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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719854/clinically-silent-alzheimer-s-and-vascular-pathologies-influence-brain-networks-supporting-executive-function-in-healthy-older-adults
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Brian T Gold, Christopher A Brown, Jonathan G Hakun, Leslie M Shaw, John Q Trojanowski, Charles D Smith
Aging is associated with declines in executive function. We examined how executive functional brain systems are influenced by clinically silent Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology and cerebral white-matter hyperintensities (WMHs). Twenty-nine younger adults and 34 cognitively normal older adults completed a working memory paradigm while functional magnetic resonance imaging was performed. Older adults further underwent lumbar cerebrospinal fluid draw for the assessment of AD pathology and FLAIR imaging for the assessment of WMHs...
June 24, 2017: Neurobiology of Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719665/risk-factors-for-hospital-acquired-infections-in-teaching-hospitals-of-amhara-regional-state-ethiopia-a-matched-case-control-study
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Walelegn Worku Yallew, Abera Kumie, Feleke Moges Yehuala
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired infection affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. It is a major global issue for patient safety. Understanding the potential risk factors is important to appreciate the local context. A matched case control study design, which is the first of its kind in the study region, was undertaken to identify risk factors in teaching hospitals of Amhara regional state, Ethiopia. METHOD: A matched case control study design matched with age and hospital type was used...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719137/neocortical-developmental-analysis-of-vasculature-and-their-growth-factors-offer-new-insight-into-fragile-x-syndrome-abnormalities
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Amogh P Belagodu, Stephen Fleming, Roberto Galvez
Fragile X Syndrome (FXS) is the most common single gene cause for Autism Spectrum Disorder and the most prevalent form of inherited mental retardation. Our prior studies have demonstrated that adult FXS mice have abnormal blood vessel density (BVD) and elevated Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor A expression (VEGF-A). VEGF-A is one of the most prominent regulators of BVD, and its abnormal expression is the most likely cause for FXS BVD abnormalities. We have demonstrated that attenuating elevated VEGF-A expression can ameliorate many non-vascular FXS abnormalities(Belagodu et al...
July 18, 2017: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718896/nomograms-for-preoperative-prediction-of-axillary-nodal-status-in-breast-cancer
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L Dihge, P-O Bendahl, L Rydén
BACKGROUND: Axillary staging in patients with breast cancer and clinically node-negative disease is performed by sentinel node biopsy (SLNB). The aim of this study was to integrate feasible preoperative variables into nomograms to guide clinicians in stratifying treatment options into no axillary staging for patients with non-metastatic disease (N0), SLNB for those with one or two metastases, and axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) for patients with three or more metastases. METHODS: Patients presenting to Skåne University Hospital, Lund, with breast cancer were included in a prospectively maintained registry between January 2009 and December 2012...
July 18, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718893/association-between-maternal-vascular-murmur-and-the-small-for-gestational-age-fetus-with-abnormal-umbilical-artery-doppler-flow
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Diana Riknagel, Richard Farlie, Morten Hedegaard, Peter Humaidan, Johannes J Struijk
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between maternal vascular murmurs (MVMs) and fetal growth restriction (defined as small-for-gestational-age [SGA] fetus) and abnormal Doppler pulsatility index (PI) of the uterine and/or umbilical arteries. METHODS: A cross-sectional study of women aged 18 years or older with a singleton pregnancy at 28-34 weeks was conducted at Regional Hospital Viborg, Denmark, between May 1 and August 1, 2013. Ultrasound fetal biometry was performed and the Doppler PI of the umbilical and uterine arteries was determined...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718800/enriching-diet-with-n-3-pufas-to-help-prevent-cardiovascular-diseases-in-healthy-adults-results-from-clinical-trials
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Matteo Manuelli, Lucio Della Guardia, Hellas Cena
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) are believed to be important for cardiovascular health. Many investigations have been carried out in an attempt to examine the effect of n-3 PUFAs intake, in the form of supplementation or fortified foods, for the management of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and risk factors for CVD, whereas less is known about the effect on healthy individuals. The present study reviews the available literature in order to examine the relationship between n-3 PUFAs intake, either via supplementation or enriched food, and the prevention of CVD among healthy adults...
July 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718318/high-glucose-induced-endothelial-progenitor-cell-dysfunction
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Hongyan Kang, Xuejiao Ma, Jiajia Liu, Yubo Fan, Xiaoyan Deng
Vascular complications contribute significantly to morbidity and mortality of diabetes mellitus. The primary cause of vascular complications in diabetes mellitus is hyperglycaemia, associated with endothelial dysfunction and impaired neovascularization. Circulating endothelial progenitor cells was shown to play important roles in vascular repair and promoting neovascularization. In this review, we will demonstrate the individual effect of high glucose on endothelial progenitor cells. Endothelial progenitor cells isolated from healthy subjects exposed to high glucose conditions or endothelial progenitor cells isolated from diabetic patients exhibit reduced number of endothelial cell colony forming units, impaired abilities of differentiation, proliferation, adhesion and migration, tubulization, secretion, mobilization and homing, whereas enhanced senescence...
July 1, 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718238/bacteriology-of-diabetic-foot-in-tertiary-care-hospital-frequency-antibiotic-susceptibility-and-risk-factors
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Syeda Sadia Amjad, Jamal Zafar, Nadia Shams
BACKGROUND: Diabetic foot being one of the frequent and disabling complications of diabetes. In view of widespread regional variation in causative organisms and antimicrobial susceptibility, the current study aimed to determine frequency of causative organisms, their antimicrobial susceptibility and associated risk factors. METHODS: This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in 6 months' duration at dept. of Medicine; PIMS Hospital Islamabad. Type 2 Diabetes mellitus patients with diabetic foot ulcer were enrolled after informed consent...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718039/a%C3%A2-decade-of-atrial-fibrillation-ablation-shifts-in-patient-characteristics-and-procedural-outcomes
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C Teunissen, N Clappers, R J Hassink, J F van der Heijden, F H Wittkampf, P Loh
BACKGROUND: Over the past decade, radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF) has evolved into a frequently performed procedure. The aim of this study was to monitor changes in patient characteristics, procedural characteristics, outcomes and complications over the past 10 years. METHODS: All consecutive patients who underwent primary RFCA treatment of AF in the University Medical Center Utrecht from 2005-2015 were included. In all patients, the primary ablation strategy was pulmonary vein (PV) antrum isolation without additional substrate modification...
July 17, 2017: Netherlands Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717556/thorax-computed-tomography-findings-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction
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Mustafa Resorlu, Muhammet Arslan, Ozan Karatag, Gurhan Adam
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes mellitus, smoking, dyslipidemia, and obesity play an important role in the etiology of erectile dysfunction, particularly in cases with vascular insufficiency. These risk factors also target the lungs due to their systemic effects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with penile vascular insufficiency determined at Doppler ultrasonography and undergoing thoracic computerized tomography for various reasons were included in this study. A history of acute thoracic trauma, pneumonic consolidation, or pelvic surgery and trauma were regarded as exclusion criteria...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717419/platelet-extracellular-vesicles-induce-a-pro-inflammatory-smooth-muscle-cell-phenotype
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Tanja Vajen, Birke J Benedikter, Alexandra C A Heinzmann, Elena M Vasina, Yvonne Henskens, Martin Parsons, Patricia B Maguire, Frank R Stassen, Johan W M Heemskerk, Leon J Schurgers, Rory R Koenen
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) are mediators of cell communication during health and disease, and abundantly released by platelets upon activation or during ageing. Platelet EVs exert modulatory effects on immune and vascular cells. Platelet EVs may modulate the function of vascular smooth muscle cells (SMC). Platelet EVs were isolated from platelet-rich plasma and incubated with SMC in order to assess binding, proliferation, migration and pro-inflammatory phenotype of the cells. Platelet EVs firmly bound to resting SMC through the platelet integrin αIIbβ3, while binding also occurred in a CX3CL1-CX3CR1-dependent manner after cytokine stimulation...
2017: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717295/animal-inflicted-maxillofacial-injuries-treatment-modalities-and-our-experience
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Anjani Kumar Yadav, Mehul Rajesh Jaisani, Leeza Pradhan, Ashok Dongol, Arpita Singh, Pradeep Acharya, Alok Sagtani
INTRODUCTION: Animal inflicted injuries to the face and neck are becoming much more common as people lavish affection on pets. Injuries caused by animal attacks to the face can cause complex injuries to soft and hard tissues, presented as perforations, lacerations, crushes, avulsion or fractures. An uncountable number of bacteria and virus can be found in such injuries, with a potential pathological effect to humans, regarding infections. Although the infection rate is low due to excellent blood supply to face, the injuries have disfiguring effect with possible psychological repercussion to the patients...
September 2017: Journal of Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717272/have-we-overcome-the-complications-of-laparoscopic-nephrectomy-a-prospective-cohort-study-using-the-modified-clavien-dindo-scale
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Tapan Agrawal, Rajeev Kumar, Prabhjot Singh, Ashish Saini, Amlesh Seth, Premnath Dogra
INTRODUCTION: Apart from the complexity of procedure and surgeon's experience, surgical complication rates depend on case definition and method of recording data. We prospectively evaluated the complications of laparoscopic nephrectomy (LN) in a current cohort of patients, graded on the modified Clavien-Dindo (CD) scale and compared them with historical cohorts. METHODS: In the Institutional Review Board approved protocol, all patients undergoing LN over a 30-month were enrolled in the study...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Urology: IJU: Journal of the Urological Society of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716604/endothelial-progenitor-cell-subsets-and-preeclampsia-findings-and-controversies
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REVIEW
Armin Attar, Ahmad Monabati, Mohammad-Ebrahim Parsanezhad
Vascular remodeling is an essential component of gestation. Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) play an important role in the regulation of vascular homeostasis. The results of studies measuring the number of EPCs in normal pregnancies and in preeclampsia have been highly controversial or even contradictory because of some variations in technical issues and different methodologies enumerating three distinct subsets of EPCs: circulating angiogenic cells (CAC), colony forming unit endothelial cells (CFU-ECs), and endothelial colony-forming cells (ECFCs)...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716585/ascertainment-of-alaska-native-stroke-incidence-2005-2009-lessons-for-assessing-the-global-burden-of-stroke
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Bernadette Boden-Albala, James Allen, Eric T Roberts, Lisa Bulkow, Brian Trimble
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a critical public health issue in the United States and globally. System models to optimally capture stroke incidence in rural and culturally diverse communities are needed. The epidemiological transition to a western lifestyle has been associated with an increased burden of vascular risk factors among Alaska Native (AN) people. The burden of stroke in AN communities remains understudied. METHODS: The Alaska Native Stroke Registry (ANSR) was designed to screen and capture all stroke cases between 2005 and 2009 through its integration into the existing single-payer Alaska Tribal Health System infrastructure...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716522/exercise-individualized-by-trimpi-method-reduces-arterial-stiffness-in-early-onset-type-2-diabetic-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-aerobic-interval-training
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Alfonso Bellia, Ferdinando Iellamo, Elisa De Carli, Aikaterini Andreadi, Elvira Padua, Mauro Lombardo, Giuseppe Annino, Francesca Campoli, Sara Tartaglione, Stefano D'Ottavio, David Della-Morte, Davide Lauro
BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness (AS) and baroreflex sensitivity (BRS) are subclinical markers of vascular diseases in type 2 diabetes (T2D). We evaluated the effects of aerobic interval training (AIT), with loads prescribed according to individual heart rate and lactate profiling obtained during a baseline treadmill test (TRIMPi method), on AS and BRS in patients with early-onset T2D without cardiovascular complications. POPULATION STUDY AND METHODS: Twenty-two sedentary overweight T2D patients (aged 57±7years) were randomized to 12-weeks open-label of supervised AIT by TRIMPi (n=8) or unsupervised physical activity as per usual care (SOC) (n=11)...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716274/head-ct-findings-at-a-public-hospital-in-rural-haiti
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Yannis K Valtis, Maggie F Cochran, Louine Martineau, Bregenet Lamour, Jeffrey B Mendel, Aaron L Berkowitz
BACKGROUND: Neuroimaging is often unavailable in low-income countries, creating challenges for precise diagnosis of neurologic disease in individual patients, and impeding acquisition of precise neuroepidemiologic data for program and policy development. METHODS: We analyzed reports from 3614 head CTs performed between July 2013 and January 2016 at Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, a public academic hospital in rural Haiti, extracting patients' age, study indication, and radiologic findings...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716089/greater-periventricular-white-matter-hyperintensity-severity-in-basilar-artery-branch-atheromatous-disease
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Po-Chen Lin, Feng-Chi Chang, Hui-Chi Huang, Jui-Yao Tsai, Yung-Yang Lin, Chih-Ping Chung
BACKGROUND: Basilar artery branch atheromatous disease (BABAD), in which basilar artery atheroma occludes penetrating arteries at their origin, is a common etiology of posterior circulation stroke (PCS). It is currently unknown whether white matter hyperintensity(WMH), a marker of small vessel disease(SVD), is associated with BABAD. METHODS: The present study analyzed data from patients with PCS who were enrolled in the Taipei Veterans General Hospital Stroke Registry between January 1, 2010 and February 28, 2014...
July 17, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716027/cytomegalovirus-viraemia-and-mortality-in-renal-transplant-recipients-in-the-era-of-antiviral-prophylaxis-lessons-from-the-western-australian-experience
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Linda A Selvey, Wai H Lim, Peter Boan, Ramyasuda Swaminathan, Claudia Slimings, Amy E Harrison, Aron Chakera
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus (CMV) establishes a lifelong infection that is efficiently controlled by the immune system; this infection can be reactivated in case of immunosuppression such as following solid organ transplantation. CMV viraemia has been associated with CMV disease, as well as increased mortality and allograft failure. Prophylactic antiviral medication is routinely given to renal transplant recipients, but reactivation during and following cessation of antiviral prophylaxis is known to occur...
July 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716007/silent-myocarditis-in-systemic-sclerosis-detected-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-using-lake-louise-criteria
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Sophie Mavrogeni, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Georgia Karabela, Efthymios Stavropoulos, Gikas Katsifis, John Raftakis, Sotiris Plastiras, Michel Noutsias, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Genovefa Kolovou
BACKGROUND: Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is an autoimmune disease characterized by microvascular abnormalities, inflammation and fibrosis. We hypothesized that myocarditis may be diagnosed in asymptomatic SSc, undergoing routine cardio-vascular magnetic resonance (CMR) for fibrosis assessment, using the Lake Louise criteria: T2 ratio, early (EGE) and late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) images. METHODS: Eighty-two asymptomatic SSc, diagnosed according to American College of Rheumatology criteria, aged 43 ± 5 yrs...
July 17, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
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