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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912521/advanced-glycation-end-product-age-albumin-from-activated-macrophage-is-critical-in-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-survival-and-post-ischemic-reperfusion-injury
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Myeongjoo Son, Woong Chol Kang, Seyeon Oh, Delger Bayarsaikhan, Hyosang Ahn, Jaesuk Lee, Hyunjin Park, Sojung Lee, Junwon Choi, Hye Sun Lee, Phillip C Yang, Kyunghee Byun, Bonghee Lee
Post-ischemic reperfusion injury (PIRI) triggers an intense inflammatory response which is essential for repair but is also implicated in pathogenesis of post-ischemic remodeling in several organs in human. Stem cell therapy has recently emerged as a promising method for treatment of PIRI in human. However, satisfactory results have not been reported due to severe loss of injected stem cells in PIRI including critical limb ischemia (CLI). For investigating the advanced glycation end-product-albumin (AGE-albumin) from activated macrophages is critical in both muscle cell and stem cell death, we evaluated the recovery of PIRI-CLI by injection of human bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (hBD-MSCs) with or without soluble receptor for AGEs (sRAGE)...
September 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912146/cerenkov-activated-sticky-tag-for-in-vivo-fluorescence-imaging
#2
Sudeep Das, Katja Haedicke, Jan Grimm
A big challenge for the clinical utilization of Cerenkov luminescence (CL) imaging is its low signal intensity, which is several orders of magnitude below ambient light. Consequently, highly sensitive cameras, sufficient shielding from background light and long acquisition times are required. To alleviate this problem, we hypothesize a strategy to convert the weak CL signal into a stronger fluorescence signal by using CL-activated formation of nitrenes from azides to locally fix a fluorescent probe in tissue by the formation of a covalent bond...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912015/stem-cell-based-peripheral-vascular-regeneration
#3
Yasuyuki Fujita, Atsuhiko Kawamoto
Chronic critical limb ischemia (CLI) represents an end-stage manifestation of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). CLI patients are at very high risk of amputation and cardiovascular complications, leading to severe morbidity and mortality. Because many patients with CLI are ineligible for conventional revascularization procedures, it is urgently needed to explore alternative strategies to improve blood supply in the ischemic tissue. Although researchers initially focused on gene/protein therapy using proangiogenic growth factors/cytokines, recent discovery of somatic stem/progenitor cells including bone marrow (BM)-derived endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) has drastically developed the field of therapeutic angiogenesis for CLI...
September 11, 2017: Advanced Drug Delivery Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905177/readability-assessment-of-online-patient-education-materials-provided-by-the-european-association-of-urology
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Patrick Betschart, Valentin Zumstein, Maico Bentivoglio, Daniel Engeler, Hans-Peter Schmid, Dominik Abt
PURPOSE: To assess the readability of the web-based patient education material provided by the European Association of Urology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: English patient education materials (PEM) as available in May 2017 were obtained from the EAU website. Each topic was analyzed separately using six well-established readability assessment tools, including Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level (FKGL), SMOG Grade Level (SMOG), Coleman-Liau Index (CLI), Gunning Fog Index (GFI), Flesch Reading Ease Formula (FRE) and Fry Readability Graph (FRG)...
September 13, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901645/measuring-achievement-goal-motivation-mindsets-and-cognitive-load-validation-of-three-instruments-scores
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David A Cook, Richmond M Castillo, Becca Gas, Anthony R Artino
OBJECTIVE: Measurement of motivation and cognitive load has potential value in health professions education. Our objective was to evaluate the validity of scores from Dweck's Implicit Theories of Intelligence Scale (ITIS), Elliot's Achievement Goal Questionnaire-Revised (AGQ-R) and Leppink's cognitive load index (CLI). METHODS: This was a validity study evaluating internal structure using reliability and factor analysis, and relationships with other variables using the multitrait-multimethod matrix...
October 2017: Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900239/siglec-5-is-a-novel-marker-of-critical-limb-ischemia-in-patients-with-diabetes
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Ju-Yi Li, Xiao-Yan Yang, Xiu-Fang Wang, Xiong Jia, Zhong-Jing Wang, Ai-Ping Deng, Xiang-Li Bai, Lin Zhu, Bing-Hui Li, Zi-Bo Feng, Ye Li, Ling Wang, Si Jin
Critical Limb Ischemia (CLI) is common but uncommonly diagnosed. Improved recognition and early diagnostic markers for CLI are needed. Therefore, the aim of our study was to identify plasma biomarkers of CLI in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). In this study, antibody-coated glass slide arrays were used to determine the plasma levels of 274 human cytokines in four matched cases of diabetes with and without CLI. Potential biomarkers were confirmed in an independent cohort by ELISA. After adjusting for confounding risk factors, only plasma level of Siglec-5 remained significantly associated with an increased odds ratio (OR) for diabetes with CLI by binary logistic regression analysis...
September 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890062/national-utilization-and-outcomes-of-redo-lower-extremity-bypass-vs-endovascular-intervention-after-previous-failed-bypass-redo-lower-extremity-bypass-superior-to-endovascular-intervention
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J Hunter Mehaffey, Alexander Shannon, Robert B Hawkins, Anna Fashandi, Margret C Tracci, Irving L Kron, Gilbert R Upchurch, William P Robinson
BACKGROUND: Redo Lower extremity bypass (LEB) and infrainguinal endovascular intervention (IEI) are options to treat critical limb ischemia after a failed prior lower extremity bypass but the utilization and outcomes of each are poorly described. The purpose of this study was to compare 30-day Major Adverse Limb Events (MALE) and Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events (MACE) after LEB and IEI in patients with a failed prior ipsilateral LEB and determine risk factors for each composite outcome...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884985/staged-endovascular-repair-of-critical-limb-ischemia-in-high-risk-patients-the-procedural-and-clinical-outcomes
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Guang Liu, Chaoyi Cui, Minyi Yin, Kaichuang Ye, Xaiobing Liu, Jinbao Qin, Huihua Shi, Xintian Huang, Min Lu, Xinwu Lu, Weimin Li, Mier Jiang
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the procedural and clinical outcomes after staged angioplasty in high-risk, chronic, critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2015, 29 patients (29 limbs) (mean age 77 years) were treated by staged revascularization procedures in (i) the iliac artery-DFA alone or with the femoropopliteal artery followed by (ii) the femoropopliteal artery and a below-the-knee artery. All patients had long-segment iliofemoral artery and below-the-knee artery (TASCII D) occlusions with abnormal serum myoglobin and ischemic lesions...
September 7, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28876565/pattern-and-distribution-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-in-diabetic-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-rutherford-clinical-category-4-6
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M J Motsumi, N G Naidoo
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the pattern and distribution of peripheral arterial disease in diabetic patients with critical limb ischaemia (CLI) and to stratify the findings according to the patients' risk factor profile, gender and age group. METHOD: We conducted a one-year prospective descriptive study (January 2014 to December 2014) at Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town. The research protocol and the informed consent were approved by the Institutional Review Board, and all subjects included in this study gave an informed consent...
September 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872035/prevalence-and-severity-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-among-patient-with-heel-pressure-ulcer-a-retrospective-study-of-42-patients
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Guillaume Tisserand, Nora Zenati, Christophe Seinturier, Sophie Blaise, Gilles Pernod
Heel pressure ulcer is a major complication in elderly hospitalized patients. The association with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) which is also a frequent disease in this population is poorly known. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of PAD and critical limb ischemia (CLI) in patients with heel pressure ulcer. Patients referred to the vascular medicine department for heel pressure ulcer from October 2014 to June 2015 were included in the study. The assessment of peripheral arterial disease was made with the results of ankle brachial index and/or doppler ultra sound of lower limb arteries...
September 1, 2017: Gériatrie et Psychologie Neuropsychiatrie du Vieillissement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870876/prevalence-and-impact-of-critical-limb-ischemia-on-in-hospital-outcome-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-in-germany
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Nasser M Malyar, Klaus Kaier, Eva Freisinger, Florian Lüders, Gerrit Kaleschke, Helmut Baumgartner, Lutz Frankenstein, Holger Reinecke, Jochen Reinöhl
AIMS: Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is common in patients with aortic valve stenosis (AS). We assessed the prevalence of critical limb ischemia (CLI) and its impact on in-hospital outcome in patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) for severe AS. METHODS AND RESULTS: All isolated TAVI in Germany between 2007 and 2013 for AS were analysed regarding stage specific prevalence of PAD, comorbidities, in-hospital complications and mortality using diagnostic and procedural codes...
September 5, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867619/effect-of-sub-mic-of-vancomycin-and-clindamycin-alone-and-in-combination-with-ceftazidime-on-clostridium-difficile-surface-layer-protein-a-slpa-gene-expression
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Ebrahim Rezazadeh Zarandi, Shahla Mansouri, Nouzar Nakhaee, Farhad Sarafzadeh, Mohammad Moradi
Clostridium difficile (C.difficile) infection is often established in the presence of antibiotics and probably antibiotics can influence surface layer protein A (slpA) expression as a colonization factor. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of vancomycin (VAN), clindamycin (CLI) alone and in combination with ceftazidime (CAZ) on slpA gene expression to determine whether such antibiotics can have any effect on slpA expression. About ∼10(6) CFU/mL was inoculated to medium containing an appropriate concentration of antibiotics alone and in combination...
September 1, 2017: Microbial Pathogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28866449/fractional-flow-reserve-in-below-the-knee-arteries-with-critical-limb-ischemia-and-validation-against-gold-standard-morphologic-functional-measures-and-long-term-clinical-outcomes
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Zoltán Ruzsa, Szilárd Róna, Gábor G Tóth, Péter Sótonyi, Olivier F Bertrand, Balázs Nemes, Béla Merkely, Kálmán Hüttl
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess the applicability of fractional flow reserve measurement (FFR) in below-the-knee (BTK) arteries and to evaluate its correlation with non-invasive functional parameters before and after angioplasty. METHODS: We enrolled 39 patients with severe BTK arterial lesions. Inclusion criteria were critical limb ischemia (Rutherford 4-6) and angiographically proven arterial stenosis of the distal lower limb (percent diameter stenosis ≥70%)...
July 18, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862375/analysis-of-in-pact-deep-trial-on-the-association-between-changes-in-perfusion-from-pre-to-postrevascularization-and-clinical-outcomes-in-critical-limb-ischemia
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Tarek A Hammad, Thomas Zeller, Iris Baumgartner, Dierk Scheinert, Krishna J Rocha-Singh, Mehdi H Shishehbor
OBJECTIVES: To quantify changes in ankle and toe pressure from pre- to post-endovascular revascularization for critical limb ischemia (CLI) and examine their association with major adverse limb events (MALE). BACKGROUND: Despite societal guidelines recommendation of routine hemodynamic surveillance following revascularization, little is known about hemodynamic assessment in CLI. METHODS: Among the 358 patients with CLI from the international multicenter IN...
September 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852581/one-year-primary-patency-of-infrapopliteal-angioplasty-using-drug-eluting-balloons-single-center-experience-at-king-hussein-medical-center
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Sizeph Edward Haddad, Jan Mohammad Shishani, Izzeddin Qtaish, Mohammad Abdelmajeed Rawashdeh, Belal Saleh Qtaishat
OBJECTIVE: Conventional percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) for long lesions in the below-the-knee (BTK) arteries in patients presenting with critical limb ischemia (CLI) has high restenosis rates at 1 year. Our goal is to evaluate whether paclitaxel drug-eluting balloons (DEB) have higher 1 year primary patency rates compared to conventional PTA. METHODS: This is a single-center, prospective, randomized trial that was conducted from June 2013 to December 2015...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28838085/long-term-survival-and-fate-of-the-leg-in-de-novo-intermittent-claudication
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Hisao Kumakura, Hiroyoshi Kanai, Yoshiaki Hojo, Toshiya Iwasaki, Shuichi Ichikawa
Aims: The long-term life expectancy and fate of the leg, including progression rate to critical limb ischaemia (CLI), were analysed in de novo patients with intermittent claudication (IC). Methods and results: A prospective cohort study was performed in 1107 patients with de novo IC. The endpoints were overall survival (OS), freedom from major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), freedom from major adverse cardiovascular and limb events (MACLE), and fate of the leg...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Quality of Care & Clinical Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836571/pharmacological-inhibition-of-macrophage-toll-like-receptor-4-nuclear-factor-kappa-b-alleviates-rhabdomyolysis-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Rong-Shuang Huang, Jiao-Jiao Zhou, Yu-Ying Feng, Min Shi, Fan Guo, Shen-Ju Gou, Stephen Salerno, Liang Ma, Ping Fu
BACKGROUND: Acute kidney injury (AKI) is the most common and life-threatening systemic complication of rhabdomyolysis. Inflammation plays an important role in the development of rhabdomyolysis-induced AKI. This study aimed to investigate the kidney model of AKI caused by rhabdomyolysis to verify the role of macrophage Toll-like receptor 4/nuclear factor-kappa B (TLR4/NF-κB) signaling pathway. METHODS: C57BL/6 mice were injected with a 50% glycerin solution at bilateral back limbs to induce rhabdomyolysis, and CLI-095 or pyrrolidine dithiocarbamate (PDTC) was intraperitoneally injected at 0...
August 21, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835590/association-between-preoperative-frailty-and-mortality-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-following-infrainguinal-bypass-surgery%C3%A3-usefulness-of-the-barthel-index
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Akio Kodama, Akio Koyama, Masayuki Sugimoto, Kiyoaki Niimi, Hiroshi Banno, Kimihiro Komori
BACKGROUND: Most patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) exhibit severe comorbidities accompanied by frailty. This study assessed and risk-stratified mortality after infrainguinal bypass (IB) in CLI and investigated the effects of frailty.Methods and Results:The study retrospectively reviewed 107 consecutive CLI patients who had undergone de novo IB due to atherosclerotic disease. Data regarding patient age, comorbidities, laboratory data, and functional status were collected; functional status was evaluated using the Barthel index (BI) and nutritional status was evaluated using albumin concentrations and body mass index (BMI)...
August 23, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835456/systematic-review-of-pharmacological-therapies-for-the-management-of-ischaemic-pain-in-patients-with-non-reconstructable-critical-limb-ischaemia
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Áine Ní Laoire, Fliss E M Murtagh
BACKGROUND: Critical limb ischaemia (CLI) is a severe manifestation of peripheral arterial disease, characterised by chronic ischaemic rest pain, ulcers or gangrene. Management of ischaemic pain is challenging in patients with no options for revascularisation and optimal pharmacological therapies have not been established. OBJECTIVES: To identify and evaluate the effectiveness of pharmacological therapies to treat ischaemic pain secondary to non-reconstructable CLI...
August 23, 2017: BMJ Supportive & Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807382/association-between-statin-therapy-and-amputation-free-survival-in-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-in-the-critisch-registry
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Konstantinos Stavroulakis, Matthias Borowski, Giovanni Torsello, Theodosios Bisdas
OBJECTIVE: Secondary prevention in patients with critical limb ischemia (CLI) is crucial for the reduction of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Nonetheless, current recommendations are extrapolated from other high-risk populations because of the lack of CLI-dedicated trials. The aim of this explorative study was to evaluate the association of statin therapy with the outcomes of CLI patients. METHODS: The First-Line Treatments in Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia (CRITISCH) registry is a prospective multicenter registry analyzing the effectiveness of all available treatment strategies in 1200 CLI patients...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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