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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346558/thoraco-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-rupture-in-a-patient-with-shprintzen-goldberg-syndrome
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Naritaka Kimura, Yu Inaba, Kaori Kameyama, Hideyuki Shimizu
Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome is a rare systemic connective tissue disorder characterized by craniosynostosis, skeletal abnormalities, infantile hypotonia, mild-to-moderate intellectual disability and cardiovascular anomalies. To our knowledge, this is the first report of a Shprintzen-Goldberg syndrome patient who developed a thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm. The aneurysm grew rapidly necessitating emergent thoraco-abdominal aortic replacement. The postoperative course was uneventful, and a careful lifetime follow-up was planned...
January 16, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346445/transcriptome-analysis-of-skin-fibroblasts-with-dominant-negative-col3a1-mutations-provides-molecular-insights-into-the-etiopathology-of-vascular-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
#2
Nicola Chiarelli, Giulia Carini, Nicoletta Zoppi, Marco Ritelli, Marina Colombi
Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is a dominantly inherited connective tissue disorder caused by mutations in the COL3A1 gene that encodes type III collagen (COLLIII), which is the major expressed collagen in blood vessels and hollow organs. The majority of disease-causing variants in COL3A1 are glycine substitutions and in-frame splice mutations in the triple helix domain that through a dominant negative effect are associated with the severe clinical spectrum potentially lethal of vEDS, characterized by fragility of soft connective tissues with arterial and organ ruptures...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346334/effect-of-gastrointestinal-bleeding-on-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumor-patients-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#3
Yuqian Huang, Rui Zhao, Yaping Cui, Yong Wang, Lin Xia, Yi Chen, Yong Zhou, Xiaoting Wu
BACKGROUND The contemporary risk classification criteria of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) may still have room to improve. The aim of our research was to analyze the impact factors for GIST patients' relapse-free survival (RFS). Furthermore, we explore whether gastrointestinal (1) bleeding will be a valuable indicator to predict GIST patients' prognosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS R0 resection GISTs patients were retrospectively enrolled during an 8-year period at West China Hospital of Sichuan University, and all patients' data were from the WCHSU-GIST database...
January 18, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346115/mitochondrial-dysfunction-a-key-player-in-the-pathogenesis-of-cardiovascular-diseases-linked-to-air-pollution
#4
REVIEW
Sri Rahavi Boovarahan, Gino A Kurian
Air pollution has become an environmental burden with regard to non-communicable diseases, particularly heart disease. It has been reported that air pollution can accelerate the development of heart failure and atrial fibrillation. Air pollutants encompass various particulate matters (PMs), which change the blood composition and heart rate and eventually leads to cardiac failure by triggering atherosclerotic plaque ruptures or by developing irreversible ischemia. A series of major epidemiological and observational studies have established the noxious effect of air pollutants on cardiovascular diseases (CVD), but the underlying molecular mechanisms of its susceptibility and the pathological disease events remain largely elusive and are predicted to be initiated in the cell organelle...
January 18, 2018: Reviews on Environmental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345378/self-calibrating-mechanochromic-fluorescent-polymers-based-on-encapsulated-excimer-forming-dyes
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Céline Calvino, Anirvan Guha, Christoph Weder, Stephen Schrettl
While mechanochemical transduction principles are omnipresent in nature, mimicking these in artificial materials is challenging. The ability to reliably detect the exposure of man-made objects to mechanical forces is, however, of great interest for many applications, including structural health monitoring and tamper-proof packaging. A useful concept to achieve mechanochromic responses in polymers is the integration of microcapsules, which rupture upon deformation and release a payload causing a visually detectable response...
January 18, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344841/association-of-d-dimer-with-plaque-characteristics-and-plasma-biomarkers-of-oxidation-specific-epitopes-in-stable-subjects-with-coronary-artery-disease
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Hema Kothari, Anh T Nguyen, Xiaohong Yang, Yohei Hisada, Sotirios Tsimikas, Nigel Mackman, Angela Taylor, Coleen A McNamara
D-dimer has emerged as a biomarker of cardiovascular event risk, yet pathophysiological factors associated with plasma D-dimer levels in stable coronary artery disease (CAD) subjects are poorly understood. In 106 stable CAD subjects undergoing intravascular ultrasound with virtual histology (IVUS-VH), we measured D-dimer, lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)), plasminogen, biomarkers reflecting oxidation-specific epitopes (OSE) such as oxidized phospholipids on apolipoprotein B-100 (OxPL-apoB), OxPL on plasminogen (OxPL-PLG), and autoantibodies to phosphorylcholine-BSA [PC-BSA] and a malondialdehyde [MDA] mimotope...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344667/clinical-evaluation-of-covered-stents-in-the-treatment-of-superficial-femoral-artery-pseudoaneurysm-in-drug-abusers
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Jian Xu, Zhao Zheng, Yong Yang, Wei Zhang, Hongliang Zhao, Bei E, Minwen Zheng
The present study aimed to investigate the technical feasibility and initial clinical outcomes of a covered stent for the endovascular treatment of superficial femoral artery (SFA) pseudoaneurysm in drug abusers. A total of 29 drug abuse patients with SFA pseudoaneurysm, as confirmed by color Doppler sonography, were enrolled to the present study between January 2012 and May 2014. All patients were treated percutaneously by implantation of a covered stent. Physical examination and lower extremity computed tomography angiography were performed at 1 and 9 months postoperation...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343674/a-spontaneous-abdominal-aortic-pseudoaneurysm-treated-with-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate-and-coil-embolization-a-case-report
#8
Chan Sun Kim, Young Ho Choi, Young Ho So, Jae-Sung Choi
Pseudoaneurysms are vascular spaces vulnerable to pressure, and expansion or rupture of these spaces may occur during embolization. Here, we describe the case of a transcatheter embolization of a spontaneous aortic pseudoaneurysm, which showed gradual expansion during n-butyl cyanoacrylate embolization. This pseudoaneurysm was successfully embolized with an adjuvant coil.
January 16, 2018: Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343476/role-of-macrophage-socs3-in-the-pathogenesis-of-aortic-dissection
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Satoko Ohno-Urabe, Hiroki Aoki, Michihide Nishihara, Aya Furusho, Saki Hirakata, Norifumi Nishida, Sohei Ito, Makiko Hayashi, Hideo Yasukawa, Tsutomu Imaizumi, Hidetoshi Akashi, Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yoshihiro Fukumoto
BACKGROUND: Aortic dissection (AD) is a life-threatening medical emergency caused by the abrupt destruction of the intimomedial layer of the aortic walls. Given that previous studies have reported the involvement of proinflammatory cytokine interleukin-6 in AD pathogenesis, we investigated the role of signal transduction and activator of transcription 3 signaling, a downstream pathway of interleukin-6 in macrophages in pathogenesis of AD. METHODS AND RESULTS: We characterized the pathological and molecular events triggered by aortic stress, which can lead to AD...
January 17, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343215/women-s-decision-making-processes-and-the-influences-on-their-mode-of-birth-following-a-previous-caesarean-section-in-taiwan-a-qualitative-study
#10
Shu-Wen Chen, Alison M Hutchinson, Cate Nagle, Tracey K Bucknall
BACKGROUND: Vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC) is an alternative option for women who have had a previous caesarean section (CS); however, uptake is limited because of concern about the risks of uterine rupture. The aim of this study was to explore women's decision-making processes and the influences on their mode of birth following a previous CS. METHODS: A qualitative approach was used. The research comprised three stages. Stage I consisted of naturalistic observation at 33-34 weeks' gestation...
January 17, 2018: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343148/predictors-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-volume-and-distribution-in-brain-arteriovenous-malformation
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Jay F Yu, Andrew D Nicholson, Jeffrey Nelson, Matthew D Alexander, Stephanie H Tse, Steven W Hetts, J Claude Hemphill, Helen Kim, Daniel L Cooke
Background and purpose Despite evidence regarding risk factors for brain arteriovenous malformation (bAVM)-associated spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), few data exist describing the spectrum of clinical outcomes that bAVM-associated ICH may manifest. This study aimed to identify the demographical, clinical, and bAVM anatomical variables associated with ICH volume and the presence of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of ruptured bAVMs, two indicators of worse clinical outcome, to help better predict outcome for unruptured bAVMs...
January 1, 2018: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343134/implementation-of-vaginal-cleansing-prior-to-cesarean-delivery-to-decrease-endometritis-rates
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Laura Felder, Amanda Paternostro, Johanna Quist-Nelson, Jason Baxter, Vincenzo Berghella
BACKGROUND: Endometritis is a postpartum complication that is more common after cesarean delivery. It frequently requires intravenous antibiotic administration, prolonged hospital stays, and carries a risk of sepsis or abscess formation. Precesarean vaginal preparation has been shown to decrease the risk of endometritis in patients who have labored or have ruptured membranes. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess the practical implementation of a protocol for vaginal cleansing prior to cesarean delivery and the subsequent effect on endometritis rates in a clinical setting...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342431/comparison-of-access-type-on-perioperative-outcomes-after-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Jeffrey J Siracuse, Alik Farber, Jeffrey A Kalish, Douglas W Jones, Denis Rybin, Gheorghe Doros, Salvatore T Scali, Marc L Schermerhorn
OBJECTIVE: Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) can be performed through percutaneous or surgical access. Our goal was to assess the difference in perioperative outcomes based on access type in a real-world setting. METHODS: The Vascular Quality Initiative (VQI) database was queried for EVAR. Univariable analysis and multivariable analysis were used to determine the independent effect of access type. RESULTS: There were 8340 (64%) and 4747 (36%) EVAR procedures performed through percutaneous and surgical access (3395 [72%] transverse and 1352 [28%] vertical incisions)...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342256/comparison-of-pregnancy-outcomes-between-maternity-waiting-home-users-and-non-users-at-hospitals-with-and-without-a-maternity-waiting-home-retrospective-cohort-study
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Floris Braat, Tienke Vermeiden, Gashaw Getnet, Rita Schiffer, Thomas van den Akker, Jelle Stekelenburg
Objective: To examine the impact of a maternity waiting home (MWH) by comparing pregnancy outcomes between users and non-users at hospitals with and without an MWH. Methods: We conducted a retrospective cohort study in Ethiopia comparing one hospital with an MWH (Attat) to a second hospital without one (Butajira). A structured questionnaire among sampled women in 2014 and hospital records from 2011 to 2014 were used to compare sociodemographic characteristics and pregnancy outcomes between Attat MWH users and non-MWH users, Attat MWH users and Butajira, and Attat non-MWH users and Butajira...
January 12, 2018: International Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342134/chromosomal-instability-drives-metastasis-through-a-cytosolic-dna-response
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Samuel F Bakhoum, Bryan Ngo, Ashley M Laughney, Julie-Ann Cavallo, Charles J Murphy, Peter Ly, Pragya Shah, Roshan K Sriram, Thomas B K Watkins, Neil K Taunk, Mercedes Duran, Chantal Pauli, Christine Shaw, Kalyani Chadalavada, Vinagolu K Rajasekhar, Giulio Genovese, Subramanian Venkatesan, Nicolai J Birkbak, Nicholas McGranahan, Mark Lundquist, Quincey LaPlant, John H Healey, Olivier Elemento, Christine H Chung, Nancy Y Lee, Marcin Imielenski, Gouri Nanjangud, Dana Pe'er, Don W Cleveland, Simon N Powell, Jan Lammerding, Charles Swanton, Lewis C Cantley
Chromosomal instability is a hallmark of cancer that results from ongoing errors in chromosome segregation during mitosis. Although chromosomal instability is a major driver of tumour evolution, its role in metastasis has not been established. Here we show that chromosomal instability promotes metastasis by sustaining a tumour cell-autonomous response to cytosolic DNA. Errors in chromosome segregation create a preponderance of micronuclei whose rupture spills genomic DNA into the cytosol. This leads to the activation of the cGAS-STING (cyclic GMP-AMP synthase-stimulator of interferon genes) cytosolic DNA-sensing pathway and downstream noncanonical NF-κB signalling...
January 17, 2018: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341947/spontaneous-direct-carotid-cavernous-fistula-in-an-elderly-patient
#16
Stanimir S Sirakov, Borislav D Kitov, Kristina S Sirakova, Ivo I Kehayov
We describe the case of an 83-year-old woman with left-sided ophthalmoplegia. She had no family history of connective tissue disease. The computed tomography study found a dilated left cavernous sinus. The conventional cerebral panangiography confirmed the diagnosis - a direct carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF), with no evidence of ruptured aneurysm. The woman underwent endovascular treatment with coiling of the cavernous sinus in combination with application of the Onyx embolic agent in the fistula. During the first 48 hours after the embolization the local pain, exophthalmos and conjunctival injection of the left eye were significantly ameliorated...
December 20, 2017: Folia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341685/intermittent-granular-dynamics-at-a-seismogenic-plate-boundary
#17
Yasmine Meroz, Brendan J Meade
Earthquakes at seismogenic plate boundaries are a response to the differential motions of tectonic blocks embedded within a geometrically complex network of branching and coalescing faults. Elastic strain is accumulated at a slow strain rate on the order of 10^{-15}  s^{-1}, and released intermittently at intervals >100  yr, in the form of rapid (seconds to minutes) coseismic ruptures. The development of macroscopic models of quasistatic planar tectonic dynamics at these plate boundaries has remained challenging due to uncertainty with regard to the spatial and kinematic complexity of fault system behaviors...
September 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341147/genotype-and-risk-of-tumour-rupture-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumour
#18
K Boye, J-M Berner, I Hompland, Ø S Bruland, S Stoldt, K Sundby Hall, B Bjerkehagen, T Hølmebakk
BACKGROUND: Tumour rupture is a strong predictor of poor outcome in gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) of the stomach and small intestine. The objective was to determine whether tumour genotype was associated with risk of rupture. METHODS: Rupture was classified according to the definition proposed by the Oslo Sarcoma Group. Since January 2000, data were registered retrospectively for all patients at Oslo University Hospital undergoing surgery for localized GIST of the stomach or small intestine...
January 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341134/fatal-hemorrhage-from-an-arteriovenous-fistula
#19
Petr Handlos, Klára Marecová, Margita Smatanová, Igor Dvořáček, Martin Dobiáš
In this study, we present two cases of sudden deaths of people with end-stage kidney with arteriovenous fistulas for long-term hemodialysis treatment. This procedure is associated with a number of known complications. While stenosis, thrombosis, and infection are well known, lethal hemorrhage from arteriovenous fistula is much less commonly encountered. Inspection of the bodies at the scene of the death by a medical examiner suggested that the deaths were due to exsanguination. Autopsies revealed visible defects on the front wall of the arteriovenous fistulas...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341106/the-effect-of-surgery-on-subsequent-pregnancy-outcomes-among-patients-with-cesarean-scar-diverticulum
#20
Xian-Ying Cheng, Li Cheng, Wen-Juan Li, Ling-Hua Qian, Yong-Qin Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether surgical treatment of cesarean scar diverticulum (CSD) reduced adverse outcomes during the subsequent pregnancy. METHODS: A retrospective observational study was conducted using the medical records of pregnant women with CSD who attended a single hospital in Hangzhou, China, between January 1, 2014, and December 31, 2016. Baseline characteristics and pregnancy outcomes were compared between the surgery group and the no surgery group...
January 17, 2018: International Journal of Gynaecology and Obstetrics
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