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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315566/directly-ventricular-septal-defect-closure-without-using-arteriovenous-wire-loop-our-adult-case-series-using-transarterial-retrograde-approach
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Nihat Pekel, Ertuğrul Ercan, Mehmet Emre Özpelit, Ferhat Özyurtlu, Akar Yılmaz, Caner Topaloğlu, Serkan Saygı, Serkan Yakan, İstemihan Tengiz
OBJECTIVE: The standard transcatheter ventricular septal defects (VSD) closure procedure is established with arteriovenous (AV) loop and is called as antegrade approach. The directly retrograde transarterial VSD closure without using AV loop might be better option as shortens the procedure time and decreases radiation exposure. METHODS: Our series consist of twelve sequential adult cases with congenital VSDs (seven with perimembranous, four with muscular, one with postoperative residuel VSD)...
February 21, 2017: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290607/homemade-device-induced-negative-pressure-promotes-wound-healing-more-efficiently-than-vsd-induced-positive-pressure-by-regulating-inflammation-proliferation-and-remodeling
#2
Jinyan Liu, Feng Hu, Jintian Tang, Shijie Tang, Kun Xia, Song Wu, Chaoqi Yin, Shaohua Wang, Quanyong He, Huiqing Xie, Jianda Zhou
Vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) is an effective technique used to promote wound healing. However, recent studies have shown that it exerts positive pressure (PP) rather than negative pressure (NP) on skin. In this study, we created a homemade device that could maintain NP on the wound, and compared the therapeutic effects of VSD-induced PP to those of our homemade device which induced NP on wound healing. The NP induced by our device required less time for wound healing and decreased the wound area more efficiently than the PP induced by VSD...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289377/loss-of-saltation-and-presynaptic-action-potential-failure-in-demyelinated-axons
#3
Mustafa S Hamada, Marko A Popovic, Maarten H P Kole
In cortical pyramidal neurons the presynaptic terminals controlling transmitter release are located along unmyelinated axon collaterals, far from the original action potential (AP) initiation site, the axon initial segment (AIS). Once initiated, APs will need to reliably propagate over long distances and regions of geometrical inhomogeneity like branch points (BPs) to rapidly depolarize the presynaptic terminals and confer temporally precise synaptic transmission. While axon pathologies such as demyelinating diseases are well established to impede the fidelity of AP propagation along internodes, to which extent myelin loss affects propagation along BPs and axon collaterals is not well understood...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285983/assessing-misclassification-of-vaccination-status-implications-for-studies-of-the-safety-of-the-childhood-immunization-schedule
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Matthew F Daley, Jason M Glanz, Sophia R Newcomer, Michael L Jackson, Holly C Groom, Marlene M Lugg, Huong Q McLean, Nicola P Klein, Eric S Weintraub, Michael M McNeil
BACKGROUND: To address public concern about the safety of the childhood immunization schedule, the Institute of Medicine recommended observational studies comparing adverse health outcomes of fully vaccinated children to children under-vaccinated due to parental choice. Misclassification of vaccination status could bias such studies. OBJECTIVE: To assess risk of misclassification of vaccination status within the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD). DESIGN/METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted in three phases...
March 9, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274882/vacuum-sealing-drainage-as-a-pre-surgical-adjunct-in-the-treatment-of-complex-open-hand-injuries-report-of-17-cases
#5
Xiao-Feng Niu, Jian-Hua Yi, Guo-Qin Zha, Jun Hu, Yun-Jiang Liu, Liang-Bao Xiao
BACKGROUND: Few studies have been conducted to explore the use of the vacuum sealing drainage (VSD) technique in complex hand injuries. The aim of this study was to report outcomes in patients with complex hand injuries receiving VSD as a coadjuvant treatment prior to second-stage surgery. METHODS: This case series study retrospectively reviewed the patients who underwent VSD for treatment of hand injuries. Inclusion criteria for the study were: (1) traumatic soft tissue defects of the hand and wrist, accompanied by different degrees of injury and exposure of bone, tendon, or blood vessel; (2) the wound surface of hand and wrist was seriously contaminated and direct wound closure was not possible; and (3) the soft tissues of hand and wrist were seriously lacerated or avulsed, and showed necrosis or acute infection...
March 5, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269146/motion-invariant-contrast-enhancement-of-optical-imaging-data-in-the-gradient-domain
#6
Philipp Flotho, Alejandro Romero-Santiago, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Jacek Szczygielski, Matthias Hulser, Lars Haab, Daniel J Strauss
Functional optical imaging (OI) of intrinsic signals (like blood oxygenation coupled reflection changes) and of extrinsic properties of voltage sensitive probes (like voltage-sensitive dyes (VSD)) forms a group of neuroimaging techniques that possess up to date highest temporal and spatial resolution on a meso-to macroscopic scale. An inherent problem of OI is a very low signal to noise ratio (SNR), which restricts the recordings to be completely motionless and requires detailed knowledge of the properties of the different noise sources...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269138/statistical-identification-of-stimulus-activated-network-nodes-in-multi-neuron-voltage-sensitive-dye-optical-recordings
#7
Elham Fathiazar, Jorn Anemuller, Jutta Kretzberg
Voltage-Sensitive Dye (VSD) imaging is an optical imaging method that allows measuring the graded voltage changes of multiple neurons simultaneously. In neuroscience, this method is used to reveal networks of neurons involved in certain tasks. However, the recorded relative dye fluorescence changes are usually low and signals are superimposed by noise and artifacts. Therefore, establishing a reliable method to identify which cells are activated by specific stimulus conditions is the first step to identify functional networks...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265056/hysteresis-of-kcsa-potassium-channel-s-activation-deactivation-gating-is-caused-by-structural-changes-at-the-channel-s-selectivity-filter
#8
Cholpon Tilegenova, D Marien Cortes, Luis G Cuello
Mode-shift or hysteresis has been reported in ion channels. Voltage-shift for gating currents is well documented for voltage-gated cation channels (VGCC), and it is considered a voltage-sensing domain's (VSD) intrinsic property. However, uncoupling the Shaker K(+) channel's pore domain (PD) from the VSD prevented the mode-shift of the gating currents. Consequently, it was proposed that an open-state stabilization of the PD imposes a mechanical load on the VSD, which causes its mode-shift. Furthermore, the mode-shift displayed by hyperpolarization-gated cation channels is likely caused by structural changes at the channel's PD similar to those underlying C-type inactivation...
March 6, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264162/model-based-analysis-of-the-long-term-effects-of-fertilization-management-on-cropland-soil-acidification
#9
Mufan Zeng, Wim de Vries, Luc T C Bonten, Qichao Zhu, Tianxiang Hao, Xuejun Liu, Minggang Xu, Xiaojun Shi, Fusuo Zhang, Jianbo Shen
Agricultural soil acidification in China is known to be caused by the over-application of nitrogen (N) fertilizers, but the long-term impacts of different fertilization practices on intensive cropland soil acidification are largely unknown. Here, we further developed the soil acidification model VSD+ for intensive agricultural systems and validated it against observed data from three long-term fertilization experiments in China. The model simulated well the changes in soil pH and base saturation over the last 20 years...
March 16, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263145/early-and-midterm-results-of-the-arterial-switch-operation-a-9-year-single-center-experience
#10
Atakan Atalay, Ugur Gocen
BACKGROUND: The arterial switch operation (ASO) has become the surgical approach of choice for transposition of the great arteries. The aim of this paper was to describe the outcomes in patients who underwent arterial switch operation and to analyze the predictors of in-hospital mortality and further need for reoperation at a single-center institution. We reviewed our 9-year experience with arterial switch operation (ASO) for transposition of the great arteries (TGA) or Taussig-Bing anomaly (TBA) to assess the early and midterm outcomes...
February 28, 2017: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260150/importance-of-multidisciplinary-management-for-pulmonary-atresia-ventricular-septal-defect-major-aorto-pulmonary-collateral-arteries-and-completely-absent-central-pulmonary-arteries
#11
Takaya Hoashi, Satoshi Yazaki, Koji Kagisaki, Masataka Kitano, Masatoshi Shimada, Isao Shiraishi, Hajime Ichikawa
BACKGROUND: To review long-term clinical outcomes for pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect (PA/VSD), major aorto-pulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs) and completely absent central pulmonary arteries (cPAs). METHODS: Of all 120 surgically treated patients with PA/VSD, MAPCAs between 1981 and 2011, 15 patients (12.5%) with completely absent cPAs were enrolled. The median age at initial surgery was 3.8 ± 4.9 years old (range 0.1-17.6) and 3.5 (2-6)...
March 4, 2017: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251252/perimembranous-ventricular-septal-defect%C3%A2-device%C3%A2-closure-choosing%C3%A2-between-amplatzer-duct-occluder-i-and-ii
#12
Amal El-Sisi, R Sobhy, V Jaccoub, H Hamza
Transcatheter closure of perimembranous ventricular septal defects (pmVSDs) is a well-established procedure. Recently, Amplatzer duct occluders (ADO) I and II have been reported to close large series of pmVSDs successfully (off-label use). ADOs are economical compared with the standard Amplatzer VSD occluders, a major consideration in developing countries with low-budget programs. We report closure of symptomatic, hemodynamically significant pmVSDs using the ADOI and ADOII devices. Although there are no set criteria for choosing between ADOI and ADOII, the former's price tag includes snare and long sheath...
March 1, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251220/coexisting-ventricular-septal-defect-affects-the-features-of-ruptured-sinus-of-valsalva-aneurysms
#13
Yan Jin, Xiu-Min Han, Hui-Shan Wang, Zeng-Wei Wang, Min-Hua Fang, Yan Yu, Xiao-Xuan Fang
To determine the correlation exists between ventricular septal defect (VSD) and ruptured sinus of Valsalva aneurysm (RSVA). Methods: Between September 2003 and April 2014, 80 RSVA patients underwent surgical repair. These patients were retrospectively divided into two groups: the VSD group (38 cases) and the non-VSD group (42 cases).  Results: Rupture points of SVA originated more frequently in the right coronary sinus (RCS) of patients in the VSD group than those in the non-VSD group (p=0.002). In the VSD group, more than 92...
March 2017: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250418/pado-a-fluorescent-protein-with-proton-channel-activity-can-optically-monitor-membrane-potential-intracellular-ph-and-map-gap-junctions
#14
Bok Eum Kang, Bradley J Baker
An in silico search strategy was developed to identify potential voltage-sensing domains (VSD) for the development of genetically encoded voltage indicators (GEVIs). Using a conserved charge distribution in the S2 α-helix, a single in silico search yielded most voltage-sensing proteins including voltage-gated potassium channels, voltage-gated calcium channels, voltage-gated sodium channels, voltage-gated proton channels, and voltage-sensing phosphatases from organisms ranging from mammals to bacteria and plants...
July 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28232510/regulation-of-na-channel-inactivation-by-the-diii-and-div-voltage-sensing-domains
#15
Eric J Hsu, Wandi Zhu, Angela R Schubert, Taylor Voelker, Zoltan Varga, Jonathan R Silva
Functional eukaryotic voltage-gated Na(+) (NaV) channels comprise four domains (DI-DIV), each containing six membrane-spanning segments (S1-S6). Voltage sensing is accomplished by the first four membrane-spanning segments (S1-S4), which together form a voltage-sensing domain (VSD). A critical NaV channel gating process, inactivation, has previously been linked to activation of the VSDs in DIII and DIV. Here, we probe this interaction by using voltage-clamp fluorometry to observe VSD kinetics in the presence of mutations at locations that have been shown to impair NaV channel inactivation...
March 6, 2017: Journal of General Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231853/reconstruction-of-the-pulmonary-posterior-wall-using-in-situ-autologous-tissue-for-the-treatment-of-pulmonary-atresia-with-ventricular-septal-defect
#16
Chengming Fan, Yifeng Yang, Lian Xiong, Ni Yin, Qin Wu, Mi Tang, Jinfu Yang
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the early and mid-term results of pulmonary trunk reconstruction using a technique in which autogenous tissue is preserved in situ in pulmonary atresia patients with a ventricular septal defect (PA-VSD). METHODS: The pulmonary artery was reconstructed using autogenous tissue that had been preserved in situ and a bovine jugular venous patch in 24 patients who were diagnosed with PA-VSD (the observation group). The traditional operation using a bovine jugular venous conduit was performed in 40 other cases of PA-VSD (the control group)...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227375/motion-invariant-contrast-enhancement-of-optical-imaging-data-in-the-gradient-domain
#17
Philipp Flotho, Alejandro Romero-Santiago, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Jacek Szczygielski, Matthias Hulser, Lars Haab, Daniel J Strauss, Philipp Flotho, Alejandro Romero-Santiago, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Jacek Szczygielski, Matthias Hulser, Lars Haab, Daniel J Strauss, Daniel J Strauss, Alejandro Romero-Santiago, Jacek Szczygielski, Karsten Schwerdtfeger, Philipp Flotho, Lars Haab
Functional optical imaging (OI) of intrinsic signals (like blood oxygenation coupled reflection changes) and of extrinsic properties of voltage sensitive probes (like voltage-sensitive dyes (VSD)) forms a group of neuroimaging techniques that possess up to date highest temporal and spatial resolution on a meso-to macroscopic scale. An inherent problem of OI is a very low signal to noise ratio (SNR), which restricts the recordings to be completely motionless and requires detailed knowledge of the properties of the different noise sources...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227367/statistical-identification-of-stimulus-activated-network-nodes-in-multi-neuron-voltage-sensitive-dye-optical-recordings
#18
Elham Fathiazar, Jorn Anemuller, Jutta Kretzberg, Elham Fathiazar, Jorn Anemuller, Jutta Kretzberg, Elham Fathiazar, Jutta Kretzberg, Jorn Anemuller
Voltage-Sensitive Dye (VSD) imaging is an optical imaging method that allows measuring the graded voltage changes of multiple neurons simultaneously. In neuroscience, this method is used to reveal networks of neurons involved in certain tasks. However, the recorded relative dye fluorescence changes are usually low and signals are superimposed by noise and artifacts. Therefore, establishing a reliable method to identify which cells are activated by specific stimulus conditions is the first step to identify functional networks...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225378/traumatic-ventricular-septal-defect-in-a-1-year-old-boy-after-accidental-chest-compression-by-an-adult
#19
Huang-Wei Wu, Jen-Hung Chien, Ken-Pen Weng, Chu-Chuan Lin, Bo-Hau Chen, Shih-Ming Huang, Yu-Chi Hung
We report a 1-year-old boy with a delayed diagnosis of traumatic ventricular septal defect (VSD) related to chest compression. His cardiac function was stable after adequate medical treatment. Spontaneous closure of traumatic VSD occurred to this patient at the age of 4 years. This is a rare case of traumatic VSD associated with accidental chest compression, which is similar to rupture of the ventricular septum after blunt chest trauma. It should be kept in mind that traumatic VSD and concomitant thoracic injuries can develop during chest compression...
February 21, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220881/use-of-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-in-the-first-trimester-and-risk-of-cardiovascular-related-malformations-a-meta-analysis-of-cohort-studies
#20
Tie-Ning Zhang, Shan-Yan Gao, Zi-Qi Shen, Da Li, Cai-Xia Liu, Hai-Chen Lv, Yuan Zhang, Ting-Ting Gong, Xin Xu, Chao Ji, Qi-Jun Wu
The relationship between selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) use during first trimester and cardiovascular-related malformations of infants is still uncertain. Therefore, we conducted this systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the aforementioned association. A systematic literature review identified studies for cohort studies about SSRIs use and cardiovascular-related malformations in PubMed and Web of Science. We summarized relative risk (RRs) and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) of cardiovascular-related malformations using random-effects model, and heterogeneity and publication-bias analyses were conducted...
February 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
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