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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822749/dominance-of-layer-specific-microvessel-dilation-in-contrast-enhanced-high-resolution-fmri-comparison-between-hemodynamic-spread-and-vascular-architecture-with-clarity
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Alexander John Poplawsky, Mitsuhiro Fukuda, Bok-Man Kang, Jae Hwan Kim, Minah Suh, Seong-Gi Kim
Contrast-enhanced cerebral blood volume-weighted (CBVw) fMRI response peaks are specific to the layer of evoked synaptic activity (Poplawsky et al., 2015), but the spatial resolution limit of CBVw fMRI is unknown. In this study, we measured the laminar spread of the CBVw fMRI evoked response in the external plexiform layer (EPL, 265 ± 65 μm anatomical thickness, mean ± SD, n = 30 locations from 5 rats) of the rat olfactory bulb during electrical stimulation of the lateral olfactory tract and examined its potential vascular source...
August 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822653/titin-truncating-variants-increase-the-risk-of-cardiovascular-death-in-patients-with-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Ce Zhang, Hongju Zhang, Guixin Wu, Xiaoliang Luo, Channa Zhang, Yubao Zou, Hu Wang, Rutai Hui, Jizheng Wang, Lei Song
BACKGROUND: Titin-truncating variants (TTNtv) have been detected in a variety of cardiomyopathies and represent the most common cause of dilated cardiomyopathy. However, their significance in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is still unclear. METHODS: The titin gene (TTN) was sequenced for truncating variants in a cohort of 529 Chinese patients with HCM and 307 healthy controls. Baseline and follow-up clinical data (for 4.7 ± 3.2 years) from these patients were obtained...
June 8, 2017: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822439/-multisystemic-smooth-muscle-dysfunction-syndrome-in-children-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Y L Zhou, Y Y Zhang, B L Cheng, D Xu, L F Tang, Z M Chen
Objective: To analyze the clinical characteristics and diagnosis of multisystemic smooth muscle dysfunction syndrome(MSMDS). Method: Clinical data of a case diagnosed as MSMDS and hospitalized in our hospital in July 2016 was retrospectively analyzed. Literature search was performed at databases of PubMed, Wanfang, China National Knowledge Infrastructure and VIP with the key words "multisystemic smooth muscle dysfunction syndrome" "ACTA2" . The literature retrieval was confined from January 1980 to November 2016...
August 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822385/pneumatosis-intestinalis-in-patients-receiving-tube-feeds
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Alexander C Cavalea, Robert E Heidel, Brian J Daley, Christy M Lawson, Darrell A Benton, James M McLoughlin
Pneumatosis intestinalis (PI) identified on computed tomography (CT) suggests an underlying pathology including bowel ischemia. Patients receiving tube feeds can develop PI, potentially requiring surgical intervention. We identify clinical factors in PI to predict those that may be safe to observe versus those that need immediate intervention. We retrospectively reviewed patients from a single institution from 2008 to 2016 with CT findings of PI and an enteric feeding tube. Patients who had not received tube feeds within one week of the CT were excluded...
August 1, 2017: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822016/in-situ-imaging-reveals-properties-of-purinergic-signalling-in-trigeminal-sensory-ganglia-in-vitro
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Arletta Nowodworska, Arn M J M van den Maagdenberg, Andrea Nistri, Elsa Fabbretti
Chronic pain is supported by sterile inflammation that induces sensitisation of sensory neurons to ambient stimuli including extracellular ATP acting on purinergic P2X receptors. The development of in vitro methods for drug screening would be useful to investigate cell crosstalk and plasticity mechanisms occurring during neuronal sensitisation and sterile neuroinflammation. Thus, we studied, at single-cell level, membrane pore dilation based on the uptake of a fluorescent probe following sustained ATP-gated P2X receptor function in neurons and non-neuronal cells of trigeminal ganglion cultures from wild-type (WT) and R192Q CaV2...
August 18, 2017: Purinergic Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821963/myocardial-regenerative-therapy-using-a-scaffold-free-skeletal-muscle-derived-cell-sheet-in-patients-with-dilated-cardiomyopathy-even-under-a-left-ventricular-assist-device-a-safety-and-feasibility-study
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Yasushi Yoshikawa, Shigeru Miyagawa, Koichi Toda, Atsuhiro Saito, Yasushi Sakata, Yoshiki Sawa
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Despite promising experimental results, clinically, intramyocardial myoblast injection failed to reverse remodeling and it induced arrhythmogenicity. In contrast, scaffold-free skeletal muscle-derived cell (SC) sheets attenuated cardiac dysfunction and arrhythmogenicity via paracrine effects. We report the first clinical trial of SC sheet implantation (SCSI) conducted in four patients with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) supported by a left ventricular assist device (LVAD)...
August 18, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821962/influence-of-aerobic-fitness-on-vasoreactivity-in-young-men
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Preston L Bell, Edward T Kelley, Stephanie M McCoy, Daniel P Credeur
Previous work has demonstrated a direct relationship between aerobic fitness and vasodilatory function (i.e., flow-mediated dilation; FMD); however, the relation between aerobic fitness and vasoconstrictor responsiveness (i.e., low flow-mediated constriction; L-FMC), and the overall vasoactive range (FMD + L-FMC) is unclear. PURPOSE: To test the hypothesis that L-FMC and the overall vasoactive range (FMD + L-FMC) will be related to aerobic fitness in young, healthy men. METHODS: Twenty men (age: 23 ± 5 years) were recruited, and divided evenly into a higher (HF) vs...
August 18, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821719/neural-physiological-and-behavioral-correlates-of-visuomotor-cognitive-load
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S M Hadi Hosseini, Jennifer L Bruno, Joseph M Baker, Andrew Gundran, Lene K Harbott, J Christian Gerdes, Allan L Reiss
Visuomotor ability is quite crucial for everyday functioning, particularly in driving and sports. While there is accumulating evidence regarding neural correlates of visuomotor transformation, less is known about the brain regions that accommodate visuomotor mapping under different cognitive demands. We concurrently measured cortical activity and pupillary response, using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and eye-tracking glasses, to examine the neural systems linked to pupil dilation under varying cognitive demands...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821411/diagnosis-and-treatment-in-chronic-pancreatitis-an-international-survey-and-case-vignette-study
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Yama Issa, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Paul Fockens, Marc G Besselink, Thomas L Bollen, Marco J Bruno, Marja A Boermeester
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the current opinion and clinical decision-making process of international pancreatologists, and to systematically identify key study questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis (CP) for future research. METHODS: An online survey, including questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of CP and several controversial clinical case vignettes, was send by e-mail to members of various international pancreatic associations: IHPBA, APA, EPC, ESGE and DPSG...
August 15, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821164/cape-gooseberry-physalis-peruviana-juice-as-a-modulator-agent-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-linked-apoptosis-and-cell-cycle-arrest
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Hanaa A Hassan, Hanaa M Serag, Makwan S Qadir, Mohamed Fawzy Ramadan
BACKGROUND: Cape gooseberry (Physalis peruviana) fruit is highly nutritious with high content of health-promoting compounds including minerals, phenolic compounds, as well as vitamins A and C. Physalis peruviana fruits were used as mutagenic, antispasmodic, anticoagulant, and antileucemis agents. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present work was to study the role of cape gooseberry juice (CG) as a natural modulator agent for adverse aspects associated with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
August 14, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820837/non-contrast-mr-lymphography-for-evaluation-of-lymph-node-transfer-for-secondary-upper-limb-lymphedema
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Lionel Arrivé, Sarah Derhy, Chrif Dlimi, Sanaa El Mouhadi, Laurence Monnier-Cholley, Corinne Becker
BACKGROUND: Our purpose was to evaluate the results of axillary lymph node transplantation (LNT) with non-contrast magnetic resonance (MR) lymphography in 15 patients with secondary upper limb lymphedema. METHODS: Fifteen female patients with lymphedema following breast cancer treatment underwent LNT. Non-contrast MR lymphography was obtained with a free-breathing 3D fast spin-echo sequence. Images analysis criteria included: (A) before surgery: a) severity of lymphedema graded as absent, mild, moderate, and severe; b) involvement of the muscular compartment; c) distal dilated lymphatic vessels; (B) after surgery: a) visualization of site of transplantation; b) visualization of transplanted lymph nodes; c) severity of lymphedema with regard to pretransplantation severity (i...
August 8, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820561/quadricuspid-aortic-valve-associated-with-aortic-regurgitation-mitral-regurgitation-and-aortic-dilatation
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Serkan Sivri, Serdal Bastug, Murat Can Guney, Yakup Alsancak, Elcin Ozdemir, Engin Bozkurt
The quadricuspid aortic valve (QAV) is a very uncommon congenital malformation with an estimated incidence of 0.003% to 0.043% of all congenital heart diseases. Combinations of QAV with several different congenital malformations have been described. The case is reported of a type A QAV associated with moderate aortic regurgitation, mild mitral regurgitation, and ascending aorta dilatation. This interesting case was referred for close follow up.
March 2017: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820006/an-immunohistochemical-investigation-of-renal-phospholipidosis-and-toxicity-in-rats
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Jing Ying Ma, Sandra Snook, Sheryl Garrovillo, Charles Johnson, David La
Immunohistochemical staining for the lysosome-associated membrane protein 2 (LAMP-2) has been proposed previously as an alternative to electron microscopy to identify hepatic phospholipidosis. This study used LAMP-2 immunohistochemistry (IHC) to diagnose phospholipidosis in rats exhibiting renal tubular injury. Rats were administered toreforant, a histamine H4 receptor antagonist by oral gavage at a dose of 3, 10, or 100 mg/kg/d for 6 months. Hematoxylin and eosin staining revealed renal tubular epithelial cell vacuolation, hypertrophy, degeneration, and luminal dilation in the 100 mg/kg/d group animals...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819953/impact-of-post-dilatation-on-the-reduction-of-paravalvular-leak-and-mortality-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Paweł Kleczyński, Artur Dziewierz, Marzena Daniec, Maciej Bagieński, Łukasz Rzeszutko, Danuta Sorysz, Jarosław Trębacz, Robert Sobczyński, Marek Tomala, Dariusz Dudek
BACKGROUND: Post-implantation paravalvular leak (PVL) remains a significant complication of transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). More importantly, its occurrence may impact long-term mortality. AIM: We sought to evaluate the effects of balloon post-dilatation (PD) on the reduction of PVL and mortality in patients undergoing TAVI. METHODS: A total of 101 consecutive patients undergoing TAVI were enrolled. Angiography, echocardiography, and the aortic regurgitation index (ARI) were used to assess the severity of PVL before and after balloon PD...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819918/network-analysis-of-se-and-zn-related-proteins-in-the-serum-proteomics-expression-profile-of-the-endemic-dilated-cardiomyopathy-keshan-disease
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Sen Wang, Yanyan Lv, Yingting Wang, Peiru Du, Wuhong Tan, Mikko J Lammi, Xiong Guo
Keshan disease (KD) is an endemic cardiomyopathy with high mortality. Selenium (Se) and zinc (Zn) deficiencies are closely related to KD. The molecular mechanism of KD pathogenesis is still unclear. There are only few studies on the interaction of trace elements and proteins associated with the pathogenesis of KD. In this study, isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantitation (iTRAQ)-coupled two-dimensional liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry (2DLC-MS/MS) technique analysis was used to analyze the differential expression of proteins from serum samples...
August 18, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819571/incidental-finding-of-an-undiagnosed-coarctation-of-the-aorta-causing-dilated-cardiomyopathy-in-an-adult
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Abdalla Ibrahim, Zahir Satti, Ronan Curtin
31-year-old male with no past medical history apart from high blood pressure noted by GP one week prior to admission presented with a three-week history of a flu-like illness and symptoms of heart failure with severe global left ventricular dilation and dysfunction on Transthoracic Echocardiography (TTE). Two weeks following admission he complained of left arm pain and CT upper limb confirmed embolic occlusion of the left brachial artery and incidental severe coarctation of the proximal descending aorta after the origin of the left subclavian artery...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819539/-plastic-repair-of-tricuspid-valve-carpentier-s-ring-annuloplasty-versus-de-vega-technique
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Salma Charfeddine, Rania Hammami, Faten Triki, Leila Abid, Mourad Hentati, Imed Frikha, Samir Kammoun
Tricuspid valve disease has been neglected for a long time by cardiologists and surgeons, but for some years now leakage of tricuspid valve has been demonstrated as a prognostic factor in the evolution of patients with left heart valve disease undergoing surgery. Several techniques for plastic repair of tricuspid valve have been developed and the published studies differ on the results of these techniques; we conducted this study to assess the results of plastic repair of tricuspid valve in a population of patients with a high prevalence of rheumatic disease and to compare Carpentier's ring annuloplasty techniques with DEVEGA plasty...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818400/characterization-of-the-constitutive-behavior-of-municipal-solid-waste-considering-particle-compressibility
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Xilin Lü, Xinle Zhai, Maosong Huang
This paper presents a characterization of the mechanical behavior of municipal solid waste (MSW) under consolidated drained and undrained triaxial conditions. The constitutive model was established based on a deviatoric hardening plasticity model. A power form function and incremental hyperbolic form function were proposed to describe the shear strength and the hardening role of MSW. The stress ratio that corresponds to the zero dilatancy was not fixed but depended on mean stress, making the Rowe's rule be able to describe the stress-dilatancy of MSW...
August 14, 2017: Waste Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818391/role-of-capillary-pericytes-and-precapillary-arterioles-in-the-vascular-mechanism-of-betahistine-in-a-guinea-pig-inner-ear-model
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Mattis Bertlich, Friedrich Ihler, Bernhard G Weiss, Saskia Freytag, Michael Strupp, Mark Jakob, Martin Canis
AIMS: Betahistine is a histamine analogue that is used for the treatment of Menière's disease. Animal studies showed that it increases local blood flow in the stria vascularis. In terms of its mode of action, recent studies have prompted discussion of whether betahistine actively affects cochlear microcirculation by dilations of pericytes or of precapillary arterioles or by mere downstream effects. Hence, we investigated the effects of betahistine on cochlear capillary pericytes and precapillary arterioles...
August 14, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818228/phenotypic-and-functional-transformation-in-smooth-muscle-cells-derived-from-varicose-veins
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Yongbo Xu, Yuanyuan Bei, Yuan Li, Haibo Chu
OBJECTIVE: Varicose veins (VVs) are a common disorder of venous dilation and tortuosity, but the underlying mechanism is unclear. The functional integrity and phenotypic differences of VVs are also unclear. This study tested the hypothesis that phenotypic and functional differences exist between smooth muscle cells (SMCs) derived from VVs and normal veins. METHODS: SMCs were isolated from 28 samples of varicose great saphenous veins (VGSVs) and normal great saphenous (NGSVs) and cultured...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
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