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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734983/dietary-administration-of-tetrodotoxin-and-its-putative-biosynthetic-intermediates-to-the-captive-reared-non-toxic-japanese-fire-bellied-newt-cynops-pyrrhogaster
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Yuta Kudo, Chikafumi Chiba, Keiichi Konoki, Yuko Cho, Mari Yotsu-Yamashita
The origin of tetrodotoxin (TTX) in amphibians has long been disputed. In this study, TTX and its putative biosynthetic intermediates or shunt compounds (4,9-anhydro-10-hemiketal-5-deoxyTTX and Cep-242) were dietary administered to the captive-reared, non-toxic Japanese fire-bellied newt, Cynops pyrrhogaster. After 4 weeks, the ingested compounds were detected mainly in the newt body using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS), while these compounds were not converted into other TTX analogues in newts...
July 19, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734628/adrenergic-receptor-genotypes-influence-postoperative-outcomes-in-infants-in-the-single-ventricle-reconstruction-trial
#2
Ronand Ramroop, George Manase, Danny Lu, Dorin Manase, Shan Chen, Richard Kim, Teresa Lee, William T Mahle, Kimberly McHugh, Mike Mitchell, Martin Tristani-Firouzi, Stephanie B Wechsler, Nicole S Wilder, Victor Zak, Myriam Lafreniere-Roula, Jane W Newburger, J William Gaynor, Mark W Russell, Seema Mital
OBJECTIVES: Adrenergic receptor (ADR) genotypes have been associated with adverse outcomes in heart failure. Our objective was to evaluate the association of ADR genotypes with post-Norwood outcomes in infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS). METHODS: Infants with HLHS participating in the Pediatric Heart Network Single-Ventricle Reconstruction Trial underwent genotyping for 4 single-nucleotide polymorphisms in 3 ADR genes: ADRB1_231A/G, ADRB1_1165G/C, ADRB2_5318C/G, and ADRA2A_2790C/T...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734621/use-of-n-butyl-cyanoacrylate-to-reduce-left-to-right-shunting-of-an-abdominal-arteriovenous-malformation-in-a-dog
#3
B D Eason, D F Hogan, C Lim, M J Hogan
A 9-month old castrated male Labradoodle presented to the cardiology service at Purdue University for evaluation of a low-grade murmur. Physical examination, thoracic radiography, and echocardiography were strongly supportive of an extracardiac left-to-right shunt. Subsequent evaluation with nuclear scintigraphy and computed tomography angiography revealed a large, complex arteriovenous malformation within the cranial abdomen. Staged interventional attenuation of the shunt was performed using n-butyl cyanoacrylate that resulted in a reduction in echocardiographic and nuclear scintigraphy derived shunt estimation...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Cardiology: the Official Journal of the European Society of Veterinary Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734447/plication-of-the-diaphragm-in-postpneumectomy-right-to-left-shunting
#4
Joyce-Manyi Bakia, Jeroen M A M Retera, Roland P van Ieperen, Robbert J de Winter, Joël van der Niet
A rare adverse event of a right-sided pneumectomy with an elevated hemidiaphragm is right-to-left shunting through a patent foramen ovale. In this case report we describe our experience with plication of the right hemidiaphragm with instantaneous hemodynamic results and pain relief, followed by secondary closure of the foramen ovale.
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734444/systemic-artery-to-pulmonary-vein-fistula-after-right-upper-lobectomy-demonstrated-by-4-dimensional-flow-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#5
Antoine Legras, Arshid Azarine, Bastien Poitier, Emmanuel Messas, Françoise Le Pimpec-Barthes
Postoperative systemic artery to pulmonary vein fistula is very rare. In this report, we describe an exceptional condition of both intrapulmonary arteriovenous fistula and systemic artery to pulmonary vein fistula, involving all right hemithoracic systemic arteries, inducing left-to-left shunt. This condition was responsible for heart failure, 24 years after a right upper lobectomy for inflammatory tumor. Investigations included computed tomographic angiography, arteriography, and four-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734439/coronary-sinus-orifice-atresia-after-the-fontan-completion-unique-repair-technique
#6
Shinya Yokoyama, Takeo Yonekura, Noboru Nishiwaki, Shigeki Taniguchi
We report a successful unroofing of the coronary sinus via a unique technique. Our patient was diagnosed with single ventricle morphology. Pulmonary artery banding and bidirectional cavopulmonary shunt were performed at 1 and 6 months old, respectively. Ordinary univentricular repair strategy was performed; extracardiac total cavopulmonary connection was achieved at 18 months old. Catheterization performed 1 year after the Fontan procedure revealed the coronary sinus orifice atresia, diffuse coronary artery stenosis, and sinusoid formation of the coronary system...
August 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733177/transjugular-local-thrombolysis-with-without-tips-in-patients-with-acute-non-cirrhotic-non-malignant-portal-vein-thrombosis
#7
Christoph Klinger, Bettina Riecken, Arthur Schmidt, Andrea De Gottardi, Benjamin Meier, Jaime Bosch, Karel Caca
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Therapeutic anticoagulation is the standard treatment in patients with acute non-cirrhotic portal vein thrombosis (PVT). In critically ill patients, anticoagulation only may not suffice to achive rapid and stable recanalization. This study evaluates efficacy and safety of transjugular interventional therapy in acute non-cirrhotic PVT. METHODS: This retrospective study includes 17 consecutive patients with acute noncirrhotic, non-malignant PVT...
June 27, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731690/the-metal-drives-the-chemistry-dual-functions-of-acireductone-dioxygenase
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Aditi R Deshpande, Thomas C Pochapsky, Dagmar Ringe
Acireductone dioxygenase (ARD) from the methionine salvage pathway (MSP) is a unique enzyme that exhibits dual chemistry determined solely by the identity of the divalent transition-metal ion (Fe(2+) or Ni(2+)) in the active site. The Fe(2+)-containing isozyme catalyzes the on-pathway reaction using substrates 1,2-dihydroxy-3-keto-5-methylthiopent-1-ene (acireductone) and dioxygen to generate formate and the ketoacid precursor of methionine, 2-keto-4-methylthiobutyrate, whereas the Ni(2+)-containing isozyme catalyzes an off-pathway shunt with the same substrates, generating methylthiopropionate, carbon monoxide, and formate...
July 21, 2017: Chemical Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730376/lower-urinary-tract-obstruction-fetal-intervention-based-on-prenatal-staging
#9
Rodrigo Ruano, Timothy Dunn, Michael C Braun, Joseph R Angelo, Adnan Safdar
The authors present an overview of lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO) in the fetus with a particular focus on the insult to the developing renal system. Diagnostic criteria along with the challenges in estimating long-term prognosis are reviewed. A proposed prenatal LUTO disease severity classification to guide management decisions with fetal intervention to maintain or salvage in utero and neonatal pulmonary and renal function is also discussed. Stage I LUTO (mild form) is characterized by normal amniotic fluid index after 18 weeks, normal kidney echogenicity, no renal cortical cysts, no evidence of renal dysplasia, and favorable urinary biochemistries when sampled between 18 and 30 weeks; prenatal surveillance is recommended...
July 21, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729141/effects-of-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-tips-on-blood-volume-distribution-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
#10
Troels M Busk, Flemming Bendtsen, Jens H Henriksen, Stefan Fuglsang, Jens O Clemmesen, Fin S Larsen, Søren Møller
BACKGROUND: Cirrhosis is accompanied by portal hypertension with splanchnic and systemic arterial vasodilation, and central hypovolaemia. A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) alleviates portal hypertension, but also causes major haemodynamic changes. AIMS: To investigate effects of TIPS on regional blood volume distribution, and systemic haemodynamics. METHODS: Thirteen cirrhotic patients had their regional blood volume distribution determined with gamma-camera technique before and after TIPS...
June 27, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728536/postnatal-delayed-exacerbation-of-dural-sinus-malformation-associated-with-brainstem-cavernous-malformations-a-case-report
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Katsuhiro Mizutani, Tomoru Miwa, Takenori Akiyama, Tokunori Kanazawa, Hideaki Nagashima, Kei Miyakoshi, Yasunari Niimi, Kazunari Yoshida
Dural sinus malformation (DSM) is a rare paediatric vascular malformation characterised by abnormal dilation of the posterior dural sinus. Owing to its rarity, the pathophysiology of DSM has not been fully elucidated. We report a case of prenatally diagnosed DSM with an unusual clinical course. We detected DSM in a male foetus in the 26th week of gestation by using foetal ultrasonography. Although the DSM regressed during the foetal stage and the arteriovenous shunt was insignificant in the neonate, the shunt rapidly developed four months after birth...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728535/endovascular-occlusion-of-pial-arteriovenous-macrofistulae-using-pcanvas1-and-adenosine-induced-asystole-to-control-nbca-injection
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P Lylyk, J Chudyk, C Bleise, C Serna Candel, M Aguilar Pérez, H Henkes
Background In large-caliber pial macrofistulae (pMF), the combination of high blood flow velocity and large efferent artery diameter makes control over the endovascular vessel occlusion difficult and may result in the inadvertent venous passage of occlusive devices or embolic agents. Case descriptions Patient 1: A 27-year-old man presented with headache and ataxia. An infratentorial pMF supplied by both superior cerebellar arteries with venous ectasia was found. The first treatment attempt using balloons and coils failed since the position of either device could not be controlled because of a distal diameter of the feeding artery of 8 mm...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727971/congenital-extrahepatic-portosystemic-shunt-abernethy-malformation-type-ib-with-associated-hepatocellular-carcinoma-case-report-and-literature-review
#13
Mark Benedict, Manuel Rodriguez-Davalos, Sukru Emre, Zenta Walther, Raffaella Morotti
Abernethy malformation, also termed congenital portosystemic shunt and congenital absence of portal vein is the result of malformation of the splanchnic venous system. Congenital portosystemic shunts are divided into extra- and intrahepatic shunts. Two shunts have been defined: Type I is characterized by the complete diversion of portal blood into the vena cava with an associated congenital absence of the portal vein. Type II is defined by an intact but diverted portal vein through a side-to-side, extrahepatic connection to the vena cava...
July 2017: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727148/treatment-of-intrahepatic-congenital-portosystemic-shunts-in-dogs-a-systematic-review
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M S Tivers, V J Lipscomb, D J Brockman
The aim of this study was to establish the evidence base for the treatment of intrahepatic congenital portosystemic shunts in dogs through a systematic review of the pertinent literature. Studies were filtered for evidence to answer the question "Which of the treatment options for intrahepatic CPSS in dogs offers the best short- and long-term outcome?" Studies were assigned a level of evidence based on a system published by the Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. Thirty-two studies were included in the review...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723777/short-outcome-comparison-of-elderly-patients-versus-nonelderly-patients-treated-with-transjugular-intrahepatic-portosystemic-stent-shunt-a-propensity-score-matched-cohort-study
#15
Yang Li, Fengyan Wang, Xiaomei Chen, Bin Li, Wei Meng, Chengyong Qin
A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic stent shunt (TIPSS) has been widely used to treat portal hypertension and its complications. However, no established guidelines mentioned whether age was a risk factor for the treatment of TIPSS.The aim is to determine whether age is a risk factor for poor outcomes following TIPSS.The retrospective cohort study included 134 patients who received TIPSS treatment from 2003 to 2016. The adverse events after the TIPSS treatment were compared after propensity score matching to reduce the effect of selection bias...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720740/-tentorial-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-successfully-treated-with-transvenous-embolization-using-a-double-catheterization-technique-through-venous-drainage-a-case-report
#16
Akira Yamakawa, Atsushi Fujita, Hirotomo Tanaka, Mitsuru Ikeda, Masashi Morikawa, Eiji Kohmura
BACKGROUND: Tentorial dural arteriovenous fistulas(dAVFs)are a rare clinical entity accounting for less than 10% of all intracranial dAVFs. Because these lesions are characterized by high hemorrhagic risk, aggressive treatment should be considered. Although the number of reported cases treated with endovascular transarterial embolization(TAE)using glue has been increasing, little is known about the transvenous approach. Here, we report the case of a patient with a tentorial dAVF who was successfully treated with transvenous embolization(TVE)through venous drainage using a double catheterization technique...
July 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718261/modern-management-of-duodenal-variceal-bleeding
#17
Amer Rehman Farooqi, Lawrence Sunderraj
Duodenal variceal bleeding is an uncommon cause of gastrointestinal bleeding. Treatment strategies are reliant on case reports and case series with new developments in interventional treatment modalities including endoscopic therapy, radiological intervention, and surgery. Endoscopic treatment includes injection sclerotherapy using various agents, banding of varices and clipping of varices. Interventional radiological procedures include Transjugular Intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt (TIPSS), and Balloon- Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration (BRTO)...
April 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717881/a-retrospective-comparison-of-inhaled-milrinone-and-iloprost-in-post-bypass-pulmonary-hypertension
#18
Kassiani Theodoraki, Apostolos Thanopoulos, Panagiota Rellia, Evangelos Leontiadis, Dimitrios Zarkalis, Konstantinos Perreas, Theophani Antoniou
During cardiac operations, weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) may prove challenging as a result of superimposed acute right ventricular dysfunction in the setting of elevated pulmonary vascular resistance (PVR). The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the effect of inhaled milrinone versus inhaled iloprost in patients with persistent pulmonary hypertension following discontinuation of CPB. Eighteen patients with elevated PVR post-bypass were administered inhaled milrinone at a cumulative dose of 50 μg kg(-1)...
July 17, 2017: Heart and Vessels
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717832/endoscopic-surgery-for-intraventricular-arachnoid-cysts-in-children-clinical-presentation-radiological-features-management-and-outcomes-over-a-12-year-period
#19
Phillip Copley, Matthew A Kirkman, Dominic Thompson, Greg James, Kristian Aquilina
PURPOSE: Less than 0.5% of arachnoid cysts are intraventricular in origin. We review our experience with endoscopic surgery for intraventricular arachnoid cysts in children. METHODS: This is a retrospective review of children with intraventricular arachnoid cysts who underwent surgery between 2005 and 2016. Clinical notes and imaging were reviewed. RESULTS: Twenty-nine patients with endoscopically treated intraventricular arachnoid cysts were identified (M/F = 17:12; median age = 1...
July 17, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717159/the-essential-genomic-landscape-of-the-commensal-bifidobacterium-breve-ucc2003
#20
Lorena Ruiz, Francesca Bottacini, Christine J Boinett, Amy K Cain, Mary O'Connell-Motherway, Trevor D Lawley, Douwe van Sinderen
Bifidobacteria are common gut commensals with purported health-promoting effects. This has encouraged scientific research into bifidobacteria, though recalcitrance to genetic manipulation and scarcity of molecular tools has hampered our knowledge on the precise molecular determinants of their health-promoting attributes and gut adaptation. To overcome this problem and facilitate functional genomic analyses in bifidobacteria, we created a large Tn5 transposon mutant library of the commensal Bifidobacterium breve UCC2003 that was further characterized by means of a Transposon Directed Insertion Sequencing (TraDIS) approach...
July 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
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