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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711283/common-carotid-artery-flow-measured-by-3-d-ultrasonic-vector-flow-imaging-and-validated-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Simon Holbek, Kristoffer Lindskov Hansen, Hamed Bouzari, Caroline Ewertsen, Matthias Bo Stuart, Carsten Thomsen, Michael Bachmann Nielsen, Jørgen Arendt Jensen
Ultrasound (US) examination of the common carotid artery was compared with a through-plane magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequence to validate a recently proposed technique for 3-D US vector flow imaging. Data from the first volunteer examined were used as the training set, before volume flow and peak velocities were calculated for the remaining eight volunteers. Peak systolic velocities (PSVs) and volume flow obtained with 3-D US were, on average, 34% higher and 24% lower than those obtained with MRI, respectively...
July 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710488/pathological-effect-of-arterial-ischaemia-and-venous-congestion-on-rat-testes
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Shuichi Hirai, Naoyuki Hatayama, Munekazu Naito, Kenta Nagahori, Shinichi Kawata, Shogo Hayashi, Ning Qu, Hayato Terayama, Sunao Shoji, Masahiro Itoh
Many studies on various organs have concluded that venous congestion (VC) causes severe organ dysfunction with elevation of oxidative stress relative to that of arterial ischaemia (AI). However, a comparison of the pathological effects of AI and VC on the testes has not been conducted. In this study, models of AI and VC and their reperfusion in rat testes, respectively, were developed and analysed. Testicular arteries or veins were interrupted for 6 h, re-perfused and kept for 4 weeks; the effects on the testes were then evaluated...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710044/treatment-strategies-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-from-bilateral-vertebral-artery-dissection-a-case-report-and-literature-review-focusing-on-availability-of-stent-placement
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Yasuo Murai, Fumihiro Matano, Shoji Yokobori, Hidetaka Onda, Hiroyuki Yokota, Akio Morita
BACKGROUND: Bilateral vertebral artery dissection (VAD) may result in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). However, a variety of factors contribute to the difficulties with treating SAH. We report a case of bilateral VAD with SAH, as well as a literature review. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 32-year-old woman developed headache. Computed tomography (CT) demonstrated diffuse SAH, and 3-dimensional CT indicated bilateral VAD. Her left vertebral artery was severely stenosed and the basilar artery was retrogradely flowed via the posterior communicating artery...
July 11, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709335/entropic-multirelaxation-time-lattice-boltzmann-method-for-moving-and-deforming-geometries-in-three-dimensions
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B Dorschner, S S Chikatamarla, I V Karlin
Entropic lattice Boltzmann methods have been developed to alleviate intrinsic stability issues of lattice Boltzmann models for under-resolved simulations. Its reliability in combination with moving objects was established for various laminar benchmark flows in two dimensions in our previous work [B. Dorschner, S. Chikatamarla, F. Bösch, and I. Karlin, J. Comput. Phys. 295, 340 (2015)JCTPAH0021-999110.1016/j.jcp.2015.04.017] as well as for three-dimensional one-way coupled simulations of engine-type geometries in B...
June 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708036/amniotic-fluid-cells-show-higher-pluripotency-related-gene-expression-than-allantoic-fluid-cells
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Debora Kehl, Melanie Generali, Sabrina Görtz, Diego Geering, Jaroslav Slamecka, Simon P Hoerstrup, Ulrich Bleul, Benedikt Weber
Amniotic fluid represents an abundant source of multipotent stem cells, referred as broadly mul-tipotent given their differentiation potential and expression of pluripotency-related genes. How-ever, the origin of this broadly multipotent cellular fraction is not fully understood. Several sources have been proposed so far, including embryonic and extra-embryonic tissues. In this re-gard, the ovine developmental model uniquely allows for direct comparison of fetal fluid-derived cells from two separate fetal fluid cavities, the allantois and the amnion, over the entire duration of gestation...
July 14, 2017: Stem Cells and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707821/splenic-vein-thrombosis-following-pancreas-transplantation-identification-of-factors-that-support-conservative-management
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Jack W Harbell, Tara Morgan, Vickie A Feldstein, Garrett R Roll, Andrew Posselt, Sang-Mo Kang, Sandy Feng, Ryutaro Hirose, Chris E Freise, Peter Stock
Prophylaxis for graft portal/splenic venous thrombosis following pancreas transplant varies between institutions. Similarly, treatment of venous thrombosis ranges from early re-exploration to conservative management with anticoagulation. We wished to determine the prevalence of graft splenic vein (SV) thrombosis, as well as the clinical significance of non-occlusive thrombus observed on routine imaging. Records of 112 pancreas transplant recipients over a five-year period at a single center were reviewed. Venous thrombosis was defined as absence of flow or presence of thrombus identified in any part of the graft SV on ultrasound...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704808/enhanced-reactive-oxygen-species-production-acidic-cytosolic-ph-and-upregulated-na-h-exchanger-nhe-in-dicer-deficient-cd4-t-cells
#7
Yogesh Singh, Yuetao Zhou, Shaqiu Zhang, Khalid N M Abdelazeem, Bernat Elvira, Madhuri S Salker, Florian Lang
BACKGROUND: MicroRNAs (miRNAs) negatively regulate gene expression at a post-transcriptional level. Dicer, a cytoplasmic RNase III enzyme, is required for the maturation of miRNAs from precursor miRNAs. Dicer, therefore, is a critical enzyme involved in the biogenesis and processing of miRNAs. Several biological processes are controlled by miRNAs, including the regulation of T cell development and function. T cells generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) with parallel H+ extrusion accomplished by the Na+/H+-exchanger 1 (NHE1)...
July 14, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694237/phase-transitions-during-compression-and-decompression-of-clots-from-platelet-poor-plasma-platelet-rich-plasma-and-whole-blood
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Xiaojun Liang, Irina Chernysh, Prashant K Purohit, John W Weisel
Blood clots are required to stem bleeding and are subject to a variety of stresses, but they can also block blood vessels and cause heart attacks and ischemic strokes. We measured the compressive response of human platelet-poor plasma (PPP) clots, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) clots and whole blood clots and correlated these measurements with confocal and scanning electron microscopy to track changes in clot structure. Stress-strain curves revealed four characteristic regions, for compression-decompression: (1) linear elastic region; (2) upper plateau or softening region; (3) non-linear elastic region or re-stretching of the network; (4) lower plateau in which dissociation of some newly made connections occurs...
July 8, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691990/re-evaluation-of-the-microvascular-blood-flow-oxygenation-and-survival-of-tarsoconjunctival-flaps-following-the-modified-hughes-procedure
#9
Marie Brenner Somogyi, Ivan Vrcek, John W Shore
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690406/the-cutting-of-metals-via-plastic-buckling
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Anirudh Udupa, Koushik Viswanathan, Yeung Ho, Srinivasan Chandrasekar
The cutting of metals has long been described as occurring by laminar plastic flow. Here we show that for metals with large strain-hardening capacity, laminar flow mode is unstable and cutting instead occurs by plastic buckling of a thin surface layer. High speed in situ imaging confirms that the buckling results in a small bump on the surface which then evolves into a fold of large amplitude by rotation and stretching. The repeated occurrence of buckling and folding manifests itself at the mesoscopic scale as a new flow mode with significant vortex-like components-sinuous flow...
June 2017: Proceedings. Mathematical, Physical, and Engineering Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687502/endovascular-treatment-of-distal-tears-located-in-the-reno-viseceral-segment-with-bare-metal-stents-and-coils-in-a-complicated-type-b-aortic-dissection
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Qingsheng Lu, Yanqing Chen, Yongxue Zhang, Hongfei Wang, Hanyan Li, Jiaxuan Feng, Huajuan Mao, Zaiping Jing
PURPOSE: To provide an endovascular strategy of treating patent re-entries adjacent to visceral branches in the management of aortic dissections. CASE REPORT: A 45-year-old male who had received endovascular treatment for a type B aortic dissection was again admitted for his intermittent abdominal pain. Distal tears located in the reno-visceral segment was left untreated in the initial procedure, and was thought to be related to the expansion of the false lumen during follow-up...
July 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687339/inflammation-and-myointimal-hyperplasia-correlation-with-hemodynamic-forces
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Antonio V Sterpetti, Alessandra Cucina, Valeria Borrelli, Marco Ventura
OBJECTIVES: The aim of our study was to correlate flow dynamics and the release of inflammatory cytokines Interleukin 1, 2, 6, TNF (Tumour Necrosis Factor) alfa, both in vitro and in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Endothelial cells were exposed to laminar flow (6dyne/cm(2)) in an in vitro circulatory system and the release of Interleukin 1, 2, 6 and TNF alfa was quantified by ELISA. Interleukin 1, 2, 6 and TNF alfa release was also assessed in vein grafts implanted in the arterial circulation of Lewis rats...
July 5, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685253/detection-and-quantitation-of-right-ventricular-reversible-perfusion-defects-by-stress-spect-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-a-proof-of-principle-study
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Ayman A Farag, Jack Heo, Lindsey Tauxe, Pradeep Bhambhvani, Guido Germano, Paul Kavanagh, Ami E Iskandrian, Fadi G Hage
BACKGROUND: In patients with right dominant coronary circulation, the right ventricular (RV) myocardium and the inferior region of the left ventricular (LV) myocardium share a common source of blood flow. We hypothesized that stress/rest SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) could detect reversible perfusion defects in the RV in some patients with LV inferior wall perfusion abnormalities. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We identified 2 groups of patients with LV inferior wall perfusion defects (with or without defects in other regions of LV myocardium) from our database...
July 6, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679887/telehealth-and-the-re-design-of-emergency-medical-services
#14
Richard W Jones, George Despotou, Theodoros N Arvanitis
As patient numbers continue to rise Emergency Department's (ED's) are struggling to not only control patient wait times but also to maintain the quality of patient care. Improving patient flow through the ED has been a priority for many years with techniques such as Lean Six-Sigma being implemented specifically to help alleviate the problem. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement recently stated that the best opportunities to improving patient flow relate to the front-end of the ED, namely triage. This contribution examines the use of Telehealth initiatives at the front-end of the ED, specifically tele-consultation, to reduce patient loading, provide timelier healthcare (with improved patient outcomes) and reduce costs...
2017: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678648/methylation-of-tmem176a-is-an-independent-prognostic-marker-and-is-involved-in-human-colorectal-cancer-development
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Dan Gao, Yingjie Han, Yang Yang, James G Herman, Enqiang Linghu, Qimin Zhan, François Fuks, Zhi John Lu, Mingzhou Guo
Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the third most common malignancy and the fourth most common cause of cancer related death worldwide. This study was designed to find tumor suppressors involved in CRC development by performing RNA-seq. Eight CRC cell lines and 130 cases of primary CRC samples were used. RNA-seq, methylation-specific PCR (MSP), flow cytometry, transwell assays, and a xenograft mouse model were employed. Reduction of TMEM176A expression was confirmed in human CRC cells by RNA-seq. TMEM176A was expressed in LS180 and SW620 cells, loss of TMEM176A expression was observed in LOVO, HCT116, RKO, and DLD1 cells, and reduced TMEM176A expression was found in HT29 and SW480 cells...
July 5, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678322/downregulated-long-non-coding-rna-trpm2-as-inhibits-cisplatin-resistance-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-cells-via-activation-of-p53-p66shc-pathway
#16
L-Y Ma, X-W Xie, L Ma, J-L Pang, X-M Xiong, H-D Zheng, X-L Shen, Z-G Wen, H-Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), as an ordinary malignant tumor, presents with high death rate and poor prognosis. Few literatures have explored the association between NSCLC development and lncRNAs expression. This study focuses on the important role of a novel lncRNA TRPM2-AS in the development of chemo-resistance in NSCLC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The expression level of lncRNA TRPM2-AS was identified by using qRT-PCR assay. The apoptosis rate and the alteration of the cell cycle were detected by the flow cytometric analysis...
June 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674929/frequency-of-a-large-drift-caused-by-pressure-wire-using-optical-fibers
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Yoshiaki Kawase, Toru Tanigaki, Akihiro Hirakawa, Hiroyuki Omori, Tetsuo Hirata, Syuuichi Okamoto, Hideaki Ota, Jun Kikuchi, Munenori Okubo, Hiroki Kamiya, Masanori Kawasaki, Takahiko Suzuki, Hitoshi Matsuo
The frequency of a large pressure signal drift (PDs) caused by pressure wire using optical fibers and its effect on fractional flow reserve (FFR)-based decision-making is not clear. We used pressure wires using optical fibers as "workhorse wires" for 95 consecutive lesions. The wire was normalized at the tip of the guiding catheter just before performing the percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and was used without re-normalization until the end of the PCI. The drift value at the end of the procedures was evaluated...
July 3, 2017: Cardiovascular Intervention and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673317/the-ubiquitin-conjugating-enzyme-ube2o-modulates-c-maf-stability-and-induces-myeloma-cell-apoptosis
#18
Yujia Xu, Zubin Zhang, Jie Li, Jiefei Tong, Biyin Cao, Paul Taylor, Xiaowen Tang, Depei Wu, Michael F Moran, Yuanying Zeng, Xinliang Mao
BACKGROUND: UBE2O is proposed as a ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme, but its function was largely unknown. METHODS: Mass spectrometry was applied to identify c-Maf ubiquitination-associated proteins. Immunoprecipitation was applied for c-Maf and UBE2O interaction. Immunoblotting was used for Maf protein stability. Luciferase assay was used for c-Maf transcriptional activity. Lentiviral infections were applied for UBE2O function in multiple myeloma (MM) cells. Flow cytometry and nude mice xenografts were applied for MM cell apoptosis and tumor growth assay, respectively...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28672973/compound-anisodine-affects-the-proliferation-and-calcium-overload-of-hypoxia-induced-rat-retinal-progenitor-cells-and-brain-neural-stem-cells-via-the-p-erk1-2-hif-1%C3%AE-vegf-pathway
#19
Qun Wang, Shan Gao, Yu Luo, Qian-Yan Kang
As a Traditional Chinese Medicine, compound anisodine (CA) has previously been shown to regulate the vegetative nervous system, improve microcirculation and scavenge reactive oxygen species, and has been commonly utilized as a neuroprotective agent to treat ischemic optic neuropathy and choroidoretinopathy. The present study aimed to investigate the neuroprotective effects of CA on the proliferation and calcium overload of hypoxia-induced rat retinal progenitor cells (RPCs) and brain neural stem cells (BNSCs) harvested from neonatal Sprague-Dawley rats...
July 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671279/impairment-of-primary-cilia-contributes-to-visceral-adiposity-of-high-fat-diet-fed-mice
#20
Ni Qiu, Wei-Jin Fang, Hong-Sheng Li, Zhi-Min He, Zhou-Sheng Xiao, Yan Xiong
Deficiency of primary cilia formation by knockout kinesin family member 3A (Kif3a) in mature osteoblasts led to osteopenia and enhanced adipogenesis. Adipogenesis plays an important role in adipose tissue expansion by High-fat-diet (HFD) induced obesity. Whether primary cilia participate in high-fat-diet induced adiposity remains unclear. In this study, we found that the number and length of primary cilia and expression levels of KIF3A and intraflagellar transport 88 homolog (IFT88) mRNA and proteins reached peak on the day 3 of adipogenesis, followed by a decrease to reach low basal expression levels at day 9 when differentiated to lipid accumulating adipocytes in VAT-SVFs derived from lean mice...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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