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Daniel M S Raper, Thomas J Buell, Ching-Jen Chen, Dale Ding, Robert M Starke, Kenneth C Liu
INTRODUCTION: Venous outflow obstruction has been implicated in the pathophysiology of a subset of patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), and venous sinus stenting (VSS) has emerged as an effective treatment. However, the effect of anesthesia on venous sinus pressure measurements is unpredictable. A more thorough understanding of the effect of the level of anesthesia on intracranial venous pressures might help to better define patients who might benefit most from stent placement...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Shyam Sathanandam, Henri Justino, B Rush Waller, Srinath T Gowda, Wolfgang Radtke, Athar M Qureshi
OBJECTIVES: To describe the early multi-center, clinical experience with the Medtronic Micro Vascular Plug™ (MVP) in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing vascular embolization. BACKGROUND: The MVP is a large diameter vascular occlusion device that can be delivered through a microcatheter for embolization of abnormal blood vessels. METHODS: A retrospective review of embolization procedures using the MVP in children with CHD was performed in 3-centers...
April 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
Raymond M Khan, Maha Aljuaid, Hanan Aqeel, Mohammed M Aboudeif, Shaimaa Elatwey, Rajeh Shehab, Yasser Mandourah, Khalid Maghrabi, Hassan Hawa, Imran Khalid, Ismael Qushmaq, Asad Latif, Bickey Chang, Sean M Berenholtz, Sultan Tayar, Khloud Al-Harbi, Amin Yousef, Anas A Amr, Yaseen M Arabi
Over the past decade, there have been major improvements to the care of mechanically ventilated patients (MVPs). Earlier initiatives used the concept of ventilator care bundles (sets of interventions), with a primary focus on reducing ventilator-associated pneumonia. However, recent evidence has led to a more comprehensive approach: The ABCDE bundle (Awakening and Breathing trial Coordination, Delirium management and Early mobilization). The approach of the Comprehensive Unit-based Safety Program (CUSP) was developed by patient safety researchers at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and is supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to improve local safety cultures and to learn from defects by utilizing a validated structured framework...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
Katherine Fahy, Langni Liu, Christine M Rapp, Christina Borchers, Ji C Bihl, Yanfang Chen, Richard Simman, Jeffrey B Travers
Ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) exerts profound effects on human skin. Much is known regarding the ability of UVB to generate a plethora of bioactive agents ranging from cytokines and other bioactive proteins, lipid mediators and microRNAs. It is presumed that these agents are in large part responsible for the effects of UVB, which is only absorbed appreciably in the epidermis. However, the exact mechanism by which these bioactive agents can leave the epidermis are as yet unclear. This review addresses the potential role of microvesicle particles (MVP) as UVB signaling agents through transmitting biologic mediators...
December 31, 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
Xian-Hua Lin, Dan-Dan Wu, Ling Gao, Jun-Yu Zhang, Hai-Tao Pan, Hui Wang, Cheng Li, Ping Zhang, Meng-Xi Guo, Yan-Ting Wu, Ya-Jing Tan, Li Jin, Yu-Qian Xiang, Ju-Xue Li, Jian-Zhong Sheng, He-Feng Huang
BACKGROUND: Infants being born Large-for-gestational-age (LGA) are prone to developing cardiometabolic disease. However, the underlying mechanisms remain unclear. RESULTS: Clinical investigation showed that children born LGA had significantly higher serum level of total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-c), and insulin, ratio of TC/high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-c) compared to children born appropriate for gestational age (AGA)...
December 27, 2016: Oncotarget
Mengkai Li, Chen Wang, Miaoling Yau, James R Bolton, Zhimin Qiang
A mini-fluidic VUV/UV photoreaction system (MVPS) was developed in our previous study, and it was demonstrated as a powerful tool for studies on pollutant degradation by the VUV/UV process. In this study, we investigated the VUV/UV photodegradation of sulfamethazine (SMN), one of the most frequently detected antibiotics in the environment. The determination methods of photochemical kinetic parameters (e.g., photon fluence-based rate constant and quantum yield) were developed based on the MVPS. The photon fluence-based reaction rate constants for SMN degradation by UV alone and VUV/UV processes were determined as 0...
January 1, 2017: Water Research
A Young Lim, Ju Sun Song, Eun Kyoung Kim, Shin Yi Jang, Tae-Young Chung, Seung-Hyuk Choi, Kiick Sung, June Huh, I-Seok Kang, Yeon Hyeon Choe, Chang-Seok Ki, Duk-Kyung Kim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Marfan syndrome (MFS) is a connective tissue disorder with autosomal dominant inheritance and a highly variable clinical spectrum. However, there are limited data available on the clinical features of Korean patients with MFS. The aim of the present study was to describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of Korean patients with MFS. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We included all patients who were diagnosed with MFS between January 1995 and May 2015 at a single tertiary medical center...
November 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
Emanuele Boatta, Christine Jahn, Matthieu Canuet, Julien Garnon, Nitin Ramamurthy, Roberto Luigi Cazzato, Afshin Gangi
AIM: To report our preliminary experience using a Micro Vascular Plug (MVP) deployed through a 2.8Fr micro-catheter for the treatment of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) in a cohort of patients affected by Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four consecutive female patients (mean age 38.0 years; range 25-55 years) with PAVMs diagnosed on echocardiogram/bubble test and contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) underwent MVP embolization...
February 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Saeid Hosseini, Yousef Rezaei, Niloufar Samiei, Zahra Emkanjoo, Mohammad Reza Dehghani, Majid Haghjoo, Luigi P Badano
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November 1, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
Mengkai Li, Zhimin Qiang, Pin Hou, James R Bolton, Jiuhui Qu, Peng Li, Chen Wang
Vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) and ultraviolet (UV)/chlorine processes are regarded as two of many advanced oxidation processes (AOPs). Because of the similar cost of VUV/UV and UV lamps, a combination of VUV and UV/chlorine (i.e., VUV/UV/chlorine) may enhance the removal of organic pollutants in water but without any additional power input. In this paper, a mini-fluidic VUV/UV photoreaction system (MVPS) was developed for bench-scale experiments, which could emit both VUV (185 nm) and UV (254 nm) or solely UV beams with a nearly identical UV photon fluence...
June 7, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
Faisal F Syed, Michael J Ackerman, Christopher J McLeod, Suraj Kapa, Siva K Mulpuru, Chenni S Sriram, Bryan C Cannon, Samuel J Asirvatham, Peter A Noseworthy
BACKGROUND: Although the vast majority of mitral valve prolapse (MVP) is benign, a small subset of patients, predominantly women, with bileaflet prolapse, complex ventricular ectopy (VE), and abnormal T waves comprise the recently described bileaflet MVP syndrome. We compared findings on electrophysiological study in bileaflet MVP syndrome patients with and without cardiac arrest to identify factors that may predispose to malignant ventricular arrhythmia. METHODS AND RESULTS: Fourteen consecutive bileaflet MVP syndrome patients (n=13 women; median [limits], age at index ablation, 33...
May 2016: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
Olivier Huttin, Sarah Pierre, Clément Venner, Damien Voilliot, Jean-Marc Sellal, Etienne Aliot, Nicolas Sadoul, Yves Juillière, Christine Selton-Suty
Aims: Two-dimensional echocardiography often reveals abnormal left ventricle (LV) lateral wall kinetics in patients presenting with mitral valve prolapse (MVP). However, relations between MVP and LV deformation are not clearly established. The aim of this study was to assess and quantify mitral valve chordae, leaflets, and LV myocardial interactions using speckle tracking echocardiography (STE). Methods and results: Using STE-derived longitudinal strain curves, LV peak longitudinal strain (PLS, %), post-systolic index (PSI), and pre-stretch index (PST) were analysed in 100 patients with MVP and normal LV ejection fraction...
March 1, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Ji C Bihl, Christine M Rapp, Yanfang Chen, Jeffrey B Travers
The lipid mediator platelet-activating factor (PAF) and oxidized glycerophosphocholine PAF agonists produced by ultraviolet B (UVB) have been demonstrated to play a pivotal role in UVB-mediated processes, from acute inflammation to delayed systemic immunosuppression. Recent studies have provided evidence that microvesicle particles (MVPs) are released from cells in response to various signals including stressors. Importantly, these small membrane fragments can interact with various cell types by delivering bioactive molecules...
May 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
Ling Chong Wang, Hao Wu, Jing Ji, Feng Xue, Rui Liu
The polysaccharides from Mactra veneriformis (MVPS) were degraded by controlled mild acid hydrolysis to produce active oligosaccharides. MVPS can easily be hydrolyzed by H2SO4 or HCl. The hydrolyzing process was investigated in acid addition and reaction time by evaluating the producing content of reducing sugar. Hydrolysis with 1M HCl to MVPS can generate a time-depended behavior that is mild and controllable. HPLC analysis monitored the change of oligosaccharides composition in hydrolyzing. Total nine oligosaccharides are recognizable in the HPLC profile, and their content showed a regular transformation in hydrolysis...
February 10, 2016: Carbohydrate Polymers
Hugo Ja Adams, John Mh de Klerk, Rob Fijnheer, Ben Gf Heggelman, Stefan V Dubois, Rutger Aj Nievelstein, Thomas C Kwee
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of data on the effect of rituximab, cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, and prednisone (R-CHOP) therapy on brain glucose metabolism of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients, as measured by 18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET). Moreover, the prognostic value of brain glucose metabolism measurements is currently unknown. PURPOSE: To investigate the use of FDG-PET for measurement of brain glucose metabolism in R-CHOP-treated DLBCL patients, and to assess its prognostic value...
June 2016: Acta Radiologica
Xiaolian Gu, Elisabet Nylander, Philip J Coates, Robin Fahraeus, Karin Nylander
Epigenetic modifications by DNA methylation are associated with a wide range of diseases. Previous studies in psoriasis have concentrated on epigenetic changes in immune cells or in total skin biopsies that include stromal-associated changes. In order to improve our understanding of the role of DNA methylation in psoriasis, we sought to obtain a comprehensive DNA methylation signature specific for the epidermal component of psoriasis and to analyze methylation changes during therapy. Genome-wide DNA methylation profiling of epidermal cells from 12 patients undergoing narrow-band UVB phototherapy and 12 corresponding healthy controls revealed a distinct DNA methylation pattern in psoriasis compared with controls...
August 2015: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Sarah Finer, Chris Mathews, Rob Lowe, Melissa Smart, Sara Hillman, Lin Foo, Ajay Sinha, David Williams, Vardhman K Rakyan, Graham A Hitman
Exposure of a developing foetus to maternal gestational diabetes (GDM) has been shown to programme future risk of diabetes and obesity. Epigenetic variation in foetal tissue may have a mechanistic role in metabolic disease programming through interaction of the pregnancy environment with gene function. We aimed to identify genome-wide DNA methylation variation in cord blood and placenta from offspring born to mothers with and without GDM. Pregnant women of South Asian origin were studied and foetal tissues sampled at term delivery...
June 1, 2015: Human Molecular Genetics
Long Chen, Zhi-Xiong Lin, Guo-Shi Lin, Chang-Fu Zhou, Yu-Peng Chen, Xing-Fu Wang, Zong-Qing Zheng
There are limited researches focusing on microvascular patterns (MVPs) in human glioblastoma and their prognostic impact. We evaluated MVPs of 78 glioblastomas by CD34/periodic acid-Schiff dual staining and by cluster analysis of the percentage of microvascular area for distinct microvascular formations. The distribution of 5 types of basic microvascular formations, that is, microvascular sprouting (MS), vascular cluster (VC), vascular garland (VG), glomeruloid vascular proliferation (GVP), and vasculogenic mimicry (VM), was variable...
January 2015: Human Pathology
Andreas Güldner, Thomas Kiss, Thomas Bluth, Christopher Uhlig, Anja Braune, Nadja Carvalho, Theresa Quast, Ines Rentzsch, Robert Huhle, Peter Spieth, Torsten Richter, Felipe Saddy, Patricia R M Rocco, Michael Kasper, Thea Koch, Paolo Pelosi, Marcelo Gama de Abreu
BACKGROUND: To investigate the role of ultraprotective mechanical ventilation (UP-MV) and extracorporeal carbon dioxide removal with and without spontaneous breathing (SB) to improve respiratory function and lung protection in experimental severe acute respiratory distress syndrome. METHODS: Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome was induced by saline lung lavage and mechanical ventilation (MV) with higher tidal volume (VT) in 28 anesthetized pigs (32.8 to 52...
March 2015: Anesthesiology
Efstratios K Theofilogiannakos, Konstantinos Dean Boudoulas, Brian E Gawronski, Taimour Y Langaee, Petros S Dardas, Vlasis Ninios, Timotheos G Kelpis, Julie A Johnson, Antonios A Pitsis, Harisios Boudoulas
BACKGROUND: Certain patients with floppy mitral valve (FMV)/mitral valve prolapse (MVP) may have symptoms that cannot be explained on the severity of mitral valvular regurgitation (MVR) alone; hypersensitivity to adrenergic stimulation has been suggested in this group defined as the FMV/MVP syndrome. METHODS: Ninety-eight patients (75 men, 23 women) with mitral valve surgery for FMV/MVP were studied. Of those 41 (42%) had symptoms consistent with FMV/MVP syndrome [29 men (39%), 12 women (52%)]; median age of symptom onset was 30 years (range 10-63 years) and median duration of symptoms prior to valve surgery was 16 years (range 3-50 years)...
May 2015: Journal of Cardiology
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