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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140981/wavelet-brain-angiography-suggests-arteriovenous-pulse-wave-phase-locking
#1
William E Butler
When a stroke volume of arterial blood arrives to the brain, the total blood volume in the bony cranium must remain constant as the proportions of arterial and venous blood vary, and by the end of the cardiac cycle an equivalent volume of venous blood must have been ejected. I hypothesize the brain to support this process by an extraluminally mediated exchange of information between its arterial and venous circulations. To test this I introduce wavelet angiography methods to resolve single moving vascular pulse waves (PWs) in the brain while simultaneously measuring brain pulse motion...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140571/is-overactive-bladder-microvasculature-disease-a-component-of-systemic-atheroscleorosis
#2
Ahmet Ozgur Yeniel, Ahmet Mete Ergenoglu, Reci Meseri, Erkan Kismali, Anıl Ari, Gulgun Kavukcu, Hikmet H Aydin, Handan Ak, Sevcan Atay, Ismail Mete Itil
AIMS: To evaluate the relationship between overactive bladder (OAB) and systemic atherosclerosis in a cohort of women. METHODS: In this case-control study, we assessed atherosclerosis indicators, such as Framingham risk scores and carotid and femoral artery intima-media thickness, and evaluated possible bladder wall responses to atherosclerosis using endovaginal color Doppler ultrasound and the detection of urinary cytokines in women with OAB and in controls. Quantitative assessment of blood perfusion at the bladder neck was performed using a method that allows for the dynamic monitoring of flow in a predefined region of interest at every point of the cardiac cycle...
November 15, 2017: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132775/-maternal-deaths-due-to-cardiovascular-disease-results-from-the-french-confidential-enquiry-into-maternal-deaths-2010-2012
#3
D Chassard, E Verspyck
Between 2010 and 2012, 29 maternal deaths were caused by cardiovascular disease, i.e. an overall maternal mortality ratio of 1.2 per 100,000 live births. Deaths occurred in pre-existing heart disease (n=19), peripartum cardiomyopathy (n=5), or arterial rupture (n=5). Care was considered non-optimal in three of five patients with congenital heart disease and due to delayed management by specialized teams. Pregnant patients with heart disease should be considered to be at high risk of mortality or severe cardiovascular complications and therefore reoriented as soon as possible to a perinatal center with the expertise of these pathologies...
November 10, 2017: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132574/major-abdominal-trauma-critical-decisions-and-new-frontiers-in-management
#4
REVIEW
Megan Brenner, Christopher Hicks
A standardized approach should be used with a patient with abdominal trauma, including primary and secondary surveys, followed by additional diagnostic testing as indicated. Specific factors can make the diagnosis of serious abdominal trauma challenging, particularly in the face of multiple and severe injuries, unknown mechanism of injury, altered mental status, and impending or complete cardiac arrest. Advances in technology in diagnosis and/or treatment with ultrasound, helical computed tomography, and resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) have significantly advanced trauma care, and are still the focus of current and ongoing investigations...
February 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132512/ultrasound-and-other-innovations-for-fluid-management-in-the-icu
#5
REVIEW
Mark Blum, Paula Ferrada
Ultrasound is a user-dependent tool that can help guide therapy. The use of ultrasound to guide central line placement decreases complication rates. Cardiac ultrasound can help with the diagnosis of cases of hypotension. Lung and pleura ultrasound is a useful adjunct for diagnosis causes of desaturation. Abdominal ultrasound can help in rapid visitation of fluid and intra-abdominal structures.
December 2017: Surgical Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131073/an-introduction-to-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-nephrologists
#6
Emily H Chang
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an emerging technology with no known nephrotoxicity. CEUS has been utilized in cardiac and abdominal imaging for decades in Asia and Europe and has recently received greater attention in the United States with its approval for characterization of indeterminate liver lesions. Emerging data suggest that CEUS has potential as a diagnostic imaging tool among individuals who have contraindications to CT and MRI. Few nephrologists are aware of CEUS and even fewer are aware of its potential applications among individuals with kidney disease...
November 9, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130772/assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-using-the-myocardial-performance-index-in-term-fetuses-that-develop-intrapartum-compromise
#7
Amal A Alsolai, Larissa N Bligh, Ristan M Greer, Alexander Gooi, Sailesh Kumar
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the prelabour left ventricular myocardial Performance Index (LVMPI) and intrapartum fetal compromise (IFC) in low risk term pregnancies. METHODS: A blinded, prospective observational cohort study at the Mater Mother's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. A cohort of 284 women with uncomplicated singleton pregnancies underwent fortnightly ultrasound from 36 weeks until delivery. The LVMPI was assessed by conventional Doppler ultrasound and correlated with intrapartum outcomes...
November 12, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128035/bedside-identification-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism-with-point-of-care-transesophageal-echocardiography
#8
Tomislav Jelic, Melanie Baimel, Jordan Chenkin
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in those who are hemodynamically unstable and cannot be imaged to confirm the diagnosis. Echocardiography can allow for rapid assessment of patients in shock, but requires adequate transthoracic windows to obtain clinically useful information. Emergency physician-performed transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) may be a useful tool when transthoracic echocardiography fails. CASE REPORT: An 86-year-old woman presented to the emergency department after a fall at home...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122964/enhanced-muscle-blood-flow-with-intermittent-pneumatic-compression-of-the-lower-leg-during-plantar-flexion-exercise-and-recovery
#9
Kathryn A Zuj, Chekema N Prince, Richard L Hughson, Sean D Peterson
This study tested the hypothesis that intermittent compression of the lower limb would increase blood flow during exercise and post-exercise recovery. Data were collected from 12 healthy individuals (8 men) who performed three minutes of standing plantar flexion exercise. Three conditions were tested: no applied compression (NoComp), compression during the exercise period only (ExComp), and compression during two minutes of standing post-exercise recovery (RecComp). Doppler ultrasound was used to determine superficial femoral artery (SFA) blood flow responses...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121231/advances-in-cardiac-ultrasound-davos-2018
#10
Petros Nihoyannopoulos, Jeroen J Bax
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 7, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121226/optical-frequency-domain-imaging-vs-intravascular-ultrasound-in-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-opinion-trial-one-year-angiographic-and-clinical-results
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Takashi Kubo, Toshiro Shinke, Takayuki Okamura, Kiyoshi Hibi, Gaku Nakazawa, Yoshihiro Morino, Junya Shite, Tetsuya Fusazaki, Hiromasa Otake, Ken Kozuma, Tetsuya Ioji, Hideaki Kaneda, Takeshi Serikawa, Toru Kataoka, Hisayuki Okada, Takashi Akasaka
Aims: Optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) is a recently developed, light-based, high-resolution intravascular imaging technique. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a widely used, conventional imaging technique for guiding percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). We aimed to demonstrate the non-inferiority of OFDI-guided PCI compared with IVUS-guided PCI in terms of clinical outcomes. Methods and results: We did a prospective, multicentre, randomized (ratio 1:1), active-controlled, non-inferiority study to compare head-to-head OFDI vs...
November 7, 2017: European Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120452/vascular-aging-and-cardiac-maladaptation-in-growth-restricted-preterm-infants
#12
A Sehgal, B J Allison, S M Gwini, S Menahem, S L Miller, G R Polglase
OBJECTIVE: To assess arterial morphology and mechanics in preterm infants with fetal growth restriction (FGR) compared with those appropriate for gestational age (AGA) in the early neonatal period. STUDY DESIGN: This observational study involved 20 preterm FGR infants (28 to 32 weeks) of gestational age (GA) and birth weight (BW) <10th centile and 20 preterm AGA infants. Vascular ultrasound was performed to measure aortic properties. RESULTS: GA and BW of FGR and AGA infants were 29...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118996/predictors-of-risk-for-sudden-death-in-childhood-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-the-importance-of-the-ecg-risk-score
#13
Ingegerd Östman-Smith, Gunnar Sjöberg, Annika Rydberg, Per Larsson, Eva Fernlund
Objective: To establish which risk factors are predictive for sudden death in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) diagnosed in childhood. Methods: A Swedish national cohort of patients with HCM diagnosed <19 years of age was collected between 1972 and 2014, consisting of 155 patients with available ECGs, with average follow-up of 10.9±(SD 9.0) years, out of whom 32 had suffered sudden death or cardiac arrest (SD/CA group). Previously proposed risk factors and clinical features, ECG and ultrasound measures were compared between SD/CA group and patients surviving >2 years (n=100), and features significantly more common in SD/CA group were further analysed with univariate and multivariate Cox hazard regression in the total cohort...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116970/assessment-of-tricuspid-annular-motion-by-speckle-tracking-in-anesthetized-patients-using-transesophageal-echocardiography
#14
Tao Shen, Michael H Picard, Lanqi Hua, Sara M Burns, Michael N Andrawes
BACKGROUND: The perioperative assessment of right ventricular (RV) function remains a challenge. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) using M-mode is a widely used measure of RV function. However, accurate alignment of the ultrasound beam with the direction of annular movement can be difficult with transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) to measure TAPSE, precluding effective use of M-mode to measure annular excursion. Tracking of specular reflectors in the myocardium may provide an angle-independent method to assess annular motion with TEE...
November 7, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114418/stop-being-so-sensitive-an-exceptionally-rare-report-of-ustekinumab-induced-sub-acute-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis
#15
Azka Ali, Jason Chertoff, Christopher Harden, Dara Wakefield, James Wynne
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HSP) is a rare syndrome characterised by granulomatous inflammatory lung disease due to repeated sensitisation from a specific antigen. We present the case of a 61-year old male veteran with a history of nodular eczema who presented with 2 weeks of progressive dyspnoea on exertion and pleuritic chest pain. The patient was started on ustekinumab 5 weeks prior to presentation. Initial workup revealed ground-glass opacities on computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest. Cardiac workup was unrevealing with a normal myocardial perfusion stress test...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113887/injectable-silk-fibroin-hydrogels-functionalized-with-microspheres-as-adult-stem-cells-carrier-systems
#16
Matteo Ciocci, Ilaria Cacciotti, Dror Seliktar, Sonia Melino
Hydrogels are good candidate materials for cell delivery scaffolds because they can mimic the physical, chemical, electrical and biological properties of most of the native tissues. In this study, composite biosynthetic hydrogels were produced by combining the bio-functionality of silk fibroin (SF) with the structural versatility of polyethylene-glycol-diacrylated (PEGDa). The formation of a photopolymerizable PEGDa-SF hydrogel (PSFHy) was optimized for 3D-cell culture. Functionalization of the 3D-PSFHy with protein microspheres (MS) was required to increase the porosity and cell-adhesive properties of the material...
November 4, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112643/assessment-of-fetal-congenital-heart-diseases-by-4-dimensional-ultrasound-using-spatiotemporal-image-correlation-pictorial-review
#17
Edward Araujo Júnior, Gabriele Tonni, Nathalie Jeanne Bravo-Valenzuela, Fabricio Da Silva Costa, Simon Meagher
The aim of this pictorial review is to describe the technical advances achieved through the application of 4-dimensional (4D) ultrasound using spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) over conventional 2-dimensional ultrasound in the prenatal detection of congenital heart disease (CHD). Spatiotemporal image correlation is a volume imaging technique that simplifies fetal heart studies while providing more diagnostic information than is typically available from traditional 2-dimensional studies. Four-dimensional software allows the study of cardiac anatomy and function during a single cardiac cycle and has greatly contributed to diagnostic enhancement of CHD...
November 6, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112510/prediction-of-postpercutaneous-coronary-intervention-myocardial-infarction-insights-from-intravascular-imaging-coronary-flow-and-biomarker-evaluation
#18
Stephen P Hoole, Jules Hernández-Sánchez, Adam J Brown, Joel P Giblett, Martin R Bennett, Nick E J West
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous coronary intervention-induced myocardial infarction (PMI) has prognostic significance. Identifying patients at high risk for PMI is desirable as it may alter strategy and facilitate early preventative therapy. We therefore sought to establish whether preprocedural demographic, interventional (plaque characteristics and coronary microcirculatory function), and inflammatory, endothelial damage, and platelet-derived biomarker data could predict the risk of PMI. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed target vessel pressure wire to assess fractional flow reserve, index of microcirculatory resistance (IMR) and coronary flow reserve, plaque characterization by virtual histology intravascular ultrasound, and assayed peripheral biomarkers before uncomplicated PCI in 88 patients...
November 6, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110981/distributive-shock-in-a-neonate-with-diffuse-infantile-hepatic-hemangioma
#19
James Brown, Rajan Arora, Usha Sethuraman
BACKGROUND: Hemangiomas are common cutaneous findings on healthy infants. These vascular malformations are generally benign, though in rare circumstances they can potentially be fatal. This is particularly true when the hemangiomas are large or numerous and occurring in visceral organs. Previously unrecognized visceral hemangiomas are part of the differential for any neonate presenting unexpectedly in shock. CASE REPORT: A 10-day-old neonate presented to the pediatric emergency department with difficulty breathing...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109008/the-pathogenic-gene-screening-in-a-chinese-familial-dilated-cardiomyopathy-pedigree-from-hubei
#20
Yongnan Lyu, Jingjing Chen, Hongxin Xu
Dilated cardiomyopathy arises from mutations in many genes. TTN, the gene encoding the sarcomere protein titin, has been insufficiently analyzed for cardiomyopathy mutations because of its enormous size. In this study, we report a Chinese family with two members affected by TTN. Blood samples were collected from all family members. Genomic DNA was isolated from blood, and all coding exons and adjacent intronic sequences of the TTN gene were examined for mutation analysis using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based sequencing...
November 3, 2017: Gene
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