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James Torey, Anwar Zaitoun, Thomas Lalonde, John Runyon, Jihad Mustapha, Thomas Davis
OBJECTIVES: CENTRAL was a prospective, multicenter, 100 patient study designed to evaluate the ability of a recanalization catheter system to cross chronic total occlusions (CTOs) of the superficial femoral artery while staying within the central vessel lumen. METHODS: The primary endpoint was the successful crossing of a CTO (≥90% of the length) with the recanalization catheter in the central lumen of the superficial femoral artery in at least one-half of the studied patient population, confirmed by intravascular ultrasound...
October 15, 2016: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
Pinar Kanlikilicer, Mohammed Saber, Recep Bayraktar, Rahul Mitra, Cristina Ivan, Burcu Aslan, Xinna Zhang, Justyna Filant, Andreia M Silva, Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Emine Bayraktar, Martin Pichler, Bulent Ozpolat, George A Calin, Anil K Sood, Gabriel Lopez-Berestein
Cancer cells actively promote their tumorigenic behavior by reprogramming gene expression. Loading intraluminal vesicles with specific miRNAs and releasing them into the tumor microenvironment as exosomes is one mechanism of reprogramming whose regulation remains to be elucidated. Here, we report that miR-6126 is ubiquitously released in high abundance from both chemosensitive and chemoresistant ovarian cancer cells via exosomes. Overexpression of miR-6126 was confirmed in healthy ovarian tissue compared to ovarian cancer patient samples and correlated with better overall survival in high-grade serous ovarian cancer patients...
October 14, 2016: Cancer Research
Ronald Bush, Peggy Bush
INTRODUCTION: This study was designed to determine by histological evaluation and clinical correlation the most effective sclerosant concentration of Sotradecol® (sodium tetradecyl sulfate) and Asclera® (polidocanol) for the treatment of leg telangiectasia. METHODS: Histological studies were completed on 40 patients, all of whom were female with a mean age of 53. After sclerotherapy with varying concentrations of sclerosant solutions for the treatment of 0.8 mm and 1 mm leg telangiectasia, histological specimens were examined for the following criteria: luminal changes, subintimal changes, smooth muscle wall alterations, and vessel wall integrity...
October 12, 2016: Phlebology
Hisato Minamide, Yutaka Hayashi, Megumi Ueno
BACKGROUND: An intraluminal thrombus in the carotid artery is relatively rare. A high frequency of perioperative symptomatic stroke has been reported in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy, and no standard therapy has yet been developed. CASE PRESENTATION: A 69-year-old woman, with no history of trauma, presented with ischemic stroke and mild right hemiparesis. Computed tomography and MRI showed an infarction in the left parietal region. A carotid Doppler study showed carotid stenosis on the left side...
October 2016: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
Kaivan Khavandi, Rachael L Baylie, Sarah A Sugden, Majid Ahmed, Viktoria Csato, Philip Eaton, David C Hill-Eubanks, Adrian D Bonev, Mark T Nelson, Adam S Greenstein
Activation of Ca(2+)-sensitive, large-conductance potassium (BK) channels in vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) by local, ryanodine receptor-mediated Ca(2+) signals (Ca(2+) sparks) acts as a brake on pressure-induced (myogenic) vasoconstriction-a fundamental mechanism that regulates blood flow in small resistance arteries. We report that physiological intraluminal pressure within resistance arteries activated cGMP-dependent protein kinase (PKG) in VSMCs through oxidant-induced formation of an intermolecular disulfide bond between cysteine residues...
October 11, 2016: Science Signaling
Michael A Hill, Andrew P Braun
Local blood flow autoregulation in response to intraluminal pressure requires small artery myogenic vasoconstriction, the extent of which is thought to be governed by a feedback process that depends on Ca(2+) signaling. In this issue of Science Signaling, Khavandi et al suggest a role for cyclic guanosine monophosphate (cGMP)-dependent protein kinase G Iα (PKGIα) activated by oxidants in a cGMP-independent manner.
October 11, 2016: Science Signaling
Ivan Pavić, Irena Babić, Jasna Čepin Bogović, Iva Hojsak
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic usefulness of combined multichannel intraluminal impedance-pH (MII-pH) monitoring in children with suspected laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR). DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: A prospective study including children in whom, due to LPR suggestive symptoms, MII-pH monitoring was performed at tertiary medical center from February 2012 to July 2015. INTERVENTIONS: All included children underwent same diagnostic protocol which included examination by single pulmonologist, ENT specialist and underwent 24-h MII-pH monitoring...
October 11, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
Elisa Damiani, Alex Dyson, Lucia Zacchetti, Abele Donati, Mervyn Singer
BACKGROUND: Hypoxemia may compromise cell metabolism and organ function. Supplemental oxygen (O2) at high concentrations may prove ineffective, and issues relating to hyperoxia, barotrauma, mechanical ventilation, and extracorporeal oxygenation are well documented. Old reports suggest the potential safety and efficacy of alternative routes for O2 administration, such as intravenous or intestinal. We re-explored these routes in rat models of hypoxemia. METHODS: Hypoxemia was induced in spontaneously breathing, anesthetized rats by breathing a hypoxic gas mix (FiO2 0...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
Shinsuke Mori, Keisuke Hirano, Yoshiaki Ito, Masahiro Yamawaki, Motoharu Araki, Norihiro Kobayashi, Hideyuki Takimura, Yasunari Sakamoto, Masakazu Tsutsumi, Takuro Takama, Yohsuke Honda, Takahiro Tokuda, Kenji Makino, Shigemitsu Shirai
AIM: To investigate the relationship between intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) findings and restenosis after stent implantation for long occlusive femoropopliteal (FP) lesions using the intraluminal approach. METHODS: This was a single-center retrospective study of 45 patients (49 lesions) with de novo long occlusive FP lesions treated with bare metal stents implanted using the intraluminal approach under IVUS guidance from April 2007 to December 2014. All patients were followed up at least 12 months...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Azusa Yoneshige, Man Hagiyama, Takao Inoue, Tomonori Tanaka, Aritoshi Ri, Akihiko Ito
Internal pressure is often involved in neurodegeneration; intraocular and intraventricular pressure elevations over 20-30 cmH2O cause glaucoma and hydrocephalus, respectively. Here, we investigated enteric nerve degeneration in colon segments having tumor-induced stenosis and dilation and examined the mechanism of intraluminal pressure involvement. Histological examination revealed that the enteric ganglion neurons and neurites decreased in density in the dilated colons proportionate to the degree of dilation...
October 8, 2016: Molecular Neurobiology
Kevin P Murphy, Liam J Healy, Lee Crush, Maria Twomey, Fiachra Moloney, Sylvia Sexton, Owen J O'Connor, Michael M Maher
AIM: To assess the effect of neutral (NC) and positive (PC) oral contrast use on patient dose in low-dose abdominal computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Low-dose clinically indicated CTs were performed on 79 Crohn's patients (35 = PC, 1 L 2% gastrografin; 44 = NC, 1.5 L polyethylene glycol). Scanner settings for both acquisitions were identical apart from 25 s difference in intravenous contrast timing. Body mass index (BMI), scan-ranges, dose-length product and size-specific dose estimated were recorded...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
Alex B Blair, Nathaniel McQuay
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute cholecystitis and cholelithiasis is one of the most common operations performed in the United States. Inadvertent perforation and spillage of gallbladder contents are not uncommon. The potential impact of subsequent retained gallstones is understated. We present the case of an intraperitoneal gallstone retained from a previous cholecystectomy eroding into the bowel and leading to intraluminal mechanical bowel obstruction requiring operative intervention. This case illustrates the potential risks of retained gallstones and reinforces the need to diligently collect any dropped stones at the time of initial operation...
2016: Case Reports in Surgery
Hidayatullah Hamidi, Marzia Muhammadi, Bismillah Saberi, Mohammad Arif Sarwari
INTRODUCTION: Trichobezoar is a rare clinical entity in which a ball of hair amasses within the alimentary tract. It can either be found as isolated mass in the stomach or may extend into the intestine. Trichobezoars mostly occur in young females with psychiatric disorders such as trichophagia and trichotillomania. CASE REPORT: Authors present a giant trichobezoar in an 18year old female presented with complaints of upper abdominal mass, epigastric area pain, anorexia and weight loss...
September 28, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Sang-Yong Son, Long-Hai Cui, Ho-Jung Shin, Cheulsu Byun, Hoon Hur, Sang-Uk Han, Yong Kwan Cho
BACKGROUND: Compared to end-to-side anastomosis with a circular stapler, the overlap method is favored for intracorporeal esophagojejunostomy because it facilitates handling of the stapler, even in narrow spaces, and wider anastomosis. However, it associates with technical difficulties during anastomosis, including difficult traction on the esophageal stump that necessitates stay sutures. Here, we introduce a new modified overlap method that employs knotless barbed sutures (MOBS) and report the outcomes of our case series...
October 3, 2016: Surgical Endoscopy
Yohei Funatsu, Sadatomo Tasaka, Takahiro Asami, Ho Namkoong, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Osamu Iketani, Kazuma Yagi, Yoshifumi Kimizuka, Makoto Ishii, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Haruhiko Ogata, Satoshi Iwata, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Naoki Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Some subtypes of influenza virus, such as H5N1 and H7N9, cause severe viral pneumonia, for which the intraluminal concentration of the anti-influenza agent in the airway is critical. However, the pharmacokinetics of peramivir, the only available injectable neuraminidase inhibitor formulation, in the airway epithelial lining fluid (ELF) remains unclear. In this study, we aimed to determine the time course of peramivir in the pharyngeal ELF, bronchial ELF, and plasma of healthy volunteers using bronchoscopic microsampling technique...
October 3, 2016: Antiviral Therapy
Luiza Ohasi de Figueiredo, D P C Garcia, Luiz Ronaldo Alberti, R A Paiva, Andy Petroianu, Luiza Barbosa Paolucci, M R L G Costa
INTRODUCTION: Intussusception in adult is rarely caused by idiopathic conditions. Main causes are inflammatory diseases, benign or malignant tumors and motility disorders. As a benign cause, lipomas appear as a particularly rare gastrointestinal intraluminal tumor occurring with highest incidence in the colon, mostly in the caecum and ascending colon. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 57-year-old male patient was admitted at the surgical emergency in Belo Horizonte, with history of chronic and intermittent diffuse abdominal pain, associated with variations of his bowel habits and rare episodes of vomiting starting around 3days prior to admission...
September 21, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
Jari Rubbens, Joachim Brouwers, Jan Tack, Patrick Augustijns
This study investigated the impact of relevant gastrointestinal conditions on the intraluminal dissolution, supersaturation and precipitation behavior of the weakly basic drug indinavir. The influence of (i) concomitant PPI intake and (ii) the nutritional state on the gastrointestinal behavior of indinavir was assessed in order to identify the underlying mechanisms responsible for previously reported interactions. Five healthy volunteers were recruited into a cross-over study containing the following arms: fasted state, fed state and fasted state with concomitant proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use...
September 28, 2016: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
B Ajlani, G Gibault-Genty, G Cherif, E Blicq, S Azzaz, P Schiano, M Brami, L Sarfati, C Charbonnel, R Convers-Domart, B Livarek, J-L Georges
BACKGROUND: Massive intracoronary thrombus is associated with adverse procedural results including failed aspiration and unfavourable reperfusion. We aim to evaluate the effect of the intracoronary administration of antithrombotic agents via a perfusion catheter in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) presenting with a large thrombus burden and failed aspiration. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the thrombus burden, the TIMI grade flow, and the myocardial Blush in 25 consecutive STEMI patients with a large thrombus burden and failed manual aspiration, who received intracoronary infusion of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (N=17) or bivalirudine (N=8) via a 6F-infusion catheter (ClearWay™ RX) RESULTS: Mean age was 67±14 years, 16 patients (64 %) presented with anterior STEMI, and 7 (28 %) with cardiogenic shock...
September 29, 2016: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
Soumya Mukherjee, Arun Chandran, Anil Gopinathan, Mani Putharan, Tony Goddard, Paul R Eldridge, Tufail Patankar, Hans-Christean Nahser
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to assess the safety and feasibility of PulseRider, a novel endovascular stent, in the treatment of intracranial bifurcation aneurysms with wide necks. The authors present the initial results of the first 10 cases in which the PulseRider device was used. METHODS Patients whose aneurysms were intended to be treated with the PulseRider device at 2 institutions in the United Kingdom were identified prospectively. Patient demographics, procedural details, immediate neurological and clinical status, and immediate angiographic outcomes and 6-month clinical and imaging follow-up were recorded prospectively...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Neurosurgery
Marc D de Smet, Jean Marie Stassen, Thijs C M Meenink, Tom Janssens, Valérie Vanheukelom, Gerrit J L Naus, Maarten J Beelen, Bart Jonckx
PURPOSE: Retinal vein occlusions (RVO) are a major cause of vision loss in people aged 50 years and older. Current therapeutic options limit the consequences of RVO but do not eliminate the cause. Cannulation of the involved vessel and removal of the clot may provide a more permanent solution with a less demanding follow-up. However, cannulation of smaller retinal veins remains challenging. This paper explores the use of ocriplasmin (recombinant plasmin without its kringles) to clear RVO, using a robotic micromanipulator...
September 28, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
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