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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110342/tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad3-signaling-pathway-suppresses-cell-apoptosis-in-cerebral-ischemic-stroke-rats
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Haiping Zhu, Qunfeng Gui, Xiaobo Hui, Xiaodong Wang, Jian Jiang, Lianshu Ding, Xiaoyang Sun, Yanping Wang, Huaqun Chen
BACKGROUND We desired to observe the changes of transforming growth factor-β1/drosophila mothers against decapentaplegic protein (TGF-β1/Smad3) signaling pathway in the hippocampus region of cerebral ischemic stroke rats so that the effects of this pathway on nerve cells can be investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS The ischemic stroke models were built by middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in vivo and oxygen-glucose deprivation (OGD) in vitro. TGF-β1 and TGF-β1 inhibitors were injected into rat models while TGF-β1, TGF-β1 siRNA, Smad3, and Smad3 siRNA were transfected into cells...
January 22, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109911/rho-kinase-inhibitor-prevents-acute-injury-against-transient-focal-cerebral-ischemia-by-enhancing-the-expression-and-function-of-gaba-receptors-in-rats
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Lin Huang, Qin Li, Ruiting Wen, Zhiying Yu, Na Li, Liping Ma, Wanyu Feng
Studies have shown hydroxyfasudil-mediated inhibition of Rho-kinase (ROCK) has efficacy in rodent models of focal ischemia and in in vitro systems that recapitulate stroke conditions. However, the mechanisms underlying the neuroprotective effects of the ROCK inhibitor on stroke are not well understood. In this study, we examined the role of γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) interneurons in the effects of hydroxyfasudil on transient middle cerebral artery occlusion (tMCAO) induced acute ischemia-reperfusion injury to explore the mechanisms...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109797/evaluation-of-sleep-bruxism-with-a-novel-designed-occlusal-splint
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Kentaro Hirai, Tomoko Ikawa, Yuko Shigeta, Shuji Shigemoto, Takumi Ogawa
PURPOSE: This report presents our evaluation system that assesses sleep bruxism. The characteristics and fabrication process of our novel designed splint, and the analysis process of our system are presented. METHODS: The subjects were 17 volunteers. The splint was fabricated with a self-curing resin compounded with an amino-acid powder for easy wear on the semi-adjustable articulator, and adjusted for a full-balanced occlusion. An impression of the splint, located on the cast, was taken before and after it was worn...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Prosthodontic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109737/retinal-oxygen-from-animals-to-humans
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Robert A Linsenmeier, Hao F Zhang
This article discusses retinal oxygenation and retinal metabolism by focusing on measurements made with two of the principal methods used to study O2 in the retina: measurements of PO2 with oxygen-sensitive microelectrodes in vivo in animals with a retinal circulation similar to that of humans, and oximetry, which can be used non-invasively in both animals and humans to measure O2 concentration in retinal vessels. Microelectrodes uniquely have high spatial resolution, allowing the mapping of PO2 in detail, and when combined with mathematical models of diffusion and consumption, they provide information about retinal metabolism...
January 18, 2017: Progress in Retinal and Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109273/blocking-of-platelet-glycoprotein-receptor-ib-reduces-thrombo-inflammation-in-mice-with-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Michael K Schuhmann, Josua Guthmann, Guido Stoll, Bernhard Nieswandt, Peter Kraft, Christoph Kleinschnitz
BACKGROUND: Ischemic stroke causes a strong inflammatory response that includes T cells, monocytes/macrophages, and neutrophils. Interaction of these immune cells with platelets and endothelial cells facilitates microvascular dysfunction and leads to secondary infarct growth. We recently showed that blocking of platelet glycoprotein (GP) receptor Ib improves stroke outcome without increasing the risk of intracerebral hemorrhage. Until now, it has been unclear whether GPIb only mediates thrombus formation or also contributes to the pathophysiology of local inflammation...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108573/transcatheter-mitral-valve-implantation-a-percutaneous-transapical-system
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Huangdong Dai, Katharina Huenges, Saskia Pokorny, Gunther Fischer, Jochen Cremer, Anja Metzner, Derk Frank, Georg Lutter
OBJECTIVES: Despite recent achievements, implantation of a transcatheter mitral valved stent remains challenging. In this study, we present a different approach for implantation of a percutaneous mitral valved stent. METHODS: Percutaneous transapical access is combined with, respectively, a left-transatrial, right-transatrial/transseptal or transfemoral/transseptal approach for mitral valve stent implantation and secure fixation. The apical fixation and occlusion are ensured with an Amplatzer occluder...
January 19, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108500/ophthalmic-artery-occlusion-after-pipeline-embolization-device-placement-with-reconstitution-of-flow-via-an-endoleak-a-report-of-two-cases
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Michael L Adix, Ian A Kaminsky, In Sup Choi
The Pipeline Embolization Device (PED) is a flow diverting stent used in the treatment of a wide variety of intracranial aneurysms. The device differs from traditional stents used in stent-assisted coil embolization in that it has a tighter lattice structure with smaller cell sizes designed specifically to disrupt blood flow into aneurysms rather than only to retain coils within aneurysms. While the PED has been shown to be safe and effective, it has a unique risk profile that includes side branch and perforator vessel occlusion...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108499/relay-balloon-technique-for-recanalization-of-acute-symptomatic-proximal-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion-with-short-balloon-tipped-guiding-catheter-landing-zone
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Sang Hun Lee, Dong Geun Lee, Sun U Kwon, Deok Hee Lee
BACKGROUND: Endovascular recanalization of a completely occluded proximal internal carotid artery (ICA) with underlying stenosis may be challenging owing to a possible thrombotic component. This is especially true when the landing zone for a balloon-tipped guiding catheter (BGC) at the bulb portion is insufficient. Sequential application of the balloons of a BGC and an angioplasty catheter may prevent thromboembolism during revascularization. This study analyzed the safety and effectiveness of this relay-balloon technique...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108128/delayed-therapeutic-hypothermia-protects-against-the-myocardial-no-reflow-phenomenon-independently-of-myocardial-infarct-size-in-a-rat-ischemia-reperfusion-model
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Wangde Dai, Sharon Hale, Robert A Kloner
BACKGROUND: Adjunctive therapies, given in addition to reperfusion to reduce myocardial infarct size, have been disappointing based on clinical trials. New therapeutic targets independent of infarct size modification are needed. The no-reflow phenomenon occurs commonly after the infarct-related coronary artery is opened and predicts poor clinical outcome. We investigated the effects of a single application of delayed (post-reperfusion) therapeutic hypothermia (TH) in a rat model of coronary artery occlusion/reperfusion...
January 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107637/survival-predictions-of-ceramic-crowns-using-statistical-fracture-mechanics
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S Nasrin, N Katsube, R R Seghi, S I Rokhlin
This work establishes a survival probability methodology for interface-initiated fatigue failures of monolithic ceramic crowns under simulated masticatory loading. A complete 3-dimensional (3D) finite element analysis model of a minimally reduced molar crown was developed using commercially available hardware and software. Estimates of material surface flaw distributions and fatigue parameters for 3 reinforced glass-ceramics (fluormica [FM], leucite [LR], and lithium disilicate [LD]) and a dense sintered yttrium-stabilized zirconia (YZ) were obtained from the literature and incorporated into the model...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107458/neuropilin-1-involvement-in-choroidal-and-retinal-neovascularisation
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Patricia Fernández-Robredo, Senthil Selvam, Michael B Powner, Dawn A Sim, Marcus Fruttiger
PURPOSE: Inhibiting VEGF is the gold standard treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is also effective in preventing retinal oedema and neovascularisation (NV) in diabetic retinopathy (DR) and retinal vein occlusions (RVO). Neuropilin 1 (Nrp1) is a co-receptor for VEGF and many other growth factors, and therefore a possible alternative drug target in intra ocular neovascular disease. Here we assessed choroidal and retinal NV in an inducible, endothelial specific knock out model for Nrp1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107314/effect-of-treatment-with-twin-block-appliances-on-body-posture-in-class-ii-malocclusion-subjects-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Dalia Smailienė, Aistė Intienė, Irma Dobradziejutė, Gintaras Kušleika
BACKGROUND There is strong evidence that malocclusion and body posture are interdependent. The relationship between improvement of nasopharyngeal airway, correction of malocclusion by orthodontic treatment or orthognathic surgery, and changes in body posture were evaluated in several studies. The purpose of the present study was to analyze the effect of the orthodontic treatment with Twin-block appliance on body posture. MATERIAL AND METHODS The study group consisted of 23 children (mean age 12.45 (1.06) years)...
January 20, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107135/recognition-intervention-and-management-of-digit-sucking-a-clinical-guide-for-the-general-dental-practitioner
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Ohsun Kwon, Paras Jiteshkumar Haria, Sheena Kotecha
Digit sucking is a common habit in young children, which if allowed to continue for a prolonged period, can adversely affect the development of the face and dental occlusion. Patients with digit sucking habits often present with an increased overjet, reduced overbite, anterior open bite, posterior crossbite and possible skeletal changes which can be challenging and costly to correct if the habit is not ceased in a timely manner. This article aims to provide guidance for general dental practitioners to recognise and appropriately manage patients with a digit sucking habit...
November 1, 2016: Primary Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107131/an-overview-of-the-peer-assessment-rating-par-index-for-primary-dental-care-practitioners
#14
James Ij Green
The Peer Assessment Rating (PAR) index is a valid and reliable measure of orthodontic treatment outcome and is the most widely accepted such index. Assessing outcomes with the PAR index requires the examination of pre-treatment and post-treatment orthodontic study models. Beginning with the pre-treatment models, a score is given to each feature that deviates from an ideal occlusion (all anatomical contact points adjacent, good interdigitation between posterior teeth and non-excessive overjet/overbite), the scores are then added together to give a total that represents the severity of the malocclusion...
November 1, 2016: Primary Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106949/atherectomy-using-a-solid-state-laser-at-355-nm-wavelength
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Amir Herzog, Grzegorz Oszkinis, David Planer, Krzysztof Ziaja, Łukasz Kruszyna, Michał Goran Stanisić, Damian Ziaja, Amiel A Ishaaya, Wacław Kuczmik
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), caused by atherosclerotic processes, is allied with an increased risk of ischemic events, limb loss, and death. Recently, the use of a solid-state laser at 355 nm within a hybrid catheter was suggested for that purpose. In this work, short nanosecond pulses of a solid-state laser at 355 nm delivered through a hybrid catheter, composed of optical fibers and a blunt mechanical blade, are used to conduct a pre-clinical study and two clinical cases. The pre-clinical study consisted of an atherosclerotic calcified cadaveric leg and a porcine in vivo trial within the iliac artery, respectively...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106731/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-promotes-endogenous-adaptive-response-in-rat-model-of-chronic-cerebral-hypoperfusion
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Ying Yang, Jieyang Ju, Min Deng, Jing Wang, Hui Liu, Li Xiong, Junjian Zhang
Hypoxia inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α), a pivotal regulator of gene expression in response to hypoxia and ischemia, is now considered to regulate both pro-survival and pro-death responses depending on the duration and severity of the stress. We previously showed that chronic global cerebral hypoperfusion (CCH) triggered long-lasting accumulation of HIF-1α protein in the hippocampus of rats. However, the role of the stabilized HIF-1α in CCH is obscure. Here, we knock down endogenous HIF-1α to determine whether and how HIF-1α affects the disease processes and phenotypes of CCH...
January 17, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106709/systemic-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-intravitreal-aflibercept-bevacizumab-and-ranibizumab
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Robert L Avery, Alessandro A Castellarin, Nathan C Steinle, Dilsher S Dhoot, Dante J Pieramici, Robert See, Stephen Couvillion, Maʼan A Nasir, Melvin D Rabena, Mauricio Maia, Sherri Van Everen, Kha Le, William D Hanley
PURPOSE: To evaluate the systemic pharmacokinetics (PKs) of aflibercept, bevacizumab, and ranibizumab in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic macular edema (DME), or retinal vein occlusion (RVO). METHODS: Prospective, open-label, nonrandomized clinical trial of patients with AMD, DME, or RVO who were antivascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) naïve or had not received anti-VEGF for ≥4 months. Patients received 3 monthly intravitreal injections of aflibercept 2...
January 18, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106692/use-of-resorbable-fixation-system-in-pediatric-facial-fractures
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Frankie K Wong, Saleigh Adams, Donald A Hudson, Wayne Ozaki
INTRODUCTION: Resorbable fixation system (RFS) is an alternative to titanium in open reduction and internal fixation of pediatric facial fractures. METHODS: This study retrospectively reviewed all medical records in a major metropolitan pediatric hospital in Cape Town, South Africa from September 2010 through May 2014. Inclusion criteria were children under the age of 13 with facial fractures who have undergone open reduction and internal fixation using RFS. Intraoperative and postoperative complications were reviewed...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106684/sudden-death-due-to-unusual-complication-of-takayasu-arteritis-an-autopsy-case
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Maher Jedidi, Youssef Chkirbene, Nihed Abdessayed, Tasnim Masmoudi, Mohamed Mahjoub, Souheil Mlayeh, Mohamed Ben Dhiab, Mohamed Kamel Souguir, Mohamed Taher Yacoubi
Takayasu arteritis is an uncommon inflammatory disease with usually a good prognosis. However, sometimes, the evolution can be fatal essentially by a coronary arteries involvement. We present a case of a 19-year-old woman who died suddenly from cardiogenic shock complicating an unknown Takayasu arteritis.At the autopsy, the aorta showed a significant thickening of the wall. The coronary arteries were slightly thickened and did not show any occlusion. Microscopic examination of the aorta showed an abundant granulomatous and a lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate...
January 18, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106525/open-and-endovascular-treatment-of-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistulas-a-10-year-experience
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Matthew J Koch, Christopher J Stapleton, Pankaj K Agarwalla, Collin Torok, John H Shin, Jean-Valery Coumans, Lawrence F Borges, Christopher S Ogilvy, James D Rabinov, Aman B Patel
OBJECTIVE Vascular malformations of the spine represent rare clinical entities with profound neurological implications. Previously reported studies on management strategies for spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (sDAVFs) appeared before the advent of modern liquid embolic agents. Authors of the present study review their institutional experience with endovascularly and surgically treated sDAVFs. METHODS The authors performed a retrospective, observational, single-center case series on sDAVFs treated with endovascular embolization, microsurgical occlusion, or both between 2004 and 2013...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
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