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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926782/enterprise-stent-in-recanalizing-non-acute-atherosclerotic-intracranial-internal-carotid-artery-occlusion
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Xiaofei Wang, Zhigang Wang, Yong Ji, Xuan Ding, Yizheng Zang, Chengwei Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the safety and effectiveness of recanalization in non-acute occlusion of intracranial internal carotid arteries using the flexible Enterprise self-expanding stent. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From June 2014 to June 2016, 12 consecutive patients with non-acute occlusion of intracranial internal carotid arteries received endovascular recanalization with Enterprise stenting. All patients received medication for anti-platelet aggregation therapy before and after the operation...
June 27, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923620/late-conversion-to-belatacept-after-kidney-transplantation-outcome-and-prognostic-factors
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M Dürr, N Lachmann, B Zukunft, D Schmidt, K Budde, S Brakemeier
BACKGROUND: Conversion to belatacept at a later point after kidney transplantation (KT) as a rescue therapy has been shown to be beneficiary in an increasing number of patients, but prognostic factors for a favorable outcome have never been investigated. METHODS: The present study analyzed all KT patients after late conversion to belatacept in a single center regarding graft survival and changes in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), proteinuria, and mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) of donor-specific antibodies (DSA)...
October 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918487/clinical-risk-stratification-of-paediatric-renal-transplant-recipients-using-c1q-and-c3d-fixing-of-de-novo-donor-specific-antibodies
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Jon Jin Kim, Olivia Shaw, Chloe Martin, George Michaelides, Ramnath Balasubramaniam, Neil J Sebire, Nizam Mamode, Anthony Dorling, Robert Vaughan, Stephen D Marks
INTRODUCTION: We have previously shown that children who developed de novo donor-specific human leukocyte antigen (HLA) antibodies (DSA) had greater decline in allograft function. We hypothesised that patients with complement-activating DSA would have poorer renal allograft outcomes. METHODS: A total of 75 children developed DSA in the original study. The first positive DSA sample was subsequently tested for C1q and C3d fixing. The primary event was defined as 50% reduction from baseline estimated glomerular filtration rate and was analysed using the Kaplan-Meier estimator...
September 16, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915102/acceleration-selective-arterial-spin-labeling-mr-angiography-used-to-visualize-distal-cerebral-arteries-and-collateral-vessels-in-moyamoya-disease
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Osamu Togao, Akio Hiwatashi, Makoto Obara, Koji Yamashita, Kazufumi Kikuchi, Ryotaro Kamei, Ataru Nishimura, Koichi Arimura, Koji Yoshimoto, Koji Iihara, Marc Van Cauteren, Hiroshi Honda
Purpose To evaluate and compare the performance of acceleration-selective arterial spin labeling (AccASL) magnetic resonance (MR) angiography in the visualization of cerebral arteries and collateral vessels in patients with Moyamoya disease with that of time-of-flight (TOF) MR angiography, with digital subtraction angiography (DSA) as the reference standard. Materials and Methods Thirty-six cerebral hemispheres from 22 patients with Moyamoya disease underwent TOF and AccASL MR angiography and DSA. Qualitative evaluations included imaging of the terminal internal carotid artery (ICA), distal middle cerebral arteries (MCAs), Moyamoya vessels, and leptomeningeal anastomosis (LMA) collaterals with reference to DSA...
September 15, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906357/ercp-related-complication-is-not-the-only-cause-of-gi-bleeding-in-post-liver-transplantation-patients-a-case-report
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Zhen Ding, Xue-Lian Tang, Rong Lin, Chaoqun Han, Jun Liu
RATIONALE: Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the treatment of choice for biliary complications in liver transplantation (LT) recipients as it is both diagnostic and therapeutic. The specific risks following ERCP among LT recipients have not been well studied. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 56-year-old man with a history of orthotopic LT underwent endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) as a treatment of biliary strictures, whereby a plastic stent was implanted...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904429/correlation-of-pretransplant-donor-specific-antibody-assay-using-luminex-crossmatch-with-graft-outcome-in-renal-transplant-patients
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M Vimal, M P Chacko, G Basu, D Daniel
The significance of pretransplant anti-human leukocyte antigen antibody levels that are detectable by more sensitive platforms (including the Luminex platform) yet undetected by complement-dependent cytotoxicity (CDC) assay remains unclear. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical significance of the donor-specific antibody (DSA) assay Luminex crossmatch and its impact on short-term renal graft outcome such as acute rejections, graft survival, and graft function. The results of pretransplant DSA-lymphocyte crossmatching (LCXM) assay in 126 renal allograft recipients whose CDCs crossmatches were negative were retrospectively analyzed for correlation with posttransplant outcomes...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903431/detection-of-specific-chlamydia-pneumoniae-and-cytomegalovirus-antigens-in-human-carotid-atherosclerotic-plaque-in-a-chinese-population
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Jiachao Cao, Yumin Mao, Bo Dong, Wei Guan, Jia Shi, Suinuan Wang
To explore the relationship between certain pathogens, such as chlamydia pneumonia (Cpn) and cytomegalovirus (CMV), and carotid atherosclerosis (AS) in a Chinese population.Twenty-five carotid atherosclerotic stenosis patients from the Beijing Tiantan Hospital (affiliated with Capital Medical University) participated in the study. After undergoing digital subtraction angiography (DSA) and/or computed tomography angiography (CTA), the degree of carotid artery stenosis was over 70% in all cases, and the patients underwent carotid endarterectomy...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901690/hypothenar-hammer-syndrome-in-an-office-worker
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Fan Zhang, Yuranga Weerakkody, Patrik Tosenovsky
Hypothenar hammer syndrome (HHS) is an uncommon cause of unilateral Raynaud's phenomenon, splinter haemorrhages and hypothenar weakness. The typical patient is a male blue-collar worker who uses their hypothenar eminence to hammer objects as part of their work. The distal ulnar artery beyond Guyon's canal is superficial and vulnerable to blunt trauma. CTA and MRA are common initial investigations and can suggest the diagnosis. DSA is the gold standard imaging modality and offers therapeutic opportunities. Management is controversial, but unless there is critical digital ischaemia, conservative treatment is first line...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894081/eculizumab-in-renal-transplantation-a-2017-update
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Ryszard Grenda, Magdalena Durlik
Despite ongoing progress in renal transplantation, there are still emerging challenges in this field, including consequences of ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI), pre-existing and produced de novo anti-HLA donor-specific antibodies (DSA), and acute/chronic humoral rejection (AMR), as well as the recurrence of atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome (aHUS) in genetically predisposed patients. All these conditions are related to the prominent role of the complement system and are deleterious to the fate of the renal graft...
September 12, 2017: Annals of Transplantation: Quarterly of the Polish Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890009/impact-of-onyx%C3%A2-embolization-on-radiosurgical-management-of-cerebral-avm-treatment-and-outcome
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Ido Strauss, Oz Haim, Daniel Umansky, Benjamin W Corn, Vladimir Frolov, Natan Shtraus, Shimon Maimon, Andrew A Kanner
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a well-established treatment modality for cerebral arterio-venous malformations (AVMs). The main limiting factor in the radiosurgical treatment of AVMs is the volume of the nidus with high-grade lesions often requiring combined treatment to reduce the SRS target volume. To overcome this limitation, we have been using a combined treatment approach consisting of endovascular embolization with ONYX followed by SRS. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate our clinical experience for safety and feasibility of this multimodality treatment approach...
September 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885499/a-concentric-neighborhoods-solution-to-disparity-in-liver-access-that-contains-current-unos-districts
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Sanjay Mehrotra, Vikram Kilambi, Kevin Bui, Richard Gilroy, Sophoclis P Alexopoulos, David S Goldberg, Daniela P Ladner, Goran B Klintmalm
BACKGROUND: Policymakers are deliberating reforms to reduce geographic disparity in liver allocation. Public comments and the UNOS Liver and Intestinal Committee have expressed interest in refining the neighborhoods approach. Share 35 and Share 15 policies affect geographic disparity. METHODS: We construct concentric neighborhoods superimposing the current 11 regions. Employing concepts from concentric circles, we construct neighborhoods for each DSA that consider all DSAs within 400, 500, or 600 miles as neighbors...
September 6, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885488/complement-c1q-binding-de-novo-donor-specific-antibodies-and-cardiac-allograft-vasculopathy-in-pediatric-heart-transplant-recipients
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Bibhuti B Das, Chantale Lacelle, Song Zhang, Ang Gao, David Fixler
BACKGROUND: We hypothesized C1q binding de novo donor specific antibody (DSA) after heart transplant (HT) is a higher risk for development of coronary artery vasculopathy (CAV) in children. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 127 pediatric heart transplant (HT) recipients transplanted between January 2005 and December 2014 was used to determine complement (C1q)-binding de novo DSA on the outcomes of HT and the ability of the C1q assay to predict CAV development...
September 6, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885208/the-diagnostic-value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-as-a-new-technique-for-imaging-of-vascular-complications-in-renal-transplants-compared-to-standard-imaging-modalities
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K Mueller-Peltzer, J Rübenthaler, M Fischereder, M Reiser, D-A Clevert
BACKGROUND: Vascular complications in renal transplant patients are a well-known issue in post transplant patient care. If malfunctioning of the renal transplant is suspected to be caused by vascular complications an early diagnosis and therapy is required to maintain the renal transplant. Computed tomography (CT), digital substraction angiography (DSA) and radioisotope renography are the gold standard imaging modalities to diagnose vascular complications. OBJECTIVE: To analyse the sensitivity and specificity of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in comparison to the standard imaging modalities CT, DSA and radioisotope renography in the diagnosis of vascular complications in renal transplant patients...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882367/defining-the-phenotype-of-antibody-mediated-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation-advances-in-diagnosis-of-antibody-injury
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Neetika Garg, Milagros D Samaniego, Dana Clark, Arjang Djamali
The diagnostic criteria for antibody-mediated rejection (ABMR) are constantly evolving in light of the evidence. Inclusion of C4d-negative ABMR has been one of the major advances in the Banff Classification in recent years. Currently Banff 2015 classification requires evidence of donor specific antibodies (DSA), interaction between DSA and the endothelium, and acute tissue injury (in the form of microvasculature injury (MVI); acute thrombotic microangiopathy; or acute tubular injury in the absence of other apparent cause)...
August 15, 2017: Transplantation Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873687/a-comparative-study-of-volatile-components-in-dianhong-teas-from-fresh-leaves-of-four-tea-cultivars-by-using-chromatography-mass-spectrometry-multivariate-data-analysis-and-descriptive-sensory-analysis
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Chao Wang, Chenxia Zhang, Yawen Kong, Xiaopei Peng, Changwen Li, Shunhang Liu, Liping Du, Dongguang Xiao, Yongquan Xu
Dianhong teas produced from fresh leaves of different tea cultivars (YK is Yunkang No. 10, XY is Xueya 100, CY is Changyebaihao, SS is Shishengmiao), were compared in terms of volatile compounds and descriptive sensory analysis. A total of 73 volatile compounds in 16 tea samples were tentatively identified. YK, XY, CY, and SS contained 55, 53, 49, and 51 volatile compounds, respectively. Partial least squares-discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) and hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA) were used to classify the samples, and 40 key components were selected based on variable importance in the projection...
October 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872525/thumb-ossification-composite-index-toci-for-predicting-peripubertal-skeletal-maturity-and-peak-height-velocity-in-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-validation-study-of-premenarchal-girls-with-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-followed-longitudinally-until-skeletal-maturity
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Alec L H Hung, W W Chau, B Shi, Simon K Chow, Fiona Y P Yu, T P Lam, Bobby K W Ng, Y Qiu, Jack C Y Cheng
BACKGROUND: Accurate skeletal maturity assessment is important to guide clinical evaluation of idiopathic scoliosis, but commonly used methods are inadequate or too complex for rapid clinical use. The objective of the study was to propose a new simplified staging method, called the thumb ossification composite index (TOCI), based on the ossification pattern of the 2 thumb epiphyses and the adductor sesamoid bone; to determine its accuracy in predicting skeletal maturation when compared with the Sanders simplified skeletal maturity system (SSMS); and to validate its interrater and intrarater reliability...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868245/isolation-culture-and-characterization-of-human-sertoli-cells-by-flow-cytometry-development-of-procedure
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Mohammad Reza Lakpour, Samaneh Aghajanpour, Morteza Koruji, Abdolhossein Shahverdi, Mohammad Ali Sadighi-Gilani, Marjan Sabbaghian, Reza Aflatoonian, Majid Rajabian-Naghandar
BACKGROUND: The sertoli cells in the testis create unique and safe environment to protect seminiferous tubules from auto antigens and invading pathogens. These cells produce the survival factor of the blood-testis barrier and produce special materials such as androgen binding proteins and contribute to the coordinated action of spermatogenesis. Given that the sertoli cells play an essential role in spermatogenesis and the lack of these cells leads to the disruption of spermatogenesis, it is necessary to investigate the behavior and performance of these cells...
April 2017: Journal of Reproduction & Infertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866638/prediction-of-hyperperfusion-phenomenon-after-carotid-artery-stenting-and-carotid-angioplasty-using-quantitative-dsa-with-cerebral-circulation-time-imaging
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Keita Yamauchi, Yukiko Enomoto, Katharina Otani, Yusuke Egashira, Toru Iwama
BACKGROUND: Hyperperfusion syndrome after carotid interventions has a low incidence but it can lead to morbidity and mortality. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the usefulness of quantitative DSA for predicting hyperperfusion phenomenon (HPP) after carotid artery stenting and angioplasty. METHODS: Thirty-three consecutive patients with carotid stenosis treated with carotid artery stenting or angioplasty between February 2014 and August 2016 were included...
September 2, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862107/collateral-scoring-on-ct-angiogram-must-evaluate-phase-and-regional-pattern
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Colin Casault, Abdulaziz S Al Sultan, Anurag Trivedi, Sung Il Sohn, Emmad Qazi, Matthew Bokyo, Mohammed Almekhlafi, Christopher d'Esterre, Mayank Goyal, Andrew M Demchuk, Bijoy K Menon
PURPOSE: We measured anterior cerebral artery (ACA)-middle cerebral artery (MCA) and posterior cerebral artery (PCA)-MCA pial filling on single-phase computed tomography angiograms (sCTAs) in acute ischemic stroke and correlate with the CTA-based Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA)-based American Society of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology (ASITN) score. METHODS: Patients with acute stroke and M1 MCA±intracranial internal carotid artery occlusion on baseline CTA were included...
September 2017: Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences. le Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858988/venous-diverticula-causing-pulsatile-tinnitus-treated-with-coil-embolization-and-stent-placement-with-resolution-of-symptoms-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Ravi K Shastri, Neeraj Chaudhary, Aditya S Pandey, Steven A Telian, Joseph J Gemmete
OBJECTIVE: To report two cases of pulsatile tinnitus caused by complex venous diverticula with successful treatment via coil embolization and stent placement followed by complete resolution of symptoms. We also review the literature pertaining to venous diverticula causing pulsatile tinnitus treated using endovascular techniques. PATIENTS: Two women patients, aged 27 and 29 years, presented to our institution with 3-month histories of pulsatile tinnitus. In each case, non-invasive imaging and conventional digital subtraction angiography (DSA) confirmed the presence of a complex right transverse-sigmoid sinus junction diverticulum...
October 2017: Otology & Neurotology
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