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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792884/pharmacological-inhibition-of-dna-methylation-attenuates-pressure-overload-induced-cardiac-hypertrophy-in-rats
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Justus Stenzig, Yvonne Schneeberger, Alexandra Löser, Barbara S Peters, Andreas Schaefer, Rong-Rong Zhao, Shi Ling Ng, Grit Höppner, Birgit Geertz, Marc N Hirt, Wilson Tan, Eleanor Wong, Hermann Reichenspurner, Roger S-Y Foo, Thomas Eschenhagen
BACKGROUND: Heart failure is associated with altered gene expression and DNA methylation. De novo DNA methylation is associated with gene silencing, but its role in cardiac pathology remains incompletely understood. We hypothesized that inhibition of DNA methyltransferases (DNMT) might prevent the deregulation of gene expression and the deterioration of cardiac function under pressure overload (PO). To test this hypothesis, we evaluated a DNMT inhibitor in PO in rats and analysed DNA methylation in cardiomyocytes...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789890/surveillance-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-isolated-optic-pathway-gliomas-is-gadolinium-necessary
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Ezekiel Maloney, A Luana Stanescu, Francisco A Perez, Ramesh S Iyer, Randolph K Otto, Sarah Leary, Lotte Steuten, Amanda I Phipps, Dennis W W Shaw
BACKGROUND: Pediatric optic pathway gliomas are typically indolent but have a variable clinical course. Treatment is dictated by symptoms and changes on contrast-enhanced MRI examinations. Gadolinium retention in children has motivated parsimonious use of gadolinium-based contrast agents. OBJECTIVES: To determine surveillance MR factors that motivate changes in tumor-directed therapies and extrapolate cost-efficacy of a non-contrast follow-up protocol. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using an imaging database search we identified children with isolated optic pathway gliomas and ≥3 follow-up contrast-enhanced MRIs...
May 22, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788942/use-of-autologous-bone-marrow-stem-cell-implantation-for-osteonecrosis-of-the-knee-in-sickle-cell-disease-a-preliminary-report
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Gildasio Daltro, Bruno Adelmo Franco, Thiago Batista Faleiro, Davi Araujo Veiga Rosário, Paula Braga Daltro, Roberto Meyer, Vitor Fortuna
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to evaluate safety, feasibility and clinical results of bone marrow mononuclear cell (BMC) implantation for early-stage osteonecrosis of the knee (OK) secondary to sickle cell disease. METHODS: Thirty-three SCD patients (45 knees) with OK treated with BMC implantation in the osteonecrotic lesion were clinically and functionally evaluated through the American Knee Society Clinical Score (KSS), Knee Functional Score (KFS) and Numeric Rating Scale (NRS) pain score...
May 22, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788534/prospective-evaluation-of-68-ga-dotatate-pet-ct-in-limited-disease-neuroendocrine-tumors-and-or-elevated-serum-neuroendocrine-biomarkers
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Sophie Gabriel, Philippe Garrigue, Laetitia Dahan, Frédéric Castinetti, Frédéric Sebag, Karine Baumstark, Cendrine Archange, Jha Abhishek, Karel Pacak, Benjamin Guillet, David Taïeb
CONTEXT: The 68 Ga-labelled somatostatin analogues (68 Ga-DOTA-SSAs) is becoming popular as an important diagnostic tool in neuroendocrine tumors as evidenced by a growing number of reports detailing institutional experience with various DOTA peptides. However, only few prospective studies have compared 68 Ga-DOTA-SSAs and somatostatin receptor scintigraphy (SRS) in gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (GEP-NETs) and pulmonary neuroendocrine tumors. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our prospective study was to perform head-to-head comparison between 68 Ga-DOTATATE PET/CT and standard imaging work-up (SI) that included multiphasic CT, liver MRI, and SRS using single photon emission computed tomography...
May 22, 2018: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786588/-infectious-complications-of-prostate-biopsy
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Marcin Łykowski, Bartosz Dybowski, Sławomir Poletajew, Tomasz Piecha, Piotr Radziszewski
Prostate cancer is the second most common malignancy in men in Poland. Prostate biopsy remains the gold standard for diagnosis. Every year, the number of procedures is increasing, so knowledge of possible complications is becoming crucial. Over time, a continuous increase in infectious complications of prostate biopsy is observed, so it is important to identify risk factors and preventive methods. Antibiotic prophylaxis is mandatory for prostate biopsy. Simultaneously, complications after prostate biopsy affect as many as 90% of patients, including up to 17% of infective complications...
2018: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785469/early-detection-of-cerebral-infarction-after-focal-ischemia-using-a-new-mri-indicator
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Yukako Nakajo, Qiang Zhao, Jun-Ichiro Enmi, Hidehiro Iida, Jun C Takahashi, Hiroharu Kataoka, Keiko Yamato, Hiroji Yanamoto
Prolongation of the T2 relaxation time, an increase in T2-weighted signal intensity (T2-SI), and a decrease in the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) calculated from diffusion-weighted images (DWI) on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are conventional indicators of the vasogenic (interstitial) or cytotoxic (cellular) cerebral edema that develops after ischemic stroke. However, these parameters obtained on stroke imaging have not given us a precise threshold at which we can determine the viability or vulnerability of the tissue, allowing us to decide on an intervention that will help reversible tissue in the acute phase...
May 21, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781570/effect-of-motor-based-speech-intervention-on-articulatory-placement-in-the-treatment-of-a-posterior-nasal-fricative-a-preliminary-mri-study-on-a-single-subject
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Kazlin N Mason, Eshan Pua, Jamie L Perry
BACKGROUND: Posterior nasal fricatives are a learned compensatory articulation error and commonly substituted for oral fricatives. Treatment of such articulation errors requires the modification or teaching of skilled movements. A motor-based approach is designed to teach the complex motor skill movement sequences required in the production of sounds. Although motor learning research is well established, little has been done to determine how the approach changes the underlying physiology of articulatory movements...
May 21, 2018: International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781568/diastolic-dysfunction-is-associated-with-exercise-impairment-in-patients-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Tarek Alsaied, Omar Niss, Adam W Powell, Robert J Fleck, James F Cnota, Clifford Chin, Punam Malik, Charles T Quinn, Michael D Taylor
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (DD) is an independent risk factor for mortality in sickle cell anemia (SCA) and is associated with increased extracellular volume (ECV) on cardiac MRI (CMR). Exercise impairment is common in SCA, but its causes and prognostic value are not well understood. OBJECTIVE: To study the effects of DD and ECV on cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) in patients with SCA. METHODS AND RESULTS: As part of a prospective study to characterize the cardiomyopathy of SCA (NCT02410811), 20 children and adults with SCA underwent CMR, echocardiography, and cycle ergometer CPET (age range 8-43 years)...
May 21, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781369/contralateral-extensive-cerebral-hemorrhagic-venous-infarction-caused-by-retrograde-venous-reflux-into-the-opposite-basal-vein-of-rosenthal-in-posttraumatic-carotid-cavernous-fistula-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Prasert Iampreechakul, Adisak Tanpun, Punjama Lertbusayanukul, Somkiet Siriwimonmas
We describe a patient with traumatic carotid-cavernous fistula (CCF), subsequently developing contralateral extensive hemorrhagic venous infarction from retrograde venous reflux into the opposite basal vein of Rosenthal. A 54-year-old woman was involved in a motor vehicle accident and sustained severe traumatic brain injury. Two months later, she developed bilateral proptosis and audible bruit. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the brain demonstrated the right direct CCF...
January 1, 2018: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781334/surgical-treatment-of-dystonia
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Rubens G Cury, Suneil K Kalia, Binit B Shah, Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, L K Prashanth, Elena Moro
Treatment of dystonia should be individualized and tailored to the specific needs of patients. Surgical treatment is an important option in medically refractory cases. Several issues regarding type of the surgical intervention, targets, and predict factors of benefit are still under debate. Areas covered: To date, several clinical trials have proven the benefit and safety of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for inherited and idiopathic isolated dystonia, whereas there is still insufficient evidence in combined and acquired dystonia...
May 21, 2018: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780318/the-aerobic-and-cognitive-exercise-study-aces-for-community-dwelling-older-adults-with-or-at-risk-for-mild-cognitive-impairment-mci-neuropsychological-neurobiological-and-neuroimaging-outcomes-of-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Cay Anderson-Hanley, Nicole M Barcelos, Earl A Zimmerman, Robert W Gillen, Mina Dunnam, Brian D Cohen, Vadim Yerokhin, Kenneth E Miller, David J Hayes, Paul J Arciero, Molly Maloney, Arthur F Kramer
Prior research has found that cognitive benefits of physical exercise and brain health in older adults may be enhanced when mental exercise is interactive simultaneously, as in exergaming. It is unclear whether the cognitive benefit can be maximized by increasing the degree of mental challenge during exercise. This randomized clinical trial (RCT), the Aerobic and Cognitive Exercise Study (ACES) sought to replicate and extend prior findings of added cognitive benefit from exergaming to those with or at risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777174/how-does-blood-regulate-cerebral-temperatures-during-hypothermia
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Stephen Blowers, Ian Marshall, Michael Thrippleton, Peter Andrews, Bridget Harris, Iain Bethune, Prashant Valluri
Macro-modeling of cerebral blood flow can help determine the impact of thermal intervention during instances of head trauma to mitigate tissue damage. This work presents a bioheat model using a 3D fluid-porous domain coupled with intersecting 1D arterial and venous vessel trees. This combined vascular porous (VaPor) model resolves both cerebral blood flow and energy equations, including heat generated by metabolism, using vasculature extracted from MRI data and is extended using a tree generation algorithm...
May 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775155/long-term-surgical-outcomes-following-transsphenoidal-surgery-in-patients-with-rathke-s-cleft-cysts
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Michelle Lin, Michelle A Wedemeyer, Daniel Bradley, Daniel A Donoho, Vance L Fredrickson, Martin H Weiss, John D Carmichael, Gabriel Zada
OBJECTIVE Rathke's cleft cysts (RCCs) are benign epithelial lesions of the sellar region typically treated via a transsphenoidal approach with cyst fenestration and drainage. At present, there is limited evidence to guide patient selection for operative treatment. Furthermore, there is minimal literature describing factors contributing to cyst recurrence. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective analysis of 109 consecutive cases of pathology-confirmed RCCs treated via a transsphenoidal approach at a single center from 1995 to 2016...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772407/total-laparoscopic-hysterectomy-for-endometriosis-and-an-arteriovenous-malformation
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Emilie Schwartz, Emilie Faller, Chérif Youssef Akladios, Michel Greget, Catherine Roy, Arnaud Wattiez
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Demonstrate a laparoscopic management of an arteriovenous malformation in a patient with deep pelvic endometriosis DESIGN: A step-by-step explanation of the surgery using video (instructive video). SETTING: Hautepierre Universitary Hospital of Strasbourg in France INTERVENTION: We describe the case of a 37 years old patient presenting deep pelvic endometriosis and an uterine arteriovenous malformation. It was during a tubal ligation in 2015, that the deep pelvic endometriosis was diagnosed...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771696/the-future-of-anesthesia-for-interventional-radiology
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Annie Amin, Jason Scott Lane
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review novel procedures in interventional radiology and describe anesthetic implications. RECENT FINDINGS: Noninvasive treatment options for patients who are nonsurgical candidates are on the rise. The complication rate for patients receiving anesthesia in the interventional radiology suite is higher than other nonoperating room anesthetizing locations. The investigative use of catheter-directed thrombolysis for acute submassive pulmonary embolism will likely lead to an increased demand for anesthesia assistance...
May 15, 2018: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770311/-super-active-surveillance-mri-ultrasound-fusion-biopsy-and-ablation-for-less-invasive-management-of-prostate-cancer
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REVIEW
Jonathan B Bloom, Samuel A Gold, Graham R Hale, Kareem N Rayn, Vikram K Sabarwal, Ivane Bakhutashvili, Vladimir Valera, Baris Turkbey, Peter A Pinto, Bradford J Wood
Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) of the prostate has allowed clinicians to better visualize and target suspicious lesions during biopsy. Targeted prostate biopsies give a more accurate representation of the true cancer volume and stage so that appropriate treatment or active surveillance can be selected. Advances in technology have led to the development of MRI and ultrasound fusion platforms used for targeted biopsies, monitoring cancer progression, and more recently for the application of focal therapy...
April 2018: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770292/innovative-interventional-catheterization-techniques-for-congenital-heart-disease
#17
REVIEW
Jeffrey D Zampi, Wendy Whiteside
Since 1929, when the first cardiac catheterization was safely performed in a human by Dr. Werner Forssmann (on himself), there has been a rapid progression of cardiac catheterization techniques and technologies. Today, these advances allow us to treat a wide variety of patients with congenital heart disease using minimally invasive techniques; from fetus to infants to adults, and from simple to complex congenital cardiac lesions. In this article, we will explore some of the exciting advances in cardiac catheterization for the treatment of congenital heart disease, including transcatheter valve implantation, hybrid procedures, biodegradable technologies, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided catheterization...
April 2018: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760644/an-algorithm-for-preclinical-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
REVIEW
Tapan K Khan
Almost all Alzheimer's disease (AD) therapeutic trials have failed in recent years. One of the main reasons for failure is due to designing the disease-modifying clinical trials at the advanced stage of the disease when irreversible brain damage has already occurred. Diagnosis of the preclinical stage of AD and therapeutic intervention at this phase, with a perfect target, are key points to slowing the progression of the disease. Various AD biomarkers hold enormous promise for identifying individuals with preclinical AD and predicting the development of AD dementia in the future, but no single AD biomarker has the capability to distinguish the AD preclinical stage...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758936/evaluation-of-integrated-color-coded-perfusion-analysis-for-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-after-percutaneous-interventions-for-malignant-liver-lesions-first-results
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I Wiesinger, L P Beyer, N Zausig, N Verloh, P Wiggermann, C Stroszczynski, E M Jung
BACKGROUND:  With the rising number of percutaneous ablation therapies in malignant liver lesions there is a need of reliable diagnostics after the intervention to differentiate between reactive changes and tumor. PURPOSE: To assess the success of percutaneous ablation therapies for malignant liver lesions using CEUS with perfusion analysis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of perfusion analysis for 67 patients with 94 malignant liver lesions, treated with ablation therapies...
2018: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29757433/the-effects-of-useful-field-of-view-training-on-brain-activity-and-connectivity
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Lesley A Ross, Christina E Webb, Christine Whitaker, Jarrod M Hicks, Erica L Schmidt, Shaadee Samimy, Nancy A Dennis, Kristina M Visscher
Objectives: Useful Field of View training (UFOVt) is an adaptive computerized cognitive intervention that improves visual attention and transfers to maintained health and everyday functioning in older adults. Although its efficacy is well established, the neural mechanisms underlying this intervention are unknown. This pilot study used functional MRI (fMRI) to explore neural changes following UFOVt. Method: Task-driven and resting-state fMRI were used to examine changes in brain activity and connectivity in healthy older adults randomized to 10 hr of UFOVt (n = 13), 10 hr of cognitively stimulating activities (CSA; n = 11), or a no-contact control (NC; n = 10)...
May 11, 2018: Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences
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