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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213291/apolipoprotein-e-polymorphism-and-the-risk-of-aneurysmal-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-a-south-indian-population
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Arati Suvatha, Sibin Madathan Kandi, Dhananjaya Ishwara Bhat, Narasinga Rao, Vikas Vazhayil, Chetan Ghati Kasturirangan
Background: The rupture of a brain aneurysm causes bleeding in the subarachnoid space. This is known as aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH). We evaluated the association of apolipoprotein E (APOE) polymorphism and the risk of aSAH in a South Indian population. Methods: The study was performed on 200 subjects with aSAH and 253 healthy control subjects. Blood samples (5 ml) were used to isolate DNA and genotyping was performed for rs7412 and rs429358 using a Taqman allelic discrimination assay...
2017: Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194016/assessment-of-occupational-exposure-to-asbestos-fibers-contribution-of-analytical-transmission-electron-microscopy-analysis-and-comparison-with-phase-contrast-microscopy
#2
Céline Eypert-Blaison, Anita Romero-Hariot, Frédéric Clerc, Raymond Vincent
From November 2009 until October 2010, the French general directorate for labour organised a large field-study using analytical transmission electron microscopy (ATEM) to characterise occupational exposure to asbestos fibers during work on asbestos containing materials (ACM). The primary objective of this study was to establish a method and to validate the feasibility of using ATEM for the analysis of airborne asbestos of individual filters sampled in various occupational environments. For each sampling event, ATEM data were compared to those obtained by phase-contrast optical microscopy (PCOM), the WHO-recommended reference technique...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190387/chronic-hyperandrogenemia-in-the-presence-and-absence-of-a-western-style-diet-impairs-ovarian-and-uterine-structure-function-in-young-adult-rhesus-monkeys
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Cecily V Bishop, Emily C Mishler, Diana L Takahashi, Taylor E Reiter, Kise R Bond, Cadence A True, Ov D Slayden, Richard L Stouffer
STUDY QUESTION: Does chronic hyperandrogenemia beginning at menarche, in the absence and presence of a western-style diet (WSD), alter ovarian and uterine structure-function in young adult rhesus monkeys? SUMMARY ANSWER: Phenotypic alterations in ovarian and uterine structure/function were induced by exogenous testosterone (T), and compounded in the presence of a WSD (T+WSD). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Hyperandrogenemia is a well-established component of PCOS and is observed in adolescent girls, indicating a potential pubertal onset of disease symptoms...
November 28, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29184806/polycystic-ovary-syndrome-in-adolescence-diagnostic-and-therapeutic-strategies
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Manmohan K Kamboj, Andrea E Bonny
Controversy continues about the underlying etiopathogenesis, diagnostic criteria, and recommendations for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in adolescents. Recent literature has recognized these deficiencies and evidence based expert recommendations have become more available. The purpose of this chapter is to offer primary care providers a practical understanding and approach to the diagnosis and treatment of PCOS in adolescents. Although the presence of polycystic ovary morphology (PCOM) is included as a key diagnostic criterion of PCOS in adults, it is currently not recommended for the diagnosis in adolescents...
October 2017: Translational pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29172287/polycystic-ovarian-morphology-may-be-a-positive-prognostic-factor-in-patients-with-endometrial-cancer-who-achieved-complete-remission-after-fertility-sparing-therapy-with-progestin
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Yamato Fukui, Ayumi Taguchi, Katsuyuki Adachi, Marie Sato, Akira Kawata, Michihiro Tanikawa, Kenbun Sone, Mayuyo Mori, Kazunori Nagasaka, Yoko Matsumoto, Takahide Arimoto, Katsutoshi Oda, Yutaka Osuga, Tomoyuki Fujii
Background: The most studied fertility-sparing therapy for endometrial cancer (EC) is oral progestin therapy. However, complete remission (CR) rate after progestin therapy is not enough ranging from 60 to 80 %, with high recurrence rate. Clinical features that predict treatment efficacy and recurrence after progestin therapy have not yet been revealed in detail. The aim of this study was to investigate prognostic factors in patients with EC who achieved CR after medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) therapy. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 35 EC patients treated with MPA at our institution between 2000 and 2016...
November 26, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118804/hybrid-retrograde-antegrade-recanalization-of-acute-basilar-artery-occlusion
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James D Rossen, Edgar A Samaniego, Mishelle Paullus, Santiago Ortega-Gutierrez
Acute basilar artery (BA) occlusion has a very poor prognosis. Recanalization can be challenged by bilateral vertebral artery (VA) occlusions, arterial dissection, or advanced atherosclerotic disease. We describe a case in whom the BA was accessed and recanalized through a retrograde-antegrade approach from the anterior circulation using a large posterior communicating artery (PCOM). Once the BA had been crossed retrogradely through the PCOM, another microcatheter was advanced antegradely through the VA into the BA and right posterior cerebral artery using the "buddy-wire" technique...
October 2017: Interventional Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114304/thrombosed-giant-true-posterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm-treated-by-trapping-and-thrombectomy
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Yuichi Mochizuki, Akitsugu Kawashima, Koji Yamaguch, Yoshikazu Okada
Giant "true" posterior communicating artery (PCOM) aneurysms are rare and the best surgical treatment for them is unclear. We present a case of 85-year-old woman with this type of lesion, 35 mm in diameter, successfully treated by trapping and thrombectomy via pterional approach without complications. There were no perforating arteries originating from the aneurysmal wall. The patient had an uneventful postoperative course. The key for successful treatment for such lesions is preservation of perforators, as trapping may result in ischemic complications...
October 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103056/estimated-pretreatment-hemodynamic-prognostic-factors-of-aneurysm-recurrence-after-endovascular-embolization
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Kouichi Misaki, Hiroyuki Takao, Takashi Suzuki, Kengo Nishimura, Issei Kan, Ichiro Yuki, Toshihiro Ishibashi, Makoto Yamamoto, Yuichi Murayama
BACKGROUND: Hemodynamic factors play important roles in aneurysm recurrence after endovascular treatment. OBJECTIVE: Predicting the risk of recurrence by hemodynamic analysis using an untreated aneurysm model is important because such prediction is required before treatment. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed hemodynamic factors associated with aneurysm recurrence from pretreatment models of five recurrent and five stable posterior communicating artery (Pcom) aneurysms with no significant differences in aneurysm volume, coil packing density, or sizes of the dome, neck, or Pcom...
October 23, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096663/measuring-what-matters-to-rare-disease-patients-reflections-on-the-work-by-the-irdirc-taskforce-on-patient-centered-outcome-measures
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Thomas Morel, Stefan J Cano
Our ability to evaluate outcomes which genuinely reflect patients' unmet needs, hopes and concerns is of pivotal importance. However, much current clinical research and practice falls short of this objective by selecting outcome measures which do not capture patient value to the fullest. In this Opinion, we discuss Patient-Centered Outcomes Measures (PCOMs), which have the potential to systematically incorporate patient perspectives to measure those outcomes that matter most to patients. We argue for greater multi-stakeholder collaboration to develop PCOMs, with rare disease patients and families at the center...
November 2, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049986/new-diagnostic-criteria-of-polycystic-ovarian-morphology-for-adolescents-impact-on-prevalence-and-hormonal-profile
#10
Paulina M Merino, Claudio Villarroel, Cristián Jesam, Patricia López, Ethel Codner
BACKGROUND: The ultrasonographic criteria used to identify polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM) during adolescence have changed over time. Recently, a Worldwide Pediatric Consensus (PedC) defined PCOM using stricter criteria than the previous recommendations of the Rotterdam Consensus (RC) and Androgen Excess-Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome Society (AES/PCOS) criteria. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of PCOM in healthy adolescents according to the 3 reported diagnostic criteria and compare the hormonal profile in females with and without PCOM based on the PedC criteria...
October 19, 2017: Hormone Research in Pædiatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936194/the-siesta-habit-is-associated-with-a-decreased-risk-of-rupture-of-intracranial-aneurysms
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Huibin Kang, Xin Feng, Baorui Zhang, Erkang Guo, Luyao Wang, Zenghui Qian, Peng Liu, Xiaolong Wen, Wenjuan Xu, Youxiang Li, Chuhan Jiang, Zhongxue Wu, Hongbing Zhang, Aihua Liu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have examined an association between the siesta habit and hypertension, as well as coronary heart disease. However, the relationship between a siesta and the risk of rupture of an intracranial aneurysm (IA) has not yet been established. We aimed to investigate the effects of a siesta on the risk of rupture of IAs. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled consecutive patients diagnosed with IAs at our hospital between January 2016 and December 2016...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28879505/recovery-of-oculomotor-nerve-palsy-after-endovascular-treatment-of-ruptured-posterior-communicating-artery-aneurysm
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Qing-Quan Zu, Xing-Long Liu, Bin Wang, Chun-Gao Zhou, Jin-Guo Xia, Lin-Bo Zhao, Hai-Bin Shi, Sheng Liu
PURPOSE: Oculomotor nerve palsy (ONP) may result from Posterior communicating artery (Pcom) aneurysms. Endovascular treatment of ruptured Pcom aneurysms generally is a safe procedure, but the effect of this therapy on ONP is incompletely elucidated. This retrospective study evaluates outcomes of ONP after endovascular treatment for ruptured Pcom aneurysm and with the intention to clarify predictors of recovery. METHODS: From May 2010 to October 2015, 210 patients with Pcom aneurysms underwent endovascular treatment at our institution...
November 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875230/b-flow-sonography-for-evaluation-of-basal-cerebral-arteries-in-newborns
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M Groth, M Ernst, P Deindl, J Herrmann
The aim of the study was to evaluate the B‑flow sonography (BFS) to image the basal cerebral arteries in newborn infants. For this purpose 34 newborns, who underwent standardized ultrasound of the brain including BFS, color Doppler (CDS) and power Doppler (PDS) techniques were retrospectively assessed. Delineation of the anterior communicating (Acom), the posterior communicating (Pcom), the middle cerebral (M1 and M2 segments), the anterior cerebral (A1 and A2 segments), and the posterior cerebral artery (P1 and P2 segments) were visually scored...
September 5, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854589/use-of-the-serum-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-assay-as-a-surrogate-for-polycystic-ovarian-morphology-impact-on-diagnosis-and-phenotypic-classification-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Alice Fraissinet, Geoffroy Robin, Pascal Pigny, Tiphaine Lefebvre, Sophie Catteau-Jonard, Didier Dewailly
STUDY QUESTION: Does the use of the serum anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) assay to replace or complement ultrasound (U/S) affect the diagnosis or phenotypic distribution of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)? SUMMARY ANSWER: Combining U/S and the serum AMH assay to define polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM) diagnoses PCOS (according to the Rotterdam classification) in more patients than definitions using one or the other of these indicators exclusively. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Since 2003, PCOM, as defined by U/S, is one of the three diagnostic criteria for PCOS...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854584/polycystic-ovarian-morphology-and-the-diagnosis-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-redefining-threshold-levels-for-follicle-count-and-serum-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-using-cluster-analysis
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S Lie Fong, J S E Laven, A Duhamel, D Dewailly
STUDY QUESTION: Can cluster analysis be used to differentiate between normo-ovulatory women with normal ovaries and normo-ovulatory women with polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM) in a non-subjective manner? SUMMARY ANSWER: Cluster analysis can be used to accurately and non-subjectively differentiate between normo-ovulatory women with normal ovaries and normo-ovulatory women with PCOM. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Currently, PCOM is diagnosed using a fixed threshold level, i...
August 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736349/completion-of-the-circle-of-willis-varies-by-gender-age-and-indication-for-computed-tomography-angiography
#16
Orel A Zaninovich, Wyatt L Ramey, Christina M Walter, Travis M Dumont
OBJECTIVE: The circle of Willis (CoW) is the foremost anastomosis and blood distribution center of the brain. Its effectiveness depends on its completion and the size and patency of its vessels. Gender-related and age-related anatomic variations in the CoW may play an important role in the pathogenesis of cerebrovascular diseases. In this study, we analyzed computed tomography angiograms (CTAs) to assess for differences in CoW completion related to gender, age, and indication for CTA...
October 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733169/implications-of-the-2014-androgen-excess-and-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-society-guidelines-on-polycystic-ovarian-morphology-for-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-diagnosis
#17
J P Christ, M N Gunning, B C J M Fauser
The Androgen Excess and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome Society (AEPCOS) has recommended an updated threshold for polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM) of 25 follicles or more, 10 ml or more of ovarian volume, or both. We describe the effect of these guidelines on reproductive and metabolic characteristics in 404 women. These women were separated into four groups: group A: hyperandrogenism and oligo-amenorrhoea (n = 157); group B: hyperandrogenism or oligo-amenorrhoea and PCOM meeting AEPCOS 2014 criteria (n = 125); group C: hyperandrogenism or oligo-amenorrhoea and PCOM meeting Rotterdam 2003 but not AEPCOS 2014 criteria (n = 72); and group D: non-PCOS not meeting either criteria (n = 50)...
October 2017: Reproductive Biomedicine Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681949/age-stratified-thresholds-of-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-improve-prediction-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-over-a-population-based-threshold
#18
Molly M Quinn, Chia-Ning Kao, Asima K Ahmad, Daniel J Haisenleder, Nanette Santoro, Esther Eisenberg, Richard S Legro, Marcelle I Cedars, Heather G Huddleston
OBJECTIVE: Due to its consistent elevation in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and correlation with polycystic ovarian morphology (PCOM), anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) has been proposed as a marker of the syndrome. However, prior studies reporting thresholds of AMH for a PCOS diagnosis have been limited by small sample size, inappropriate controls, and heterogeneous AMH assays. We sought to evaluate the suitability of a standardized AMH assay as a biomarker of PCOS. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study at academic medical centres across the United States...
July 6, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602923/successful-hybrid-neurovascular-surgery-for-a-ruptured-basilar-artery-dissecting-aneurysm-in-a-patient-with-jeopardized-collateral-circulation-associated-with-aortitis-syndrome
#19
Kazuaki Yamamoto, Takahisa Mori, Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Tomonori Iwata, Gakuji Gondo, Masahiko Tanaka, Satoshi Tanaka
BACKGROUND: Dissecting aneurysms of the basilar artery (BA) are rare lesions, and the management of them has been controversial and challenging. The treatment becomes much more difficult when the patient has a disorder such as aortitis syndrome, which makes cerebral arteries occluded and tortuous. We describe a case of a ruptured BA dissecting aneurysm associated with aortitis syndrome, successfully treated with hybrid neurovascular surgery. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 64-year-old woman with a medical history of aortitis syndrome developed a severe headache and was diagnosed with a subarachnoid hemorrhage from a BA dissecting aneurysm...
September 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597496/elevated-anti-mullerian-hormone-in-lean-women-may-not-indicate-polycystic-ovarian-syndrome
#20
Rachel A Bradbury, Paul Lee, Howard C Smith
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a heterogeneous disorder with clinical features shared with functional hypogonadotrophic hypogonadism (FHH). AIM: To investigate the usefulness of an elevated (>40 pmol/L) anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH) in identifying PCOS and distinguishing PCOS from FHH. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 141 patients with an elevated AMH and body mass index either <20 kg/m(2) (lean) or >30 kg/m(2) (obese) were selected and three subgroups analysed - obese, lean, lean with suspected FHH...
October 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
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