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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633393/outcomes-of-palliative-right-ventricle-to-pulmonary-artery-connection-for-pulmonary-atresia-with-ventricular-septal-defect%C3%A2
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Marien Lenoir, Margaux Pontailler, Régis Gaudin, Sébastien Gerelli, Daniel Tamisier, Damien Bonnet, Bari Murtuza, Pascal R Vouhé, Olivier Raisky
OBJECTIVES: To determine the early, intermediate and long-term outcomes of pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PA/VSD) Types I, II and III initially palliated by a right ventricle to pulmonary artery (RVPA) connection. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study from 2000 to 2014 that included 109 patients with PA/VSD who had undergone an RVPA connection (tetralogy of Fallot and PA/VSD Type IV excluded). The end-points of this strategy were adequate pulmonary artery tree post-palliation, second palliation, biventricular repair, right ventricular pressure post-biventricular repair and late reoperation...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626056/early-reperfusion-after-brain-ischemia-has-beneficial-effects-beyond-rescuing-neurons
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Masaki Tachibana, Tetsuro Ago, Yoshinobu Wakisaka, Junya Kuroda, Masahiro Shijo, Yoji Yoshikawa, Motohiro Komori, Ataru Nishimura, Noriko Makihara, Kuniyuki Nakamura, Takanari Kitazono
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Recent studies show that successful endovascular thrombectomy 6 to 12 hours after stroke onset enhances functional outcomes 3 months later. In this study, we investigated the effects of reperfusion after ischemia on repair processes in the ischemic areas, as well as on functional recovery, using mouse stroke models. METHODS: We examined time-dependent histological changes and functional recovery after transient middle cerebral artery occlusion of different durations, including permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion, using the CB-17 (CB-17/lcr-+/+Jcl) mouse strain, which has poor pial collateral blood flow...
June 16, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619691/a-mouse-model-of-antepartum-stillbirth
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Anum Rahman, Lindsay S Cahill, Yu-Qing Zhou, Johnathan Hoggarth, Monique Y Rennie, Mike Seed, Christopher K Macgowan, John C Kingdom, S Lee Adamson, John G Sled
BACKGROUND: Many stillbirths of normally-formed fetuses in the third trimester could be prevented via delivery if reliable means to anticipate this outcome existed. However, since the etiology of these stillbirths is often unexplained and, although the underlying mechanism is presumed to be hypoxia from "placental insufficiency", the placentas often appear normal on histopathologic examination. Gestational age is a risk factor for antepartum stillbirth, with a rapid rise in stillbirth rates after 40 weeks gestation...
June 12, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619665/computer-modelling-of-electro-osmotically-augmented-three-layered-microvascular-peristaltic-blood-flow
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Dharmendra Tripathi, Abhilesh Borode, Ravinder Jhorar, O Anwar Bég, Abhishek Kumar Tiwari
A theoretical study is presented here for the electro-osmosis modulated peristaltic three-layered capillary flow of viscous fluids with different viscosities in the layers. The layers considered here are the core layer, the intermediate layer and the peripheral layer. The analysis has been carried out under a number of physical restrictions viz. Debye-Hückel linearization (i.e. wall zeta potential ≤25mV) is assumed sufficiently small, thin electric double layer limit (i.e. the peripheral layer is much thicker than the electric double layer thickness), low Reynolds number and large wavelength approximations...
June 12, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613398/fetal-and-umbilical-doppler-ultrasound-in-high-risk-pregnancies
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REVIEW
Zarko Alfirevic, Tamara Stampalija, Therese Dowswell
BACKGROUND: Abnormal blood flow patterns in fetal circulation detected by Doppler ultrasound may indicate poor fetal prognosis. It is also possible that false positive Doppler ultrasound findings could lead to adverse outcomes from unnecessary interventions, including preterm delivery. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review was to assess the effects of Doppler ultrasound used to assess fetal well-being in high-risk pregnancies on obstetric care and fetal outcomes...
June 13, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611024/platelet-amyloid-precursor-protein-is-a-modulator-of-venous-thromboembolism-in-mice
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Ilaria Canobbio, Caterina Visconte, Stefania Momi, Gianni Francesco Guidetti, Marta Zarà, Jessica Canino, Emanuela Falcinelli, Paolo Gresele, Mauro Torti
The amyloid precursor protein (APP), primarily known as the precursor of amyloid peptides that accumulate in the brain of Alzheimer's disease patients, is abundant in platelets but its physiological function remains unknown. In this study, we investigated the role of APP in hemostasis and thrombosis using APP knockout (KO) mice. Ex vivo aggregation, secretion, and integrin αIIbβ3 inside-out activation induced by several agonists were normal in APP-deficient platelets, but the number of circulating platelets was reduced by about 20%, and their size was slightly increased...
June 13, 2017: Blood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606040/recent-advances-in-pathophysiology-of-traumatic-brain-injury
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Parmeet Kaur, Saurabh Sharma
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) constitutes the primary reason for mortality and morbidity in persons worldwide below 45 years of age. 1.7 million Traumatic events occur yearly in the United States alone, considering for 50,000 deaths. In severe traumatic brain injury sufferers, a considerable achievement attained in treating short-term consequences; but till date, huge failures are occurring in researcher's capability to render severe traumatic brain injury sufferers to an elevated degree of performing. Initial damage force results in Primary brain injury, causing tissue destruction and distortion in the early post-injury period...
June 12, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598495/ultrasonography-for-endoleak-detection-after-endoluminal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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REVIEW
Iosief Abraha, Maria Laura Luchetta, Rita De Florio, Francesco Cozzolino, Giovanni Casazza, Piergiorgio Duca, Basso Parente, Massimiliano Orso, Antonella Germani, Paolo Eusebi, Alessandro Montedori
BACKGROUND: People with abdominal aortic aneurysm who receive endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) need lifetime surveillance to detect potential endoleaks. Endoleak is defined as persistent blood flow within the aneurysm sac following EVAR. Computed tomography (CT) angiography is considered the reference standard for endoleak surveillance. Colour duplex ultrasound (CDUS) and contrast-enhanced CDUS (CE-CDUS) are less invasive but considered less accurate than CT. OBJECTIVES: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of colour duplex ultrasound (CDUS) and contrast-enhanced-colour duplex ultrasound (CE-CDUS) in terms of sensitivity and specificity for endoleak detection after endoluminal abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR)...
June 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596740/ultrasound-imaging-of-mouse-fetal-intracranial-hemorrhage-due-to-ischemia-reperfusion
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Kenichi Funamoto, Takuya Ito, Kiyoe Funamoto, Clarissa L Velayo, Yoshitaka Kimura
Despite vast improvement in perinatal care during the 30 years, the incidence rate of neonatal encephalopathy remains unchanged without any further Progress towards preventive strategies for the clinical impasse. Antenatal brain injury including fetal intracranial hemorrhage caused by ischemia/reperfusion is known as one of the primary triggers of neonatal injury. However, the mechanisms of antenatal brain injury are poorly understood unless better predictive models of the disease are developed. Here we show a mouse model for fetal intracranial hemorrhage in vivo developed to investigate the actual timing of hypoxia-ischemic events and their related mechanisms of injury...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594699/solitary-iris-plasmacytoma-with-anterior-chamber-crystalline-deposits
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Andrew W Stacey, Alenka Lavric, Caroline Thaung, Samreen Siddiq, Mandeep S Sagoo
PURPOSE: To report a case of solitary iris plasmacytoma successfully treated with ruthenium plaque radiotherapy. METHODS: A 44-year-old white woman presented with pain in the right eye and raised intraocular pressure. Her medical history included breast cancer treated 11 years earlier with lumpectomy, lymph node clearance, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy. On examination, the right iris had a tan-colored mass with crystalline deposits visible on the mass surface and on the corneal endothelium...
July 2017: Cornea
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593741/comparison-of-different-methods-for-telomere-length-measurement-in-whole-blood-and-blood-cell-subsets-recommendations-for-telomere-length-measurement-in-hematological-diseases
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Yvonne Lisa Behrens, Kathrin Thomay, Maike Hagedorn, Juliane Ebersold, Lea Henrich, Rainer Nustede, Brigitte Schlegelberger, Gudrun Göhring
Different methods of telomere length measurement are used to identify patients with telomeropathies. In our lab, we established four different methods for telomere length measurement, terminal restriction fragment (TRF) analysis by Southern blot analysis, quantitative PCR (qPCR), quantitative telomere/centromere fluorescence in situ hybridization (T/C-FISH) and fluorescence in situ hybridization combined with flow cytometry (FlowFISH). The methods each have distinct properties and apart from this - according to our experience and data - may have an impact on the individual result...
June 8, 2017: Genes, Chromosomes & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579938/the-connected-steady-state-model-and-the-interdependence-of-the-csf-proteome-and-csf-flow-characteristics
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Fabian Metzger, Daniel Mischek, Frédéric Stoffers
Here we show that the hydrodynamic radii-dependent entry of blood proteins into cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can best be modeled with a diffusional system of consecutive interdependent steady states between barrier-restricted molecular flux and bulk flow of CSF. The connected steady state model fits precisely to experimental results and provides the theoretical backbone to calculate the in-vivo hydrodynamic radii of blood-derived proteins as well as individual barrier characteristics. As the experimental reference set we used a previously published large-scale patient cohort of CSF to serum quotient ratios of immunoglobulins in relation to the respective albumin quotients...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574155/a-systematic-review-of-neuroimaging-in-delirium-predictors-correlates-and-consequences
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Anita Nitchingham, Varun Kumar, Susan Shenkin, Karen J Ferguson, Gideon A Caplan
OBJECTIVE: Neuroimaging advances our understanding of delirium pathophysiology and its consequences. A previous systematic review identified 12 studies (total participants N = 764, delirium cases N = 194; years 1989-2007) and found associations with white matter hyperintensities (WMH) and cerebral atrophy. Our objectives were to perform an updated systematic review of neuroimaging studies in delirium published since January 2006 and summarise the available literature on predictors, correlates or outcomes...
June 2, 2017: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571673/a-toe-flexion-nirs-assisted-test-for-rapid-assessment-of-foot-perfusion-in-peripheral-arterial-disease-feasibility-validity-and-diagnostic-accuracy
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F Manfredini, N Lamberti, T Rossi, F Mascoli, N Basaglia, P Zamboni
OBJECTIVES: Feasibility, validity, and diagnostic accuracy of a non-invasive dynamic ambulatory test were assessed with near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) evaluating foot perfusion in peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS: This was a prospective observational study. Eighty PAD patients (63 males, 71 ± 9 years), including 41 patients with coexisting diabetes, participated. Thirteen healthy subjects (8 males, 26 ± 8 years) were also studied by echo colour Doppler providing 160 diseased and 26 non-diseased limbs...
May 29, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566883/thiopurine-use-associated-with-reduced-b-and-natural-killer-cells-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease
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James D Lord, Donna M Shows
AIM: To identify which blood and mucosal lymphocyte populations are specifically depleted by thiopurine use in vivo. METHODS: The thiopurines azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine have been a mainstay of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) therapy for decades, but their mechanism of action in vivo remains obscure. Although thiopurines are lymphotoxic at high doses, and have been reported to cause T cell apoptosis in vitro, their ability to control IBD at lower doses suggests that they may selectively deplete particular lymphocyte populations...
May 14, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564390/development-of-an-epitope-panel-for-consistent-identification-of-antigen-specific-t-cells-in-humans
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Andreas Fløe, Caroline Løppke, Ole Hilberg, Christian Wejse, Liselotte Brix, Kivin Jacobsen
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to establish a panel of MHC-peptide multimers suitable as a positive control in detection of HLA A*0201 restricted antigen specific T-cells (ASTC) by flow cytometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MHC Dextramers were loaded with HLA A*0201 binding peptides from viral antigens and melanoma targets identified from a literature search and in-silico prediction. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) from healthy donors were analysed with the MHC Dextramers using flow cytometry...
May 31, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559752/clinical-validation-of-pain-management-manipulative-therapy-for-knee-osteoarthritis-with-the-squeeze-hold-technique-a-case-series
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Masaaki Nakajima
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case series was to describe the short-term and long-term clinical effects of a manual technique for treating osteoarthritis (OA) knee pain. METHODS: This study measured of the immediate effect and long-term effect by using a case series of different groups of subjects. Knee OA and activity restriction in patients were evaluated by using the Kellgren-Lawrence (K/L) Grading Scale and the Japanese Knee Osteoarthritis Measure (JKOM) index...
June 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28554920/physical-activity-immune-function-and-inflammation-in-kidney-patients-the-pink-study-a-feasibility-trial-protocol
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Patrick James Highton, Jill Neale, Thomas J Wilkinson, Nicolette C Bishop, Alice C Smith
INTRODUCTION: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) display increased infection-related mortality and elevated cardiovascular risk only partly attributed to traditional risk factors. Patients with CKD also exhibit a pro-inflammatory environment and impaired immune function. Aerobic exercise has the potential to positively impact these detriments, but is under-researched in this patient population. This feasibility study will investigate the effects of acute aerobic exercise on inflammation and immune function in patients with CKD to inform the design of larger studies intended to ultimately influence current exercise recommendations...
May 29, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538566/predicting-thrombosis-formation-in-1-mm-diameter-arterial-anastomoses-with-transit-time-ultrasound-technology
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Gabrielle Shaughness, Collin Blackburn, Alberto Ballestín, Yelena Akelina, Jeffrey A Ascherman
BACKGROUND: Thrombosis is a common source of failure in anastomoses, flaps, and vascular grafts. Ensuring vessel patency is critical to the success of microvascular procedures. Any tool that can accurately predict the patency of an anastomosis intraoperatively would enable the surgeon to detect and correct flow restrictions while the patient is still in the operating room. METHODS: The authors used transit-time ultrasound technology in this pilot study to investigate whether a minimal cutoff value for quantitative postoperative blood flow (in milliliters per minute) could be established that would reliably predict sustained vessel patency at 24 hours postoperatively...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534661/characterization-of-human-fetal-brain-endothelial-cells-reveals-barrier-properties-suitable-for-in%C3%A2-vitro-modeling-of-the-bbb-with-syngenic-co-cultures
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Allison M Andrews, Evan M Lutton, Lee A Cannella, Nancy Reichenbach, Roshanak Razmpour, Matthew J Seasock, Steven J Kaspin, Steven F Merkel, Dianne Langford, Yuri Persidsky, Servio H Ramirez
Endothelial cells (ECs) form the basis of the blood-brain barrier (BBB), a physical barrier that selectively restricts transport into the brain. In vitro models can provide significant insight into BBB physiology, mechanisms of human disease pathology, toxicology, and drug delivery. Given the limited availability of primary human adult brain microvascular ECs ( aBMVECs), human fetal tissue offers a plausible alternative source for multiple donors and the opportunity to build syngenic tri-cultures from the same host...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
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