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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148253/quantification-of-vascular-damage-in-acute-kidney-injury-with-fluorine-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-spectroscopy
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Jeremy K Moore, Junjie Chen, Hua Pan, Joseph P Gaut, Sanjay Jain, Samuel A Wickline
PURPOSE: To design a fluorine MRI/MR spectroscopy approach to quantify renal vascular damage after ischemia-reperfusion injury, and the therapeutic response to antithrombin nanoparticles (NPs) to protect kidney function. METHODS: A total of 53 rats underwent 45 min of bilateral renal artery occlusion and were treated at reperfusion with either plain perfluorocarbon NPs or NPs functionalized with a direct thrombin inhibitor (PPACK:phenyalanine-proline-arginine-chloromethylketone)...
November 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148029/an-unusual-case-of-bilateral-pigmented-maculopathy-and-anterior-segment-dysgenesis
#2
Edward Bloch, Maria Pefkianaki, Jamil Hakim
PURPOSE: Pigmentary maculopathy can occur in the context of various inherited and acquired diseases. Anterior segment dysgenesis arises due to developmental anomalies and may be associated with systemic disease, as in Rieger syndrome. CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old woman presented with longstanding reduction in vision, evidence of anterior segment dysgenesis, and multiple discrete pigmented lesions throughout the macula bilaterally. Electroretinographic findings were consistent with severe macular dysfunction...
November 8, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143137/segmental-biventricular-analysis-of-myocardial-function-using-high-temporal-and-spatial-resolution-tissue-phase-mapping
#3
Marius Menza, Daniela Föll, Jürgen Hennig, Bernd Jung
OBJECTIVE: Myocardial dysfunction of the right ventricle (RV) is an important indicator of RV diseases, e.g. RV infarction or pulmonary hypertension. Tissue phase mapping (TPM) has been widely used to determine function of the left ventricle (LV) by analyzing myocardial velocities. The analysis of RV motion is more complicated due to the different geometry and smaller wall thickness. The aim of this work was to adapt and optimize TPM to the demands of the RV. MATERIALS AND METHODS: TPM measurements were acquired in 25 healthy volunteers using a velocity-encoded phase-contrast sequence and kt-accelerated parallel imaging in combination with optimized navigator strategy and blood saturation...
November 15, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141390/-the-clinical-analysis-of-corneal-interface-fluid-syndrome-after-laser-lamellar-corneal-refractive-surgery
#4
K J Lin, J Chen, W Lin, X D Lin, Y M Zhou, L D Zheng, Y Tong
Objective: To analysis, the clinical characteristics, refractive changes, and clinical treatment of interface fluid syndrome after laser lamellar corneal refractive surgery. Methods: During Dec. 2010 to Apr. 2016. In total 6 cases(9 eyes), 3 cases were bilateral, 3 cases were unilateral. Five patients were male and 1 was female. The age of the patients ranged from 20 to 29 years was (24.83±4.02) years. Six cases(9 eyes)of IFS were diagnosed at our hospital. The history and complete ophthalmic examination that include Slit-lamp examination, Slit-lamp photography, refraction, corneal thickness measurement, corneal endothelial cell counting, IOP, anterior segment OCT(AS-OCT), exams were recorded...
November 11, 2017: [Zhonghua Yan Ke za Zhi] Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139570/distribution-of-segmental-foot-kinematics-in-patients-with-degenerative-joint-disease-of-the-ankle
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Karl Canseco, Karen M Kruger, Jessica M Fritz, Katherine A Konop, Sergey Tarima, Richard M Marks, Gerald F Harris
Degenerative joint disease (DJD) of the ankle is a debilitating chronic disease associated with severe pain and dysfunction resulting in antalgic gait alteration. Little information is available about segmental foot and ankle motion distribution during gait in ankle osteoarthritis. The aim of the current study was to dynamically characterize segmental foot and ankle kinematics of patients with severe ankle arthrosis requiring total ankle replacement. This was a prospective study involving 36 (19 M, 17 F) adult patients with a clinical diagnosis of ankle arthrosis ("DJD" group) and 36 (23 M, 13 F) healthy subjects ("Control" group)...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135482/long-term-darapladib-use-does-not-affect-coronary-plaque-composition-assessed-using-multimodality-intravascular-imaging-modalities-a-randomized-controlled-study
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Woong Gil Choi, Megha Prasad, Ryan Lennon, Rajiv Gulati, Abhiram Prasad, Lilach O Lerman, Amir Lerman
BACKGROUND: Lipoprotein-associated phospholipase A2 (Lp-PLA2) may play a role in plaque progression and vulnerability. We aimed to define plaque characteristics on multimodality intravascular imaging in patients with coronary endothelial dysfunction in response to long-term inhibition of Lp-PLA2 by darapladib. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This is a double-blinded, randomized study screening 70 patients, and enrolling 54 patients with suspected ischemia, without obstructive disease on angiography and with coronary endothelial dysfunction by invasive assessment...
November 10, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135146/-laparoscopic-heminephrureterectomy-for-duplex-kidney-in-children
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I M Kagantsov, V V Sizonov, V I Dubrov, S G Bon-Darenko, N R Akramov, O S Shmyrov, G I Kuzovleva, N V Markov, D E Sablin, R V Surov, A V Pirogov, A A Logval
INTRODUCTION: Duplication of the upper urinary tract is one of the most common congenital urological anomalies. In patients with critically decreased or lost function of one of the renal segments, heminephrureterectomy is usually the treatment of choice. Until recently, this was an open surgery; in cases of complete removal of the ureter, an additional incision in the iliac region was required. Currently, heminephrureterectomy is increasingly performed laparoscopically. We report the experience in laparoscopic heminephrureterectomy (LHNUE) in 10 clinics in Russia and Belarus...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130506/animal-models-of-acquired-epilepsy-insights-into-mechanisms-of-human-epileptogenesis
#8
Albert J Becker
In many patients who suffer from epilepsies, recurrent epileptic seizures do not start at birth but develop later in life. This holds particularly true for epilepsies with a focal seizure origin including focal cortical dysplasias (FCDs) and temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). TLE most frequently has its seizure onset in the hippocampal formation. Hippocampal biopsies of pharmacoresistant TLE patients undergoing epilepsy surgery for seizure control most frequently reveal the damage pattern of hippocampal sclerosis, i...
November 12, 2017: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121940/plasma-irisin-is-elevated-in-type-2-diabetes-and-is-associated-with-increased-e-selectin-levels
#9
Karan S Rana, Chathyan Pararasa, Islam Afzal, David A Nagel, Eric J Hill, Clifford J Bailey, Helen R Griffiths, Ioannis Kyrou, Harpal S Randeva, Srikanth Bellary, James E Brown
BACKGROUND: Irisin is a hormone released mainly from skeletal muscle after exercise which increases adipose tissue energy expenditure. Adipocytes can also release irisin after exercise, acting as a local adipokine to induce white adipose tissue to take on a brown adipose tissue-like phenotype, suggesting that irisin and its receptor may represent a novel molecular target for the treatment of obesity and obesity-related diabetes. Previous reports provide conflicting evidence regarding circulating irisin levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM)...
November 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121924/impact-of-overweight-on-left-ventricular-function-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Makiko Suto, Hidekazu Tanaka, Yasuhide Mochizuki, Jun Mukai, Hiroki Takada, Fumitaka Soga, Kumiko Dokuni, Yutaka Hatani, Keiko Hatazawa, Hiroki Matsuzoe, Hiroyuki Sano, Hiroyuki Shimoura, Junichi Ooka, Kensuke Matsumoto, Yushi Hirota, Wataru Ogawa, Ken-Ichi Hirata
BACKGROUND: Coexistence of left ventricular (LV) longitudinal myocardial systolic dysfunction with LV diastolic dysfunction could lead to heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Diabetes mellitus (DM) is known as a significant factor associated with HFpEF. Although the mechanisms of DM-related LV myocardial injury are complex, it has been postulated that overweight contributes to the development of LV myocardial injury in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. However, the precise impact of overweight on LV longitudinal myocardial systolic function in T2DM patients remains unclear...
November 9, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120129/the-role-of-electromyographic-blink-reflex-in-the-evaluation-of-headache-incidence
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Marijan Cesarik, Iris Zavoreo, Lucija Zadro-Matovina, Tomislav Madžar, Vanja Bašić Kes
Migraine and tension type headache are the most common disabling primary headache disorders. Epidemiological studies have documented their high prevalence and high socioeconomic and personal impacts. According to recent data, migraine ranks as the third most prevalent disorder and seventh-highest specific cause of disability worldwide. Tension-type headache has lifetime prevalence in the general population ranging between 30% and 78% in different studies. According to the International Classification of Headache Disorders, 3rd edition, there also are many other headaches but their incidence in general population is lower than the previously mentioned headaches...
March 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117996/effect-of-isolated-ultrafiltration-and-isovolemic-dialysis-on-myocardial-perfusion-and-left-ventricular-function-assessed-with-13n-nh3-pet-and-echocardiography
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Solmaz Assa, Hannie Kuipers, Esmee Ettema, Carlo A Gaillard, Wim P Krijnen, Yoran M Hummel, Adriaan A Voors, Joost P van Melle, Ralf Westerhuis, Antoon Willemsen, Riemer H J A Slart, Casper Fm Franssen
Hemodialysis is associated with a fall in myocardial perfusion and may induce regional left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction. The pathophysiology of this entity is incompletely understood and the contribution of ultrafiltration and diffusive dialysis has not been studied. We investigated the effect of isolated ultrafiltration and isovolemic dialysis on myocardial perfusion and LV function. Eight patients (7 male, age 55±18 years) underwent 60 min of isolated ultrafiltration and 60 min of isovolemic dialysis in randomized order...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115084/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-predictor-of-ventricular-function-after-surgical-coronary-revascularization
#13
Ho Young Hwang, Sang Yoon Yeom, Jae Woong Choi, Se Jin Oh, Eun Ah Park, Whal Lee, Ki Bong Kim
We evaluated echocardiographic changes of left ventricular (LV) function in coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients with LV dysfunction, and examined cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) parameters associated with improved LV function. Seventy-seven CABG patients presenting with decreased LV ejection fraction (LVEF, ≤ 35%) and who underwent preoperative gadolinium-enhanced CMR were enrolled. A 16-segment model was used to analyze CMR imaging. A viable myocardial segment was defined as ≤ 50% transmural extent of late gadolinium enhancement...
December 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101287/0-1-hour-triage-algorithm-for-myocardial-infarction-in-patients-with-renal-dysfunction
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Raphael Twerenbold, Patrick Badertscher, Jasper Boeddinghaus, Thomas Nestelberger, Karin Wildi, Christian Puelacher, Zaid Sabti, Maria Rubini Gimenez, Sandra Tschirky, Jeanne du Fay de Lavallaz, Nikola Kozhuharov, Lorraine Sazgary, Deborah Mueller, Tobias Breidthardt, Ivo Strebel, Dayana Flores Widmer, Samyut Shrestha, Òscar Miró, F Javier Martín-Sánchez, Beata Morawiec, Jiri Parenica, Nicolas Geigy, Dagmar I Keller, Katharina Rentsch, Arnold von Eckardstein, Stefan Osswald, Tobias Reichlin, Christian Mueller
Background -The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommends a 0/1h-algorithm for rapid rule-out and rule-in of Non-ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction (NSTEMI) using high-sensitivity cardiac troponin (hs-cTn) concentrations irrespective of renal function. As patients with renal dysfunction (RD) frequently present with increased hs-cTn concentrations even in absence of NSTEMI, concern has been raised regarding the performance of the 0/1h-algorithm in RD. Methods -In a prospective multicenter diagnostic study enrolling unselected patients presenting with suspected NSTEMI to the emergency department, we assessed the diagnostic performance of the ESC 0/1h-algorithm using hs-cTnT and hs-cTnI in patients with RD, defined as an estimated glomerular filtration rate below 60mL/min/1...
November 3, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098955/perioperative-takotsubo-cardiomyopathy-a-systematic-review-of-published-cases
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Shvetank Agarwal, Matthew G Bean, J Steven Hata, Manuel R Castresana
Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) is a condition that is characterized as a transient ventricular dysfunction in the absence of obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD) and is usually triggered by an acute medical illness or intense physical or emotional stress. Multiple cases of perioperative TCM (pTCM) have been reported from around the world, but a qualitative analysis of these cases has not yet been done. For this systematic review, we searched PubMed for case reports and case series of pTCM published from 1966 to April 2015 with the objective being to evaluate whether differences in demographics, clinical features and outcomes exist between pTCM and nonperioperative (npTCM), as well as to attempt to identify any predictors of the severe form of pTCM, which requires mechanical circulatory support (MCS) devices or leads to death...
December 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098451/tremor-in-multiple-sclerosis-is-associated-with-cerebello-thalamic-pathology
#16
Frederique Boonstra, Grace Florescu, Andrew Evans, Chris Steward, Peter Mitchell, Patricia Desmond, Brad Moffat, Helmut Butzkueven, Scott Kolbe, Anneke van der Walt
Tremor in people with multiple sclerosis (MS) is a frequent and debilitating symptom with a relatively poorly understood pathophysiology. To determine the relationship between clinical tremor severity and structural magnetic resonance imaging parameters. Eleven patients with clinically definite MS and right-sided upper limb tremor were studied. Tremor severity was assessed using the Bain score (overall severity, writing, and Archimedes spiral drawing). Cerebellar dysfunction was assessed using the Scale for the Assessment and Rating of Ataxia...
November 2, 2017: Journal of Neural Transmission
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096831/endothelial-function-and-gene-expression-in-perivascular-adipose-tissue-from-internal-mammary-arteries-of-obese-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
#17
Maria Cybularz, Heike Langbein, Birgit Zatschler, Coy Brunssen, Andreas Deussen, Klaus Matschke, Henning Morawietz
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Obesity is a risk factor for endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis. However, perivascular adipose tissue can release adipokines and other unknown adipose-derived relaxing factors. Therefore, we investigated the impact of obesity on vascular function and expression of genes in perivascular adipose tissue from internal mammary arteries of patients with coronary artery disease undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting. METHODS: The vessel function was compared between groups of patients with a body-mass index (BMI) between 25 and 30 kg/m(2)...
November 2017: Atherosclerosis. Supplements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092409/dissipative-structures-and-biological-rhythms
#18
Albert Goldbeter
Sustained oscillations abound in biological systems. They occur at all levels of biological organization over a wide range of periods, from a fraction of a second to years, and with a variety of underlying mechanisms. They control major physiological functions, and their dysfunction is associated with a variety of physiological disorders. The goal of this review is (i) to give an overview of the main rhythms observed at the cellular and supracellular levels, (ii) to briefly describe how the study of biological rhythms unfolded in the course of time, in parallel with studies on chemical oscillations, (iii) to present the major roles of biological rhythms in the control of physiological functions, and (iv) the pathologies associated with the alteration, disappearance, or spurious occurrence of biological rhythms...
October 2017: Chaos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29084192/transient-left-ventricular-dysfunction-due-to-coronary-spasm-after-spinal-anesthesia-with-bupivacaine-a-case-report
#19
Waldemar Elikowski, Małgorzata Małek-Elikowska, Marek Słomczyński, Karolina Horbacka, Jarosław Bartkowski, Bartosz Kalawski
Bupivacaine is a long-acting local anesthetic (LA) used for cutaneous infiltration, peripheral nerve blocks, epidural and spinal anesthesia. However, its application may result in cardiovascular complications such as: hypotension, bradycardia, cardiac arrest and toxic myocardial injury. The authors describe a 53-year-old male with a history of cigarette smoking, admitted for an elective inguinal hernia surgery. Before surgery, the patient received subarachnoid injection of bupivacaine (20 mg). After the operation, he developed transient hypotension...
October 23, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073262/development-and-validation-of-immune-dysfunction-score-to-predict-28-day-mortality-of-sepsis-patients
#20
Wen-Feng Fang, Ivor S Douglas, Yu-Mu Chen, Chiung-Yu Lin, Hsu-Ching Kao, Ying-Tang Fang, Chi-Han Huang, Ya-Ting Chang, Kuo-Tung Huang, Yi-His Wang, Chin-Chou Wang, Meng-Chih Lin
BACKGROUND: Sepsis-induced immune dysfunction ranging from cytokines storm to immunoparalysis impacts outcomes. Monitoring immune dysfunction enables better risk stratification and mortality prediction and is mandatory before widely application of immunoadjuvant therapies. We aimed to develop and validate a scoring system according to patients' immune dysfunction status for 28-day mortality prediction. METHODS: A prospective observational study from a cohort of adult sepsis patients admitted to ICU between August 2013 and June 2016 at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan...
2017: PloS One
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