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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922693/a-novel-pdgf-receptor-inhibitor-eluting-stent-attenuates-in-stent-neointima-formation-in-a-rabbit-carotid-model
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Chen Huang, Haijun Mei, Min Zhou, Xiaobing Zheng
A novel drug-eluting stent (DES) is required to target vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) without harming endothelial cells (ECs). Platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is critical for the proliferation and migration of SMCs. Sunitinib [a PDGF receptor (PDGFR) tyrosine kinase inhibitor]‑eluting stents may therefore inhibit neointimal formation. The aim of the present study was to examine the stent‑based delivery of sunitinib in a rabbit carotid model; in addition, the effects of sunitinib were evaluated in vitro...
December 5, 2016: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920095/functional-characterization-of-the-left-ventrolateral-premotor-cortex-in-humans-a-direct-electrophysiological-approach
#2
L Fornia, V Ferpozzi, M Montagna, M Rossi, M Riva, F Pessina, F Martinelli Boneschi, P Borroni, R N Lemon, L Bello, G Cerri
In monkeys, motor outputs from premotor cortex (PM) involve cortico-cortical connections with primary motor cortex (M1). However, in humans, the functional organization of PM and its relationship with the corticospinal tract (CST) is still uncertain. This study was carried out in 21 patients undergoing intraoperative brain mapping prior to tumor resection. The left ventrolateral premotor cortex (vlPM-BA6) was identified preoperatively by functional magnetic resonance imaging, and then investigated intraoperatively using high frequency direct electrical stimulation (HF-DES) of the convexity of M1 and vlPM-BA6, with simultaneous recording of motor-evoked potentials (MEPs) from oro-facial, hand and arm muscles...
December 5, 2016: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917972/pastoralism-in-the-drylands-of-latin-america-argentina-chile-mexico-and-peru
#3
J M Grünwaldt, G Castellaro, E R Flores, C R Morales-Nieto, R D Valdez-Cepeda, J C Guevera, E G Grünwaldt
This article discusses various aspects of pastoralism in the Latin American countries with the largest dryland areas. The topics covered include: social, economic and institutional issues; grasslands and their carrying capacity; production systems and productivity rates; competition for forage resources between domestic livestock and wildlife; and the health status of livestock and wildlife. Most grasslands exhibit some degree of degradation. The percentage of offspring reaching weaning age is low: 47-66% of calves and 40-80% of lambs...
November 2016: Revue Scientifique et Technique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917611/high-mass-and-spatial-resolution-mass-spectrometry-imaging-of-nicolas-poussin-painting-cross-section-by-cluster-tof-sims
#4
M Noun, E Van Elslande, D Touboul, H Glanville, S Bucklow, P Walter, A Brunelle
The painting Rebecca and Eliezer at the Well, which hangs in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK, is possibly one of the last figure painting executed by Nicolas Poussin at the very end of his life and is usually dated to the early 1660s. In this perspective special feature, Philippe Walter, Alain Brunelle and colleagues give new insights on the artist's working methods by a careful stateof-the-art imaging ToF-SIMS study of one sample taken on the edge of the painting. This approach allowed for the identification of the pigments used in the painting, their nature and components and those of the ground and preparatory layers, with the identification of the binder(s) and possible other additions of organic materials such as glue...
December 2016: Journal of Mass Spectrometry: JMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916744/does-acute-coronary-syndrome-impact-on-the-incidence-of-thrombosis-after-the-implantation-of-absorb-bioresorbable-vascular-scaffold
#5
Yohei Sotomi, Yosuke Miyazaki, Carlos Colet, Taku Asano, Pannipa Suwannasom, Jan Tijssen, Robbert J de Winter, Ron Waksman, Michael J Lipinski, Yoshinobu Onuma, Patrick W Serruys
AIMS: In the drug eluting stent (DES) era, patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) had a higher risk of early stent thrombosis compared with stable patients. The present study evaluated whether the same is true for the bioresorbable vascular scaffold (BVS: Abbott Vascular, Santa Clara CA). METHODS AND RESULTS: We assessed the relationship between the incidence of definite/probable scaffold thrombosis (ScT) (overall ScT and early ScT) and ACS percentage with the latest publications including the most recent large randomized controlled trials...
December 6, 2016: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916002/long-term-effect-of-stents-eluting-6-mercaptopurine-in-porcine-coronary-arteries
#6
Matthijs S Ruiter, Albert Doornbos, Vivian de Waard, Robbert J de Winter, Nico J M Attevelt, Rob Steendam, Carlie J M de Vries
BACKGROUND: Drug-eluting stents (DES) have dramatically reduced restenosis rates compared to bare metal stents and are widely used in coronary artery angioplasty. The anti-proliferative nature of the drugs reduces smooth muscle cell (SMC) proliferation effectively, but unfortunately also negatively affects endothelialization of stent struts, necessitating prolonged dual anti-platelet therapy. Cell-type specific therapy may prevent this complication, giving rise to safer stents that do not require additional medication...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Negative Results in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27915199/deep-eutectic-solvents-as-green-media-for-extraction-of-flavonoid-glycosides-and-aglycones-from-platycladi-cacumen
#7
Bo Zhuang, Li-Li Dou, Ping Li, E-Hu Liu
Deep eutectic solvents (DESs) are emerging as alternatives to conventional ionic liquids and organic solvents due to their unique advantages. In the present study, the tuneability of DESs as tailor-made solvents to efficiently extract polar and non-polar bioactive compounds from Platycladi Cacumen was detailedly investigated. Totally 12 types of choline chloride-, betaine-, and l-proline-based DESs were synthesized for initial screening, and extraction conditions was optimized by single-factor experiment. Experiments with different DESs and principal components analysis demonstrated that the extractability of both flavonoid glycosides and aglycones was greater with certain designed DESs than conventional solvents...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914947/synthesis-and-binding-monitoring-of-a-new-nanomolar-pamam-based-matrix-metalloproteinases-inhibitor-mmpis
#8
Linda Cerofolini, Veronica Baldoneschi, Elisa Dragoni, Andrea Storai, Marianna Mamusa, Debora Berti, Marco Fragai, Barbara Richichi, Cristina Nativi
Dendrimers are efficient drug delivery systems particularly useful in ocular diseases. In particular, low generation PAMAM dendrimers are non-toxic and non-immunogenic and they provide an enhancement of the residence time of drugs in the eyes. In this context, the synthesis of the PAMAM-based matrix metalloproteinases inhibitor 5, is reported. In particular, we demonstrated that 5 strongly binds (18.0nM±2.5nM) MMP-9, the most relevant MMP responsible of ocular surface damages in induced dry eyes syndrome (DES)...
November 19, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914646/in-the-eye-of-the-beholder-assessing-the-water-quality-of-shoreline-parks-around-the-island-of-montreal-through-citizen-science
#9
D Lévesque, A Cattaneo, G Deschamps, C Hudon
As a part of the FreshWater Watch project aiming to promote volunteers' water monitoring in 25 cities around the world, St. Lawrence River water quality was characterized at 28 public shoreline parks around Montreal Island, Quebec, Canada. This involved training of 69 citizen scientists by researchers of the Université de Montréal in five one-day sessions. Shoreline sampling yielded 174 data points over three summers (May 2013 to November 2015). Water turbidity, nitrate and phosphate concentrations were measured in situ, together with the thickness and type of beach-cast vegetation, and the relative abundance of different types of beach litter...
November 30, 2016: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914492/ticagrelor-with-aspirin-or-alone-in-high-risk-patients-after-coronary-intervention-rationale-and-design-of-the-twilight-study
#10
Usman Baber, George Dangas, David J Cohen, C Michael Gibson, Shamir R Mehta, Dominick J Angiolillo, Stuart J Pocock, Mitchell W Krucoff, Adnan Kastrati, E Magnus Ohman, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Juan Badimon, M Urooj Zafar, Jaya Chandrasekhar, Samantha Sartori, Melissa Aquino, Roxana Mehran
BACKGROUND: Dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is necessary to prevent thrombosis yet increases bleeding after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with drug-eluting stents (DES). Antiplatelet monotherapy with a potent P2Y12 receptor antagonist may reduce bleeding while maintaining anti thrombotic efficacy compared with conventional DAPT. METHODS: TWILIGHT is a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial evaluating the comparative efficacy and safety of antiplatelet monotherapy versus DAPT in up to 9000 high-risk patients undergoing PCI with DES...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914489/rationale-and-design-of-the-east-west-late-lumen-loss-study-comparison-of-late-lumen-loss-between-eastern-and-western-drug-eluting-stent-study-cohorts
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Robert W Harrison, Vaishnavi Radhakrishnan, Peter S Lam, Dominic J Allocco, Sandeep Brar, Martin Fahy, Rebecca Fisher, Fumiaki Ikeno, Philippe Généreux, Takeshi Kimura, Minglei Liu, Weng Kit Lye, Gary S Mintz, Hirofumi Nagai, Yuka Suzuki, Roseann White, John C Allen, Mitchell W Krucoff
BACKGROUND: The contemporary evaluation of novel drug-eluting stents (DES) includes mechanistic observations that characterize postdeployment stent behavior. Quantification of late lumen loss due to neointimal hyperplasia 8-13 months after stent implantation, via quantitative coronary angiography (QCA), constitutes such an observation and is required by most regulatory authorities. Late lumen loss, as determined by QCA, has been validated as a surrogate for clinical endpoints such as target vessel revascularization...
December 2016: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913054/development-of-a-multi-stakeholder-partnership-to-improve-access-to-and-delivery-of-neurosurgical-services-in-ontario
#12
Sunjay Sharma, Des Bohn, Iphigenia Mikroyiannakis, Joslyn Trowbridge, Donna Thompson, Robert Bell, James Rutka
Neurosurgical emergencies require expedient access to definitive care at neurosurgical centers. Neurosurgical resources in province of Ontario are highly centralized, and subsequently, most patients with neurosurgical emergencies will present to non-neurosurgical centers. From 2000-2010, metrics demonstrated the organization of neurosurgical resources might not be optimal. In response to this a program entitled Provincial Neurosurgery Ontario (PNO)- was formed to address these issues in cooperation with neurosurgeons, hospitals and the provincial government...
November 22, 2016: Health Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911432/-eye-lid-hygiene-in-chronic-allergic-blepharoconjunctivitis-patients-before-laser-refractive-surgery
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S V Yanchenko, A V Malyshev, S N Sakhnov, N V Fedotova, O Yu Orekhova
AIM: To evaluate the effectiveness of eyelid hygiene in patients with chronic allergic blepharoconjunctivitis (ABC) as a part of their preparation for laser refractive surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study involved 32 patients (12 males and 20 females aged 25-42 years) with refractive errors, namely, compound myopic astigmatism (23 patients) and hyperopic astigmatism (9 patients) suffering from chronic ABC and secondary dry eye syndrome (DES). All the patients initially received a standard treatment for ABC and DES, that is olopatodin hydrochloride instillations - 1 mg/ml 2 times daily, preservative-free hyaluronic acid preparation - 1 mg/ml 3 times daily, and polyacrylic acid and dexpanthenol gel at night for one month...
2016: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909132/myxofibrosarcoma-of-the-extremity-and-trunk-a-multidisciplinary-approach-leads-to-good-local-rates-of-local-control
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C G Ghazala, N R Agni, M Ragbir, P Dildey, D Lee, K S Rankin, T B Beckingsale, C H Gerrand
AIMS: Myxofibrosarcomas (MFSs) are malignant soft-tissue sarcomas characteristically presenting as painless slowly growing masses in the extremities. Locally infiltrative growth means that the risk of local recurrence is high. We reviewed our experience to make recommendations about resection strategies and the role of the multidisciplinary team in the management of these tumours. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients with a primary or recurrent MFS who were treated surgically in our unit between 1997 and 2012 were included in the study...
December 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907931/koronararterienanomalien-diagnostik-und-klassifikation-auf-basis-der-ct-und-mrt-des-herzens-von-alcapa-bis-terminationsanomaliecoronary-artery-anomalies-diagnosis-and-classification-based-on-cardiac-ct-and-mri-cmr-from-alcapa-to-anomalies-of-termination
#15
Philipp Heermann, Walter Heindel, Christoph Schülke
Background Coronary artery anomalies encompass a clinically and anatomically variable spectrum including physiological variants and pathophysiologically relevant anomalies. The majority of the variants has no hemodynamic relevance and is often detected accidentally. The recognition of the rare and relevant anomalies that cause either relevant shunt volumes leading to myocardial ischemia or ventricular tachyarrhythmias with the risk of sudden cardiac death is of major importance. Methods This review is based on a literature search in PubMed conducted using the key words "coronary artery" and/or "anomaly" and/or "anomalous origin" and/or "myocardial bridging" and/or "coronary artery fistula" and/or "Bland-White-Garland" and/or "ALCAPA"...
December 1, 2016: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906747/update-on-angiotensin-at2-receptors
#16
Robert M Carey
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review updates major new findings and concepts introduced during the past year on the role of angiotensin II (Ang II) subtype 2 receptors (AT2Rs) in the control of blood pressure and renal function. RECENT FINDINGS: AT2R activation prevents sodium (Na) retention and lowers blood pressure in the Ang II infusion model of experimental hypertension and prevents salt-sensitive hypertension in the obese Zucker rat model of obesity and the metabolic syndrome...
November 30, 2016: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906178/a-mechanism-for-overcoming-p-glycoprotein-mediated-drug-resistance-novel-combination-therapy-that-releases-stored-doxorubicin-from-lysosomes-via-lysosomal-permeabilization-using-dp44mt-or-dpc
#17
Nicole A Seebacher, Des R Richardson, Patric J Jansson
The intracellular distribution of a drug can cause significant variability in both activity and selectivity. Herein, we investigate the mechanism by which the anti-cancer agents, di-2-pyridylketone 4,4-dimethyl-3-thiosemicarbazone (Dp44mT) and the clinically trialed, di-2-pyridylketone 4-cyclohexyl-4-methyl-3-thiosemicarbazone (DpC), re-instate the efficacy of doxorubicin (DOX), in drug-resistant P-glycoprotein (Pgp)-expressing cells. Both Dp44mT and DpC potently target and kill Pgp-expressing tumors, while DOX effectively kills non-Pgp-expressing cancers...
December 1, 2016: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906047/propranolol-and-survival-from-breast-cancer-a-pooled-analysis-of-european-breast-cancer-cohorts
#18
Chris R Cardwell, Anton Pottegård, Evelien Vaes, Hans Garmo, Liam J Murray, Chris Brown, Pauline A J Vissers, Michael O'Rorke, Kala Visvanathan, Deirdre Cronin-Fenton, Harlinde De Schutter, Mats Lambe, Des G Powe, Myrthe P P van Herk-Sukel, Anna Gavin, Søren Friis, Linda Sharp, Kathleen Bennett
BACKGROUND: Preclinical studies have demonstrated that propranolol inhibits several pathways involved in breast cancer progression and metastasis. We investigated whether breast cancer patients who used propranolol, or other non-selective beta-blockers, had reduced breast cancer-specific or all-cause mortality in eight European cohorts. METHODS: Incident breast cancer patients were identified from eight cancer registries and compiled through the European Cancer Pharmacoepidemiology Network...
December 1, 2016: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905013/impact-of-stent-type-and-prolonged-dual-antiplatelet-therapy-on-long-term-clinical-outcomes-in-hemodialysis-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Masahiko Asami, Jiro Aoki, Tatsuyuki Sato, Shuzou Tanimoto, Mika Watanabe, Yu Horiuchi, Koichi Furui, Kentaro Yasuhara, Yu Sato, Takuya Hashimoto, Sen Yachi, Kazuhiro Hara, Kengo Tanabe
The aim of this study was to address 7-year clinical outcomes and impact of prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) after coronary stenting in hemodialysis patients. Our study included 123 consecutive hemodialysis patients who had undergone percutaneous coronary intervention with a drug-eluting stent (DES) or bare-metal stent (BMS) (DES: 64, BMS: 59) in our institution. We compared long-term clinical outcomes following DES with BMS implantation as well as clinical outcomes in patients on DAPT for ≥1 year (DAPT on group, 89) with those on DAPT for <1 year (DAPT off group, 34)...
November 30, 2016: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903967/new-differentially-expressed-genes-and-differential-dna-methylation-underlying-refractory-epilepsy
#20
Xi Liu, Shu Ou, Tao Xu, Shiyong Liu, Jinxian Yuan, Hao Huang, Lu Qin, Hui Yang, Lifen Chen, Xinjie Tan, Yangmei Chen
Epigenetics underlying refractory epilepsy is poorly understood, especially in patients without distinctive genetic alterations. DNA methylation may affect gene expression in epilepsy without affecting DNA sequences. Herein, we analyzed genome-wide DNA methylation and gene expression in brain tissues of 10 patients with refractory epilepsy using methylated DNA immunoprecipitation linked with sequencing and mRNA Sequencing. Diverse distribution of differentially methylated genes was found in X chromosome, while differentially methylated genes appeared rarely in Y chromosome...
November 26, 2016: Oncotarget
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