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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322929/ontology-based-systematic-representation-and-analysis-of-traditional-chinese-drugs-against-rheumatism
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Qingping Liu, Jiahao Wang, Yan Zhu, Yongqun He
BACKGROUND: Rheumatism represents any disease condition marked with inflammation and pain in the joints, muscles, or connective tissues. Many traditional Chinese drugs have been used for a long time to treat rheumatism. However, a comprehensive information source for these drugs is still missing, and their anti-rheumatism mechanisms remain unclear. An ontology for anti-rheumatism traditional Chinese drugs would strongly support the representation, analysis, and understanding of these drugs...
December 21, 2017: BMC Systems Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315509/carotid-plaque-volume-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-endarterectomy
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S Ball, S Rogers, K Kanesalingam, R Taylor, E Katsogridakis, C McCollum
BACKGROUND: The main indication for carotid endarterectomy (CEA) is severity of carotid artery stenosis, even though most strokes in carotid disease are embolic. The relationship between carotid plaque volume (CPV) and symptoms of cerebral ischaemia, and the measurement of CPV by minimally invasive tomographic ultrasound imaging, were investigated. METHODS: The volume of the endarterectomy specimen was measured using a validated saline suspension technique in patients undergoing CEA...
January 8, 2018: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305914/the-comparison-of-monitoring-of-cerebral-blood-flow-by-c-flow-and-transcranial-doppler-in-carotid-endarterectomy
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Xu Wang, Bin Yang, Yan Ma, Peng Gao, Yabing Wang, Yanfei Chen, Liqun Jiao, Feng Ling, Guoguang Zhao
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively compare the use of the c-FLOW (cerebral blood flow monitor) and transcranial Doppler (TCD) as two techniques for assessing brain perfusion during carotid endarterectomy (CEA). METHODS: This was a prospective, single center, observational study. All patients were monitored using c-FLOW and TCD during the operation. Changes from baseline values of cerebral blood flow index (CFI) and blood flow velocity of middle cerebral artery (V-MCA) were recorded following carotid artery clamping and unclamping...
January 3, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305194/cd34-selection-vs-reduced-intensity-conditioning-and-unmodified-graft-for-allogeneic-hematopoietic-cell-transplantation-in-patients-with-aml-and-mds-50-years
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Pere Barba, Rodrigo Martino, Qin Zhou, Christina Cho, Hugo Castro-Malaspina, Sean Devlin, Albert Esquirol, Sergio Giralt, Ann A Jakubowski, Dolores Caballero, Molly Maloy, Esperanza B Papadopoulos, José Luís Piñana, María Laura Fox, Francisco Márquez, David Valcárcel, Carlos Solano, Lucía López-Corral, Jorge Sierra, Miguel-Angel Perales
Reduced-intensity conditioning (RIC) and t-cell depletion (TCD) through CD34+ selection without the use of post-transplant immunosuppression are 2 strategies used to reduce non-relapse mortality (NRM) in older patients after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (allo-HCT). To compare the efficacy of both approaches (RIC and TCD), we evaluated the outcomes of AML and MDS patients > 50 years who underwent allo-HCT from an HLA-matched donor with one of these strategies. Baseline characteristics were comparable between patients receiving TCD (n=204) and RIC (n=151) except for more unrelated donors (68% vs...
January 2, 2018: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29304036/a-novel-molecular-toolkit-for-rapid-detection-of-the-pathogen-and-primary-vector-of-thousand-cankers-disease
#5
Emel Oren, William Klingeman, Romina Gazis, John Moulton, Paris Lambdin, Mark Coggeshall, Jiri Hulcr, Steven J Seybold, Denita Hadziabdic
Thousand Cankers Disease (TCD) of Juglans and Pterocarya (Juglandaceae) involves a fungal pathogen, Geosmithia morbida, and a primary insect vector, Pityophthorus juglandis. TCD was described originally from dying Juglans nigra trees in the western United States (USA), but it was reported subsequently from the eastern USA and northern Italy. The disease is often difficult to diagnose due to the absence of symptoms or signs on the bark surface of the host. Furthermore, disease symptoms can be confused with those caused by other biotic and abiotic agents...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302799/early-abnormal-transient-hyperemic-response-test-can-predict-delayed-ischemic-neurologic-deficit-in-subarachnoid-hemorrhage
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Hosam Al-Jehani, Mark Angle, Judith Marcoux, Jeanne Teitelbaum
BACKGROUND: Early detection of vasospasm is crucial to prevent significant delayed ischemic neurological deficit post subarachnoid hemorrhage. The standard methods of detection, including cerebral angiogram and computed tomography are invasive and not safe to be repeated, as is very often indicated clinically. Transient hyperemic response test has been previously used to predict autoregulation failure in traumatic brain injury and subarachnoid hemorrhage. AIMS: We investigate the usability of transient hyperemic response test as a predictor of clinical vasospasm in a cohort of patients with aneurismal subarachnoid hemorrhage...
January 4, 2018: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29288194/increased-middle-cerebral-artery-mean-blood-flow-velocity-index-after-stroke-thrombectomy-indicates-increased-risk-for-intracranial-hemorrhage
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Markus Kneihsl, Kurt Niederkorn, Hannes Deutschmann, Christian Enzinger, Birgit Poltrum, Renate Fischer, Daniela Thaler, Christina Hermetter, Gerit Wünsch, Franz Fazekas, Thomas Gattringer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral hyperperfusion has been related to the risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) in stroke patients after vessel recanalization therapy. We hypothesized that after successful mechanical thrombectomy for acute anterior circulation stroke, hemodynamics detectable by transcranial Duplex (TCD) sonography would vary, and that increased blood flow velocities would be associated with ICH. METHODS: We retrospectively identified all ischemic stroke patients with successful endovascular recanalization for anterior circulation vessel occlusion (Thrombolysis in Cerebral Infarction 2b-3) between 2010 and 2017...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285410/the-clinical-examination-in-the-patient-with-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-is-still-the-most-reliable-parameter-for-predicting-pathophysiological-changes
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Athanasios K Petridis, Kerim Beseoglu, Hans J Steiger
Background: Macrovasospasms and delayed cerebral injury are factors which correlate with high morbidity in patients suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage. Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography and perfusion computed tomography (PCT) are diagnostic tools used to diagnose such pathologies. However, TCD is not very reliable and PCT exposes patients to radiation and cannot be performed daily. Case Description: We present the case of a 47-year-old female with subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by rupture of an intracranial aneurysm...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29251634/the-clinical-implication-of-transcranial-doppler-detection-of-microembolic-signals-in-patients-with-heartmate-ii
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Kazuki Fukuma, Osamu Seguchi, Kozue Saito, Kensuke Kuroda, Seiko Nakajima, Takuma Sato, Masanobu Yanase, Yorihiko Matsumoto, Satsuki Fukushima, Tomoyuki Fujita, Junjiro Kobayashi, Kazuyuki Nagatsuka, Norihide Fukushima
We aimed to elucidate the clinical relevance of transcranial Doppler (TCD) in the detection of microembolic signals in patients with Heartmate II (HM-II). Twenty patients with HM-II underwent TCD examinations, and microembolic signals were rarely detected in stable patients. However, they were detected in patients with hemolysis and/or thromboembolic events. Further, TCD examination under oxygen inhalation revealed that, both, solid emboli and gaseous emboli exist in patients with HM-II.
December 14, 2017: ASAIO Journal: a Peer-reviewed Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244749/serum-levels-of-s100b-and-nse-proteins-in-patients-with-non-transfusion-dependent-thalassemia-as-biomarkers-of-brain-ischemia-and-cerebral-vasculopathy
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Aikaterini Kanavaki, Konstantinos Spengos, Maria Moraki, Polyxeni Delaporta, Catherine Kariyannis, Ioannis Papassotiriou, Antonis Kattamis
Patients with non-transfusion-dependent thalassemia (NTDT) are at risk of developing brain ischemia. Transcranial Doppler (TCD) has been established as a useful screening tool of cerebrovascular disease in patients with sickle cell disease. Proteins neuron specific enolase (NSE) and S100B are biomarkers that reflect CNS injury. The purpose of this study is to evaluate cerebral vessel vasculopathy and brain damage in NTDT patients using non-invasive methods as TCD and measurement serum levels of NSE and S100B...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234612/near-infrared-spectroscopy-versus-transcranial-doppler-based-monitoring-in-carotid-endarterectomy
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Jun Woo Cho, Jae Seok Jang
Background: Proper monitoring of cerebral perfusion during carotid artery surgery is crucial for determining if a shunt is needed. We compared the safety and reliability of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) with transcranial Doppler (TCD) for cerebral monitoring. Methods: This single-center, retrospective review was conducted on patients who underwent carotid endarterectomy (CEA) using selective shunt-based TCD or NIRS at Daegu Catholic University Medical Center from November 2009 to June 2016...
December 2017: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231781/dynamic-autoregulation-of-cerebral-blood-flow-measured-non-invasively-with-fast-diffuse-correlation-spectroscopy
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Ashwin B Parthasarathy, Kimberly P Gannon, Wesley B Baker, Christopher G Favilla, Ramani Balu, Scott E Kasner, Arjun G Yodh, John A Detre, Michael T Mullen
Cerebral autoregulation (CA) maintains cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the presence of systemic blood pressure changes. Brain injury can cause loss of CA and resulting dysregulation of CBF, and the degree of CA impairment is a functional indicator of cerebral tissue health. Here, we demonstrate a new approach to noninvasively estimate cerebral autoregulation in healthy adult volunteers. The approach employs pulsatile CBF measurements obtained using high-speed diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS). Rapid thigh-cuff deflation initiates a chain of responses that permits estimation of rates of dynamic autoregulation in the cerebral microvasculature...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201539/assessment-of-cerebral-blood-flow-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-a-quantitative-comparison-with-transcranial-doppler-ultrasonography
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Paula L Croal, Jackie Leung, Przemyslaw Kosinski, Manohar Shroff, Isaac Odame, Andrea Kassner
Introduction: Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) is a clinical tool for stratifying ischemic stroke risk by identifying abnormal elevations in blood flow velocity (BFV) in the middle cerebral artery (MCA). However, TCD is not effective at screening for subtle neurologic injury such as silent cerebral infarcts. To better understand this disparity, we compared TCD measures of BFV with tissue-level cerebral blood flow (CBF) using arterial spin-labeling MRI in children with and without sickle cell disease, and correlated these measurements against clinical hematologic measures of disease severity...
November 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191539/prognostic-role-of-microembolic-signals-after-endovascular-treatment-in-anterior-circulation-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Filippo Farina, Anna Palmieri, Silvia Favaretto, Federica Viaro, Giacomo Cester, Francesco Causin, Claudio Baracchini
BACKGROUND: Endovascular treatment (EVT) is an effective therapy for acute ischemic stroke due to large artery occlusion of the anterior circulation. Yet some patients do not experience clinical improvement despite successful recanalization and reperfusion. The reasons are unknown, but one possible explanation is microvessel obstruction downstream. The aim of this study was to assess the presence of microembolic signals (MES) with transcranial Doppler and define their role as predictors of clinical outcome in stroke patients after EVT...
November 28, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191476/the-association-between-serum-uric-acid-and-asymptomatic-intracranial-arterial-stenosis-in-middle-aged-koreans
#15
J K Ahn, J Hwang, J H Hwang, W T Yoon, P W Chung, S Ryu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Intracranial arterial stenosis (ICAS) is one of the most common causes of stroke, especially in Asians. Hyperuricemia has been associated with an increased risk of comorbidities such as metabolic syndrome or cardiovascular diseases. However, there are few studies focusing on the association between serum uric acid (SUA) levels and asymptomatic ICAS. The aim of this study was to explore the association between SUA and the prevalence of ICAS in middle-aged Korean health screening examinees...
October 27, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189269/comparison-of-transcranial-doppler-and-ultrasound-tagged-near-infrared-spectroscopy-for-measuring-relative-changes-in-cerebral-blood-flow-in-human-subjects
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Michael S Lipnick, Elizabeth A Cahill, John R Feiner, Philip E Bickler
BACKGROUND: Currently, no reliable method exists for continuous, noninvasive measurements of absolute cerebral blood flow (CBF). We sought to determine how changes measured by ultrasound-tagged near-infrared spectroscopy (UT-NIRS) compare with changes in CBF as measured by transcranial Doppler (TCD) in healthy volunteers during profound hypocapnia and hypercapnia. METHODS: Ten healthy volunteers were monitored with a combination of TCD, UT-NIRS (c-FLOW, Ornim Medical), as well as heart rate, blood pressure, end-tidal PCO2 (PEtCO2), end-tidal O2, and inspired O2...
November 14, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188396/cerebrovascular-hemodynamics-during-the-practice-of-bhramari-pranayama-kapalbhati-and-bahir-kumbhaka-an-exploratory-study
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L Nivethitha, A Mooventhan, N K Manjunath, Lokesh Bathala, Vijay K Sharma
Various pranayama techniques are known to produce different physiological effects. We evaluated the effect of three-different pranayama techniques on cerebrovascular hemodynamics. Eighteen healthy volunteers with the mean ± standard deviation age of 23.78 ± 2.96 years were performed three-different pranayama techniques: (1) Bhramari, (2) Kapalbhati and (3) Bahir-Kumbhaka in three-different orders. Continuous transcranial Doppler (TCD) monitoring was performed before, during and after the pranayama techniques...
November 29, 2017: Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187557/the-assessment-of-neurovascular-coupling-with-the-addenbrooke-s-cognitive-examination-a-functional-transcranial-doppler-ultrasonographic-study
#18
Lucy C Beishon, Claire A L Williams, Ronney B Panerai, Thompson G Robinson, Victoria Joanna Haunton
Cerebrovascular dysfunction occurs early in dementia and can be identified by Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD). Few studies have examined cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFv) responses to a detailed cognitive battery. This study aimed to characterise all CBFv responses, and the effect of hemispheric dominance, to the Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination (ACE-III) in healthy volunteers. Forty volunteers underwent continuous bilateral TCD, beat-to-beat blood pressure (MAP) (Finapres), heart rate (HR) (electrocardiogram), and end-tidal CO2 (ETCO2) (capnography) monitoring...
November 29, 2017: Journal of Neurophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182378/early-changes-in-cerebral-autoregulation-among-youth-hospitalized-after-sports-related-traumatic-brain-injury
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Monica S Vavilala, Carly K Farr, Arraya Watanitanon, Bs Crystalyn Clark-Bell, Theerada Chandee, Anne Moore, William Armstead
OBJECTIVE: To examine early cerebral haemodynamic changes among youth hospitalized with sports-related traumatic brain injury (TBI). STUDY DESIGN: Youth 0-18 years admitted to a level one trauma centre with sports-related TBI were enrolled. Daily measures included clinical symptoms and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) score. Using Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasonography and tilt testing, we measured middle cerebral artery flow velocity (Vmca) and cerebral autoregulation index (ARI)...
November 28, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178554/selective-t-cell-depletion-targeting-cd45ra-reduces-viremia-and-enhances-early-t-cell-recovery-compared-to-cd3-targeted-t-cell-depletion
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Brandon M Triplett, Brad Muller, Guolian Kang, Li Ying, Shane J Cross, Joseph Moen, Lea Cunningham, William Janssen, Ewelina Mamcarz, David R Shook, Ashok Srinivasan, John Choi, Randall T Hayden, Wing Leung
BACKGROUND: T-cell depletion (TCD) effectively reduces severe graft-versus-host disease in recipients of HLA-mismatched allografts. However, TCD is associated with delayed immune recovery and increased infections. We hypothesized that specific depletion of CD45RA+ naïve T cells, rather than broad depletion of CD3+ T cells, can preserve memory-immunity in the allografts, and confer protection against important viral infections in the early post-transplant period. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients who received TCD haploidentical donor transplantation for hematologic malignancy on three consecutive trials were analyzed...
November 27, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
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