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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535651/-study-of-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-on-mr-and-pathologic-findings-to-distinguish-benign-or-malignant-soft-tissue-tumor
#1
J Liu, Y Chen, X M Bao, X L Ling, J P Ding, Z K Zhang
Objective: To explore the diagnostic performance of susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI)in distinguishing benign or malignant soft tissue tumor, and to study pathological observation. Methods: Sixty-eight patients with soft tissue tumor, who received no previous treatment or invasive examination, received routine preoperative MRI examination and SWI scanning. The graduation and distribution of intratumoral susceptibility signal intensity(ITSS) and proportion of tumor volume were observed.The pathological results were also included for comparative analysis...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535531/comparison-of-intravitreal-ranibizumab-aflibercept-and-dexamethasone-implant-after-bevacizumab-failure-in-macular-edema-secondary-to-retinal-vascular-occlusions
#2
Joel Hanhart, Yaacov Rozenman
PURPOSE: To compare the visual and anatomic outcomes of macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion after switching from bevacizumab to ranibizumab, aflibercept, or dexamethasone implant. METHODS: Fifteen eyes were switched to ranibizumab, 12 to aflibercept, and 10 to dexamethasone. At 3, 6, 9, and 12 months, the outcome measures were visual acuity (VA) and central macular thickness (CMT). RESULTS: One year after the switch, CMT decreased from 430...
May 24, 2017: Ophthalmologica. Journal International D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535510/heat-shock-protein-a12b-protects-vascular-endothelial-cells-against-sepsis-induced-acute-lung-injury-in-mice
#3
Yi Chen, Lei Wang, Qiuxiang Kang, Xu Zhang, Guifang Yu, Xiaojian Wan, Jiafeng Wang, Keming Zhu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary endothelial injury is a critical process in the pathogenesis of acute lung injury (ALI) during sepsis. Heat shock protein A12B (HSPA12B) is mainly expressed in endothelial cells and protects against several harmful factors. However, the effects of HSPA12B in sepsis-induced ALI and its potential mechanisms of action remain unclear. METHODS: For in vivo experiments, C57BL/6 mice were randomly divided into four groups (n=15): a sham operation group, a cecal ligation and puncture (CLP) group, a HSPA12B siRNA-CLP group and a negative control (NC) siRNA-CLP group...
May 25, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534941/two-natural-eudesmane-type-sesquiterpenes-from-laggera-alata-inhibit-angiogenesis-and-suppress-breast-cancer-cell-migration-through-vegf-and-angiopoietin-2-mediated-signaling-pathways
#4
Ning Liang, Yaolan Li, Hau Yin Chung
Eudesmane-type sesquiterpenes are natural sesquiterpenes with anti-inflammatory properties, but their anti-angiogenic activities are not known. The present study demonstrated that 5α-hydroxycostic acid and hydroxyisocostic acid, two eudesmane-type sesquiterpenes (ETSs), isolated from the herb Laggera alata, possessed anti-angiogenic effects. Under non-toxic dosage, ETSs suppressed VEGF‑induced proliferation in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) and vessel formation in zebrafish embryos. Moreover, ETSs inhibited VEGF-stimulated HUVEC migration, stress fibers and tube formation...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534675/gallium-in-depth-profile-in-bromine-etched-copper-indium-galium-di-selenide-cigs-thin-films-inspected-using-raman-spectroscopy
#5
Jacopo Parravicini, Maurizio Acciarri, Alberto Lomuscio, Matteo Murabito, Alessia Le Donne, Andrea Gasparotto, Simona Binetti
In the thin film solar cells domain, copper indium galium (di)selenide (CIGS) is a material with well-established photovoltaic purpose. Here the presence of a suitable [Ga]/([Ga]+[In]) (GGI) in-depth profile has proved to play a key role in the performance of cells. The implementation of a routine method based on reliable but easily available experimental techniques is mandatory to obtain information on the GGI profile of any CIGS layer, in order to achieve high efficiency chalcogenide layers. In this vein, we here propose and systematically test a simple method for the GGI profile determination based on repeated bromine etching of CIGS thin films followed by Raman analysis of the A1 peak position...
June 2017: Applied Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534651/tert-butylhydroquinone-promotes-angiogenesis-and-improves-heart-functions-in-rats-after-myocardial-infarction
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Nan-Qian Zhou, Ning Liu, Peng Li, Song Ping, Qi-Sheng Peng, Wei-Dong Shi
BACKGROUND: Hypertension is an increased risk of heart failure and acute myocardial infarction (MI). Tert-butylhydroquinone (tBHQ), as an antioxidant, shows multiple cardioprotective actions including the reduction in blood pressure. The aim of this study was to investigate whether and how tBHQ improves heart functions in rats. METHODS: The MI model was established in WKY and spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRs) by ligation of left anterior descending coronary artery...
May 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension: CHE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534549/-patients-with-vulnerable-coronary-plaques-have-higher-serum-metalloproteinase-1-levels
#7
G Sánchez Elvira, I Coma-Canella, M Artaiz, J A Páramo, J Barba, J Calabuig
BACKGROUND: Most acute coronary syndromes are caused by the fracture of a vulnerable atherosclerotic plaque. These plaques are thin cap fibroatheromas, which can only be detected with invasive coronary imaging techniques. It is necessary to find a non-invasive biomarker of these vulnerable plaques in order to identify patients at risk without a coronary angiography. Metalloproteinase-1 is an enzyme involved in extracellular matrix metabolism which has been correlated with the rupture of atherosclerotic plaques...
April 30, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534507/cecr1-mediated-cross-talk-between-macrophages-and-vascular-mural-cells-promotes-neovascularization-in-malignant-glioma
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C Zhu, I Chrifi, D Mustafa, M van der Weiden, P J M Leenen, D J Duncker, J M Kros, C Cheng
Glioblastomas (glioblastoma multiforme, GBM) are most malignant brain tumors characterized by profound vascularization. The activation of macrophages strongly contributes to tumor angiogenesis during GBM development. Previously, we showed that extracellular adenosine deaminase protein Cat Eye Syndrome Critical Region Protein 1 (CECR1) is highly expressed by M2-like macrophages in GBM where it defines macrophage M2 polarization and contributes to tumor expansion. In this study, the effect of CECR1 in macrophages on tumor angiogenesis was investigated...
May 22, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534025/atrial-fibrillation-dynamics-and-ionic-block-effects-in-six-heterogeneous-human-3d-virtual-atria-with-distinct-repolarization-dynamics
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Carlos Sánchez, Alfonso Bueno-Orovio, Esther Pueyo, Blanca Rodríguez
Atrial fibrillation (AF) usually manifests as reentrant circuits propagating through the whole atria creating chaotic activation patterns. Little is yet known about how differences in electrophysiological and ionic properties between patients modulate reentrant patterns in AF. The goal of this study is to quantify how variability in action potential duration (APD) at different stages of repolarization determines AF dynamics and their modulation by ionic block using a set of virtual whole-atria human models...
2017: Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533996/gastric-varices-in-absence-of-splenic-vein-thrombosis-a-rare-entity-of-idiopathic-non-cirrhotic-portal-hypertension
#10
Vivek Choksi, Binna Chokshi, Andrew Chu, Deepa Mandale, Daniel L Wolfson, Steven Kaplan, Hamid Feiz
Idiopathic non-cirrhotic portal hypertension (INCPH) is portal hypertension (PHT) without cirrhosis and other identifiable causes. Esophageal and gastric varices are seen in INCPH which are mostly asymptomatic. We present a rare case of symptomatic isolated gastric varices (IGV) in the setting of INCPH. We report a case of a 60-year-old man who presented with an acute onset of hematemesis and no identifiable history. Upon further evaluation, he was found to have non-bleeding dilated gastric varices on esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and PHT without cirrhosis...
April 19, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533990/anomalous-origin-of-right-coronary-artery-originating-from-the-pulmonary-trunk-arcapa-an-incidental-finding-in-a-patient-presenting-with-chest-pain
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Pragathi Balakrishna, Michael Illovsky, Youssef M Al-Saghir, Abdul M Minhas
Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery originating from the pulmonary trunk (ARCAPA) is a rare congenital coronary anomaly with an estimated prevalence of 0.002%. Most patients are asymptomatic and the anomaly is detected incidentally during evaluation for other problems. Occasionally, ARCAPA may lead to myocardial ischemia and/or sudden cardiac arrest. We present a case of a 55-year-old female with a history of hypertension who presented to the emergency department with intermittent chest discomfort for three days...
April 17, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533912/portal-vein-thrombosis-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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Leona von Köckritz, Andrea De Gottardi, Jonel Trebicka, Michael Praktiknjo
Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is frequent in patients with liver cirrhosis and possible severe complications such as mesenteric ischemia are rare, but can be life-threatening. However, different aspects of clinical relevance, diagnosis and management of PVT are still areas of uncertainty and investigation in international guidelines. In this article, we elaborate on PVT classification, geographical differences in clinical presentation and standards of diagnosis, and briefly on the current pathophysiological understanding and risk factors...
May 2017: Gastroenterology Report
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533669/prognostic-value-of-the-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-patients-with-portal-hepatic-vein-tumor-thrombosis
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Shao-Hua Li, Qiao-Xuan Wang, Zhong-Yuan Yang, Wu Jiang, Cong Li, Peng Sun, Wei Wei, Ming Shi, Rong-Ping Guo
AIM: To investigate whether the preoperative neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR) could predict the prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients with portal/hepatic vein tumor thrombosis (PVTT/HVTT) after hepatectomy. METHODS: The study population included 81 HCC patients who underwent hepatectomy and were diagnosed with PVTT/HVTT based on pathological examination. The demographics, laboratory analyses, and histopathology data were analyzed. RESULTS: Overall survival (OS) and disease-free survival (DFS) were determined in the patients with a high (> 2...
May 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533488/tim-3-inhibits-low-density-lipoprotein-induced-atherogenic-responses-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells
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Ming-Ke Qiu, Song-Cun Wang, Yong Tang, Chang Pan, Yang Wang, Shu-Qing Wang, Zhi-Wei Quan, Jing-Min Ou
Endothelial injury and dysfunction followed by endothelial activation and inflammatory cell recruitment are factors contributing to the initiation and progression of atherosclerosis. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) promotes inflammation during atherogenesis and lipid deposition in the arterial wall. We observed that stimulation of human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) with ox-LDL activated pro-inflammatory cytokine production and apoptosis, inhibited cell migration, and upregulated T-cell immunoglobulin and mucin domain 3 (Tim-3) expression...
May 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533097/distal-anastomosis-support-for-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-a-new-surgical-technique-and-current-outcomes
#15
Junfeng Yang, Liangshan Wang, Haitao Li, Changcheng Liu, Bo Li, Hui Li, Rui Liu, Chengxiong Gu
BACKGROUND: Saphenous vein graft (SVG) failure remains the Achilles' heel of coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) and grafts performed on the right coronary artery (RCA) system always have the worst patency compared with those performed on the left coronary system. The aim of this study was to introduce the distal anastomoses support (DAS) procedure and investigate the effect of DAS on the mid-term graft patency of SVG-PDA. METHODS: Between May and September 2013, 100 patients with an RCA severe lesion who underwent isolated OPCABG (CABG alone group, n=50) or CABG with DAS for anastomoses of SVG-PDA (CABG plus DAS group, n=50) were evaluated retrospectively...
November 30, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532773/comparison-of-the-incidences-of-complications-after-second-generation-cryoballoon-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-using-vitamin-k-antagonists-versus-novel-oral-anticoagulants
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Giacomo Mugnai, Carlo de Asmundis, Saverio Iacopino, Erwin Stroker, Massimo Longobardi, Valentina De Regibus, Hugo Enrique Coutino-Moreno, Ken Takarada, Rajin Choudhury, Juan Pablo Abugattas de Torres, Cesare Storti, Pedro Brugada, Gian-Battista Chierchia
Data evaluating the impact of the periprocedural administration of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) on complications in the setting of pulmonary vein (PV) isolation using cryoballoon (CB) is limited. In the present study, our aim was to analyze procedural characteristics and incidence of complications in those patients who underwent CB ablation for atrial fibrillation and the impact of NOACs on adverse events compared with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs). Consecutive patients with drug resistant atrial fibrillation who underwent PV isolation by CB as index procedure were retrospectively included in our analysis...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532748/transfemoral-filter-eversion-technique-following-unsuccessful-retrieval-of-option-inferior-vena-cava-filters-a-single-center-experience
#17
Raghuram Posham, Aaron M Fischman, Francis S Nowakowski, Vivian L Bishay, Derek M Biederman, Jaskirat S Virk, Edward Kim, Rahul S Patel, Robert A Lookstein
This report describes the technical feasibility of using the filter eversion technique after unsuccessful retrieval attempts of Option and Option ELITE (Argon Medical Devices, Inc, Athens, Texas) inferior vena cava (IVC) filters. This technique entails the use of endoscopic forceps to evert this specific brand of IVC filter into a sheath inserted into the common femoral vein, in the opposite direction in which the filter is designed to be removed. Filter eversion was attempted in 25 cases with a median dwell time of 134 days (range, 44-2,124 d)...
June 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532441/usefulness-of-clinical-predictors-for-preoperative-screening-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-hip-fractures
#18
Kitchai Luksameearunothai, Paphon Sa-Ngasoongsong, Noratep Kulachote, Sorawut Thamyongkit, Praman Fuangfa, Pongsthorn Chanplakorn, Patarawan Woratanarat, Chanyut Suphachatwong
BACKGROUND: Recent studies showed that preoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was common after hip fracture (HF), and preoperative DVT screening has been recommended for preventing the fatal DVT-related complications, especially in elderly HF patients with high surgical risk. However, to our knowledge, no previous studies have demonstrated the correlation between the clinical risk predictors and preoperative DVT. Therefore, this study aimed to correlate those clinical predictors related to DVT risk assessment with the incidence of preoperative DVT...
May 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531799/numb-had-anti-tumor-effects-in-prostatic-cancer
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Ji Sun, Kai Wang, Jingfei Teng, Yufu Yu, Runmiao Hua, Haiyong Zhou, Dachuan Zhong, Yi Fan
AIM: The aim of this study was to explain the Numb anti-cancer effects in the prostatic cancer. METHODS: Collecting the 20 prostatic cancer patients and analyzing the correlation between Numb and Glease score. Transfection Numb into DU-145 and PC-3 cells, measuring the proliferation rate of difference groups by MTT assay, evaluating the cell apoptosis and cell cycle of difference group by Flow cytometry; measuring the invasion and migration abilities by transwell and wound healing assays...
May 19, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531363/beneficial-effect-of-enriched-air-nitrox-on-bubble-formation-during-scuba-diving-an-open-water-study
#20
Anne-Kathrin Brebeck, Andreas Deussen, Ursula Range, Costantino Balestra, Sinclair Cleveland, Jochen D Schipke
Bubble formation during scuba diving might induce decompression sickness. This prospective randomised and double-blind study included 108 advanced recreational divers (38 females). Fifty-four pairs of divers, 1 breathing air and the other breathing nitrox28 undertook a standardised dive (24 ± 1 msw; 62 ± 5min) in the Red Sea. Venous gas bubbles were counted (Doppler) 30-<45 min (early) and 45-60 min (late) post-dive at jugular, subclavian and femoral sites. Only 7% (air) vs. 11% (air28®) (n.s.) were bubble-free after a dive...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Sports Sciences
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