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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730452/transcranial-color-doppler-in-stroke-free-adult-patients-with-sickle-cell-disease
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G Graziadei, F M Casoni, F Annoni, I Cortinovis, P Ridolfi, I Gandolfi, A Marcon, E Di Pierro, M D Cappellini
The threshold velocity ≥200 cm/s at transcranial Doppler (TCD) evaluation is a useful cut-off for preventing the stroke (STOP trial) in pediatric patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), term including different types of sickle genotypes. Scanty data are available for adult SCD patients. We compared intracranial blood flow velocities between adult SCD patients and controls using transcranial color Doppler (TCCD), measuring the peak of systolic velocity (PSV) with the insonation angle correction and the pulsatility index (PI), an indicator of endothelial elasticity...
July 20, 2017: Annals of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728785/operative-strategies-to-reduce-cerebral-embolic-events-during-on-and-off-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-surgery-a-stratified-prospective-randomized-trial
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Michael E Halkos, Aaron Anderson, Jose Nilo G Binongo, Anthony Stringer, Yi Lasanajak, Vinod H Thourani, Omar M Lattouf, Robert A Guyton, Kim T Baio, Eric Sarin, William B Keeling, N Renee Cook, Katherine Carssow, Alexis Neill, Kathryn E Glas, John D Puskas
OBJECTIVE: To determine the impact of different aortic clamping strategies on the incidence of cerebral embolic events during coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS: Between 2012 and 2015, 142 patients with low-grade aortic disease (epiaortic ultrasound grade I/II) undergoing primary isolated CABG were studied. Those undergoing off-pump CABG were randomized to a partial clamp (n = 36) or clampless facilitating device (CFD; n = 36) strategy. Those undergoing on-pump CABG were randomized to a single-clamp (n = 34) or double-clamp (n = 36) strategy...
June 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720943/non-enzymatic-browning-due-to-storage-is-reduced-by-using-clarified-lemon-juice-as-acidifier-in-industrial-scale-production-of-canned-peach-halves
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Domingo Saura, Salud Vegara, Nuria Martí, Manuel Valero, José Laencina
Non-enzymatic browning (NEB) in canned peach halves in syrup during storage was investigated. Absorbance at 420 nm (A420), colorimetric parameters (CIELab, TCD and La/b), fructose, glucose and sucrose, total sugar, organic acids, ascorbic acid (AA), dehydroascorbic acid, and 2,3-diketogulonic acid were used to estimate the extent of NEB during 1 year of storage at 30 °C and the relationships between each of these parameters and A420 were established. The investigation was carried out to explore the possibility of replacing the E330 commonly used as acidifier by turbid or clarified lemon juice (TLJ or CLJ) to obtain a product having good nutrition with better retention of quality...
June 2017: Journal of Food Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711727/a-chemotherapy-only-regimen-of-busulfan-melphalan-and-fludarabine-and-rabbit-atg-followed-by-allogeneic-t-cell-depleted-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplants-for-the-treatment-of-myeloid-malignancies
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Barbara Spitzer, Ann A Jakubowski, Esperanza B Papadopoulos, Kirsten Fuller, Patrick D Hilden, James W Young, Juliet Barker, Guenther Koehne, Miguel-Angel Perales, Katharine C Hsu, Marcel R M van den Brink, Nancy A Kernan, Susan E Prockop, Andromachi Scaradavou, Hugo Castro-Malaspina, Richard J O'Reilly, Farid Boulad
We sought to develop a myeloablative chemotherapeutic regimen to secure consistent engraftment of T-cell depleted (TCD) hematopoietic stem cell transplants (HSCT) without the need for total body irradiation, thereby reducing toxicity, while maintaining low rates of GvHD and without increasing relapse. We investigated the myeloablative combination of busulfan and melphalan, with the immunosuppressive agents fludarabine and rabbit anti-thymocyte gloubin (r-ATG) as cytoreduction prior to a T-cell depleted HSCT...
July 12, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700720/altered-cerebral-blood-flow-velocity-features-in-fibromyalgia-patients-in-resting-state-conditions
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Alejandro Rodríguez, José Tembl, Patricia Mesa-Gresa, Miguel Ángel Muñoz, Pedro Montoya, Beatriz Rey
The aim of this study is to characterize in resting-state conditions the cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) signals of fibromyalgia patients. The anterior and middle cerebral arteries of both hemispheres from 15 women with fibromyalgia and 15 healthy women were monitored using Transcranial Doppler (TCD) during a 5-minute eyes-closed resting period. Several signal processing methods based on time, information theory, frequency and time-frequency analyses were used in order to extract different features to characterize the CBFV signals in the different vessels...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687500/analysis-of-hemodynamic-changes-in-early-stage-after-carotid-stenting-by-transcranial-doppler-a-preliminary-study
#6
Ziguang Yan, Min Yang, Guochen Niu, Yinghua Zou
BACKGROUND: Cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome (CHS) or hemodynamic instability(HI), caused by the hemodynamic changes, often occur within 6 hours after carotid artery stenting (CAS) The post-procedure cerebral hemodynamic change in the early phase, less than 6 hours after CAS, is largely unknown. In this study we evaluated the cerebral hemodynamic changes in patients after CAS using transcranial Doppler (TCD). METHODS: From January, 2013 to July, 2014, medical records of 61 patients underwent CAS were reviewed retrospectively...
July 4, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680306/changes-in-cerebral-blood-flow-in-patients-with-familial-mediterranean-fever
#7
Gözde Çetin, Uygar Utku, Nurhan Atilla, Kadir Gişi, Mehmet Sayarlioğlu
INTRODUCTION: It is known that there is a relationship between systemic inflammation and atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is one of the best-known causes of cerebrovascular diseases. The aim of this study was to assess cerebral blood flow velocity using transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography in patients with familial Mediterranean fever (FMF). METHODS: A total of 30 patients aged from 20 to 50 years with FMF were enrolled in the FMF group consecutively. The control group (non-FMF group) consisted of 30 age- and sex-matched randomly selected patients without FMF who had other diagnoses such as fibromyalgia and did not have risk factors for atherosclerosis...
June 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679328/partial-t-cell-depletion-improves-the-composite-endpoint-graft-versus-host-disease-free-relapse-free-survival-after-allogeneic-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Federico Simonetta, Stavroula Masouridi-Levrat, Yan Beauverd, Olga Tsopra, Yordanka Tirefort, Aikaterini Koutsi, Caroline Stephan, Karolina Polchlopek-Blasiak, Amandine Pradier, Carole Dantin, Marc Ansari, Eddy Roosnek, Yves Chalandon
Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD)-free, relapse-free survival (GRFS) is a recently reported composite endpoint that allows to simultaneously estimate risk of death, relapse and GvHD after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). In this retrospective study comprising 333 patients transplanted for hematologic malignancies, we compared GRFS in patients receiving partial T-cell-depleted (pTCD) grafts with patients receiving T-cell-replete grafts (No-TCD). pTCD was associated with a significantly improved GRFS...
July 6, 2017: Leukemia & Lymphoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676650/decreased-estimated-glomerular-filtration-rate-egfr-not-proteinuria-is-associated-with-asymptomatic-intracranial-arterial-stenosis-in-chinese-general-population
#9
Zhaoxia Li, Jinxin Li, Anxin Wang, Hua Pan, Shouling Wu, Xingquan Zhao
The relationship between chronic kidney disease (CKD), which is defined by declined estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) and/or proteinuria, and asymptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis (ICAS) is largely unknown. We conducted a population-based, cross-sectional study by recruiting 5209 participants free of previous stroke, transient ischemic attack and coronary heart disease. eGFR was calculated using the Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology Collaboration (CKD-EPI) formula and proteinuria was estimated with urine dipstick...
July 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671861/the-transcranial-doppler-sonography-for-optimal-monitoring-and-optimization-of-cerebral-perfusion-in-aortic-arch-surgery-a-case-series
#10
Tamer Ghazy, Ayham Darwisch, Torsten Schmidt, Phong Nguyen, Zuzana Fajfrova, Klaus Matschke, Utz Kappert
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the feasibility and advantages of transcranial doppler sonography (TCD) for monitoring and optimization of selective cerebral perfusion (SCP) in aortic arch surgery. METHODS: From April 2013 to April 2014, nine patients with extensive aortic pathology underwent surgery under moderate hypothermic cardiac arrest with unilateral antegrade SCP under TCD monitoring in our institution. Adequate sonographic window and visualization of circle of Willis were to be confirmed...
June 16, 2017: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671118/cerebral-hemodynamics-in-mild-cognitive-impairment-a-systematic-review
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Lucy Beishon, Victoria J Haunton, Ronney B Panerai, Thompson G Robinson
BACKGROUND: The incidence of dementia is projected to rise over the coming decades, but with no sensitive diagnostic tests available. Vascular pathology precedes the deposition of amyloid and is an attractive early target. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this review was to investigate the use of cerebral hemodynamics and oxygenation as a novel biomarker for mild cognitive impairment (MCI), focusing on transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668490/co-infections-by-double-stranded-dna-dsdna-viruses-after-ex-vivo-t-cell-depleted-cd34-selected-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-hct
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Yao-Ting Huang, Seong Jin Kim, Yeon Joo Lee, Daniel Burack, Paige Nichols, Molly Maloy, Miguel-Angel Perales, Sergio A Giralt, Ann A Jakubowski, Genovefa A Papanicolaou
Recipients of ex vivo T-cell depleted (TCD) HCT are at risk of infection by double stranded (ds) DNA viruses. We report rates of dsDNA viremia, end-organ disease (EOD), infection-related mortality, and overall survival (OS) in a contemporary cohort of adult TCD HCT recipients routinely monitored for cytomegalovirus (CMV), adenovirus (ADV), human herpesvirus 6 (HHV6) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Health care utilization in the first 6 months post HCT was compared between patients with dsDNA viremia versus no viremia...
June 28, 2017: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666433/establishing-an-icd-10-code-based-sari-surveillance-in-germany-description-of-the-system-and-first-results-from-five-recent-influenza-seasons
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S Buda, K Tolksdorf, E Schuler, R Kuhlen, W Haas
BACKGROUND: Syndromic surveillance of severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) is important to assess seriousness of disease as recommended by WHO for influenza. In 2015 the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) started to collaborate with a private hospital network to develop a SARI surveillance system using case-based data on ICD-10 codes. This first-time description of the system shows its application to the analysis of five influenza seasons. METHODS: Since week 40/2015, weekly updated anonymized data on discharged patients overall and on patients with respiratory illness including ICD-10 codes of primary and secondary diagnoses are transferred from the network data center to RKI...
June 30, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664392/validation-of-near-infrared-spectroscopy-for-monitoring-cerebral-autoregulation-in-comatose-patients
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Lucia Rivera-Lara, Romergryko Geocadin, Andres Zorrilla-Vaca, Ryan Healy, Batya R Radzik, Caitlin Palmisano, Marek Mirski, Wendy C Ziai, Charles Hogue
BACKGROUND: Transcranial Doppler (TCD) noninvasively measures cerebral blood flow (CBF) velocity and is a well-studied method to monitor cerebral autoregulation (CA). Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) has emerged as a promising noninvasive method to determine CA continuously by using regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rSO2) as a surrogate for CBF. Little is known about its accuracy to determine CA in patients with intracranial lesions. The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of rSO2-based CA monitoring with TCD methods in comatose patients with acute neurological injury...
June 29, 2017: Neurocritical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663521/intra-arterial-vasodilators-for-vasospasm-following-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-a-meta-analysis
#15
Anand Venkatraman, Ayaz M Khawaja, Sahil Gupta, Shalaka Hardas, John P Deveikis, Mark R Harrigan, Gyanendra Kumar
OBJECTIVE: The efficacy of intra-arterial vasodilators (IADs) for the treatment of vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) remains debatable. The objective of this meta-analysis was to pool estimates of angiographic and neurological response, clinical outcome, and mortality following treatment of vasospasm with IADs. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Embase, Scopus, Clinicaltrials.gov, Cochrane database, and CINAHL in December 2015 and August 2016...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648106/pressure-autoregulation-measurement-techniques-in-adult-tbi-part-i-a-scoping-review-of-intermittent-semi-intermittent-methods
#16
Frederick Adam Zeiler, Joseph Donnelly, Leanne Calviello, David Menon, Peter Smieleweski, Marek Czosnyka
To perform a systematic, scoping review of commonly described intermittent/semi-intermittent autoregulation measurement techniques in adult TBI. Nine separate systematic reviews were conducted for each intermittent technique: Computed tomographic perfusion (CTP)/Xenon-CT (Xe-CT), positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), arterio-venous difference in oxygen (AVDO2) technique, thigh cuff deflation technique (TCDT), transient hyperemic response test (THRT), orthostatic hypotension test (OHT), mean flow index (Mx) and transfer function ARI (TF-ARI)...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645797/transcranial-doppler-and-microemboli-detection-relationships-to-symptomatic-status-and-histopathology-findings
#17
Carol C Mitchell, Stephanie M Wilbrand, Bornali Kundu, Catherine N Steffel, Tomy Varghese, Nirvedh H Meshram, Geng Li, Thomas D Cook, M Shahriar Salamat, Robert J Dempsey
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between symptomatic status, transcranial Doppler (TCD) microemboli presence and plaque histopathology findings. TCD was performed on 60 patients (37 symptomatic, 23 asymptomatic) before undergoing clinically indicated carotid endarterectomy. The frequency of microemboli signals was not significantly different between symptomatic and asymptomatic subject groups (p = 0.88) and there were no differences observed in the macroscopic or histopathology scoring of these plaques (p-values all > 0...
June 20, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631982/carotid-intraplaque-hemorrhage-on-vessel-wall-mri-does-not-correlate-with-tcd-emboli-monitoring-in-patients-with-recently-symptomatic-carotid-atherosclerosis
#18
Adam de Havenon, David Tirschwell, Jennifer J Majersik, Scott McNally, Gregory Stoddard, Anne Moore, Mahmud Mossa-Basha
Background Carotid intraplaque hemorrhage (IPH) seen on vessel wall MRI is associated with an increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack, as are microembolic signals (MES) detected by transcranial Doppler (TCD). We sought to examine the association between IPH and MES in acute stroke patients with symptomatic carotid atherosclerosis. Methods Through a retrospective chart review, we included patients from 2011 to 2013 with acute ischemic stroke due to carotid atherosclerosis of varying stenosis who had both 3D volumetric MRI of the neck and TCD emboli monitoring...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630482/circadian-and-circatidal-clocks-control-the-mechanism-of-semilunar-foraging-behaviour
#19
James F Cheeseman, Rachel M Fewster, Michael M Walker
How animals precisely time behaviour over the lunar cycle is a decades-old mystery. Experiments on diverse species show this behaviour to be endogenous and under clock control but the mechanism has remained elusive. We present new experimental and analytical techniques to test the hypotheses for the semilunar clock and show that the rhythm of foraging behaviour in the intertidal isopod, Scyphax ornatus, can be precisely shifted by manipulating the lengths of the light/dark and tidal cycles. Using light T-cycles (Tcd) the resultant semilunar beat period undergoes shifts from 14...
June 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623598/cost-effectiveness-of-two-decision-strategies-for-shunt-use-during-carotid-endarterectomy
#20
Joe L P Kolkert, Rolf H H Groenwold, Vanessa J Leijdekkers, Joep Ter Haar, Clark J Zeebregts, Anco Vahl
BACKGROUND: Arterial shunting during carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is essential in some patients because of insufficient cerebral perfusion during cross-clamping. However, the optimal diagnostic modality identifying these patients is still debated. None of the currently used modalities has been proved superior to another. The aim of this study was to assess the cost-effectiveness of two modalities, stump pressure measurement (SPM) versus electroencephalography (EEG) combined with transcranial Doppler (TCD) during CEA...
June 16, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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