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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435475/linear-and-bilateral-multinucleated-cell-angiohistiocytoma-mcah
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Valeria Coco, Cristina Guerriero, Alessandro Di Stefani, Ilaria Pennacchia, Ketty Peris
BACKGROUND: Multinucleated Cell Angiohistiocytoma (MCAH) is a rare disease, first described by Smith and Wilson Jones in 1985. Since then, less than 100 cases have been reported in the literature. Clinically it is characterized by papules or plaques arising from a specific anatomical area such as lower extremities, dorsum of the hands and face. Some generalized cases have been reported. MAIN OBSERVATIONS: We report a case of 77-year-old woman who presented with multiple itching...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Dermatological Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434997/multi-photon-microscopy-in-cardiovascular-research
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REVIEW
Zhuojun Wu, Timo Rademakers, Fabian Kiessling, Michael Vogt, Erik Westein, Christian Weber, Remco Ta Megens, Marc van Zandvoort
Multiphoton laser scanning microscopy has proven profound value for ex vivo 3D histology and in vivo imaging of motionless tissue. The development of triggering systems and fast imaging methods, combined with advanced preparation procedures solved the challenging task of intravital imaging of the fast pulsating heart and major arteries in animals and further increased the popularity of intravital multiphoton imaging in cardiovascular research. This review article will highlight the potential of multiphoton microscopy for the visualization and characterization of dynamical and structural processes involved in cardiac and vascular diseases, both in an ex vivo and an intravital animal setting...
April 18, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432017/dual-functional-nanoparticles-for-precise-drug-delivery-to-alzheimer-s-disease-lesions-targeting-mechanisms-pharmacodynamics-and-safety
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Xiaoyao Zheng, Chi Zhang, Qian Guo, Xu Wan, Xiayan Shao, Qingfeng Liu, Qizhi Zhang
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia and is characterized by the cerebral accumulation of extracellular amyloid plaques. In a previous study, this histopathological hallmark was used as a target on a dual-functional nanoparticle (TQNP) to deliver biotechnological drugs, such as the H102 peptide, a β-sheet breaker, to AD lesions precisely. This delivery system could reduce the amyloid-β (Aβ) burden in the brains of AD model mice, as well as ameliorated the memory impairment of the mice...
April 18, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429221/associations-of-osteocalcin-osteoprotegerin-and-calcitonin-with-inflammation-biomarkers-in-atherosclerotic-plaques-of-coronary-arteries
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Ya V Polonskaya, E V Kashtanova, I S Murashov, A M Volkov, A V Kurguzov, A M Chernyavsky, Yu I Ragino
We studied associations of osteocalcin, osteoprotegerin, and calcitonin with markers of inflammation in atherosclerotic plaques in coronary arteries and assessed the influence of these biomolecules on calcification of atherosclerotic plaques. The initial stage of calcification of atherosclerotic plaques is characterized by activation of inflammatory processes, which is seen from increased levels of proinflammatory biomarkers (IL-6, IL 8, TNF-α, and IL-1β). Progressive calcification of atherosclerotic plaques is accompanied by insignificant accumulation of calcitonin and osteoprotegerin...
April 21, 2017: Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427845/development-of-a-micro-neutralization-assay-for-ebolaviruses-using-a-replication-competent-vesicular-stomatitis-hybrid-virus-and-a-quantitative-pcr-readout
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Stella S Lee, Kathryn Phy, Keith Peden, Li Sheng-Fowler
Development of vaccines against highly pathogenic viruses that could also be used as agents of bioterrorism is both a public health issue and a national security priority. Methods that can quantify neutralizing antibodies will likely be crucial in demonstrating vaccine effectiveness, as most licensed viral vaccines are effective due to their capacity to elicit neutralizing antibodies. Assays to determine whether antibodies are neutralizing traditionally involve infectious virus, and the assay most commonly used is the plaque-reduction neutralization test (PRNT)...
April 17, 2017: Vaccine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427383/is-ischemia-the-only-factor-predicting-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-all-diabetes-mellitus-patients
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REVIEW
Mark W Kennedy, Enrico Fabris, Harry Suryapranata, Elvin Kedhi
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with an excess in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, and is characterized by increased rates of coronary artery disease. Furthermore, once atherosclerosis is established, this is associated with an increased extent, complexity and a more rapid progression than seen in non-DM patients. Ischemia is the single most important predictor of future hard cardiac events and ischemia correction remains the cornerstone of current revascularization strategies. However recent data suggests that, in DM patients, coronary atherosclerosis despite the absence of ischemia, detected by either invasive or non-invasive methods, may not be associated with the same low risk of future cardiac events as seen in non-DM patients...
April 20, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426893/diffuse-normolipemic-plane-xanthoma-on-striae
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C Baykal, Z Yılmaz, N Büyükbabani
Diffuse normolipemic plane xanthoma (DNPX) is a rare skin disorder characterized by the presence of symmetric, asymptomatic, flat, yellow plaques of different size.(1) As it is commonly located on the eyelids, xanthelesma may be a differential diagnostic consideration, but the lesions of DNPX are usually larger and other parts of the face, neck, flexural folds and trunk may also be involved.(1) This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
April 20, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416568/pharmacological-and-toxicological-properties-of-the-potent-oral-%C3%AE-secretase-modulator-bpn-15606
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Steven L Wagner, Kevin D Rynearson, Steven K Duddy, Can Zhang, Phuong D Nguyen, Ann Becker, Uyen Vo, Deborah Masliah, Louise Monte, Justin B Klee, Corinne M Echmalian, Weiming Xia, Luisa Quinti, Graham Johnson, Jiunn H Lin, Doo Y Kim, William C Mobley, Robert A Rissman, Rudolph E Tanzi
Alzheimer's disease is characterized neuropathologically by an abundance of 1) neuritic plaques, which are primarily composed of a fibrillar 42 amino acid amyloid β peptide, as well as 2) neurofibrillary tangles composed of aggregates of hyperphosporylated tau. Elevations in the concentrations of the Aβ42 peptide in the brain, as a result of either increased production or decreased clearance are postulated to initiate and drive the AD pathological process. We initially introduced a novel class of bridged aromatics referred to as γ-secretase modulators that inhibited the production of the Aβ42 peptide and to a lesser degree the Aβ40 peptide while concomitantly increasing the production of the carboxyl-truncated Aβ38 and Aβ37 peptides...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414004/clinical-virological-and-epidemiological-characterization-of-dengue-outbreak-in-myanmar-2015
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A K Kyaw, M M Ngwe Tun, M L Moi, T Nabeshima, K T Soe, S M Thwe, A A Myint, K T T Maung, W Aung, D Hayasaka, C C Buerano, K Z Thant, K Morita
Hospital-based surveillance was conducted at two widely separated regions in Myanmar during the 2015 dengue epidemic. Acute phase serum samples were collected from 332 clinically diagnosed dengue patients during the peak season of dengue cases. Viremia levels were measured by quantitative real-time PCR and plaque assays using FcγRIIA-expressing and non-FcγRIIA-expressing BHK cells to specifically determine the infectious virus particles. By serology and molecular techniques, 280/332 (84·3%) were confirmed as dengue patients...
April 17, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413578/epicardial-fat-in-the-maintenance-of-cardiovascular-health
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Yang Wu, Aijun Zhang, Dale J Hamilton, Tuo Deng
Epicardial fat is a unique adipose tissue located between the myocardium and the visceral layer of pericardium. This tissue is characterized by highly active fatty acid metabolism and highly expressed thermogenic genes. Epicardial fat and the underlying myocardium share the same microcirculation, suggesting a close and strong interaction between these two structures. Under physiological conditions, epicardial fat protects and supports the heart to exert its normal function. Many clinical studies have shown significant associations between increased amounts of epicardial fat and coronary artery disease (CAD)...
January 2017: Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412421/change-in-carotid-plaque-components-a-4-year-follow-up-study-with-serial-mr-imaging
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Laura Pletsch-Borba, Mariana Selwaness, Aad van der Lugt, Albert Hofman, Oscar H Franco, Meike W Vernooij
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to determine how carotid plaque components (e.g., intraplaque hemorrhage [IPH], calcification, lipid core) change over time and which cardiovascular risk factors are associated with the development of each component. BACKGROUND: Carotid atherosclerotic plaque components are important markers of plaque vulnerability. How these components change and which factors lead to the development and changes in the components remain unclear...
April 10, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28411089/evidence-for-polymicrobial-communities-in-explanted-vascular-filters-and-atheroma-debris
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Jeremy E Ellis, Richard Heuser, Dara S Missan, Delyn Martinez, Avory Heningburg, Matthew Shabilla, Renata Schwartz, Stephen Fry
RATIONALE: Microbial communities have been implicated in a variety of disease processes and have been intermittently observed in arterial disease; however, no comprehensive unbiased community analysis has been performed. We hypothesize that complex microbial communities may be involved in chronic vascular diseases as well and may be effectively characterized by molecular assays. OBJECTIVE: The main objective is to survey vascular debris, atheroma, and vascular filters for polymicrobial communities consisting of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes, specifically eukaryotic microbes...
April 11, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Probes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407984/review-allergic-contact-stomatitis
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REVIEW
Liviu Feller, Neil Hamilton Wood, Razia Abdool Gafaar Khammissa, Johan Lemmer
Allergic contact stomatitis (ACS) is an oral mucosal immunoinflammatory disorder variably characterized clinically by erythematous plaques, vesiculation, ulceration, and/or hyperkeratosis and by pain, burning sensation, or itchiness. ACS is brought about by a T cell-mediated, delayed hypersensitivity immune reaction generated by a second or subsequent contact exposure of an allergen with the oral mucosa, in a genetically susceptible, sensitized subject. Lichenoid contact reaction is a variant of ACS brought about by direct contact with the oral mucosa of certain metals in dental restorations...
May 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407473/trimodal-rescue-of-hind-limb-ischemia-with-growth-factors-cells-and-nanocarriers-fundamentals-to-clinical-trials
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Rajesh Laksmanan, Gopi Ukani, Muhammad Tipu Rishi, Nilanjana Maulik
Peripheral Artery Disease is a severe medical condition commonly characterized by critical or acute limb ischemia. Gradual accumulation of thrombotic plaques in peripheral arteries of the lower limb may lead to intermittent claudication or ischemia in muscle tissue. Ischemic muscle tissue with lesions may become infected, resulting in a non-healing wound. Stable progression of the non-healing wound associated with severe ischemia might lead to functional deterioration of the limb, which, depending on the severity, can result in amputation...
April 13, 2017: Canadian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402587/methotraxate-loaded-hybrid-nanoconstructs-target-vascular-lesions-and-inhibit-atherosclerosis-progression-in-apoe-mice
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Cinzia Stigliano, Maricela R Ramirez, Jaykrishna V Singh, Santosh Aryal, Jaehong Key, Elvin Blanco, Paolo Decuzzi
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disorder characterized by the progressive thickening of blood vessel walls eventually resulting in acute vascular syndromes. Here, intravenously injectable hybrid nanoconstructs are synthesized for tempering immune cell inflammation locally and systemically. Lipid and polymer chains are nanoprecipitated to form 100 nm spherical polymeric nanoconstructs (SPNs), loaded with methotrexate (MTX) and subsequently labeled with Cu(64) and fluorescent probes for combined nuclear/optical imaging...
April 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401931/early-neurovascular-dysfunction-in-a-transgenic-rat-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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Illsung L Joo, Aaron Y Lai, Paolo Bazzigaluppi, Margaret M Koletar, Adrienne Dorr, Mary E Brown, Lynsie A M Thomason, John G Sled, JoAnne McLaurin, Bojana Stefanovic
Alzheimer's disease (AD), pathologically characterized by amyloid-β peptide (Aβ) accumulation, neurofibrillary tangle formation, and neurodegeneration, is thought to involve early-onset neurovascular abnormalities. Hitherto studies on AD-associated neurovascular injury have used animal models that exhibit only a subset of AD-like pathologies and demonstrated some Aβ-dependent vascular dysfunction and destabilization of neuronal network. The present work focuses on the early stage of disease progression and uses TgF344-AD rats that recapitulate a broader repertoire of AD-like pathologies to investigate the cerebrovascular and neuronal network functioning using in situ two-photon fluorescence microscopy and laminar array recordings of local field potentials, followed by pathological analyses of vascular wall morphology, tau hyperphosphorylation, and amyloid plaques...
April 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399888/a-guinea-pig-model-of-zika-virus-infection
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Mukesh Kumar, Keeton K Krause, Francine Azouz, Eileen Nakano, Vivek R Nerurkar
BACKGROUND: Animal models are critical to understand disease and to develop countermeasures for the ongoing epidemic of Zika virus (ZIKV). Here we report that immunocompetent guinea pigs are susceptible to infection by a contemporary American strain of ZIKV. METHODS: Dunkin-Hartley guinea pigs were inoculated with 10(6) plaque-forming units of ZIKV via subcutaneous route and clinical signs were observed. Viremia, viral load in the tissues, anti-ZIKV neutralizing antibody titer, and protein levels of multiple cytokine and chemokines were analyzed using qRT-PCR, plaque assay, plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT) and multiplex immunoassay...
April 11, 2017: Virology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397443/an-evaluation-of-dual-source-computed-tomography-used-with-the-de-weert-classification-to-detect-vulnerable-plaque-using-ivus-virtual-histology-as-a-standard-of-reference
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Bartosz Dołęga-Kozierowski, Piotr Klimeczek, Michał Lis, Róża Krycińska, Anna Chrapusta, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz, Jerzy Garcarek, Wojciech Witkiewicz
BACKGROUND: One of the main risk factors for cerebral ischemic events is atherosclerotic disease of the internal carotid artery (ICA). Nowadays, increasing attention is being paid to the relationship between the morphological features of atherosclerotic plaque and the occurrence of stroke. Several studies have demonstrated that the presence of specific vulnerable plaque types, with a large lipid core and thin fibrous cap, can be used as an independent risk predictor of cerebral ischemic events...
January 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394969/-confluent-and-reticulated-papillomatosis-subsiding-spontaneously-after-delivery-report-of-one-case
#19
Jinan A R Usta, Samer Ghosn, Malak H Wehbe
Gougerot and Carteaud confluent and reticulated papillomatosis (CARP) is an uncommon dermatosis characterized by hyperpigmented scaly macules or papillomatous papules coalescing into confluent patches or plaques centrally with a reticular pattern peripherally. We report a 28-year-old woman presenting at 16 weeks of gestation with an itchy rash that was biopsied and turned out to be consistent with CARP. Options for treatment were discussed but the woman refused to take any systemic therapy and used only moisturizers throughout her pregnancy...
November 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394783/cardiac-computed-tomography-for-planning-revascularization-procedures
#20
Maksymilian P Opolski
Coronary computed tomography angiography (coronary CTA) is being increasingly used to detect and rule out coronary artery stenoses. Beyond stenosis detection, the abundance of anatomic, morphologic, and physiological information incorporated from a single one-stop-shop CT study has generated considerable interest in the context of preprocedural planning for coronary revascularization. Specifically, preprocedural CTA data sets can assist interventional cardiologists with selective catheter placement, appropriate guidewire choice, accurate stent size selection, and, most importantly, development of a stepwise revascularization strategy plan...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
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