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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645311/zika-virus-tropism-and-interactions-in-myelinating-neural-cell-cultures-cns-cells-and-myelin-are-preferentially-affected
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Stephanie L Cumberworth, Jennifer A Barrie, Madeleine E Cunningham, Daniely Paulino Gomes de Figueiredo, Verena Schultz, Adrian J Wilder-Smith, Benjamin Brennan, Lindomar J Pena, Rafael Freitas de Oliveira França, Christopher Linington, Susan C Barnett, Hugh J Willison, Alain Kohl, Julia M Edgar
The recent global outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection has been linked to severe neurological disorders affecting the peripheral and central nervous systems (PNS and CNS, respectively). The pathobiology underlying these diverse clinical phenotypes are the subject of intense research; however, even the principal neural cell types vulnerable to productive Zika infection remain poorly characterised. Here we used CNS and PNS myelinating cultures from wild type and Ifnar1 knockout mice to examine neuronal and glial tropism and short-term consequences of direct infection with a Brazilian variant of ZIKV...
June 23, 2017: Acta Neuropathologica Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645309/herpes-simplex-virus-1-infects-the-olfactory-bulb-shortly-following-ocular-infection-and-exhibits-a-long-term-inflammatory-profile-in-the-form-of-effector-and-hsv-1-specific-t-cells
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Chandra M Menendez, Daniel J J Carr
BACKGROUND: Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) infection can result in a life-threatening condition known as herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE). Trafficking patterns by which the virus reaches the central nervous system (CNS) following ocular infection are unresolved. We evaluated early viral dissemination pathways following ocular infection that involve trafficking to the olfactory bulb (OB). Additionally, we have characterized the capacity of HSV-1 to establish latency within OB tissue and profiled the local T lymphocyte response over the course of the acute infection into latency...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640077/improvement-of-peripheral-artery-disease-with-sildenafil-and-bosentan-combined-therapy-in-a-patient-with-limited-cutaneous-systemic-sclerosis-a-case-report
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Loukman Omarjee, Cedric Fontaine, Guillaume Mahe, Vincent Jaquinandi
RATIONALE: Sildenafil, a phosphodiesterase-5-inhibitor and Bosentan, an endothelin-1-receptor antagonist combined therapy could have beneficial effect in systemic sclerosis (SSc) patients with peripheral artery disease. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case of a 48-year-old Black woman, who developed severe left limb claudication and walking limitation following a left femoropopliteal bypass occlusion in 2014. She was a heavy smoker and had a history of right middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke and bilateral Raynaud phenomenon...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625356/prognostic-markers-of-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-infra-inguinal-revascularisation-a-prospective-observational-pilot-study
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M Kanakaraj, D R Yates, R J T Wilson, M L Baroni, S J Davies
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to investigate whether cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) variables derived from cycle and arm ergonometry correlate, and whether CPET variables and pre-operative N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) have prognostic significance and if the combination of the two has incremental value. METHODS: A prospective observational pilot study was conducted; 70 patients who underwent infra-inguinal bypass surgery were recruited...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613118/initial-experience-with-a-new-quantitative-assessment-tool-for-fluorescent-imaging-in-peripheral-artery-disease
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Henrik Christian Rieß, Anna Duprée, Christian-Alexander Behrendt, Tilo Kölbel, Eike Sebastian Debus, Axel Larena-Avellaneda, Detlef Russ, Sabine Wipper
BACKGROUND: Perioperative evaluation in peripheral artery disease (PAD) by common vascular diagnostic tools is limited by open wounds, medial calcinosis or an altered collateral supply of the foot. Indocyanine green fluorescent imaging (ICG-FI) has recently been introduced as an alternative tool, but so far a standardized quantitative assessment of tissue perfusion in vascular surgery has not been performed for this purpose. The aim of this feasibility study was to investigate a new software for quantitative assessment of tissue perfusion in patients with PAD using indocyanine green fluorescent imaging (ICG-FI) before and after peripheral bypass grafting...
June 14, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606107/minimally-access-via-left-anterior-mini-thoracotomy-for-repair-of-adult-subarterial-ventricular-septal-defects
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YunFei Liao, Xiang Long, ShuQiang Zhu, Jun Tu, Hua Wen, JianJun Xu, YongBing Wu
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive cardiac surgical techniques are increasingly applied in the treatment and management of a variety of adult ventricular septal defects (VSDs). However, repair of adult subarterial VSDs via left anterior mini-thoracotomy is rarely reported. The present study aimed to determine the feasibility and safety of the left anterior mini-thoracotomy for the repair of adult subarterial VSDs. METHODS: Twenty-seven adult patients underwent repair of subarterial VSDs via left anterior mini-thoracotomy...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604360/chitosan-based-hydrogels-for-developing-a-small-diameter-vascular-graft-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Audrey Aussel, Noélie Thébaud, Xavier Berard, Vincenzo Brizzi, Samantha Delmond, Reine Bareille, Robin Siadous, Chloe James, Jean Ripoche, Marlène Durand, Alexandra Montembault, Béatrice Burdin, Didier Letourneur, Nicolas L'Heureux, Laurent David, Laurence Bordenave
Vascular grafts made of synthetic polymers perform poorly in small-diameter applications (cardiac and peripheral bypass). Chitosan is a biocompatible natural polymer that can provide a novel biological scaffold for tissue engineering development. The goal of this study was to demonstrate the biocompatibility of a novel chitosan preparation in vitro and in vivo, and to assess its potential as a scaffold for vascular applications. Methods and Results. A series of experiments of increasing complexity, ranging from in vitro biocompatibility and hemocompatibility tests to in vivo studies in small and large animals (rat and sheep), was performed to provide a comprehensive analysis of chitosan hydrogels' biological properties...
June 12, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602895/risk-factors-for-sub-optimal-utilization-of-statins-and-antiplatelet-therapy-in-patients-undergoing-revascularization-for-symptomatic-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Andrew J Meltzer, Art Sedrakyan, Peter H Connolly, Sharif Ellozy, Darren B Schneider
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to identify risk factors for sub-optimal medical therapy (defined as reported antiplatelet and statin use) among patients undergoing lower extremity bypass (LEB) and percutaneous interventions (PVI) for symptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS: The Vascular Study Group of Greater New York (VSGGNY) database was used to identify all patients undergoing PVI or LEB for PAD (2011-2013). Bivariate analyses were performed to identifycharacteristics of patients who were not prescribed statins and/or antiplatelet agents prior to revascularization...
June 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602434/carotid-plaque-thickness-and-common-carotid-imt-show-additive-value-in-cardiovascular-risk-prediction-and-reclassification
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Mauro Amato, Fabrizio Veglia, Ulf de Faire, Philippe Giral, Rainer Rauramaa, Andries J Smit, Sudhir Kurl, Alessio Ravani, Beatrice Frigerio, Daniela Sansaro, Alice Bonomi, Calogero C Tedesco, Samuela Castelnuovo, Elmo Mannarino, Steve E Humphries, Anders Hamsten, Elena Tremoli, Damiano Baldassarre
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Carotid plaque size and the mean common carotid intima-media thickness measured in plaque-free areas (PF CC-IMTmean) have been identified as predictors of vascular events (VEs), but their complementarity in risk prediction and stratification is still unresolved. The aim of this study was to evaluate the independence of carotid plaque thickness and PF CC-IMTmean in cardiovascular risk prediction and risk stratification. METHODS: The IMPROVE-study is a European cohort (n = 3703), where the thickness of the largest plaque detected in the whole carotid tree was indexed as cIMTmax...
May 19, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601937/nerve-perivascular-fat-communication-as-a-potential-influence-on-the-performance-of-blood-vessels-used-as-coronary-artery-bypass-grafts
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Andrzej Loesch, Michael R Dashwood
Perivascular fat, the cushion of adipose tissue surrounding blood vessels, possesses dilator, anti-contractile and constrictor actions. The majority of these effects have been demonstrated in vitro and may depend on the vessel and/or the experimental method or species used. In general, the relaxant effect of perivascular adipose tissue is local and may be either endothelium-dependent or endothelium-independent. However, nerve stimulation studies show that, in general, perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) has an anti-contractile vascular effect likely to involve an action of the autonomic vascular nerves...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Cell Communication and Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594658/total-percutaneous-cardiopulmonary-bypass-for-robotic-and-endoscopic-atrioventricular-valve-surgery
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Johan van der Merwe, Filip Casselman, Roel Beelen, Frank Van Praet
Continuous technological advances in endoscopic-, robotic- and catheter-based cardiac interventions are paralleled by rapid evolution in cannulation strategies for circulatory support. The recent introduction of suture-based percutaneous vascular closure devices resulted in innovative strategies to deliver peripheral endovascular therapeutic devices through the iliac and femoral arteries. Percutaneous access allows rapid postoperative mobilization and potentially avoids the devastating neuro-lympho-vascular- and wound infection morbidities associated with conventional open surgical exposure...
June 7, 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580075/role-of-vasopressin-in-current-anesthetic-practice
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REVIEW
Keun Suk Park, Kyung Yeon Yoo
Arginine vasopressin (AVP), also known as antidiuretic hormone, is a peptide endogenously secreted by the posterior pituitary in response to hyperosmolar plasma or systemic hypoperfusion states. When administered intravenously, it causes an intense peripheral vasoconstriction through stimulation of V1 receptors on the vascular smooth muscle. Patients in refractory shock associated with severe sepsis, cardiogenic or vasodilatory shock, or cardiopulmonary bypass have inappropriately low plasma levels of AVP ('relative vasopressin deficiency') and supersensitivity to exogenously-administered AVP...
June 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576626/carotid-artery-screening-at-the-time-of-coronary-artery-bypass-does-it-influence-neurological-outcomes
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P Narayan, Md W Khan, D Das, R Guha Biswas, M Das, E Rupert
OBJECTIVE: Patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) are recommended to undergo carotid duplex study in presence of risk factors. Aim of the study was to quantify the relationship between risk factors and presence of carotid disease and examine if screening influenced outcomes. METHODS: Over a four year period in a single institution, 4364 consecutive patients presenting for primary isolated CABG were enrolled to undergo carotid duplex scanning. Patients were grouped as no significant carotid artery stenosis (<50%), moderate stenosis (50%-70%) and severe stenosis (>70%)...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574039/-peripheral-perfusion-in-cad-patients-with-various-stage-chronic-heart-failure-undergoing-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting
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O V Kamenskaia, A S Klinkova, D V Khabarov
Using the orthostatic test, we examined peripheral perfusion by means of laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) and transcutaneous oximetry in a total of 104 patients presenting with coronary artery disease and functional class II-IV chronic heart failure (CHF) prior to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and in the remote terms thereafter. Volumetric velocity of the microcirculatory blood flow (MCB) of the lower limbs was measured by means of LDF in perfusion units; partial oxygen pressure (TcPO2, mmHg) was registered by means of transcutaneous oximetry...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572791/hunger-and-satiety-gauge-reward-sensitivity
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REVIEW
Ryan Michael Cassidy, Qingchun Tong
Many of the neurocircuits and hormones known to underlie the sensations of hunger and satiety also substantially alter the activity of the dopaminergic reward system. Much interest lies in the ways that hunger, satiety, and reward tie together, as the epidemic of obesity seems tied to the recent development and mass availability of highly palatable foods. In this review, we will first discuss the basic neurocircuitry of the midbrain and basal forebrain reward system. We will elaborate how several important mediators of hunger-the agouti-related protein neurons of the arcuate nucleus, the lateral hypothalamic nucleus, and ghrelin-enhance the sensitivity of the dopaminergic reward system...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569214/decreased-cardiac-mortality-with-nicorandil-in-patients-with-ischemic-heart-failure
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Akiomi Yoshihisa, Yu Sato, Shunsuke Watanabe, Tetsuro Yokokawa, Takamasa Sato, Satoshi Suzuki, Masayoshi Oikawa, Atsushi Kobayashi, Yasuchika Takeishi
BACKGROUND: Effective treatments in heart failure (HF) patients with ischemic etiology have not been fully established. Nicorandil, combination of nitrate component and sarcolemmal adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channel opener, is a potent vasodilator of coronary and peripheral vessels and has been used as an antianginal agent. Therefore, we examined impacts of nicorandil on cardiac mortality in ischemic HF patients. METHODS: Consecutive 334 HF patients with ischemic etiology were retrospectively registered and divided into 2 groups based on oral administration of nicorandil: nicorandil group (n = 116) and non-nicorandil group (n = 218)...
May 31, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569201/a-propensity-matched-analysis-of-outcomes-and-long-term-survival-in-stented-versus-stentless-valves
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Blake N Shultz, Tomasz Timek, Alan T Davis, John Heiser, Edward Murphy, Charles Willekes, Robert Hooker
BACKGROUND: To compare the perioperative and long term survival after aortic valve replacement using stentless versus stented valves in a large cohort of patients grouped using propensity score matching. METHODS: From 1991 to 2012, 4,563 patients underwent aortic valve replacement with stentless and stented valves at our institution. Propensity score matching identified 444 pairs using 13 independent variables: incidence of operation, smoking status, renal failure, hypertension, diabetes, peripheral vascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, chronic lung disease, ejection fraction, gender, age, valve status, and use of coronary artery bypass graft...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567716/bariatric-surgery-influences-%C3%AE-cell-turnover-in-non-obese-rats
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Alonso Camacho-Ramírez, Manuel Blandino-Rosano, M Carmen Segundo-Iglesias, Alfonso M Lechuga-Sancho, Manuel Aguilar-Diosdado, Gonzalo M Pérez-Arana, J Arturo Prada-Oliveira
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to investigate the relation between the different bariatric surgeries and pancreatic β-cell turnover. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We used healthy adult male Wistar rats to undergo the different techniques. Three surgical techniques were developed (malabsorptive, Sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-Y Gastric Bypass-), together with two control groups (Sham and fasting control). Pancreatic β-cell mass was measured, as well as apoptosis, proliferation and neogenesis related to cellular turnover...
June 1, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549963/the-role-of-the-profundoplasty-in-the-modern-management-of-patient-with-peripheral-vascular-disease
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Maurizio Taurino, Francesca Persiani, Roberta Ficarelli, Federico Filippi, Raffaele Dito, Luigi Rizzo
OBJECTIVE: The occlusion of superficial femoris artery (SFA), is a common feature in peripheral vascular disease, so the profunda femoris artery (PFA) is a crucial collateral pathway for the perfusion of the lower limb. The purpose of this study is to discuss the safety, clinical and hemodynamic efficacy of profundoplasty on the basis of limb salvage, patency and freedom from reintervention rates. Furthermore this study aims to identify the risk factors linked to the failure of the procedure...
May 23, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537000/advances-in-clinical-cardiology-2016-a-summary-of-the-key-clinical-trials
#20
REVIEW
Alastair Gray, Conor McQuillan, Ian B A Menown
INTRODUCTION: The findings of many new cardiology clinical trials over the last year have been published or presented at major international meetings. This paper aims to describe and place in context a summary of the key clinical trials in cardiology presented between January and December 2016. METHODS: The authors reviewed clinical trials presented at major cardiology conferences during 2016 including the American College of Cardiology (ACC), European Association for Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EuroPCR), European Society of Cardiology (ESC), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT), and the American Heart Association (AHA)...
May 23, 2017: Advances in Therapy
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