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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645928/molecular-mechanisms-in-cardiomyopathy
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Keith Dadson, Ludger Hauck, Filio Billia
Cardiomyopathies represent a heterogeneous group of diseases that negatively affect heart function. Primary cardiomyopathies specifically target the myocardium, and may arise from genetic [hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy/dysplasia (ARVC/D), mitochondrial cardiomyopathy] or genetic and acquired [dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM)] etiology. Modern genomics has identified mutations that are common in these populations, while in vitro and in vivo experimentation with these mutations have provided invaluable insight into the molecular mechanisms native to these diseases...
July 1, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634870/assessing-different-sources-of-uncertainty-in-hydrological-projections-of-high-and-low-flows-case-study-for-omerli-basin-istanbul-turkey
#2
Batuhan Eren Engin, Ismail Yücel, Aysen Yilmaz
This study investigates the assessment of uncertainty contribution in projected changes of high and low flows from parameterization of a hydrological model and inputs of ensemble regional climate models (RCM). An ensemble of climate projections including 15 global circulation model (GCM)/RCM combinations and two bias corrections (change factor (CF) and bias correction in mean (BC)) was used to generate streamflow series for a reference and future period using the Hydrologiska Byråns Vattenbalansavdelning (HBV) model with the 25 best-fit parameter sets based on four objective functions...
July 2017: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632796/handheld-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-to-aid-in-the-management-of-complex-facial-lentigo-maligna
#3
Brian P Hibler, Oriol Yélamos, Miguel Cordova, Heidy Sierra, Milind Rajadhyaksha, Kishwer S Nehal, Anthony M Rossi
Diagnosis and management of lentigo maligna (LM) and LM melanoma (LMM) is challenging. Novel noninvasive imaging technologies such as reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) have advanced the ability to better diagnose and monitor challenging lesions. In addition, the new handheld RCM (HRCM) together with the use of videomosaics has allowed an accurate evaluation of large lesions in concave/convex areas of the body (eg, the face). Herein, we review the impact of HRCM in the detection, treatment decision-making, and monitoring of 5 cases of complex facial LM/LMM...
May 2017: Cutis; Cutaneous Medicine for the Practitioner
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622497/feline-panleukopenia-virus-is-not-associated-with-myocarditis-or-endomyocardial-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-in-cats
#4
Laura McEndaffer, Alex Molesan, Hollis Erb, Kathleen Kelly
Canine parvovirus-2 (CPV-2) is nearly indistinguishable from feline panleukopenia virus (FPV) and is a well-known cause of viral myocarditis in young puppies; however, it is not known whether either FPV or CPV-2 naturally infects feline cardiomyocytes and causes myocarditis. Endomyocarditis (EMC) and left ventricular endomyocardial fibrosis (LVEF), clinically known as "endomyocardial restrictive cardiomyopathy," are important feline heart diseases suspected to have an infectious etiology. A continuum is suggested with EMC representing the acute reaction to an unknown infectious agent and LVEF the chronic manifestation of repair...
July 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617995/investigation-of-an-n-terminal-prohormone-of-brain-natriuretic-peptide-point-of-care-elisa-in-clinically-normal-cats-and-cats-with-cardiac-disease
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A N Harris, S S Beatty, A H Estrada, B Winter, M Bohannon, I Sosa, J Hanscom, C A Mainville, A E Gallagher
BACKGROUND: N-terminal prohormone of brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) concentrations may be increased in cats with various cardiac disorders. The point-of-care (POC) ELISA assay uses the same biologic reagents as the quantitative NT-proBNP ELISA. Previous studies have evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of the POC ELISA in cats with cardiac disease. OBJECTIVES: To prospectively evaluate the diagnostic utility of the POC ELISA in a select population of cats...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598164/asymmetric-syntheses-of-amaryllidaceae-alkaloids-crinane-and-4a-dehydroxycrinamabine
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Ya-Ru Gao, Da-Yu Wang, Yong-Qiang Wang
A palladium-catalyzed asymmetric allyl-allyl cross-coupling reaction to construct the chiral quaternary carbon center of crinane alkaloids has been developed. On the basis of an efficient approach, the enantioselective synthesis of (-)-crinane (1) is presented, and the first asymmetric total synthesis of (+)-4a-dehydroxycrinamabine (2) was achieved by subsequent oxidation, 1,4-conjugate addition, RCM reaction, reductive amination, and Pictet-Spengler reaction. The method provided an alternative strategy for the syntheses of crinane alkaloids and other Amaryllidaceae natural products...
June 9, 2017: Organic Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597748/hypereosinophilic-cardiac-disease
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Laura Filippetti, Olivier Huttin, Christine Selton-Suty, Damien Voilliot
Hypereosinophilia may be due to several aetiologies. Cardiac complications are not uncommon, whatever the causes. Clinical presentations of hypereosinophilic cardiac diseases may vary widely from asymptomatic form to fatal necrotic myocarditis or irreversible restrictive cardiomyopathy. As a major cause of morbidity and mortality, diagnosis of cardiac involvement is crucial. Until recently the diagnosis was exclusively based on cardiac biopsy. Nowadays, multimodal cardiac imaging, including echocardiography and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, is the cornerstone of the diagnosis...
February 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595207/eosinophilic-myocarditis-presenting-as-acute-coronary-syndrome
#8
Evrim Şimşek, Filiz Özerkan Çakan, Mustafa Akın
Eosinophilic myocarditis (EM) is a rare condition that may result from several heterogeneous eosinophilic diseases, including parasite infection, hypersensitivity reaction, vasculitis, and hypereosinophilic syndrome. Regardless of etiology, the disease may present with various cardiac conditions, such as acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, or arrhythmia. Irreversible endomyocardial fibrosis, which causes restrictive cardiomyopathy, occurs in the late phase of the disease. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial to prevent disease progression...
June 2017: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği Arşivi: Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin Yayın Organıdır
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581718/ruthenium-promoted-on-dna-ring-closing-metathesis-and-cross-metathesis
#9
Xiaojie Lu, Lijun Fan, Christopher B Phelps, Christopher P Davie, Christine P Donahue
DNA-encoded library technology (ELT) is now widely used in pharmaceutical, biotechnological, and academic research for hit identification and target validation. New on-DNA reactions are keys to exploring greater chemical space and accessing challenging chemotypes such as configurationally constrained macrocycles. Herein, we describe the first on-DNA ring-closing metathesis (RCM) and cross-metathesis (CM) reactions promoted by fast initiating Grubbs Ru reagents. Under the optimized conditions, MgCl2 was used to protect the DNA from Ru-induced decomposition...
June 21, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573678/cardiac-involvements-in-hypereosinophilia-associated-syndrome-case-reports-and-a-little-review-of-the-literature
#10
Xuanyi Jin, Chunyan Ma, Shuang Liu, Zhengyu Guan, Yonghuai Wang, Jun Yang
Hypereosinophilia-associated syndrome is a rare group of systemic diseases without certain underlying causes. Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) and eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA), formerly known as Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS), are initial considerations, when underlying causes remains unexplained despite of complete evaluation of hypereosinophilia. In this study, we report two rare cases, one case of HES with Loeffler endocarditis, and the other one of EGPA with restrictive cardiomyopathy mimicking myocardial infarction, to further address differential chief cardiac manifestations between HES and EGPA...
June 1, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573666/detection-of-desmoplastic-melanoma-with-dermoscopy-and-reflectance-confocal-microscopy
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N G Maher, A Solinas, R A Scolyer, S Puig, G Pellacani, P Guitera
BACKGROUND: Desmoplastic melanoma (DM) is frequently misdiagnosed clinically and often associated with melanoma in situ (MIS). OBJECTIVE: To improve the detection of DM using dermoscopy and reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM). METHODS: A descriptive analysis of DM dermoscopy features and a case-control study within a melanoma population for RCM feature evaluation, performed blindly, using data obtained between 2005 and 2015. After retrospectively identifying all DM cases with RCM data over the study period (n=16), a control group of non-DM melanoma patients with RCM data, in a ratio of at least 3:1, was selected...
June 2, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571655/a-novel-approach-to-predict-24-hour-energy-expenditure-based-on-hematologic-volumes-development-and-validation-of-models-comparable-to-mifflin-st-jeor-and-body-composition-models
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Douglas C Chang, Paolo Piaggi, Jonathan Krakoff
BACKGROUND: Accurate prediction of 24-hour energy expenditure (24EE) relies on knowing body composition, in particular fat-free mass (FFM), the largest determinant of 24EE. FFM is closely correlated with hematologic volumes: blood volume (BV), red cell mass (RCM), and plasma volume (PV). However, it is unknown whether predicted hematologic volumes, based on easily collected variables, can improve 24EE prediction. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to develop and validate equations to predict 24EE based on predicted BV, RCM, and PV and to compare the accuracy and agreement with models developed from FFM and with the Mifflin-St Jeor equation, which is recommended for clinical use by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics...
May 29, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566167/in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-of-meissner-s-corpuscles-in-diabetic-distal-symmetric-polyneuropathy
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Peter D Creigh, Michael P McDermott, Janet E Sowden, Michele Ferguson, David N Herrmann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate in-vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) of Meissner's corpuscles (MC) in diabetic distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSP). METHODS: Forty-three adults with diabetes and 21 control subjects underwent RCM of MC density at the fingertip of digit V, thenar eminence (TE), and arch of the foot, ankle skin biopsy for epidermal nerve fiber density (ENFD), electrophysiological studies, monofilament threshold testing, and timed vibration at the toe...
July 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564685/histopathologic-and-immunohistochemical-correlates-of-confocal-descriptors-in-pigmented-facial-macules-on-photodamaged-skin
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Ignacio Gómez-Martín, Sara Moreno, Evelyn Andrades-López, Inma Hernández-Muñoz, Fernando Gallardo, Carlos Barranco, Ramon M Pujol, Sonia Segura
Importance: Pigmented facial macules on photodamaged skin are a clinical, dermoscopic, and histopathologic challenge. Objectives: To clinically and dermoscopically characterize, by means of reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM), ambiguous pigmented facial macules and establish a correlation between RCM, histopathologic, and immunohistochemical findings. Design, Setting, and Participants: A prospective study of ambiguous pigmented facial macules on photodamaged skin was conducted in a tertiary referral center for dermatology between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2015...
May 31, 2017: JAMA Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562149/in-vivo-laser-confocal-microscopy-using-the-hrt-rostock-cornea-module-diversity-and-diagnostic-implications-in-patients-with-uveitis
#15
Lyndell L Lim, Jing Xie, Chyn C Chua, Tiffany Wong, Lani T Hoang, Matthias D Becker, Eric B Suhler, James T Rosenbaum, Friederike Mackensen
PURPOSE: Keratic precipitates (KP) are a common feature of uveitis. We prospectively examined KP with the Heidelberg Retinal Tomograph II confocal laser scanning microscope and Rostock Corneal Module (HRT-RCM) to explore their diagnostic implications. METHODS: Prospective, observational, multicenter study. HRT-RCM images were classified by two masked observers. RESULTS: 120 scans on 120 eyes from 110 subjects were included. The majority (N = 93) had non-infectious uveitis...
May 31, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543606/reflectance-confocal-microscopy-analysis-of-equivocal-melanocytic-lesions-with-severe-regression
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M Agozzino, A Ferrari, C Cota, C Franceschini, P Buccini, L Eibenshutz, M Ardigò
BACKGROUND: The differential diagnosis between regressing nevi and melanoma might be challenging; regressing areas can represent a confounding factor for the diagnosis and the histology still remain mandatory to rule out melanoma. Reflectance confocal microscopy may add valuable information by revealing features suggestive of the nature of the melanocytic proliferation. OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of confocal microscopy in the management of regressive melanocytic lesions...
May 21, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528377/correlation-between-corneal-innervation-and-inflammation-evaluated-with-confocal-microscopy-and-symptomatology-in-patients-with-dry-eye-syndromes-a-preliminary-study
#17
Tudor C Tepelus, Gloria B Chiu, Jianyan Huang, Ping Huang, SriniVas R Sadda, John Irvine, Olivia L Lee
PURPOSE: To evaluate corneal innervation and inflammatory cell infiltration using in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) and to correlate these findings with subjective symptoms of dry eye, as measured by the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) in patients with non-Sjögren's (NSDE) and Sjögren's syndrome dry eyes (SSDE). METHODS: Central corneal images were prospectively captured from 10 age-matched healthy control eyes, 24 eyes with clinically diagnosed NSDE and 44 eyes with clinically diagnosed SSDE, using IVCM (HRT III RCM)...
May 20, 2017: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523323/discovery-of-a-new-mutation-in-the-desmin-gene-in-a-young-patient-with-cardiomyopathy-and-muscular-weakness
#18
Ruxandra Oana JurcuŢ, Alexandra Eugenia Bastian, Sebastian Militaru, Aura Popa, Emilia Manole, Bogdan Alexandru Popescu, Jonna Tallila, Bogdan Ovidiu Popescu, Carmen Doina Ginghină
A 25-year-old woman with a five years history of syncope, mild left ventricular hypertrophy and moderately enlarged atria, was diagnosed with third degree atrioventricular heart block alternating with atrioventricular heart block 2:1, and received a dual chamber pacemaker. After three years of evolution, she developed atrial fibrillation, marked biatrial enlargement, severely depressed longitudinal myocardial velocities, associated with mild girdle weakness and slight increase in creatine kinase level. The diagnosis of restrictive cardiomyopathy with mild skeletal myopathy imposed the screening for a common etiology...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523319/amyloidosis-a-rare-cause-of-refractory-heart-failure-in-a-young-female
#19
Irina Iuliana Costache, Claudia Florida Costea, Mihai Danciu, Victor Vlad Costan, Viviana Aursulesei, Gabriela FlorenŢa Dumitrescu, Mihaela Dana Turliuc, Anca Sava
Cardiac amyloidosis may occur in any type of systemic amyloidosis. The clinical picture is often characterized by restrictive cardiomyopathy. We report the case of a 41-year-old female patient admitted to the Department of Cardiology with clinical signs of right heart failure: congested jugular veins, hepatomegaly, peripheral edema, ascites associated with atrial fibrillation, low values of arterial blood pressure and oliguria. Echocardiographic findings were helpful for the diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis: enlarged atrial cavities, normal size ventricles, thickened ventricular septum and posterior left ventricle wall with normal left ventricular ejection fraction, mitral and tricuspid regurgitation...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515994/in-vivo-reflectance-confocal-microscopy-a-useful-non-invasive-tool-to-assess-the-response-to-isolated-limb-perfusion-for-superficial-pigmented-melanoma-in-transit-metastatic-disease-report-of-a-case
#20
Rastine Merat, Wolf-Henning Boehncke, Gürkan Kaya
Complete response can be difficult to assess after isolated limb perfusion (ILP) for metastatic in-transit melanoma, especially when numerous and unresectable post-necrotic persisting pigmented lesions occur. These residual lesions are mainly seen in the more superficial and pigmented types of metastatic disease and correspond to the residual melanophage granuloma that persists after tumor tissues undergo complete necrosis. Reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a non-invasive technique that allows the exploration of the superficial dermis...
April 2017: Dermatology Practical & Conceptual
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