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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726048/is-ct-perfusion-helpful-in-the-treatment-allocation-of-patients-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-an-expert-opinion-analysis
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Laura Strada, Jonathan Y Streifler, Bruno Del Sette, Matteo Puntoni, Antonio Castaldi, Daria Bianchini, Massimo Del Sette
BACKGROUND: Intravenous tPA is the standard treatment for acute ischemic stroke within 4.5 hours of symptom onset. Neuroradiological selection is currently based upon non-contrast- brain CT scan (NCCT). AIMS: To verify, in an "expert-opinion setting", the possible usefulness of CT perfusion (CTP) in decision-making toward i.v. thrombolysis. PATIENTS AND METHOD: One hundred and three consecutive patients with acute ischemic stroke who underwent NCCT and CTP were re-evaluated by an expert in cerebrovascular disease, to verify if adding CTP information would have changed expert's opinion...
July 19, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721662/ctp-and-dci-we-need-clarification
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EDITORIAL
Thomas Mattingly
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 18, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717538/assessment-of-prostate-cancer-with-integrated-ct-perfusion-using-a-sector-wise-approach
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Matteo Ferrari, Martin Huellner, Chantal Pauli, Burkhardt Seifert, Hansjörg Danuser, Patrick Veit-Haibach, Agostino Mattei
OBJECTIVE: The role of computed tomography perfusion (CTP) in characterizing primary prostate cancer (PCa) is not definitely known. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between CTP parameters and histopathological features of PCa tissue, using a sector-wise approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty-one patients with biopsy-proven PCa underwent prospectively a CTP scan prior to radical prostatectomy. Blood flow (BF), mean blood volume (BV) and mean transit time (MTT) were calculated, with the prostate being divided into eight sectors...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716981/prediction-of-clinical-outcome-after-acute-ischemic-stroke-the-value-of-repeated-noncontrast-computed-tomography-computed-tomographic-angiography-and-computed-tomographic-perfusion
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Jan W Dankbaar, Alexander D Horsch, Andor F van den Hoven, L Jaap Kappelle, Irene C van der Schaaf, Tom van Seeters, Birgitta K Velthuis
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Early prediction of outcome in acute ischemic stroke is important for clinical management. This study aimed to compare the relationship between early follow-up multimodality computed tomographic (CT) imaging and clinical outcome at 90 days in a large multicenter stroke study. METHODS: From the DUST study (Dutch Acute Stroke Study), patients were selected with (1) anterior circulation occlusion on CT angiography (CTA) and ischemic deficit on CT perfusion (CTP) on admission, and (2) day 3 follow-up noncontrast CT, CTP, and CTA...
July 17, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705625/antiviral-activity-of-gemcitabine-against-human-rhinovirus-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Jae-Hyoung Song, Seong-Ryeol Kim, Eun-Young Heo, Jae-Young Lee, Dong-Eun Kim, Sungchan Cho, Sun-Young Chang, Byung-Il Yoon, Jeongmin Seong, Hyun-Jeong Ko
Rhinovirus, a major causative agent of the common cold, is associated with exacerbation of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Currently, there is no antiviral treatment or vaccine for human rhinovirus (HRV). Gemcitabine (2',2'-difluorodeoxycytidine, dFdC) is a deoxycytidine analog with antiviral activity against rhinovirus, as well as enterovirus 71, in vitro. However, the antiviral effects of gemcitabine in vivo have not been investigated. In the current study, we assessed whether gemcitabine mediated antiviral effects in the murine HRV infection model...
July 11, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28703134/genetic-variants-underlying-vitamin-d-metabolism-and-vdr-tgf%C3%AE-1-smad3-interaction-may-impact-on-hcv-progression-a-study-based-on-dbgap-data-from-the-halt-c-study
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Laura A de Azevedo, Ursula Matte, Themis R da Silveira, Mário R Álvares-da-Silva
Vitamin D deficiency is prevalent in liver disease and vitamin D has been shown to decrease hepatic fibrosis through an anti-TGFβ-1/SMAD3 effect mediated by the vitamin D receptor. Thus, we hypothesized that genetic variants involved in vitamin D metabolism and/or VDR/TGFβ-1/SMAD3 interaction could impact on the progression of chronic HCV. We obtained or imputed genotypes for 40 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located in genes implicated in vitamin D metabolism from the HALT-C cohort via dbGaP. The HALT-C study followed 692 chronic HCV patients over 4 years, evaluating clinical outcomes including worsening of fibrosis, hepatic decompensation (gastric/esophageal bleeding, CTP>7, ascites, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis and encephalopathy), development of hepatocellular carcinoma, and liver death...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701219/excellent-local-control-and-tolerance-profile-after-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Eleni Gkika, Michael Schultheiss, Dominik Bettinger, Lars Maruschke, Hannes Philipp Neeff, Michaela Schulenburg, Sonja Adebahr, Simon Kirste, Ursula Nestle, Robert Thimme, Anca-Ligia Grosu, Thomas Baptist Brunner
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and toxicity of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with large HCCs (median diameter 7 cm, IQR 5-10 cm) with a Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score A (60%) or B (40%) and Barcelona-Clinic Liver Cancer (BCLC) classification stage B or C were treated with 3 to 12 fractions to allow personalized treatment according to the size of the lesions and the proximity of the lesions to the organs at risk aiming to give high biologically equivalent doses assuming an α/β ratio of 10 Gy for HCC...
July 12, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687640/early-imaging-prediction-of-malignant-cerebellar-edema-development-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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Matthias P Fabritius, Kolja M Thierfelder, Felix G Meinel, Ahmed E Othman, Franziska Dorn, Bastian O Sabel, Pierre Scheffler, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Wieland H Sommer, Wolfgang G Kunz
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Malignant cerebellar edema (MCE) is a life-threatening complication of acute ischemic stroke that requires timely diagnosis and management. Aim of this study was to identify imaging predictors in initial multiparametric computed tomography (CT), including whole-brain CT perfusion (WB-CTP). METHODS: We consecutively selected all subjects with cerebellar ischemic WB-CTP deficits and follow-up-confirmed cerebellar infarction from an initial cohort of 2635 patients who had undergone multiparametric CT because of suspected stroke...
July 7, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687123/dynamics-of-cerebral-perfusion-deficits-after-aneurysmal-sah%C3%A2-%C3%A2-predictive-value-of-early-mtt-for-subsequent-mtt-deterioration
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Christian Rubbert, Julian Caspers, Athanasios Konstandinou Petridis, Bernd Turowski, Rebecca May
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The pathogenesis of poor functional outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) is not fully understood. Microcirculatory dysfunction, which can be indirectly measured by CT perfusion (CTP), is assumed to play a central role. We evaluated the predictive value of early changes in microcirculation for secondary critical perfusion changes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Out of 351 consecutive aSAH patients, 166 patients with ≥1 CTP within 72h of ictus (early CTP) and ≥3 CTPs in total were included in the retrospective analysis (53...
July 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683834/the-refani-s-study-protocol-a-non-randomised-cluster-controlled-trial-to-assess-the-role-of-an-unconditional-cash-transfer-a-non-food-item-kit-and-free-piped-water-in-reducing-the-risk-of-acute-malnutrition-among-children-aged-6-59%C3%A2-months-living-in-camps-for
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Mohamed Jelle, Carlos S Grijalva-Eternod, Hassan Haghparast-Bidgoli, Sarah King, Cassy L Cox, Jolene Skordis-Worrall, Joanna Morrison, Timothy Colbourn, Edward Fottrell, Andrew J Seal
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of acute malnutrition is often high in emergency-affected populations and is associated with elevated mortality risk and long-term health consequences. Increasingly, cash transfer programmes (CTP) are used instead of direct food aid as a nutritional intervention, but there is sparse evidence on their nutritional impact. We aim to understand whether CTP reduces acute malnutrition and its known risk factors. METHODS/DESIGN: A non-randomised, cluster-controlled trial will assess the impact of an unconditional cash transfer of US$84 per month for 5 months, a single non-food items kit, and free piped water on the risk of acute malnutrition in children, aged 6-59 months...
July 6, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676225/identification-of-cytidine-5-triphosphate-synthase1-selective-inhibitory-peptide-from-random-peptide-library-displayed-on-t7-phage
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Kotaro Sakamoto, Yoshihiro Ishibashi, Ryutaro Adachi, Shin-Ichi Matsumoto, Hideyuki Oki, Yusuke Kamada, Satoshi Sogabe, Yumi Zama, Jun-Ichi Sakamoto, Akiyoshi Tani
Cytidine triphosphate synthase 1 (CTPS1) is an enzyme expressed in activated lymphocytes that catalyzes the conversion of uridine triphosphate (UTP) to cytidine triphosphate (CTP) with ATP-dependent amination, using either L-glutamine or ammonia as the nitrogen source. Since CTP plays an important role in DNA/RNA synthesis, phospholipid synthesis, and protein sialyation, CTPS1-inhibition is expected to control lymphocyte proliferation and size expansion in inflammatory diseases. In contrast, CTPS2, an isozyme of CTPS1 possessing 74% amino acid sequence homology, is expressed in normal lymphocytes...
July 1, 2017: Peptides
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672909/feasibility-of-dual-low-scheme-combined-with-iterative-reconstruction-technique-in-acute-cerebral-infarction-volume-ct-whole-brain-perfusion-imaging
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Tao Wang, Yi Gong, Yibing Shi, Rong Hua, Qingshan Zhang
The feasibility of application of low-concentration contrast agent and low tube voltage combined with iterative reconstruction in whole brain computed tomography perfusion (CTP) imaging of patients with acute cerebral infarction was investigated. Fifty-nine patients who underwent whole brain CTP examination and diagnosed with acute cerebral infarction from September 2014 to March 2016 were selected. Patients were randomly divided into groups A and B. There were 28 cases in group A [tube voltage, 100 kV; contrast agent, iohexol (350 mg I/ml), reconstructed by filtered back projection] and 31 cases in group B [tube voltage, 80 kV; contrast agent, iodixanol (270 mg I/ml), reconstructed by algebraic reconstruction technique]...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672011/prognostic-role-of-noninvasive-liver-reserve-markers-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma-undergoing-transarterial-chemoembolization
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Shu-Yein Ho, Po-Hong Liu, Chia-Yang Hsu, Cheng-Yuan Hsia, Yun-Hsuan Lee, Rheun-Chuan Lee, Yi-Hsiang Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Ming-Chih Hou, Ya-Ju Tsai, Teh-Ia Huo
BACKGROUND: Various noninvasive liver reserve markers were proposed to indicate the severity of liver damage. However, the role and feasibility of these markers to predict the prognosis of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are unknown. We aimed to identify the prognostic role of the 8 currently used hepatic reserve markers in patients with HCC undergoing transarterial chemoembolization (TACE). METHODS: Between 2002 and 2013, a total of 881 patients with HCC undergoing TACE were prospectively identified and retrospectively analyzed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28667878/are-dispensaries-indispensable-patient-experiences-of-access-to-cannabis-from-medical-cannabis-dispensaries-in-canada
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Rielle Capler, Zach Walsh, Kim Crosby, Lynne Belle-Isle, Susan Holtzman, Philippe Lucas, Robert Callaway
BACKGROUND: In 2001, Canada established a federal program for cannabis for therapeutic purposes (CTP). Medical cannabis dispensaries (dispensaries) are widely accessed as a source of CTP despite storefront sales of cannabis being illegal. The discrepancy between legal status and social practice has fuelled active debate regarding the role of dispensaries. The present study aims to inform this debate by analysing CTP user experiences with different CTP sources, and comparing dispensary users to those accessing CTP from other sources...
June 28, 2017: International Journal on Drug Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663676/can-alcoholic-liver-disease-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-co-exist
#15
Manu Mehta, Sandeep Satsangi, Ajay Duseja, Sunil Taneja, Radha K Dhiman, Yogesh Chawla
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by definition would require exclusion of significant alcohol intake. Present study was aimed to assess the prevalence of various components of metabolic syndrome (MS) in patients with alcoholic cirrhosis (AC) and to study the affect of its presence on the severity of liver disease, testing the hypothesis if alcoholic liver disease (ALD) and NAFLD could co-exist. METHODS: In a retrospective analysis of 16 months data, 81 patients with AC were analysed for the prevalence of MS...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663673/spontaneous-bacterial-peritonitis-by-burkholderia-cepacia-complex-a-rare-difficult-to-treat-infection-in-decompensated-cirrhotic-patients
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Sunil Taneja, Pramod Kumar, Vikas Gautam, Ajay Duseja, Virendra Singh, Radha K Dhiman, Yogesh Chawla
INTRODUCTION: Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc) is non-fermenting Gram-negative bacillus and has been rarely reported to cause spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) in decompensated cirrhosis. OBJECTIVE: This study was done to evaluate the clinical presentation of cirrhotic patients with SBP due to Bcc and to determine its impact on clinical outcome. METHODS: This is a retrospective, observational study conducted during the period from 1st January 2013 through 31st March 2015...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659472/crystal-structure-and-thermostability-characterization-of-ev-d68-3d-pol
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Chunnian Wang, Caiyan Wang, Qing Li, Zhong Wang, Wei Xie
Enterovirus-D68 (EV-D68) is one of the many non-polio enteroviruses that cause mild-to-severe respiratory illness. The non-structural protein 3D(pol) is an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRP) of EV-D68, which plays a critical role in the replication of the viral genome and represents a promising drug target. Here we report the first three-dimensional crystal structure of RdRP from EV-D68 in complex with the substrate GTP to 2.3-Å resolution. The RdRP structure is similar to those of other viral RdRPs, where the three domains termed the palm, fingers, and thumb form a structure resembling a cupped right hand...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655658/multifunctional-peptide-lipid-nanocomplexes-for-efficient-targeted-delivery-of-dna-and-sirna-into-breast-cancer-cells
#18
Yu Wan, Wei Dai, Reshma J Nevagi, Istvan Toth, Peter M Moyle
The development of carriers for the delivery of oligonucleotide therapeutics is essential for the successful translation of gene therapies to the clinic. In the present study, a delivery system, which combines the fusogenic lipid 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (DOPE) with a well-defined synthetic multifunctional peptide, was produced and optimized for gene delivery, with the aim to develop an efficient gene delivery platform for breast cancer cells. For this purpose, a breast cancer-specific cell targeting peptide (CTP) was incorporated into our leading peptide-based gene delivery system (to generate DEN-K(GALA)-TAT-K(STR)-CTP) to improve its cell-specific internalization, and investigated in combination with a formulation approach (DOPE/1,2-dioleoyl-3-trimethylammonium-propane (DOTAP))...
June 24, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648106/pressure-autoregulation-measurement-techniques-in-adult-tbi-part-i-a-scoping-review-of-intermittent-semi-intermittent-methods
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Frederick Adam Zeiler, Joseph Donnelly, Leanne Calviello, David Menon, Peter Smieleweski, Marek Czosnyka
To perform a systematic, scoping review of commonly described intermittent/semi-intermittent autoregulation measurement techniques in adult TBI. Nine separate systematic reviews were conducted for each intermittent technique: Computed tomographic perfusion (CTP)/Xenon-CT (Xe-CT), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), arterio-venous difference in oxygen (AVDO2) technique, thigh cuff deflation technique (TCDT), transient hyperemic response test (THRT), orthostatic hypotension test (OHT), mean flow index (Mx) and transfer function ARI (TF-ARI)...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647895/systematic-design-for-trait-introgression-projects
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John N Cameron, Ye Han, Lizhi Wang, William D Beavis
Using an Operations Research approach, we demonstrate design of optimal trait introgression projects with respect to competing objectives. We demonstrate an innovative approach for designing Trait Introgression (TI) projects based on optimization principles from Operations Research. If the designs of TI projects are based on clear and measurable objectives, they can be translated into mathematical models with decision variables and constraints that can be translated into Pareto optimality plots associated with any arbitrary selection strategy...
June 24, 2017: TAG. Theoretical and Applied Genetics. Theoretische und Angewandte Genetik
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