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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053439/factors-influencing-indonesian-women-s-use-of-maternal-health-care-services
#1
Anna Kurniati, Ching-Min Chen, Ferry Efendi, Sarni Maniar Berliana
Employing the 2012 Indonesia Demographic and Health Survey data, we aimed to examine factors influencing married women to use maternity services. Data of married women who had given birth in the last five years before the survey were included in the analysis (n = 14,672). Factors of education, employment, women's age at first marriage, age at first birth, spousal education difference, contraceptive use, place of residence, and woman's attitude toward wife beating were associated with the use of antenatal care, institutional delivery, and postnatal care services...
October 20, 2017: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053109/pulsed-cavitational-therapy-using-high-frequency-ultrasound-for-the-treatment-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-human-blood-clot
#2
Guillaume Goudot, Tristan Mirault, Bastien Arnal, Catherine Boisson-Vidal, Bernard Le Bonniec, Pascale Gaussem, Alexandre Galloula, Mickael Tanter, Emmanuel Messas, Mathieu Pernot
Post-thrombotic syndrome, a frequent complication of deep venous thrombosis can be reduced with early vein recanalization. Pulsed cavitational therapy (PCT) using ultrasound is a recent non-invasive approach. We propose to test the efficacy and safety of high-frequency focused PCT for a drug-free thrombolysis (thrombotripsy) in a realistic in vitro model of venous thrombosis. To reproduce venous thrombosis conditions, human whole blood was allowed to clot by stasis in silicone tubes (6 mm internal diameter) at a 30 cmH20 pressure, maintained during the whole experiment...
October 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053068/suprafloccular-approach-via-the-petrosal-fissure-and-venous-corridors-for-microvascular-decompression-of-the-trigeminal-nerve-technique-notes-and-clinical-outcomes
#3
Hao Wang, Xiang Ying, Wen H Yu, Qiang Zhu, Xiao Q Dong, Yong F Sheng, Ding Wang
OBJECTIVE Surgical exposure and decompression of the entire trigeminal nerve in a conventional lateral supracerebellar approach can be challenging because of blockages from the superior petrosal vein complex, cerebellum, and vestibulocochlear nerve. The authors demonstrate a novel suprafloccular approach via the petrosal fissure and venous corridors that can be used as a substitute for the conventional route used to treat trigeminal neuralgia and present a consecutive series of patients and their clinical outcomes...
October 20, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29053044/superior-ophthalmic-vein-thrombosis-a-rare-complication-of-graves-orbitopathy
#4
Dante Sorrentino, Kenneth J Taubenslag, Lance M Bodily, Katherine Duncan, Tonya Stefko, Jenny Y Yu
Superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis is a rare, life- and sight-threatening complication of both infectious and inflammatory orbital disease as well as hypercoagulable state. Only one case of superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis due to thyroid eye disease has been reported in the literature. This article describes the diagnosis and management of a case of superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis due to Graves' orbitopathy. Early diagnosis is critical to facilitate timely therapeutic intervention. Superior ophthalmic vein thrombosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute on chronic proptosis in the setting of Graves' orbitopathy, and may represent and under-recognized and under-diagnosed clinical entity...
October 20, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052799/treatment-and-outcome-of-subdural-hematoma-in-patients-with-spontaneous-intracranial-hypotension-a-report-of-35-cases
#5
Enrico Ferrante, Fabio Rubino, Federica Beretta, Caroline Regna-Gladin, M Mirko Ferrante
Spontaneous intracranial hypotension (SIH) is characterized by orthostatic headache, low CSF pressure and diffuse pachymeningeal enhancement on brain MRI. SIH results from spontaneous CSF leakage leading to brain sag. Sometimes, tearing of bridging veins may produce subdural hematomas (SDHs). Patients with SDH were identified retrospectively from 212 consecutive SIH patients. Data were collected on demographics, clinical courses, neuroimaging findings, treatment and outcome of SDH. Thirty-five patients (16%), (6 women, 29 men; aged 33-68; mean, 50 years) with SDH were recruited...
October 20, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052506/the-proposed-new-species-cacao-red-vein-virus-and-three-previously-recognized-badnavirus-species-are-associated-with-cacao-swollen-shoot-disease
#6
Nomatter Chingandu, Koffie Kouakou, Romain Aka, George Ameyaw, Osman A Gutierrez, Hans-Werner Herrmann, Judith K Brown
BACKGROUND: Cacao swollen shoot virus (CSSV), Cacao swollen shoot CD virus (CSSCDV), and Cacao swollen shoot Togo A virus (CSSTAV) cause cacao swollen shoot disease (CSSD) in West Africa. During 2000-2003, leaf and shoot-swelling symptoms and rapid tree death were observed in cacao in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. Molecular tests showed positive infection in only ~50-60% of symptomatic trees, suggesting the possible emergence of an unknown badnavirus. METHODS: The DNA virome was determined from symptomatic cacao samples using Illumina-Hi Seq, and sequence accuracy was verified by Sanger sequencing...
October 19, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052123/successful-chemotherapy-with-modified-folfirinox-for-pancreatic-acinar-cell-carcinoma
#7
Minami Hashimoto, Takuto Hikichi, Tomohiro Suzuki, Mayumi Tai, Osamu Ichii, Nobuo Matsuhashi, Eisaku Kita, Shintaro Takahashi, Yoshinori Okubo, Hando Hakozaki, Yutaka Ejiri, Hiromasa Ohira
Abdominal ultrasonography revealed a pancreatic mass in a 67-year-old man with diabetes mellitus. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration led to the histological diagnosis of acinar cell carcinoma. The clinical stage was determined to be IVb based on findings of multiple metastatic lesions in the liver and lymph nodes, as well as splenic vein infiltration. Because the patient was not a surgical candidate, he underwent chemotherapy with modified FOLFIRINOX. In the absence of any severe adverse events, 12 courses of chemotherapy were delivered, resulting in marked shrinkage of both the primary and metastatic lesions...
October 19, 2017: Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052040/histological-criteria-for-age-determination-of-fatal-venous-thromboembolism
#8
Valeria Maffeis, Lorenzo Nicolè, Claudio Rago, Ambrogio Fassina
In clinical and forensic practice, fatal thromboembolism is a major problem, particularly in a patient with no pre-existing risk factors. Out of a recent case, we discuss here the criteria for age determination of venous thrombi in a 46-year-old female with concomitant deep vein thrombosis in the common femoral left vein and in the right heart and fatal pulmonary embolism. At autopsy, histopathology and immunohistochemistry evidenced the different composition of thrombi in different sites and permitted to define the different timing...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051889/supraclavicular-approach-to-ultrasound-guided-brachiocephalic-vein-cannulation-in-children-and-neonates
#9
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Zied Merchaoui, Ulrik Lausten-Thomsen, Florence Pierre, Maher Ben Laiba, Nolwenn Le Saché, Pierre Tissieres
The correct choice of intra vascular access in critically ill neonates should be individualized depending on the type and duration of therapy, gestational and chronological age, weight and/or size, diagnosis, clinical status, and venous system patency. Accordingly, there is an ongoing demand for optimization of catheterization. Recently, the use of ultrasound (US)-guided cannulation of the subclavian vein (SCV) has been described in children and neonates. This article gives an overview of the current use of US for achieving central venous catheter placement in the SCV or the brachiocephalic vein (BCV) in neonates...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051395/role-of-computer-tomography-and-endoscopic-ultrasonography-in-assessing-portal-and-superior-mesenteric-vessels-invasion-in-cephalo-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#10
Raluca Bodea, Andrada Seicean, Tudor Vasile, Tudor Calinici, Irina Ciuca, Nadim Al Hajjar, Cornel Iancu, Constantin Iordache
AIM: The aim of this study is to evaluate the information given by contrast-enhanced computer tomography (CECT) and ultrasound endoscopy (EUS) regarding vascular involvement of cephalo-pancreatic cancer, data compared with intraoperative findings. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We choose to analyze the most often interested vessels by tumor development, such as superior mesenteric artery (SMA), superior mesenteric vein (SMV) and portal vein (PV). The patients included in the study (n=425) had a cephalo-pancreatic tumor diagnosed in our Institute and a positive histology for pancreatic adenocarcinoma...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051265/regulation-of-notch-signaling-by-rab7-and-rab8-requires-carboxyl-methylation-by-icmt
#11
Helen Court, Ian M Ahearn, Marc Amoyel, Erika A Bach, Mark R Philips
Isoprenylcysteine carboxyl methyltransferase (ICMT) methylesterifies C-terminal prenylcysteine residues of CaaX proteins and some RAB GTPases. Deficiency of either ICMT or NOTCH1 accelerates pancreatic neoplasia in Pdx1-Cre;LSL-Kras(G12D) mice, suggesting that ICMT is required for NOTCH signaling. We used Drosophila melanogaster wing vein and scutellar bristle development to screen Rab proteins predicted to be substrates for ICMT (ste14 in flies). We identified Rab7 and Rab8 as ICMT substrates that when silenced phenocopy ste14 deficiency...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051216/prolyl-4-hydroxylase-domain-protein-3-overexpression-improved-obstructive-sleep-apnea-induced-cardiac-perivascular-fibrosis-partially-by-suppressing-endothelial-to-mesenchymal-transition
#12
Guang-Hao Zhang, Fu-Chao Yu, Yang Li, Qin Wei, Song-Song Song, Fang-Ping Zhou, Jia-Yi Tong
BACKGROUND: Intermittent hypoxia (IH) induced by obstructive sleep apnea is the key factor involved in cardiovascular fibrosis. Under persistent hypoxia condition, endothelial cells respond by endothelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EndMT), which is associated with cardiovascular fibrosis. Prolyl 4-hydroxylase domain protein 3 (PHD3) is a cellular oxygen sensor and its expression increased in hypoxia. However, its role in obstructive sleep apnea-induced EndMT and cardiovascular fibrosis is still uncertain...
October 19, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29051045/angiotensin-ii-regulates-%C3%AE-enac-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
#13
Charles A Downs, Nicholle M Johnson, Camila Coca, My N Helms
The amiloride-sensitive epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) has been characterized in a variety of non-epithelial tissues. In the current study we sought to understand the effect of angiotensin II on δ ENaC function using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs). The δ ENaC subunit is found in humans, but notably absent in rat and most mouse epithelial tissues. In this study we report the presence of δ ENaC in HUVECS with a half-life of ~80min and a change in δ ENaC abundance when HUVECs were treated with angiotensin II...
October 16, 2017: Microvascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050854/pretransplantation-portal-vein-recanalization-and-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-creation-for-chronic-portal-vein-thrombosis-final-analysis-of-a-61-patient-cohort
#14
Bartley Thornburg, Kush Desai, Ryan Hickey, Elias Hohlastos, Laura Kulik, Daniel Ganger, Talia Baker, Michael Abecassis, Juan C Caicedo, Daniela Ladner, Jonathan Fryer, Ahsun Riaz, Robert J Lewandowski, Riad Salem
PURPOSE: To report the final analysis of the safety and efficacy of portal vein (PV) recanalization (PVR) and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation (PVR-TIPS) in patients with PV thrombosis (PVT) in need of liver transplantation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-one patients with cirrhosis and PVT underwent PVR-TIPS to improve transplantation candidacy. Median patient age was 58 years (range, 22-75 y), and median pre-TIPS Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score was 14 (range, 7-42)...
October 17, 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050787/transplantation-routes-affect-the-efficacy-of-human-umbilical-cord-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-a-rat-gdm-model
#15
Dan Wu, Shan Zou, Haibin Chen, Xiaoyan Li, Yetao Xu, Qing Zuo, Yi Pan, Shi-Wen Jiang, Huan Huang, Lizhou Sun
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is harmful to both the mother and fetus. Although transplantation of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells (HUMSCs) could be a useful therapy for GDM, the influences of different transplantation routes on the therapeutic effects remain unclear. In this study, we isolated and cultured the HUMSCs for transplantation, and the biological activity of HUMSCs was verified by flow cytometric analysis (the positive markers, CD44, CD73, CD105 and CD90, the negative markers, CD45, CD34, CD19, HLA-DR, and CD11b) and potency of osteogenic, adipogenic and chondrogenic differentiation...
October 16, 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050648/diagnosis-of-deep-vein-thrombosis
#16
Enrico Bernardi, Giuseppe Camporese
The diagnostic approach to suspected symptomatic deep-vein thrombosis of the lower extremities is usually based on non-invasive methods, including the estimation of clinical probability, the measurement of D-dimer levels, and ultrasonography. The present review discusses the evidence available from the literature about the management of the first episode of suspected deep-vein-thrombosis.
October 7, 2017: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050542/hepatic-mastocytosis-in-japanese-black-cattle
#17
Susumu Ohfuji
In 5 Japanese Black steers (2-2.4 years old) that originated from 5 different feedlots, the livers were found at slaughter to have multiple nodular or cordlike lesions (5 steers) and an extensive fibrotic area (1 steer). Microscopic changes included extensive fibroplasia in the portal tracts and chronic proliferative endophlebitis-like lesions confined to the portal vein branches. Fibroplasia was much more prominent in the macroscopic fibrotic lesion of 1 steer. Portal vein branches presented irregular variciform dilation of the vascular lumen and fibroplastic changes in the subendothelial areas that showed occasional hemorrhage and were simultaneously infiltrated with large numbers of mast cells and moderate to large numbers of eosinophils...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050501/platelet-activation-assessed-by-glycoprotein-vi-platelet-ratio-is-associated-with-portal-vein-thrombosis-after-hepatectomy-and-splenectomy-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis
#18
Toshiki Matsui, Masanobu Usui, Hideo Wada, Yusuke Iizawa, Hiroyuki Kato, Akihiro Tanemura, Yasuhiro Murata, Naohisa Kuriyama, Masashi Kishiwada, Shugo Mizuno, Hiroyuki Sakurai, Shuji Isaji
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is a serious complication after hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery. Portal vein thrombosis often develops in patients with liver cirrhosis (LC) postoperatively, although they have low platelet counts. Platelet activation is one of the causes of thrombosis formation, and soluble form of glycoprotein VI (sGPVI) has received attention as a platelet activation marker. We had prospectively enrolled the 81 consecutive patients who underwent splenectomy (Sx) and/or hepatectomy: these patients were divided as Sx (n = 38) and hepatectomy (Hx, n = 46) groups...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050240/total-flavones-of-abelmoschus-manihot-enhances-angiogenic-ability-both-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#19
Lingyi Tang, Wu Pan, Guisong Zhu, Zhihui Liu, Dongling Lv, Meng Jiang
Angiogenesis is a process of new blood vessel formation from pre-existing vessels. It is a normal and vital process in growth and development, as well as in wound healing and in the formation of granulation tissue. Total flavones of Abelmoschus manihot (TFA) are the major constituents of the traditional Chinese herb Abelmoschus manihot L. Medic. The aim of this study is to investigate the effect of TFA on angiogenic ability using human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in vitro and chick chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) in vivo...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050117/-pediatric-idiopathic-hypereosinophilic-syndrome-with-pulmonary-embolism-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#20
N Dong, X Y Dong
Objective: To explore clinical features of idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome combined with pulmonary embolism. Method: A retrospective analysis of a patient with idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome and pulmonary embolism diagnosed and treated in the Respiratory Department of Shanghai Children's Hospital in September 2016 was performed. A literature search was performed with"Eosinophils increased, thrombosis"as the Chinese keywords in Wanfang database and"idiopathic hypereosinophilic syndrome, deep vein thrombosis"as the English key words in PubMed database...
October 2, 2017: Zhonghua Er Ke za Zhi. Chinese Journal of Pediatrics
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