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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455792/left-ventricular-structure-and-diastolic-function-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Binita Riya Chacko, Gauri R Karur, Kim A Connelly, Raymond T Yan, Anish Kirpalani, Rachel Wald, Laura Jimenez-Juan, John Roshan Jacob, Djeven P Deva, Andrew T Yan
OBJECTIVE: Diastolic dysfunction is common in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) and hypertensive heart disease (HHD), but its relationships with left ventricular (LV) parameters have not been well studied. Our objective was to assess the relationship of various measures of diastolic function, and maximum left ventricular wall thickness (MLVWT) and left ventricular mass index (LVMI) in HCM, HHD and normal controls using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). We also assessed LV parameters and diastolic function in relation to late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and right ventricular (RV) hypertrophy in HCM...
January 2018: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455313/-18-f-fdg-pet-mr-enterography-for-the-assessment-of-inflammatory-activity-in-crohn-s-disease-comparison-of-different-mri-and-pet-parameters
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Yan Li, Karsten Beiderwellen, Felix Nensa, Johannes Grüneisen, Gustav Dobos, Ken Herrmann, Thomas Lauenstein, Lale Umutlu, Jost Langhorst
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of integrated whole-body positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) enterography in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). METHODS: Fifty patients with known CD and recurrent symptoms underwent ileocolonoscopy (reference standard) as well as PET/MR enterography. Seven ileocolonic segments were endoscopically analysed using the Simplified Endoscopic Activity Score for Crohn's Disease (SES-CD) and additionally classified into three categories of inflammation (none, mild to moderate and severe ulcerative inflammation)...
February 17, 2018: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452866/intrapatient-study-comparing-3d-printed-bolus-versus-standard-vinyl-gel-sheet-bolus-for-postmastectomy-chest-wall-radiation-therapy
#3
James L Robar, Kathryn Moran, James Allan, James Clancey, Tami Joseph, Krista Chytyk-Praznik, R Lee MacDonald, John Lincoln, Parisa Sadeghi, Robert Rutledge
PURPOSE: This patient study evaluated the use of 3-dimensional (3D) printed bolus for chest wall radiation therapy compared with standard sheet bolus with regard to accuracy of fit, surface dose measured in vivo, and efficiency of patient setup. By alternating bolus type over the course of therapy, each patient served as her own control. METHODS AND MATERIALS: For 16 patients undergoing chest wall radiation therapy, a custom 5.0 mm thick bolus was designed based on the treatment planning computed tomography scan and 3D printed using polylactic acid...
December 24, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451444/survival-and-prognostic-factors-in-cats-with-restrictive-cardiomyopathy-a-review-of-90-cases
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Chiara Locatelli, Danitza Pradelli, Giulia Campo, Ilaria Spalla, Alice Savarese, Paola G Brambilla, Claudio Bussadori
Objectives Large studies focusing on restrictive cardiomyopathy (RCM) in the cat are scarce. The aims of this retrospective study were to describe epidemiological characteristics and to analyse prognostic factors affecting survival in cats with RCM. Methods The clinical archives of the Gran Sasso Veterinary Clinic (Milan, Italy) and of the cardiology unit of the Department of Veterinary Medicine (University of Milan, Italy) from 1997-2015 were reviewed for all cats diagnosed with RCM based on an echocardiographic examination (left atrial/bi-atrial enlargement, normal left ventricle wall thickness, normal or mildly decreased systolic function and restrictive left ventricle filling pattern with pulsed Doppler echocardiography)...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451331/sliding-free-transverse-rectus-abdominis-myocutaneous-flap-for-closure-of-a-massive-abdominal-wall-defect-a-case-report
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Annika Senghaas, Thomas Kremer, Volker J Schmidt, Leila Harhaus, Christoph Hirche, Ulrich Kneser, Amir K Bigdeli
Despite considerable advances in reconstructive surgery, massive abdominal wall defects continue to pose a significant surgical challenge. We report the case of a 72-year-old morbidly obese female patient with Clostridium septicum-related gas gangrene of the abdominal wall. After multidisciplinary treatment and multiple extensive debridements, a massive full-thickness defect (40 cm × 35 cm) of the right abdominal wall was present. The abdominal contents were covered with a resorbable mesh to prevent evisceration...
February 16, 2018: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447888/pathogenesis-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-in-patients-affected-by-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-and-sickle-cell-anaemia-post-allogenic-bone-marrow-transplant
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F Martino, R Di Mauro, K Paciaroni, J Gaziev, C Alfieri, L Greco, R Floris, S Di Girolamo, M Di Girolamo
OBJECTIVES: Sickle cell anemia (SCA) and β -thalassemia major are well-recognized beta-globin gene disorders of red blood cells associated to mortality and morbidity included bone morbidities due to ineffective erythropoiesis and bone marrow expansion, which affect every part of the skeleton. While there are an abundance of described disease manifestations of the head and neck, the manner of paranasal sinuses involvement and its relations to β-thalassemia and SCA process was not studied yet...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441787/robust-operation-of-mesoporous-antireflective-coatings-under-variable-ambient-conditions
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Barry Reid, Alaric Taylor, Yinong Chen, Benjamin Schmidt-Hansberg, Stefan Guldin
Generating mesoporous films with adequate film thickness and refractive index is a common method to achieve amplitude and phase matching in low-cost interference-based antireflective coatings (ARCs). For high surface energy materials, pores on the 2 - 50 nm, i.e. the sub-wavelength scale, are subject to capillary condensation by surrounding gas phase water molecules which hampers their functioning. In this work, we examine the effect of relative humidity on mesoporous ARCs and present a simple method for the preparation of ARCs with robust operation under variable conditions...
February 14, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440008/novel-%C3%AE-actin-gene-mutation-p-ala21val-causing-familial-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-myocardial-noncompaction-and-transmural-crypts-clinical-pathologic-correlation
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Andrea Frustaci, Alessandro De Luca, Valentina Guida, Tommaso Biagini, Tommaso Mazza, Carlo Gaudio, Claudio Letizia, Matteo Antonio Russo, Nicola Galea, Cristina Chimenti
BACKGROUND: Mutations of α-actin gene (ACTC1) have been phenotypically related to various cardiac anomalies, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and dilated cardiomyopathy and left ventricular (LV) myocardial noncompaction. A novel ACTC mutation is reported as cosegregating for familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and LV myocardial noncompaction with transmural crypts. METHODS AND RESULTS: In an Italian family of 7 subjects, 4 aged 10 (II-1), 14 (II-2), 43 (I-4) and 46 years (I-5), presenting abnormal ECG changes, dyspnea and palpitation (II-2, I-4, and I-5), and recurrent cerebral ischemic attack (I-5), underwent 2-dimensional echo, cardiac magnetic resonance, Holter monitoring, and next-generation sequencing gene analysis...
February 10, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435206/bone-healing-in-extraction-sockets-covered-with-collagen-membrane-alone-or-associated-with-porcine-derived-bone-graft-a-comparative-histological-and-histomorphometric-analysis
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Renzo Guarnieri, Luca Testarelli, Luigi Stefanelli, Francesca De Angelis, Francesca Mencio, Giorgio Pompa, Stefano Di Carlo
Objectives: The present paper reports data of a randomized study aimed to analyse and compare the histologic and histomorphometric aspects of bone healing in extraction sites covered with collagen membrane alone or associated with porcine-derived bone graft. Material and Methods: Thirty patients, with single extraction sockets without severe bone wall defects in the premolar/molar region, were included. Ten extraction sockets were grafted with porcine-derived bone and covered with collagen membrane (group 1), 10 sites were covered with collagen membrane alone (group 2), and 10 sites healed spontaneously (group 3)...
October 2017: Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432770/rna-seq-analysis-during-the-life-cycle-of-cryptosporidium-parvum-reveals-significant-differential-gene-expression-between-proliferating-stages-in-the-intestine-and-infectious-sporozoites
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Christoph Lippuner, Chandra Ramakrishnan, Walter U Basso, Marc W Schmid, Michal Okoniewski, Nicholas C Smith, Michael Hässig, Peter Deplazes, Adrian B Hehl
Cryptosporidium parvum is a major cause of diarrhoea in humans and animals. There are no vaccines and few drugs available to control C. parvum. In this study, we used RNA-Seq to compare gene expression in sporozoites and intracellular stages of C. parvum to identify genes likely to be important for successful completion of the parasite's life cycle and, thereby, possible targets for drugs or vaccines. We identified 3774 protein-encoding transcripts in C. parvum. Applying a stringent cut-off of eight fold for determination of differential expression, we identified 173 genes (26 coding for predicted secreted proteins) upregulated in sporozoites...
February 9, 2018: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432443/short-term-doxycycline-treatment-induces-sustained-improvement-in-myocardial-infarction-border-zone-contractility
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Kimberly Spaulding, Kiyoaki Takaba, Alexander Collins, Farshid Faraji, Guanying Wang, Esteban Aguayo, Liang Ge, David Saloner, Arthur W Wallace, Anthony J Baker, David H Lovett, Mark B Ratcliffe
Decreased contractility in the non-ischemic border zone surrounding a MI is in part due to degradation of cardiomyocyte sarcomeric components by intracellular matrix metalloproteinase-2 (MMP-2). We recently reported that MMP-2 levels were increased in the border zone after a MI and that treatment with doxycycline for two weeks after MI was associated with normalization of MMP-2 levels and improvement in ex-vivo contractile protein developed force in the myocardial border zone. The purpose of the current study was to determine if there is a sustained effect of short term treatment with doxycycline (Dox) on border zone function in a large animal model of antero-apical myocardial infarction (MI)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430653/regression-equations-for-calculation-of-z-scores-for-echocardiographic-measurements-of-left-heart-structures-in-healthy-han-chinese-children
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Shan-Shan Wang, Wen-Jing Hong, Yu-Qi Zhang, Shu-Bao Chen, Guo-Ying Huang, Hong-Yan Zhang, Li-Jun Chen, Lan-Ping Wu, Rong Shen, Yi-Qing Liu, Jun-Xue Zhu
OBJECTIVE: Clinical decision making in children with heart disease relies on detailed measurements of cardiac structures using two-dimensional and M-mode echocardiography. However, no echocardiographic reference values are available for the Chinese children. We aimed to establish z-score regression equations for left heart structures in a population-based cohort of healthy Chinese Han children. METHOD: Echocardiography was performed in 545 children with a normal heart...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29430189/the-correlation-between-ct-features-and-glycosylated-hemoglobin-level-in-patients-with-t2dm-complicated-with-primary-pulmonary-tuberculosis
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Li-Li Xia, Su-Fen Li, Kan Shao, Xin Zhang, Shan Huang
To investigate the correlation between computed tomography (CT) features and glycosylated hemoglobin (HbAlc) levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) complicated with primary pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB). One hundred and eighty untreated PTB patients complicated with T2DM were selected. Based on the HbAlc level, the patients were divided into three groups: HbAlc level <7% (Group I: 32 patients), 7%-9% (Group II: 48 patients), and >9% (Group III: 100 patients). The changes of CT manifestations and HbAlc were analyzed after TB and T2DM treatment...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29427931/viscoelastic-properties-of-multi-layered-cellularized-vascular-tissues-fabricated-from-collagen-gel
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Dawit G Seifu, Sébastien Meghezi, Larry Unsworth, Kibret Mequanint, Diego Mantovani
Since collagen is one of the major extracellular matrix components in vascular tissues, its use for vascular tissue engineering has several advantages. However, collagen extraction and processing for tissue engineering application alters its structure. As a result, collagen-based vascular constructs show poor mechanical properties compared to native tissues. In this work, multi-layer (single, double, and triple) vascular tissue constructs were engineered from porcine smooth muscle cells (PSMCs) entrapped in collagen gel by concentrically and sequentially layering after compaction of the previous layer(s)...
February 2, 2018: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426767/full-thickness-rectal-biopsy-in-children-suspicious-for-hirschsprung-s-disease-is-safe-and-yields-a-low-number-of-insufficient-biopsies
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Niels Bjørn, Lars Rasmussen, Niels Qvist, Sönke Detlefsen, Mark Bremholm Ellebæk
INTRODUCTION: The diagnosis of Hirschsprung's disease (HD) relies on the histological demonstration of aganglionosis in the bowel wall. Biopsies may be obtained by rectal suction biopsy (RSB) or by transanal full-thickness excision biopsy (FTB). The objective of the present study was to evaluate the frequency of complications and inconclusive biopsies after FTB in children referred with suspicion of HD. The secondary objective was to calculate the frequency of proven aganglionosis. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed of all patients under the age of 16years who underwent transanal FTB during the time period of 2008-2014...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425775/inhibitory-effect-of-wild-type-p53-gene-transfer-on-graft-coronary-artery-disease
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Li-Ping Wang, Zhi-Bo Jia, Yue Liu, Qiang Gao, Su-Jun Cheng, Di Jin, Lan Ma, Xin-Hua Yin
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to investigate the inhibitory effect of wild-type P53 gene transfer on graft coronary artery disease (GCAD) after heart transplantation and the underlying mechanisms. METHODS: A rat model of heterotopic heart transplantation was established using Wistar rats as donors and Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats as recipients. The donor hearts were collected and perfused, via the coronary artery, with 800 μl of recombinant adenovirus carrying the P53 gene (Ad-P53)...
February 6, 2018: Transplant Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425281/at1-receptor-antagonism-improves-structural-functional-and-biomechanical-properties-in-resistance-arteries-in-a-rodent-chronic-kidney-disease-model
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K J Quek, O Z Ameer, J K Phillips
Background: The renin-angiotensin system, in particular Angiotensin II (AngII), plays a significant role in the pathogenesis of hypertension in chronic kidney disease (CKD). Effects of chronic AT1 receptor antagonism were investigated in a genetic hypertensive rat model of CKD, the Lewis polycystic kidney (LPK) rat. Methods: Mixed-sex LPK and Lewis control rats (total n=31) were split between treated (valsartan 60mg/kg/day p.o. from 4-18 weeks) and vehicle groups...
February 7, 2018: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416468/nonfatal-cardiac-perforation-after-central-venous-catheter-insertion
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Vedran Premuzic, Lea Katalinic, Marijan Pasalic, Hrvoje Jurin
Cardiac tamponade caused by perforation of the cardiac wall is a rare complication related to central venous catheter (CVC) placement. A 71-year-old female with a previous history of moderate aortic stenosis and kidney transplantation was admitted to hospital due to global heart failure and worsening of allograft function. Intensified hemodialysis was commenced through a CVC placed in the right subclavian vein. Chest radiography revealed catheter tip in the right atrium and no signs of pneumothorax. Thorough diagnostics outruled immediate life-threatening conditions, such as myocardial infarction and pulmonary embolism...
January 2018: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29415313/fetal-cardiac-remodeling-in-response-to-anemia-using-hemoglobin-bart-s-disease-as-a-study-model
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Theera Tongsong, Fuanglada Tongprasert, Kasemsri Srisupundit, Suchaya Luewan, Kuntharee Traisrisilp, Phudit Jatavan
OBJECTIVE:  To assess fetal cardiac remodeling in response to anemia, by comparing the fetal cardiac dimensions and global sphericity index (GSI) of normal fetuses and fetuses with anemia using fetal Hb Bart's disease as a study model. METHODS:  Fetuses at risk for Hb Bart's disease undergoing cordocentesis at 18 to 22 weeks of gestation were recruited. Fetal cardiac dimensions including GSI (cardiac length to cardiac width ratio), interventricular septum thickness (IVST), left ventricular wall thickness (LVWT) and right ventricular wall thickness (RVWT) were measured...
February 7, 2018: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29410539/risk-factors-and-prognostic-significance-of-altered-left-ventricular-geometry-in-preterm-infants
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Swati Choudhry, Amber Salter, Tyler W Cunningham, Philip T Levy, Brian P Hackett, Gautam K Singh, Mark C Johnson
OBJECTIVE: Left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy (LVH) predicts adverse cardiac events in adults. We sought to determine the risk factors and prognostic significance of altered LV geometry in preterm infants. STUDY DESIGN: In an echocardiographic, single-center, retrospective case-control study we investigated the risk factors and outcomes in patients with altered LV geometry (either increased left ventricular mass index (LVMI) or increased relative wall thickness (RWT)) from a cohort of 503 preterm infants ≤2 kg...
February 6, 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
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