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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731929/impact-of-aortic-rather-than-brachial-pulsatile-haemodynamics-on-variations-in-end-organ-measures-across-the-full-adult-blood-pressure-range
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Bryan Hodson, Gavin R Norton, Imraan Ballim, Carlos D Libhaber, Pinhas Sareli, Angela J Woodiwiss
AIMS: To determine the extent to which the adverse effects of blood pressure (BP) are mediated by pulsatile haemodynamic changes across the normotensive as compared with the hypertensive adult brachial BP range, and whether aortic rather than brachial pulsatile changes best index these effects. METHODS: In 1307 community participants, the contribution of pulsatile haemodynamics (applanation tonometry and SphygmoCor software) to variations in left ventricular mass index (LVMI) (echocardiography) (n = 920), carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) (n = 712) and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) (n = 1164) were assessed...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731868/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumors-of-the-female-genital-tract-are-under-recognized-a-low-threshold-for-alk-immunohistochemistry-is-required
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Justine L Pickett, Angela Chou, Juliana A Andrici, Adele Clarkson, Loretta Sioson, Amy Sheen, Jessica Reagh, Fedaa Najdawi, Yoomee Kim, Denise Riley, Jayne Maidens, David Nevell, Kirsten McIlroy, Susan Valmadre, Greg Gard, Russell Hogg, John Turchini, Gregory Robertson, Michael Friedlander, Anthony J Gill
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the female genital tract is under-recognized. We investigated the prevalence of ALK-positive IMT in lesions previously diagnosed as gynecologic smooth muscle tumors. Immunohistochemistry (IHC) for ALK was performed on tissue microarrays of unselected tumors resected from 2009 to 2013. Three of 1176 (0.26%) "leiomyomas" and 1 of 44 (2.3%) "leiomyosarcomas" were ALK IHC positive, confirmed translocated by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and therefore more appropriately classified as IMT...
July 20, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729833/altered-neuronal-activity-topography-markers-in-the-elderly-with-increased-atherosclerosis
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Takashi Shibata, Toshimitu Musha, Yukio Kosugi, Michiya Kubo, Yukio Horie, Naoya Kuwayama, Satoshi Kuroda, Karin Hayashi, Yohei Kobayashi, Mieko Tanaka, Haruyasu Matsuzaki, Kiyotaka Nemoto, Takashi Asada
Background: Previously, we reported on vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) templates, consisting of patients with VCI associated with carotid stenosis (>60%) using a quantitative electroencephalographic (EEG) technique called neuronal activity topography (NAT). Here using the VCI templates, we investigated the hypothesis that internal carotid artery-intima-media thickness (ICA-IMT) is associated with EEG spectrum intensity (sNAT) and spectrum steepness (vNAT). Methods: A total of 221 community-dwelling elderly subjects were recruited...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724275/a-case-report-of-paraneoplastic-pemphigus-associated-with-retroperitoneal-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumor
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Kamran Balighi, Arghavan Azizpour, Ali Sadeghinia, Vahide Saeidi
Paraneoplastic pemphigus (PNP) is an autoimmune bullous disease associated with underlying neoplasms, both malignant and benign. The most constant clinical presentation of PNP is the presence of intractable stomatitis. Herein we present a 25-year-old male with a 3-month history of refractory stomatitis especially involving the lips and widespread vesiculobullous eruption on his trunk and extremities. The diagnosis of PNP was confirmed based on histological and serological results. Investigation for the underlying neoplasm revealed a retroperitoneal tumorous mass which was biopsied and diagnosed as the inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT)...
May 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721838/increased-serum-ferritin-levels-are-independently-associated-with-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-women
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Haiyan Xu, Yanqi Song, Jing Xu, Yeqing Gu, Qing Zhang, Li Liu, Ge Meng, Hongmei Wu, Yang Xia, Xue Bao, Hongbin Shi, Qian Su, Liyun Fang, Fei Yu, Huijun Yang, Shaomei Sun, Xing Wang, Ming Zhou, Qiyu Jia, Guolin Wang, Kun Song, Yuntang Wu, Zhong Sun, Kaijun Niu
Previous studies have supported the theory that there is a positive association between ferritin and carotid atherosclerosis in Western people. Diet plays an important role in determining serum ferritin concentration. Asian dietary patterns are different from Western dietary patterns, implying that there may be a difference in the association of ferritin with carotid atherosclerosis between Asian and Western people. However, few studies focus on the association between ferritin and carotid atherosclerosis among Asians...
June 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715240/the-effect-of-inspiratory-muscle-training-on-respiratory-variables-in-a-patient-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-a-case-report
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Marlon L Wong, Rachael G Anderson, Kelsey Garcia, Elissa M Housmann, Erin McHale, Gregory S Goldberger, Lawrence P Cahalin
Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) presents with both musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory pathophysiological manifestations. Inspiratory muscle training (IMT) may be a useful intervention to address deficits in respiratory and functional status. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 25-year-old male with AS initially sought treatment for low back and right hip pain, but 7 weeks of IMT was also provided due to abnormal respiratory performance. OUTCOMES: At baseline, the patient presented with a resting respiratory rate (RR) of 14...
July 17, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710194/laparoscopic-excision-of-an-inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumour-of-the-bladder-disguised-as-deep-infiltrating-endometriosis
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Ourania Koukoura, Zoi Alevra, Kitty Pavlakis, George Pistofidis
Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour (IMT) of the bladder is a rare tumour of indeterminate malignant potential with myofibroblastic differentiation, with a generally benign but rarely aggressive behaviour. Vesical IMT is usually treated by transurethral resection or partial cystectomy. Herein we describe a case of a woman who underwent laparoscopic excision of an IMT of the bladder, initially diagnosed as deep infiltrating endometriosis.
July 14, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705706/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumors-of-the-lung-carrying-a-chimeric-a2m-alk-gene-report-of-two-infantile-cases-and-review-of-the-differential-diagnosis-of-infantile-pulmonary-lesions
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Mio Tanaka, Kenichi Kohashi, Kei Kushitani, Misa Yoshida, Sho Kurihara, Masumi Kawashima, Yuka Ueda, Ryota Souzaki, Yoshiaki Kinoshita, Yoshinao Oda, Yukio Takeshima, Eiso Hiyama, Tomoaki Taguchi, Yukichi Tanaka
We report two infantile cases of pulmonary tumor carrying a chimeric A2M-ALK gene. A2M-ALK is a newly identified anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-related chimeric gene from a tumor diagnosed as fetal lung interstitial tumor (FLIT). FLIT is a recently recognized infantile pulmonary lesion defined as a mass-like lesion that morphologically resembles the fetal lung. Grossly, FLIT characteristically appears as a well-circumscribed spongy mass, whereas the tumors in these patients were solid and firm. Histologically, the tumors showed intrapulmonary lesions composed of densely proliferating polygonal or spindle-shaped mesenchymal cells with diffuse and dense infiltrations of inflammatory cells, forming microcystic or micropapillary structures lined by TTF1-positive pneumocytes, favoring IMT rather than FLIT...
July 10, 2017: Human Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704060/zno-nanocrystal-networks-near-the-insulator-metal-transition-tuning-contact-radius-and-electron-density-with-intense-pulsed-light
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Benjamin L Greenberg, Zachary L Robinson, K V Reich, Claudia Gorynski, Bryan N Voigt, Lorraine F Francis, B I Shklovskii, Eray S Aydil, Uwe R Kortshagen
Networks of ligand-free semiconductor nanocrystals (NCs) offer a valuable combination of high carrier mobility and optoelectronic properties tunable via quantum confinement. In principle, maximizing carrier mobility entails crossing the insulator-metal transition (IMT), where carriers become delocalized. A recent theoretical study predicted that this transition occurs at nρ(3) ≈ 0.3, where n is the carrier density and ρ is the interparticle contact radius. In this work, we satisfy this criterion in networks of plasma-synthesized ZnO NCs by using intense pulsed light (IPL) annealing to tune n and ρ independently...
July 20, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702213/monitoring-the-efficacy-of-omega-3-supplementation-on-liver-steatosis-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-a-pilot-study
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M-C Lacasse, A Tang, J Dubois, F Alvarez, S Spahis, M Chagnon, S Deschênes, E Levy
PURPOSE: To determine the effects of omega-3 supplementation on liver fat and carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and to assess accuracy of ultrasound (US) for grading liver steatosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this one-way crossover pilot study, we assigned children with obesity and liver steatosis to receive 1.2 g daily of omega-3 supplementation vs. inactive sunflower oil for 24 or 12 weeks. Liver fat content was assessed by magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and US, and common carotid IMT by US...
June 2017: Obesity Science & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698433/-molecular-target-therapy-for-soft-tissue-sarcoma
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Shunji Takahashi
Soft tissue sarcoma(STS)is one of the rare and intractable cancers, and most types of STS are not sensitive to chemotherapy. Development of specific molecular target therapy for each type of STS is necessary. There are specific chromosome translocations in 20-30% of STS, but their products are mostly transcriptional factors, and target therapy for those factors are difficult to develop. Trabectedin is an alkylating agent and is also inhibit function of transcriptional factors, and shows efficacy for translocation-related sarcoma(TRS)such as myxoid liposarcoma...
June 2017: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690216/-plasma-level-of-apelin-and-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-maintenance-hemodialysis-patients
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Rong Tang, Ruiling Wang, Xiang Ao, Xiaomiao Cheng
To determine the plasma level of apelin in patients of maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) and to explore the relationship between apelin level and carotid atherosclerosis (AS) in MHD patients.
 Methods: A total of 92 MHD patients and 36 sex- and age-matched healthy subjects were enrolled in this study. The plasma level of apelin was evaluated by radiation immunoassay; serum endothelial injury markers including thrombomodulin, von Willebrand factor (vWF), and CD146, and inflammatory factors including high sensitive C-reactive protein (hsCRP), IL-6 and TNF-α were determined by ELISA...
June 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690023/the-tyg-index-as-a-marker-of-subclinical-atherosclerosis-and-arterial-stiffness-in-lean-and-overweight-postmenopausal-women
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Irene Lambrinoudaki, Maria Vasiliki Kazani, Eleni Armeni, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Konstantinos Tampakis, Demetrios Rizos, Areti Augoulea, Georgios Kaparos, Andreas Alexandrou, Kimon Stamatelopoulos
BACKGROUND: The present study aims to examine the association of the metabolic syndrome (MS) as well as of the triglyceride-glucose index (TyG-Index), a novel marker of insulin resistance, with subclinical atherosclerosis in a cohort of postmenopausal women, stratified according to their body mass index. METHODS: A total of 473 informed-consenting, non-diabetic postmenopausal women, without overt cardiovascular disease, were included in this study. We aimed to compare the association between structural and functional indices of subclinical atherosclerosis (i...
June 16, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685957/the-characteristics-of-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-elderly-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-at-different-disease-course-and-the-intervention-by-statins-in-the-very-elderly-patients
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Wenjun Chen, Tao Tian, Shiming Wang, Yan Xue, Zongqin Sun, Shuli Wang
INTRODUCTION: Chronic complications of diabetes have become the leading cause of death in elderly patients with diabetes. Carotid atherosclerosis, one of the major complications was evaluated and the effect of atorvastatin on carotid atherosclerosis in very elderly patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) were observed. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients were divided into 3 groups: 1) disease course < 5 years; 2) disease course = 5-10 years; 3) disease course > 10 years, and carotid atherosclerosis were evaluated...
July 7, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680308/clinical-radiological-and-electrophysiological-comparison-of-immunomodulatory-therapies-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Gençer Genç, Şeref Demirkaya, Semai Bek, Zeki Odabaşi
INTRODUCTION: Although it has been shown that immunomodulatory therapies (IMTs) in multiple sclerosis (MS) can modify the course of the disease by reducing the relapse rate and delaying the progression of disability, no study comparing IMTs head-to-head in terms of clinical, radiological, and electrophysiological changes is available. We aimed to investigate the effects of interferon-beta (IFN-B) 1b, IFN-B-1a subcutaneous (sc), IFN-B-1a intramuscular (im), and glatiramer acetate (GA) therapies on clinical, electrophysiological, and radiological findings...
June 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679112/an-association-between-residual-vein-thrombosis-and-subclinical-atherosclerosis-cross-sectional-study
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Paolo Prandoni, Maurizio Ciammaichella, Nicola Mumoli, Nello Zanatta, Adriana Visonà, Giampiero Avruscio, Giuseppe Camporese, Eugenio Bucherini, Carlo Bova, Davide Imberti, Raffaella Benedetti, Valeria Rossetto, Franco Noventa, Marta Milan
BACKGROUND: The association between venous and arterial thrombotic disorders is still unclear. We assessed the association between residual vein thrombosis (RVT) and subclinical atherosclerosis in a cohort of patients with unprovoked (or associated with weak risk factors) proximal deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). METHODS: In a multicenter cross-sectional study, consecutive patients over 40years free from atherosclerotic disorders received the ultrasound assessment of the leg vein system and that of carotid arteries approximately three months after an episode of proximal DVT...
June 29, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677755/proteomic-analysis-and-comparison-of-intra%C3%A2-and-extracranial-cerebral-atherosclerosis-responses-to-hyperlipidemia-in-rabbits
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Zhi-Lan Tu, Bo Yu, Dong-Ya Huang, Rajeev Ojha, Shu-Kui Zhou, He-Di An, Rong Liu, Cui Du, Nan Shen, Jian-Hui Fu, Shuang-Xing Hou
The present study aimed to investigate protein expression levels of intra‑ and extracranial atherosclerosis in rabbits following administration of a high‑fat diet. Rabbits were randomly divided into control (group A; n=9) and high‑fat diet (group B; n=9) groups. At week 12, tissues were sectioned from the common carotid artery (CCA) and middle cerebral artery (MCA). Pathological analysis was performed. Differential protein expression levels were examined by 2‑D gel electrophoresis (2‑DE) and mass spectrometry (MS) analysis and validated by western blotting...
June 28, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675704/the-metabolic-syndrome-is-associated-with-carotid-atherosclerosis-and-arterial-stiffness-in-asymptomatic-nondiabetic-postmenopausal-women
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Irene Lambrinoudaki, Aikaterini Kazani, Eleni Armeni, Demetrios Rizos, Areti Augoulea, Georgios Kaparos, Andreas Alexandrou, Georgios Georgiopoulos, Ioannis Kanakakis, Kimon Stamatelopoulos
The menopause transition is associated with adverse changes in cardiometabolic risk factors. We aimed to examine the association of the metabolic syndrome (MS) and its features with indices of vascular structure and function in a population of asymptomatic postmenopausal women. A total of 473 informed-consenting, nondiabetic postmenopausal women were included in the study. The MS was defined according to the Joint Definition. We evaluated the association between the presence of MS and indices of vascular structure (carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT); atherosclerotic plaques) and function (flow-mediated dilatation (FMD); pulse wave velocity (PWV))...
July 4, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675103/carotid-artery-plaques-carotid-intima-media-thickness-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-events-and-all-cause-death-in-older-adults-a-5-year-prospective-community-based-study
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Yanlei Zhang, Xianghua Fang, Yang Hua, Zhe Tang, Shaochen Guan, Xiaoguang Wu, Hongjun Liu, Beibei Liu, Chunxiu Wang, Zhongying Zhang, Xiang Gu, Chengbei Hou, Chunxiao Liu
We assessed the effect of asymptomatic carotid atherosclerosis (CAS) on the development of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) in a community-based population aged ≥55 years in China. A total of 1376 residents underwent CAS assessment by ultrasonography in July 2009. New CVD events, including stroke and coronary heart events, were collected at the follow-up survey at the end of 2014. After adjusting for baseline demographic characteristics and traditional CVD risk factors, the risk of CVD in patients with minimal CAS (mean common carotid artery intima-media thickness [CCA-IMT] ≥1 mm and no plaques), nonstenotic plaques (carotid stenosis <50%), and stenotic plaques (carotid stenosis ≥50%) was 0...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674084/utility-of-2013-american-college-of-cardiology-american-heart-association-cholesterol-guidelines-in-hiv-infected-adults-with-carotid-atherosclerosis
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Binh An P Phan, Bernard Weigel, Yifei Ma, Rebecca Scherzer, Danny Li, Sophia Hur, S C Kalapus, Steven Deeks, Priscilla Hsue
BACKGROUND: Although HIV is associated with increased atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, it is unknown whether guidelines can identify HIV-infected adults who may benefit from statins. We compared the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association and 2004 Adult Treatment Panel III recommendations in HIV-infected adults and evaluated associations with carotid artery intima-media thickness and plaque. METHODS AND RESULTS: Carotid artery intima-media thickness was measured at baseline and 3 years later in 352 HIV-infected adults without clinical atherosclerotic CVD and not on statins...
July 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
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