Is necessary a high level of clinical suspicion for your diagnosis, this can be elucidated by through complementary exams as the eco-color Doppler and the computed tomography scan (CT). This report is a case of a patient submitted a right percutaneous renal biopsy and that, after the procedure started with macroscopic haematuria, urinary tenesmus and hypogastric pain...
October 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319186/the-large-conductance-voltage-and-ca2-activated-k-channel-and-its-%C3%AE-1-subunit-modulate-mouse-uterine-artery-function-during-pregnancy
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Ramón A Lorca, Monali Wakle-Prabagaran, William E Freeman, Meghan K Pillai, Sarah K England
Insufficient vasodilation of the uterine artery (UA) during pregnancy leads to poor utero-placental perfusion, contributing to intrauterine growth restriction and fetal loss. Activity of the large conductance Ca2+ -activated K+ (BKCa ) channel increases in the UA during pregnancy, and its inhibition reduces uterine blood flow, highlighting a role of this channel in UA adaptation to pregnancy. The auxiliary γ1-subunit increases BKCa activation in vascular smooth muscle, but its role in pregnancy-associated UA remodelling is unknown...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316031/ultrasonographic-assessment-of-male-breast-diseases
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Xueyu Rong, Qiang Zhu, Wenxiu Jia, Teng Ma, Xixi Wang, Ning Guo, Hongtao Ji
Although rare and accounting for less than 1% of all breast cancers, the incidence of breast cancer in men has increased by 26% over the past few decades. Very little has been reported on the sonographic appearance of benign and malignant male breast conditions. The aim of this study was to describe the ultrasonographic features of male breast disease and the value of ultrasound in the evaluation of male breast disease. Between December 2006 and October 2014, ultrasound examinations were performed in 560 male patients presenting with enlargement of, pain in, and/or a lump in the breast...
January 8, 2018: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315921/influence-of-physical-inactivity-on-arterial-compliance-during-a-glucose-challenge
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Daniel P Credeur, Leryn J Reynolds, Seth W Holwerda, Jennifer R Vranish, Benjamin E Young, Jing Wang, John P Thyfault, Paul J Fadel
Acute hyperglycemia has been shown to augment indices of arterial stiffness in patients with insulin resistance and other co-morbidities, however, conflicting results exist in healthy young individuals. We examined if acute hyperglycemia following an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) increases arterial stiffness in healthy active men before, and then after reduced ambulatory physical activity to decrease insulin sensitivity. High-resolution arterial diameter tracings acquired from Doppler-ultrasound allowed the obtainment of an arterial blood pressure (BP) waveform from the diameter tracing within a cardiac cycle...
January 9, 2018: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313878/postpartum-ct-angiography-of-the-fetoplacental-macrovasculature-in-normal-pregnancies-and-in-those-complicated-by-fetal-growth-restriction
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Mette Østergaard Thunbo, Marianne Sinding, Anne Sofie Korsager, Jens Brøndum Frøkjaer, Lasse Riis Østergaard, Astrid Petersen, Charlotte Overgaard, Anne Sørensen
INTRODUCTION: Current knowledge of the fetoplacental vasculature in fetal growth restriction (FGR) due to placental dysfunction focuses on the microvasculature rather than the macrovasculature. The aim of this study was to investigate the feasibility of computed topography angiography to analyze the fetoplacental macrovasculature in normal and FGR pregnancies. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We included 29 placentas (22-42 weeks' gestation) from normal birthweight pregnancies and 8 placentas (26-37 weeks' gestation) from FGR pregnancies (birthweight < -15% and abnormal umbilical Doppler flow)...
January 4, 2018: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306852/trichosporon-asahii-septic-thrombophlebitis-following-lower-extremity-amputation-in-an-immunocompetent-host
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Pradeep Kumar Mada, Folusakin Ayoade, Ailing Li, John Todd
A 59-year-old man with a history of peripheral vascular disease status post femoral popliteal bypass presented with critical limb ischaemia of the left leg. An arterial Doppler ultrasound showed an occluded graft requiring an above knee amputation. Five days after surgery, the patient developed fever, leucocytosis, significant stump swelling and pain, and serosanguinous discharge from his wound. Wound swab cultures from the stump grew Trichosporon asahii A venous Doppler ultrasound revealed extensive thrombosis of the left lower extremity...
January 6, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305123/automated-visualization-and-quantification-of-spiral-artery-blood-flow-entering-the-first-trimester-placenta-using-3-d-power-doppler-ultrasound
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Gordon N Stevenson, J Alison Noble, Alec W Welsh, Lawrence Impey, Sally L Collins
The goal of our research was to quantify the placental vascularity in 3-D at 11-13 + 6 wk of pregnancy at precise distances from the utero-placental interface (UPI) using 3-D power Doppler ultrasound. With this automated image analysis technique, differences in vascularity between normal and pathologic pregnancies may be observed. The algorithm was validated using a computer-generated image phantom and applied retrospectively in 143 patients. The following features from the PD data were recorded: The number of spiral artery jets into the inter-villous space, total geometric and PD area...
January 2, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298964/-assessment-of-relationship-between-doppler-flows-in-pregnancies-after-41-week-and-the-incidence-of-cesarean-sections-with-induced-labour
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Hanna Makles, Jacek R Wilczyński
HASH(0x52ec928) AIM: The aim of the study was to assess a relationship between the Doppler flows in foetal vessels, i.e. the middle cerebral artery (MCA), umbilical artery (UMA), umbilical vein (UV) and ductus venosus (DV) as well as in maternal vessels, i.e. the right uterine artery (UAR), left uterine artery (UAL) and the incidence of cesarean sections in pregnancies after 41 week with induced labour. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 130 pregnant women, including 100 pregnant women, between 41 and 42 weeks of gestation, in whom induced labour resulted in a cesarean section due to three main indications: lack of progress of labour (Group I-44), signs of foetal distress (Group II-32) and lack of response to induced labour (Group III-24)...
December 22, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29297976/platelet-responses-to-pharmacological-and-physiological-interventions-in-middle-aged-men-with-different-habitual-physical-activity-levels
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M H Lundberg Slingsby, L Gliemann, M Thrane, N Rytter, J Egelund, M V Chan, P C Armstrong, T D Warner, Y Hellsten
The current guidelines following an acute coronary syndrome recommend dual anti-platelet therapy (aspirin plus a P2Y12 antagonist) alongside lifestyle modifications, including more regular physical activity. It is currently unknown if regular exercise affects the pharmacology of dual anti-platelet therapy. AIM: To explore how exercise-induced improvements in vascular and platelet function affect the efficacy of dual anti-platelet therapy, in a cross-sectional study of men with different physical activity level (training status)...
January 3, 2018: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290810/tumour-vascular-shutdown-and-cell-death-following-ultrasound-microbubble-enhanced-radiation-therapy
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Ahmed El Kaffas, Mehrdad J Gangeh, Golnaz Farhat, William Tyler Tran, Amr Hashim, Anoja Giles, Gregory J Czarnota
High-dose radiotherapy effects are regulated by acute tumour endothelial cell death followed by rapid tumour cell death instead of canonical DNA break damage. Pre-treatment with ultrasound-stimulated microbubbles (USMB) has enabled higher-dose radiation effects with conventional radiation doses. This study aimed to confirm acute and longitudinal relationships between vascular shutdown and tumour cell death following radiation and USMB in a wild type murine fibrosarcoma model using in vivo imaging. Methods: Tumour xenografts were treated with single radiation doses of 2 or 8 Gy alone, or in combination with low-/high-concentration USMB...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287600/pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-in-a-patient-treated-with-dasatinib-a-case-report
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Andris Skride, Matiss Sablinskis, Kristaps Sablinskis, Krista Lesina, Aivars Lejnieks, Sandra Lejniece
BACKGROUND: There have been several reports on dasatinib-induced reversible pulmonary hypertension. This is the first reported case in Latvia; the patient did not discontinue the drug after the first adverse effects in the form of pleural effusions, which we speculate led only to partial reversion of the disease. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old white man with chronic myelogenous leukemia was treated with the dual Src and BCR-ABL tyrosine kinase inhibitor dasatinib...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29287136/cerebrovascular-hemodynamics-in-fetuses-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Tingting Man, Yihua He, Ying Zhao, Lin Sun, Xiaowei Liu, Shuping Ge
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: It is hypothesized that diminished cerebral vascular resistance or the "brain sparing effect" is associated with fetuses with complex congenital heart defects (CHD) and may affect their neurodevelopmental outcome. An alternative explanation is that it is related to the location, cardiac output, pressure, and resistance in left heart obstructive CHDs. We sought to determine the effects of various left and right heart obstructive defects on the cerebral and placental hemodynamics and to evaluate the utility of these variables for the assessment and prognosis of CHDs...
December 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286398/evaluation-of-vascular-control-mechanisms-utilizing-video-microscopy-of-isolated-resistance-arteries-of-rats
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Kathleen M Lukaszewicz, Matthew J Durand, Jessica R C Priestley, James R Schmidt, L Adrienne Allen, Aron M Geurts, Julian H Lombard
This protocol describes the use of in vitro television microscopy to evaluate vascular function in isolated cerebral resistance arteries (and other vessels), and describes techniques for evaluating tissue perfusion using Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF) and microvessel density utilizing fluorescently labeled Griffonia simplicifolia (GS1) lectin. Current methods for studying isolated resistance arteries at transmural pressures encountered in vivo and in the absence of parenchymal cell influences provide a critical link between in vivo studies and information gained from molecular reductionist approaches that provide limited insight into integrative responses at the whole animal level...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284796/intermittent-negative-pressure-applied-to-the-lower-limb-increases-foot-macrocirculatory-and-microcirculatory-blood-flow-pulsatility-in-people-with-spinal-cord-injury
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Øyvind Heiberg Sundby, Lars Øivind Høiseth, Ingebjørg Irgens, Iacob Mathiesen, Eivind Lundgaard, Hanne Haugland, Harald Weedon-Fekjær, Jon O Sundhagen, Gunnar Sanbæk, Jonny Hisdal
STUDY DESIGN: Experimental prestudy and poststudy. OBJECTIVES: Examine the acute effects of intermittent negative pressure (INP) applied to the lower limb on foot circulation in people with spinal cord injuries (SCIs). SETTING: Vascular laboratory, Oslo University Hospital. METHODS: Twenty-four people with SCI (median age 59 years, range 29-74) were exposed to lower leg INP (-40 mm Hg) using an air-tight pressure chamber connected to an INP generator...
December 28, 2017: Spinal Cord
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29283130/color-doppler-imaging-of-the-retrobulbar-circulation-and-plasmatic-biomarkers-of-vascular-risk-in-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-pilot-study
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Fermin Rodrigo, José María Ruiz-Moreno, Juan Bernabé García, María Eugenia Torregrosa, José Vicente Segura, David P Piñero
PURPOSE: To evaluate preliminarily and compare the level of plasmatic biomarkers of vascular risk in patients with and without exudative age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) and to relate it to vascular resistance alterations in the ophthalmic artery (OA), central retinal artery (CRA), posterior temporal ciliary artery (PTCA), and posterior nasal ciliary artery (PNCA). METHODS: Color Doppler imaging of the OA, CRA, PTCA, and PNCA was performed in 30 eyes of 30 cataract patients (control group) as well as in 30 eyes of 30 patients with naive exudative ARMD (study group), measuring the peak systolic velocity, end-diastolic velocity (EDV), and Pourcelot resistive index (RI)...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279888/prevalence-of-systemic-atherosclerosis-burdens-and-overlapping-stroke-etiologies-and-their-associations-with-long-term-vascular-prognosis-in-stroke-with-intracranial-atherosclerotic-disease
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Takao Hoshino, Leila Sissani, Julien Labreuche, Gregory Ducrocq, Philippa C Lavallée, Elena Meseguer, Céline Guidoux, Lucie Cabrejo, Cristina Hobeanu, Fernando Gongora-Rivera, Pierre-Jean Touboul, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Pierre Amarenco
Importance: Patients who have experienced stroke with intracranial atherosclerotic disease (ICAD) may also have concomitant atherosclerosis in different arterial beds and other possible causes for ischemic stroke. However, little is known about the frequency and prognostic effect of such overlapping diseases. Objectives: To describe the prevalence of systemic atherosclerotic burdens and overlapping stroke etiologies and their contributions to long-term prognoses among patients who have experienced stroke with ICAD...
December 26, 2017: JAMA Neurology
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