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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161795/superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-combined-with-renal-nutcracker-syndrome-in-a-young-male-a-case-report
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Myung Jin Oh
Superior mesenteric artery (SMA) syndrome is one of the rare causes of small bowel obstruction. It develops following a marked decrease in the angle between SMA and the abdominal aorta due to weight loss, anatomical anomalies, or following surgeries. Nutcracker syndrome in the left renal vein may also occur following a decrease in the aortomesenteric angle. Though SMA syndrome and renal nutcracker syndrome share the same pathogenesis, concurrent development has rarely been reported. Herein, we report a 23-year-old healthy male diagnosed with SMA syndrome and renal nutcracker syndrome due to severe weight reduction...
November 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161790/-anticoagulation-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
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REVIEW
Jae Youn Cheong
Cirrhotic patients have bleeding tendencies due to the lack of coagulation factors and thrombocytopenia. However, decreased levels of procoagulants are also accompanied by decreased levels of natural anticoagulants. However, there have been contrasting reports. It has been reported that patients with cirrhosis are at risk for thrombotic complications, including portal vein thrombosis and venous thromboembolism. Physicians consider active anticoagulation for prophylaxis and treatment of portal vein thrombosis and/or venous thromboembolism in cirrhotic patients with high risk of thrombosis...
November 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161771/tetramethylpyrazine-nitrone-activates-akt-creb-through-increasing-bdnf-expression-to-promote-post-ischemic-neuroregeneration-and-recovery-of-neurological-functions-in-rats
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Gaoxiao Zhang, Tao Zhang, Ning Li, Liangmiao Wu, Jianbo Gu, Cuimei Li, Chen Zhao, Wei Liu, Luchen Shan, Pei Yu, Xifei Yang, Yaohui Tang, Guo-Yuan Yang, Yuqiang Wang, Yewei Sun, Zaijun Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neuronal regeneration from endogenous precursors is an attractive strategy for the treatment of ischemic stroke; however, most stroke-generated new born neurons die over time. Therefore, a drug that is both neuroprotective and pro-neurogenic may be promising. In this study, we assessed the neurogenic and oligodendrogenic effects of tetramethylpyrazine nitrone (TBN), a neuroprotective drug candidate for stroke, in a rat model of ischemic stroke. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Sprague Dawley (SD) rats were subjected to middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
November 21, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161484/-anopheles-darlingi-diptera-culicidae-rood-1926-morphometric-variations-in-wings-and-legs-of-populations-from-colombia
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Miguel Alfonso Pacheco, Ranulfo González, Helena Luisa Brochero
INTRODUCTION: Natural populations of Anopheles darlingi, the main malaria vector in Colombia, have shown phenotypic variations in some of their diagnostic characters. OBJECTIVE: To characterize morphometric variations in wing spot patterns and diagnostic characters of the hind leg of adult females of An. darlingi collected in areas where malaria is endemic. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patterns of the costal vein spots of wild females of An. darling populations collected in the departments of Chocó, Guaviare, Meta and Vichada were analyzed using linear and morphometric approaches...
March 29, 2017: Biomédica: Revista del Instituto Nacional de Salud
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161465/neuromuscular-electrical-stimulation-for-the-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism
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REVIEW
Shahab Hajibandeh, Shahin Hajibandeh, George A Antoniou, James Rh Scurr, Francesco Torella
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a serious but preventable cause of morbidity and mortality. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation systems (NMES) for the prevention of VTE may be beneficial for patients in whom pharmacological or standard mechanical prophylaxis methods are contraindicated or are regarded as unsafe or impractical. Although findings of experimental studies suggest that NMES reduce venous stasis, the clinical utility and effectiveness of NMES in VTE prevention remain controversial...
November 21, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161416/combined-ovarian-and-adrenal-venous-sampling-in-the-localization-of-acth-independent-ectopic-cushing-s-syndrome
#6
Shi Chen, Ran Li, Xiaobo Zhang, Lin Lu, Ji Li, Hui Pan, Huijuan Zhu
Context: Cushing's syndrome is rarely caused by the secretion of cortisol from the ovarian tumors. It is important to determine whether the ovarian tumor is capable of secreting cortisol or not in clinical decision making. Selective ovarian and adrenal venous sampling has not been reported previously in the localization of ACTH-independent ectopic Cushing's syndrome. Case description: Herein, we presented a case of 40-year-old Chinese woman who has been manifested with weight gain, hirsutism, hypertension and menstrual disorder over a period of 6 months...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161413/nrf2-regulates-endothelial-glycolysis-and-proliferation-with-mir-93-and-mediates-the-effects-of-oxidized-phospholipids-on-endothelial-activation
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Suvi M Kuosmanen, Emilia Kansanen, Minna U Kaikkonen, Virve Sihvola, Kati Pulkkinen, Henna-Kaisa Jyrkkänen, Pauli Tuoresmäki, Juha Hartikainen, Mikko Hippeläinen, Hannu Kokki, Pasi Tavi, Sami Heikkinen, Anna-Liisa Levonen
Phospholipids, such as 1-palmitoyl-2-arachidonoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (PAPC), are the major components of cell membranes. Their exposure to reactive oxygen species creates oxidized phospholipids, which predispose to the development of chronic inflammatory diseases and metabolic disorders through endothelial activation and dysfunction. Although the effects of oxidized PAPC (oxPAPC) on endothelial cells have been previously studied, the underlying molecular mechanisms evoking biological responses remain largely unknown...
November 17, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161409/transfer-and-metabolism-of-cortisol-by-the-isolated-perfused-human-placenta
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Laura I Stirrat, Bram G Sengers, Jane E Norman, Natalie Z M Homer, Ruth Andrew, Rohan M Lewis, Rebecca M Reynolds
Context: Fetal overexposure to glucocorticoids in utero is associated with fetal growth restriction and is postulated to be a key mechanism linking suboptimal fetal growth with cardiovascular disease in later life. Objective: To develop a model to predict maternal-fetal glucocorticoid transfer. We hypothesised placental 11β-HSD2 would be the major rate-limiting step in maternal cortisol transfer to the fetus. Design: We used a deuterated cortisol tracer in the ex vivo placental perfusion model, in combination with computational modelling, to investigate the role of interconversion of cortisol and its inactive metabolite cortisone on transfer of cortisol from mother to fetus...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161372/plaaf-score-as-a-novel-predictor-of-long-term-outcome-after-second-generation-cryoballoon-pulmonary-vein-isolation
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Ersan Akkaya, Alexander Berkowitsch, Harald Greiss, Christian W Hamm, Johannes Sperzel, Thomas Neumann, Malte Kuniss
Aims: Predictors of atrial arrhythmia recurrence have not been described in a long-term follow-up study of patients undergoing pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) using the cryoballoon technique. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of a second-generation cryoballoon and identify pre-procedural predictors of 3-year outcome after PVI. Methods and results: For this observational cohort study, we enrolled 440 patients ablated at our institution with a second-generation cryoballoon...
November 16, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161369/pace-capture-guided-ablation-after-contact-force-guided-pulmonary-vein-isolation-results-of-the-randomized-controlled-dragon-trial
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Masaharu Masuda, Masashi Fujita, Osamu Iida, Shin Okamoto, Takayuki Ishihara, Kiyonori Nanto, Takashi Kanda, Akihiro Sunaga, Takuya Tsujimura, Yasuhiro Matsuda, Takuya Ohashi, Masaaki Uematsu
Aims: Before the discovery of contact-force guidance, eliminating pacing capture along the pulmonary vein (PV) isolation line had been reported to improve PV isolation durability and rhythm outcomes. DRAGON (UMIN-CTR, UMIN000015332) aimed to elucidate the efficacy of pace-capture-guided ablation following contact-force-guided PV isolation ablation in paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) patients. Methods and results: A total of 156 paroxysmal AF patients with AF-trigger ectopies from any of the four PVs induced by isoproterenol were randomly assigned to undergo pace-capture-guided ablation along a contact-force-guided isolation line around AF-trigger PVs (PC group, n = 76) or contact-force-guided PV isolation ablation alone (control group, n = 80)...
November 17, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161237/bilateral-visual-field-defects-in-a-patient-treated-with-the-mek-and-braf-inhibitors-trametinib-and-dabrafenib-for-melanoma-of-unknown-origin
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Jakob Siedlecki, Marc Mackert, Armin Wolf, Carola Berking, Siegfried G Priglinger, Kirsten Eibl-Lindner
INTRODUCTION: Although the introduction of BRAF and MEK inhibitors has greatly enhanced treatment possibilities in advanced BRAFV600-mutated melanoma, class-related toxicities are rather frequent and often involve the eye. Ophthalmologic side effects most commonly include central/diffuse serous retinopathy and retinal vein occlusion. Affection of the optic nerve head however has not been described clinically. CASE REPORT: A 29-year-old man presented in our eye clinic with bilateral blurred vision...
April 17, 2017: Retinal Cases & Brief Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160954/islet-allo-autotransplantation-allogeneic-pancreas-transplantation-followed-by-transplant-pancreatectomy-and-islet-transplantation
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M F Nijhoff, J Dubbeld, A R van Erkel, P J M van der Boog, T J Rabelink, M A Engelse, E J P de Koning
Simultaneous pancreas/kidney (SPK) transplantation is an important treatment option for patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and end stage renal disease (ESRD). Due to complications, in up to 10% of cases allograft pancreatectomy is necessary shortly after transplantation. Usually the donor pancreas is discarded. Here we report on a novel procedure to rescue endocrine tissue after allograft pancreatectomy. A 39-year-old woman with T1D and ESRD who had received an SPK transplantation required emergency allograft pancreatectomy due to bleeding at the vascular anastomosis...
November 21, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160765/antithrombotic-treatment-in-peripheral-artery-disease
#13
Dan-Mircea Olinic, Dan Alexandru Tataru, Calin Homorodean, Mihail Spinu, Maria Olinic
This review treats antithrombotic use for peripheral arterial disease (PAD). In asymptomatic patients, there are no scientific data to support single antiplatelet therapy (SAPT) for primary prophylaxis. In symptomatic PAD, SAPT with aspirin or clopidogrel is indicated. The efficacy of aspirin is controversial. Clopidogrel may be preferred over aspirin. Ticagrelor is not superior to clopidogrel in reducing major adverse cardiovascular events and major adverse limb events, but lowers the risk of ischaemic stroke...
November 21, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160373/the-role-of-histone-deacetylase-inhibitors-in-regulation-of-akt-gsk-3%C3%AE-signaling-pathway-in-mice-following-transient-focal-cerebral-ischemia
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Bo Zhao, Lian Liu, Yan Leng, Quan Yuan, Jiabao Hou, Yang Wu, Wenwei Gao
PURPOSE: To investigate whether the neuroprotective effect of TSA on cerebral ischemia reperfusion injury is mediated by the activation of Akt/GSK-3β signaling pathway. METHODS: Mice were randomly divided into four groups (n=15): sham group (S); ischemia reperfusion group (IR); ischemia reperfusion and pretreated with TSA group (IR+T); ischemia reperfusion and pretreated with TSA and LY294002 group (IR+T+L). The model of cerebral ischemia reperfusion was established by 1h of MCAO following 24h of reperfusion...
October 2017: Acta Cirúrgica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159929/s100%C3%AE-in-newborns-after-c-section-with-general-vs-epidural-anesthesia-a-prospective-observational-study
#15
Z Xu, Z Liu, Y Zhang, C Jin, F Shen, Y Yu, T Cheek, O Onuoha, G Liang, R Month, J Atkins, K M Tran, H Wei
BACKGROUND: Preclinical evidence suggests that general anesthetics can dose dependently induce neurodegeneration in the developing brains of animals which can be reliably determined by measurement of blood S100β, but this correlation remains unclear in humans. We hypothesized that S100β would not be increased in cord arterial blood of fetuses exposed briefly to general anesthetics during a C-section, compared with epidural anesthesia. METHODS: A prospective observational clinical study comparatively measured changes of brain damage biomarker S100β ratio of umbilical artery over vein (changes after fetus circulation) immediately after delivery under C-section with either epidural or general anesthesia...
November 20, 2017: Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159905/autologous-mesenchymal-stem-cell-and-islet-cotransplantation-safety-and-efficacy
#16
Hongjun Wang, Charlie Strange, Paul J Nietert, Jingjing Wang, Taylor L Turnbull, Colleen Cloud, Stefanie Owczarski, Betsy Shuford, Tara Duke, Gary Gilkeson, Louis Luttrell, Kathie Hermayer, Jyotika Fernandes, David B Adams, Katherine A Morgan
Islet engraftment after transplantation is impaired by high rates of islet/β cell death caused by cellular stressors and poor graft vascularization. We studied whether cotransplantation of ex vivo expanded autologous bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with islets is safe and beneficial in chronic pancreatitis patients undergoing total pancreatectomy with islet autotransplantation. MSCs were harvested from the bone marrow of three islet autotransplantation patients and expanded at our current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) facility...
November 21, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159810/usefulness-of-doppler-waveform-analysis-before-performing-a-complex-procedure-using-femoral-venous-access
#17
Seung Yong Shin, Hyangkyoung Kim, Yoo Shin Choi, Sang Wook Kim
Ultrasonography is a well-defined and widely accepted technique in the settings of interventional procedures requiring peripheral venous access, either for the confirmation of the vein patency (with the compression test) or for guiding needle insertion. This report describes a case of unsuccessful guidewire passage through the right iliac vein in spite of successful ultrasonography-guided puncture of the femoral vein. On repeat duplex ultrasonography, the Doppler waveform showed a continuous pattern without respiratory phasicity, which was consistent with proximal venous occlusion...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159805/the-anatomy-of-the-infrarenal-lumbar-splanchnic-nerves-in-human-cadavers-implications-for-retroperitoneal-nerve-sparing-surgery
#18
Tyler S Beveridge, Dale E Fournier, Adam M R Groh, Marjorie Johnson, Nicholas E Power, Brian L Allman
Injury to the nerves of the aortic- and superior hypogastric plexuses during retroperitoneal surgery often results in significant post-operative complications, including retrograde ejaculation and/or loss of seminal emission in males. Although previous characterizations of these plexuses have done well to provide a basis for understanding the typical anatomy, additional research into the common variations of these plexuses could further optimize nerve-sparing techniques for retroperitoneal surgery. To achieve this, the present study aimed to document the prevalence and positional variability of the infrarenal lumbar splanchnic nerves (LSNs) through gross dissection of 26 human cadavers...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159757/correlation-between-postoperative-early-recurrence-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-mesenchymal-circulating-tumor-cells-in-peripheral-blood
#19
Zhong Wang, Lei Luo, Yuan Cheng, Guolin He, Bangjian Peng, Yi Gao, Ze-Sheng Jiang, MingXin Pan
BACKGROUND: Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) have been actively studied for their functions in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) recurrence. However, the relationship between circulating tumor cells subtypes and hepatocellular carcinoma recurrence is still unclear. METHODS: CTCs were collected from the peripheral blood of 62 postoperative HCC patients. The CTCs were isolated with a filtration-based method. Multiplex fluorescence in situ hybridization was used to characterize the CTCs based on mRNA expression levels of epithelial and mesenchymal markers...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159510/differences-in-sampling-techniques-on-total-post-mortem-tryptase
#20
R Tse, J Garland, K Kesha, H Elstub, A D Cala, Y Ahn, S Stables, C Palmiere
BACKGROUND: The measurement of mast cell tryptase is commonly used to support the diagnosis of anaphylaxis. In the post-mortem setting, the literature recommends sampling from peripheral blood sources (femoral blood) but does not specify the exact sampling technique. Sampling techniques vary between pathologists, and it is unclear whether different sampling techniques have any impact on post-mortem tryptase levels. AIM: The aim of this study is to compare the difference in femoral total post-mortem tryptase levels between two sampling techniques...
November 20, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
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