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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646792/bacterial-profile-in-human-atherosclerotic-plaques
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Annika Lindskog Jonsson, Frida Fåk Hållenius, Rozita Akrami, Elias Johansson, Per Wester, Conny Arnerlöv, Fredrik Bäckhed, Göran Bergström
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Several studies have confirmed the presence of bacterial DNA in atherosclerotic plaques, but its contribution to plaque stability and vulnerability is unclear. In this study, we investigated whether the bacterial plaque-profile differed between patients that were asymptomatic or symptomatic and whether there were local differences in the microbial composition within the plaque. METHODS: Plaques were removed by endarterectomy from asymptomatic and symptomatic patients and divided into three different regions known to show different histological vulnerability: A, upstream of the maximum stenosis; B, site for maximum stenosis; C, downstream of the maximum stenosis...
June 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646789/data-mining-for-detecting-signals-of-adverse-drug-reactions-of-fluoxetine-using-the-korea-adverse-event-reporting-system-kaers-database
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Seonji Kim, Kyounghoon Park, Mi-Sook Kim, Bo Ram Yang, Hyun Jin Choi, Byung-Joo Park
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have become one of the most broadly used medications in psychiatry. Fluoxetine is the first representative antidepressant SSRI drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1987. Safety information on fluoxetine use alone was less reported than its combined use with other drugs. There were no published papers on adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of fluoxetine analyzing spontaneous adverse events reports. We detected signals of the adverse drug reactions of fluoxetine by data mining using the Korea Adverse Events Reporting System (KAERS) database...
June 13, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646703/comparison-of-type-2-diabetes-prevalence-in-chinese-migrants-vs-caucasians-and-new-perspectives-for-screening-of-cerebrovascular-disease-in-chinese-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Pietro A Modesti, Sergio Castellani, Maria Calabrese, Danilo Malandrino, Dong Zhao
AIMS: Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a recognized risk factor for intracranial stenosis (ICS) in China where ischemic stroke is a health priority. In Europe little information is available on T2DM prevalence among Chinese minority groups and vascular screening is commonly limited to extracranial vessels. Feasibility of community-based T2DM screening, differences in T2DM prevalence between Chinese migrants and Italians, and prevalence of ICS among Chinese patients with newly diagnosed T2DM were investigated...
June 13, 2017: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646466/effects-of-catheter-based-renal-denervation-on-heart-failure-with-reduced-ejection-fraction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Hidekatsu Fukuta, Toshihiko Goto, Kazuaki Wakami, Nobuyuki Ohte
Despite the recent advances in the management of heart failure, the mortality of heart failure patients remains high. It is of urgent need to develop new therapy for heart failure. Heart failure is characterized by increased sympathetic activity, and chronic sympathetic activation is involved in the maintenance of the pathological state. Catheter-based renal denervation (RDN) has emerged as an invasive but safe approach that can reduce sympathetic activation. Studies have reported inconsistent results regarding the effect of RDN in heart failure patients due to limited power with small sample sizes...
June 24, 2017: Heart Failure Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646403/routine-ct-angiography-to-detect-severe-coronary-artery-disease-prior-to-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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S Chava, G Gentchos, A Abernethy, B Leavitt, E Terrien, H L Dauerman
Patients undergoing TAVR undergo routine CT angiography (CTA) to assess aorto-iliac pathology and annular dimensions. While coronary CTA may exclude severe CAD in younger patients, its efficacy in defining CAD severity prior to TAVR may be limited. We retrospectively studied 50 consecutive patients undergoing both invasive coronary angiography (ICA) and routine pre-TAVR CTA. Severe CAD was defined as ≥50% stenosis by quantitative coronary angiography and compared to a blinded CTA visual estimation of ≥50% stenosis...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646330/-imaging-of-vessels-supplying-the-brain
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REVIEW
S M Schellong, N Abolmaali, B Voigts, C Stelzner
Nowadays, several technically validated modalities are available for imaging both the extracranial and intracranial segments of arteries supplying blood to the brain. In the acute stroke setting, computed tomography (CT) angiography is of utmost importance because it provides the key diagnostic criteria indicative for the use of catheter-based recanalization techniques. Ultrasound imaging of extracranial arteries is most suitable for detecting an underlying stenosis of the internal carotid artery (ICA) in patients with stroke, transient ischemic attacks (TIA), retinal vessel occlusion and amaurosis fugax...
June 23, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646273/pulmonary-vascular-volume-ratio-measured-by-cardiac-computed-tomography-in-children-and-young-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease-comparison-with-lung-perfusion-scintigraphy
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Hyun Woo Goo, Sang Hyub Park
BACKGROUND: Lung perfusion scintigraphy is regarded as the gold standard for evaluating differential lung perfusion ratio in congenital heart disease. OBJECTIVE: To compare cardiac CT with lung perfusion scintigraphy for estimated pulmonary vascular volume ratio in patients with congenital heart disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 52 children and young adults (median age 4 years, range 2 months to 28 years; 31 males) with congenital heart disease who underwent cardiac CT and lung perfusion scintigraphy without an interim surgical or transcatheter intervention and within 1 year...
June 23, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645938/practice-patterns-for-acute-ischemic-stroke-workup-a-longitudinal-population-based-study
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Matthew C Loftspring, Brett M Kissela, Matthew L Flaherty, Jane C Khoury, Kathleen Alwell, Charles J Moomaw, Dawn O Kleindorfer, Daniel Woo, Opeolu Adeoye, Simona Ferioli, Joseph P Broderick, Pooja Khatri
BACKGROUND: We examined practice patterns of inpatient testing to identify stroke etiologies and treatable risk factors for acute ischemic stroke recurrence. METHODS AND RESULTS: We identified stroke cases and related diagnostic testing from four 1-year study periods (July 1993 to June 1994, 1999, 2005, and 2010) of the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke Study. Patients aged ≥18 years were included. We focused on evaluation of extracranial arteries for carotid stenosis and assessment of atrial fibrillation because randomized controlled trials supported treatment of these conditions for stroke prevention across all 4 study periods...
June 23, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645886/uterovaginal-anastomosis-for-cases-of-cryptomenorrhea-due-to-cervical-atresia-with-vaginal-aplasia-benefits-and-risks
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M A Zayed, R F Khalil, K A Elsetohy, A T Hashem, A A AbdAllah, A I Fathi
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to assess short term benefits and risks of utero-vaginal anastomosis done for cases of cryptomenorrhea due to cervical atresia with vaginal aplasia. DESIGN: prospective study SETTING: Surgical operations were done between December 2013 and September 2015 at the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cairo University Hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Five patients who had cryptomenorrhea due to cervical atresia associated with vaginal aplasia were included...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645858/vascular-adaptation-pattern-formation-and-cross-validation-between-an-agent-based-model-and-a-dynamical-system
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Marc Garbey, Stefano Casarin, Scott A Berceli
Myocardial infarction is the global leading cause of mortality (Go AS et al. 2014). Coronary artery occlusion is its main etiology and it is commonly treated by Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) surgery (Wilson CT 2007). The long-term outcome remains unsatisfactory (Benedetto U 2016). The vein faces the phenomenon of restenosis during the post-surgery, which consists of re-occlusion of the lumen and usually requires secondary intervention even within one year after the initial surgery (Harskamp RE 2013). We propose an extensive study of the restenosis phenomenon by implementing two mathematical models previously developed: a heuristic Dynamical System (DS) (Garbey M and Berceli SA 2013), and a stochastic Agent Based Model (ABM) (Garbey M et al...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645586/venous-sinus-stenting-in-the-management-of-patients-with-intracranial-hypertension-manifesting-with-skull-base-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks
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Rajiv R Iyer, David Solomon, Abhay Moghekar, C Rory Goodwin, Charles M Stewart, Masaru Ishii, Philippe Gailloud, Gary L Gallia
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients with skull base cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks are found to have elevated intracranial pressure (ICP). In these patients, elevated ICP is thought to contribute to both the pathophysiology of the leak as well as postoperative leak recurrences. Current strategies for post-operative ICP control include medical therapy and shunting procedures. The aim of this study is to report the use of venous sinus stenting (VSS) in the management of patients with skull base CSF leaks due to elevated ICP...
June 20, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644801/magnetic-particle-imaging-for-quantification-of-vascular-stenoses-a-phantom-study
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S Herz, P Vogel, T Kampf, M A Ruckert, S Veldhoen, V C Behr, T A Bley
Magnetic particle imaging (MPI) is a promising new tomographic imaging method to detect the spatial distribution of superparamagnetic iron-oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs). The aim of this study was to investigate the potential of MPI to quantify artificial stenoses in vessel phantoms. Custom-made stenosis phantoms (length 40 mm; inner diameter 8 mm) with different degrees of stenosis (0 %, 25 %, 50 %, 75 % and 100 %) were scanned in a custom-built MPI scanner (in-plane resolution: ~ 1-1.5 mm, field of view: 65 × 29 × 29 mm3)...
June 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644737/circulatory-cnp-rescues-craniofacial-hypoplasia-in-achondroplasia
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S Yamanaka, Kazumasa Nakao, N Koyama, Y Isobe, Y Ueda, Y Kanai, E Kondo, T Fujii, M Miura, A Yasoda, Kazuwa Nakao, K Bessho
Achondroplasia is the most common genetic form of human dwarfism, characterized by midfacial hypoplasia resulting in occlusal abnormality and foramen magnum stenosis, leading to serious neurologic complications and hydrocephalus. Currently, surgery is the only way to manage jaw deformity, neurologic complications, and hydrocephalus in patients with achondroplasia. We previously showed that C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP) is a potent stimulator of endochondral bone growth of long bones and vertebrae and is also a potent stimulator in the craniofacial region, which is crucial for midfacial skeletogenesis...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644566/clinical-characteristics-and-outcome-of-liver-transplantation-for-alagille-syndrome-in-children
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Tao Zhou, Jianjun Zhang, Yi Luo, Yuan Liu, Sy Zhuang, Feng Xue, Longzhi Han, Qiang Xia
AIM: The aim of this study was to analyze clinical characteristics and outcome of liver transplantation for Alagille syndrome in children. METHOD: By retrospectively reviewing the medical records of 9 Alagille syndrome patients(AGS) with liver transplantation(LT) in Renji Hospital between 2006 and 2015,After operative,the height and weight Z score were compared with preoperative. RESULT: There were 9 patients included in the study; cholestasis and peculiar faces were seen in all of the patients (100%), heart defect in 8 patients (88...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644211/the-relationship-between-fasting-blood-glucose-variability-and-coronary-artery-collateral-formation-in-type-2-diabetes-patients-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Gang Cheng, Hilda Mahmoudi, Binna Chokshi, Marlena Fernandez, Vahid Kazemi, Nader Lamaa
BACKGROUND: Coronary collaterals are an alternative source of blood supply to ischemic myocardium. Well-developed coronary collateral arteries in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) limit the size of acute myocardial infarction and improves survival. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between glycemic variability and coronary collateral formation in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and CAD. METHODS: Consecutive patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention or coronary artery bypass grafting procedures were studied...
June 21, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644146/association-between-fibrinogen-level-and-the-severity-of-coronary-stenosis-in-418-male-patients-with-myocardial-infarction-younger-than-35-years-old
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Xiong-Yi Gao, Bing-Yang Zhou, Min-Zhou Zhang, Xi Zhao, Ping Qing, Cheng-Gang Zhu, Na-Qiong Wu, Yuan-Lin Guo, Ying Gao, Xiao-Lin Li, Yao Wang, Geng Liu, Qian Dong, Li-Heng Guo, Jian-Jun Li
Fibrinogen (Fib) is a useful marker for predicting the severity of coronary artery disease (CAD) in adult population. However, whether Fib can be a predictor for the presence and severity of CAD in very young MI patients (≤35 years old) remains to be determined. A total of 418 males from 61,863 patients with MI who were under 35 years old were sequentially recruited in our study. The patients were divided into two main groups and three subgroups according to coronary angiograph and Gensini score (GS) system: no coronary artery stenosis (group A), the results of the coronary artery stenosis (group B); low GS, intermediate GS and high GS...
June 20, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644073/nt-probnp-in-patients-with-asymptomatic-severe-aortic-stenosis-relation-to-coronary-microvascular-function
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Marko D Banovic
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 23, 2017: Biomarkers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643860/subcutaneous-defibrillators-for-dialysis-patients
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REVIEW
Tushar J Vachharajani, Loay Salman, Eric J Costanzo, Sushil K Mehandru, Mayurkumar Patel, Dawn M Calderon, Roy O Mathew, Mandeep S Sidhu, Arif Asif
Defibrillation can be successfully provided by the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) without the leads. In contrast, traditional ICDs require leads that can cause central venous stenosis, lead-induced endocarditis, and carry the risk of tricuspid regurgitation by valve adhesion, perforation, coaptation interference, or entanglement. Central venous stenosis, infection, and tricuspid regurgitation are all critically important considerations in hemodialysis patients. Recent reports are supporting the use of subcutaneous ICDs in renal patients maintained on long-term hemodialysis...
June 23, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643385/the-effect-of-balloon-valvuloplasty-for-bioprosthetic-valve-stenosis-at-pulmonary-positions
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Eun Young Choi, Jinyoung Song, Heirim Lee, Chang Ha Lee, Jun Huh, I-Seok Kang, Ji Hyuk Yang, Tae Gook Jun
BACKGROUND: Balloon dilatation of a bioprosthetic valve in the pulmonary position could be performed to delay valve replacement. We proposed to identify the long-term effectiveness of such a procedure. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 49 patients who underwent balloon valvuloplasty between January 2000 and December 2015. The primary goal was to determine the time interval until the following surgical or catheter intervention. RESULTS: The mean age at bioprosthetic valve insertion was 5...
June 23, 2017: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643306/-laparoscopy-and-endoscopy-cooperative-surgery-for-colorectal-tumors
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Pinghong Zhou, Yunshi Zhong, Tao Chen
Laparoscopy and endoscopy cooperative surgery (LECS) for colorectal tumors is not only a minimally invasive treatment, but also a safer therapy. It mainly includes laparoscopy-assisted colonoscopic resection and colonoscopy-assisted laparoscopic surgery. Laparoscopy-assisted colonoscopic procedure can make endoscopic resection more "aggressive". Performers can directly observe to ensure normal intestinal wall, and the intestinal defect can be directly repaired. If suspected malignant tumor can not be removed by colonoscopy, the laparoscopic surgery can be performed...
June 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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