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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214153/arrhythmogenic-right-ventricular-dysplasia-atypical-clinical-presentation
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José Marçalo, Luiz Menezes Falcão
A 67-year-old man was admitted to our hospital after episodes of syncope preceded by malaise and diffuse neck and chest discomfort. No family history of cardiac disease was reported. Laboratory workup was within normal limits, including D-dimers, serum troponin I and arterial blood gases. The electrocardiogram showed sinus rhythm with T-wave inversion in leads V1 to V3. Computed tomography angiography to investigate pulmonary embolism showed no abnormal findings. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) displayed massive enlargement of the right ventricle with intact interatrial septum and no pulmonary hypertension...
February 14, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213315/focal-adhesion-kinase-signaling-in-unexpected-places
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REVIEW
Elizabeth G Kleinschmidt, David D Schlaepfer
Focal adhesion kinase (FAK) is a cytoplasmic protein-tyrosine kinase first identified at extracellular matrix and integrin receptor cell adhesion sites and is a key regulator of cell movement. FAK is activated by a variety of stimuli. Herein, we discuss advances in conformational-associated FAK activation and dimerization mechanisms. Additionally, new roles have emerged for FAK signaling at cell adhesions, adherens junctions, endosomes, and the nucleus. In light of these new findings, we review how FAK activation at these sites is connected to the regulation of integrin recycling-activation, vascular permeability, cell survival, and transcriptional regulation, respectively...
February 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211307/local-and-systemic-changes-associated-with-long-term-percutaneous-static-implantation-of-titanium-alloys-in-rhesus-macaques-macaca-mulatta
#3
Galit H Frydman Robert P Marini Vasudevan Bakthavatchalu Kathleen E Biddle Sureshkumar Muthupalani Charles R Vanderburg Barry Lai Pavan K Bendapudi Ronald G Tompkins And James G Fox
Metal alloys are frequently used as implant materials in veterinary medicine. Recent studies suggest that many alloys induce both local and systemic inflammatory responses. In this study, 37 rhesus macaques with long-term skull-anchored percutaneous titanium alloy implants (duration, 0 to 14 y) were evaluated for changes in their hematology, coagulation, and serum chemistry profiles. Negative controls (n = 28) did not have implants. Macaques with implants had higher plasma D-dimer and lower antithrombin III concentrations than nonimplanted animals...
February 16, 2017: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211169/a-first-in-human-study-of-ds-1040-an-inhibitor-of-the-activated-form-of-thrombin-activatable-fibrinolysis-inhibitor-in-healthy-subjects
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Jin Zhou, Jarema Kochan, Ophelia Yin, Vance Warren, Cynthia Zamora, George Atiee, Joseph Pav, Yasushi Orihashi, Vijay Vashi, Victor Dishy
BACKGROUND: Current treatments for acute ischemic stroke and venous thromboembolism, such as recombinant tissue plasminogen activator and thrombectomy, are limited by a narrow time window and the risk of bleeding. DS-1040 is a novel low-molecular weight compound inhibiting the activated form of thrombin-activatable fibrinolysis inhibitor (TAFIa), developed as a fibrinolysis enhancer for treatment of thromboembolic diseases. OBJECTIVES: This first-in-human, randomized, placebo-controlled, three-part, phase 1 study was conducted to evaluate the safety, pharmacokinetics (PK), and pharmacodynamics (PD) of DS-1040 in healthy subjects...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209961/pnc1-piggy-back-import-into-peroxisomes-relies-on-gpd1-homodimerisation
#5
Nadal A Al Saryi, John D Hutchinson, Murtakab Y Al-Hejjaj, Svetlana Sedelnikova, Patrick Baker, Ewald H Hettema
Peroxisomes are eukaryotic organelles that posttranslationally import proteins via one of two conserved peroxisomal targeting signal (PTS1 or 2) mediated pathways. Oligomeric proteins can be imported via these pathways but evidence is accumulating that at least some PTS1-containing monomers enter peroxisomes before they assemble into oligomers. Some proteins lacking a PTS are imported by piggy-backing onto PTS-containing proteins. One of these proteins is the nicotinamidase Pnc1, that is co-imported with the PTS2-containing enzyme Glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase 1, Gpd1...
February 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208708/the-interplay-between-inflammation-coagulation-and-endothelial-injury-in-the-early-phase-of-acute-pancreatitis-clinical-implications
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REVIEW
Paulina Dumnicka, Dawid Maduzia, Piotr Ceranowicz, Rafał Olszanecki, Ryszard Drożdż, Beata Kuśnierz-Cabala
Acute pancreatitis (AP) is an inflammatory disease with varied severity, ranging from mild local inflammation to severe systemic involvement resulting in substantial mortality. Early pathologic events in AP, both local and systemic, are associated with vascular derangements, including endothelial activation and injury, dysregulation of vasomotor tone, increased vascular permeability, increased leukocyte migration to tissues, and activation of coagulation. The purpose of the review was to summarize current evidence regarding the interplay between inflammation, coagulation and endothelial dysfunction in the early phase of AP...
February 8, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208301/biomolecular-interaction-assays-identified-dual-inhibitors-of-glutaminase-and-glutamate-dehydrogenase-that-disrupt-mitochondrial-function-and-prevent-growth-of-cancer-cells
#7
Min Zhu, Jinzhang Fang, Jingjing Zhang, Zheng Zhang, Jianhui Xie, Yan Yu, Jennifer Jin Ruan, Zhao Chen, Wei Hou, Gensheng Yang, Weike Su, Benfang Helen Ruan
Glutaminase (KGA/isoenzyme GAC) is an emerging and important drug target for cancer. Traditional methods for assaying glutaminase activity are coupled with several other enzymes. Such coupled assays do not permit the direct and stringent characterization of specific glutaminase inhibitors. Ebselen was identified as a potent 9 nM KGA inhibitor in the KGA/glutamate oxidase (GO)/horse radish peroxidase (HRP) coupled assay but showed very weak activity in inhibiting the growth of glutamine-dependent cancer cells...
February 7, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207839/plasma-fibrin-d-dimer-and-the-risk-of-left-atrial-thrombus-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#8
Huaibin Wan, Shuang Wu, Yanmin Yang, Jun Zhu, Aidong Zhang, Yan Liang
BACKGROUND: Plasma fibrin d-dimer has been taken as a marker for thrombus. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationship between d-dimer (DD) levels and left atrial spontaneous echo contrast (SEC)/left atrial thrombus (LAT). METHODS: We identified clinical studies by systematic search of MEDLINE and EMBASE databases up to Feb 2016. All observational studies that considered DD as a study factor and trans-esophageal echocardiography (TEE) identified SEC/LAT as an outcome were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207534/a-case-control-study-on-the-structural-equation-model-of-the-mechanism-of-coagulation-and-fibrinolysis-imbalance-in-chronic-schistosomiasis
#9
Aiping Le, Lunli Zhang, Wei Liu, Xiaopeng Li, Jianwei Ren, An Ning
A structural equation model was used for verification with chronic schistosomiasis to investigate the coagulation-anticoagulation system imbalance and to deduce the mechanism of D-dimer (D-D) level elevation in patients with advanced schistosome hepatic disease. We detected the plasma levels of tissue-type fiber plasminogen activator (tPA), urokinase type plasminogen activator (uPA), plasmin-antiplasmin complex (PAP), plasminogen (PLG), antithrombin (AT), plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI1), D-D, factor VIII: C (FVIII:C), antithrombin-III (AT-III), PLG, protein S (PS), and protein C (PC) in the healthy people as control (69), patients with chronic schistosomiasis (150) or advanced chronic schistosomiasis (90)...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207260/theoretical-investigations-of-the-reactions-of-n-and-o-containing-species-on-a-c-100-h-2%C3%A3-1-reconstructed-diamond-surface
#10
Mark W Kelly, Sarah C Halliwell, W Jeff Rodgers, Jason D Pattle, Jeremy N Harvey, Michael N R Ashfold
Quantum mechanical and hybrid quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical (QM/MM) cluster models have been used to investigate possible reaction mechanisms whereby gas phase NHx (x = 0-2), CNHx (x = 0, 1) and OH radicals can add to, and incorporate in, a C-C dimer bond on the C(100):H 21 diamond surface during chemical vapor deposition from microwave activated C/H containing gas mixtures containing trace amounts of added N or O. Three N incorporation routes are identified, initiated by N, NH and CN(H) addition to a surface radical site, whereas only OH addition was considered as the precursor to O incorporation...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206731/thrombus-resolution-and-right-ventricular-functional-recovery-using-ultrasound-accelerated-thrombolysis-in-acute-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
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Evren Ozcinar, Mehmet Cakici, Nur Dikmen Yaman, Cagdas Baran, Anar Aliyev, Bahadir Inan, Serkan Durdu, Ahmet R Akar, Mustafa Sirlak
BACKGROUND: This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-accelerated catheter- directed thrombolysis (UACDT) in the treatment of massive and submassive pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observational cohort study of consequtive patients with massive or submassive PE treated with low-dose UACDT using EKOS EkoSonic® system at single center from May 2014 until April 2015. Overall, thirty-eight patients (median age, 64...
February 15, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203257/the-outcome-of-short-term-low-dose-aspirin-treatment-in-kawasaki-disease-based-on-inflammatory-markers
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Jae Won Yoo, Ji Mok Kim, Hong Ryang Kil
PURPOSE: Previously, Kawasaki disease (KD) treatment with low-dose aspirin was administered for 6-8 weeks after the acute phase. However, inflammatory marker levels normalize before 6-8 weeks. In this study, we aimed to investigate the clinical outcome of short-term low-dose aspirin treatment based on inflammatory and thrombotic marker levels. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of the medical records of patients with KD who were hospitalized at Chungnam National University Hospital between September 2012 and May 2014...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202862/venous-thromboembolism-due-to-oral-contraceptive-intake-and-spending-nights-in-a-vehicle-a-case-from-the-2016-kumamoto-earthquakes
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Daisuke Sueta, Rika Akahoshi, Yoshinori Okamura, Sunao Kojima, Tomokazu Ikemoto, Eiichiro Yamamoto, Yasuhiro Izumiya, Kenichi Tsujita, Koichi Kaikita, Hidetaka Katabuchi, Seiji Hokimoto
A 40-year-old woman experiencing sudden dyspnea went to her personal doctor for advice. She was previously diagnosed with endometriosis and prescribed oral contraceptives for treatment. During earthquakes, she spent 7 nights sleeping in a vehicle. The patient had swelling and pain in her left leg and high D-dimer concentration levels. A contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan revealed a contrast deficit in the bilateral pulmonary artery and in the left lower extremity. She was diagnosed with pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE), and anticoagulation therapy was initiated...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202118/-clinical-and-laboratory-features-of-macrophage-activation-syndrome
#14
Li Guo, Mei-Ping Lu, Gui-Juan Dong, Li-Ping Teng, Yi-Ping Xu, Li-Xia Zou, Qi Zheng
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical and laboratory features of macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) at the early stage of diagnosis, and to explore a method for early identification of MAS. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed for the demographic data, clinical and laboratory features, and treatment outcomes of 21 MAS patients. RESULTS: Of the 21 MAS patients, 14 had systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis, 5 had Kawasaki disease (KD), and 2 had connective tissue disease (CTD) as primary diseases...
February 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199364/coagulation-profile-in-patients-undergoing-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Thomas Decker Christensen, Henrik Vad, Søren Pedersen, Kåre Hornbech, Nora Elisabeth Zois, Peter B Licht, Mads Nybo, Anne-Mette Hvas
BACKGROUND: Knowledge about the impact of Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin (LMWH) on the coagulation system in patients undergoing minimal invasive lung cancer surgery is sparse. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of LMWH on the coagulation system in patients undergoing Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) lobectomy for primary lung cancer. METHODS: Sixty-three patients diagnosed with primary lung cancer undergoing VATS lobectomy were randomized to either subcutaneous injection with dalteparin (Fragmin®) 5000 IE once daily or no intervention...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198712/changes-in-levels-of-inflammation-following-antiretroviral-treatment-during-early-hiv-infection-in-actg-a5217
#16
Bernard J Macatangay, Ming Yang, Xin Sun, Jessica Morton, Victor DE Gruttola, Susan Little, Christine Hogan, Charles R Rinaldo
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the changes in the levels of soluble biomarkers of inflammation and coagulation and T cell activation among participants of ACTG A5217 who were started on antiretroviral therapy (ART) within the first 6 months of HIV infection. METHODS: Cryopreserved specimens were obtained pre-ART (Week 0), at time of virologic suppression (Week 36), and at 36 weeks after treatment interruption (Week 72). Levels of D-dimer, C-reactive protein (CRP), and soluble CD14 (sCD14) were measured in plasma, while T cell activation levels defined as the frequencies of CD4 and CD8 T cells co-expressing HLA-DR and CD38, were measured in peripheral blood mononuclear cells...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes: JAIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197755/direct-oral-anticoagulants-for-extended-duration-thromboprophylaxis-in-hospitalized-medically-ill-patients-are-we-there-yet
#17
Majed S Al Yami, Osamah M Alfayez, Sawsan M Kurdi, Razan Alsheikh
Despite a recommended 7-10 days of thromboprophylaxis, medically ill patients remain at increased risk of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) after hospital discharge. Here, we present a contemporary review on the efficacy and safety of extended-duration thromboprophylaxis with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in hospitalized medically ill patients. A search of publication and trial databases of controlled trials conducted from 2010 to 2016 using the key terms apixaban, rivaroxaban, and betrixaban showed three phase III trials that met our search criteria...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197617/mechanistic-insights-on-the-electronic-properties-and-electronic-atomic-structure-aspects-in-orthorhombic-srvo3-thin-films-xanes-exafs-study
#18
Aditya Sharma, Mayora Varshney, Weon Cheol Lim, Hyun-Joon Shin, Jitendra Pal Singh, Sung Ok Won, Keun Hwa Chae
Correlations among the B-O6 octahedra distortions, existing polymorphous phases, band structures and electronic conductivities of ABO3 perovskites are matters for debate and require a deep understanding of their local atomic/electronic structures and diverse assets. In this study, to illustrate the distortion in V-O6 octahedra and its implication on the band structure and electronic properties, spectroscopic investigations on the RF-sputtering grown insulating SrVO3 thin films were employed using X-ray absorption near edge structure (XANES) and extended X-ray absorption fine structure (EXAFS)...
February 15, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197614/characterization-of-the-temperature-and-humidity-dependent-phase-diagram-of-amorphous-nanoscale-organic-aerosols
#19
Nicholas E Rothfuss, Markus D Petters
Atmospheric aerosols can exist in amorphous semi-solid or glassy phase states. These states are determined by the temperature (T) and relative humidity (RH). New measurements of viscosity for amorphous semi-solid nanometer size sucrose particles as a function of T and RH are reported. Viscosity is measured by inducing coagulation between two particles and probing the thermodynamic states that induce the particle to relax into a sphere. It is shown that the glass transition temperature can be obtained by extrapolation to 10(12) Pa s from the measured temperature-dependent viscosity in the 10(6) to 10(7) Pa s range...
February 15, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197564/core-to-core-dimers-forming-switchable-mesophase
#20
M Horčic, J Svoboda, V Novotná, D Pociecha, E Gorecka
We report structurally new type of dimers composed of bent-core molecules connected through their central cores by an alkylene spacer. Various self-assembling structures are discovered when prolonging the terminal alkyl chains in arms. Among diverse mesophases, the antiferroelectric type of switching under an applied electric field is observed.
February 15, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
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