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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810566/correlation-analysis-between-the-ldl-c-in-serum-and-the-onset-of-transient-ischemic-attack-caused-by-csvd
#1
Yaqi Chen, Mei Hu, Hongying Gong
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in serum and the onset of transient ischemic attack caused by cerebral small vascular disease (CSVD). Between September 2012 and September 2015, 249 patients who were diagnosed as CSVD were randomly enrolled in this study. According to MRI results, patients were divided into the patient and control groups. In the patient group, the patients were further subdivided into the white matter lesion (WML) group (n=86) and lacunar infarction (LI) group (n=53)...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810250/cerebral-small-vessel-disease-is-associated-with-dysregulation-in-the-ubiquitin-proteasome-system-and-other-major-cellular-pathways-in-specific-brain-regions
#2
Marie-Françoise Ritz, Caspar Grond-Ginsbach, Felix Fluri, Manja Kloss, Markus Tolnay, Nils Peters, Stefan Engelter, Philippe Lyrer
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is characterized by periventricular white matter (WM) changes and can lead to vascular dementia, the second most common form of age-dependent dementia. The pathogenesis of the disease remains poorly understood, and studies of its molecular basis are limited. By profiling gene expression of dissected postmortem brain tissue in SVD patients and comparisons with tissue of nonneurological controls, we aimed to identify genes and processes that are involved in the pathogenesis of SVD to gain new pathogenetic insights...
August 16, 2017: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808947/the-sydney-heart-bank-improving-translational-research-while-eliminating-or-reducing-the-use-of-animal-models-of-human-heart-disease
#3
REVIEW
C G Dos Remedios, S P Lal, A Li, J McNamara, A Keogh, P S Macdonald, R Cooke, E Ehler, R Knöll, S B Marston, J Stelzer, H Granzier, C Bezzina, S van Dijk, F De Man, G J M Stienen, J Odeberg, F Pontén, W Linke, J van der Velden
The Sydney Heart Bank (SHB) is one of the largest human heart tissue banks in existence. Its mission is to provide high-quality human heart tissue for research into the molecular basis of human heart failure by working collaboratively with experts in this field. We argue that, by comparing tissues from failing human hearts with age-matched non-failing healthy donor hearts, the results will be more relevant than research using animal models, particularly if their physiology is very different from humans. Tissue from heart surgery must generally be used soon after collection or it significantly deteriorates...
August 14, 2017: Biophysical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806184/noninfectious-aortitis-what-the-cardiologist-needs-to-know
#4
Ingolf Töpel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To sum up a group of noninfectious inflammatory diseases of the aorta and its branches relevant to a cardiologist's daily routine. To describe pathogenetic and clinical advances as well as modern diagnostic tools. To overview most recent treatment options and patient-tailored therapies. To provide an insight in future directions of research. RECENT FINDINGS: Pathophysiology of large vessel vasculitides (LVV) are still poorly defined. At least a certain number of patients with idiopathic periaortitis seem to part of the group of IgG4-related diseases which has implications for therapy...
August 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805032/improving-outcomes-after-cabg-and-pci
#5
EDITORIAL
Robert D Safian
Within 1 year of coronary artery bypass surgery , 64% of percutaneous coronary interventions were performed for graft failure and 36% for native vessel disease. Predictors of graft failure were small diameter of the graft and native vessel, poor distal run-off, and disease distal to the graft. In the near future, cardiac computed tomography angiography (CCTA) and fractional flow reserve by CT (FFRct) will incorporate accurate determination of coronary anatomy and the presence and extent of myocardial ischemia...
August 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803159/telangiectasias-small-lesions-referring-to-serious-disorders
#6
REVIEW
J H Schieving, M H D Schoenaker, C M Weemaes, M van Deuren, M van der Flier, M M Seyger, M A A P Willemsen
Telangiectasias are prominent small vessels (venules, capillaries or arterioles) that are visible as small red-purple focal lesions in the skin and mucous membranes. They can serve as a cutaneous marker for a number of primary (mostly hereditary) disorders and they can be secondary to other (systemic) diseases. Patients with telangiectasias are seen by general health practitioners, pediatricians, (pediatric) neurologists, dermatologists, and ophthalmologists. In this article we give an overview of the different disorders in which telangiectasias are a prominent feature, focusing on neurocutaneous disorders in which they serve as a marker for establishing the right diagnosis...
July 29, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802775/catastrophic-antiphospholipid-syndrome-caps-induced-ischemic-pancreatic-ducts-injury-mimicking-intraductal-papillary-mucinous-neoplasm-ipmn
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Léa Savey, Jean-Charles Piette, Jérome Bellanger, Laurent Palazzo, Zahir Amoura, Alain Sauvanet, Jean-François Pouget-Abadie, Philippe Sogni, Joseph Emmerich, Nathalie Costedoat-Chalumeau
OBJECTIVES: Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS) is a life-threatening disease characterized by multiple small-vessel occlusions of rapid onset. Ischemic pancreatic duct lesions secondary to CAPS have never been reported. METHODS: We describe 4 patients who presented lesions suspected to be intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm (IPMN) of the pancreas following a CAPS. RESULTS: All patients had a history of CAPS months or years before the IPMN diagnosis...
July 10, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801790/cardiovascular-disease-the-nitric-oxide-pathway-and-risk-of-cognitive-impairment-and-dementia
#8
REVIEW
Blossom C M Stephan, Stephanie L Harrison, Hannah A D Keage, Abrar Babateen, Louise Robinson, Mario Siervo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In this review, we summarise the evidence on the association between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and cognitive impairment and explore the role of the nitric oxide (NO) pathway as a causal mechanism. RECENT FINDINGS: Evidence from epidemiological studies suggests that the presence of CVD and its risk factors in midlife is associated with an increased risk of later life cognitive impairment and dementia. It is unclear what is driving this association but risk may be conveyed via an increase in neurodegeneration (e...
August 11, 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798076/perivascular-spaces-glymphatic-dysfunction-and-small-vessel-disease
#9
REVIEW
Humberto Mestre, Serhii Kostrikov, Rupal I Mehta, Maiken Nedergaard
Cerebral small vessel diseases (SVDs) range broadly in etiology but share remarkably overlapping pathology. Features of SVD including enlarged perivascular spaces (EPVS) and formation of abluminal protein deposits cannot be completely explained by the putative pathophysiology. The recently discovered glymphatic system provides a new perspective to potentially address these gaps. This work provides a comprehensive review of the known factors that regulate glymphatic function and the disease mechanisms underlying glymphatic impairment emphasizing the role that aquaporin-4 (AQP4)-lined perivascular spaces (PVSs), cerebrovascular pulsatility, and metabolite clearance play in normal CNS physiology...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796818/hypercholesterolemia-induced-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Peter Kraft, Michael K Schuhmann, Cornelia Garz, Solveig Jandke, Daniela Urlaub, Stine Mencl, Alma Zernecke, Hans-Jochen Heinze, Roxana O Carare, Christoph Kleinschnitz, Stefanie Schreiber
BACKGROUND: While hypercholesterolemia plays a causative role for the development of ischemic stroke in large vessels, its significance for cerebral small vessel disease (CSVD) remains unclear. We thus aimed to understand the detailed relationship between hypercholesterolemia and CSVD using the well described Ldlr-/- mouse model. METHODS: We used Ldlr-/- mice (n = 16) and wild-type (WT) mice (n = 15) at the age of 6 and 12 months. Ldlr-/- mice develop high plasma cholesterol levels following a high fat diet...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794554/mucocutaneous-manifestations-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-cross-sectional-study-from-eastern-india
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Sudip Kumar Ghosh, Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, Surajit Kumar Biswas, Ivoreen Darung
BACKGROUND: Cutaneous manifestations are fairly common in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and they can help in early diagnosis, prompt treatment, and hence reduced morbidity from the disease. AIMS: The objective of the present study was to find out the different patterns of dermatoses in a group of patients with RA from Eastern India. METHODOLOGY: Consecutive patients fulfilling the American Rheumatism Association 1987 revised criteria for the classification of RA and who had different dermatoses were included in this cross-sectional study done over a period of 8 years in a tertiary care hospital in Eastern India...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783808/recrudescence-of-deficits-after-stroke-clinical-and-imaging-phenotype-triggers-and-risk-factors
#12
Mehmet A Topcuoglu, Esen Saka, Scott B Silverman, Lee H Schwamm, Aneesh B Singhal
Importance: Reemergence of previous stroke-related deficits (or poststroke recrudescence [PSR]) is an underrecognized and inadequately characterized phenomenon. Objective: To investigate the clinical features, triggers, and risk factors for PSR. Design, Setting, and Participants: This retrospective study incorporated a crossover cohort study to identify triggers and a case-control study to identify risk factors. The study used the Massachusetts General Hospital Research Patient Data Repository to identify patients for the period January 1, 2000, to November 30, 2015, who had a primary or secondary diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease, who underwent magnetic resonance imaging of the brain at least once, and whose inpatient or outpatient clinician note or discharge summary stated the term recrudescence...
August 7, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783523/a-case-of-sclerosing-angiomatoid-nodular-transformation-of-the-spleen-with-increased-accumulation-of-fluorodeoxyglucose-after-5-year-follow-up
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Keiso Matsubara, Akihiko Oshita, Takashi Nishisaka, Tamito Sasaki, Yasuhiro Matsugu, Hideki Nakahara, Takashi Urushihara, Toshiyuki Itamoto
INTRODUCTION: Sclerosing angiomatoid nodular transformation (SANT) of spleen is a new entity defined as a benign pathologic lesion. Fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) shows weak accumulation, thereby ruling out the malignancy in preoperative diagnosis is difficult. Herein, we reported a case of shrinking SANT with increased FDG accumulation during a 5-year follow-up period, which was treated by laparoscopic splenectomy. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 64-year-old female had been referred to our hospital for the evaluation of a splenic tumor...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782182/heterozygous-mutations-of-htra1-gene-in-patients-with-familial-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
#14
Ilaria Di Donato, Silvia Bianchi, Gian Nicola Gallus, Alfonso Cerase, Ilaria Taglia, Francesca Pescini, Serena Nannucci, Carla Battisti, Domenico Inzitari, Leonardo Pantoni, Andrea Zini, Antonio Federico, Maria Teresa Dotti
AIMS: Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) is the leading cause of vascular dementia. Although the most of cases are sporadic, familial monogenic causes have been identified in a growing minority of patients. CADASIL, due to mutations of NOTCH3 gene, is the most common genetic SVD, and CARASIL, linked to HTRA1 gene mutations, is a rare but well known autosomal recessive SVD. Recently, also heterozygous HTRA1 mutations have been described in patients with familial SVD. To detect a genetic cause of familial SVD, we performed mutational analysis of HTRA1 gene in a large cohort of Italian NOTCH3-negative patients...
August 6, 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776182/progressive-deficit-in-isolated-pontine-infarction-the-association-with-etiological-subtype-lesion-topography-and-outcome
#15
Elif Gökçal, Elvin Niftaliyev, Gözde Baran, Çiğdem Deniz, Talip Asil
It is important to predict progressive deficit (PD) in isolated pontine infarction, a relatively common problem of clinical stroke practice. Traditionally, lacunar infarctions are known with their progressive course. However, few studies have analyzed the branch atheromatous disease subtype as a subtype of lacunar infarction, separately. There are also conflicting results regarding the relationship with the topography of lesion and PD. In this study, we classified etiological subtypes and lesion topography in isolated pontine infarction and aimed to investigate the association of etiological subtypes, lesion topography and clinical outcome with PD...
August 3, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775055/in-vivo-imaging-of-venous-side-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-in-older-adults-an-mri-method-at-7t
#16
C E Shaaban, H J Aizenstein, D R Jorgensen, R L MacCloud, N A Meckes, K I Erickson, N W Glynn, J Mettenburg, J Guralnik, A B Newman, T S Ibrahim, P J Laurienti, A N Vallejo, C Rosano
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Traditional neuroimaging markers of small-vessel disease focus on late-stage changes. We aimed to adapt a method of venular assessment at 7T for use in older adults. We hypothesized that poorer venular morphologic characteristics would be related to other small-vessel disease neuroimaging markers and a higher prevalence of small-vessel disease-Alzheimer disease risk factors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Venules were identified in periventricular ROIs on SWI and defined as tortuous or straight...
August 3, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774183/annals-express-altered-mean-platelet-volume-in-children-with-henoch-schonlein-purpura-and-its-association-with-disease-activity
#17
Xiang Shi, Wen Chao Li, Li Jun Mo, Xiao Hong Li, Yu Zhen Luo, Liu Qun Qin, Zheng Yang, Wu Ning Mo
BACKGROUND: Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP) is a systemic small-vessel vasculitis that occurs mainly in children. A review of the literature has suggested a correlation between mean platelet volume (MPV) and several inflammatory disorders. However, to the best of our knowledge, any potential correlation between MPV and HSP has not been reported in the literature. Therefore, our study aimed to evaluate the role of MPV levels in patients with HSP. METHODS: This study included 97 children with HSP and 120 healthy individuals as controls...
January 1, 2017: Annals of Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771805/cutaneous-small-vessel-vasculitis-in-two-children-with-inflammatory-bowel-disease-case-series-and-review-of-the-literature
#18
Tina Ho, Lauren A V Orenstein, Markus D Boos, Kevin P White, Nicole Fett
Cutaneous small-vessel vasculitis (CSVV) is an infrequent manifestation of pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). We report two cases of CSVV associated with ulcerative colitis, review the literature, and discuss the diagnostic evaluation of children who present with CSVV and abdominal pain. After excluding more common causes of CSVV and abdominal pain in children, including immunoglobulin A vasculitis (previously Henoch-Schönlein purpura), infectious colitis, and drug-induced vasculitis, alternative diagnoses such as CSVV secondary to IBD or systemic vasculitis with gastrointestinal involvement must be considered...
August 2, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769872/intracranial-arterial-dolichoectasia
#19
REVIEW
Victor J Del Brutto, Jorge G Ortiz, José Biller
An increased diameter (ectasis) and/or long and tortuous course (dolichosis) of at least one cerebral artery define intracranial arterial dolichoectasia (IADE). IADE could be detected incidentally or may give rise to an array of neurological complications including ischemic stroke, intracranial hemorrhage, or compression of surrounding neural structures. The basilar artery is preferentially affected and has been studied in more detail, mainly due to the presence of accepted diagnostic criteria proposed by Smoker and colleagues in 1986 (1)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769863/application-of-texture-analysis-to-study-small-vessel-disease-and-blood-brain-barrier-integrity
#20
Maria Del C Valdés Hernández, Victor González-Castro, Francesca M Chappell, Eleni Sakka, Stephen Makin, Paul A Armitage, William H Nailon, Joanna M Wardlaw
OBJECTIVES: We evaluate the alternative use of texture analysis for evaluating the role of blood-brain barrier (BBB) in small vessel disease (SVD). METHODS: We used brain magnetic resonance imaging from 204 stroke patients, acquired before and 20 min after intravenous gadolinium administration. We segmented tissues, white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and applied validated visual scores. We measured textural features in all tissues pre- and post-contrast and used ANCOVA to evaluate the effect of SVD indicators on the pre-/post-contrast change, Kruskal-Wallis for significance between patient groups and linear mixed models for pre-/post-contrast variations in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) with Fazekas scores...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
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