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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136770/magnesium-valproate-ameliorates-type-1-diabetes-and-cardiomyopathy-in-diabetic-rats-through-estrogen-receptors
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Samir Rabadiya, Shradhha Bhadada, Ashvin Dudhrejiya, Devendra Vaishnav, Bhoomika Patel
Estrogen is known to exhibit cardioprotective and antihyperlipidemic action. Valproic acid has been shown to upregulate estrogen receptors (ERs) in breast and prostate cancer tissues. No pharmacological evaluations for magnesium valproate (MgV) so far have been done for diabetic cadio-lipidemic complications. Based on the above context, current study was undertaken to evaluate the therapeutic effectiveness of MgV in cardiac complications associated with type-1 diabetes mellitus in rats wherein diabetes was induced by single tail vein injection of streptozotocin (STZ, 45mg/kg, IV) in female Sprague Dawley rats and treatment of MgV (210mg/kg, PO) was given for eight weeks to diabetic animals, after which, various biochemical and cardiac biomarkers, hypertrophic, hemodynamic and histological parameters along with immunohistochemistry of ERs in the left ventricle (LV) were estimated...
November 7, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133876/eph-b4-regulates-adaptive-venous-remodeling-to-improve-arteriovenous-fistula-patency
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Clinton D Protack, Trenton R Foster, Takuya Hashimoto, Kota Yamamoto, Monica Y Lee, Jan R Kraehling, Hualong Bai, Haidi Hu, Toshihiko Isaji, Jeans M Santana, Mo Wang, William C Sessa, Alan Dardik
Low rates of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation prevent optimal fistula use for hemodialysis; however, the mechanism of venous remodeling in the fistula environment is not well understood. We hypothesized that the embryonic venous determinant Eph-B4 mediates AVF maturation. In human AVF and a mouse aortocaval fistula model, Eph-B4 protein expression increased in the fistula vein; expression of the arterial determinant Ephrin-B2 also increased. Stimulation of Eph-B-mediated signaling with Ephrin-B2/Fc showed improved fistula patency with less wall thickness...
November 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130662/-the-role-of-bone-morphogenic-protein-4-in-the-progression-of-vein-graft-hyperplastic-remodeling-under-hyperglycemic-condition
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Deng-Feng Fang, Hong-Wei Zhang, Jun Gu, Kang-Jun Fan, Huai-Min Liang, Jia-Yu Shen, Er-Yong Zhang, Jia Hu
OBJECTIVE: This study was designed to assess the vessel wall characteristics and the expression levels of bone morphogenic protein4(BMP4) and proliferating cell antigen Ki67 in vein grafts harvested from diabetic rats,and to investigate the role of BMP4 in progression of vein graft hyperplastic remodeling under hyperglycemic condition. METHODS: 48 male SpragueDawky rats [body mass (194±16) g] aged 8 weeks were randomly divided into diabetes mellitus (DM) group ( n=24) and nondiabetes mellitus (NDM) group ( n=24)...
September 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29111361/cerebral-venous-collagen-remodeling-in-a-modified-white-matter-lesions-animal-model
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Jing Lin, Linfang Lan, Dilong Wang, Baoshan Qiu, Yuhua Fan
To mimic the expected pathological changes of white matter lesions (WMLs) and increase the stability, we applied modified two-vessel occlusion (modified 2VO) (1-week interval bilateral carotid artery occlusion) in stroke-prone renovascular hypertensive rats (RHRSP) and established a modified WMLs model (RHRSP/modified 2VO) that compared their phenotypes with RHRSP and sham-operated rats. In addition, we tried to differentiate small veins from small arteries through the presence of smooth muscle to study the pathological changes of small veins detailed in the model...
October 31, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063227/implantation-of-right-kidneys-is-the-risk-of-technical-graft-loss-real
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Taqi T Khan, Nadeem Ahmad, Kashif Siddique, Konstantinos Fourtounas
BACKGROUND: The left kidney (LK) is preferred by transplant surgeons, because its vein is always of good length and has a thick wall that enables safe suturing. On the other hand, the right renal vein is generally shorter and thinner walled, and well known for its technical difficulty during venous anastomosis, and can result in graft loss. We examined our living (LD) and deceased donor (DD) recipient data and compared the incidence of technical graft loss and early graft function in right and left kidneys...
October 23, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29041239/subcutaneous-veins-depth-measurement-using-diffuse-reflectance-images
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C M Goh, R Subramaniam, N M Saad, S A Ali, F Meriaudeau
Intravenous (IV) procedures are often difficult due to the poor visualization of subcutaneous veins. Because existing vein locators lack the ability to assess depth, and also because mis-punctures and poor vascular access remain problematic, we propose an imaging system that employs diffuse reflectance images at three isosbestic wavelengths to measure both the depth and thickness of subcutaneous veins. This paper describes the proposed system as well as proof-of-principle experimental demonstrations. We initially introduce the working principle and structure of the system...
October 16, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027696/computer-aided-evaluation-of-blood-vessel-geometry-from-acoustic-images
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Stefan B Lindström, Fredrik Uhlin, Niclas Bjarnegård, Micael Gylling, Kamilla Nilsson, Christina Svensson, Pia Yngman-Uhlin, Toste Länne
A method for computer-aided assessment of blood vessel geometries based on shape-fitting algorithms from metric vision was evaluated. Acoustic images of cross sections of the radial artery and cephalic vein were acquired, and medical practitioners used a computer application to measure the wall thickness and nominal diameter of these blood vessels with a caliper method and the shape-fitting method. The methods performed equally well for wall thickness measurements. The shape-fitting method was preferable for measuring the diameter, since it reduced systematic errors by up to 63% in the case of the cephalic vein because of its eccentricity...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891856/transanal-total-mesorectal-excision-pneumodissection-of-retroperitoneal-structures-eases-laparoscopic-rectal-resection
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Cristiano G S Hüscher, Marco Maria Lirici
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic total mesorectal excision is effective and safe but often technically challenging because of inadequate exposure. Transanal total mesorectal excision was introduced to mitigate this limitation and improve the quality of mesorectal dissection in even the most challenging cases. Currently, the technique for transanal total mesorectal excision dissection is not standardized. TECHNIQUE: The sequential approach to transanal total mesorectal excision mirrors the principles of the transanal abdominal transanal procedure...
October 2017: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890056/giant-chest-wall-arteriovenous-malformation-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Cullen McCarthy, Subrato Deb, Suhair Maqusi, Joshua Gierman
INTRODUCTION: We present an interesting case of a 55 year-old male with a large left chest mass after significant cutaneous bleeding. CT angiogram of the chest revealed arteriovenous malformation with blood supply from subbranches of the left subclavian artery, left internal mammary artery and left external carotid artery. Measuring 5.0x14.0x10.8cm, the mass extended superior to the clavicle and inferior to the third rib with medial and lateral borders at the level of the clavicular head and coracoid, respectively...
September 7, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857295/a-protective-role-of-irf3-and-irf7-signalling-downstream-tlrs-in-the-development-of-vein-graft-disease-via-type-i-interferons
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K H Simons, H A B Peters, J W Jukema, M R de Vries, P H A Quax
BACKGROUND: Toll like receptors (TLR) play an important role in vein graft disease (VGD). Interferon regulatory factors (IRF) 3 and 7 are the transcriptional regulators of type I interferons (IFN) and type I IFN responsive genes and are downstream factors of TLRs. Relatively little is known with regard to the interplay of IRFs and TLRs in VGD development. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of IRF3 and IRF7 signaling downstream TLRs and the effect of IRF3 and IRF7 in VGD...
August 31, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28835838/evolution-of-force-sensing-technologies
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Dipen Shah
In order to Improve the procedural success and long-term outcomes of catheter ablation techniques for atrial fibrillation (AF), an Important unfulfilled requirement is to create durable electrophysiologically complete lesions. Measurement of contact force (CF) between the catheter tip and the target tissue can guide physicians to optimise both mapping and ablation procedures. Contact force can affect lesion size and clinical outcomes following catheter ablation of AF. Force sensing technologies have matured since their advent several years ago, and now allow the direct measurement of CF between the catheter tip and the target myocardium in real time...
June 2017: Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817406/idiopathic-myointimal-hyperplasia-of-mesenteric-veins-an-uncommon-cause-of-ischemic-colitis-with-distinct-mucosal-features
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Rhonda K Yantiss, Isabelle Cui, Nicole C Panarelli, Jose Jessurun
Idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of mesenteric veins causes chronic ischemic mucosal injury with segmental strictures that mimic inflammatory bowel disease and nonocclusive ischemic colitis. It is characterized by myointimal proliferative changes that narrow the lumina of veins combined with ischemic injury and ulcers. Most cases reported to date have been diagnosed following surgical resection. The aim of this study was to determine whether mucosal changes of idiopathic myointimal hyperplasia of mesenteric veins are sufficiently sensitive and specific to allow its recognition in biopsy material...
December 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654057/murine-aortic-crush-injury-an-efficient-in-vivo-model-of-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-and-endothelial-function
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Dan Yu, George Makkar, Rajabrata Sarkar, Dudley K Strickland, Thomas S Monahan
Arterial reconstruction, whether angioplasty or bypass surgery, involves iatrogenic trauma causing endothelial disruption and vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation. Common murine models study small vessels such as the carotid and femoral arteries. Herein we describe an in vivo system in which both VSMC proliferation and endothelial barrier function can be simultaneously assessed in a large vessel. We studied the infrarenal aortic response to injury in C57BL/6 mice. The aorta was injured from the left renal vein to the aortic bifurcation by 30 transmural crushes of 5-seconds duration with a cotton-tipped applicator...
June 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598090/-the-association-between-bone-morphogenic-protein-4-and-in-situ-saphenous-vein-graft-pathology-in-diabetic-patients-undergoing-coronary-revascularization
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Hong-Wei Zhang, Jun Gu, Er-Yong Zhang, Ying-Qiang Guo, Zhong Wu, Chang-Ping Gan, Kang-Jun Fan, Zheng-Hua Xiao, Jia Hu
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to assess the expression levels of bone morphogenic protein-4 (BMP4) in saphenous veins harvested from diabetic patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), and to investigate its association with in-situ morphological and pathological changes within the venous wall. METHODS: From January 2013 to December 2014, forty patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) and risk factors matched non-DM controls (n =40) were enrolled prospectively...
September 2016: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589916/design-and-fabrication-of-novel-polymeric-biodegradable-stents-for-small-caliber-blood-vessels-by-computer-aided-wet-spinning
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D Puppi, A Pirosa, G Lupi, P A Erba, G Giachi, F Chiellini
Biodegradable stents have emerged as one of the most promising approaches in obstructive cardiovascular disease treatment due to their potential in providing mechanical support while it is needed and then leaving behind only the healed natural vessel. The aim of this study was to develop polymeric biodegradable stents for application in small caliber blood vessels. Poly[(R)-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-(R)-3-hydroxyhexanoate] (PHBHHx), a renewable microbial aliphatic polyester, and poly(ε-caprolactone), a synthetic polyester approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for different biomedical applications, were investigated as suitable polymers for stent development...
June 7, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545163/coccygeal-body-revisited-an-immunohistochemical-study-using-donated-elderly-cadavers
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Zhe Wu Jin, Kwang Ho Cho, Hyung Suk Jang, Gen Murakami, Jose Francisco Rodríguez-Vázquez, Masahito Yamamoto, Shin-Ichi Abe
To describe the normal anatomy and histology of the adult coccygeal body (CB) and to discuss about the origin and function. Using immunohistochemistry, we examined 29 CBs found in 32 elderly donated cadavers without macroscopic pathology in the pelvis. The CB was usually located in or near the anococcygeal ligaments. It was almost always composed of multiple masses or nodules of round glomus cells (smooth muscle actin, or SMA++). However, the CB sometimes contained abundant dilated veins with scattered glomus cells...
May 25, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541599/improvement-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-and-left-heart-morphology-in-young-women-with-morbid-obesity-six-months-after-bariatric-surgery
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Katarzyna Kurnicka, Justyna Domienik-Karłowicz, Barbara Lichodziejewska, Maksymilian Bielecki, Marta Kozłowska, Sylwia Goliszek, Olga Dzikowska-Diduch, Wojciech Lisik, Maciej Kosieradzki, Piotr Pruszczyk
BACKGROUND: Obesity contributes to left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) and may lead to diastolic heart failure. Weight loss (WL) after bariatric surgery (BS) may influence LV morphology and function. Using echocardiography, this study assessed the effect of WL on LV diastolic function (LVDF) and LV and left atrium (LA) morphology 6 months after BS in young women with morbid obesity. METHODS: Echocardiography was performed in 60 women with BMI ≥ 40kg/m², aged 37...
May 25, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524833/promoting-vasa-vasorum-neovascularization-of-vein-grafts-extenuates-hypoxia-of-the-wall-and-its-subsequent-influence-on-intimal-hyperplasia
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Rong-Jiang Zou, Zheng-Hua Wang, Chen-Xi Wang, Song Xue
BACKGROUND: The autologous saphenous vein is the most common conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting, but the vein graft disease will occur. This study used Matrigel basement membrane matrix with many different growth factors to promote vasa vasorum neovascularization and extenuate the hypoxia to improve remodeling. METHODS: This study observed the hypoxia and thickness of the vein grafts at different times. Normal veins and vein grafts with 15 min of ischemia one day postoperatively were harvested in the neck of rabbits...
June 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479514/comprehensive-use-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-to-guide-left-ventricular-lead-placement-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Jonathan M Behar, Ronak Rajani, Amir Pourmorteza, Rebecca Preston, Orod Razeghi, Steve Niederer, Shaumik Adhya, Simon Claridge, Tom Jackson, Ben Sieniewicz, Justin Gould, Gerry Carr-White, Reza Razavi, Elliot McVeigh, Christopher Aldo Rinaldi
BACKGROUND: Optimal lead positioning is an important determinant of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) response. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate cardiac computed tomography (CT) selection of the optimal epicardial vein for left ventricular (LV) lead placement by targeting regions of late mechanical activation and avoiding myocardial scar. METHODS: Eighteen patients undergoing CRT upgrade with existing pacing systems underwent preimplant electrocardiogram-gated cardiac CT to assess wall thickness, hypoperfusion, late mechanical activation, and regions of myocardial scar by the derivation of the stretch quantifier for endocardial engraved zones (SQUEEZ) algorithm...
September 2017: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441232/atriobronchial-fistula-complicated-by-septic-cerebral-air-emboli-after-pulmonary-vein-ablation
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David Velghe, Thomas Apers, Stefanie Devriendt, Ivo Deblier, Bart Hendriks, Rogier Nieuwendijk, Peter Rogiers
OBJECTIVE: To describe a case of an infected atriobronchial fistula as a late complication after pulmonary vein ablation, leading to septic air emboli and requiring urgent cardiac surgery. DATA SOURCES: Clinical observation. STUDY SELECTION: Case report. DATA EXTRACTION: Relevant clinical information. PubMed was searched for relevant literature. DATA SYNTHESIS: Given its high success and low complication rate, pulmonary vein isolation is expected to be increasingly performed worldwide...
August 2017: Critical Care Medicine
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