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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334718/sex-differences-do-not-exist-in-outcomes-among-stroke-patients-with-intracranial-atherosclerosis-in-china-subgroup-analysis-from-the-chinese-intracranial-atherosclerosis-study
#1
Yuehua Pu, Na Wei, Dandan Yu, Yilong Wang, Xinying Zou, Yannie O Y Soo, Yuesong Pan, Thomas W H Leung, Lawrence K S Wong, Yongjun Wang, Liping Liu
BACKGROUND: To date, sex difference in outcomes among patients with intracranial atherosclerosis (ICAS) has rarely been discussed in China as well as in the world. This study aimed to estimate the sex difference in outcomes among patients with ICAS in Chinese cerebral ischemia patients. METHODS: We analyzed 1,335 men and women with ICAS who were enrolled in the Chinese Intracranial Atherosclerosis study. They were followed-up for ischemic stroke recurrence, any cause of death, cerebral vascular events (including transient ischemic attack, ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke), combined end points (including cerebral vascular events, angina or myocardial infarction, pulmonary embolism, peripheral vascular events), and unfavorable outcome (modified Rankin scale score of 3-6) at 1 year...
March 24, 2017: Neuroepidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334216/deletion-of-mazf-increases-staphylococcus-aureus-biofilm-formation-in-an-ica-dependent-manner
#2
Fuminori Kato, Yusuke Yabuno, Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, Motoyuki Sugai, Masayori Inouye
Toxin-antitoxin (TA) systems are composed of a toxin that inhibits an essential cellular process (e.g., DNA replication, transcription, membrane integrity) and its cognate antitoxin that neutralizes the effect of the toxin. Staphylococcus aureus harbors two types of chromosomally encoded TA systems, namely mazEFsa encoding a UACAU-specific mRNA interferase and two paralogous genes of yefM-yoeBsa encoding a ribosome-dependent endoribonuclease system. However, little is known about the physiological role of MazEFsa and YefM-YoeBsa in S...
March 8, 2017: Pathogens and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333636/sequential-dictionary-learning-from-correlated-data-application-to-fmri-data-analysis
#3
Abd-Krim Seghouane, Asif Iqbal
Sequential dictionary learning via the K-SVD algorithm has been revealed as a successful alternative to conventional data driven methods such as independent component analysis (ICA) for functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data analysis. fMRI datasets are however structured data matrices with notions of spatio-temporal correlation and temporal smoothness. This prior information has not been included in the K-SVD algorithm when applied to fMRI data analysis. In this paper we propose three variants of the K-SVD algorithm dedicated to fMRI data analysis by accounting for this prior information...
March 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330857/estimated-disability-adjusted-life-years-averted-by-free-of-charge-provision-of-the-levonorgestrel-releasing-intrauterine-system-over-a-9-year-period-in-brazil
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Jessica M Ferreira, Ilza Monteiro, Arlete Fernandes, Maria V Bahamondes, Ana Pitoli, Luis Bahamondes
BACKGROUND: The objective was to analyse the contribution of the provision at no cost to users of the 20 µg/day levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system (LNG-IUS) towards disability-adjusted life years (DALY) averted over a 9-year period. METHODS: We analysed data from 15 030 new users of the LNG-IUS who had the device inserted at 26 Brazilian teaching hospitals between January 2007 and December 2015. The devices came from the International Contraceptive Access Foundation (ICA), a not-for-profit foundation that donates the devices to developing countries for use by low-income women who desire long-term contraception and who freely choose to use this device...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330319/roles-of-plant-hormones-and-anti-apoptosis-genes-during-drought-stress-in-rice-oryza-sativa-l
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Mohammad Ubaidillah, Fika Ayu Safitri, Jun-Hyeon Jo, Sang-Kyu Lee, Adil Hussain, Bong-Gyu Mun, Il Kyung Chung, Byung-Wook Yun, Kyung-Min Kim
We previously identified the rice (Oryza sativa) senescence-associated gene OsSAP which encodes a highly conserved protein involved in anti-apoptotic activity. This novel Bax suppressor-related gene regulates tolerance to multiple stresses in yeast. Here, we show the effects of drought stress on leaf and root tissues of plants over-expressing OsSAP in relation to the levels of phytohormones, abscisic acid (ABA), jasmonic acid (JA), indole-3-carboxylic acid (ICA), gibberellic acid (GA3), and zeatin. Results showed that rice plants over-expressing SAP were tolerant to drought stress compared to wild type and the plants over-expressing AtBI-1, which is a homolog of the human Bax inhibitor-1 in Arabidopsis...
December 2016: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328821/is-carotid-sonography-a-useful-tool-for-predicting-functional-capabilities-in-ischemic-stroke-patients-following-carotid-artery-stenting
#6
Chih-Ming Lin, Jian-Chi Su, Yu-Jun Chang, Chi-Kuang Liu, Henry Horng-Shing Lu, Yuh-Jyh Jong
Carotid stenosis is a major cause of stroke and timely intervention with stenting manipulation can significantly reduce the risk of secondary stroke. The impact of stenting procedures on patient functional capabilities has not yet been explored. The primary aim of this study was to examine associations between periprocedural carotid sonography parameters and post-treatment functional capabilities in stroke patients.Sixty-seven patients who received carotid stenting at 1 angiography laboratory were included...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327941/degree-of-vascular-encasement-in-sphenoid-wing-meningiomas-predicts-postoperative-ischemic-complications
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D Jay McCracken, Raymond A Higginbotham, Jason H Boulter, Yuan Liu, John A Wells, Sameer H Halani, Amit M Saindane, Nelson M Oyesiku, Daniel L Barrow, Jeffrey J Olson
BACKGROUND: Sphenoid wing meningiomas (SWMs) can encase arteries of the circle of Willis, increasing their susceptibility to intraoperative vascular injury and severe ischemic complications. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the effect of circumferential vascular encasement in SWM on postoperative ischemia. METHODS: A retrospective review of 75 patients surgically treated for SWM from 2009 to 2015 was undertaken to determine the degree of circumferential vascular encasement (0°-360°) as assessed by preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
January 28, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327648/comparison-of-multivariate-analysis-methods-for-extracting-the-paraffin-component-from-the-paraffin-embedded-cancer-tissue-spectra-for-raman-imaging
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Phiranuphon Meksiarun, Mika Ishigaki, Verena A C Huck-Pezzei, Christian W Huck, Kanet Wongravee, Hidetoshi Sato, Yukihiro Ozaki
This study aimed to extract the paraffin component from paraffin-embedded oral cancer tissue spectra using three multivariate analysis (MVA) methods; Independent Component Analysis (ICA), Partial Least Squares (PLS) and Independent Component - Partial Least Square (IC-PLS). The estimated paraffin components were used for removing the contribution of paraffin from the tissue spectra. These three methods were compared in terms of the efficiency of paraffin removal and the ability to retain the tissue information...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325613/head-to-head-comparison-of-the-diagnostic-performance-of-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-and-dobutamine-stress-echocardiography-in-the-evaluation-of-acute-chest-pain-with-normal-ecg-findings-and-negative-troponin-tests-a-prospective-multicenter-study
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Eric Durand, Fabrice Bauer, Nicolas Mansencal, Arshid Azarine, Benoit Diebold, Albert Hagege, Ludivine Perdrix, Martine Gilard, Yannick Jobic, Hélène Eltchaninoff, Mourad Bensalah, Benjamin Dubourg, Jérôme Caudron, Ralph Niarra, Gilles Chatellier, Jean-Nicolas Dacher, Elie Mousseaux
OBJECTIVE: To perform a head-to-head comparison of coronary CT angiography (CCTA) and dobutamine-stress echocardiography (DSE) in patients presenting recent chest pain when troponin and ECG are negative. METHODS: Two hundred seventeen patients with recent chest pain, normal ECG findings, and negative troponin were prospectively included in this multicenter study and were scheduled for CCTA and DSE. Invasive coronary angiography (ICA), was performed in patients when either DSE or CCTA was considered positive or when both were non-contributive or in case of recurrent chest pain during 6month follow-up...
March 2, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325028/tracking-intrinsic-connectivity-brain-network-features-during-successive-pseudo-resting-states-and-interoceptive-task-fmri
#10
Behnaz Jarrahi, Dante Mantini
Advanced multivariate analyses of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data based on blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) contras have revealed that the human brain organizes its activities into multiple intrinsic connectivity networks (ICNs). Several fMRI studies have evaluated the modulations of these networks during different cognitive or emotional tasks using blind source separation techniques particularly the independent component analysis (ICA). In this exploratory study, we applied ICA methodology to examine ICN modulations under different interoceptive conditions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325027/identifying-the-effects-of-visceral-interoception-on-human-brain-connectome-a-multivariate-analysis-of-covariance-of-fmri-data
#11
Behnaz Jarrahi, Dante Mantini
Sources of variations in the neural circuitry of the human brain and interrelationship between intrinsic connectivity networks (ICNs) are still a matter of debate and ongoing research. Here, we applied a multivariate analysis of covariance (MANCOVA) based on high-dimensional independent component analysis (ICA) to identify the effects of interoception and related variables on human brain connectome. Fifteen healthy right-handed subjects (all females, age range 21 - 48 years; mean age = 30.3, SD = 8.7 years) underwent a blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) that included continuous intravesical saline infusion and drainage...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323821/comparing-resting-state-fmri-de-noising-approaches-using-multi-and-single-echo-acquisitions
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Ottavia Dipasquale, Arjun Sethi, Maria Marcella Laganà, Francesca Baglio, Giuseppe Baselli, Prantik Kundu, Neil A Harrison, Mara Cercignani
Artifact removal in resting state fMRI (rfMRI) data remains a serious challenge, with even subtle head motion undermining reliability and reproducibility. Here we compared some of the most popular single-echo de-noising methods-regression of Motion parameters, White matter and Cerebrospinal fluid signals (MWC method), FMRIB's ICA-based X-noiseifier (FIX) and ICA-based Automatic Removal Of Motion Artifacts (ICA-AROMA)-with a multi-echo approach (ME-ICA) that exploits the linear dependency of BOLD on the echo time...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323181/perioperative-changes-in-cerebral-perfusion-territories-assessed-by-arterial-spin-labeling-magnetic-resonance-imaging-are-associated-with-postoperative-increases-in-cerebral-blood-flow-in-patients-with-carotid-stenosis
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Daisuke Yamamoto, Kohkichi Hosoda, Yoshito Uchihashi, Atsushi Fujita, Takashi Sasayama, Masahiko Fujii, Kazuro Sugimura, Masaaki Kohta, Eiji Kohmura
OBJECTIVE: MRI technique known as Territorial ASL (TASL) allows for noninvasive visualization of their perfusion territories. The objective of this study was to use TASL to assess the relationship between perioperative changes in the perfusion territories of ICA and CBF after carotid revascularization. METHODS: In 32 patients, ICA perfusion volume (PV) and CBF were measured before and after CEA/CAS using TASL and SPECT, respectively. ICA flow was measured during CEA before and after reconstruction, using an electromagnetic flowmeter...
March 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322859/decoding-the-encoding-of-functional-brain-networks-an-fmri-classification-comparison-of-non-negative-matrix-factorization-nmf-independent-component-analysis-ica-and-sparse-coding-algorithms
#14
Jianwen Xie, Pamela K Douglas, Ying Nian Wu, Arthur L Brody, Ariana E Anderson
BACKGROUND: Brain networks in fMRI are typically identified using spatial independent component analysis (ICA), yet other mathematical constraints provide alternate biologically-plausible frameworks for generating brain networks. Non-negative Matrix Factorization (NMF) would suppress negative BOLD signal by enforcing positivity. Spatial sparse coding algorithms (L1 Regularized Learning and K-SVD) would impose local specialization and a discouragement of multitasking, where the total observed activity in a single voxel originates from a restricted number of possible brain networks...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319156/differential-impact-of-serum-total-bilirubin-level-on-cerebral-atherosclerosis-and-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
#15
Jonguk Kim, Seung-Jae Yoon, Min-Hee Woo, Sang-Heum Kim, Nam-Keun Kim, Jinkwon Kim, Ok-Joon Kim, Seung-Hun Oh
BACKGROUND: A low serum total bilirubin (T-bil) level is associated with an increased risk of atherosclerosis. However, the differential impact of the serum T-bil level on cerebral atherosclerosis and cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is still unclear. METHODS: We evaluated serum T-bil levels from 1,128 neurologically healthy subjects. Indices of cerebral atherosclerosis (extracranial arterial stenosis [ECAS] and intracranial arterial stenosis [ICAS]), and indices of SVD (silent lacunar infarct [SLI], and moderate-to-severe white matter hyperintensities [msWMH]) were evaluated by the use of brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and MR angiography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318956/carotid-endarterectomy-to-remove-retained-solitaire-stent-retriever-inside-carotid-stent-after-mechanical-thrombectomy
#16
Mary In-Ping Huang Cobb, Tony P Smith, Patrick A Brown, L Fernando Gonzalez, Ali R Zomorodi
BACKGROUND: Tandem occlusions of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA) occur in up to a third of patients with acute ischemic strokes undergoing endovascular mechanical thrombectomy. Understanding open neurosurgical management of associated complications with this procedure is important. CASE REPORT: A 67-year-old man with acute onset of left hemiparesis and a tandem right ICA and MCA occlusion. He underwent carotid stent angioplasty of a stenotic ICA, followed by attempted Solitaire stent retrieval of an MCA clot...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317163/the-value-of-diastolic-flow-reversal-in-the-descending-thoracic-aorta-as-a-determinant-of-invasively-measured-aortic-pulse-pressure
#17
Hack-Lyoung Kim, Yu Nui Kim, Hee-Jun Kim, Woo-Hyun Lim, Jae-Bin Seo, Sang-Hyun Kim, Myung-A Kim, Joo-Hee Zo
AIM: Although the diastolic flow reversal of the descending aorta has been recognized in patients with aortic regurgitation, its generation without this condition is still unknown. This study was performed to investigate whether flow patterns of the descending thoracic aorta, as measured by echocardiography, can represent invasively measured aortic pulse pressure (APP). METHODS: A total of 100 patients (age, 62.3±11.0 years; men, 62.0%) undergoing invasive coronary angiography (ICA) was analyzed...
March 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315799/venous-phase-timing-does-not-predict-spect-results-during-balloon-test-occlusion-of-the-internal-carotid-artery
#18
Brian M Snelling, Samir Sur, Sumedh S Shah, Racheal I Wolfson, Sudheer Ambekar, Dileep R Yavagal, Mohamed S Elhammady, Eric C Peterson
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of venous phase timing when compared to Technetium-99m Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) during angiographic balloon test occlusion of the internal carotid artery (ICA) and subsequent sacrifice of the ICA. METHODS: Fifty-six patients underwent formal BTO from April 2008, to February 2014, at our institution. Venous phase timing was calculated for each patient. SPECT imaging for each patient was interpreted by the nuclear medicine radiologist...
March 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315741/individual-classification-of-alzheimer-s-disease-with-diffusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#19
Tijn M Schouten, Marisa Koini, Frank de Vos, Stephan Seiler, Mark de Rooij, Anita Lechner, Reinhold Schmidt, Martijn van den Heuvel, Jeroen van der Grond, Serge A R B Rombouts
Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful non-invasive method to study white matter integrity, and is sensitive to detect differences in Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. Diffusion MRI may be able to contribute towards reliable diagnosis of AD. We used diffusion MRI to classify AD patients (N=77), and controls (N=173). We use different methods to extract information from the diffusion MRI data. First, we use the voxel-wise diffusion tensor measures that have been skeletonised using tract based spatial statistics...
March 15, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303317/evaluation-of-the-applicability-of-territorial-arterial-spin-labeling-in-meningiomas-for-presurgical-assessments-compared-with-3-dimensional-time-of-flight-magnetic-resonance-angiography
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Yiping Lu, Shihai Luan, Li Liu, Ji Xiong, Jianbo Wen, Jianxun Qu, Daoying Geng, Bo Yin
OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate the application of territorial arterial spin labelling (t-ASL) in comparison with unenhanced three-dimensional time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography (3D-TOF-MRA) in the identification of the feeding vasculature of meningiomas. METHODS: Thirty consecutive patients with suspected meningiomas underwent conventional MR imaging, unenhanced 3D-TOF-MRA and t-ASL scanning. Four experienced neuro-radiologists assessed the feeding vessels with different techniques separately...
March 16, 2017: European Radiology
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