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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922195/the-neuropeptide-cortistatin-attenuates-experimental-autoimmune-myocarditis-via-inhibition-of-cardiomyogenic-t-cell-driven-inflammatory-responses
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Virginia Delgado-Maroto, Clara P Falo, Irene Forte-Lago, Norma Adan, Maria Morell, Elena Maganto-Garcia, Gema Robledo, Francisco O'Valle, Andrew H Lichtman, Elena Gonzalez-Rey, Mario Delgado
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Myocarditis is an inflammatory and autoimmune cardiovascular disease that causes dilated myocardiopathy and is responsible of high morbidity and mortality worldwide. Cortistatin is a neuropeptide produced by neurons and cells of immune and vascular systems. Besides its action in locomotor activity and sleep, cortistatin inhibits inflammation in different experimental models of autoimmune diseases. However, its role in inflammatory cardiovascular disorders is unexplored...
December 6, 2016: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921402/developing-a-rat-model-of-dilated-cardiomyopathy-with-improved-survival
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Li-Juan Shen, Shu Lu, Yong-Hua Zhou, Lan Li, Qing-Min Xing, Yong-Liang Xu
To compare the continuous infusion and intermittent bolus injection administration protocols of doxorubicin (Dox) under the same cumulative dose (12 mg/kg), and establish a rat dilated cardiomyopathy model with improved survival, a total of 150 Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were divided into three groups: a control group, administered with normal saline; a Dox 1 group, administration twice a week at 1 mg/kg; a Dox 2, administration once a week at 2 mg/kg. Mortality rates in the Dox 1 and Dox 2 groups were 22% and 48%, respectively (P<0...
2016: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921193/an-isoperistaltic-jejunum-later-cut-overlap-method-for-esophagojejunostomy-anastomosis-after-totally-laparoscopic-total-gastrectomy-a-safe-and-feasible-technique
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Chang-Ming Huang, Ze-Ning Huang, Chao-Hui Zheng, Ping Li, Jian-Wei Xie, Jia-Bin Wang, Jian-Xian Lin, Jun Lu, Qi-Yue Chen, Long-Long Cao, Mi Lin, Ru-Hong Tu
BACKGROUND: Intracorporeal anastomosis after totally laparoscopic total gastrectomy (TLTG) has been increasingly applied. (1-7) We assessed the intracorporeal isoperistaltic jejunum-later-cut overlap method (IJOM) for esophagojejunostomy anastomosis (EA). METHODS: From January to June 2014, a total of 19 patients with resectable gastric cancer (cT1-T4aNOM0) underwent TLTG. IJOM was performed by creating side-to-side stapled anastomosis through enterotomies proximal to the left esophageal resection margin and on the antimesenteric jejunal border, 30 cm distal to the Trietz ligament...
December 5, 2016: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920877/simultaneous-duodenal-stenosis-and-duodenal-web-in-a-newborn
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James Erickson, Michele Retrouvey, Jennifer Rush, Anthony P Trace
Failure of duodenal recanalization results in a spectrum of proximal bowel obstruction from stenosis to atresia. Associations between congenital duodenal obstruction and other congenital anomalies have been well documented although the coincidence of duodenal stenosis and duodenal web is incredibly rare, posing a unique diagnostic challenge. We report a case of a full-term 4-day-old female child presented with forceful, bilious emesis and poor oral intake with decreased frequency of urination, and stooling whose initial abdominal radiograph showed several loops of gas-filled bowel in the distal stomach and proximal duodenum mimicking the classic "double-bubble" sign...
December 2016: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920832/risk-factors-for-amiodarone-induced-thyroid-dysfunction-in-japan
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Sayoko Kinoshita, Tomohiro Hayashi, Kyoichi Wada, Mikie Yamato, Takeshi Kuwahara, Toshihisa Anzai, Mai Fujimoto, Kouichi Hosomi, Mitsutaka Takada
BACKGROUND: Amiodarone is associated with a number of significant adverse effects, including elevated transaminase levels, pulmonary fibrosis, arrhythmia, and thyroid dysfunction. Although thyroid dysfunction is considered to be a common and potentially serious adverse effect of amiodarone therapy, the exact pathogenesis remains unknown because of its complex manifestations. Therefore, the prevalence of, and risk factors for, amiodarone-induced thyroid dysfunction in Japanese patients were investigated in the present study...
December 2016: Journal of Arrhythmia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920724/insulin-induces-relaxation-and-decreases-hydrogen-peroxide-induced-vasoconstriction-in-human-placental-vascular-bed-in-a-mechanism-mediated-by-calcium-activated-potassium-channels-and-l-arginine-nitric-oxide-pathways
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Lissette Cabrera, Andrea Saavedra, Susana Rojas, Marcela Cid, Cristina Valenzuela, David Gallegos, Pamela Careaga, Emerita Basualto, Astrid Haensgen, Eduardo Peña, Coralia Rivas, Juan Carlos Vera, Victoria Gallardo, Leandro Zúñiga, Carlos Escudero, Luis Sobrevia, Mark Wareing, Marcelo González
HIGHLIGHTS Short-term incubation with insulin increases the L-arginine transport in HUVECs.Short-term incubation with insulin increases the NO synthesis in HUVECs.Insulin induces relaxation in human placental vascular bed.Insulin attenuates the constriction induced by hydrogen peroxide in human placenta.The relaxation induced by insulin is dependent on BKCa channels activity in human placenta. Insulin induces relaxation in umbilical veins, increasing the expression of human amino acid transporter 1 (hCAT-1) and nitric oxide synthesis (NO) in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
2016: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920649/hepatoid-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-case-report-next-generation-tumor-profiling-and-literature-review
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James M Chang, Nitin N Katariya, Dora M Lam-Himlin, Danielle J Haakinson, Ramesh K Ramanathan, Thorvardur R Halfdanarson, Mitesh J Borad, Rahul Pannala, Douglas Faigel, Adyr A Moss, Amit K Mathur
Fewer than 25 cases of hepatoid carcinoma of the pancreas have been reported in the literature. We present a case in a 61-year-old male with a remote history of Hodgkin's lymphoma and gastric neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia. On surveillance endoscopic ultrasound, an 8 × 5 mm cystic lesion was seen in the tail of the pancreas. MRI showed a focal pancreatic duct cut-off with mild ductal dilation. Fine needle aspiration was performed, which was concerning for acinar cell carcinoma. The patient underwent distal pancreatectomy and recovered uneventfully...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920642/recurrent-complete-pharyngo-oesophageal-stricture-treated-by-multidisciplinary-anterograde-retrograde-endoscopic-dilation
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Paulo Castro Soares, Salim Bouayed, Pavel Dulguerov, Jean-Louis Frossard
Complete pharyngo-oesophageal stricture (PES) after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer is a relatively rare and difficult complication to manage. Historically this condition has been treated surgically, but endoscopic approaches are now available. We present a 61-year-old man with an epidermoid carcinoma of the supraglottic stage and a micro-invasive epidermoid carcinoma of the oropharynx treated surgically and subsequently by adjuvant radiotherapy. Eight months after the end of the radiotherapy, a complete PES was diagnosed and treated with a combined anterograde-retrograde endoscopic dilation (CARD)...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920128/forward-and-backward-pressure-waveform-morphology-in-hypertension
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Ye Li, Haotian Gu, Henry Fok, Jordi Alastruey, Philip Chowienczyk
We tested the hypothesis that increased pulse wave reflection and altered backward waveform morphology contribute to increased pulse pressure in subjects with higher pulse pressure compared with lower pulse pressure and to actions of vasoactive drugs to increase pulse pressure. We examined the relationship of backward to forward wave morphology in 158 subjects who were evaluated for hypertension (including some normotensive subjects) divided into 3 groups by central pulse pressure: group 1, 33±6.5 mm Hg; group 2, 45±4...
December 5, 2016: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920122/microrna-33-controls-adaptive-fibrotic-response-in-the-remodeling-heart-by-preserving-lipid-raft-cholesterol
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Masataka Nishiga, Takahiro Horie, Yasuhide Kuwabara, Kazuya Nagao, Osamu Baba, Tetsushi Nakao, Tomohiro Nishino, Daihiko Hakuno, Yasuhiro Nakashima, Hitoo Nishi, Fumiko Nakazeki, Yuya Ide, Satoshi Koyama, Masahiro Kimura, Ritsuko Hanada, Tomoyuki Nakamura, Tsukasa Inada, Koji Hasegawa, Simon J Conway, Toru Kita, Takeshi Kimura, Koh Ono
RATIONALE: Heart failure (HF) and atherosclerosis share the underlying mechanisms of chronic inflammation followed by fibrosis. A highly conserved microRNA (miR), miR-33 is considered as a potential therapeutic target for atherosclerosis because it regulates lipid metabolism and inflammation. However, the role of miR-33 in HF remains to be elucidated. OBJECTIVE: To clarify the role of miR-33 involved in HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: We first investigated the expression levels of miR-33a/b in human cardiac tissue samples with dilated cardiomyopathy...
December 5, 2016: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920080/correction-to-current-diagnostic-and-treatment-strategies-for-specific-dilated-cardiomyopathies-a-scientific-statement-from-the-american-heart-association
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No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2016: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919286/effects-of-nitroglycerine-on-coronary-flow-velocity-before-and-during-adenosine-provocation
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Ann Wittfeldt, Anders Jeppsson, Li-Ming Gan
BACKGROUND: Transthoracic echocardiography-assessed coronary flow velocity reserve (CFVR) evaluates coronary microvascular arterial function. Coronary flow velocity measurements at baseline and during hyperemia are used to calculate CFVR. Adenosine infusion induces hyperemia but it is not known if it causes a maximal response. We hypothesized that pre-treatment with nitroglycerine before adenosine provocation enhances hyperemia. METHODS: Twenty-three healthy study subjects (mean age 27...
December 6, 2016: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918317/minimally-invasive-robotically-assisted-repair-of-partial-anomalous-venous-connection
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Luigi Pirelli, Chad A Kliger, Nirav C Patel, Marcella Bono, Carlos E Ruiz, Vladimir Jelnin, Gregory P Fontana
We describe a novel robotically assisted minimally invasive surgical technique for repair of partial anomalous pulmonary vein connection (PAPVC). Partial anomalous pulmonary vein connection is a rare congenital anomaly that consists in drainage of one or more pulmonary veins into the systemic venous system. Traditionally, large thoracotomy incision and sometimes establishment of cardiopulmonary bypass are needed to redirect the abnormal pulmonary vein to the left-sided reservoir. We describe a robotically assisted, minimally invasive, off-pump technique for the treatment of the left PAPVC in a 57-year-old patient with signs of progressive right ventricular dilatation...
December 1, 2016: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918153/enlargement-of-meckel-s-cave-in-patients-with-spontaneous-cerebrospinal-fluid-leaks
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Geoffrey P Aaron, Elisa Illing, Zachary Lambertsen, Miles Ritter, Erik H Middlebrooks, Joel Cure, Do-Yeon Cho, Kristen O Riley, Bradford A Woodworth
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks have imaging findings consistent with chronically elevated intracranial pressure, such as empty sella. Meckel's cave is a CSF-filled space that houses the trigeminal ganglion at the cranial base. Our objective in this study was to evaluate "dilated" Meckel's cave as a radiologic sign in patients with elevated intracranial pressure spontaneous CSF leaks and compare the dimensions with those from a control cohort. METHODS: Meckel's cave dimensions were measured in patients with spontaneous CSF leaks and documented elevated intracranial pressure...
December 5, 2016: International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917348/resolution-of-constipation-anal-stricture-and-iron-deficiency-anemia-after-iron-infusion-an-analogy-with-plummer-vinson-syndrome
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Vijaypal Arya, Shikha Singh, Shashank Agarwal, Arjun Ohri
BACKGROUND: Anal stricture is a disabling condition which is often unresponsive to conservative medical management. The complications of surgical procedures such as dilatations and anoplasty make it a formidable treatment challenge. Through this case, we report and explore a new medical treatment for ano-rectal strictures with an analogy to Plummer Vinson syndrome. A 69-year-old male presented with chronic constipation, rectal pain, and easy fatigability. The physical exam was negative for anal fissure and a digital rectal examination could not be completed because an index finger could not be advanced through the narrowed anus...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916847/aortic-root-dilatation-in-mucopolysaccharidosis-i-vii
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Meena Bolourchi, Pierangelo Renella, Raymond Y Wang
The prevalence of aortic root dilatation (ARD) in mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) is not well documented. We investigated aortic root measurements in 34 MPS patients at the Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). The diagnosis, treatment status, age, gender, height, weight and aortic root parameters (aortic valve annulus (AVA), sinuses of Valsalva (SoV), and sinotubular junction (STJ)) were extracted by retrospective chart review and echocardiographic measurements. Descriptive statistics, ANOVA, and paired post-hoc t-tests were used to summarize the aortic dimensions...
November 29, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916775/a-case-report-of-adenosquamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-duodenal-papilla
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Yuki Segi, Akira Hashimoto, Hiroki Yukimoto, Naohiko Yoshizawa, Masatoshi Aoki, Hiroyuki Fuke, Hiroyuki Kawabata, Atsuya Shimizu, Ken Ichikawa, Hiroshi Nakano
Adenosquamous carcinoma of the duodenal papilla is rare. A 73-year-old man was referred to the Saiseikai-Matsusaka General Hospital with upper abdominal pain and liver dysfunction. Computed tomography (CT) revealed dilatation of the common bile duct (CBD) and intrahepatic bile duct along with a tumor in the distal CBD. The tumor showed enhancement in the arterial phase on contrast-enhanced CT. We performed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and noted a red, erosive, bleeding mass in the duodenal papilla with obstruction of the distal CBD, and dilatation of the CBD...
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916769/surgical-treatment-for-the-congenital-biliary-dilatation-and-long-term-prognosis
#18
Hisami Ando
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916768/diagnosis-of-congenital-biliary-dilation
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Yoshiki Hirooka, Hiroki Kawashima, Tomoaki Takeyama, Hidemi Goto
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916767/japanese-clinical-practice-guidelines-for-congenital-biliary-dilatation
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Hiroki Ishibashi, Mitsuo Shimada, Keigo Yada
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi, the Japanese Journal of Gastro-enterology
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