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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444748/identification-of-coagulation-gene-3-utr-variants-that-are-potentially-regulated-by-micrornas
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Carla Y Vossen, Astrid van Hylckama Vlieg, Raúl Teruel-Montoya, Salam Salloum-Asfar, Hugoline de Haan, Javier Corral, Pieter Reitsma, Bobby P C Koeleman, Constantino Martínez
MicroRNAs have been recognized as critical regulators of gene expression and might affect the risk of venous thrombosis. We aimed to identify 3' untranslated region (UTR) variants in coagulation genes that influence coagulation factor levels and venous thrombosis risk. The 3'UTR of coagulation genes were sequenced in subjects with extremely high or low plasma levels of these factors in two case-control studies. In total, 28 variants were identified. Five single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) were predominantly present in one extreme level group (F2 rs1799963, F8 rs1050705 and F11 rs4253429, rs4253430 and rs1062547)...
April 26, 2017: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444172/risk-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-patients-with-psoriatic-arthritis-psoriasis-and-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-general-population-based-cohort-study
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Alexis Ogdie, Neilia Kay McGill, Daniel B Shin, Junko Takeshita, Thorvardur Jon Love, Megan H Noe, Zelma C Chiesa Fuxench, Hyon K Choi, Nehal N Mehta, Joel M Gelfand
Aims: To determine the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) defined as the combined endpoint of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) among patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA), psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with population controls. Methods and results: A cohort study was conducted in a primary care medical record database in the UK with data from 1994-2014 among patients with PsA, RA, or psoriasis. Cox proportional hazards models were used to calculate the relative hazards for DVT, PE, and VTE...
April 20, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440905/clinical-follow-up-of-women-after-hypertensive-disease-in-pregnancy
#3
H A Boyd
That hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) affect maternal health even after delivery of the baby and the placenta, is no longer in doubt. Women with a history of HDP, preeclampsia in particular, have well-documented increased risks of later hypertension, ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, venous thromboembolism, and cardiomyopathy. However, our understanding of how "later" is defined - i.e. when exactly HDP-associated disease risks increase - is shifting. This article is protected by copyright...
April 25, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440404/troxerutin-protects-against-diabetic-cardiomyopathy-through-nf%C3%A2-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-akt-irs1-in-a-rat-model-of-type-2-diabetes
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Yongzhi Yu, Guanzhong Zheng
Troxerutin is a bioflavonoid, which can be used to treat venous disorders, thrombosis and cerebrovascular diseases. Recent studies have demonstrated that it may also be used to prevent edemas. However, it is not known whether troxerutin protects against the cardiomyopathic complications of diabetes. In the present study, a rat model of type 2 diabetes was used to investigate the potential for troxerutin to protect against diabetic cardiomyopathy, through changes to nuclear factor‑κB (NF‑κB) expression...
April 11, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431186/unfractionated-heparin-versus-low-molecular-weight-heparins-for-avoiding-heparin-induced-thrombocytopenia-in-postoperative-patients
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REVIEW
Daniela R Junqueira, Liliane M Zorzela, Edson Perini
BACKGROUND: Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an adverse drug reaction presenting as a prothrombotic disorder related to antibody-mediated platelet activation. It is a paradoxical immune reaction resulting in thrombin generation in vivo, which leads to a hypercoagulable state and the potential to initiate venous or arterial thrombosis. A number of factors are thought to influence the incidence of HIT including the type and preparation of heparin (unfractionated heparin (UFH) or low molecular weight heparin (LMWH)) and the heparin-exposed patient population, with the postoperative patient population at higher risk...
April 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420007/accessory-spleen-in-the-greater-omentum-embryology-and-revisited-prevalence-rates
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Nikita Gill, Areeba Nasir, Jennifer Douglin, Bettina Pretterklieber, Hanno Steinke, Michael Pretterklieber, Sebastian Cotofana
PURPOSE: To investigate in a large sample the prevalence rates of accessory spleens located in the greater omentum and to explain the embryological background and the vascular supply of this rare congenital disorder. METHODS: Evaluation of the presence of accessory spleens located in the greater omentum was performed in 5 different international anatomical centers investigating a total of 1,045 body donors. Arterial and venous blood supply and the precise location of the respective vasculature within the splenic ligaments are described based on dissection of this rare condition in a male specimen...
April 19, 2017: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413025/biochemical-and-biological-attributes-of-matrix-metalloproteinases
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Ning Cui, Min Hu, Raouf A Khalil
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a family of zinc-dependent endopeptidases that are involved in the degradation of various proteins in the extracellular matrix (ECM). Typically, MMPs have a propeptide sequence, a catalytic metalloproteinase domain with catalytic zinc, a hinge region or linker peptide, and a hemopexin domain. MMPs are commonly classified on the basis of their substrates and the organization of their structural domains into collagenases, gelatinases, stromelysins, matrilysins, membrane-type (MT)-MMPs, and other MMPs...
2017: Progress in Molecular Biology and Translational Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402990/the-use-of-gmp-produced-bone-marrow-derived-stem-cells-in-combination-with-extra-corporeal-membrane-oxygenation-in-ards-an-animal-model
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Ergin Kocyildirim, Nayra Cárdenes, Antony Ting, Eder Cáceres, Christian Bermúdez, Mauricio Rojas
RDS is the result of a wide variety of disorders, which can be associated with different clinical disorders or systemic diseases directly affecting the lungs. Currently, the only existing therapy is limited to supportive care. In a 6-hour pilot study, we analyzed the use of the combination of both stem cell and ECMO strategies to prevent or treat severe lung injury. A total of 11 sheep were used. 5 sheep received E. coli endotoxin as a control group (Group 1). 3 sheep that received E. coli endotoxin were treated with veno-venous ECMO support in Group 2...
April 11, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401422/acetate-free-biofiltration-to-remove-fibroblast-growth-factor-23-in-hemodialysis-patients-a-pilot-study
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Valeria Cernaro, Silvia Lucisano, Valeria Canale, Annamaria Bruzzese, Daniela Caccamo, Giuseppe Costantino, Michele Buemi, Domenico Santoro
AIM: Serum levels of 32 kDa-phosphaturic hormone fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) rise early in renal failure in order to keep phosphatemia within the normal range; however, this compensatory mechanism itself contributes to chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder. High FGF23 is also associated to left ventricular hypertrophy, vascular calcifications and thus increased cardiovascular risk. The aim of this pilot pre-post study was to evaluate the effects of a single hemodiafiltration session with acetate-free biofiltration (AFB) on FGF23 serum levels...
April 11, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401074/proteus-syndrome-with-arteriovenous-malformation
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Ali Asilian, Atefeh Sadat Kamali, Nabet Tajmir Riahi, Neda Adibi, Fatemeh Mokhtari
Proteus syndrome is a rare sporadic disorder that appears with localized macrosomia, congenital lipomatosis, and slow flow vascular malformations, connective tissue nevus, and epidermal nevus. There are usually some manifestations at birth. The vascular abnormalities that have been reported in Proteus syndrome are capillary and slow flow venous malformation. We report a case of a 10-year-old boy with confirmed Proteus syndrome characterized by high flow vascular malformation (arteriovenous [AV] malformation) unlike the usual vascular malformations seen in this syndrome...
2017: Advanced Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399089/-the-topical-problems-of-the-application-of-the-taser-electroshock-devices
#11
I V Kondratova, K Yu Kulinkovich
The objective of the present study was the analysis of publications in the foreign medical literature concerning the problems of safety, clinical diagnostics, pathological morphology, and treatment of the patients subjected to the impact by various models of the TASER electroshock devices. The materials for this article were borrowed from the available Internet resources and libraries. The methods of scientific analysis were employed to follow up the dynamics of publication and to determine the number of publications on the issues of interest...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397994/prevalence-of-obesity-hypoventilation-syndrome-in-ambulatory-obese-patients-attending-pathology-laboratories
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Jean-Christian Borel, Fabrice Guerber, Ingrid Jullian-Desayes, Marie Joyeux-Faure, Nathalie Arnol, Nellie Taleux, Renaud Tamisier, Jean-Louis Pépin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: The prevalence of obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) in the unselected obese is unknown. Our objectives were: (i) to determine the prevalence of OHS in ambulatory obese patients not previously referred to a pulmonologist for suspicion of sleep breathing disorders and (ii) to assess whether venous bicarbonate concentration [HCO3(-)v ] can be used to detect OHS. METHODS: In this prospective multicentric study, we measured [HCO3(-)v ] in consenting obese patients attending pathology analysis laboratories...
April 11, 2017: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391251/gestational-age-specific-reference-intervals-for-serum-thyroid-hormone-levels-in-a-multi-ethnic-population
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Clement K M Ho, Edward T H Tan, Mor Jack Ng, George S H Yeo, Bernard Chern, Nancy W S Tee, Kenneth Y C Kwek, Kok Hian Tan
BACKGROUND: Thyroid disorders are common during pregnancy. To date, a limited number of studies have reported differences in serum thyroid hormone concentrations between different ethnic groups. We sought to establish gestational age-specific reference intervals for serum levels of thyroid hormones in a multi-ethnic population and investigate whether separate reference intervals should be used for different ethnic groups. METHODS: A total of 926 pregnant women from multiple ethnic groups attended four separate study visits spanning the three trimesters...
April 10, 2017: Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine: CCLM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377250/acute-spinal-epidural-hematoma-after-acupuncture-personal-case-and-literature-review
#14
Maurizio Domenicucci, Daniele Marruzzo, Alessandro Pesce, Antonino Raco, Paolo Missori
BACKGROUND: Spinal acupuncture is a relatively safe and common analgesic treatment, but it may be complicated by serious adverse effects such as direct spinal cord and nerve root injury, subdural empyema and epidural abscesses. In this report we are comparing our case of an extremely uncommon spinal epidural hematoma which appeared following treatment by acupuncture with other similar documented cases. CASE DESCRIPTION: This is the case of a 64-year-old man who presented a left hemiparesis associated with paraesthesias...
April 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376626/waldmann-s-disease-a-rare-cause-of-protein-losing-enteropathy-in-an-adult-patient
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Cláudio Rodrigues Martins, Alice Gagnaire, Florian Rostain, Come Lepage
Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia or Waldmann's disease is an uncommon cause of protein losing enteropathy with an unknown etiology and is usually diagnosed during childhood. It is characterized by dilation and leakage of intestinal lymph vessels leading to hypoalbuminemia, hypogammaglobulinemia and lymphopenia. Differential diagnosis should include erosive and non-erosive gastrointestinal disorders, conditions involving mesenteric lymphatic obstruction and cardiovascular disorders that increase central venous pressure...
April 5, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374852/protein-s-heerlen-mutation-heterozygosity-is-associated-with-venous-thrombosis-risk
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P Suchon, M Germain, A Delluc, D Smadja, X Jouven, B Gyorgy, N Saut, M Ibrahim, J F Deleuze, M C Alessi, P E Morange, D A Trégouët
Hereditary Protein S (PS) deficiency is a rare coagulation disorder associated with an increased risk of venous thrombosis (VT). The PS Heerlen (PSH) mutation is a rare S501P mutation that was initially considered to be a neutral polymorphism. However, it has been later shown that PSH has a reduced half-life in vivo which may explain the association of PSH heterozygosity with mildly reduced levels of plasma free PS (FPS). Whether the risk of VT is increased in PSH carriers remains unknown. We analyzed the association of PSH (rs121918472 A/G) with VT in 4,173 VT patients and 5,970 healthy individuals from four independent case-control studies...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374850/genome-wide-association-analysis-for-chronic-venous-disease-identifies-efemp1-and-kcnh8-as-susceptibility-loci
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Eva Ellinghaus, David Ellinghaus, Petra Krusche, Aljoscha Greiner, Claudia Schreiber, Susanna Nikolaus, Christian Gieger, Konstantin Strauch, Wolfgang Lieb, Philip Rosenstiel, Norbert Frings, Andreas Fiebig, Stefan Schreiber, Andre Franke
Chronic venous disease (CVD) is a multifactorial condition representing one of the most common disorders among populations of Western countries. The heritability of about 17% suggests genetic risk factors in CVD etiology. However, so far the genetic causes are unknown. We undertook the hitherto first genome-wide association study (GWAS) for CVD, analyzing more than 1.93 M SNPs in 4,942 German individuals, followed by replication in two independent German data sets. The combined analysis of discovery and replication stages (2,269 cases and 7,765 controls) yielded robust associations within the two genes EFEMP1 and KCNH8 (rs17278665, rs727139 with P < 5 × 10(-8)), and suggestive association within gene SKAP2 (rs2030136 with P < 5 × 10(-7))...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369440/extravillous-trophoblast-invasion-of-venous-as-well-as-lymphatic-vessels-is-altered-in-idiopathic-recurrent-spontaneous-abortions
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Karin Windsperger, Sabine Dekan, Sophie Pils, Carsten Golletz, Victoria Kunihs, Christian Fiala, Glen Kristiansen, Martin Knöfler, Jürgen Pollheimer
STUDY QUESTION: Do extravillous trophoblasts (EVTs) invade non-arterial decidual vessels in healthy and pathological pregnancies? SUMMARY ANSWER: Our results reveal that trophoblast invasion of venous and lymphatic vessels is a frequent event during the first trimester of pregnancy and is compromised in  recurrent spontaneous abortion (RSA). In addition, the present data suggest that EVTs populate regional lymph nodes during pregnancy. WHAT IS ALREADY KNOWN: Human trophoblasts remodel and invade decidual spiral arteries...
March 28, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367656/prevalence-of-anemia-and-hemoglobin-disorders-among-school-children-in-myanmar
#19
Saw Thu Wah, Yoon Shwe Yi, Aye Aye Khin, Chotiros Plabplueng, Pornlada Nuchnoi
The prevalence of anemia is high in the population of Myanmar and hypochromic microcytic anemia (HMA) is predominant. The objective of our study was to determine the prevalence of anemia and causes of HMA among school children. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 239 children from Thanlyin and Insein Townships, Yangon Region, Myanmar. Complete blood count (CBC) and blood film morphology was examined on venous blood samples. Hypochromic microcytic anemia cases were subsequently analyzed for serum ferritin and cellulose acetate hemoglobin (Hb) electrophoresis...
April 2, 2017: Hemoglobin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366444/tryptophan-and-kynurenine-levels-and-its-association-with-sleep-nonphysical-fatigue-and-depression-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
#20
Rakesh Malhotra, Vanja Persic, Weifang Zhang, Jill Brown, Xia Tao, Laura Rosales, Stephan Thijssen, Fredric O Finkelstein, Mark L Unruh, Alp Ikizler, Pranav S Garimella, Joachim H Ix, Jeroen Kooman, Nathan W Levin, Garry J Handelman, Peter Kotanko
OBJECTIVE: Sleep and mood disorders are common in hemodialysis (HD) patients and the pathophysiology is still unclear. Tryptophan (TRP) and its metabolites may play a prominent role in neural pathways related to sleep, fatigue, and depression. Here, we sought to compare the levels of TRP and its metabolites between HD patients and healthy subjects and examine their association with sleep, fatigue, and depression in HD patients. The design was cross-sectional analysis. SUBJECTS: Ninety-nine adult patients on stable thrice weekly HD schedule between September 2011 and March 2014 and 10 healthy controls...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Renal Nutrition
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