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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891472/characteristics-of-extension-and-de-novo-recurrent-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
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Anthony Main, Andrew Starovoytov, Amir Sabbaghan, Eve Aymong, G B John Mancini, Jacqueline Saw
AIMS: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is an under-recognized and important cause of myocardial infarction in young women. Recurrent SCAD is frequent but poorly understood. We aim to explore the clinical and angiographic characteristics, and outcomes of recurrent SCAD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Patients with SCAD extension or recurrence prospectively followed at Vancouver General Hospital were included in this retrospective study. SCAD diagnosis was confirmed by 2 experienced cardiologists...
September 12, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890766/some-biological-aspects-of-bigeye-scad-selar-crumenophthalmus-from-bangaa-faru-maldives
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Nik Fadzly, Shaza Adeeb, Amir Shah Ruddin Md Sah
In this paper, we studied some biological aspects of big eye scad (Selar crumenophthalmus) from Maldives. The fish sample was collected from the local fish market at Bangaa Faru, Male, Maldives. The length of the samples were ranged from 7.7 cm to 24.5 cm (mean value = 16.85 ± 2.82 cm) in fork length. Body weight ranged between 8 g to 255.6 g (mean value = 87.76 ± 40.41 g). The exponent values (b slope) of lengthweight relationship of S. crumenophthalmus are 2.9838 for females and 2.7687 for males; indicating negative allometric growth pattern for both sexes...
July 2017: Tropical Life Sciences Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884028/spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-a-rare-manifestation-of-alport-syndrome
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Amornpol Anuwatworn, Prince Sethi, Kelly Steffen, Orvar Jonsson, Marian Petrasko
Alport syndrome (AS) is a genetic disorder due to inheritance of genetic mutations which lead to production of abnormal type IV collagen. AS has been associated with renal, auditory, and ocular diseases due to the presence of abnormal alpha chains of type IV collagen in the glomerulus, cochlea, cornea, lens, and retina. The resulting disorder includes hereditary nephritis, corneal opacities, anterior lenticonus, fleck retinopathy, temporal retinal thinning, and sensorineural deafness. Aortic and aortic valve pathologies have been described as extrarenal manifestations of AS in multiple case reports...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858656/achieving-the-interfacial-polarization-on-c-fe3c-heterojunction-structures-for-highly-efficient-lightweight-microwave-absorption
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Yanan Zhang, Wei Liu, Bin Quan, Guangbin Ji, Jianna Ma, Daoran Li, Wei Meng
Design of dielectric/magnetic heterostructure and multiple interfaces is a challenge for the microwave absorption. Thus, in this study, a novel C/Fe3C nanocomposites have been fabricated by annealing the precursors obtained by the facile chemical blowing of polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) and Fe(NO3)3·9H2O. By changing the content of Fe(NO3)3·9H2O, the honeycomb-like structure with scads of pores and electromagnetic parameters could be successfully tailored. When the addition of Fe(NO3)3·9H2O is ranging from 1 to 2g, honeycomb-structured nanocomposites possess high performance microwave absorption when mixed with 90wt% paraffin...
August 23, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28855608/finding-disagreement-pathway-signatures-and-constructing-an-ensemble-model-for-cancer-classification
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Qiaosheng Zhang, Jie Li, Dong Wang, Yadong Wang
Cancer classification based on molecular level is a relatively routine research procedure with advances in high-throughput molecular profiling techniques. However, the number of genes typically far exceeds the number of the sample size in gene expression studies. The existing gene selection methods are almost based on statistics and machine learning, overlooking relevant biological principles or knowledge while working with biological data. Here, we propose a robust ensemble learning paradigm, which incorporates multiple pathways information, to predict cancer classification...
August 30, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844446/recurrent-unexpected-myocardial-infarction-in-a-young-woman-insights-on-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-and-multimodality-imaging
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Vincent Roule, Katrien Blanchart, Adrien Lemaitre, Mathieu Bignon, Rémi Sabatier, Farzin Beygui
A 45-year-old female was admitted for a transient anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Coronary angiogram showed a diffuse severe stenosis of the distal left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery, which was managed medically. Three years later, a recurrent transient anterior STEMI led to a second coronary angiography showing a tubular stenosis of the mid-LAD with normal distal coronary bed. An optical coherence tomography (OCT) revealed a spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) with an extensive compressive mural hematoma without any intimal tear...
July 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844118/mdco-216-does-not-induce-adverse-immunostimulation-in-contrast-to-its-predecessor-etc-216
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Joannes A A Reijers, D G Kallend, K E Malone, J W Jukema, P L J Wijngaard, J Burggraaf, M Moerland
PURPOSE: Aim of this study was to demonstrate that MDCO-216 (human recombinant Apolipoprotein A-I Milano) does not induce adverse immunostimulation, in contrast to its predecessor, ETC-216, which was thought to contain host cell proteins (HCPs) that elicited an inflammatory reaction. METHODS: Data were taken from a clinical trial in which 24 healthy volunteers (HV) and 24 patients with proven stable coronary artery disease (sCAD) received a single intravenous dose of MDCO-216, ranging 5-40 mg/kg...
August 26, 2017: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838364/spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-clinical-outcomes-and-risk-of-recurrence
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Jacqueline Saw, Karin Humphries, Eve Aymong, Tara Sedlak, Roshan Prakash, Andrew Starovoytov, G B John Mancini
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is underdiagnosed and an important cause of myocardial infarction (MI), especially in young women. Long-term cardiovascular outcomes, including recurrent SCAD, are inadequately reported. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to describe the acute and long-term cardiovascular outcomes and assess the predictors of recurrent SCAD. METHODS: Nonatherosclerotic SCAD patients were prospectively followed at Vancouver General Hospital systematically to ascertain baseline, predisposing and precipitating stressors, angiographic features, revascularization, use of medication, and in-hospital and long-term cardiovascular events...
August 29, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817535/can-prasugrel-decrease-the-extent-of-periprocedural-myocardial-injury-during-elective-pci
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Mariusz Tomaniak, Łukasz Kołtowski, Janusz Kochman, Zenon Huczek, Adam Rdzanek, Arkadiusz Pietrasik, Aleksandra Gasecka, Sylwia Gajda, Grzegorz Opolski, Krzysztof J Filipiak
INTRODUCTION    Periprocedural myocardial injury may be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events. The evidence on safety and efficacy of more potent P2Y12 antagonists in reduction of periprocedural myocardial injury among patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) with inadequate response to clopidogrel is limited.  OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to evaluate the impact of prasugrel on the incidence of periprocedural myocardial injury among patients undergoing elective PCI with inadequate response to clopidogrel diagnosed by point-of-care genotyping and platelet function testing (PFT)...
August 17, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815313/epidemiology-and-cerebrovascular-events-related-to-cervical-and-intracranial-arteries-dissection-the-experience-of-the-city-of-pisa
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N Giannini, L Ulivi, M Maccarrone, V Montano, G Orlandi, E Ferrari, C Cravcenco, U Bonuccelli, M Mancuso
Spontaneous dissection of cervical arteries (sCAD) is a major cause of ischemic stroke in young patients, with an incidence varying from 1.7 to 3/100,000/year for extracranial internal carotid artery (ICAD) and 1 to 1.9/100,000/year for extracranial vertebral artery (VAD). Reliable epidemiological data on stroke incidence related to sCAD are scarce in Italy. This study aims to evaluate the incidence, clinical features, and outcome of cerebrovascular events related to sCAD and spontaneous intracranial arteries dissections (sIAD) in the city of Pisa (Italy)...
August 16, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811677/the-relationship-between-vegfa-and-tgfb1-polymorphisms-and-target-lesion-revascularization-after-elective-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
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Tadeusz Osadnik, Andrzej Lekston, Kamil Bujak, Joanna Katarzyna Strzelczyk, Lech Poloński, Mariusz Gąsior
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The specific association between genetic variation and in-stent restenosis is still only partly understood. The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between functional polymorphisms in the genes encoding vascular endothelial growth factor A (VEGF-A; rs699947) and transforming growth factor beta 1 (TGF-β1; rs1800470) and target lesion revascularization (TLR) risk. METHODS: A total of 676 patients (805 lesions) with stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) who received elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with at least one bare-metal stent implantation were included...
2017: Disease Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804589/spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-an-under-recognized-cause-of-acute-coronary-syndromes
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Hanan Al Naabi, Hatim Al Lawati
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare condition that is often underdiagnosed given limitations of conventional cineangiography. In addition to the diagnostic challenge, the condition poses a major therapeutic dilemma given paucity of literature to guide management. We report the case of a 55-year-old woman, who presented with acute coronary syndrome. Coronary angiography at the time of the index hospitalization revealed type 2 SCAD. She was managed conservatively. Repeat coronary angiography three months later showed complete resolution of the previously noted dissection...
July 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801278/-a-rare-case-of-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-after-emotional-stress-in-a-postmenopausal-woman
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Yuan DU, Ke Han, Ling Bai, Ping Liu
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of acute myocardial infarction. While its etiology and pathogenesis remain not fully understood, SCAD occurs most frequently in patients at a young age and of a female gender. We report a case of SCAD in a 52-year-old healthy postmenopausal woman who developed acute myocardial infarction and subsequent ventricular aneurysm after emotional stress. This case may provide valuable insight into this rare disease and highlights the importance of psychological factors as contributing factors of SCAD in postmenopausal women with acute onset of chest pain...
August 20, 2017: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780663/spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-and-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Sahar Naderi
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a non-atherosclerotic, non-traumatic cause of coronary artery dissection. SCAD is the most common cause of myocardial infarction in pregnancy or the postpartum period and results in significant cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the pregnant population. It is important to consider pregnancy-associated spontaneous coronary artery dissection (PASCAD) high on the differential for a pregnant woman who presents with symptoms consistent with acute coronary syndrome...
September 2017: Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774653/evaluation-of-a-train-the-trainer-program-for-stable-coronary-artery-disease-management-in-community-settings-a-pilot-study
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Zhiyun Shen, Changying Jiang, Liqun Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and effectiveness of conducting a train-the-trainer (TTT) program for stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) management in community settings. METHODS: The study involved two steps: (1) tutors trained community nurses as trainers and (2) the community nurses trained patients. 51 community nurses attended a 2-day TTT program and completed questionnaires assessing knowledge, self-efficacy, and satisfaction. By a feasibility and non-randomized control study, 120 SCAD patients were assigned either to intervention group (which received interventions from trained nurses) or control group (which received routine management)...
July 24, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774329/feature-selection-through-validation-and-un-censoring-of-endovascular-repair-survival-data-for-predicting-the-risk-of-re-intervention
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Omneya Attallah, Alan Karthikesalingam, Peter J E Holt, Matthew M Thompson, Rob Sayers, Matthew J Bown, Eddie C Choke, Xianghong Ma
BACKGROUND: Feature selection (FS) process is essential in the medical area as it reduces the effort and time needed for physicians to measure unnecessary features. Choosing useful variables is a difficult task with the presence of censoring which is the unique characteristic in survival analysis. Most survival FS methods depend on Cox's proportional hazard model; however, machine learning techniques (MLT) are preferred but not commonly used due to censoring. Techniques that have been proposed to adopt MLT to perform FS with survival data cannot be used with the high level of censoring...
August 3, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766909/first-reported-case-of-magnesium-made-bioresorbable-scaffold-to-treat-spontaneous-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-dissection
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Giorgio Quadri, Francesco Tomassini, Enrico Cerrato, Ferdinando Varbella
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is a rare cause of Acute Coronary Syndrome. Although its treatment is still debated, use of Bioreasorbable Scaffold was recently advocated as an attractive option in this setting. We report the first case, to our knowledge, of a new magnesium-made Bioresorbable Scaffold implantation in a young woman presenting with Non-ST- Elevation Myocardial Infarction and a rapid worsening SCAD.
August 2, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756729/clinical-impact-of-intravascular-ultrasound-guidance-during-endovascular-treatment-of-subclavian-artery-disease
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Wen-Jung Chung, Yoshimitsu Soga, Yusuke Tomoi, Masahiko Fujihara, Shinya Okazaki, Yasutaka Yamauchi, Yoshiaki Shintani, Kenji Suzuki
PURPOSE: To evaluate the short- and long-term efficacy of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance during endovascular treatment (EVT) of subclavian artery disease. METHODS: The multicenter SCALLOP registry (SubClavian Artery disease treated with endovascuLar therapy; muLticenter retrOsPective registry) was interrogated to identify 542 patients who underwent successful EVT for SCAD between January 2003 and December 2012. Lesions were classified according to the use of IVUS guidance: 177 patients (mean age 68...
July 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747075/current-management-of-spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection
#19
Teresa Bastante, Javier Cuesta, Marcos García-Guimaraes, Fernando Rivero, Ramon Maruri, David Adlan, Fernando Alfonso
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) remains an infrequent and elusive clinical entity of unknown etiology. However, our knowledge of SCAD has been significantly enriched in recent years. Large and prospective contemporary series have increased the interest in this disease with fewer patients misdiagnosed and a growing number of cases recognized in daily clinical practice. Classically, SCAD was thought to present mainly in young women without traditional atherosclerotic risk factors but, actually, most patients are middle-aged and are not free from coronary risk factors...
August 2017: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728686/spontaneous-coronary-artery-dissection-associated-with-pregnancy
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MULTICENTER STUDY
Marysia S Tweet, Sharonne N Hayes, Elisabeth Codsi, Rajiv Gulati, Carl H Rose, Patricia J M Best
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD) is the most common cause of pregnancy-associated myocardial infarction and remains poorly characterized. OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess presentation, clinical factors, and outcomes of pregnancy-associated spontaneous coronary artery dissection (P-SCAD) compared with spontaneous coronary artery dissection not associated with pregnancy (NP-SCAD). METHODS: A Mayo Clinic registry was established in 2010 to include comprehensive retrospective and prospective SCAD data...
July 25, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
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