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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930591/lipoprotein-a-and-cardiovascular-disease-current-state-and-future-directions-for-an-enigmatic-lipoprotein
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Anum Saeed, Salim S Virani
Lipoprotein (a) (Lp (a)) is a complex polymorphic lipoprotein. Although structurally similar to low-density lipoprotein, Lp(a) has a glycoprotein, apolipoprotein(a) (apo(a)), attached to the apolipoprotein B-100 component. Several unique properties of Lp(a) can be attributed to the presence of apo(a). Several decades of research has improved our understanding of the structure, biochemistry, and pathophysiology of Lp(a) associated diseases. Genetic, epidemiological, and translational data indicate that elevated Lp(a) levels are likely in the causal pathway for atherosclerotic cardiovascular diseases as well as calcification of the aortic valves...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929921/clinical-implications-of-interictal-epileptiform-discharges-in-cognitive-functioning-in-cec-syndrome-with-evolution-into-epileptic-encephalopathy
#2
Paolo Bonanni, Susanna Negrin, Lisa Antoniazzi, Martina Da Rold, Franco Fabbro, Anna Serafini
In epileptic encephalopathies (EE), interictal epileptiform discharges (IEDs) contribute to cognitive impairment. The EE process has been studied in a patient affected by epilepsy with occipital calcification and celiac disease (CEC syndrome) by combining the administration of brain area stimulus specific (visual and auditory) reaction times (RT) during continuous EEG monitoring with the off-line reconstruction of auditory and visual evoked potentials (EP). Visual RT and VEP were abnormal only if recorded concomitantly to the IEDs...
September 20, 2017: Neurocase
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929356/a-high-abdominal-aortic-calcification-score-on-ct-is-a-risk-factor-for-postoperative-pancreatic-fistula-in-elderly-patients-undergoing-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#3
Nao Kakizawa, Hiroshi Noda, Fumiaki Watanabe, Kosuke Ichida, Koichi Suzuki, Toshiki Rikiyama
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the clinical significance of a CT-based evaluation of abdominal aortic calcification (AAC) in the postoperative outcomes after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) in elderly patients. METHODS: Patients 70 years of age and older who were randomly assigned to Group A were compared with those younger than 70 who were assigned to Group B in terms of preoperative and intraoperative variables and postoperative outcomes. We compared the patients with clinically relevant postoperative pancreatic fistula (CR-POPF) (Group C) to those without CR-POPF (Group D), and especially Group A...
September 19, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929334/efficacy-of-biolimus-a9-eluting-stent-for-treatment-of-right-coronary-ostial-lesion-with-intravascular-ultrasound-guidance-a-multi-center-registry
#4
Kenya Nasu, Yuji Oikawa, Maoto Habara, Shinichi Shirai, Hidetoshi Abe, Makoto Kadotani, Ryo Gotoh, Hidenari Hozawa, Hiroshi Ota, Takashi Suzuki, Yoshihisa Shibata, Masaki Tanabe, Yuya Nakagawa, Takeshi Serikawa, Shiro Nagasaka, Yasuyo Takeuchi, Yoshihide Fujimoto, Hiroshi Tamura, Yuichi Kobori, Junji Yajima, Tadanori Aizawa, Takahiko Suzuki
The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a biolimus A9-eluting stent in patients with a right coronary artery (RCA) ostial lesion. Ostial lesions of the RCA have been a limitation of percutaneous coronary intervention even in the drug-eluting stent (DES) era. However, clinical outcomes after the deployment of a second generation DES to an RCA ostial lesion with intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) guidance have not been fully elucidated. From September 2011 to March 2013, 74 patients were enrolled in 17 centers from Japan...
September 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927093/detailed-analysis-of-a-superficial-cd34-positive-fibroblastic-tumor-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Kensaku Yamaga, Akihiro Fujita, Mari Osaki, Satoshi Kuwamoto, Naoko Ishiguro, Tadahito Yamamoto, Hideki Nagashima
Superficial cluster of differentiation (CD)34-positive fibroblastic tumor (SCPFT) is a rare mesenchymal neoplasm of borderline malignancy. It is characterized by a superficial location, marked cellular pleomorphism, an extremely low incidence of mitotic figures, and strong CD34 immunohistochemical positivity. As SCPFT is a recently described neoplasm, its characteristics are yet to be fully elucidated. To the best of our knowledge, no detailed studies regarding the imaging findings and cytogenetic analyses of SCPFTs exist...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927045/correlation-analysis-between-expression-of-pcna-ki-67-and-cox-2-and-x-ray-features-in-mammography-in-breast-cancer
#6
Xiaoming Qiu, Jixin Mei, Jianjun Yin, Hong Wang, Jinqi Wang, Ming Xie
This study investigated expression of proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), proliferation-associated nuclear antigen (Ki-67) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) in tissues of breast invasive ductal carcinoma, and analyzed the correlations between these indexes and X-ray features in mammography. A total of 90 patients who were admitted to Huangshi Central Hospital and diagnosed as breast invasive ductal carcinoma from January 2014 to January 2016 were selected. The expression of PCNA, Ki-67 and COX-2 in cancer tissues and cancer-adjacent normal tissues of patients were detected by immunohistochemical staining, and X-ray features in mammography of patients were observed...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926471/role-of-fat-soluble-vitamins-in-osteoarthritis-management
#7
Xiao-Yan Zheng, Jun Liang, Yu-Sheng Li, Min Tu
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative joint disease, in which metabolic imbalance in bone is observed. The pathological mechanism of metabolic imbalance is not clear yet, but the nutritional factors, particularly the vitamins, might be intrinsic to the development and progression of OA. In this review article, we have explored databases such as PubMed, Scopus, and Google Scholar articles until the beginning of 2017 and reviewed the role of fat-soluble vitamins in pathological and therapeutic aspects of OA...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926463/progressive-elbow-contracture-and-skin-thickening-due-to-dystrophic-calcification
#8
Kanon Jatuworapruk
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 19, 2017: Journal of Clinical Rheumatology: Practical Reports on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924614/porcelain-gallbladder-often-an-overlooked-entity
#9
Sohail Iqbal, Sarfraz Ahmad, Usman Saeed, Mohammed Al-Dabbagh
Background  Porcelain gallbladder (GB) is a rare but potentially premalignant condition with minimal symptoms. Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments often tend to investigate abdominal pain through plain radiographs, which are occasionally reported by radiologists, thereby leaving behind few uncommon conditions, such as porcelain gallbladder unreported. Objectives  We present three cases of porcelain GB in which initial diagnosis was not considered due to the presence of various other calcifications in the upper abdomen...
October 2017: Surg J (N Y)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924388/spatiotemporal-expression-of-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-during-morphogenesis-and-odontogenesis-of-deciduous-molar-in-miniature-pig
#10
Xiaoshan Wu, Yan Li, Fu Wang, Lei Hu, Yang Li, Jinsong Wang, Chunmei Zhang, Songlin Wang
The canonical Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway has been shown to play essential roles in tooth initiation and early tooth development. However, the role of Wnt/β-catenin signaling in cusp patterning and crown calcification in large mammals are largely unknown. In our previous study, miniature pigs were used as the animal model due to the similarity of tooth anatomy and replacement pattern between miniature pig and human. Dynamic gene expression of third deciduous molar (DM3) in miniature pig at early stages was profiled using microarray method and expression of Wnt genes was significantly correlate with odontogenesis...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924251/cyanobacterial-exopolymer-properties-differentiate-microbial-carbonate-fabrics
#11
Fumito Shiraishi, Yusaku Hanzawa, Tomoyo Okumura, Naotaka Tomioka, Yu Kodama, Hiroki Suga, Yoshio Takahashi, Akihiro Kano
Although environmental changes and evolution of life are potentially recorded via microbial carbonates, including laminated stromatolites and clotted thrombolites, factors controlling their fabric are still a matter of controversy. Herein, we report that the exopolymer properties of different cyanobacterial taxa primarily control the microbial carbonates fabrics in modern examples. This study shows that the calcite encrustation of filamentous Phormidium sp. secreting acidic exopolymers forms the laminated fabric of stromatolites, whereas the encrustation of coccoid Coelosphaeriopsis sp...
September 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923693/novel-paclitaxel-coated-scoring-ballon-for-de-novo-complex-coronary-lesions-first-report
#12
Gaetano di Palma, Bernardo Cortese
Drug-coated balloons (DCB) are being used for in-stent restenosis treatment and there is some preliminary experience in other coronary settings, including small vessels and side branches. Scoring balloons (SB) are a useful tool for the preparation of fibro-calcific lesions. Because of the controlled micro-dissections that SB induce, it has been hypothesized that they may have a role in helping paclitaxel deliverability inside the vessel wall. The AngioSculpt®X (Spectranetics) is a novel paclitaxel-coated SB with encouraging preliminary data for the treatment of in-stent restenosis...
August 12, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923331/effects-of-low-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-on-coronary-artery-calcification-progression-according-to-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-levels
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Da Young Lee, Ji Hyun Kim, Se Eun Park, Cheol-Young Park, Ki-Won Oh, Sung-Woo Park, Eun-Jung Rhee, Won-Young Lee
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Previous studies reported that many patients are at high risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) despite achieving recommended low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels. Therefore, we investigated whether the association between LDL-C and the risk for incident CVD differed according to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) levels using coronary artery calcium score (CACS) progression as a surrogate marker for predicting CVD. METHODS: We investigated 2132 Korean men in a health screening program, in which CACS was measured at baseline and after 4 years...
April 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923299/masson-s-tumor-revealed-by-an-intracerebral-hematoma-case-report-and-a-review-of-the-literature
#14
C Salaud, D Loussouarn, K Buffenoir, T Riem
We report the case of a 56-year-old woman who underwent total resection of a Masson's tumor or intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH), which was discovered due to a left temporal intracerebral hematoma revealed by aphasia. IPEH is more often localized on cutaneous and subcutaneous locations, intracranial IPEH are rare and only approximately twenty cases have been published to date. These tumors are a benign vascular lesion composed of papillary intravascular proliferation of epithelial cellular associated thrombosis with fibrin deposits responsible for vascular lumen obliteration...
September 15, 2017: Neuro-Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922978/6-year-old-sheep-as-a-clinically-relevant-large-animal-model-for-aortic-valve-replacement-using-tissue-engineered-grafts-based-on-decellularized-allogenic-matrix
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Karolina Theodoridis, Igor Tudorache, Serghei Cebotari, Tanja Meyer, Alexandru Calistru, Samir Sarikouch, Cristoph Bara, Axel Haverich, Andres Hilfiker
Tissue-engineered (TE) grafts based on decellularized grafts have shown very promising results in preclinical and clinical studies. However, in animal models valves have either been tested in juvenile models or in the clinically less relevant pulmonary valve position. In this study, we tested the grafts in the aortic valve (AV) position of 6-year old sheep, as geriatric patients in need of an aortic valve substitute due to calcification are the largest patient group benefiting from TE grafts. Decellularized AV (n=4) and decellularized AV additionally re-endothelialized with autologous cells (n=3) were implanted in the aortic valve position of 6-year-old female sheep...
September 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921521/a-paradigm-for-evaluation-and-management-of-the-maxillary-sinus-before-dental-implantation
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Yi-Wei Chen, Fu-Ying Lee, Po-Hung Chang, Chi-Che Huang, Chia-Hsiang Fu, Chien-Chia Huang, Ta-Jen Lee
OBJECTIVES: To determine a paradigm for evaluating and managing maxillary sinus conditions before dental implantation via preoperative sinonasal assessment. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: Eighty-four patients who underwent dental implantation with or without sinus augmentation were included. Maxillary sinus conditions were classified into groups 1 to 6 according to cone-beam computed tomography (CT) findings: 1) nonspecific findings, 2) solitary polyp or cyst, 3) mucosal thickening, 4) air-fluid level or fluid accumulation, 5) near-total opacification of the maxillary or other paranasal sinus, and 6) calcification spots in the maxillary sinus...
September 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921047/child-dermoid-cyst-mimicking-a-craniopharyngioma-the-benefit-of-mri-t2-weighted-diffusion-sequence
#17
Aymeric Amelot, Alin Borha, Raphael Calmon, Patrick Barbet, Stephanie Puget
BACKGROUND: Brain dermoid cysts are very rare lesions. Although benign, these cysts may be associated with devastating complications due to mass effect or meningitis. The discovery of completely asymptomatic dermoid cysts in the pediatric population is exceedingly rare. Despite the advances in imaging modalities, it sometimes remains difficult to exclude the differential diagnosis of craniopharyngioma. CASE REPORT: We describe a 12-year-old boy addressed for suspicion of craniopharyngioma diagnosed by decreased visual acuity, bitemporal hemianopia and a CT scan showing a large hypodense suprasellar lesion with intralesional calcifications...
September 18, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920897/automated-analysis-of-unregistered-multi-view-mammograms-with-deep-learning
#18
Gustavo Carneiro, Jacinto Nascimento, Andrew P Bradley
We describe an automated methodology for the analysis of unregistered cranio-caudal (CC) and medio-lateral oblique (MLO) mammography views in order to estimate the patient's risk of developing breast cancer. The main innovation behind this methodology lies in the use of deep learning models for the problem of jointly classifying unregistered mammogram views and respective segmentation maps of breast lesions (i.e., masses and micro-calcifications). This is a holistic methodology that can classify a whole mammographic exam, containing the CC and MLO views and the segmentation maps, as opposed to the classification of individual lesions, which is the dominant approach in the field...
September 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920090/reconstructing-coral-calcification-fluid-dissolved-inorganic-carbon-chemistry-from-skeletal-boron-an-exploration-of-potential-controls-on-coral-aragonite-b-ca
#19
Nicola Allison
The boron geochemistry of coral skeletons reflects the dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) chemistry of the calcification fluid from which the skeletons precipitates and may be a valuable tool to investigate the effects of climate change on coral calcification. In this paper I calculate the predicted B/Ca of aragonite precipitating from seawater based fluids as a function of pH, [DIC] and [Ca(2+)]. I consider how different co-precipitating DIC species affect aragonite B/Ca and also estimate the impact of variations in the B(OH)4(-)/co-precipitating DIC aragonite partition coefficient (KD), which may be associated with changes in the DIC and Ca(2+) chemistry of the calcification fluid...
August 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918858/coronary-ct-angiography-features-of-ruptured-and-high-risk-atherosclerotic-plaques-correlation-with-intra-vascular-ultrasound
#20
Daniel R Obaid, Patrick A Calvert, Adam Brown, Deepa Gopalan, Nick E J West, James H F Rudd, Martin R Bennett
BACKGROUND: Features of ruptured and high-risk plaque have been described on coronary computed tomography angiography (coronary CTA), but not systematically assessed against intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). We examined the ability of coronary CTA to identify IVUS defined ruptured plaque and Virtual Histology Intravascular Ultrasound (VH-IVUS) defined thin-cap fibroatheroma (TCFA). METHODS: Sixty-three patients (32 with acute coronary syndrome and 31 with stable angina) underwent coronary CTA, IVUS and VH-IVUS...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
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