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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342201/differentiation-of-glioblastoma-multiforme-metastases-and-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphomas-using-multiparametric-perfusion-and-diffusion-mr-imaging-of-a-tumor-core-and-a-peritumoral-zone-searching-for-a-practical-approach
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Małgorzata Neska-Matuszewska, Joanna Bladowska, Marek Sąsiadek, Anna Zimny
INTRODUCTION: In conventional MR examinations glioblastomas multiforme (GBMs), metastases and primary CNS lymphomas (PCNSLs) may show very similar appearance. The aim of the study was to evaluate usefulness of multiparametric T2*DSC perfusion and diffusion MR imaging in the preoperative differentiation of these tumors. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy four solitary enhancing tumors (27 GBMs, 30 metastases, 17 PCNSLs) were enrolled in the study. Parameters of cerebral blood volume (rCBV), peak height (rPH), percentage of signal recovery (rPSR) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) were assessed from the tumor core and the peritumoral non-enhancing T2-hyperintense zone...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342116/vegf-signaling-in-neurological-disorders
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REVIEW
Joon W Shim, Joseph R Madsen
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) is a potent growth factor playing diverse roles in vasculogenesis and angiogenesis. In the brain, VEGF mediates angiogenesis, neural migration and neuroprotection. As a permeability factor, excessive VEGF disrupts intracellular barriers, increases leakage of the choroid plexus endothelia, evokes edema, and activates the inflammatory pathway. Recently, we discovered that a heparin binding epidermal growth factor like growth factor (HB-EGF)-a class of EGF receptor (EGFR) family ligands-contributes to the development of hydrocephalus with subarachnoid hemorrhage through activation of VEGF signaling...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341965/osmotic-shifts-cerebral-edema-and-neurologic-deterioration-in-severe-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Eric Michael Liotta, Anna L Romanova, Bryan D Lizza, Laura J Rasmussen-Torvik, Minjee Kim, Brandon Francis, Rajbeer Singh Sangha, Timothy J Carroll, Daniel Ganger, Daniela P Ladner, Andrew M Naidech, James J Paparello, Shyam Prabhakaran, Farzaneh A Sorond, Matthew B Maas
OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the effect of acute electrolyte and osmolar shifts on brain volume and neurologic function in patients with liver failure and severe hepatic encephalopathy. DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of brain CT scans and clinical data. SETTING: Tertiary care hospital ICUs. PATIENTS: Patients with acute or acute-on-chronic liver failure and severe hepatic encephalopathy. INTERVENTIONS: Clinically indicated CT scans and serum laboratory studies...
February 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341114/recombinant-human-hepatocyte-growth-factor-provides-protective-effects-in-celurein-induced-acute-pancreatitis-in-mice
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Mayrel Palestino-Domínguez, Mario Pelaez-Luna, Roberto Lazzarini-Lechuga, Ignacio Rodríguez-Ochoa, Verónica Souza, Roxana U Miranda, Benjamín Pérez-Aguilar, Leticia Bucio, Jens U Marquardt, Luis Enrique Gomez-Quiroz, María Concepción Gutiérrez-Ruiz
Acute pancreatitis is a multifactorial disease associated with profound changes of the pancreas induced by release of digestive enzymes that lead to increase in proinflammatory cytokine production, excessive tissue necrosis, edema, and bleeding. Elevated levels of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF) and its receptor c-Met have been observed in different chronic and acute pancreatic diseases including experimental models of acute pancreatitis. In the present study, we investigated the protective effects induced by the recombinant human HGF in a mouse model of cerulein-induced acute pancreatitis...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341020/mri-in-the-study-of-animal-models-of-stroke
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Pedro Ramos-Cabrer, Daniel Padro
Stroke consists of the loss of cerebral functions resulting from the interruption of blood supply to a region of the brain, and represents the second cause of death and the leading cause of major disability in adults in Europe. Stroke is a very active field of research at preclinical and clinical levels, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is one of the most powerful tools that scientist and clinicians have for the study of the onset, evolution and consequences of this devastating disease, as well as for the monitoring of the success of available treatments, or for the development of novel therapeutic strategies...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340981/nanolipid-gel-of-an-antimycotic-drug-for-treating-vulvovaginal-candidiasis-development-and-evaluation
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Dnyanesh Takalkar, Namita Desai
This paper focuses on the development and evaluation of mucoadhesive vaginal gel of fluconazole using nanolipid carriers to enhance tissue deposition in treating vulvovaginal candidiasis. Treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis includes antimycotic agents prescribed for 1 to 7 days or longer, in relapse either orally or topically. The delivery of fluconazole as nanolipid carriers in vaginal gel can be proposed as suitable alternative to the existing conventional formulations to improve the patient acceptability, compliance and localized drug action...
January 16, 2018: AAPS PharmSciTech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340750/a-pilot-study-evaluating-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-artiss-human-fibrin-sealant-in-external-rhinoplasty
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Steven H Dayan, Jonathan T Bacos, Thuy-Van Ho, Nimit Gandhi, Selika Gutierrez-Borst
BACKGROUND: Fibrin sealant application in rhytidectomy has previously demonstrated a reduction in adverse events and drainage volume. Fibrin sealant offers multiple potential benefits including decreasing downtime, reducing complication rates, and improving patient satisfaction. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy and safety of ARTISS [fibrin sealant (human)] in external rhinoplasty. METHODS: Nine healthy participants between the ages of 18 and 50 seeking external rhinoplasty completed this study...
January 16, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340697/genetic-and-clinical-evidence-of-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-intellectual-disability
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Alba Valiente-Pallejà, Helena Torrell, Gerard Muntané, Maria J Cortés, Rafael Martínez-Leal, Nerea Abasolo, Yolanda Alonso, Elisabet Vilella, Lourdes Martorell
Clinical conditions commonly associated with mitochondrial disorders (CAMDs) are often present in autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID). Therefore, the mitochondrial dysfunction hypothesis has been proposed as a transversal mechanism that may function in both disorders. Here, we investigated the presence of conditions associated with mitochondrial disorders and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) alterations in 122 subjects who presented ASD with ID (ASD group), 115 subjects who presented ID but not ASD (ID group) and 112 healthy controls (HC group)...
January 11, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340311/hyponatremia-and-the-brain
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REVIEW
Fabrice Gankam Kengne, Guy Decaux
Hyponatremia is defined by low serum sodium concentration and is the most common electrolyte disorder encountered in clinical practice. Serum sodium is the main determinant of plasma osmolality, which, in turn, affects cell volume. In the presence of low extracellular osmolality, cells will swell if the adaptation mechanisms involved in the cell volume maintenance are inadequate. The most dramatic effects of hyponatremia on the brain are seen when serum sodium concentration decreases in a short period, allowing little or no adaptation...
January 2018: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339963/infiltrative-optic-neuropathies-opening-doors-to-sinister-pathologies
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Aastha Takkar, Darakshan Naheed, Mohit Dogra, Manoj K Goyal, Ramandeep Singh, Nalini Gupta, Kirti Gupta, B R Mittal, Vivek Lal
Optic disc edema may be caused by a number of conditions. A commonly ignored but important aspect is the presence of "infiltration" of disc; that may closely mimic disc edema. Disc edema, optic nerve dysfunction and a normal appearing disc in any combination may occur in infiltrative optic neuropathies. Identifying disc infiltration can aid in diagnosis of many sinister pathologies even in the absence of other specific clinical features. We describe two patients presenting with optic nerve dysfunction and infiltrated disc appearance, which on investigations were found to have underlying malignancies thereby underscoring the importance of detecting infiltrative optic neurpathies...
October 2017: Neuro-ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339919/effect-of-oral-tranexamic-acid-on-macular-edema-associated-with-retinal-vein-occlusion-or-diabetes
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Masayuki Takeyama, Fumio Takeuchi, Masahiko Gosho, Keijiro Sugita, Masahiro Zako, Masayoshi Iwaki, Motohiro Kamei
Purpose: Tranexamic acid (TXA) is a widely used antifibrinolytic agent that can also cause a decrease in vascular permeability. We hypothesized that TXA could improve macular edema (ME) that is caused by an increase in retinal vascular permeability. The aim of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of oral TXA for ME associated with retinal vein occlusion (RVO) or diabetic ME (DME). Patients and methods: Oral TXA (1,500 mg daily for 2 weeks) was administered to patients with persistent ME secondary to RVO (7 eyes) and DME (7 eyes)...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339917/association-of-treatment-adherence-with-real-life-va-outcomes-in-amd-dme-and-brvo-patients
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Christoph Ehlken, Mandy Helms, Daniel Böhringer, Hansjürgen T Agostini, Andreas Stahl
Purpose: Real-life clinical outcomes of patients treated with anti-VEGF drugs for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), or macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) are often inferior to results from randomized clinical trials. This observational cohort study investigates treatment adherence and real-life clinical outcomes within the first year of treatment. Patients and methods: A total of 708 treatment-naïve patients (466 nAMD, 134 DME, and 108 BRVO) were included...
2018: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339646/automated-screening-for-diabetic-retinopathy-a-systematic-review
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Mads Fonager Nørgaard, Jakob Grauslund
PURPOSE: Worldwide ophthalmologists are challenged by the rapid rise in the prevalence of diabetes. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the most common complication in diabetes, and possible consequences range from mild visual impairment to blindness. Repetitive screening for DR is cost-effective, but it is also a costly and strenuous affair. Several studies have examined the application of automated image analysis to solve this problem. Large populations are needed to assess the efficacy of such programs, and a standardized and rigorous methodology is important to give an indication of system performance in actual clinical settings...
January 16, 2018: Ophthalmic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339063/evolution-of-intravitreal-therapy-for-retinal-diseases-from-cmv-to-cnv-the-lxxiv-edward-jackson-memorial-lecture
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Daniel F Martin
PURPOSE: To present the evolution of intravitreal therapy for retinal diseases and its impact on clinical practice. DESIGN: Retrospective literature review and personal perspective. METHODS: Retrospective literature review and personal perspective. RESULTS: Pharmacotherapeutic advances in retinal disease have been remarkable over the last 25 years. Almost all of the new drugs developed have required intravitreal administration to be highly effective, leading to an exponential increase in the annual number of intravitreal injections given...
January 12, 2018: American Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338905/posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-a-rare-childhood-case-with-unconsciousness
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Akira Komori, Daisuke Mizu, Koichi Ariyoshi
BACKGROUND: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a condition characterized by seizures, altered consciousness, visual disturbances, and headache. Characteristic findings on neuroimaging include cerebral edema, typically involving the parieto-occipital white matter. PRES has been associated with hypertension, autoimmune disease, and Henoch-Schölein purpura (HSP), but few cases have been reported, and fewer cases of PRES have been reported in children. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 4-year-old girl who presented with blindness and semi-consciousness...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338697/additional-dexamethasone-in-chemotherapies-with-carboplatin-and-paclitaxel-could-reduce-the-impaired-glycometabolism-in-rat-models
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Yanxiu Guo, Haoxia Zeng, Xiaohong Chang, Chaohua Wang, Heng Cui
BACKGROUND: Side-effects have been considered as the limitation of the chemotherapy agents' administration and life quality in patients with ovarian cancers. In order to explore the influence of the chemotherapy agents commonly used in ovarian cancer patients on the blood glucose metabolism in rat models, we conducted this study which simulated the conditions of clinical protocols. METHODS: Eighty clean-grade female Wistar rats were randomized into 8 groups: Group 1 (Negative control), Group 1' (Dexamethasone), Group 2 (Carboplatin), Group 2' (Carboplatin-plus-dexamethasone), Group 3 (Paclitaxel), Group 3' (Paclitaxel-plus-dexamethasone), Group 4 (Combined therapy), Group 4' (Combined-therapy-plus-dexamethasone)...
January 16, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29338061/feasibility-of-cell-based-therapy-combined-with-descemetorhexis-for-treating-fuchs-endothelial-corneal-dystrophy-in-rabbit-model
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Naoki Okumura, Daiki Matsumoto, Yuya Fukui, Masataka Teramoto, Hirofumi Imai, Tetta Kurosawa, Tomoki Shimada, Friedrich Kruse, Ursula Schlötzer-Schrehardt, Shigeru Kinoshita, Noriko Koizumi
Corneal transparency is maintained by the corneal endothelium through its pump and barrier function. Severe corneal endothelial damage results in dysregulation of water flow and eventually causes corneal haziness and deterioration of visual function. In 2013, we initiated clinical research of cell-based therapy for treating corneal decompensation. In that study, we removed an 8-mm diameter section of damaged corneal endothelium without removing Descemet's membrane (the basement membrane of the corneal endothelium) and then injected cultured human corneal endothelial cells (CECs) into the anterior chamber...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337220/botaf-a-new-buthus-occitanus-tunetanus-scorpion-toxin-produces-potent-analgesia-in-rodents
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Riadh Maatoug, Jed Jebali, Régis Guieu, Michel De Waard, Riadh Kharrat
This work reports the purification of new potent scorpion neuropeptide, named BotAF, by an activity-guided screening approach. BotAF is a 64-residue long-chain peptide that shares very high similarity with the original β-like scorpion toxin group, in which several peptides have been characterized to be anti-nociceptive in rodents. BotAF administration to rodents does not produce any toxicity or motor impairment, including at high doses. In all models investigated, BotAF turned out to be an efficient peptide in abolishing acute and inflammatory (both somatic and visceral) pain in rodents...
January 11, 2018: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336938/determination-of-the-energy-requirements-in-mechanically-ventilated-critically-ill-elderly-patients-in-different-bmi-groups-using%C3%A2-the-harris-benedict-equation
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Pi-Hui Hsu, Chao-Hsien Lee, Li-Kuo Kuo, Yu-Chung Kung, Wei-Ji Chen, Min-Su Tzeng
BACKGROUND: Due to studies on calorie requirement in mechanically ventilated critically ill elderly patients are few, and indirect calorimetry (IC) is not available in every intensive care unit (ICU). The aim of this study was to compare IC and Harris-Benedict (HB) predictive equation in different BMI groups. METHODS: A total of 177 mechanically ventilated critically ill elderly patients (≧65 years old) underwent IC for measured resting energy expenditure (MREE)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336896/targeted-retinal-photocoagulation-for-diabetic-macular-edema-with-peripheral-retinal-nonperfusion-three-year-randomized-dave-trial
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David M Brown, William C Ou, Tien P Wong, Rosa Y Kim, Daniel E Croft, Charles C Wykoff
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of targeted retinal photocoagulation (TRP) on visual and anatomic outcomes and treatment burden in eyes with diabetic macular edema (DME). DESIGN: Phase I/II prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial. PARTICIPANTS: Forty eyes of 29 patients with center-involved macular edema secondary to diabetes mellitus. METHODS: Eyes with center-involved DME and Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) between 20/32 and 20/320 (Snellen equivalent) were randomized 1:1 to monotherapy with 0...
January 11, 2018: Ophthalmology
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