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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630754/nerve-injuries-of-the-upper-extremity-and-hand
#1
Lars B Dahlin, Mikael Wiberg
A nerve injury has a profound impact on the patient's daily life due to the impaired sensory and motor function, impaired dexterity, sensitivity to cold as well as eventual pain problems.To perform an appropriate treatment of nerve injuries, a correct diagnosis must be made, where the injury is properly classified, leading to an optimal surgical approach and technique, where timing of surgery is also important for the outcome.Knowledge about the nerve regeneration process, where delicate processes occur in neurons, non-neuronal cells (i...
May 2017: EFORT open reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629466/intra-articular-injection-in-the-knee-of-adipose-derived-stromal-cells-stromal-vascular-fraction-and-platelet-rich-plasma-for-osteoarthritis
#2
Himanshu Bansal, Kristin Comella, Jerry Leon, Poonam Verma, Diwaker Agrawal, Prasad Koka, Thomas Ichim
BACKGROUND: Stromal vascular fraction (SVF) can easily be obtained from a mini-lipoaspirate procedure of fat tissue and platelet rich plasma (PRP) can be obtained from peripheral blood. We evaluated the safety and preliminary efficacy of administering SVF and PRP intra-articularly into patients with osteoarthritis grade 1 and 2. METHODS: A total of ten patients underwent a local tumescent liposuction procedure to remove approximately 100 ml of fat tissue from the abdomen...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627217/using-plantar-electrical-stimulation-to-improve-postural-balance-and-plantar-sensation-among-patients-with-diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy
#3
Bijan Najafi, Talal K Talal, Gurtej Singh Grewal, Robert Menzies, David G Armstrong, Lawrence A Lavery
OBJECTIVE: People with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) often exhibit deteriorations in motor-performance mainly due to lack of plantar-sensation. The study explored effectiveness of plantar electrical-stimulation therapy to enhance motor-performance among people with DPN. DESIGN AND METHODS: Using a double-blinded model, 28 volunteers with DPN (age: 57.8 ± 10.2 years) were recruited and randomized to either intervention (IG: n = 17) or control (CG: n = 11) group...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626631/chronic-eosinophilic-pneumonia-adjunctive-therapy-with-inhaled-steroids
#4
Christopher Chan, David DeLapp, Perry Nystrom
Idiopathic chronic eosinophilic pneumonia (ICEP) is a rare form of diffuse parenchymal lung disease first identified by Carrington et al. in 1969. It is characterized by the presence of constitutional and respiratory symptoms with associated peripheral opacities on imaging and elevated serum and/or bronchoalveolar eosinophilia. Although data is limited regarding etiology or prevalence, it is known that ICEP has a 2:1 female: male predominance and typically affects non-smokers. Diagnosis rests on the clinical constellation of respiratory symptoms of at least 2-4 weeks duration, the presence of diffuse pulmonary alveolar consolidation, classically described as the "photographic negative of pulmonary edema", the presence of eosinophils ≥40% on bronchoalveolar lavage or ≥1000/mm(3) eosinophils on peripheral blood and the exclusion of other known causes of eosinophilic lung diseases such as drugs, toxins, fungi, parasites, and collagen-vascular disorders...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626187/efficacy-of-intravenous-cyclophosphamide-pulse-therapy-for-p-glycoprotein-expressing-b-cell-associated-active-true-renal-lupus-vasculitis-in-lupus-nephritis
#5
Akio Kawabe, Shizuyo Tsujimura, Kazuyoshi Saito, Yoshiya Tanaka
True renal lupus vasculitis (TRLV), a vascular lesion usually associated with proliferative lupus nephritis (LN), is resistant to conventional treatments. The expression of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) on activated lymphocytes causes drug resistance. We herein report a patient with TRLV, minimal change LN, overexpression of P-gp on peripheral B cells, and accumulation of P-gp(+) B cells at the site of TRLV. High-dose corticosteroids combined with intravenous cyclophosphamide pulse therapy resulted in clinical remission and the long-term normal renal function...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626075/sex-differences-in-vascular-physiology-and-pathophysiology-estrogen-and-androgen-signaling-in-health-and-disease
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Austin C Boese, Seong Chul Kim, Ke-Jie Yin, Jean-Pyo Lee, Milton H Hamblin
Sex differences between women and men are often overlooked and underappreciated when studying the cardiovascular system. It has been long assumed that men and women are physiologically similar, and this notion has resulted in females being clinically evaluated and treated for cardiovascular pathophysiological complications as males. Currently, there is increased recognition of fundamental sex differences in cardiovascular function, anatomy, cell signaling, and pathophysiology. NIH has enacted guidelines expressly to gain knowledge about ways the sexes differ in both normal function and diseases at the various research levels (molecular, cellular, tissue, organ, system)...
June 16, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625868/distinct-characteristics-of-neonatal-platelet-reactivity
#7
REVIEW
Belay Tesfamariam
Platelets undergo a process of developmental maturation, and hence its regulation of vascular integrity and control of hemostasis at various stages of neonatal ages deserves better characterization. Functional assays for platelets require a larger volume of blood than what is feasible to collect in neonates, creating a technical hurdle that has been a challenge to investigate neonatal platelets. For this reason, the current knowledge of neonatal platelet function has been based on studies from cord blood-derived platelets as a surrogate for neonatal peripheral blood...
June 15, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625356/prognostic-markers-of-outcome-in-patients-undergoing-infra-inguinal-revascularisation-a-prospective-observational-pilot-study
#8
M Kanakaraj, D R Yates, R J T Wilson, M L Baroni, S J Davies
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to investigate whether cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) variables derived from cycle and arm ergonometry correlate, and whether CPET variables and pre-operative N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) have prognostic significance and if the combination of the two has incremental value. METHODS: A prospective observational pilot study was conducted; 70 patients who underwent infra-inguinal bypass surgery were recruited...
June 15, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625266/-risk-factors-of-deep-venous-thrombosis-associated-with-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter-in-upper-extremity-in-icu
#9
Ning Zhao, Jiale Zhang, Ting Jiang, Xia Chen, Jianning Wang, Chengzhi Ding, Fen Liu, Kejian Qian, Rong Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the incidence and its risk factors of peripherally inserted central venous catheter related upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (PICC-UEDVT) in intensive care unit (ICU). METHODS: Clinical data of the patients received PICCs in ICU of the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University from August 2013 to August 2016 were retrospectively analysed. The inclusion criteria in the study included: the age > 18 years old, catheter indwelling time > 1 week and the complete relevant information...
February 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625023/-studyon-renal-cell-carcinoma-detected-by-abdominal-ultrasonography-during-routine-health-check-up
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Masahito Ishikawa, Ayae Kawakami, Kohei Sakuraba, Sae Tanaka, Yoichi Yamamoto, Tateru Ishida, Mitsuru Kawarasaki, Toshihiro Ootaki, Shigeru Ozasa
We performed a study on renal cell carcinoma (RCC) detected by abdominal ultrasonography during routine health check-up at Sapporo Teishin Hospital. The study included a total of 13,127 ultrasonographic examinations performed on 4,339 patients who visited our hospital for routine health check-ups during a 21- year period from April 1995 to March 2016. RCC was suspected from ultrasonographic findings and later histopathologically diagnosed in 11 patients in this group (detection rate 0.25%). Patients were male, aged 37 to 64 (median, 52...
May 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624654/insulin-signaling-an-opportunistic-target-to-minify-risk-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#11
REVIEW
Rohit Pardeshi, Nityanand Bolshette, Kundlik Gadhave, Ashutosh Ahire, Sahabuddin Ahmed, Tommaso Cassano, Veer Bala Gupta, Mangala Lahkar
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by accumulation of senile plaques, neurofibrillary tangles (NFT) and neurodegeneration. The diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the risk factors for AD pathogenesis by impairment in insulin signaling and glucose metabolism in central as well as peripheral system. Insulin resistance, impaired glucose and lipid metabolism lead to the Aβ (Aβ) aggregation, Tau phosphorylation, mitochondrial dysfunction, oxidative stress, protein misfolding, memory impairment and also mark over Aβ transport through central to peripheral and vice versa...
May 30, 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623882/peripheral-venous-catheter-related-bloodstream-infection-is-associated-with-severe-complications-and-potential-death-a-retrospective-observational-study
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Akihiro Sato, Itaru Nakamura, Hiroaki Fujita, Ayaka Tsukimori, Takehito Kobayashi, Shinji Fukushima, Takeshi Fujii, Tetsuya Matsumoto
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to identify the clinical characteristics and outcomes of peripheral vascular catheter-related bloodstream infections (PVC-BSIs) and determine the risk of severe complications or death. METHODS: We performed a retrospective observational study from June 2010 to April 2015 at two regional university-affiliated hospitals in Tokyo. We studied the clinical manifestations, underlying diseases, laboratory results, treatment methods, recurrence rates, and complications in 62 hospitalized patients diagnosed with PVC-BSIs by positive blood cultures...
June 17, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623351/regulation-of-angiopoietin-signalling-by-soluble-tie2-ectodomain-and-engineered-ligand-trap
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Deborah O A Alawo, Tariq A Tahir, Marlies Fischer, Declan G Bates, Svetlana R Amirova, Nicholas P J Brindle
Angiopoietin-1 (Angpt1) is a glycoprotein ligand important for maintaining the vascular system. It signals via a receptor tyrosine kinase expressed on the surface on endothelial cells, Tie2. This receptor can undergo regulated ectodomain cleavage that releases the ligand-binding domain (sTie2) into the circulation. The concentration of sTie2 is increased in a range of conditions, including peripheral arterial disease and myocardial infarction, where it has been suggested to bind and block Angpt1 resulting in vascular dysfunction...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622745/sex-differences-in-vascular-stiffness-and-relationship-to-the-risk-of-renal-functional-decline-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#14
Kenneth A Earle, Lauren Ng, Sarah White, Karima Zitouni
BACKGROUND: Recent data suggest that the higher risk of end-stage renal disease in women compared with men is associated with waist circumference. We investigated whether vascular stiffness which is linked to visceral fat accumulation is gender specific and associated with a loss in renal function. METHODS: We studied 166 patients with type 2 diabetes at high risk of progressive renal disease. A vascular stiffness index was derived from measurement of the peripheral arterial pulse waveform using infrared finger photoplethysmography...
July 2017: Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621200/muscle-derived-stem-cells-in-peripheral-nerve-regeneration-reality-or-illusion
#15
Jing Zhou, Haiyan Cui, Haibin Lu, Zhuqiu Xu, Weifeng Feng, Lulu Chen, Xiaolei Jin, Xiaonan Yang, Zuoliang Qi
Owing to the complicated and time-consuming regenerative process, the repair of injured peripheral nerves depends largely on ongoing stem-cell therapy. Decades ago, researchers successfully isolated and identified muscle-derived stem cells (MDSCs) and discovered their potential for multidifferentiation. MDSCs play an important role in trauma repair associated with neuromuscular and vascular injury by simultaneously promoting tissue regrowth via direct differentiation and systematic secretion under physiological conditions...
June 16, 2017: Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621057/prospective-evaluation-of-toceranib-phosphate-in-metastatic-canine-osteosarcoma
#16
T Laver, C A London, D M Vail, B J Biller, J Coy, D H Thamm
Efficacious therapies for measurable metastatic canine osteosarcoma (OSA) are generally lacking. Preliminary retrospective studies suggested that approximately 50% of dogs with measurable metastatic OSA experienced clinical benefit (objective response or clinically meaningful disease stabilisation) following toceranib (TOC) treatment. The purpose of this clinical trial was to prospectively evaluate the clinical outcome following TOC treatment in dogs with measurable pulmonary metastatic OSA. A secondary goal was to identify potential biomarkers of clinical benefit by measuring changes in plasma vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and circulating regulatory T-cell (Treg) percentage...
June 15, 2017: Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620384/measuring-leukocyte-adhesion-to-primary-endothelial-cells-after-photon-and-charged-particle-exposure-with-a-dedicated-laminar-flow-chamber
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Nadine Erbeldinger, Felicitas Rapp, Svetlana Ktitareva, Philipp Wendel, Anna S Bothe, Till Dettmering, Marco Durante, Thomas Friedrich, Bianca Bertulat, Stephanie Meyer, M C Cardoso, Stephanie Hehlgans, Franz Rödel, Claudia Fournier
The vascular endothelium interacts with all types of blood cells and is a key modulator of local and systemic inflammatory processes, for example, in the adhesion of blood leukocytes to endothelial cells (EC) and the following extravasation into the injured tissue. The endothelium is constantly exposed to mechanical forces caused by blood flow, and the resulting shear stress is essential for the maintenance of endothelial function. Changes in local hemodynamics are sensed by EC, leading to acute or persistent changes...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619777/peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-dressing-and-securement-in-patients-with-cancer-the-pisces-trial-protocol-for-a-2x2-factorial-superiority-randomised-controlled-trial
#18
Claire M Rickard, Nicole M Marsh, Joan Webster, Nicole C Gavin, Raymond J Chan, Alexandra L McCarthy, Peter Mollee, Amanda J Ullman, Tricia Kleidon, Vineet Chopra, Li Zhang, Matthew R McGrail, Emily Larsen, Md Abu Choudhury, Samantha Keogh, Evan Alexandrou, David J McMillan, Merehau Cindy Mervin, David L Paterson, Marie Cooke, Gillian Ray-Barruel, Maria Isabel Castillo, Andrew Hallahan, Amanda Corley, E Geoffrey Playford
INTRODUCTION: Around 30% of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) fail from vascular, infectious or mechanical complications. Patients with cancer are at highest risk, and this increases morbidity, mortality and costs. Effective PICC dressing and securement may prevent PICC failure; however, no large randomised controlled trial (RCT) has compared alternative approaches. We designed this RCT to assess the clinical and cost-effectiveness of dressing and securements to prevent PICC failure...
June 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619504/kolaviron-shows-anti-proliferative-effect-and-down-regulation-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-c-and-toll-like-receptor-2-in-wuchereria-bancrofti-infected-blood-lymphocytes
#19
Aliyu Muhammad, Audu Funmilola, Idowu A Aimola, Iliya S Ndams, Mairo H Inuwa, Andrew J Nok
The anti-proliferative effect and down regulation of vascular endothelial growth factor C and toll like receptor-2 by kolaviron on Wuchereria bancrofti infected peripheral blood lymphocytes were investigated. Blood were collected from consenting volunteers in Talata Mafara, Nigeria, between the hours of 10pm to 12am, and microscopically identified for microfilariae. W. bancrofti positive samples were cultured for 72h treated with Doxycycline (2μg/ml) and kolaviron (5μg/ml) in vitro. Mitotic index, expression of vascular endothelial growth factor-C (VEGF-c), toll like receptor-2 (TLR-2) were determined using standard procedures...
June 12, 2017: Journal of Infection and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619097/adipose-tissue-derived-stromal-vascular-fraction-in-regenerative-medicine-a-brief-review-on-biology-and-translation
#20
REVIEW
Pablo Bora, Anish S Majumdar
Adipose/fat tissue provides an abundant source of stromal vascular fraction (SVF) cells for immediate administration and can also give rise to a substantial number of cultured, multipotent adipose-derived stromal cells (ADSCs). Recently, both SVF and ADSCs have gained wide-ranging translational significance in regenerative medicine. Initially used for cosmetic breast enhancement, this mode of treatment has found use in many diseases involving immune disorders, tissue degeneration, and ischaemic conditions. In this review, we try to address several important aspects of this field, outlining the biology, technology, translation, and challenges related to SVF- and ADSC-based therapies...
June 15, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
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