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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061015/impact-of-vessel-wall-lesions-and-vascular-stenoses-on-cerebrovascular-reactivity-in-patients-with-intracranial-stenotic-disease
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Petrice M Cogswell, Taylor L Davis, Megan K Strother, Carlos C Faraco, Allison O Scott, Lori C Jordan, Matthew R Fusco, Blaise deB Frederick, Jeroen Hendrikse, Manus J Donahue
PURPOSE: To compare cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) and CVR lagtimes in flow territories perfused by vessels with vs. without proximal arterial wall disease and/or stenosis, separately in patients with atherosclerotic and nonatherosclerotic (moyamoya) intracranial stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Atherosclerotic and moyamoya patients with >50% intracranial stenosis and <70% cervical stenosis underwent angiography, vessel wall imaging (VWI), and CVR-weighted imaging (n = 36; vessel segments evaluated = 396)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061000/prediction-of-neonatal-respiratory-distress-in-pregnancies-complicated-by-fetal-lung-masses
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Anna I Girsen, Susan R Hintz, Rami Sammour, Aasim Naqvi, Yasser Y El-Sayed, Katie Sherwin, Alexis S Davis, Valerie Y Chock, Richard A Barth, Erika Rubesova, Karl G Sylvester, Ritu Chitkara, Yair J Blumenfeld
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the utility of fetal lung mass imaging for predicting neonatal respiratory distress. METHOD: Pregnancies with fetal lung masses between 2009 and 2014 at a single center were analyzed. Neonatal respiratory distress was defined as: Intubation and mechanical ventilation at birth, surgery before discharge, or ECMO. The predictive utility of the initial as well as maximal lung mass volume and congenital pulmonary airway malformation (CPAM) volume ratio (CVR) by US and MRI was analyzed...
January 6, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054939/effects-of-resveratrol-on-cognitive-performance-mood-and-cerebrovascular-function-in-post-menopausal-women-a-14-week-randomised-placebo-controlled-intervention-trial
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Hamish M Evans, Peter R C Howe, Rachel H X Wong
We tested whether chronic supplementation with resveratrol (a phytoestrogen) could improve cerebrovascular function, cognition and mood in post-menopausal women. Eighty post-menopausal women aged 45-85 years were randomised to take trans-resveratrol or placebo for 14 weeks and the effects on cognitive performance, cerebral blood flow velocity and pulsatility index (a measure of arterial stiffness) in the middle cerebral artery (using transcranial Doppler ultrasound), and cerebrovascular responsiveness (CVR) to both cognitive testing and hypercapnia were assessed...
January 3, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050188/psychometric-properties-of-the-sexual-interest-and-desire-inventory-female-for-diagnosis-of-hypoactive-sexual-desire-disorder-the-persian-version
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Mina Malary, Mehdi Pourasghar, Soghra Khani, Mahmood Moosazadeh, Zeinab Hamzehgardeshi
Objective: Hypoactive sexual desire Disorder (HSDD) is a common sexual problem among women. Sexual interest and desire inventory -female (SIDI-F) has been widely validated and used to measure sexual desire in women. The aim of this study was to determine the psychometric properties of the Persian version of SIDI-F for Iranian population. Method: This was a methodological study on the psychometric properties of SIDI -F. This report describes the process and principles used in the translation and cultural adaptation of the SIDI-F on 40 women of reproductive age who were selected using convenience sampling method...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047432/su-g-iep1-11-resting-state-fluctuation-of-bold-signal-amplitude-for-mapping-cerebrovascular-reactivity-in-presurgical-functional-mri
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P Wang, P Hou, S Kesler, R Colen, A Kumar, S Prabhu, H Liu
PURPOSE: Cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) MRI with hypercapnia challenges, such as a breath-hold (BH) task, has been proposed to indicate areas with neurovascular uncoupling potentials for presurgical functional MRI (fMRI). This study aimed to explore the use of resting-state (RS) fMRI, in particular, the RS fluctuation of amplitude (RSFA) for detecting the impaired CVR and compare with BH MRI in patients with gliomas. METHODS: The BH and RS fMRI from six patients as part of their presurgical fMRI studies were analyzed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042873/a-mini-network-balance-model-for-evaluating-the-progression-of-cardiovascular-complications-in-goto-kakizaki-rats
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Hao Jiang, Yu-Hao Wang, Chun-Xiang Wei, Xue Zhang, Hao-Chen Liu, Xiao-Quan Liu
Cardiovascular complications represent a leading cause of mortality in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). During such complicated progression, subtle variations in the cardiovascular risk (CVR)-related biomarkers have been used to identify cardiovascular disease at the incipient stage. In this study we attempt to integrally characterize the progression of cardiovascular complications and to assess the beneficial effects of metformin combined with salvianolic acid A (Sal A), in Goto-Kakizaki (GK) rats with spontaneous T2DM...
January 2, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029271/hemodynamic-mechanisms-underlying-elevated-oxygen-extraction-fraction-oef-in-moyamoya-and-sickle-cell-anemia-patients
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Jennifer M Watchmaker, Meher R Juttukonda, Larry T Davis, Allison O Scott, Carlos C Faraco, Melissa C Gindville, Lori C Jordan, Petrice M Cogswell, Angela L Jefferson, Howard S Kirshner, Manus J Donahue
Moyamoya is a bilateral, complex cerebrovascular condition characterized by progressive non-atherosclerotic intracranial stenosis and collateral vessel formation. Moyamoya treatment focuses on restoring cerebral blood flow (CBF) through surgical revascularization, however stratifying patients for revascularization requires abilities to quantify how well parenchyma is compensating for arterial steno-occlusion. Globally elevated oxygen extraction fraction (OEF) secondary to CBF reduction may serve as a biomarker for tissue health in moyamoya patients, as suggested in patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) and reduced oxygen carrying capacity...
January 1, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017545/high-sensitivity-troponin-t-assay-in-asymptomatic-high-cardiovascular-risk-patients-the-tusarc-registry
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Isabel Álvarez, Luis Hernández, Héctor García, Vicente Villamandos, María Gracia López, Jorge Palazuelos Molinero, Diego Martín Raymondi
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: High-sensitivity troponin T assays (Hs-TnT) have been carried out in selected populations in clinical trials and in registries of the general population with low cardiovascular risk (CVR). The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of individuals with detectable Hs-TnT and the proportion of individuals with elevated Hs-TnT in a Spanish population of asymptomatic individuals with very high CVR, as well as the parameters associated with Hs-TnT elevation...
December 22, 2016: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27978784/correlation-between-decreased-parasympathetic-activity-and-reduced-cerebrovascular-reactivity-in-patients-with-lacunar-infarct
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Kannakorn Intharakham, Kesorn Suwanprasert, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa
Reduced cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) was found in patients with recent lacunar infarct. However, its mechanisms were controversial. The breath holding maneuver as vasodilatory stimulus is clinically useful for an estimation of cerebrovasomotor reactivity in well co-operative patients. Patients with lacunar infarct have no higher cortical dysfunction and remain well co-operation. The breath holding maneuver is feasible and safe to perform in patients with lacunar infarct. Autonomic nervous system regulates systemic vascular activity...
13, 2016: Current Neurovascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967213/could-nlrp3-inflammasome-be-a-cardiovascular-risk-biomarkers-in-acute-myocardial-infarction-patients
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Pedro Bullon, Francisco J Cano-García, Elisabet Alcocer-Gómez, Alfonso Varela-Lopez, Lourdes Román-Malo, Rafael J Ruiz-Salmerón, Jose L Quiles, Jose M Navarro-Pando, Maurizio Battino, Jesús Ruiz-Cabello, Luis J Jiménez-Borreguero, Mario D Cordero
Conventional cardiovascular risk factors (CVRF) are accepted to identify asymptomatic individuals with high risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). However, AMI affects many patients previously classified at low risk. New biomarkers are needed to improve risk prediction. We propose to evaluate the NLRP3-inflammasome complex as a potential CVR indicator in healthy males and post-AMI patients and compare both groups by known CVRFs. We included 109 men with no history of cardiovascular disease (controls) and 150 AMI patients attending a cardiac rehabilitation program...
December 14, 2016: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966765/validation-of-persian-version-of-whoqol-hiv-bref-questionnaire-in-islamic-republic-of-iran
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M Salehi, S Niroumand, M R Erfanian, R B Sajjadi, M Dadgarmoghaddam
The aim of this cross-sectional study was to validate the first Persian version of the WHOQOL-HIV BREF questionnaire. The study sample comprised 61 patients regularly attending the outpatient infectious disease clinic consultation centre for patients with behavioural disorders in 2013-2014. The internal consistency, content related validity and reliability of WHOQOL-HIV BREF were evaluated. Content validity was quantified using the content validity ratio (CVR) according the to Lawshe formula. CVR > 0.51 and mean judgment > 2 were significant at P = 0...
December 12, 2016: Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, la Revue de Santé de la Méditerranée Orientale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942454/acetazolamide-augmented-dynamic-bold-aczbold-imaging-for-assessing-cerebrovascular-reactivity-in-chronic-steno-occlusive-disease-of-the-anterior-circulation-an-initial-experience
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Junjie Wu, Seena Dehkharghani, Fadi Nahab, Deqiang Qiu
The purpose of this study was to measure cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) in chronic steno-occlusive disease using a novel approach that couples BOLD imaging with acetazolamide (ACZ) vasoreactivity (aczBOLD), to evaluate dynamic effects of ACZ on BOLD and to establish the relationship between aczBOLD and dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) perfusion MRI. Eighteen patients with unilateral chronic steno-occlusive disease of the anterior circulation underwent a 20-min aczBOLD imaging protocol, with ACZ infusion starting at 5 min of scan initiation...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939758/assessment-of-hemodynamic-compromise-using-computed-tomography-perfusion-in-combination-with-123-i-imp-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-without-acetazolamide-challenge-test
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Atsumu Hashimoto, Takeshi Mikami, Katsuya Komatsu, Shouhei Noshiro, Tohru Hirano, Masahiko Wanibuchi, Nobuhiro Mikuni
OBJECTIVES: The acetazolamide challenge test in conjunction with (123)I-IMP single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) is a known method of assessing cerebrovascular reserve capacity. In this study, we investigated whether CT perfusion in combination with resting state (123)I-IMP SPECT could be used instead of the acetazolamide challenge test to evaluate hemodynamic compromise in patients with atherosclerotic occlusive disease. METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients with unilateral internal carotid artery or middle cerebral artery steno-occlusive disease were enrolled...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928470/co2bold-assessment-of-moyamoya-syndrome-validation-with-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-and-positron-emission-tomography-imaging
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Alain Pellaton, Philippe Bijlenga, Laurie Bouchez, Victor Cuvinciuc, Isabelle Barnaure, Valentina Garibotto, Karl-Olof Lövblad, Sven Haller
AIM: To compare the assessment of cerebrovascular reserve (CVR) using CO2BOLD magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) vs positron emission tomography (PET) and single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) as reference standard. METHODS: Ten consecutive patients (8 women, mean age of 41 ± 26 years) with moyamoya syndrome underwent 14 pre-surgical evaluations for external-internal carotid artery bypass surgery. CVR was assessed using CO2BOLD and PET (4)/SPECT (11) with a maximum interval of 36 d, and evaluated by two experienced neuroradiologists...
November 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913820/cerebral-blood-flow-transit-time-and-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-in-moyamoya-disease-before-and-after-acetazolamide
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Christian Federau, Soren Christensen, Zungho Zun, Sun-Won Park, Wendy Ni, Michael Moseley, Greg Zaharchuk
INTRODUCTION: The goal of this study was to assess the changes in arterial spin labeling (ASL) cerebral blood flow (CBF) and arterial transit time (ATT), and in apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), before and after an acetazolamide challenge in moyamoya patients, as function of arterial stenosis severity. METHODS: Pre-operative patients diagnosed with moyamoya disease who could undergo MRI at 3.0T were recruited for this study. A multi-delay pseudo-continuous ASL and a diffusion-weighted sequence were acquired before and 15 min after acetazolamide injection...
December 2, 2016: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912941/effects-of-dance-interventions-on-cardiovascular-risk-with-ageing-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Josianne Rodrigues-Krause, Juliano Boufleur Farinha, Mauricio Krause, Álvaro Reischak-Oliveira
BACKGROUND: Exercising, including dancing, has been recommended to improve cardiovascular health of older people. Herein, we conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis verifying the effects of dance interventions on cardiovascular risk (CVR) in the elderly, comparing dancers to non-exercise controls and other types of exercise, in randomised (RCTs) and non-randomised control trials (nRCTs). Primary/Secondary outcomes: peak oxygen consumption (VO2peak)/anthropometric measurements (body weight, BMI), and lipid profile...
December 2016: Complementary Therapies in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905100/the-severity-of-anaemia-depletes-cerebrovascular-dilatory-reserve-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-quantitative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Przemyslaw D Kosinski, Paula L Croal, Jackie Leung, Suzan Williams, Isaac Odame, Gregory M T Hare, Manohar Shroff, Andrea Kassner
Overt ischaemic stroke is one of the most devastating complications in children with sickle cell disease (SCD). The compensatory response to anaemia in SCD includes an increase in cerebral blood flow (CBF) by accessing cerebrovascular dilatory reserve. Exhaustion of dilatory reserve secondary to anaemic stress may lead to cerebral ischaemia. The purpose of this study was to investigate CBF and cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in children with SCD and to correlate these with haematological markers of anaemia...
December 1, 2016: British Journal of Haematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888058/cerebrovascular-reactivity-mapping-without-gas-challenges
#18
Peiying Liu, Yang Li, Marco Pinho, Denise C Park, Babu G Welch, Hanzhang Lu
Cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR), the ability of cerebral vessels to dilate or constrict, has been shown to provide valuable information in the diagnosis and treatment evaluation of patients with various cerebrovascular conditions. CVR mapping is typically performed using hypercapnic gas inhalation as a vasoactive challenge while collecting BOLD images, but the inherent need of gas inhalation and the associated apparatus setup present a practical obstacle in applying it in routine clinical use. Therefore, we aimed to develop a new method to map CVR using resting-state BOLD data without the need of gas inhalation...
November 23, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880997/efficacy-of-switching-from-adefovir-to-tenofovir-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-patients-who-exhibit-suboptimal-responses-to-adefovir-based-combination-rescue-therapy-due-to-resistance-to-nucleoside-analogues-satis-study
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Hye Won Lee, Jun Yong Park, Beom Kyung Kim, Moon Young Kim, Jung Il Lee, Young Suk Kim, Ki Tae Yoon, Kwang-Hyub Han, Sang Hoon Ahn
BACKGROUND/AIMS: It remains to be determined whether switching from adefovir (ADV) to tenofovir (TDF) provides better virological outcomes in patients exhibiting suboptimal responses to ADV plus nucleoside analogue (ADV+NA) therapy for NA-resistant chronic hepatitis B (CHB). METHODS: In this prospective trial, patients who showed partial responses (defined as serum hepatitis B virus [HBV] DNA >60 IU/mL) to ADV+NA therapy for NA resistance were randomly allocated to receive TDF plus NA (TDF+NA group, n=16) or to continue their current therapy (ADV+NA group, n=16)...
December 2016: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814369/non-communicable-disease-risk-factors-among-employees-and-their-families-of-a-saudi-university-an-epidemiological-study
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Rasmieh Alzeidan, Fatemeh Rabiee, Ahmed Mandil, Ahmad Hersi, Amel Fayed
OBJECTIVES: To assess the prevalence of noncommunicable disease (NCD) risk factors among Saudi university employees and their families; to estimate the cardiovascular risk (CVR) amongst the study population in the following 10years. METHODS: The NCD risk factors prevalence was estimated using a cross-sectional approach for a sample of employees and their families aged ≥ 18 years old, in a Saudi university (Riyadh in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; KSA). WHO STEPwise standardized tools were used to estimate NCD risk factors and the Framingham Coronary Heart Risk Score calculator was used to calculate the CVR...
2016: PloS One
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