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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222221/elastase-2-an-angiotensin-ii-generating-enzyme-contributes-to-increased-ang-ii-in-resistance-arteries-of-mice-with-myocardial-infarction
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Christiane Becari, Marcondes A B Silva, Marina T Durand, Cibele M Prado, Eduardo B Oliveira, Mauricio S Ribeiro, Helio C Salgado, Maria Cristina O Salgado, Rita C Tostes
Angiotensin II (Ang II), whose generation largely depends on angiotensin-converting enzyme activity, mediates most of the renin-angiotensin-system effects. Elastase-2 (ELA-2), a chymotrypsin-serine protease elastase family member 2A, alternatively generates Ang II in rat arteries. Myocardial infarction (MI) leads to intense RAS activation, but mechanisms involved on Ang II-generation in resistance arteries are unknown. We hypothesized that ELA-2 contributes to vascular Ang II generation and to cardiac damage in mice submitted to MI...
February 21, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220541/validation-of-ultrasonography-for-assessment-of-gastric-emptying-time-in-healthy-cats-by-radionuclide-scintigraphy
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R Husnik, J M Fletcher, L Gaschen, F P Gaschen
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of gastric emptying (GE) disorders in cats is unknown due to lack of clinically applicable diagnostic tests. OBJECTIVES: The principal aim of this study was to assess correlation between scintigraphic and ultrasonographic measurements of GE time (GET) in healthy cats. Additionally, variability of ultrasonographic GET, and correlation between scintigraphy and ultrasonographic parameters of gastric motility were evaluated. ANIMALS: Eight healthy domestic shorthair cats...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220505/fractional-microplasma-radiofrequency-technology-for-non-hypertrophic-post-burn-scars-in-asians-a-prospective-study-of-95-patients
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Shen Wang, Jing Mi, Qingfeng Li, Rui Jin, Jiying Dong
BACKGROUND: Laser and other energy devices are emerging, minimally invasive treatments for scars. Among the various techniques, fractional microplasma radiofrequency technology (FMRT) has proven to be an effective treatment option for various types of scars and skin conditions such as rhytids, striae distensae, and hyperpigmentation. OBJECTIVE: This prospective clinical trial was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of FMRT for treating non-hypertrophic post-burn scars in the Asian population...
February 20, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220463/can-we-improve-the-outcomes-of-multivessel-disease-using-modified-syntax-and-residual-syntax-scores
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Alfredo E Rodriguez, Carlos Fernandez-Pereira, Juan Mieres, Javier Mendoza, Florencia Sartori
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: In spite of the benefits of drug eluting (DES), these advantages were not translated to better outcome when percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) were compared with coronary artery bypass surgery. PCI strategy allowing stent deployment in all intermediate lesions including small vessels together with DES design may be the reasons of these findings. RECENT FINDINGS: Recently randomized and observational studies demonstrated using functional flow reserve analysis, residual Syntax score risk, or residual ERACI score after PCI that a reasonably incomplete revascularization was associated with good long-term outcome and low events rate at follow-up...
March 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220286/characteristics-of-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-in-patients-with-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis
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Hyun Ah Choi, Mi Ji Lee, Chin-Sang Chung
Hypertrophic pachymeningitis (HP) is an important neurologic complication of granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, formerly Wegener's granulomatosis). The aim of this study is to investigate the clinical features, radiological findings, and diagnostic pitfalls of GPA-related HP. A retrospective chart review was performed to screen patients diagnosed with GPA at Samsung Medical Center between 1997 and 2016. Neurologic manifestation, laboratory findings, neuroimaging data, and clinical course were evaluated in all patients...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219936/cardioprotection-of-ischemic-preconditioning-in-rats-involves-upregulating-adiponectin
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Hui Wang, Wenjing Wu, Jun Duan, Ming Ma, Wei Kong, Yuannan Ke, Gang Li, Jingang Zheng
It has been reported that ischemic preconditioning (IPC) and adiponectin (APN) are cardioprotective in many cardiovascular disorders. However, whether APN mediates the effect of IPC on myocardial injury has not been elucidated. This study was conducted to investigate whether IPC affects myocardial ischemic injury by increasing APN expression. Male adult rats with cardiac knockdowns of APN and its receptors via intramyocardial small-interfering RNA injection were subjected to IPC and then myocardial infarction (MI) at 24 h post-IPC...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219920/impact-of-coronary-artery-disease-severity-assessed-with-the-syntax-score-on-outcomes-following-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Jean-Michel Paradis, Jonathon M White, Philippe Généreux, Marina Urena, Darshan Doshi, Tamim Nazif, Rebecca Hahn, Isaac George, Omar Khalique, Kishore Harjai, Laura Lasalle, Benoit M Labbé, Robert DeLarochellière, Daniel Doyle, Éric Dumont, Siamak Mohammadi, Martin B Leon, Josep Rodés-Cabau, Susheel Kodali
BACKGROUND: The influence of coronary artery disease (CAD) on clinical and echocardiographic outcomes after transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is still controversial. We sought to evaluate the impact of CAD severity as measured by the SYNTAX score (SS) on patients undergoing TAVR. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 377 patients who underwent TAVR in 2 high-volume centers in North America were included in our retrospective analysis. A blinded angiographic core laboratory calculated the SS on all available coronary angiograms with the use of quantitative coronary analysis...
February 20, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219882/incident-myocardial-infarction-associated-with-major-types-of-arthritis-in-the-general-population-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Orit Schieir, Cedomir Tosevski, Richard H Glazier, Sheilah Hogg-Johnson, Elizabeth M Badley
OBJECTIVE: To synthesise, quantify and compare risks for incident myocardial infarction (MI) across five major types of arthritis in population-based studies. METHODS: A systematic search was performed in MEDLINE, EMBASE and CINAHL databases with additional manual/hand searches for population-based cohort or case-control studies published in English of French between January 1980 and January 2015 with a measure of effect and variance for associations between incident MI and five major types of arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis (PsA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), gout or osteoarthritis (OA), adjusted for at least age and sex...
February 20, 2017: Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219841/experimental-and-computational-surface-hydrophobicity-analysis-of-a-non-enveloped-virus-and-proteins
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Caryn L Heldt, Amna Zahid, K Saagar Vijayaragavan, Xue Mi
The physical characteristics of viruses needs to be understood in order to manipulate the interaction of viruses with host cells, as well as to create specific molecular recognition techniques to detect, purify, and remove viruses. Viruses are generally believed to be positively charged at physiological pH, but there are few other defining characteristics. Here, we have experimentally and computationally demonstrated that a non-enveloped virus is more hydrophobic than a panel of model proteins. Reverse-phase and hydrophobic interaction chromatography and ANS fluorescence determined the experimental hydrophobic strength of each entity...
February 13, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219572/right-coronary-artery-fistula-into-left-ventricle-blood-flow-steal-phenomenon
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Chengming Fan, Mi Tang, Jinfu Yang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
March 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219234/-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-with-a-late-appearing-philadelphia-chromosome-a-case-report
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F F Yuan, H Ai, R H Mi, L Chen, Q S Yin, X D Wei, Y P Song
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219219/-clinical-features-and-prognosis-in-cd10-pre-b-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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X Y Gong, Y Wang, B C Liu, H Wei, C L Zhou, D Lin, K Q Liu, S N Wei, B F Gong, G J Zhang, Y T Liu, X L Zhao, Y Li, R X Gu, S W Qiu, Y C Mi, J X Wang
Objective: To analyze the clinical features and prognosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia patients with immunophenotype of CD10(-)pre-B (CD10(-) pre B-ALL) . Methods: 6 adult cases with CD10(-) pre B-ALL immunophenotypes were analyzed retrospectively, related literatures were reviewed to clarify these kind of patients' clinical features and prognosis. Results: CD10(-) pre B-ALL occurred in 1.5% of ALL, 1.8% of B-ALL and 11.5% of pre B-ALL respectively. All the 6 patients were male with the median age as 33...
January 14, 2017: Zhonghua Xue Ye Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Xueyexue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219106/reliability-and-validity-of-a-self-paced-cardiopulmonary-exercise-test-in-post-mi-patients
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Lauren Ann Jenkins, Alexis Mauger, Jane Fisher, James Hopker
A self-paced peak oxygen uptake (V̇O2peak) test (SPV) has been shown to produce higher V̇O2peak values compared to standard cardiopulmonary exercise tests (sCPET), but has not been tested on any clinical population. This study aimed to assess the reliability of the SPV in a healthy population (study 1), and the validity and reliability of the SPV in post-myocardial infarction (post-MI) patients (study 2). For study 1, 25 healthy participants completed 3 SPV's. For study 2, 28 post-MI patients completed one sCPET and 2 SPV's...
February 20, 2017: International Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219002/molecular-testing-for-gastrointestinal-cancer
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Hye Seung Lee, Woo Ho Kim, Yoonjin Kwak, Jiwon Koh, Jeong Mo Bae, Kyoung-Mee Kim, Mee Soo Chang, Hye Seung Han, Joon Mee Kim, Hwal Woong Kim, Hee Kyung Chang, Young Hee Choi, Ji Y Park, Mi Jin Gu, Min Jin Lhee, Jung Yeon Kim, Hee Sung Kim, Mee-Yon Cho
With recent advances in molecular diagnostic methods and targeted cancer therapies, several molecular tests have been recommended for gastric cancer (GC) and colorectal cancer (CRC). Microsatellite instability analysis of gastrointestinal cancers is performed to screen for Lynch syndrome, predict favorable prognosis, and screen patients for immunotherapy. The epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor has been approved in metastatic CRCs with wild-type RAS (KRAS and NRAS exon 2-4). A BRAF mutation is required for predicting poor prognosis...
February 19, 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218662/microrna-expression-profile-identifies-high-grade-non-muscle-invasive-bladder-tumors-at-elevated-risk-to-progress-to-an-invasive-phenotype
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Sara M Lenherr, Sheaumei Tsai, Brasil Silva Neto, Travis B Sullivan, Cara B Cimmino, Tanya Logvinenko, Jason Gee, Wei Huang, John A Libertino, Ian C Summerhayes, Kimberly M Rieger-Christ
The objective of this study was to identify a panel of microRNAs (miRNAs) differentially expressed in high-grade non-muscle invasive (NMI; TaG3-T1G3) urothelial carcinoma that progress to muscle-invasive disease compared to those that remain non-muscle invasive, whether recurrence happens or not. Eighty-nine high-grade NMI urothelial carcinoma lesions were identified and total RNA was extracted from paraffin-embedded tissue. Patients were categorized as either having a non-muscle invasive lesion with no evidence of progression over a 3-year period or as having a similar lesion showing progression to muscle invasion over the same period...
February 17, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218200/contrast-enhanced-endobronchial-ultrasound-potential-value-of-a-new-method
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REVIEW
Christoph F Dietrich
Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) has gained importance for mediastinal lymph node staging. Contrast-enhanced EBUS is so far not a discussed technique including contrast-enhanced high mechanical index (MI)-EBUS and potentially contrast-enhanced low MI-EBUS. Possible use could include characterization of mediastinal lymph nodes for better selection of biopsies, differential diagnosis of the primary tumor, and evaluation of thrombosis or tumor in vein infiltration.
January 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217680/first-reported-case-of-fetal-aortic-valvuloplasty-in-asia
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Sun-Young Yoon, Hye-Sung Won, Mi-Young Lee, Min Kyong Cho, Euiseok Jung, Ki-Soo Kim, Young-Hwue Kim
Prenatal intervention of severe fetal aortic valve stenosis by ultrasound-guided percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty has been performed to prevent the progression to hypoplastic left heart syndrome, and achieve biventricular circulation in neonates. Here we report a case of fetal aortic valvuloplasty prenatally diagnosed with aortic stenosis at 24 weeks of gestation and showed worsening features on a follow-up echocardiography. Prenatal aortic valvuloplasty was performed at 29 weeks of gestation, and was a technical success...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217676/pretreatment-serum-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-cutoff-value-for-medical-treatment-success-with-single-dose-and-multi-dose-regimen-of-methotrexate-in-tubal-ectopic-pregnancy
#18
Junhwan Kim, Young Mi Jung, Da Yong Lee, Byung Chul Jee
OBJECTIVE: To investigate individual pretreatment serum human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) cutoff value for medical treatment success with single-dose and multi-dose regimen of methotrexate in tubal ectopic pregnancy. METHODS: Eighty-five women who received methotrexate for the treatment of tubal ectopic pregnancy during 2003 to 2015 were selected. Fifty-three women received a single-dose regimen and 32 women received a multi-dose regimen. Medical treatment failure was defined as necessity of surgical treatment...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217674/uterine-fibroid-shrinkage-after-short-term-use-of-selective-progesterone-receptor-modulator-or-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonist
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Min Jin Lee, Bo Seong Yun, Seok Ju Seong, Mi-La Kim, Yong Wook Jung, Mi Kyoung Kim, Hyo Sook Bae, Da Hee Kim, Ji Young Hwang
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of short-term use of selective progesterone receptor modulator (SPRM) or gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist on uterine fibroid shrinkage among Korean women. METHODS: This retrospective study involved 101 women with symptomatic uterine fibroids who received ulipristal acetate (SPRM, n=51) and leuprolide acetate (GnRH agonist, n=50) for 3 months between November 2013 and February 2015. The fibroid volume was measured both before and after treatment using ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217670/a-novel-clinicopathological-analysis-of-early-stage-ovarian-sertoli-leydig-cell-tumors-at-a-single-institution
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Seon Mi Nam, Jee Whan Kim, Kyung Jin Eoh, Hye Min Kim, Jung Yun Lee, Eun Ji Nam, Sunghoon Kim, Sang Wun Kim, Young Tae Kim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical and pathologic characteristics of patients who were diagnosed with ovarian Sertoli-Leydig cell tumors (SLCTs) in a single institution. METHODS: The medical records of 11 patients who were pathologically diagnosed with SLCTs beginning in 1995 in a single institute was reviewed. RESULTS: The median patient age was 31 years (range, 16 to 70 years). Patient International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stages were IA, IC, and IIB in 3 (27...
January 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
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