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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086799/gender-specific-association-of-decreased-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-and-left-vertical-geometry-in-the-general-population-from-rural-northeast-china
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Dongxue Dai, Ye Chang, Yintao Chen, Shasha Yu, Xiaofan Guo, Yingxian Sun
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is common and associated with cardiovascular outcomes among patients with known chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the link between decreased estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and left ventricular (LV) geometry remains poorly explored in general population. In this study, we examined the gender-specific association between eGFR and LVH in the general population from rural Northeast China. METHODS: This survey was conducted from July 2012 to August 2013...
January 13, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078751/cardiac-remodelling-during-normotensive-and-hypertensive-complicated-pregnancies-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Sander de Haas, Chahinda Ghossein-Doha, Lauren Geerts, Sander Mj van Kuijk, Joris van Drongelen, Marc Ea Spaanderman
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this systematic review and meta-analyses was to comprehensively describe the normotensive pattern of cardiac remodelling during human singleton pregnancies and compared to that during hypertensive complicated pregnancies. METHODS: We performed a meta-analysis of the current literature on cardiac remodelling during normotensive and complicated pregnancies. Literature was retrieved from PubMed (NCBI) and Embase (Ovid) databases. Included studies needed to report a reference measurement (matched non-pregnant control group, pre-pregnancy, or post-partum) and measurements during a predetermined gestational interval...
January 12, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078708/blood-vessel-formation-during-tail-regeneration-in-the-leopard-gecko-eublepharis-macularius-the-blastema-is-not-avascular
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Samantha L Payne, Hanna M Peacock, Matthew K Vickaryous
Unique among amniotes, many lizards are able to self-detach (autotomize) their tail and then regenerate a replacement. Tail regeneration involves the formation of a blastema, an accumulation of proliferating cells at the site of autotomy. Over time, cells of the blastema give rise to most of the tissues in the replacement tail. In non-amniotes capable of regenerating (such as urodeles and some teleost fish), the blastema is reported to be essentially avascular until tissue differentiation takes place. For tail regenerating lizards less is known...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Morphology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075196/typhlitis-neutropenic-enterocolitis-in-patients-with-acute-leukemia-a-review
#4
Rodrigo Portugal, Marcio Nucci
Typhlitis is an abdominal complication of cancer chemotherapy, affecting mostly patients receiving intensive chemotherapeutic regimens with high potential to induce mucosal damage, such as patients with acute leukemia. Despite being relatively frequent, there are no randomized trials or high-quality cohort studies addressing important aspects of the diagnosis and management of the disease. Areas covered: In this review we discuss the gaps in the literature, acknowledging that the evidences for recommendations regarding the management of typhlitis are mostly expert opinion...
January 11, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072551/assessment-of-subclinical-left-ventricular-changes-in-essential-hypertensive-patients-with-hyperuricemia-a-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
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Xiaoyan Fang, Cuizhen Pan, Yongle Chen, Minmin Sun, Zhuojun Zhang, Lindi Jiang, Xiaolin Wang, Xianhong Shu
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of hyperuricemia (HU) on subclinical changes of left ventricle (LV) function and structure in patients with hypertension (HT) using three-dimensional speckle-tracking echocardiography (3DSTE) and to explore the relationships between serum uric acid (SUA) levels and three-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (3DSTE) parameters in hypertensive and nonhypertensive patients with HU. METHODS: Four age- and sex-matched groups were studied: I: healthy controls, HT- HU- (n = 40); II: HT- HU+ (n = 40); III: HT+ HU- (n = 40); IV: HT+ HU+ (n = 44)...
January 10, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070903/myocardial-deformation-in-pediatric-patients-with-mucopolysaccharidoses-a-two-dimensional-speckle-tracking-echocardiography-study
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Francesco Borgia, Enrica Pezzullo, Vincenzo Schiano Lomoriello, Regina Sorrentino, Francesco Lo Iudice, Sara Cocozza, Roberto Della Casa, Giancarlo Parenti, Pietro Strisciuglio, Bruno Trimarco, Maurizio Galderisi
BACKGROUND: Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS) are inherited lysosomal storage disorders caused by deficiency of required glycosaminoglycans breakdown enzymes, inducing cardiac involvement. Little is known about myocardial deformation involvement in MPS. Our aim was to assess biventricular structure and function in asymptomatic children with MPS using standard echo Doppler and 2D speckle tracking (STE). METHODS: Fifteen MPS children (one type I, six type II, three type III A, one III B, three IV A, one VI), asymptomatic for cardiac symptoms, and 15 age and sex-matched healthy controls underwent echo Doppler and STE...
January 10, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066814/species-in-the-cryptococcus-gattii-complex-differ-in-capsule-and-cell-size-following-growth-under-capsule-inducing-conditions
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Kenya E Fernandes, Christine Dwyer, Leona T Campbell, Dee A Carter
Cryptococcus gattii causes invasive fungal infections that have been increasing in incidence and global distribution in recent years. The major molecular genotypes of C. gattii that were previously classified as VGI to VGIV have recently been described as four new species: C. gattii (VGI), C. deuterogattii (VGII), C. bacillisporus (VGIII), and C. tetragattii (VGIV). The main driver for their classification has been phylogeny, and phenotypic diversity has not yet been extensively characterized. This study examines variation in attributes related to virulence and pathogenicity, including capsule thickness, cell size, tolerance to temperature, oxidative and osmotic stress, and cell wall integrity...
November 2016: MSphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064154/impact-of-left-ventricular-remodelling-patterns-on-outcomes-in-patients-with-aortic-stenosis
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Romain Capoulade, Marie-Annick Clavel, Florent Le Ven, Abdellaziz Dahou, Christophe Thébault, Lionel Tastet, Mylène Shen, Marie Arsenault, Élisabeth Bédard, Jonathan Beaudoin, Kim O'Connor, Mathieu Bernier, Jean G Dumesnil, Philippe Pibarot
AIMS: The objective of this study was to examine the association between the different patterns of left ventricular (LV) remodelling/hypertrophy on all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in patients with aortic stenosis (AS). METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 747 consecutive patients (69 ± 14 years, 57% men) with AS and preserved LV ejection fraction were included in this study. According to LV mass index and relative wall thickness, patients were classified into four LV patterns: normal, concentric remodelling (CR), concentric hypertrophy (CH), and eccentric hypertrophy (EH)...
January 6, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063184/biologically-agglutinated-eukaryotic-microfossil-from-cryogenian-cap-carbonates
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K R Moore, T Bosak, F A Macdonald, D J G Lahr, S Newman, C Settens, S B Pruss
Cryogenian cap carbonates that overlie Sturtian glacial deposits were formed during a post-glacial transgression. Here, we describe microfossils from the Kakontwe Formation of Zambia and the Taishir Formation of Mongolia-both Cryogenian age, post-Sturtian cap carbonates-and investigate processes involved in their formation and preservation. We compare microfossils from these two localities to an assemblage of well-documented microfossils previously described in the post-Sturtian Rasthof Formation of Namibia...
January 6, 2017: Geobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062725/capacitive-water-release-and-internal-leaf-water-relocation-delay-drought-induced-cavitation-in-african-maesopsis-eminii
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Jackie Epila, Niels J F De Baerdemaeker, Lidewei L Vergeynst, Wouter H Maes, Hans Beeckman, Kathy Steppe
The impact of drought on the hydraulic functioning of important African tree species, like Maesopsis eminii Engl., is poorly understood. To map the hydraulic response to drought-induced cavitation, sole reliance on the water potential at which 50% loss of xylem hydraulic conductivity (ψ50) occurs might be limiting and at times misleading as the value alone does not give a comprehensive overview of strategies evoked by M. eminii to cope with drought. This article therefore uses a methodological framework to study the different aspects of drought-induced cavitation and water relations in M...
January 5, 2017: Tree Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059849/is-age-an-important-factor-for-vascular-response-to-statin-therapy-a-serial-optical-coherence-tomography-and-intravascular-ultrasound-study
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Jiannan Dai, Jingbo Hou, Lei Xing, Haibo Jia, Sining Hu, Tsunenari Soeda, Yoshiyasu Minami, Daniel Ong, Rocco Vergallo, Shaosong Zhang, Hang Lee, Bo Yu, Ik-Kyung Jang
OBJECTIVE: Age-related structural and functional changes in vessel wall may affect the time course of vascular response to statin therapy. In this study, we sought to compare the response of lipid-rich plaque to statin therapy in elderly versus younger patients using optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty-nine patients who underwent serial optical coherence tomography and intravascular ultrasound at the time point of baseline, 6, and 12 months were divided into two groups according to median age: group A (age<57 years, n=35) and group B (age≥57 years, n=34)...
January 4, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056959/morphological-densitometric-and-mechanical-properties-of-mandible-in-5-month-old-polish-merino-sheep
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Anna Szabelska, Marcin R Tatara, Witold Krupski
BACKGROUND: Among bones building the axial and appendicular skeleton, the mandible is characterized by unique morphological and functional traits. The aim of the study was to evaluate morphological, densitometric and mechanical properties of mandible in 5-month-old Polish Merino sheep. Using quantitative computed tomography, volumetric bone mineral density (vBMD) and calcium hydroxyapatite density of the cortical bone (CbCa-HA), mean vBMD (MvBMD) and total bone volume were determined...
January 5, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056723/chronic-treatment-with-minoxidil-induces-elastic-fiber-neosynthesis-and-functional-improvement-in-the-aorta-of-aged-mice
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Marion Coquand-Gandit, Marie Paule Jacob, Wassim Fhayli, Beatriz Romero Ruiz de la Hermosa, Miglena Georgieva, Stéphanie Bouillot, Eric Estève, Jean-Pierre Andrieu, Sandrine Brasseur, Sophie Bouyon, Natalio Garcia-Honduvilla, Philippe Huber, Julia Bujan, Milena Atanasova, Gilles Faury
Normal arterial aging processes involve vascular cell dysfunction associated with wall stiffening, the latter being due to progressive elastin and elastic fiber degradation, as well as elastin and collagen cross-linking by advanced glycation end-products (AGE). These processes progressively lead to cardiovascular dysfunction during aging. Elastin is only synthesized during late gestation and childhood, and further degradation occurring throughout adulthood cannot be physiologically compensated by replacement of altered material...
January 5, 2017: Rejuvenation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052290/impaction-and-prediction-does-ureteral-wall-thickness-affect-the-success-of-medical-expulsive-therapy-in-pediatric-ureteral-stones
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Aierken Tuerxun, Abudukahaer Batuer, Sakip Erturhan, Bilal Eryildirim, Emre Camur, Kemal Sarica
OBJECTIVE: The study aimed to evaluate the predictive value of ureteral wall thickness (UWT) and stone-related parameters for medical expulsive therapy (MET) success with an alpha blocker in pediatric upper ureteral stones. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 35 children receiving MET ureteral stones (<10 mm) were evaluated. Patients were divided into 2 subgroups where MET was successful in 18 children (51.4%) and unsuccessful in 17 children (48.6%). Prior to management, stone size, stone density (in Hounsfield unit), degree of hydronephrosis, and UWT were evaluated with patient demographics and recorded...
January 5, 2017: Urologia Internationalis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050630/myocardial-blood-flow-and-left-ventricular-functional-reserve-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-a-13-nh3-gated-pet-study
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Roberto Sciagrà, Raffaella Calabretta, Fabrizio Cipollini, Alessandro Passeri, Angelo Castello, Franco Cecchi, Iacopo Olivotto, Alberto Pupi
INTRODUCTION: Ischemia in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is caused by coronary microvascular dysfunction (CMD), which is detected by measuring myocardial blood flow (MBF) with PET. Whether CMD may be associated with ischemic left ventricular (LV) dysfunction is unclear. We therefore assessed LV ejection fraction (EF) reserve in HCM patients undergoing dipyridamole (Dip) PET. METHODS: Resting and stress (13)NH3 dynamic as well as gated PET were performed in 34 HCM patients...
January 3, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048779/su-f-t-28-evaluation-of-bebig-hdr-co-60-after-loading-system-for-skin-cancer-treatment-using-conical-surface-applicator
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H Safigholi, A S Meigooni, D Han, A Soliman, W Y Song
PURPOSE: To evaluate the possibility of utilizing the BEBIG HDR 60Co remote after-loading system for malignant skin surface treatment using Monte Carlo (MC) simulation technique. METHODS: First TG-43 parameters of BEBIG-Co-60 and Nucletron Ir-192-mHDR-V2 brachytherapy sources were simulated using MCNP6 code to benchmark the sources against the literature. Second a conical tungsten-alloy with 3-cm diameter of Planning-Target-Volume (PTV) at surface for use with a single stepping HDR source is designed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047016/th-cd-201-02-a-monte-carlo-investigation-of-a-novel-detector-arrangement-for-the-energy-spectrum-measurement-of-a-6mv-linear-accelerator
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S Taneja, L Bartol, W Culberson, L DeWerd
PURPOSE: Direct measurement of the energy spectrum of a 6MV linear accelerator has not been successful due to the high fluence rate, high energy nature of these photon beams. Previous work used a Compton Scattering (CS) spectrometry setup with a shielded spectrometer for spectrum measurements. Despite substantial lead shielding, excessive pulse pile-up was seen. MCNP6 transport code was used to investigate the feasibility and effectiveness of performing measurements using a novel detector setup...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044244/a-robust-approach-for-exploring-hemodynamics-and-thrombus-growth-associations-in-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
#18
Konstantinos Tzirakis, Yiannis Kamarianakis, Eleni Metaxa, Nikolaos Kontopodis, Christos V Ioannou, Yannis Papaharilaou
Longitudinal studies of vascular diseases often need to establish correspondence between follow-up images, as the diseased regions may change shape over time. In addition, spatial data structures should be taken into account in the statistical analyses to avoid inferential errors. This study investigates the association between hemodynamics and thrombus growth in abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) while emphasizing on the abovementioned methodological issues. Six AAA surfaces and their follow-ups were three-dimensionally reconstructed from computed-tomography images...
January 2, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043459/repair-of-parachute-and-hammock-valve-in-infants-and-children-early-and-late-outcomes
#19
Eva Maria Delmo Walter, Mariano Javier, Roland Hetzer
Parachute and hammock valves in children remain one of the most challenging congenital malformations to correct. We report our institutional experience with valve-preserving repair techniques and the early and late surgical outcomes in parachute and hammock valves in infants and children. From January 1990-June 2014, 20 infants and children with parachute (n = 12, median age = 2.5 years, range: 2 months-13 years) and hammock (n = 8, median age = 7 months, range: 1 month-14.9 years) valves underwent mitral valve (MV) repair...
July 2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038809/prognostic-impact-of-intestinal-wall-thickening-in-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure
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Yuki Ikeda, Shunsuke Ishii, Teppei Fujita, Yuichiro Iida, Toyoji Kaida, Takeru Nabeta, Emi Maekawa, Tomoyoshi Yanagisawa, Toshimi Koitabashi, Ichiro Takeuchi, Takayuki Inomata, Junya Ako
BACKGROUND: Intestine-cardiovascular relationship has been increasingly recognized as a key factor in patients with heart disease. We aimed to identify the relationships among intestinal wall edema, cardiac function, and adverse clinical events in hospitalized heart failure (HF) patients. METHODS AND RESULTS: Abdominal computed tomographic images of 168 hospitalized HF patients were retrospectively investigated for identification of average colon wall thickness (CWT) from the ascending to sigmoid colon...
December 21, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
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