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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924867/constraints-and-spandrels-of-interareal-connectomes
#1
Mikail Rubinov
Interareal connectomes are whole-brain wiring diagrams of white-matter pathways. Recent studies have identified modules, hubs, module hierarchies and rich clubs as structural hallmarks of these wiring diagrams. An influential current theory postulates that connectome modules are adequately explained by evolutionary pressures for wiring economy, but that the other hallmarks are not explained by such pressures and are therefore less trivial. Here, we use constraint network models to test these postulates in current gold-standard vertebrate and invertebrate interareal-connectome reconstructions...
December 7, 2016: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920421/a-missing-guide-wire-after-placement-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter
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Muhammad Kashif, Hafiz Hashmi, Preeti Jadhav, Misbahuddin Khaja
BACKGROUND Central venous catheterization is a common tool used in critically ill patients to monitor central venous pressure and administer fluids and medications such as vasopressors. Here we present a case of a missing guide wire after placement of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), which was incidentally picked up by bedside ultrasound in the intensive care unit.  CASE REPORT A 50-year-old Hispanic male was admitted to the intensive care unit for alcohol intoxication. He was managed for septic shock and required placement of a peripherally inserted central line in his left upper extremity for antibiotics and vasopressor administration...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919637/critical-hand-ischemia-treatment-via-orbital-atherectomy-a-single-center-observational-retrospective-analysis
#3
Abdul Bahro, Zsuzsanna Igyarto, Brad Martinsen
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Critical hand ischemia (CHI) can be devastating and may result in amputation. Distal vessel calcification has been shown to be a major factor in causing CHI. Atherectomy in the upper extremities is not typically considered due to the small anatomy; however, the Diamondback 360° Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) (Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.) can access treatment areas with a reference vessel diameter of 1.5mm. METHODS/MATERIALS: A retrospective, observational, single center (Merit Health Center, Jackson, MS) analysis of 11 CHI patients with calcific disease of the radial artery treated with orbital atherectomy (OAS) was completed...
October 29, 2016: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913801/the-pressure-reduction-coefficient-a-new-parameter-to-assess-aneurysmal-blood-stasis-induced-by-flow-diverters-disruptors
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Gregory Gascou, Riccardo Ferrara, Dominique Ambard, Mathieu Sanchez, Kyriakos Lobotesis, Franck Jourdan, Vincent Costalat
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Pore density (PD), surface metal coverage (SMC) and the number of wires are all different parameters which can influence the efficacy of a flow disruptor/diverter. Nevertheless, the relative importance of a parameter to induce intra-aneurysmal blood stasis is still poorly evaluated. Therefore, comparison between devices based on a unique value is not reliable. The aim of this study was to propose a new bench top parameter (the pressure reduction coefficient (PRC; ξ)) in order to assess the global haemodynamic effect of each flow diverter/disruptor to slow flow...
December 2, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905816/cementocyte-cell-death-occurs-in-rat-cellular-cementum-during-orthodontic-tooth-movement
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Humihiro Matsuzawa, Naoko Toriya, Yuya Nakao, Moe Konno-Nagasaka, Toshiya Arakawa, Miki Okayama, Itaru Mizoguchi
OBJECTIVE: To clarify the mechanism of root resorption during orthodontic treatment, we examined cementocyte cell death and root resorption in the cellular cementum on the pressure side during experimental tooth movement. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using 8-week-old male Wistar rats, the right first molar was pushed mesiobuccally with a force of 40 g by a Ni-Ti alloy wire while the contralateral first molar was used as a control. Localization and number of cleaved caspase-3-positive and single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) - positive cells were evaluated using dual-label immunohistochemistry with anticleaved caspase-3 and anti-ssDNA antibodies...
December 1, 2016: Angle Orthodontist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900860/atmospheric-pressure-thermal-ionization-ion-source-for-peptide-analysis
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Eugenii N Kukaev, Alexey S Kononikhin, Natalia L Starodubtseva, Yury I Kostyukevich, Igor A Popova, Vitaliy Chagovets, Konstantin O Nagornov, Eugene N Nikolaev
A novel atmospheric pressure thermal ionization (APTI) ion source was developed for the analysis of liquid samples. The feasibility of the ion source was demonstrated on peptides using two configurations-assisted by hot wire or hot surface. Microalloyed molybdenum, used as a thermal ion- emitter, notably facilitated the formation of multiply-charged ions, but fragmentation products were still observed. Peptide fragmentation accompanying thermal ionization can be used for peptide identification. The described method is promising for studies of biological samples with minimal pre-treatment...
2016: European Journal of Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899407/the-impact-study-influence-of-sensor-equipped-microcatheters-on-coronary-hemodynamics-and-the-accuracy-of-physiological-indices-of-functional-stenosis-severity
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Gilbert W M Wijntjens, Tim P van de Hoef, Robin P Kraak, Marcel A Beijk, Krischan D Sjauw, M Marije Vis, Maribel I Madera Cambero, Stijn L Brinckman, Jacobus Plomp, Jan Baan, Karel T Koch, Joanna J Wykrzykowska, José P Henriques, Robbert J de Winter, Jan J Piek
BACKGROUND: The Navvus pressure sensor-equipped microcatheter allows to measure functional stenosis severity over a work-horse guidewire and is used as a more feasible alternative to regular sensor-equipped wires. However, Navvus is larger in diameter than contemporary sensor-equipped guidewires and may, thereby, influence functional measurements. The present study evaluates the hemodynamic influence of the Navvus microcatheter. METHODS AND RESULTS: In patients with intermediate coronary stenosis, coronary pressure and flow velocity were measured using a dual sensor-equipped guidewire before and after introduction of Navvus...
December 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898505/clinical-role-of-post-angioplasty-hyperemic-microvascular-resistances-in-chronic-ischemic-left-ventricular-dysfunction
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Riccardo Gorla, Edoardo Verna, Simone Scotti, Sergio Ghiringhelli, Laura Zoli, Stefano Provasoli, Silvana Garancini, Roberto De Ponti, Jorge A Salerno-Uriarte
AIMS: To investigate the impact of hyperemic microvascular resistances (HMRs) on myocardial perfusion and contractility after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in chronic ischemic left ventricular dysfunction (CILVD). METHODS: The current retrospective study included 48 patients with CILVD of the left anterior descending territory undergoing HMRs assessment before and after PCI with a dual-sensor intracoronary pressure-flow wire. The severity of resting myocardial underperfusion and contractile dysfunction of the left anterior descending territory was scored as summed rest score (SRS-T) by single photon emission tomography, wall motion score index (WMSI-T) and left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) by transthoracic echocardiography before PCI and after 3 months...
November 24, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890711/the-endogenous-lipid-n-arachidonoyl-glycine-is-hypotensive-and-nitric-oxide-cgmp-dependent-vasorelaxant
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Yousuf M Al Suleimani, Ahmed S Al Mahruqi
N-arachidonoyl glycine (NAGLY), is the endogenous lipid that activates the G protein-couple receptor 18 (GPR18) with vasodilatory activity in resistance arteries. This study investigates its hemodynamic effects and mechanisms of vasorelaxation. Hemodynamic effects of NAGLY in rats were assessed using a Biopac system and its vascular responses were assessed using a wire myograph. NAGLY (1mg/kg) decreased blood pressure by 69.4±5.5% and reduced renal blood flow by 88±12% and the effects were not sensitive to inhibition by O-1918 (3mg/kg)...
November 24, 2016: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862938/combined-percutaneous-trans-renal-and-trans-femoral-endovascular-recanalization-and-angioplastic-reconstruction-of-a-disrupted-transplant-renal-artery-stent-a-novel-salvage-technique
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Dustin J Carpenter, Sumit Mohan, Lloyd E Ratner, Peter Schlossberg
Renal artery stenosis (RAS) is the most common vascular complication following renal transplantation. Percutaneous endovascular transluminal angioplasty with stenting is the treatment of choice for clinically significant RAS. We present a case describing a novel combined trans-renal parenchyma and trans-femoral approach to repairing a disrupted transplant renal artery stent. Our patient's allograft RAS was initially managed by standard percutaneous approach, but during follow-up the stent became disrupted and crushed causing partial occlusion of the renal artery...
November 14, 2016: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849190/prediction-of-fractional-flow-reserve-with-angiographic-dilemma-score
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Osman Beton, Hakkı Kaya, Okan Onur Turgut, Mehmet Birhan Yılmaz
OBJECTIVE: Angiographic assessment of stenosis has limited predictive value for functionally significant lesions compared with fractional flow reserve (FFR). The recently developed angiographic DILEMMA score, which consists of minimal lumen diameter (MLD), lesion length (LL) and Bypass Angioplasty Revascularization Investigation (BARI) Myocardial Jeopardy Index (MJI) was found to have diagnostic value in predicting FFR ≤0.80. The present study was an investigation of prediction of FFR ≤0...
November 10, 2016: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844299/comparison-of-pneumotachography-and-anemometery-for-flow-measurement-during-mechanical-ventilation-with-volatile-anesthetics
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Jarred R Mondoñedo, Jacob Herrmann, John S McNeil, David W Kaczka
Volatile anesthetics alter the physical properties of inhaled gases, such as density and viscosity. We hypothesized that the use of these agents during mechanical ventilation would yield systematic biases in estimates of flow ([Formula: see text]) and tidal volume (V T) for two commonly used flowmeters: the pneumotachograph (PNT), which measures a differential pressure across a calibrated resistive element, and the hot-wire anemometer (HWA), which operates based on convective heat transfer from a current-carrying wire to a flowing gas...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27780051/the-influence-of-wiring-economy-on-nervous-system%C3%A2-evolution
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REVIEW
Irving E Wang, Thomas R Clandinin
The activity and maintenance of neurons requires substantial metabolic energy, resulting in selective pressure to decrease resource consumption by the nervous system. The wiring economy principle proposes that animals have evolved mechanisms that wire circuits efficiently by minimizing neurite length. Computational modeling of neuronal morphology, microcircuit organization, and neural networks reveals that wiring economy is a significant determinant of nervous system layout. The strategies for reducing wiring costs are shared across phyla and point to the possibility of generalizable rules that specify the development of efficient nervous systems...
October 24, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27776179/3d-real-time-echocardiography-combined-with-mini-pressure-wire-generate-reliable-pressure-volume-loops-in-small-hearts
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Ulrike Herberg, Katharina Linden, Oliver Dewald, Eva Gatzweiler, Matthias Seehase, Georg Daniel Duerr, Jonas Dörner, Stephanie Kleppe, Dennis Ladage, Johannes Breuer
BACKGROUND: Pressure-volume loops (PVL) provide vital information regarding ventricular performance and pathophysiology in cardiac disease. Unfortunately, acquisition of PVL by conductance technology is not feasible in neonates and small children due to the available human catheter size and resulting invasiveness. The aim of the study was to validate the accuracy of PVL in small hearts using volume data obtained by real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) and simultaneously acquired pressure data...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760732/maternal-vascular-responses-to-hypoxia-in-a-rat-model-of-intrauterine-growth-restriction
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Mais M Aljunaidy, Jude S Morton, Christy-Lynn Cooke, Sandra T Davidge
Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a common pregnancy complication and is a leading cause of fetal morbidity and mortality. Placental hypoxia contributes to adverse fetal consequences, such as IUGR. Exposing pregnant rats to hypoxia can lead to IUGR; however, assessment of maternal vascular function in a rat model of hypoxia, and the mechanisms that may contribute to adverse pregnancy outcomes, has not been extensively studied. We hypothesized that exposing pregnant rats to hypoxia will affect maternal systemic vascular function and increase the uterine artery resistance index (RI), which will be associated with IUGR...
December 1, 2016: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754098/os-21-03-effects-of-the-trpm7-kinase-domain-in-vascular-dysfunction-and-cardiac-fibrosis-induced-by-aldosterone-and-salt
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Francisco J Rios, Katie Y Hood, A Karvey, Karla B Neves, Panagiota Anyfanti, Ryszard Nosalski, Livia L Camargo Ll, Augusto C Montezano, Rhian M Touyz
OBJECTIVE: TRPM7 is cation channel with intrinsic kinase activity important for cellular Mg homeostasis. We recently showed that TRPM7-kinase plays a role in aldosterone-mediated vascular effects and inflammation. Here we explored the putative role of TRPM7-kinase in cardiac fibrosis and vascular function in aldosterone-induced hypertension in mice. DESIGN AND METHOD: Wild-type (WT) or heterozygote TRPM7-kinase domain (TRPM7+/-) mice were treated with infused aldosterone (600 μg/Kg/day) and NaCl 1% in drinking water (aldo/salt) for 4 weeks...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27754033/yia-03-09-noradrenergic-receptor-function-in-healthy-and-obese-perivascular-adipose-tissue
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Sophie Saxton, Sarah Withers, Jacqueline Ohanian, Anthony Heagerty
OBJECTIVE: Perivascular adipose tissue (PVAT) exerts an anti-contractile effect vital to regulating blood pressure. Evidence suggests that the sympathetic nervous stimulation of PVAT triggers the release of anti-contractile factors via activation of β3-adrenoceptors. Therefore it was decided to examine β3-adrenoceptor function in obesity. DESIGN AND METHOD: Electrical field stimulation (EFS) of healthy and obese mouse mesenteric arteries (<200 μm, +/-PVAT) were characterised using wire myography (0...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753901/os-02-01-role-of-aldosterone-and-nadph-oxidase-1-in-hypertension-associated-vascular-aging
#18
Adam P Harvey, Augusto Montezano, Khai C Wong, Katie Y Hood, Rheure Alves-Lopes, Graziela S Ceravolo, Chihiro Yabe-Nishimura, Delyth Graham, Rhian M Touyz
OBJECTIVE: In hypertension, the vasculature undergoes alterations that resemble those seen in aging. The involvement of aldosterone and Noxs in the mechanisms underlying age-associated vascular damage is unclear. We postulated that aging-like changes in the vasculature is amplified in hypertension due to increased aldosterone-induced Nox-redox signalling. DESIGN AND METHOD: We assessed vascular aging in arteries from adult WKY (18 weeks), aged WKY (52 weeks) and adult stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive (SHRSP) rats...
September 2016: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27740769/bacteria-inactivation-via-x-ray-induced-uvc-radioluminescence-toward-in-situ-biofouling-prevention-in-membrane-modules
#19
Timothy A Johnson, Elisa A Rehak, Sushant P Sahu, David A Ladner, Ezra L Cates
Germicidal UVC radiation is a highly effective, chemical-free tool for bacteria inactivation, but its application is limited to reactors and open areas that can accommodate lamps/LEDs and wiring. A relevant example of problematic bacterial colonization within UV-inaccessible confines where chemical techniques have found only limited success is biofouling of feed channels in high-pressure membrane elements for water treatment. Herein we demonstrate a unique method of generating UV internally using embedded radioluminescent (RL) particles excited by an external X-ray source...
October 14, 2016: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27712739/diagnostic-accuracy-of-fast-computational-approaches-to-derive%C3%A2-fractional-flow-reserve-from%C3%A2-diagnostic-coronary-angiography-the-international-multicenter-favor-pilot-study
#20
Shengxian Tu, Jelmer Westra, Junqing Yang, Clemens von Birgelen, Angela Ferrara, Mariano Pellicano, Holger Nef, Matteo Tebaldi, Yoshinobu Murasato, Alexandra Lansky, Emanuele Barbato, Liefke C van der Heijden, Johan H C Reiber, Niels R Holm, William Wijns
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this prospective multicenter study was to identify the optimal approach for simple and fast fractional flow reserve (FFR) computation from radiographic coronary angiography, called quantitative flow ratio (QFR). BACKGROUND: A novel, rapid computation of QFR pullbacks from 3-dimensional quantitative coronary angiography was developed recently. METHODS: QFR was derived from 3 flow models with: 1) fixed empiric hyperemic flow velocity (fixed-flow QFR [fQFR]); 2) modeled hyperemic flow velocity derived from angiography without drug-induced hyperemia (contrast-flow QFR [cQFR]); and 3) measured hyperemic flow velocity derived from angiography during adenosine-induced hyperemia (adenosine-flow QFR [aQFR])...
October 10, 2016: JACC. Cardiovascular Interventions
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