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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735951/presentation-clinical-features-and-results-of-intervention-in-upper-extremity-fibromuscular-dysplasia
#1
Nancy Nguyen, Aditya Sharma, Jonathan K West, Maya Serhal, Ellen Brinza, Heather L Gornik, Esther S H Kim
BACKGROUND: We present a case series of upper extremity fibromuscular dysplasia (UE FMD) consisting of 22 patients from two tertiary referral centers focusing on clinical presentation, diagnostic findings, and interventional outcomes. FMD is a noninflammatory, nonatherosclerotic arteriopathy that has a predisposition for middle-aged women. Involvement of the UE is thought to be rare. Patients with UE FMD can present with claudication or ischemia, or they can be incidentally diagnosed...
August 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734763/uncleaved-2a-peptide-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-can-display-foreign-epitope-tag-at-the-virion-surface
#2
Jitendra K Biswal, Saravanan Subramaniam, Rajeev Ranjan, Bramhadev Pattnaik
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) capsid precursor protein P1-2A is cleaved by viral-encoded 3C protease (3C(pro)) to generate VP0, VP3, VP1 and 2A proteins. It was reported earlier that substitution of a single amino acid residue within the 2A peptide sequence (L2P) blocked the 3C(pro) mediated VP1/2A cleavage and produced 'self-tagged' FMDV particles containing uncleaved 2A-peptide. To determine whether the uncleaved 2A-peptide can function as a target structure to harbour and display exogenous epitope on FMDV particles, a full-length FMDV cDNA clone containing a HA-tag within the uncleaved 2A-peptide sequence was constructed...
July 19, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734743/adjuvantation-of-inactivated-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-vaccine-with-il-15-expressing-plasmid-improves-the-immune-response-in-guinea-pigs
#3
Vijay Nagaraj, Lijo John, Singaram Bharatiraja, Hosur Joyappa Dechamma, Golla Ramalinga Reddy
Foot and mouth disease is a highly contagious disease affecting cloven footed animals. Vaccination using inactivated virus is followed to control the disease. As the immune response conferred by the inactivated vaccine is short lived, there is a need for an alternate vaccine with increased duration of immunity. Inclusion of adjuvant which enhances B and T cell responses is one of the strategies to increase the duration of immune responses of the vaccine. Interleukin 15 is one such a cytokine which improves the cell mediated immune response and also involved in the maintenance of memory T and B cells...
July 19, 2017: Biologicals: Journal of the International Association of Biological Standardization
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724057/impaired-flow-mediated-dilation-response-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-mellitus-with-a-mean-disease-duration-of-4-1-years
#4
Lúcia Helena Bonalume Tacito, Antonio Carlos Pires, Juan Carlos Yugar-Toledo
Objective: This study aimed at assessing the endothelial function in patients with Type 1 diabetes (T1DM) using flow-mediated dilation (FMD) response and carotid artery intima-media thickness (CIMT). Materials and methods: This study enrolled 32 T1DM patients (mean disease duration 4.1 years) and 28 age-matched controls (CTL Group). Endothelial function and CIMT were assessed with high-resolution ultrasound using standardized offline measurements. Results: FMD was significantly lower in patients in the T1DM Group (8...
July 13, 2017: Archives of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721151/moderate-dose-atorvastatin-improves-arterial-endothelial-function-in-patients-with-angina-pectoris-and-normal-coronary-angiogram-a-pilot-study
#5
Amela Kabaklić, Zlatko Fras
INTRODUCTION: Endothelial dysfunction could contribute to the pathophysiology of angina pectoris (AP) in patients with normal coronary angiograms. Besides lipid-lowering effects, statins exert pleiotropic effects including improving endothelial function. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Our double-blind study included 58 patients with AP, noninvasively confirmed myocardial ischemia and a normal coronary angiogram. The effect of once-daily 20 mg atorvastatin (A) was compared with placebo (P) for 6 months...
June 2017: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717575/flow-mediated-dilatation-test-using-optoacoustic-imaging-a-proof-of-concept
#6
Angelos Karlas, Josefine Reber, Gael Diot, Dmitry Bozhko, Maria Anastasopoulou, Tareq Ibrahim, Markus Schwaiger, Fabien Hyafil, Vasilis Ntziachristos
Label-free multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) has recently shown superior performance in visualizing the morphology of human vasculature, especially of smaller vessels, compared to ultrasonography. Herein, we extend these observations towards MSOT interrogation of macrovascular endothelial function. We employed a real-time handheld MSOT scanner to assess flow-mediated dilatation (FMD), a technique used to characterize endothelial function. A data processing scheme was developed to quantify the dimensions and diameter changes of arteries in humans and determine wall distensibility parameters...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716989/high-prevalence-of-multiple-arterial-bed-lesions-in-patients-with-fibromuscular-dysplasia-the-arcadia-registry-assessment-of-renal-and-cervical-artery-dysplasia
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Pierre-François Plouin, Jean-Philippe Baguet, Frédéric Thony, Olivier Ormezzano, Arshid Azarine, François Silhol, Catherine Oppenheim, Béatrice Bouhanick, Louis Boyer, Alexandre Persu, Frank Hammer, Philippe Gosse, Claire Mounier-Vehier, Claire Le Hello, Xavier Jeunemaitre, Michel Azizi, Laurence Amar, Gilles Chatellier, Elie Mousseaux, Emmanuel Touzé
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) commonly affects the renal and cervical arteries but has been described to affect other vascular beds as well. The prevalence of and clinical characteristics associated with multisite FMD (string-of-beds or focal stenoses affecting at least 2 vascular beds) are not known. In the prospective ARCADIA registry (Assessment of Renal and Cervical Artery Dysplasia), symptomatic patients with renal artery (RA) FMD underwent tomographic- or magnetic resonance-angiography from the aortic arch to the intracranial arteries and those with cervical FMD from the diaphragm to the pelvis...
July 17, 2017: Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716192/impact-of-fmd-outbreak-on-milk-production-and-heifers-growth-on-a-dairy-herd-in-southern-iran
#8
Maryam Ansari-Lari, Mehdi Mohebbi-Fani, Nicholas A Lyons, Nezamaddin Azizi
Foot and mouth disease is endemic in Middle Eastern countries including Iran but its impact is poorly characterized. The present study was conducted to evaluate the impact of FMD outbreak on milk production and heifers' growth in an industrial dairy herd located in Fars province, southern Iran. Data about individual milk production, heifers' growth and total daily milk (sold for manufacturing), its fat and protein content and somatic cell counts were collected from the herd database. Based on the results of the linear mixed models, a significant decline in individual milk production after the outbreak was observed compared with before the outbreak...
September 1, 2017: Preventive Veterinary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715558/prevalence-of-intracranial-aneurysm-in-women-with-fibromuscular-dysplasia-a-report-from-the-us-registry-for-fibromuscular-dysplasia
#9
Henry D Lather, Heather L Gornik, Jeffrey W Olin, Xiaokui Gu, Steven T Heidt, Esther S H Kim, Daniella Kadian-Dodov, Aditya Sharma, Bruce Gray, Michael R Jaff, Yung-Wei Chi, Pamela Mace, Eva Kline-Rogers, James B Froehlich
Importance: The prevalence of intracranial aneurysm in patients with fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is uncertain. Objective: To examine the prevalence of intracranial aneurysm in women diagnosed with FMD. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cross-sectional study included 669 women with intracranial imaging registered in the US Registry for Fibromuscular Dysplasia, an observational disease-based registry of patients with FMD confirmed by vascular imaging and currently enrolling at 14 participating US academic centers...
July 17, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714741/the-efficacy-and-safety-of-adding-either-vildagliptin-or-glimepiride-to-ongoing-metformin-therapy-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
#10
Gyuri Kim, Sewon Oh, Sang-Man Jin, Kyu Yeon Hur, Jae Hyeon Kim, Moon-Kyu Lee
OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of either vildagliptin or glimepiride on glycemic variability, oxidative stress, and endothelial parameters in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) inadequately controlled with metformin alone. METHODS: In this randomized, open-label, parallel study, 34 patients with T2DM being treated with metformin having an HbA1c of 7.0-10.0% were allocated into either the vildagliptin or glimepiride group. A mixed-meal tolerance test and 72-hour continuous glucose monitoring were conducted, and urinary 8-iso-prostaglandinF2α (PGF2α) and endothelial-dependent flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) were evaluated at baseline and after 12 weeks of treatment...
July 17, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714423/distinctive-neuropsychological-profiles-differentiate-patients-with-functional-memory-disorder-from-patients-with-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment
#11
Sarah J Wakefield, Daniel J Blackburn, Kirsty Harkness, Aijaz Khan, Markus Reuber, Annalena Venneri
OBJECTIVES: Patients with functional memory disorder (FMD) report significant memory failures in everyday life. Differentiating these patients from those with memory difficulties due to early stage neurodegenerative conditions is clinically challenging. The current study explored whether distinctive neuropsychological profiles could be established, suitable to differentiate patients with FMD from healthy individuals and those experiencing amnestic mild cognitive impairment (a-MCI). METHODS: Patients with a clinical diagnosis of FMD were compared with patients with a-MCI, and healthy matched controls on several tests assessing different cognitive functions...
July 17, 2017: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711695/identification-of-a-conformational-neutralizing-epitope-on-the-vp1-protein-of-type-a-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus
#12
Wenming Liu, Baolin Yang, Mingxia Wang, Haiwei Wang, Decheng Yang, Wenge Ma, Guohui Zhou, Li Yu
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) caused by foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV), is a highly contagious infectious disease that affects domestic and wild cloven-hoofed animals worldwide. In recent years, outbreaks of serotype A FMD have occurred in many countries. High-affinity neutralizing antibodies against a conserved epitope could provide protective immunity against diverse subtypes of FMDV serotype A and protect against future pandemics. In this study, we generated a serotype A FMDV-specific potent neutralizing monoclonal antibody (MAb), 6C9, which recognizes a conformation-dependent epitope...
July 8, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709700/prasugrel-as-opposed-to-clopidogrel-improves-endothelial-nitric-oxide-bioavailability-and-reduces-platelet-leukocyte-interaction-in-patients-with-unstable-angina-pectoris-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Tanja K Rudolph, Alexander Fuchs, Anna Klinke, Andrea Schlichting, Kai Friedrichs, Martin Hellmich, Martin Mollenhauer, Edzard Schwedhelm, Stephan Baldus, Volker Rudolph
BACKGROUND: Platelet inhibition has been linked to improved endothelial function, a prognostic factor in coronary artery disease. Whether prasugrel, a potent platelet inhibitor, affects endothelial function remains unknown. METHODS: This was a double-blind, randomized, active-controlled, parallel trial. Patients with unstable angina pectoris undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) received either a daily dose of clopidogrel 75mg (n=23) or prasugrel 10mg (n=22)...
July 1, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708039/comparison-of-endothelial-function-in-healthy-chronic-periodontitis-and-myocardial-infarction-patients
#14
Anahita Punj, Santhosh B Shenoy, Subramanyam K
BACKGROUND: The inflammatory burden as a result of severe periodontal disease acts as an insult to the endothelium. This disruption in the function of the endothelium, predisposes it towards formation of atherosclerotic plaque, which may be a subsequent risk for coronary artery disease. The aim of this study was to estimate and compare endothelial function via flow mediated dilation (FMD) assessment in periodontal health and disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 120 patients were selected and categorized equally into three groups of healthy, chronic periodontitis and myocardial infarction patients...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707820/isolation-identification-and-retrospective-study-of-foot-and-mouth-disease-virus-from-affected-mithun-bos-frontalis-in-north-eastern-india
#15
B Borah, P Deka, K Sharma, S Baro, A K Hazarika, C Das, G B Garam, P Boro, K Ltu
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a contagious disease of cloven-hoofed animals that causes substantial and perpetual economic loss. Apart from the contagious nature of the disease, the FMD virus can establish in a "carrier state" among all cloven-hoofed animals. The Mithun (Bos frontalis), popularly called the "Cattle of Mountain," is found in the geographically isolated, hilly region of north-east India: Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. Despite the geographical inaccessibility, infection by FMD virus has emerged as the single most devastating disease among Mithun after the eradication of rinderpest from this region...
July 14, 2017: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707746/gas-evolution-in-activated-carbon-based-supercapacitors-using-protic-deep-eutectic-solvent-as-electrolyte
#16
Satyajit Phadke, Samia Amara, Meriem Anouti
One of the primary causes of ageing in supercapacitors are the irreversible faradaic reactions occurring near the operating voltage limit which lead to the production of gases resulting in device swelling, increased resistance (ESR), and lowering of the capacitance. In this study, we report a investigation of a protic "Deep Eutectic Solvent" (DES) consisting on mixture of Lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide salt (LiFSI) with formamide (FMD) as H-bond donor (xLiFSI = 0.25 ; C = 2.5 M LiFSI) as electrolyte for AC based EDLC...
July 14, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699679/one-session-of-remote-ischemic-preconditioning-does-not-improve-vascular-function-in-acute-normobaric-and-chronic-hypobaric-hypoxia
#17
Mathew G Rieger, Ryan L Hoiland, Joshua C Tremblay, Mike Stembridge, Anthony R Bain, Daniela Flück, Prajan Subedi, James D Anholm, Philip N Ainslie
Application of repeated short duration bouts of ischemia to the limbs, termed remote ischemic preconditioning (RIPC), is a novel technique that may have protective effects on vascular function during hypoxic exposures. In separate parallel-design studies, at sea-level (SL; n = 16), and after 8-12 days at high-altitude (HA; n = 12; White Mountain, 3800 m), participants underwent either a sham protocol or one session of 4 × 5 minutes of dual-thigh cuff occlusion with 5 minutes recovery. Brachial artery flow-mediated dilation (FMD; ultrasound), pulmonary artery systolic pressure (PASP; echocardiography), and internal carotid artery flow (ICA; ultrasound) were measured at SL in normoxia and isocapnic hypoxia [end-tidal PO₂ (PETO₂) maintained to 50 mmHg], and during normal breathing at HA...
July 12, 2017: Experimental Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691468/bacterial-colonization-of-the-implant-abutment-interface-of-conical-connection-with-an-internal-octagon-an-in-vitro-study-using-real-time-pcr
#18
A Baj, G A Beltramini, A Bolzoni, F Cura, A Palmieri, A Scarano, L Ottria, A B Giannì
Bacterial leakage at the implant-abutment connection of a two-piece implant system is considered the main cause of peri-implantitis. Prevention of bacterial leakage at the implant-abutment connection is mandatory for reducing inflammation process around implant neck and achieving bone stability. Micro-cavities at implant-abutment connection level can favour bacterial leakage, even in modern two-piece implant systems. The conical connection with an internal octagon (CCIO) is considered to be more stable mechanically and allows a more tight link between implant and abutment...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691467/bidirectional-flux-of-fluids-and-microbiota-at-implant-abutment-connection-of-fmd-storm-implant-system-an-in-vitro-stud-y-using-rt-pcr
#19
A Baj, M Romano, E Segna, A Palmieri, F Cura, A Scarano, L Ottria, A B Giannì
The purpose of the present microbiological study was to evaluate bacterial leakage at implant-abutment connection level of a new type of implant (Storm implant (FMD, Falappa Medical Devices®, Rome, Italy) using Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR). This implant presents a polygonal external implantabutment connection with a geometry that provides a hex on which engage complementary abutments. To identify the capability of the implant to protect the internal space from the external environment, the passage of genetically modified Escherichia coli across implant-abutment interface was evaluated...
April 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690284/association-between-waist-to-height-ratio-and-endothelial-dysfunction-in-patients-with-morbidity%C3%A3-a-report-from-the-fmd-j-study
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Akihiro Tokushige, Shinichiro Ueda, Hirofumi Tomiyama, Mituru Ohishi, Takahide Kohro, Yukihito Higashi, Bonpei Takase, Toru Suzuki, Tomoko Ishizu, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Tomoo Furumoto, Kazuomi Kario, Teruo Inoue, Shinji Koba, Yasuhiko Takemoto, Takuzo Hano, Masataka Sata, Yutaka Ishibashi, Koichi Node, Koji Maemura, Yusuke Ohya, Taiji Furukawa, Hiroshi Ito, Akira Yamashina
BACKGROUND: Waist circumference (WC), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) and body mass index (BMI) are known as easy anthropometric markers of abnormal obesity and screening tools for predicting cardiovascular outcomes, but which indices are best is unclear. We therefore investigated the superiority and association between each index and low flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) as a surrogate marker for cardiovascular outcomes in patients with morbidity in a large Japanese prospective cohort.Methods and Results:A total of 1,645 Japanese patients who had coronary artery disease and hypertension or diabetes mellitus were enrolled, and 1,087 of them were analyzed...
July 7, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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