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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872983/robotic-assisted-versus-manual-prostatic-arterial-embolization-for-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-a-comparative-analysis
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Sandeep Bagla, John Smirniotopoulos, Julie C Orlando, Rachel Piechowiak
PURPOSE: Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) is a safe and efficacious procedure for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), though is technically challenging. We present our experience of technical and clinical outcomes of robotic and manual PAE in patients with BPH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: IRB-approved retrospective study of 40 consecutive patients 49-81 years old with moderate or severe grade BPH from May 2014 to July 2015: 20 robotic-assisted PAE (group 1), 20 manual PAE (group 2)...
November 21, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867170/evaluation-of-appropriate-readout-sequence-for-renal-mri-perfusion-using-astar-asl-technique
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Kyoko Takakura, Aki Kido, Koji Fujimoto, Kayo Kiguchi, Yasutaka Fushimi, Naotaka Sakashita, Tokunori Kimura, Kaori Togashi
The aim of this study was to compare true-steady state free precession (True-SSFP) with fast field echo (FFE) as readout imaging sequences for renal arterial spin labeling (ASL), and to optimize the imaging condition. Renal ASL perfusion images were acquired using signal targeting with alternated radio frequency using asymmetric inversion slab (ASTAR) technique with respiratory triggering at 3T MRI system, using either 3D True-SSFP or FFE as the readout sequence. Inversion time (TI) varied from 800 to 2400 ms...
2016: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866071/the-cd4-cd8-ratio-is-associated-with-coronary-artery-disease-cad-in-elderly-chinese-patients
#3
Pan Gao, Hong-Hui Rong, Ting Lu, Gang Tang, Liang-Yi Si, James A Lederer, Wei Xiong
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between number of circulating T cells and coronary artery disease (CAD) in an elderly Chinese population. METHODS: A total of 295 elderly inpatients (age≥60) were included in this cross-sectional study. Their clinical and biochemical characteristics were recorded. Patients were divided to two groups: control patients and CAD patients. The risk factors of CAD were explored by binary logistic regression analysis...
November 17, 2016: International Immunopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857892/arterial-ammonia-levels-prognostic-marker-in-traumatic-hemorrhage
#4
Anurag Singla, Satinder Kaur, Navjot Kaur, C S Gill
BACKGROUND: In blunt trauma, extent of hemorrhage cannot be determined by physical examination, and vital signs may also not give clear picture in all the patients, especially young healthy ones. Hemorrhagic shock has been reported to increase blood ammonia levels. Arterial ammonia was analyzed in blunt trauma abdomen patients and correlated with shock index (SI). Its predictive value was determined for timely decision of intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Hundred blunt trauma abdomen patients presented in the emergency ward of tertiary care hospital were included in the study...
October 2016: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27807637/clinical-performance-of-antibodies-to-prothrombin-and-thrombin-in-chinese-patients-with-antiphospholipid-syndrome-potential-interest-in-discriminating-patients-with-thrombotic-events-and-non-thrombotic-events
#5
Shulan Zhang, Ziyan Wu, Jing Li, Ping Li, Si Chen, Xiaoting Wen, Liubing Li, Wen Zhang, Jiuliang Zhao, Fengchun Zhang, Yongzhe Li
A hallmark feature of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is the presence of a wide spectrum of antiphospholipid antibodies. In this study, we evaluated the clinical relevance of antibodies to prothrombin (PT) (aPT) and thrombin (aThr) in Chinese patients with APS. A total of 229 subjects were tested, including 86 patients with APS [35 patients with primary APS (PAPS), 51 patients with APS associated with other diseases (APSAOD)], 104 patients with non-APS diseases (disease controls), and 39 healthy controls. Serum IgG/IgM/IgA aPT and aThr were determined by ELISA...
November 2, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27800490/resistin-enhances-inflammatory-cytokine-production-in-coronary-artery-tissues-by-activating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-signaling
#6
Fang Gao, Feifei Si, Siqi Feng, Qijian Yi, Ruixi Liu
Purpose. Kawasaki disease (KD) is a systemic vasculitis and is a leading cause of coronary artery lesions (CALs) in childhood. Our previous study has shown higher levels of serum Resistin in KD patients with coronary aneurysm. This study aimed at examining the association of Resistin with inflammatory cytokine expression in mouse model of coronary arteritis and determining the potential mechanisms. Methods. C57BL/6 mice were injected with Lactobacillus cell wall extract (LCWE) to induce coronary arteritis. The relative levels of Resistin, TNF-α, IL-1β, and MMP-9 expression and inflammatory infiltrates in the coronary arteries were determined longitudinally by quantitative RT-PCR, ELISA, and histology...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790472/arterial-stiffness-and-trace-elements-in-apparently-healthy-population-a-cross-sectional-study
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Gangapatnam Subrahmanyam, Rama Mohan Pathapati, Krishnan Ramalingam, Selvam Armugam Indira, Katari Kantha, Bhemasen Soren
INTRODUCTION: Stiffening of arteries is a natural ageing process. Any diseases/disorders or risk factors that escalate oxidative stress, microvascular inflammation and endothelial damage may promote to premature vascular stiffening. Any imbalance in these trace element levels may independently contribute to the changes in the components in the arterial wall and thus, arterial stiffness via one or more mechanisms. AIM: To evaluate the severity of arterial stiffness in apparently healthy population and also to evaluate role of various risk factors and trace elements in the severity of arterial stiffness...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784025/arterial-stiffness-and-cardiovascular-autonomic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-parkinson-s-disease
#8
Joong-Seok Kim, Si-Hoon Lee, Yoon-Sang Oh, Jeong-Wook Park, Jae-Young An, Hyun-Seok Choi, Kwang-Soo Lee
BACKGROUND: Pulse wave velocity is a marker of arterial stiffness and a surrogate marker of vascular damage. Autonomic abnormalities associated with blood pressure are relatively commonly observed in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare arterial stiffness between patients with PD and controls and investigate the associations between cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction and pulse wave velocity in PD. METHODS: One hundred twenty-five PD patients without diabetes mellitus were enrolled into this study, along with 22 age-matched controls...
October 27, 2016: Neuro-degenerative Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27749967/reducing-non-communicable-disease-via-better-detection-of-hypertension-and-alcohol-problems-in-primary-health-care-in-spain
#9
Jürgen Rehm, Gerrit Gmel, Cristina Serra, Antoni Gual
AbstractWith help of a simulation study, the potential effects of better detection of hypertension and improved screening for alcohol problems with subsequent interventions were estimated.  Results showed, that if 50% of Spanish men between 40 and 64 years of age currently not aware of their hypertension could be made aware of their condition and received usual interventions, and 50% among men with hypertension would be screened for alcohol and received interventions for hazardous drinking or treatment for alcohol use disorders, the percentage of uncontrolled hypertension among men with hypertension would decrease from 61...
September 29, 2016: Adicciones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27726242/washout-appearance-in-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mr-imaging-a-differentiating-feature-between-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-paradoxical-uptake-on-the-hepatobiliary-phase-and-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-like-nodules
#10
Jeong Woo Kim, Chang Hee Lee, Soo Byn Kim, Bit Na Park, Yang Shin Park, Jongmee Lee, Cheol Min Park
PURPOSE: To identify the most reliable imaging features for differentiating hepatocellular carcinoma with paradoxical uptake on the hepatobiliary phase (HCCpara ) from focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH)-like nodules using Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a retrospective study. Twenty patients with HCCpara and 21 patients with FNH-like nodules were included. The following MRI features were evaluated using 3.0 Tesla unit by two radiologists: signal intensity (SI) on T1-, T2-, and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), arterial enhancement pattern, washout appearance on the portal venous phase (PVP) and/or transitional phase (TP), uptake pattern on the hepatobiliary phase (HBP), "T2 scar," "EOB scar," and chemical shift on in- and out-of-phase images...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721858/incidence-and-clinical-course-of-left-ventricular-systolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-carbon-monoxide-poisoning
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Jae-Hwan Lee, Hyun-Sook Kim, Jae-Hyeong Park, Min Su Kim, Byung Joo Sun, Seung Ryu, Song Soo Kim, Seon Ah Jin, Jun Hyung Kim, Si Wan Choi, Jin-Ok Jeong, In-Sun Kwon, In-Whan Seong
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning can cause tissue hypoxia and left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) requiring intensive medical management. Our objectives were to find incidence and clinical course of LVSD CO intoxicated patients and make a clinical scoring to predict LVSD. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We included all consecutive patients with CO exposure in the emergency room. LVSD was defined by LVEF <50% assessed by echocardiography...
September 2016: Korean Circulation Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713121/microrna-130a-alleviates-human-coronary-artery-endothelial-cell-injury-and-inflammatory-responses-by-targeting-pten-via-activating-pi3k-akt-enos-signaling-pathway
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Chun-Li Song, Bin Liu, Yong-Feng Shi, Ning Liu, You-You Yan, Ji-Chang Zhang, Xin Xue, Jin-Peng Wang, Zhuo Zhao, Jian-Gen Liu, Yang-Xue Li, Xiao-Hao Zhang, Jun-Duo Wu
Our study aims to investigate the roles of microRNA-130a (miR-130a) in human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs) injury and inflammatory responses by targeting PTEN through the PI3K/Akt/eNOS signaling pathway. HCAECs were treated with 1.0 mmol/L homocysteine (HCY) and assigned into eight groups: the blank group, the negative control (NC) group, the miR-130a mimics group, the miR-130a inhibitors group, the si-PTEN group, the Wortmannin group, the miR-130a inhibitors + si-PTEN group and the miR-130a mimics + Wortmannin group...
October 4, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689830/rgd-targeting-of-human-ferritin-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-enhances-in-vivo-mri-of-vascular-inflammation-and-angiogenesis-in-experimental-carotid-disease-and-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Toshiro Kitagawa, Hisanori Kosuge, Masaki Uchida, Yasunori Iida, Ronald L Dalman, Trevor Douglas, Michael V McConnell
PURPOSE: To evaluate Arg-Gly-Asp (RGD)-conjugated human ferritin (HFn) iron oxide nanoparticles for in vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of vascular inflammation and angiogenesis in experimental carotid disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: HFn was genetically engineered to express the RGD peptide and Fe3 O4 nanoparticles were chemically synthesized inside the engineered HFn (RGD-HFn). Macrophage-rich left carotid lesions were induced by ligation in FVB mice made hyperlipidemic and diabetic (n = 14), with the contralateral right carotid serving as control...
September 30, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671949/automatic-coronary-artery-segmentation-based-on-multi-domains-remapping-and-quantile-regression-in-angiographies
#14
Zhixun Li, Yingtao Zhang, Huiling Gong, Weimin Li, Xianglong Tang
Coronary artery disease has become the most dangerous diseases to human life. And coronary artery segmentation is the basis of computer aided diagnosis and analysis. Existing segmentation methods are difficult to handle the complex vascular texture due to the projective nature in conventional coronary angiography. Due to large amount of data and complex vascular shapes, any manual annotation has become increasingly unrealistic. A fully automatic segmentation method is necessary in clinic practice. In this work, we study a method based on reliable boundaries via multi-domains remapping and robust discrepancy correction via distance balance and quantile regression for automatic coronary artery segmentation of angiography images...
August 20, 2016: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27620999/revascularization-and-muscle-adaptation-to-limb-demand-ischemia-in-diet-induced-obese-mice
#15
Hassan Albadawi, A Aria Tzika, Christian Rask-Madsen, Lindsey M Crowley, Michael W Koulopoulos, Hyung-Jin Yoo, Michael T Watkins
BACKGROUND: Obesity and type 2 diabetes are major risk factors for peripheral arterial disease in humans, which can result in lower limb demand ischemia and exercise intolerance. Exercise triggers skeletal muscle adaptation including increased vasculogenesis. The goal of this study was to determine whether demand ischemia modulates revascularization, fiber size, and signaling pathways in the ischemic hind limb muscles of mice with diet-induced obesity (DIO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: DIO mice (n = 7) underwent unilateral femoral artery ligation and recovered for 2 wks followed by 4 wks with daily treadmill exercise to induce demand ischemia...
September 2016: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27615115/quantifying-cerebrovascular-reactivity-in-anterior-and-posterior-cerebral-circulations-during-voluntary-breath-holding
#16
Christina D Bruce, Craig D Steinback, Uday V Chauhan, Jamie R Pfoh, Maria Abrosimova, Emily R Vanden Berg, Rachel J Skow, Margie H Davenport, Trevor A Day
What is the central question of this study? We developed and validated a 'stimulus index' (SI; ratio of end-tidal partial pressures of CO2 and O2 ) method to quantify cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) in anterior and posterior cerebral circulations during breath holding. We aimed to determine whether the magnitude of CVR is correlated with breath-hold duration. What is the main finding and its importance? Using the SI method and transcranial Doppler ultrasound, we found that the magnitude of CVR of the anterior and posterior cerebral circulations is not positively correlated with physiological or psychological break-point during end-inspiratory breath holding...
December 1, 2016: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608688/to-study-endothelial-dysfunction-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#17
S S Nelson, A K Khan
BACKGROUND: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with an increased morbidity and mortality. This excess mortality attributable to cardiovascular events. Endothelial dysfunction represents the earliest stage of atherosclerosis. It can be measured noninvasively by peripheral tests of function, such as pulse wave analysis. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the influence of chronic inflammatory state on endothelial function in patients with RA free of cardiovascular disease or risk factors by measuring endothelial reactivity...
October 2015: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27608005/mri-dynamically-evaluates-the-therapeutic-effect-of-recombinant-human-manf-on-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-in-rats
#18
Xian-Yun Wang, Meng-Meng Song, Si-Xing Bi, Yu-Jun Shen, Yu-Xian Shen, Yong-Qiang Yu
As an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress-inducible protein, mesencephalic astrocyte-derived neurotrophic factor (MANF) has been proven to protect dopaminergic neurons and nondopaminergic cells. Our previous studies had shown that MANF protected against ischemia/reperfusion injury. Here, we developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology to dynamically evaluate the therapeutic effects of MANF on ischemia/reperfusion injury. We established a rat focal ischemic model by using middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO)...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27585199/unintended-pulmonary-artery-ligation-during-pda-ligation
#19
Dohun Kim, Si-Wook Kim, Hong-Ju Shin, Jong-Myeon Hong, Ji Hyuk Lee, Heon-Seok Han
A 10-day-old boy was transferred to our hospital due to tachypnea. Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA), 4.8 mm in diameter, with small ASD was diagnosed on echocardiography. Surgical ligation of the ductus was performed after failure of three cycles of ibuprofen. However, the ductus remained open on routine postoperative echocardiography on the second postoperative day, and chest CT revealed inadvertent ligation of the left pulmonary artery (LPA) rather than the PDA. Emergent operation successfully reopened the clipped LPA and ligated the ductus on the same (second postoperative) day...
2016: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27577886/minimally-modified-ldl-induced-impairment-of-endothelium-dependent-relaxation-in-small-mesenteric-arteries-of-mice
#20
Gen Chen, Jun-Jie Wang, Cang-Bao Xu, Lei Cao, Jie Lin, Xu-Ping Qing, Si-Yu Liu, En-Qi Liu, Jie Li
Minimally modified low-density lipoprotein (mmLDL) is a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. The present study was designed to investigate the role of mmLDL in the endothelium-dependent relaxation of mouse mesenteric arteries. A sensitive myograph system was employed to examine the endothelial function of mesenteric arteries. mRNA and protein expression levels were determined using real-time PCR and Western blotting, respectively. The ultramicrostructure of mesenteric vascular beds was investigated using a transmission electron microscope...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Vascular Research
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