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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937857/evaluation-of-retinal-blood-flow-before-and-after-panretinal-photocoagulation-using-pattern-scan-laser-for-diabetic-retinopathy
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Yoshihisa Yamada, Kiyoshi Suzuma, Naoko Onizuka, Masafumi Uematsu, Yasser Helmy Mohamed, Takashi Kitaoka
PURPOSE: Laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) can measure blood flow in the ocular fundus. We analyzed the relationship between retinal blood flow and panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) in diabetic retinopathy. METHODS: This retrospective observational study examined the eyes of 35 patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) or non-PDR (NPDR). PRP was performed using a pattern scan laser. Using LSFG, blood flow was evaluated as the mean blur rate (MBR) or the relative flow volume (RFV)...
September 22, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937433/a-case-of-phacomatosis-pigmentokeratotica-associated-with-multiple-basal-cell-carcinomas
#2
Seung-Hee Loh, Bark-Lynn Lew, Woo-Young Sim
Phacomatosis pigmentokeratotica is a recently identified disease characterized by the coexistence of an epidermal nevus with sebaceous differentiation arranged along Blaschko lines and a speckled lentiginous nevus showing a checkerboard pattern, mostly in association with various extracutaneous defects. A 52-year-old man presented with asymptomatic ulcerative plaque on his left side of perioral area. A 2 × 2-cm-sized fleshy colored ulceration on his left perioral area was consistent with basal cell carcinoma with nevus sebaceous...
September 13, 2017: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936576/improvement-of-continuous-subcutaneous-insulin-infusion-on-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-by-3-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
#3
Hong-Xia Luo, Xiao-Ling Zhou, Hong-Ju Kou, Xian-Wei Ni, Qing Wu, Chun-Peng Zou, Dao-Zhu Wu, Yong-Fang Liu
Three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (3D-STE) was used to evaluate the improvement of continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion on the left ventricular (LV) systolic function of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitu (T2DM). We recruited T2DM patients (38 cases, diabetic group) and healthy volunteers (35 cases, control group) to collect LV full volume imaging. TomTec software was used for calculating LV global longitudinal strain (LVGLS), global circumferential strain (LVGCS), peak twist (LVTW), peak apical rotation (LVPAR), ejection fraction (LVEF), and torsion (LVT)...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935634/assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-and-peripheral-vascular-arterial-stiffness-in-patients-with-dipper-and-non-dipper-hypertension
#4
Yan Chen, Ju-Hua Liu, Zhe Zhen, Yuan Zuo, Qingshan Lin, Mingya Liu, Chunting Zhao, Min Wu, Gaozhen Cao, Run Wang, Hung-Fat Tse, Kai-Hang Yiu
A non-dipper pattern of high blood pressure is associated with increased risk of organ damage and cardiovascular disease in patients with hypertension. The aim of the study was to evaluate the left ventricular (LV) remodeling and function and arterial stiffness in a dipper/non-dipper pattern of high blood pressure in patients with hypertension. A total of 183 hypertensive patients with no history of adverse cardiovascular events were divided into two groups based on 24 hours ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM): 66 patients with a dipper pattern and 117 patients with non-dipper pattern...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933138/assessment-of-treatment-effects-on-digital-ulcer-and-blood-perfusion-by-laser-speckle-contrast-analysis-in-a-patient-affected-by-systemic-sclerosis
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B Ruaro, S Paolino, C Pizzorni, M Cutolo, A Sulli
Laser speckle contrast analysis (LASCA) is a good tool to evaluate the variation in peripheral blood perfusion during long-term follow-up and is able to safely monitor digital ulcer evolution in scleroderma patients. It evaluates blood perfusion in different areas within the skin lesions and surrounding them during standard treatment.
September 21, 2017: Reumatismo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932922/decreased-ocular-blood-flow-after-photocoagulation-therapy-in-neonatal-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Tadashi Matsumoto, Takashi Itokawa, Tomoaki Shiba, Masahiko Tomita, Kotaro Hine, Norio Mizukaki, Hitoshi Yoda, Yuichi Hori
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationships between optic nerve head blood flow, expressed as mean blur rate (MBR) measured by laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG), and photocoagulation therapy in neonates with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). STUDY DESIGN: Case series study. METHODS: We studied 5 ROP neonates either during sleep or under sedation both before and after photocoagulation, and evaluated 8 eyes in which the circulation could be measured three times consecutively...
September 20, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929532/the-impact-of-left-ventricular-deformation-and-dyssynchrony-on-improvement-of-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-following-radiofrequency-catheter-ablation-in-wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome-a-comprehensive-study-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography
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Tomoo Nagai, Akira Hamabe, Junko Arakawa, Hirotsugu Tabata, Toshihiko Nishioka
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate left ventricular (LV) deformation and LV dyssynchrony in patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome and to identify the factors that affect the efficacy of radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA). METHODS: Thirty patients (26 men, mean age 40 ± 12 years) with WPW syndrome were prospectively recruited for this study. They underwent 2-dimensional transthoracic echocardiography with speckle tracking analysis before RFCA and again within 48 hours after RFCA...
September 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929529/correlation-between-myocardial-deformation-on-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-and-cardiopulmonary-exercise-testing
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Mei Li, Yaran Lu, Cui Fang, Xiaorong Zhang
PURPOSE: Heart failure (HF) is a multifactorial entity that combines derangements in both systolic and diastolic function. The relationship between systolic and diastolic function and exercise capacity is not fully understood. We sought to determine the mechanisms linking cardiac function and exercise tolerance in patients with HF. METHODS: One hundred fifty-six subjects with different cardiac function levels were included in the study. Subjects' 2D echocardiographic, 3D speckle tracking echocardiographic, and cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) data were collected...
September 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928843/expression-and-clinical-relevance-of-spopl-in-medulloblastoma
#9
Yuanjun Hu, Lixuan Yang, Maolei Zhang, Zhengsong Huang, Jiaping Lin, Nu Zhang
Medulloblastoma (MB) is a type of malignant brain tumor in children. Although knowledge of MB is increasing and the survival rate of patients with MB has improved in previous years, the long-term treatment-associated complications remain unfavorable. Early diagnosis and treatment is critical for patients with MB, but effective molecular markers for MB remain elusive. The Speckle-type POZ protein (SPOP) is a member of the MATH-BTB protein family and is a type of joint molecule for Cullin-3. SPOP inhibits tumor growth...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928716/cushing-s-disease-subclinical-left-ventricular-systolic-and-diastolic-dysfunction-revealed-by-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-and-tissue-doppler-imaging
#10
Beata Uzie Bło-Życzkowska, Paweł Krzesinński, Przemysław Witek, Grzegorz Zielinński, Agnieszka Jurek, Grzegorz Gielerak, Andrzej Skrobowski
OBJECTIVE: Novel echocardiographic techniques, such as speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) and tissue Doppler imaging, are sensitive tools for assessing left ventricular (LV) performance. LV global longitudinal strain (GLS), assessed by STE, is a sensitive marker of myocardial systolic function. Cardiovascular complications in patients with Cushing's disease (CD) determine a higher mortality than that in an age- and gender-matched population. Cardiac systolic dysfunction may be detected in early stages by STE...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928607/speckle-tracking-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-functions-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
#11
Osama Abd Rab Elrasol Tolba, Mohamed Ramadan El-Shanshory, Mohamed Abd Elaziz El-Gamasy, Walid Ahmed El-Shehaby
BACKGROUND: Cardiac dysfunction is a risk factor for death in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD). AIM OF THE WORK: Aim of the work is to evaluate the right ventricular systolic and diastolic functions by tissue Doppler and speckling tracking imaging in children with SCD. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty children with SCD and thirty controls were subjected to clinical, laboratory evaluations, and echocardiographic study using GE Vivid 7 (GE Medical System, Horten, Norway with a 3...
September 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927559/association-of-aortic-root-dilation-from-early-adulthood-to-middle-age-with-cardiac-structure-and-function-the-cardia-study
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Chike C Nwabuo, Henrique T Moreira, Henrique D Vasconcellos, Bharath Ambale-Venkatesh, Kihei Yoneyama, Yoshiaki Ohyama, Ravi K Sharma, Anderson C Armstrong, Mohammed R Ostovaneh, Cora E Lewis, Kiang Liu, Pamela J Schreiner, Kofo O Ogunyankin, Samuel S Gidding, João A C Lima
BACKGROUND: The human aorta dilates with advancing age. However, the association between progressive aortic dilation with aging and cardiac remodeling has not been established in studies of community-dwelling adults. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that there would be a relationship between aortic size increase over the early adult life span with left ventricular (LV) structural remodeling and subclinical LV dysfunction in middle age, even in the absence of overt cardiovascular and valvular disease...
September 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927035/decreased-expression-of-speckle-type-poz-protein-for-the-prediction-of-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#13
Jing-Jing Li, Jian-Feng Zhang, Su-Mei Yao, Hua Huang, Shu Zhang, Minxing Zhao, Jian-An Huang
Speckle-type POZ domain protein (SPOP) has been acknowledged as a tumor suppressor gene in numerous types of cancer. However, SPOP expression and its prognostic role in human non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remain unknown. The present study investigated SPOP expression in NSCLC and evaluated its prognostic significance in patients with NSCLC. The results demonstrated that SPOP expression was significantly downregulated in NSCLC tissues at the mRNA and protein level compared with normal lung tissues using reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction, and western blot analysis...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918619/discoid-lupus-erythematosus-presenting-as-upper-eyelid-edema-and-erythema
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Abbas Darjani, Rana Rafiei, Alireza Mesbah, Razieh Golmohammadi, Behnam Rafiee, Mehriar Movaseghi
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) is an autoimmune disorder that usually occurs on sun exposed areas of head and neck. Infrequently it could be presented by palpebral involvement and rarely unilateral upper eye lid edema and erythema have been reported as the sole manifestation of DLE. We describe a 38-year-old woman with chronic left upper eye lid edema and erythema from one year ago which was induced by steroid injection for left eyebrow alopecia. Histopathologic and direct immunofluorescent studies were made on palpebral skin tissue and confirmed DLE diagnosis...
July 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917288/intraoperative-imaging-for-vascular-lesions
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Vance L Fredrickson, Jonathan J Russin, Ben A Strickland, Joshua Bakhsheshian, Arun P Amar
Neurovascular surgery is a broad and challenging, yet exciting field within neurologic surgery. The neurovascular surgeon must be meticulous; because the brain and spinal cord are unforgiving to ischemic insults. Along with the pressures of this demanding subspecialty comes the potential to help patients recover from potentially devastating pathology to go on and lead normal, healthy lives. Several intraoperative imaging modalities are available to help maximize treatment success while reducing risk. This article reviews each of these modalities, including digital subtraction angiography, fluorescence angiography, Doppler ultrasonography, laser Doppler, laser speckle contrast imaging, neuronavigation, and neuroendoscopy...
October 2017: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915224/systolic-and-diastolic-left-ventricular-mechanics-during-and-after-resistance-exercise
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Eric J Stöhr, Mike Stembridge, Rob Shave, T Jake Samuel, Keeron Stone, Joseph I Esformes
PURPOSE: To improve the current understanding of the impact of resistance exercise on the heart, by examining the acute responses of left ventricular (LV) strain, twist, and untwisting rate ("LV mechanics"). METHODS: LV echocardiographic images were recorded in systole and diastole before, during and immediately after (7-12 s) double-leg press exercise at two intensities (30% and 60% of maximum strength, one-repetition maximum). Speckle tracking analysis generated LV strain, twist, and untwisting rate data...
October 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914896/rapid-measurement-of-transversal-flow-velocity-vector-with-high-spatial-resolution-using-speckle-decorrelation-optical-coherence-tomography
#17
Lei Fu, Ya Su, Yimin Wang, Lei Chen, Wenping Li, Hongjie Wang, Zhihong Li, X Steve Yao
We propose and demonstrate a novel method that uses only three sets of B-scans to accurately determine both the direction and the speed of a transversal flow using speckle decorrelation optical coherence tomography. Our tri-scan method has the advantages of high measurement speed, high spatial resolution, and insensitivity to the flow speed. By introducing error maps, we show that the flow angle inaccuracy can be minimized by choosing the measurement result with a lesser error between results obtained from the x- and y-scans...
September 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913656/new-insights-into-cardiac-involvement-in-juvenile-scleroderma-a-three-dimensional-echocardiographic-assessment-unveils-subclinical-ventricle-dysfunction
#18
Reyhan Dedeoglu, Amra Adroviç, Funda Oztunç, Sezgin Sahin, Kenan Barut, Ozgur Kasapcopur
Cardiac manifestations in juvenile scleroderma or systemic sclerosis (JSSc) have poor prognosis, begin in early stages of the disease, and remain clinically asymptomatic. New echocardiography modalities, such as 2D/3D speckle tracking (STE, strain analysis for regional and global ventricular functions), can detect cardiac involvement in early stages. We assessed 21 JSSc patients and 19 controls using 2D/3D STE. The left ventricular end diastolic volume, end systolic volume, and ejection fraction of the patient and control groups were significantly different (99...
September 14, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910577/subnuclear-distribution-of-proteins-links-with-genome-architecture
#19
Fouziya R Shah, Younus A Bhat, Ajazul H Wani
Metazoan genomes have a hierarchal 3-dimensional (3D) organization scaling from nucleosomes, loops, topologically associating domains (TADs), compartments, to chromosome territories. The 3D organization of genome has been linked with development, differentiation and disease. However, the principles governing the 3D chromatin architecture are just beginning to get unraveled. The nucleus has very high concentration of proteins and these proteins are either diffusely distributed throughout the nucleus, or aggregated in the form of foci/bodies/clusters/speckles or in combination of both...
September 14, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906089/alopecia-as-unique-clue-to-syphilis-in-a-patient
#20
Laura Atzori, Laura Mantovani, Roberta Satta, Caterina Ferreli
Alopecia is an uncommon manifestation of syphilis, simulating other common forms of hair-loss, but representing a crucial complaint for the patient, who might by converse have not noticed other signs and symptoms of the disease. Esthetic issues undervaluation might prolong illness, and postpone appropriate treatment. A 42-year-old patient, HIV negative, presented with a 2-month history of progressive generalized thinning of the hairs and small non-scarring irregular alopecia patches of the parietal-occipital areas of the scalp...
October 2017: Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia: Organo Ufficiale, Società Italiana di Dermatologia e Sifilografia
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