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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319168/targeting-chronic-cardiac-remodeling-with-cardiac-progenitor-cells-in-a-murine-model-of-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
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Janine C Deddens, Dries A Feyen, Peter-Paul Zwetsloot, Maike A Brans, Sailay Siddiqi, Linda W van Laake, Pieter A Doevendans, Joost P Sluijter
BACKGROUND: Translational failure for cardiovascular disease is a substantial problem involving both high research costs and an ongoing lack of novel treatment modalities. Despite the progress already made, cell therapy for chronic heart failure in the clinical setting is still hampered by poor translation. We used a murine model of chronic ischemia/reperfusion injury to examine the effect of minimally invasive application of cardiac progenitor cells (CPC) in cardiac remodeling and to improve clinical translation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317393/structural-analysis-of-two-different-stent-configurations
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M Simão, J M Ferreira, J Mora-Rodriguez, H M Ramos
Two different stent configurations (i.e. the well known Palmaz-Schatz (PS) and a new stent configuration) are mechanically investigated. A finite element model was used to study the two geometries under combining loads and a computational fluid dynamic model based on fluid structure interaction was developed investigating the plaque and the artery wall reactions in a stented arterial segment. These models determine the stress and displacement fields of the two stents under internal pressure conditions. Results suggested that stent designs cause alterations in vascular anatomy that adversely affect arterial stress distributions within the wall, which have impact in the vessel responses such as the restenosis...
March 20, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317238/hydrolysis-of-peptidoglycan-is-modulated-by-amidation-of-meso-diaminopimelic-acid-and-mg-2-in-bacillus-subtilis
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Alex Dajkovic, Benoit Tesson, Smita Chauhan, Pascal Courtin, Ruth Keary, Pierre Flores, Christian Marlière, Sergio Felipe, Marie-Pierre Chapot-Chartier, Rut Carballido-Lopez
The ability of excess Mg(2+) to compensate the absence of cell wall related genes in Bacillus subtilis has been known for a long time, but the mechanism has remained obscure. Here, we show that the rigidity of wild-type cells remains unaffected with excess Mg(2+) , but the proportion of amidated meso-diaminopimelic (mDAP) acid in their peptidoglycan (PG) is significantly reduced. We identify the amidotransferase AsnB as responsible for mDAP amidation and show that the gene encoding it is essential without added Mg(2+) ...
March 20, 2017: Molecular Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317155/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-dipping-pattern-in-hypertensive-patients-on-the-left-ventricular-systolic-functions-by-two-dimensional-strain-analysis
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Hüseyin Göksülük, Ulvin Habibova, Aydan Ongun, Müge Akbulut, Nil Özyüncü, Türkan Seda Tan Kürklü, Cetin Erol
BACKGROUND: Nondipping blood pressure pattern carry a high risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular complications due to a higher cumulative pressure overload. We aimed to define the role of strain analysis for detecting subclinical left ventricular systolic dysfunction in recently diagnosed nondipper and dipper hypertensive patients with normal left ventricular systolic function. METHODS: Study population consisted of two groups of patients, Group 1: 45 dipper patients and Group 2: 43 nondipper patients...
March 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299230/reconstruction-of-chest-wall-by-cryopreserved-sternal-allograft-after-resection-of-aneurysmal-bone-cyst-of-sternum
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Kambiz Sheikhy, Azizollah Abbasi Dezfouli, Farahnaz Sadegh Beigee
A 20-year-old female was referred to our hospital due to deformity and bulging in anterior aspect of chest wall in sternal area. Chest X-ray and CT scan confirmed a large mass with destruction of sternum. Pathologic diagnosis after incisional biopsy was compatible with aneurysmal bone cyst. We resected sternum completely and reconstructed large anterior defect by a cryopreserved sternal allograft. In follow-up of patient there was no unstability of chest wall with good cosmetic result.
2017: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298286/echo-parameters-for-differential-diagnosis-in-cardiac-amyloidosis-a-head-to-head-comparison-of-deformation-and-nondeformation-parameters
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Efstathios D Pagourelias, Oana Mirea, Jürgen Duchenne, Johan Van Cleemput, Michel Delforge, Jan Bogaert, Tatyana Kuznetsova, Jens-Uwe Voigt
BACKGROUND: A plethora of echo parameters has been suggested for distinguishing cardiac amyloidosis (CA) from other causes of myocardial thickening with, however, scarce data on their head-to-head comparison. This study aimed at comparing the diagnostic accuracy of various deformation and conventional echo parameters in differentiating CA from other hypertrophic substrates, especially in the gray zone of mild hypertrophy (maximum wall thickness ≤16 mm) or normal ejection fraction (EF)...
March 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297643/effects-of-polymer-length-and-salt-concentration-on-the-transport-of-ssdna-in-nanofluidic-channels
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Weixin Qian, Kentaro Doi, Satoyuki Kawano
Electrokinetic phenomena in micro/nanofluidic channels have attracted considerable attention because precise control of molecular transport in liquids is required to optically and electrically capture the behavior of single molecules. However, the detailed mechanisms of polymer transport influenced by electroosmotic flows and electric fields in micro/nanofluidic channels have not yet been elucidated. In this study, a Langevin dynamics simulation was used to investigate the electrokinetic transport of single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) in a cylindrical nanochannel, employing a coarse-grained bead-spring model that quantitatively reproduced the radius of gyration, diffusion coefficient, and electrophoretic mobility of the polymer...
March 14, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297355/mr-image-based-synthetic-ct-for-imrt-prostate-treatment-planning-and-cbct-image-guided-localization
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Shupeng Chen, Hong Quan, An Qin, Seonghwan Yee, Di Yan
The purpose of this study was to propose and evaluate a method of creating a synthetic CT (S-CT) from MRI simulation for dose calculation and daily CBCT localization. A pair of MR and CT images was obtained in the same day from each of 10 prostate patients. The pair of MR and CT images was preregistered using the deformable image registration (DIR). Using the corresponding displacement vector field (atlas-DVF), the CT image was deformed to the MR image to create an atlas MR-CT pair. Regions of interest (ROI) on the atlas MR-CT pair were delineated and used to create atlas-ROI masks...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295338/modified-transnasal-endoscopic-medial-maxillectomy-through-prelacrimal-duct-approach
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Motohiko Suzuki, Yoshihisa Nakamura, Makoto Yokota, Shinya Ozaki, Shingo Murakami
OBJECTIVE: We previously reported a modified endoscopic medial maxillectomy (modified transnasal endoscopic medial maxillectomy through prelacrimal duct approach [MTEMMPDA]) to resect inverted papilloma (IP), for which the inferior turbinate (IT) and nasolacrimal duct (ND) can be preserved. MTEMMPDA is a safe and effective method to obtain wide, straight access to the maxillary sinus (MS). However, there are few reported cases of patients who underwent MTEMMPDA, and even fewer of patients who underwent partial osteotomy of the apertura piriformis and the anterior wall of the MS...
March 14, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294279/smart-wearable-kevlar-based-safeguarding-electronic-textile-with-excellent-sensing-performance
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Sheng Wang, Shouhu Xuan, Mei Liu, Linfeng Bai, Shuaishuai Zhang, Min Sang, Wanquan Jiang, Xinglong Gong
A novel S-ST/MWCNT/Kevlar-based wearable electronic textile (WET) with enhanced safeguarding performance and force sensing ability was fabricated. Stab resistance performance tests under quasi-static and dynamic conditions show that the maximum resistance force and penetration impact energy for the WET are 18 N and 11.76 J, which represent a 90% and 50% increment with respect to the neat Kevlar, respectively. Dynamic impact resistance tests show that the WET absorbs all the impact energy. The maximum resistance force of the WET is 1052 N, which represents an improvement of about 190% with respect to neat Kevlar...
March 15, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290836/-problems-and-perspectives-of-echocardiographic-evaluation-of-the-left-ventricular-diastolic-function
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M N Alekhin
This literature review is devoted to noninvasive evaluation of the left ventricular (LV) diastolic function by echocardiography with special stress on existing problems of detection of LV dysfunction by Doppler echocardiography of transmitral blood flow. Basing on existent algorithms one often cannot clearly judge whether LV dysfunction is present even when such methods are used as assessment of blood flow in pulmonary veins, transmitral blood flow during the Valsalva maneuver, etc. The review also contains discussion and analysis of newly suggested Doppler echocardiography based algorithms of detection of LV diastolic dysfunction and estimation of its severity (two-dimensional deformation of left atrial walls, three-dimensional echocardiography and three-dimensional deformation of the left ventricle)...
January 2017: Kardiologiia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287938/soft-tissue-sarcomas-of-the-abdomen-and-pelvis-radiologic-pathologic-features-part-1-common-sarcomas-from-the-radiologic-pathology-archives
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Angela D Levy, Maria A Manning, Waddah B Al-Refaie, Markku M Miettinen
Soft-tissue sarcomas are a diverse group of rare mesenchymal malignancies that can arise at any location in the body and affect all age groups. These sarcomas are most common in the extremities, trunk wall, retroperitoneum, and head and neck. In the adult population, soft-tissue sarcomas arising in the abdomen and pelvis are often large masses at the time of diagnosis because they are usually clinically silent or cause vague or mild symptoms until they invade or compress vital organs. In contrast, soft-tissue sarcomas arising from the abdominal wall come to clinical attention earlier in the course of disease because they cause a palpable mass, abdominal wall deformity, or pain that is more clinically apparent...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268870/the-impact-of-deformation-of-an-aneurysm-model-under-pulsatile-flow-on-hemodynamic-analysis
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T Kawakami, H Takao, C Ichikawa, K Kamiya, Y Murayama, M Motosuke
Hemodynamic analysis of cerebral aneurysms has been widely carried out to clarify the mechanisms of their growth and rupture. In several cases, patient-specific aneurysm models made of transparent polymers have been used. Even though periodic changes in aneurysms due to the pulsation of blood flow could be important, the deformation of the model geometry and its effect on hemodynamic evaluation has not been fully investigated. In addition, the fabrication accuracy of aneurysm models has not been evaluated even though it may affect the hemodynamic parameters to be analyzed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264515/fabrication-and-optimal-design-of-biodegradable-polymeric-stents-for-aneurysms-treatments
#14
Xue Han, Xia Wu, Michael Kelly, Xiongbiao Chen
An aneurysm is a balloon-like bulge in the wall of blood vessels, occurring in major arteries of the heart and brain. Biodegradable polymeric stent-assisted coiling is expected to be the ideal treatment of wide-neck complex aneurysms. This paper presents the development of methods to fabricate and optimally design biodegradable polymeric stents for aneurysms treatment. Firstly, a dispensing-based rapid prototyping (DBRP) system was developed to fabricate coil and zigzag structures of biodegradable polymeric stents...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261660/fragmentation-of-wall-rock-garnets-during-deep-crustal-earthquakes
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Håkon Austrheim, Kristina G Dunkel, Oliver Plümper, Benoit Ildefonse, Yang Liu, Bjørn Jamtveit
Fractures and faults riddle the Earth's crust on all scales, and the deformation associated with them is presumed to have had significant effects on its petrological and structural evolution. However, despite the abundance of directly observable earthquake activity, unequivocal evidence for seismic slip rates along ancient faults is rare and usually related to frictional melting and the formation of pseudotachylites. We report novel microstructures from garnet crystals in the immediate vicinity of seismic slip planes that transected lower crustal granulites during intermediate-depth earthquakes in the Bergen Arcs area, western Norway, some 420 million years ago...
February 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237430/evaluation-of-impact-of-an-external-breast-shield-flexishield-in-electronic-brachytherapy-for-breast-iort-a-phantom-study
#16
Yongbok Kim, Jason Wei-Yeong Huynh, Victor J Gonzalez
PURPOSE: To investigate Axxent (iCAD, Inc., San Jose, CA) electronic brachytherapy balloon deformation and its dosimetric impact because of an external flexible shield (FlexiShield [FS]; iCAD, Inc.). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Prostheses breast tissue phantom overlaid three spherical balloon applicators to simulate three clinical scenarios depending on minimum skin-to-balloon surface spacing (SS): balloon with SS of 2 cm, 1 cm, and balloon with 1 cm SS and touching the chest wall...
February 23, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229358/postmastectomy-radiation-therapy-and-breast-reconstruction-with-autologous-tissue
#17
Yasunobu Terao, Koichiro Taniguchi, Miwako Fujii, So Moriyama
Immediate breast reconstruction is an important tool for patients to accept and overcome their breast cancer, as well as for cosmetic reasons. However, its use in patients who require postmastectomy radiation therapy (PMRT) is not yet clear. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of PMRT and reconstruction on each other. The time of initiation of PMRT, the prognosis, and the cosmetic results were investigated in patients who underwent immediate reconstruction using autologous tissue. In the case of delayed reconstruction using autologous tissue after PMRT, radiation damage of the chest skin, design of the flap, and cosmetic results were investigated...
February 22, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227068/the-impact-of-deformation-of-an-aneurysm-model-under-pulsatile-flow-on-hemodynamic-analysis
#18
T Kawakami, H Takao, C Ichikawa, K Kamiya, Y Murayama, M Motosuke, T Kawakami, H Takao, C Ichikawa, K Kamiya, Y Murayama, M Motosuke, C Ichikawa, H Takao, K Kamiya, M Motosuke, T Kawakami, Y Murayama
Hemodynamic analysis of cerebral aneurysms has been widely carried out to clarify the mechanisms of their growth and rupture. In several cases, patient-specific aneurysm models made of transparent polymers have been used. Even though periodic changes in aneurysms due to the pulsation of blood flow could be important, the deformation of the model geometry and its effect on hemodynamic evaluation has not been fully investigated. In addition, the fabrication accuracy of aneurysm models has not been evaluated even though it may affect the hemodynamic parameters to be analyzed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216760/vanishing-bone-disease-of-chest-wall-and-spine-with-kyphoscoliosis-and-neurological-deficit-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#19
Sudhir Kumar Srivastava, Rishi Anil Aggarwal, Pradip Sharad Nemade, Sunil Krishna Bhoale
Vanishing bone disease is an extremely rare disorder of unknown etiology characterized by idiopathic osteolysis of bone. We describe a case of vanishing bone disease of chest wall and spine with kyphoscoliosis and neurological deficit. A 17-year-old male presented with gradually progressive deformity of back and dorsal compressive myelopathy with nonambulatory power in lower limbs. Radiographs revealed absent 4(th)-7(th) ribs on the right side with dorsal kyphoscoliosis and severe canal narrowing at the apex...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214505/positional-right-ventricular-obstruction-in-pectus-excavatum
#20
Katherine Underwood, Matthew Vorsanger, Muhamed Saric, Adam H Skolnick
Pectus excavatum is one of the most common congenital chest wall deformities. The degree of sternal depression, which may result in compression of the right heart by the chest wall, is variable. While typically asymptomatic, there are various symptoms that can result from severe pectus excavatum. We report on a patient with severe pectus excavatum leading to dynamic obstruction of the right ventricular outflow tract in the seated position.
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
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