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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453731/shear-stress-regulated-mir-27b-controls-pericyte-recruitment-by-repressing-sema6a-and-sema6d
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Shemsi Demolli, Anuradha Doddaballapur, Kavi Devraj, Konstantin Stark, Yosif Manavski, Annekathrin Eckart, Christoph M Zehendner, Tina Lucas, Thomas Korff, Markus Hecker, Steffen Massberg, Stefan Liebner, David Kaluza, Reinier A Boon, Stefanie Dimmeler
Aims: Vessel maturation involves the recruitment of mural cells such as pericytes and smooth muscle cells. Laminar shear stress is a major trigger for vessel maturation, but the molecular mechanisms by which shear stress affects recruitment of pericytes are unclear. MicroRNAs (miRs) are small non-coding RNAs, which post-transcriptionally control gene expression. The aim of the present study was to unveil the mechanism by which shear stress-regulated microRNAs contribute to vessel maturation...
May 1, 2017: Cardiovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453635/peak-bone-mass-and-bone-microarchitecture-in-adults-born-with-low-birth-weight-preterm-or-at-term-a-cohort-study
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Chandima Balasuriya, Kari Anne I Evensen, Mats P Mosti, Ann-Mari Brubakk, Geir W Jacobsen, Marit S Indredavik, Berit Schei, Astrid Kamilla Stunes, Unni Syversen
Context and objectives: Peak bone mass (PBM) is regarded as the most important determinant of osteoporosis. Growing evidence suggests a role of intrauterine programming in skeletal development. We examined PBM and trabecular bone score (TBS) in adults born preterm with very low birth weight (VLBW) or small for gestational age (SGA) at term compared with term-born controls. Design, setting, participants and outcomes: This follow-up cohort study included 186 men and women (25-28 years); 52 preterm VLBW (≤ 1500g), 59 term-born SGA (< 10th percentile), and 75 controls (>10th percentile)...
April 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453453/whole-body-vibration-versus-magnetic-therapy-on-bone-mineral-density-in-elderly-osteoporotic-individuals
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Alsayed Abd Elhameed Shanb, Enas Fawzy Youssef, Qassim Ibrahim Muaidi, Abdullah Ahmed Alothman
BACKGROUND: Osteoporosis, which develops gradually and progresses without significant signs and symptoms, is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions associated with aging. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of whole body vibration (WBV) or magnetic therapy in addition to standard pharmacological treatment on bone mineral density (BMD) in elderly individuals being treated for osteoporosis. METHODS: Eighty-five participants, 60-75 years of age, were randomly divided into three groups...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453377/investigation-of-the-relationship-between-asthma-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-by-carotid-femoral-intima-media-and-epicardial-fat-thickness-measurement
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Mustafa Yılmaz, Hatice Eylül Bozkurt Yılmaz, Nazan Şen, Cihan Altın, Abdullah Tekin, Haldun Müderrisoğlu
OBJECTIVE: Since asthma and atherosclerosis may share similar pathophysiological mechanism, this study is planned to investigate whether epicardial fat thickness (EFT), carotid and femoral intima media thicknesses, which are markers of subclinical atherosclerosis, are increased in patients with asthma. METHODS: The study was designed as a cross-sectional study. A total of 154 participants (83 patients with asthma and 71 healthy volunteers) were enrolled into the study...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Asthma: Official Journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448403/usefulness-of-a-low-tube-voltage-knowledge-based-iterative-model-reconstruction-algorithm-for-computed-tomography-venography
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Yuji Iyama, Takeshi Nakaura, Ayumi Iyama, Masafumi Kidoh, Seitaro Oda, Shinichi Tokuyasu, Yasuyuki Yamashita
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of 80-kVp scans with knowledge-based iterative model reconstruction (IMR) for computed tomography venography (CTV). METHODS: This prospective study received institutional review board approval; a previous informed consent was obtained from all participants. We enrolled 30 patients with suspected deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism who were to undergo 80-kVp CTV studies. The images were reconstructed with filtered back projection (FBP), hybrid iterative reconstruction (HIR), and IMR...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448191/total-arterial-compliance-estimated-by-a-novel-method-is-better-related-to-left-ventricular-mass-compared-to-aortic-pulse-wave-velocity-the-safar-study
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Theodore G Papaioannou, Athanase D Protogerou, Antonis Argyris, Evangelia Aissopou, George Georgiopoulos, Efthimia Nasothimiou, Christos Tountas, Petros P Sfikakis, Nikolaos Stergiopulos, Dimitrios Tousoulis
The investigation of the association between total arterial compliance (CT)-estimated by a novel technique-with left ventricular mass (LVM) and hypertrophy (LVH). Our hypothesis was that CT may be better related to LVM compared to the gold-standard regional aortic stiffness. Within the frame of the ongoing cross-sectional study "SAFAR," 226 subjects with established hypertension or with suspected hypertension underwent blood pressure (BP) assessment, carotid-to-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV), and echocardiographic measurement of LVM...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448179/comparison-of-arterial-stiffness-in-preeclamptic-and-normotensive-pregnant-women-from-a-semi-rural-region-of-south-africa
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A Namugowa, J Iputo, J Wandabwa, A Meeme, G A B Buga
BACKGROUND: Preeclampsia is associated with arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction. The pathophysiology of arterial tone in preeclampsia has not been well described in rural African population, where the incidence is higher. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare arterial tone of preeclamptic with pregnant normotensive women assessed with noninvasive techniques, using applanation tonometry with SphygmoCor. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study...
2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447742/bone-morphogenetic-protein-9-stimulates-callus-formation-in-osteoporotic-rats-during-fracture-healing
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Xing Wang, Jun Huang, Fan Huang, Jian-Chun Zong, Xi Tang, Yang Liu, Qiong-Fang Zhang, Yang Wang, Liang Chen, Liang-Jun Yin, Bai-Cheng He, Zhong-Liang Deng
Fracture healing involves the coordinated actions of multiple cytokines. Bone morphogenetic protein 9 (BMP9) is an important factor in bone formation. The present study aimed to investigate the osteogenic potential of bone marrow stem cells (BMSCs) in response to adenoviral (Ad)BMP9, and the early fracture repair properties of AdBMP9 in surgically‑created fractures in osteoporotic rats. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity was assayed and matrix mineralization was examined by Alizarin Red S staining. mRNA and protein expression levels of BMP9, runt‑related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2) and type 1 collagen (COL‑1) were detected in vitro and in vivo...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447531/treatment-of-foot-varicose-veins-a-study-of-119-consecutive-patients
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Luiz Fernando Albernaz, Daiane Taís Schlindwein Albernaz, Fernanda Rita Machado Zignani, Yung-Wei Chi
Objective To analyze the outcomes of 119 (188 feet) patients undergoing foot varicose vein phlebectomy with and without sclerotherapy between 2013 and 2015. Methods Legs and feet were treated in one single procedure. Clinical and ultrasound assessments were carried out at 7, 30, and 90 days for visualization of the sapheno-femoral and sapheno-popliteal junctions and the deep vein system. Results Mean age was 50 ± 12 years (25-79 years); 67 patients were female (56.3%). Median venous clinical severity score was 4 (range 2-5) before and 1 (range 0-2) at 90 days ( p < 0...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447128/insufficiency-avulsion-fracture-of-the-femoral-attachment-of-the-posterior-cruciate-ligament-of-the-knee-joint
#10
Omar M Albtoush, Marius Horger
Multiple ligaments are involved in avulsion injuries of the knee joint, including both anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments; however, avulsion injury of the posterior cruciate ligament is less frequently encountered than the anterior counterpart. Furthermore, avulsion of the femoral side of the posterior cruciate ligament is far less common than the tibial one.Femoral attachment avulsion fracture of the posterior cruciate ligaments has been reported in literature in adolescents, rarely in adulthood, and never before in elderly patients, showing an inverse relationship with advancement in patient age...
April 26, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447127/bone-adaptation-of-a-biologically-reconstructed-femur-after-ewing-sarcoma-long-term-morphological-and-densitometric-evolution
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Giordano Valente, Fulvia Taddei, Andrea Roncari, Enrico Schileo, Marco Manfrini
Combining bone allografts and vascularized fibular autografts in intercalary reconstructions after resection of bone sarcomas is of particular interest in young patients as it facilitates bone healing and union and helps reduce fractures. However, adverse events related to bone adaptation still occur. Bone adaptation is driven by mechanical loading, but no quantitative biomechanical studies exist that would help surgical planning and rehabilitation. We analyzed the bone adaptation of a successful femoral reconstruction after Ewing sarcoma during 76-month follow-up using a novel methodology that allows CT-based quantification of morphology and density...
April 26, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447106/defining-hip-fracture-with-claims-data-outpatient-and-provider-claims-matter
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S D Berry, A R Zullo, K McConeghy, Y Lee, L Daiello, D P Kiel
Medicare claims are commonly used to identify hip fractures, but there is no universally accepted definition. We found that a definition using inpatient claims identified fewer fractures than a definition including outpatient and provider claims. Few additional fractures were identified by including inconsistent diagnostic and procedural codes at contiguous sites. INTRODUCTION: Medicare claims data is commonly used in research studies to identify hip fractures, but there is no universally accepted definition of fracture...
April 26, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446535/direct-transfer-to-angiosuite-to-reduce-door-to-puncture-time-in-thrombectomy-for-acute-stroke
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Marc Ribo, Sandra Boned, Marta Rubiera, Alejandro Tomasello, Pilar Coscojuela, David Hernández, Jorge Pagola, Jesús Juega, Noelia Rodriguez, Marian Muchada, David Rodriguez-Luna, Carlos A Molina
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate direct transfer to the angiosuite protocol of patients with acute stroke, candidates for endovascular treatment (EVT). METHODS: We studied workflow metrics of all patients with stroke who had undergone EVT in the past 12 months. Patients followed three protocols: direct transfer to emergency room (DTER), CT room (DTCT) or angiosuite (DTAS, only last 6 months if admission National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score >9 and time from onset <4...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446262/dietary-supplementation-of-branched-chain-amino-acids-increases-muscle-net-amino-acid-fluxes-through-elevating-their-substrate-availability-and-intramuscular-catabolism-in-young-pigs
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Liufeng Zheng, Fangrui Zuo, Shengjun Zhao, Pingli He, Hongkui Wei, Quanhang Xiang, Jiaman Pang, Jian Peng
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) have been clearly demonstrated to have anabolic effects on muscle protein synthesis. However, little is known about their roles in the regulation of net AA fluxes across skeletal muscle in vivo. This study was aimed to investigate the effect and related mechanisms of dietary supplementation of BCAA on muscle net amino acid (AA) fluxes using the hindlimb flux model. In all fourteen 4-week-old barrows were fed reduced-protein diets with or without supplemental BCAA for 28 d. Pigs were implanted with carotid arterial, femoral arterial and venous catheters, and fed once hourly with intraarterial infusion of p-amino hippurate...
April 27, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446251/erratum-to-the-effectiveness-of-the-paclitaxel-coated-luminor%C3%A2-balloon-catheter-versus-an-uncoated-balloon-catheter-in-superficial-femoral-and-popliteal-arteries-in-preventing-vessel-restenosis-or-reocclusion-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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U Teichgräber, R Aschenbach, D Scheinert, T Zeller, K Brechtel, M Thieme, E Blessing, M Treitl, M Lichtenberg, P von Flotow, B Vogel, M Werk, V Riambau, A Wienke, T Lehmann, S Sixt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 26, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446184/results-of-167-consecutive-cases-of-acetabular-fractures-using-the-kocher-langenbeck-approach-a-case-series
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Lukas L Negrin, David Seligson
BACKGROUND: Acetabular fractures are quite challenging injuries for the orthopedic surgeon because of their low incidence and their deep and complex anatomy. The objective of this study was to evaluate surgeon-independent parameters that might influence radiographic outcome and early complication rates of high-energy acetabular fractures treated by open reduction and internal fixation via the Kocher-Langenbeck approach, the golden standard for posterior access. METHODS: One hundred sixty-seven consecutive patients (111 males and 56 females) with a mean age of 41...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445942/mmp-3-and-mmp-8-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-are-related-to-alcohol-induced-osteonecrosis-of-the-femoral-head-in-chinese-males
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Junyu Chen, Wanlin Liu, Yuju Cao, Xiyang Zhang, Yongchang Guo, Yong Zhu, Jian Li, Jieli Du, Tianbo Jin, Guoqiang Wang, Jianzhong Wang
Our study investigated the association between MMP-3 and MMP-8 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) in 695 Chinese males (299 cases and 396 control subjects). The minor allele of MMP-3 rs650108 was associated with a 0.78-fold decrease in alcohol-induced ONFH risk in the allelic model (95% CI = 0.63-0.97, P = 0.026). In the genetic model adjusted for age, rs650108 was associated with decreased risk of alcohol-induced ONFH in the dominant model (OR = 0...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445809/inhibition-of-14q32-microrna-mir-495-reduces-lesion-formation-intimal-hyperplasia-and-plasma-cholesterol-levels-in-experimental-restenosis
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Sabine M J Welten, Rob C M de Jong, Anouk Wezel, Margreet R de Vries, Martin C Boonstra, Laura Parma, J Wouter Jukema, Tetje C van der Sluis, Ramon Arens, Ilze Bot, Sudhir Agrawal, Paul H A Quax, A Yaël Nossent
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: We aimed at investigating the role of 14q32 microRNAs in intimal hyperplasia and accelerated atherosclerosis; two major contributors to restenosis. Restenosis occurs regularly in patients treated for coronary artery disease and peripheral arterial disease. We have previously shown that inhibition of 14q32 microRNAs leads to increased post-ischemic neovascularization, and microRNA miR-494 also decreased atherosclerosis, while increasing plaque stability. We hypothesized that 14q32 microRNA inhibition has beneficial effects on intimal hyperplasia, as well as accelerated atherosclerosis...
April 13, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445303/lifetime-and-recent-alcohol-use-and-bone-mineral-density-in-adults-with-hiv-infection-and-substance-dependence
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Alicia S Ventura, Michael R Winter, Timothy C Heeren, Meg M Sullivan, Alexander Y Walley, Michael F Holick, Gregory J Patts, Seville M Meli, Jeffrey H Samet, Richard Saitz
Low bone mineral density (BMD) is common in people living with HIV infection (PLWH), increasing fracture risk. Alcohol use is also common in PLWH and is a modifiable risk factor for both HIV disease progression and low BMD. In PLWH, alcohol's effect on BMD is not well understood.We studied adult PLWH with substance dependence. We measured lifetime alcohol use (kg) and recent (i.e., past 30-day) alcohol use (categorized as: abstinent, low risk, or high risk). In adjusted multivariable regression analyses, we tested associations between lifetime and recent alcohol use and (i) mean BMD (g/cm) at the femoral neck, total hip, and lumbar spine and (ii) low BMD diagnosis (i...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445285/association-between-vitamin-d-receptor-bsmi-polymorphism-and-bone-mineral-density-in-pediatric-patients-a-meta-analysis-and-systematic-review-of-observational-studies
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Li Bao, Mingzhi Chen, Yong Lei, Zemin Zhou, Huiping Shen, Feng Le
BACKGROUND: Vitamin D and the vitamin D receptor (VDR) are important in the metabolic processes that affect bone mineral density (BMD). However, the effect of VDR BsmI polymorphism on BMD in pediatric patients is still unclear. METHODS: Eligible studies were identified from the following electronic databases: PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and the Chinese CNKI and Wanfang databases before October 1, 2016. Data were extracted from the eligible studies, and associations between VDR BsmI polymorphism and BMD in pediatric patients were estimated with weighted mean differences (WMDs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs)...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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