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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806165/breast-calcifications-mimicking-pulmonary-nodules
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Moiz Salahuddin, Thomas Reilly, Jorge Mora
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805201/-osteoporosis-and-vascular-calcification-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-the-role-of-osteoprotegerin-and-sclerostin
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REVIEW
Magdalena Krajewska-Włodarczyk, Tomasz Stompór
Disorders of bone tissue metabolism and increased frequency of cardiovascular diseases are among the well-known, extra-articular complications of rheumatoid arthritis (ra). The mechanisms leading to local and generalized loss of bone tissue as well as those promoting calcification of vessels are similar. Recently, a great interest has aroused among the studies related to the meaning of the RANKL/RANK/OPG system and the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway, as biological links between the bone and vascular systems...
July 21, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805140/a-rat-model-for-the-in-vivo-assessment-of-biological-and-tissue-engineered-valvular-and-vascular-grafts
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Yukiharu Sugimura, Anna Kathrin Schmidt, Artur Lichtenberg, Alexander Assmann, Payam Akhyari
The demand for an improvement of the biocompatibility and durability of vascular and valvular implants requires translational animal models to study the in vivo fate of cardiovascular grafts. In the present article, a review on the development and application of a microsurgical rat model of infrarenal implantation of aortic grafts and aortic valved conduits is provided. By refinement of surgical techniques and inclusion of hemodynamic considerations, a functional model has been created, which provides a modular platform for the in vivo assessment of biological and tissue-engineered grafts...
August 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804758/brain-calcifications-and-pcdh12-variants
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Gaël Nicolas, Monica Sanchez-Contreras, Eliana Marisa Ramos, Roberta R Lemos, Joana Ferreira, Denis Moura, Maria J Sobrido, Anne-Claire Richard, Alma Rosa Lopez, Andrea Legati, Jean-François Deleuze, Anne Boland, Olivier Quenez, Pierre Krystkowiak, Pascal Favrole, Daniel H Geschwind, Adi Aran, Reeval Segel, Ephrat Levy-Lahad, Dennis W Dickson, Giovanni Coppola, Rosa Rademakers, João R M de Oliveira
OBJECTIVE: To assess the potential connection between PCDH12 and brain calcifications in a patient carrying a homozygous nonsense variant in PCDH12 and in adult patients with brain calcifications. METHODS: We performed a CT scan in 1 child with a homozygous PCDH12 nonsense variant. We screened DNA samples from 53 patients with primary familial brain calcification (PFBC) and 26 patients with brain calcification of unknown cause (BCUC). RESULTS: We identified brain calcifications in subcortical and perithalamic regions in the patient with a homozygous PCDH12 nonsense variant...
August 2017: Neurology. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803447/registration-free-automatic-identification-of-gold-fiducial-markers-in-mri-target-delineation-images-for-prostate-radiotherapy
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Christian Gustafsson, Juha Korhonen, Emilia Persson, Adalsteinn Gunnlaugsson, Tufve Nyholm, Lars E Olsson
PURPOSE: The superior soft tissue contrast of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to computed tomography (CT) has urged the integration of MRI and elimination of CT in radiotherapy treatment (RT) for prostate. An intraprostatic gold fiducial marker (GFM) appear hyperintense on CT. On T2 weighted (T2w) MRI target delineation images the GFM appear as a small signal void similar to calcifications and post biopsy fibrosis. It can therefore be difficult to identify the markers without CT...
August 13, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802566/alcohol-use-and-cardiovascular-disease-risk-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Lisa B VanWagner, Hongyan Ning, Norrina B Allen, Veeral Ajmera, Cora E Lewis, John Jeffrey Carr, Donald M Lloyd-Jones, Norah A Terrault, Juned Siddique
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death among patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Moderate drinking (vs abstinence) is associated with lower risk of CVD in the general population. We assessed whether alcohol use is associated with CVD risk in patients with NAFLD. METHODS: We analyzed data from participants in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults longitudinal cohort study of 5115 black and white young adults, 18-30 years old, recruited from 4 cities in the United States from 1985 through 1986...
August 9, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802508/prognostic-significance-of-left-ventricular-fibrosis-in-patients-with-congenital-bicuspid-aortic-valve
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Gentian Lluri, Pierangelo Renella, J Paul Finn, Gabriel Vorobiof, Jamil Aboulhosn, Arjun Deb
This study sought to evaluate the prognostic value of left ventricular (LV) fibrosis assessed by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) of the myocardium during cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients with bicuspid aortic valve (BAV), which is associated with early aortic valve fibrosis and calcification. To what degree the LV myocardial wall is affected by fibrosis and its prognostic value is currently unknown. This is a retrospective, single-center study evaluating all adult patients with BAV who had CMR and followed from March 2002 to March 2016...
July 14, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802225/the-value-of-ultrasound-guided-surgery-for-breast-cancer
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REVIEW
Darja Arko, Nina Čas Sikošek, Nejc Kozar, Monika Sobočan, Iztok Takač
OBJECTIVE: An increasing number of breast-conserving surgeries (BCS) has lead clinicians to the dilemma how to provide patients with the best pathological, short-term and long-term outcomes, while at the same time improving the cosmetic outcome and the patients' quality of life. A proposed solution is the use of intraoperative ultrasound (IOUS) for lesion resection in palpable as well as non-palpable breast cancer. METHODS: This review identifies and compares evidence on palpation-guided/wire-guided vs...
August 2, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801122/deoxycholic-acid-a-metabolite-of-circulating-bile-acids-and-coronary-artery-vascular-calcification-in-ckd
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Anna Jovanovich, Tamara Isakova, Geoffrey Block, Jason Stubbs, Gerard Smits, Michel Chonchol, Makoto Miyazaki
BACKGROUND: Vascular calcification is common among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and it is associated with all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality. Deoxycholic acid, a metabolite of circulating bile acids, is elevated in CKD and induces vascular mineralization and osteogenic differentiation in animal models. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort analysis of clinical trial participants. SETTING & PARTICIPANTS: 112 patients with moderate to severe CKD (estimated glomerular filtration rate, 20-45mL/min/1...
August 9, 2017: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799113/angles-between-the-aortic-root-and-the-left-ventricle-assessed-by-mdct-are-associated-with-the-risk-of-aortic-regurgitation-after-transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement
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Vincent Roule, Alexandre Placente, Rémi Sabatier, Mathieu Bignon, Vladimir Saplacan, Calin Ivascau, Paul Milliez, Farzin Beygui
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact of the angles quantified by multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) between the ascending aorta's long axis and, the left ventricular inflow long axis (LVLA), or the left ventricule outflow tract long axis, and the occurrence of post-transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) aortic regurgitation (AR). METHODS: We prospectively included 136 consecutive patients who underwent a transfemoral TAVR with a preoperative MDCT. The groups were defined according to AR <2 or ≥2 assessed by echocardiography at 1 month...
August 10, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799109/difficult-diagnosis-of-ruptured-mitral-valve-aneurysm-because-of-severe-mitral-annular-calcification
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Takahiro Sakamoto, Hiroyuki Yoshitomi, Akihiro Endo, Kazuaki Tanabe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 10, 2017: Journal of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797410/prevalence-predictors-and-clinical-presentation-of-a-calcified-nodule-as-assessed-by-optical-coherence-tomography
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Tetsumin Lee, Gary S Mintz, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Wenbin Zhang, Yang Cao, Eisuke Usui, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Tadashi Murai, Taishi Yonetsu, Tsunekazu Kakuta, Akiko Maehara
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the anatomic characteristics and clinical presentation associated with a calcified nodule (CN) as assessed by optical coherence tomography. BACKGROUND: CN is an unusual but demonstrable cause of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). METHODS: We studied 889 de novo culprit lesions in 889 patients (48% ACS) who underwent optical coherence tomography before intervention. CN was defined as an eruptive accumulation of nodular calcification (small fractured calcifications)...
August 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797409/ivus-oct-and-coronary-artery%C3%A2-calcification-is-there-a-bone-of-contention
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EDITORIAL
Samin K Sharma, Yuliya Vengrenyuk, Annapoorna S Kini
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797408/in-vivo-calcium-detection-by-comparing-optical-coherence-tomography-intravascular-ultrasound-and-angiography
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Xiao Wang, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Gary S Mintz, Tetsumin Lee, Wenbin Zhang, Yang Cao, Akiko Fujino, Yongqing Lin, Eisuke Usui, Yoshihisa Kanaji, Tadashi Murai, Taishi Yonetsu, Tsunekazu Kakuta, Akiko Maehara
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate optical coherence tomography (OCT) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) versus coronary angiography in the assessment of target lesion calcification and its effect on stent expansion. BACKGROUND: IVUS is more sensitive than angiography in the detection of coronary artery calcium, but the relationship among IVUS, OCT, and angiography has not been studied. METHODS: Overall, 440 lesions (440 patients with stable angina) underwent OCT- and IVUS-guided stent implantation...
August 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797407/development-and-progression-of-coronary%C3%A2-artery-calcification
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EDITORIAL
Peter W F Wilson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797406/ct-detected-growth-of-coronary-artery%C3%A2-calcification-in-asymptomatic-middle-aged-subjects-and-association-with-15-biomarkers
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Søren Zöga Diederichsen, Mette Hjortdal Grønhøj, Hans Mickley, Oke Gerke, Flemming Hald Steffensen, Jess Lambrechtsen, Niels Peter Rønnow Sand, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Michael Hecht Olsen, Axel Diederichsen
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the incidence and progression of coronary artery calcification (CAC) in asymptomatic middle-aged subjects and to evaluate the value of a broad panel of biomarkers in the prediction of CAC growth. BACKGROUND: CAC continues to be a major risk factor, but the value of biochemical markers in predicting CAC incidence and progression remains unresolved. METHODS: At baseline, 1,227 men and women underwent traditional risk assessment and a computed tomography (CT) scan to determine the CAC score...
August 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796549/association-of-brca-mutation-types-imaging-features-and-pathologic-findings-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-with-brca1-and-brca2-mutations
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Su Min Ha, Eun Young Chae, Joo Hee Cha, Hak Hee Kim, Hee Jung Shin, Woo Jung Choi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to retrospectively evaluate the relationships between the BRCA mutation types, imaging features, and pathologic findings of breast cancers in BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We identified patients with breast cancer with BRCA gene mutations from January 2000 to December 2014. After excluding patients who underwent lesion excision before MRI, 99 BRCA1 and 103 BRCA2 lesions in 187 women (mean age, 39...
August 10, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796300/apelin-apj-system-a-novel-potential-therapy-target-for-kidney-disease
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REVIEW
Zhen Huang, Lele Wu, Linxi Chen
Apelin is an endogenous ligand of seven-transmembrane G protein-coupled receptor APJ. Apelin and APJ are distributed in various tissues, including the heart, lung, kidney, and even in tumor tissues. Studies show that apelin mRNA is highly expressed in the inner stripe of kidney outer medulla, which plays an important role in process of water and sodium balance. Additionally, more studies also indicate that apelin/APJ system exerts a broad range of activities in kidney. Therefore, we review the role of apelin/APJ system in kidney diseases such as renal fibrosis, renal ischemia/reperfusion injury, diabetic nephropathy, polycystic kidney disease and hemodialysis...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796175/suppression-of-wnt-signaling-and-osteogenic-changes-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-by-eicosapentaenoic-acid
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Yukihiro Saito, Kazufumi Nakamura, Daiji Miura, Kei Yunoki, Toru Miyoshi, Masashi Yoshida, Norifumi Kawakita, Tomonari Kimura, Megumi Kondo, Toshihiro Sarashina, Satoshi Akagi, Atsuyuki Watanabe, Nobuhiro Nishii, Hiroshi Morita, Hiroshi Ito
Vascular medial calcification is often observed in patients with arteriosclerosis. It is also associated with systolic hypertension, wide pulse pressure, and fluctuation of blood pressure, which results in cardiovascular events. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) has been shown to suppress vascular calcification in previous animal experiments. We investigated the inhibitory effects of EPA on Wnt signaling, which is one of the important signaling pathways involved in vascular calcification. Intake of food containing 5% EPA resulted in upregulation of the mRNA expression of Klotho, an intrinsic inhibitor of Wnt signaling, in the kidneys of wild-type mice...
August 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795259/comparison-of-outcomes-using-balloon-expandable-versus-self-expanding-transcatheter-prostheses-according-to-the-extent-of-aortic-valve-calcification
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Won-Keun Kim, Johannes Blumenstein, Christoph Liebetrau, Andreas Rolf, Luise Gaede, Arnaud Van Linden, Mani Arsalan, Mirko Doss, Jan G P Tijssen, Christian W Hamm, Thomas Walther, Helge Möllmann
BACKGROUND: Device landing zone (DLZ) calcification is an important determinant of procedural success in transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact of DLZ calcification on procedural outcome with different types of transcatheter heart valves (THVs). METHODS: Aortic valve calcium density (AVCdens) was determined by non-contrast-enhanced computed tomography in 1232 patients undergoing transfemoral TAVI...
August 9, 2017: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
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