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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098956/the-effect-of-reference-group-classification-and-change-in-alcohol-consumption-on-the-association-between-alcohol-consumption-and-cardiovascular-disease
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Ji-Eun Park, Yeonhee Ryu, Sung-Il Cho
BACKGROUND: Many studies suggest that mild alcohol consumption can help avert cardiovascular disease (CVD). This study investigated the association between alcohol consumption and CVD incidence, and assessed whether this differed by reference group classification. As alcohol consumption amounts may change over time, the results of simple and time-dependent analyses were compared. METHODS: Data were from a community-based cohort study on 40- to 69-year-old Koreans recruited in 2001 to 2002...
January 18, 2017: Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098726/assessment-of-retinal-blood-flow-in-diabetic-retinopathy-using-doppler-fourier-domain-optical-coherence-tomography
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Sowmya Srinivas, Ou Tan, Muneeswar G Nittala, Jennifer L Wu, Amani A Fazwi, David Huang, SriniVas R Sadda
PURPOSE: To evaluate retinal blood flow measurements in normal eyes and eyes with varying levels of diabetic retinopathy (DR) using Doppler Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography (FD-OCT). METHODS: Twenty-two eyes of 19 subjects, 10 with severe nonproliferative DR (NPDR) and 12 with proliferative DR (PDR), were compared with 44 eyes of 40 healthy control subjects. All eyes were scanned by RTvue FD-OCT. Color disk photographs and cube/volume scans of the optic nerve head were obtained...
January 16, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098150/a-survey-of-sub-saharan-gene-flow-into-the-mediterranean-at-risk-loci-for-coronary-artery-disease
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Miguel M Álvarez-Álvarez, Daniela Zanetti, Robert Carreras-Torres, Pedro Moral, Georgios Athanasiadis
This study tries to find detectable signals of gene flow of Sub-Saharan origin into the Mediterranean in four genomic regions previously associated with coronary artery disease. A total of 366 single-nucleotide polymorphisms were genotyped in 772 individuals from 10 Mediterranean countries. Population structure analyses were performed, in which a noticeable Sub-Saharan component was found in the studied samples. The overall percentage of this Sub-Saharan component presents differences between the two Mediterranean coasts...
January 18, 2017: European Journal of Human Genetics: EJHG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098099/the-evaluation-of-the-relationship-between-serum-levels-of-interleukin-6-and-interleukin-10-and-metabolic-acidosis-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Narges Sadat Zahed, Saghar Chehrazi
Chronic kidney disease is defined as progressive kidney dysfunction. The levels of various cytokines increase in hemodialysis (HD) patients. High levels of interleukins (ILs) and presence of metabolic acidosis are described as independent risk factors for morbidity and mortality in these patients. This study was designed to evaluate the relationship between IL-6 and IL-10 and serum bicarbonate and metabolic acidosis in HD patients. In this analytical crosssectional study, patients referred to the HD units of Loghman Hakim and Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani Hospitals were randomly selected...
January 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097746/a-high-neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-is-associated-with-refractory-kawasaki-disease
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Hong-Je Cho, So Young Bak, Su Yeong Kim, Rita Yoo, Hae-Sung Baek, Seung Yang, Il-Tae Hwang, Ji-Eun Ban
BACKGROUND: The clinical significance of the neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR) has not yet been fully elucidated in patients with Kawasaki disease (KD). The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between NLR and the response to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy affecting coronary abnormalities in KD METHODS: A total of 196 patients of KD who were treated with IVIG therapy were analyzed. We evaluated the baseline NLR immediately before IVIG therapy and classified the study patients into 2 groups according to the value of the NLR...
January 18, 2017: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097502/should-we-routinely-use-debtace-for-unresectable-hcc-ctace-versus-debtace-a-single-center-survival-analysis
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M Massani, T Stecca, C Ruffolo, N Bassi
Conventional trans-arterial chemoembolization (cTACE) for intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) achieves a partial response in up to 72% of patients and improves median survival. Drug-eluting-beads-TACE (DEBTACE) improves treatment efficacy and tolerance as compared to cTACE. Our aim was to retrospectively evaluate our experience in the treatment of intermediate/advanced HCC with cTACE versus DEBTACE. Overall survival (OS) was the first endpoint. We retrospectively considered our department register data between 2006 and 2012...
January 17, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097389/observation-time-after-outpatient-non-arterial-interventional-procedures-standards-safety-and-outcomes
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Christine K Chen, Johannes Boos, Ammar Sarwar, Bridget O'Bryan-Alberts, Muneeb Ahmed, Olga R Brook
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of standardized reduced post-procedure observation time on subsequent healthcare encounters such as emergency department (ED) visits, hospital admissions, and clinic visits. METHODS: 800 consecutive patients undergoing outpatient non-arterial interventional radiologic procedures within the vascular interventional department between 1 June 2013 and 21 July 2014 were included in this IRB-approved, HIPAA-compliant single center observational retrospective study...
January 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097332/effect-of-incentive-spirometry-on-postoperative-hypoxemia-and-pulmonary-complications-after-bariatric-surgery-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Haddon Pantel, John Hwang, David Brams, Thomas Schnelldorfer, Dmitry Nepomnayshy
Importance: The combination of obesity and foregut surgery puts patients undergoing bariatric surgery at high risk for postoperative pulmonary complications. Postoperative incentive spirometry (IS) is a ubiquitous practice; however, little evidence exists on its effectiveness. Objective: To determine the effect of postoperative IS on hypoxemia, arterial oxygen saturation (Sao2) level, and pulmonary complications after bariatric surgery. Design, Setting, and Participants: A randomized noninferiority clinical trial enrolled patients undergoing bariatric surgery from May 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016...
January 11, 2017: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097193/axillary-versus-femoral-arterial-cannulation-during-repair-of-type-a-aortic-dissection-an-old-problem-seeking-new-solutions
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Sotiris C Stamou, Derek Gartner, Nicholas T Kouchoukos, Kevin W Lobdell, Kamal Khabbaz, Edward Murphy, Robert C Hagberg
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to compare early postoperative outcomes and actuarial-free survival between patients who underwent repair of acute Type A aortic dissection with axillary or femoral artery cannulation. METHODS: A total of 305 patients from five academic medical centers underwent acute Type A aortic dissection repair via axillary (n = 107) or femoral (n = 198) artery cannulation between January 2000 and December 2010. Major morbidity, operative mortality, and 5-year actuarial survival were compared between groups...
August 2016: Aorta (Stamford, Conn.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096150/hemodynamic-determinants-of-the-short-term-blood-pressure-variability-differential-roles-of-arterial-stiffness-and-wave-reflection
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Pai-Feng Hsu, Hao-Min Cheng, Shih-Hsien Sung, Shao-Yuan Chuang, Edward G Lakatta, Frank C P Yin, Pesus Chou, Chen-Huan Chen
BACKGROUND: A high 24-hour ambulatory diastolic (DBP) but not systolic (SBP) blood pressure variability (BPV) is significantly predictive of long-term cardiovascular mortality in untreated hypertensive subjects, independent of office or 24-hour SBP. The present study was aimed to investigate hemodynamic factors that are independently associated with systolic and diastolic BPV from the 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM). METHODS: A cohort of 624 normotensive and 633 untreated hypertensive participants with baseline ABPM was drawn from a community-based survey...
January 17, 2017: American Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095914/vascular-mapping-of-the-retroauricular-skin-proposal-for-a-posterior-superior-surgical-incision-for-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-hearing-implants
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Adam Perenyi, Zsofia Bere, Janos Jarabin, Balazs Sztano, Edit Kukla, Ziad Bikhazi, Laszlo Tiszlavicz, Ferenc Toth, Jozsef Geza Kiss, Laszlo Rovo
BACKGROUND: Passive transcutaneous osseointegrated hearing implant systems have become increasingly popular more recently. The area over the implant is vulnerable due to vibration and pressure from the externally worn sound processor. Good perfusion and neural integrity has the potential to reduce complications. The authors' objective was to determine the ideal surgical exposure to maintain perfusion and neural integrity and decrease surgical time as a result of reduced bleeding. METHODS: The vascular anatomy of the temporal-parietal soft tissue was examined in a total of 50 subjects...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095764/evaluation-of-the-carotid-artery-stenosis-based-on-minimization-of-mechanical-energy-loss-of-the-blood-flow
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Sheau Fung Sia, Xihai Zhao, Rui Li, Yu Zhang, Winston Chong, Le He, Yu Chen
BACKGROUND: Internal carotid artery stenosis requires an accurate risk assessment for the prevention of stroke. Although the internal carotid artery area stenosis ratio at the common carotid artery bifurcation can be used as one of the diagnostic methods of internal carotid artery stenosis, the accuracy of results would still depend on the measurement techniques. The purpose of this study is to propose a novel method to estimate the effect of internal carotid artery stenosis on the blood flow based on the concept of minimization of energy loss...
November 2016: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part H, Journal of Engineering in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095482/an-increase-in-mean-platelet-volume-platelet-count-ratio-is-associated-with-vascular-access-failure-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Dong Ho Shin, So Yon Rhee, Hee Jung Jeon, Ji-Young Park, Shin-Wook Kang, Jieun Oh
After stenosis of arteriovenous vascular access in hemodialysis patients, platelets play a crucial role in subsequent thrombus formation, leading to access failure. In a previous study, the mean platelet volume (MPV)/platelet count ratio, but not MPV alone, was shown to be an independent predictor of 4-year mortality after myocardial infarction. However, little is known about the potential influence of MPV/platelet count ratio on vascular access patency in hemodialysis patients. A total of 143 patients undergoing routine hemodialysis were recruited between January 2013 and February 2016...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095372/impaired-mitochondrial-respiration-in-large-cerebral-arteries-of-rats-with-type-2-diabetes
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Ivan Merdzo, Ibolya Rutkai, Venkata N L R Sure, Catherine A McNulty, Prasad V G Katakam, David W Busija
Mitochondrial dysfunction has been suggested as a potential underlying cause of pathological conditions associated with type 2 diabetes (T2DM). We have previously shown that mitochondrial respiration and mitochondrial protein levels were similar in the large cerebral arteries of insulin-resistant Zucker obese rats and their lean controls. In this study, we extend our investigations into the mitochondrial dynamics of the cerebral vasculature of 14-week-old Zucker diabetic fatty obese (ZDFO) rats with early T2DM...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094152/use-of-3d-printer-technology-to-facilitate-surgical-correction-of-a-complex-vascular-anomaly-with-esophageal-entrapment-in-a-dog
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A Dundie, G Hayes, P Scrivani, L Campoy, D Fletcher, K Ash, E Oxford, N S Moïse
A 10 week old female intact Staffordshire terrier was presented with a total of five congenital cardio-thoracic vascular anomalies consisting of a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) with an aneurysmic dilation, pulmonic stenosis, persistent right aortic arch, aberrant left subclavian artery and persistent left cranial vena cava. These abnormalities were identified with a combination of echocardiogram and computed tomography angiography (CTA). The abnormalities were associated with esophageal entrapment, regurgitation, and volume overload of the left heart with left atrial and ventricular enlargement...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094067/differential-intensity-projection-for-visualisation-and-quantification-of-plaque-neovascularisation-in-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-images-of-carotid-arteries
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Wing Keung Cheung, Benoy N Shah, Antonio Stanziola, Dorothy M Gujral, Navtej S Chahal, David O Cosgrove, Roxy Senior, Meng-Xing Tang
Studies have reported that intraplaque neovascularisation (IPN) is closely correlated with plaque vulnerability. In this study, a new image processing approach, differential intensity projection (DIP), was developed to visualise and quantify IPN in contrast-enhanced non-linear ultrasound image sequences of carotid arteries. DIP used the difference between the local temporal maximum and the local temporal average signals to identify bubbles against tissue non-linear artefact and noise. The total absolute and relative areas occupied by bubbles within each plaque were calculated to quantify IPN...
January 13, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093811/routine-use-of-distal-arterial-perfusion-in-pediatric-femoral-venoarterial-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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Christine A Schad, Brian P Fallon, Julie Monteagudo, Shunpei Okochi, Eva W Cheung, Nicholas J Morrissey, Angela V Kadenhe-Chiweshe, Gudrun Aspelund, Steven Stylianos, William Middlesworth
Lower-extremity ischemia is a significant complication in children on femoral venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO). Our institution currently routinely uses distal perfusion catheters (DPCs) in all femoral arterial cannulations in attempts to reduce ischemia. We performed a single-center, retrospective review of pediatric patients supported with femoral VA ECMO from January 2005 to November 2015. The outcomes of patients with prophylactic DPC placement at cannulation (prophylactic DPC) were compared to a historical group with DPCs placed in response only to clinically evident ischemic changes (reactive DPC)...
January 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093803/novel-ecg-synchronized-pulsatile-ecls-system-with-various-heart-rates-and-cardiac-arrhythmias-an-in-vitro-study
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Shigang Wang, Shannon B Spencer, Allen R Kunselman, Akif Ündar
The objective of this study is to evaluate electrocardiography (ECG)-synchronized pulsatile flow under varying heart rates and different atrial and ventricular arrhythmias in a simulated extracorporeal life support (ECLS) system. The ECLS circuit consisted of an i-cor diagonal pump and console, an iLA membrane ventilator, and an 18 Fr arterial cannula. The circuit was primed with lactated Ringer's solution and packed red blood cells (hematocrit 35%). An ECG simulator was used to trigger pulsatile flow and to generate selected cardiac rhythms...
January 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092973/elevated-ambulatory-systolic-diastolic-pressure-regression-index-is-genetically-determined-in-hypertensive-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease
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Marcin Wirtwein, Olle Melander, Marketa Sjőgren, Michal Hoffmann, Krzysztof Narkiewicz, Marcin Gruchala, Wojciech Sobiczewski
OBJECTIVES: Ambulatory systolic-diastolic pressure regression index (ASDPRI) as a composite marker of cardiovascular (CV) properties is related to CV complications. However, genetic determinants of ASDPRI are not known. The aim of this study is to report the relationship between certain single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) and ASDPRI in hypertensive patients with CAD confirmed by coronary angiography. METHODS: A total of 1345 hypertensive subjects with CAD were included...
January 16, 2017: Blood Pressure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092335/distribution-pattern-of-the-superior-and-the-inferior-labial-arteries-impact-for-safe-upper-and-lower-lip-augmentation-procedures
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Cotofana Sebastian, Pretterklieber Bettina, Lucius Runhild, Frank Konstantin, Haas Maximilian, Schenck L Thilo, Gleiser Corinna, Weyers Imke, Wedel Thilo, Pretterklieber Michael
BACKGROUND: Understanding the precise position and course of the superior and inferior labial arteries within the upper and the lower lip is crucial for safe and complication free applications of volumizing materials. METHODS: 193 anatomic head specimens (56.5% females) of Caucasian ethnicity were investigated in this large multi-centric anatomical study. In total six 3cm long vertical incisions were performed on each lip (midline and 1cm medial to the angles of the mouth) to identify the position of the superior and the inferior labial arteries in relation to the orbicularis oris muscle...
January 12, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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