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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437860/chronic-inhibition-of-fatty-acid-amide-hydrolase-by-urb597-produces-differential-effects-on-cardiac-performance-in-normotensive-and-hypertensive-rats
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Anna Pedzinska-Betiuk, Jolanta Weresa, Marek Toczek, Marta Baranowska-Kuczko, Irena Kasacka, Ewa Harasim-Symbor, Barbara Malinowska
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitors are postulated to possess anti-hypertensive potential, because their acute injection decreases blood pressure (BP) in spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) partially through normalization of cardiac contractile function. Here, we examined whether the potential hypotensive effect of chronic FAAH inhibition by URB597 in hypertensive rats correlates with changes in cardiac performance. EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH: Experiments were performed using perfused hearts and left atria isolated from 8-10 week old SHR, age-matched deoxycorticosterone acetate (DOCA-salt) rats and normotensive controls chronically treated with URB597 (1 mg kg(-1) ) or vehicle...
April 24, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437443/relative-predictive-value-of-lung-cancer-screening-ct-versus-myocardial-perfusion-attenuation-correction-ct-in-the-evaluation-of-coronary-calcium
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Grant Bailey, Abigail Healy, Bryan D Young, Esseim Sharma, Judith Meadows, Hyung J Chun, Wen-Chih Wu, Gaurav Choudhary, Alan R Morrison
Coronary artery calcium scores (CACS) from lung cancer screening computed tomography (LCSCT) or myocardial perfusion attenuation correction computed tomography (ACCT) are not routinely performed or reported. CACS from LCSCT and ACCT have not been directly compared in the same patient population. We identified 66 patients who underwent both LCSCT (non-gated) and ECG-gated cardiac CT (CCT) within a 2-year span. Of this population, 40 subjects had also undergone ACCT. Using the Agatston method, CACS for 264 individual vessels from the LCSCT population and for 160 vessels from ACCT population were calculated and evaluated for agreement with ECG-gated CCT as the gold standard...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437389/normothermic-perfusion-in-the-assessment-and-preservation-of-declined-livers-before-transplantation-hyperoxia-and-vasoplegia-important-lessons-from-the-first-12-cases
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Christopher J E Watson, Vasilis Kosmoliaptsis, Lucy V Randle, Alexander E Gimson, Rebecca Brais, John R Klinck, Mazin Hamed, Anastasia Tsyben, Andrew J Butler
BACKGROUND: A program of normothermic ex situ liver perfusion (NESLiP) was developed to facilitate better assessment and use of marginal livers, while minimizing cold ischemia. METHODS: Declined marginal livers and those offered for research were evaluated. Normothermic ex situ liver perfusion was performed using an erythrocyte-based perfusate. Viability was assessed with reference to biochemical changes in the perfusate. RESULTS: Twelve livers (9 donation after circulatory death [DCD] and 3 from brain-dead donors), median Donor Risk Index 2...
May 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437011/noise-reduction-and-functional-maps-image-quality-improvement-in-dynamic-ct-perfusion-using-a-new-k-means-clustering-guided-bilateral-filter-kmgb
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Francesco Pisana, Thomas Henzler, Stefan Schönberg, Ernst Klotz, Bernhard Schmidt, Marc Kachelrieß
PURPOSE: Dynamic CT perfusion (CTP) consists in repeated acquisitions of the same volume in different time steps, slightly before, during and slightly afterwards the injection of contrast media. Important functional information can be derived for each voxel, which reflect the local hemodynamic properties and hence the metabolism of the tissue. Different approaches are being investigated to exploit data redundancy and prior knowledge for noise reduction of such datasets, ranging from iterative reconstruction schemes to high dimensional filters...
April 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436855/real-time-implementation-of-calder%C3%A3-n-s-method-on-subject-specific-domains
#5
Peter Muller, Jennifer Mueller, Michelle Mellenthin
A real-time implementation of Calderón's method for the reconstruction of a 2-D conductivity from electrical impedance tomography (EIT) data is presented in which domainspecific modeling is taken into account. This is the first implementation of Calderón's method that accounts for correct modeling of non-symmetric domain boundaries in image reconstruction. The domain-specific Calderón's method is derived and reconstructions from experimental tank data are presented, quantifying the distortion when correct modeling is not included in the reconstruction algorithm...
April 19, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436705/pharmacologically-increasing-collateral-perfusion-during-acute-stroke-using-a-carboxyhemoglobin-gas-transfer-agent-sanguinate%C3%A2-in-spontaneously-hypertensive-rats
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Marilyn J Cipolla, Italo Linfante, Abe Abuchowski, Ronald Jubin, Siu-Lung Chan
Similar to patients with chronic hypertension, spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR) develop fast core progression during middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) resulting in large final infarct volumes. We investigated the effect of Sanguinate™ (SG), a PEGylated carboxyhemoglobin (COHb) gas transfer agent, on changes in collateral and reperfusion cerebral blood flow and brain injury in SHR during 2 h of MCAO. SG (8 mL/kg) or vehicle ( n = 6-8/group) was infused i.v. after 30 or 90 min of ischemia with 2 h reperfusion...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436589/short-chain-fatty-acids-augment-rat-duodenal-mucosal-barrier-function
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Wan Salman Wan Saudi, Markus Sjöblom
Short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) are produced by bacterial fermentation in the large intestine, particularly from diets containing fibres and carbohydrates. The small intestinal epithelium is exposed to SCFAs derived mainly from oral bacteria or food supplementation. Although luminal nutrients are important in regulation of intestinal functions the role of SCFAs in regulation of small intestinal mucosal barrier function and motility has not been fully described. The aim of the present study was to elucidate the effects of acetate and propionate on duodenal mucosal barrier function and motility...
April 24, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436166/perinatal-loss-at-term-the-role-of-uteroplacental-and-fetal-doppler-assessment
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Caitriona Monaghan, Julia Binder, Baskaran Thilaganathan, José Morales-Roselló, Asma Khalil
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of uterine artery (UtA) Doppler indices and cerebroplacental ratio (CPR) on perinatal outcome at term. METHODS: This retrospective cohort study conducted in a single tertiary referral centre included all singleton pregnancies undergoing ultrasound assessment in the third trimester, which subsequently delivered at term. Fetal biometry and Dopplers including the umbilical artery (UA), middle cerebral artery (MCA) and uterine artery were recorded...
April 24, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435568/early-vessels-exploration-of-pink-pulseless-hand-in-gartland-iii-supracondylar-fracture-humerus-in-children-facts-and-controversies
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T Z Tunku-Naziha, Wms Wan-Yuhana, D Hadizie, Muhammad-Paiman, S Abdul-Nawfar, W S Wan-Azman, M S Arman-Z, S Abdul-Razak, M Z Rhendra-Hardy, W I Wan-Faisham
The management of pink pulseless limbs in supracondylar fractures has remained controversial, especially with regards to the indication for exploration in a clinically well-perfused hand. We reviewed a series of seven patients who underwent surgical exploration of the brachial artery following supracondylar fracture. All patients had a non-palpable radial artery, which was confirmed by Doppler ultrasound. CT angiography revealed complete blockage of the artery with good collateral and distal run-off. Two patients were more complicated with peripheral nerve injuries, one median nerve and one ulnar nerve...
March 2017: Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434993/effect-of-rat-spinal-cord-injury-hemisection-on-the-ex-vivo-uptake-and-release-of-3-h-noradrenaline-from-a-slice-preparation
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Zoltán Borbély, Benedek Krisztián Csomó, Ágnes Kittel, Gábor Gerber, Gábor Varga, E Sylvester Vizi
We measured the ex vivo uptake and release of [(3)H]noradrenaline ([(3)H]NA) from perfused rat spinal cord slice preparations at 1, 3 and 14 days after unilateral hemisection-induced spinal cord injury (SCI) compared with control slice preparations. After surgical hemisection under anaesthesia, the rats showed characteristic signs of hemiplegia, with no movement of the ipsilateral hindlimb. After 3 days, the electron microscopy images showed overall degeneration of neuronal organelles and the myelin sheath, but the synapses seemed to be intact...
April 20, 2017: Brain Research Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434976/compartmentalized-microfluidic-perfusion-system-to-culture-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cell-aggregates
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Yuki Kondo, Koji Hattori, Shota Tashiro, Eri Nakatani, Ryosuke Yoshimitsu, Taku Satoh, Shinji Sugiura, Toshiyuki Kanamori, Kiyoshi Ohnuma
Microfluidic perfusion systems enable small-volume cell cultures under precisely controlled microenvironments, and are typically developed for cell-based high-throughput screening. However, most such systems are designed to manipulate dissociated single cells, not cell aggregates, and are thus unsuitable to induce differentiation in human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs), which is conventionally achieved by using cell aggregates to increase cell-cell interactions. We have now developed a compartmentalized microfluidic perfusion system with large flow channels to load, culture, and observe cell aggregates...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434956/superficial-temporal-artery-middle-cerebral-artery-bypass-surgery-for-refractory-symptomatic-intracranial-atherosclerotic-stenosis
#12
Yan Ma, Fan Yang, Liqun Jiao, Meng Li, Yabing Wang, Yanfei Chen, Feng Ling
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate blood flow changes following bypass surgery for refractory symptomatic intracranial atherosclerotic stenosis. METHODS: We examined a cohort of consecutive patients with symptomatic ICAS. STA-MCA bypass was performed in refractory patients with poor perfusion. Angiograms were graded systematically for antegrade, collateral, and bypass flow, and clinical variables were collected preoperatively, and at 7 days, and 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively...
April 18, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434708/dual-phase-18-f-florbetapir-positron-emission-tomography-in-patients-with-primary-progressive-aphasia-alzheimer-s-disease-and-healthy-controls-a-preliminary-study
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Hung-Chou Kuo, Ing-Tsung Hsiao, Chia-Ju Hsieh, Chu-Yun Huang, Kuo-Lun Huang, Yau-Yau Wai, Wen-Li Chuang, Mei-Ping Kung, Yi-Chuan Chu, Tzu-Chen Yen, Kun-Ju Lin, Chin-Chang Huang
BACKGROUND: To determine whether dual-phase (18)F-florbetapir positron emission tomography imaging with perfusion-like and amyloid deposition information can distinguish among primary progressive aphasia (PPA), Alzheimer's disease (AD), and healthy controls (HCs). METHODS: Patients diagnosed with PPA, including four semantic dementia (SD) and two progressive nonfluent aphasia (PNFA), as well as one logopenic variant (LV) of PPA, were studied. All PPA patients, and age-/sex-matched patients with probable AD (n=8) and HCs (n=8) were subjected to dual-phase (18)F-florbetapir imaging...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434549/systematic-review-of-reintervention-after-thoracic-endovascular-repair-for-chronic-type-b-dissection
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Mourad Boufi, Benjamin O Patterson, Matthew Joe Grima, Alan Karthikesalingam, Mohammed T Hudda, Peter J Holt, Ian M Loftus, Matthew M Thompson
This review analyzed the incidence, mechanisms, and risk factors of aortic-related reintervention after endovascular repair of chronic dissections. The systematic review identified 28 studies describing 1,249 patients at median 27 months follow-up (range, 10.3 to 64.4). There were six reinterventions, 0.7 ruptures, and 1.2 surgical conversions per 100 patient-years of follow-up. Stent-related reinterventions were more frequent than nonstent related (80.2% vs 19.8%). Distal false lumen perfusion was the most common complication (40...
April 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434548/ex%C3%A2-vivo-lung-perfusion-rehabilitates-sepsis-induced-lung-injury
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J Hunter Mehaffey, Eric J Charles, Ashish K Sharma, Morgan Salmon, Dustin Money, Sarah Schubert, Mark H Stoler, Curtis G Tribble, Victor E Laubach, Mark E Roeser, Irving L Kron
BACKGROUND: Sepsis is the number one cause of lung injury in adults. Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) is gaining clinical acceptance for donor lung evaluation and rehabilitation and may expand the use of marginal organs for transplantation. We hypothesized that 4 hours of normothermic EVLP would improve compliance and oxygenation in a porcine model of sepsis-induced lung injury. METHODS: We used intravenous lipopolysaccharide (LPS) to induce a systemic inflammatory response in a porcine model of lung injury...
April 20, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433988/comparison-of-choriocapillaris-flow-measurements-between-two-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-devices
#16
Jost L Lauermann, Peter Heiduschka, Pieter Nelis, Maximilian Treder, Maged Alnawaiseh, Christoph R Clemens, Nicole Eter, Florian Alten
PURPOSE: To evaluate choriocapillaris (CC) perfusion in healthy subjects using 2 different optical coherence tomography angiography (OCT-A) devices. PROCEDURES: Macular OCT-A imaging (36 eyes of 36 subjects) was performed using Optovue AngioVue and Zeiss AngioPlex devices. CC decorrelation signal index was assessed, and CC data were analyzed regarding intra-device variability, inter-device correlation, age, signal strength, and fields of view. RESULTS: The intra-device variability of CC measurements in the 3 × 3 mm2 field was 5...
April 22, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433734/prospective-association-of-fetal-liver-blood-flow-at-30-weeks-gestation-with-newborn-adiposity
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Satoru Ikenoue, Feizal Waffarn, Masanao Ohashi, Kaeko Sumiyoshi, Chigusa Ikenoue, Claudia Buss, Daniel L Gillen, Hyagriv N Simhan, Sonja Entringer, Pathik D Wadhwa
BACKGROUND: The production of variation in adipose tissue accretion represents a key fetal adaptation to energy substrate availability during gestation. Because umbilical venous blood transports nutrient substrate from the maternal to the fetal compartment, and the fetal liver is the primary organ where nutrient inter-conversion occurs, it has been proposed that variations in the relative distribution of umbilical venous blood flow shunting either through ductus venosus or perfusing the fetal liver represents a mechanism underlying this adaptation...
April 19, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433445/parapapillary-choroidal-microvasculature-dropout-in-glaucoma-a-comparison-between-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-and-indocyanine-green-angiography
#18
Eun Ji Lee, Kyoung Min Lee, Seung Hyen Lee, Tae-Woo Kim
PURPOSE: To investigate whether the parapapillary choroidal microvasculature dropout (MvD) determined by optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) in glaucomatous eyes indicates a true perfusion defect and whether the MvD accurately represents the area of nonperfusion. DESIGN: Observational case series. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) patients with choroidal MvD as determined by OCTA and 13 POAG patients without this dropout...
April 19, 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433359/feasibility-of-profound-hypothermia-as-part-of-extracorporeal-life-support-in-a-pig-model
#19
Christoph Weiser, Wolfgang Weihs, Michael Holzer, Christoph Testori, Anne-Margarethe Kramer, Christoph Kment, Martin Stoiber, Michael Poppe, Christian Wallmüller, Peter Stratil, Michael Hoschitz, Anton Laggner, Fritz Sterz
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the feasibility of a refined aortic flush catheter and pump system to induce emergency preservation and resuscitation before extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a normovolemic cardiac arrest swine model simulating near real size/weight conditions of adults. METHODS: In this feasibility study, 8 female Large White breed pigs weighing 70 to 80 kg underwent ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest for 15 minutes, followed by 4°C aortic flush (150 mL/kg for the brain; 50 mL/kg for the spine) via a new hardware ensued by resuscitation with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433220/comparison-of-two-minimally-invasive-techniques-and-median-sternotomy-in-aortic-valve-replacement
#20
Severin Semsroth, Raffaela Matteucci Gothe, Yvonne Rodríguez Raith, Kristof de Brabandere, Esther Hanspeter, Juliane Kilo, Markus Kofler, Ludwig Müller, Elfriede Ruttman-Ulmer, Michael Grimm
BACKGROUND: Propensity score-matched analysis of the anterolateral minithoracotomy and the partial upper hemisternotomy vs the median sternotomy approach has not been reported to date for isolated aortic valve replacement. METHODS: From 2005 to 2013, isolated aortic valve replacement was performed through a partial upper hemisternotomy in 315 patients (38.9%), through a median sternotomy in 328 patients (40.5%), and through an anterolateral minithoracotomy in 167 patients (20...
April 19, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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