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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458081/di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-dehp-alters-proliferation-and-uterine-gland-numbers-in-the-uteri-of-adult-exposed-mice
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Kadeem A Richardson, Patrick R Hannon, Yvette J Johnson-Walker, Maung Sun Myint, Jodi A Flaws, Romana A Nowak
Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is an endocrine-disrupting chemical that has been shown to impair normal reproductive function in males and females. This study investigated whether adult exposure to environmental and occupational doses of DEHP alters homeostasis of uterine proliferation, morphology, and number of uterine glands. Adult female CD1 mice were orally dosed with DEHP (0, 20 μg/kg/day, 200 μg/kg/day, 20 mg/kg/day or 200 mg/kg/day) for 30 days. Results indicated that DEHP at 200 μg/kg/day caused a reduction in epithelial cell proliferation in the uterus (p < ...
February 16, 2018: Reproductive Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457333/bimatoprost-sustained-release-intracameral-implant-reduces-episcleral-venous-pressure-in-dogs
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Susan S Lee, James Burke, Jie Shen, Alexandra Almazan, Werhner Orilla, Patrick Hughes, Jane Zhang, Huajiang Li, Craig Struble, Paul E Miller, Michael R Robinson
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of a bimatoprost sustained-release intracameral implant (Bimatoprost SR) on episcleral venous pressure (EVP) in normal dogs. METHODS: Normotensive beagle dogs were randomized to receive Bimatoprost SR 30 μg (n = 7) or sham injection (needle insertion only, n = 7) in one eye on day 1. EVP was measured with an episcleral venomanometer through day 65. Episcleral aqueous outflow vessels were identified using fluorescence imaging following intracameral injection of indocyanine green in one additional animal...
February 19, 2018: Veterinary Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457218/regulatory-t-cells-are-required-for-normal-and-activin-promoted-wound-repair-in-mice
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Eric Haertel, Natasha Joshi, Paul Hiebert, Manfred Kopf, Sabine Werner
Healing of skin wounds is orchestrated by various types of immune cells, but little is known about the role of FoxP3+ regulatory T cells (Tregs) in this process. Here we determined if Tregs are important for wound healing in normal mice and if they contribute to the accelerated healing of mice overexpressing the growth and differentiation factor activin. Diphtheria-toxin induced Treg depletion prior to injury caused impaired healing characterized by delayed re-epithelialization, reduced wound contraction and impaired vessel maturation...
February 19, 2018: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456400/unilateral-transient-watershed-cerebral-infarct-in-a-6-year-old-girl-with-frequently-relapsing-nephrotic-syndrome
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Kapil Bhalla, Deepali Garg, Mahima Rajan, Jaya Shankar Kaushik, Geeta Gathwala
Nephrotic syndrome is a prothrombotic state with predisposition to venous sinus thrombosis and arterial vascular stroke. Watershed infarcts in junction of arterial territory develop in hypotensive hypovolemic state. These border zone infarcts are usually bilateral in the absence of unilateral arterial stenosis or microembolism. We report a 6-year-girl of frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome who developed sudden onset hemiparesis with aphasia. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging brain revealed unilateral watershed infarct in territory between the major cerebral arterial vessels with evidence of restricted diffusion and normal vessel anatomy on MR angiography...
January 2018: Journal of Natural Science, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455498/-radiologic-observation-of-the-blood-supply-changes-around-the-knee-with-osteoarthritis
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Jin-Song Liu, Zhi-Yao Li
OBJECTIVE: To compare blood supply changes around the knee joint between normal and osteoarthritis knee. METHODS: From June 2014 to June 2015, 30 patients with knee osteoarthritis and 30 healthy adults were recruited. In osteoarthritis group, there were 9 males and 21 females, with a mean age of (65.967±7.132) years old(ranged, 53 to 82 years old), and the mean arterial pressure was(93.462±7.633) mmHg. In control group, there were 9 males and 21 females, with a mean age of (62...
August 25, 2017: Zhongguo Gu Shang, China Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454960/a-case-of-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-from-ruptured-oncotic-fusiform-aneurysms-from-choriocarcinoma-metastasis-treated-with-aneurysmectomy-and-vessel-reconstruction
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Yuichi Ito, Yoshio Araki, Takashi Izumi, Sho Okamoto, Masaaki Kimura, Toshihiko Wakabayashi
BACKGROUND: Oncotic aneurysm is a rare condition with a high mortality rate. Since no consensus has been reached regarding therapeutic strategy for ruptured oncotic aneurysm, treatment remains challenging. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 35-year-old woman developed sudden onset of severe headache. Computed tomography showed subarachnoid hemorrhage and cerebral angiography revealed two fusiform aneurysms in the distal portion of the left middle cerebral artery. Aneurysmectomy with vessel reconstruction using a superficial temporal artery graft was performed to maintain blood flow to the distal middle cerebral artery...
February 15, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454767/diagnostic-performance-of-fully-automated-pixel-wise-quantitative-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Li-Yueh Hsu, Matthew Jacobs, Mitchel Benovoy, Allison D Ta, Hannah M Conn, Susanne Winkler, Anders M Greve, Marcus Y Chen, Sujata M Shanbhag, W Patricia Bandettini, Andrew E Arai
OBJECTIVES: The authors developed a fully automated framework to quantify myocardial blood flow (MBF) from contrast-enhanced cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) perfusion imaging and evaluated its diagnostic performance in patients. BACKGROUND: Fully quantitative CMR perfusion pixel maps were previously validated with microsphere MBF measurements and showed potential in clinical applications, but the methods required laborious manual processes and were excessively time-consuming...
February 9, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454751/strain-dependent-variation-in-acute-ischemic-muscle-injury
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Cameron A Schmidt, Adam J Amorese, Terence E Ryan, Emma J Goldberg, Michael D Tarpey, Thomas D Green, Reema R Karnekar, Dean J Yamaguchi, Espen E Spangenburg, Joseph M McClung
Limited efficacy of clinical interventions for peripheral arterial disease (PAD) necessitates a better understanding of the environmental and genetic determinants of tissue pathology. Existing research has largely ignored the early skeletal muscle injury response during hindlimb ischemia (HLI). We compared the hindlimb muscle response, following six hours of ischemia, in two mouse strains that differ dramatically in their post-ischemic extended recovery: C57BL/6J and BALB/cJ. Perfusion, measured by laser Doppler and normalized to the control limb, differed only slightly between strains following HLI (<12% across all measures)...
February 15, 2018: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454724/-silent-diabetes-and-clinical-outcome-after-treatment-with-contemporary-drug-eluting-stents-the-bio-resort-silent-diabetes-study
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Clemens von Birgelen, Marlies M Kok, Naveed Sattar, Paolo Zocca, Cees Doelman, Gert D Kant, Marije M Löwik, Liefke C van der Heijden, Hanim Sen, K Gert van Houwelingen, Martin G Stoel, J Hans W Louwerenburg, Marc Hartmann, Frits H A F de Man, Gerard C M Linssen, Carine J M Doggen, Kenneth Tandjung
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to assess the prevalence and clinical impact of silent diabetes and pre-diabetes in "nondiabetic" percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) all-comers. BACKGROUND: Patients with undetected and thus untreated (silent) diabetes may have higher event risks after PCI with contemporary drug-eluting stents (DES). METHODS: The BIO-RESORT Silent Diabetes study, performed at Thoraxcentrum Twente, is a substudy of the randomized multicenter BIO-RESORT (BIOdegradable Polymer and DuRable Polymer Drug-eluting Stents in an All COmeRs PopulaTion) trial (NCT01674803)...
February 8, 2018: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454117/the-differentially-expressed-genes-of-human-sporadic-cerebral-cavernous-malformations
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Xiangjiang Lin, Guolu Meng, Xing Liu, Tengfei Yu, Chuanfeng Bai, Xiaobin Fei, Shengze Deng, Jizong Zhao, Shulin Ren, Junting Zhang, Zhen Wu, Shuo Wang, Jianguo Zhang, Liwei Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To understand the development of Sporadic cerebral cavernous malformations (SCCM) comprehensively, we analyzed gene expression profiles in SCCMs by the gene microarray. METHODS: The total number of the specimens collected in our study was 14, 7 of which were SCCMs, and the others were controls that were obtained from normal brain vessels. The total RNA was extracted and hybridized with Oligonucleotide array containing 21522 genes. The analysis of Gene Ontology (GO) items and molecular pathways was performed based on the GO and Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes (KEGG) databases...
February 14, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453673/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-discerns-preclinical-diabetic-retinopathy-in-eyes-of-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-without-clinical-diabetic-retinopathy
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Dan Cao, Dawei Yang, Zhongning Huang, Yunkao Zeng, Jun Wang, Yunyan Hu, Liang Zhang
AIMS: To investigate changes in retinal vascular plexuses and choriocapillaris in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) without diabetic retinopathy (DR) and healthy controls using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). METHODS: A total of 71 DM2 and 67 healthy control subjects were included. All subjects underwent OCTA examination (RTVue-XR Avanti; Optovue, Fremont, CA, USA). Average vessel density in superficial capillary plexus (SCP), deep capillary plexus (DCP) and choriocapillaris, parafoveal vessel density in SCP and DCP, FAZ area (mm 2 ) in SCP, microaneurysms and capillary nonperfusion were taken into analysis...
February 16, 2018: Acta Diabetologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453401/endothelial-smoothened-dependent-hedgehog-signaling-is-not-required-for-sonic-hedgehog-induced-angiogenesis-or-ischemic-tissue-repair
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Rajesh Gupta, Alexander R Mackie, Sol Misener, Lijun Liu, Douglas W Losordo, Raj Kishore
Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) signaling induces neovascularization and angiogenesis. It is not known whether the hedgehog signaling pathway in endothelial cells is essential to angiogenesis. Smoothened (Smo) transduces hedgehog signaling across the cell membrane. This study assessed whether endothelial Smoothened-dependent Shh signaling is required for Shh-mediated angiogenesis and ischemic tissue repair. Endothelial-specific smoothened knockout mice, eSmo Null were created using Cre-lox recombination system. eSmo Null mice had no observable phenotype at baseline and showed normal cardiac function...
February 16, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452689/measurements-of-lumen-areas-and-diameters-of-proximal-and-middle-coronary-artery-segments-in-subjects-without-coronary-atherosclerosis
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Jaroslaw Skowronski, Jerzy Pregowski, Gary S Mintz, Mariusz Kruk, Cezary Kepka, Pawel Tyczynski, Ilona Michalowska, Lukasz Kalinczuk, Maksymilian P Opolski, Michal Ciszewski, Rafal Wolny, Zbigniew Chmielak, Adam Witkowski
There are plenty of data on morphology and lumen dimensions of diseased coronary arteries. However, information on normal coronary vessel anatomy is scarce. We provided computed tomography angiography-derived reference values of lumen dimensions in proximal and middle coronary segments in a healthy population with respect to gender and vessel dominance. Consecutive 2,849 computed tomography angiography examinations were reviewed to identify 201 subjects (77 men, patient age 50 ± 13 years) whose coronary arteries were free from any sign of atherosclerosis (calcium score 0, no detectable plaque)...
February 2, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451819/protection-from-chronic-stress-and-depressive-symptom-induced-vascular-endothelial-dysfunction-in-female-rats-is-abolished-by-pre-existing-metabolic-disease
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Steven D Brooks, Stan Hileman, Paul D Chantler, Samantha Milde, Kent C Lemaster, Stephanie Frisbee, J Kevin Shoemaker, Dwayne N Jackson, Jefferson C Frisbee
While it is known that chronic stress and clinical depression are powerful predictors of poor cardiovascular outcomes, recent clinical evidence has identified correlations between the development of metabolic disease and that for depressive symptoms; creating a combined condition of severely elevated cardiovascular disease risk. In this companion manuscript, we determine the impact of pre-existing metabolic disease on the relationship between chronic stress//depressive symptoms and vascular function, using the obese Zucker (OZR) and the unpredictable chronic mild stress UCMS models...
February 16, 2018: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29450622/comparison-of-retinal-microvascular-changes-in-eyes-with-high-tension-glaucoma-or-normal-tension-glaucoma-a-quantitative-optic-coherence-tomography-angiographic-study
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Huan Xu, Ruyi Zhai, Yuan Zong, Xiangmei Kong, Chunhui Jiang, Xinghuai Sun, Yi He, Xiqi Li
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to determine and compare the changes in the retinal vasculature in eyes with high-tension glaucoma (HTG) or normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). METHODS: The right eyes of 43 HTG subjects, 33 NTG subjects, and 51 age- and sex-matched normal subjects were included in this cross-sectional study. Signals were projected from the internal limiting membrane to retinal pigment epithelium. The retinal perfused vessel densities in the peripapillary and parafoveal regions were measured automatically with optic coherence tomography angiography and the split-spectrum amplitude-decorrelation angiography algorithm...
February 15, 2018: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449343/extrahepatic-angiogenesis-hinders-recovery-of-portal-hypertension-and-collaterals-in-rats-with-cirrhosis-resolution
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Shao-Jung Hsu, Ming-Hung Tsai, Ching-Chih Chang, Yu-Hsin Hsieh, Hui-Chun Huang, Fa-Yauh Lee, Chiao-Lin Chuang, Ming-Chih Hou, Shou-Dong Lee
Liver cirrhosis is characterized by portal hypertension. However, the alteration of portal hypertension-related derangements during cirrhosis resolution is not well known. This study aimed to establish animal models with cirrhosis resolution and to investigate the relevant changes during this process.Male Spraque-Dawley rats were applied. In reverse thioacetamide (rTAA) model, rats were randomly allocated into four groups with control, TAA cirrhosis and rTAA groups that discontinued TAA for 4 or 8 weeks after cirrhosis induction...
February 15, 2018: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448042/quantitative-comparisons-between-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-and-matched-histology-in-the-human-eye
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Dong An, Chandrakumar Balaratnasingam, Morgan Heisler, Ashley Francke, MyeongJin Ju, Ian L McAllister, Marinko Sarunic, Dao-Yi Yu
The aim was to quantitatively compare retinal vascular detail as seen on optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) and matched histology in the human eye. 13 normal human donor eyes were used. The central retinal artery was cannulated after which human packed red blood cells were perfused through the retinal vasculature. Retinal vessels were imaged using a custom-built OCTA device during red blood cell perfusion. The eye was subsequently perfused with endothelial cell antibodies and the flat-mounted retina studied histologically using a confocal scanning laser microscope...
February 12, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447932/determining-the-venous-oxygen-reservoir-a-novel-hypothetical-approach-to-titration-of-supplemental-oxygen-in-preterm-newborns
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Chad C Andersen, Nicolette A Hodyl, Nina M Ziegler, Michael J Stark
While normal oxygen saturation is commonly thought to be a marker of normal oxygenation, cutaneous saturation does not account for the sufficiency of oxygen within each cell or that of the system overall. Rather, cutaneous oximetry simply defines the saturation of haemoglobin (Hb) with oxygen in a pulsatile vessel. Assessment of sufficiency is best determined by measurement of the amount of oxygen left over following aerobic respiration. This left over oxygen is 'stored' on Hb in the venous compartment and can be calculated as the venous oxygen content...
March 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447895/total-congenital-sternal-cleft-isolated-in-a-newborn-of-20-days-rare-case
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Dounia Basraoui, Badia Bannar, Mohamed Ouladsaiad, Hicham Jalal
Sternal clefts are rare malformations, especially in their complete form, which results from a lack of fusion of the sternal bars, which is normally done at the 9th week of intra uterine life. The incomplete form is often associated with other malformations of the chest wall, or falling within the framework of a polymalformative syndrome, the diagnosis is easy, being done with the inspection and the palpation, the paraclinical examinations are useful for confirming the diagnosis. We report the case of a total congenital sternal cleft isolated in an asymptomatic 20-day-old newborn...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447152/a-multiscale-modelling-approach-to-assess-the-impact-of-metabolic-zonation-and-microperfusion-on-the-hepatic-carbohydrate-metabolism
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Nikolaus Berndt, Marius Stefan Horger, Sascha Bulik, Hermann-Georg Holzhütter
The capacity of the liver to convert the metabolic input received from the incoming portal and arterial blood into the metabolic output of the outgoing venous blood has three major determinants: The intra-hepatic blood flow, the transport of metabolites between blood vessels (sinusoids) and hepatocytes and the metabolic capacity of hepatocytes. These determinants are not constant across the organ: Even in the normal organ, but much more pronounced in the fibrotic and cirrhotic liver, regional variability of the capillary blood pressure, tissue architecture and the expression level of metabolic enzymes (zonation) have been reported...
February 15, 2018: PLoS Computational Biology
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