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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213110/effect-of-chinese-herbal-medicine-on-stroke-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
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Fuu-Jen Tsai, Tsung-Jung Ho, Chi-Fung Cheng, Xiang Liu, Hsinyi Tsang, Ting-Hsu Lin, Chiu-Chu Liao, Shao-Mei Huang, Ju-Pi Li, Cheng-Wen Lin, Jaung-Geng Lin, Jung-Chun Lin, Chih-Chien Lin, Wen-Miin Liang, Ying-Ju Lin
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Complications of type 2 diabetes (T2D) include stroke, which is a cerebrovascular disturbance characterized by reduced blood flow in the brain, leading to death or physical disability. Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) has been widely used in ancient China for the treatment of diabetes and stroke by supplementing Qi and activating blood circulation. AIM OF THE STUDY: This study aimed to investigate the frequencies and patterns of CHM treatment for stroke patients with T2D and the outcomes of long-term use in Taiwan...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210495/reproducibility-of-pulmonary-blood-flow-measurements-by-phase-contrast-mri-using-different-1-5-t-mr-scanners-at-two-institutions
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Rin Iraha, Nanae Tsuchiya, Tsuneo Yamashiro, Tae Iwasawa, Sadayuki Murayama
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be beneficial for diagnosis of disease by offering quantitative information. However, reproducibility can be a major problem when there is a numerical threshold in multi-institution, multi-vendor situations. PURPOSE: To measure pulmonary blood flow with phase-contrast (PC) imaging using two different MR scanners (1.5 T) at different institutions in the same participants and to examine the reproducibility of the measurements...
January 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209484/successful-provision-of-inter-hospital-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-for-acute-post-partum-pulmonary-embolism
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C McDonald, J Laurie, S Janssens, C Zazulak, P Kotze, K Shekar
Mortality during pregnancy in a well-resourced setting is rare, but acute pulmonary embolism is one of the leading causes. We present the successful use of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (eCPR) in a 22-year old woman who experienced cardiopulmonary collapse following urgent caesarean section in the setting of a sub-massive pulmonary embolus. Resources and personnel to perform eCPR were not available at the maternity hospital and were recruited from an adjacent pediatric hospital. Initial care used low blood flow extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) with pediatric ECMO circuitry, which was optimized when the team from a nearby adult cardiac hospital arrived...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163422/transcatheter-pulmonary-valve-perforation-using-chronic-total-occlusion-wire-in-pulmonary-atresia-with-intact-ventricular-septum
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Shweta Bakhru, Shilpa Marathe, Manish Saxena, Sudeep Verma, Rajan Saileela, Tapan K Dash, Nageswara Rao Koneti
BACKGROUND: Perforation of pulmonary valve using radiofrequency ablation in pulmonary atresia with intact ventricular septum (PA IVS) is a treatment of choice. However, significant cost of the equipment limits its utility, especially in the developing economies. OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility, safety, and efficacy of perforation of pulmonary valve using chronic total occlusion (CTO) wires in patients with PA IVS as an alternative to radiofrequency ablation...
January 2017: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157836/continuous-capnography-monitoring-during-resuscitation-in-a-transitional-large-mammalian-model-of-asphyxial-cardiac-arrest
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Praveen Chandrasekharan, Payam Vali, Munmun Rawat, Bobby Mathew, Sylvia F Gugino, Carmon Koenigschnekt, Justin Helman, Jayasree Nair, Sara Berkelhamer, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
BACKGROUND: In neonates requiring chest compression (CC) during resuscitation, neonatal resuscitation program (NRP) recommends against relying on a single feedback device such as end-tidal carbon dioxide (ETCO2) or SpO2 to determine return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) until more evidence becomes available. METHODS: We evaluated the role of monitoring ETCO2 during resuscitation in a lamb model of cardiac arrest induced by umbilical cord occlusion (n=21). Lambs were resuscitated as per NRP guidelines...
February 3, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157429/chimeric-anti-human-podoplanin-antibody-nz-12-of-lambda-light-chain-exerts-higher-antibody-dependent-cellular-cytotoxicity-and-complement-dependent-cytotoxicity-compared-with-nz-8-of-kappa-light-chain
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Mika K Kaneko, Shinji Abe, Satoshi Ogasawara, Yuki Fujii, Shinji Yamada, Takeshi Murata, Hiroaki Uchida, Hideaki Tahara, Yasuhiko Nishioka, Yukinari Kato
Podoplanin (PDPN), a type I transmembrane 36-kDa glycoprotein, is expressed not only in normal cells, such as renal epithelial cells (podocytes), lymphatic endothelial cells, and pulmonary type I alveolar cells, but also in cancer cells, including brain tumors and lung squamous cell carcinomas. Podoplanin activates platelet aggregation by binding to C-type lectin-like receptor-2 (CLEC-2) on platelets, and the podoplanin/CLEC-2 interaction facilitates blood/lymphatic vessel separation. We previously produced neutralizing anti-human podoplanin monoclonal antibody (mAb), clone NZ-1 (rat IgG2a, lambda), which neutralizes the podoplanin/CLEC-2 interaction and inhibits platelet aggregation and cancer metastasis...
February 3, 2017: Monoclonal Antibodies in Immunodiagnosis and Immunotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157391/microbes-associate-with-host-innate-immune-response-in-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis
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Yong Huang, Shwu-Fan Ma, Milena S Espindola, Rekha Vij, Justin M Oldham, Gary B Huffnagle, John R Erb-Downward, Kevin R Flaherty, Beth B Moore, Eric S White, Tong Zhou, Jianrong Li, Yves A Lussier, MeiLan K Han, Naftali Kaminski, Joe G N Garcia, Cory M Hogaboam, Fernando J Martinez, Imre Noth
RATIONALE: Differences in the lung microbial community influence idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) progression. Whether the lung microbiome influences IPF host defense remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: To explore the host immune response and microbial interaction in IPF, as they relate to progression-free survival (PFS), fibroblast function, and leukocyte phenotypes. METHODS: Paired microarray gene expression data from peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and 16s rRNA sequencing data from bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) obtained as part of the COMET-IPF study were used to conduct association pathway analyses...
February 3, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144054/current-trends-of-management-of-respiratory-diseases-by-pulmonologists-results-of-national-conference-of-pulmonary-disease-2015-survey
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Sheetu Singh, Nishtha Singh
CONTEXT: Respiratory diseases are a common problem in our country and these are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. AIMS: The aim of the paper was to analyze the pattern of diagnostic tests used and treatment prescribed for common respiratory diseases. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: A total of 1028 pulmonologists, either member of Indian Chest Society or delegate attending the National Conference of Pulmonary Diseases (NAPCON) 2015, participated in the online survey...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143650/usefulness-of-bronchoalveolar-lavage-and-flow-cytometry-in-patients-with-hematological-malignancies-and-respiratory-failure
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Christelle Ferrà, Blanca Xicoy, Nerea Castillo, Mireia Morgades, Jordi Juncà, Felipe Andreo, Fuensanta Millá, Evarist Feliu, Josep-María Ribera
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Strategies to improve the efficiency of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) are needed. We conducted a study to establish the diagnostic value of BAL in patients with hematological malignancies and pulmonary infiltrates. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The correlation of cytologic and flow cytometric study of BAL with the microbiological findings and the clinical evolution was determined. RESULTS: Seventy BAL were performed and flow cytometric study was analyzed in 23 of them...
January 28, 2017: Medicina Clínica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142139/long-term-oxygen-therapy-comparison-of-the-german-and-british-guidelines
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Friederike Sophie Magnet, Sarah Bettina Schwarz, Jens Callegari, Carl-Peter Criée, Jan Hendrik Storre, Wolfram Windisch
BACKGROUND: The German guideline on long-term oxygen therapy (LTOT) was published in 2008 by the German Respiratory Society (DGP), while the British Thoracic Society (BTS) published their most recent guideline in 2015. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present article was to highlight the major areas of consensus and disagreement in the recently published BTS and DGP guidelines on LTOT. METHODS: The BTS and DGP guidelines were directly compared in terms of congruencies and differences...
February 1, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140493/cerebral-high-intensity-transient-signals-during-pediatric-cardiac-catheterization-a-pilot-study-using-transcranial-doppler-ultrasonography
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Kerri L LaRovere, Kush Kapur, Doff B McElhinney, Alexander Razumovsky, Barry D Kussman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral emboli are one potential cause of acute brain injury in children with congenital heart disease (CHD) undergoing cardiac catheterization. In this pilot study using transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography, we sought to evaluate the incidence, burden, and circumstances of cerebral high-intensity transient signals (HITS), presumably representing emboli, during pediatric cardiac catheterization. METHODS: Emboli monitoring of the right middle cerebral artery was performed in five children...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135021/a-conceptual-framework-for-predicting-and-addressing-the-consequences-of-disease-related-microvascular-dysfunction
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P Mason McClatchey, Jefferson C Frisbee, Jane E B Reusch
OBJECTIVE: A growing body of evidence indicates that impaired microvascular perfusion plays a pathological role in a number of diseases. This manuscript aims to better define which aspects of microvascular perfusion are important, what mass transport processes (e.g. insulin action, tissue oxygenation) may be impacted, and what therapies might reverse these pathologies. METHODS: We derive a theory of microvascular perfusion and solute flux drawing from established relationships in mass transport and anatomy...
January 30, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129317/a-novel-treatment-using-an-intraventricular-stent-graft-for-postinfarction-ventricular-septal-rupture-in-a-porcine-model
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Yuji Nishida, Shigeyuki Tomita, Ryuta Kiuchi, Hiroshi Ohtake, Go Watanabe
OBJECTIVE: Ventricular septal rupture (VSR) is a severe complication of acute myocardial infarction, and the conventional technique for repair is associated with high operative mortality. A novel intraventricular stent graft (IVSG) device was tested as a less invasive treatment for VSR; it does not require cardiopulmonary bypass, cardiac arrest, or left ventricular incision. Its effectiveness was assessed using animal experiments. METHODS: Six pigs were placed on cardiopulmonary bypass...
January 2017: Innovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125278/roles-for-the-cx3cl1-cx3cr1-and-ccl2-ccr2-chemokine-systems-in-hypoxic-pulmonary-hypertension
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Valérie Amsellem, Shariq Abid, Lucie Poupel, Aurélien Parpaleix, Mathieu Rodero, Guillaume Gary-Bobo, Mehdi Latiri, Jean-Luc Dubois-Rande, Larissa Lipskaia, Christophe Combadiere, Serge Adnot
Monocytes/macrophages are major effectors of lung inflammation associated with various forms of pulmonary hypertension (PH). Interactions between the CCL2/CCR2 and CX3CL1/CX3CR1 chemokine systems that guide phagocyte infiltration are incompletely understood. Our objective was to explore the individual and combined actions of CCL2/CCR2 and CX3CL1/CX3CR1 in hypoxia-induced PH in mice, particularly their roles in monocyte trafficking, macrophage polarization, and pulmonary vascular remodeling. The development of hypoxia-induced PH was associated with marked increases in lung levels of CX3CR1, CCR2, and their respective ligands CX3CL1 and CCL2...
January 26, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123969/real-time-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-deep-venous-flow-during-muscular-exercise-preliminary-experience
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Arun Antony Joseph, Klaus-Dietmar Merboldt, Dirk Voit, Johannes Dahm, Jens Frahm
BACKGROUND: The accurate assessment of peripheral venous flow is important for the early diagnosis and treatment of disorders such as deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) which is a major cause of post-thrombotic syndrome or even death due to pulmonary embolism. The aim of this work is to quantitatively determine blood flow in deep veins during rest and muscular exercise using a novel real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method for velocity-encoded phase-contrast (PC) MRI at high spatiotemporal resolution...
December 2016: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122854/early-to-mid-term-results-after-total-cavopulmonary-connection-performed-in-the-second-decade-of-life
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Alexandre Metras, Virginie Fouilloux, Mohammed Al-Yamani, Xavier Roques, Loic Macé, Jean-Benoît Thambo, Dominique Metras, Bernard Kreitmann, François Roubertie
OBJECTIVES: Total cavopulmonary connection (TCPC) performed in the second decade of life has rarely been studied. Thus, we investigated (bicentric study) early and late morbidity and mortality following completion of TCPC in these patients. METHODS: From January 1999 to June 2014, 63 patients (14.5 ± 2.9 years) underwent TCPC (extracardiac conduit). Palliation before completion was an isolated bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt (BCPS) in 3 patients or BCPS associated with additional pulmonary blood flow (APBF) that was either antegrade (Group 1) in 38 (63%) or retrograde (Group 2) in 22 (37%)...
January 25, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122644/mtb-specific-lymphocyte-responses-are-impaired-in-tuberculosis-patients-with-pulmonary-cavities
#17
Jun Wang, Yaping Dai, Jun Liu, Yongmei Yin, Hao Pei
OBJECTIVE: Tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease caused by the bacillus Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), is a global health problem. Because the failing immune response in the lung can lead to formation of a pulmonary cavity, this study was designed to clarify MTB-specific lymphocyte responses in TB patients with pulmonary cavities. METHODS: We utilized culture filtrate protein 10 (CFP-10) and early secretory antigenic target 6 (ESAT-6) as immunogenic MTB antigens following overnight stimulation of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
January 26, 2017: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118786/mathematical-analysis-and-physical-profile-of-blalock-taussig-shunt-and-sano-modification-procedure-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-syndrome
#18
Efrain Riveros Perez, Ricardo Riveros
The first stage of surgical treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) includes the creation of artificial systemic-to-pulmonary connections to provide pulmonary blood flow. The modified Blalock-Taussig (mBT) shunt has been the technique of choice for this procedure; however, a right ventricle-pulmonary artery (RV-PA) shunt has been introduced into clinical practice with encouraging but still conflicting outcomes when compared with the mBT shunt. The aim of this study is to explore mathematical modeling as a tool for describing physical profiles that could assist the surgical team in predicting complications related to stenosis and malfunction of grafts in an attempt to find correlations with clinical outcomes from clinical studies that compared both surgical techniques and to assist the anesthesiologist in making decisions to manage patients with this complex cardiac anatomy...
January 1, 2017: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116826/mechanistic-perspective-of-the-oxido-immunopathologic-resolution-property-of-kolaviron-in-mice-influenza-pneumonitis
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Ifeoluwa O Awogbindin, David O Olaleye, Ebenezer O Farombi
Implicated in influenza-associated pathology are innate defence overzealousness and unabated secretion of oxidative tissue-sensitive antimicrobial agents. At different time points, mice were pre-treated with kolaviron (400 mg/kg), a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent, and subsequently challenged with 2 LD50 influenza A/H3N2/Perth/16/09 virus. After euthanasia at day 6, blood, lungs, liver and spleen were collected and processed for biochemical, immunohistochemical and flow cytometric assessment of redo-inflammatory imbalance, cytokine storm indices and T helper 1 host response...
January 23, 2017: APMIS: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica, et Immunologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101850/assessment-of-regional-pulmonary-blood-flow-using-68-ga-dota-pet
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Carlos Velasco, Jesus Mateo, Arnoldo Santos, Adriana Mota-Cobian, Fernando Herranz, Juan Pellico, Ruben A Mota, Samuel España, Jesus Ruiz-Cabello
BACKGROUND: In vivo determination of regional pulmonary blood flow (PBF) is a valuable tool for the evaluation of many lung diseases. In this study, the use of (68)Ga-DOTA PET for the in vivo quantitative determination of regional PBF is proposed. This methodology was implemented and tested in healthy pigs and validated using fluorescent microspheres. The study was performed on young large white pigs (n = 4). To assess the reproducibility and consistency of the method, three PET scans were obtained for each animal...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
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