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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088288/a-novel-mouse-model-of-staphylococcus-aureus-vascular-graft-infection-noninvasive-imaging-of-biofilm-development-in%C3%A2-vivo
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Hélène Van de Vyver, Philipp R Bovenkamp, Verena Hoerr, Katrin Schwegmann, Lorena Tuchscherr, Silke Niemann, Laura Kursawe, Christina Grosse, Annette Moter, Uwe Hansen, Ute Neugebauer, Michael T Kuhlmann, Georg Peters, Sven Hermann, Bettina Löffler
Staphylococcus aureus causes very serious infections of vascular grafts. Knowledge of the molecular mechanisms of this disease is largely lacking because of the absence of representable models. Therefore, the aim of this study was to set up a mouse model of vascular graft infections that closely mimics the human situation. A catheter was inserted into the right carotid artery of mice, which acted as a vascular graft. Mice were infected i.v. using 8 different S. aureus strains, and development of the infection was followed up...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073202/pseudoaneurysm-with-arteriovenous-fistula-of-the-prostate-after-pelvic-trauma-ultrasound-imaging
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Andrea B Galosi, Camilla Capretti, Luca Leone, Marco Tiroli, Daniele Cantoro, Massimo Polito
Pseudoaneurysm (PA) associated with an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) of the internal pudendal artery branches are very uncommon. We report a case of post-traumatic PA with AVF connected to Santorini plexus. Diagnosis was made with trans-rectal ultrasound (TRUS) after recurrent hematuria. TRUS reported a 1.7 × 1.4 × 1.5 cm anechoic area, on anterior prostate apex close to Santorini plexus. The use of color Doppler in this area revealed high flow velocity that was indicative for AVF. The feeding artery was a distal branch of the left pudenda artery...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061015/impact-of-vessel-wall-lesions-and-vascular-stenoses-on-cerebrovascular-reactivity-in-patients-with-intracranial-stenotic-disease
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Petrice M Cogswell, Taylor L Davis, Megan K Strother, Carlos C Faraco, Allison O Scott, Lori C Jordan, Matthew R Fusco, Blaise deB Frederick, Jeroen Hendrikse, Manus J Donahue
PURPOSE: To compare cerebrovascular reactivity (CVR) and CVR lagtimes in flow territories perfused by vessels with vs. without proximal arterial wall disease and/or stenosis, separately in patients with atherosclerotic and nonatherosclerotic (moyamoya) intracranial stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Atherosclerotic and moyamoya patients with >50% intracranial stenosis and <70% cervical stenosis underwent angiography, vessel wall imaging (VWI), and CVR-weighted imaging (n = 36; vessel segments evaluated = 396)...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051026/blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-breast-cancer-correlation-with-carbonic-anhydrase-ix-and-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor
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Ying Wang, Min Liu, Mu-Lan Jin
BACKGROUND: Blood oxygenation level-dependent magnetic resonance imaging (BOLD-MRI) is a functional MRI technique which involves using the paramagnetic properties of deoxyhemoglobin to image the local tissue oxygen concentration. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether BOLD-MRI could evaluate hypoxia and angiogenesis of breast invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). METHODS: Ninety-eight female patients with IDC were retrospectively included in this research...
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042334/visualization-quantification-and-characterization-of-caerulein-induced-acute-pancreatitis-in-rats-by-3-0t-clinical-mri-biochemistry-and-histomorphology
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Ting Yin, Ronald Peeters, Yewei Liu, Yuanbo Feng, Xinyuan Zhang, Yansheng Jiang, Jie Yu, Steven Dymarkowski, Uwe Himmelreich, Raymond Oyen, Yicheng Ni
Purpose: To investigate whether Caerulein-induced acute pancreatitis (AP) in rats could be noninvasively studied by clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques and validated by enzymatic biochemistry and histomorphology. Materials and Methods: The study was approved by the institutional animal ethical committee. The AP was induced in 26 rats by intraperitoneal injections of Caerulein, as compared to 6 normal rats. T2-weighted 3D MRI, T2 relaxation measurement and contrast enhanced T1-weighted MRI were performed at 3 Tesla...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036021/monitoring-the-response-of-hyperbilirubinemia-in-the-mouse-brain-by-in-vivo-bioluminescence-imaging
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Isabella Manni, Giuliana Di Rocco, Salvatore Fusco, Lucia Leone, Saviana Antonella Barbati, Carmine Maria Carapella, Claudio Grassi, Giulia Piaggio, Gabriele Toietta
Increased levels of unconjugated bilirubin are neurotoxic, but the mechanism leading to neurological damage has not been completely elucidated. Innovative strategies of investigation are needed to more precisely define this pathological process. By longitudinal in vivo bioluminescence imaging, we noninvasively visualized the brain response to hyperbilirubinemia in the MITO-Luc mouse, in which light emission is restricted to the regions of active cell proliferation. We assessed that acute hyperbilirubinemia promotes bioluminescence in the brain region, indicating an increment in the cell proliferation rate...
December 28, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000859/131i-labeled-monoclonal-antibody-targeting-neuropilin-receptor-type-2-for-tumor-spect-imaging
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Lichun Chen, Liangliang Wang, Jianghua Yan, Chao Ma, Jing Lu, Guoqiang Chen, Shengyou Chen, Fu Su, Weixing Wang, Xinhui Su
As a co-receptor for vascular endothelial growth factor‑3 (VEGF‑3), neuropilin receptor type‑2 (NRP‑2) plays a central role in lymphangiogenesis and angiogenesis. Recently, mounting data of evidence show that NRP‑2 is overexpressed in several human cancers, and its overexpression is often associated with poor prognosis. Therefore, it is necessary for us to develop an affinity reagent for noninvasive imaging of NRP‑2 expression because it may be possible to provide early cancer diagnosis, more accurate prognosis, and better treatment planning...
February 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995483/assessing-tumor-vascularization-as-a-potential-biomarker-of-imatinib-resistance-in-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-by-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Lorena Consolino, Dario Livio Longo, Marianna Sciortino, Walter Dastrù, Sara Cabodi, Giovanni Battista Giovenzana, Silvio Aime
BACKGROUND: Most metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) develop resistance to the first-line imatinib treatment. Recently, increased vessel density and angiogenic markers were reported in GISTs with a poor prognosis, suggesting that angiogenesis is implicated in GIST tumor progression and resistance. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between tumor vasculature and imatinib resistance in different GIST mouse models using a noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) functional approach...
December 19, 2016: Gastric Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990495/optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-pediatric-choroidal-neovascularization
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Chiara Veronese, Chiara Maiolo, David Huang, Yali Jia, Grayson W Armstrong, Mariachiara Morara, Antonio P Ciardella
PURPOSE: To report two cases of pediatric choroidal neovascularization (CNV) and the associated neo-vascular and retinal findings identified on Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCTA) imaging. METHODS: A 14-year-old boy with handheld laser-induced maculopathy-related CNV and a 13-year-old boy with idiopathic CNV were evaluated with visual acuity testing, slit-lamp exam, fundus photography, fluorescein angiography, indocyanine green angiography, spectral domain optical coherence tomography, and OCTA...
July 2016: American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960175/moyamoya-disease
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Miki Fujimura, Oh Young Bang, Jong S Kim
Moyamoya disease (MMD) is a chronic occlusive cerebrovascular disease characterized by progressive stenosis at the terminal portion of the internal carotid artery and an abnormal vascular network at the base of the brain. Although its etiology is unknown, recent genetic studies have identified RNF213 in the 17q25-ter region as an important susceptibility gene of MMD among East Asian populations. A c.14576G>A polymorphism in RNF213 was identified in 95% of MMD patients with a family history and in 79% of sporadic cases, and patients carrying this polymorphism exhibited significantly earlier disease onset and a more-severe form of MMD...
2016: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960167/intracranial-arteries-anatomy-and-collaterals
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David S Liebeskind, Louis R Caplan
Anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology are inextricably linked in patients with intracranial atherosclerosis. Knowledge of abnormal or pathological conditions such as intracranial atherosclerosis stems from detailed recognition of the normal pattern of vascular anatomy. The vascular anatomy of the intracranial arteries, both at the level of the vessel wall and as a larger structure or conduit, is a reflection of physiology over time, from in utero stages through adult life. The unique characteristics of arteries at the base of the brain may help our understanding of atherosclerotic lesions that tend to afflict specific arterial segments...
2016: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940247/sdf-1-blockade-enhances-anti-vegf-therapy-of-glioblastoma-and-can-be-monitored-by-mri
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Lei Deng, Jason H Stafford, Shie-Chau Liu, Sophia B Chernikova, Milton Merchant, Lawrence Recht, J Martin Brown
Despite the approval of antiangiogenic therapy for glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) patients, survival benefits are still limited. One of the resistance mechanisms for antiangiogenic therapy is the induction of hypoxia and subsequent recruitment of macrophages by stromal-derived factor (SDF)-1α (CXCL-12). In this study, we tested whether olaptesed pegol (OLA-PEG, NOX-A12), a novel SDF-1α inhibitor, could reverse the recruitment of macrophages and potentiate the antitumor effect of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) therapy...
December 7, 2016: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932509/use-of-phase-contrast-mra-to-assess-intracranial-venous-sinus-resistance-to-drainage-in-healthy-individuals
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S Fall, G Pagé, J Bettoni, R Bouzerar, O Balédent
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Resistance to blood flow in the cerebral drainage system may affect cerebral hemodynamics. The objective of the present study was to use phase-contrast MRA to quantify resistance to drainage of blood across branches of the venous sinus tree and to determine whether the resistance to drainage values correlated with internal jugular vein outflows. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed whole-head phase-contrast MRA and 2D phase-contrast MR imaging in 31 healthy volunteers...
December 8, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925417/effects-of-temperature-on-multiparametric-evaluation-of-hindlimb-ischemia-with-dynamic-fluorescence-imaging
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Wenjuan Cai, Huizhi Guang, Chuangjian Cai, Jianwen Luo
Quantitative evaluation of hindlimb ischemia is essential for early diagnosis and therapy of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Dynamic imaging using near-infrared (NIR) fluorophore indocyanine green (ICG) is a noninvasive and effective tool to monitor multiple vascular parameters including perfusion rate (PR), perfusion vascular density (PVD) and hemodynamics. It has been previously demonstrated that temperature changes could lead to significant variations of blood flow rate and vascular perfusion. In this paper, multiparametric evaluation of hindlimb ischemia was performed at different temperatures...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925228/a-mock-circulatory-system-incorporating-a-compliant-3d-printed-anatomical-model-to-investigate-pulmonary-hemodynamics
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Paul G M Knoops, Giovanni Biglino, Alun D Hughes, Kim H Parker, Linzhang Xu, Silvia Schievano, Ryo Torii
A realistic mock circulatory system (MCS) could be a valuable in vitro testbed to study human circulatory hemodynamics. The objective of this study was to design a MCS replicating the pulmonary arterial circulation, incorporating an anatomically representative arterial model suitable for testing clinically relevant scenarios. A second objective of the study was to ensure the system's compatibility with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for additional measurements. A latex pulmonary arterial model with two generations of bifurcations was manufactured starting from a 3D-printed mold reconstructed from patient data...
December 7, 2016: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924360/perfusion-imaging-of-brain-gliomas-using-arterial-spin-labeling-correlation-with-histopathological-vascular-density-in-mri-guided-biopsies
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Di Ningning, Pang Haopeng, Dang Xuefei, Cheng Wenna, Ren Yan, Wu Jingsong, Yao Chengjun, Yao Zhenwei, Feng Xiaoyuan
INTRODUCTION: This study was designed to determine if cerebral blood flow (CBF) derived from arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion imaging could be used to quantitatively evaluate the microvascular density (MVD) of brain gliomas on a "point-to-point" basis by matching CBF areas and surgical biopsy sites as accurate as possible. METHODS: The study enrolled 47 patients with treatment-naive brain gliomas who underwent preoperative ASL, 3D T1-weighted imaging with gadolinium contrast enhancement (3D T1C+), and T2 fluid acquisition of inversion recovery (T2FLAIR) sequences before stereotactic surgery...
December 6, 2016: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892636/impaired-retinal-vasoreactivity-an-early-marker-of-stroke-risk-in-diabetes
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Kerstin Bettermann, Julia Slocomb, Vikram Shivkumar, David Quillen, Thomas W Gardner, Mary E Lott
Diabetes is a common cause of small vessel disease leading to stroke and vascular dementia. While the function and structure of large cerebral vessels can be easily studied, the brain's microvasculature remains difficult to assess. Previous studies have demonstrated that structural changes in the retinal vessel architecture predict stroke risk, but these changes occur at late disease stages. Our goal was to examine whether retinal vascular status can predict cerebral small vessel dysfunction during early stages of diabetes...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873151/a-stereotactic-probabilistic-atlas-for-the-major-cerebral-arteries
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Tora Dunås, Anders Wåhlin, Khalid Ambarki, Laleh Zarrinkoob, Jan Malm, Anders Eklund
Improved whole brain angiographic and velocity-sensitive MRI is pushing the boundaries of noninvasively obtained cerebral vascular flow information. The complexity of the information contained in such datasets calls for automated algorithms and pipelines, thus reducing the need of manual analyses by trained radiologists. The objective of this work was to lay the foundation for such automated pipelining by constructing and evaluating a probabilistic atlas describing the shape and location of the major cerebral arteries...
November 21, 2016: Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866375/pre-operative-assessment-for-arteriovenous-fistula-placement-for-dialysis
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Maria G Marques, Pedro Ponce
Native AV fistulas are considered to be the best VA for most dialysis patients. A careful preoperative process of care is essential to maximize the proportion of fistulas that achieve adequacy for dialysis. An individualized and timely evaluation of patients starts early with the identification of risk factors, followed by a physical examination which should be complemented by ultrasound vascular mapping in most cases. Vascular mapping includes any technique that leads to information on patient's inflow and outflow anatomy (± hemodynamics) as they relate to arteriovenous access creation and may predict maturation...
January 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860551/congenital-variants-and-anomalies-of-the-aortic-arch
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Kate Hanneman, Beverley Newman, Frandics Chan
Congenital variants and anomalies of the aortic arch are important to recognize as they may be associated with vascular rings, congenital heart disease, and chromosomal abnormalities, and can have important implications for prognosis and management. The purpose of this article is to review cross-sectional imaging techniques used in the evaluation of the aortic arch, describe the embryology and anatomy of the aortic arch system, discuss aortic arch variants and anomalies, and review other malformations of the aortic arch, including interrupted aortic arch, hypoplastic aortic arch, and aortic coarctation...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
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