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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231465/time-specific-effects-of-spindle-positioning-on-embryonic-progenitor-pool-composition-and-adult-neural-stem-cell-seeding
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Sven Falk, Stéphane Bugeon, Jovica Ninkovic, Gregor-Alexander Pilz, Maria Pia Postiglione, Harold Cremer, Jürgen A Knoblich, Magdalena Götz
The developmental mechanisms regulating the number of adult neural stem cells (aNSCs) are largely unknown. Here we show that the cleavage plane orientation in murine embryonic radial glia cells (RGCs) regulates the number of aNSCs in the lateral ganglionic eminence (LGE). Randomizing spindle orientation in RGCs by overexpression of Insc or a dominant-negative form of Lgn (dnLgn) reduces the frequency of self-renewing asymmetric divisions while favoring symmetric divisions generating two SNPs. Importantly, these changes during embryonic development result in reduced seeding of aNSCs...
February 22, 2017: Neuron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220144/results-of-late-gadolinium-enhancement-in-children-affected-by-dilated-cardiomyopathy
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Giuseppe Muscogiuri, Paolo Ciliberti, Domenico Mastrodicasa, Marcello Chinali, Gabriele Rinelli, Teresa Pia Santangelo, Carmela Napolitano, Benedetta Leonardi, Aurelio Secinaro
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the clinical value of late gadolinium enhancement (LGE), in children affected by dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 15 patients (8 ± 6 years, 6 males) with diagnosis of DCM who underwent cardiac magnetic resonance since 2014. All scans were performed with a 1.5 T system (Aera, Siemens). Study protocol included cine steady-state free precession sequences, followed by administration of 0...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219442/eplerenone-for-early-cardiomyopathy-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-results-of-a-two-year-open-label-extension-trial
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Subha V Raman, Kan N Hor, Wojciech Mazur, Xin He, John T Kissel, Suzanne Smart, Beth McCarthy, Sharon L Roble, Linda H Cripe
BACKGROUND: Cardiomyopathy is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). We recently showed in a 12-month double-blind randomized controlled trial that adding eplerenone to background medical therapy was cardioprotective in this population. The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of longer-term eplerenone therapy in boys with DMD. RESULTS: Eleven subjects (phase 1 baseline median [range] age: 13 [7 - 25] years) from the original 12-month trial at a single participating center were enrolled...
February 20, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215181/effect-of-cellular-and-extracellular-pathology-assessed-by-t1-mapping-on-regional-contractile-function-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Peter P Swoboda, Adam K McDiarmid, Bara Erhayiem, Graham R Law, Pankaj Garg, David A Broadbent, David P Ripley, Tarique A Musa, Laura E Dobson, James R Foley, Graham J Fent, Stephen P Page, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein
BACKGROUND: Regional contractile dysfunction is a frequent finding in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We aimed to investigate the contribution of different tissue characteristics in HCM to regional contractile dysfunction. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 50 patients with HCM who underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) studies at 3.0 T including cine imaging, T1 mapping and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging. For each segment of the American Heart Association model segment thickness, native T1, extracellular volume (ECV), presence of LGE and regional strain (by feature tracking and tissue tagging) were assessed...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196494/assessment-of-myocardial-injury-after-reperfused-infarction-by-t1%C3%AF-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Rutger H Stoffers, Marie Madden, Mohammed Shahid, Francisco Contijoch, Joseph Solomon, James J Pilla, Joseph H Gorman, Robert C Gorman, Walter R T Witschey
BACKGROUND: The evolution of T1ρ and of other endogenous contrast methods (T2, T1) in the first month after reperfused myocardial infarction (MI) is uncertain. We conducted a study of reperfused MI in pigs to serially monitor T1ρ, T2 and T1 relaxation, scar size and transmurality at 1 and 4 weeks post-MI. METHODS: Ten Yorkshire swine underwent 90 min of occlusion of the circumflex artery and reperfusion. T1ρ, T2 and native T1 maps and late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) data were collected at 1 week (n = 10) and 4 weeks (n = 5)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185705/cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-pattern-at-the-time-of-diagnosis-of-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-patients-with-connective-tissue-diseases
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Sophie Mavrogeni, George Markousis-Mavrogenis, Loukia Koutsogeorgopoulou, Theodoros Dimitroulas, Konstantinos Bratis, George D Kitas, Petros Sfikakis, Maria Tektonidou, Georgia Karabela, Efthymios Stavropoulos, Gikas Katsifis, Kyriaki A Boki, Anastasia Kitsiou, Vasiliki Filaditaki, Elias Gialafos, Sotiris Plastiras, Vasiliki Vartela, Genovefa Kolovou
BACKGROUND-AIM: Cardiac involvement at diagnosis of connective tissue disease (CTD) has been described by echocardiography. We hypothesized that cardio-vascular magnetic resonance (CMR) detects occult lesions at CTD diagnosis. PATIENTS-METHODS: CMR was performed early after diagnosis in 78 treatment-naïve CTDs (aged 43±11, 59F/19M) without cardiac involvement [5 Takayasu arteritis (TA), 4 Churg Strauss syndrome (CSS), 5 Wegener granulomatosis (WG), 16 systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), 12 rheumatoid arthritis (RA), 8 mixed connective tissue diseases (MCTD), 12 ankylosing spondylitis (AS), 3 polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR), 8 systemic sclerosis (SSc) and 5 dermatomyositis (DM)]...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179611/asymptomatic-cocaine-abuse%C3%A3-myocardial-tissue-characterization-using-cardiac-biomarkers-and-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Ulf K Radunski, Ulrike Fuger, Sebastian Bohnen, Gunnar K Lund, Christian Stehning, Tanja Zeller, Enver Tahir, Maxim Avanesov, Gerhard Adam, Stefan Blankenberg, Jens Reimer, Kai Muellerleile
BACKGROUND: Use of cocaine is widespread and associated with several cardiovascular diseases. Recent CMR studies indicate frequent myocardial scar/fibrosis in asymptomatic cocaine abusers (CA).Methods and Results:This study used a combination of advanced CMR tissue characterization techniques, including late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) for focal, and extracellular volume (ECV) imaging for diffuse myocardial injury/fibrosis, with circulating biomarkers for a comprehensive characterization of myocardial injury...
February 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178154/significant-elevation-of-biomarkers-of-myocardial-necrosis-after-coronary-artery-bypass-grafting-without-myocardial-infarction-established-assessed-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Leandro Menezes Alves da Costa, Whady Hueb, Cesar Higa Nomura, Alexandre Ciappina Hueb, Alexandre Volney Villa, Fernando Teiichi Costa Oikawa, Rodrigo Morel Vieira de Melo, Paulo Cury Rezende, Carlos Alexandre Wainrober Segre, Cibele Larrosa Garzillo, Eduardo Gomes Lima, Jose Antonio Franchini Ramires, Roberto Kalil Filho
The release of myocardial necrosis biomarkers after off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCAB) frequently occurs. However, the correlation between biomarker release and the diagnosis of procedure-related myocardial infarction (MI) (type 5) has been controversial. This study aimed to evaluate the amount and pattern of cardiac biomarker release after elective OPCAB in patients without evidence of a new MI on cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE).Patients with normal baseline cardiac biomarkers referred for elective OPCAB were prospectively included...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168751/easily-measurable-noninvasive-and-novel-finding-for-pulmonary-hypertension-hypertrophy-of-the-basal-segment-of-septomarginal-trabeculation-of-right-ventricle
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Gultekin Karakus, Ertugrul Zencirci, Aleks Degirmencioglu, Tolga Sinan Güvenc, Hale Unal Aksu, Aydin Yildirim
BACKGROUND: Effect of pulmonary hypertension (PH) on right ventricular (RV) geometry constitutes an ideal target to assess both pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) and its physiological importance. In this study, we evaluated the diagnostic power of the basal segment of septomarginal trabeculation (SMT) in predicting the PH and RV hypertrophy by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) in patients with idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH) and Eisenmenger's syndrome (ES). METHODS: Eleven patients with IPAH, seven patients with ES, and 20 healthy controls were enrolled...
February 6, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159799/high-sensitive-cardiac-troponin-t-as-an-early-biochemical-signature-for-clinical-and-subclinical-heart-failure-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Stephen L Seliger, Susie N Hong, Robert H Christenson, Richard Kronmal, Lori B Daniels, Joao A Lima, James A de Lemos, Alain G Bertoni, Christopher R deFilippi
BACKGROUND: -Although small elevations of high sensitive cardiac troponin T (hs-cTnT) are associated with incident heart failure (HF) in the general population, the underlying mechanisms are not well defined. Evaluating the association of hs-cTnT with replacement fibrosis and progression of structural heart disease prior to symptoms is fundamental to understanding the potential of this biomarker in a HF prevention strategy. METHODS: -We measured hs-cTnT at baseline among 4,986 participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA), a cohort initially free of overt cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
February 3, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153537/quantitative-assessment-of-systolic-and-diastolic-function-in-patients-with-lge-negative-systemic-amyloidosis-using-cmr
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Daniel L R Kuetting, Rami Homsi, Alois M Sprinkart, Julian Luetkens, Daniel K Thomas, Hans H Schild, Darius Dabir
OBJECTIVES: In clinical routine myocardial affection in amyloidosis is assessed by qualitative late gadolinium enhancement (LGE). Recent studies suggest that early cardiac involvement in amyloidosis may be overlooked by qualitative LGE assessment. The aim of this study was to assess possible early cardiac involvement in LGE negative AL patients by means of systolic and diastolic strain assessment and quantitative enhancement. METHODS: 51 individuals (17 Patients with LGE positive light-chain amyloidosis (AL) (Group A), 17 Patients with LGE negative systemic AL (Group B), and 17 healthy controls (Group C)) were investigated...
December 22, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152237/native-t1-value-in-the-remote-myocardium-is-independently-associated-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-prior-myocardial-infarction
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Shiro Nakamori, Javid Alakbarli, Steven Bellm, Shweta R Motiwala, Gifty Addae, Warren J Manning, Reza Nezafat
PURPOSE: To compare remote myocardium native T1 in patients with chronic myocardial infarction (MI) and controls without MI and to elucidate the relationship of infarct size and native T1 in the remote myocardium for the prediction of left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction after MI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 41 chronic MI (18 anterior MI) patients and 15 age-matched volunteers with normal LV systolic function and no history of MI underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 1...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138817/incremental-value-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-for-the-evaluation-of-cardiac-tumors-in-adults-experience-of-a-high-volume-tertiary-cardiology-centre
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Sorin Giusca, Derliz Mereles, Andreas Ochs, Sebastian Buss, Florian André, Sebastian Seitz, Johannes Riffel, Philipp Fortner, Mindaugas Andrulis, Stefan Schönland, Hugo A Katus, Grigorios Korosoglou
To assess the value of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) in evaluating cardiac tumours in a tertiary cardiology centre. Between 2004 and 2014, 125 patients (pts.) from a total of 17000 who received a CMR examination in our institution were referred with the suspicion of cardiac tumours. A dedicated protocol was used that included standard cine SSFP acquisitions as well as tissue characterization using T1 and T2 black-blood (T1 BB and T2 BB respectively) with and without fat suppression, perfusion of the structure and late gadolinium enhancement...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138816/cardiac-molli-t1-mapping-at-3-0-t-comparison-of-patient-adaptive-dual-source-rf-and-conventional-rf-transmission
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Michael Rasper, Jonathan Nadjiri, Alexandra S Sträter, Marcus Settles, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Ernst J Rummeny, Armin M Huber
To prospectively compare image quality and myocardial T1 relaxation times of modified Look-Locker inversion recovery (MOLLI) imaging at 3.0 T (T) acquired with patient-adaptive dual-source (DS) and conventional single-source (SS) radiofrequency (RF) transmission. Pre- and post-contrast MOLLI T1 mapping using SS and DS was acquired in 27 patients. Patient wise and segment wise analysis of T1 times was performed. The correlation of DS MOLLI measurements with a reference spin echo sequence was analysed in phantom experiments...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131907/3d-late-gadolinium-enhanced-cardiovascular-mr-with-centra-plus-profile-view-ordering-feasibility-of-right-ventricular-myocardial-damage-assessment-using-a-swine-animal-model
#15
Keigo Kawaji, Akiko Tanaka, Mita B Patel, Hui Wang, Francesco Maffessanti, Takeyoshi Ota, Amit R Patel
AIMS: To develop a high-resolution, 3D late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique for improved assessment of myocardial scars, and evaluate its performance against 2D breath-held (BH) LGE MRI using a surgically implanted animal scar model in the right ventricle (RV). METHODS AND RESULTS: A k-space segmented 3D LGE acquisition using CENTRA-PLUS (Contrast ENhanced Timing Robust Acquisition with Preparation of LongitUdinal Signal; or CP) ordering is proposed...
January 25, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129067/radiologic-pathologic-correlation-of-primary-and-secondary-cardiomyopathies-mr-imaging-and-histopathologic-findings-in-hearts-from-autopsy-and-transplantation
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Hiromi Hashimura, Fumiko Kimura, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Yoshiaki Morita, Masahiro Higashi, Shintaro Nakano, Atsushi Iguchi, Kensuke Uotani, Kazuro Sugimura, Hiroaki Naito
Cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) is used to detect and assess the myocardial damage seen with a variety of cardiomyopathies. Gadolinium-based contrast material accumulates in the expanded interstitial space of the myocardium. Areas with LGE correspond to replacement fibrosis, fibrofatty change, epithelioid granuloma, inflammatory cell infiltration, cardiomyocyte necrosis, and amyloid deposition-conditions that represent a focal increase in interstitial space. Areas without LGE correspond to interstitial or plexiform fibrosis, mildly degenerated cardiomyocytes, inflammatory cell infiltration, and diffuse amyloid deposition-conditions that represent diffuse increases in interstitial space...
January 27, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122618/submillimeter-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-late-gadolinium-enhancement-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-of-chronic-myocardial-infarction
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Farhad Pashakhanloo, Daniel A Herzka, Susumu Mori, Muz Zviman, Henry Halperin, Neville Gai, David A Bluemke, Natalia A Trayanova, Elliot R McVeigh
BACKGROUND: Knowledge of the three-dimensional (3D) infarct structure and fiber orientation remodeling is essential for complete understanding of infarct pathophysiology and post-infarction electromechanical functioning of the heart. Accurate imaging of infarct microstructure necessitates imaging techniques that produce high image spatial resolution and high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). The aim of this study is to provide detailed reconstruction of 3D chronic infarcts in order to characterize the infarct microstructural remodeling in porcine and human hearts...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117280/post-procedural-myocardial-infarction-following-surgical-and-trans-catheter-aortic-valve-replacement
#18
Laura E Dobson, Tarique A Musa, Akhlaque Uddin, Timothy A Fairbairn, Peter P Swoboda, David P Ripley, Pankaj Garg, Betsy Evans, Christopher J Malkin, Daniel J Blackman, Sven Plein, John P Greenwood
AIMS: Myocardial injury assessed using cardiac biomarker release is ubiquitous following surgical (SAVR) and trans-catheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), preventing accurate discrimination between focal myocardial infarction (MI) and global injury. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging was used to compare rates of new MI following SAVR and TAVI. METHODS AND RESULTS: Identical CMR scans were obtained at baseline and 6m post- procedure in ninety-six patients undergoing SAVR (n=39) and TAVI (n=57)...
January 25, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115899/a-systematic-approach-to-the-comparison-of-cost-efficiency-of-endopeptidases-for-the-hydrolysis-of-atlantic-salmon-salmo-salar-by-products
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Tone Aspevik, Henning Egede-Nissen, Ĺge Oterhals
The hydrolytic and cost efficiencies of five endopeptidases (Alcalase 2.4L, Corolase 7089, Neutrase 0.8L, Promod 671L and Protex 7L) to hydrolyze Atlantic salmon by-products were compared at standardized activity levels based on a casein assay. The substrate was characterized prior to the hydrolytic experiments (pH=6.5, t=50 °C) to obtain substrate--specific constants for nitrogen to protein mass (in g) ratio, i.e. conversion factor fN=5.23 and total amount of peptide bonds (htot)=9.3 mmol per g of protein...
December 2016: Food Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106783/extract-of-polygala-tenuifolia-alleviates-stress-exacerbated-atopy-like-skin-dermatitis-through-the-modulation-of-protein-kinase-a-and-p38-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-signaling-pathway
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Bongjun Sur, Bombi Lee, Ye Seul Yoon, Pooreum Lim, Riwon Hong, Mijung Yeom, Hyang Sook Lee, Hijoon Park, Insop Shim, Hyejung Lee, Young Pyo Jang, Dae-Hyun Hahm
Atopic dermatitis (AD) and stress create a vicious cycle: stress exacerbates atopic symptoms, and atopic disease elicits stress and anxiety. Targeting multiple pathways including stress and allergic inflammation is, therefore, important for treating AD. In this study, we investigated the remedial value of Polygala tenuifolia Willd. (PTW) for treating immobilization (IMO) stress-exacerbated atopy-like skin dermatitis and its underlying mechanism. Trimellitic anhydride (TMA) was applied to dorsal skin for sensitization and subsequently both ears for eliciting T-cell-dependent contact hypersensitivity in mice, which underwent 2 h-IMO stress and PTW administration for the latter 6 and 9 days in the ear exposure period of TMA, respectively...
January 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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