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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819379/hypoxia-inducible-factor-1-alpha-correlates-with-tumor-associated-macrophages-infiltration-influences-survival-of-gastric-cancer-patients
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Wei-Jie Zhang, Cheng Chen, Zhi-Hua Zhou, Shan-Ting Gao, Teong Jin Tee, Liu-Qing Yang, Yuan-Yuan Xu, Tao-Hong Pang, Xin-Yun Xu, Qi Sun, Min Feng, Hao Wang, Chun-Lei Lu, Guo-Zhong Wu, Sheng Wu, Wen-Xian Guan, Gui-Fang Xu
Background: Hypoxia was a common feature for accelerating tumor metastasis by both inducting epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of tumor cells and polarization of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs). The association and roles between hypoxia, EMT and TAMs in the biological behavior of gastric cancer (GC) for the time being recurrence is unclear. Material and methods: hypoixa by expression of hypoxia-inducible factor-1 alpha (HIF-1α), polarized functional status of infiltrated TAMs by immunohistochemical staining of CD68 and CD163, and the expression of E-cadherin as EMT property had been evaluated in 236 patients consecutive with histologically confirmed GC...
2017: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817542/safety-of-transesophageal-echocardiography%C3%A2-guided-electrical-cardioversion-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-and-inadequate-anticoagulation
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Joanna Zaprutko, Artur Baszko, Michał Michalak, Karol Kochman, Radosław Szymański, Jan Kłopocki, Anna Nowicka, Rafał Dankowski, Marek Michalski, Piotr Kałmucki, Andrzej Szyszka
INTRODUCTION    Restoring sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF)/atrial flutter (AFl) requires adequate oral anticoagulation prior to direct current cardioversion (DCC). Some patients eligible for DCC are not properly anticoagulated. OBJECTIVES    The aim of the study was to assess risk factors for thrombus and spontaneous echo contrast (SEC) in the left atrium (LA) as well as the safety profile of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE)-guided DCC in patients with inadequate anticoagulation...
August 9, 2017: Polish Archives of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817424/impact-of-simulator-based-training-in-focused-transesophageal-echocardiography-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Andreas Bloch, Robert von Arx, Reto Etter, David Berger, Heiko Kaiser, Armando Lenz, Tobias M Merz
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to determine if training in transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) using a TEE simulator improves the ability of novice operators to perform and interpret a focused critical care TEE. METHODS: In this prospective, randomized, controlled study with blinded outcome assessment, 44 intensive care unit trainees were randomly assigned to a control group receiving 4 hours of lecture-based training only, or an intervention group which was additionally trained for 4 hours using a TEE simulator...
August 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808091/inter-rater-reliability-and-downstream-financial-implications-of-electrocardiography-screening-in-young-athletes
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Harshil Dhutia, Aneil Malhotra, Tee Joo Yeo, Irina Chis Ster, Vincent Gabus, Alexandros Steriotis, Helder Dores, Greg Mellor, Carmen García-Corrales, Bode Ensam, Viknesh Jayalapan, Vivienne Anne Ezzat, Gherardo Finocchiaro, Sabiha Gati, Michael Papadakis, Maria Tome-Esteban, Sanjay Sharma
BACKGROUND: Preparticipation screening for cardiovascular disease in young athletes with electrocardiography is endorsed by the European Society of Cardiology and several major sporting organizations. One of the concerns of the ECG as a screening test in young athletes relates to the potential for variation in interpretation. We investigated the degree of variation in ECG interpretation in athletes and its financial impact among cardiologists of differing experience. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eight cardiologists (4 with experience in screening athletes) each reported 400 ECGs of consecutively screened young athletes according to the 2010 European Society of Cardiology recommendations, Seattle criteria, and refined criteria...
August 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806471/limited-uptake-of-ulcerative-colitis-treat-to-target-recommendations-in-real-world-practice
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Robert V Bryant, Samuel P Costello, Scott Schoeman, Dharshan Sathananthan, Emma Knight, Su-Yin Lau, Mark N Schoeman, Reme Mountifield, Derrick Tee, Simon P L Travis, Jane M Andrews
BACKGROUND & AIMS: A 'Treat to Target' (T2T) approach has been proposed for ulcerative colitis (UC), with a target of combined clinical and endoscopic remission. The aim of the study was evaluate the extent to which proposed targets are achieved in real-world care, along with clinician perceptions and potential challenges. METHODS: A multicentre, retrospective, cross-sectional review of patients with UC attending outpatient services in South Australia was conducted...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805877/a-dna-bipedal-nanowalker-with-a-piston-like-expulsion-stroke
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Q Y Yeo, I Y Loh, S R Tee, Y H Chiang, J Cheng, M H Liu, Z S Wang
Artificial molecular walkers beyond burn-bridge designs are important for nanotechnology, but their systematic development remains difficult. Herein, we have reported a new rationally designed DNA walker-track system and experimentally verified a previously proposed general expulsion regime for implementing non-burn-bridge nanowalkers. The DNA walker has an optically powered engine motif that reversibly extends and contracts the walker via a quadruplex-duplex conformational change. The walker's extension is an energy-absorbing and force-generating process, which drives the walker's leg dissociation off-track in a piston-like expulsion stroke...
August 14, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805031/-ice-or-not-to-ice-during-laao-what-are-the-benefits-and-disadvantages-of-ice-during-laao
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EDITORIAL
Wassim Shatila, Zvonimir Krajcer
For left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO), intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) could be a safe alternative to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). ICE obviates the need for general anesthesia and can be readily implemented in practice. Randomized controlled trials are needed to assess the noninferiority of ICE to TEE for LAAO.
August 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805030/a-hybrid-technique-for-ventricular-septal-defect-closure-in-young-infants
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EDITORIAL
Thomas Bartel, E Murat Tuzcu
Perventricular device closure is a hybrid surgical and transcatheter technique. Perventricular device closure is a safe and effective technique to close muscular VSDs even in infants. TEE guidance is the principal tool for intra-procedural guidance.
August 1, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800987/dynamic-three-dimensional-geometry-of-the-aortic-valve-apparatus-a-feasibility-study
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Arash Khamooshian, Yannis Amador, Ting Hai, Jelliffe Jeganathan, Maria Saraf, Eitezaz Mahmood, Robina Matyal, Kamal R Khabbaz, Massimo Mariani, Feroze Mahmood
OBJECTIVE: To provide (1) an overview of the aortic valve (AV) apparatus anatomy and nomenclature, and (2) data regarding the normal AV apparatus geometry and dynamism during the cardiac cycle obtained from three-dimensional transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE). DESIGN: Retrospective feasibility study. SETTING: A single-center university teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS: The study was performed on data of 10 patients with a nonregurgitant, nonstenotic aortic valve undergoing cardiac surgery...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800985/assessment-of-paravalvular-leak-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-transesophageal-echocardiography-compared-with-transthoracic-echocardiography
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Emily G Teeter, Claire Dakik, Mary Cooter, Zainab Samad, Kamrouz Ghadimi, J Kevin Harrison, Jeffery Gaca, Mark Stafford-Smith, Brandi A Bottiger
OBJECTIVES: Determine whether moderate or greater paravalvular leak (PVL) after transcatheter aortic valve replacement quantified using intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is associated with mortality and investigate the correlation between PVL grading using intraoperative TEE and postoperative transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). DESIGN: Retrospective, observational study. SETTING: Single academic institution. PARTICIPANTS: The study comprised adult patients undergoing elective transcatheter aortic valve replacement between April 2011 and February 2014...
August 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795442/protruding-coronary-stent-detected-by-transesophageal-echocardiography-changes-surgical-procedure
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David M Corda, Carl Dragstedt, Gary S Allen, Gregory M Janelle
This case describes an unusual intraoperative transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) finding of an unknown sinus of Valsalva mass in a patient undergoing an off-pump coronary artery bypass procedure. The intraoperative TEE finding not only revealed a protruding right coronary ostial stent but also changed the surgical procedure to include an aortotomy that allowed successful removal of the stent. As interventional cardiologists begin exploring more techniques to manage difficult ostial lesions, this finding may be seen more commonly in the future...
August 9, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782853/relationship-between-device-size-and-body-weight-in-dogs-with-patent-ductus-arteriosus-undergoing-amplatz-canine-duct-occluder-deployment
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S Wesselowski, A B Saunders, S G Gordon
BACKGROUND: Deployment of the Amplatz Canine Duct Occluder (ACDO) is the preferred method for minimally invasive occlusion of patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) in dogs, with appropriate device sizing crucial to successful closure. Dogs of any body weight can be affected by PDA. OBJECTIVES: To describe the range of ACDO sizes deployed in dogs of various body weights for improved procedural planning and inventory selection and to investigate for correlation between minimal ductal diameter (MDD) and body weight...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28778087/pkm2-activation-sensitizes-cancer-cells-to-growth-inhibition-by-2-deoxy-d-glucose
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Sui Seng Tee, Jae Mo Park, Ralph E Hurd, Kyle R Brimacombe, Matthew B Boxer, Tarik F Massoud, Brian K Rutt, Daniel M Spielman
Cancer metabolism has emerged as an increasingly attractive target for interfering with tumor growth. Small molecule activators of pyruvate kinase isozyme M2 (PKM2) suppress tumor formation but have an unknown effect on established tumors. We demonstrate that TEPP-46, a PKM2 activator, results in increased glucose consumption, providing the rationale for combining PKM2 activators with the toxic glucose analog, 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG). Combination treatment resulted in reduced viability of a range of cell lines in standard cell culture conditions at concentrations of drugs that had no effect when used alone...
July 26, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777702/scientific-freedom-and-human-rights
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Tee L Guidotti
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 4, 2017: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775061/association-of-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol-versus-apolipoprotein-a-i-with-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease-the-european-prospective-investigation-into-cancer-norfolk-prospective-population-study-the-atherosclerosis-risk-in-communities-study-and-the-women
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Julian C van Capelleveen, Andrea E Bochem, S Matthijs Boekholdt, Samia Mora, Ron C Hoogeveen, Christie M Ballantyne, Paul M Ridker, Wensheng Sun, Philip J Barter, Alan R Tall, Aeilko H Zwinderman, John J P Kastelein, Nick J Wareham, Kay-Tee Khaw, G Kees Hovingh
BACKGROUND: The contribution of apolipoprotein A-I (apoA-I) to coronary heart disease (CHD) risk stratification over and above high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is unclear. We studied the associations between plasma levels of HDL-C and apoA-I, either alone or combined, with risk of CHD events and cardiovascular risk factors among apparently healthy men and women. METHODS AND RESULTS: HDL-C and apoA-I levels were measured among 17 661 participants of the EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer)-Norfolk prospective population study...
August 3, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774492/transient-oculomotor-nerve-palsy-due-to-non-aneurysmal-neurovascular-compression
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Stuti Joshi, William Wei Han Tee, Catherine Franconi, David Prentice
Acute oculomotor nerve palsy requires urgent exclusion of aneurysmal compression. We report a 62year old man with a transient right third nerve palsy with pupillary involvement, who was found to have neurovascular compression of the cisternal oculomotor nerve as it curved over a duplicated superior cerebellar artery on high resolution MR imaging. Direct vascular compression should be considered in patients with isolated cranial neuropathies in whom other pathologies have been excluded.
July 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770032/effects-of-decreased-annular-height-and-annular-saddle-shaped-non-planarity-in-degenerative-severe-mitral-regurgitation-with-normal-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-real-time-3d-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Eun Jeong Cho, Sung-Ji Park, Ga Yeon Lee, Eun Kyoung Kim, Sung-A Chang, Jin-Oh Choi, Sang-Chol Lee, Seung Woo Park, Pyo Won Park
BACKGROUND: The extent of mitral annular (MA) remodeling and dysfunction is correlated with the severity of mitral regurgitation (MR) as well as left atrial (LA) and left ventricular (LV) dilation. MA dysfunction may be a useful prognostic factor for operative timing and MR recurrence after successful mitral valve (MV) repair. The aim of this study was to evaluate additive prognostic factors of MA non-planarity using real-time 3D transesophageal echocardiography (RT3D-TEE) analysis in patients with chronic severe MR and preserved LV systolic function...
June 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768967/dabigatran-therapy-resulting-in-the-resolution-of-rivaroxaban-resistant-left-atrial-appendage-thrombi-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Tetsuya Watanabe, Yukinori Shinoda, Kuniyasu Ikeoka, Tomoko Minamisaka, Hidetada Fukuoka, Hirooki Inui, Shiro Hoshida
Patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) and a large left atrium are at a high risk for thromboembolisms. Recently, direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have mainly been used for the prevention of cardiac embolisms caused by AF. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is performed in order to exclude any left atrial appendage (LAA) thrombi. We herein report two cases of persistent AF, both of which were treated with rivaroxaban for more than two years. Since TEE identified mobile LAA thrombi with this treatment, we switched from rivaroxaban to the direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran...
2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765776/validation-of-dietary-reference-intake-equations-for-estimating-energy-requirements-in-korean-adults-by-using-the-doubly-labeled-water-method
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Eun-Kyung Kim, Jae-Hee Kim, Myung-Hee Kim, Didace Ndahimana, Seo-Eun Yean, Jin-Sook Yoon, Jung-Hyun Kim, Jonghoon Park, Kazuko Ishikawa-Takata
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The doubly labeled water (DLW) method is considered the gold standard for the measurement of total energy expenditure (TEE), which serves to estimate energy requirements. This study evaluated the accuracy of predictive dietary reference intake (DRI) equations for determining the estimated energy requirements (EER) of Korean adults by using the DLW as a reference method. SUBJECTS/METHODS: Seventy-one participants (35 men and 36 women) aged between 20 and 49 years were included in the study...
August 2017: Nutrition Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765340/lack-of-association-for-reported-endocrine-pancreatic-cancer-risk-loci-in-the-pandora-consortium
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Daniele Campa, Ofure Obazee, Manuela Pastore, Francesco Panzuto, Valbona Liço, William Greenhalf, Verena Katzke, Francesca Tavano, Eithne Costello, Vincenzo Corbo, Renata Talar-Wojnarowska, Oliver Strobel, Carlo Federico Zambon, John P Neoptolemos, Giulia Zerboni, Rudolf Kaaks, Timothy J Key, Carlo Lombardo, Krzysztof Jamroziak, Domenica Gioffreda, Thilo Hackert, Kay-Tee Khaw, Stefano Landi, Anna Caterina Milanetto, Luca Landoni, Rita T Lawlor, Franco Bambi, Felice Pirozzi, Daniela Basso, Claudio Pasquali, Gabriele Capurso, Federico Canzian
Background: Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) are rare neoplasms for which very little is known about either environmental or genetic risk factors. Only a handful of association studies have been performed so far, suggesting a small number of risk loci.Methods: To replicate the best findings, we have selected 16 SNPs suggested in previous studies to be relevant in PNET etiogenesis. We genotyped the selected SNPs (rs16944, rs1052536, rs1059293, rs1136410, rs1143634, rs2069762, rs2236302, rs2387632, rs3212961, rs3734299, rs3803258, rs4962081, rs7234941, rs7243091, rs12957119, and rs1800629) in 344 PNET sporadic cases and 2,721 controls in the context of the PANcreatic Disease ReseArch (PANDoRA) consortium...
August 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
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