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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800410/incident-risk-and-progression-of-cerebral-microbleeds-in-healthy-adults-a-multi-occasion-longitudinal-study
#1
Ana M Daugherty, Naftali Raz
Decline in cerebrovascular health complicates brain aging, and development of cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) is one of its prominent indicators. In a large sample of healthy adults (N = 251, age 18-78 years at baseline, 70% women), the contributions of chronological age and vascular health indicators to the risk of developing a CMB, as well as the change in CMB size and iron content, were examined in a prospective 8-year longitudinal study using susceptibility weighted imaging. Twenty-six persons (10.4%), most of whom were 40 years of age or older, had at least 1 CMB during the study...
July 18, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797254/relationship-between-radiation-dose-and-microbleed-formation-in-patients-with-malignant-glioma
#2
Michael Wahl, Mekhail Anwar, Christopher P Hess, Susan M Chang, Janine M Lupo
BACKGROUND: Cranial irradiation is associated with long-term cognitive changes. Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) have been identified on susceptibility-weighted MRI (SWI) in patients who have received prior cranial radiation, and serve as radiographic markers for microvascular injury thought to contribute to late cognitive decline. The relationship between CMB formation and radiation dose has not previously been quantified. METHODS: SWI was performed on 13 patients with stable WHO grade III-IV gliomas between 2 and 4 years after chemoradiotherapy to 60 Gy...
August 10, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782864/sex-dependent-effects-of-uric-acid-on-cerebral-microbleed-a-cross-sectional-study-in-the-general-population
#3
S-M Jeong, T G Yoo, Y-S Nam, S H Kim, J E Lee, S Kim, J-S Lim, H-M Kwon, J-H Park
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Elevated serum uric acid (UA) is known to be associated with stroke. However, there is little information on the association between serum UA levels and cerebral microbleed (CMB), a precursor of stroke. Therefore, we investigated the association between UA and CMB in a general population taking into consideration sex-related differences. METHODS: The subjects in this cross-sectional study consisted of 2686 individuals of 40-79 years of age (1403 men and 1283 women) who underwent regular health screenings, including brain magnetic resonance imaging, at Seoul National University Hospital Health Promotion Center...
August 7, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760970/habitual-sleep-as-a-contributor-to-racial-differences-in-cardiometabolic-risk
#4
David S Curtis, Thomas E Fuller-Rowell, Mona El-Sheikh, Mercedes R Carnethon, Carol D Ryff
Insufficient and disrupted sleep is linked with cardiovascular and metabolic dysregulation and morbidity. The current study examines the degree to which differences in sleep between black/African American (AA) and white/European American (EA) adults explain racial differences in cardiometabolic (CMB) disease risk. Total sleep time and sleep efficiency (percent of time in bed asleep) were assessed via seven nights of wrist actigraphy among 426 participants in the Midlife in the United States Study (31% AA; 69% EA; 61% female; mean age = 56...
August 15, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753363/detecting-patchy-reionization-in-the-cosmic-microwave-background
#5
Kendrick M Smith, Simone Ferraro
Upcoming cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiments will measure temperature fluctuations on small angular scales with unprecedented precision. Small-scale CMB fluctuations are a mixture of late-time effects: gravitational lensing, Doppler shifting of CMB photons by moving electrons [the kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (KSZ) effect], and residual foregrounds. We propose a new statistic which separates the KSZ signal from the others, and also allows the KSZ signal to be decomposed in redshift bins. The decomposition extends to high redshift and does not require external data sets such as galaxy surveys...
July 14, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747441/brain-hemorrhage-recurrence-small-vessel-disease-type-and-cerebral-microbleeds-a-meta-analysis
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Andreas Charidimou, Toshio Imaizumi, Solene Moulin, Alexandro Biffi, Neshika Samarasekera, Yusuke Yakushiji, Andre Peeters, Yves Vandermeeren, Patrice Laloux, Jean-Claude Baron, Mar Hernandez-Guillamon, Joan Montaner, Barbara Casolla, Simone M Gregoire, Dong-Wha Kang, Jong S Kim, H Naka, Eric E Smith, Anand Viswanathan, Hans R Jäger, Rustam Al-Shahi Salman, Steven M Greenberg, Charlotte Cordonnier, David J Werring
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated recurrent intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) risk in ICH survivors, stratified by the presence, distribution, and number of cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) on MRI (i.e., the presumed causal underlying small vessel disease and its severity). METHODS: This was a meta-analysis of prospective cohorts following ICH, with blood-sensitive brain MRI soon after ICH. We estimated annualized recurrent symptomatic ICH rates for each study and compared pooled odds ratios (ORs) of recurrent ICH by CMB presence/absence and presumed etiology based on CMB distribution (strictly lobar CMBs related to probable or possible cerebral amyloid angiopathy [CAA] vs non-CAA) and burden (1, 2-4, 5-10, and >10 CMBs), using random effects models...
July 26, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739409/fabrication-of-au-iii-ion-imprinted-polymer-based-on-thiol-modified-chitosan
#7
M Monier, D A Abdel-Latif
Au(III) ions were selectively extracted from aqueous media using Au(III) ion-imprinted bio-adsorbent based on modified chitosan (Au-CMB). First, 2-mercaptobenzaldehyde-chitosan Schiff base was prepared and interacted with Au(III) ions. The obtained polymeric Au(III) complex was then cross-linked by epichlorohydrin (ECH) before leaching the template Au(III) ions out of the cross-linked matrix. During the synthetic procedures, the obtained chitosan derivatives were characterized by Elemental analysis, FTIR and NMR spectra...
July 21, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738060/community-detection-in-sequence-similarity-networks-based-on-attribute-clustering
#8
Janamejaya Chowdhary, Frank E Löffler, Jeremy C Smith
Networks are powerful tools for the presentation and analysis of interactions in multi-component systems. A commonly studied mesoscopic feature of networks is their community structure, which arises from grouping together similar nodes into one community and dissimilar nodes into separate communities. Here, the community structure of protein sequence similarity networks is determined with a new method: Attribute Clustering Dependent Communities (ACDC). Sequence similarity has hitherto typically been quantified by the alignment score or its expectation value...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720659/microbleeds-cerebral-hemorrhage-and-functional-outcome-after-stroke-thrombolysis-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
#9
Andreas Charidimou, Guillaume Turc, Catherine Oppenheim, Shenqiang Yan, Jan F Scheitz, Hebun Erdur, Pascal P Klinger-Gratz, Marwan El-Koussy, Wakoh Takahashi, Yusuke Moriya, Duncan Wilson, Chelsea S Kidwell, Jeffrey L Saver, Asma Sallem, Solene Moulin, Myriam Edjlali-Goujon, Vincent Thijs, Zoe Fox, Ashkan Shoamanesh, Gregory W Albers, Heinrich P Mattle, Oscar R Benavente, H Rolf Jäger, Gareth Ambler, Junya Aoki, Jean-Claude Baron, Kazumi Kimura, Wataru Kakuda, Shunya Takizawa, Simon Jung, Christian H Nolte, Min Lou, Charlotte Cordonnier, David J Werring
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: We assessed whether the presence, number, and distribution of cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) on pre-intravenous thrombolysis MRI scans of acute ischemic stroke patients are associated with an increased risk of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) or poor functional outcome. METHODS: We performed an individual patient data meta-analysis, including prospective and retrospective studies of acute ischemic stroke treated with intravenous tissue-type plasminogen activator...
July 18, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717091/thrombolysis-related-multiple-lobar-hemorrhaging-in-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-with-extensive-strictly-lobar-cerebral-microbleeding
#10
Makoto Eriguchi, Yusuke Yakushiji, Jun Tanaka, Masashi Nishihara, Hideo Hara
A hemi-paralyzed 86-year-old man was diagnosed with ischemic stroke and underwent thrombolysis. Pre-thrombolysis brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed extensive strictly lobar cerebral microbleeding (CMB). Post-thrombolytic computed tomography revealed asymptomatic multiple intracerebral hemorrhaging (ICH). His age, CMB topography, and decreased cerebral spinal fluid amyloid-β 40 and 42 levels were compatible with a diagnosis of cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA). There is no consensus on the safety of thrombolysis for acute stroke patients with CAA...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707246/chemical-characterization-and-receptor-modeling-of-pm10-in-the-surroundings-of-the-opencast-lignite-mines-of-western-macedonia-greece
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Constantini Samara, George Argyropoulos, Theodoros Grigoratos, Αthanasios Kouras, Εvangelia Manoli, Symela Andreadou, Fragkiskos Pavloudakis, Chariton Sahanidis
The Western Macedonian Lignite Center (WMLC) in northwestern Greece is the major lignite center in the Balkans feeding four major power plants of total power exceeding 4 GW. Concentrations of PM10 (i.e., particulate matters with diameters ≤10 μm) are the main concern in the region, and the high levels observed are often attributed to the activities related to power generation. In this study, the contribution of fugitive dust emissions from the opencast lignite mines to the ambient levels of PM10 in the surroundings was estimated by performing chemical mass balance (CMB) receptor modeling...
July 13, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706123/cerebral-microbleeds-in-murine-amyloid-angiopathy-natural-course-and-anticoagulant-effects
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Marilena Marinescu, Li Sun, Marc Fatar, Andreas Neubauer, Lothar Schad, Joanne van Ryn, Lorenz Lehmann, Roland Veltkamp
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) predispose patients to intracerebral hemorrhage. Preclinical models to examine the effects of antithrombotic treatments on the development of clinically overt intracerebral hemorrhage are needed. We examined the natural course of CMB development and the effects of long-term anticoagulation with warfarin or dabigatran on cerebral micro- and macrohemorrhage in mice overexpressing the APP23 (amyloid precursor protein). METHODS: Repeated susceptibility-weighted magnetic resonance imaging was performed in APP23 mice at the age of 18 and 21 months, respectively...
August 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691813/microbiome-mediated-biotransformation-of-cane-toad-bufagenins
#13
Venkatanambi Kamalakkannan, Angela A Salim, Robert J Capon
Cane toads are an invasive pest species in which all life stages employ cardiotoxic bufagenins as a chemical defense against predators. Curiously, the bufagenin profiles of eggs and tadpoles are more complex than those of parotoid secretion, the principle mechanism of toxin delivery in adult toads. In an effort to understand this complexity, we determined that selected strains of adult toad parotoid-gland-associated Gram-positive bacteria, Bacillus spp., were capable of biotransforming secreted bufagenins, marinobufagenin (1), telocinobufagenin (2), bufalin (3), and resibufagenin (4), to hydroxylated scaffolds commonly encountered in cane toad eggs and tadpoles...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Natural Products
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690230/-comparison-between-the-effect-of-endoscopic-assisted-low-temperature-plasma-and-electric-planer-on-the-treatment-of-adenoid-hypertrophy-a-meta-analysis
#14
Shaobing Xie, Yanni Zhang, Zhenhang Xu, Jianhui Zhang, Xuewen Wu, Hong Sun
To compare the effect of endoscopic-assisted low temperature plasma (ELTP) and electric planer (EP) on the treatment of adenoid hypertrophy.
 Methods: We searched China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang Database, Weipu Database, Chinese Biomedical Literature (CMB), PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Database, and collected the randomized controlled studies regarding the effect of ELTP and EP on the treatment of adenoid hypertrophy from January 2007 to June 2016. Methodologies were used to evaluate the included studies, and Meta-analysis was performed by Revman 5...
June 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681535/microbleeds-in-the-secondary-prevention-of-small-subcortical-strokes-trial-stroke-mortality-and-treatment-interactions
#15
Ashkan Shoamanesh, Lesly A Pearce, Carlos Bazan, Luciana Catanese, Leslie A McClure, Mukul Sharma, Joan Marti-Fabregas, David C Anderson, Carlos S Kase, Robert G Hart, Oscar R Benavente
OBJECTIVE: To characterize cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) in lacunar stroke patients in the Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes (SPS3) trial and to assess their relationship with recurrent stroke and death, and response to assigned treatment. METHODS: SPS3 is a randomized, clinical trial conducted between 2003 and 2011. Patients with recent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-documented lacunar infarcts were randomly assigned in a factorial design to target levels of systolic blood pressure (130-149mmHg vs <130mmHg; open label) and to antiplatelet treatment (aspirin/clopidogrel vs aspirin/placebo; double-blinded)...
July 6, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659787/better-correlation-of-cognitive-function-to-white-matter-integrity-than-to-blood-supply-in-subjects-with-leukoaraiosis
#16
Genlong Zhong, Ruiting Zhang, Yerfan Jiaerken, Xinfeng Yu, Ying Zhou, Chang Liu, Longting Lin, Lusha Tong, Min Lou
Leukoaraiosis is associated with increased risk of cognitive impairment, but its pathophysiological pathway is unclear. The aim of the present study was to determine whether brain structural damage or cerebral blood supply better correlated with the global cognitive outcome in subjects with leukoaraiosis. Seventy-five subjects with leukoaraiosis were included in present study, with age ranged from 43 to 85 years, with mean white matter hyperintensities (WMH) volume 30.69 ± 24.35 mL. Among them, 19(25.33%) subjects presented with cerebral microbleeds (CMB) and 40 (53...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640874/risk-factors-are-different-for-deep-and-lobar-remote-hemorrhages-after-intravenous-thrombolysis
#17
Luis Prats-Sanchez, Alejandro Martínez-Domeño, Pol Camps-Renom, Raquel Delgado-Mederos, Daniel Guisado-Alonso, Rebeca Marín, Laura Dorado, Salvatore Rudilosso, Alejandra Gómez-González, Francisco Purroy, Manuel Gómez-Choco, David Cánovas, Dolores Cocho, Moises Garces, Sonia Abilleira, Joan Martí-Fàbregas
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Remote parenchymal haemorrhage (rPH) after intravenous thrombolysis is defined as hemorrhages that appear in brain regions without visible ischemic damage, remote from the area of ischemia causing the initial stroke symptom. The pathophysiology of rPH is not clear and may be explained by different underlying mechanisms. We hypothesized that rPH may have different risk factors according to the bleeding location. We report the variables that we found associated with deep and lobar rPH after intravenous thrombolysis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621995/two-and-three-dimensional-probes-of-parity-in-primordial-gravity-waves
#18
Kiyoshi Wesley Masui, Ue-Li Pen, Neil Turok
We show that three-dimensional information is critical to discerning the effects of parity violation in the primordial gravity-wave background. If present, helical gravity waves induce parity-violating correlations in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) between parity-odd polarization B modes and parity-even temperature anisotropies (T) or polarization E modes. Unfortunately, EB correlations are much weaker than would be naively expected, which we show is due to an approximate symmetry resulting from the two-dimensional nature of the CMB...
June 2, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587615/genome-wide-scans-for-the-identification-of-plasmodium-vivax-genes-under-positive-selection
#19
Hai-Mo Shen, Shen-Bo Chen, Yue Wang, Bin Xu, Eniola Michael Abe, Jun-Hu Chen
BACKGROUND: The current trend of Plasmodium vivax cases imported from Southeast Asia into China has sharply increased recently, especially from the China-Myanmar border (CMB) area. High recombination rates of P. vivax populations associated with varied transmission intensity might cause distinct local selective pressures. The information on the genetic variability of P. vivax in this area is scant. Hence, this study assessed the genetic diversity of P. vivax genome sequence in CMB area and aimed to provide information on the positive selection of new gene loci...
June 6, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583195/effects-of-phosphodiesterase-3a-modulation-on-murine-cerebral-microhemorrhages
#20
Rachita K Sumbria, Vitaly Vasilevko, Mher Mahoney Grigoryan, Annlia Paganini-Hill, Ronald Kim, David H Cribbs, Mark J Fisher
BACKGROUND: Cerebral microbleeds (CMB) are MRI-demonstrable cerebral microhemorrhages (CMH) which commonly coexist with ischemic stroke. This creates a challenging therapeutic milieu, and a strategy that simultaneously protects the vessel wall and provides anti-thrombotic activity is an attractive potential approach. Phosphodiesterase 3A (PDE3A) inhibition is known to provide cerebral vessel wall protection combined with anti-thrombotic effects. As an initial step in the development of a therapy that simultaneously treats CMB and ischemic stroke, we hypothesized that inhibition of the PDE3A pathway is protective against CMH development...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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